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Dear Sir:
I am writing in a rush, as I go off for the weekend to say the Chronicle has just reached me, and
that I was deeply touched by the tribute to my
Mother, Judge McGill, written by Mary Fallis. It
seemed to me to be just right.
Yours faithfully,
Pittsfield, Mass., U.S.A.
Dear Editor:
I couldn't help commenting on your editorial in
the June issue concerning the large annual exodus
of university trained Canadian citizens to the U.S.
As one who has migrated himself, I couldn't but
agree with your conclusions with respect to the
reason why so many Canadians come down here
to work. The difference in starting rates for technically trained personnel has been such that a man
would literally feel foolish or stupid if he did
not accept an offer from this side of the border.
While the salary is not everything by any means,
it is an indication of the value which a company
places on a man's services and so if they are not
willing to pay a respectable salary they must not
put very much value on the services of their technically trained personnel.
Incidentally, good Ph. D.'s in chemistry are now
starting at $4800-$5000 per year, fresh from school
and no previous experience. While that may seem
high, we find factory sweepers and janitors earning
$2300-$2400 per year and if a good Ph.D. does not
contribute as much to the company as two sweepers
there is something wrong with him or the system.
Your comment with respect to faster advancement is also 100% correct and again I can speak
from personal experience. In 1943 at the ripe old
age of 29 I was placed in charge of the Plastics
Laboratory of the General Electric Company, employing between 40 and 50 persons. Since that
time the size has doubled and the scope of our
activities is limitless. All through the organization
we notice the same thing—men under 35 and sometimes even under 30, holding management positions
responsible for segments of our business running
into many millions of dollars.
No one should get the idea, however, that we
have forgotten British Columbia. But the opportunity to do big things in a big way wasn't
there and I guess everyone is overloaded with
ambition and big ideas when they leave the University. That was why, when I left McGill in
1939, I chose to come down here. I must admit
that the choice was between B.C. and the U.S.
because I would certainly pick this country over
Let me compliment you on your excellent editorial and keep up the good work.
Yours verv truly,
J. J.  PYLE,
Director Plastics Laboratory.
Page 4
The Graduate Chronicle The
graduate nimmi u;
Published by the Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Ormonde J. Hall, B.Comm.
Associate Editors:
Mary M. Fallis, M.A.
Photography Editor: Art Jones, B.A.
Sports Editor: Luke Moyls, B.A.
Alumni Association Executive:
President: Darrell T. Braidwood, B.A., M.A.
First Vice-President: Richard Bibbs, B.A. B.Sc.
Secretary-Manager:   Frank   Turner,   B. Comm.,   B.A.
Treasurer; Lyle Swain, M.A., Ph. D.
Business and Editorial Offices:
Room 208, Yorkshire Building,
Vancouver, B. C.
Published at Vancouver, British Columbia.
Vol.  1, Number 3
October, 1947
Lacey Fisher     7
Slim Delbridge     10,   11
Cairn Anniversary   31
Jabez  :_   15
Sports      16
Personalities   18
Women    22
Published in Vancouver, British Columbia, and authorized as
second class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa.
This issue's cover represents the struggle of 1922
when the students of U.B.C. campaigned to establish the
University on th Point Grey campus. . . . Leader of the
student movement was Dr. Albert E. Richards, who is
pictured on the cover superimposed on a page from the
original petition of 53,000 names which was presented
to the B. C. Government. Dr. Richards, now Secretary of
the Agricultural-Food Board, Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, was President of the Alma Mater Society, session
of 1922-23.
4fo* t/te Record. . .
Just 25 years ago three young fellows, Jack
Grant, Percy Barr and Ab Richards appeared before
the B. C. Legislature to plead the petition of establishing the University of British Columbia on its
present site on the Point Grey Campus . . . armed
with 53,000 names on a petition, this delegation was
successful and to them and their assistants on the
Publicity Committee of 1922-23, the students and
graduates of U.B.C. and the citizens of B.C. owe a
great deal. . . . Many amusing anecdotes stem from
those hectic times when the undergrads were filled
with a burning enthusiasm seldom exhibited by
students of this era. . . . Marjorie Agnew, who was
secretary of the Committee, was a victim of the
times . . . and missed a free ride to Victoria on that
account. . . . She was scheduled to go but at the last
minute her ticket was cancelled as a chaperon for
her was not available . . . shades of the early twenties ! . . . Jack Grant is now circulation manager of
the Seattle Times and those of that period aren't
a bit surprised . . . Jack was always a hustler . . .
he got more names on that petition than anyone
can count. . . . Another "character" of the age was
R. L. "Brick" McLeod, now of the Forestry Dept.
of the State of Washington in Spokane . . . the committee was short of names on the petition so "Brick"
ran a booth at the Pacific Exhibition and even went
so far as to push baby carriages of the passersby in
order to get names on the roll . . . legend has it he
made the rounds of all the pool rooms to get signatures and wound up his campaign by travelling
the length of the Fairview belt line on the trolley
soliciting John Henrys.
Others associated with the campaign (and really
it's not fair to single out a few, but here they are)
were Aubrey Roberts, Al Buchananen, Joe Brown,
Betty Somerset, Jack Clyne and Dr. John Allardyce.
These people, as much as anyone, are responsible for the greatness of our Alma Mater . . . we
of the later generation salute you on the 25th Anniversary of your great endeavor. . . .
Read Nev Thompkins' article on page 31 about
the anniversary of the Cairn Ceremony and you'll
appreciate what the undergrads of 1922 vintage did
for our University. . . . Lacey Fisher's sudden
switch from teaching High School to taking on the
position of Business Manager for Everyman Theatre
is told on page 7, and one can't read it without
marvelling at Lacey's determination to find his
vocation in his life's hobby . . . the theatre. . . .
Al Williamson, the well known News-Herald Columnist, kindly consented to do the story on Slim
Delbridge . . . Slim was one of the undergrads
of the fabulous twenties when the sharper of the
campus lads would make a poke on the market
and invest in shiny, long cars . . . money was
easy in those days and fraternity rushing parties took the rushees as far away as Seattle for wild,
wild weekends. . . . The passing of the famous Dr.
Schofield is recorded on page 13 . . . and on page
15, Jabez is back with another pertinent commentary on the state of the campus. . . . Don't miss the
U.B.C. football schedule on page 16 and don't forget either to join the U.B.C. booster club this season ... so long for now . . .
October,  1947
Page 5 June 20th — John J. Veroba of Lamp-
man, Sask., applied to the Estevan branch
of the Bank of Montreal for a loan of
$2,000 to purchase a threshing combine.
The loan was granted under the Farm Improvement Loans Act.
John Veroba's new machine
■was delivered on June 25 th. Ten
days later, with his own crops
still four weeks from harvesting,
he set out for Sharon Springs,
Kansas. With his new combine
he worked for the farmers there
and in the neighbouring communities for one month to the day.
In the meantime his own crops
were ripening. Early in August
he turned northward to Lamp-
man, and on his arrival, August
11 th, immediately remitted to us
the full $2,000 he had borrowed.
His work had given him back the
entire purchase price of his combine!
The total interest charge was
$12.60. So pleased was this customer to possess his own combine
free of all debt, and to commence
his own harvesting with a happy
and easy mind, that he wished to
pay the Bank of Montreal a bonus
to mark his appreciation.
The Bank, of course, declined
the bonus, but is gladly accepting
the expression of John Veroba's
thanks in the form of his permission to tell his story in this advertisement.
This case is typical of the assistance which the Bank of Montreal is extending to progressive
people in every walk of life and
demonstrates how it makes true
its promise: "When you ask for a
loan at the B. of M., you do not
ask a favour."
If you need money, see your
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Page 6
Ever since he played "Shylock" in the "Merchant of Venice" in Matric at Duke of Connaught
High School in New Westminster, Lacey Fisher
has been unable to get the theatre bug out of his
This month after over 20 years in the teaching
profession, Lacey Fisher returned to his first love
by handing in his resignation to the Vancouver
School Board and joining his long-time friend,
Sydney Risk as Business Manager of the fast-
growing Everyman  Theatre.
It took courage for Lacey to give up the security of a good teaching position for the risky career
of the theatre, but it was a natural step for he has
never been able to stray very far from the lure of
the boards.
Although he was determined to making teaching
his profession, the talented young undergraduate
could never keep away from the Players Club productions and he delighted University audiences in
many varied stage roles. In the unsettled days of
the 1920-21 era Lacey was seen in such plays as
"Green  Stockings" and "Sweet Lavender."
Upon graduation into the teaching profession
Fisher, the thespian. flirted with the drama constantly and was considered one of the most reliable
members of the Players Club alumni. Down through
the years he played the parts of Mr. Zero in the
"Adding Machine," Vlas in "Distant Point" and
performed in many other productions down to
last year's distinct hit, "Here Comes Mr. Jordan."
As the boisterous Max Levine, he was thought to
have hit the peak of his lengthy career.
Though busy with the Players Club and his
teaching duties, Lacey Fisher was also active in
developing the fine arts in Vancouver schools,
coaching students and producing innumerable
plays at John Oliver and Prince of Wales, the plays
at the latter school in particular attracting widespread attention. During the war Lacey also found
time  to  produce  shows  for  troupe  entertainment.
Lacey's jump into the theatrical maelstrom is
a calculated risk, in a way, because Fisher is confident that the Everyman Theatre is a necessary
part in the development of the culture of British
Columbia. "The fine arts need an impetus in our
province," says Lacey, "and the Everyman Theatre
is the best way, for the legitimate theatre at least,
to get it's roots in the province. Our aim is to
establish in western Canada, an educational community theatre on a professional basis which will
encourage the art of the theatre in all its aspects
as a cultural necessity for any self-respecting community. Such a theatre will provide top-flight entertainment for the people of the province, create
opportunities for employment in the professional
theatre and encourage Canadian playwrights by
producing their plays."
The Everyman Theatre is the brain child of
its three directors. Fisher, Sydney Risk and Dorothy
Somerset and also Bob Orchard, a former director
who has since left the Company to replace Sydney
Risk at the University of Alberta. These theatrical
pioneers envisioned such a Company for a long
time and last year, Risk dropped literally everything
to achieve his dream. He resigned his position as
Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta and organized a troupe which last year gave
128 performances and travelled as far east as Winnipeg. He was ably assisted by Dorothy Somerset
and Orchard and the part-time help of Fisher, who
at the time was deliberating giving up his teaching
The season was successful but long travelling
jumps were costly and a deficit of $3000 was incurred. However, this season, an improved company, shorter in between engagement hops, and curtailment of their activities to within the bounds of
the province, will cut down expenses enormously.
Convinced that their idea is of great benefit
to the public, the Everyman Directors have taken
their idea to the Provincial Government and have
presented a brief to Dr. Weir, minister of education,
requesting government subsidization.
The Directors, however, are anxious that the
start they have made will not lead to the formation
of a State theatre. Nothing is more abhorrent to
them. What they hope to achieve is a Community
Theatre, an organization whose losses are subsidized by the Government, but which will be free
of government  control.
The name "Everyman" was chosen as the name
of the Company because while it inferred that the
theatre was for the People, that is within the price
range of the ordinary citizen, it did not connotate
a State, or National Theatre.
Dr. Weir is sympathetic to the Company' proposal and has stated publicly that their proposals
"might well fit into his plans for the development
of Community and School Drama."
(Continued on  Page  32)
October,   1947
Page 7 THE MORE your savings grow the greater your
feeling of independence—of accomplishment—of readiness to
do the things you want to do. It all starts the day you make up
your mind to put aside a definite share of your income
for yourself. . . the day you walk into the Royal Bank and say:
"I'd like to start a Savings Account".
Remember . . . what you save is the most
important part of what you earn.
"Financial Training for Your Son and Daughter" is the title oj a usejul little
bocklet now available on request at our branches. Please ask for a copy.
Page  8
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Well done.   U.B.C. is proud of you.
October,   1947
Page 9 s*
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You don't have to go very far from the University of British Columbia to make full use of the
education gained there. Take the case of Clayton
B. Delbridge, known to intimate friends as "Slim"
Delbridge, because his six and one-half lean feet
of  length  make the  nickname  a "natural."
Clayton Delbridge entered the University of
B.C. in 1924 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts
degree in 1928—a sophomore when the existing
University  buildings  at  Point  Grey  were  opened.
Geographically he hasn't moved far. But he is,
today, one of the city's most prominent citizens
and his business carreer has been a success ever
since he started it.
Tall, handsome, black-haired, bass-voiced, he is
a born executive. The development and success of
the Vancouver News-Herald, the largest morning-
newspaper west of Toronto, rests solely in the
hands of this youthful, 40-year-old U.B.C. graduate.
Publishing a newspaper means you are handling
almost every phase of trade, commerce and industry, and normally that requires a mar. of great
abilitv and many years' training. Ironically. Mr.
Delbridge had no training in the publishing business, but that he has all the ability required is
proven by his successful management of this, one
of the most daring ventures in the business history
of Vancouver.
Born in Kenora, Ontario, he came to Vancouver
with his parents, the late C. C. Delbridge, and Mrs.
Delbridge, at the age of one year. He lived and
grew up in the Grandview district, where he attended public school, and later Britannia High
Athletic, he turned naturally to sports and first
came into prominence in that field when he was a
member of a basketball team winning the British
Columbia championship. He was also an enthusiastic rugby player, and after his senior year in
high school he achieved considerable success as a
baseball pitcher in the old Powell Street League.
One year he led the league in pitching, as well
as hurling a no hit, no run game.
After graduating from the university he obtained a position as junior clerk with the firm of Gillespie Hart, then headed by our present premier,
Hon. John Hart. That first business training after
university gave him a footing on the success ladder.
In 1929 he joined the firm of Guardian Stock
and Bonds, and within a few months became the
head floor trader for the firm in the Vancouver
Stock Exchange.
In 1932 he became vice-president of the stock
firm of D. A. Hamilton & Co., and in 1936 became
president of the brokerage firm of Midland Securities. During the years 1932 to 1936 Mr. Delbridge
was one of the largest traders on the Stock eEx-
change, and was instrumental in obtaining finances
for many prominent British Columbia and Alberta
mining and oil ventures.
Unusual training for a newspaper publisher?
Perhaps it was. Clayton Delbridge in those years
had no thoughts about newspaper work, but he was
gaining experience—experience in business and experience with men who ran the affairs of this city
and  province.
Then, between 1936 and 1939, Mr. Delbridge
and associates became financially interested in the
News-Herald, a struggling co-operative venture,
controlled and operated by the staff. In 1939 he
went to  the. newspaper as business manager.
During the next three years the paper progressed primarily because of the leadership being given
it by its business manager and in 1942 it was a
natural step for him to take over the position of
Page  10
In the intervening years the growth and development of his newspaper has been phenomenal. From
an unsound co-operative experiment with a (at that
time) record-breaking circulation of 19,000 in 1939,
the paper has progressed steadily until today it is
firmly established in its community, with a daily
circulation well in excess of 41,000.
A believer in giving the public a complete, yet
concise morning newspaper, Mr. Delbridge has always emphasized the importance of local news to
the paper's readers. Always alert to the problems
of the community, and a great believer in justice,
he has led public thinking through the columns of
his newspaper on several occasions of public importance.
A typical example was his immediate reaction
following the shooting to death of two Vancouver
police officers by armed bandits last February.
Editorially the next morning The News-Herald
advocated a public subscription for the officers'
widows. The response was tremendous. Hundreds
of donations poured in, and a fund of $25,000 which
resulted is providing security for the widows for
life, and education for their children.
When he joined The
News - Herald, Delbridge
was quick to spot the
weaknesses and learn the
requirements of the newspaper as an important
servant of the community. In the face of many
tremendous obstacles he
set about to strengthen
the weak spots, fill the
requirements of the readers in every way possible.
He says that one of
the greatest factors in development of the newspaper was the acquisition
in 1944, of the morning
franchise of the Canadian
Press. This service enabled the paper to bring
to its readers all the latest
Canadian and w1 o r 1 d
news, provided by bureaus all over the earth.
Acquisition of that
service — considered impossible in earlier days
of the news paper—came
solely as a result of Mr.
Delbridge's efforts.
Using the same determined and forceful tactics,
he obtained necessarv equipment, a stronger and
larger staff, better office quarters and wider recognition  of the paper in  advertising fields.
Rapidly he became a notable figure in the Canadian newspaper world, and last year, at the annual
meeting of the B.C. Daily Newspaper Association,
Mr.  Delbridge   was  elected  president.
Married in 1934 to Evelyn Carmen Berto, of
Vancouver, Mr. Delbridge has one daughter, Sally,
aged  11.
Top busmess executive and family man, he
still finds time for community service work and recreation. He is an active member of Vancouver
Rotary Club and Shaughnessy Heights Golf Club.
A low-handicap golfer for several years, he found
pressure of business did cut into sport, but he still
plays to a 10 handicap.
Away from the office, he's happiest on the golf
course, casting a fly or trying to bring down fast-
flying ducks.
As publisher, vice-president and one of the largest shareholders in his newspaper, Mr. Delbridge
looks forward today to the growth and development
of  Vancouver  and   British   Columbia.
He is a young graduate of the University of
British Columbia who is playing a very important
part in the affairs of his countrv.
that's the fashion story at
Millinery Salon
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645 Howe Street
October,   1947
Page 11 NEWS
Alumni Association
Delegates Attend A.A.C.
Meeting In 'Frisco
(Alumni  Secretary-Manager)
The trip which your President, Darrell Braidwood. and your Secretary-Manager made this Summer in connection with the Annual American Alumni Council in San Francisco in July, was an inspiration as well as a highly profitable experience.
As an affiliated member of the Council (and the
only official Canadian delegation present of the
three affiliated Canadian Alumni Associations), it
was possible to obtain specific and general information on Alumni organizationns, magazines and
funds. In so doing, our delegation had the benefit
of the over-thirty-years' experience of the well-
organized A.A.C.  body.
Many of our Association's financial and administrative problems have been met and a great deal
of the "best-way" answers  were available.
The trip was inspirational because it gave your
representatives an opportunity of meeting with a
great number of U.B.C. Alumni—some in organized
bodies such as the enterprising group in Northern
California and another in Southern California and
still others in Portland and Seattle. These Alumni
are keenly interested in doing something for U.B.C.
—more than has been done in the past.
Tt was a tremendous "lift" to make contact with
fellow Alumni who gladly give up whatever time
the}' can and who spontaneously pledge moral and
financial support of U.B.C, an Institution of higher
learning, and our Alma Mater.
Alliumi Players Club
Outline Fall Program
The Fall programme of the Players' Club Alumni
was outlined to a large group of old and new members when Professor (Fred) Wood played host to
the Club at its first Playreading of the season on
September 1. Guest of honour was Beverley Wilson, 1947 winner of the Club's Summer School of
the Theatre scholarship, and past president of the
undergraduate Players. Regular monthly play-
readings will be held October 6, November 2, and
November 30; details will be announced in the
papers. Two one-act plays will be presented to
friends of the Club on December 5 and 6 and the
same plays will be taken to Shaughnessy Military
Hospital on December 12. Plans are also going
ahead for the Spring play.
A new Constitution was adopted at the last annual meeting and the Club has since become a
registered society. Past members of any University
undergraduate   dramatic   society   are   now   invited
to become members. As before, life members of the
undergraduate club are automatically members of
the alumni group. The Club is making an appeal
to all its eligible members who have not been active
in recent years to get in touch with Olive Headrick,
4276 West 14, Vancouver, so that they may be
placed on the mailing list and be kept informed of
All members of Arts '26 are invited to a "21st"
reunion to be held at the home of Bill Murphy on
the afternoon of Saturday, November 8th, from
4-7 p.m. Anyone who is interested and not contacted personally, phone Doris Wales at BAy.
3247Y for information.
Willard A. Thompson has been appointed an actuary of the New York Life Insurance Co., in Manhattan. He is a Fellow of the Actuary Society of
Ready to.
You have in your mind a list
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ready to serve you in various capacities
—the doctor, the dentist, the banker,
the lawyer, the clergyman, each in his
own field.
Add to this list the life insurance
agent, who is especially qualified to
advise you regarding your financial
problems. With his help you can plan
for the education of your children, the
protection of your family, the security
of your business, your own financial
The Sun Life representative in
your community is at your service. It will pay you to consult
Vancouver Unit
LARRY WRIGHT, Supervisor
Telephone PAcific 5321
Page 12
Geologists all over *
the world were distressed to learn of
the death of Dr. S. r
J. Schofield on July
23. During much of
his twenty years'
service as Professor
of Structural Geology, the University
was conferring degrees on more geologists than any
other undergraduate
school on the continent. What is even
more important, a
U. B. C. degree in
geology or geological engineering has
always meant a
great deal, and much .  .  .  REMEMBERED
of the credit belongs    to  Dr.   Schofield.
Apart from this vital task of helping to create
science a large supply of good Canadian geologists,
Dr. Schofield was widely known for his personal
contributions to science. He was a Fellow of the
Royal Society of Canada, of the Geological Society
of America, of the Geological Society of China, of
the Society of Economic Geologists, etc. The list
of his published works comprises a large part of
the geological story of our province. He was an
authority on the geology of B.C., to which his
outstanding contributions were elucidations of:
1. The Cambrian-Pre-Cambrian section of East
2. Cascadia, the old land of the west coast of
3. The relationship of ore deposits in B.C. to
intrusive  rocks;
4. The physiographic provinces of B.C.
RETIRED   IN   1940
Although ill health forced his retirement from
U.B.C. in 1940, he was able to keep up his scientific
work until the very end, in the face of great difficulty and increasing physical weakness, and it wras
this great vigour of mind that was one of the most
remarkable things about this very distinguished
scientist. At the time of his final illness he was
at work on a book dealing with the ore deposits
of B.C., a subject he was eminently fitted to ex^
While he was not permanently appointed to
U.B.C. until 1920, he was well-known to earlier
students, first by his lectures in 1915 when he was
organizing the Department under wartime conditions during the absence of Dean Brock, and later
by his own military service in the 196th Western
Universities Battalion. On reaching England in
1916 he became an instructor in map-reading and
also specialized in trench warfvre. His wiring
squad beat teams from all parts of the British Army; his high-speed wiring methods, derived from his scientific approach to soldiering,
were studied by generals from all the allied armies
and later became common practice.
He was born in England in 1884 but came to
Canada as a child. He won the Geology Medal
at Oueen's university, where he took his M.A. and
B.s'c. He took his Ph.D. at M.I.T. in Boston. He
was on the permanent staff of the Geological Survey of Canada before coming to U.B.C, and did
much work for the Survey in later summers, as
well as engaging in private consulting work, lt
was partly due to him that the Britannia Mine has
long been the continent's model for economical
operation and has thus remained open all these
In 1913 he married Miss Florence 'fait, gold
medallist in modern languages at Queen's. She
survives him. as do two daughters, Mary Lenore
and   Frances   Louise,  both  graduates  of  U.B.C.
He was engaged in the geological survey of
Hong Kong and its adjoining territories, made by
the Department at the request of the British War
Office. His report on the general geological history
of Hong Kong is outstanding. The survey was
made by all four original members of the Department . . . Brock, Schofield, Uglow, and Williams.
Of these only one remains today, Dr. M. Y. Williams, Head of the Department.
U.B.C. has had many distinguished departments
in its short life. These were not merely "pretty
good for a small new college" but good by any
standard. No matter how big U.B.C. grows, it can
scarcely surpass these early records . . . rather
will its task be to live up to them. None has had
a better record than the Geology Department, of
which  Dr.  Schofield  was  a  co-founder.
Professor Bruce, Head of the Geology Department at Queen's, writes:
"There was no one I know with a keener mind.
It is remarkable how well the work he. did has
stood the test of years. That is not always true
in geological science."
The mining industry has had a large share in
the making of Canada, but such men as Dr. Schofield have had a large share in the making of Canadian mining. And there are not so many of these
men that we can afford to lose one of the most
distinguished of their number, even though one
of his monuments is the growing company of
October,   1947
Page  13 *   PERSONALITIES    *
Appointment is announced of Dr. Maddigan of
Vancouver  as  alumni  research  councillor  for  the
Purdue    Research   Foundation.    Director   of   the
British Columbia Reseach  Council,  Dr.  Maddigan
is a graduate  of the University  of  B.C.  and  also
of Purdue University.
*      »      *
Charles J. Armstrong, a 1932 graduate of University of British Columbia, has been promoted to
a full professorship of Latin at Whitman College.
Receiving his bachelor of arts degree in classics,
Armstrong was graduated  from  U.B.C. with first
class honors and took graduate study in classics
during 1932-33 under the Leroy Memorial scholarship. He later received his Ph.D. in classical philology, at Harvard in 1936.
At Whitman he is dean of administration, second ranking position of the college, and is veterans'
counselor and was recently appointed acting chairman of the faculty division of letters and arts.
During the war he was director of the naval officer training program at Whitman.
Dr. John Crookston of Victoria won the gold
medal in his graduating year at University of Toronto Medical School. He is a resident doctor at
Tranquille Sanitarium. This fall he is going back
to Toronto for post graduate research at the Banting Institute.
*      *      *      *
L. A. Murphy has been appointed General Manager, Green Cross Insecticides, in Winnipeg. Born
in New Westminster, Murphy received his B.S.A.
degree from U.B.C.
#      #      #      *
Elmo C. Winkinson, '23, arrived from Montreal
recently after being transferred to the Pacific Coast
by Shell Oil Company. He spent 15 years with Shell
in Montreal.
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Dear Alums :
Another year has rolled around, leaving its
treadmarks on my face and on that of the campus.
Dozens of new buildings have sprung up at the
University since I last reported to you, and the
little man who tries to keep the map in the back
of the Calendar up to date is reported to have
hanged himself. "The hell with it," he told friends,
knotting his Old School Tie into a hangman's noose.
You remember those poplar-lined walks that
you strolled through in the moonlight after the
Junior Prom ? Gone. Covered with huts, sewer
pipes and the Extension Department. If you want
to walk your girl now, you have to take the bus
and a No. IS streetcar, or else rent a power saw
and strike off into the University Forest. Where
you once inhaled the scent of beds of iris, you now
get the hearty stench of a swarm of science labs,
each fully manned by crews of ardent smell-makers.
As fast as one crew suffocates itself, another crew
steps in to pry the Bunsens from their fingers. And
over where you once played softball during lunch-
hour there's a warren of draughting huts, full of
young men draughting new huts. Where will it all
end, chaps? Already several of the older professors,
accustomed to meandering well-known paths with
their nose in a book, have stepped absent-mindedly
into the claw of an excavating machine and had to
be retrieved from an earth dump in Kitsilano.
Virtually completed is the new Physics Building, in which B.C.'s busiest minds will torture the
atom into fresh spasms of energy. It has fine, wide
windows that will enable up to 25 physicists to be
blown out at once. We are looking forward to
some splendid volleys once the lads get the hang
of the apparatus.
Also nearing completion is the right wing of the
Library, much to the relief of the staff. For years
now, books have been piling up in the stacks until
lately Dr. Kaye Lamb has been able to hire only
extremely thin young women who can worm
through the closely packed shelves. Even so, there
have been a few ugly episodes in which staff members have been wedged for days between the Times
Literary  Supplement  and  Samuel  Johnson.
The new wing will mean seats for hundreds of
students. Sitting down to study has been a luxury
during the past two seasons, so that we now have
a class of seniors accustomed to standing on one
leg with the other drawn up, like a heron, when they
are  studying.
No, you might not feel entirely at home if you
visited the campus just now. Unless, that is, you
dropped into the Caf, which still retains its special
atmosphere of utter chaos, and which still retails
a hot, muddy liquid that Frank Underhill says is
coffee and that Science says is the answer to the
Atom  Bomb.
An Experiment with Time
How very odd.    Years after  I  had gone
I found the same old college carrying on.
I always thought the place was meant for me.
I hope ... I trust . . . it's just some ghost I see.
»      »      *
Care to Join Me?
Our  heads  are  grey  and  bowed  and  blood}-.
Ah me!   (Ah  vou!   Ah everybody!)
* *      *
Young   Paul   received   (and   thought   it   only
His   education   at   Gamaliel's   feet.
Today  the   young,   their   fees   his   only  bread,
Sit as they like on the professor's head.
* *       »
We  Saw It a Mile Off
The  old   men   grow  too   proud   (disgusting
Of age-old prophecies by luck come right.
It's just a short-term phophet who courts ruin ;
The rest have got forever to come true in.
* *      *
Not  Even  the  Face  Is  Very Familiar
Should   auld   acquaintance   be   forgot.
When both of us have changed a lot?
Sometimes,  perhaps,  and  sometimes  not.
The  old   Ml-:,   like  the  old   YOU,  ends.
All  we  can   do  is   be  new  friends.
As the hangman said, it all depends.
—D. H. B.
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October, 1947
Page 15 SPORT
Once again that
inspiring season that
stirs the souls of
sports-minded Thun-
d e r b i r d stalwarts
springs into sight as
spirited soldiers of
the gridiron march
onto the stadium
oval for their second
campaign in the
Northwest American Football Confer-
American  Football Schedule
Coeds cheering
their football heroes ; crowds yelling
and screaming for a
touchdown; bands
blaring from the
bunting be - decked
stadium stands; hot
dogs and pop, and
the fight songs between bites and gulps—how can
any grid fan forget these?
Even rain and mud won't stop 'em this year
(some of th fans feel more at home with the adverse
weather) for, with the addition of the 1000 capacity
stands on the west side of the field, the stadium
now boasts 2700 seats under cover.
Lastyear a start was made, but this season will
see the beginnings of a real all-out drive to bring
the grid game back into its rightful prominence on
the Point Grey campus. The whole campaign will
climax with special football festivities at the 25th
Anniversary Homecoming, slated this year for
November  1.
Basketball prospects, too, are brighter than ever
before, and there's a strong possibility that Coach
Bob Osborne's 1947-48 quintet will be shooting for
the Canadian crown once again, and a trip to the
1948 Olympics in London.
The hoop season gets under way at Homecoming, also. Hunk Henderson will organize the UBC
Grads for their second annual cage exhibition
against the Thunderbird five in UBC gym in the
With these sports specials included in one of
the greatest Homecoming programs ever planned,
the UBC Grads' Day should be quite an attraction.
Don't miss it!
Sept. 27—College of Idaho—Caldwell, Idaho
Oct.    4—College1  of  Puget  Sound —i U.B.C.
Oct. 11—Western Washington College—
Bellingham, Wash.
Oct. 18—Willamette University—Salem, Ore.
Oct. 25—Whitman College—U.B.C. Stadium
Nov. 1—Lewis and Clark College (Homecoming)—U.B.C. Stadium.
Nov. 8—Pacific University—U.B.C. Stadium
No. IS—Linfield College—McMinnville, Ore.
Football Prices
Reserved: $1.35.   Season Ticket (Res.): $5.00
Gen. Admission: $1.00. High School Stud.: 50c
(All prices, tax included.)
U.B.C. Games at 2:00 p.m.
For  reservations  and  information,  telephone
ALma 2818
Ranji Mattu, starry lineman with
Maury Van Vliet's
1940 wonder team,
is still as active as
ever in the grid
world. . . . His Blue
Bombers, local
champs last year,
are showing the way
in the Big Four
Canadian foot ball
loop again this season. . . . Fred Joplin,
backfield ace on the
same '40 Blue and
Gold squad, is back
with the Thunderbirds again, still
showing the youngsters how. . . . Ralph
"Hunk" Henderson,
* Ole Bakken, Sandy
Robertson and Co. will add Ron Weber, last year's
high-scoring captain of the 'Birds, to their powerful Meraloma basketball this season. . . . And the
'Lomas, practically an all U.B.C.-Grad aggregation,
have big plans for the 1947-48 campaign, including
a tour of the Philippines. . . . Dr. O. J. Todd, a
soccer enthusiast for decades—all six of his sons
have won big blocks at U.B.C, and five were for
soccer—was elected president of the Dominion Soccer Association at a general meeting in Toronto
recently. . . . Norm Klenman, former columnist for
The Ubyssey who graduated this fall, has joined
the sports staff of the Vancouver Sun. . . . Sandy
Martin, captain of the U.B.C. ski team for two
years, is a salesman at Two Skiers' Sport Shop.
. . . Grant Moreton, one of the best soccer goal-
tenders produced by U.B.C, joins Don Petrie, 1946
winner of the Bobby Gaul Memorial Trophy, playing with St. Saviours in the Coast Soccer League
this season. . . . U.B.C.'s Big Block Club is at
present compiling a list of all winners of the major
athletic award. Most of the names are on hand in
present files, but many addresses have been changed
or are missing. Members of the Big Block Club
are asked to drop a note, enclosing their own name
and address and also those of others, especially
out-of-town grad members, to President Gordon
Morrison, A.M.S.  Office,  Brock Hall,' U.B.C.
For recommendations on
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Page 16
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Unless some of the crusader spirit of 1922 can
be revived, it is beginning to appear that the proposed new U.B.C. Medical School is going to be
lobbied right off the campus and set up on the inferior site of the Vancouver General Hospital.
Nothing short of irresponsible apathy on the
part of the undergrads at U.B.C, and indecision by
our University authorities and members of the
Alumni Association has allowed Vancouver General
Hospital advocates to get the jump on us and nearly
persuade the Government and some University
higher-ups that the Medical School should be established at the Vancouver General rather than at
Point Grey.
The courageous undergraduates of '22 had the
ability and aggressiveness to change U.B.C. from a
row of huts at Fairview to a magnificent University
at Point Grey. Apparently we of this decade lack
their attributes to keep the Medical School where
it belongs ...  on  the campus.
The B. C. government originally suggested that
$400,000 would be available for the new Medical
School immediately. It is on record that one of our
distinguished medical graduates was advised that
there was plenty of money for a Medical Faculty.
Then to everyone's surprise the B. C. Medical Association came home from Victoria rejoicing in the
fact that $100,000 was the figure available. Did this
body tell the Government that $100,000, or three
percent of the liquor taxes collected in the province
last year, was enough? It isn't, of course. What
happened to the other $300,000?
Further, why is it that so little publicity has
been given to the reports of the highly qualified
medical teachers who surveyed U.B.C.'s needs and
opportunities a year ago? Did not our illustrious
graduate professor Wilder Penfield recommend to
the Senate that while U.B.C is waiting for adequate funds for a full four-year school, a Department of Medical Research should be set up, to promote clinical investigation among potential clinical
teachers in whatever hospitals they are made welcome, and with National Research Council Funds?
Finally, what has become of the Kellogg Foundation's comprehensive report on B. C's hospital
needs? Has it been shelved because it recommended, as did the medical educators' reports, a University Hospital available to patients from every
corner of the province?
At this time it is necessary that a statement be
made by the University as to its position in the
matter. We..ve had nothing but silence from the
University authorities and unless they reveal their
position there will be continued delay in getting
this thing started.   Such delay is detrimental to the
cause of those interested in establishing the School
on the campus. The University has a duty to keep
its students and graduates informed and this it has
failed to do.
The issue boils down to this. At the Vancouver
General, it is a budgetary impossibility to establish
a first class Medical School. Against this is the
possibility of establishing at the University a first
class pre-clinical school. A comparable example is
that of the Law Schools showing new professional
standards over the old practitioner type of school.
There is no argument which produces the highest
type of graduate.
Professor Farquaharson of the University of
Toronto was greatly impressed by the classroom
huts at U.B.C and he intimated that he saw no
reason why a beginning could not be made on the
campus at once. That start should be made. We
can build a great medical school from humble beginnings. There is no reason why the new medical
faculty should not share the fortunes and hardships
of the other faculties which have grown to mature
stature from small origin.
The start's the thing.
By pooling the $100,000 from the Government
with the present departmental budgets of biochemistry, bacteriology, physiology, etc., a fairly
adequate two-year pre-clinical school could be established to carry from 30-50 students in each year.
This solution is not ideal and a Class A standard
could only be maintained if the costly facilities of
the already established science courses at U.B.C.
were made available to the medical students and
only if a top standard is maintained from the very
first will our students be accepted in the third year
of existing Class A medical schools in Canada and
the United States or Britain. To start dealing in
sub-standard medical education would waste public
funds and woidd disgrace U.B.C.'s good name.
We of the University must make our own decisions and in the question of the medical school,
we should decide what to do without the intrusion
of medical groups. When clinical teaching becomes
a budgetary possibility, hospitals and practitioners
will be consulted. As it stands, these people are
needlessly getting the University into serious
(Continued on Page  3 0)
October,  1947
.  .  .  FLYING HIGH
Success   Notes:
Alfred Watts, 36-year-old lawyer and World
War II flyer gained another key position for a
U.B.C. graduate last month when he was appointed
secretary of the B.C. Law Society ... a 1933 Commerce graduate, Watts has held innumerable top
positions and travelled far in 14 years . . . Called
to the bar in 1935, he practised in Ashcroft and
Bridge River before joining the R.C.A.F.
. . . Commissioned as a pilot, he rose to the rank
of Group Captain, won the Air Force Cross and
at war's end was Director of Air Training in Ottawa. . . . Since discharge he practised in Vancouver, was chosen Honorary Secretary of the Faculty of Law at U.B.C. and was elected 2nd Vice-
President, Dominion Command, Canadian Legion.
... he married Rosalind Young (Arts '33) and
has three children . . . the high flying Alf Watts
will have headquarters for his new position in
Vancouver.  .  .  .
Kenneth Caple, C.B.C. program director, former
school teacher and campus radio enthusiast of the
middle twenties, was chief speaker at the annual
meeting of the Snohomish County Teachers' Institute at Everett, Washington. More than 600
delegates heard Caple speak on the topic "The
Challenge of 1948" . . . many Canadians felt that
one of the biggest challenges was C.B.C's ... to
improve its program list. . . .
Edward Chambers has been appointed instructor
in  economics  at  Whitman  College,  Walla  Walla,
Wash. . . . Chambers did statistical research on his
fellow alumnus, (Max) Cameron Commission. . . .
Robert Carver, 1946 Engineering graduate, had
to walk over the Andes in Bolivia, to get home
from a mining job. . . . Bob was in Bolivia about
a year and a half, but was forced to leave before
his three year contract expired because of the unsuitable labor conditions and the climate . . . no
transportation was available, so Carver walked and
wandered about the Andes at the 15,000 foot level
before two Indian guides picked him up and brought
him to the village of Oruro . . . from there he got
to Lima and flew thence to New York in 22 hours.
. . . He is now located with an American firm in
Scranton,   Penn.   .   .   .
President Norman McKenzie, who specializes in
getting jobs for fellow maritimers, particularly Dalhousie graduates, picked up another this month by
choosing Geoffrey C. Andrew of the Dept. of External Affairs in Ottawa as his Presidential Assistant. . . . Andrew, who is director of the Wartime
Information Board, and now holds the position
of Chief of Information of the Dept. of External
Affairs, will  also  lecture  in  English.  .  .  .
D. G. Chamberlain, 40-year-old principal of
Rossland High School, won a "marathon" contest
this summer at U.B.C when he was judged winner
of a contest sponsored by the UBC Summer Session Association, to find the student with the longest record of attendance at summertime lectures.
. . . Chambelain has been attending summer classes
for 15 years and will probably keep right on with
his hobby of collecting degrees. . . .
Undergrad Arthur Siddall, wartime sailor lad,
and electrical engineering student, was the object
of envious glances last month. . . . Arrived from
Ireland was his Irish sweetheart Jeanette McFet-
ridge, recently crowned the beauty Queen of all
Ireland. . . . Arthur married his heart's desire and
after a short honemoon this month will resume
his studies at U.B.C. . . .
Joan Christie is
home f r o m New
York with the dubious honour of having exchanged greetings with stubborn
Russian diplomat,
Andrei Gromyko . . .
on a visit to the
United Nations
building, Joan saw
Gromyko, and in
Russian said "Good
Day" . . . Gromyko
in true western style,
but without a smile
. . . raised his hat . . .
Joan was representing U.B.C'. at the
23rd Institute of
World Affairs at Columbia  Universitv.
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The Graduate Chronicle PERSONALITIES
Another U.B.C. girl, Jacquelene Jones, was attracting attention by working as a grease monkey
in a downtown g-arage. . . . "Johnny," working to
raise money for her fees, had a simple explanation
... "I like cars," she said, "and also there's nothing
else to I can do to make this much money . . ."
In 1937 Japanese student Shuichi Kusaki carried off top honors at UBC . . . this month brilliant
Kusaki, 31, who had been assistant professor of
Physics at Princeton University, drowned near
Princeton, N.J. . . . Kusaki was an authority on
cosmic ray research, and served with distinction
with the U.S. army in World War II against
Japan.   .   .   .
Dr. J. L. Robinson, associate professor of geography at U.B.C, came back with a startling report from a flying trip over the North Pole. . . .
said Dr. Robinson "The North Pole isn't a place
.  .  .  it's a condition.  .  .  ."
James Seymour
(Jimmy) Beard'
Arts '47, was heard
in Vancouver in a
play from San Francisco when he portrayed a doctor in
an N.B.C comedy-
romance, " Scotch
and So Diverting."
. . . Beard, son of
Edna Best, former
silent screen star
and once queen of
the English stage,
was taking a Radio
course at nearby
Stanford University
. . . the versatile
Beard who has written plavs for C.B.C,
the   B.B.C   in   Lon- UBIQUITOUS
don, appeared in pic- *#«■<»#■ iww-
tures (Charlie's Aunt with Jack Benny) and played
for U.B.C. cricket team, is presently located with
O'Brien Advertising in Vancouver. . . .
Dorothy Somerset, Director of B.C.'s Little-
Theatre group and a member of U.B.C.'s Extension
Dept., was re-elected president of the Western
Canada Theatre Conference in Banff in August. . . .
Jean Marie Ollivier, dietician last year at Acadia
Camp, was after new experiences down south of
the border. . . . Jean is visiting a cocoanut estate
in Trinidad.   .  .  .
Time and Lifers Bob Elson (head of Washington Bureau) and Stu Keate (Chief of Montreal
Bureau) were in town briefly this summer on vacation. . . . Stu played golf, said nothing . . . but
Elson, considered Time's outstanding expert on
international affairs, revealed that General "Ike"
Eisenhower might be "drafted" by the Republican
party to oppose Truman in the presidential elections . . . Bob said there is a good chance Eisenhower would be nominated by the Grand Old Party
if the party big-wigs became convinced neither
Taft nor Dewey can sweep the convention. . .  ,
Thelma   Coulter,
third year medical
student, is a good
argument against
old timers who say
the present generation aren't up to
the old grads. . . .
Thelma, an unusual
gal, is going back
to school although
she's the wife of a
longshoreman, the
mother of an eight-
year-old  son.  .  .  .
Royal City grads
will regard with
envy the plans of
the Pacific Stage
Bus Lines who are
drawing up schedules for a direct bus
service from New
W e s t m i n s t e r to
U.B.C. . . . those
who travelled the
nearly 20 miles via
tram, jallopy and in-
terminable bus and street car transfers, will recall
the old treks without enthusiasm. . . .
Dorothy Davies, former Players Club actress,
is getting paludits about town for her work in
developing a summer stock group. . . . Dorothy
and her associates got together on Bowen Island
and after several weeks preparation, ran a successful nine-week season, producing seven plays . . .
their plan: to establish legitimate theatre in the
entertainment   world  of  the  west.
Van Perry, a U.B.C. veteran graduate and one
of the best known Ubyssey writers both before and
after the war, has been appointed University Public Relations man to succeed fellow graduate Art
Sager. Perry left U.B.C in 1939 to serve with the
Seaforths, went into Personnel Selection in England and spent a year as staff officer at CM.H.Q.
in the personnel branch. He completed his studies
at U.B.C. in 1946 and after a return to newspaper
work for a year, he has come back to the campus
in his new position. He has seven years newspaper
experience in  and about Vancouver.
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October,  1947
This time of year when fee notices appear on
desks and tables (not excluding one from your
Alumni office"), people begin wondering just what
various organizations, clubs, etc., really are and
what they have done.
A greater number of persons—certainly including our own Alumni, perhaps yourself—have asked
"Just what is the Alumni Association anyhow?
What has it done and what's it doing? What do I
get out of belonging to it?"
There are somewhat differently-worded answers
to the first two questions but closest to the truth
might be that our Association is a voluntary organization of Alumni (all of whom are eligible for
participating membership) who are interested in
keeping in touch with U.B.C.'s problems and progress and who have been able to assist Administration,  Faculty and  Students.
One Alumnus gave your Secretary the answer
to the last question just the other day. He said:
"You get out of it what you put into it." In other
words, the more you participate by volunteering
for committees, being active in Branch groups, in
sending in comments, criticism and suggestions to
the Alumni office, in supplying news items and
articles for the "Graduate Chronicle," the more
you'll have the feeling of being a part of the organization and the more effective your Association will
be in serving U.B.C. and the Community.
Giving the lie to those who claim that Alumni
do not take an interest in civic affairs were the '
following at an Executive meeting of the Civic
Bureau of the Vancouver Board of Trade—G. E.
(Ted) Baynes (B.A.Sc. '32), Bill Birmingham (B.A.
'33), Tommy Campbell (B.A. '31), Alderman Alex
Fisher (B. Comm. '32, B.A. '33), Dr. Larry Jack
(B.A. '32), Major Ted Wilkinson (B. Comm. '37),
and your Secretary. . . . Back to the farm have gone
Dick Farrington (B.Comm. '34) and Jack Shane-
man (B.A. '35, B. Comm. '36). Dick, one of the
finest Footballers ever to play for the Blue and
Gold, is the proud proprietor of a Lodge on Vancouver Island. Former Student Councillor Jack,
who took a special Aggie course last year in preparation, will be headman of the Shaneman Ranch.
No dudes please! . . . Congrats and best wishes
go to F. S. (Van) Perry, who returned from Overseas in '45 and graduated in '46. Van's taken over
Art Sager's important position on the campus in
Public Relations. . . . Remarking that he was "glad
that U.B.C.'s educational standard has been kept
high all these years" was Alumni Office visitor
Alumnus  Arnold  Armour   (B.A.  '26)   who  intro
duced still another potential (and second generation) Alumnus—son Les. Les enrolled at U.B.C.
this Fall. . . . New Thunderbird team Physician
will be popular Dr. William (Bill) Charlton
. . . Wedding bells pealed for two members of the
Alumni Executive this Summer: Marg. McCaughey
(nee Haspel) and Jack Hetherington. To the Four-
sime: Nothing but happiness Best wishes
for a full year of campus activity go to Shirley
Harvey, first winner of the special Summerland
Scholarship and another deserved round of applause
to the Summerland Alumni Branch for making it
possible. . . . Another Summer visitor to the campus was Dr. Malcolm McGregor (B.A. '30, M.A.
'31). Malcolm, who's in the Department of Classics in the University of Cincinnati, performed
capably as wicket-keeper for the U.B.C. cricket
eleven whilst summering with his charming wife
and two young daughters . . . John I. Macdougall
(B.A. '34), Vice-Principal of Richmond High
School, dropped in on your Secretary and recalled the times of the reduced government
grants to U.B.C. John was a cub reporter on the
Ubyssey when now-famous Alumnus Ron Grantham (B.A. '31) was suspended for a strong, critical editorial. The Ubyssey staff printed a one-page
answer, an "obit" for freedom of speech. "I certainly admired President Klinck for the matter-
of-fact speech he made to those hostile students
though," concluded John. . . . New grad Alf Kil-
bank came in to say "au revoir." All's off to Chicago and post-grad work in Economics; is starting
a round-robin series of letters among fellow
Honors-Ec. classmates. .
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The Graduate Chronicle President Darrell Braidwood Reports
One of the most encouraging things to the
Alumni Executive in the past year has been the
growth of interest and activity in Alumni work.
One can well say that the Alumni Association
appears to have come of age and now seems destined to play its logical role in the operation and
development  of  the  University.
Since the appointment of the Secretary-Manager
a whole new system has developed within the
organization and while it is yet too early to say
that this system has reached perfection, neverthe1-
less there is now a greater degree of organized
effort within the Association than ever before.
More and more Alumni are coming to use the
office of the Secretary-Manager as a focal point
for their alumni activitives. It should be stressed
that this office is open at all times and the staff
are anxious and willing to co-operate with all members of the Association. Detailed records are kept
of Alumni and, for example, it is now possible to
produce a list of alumni in any given place on a
very short notice.
We can note with pride the establishment of
numerous branches. In British Columbia itself
there are now well organized branches in almost
every centre of the province. On problems of interest to the Association these groups can bring
a good deal of weight to bear as they are constantly
kept informed of Alumni activities and their advice
is sought on every major issue. They can, too,
become effective agents in influencing the opinions
of local members of the Provincial Legislatiure.
In a recent trip across Canada Past-President
Tom Brown, met with most encouraging response
in Eastern centres. He spoke to meetings in both
Toronto and Winnipeg. Alumni in Quebec and
Ontario seem very anxious to continue their associations made at the University and active groups
are in full operation in these provinces. Across the
prairies groups are in the process of formation.
Your President and Secretary-Manager recently
made a trip to California to attend the American
Alumni Council convention at San Francisco's famed Mark Hopkins Hotel. We were very impressed
with the interest and enthusiasm shown by the
groups in California and we had two of the most
successful meetings ever held on Alumni matters,
one at Berkeley under the Chairmanship of Percy
Barr and the other at Los Angeles under the Chairmanship of best-selling author Lionel Stevenson.
We found most enthusiastic support for Alumni
work and an earnest desire to co-operate in making
U.B.C. a better institution.
At the convention itself we found that our
Alumni Association is by no means far behind
some of the larger Alumni Associations on the
continent. In the magazine field particularly it was
apparent that our "Graduate Chronicle," edited by
Mr. Ormonde J. Hall, was well in the lead, particularly in the matters of advertising revenue and
advertising'  content.
We are still a young University and our graduates are, in the main, young people. Nevertheless,
The "Chronicle" records in its pages innumerable
instances of leadership in business and community
life being given by our graduates. An increasing
number of our members are taking dominant places
in the communities in which they live.
Another encouraging feature is the consideration which is being given to the Association and
its executive by the University. Its authorities are
now asking the advice and help of the Association
and we feel that this is a new departure which can
only be in the best interests of the University.
The Alumni Association exists only in the interests of the University and if its members can
help that institution, then its purpose has been
achieved. One can confidentially say that from now
on the Association will play a larger part in University life and will have much influence in the
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Page 21 U.B.C. Alumni in London, England greet visiting President Norman MacKenzie.
To discuss plans for a Southern California
branch of the Alumni Association of the University
of British Columbia, a group of alumni held a
dinner on Thursday evening, July 17, 1947, at Truman's Restaurant, Westwood. The president and
the secretary-manager of U.B.C. Alumnae association, Darrell Braidwood and Frank Turner, were
guests; and Lester McLennan, who has taken the
lead in organizing a Northern California branch,
was also present.
Lionel Stevenson, Arts '22, took the chair and
called upon all the alumni present to introduce themselves and give a brief account of their careers since
graduation. He announced that about forty alumni
have been located in the area, and that over thirty
of them have responded to his request to join a
future branch of the Association. He explained that
about a dozen of these were unable to attend the
dinner because of vacation tours or other engagements.
Lester McLennan described the steps that had
been taken in forming the branch in the San Fran-
ciso area. Darrell Braidwood gave an interesting
report upon the present condition of the University
and the plans for future expansion. Frank Turner
spoke about the activities and projects of the Alumni Association.
It was decided that the Southern California
branch should be established. An organizing committee was appointed, with instructions to proceed
with detailed plans and to arrange another meeting
for the Fall. The committee consists of Dorothy
Adams Foulger (Arts '21), Lillian Locklin Nicholas
(Arts '23), Edith McSewyn (Arts '29), Guy Corfield
(Sc. '24), Arnold Ames (Sc. '37), Fred Hartley
(Sc. '39), and Lionel Stevenson.
In addition to the committee members, the
alumni present at the dinner were Elizabeth Birnie
(Arts '40), W. M. Cameron (Arts '37), Belle Mc-
Gauley Cusack (Arts '30), Walter H. Goodwin
(Arts '42), Margaret Murphy Hartley (Arts '40),
Albert Charles Lake (Arts '38), J. L. McHugh
(Arts '36), Eileen Smallwood McHugh (ex-'39),
Richard A. Montgomery (Arts '40), Mary Boyd
Montgomery   (ex-'43),   and   Orville   M.   Ontkean
(Sc. '44).
•      *      *
The summer traffic between this area and Vancouver has been, as usual, heavy.
Mr. and Mrs. F. G. C. Wood paid a quick visit
to California, including Laguna and doubtless Victor Hugo's. Since Miss Wood will attend. Mills
College,  future frequent visits  are  indicated.
Dr. and Mrs. Tyler and family spent the summer
at Berkeley.
Dr. Earl Forrester attended a conference in San
Francisco in May and also was at the May alumni
dinner  in   Berkeley.
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The Graduate Chronicle (*J
The Barrs, Boltons, A. P. Robers, McLennans,
and many others (not yet reported in) made their
customary pilgrimage to  Vancouver.
H. E. Bramston-Cook (Oronite Chemical Co.,
San Francisco) has been touring the Eastern States,
Canada, and Europe. He will resume his travelling
later in South America after a brief intermission
for recovery purposes.
John Kask of the California Academy of Sciences, spent the summer in Costa Rica as a consultant
on fish conservation.
Harold Offord made his annual summer survey
of 'them thar hills' for blister rust while Leonore
(Mrs. Offord) pounded out another best thriller
Ted English was scheduled to roam the Northwest, talking on the control of atomic energy.
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Lerner are getting organized for their trip to Europe this winter when he
takes up his Guggenheim fellowship. They have
a very interesting and full itinerary. Mrs. Lerner
should take an atomic pile along for heating purposes.
Mr. Frank Seyer joined the Standard Oil Co. in
San Francisco. He is a fellow employee of Ray
Parker, Wilfred Donley, and Jim Home.
Incidentally, there is also a small nest of U.B.C.
graduates at Shell Development Co. in Emeryville
headed by J. Norton Wilson.
The ap. Roberts bought two (not one) houses
in Berkeley and have moved their menage from
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Braidwood and Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Turner attended the convention of the
American Alumni Conference in San Francisco in
July. A small group of U.B.C. alumni greeted them
at a dinner in Berkeley. Views were exchanged
on U.B.C. matters of mutual interest.
Mrs. Marie Witter DuGas has moved to San
George Stoodley is helping Fibreboard Products
Products move logs from the high Sierra to An-
tioch, where the only pulp plant in California is
Dr. Boggs has retired from Stanford View and
will settle in Piedmont, not, however, until he has
shown the University of Washington this winter
how good he is. We know they will want him to
stay, but once more the California climate will
win out.
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Leaders in the alumni branch movement are the graduates of Summerland ivho have provided U.B.C. scholarships to the above pictured girls. Miss Joan Charlotte
Bennef (left) won the scholarship last year and this fall is
entering her second year in Home Economics. She hopes to
specialize in dietetics and last year averaged 79.2 percent.
Miss Shirley Harvey, this year's winner, is 17. She hopes
to go in for dress designing on graduation from  U.B.C.
A verv enjoyable dance was held in the Ellison
Hall, Summerland, June 10th. The hall was suitably and verv artistically decorated for the occasion
with blue and gold replica of the U.B.C. Totem
and the U.B.C. Crest. A total of $94.55 was put
towards the scholarship fund as a result of the
dance. The Summerland Scholarship fund is now
within $600 of its goal, $8500.
All Wool
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October,  1947
Page 23 *     WOMEN    *
Mary Noxon, newly elected Vice-President of
the Players' Club Alumni, has had a varied and
interesting career since leaving University in 1937.
She went to England, stayed to take a secretarial
course, and to spend a year working at British
Columbia House. She travelled to France, studied
in Normandy and Brittany, and returned to England shortly after the outbreak of the war. After
a short stay at home in Vancouver she went to
Ottawa and for two and a half years worked as
Secretary to Mrs. Rex Eaton, Associate Director
of National Selective Service. The work entailed
travel in eastern Canada, and the interest involved
in policy making for labour during the war years.
Mary returned again to Vancouver as a placement
officer in the Employment Service.
Her present position is Provincial Executive
Secretary of the Girl Guide Association for B.C.
Last spring she was one of 24 delegates sent on
scholarships to the first post war conference of
International Guides in New York.
ROSEMARY COLLINS, '40, popular vice-
president of the Alumni, now has her office at
Hudson's Bay House, Winnipeg. As Women's
Personnel Supervisor for the Bay's Winnipeg store,
she interviews applicants, and is responsible for
ideas on personnel service. She has already spent
time observing methods in Calgary, Banff and
Winnipeg. In time she will visit all Hudson's Bay
stores in Canada and travel to the United States
to study various me'thods of handling personnel.
KATIE THIESSEN POOLE, '32 is spending
the greater part of a year travelling in Australia
with her husband. They will return to Kimberley
late this fall.
SIDNEY FLAVELLE has left to take up a
post with the Atomic Research Bureau at Chalk
River,  Ontario.
CAROL COATES, Canadian poet and playwright, is spending a year at the Sterner School
in England. She has been teaching in New York
where she recently met with notable success in
the production of a play of her own composition.
JESSIE MENNIE, '29, M.M., has been awarded
a Carnegie fellowship which takes her to England
for a year's study in Visual Education at the University of London. She will be on leave from the
National Film Board in Ottawa where she has
been attached for the last four years.
PAT MACRAE, '46 has joined the High School
Staff in Prince Rupert. Rohan Peele, '46 is teaching
at the Queen Elizabeth High School in Surrey.
Several British Columbia Alumnae went to Toronto in August as delegates to the first post war
conference of the International Federation of University Women: JANET McTAVISH, '21; MARGARET ESTEY, '28; HELEN MARR, '31; and
KAY KERMODE, '36 attended. DR. PHYLLIS
ROSS and MARGARET GILL, '19 assisted in
directing special interest groups. DR. DOROTHY
MAWDSLEY was among faculty women attending.
JACKIE VANCE has returned to Vancouver
to practise dentistry. Last spring she was the only
woman graduate in Dentistry at the Portland Dental College. She will be associated with the clinic
of Dr. Rader as a children's specialist.
MARIAN CASSELMAN, '32, took time off
her work in Frozen Foods in the Okanagan this
summer, travelled to Revelstoke and won the Women's  Golf  Championship  of the  Interior.
MARGARET LOCH, '30, is now on the staff
of King Edward High School, Vancouver.
MARJORIE LEEMING has joined the faculty
of the Department of Physical Education at the
University where she will give instruction in tennis,
badminton and golf.
PAT CAMPBELL is studying hotel management. After a summer at Yoho Lodge in the Canadian Rockies, she has continued her experience
at Grey Rocks Inn in the Laurentians in Quebec.
ELIZABETH   BRIVEY,   '40,   has   a  teaching
position in Pasadena, California.
ROMA MacDONALD, '47, is leaving for Berke^
ley to take post graduate studies in  English.
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Page 25 NEWS     ITEMS
Three outstanding high school graduates will go
to University of British Columbia this month with
financial assistance gained through The Vancouver
Sun's annual scholarships.
The youth's, all former Sun carriers, are:
who   averaged   88.3   percent   on   his   matriculation
Johann Erickson, 18, of 367 East Broadway,
Christopher James Hill, 18, of 3165 West
Twelfth, who averaged 87.7.
Denis Robert Telfer White, 18, of 2568 Trimble
who averaged 87.
JOHNSTON CHUN-TI PAO, graduate of University of British Columbia, leaves Vancouver
Tuesday to become First Secretary of the Chinese
Embassy to Mexico. He is a son of the late Dr.
Chunhow H. Pao, consul-general for China in Vancouver for several years. Johnson arrived here recently from Nanking.
Canadian Transport Company Limited, ship
operating subsidiary of H. R. MacMillan Export
Company Limited, has appointed Mr. Jones Manager. A graduate of the University of B.C. in commerce in 1934, Mrs. Jones joined the staff of Canadian Transport in that year and has been with the
company continuously except for war service from
1942 to 1945. Under his direction comes a fleet
of six 10,000-ton freighters and additional ships on
charter engaged in carriage of lumber and general
cargo from B.C. ports and in world wide trading.
We British Columbians are not a demonstrative people, but we are by no means lacking in
appreciation of our magnificent Province nor slow to voice its praises. But now one has a
deeper sense of what it has and what it means than those who have been absent from it.
From far and near the alumni of the University of British Columbia find their way back to
the stately buildings on Point Grey which, native sons or not, they look upon as "Home."
We bid them welcome on the occasion of the Annual Reunion. Welcome to those halls of
learning, to the cordial, colourful City of Vancouver.   Welcome to British Columbia.
Information on British Columbia was never more in demand than it is today. There is an
eagerness everywhere to know what it has to offer, and people in all parts of the world begin
to see it as a highly interesting field of opportunity.
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
DeDuty Minister.
Page 26
The Graduate Chronicle *     SENATE       NOMINATIONS     •
Dear Alumni:
In less than a year's time the University of B. C.
will be requesting nominations for the Chancellor
of the University and for the fifteen members of
Senate elected by Convocation.
As a graduate of the University you are a member of Convocation, entitled to make nominations
to Senate and to vote thereon.
We think that serious consideration should be
given by you in the following months to possible
You should send your formal nominations to the
Registrar of the University when requested by him
next  Spring.    If  names  and  descriptions  of your
nominees are sent to this Committee as soon as you
have chosen them, we will then have data available
for distribution, after which any necessary further
action can be taken to ensure complete coverage.
Yours faithfully,
MRS. HUGH (Marg Haspel) McCAUGHEY,
Chairman, Senate Nominations Committee.
Convocation is Composed of:
"The Chancellor (Chairman)
The Senate
All persons who became members of the Convocation prior to the first day of January, 1919
All persons holding academic appointments within
the University and those whose names are
added to the roll of Convocation by the Registrar of the University from time to time upon
instructions from the President
And all persons who have become graduates of the
Senate Consists of:
"a.   The Chancellor, and the President of the University, who shall be chairman thereof;
b. the deans and two professors of each of the
Faculties elected by members of the Faculty
(Agriculture, Applied Science, Arts and Science, Law);
c. three members to be appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council;
d. the principals of the normal schools (Vancouver and Victoria) ;
e. one member to be elected by the high school
principals and assistants who are actually engaged in teaching;
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f. one member to be elected by the governing body
of every affiliated college or school in this
Province (Victoria College, Union College of
British Columbia, The Anglican Theological
College of British Columbia);
**g. fifteen members to be elected by Convocation
from the members thereof;
h. one member elected by the British Columbia
Teachers' Federation . . ."
The duties of Senate are, essentially, to exercise
control over courses and curricula and to exercise disciplinary jurisdiction over the student
**The present members of Senate elected by
Convocation, whose terms expire next Spring, are:
Sherwood Lett, Vancouver; Law; continuously
since 1924.
H. T. Logan, Duncan; Education; 1930.
G. G. Sedgewick, Vancouver; Education; 1916.
Miss M. Dorothy Mawdsley, Vancouver; Education; 1941.
A. E. D. Grauer, Vancouver; Commerce; 1942;
A. E. Lord, Vancouver; Law; 1924.
Mrs. Sally Murphy Creighton, Vancouver; Education; 1942.
Walter N. Sage, Vancouver; Education; 1945.
Frank A. Turnbull, Vancouver; Medicine; 1945.
H. V. Warren, Vancouver; Education; 1939.
Kenneth P. Caple, Vancouver; Radio; 1945.
J. F. Walker, Victoria; Mining and Geology; 1939.
Austin B. Schinbein, Vancouver; Medicine; 1945.
C. A. H. Wright, Trail; Chemistry and Metallurgy;
Mrs. Kenneth M. Beckett, Vancouver; Housewife;
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October,  1947
If you remember how long ago 1924 was, you
can easily compute how respectable a member of
Science '24 must be today. Yet it doesn't seem
very long ago to some of us that one member of
that class was a brisk and sprightly undergrad who
decided to attend the Christmas plays by the stage-
door instead of the more usual route. (He had
probably swallowed his ticket, as an excitable Russian student actually did on another occasion.)
He found himself backstage amid a wilderness
of ropes, "flats", props, switchboards, painted hussies and other curious things. He had been partly
confused on entering and became wholly confused
amid these strange surroundings, especially as he
received no word of welcome from his hosts. In
fact, these highly decorated but stodgy people were
saying never a word. Suddenly he heard voices
from the other side of the set, and thinking these
sounded friendlier, he looked for a way to join
the speakers. He spied an opening. It was low,
and he had to get down on his hands and knees,
but he got through, out of the backstage murk
into wonderful light. But the friendly voices stopped. The speakers, in the middle of their little
play, had not expected to see a grinning Science-
man come through the fireplace onto the stage on
his hands and knees.
The more he tried to set them at their ease,
the more they were aghast and agog. The audience
loved it, to be sure; what could be more suitable
than a figure emerging from a fireplace at Yuletide?
But it some years before the Players' Club took
kindly to sets which called for a fireplace. It even
seemed some years before the little play got going
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Long years back (ah me! ah you! ah everybody!), there was a gifted undergrad who formed
a little club and mutual benefit society just before
a class-draw. There were twenty male members of
this club, and nary a female. Our purpose (for I
was one of the band) was to protect ourselves in
the draw. The two members who got the two most
unpromising damsels, by vote of all the members,
were to receive Full Protection. That is to say,
instead of these two chaps having to dance all night,
every single dance, with their two young ladies,
they were to be relieved by the entire club. Each
member was to engage each of the two girls for a
dance apiece. As a result, the two men had a tolerable evening and the two girls had the time of their
Now I look back at it, there seems something
slightly brutal about the whole arrangement. Who
were we to vote solemnly on a young lady's lack of
outward charm? Yet at the time it seemed a good
idea ... so many things did. And the two girls,
as I say, had a wonderful time. They never guessed
that the chivalrous young strangers whirling them
around were party to one of the most unchivalrous
schemes ever concocted on the campus. It would
have served them right if somebody had talked too
much and a women's club had been started in revenge. As a matter of fact, that is exactly what
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October,   1947
The election of officers to the Alumni Association executive will take place at the annual general
meeting in the Brock Building, Saturday, November 1, "Home-Coming Day" at Varsity, at 6:30 p.m.
All paid-up members of the Alumni Association
will be properly notified as per the constitution.
Three weeks prior to the meeting a slate of officers
will be drawn up by the Nominating Committee.
It is requested that any further nominations.
provided they are drawn up in accordance with the
constitution, be sent to the Alumni Association
Office at U.B.C. at least one week prior to the
Annual  General  Meeting.
Voting by proxy is permissible and the following officers are to be elected:
1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice-Presidents
Editor of Chronicle
Six Members at Large (2-year terms)
One Member at Large (1-year term).
All active members are allowed to vote.
Branches will note that Presidents of branches
of their delegates are automatically members of the
Central  Executive.
Attend the Annual General Meeting and vote.
Be a good Alumnus!
A former Vancouver man, Dr. Herbert Nickers.
Ph. D., head of the department of mechanical engineering at the University of B.C. from 1925 to
1937, is credited as the co-inventor of a new system
of jet propulsion which may revolutionize marine
Dr. Vickers is now living in London.
In association with Dr. Andrew Brown of South-
port, England, he has invented a new propulsion
until, which, is is claimed will be able to drive a
10,000 ton vessel at 15 knots operating on a diameter of only three feet. Steam turbines and internal combustion motors would become out of
date overnight if the new system proves practical.
Dr. Vickers was a lecturer in electrical engineering at Liverpool University before coming to
UBC. During the war he was an electrical research
worker at the Admiralty, engaged in highly con-
fidential  work.	
EDITORIAL   (Continued from Page  17)
trouble with the Provincial Legislature by blocking
our efforts to get the school started.
U.B.C. has too many of the "originals" on its
staff who came out to the campus in the pioneer
days with Dr. Wesbrook to ever forget what has
been truly sacrificed to build U.B.C. through fair
and foul weather.
We won't tolerate anyone making a football out
of U.B.C. We'll settle our own problems and go on
to build eventually one of the finest Medical Schools
on the continent, just as our predecessors have built
us a great University.
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Oct.  29, 2 p.m.—25th Anniversary of Cairn Ceremony.
Oct.  30,  8  p.m.—Student-Alumni Smoker, Pacific Athletic Club
12:15—Big Block Luncheon in Brock Hall
2:30—American Football Game:
U.B.C. vs. Lewis and Clark College
4:30—Tea in Brock Lounge
6:30—Alumni Association Dinner and Meeting in Brock
8:15—Basketball in Gym: Ralph Henderson's Alumni vs. U.B.C.
8:15—Potlatch in Auditorium
9:30—Alumni Dance in Brock Lounge
Page 30
When were they going to get their university
at   Point  Grey?
That was the question the University of British
Columbia students were asking.
Four years had elapsed since the end of World
War I and still no effort had been made to get
construction underway again at the Point Grey
campus. The skeleton of the Science building and
a few aggie barns was the only construction work-
that had been done on the campus when World
War I put a stop to building at the university.
Since the university had opened its doors on
Sept. 30, 1915, "home" had been in the "Fairview
Shacks," old wooden buildings at Tenth and Laurel,
owned  by  the  Vancouver  General   Hospital.
Thintrs started to smoulder in the spring of
1922, but the action really started in the fall of
the   same   year.
Plans were made tor a campaign to enlist the
public's support to the students' cause. Led by
members of the publicity campaign Committee the
students set out to do what some people considered
Vancouver newspapers praised the students'
efforts; Vancouver merchants donated space in
their advertisements to the campaign : service clubs
encouraged the university students; student speakers took their appeal to the stages of Vancouver's
theatres and  to the air waves.
However, the big work for the campaigners
was the job of getting signatures for the petition
urging the government to make provision for permanent quarters at Point Grev. Signatures had
been pouring in steadily and after the Wednesday
afternoon holiday, officials announced they had obtained the support of 30,000 people.
The climax to "Varsitv Week" came on Saturday! October 28. 1922. It was the day of the big
parade through the downtown area and the march
to the Point Grey campus. After the parade the
students boarded streetcars at Davie Street which
took them to Tenth and Alma. And then they
started the "trek" to the bush-covered campus.
Many of the students carried a stone in the
parade to the Point Grey site where a cairn was
made. While all the names of the students that
took part in the parade were entered in a metal
tube in the cairn, AMS President Ab Richards,
told  the  students:
"We hope that very soon around this pilc of
rock buildings will rise and a university will be
established which will bring credit to our Alma
Mater and renown to the province . . ."
The following inscription was later engraved
on the face plate of the cairn:
To The  Glory Of Our Alma  Mater
The   Student  Campaign
The fight to get the university at Point Grey
then  switched to Victoria.
Capt. Ian MacKenzie, now Minister of Veterans
Affairs in the Dominion cabinet, then one of the
MLA's from Vancouver, took up the cause for the
students. He told the legislature that ". . . if I
can not secure the support of the government on
the University issue, they can not have my support."
Three student representatives, Ab Richards,
Percy Barr, and Jack Grant went to Victoria to
interview the cabinet. The house caused a precedent when it adjourned to hear the U.B.C. delegation. Three page boys, their arms filled with, copies
of the petitions, were required to present the 53,000
petitions  to  the  house.
Then on Friday, November 3, it happened. The
new defunct Vancouver World broke out in jubili-
ant   headlines:   "The   University   Will   Be   Built."
And so the students got their university at Point
Grey. They moved into new quarters with the
session   1925-26.
As Ab Richards said about the campaign at
the cairn dedication ceremony: "To our successors
let it be emblematic of a united  student body."
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October,   1947
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The  Brief to the  Government emphasizes.
(1) A request to subsidize the Everyman
Theatre School Matinees which are put
on at far below cost for the benefit of
school children. The admission in such
cases amounts to only 25 cents.
(2) A guarantee against deficits.
(3) The use of a government truck to cart the
necessary props and scenery from location
to   location.
Some outside help has also come to the Theatre
from the University. University authorities have
turned over two buildings at Little Mountain which
gives the Everyman group a permanent home in
Vancouver at 41st and Willow.
There, a workshop, theatre, office, lounge, community dining room and a home for the company
has  already been  established.
1947-48 SEASON
The company, despite lack of assurances of
subsidization, is going ahead with its 1947-48 season
plans. Rehearsals are in full swing and the following schedule has been  completely arranged:
Oct. 1. The season opens with a two week local
stand within reach of Vancouver, the play being
a revival of "The  Importance of Being Earnest."
Oct. 15. The Company will make a two week
tour of the Fraser Valley, presenting Shaw's "Arms
and Man." Then with the same play the troupe
will tour the interior, touching such places as Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna, and Princeton. Possibly
Nelson and Trail will also be included. After the
Interior a tour of Vancouver Island has been arranged.
Dec. 8. The Group starts rehearsals for the
Vancouver season. New plays to be seen are
"Twelfth Night," Ibsen's "Doll's House" and a
new Canadian play by U.B.C. graduate, the brilliant
Lister Sinclair, entitled "One John Smith."
It is interesting from the graduate's point of
view, to note that many of the performances to be
given in interior centres will be sponsored by Alumni Branches in those towns.
This year's cast will be greatly improved over
last year's with the addition of new players. A
new star to join the cast is Beth Gillanders who was
seen in the past in University's production of "Play
Boy of the Western World" and the "Brontes."
Beth also appeared as Anromache in the "Trojan
Women" at the University summer theatre.
It's a tremendous risk that Lacey Fisher is
taking. But when a married man with a child has
faith enough to drop everything, it augurs well
for the future of the Everyman Theatre, whose
auspicious start last year, promises to pale before
its scheduled performances this season.
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The summer has brought about a few changes
amongst the Alumni in Ottawa. David and Joan
(Villiers-Fisher) Farr have now joined the group.
David is teaching history at Carletou College (affiliated with Queens  University).
Orme Dyer and Kenneth Waroper have both
joined the Department of External Affairs. George
Kidd, also with External Affairs, has received his
posting to Warsaw, leaving anytime now. and John
Halstead is on a year's leave of absence from the
Department to study at the London School of Economics.
Victor Johnston is leaving the Labour Department and he and Margaret (Morgan) are moving to
Toronto where Vic is going to take his Master of
Commerce at Toronto University. He is hoping to
be able to return to Vancouver after that. Dr. Allon
Peebles has also left the Department of Labour and
has moved to Chatham where he has entered private
Arthur Johnson, president of the Ottawa Alumni
group, has returned to Vancouver with his wife and
new son and reports have it that he has joined a law
firm there.
Plans are forging ahead for the Scholarship
Fund which we hope to be able to offer to the University shortly. The executive is also planning several functions for the winter months.
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October,   1947
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Art Siddall to Jeanette McFetteridge.
Corley   Schwartze   to    Kaye   Carmichael   (Kappa
Alpha Theta).
Edward Stanley Gregory (Kappa Sigma) to Frances Margaret Airey, '45 (Alpha Omichron Pi).
Alexander Cochrane Lang, '45 to Kathleen Wilsen
John Arthur Dawson to Moita Edith Keeves.
Leonard Burcell Bundy, Sc. '42 to Margaret Brown
Ramsay, '37.
William  Thomas   Oughtred   (Zeta   Psi)   to  Ruth
Constance Ryan  (Gamma Phi  Beta).
Austin Henry Jones to Isabel Alexandra Wilson.
Sydney Taylor to Dorothy Irene Tryon.
Donald Kinsey Ward to Helen Circle Worth, '47.
Isaac Haile, '44 to Margaret Maizie Hood.
Lome Graham Perry  (Delta Upsilon)  Comm. '42
to Sylvia Margaret Rees.
Roy Frederick Johnston  (Psi Upsilon)  to Patricia
Ruth Brown (Gamma Phi Beta).
Robert G. Wilson to Marjorie Weber.
John Leonard Winton to Anne Hewlitt Baxter.
Walter Donald Sage  (Psi Upsilon) to Elsie Mills
John Harold Palmer to  Elinor Mary  Siveritz.
Vernon   Maynor  Johnson   to  Susannah   Elizabeth
John   Moncrieff   Ames   to   Lillian   June   Williams
Alpha Gamma Delta) '44.
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To Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Jakeway (Madeleine Elliot
'35),  a daughter.
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Houston '37), a son.
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a  son.
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Frank Atkin, '42), a son, John Allan.
John D. Swanson, '29, 40 year old Vancouver
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articled to law firm of R. P. Davis and admitted to
bar  in   1932.
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