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VOLUME 13, NO. 2
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Alumni  News
4  Mark Collins  Heads Alumni
6 Alumnae and Alumni
—By Frances Tucker
10 Branch News
11 Births, Marriages and  In Memoriam
12 Vancouver—Festival City
—By E. G. Perrault
14 The  Road  to  Freedom
—By W. E. Fredeman
17 Artificial Spawning
—By Val Gwyther
20  Campus Architecture
—By Roy Jessiman
University News
27 No News is Good News
—By David Brock
28 Summer Calendar
29 The  Faculty
30 Sports Summary
—By R. J. 'Bus' Phillips
33 Student News
—By Sallye Delbridge
Canopy covering the front
entrance to U.B.C.'s new
faculty club forms an interesting pattern against
the spring sky. Workmen
are putting the finishing
touches on the $600,000
building, which is scheduled to open in mid-June.
An article concerning the
University's current building program begins on
page 20.
Published  by  the  Alumni  Association of the
I'niversity   of   British   Columbia,   Vancouver,
Editor: James A. Banham, B.A.'yl
Assistant Editor: Frances Tucker,  B.A.'50
Mark Collins, B.A.. B.Com.'34; past president.
J. Norman Hyland. B.Com.'34: first vice-
president. Don F. Miller, B.Com.'47; second
vice-president. William C. Gibson. B.A.'33,
M.Sc, M.D., Ph.D.; third vice-president. Mrs.
Alex W. Fisher, B.A.'31; treasurer, Donald B.
Fields, B.Com.'43; director. A. H. Sager. B.A.
'38:  (ex officio), James A.  Banham, B.A.'51.
'33; Russell Palmer, B.A.'26, M.D.. CM.;
Hon. James Sinclair, B.A.Sc.'28; Harry J.
Franklin, B.A.'49; Terrv D. Nicholls. B.Com.
'55.   LL.B.'56;   Mrs.   L.   H.   Leeson.   B.A.'23.
Norman Hyland, B.Com.'34. Nathan T.
Nemetz, Q.C., B.A.'34, H. L. Purdy. B.A.'26.
culture,  N.  S
plied Science,
Architecture, James
Arts   and   Science
Wright,  M.S.A.'46,  Ph.D.:  Ap-
E. Douglas Sutcliffe, B.A.Sc'43;
Y.  Johnstone, B.Arch.'52;
Mrs.   Arthur   F.   McKay,
B.A.'33; Commerce, Emerson H. Gennis,
B.Com.'48: Education. John L. Prior, B.A/35;
Forestry, Kingsley F. Harris, B.Com.'47. B.S.F.
"48; Home Economics, Anne E. Howorth,
B.H.E/52; Law, Ivan R. Feltham, B.A.'53,
LL.B.'54, B.C.L.; Medicine, John (Bud) M.
Fredrickson, B.A.'53. M.D.'57; Nursing,
Margaret E. Leighton. B.N.(McGill); Pharmacy, D. B. Franklin. B.S.P.'52: Physical Education. R. S. Glover, B.P.E.'50; Social Work,
Harry L. Penny, B.A.. B.S.W.'56, M.S.W.'57.
Alma Mater Society representative: A.M.S.
president, Peter Meekison.
Mark Collins, B.A.'34, B.Com.'34; Technical
advisers: J. Stuart Keate. B.A.'35, R. Campbell
Kenmuir, Arts '42, R. E. "Buzz" Walker,
Chronicle business and editorial offices:
252 Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8. B.C.
Authorized as second class mail. Post Office
Department, Ottawa.
The U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle is sent free
of charge to those making an annual donation
to the U.B.C. Development Fund. Non-donors
may receive the magazine by paying a subscription of $3.00 a year.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE In the picture at left the new president of the Alumni Association,
Mark Collins, welcomes humourist Barry Mather (right) as the
first community member of the Association. This new membership
group, approved at the annual general meeting, provides for
granting   membership   to   persons   who   have   worked   actively   on
Mark Collins. B.A. '34, B.Com. '34,
was elected president of the U.B.C.
Alumni Association at their annual
general dinner meeting in Brock Hall
on April  16.
Theme of the annual meeting, which
was attended by almost 200 graduates
and friends of the University, was
"Alumni we have known," and a dinner
committee chaired by Walter Scott.
B.Arch. '52, prepared special displays for
the meeting.
Other alumni elected to the executive
committee of the board of management
are: J. N. Hyland, B.Com. '34, past
president; D. F. Miller, B.Com. '47, Dr.
W. C Gibson, B.A. '33, M. D. (McGill),
Ph.D. (Oxon). and Mrs. Alex W. Fisher.
B.A. '31. vice-presidents; Donald B.
Fields, B.Com. '43. treasurer, and Miss
Rika Wright. B.A. '33. Dr. Russell
Palmer, B.A. '26. M.D.. CM. (McGill),
and the Hon. James Sinclair, B.A.Sc. "28,
members at large.
Degree representatives who will also
sit on the board of management are as
follows: Agriculture—Dr. N. S. Wright.
B.S.A. '44, M.S.A. "46; Applied Science
—E. D. Sutcliffe. B.A.Sc. '43; Architecture—J. Y. Johnstone. B.Arch. '52;
Arts and Science—Mrs. A. F. McKay.
B.A. '33; Commerce—E. H. Gennis.
B.Com. '48; Education—John L. Prior.
B.A. '35; Forestry—K. F. Harris. B.Com.
'47, B.S.F. '48; Home Economics—Miss
Anne Howorth, B.H.E. '52; Law—Ivan
R. Feltham, B.A. '53, LL.B. '54, B.C.L.
(Oxon); Medicine—Dr. J. M. Fredrick-
son. B.A. '53; M.D. '57: Nursing—Miss
M. Leigh ton, B.A.Sc. (McGill);
Pharmacy—D.   B.   Franklin,   B.S.P.   '52;
Physical Education—R. S. Glover, B.P.E.
"50, and Social Work—H. L. Penny,
B.A. '56, B.S.W. "56, M.S.W. '57.
Completing the board will be three
additional members at large, whose terms
expire in 1960. They are: H. J. Franklin,
B.A. '48, T. D. Nicholls, B.Com. '55,
LL.B. '56, and Mrs. L. H. Leeson.
B.A.  '23.
A highlight of the meeting was the
introduction and approval of an extraordinary resolution providing for the
granting of memberships in the Association to persons "other than graduates or
former students, who have demonstrated
an active interest in the objectives of the
A second resolution approved the use
of the term "community members" to
describe the persons who fall into this
category. The same resolution stated
that community members shall not constitute more than 30 per cent of the total
membership of any branch or 30 per cent
of the total membership of the Alumni
Later in the evening the incoming
president, Mark Collins, declared Mr.
Barry Mather, one of the speakers at
the meeting, the first community member
in recognition of his interest in the
The purpose of introducing the motion,
it was explained, was to allow the
Association to grant membership to many
persons who were not graduates, but
who had. by their efforts during and
after the development fund drive, demonstrated an interest in U.B.C.
Other features of the evening were
reports by Norman Hyland, the retiring
president, and John Haar, acting-director
of the Association. Mr. Hyland termed
the past year one of "experiment, growth
and action." Experiments mentioned
were the three seminars held in conjunction with 1958 Homecoming, broadening
of the basis of representation in the
Association, and the formation of the
Seattle organization known as the
"Friends of the University of British
Columbia Incorporated," which undertook to collect donations to the development fund from graduates living in the
United States.
Mr. Hyland also pointed to the growth
of branches of the Association which
can now form on a geographical or
common interest basis. U.B.C. graduates
living in Toronto organize on a geographical basis, he said, but branches in
the Vancouver area are organizing to
carry out activities in fields useful to
the  University.
Other examples of effective action in
the past year were carried out on a
faculty basis, he said, and he mentioned
the sub-committees made up of applied
science and medicine graduates which
had made recommendations to the
administration on matters relating to
curriculum  and  staff appointments.
Actions of the executive committee of
the board of management were also outlined by Mr. Hyland. He said an alumni
delegation had met with a committee of
the provincial cabinet in connection with
the annual provincial allocation to the
University for operating purposes. A
second committee, headed by J. E. Kania,
B.A.Sc. '26. M.A.Sc. '28, Ph.D. (M.I.T.),
had submitted a comprehensive brief to
the Royal Commission on Education and
a  third  committee  had  been  formed  to
behalf of U.B.C. Presentations were made to two retiring members
of the facutly at the meeting. In picture second from left above are
Miss Marjorie Leeming (left) retiring assistant dean of women
who received a gift from Mrs. L. H. Leeson, second left. Center
is   Miss   Dorothy   Mawdsley,   retiring   dean   of   women,   who   was
presented with a gift by Mrs. Sherwood Lett, right. Second from
right is Mrs. Harry T. Logan, wife of the retiring editor of the
U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle. The individuals above are some of the
members of the executive committee of the Association's board of
investigate the ways in which students
can more effectively make the major
transition to University life.
To inform future graduates of the
activities of the Alumni Association the
director has also spoken ot graduating
classes in engineering and commerce
during the past year Mr. Hyland said.
The facilities of the Association have
also been utilized to assist President
MacKenzie in a tour of the Kootenay
area. (See report page 10).
Mr. Hyland said that major factors in
the future activities of the Association
were the necessity to impress on new
graduates the value of the work done
by the Association, and the encouragement of persons in provincial communities in aiding the University. This work,
he said, could be promoted by granting
associate memberships in the Association.
John Haar, in his report to the meeting, said that in 1959 the Association
intended to reintroduce the annual giving
program which was suspended during the
development fund campaign. The reintro-
duction of this program would be a
"measure of the depth and sincerity, in
the eyes of many, of the Alumni habit
of annual giving," he said.
Mr. Haar said that Alumni must continue the "positive and helpful" role
which was so evident during the past
year in such activities as Homecoming,
committee work and advisory services to
the University.
A number of presentations were also
made during the evening. In presenting
a gift to John Haar, Mr. Hyland paid
tribute to his work and said the Association was fortunate in having obtained his
services. A presentation was also made
to Col. Harry T. Logan, retiring editor
of the U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle. He
received a bound volume of all the
issues of the Chronicle which he edited
between 1953 and 1958. Mr. Hyland
said that Col. Logan had made immense
improvements in the Chronicle during
his editorship and the Association was
indebted to him for the contribution
which he had made.
Mr. Hyland then called on Mrs. Sherwood Lett, B.A. '17, M.A. '26, to make
a presentation to Dean Dorothy Mawdsley, B.A. (McGill) '20, M.A. '27, Ph.D.
(Chicago), who will retire this year as
dean of women. Mrs. L. H. Leeson,
B.A. '23, a member of the board of
management, also presented Miss Marjorie Leeming, B.A. '26, retiring assistant
dean of women, with a gift.
When Mr. Collins was officially
installed as president he paid tribute to
the work of Mr. Hyland during the past
year and made a presentation to him.
Mr. Collins then introduced Col.
Harry Logan who spoke on the theme
of the meeting, "Alumni we have known."
Col. Logan described the beginnings of
the Alumni Association and pointed out
that including this year's graduates the
University now had 28,487 alumni. Well
over 25,000 of these were still alive,
said Col. Logan, and he added that it
was remarkable that the whereabouts of
only 1100 were unknown. The "lofty"
objectives of the Association, he said,
arose from the University motto, "Tuum
Est," which was given to the University
by its first president, Dr. F. F. Wesbrook.
He pointed out that to Dr. Wesbrook
the motto meant that the University
belonged to the entire province despite
the fact that Alumni, as students, often
interpreted it as meaning "It's up to you."
Col. Logan said that probably the greatest thing that had happened to the
Alumni Association was the recent development fund to which 7,393 alumni
contributed a total of $661,425. He also
mentioned the increased activities by
committees and the development of the
alumni scholarship program as evidence
of voluntary work which is done for its
own sake.
The final address of the evening was
given by Vancouver Sun columnist
Barry Mather whose witticisms about
U.B.C. alumni in the newspaper world
brought the evening to a close.
Some of his remarks follow:
Pierre Berton, B.A. '41: "Pierre is the
only  man  I know  who  is still  making
money out of the gold rush."
Bruce Hutchison, LL.D.: "All Canadian
history is now divided into two parts—
before and after Hutchison. If he writes
one more book on Canada he will get
to keep the Cambrian shield."
Eric Nicol, B.A. '41, M.A. '48, and
David Brock, B.A. '30: "To understand
Brock you have to read his whole
column. However, in the case of Nicol,
you only need to read the first paragraph.
You might say that Nicol is instant
Hymie Koshevoy, Class of Arts '32:
"He is the managing editor who went
from the Sun to the Province to the
Sun to the Province to the Sun. He has
resigned to many times he is known as
'Hopalong' Koshevoy."
Aubrey Roberts, Class of Arts '23:
"One of the first men to recognize my
worth. When he joined the News Herald
he made me stop being telegraph editor
and started me writing a column."
(Items of Alumni news are invited in
the form of press clippings or personal
letters. These should reach the Editor,
U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle, 252 Brock
Hall, U.B.C, for the next issue not later
than  August   1.)
John E. Mulhern, B.A., first president
of the Alumni Association (1917-18),
and known to his old friends here as
"Ed", has been with the Sterling Drug
Company for the past thirty-odd years,
with headquarters in Times Square, New
York. He hopes to visit Vancouver this
Margaret S. (Madge) Gill, B.A., B.L.S.
(Wash.), who was mentioned in Marjory
(Peck) Martin's article on Arts '19 in
the last issue, was appointed to the
National Research Council after four
years in the Vancouver Public Library,
and spent the rest of her professional
career there until her retirement as
Chief Librarian recently. Under her
guidance the library grew to be one of
the most important scientific libraries in
Canada. She attended the first plenary
session of UNESCO as a delegate, and
was chairman of a committee responsible for collecting and sending many
thousands of books from Canada to war-
devastated libraries in Europe. On her
retirement the Ontario Library Association gave her one of its rare honorary
memberships, and the Canadian Library
Association made her its first honorary
member in recognition of her distinguished services. She and her sister
Bonnie Gill, B.A.'21, B.A.Sc(Nursing),
'24, are now living outside Victoria.
Lionel Stevenson, B.A., M.A.fTor.),
Ph.D.(Calif.), B.Litt.(Oxon.), James B.
Duke professor of English at Duke
University, Durham, North Carolina,
has been elected chairman of the Southern Humanities Conference. This is an
organization of 16 regional scholarly
societies with 120 universities and colleges in the southern states as associate
Mrs. F. M. Ross (nee Phyllis Gregory),
D.B.E., B.A., M.A.(Bryn Mawr), LL.D.
'45, who is already a Dame of St. John
of Jerusalem, is to be invested this year
as a Dame of Magistral Grace of the
Sovereign and Military Order of Malta.
T. R. Stanley, B.A.Sc in chemical
engineering, has been made technical
assistant to the manager of the Iron and
Steel Project, which will direct the construction of Consolidated Mining and
Smelting Company's new iron and steel
plant at Kimberley. Mr. Stanley was
plant superintendent at the Tadanac
foundry until he was assigned to studies
on iron and steel two years ago which
led to the Company's recent decision to
start construction immediately.
Hugh L. Keenleyside, B.A.,
M.A. and Ph.D.(Clark), LL.D.'45,
has been appointed chairman of
the B.C. Power Commission and
government adviser on resources
development, including development of Columbia River power,
excluding forestry. Dr. Keenleyside, during his distinguished and
varied career, from 1947 to 1950
was deputy minister of mines and
resources and commissioner of the
Northwest Territories in the federal government. He will take
over his new duties full-time in
D. S. McDiarmid, B.A., B.Com.'34,
is on the board of directors of the
British Columbia Retail Hardware Association, and for the last three years
has also been B.C. representative on the
board of governors of the Canadian
Retail Hardware Association. He operates the Lansdowne Hardware Ltd., in
The Rev. Frank S. Morley, B.A.,
Ph.D.(Edin.), with Mrs. Morley, is celebrating his 15th anniversary as minister
of Grace Presbyterian church in Calgary
by a two months' trip this summer to
Russia, Sweden, Turkey, Hungary, Poland and the Holy Land. Dr. Morley
obtained his degree in constitutional and
international law before entering the
R. T. Wallace, B.A., M.A.47, is
chairman of the library board in
R. H. (Buck) Richmond, B.A.Sc, has
been appointed manager of the Cellulose Division of Alaska Pine and Cellulose Limited, in Vancouver. A graduate
in chemical engineering, he has been
with the company ever since, at Port
Alice and lately at Port Angeles, Washington.
A. J. Bowering, B.A.Sc, has been
made the deputy minister of the new
department of commercial transport set
up recently in Victoria. It incorporates
the old department of railways and commercial vehicle branch of the motor
vehicle branch. Mr. Bowering was assistant chief engineer in the highways
department for nine years.
Ross R. Douglas, B.A., B.A.Sc'35,
has been appointed vice-president, forestry operations, by Alaska Pine & Cellulose Ltd. A graduate in forest engineering, Mr. Douglas has been chief forester
and manager of the woods division for
the company.
Clarence Charles Hulley, B.A.,
M.A.'38, Ph.D.(Wash.). is now chairman
of the division of social sciences at
Southern State College, Magnolia, Arkansas. While he was teaching at the
University of Alaska he published a
book Alaska, Past and Present which
has just appeared in a second edition.
Col. Donald F. Purves, M.B.E.,
B.Com., has been appointed chief of
development, department of research and
development, for the Canadian National
Mrs. Everett Crowley, (Jean Marguerite Fraser, B.A.), has been elected
chairman of the Vancouver school board
for 1959. This is her fourth year on
the  board.
Rodney P. D. Poisson, B.A., M.A.39,
Ph.D.(Wash.), is associate professor of
English at Victoria College. A grant
from the Canada Council enabled him
to obtain his doctorate this year from
the University of Washington. He was
an instructor at U.B.C. for a short time
before he joined the navy on the outbreak of the second world war.
Gordon L. Draeseke, B.A., has been
appointed vice-president, administration,
and secretary of Alaska Pine & Cellulose Ltd. He had been company secretary and head of the legal department
since  1946.
Hugh P. Godard, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'37,
Ph.D.(McGill), of the Aluminium Laboratories Limited in Kingston has been
elected president of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers with
headquarters in Houston, Texas. The
association is concerned with practical
corrosion problems.
W. K. Gwyer, M.B.E., B.A.Sc, P.Eng.,
has been appointed assistant general
manager of the West Kootenay Power
and  Light  Company.  He was  formerly
with Consolidated Mining and Smelting
Co.  of  Canada  Ltd.
Dr.   John   Laurence   McHugh,   B.A.,
M.A.'38, well-known marine biologist
and prolific author of scientific papers
on marine life, has become chief of the
division of biological research of the
bureau of commercial fisheries in the
U.S. Fish and Wild Life Service. Dr.
McHugh was director of the Virginia
fisheries laboratory since 1951 and professor of marine biology at the College
of William and Mary at Williamsburg,
Virginia, prior to his latest appointment.
J. W. Dolphin, B.A.Sc, M.Sc.(Minn),
M.E.I.C, is head of the department of
civil  engineering  at  the  Royal   Military
College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario.
Mary D. Rendell, B.A., who is also
a graduate of the Anglican Women's
Training College, is at present executive
secretary of the Anglican Women's
Auxiliary. She has recently been touring
Canada as part of a unique venture in
co-operation among leaders of the Protestant churches; a national team of
three has been seeking women recruits
for church and Y.W.C.A. work, and
telling of the wide career opportunities
open to them in Christian work.
William S. Tremaine, B.A., who is
with the Imperial Oil in Sarnia, has been
appointed to the advisory vocational
committee by the Sarnia board of education.
G. Dudley Darling, B.Com., a former
president of the Alumni Association,
has just been elected president of the
University Club of Vancouver.
Charles H. Howatson, B.A., M.A.'47,
associate professor of geology and geography at Victoria College and head
of the C.O.T.C, has been awarded a
$2,500 pre-doctor's degree fellowship by
the Canada Council, which will enable
him to work on his doctorate at Syracuse
University, in Syracuse, New York.
Roy T. Bogle, B.A.Sc, has been appointed general manager of English
Electric Canada, and has moved to St.
Catherines from Peterborough, Ontario.
With the exception of four years in the
army, he had been with Canadian General Electric since graduation, becoming
manager of the Peterborough plant in
1952, and later general manager of the
motor and control department.
James L. Frazee, B.A., M.D.(Dalhousie), has been appointed executive director of the Children's Foundation home
for emotionally disturbed children. The
home will be built at Princess Margaret's
Children's Village on East 21st Avenue
in Vancouver starting this summer. Dr.
Frazee is a specialist in child psychiatry
who won the top honours in psychiatry
when he obtained his degree in 1949.
He was resident psychiatrist in several
leading hospitals in England before
going to the Montreal Children's Hospital
in 1956. He will take up his duties here
in  August.
T. H. Anstey, B.S.A., M.S.A.43,
Ph.D.(Minn.), superintendent of the
Summerland experimental farm, this
winter was acting superintendent of the
dominion experimental farm at Kent-
ville, Nova Scotia.
J. Ralph Johnston, B.A.Sc, has been
promoted to district forester, Prince
Rupert forest district. He has served in
the forest service in Victoria, Nelson and
James Alan Wallace, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc.
'42, M.Sc(Stanford), has been made
chief geologist of the Arabian American
Oil Co. He will make his headquarters
in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He is on
loan to Aramco from Socony Mobil
Co. He took his degrees here in geology
and economic geology. Before going to
Arabia, he was Mobil's regional geologist for western Canada and staff geologist for Canada in their New York
office. While at the University he played
on the rugby team.
Donald P. Wyness, B.A.Sc. is project
engineer for the Khulna paper plant
being built in the delta of the Ganges
and Brahmaputra Rivers, in East Pakistan, by Sandwell & Co., and two other
Canadian companies. The Sandwell Co..
(P. R. Sandwell, B.A.Sc'35), surveyed
the forest area and proved the economic
feasibility of the paper plant, designed
the plant and selected the machinery
for it. It will also recruit staff for the
plant and manage it for about two years
while Pakistani understudies prepare to
take over. Among the problems Mr.
Wyness has had to deal with are man-
eating tigers, crocodiles, floods, and
translation of correspondence from Finnish, German, Swedish and Urdu, about
the mill machinery.
Mrs. Philip Akrigg (Helen Brown
Manning, B.A.) is this year's president
of the Faculty Women's Club of the
Geoffrey T. L. Ashe, B.A., plans to
test the legends of voyages by St. Brendan from Ireland to the American continent about 525 B.C., by reconstructing
a "Dark Ages" vessel and setting out
from western Ireland about the same
time of year, in March. Experts on
marine archaeological and historical matters are associated with him, and he
invites antiquarian societies on both sides
of the Atlantic to examine local legends
and evidence of Christian influences or
symbols from Nova Scotia to Mexico.
Eric W. Robinson, B.Com., B.S.F.'44,
has been made head of the Forest
Ranger school, near New Westminster.
Andrew    Snaddon,    B.A.,    reviewing
Tuum Est: A History of the Univerity
of British  Columbia,  by  H.  T.  Logan,
headlined his article "Self-Help 'U'."
Maurice H. A. Glover, B.Com., has
been appointed director of the bureau
of economics and statistics in the department of industrial development, in
William Hooson, B.A., M.S.W.53,
Victoria city welfare administrator has
been appointed a delegate to the rehabilitation committee of the Community
Welfare Council.
The Rev. Andrew Lam, B.A., B.D.,
is rector of St. Barnabas Anglican Church
in Winnipeg.
Ronald N. MacKay, B.A.Sc, has been
made manager of Republic Electric &
Development, Ltd., in Vancouver, the
Canadian associate of Republic Electric
& Development Co. of Seattle, Wash.
G. G. Manson, B.A., B.Ed.'57, has
been appointed to the College of Education in Victoria College.
Ralph   D.    Barer,    B.A.Sc,    M.A.Sc.
(M.I.T.),   P.Eng.,   is   metallurgical   engineer   and   section   head   at   the   Pacific
Naval Laboratory of the Defence  Re-
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE search Board at Esquimalt, and the
author of numerous articles on metal
failure, corrosion, and radiography. He
instructed in physical metallurgy at
U.B.C.  for two years.
Gordon Campbell, B.A., M.A.(Tor),
is director of adult education for Saskatchewan,  in  Regina.
James A. Cochrane, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc.
'47. is research supervisor for Powell
River Co. Ltd.
E. Fred Roots, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'47,
Ph.D.(Princeton), a geologist with the
department of mines and technical surveys in Ottawa, has been made project
officer for a seven-man team to locate
and study the 1,500-mile polar continental shelf lying under the Arctic
ocean. He has already had much experience in the area. The team's base
is on Ellef Ringnes Island.
Ray Fuoco, B.A., is vice-president of
the Kamloops board of trade.
C. Peter Jones, B.A., B.A.Sc'48, is
a partner in the firm of Read, Jones.
Christoffersen, consulting engineers,
Vancouver, a trustee for North Vancouver school district, and a member
of the  Capilano  library  association.
H. C. B. Leitch, M.A.Sc, has joined
the firm of Hill, Starck & Associates,
consulting engineers, as consulting geologist. Recently he has served as chief
geologist   for   the   government   of   Iraq.
Ed. Marzocco, B.A.Sc, is in charge
of power production in Nanaimo for
the B.C. Power Commission.
Diana Priestly, B.A., LL.B.'50,
M.L.L.(Wash.), who practised law in
Nanaimo for several years before taking
a law library degree, is now librarian
of the law school at U.B.C.
David Barker, B.Com., has joined the
firm of Durham & Bates Agencies Ltd.,
insurance, as account executive.
Fred H. Bossons, B.Com., has been
made secretary and treasurer of the
general contracting firm of J. D. Stirling
Ltd. of Montreal.
Hal N. Cairns, B.A., B.Ed.'59, has
won a Shell Merit fellowship to attend
a summer seminar in mathematics,
chemistry, physics and educational techniques at Stanford University, Palo
Alto, California.
J. F. Caplette, B.S.A., has been appointed sales manager for Acme Peat
Products Ltd.
D. G. Cumming, B.Com., has been
made assistant sales manager, tires, Pacific division of Dominion Rubber Company Limited, with headquarters in
William N. Patrick, B.A., M.A.'52,
Ph.D.(Notre Dame) in chemistry, graduated in law from the University of
Southern California after joining Atomics
International, a division of North American Aviation, Inc. He is now assistant
patent counsel at Atomics International,
Canoga Park, California.
Mario Prizek, B.A., is a TV producer
for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
James A. Stewart, B.A., Ph.D.(Wash.),
has resigned as supervisor of psychological services for the Trail district school
board to go to the University of Alberta,
Calgary  branch,  as professor of educational psychology.
B. S. Aitken, B.Com., has been appointed assistant sales manager, case
goods division for The Proctor &
Gamble Company of Canada, Limited,
in Toronto.
Jack W. Bilsland, B.A., M.A.'51, Ph.D.
(Tor.), is teaching summer school at the
University of Toronto before returning
to the University of Alberta, Edmonton,
as assistant professor of English.
N. Gordon Fawcus, B.S.A., is with the
department of veterans' affairs at Duncan as a settlement officer for the
Veterans' Land Act.
Charles N. Forward, B.A., M.A/52,
Ph.D.(Clark), has been appointed to the
department of geology and geography at
Victoria College.
Winston Mair, B.A., M.A.'52, in
zoology, and specializing in wildlife
management, is chief, Canadian wildlife service, in the department of northern affairs, Ottawa.
Edward Matkovick, B.A., M.A/50,
who is a foreign language high school
teacher in a senior high school in Seattle,
has received a John Hay fellowship for
a year of study in the humanities.
Robert R. Reid, B.Com., the well-
known book designer, who designed both
the Centennial Anthology and Dr. Margaret Ormsby's B.C. History, has just
printed on his private press a children's
book of animals written and drawn by
the North Shore artist George Kuthan.
Limited to some 100 copies, and costly,
his books are collector's items. Mr. Reid
is typographical consultant for the University.
G. Allan Roeher, B.A., B.S.W., is coordinator of rehabilitation for disabled
persons for Saskatchewan. He was recently granted his doctorate in rehabilitation from New York University.
Frederick N. A. Rowell, B.A.(Tor),
LL.B., is deputy chairman of the Vancouver school board.
William Winterton, LL.B., has been
appointed western counsel for B.A. Oil
Company Ltd. in Calgary.
Kenneth William Hall, B.A.Sc, in
mechanical engineering, has been appointed by Celgar resident engineer—
sawmills, for the sawmill to be constructed in conjunction with the bleached
Kraft pulpmill at Castlegar.
E. V. Hird, B.A.Sc, P.Eng., has been
made manager, contract projects, for the
Lenkurt Electric Company of Canada
Ltd.  in Burnaby.
T. Acton Kilby, B.A., has been appointed marketing director for CKWX
Radio Ltd., Vancouver.
Dr. Walter F. Leverton, Ph.D., manager of the physical electronics group
for Raytheon Manufacturing Company,
Waltham, Massachusetts, is also assistant manager in the Raytheon research
division, responsible for transferring research results into operating division
Alan R. P. Paterson, B.A., M.A.'52,
Ph.D.'56, P. A. Woodward research
fellow at U.B.C, reported to the American Association for Cancer research that
he has found "a clue" to why certain
drugs lose their effectiveness in treating
Verna Doreen Wheeler, B.H.E.. is
messing officer at the St. Catherine's
street   R.C.M.P.   barracks   in   Montreal.
Gerald Peter Browne, B.A., M.A.'53,
B.A.(Oxon.). has received a $6,000 Imperial Oil fellowship for advanced study
over the next three years leading to a
doctorate at Oxford.
Louis D. Burke, B.A., recently in
Peru as assistant trade commissioner,
has been transferred to Ottawa as area
trade officer for Latin America in the
trade commissioner service.
H. R. Herron, B.A.Sc, has been appointed marketing manager for Lenkurt
Electric Company of Canada Ltd., in
J. A. C. Macintosh, B.A., C.L.U., has
been given the John A. Tory medal by
the Life Underwriters Association of
Canada, as the outstanding student in
the C.L.U. examinations.
Dorothy McPhillips, B.A., B.L.Sc
(Tor.), a children's librarian with the
Vancouver public library, is singing in
the chorus of "Orpheus and Eurydice"
and in the University chorus in the Vancouver   Festival   this   summer.
David S. Owen, B.A., and a graduate
of Columbia University law school, as
vice-president of Webb & Knapp (Canada) Ltd. is responsible for the realization of the $75,000,000 seven-acre building development in downtown Montreal.
Actual construction was started in April
and is expected to be completed by
October,   1961.
James M. Reid, B.A.Sc, has been appointed district sales manager of the
new Vancouver sales office of Pirelli
Cables, Conduits Limited.
J. S. Renton, B.A., has gone to Plains-
field, New Jersey, as director of plant
services at Muhlenburg hospital where
he will supervise a large expansion program. He has a diploma in hospital
administration from the University of
E. W. Roeder, B.A.. has been appointed administrator of York County
hospital in Newmarket, Ontario. He obtained a diploma in hospital administration from  the  University  of Toronto.
Donald P. Seraphim, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc.
'52, Ph.D.(Yale), has been appointed staff
metallurgist in the cryogenics department
at the Poughkeepsie research laboratory
of I.B.M.
Walter F. Turtle, B.S.F., has been appointed forester in charge of management for Vancouver forest district.
Alwyn Wason, B.A.Sc, is resident
civil engineer in charge of three of the
larger islands of the British West Indies.
He lives in Basseterre, St. Kitt's.
Henry Wiebe, B.A., B.Ed.'56, has recently married and is now teaching in
the Base school near Grostenquin. His
address is 2(F) Wing, R.C.A.F., CAPO
5052, Canadian Armed Forces, Europe.
Milla Andrew, B.A., will sing in recital with Firkusny and Haefliger on
Monday, August 3, during the Vancouver
8 Ron Forbes, B.A., M.Sc(Oregon State),
has won a scholarship in entomology
from the University of California at
Berkeley, where he will work toward a
Richard C. Hermann, B.A.Sc, has
been appointed supervisor of construction cost in the accounting section of
the general engineering department of
the Aluminum Company of Canada
Limited, Montreal.
John G. Moffart, B.A., M.Sc'53, Ph.D.
'56, working as a research chemist under
Dr. H. Gobind Khorana, head of the
organic chemistry division of the B.C.
Research Council, shared with Dr.
Khorana in the announcement that they
had succeeded in the synthetic or test-
tube production of the complex natural
substance called co-enzyme A, after six
years of work. The discovery is regarded as an important breakthrough toward complete understanding of the life
Mr. and Mrs. George Eugene Plant,
B.A.Sc. (Mary E. Lett, B.A.'52), have
moved to Montreal. Their address is 32
Killarney  Gardens,   Pointe   Claire,   P.Q.
Mrs. Anthony B. Robinson (Elizabeth
Aino Francis, B.S.F.), who is the first
woman to be admitted to the Association of B.C. Foresters, is spending the
summer in Scandinavia where she will
study forest management and taxation.
She will also be a Canadian delegate to
the international conference of university
women in Helsinki in August. Mr.
Robinson, B.S.F., is with the B.C.
forestry department.
M. James Tarlton, B.A., has been
made assistant manager in charge of the
north Toronto sales office for the New
York Life.
Lawrence L. (Joe) Bockhold, B.A.Sc,
has been transferred to the Hamilton
plant of the American Can Company.
He and Mrs. Bockhold are now living
at 4131 Lorraine Crescent, Burlington,
James Brigham, B.S.P., has opened
the Sidney Pharmacy on Vancouver
George Brierley Chadwick, B.A., M.A.
'55, Ph.D. (Cantab.), is now with Brook-
haven laboratories near New York for
two years' research training before returning to work with the Atomic Energy
of Canada, Ltd. Mr. Chadwick graduated from King Edward high school in
1949 with the highest marks in B.C.,
and took his B.A. with honours in physics
and mathematics, winning the University
silver medal for the highest standing in
science. After taking his M.A., he won
a Shell two-year scholarship for study at
Cambridge University, which was extended for another year on the strong
recommendation from the head of his
department. His work involved high
energy physics using nuclear emulsions.
R. E. Chamberlain, B.A.Sc, of the
Bailey Meter Company, Montreal, has
been transferred to Quebec city as sales-
service   engineer.
Stanley Russell Isaac, B.Com., has
been transferred from Prince Albert to
the Calgary store of Simpson-Sears as
merchandise manager.
David  D.  Kristmanson,   B.A.Sc,   has
been awarded a special scholarship by
the National Research Council to enable
him to complete studies for a Ph.D. in
science at London University.
Robert E. Munn, B.A., D.D.S.(Tor),
has returned to Vancouver to enter private practice.
S. James W. Price, B.A., M.Sc'55.
Ph.D.(Edin.), has been awarded a fellowship to the Research Council of Canada,
where he is working in photochemistry.
His wife is the former Betty J. D. El-
worthy, B.Com.'52. Their address is Apt.
3, 73  Putman Avenue, Ottawa 2.
J. H. Reid, B.A.Sc, in metallurgical
engineering, has been appointed development engineer III, zinc department,
metallurgical division of the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company.
Peter Smith, B.A., Ph.D.(Yale), is instructor in classics at Carleton College.
Ottawa. His wife is the former Mary
Jean Levirs, B.A.'57.
Ronald A. Stuart, B.A.Sc, has returned
to Alberta as process superintendent for
Wainwright Producers and Refiners Ltd.
at their local plant.
David Trafton, B.A., M.D.'57, is in
private practice in Osoyoos. He was on
the Columbia Coast Mission hospital
ship for some time and has done postgraduate work at the University of
Philip T. Cook, B.A.Sc, has been made
production manager of the new Regina
plant of Martin Paper Products Ltd.
Henry T. Carswell, B.A., M.Sc'57,
will use an N.R.C grant to continue his
studies in geology at Queen's University.
Peter Cotton, B.Arch., is compiling a
history of government house in Victoria
for the department of public works in
commemoration of the Queen's visit.
Mark M. de Weerdt, LL.B., M.A.
(Glasgow), recently of the department
of justice at Ottawa, has gone into private practice at Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories.
Donald Evan McAllister, B.A., M.A.
'57, is curator of fish at the National
Museum  of Canada in Ottawa.
S. A. Ryce, B.A., Ph.D., has been
appointed to the chemistry department
of Victoria College.
The following 1956 graduates have
received N.R.C. grants: John David
Cheeke, B.A.. M.A.'57, for engineering
physics, and Dorothea and Sheila Ross,
both B.A., M.A.'58. for social science
studies at Stanford University.
Elizabeth Norcross, B.A., has been appointed secretary of the Duncan-Cowi-
chan chamber of commerce.
Robert Williams, B.A., M.Sc'58, is the
Delta's new municipal planner. He has
been lecturing at U.B.C. on municipal
Harvey L. Dyck, B.A., M.A.'58, and
Thomas A. Wilson, B.A., have won Ford
Foundation fellowships for study at
Columbia and Harvard.
has been appointed to the history department of Victoria College. He is our
Victoria branch president.
National Research Council grants have
been awarded to Klaus F. Hoechsmann,
B.A. for mathematics, David J. Huntley,
B.A.Sc, together with his brother Christopher, B.A.Sc'58. for electronics,
Gordon H. Laurie, B.A.Sc, studying in
England, and Mary-Elizabeth Todd, B.A.
for zoology.
Walter F. McLean, B.A., has been
elected president of the students' administrative council of the University of
Toronto, the first graduate of another
university to hold the office. He is
studying theology.
Jon J. Wheatley, M.A., has been appointed to the mathematics department
of Victoria College.
Norma Wylie, B.S.N., with the World
Health Organization, is teaching surgery
nursing and clinical medicine in the
Singapore  nursing  school.
Mrs. Mabel H. Abrams, B.A., Dorothy
Coutts,  B.A.,  and  Ian D.  Currie,  B.A.
have won Canada Council awards for
further study.
Rodney A. Hafer, B.A.Sc, George T.
Needier, B.Sc, (second award), and Gael
Stott, B.Sc, have received N.R.C. grants
for further study.
David Jeremy McEachran, B.Com., is
in the Trade Commission Service.
Ronald D. Miller, B.A.Sc. has a research assistantship in mechanical engineering at the University of Washington.
Raymond Robinson, B.A., is a foreign
service officer I in the consular division
of the department of external affairs,
Robert Ray Parker, B.S.(Wash.), M.A.,
Ph.D. in zoology, has returned to the
Alaska department of fish and game.
Andras  (Andrew)  Radvanyi,   B.A.  &
M.Sc(McMaster), Ph.D. in zoology, has
gone to the Canadian Wildlife Service
in Aklavik, Northwest Territories.
President in Kootenays
On the first of what it is hoped will
become an annual regional tour, President MacKenzie visited seven communities of the Kootenay valley during the
week of April 19 to 25. Accompanied
by the acting alumni director, the President expressed the appreciation of the
University for the dollars donated, effort
expended and loyalty displayed by
alumni, community organizations, and
friends in support of the U.B.C. Development Fund  drive.
Through the initiative and under the
guidance of Kootenay alumni and supporters of the University, four to five
meetings per day were held in Invermere, Kimberley. Cranbrook, Nelson,
Creston. Trail  and  Rossland.
At formal gatherings. Dr. MacKenzie's
report to the citizens was followed by
lively question periods which revealed
areas of local interest in. and concern
for, education. The President discussed
frankly the question of higher education
and junior colleges, the extra costs of
attendance at U.B.C. for out-of-town
students, problems surrounding the addition of facilities at U.B.C. more student
housing, and the rate of failure in the
freshman year.
In reply to the oft-asked questions
about additional educational institutions
in the province, the President recommended the establishment of a commission or committee to study all the ramifications of the future development of
higher education. A clear idea of the
types of institution needed (whether vocational or liberal arts, integrated or
terminal), location, sources of finance,
availability of adequate and qualified
staff and necessary facilities, should be
sought to permit an economic and systematic   development.
Frequent expressions about added
costs of travel and board for students
from the interior at U.B.C. prompted
the suggestion that a form of "equalization assistance" could, and should, be
established under provincial and federal
government aid.
From packed high school auditoriums
in Creston and Trail and from special
student groups in Cranbrook and Rossland came a warm response and diverse
questions from future students. A special
visit to Notre Dame College in Nelson
was followed by a meeting of local citizens seeking establishment of a junior
college in the community. At formal and
informal gatherings parents, interested
citizens and organizations showed the
genuine interest in the Kootenays in all
aspects of education, and the recognition
of its significance in the future of our
president of the Southern California
branch  of the Alumni Association.
On Friday, April 24, the Seattle
Branch of the Alumni Association of
the University of British Columbia held
a cocktail party at the Lake Washington waterfront home of Stanley T.
Arkley, B.A.'25, and Mrs. Arkley, to
honour Dr. MacKenzie, President of
U.B.C, and John Haar, B.A.'50, the
acting Alumni Association director.
The Friends of the University of
University of British Columbia presented
to Dr. MacKenzie a further cheque for
$1,878, being additional contributions
from Friends all over the United States.
This brings to $16,245 the actual cash
contributions to the Development Fund
from the Friends.
Among those listening to the President's informal talk and meeting him
were: William A. Rosene, B.A.'49, and
Mrs. Rosene, Richard A. Montgomery,
B.A.'40, and Mrs. Montgomery, Robert
J. Boroughs, B.A.'39, M.A.'43. and Mrs.
Boroughs (Catherine Alice Bride Carr.
B.A.'39), John M. Gunn, B.A.Sc'40, and
Mrs. Gunn, Fred Brewis, B.Com.'49, and
Mrs. Brewis. W. J. Heaslip, B.A.Sc'24,
and Mrs. Heaslip, Leo Bakony, B.A.'44,
and Mrs. Bakony, Mr. and Mrs. Max
Weinstein (Florence Brown, Arts '32),
Francis Johnston, B.Arch.'53, and Mrs.
Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. John Whiley
(Joan Margaret Scoby, B.A.'51), Mrs.
Ralph E. Giesey (Norah J. Clarke,
B.A.'48), Marion Smith, B.A.'49,
B.S.W.'50, Bernice Baycroft, B.A.'48,
B.S.W.'49, M.S.W.'52, Sophie Birch,
B.A.*48, M.S.W.'53, and Don Kermode,
The people of the Okanagan are keenly
interested in the University of British
Columbia and wish it success in the
development program.
This is the impression gained by
Aubrey F. Roberts, assistant to the President and director of the Development
Fund, and Roy Jessiman. partner of
Thompson, Berwick and Pratt. University
architects, who toured the Okanagan in
May speaking to alumni branches, service
clubs and high school assemblies. They
found everywhere a lively interest in
and a reservoir of good will for U.B.C.
Mr. Jessiman outlined the University's
development program, illustrating his
address with slides showing charts of
the development plan and colour photos
of new buildings on the campus. The
new student residences captured the attention of all audiences as did the new
Buchanan building.
In Penticton Mr. Roberts and Mr.
Jessiman met with alumni under the
leadership of Dr. Hugh Barr and Harley
Hatfield, B.A.'28, addressed the Kiwanis
Club luncheon and were interviewed by
Bjorn Bjornson over radio station
CKOK. In Summerland they addressed
a high school assembly arranged by
Principal A. K. MacLeod, B.A.'34, and
the Rotary Club dinner meeting, arranged by Ewart Wooliams. B.A.'25.
In Kelowna there was a radio interview with Stan Lettner at radio station
CKOV and an address to a combined
dinner meeting of the Toastmasters' Club
and Kelowna alumni arranged by Arthur
P.  Dawe, B.A.'38.
At Kelowna also Mr. Roberts and Mr.
Jessiman were invited to appear at a city
council meeting where they were greeted
by Mayor R. F. Parkinson and spoke
briefly in appreciation of Kelowna's interest and support.
In Vernon there was a luncheon meeting of alumni headed by Patrick Mackie,
B.A.'51 and Hilda Cryderman. B.A.'33
and a radio interview with Jack Pollard
of station CJIB. In Kamloops there was
an informal lunch with a small group
of alumni. Roland Aubrey. B.Arch.'51
and Jim Asselstine, B.Com.'46, alumni
leaders in the Development Fund campaign, were both on jury duty so it was
not possible to arrange a general meeting.
During the tour the question of junior
colleges was raised in every centre and
it is obvious that all have some claims for
consideration if and when the Department of Education decides to move in
that direction.
Several Okanagan friends expressed the
hope that the University can increase
its offerings to their communities in the
way of lectures, theatres, music and capsule college undertakings.
BARRY, B.S.A.'49, (nee THERESE
GUICHON, B.Com.'54), of Cloverdale, B.C., a daughter, Margaret
Louise, March 16, 1959, in New
IRVING, LL.B.'49, (nee THEO
GYLES, B.Com.'52), a son, March 19,
1959, in Vancouver.
FIELD, B.Com.'55, a daughter, Leslie
May, April  1, 1959, in Vancouver.
CLARE. B.A.'58, (nee MAURINE
a son, Dennis Barry, September 27,
1958, in Vancouver.
B.Com.'49, (nee JUNE BROWN,
B.Com.'51), a daughter, Sheila Lorraine, February 17, 1959, in Vancouver.
B.Com.'53, of North Surrey, B.C., a
son, Stephen Charles, March 30, 1959,
in New Westminster.
B.Com.'53, a son, March 20, 1959, in
B.A.'57, a daughter, Genevieve Marie,
March 12,  1959.
TON, B.Com.'50, a daughter, Erin
Jean, March  15,  1959, in Vancouver.
'56, a daughter, March 2, 1959, in
F/O  AND   MRS.  W.  J.   McARTHUR,
R.C.A.F.,    (nee    PAMELA    TEMPLE,
B.A.'55), a daughter, Cecelia Lee,
October 10, 1958, in Baden-Soellingen,
B.A.'46,   B.S.F.'47,   (nee   PATRICIA
HENDERSON, B.A.'51), a son, February 17, 1959, in Vancouver.
DR. AND MRS. R. E. MUNN, B.A.'53,
D.D.S.(Tor.), a daughter, Robyn Jane,
March 23, 1959, in Vancouver.
B.Com.'57, LL.B.'58, a son, Michael
Allan, March 4,  1959, in Vancouver.
BURTON-BROWN. Jeffrey Douglas
Burton, M.D.'58, to Dorothy Margaret
Brown, in Caulfield.
Griffiths, B.S.A.'Sl, to Brigitta Balla
(Legrady), B.A.'52, B.S.W.'53, M.S.W.
'54, in Ottawa, Ontario.
ster to Patricia Jean Carstens, B.A.'53,
M.A.(Calif.), Ph.D.(London), in Victoria.
LONG-STRAKER. John Williamson
Long, B.Com.'53, to Theodora Mary
Straker, in Toronto, Ontario.
McGUIRE-DEWAR. Robert Lionel McGuire, B.Com.'53, to Marilyn Jean
Dewar, in Vancouver.
NELSON-LAING. John Howard Nelson, B.Com.'55, to Ethel Gaynor
Laing,  in New Delhi, India.
Robinson, B.Com.'58, to Juanita Lily
James, in Vancouver.
Richard Shackleton to Megan Lloyd-
Jones, B.S.W.'50, in Palos Verdes Estates, California.
SMITH-McINTYRE. Sidney Smith to
Ethel Margaret Mclntyre, B.S.N.'57, in
Stephens, LL.B.'55, to Joan Wylie
Logie, in Vancouver.
Michael Stickland, B.Com.'56, to
Patricia    Anne    Bruce,    B.S.P.'58,    in
WHITE-KIDD. Roy Alan White, B.A.
'46. M.D.fWash.), to Jacqueline Kidd,
in Vancouver.
WIEBE-FORFAR. Henry Wiebe, B.A.
'51, B.Ed.'56, to Barbara Anne Forfar, in Detroit, Michigan.
Frank Bagshaw, B.Sc.(McGill), convocation founder, died April 14, 1959,
in North Vancouver.
George Ackland Gillies, M.Sc(McGill),
M.C.I.M., M.A.I.M.E., convocation
founder and professor emeritus of
U.B.C, died April 6, 1959, in Vancouver. Mr. Gillies joined the U.B.C.
faculty as an assistant in the mining
department in 1919, and when he retired in 1946 was professor of mineral
dressing in the department of mining
and metallurgy of the Faculty of Applied
He was widely respected and admired
by the mining fraternity. An expert
mechanical engineer, he built a super
polishing machine to put a high finish
on ores so magnification could be
measured. His specialty was mineral
dressing, the process used to prepare
ores for milling.
Born in Carleton Place, Ontario, he
won his degree in mechanical engineering at McGill University in 1905, his
A.B.Sc. in mining in 1910, and his master
of science degree in 1911.
Mr. Gillies is survived by his wife,
Elizabeth, and two sons, George Brodie
of Braeside, Ontario, and John Ackland,
of Vancouver.
*        *        *
Stuart A. Falconer, B.A.Sc, died
April 25, 1959, in Stamford, Connecticut. He was chief metallurgist for the
American Cyanamid Company.
Mr. Falconer started in mining engineering at the University, but after a
severe leg injury during a summer sur
vey he changed to metallurgy. The injury left him with a permanently stiff leg.
The 1924 annual called his degree as
well-deserved a B.A.Sc. as had ever been
He worked at Britannia and Copper
Mountain before leaving for the United
States. His death was a culmination of
some 15 years of illness. To one of his
class mates who knew him well, he was
"a man among men."
Daniel Eric Johnson, B.A. died of a
heart attack this spring. He had acquired
a fishing fleet of some size, and operated a marine repair shop in Vancouver.
He was 48.
Gilbert Temple Hatcher, B.S.A.,
M.S.A.'40, died February 3, 1959, in
Victoria. He was director of the provincial government's bureau of economics
and statistics since  1948.
Born in Blackie, Alberta, in 1913,
Mr. Hatcher served for a year as an
instructor in economics at U.B.C. after
his graduation. He then went into the
statistical and marketing division of the
federal department of agriculture. In
1941 he was appointed research assistant for the provincial bureau of economics and statistics in the department
of trade and industry.
Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Terry and Wendy, at home, 3495
Aloha Road, Victoria; a sister, Mrs.
W. E. Hockley, and his father, J. T.
Hatcher, both of Vancouver.
James Emmett Flynn, B.A.Sc,
M.E.I.C, project engineer with Narod,
Dawson & Hall, died recently in Vancouver. He was born in Victoria in
1914, and studied forestry engineering
at U.B.C.
Upon graduation he joined the H. R.
MacMillan Export Company as instrument man on logging operations, becoming in 1945 survey chief on extensive
topographic surveys on logging operations. In 1947 he joined Bloedel, Stewart
& Welch Ltd. as resident engineer for
the construction and development of
pulpwood resources in connection with
establishing a new pulpmill. From 1949
to 1951 he was associated with Columbia
Cellulose Co. Ltd., on the construction
of a pulpmill at Prince Rupert, B.C.
Later he worked for the Central Mortgage & Housing Corporation and Defence
Construction (1951) Ltd.
He joined Narod, Dawson & Hall,
contractors for the construction of the
Deas Island Tunnel in 1957 as a project
Isaac Haile, B.A.Sc, died April 13,
1959, in Fernie. He was chief engineer
of the East Kootenay Power Company,
and an alderman of the city of Fernie.
Mr. Haile was also a member of the
school board of district No. 1, vice-
president of the chamber of commerce,
and a Mason. He leaves a wife and
two children.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE VANCOUVER'S new civic auditorium, containing a restaurant
and parking lot for 350 cars, will be the site of the 1959 Festival.
RENOWNED    German    soprano   Elisabeth    Schwarzkopf   will
appear in recitals and concerts during the International Festival.
Vancouver festival publicity
director Ernest Perrault
previews the 1959 show
Last year in a summer made historic
both by the celebration of British
Columbia's hundredth birthday and a sky
that remained blue and cloudless for a
record-breaking period of time—last year
in July a festival of the arts was launched
in the city of Vancouver.
The idea of an arts festival had been
in the minds of a hard core of enthusiasts since 1948 when the Community
Arts Council of Vancouver set up a
committee to study the possibilities and
submit recommendations; but the actual
launching of the festival did not occur
until Nicholas Goldschmidt, then musical director of the opera school at the
Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto,
submitted an elaborate brief outlining
plans for a major arts festival.
Nicholas Goldschmidt was not writing
at an uninformed distance when he put
his thoughts on paper. He had been,
since 1948, a regular visitor to Vancouver
in his capacity initially as a teacher and
lecturer in lieder and choral singing at
the   University   summer   school   of   the
publicity director for the Vancouver
International Festival. He is a former
U.B.C. information officer.
arts. At the time his brief was prepared
he had become director of music for the
rapidly-growing summer school and was
able to state, from his own experience,
that Vancouver audiences would support
opera, symphony and drama of internationally important calibre. In the
estimation of Nicholas Goldschmidt the
time was ripe. His plan was to convert
Vancouver into a festival city on a scale
comparing with such European centres
as  Salzburg—or  Scotland's  Edinburgh.
Once more the Community Arts
Council took up the cause, armed this
time with Goldschmidt's blueprint. The
Council's president at the time was Mrs.
W. G. H. Roaf. She was strongly supported by Mrs. O. H. Korner and Mrs.
Reginald Arkell (now Mrs. Arthur Wait)
and these three were largely instrumental
in persuading Mr. William Mainwaring,
now president of the Peace River
Development Corporation, to become
the president of the Vancouver Festival
The Society lost little time in appointing Nicholas Goldschmidt artistic and
managing director . . . and that unfortunately is all the time we can devote to
the history of North America's first truly
international  festival.
Stated in the briefest terms, the first
Festival attracted a total audience of
100,000 people to a four week program
involving the services of four hundred
actors, musicians, dancers, concert artists,
and choristers.
Claude Gingras writing in Montreal's
"La Presse" gave an early ruling in the
Festival announcement for  1959.
"I do not know what the Montreal
Festival Society is going to announce for
its twenty-fourth season," he wrote, "but
the Vancouver Festival is probably the
first in the whole world to announce its
program so soon. It has evidently had
first choice, and what a choice! In
reading the list of invited artists everyone will agree that the Vancouver Festival will be one of the most important
artistic events of the entire world in
1959." Generous words from a city with
an established festival of its own.
Mr. Gingras was correct in assuming
that plans for the 1959 Festival started
early. Many of the details had been
established before the termination of the
1958 Festival and in order to project
plans even further into the future
Nicholas Goldschmidt embarked on a
three month tour of the middle and far
East  returning  in  November  to   report
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE 12 '*:!&'
AGNES   MOOREHEAD,   originally   signed   to   play
Festival play, has been replaced by Eva Le Gallienne.
MARY COSTA, from Tennessee, will sing the role of Eurydice
in an English version of Gluck's opera, 'Orpheus and Eurydice.'
that he had established important contacts
in India, Japan, Hong Kong, and some
countries in Europe.
Now the program of the 1959 Festival
began to unfold. Among the first artists
to be announced was Herbert von
Karajan, generally referred to as "the
concert director of Europe." Probably
the greatest of the world's young conductors, he "commutes" from La Scala
to the Vienna State Opera House in his
own small plane or sports car.
Forty lovely girls trained in the art
of Kabuki dancing will come from
Takarazuka, Japan. These dancers will
be joined by the Ballet Espanol Ximenez-
Vargas from Spain, and dance will also
play a major part in the Festival production of Gluck's melodic opera "Orpheus
and Eurydice." There will be thirty
dancers in the corps de ballet which
explains in part why the noted American
choreographer, Hanya Holm, was asked
to direct the opera. The role of Orpheus
will be sung by Sweden's comely brunette
Kerstin Meyer, and a striking blonde
soprano from Tennessee, Mary Costa,
will sing "Eurydice."
The Festival play is no less impressive in its arrangements. John Reich, of
Chicago's  Goodman  Memorial  Theatre,
will direct Frederick Schiller's "Mary
Stuart" starring Viveca Lindfors in the
title role and Eva Le Gallienne as
Elizabeth I.
Lloyd Bochner and Bruno Gerussi,
both veterans of the Stratford Shakespearean theatre, will play the male
leads. Nine of the cast of fifteen have
been chosen from the ranks of Vancouver
Many of the world's outstanding artists
will appear in recitals and solo performances including the noted German
soprano, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Swiss
tenor Ernst Haefliger, Vancouver born
soprano Milla Andrew; violinist Betty-
Jean Hagen; pianists Marie-Aimee War-
rot, Rudolf Firkusny, Marie Friedlander;
cellists Zara Nelsova and Ernst Fried-
lander; the Hungarian Quartet; the
Cassenti Players, directed by George
Zukerman; the C.B.C. Chamber orchestra, and many others. The Festival will
boast no less than seven symphony conductors including the greatest living
maestro of this half century—Bruno
Walter, who will conduct a pair of all-
Mozart concerts with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf as soloist.
In a lighter vein the internationally
acclaimed    concert    comedienne,    Anna
Russell, will appear for a full week
presenting sketches and vignettes especially prepared for the occasion.
There will be a two week Film Festival
offering the best films of at least 25
countries. An exhibition entitled "The
Arts in French Canada" assembled by
M. Gerard Morisset of the Quebec
Museum will occupy most of the rooms
in the Vancouver Art Gallery for the
run of the Festival.
Last year many patrons complained
bitterly about the inadequate theatre
accommodation. This year the Festival
will open in the new Vancouver civic
auditorium, a 2800-seat theatre completely equipped and lavishly designed
for the comfort and convenience of both
audience and performers.
All in all the 1959 Festival should
over-shadow the successful Festival of
1958 in every way. But, no one will
ever forget 1958. Out of uncertainty,
sacrifice and a large vision emerged an
important new cultural achievement in
Canada. The Festival was born in 1958
and has grown to magnificent proportions in 1959. The people of Vancouver
and British Columbia can be proud to
claim that they have seen the birth of
a festival city in North America.
To Shreve McCannon, the Canadian student at Harvard in
William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, the South is a complete
enigma: "What is it?" he asks his roommate, Quentin Compson,
whose tale in Absalom, Absalom! is a parable of the corruption
and decay of the South, "something you live and breathe in
like air? a kind of vacuum filled with wraithlike and indomitable anger and pride and glory at and in happenings that
occurred and ceased fifty years ago?" Quentin's answer —
"You can't understand it. You would have to be born there."
—is an over-simplification, but precisely because Shreve's
puzzlement is based on removal and remoteness— ". . . it's
something," Shreve says, "my people haven't got." Quentin's
answer is not so naive as it seems. Shreve, and Canadians in
general, do not live "among defeated grandfathers and freed
slaves . . . always reminding (them) to never forget."
Living as removed from the racial issues that animate the
current Southern scene as the average Alabaman from the
vagaries of Social Credit politics, Canadians, stimulated unfortunately by a sensational and often irresponsible press, are
prone to criticize a situation with which most of them have
only second-hand familiarity. Canadian nationalism and a
natural suspicion of the United States, engendered by years
of conflicting economic interest, together with a patriotic and
sometimes uncritical belief in the superiority of all Canadian
institutions, produce an intellectual climate immediately receptive to the distorted techniques of propaganda.
Canadians Condemn Prejudice
Canadians condemn — and rightly so — the signs of racial
prejudice in the South; unfortunately, their condemnation, nurtured all too often on the springs of unthinking emotionalism
and compounded frequently of half-digested half-truths, lacks
the force of reasoned and sincere conviction. Any condemnation other than that growing out of an understanding and
intelligent grasp of the issues at hand capitalizes on the very
prejudice for which the South is stigmatized. One would hardly
presume to criticize a play after seeing only the middle act;
by the same logic one cannot presume to appraise the present
situation in the South without reclaiming from the emotional
smog that now surrounds it the antecedents which give rise
WILLIAM FREDEMAN is an assistant professor in the department of English at U.B.C. He recently received a grant
from the Canada Council and is currently on a year's leave
of absence in England where he is engaged in post-doctoral
work. Born in the southern United States Dr. Fredeman is a
graduate of Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, and the
University of Oklahoma, where he received his master's and
doctor's degrees.
to  the present crisis,  and  without  anticipating  from  existing
evidence what its conclusions are likely to be.
It is difficult for an outsider to comprehend a belief in
white supremacy that lacks ethnic, scientific, and historical
support. It is even more difficult for him to view with detachment the periodic eruptions of hatred and violence that inevitably occur when two distinct ideologies clash: in this
case the desire of the Negro for the freedom and rights
guaranteed him as a citizen of the United States, and the
irrational, but determined, conviction of the Southerner that the
preservation of the very democratic principles upon which
the Negro bases his claim is jeopardized by any threat to white
supremacy. The traditional arguments which the South has
always advanced for white Supremacy now seem hopelessly
effete, even stupid, for the role of the Negro laborer in an
agrarian society has diminished proportionately as the entire
nation — the South with it — has given way to industrial
Thus the necessity of economic exploitation which underlay
slavery and plagued the Negro well into the twentieth century
has been removed, but the social attitudes corollary to it have
not. The archetype remains, instilled as it were by a kind of
emotional osmosis in generations that have never known the
older order, and the responsibility for the decline of a leisurely
and prosperous paternalistic way of life is laid at the door
of the most readily available scapegoat — the Negro. The
Civil War, and the spiritual and physical devastation that
attended it, has a palpable presence in the Southern psyche,
and the Southerner has never forgotten the catalytic role
which the Negro played in fomenting that revolution. So too,
the bitter struggles of reconstruction and the problems posed
by the Negro in that era when, together with Northern
carpetbaggers, he terrorized the South, linger still in the collective unconscious of Southerners removed by four generations
from the catastrophe.
Today, the legal decision of a half century ago, which then
pacified the South with a constitutional interpretation satisfied
with "separate but equal" rights, has been revoked, and the
Southerner foresees the total breakdown of a way of life
which, itself a compromise, promised at least a permanence
and the preservation of white supremacy.
Southerners would, in all likelihood, be far more willing
to allow the Negro his full civil rights were it not for the
fact that the recent (1954) Supreme Court decision cuts across
the traditional emphasis on States' Rights, as did the 14th and
15th amendments, the latter of which Virginia, Texas,
Mississippi, and Georgia were forced to ratify in 1869 as a
condition for reentry into the Union. The concept of States'
Rights is vital to the United States as a whole, not to the
South alone, although seldom have issues so essentially affect-
14 By W. E. Fredeman
A U.B.C. teacher discusses the background of
racial problems in the southern United States
and advances made in educational integration
ing those rights been precipitated in other regions of the
The framers of the Constitution were explicit in their concern
that complete jurisdiction should not be vested in a centralized
government. The powers of the federal government were
intentionally limited by the 10th Amendment which, unlike
Canadian practice, "reserved to the states respectively . . .
the powers not delegated" to the federal government "nor
prohibited by it to the states." So strongly did these men feel
about the matter — by 1783 States' Rights was a tradition
in all the thirteen colonies, most of whom, too, well remembered intervention by England in purely colonial policies —
that this political principle was made a part of the Bill of
And what of civil rights, the rights of the individual? Were
there no safeguards against infringement here? Certainly the
Constitution contained provision for the guarantee and the
protection of these rights to citizens, but it must be remembered
that the framers of the Constitution accepted slavery as a
social institution — slaves were not citizens — and they could
not foresee the tremendous upheavals which would result from
the conflict of these two ideals. The apparent, and in one
sense very real, contradition between these two ideals was
one of the principal causes of the Civil War.
Deep-Seated Resentment
The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution,
which respectively freed the slaves, insured civil rights, and
expressly guaranteed civil rights, particularly the franchise, to
the Negro caused deep-seated resentment in the South, which
lost not only a moral victory but as well an economic fight
for survival. Today, although these issues are, economically
at least, academic, the inheritors of that traditional resentment
bear vociferous witness to the ubiquitous presence of their
"defeated grandfathers"; they have never forgotten, though
probably they could not remember.
With the 1954 Supreme Court ruling that "separate but
equal" facilities are not within the spirit of the Constitution,
it is inevitable that the old order must change; that indeed
it is now changing and will continue to do so, that the tenets
of the Constitution are flexible enough to allow for alteration
and reinterpretations within the spirit rather than the letter
of its original intent is ample evidence of the essentially
dynamic qualities of democratic, constitutional government.
The framers of the Constitution "builded," to borrow a
phrase from Emerson, "better than they knew" by anticipating
the possibility of radical changes in the United States and by
making provisions for the right of amendment in the original
law of the land.
Today, in the United States, the legislation, though not the
legal precedents in every case, for the complete integration
of all minority groups — not just the Negroes — does exist,
and so far this legislation has been intelligently implemented
in the federal courts. Certainly the realization of complete
civil equality for all races will take time, for hatred, prejudice,
and ignorance cannot be legislated out of existence. There
are inherent dangers in administering any social and political
innovations in which the issues are not only vital and controversial, but explosive. Law and order have as much to fear
from over-zealous liberals as from fanatic radicals. Thus, much
of the pressure presently being applied by the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People for immediate and complete integration, is grossly unrealistic and may
reap a harvest far different from what such liberals as Thurgood
Marshall, the chief legal advisor of the National Association
for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP), is seeking.
Offering a reasonable apology for the South would be a
difficult task indeed, even for a confirmed Southerner, but
the absence of a palpable explanation does not alter in any
way the realities of the problem. Unfortunately, there are
no facile solutions; the change, which must be permanent and
real, not short-lived and antipathetic acquiescence, will come
about only through a slow, well-planned educative process,
effecting gradually the disintegration of ingrained habits, beliefs, and ideas. The law is assuredly on the side of the
integrationists, but if in their zeal they succeed not in securing
freedom and equality, but in fomenting a spirit of lawlessness
and revolt, surely they will be in much the same dilemma as
the dead man who had the right of way.
i i
The whole problem of racial integration in the United
States has been centred, during the past two years, on the
integration of the Negro into the white school systems of the
South. Little Rock, Arkansas, despite brief outbreaks elsewhere,
remains throughout the world a permanent and unhappy
symbol of fanatic ignorance and arrogance fighting aggressively
to preserve a segregated way of life. That the actual racial
revolution should have occurred in Little Rock is as paradoxical as the fact that the Marxist revolution began in Russia.
During the period of the depression and throughout the
early years of the war, Little Rock was a quiet, unassuming,
langorous, rather lazy, probably rather typical, border Southern
town, not unlike Victoria in many ways. It clung tenaciously
to the traditions of the past and viewed with suspicion the
encroachment of industry in the state of which it is the capital.
Its people and their habits were, in the main, provincial and
conservative. Like the citizens of most towns and cities all
over North America during the depression era, the people of
Little Rock were primarily concerned with eking a living out
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE of a collapsed economy that offered them neither work nor
There is in common adversity a kind of mutual bond that
transcends the confines of religious, political, and racial
differences, and perhaps first the depression and then the war
helped to alleviate and push into the background many of the
tensions which might otherwise have found tangible expression. There were few, if any, racial disturbances in the Little
Rock of the depression and early war years, though there
was certainly prejudice and discrimination, and in general
Negroes were considered inferior.
The way of life was manifestly segregated: the Negro
ghetto stretched along Ninth Street west from Broadway to
High and south from about Sixth to Twentieth stteets; streetcars and buses had "Seat to the Rear" signs; places of entertainment, schools, and professional services were "separate"
and seldom "equal." City-wide there was a kind of peaceful
coexistence; in the homes with domestic servants there was
a benevolence, stemming from dependence, that created its
own kind of tolerance. If there were overt racial disturbances,
they were surely isolated.
Now, twenty years later, the eyes of the entire world are
focused on this quiet, unassuming, languorous, rather lazy,
probably rather typical border Southern town and on the
issues it has come to represent. Now, stirred up by political
opportunists who have subverted law and order and turned
them to their own political advantage, Little Rock has been
for two years embroiled in a racial and political crisis that
reaches far beyond the borders of its parent state, indeed far
beyond the borders of its parent country, breeding dissension
and unrest in the minds and hearts of peoples everywhere.
Betrayed and maligned by the man they elected to lead them,
the peoples of Arkansas have committed themselves to a course
of action untenable by any standard of human conduct.
Faubus Capitalized on Fear
The "ignorant plowboy"—Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong's apt
epithet for Arkansas' Faubus — could have smoothed the
way for the peaceful integration of Little Rock's schools,
which would probably have occurred in 1965; instead he
capitalized on inherent fear and hatred, and the people of the
state conspired to help him succeed. The "City of Roses" now
by any other name would smell far sweeter.
Little Rock is, of course, only symptomatic of the disturbances all over the South following in the wake of the 1954
Supreme Court decision. But Little Rock is a beginning and
not an end; symbolizing only the aggressive reaction of diehard segregationists, it obscures the more hopeful signs apparent everywhere thoughout the South. To a large extent, the
distortion of the true situation stems from an irresponsible
press, concerned more with selling papers than printing the
All over the border states and in many cities of the deep
South, gradual integration has begun: Louisville, Kentucky,
has had integrated schools for at least two years; Clinton,
Tennessee, the "hot spot of racial clashes" only two years
ago, has successfully integrated its schools; many of the smaller
communities of Arkansas have pointed the way to the solution
of Little Rock's dilemma; even the mighty Virginia (and as
Virginia goes so eventually goes the entire South) has finally
capitulated under federal pressures. These facts lack sensational
headline appeal, however, and their news value is completely
overshadowed by the faintest hints of riot and disorder.
Everyone, everywhere, remembers that Faubus used his
National Guard as a kind of storm troop to flout the agencies
of law and order, but how many people remember that only
the year before, Frank Clement, the Governor of Tennessee,
a man dedicated, by his own admission, to the principle of
segregation, called out the National Guard — his personal
troops — not to take the law into his own hands and prevent
the peaceful integration of Clinton, Tennessee's schools, but
to defend the law of the land when it was threatened by
imported alarmists and rabble-rousers such as John Kasper?
In the press, and consequently in the public mind, the emphasis is not on Frank Clement's action, nor on successful
integration anywhere.
In a real sense, what happened at Little Rock may prove
salutary to the larger issue of racial tolerance and to the
ultimate cause of integration. Since 1957, vast inroads have
been made into the jungle of ignorance and prejudice that was
the older South.
Pressures Brought to Bear
Recently, new pressures have been brought to bear upon
recalcitrant states; a new civil rights bill has been introduced in
the American Congress with particular reference to the Negro
franchise; the leaders of many Southern states recoiled in
horror at the injustice of Georgia's shabby and unscrupulous
election practices and denounced them publicly; increased
bombings of public properties, especially of integrated schools
by fanatics, have forced many states to clean up their law
enforcement agencies; and the Supreme Court is maintaining
a firm stand in the face of litigation designed to delay the
forces of integration.
The road to freedom is not yet won. Little Rock will
certainly not be the last stronghold of ignorance and violence
in the fight for integration. Federal troops have "occupied"
the capital city of a sovereign state, and the ramifications
of that precedent may well reach beyond the integration issue
far into the future. But integration will come. As surely as
Hamlet says of death:
If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it
will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come.
The readiness is all, and the readiness has been prepared.
Legislated freedom, however, will not prove a panacea, and
those most avidly campaigning for racial freedom must realize
that freedom for all can exist only in the most idealistic
sense. Tolerance is almost never all encompassing, and when
the ruins of the present segregated social structure have become the foundation of a new era, the Negro will still have
to win the only kind of tolerance worth having: the respect
for his individual worth.
Shreve McCannon, and his counterparts throughout the
world, must review their opinions and try to see the Southern
crisis in a true and balance perspective. They must realize
that ignorance, greed, and fear are not regionally restricted
to the Southern section of the United States. Prejudice, in
all its manifestations, exists everywhere, once the minority
becomes numerically significant enough to make itself felt.
The recent outbreaks in England, the severe application of
apartheid principles in South Africa, the French suppression
of the Algerians, the anti-semitism and other forms of racial
discrimination that exists in Canada: all bear testimony to the
obvious fact that weeds can grow in the most carefully cultivated gardens.
The Negroes of the United States will unquestionably endure.
Their most immediate role, and their strength, lies in the
tactics which were so admirably applied in the bus boycott
in Montgomery, Alabama. Federal law is certainly with them,
and the federal government has at last committed itself to a
course of actively defending the rights of its citizens who
become the victims of open and violent prejudice.
Emancipation Proclamation
Up from slavery, through emancipation, to the first faint
flickerings of an inevitable equality and complete integration
is no mean record for a people in less than a hundred years,
especially when each concession has been at the expense of
long-established tradition, deep-rooted ideals, and vested interests which depend on the continuance of the status quo.
The die was cast as early as 1863 when Abraham Lincoln
signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Eventually the terms
of that document will be fulfilled:
I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves
. . . are, and henceforward shall be, free; and that
the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities, will recognize
and maintain the freedom of said persons . . .
And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of
justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military
necessity, I invoke the considerate judgement of
mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
Its Potential Contribution
to Development of more Salmon and more Power
in British Columbia
Perhaps the most frustrating conflict
confronting the development of water
resources in British Columbia is the competition of fish and power for the use
of the waters of some of our major
river systems. The salmon resources of
the province have for many years provided the basis for one of our most
important industries, besides supplying
a source of food for native populations
and a source of recreation for an increasing number of sportsmen.
Many of the rivers of British Columbia,
particularly in the Fraser River system,
can be developed for purposes in addition to fish maintenance. Such purposes
include hydropower generation, irrigation, navigation, and domestic and industrial water supply. The popular misconception has been that development
of these other purposes will wipe out
the salmon runs. The purpose of this
article is to show that it is possible to
have both fish and power in the same
river basin and to point out the contribution which artificial propagation can
make to this end.
In the past one hundred years or so
British Columbia has developed from an
outpost of western civilization to a province which stands on the threshold of
becoming one of the important industrial complexes of the world. In this
evolution the development of our salmon
resources and our hydropower resources
have both played a critical role.
Until recently they did not come into
conflict. This was because power needs
VAL GWYTHER, B.A.Sc'24, P.Eng., a
consulting engineer in Vancouver, is a
member of Fraser River Multiple Use
were small and could be readily satisfied
through the development of small, non-
salmon streams. Our power needs are
now expanding so rapidly, however, that
our economic non-salmon streams will
soon be insufficient to provide for our
future requirements. Eventually we may
have to use salmon streams too.
The major question facing public
policy makers is "Can we have power
development on salmon streams and
still be able to maintain our fisheries?"
An objective look at the facts suggests
that not only is the development of the
two resources compatible but also that
the development of hydropower can
make a major contribution to the optimum development of the salmon resources. In this connection, the development of artificial propagation has a vital
role to play.
Artificial propagation of salmon can
assist the fishing industry in two principal
directions: (a) by supplementing natural
spawning, and, (b) by compensating for
losses in fish runs resulting from construction of dams.
Observation of experience in British
Columbia, the Pacific northwest United
States, and elsewhere, shows that natural
spawning is inadequate to ensure a
continuous and stable fishery. Not only
do runs vary tremendously from year to
year but in some cases runs have declined
to levels which spell extinction. In many
instances the decline cannot be attributed
to man-made devices, least of all power
dams. In fact, often it is only through
these devices that runs have been maintained and developed. Through control
of water flow, temperature and predators
many runs have been increased far above
previous levels. Often natural spawing,
even with these controls, is inadequate
to ensure stable runs. By the introduction    af    artificial    spawning    methods,
continuous fishing  has  been made  possible.
The implicit assumption in most fish
maintenance programs is that fish ladders
are the best, if not the only, means of
ensuring salmon survival in the face of
dam construction. Even the most highly
developed fish ladders, however, are
unable to ensure a 100 per cent survival.
In the Pacific northwest United States
the advantages of a program of artificial
propagation as a supplement to the fish
ladder have been recognized. Artificial
propagation is now an integral part of
the fishery development schemes south
of the border.
There is no suggestion that artificial
propagation could ever replace natural
methods. Despite its much superior
efficiency, artificial spawning costs
money. But if we want to ensure a
stable fishery we must invest wisely in
methods of regenerating our resources.
Artificial propagation offers great opportunities for developing the salmon fishery
to levels far beyond those possible in
the    absence    of    man-made    controls.
Methods used by both nature and man
in the propagation of salmon are natural
spawning and artificial spawning respectively. Artificial propagation takes place
in specially constructed channels with
some control and in hatcheries with the
associated advantages of fish farming in
controlled water areas.
There is mortality of fish in all types
of propagation, varying in degree according to the help we are able to apply. In
addition, there are increased benefits in
production in artificial channels and
hatchery propagation.
In natural spawning losses of fish are
extensive due to inadequate fertilization
of eggs, exposure of eggs to atmosphere
and unsanitary conditions. There are
losses due both to overcrowding of adults
in spawning areas and regulation during
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Brownlee dam on the Idaho-Oregon border. This is part of
an extensive conservation program costing more than $5
million.  Net of plastic and wire mesh—2800  feet long and
120 feet deep—is stretched across Brownlee reservoir and
trapped fish are captured by "skimmers." Rubber pipeline
delivers fish to special tank trucks on Idaho shore. Trucks
haul   fish   15   miles   downstream   and  return   them   to   river.
migration, and to destruction of nests
in high discharges and insufficient water
during low water periods for proper
migration, and water temperatures that
are unsatisfactory. There are also extensive losses due to predatory fish and other
forms of life. In natural propagation we
can expect an adult return of about 1.65
fish for every spawner four years later.
Of this return, one must be allowed for
escapement to spawning area and 0.65
may be taken by the fishermen.
In artificial spawning channels the
survival in egg to downstream migrant
is greater than in natural spawning due
to control of quantity of water and
temperature regulation. Overcrowding
and some other factors can be eliminated
but these factors depend on the degree
of control which is applied to the artificial channel. Average quoted figures
indicate that the production of salmon
in these artificial channels is about six
times that of natural spawning. We then
have a return of 9.8 fish for every
spawning fish, 8.8 of which may be used
for production and one allowed to
In hatchery propagation and rearing
in constructed pools the survival figures
from  eggs  taken  to   migrant  are   from
75 to 90 per cent. Assuming 75 per cent
survival, from one spawning fish 40
return four years later, of which one
must be allowed to escapement and 39
taken for production. While this is the
survival in any one year of any race,
production can be obtained and controlled
to maximum capacity of hatchery incubation or rearing ponds every year.
In summing up the propagation of
salmon by various types of spawning
and rearing in fresh and salt water, we
must come to the conclusion that the
principal difference in all these types of
propagation is the varying degree of
control nature and man has been able
to apply. In each and every increment
of control that is applied, we will receive
additional benefits in survival and therefore increased production. Artificial
propagation then appears to have important  advantages  over  natural  spawning.
What then has been done in artificial
propagation and what is being done to
supplement natural spawning with the
encroachment of civilization?
The problem of the competition of
fish and power is not a new one nor is
it common to British Columbia only.
The problem has arisen in the Pacific
northwest   United   States,   Scotland   and
elsewhere. Experience in these areas in
solving it suggest avenues which might
be fruitfully pursued in this province.
Tracing the developments in the fish
management field since the 1930s, we
can discern the evolution of a number
of successful means for developing the
fisheries of the Pacific northwest United
States. These are: (a) efficient fish passage facilities, (b) hatcheries, (c) relocation of runs, (d) fish farming, and (e)
fishing regulations.
Most of these means were incorporated
in the Lower Columbia River Fishery
Program which was initiated in 1949,
and in much of the subsequent fishery
resource development programs since
that date. The United States agencies
have cooperated with Canadian agencies
in research but acceptance of some of
these means in Canada has been only
lukewarm. This is perhaps surprising in
view of the great successes achieved in
the United States, particularly with
respect to artificial propagation and fish
The construction of the Grand Coulee
Dam in 1934 completely blocked off
thousands of miles of spawning grounds
above this structure with its relative
destruction in the fish  resource.  Means
were taken to restore this deficiency by
artificial propagation. The largest hatchery in the world which is at Leavenworth
was built in 1940. It has never been
used above 50 per cent capacity and, as
of now, is only producing at about 1/3
capacity. The aim was to propagate and
build up the runs of chinook, blueback
and steelhead to compensate for the loss
of over a thousand miles of spawning
During the first year of operation
about 3,000,000 baby chinook were
hatched at this site and were released
to the adjacent creek, but very few returned four years later to this point of
release. In contrast, chinook reared at
Leavenworth and released in Mason
Creek and the Entiat, Methow and
Wenatchee rivers yielded large returns
of spawners.
Although the chinook program was a
partial failure, the fish culturists were
extremely successful with bluebacks
(sockeye). These could be spawned at
the racks in the river, the eggs hatched
out, and the tiny fingerlings planted in
Wenatchee and Osoyoos Lakes. From
1941 to 1954 the blueback run at Rock
Island Dam, which was built in 1932,
multiplied over 90 times, from a low of
950 fish to a high of 91,000. The blue-
back escapement count at Bonneville in
1955   was an  all-time high of  135,000.
The necessity of supplementing natural
spawning was well-known before the turn
of the present century. James Crawford
in the 1894 report of the Washington
State Fish Commission writes: "That the
salmon industry is in great danger, by
reason of the decrease in the supply of
salmon, cannot be successfully denied,
and unless some steps are immediately
taken to repair by artificial propagation,
the ravages annually made by different
fishing appliances on our salmon supply,
this industry that brings nearly two
million dollars annually to the citizens
of Washington and Oregon, will have
passed   into  history."
The industry has not passed into
history. In an overall survey of the
salmon problem, it was generally agreed
that artificial propagation must play an
increasing role in supplementing natural
production. Hence, about 60 per cent
of the Lower Columbia River Fishery
Program funds have been earmarked for
building new or modernizing old hatcheries. They have, over the last six years,
released to the river about 60,000,000
young sturdy fish annually. In August
or September of the third year after
release, thousands of fish from each
annual crop unerringly return to the
hatchery of rearing and release to be
stripped of their eggs and milt and start
another generation.
Fish farming consists of the rearing
of salmon under controlled conditions
designed to ensure maximum reproduction of fish. This means of propagation
has very recently been undertaken
intensively in the state of Washington.
It has been practised for many centuries
in other areas of the world where intensive concentrations of population have
necessitated the production of large scale
food supplies.
The efforts in Washington state in
raising salmon in farms have proven to
be extremely successful. Although it is
admittedly not a complete or final
answer to the problem of diminishing
fish runs, it certainly provides a partial
solution by its ability to raise millions
of salmon at extremely low cost. It
offers an opportunity for selective breeding and hybridization of salmon to overcome the problem of the encroachment
of civilization on natural breeding
We may never see the day when we
can ignore dams and pollution, but we
know now that we can make up for
resulting fish loss, at least partially, by
fish farming. Washington state is working towards a production of 100,000,000
eggs per year and looking forward to
the day when they can take 500,000,000
eggs per year. Japan has, in the last
ten years, increased their yearly plant of
eggs from 175,000,000 to 500,000,000
eggs, and today the commercial catch of
Japan is based on 80 per cent hatchery-
produced fish. Federal hatcheries in
eastern    Canada    produced    20,000,000
Atlantic  salmon fingerlings  in  the year
1956 to 1957.
In Washington state 1,200 acres of
salt and fresh water fish farms have been
put into operation and many others are
planned. Lake Ozette on the Olympic
peninsula is now being brought into large
scale production. The seeding of 75,000,-
000 fish is anticipated in this lake alone
in any one year.
Despite the great demonstrated advantages of fish farming, no extensive program has been developed in this province
in very great abundance. Suggesting the
contribution fish farming can make, Dr.
Henry G. Houghton, director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Laboratory of Earth's Sciences, said recently:
"To feed the world's increasing population, practical methods are needed for
large scale fish farming. A sudden
advance in this field could mean incalculable advantage for the nation which
scores it."
The encroachment of civilization in
its many aspects has until recently
resulted in serious depletion of the
salmon resources of the Columbia river.
Of these aspects the one which has
received the most attention is the installation of dams and their accompanying
reservoirs. Such installations, however,
cannot be held entirely responsible for
all, or even most, of the losses which
have occurred. Predators, over-fishing,
logging operations and pollution all took
their toll prior to the construction of any
dam on the Columbia river.
Changes in environmental conditions
resulting from dam construction may in
some cases be harmful and other cases
beneficial to fish. Intensive studies of
effects of power dams on fish have
been carried out in the Pacific northwest
United States and have resulted in
principles of management which permit
increased production.
There is little doubt that propagation
of salmon by natural spawning, with its
random and inefficient yearly production,
cannot compete with the inroads of
civilization in British Columbia. This
resource can only be maintained and
increased in quantity with additional tools
that must be provided by man. These
tools are artificial propagation, control
of migration, and development of larger
fish, and disease- and pollution-resistant
fish. These tools are not suggested as
alternatives but rather as supplements to
natural spawning.
The fisheries agencies should make
every effort, and in fact supply leadership, to ensure the fullest possible
resource development of the Fraser and
other river basins in the province. By
adopting a more realistic and dynamic
approach to fish management, we could
have not only more fish, but also the
benefits of low cost power, flood control,
navigation and irrigation. It is only with
total resource development that optimum
production in the salmon species can be
The architects responsible for designing U.B.C.'s buildings
have been challenged constantly by the grandeur of the site
chosen for the University. It has been no easy task to match,
in terms of buildings, the imagination and vision which the
founders of U.B.C. exercised in locating the University on
Point Grey.
Some of the grandeur of the site must have rubbed off on
the early architects because the original plan was conceived
in the "grand manner" and this basis for development has
proved itself through time and use.
U.B.C.'s founders chose the firm of Sharp and Thompson
(now Thompson, Berwick and Pratt) as University architects
in 1912 as the result of a national competition. The original
plan shows the main mall running north and south on high
ROY JESSIMAN, M.R.A.I.C, is a partner in the firm of
Thompson, Berwick and Pratt, University architects. He is
a graduate of the University of Manitoba where he received
his bachelor of architecture degree in 1951.
ground with the east and west malls parallel to it. Crossing
these malls at fixed intervals are various boulevards and the
result is a series of quadrangles. This could be described as
a "traditional" approach which has been used to great effect
at Oxford and Harvard universities.
This "grand plan" has formed the basis for the development
of the campus. Over the intervening years however our changing
habits of life and the post-war growth of the University have
forced revisions.
The University will probably have 15,000 or more students
enrolled by 1966-67 and it is estimated that parking space for
6800 cars will be required. (At present the enrolment is
almost 10,000 and space for nearly 4000 cars is provided.)
These factors could not be foreseen in 1912 when the original
plan was prepared.
The new development plan accepted in principle by the
University last year calls for the elimination of all vehicular
traffic from 120 acres at the heart of the campus to create a
"walking campus." Parking space for automobiles will be
provided on the outskirts of this central area and  access to
CAREY HALL—Site of new Baptist College. Construction   of   the   building   will   start   in   the   near   future.
Dormitories will house 40 students.
FACULTY CLUB—Funds for the construction of this
$600,000 building were donated by Mr. and Mrs. Leon
Koerner. Opening dale is mid-June.
FINE ARTS CENTRE)—Architects are preparing plans
for a group of buildings to house architecture, music,
anthropological museum, small  theatre and art gallery.
LIBRARY  ADDITION — New  wing  to  the  existing
library will double present seating capacity and provide
additional stack space.  Cost—$1,500,000.
MEDICAL SCIENCES—Site  of the new  development
for medicine.   Construction will  start this fall  on  the
$2,000,000 centre opposite War Memorial gym.
PHARMACY   WING—Architects   are   now   preparing
plans for a $500,000 addition to the Wesbrook building.
NEW PARKING LOT—One of two perimeter parking
lots approved for construction. Marks beginning of plan
to place all parking on campus outskirts.
complete. Will be open for beginning of 1959-60 session.
Cost is $920,000.
CHEMISTRY ADDITION—Will also be open at beginning of 1959-60 session. Built at cost of $1,324,000.
floor on present building will provide space for business
office and registrar.
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE—Opened this year by Mrs.
Eleanor Roosevelt as social centre for foreign students.
Rotary Club gave $150,000 toward cost.
JAPANESE GARDEN—New, authentic Japanese garden now being planned by visiting architect. Old garden
has been partly used for residence development.
RESIDENCE DEVELOPMENT—First two units open
soon. Eventually will comprise nine dormitory units and
central dining building. Cost—$2,000,000.
these parking lots will be provided by a perimeter road system.
This solution—straightforward, functional and aesthetic—is the
core of the new development plan.
The object in developing perimeter parking lots and a
surrounding road system is to conserve and develop the heart
of the campus as a teaching area embodying inner green spaces,
quadrangles and court yards as gardens and places of relaxation for both students and staff. This plan gives a modern
cast to a traditional approach.
The beginnings of this plan have already been approved by
the board of governors. They recently approved construction
of the first of the new parking lots, one south of the Wesbrook
building, the other off the west mall, to bring parking accommodation to 4000 cars.
The teaching campus of the future then will be the area
between the east and west malls and from Marine Drive on
the north to Agronomy road on the south. Most of this area
would be made up of the "walking campus" with the main
mall free of vehicular traffic and designated as a pedestrian
The architecture of future buildings is another aspect of the
development plan which should be of interest to graduates.
Shortly after the 1912 development plan was approved construction began on U.B.C.'s first permanent buildings—the
science building (now known as the chemistry building) and
the central unit of the library. They are a variation of the
style known as "collegiate gothic" and are constructed of
reinforced concrete with cut granite facing.
The pattern of living in the early part of this century was
a great deal different from our way of life today but I think
it is agreed that these first buildings retain a handsome appearance and have a feeling of strength and solidity about them.
It was not until the late '40s that additional permanent
buildings could be constructed on the campus. These structures
—the applied science building, the south wing of the library
and the Wesbrook building—use materials which differ from
the early buildings. Many persons have questioned this development and I will attempt to answer their objections by asking
two questions which I hope contain their own answer.
1. Should we, living in the middle of the 20th century, use
New medical sciences center (above) will consist of three separate
buildings. At top right of artist's sketch above is Wesbrook building
showing new wing to south for pharmacy. (Closeup of new
pharmacy wing is shown in artist's sketch below). Three buildings
of medical development are shown grouped around fourth projected unit ot be constructed in future. Building to left will house
anatomy and Cancer Research Institute. Four-storey unit on opposite
side of projected building will house pharmacology, pathology and
materials associated with the past, even if we accept the
romantic virtue of the material?
2. Are we prepared to accept the price which we would now
have to pay for what is considered an antiquated "skin?" (By
"skin" I mean the outer covering of the building). The services
of qualified stone masons are difficult to obtain today and
cut stone facing has become a luxury in terms of building
As a result the buildings of the late '40s and early '50s
appear in a "skin" of concrete rather than cut stone. These
buildings have large areas of exposed concrete and regular and
extensive cleaning and painting are required to maintain a
satisfying appearance.
To offset these difficulties new materials are being used in
the current building program. Two of the materials which I
might mention are the grey glazed brick used on many of the
wall surfaces of the new Buchanan building and the procelain
enamel steel panels which have been used to contrast with the
glazed brick and provide subtleties of colour.
The glazed  brick has  two virtues:    1.  It  is  an impervious
material with a high finish needing little or no maintenance,
and, 2. In terms of colour and modular characteristics it is in
sympathy with the granite facing of the library and the
chemistry building.
Another point which I might interject here is that the
interior structure of the Buchanan building is very similar to
the skeleton of the chemistry building. Buildings of the classroom type have a basic structure and the rhythm of columns
in the Buchanan building has been used because this characteristic appears in other campus buildings.
It should be emphasized that what I have said so far applies
only to structures of the classroom type where a repetitive
series of rooms or laboratories to a height of three, four or
five stories is required. There are three other types of building
which will probably become a part of the campus scene in the
The first of these is the multi-storey "high rise" unit of the
office block type where repetition is still desirable but on a
smaller scale. We do not have a building of this type on the
campus yet but a future administration structure would fit this
22 t
neurological research. Third unit will house physiology and biochemistry. Construction of new $2,800,000 center will start October
1. At bottom left is the first unit of U.B.C's new $2,000,000
/Marine drive residence development. Construction of new wing to
library, shown in artists sketch at right, above, will begin in September. Additions to chemistry building (below, right) and biological sciences building (below)  will open in September.
Yet another type of building is the residence unit. And
here we are confronted with quite different problems. What
should a residence unit look like? Should it appear primarily
domestic and, if the answer is yes, how do you express this
fact in a four-storey building housing a hundred students?
It is obvious that residences should not appear to be designed
for lectures or office accommodation and in the development
now taking shape on Marine drive some new features have
been introduced.
Each room in the new residences, for instance, will have a
separate window. This contrasts with the sheet: glass effect
which is a characteristic of the Buchanan (classroom type)
building. And again, different materials have been used—local
brick in the case of the residences—to create an atmosphere
which will be a contrast to the hours a student will spend in
academic pursuits.
The fourth type of structure is the non-academic unit such
as the War Memorial gymnasium or a future theatre or art
gallery.   (A new fine  arts centre  embodying  a  theatre,  art
gallery, anthropological museum and space for the schools of
architecture and music is now on the architect's drawing boards.
—Ed. Note.) The problem here is to design a structure which
will add dynamics by contrasting with the other building types
and at the same time accurately express the kind of activity
taking place  inside.
To summarize, graduates can look forward to the day when
U.B.C. will be a "walking campus" enclosed by a perimeter
road system and ringed by a series of parking lots which will
free the heart of the university from the visual vulgarity of
vehicles. Increased interest will be engendered through variation of building types and unity achieved through the use of
building  materials,  architectural  proportion  and  landscaping.
My only answer to the criticism of mixing types of buildings
is this: so long as a structure is a competent expression of its
time there is no good reason why buildings embodying different
architectural forms cannot live side by side peacefully. U.B.C.'s
early buildings are, I believe, competent expressions of their
time and I hope that we are creating equally competent
structures today.
The Chancellor
The opening shot in the campaign to
raise the 1960 operating grant for the
University was fired by the chancellor,
Dr. A. E. "Dal" Grauer, when he addressed the Insurance Agents Association
of British Columbia in Victoria during
He described the provincial government's fee-sharing scheme for first and
second class students as "trail-blazing and
forward-looking" but added that "it does
not take the place of the operating grants
necessary for the day-to-day efficient
running of the University."
In 1958 the increased federal grant
and this year the $100 increase in student fees closed the gap, he said. "Next
year, therefore, the University has every
right to expect that the provincial legislature will provide a grant for the University's operating budget which, on top
of the University's income from fees and
other sources, will be adequate for the
invaluable work that the University is
doing for the province as a whole."
The  President
A new body to control spending on
higher education in B.C. was envisaged
by President N. A. M. MacKenzie when
he spoke recently to the Victoria branch
of the Alumni Association.
The new body would control the use
and expenditure of public funds, he said,
and would be "designed to avoid as far
as possible inevitable political 'logrolling' and pressures."
President MacKenzie said he believed
the best plan would be an enlargement
of the present Board of Governors.
Alternatives would be a provincial university and college grants commission as
in Great Britain or a board of higher
The composition of this body would
include representatives of Victoria College and Vancouver Island as well as the
populous areas of the interior, the president added.
"This board or commission should be
non-political though the government
should have, as now, some voice in its
membership, and it should, as far as pos
sible be made up of men and women who
have had university experience and who
understand the proper roles and functions
of a modern university," he president
"This Board," he continued, "would
when funds were given it proceed to
allocate the monies available as wisely
as possible and, I might add that an
appropriate formula should not be too
difficult to work out."
The president said this board should
also decide about proposals for major
additions to the offerings of any related
institutions or branches.
"I have in mind," he said, "the setting
up of new faculties or of expensive
departments, requiring a heavy investment in equipment and overhead. For
instance, it would be absurd and wrong
at the present time to duplicate most, if
not all, of the professional faculties and
schools operating at the University at
Point Grey."
The president began his speech by
stating that he believed we should provide for our young people the best and
the most in terms of educational opportunities that they as individuals are suited
to and can benefit from and that we can
He said it continued to be his hope
that Victoria College would grow and
develop as the need arises and as facilities and financial help warrant.
The president said he hoped Victoria
College would remain and be a part of
U.B.C. but that it should be autonomous
in many respects with its own council
and principal.
"For the time being," the president
said, "I would recommend that Victoria
College should plan as soon as is wise
and possible and I hope within five years
at the most, to offer four years in the
fields of arts and science, thus making
it a fully developed liberal arts college
or institution."
U.N. Training  Center
A regional training centre for recipients
of United Nations fellowships and
scholarships was established at U.B.C.
on June 1st, under a tripartite agreement  between  the  United   Nations,   the
Heads U.N. Center
government of Canada and the University
of British Columbia. The centre will
supervise the scholars and fellows assigned to it under the U.N.'s technical
assistance  program.
The tripartite agreement was worked
out by Dr. Hugh Keenleyside, formerly
director of the technical assistance program of the United Nations and now the
U.N.'s under-secretary for public administration and head of its executive
operations service, which provides international civil servants to under-developed
Recipients of U.N. fellowships and
scholarships will report to the U.B.C.
centre where they will formulate their
program with the staff of the centre and
appropriate U.B.C. professors before
beginning university or in-service training in business or government in the
four western Canadian provinces or the
western United  States.
Those awarded U.N. fellowships and
scholarships are drawn from government
and industry in developing countries and
require advanced training in established
industrial  and governmental  agencies.
In addition to supervisory and placement work officials of the centre will,
in cooperation with the university, organ-
24 ize special courses, training institutes and
seminars in fields in which a particular
need may exist.
The U.N. will provide a director and
an administrative officer for the centre
and will be responsible for fellowship
travel, stipends and for university and
other fees.
Director of the centre will be Dr.
Albert Lepawsky, of the department of
political science at the University of
California. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he obtained
his bachelor and doctoral degrees, and
has also studied at the London School
of Economics and the University of
Dr. Lepawsky said B.C. was chosen
as the site of the centre because of the
remarkable population and economic
expansion in western Canada and the
U.S. during the past 50 years.
The government and business activities
in the area are of great interest to experts
from abroad who are concerned with
resource  development projects,  regional
planning,    multi-purpose    schemes    and
development corporations, he said.
Other factors in the choice of western
North America as the site for the centre
are the advances made in social welfare
programs and the valuable facilities for
in-service training in public administration, according to Dr. Lepawsky.
Four  New  Projects
U.B.C.'s architects have been asked to
prepare preliminary drawings for a new
fine arts center to incorporate space for
the schools of music and architecture,
as well as an anthropological museum
a small theatre and an art gallery.
The center will probably be made up
of a group of buildings and will be
located at the north end of the main
campus parking lot opposite the new
faculty club.
New Garden
A noted Japanese landscape architect
Dr. W. H. Hickman, principal of Victoria College receives the key to the new
addition to the Ewing building from Judge Joseph B. Clearihue, chairman of the
Victoria College Council. The building was officially opened February 18 by the
Hon. W. A. C Bennett, premier of B.C.
Addition  Opened
The new addition to the Ewing Building at Victoria College was officially
opened on February 18th by the Hon.
W. A. C. Bennett, premier of the province of British Columbia.
Among the distinguished guests present
on this occasion were: the Hon. W. N.
Chant, minister of public works; the Hon.
Leslie R. Peterson, minister of education; Dr. J. F. K. English, deputy minister
of education, and Mr. A. E. Webb,
deputy minister of public works and
chairman of the Victoria College joint
planning committee.
The Most Reverend Harold E. Sexton,
D.D., the Lord Archbishop of British
Columbia, read the prayer of dedication
and Mr. Bennett cut the ribbon and
declared  the  addition officially opened.
The new addition, which consists of
a new floor on the Ewing building, contains two lecture rooms, a seminar room,
three offices, and a new Union room.
The present Union room in the basement
is to be taken over by the Library and
will increase reading room and stack
Following the opening ceremonies a
reception was held in the new Union
room, and was attended by friends of the
College, members of Victoria College
Council, faculty members of Victoria
College, and members of the Student's
has arrived at U.B.C. to develop an
authentic Japanese garden on the campus.
He is Kannosuke Mori, lecturer in
landscape architecture at the college of
horticulture at Chiba University, who
was selected by the Japanese government
to plan the new development on Marine
drive adjacent to U.B.C.'s new $2 million
residence development.
The present Japanese garden on the
campus, which contains a memorial to
Dr. Inazo Nitobe, a Christian educator
who died in B.C. during a visit in 1933,
has been partly used for the new residence development.
Three acres have been set aside for
the new garden which will incorporate
the memorial to Dr. Nitobe. Mr. Mori,
who is working under the direction of
Dr. John W. Neill, U.B.C.'s landscaping
supervisor and associate director of the
botanical garden, is now doing sketches
for the garden and work is expected to
start before he returns to Japan in two
Dr. Neill said the Japanese-Canadian
Citizens' Association has suggested that
Japanese-Canadian gardeners in the
Vancouver area should each contribute
one day's work toward construction of
the garden.
He said the Association had formed a
study group to meet with Dr. Mori who
would instruct them in the care and
maintenance  of  the  garden.
Dr. Neill said preliminary planning
was one of the most important stages
in the construction of the garden since
the placement of rocks and the controlled
growth of the plants have a symbolic
New Building
Plans for a $500,000 pharmacy building to provide classrooms, laboratories
and office space for the Faculty of
Pharmacy have also been approved by
the Board of Governors. This faculty
is presently housed in the biological
sciences building.
The new building will be situated on
University boulevard, at the south end
of the Wesbrook building, where the
university hospital is located, and will
be connected to it by corridor links on
each floor. It will provide a total of
24,000 square feet.
Working drawings are now being prepared by the university architects,
Thompson, Berwick and Pratt, and
tenders will be called late this summer.
Two new parking lots, each providing
space for 600 cars, have also been approved by the board. One lot will be off
University boulevard, south of the Wesbrook building, and the other will be
in the area west of the West Mall and
the federal government buildings on
Marine  drive.
The new parking lots are the first
step in the long-term plan for perimeter
parking on the campus. Eventually all
parking areas will be on the edge of the
teaching campus and there will be no
vehicular traffic through it. The new
areas will increase the university's parking accommodation to 4000 cars.
'Living   Room  Learning'
The University of British Columbia
has been awarded a special $5,000 grant
from the Fund for Adult Education.
Purpose of the grant is to develop a
leadership training program to further
the development of study-discussion programs now being offered by the U.B.C.
extension department. It will augment
a three year grant made in 1957 by the
Fund for Adult Education to the University for the purpose of establishing and
experimenting with a program in the
liberal arts.
In its first one and a half years of
operation this program has organized
90 study-discussion groups involving
more than 1,100 participants. Under the
theme of "Living Room Learning," these
groups have been organized in a number
of B.C. communities—Vancouver, North
Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby,
New Westminster, Whalley, White Rock,
Langley, Haney, Courtenay, Comox,
Powell River, Prince George and
These groups are operated with the
help of discussion leaders who are recruited from the local community and
trained by the University extension
The new leadership training program
will be administered by Knute Buttedahl.
who is supervisor of study-discussion
programs for the University extension
department. The program will take one
year to complete and the first phase will
start within a few weeks.
Medical   Research
The University of British Columbia
has received two federal grants to assist
in research projects.
A grant of $9,470 was made available by the department of national health
and welfare to assist in a long-range
study of high blood pressure, its causes,
natural progress and probable results.
Dr. Kenneth A. Evelyn, professor of
medicine, is directing the research aimed
at improving standards of diagnosis of
high blood pressure and more effective
methods of treatment.
A second grant of $5,329 was given
to assist U.B.C. researchers, headed by
Dr. H. E. Taylor of the university's
pathology department, to continue a
study of connective tissue metabolism.
This study includes investigation of such
metabolic processes as rheumatoid
For  The   Future
A U.B.C. Development Council has
been formed to supervise future solicitation of funds for the University, President N. A. M. MacKenzie has announced.
Objectives of the Council are to coordinate the University's fund raising
programs, to assist in U.B.C.'s public
relations, stimulate the interest of alumni
and friends in U.B.C.'s development,
and to study U.B.C.'s needs and recom
mend for adoption programs involving
public support.
The Council will be composed of
members of the Board of Governors, Senate, faculty, alumni and students. Alumni
representatives appointed to the Council
are W. T. Brown, Mark Collins and
Don Miller.
Faculty on the Council are Professor
John Deutsch, Dean Walter Gage and
Dean Gordon Shrum. Senate representatives are Hon. J. V. Clyne and J. M.
The Board of Governors will be represented by Mrs. F. M. Ross and Walter
C. Koerner, while students will be represented by the current A.M.S. president.
Council chairman is Dr. MacKenzie.
The Council will have a number of
standing committees which will be responsible for appeals in specific areas such
as alumni annual giving, corporative
giving, commemorative gifts and bequests,
wills and trusts.
Mr. Aubrey Roberts will continue as
director of the U.B.C. Development
Fund, which now stands at  $8,535.00.
edits  literature  review
Two Magazines
Two new publications, both edited by
members of U.B.C.'s English department,
will make their appearance in September.
Assistant professor George Woodcock
will edit the University's first official
quarterly of review and criticism entitled Canadian Literature. The journal
will print studies of established and lesser-
known writers, essays on new writers
and current literary movements, articles
by poets, novelists and dramatists on
their own arts, and discussions of Canadian writing by English, French and
American critics.
Canadian Literature will also print
articles on children's books and the role
of literature in education, review all current books of literary interest and pub-
New  Bell  Tower
St. Andrew's Hall at the University
of British Columbia has a new 30-foot
bell tower and bell thanks to the generosity of one of the University's earliest
Miss Annie Graham Hill, of New
Westminster, who graduated from U.B.C.
in 1920, donated funds to purchase the
bell and to build the bell tower, which
is dedicated to the memory of her parents
and stepmother. Her father was Arthur
E. B. Hill, a former B.C. land surveyor
and  a pioneer civil engineer.
The Reverend John A. Ross, rector
of St. Andrew's Hall, dedicated the
tower at ceremonies on December 28
attended by students and friends of Miss
Miss Hill unveiled a memorial plaque
attached to the tower and received the
key to the rope box. She, in turn, presented the key to Mr. Justice A. M.
Manson, chairman of the board of
management of St. Andrew's Hall.
edits   'Prism'
lish an annual bibliography of Canadian
The second quarterly, entitled Prism,
will be edited by assistant professor Jan
de Bruyn. and is described as "a magazine of contemporary writing." It will
print stories, plays, poems and essays and
will attempt to convey the current vigour
of B.C. writing, say the editors.
The magazine plans to pay its contributors in order that readers may read
the best an author has to offer. "We
will make no concessions to Mrs.
Grundy," according to editor de Bruyn.
"We aim to be stimulating, provocative
and controversial."
Both magazines are charging $3 a year
for subscriptions. Subscriptions for
Prism should be sent to Mr. de Bruyn
at 2862 Highbury, Vancouver 8, and for
Canadian Literature to Mr. I. Bell,
U.B.C. library.
26 Peering into U.B.C.'s new $34,000
electron microscope in the pathology
department is the chancellor, Dr. A. E.
Grauer (seated), who was present with
other members of the board of
governors when instrument was presented to U.B.C. by Mr. Frank Brown (left),
president of the B.C. chapter of the
Canadian Cancer Society. Also present
at ceremony was Mrs. F. M. Ross, wife
of the lieutenant-governor, and a
member  of the board.
X  100,000
An electron microscope capable of
magnifying objects up to 100,000 times
is now in operation at U.B.C.
The microscope, purchased with a
donation of $34,000 to the U.B.C.
Development Fund by the B.C. chapter
of the Canadian Cancer Society, will be
used for cancer and connective tissue
Dr.   William   Chase,   a   graduate of
McGill University and the University of
Chicago, will operate the instrument in
U.B.C.'s  pathology   department.
Record  Enrolment
A total of 9950 students enrolled for
the 1958-59 winter session at U.B.C.
according to figures released by J. E. A.
Parnall,  U.B.C.'s registrar.
The student body was made up of
7134 men (71.7 per cent) and 2816
women (28.3 per cent). U.B.C.'s largest
faculty is arts and science with 4913
students registered followed by education with 1445 students and engineering
with  1409.
Enrolment figures for other faculties
are:  agriculture,   156;  law, 252; pharm-
At the University of Upper California, with its half-million students
and fifty thousand professors, it is no
wonder that a special team of investigators must work full time at keeping
track of new courses. This team is a
well-blended one and consists of
explorers, chartered accountants, clairvoyants, and the Professor of Evidence. Each issue of the university
catalogue, which is revised weekly, is
out of date before it is printed. Last
week the team discovered that the
university has for some time been
giving a course in drawing comic
strips. When told of this discovery,
genial President Frederick "Fred"
Transom twinkled: "Well, the comics
are part of our Way of Life. It
wouldn't be very sincere or scientific
to ignore them."
"Why blame advertising for giving
people what they want?" said Dean
Conrad San Quentin, beloved head of
the beloved Faculty of Advertising at
beloved Whottah State. "Con", as he
is fondly known throughout Ad-land,
says the seven basic human needs are
to commit the seven deadly sins. "All
an ad-man can do is to help prevent
frustration here. What's so terrible
about that? He helps people to be
natural, that's all." Con feels modern
advertising-in-depth may be neglecting
the natural urge towards anger. "By
and large, we are doing fine with
envy, covetousness, pride, gluttony,
lechery, and sloth. But ire is the
Unknown Continent, as yet. Why
don't the Madison Men send a few
The University of Boffin Land announces the opening of its new School
of Basic Needs, to be headed (or do
we mean headed-up?) by Dr. Kingsley Quade. until now the Professor
of Bingo in the Department of Human
"I intend to thrash this thing out
very slowly," declared beloved balding Dr. Quade, 27. "For the first
year, we will teach only the four rock-
bottom contemporary basic needs. I
call these the four-Hi Needs. They
are Hygiene, Highways, Hi-Fi, and
Asked if Debt and Security are not
basic needs of to-day, Dr. Quade
replied quickly "Yes, of course. But
you get a lot of each with the Four
Noted, genial Dr. Quade stressed
that a university is a miniature of our
way of life. "If our way of life gets
worse," he stressed, "then so must the
universities. To do otherwise would
be dishonest and smack of the ivory
A survey conducted by the University of Ellef Ringnes Island reveals
that while 17.6% of the population
worries intensely about never having
been to university, only 1.3% worries
about having been to university.
Therefore, the man or woman who
has been to university has only one-
thirteenth the chance of getting ulcers
from  this particular subject.
The survey was under the personal
supervision of Dr. Helmut Krebs,
long acknowledged to be monarch of
all he surveys, and hence known to
his friends as King Krebs. "King" is
the man who devised the Krebs Scale
for measuring degrees of anxiety.
acy, 125; medicine, 213; forestry, 140;
commerce, 597, and graduate studies.
Other figures released by John F.
McLean, head of U.B.C.'s counselling
services, show that 1182 students are
married and 605 of them have 1059
children. Thirty-seven students have
four or more children, 79 have three
children, 185 have two and 304 have one
During the summer of 1958, 6523
male students earned $5,644,400 or an
average of $866 each. Women students
numbering 2867 earned $960,500 or an
average of $344 each during the same
Approximately 11 per cent of U.B.C.'s
student body are not Canadian citizens
and come from such widely scattered
points as the West Indies, Hong Kong.
India, Ghana, Peru and Portugal.
Foreign students represent in all about
65 countries. The majority of them will
become Canadian citizens and many are
already domiciled in British Columbia.
A total of 1016 students received their
final year of secondary education outside Canada and 780 are currently enrolled on student visas. In this group
244 say they will remain in Canada
after graduation and approximately 400
claim they will return home after graduation.
There are 634 B.C. students enrolled
at universities in the United States and
a further hundred are studying in Europe
and other parts of the world.
Commenting on these figures, U.B.C.'s
president, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, said
"this interchange of scholars and young
people is of major importance to our
University, our country and the world.
British Columbia is fortunate to have
some of its sons and daughters gaining
experience abroad to bring home with
them while others come to live among
us for a brief period.
"When they go home, if we have
treated them wisely and well, they will
be our best ambassadors and friends.
Without such interchange," he said, "the
world has no prospect of co-existence,
either competitive or cooperative."
Art Gallery, U.B.C. library: "7 B.C. painters," (Herbert Gilbert, Don
Jarvis, Takao Tanabe, Peter Aspell, John Korner, Jack Shadbolt, Gordon
Smith), June 29-August 14. The gallery is open Monday through Friday,
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7 to 9 p.m. also.
Museum of Anthropology, U.B.C. library: Japanese exhibit, to August 11,
followed by a photographic exhibit, "Men of one mind," showing the basic
similarities of humankind.
2    Fine Arts lecture series. Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
6- 7    Festival   preview—Lister  Sinclair  interviews   guest   artists   and   visiting
lecturers, Buchanan  106,  12:30 p.m.
7 Public affairs lecture series. Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
9-10    Festival preview—Lister Sinclair . . . Buchanan 106, 12:30 p.m.
10    Fine Arts lecture series. Jean Erdman's lecture demonstration. Buchanan
106, 8 p.m.
13-14    Festival preview—Lister Sinclair . . . Buchanan 106,  12:30 p.m.
14    Public affairs lecture series. Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
16-17    Festival preview—Lister Sinclair . . . Buchanan 106, 12:30 p.m.
16    C.B.C.   chamber  orchestra,   Milton   Katims   conducting.   Brock   Hall,
6-7 p.m. Admission free.
16    Fine Arts lecture series. Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
20-21    Festival preview—Lister Sinclair . . . Buchanan 106,  12:30 p.m.
21    Public affairs lecture series. Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
21    Jean Erdman's dance recital. Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.
23-24    Festival preview—Lister Sinclair . . . Buchanan 106,  12:30 p.m.
23    C.B.C.   chamber   orchestra,   Milton   Katims   conducting.    Brock   Hall,
6-7 p.m. Admission free.
23 Fine Arts lecture series. Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
24 Dance recital—Jean Erdman's students.   Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.
28    Public affairs lecture series. Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
28    Evening of opera excerpts and concert literature by students of George
Schick. Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.
30    C.B.C.   chamber   orchestra,   Oivin   Fjeldstad   conducting,   Brock   Hall,
6-7 p.m. Admission free.
30    Fine Arts lecture series.   Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
4    Public affairs lecture series. Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
4.5-6.7.8    Dramatic  production,  directed  by  Donald  Soule.  Frederic  Wood
theatre, 8:30 p.m.
6    C.B.C.  chamber  orchestra,  Robert  Craft conducting.  Brock  Hall,   6-7
p.m. Admission free.
6    Fine Arts lecture series.   Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
7- 8    Children's theatre.   "Moon Magic," by Brian Way, directed by Sydney
Risk. Frederic Wood theatre, 2:30 p.m.
8 Students' exhibition of painting and sculpture. Arts and Crafts centre,
Youth Training Camp (top of Acadia road), 2-10 p.m.
10-11-12-13-14-15    Children's theatre. "Moon Magic." Frederic Wood theatre,
2:30 p.m.
11-12-13-14-15    "Caucasian Chalk Circle," by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Robert
Loper and starring Leo Ciceri. Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.
13 C.B.C.  chamber orchestra,   Robert Craft conducting.   Brock  Hall,  6-7
p.m. Admission free.
14 Montreal Bach choir, George Little conducting. U.B.C. open air concert
(Vancouver Festival production. Consult them for confirmation). 8 p.m.
20-21-22 Opera production. "II Tabarro" (The Cloak), by Puccini and "Le
Cambiale di Matrimonio" (The Mail-Order Bride), by Rossini. Musical
director, George Schick; stage director, Robert Gill; assistant conductor,
John Coveart. Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.
• • •
Note: Among the six lecturers in the Fine Arts series will be Jacques de
Tonnancour, on the abstract and the representative, "Two halves of the whole,"
Donald Oenslager, "Modern trends in stage design," and Alfred Neumeyer,
"Cezanne as a draughtsman."
• • •
For further information on University events, write or telephone the
Extension department, U.B.C, ALma 4600.
For further information on Vancouver Festival events, write or telephone
the Vancouver Festival Society, Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver  1, B.C.
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retires resigns
heads  Association
heads   C.O.T.C.
to  London
The Board of Governors held a reception in April in honour of the faculty
members and members of the staff of
the University who are retiring this year.
Dean Dorothy Mawdsley, B.A.(McGill),
M.A.(Brit.CoL), Ph.D.(Chic), who retires also as professor of English in the
Faculty of Arts and Science, was dean of
women for 18 years; the women's residences on the campus are a monument
to her energy and imagination.
Miss Marjorie Leeming, B.A.(Brit.CoL),
who retires as assistant to the dean of
women and assistant professor in the
school of physical education, is one of
Canada's great athletes. She was singles,
doubles and mixed tennis champion of
Canada in the '20s, after having won
the "Under 16" tennis championship four
Mr. F. C. Boyes, M.A.(Brit.Col.), who
retires as professor and director of student teaching in the College of Education, this spring won the Ferguson
memorial award of the British Columbia
Teachers' Federation for outstanding
service to education.
Mr. W. P. Chalmers retired this spring
as steward of the faculty club since its
opening in 1946. Mr. Henry Irvine retired after 16 years with the buildings
and grounds staff, Mr. Dennis Dyer after
29 years, and Mr. H. Stangroom after
10 years of service. Mr. Irvine was janitor of the home economics building, Mr.
Dyer had worked in the library before
going to the medical school branch at
the General Hospital, and Mr. Stangroom was janitor of the biological sciences building for the last 5 years.
The following faculty members have
been elected fellows of the Royal Society
of Canada: D. Harold Copp, B.A., M.D.
(Tor.), Ph.D.tCalif.), head of the department of physiology in the Faculty of
Medicine; J. Ross MacKay, B.A.(Clark),
M.A.(Boston), Ph.D.(Montreal), of the
department of geography; and John B.
Warren, B.Sc, D.I.C., Ph.D.(London),
F.Inst.P., of the department of physics.
*        *        *
Roy Daniells, B.A.(Brit.Col.), Ph.D.
(Tor.), F.R.S.C, head of the English
department, has been given a special
award by the Canada Council to enable
him to spend a year in England and
Italy for research in Baroque literature.
Grants of the kind given to Dr. Daniells
are not awarded on application. The
Canada Council invites outstanding
scholars to apply for the awards.
Anthony Scott, B.Com., B.A.(Brit.
Col.), A.M.(Harvard), Ph.D.(London), of
the department of economics and political science, has won a Canada Council
fellowship in the social sciences.
Canada Council fellowships in the
humanities have been awarded to William
E. Fredeman, B.A.(Hendrix), Ph.D.
(Oklahoma), of the department of English, Robert G. Lawrence, M.A.(N.B.),
Ph.D.(Wis.), of the department of English in Victoria College, and Alison
Scott, B.Litt.(Oxon.), Ph.D.(Queen's).
John S. Conway, M.A., Ph.D.(Cantab.),
and John M. Norris, M.A.(Brit.Col.),
Ph.D.(Northwestern), of the department
of history, Douglas T. Kenny, M.A. (Brit.
Col.), Ph.D.(Wash.), of the department
of psychology, and Stanley Z. Pech,
M.A.(Alta.), State Dipl.(Prague), Ph.D.
(Colorado), of the department of Slavonic studies, have received grants in aid
of research in the social sciences from
the Canada Council.
V. G. Hopwood, B.A.(Brit.Col.),Ph.D.
(Tor.), of the department of English, and
T. I. Matuszewski, M.Sc.(Econ.)(London),
of the department of economics and
political science, have received short-
term  grants  from  the  Canada Council.
David Corbett, M.A.(Tor.), Ph.D.
(McGill), associate professor of political
science, has been awarded a Nuffield
Foundation dominion travelling fellowship to make a comparative study of
public enterprises and their relationship
with cabinet and parliament in Britain
and Canada.
Dr. Corbett has resigned from his
position at U.B.C. and will leave for
England in June to study for six months
at Oxford and London. Following his
studies in England Dr. Corbett will go
to Australia as a senior lecturer in political science at Canberra University
Jack Halpern, B.Sc, Ph.D.(McGill),
F.C.I.C., associate professor in the department of chemistry, has received a
Nuffield Foundation award to work for
a year in the department of theoretical
chemistry at Cambridge.
D. J. Wort, M.Sc(Sask.), Ph.D.(Chic),
professor of plant physiology in the department of biology and botany, will
work   for   six   months   at   Oxford   Uni
versity,  through  a  Nuffield  Foundation
* * *
Walton A. Anderson, B.S.A., M.Sc.
(Sask.), Ph.D.(Chic), professor of agricultural economics in the Faculty of
Agriculture, has been elected president
of the Agricultural Institute of Canada.
Albert Cox, B.A.(Brit.CoL), M.A.
(Tor.), director of International House
and lecturer in the psychology department, was a delegate to the National
Conference of Foreign Student Advisors
(NAFSA) in New York city in April.
He took part in workshop discussions
on subjects vital to international student
Norman Epstein, M.Eng.(McGill), Eng.
Sc.D.fN.Y.U.), Assoc. M.A.I.Ch.E., assistant professor of chemical engineering
in the Faculty of Applied Science, has
been appointed to the editorial advisory
board of "Chemical Engineering Science,"
the leading international journal in its
field.   It is edited in London.
James G. Foulks, B.A.(Rice), Ph.D.
(Johns Hopkins), M.D.(Columbia), head
of the department of pharmacology, was
elected president of the Faculty Association at the annual general meeting, with
Miss Sadie M. Boyles, M.A.(Brit.Col.),
of the College of Education, as vice-
Vlad F. Lyman, Ing.Arch.(Prague), assistant professor of architecture, has
recently completed the first over-all survey of a relatively new method of house
construction popular in this area. The
report, called "A Survey of Residential
Post-and-beam Construction in Greater
Vancouver," will be published by the
National Research Council.
Finlay A. Morrison, M.B.E., B.S.P.
(Sask.), M.Sc(Maryland), associate professor of pharmacy, has been appointed
commanding officer of the Canadian
Officers Training Corps, succeeding
Lieut.Col. John F. McLean, director of
personnel and student services, who has
commanded the U.B.C. contingent for
more than six years.
Robert F. Osborne, B.A., B.Ed.(Brit.
Col.), director of the school of physical
education, has been appointed general
manager of Canada's team for the Pan-
American Games in Chicago this August.
L. W. Shemilt, B.A.Sc(Tor.), M.Sc.
(Man.), Ph.D.(Tor.), F.C.I.C, M.A.I.Ch.E., professor of chemical engineering,
will be visiting professor at the University of London for a year.
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Lloyd H. Slind, B.Sc(Sask.), B.Mus.
(Montreal; Sask.), Ed.D.(Florida), instructor in the department of music for
the College of Education, was elected
first president of the Canadian Music
Educators' Association, organized in
Toronto recently.
Denis C. Smith, B.A., B.Ed.(Brit.CoL),
D.Ed.(U.C.L.A.), assistant professor in
the College of Education, is one of 70
educationists from Canada's ten provinces meeting at the University of Toronto for three weeks in May. He has
been made a consultant for a short course
for school superintendents and inspectors
offered by the Canadian Education Association and the Ontario College of
Gordon A. Smith, the well-known
artist and an assistant professor in the
College of Education, has received a
$1,000 purchase award in connection
with this year's exhibition of the Ontario
Society of Artists in Toronto.
Harold E. Taylor, M.D.,C.M.(Dal-
housie), F.R.C.P.(Edin. and C), head of
the department of pathology in the
Faculty of Medicine, was elected a member of the executive council of the International Academy of Pathology at the
annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts,
this spring.
Frederic G. C. Wood, professor emeritus of English and the well-known
founder of the Players' Club of the
University, has accepted the post of
regional auditioner for the American
Academy of Dramatic Arts in the Vancouver area for six months of the year,
from May 1 to November 1. This will
now make it possible for potential students to audition locally for a qualified
regional auditioner, instead of having to
travel great distances to New York to
comply with the school's entrance requirements. The Academy is a nonprofit institution now entering its 75th
year, with many famous names among
its alumni.
By   R.  J.   'BUS'  PHILLIPS
Athletic   Director
This fall "Thunderbird" athletic teams
will enter into full scale competition in
the Western Canadian Intercollegiate
Athletic Union, with the sister universities of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. U.B.C.'s move out of the Evergreen Intercollegiate Conference, after
a ten-year membership, does not imply
that we will sever our athletic relationships with the well-organized colleges in
Washington, but rather that we will now
intensify our efforts to develop Canadian
intercollegiate competition wherever possible. In recent years we have played
Alberta in basketball and hockey, and
have competed in the Churchill Cup
football game against McGill, Toronto
and Western Ontario.
The biggest step forward will be taken
in football. At the time of writing this
report plans are being completed to hold
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It is an important part of his job to work
with primary producers, manufacturers,
retailers, salaried employees and wage-
earners — to advise and assist people in
his community.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Wherever You're Moving
across the Street
or around the World
> (
h 4ifi
Being UNcontroversial Is Sometimes OKay, Too
THEN, THERE'S ANOTHER school of thought
which holds that it's not absolutely necessary to
be always saying controversial things. You can
just be a nice guy who keeps himself well informed by reading The Sun every day and beams
benignly while others go around being as nonconformist as  anything!   In any case	
32 the Churchill Cup in Toronto on November 14, under the sponsorship of the
Toronto Star Weekly, with the proceeds
going to the Shrine Hospital and the
Canadian Paraplegic Association. The
game (between the winners of the
Western and Eastern Intercollegiate
Leagues) would be for the Canadian
Intercollegiate Football championship.
Eventually, Canadian championships at
the university level will be held for
basketball, ice hockey and other sports
as well.
In the 1959-60 season, U.B.C.'s athletic program for men will consist of 24
different sports. In the Western Canadian Conference we will participate in
eleven sports, details of which are outlined below:
September 19: Saskatchewan at Alberta; September 26: U.B.C. at Saskatchewan; October 3: Alberta at U.B.C;
October 10: U.B.C. at Alberta; October
17: Pacific Lutheran at U.B.C; October
24: U.B.C. at Whitworth; November 7:
Saskatchewan at U.B.C; November 14:
U.B.C. at Eastern Washington.
January 15-16: U.B.C. at Saskatchewan; January 22-23: Manitoba at U.B.C;
January 29-30: U.B.C. at Alberta; February 5-6: Alberta at U.B.C; February
12-13: U.B.C. at Manitoba; February
26-27:  Saskatchewan  at  U.B.C.
Golf   at   U.B.C. on   October   9,   10;
Tennis   at   U.B.C. on   October   9,   10;
Cross  Country at Saskatoon on  October 31.
Volleyball, Swimming, and Wrestling
at Edmonton on February 27; Badminton, Fencing, and Curling at Winnipeg
on March 4 and 5.
Learn  To Swim
Empire pool at the University of
British Columbia is now open for both
public swimming and swimming lessons,
Dr. Douglas Whittle, of U.B.C.'s school
of physical education, announced recently.
The pool will be open every day for
public swimming and lessons will be
given every day except Sunday. Arrangements can be made for private swimming
lessons at any convenient time, Dr.
Whittle said.
Other courses to be given at the pool
during the summer include skin diving
and lifesaving instruction. There will
also be courses designed to train qualified instructors in both these fields.
Applications for swimming instruction and other courses can be obtained
by writing or telephoning to the school
of physical education at U.B.C, ALma
4600, local 286.
A.M.S.   Public   Relations  Officer
A "sacrilegious, blasphemous goon
edition" are four words Students' Council doesn't want to hear for a long time.
Following the March 26 goon edition
of the Ubyssey, Students' Council at a
special meeting suspended, for the first
time in the history of the student newspaper, the entire staff and editorial board.
Reason for this drastic action was the
disgusting, crude and weak attempt of
the entire edition to criticize and lampoon
Christianity, the government and Mrs.
Roosevelt. Intelligent cirticism is always
welcome but Students' Council and the
Faculty Council felt the Ubyssey had
overstepped its privileges and powers
and carried things just too far.
Needless to say, downtown press and
papers across Canada were quick to pick
up the "good copy" giving U.B.C. more
publicity than it had had all year, ending
up with an editorial questioning the
"need" for more money for "higher
Councils, both student and faculty, met
and met again, discussed, decided, interviewed those responsible and issued
press releases to an eager press, with the
result: that the staff's fun and frolicking
ended   with   a   special   council   edition,
Summary of
Sports Results
— 1957 - 58
Overall Record
Frank Gnup
John Dennison
Won 6, Lost 1
Jack Pomfret
Arndt Erasmus
Wayne Knight
Won 11, Lost 16
Evergreen Conference                                          Lost Totem
Won 3, Lost 9                                                   Tournament
Frank Gnup
Bob Hindmarch
Joe Dang
Won 3, Lost 6
Lost Churchill Cup
to McGill 9-6
Roland Bishop
Won 11, Lost 8
Won Fyfe Smith Cup
Peter Mullins
John Minichiello
3rd in Pacific Northwest Cross Country
3rd in Spokane             Defeated U. of Alta.
Inland Empire
Don Stewart
Won 9, Lost 7
Dogwood—                     U. of Alberta—Won   U. of Saskatchewan
Won 2, Lost 3               L. of Manitoba—Lost        —Lost
Paul Burkhardt
E. F  Lewall
B.C. Championships
1st, 3rd Men's ivovice
1st, 2nd, 3rd Men's
Jr. Foil
4th Men's Open Foil
Won London Cutlery
Club Trophy
Bill Perkett
Gary Puder
{Spring schedule
Dr. M. McGregor
Chris Webster
Won  15, Lost 1
Draw 3
Finished 2nd in
Dr. H. D. Whittle
Paul Rothe
Won 1, Lost 3
2nd in College               Sr.  Men's Trophy
Invitational Meet         Provincial  Meet
Dick Mitchell
Gary Castle
Won 0, Lost 2
Lost Hamber Cup to U. of Alberta
John Warren
Rick Murrell
(Spring screlude
Albert  Laithwaite
John Inslcy
Won 11, Lost 4
Draw 2
Lost World Cup to  U. of California    L-2, D-2.
Al Fisher
Don Sturgess
2nd at Rossland
and Wenatchee
3rd at Banff                  5th at Reno
Frank Kuruc
Jack Morris
Won 6, Lost 10
Draw 3
U. of California           Stanford U.
Lost 2-3                            Won 2-1
Bruce Taylor
2nd U. of Washington Regatta
Peter Lusztig
Bruce Cowie
Won 4, Lost 7
Won Evergreen Conference championship
Jack Milledge
Peter Macpherson
(Spring schedule
Peter Mullins
John Minichiello
(Spring schedule
Frank Kuruc
Eric Lessman
Won 4, Lost 5 (t
o May 1)
U. B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE The 1959-60 Students Council, which will guide the affairs of the Alma Mater
Society during the coming year, is shown above. In the front row, left to right are:
Dave Edgar, treasurer; Peter Haskins, vice-president; Peter Meekison, president;
Lynne Rodgers, secretary, and Russ Brink, coordinator of activities. Second row,
left to right, are: John Madden, executive member; Ross Husdon, undergraduate
societies committee; Dave Anderson, university clubs committee chairman; Marg.
McLauchlan, women's athletic director; Dan Stewart, men's athletic director; Jim
Meekison, 2nd member at large, and Sallye Delbridge, public relations officer.
Third row, left to right, are Barbara Biely, editor in chief, Publications Board;
John Goodwin, 1st member at large; Patti Darling, associated women's students'
president,  and  Jim   Horsman,   coordinator   of   publications.
apologies from the editor and his assistant, suspension of the editor and most
of that edition's staff for a year from
work on the paper, and unfortunately a
good deal of damaging publicity.
A Protest
Earlier in the term solemn students
protested the $100 fee increase by a mass
demonstration on the campus blaming
Premier Bennett for not raising U.B.C.'s
operating grant sufficiently to avoid the
increase. Students marched to the cairn,
draped it with black academic gowns
and placed a lighted "lamp of learning"
on top. Student councillor George Feaver
played the last post and Chuck Connaghan, past president, snuffed out the
lamp with a fire extinguisher labelled
"milk of human kindness—Social Credit
style." Other placards bore slogans such
as "Till debt do us part" and "Bennett
can you spare a dime."
Permission  Refused
Last March Chuck Connaghan, in a
petition to the government, asked special
leave to appear before the bar of the
House in Victoria to discuss the inadequate grant to U.B.C.
The privilege had only been granted
once before and he was refused but
was granted permission to address a few
members of the cabinet. He and Pete
Meekison, the new president, with two
other students, took advantage of the
opportunity and met for the second time
this spring in Victoria to discuss U.B.C.'s
Committees   Formed
Last February, 52 constituency action
committees were formed comprised of
four students from each electoral district
in the province. These groups were
formed to help fight the fee increase
battle. Throughout the summer months
these students, who were well briefed
before they left U.B.C. after exams, will
be speaking to interested organizations
and groups in their home towns through-
hint to husbands:
When the family's away for the summer, there you'll be,
alone at last . . . just you and your dirty dishes. What better time
than right now, this summer, to invest in a modern, automatic
dishwasher! Just whisk dishes into the unit and electricity does the
rest, washes and dries them automatically. The kitchen stays
tidy, dishes stay in one piece, and you'll stay out of hot water!
Something else, too. Your wife will enjoy the work-saving
convenience of an automatic dishwasher all year 'round. She'll
have more time for other tasks around the house or garden.
And for years to come, she'll praise the summer day you visited
your appliance dealer - for the latest in a portable or
built-in automatic dishwasher. Make it soon!
34 Monamel Paints & Enamels
"A  Company that Cares for your Affairs"
Services to  Individuals and  Corporations
466   Howe  Street MU   5-6311
Vancouver  1,  B.C.
J.   N.   Bell—Manager
Canada's Leading  Brand  of Seafoods
35        U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE out the province trying to help educate
the people about U.B.C. A Ubyssey
which was published containing facts,
graphs and supporting stories has been
distributed along with other information
by these students to press and radio as
well as to interested groups. In the
event of an election at the end of the
summer the machinery would be already
set up for an organized campaign.
Another Councillor
Students at the spring general meeting
voted to add another member to the
Students' Council. They were faced with
the choice of either putting the editor
of the Ubyssey off council or putting
the co-ordinator of publications, a recent
ly created position, in his place. A compromise was reached—the editor stayed
and the co-ordinator was added, now
making the total number of councillors
16. with three non-voting members. At
press time of the spring edition of the
Chronicle three elected positions remained  to  be  filled  on  the  Council.
Major non-council positions went to
Norm Gish, World University Service of
Canada chairman; Theo Carroll, National
Federation of Canadian University Students chairman; Mike Warren, Special
Events chairman and Ruth Kidd and
Charles Lancaster, co-chairman of the
Academic Symposium.
Odds And  Ends
Four councillors attended the Pacific
Students Presidents Association Conference in Reno, Nevada, in May. From
all reports a good time was had by all.
. . . Once again high school tours were
carried out successfully in May by visiting
student councillors. However this year
only schools on the lower mainland were
visited . . . U.B.C. will send three delegates to the NFCUS seminar at Uni-
versite de Montreal in August to discuss "Influence of various cultures on
Canadian development." Delegates will
be Lome Bolton, Bob Maier and Bill
Wright . . . Off to Jamaica for the
month   of   June   were   Norm   Gish   and
Need a
to yourH&D
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scenic dome route
across  Canada
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE        36 Rod Dobell to attend the World University Service of Canada's summer
seminar . . . U.B.C. Rhodes Scholar,
John Helliwell, will leave on the first of
August for a brief tour of the continent
before he enters St. John's College, Oxford in October for two years" study.
150th  Anniversary
Sopron students at the University of
British Columbia celebrated 150 years
of forestry education in Hungary during
March in Brock Hall at U.B.C.
The Hungarian students, who came
to British Columbia in 1957 following
the Hungarian revolution, presented a
program of national songs and dances.
Short addresses were given by Dean G.
C. Curtis of U.B.C.'s law faculty; Dean
G. S. Allen, of the forestry faculty;
Harold S. Foley, chairman of the board
of the Powell River Company, and Dean
Kalman  Roller of  the  Sopron  division.
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Have   You  Got   Your Copy  of   "Tuum  Est,"   the New   University   History?
Founded  by  the  Misses  Gordon,   1898
Music -   Art -  Home  Economics  -  Gymnastics  -  Games  -   Dancing
Riding  -   Dramatics  -  Girl  Guides  -   Brownie   Pack
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3200 W. 41st Avenue, Vancouver Phone AMherst 1-5011
JULY 11—AUGUST 15, 1959
North America's most brilliant Arts
Festival — great artists from nine
countries — over 60 different exciting
events — many in Vancouver's magnificent  new  Civic Auditorium.
Distinguished artists appearing at this
year's Vancouver Festival of the Arts
will include conductors Bruno Walter
and Europe's Herbert Von Karajan;
Agnes Moorehead and Viveca Lindfors,
starring in Schiller's historic drama
"Mary Stuart"; Soprano Elisabeth
Schwarzkopf; Swedish contralto Kcr-
stin Meyer and American soprano
Mar)' Costa in Gluck's opera "Orpheus
and Eurydice"; the Takarazuka Dance
Theatre — all-girl dance ensemble
from Japan; Ximenez-Vargas Ballet
Espanol. Something for everyone —
concerts,  opera,  dance,  drama,  films!
Order your tickets early to be sure
of  getting  the  seats you  want!
The Main Festival Box Office this year
will be located on the second floor of
the T. Eaton Company Canada Ltd.,
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
2,   B.C.   Telephone   MUtual   2-1331.
Branch Ticket Offices:
West and North Vancouver —
817  Park  Royal, Telephone  WA  2-1288
Kerrisdale —
2028 W. 41st Ave., Telephone AM 1-6301
Burnaby —
4849 Kingsway, Telephone HE 1-5596
British Columbia:
Festival tickets will be on sale in all T. EATON
CO. CANADA LTD. branches throughout
British Columbia.
Branches are located in the following cities:
Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Courtenay, Cranbrook, Duncan, Haney, Kamloops, Kelowna,
Mission City, Nanaimo, Nelson, New
Westminster, Penticton, Port Alberni, Prince
George, Prince Rupert, Rossland, Trail,
Vernon, Victoria.
British Columbia
Babty,*    B.A.Sc/47,    Alice
Wright,   B.A.'44.   Box
Sheppard.*    B.A. '53.
Abbotsford—G.  E.  VV. Clarke,*   B.S.A.'22.   Box
Alberni     (Port)—W.     N.     Burgess,*     B.A.'40.
B.Ed.'48, Box 856.
Alice    Arm—Harry
Armstrong—Mrs.   C.   C.
Bella    Coola—Milton    C.
B.Ed.'54,   Box   7.
Bralorne—C.   M.   Manning.*   B.A.'33,   Bralorne
Campbell   River—Ravmond   Chalk.*   B.A.Sc.'54.
R.R.  No.  2.
Chemainus—A.     Gordon     Brand.*     B.Com."34.
MacMillan & Bloedel Co. Ltd.
Chilliwack—Mrs. Leslie  E. Barber, B.A. .37, 525
Williams Road  N.
Cloverdale—Rees L.   Hugh,*   B.A.'53,   Box  330.
Courtenay—Harold    S.    S.    Maclvor*.    B.A.'48.
LL.B.'49,   Box   160.
Cranbrook—Eric   C.   MacKinnon.*   Box   310.
Creston—R. McLeod Cooper. B.A/49. LL.B/50.
Box 28.
Duncan—David R.  Williams, B.A/48, LL.B/49.
257 Station Street.
Fernie—Kenny  N.   Stewart,   B.A/32.  The   Park.
Fort   St.   John—Percy   B.   Pullinger,*   B.A/40.
Golden—Douglas  H.  Gilmour,*   B.A/47.
Grand Forks—Alexander J. Longmore,* B.A/54.
B.Ed.'56, Box 671.
Haney—G.  Mussallem,*  c/o  Haney Motors.
Kamloops—Roland    G.     Aubrey.*     B.Arch.'5l.
252  Victoria Street.
Kelowna—Arthur   P.   Dawe,   B.A/38,   Box   41,
Okanagan Mission.
Kimberley—Wm.    H.    R.    Gibney,    B.A.Sc/50,
26-1st  Avenue, Chapman Camp.
Kitimat—John   H.   Calam,*   B.A/48   Box   670,
Nechako Centre Postal Stn.
Ladner—Lawrence   L.   Goodwin.*   B.A/51.   Box
Langley—Norman   Severide,   B.A/49,   LL.B/50.
Severide   &   Mulligan,   Wright   Bldg..   Drawer
400,   Langley.
Lillooet—Thomas  F.  Hadwin,*   B.A.Sc/30,   District Manager, Bridge River Area,  B.C. Electric Co.   Ltd.,  Shalalth,  B.C.
Merritt—Richard M. Brown.*  B.A/48. LL.B/52,
Box  1710.
Mission     City — Fred     A.     Boyle,*     B.A/47,
LL.B/50.  P.O.   Box  628,  Arcade   Bldg.
Nanaimo—Hugh   B.   Heath.   B.A/49.   LL.B/50.
Box   121.
Nelson—Leo   S.   Gansner,   B.A/35,   B.Com.'35.
Box  490.
Ocean   Falls—John   Graham,*   B.A.Sc/50.   Box
Oliver—Rudolph    P.   Guidi,   B.A/53,   B.Ed. '55.
Principal,  Senior  High  School.
Osoyoos—Wm.   D.   MacLeod.*   B.A/51,   Principal. Osoyoos Elementary Junior High School.
Penticton—Dr. Hugh  Barr.   383  Ellis  Street.
Port Mellon—L. C. Hempsall.* B.A.Sc/50. Box
Powell   River—Dr.   and   Mrs.   John   L.   Keavs.
B.A/41,   B.A.Sc/41.   B.A/39.   Box  433.
Prince   George—George   W.   Baldwin.   B.A/50.
LL.B/51, 277 Dominion Street.
Prince    Rupert—James    T.    Harvev.*    B.A/28.
P.O.   Box   128.
Princeton—Miss Isobel C. Howse.*  Box 85.
Qualicum—J.    L.   Nicholls.*    B.A/36,    B.Ed.'53.
Principal, Qualicum Beach Junior-Senior High
School.   Qualicum  Beach.
Quesnel—Charles G. Greenwood, B.Ed/44,  Box
Revelstoke—Mrs.   H.   J.   MacKay.   B.A/38,   202-
6th Street E.
Salmon  Arm—C.  H.  Millar,*  B.S.P.'49, Salmon
Arm Jr.-Sr.  High School, Box  140.
Smithers—Laurence   W.   Perrv,   LL.B/50,   P.O.
Box  790.
Squamish—J.   Smith,*   Principal.   Squamish   Jr.-
Sr.   High   School,   Box 99.
Summerland—Mrs.   A.   K.   MacLeod.   B.A/34,
Box   166,   West  Summerland,  B.C.
Terrace—John   C.   Lawrance,*   B.A/32,   Principal,   Skeena   Jr.-Sr.   High   School.
Trail—Andrew   E.   Soles,   B.A/51,   Vice-Principal, J. Lloyd Crowe High School, Box 210.
Vernon—Patrick   F.   Mackie,   B.A/51,   R.R.   3.
Victoria—Reginald   H.   Roy,   B.A/50.   M.A/51.
3825   Merriman   Drive.
White   Rock—Mr.   &   Mrs.   Lynn   K.   Sully,*
B.S.A. '44, B.A/40, L. K. Sully & Co.,  14933
Washington   Avenue.
Williams    Lake—Mrs.    C.    Douglas    Stevenson,
B.A/27,  Box  303.
Windermere—Mrs.   G.   A.   Duthie,*   Invermere.
Woodfibre—R.   H.   McBean.*   B.A/40.   Alaska
Pine & Cellulose Ltd.
Canada (Except B.Ct
Calgary, Alberta—Richard H.   King,  B.A.Sc.'36.
Oil & Conservation  Board. 603-6th  Ave. S.W.
Deep   River,    Ontario—Dr.    Walter    M.    Barss.
B.A/37.   M.A.'39,   Ph.D.'42.   60   Laurier   Ave.
Edmonton,   Alberta—C.   A.   Westcott,    B.A/50.
B.S.W/51,    10220-70th   Street.
London, Ontario—Frank  L.   Fournier.*   B.A/29.
co   Bluewater   Oil   &   Gas   Ltd..   Room   312.
Dundas  Bldg..   195   Dundas  Street.
Maritimes—Mrs.   Maxine   Brandis.*   St.   Francis
Xaxier   University.   Antigonish.   Nova   Scolia.
Montreal,    P.Q.    —    Douglas    Wright.    B.A/52.
Wood.   Gundy   &   Co.   Ltd..   360   Si.   James
Street   West.   Montreal.
Ottawa,     Ontario   —   Victor     W.     Johnston.
B.Com/44.   1099  Aldea  Avenue.
Peterborough—F.   R.   Hinton*    B.A.Sc/49.   682
Victory   Crescent.
Regina,   Saskatchewan   —   Grav    A.    Gillespie.
B.Com/48,   c o   Gillespie    Floral   Ltd..    1841
Scarth   Street.
Saskatoon,    Saskatchewan    —    Dr.    J.    Pepper.
B.A/39,   M.A/41.   Dept.   of   Chemistry.   University of  Saskatchewan.
Toronto,  Ontario—Harry C  Campbell.  B.A/40,
Chief  Librarian,   Toronto   Public   Library.
Winnipeg, Manitoba—E. W.  H.  Brown.  B.A/34,
Hudson's Bay Company.
Avenue.  Zone
B.A/22.    291
Berkeley,   Calif.   —   Robert   H.
B.A/49,   M.A/56,   1325   Albina
6;    Mrs.    Lynne    W.    Pickler,*
Alvarado Road,  Zone  5.
California,   Northern   —   Albert   A.   Drennan,*
B.A/23, 420 Market Street.  San  Francisco  11;
Dr.   Oscar   E.   Anderson.*   B.A/29,   M.A/31,
185   Graystone  Terrace,   San   Francisco.
New York, New York—Miss Rosemary Brough,
B.A/47,   214   East   51st   Street.
Palo   Alto,   Calif.—Ed.   Parker.*   B.A/54.   Bldg.
202, Apt. 5, Stanford Village. Stanford;   Mrs.
A. M.  Snell,*   B.A/32. 750  Northampton   Dr.
Portland,   Oregon   —   Dr.   David   B.   Charlton,
B.A/25, 2340 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1048.
Santa   Clara,   Calif.—Mrs.    Fred   M.   Stephen,*
B.A/25,   381   Hayes   Avenue.
Seattle,    Washington    —    William    A.    Rosene,
B.A/49,   10536  Alton   Ave.,   N.E.
United Kingdom—Mrs. Douglas Roe. 901  Hawkins House. Dolphin Square. London. S.W.  1,
*    Branch  contacts,   all   others   presidents.
Three degrees of salmon excellence....
Each of these  famous brands  is a
British  Columbia   Product,   known
and  respected throughout Canada
as a quality seafood.  Each  is a
household  name,  served  and  enjoyed
all  through the year.   In all
probability,  one  of these   is the
salmon you   like best,  too.
Gold Seal
fan;;    stii    simms
Re^ Seal
Canadians, more than any other people,
benefit from electric power. Abundant
low-cost electricity is one of the
important reasons for so many busy
factories . . . greater production of goods
. . . and better paying jobs. In offices,
on farms, and in homes, everywhere,
electric power makes life easier and
more enjoyable.
What Does LBE Mean to You?
LBE stands for "Live Better . .. Electrically",
and these words have a very real meaning
behind them.
In the home, for example, planned lighting
brings new charm and cheerfulness to every
room. Modern appliances :n the kitchen and
laundry save time and toil. Other appliances
contribute to our leisure and entertainment.
Automatic heating and air conditioning add
to our comfort. There probably isn't an area
in your home that cannot be equipped electrically to give more convenience, more comfort, and more service.
In home, office or factory the first essential
is an up-to-date wiring system — to get the
best results from the electrical products now
in use, and provide for those you expect to
acquire. Your local power company, your
provincial Electric Service League, or any
qualified electrical contractor will be glad to
provide expert advice and help you to plan
to "Live Better . . . Electrically".
Manufacturers of equipment that generates, transmits and distributes electricity
.. . and the wide variety of products that put it to work in home and industry.
39     u.
B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Mr. L.CS, Crouch, F
Dc::.irt".:r.t of fining and Metallurgy,
Return    Postage   Guaranteed
And we like to think HBC is one of them—
because we have provided services that make
Mother's trip to our store more convenient.
Here, she (or Dad) will find official Boy Scout
equipment and uniforms for Junior . . . complete
uniforms for boys and girls that attend private
schools. Younger children will like to see the
animals in our Pet department ... or find their
storyland friends in Children's books. Every child
will like the ice cream at the Seymour Buffet
... or free games in the toy department. Bring
your children along this summer . . . we'll be
glad to see them.
wfaimy!^ (Eattqwng.
INCORPORATED    S?9   MAY  1670.


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