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EVERY     WALK     OF     LIFE     SINCE
18 17
Vol.  11. No. 2
Summer.  1957
Alumni Financial Objective, 1957-58 ^'f^&*^""*^->
By Harry L. Purdy, B.A.'2S, Ph.D., President U.B.C. Alumni Association
I make no apol- ^^^Kf^ZSMHI Annual   Giving   Programme   in   1957
ogies    for    men- ^^PW?^9^I to   the   Capital   Gifts   Campaign.    In
tioning money in ^Bf         IIImBOB previous years, our Development Fund alMrVJ
my first message  H            'fill sponsored more than a score of spec- ,a v^flfciiKSP!*-^ "%£M$HP
to     members     of  H^H'VH^HvH 'a' objectives in keeping with the in-
the   Association.   H§V   iT*^]mHt tei'ests  of  Degree and  other Alumni
Alumni    have    a     '       •«#   ...i^J Divisions.    For   the   duration   of   the
more     important           f*^5r*jHsm, current    Campaign   these   objectives ■~a^^p*»»u«B™
job    to    do    for            ''•^MsHBPt w'"   '3e   Pu(;   aside,  and   our   Alumni
Higher    Educa-               t^MHBlli* Regional Scholarships will be financed
tion  than  that of                  J iS^'WBm& ^y   a   sPec^a'   grant   from   the   Presi- Newly-elected   Chancellor,   Dr.   A.   E.   Dal   Grauer
raising    and    giv-                       ' dent's Fund. in  his  formal  robes of office  is seen  against  the
ing     money,     but             Dr. H. L. Purdy Jn    195?   there   win   be   on]      ONE background   of   construction   of   the   new   two-
...                   „„„,              ,   -        ,     ., ,. i        j /-hvtt-i    i_ •     *.■           tt   •          m million dollar Arts Building.
this year   U.B.C. s need for  buildings appeal and OJNri, objective—University 	
is so great that your Board of Man- buildings.    All   non-earmarked   dona-
agement   has   decided   to   concentrate tions   from   Alumni   will   be   credited Contents Include:                              Page
its efforts on this project. to this objective. „,              .          .,        . _      . ,
m.      n     -i i   r.-l     ,-,           •             l n        t     -U     r<    „„       „„   i      i    *   i Message from Alumni President
The   Capital   Gifts   Campaign   gets Dr.    A.    E.    Grauer,    newly-elected 6
underway   this   Fall.    The   committee Chancellor    and    the    Honorary    Co- ."arry   u'   ™ray_~-     6
responsible for the campaign will seek Chairman of the Campaign, said this Mitoml-Harry   1.   Logan     5
to  raise at  least  five  million  dollars in his address to the Alumni Annual Branch News—Arthur H. Sager....    6
from  friends  and  Alumni.    This  will Meeting on April 17th: President's Annual Report-
be matched by at least another five "I would  like to see the Alumni set the Nathan Nemetz      7
million   dollars   from   the   Provincial pace--as the students are now doing and The   President   Reports     9
Government      To   this    total    will    be as  a umn. did  when  they  were 6tudents-- No  News   is   Good  News-
UWVCI iiiiiciiu.       ± v     uino     l\jl<xi     win     uc for    t^e   major   effort   of    the   University.
added, over  the  next  ten  years,  ap- t  am confident that Alumni will ac- TTDave„rroc]k   U
proximately  fifteen  million  dollars— cept tms challenge. Happy  Wanderer—
ten million from the Provincial Gov- B. Britton Brock  12
ernment   and   five   million   from   the   Faculty of Pharmacy—
Canada Council. .    -     DDECC A-  W'  Matthews  14
This twenty-five million will do no OI UP rKtob— Players'  Club Alumni—
more than meet the minimum require- University   Graduates    Successful   in Mrs-   Lucy   Woodward   16
ments of the building programme at Federa, Elections in British Columbia Faculty-Student Symposium-
U.B.C.   It will not build a University christian   R A >S9   <?„„;„, Alfred Carrothers    18
Hospital,   nor  will   it   allow  for   the *"nk V- Chnst,an' B-A-32,  Social r„nital r.-ft- ramT1!,io.n
elimination of army huts.   This sug- Credit-Okanagan-Boundary. Auhlev   mm
•rests the we and the nature of the E-    Davie    Fulton,    B.A.'36,    B.A. Aubrey   Roberts     20
c^?.S«SrUn5eSityMt^ow™ld (Oxon.), M.P., Progressive Conserva- Makers of the University:
wars   and   a  depression  have   so   de- tive-Kamloops. Dr. S   D.  Scott-Sydney Scott.. 22
layed the construction  of permanent Douglas   Jung,   B.A.'53,   LL.B.'54, Intercollegiate^ Athletics-
buildings that we now face an emerg- Progressive Conservative — Vancou- R-  J-   "Bus"  Phillips                 24
ency situation more serious than any ver-Centre. Spring   Congregation—Ed   Parker 27
in the University's history-   We must Alexander   B.   MacDonald,   B.A/39, At The Sign of the Totem                29
meet a  forty-year  backlog of  short- Co-operative   Commonwealth   Federa- Alumni  and  Alumnae—
ages, and at the same time we must tion—Vancouver-Kingsway. Sally  Gallinari  30
prepare for the space requirements of Erhart   Regier,   B.A.'50,   M.P.,   Co- The  Faculty    33
a University which will double its en- operative   Commonwealth   Federation Campus News and Views—
rolment within a decade. —Burnaby-Coquitlam. Randle Jones   35
Confronted with this crisis and this James    Sinclair,    B.A.Sc.'28,    M.A. In   Memoriam  37
challenge your Board of Management (Oxon.),    M.P.,    Liberal—Coast-Capi- Marriages     38
has  undertaken  to  direct  its  Alumni lano. Directory   of   Branches  38
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Sager,     H.A.'38 ;     Assistant    Director,    H.     I'. B.H.E.'48 ;  Law, N. D. Mullins,  B.A.'50, LL.B.
Published   by  the Krosby,   B.A.'55 ;   Editor,   H.   T.   Logan,   M.C, '51:  Medicine, Dr.  Thomas W.  Davis. M.D.'56 ;
Alumni Association of the University J?f" V ^MT?E^S-AT,,LAIlGJ):   F'   W'   Scott' NursinK'  Mrs'   Eric   L'   Smith'   «-A.Sc.(NurS.)
of British  Columbia B.Arch.'52 ;   D.   F.   Miller,   B.Com.'47 :   Mrs.   G. '50 ;   Pharmacy.   Mrs.   A.   E.   Jarvis,   B.S.P.'56 ;
Henderson,    B.A.'31 ;    J.    M.    Lecky,    B.A.'41 : Physical   Education,   R.   J.   Hindmarch,   B.P.E.
Editor:   Harry   T.   Logan,   M.C,   M.A. Miss    Mildred    Wright,    S.W.Dipl.'45 ;    W.    A. '52;  Social Work, Gerald  K.  Webb,  M.S.W.'55 ;
Associate   Editor:   Edwin   B    Parker    B.A.'54 Craig,   B.A.'50,   LL.B.'51 ;   ALUMNI   SENATE ALMA    MATER    SOCIETY    REPRESENTA-
»    . .     .   ».j..         o  ,i     n«    r.  ii-       •'   t, a ...n APPOINTEES:  G. Dudley Darling, B.Com.'S9, TIVE:   Benjamin   Trevino,   A.M.S.    President.
Assistant   Editor:   Sally   M.   Gallinari,   B.A. 49 p ,        nt,„„    v, ,, _ .oc    xr *v.        n,     „T
1 eter   Sharp,   B.Com. 36,   Nathan   T.    Nemetz;,
Board  »f   Management QC"      B A"'34' :      DEGREE      REPRESENTA- Editorial   Committee
B TIVES:     Agriculture,     Dr.     N.     S.     Wright, Chairman:    Harry    L.    Purdy:    Members:    G.
EXECUTIVE    COMMITTEE:    President,    Dr. B.S.A.'44,   M.S.A.'46;   Applied   Science,   M.   A. Dudley   Darling,   A.    P.   Gardiner,    Harry   T.
H.  L.  Purdy, B.A.'26 ;  Past President, Nathan Thomas,      B.A.Sc'31 ;      Architecture,      J.      B. Logan,   Nathan   Nemetz,   A.   H.   Sager,   Peter
T. Nemetz, Q.C., B.A.'34 ; First Vice-President, Chaster, B.Arch.'63, M.Sc'55 ; Arts and Science, Sharp.
J.   N.   Hyland,   B.Com.'84 ;   Second   Vice-Presi- Mrs. K. M. Walley, B.A.'48 ; Commerce, T. R.
dent, Miss Rika Wright,  B.A.'SS; Third Vice- Watt,    B.Com.'49;   Education,   R.    N.    Smith, CHRONICLE OFFICES
President, Dr. W. C. Gibson, B.A.'33 ; Treasur- B.A.'37, M.A.'51 ; Forestry, Dr. J. H. G. Smith, Business and Editorial Offices: 252 Brock Hall,
er,  A.   P.  Gardner.  B.A.  '87 ; Director,  A.  H. B.S.F.'49 : Home Economics, Mrs. A. R. Gillon, U.B.C,   Vancouver  8,   B.C.
Published in Vancouver, Canada, and authorised as second class mail. Post Office Dept., Ottawa.
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        4 The Editor's Page
New Blood in Senate
The Senate of the University is
composed of approximately 65 members. These include the Chancellor
(ex-officio), the President (Chairman),
the Registrar, (non-voting Secretary)
and the Deans. The Faculties yearly
elect two representatives each. Three
members are appointed for a three-
year term by the Lieutenant-Governor
in Council. Other members include a
representative of the High School
Principals and Assistants, a representative of the B.C. Teachers' Federation, and Principals of the Affiliated
In addition, 15 members, or 25 per
cent, of Senate, are elected triennially
by Convocation, and Alumni have recently been reminded of this important responsibility which is theirs in
the government of the University. Of
the 15 elected (see Page 29), out of
the 35 candidates, four are new members, viz., Mrs. H. F. Angus, B.A.'23,
Joseph E. A. Kania, B.A.Sc'26, Mrs.
Lawrence E. Ranta, B.A.'35, B.A.Sc.
(Nurs.)'39, R.N.(V.G.H.), and Arnold
A. Webster, B.A.'22, M.A.'28, B.Paed.
(Tor.), who served on Senate previously for a period of six years
Alumni Association influence on the
deliberations of Senate will in future
be brought to bear directly as a result
of the action taken under the Amendment to the University Act (see Page
21), whereby the Association appoints three of its members to Senate.
These Graduates, whose appointment
by the Board of Management has
been announced, viz., Dudley Darling,
B.Com.'39, Peter Sharp, B.A., B.Com.
'36, and Nathan Nemetz, Q.C., B.A.'34,
Alumni Past-Presidents, will bring
to Senate their intimate knowledge of
graduate thinking on University
It would be difficult to bring together a body of persons in British
Columbia more intimately acquainted
with the problems and needs of Education, and our Alumni may rest assured that the U.B.C. Senate, as
constituted, is well qualified to fulfil the task assigned to it, "to provide for the government, management, and carrying out of the curriculum, instruction and education afforded by the University."
Then and  Now — 1917-1957
In his opening remarks on the first
day of Congregation, May 21, Chancellor Lett made a graceful and moving reference to the presence of members of the second Class to graduate
from U.B.C, as follows:
"Today, on the 40th Anniversary
of the Graduating Classes of 1917,
1 would like to welcome those members who are in attendance upon the
occasion  of  their  Class  Reunion.    It
Alumni    Senate    Appointees:    G.    Dudley    Darling,
Peter    Sharp    (right),    and    Nathan    T.    Nemetz.
see  page  7.
was a small group of 34 Graduates,
and there were among them a few
who had been invalided out of the
Army after a period of active service
in the First World War, but the Congregation Programme of May 3, 1917,
contains the names of no less than
393 who were still absent in the
"There were other men of that
Class of '17 who were not present at
graduation; they were lying in the
fields of France and Flanders. Their
names hold a place of honour in the
War Memorial Gymnasium across the
Campus from here, to mark their
sacrifice and their contribution to the
spirit and tradition of this University,
from which it is the happier fortune
of today's Classes to graduate, forty
years after."
It is very fitting that Alumni of
every generation remember those who
have gone before them through these
"Halls of Learning", and who have
made their contribution to the living
traditions of the University. In this
respect, the Classes of 1916, 1917 and
1918, together, have, perhaps, a
special claim upon our attention because these are the Classes which
bridged the gap, or should we say,
prevented a gap from occurring, between McGill University College of
British Columbia and The University
of British Columbia, between M.B.C.
and U.B.C. They were the students
registered in the Fourth, Third and
Second Years, respectively, when
U.B.C. opened her doors for the first
time in September, 1915. As Seniors,
theirs was the task of welding the
old to the new, of introducing the
Freshmen of the Class of '19 to the
mysteries of Undergraduate life.
Along with the Freshmen, they
tackled the job of helping to build a
University, having a new Motto and
a new spirit, out of the fine materials
carried over from McGill, B.C.
We salute these three Classes of
'16, '17, and '18 and, this year especially, the Class of '17 on its 40th Anniversary, and we acknowledge the
debt we owe them in 1957 for foundations of our U.B.C. traditions "well
and truly laid", forty years ago.
/ v ojw-,   T.   L,
From the Mail Bag
"My sincerest thanks for your cordial letter
of March 29 and the copy of the Spring issue
of the CHRONICLE. It was particularly moving to read Aubrey Roberts' thoughtful and
spirited  account of  'The Great Trek*.
"On one minor point Aubrey mentioned I
can throw a little light. The passage he
quoted from the UBYSSEY of November 2,
1922, probably had no 'author* in a singular
sense. Under Harry Cassidy's leadership the
editorial board worked with a unity I have
never   seen   surpassed.
"We could not know, two days after the
Trek, whether the Campaign would produce
any material result but we were lifted up in
heart by the effort. Harry proposed this for
an editorial, a tribute to the intangible reward
that was already ours. The editorial should
be brief and dignified, he suggested, but it
should record without boastfulness the birth
of a new morale in the student body. It is
immaterial now who drafted it—at those
sessions we were a committee. But I think
Geoff Riddehough will bear me out that all
present felt the stir of Harry's intuition that
afternoon in the old Fairview shacks.
"I enclose a contribution to the Alumni
Fund in memory of a great UBSSEY editor
and a great soul—Harry M. Cassidy, Arts
Geoffrey  Bruun,
117   Forest   Home   Drive,
Ithaca,   New   York,
April   4,   1957.
"My work is mainly concerned with inspection and improvements of pastures for cattle
rearing. It's amazing the grass these cows
live on, but of course they are all bone. The
Government is subsidising a scheme for planting good grass varieties, fencing and rotating
of pastures. If the people would stop shifting
cultivation, clear more bush and rear cattle,
then the export trade could be quite high.
Even the telephone poles grow in this country.
Drainage is the real bug. In Cayo District
limestone is prevalent, being in most cases
merely   4   inches  below the  surface  soil.
"Eric Russell B.S.A.'56, is also working in
B.H. He is about 50 miles north of me in the
corn  growing  district."
Reginald  Pitt,  B.S.A/56,
Department   of    Agriculture,
El   Cayo,   British  Honduras,
Central America,
April  26,   1957.
"With and in spite of all these mechanical
advances, however, we are coming to the realisation that civilisation cannot be grabbed
ready-made from another race, but that it
must spring and grow from within and thus
we are trying to revive and foster our own
culture side by side with that borrowed from
the West. Our education is thus being aimed
at present at familiarising the individual with
the important aspects of technology and skill
—agriculture, medicine, engineering and
commerce—and also in taking pride in our
handicrafts and traditional arts. We are trying to break down the caked prejudices of
centuries towards manual labour which is
retarding our material development. In the
past, priesthood or military service was the
highest calling for promising young men.
Nowadays, the ambition of the average youth
is to gather a smattering of book knowledge
to get a white-collar job, and thus vegetate
in the uneventful security of an office. The
most important professions of greatest use to
the country are neglected. Our new educational programme is aimed at meeting these
Taffara  De Guefe,  B.Com.'50,
Addis   Ababa,
(From   a   letter   to   the   late   R.   M.   Millar,   of
World    Brotherhood,    Vancouver,    written    18
months   ago.     At   that   time   the   writer   was
Director General of Civil Aviation in Ethiopia.*
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Branches
Art Sager, Alumni Director, has
been on the road again. In February
and March he visited Branches from
Calgary to New York, in April he
attended Annual Branch Meetings on
Vancouver Island, and in May he accompanied the Players' Club on part
of its tour through B.C. Here is his
summary of these trips:
Calgary—Seventy-five enthusiastic
Alumni met at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. (B.A.'31) Walter Smith on
March 5—an evening affair that
spilled over into the early hours. S. P.
(Bud) Burden, B.A.Sc'40, turned
over the gavel to Dick King, B.A.Sc.
'36, who will be assisted by Tom
Stevens, B.A.'53, as Vice-President
and Mrs. K. J. Nash (nee Margie
MacDonald), B.A.'38, as Secretary-
Edmonton—C. A. Westcott, B.A.'50,
President, and his Executive got together a group of twenty Alumni for
luncheon on March 7 — an informal,
friendly gathering. The Third Annual Spring Cabaret of the Branch
was held on April 27.
Montreal — Extra chairs were
needed for the overflow crowd which
attended the luncheon here on March
15. Responsible for the excellent
meeting were Andy Irwin, B.A.'50,
President; John Turner, B.A/49,
Secretary; and J. M. (Joe) Schell,
B.A.'21, self-titled "fatherly-adviser".
Ottawa — Fifty friendly Alumni
foregathered for a reception and
meeting at Construction House on
March 14. Don Chutter, President of
the active Branch, was out of town
but his capable Executive, under Victor Johnston, B.Com.'44, handled arrangements without spilling a drop!
At the time of writing, the group is
planning a cocktail party on June 13,
for some twenty-five members of the
University Faculty who will attend
meetings of Learned Societies in Ottawa.
Regina—Brian, B.Com.'55 and Fay
(nee Fingarson, B.A.'55) Cooper,
Robert B. Chattey, B.Com.'52, Ken
H. Sherbin, B.A.'52, Bob S. Currie,
B.A.'49, George A. Killick, B.Arch.
'51 (and Lois Killick)—the Executive
members of the Branch—attended a
small gathering of the faithful on
Saturday evening, March 9. Gray A.
Gillespie, B.Com.'48 is President of
the Branch and a most hospitable
host. A television appearance of the
Director was given good coverage by
Saskatoon—First meeting of Alumni in Saskatoon was most enjoyable.
About 20 Grads met for dinner in the
Memorial Union Building at the University. Professor William F. Blis-
set, B.A.'43, arranged the affair and
for his efforts was elected President.
James (Jim) M. Pepper, B.A.'39,
M.A.'41, and Dr. C. M.  ("Red")  Wil-
Saskatoon   Branch  with   Professor  Bill   Blissett,   President,  second  from   left,  front  row.
liams, B.S.A.'49, were elected Vice-
President and  Secretary-Treasurer.
Toronto—A few Alums gathered
for lunch in the big city on March 13.
President Roy V. Jackson, B.A.'43,
has a potential membership of several
hundred, but organising meetings is
difficult because of distance and time
factors. Jane Banfield, B.A.'54, LL.B.
'54, Betty Morrison, B.A.'42, and
many others have offered help, and we
look forward to greater activity here
in the future. Marrill DesBrisay,
B.A.'17, staunch friend of U.B.C, is
senior Graduate in Toronto.
Winnipeg—A new Branch is forming here, under the leadership of
E. W. H. (Ernie) Brown, B.A.'34,
President of the Alumni Association
for four active months before being
transferred from Vancouver last summer and promoted to Hudson's Bay
Store Manager in the Manitoba Capital. A small group of Graduates met
at Ernie's home on Sunday, March
10. First official meeting of the group
on May 28 had Dean F. H. Soward
as guest speaker.
Duncan—The Alderlea Dining Room
in Duncan was crowded for the first
Annual Meeting of the new Branch on
April 26. Dean Andrew's talk was a
great hit with Grads, seemingly
starved for news of U.B.C. David R.
Williams, B.A.'48, LL.B.'49, was
named President, Ray Dewar, B.Com.
'49, Secretary-Treasurer.
Nanaimo—Dean G. C. Andrew,
Deputy to the President, Aubrey F.
Roberts, Director of the Development
Fund, with the Alumni Director were
guests at a special dinner meeting
held at the Tideview Grill on April
24. A smaller-than-usual gathering
because of the Easter holiday, but
interest was high and questions to
guest speaker Dean Andrew were
many. Annual Meeting of the Branch
will be held this Fall.
Victoria—The same interest and
enthusiasm prevailed at the Annual
Meeting of the Victoria Branch on
April 25. The following were elected
to the new Executive: Mrs. Rona
Wallis  (nee Hatt), B.A.Sc'22, Presi
dent; Mr. Reg. Roy, B.A.'50, First
Vice-President; Mrs. Jean Bain (nee
Anderson), B.A.'40, Second Vice-
President; Miss Anna Wootton, B.A.
'52, LL.B.'53, Treasurer; Miss Constance Holmes, LL.B.'51, Secretary;
and Louis Lindholm, LL.B.'53, George
MacMinn, LL.B.'53, Dr. Bill Gaddes,
B.A.'39, M.A.'46, Miss Maureen Bray,
B.P.E.'51, David Feme, B.Com.'54,
Mrs. Vera Foster, N.A., •— Members-
at-large. In May, the Board sponsored a series of lectures by Dr.
Gaddes on Child Psychology.
The Players' Club performance of
"Twelfth Night" was sponsored at
several centres this year by Alumni
Branches. The Alumni Director accompanied the Group as Faculty representative on the first leg of its
trip — Bralorne, Lillooet, Revelstoke,
Vernon. At Revelstoke, Mrs. MacKay (nee Mary Gibson) B.A.'38, took
over arrangements at the last minute because of the sudden illness of
Branch President, Dorothea Lundell,
Dr. David Wodlinger, B.A.'2c
President, and Rosemary Brough,
B.A.'47, Secretary, brought together
a large gathering of Grads for an
enjoyable reception on March 18 at
the Institute of International Education. Announcement has already
been made of the formation of The
Canadian Universities Club of New
York, which held a reception on May
1, and plans a dinner in November
to entertain Canadian University
Presidents. The Hon. Lester Pearson
has agreed to be guest speaker if a
satisfactory date can be found.
Professor John Deutsch and Colonel
Harry T. Logan addressed a well-
attended Annual Dinner Meeting of
the Trail Branch presided over by
President Victor Rogers, B.A.Sc.'33,
on March 22. C. H. G. Bushell, B.A.Sc.
'40, was elected President for the ensuing year. A pleasant social evening of Alumni followed at the home
of President and Mrs. Rogers (nee
Ruth Witbeck), B.A.'33.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE President's Annual Report
By   Nathan   Nemetz,   Q.C.,   B.A.'34
From  left:  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Ted  Jackson;  Art Sager
and  Mrs.   and  Mr.   Victor Johnston,  at a  meeting
of   the   Ottawa   Branch,   March,   1957.
James M. Clavel, B.A.'54, and
Connla T. Wood, B.A.'54, have completed their studies in England and
have returned to Canada. Their departure has left the positions of Sec-
cretary and Chronicle Correspondent
on the Branch Executive vacant.
We are most happy to welcome the
Yukon Branch into the fold of organised U.B.C. Alumni.
The Branch was constituted at a
meeting in the North-West Highway
System Officers' Mess in Whitehorse
on May 1. Thirteen members were
present at the inaugural meeting, and
a list of 20 names and addresses was
forwarded to the Alumni office by the
President, Capt. Ralph B. Huene,
B.A.'49. Secretary-Treasurer of the
new branch is Alan Bate, LL.B.'50.
Mining and Geology Meeting
The 59th annual general meeting
of the Canadian Institute of Mining
and Metallurgy was held in Ottawa
on April 22nd to 24th, 1957. It attracted a record attendance of 1850
people and the technical sessions
were of unusual breadth and interest.
Graduates of U.B.C. played a prominent part:
As retiring President of the Institute, Dr. John F. Walker, B.A.Sc'22,
presided over Council and the major
functions. Dr. C. H. Stockwell, B.A.Sc.
'24, Chairman of the Geology Division, arranged the technical programmes in Geology which were, in
part, joint meetings with the Geological Association of Canada of which
H. C. Gunning, B.A.Sc.'23, was retiring President. Mr. Franc R. Joubin,
B.A.'36, M.A.'43, was presented with
one of the Institute's major medals,
the Selwyn G. Blaylock Medal, given
for distinguished service to Canada
through achievement in the field of
mining, metallurgy or geology.
Technical papers on Geology were
presented by the following graduates: L. H. Green, B.A.Sc'49, S. C.
Robinson, B.A.Sc'35, J. O. Wheeler,
B.A.Sc.'47, D. D. Campbell, B.A.Sc'46,
C. G. Cheriton, M.A.Sc'49, E. R. Lea,
B.A.Sc'47, and H. C. Gunning. Dr.
Walker presented his presidential address at luncheon on Wednesday.
H. C. G.
It has been a
great privilege to
serve as your
President during
these past nine
months. My predecessor in office,
Mr. E. W. H.
Brown, left Vancouver in June,
having initiated a
programme of reorganising our Nathan T. Nemetz, Q.C.
financial and administrative procedures. Your Executive has been mainly involved in the implementation of
this prescient programme. I will
summarise briefly our work under the
following sub-headings:
1. U.B.C. Development Fund. Following the preliminary work undertaken by Mr. Brown, your Executive
entered into an agreement with the
Board of Governors whereby a central agency would receive all funds
donated for University purposes. Accordingly, our U.B.C. Development
Fund Society was dissolved as of
December 31, 1956, and there came
into being the new University Development Council on which the
Alumni have three representatives.
I wish at this time to thank our retiring Trustees, Mr. Caple, Dean
Gage, Mrs. Mitchell, Dr. Grauer, Mr.
Tom Brown and Col. Fairey for their
services  on our behalf.
2. Annual Giving. I wish also to
thank Dr. William Gibson and Mr.
John West, the Co-Chairmen of our
fund, for their splendid achievement
in raising |144,000 during the past
year from Alumni and Friends. Since
Alumni Giving, solicited by the Association, will continue to play an
important part in the University Development Programme, we are pleased
to report that Mr. Frank Walden,
B.Com.'38, C.A., has accepted the
position of Chairman of our Annual
Giving  Programme  for   1957-58.
3. Capital Gifts Drive. In 1958 we
will be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of our Province. The Development Council will attempt the raising of $5,000,000 which the Provincial
Government has offered to match. In
that connection we are happy to report that the University has appointed Mr. Aubrey Roberts, our
former Fund Chairman, to the position of Assistant to the President and
Director of the Development Programme. We have appointed Mr. H.
Peter Krosby as assistant to the
Executive Secretary, in order that
Mr. Sager may be able to devote
more of his time to the Capital Gifts
4. Publications. Colonel Harry T.
Logan, with the assistance of Mr. Ed
Parker on the Spring Issue, has
brought the U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle
to a new level of excellence. We are
proud of this fine magazine, which
is mailed to all parts of the world
and now has a circulation of over
7,500. I wish to thank Colonel Logan
for his continued and devoted work on
our behalf.
5. Alumni Group Relations. Both
Mr. Sager and I have had the opportunity of visiting a number of
Branches and Divisions in both Canada and the United States. We believe that our Alumni are demonstrating a stronger interest than
ever in the University, and that, with
the help of our new Committee on
Divisions and Branches, under the
chairmanship of Mr. Walter Scott,
we can look forward to creating even
closer ties with our Alumni.
6. University Club. Your Association continued its support of the University Club (under the chairmanship of Mr. Peter Sharp) in its efforts to secure downtown premises for
its headquarters. I hope that their
search is coming to a successful conclusion and that they will be able
shortly to announce the opening of
their membership drive.
7. Education Committee. Under the
able Chairmanship of Dr. Kania, this
committee has studied many problems in the field of Higher Education. Most recently, it has given consideration to the desirability of
launching a full-scale investigation
into all aspects and levels of Education in the Province.
8. Special Events.
(a) Successful reunions of the
Classes of '21, '26, '31 and '36 were
held  during  Homecoming  Week.
(b) All events arranged by the
Alumni Association in connection
with Homecoming were undertaken
in cooperation with the Alma Mater
Society and were highly successful.
Congratulations are due to Mr. Leonard Stacey, chairman of the Alumni
Homecoming  Committee.
(c) This year's Boxing Day Ball
was a happy success due to the efforts
of the committee consisting of Miss
Mildred Wright, Chairman, Mrs. A.
R. Gillon and Miss Rika Wright.
9. Rowing. Over $27,000 was
raised under our auspices in order to
send the U.B.C. crews to Australia
for the Olympics. It is a source of
great pleasure to the Executive to
have had the privilege of assisting
our Canadian winning crews at Melbourne. In recognition of Mr. Frank
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The President Reports—
My Impressions of Japan, Spring of 1956
Dear Alumni:
During the recent visit of Mrs.
MacKenzie and myself to Japan, I
was invited to speak over Radio
N.H.K., Tokyo, and it has seemed to
me that what I said on that occasion
might have some interest for you.
All Canadians must be concerned that
our relations with the peoples of
Asia should be on as friendly a footing as possible. Personal acquaintance can foster friendship. For these
reasons, and also because of the present developing status of Asian Studies at U.B.C, I was glad to have the
opportunity of visiting Japan and I
am grateful to the Japanese Government for making my visit possible.
Here is most of my short radio talk:
"I have been asked, to give, briefly,
my impressions of Japan. I am delighted to do so, though I must warn
you that these impressions are, of
necessity, very limited and based on
inadequate knowledge and experience.
In September 1931, I first came to
Japan. I travelled on one of the finest ships sailing the Pacific—The Empress of Japan—belonging to the
Canadian Pacific S.S. Company. It
took me 17 days of leisurely and
pleasant steaming to reach Yokohama.
At that time, in 1931, I spent between
two and three weeks in Japan. I enjoyed that visit tremendously; my
Japanese friends were kind to me and
I learned something of Japan and
her people.
Last Wednesday, March 13, my
wife and I left the Vancouver Airport in a Canadian Pacific Plane —
the Empress of Toronto. Less than
twenty hours later, after a cold and
windy halt for fuel at a base in
Alaska, appropriately named, Cold
Bay, we landed in brilliant moonlight
at Tokyo's International Airport. The
Tokyo Airport is the most impressive
I have seen anywhere. (Perhaps the
development of Air Transport is the
most significant thing that has happened to Japan and the world in the
last 30 years.) Although it was the
middle of the night, 4:00 a.m. to be
exact, my Japanese hosts from the
Foreign Office, and from the Japanese
Bureau of Public Information, were
on hand to meet me and give me a
warm welcome.
Since Friday, I have had the honour of an audience with His Imperial
Highness the Crown Prince, a visit
with the Honourable Mr. Ono, Vice-
Minister of Foreign Affairs, a pleasant and interesting morning with Dr.
Yanaihara, President of Tokyo University, and several of his colleagues.
I was entertained at a reception given
by Mr. Tokugawa, whose name is
still honoured by the Canadians who
knew him when he served as Ambassador to Canada in the 1930's, and the
Japanese-Canadian Society of which
he is President, and by the K. Okro-
sai Bunka Shinkokai at International
House. I was taken by my hosts to
a Kabuki Play, and to a most enjoyable Japanese dinner and evening;
our wives accompanied us, and that,
I believe, is new. Sunday, a lovely
day, we spent at Kamakura; Tuesday
and Wednesday, equally lovely, at
Nikko; today, the 21st, at the first
graduation exercises of the International Christian University—a moving occasion in the light of its possibilities for good relations between
Japan and the West.
Tokyo and such of Japan as we
have seen, show very few signs of
having been through the most desperate war in history. Japanese recovery
has been remarkable, and is equalled
only by West Germany. The Japanese countryside is as lovely as ever,
and fills a Westerner like myself
with envy and amazement, particularly in respect of the way in which
everything is used, used efficiently
and, at the same time, with an eye to
beauty and aesthetic values. Japanese streets, roads and highways are
not good by American or European
standards, but one does see some
remarkable examples of good road-
building. Their railways are very
good. The Japanese, as a people, as
far as I can judge, work harder, and
for longer hours, than we of the
West, and seem to be just as efficient
in their work. Perhaps this is necessary for them, because of their population and limited mechanisation, but
this too is something that we of the
West will have to keep in mind and
think about, if we are to compete
with them.
I said, there were remarkably few
evidences of the war. That is true,
but there are many changes compared with 26 years ago. Western,
and particularly American influences,
are everywhere in evidence in the
cities, in the cars, in the dress, in
recreation and sport, and in a dozen
other ways that are difficult to define.
One observes this. And yet, Japan
remains Japan. Her people are as
courteous and as anxious to be at
the service of their guests as ever.
The countryside is the same lovely
Japan. The Japanese economy and
Japanese industry have made a remarkable recovery and advance, and
this, with an increased population
and a restricted land area, makes
overseas markets and the import of
raw materials of supreme importance.
One sees remarkably few soldiers,
either American or Japanese, and one
From left, back row: Mr. Kawawada, Japanese
Foreign Office Official; Deputy Chief Priest of
the Toshogu Shrine at Nikko, Hirooki Nukaga;
Mr. Kuniaya of the Japanese Travel Bureau.
Front row: Mrs. N. A. M. MacKenzie, Dr. N. A. M.
gathers that the Japaneses people
have had enough of war. But their
foreign policy, while oriented toward
the U.S.A. and the West, if I can
judge from what I have seen and heard
and read, must always be concerned,
with the interests of Japan and the
Japanese; that is it must concern
itself with markets for their products,
with food including fish from the sea,
with raw materials, with the welfare
and prosperity of her people. These
matters we of the West, we who live
in Canada, must keep in mind and,
where possible, assist, if, as I am
sure is the case, we wish to keep the
friendship of Japan. This is why I
believe it important that we, particularly through our Universities and
other appropriate agencies, should
work for mutual understanding of
each other and of the world we live
There are other interesting impressions one gets as one looks about, but
time will not permit me to deal with
them, save to note again, as I did in
1931, the never-ending groups, particularly of school children, of young
people and of country folk who visit
the shrines and temples like those at
Nikko. Another interesting fact is
the limited number of places available in the Universities and the keen
competition for those places. And
finally, of course, one is again impressed with how attractive are the
national costumes, the Kimono and
Obi, and those who wear them. If
for no other reason, one can wish
and hope, whatever other changes
may come about, Japan will always
remain her unique and lovely self.
Yours  sincerely,
Available at all
and all
Royal Banker Learns The Ropes
From B.C. Expert
This Royal banker doesn't often get into the woods,
except to fish. But it's surprising how much he knows
about the lumbering industry—especially about cable
and other specialized equipment.
The answer is that he happens to have a customer
in this end of the business—and that he makes it a
point to drop around to the plant occasionally.
He always learns something.
He and other Royal Bank officers like to get away
from their desks from time to time. They make it
part of their job to keep in touch; to keep informed
of new processes, new producers, new markets.
They call on this accumulated, first-hand knowledge every day as they deal with the varied financial
needs of their customers. That's one reason Royal
bankers stand so high—and why the Royal is
Canada's largest bank.
A big bank serving a big country
By David Brock
David   Brock
Finds the World
Mildly Amusing
Dr. Lindsley P.
Spronk, Dean of
Human Happiness at the University of Boulder Dam, Colorado, recently declared that Ald-
dous Huxley
should be written off aa a madman. "In fact,"
added   the   Dean,
"if I hadn't forgotten how to read
and write, I would write him off myself."
The Dean was particularly annoyed
by a statement of Huxley's in the
essay called "The Education of an
Amphibian". Huxley said: "The aim
of the psychiatrist is to teach the
(statistically) abnormal to adjust
themselves to the behavior patterns
of a society composed of the (statistically) normal. The aim of the educator in spiritual insight is to teach
the (statistically) normal that they
are in fact insane and should do
something about it."
This sort of talk is irresponsible
and non-constructive, declares the
Dean. It is not Positive Thinking. It
is a deliberate and maniacal attack on
Mental Health Week.   "Mr. Huxley is
an enemy of public opinion," said
Dean Spronk. "Who will rid me of
this turbulent beast?"
The University of Mount McKinley
has listed 4823 new light courses in
an effort to get away from the old
stodgy fare. "The human mind has
had enough steamed puddings,"
laughed President Dunmow K. Flitch.
"We are going to give it some hors
Dr. Flitch reminds us that a well-
chosen mental snack, devised by some
psychological dietician, can contain
more nourishment than many a feast.
"For example, we offer a six-week
course called The Whole of Religion.
During the six weeks we enquire
into the nature of God, man, machinery, Egyptian cats, ouija boards, and
Bertrand Russel. That means that
for a whole week or even more, the
student is an expert on God. I know
lots of courses where this simply
isn't true."
The new ten-minute courses, based
on the smattering technique of television programmes and picture magazines, are a distinct novelty. Students are not allowed to take more
than three ten-minute courses in anyone day, since these courses are
highly exhilarating. If a young man
or woman feels an expert on more
than three things at once, he or she
may get too big for his or her boots
and have to go home barefoot, thus
courting mental pneumonia.   "But we
do have a course called 'What to do
When    Pneumonia    Strikes',"    titters
Dr. Flitch.
Dr. Flitch says he once saw a despondent student lurch into a ten-
minute course on "The Graeco-Roman
Tradition in Slavic Literature" . . .
well, actually it took only about
seven minutes, plus credits . . . and
the student emerged with his mental
and spiritual tone raised so high that
only a dog could hear it.
The M.D.A.B. of the University of
Goonyhill Alumni Association has decided to have a daily luncheon instead of a weekly one. M.D.A.B. stands
for Militant Downtown Athletic Boosters. This organisation is devoted to
the proposition that cheering builds
character, loyalty, optimism, gregari-
ousness, sportsmanship, and a sense
of accomplishment, plus fringe benefits.
The  Players'  Club  Alumni  of the
University  of   British   Columbia
at the  Frederic Wood Theatre
June   28-29   and   July   2-6
Tickets, $1.25, available at Kelly's
The Sun Has
The Writers
OVER and ABOVE its unexcelled
facilities for the gathering and
presentation of News, The Vancouver Sun boasts a group of unusually talented and articulate
writers whose daily product is a
great deal of entertainment for
Sun readers. Such names as Jack
Scott, Barry Mather, Elmore Phil-
pott, Harold Weir, Mamie Moloney,
Jack Wasserman and many others
are, it is no exaggeration to say,
household words among those who
enjoy the clash of opinion pun-
gently  expressed.
11 U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE A Happy Wanderer
Autobiographical Profile
By B.   Britton Brock,  B.A.Sc'26,  Ph.D.   (Wisconsin)
B. Britton Brock
"Speakin'   in   general   I   'ave   tried
'em all—
The 'appy roads that take you o'er
the world . . ."
When the course
of one's career
has been radically altered half
a dozen times or
more, not through
any whim but by
something approaching an act
of God, one has
the right to sit
back and pause
and wonder what
He is up to; each page of one's life
different from the last, sometimes
better, sometimes worse, but always
enjoyable. Is there a Guiding Hand
behind it all?
One of the greatest compensations
of middle age is surely the realisation that one's life, however haphazard each interlude may have
seemed at the time, is fitting a pattern that has a meaning. Hitherto
futile or seemingly irresponsible interludes take on a new significance,
and nothing—this is the most gratifying thing of all—nothing that one has
done has been wasted. (Someone else
has said this before me and probably
very much better, but the observation is my own too.)
The development of the theme involves some autobiography but it
will be kept brief.
At an early age my heart was set
on the Navy, partly because an elder
brother had thought of it before me,
but mostly because of salt water in
the blood. I "passed out" as a midshipman just about the time the Canadian Navy virtually passed out as
an institution, following the Washington Treaty. My naval career was
thus nipped in the bud, and for a
year nothing was of any importance.
I gained experience as a seafarer in
a lowly capacity until my job sank—
an eventuality one has no right to
expect in peace time. (At one stage,
it had smelled of a scuttling operation, but I found later the ship was
uninsurable at any price.) I gained
experience in tow-boating, in "mucking" underground, and in the ignominy
of flunking examinations. My contemporaries at U.B.C. may remember
that there appeared to be little future for me except possibly as a
"bony shover", a characteristic which
stood me in good stead on the rugby
field. No one, least of all myself,
thought of me as a budding man of
science. A roving spirit, coupled with
a certain doggedness, applied as and
when I saw fit, seemed to be my outstanding characteristics.
Geology, my second choice, was to
me merely a scheme of life which offered a nice combination of brainwork
and physical work, and an opportunity to travel off the beaten track. On
graduating in 1926 with a fair second
class B.A.Sc, the first essential
seemed to be to satisfy the craving
to see the world.
A job in Hong Kong came to a
natural full stop. A footloose interlude in Europe ended in an exploration job in Jugo-Slavia.
Serbia was perhaps where I began
to do my own thinking: certainly it
would be difficult there to find anyone to do it for me. For several
months I lived like a peasant on the
hospitality of the peasantry. Later I
set myself up as something of a very
minor potentate, and got myself shot
at by banditry which at that time was
rife. Life had a particularly sweet
savour when in the morning you
woke up surprised to be alive. In
retrospect this was a concentrated
period of character-building. At the
time it was sheer joyous adventure.
But it was lonely. At times I went
weeks and months without uttering,
except through an inadequate interpreter or in my inadequate Srbski.
I must have been well on towards
being "bushed", but that is not one
of the several factors that made the
job suddenly become untenable.
An interlude of "research" at Cambridge likewise terminated abruptly;
likewise, I shall never regret my time
there, even though I was unable to
pull the stroke through.
Marriage entailed sideslipping out
of geology into a more sedentary
type of exploration at a silver prospect in northern British Columbia.
The big depression put an end to that
job inside of a year. The spring of
1930 saw me as caretaker, watching
my job melting with the snow, which
had accumulated through the winter
to a depth of twelve feet.
Then I had a spell of teaching, in
elementary civil engineering subjects,
which seemed far removed from both
geology and mining. Midnight oil
was expended in mugging up what I
was to teach the following day, and
the   subjects,   which   involved   three-
dimensional thinking, have been of
immense value ever since in both
geology and mining. But one year
of it was enough: the second would
have established me in a narrow rut
diverging from the path I had chosen.
The next interlude involved a spell
of labouring in an unhealthy environment, at a wage below the bread-line
level. On the graveyard shift, the
pull-down bed filled the room during
the day, and my wife and baby had
to move out while the "breadwinner"
slept. "Bread" is le mot juste. There
was no meat, and not much jam, and
at that we were not making ends
meet. Hoboing seemed preferable,
and I put it to the test. It was not so
much the discomfort as the futility of
these spasms that drove me back to
College on borrowed money for a
higher degree.
Now the greatest challenge was a
geological thesis based on field work
for which I had no adequate finance,
quite inadequate transport apart
from my own two legs, and myself
my own beast of burden. I found I
could live for three weeks in the
mountains on what I could carry on
my back, in addition to a bed roll. It
was highly inefficient, a trifle dangerous, and excruciatingly lonely.
Emerging in 1934 with a Ph.D. to
assist in job-hunting, and with more
than a passing interest in structural
geology, I found there were still no
geological openings in Canada. I accepted a year's contract on exploration work in Northern Rhodesia. It
was seventeen years before I saw
Canada  again.
The war allowed me to get back to
the sea, to "meet my mate, the wind
that tramps the world". In little
ships, I saw service in the Persian
Gulf, Ceylon, India, East Africa, a
brief interlude in England, and finally the Far East. The Persian Gulf
has a climate which makes it a peacetime punishment station, and the
maximum sentence is eighteen
months. I spent three years there
and liked it.
My final commission was as
Executive Officer
of a captured
Italian ship, re-
commissioned as
an advance depot
ship for servicing
escorts. The crew
of 500 was composed of Lascars,
Hindus, Goanese,
Singhalese, Chinese and about 200 Liverpool-Irish
artisans, the last combining a Petty
Officer's rank with a profound contempt for Naval discipline, while I,
responsible for their discipline, did
not have enough stripes to punish
them legally. An unorthodox ship
with a heterogeneous conglomeration
Executive Officer
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        12 of humanity demands an unorthodox
"Number One" who could make his
own rules to suit the occasion. And
they worked!
After the war at sea, Johannesburg
offered an anchorage, and a headquarters for quite widespread exploration and mining operations. Most
important was the opportunity to
watch the Free State and Klerksdorp
gold mines develop. This was the
key to the unification of African
structure, providing a link with the
rift valley structure which has been
a controversial problem for nearly
half a century. In addition, I was
able to see a good deal of the face of
Africa and beyond, nearly always off
the beaten path. The Rhodesias and
Katanga I had got to know already.
Now Nyasaland, Uganda, Kenya,
Tanganyika, Bechuanaland, the Skeleton Coast, Algeria and Madagascar
combined to make my chief interest
the over-all picture of Africa. Visits
to Israel, Cyprus and Persia enabled
me to follow African structures into
the Mediterranean and Asia.
All my widespread and varied structural observations were forming integral parts of a unified whole, and
my former carefree travels helped
in filling in gaps in the picture. Who
could imagine that seafaring and rift
valleys could go together? Yet it
happened. On the Pirate Coast in
Trucial Oman, our little ship sailed
through a hidden inlet which opened
up into a perfect rift valley in miniature. A request for "compassionate
leave" to attend to geological matters was not granted. Later, off the
coast of East Africa, I had the luck
to break a bone in my foot, and was
despatched up-country to the Rift
valleys to recuperate. A secret urge
to sketch and paint had remained
secret because of an inherent shyness,
which precluded working in the presence of a strange audience, inevitably
containing at least a few rude and
candid people.
In the Persian Gulf, boredom drove
me to overcome this mental hazard.
It was easier there, where most of
the other people were also more than
half crazy with the heat. Nothing
seemed to matter anyway. I have
been painting hard ever since, especially on annual holidays which take
me to queer places.
The early sea-training and subsequent sea-going spasms, and great-
■circle sailing certainly must have
conditioned me to think globally; and
the global approach to structural geology is perhaps the essence of any
contribution I may make to the
It is premature to elaborate on the
place of my hobbies in the overall
picture, except to say that, in the interpretation of a pattern, the artistic
brain has an advantage over the prosaic one. It is fashionable for Science
to   sneer   at   anything   that   smacks
of the aesthetic, yet there is no
trouble in finding examples of a
broad overlap between Science and
the Arts. To mention just one or
two: there is the sailing ship, designed within very rigid specifications,
yet it is one of the most beautiful
things in the world; likewise, the
mediaeval suit of armour. Architecture surely provides a large area of
common ground between Science and
Aesthetics. Structural geology has
often been defined as the architecture
of the earth.
It was the broad approach to structure that was needed. Africa is symmetrically situated in the heart of the
land hemisphere, precisely antipodal
to the centre of the Pacific, and as
far removed from the Alpine type of
complications as any continent can
be. Africa is thus the continent that
holds the key: here we can get down
to the fundamentals of structural
geology, and of the fragmentation of
a cooling sphere. All this also has a
bearing on mineral exploration, in
these days when stumbling upon ore
deposits becomes less and less likely.
The recent link established between
Anglo American Corporation (for
whom I have the honour to work) and
the University of Leeds, which resulted in the Leeds Institute of African Geology, is, I like to think, evidence that my ideas are not the brainstorm of a visionary.
I hope it is apparent in this autobiographical sketch that personal ambition was almost non-existent, beyond
a fairly natural desire for three
meals a day—(two would do)—and
an education for my children. My
simple philosophy entails: living for
the present; doing one's best in anything one undertakes, thus precluding
wasted time on regrets and self-recrimination in the event of a failure;
never actively seeking responsibility,
but never refusing it when it comes
one's way. These simple rules, together with the kind of fatalism that
enables a seafarer to retain his equanimity throughout a war at sea, combine to make for a happy life.
The happy wanderings around the
world are an essential part of my
picture, and of myself. Without them
I would surely be a very different
person. This is a fatuous speculation: being what I am I had to be a
rover. Even the hoboing was enjoyable in its way, especially looking
back, and was unhappy only in the
concomitant hunger and the awful
feeling of failure. But, as the test
of a rover, it was an unqualified success. One can travel on the cheap,
and as a manner of seeing the country, it is not without merit.
All this, incidentally, provides the
answer, if one had the time to present
it, to the Canadian Immigration official, who did not want to allow such a
renegrade as myself re-entry into
Canada on a South African passport.
Higher authority prevailed; I was
unalterably Canadian-born, it said so
on my passport, so I must be admitted. Reluctantly, the passport was
stamped, to the tune of the cryptic
comment: "The best that can be said
for you is that you are still white".
The same attitude is sometimes
discernible amongst my more sedentary fellow Alumni. The tacit reproach—and not always tacit, will,
I hope, be softened by the foregoing
explanation. I hope there will be a
modicum of tolerance towards an international tramp who is still a Canadian, however much he may bear
the stamp of a "gentleman rover
Now I am on the eve of launching
what could be a substantial contribution to science, but which is certain
to have, at best, a mixed reception,
and which is certain to be utterly unpalatable to the type of academician
who does not want to sully the course
of lectures which has served him well
for thirty-five years. Much worse
than an explosive impact would be
no impact at all—the bombshell that
does not explode! The probability is
that it is a time-bomb with a tricky
mechanism, and there will bej no immediate reaction — only a prolonged
period of tension for myself.
One consideration which is an aid
to placidity and calmness under these
circumstances is that even if the reaction, positive or negative, drive me
out of my job or even out of my profession, I could still be perfectly
happy gypsying about the world on
the cheap, with my paint-box, my
flute, my sketch-pad and notebook,
and, if there is room, a telescope.
These are not the tools of a fanatic.
A fanatic is a person whose life is
broken when his cause is broken.
What I crave for more is the time to
do all the things I want to do.
The chief factor, however, which
allows of a reasonable degree of
equanimity in the launching of my
"bombshell" is the seeming inevitability of it. When I talk of the inevitable I certainly do not mean that
one can sit back and wait for things
to happen. One must make an effort.
Again the war at sea may have conditioned one's thinking. One does
one's best, taking every reasonable
precaution; only after that, what happens is in the hands of the Almighty.
I have never sought either security or
publicity, and I did not deliberately
set out to "unscrew the inscrutable".
It just happened, as a by-product of
an interesting job of work. So must
the publication of my opus.
"Speakin' in general, I 'ave found
them good
For such as cannot use one bed too
But must get 'ence, the same as I
'ave done
An' go observin' matters till they
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Faculty of Pharmacy-
History and Development
By Dean A. W.  Matthews, B.Sc.  (Pharm), M.Sc,  Ph.D.
The Faculty of Pharmacy at the
British Columbia, and seven other
Faculties and Schools in other Universities across Canada, comprise the
Canadian Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties. This Conference, organised just two years before U.B.C.'s
Faculty was established in 1946, has
done much to cement relations between the professional organisations
in the several Provinces and to further pharmaceutical education generally.
Modern Pharmacy is a dynamic, expanding field in which new drugs are
playing an important role in the development of a new era in medicine.
Involved in all stages of the development, production and marketing of
these new drugs are men and women
trained in Pharmacy. Those who are
presently enrolled as students in the
Faculty of Pharmacy at this University will become the retail, the hospital and the industrial pharmacists
of tomorrow.
Pharmacy is one of several vocations now requiring academic training which formerly were entered
solely through a long period of apprenticeship to a master of the craft
or trade. As knowledge, and particularly knowledge of science, has expanded, a great deal of the required
"know-how" has been reduced to basic
principles which lend themselves to
the classroom type of instruction. As
the length of the formal courses offered in Universities and in Colleges
of Pharmacy has been increased over
the years, the amount of practical
training required prior to licensure
has become proportionately less. In
this and other respects the Canadian
Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties has been an important factor in
the up-grading of pharmaceutical
education and in bringing about
greater uniformity in standards for
both the academic and the practical
training requirements for Pharmacy.
In the English-speaking world the
idea of formal education for the pro-
From left: The late Dean E .L. Woods, President
N. A. M. MacKenzie, the late Dean Daniel i.
Buchanan (Arts and Science), George T. Cunningham. Taken in November, 1946, when Pharmacy was  officially  established  at  U.B.C.
fession of Pharmacy only began to
find expression after the formation
of the British Pharmaceutical Society
in 1841. The seed was sown, in very
shallow fashion it is true, when evening lectures in Botany, Chemistry and
Materia Medica were arranged for
the young men who were apprenticed
in chemists' shops in the City of
London. In 1860, Laval University
became the first institution in Canada
to offer instruction to pharmacy apprentices. Unfortunately, these lectures were not well enough attended
to warrant their continuance. However, in 1870, the Montreal College of
Pharmacy was incorporated and began to provide instruction in Botany,
Chemistry and Materia Medica. Shortly thereafter the Ontario College of
Pharmacy commenced lectures for the
benefit of apprentices in the Toronto
area. The original course offered by
the Ontario College of Pharmacy was
of only three months duration, with
lectures for three hours daily during
that period. However, the course was
lengthened in 1892 to the equivalent
of  the   University  academic  session.
In the late 1860's, Doctor John
Schultz, later Lieutenant-Governor
of Manitoba, established a trading
business near Fort Garry including a
considerable stock of drugs. This is
generally considered to have been the
first drug store on the prairies. By
1896, however, Pharmacy in Manitoba had developed sufficiently to
warrant the founding of a College of
Pharmacy and the offering of a
course of studies patterned after the
one-year Ontario course. This course
was taken over subsequently by the
University of Manitoba, and when
Universities were founded in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Pharmacy
was included (almost from the outset)
among the courses offered.
The Pharmaceutical Association of
the Province of British Columbia was
set up through the Pharmacy Act
passed by the Provincial Legislature
in 1891. Conscious of the developments taking place in the field of
pharmaceutical education elsewhere
in Canada, this Association sought
assurance, when the University of
British Columbia was being planned,
that Pharmacy would be included
among the courses offered. Although
the Minister of Education seemed receptive to this idea, events and circumstances were to dictate otherwise.
All through the 1920's, the Council
of the Association continued to make
Dean A. W. Matthews
overtures to the Department of Education and to the President of the
University, with some hopes for success until all plans for University expansion were cut off by the restricted
budgets of the depression years.
In June of 1936 a committee consisting of the President of the Association, Mr. J. Fred Scott of Cranbrook, the Registrar-Treasurer, Mr.
R. G. Stewart, and Mr. G. T. Cunningham, was appointed for the purpose
of entering into negotiations with the
Hon. Dr. George Weir, Minister of
Education. A carefully prepared
brief was presented to the Minister
and was sympathetically received by
him. However, it soon became apparent that shortage of accommodation
was still a major deterrent to the establishment of a Faculty of Pharmacy,
especially inasmuch as Law and Home
Economics were considered to have
prior claims. Although the matter
was referred to a special committee
for study, Senate eventually voted
not to recommend establishing a
course in Pharmacy at that time.
World War II put an end to this
series of negotiations.
A new drive for a place within the
University circle, and the one that
was destined for eventual success,
began in March 1944. As evidence of
good faith, the Pharmaceutical Association renewed an earlier offer of
$5,000 toward equipping) a Pharmacy
Department. At this time also, Mr.
George T. Cunningham made a very
generous offer of $25,000 toward the
cost of a building for Pharmacy. A
new brief was prepared in which it
was emphasised that British Columbia was losing stature in the national
Pharmacy scene as a result of not
having a College degree prerequisite
for entrance to the profession. Finally, in August of 1945, the long
struggle was crowned with success
when the Board of Governors and the
Senate approved the establishment of
a degree course in Pharmacy. Instruction was to be provided by a
Department of Pharmacy within the
14 Faculty of Arts and Science. Dean
Esli L. Woods, of the College of
Pharmacy of the University of Saskatchewan, agreed to come to British
Columbia to organise the course. Under his guidance the new Department
was destined to go on to the early
attainment of full Faculty status and
to an important place within the
circle of the Canadian Conference of
Pharmaceutical Faculties.
Dean Woods severed his connection
with the University of Saskatchewan
at the end of the 1945-46 term and
began setting up his new Department
in three huts allotted to him as temporary quarters for Pharmacy at
U.B.C. Hut 1 was partitioned off to
provide offices for the Dean and his
Secretary and for a pharmacognosy
laboratory and a research lab. Hut 2
provided the space for the dispensing
laboratory and a storeroom, while
Hut 3 was to be used as a lecture
hall. The following year, a fourth
hut was obtained to provide space
for the teaching of Pharmaceutical
During the summer of 1946, the
Pharmaceutical Association, in cooperation with the University, held a
qualifying examination and approved
68 apprentices for admission to the
course—54 were war veterans and
eight were women. When instruction
commenced in the fall, Dean Woods
was assisted by Associate Professor
Phyllis Brewer and two student assistants. Dr. Brewer, originally from
Vancouver, completed her Undergraduate work at the University of
Alberta and after Graduate study at
the University of London (interrupted by the war) and the University
of Minnesota, she received her doctorate at the University of California.
The Pharmacy staff was augmented
for the 1947-48 session by the appointment of Mr. F. A. Morrison as
Lecturer in Pharmacy. The following
summer, Mr. Morrison was promoted
to Assistant Professor of Pharmacy
and Mr. Donald Zuck, a recent Graduate from Alberta, joined the Staff as
Lecturer in Pharmacy. In July of
1949, three new Assistant Professors
were appointed in the persons of Mr.
Robert Cox, Mr. G. A. Groves and
Mr. J. E. Halliday.
While the staffing needs of the
new Faculty were being provided for
in this way, the physical facilities for
instruction were not being neglected.
Originally, it was the plan to build
a separate two-storey L-shaped
Pharmacy building and tenders were
to have been called during the 1946-
47 session. However, the estimates of
the cost of such a building were
found to greatly exceed the funds
available and it was eventually decided that Pharmacy would join in
with Zoology and Biology in planning
a Biological Sciences and Pharmacy
building. The move from the huts to
the new building was accomplished
in time for the opening of the 1950-51
Pharmaceutical Chemistry  Laboratory
academic session. The fact that the
teaching laboratories and other facilities for Pharmacy at U.B.C. continue
to draw favorable comment from
numerous visitors each year is indicative of the vision and thoroughness
with which Dean Woods planned for
the future. Although his death in
December 1951 was a severe blow, the
Faculty has continued to grow upon
the foundation he so securely laid.
The main responsibility of the
Faculty of Pharmacy to its professional community is to provide the
minimum basic training for the practice of retail Pharmacy. Modern
practice dictates that the curriculum
must be broadly based on the sciences.
Furthermore, since the successful retail pharmacist must combine, in a
unique manner, the duties of a professional man and the activities of a
business man, there must be emphasis
on accounting methods and other aspects of Pharmacy administration.
In U.B.C.'s model pharmacy, the students work under conditions simulating those of actual practice and
become familiar with a system of
classifying and filing information on
new drugs. This is in keeping with
the modern concept of the pharmacist
as a consultant to the physician on
the subject of drugs.
During the relatively few years
that Graduates in Pharmacy have
been going out from U.B.C, the need
for an organised Pharmacy service
in hospitals has been growing in the
United States and Canada at a pace
beyond the personnel resources of
the profession. Nowhere is this more
in evidence than in British Columbia
under the B.C.H.I.S. plan. This need
is thrusting new responsibilities on
and posing new problems for the
Faculty of Pharmacy. A new option
in Hospital Pharmacy Administration
is being provided at the Undergraduate level, and a plan for Hospital
Pharmacy internships in leading-
teaching hospitals is being initiated
this year. It is probable that a combination of such internships with additional class work at the Graduate
level will follow soon. During the
period of the internship, a member
of the Faculty will collaborate with
the Chief Pharmacist in the hospital
in the direction of the student's programme, which will include close observation and study of the administra
tive policies of the hospital, accounting procedures, inventory control and
budget. A primary objective of such
training is to provide well-trained
pharmacists for other hospitals which
are not equipped to handle Pharmacy
For the Graduate who wishes to
channel his activities into some other
field of Pharmacy, there is no lack
of opportunity. Members of the 1957
class could make their choices from
positions in control divisions and
product development departments in
industry, as local sales representatives
for drug firms, with the laboratories
of the Food and Drugs Division of
the Department of National Health
and Welfare and in the Pharmacy
service of the Royal Canadian Navy.
This is a scope much beyond that
envisaged when the course was first
established and is indicative of the
new demands that recent advances in
the physical, chemical, biological and
medical sciences are placing on one
of the oldest of the established professions. As a consequence, also, the
list of course offerings has been broadened to include a selection of options
open to students whose intention it
is to channel their efforts into one of
the technical fields in Pharmacy.
The Faculty of Pharmacy has an
active research programme in the
fields of Pharmaceutics, Physical
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology.
Plans are well advanced for starting
Graduate instruction in at least two
of these fields. Support for present
research is being received from the
Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Pharmacy and from the National Research Council.
Since its inception, the Faculty of
Pharmacy at U.B.C. has received
strong support from the Pharmaceutical Association of the Province of
B.C. Members of the Staff are prominent in the committee structure of
the professional society and one, Associate Professor F. A. Morrison,
serves as its Registrar. Through the
Association's Education Committee,
the Faculty receives, on the one hand,
great assistance with its orientation
programme, and, at the same time,
takes a leading part in the Association's extension and refresher course
work. It is the primary objective of
the orientation programme to acquaint the graduating student, at first
hand, with some of the practical problems he will encounter in his everyday work as a pharmacist.
The refresher course programme is
assisted financially by the Canadian
Foundation for the Advancement of
Pharmacy and is a combined effort
of the Faculty and the Association.
During this present academic session,
an evening symposium was held in
Vancouver and as soon as the term
ends a series of one-day refresher
programmes will begin in other dis-
stricts of the Province.
IS        U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Players' Club Alumni —
By Lucy  Berton  Woodward, Arts'43*
It is interesting to note that, in the
25 years since the Players' Club
Alumni was formed, the period during and since the War has seen both
the highest and lowest points in the
Club's   history.
The highest point was, of course,
in 1955 when "The Crucible" won the
Calvert Trophy and $1,000 for the
best play presented in the Dominion
Drama Festival at Regina. At the
other extreme was a studio workshop
performance in 1947 of two one-
acters, played to a total audience of
13, and members at that.
But there have been many events
of which the Players' Club Alumni
can be proud, starting with Bill Buckingham's production of "The Man
Who Came to Dinner" in 1941, which
played thirty - three performances,
mostly to troops. Undoubtedly this
is a record for the Alumni.
Then came "The Adding Machine",
starring Lacey Fisher, and in May,
1944, "Distant Point", a Russian propaganda drama, directed by Dorothy
Somerset. This play, sponsored by
the B.C. Teachers' Federation and
produced in the Lyric Theatre, has
been described by one member as
"a financial failure, but an artistic
For Nora Gibson Gregory and Blair
Baillie, this play will always recall
the incident of the stuffed ducks. Two
dead ducks were required on the
properties list. These Blair procured
from a Chinatown shop and had them
hastily stuffed by a taxidermist.
Without refrigeration, it soon became
apparent that the taxidermist had
done his job poorly, if at all. Before
the week was up, Nora, who was
prompting, announced that either the
ducks must go, or she would. The
ducks went.
The programme for this wartime
production is dotted with military
titles: Lt. Pat Larsen, lighting; Spr.
Clifford Robinson, scene design; Lt.
Robert Orchard, music. And among
those in the cast were a number still
active in drama: Dick Harris, Sam
Payne, Cyril Chave and Bice Caple.
In June of the following year, 1945,
"Claudia" was produced in the U.B.C.
Auditorium, under the sponsorship of
•Mrs. Geoffrey G. Woodward has been actively
associated with the Players' Club Alumni for
a number of years and in a great variety of
capacities — as an actor, as properties assistant, scene painter, etc. Last year she was
This is the last of three studies of the
Players' Club Alumni. The previous articles
were contributed by F. G. C. Wood and Mrs.
Kenneth   (Bice)   Caple.
the Allied Officers' Auxiliary. Directed by Mrs. E. A. Woodward, it
subsequently went on tour to the
Airforce base at Comox for two performances.
The Airforce ferried the cast and
crew to Comox in a bomber. All they
were able to take in the limited airplane accommodation were costumes
and hand ropes, no scenery, and of
course, no furniture. The setting of
the play is a beautiful English drawing room, and, for the Vancouver production, they had robbed some of the
finest homes. But, in Comox, the best
they could scrounge was some heavy,
wooden office furniture and a few
bridge lamps; yet never has the Club
played to such an enthusiastic audience as were those flyers in the jam-
packed Drill Hall at Comox. The performances will always remain memorable for the cast, which included
Bill and Doris Buckingham, Mildred
Caple, Elizabeth Jackson and Jack
Then came another comedy, "Heaven Can Wait", in December of the
same year, with Bill Buckingham
directing. Among the large cast were
Art Sager, Jack Nash, and Dorothy
Then came the slump. The war was
over and the impetus of acting for the
troops, which had sustained the Club
through the war years, suddenly- fell
away. The Club was not defunct,
however. There were play readings
and a few studio performances, including the infamous one mentioned
It was not until 1949, under the
Presidency of Mildred Caple, that the
Club started back up the slow road
to recovery. In February of that year,
three one-act comedies, "Mr. Sampson", "Fumed Oak" and the melodrama,   "He   Ain't   Done   Right   by
If lit
From left: Bea Wood and Doris Chilcott in
a Camera".
From   left    Bill   Buckingham,   Gordon   Gibson   and
Bea Wood  in "The Winslow Boy."
Nell", were produced in the University Auditorium under the sponsorship of the Kiwassa Club. Again the
Buckinghams played leading roles (in
"Fumed Oak") and Bea Wood made
her first appearance in several years.
"Nell" was also produced at Shaughnessy Military Hospital, for walking
In the Fall of the same year, with
the success of the one-act plays spurring them on, the Executive asked
Bill Buckingham to direct "The Win-
slow Boy", in which he also took the
leading role. But on the last night,
a Saturday, he very nearly didn't
That Saturday night happened to
mark the Fall floods on the North
Shore, and that afternoon the Capi-
lano Bridge was swept away. Bill and
Doris live beyond the bridge in West
Vancouver; the West Vancouver ferries had been discontinued some years
before; most telephone lines were
down because of the storm, and they
were thus practically incommunicado.
However, Bill did manage to get a
call through to Geoff Woodward, who
was President at the time, and Geoff
went to work. After many frantic
calls he finally persuaded a boatman
to run the risk of the heavy seas and
Bill was brought from Dundarave
Pier, arriving just in time to put on
costume and make-up and scramble
on stage.
"The Winslow Boy" proved to be
another success and was entered in
the Regional Drama Festival, the
first entry since the war, and, although it won no awards, it was favourably received. Norma Edwards,
Allan Ainsworth, Mary McLorg Hill,
Massy and Bea Wood were included
in the cast.
"Laura", with Lois Shaw and Buzz
Broughton, was the next production
in November, 1950. This proved to
be one of the most financially successful shows ever produced, due to
the co-sponsorship of the University
Women's Club and the Women's
Auxiliary to  the Vancouver  General
16 Hospital, two groups which had also
sponsored "The Winslow Boy" the
year before.
Then came a lull for a year, the
proverbial calm before the storm.
Suddenly Philip Keatley burst upon
the Club. Fresh out of College, Phil
was teeming with ideas and enthusiasm. Here was the transfusion of
new blood the club so badly needed,
and with him came other lively new
graduates—Ralph McPhee, June and
Gerry O'Connor, Joanne Walker,
John Brockington, Valentine Clyne,
Bob Woodward, to mention just a few.
In January, 1953, under the Presidency of Dick Massy and sparked by
this new group, the Club produced
"Volpone", an ambitious Elizabethan
comedy, co-directed by Phil Keatley
and Peter Mannering. It was produced four times: first, in the Frederic
Wood Theatre which had just opened;
then, in February, for the B.C. Regional of the Dominion Drama Festival. This performance won them The
Calvert Trophy, and Phil Keatley,
playing Mosca, received the best actor award.
In March it was produced at the
University Auditorium, and in May,
went to Victoria to compete in the
Dominion Drama Festival, where Adjudicator Pierre Lefevre praised the
"dynamic energy, color and zest" of
the performance, and said it was the
"best-spoken", but it won no award.
Flushed with success, the revitalised
Club went on to produce Gertrude
Stein's "Yes is for a Very Young
Man" in the Frederic Wood Theatre
in July, 1953, director, Donal Wilson.
The next winter Dorothy Somerset asked the Club to produce the
English Department's yearly Workshop play, under her direction. Eugene O'Neill's twisted tragedy, "The
Great God Brown" was chosen for
this production, with Phil Keatley,
Peter Howarth, Joanne Walker and
Louise De Vick in leading roles.
Again bad weather tormented the
group. On opening night power lines
were down and the theatre was in
darkness. Members of the cast were
alerted to bring all the candles they
could and costumes and makeup were
donned by their flickering light. Miss
Somerset was all prepared to place
candles in the footlights and start the
show on schedule, come what might,
but, fortunately, power was restored
ten minutes before the curtain was
due to rise.
After two such stark dramas, the
Club felt the need of a little fun and
frolic. They got their wish in what
was perhaps the most unorthodox performance in Club history — "The
Front Page", produced in co-operation with the Newsmen's Club in May,
1954. The cast was part Players' Club
Alumni and part newspaper and radio
men, and the result, bedlam.
The performance was marked by
two mishaps, both on the same night.
First, the large double doors in the
Philip Keatley as Mosca  in "Volpone"
centre back of the set were thrown
open, literally, by an over enthusiastic newsman and lay flat on the stage
for the rest of the act. Later, in the
same act, Fred Hill, always an ebullient actor, thumped strenuously on
the roll-top desk in which Sidney Risk
was concealed. This was the signal
for Sidney to rap back, thus revealing his hiding place, and the desk
was then to be thrown open. But
Fred had thumped so energetically
that the roll-top jammed. In the ensuing confusion someone backstage
handed a hammer in through a window which supposedly looked out on
the street three floors below!
This farce was directed by Phil
Keatley and Buzz Broughton, and the
cast included Allan Walsh, Joanne
Walker, Elizabeth Keatley, John
Brockington and John Emerson from
the Alumni, and Ray Munro, Gil
Clark, Ray Mackness, Alan Young,
Eric Lindsay, and Jean Howarth, to
mention a few from the Press.
That Fall, the Keatleys left for
England, but the Club, having gained
strength under Phil's Presidency,
went on to even higher achievements.
With Allan Walsh installed as President, the group produced "The Crucible", under the direction of Dorothy
Davies.   The rest is history.
It was first produced in the Frederic Wood Theatre in January, 1955;
it then entered the B.C. Regional of
the Dominion Drama Festival in
March, when it won the Calvert
Trophy for the best play and Joanne
Walker picked up the best actress
award. In April, it played to packed
houses in the University Auditorium
and, in May, the cast travelled to
Regina to comnete in the Dominion
Drama Festival finals.
May 14, 1955 was a Red Letter
Day for the Players' Club Alumni.
Not only did "The Crucible" win the
Calvert Trophy and $1,000 for the
best play in the Festival, but Dorothy
Davies received the award for the
best director, and Jack Mercer the
best supporting actor award for his
part as Giles Corey.  Other principals
in the cast included Ted Affleck, Pat
Leith, Bice Caple, Allan Walsh, Doreen Odling and Dick Harris.
On their return home, the cast was
greeted at the Airport by Civic and
University representatives, and a
cheering mob of Players' Club Alumni
members. Some months later, as the
result of efforts made by the Community Arts Council, each member of
the cast and the director received a
special medal presented by City
Council, at a ceremony at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Don Cromie.
The following year, 1956, the Club
again entered the Festival, this time
producing "Liliom", with many of
the same members in the cast. It
received the award for the best visual
The past year, under the Presidency of Bice Caple, has been one
of the busiest in Club annals. Commencing last July with "The Living
Room" at the Frederic Wood Theatre,
the group next produced "I am a
Camera" in the University Auditorium in September, with Bob Woodward and Doris Chilcott in leading
roles, and finally, "The Cherry Orchard" in February 1957, again in the
Frederic Wood.
All three of these plays were directed by Alumni member John Brockington. As this goes to press, plans
are under way for John to direct
"Waiting for Godot" in the Frederic
Wood Theatre for the opening of
Summer School, the first week in
July.  (See Page 11.)
No account of Players' Club Alumni
activities would be complete without
mention of some of the people who
have worked back-stage with little or
no public recognition.
Chief among these is Tommy Lea,
whose name has appeared on nearly
every programme during this period
(and quite a few earlier), in one backstage capacity or another, usually
stage manager of lighting. Another
is Pat Larsen, who has teamed with
Tommy regularly. Betty Byng-Hall
and husband Desmond have been active, year in and year out, as have
Elsie Pain, Dick Harris, Bice Caple
and Blair Baillie. All have been actively engaged in Players' Club
Alumni productions for the past ten
years or more. In a class by themselves are Bea and Freddy Wood, who
have remained interested in the Club's
activities since its inception.
Many members and former members have gained professional standing, and from their experience and
training in the Players' Club have
gone on to dramatic careers in radio,
TV, the stage and allied fields. The
Buckinghams, Lister Sinclair, Dorothy Johnstone, Sidney Risk, Phil
Keatley, Mario Prizek, Joy Coghill
Thome and Angela Wood are just a
few. But for many who have no professional aspirations, the Players'
Club Alumni is an exciting form of
self-expression and a pleasant hobby,
if at times an exciting one.
17        U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Student-Faculty Group at Parksville. From Left, Back Row: John Duerksen, Patricia Scorer, Margaret Hawthorne, ?, Peter Heron, ?, Ian Currie, Derek Fraser, Professor Alfred Carrothers, Wayne Hubble,
Professor Leslie Wong, Professor Clinton Burhans, Jurgen Neuser, Professor William Dixon. From Left,
Front Row: Bill Marchak, Pat (Russell) Machak, Mabel Parker, Barbara Leith, Kathy (Archibald)
O'Flanagan,   Ben   Trevino,   Jairus   Matambikwa,   Brad   Crawford.
—Photo  courtesy  Stanley  Read.
First Annual
Academic Symposium
By A. W. R. Carrothers, B.A.'47, LL.B.'48, LL.M. (Harvard), Associate Professor of Law, U.B.C.
A challenging
experiment in
Student - Faculty
affairs was run
over a weekend
last February at
Island Hall,
Parksville, Van-
*A %»       W couver     Island.
f^^W* The  First Annu-
^^k       .31^ a' Academic Sym-
HBL      lH^r..s*     posium,  attended
Alfred Carrothers by    ninety     Stu
dents, Faculty, administrative officers
and Alumni, deliberated on "The Student and The Academic Life". The
idea for the Symposium germinated
last October in the minds of a group
of student leaders, who determined
that "the unique academic atmosphere
at the University of British Columbia" should be examined in depth by
representatives of the four groups
who are part of that atmosphere. The
object  was   to   complement   the   An
nual Student Leadership Conference,
held for the past two years over the
Thanskgiving weekend at Camp El-
phinstone. The members of the organising committee were Kathy Archibald, Larry Rotenberg, B.A.'57,
Jerry Brown, Barrie Hale, Lynda
Gates, Anne Johnston, Murray McKenzie, Dr. L. W. Schemilt (Chem.
Eng.), Dr. K. D. Naegele (Sociology),
Dr. M. Steinberg (English) and Professor G. O. B. Davies (History and
Under the joint sponsorship of the
Alma Mater Society, the Faculty Association, the Alumni Association and
the University, the idea for the Academic Symposium became a reality
last February 22-24. The delegates—
53 Students, 23 Faculty, 8 Alumni
and 3 administrative officers—proceeded to Parksville on Friday evening to the wintry seclusion of Island
Hall Hotel. In the following two days,
the delegates discussed "Student Par
ticipation in Acadamic Life", "Attitudes Towards University" and "Student-Faculty Contact Within The
Academic Framework". The first
topic was introduced in plenary session by a keynote address from Professor Stanley Read (Dept. of English). The delegates then divided into
nine discussion groups; the views of
the groups were reported back by
recorders to a reconvention of delegates. This discussion group technique was maintained throughout the
Symposium. The second topic was
introduced by a panel of four, and
the third by an address from Dr.
Marshall Cronyn of Reed College,
Professor Read, in his opening address, struck the tone of the conference, "How best can the Students
of the University of British Columbia participate in the academic life?"
Professor Read spoke of the essential
quality of intimacy between Students
and Faculty which a fair response to
the question demands, and the challenge which such a response bears in
our time for Student and Faculty.
The address raised questions of Student-Staff ratios, of the nature of
orientation and stimulation of Freshmen, of the need for physical facilities for closer Student-Faculty association, of student representation on
Faculty and Administrative Committees, of Student evaluation of Faculty,
of the significance of the intellectual
climate at U.B.C. and of the Student's contribution to it, of Student
motivation and the need for balance
between formal and informal academic
participation, and of the wise use of
Student autonomy. The discussions
which followed centred on these
The Saturday afternoon panel discussion on "Attitudes to University"
was conducted by Professor D. C.
Corbett (Pol. Science), Dr. Marshall
Cronyn, Miss Ann Sutherland (Graduate Studies) and David Berg (Arts),
with Professor A. W. R. Carrothers
(Law), moderator. Dr. Corbett set
much of the tone of the deliberations
by offering provocative views on the
meaning and place of bohemianism in
the intellectual life. Miss Sutherland
and Mr. Berg spoke to the questions
of the intellectual content of the Curriculum and the stratum of Student
to which instruction should be directed. The ensuing discussions
ranged over such subjects as the
meaning of "intellectual", the function of the Sciences, the utility of
criticism, the function of the High
School Conference in the transition
to University academics, materialism
at the University, tolerance of non-
conformism and eccentricity, the
problem of standards and differing
rates of learning, the challenge of
anti-intellictualism, Curriculum flexibility, the demands of professional
training, the significance of grades
and their conflict with non-academic
values, the use of the oral examina-
18 Lynda J. Gates
Dr. Marshall Cronyn
tion, and the bewildering enormity
and lack of community of Campus
The Saturday social evening began
with an informal address from President MacKenzie, who had travelled
up from Victoria where he had been
attending the budget address in the
The Sunday morning session commenced with an address by Dr. Marshall Cronyn on "Student-Faculty
Contact Within The Academic Framework". Reed College has a unique
Undergraduate programme of personalisation and individualism, and
their Graduates hold a remarkable
record of achievement. Dr. Cronyn's
address was largely an account of
this programme and of Reed College's
experience with it. The discussion
groups considered such matters as
whether the Reed programme could
work at U.B.C. where numbers are
incomparably larger, where enrolment is not so selective, where dormitory life is not compulsory, and where
the unfavourable Student - Faculty
ratio may be an overwhelming obstacle. The comparison led to a consideration of the value of the honour
system and intra-student disciplining;
the part of the initiative of the student in Student-Faculty relations;
the place of Research in Faculty programmes; the utility of the adviser
system; the use of the seminar, conference and tutorial methods of instruction; the felt need for the re-
introduction of the Humanities to the
Sciences; the need for facilities for
intellectual intercourse between Faculty and Students at U.B.C.
The Symposium concluded with a
plenary session Sunday afternoon.
After resolving to continue and to
enlarge the Symposium committee,
to publish a report, and to hold another Symposium next year, the delegates further resolved that the continuing committee seek representation for Students in University committees with regard to residence design and institution of common rooms,
etc.; examine the over-all Freshman
orientation with particular emphasis
on its academic aspects; seek to promote the holding of voluntary academic seminars on an inter-faculty
and inter-discipline basis; and investigate the possibility of a Faculty adviser and/or Senior Student system,
especially with regard to academic
Evaluations of the Symposium will
vary to a degree from delegate to
delegate. But without doubt it was
one of the most challenging, exciting
and valuable experiments in academic
life at U.B.C. in recent years. Of
greatest significance was the Student
impetus, the Faculty, Administration
and Alumni encouragement, the enthusiasm and determination with
which the Symposium was organised,
and the commonness of purpose and
temperament with which the programme was carried through. Coming as it does on the eve of a staggering' increase in the student enrolment and a major expansion of facilities, and bearing as it does the theme
of a felt need and desire for closer
rapport between Faculty and Student, the Symposium could not have
been more timely nor have directed
attention to a more demanding theme.
Handled wisely, the Annual Symposium may become an important stabiliser in the turbulent years ahead.
The concluding paragraph of Professor Read's keynote address epitomises the first conference and throws
down the challenge in the next:
"U.B.C. is not an Oxford, nor is it
even a Harvard. But it is young,
vigorous, and at times noisy; it has
had an amazing past; it has an exciting present; and it faces an incredible future. At least some of you
who are now students will be helping
to guide it in the immediate future.
And you are dealing with that future
now. This is vision. And vision is
A. W. R. Carrothers.
*      *      *
University Publications
Though U.B.C. does not have an
officially constituted University press,
it does publish, from time to time,
books and pamphlets of considerable
significance and interest. The most
recent publication is a booklet consisting of two lectures given on the
Campus last summer by Sir Herbert
Read — The Significance of Children's
Art, and Art as Symbolic Language.
The work is illustrated by fifteen interesting plates, illustrating various
aspects of children's art work, and
the general design of the book is
by Robert Reid, noted Vancouver
printer and typographer. A limited
number of copies are being especially
bound; the regular edition is finished
in a heavy paper cover, with a most
attractive title page. The work should
become a genuine collector's item.
Also of considerable interest are
two other quite recent publications—
Papers of the Shaw Festival, and
Milton the Poet. The first of these
consists of papers given by Dean
Chant, George Woodcock, and David
Corbett during last year's brilliant
Campus festival commemorating the
hundredth anniversary of the birth
of G.B.S. and the second is the Sedgewick Memorial Lecture, given in honour   of   the   late   Professor   Garnett
Sedgewick by the noted Canadian
teacher and scholar, Professor A. S. P.
Woodhouse, head of the English Department, University College, Toronto.
The lecture was published jointly by
the University and J. M. Dent & Sons
(Canada), Ltd.
Publications in preparation include
the second Sedgewick Memorial Lecture, given this year by Professor
Herbert Davis, with the title The
Augustan Art of Conversation; the
Anniversary Papers of the School of
Social Work, under the general editorship of Professor William Dixon;
and the Report on the Indians of
British Columbia, under the general
direction of Dr. Harry Hawthorn,
head of the Department of Sociology
and Anthropology. The last two publications are being published jointly
with J.  M.  Dent.
All of the University publications
are sold through the University's
Bookstore on the Campus.
*      *      *
Labour Law Round Table
The Fourth Annual Round Table on
Labour Law (J. A. Bourne, B.A.'34,
Chairman, A. W. R. Carrothers,
B.A.'47, LL.B.'48, LL.M. (Harvard),
Moderator), was held at the University on Saturday, May 4, 1957. The
theme of the Round Table was, "The
Enforcement of the Collective Agreement—Law and Policy". Papers on
"Enforcement by Prosecution" were
delivered by V. L. Dryer, Q.C., B.A.
'33, and Paul B. Paine, B.A.'38; on
"Arbitration" by T. E. H. Ellis, Q.C.,
B.A.'23, and R. J. S. Moir, LL.B.'54; on
"Enforcement by Civil Action" by
A. C. DesBrisay, Q.C., and Mary
Southin, LL.B.'52. The Round Table,
now an annual event, is limited to
forty, and is designed to provide an
opportunity to members of the Bar,
active and interested in Industrial
Law, to exchange views and to keep
abreast of current trends and attitudes. The significance of the Round
Tables has been heightened by the
attendance, since the inception of the
Programme in 1954, of the Chairman
of the British Columbia Labour Relations Board. The discussions, which
are held at the Faculty of Law, are
sponsored jointly by the Faculty and
the Industrial Relations Section of
the Canadian Bar Association (B.C.
—A. W. R. C.
* * *
Meeting of Convocation
The annual meeting of Convocation,
presided over by retiring Chancellor
Sherwood Lett, was held immediately
before the annual meeting of the
Alumni Association. The following
were elected to the Executive Council: Treasurer, Archie P. Gardener;
Secretary, Arthur H. Sager; Members, Dr. J. W. Arbuckle, Mr. John L.
Farris, Q.C., Mrs. Howard T. Mitchell,
Magistrate Gordon W. Scott, and
Mr. Ian A. Shaw.
19        U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Biggest and Best
Alumni Annual Dinner
Hears Challenge of Capital Gifts Campaign
By Aubrey F. Roberts, Arts'23, Director of the University Development Fund
Aubrey F. Roberts
The campaign
will succeed . . .
This became evident at the biggest and best-
ever annual dinner of the Alumni Association on
Wednesday, April
17, when Chancellor elect A. E.
Grauer voiced a
stirring challenge to Alumni to provide leadership in the forthcoming Capital
Gifts   Campaign.
Advance gifts to the campaign announced at the meeting totalled more
than three quarters of a million dollars. They are $500,000 from Mr. and
Mrs. Leon T. Koerner for the construction of a Faculty Centre on the
campus, $250,000 from the B.C. Electric Co. and $1,000 from the graduating class of 1957.
The Chancellor, the President, the
Board of Governors and the Campaign Committee, now in the process
of organisi..g, are delighted with this
wonderful start and hope the last
million of the objective will be
reached as handsomely as the first.
Dr. Grauer and Hon. E. W. Hamber,
Chancellor-Emeritus, are Honorary
Co-Chairman of the Capital Gifts
Campaign. Patrons are the Honourable Frank Mackenzie Ross, C.M.G.,
M.C, LL.D., Lieutenant-Governor of
British Columbia; Colonel The Honourable Clarence Wallace, C.B.E.;
Colonel The Honourable Charles A.
Banks, C.M.G.; The Honourable Gordon McG. Sloan, LL.D.; The Honourable Sherwood Lett, C.B.E.; D.S.O.,
M.C, LL.D.; and Premier, The Honourable W. A. C. Bennett. Formation
of an honorary committee of thirty
leading Canadians and an active com-
B.C. Minister of Education, Leslie Peterson, LL.B.
'49,    (Right)    presenting   his   personal   cheque   to
Chancell*r-Elect    Dal    Grauer    for    the    Alumni
Annual   Giving   Programme.
mittee of prominent British Columbians  is  proceeding.
The objective of the Capital Gifts
Campaign will be §5,000,000 which
the Provincial Government has offered
to match—but it is the hope of the
Campaign Committee that the drive
will go over the top. Premier Bennett
has indicated that the matching
grants will be available to the University as required and as they can be
used to advantage.
The $5,000,000 matching funds will
be given in addition to the $10,000,000
capital fund which the Provincial
Government is now providing to
U.B.C. at the rate of $1,000,000 a
year. The Federal Government is
expected to provide nearly $5,000,000
through the Canada Council grants
in the next five years. This gives the
University of B.C. a total of $25,000,-
000, but even that, as Dr. Grauer explained at the annual meeting, will
not be enough to meet the present
and future needs of the next ten
Brakeley & Co. of Montreal, fund
raising counsel, was retained by the
University to make a survey in preparation for the campaign. As a result of that survey, it has been recommended that the official campaign
period be from January to April,
1958, in order to avoid any clash with
the Y.M.C.A. campaign now under
way and the Community Chest campaign which will be taking place in
the Autumn. Organisation work and
advance gifts canvassing will be done
in September, October and November.
In his address, Dr. Grauer called
on Alumni to set the pace for the
"If we as Alumni, knowing the need, will
set the example in generous giving, I am
confident that our appeal to industry and
the public will  succeed",  he said.
After reviewing U.B.C.'s historical
background—two world wars and a
depression — Dr. Grauer explained
that plans for permanent buildings
had to be abandoned in favour of
temporary ones and that temporary
buildings became semi-permanent.
"It is sound and accepted business practice to keep plant and facilities right up to
date. The University is lagging considerably
behind in this respect and has catching
up to do as well as expansion to meet.
"There are, for instance, 300 army huts
still in full use at the University. Permanent dormitory accommodation is most
inadequate, consisting of four units housing
225 young women."
Dr. Grauer added that corporations
From  Left:  Alumni   President, Nathan T.   Nemetz,
Mrs.  Lett and Chancellor Lett with silver chafing
dish presented to  the retiring Chancellor and his
wife by the Alumni Association.
and individuals should recognise that,
in giving financial assistance to Education, they are reinforcing the structure of a free society.
"It would be unfortunate if the youth of
Canada came to regard the Government as
the sole provider of the way to high
things,"   he   said.
"Although businesses are not responsible
for Education, they have the same interest
as Governments in seeing that an adequate
supply of well-educated people of all kinds
come  out  of our  Universities."
A highlight of the meeting was the
presentation bv the retiring president, Nathan Nemetz, of a large silver chafing dish to Brigadier and
Mrs. Sherwood Lett in anpreciation
of their unselfish and untiring service
to the Universitv during the Chancellor's term of office.
Mr. Nemetz was honoured in turn
when Harry Purdy, President-elect,
presented to him a magnificent carved
Members of the Convocation Founders and Friends of the University
were guests at the dinner, which attracted the largest attendance in the
Association's history.
There were two other pleasant
presentations; — John Gayton presented a cheque for $1,000 to the
Honourable E. W. Hamber, C.M.G.,
B.A., LL.D., as the graduating class
gift to the Capital Gifts Campaign
and the Honourable Leslie Peterson,
Minister of Education, expressing a
wish to be the first Alumnus to respond, presented his cheque to Dr.
Grauer for the annual giving appeal.
In preparation for the Capital Gifts
Campaign, the Director of the Development Fund circulated to all
members of the Alumni Association
a questionnaire, testing public opinion
about the University and requesting
suggestions regarding the amount
which Alumni might be expected to
In addition, the questionnaire asked
Alumni if they would be willing to
assist in the campaign.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        20 "We are delighted with the response," the
Director reported. "We have some 2,000
replies in hand now and have received
many valuable suggestions. In addition,
nearly 200 have indicated that they are
ready to work in the Campaign. This is
most  heartenting.
"May I say 'thank you' to all who have
replied to the questionnaire. Your help is
very   much   appreciated."
Directors of the Alumni Association have decided that the annual
giving programme this year will be
part of the Capital Gifts Campaign
and that all funds collected will go to
the capital fund. The Alumni regional scholarships, which have been a
continuing objective of the annual
giving programme, will be provided
this year from the President's Fund so
the continuity will not be broken.
Plans for integrating the Annual
Giving Programme with the Capital
Gifts Campaign are being made by
Frank Walden, Chairman, and Barry
Sleigh, Vice-chairman, and the first
appeal will be in the mail to all
Alumni early in the Fall.
Incidentally, a group named "The
Friends of the University of B.C.
Inc." has been formed in United
States to solicit and accept contributions on behalf of U.B.C. Stanley T.
Arkley (B.A.'25), of Seattle, is
President and Robert J. Boroughs
(B.A.'39), Seattle, is Vice-president.
Incorporation of the group makes it
possible for U.S. residents to receive
income-tax benefits for contributions
made to U.B.C.
John Gayton, President of Graduating Class, presents Graduating Class Gift of $1,000.00 to Chancellor Emeritus The Hon. Eric W. Hamber, Honorary  Co-Chairman  of  the   Capital   Gifts  Campaign.
University Act Amended
The Alumni Association of the
University of British Columbia is
new officially representated on Senate.
An amendment to the British Columbia University Act, passed at the
recent session of the Legislative Assembly, added to the Senate membership "three members appointed by
the Board of Management of the
Alumni Association of the University".
Accordingly, on April 10, the Board
of Management appointed the following to represent the Alumni Association on Senate: Mr. Nathan T.
Nemetz, Q.C, B.A.'34, President
1956-57, Mr. Peter J. Sharp, B.A.,
B.Com.'36, President 1955-56, and
Mr. G. Dudley Darling, B.Com.'39,
President 1954-55.
Back Row, From Left: Wells Coates, Evelyn (Story) Lett, Charles A. H. Wright, Mrs. Leroy C. Wright,
Laura (Pim) Swadell, Alexander Meston, Vera (Muddell) Meston, Leroy Wright, John Cook, John Buchanan,
Marshall Bolduc, Harry T. Logan. Middle Row, From Left: Margaret Maynard, Pearl (Rosebrugh) Staub,
Jean (Abernethy) Millar, Shirley (Clement) Murison, Kathleen (Mutrie) Smith, Mrs. John Buchanan,
Maizie (Suggitt) Cook, May (McCrimmon) Bolduc, Mrs. John Mennie. Front Row, From Left: Frederic
G.  C. Wood, Sherwood  Lett, John Mennie, Class  President, and  William  Abercrombie.
Celebrations of the Fortieth Anniversary of the Class of '17 took place
in connection with the first day of
Spring Congregation on Tuesday,
May 21. Members of the Class attended the Congregation ceremonies
in the Armouries before gathering in
the Mildred Brock Room in the Brock
Memorial Hall for tea.
Vancouver members of the Class
were joined for the Reunion by members from Vancouver Island, Washington, Oregon, California, Alberta and
Quebec. Class President, Dr. John
H. Mennie, with Mrs. Mennie, came
out from Montreal to preside again
over a gathering of his Class at the
main event of the day, a very successful banquet at the Capilano Golf
and Country Club in West Vancouver.
Invited guests of the Class at the
Banquet were Colonel and Mrs. Harry
T. Logan and Professor and Mrs.
Frederic Wood. Colonel Logan and
Professor Wood had both been teachers of the Class in the Fairview
shacks. Also attending were wives
and husbands of members of the
Highlight of the most enjoyable
evening was the Toast to the University, proposed by Mrs. Eric E.
Swadell (nee Laura Pim), from Oakland, California. Mrs. Swadell spoke
of the higher values of a University
education and of what her years at
U.B.C. had meant to her in the forty
years gone by. The manner in which
her address was presented left no
doubt about why she had been chosen
Valedictorian of the Class, the first
Valedictorian at U.B.C, and now, by
merit of her address, Valedicatorian
par  excellence in the  history of the
Replying to the Toast, Colonel
Logan, officially representing the
University, recalled unforgettable moments from the day-to-day activities
of the Class members when they were
students. Professor Wood also very
ably brought back to life a few of the
more hilarious side-shows daily performed around the  Fairview  shacks.
Sole science graduate of 1917, Dr.
Charles Wright, spoke "on behalf of
Science '17", stressing the current
affairs and problems of U.B.C. Chancellor Sherwood Lett, B.A.'16, (Mrs.
Lett is a member of the Class of '17),
addressed the Class on behalf of its
"adopted members", the wives and
The following members of the
Class of '17 attended the banquet:
Margaret Maynard, May (McCrimmon) Bolduc, Vera (Muddell) Meston, Evelyn (Story) Lett, Kathleen
(Mutrie) Smith, John Buchanan, Leroy C. Wright and William T. Abercrombie, all of Vancouver; Shirley
(Clement) Murison, Duncan; Jean
(Abernethy) Miller, Calgary; Maizie
(Suggitt) Cook, Seattle; Pearl (Rosebrugh) Staub, Portland; Laura (Pim)
Swadell, Oakland, California; Dr.
John H. Mennie, Montreal; and Dr.
Charles A. H. Wright, Trail.
—P. K.
Buffet Supper—July 3, 6 :00 p.m. at the home
of Dean Blythe A. Eagles, 361S Sperling Ave.,
North Burnaby. Local Members of Class phone
Marjorie Agnew—PA. 2793; Others write
Alumni   Association.
21 U.B.C.   ALUMNI   SHRONICLE Makers of the University—
Snowdon Dunn Scott
Journalist, Scholar, U.B.C. Governor
By   Sydney   Scott
For ten years, as one of the "Founding Fathers" of U.B.C.'s Governing
Board, Snowdon Dunn Scott helped
to administer a University which, like
its first Chancellor and its first President, he visioned but never saw.
As Chairman of the Board of Governors' Personnel and Organisation
Committee for the formative first
decade of the University's existence,
he felt himself personally responsible
for the strength or weakness of its
cultural growth. For the same period
he was Honorary Secretary of the
Board and, as such, the custodian of
many of its confidences.
The records say that he missed only
one meeting in these ten years. He
performed his duties with affection
and enjoyment, until his death in
1923 ended what was undoubtedly the
pleasantest association of his 72
years of life. But the curious diffidence of his nature towards respect
for his personal virtues would have
scouted this paragraph of a resolution of appreciation passed by his
"He brought to our common task wide
knowledge, true culture and ripe experience: at all times he gave lavishly of his
best: and all with such unfailing courtesy
and charm, such fraternal spirit and truo
charity, that our appreciation of his character and ability has steadily grown as the
years of our acquaintance have increased."
In the course of some 500 book-
lengths of writings, he always held
that there were better living "makers", under constant abuse in his own
time, than most of the "Fathers of
Confederation". Could he now look
on his envisioned University presently functioning at Point Grey, he
would proudly say that its later
builders were, and are, better in spirit,
talent and sight than those recorded
as its creators.
Two almost contradictory affections
prepared Dr. Scott to be of use to
the University of British Columbia.
One was for political journalism and
the other for historical, literary and
classical research.
For half a century he was by both
vocation and avocation a political
Editor in Canada. He wrote with
calm in a continuous maelstrom of
National and Provincial causes, some
of which, when the sea was adversely calm, he created himself.
Born on a rocky Nova Scotia
farm, in 1851, "Dunnie" was 25 before
accumulated savings as a blacksmith's
helper gave him funds for a meagre
but happy year at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Economic necessity
compelled periodic returns to a reluctant forge that rightly distrusted
him   as   an   inferior   craftsman,   but
five years later he emerged as an
M.A. of Mount Allison, a student-at-
law at Sackville, N.B., and Editor of
the Sackville Post, during periods of
not  being  ordered   off  the  premises.
He was in fact weaned from the
comparatively safe breast of the Law
and delivered for life into the delightful but economically deceitful
arms of the "Fourth Estate".
He became Editor in succession of
The Halifax Evening Mail, of The
Saint John, N.B. Sun (for 25 years)
and, after a period of special work at
Ottawa, of the short-lived Saint John
Standard. He had declined earlier
tentative invitations to take the Editorial Chair of The Victoria Colonist,
and of the old Evening World in Vancouver, but in 1909-10, the double inducement of Western opportunities
for his family of five and the largest
salary then paid any Canadian Editor pursuaded him to come to The
News-Advertiser, Vancouver, where
he remained until its sale in 1917.
This translation at 60 was later to
deprive him of the offer of the safe
repose of a Senate seat, but there is no
evidence that he regretted the move.
All the newspapers of which Dr.
Scott had charge have now disappeared or lost their individual identity
by merger. They were all Conservative and none of them had a circulation larger than that of the smallest
present B.C. metropolitan newspaper.
Despite this, the Editor's personal
influence throughout the years was
amazing, both in his own party and
the national scene. He had an original and witty turn in writing and the
leaders in his little papers were regularly picked up by the then-largest
newspapers in Canada. Material for
party attack and defence was attentively developed during 20 years in the
Press Gallery at Ottawa.
A lover of the Greek and Latin
Classics, he took the Iliad or Horace
to bed with him and read them as a
mental tranquiliser, after the turbulence of a day of political crises. Together with Josephus or Fielding or
the Bible, they restored a perspective
attacked by daily wailings that the
World, or the Nations, the Empire or
the City was about to come to an
Research was the other love of Dr.
Scott's which enabled him to serve
the University with distinction, and
indications of the extent of his research are seen in the masses of
books, pamphlets and documents,
heaped in many rooms of three houses
in Vancouver. Other evidence is on
the   shelves   of   the   U.B.C.   Library,
S.   D.  Scott,  M.A.,   LL.D.
the Archives of Mount Allison University, and in the new New Brunswick Museum. Still more has gone
to Theological Libraries in B.C. and
the East. At the time of his death,
he shared with two other U.B.C.
"makers", Dr. R. L. Reid and Judge
Howay, the distinction of maintaining
the three largest collections of Canadiana in the West. Of contemporary
Poetry, of which he was always a
sympathetic reader, if not, in the
case of some of its extreme forms, an
understanding one, he undoubtedly
had the largest collection.
Higher traces of his sympathies,
tolerances and ideals are in the transferred lore of his profitably-stored
mind. Part of this is now held, perhaps in trust, by some professors,
many vagrants, some editors and
through permeation, by their children
and grandchildren, as well as his own.
In seven of his most peaceful years,
as Chief Editorial Writer for The
Vancouver Daily Province, he continued a weekly Personal Column,
started in his News-Advertiser days,
under the title of "The Week-End."
More than 500 of these appeared,
though their author was hidden under
the official pseudonym of "Lucian".
These informal columns of recollections, and literary, historical and
philosophic allusions, all allied to
contemporary events and discussions,
opened soon-crowded avenues of new
friendships  and  information.
His contribution from original research to the literature of Historical
Societies in all the Maritime Provinces, in Ottawa and to that of kindred organisations in British Columbia was impressive in both extent
and content. Gleaned from old MSS.,
ancient documents, county and family
histories and ecclesiastical records,
his lectures and papers covered
ground that was new to both readers
and audiences, ranging from the
Royal Society of Canada to groups
in nearly every church in a dozen communities that he attended.   He found
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        22 himself reluctantly on the administrative Boards of four Historical Societies, of Hospitals in the East, of
Theological Conferences (where he
zealously advocated tolerance and
fought the subordination of a broad
Faith to sectarian dogma) of Schools
and Universities. He was a regent
of Mount Allison University in New
Brunswick and successively on the
Boards of Columbian College, New
Westminster and Ryerson Theological
College here. He was capped as an
LL.D. at Mount Allison University at
the same Convocation as his fellow-
alumnus, Dr. A. M. Sanford, of Columbian and Ryerson Colleges. About
the turn of the century, he was one
of the administrators of Canada's
first Community Chest movement.
Although brought up in a community verging on biblioatry, 'Lucian',
who delighted in analogies between
Old Testament figures and adventures
and their modern counterparts, held
that many people would have got
more profit out of the Bible if they
had been urged to read it for enjoyment, rather than as a duty.
Dr. Scott was delighted to become
a thoroughly congenial partner on
scores of Public Boards and Committees serving there with persons whom
his papers had fought or were fighting in the political arena. He was,
in fact, secretly surprised, at a time
when all members of the U.B.C.
Board held office at the pleasure of
the Lieutenant-Governor in council,
that a new Government, which he
had opposed in the 1917 elections,
did not remove him from the Board.
He was also charmed to find in one
of the new appointees, one of the
most co-operative and friendly of his
associates on the Board. She was Dr.
Evlyn Farris, the wife of a Minister
of the Crown, the Honourable J. W.
deB. Farris (now Senator), whom he
had constantly and vainly endeavored
to defeat. Dr. Farris was for many
years Honorary Secretary of the
Board in succession to Dr. Scott.
All this then in its experiences, associations and philosophies, was the
background that enabled Snowdon
Dunn Scott to be of cheerful use to
this University as one of its "makers".
His University connection actually
began informally three years before
there was a U.B.C. Board of Governors, when he took over the heaped-
up desk of the Hon. F. L. Carter-Cotton as Editor of The News-Advertiser,
and assumed some of the outside interests of his predecessor, who was to
become the University's first Chancellor two years later. He used his
editorial and personal influence in
favour of the Point Grey site for the
University, a choice which was officially recommended by the Site Commission in the Summer of 1910.
But Dr. Scott's main preoccupation
was with the standards to be set and
maintained by this infant Institution.
On the problem of selecting the first
President, he wrote "The government
should act with the utmost care, since
in this they were facing the largest
question to be settled and the
one which will have the most influence on the future of the Province".
He urged that search must not content itself with what might be available in B.C., or even in Canada, but
that the Presidents of Harvard, Cornell and California should be consulted for guidance. Not only was
this done, but the Deputy Minister of
Education and Dr. Scott became two
of a Government mission that toured
the educational centres of the continent to find the right man. In the
end, as is well known, Dr. H. E.
Young, Minister of Education, appointed Dr. F. F. Wesbrook, popular Dean
of Medicine at the University of
Minnesota, as U.B.C.'s first President.
Dr. Scott stood firm in his opinion
that the qualifications originally demanded for the Presidency should persist throughout the teaching organisation. His only compromise on this
was to agree, when sufficient funds
were not forthcoming, that appointments might be made as Assistant or
Associate Professors, with the temporary duties of senior posts but not
the permanent rank of Department
Heads or Professors.
Experience in the Maritimes decided his judgment in another aspect
of the University's future. There he
had been in intimate contact with five
small, starved Colleges in an area
which had room for one great Institution. Each of these Colleges was
manned by dedicated but underpaid
teachers, and none had adequate facilities in any Department. He was
himself one of possibly a dozen Graduates of an examining Institution
called the University of Halifax, set
up as a vain move to make uniform
standards for all the colleges.
With this experience as an ever-
present object lesson, he was resolved,
as a Governor, to support the proposition that there should be only
one degree-conferring University in
British Columbia (except, of course,
in Theology). Until this University
was grown to firm and mature stature, both economically and culturally, and internationally great, he
felt that no shoots should be permitted to spring up at its roots and
be given nourishment to deprive the
parent tree of its strength. Dr. Scott
and his successors of like thought,
have so far been victorious on the
larger long-term issue of a single,
splendid University, but he himself
had to give way in the then critical
controversy of giving Victoria affiliation with U.B.C on the basis of a two-
year course there—an arrangement
which, happily, has been continued to
the present.
The longed-for move of the University from Fairview to Point Grey, did
not come for many years, but, had
Dr. Scott lived out his third term of
office as Governor he would have seen
his College in 1925 grandly at home
and physically based in its beautiful
surroundings of sea and forest and
mountains, as it was plotted on the
coloured maps of 1912 which he had
so wistfully studied.
Vancouver   found   in   Dr.   Scott   a
Signatures of Members of U.B.C. Board of Governors, 123, on a letter sent to the Widow of
Dr. S. D. Scott, at the time of his death; Robert
E. McKechnie, L. S. Klinck, Evlyn Farris, J. N.
Ellis, R. L. Fraser, H. C. Shaw, Campbell Sweeny,
C. Spencer, R. P. McLennan, Denis Murphy,
R.  L.  Reid.
gentle, whimsical gentleman, whose
platform delivery in public speaking,
despite the hundreds of lectures he
was called on to give, still militated
against the absorption of the finer
points of their content. His tongue
was in his pen. In appearance he
would never be likened to the "executive type", although an inborn dignity of carriage invested him. His
mind and thinking were acute and
up-to-date, but were usually so concentrated on some point of writing-
objective that he had to wrest his
thoughts away to consider physical
surroundings. Once, when returning
home from work with Roman Catholic Bishop Casey, the Editor and the
Prelate rode twice around the old
Fairview streetcar belt-line engaged
in happy discussion before the benevolent conductor, who knew where
each lived, put them off at their respective  street  corners.
He was fortunate in the never-
irritated devotion of a brilliant and
practical wife, who, in the midst of
crises involved in the leadership of
women's organisations, managed to
bring up a family of five children,
four sons and a daughter. Echoing
Dr. Scott's separate loves, two of
his sons, Cecil and the writer, became newspapermen in Vancouver, a
third, Morley, a Professor (now a
Diplomat), while a fourth, Gordon,
as a Vancouver Magistrate, continues
the legal profession which had originally taken his Father from his unwilling blacksmith forge. His daughter, Alice, entered the Faculty as wife
of a U.B.C. Professor and Dr. A. D.
Scott of the Economics Department
is a grandson.
By R. J.  (Bus)  Phillips, U.B.C. Director of Athletics
The Extramural Athletic programme at the University has received considerable publicity during
the past winter season. A survey of
student opinion was conducted in
November by the Alma Mater Society; a series of articles appeared
in the Vancouver Sun, written by
Al Fotheringham, former Sports
Editor of the Ubyssey, a committee
of the Men's Athletic Association,
chaired by Law student Stan Beck,
B.A.'57, prepared a 32-page report
on the subject. Many Graduates, who
have followed these reports in the
press, have expressed deep concern
over the future of our programme,
and the Men's Athletic Committee is
keenly aware of its responsibilities
to interpret to the students, Alumni
and the Board of Governors its views
concerning the objectives of an intercollegiate programme of  Athletics.
It is our intention, in this article,
to explain the set-up of the Men's
Athletic Committee, to outline some
of our most urgent problems, and to
indicate the basic objectives of the
Prior to 1951 competitive athletics
were organised and financed by the
student body. A graduate manager
was employed to handle the administration of the programme, under the
guidance of a Student-Faculty committee. It was apparent to those in
authority, including the students
themselves, that this type of organisation, outside the educational framework of the University, was not entirely satisfactory, for it did not provide the continuity required to run an
effective programme, and it did not
have administrative controls.
In 1951 the Ostrum Plan for Athletics recommended the establishment of a Men's Athletic Committee
which would function under the
Council of the School of Physical
Education. It also recommended the
appointment of a permanent Athletic
Director, who would be a qualified
member of the Staff of the School of
Physical Education. These basic recommendations were implemented
subsequently with the appointment of
Bob Robinett as Athletic Director.
Mr. Dick Penn, B.P.E.'49, succeeded
Mr. Robinett in 1952 as Acting Athletic Director, and the writer was appointed in the summer of 1953.
The Men's Athletic Committee was
formally constituted in January, 1954,
when terms of reference were approved by the Senate and the Board
of Governors. Under these terms,
which have remained unchanged up
to the present time, the Men's Ath-
R.  J.   (Bus)   Phillips.
letic Committee became a President's
Committee, responsible directly to the
Senate and Board of Governors. The
present Committee is composed of
the Dean of Pharmacy, Dr. A. W.
Matthews as Chairman; the Director
of the School of Physical Education,
Prof. R. F. Osborne; Dr. C. A. Rowles;
Dr. G. Pickard; Alumni Representative, Harry J. Franklin, B.A.'49; Ben
Trevino, President of the A.M.S.;
George Morfitt, A.M.S. Treasurer;
Phil Kueber, M.A.A. President; Don
Jabour, M.A.A. Secretary. The Athletic Director, non-voting, performs
the duties of Executive Secretary.
The Annual operating budget for
extramual Athletics, which was approximately $42,000.00 last year, is
derived from three principal sources
—student grant from the Alma Mater
Society based on a levy of approximately $3.30 per student, gate receipts from spectator sports, and
miscellaneous revenue, such as sale
of athletic cards, television rights,
guarantees, etc. A student referendum, passed this spring, voted an
extra $1.00 per student to Athletics,
which will mean an increase in the
A.M.S. grant of approximately $8,-
000.00 for the 1957-58 session. With
this budget we operate what is probably the most comprehensive University sports programme in Canada,
comprising 23 different sports, with a
view to enabling those students who
are gifted in physical skills to participate in competitive Athletics with
other Universities and Colleges and
with clubs outside the University.
This programme complements the
broad physical education and intramural   competition   for   all   the   stu
dents.    Extramurally   we   now   compete in:
Football, Basketball, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Grass Hockey, Skiing,
Rowing, Weight-lifting, Volleyball,
Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Badminton,
Water Polo, Fencing, Cross Country
Running, Curling, Sailing, Baseball,
Golf, Tennis, Track & Field, Cricket.
In many sports our competition is
provided by local leagues, with the
balance of the schedules against Pacific Northwest Colleges and Universities and the University of Alberta.
Because of our geographical position,
we have found it economical to play
in the Evergreen Inter-collegiate
Conference, composed of small American Colleges in the State of Washington, where we get fairly equitable
competition in seven sports—Football, Basketball, Swimming, Golf,
Tennis, Baseball and Track. Whenever it is feasible, we try to arrange
competition with Pacific Coast Conference Colleges and Universiites of
Washington, Oregon, California and
Idaho. Our annual Rugby trek to
California is now well established.
We inaugurated a Soccer series last
year with Stanford and the University
of California; our Golf, Tennis,
Swimming and Gymnastic teams
play several matches each year
against the top American Colleges on
the coast. Occasionally we have sent
our Ice Hockey team to Colorado.
The investigations which have been
conducted from time to time into the
athletic situation at U.B.C. were
prompted by the public outcry concerning financial losses suffered on
the Football field. This is not an
unusual reaction. Football at most
Universities has had the greatest
spectator appeal; it is usually surrounded by the glamour of bands and
cheerleaders. As the first Fall activity, Football serves as a rallying
point for Undergraduates, and gives
the Freshmen an opportunity to experience the feeling of belonging on
the campus by sharing the general
enthusiasm of the student body for
a new team and a new hope. Graduates join in this, looking forward to
a season which will produce its share
of victories on the gridiron, so they
can be proud of the team and the
In Football, our record against the
Evergreen Colleges has not been outstanding, in terms of wins and losses,
but we have lost many close games,
and our general calibre of play has
improved. More men are turning out
for Football than ever before, the
calibre of High School Football is
getting better, our coaches have done
a tremendous job of building team
spirit, and we are optimistic about the
future of our Intercollegiate Football.
Graduates can look forward to a wide
open brand of Football, played hard
throughout, even when we lose. We
realise   there   is   nothing   healthy   in
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        24 constantly losing, and while winning
is not a goal in itself, trying to win
provides the incentive to train.
We would ask our Alumni not to
judge the success of our athletic programme by our record in any one
sport. On the whole we consider that
our extramural activity in some 23
sports is successful, despite the problems of finances, lack of coaching, and
shortage of playing space. In Rugby
we have this year won the World Cup
again, and hold the McKechnie Cup
jointly with the Vancouver Reps. Our
Soccer team finished near the top in
the Mainland Senior Soccer League;
we have won the Evergreen Conference Swimming title once again.
Rowing held the spotlight with the
tremendous victories at the 1956
Olympic Games in Australia by our
4-oared and 8-oared crews, under the
inspired leadership of Coach Frank
Read. These successes, which brought
world-wide publicity to the University, were the result of months of intensive preparation by a group of
athletes dedicated to attaining the
goal of Olympic Champions. We concur in the statement of Frank Read
"The purpose is not to glorify Sport but
to use the natural affinity that youth has
for Sport as a medium of teaching. Sport
can and does build healthy bodies and
minds; it can devlop determination; it
can develop courage where there was no
courage; it can change a mean, selfish unco-operative individual into one who is
generous, tolerant and willing to co-operate;
it can be used to teach a philosophy and
religion; it requires a great deal of self-
discipline, but it doi;s help one to discover
oneself.     Would    not   possession   of   these
qualities help to make our youth better
students, better citizens, better able to
contribute toward making Canada a finer
country in which to live and work ?"
The Men's Athletic Committee has
enunciated its objectives to seek and
promote a high standard of competition in extramural sports in order
that athletes may have the opportunity of meeting the challenge of a
highly competitive programme and of
developing their full potential.
A major goal should be the development of Canadian Intercollegiate Competition. At the present time
we are annual participants in the
East-West Paraplegic Churchill Cup
Football Game, and will this Fall
travel to London for a return game
against the University of Western
Ontario. In all likelihood our mile
relay team will compete there against
relay teams from McGill, Toronto,
Queens and Western. Our annual Ice
Hockey and Basketball Series with
the University of Alberta are well
A short time ago U.B.C. was invited to attend an informal meeting
in Edmonton with representatives
from the Universities of Alberta and
Saskatchewan, to discuss the possibilities of our joining the Western
Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union on a broad basis, including Football. If the plan were implemented it
would mean that U.B.C. would withdraw from the Evergreen Conference,
and join the W.C.I.A.U. by competing
in Canadian Football and Basketball
on a League basis. At the present
time, none of the Prairie Universities
play Football, and while Alberta and
Saskatchewan are very anxious to
get this activity going, Manitoba has
indicated that it does not intend to
play Football, nor would it welcome
U.B.C. into the Union, as this would
involve additional expenditure for
travelling far beyond their means.
Our Athletic Committee is sympathetic to the idea of joining with
Saskatchewan and Alberta in a programme of sports competition, if the
rather knotty problems of finances
and scheduling can be worked out.
A three-team league is not entirely
satisfactory, especially when B.C.'s
geographic location would place a
heavy financial burden on the universities concerned. We are hopeful that
a discussion by the Presidents of the
four Western Universities will provide a solution to these problems.
It is desirable that we should promote Canadian competition whenever possible. We should also play
against American Universities in
those sports which provide equitable
competition within our means; we
should support and encourage the
smaller sports where competition is
provided by local clubs or leagues.
Finally we should provide our University with the kind of programme
consistent with the educational objectives of the University as a whole.
The M.A.C. believes that a challenging athletic programme can contribute significantly to the development
of University Sport, and will endeavour to stimulate the interest and
support of Students, Alumni and the
general University community.
Record of U.B.C. Athletic Performance Session 1956-57
or League
Won  Lost  Tied  Rank
Won  Lost Tied
Captain Manager
City "A"
3 Teams Entered
2nd   Individual not
4th    Team Events
E. Lamont     E. Lamont
—   F. Gnup
W. Russell     B. Thiessen
'Birds   Evergreen
Defeated U. of
Alta.  - 2 games
—   J. Pomfret
J. Pollock
P. Madill
4 - 2nd place
1 - 5th place
—   P. Mullins
J. Butterfield
Mostly Individual Events
—   P. Burkhardt
R. Palmer
H. Rainer
7 th
F. Gnup
R. Stewart
J. Dang
Up to May 23
H. Rice
H. Rice
Won 0. B. Allan
Dr. M. McGregor
J. Taylor
J. Chant
No League
Dr. H. Whittle
Dr. D. Donnelly
M. Slater
B. Giegerieh
T. Cross
New West.
Hamber Cup—
Lost 7 - 12 (Total Points)
T. Loney
"4 oared" shell—Gold Medal
"8 oared" shell—Silver   Medal
—1956 Olympics
—1956 Olympics
8         0         2
F. Read
D. Helliwell
B. Shepherd
McKechnie Cup
Won by UBC in
conjunction with
Vancouver Reps.
Won World Cup
W-2;  L-l;  T-l
A. Laithwaite
T. Hunt
R. Heath
1—1st place
1—5th place
A. Fisher
B. Verchere
Lower Mainland
E. Luckctt
B. Ashdown
B. Shepherd
Won Evergreen
Conference Championship
P. Lusztig
B. Bagshaw
B. Young
Results   in   Autumn  Chronicle
G. Morfitt
P. Macpherson
Results   in   Autumn  Chronicle
P. Mullins
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        26 Professor   Doris   B.   Saunders   after   receiving   her
Honourary     Degree,     signs     the     Register     while
President MacKenzie and Retiring  Registrar, C.  B.
Wood    look   on.
Congregation   Speaker   Professor   H.  J.   Davis   officially   signs   Register.
Spring Congregation 1957
By Ed.  Parker, B.A/54
A total of 967 U.B.C. Students were
added to the growing ranks of the
University's Alumni Association in
two-day Congregation Ceremonies in
the Armouries May 21 and 22. More
than 5000 students, faculty and
friends attended the colourful ceremonies of the 42nd Annual Spring
Congregation under the bright lights
of University film makers (see picture page 35). Among those graduating were citizens of Trinidad, the
United Kingdom, South Africa, Jamaica, Hong Kong, Nigeria, the
United States, nearly all Canadian
Provinces and practically every
town, village and district in British
Columbia. Degrees were conferred by
retiring Chancellor Sherwood Lett in
his last official appearance in the
role of Chancellor.
Honorary Degrees in recognition of
distinguished service to humanity
were awarded to Dr. E. W. R. Steacie,
President of the National Research
Council of Canada; Dr. Clarence M.
Hincks, National Consultant to the
Canadian Mental Health Association;
Captain M. C. Robinson, National
Director of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in Western Canada; Oxford Professor, Dr. H. J.
Davis,   a   leading   authority   on   the
Student   kneels   before   Retiring   Chancellor  Sherwood   Lett   to   receive   his   degree.
works of Jonathan Swift; and Professor Doris B. Saunders of the University of Manitoba, cited for her
guidance and counsel to University
Congregation Speaker on the first
day was Dr. Steacie who told Graduates that a dangerous situation would
threaten pure science if control of
research slipped from the arms of
the universities. He appealed to governments and to the public to put
Canadian universities into a financial
position where "outside pressures
can be resisted". The University man
is free to proceed in any direction in
which he sees fit, and should not be
in any way influenced by practical
considerations, he said. "Rising costs
of equipment and facilities has led to
financial pressure on the Universities
and has caused them, in many cases,
to accept sponsored research projects,
projects with a technological rather
than a pure science motive. "They
lead to lack of freedom to follow
whatever path the worker may see
fit — and to outside planning of university research. There is an element
of ulterior motive which is regrettable, he explained.
Professor Davis, speaking to students graduating the second day,
warned them to guard against "creeping conformism". He said that "as
we become comfortable and secure,
we are inclined to be afraid of the
individualist and the non-conformist
because they may become dangerously critical." He told Graduates
they were in a position to establish
cultural relations with the Far Eastern countries of Japan, China and
India. Referring to the ideological
battle between East and West he
suggested, "Make use of your opportunities to reduce antagonism between the two worlds and bring about
some sort of co-existence."
Chancellor Lett, speaking for the
last time in the role of Chancellor, reported on the significant developments
during   his   six-year   term   of   office:
"We have completed one phase of
our   capital   expansion,   and   we   are
Captain    M.    C.    Robinson    signs    Register   after
receiving   his   Honourary   LL.D.
now in the process of inaugurating a
second phase.
"We also welcome to the Campus
the two new affiliated Theological institutions, St. Mark's College and St.
Andrew's Hall.
"But the strength and status, the
measure of the usefulness and accomplishment of an institution of
higher learning, lies not in the number of its undergraduates, nor in the
magnificance of its location, nor the
luxuriance and spaciousness of its
buildings. It lies in its maintenance
of academic standards, and in the
genius, the perseverance, and the
honesty of its research."
"Fortunately, this University, in
spite of inadequate salaries and un-
derstaffing, has been able to attract
teachers and research men of outstanding capacity and character. Notwithstanding the handicaps of inadequate buildings and equipment,
their accomplishments rank with the
best  Universities  of this  continent."
"So I can report to you, as the real
stockholders of this University, that
your University, in numbers now
ranking second in Canada, is in a
healthy condition, academically, and
endeavouring to fulfill its function of
service to the youth of this Province."
Chancellor Emeritus E. W. Hamber
presented the Governor - General's
Gold Medal for leading the graduating
class in Arts and Science to John G.
Hall of Vancouver, who completed
his Honours Classics Degree with a
94 per cent average. (See page 32 for
pictures of Heads of Graduating
From left, rear: Dr. E. W. R. Steacie, Retiring
Chancellor Sherwood Lett, Dr. C. M. Hinks.
Front: President N. A. M. MacKenzie and Chancellor Emeritus E. W. Hamber on the day of
Congregation, May 22.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        28 At the
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In And About
The University
Members of the Vancouver University Women's Club celebrated their
Golden Jubilee at a banquet in the
Hotel Vancouver, May 11, 1957. Fifty
years earlier to the day, eight University women Graduates had founded
this Senior Canadian Women's Club
at the home of Mrs. J. W. deB. Farris.
The club has had two major interests through the years—Social Legislation and Education. In the early
years its Laws Committee sponsored
numerous bills concerned with the protection of women and children which
became statutes of the Province of
British Columbia. They worked for
the right of women to serve as judges
in the courts. They worked for the
establishment of a University in
British Columbia; they urged that the
new University be located on the mainland. Mrs. J. W. deB. Farris, Annie
B. Jamieson and Helen Gregory McGill,—all to be honoured later with
Doctorates by the University of British Columbia, — were leaders in this
The Vancouver University Club
worked gradually to assist scholarship funds. At first a barely solvent
group, they simply dreamed of establishing a Scholarship for a woman at
the University. For some time now
the Vancouver Club has provided two
Bursaries, to the value of $200 each,
for women students. This Jubilee
year a Graduate Scholarship in Education, of the value of $200, was established and named the Evlyn Fenwick
Farris Scholarship in honour of the
Club's Founder.
The Vancouver Club also participates in the Scholarship Programme
of the Canadian Federation of University Women, which provides today
six Graduate Fellowships, ranging in
value from $1000 to $1500. Vancouver
is proud that two outstanding U.B.C.
scholars have won Canadian Federation University Women awards in the
past,—Phyllis Turner Ross, B.A.'25,
M.A. (Bryn Mawr), LL.D., and Dorothy Blakey Smith, B.A.'21, M.A.'22,
M.A.   (Tor.),  Ph.D.   (London).
Club membership in the 50th year
has reached a total of 547, representing over 60 Universities in all parts
of the world. About half the numbers
are U.B.C. Graduates, and of these
many have given outstanding service
to the Club and to their community
over the years. Past-Presidents include:
Dean Mary L. Bollert, Dr. Isabel
Maclnnes, Mrs. Sherwood Lett, Mrs.
H. F. Angus, Mrs. Rupert Neil, Mrs.
Gosford  Martin,  Mrs.  O.  R.  Hougen.
U.B.C. is recognising the contributions of this Club at the time of its
50th Anniversary by conferring the
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
on Professor Doris Saunders, President of the Canadian Federation University Women.
—M. F.
Chronicle readers will be interested to know
that most of the
illustrations appearing in this
quarterly are the
expert work of
U.B.C. Staff Photographer, Arthur
Peter Holborne,
generally known
A.  P.  Holborne as    "Peter".     His
work-shop in the Extension Department is one of the busiest centres on
the  Campus.
Like most professional photographers, Peter began as an amateur
under the direction of the late Ossie
Stevenson of Powell River Studios,
and Eric West, in the same place.
From '37 to '41 he was an executive
member of the Powell River Camera
Five years of War Service followed.
After preliminary training in the
R.C.A.F. Photo establishment, Rock-
cliffe, Ottawa, he saw service in England and later in the North African
desert with 400 Squadron, R.C.A.F.,
Photographic Division. During the
invasion of Europe he served with
the Reconnaissance Unit, 83 Group,
1946 found him in Vancouver with
his own company, Industrial Photo-
graphics, doing general photographic
work. In 1954 he was appointed to
his present position.
The Chronicle is grateful for the
fine co-operation it receives in all
matters photographic from Peter
Rev. John Addison Ross, B.A.
(Tor.)'41, M.A.'42, Ph.D.'46, B.D.
(Knox)'51, has been appointed Dean
of St. Andrew's Presbyterian College,
and Minister in Charge of the Presbyterian Congregation within the
bounds of The University Endowment Lands, effective August 1. Dean
Ross was ordained in 1944, after a
brilliant record of scholarship in Toronto University and Knox College,
where he was formerly Lecturer and
member of the Senate.
On Sunday, June 9, the new Chapel
From   left:   Miss   MacKenzie   (Founder),   Dr.   Doris
Saunders    (Pres.   C.F.U.W.),   Mrs.   O.    R.   Hougen
(Pres.    1957),    Mrs.    J.    W.    deB.    Farris     (Pres.
1907-09,   1925-26,   Founder).
of St. Andrew's College was dedicated under the auspices of the Presbyterian Synod of British Columbia.
The dedication was presided over by
the Rev. W. Grant Hollingworth and
Rev. Finlay G. Stewart, retiring
Moderator  of  the   General   Assembly.
Fifteen Members were elected to
the Senate of the University on May
28, 1957. They are as follows: Annie
M. Augus (Mrs. H. F.Angus), B.A.;
John M. Buchanan, B.A.; Kenneth P.
Caple, M.S.A.; The Hon. Mr. Justice
John V. Clyne, B.A.; Mary Fallis,
M.A.; Joseph E. A. Kania, M.A.Sc,
Ph.D.; J. Stuart Keate, B.A.; Harry
T. Logan, M.C, M.A.; The Hon. Mr.
Justice Arthur E. Lord, B.A.; Ian
McTaggart-Cowan, Ph.D., F.R.S.C;
Pauline K. Ranta (Mrs. Laurence E.
Ranta), B.A., B.A.Sc. (Nurs.); Walter N. Sage, M.A., Ph.D., F.R.Hist.S.,
F.R.S.C; Harry V. Warren, B.A.,
B.A.Sc, B.Sc, D.Phil., F.G.S.A.,
F.R.S.C; Arnold A. Webster, M.A.,
B.Paed.; Charles A. H. Wright, M.Sc,
Dr. Theodore H. Boggs, B.A. (Acadia), M.A., Ph.D. (Yale), LL.D., a
member of the Faculty of The University of British Columbia from
1916 to 1930, first Head of the Department of Economics, Sociology and
Political Science, has been appointed
Professor Emeritus.
Dr. S. Mack Eastman, B.A. (Tor.),
Ph.D. (Columbia), a member of the
Faculty of this University from 1915
to 1927 and first Head of the Department of History, has been appointed
Professor  Emeritus  of History.
Stanley W. Mathews, M. A.
(Queen's), Registrar of The University of British Columbia from 1919
until his retirement in 1941, has been
appointed   Registrar   Emeritus.
& Al
(Items of Alumni news are invited in the form
of press clippings or personal letters. These
should reach the Editor, TJ. B. C. Alumni
Chronicle, 252 Brock Hall, U.B.C, for the
next issue not later than August  15.)
Robert G. Anderson, B.Sc, M.Sc. (McGill),
has been elected President, and appointed
General Manager, of West Kootenay Power
and Light Company, Limited. Mr. Anderson
was in the Metallurgical and Purchasing Departments of the Canadian Mining and Smelting Company of Canada Limited for many
years. H joined his present Company in 1947
as Assistant to the President, and was elected
a Director in 1952 and Vice-President in 1953.
He succeeds R. W. Diamond, B.A.Sc, LL.D.,
D.Sc.'50, who held this position for the past
ten  years.
His Excellency S. Morely Scott, Canadian High
Commissioner in Pakistan, chats with Gamal Nasser, President of Egypt, and Begum Mohammad
Ali, formerly of Edmonton, whose husband was
then Prime Minister of Pakistan. The photo was
taken at a  reception in Karachi.
S. Morley Scott, B.A., Ph.D. (Mich.), was
a recent visitor to U.B.C. Dr. Scott has completed a tour of duty as Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan. He went to Karachi in
1954. It is announced that he will be appointed to special work in Canada. On his
return journey from the Far East via the
United Kingdom, he paid short visits to Canadian Ambassador Alfred Rive, B.A.'21, in
Dublin, and Norman Robertson, B.A.'23, then
our High Commissioner in the U.K. While
in London he attended a large U.B.C. re-union
party given by Norman Robertson.
W. Orson Banfield, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'23,
prominent city businessman, was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Vancouver General Hospital at their Annual Meeting
on  April  17,   1957.
Norman A. Robertson, B.A., B.A. (Oxon.),
LL.D.'45, D.C.L. (Oxon.), D.C.L. (Cantab.),
distinguished Canadian Diplomat and High
Commissioner to the United Kingdom from
1946-49 and, again, from 1952-1957, is Canada's
new Ambassador to the United States.
Gerald B. Switzer, B.A., B.D., S.T.M., Ph.D.,
Minister of Central United Church, Calgary,
was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor
of Divinity at the annual Convocation of St.
Stephen's College, Edmonton, April 23.
J. Ross Davidson, B.A., M.D., CM., (McGill), was greatly honoured by the Vancouver
Medical Association March 5, when he received their "Prince of Good Fellows" degree
on the occasion of the Annual Osier Memorial
Dinner   and   Lecture.
Clifford H. Stockwell, B.A.Sc, Ph.D. (Wise),
who   has   been   with   the   Geological   Survey   of
Canada since  1927,  has  been  appointed  Chief
of   their   Pre-Cambrian   Division.
Hugh L. A. Tarr, B.S.A., M.S.A.'28, Ph.D.
(McGill), Ph.D. (Cantab.), Director of the
Vancouver Technological Station of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, has won
the 1957 Gold Medal of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada for contributions to pure or applied Science for his
outstanding advances in the study of fish
Mollie E. Cotting-
ham, B.A., M.A.'47,
Teacher at John Oliver High School and
member of the University Senate, was
elected President of
the B.C. Teachers'
Federation at thei r
Annual Meeting, April
24, 1957. Miss Cot-
tingham has taught
in the Schools of this
Mollie    E.   Cottingham      P/ovince £or *he Past
29   years   and   is   now
serving her sixth term on the Executive of the
Arthur H. Lang, B.A., M.A/28, Ph.D.
(Princeton), with the Geological Survey of
Canada since 1930, has been appointed Chief
of the Mineral Deposits Division. Dr. Lang
was, until his recent appointment, Acting-
Chief   of   this   Division.
Lester   DeWitt   Mallory,   B.S.A.,   M.S.A.'29,
Ph.D. (Calif, i, is the present United States
Ambassador to Jordan. He joined the Diplomatic Service in 1931 and had served in
France, Washington,
Mexico, Cuba and The ; . ;;*»**^
Argentine, prior to
1953, when he took
up his present position   in   Jordan.
William E. Thomson, B.A., Director of
Pern berton Securities
Limited, is President
of the Vancouver
Stock Exchange which
is this year celebrating its 50th Anniversary of incorporation.
William E. Thomson
Wilfred N. Hall, B.A.Sc, formerly Executive Vice-President, has been appointed President of Dominion Tar and Chemical Company,
Ltd. Mr. Hall is also a member of the Company's Board of Directors.
Thomas F. Had win, B.A.Sc, has been appointed B.C. Electric Company Manager for
the Bridge River Area. Mr. Hadwin has been
with  the Company  since  1935.
Mrs.  Maurice  Sleighlholme   (nee  Jean  R.   G.
Salter),   B.A.,   M.A.    i Col.),   for   many   years
active   in   Y.W.CA.   work    in   this   city,   was
elected President of the Association for 1957-58.
Elfrida Pigou, B.A., ardent and courageous
member of the Alpine Club of Canada, discovered, May 12, on Mt. Slesse, the wreckage
of the ill-fated T.C.A. North Star which
crashed December 9, 1956. Miss Pigou was
honoured, May 13, by the Royal Humane Society for the part she played last October in
rescuing a stranded hiker on Mt. Seymour.
J. Victor Rogers, B.A.Sc, Manager of the
Engineering Division, The Consolidated Mining
and Smelting Company of Canada Limited at
Trail, and Past-President of the Trail Alumni
Branch and the Trail Chamber of Commerce,
was elected President of the British Columbia
Chamber of Commerce at their Annual Meeting,   May   3,   in   Vancouver.
G. Gordon Strong, B.Com., B.A.'34, President and Managing Director, Brush-Moore
Newspapers, Inc., Canton, Ohio, was elected
to the Board of Governors of the Bureau of
Advertising at the Annual Convention of the
American Newspaper Publishers Association,
held on April 25. 1957, in New York. In addition, Mr. Strong was re-elected to the Board
of Directors of the A.N.P.A.
Charles W. Bentall, B.A., D.D., Minister of
Walmer Road Church, Toronto, received the
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity from
McMaster   University   on   May   22.
Stuarte   Keate,   B.A.,   Publisher  of the Victoria   Daily   Times,   was   elected   President   of
the B.C. Provincial Council of the Boy Scouts
Association at their Annual Meeting, March
8,   1957.
Jack Richardson, B.A.Sc, Manager, Product
Engineering, Barrie Works Plant, Canadian
General Electric Co., Ltd., attended a three-
month's advanced management course sponsored by the General Electric Company at
Crotonville, N.Y. Mr. Richardson has been
with   C.G.E.   21   years  this  August.
Roger Y. Stanier, B.A., Ph.D. (Calif. 1, Professor of Bacteriology, University of California at Berkeley, has been appointed Research Professor, effective July 1, in the new
Institute for Basic Science Research on the
Berkeley Campus. Professor Stanier will conduct  research  on   photosynthetic  pigments.
Joseph W. Fraser, B.A.Sc, has been appointed to the newly-created position of Assistant Resident Manager, Alaska Pine and
Cellulose Mill,  Port Alice,  B.C.
Norman S. Free,
B.A., M.A/39, Ph.D.
(Calif;.), Assistant
Professor of Mathematics at Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute,
Troy, N.Y., since
1952, has been appointed Associate Professor. Dr. Free went
to the Institute after
four years of teaching and Graduate
study at the University of California,
Berkeley,      prior      to JJlfe.
which  he was a  Lecturer in  Mathematics Norman Free
at   U.B.C.
Gerald H. Gwyn, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc.'38, former Manager of the Shawinigan Falls Plant
of the Aluminum Company of Canada Ltd.,
has been appointed Manager of ALC
Kitimat   Plant.
Donald C. MacPhail, B.A.Sc, M.S. (Calif.
Inst, of Tech.), Ph.D. (Cantab. |, has been appointed Director, Division of Mechanical Engineering. National Research Council of Canada. He has been Assistant Director of the
Department for the past 8 years. A brilliant
student while at U.B.C, Dr. MacPhail was
employed from 1940-48 by the Royal Aircraft
Establishment at Farnborough, England, and
was ultimately in charge of the Supersonic
Division as well as of th design work for the
Division as well as of the design work for the
high-speed wind-tunnels for the British National Aeronautical Establishment at Bedford.
He is a Member of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences, New York ; a Fellow of the
Canadian Aeronautical Institute ; and a Fellow
of   the   Royal   Aeronautical   Society.
George F. Davies, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'39, Ph.D.
(Oregon State), has been appointed Process
Engineer with C. F. Braun and Company, Al-
hambra, California. He was formerly Process
Manager   with   C.I.L.   in   Montreal.
Dorothy L. (Lin) Brown, B.A., has recently
returned to Vancouver from Bombay, India,
where she has resided since 1952, and has taken
over the year-old Commonwealth Marriage
Bureau   in   this   City.
John Guthrie, B.A., M.A.'40, formerly Resident Manager of the Alaska Pine and Cellulose
Company's Chemical Cellulose Mill at Port
Alice, B.C. was appointed April 1 as Manager
of the Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited's
pulp mill at  Prince Rupert   (Watson Island).
Arthur B. Wright, B.A., M.A. (Tor.), Mathematics Teacher of Gladstone Junior-Senior
High School for the past 7 years, was one of
six Canadian Teachers to win a Shell Oil
Merit Fellowship to the summer Leadership
Training Seminars at Stanford and Cornell
Universities. The teachers were selected by
Universities for their outstanding teaching
records and demonstrated leadership qualities
under a programme developed to help solve
the critical shortage of  Scientists.
30 1940
John D. Leslie, B.A., B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'44,
Ph.D. (McGill), lately with Shell Development
Company of Emeryville, California, has recently taken up a 2-year appointment as Professor in a Post-Graduate College on Oil Refinery Techniques, operated by Petro Braz
in   Rio  de Janeiro,  Brazil.
Ray Williston,  B.A.,   Provincial Minister  of
Lands,  has  been  appointed to succeed the late
Ralph    Chetwynd    as    a    Director    of    Pacific
Great   Eastern   Railway.
Pierre F. Berton, B.A., Managing Editor of
Maclean's Magazine, has won the Governor-
General's Award for creative non-fiction.
This high honour was given his writings
dealing   with   "The   Mysterious   North."
John Lecky, B.A., Advertising Director of
the Sun Publishing Company, Limited, since
1951, has been appointed to the Company's
Board of Directors. Mr. Lecky joined the Sun
in 1947 as Assistant to the Publisher. He has
served as a President of the Pacific Northwest
Newspaper Advertising Executive's Association.
Gerald    S.    Bryson,   B.Com.,    has   been    appointed to succeed Mr. J. B. Fisher as Deputy
Minister of  Finance in  Victoria.
Harold N. Parrott, B.A., M.A. (Tor.), Vice-
Principal of Belmont High School, Sooke, was
elected First Vice-President of the B.C.
Teachers* Federation on April 24, 1957. Mr.
Parrott is now serving his fifth term on the
Executive of the Federation.
William B. Thompson, B.A., M.A.'47, Ph.D.,
who is engaged in research to harness the
energy of the hydrogen bomb for industrial
uses, at the British Atomic Energy Research
Establishment at Harwell, has written a paper
published in a recent issue of the Proceedings
of the British Physical Society, on the progress
of his researches.
W. Cleve Kidd, B.A., Research Director of
the United Steelworkers of America, is the
President of the new Ontario Congress of
Labour; a merger of the Ontario Federation
of Labour and the Ontario Provincial Federation  of  Labour.
J. D. (Penn) McLeod, B.Com., who was
Campaign Manager for the War Memorial
Gymnasium Drive of 1946 and 1947, was a
visitor to U.B.C. recently. After graduation
Mr. McLeod founded and operated a research
firm in Vancouver until 1950 when he moved
to Toronto and became associated with the
Walsh Advertising Company. He now heads
his own Agency in Toronto, -— the Penn McLeod Advertising  Company.
Rudy Paradis, B.A.,
has been appointed
Resident Manager of
the Hudson Pulp and
Paper Corporation's
integrated mill in
Palatka, Florida. Mr.
Paradis has formerly
been associated with
the Sorg Paper Company, the Brown
Company, the Howe
Sound Pulp Company
and the Ontario Minnesota Pulp and Paper Company in the
capacities of Assistant Superintendent,
Assistant Manager, and Resident Manager.
Larry E. Wright, B.A.Sc, has been appointed
Area Manager of the Southern Interior Region
of the B.C. Power Commission with headquarters  in   Vernon.
Gordon   H.   Beamer,   B.Com.,   B.A.,   is   now
associated with the Canadian Western Insurance Company as Agency Superintendent,
Erling C. Hesla, B.A.Sc, formerly with the
Scott   Paper   Company's   Chester,   Pa.,   Plant,
has been  promoted  to  General  Mill   Engineer
at the Company's Everett, Washington,  Plant.
William I. Anderson, B.A., has transferred
to Anchorage, Alaska, with the Y.M.C.A. In
his   new   position  he will  organise  Community
Rudy Paradis
Alexander   Lightbody
Youth Programme in a town of 60,000 civilians
and 35,000 Servicemen that had no community
"Y"   Programme  previously.
Gordon K. Goundrey, B.A., M.A. (Tor.),
Professor of Economics, Memorial University
of Newfoundland, has been appointed Provincial Economist for the Province of Newfoundland.
David F. Hayward, LL.B., together with
Mrs. Hayward, represented The University of
British Columbia at the Centenary Celebrations
of the University of Madras held January 28
to   February   1,   1957.
Alexander Light-
body, B.A.Sc, has
been appointed Assistant to the Manager of the Depa rt-
ment of Research,
Canadian Pacific Railway,   Montreal.
H. E. Derrick Scovil, B.A., M.A.'49,
D.Phil. (Oxon.), Bell
Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New
Jersey, together with
two other Scientists,
developed a new electronic device which
is the first solid-state oscillator at microwave
frequencies. One of its outstanding characteristics is that it is expected to have a very
low noise level compared with conventional
microwave devices. Thus, in theory, it could
markedly extend the range of radio astronomy
and could result in radically new long-distance
communication systems to carry television programmes and telephone calls across the continent. Dr. Scovil was Assistant Professor
of   Physics  at  U.B.C   from   1952-55.
Murray M. Wiggins, B.A.S., formerly Agricultural Research Officer under the Prairie
Farmers Rehabilitation Act in Alberta, is now
Soil Specialist with the Research Division cf
the Di Giorgio Fruit Corporation, Di Giorgio,
Robert L. Christie, B.A.Sc, Ph.D. iTor...
has lef-; to spend more than a year in the
Arctic as a member of an 8-man scientific expedition studying geophysical, geological and
climatologieal conditions from a base on North
Ellesmere Island. The project is part of
Canada's role in the International Geophysical
Year Programme and is under the auspices of
the Defence Research Board.
Peter R. Culos, B.Com., M.B.A., Vice-President of International Surveys Limited, has
been  elected  a  Director  of  the Company.
Norman F. Cragg, B.A. (Tor.), B.S.W., has
been appointed Secretary of the Public Welfare Division of the Canadian Welfare Council.
C. Newton Hopkins, B.A.Sc, formerly with
Canadian Industries Limited, Shawinigan Falls,
is now associated with Hooker Chemicals
Limited, North Vancouver, as Chemical Engineer.
John   T.   Saywell,   B.A.,   (Harvard),   of   the
Department of History, University of Toronto,
will   lecture  in   the  U.B.C.   Summer   School   in
the   Department   of   History.
D. Roy MaCregor, B.S.A., M.S.A., Ph.D.
(Oregon State), has been appointed Food
Technologist with the Summerland Experimental Farm. In recent years he has been
doing Biochemical research on insect control
at the Forest Biology Division of the Canadian
Department of Agriculture, Science Service
Department at Sault Ste.  Marie,  Ontario.
Richard J. Culkin,
B.A., has been appointed Assistant to
the Manager of the
Department of Research, Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal.
John W. Dobhie,
B. A. Sc, formerly
with Canadian Industries Limited at Cornwall, Ontario, has
joined the staff of
Hooker Chemicals
Limited, North Vancouver, as Technical
Richard J. Culkin
Everett E. Hunt, B.A. (Sask.), M.A., Physics Teacher, Victoria Composite High School,
Edmonton, was one of six Canadian Teachers
to win a Shell Oil Company Merit Fellowship
to the Summer Leadership Training Seminars
at  Stanford  and  Cornell  Universities.
F/L Mervin I. Chertkow, B. A. (Sask.),
LL.B.. has been appointed Staff Officer for
Intelligence at 19 Wing Headquarters of the
R.C.A.F.   Auxiliary.
Robert E. Gordon, B.A., M.A. (Calif.), now
holds the position of Vice-Consul in the United
States Fo reign Service. He is presently in
John A. C. Fortescue, B.A., M.Sc'54, who
has been doing Graduate studies in Geology
at Oxford under Professor Wager, will spend
this summer in Canada at work with the
North-West   Explorations   Limited.
William P. Fraser, B.A., received the Degree
of M.D., CM. from McGill on May 29 and is
interning at Hamilton  General Hospital.
Robert Middleton, B.A., has been posted by
the Department of External Affairs to the
Canadian   Embassy   in   Indonesia.
Ralph E. Morehouse, B.S.A., was appointed
Agricultural Representative for the area Lunenburg-Queens Counties with the Nova Scotia
Department of Agriculture and Marketing on
March   1,   1957.
J. A. R. Guy Paquette, B.Sc. (Montreal),
M.A., Ph.D.'56, who obtained his Doctorate in
Theoretical Physics at U.B.C. and then became Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science,
University of Montreal, has t^een granted a
National Research Council Post-Doctorate Fellowship for  study   in   England.
Edward D. Duncan, II. A., LL.B.'55, is now
associated with the Pan American Petroleum
Corporation (formerly Stanolind Oil and Gas
Company) as a Junior Landman, Land Department, Canadian Division Office, Calgary,
R. Roland Haering, B.A., M.A.'55, Ph.D.
(McGill), has been granted a National Research Council Post-Doctorate Fellowship for
study   in    England.
Edwin B. Parker,
B.A., Information Officer since July 1955,
Associate Editor of
the Alumni Chronicle,
has been awarded
a Melville Jacoby
Fellowship of $1,400
from -Stanford University to work on
his M.A. in their
Communication and
Journalism Department. In addition,
Mr. Parker was given
a $500 Grant from
the Leon and Thea
Koerner Foundation.
He plans  to leave U.B.C.   in  mid-September.
Ted Wesley Ryhka, B.A., received the Degree of M.A. at the 46th Annual Convocation
of the University  of  Saskatchewan,  May  10.
Ewart A. Wetherill, B.Arch., has won a
Langley Scholarship of $1,000 for Post-Graduate study in Architecture at an American
University. Mr. Wetherill will proceed to his
M.Arch. at the Graduate School of Architecture at   M.I.T.   in   September.
Gordon L. Caldow, B.A., M.A. (Sask.), has
been awarded a Shell Oil Post-Graduate Scholarship of 750 pounds a year for two years,
tenable at Oxford, England, beginning in the
Patrick J. B. Duffy, B.S.F., M.F. (Yale),
has been appointed Forestry Officer with the
Forestry Branch of the Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources at Calgary,
Alberta,  effective May  6,   1957.
Roy W. MacLaren, B.A., a student for the
past two years in St. Catharine's College,
Cambridge, has been awarded a $750.00 Cummings Fellowship to the University of Toronto
where he will work toward his Ph.D. in
Edwin B. Parker
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Heads of the 1957 Graduating Classes. From Left, Top: John G. Hall, Governor General's Gold Medal in
Arts and Science; Geraldine A. Waters, Wilfrid Sadler Memorial Gold Medal in Agriculture; Graham F.
Somerville, Professional Engineers Gold Medal in Applied Science; Ruth J. Krane, Kiwanis Club Gold Medal
and Prize in Commerce and Business Administration; Robert P. Langlands, University Medal for the Science
Group in Arts and Science; James M. Maclntyre, Law Society Gold Medal and Prize in Law; Middle Row:
Gerald A. Klassen, Hamber Gold Medal and Prize in Medicine; Ian W. French, Horner Gold Medal for
Pharmacy; Dorothy C. Reader, B.C. Parent-Teacher Federation Prize in Home Economics; Eugene V.
Doroschuk, Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Prize in Physical Education; Richard B. Smith, Canadian Institute of Forestry Medal and H. R. MacMillan Prize in Forestry;
Leona N. Davenport, Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Medal and Prize in Education; Bottom Row: Gordon R.
Graham, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal in Architecture; Patricia L. Sharp, Moe and Leah
Chetkow Memorial Prize for the Master Degree in Social Work; (Mrs.) Joan M. Williams, Special University Prize for the Bachelor Degree in Social Work; Laurna J. Shrum, Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Medal
and  Prize for the One-Year Teacher Training Course.
Kathleen A. Sutherland, B.A., who Lectured
this year in the Department of Classics while
completing the work towards her M.A., has
been awarded a $400.00 Taft Fellowship for
study towards the Ph.D. Degree at the University of Cincinnati. In addition, Miss Sutherland has been awarded a Scholarship for study
this summer at the American School of
Classical   Studies   in   Athens,   Greece.
Joseph D. Quan, B.Com., has recently opened
his own business, "Custom-color Laboratories
Limited", where he retails all types of photographic   equipment   as   well   as   offering   many
professional   services   including  the processing
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE 32 The Faculty
President    N.    A.    M.    MacKenzie,
C.M.G., M.M. and Bar, Q.C., B.A.,
LL.B., LL.M., LL.D., D.C.L., D.Sc.Soc,
F.R.S.C, since his return from Japan
on April 14, has attended; in Ottawa,
the initial meeting of the Canada
Council, April 30-May 1; in College,
Alaska, the Commencement Exercises
at the University of Alaska on May
13, where he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws and
delivered the Commencement address
entitled "Our Common American
Heritage"; and finally, in Ottawa, the
June meetings of the National Council of Canadian Universities and the
Learned Societies.
William G. Dixon, B.A.'43, A.M.
(Chicago), Associate Professor,
has been appointed Director,
School of Social
has been
Head of
School since
illness and
death or former
Director Miss Marjorie J. Smith, on
October 26, 1956.
Dean F. H. Soward, B.A. (Tor.),
B.Litt. (Oxon.), F.R.S.C, Associate
Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies,
will give a lecture on "Federalism
and Canadian Foreign Policy" at
Duke University, North Carolina, in
August, 1957, in a special series on
"Problems of Canadian Federalism,
organised by the Commonwealth
Studies Centre in that University.
Charles B. Wood, B.A. (Tor.), A.M.
(Columbia), Registrar of the University, will retire July 1, 1957. Mr.
Wood came to British Columbia in
1915 and, with the exception of 2
years in the Army and a year of postgraduate work, taught in various
schools in the Province until he was
appointed Lecturer in Education at
U.B.C. in 1934. In 1939, Mr. Wood
was appointed assistant Registrar,
and in 1941, Registrar.
William G. Dixon
John E. A. Pa ma 11
Charles B. Wood
Head Table Guests at  President's  Luncheon,   International  Christian   University,  Mitaka,  Japan,  March  21,
1957.   Back  Row, From  Lett:  Princess Chichibu,  President Yuasa, Mrs.  Norman  MacKenzie,  Bishop Albi,
Finance   Minister   Ichiwada,   Mrs.   Yuasa,   Dr.   Norman   MacKenzie.    Center   Facing:   Miss   Esther   Rhodes,
Protessor A.  P. MacKenzie.   (See  Page 35.)
John E. A. Parnall, B.A.'35, B.Ed.
'48, M.A. (Tor.), Associate Registrar
and Lecturer in the Department of
Mathematics, has been appointed
Registrar, effective July 1, 1957.   Mr.
Parnall was Meteorological Officer
attached to the R.C.A.F. during
World War II and joined the Staff of
the University in 1951.
Dr. William Boyd, an outstanding,
internationally - famous Pathologist,
was Guest Professor in the Faculty
of Medicine during the month of
April, when he gave a series of lectures on the History of Medicine to
Undergraduate and Post-graduate
Students. Dr. Boyd, who now resides
in Toronto and is also Visiting Lecturer at Birmingham, Alabama, was
formerly Professor and Head of the
Department of Pathology at this
Dr. Charles G. Campbell, M.D.,
CM., (McGill), M.Sc. (McGill),
L.M.C.C, who attended U.B.C. from
1939-42 and who is well-known in
Vancouver as a practising Physician
and Specialist in Internal Medicine,
Clinical Instructor in the Faculty of
Medicine, has been appointed Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Campbell served in the Royal
Canadian Army Medical Corps 1944-
1946. An active member of many professional societies, Dr. Campbell is
Vice-President of the B.C. Society for
Clinical Research.
Dr. John S. Conway, Ph.D. (Cantab.) of St. John's College, University
of Manitoba, has been appointed Instructor in History and International
Studies at this University.
Dr. David Corbett, M.A. (Tor.),
Ph.D. (McGill), Assistant Professor
of Political Science, is in Australia
this summer studying that country's
post-war immigration programme.
His visit is made possible through
grants from the Australian National
University at Canberra, The Canadian Institute of International Affairs
and the Research Committee of the
University of British Columbia. While
in Canberra, Dr. Corbett will conduct
six seminar sessions on Canada's
post-war immigration policies and
will take part in six more seminar
sessions conducted by members of the
Department of Demography, Australian National University, on certain
aspects of Australia's post-war immigration.
Dr. David M. L. Farr, B.A.'44,
D.Phil. (Oxon.), Associate Professor
of History at Carleton College, has
been appointed Lecturer in the Department of History at this University.
Dr. J. Ross Mackay, B.A. (Clark),
M.A. (Boston), Ph.D. (Montreal), Associate Professor, Division of Geography, left Edmonton for the Arctic
on June 10. He heads a field party
which, by use of boat and canoe, is
studying the coastal features of the
territory from Aklavik to the Alaskan
Border for the Geographical Branch
of the Department of Mines and
Technical Surveys, Ottawa. This is
the sixth summer that Dr. Mackay
has been engaged in this work. He
has as one of his assistants Mr. Clarke
Wallace,  B.A.'56.
John F. McCreary, M.D. (Tor.),
Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics, with some 36
contributors, primarily from The University of British Columbia, has
helped in the production of
"an up-to-date practical manual on the
care of children . . . not ... to collect
dust on the shelf but rather ... to be
soiled from use in clinics and examining
rooms"* entitled Pediatrics; Paterson and
McCreary : Lippincott, 1956.
♦review by Dr. F. C. Moll, Bulletin of the
Vancouver Medical Association, February,
Dr. A. John Nelson, M.B., Ch.B.
(Glas.), D.P.H., R.C.P.S. (Eng.), Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Public Health, resigned his
position this Spring to take up a
new appointment as Medical Director
for the British Columbia Electric
Company's expanded health programme which will be put into effect
next Spring.
Margaret A. Ormsby, B.A.'29,
M.A.'31, Ph.D. (Bryn Mawr), Associate Professor, Department of History, has been granted a further leave
of absence for the academic year
1957-58, while preparing the official
History of the Province of British
Columbia in connection with the Centennial  Celebrations.
Professor Edward S. Pretious,
B.A.Sc'29, M.Sc. (Iowa), Assoc.
M.Am.Soc.CE.,  Department  of  Civil
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Engineering and Director, Fraser
River Model Project on the Campus,
has accepted a five-year appointment
to become a Scientific Member of the
Fisheries Research Board of Canada,
effective January 1, 1958. Professor
Pretious has been actively engaged
with surveys, hydraulic engineering
and research problems related to fish
conservation in B.C. for the past 15
Dr. Foster Scott, B.Sc. (Alta.),
M.D. (Alta.), son of Dean John Scott,
Faculty of Medicine of the University
of Alberta, and a certified Pathologist with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, has been appointed Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology. Dr. Scott has
done Post-Graduate work in Pathology in Edmonton and at the Vancouver General Hospital. He spent
one year as a National Research
Council Fellow in the British Post-
Graduate Medical School in London.
During the past year he has continued work in research and experimental Pathology in Washington
University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. James O. St. Clair-Sobell, M.A.
(Melbourne), Ph.D. (Gras), Professor and Head of the Department of
Slavonic Studies, was elected Canadian Member of the International
Committee of Slavists at a meeting
of the organisation in Prague this
spring. He was also appointed one
of  two  North  American  correspond
ing members of the Editorial Board
of the Slavonic Review, published by
the University of London.
Professor Francis W. Vernon,
B.Sc.Eng. (London), Wh.Sch.,
A.M.I. Mech.E.,
A.F.R.A.S., Professor and Lecturer in Aeronautical Engineering, will retire June 30, after 31 years on
Frank W. Vernon the     Faculty     of
The University of British Columbia.
At that time his recent appointment
as Professor Emeritus will be effective. A surprise dinner in his honour
was held in the Georgia Hotel Ballroom, Wednesday, March 27. Professor
Vernon is the inventor of a locomotive
piston-valve gear mechanism and has
lately been engaged in preparing preliminary work for the wind-tunnel
experiments at U.B.C. He is a member of the Examining Board, Professional Engineers, Mechanical Branch.
Dr. George M. Volkoff, M.B.E.,
B.A.'34, M.A.'3G, Ph.D. (Calif.),
D.Sc'45, F.R.S.C, Professor, Department of Phyhsics, has been awarded a
Ford Foundation Fellowship to enable him to spend the academic year,
1957-58, as a Visiting Scientist at
CERN (European Organisation for
Nuclear Research) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr. Volkoff has been invited to join
the CERN accelerator design research group to investigate noval
ideas in the design of Particle Accelerators which might enable future
Accelerators to be built for still
higher energies.
Dr. Volkoff and his family will
leave Vancouver for Switzerland at
the end of June with a stopover in
Montreal where Dr. Volkoff has been
invited to present, on July 19, to the
International Congress of the International Union of Crystallography, a
paper on the research carried out by
himself and his group of graduate
students at U.B.C. on nuclear magnetic and quadrupole resonance in
H. V. Warren, B.A.'26, B.A.Sc,
D.Phil. (Oxon.), Assoc. Inst. M.M.,
F.G.S.A., F.R.S.C, Professor of Mineralogy, Department of Geology and
Geography, will spend four vacation
months in the U.K. and Scandinavia
where he will exchange geo-chemical
data related to the scientific work
that he has been doing in recent
years. At Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm, he will be the guest of the respective government Geological Survey Departments, which have arranged an interesting and useful summer programme of conferences and
tours of inspection. In the U.K. he
will visit the Macaulay Institute in
Aberdeen, and Oxford University,
where he will confer with Professor
Wager, a specialist in geo-chemistry.
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34 Students   of   Class   of   '57   appear   together   for   last   time   at   Spring   Congregation   Ceremonies   in   the
Campus News and Views
By Randle Jones
Student activities in late spring included the annual political vote in
which students cast their ballots after
"election campaigns" by student political clubs. General consensus of
opinion is that the vote reflects Federal Government straw voting rather
than Provincial. According to the
students, the Liberal Party returned
to power with 1,107 votes out of a
possible 3000. Progressive-Conservatives formed the official opposition by
edging out Social Credit 647 votes to
637. C.C.F. followed closely on their
heels with a total of 539 votes. U.B.C.'s
National Reform Party picked up
119 votes and the Labour-Progressive
Party won 87 votes.
A thirteenth elected member was
added to Student Council ranks this
spring with a constitutional amendment establishing the office of "Executive Member". First occupant of
the post is Miss Marlene James
(Law '59) who will supervise the operation of the College Shop and will
head the Housing and Frosh Orientation Committee.
Two issues revolving around student fee increases sparked three hours
of heated discussion at the Spring
General Meeting this year. Fee increases ranging upwards from $1.00
were asked for Athletics and a $1.00
increase was sought to permit the
Publication Board to publish four
issues per week of The Ubyssey instead of the present three. The General Meeting turned down the Publications Board proposal but approved
a resolution calling for a referendum
on the $1.00 Athletic fee increased
proposal. This increase was later
ratified and will be in effect for the
1957-58   term.
The World University Service as
a part of its ever-expanding Scholarship and Seminar programme is sending Wayne Hubbel and Bill Montgomery to the newly-created nation
of Ghana this summer to take part
in the Organisation's Summer Seminar. The group has also undertaken
to aid the twenty or more Hungarian
refugees, not Sopron Forestry Faculty, who wish to continue their education at U.B.C. The World University Service Committee is working
closely with other agencies to provide
employment, financial assistance and
English instruction for the Hungarians.
Out on Point Grey examinations
have come and gone, yet through the
summer months many club members
who will be working in and around
Vancouver will be hard at work preparing for the "Big Move". The new
quarter - million - dollar Brock Hall
Extension has been completed and
will be ready for occupancy by student clubs in the Fall. The official
opening is tentatively slated for
Club Day which will be held October 3.
Six bowling alleys were added to
the facilities of the War Memorial
Gymnasium this Spring and are already in use. The alleys will be available for use by students, faculty and
staff and the general public for both
occasional and league bowling. Bowling will also be added to the curri
culum of U.B.C.'s School of Physical
Education for the next University
term. Facilities include adjacent
wash-rooms, refreshment facilities
and shoe rentals. Bowling alley manager is Mr. S. J. Currie.
With the theme of "G.P.'s on Call,
the Medical Undergraduate Society
of U.B.C. "Honoured" the General
Practictioner at the 7th Annual Medical Ball, held in the Ballroom of the
Hotel Vancouver on March 13, 1957.
Over $1,000 in proceeds and donations was turned over to Dean Gage
for the Medical Ball Bursary Fund,
which, over the past six years, has
already provided bursaries of $100
each to some forty students.
Athlone Fellowships Awarded
Ian   S.   Garthshore,   B.A.Sc.'57,   Graham   F.
Somerville, B.A.Sc'57, and Gordon H. Laurie,
B.A.Sc.'57, were awarded Group A. Athlone
Fellowships (awarded to those in graduating
class), while Allan M. McCrae, B.A.Sc'56,
Thomas M. Harris, B.A.Sc'56, and James W.
Smith, B.A.Sc.'S4, M.A.3c.'55, have won
Group B. Athlone Fellowships (awarded after
a period of work in Industry). The Athlone
Fellowship provides for two years Post-Graduate study in the United Kingdom at Universities and Engineering Firms. The award is
paid by the U.K. Government and covers, in
addition to tuition fees and a subsistence allowance, cost of travel to and from the U.K.,
and  of approved travel  within the U.K.
This morning, March 21, Mrs. MacKenzie and I, in the company of our
Ambassador the Hon. Mr. Davis, had
the pleasure and good fortune to be
present at the first Commencement
exercises of the International Christian University of Japan and saw
over 160 young men and women receive  their  degrees.
It was a lovely day with bright
warm sunshine. The College Chapel
was filled with students, parents, professors, friends and guests. The ceremonies were impressive and moving
—and filled one with hope for this
distracted and troubled world. There
were young men and women of intelligence and ability, trained and
dedicated to the service of their
country and the world. If that world
is ever to have peace, and those of us
who live in it, to solve our problems,
it is through institutions like I.C.U.
and the young people who graduate
from it that solutions and answers
will come, and goals be reached. That
is why this was such an important
occasion, and why I.C.U. such an
interesting experiment in human understanding.
After the ceremonies we were
guests at a very pleasant luncheon
given by the President of Yuasa—
for the graduates and guests. I had
the honour of reading the greetings
sent specially for the occasion by the
Prime Minister of Canada, the Rt.
Hon. Louis St. Laurent.
♦Spoken   by   President   MacKenzie   over   Radio
Station N.H.K. Tokyo, March 21, 1957.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Olympic Gold  Medal Winning  Four-Oared Crew.    From  Left:  Don Arnold   (Stroke), Walter d'Hondt,  Lome
Loomer   and   Archie   MacKinnon.    A   copy   of   this   picture   will   be   hung   this   summer   in   the   Canadian
National   Exhibition   Hall  of  Fame   in   Toronto.
By R. J.  (Bus)  Phillips, Director of Athletics
The Varsity Ruby Team had another outstanding season, winning 11
games, tying 3, and losing 1. The
'Birds scored 219 points, with only 77
points being scored against them.
The McKechnie Cup Series ended in
a tie with Vancouver. In the Annual
World Cup Matches, U.B.C. lost one
game at Berkeley, and tied the other;
at home the Thunderbirds scored 25
points against California's 6, to
bring the Trophy back to the Campus.
Twenty-five hundred fans turned out
to see the final game.
Dr. Max Howell accompanied the
Thunderbirds on their southern tour
this year, which included a single
game at Los Angeles against U.C.L.A.
Bruins. U.B.C. scored a convincing
25-11 victory over their heavier opponents.
The visit to British Columbia, of
the world-famous Barbarian Rugby
Team, was the highlight of the Rugby
season. Composed of international
players from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, the Barbarian Team
played three games against a B.C.
All-Star Team which gave them
plenty of opposition. The two games
played at Empire Stadium in Vancouver and at Victoria were won by
scores of 19-3, 51-8 and 17-3. U.B.C.
fielded Ted Hunt, Gerry McGavin and
Peter Tynan; others would have been
chosen, but for the fact that the exam
period conflicted with practices held
prior to the series. U.B.C. Alumni
who played on the B.C. Rep Teams
included: George Puil, John Newton,
Doug MacMillan, Jim McWilliams,
Peter Grantham, Ray Cocking, Danny
Oliver. Dr. Max Howell, Braves
Coach and member of the P.E. Staff,
also played for the B.C. Team. Coach
Albert Laithwaite did an excellent
job as Chairman of the Barbarian
Tours Committee.
Coach Peter Lusztig's Swim Team
won the Evergreen Conference Meet
at Bellingham this year. This marks
the 6th time U.B.C. has won the Meet
in the past eight years.
The Annual Spring Awards Dinner
was attended by some 200 athletes
at the Brock Hall in April. Awards
were made by the coaches of the various sports—38 rewins, 35 new wins
and 52 small blocks.
The Dr. Gordon Burke Trophy,
awarded to the football player chosen
by his team-mates as the most inspirational player of the year, was
presented by Dr. Burke to graduating
players Donn Spence and Roger
Professor R. F. Osborne presented
the Bobby Gaul Trophy to Ted Hunt,
U.B.C.'s Rugger Captain, and one of
the best all-round athletes ever to
attend U.B.C. This coveted award,
dedicated to Bobby Gaul, a great
U.B.C. athlete and gentleman, is the
highest honour attainable for a U.B.C.
The U.B.C. Soccer Coach, Ed Luck-
ett, who recently announced his retirement, was presented with an engraved silver bowl by U.B.C. Captain,
Bruce Ashdown. The Men's Athletic
Committee is indebted to Mr. Luckett
for the contribution he made to athletics during the past eight years,
while he was coach of the Thunderbird Soccer Team.
Frank  Read  was  made  an  Honorary Life Member of the U.B.C. Alumni
Association at its Annual Meeting in
April.   The citation read in part—
"For   nearly   a   decade   Frank    Read   has
given to the University of British Columbia
the  unstinted,   unselfish,   voluntary   service
of  a  truly   great   and   inspired   coach.
"His rowing know-how and devoted teach-
have carried our undergraduate crews to
the pinnacle of rowing achievements in
three  continents."
Mr. Read has turned over active
coaching duties to John Warren, but
remains in the picture as adviser. A
member of the Vancouver Rowing
Club, Frank will continue to be an
inspiration to oarsmen at the Club,
and undoubtedly will lend his experience to the preparation of crews
for the  1958 British Empire Games.
U.B.C.'s Gold Medal Winning Four-
oared Crew, composed of Don Arnold,
Walter d'Hondt, Lome Loomer and
Archie McKinnon received a new
honour recently. The photograph appearing on this page is a copy of the
one which will be hung this summer
in the Canadian National Ehibition
Hall of Fame at Toronto.
The Evergreen Conference Championships take place three weeks or
more after our University is out of
Session, and so it is difficult to keep
athletes in Vancouver for that period
of time. However, this year, Peter
Mullins took an 8-man team to
Cheney, Washington, and managed
to win 22 points, in spite of the fact
that Cole Harris was injured in the
880, and Jack Burnett was disqualified in the 2-mile race, after winning
it by 90 yards. Next year the meet
will be in Vancouver, and we look
forward to giving the Evergreen Colleges  plenty  of competition.
Public Swimming Hours
The  University of B.C.
Empire Pool
Effective   July   1st,   1957
Monday through Saturday
(Except Tuesday)
12-2 p.m.—Adults only
2-5:30 p.m.—Adults and
6:30   p.m.—Closing   (Sundown)
Adults  and   Children
1-5:30  p.m.—Adults and
6:30  p.m.—Closing—Adults   and
5:30-6:30   p.m.—Province    Swim
1-3  p.m.—Sun  Swim  Classes
Tuesday through  Saturday
5:30-6:30   p.m.—Special   Groups
(by    appointment),     Summer
Session    Students    and    Adult
U.B.C.   School   of  Physical   Education  Swimming Classes—
Monday and Thursday 11-2 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday 10-1 p.m.
Wednesday and Saturday 11-2 p.m.
Private   Swimming   Instruction   by
Further  enquiries:   ALma   1191;
after 5 p.m.: ALma 1159.
George Reynolds Annable, B.A.'16, died March
17, 1957. He is survived by his wife, Isabel, of
4920 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver;
two sons, Robert G., B.A.'51, of 4095 Sunset
Blvd., North Vancouver, and George M.,
LL.B/51. of 240 Beach Drive, North Vancouver; one daughter, Mrs. V. (Marg-aret) MacDonald, in England; two sisters, Mrs. Joyce
Hans, of Creston, B.C., Mrs. Dorothy Adamson,
of   Winnipeg;   and   5   grandchildren.
Eric Ludgate Broderick, B.A.'49, former reporter with the Vancouver Province, died of
a heart attack, March 4, 1957, in Auckland,
New Zealand, where, after a period of school
teaching, he engaged in the plastic and fibre-
glass business. He is survived by his Father,
Chris J. ; and two brothers, John and Donald,
all of Vancouver.   He was  34.
Ewan    David    K.    Campbell,    B.A.'40,    was
killed instantly, May 23, 1957, in a head-on
collision while driving near Eureka, California.
He was 40.
Henry Keary DeBeck, D.F.C, B.S.A/40,
Assistant District Agrologist with the B.C.
Forest Service at Kamloops, B.C., was drowned
April 10, 1957, in Kamloops Lake. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and four children
of 179 St. Paul St. W., Kamloops ; his Father,
E. K. DeBeck of Victoria and three brothers
and two sisters. Mrs. V. McCrossan of 4055
West 31st Avenue, Vancouver, is a sister and
Rev. Ward F. DeBeck of Downey, California, is
a brother.
The Honourable John Hart, LL.D.'47, Premier of the Coalition Government of British
Columbia from 1941-1947, died April 7, 1957,
in Victoria, at the age of 78, after a most
distinguished career in the financial and
public life of the Province. He is survived by
his wife, Harriet of 1961 Fairfield Road,
Mrs. John Hess I nee Marjorie Evelyn
Menten), B.A/26, died May 18, 1957, in the
Royal Columbia Hospital, New Westminster.
She is survived by her husband, John, of 418
1st Street, New Westminster, and two sisters,
Mrs. J. Peter Barberie (nee R. Claire Menten,
B.A.'SO) of 4231 Britannia Drive, Calgary,
and Mrs. Harry M. (Dorothy) Craig, of 1810
London  Street,  New  Westminster.
Lucy Howell, B.A. (McGill), Convocation
Founder, died in September, 1956. She retired
June 30, 1950, after many years of teaching
in Vancouver city schools including the Fair-
view High School of Commerce.
The News of the
death of Dr. Harold
P. Johns of Victoria
has left a feeling of
shock and a very real
sense of loss among
Alumni and teachers
in  this   Province.
At the time of his
death. Dr. Johns was
the Inspector of
Schools for the Districts of Saanich and
Saltspring Island, in
addition to which
duties he was also
Director of Vocational Guidance for the Provincial Department of
It was while visiting Saltspring Island in
connection with his official duties that he was
stricken with a heart attack and died in his
Dr. Johns had a distinguished career in
Education. Born in Victoria he attended the
schools in that city and Victoria College. He
graduated from U.B.C. with the Class of Arts
1929 and won the Degree of M.A, in 1935.
His Doctorate was awarded by the University
of Ottawa in 1950, the disertation being in the
field   of   Vocational   Guidance.
Dr. Johns taught at Prince Rupert, in
Mount View High School, Saanich, and in
Victoria High School. Later he was appointed   Director   of   Educational   and   Voca-
Dr. H. P. Johns
tional Guidance for the Department of Education. It is in this field that he made his
important contribution to Education in this
Province. It is perhaps no vain boast that
British Columbia schools have the most efficient and best organised guidance and counselling system in Canada. The credit for this
should be attributed very largely to Dr. Johns.
It was indeed his main interest. He was appreciated as an authority on guidance and
was the author of a text-book used in the
schools. His abilities in this field were recognised in the United States where he taught
on several occasions at the summer sessions
of the University of California and Oregon
State University. Last summer he instructed
at the Summer Session of our own University.
In 1947 he was appointed Director of the
Summer School of Education at Victoria. Due
to his leadership and fine administrative ability the enrolment of this Summer School rose
from 1027 in 1947 to 1465 in 1951 when he
retired from the Directorship. He attracted
to his Faculty many outstanding Educators in
Canada and the United States and did much to
stimulate teachers to advance their provisional  training.
Voluntary community interests occupied a
great deal of his time. He was an active and
enthusiastic member of the Kiwanis Club and
during the year 1956 was President of the
Victoria Club. He was also for a number of
years a Director of the Victoria Symphony
Society. His home in Victoria was the center
of many congenial gatherings.
—F.   H.   J.
Walter Henry Lambert, B.A.'36, who taught
in King Edward High School, and other Vancouver city schools, from 1926-1954, died
April 16, in Victoria. He was 64. He is
survived by his wife, Muriel, of Milne's Landing, Vancouver Island. He won great distinction as a teacher in the field of radio.
Dr.  George  Herbert  Manchester,   M.D.,   CM.
(McGill), Convocation Founder, well-known
Physician of New Westminster, passed away
November 22, 1956, after a brief illness. Dr.
Manchester was an authority on mental ailments and, for a number of years, was Head
of the mental hospital in New Westminster.
He is survived by two brothers, Elwood and
William, and one sister, Mrs. J. M. (Helen I
Skead,   all   of   Ottawa.    He  was   84.
Wilbur A. Minion, B.S.A.'51, Land Inspector with the B.C. Forest Service at Kamloops,
B.C., was drowned April 10,1957, in Kamloops,
B.C., in the same boating accident which
took  the  life of H.   Keary DeBeck.
John Gerard MacDermot, B.A.Sc'39, Assistant General Manager of the Overseas
Division of Monsanto Chemical Company in
St. Louis, Mo., died March 28, 1957, in Kansas
City, after a short illness. He is survived by
his parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. H. MacDermot of
6695 Marguerite ; a brother, Derek, of Victoria ; and one sister, Mrs. M. Edgar, of Edmonton.    He was  41.
Dr. Hugh MacMillan, M.D., CM. (McGill),
Convocation Founder, passed away April 8,
1957. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of
980 West 32nd Avenue ; three daughters, Mrs.
E. A. Lewis (Jean), Mrs. W. C. Dunlop
(Margoti, Mrs. Allen Haynes (Marilyn); two
sons, Allan and Harvey ; eleven grandchildren ;
and one brother, Dr. Lachlan MacMillan, all
of   Vancouver.
Dr. Sidney B. Peele, M.D., CM. (McGill)'lO,
Convocation Founder, died on November 5,
1956. Dr. Peele was Senior Prizeman in his
final year in Medicine and had engaged in
general practice in Vancouver.
Hundreds of her former pupils throughout
Canada have learned with sorrow of the death
of Miss Marion Eleanor Martha Sauder who
taught in Prince of Wales Elementary School,
Vancouver, from September 1921 to November 1956. To know and to work with Marion
Sauder was a privilege and an inspiration, for
she was the devoted, unselfish, and enthusiastic
teacher we would all like to be. Many of the
most successful men and women in Canada
are the better for the understanding and
encouragement,  the firm  guidance and insist-
ance upon high standards, the persistent care
in overcoming childish problems and fears
which Miss Sauder gave to every pupil who
came under  her  care in  Grade VI.
She graduated from the University of British Columbia in May 1921, and began her
career as a teacher the following September.
She always preferred the Elementary grades,
for in those years can be so effectively laid
the foundation of all good work habits and
reading habits, and the love of learning that
make Education a continuing process throughout life. For many years she was in charge
of the Elementary library at Prince of Wales
School, and for some years directed the High
School library also. In her capacity as a
school librarian she served on the committee
which chooses books for the book pool, purchased through the Children's Department,
Vancouver Public Library, and circulated to
the libraries of Vancouver Elementary
Marion Sauder was also very active in
Chown Memorial Church, and devoted much
of her spare time to CG-LT. work. For some
years she was co-ordinator of all CG.I.T.
groups in Vancouver. In this work with
young girls her influence and guidance were
as important in building character as they
were  in  her  Grade  VI   classroom.
Illness forced her to give up teaching in
November 1956, and she was unable to return
again to her class. She died on April 20,
the  day  after   Good  Friday,   1957.
If the good that we do in this world lives
forever in those upon whom it has been bestowed, a host of pupils and teachers are the
better for the generosity of Marion Sauder's
devotion and goodness. While we sorrow with
her family because she could not remain longer with us, we want them to know that to
us all she was a truly  great teacher.
—M, E. C
Dr. George F. Strang,
B.S., M.B., M.D.
(Minn.), D.Sc. '54,
LL.D. (Tor.), F.R.C.P. (London), F.R.C.P. (C), F.A.C.P.,
died February 26.
The Faculty of Medicine suffered a heavy
loss in his death.
'k'MT   \ ^  1JBI     Well-known    in   Van-
TpP JvB     couver   as   a   practis-
'^*<>*i ^^ -d£ S 'nK Physician and
££il * ^^h^JHfeJt Specialist in Intexn-
iH 4 ^IW^HKB! ai Medicine, Dr.
Strong took an active interest in the
establishment of the
Medical Faculty at this University, and has
since made a valuable contribution to its
progress, as Clinical Professor of Medicine.
Dr. Strong was President of the Canadian
Medical Association in 1954, a former President of the American College of Physicians,
and directly instrumental in the foundation
and development of the Community Chest and
Council, the B.C. Medical Research Institute,
the Western Society for Rehabilitation and
the B.C. Cancer Foundation. He is survived
by his wife and one daughter, Barbara, of
1529 West  37th  Avenue.    He was  60.
—J. W. P.
Leslie E. Webb, B.A.Sc'49, with the Canadian Chemical Company Limited as Western
District Sales Manager since February 1952,
was killed December 9, 1956, when a T.C.A.
North Star crashed on Mount Slesse, B.C. He
is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.
Webb, of White Rock,  B.C.   He was 33.
F/O William Blythe Wilson, B.P.E.*54,
R.C.A.F., was killed during flying operations
in Germany on March 14, 1957. He is survived by  Robert J.  Wilson  of Rossland, B.C.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Herbert S.
Wood, Q.C., B.A. (Queen's), Convocation
Founder, died January 26, 1957. Mr. Justice
Wood was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1909, and, after a long and distinguished legal career, was appointed to the
Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1947.
He is survived by: two sons, Archie, of 56
7th Avenue, New Westminster, and Philip A.,
of 5364 Cambie; andl a brother, Dr. Edward
Wood, of Ottawa.
APTED-FINN. Edwanl James Apted. B.A.
'56,  tu Wendolyn  Mary  Finn.
ATKINS-JOHNSON. Michael Donald Atkins,
B.A.'56, to Elinor Anne Crabby Johnson, in
Vaneouvt r.
HAKONY-CHAPPELI-. Charles Erntrt Bak-
ony, I.I,.B.'50, to Rosa Jean Chappell, in
BELL-NEWMAN. Aubrey Wilbur Bell, B.A.
'51, to Connie Patricia Newman, in Georgetown,  British  Guiana.
CARTER-HARRIES. Lt. J. G. Winfred Gibson Carter (U.S. Navy I to Elizabeth Sibbald
Harries,   B.H.E.'66.
CIN1TS-HILL. Edward A. Cinits, B.A.'57 to
Marlcne  Hill,   B.A.'56.
CUMMINC-ROGERS. George Stewart Cure-
minK, LL.B.'51, to Marsaret Isabella Rogers,
DesBRISAY-FOUNTAIN. Ian Gordon DesBrisay, B.Com.'53, to Joyce Rue] Fountain,
B.A.'56,   in   Vancouver.
sen. B.S.A.'53, M.Sc.'55, to Anne Marie
Reichart,   in   South   Haven,   Mich.
FARLEY-HEWSON. Dr. John Franklin Farley   to   Patricia  Marion   Hewson,   B.A.'56.
Ferguson to Jane Elizabeth Marshall,
FORREST-MAYNE. Douglas Elliott Forrest,
B.A.'54, to Constance Eva Norah Mayne,
B.A.'54,   B.S.W.'55.
FORREST-NEILSON. David Balfour Forrest,
B.A.Sc'55,   to   Christine   Louise  Neilson.
FORSTER-COULL - GRAY. John Middleton
Forster-Coull, B.A.Sc.'50, to Geraldine Marie
FREYMAN-GODWIN. Robert Carl Freyman
to   Elizabeth   Joy  Hart  Godwin,   B.S.N.'53.
GILMOUR-PARKE. Allan McDougall Gilmour,
Jr., to Margaret (Peggy) Isabella Elizabeth
Parke,   B.A.'49.
GILMORE-ROWLETTE. Robert Currie Gil-
more, B.Com.'54, to Shelagh Mary Rowlette,
in  Winnipeg.
GRANT-IRWIN. John Grant to Carolyn Alice
Irwin,   B.A.'56,   in   Calgary.
HANCOCK-ROUTLEDGE. Ronald John Hancock, B.A.'53, M.D.'S7, to Patricia Routledge
in   Vancouver.
HARDWICK-STEEVES. Walter Gordon Hard-
wick,   B.A.'54,   to   Shirley   Edith   Steeves.
HARLOS-PITTS. Dr. Roland Edwin Harlos,
M.D."55, to Mary  Sharon  Pitts.
HOLMES-NELSON. Ronald Leadrew William
Holmes, B.A.Sc'57, to Margaret Maxine
Nelson,   B.H.E.'57.
HOMER-BOWRON. Lawrence John Homer,
B.A.Sc'56, to Norma Louise Bowron, in
JAMES-DEMMERY. John James to Patricia
Ann   Dernmery,   B.A.'56,   in  Vancouver.
JULIUS-AQUA. Robert Stanley Julius, B.A.
'53, M.A.'56 to Nita Judith Aqua, B.S.P.
'53,   in   Montreal.
LEACH-CAMERON. Arthur Lome Leach,
B.S.A.'57,   to   Alice   Marilynn   Cameron.
LIGHTBODY-ENGLAND. Keith Martin Light-
body,   B.Com.'47,   to   Joyce   Evelyn   England.
LIPSETT-VISSER. Frederick Roy Lipsett,
B.A.Sc'48, M.A.Sc.-50, Ph.D. (London), to
Elizabeth Charlotte Visser,  in  Ottawa.
Livingstone, B.Com.'53, to Muriel Lillian
Davenport,  in Victoria.
LOWE-COLLINS. Edward Stanley C. Lowe,
B.Com.'50,   to   Kathleen   Winnifred    Collins.
MAIR-SHARP. Alexander Ian Mair, B.Com.
'54, to Jeannie Kathleen Sharp, B.H.E.'55,
in   Vancouver.
Montgomery, B.A.'51. LL.B.'52, to Dawn
Hope  Thomson,   in   Vancouver.
MULDER-HAILSTONE. Terence Erick Mulder, B.A.Sc'56, to Shirley Marlene Hailstone,   in   Chilliwack.
livray, B.A.Sc'55, to Dr. Margaret Stoute,
in   Los   Angeles.
McKENZIE-McLELLAN. John Hepburn McKenzie to Helen Jane McLellan, LL.B.'54.
MacLEAN-LEGACE. James Keith Burgess
MacLean to Yvonne Mae Legace,  B.A.'56.
PALME-ROBSON. Michael Palme, B.S.A.'55,
to Bernice  Elaine Robson,  in  Toronto.
PAVITT-SIMPSON. Robert A. Pavitt to Ruth
Simpson,  B.A.'53,  B.S.W.'54,  in  Chicago.
RAE-RAMSDEN. Hugh Thomas Rae, B.Com.
'53,   to   Gwendoline   Charlotte   Ramsden.
ROBERTSON-CHAPESKY. John Harry Robertson, B.Com.'57, to Frances Agnes Chap-
esky,   in   Basel,   Switzerland.
ROSS-REEVES, John Kenneth Ross, B.A.'54,
to Linda Vivian Reeves, B.S.N.'56, in Vancouver.
SCOTT-RITCHIE. John Crawford Scott, B.A.
'56, to Sharon Bernice Ritchie, in Chilliwack.
TARLING-HOPKINS. George Arthur Taxiing
to Mona Hopkins, B.A/52,  in Vancouver.
WHILEY-SCOBY.    John   Douglas   Whiley,   to
Joan   Margaret   Scoby,   B.A.'51,   in   London,
WHITE-HICKS.    Robert   Duncan   White,   B.A.
'47, to Ethel Sheila Hicks, B.Com.'48, B.S.A.
'48,  in  Victoria.
WIGGINS-SUTHERLAND.     Murray   Wiggins,
B.S.A/48,   to   Clara   Marguerite   Sutherland.
" Vancouver's Leading
Business College"
Secretarial Training,
Accounting, Dictaphone,
Typewriting, Comptometer
Individual Instruction
Enrol at Any Time
Broadway and Granville
Telephone: CHerry 7848
Calgary    Richard H.   (Dick)  Long. B A 5c '36   3327
1 1th   Street   S.W..
Northern   California—Albert   A    Drennan    B A '23,
420 Market  St., San   Francisco   11.
Southern California—G. Stanley Williamson. B A Sc
'36,  PO.  Box 211, Torrance, U.S.A.
Creston—Ray    McL.    Cooper,    B.A'49,    LL.B'50,
P.O.   Box 28.
Duncan—David    R.    Williams,    B.A.'48,    LL B '49,
Garner Building, 257 Station Street
Edmonton —C.   A.   Westcott,   B.A.'50,   BS.W/51,
10138 -  100 "A" St.
Kamloops—James   W.    Asselstine,   B Com'46,   c/o
B.C.  Telephone Co., 351   3rd Ave.
Kimberley—W.   H.   R    Gibney,   B.A.Sc/50,  26   1st
Ave ,  Chapman   Camp
Kelowna—Sydney A.   Swift,   B.A.37,  B.Com.'37.
Montreal—A.    A.    Irwin,    B.A.'50,    122    D'Alsace,
Preville, Quebec.
Nanaimo—Hugh     B.     Heath,     B A.'49,     LL B'50,
Box   121.
New  York- Dr.   David   Wodlinger,   B.A.'28,   1   East
67th  Street  at  5th  Ave.
Ocean   Falls—John   Graham,   B.A Sc'50,   P.O.   Box
Ottawa—Don   Chutter,   B.Com'44,   Canadian   Construction   Assoc,   151   O'Connor   St.
Penticton—William T.  Halcrow, 280 Farrell Street.
Portland—Dr.   David   B    Charlton,   B A'25,   2340
Jefferson St.
Powell   River—Jock   A.   Lundie,   B.A.'24,   Manager,
Public Relations  Dept ,  Powell  River Co.  Ltd
Prince George—Denning E. Waller, B.A '49, D D.S.,
1268 5th Ave.
Prince    Rupert—John    Banman,    B.A.Sc'46,    215
Elizabeth Apts.
Regina—Gray A.  Gillespie, B.Com '48,  1841   Scarth
Revelstoke—Mrs   H. J. MacKay, B A'38, 202 - 6th
St.   E.
Saskatoon-William   F.   Blissett,   B.A.'43,   Dept   cf
English,  University  of Saskatchewan.
Seattle-Robert    J.    Boroughs,    B.A'39,    M A'43,
Federal Old Line Ins. Co., Federal Way.
Summerland—Mrs    A     K.    McLeod,    B.A'34,   Box
467, West Summeriand.
Toronto—Roy   V.   Jackson,   B.A.'43,   48   Glenview
Trail—C.    H.    G.    Bushell,    B A Sc'42,    Box    48,
United   Kingdom—Mrs    Douglas  Roe,  901   Hawkins
House, Dolphin Sq., London, S.W.I.
Vernon—Mrs.  D.   R   Cameron,  B.A/47,  3001   41st
Victoria—Mrs. Rona Wallis B.A.Sc.'22, 4200 Cedar
Hill   Rd.
Winnipeg—E   W. H.  Brown, B A'34, 670 Wellington  Crescent
Yukon   Branch—Capt    Ralph   B.   Huene,   B.A/49,
H.Q.   Northwest  Highways  Systems,  Whitehorse,
British Columbia's expanding economy calls for
record-making expenditures to meet demands for
greater utility services required by present industry-
needed by expanding industry—and to provide power
for business moving to British. Columbia.
Right after the war, when B.C. Electric announced plans to spend
$50 million over a ten-year period, doubts were expressed that such a
large program of expansion and modernization could be financed or be
sustained by population and industrial growth. Actually, over $300
million was spent in that period by the Company on capital improvements.
Now, projects approved for 1957 will require expenditures of $101,900,000
for this one year alone. Capital spending on this scale means not only
millions of hours of work for local people; it also means that low-cost
energy will be available in abundance to allow firms here to continue
their expansion, and at the same time, to encourage the establishment
of new industries here so that British Columbia's economy may continue
tofiourish. B.C.ELECTRIC


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