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 THE U.B.C. ALUMNI
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VOLUME 14, NO. 1
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CONTENTS
Alumni News
4 Brief to Minister of Education
6 Chancellor  Renominated
7 Alumnae and Alumni
—By Frances Tucker
Features
12 The Red Goat Wilderness
—By Marion Walker
14 Coast-to-Coast with the  President
16  Finland's  Forest  Economy
—By Francis Robinson
18 The Kelowna College Survey
—By Ann Dawe
20 Have Axe, Will Grind
—By Eric Nicol
22 The Library Expands
—By Neal Harlow
The University
27 The Faculty
28 Book Reviews
32 Sports  News
—By Barbara Schrodt
36 No News is Good News
—By Dave Brock
VOLUME  14, No.  1
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COVER
The cover photograph, taken by
Chuck Jones of THE PROVINCE, shows the University's
unique site on the tip of Point
Grey. The downtown area of
Vancouver and Stanley Park can
be seen in the background.
SPRING,  1960
U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE
Editor: James A. Banham, B.A/51
Assistant Editor: Frances Tucker, B.A.'50
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association
of the University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada.
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: President,
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.
MEMBERS-AT-LARGE: Rika Wright, B.A.
'33; Russell Palmer, B.A.'26, M.D., CM.;
Hon. James Sinclair, B.A.Sc'28; Harry J.
Franklin, B.A.'49; Terry D. Nicholls, B.Com.
'55,   LL.B.'56;   Mrs.   L.   H.   Leeson,   B.A.'23.
ALUMNI    SENATE    APPOINTEES:    J.
Norman Hyland, B.Com.'34, Nathan T.
Nemetz, Q.C., B.A.'34, H. L. Purdy, B.A.76,
Ph.D.
DEGREE REPRESENTATIVES: Agriculture, N. S. Wright, M.S.A/46, Ph.D.; Applied
Science, E. Douglas Sutcliffe, B.A.Sc'43;
Architecture, James Y. Johnstone, B.Arch.'52;
Arts and Science, 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, Reid Mitchell, B.P.E.'49, B.Ed.'55; Social
Work, Edwin F. Watson, B.S.W.'49, M.S.W.'55.
Alma Mater Society representative: A.M.S.
president, Peter Meekison.
EDITORIAL COMMITTEE: Chairman:
W. C. Gibson, B.A.'33, M.Sc, M.D., Ph.D.;
Technical advisers: J. Stuart Keate, B.A.'35, R.
Campbell Kenmuir, Arts '42, R. E. "Buzz"
Walker, B.Com.'47.
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 alumni donating to the annual
giving program and U.B.C. Development Fund.
Non-donors may receive the magazine by paying
a subscription of $3.00 a year.
3      U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE TEXT OF ALUMNI   BRIEF
A committee established by the board
of management of the Alumni Association has studied the question of the annual operating grant to the University.
A brief based on their findings was
submitted to the provincial government
in January. The committee, chaired by
past-president J. N. Hyland, consisted of
Mrs. Anne Angus, Miss Mary Fallis, the
Hon. James Sinclair, Dr. H. L. Purdy,
Fred D. Bolton, Nathan Nemetz, Q.C.,
and the president of the Association,
Mark Collins. The brief was presented
to the Alumni members of the provincial cabinet—the Hon. Leslie Peterson,
minister of education, the Hon. Robert
Bonner, attorney-general, and the Hon.
Ray Williston, minister of lands and
forests, who expressed keen interest in
the University and its financial problems. The brief, in the form of a letter
to   the   minister   of   education,   follows.
The Hon. Leslie Peterson, M.L.A.,
Minister of Education,
Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B.C.
Dear Mr.  Peterson,
The Alumni Association is grateful for
this opportunity of presenting to you its
views and recommendations concerning
the financial affairs of the University.
In this letter we direct your attention
to the operating as distinct from the
capital requirements at the University
of British Columbia.
PUBLIC SUPPORT
During the past fifteen years the University of British Columbia has been
called upon to serve the most rapidly
expanding area of Canada. It has conducted research, provided professional
training and in many other ways attempted to meet the demands of a growing population and virile economy. Had
it failed in its task, our economic expansion would have been seriously curtailed.
Public recognition of the contribution
made by the University and of the importance of higher education generally
has not been lacking. It was confirmed
in the success of the Development Fund
Campaign. Donations from thousands of
individuals throughout the Province constitutes a vote of confidence greater than
that accorded by the public to any other
Provincial University.
The University is now well embarked
on a programme of construction which
will provide some of the new classrooms,
laboratories, library and research facilities immediately required. With the implementation in 1960 of the Government
matching grants this programme will continue, as it must if the people of British
Columbia are to have a first-class University.
It is timely therefore to consider the
subject of annual operating revenue and
to relate this to the task which is performed and must be performed by the
University.
ENROLMENT
Table A illustrates the realized increase
in student enrolment in the five-year
period 1955-56 to 1959-60 and the projections for  1965-66 and   1975-76.
Table A shows the number of full-
time and partial students and the total
registration in each year. It provides
also a representative index of growth for
all other divisions of University activity,
i.e., summer session, short courses, correspondence and evening extension
courses, etc.
STANDARD OF TEACHING
A study of the future operating budgets of the University must encompass
the following factors:
A. The size of the student population:
B. The size of the physical plant to be
maintained and serviced with essential
utilities; C. The standard of teaching desired; D. The cost increase factor.
It is now clear that the increase in
the factors A and B is such that adequate
recognition of these will be required in
future budgets. With respect to teaching
standards, it is fervently hoped that the
enviable reputation achieved for the
University by its hard-worked staff will
never become a casualty of inadequate
revenue.
The teaching standards of the University are the direct outcome of the number, standing, competence and experience of its faculty. If our University
is to retain its acknowledged position as
one of Canada's important universities
it must be able to recruit and retain
highly qualified members of faculty by
matching the highest salaries available
in Canada.
FEDERAL GRANTS
The University of British Columbia
is a Provincial institution. It has always
been dependent upon the Provincial
Government for a substantial portion of
its operating budget and similarly the
Government has been a major contributor to each phase of its physical expansion. We do not anticipate any change
in this position in the foreseeable future.
The Federal Government has provided
additional operating revenue in recent
years and while this is most welcome
and has been acknowledged as helpful
it should be mentioned that all universities in Canada are in receipt of these
per capita grants. It should be noted, as
well, that here in British Columbia, because of our population and greater demand for higher education, these grants
are lower on a per-student basis than in
the other western Provinces. This is illustrated  in Table B.
BUDGETING  PROBLEMS
The University Administration is required to project most areas of planning
as much as five or ten years in the future, but in the field of operating revenue
it can plan for only the year ahead. We
suggest that this is a handicap to maximum efficiency in the field of budgeting
and long-range projections.
In view of this, it would seem advisable to develop a more "long-range" approach to the problem of providing adequate operating funds for the University.
ADVANTAGES  OF  A  FORMULA
It has been proposed that the development of a formula, acceptable to both
the University and the Provincial Government, would offer distinct advantages to
each.
A. For the University, a formula would
eliminate the annual uncertainty with
respect to the size of the operating
grant. We are of the opinion that
this would be of great assistance to
the University's administration in planning the most efficient use of its income.
B. For the Government, a formula and
its annual application would fix the
proportion of the University's budget
to be covered by Provincial Grant
without the necessity of protracted negotiations, or the possibility of public
and student controversy.
C. We believe that a formula would also
be of value in creating a closer sense
of partnership between the Government and the University.
COMPARISON OF
PROVINCIAL GRANTS
Prior to its consideration of a possible formula, the Association gathered
certain information which it believed
was pertinent. A digest of the data is
contained in Table C.
Table C notes the larger student enrolment at U.B.C. and also the fact that
on a per-student basis our University
is receiving considerably less from its
Provincial Government than the Provincial Universities in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba receive from then-
respective  Governments.
ADDITIONAL  FACTORS
Any attempt to measure the adequacy
of the current Provincial operating grant
in relation to the size of the task undertaken by the University must consider
the  following factors:
1. The effect of the allocations to Medicine and Education on general University operations.
2. The greatly increased use of University staff and facilities by summer and
night school registrants.
3. The decreased purchasing power of
the dollar.
Tables D and E demonstrate the effect of these factors on the utilization of the annual operating grant during the current year and the previous
eight years. It should be noted that
during this period and in the years immediately preceding, seven faculties, five
schools and many new courses were added to meet the need for graduate and
professional training in British Columbia
and that these additions increased considerably the per capita operating costs.
It is disclosed in the schedules that on
a compensated basis, the per-student
grant today is about 8% lower than it
was in  1952-53.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE     4 TO EDUCATION MINISTER
PROVINCIAL REVENUE
It is fortunate that our Provincial revenues, by comparison particularly with
Saskatchewan and Manitoba, are sufficiently high to enable an increase in University support without making too great
an impact on Provincial budgeting. This
is revealed in Table F.
CONCLUSIONS
1. That the great increase in demand for
University training in British Columbia indicates strongly the need for a
new approach to Provincial Government participation in the provision of
operating revenue.
2. That any new arrangement should
contemplate a minimum period of
three years.
RECOMMENDATIONS
We are impressed with the fact that
the western Province with the smallest
revenue (Manitoba) provides the highest
per student grant, $726.00. It is suggested that British Columbia, with the
highest tax revenue of the four western
Provinces, should be able to equal the
Manitoba figure. While this is the highest figure for 1959-60, it should be noted
that the general trend, particularly in
Alberta and Manitoba, has been upward
and the $726.00 figure may be exceeded
in 1960-61 or 1961-62.
1. That for the University operating
year 1960-61, the Provincial Grant
should be $726 for each full-time student enrolled in the Winter Session.
2. That the percentage of the 1960-61
operating budget represented by the
Provincial Grant calculated as in (1)
should be applied to the following
two years, i.e.,  1961-62 and 1962-63.
3. That at the end of this three-year
period a review be undertaken to determine the practicability of extending the formula for a further period.
These recommendations are based on
the premise that the University will
operate on basically the same scale as
at present. If major additions are contemplated in the three-year period, viz.,
Faculty of Dentistry, Physiotherapy, etc.,
added cost factors involved would require special consideration.
It is our opinion that the proposal
outlined above is well within the resources of the people of our Province.
We believe also that all citizens of British
Columbia will derive pride and satisfaction in knowing that their University
is receiving the measure of public support which it merits and requires.
The history and record of higher education demonstrates that an investment
in the development of human skills and
understanding will return incalculable
benefits to the citizens of British Columbia.
Respectfully submitted,
J. N. Hyland,
Immediate Past President,
Chairman,
Provincial  Operating  Grant  Committee.
TABLE A
Academic Year
Full-Time Students
Other (Partial,
etc.)
Total Registration
1955-56
6,080
323
6,403
1956-57
7,297
402
7,699
1957-58
8,525
461
8,986
1958-59
9,400
550
9,950
1959-60
10,100
533
10,663
1965-66
—
—
14,000(est.)
1975-76
—
—
23,000(est.)
TABLE
B
Government of Canada Grant—Per Full-time Winter Session Student
Gov't of Canada Grant
(estimated)
1957-58
1958-59
1959-60
U.B.C.
$1,363,869*
2,102,071
2,100,000
Alberta           Saskatchewan       Manitoba
$1,130,477            $   751,921            $596,800
1,744,573              1,156,060              887,638
1,800,000             1,159,000             900,000
Full-Time Winter
Session Students
1957-58
1958-59
1959-60
8,525
9,400
10,100
4,776                    3,368                 3,295
5,371                    3,907                 3,761
6,206                     4,323                   3,859
Gov't of Canada              1957-58                     $160
Grant per full-time         1958-59                       224
Winter Session Student   1959-60                       208
* Grant $1.00 per capita of population.   Increased
$237                     $223                  $181
325                        296                      236
290                       268                    233
to $1.50 with effect from  1958-59.
TABLE
c
Full-Time Enrolment
Winter Sessions
1957-58
1958-59
1959-60
U.B.C.
8,525
9,400
10,100
Alberta
4,776
5,371
6,206
Sask.
3,368
3,907
4,323
Manitoba
3,295
3,761
3,859
Provincial
Operating  Grant
1957-58
1958-59
1959-60
$3,936,000
4,334,000
4,984,000
$2,255,000
3,100,000
3,947,000
$2,135,000
2,500,000
2,700,000
$1,544,200
2,150,000
2,800,000
Provincial Grants per
Winter   Student
1957-58
1958-59
1959-60
460
461
493
466
577
636
633
640
624
468
572
726
TABLE
D
Trend
of Provincial Grant after deduction of allocation to Medicine and
Education and Correction for Purchasing Power
Remainder
Consumer
Provincial
Allocation to
for General
Price Index
Converted
Grant
Medicine       Education
University
(Vane.)
Remainder
1952-53   ...
...$2,722,100
$258,553              —
$2,013,563
117.4
$1,715,130
1953-54  ...
... 2,500,000
274,456               —
2,225,544
116.1
1,916,920
1954-55  ....
... 2,700,000
299,512              —
2,400,488
117.4
2,044,709
1955-56  ....
... 2,920,000
366,171        $ 10,000
2,543,829
117.9
2,157,616
1956-57  ....
... 3,500,000
410,174         200,000
2,889,826
119.6
2,416,242
1957-58  ....
... 3,936,300
509,037          375,000
3,052,263
122.6
2,489,611
1958-59  ....
... 4,334,000
584,463          434,000
3,315,537
125.1
2,650,309
1959-60
4,984,000
670,960         559,000
3,754,040
127.1
2,953,611
TABLE E
Corrected Provincial Grant Per Student
The corrected  Provincial  grant  available  per winter  student is lower now than  it  was
for the years  1953-56 inclusive.   In order to take  some  account  of the  rapid  increases  in
gross numbers,  a more realistic enrolment figure is one which gives weighted consideration
to summer and night school registration in classes for degree credit.
Corrected Provincial Grant Per Winter and
Equivalent Student (Excluding Medicine and Education)
Corrected
Provincial
Grant
1952-53   $1,715,130
1953-54   1,916,920
1954-55   2,044,709
1955-56   2,157,616
1956-57  2,416,242
1957-58    2,489,611
1958-59   2,650,309
1959-60   2,953,611
(a) Winter Enrolment—excludes students in Medicine and Education.
(b) Equivalent Enrolment—winter as defined above plus enrolment in degree credit summer
and extension courses.   The 3 categories of students are weighted as follows:
Categories Average Units Taken Weight
Winter    15 1
Summer  5 1/3
Extension   3 1/5
Winter(a)
Per Winter
Equivalent(b)
Per Equival
Enrolment
Student
Enrolment
Student
4,901
$350
5,293
$324
5,005
383
5,481
350
5,399
379
5,869
348
5,758
375
6,501
332
6,259
386
7,240
334
7,190
346
8,840
282
7,877
336
9,613
296
8,164
362
9,888
299
Western Provinces
British Columbia
TABLE
Net General Revenue
for Year Ending
March 31/60
(millions)
 $292.1
  223.0
F
1959-60 University
Operating Grant
(millions)
$4,984
3.947
2.7
2.8
University Operating
Grant as a
Percentage of
Provincial Revenues
1.706
1.772
1.892
2.886
Saskatchewan  	
Manitoba 	
  142.7
    97.0
5      U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE CHANCELLOR    RE-NOMINATED
The board of management of the
Alumni Association has endorsed the reelection of Dr. A. E. Grauer as Chancellor of the University.
Dr. Grauer was first elected in 1957
and is eligible for a second three-year
term in the elections on May 31. His
re-nomination was submitted by a group
of active alumni and unanimously approved by the board.
Mark Collins, Alumni president, made
the following statement following Dr.
Grauer's re-nomination:
"Dr. Grauer has been an outstanding
Chancellor who has worked quietly, unceasingly and very effectively for the
University.
"It is significant that the highly successful Development Fund Campaign
was initiated and conducted under his
leadership and that during his term of
office there occurred a notable increase
in public recognition of the importance
of the University and of higher education generally.
"Dr. Grauer was largely responsible
for the attention that has been given to
faculty salaries and he is now equally
concerned about the need to expand
University research in many fields.
"He has stated on many occasions that
if the University is to fulfill its proper
function it must have greater support
from all levels of government and continued support from the community. We
know that he will continue to work to
this objective.
"We are pleased and proud to endorse the re-election of Dr. A. E. Grauer
as Chancellor of U.B.C. for another
term and the board is confident that this
action will be approved by an overwhelming number of graduates."
The University registrar, Mr. J. E. A.
Parnall, has given notice that the election
of the Chancellor and the 15 members
of the Senate to be elected by Convocation will take place on May 31.
Dr.   A.   E.   Grauer
NEWS NOTES
The committee which investigated the
operating grant to the University (see
pages 4 and 5) is only one of several
committees which have been struck to
study some of the major problems facing
the University. Through its branches,
divisions and committees, the board of
management has attempted to direct
alumni thinking to the solution of these
problems.
EQUALIZATION  GRANTS
The cost of attending U.B.C. particularly for those students living outside
Vancouver, is a perennial problem, and
one which is now under investigation.
The principle of equalization grants has
been approved by the board of management and the committee is now obtaining facts, figures and opinions from
centers throughout B.C. The committee's
report will be presented this spring.
JUNIOR COLLEGES
In November of last year a special
committee headed by Nathan Nemetz,
Q.C, was appointed to investigate the
possibility of conducting a province-wide
survey and the advisability of the Association taking a stand on the issue of
junior colleges. Both proposals were rejected on recommendation of the committee and a resolution calling for the
appointment of a Royal Commission to
study the future needs of higher education in B.C. was proposed and passed by
the board.
THE UNIVERSITY SENATE
In the Senate elections which will take
place this spring the board will encourage
the nomination of at least 15 qualified
and interested alumni to represent Convocation and will seek a better geographi-
The 1959-60 board of management of the Alumni Association held their January
meeting at the home of the Chancellor, Dr. A. E. Grauer. First vertical row, beginning at foot of stairs: Mark Collins, James Banham, D. B. Fields, A. H. Sager (at
top). Second row: Chancellor Grauer, D. B. Franklin, Terry Nicholls, H. J. Franklin,
Peter Meekison. Third row: J. N. Hyland, Dr. J. M. Fredrickson, Clyde Rowatt, Don
F. Miller, Emerson Gennis. Fourth row: Nathan T. Nemetz, Q.C, Mrs. Mary Leeson,
James Johnstone, Kingsley F. Harris, Ivan Feltham. Anne Howorth (next to Mr.
Nemetz in front row). Final row, against wall: Mrs. Thelma Johnstone, Mrs. Lois
Fisher, Mrs. Jean McKay, Rika Wright, Margaret E. Leighton and Edwin F. Watson.
cal representation of candidates. The
Association is also undertaking a study,
in cooperation with a committee already
established by the Senate, of the work
of this important body and its composition.
STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY
As has been noted many times there is
nothing wrong in "bigness" in higher
education. But rapid growth is sometimes
difficult and painful and problems inevitably arise. Some of these problems—
or challenges—are being investigated by
the State of the University committee
under the general chairmanship of Stuart
Keate.
PRESIDENT'S TOUR
Alumni living in Kamloops and the
Okanagan will be pleased to hear that
President MacKenzie will make a speaking tour through that area early in April.
The executive director of the Alumni Association and James Banham, the University's information officer, will accompany
the president.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE
6 ALUMNAE   AND   ALUMNI
(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 May 1, 1960.)
1923
Sidney Clifford Barry, B.S.A., became
Canada's deputy minister of agriculture
on January 1. In his 34 years with the
department, Mr. Barry has had wide experience and responsibility in poultry and
livestock production and marketing, and
many challenging assignments.
Neil M. McCallum, B.A.Sc, P.Eng.,
who has been manager for General Construction Company (Alberta) Ltd. since
he resigned as chief engineer, B.C. Department of Highways, in 1956, is returning to B.C. to become general manager
of Willis & Cunliffe Engineering Ltd.,
consulting engineers, of Victoria. Mr.
McCallum is one of British Columbia's
best known engineers.
1924
Mrs. Lome Morgan (Lucy Ingram,
B.A., M.A.(Cal.), Ph.D.(Cak)), is manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia's economics department and editor of their
Monthly Review. Mrs. Morgan has the
rank of supervisor.
1925
Lyle A. Atkinson, B.S.A., M.S.A.,'35,
has been appointed general manager of
the Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association, succeeding Alec H. Mercer.
Sydney B. Ingram, B.A., is director of
education for the Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. Mrs.
Lome Morgan is his sister.
1926
E. W. (Ed) Bassett, B.A.Sc, the provincial deputy minister of lands, has
been appointed to the Canadian team in
the international negotiations to start
February 11 to work out a treaty on the
development of the Columbia river.
Mr. Bassett has been a member of
the technical liaison and policy liaison
committees set up by the federal and
B.C. governments, and has had useful
experience as a member of the sub-committee to study the Columbia which was
set up by the International Joint Commission. It was the work of this subcommittee which led to these negotiations.
1928
Hugh J. Hodgins, B.A.Sc. in forest
engineering, vice-president, timber, of
Crown Zellerbach Canada Ltd., has been
elected for a two-year term as president
of the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
1931
Donald B. Grant, B.Com., comptroller
with the Joy Manufacturing Co. (Canada)
Ltd. in Gait, Ontario, has been appointed
a school trustee.
Three U.B.C. graduates stationed at Camp Borden are shown above at a recent
luncheon there. They are, left to right, Brigadier R. L. Purves, D.S.O., CD., B.A/32,
commander Camp Borden (Army), and Commander K. E. Grant, CD., B.A/37,
commandant of the Joint Atomic, Biological and Chemical Warfare School, Camp
Borden, with their luncheon host, Group Captain R. R. Hilton, CD., B.A.Sc/34,
commanding officer of the R.C.A.F. station, Camp Borden.
1932
Donald J. MacLaurin, B.A.Sc, M.Sc.
(Lawrence Coll., Appleton, Wis.), has
been appointed management consultant
for Powell River's new fine paper mill
project. He returns to B.C. from Men-
asha, Wisconsin.
1933
Victor J. Southey, B.A., B.A.Sc, has
been appointed general manager of the
Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation's
two iron ore mines in Newfoundland.
1934
Nathan Nemetz, Q.C., B.A., and City
Commissioner John C. Oliver, B.A.'26,
B.A.Sc'27, have been appointed by Vancouver City Council as its bargaining
team for 1960 civic wage negotiations.
1935
Richard Holmes, B.A., Ph.D.(Tor.), is
a research associate in biochemistry with
the Alfred I. du Pont Institute of The
Nemours Foundation in Wilmington,
Delaware.
1936
Peter J. Sharp, B.A., B.Com., has
been appointed general manager of Expanded Metal Co. of Canada Ltd., An-
nacis Industrial Estate, New Westminster, a subsidiary of Britain's Expanded
Metal Company Limited.
W. Michael Swangard, B.S.A.(Sask),
M.S.A., D.Sc.V.M.(Munich), is director
of trade relations and consultant for research with Diamond Laboratories, a
pharmaceutical and biological company
in Des Moines, Iowa. His wife is the
former Helen Mathews, B.A.'23, M.A.
'26.
1937
William M. Cameron, B.A., M.A.'40,
Ph.D.(CaL), has been appointed to direct
the oceanographic program of the department of mines and technical surveys.
He will have charge of the new Bedford
Institute of Oceanography in Bedford
Basin, Halifax, which will take five years
to complete and will have a staff of 300.
1939
Robert E. Bell, B.A., M.A.*41, Ph.D.
(McGill), has been appointed Rutherford
professor of physics at McGill University,
and will succeed Dr. J. Stuart Foster
on June 1 next as director of the Radiation Laboratory. Dr. Bell has been acclaimed for his recent research at the
Dr. Neils Bohr Institute in Copenhagen
where he spent a year as a visiting nuclear scientist.
John Davis, B.A.Sc, B.A. & B.A.Sc.
(Oxon.), Ph.D.(McGill), director for research and planning, B.C. Electric,
roused great interest when he suggested
a uranium enrichment plant for northern
British Columbia, in a paper given at
the B.C. Natural Resources Conference
last November.
Fred L. Hartley, B.A.Sc, has been
elected a director and senior vice-president of the Union Oil Company of California. He will assume executive responsibility for all marketing operations.
1940
Lionel Morran Sanford, B.A., B.A.Sc.
'41, has been appointed senior technologist, head office manufacturing
operations, for Shell Oil Company of
Canada, Limited.
7     U.B.C.    ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Gerald White, B.S.A., has been made
western branch manager for Ortho Agricultural    Chemicals    (Canada)    Limited
with headquarters at New Westminster.
1941
Commander Thomas H. Crone, B.A..
R.C.N.. has been appointed to the command of H.M.C.S. Skeena, a St. Laurent
class destroyer escort attached to the
Second Canadian Escort Squadron at
Esquimalt.
William   Lindsay,   B.A.Sc,   has   been
made manager of the Edmonton operations of Monsanto Canada Limited.
1942
Harry J. Home, B.Com., formerly
first secretary (commercial) in the Canadian* Embassy in Karachi, is now consul
and trade commissioner in Chicago,
Illinois.
Charles E. T. White, B.A.Sc, has been
appointed plant superintendent, Electronic
Materials Plant, of Consolidated Mining
& Smelting Co.  of Canada,  in Trail.
1943
John G. H. Halstead, B.A., counsellor
with the Canadian delegation to the UN,
was credited by External Affairs Minister Green as one of the chief negotiators, with Wallace B. Nesbitt, vice-chairman of the delegation, of the recent
Canadian resolution for a world-wide
study of atomic radiation which won
unanimous East-West agreement in the
general assembly. Mr. Halstead, also a
graduate of the London School of Economics, is with the department of external
affairs.
1946
Ralph R. "Hunk" Henderson, B.Com.,
was elected president of the B.C. Lions,
Vancouver's professional football team,
in January. He was captain of the U.B.C.
Thunderbirds in 1937-38.
Arthur Frederick (Art) Jones, B.A.,
president of Artray Film Productions, has
been awarded the first commercial TV
licence in Vancouver over four other
contenders in hearings before the Board
of Broadcast Governors. He plans to run
a community station and hopes to have
it operating by October 1. He was a
Ubyssey photographer while attending
the University.
Charles A. Moore, B.A.Sc, has been
made technical and development manager
for Monsanto Canada Limited.
A. J. Tony Poje, B.A., has been promoted to industrial relations supervisor,
timber, by Crown Zellerbach Canada
Ltd.
Eldin S. Underwood, B.A.Sc. in
chemical engineering, has been appointed manager, heavy chemicals, in Antara
Chemicals, a sales division for the Dye-
stuff and Chemical Division of General
Aniline & Film Corporation, of New
York.
John Peter Zubek, B.A., M.A.(Tor-),
Ph.D.(Johns Hopkins), professor and
chairman of the department of psychology at the University of Manitoba,
whose field is somasthesia, is carrying
out tests as pure research which have
been underwritten by the Defence Research Board.
U.B.C graduates, most of them doing post-graduate work in the United Kingdom,
are shown at the Canadian Universities Society reception in London last October at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hemming. Front row (left to right): Ian Gartshore,
B.A.Sc/57, Don McKinnon, B.A.Sc/54, Hamish Simpson, B.A/57. Seated: Mrs. Douglas
Roe (Kathleen Knowlton, Class of '24), Mrs. Jim Adams (Constance Peter, B.A/23),
Mrs. Hemming (Alice Weaver, B.A/28), Shirley Manning, B.A/50. Standing: Mrs.
Jim Smith, Jim Smith, B.A.Sc/54, M.A.Sc/55, Barbara Biely, B.A/59, Glen Lockhart,
B.A/57, Mrs. Graham Marshall (Joan West, B.A/32), Mrs. Glen Lockhart, Susan
Reid, B.A/58, H. F. E. Smith (B.C. House, London), Shelagh Thrift, B.A/59, Sally
Gregson, John Helliwell, B.Com.'59, Marjorie Gilbart, B.A/58, Sholto Hebenton,
B.A/57, Helen Mossop, B.A/59, Wayne Hubble, B.A/58, Trudy Pentland, B.A/56.
Missing from picture, Jane Banfield, B.A., LL.B/54.
1947
S. M. Carter, B.Com., has been appointed special representative in the
leasing and sale of office furnishings
and equipment by Coast Office Equipment Leasing Ltd.
David Geoffrey Colls, B.A., with an
associate, has formed a new company,
Magnachem Ltd., with head office in
Calgary and a sales office and warehouse
in Vancouver, offering a complete corrosion detection and mitigation program
to industry.
Frederick W. Dakin, B.Com., has
been appointed an executive director of
the G. W. Robinson Company Limited,
in Hamilton. Mr. Dakin has had 13
years of experience in management of
department, furniture and appliance
stores throughout Canada.
Jack Arnold Ferry, B.A., B.Com, has
been appointed Western Marketing Director, Cockfield, Brown & Company
Limited. Mr. Ferry is a former editor
of The Ubyssey.
Donald A. McRae, B.Com., has been
appointed general manager of Mercedes-
Benz Distributors Western Ltd.
Francis   Alan   Phillips,   B.Com.,   has
been   made   manager,   treasury   department,  central  division of the  Shell   Oil
Company,  in Toronto.
1948
Dr. H. J. Duffus, B.A.Sc, B.A/49,
has been appointed head of the physics
department of the Canadian Services College at Royal Roads.
Mrs. Ralph E. Giesey (Nora Clarke,
B.A.), is taking the first year of graduate
work in the School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, on an $1800 grant
from the National Institutes of Mental
Health, while her husband is visiting lecturer in the department of history there.
David Benson Laughton, B.S.A.,
B.Com.'49, has been transferred to London as agricultural secretary in the High
Commissioner's office, from the embassy
in Mexico City where he was commercial secretary.
Robert Davis Lawson, B.A.Sc, M.A.
Sc'49, Ph.D.(Stanford), has joined the
staff of the Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois, as an associate
physicist in the physics division.
George C. Richards, B.Com., has been
promoted to controller of the Eastern
chemical division of Hooker Chemical
Corporation in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
William   A.   T.   White,   B.Com.,   is
supervisor, urban renewal and publis
housing division, of the Central Mortgage & Housing Corp., Ottawa.
1949
J. S. Bagnall, B.A., has been appointed
product sales manager, adhesives and
resins division, of Monsanto Canada
Limited.
Richard Fairey, B.A.Sc, P.Eng., has
been appointed senior works officer,
Royal Canadian Engineers, at Whitehorse, Y.T.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE     8 Wendell Forbes, B.Com., has been
made circulation manager for Life
magazine, with headquarters in New
York.
Barbara Geoffrey, B.A., B.S.W.'50,
has joined the counselling staff of the
Alcoholism Foundation of B.C.
R. G. (Dick) MacKinnon is chief accountant for the Shawinigan works of
Du Pont of Canada.
J. A. McNab, B.Com., administrator
of Port Arthur General Hospital, has
been named third member of the Hospital Survey Board to assess Manitoba's
hospital situation.
William A. Street, B.A., LL.B., was
elected an alderman to the Vancouver
city council in December.
W. E. Webb, B.S.F., M.F.(Syracuse),
with Forestal Forestry & Engineering International, who made the forest inventory for the Khulna pulp mill project in
Pakistan, is back in Vancouver working
on the maps and reports of the inventory.
Gaynor P. Williams, B.A.Sc, is research officer, snow and ice section, in
the division of building research of the
National Research Council.
1950
William S. Amm, B.A.Sc, has been
appointed vice-president and general
manager of Emil Anderson Construction Co. of Hope, B.C.
Patrick J. Fogarty, B.A., B.S.W.'51,
M.S.W.'52, has been named director of
research and planning with Saskatchewan's department of social welfare
and rehabilitation.
R. F. Linden, B.A.Sc, has been appointed superintendent of the mechanization development division of the newly
formed engineering and development
branch of the Post Office department.
1951
W. J. Connery, B.A.Sc, has been
made manager of the Cowichan Sawmill
division of B.C. Forest Products at
Youbou.
Robin LeBrasseur, B.A., M.A.'54, has
been awarded the 1959 Andre Meyer
fellowship for research given by the
Food and Agriculture Organization of
the UN. Mr. LeBrasseur specialized in
plankton research and ocean productivity
at the Fisheries Research Board's Nanaimo station. The coveted award will
give him a year's study abroad.
Walter H. Lewis, B.A., M.A.'54, Ph.D.
(Virginia), assistant professor at Stephen
Austin College in Nacogdoches, Texas,
has received a $9,000 research grant in
botany from the National Science Foundation of Washington, D.C.
John O. McGuirk, B.A.Sc, has been
appointed B.C. area sales manager for
Gypsum, Lime & Alabastine Ltd.
Harry E. Palmer, B.A.Sc, P.Eng., has
established Palmer Gas Consultants Ltd.
in Calgary, offering a complete service
to the gas industry in Western Canada.
Armand P. Paris, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc.,54,
has joined the faculty of Xavier Junior
College, in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
1958
Francis A. Dullien, Dip. Chem. Eng.
(Budapest), M.A.Sc, has won a C-I-L-
fellowship for advanced chemical research, and is now working towards a
Ph.D. in chemical engineering at U.B.C
1952
Donald W. Moore, B.A.Sc, M.Sc.
(Wash.), has been made chief engineer,
Electrosolids Corp., a California company in the electronics field.
A. M. Unrau, B.S.A., M.S.A.'53, Ph.D.
(Minn.) in plant physiology, Ph.D.(Minn.)
in biochemistry and organic chemistry,
has been appointed to the department of
biochemistry, University of Hawaii.
1953
W. C. Robinson, B.A.Sc, has been
made inspector and resident engineer at
Prince Rupert for the B.C. department
of mines.
1954
R. J. Forrest, B.S.A., M.S.A.'55, Ph.D.
(Illinois), is the new research officer in
animal husbandry at Agassiz Experimental Farm.
Justin Greene, B.Com. has been named
executive director of the Northwest
Memorial Hospital in Seattle, a large
hospital now under construction.
Joan E. Mitchell, B.A., B.L.S.(McGill),
M.L.S.(Tor.), has been made Union College's first full-time librarian, through
the H. R. MacMillan Educational Fund
grant to bring the library up to the
standards set by the American Association of Theological Schools.
Clive V. Nylander, B.A., LL.B.'55,
has been appointed the first full-time
solicitor for Ladner municipality.
Paul S. Touchburn, B.S.A., M.S.A.'56,
Ph.D.(Ohio State), has joined the staff
of the department of poultry science of
the Ohio Agriculture Experiment Station
at Wooster, Ohio.
Capt. Ed. M. Wade, B.A.Sc, R.C.C.S.,
is serving in the Gaza strip with the UN
emergency force in Egypt. His wife is the
former Nola Richards, B.H.E.'51.
1955
Gordon Elliott, B.Com., is now managing director of Regional Marketing
Surveys Ltd., a marketing research and
consulting firm affiliated with Peter
Dewhurst & Associates Ltd.
Mike Kew, B.A., an anthropologist,
has left the Provincial Museum to go
into the Saskatchewan government service, for work with the northern tribes.
J. M. Kirwan, B.A., has been made
administrative assistant and public relations officer in Canadian Petroleum
Assn.'s Saskatchewan division.
William L. (Mac) McCamey, B.Com.,
M.B.A.(Florida), has joined the Office
of International Finance in Washington,
D.C.
Melvin J. Shelley, B.A.Sc, M.B.A.,
P.Eng., has been appointed city engineer
for Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, effective
March  1,  1960.
1956
Darshan S. Johal, B.A., M.Sc'58, is
a planner with the Capital Region Planning Board in Victoria.
Peter Julian Riley, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc.
'58, is assistant professor in nuclear
physics at the University of Alberta, and
also doing post-graduate work towards
a Ph.D.
Ralph G. Sultan, B.A.Sc, who is in
his second year at Harvard's Graduate
School of Business Administration, has
been elected a Baker Scholar, the highest
academic honour which the school can
bestow upon a student.
1957
Donald E. Buchanan, B.A., has been
appointed National Film Board representative in Victoria.
1958
Fraser G.  Wallace,  B.Com.,  M.B.A.
(U.C.L.A.), has a teaching fellowship at
U.C.L.A. while working towards a Ph.D.
in business administration.
1959
D. H. Hall, B.Sc(Alta.), M.A.fTor.),
Ph.D., has been appointed assistant professor of geophysics at the University of
Saskatchewan.
Diane MacEachern, B.A., has been appointed an anthropologist in the Provincial Museum.
BIRTHS
MR. AND MRS. DAVID C AIRD,
B.Com.'52, a son, James Alexander,
December 2,   1959,  in Vancouver.
DR. AND MRS. KENNETH BERRY,
M.D.'56, (nee SALLY TENENBAUM,
B.A.'54, B.S.W.'55), a son, Mark
David, November 18, 1959, in Ann
Arbor,   Michigan.
MR. AND MRS. MICHAEL J. COLLS,
B.Com.'56, (nee MORAG MURRAY,
B.Com.'56), a daughter, November 18,
1959. in Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. J. KENNETH DAKIN,
B.Com.'48, a daughter, November 15,
1959, in Vancouver.
DR. AND MRS. HUGH A. DAUBENY,
B.S.A.'53, M.S.A.'55, Ph.D.(Cornell),
a son, Peter Hugh, January 6, 1960,
in Chilliwack.
MR. AND MRS. RAY DIXON, B.Com.
'55, (nee RAE E. CONNELL, B.A.'54,
B.S.W.'55), a son, Robert Thomas,
January 13, 1960, in Vancouver.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE MR. AND MRS. A. ERIC GEE, B.Com.
■49, (nee KATHLEEN ROSE MacMILLAN, B.A.'47, B.S.W.'48), a son,
Michael Ewart, October 31, 1959, in
Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. ARTHUR G. LAWS
(nee MARY SEELY, B.A.'55), a daughter, Gwendolyn Ruth, August 12, 1959.
in Montreal, P.Q.
MR. AND MRS. JAMES W. LEE,
B.A.Sc'47, a daughter, Wendy Ann,
September 6, 1959, in Kingston, Jamaica.
MR. AND MRS. J. PETER MADILL,
B.Com.'59, a daughter, Barbara Leslie,
November 14, 1959, in Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. JAMES LESLIE
NIVEN, B.Com.'54, a son, James
Lawrence, January 6, 1960, in Ocean
Falls.
MR. AND MRS. JOHN PEARSON (nee
BETTY CLARKE. B.Com.'57). daughter, Marion Louise, December 15,
1959, in Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. KEN ROSS, B.A/54.
(nee LINDA REEVES, B.S.N/56). a
son, David Kenneth, November 22,
1959, in Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. MELVIN J. SHELLEY,
B.A.Sc/55, M.B.A., P.Eng.. (nee
MARY ANN McCAMEY, B.Com.
'57), a son, Calvin Leigh, November
30, 1959, in Vernon.
MR. AND MRS. GORDON A. THOM,
B.Com.'56, (nee HELEN W. HURL-
STON, B.A/55, B.S.W/56). daughter,
Kathryn Heather, November 22, 1959,
in Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. ARTHUR H. WHISTLER, (B.A.Sc/50) (nee BARBARA
CORKER, B.A/49). a son, Leonard
Keith, October 13, 1959, in Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. HENRY WIEBE, B.A.
'51, B.Ed.'56, of Grostenquin, France,
a son, Robin Scott Kahler, in Germany.
MARRIAGES
ALEXANDER - STEWART. Kenneth
Grey Alexander, B.A/58, to Sharon
Marie Stewart, in Vancouver.
BANKS-MACDONALD. William John
Banks to Mary Joan Macdonald. B.A.
'44, in Vancouver.
BUTLER-CLARK. Michael Eric Butler, LL.B/59, to Roberta Donna Clark,
in Vancouver.
BUTLER-HARRIS. Peter Woods Butler, B.A/53, LL.B/56, LL.M.(Har-
vard), to Lucia Harris, in Vancouver.
CAMERON-RICHARDSON. Jack R.
Cameron, B.A/52, to Noel Constance
Richardson, B.A/59, in Sidney, Vancouver Island.
CLAYTON-COPE. R. A. W. Clayton,
B.A.Sc/51, to Geri Cope, in Victoria.
CROCKFORD-McCALLUM. Dr. Peter
Michael Crockford to Elizabeth Mary
McCallum, B.P.E/57, in Calgary, Alberta,
DOANE-STEIN. Edward Michael Doane
to Carole Vida Stein, B.A/59, in Vancouver.
DUFFY-von BANDIAN. Patrick James
Barry Duffy, B.S.F/55, to Elisabeth
Dorothea Maria von Bandian, in Vienna, Austria.
EATON-SALTER. Dr. Donald Rex
Eaton to Kathryn Millet Salter, B.
Com.'55, in Ottawa, Ontario.
ELLIOTT-WATERS. Peter Wayne Elliot, B.Sc/58, to Diane Elizabeth
Waters, B.H.E/59, in North Vancouver.
FITZGERALD-HREHORKA. Edward
Hunter Fitzgerald to Annette June
Hrehorka,  B.H.E/58, in  Richmond.
FORBES-GLANVILLE. William Good-
erham Forbes, B.A/54, B.Ed/57, to
Rosalie Joan Glanville, B.A/54, in
West Vancouver.
FRIEND-SEARS. Ronald George Friend,
B.A.Sc/57, to Nancy Alexandra Sandra Sears, in London, Ontario.
GAMBLE-SHEPHERD. Leonard James
Gamble, B.Sc/58, to Jessie Ann Shepherd, in Armstrong.
HOWARD-LEITH. Ronald Basset Howard, B.Arch.'57, to Barbara Jean Leith,
B.Com.'59, in Vancouver.
JENKINSON-TRUSLER. William Graham Jenkinson, B.Com.'57, to Helen
Lynn Trusler, in North Bay, Ontario.
JOHAL-DHILLON. Darshan S. Johal,
B.A/56, M.Sc/58, to Kulmindar Kaur
Dhillon,   B.S.N/59,   in  Victoria.
KUIJT-TAYLOR. Job Kuijt, B.A/54,
M.A., Ph.D.(Calif.), to Jean Davidson
Taylor, B.A/54, in Vancouver.
LECKIE-TOPP. Robin Brooks Leckie,
B.A/53, to Rosemary Diana Topp, in
Toronto, Ontario.
MclNTYRE-RUNGE. Dr. Paul Mclntyre to Phyllis Mary Cecilia Runge,
B.A/56, in Toronto, Ontario.
PINCHIN-HUGHES. Ronald Allen Pin-
chin, B.A/52, to Janet Margaret
Hughes, in Vancouver.
RILEY - BARKHOUSE. Peter Julian
Riley, B.A.Sc/56, M.A.Sc/58, to Eva
Beatrice Barkhouse, in Miami, Florida,
U.S.A.
ROWLANDS-RANAGHAN. Robert Edward Rowlands, B.A.Sc/59, to Mary
Roma Ranaghan, B.S.P/56, in Vancouver.
RUDD-GUISE. Kenneth Frederick Rudd,
B.Com.'53, to Jacqueline Michelle
Guise, in Vancouver.
SMITH-FRANCIS. Darrel Gordon
Smith, B.Com.'59, to Janette Elizabeth
Francis, in Vancouver.
THOM-KENNEDY. Donald C u 11 e n
Thorn, B.A.Sc/59, to Anne Carole
Kennedy, LL.B/59, in Ottawa, Ontario.
WHARF-KNOX. Brian W. H. Wharf,
B.A/53, B.S.W/56, M.S.W/57, to
Mary Helen Knox, B.A/55, B.S.W/56,
in Burnaby.
DEATHS
The Honourable Eric Werge Hamber,
C.M.G., K.St.J., B.A., LL.D., Chancellor
Emeritus of the University, died on
January 10, 1960, at the age of 81.
Mr. Hamber left a notable record of
service to his country, ranging from
amateur athletics in his youth—he left a
record of championships in sport that has
not yet been equalled in Canada—to
wide-spread business activities and community service, culminating in his tenure
of office as Lieutenant-Governor of
British Columbia from 1936 to 1941, and
as Chancellor of the University from
1944 to 1951.
The University has particular reason
to remember Mr. Hamber. It might well
have been that, in the midst of the
anxious war days of 1944, a man of 65
would have hesitated to accept the demanding and challenging duties of the
chancellorship. As a former member of
the board of governors, he well knew the
problems which existed then, and the
much more serious problems that would
confront the University in the post-war
period. But there was no hesitation. Mr.
Hamber established an office on the
campus, delved into financial and academic problems, and met students and
alumni, faculty, administration staff and
government officials. He was "on call"
to University people at all hours, in all
seasons. He encouraged scholarship by
creating endowments to provide the
Hamber Gold Medal and Prize in the
Faculty of Medicine, and a number of
scholarships annually for medical and
nursing students.
During his term of office Chancellor
Hamber did much to interpret the role of
the University to the Province and, in
close cooperation with President MacKenzie, helped to establish it more
firmly as a highly respected institution in
the hearts of the people of British Columbia. During his term of office the
student enrolment rose from 3,058 in
1944-45 to a peak of 9,374; medicine,
law, pharmacy, forestry, graduate studies
were established as faculties; commerce,
social work, home economics, architecture, nursing and education were set up
as schools; the Institute of Oceanography, as well as departments of Slavonic
studies, music, and physical education
were created.
Mr. Hamber is survived by his wife,
who is remembered as a warm and
gracious hostess concerned with the progress and welfare of the University and
the people who work and study on its
campus.
Frank Johnson Hebb, M.D.(Dalhousie),
known to thousands of U.B.C. students
as deputy director of the U.B.C. health
service, died December 2, 1959, in Vancouver. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia,
he entered private practice in Vancouver
in 1936, after graduate work in Montreal and London, and joined the health
service in 1952.   He will be remembered
U, P, C.    ALUMNI    CHRONICLE      10 by many students and other patients for
his sympathetic approach and humane
practice of medicine. Dr. Hebb leaves
his wife and three sons, Peter, a student
at U.B.C, David and Philip, besides his
mother in Halifax, three brothers and
two sisters.  He was 56.
Hugh Andrew Henderson, M.D.(Tor.),
M.R.C.O.G., a clinical instructor in the
Faculty of Medicine, died on December
18, 1959, at the age of 47. Dr. Henderson commanded a field surgical unit
overseas during the Second World War.
A patient, B.A.'55, writes that he had
great skill, humour and understanding.
He is survived by his wife, a son and
daughter, and by his mother and a
brother in Toronto.
1917
Charles Alfred Holstead Wright, B.Sc,
M.Sc'20, Ph.D.(McGill), died in Trail on
January 8, 1960, at the age of 64. He
joined Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company in 1925, and at the time of
his death was consulting chemical engineer. He was to have retired next
year.
Born in Salisbury, New Brunswick, he
came as a boy of 14 with his family to
live in Vancouver. Dr. Wright was the
first graduate in applied science and the
first recipient of the master's degree in
science from the University of British
Columbia. His Ph.D. in physical chemistry was achieved at McGill in 1921 with
such distinction that he won the Ramsay
Memorial Fellowship for Canada, which
enabled him to spend two years in London, at University College, and in Europe
where he studied the chemical, metallurgical and fuel industries. He had a
further two years of valuable experience
in the United States before returning to
B.C. He lectured in chemistry for a
short time at U.B.C. before going to
Trail.
One of Canada's best-known chemical
engineers and physical chemists, Dr.
Wright established an outstanding record
of service and accomplishment, not only
as a scientist, but as a community leader.
His work as chairman of the Kootenay-
Boundary committee on Doukhobor Affairs two years ago was publicly acknowledged as an influential factor in the easing of social tension in that area. He
was an invaluable counsellor to the University and to adult education in many
ways. Besides his many professional affiliations, he was a member of the U.B.C.
Senate for 15 years, served for several
years on the National Council of the
Canadian Association for Adult Education, and was a member of the newly-
formed Council on University Extension
at U.B.C.
One of Dr. Wright's many "memorials"
is the multi-purpose community centre in
Trail which was to a considerable extent
his dream and which he saw completed.
Dr. Wright is survived by his wife,
Mary, and four daughters, all married:
Carol and Nancy, both graduates in
piano   of   the   Royal   Conservatory   of
Music in Toronto, Charlotte, who was
with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet for
several years, and Mary (Mimi), B.P.E.
'51, a graduate also of Wellesley College
in Massachusetts.
J.K.F.
1921
Mrs. A. C. Halferdahl (Dorothy M.
Bowes, B.A.) died in Ottawa, Ontario,
after a heart attack and a stroke, on
April 3, 1959, at the age of 59. She is
survived by her husband, formerly with
the Research Council in Ottawa, two
daughters, and a son, Dr. L. B. Halferdahl, in Edmonton, also with the Research Council. A sister, Mrs. W. H.
Lambert (Muriel Bowes, B.A.'29), lives
in Sooke, Vancouver Island, and a
brother, Gordon E. Bowes, in Vancouver.
Hedley A. "Bud" Rose, B.Sc, died
suddenly at Beauceville, P.Q., on November 29, 1959. With wide experience, including placer mining in the Cariboo
during the depression, uranium exploration in Utah during the war and dredging operations in Alaska, he was in Quebec in charge of the first gold dredging
operation in that province. He is survived by his widow, one son and two
daughters in Vancouver, and a son in
the R.C.A.F. at Gimli, Manitoba. He
was 63.
1924
George Cherry Lipsey, B.A.Sc. in mining engineering, died in Vancouver on
January 16, 1960, at the age of 57.
Since 1958, he had been general manager of Empire Developments, a Vancouver iron mining firm. Mr. Lipsey
had held a number of senior executive
positions with the Howe Sound Company, a large U.S. mining firm, and was
awarded the Coronation Medal while
manager of Howe Sound Developments,
a gold mining operation at Snow Lake,
Manitoba. He later was appointed manager of Britannia Mining and Smelting
Co. When he resigned in 1957, he was
in charge of the company's Canadian
operations. He is survived by his wife
and  two married daughters.
1933
James Wilson McRae, B.A.Sc, M.Sc
&Ph.D.(Cal.Tech), vice- president of
American Telephone & Telegraph, and
one of the foremost scientists in industry
in North America, collapsed and died in
New York on February 2, 1960. He
came to U.B.C. from Vancouver Technical School on a scholarship, took first-
class honours in every year, and graduated at the head of his class on a special
scholarship, with five prizes. He joined
Bell Telephone in 1937, and on the outbreak of war was chosen to act as chairman of a committee within the company
to investigate radar. After service with
the U.S. Signal Corps in radar research,
he was awarded the Legion of Merit for
outstanding competence and executive
ability. Successively vice-president of the
Bell Laboratories, and of Western Electric, and president of the Sandia Corpora
tion (guidance system research), he was
elected vice-president of A.T.&T. in October, 1958, in the same month as he
was appointed by President Eisenhower
to the general advisory committee of the
Atomic Energy Commission. Dr. McRae
leaves his wife and four children in
Madison, New Jersey.   He was 49.
1945
Richard W. A. Attree, B.A.. M.A.'47,
Ph.D.(Princeton), research chemist with
Atomic Energy of Canada, died in Deep
River, Ontario, on December 2, 1959.
Born in Nelson, B.C. in 1923, he obtained first-class honours in chemistry on
graduation, and pursued a brilliant postgraduate career at Princeton and the
University of Bristol before joining A.E.C.L. in 1952. He is survived by his
wife, and by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Attree of Queen's Bay, B.C.
1949
Ralph A. Aubry, B.S.A., died November 23, 1959, at the age of 34. A navy
veteran with two years' service as a
rating during the war, Mr. Aubrey had
just been transferred to the Langley office from New Westminster, where he
was a settlement officer under the Veterans' Land Act in the regional office for
the past year. He is survived by his
mother, Mrs. Erica Aubry, in Comox.
1954
Michael F. Dixon-Nuttall, B.S.F., succumbed to a long illness on November
29, 1959, in Victoria. He was 28 years
of age. After coming to B.C. in 1948
from England, and attending Victoria
College and U.B.C, he joined the Provincial forestry department where he was
active in junior forester work. He is
survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
F. Dixon-Nuttall, in Saanich.
1958
Dennis J. Hassell, B.A.Sc, M.A. (Tor.),
was drowned August 3, 1959, in a swimming accident at a public swimming pool
in Winnipeg. He took his M.A. in meteorology while working in the meteorology
division of the department of transport
in Toronto. Mr. Hassell leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. S. Hassell, of
North Surrey, one sister, and four
brothers.
David Bell Little, B.S.F., died December 31, 1959, after a year of illness. He
won the Gait Elkington scholarship in
1957, and after graduation returned for
graduate work on a Canadian Pulp &
Paper Association fellowship. Late in
the year after discovering that he had
cancer, he gave up his graduate program
and worked for the Faculty of Forestry
on research projects. In the spring of
1959, with the financial support of the
Vancouver Foundation, he worked on a
study of the economics of reforestation
under Dr. J. H. G. Smith and Dr. J. W.
Ker until November, 1959, when he had
to reduce his work to part time. He is
survived by his wife (nee Patricia Goodwin, B.A.'57), whom he married in 1959,
and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E.
Little.   He was 24.
1 1
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Graduate   Marion   Walker   Describes   Her  Search  for . . .
THE RED GOAT WILDERNESS
By MARION WALKER
Until 1947 my husband and I lived in
Bella Coola where we owned a hunting
and fishing lodge. He had been there for
nineteen years and I, eight, when the
residents of the valley decided to build a
road over the mountains to connect with
main roads of the Province. It should
have been good for our business, but
civilization was rapidly engulfing the
country and we both loved the wilderness.
We had often talked of the Cassiar
district of northern British Columbia.
Somewhere in that vast area we knew
there must be an area remote and unspoilt, far from any road or railway.
There, where four great rivers, the
Stikine, the Finlay, the Skeena and the
Nass rise within a very few miles of each
other, there must be such a place!
STORIES CONFIRMED
Some friends had told us of a beautiful mountain lake on a tributary of the
Spatsizi—Cold Fish Lake—and the late
Russ Baker, the veteran bush pilot, confirmed these stories. We sold our lodge,
and in the spring of 1948 we set out with
our pack-train to explore the northern
areas. For our route, we relied on the
8-miIes-to-the-inch topographic map.
Cold Fish Lake was our goal.
A late spring, followed by extremely
hot weather in May had resulted in a
very heavy run-off. The Fraser river
was in full flood and even little streams
at the headwaters were unfordable. The
first stages of our journey led over the
mountains east of the Bella Coola valley
past Anahim lake to the Blackwater or
West Road river which Sir Alexander
Mackenzie followed in 1793. Water lay
in every depression and a tremendous
hatch of mosquitoes plagued us day after
day. We saw few people as even the
Indians had been driven away by the
buzzing insects. We headed north to
Vanderhoof and followed the road to
Fort St. James on the shores of Stuart
Lake. Here we had been advised to get
Mrs. T. A. Walker, (Marion Bullock-
Webster, B.A/26), and her husband, a
licensed guide, run a big-game hunting
camp at Cold Fish Lake in a remote region of northern B.C. The camp is
accessible only by plane unless you can
spare two months for a pack-trip such
as Mrs. Walker describes in her article.
Some of their clientele hunt for trophy
heads with rifles or bow and arrow
while others come with cameras to
photograph the abundant wild life.
in touch with Dave Hoy who had some
scows and could ferry our outfit to the
head of Takla lake, about 125 miles
distant by water.
On our journey north we often
thought about this voyage and looked
forward to a few days of leisure basking
in the sun on the decks of the scow.
Little did we know what was ahead of
us!
Setting out from Fort St. James late
one evening, with three scows lashed
together and pushed from behind by
small gas boats, we began to have
qualms. One scow held our seventeen
horses tied head to tail. The second carried all the freight, which included our
own equipment and supplies for the
Hudson's Bay Company post at Takla
Landing. There was a row of bunks at
each side, about two feet under the roof,
and a cook stove and table at one end.
The third scow was loaded with hay and
logging equipment. There were thirteen
in the party and to allay our superstitious
premonitions we counted our Labrador,
Kip, and made fourteen.
That night we tied the scows at the
head of Stuart Lake and put the horses
ashore to feed. Leaving early the next
morning we started up the Tachie river
but soon had to put the horses ashore as
the current was far too fast to make any
headway. It required the power of two
gas boats to take the loaded scow past
the big rock in the Grand Rapids—a
miniature  Ripple  Rock.
FORCED ASHORE
Picking up the horses above the
rapids, we were soon on the blue waters
of Trembleur lake. It was a little choppy,
but the horses behaved well. As we
entered the Middle river threatening
clouds gathered towards the west and
the summit of Mt. Sidney Williams was
already obscured. Sharp squalls of cold
driving rain reduced visibility to about
half a mile and when we reached Takla
lake we could see white caps ahead of
us. The scows pitched in the rough seas,
the horses became restless and we were
forced to go ashore again.
Feed for the horses was scarce and as
there seemed to be a lull in the storm
we decided to try to make it through the
narrows to Dave's camp on the other
side. However no sooner were we out in
the open lake again than the storm
struck us with renewed fury. The scows
rocked and the horses, tired and miserable in the cold driving rain and wind,
tried to turn their backs on it, creating
more confusion. The floor was slippery
and they could not keep their feet, and
to  add  to  the  chaos,  a  gas  drum  had
broken loose!
Our two Indian boys and my husband
did what they could to calm the horses
and get them on their feet while someone
was trying to get a faulty pump to work.
In the midst of all this, Dave Hoy told
me to unbutton my coat and take my
boots off as "you will probably have to
swim for it." Above the roar of the
storm and the commotion I heard my
husband calling to Dave to try and beach
the scows as they were beginning to fill
with water. Somehow he managed to do
so and all was saved. My husband and
the Indians were soaked to the skin and
shivering when they came in for a cup of
hot coffee, only to find that Dave had
reached for the wrong jar on the top
of the stove and had put fish grease instead of salt in the coffee-pot!
The clouds lifted just before dark and
we saw fresh snow on the mountains.
The date was June 29th. We kept going
the next day and were soon at the head
of the lake near the mouth of the Driftwood river. Here we disembarked for
the last time—very thankfully—and
waved good-bye to Hoy and his ancient
craft.
The Cassiar lay ahead of us and within
a month we hoped to find Cold Fish
Lake. We did not expect to meet anyone
other than a band of Indians living on
a small lake at the head of the Toodog-
gone river. Our route led up the Driftwood valley and then north following the
Kastberg to its source and so to the
Arctic watershed and the Omineca river
and its tributaries.
We travelled through an endless sea
of mountains. The forest was lifeless and
silent, and it was ten days before we
came out into open country. It was like
entering another world; blue skies overhead and the hard ground of bunch grass
meadows under the horses' feet. At
Thutade lake Tommy (my husband)
found a very small grave, and we have
since read in Samuel Black's account of
his journey there in 1824 of his burial
of a little native baby. The Indians who
had accompanied him had specially requested that the child be buried according to white man's custom.
We worried a little about fording the
Finlay—I am never very happy when
swimming—but in spite of large boulders
and I am told rushing water (I had my
eyes shut!) we had no trouble, and we
will always remember the grand flyfishing. It was here that we caught our
first Arctic grayling and also landed
bright rainbow trout.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE      12 We rode up alpine valleys and over
open summits and whenever I asked
Tommy which way we had to go the answer was always the same—"Over that
far mountain." On July 22nd we arrived
at the Caribou Hide Indian village at Met-
santanie lake. Thirty-nine people, all
that remained of this lonely little band,
gathered to watch us ride by and we
asked permission to camp just beyond
their spotlessly clean and neat houses.
They seemed good people, the children
well behaved and respectful and quite intrigued with me, the first white woman
they had ever seen.
DISCOURAGED  BAND
The chief, Alex Jack, called on us and
"made present"—a piece of meat. They
were a discouraged band. They told us
that the caribou had gone and there was
no money as fur prices were so low. Two
old women had died of malnutrition
during the winter, and they had but six
horses and some dogs to bring in supplies
from Telegraph Creek. There was little
we could do for them but they assured
us we would find a good country near
Cold Fish Lake.
Two days later we crossed the Stikine
river and came upon a land that surpassed anything we had anticipated. It
was a friendly country of lush valleys
and green mountain slopes, providing
ample feed, which led up to brown rock
bluffs where the game could seek refuge
from the predators. We saw animals
constantly and there was evidence of
many more—tracks of sheep, caribou,
goat, grizzly and moose, and we frequently saw the well defined print of
a wolf.
It was the 28th of July when we
pitched our last camp on the shores of
Cold Fish. It was a beautiful situation,
with the gentle slopes of the plateau
country stretching to the north, the
more rugged peaks of the Eaglenest
mountains to the south, and a valley
leading down to the Spatsizi river to the
east. Spatsizi means red goat and there
is a mountain of red sandstone close by
the river where the goats lie and roll
until their coats become reddish with the
coloured dirt.
We came upon this country remote
and unpeopled. It was a true wilderness,
with no evidence of any recent traveller
other than an occasional Indian from
Telegraph Creek to the west hunting
beaver or trapping fur. The only trails
were worn deep by animals; there were
no grazing horses, there was no sound of
airplane engines. We knew we had found
what we sought and we promised ourselves that if we could stay here we
would revere and protect this land to the
best of our ability.
We are still here and times have
changed greatly in the past ten years, but
we have kept our promise. The trails
we use are the game trails, the only
buildings a few log cabins on the shore
of the lake and on the Spatsizi where
the Indians now stay and look after our
sixty head of horses in the winter. Alex
Jack, the chief we met at Metsantanie.
has been with us since our arrival and is
no longer the dispirited man we met in
1948. The only hunting has been for
trophy heads and the animals had served
their time of usefulness.
The ecology of the land has not been
disturbed, and the proof is in the continually improving harvest of record and
near-record heads. But now we hear
planes nearly everyday, helicopters land
on the high ridges in the midst of the
sheep ranges, planes dragging scientific
instruments fly low over our valleys, and
surveyors plot routes for railroads that
threaten an end to this last real wilderness. The very fact that the word wilderness is used to describe a country now
only thirty miles from a travelled highway is sufficient to illustrate what is
happening.
Not only is there great aesthetic worth
in a country that is not touched by civilization or industrialization, but the
riches in fauna and flora give it great
research and educational value. It is one
of the last remaining areas of large size
that can be used as a norm for ecological
research and scientific study. When
access becomes simple these invaluable
assets will be destroyed for ever. We fervently hope that enough people will become interested to safeguard this territory as a vast natural research area, a
fitting memorial to a great land.
13
U.B.C.    ALUMNI    CHRONICLE WE FOLLOW THE PRESIDENT
Early in December President N.
A. M. MacKenzie journeyed to
Canada's Atlantic coast where he
was honoured by the Bank of Nova
Scotia and the government of Nova
Scotia.
The occasion was the 128th annual meeting of the Bank of Nova
Scotia which took place in Halifax
on December 2. The Bank chose
this occasion to honour seven Nova
Scotia-born Canadians who have
made contributions to the national
scene.
Those honoured included President MacKenzie and Vice-Admiral
Harry DeWolf, chief of the naval
staff, Ottawa; Charles Sydney Frost,
retired  president  of  the  Bank  of
HONOURED
IN
NOVA SCOTIA
Nova Scotia; Colonel the Hon.
Alistair Fraser, former lieutenant-
governor of Nova Scotia and former
vice-president in charge of traffic,
Canadian National Railways; the
Hon. John Keiller MacKay, lieutenant-governor of Ontario and
former justice of the Supreme Court
of Ontario; Alfred C. Fuller, founder
of the Fuller Brush Company, and
Cyrus Eaton, chairman of the
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company.
During their visit the seven distinguished Nova Scotians were
honoured at a number of official
functions. They were entertained at
a reception given by the government
of Nova Scotia in the legislative
chamber and were received at
Government House by the lieutenant-governor, Major the Hon. E. C.
Plow and Mrs. Plow.
At the annual dinner of the Bank
of Nova Scotia each of the native
sons honoured was asked to speak
briefly. President MacKenzie told
the gathering: "I love Nova Scotia.
I love every opportunity to come
back. I was intrigued to find out
that you thought of me as a distinguished son of Nova Scotia."
(On January 8 President MacKenzie spoke at a dinner in Victoria to mark the opening of the
campaign to raise $2,500,000 for
capital development at Victoria
College. His speech is reproduced
here in part).
. . . Ever since I came to British
Columbia in 1944 I have been interested in and a warm supporter of
Victoria College and of those responsible for its operations. I believe that Judge Clearihue, the
Chairman of Victoria College Council, and Dr. Hickman, Principal of
Victoria College, will support me
in that statement. I have done this
(that is, been interested in Victoria
College and supported its work and
development) because I found it to
be a good institution with first-rate
standards and because it was serving
the cause of higher education and
SPEAKS
IN
VICTORIA
the people of this Province in a most
useful and effective way. There is
as you know a close and intimate
relationship between the College
and the University and between the
members of our faculties—this to
the benefit and satisfaction of us all.
1 have been glad that it has been
so . . . because I believe that the
two together have been better able
to serve the people of the Province
and to provide university services
in it more efficiently and economically than would have been the case
had this close association not existed.
We have now reached the stage
in the development of the Province
and particularly in the growth of our
population at which, in my opinion,
it is right and proper that Victoria
College should take further steps to
add to the services which it renders
and to the courses which it offers
for the young people of the Province
and particularly for the young people who live in the areas which
Victoria College serves. Again, because of this, I have been a party
to and have supported the moves
that have been taken to enable Victoria College to offer, in the liberal
arts and sciences and in education,
all of the courses required in the
four years leading to degrees.
I am also here tonight to lend all
the support that I can to this campaign for funds for Victoria College
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE      14 FROM  COAST  TO    COAST
The seven distinguished Nova Scotians who were honoured
by the Bank of Nova Scotia and the government of Nova
Scotia during the bank's 128th annual meeting early in December are shown at one of the functions given in their
honour. They are, left to right, Charles Sydney Frost, retired president of the Bank of Nova Scotia; Vice-Admiral
Harry   George   DeWolf,   chief   of   the   naval   staff,   Ottawa;
Colonel the Hon. Alistair Fraser, former lieutenant-governor
of Nova Scotia and former vice-president in charge of traffic
for the C.N.R.; President MacKenzie; the Hon. John Keiller
MacKay, lieutenant-governor of Ontario and former justice
of the Supreme Court of Ontario; Alfred C. Fuller, founder
of the Fuller Brush Company, and Cyrus Eaton, chairman
of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway.
which we are conducting, for I know
that the more money we get and the
more facilities we provide, the better
the opportunities in higher education for our young people and the
better and more adequate our whole
system of higher education in the
Province.
However, for a variety of reasons, I hope that in this growth and
development Victoria College will
retain its close association with the
University of British Columbia because I believe that, in this way, in
the future as in the past, we can
provide for the needs of the people
of the Province more intelligently,
more economically and more effectively than would be true if we were
completely separate and competing
institutions. That this kind of cooperation and association is possible
15      U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE
has been shown in a variety of ways
in many parts of the world; for example, the pattern that has been followed in the neighbouring state of
California, where there is one University of California, with a number
of centres and campuses scattered
about that great state.
I would hope too that at the present time and in the years just ahead,
those responsible for the management of Victoria College, and I am
one of them, will strive to make it,
as it now is in part, an outstanding
college for the liberal arts, this because we need that kind of institution and because this community of
Greater Victoria lends itself, ideally, to this kind of development.
I would also hope that (in the
years just ahead) it would not be
come too ambitious about the addition or inclusion of professional
schools and faculties to its offerings.
These, in the main, are very expensive; competent staff is hard to find,
and at the present time we do not
need, in serving the people of this
Province, to have additional schools
or faculties of medicine, of agriculture, of law, of forestry, of pharmacy, of engineering and the like.
This does not mean or imply that
over the years ahead, as our population grows and our wealth increases, we should not look forward
to the day when we will have here
in Victoria and possibly in other
parts of the Province as well some
or all of these various useful and
important faculties. But that, I suggest, is for the future and our successors to decide in due course . . . FINLAND'S
FOREST
ECONOMY
By FRANCIS ROBINSON
A queer mixture of old and new methods is used in running
Finland's forests, the author found. Sawmill equipment is
up-to-date, but pulpwood is almost universally barked by
hand  (left,   above).   On  the   other  hand  forestry   education
Finland is a remarkable country—a queer mixture of new
and old, an enigma. Here is a country with no illiterates, and
a burgeoning publishing business, yet milk is unpasteurized,
and the T.B. rate is high. She was the first to complete a national forest inventory (in 1924) and no other country has
matched the detail of the study, yet her forest tax system, based
on area and a theoretical income, is obsolete and full of defects.
She has some of the most advanced techniques in river log
driving, yet the national railway uses birch cordwood for its
steam locomotives. Her sawmill equipment is up-to-date, the
degree of wood utilization is phenomenal in the integrated units,
and the buildings themselves are masterpieces of architectural
design, yet hand saws are more common than power saws, and
pulpwood is almost universally barked by hand.
If we think of Finland at all, it is to remember her as the
nation which has produced giants in music, architecture, literature and sculpture, and a superb race of athletes. Who can rival
her Jan Sibelius or Paavo Nurmi? Or we wonder how this tiny
northern land of little more than four million people, and but
one-third the size of B.C., has managed to preserve her independence after the turmoil of recent wars.
COMPETITIVE MARKET
The market in forest products is at its most competitive
level since the war. At present nearly every forested country
in the world is bent on improving stands and increasing production. Countries that depend on wood products for their
trade must plan with great foresight, and examine every phase
of growing trees, and of processing them into something saleable, to meet this increasing competition. Finland, one of the
four Scandinavian countries, is one of these.
The Finns have existed on their far-from-fertile land for
centuries, developing a tremendous national spirit and culture,
Francis Robinson, B.S.F/52, was born in Winnipeg and studied
at the University of Manitoba in arts and science before coming to U.B.C. In 1958 she became a B.C. Registered Forester
by writing a thesis on forest tenure, and the first woman to
be admitted to the Association of B.C. Foresters. Last summer
she spent four months in Scandinavia studying forestry, particularly forest taxation systems.
but always ruled either by Sweden or by Russia. But in 1917,
profiting by the Russian Revolution, they declared themselves
independent.   Since then their economy has developed rapidly.
Finland is one of the most forested countries in the world.
She is like B.C. in having a little more than half her land area
in commercial forest and, like B.C., has a relatively small
amount of agricultural land. But, unlike B.C., she is almost
completely dependent on wood for her income.
It is difficult to realize that a country extending from 60
to 70 degrees latitude, and in a comparable position to the
Yukon Territory, can produce large areas of commercial pine,
spruce, and birch. The warming effect of the Gulf Stream,
both at the north and at the south, tempers her maritime climate, and makes it warmer than her position would indicate.
The glacial movement in the ice ages made series of low
hills, valleys and moraines, so typical of the Finnish countryside. Professor Saari, dean of the Forestry School in Helsinki
University, laughingly commented that "all good Finnish soils
were carried down to Germany with the ice, and we were left
v/ith the stones." The country is broken by tens of thousands
of lakes and navigable rivers, a vast network for cheap log
transportation. Rivers, too, are harnessed for hydro-power,
half of which is consumed by the forest industries.
Widespread awareness of their dependence on forestry for
existence has made the Finns develop this science to a very
high degree. Basic to this development is sound education at all
levels. A high standard is required of the 35 foresters who
graduate every year from the University of Helsinki. The
enormous building, wonderfully designed and equipped, which
houses the Forestry School and the Forest Research Institute,
shows the high regard in which this faculty is held.
Six schools controlled by the state Forest Service, and three
by industry, educate young men as technical foresters in a two-
year course. In addition, many county schools give instruction
in basic courses, and a continual program of extension forestry
sponsors study groups which last from a few days to several
months. All Finnish school children are taught the importance
of their primary resource. In this atmosphere it isn't surprising to find that forest fires of any extent are practically unknown.
Ownership of Finnish forest land differs greatly from that
in B.C. It is the farmer with his woodlot who dominates.
These small private owners account for 57% of the forest
area, and 80% of the volume. Large industrial companies hold
only 7%, and the state, the remaining 36%; but the latter
lands are situated on poor and often inaccessible sites in the
north.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE      16 begins early for Finnish children and as a result forest fires
are virtually unknown. In the picture at right, above, Finnish school children are shown getting a practical lesson in
forestry from one of their teachers.
heavy war reparations which had to be paid to Russia over
a period of eight years, and the country's plight becomes clear.
New capital has not been created on a sufficient scale to
cover the enormous investments needed to cope with these
demands. Russia also required that a large part of the reparations be made in commodities from the metal industries, which
until then accounted for only 2% of Finnish exports. This
led to the development of entirely new industries. As early
as 1946 the Finns borrowed from the World Bank, and since
then have made several loans. They have been good customers, for their meticulous attention to repayment of loans
is a proven fact.
The last loan, made in 1959, is to be devoted entirely to
expanding the pulp and paper industry, for they feel that
future demands will lean heavily on pulp, and Finnish species
are ideally suited to this product. Even the birch, cut extensively now for plywood, will be pulped more and more.
It may be argued that, in the face of a world-wide recession
in the pulp and paper market, and with some existing capacity
in the mills still unused not only in Finland, but also in
Sweden, Canada and the U.S.A., this is not the best time to
expand. The Finns, however, believe that the recession is only
temporary, and in the long view, the pulp and paper prospects
are excellent. According to plans, the pulp-making capacity
will be increased 25%, and the newsprint 30% in the next
few years.
The Finnish farmers, with their strong spirit of independence, play an active administrative role. They have banded
into some 350 parish forest management associations. These
are federated into 18 district associations, which in turn
head up to the dynamic central forest associations called
"Tapio" for the 16 Finnish-speaking districts, and "Silviculture" for the remaining two Swedish-speaking districts. Although the government votes considerable money to these
organizations, it exercises a minimum of control. The application of the Forest Law is largely self-administered by responsible owners in a decentralized scheme. The central organizations emphasize service and an educational approach to regulation, and use force only as a last resort. District boards
charge their members for technical advice and for seed and
seedlings.
The cooperative movement is a great economic power in
this country. From their small beginnings in the last century,
when they were founded to propagate the idea of cooperation
among the farming population, they have grown rapidly so
that they now handle 40% of the retail trade, and have made
Finland one of the foremost cooperative countries in the world.
In one sense the organization of forest owners is a cooperative one. In addition, there are many other strong cooperative
bargaining agents in the marketing of various forest products.
WHERE FINLAND STANDS
Where does Finland stand in the world timber and pulp
market? Although she has less than 1 % of the world's forest
area, she accounts for 12% of the sawn goods and 20% of the
pulp on the export market. About two-thirds of this goes to
O.E.E.C. countries, and the chief buyer is the U.K. In the past
five years Finnish and Russian sales to the U.K. have increased
quite markedly at the expense of Canadian softwood exports.
Price has been the deciding factor.
At the end of 1945 Finland found herself in a seemingly
hopeless economic state. Not only had she lost her precious
mineral deposits in the north, and her Arctic corridor, but
much of her best forest land in Karelia, and the cheap outlets
to many pulp-mills. The land itself lay smouldering after the
German retreat north. The Karelians, about 12% of the Finnish population, had to be settled somewhere in Finland.
More than 7% of the working population had died, and the
burden of social assistance to the disabled veterans, the widows,
and orphans  was  fantastic.    Couple  these  disasters  with  the
INDUSTRIALIZATION
NECESSARY
Industrialization is an absolute necessity for Finland. In the
forest alone, some 20,000 men less are needed for the same
volume of timber produced after recent advances in mechanization. In addition there is wide-spread structural unemployment. At this time investments in pulp and paper and hydro-
power are the soundest ones in combatting unemployment,
and in creating new jobs.
What contrasts can be made between forestry in B.C.
and in Finland? The striking difference is in the tree size.
But another, just as obvious, is that Finnish forests have a well-
cared-for appearance, while most of B.C.'s forests are wild.
The Finnish laborer earns only half as much per hour as his
B.C. counterpart. But with wages low, silvicultural costs are
low, too. In B.C. we place no value on small timber, while
in Finland even the smallest log has value in pulp or one of
the many kinds of particle board that use waste. It is sometimes argued that stumpage values in B.C. are too high, but
in Finland, because of her ownership pattern, the stumpage
values in her private forests are incredibly high compared to
B.C.
B.C.'s big advantage is the growth capacity of her forest
lands, especially those west of the Cascades. On one acre here
we can grow much more than one acre in Finland could possibly grow. While the Finns are making the fullest use of
their forest acres, we, in B.C., have scarcely started to manage
ours.
Small countries like Finland are at a disadvantage in competing with large countries with massive production plants
and good domestic markets. This has tended to promote the
idea of economic cooperation with other small countries. Although Finland is not a member of the U.N. because of the
Russian veto, nor a member of O.E.E.C, she cooperates as
much as possible with these groups. Should she join O.E.E.C.
in the future, her advantage in the U.K. market would certainly
be improved.
Finland has chosen to prepare for the future by expanding
her forest industries and her hydro-power to be ready for the
new age of wood. She plans to increase her output of pulp and
paper and to develop highly manufactured wood products.
B.C. might profit, too, by having as much faith as Finland
in the future and in her forest resources.
17      U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE THE
KELOWNA
JUNIOR
COLLEGE
SURVEY
By Ann Dawe
Any number of communities throughout the interior of
British Columbia are interested in increased facilities for
higher education in their respective areas. In some cases, such
interest has been expressed in the "wishful thinking" of
various community leaders. In others, soma major commitments, such as purchase of land, are under way. Some communities are primarily interested in a terminal vocational
program beyond high school, while others have a major
interest in extending educational facilities to students who
would eventually attend the University of British Columbia or
some other university.
The leadership in Kelowna, which concerned itself with
extension of educational services beyond grade twelve, was
of the opinion that first in the order of business was to secure
some sort of organized study of the problems involved in
such a move, and the possibilities emergent in the local
situation. Thus, at the request of His Worship Major R. F.
Parkinson and the city council, the Kelowna Junior College
Survey was undertaken.
Ann Dane, B.A. (Midland Coll., Nebraska), M.A., D.Ed, in
school administration (Nebraska), is the author of the
Kelowna Junior College Survey published in April, 1959. In
her article Dr. Dawe outlines the methods used in gathering
material for her report and the conclusions and recommendations made. Dr. Dawe is the wife of Arthur Dawe, B.A/38,
well-known graduate and past president of the Kelowna
branch of the U.B.C. Alumni Association. Dr. Dawe has had
extensive experience in the fields of social work and teaching
of the mentally handicapped. She has lectured at Northwestern University and Washington State College. She now
lives in Kelowna and acts as an educational consultant.
A Community Studies
The Survey had as its purpose to determine the need, interest and demand for an educational institution at the post-
high-school level in Kelowna. Its intent was to serve, also,
to point up interest and need in the areas of liberal arts
courses, pre-professional training, and vocational instruction.
The report was to be used, as well, for informational purposes
for such individuals and groups as expressed an interest in
the establishment of an institution of post-high-school training
in Kelowna and district.
Nine basic procedures were used in developing the survey.
First, the intents and purposes of the junior community college together with some history of the so-called junior college
movement were examined. Second, organization and management of a junior community college was briefly delineated.
Third, an examination of existing institutions of this nature
was made, including a "book" survey of ten junior community colleges in the state of Washington. This was followed
by additional comments with respect to five of these schools,
plus Victoria College and Vancouver Vocational Institute, all
of which were studied at first hand. Fourth, enabling provisions for establishing a junior community college were set
forth. Fifth, the accreditation problem was presented. Sixth,
a study of enrolment possibilities, including a glimpse of the
post-high-school educational plans of the 1958 graduates of
five high schools, a poll of student opinion of 2150 high
school students in grade nine through thirteen, together with
general principles of enrolment were discussed. Seventh, the
local employment picture was reviewed. Eighth, a survey of
financial potentialities with an attempt to clarify principles
involved in ability to locally finance education was made.
Ninth, a sampling of public opinion was taken by polling leading citizens of Kelowna and surrounding communities. A summary and conclusions, followed by recommendations, completed the Survey.
SOME ANSWERS PROVIDED
The acknowledgements in the Survey indicate the number
of persons who contributed to the gathering of pertinent information and opinion for the study. The plan of the study,
the compilation of information and data, as well as the
writing of the Survey itself was the work of the writer to
whom this responsibility was assigned by the mayor of
Kelowna.
The study was begun late in January 1959 and the last of
the completed manuscript was ready by the end of April 1959.
Difficulties of a practical nature with respect to publication
delayed the publishing of the Survey until September 1959.
More time spent on this undertaking would have contributed
toward making it a more complete and valuable study, but
even in its present abbreviated form, the Survey has provided
some answers to the problem under scrutiny for the persons
in Kelowna to whom the question of higher educational
facilities in Okanagan Valley is a matter of grave concern.
For example, in the matter of polling the post-high-school
academic and/or vocational interest of high school students,
it is well known that information so collected is highly
speculative in character. On the other hand, this is a tool
consistently employed in surveys of this type, as compilation
of a mass of student opinion yields a kind of data which
cannot be discovered in any other way. It is vastly superior
to the conjecture of adults as to what high school students
might be thinking in terms of advanced training and vocational goals.
A public opinion poll, if carried out so as to fulfill the
conditions necessary to procure a cross-section of opinion or
a selective sampling of statistical significance, can provide a
valuable frame of reference on which to base civic action and
publicity   programs.   However,   a   time   limit   and   lack   of
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE      18 Facilities   for   Higher   Education
adequate staff, in this case, made such a poll unfeasible. In
communities within a forty-mile radius of Kelowna, including
Vernon, Penticton, Oyama, Okanagan Centre, Winfield, West-
bank, Rutland, Peachland and Summerland, the practice of
selective sampling, i.e., the polling of known community
leaders, was followed. Within Kelowna and district, the criteria
of polling business and professional people was applied. The
poll cannot be considered as having statistical significance,
nor does it purport to do so. It sought to examine in a
limited way the local interest in establishing an institution of
higher learning; the type of institution favoured by the
public; opinion as to the ways in which such an institution
would benefit the Okanagan Valley; and the types of vocational programs, which, in the opinion of community leaders
and people in business and professions, were needed in the
immediate locality.
A "book" survey of ten junior community colleges in
nearby Washington state served to inform readers of the
Survey as to the common objectives and purposes of the
junior community college, i.e., the offerings of pre-professional
and liberal arts courses, the vocational terminal program, and
the program of adult and/or general education. It indicated
similarities in the matter of founding, organizing and accrediting the junior community college as well as pointing up in
each instance the part of the program which served the educational need of the particular community in which the
college was operative.
Half of the colleges which had been subjected to a book
survey were visited to obtain additional information not
routinely included in the college brochure. Information on
enrolments, teaching load, faculty and staff personnel practices, salary scales, records, buildings and grounds, finance,
and library facilities was thus compiled. This type of information was also sought from Victoria College and Vancouver
Vocational Institute. Facts and observations thus collected
provided a basis for the reduction of speculation and subjective opinion on the part of the Kelowna planners. Numbers of
important areas to consider at length were felt to be outside
the scope of the Survey. For example, the matter of buildings,
grounds and campus lay-outs had to await a decision as to
the type of school which Kelowna felt would best serve its
local needs. An extensive examination of course offerings and
a realistic assessment of financial requirements, as well,
necessitated this predetermination. Studies in all these areas
are currently under way.
COMMUNITY NEEDS
Traditionally, a junior community college is community-
orientated. That is, its establishment, organization and program conform to specific requirement and demand, rather
than reflecting the whims and fancies of individuals and
groups who are able to bring pressure upon the community.
If this tradition is to be followed, then it is imperative that
the community inform itself as to the exact nature of local
need and interest. Speaking corporately, Kelowna appears to
be of the opinion that a composite junior community college
is required in its locality. Findings reveal that if either the
students oriented towards professions or the students oriented
towards vocations are neglected as a body in planning for
higher education, an important group in the community will
remain unserved.
Culturally and socially, needs are apparent in Kelowna
which could be more adequately met within the framework
of a junior community college than outside it. Evening
division classes are an important feature of all junior community colleges, but in addition, Kelowna aspires to meet
the needs of its people in the area of theatre, music and art
on a year-round basis; to ameliorate problems and provide
practical clinical experience in speech and reading clinics; to
extend job study and occupation information as a part of a
larger vocational and personal counselling service. The
impetus for developing these and other programs will come
from a lively interest or a critical need.
Institutions of higher education have inherent basic
demands which cannot be glossed over, minimized or ignored.
Administrative officials, staff, buildings and equipment,
special facilities, all these require standards which, if not
established and maintained, will defeat the purposes for which
post-high-school programs are set up. There is a minimum
below which higher education cannot take place. A brief
look at the situations encountered during the making of the
Survey shed some light on this level of thinking. For instance,
five out of seven of the institutions visited were experiencing
crowding. Skagit Valley College has just moved to a new
campus and Vancouver Vocational Institute is so organized
that only space provided can be filled (a requirement due
to the nature of its program), and these two schools were
the only exceptions. (N.B. Vancouver Vocational Institute
has a waiting list, however). Moreover, the majority of the
schools seen had library facilities, budget, and potential
below what the Kelowna planners deem a reasonable minimum for the scope of a university-level program. (Victoria
College was a happy exception to this observation). For the
most part, however, the basic philosophy, as expressed by
administrative persons interviewed, was such as to point the
way for the continued evaluation and expansion of program
and facilities with a view to constantly raising the standard
of education.
CAREFUL STUDY REQUIRED
The present Mayor's Committee on Junior Community
College is of the opinion that the situation with respect to
future action requires a careful study and close look at such
readily apparent necessities for a junior community college
as buildings and equipment, administrative and teaching staff,
fiscal operation and management, educational program,
accreditation, library facilities, and transportation needs
among others which might be mentioned. The writer acts as
consultant to the Mayor's Committee, and at this point, has
these particular areas under investigation. An official statement with respect to site may be forthcoming from the
Mayor's office at some time in the near future.
The Kelowna Junior College Survey, which largely proposed to give information about the nature of the junior community college and sample community interest and need, has
appeared to have established the fact that a lively interest in
such a program of higher education exists, and, because of
its findings, the decision as to the type of program to be
developed, the composite junior community college, has been
made. It remains to be seen whether or not Kelowna can
accept the responsibility which will be revealed in studies of
the requirements mentioned above.
The Mayor's Committee feels that all persons locally
interested in the proposed program need (1) to be realistically
aware of the problems involved, and (2) to learn to "think
big" in relation to total planning. It is not particularly difficult to found a weak ineffectual institution of higher learning.
It is also obvious that such a school will fail of its initial
purpose, meeting the post-high-school needs of its young
people. Kelowna is, above all, determined in this, that either
an effective program of higher education will be launched,
or else the undertaking will be abandoned as one which was
"not worth doing" because it was found that it was "not
worth doing well."
19      U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE "/ owe my academic success as
an undergraduate to a number
of professors whose wrath I
feared more than the effort of
boning and cramming needed
to avoid it."
"I have written a half-dozen
books that have been breadwinners without ever threatening the positions of James
Thurber or Stephen Leacock."
Humorist Eric Nicol writes
the third autobiographical sketch
for the 'Alumni Chronicle'
HAVE  /
The Chronicle's editor has invited a
number of alumni to write articles describing their careers. My inclusion
among these persons suggests that, in
addition to those graduates who have
distinguished themselves in their chosen
professions, he is providing at least one
source of comfort to those whose careers,
shortly after blasting off the convoca-
tional launching pad, have taken an erratic course and fallen into the vast
ocean of commonality.
For the likes of us it is a lucky thing
that President MacKenzie does not have
a button he can push to blow us up when
the second stage fails to fire.
Certainly my own preparation for projection beyond the gravitational pull of
the fast buck was a model of care and
cause for hope. I graduated from U.B.C.
in '41 with first-class honors in French,
an average of 93.8 per cent, the French
government silver medal and the Graduate Scholarship.
My professors looked upon me with
confidence as a scholar whose postgraduate work would richly fulfill his
ambition to become a university teacher,
and bring new oil to the lamp of learning.
Well, that shows how easy it is to be
hailed as a white-haired hope without
anybody's detecting the wig.
In fact it wasn't till I had my M.A.
and was well into doctoral work at the
University of Paris that I myself detected the flaw in my scholastic makeup, namely that facts—the protein of
learning—were somehow immune to my
mental metabolism, passing out of my
mind unassimilated.
To change the metaphor: my mind
coidd photograph pages of notes for examination purposes, but the camera was
of the polaroid type whose reproduction
faded in a matter of weeks, if not hours.
With the maturity of hindsight I see
now that academic success as an undergraduate I owed to a number of professors whose wrath I feared more than
the effort of boning and cramming needed to avoid it.
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, for instance. I
drew a first-class in his course not, probably, thanks to a mature understanding
of Shakespeare, but because of a dread
of the little professor's punishing grip
on the nose, the worst tweak ever developed on the campus. I own a substantial bugle, one that G.G. could have
really gone to town on.
SCARED SMART
Another first-class I received was in
Freddie Wood's course. Where Dr.
Sedgewick went for the nose, the forehead and occasionally the mid-section,
Professor Wood went straight to the
bone's marrow, which his expression of
disgust could turn to crushed ice.
A. F. B. Clarke of the French department drove my marks up, like a balloon,
by generating an awe-inspiring heat of
rage at ignorance, both individual and
collective. Indeed there were then very
few teachers on staff sufficiently mild of
manner to allow me to indulge my natural torpor towards learning.
I benefitted from a well-diversified
program of consternation. Some people
are scared silly, I was scared smart.
The more friendly, one-of-the-gang approach of today's faculty member may be
fine for the true scholar but will never
do to spur my kind to the crest of Parnassus and clear down the other side—
an experience derogated only by purists
who insist that achievement be useful.
For relaxation during my strenuous
days of undergraduate study I wrote a
column for The Ubyssey. I began this in
my sophomore year, taking over a feature called "Chang Suey," the adventures
of an Oriental private eye of the more
scrutable sort whose saga had long been
part of the student paper's contribution
to illiteracy.
In successive years, under the nom de
plume "Jabez," "The Mummery" became
my secret life. I would sit in the library,
on publication days, watching the faces
of my fellow students as they read my
piece, waiting for the laugh.
I am still waiting.
It is one of the great stories of unswerving faith, my waiting for the laugh.
It remained unshaken by three years
in the RCAF, when I wrote occasional
columns, contrary to Regs., for the old
Vancouver News-Herald.
It survived the Sorbonne and Paris,
whence I despatched columns to Editor
Torchy Anderson of The Province, who
printed them out of respect for the long
vigil of a man looking for a belly laugh.
This affair with humor finally broke
wide open when Bernard Braden, the
actor and comedian, asked me to cross
the Channel to write a series of radio
shows in London for the B.B.C.
Now, had there been a Sedgewick or a
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE     20 "He who attempts to straddle
enlightenment is in for a painful doing of the splits. The
world of the university and the
world of the newspaper I have
found to be uncongenial."
"I should not have accepted
this space only to tell the tacky
story of my life. I've brought
my tiny axe to these pages and
I'm going to grind it."
IXE.  WILL  GRIND
Wood at the Sorbonne, to scare me into
line, I might have weathered this temptation by pounds sterling and today be
a respected member of the faculty of the
University of West Cicero, Illinois.
But there wasn't. The professors of
the University of Paris are the most
laissez-faire in the world. They weren't
interested in terrorizing me.
Indeed, in the whole venerable institution the only thing that unnerved me
was the men's lavatory, which was
guarded inside by a female concierge, and
which women students traversed to reach
their own W.C., passing directly behind
a row of men standing in curiously devotional attitudes.
This didn't scare me into studying.
It scared me into going home pretty
early in the day.
BREADWINNING BOOKS
I therefore accepted Braden's offer,
spent a couple of years writing for British radio and TV, and at last admitting
to myself that this intermezzo with writing was the Real Thing I came home to
Vancouver to write a column for The
Province, freelance in other media and
produce a half-dozen books that have
been breadwinners without ever threatening the positions of James Thurber or
Stephen Leacock.
I have rationalized that the writing
of a newspaper column is, or can be, a
kind of pedagogy. Professors use funny
stories to leaven their lectures. The
columnist also sugars his think-pill.
In my hopeful view, journalism could
be the Oliver for the university's Roland.
I saw myself as a sort of lay sage, whose
classroom was as big as a syndicated
column could make it.
I knew that my work would lack the
vintage scholarship. But while the university professor fermented the wine of
wisdom, my task was that of skimming
off the scum—popular follies and specialized chicanery.
Alas, I have been disabused.
I have found that he who attempts
to straddle enlightenment is in for a
painful doing of the splits. The world
of the university and the world of the
newspaper I have found to be uncongenial.
This lack of rapport is not merely a
matter of one institution's breathing the
clean, wholesome air of Point Grey while
the other wheezes close by the skidroad
and Chinatown.
The hostility is more than a matter
of different environment.
On one side, the newspapers seem to
have lost the confidence of the academic
person by stooping to sensationalism and
half-truths. At some time in his career
the professor is interviewed by a reporter,
or asked to give a professional opinion
on an issue of the day. The newspaper,
if it doesn't entirely garble the professor's comment, almost invariably truncates it, and since all of us believe that
we speak not only the truth but the whole
and indivisible truth, this editing of the
Delphic oracle leaves an antagonism to
the common press.
The university's faculty therefore
maintains an attitude both suspicious
and supercilious towards the local newspaper. The integrity of those of us who
work for newspapers, though we are often
brothers under the sheepskin, is deemed
to have come a fearful cropper.
The university's intellectuals join those
of the C.B.C. in an alliance against the
profit-motivated press. For some reason
dependence on public funds favors the
incubating of an intellectual snob.
As you can see, those of you who have
gamely stuck with me this far, I have
warped autobiography into a tract. This
is no accident. I should not have accepted this space only to tell the tacky
story of my life.
I've brought my tiny axe to these pages
and by God I'm going to grind it.
The thought I should like to leave
with you, speaking as both a scholar
manque and a scoopless newsman, is that
the entente between university and newspaper should be as cordial as we can
make it.
DISCOVER TRUTH
The campus and the editorial room,
alike and almost alone, have as their
purpose the discovery of facts about the
world, and at best the truth of what
happens in it.
The newspaper is a microcosm of the
university, with pages for commerce,
sports, medicine, the arts and so on. It
is a crude and barely working model,
true. But its purpose is, or should be,
the same: enlightenment.
Now, it seems to me that both these
institutions, the university and the popular press, are facing a serious menace to
that role.
The university is gradually becoming
the servant of preparation for a career,
of answering the  "how"  needed  to  get
21
U. B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE a good job rather than the "why" of disinterested exploration of man's ignorance.
Similarly the newspaper, under increasing economic pressure, may well become the mouthpiece of the advertiser
on the one hand, and the public relations
man on the other. The number of newspapermen is already dwarfed by that of
the usually better-paid publicists whose
purpose is to create among the public a
favorable image of the organization they
represent.
Seeing more and more of my colleagues in journalism—among them the
ablest—quit the fourth estate for the
lusher pasturage of public relations and
the advertising agency, and watching the
country's newspapers shrink in number,
I am pervaded by the foreboding that
the freewheeling columnist, or writer of
any kind of press comment that attempts
to be more than name-dropping gossip,
will before too long join the Tasmanian
wolf and the great auk.
The university professor, though by
no means a vanishing species, faces the
same pragmatism in the university's becoming a training ground for specialists
and the prep school of early promotion.
The general practitioner, in a newspaper column or in the college classroom,
is bucking the trend. The crotchety professor whose province was any kind of
truth and the firebrand editor to whom
the seat of nobody's pants was beyond
the boot, both the same breed at heart,
are already almost extinct, smothered in
the great, amorphous embrace of The
Organization.
ACTIVE COOPERATION
Two institutions whose very essence
is freedom of thought and expression—
should they not give succor to each other
before that awful hug?
It seems to me that they should and
that they can. Not just moral support.
Real,  active cooperation.
The newspaper needs writers with a
good liberal education and it needs readers mature enough to prefer thought to
rot.   The university can produce them.
We of the press, on the other hand,
should exert ourselves to keep alive intellectual curiosity by continued association with the university in post-graduate courses, seminars and groups such as
the Humanities Association.
We can no longer afford to hold each
other at arm's length, in contempt. And
I say it as earnestly as befits a career
whose drive, straight and high off the
tee, has drifted into a wicked slice and
landed in the rough. Let's widen the
fairway.
The new wing of the University library will be ready in September of this year
and will help to relieve overcrowded conditions. Wing will contain an open shelf
collection of books as well as additional stack space and rooms for special collections such as the Murray Collection of Canadiana which was purchased by the
"Friends  of the Library" recently.
FRIENDS OF  LEARNING
BY NEAL HARLOW
University Librarian
The Autumn meeting of the Friends
of the University Library really opened
the winter season this year, coming as
it did on December 8. From the opening paper on "Andrew Carnegie: Bullion,
Buildings, and Books," by President MacKenzie, to the last item on the program,
coffee and cakes, the proceedings were
stimulating and warmly received. Dr.
Ping-ti Ho, of the department of Asian
studies, described "P'u-pan, the great
Chinese library at U.B.C," and the
Librarian asked what kind of a Library
the University wished to have, under the
science-fiction title, "What orbit, please?"
Mr. Kenneth Caple, president of the
Friends, monitored the session.
An impressive exhibit of recent additions to the Library—eight centuries of
Chinese printed books and manuscripts,
a selection of publications on the War
of 1812 from the new Thomas Murray
collection, gifts from Mr. Walter C.
Koerner, Dr. H. R. MacMillan, the Leon
and Thea Koerner Foundation, and many
other sources—were ranged on tables
around the room and kept a stream of
viewers engrossed until after the closing
hour.
Photographs reporting progress upon
the new south wing to the Library build
ing were also on display, showing the
outside, at least, of this major addition
to hard-pressed Library facilities. Adding new places for about a thousand
faculty and students (with individual
study tables), the wing will also permit
the adaptation of Library services to the
University's growth and changing needs.
A new, open "College Library" for students in their first two years; "divisional
reference rooms" for the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, added to the
already existing biomedical and fine arts
sections; a new division of special collections for the Howay-Reid library of
Canadiana, expanding collections of
manuscripts and rare books, and a branch
of the B.C. Provincial Archives; more
nearly adequate quarters for the Library's processing staff; and a large section of bookstacks—all these are to open
with ceremony in the fall of 1960. Plans
for the celebration in advance of the
Fall Congregation are in the hands of
the active Friends of the Library.
Grateful acknowledgment is made to
the many alumni who earmarked their
contributions through the Annual Giving
Campaign for the University Library.
These funds will be spent upon major
additions to the University's research
collections. The Friends of the Library
are indeed the friends of learning.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE     22 GIFTS
President N. A. M. MacKenzie has
announced that the University has received two gifts of property which will
be used for work in the biological sciences and the arts. The gifts are as
follows:
• Five and a half acres of property
at Whytecliff, near Vancouver, donated
by Major-General and Mrs. Victor Odium for work in fine arts, public affairs
and approved student activities.
• 190 acres of land donated by Mr.
Thomas L. Thacker of Hope, B.C.,
which will be used as a reserve for long
range studies of environmental factors
in the biological sciences.
The property donated by General and
Mrs. Odium consists of a large home
and four other cottages in one of the
most attractive areas of B.C.
The board of governors has instructed
the president to appoint a committee to
recommend plans for the appropriate
use of the property. The committee
will include representatives in the various fields of fine arts, the extension department and others from the Vancouver
area.
Commenting on the gift, President
MacKenzie said that General and Mrs.
Odium have had a long and intimate
association with U.B.C. and have been
generous friends.
"The general was for five years a member of the board of governors," the president said, "and this latest gift is but
further evidence of his belief in the importance of the work being done by the
University and his concern that this
should be continued and expanded."
The second gift of property, which is
located one mile east of Hope, will be
known as the U.B.C. Thacker Ecological Research Reserve.
Dr. Ian Cowan, head of U.B.C.'s
zoology department said the biological
departments of the University were enthusiastic about using the property for
ecological studies. Ecology is the study
of the relationships of plants and animals to their environment. He said that
nowhere in B.C. is there an area of land
completely dedicated to study of this
kind.
"The processes involved," he said, "are
very slow and their study demands an
area where there is the assurance that
re-study will be possible for periods of
as long as a century or more."
Before research can begin U.B.C.
scientists will carry out a number of
studies over the next year or two. These
studies will establish a base for understanding subsequent changes, Dr. Cowan
said.
The preliminary program, which will
start in 1960, includes a complete inventory to determine the general pattern of
soil types, vegetation and fauna, a land
survey to establish permanent reference
points and a forest study.
Dr. Cowan said that types of long
term research which could be carried out
include soil, plant, bird and insect studies
as well as experiments with confined
populations of small animals. U.B.C.'s
faculty of forestry will also use the property for long term research of forest
environments which is not possible on
the University's forest near Haney, B.C.
EXTENSION
The University of British Columbia
has formed a Council on University Extension to provide a closer relationship
between the University and communities
throughout the province.
Announcement of the formation of the
Council was made by Dr. John Friesen,
head of the University's extension department, in his biennial report for the
two years ending August 31, 1959.
Dr. Friesen said the functions of the
Council would be to advise the extension department on province-wide services, education for professional and
community leadership, the use of mass
media, community development and provision for more adequate conference facilities for adults both on and off the
campus. A total of 17 persons from
various B.C. communities have been
named to the Council.
THE LIBRARY
The University of British Columbia
should add $100,000 a year to its total
book fund if its library is to keep pace
with development at comparable North
American institutions, according to Neal
Harlow, U.B.C.'s librarian.
In his annual report to the University
senate, Mr. Harlow said that during the
1958-59 term, U.B.C. added 30,258
volumes to its collection at a cost of
$190,497 including binding.
The pattern which U.B.C. must follow, says Mr. Harlow, is that of the
University of Washington which during
the same period added 45,251 volumes
at a cost of $296,381 or Cornell which
spent $361,724 on 79,872 volumes.
Mr. Harlow also recommends that
non-University funds for the acquisition
of library materials should be actively
sought from outside sources, preferably
on an annual basis.
Such funds, he says, could be used
to purchase special material in a given
area or used as opportunities to acquire
materials occur. He points out that publications in most of the sciences are becoming "extraordinarily expensive" and
in the life sciences reports of scientific
expeditions involve the expenditure of
many thousands of dollars.
Advanced work in the humanities and
social sciences at U.B.C. is still virtually
impossible without the purchase of
scores of costly sets and thousands of
basic studies and texts, he adds.
Growth of the library can also be
accelerated, Mr. Harlow says, if all
campus groups show a greater concern
for the library. "Many persons," he
says, "tend to regard the resources of
this library as static in relation to their
own research and see travel to other institutions as the single means of pursuing their serious work."
Mr. Harlow also recommends that a
study of the resources of University
libraries in Canada be made with a view
to the development of facilities for
graduate studies on a national scale and
the production of an adequate number
of university teachers and research staff
to meet the nation's need.
The same favourable attention must
be given to salaries for librarians as to
any other University groups, Mr. Harlow says, since the University cannot
thrive unless the best procurable staff
are responsible for library development.
23      U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Construction of U.B.C's new medical sciences center has started
opposite the War Memorial Gymnasium. (See story below). In
the architect's sketch above the Wesbrook building is shown
at top right with the new addition for the Faculty of Pharmacy
at the rear. The three buildings of the medical development
are shown grouped around a fourth projected unit to he
constructed in the future. Completion date is August 1961.
Architects are Thompson, Berwick and Pratt.
CONSTRUCTION
A contract valued at $2,767,425 for
construction of a new medical sciences
center at U.B.C. has been awarded to
Dawson and Hall Construction Co.,
President N. A. M. MacKenzie announced
recently.
The center, made up of three separate
buildings, will be constructed on University boulevard opposite the War Memorial Gymnasium. The expected completion date is August, 1961. Architects
are Thompson, Berwick and Pratt.
The largest building of the center, a
four-storey unit, will house the departments of pharmacology, pathology and
neurological research. Two other units,
both three storeys in height, will house
the departments of physiology, biochemistry and anatomy and a Cancer Research
Institute.
The biomedical library, the medical
school administration offices and a student lounge will be part of one of the
three-storey buildings.
When the center is completed U.B.C.'s
medical school will move out of its
present accommodation in wooden huts
which were constructed when the school
was established in  1950.
The total value of U.B.C. construction projects either completed, under
construction or in planning now stands
at more than $15,000,000. The building
program, which began in 1956, is being
financed by grants from the provincial
government, the Canada Council and the
U.B.C. Development Fund, which now
stands at $9,500,000.
PRIZES
The Canadian Broadcasting  Corporation will offer two annual prizes of $100
each to students at the University of
British Columbia for the best television
and radio play.
Dean Walter Gage, chairman of the
U.B.C. awards committee, said that
winter or summer students in any faculty,
graduate or undergraduate, who are
registered for a full program leading to
a degree, will be eligible to submit entries for the competition.
The plays must be designed to fill a
half hour program or longer but the
winning of one of the awards will not
obligate the C.B.C. to perform or produce the play.
The awards will be made by the University on the recommendation of a
committee consisting of representatives
of the Corporation and the University.
Either of the awards may be withheld
if no entry of sufficient merit is received
and the prizes will be divided in the
event of submissions of equal merit.
All entries must be submitted not later
than August 31. Students interested in
the competition should contact the chairman of the English department's creative
writing committee, Professor Earle
Birney.
STUDENT AID
Between 25 and 30 per cent of all
students attending the University of
British Columbia receive some kind of
financial assistance according to figures
released by U.B.C.'s board of governors.
During the 1958-59 session 3381
awards were made totalling $867,379.
Dean Walter Gage, chairman of the
U.B.C. awards committee, said the
figure 3381 represents the number of
awards made and not the number of
individuals assisted. Because some students receive more than one award, Dean
Gage estimates that about 2500 students
or one-quarter of the student body received assistance in the last academic
year.
The figures released by the board
show that assistance given by the University came from four principal sources.
All figures are for the  1958-59 session.
1. University special bursaries and
named bursaries were awarded to 764
students for a total of $115,025. The
bulk of this money—more than $75,000
—was donated by individuals, service
clubs and business firms.
2. Fellowships, scholarships and prizes
with a total value of $218,110 were
awarded to 804 students. Awards in this
category were made to students with
outstanding records and high academic
standing. These funds were practically
all provided by private individuals, firms
and organizations.
3. Awards from revolving loan funds
were made to 1222 students for a total
of $325,024.20. Students are required
to repay this money either at the end
of the session or following graduation.
Funds were provided mainly from gifts,
grants and bequests to U.B.C.
4. Government bursaries and loans
were made to 591 students for a total of
$209,220. This assistance was provided
by the provincial government supplemented by some federal government
funds.
Dean Gage said the loan section of
this last category had now been supplanted by the provincial government's
loan scheme which authorizes the University to borrow up to $2,000,000. In
the current session 580 students have received $300,000 from this source.
The provincial government is, however, maintaining the bursary part of this
category and recently increased the sum
available by $30,000.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE     24 In addition to the above sources financial assistance is available to students
through community organizations, which
make awards independently of the University, and the National Research Council which makes grants to graduate students proceeding to master's and doctor's
degrees.
The total assistance available from all
sources exceeds $900,000 with more than
half the total in the form of loans. In
the current year students are also receiving assistance from the provincial
government in the form of partial payment of fees. The scheme, initiated by
the provincial government this year, provides for payment of one-half the fees
of all first class students and one-third
of the fees for up to the top 2000 second-
class students.
In the current academic year there has
been an increase of about $150,000 in
the amount available to students through
the University, Dean Gage said.
In spite of this, he added, there is
never enough money available. "We are
still a long way from subsidizing students
when you consider that each of our
10,000 students, either singly or with
their parents, have to find about $1200
a year to pay for their expenses at
U.B.C.
"Collectively this amounts to more
than $12,000,000 and we are able to
provide only one-twelfth of that total,"
Dean Gage said. Student requests, he
said, are usually reasonable, and every
effort is made to meet minimum needs,
particularly those of out-of-town students.
THE CAMPUS
The University of British Columbia
has become a day and night campus
with more than 28,500 persons making
use of its facilities on a year-round basis.
Figures released this week by U.B.C.'s
board of governors show that 28,614
students used campus facilities during the
year ending August 31, 1959 as compared
to 10,674 during the same period six
years earlier—an increase of 166 per
cent.
Commenting on the figures, U.B.C.'s
president, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie said
the University now operates about 15
hours a day on an annual basis. "Last
winter 176 classrooms—almost our total
capacity—were in use during the evening," he added.
Expansion of offerings for the summer session and evening classes were two
important factors leading to the increase, the president said. In the six
years from 1953 to 1959 U.B.C.'s population of full time students enrolled for
degrees almost doubled from 5255 to
9950. During the same period summer
session enrolment increased by almost
3000 students.
The total number of students enrolled
for degrees increased by 9318 from 6679
to 15,997 during this period. During the
same period the number studying for
diplomas or certificates or attending non-
credit courses in the evening and at summer school increased by 8628 from 3995
to 12,623.
Complex instrument known as a mass spectrometer has been donated to the department of mining and metallurgy by the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company.
The instrument, used in analyzing heavy water, was in use in the Trail company's
heavy water plant which is now closed. U.B.C. faculty who will be using the
instrument in research projects are research associates Robert Butters, left, and
E. A. Hahn.
ENROLMENT
Enrolment at the University of British Columbia for the 1959-60 session has
increased 6.5 per cent according to
figures released by Registrar Jack Parnall.
A total of 10,570 students have registered for the current session as compared
to 9918 the previous year. Only one
faculty—engineering—has shown a significant drop in enrolment from 1416 to
1351.
Registrations in the faculty of arts and
science increased by 267 from 4907 to
5172. Enrolment in first year arts increased by only one student to 2136.
The faculty with the largest increase
is education where 1819 students registered as compared to 1442 last year—
a gain of 377. The student population
is made up of 7553 (71.45%) men and
3017 (28.55%) women.
Enrolments in other faculties are as
follows with 1958-59 figures shown in
brackets: Agriculture—171 (155); forestry—143 (137); law—245 (246); pharmacy—142 (124); medicine—212 (213);
commerce—654 (590); graduate studies
—616 (559).
NEW SOCIETY
A Society for the Study of the History
and Philosophy of Science has been
formed at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. John Norris, secretary-treasurer of
the organization, said monthly meetings
would be held to discuss general topics
of interest to scientists and humanists.
Membership is open to anyone in B.C.
interested in the history and philosophy
of science.
The aims of the Society, Dr. Norris
said, are to promote study of the history
of various sciences, to initiate studies of
early scientific work in B.C., to encourage the teaching of the history of science
at all levels of education and to stimulate an interest in the philosophy of
science.
President of the organization is Dr.
Otto Bluh, of the department of physics
at U.B.C. Other council members are
Dr. Norris, Professor emeritus W. A.
Clemens, Dr. W. C. Gibson and Professors F. A. Forward, B. N. Moyls and
Barnett Savery. Enquiries regarding
membership should be sent to Dr. Norris,
department of history, University of B.C.
SUMMER SESSION
Close to 200 credit courses will be
available at the University of British
Columbia during the 1960 summer session from June 27 to August 12.
The extensive program will include
courses in anthropology, biology, botany,
chemistry, classical studies, commerce,
home economics, languages, fine arts,
geography, history, music, political science and education.
"The University is currently planning
its most varied and comprehensive summer program of academic, professional
and cultural courses," according to Dr.
K. F. Argue, director of the summer
session, who said the faculty of arts and
science alone will be offering 113 courses.
Dr. Argue said that approximately 75
visiting instructors from Europe and the
United States will complement the much
larger number of regular U.B.C. instructors teaching during the summer months.
Application for admission to the summer session credit courses should be made
between April 1 and May 31. Further
information can be obtained from the
University Registrar.
25     U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE REMEMBRANCE     DAY
President N. A. M. MacKenzie
spoke at services marking Remembrance Day in the War Memorial
Gymnasium. What follows is his address to those who attended the
ceremony.
I do not know who first decreed
that two minutes should be the formal period of our remembering. I only
know that those minutes move like
hours as we pause to reflect and to
pray. Yet no more fitting ceremony
could have been devised; those of us
who fought and came back yearned
for nothing so much as for silence . . .
even the briefest silence, when the
grey earth and the red flames would
stop their nightmare dance, when the
sighing and soughing of shells would
die away. Silence meant peace, when
the "rendez-vous with death at the
disputed barricade" could be delayed
—for an hour, a day, or a month.
And so the silence we have just observed speaks with more dignity and
more feeling than can any human
being.
For me those who died will always
be young, for War is for the young,
the   vigorous,   the   fearless,   care-free
boys and men in the full flower of
their manhood.   And it is not easy to
explain  the  purpose  of  their  death.
They had  so  much  to  live  for:  the
love of good women, and the voices
of  children,  the  soft  snows  on  our
mountains, the wind on prairie wheat,
the smell of autumn woods under the
rains,  the  surge  of  our  seas,  bright
suns and hazy moons.   And they died
before life had worked  its rich  and
mellow wonders on their souls.
Blow out, you bugles, o'er the rich Dead!
There's none of these so lonely and poor
of old,
But,  dying, has made us rarer gifts than
gold.
These   laid   the   world   away;   poured   out
the  red
Sweet wine  of youth;  gave  up the years
to be
Of work and joy, and that unhoped serene,
That men call age; and those who would
have been,
Their sons,  they gave.—their  immortality.
Why did they die? They died that
we might live and be free, that we
might order and conduct our lives as
best we know. They died for us and
instead of us and they died too for
their country, Canada. They are now
with the ages and their marching
figures, in duns and grays and blues
and khaki, move past us this morning
in ceaseless procession. We remember  them   in  the   quiet  of  our  own
hearts and in those recurring moments when memory brings them
back to us in their youth and with
all their love of life and of us within
them.
No one can ever take the measure
of their sacrifice, the nobility of their
actions in that complete surrender of
self. Those who fought and stand
here today with me know that war is
not all slaughter and pain. They will
remember, as I do, the quick moments
of happiness; warm, rich friendships;
the laughter, the merriment of good
comrades. Perhaps only the weeping
women know the full meaning of war,
for they were left without knowledge
of this other side I mention.
And so once again at the eleventh
hour of the eleventh day of the
eleventh month of this year, 1959, I
join with you and with countless
thousands of others across the world,
who gather in great and small but
always impressive ceremonies, to celebrate with you the ending of the sacrifice, the bloodshed and the killing,
and to remember those who, less
fortunate than ourselves, made the
greatest sacrifice that human beings
can make, for us.
For me, Pericles, who lived and
wrote in the Golden Age of Athens,
has said what I feel and what I would
like to have said about these comrades and loved ones:
But each one, man by man has won
imperishable praise, each has gained a
glorious grave—not that sepulchre of
earth wherein they lie—but the living
tomb of everlasting remembrance wherein
their glory is enshrined; remembrance
that will live on the lips, that will blossom in the deeds of their countrymen
the world over. For the whole earth is
the selpulchre of heroes: monuments may
rise and tablets be set up to them in their
own land: but on far-off shores there is
an abiding memorial that no pen or chisel
has traced; it is graven not on stone or
brass but on the living heart of humanity.
Take these men then for your ensamples.
Like them remember that prosperity can
be only for the free, that freedom is the
sure possession of those alone who have
the courage to defend it.
It is my hope and prayer that as
the years pass, as the memories of
those of us who knew them grow dim
and as we pass from the scene, that
others who succeed us will continue
for all time to celebrate and to remember these and others like them, our
comrades, our friends, our loved ones.
And in remembering them, may they
renew their vows and ours that never
again, please God, will we allow another war to engulf this world in
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE     26 THE FACULTY
M. Dorothy Mawdsley, B.A.(McGill),
M.A.(Brit. Col.), Ph.D.(Chic), who has
retired as dean of women and professor
in the English department, has been
granted the title dean emerita by the
senate.
W. M. Armstrong, B.A.Sc.(Tor.),
M.C.I.M., professor of metallurgy in the
Faculty of Applied Science, has been
elected a councillor of the Association of
Professional Engineers of B.C.
Jack C. Berry, M.S.A.(Brit.Col.), Ph.D.
(Iowa State Coll.), professor of animal
husbandry in the Faculty of Agriculture,
has been elected president of the Pacific
National Exhibition.
John D. Chapman, M.A.(Oxon.), Ph.D.
(Wash.), associate professor in the department of geography, has been named
provincial representative on the Lower
Mainland Regional Planning Board. The
provincial nominee represents unorganized territories such as the University
Endowment Lands and loco.
George F. Curtis, Q.C, LL.B.(Sask.),
B.A., B.C.L.(Oxon.), LL.D., D.C.L., professor and dean of the Faculty of Law,
flew to London to address the United
Kingdom Universities Conference on December 11. Dean Curtis spoke on the
Commonwealth scholarship scheme
which provides 1000 scholarships for
study at Commonwealth universities.
Prime Minister Diefenbaker announced
on December 12 that Dean Curtis has
been appointed chairman of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship
committee for Canada. The committee
will guide the implementation in Canada
of the recommendations of the Oxford
conference on the scholarship and fellowship plan.
Dean Curtis was chairman of the
scholarship committee of the Commonwealth Education Conference which
established the scheme in July last year.
William C. Gibson, B.A.(Brit.Col.),
M.Sc.(McGill), D.Phil.(Oxon.), M.D.C.M.
(McGill), Kinsmen professor and head of
the department of neurological research
in the Faculty of Medicine, is at Yale
University for the spring term of 1960
as visiting professor of the history of
medicine. An honorary fellow of the
laboratory of physiology there, Dr. Gibson will lecture on the evolution of ideas
in the medical sciences.
S. A. Jennings, M.A., Ph.D.(Tor.), professor of mathematics, was appointed
visiting lecturer by the Mathematical Association of America to lecture this winter at such widely scattered points as the
University of Alaska and the New
Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
Frank Noakes, B.Sc.(Alta.), M.S.,
Ph.D.(Iowa State Coll.), M.E.I.C, Mem.
A.I.E.E., Mem. I.R.E, professor and
head of the department of electrical en
gineering in the Faculty of Applied
Science, has been elected a councillor of
the Association of Professional Engineers of B.C.
George L. Pickard, M.B.E., M.A.,
D.Phil.(Oxon.), professor in the department of physics and director of the
Institute of Oceanography, has been
named a Canadian delegate to the 12th
general assembly of the International
Union of Geodesy and Geophysics in
Helsinki, Finland, from July 25 to
August 5. Dr. Pickard will give a paper
entitled "Influence of river runoff on
oceanographic characteristics in the fjord
type inlet," at the conference.
Barnett Savery, A.B.fWash.), A.M.,
Ph.D.(Harvard), professor and head of
the department of philosophy, has been
elected president of the Pacific division
of the American Philosophical Association, an honour also accorded, in 1932,
to his father who taught philosophy at
the University of Washington for 43
years.
Robert F. Scagel, M.A.(Brit.CoL),
Ph.D.(Calif.), associate professor in
biology and botany and the Institute of
Oceanography, spent two months in
Europe this winter on a grant from the
National Research Council, to study type
specimens of marine algae. Dr. Scagel
also lectured at the Oceanographic Institute in Paris and at the Botanical Institute in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Denis C. Smith, B.A., B.Ed.(Brit.CoL),
D.Ed.(U.CL.A.), associate professor in
the Faculty of Education, will be visiting
professor for the summer session of the
University of Southern California, in Los
Angeles. His course, on the principles of
education and administration, will be
given to two sections, one in the day,
the other at night.
Alan Thomas, B.A.tTor.), A.M.(Col-
umbia), director of the communications
division in the extension department, is
one of 12 directors named to the Canadian Institute of Communications, recently formed to promote research on the
constructive role in society of the
modern media and techniques of communication.
The Canadian research body will cooperate with the International Association of Mass Communications Research,
a UNESCO body created at Paris in
December, 1957. The Institute will study
the communications process in all its
aspects, historical, economic, judicial,
psychological and sociological.
L. O. R. Crouch, B.Sc.(Victoria, Australia), M.Sc.(Utah), M.C.I.M., professor
of mining engineering, was president of
the 12th B.C. Natural Resources Conference, held at Harrison Hot Springs Hotel,
November 18, 19 and 20, 1959. This
year's conference theme was "Resource
development in the northern Cordilleran
region."
Paul A. DehneJ, M.A.(Calif.), Ph.D.
(Calif.L.A.), assistant professor in the
department of zoology, has received a
three-year grant of $32,800 from the
National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C, for basic research on a common type of Pacific coast crab (Hemi-
grapsus).
Jack Halpern, B.Sc, Ph.D.(McGill) has
received a Nuffield Fellowship and is
spending the 1959-60 academic year at
Cambridge University, England.
Ian McTaggart Cowan, B.A., Ph.D.
(Calif.), professor and head of the department of zoology at U.B.C, was a
member of the five man delegation which
visited Russia in October. The visit was
arranged between the National Research
Council and the Soviet Academy of
Sciences. The party visited Moscow,
Leningrad, Kiev and Tbilisi. Dr. Cowan
has recently been re-appointed for a further three-year term to the National Research Council.
Elmore G. Ozard, B.A.(Wash.), associate professor in the College of Education, will act as chairman of the regional
adjudicating committee for Saskatchewan,
Alberta and British Columbia to pick the
three "most artistically talented students"
in Canada for advanced art studies
beyond high school. The Canadian
Society for Education through Art, a
voluntary organization, has just set up
a scholarship fund to this end.
Reginald A. H. Robson, B.Sc.(London),
Ph.D.(Calif.), associate professor of
sociology, will study factors affecting the
choice of university teaching as a career
under a short-term grant from the Canada Council.
Robert F. Scagel, M.A.(Brit.CoL),
Ph.D.(Calif.), associate professor of
oceanography, was on leave of absence
from October 23 to December 13, on a
grant from the National Research Council. He visited a number of herbaria to
study type specimens of marine algae in
London, Kew; Edinburgh, Glasgow and
Millport; Dublin; Paris; Amsterdam and
Leiden; Copenhagen; Lund, Stockholm,
Uppsala, Malmo and Gothenburg. Dr.
Scagel also gave invited lectures in
the Oceanographic Institute of the Sorbonne in Paris, and the Botanical Institute, Gothenburg University in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Gordon Smith, A.R.C.A., assistant professor in the Faculty of Education, has
been granted leave of absence for the
period July 1, 1960 to June 30, 1961. Mr.
Smith, who is a well-known painter, plans
to visit Europe, and to devote the rest of
his year's leave to painting.
D. J. Wort, M.Sc.(Sask.), Ph.D.(Chic),
professor in the department of biology
and botany, has returned from Oxford
where he conducted research in G. E.
Blackman's laboratory, on a Nuffield
Foundation travel grant. He investigated
photosynthetic and respiratory responses
of plants to the application of chemical
growth regulators.
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FUTURE. ..
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to the past by putting the
future in debt to ourselves."
—Lord Tweedsmuir
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which a person may perpetuate
his interest in education by bequest or trust to the University
of British Columbia. Such gifts
may be unrestricted or may be
directed to specific purposes.
Bequests need not be in large
amounts to be effective is assisting the University. For example:
$1000—added to the Student
Loan Fund would be used
over and over as students repay amounts borrowed.
$2000—would provide four
years of scholarships or bursaries—or subsidize the publication of a scholarly work—
or purchase special books,
paintings, musical instruments
or other equipment.
$5000—this capital sum would
endow an annual bursary or
scholarship, furnish several
rooms in the students residences, or provide special
equipment for teaching or
research.
$10,000—would endow a research program, establish a
teaching laboratory or help
the library acquire historical
and literary manuscripts or
collections
and so on.
Enquiries regarding wills,
bequests, or life income trusts
will be welcomed.
Please address
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BOOK   REVIEWS
Canadian Literature, A Quarterly of
Criticism and Review. Vancouver, University  of  British  Columbia.
Towards the middle of September,
1959, the first number of Canadian
Literature came off the press to make its
initial bow before a discriminating group
of readers in Canada and abroad. Unlike the usual baby, it presented an appearance that was vigorous, dignified,
and mature. Though the comparison is
obviously exaggerated (and for this may
I be forgiven), its birth was not unlike
that of Pallas Athene, who sprang forth
in full armour from the head of father
Zeus. But there is a difference as well
as a likeness: the birth of this new journal had nothing of the miraculous about
it. Behind the event were years of discussion and months of detailed planning,
with the final shaping being done by
the journal's editor, George Woodcock,
critic, writer, and professor, ably assisted by Robert Reid, brilliant typographer and designer.
Some two months later the second
number of the journal not only confirmed but also strengthened the impressions made by Number One, and it can
now be said with confidence that the
infant has been established as a significant quarterly in the field of criticism
and review. It has a solid and a growing
subscription list; sales of separate copies
have been good; and the critical reception has been generally warm. Reviewers
throughout Canada have welcomed it;
Time has said nice things about it; and
J. Donald Adams, in the Book Review
section of the New York Times, has given
the better part of a page to a careful
criticism of it. Mr. Adams, though describing it "as a handsome magazine,
distinguished in format," differed from
other critics by expressing qualms about
the limitations imposed upon it by its
editorial policy. He thought the scope
should be wider and regretted that creative writing had not been included.
Obviously, he was not aware of work already being done by other Canadian university quarterlies (in particular the
Toronto Quarterly, the Queen's Quarterly, and the Dalhousie Review), and consequently failed to understand the reasons for the editorial plan of Canadian
Literature.   What is it?
Basically, Canadian Literature plans
to devote its pages to articles about
Canadian literature (past, present, and
future), to reviews, short and long, of
current works of Canadian literature,
and to the many and varied problems
that confront creative writers in Canada.
Contributors to the magazine may be
Canadians, but they may also be Americans, Englishmen, Frenchmen, or of any
nationality, from any part of the world.
They may write in English, or in French.
But they must write about Canadian
literature or some aspect of the Canadian literary scene—books, radio, television, journalism, or theatre, for example. These limitations give Canadian
Literature a uniqueness, a strength, and
a sense of direction that it could not
have obtained by a wider, a more diffuse policy. To all readers interested in
Canadian writers and writings, the magazine should become a focal point of ever
increasing importance.
Samplings   from  the   first  two   issues
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE     28 indicate the richness of the fare already
offered: Ethel Wilson, in "A Cat Among
the Falcons," and Roderick Haig-Brown,
in "The Writer in Isolation," discuss in
most intimate and revealing ways some
of the problems of creative writers; A. J.
M. Smith, in "Duncan Campbell Scott,"
and Desmond Pacey, in "Major John
Richardson," bring new light to bear on
Canadian writers of the past; and Hugo
McPherson, Robert Weaver, and M. W.
Steinberg evaluate some works by contemporary figures—Gabrielle Roy, Morley Callaghan, and A. M. Klein. Two
articles in French about French-Canadian writing have also appeared, one by
Gilles Marcotte, "Une Poesie D'Exil,"
and one by Gerard Tougas, "Bilan d'une
Litterature Naissante." Add to these the
fine editorials by George Woodcock (to
whom great credit must be given for the
acclaim already given the journal), and
the numerous reviews on recent Canadian books, and you have some idea of
the variety achieved within the limitations that I have indicated.
The third number, which is scheduled
to appear in the middle of February,
will be even more varied, for it will
contain the first of the annual bibliographies of Canadian literature and criticism. This bibliography will list both
books and articles, and it should be of
great value, not only to the general
reader, but more especially to librarians,
and teachers of literature, in schools and
in universities.
In conclusion, I should mention that
Canadian Literature is published by the
University of British Columbia, and is
under the general direction of an editorial board composed of representative
members from various faculties and the
administration. Separate numbers can
be purchased for a dollar, and a year's
subscription (four numbers) is three dollars. The subscription manager is Basil
Stuart-Stubbs, the University of British
Columbia Library, and the business manager is Inglis Bell, also of the Library
staff.
The   reviewer   is   Professor   Stanley
Read of the U.B.C. English Department.
Young Endeavour: Contributions to
Science by Medical Students of the past
Four Centuries, by William Carleton
Gibson, D.Phil.(Oxon), M.D., CM., Kinsmen Professor of Neurological Research,
The University of British Columbia.
Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Illinois,
U.S.A., Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1958.
xx, 292 pp. $7.25.
A recent graduate of U.B.C. who had
read Young Endeavour wrote of it: "Unusual but absolutely fascinating . . . most
interesting and most stimulating to a
young medical mind. It should be read by
all medical students ... As Dr. Gibson
says, the whole process of medical education requires considerable re-thinking."
The book is indeed interesting, even to
a layman. The plan is simple, plain, almost like a text-book in its arrangement,
but very unlike a great many text-books
in its lively treatment of its subject
matter. The fields of endeavour of the
youthful students are made the subject
of no fewer than eleven chapters, to
which Dr. Gibson has added an introduction and a chapter of his own conclusions, plus eleven pages of classified
bibliography and an eight-page index.
Sir Henry Dale, O.M., in his Foreword, writes approvingly of Professor
Gibson's concern "about the central
problem of education today — how to
ensure that the student shall continue to
acquire a sufficiently competent grasp of
what is really essential, out of the mounting superabundance of what is known,
and at the same time to sharpen rather
than to satiate his appetite for the further
developments of knowledge, and to
stimulate rather than to quench any
spark of imagination, any faculty of
mental enterprise, with which nature
may have endowed him."
The table of contents lists the names
of 65 men of science, and many more
names are found in the body of the book.
The story of their early achievements
is told tersely and often in their own
words. Sufficient biographical material
is included to place the subjects in their
true perspective in medical history.
Through four centuries range the
names, listed chronologically, within their
own chapters. Jean Fernel, (1497-1557),
is the earliest of these youthful heroes;
his biographer, Sir Charles Sherrington,
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the nervous system," is the most recent.
A cursory glance reveals distinguished
names: Humphry Davy, Henry Gray—
who has not heard of Gray's Anatomy?
—Thomas Huxley, John Bruce MacCallum, Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins.
Ivan Pavlov, Edward Jenner, William
Osier, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud,
Galileo Galilei, Hermann von Helmholtz.
The nine pages of illustrations have
been selected with scholarly care. Also,
scattered here and there, occur individual
pages containing assorted words of wisdom of scientists, philosophers, men of
letters, so arranged as to illumine or enliven the text. Among these is noted this
ironic quotation from Lord Bacon:
"Medicine is a science which hath been
more professed than laboured, and yet
more laboured than advanced, the labour
having been more in a circle than in
progression."
The book is aptly dedicated "To the
spirit of William Osier renascent in my
teachers Maude Abbott. W. W. Francis,
Wilder Penfield." It can easily be
imagined how warmly Osier, apostle of
the under-forties, would have welcomed
these studies. In any event, his spirit
pervades the entire volume whose purpose is, among other things, to show the
truth of Osier's observation that "there
is only one intellectual infection of any
permanent value to the medical student
—the scientific spirit and outlook and
attitude   of   mind."   Young   Endeavour
can do much to spread and deepen this
infection.
The reviewer is Harry T. Logan, former head of the U.B.C. classics department.
STUDENT NEWS
By MARILYN  BERNARD
A.M.S.   Public  Relations Officer
As all alumni will remember, the
Spring term at U.B.C. is an extremely
hectic one. Executives are being elected
for next year, conferences are being
held, final exams are imminent and, of
course, there is a full social calendar.
One of the biggest topics of student
conversation has resulted from the announcement that U.B.C. has been
chosen to host the Third Annual
N.F.C.U.S. Seminar. Over one hundred
and fifty students and faculty members
will come to Vancouver in early September to participate in this student seminar
which will be the largest ever held in
Canada.
Students from as far east as Memorial University in Newfoundland will
travel west on a special train which will
pick up the other delegates en route.
The topic of the seminar is "Research,
Education and National Development."
A special travel program is being arranged which will enable the eastern
delegates to view some of the developments which have taken place in western
Canada during the past few years.
Stopovers are being arranged in Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Edmonton where
the local N.F.C.U.S. committees will
take the delegates on tours of each city.
An examination of the primary industry
of the area will be emphasized.
In addition, the seminar will be open
to all interested U.B.C. students.
The U.B.C. Debating Union has
finally broken a three-year monopoly
on the McGoun Cup that the University
of Alberta has held. The McGoun Cup,
established in 1923, is emblematic of
debating supremacy among the four
western  universities.
Derek Fraser teamed with Ken Hod-
kinson to win unanimously over two debaters from University of Alberta.
Peter Hebb and Darcy Reddyhoff
scored   a   split   decision   in   Edmonton.
U.B.C. is now eligible to compete
with the winners of parallel contests at
eastern Canadian universities. If they
win at that level they will go on to
England for a further round of debates
at English universities with representatives of other countries.
The Fourth Annual Academic Symposium was held in Parksville on Vancouver Island during the first weekend
in February. Students, faculty members,
alumnae and guests made up the one
hundred and forty delegates.
Among the topics discussed were the
advisability of entrance examinations,
the role of extra-curricular activities in
the   total   "education"   of   the   students
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31       U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE and a proposal for a full week without
lectures before final  exams.
"Mardi Gras in the Old South" was
the theme for this year's annual charity
ball sponsored by the Greek Letter
Societies in aid of charity. The proceeds
will go to the Foundation for Emotionally Disturbed Children. Mary Hudson
of Alpha Gamma Delta was chosen
Mardi Gras Queen and Philip Tingley
of Phi Gamma Delta was King.
World Refugee Year was observed on
the campus when the World University
Service Committee, N.F.C.U.S., Student
Christian Movement and the Commonwealth Club sponsored Refugee Week
to make students more aware of refugee
problems and to raise funds to aid refugee  students  and  professors.
The Graduation Class election results
are: Dave McGrath, president; vice-
president, John Leesing; secretary, Jeri
Wilson; treasurer, Gerald McGavin;
and  social convenor, Ray Smith.
SPORTS
By BARBARA SCHRODT
P. Barbara Schrodt, B.P.E/51, of the
School of Physical Education, is executive secretary of the Women's Athletic
Committee.
This year will be remembered as a
significant one in the development of
women's athletics at U.B.C. With the
entry of women's teams into the Western
Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union,
our program takes a great step forward
in providing opportunities for women to
participate in excellent athletic competition.
Western Canadian Intercollegiate
Athletic Union activities are only one
more step of a steady climb, however,
for the past five years have seen tremendous growth in all phases of the
Women's Athletic Association. In 1955-
56, eight sports were sponsored, on a
budget of $2,000; this year sixteen sports
are operating with $10,000 ($3,500 from
the University, $6,500 from the Alma
Mater Society).
During this time, the organization and
administration of the Women's Athletic
program has undergone many radical
changes. Formerly a year-to-year, student-operated endeavour, women's athletics are now directed on a long-term
basis, with a very happy balance of
student  and  faculty  administration.
The establishment of the Women's
Athletic Committee, a student-faculty
policy-making body, has done much to
co-ordinate student affairs with administration responsibilities. The counsel of
faculty members such as Dr. Nora Neilson, the present chairman, has been of
great value in guiding student officers in
their duties.
The creation of the office of executive
secretary of the Women's Athletic Committee has introduced a continuity into
the program that was almost entirely
lacking in the past. With the assumption
of certain financial and administrative
functions, the executive secretary has
taken over some responsibilities that
were once those of student officers and
managers,  but  some  loss  of  autonomy
was regretfully considered necessary as
the program developed.
The Women's Athletic Directorate can
point with pride to the fact that almost
one-fifth of the women students are participating in some phase of the women's
athletic program. Two hundred and fifty
women are active members of University
teams, while over 400 other students
entered the women's intramural program
last term. Well planned publicity has increased the numbers in recent years.
Future hopes are very ambitious and
may possibly be realized within a few
years. The establishment of a winter
sports arena for curling and figure skating, an indoor swimming pool for recreation as well as for University teams,
another gymnasium for intramurals and
all gymnasium teams, qualified coaches
for all teams, and, of course, more
money for equipment will help in the
achievement of an ultimate goal—at
least 50% of the women students participating in some form of recreational or
competitive sports activity.
W.C.I.A.U.
In our first year of competition in the
Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union, a successful start was made
in the hostessing of the golf and tennis
tournament. Although no golfers were
officially entered, the tennis team played
fifteen matches without a loss. Sharon
Whittaker, Joan O'Brien and Cathy
Stuhrman combined to win the women's
championship and the Marjorie Leeming
Trophy, in competition for the first time
this year. Sharon Whittaker also teamed
up   with   John   Sutherland   to   win   the
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doubles.
Other teams representing U.B.C. in
week-end tournaments were: basketball
and curling at the University of Saskatchewan, February 4-6; badminton at the
University of Manitoba, February 26-27;
and volleyball, synchronized swimming
and speed swimming at the University of
Alberta, February 26-27. Figure skating,
fencing and golf teams are not entered
as yet in W.C.I.A.U. competition, but
should be ready within the next two or
three years.
In the last two years, U.B.C. has taken
the initiative in providing opportunities
for basketball teams in B.C. to participate at the tournament level.
For the third consecutive year, the
Women's Athletic Association sponsored
the B.C. High School Girls' Basketball
Tournament in the Women's Gym.
March  10,  11, and  12 saw twelve B.C.
high school teams represent their zones
in a very exciting tournament. In just
two years this tournament has done
much to increase interest and calibre of
play amongst girls throughout the province.
This year, the Women's Athletic Association presented another special event
for women's basketball. The Senior
Women's Thunderette Invitational Basketball Tournament, held on January
29th and 30th, brought teams from
Kelowna, Trail, Calgary, Portland and
Vancouver together for the first tournament of this type. Calgary defeated
U.B.C. Thunderettes in the finals, and
Hastings Community Centre took the
consolation finals over Kelowna. It is
expected that this tournament will become an annual event.
Although sixteen sports compete in
some organized activity during the year,
a few teams operate throughout the year.
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Basketball teams are entered in Senior
A, Senior B, and Junior divisions in Vancouver this year. The "Thunderettes,"
coached by Miss Mearnie Summers, are
currently in second place in the Senior
A division. Captained by Anne Lindsay,
and led by Diane Beach and Marilyn
Peterson, they are striving to upset the
Richmond team. Last year saw the first
Senior A team for U.B.C. women in
twelve years, and this return to top flight
basketball is a most welcome one.
Grass hockey is flourishing as ever,
with two teams, Varsity and U.B.C,
participating in the Greater Vancouver
Women's Grass Hockey Association.
Varsity is currently in second place, with
sights aimed for the top position, at the
present held by Ex-King Edward. Alison
Gourlay, captain, and Barbara Lindberg
are the team's inspiration. Miss Barbara
Schrodt coaches these teams.
Badminton teams ere stronger than
ever this year. Miss Anne Tilley is the
coach, and a strong B-l team is led by
Sharon Whittaker and Sydney Shakespeare. It is expected that this team will
bring home W.C.I.A.U. honours, and
hopes are high for the city league crown.
Other teams working hard for imminent events are the ski team, with
coach Mrs. Doug Fraser (nee Sandra
Tomlinson), and star Sheila Fenton, girls'
rules basketball, coached by Mrs. Hector
Penney, and synchronized swimming,
coached by Mrs. Stewart Black. All in
all, the women's teams are doing well
in excellent competition, and 1959-60
should be a banner year.
ANNIVERSARIES
U.B.C.'s largest classroom, a 10,000
acre research forest in the Fraser Valley,
has celebrated its tenth anniversary.
Located 36 miles east of the U.B.C.
campus, near Haney, the forest is used
as a training ground by students and as
a research center by the Faculty of
Forestry and other departments.
The tract, first leased to U.B.C. in
1943 by the provincial government, was
permanently granted to the University in
1949. Since then the University, aided
by donations from the B.C. Loggers'
Association and individuals, has constructed 23 miles of roads and erected
nine buildings for the use of staff and
students.
The oldest trees in the forest are 800-
year-old Douglas firs which were 250
years old when Columbus discovered
America. One of them could be sold on
the stump for $600 and would provide
enough lumber to construct several
modern homes.
U.B.C. officials estimated that if the
forest were for sale today it would be
worth almost $1,000,000.
The forest provides an ideal student
training ground because of the variety,
maturity and age-classes of trees on the
property. Forestry students spend a
month at the forest on completion of
their third year of academic work and
other organizations such as the Canadian
Forestry Association hold training sessions there.
33      U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE PHARMACY
The University of British Columbia senate has approved a
new four-year course of studies leading to the bachelor of
pharmacy degree,  President MacKenzie has announced.
The new course, which will become compulsory for all
students entering the faculty in September, 1960, will replace
the present three year course leading to the pharmacy degree.
A four-year pharmacy course has been in operation at
U.B.C. on an optional basis for the past two years and about
30 per cent of the class which entered the faculty this year
elected to take it.
Professor A. W. Matthews, dean of the faculty, said the
four-year course provides a degree of elasticity which is not
possible in the three-year curriculum.
"There will still be the same strong emphasis on basic
sciences," Dean Matthews said, "but the student will have
more freedom to continue with his interests in the field of
general education."
The majority of students, he said, will continue to train for
retail pharmacy and under the new program will be able to
devote more time in their senior year to courses dealing with
the economic and business aspects of drug store operation.
Work of a more technical nature will be taken by those who
plan to enter hospital or industrial pharmacy, he added.
Dean Matthews said the decision of the Canadian Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties to adopt the new four-year
program was taken in 1957 following an extensive survey
made from 1946-49 by the American Council of Education
at the request of the American Association Colleges of Pharmacy. This survey gave particular attention to the educational
needs of pharmacy in relation to the significant changes that
have taken place in the work the pharmacist does. Colleges
of pharmacy have proceeded to overhaul and expand their
curricula on the basis of this survey, Dean  Matthews said.
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ALUMNI    CHRONICLE NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS
BY  DAVE   BROCK
Rodney Nullin-Voyd has applied to
the Board of Broadcast Governors
for a commercial television licence.
"If I am elected." Rodney said, "I intend to educate Canada within an
inch of its life. I want every home to
have an intellectual chicken in its
mental pot."
Rodney's proposed programme
director, Fred Tenterhook, has had a
wealth of experience in worthwhile
educational shows, having been a
summer   replacement   stagehand   on
the hilarious quiz show, "I'll be a
Monkey's Uncle." "As a matter of
fact," Rodney revealed, "Fred wrote
some of the continuity for my brief
here." When Fred began life as office-
boy in a law firm, he used to help
type the continuity for the barristers.
A dramatic moment during the
hearings was when the actress Mimsy
Henbane was lowered from a helicopter to declare: "I like Rodney Nullin-
Voyd best in twenty-five words or
less." She was awarded the free trip
she had already had.
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Rodney said that if he was making
any promises which nobody could
possibly fulfill, it was simply because
he was assuming the sponsors would
take no interest in the actual programming. "Time will tell," he added
thoughtfully.
Rodney had already taken out an
option on a home economist, a
neurologist, and a zoologist, to write
three series called Great Cakes, Great
Shakes, and Great Snakes. Lots of
luck, Rodney.
MENTAL HEALTH  KITS READY
The do-it-yourself mental health
kits, developed by Dr. Spindrift, are
now being sold from door to door by
his patients undergoing door-to-door
therapy. Since 3% of the profits is
being given to the new Chair of Nostalgia, alumni are urged to avail
themselves of these dandy little sets.
The basket-weaving set alone is worth
the total price. The complete kit includes sticks of colored sealing-wax
for decorating bottles, a square piece
of art gum which can be carved into
a printing block for gum-o-graphing
your own Christmas cards, and a
special quiz for testing your attitude.
These sets are a very good method of
whiling away the long nights created
by the furious pace of modern living.
Don't wait till you're sick . . . start
that basket-weaving now, and do the
Chair of Nostalgia a good turn at
the same time.
READJUSTMENT
For some years, personnel departments have been weeding out the
crackpots and screwballs from the
more progressive corporations. Today, however, the most daring corporations are replanting these human
weeds. Weeds or, more exactly, fungi,
for they serve as a type of yeast.
During their absence, the normally
adjusted employees have forgotten
how to make even the mildest adjustment to crackpots. In response to the
frantic appeals of various personnel
managers, the University of Nipigon
is giving a short course in "How to
adjust   to   the   non-adjustable."
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our standard of livin
It measures kilowatt-hours ... and as the
kilowatt-hours grow, it indicates the ever-
greater role of electricity in making our
lives easier and more enjoyable.
Abundant low-cost electricity probably
contributes more to our standard of living
than any other factor. It creates opportunity
for industry and business ... it speeds the
production of goods... it opens the way to
hundreds of thousands of better-paying
jobs for Canadians.
Kilowatt-hours cost so little—but think
of what they can do. In the home, low-
cost electricity can bring a world of convenience, comfort and service. Planned
lighting brings glare-free new pleasure
and charm to every room —at the flick of
a finger. In the kitchen and laundry electrical appliances save time and toil.
Television and many other products contribute to our leisure and entertainment.
Are you making full use of inexpensive
electricity ?
To make full use of modern
electrical equipment—in
home, office or factory—
an adequate wiring system
     „      is essential. Your local
**CtmZ^ power company, provincial
Electric Service League or
any qualified electrical contractor will assist
you in planning to "Live Better... Electrically."
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CANADIAN     GENERAL     ELECTRIC    COMPANY
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Manufacturer of equipment that generates, transmits and distributes electricity
... and the wide variety of products that put it to work in home and industry
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U.B.C. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
British Columbia
Abbotsford—O. E. W. Clarke,*  B.S.A/22,  Box
230.
Alberni    (Port)—W.     N.    Burgess,*     B.A/40,
B.Ed.'48, Box 856.
Alice   Arm—Harry   Bapty,*    B.A.Sc'47,   Alice
Arm.
Armstrong—R. B. Knowles, B.A.'50, B.E.D.'58,
Box 263.
Bella   Coola—Milton   C.    Sheppard,*    B.A.'53.
B.Ed.'54,  Box 7.
Campbell River—Raymond  Chalk,*   B.A.Sc.'54,
R.R. No. 2.
Chemaiaiu—A.    Cordon    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 730.
Courtenay—Harold   S.   S.    Maclvor*,   B.A/48,
LL.B/49, Box  160.
Cranbrook—Eric C. MacKinnon, 233-14th Ave.
S.
Creston—R. McLeod Cooper, B.A/49, LL.B/50,
Box 28.
Duncan—David R. Williams, B.A/48, LL.B/49,
Box 280.
Fernie—Kenny N. Stewart, B.A/32, The Park.
Haney—G. Mussallem,* c/o Haney Motors.
Kamloops—Roland    O.    Aubrey,*    B.Arch/51,
242   Victoria  Street.
Kelowna—W. H.  Raikes, Hon.Alum/58, Lake-
shore Road, Okanagan Mission.
Kimberley—Wm.   H.   R.   Gibney,*   B.A.Sc/50,
26-lst Avenue, Chapman Camp.
Langley—Norman   Severide,   B.A/49,   LL.B/50,
Severide   &  Mulligan,  Wright   Bldg.,  Drawer
400.
Llllooet—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., B.Com/35, c/o
Garland, Gansner & Atlidge, Box 490.
Ocean  Falls—John   Graham,*   B.A.Sc/50,   Box
598.
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
128.
Powell River—Dr.   and  Mrs.  John  L.   Keays,
B.A/41, B.A.Sc/41, B.A/39, Box 433.
Prince   George—George   W.   Baldwin,   B.A.'SO,
LL.B/51,   2095   McBride   Crescent.
Prince Rupert—James T. Harvey,* B.A/28, P.O.
Box 188.
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
U19.
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.   Perry,   LL.B/50,   P.O.
Box 790.
Squamish—J.  Smith,*   Principal,  Squamish  Jr.-
Sr. High School, Box 99.
Summerland—Mrs.  N.  O.  Solly,  B.A/31,  R.R.
#1.
Trail—R. Deane, B.A.Sc/43,  1832 Butte Street,
Rossland.
Vernon—Dr. Mack Stevenson, (University Committee),  3105-31st Street.
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, Box 112.
Canada (Except B.C.)
Atlantic Provinces—Dr. Parzivai Copes,* B.A.
'49, M.A/50, 36 Golf Avenue, St. John's,
Newfoundland.
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.'SO,
B.S.W/51,   10220-70th  Street.
London, Ontario—Frank L. Fournier,* B.A/29,
c/o Bluewater Oil & Gas Ltd.,  Room 312,
Dundas Bldg., 195 Dundas Street.
Montreal,   P.Q.   —   Douglas   Wright,   B.A/52,
Wood,   Gundy  &  Co.   Ltd.,   360  St.   James
Street West, Montreal.
Ottawa, Ontario—Thomas E. Jackson, B.A/37,
Apt. 509,  150 Driveway.
Peterborough, Ontario—E. G.  Bazeley, B.A.Sc.
'56, 542 Hillside Street.
Regina,   Saskatchewan   —   Gray   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.
Manager,   Hudson's   Bay  Company.
Foreign
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 Gray stone Terrace, San Francisco. Pals
Alto—Ed. Parker,* B.A/54, Bldg. 202, Apt.
5, Stanford Village, Stanford; Mrs. A. M.
Snell,* B.A/32, 750 Northampton Drive.
Santa Clara—Mrs. Fred M. Stephen,* B.A/25,
381 Hayes Ave. Berkeley—Robert H. Far-
quharson,* B.A/49, M.A/56, 1325 Albina
Avenue, Zone 6; Mrs. Lynne W. Pickler,*
B.A/22,  291   Alvarado  Road,  Zone  5.
California, Southern—Dr. Belle K. McGauley,
B.A/30, 1919 North Argyle Street, Hollywood.
New York, New York—Miss Rosemary Brough,
B.A/47, 214 East 51st Street.
Portland, Oregon — Dr. David B. Charlton,
B.A/25, 2340 Jefferson Street. P.O. Box 1048.
Seattle, Washington—William A. Rosene, B.A.
'49, 19536 Alton Ave., N.E.
United Kingdom—Mrs. Douglas Roe, 901 Hawkins House, Dolphin Square, London, S.W. 1,
England.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE     38 Manager of one of the Royal Bank's Calgary (Alta.) branches watches construction of a customer's new building
What's a Banker Doing Here?
The Royal Bank manager (with hat) is getting a
ground-floor look at his wheat-pool customer's expansion plans. Such visits won't make him an expert on
construction, but they will give him a closer insight
into his customer's problems ... provide a better back
ground for an informed banking service. This habit
of seeking information in the field is typical of Royal
Bank managers everywhere . . . one reason why the
Royal stands so high at home and abroad and why it is
Canada's largest bank.
THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
Assets exceed 4 billion dollars
OVER 970  BRANCHES  IN  CANADA,  THE   CARIBBEAN  AREA   AND   SOUTH  AMERICA.   OFFICES  IN  NEW YORK,   LONDON  AND  PARIS
39     U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Vr.   L.G.R. Crouch, F
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simple homespun charm, Colonial furniture is now interpreted for you in
modern comfort and eye appeal.
ONE REASON WHY PEOPLE LIKE TO SHOP AT "the Ray"
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