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The Graduate Chronicle The
Published by the Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Ormonde J. Hall, B.Comm.
Associate Editors:
Mary M. Fallis, M.A.; Robert W. Bonner, B.A.
Photography Editor: Art Jones, B.A.
Contributing Editor: Archie Paton, B.A.
Business and Editorial Offices:
Room 208, Yorkshire Building,
Vancouver, B. C.
Published at Vancouver, British Columbia.
Volume 9, Number 1
March,  1947
Man of Letters—By Anne Margaret Angus 10
Dr. Frederick McKenzie—By Archie Paton 13
Erica  Nalos  15
Lighter Stuff—By Les Bewley  27
Jabez    28
Sport—By Bill Dunford     .... . 16
Editorially Speaking      17
Personalities      18, 19
Women       20
Frankly Speaking   22
Tabloid  29
The Classes—By Bruce Bewell  34
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4?04 the Record. . .
Many of you who have read the Chronicle will
occasionally wonder why you receive a copy of the
magazine and yet pay nothing for it. . . . Actually no
graduate is entitled to a copy of the Chronicle unless
he is a paid up member of the Alumni Association. . . .
However, in order to build the Chronicle up to
its present, we think, healthy state, it was necessary
to give it a wide circulation and rely on the good
nature of the paid up members not to get annoyed
that they were paying for something some other
Grads got gratis . . . Thus a couple of thousand extra
copies were distributed each issue above the total
membership and distribution was arranged on a
rotation system whereby the extra copies we're
spread out over the floating Alumni group who were
not members in good standing . . .
The result has been that the Chronicle is now
well known to the Alumni and many generous souls
have sent in their fees for the first time on the
strength of their attachment to the magazine, which
they have found is their only way of keeping in
touch with their fellow year men .  . .
But now the membership has been built up,
and if you aren't a fully qualified member, probably
the only place you'll be able to read the Chronicle
will be in E. A. Lee's comfortable men's clothing
shop or at one of the counters of Gibb Henderson's
Georgia Pharmacy.
So . . . remember . . . send in your subscription
($3.00) to Frank Turner at U.B.C. if you wish to
remain on the mailing list . . .
This issue features Arthur Lionel Stevenson
whose latest biography on the life of W. M. Thackeray is attracting good notices on both sides of the
Atlantic . . . the article was written for us by
Mrs. Anne Margaret Angus, and the Review by
John P. Marquand, author of "Wickford Point",
"So Little Time," etc., was kindly given to us to
reprint by the Book of the Month Club . . . new to
the Chronicle is Les Bewley, an ex-Navy lad, now
studying law at U.B.C, whose column in the
Ubyssey "The Children's Hour" is one of the
campus newspaper's brightest corners . . . meet
Les and his Lighter Stuff on page 27 . . .
Jabez is back with us again this issue and Eric
Nicol writes of some of the discoveries located
while digging the excavation for the new Library
wing on page 28 . . . Archie Paton wrote the article
on Dr. Frederick McKenzie and found that our
famous grad, who is concerned with artificial insemination re Bulls at High Altitudes, was a hard man
to track down . . . One week he was in Vancouver,
the next Los Angeles, and in between was somewhere in Mexico . . . but Archie finally collared him
and the results are to be found on page 13 . . . the
usual pictures by Art Jones are missing from this
issue mostly because Art and Pierre Berton were
away last month visiting that interesting spot in
the Yukon called Headless Valley . . . they went
a find a mystical tropical Valley in that region
where allegedly "bananas and cocoanuts grow", but
found only silence and shivering cold . . . plus a
picture of Rita Hayworth, Pierre found tacked up
on the wall of an old cabin. . . .
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9he Graduate Chronicle LETTERS
Dear Mr. Editor:
Your editorial in the October issue is a rather
challenging one with which I am in general agreement. In it you raise one important question and
that is, "What is the matter with our graduates?"
Frankly, I do not believe that there is anything
wrong with our graduates, individually; the lack of
support for the gymnasium campaign and a similar
apathy shown in other matters concerning the University stems principally, I believe, from a lack of
strong organization within the alumni group. At
no time during the past 25 years have I sensed the
existence of a strongly organized alumni core in
Vancouver. Such a parent body would normally
assure a continuity of purpose and a dependability
of policy that distant alumni require for maintaining- confidence in their relations with the central
alumni organization. It is for the foregoing reason,
in large part, that the Memorial Fund has realized
only $5,000 from the alumni.
The recent appointment of Mr. Frank Turner
as a full time secretary-manager of the Alumni Association indicates that the graduates now appreciate that the alumni work of a large university
can be big business. With Mr. Turner's office as
a sheet anchor, alumni branches can be set up systematically all over the continent, or over the
world. And in future, if a drive of any sort is
launched, the distant members can be effectively
reached. In California there are at least nine alumni
that I know of personally and there may well be
twice that number throughout the state. I am sure
that most of these would support any worthy UBC
cause generously, if it were set forth clearly for
their studied consideration.
I like the Chronicle and I do appreciate the work
which a handful of very unselfish alumni had done
in the past in promoting the welfare of our Alumni
Sincerely yours,
L. W. McLENNAN. Arts '22.
2619 Yuba Ave., Richmond, California. U.S.A.
Dear Sir:
Just a word of congratulations to you and your
staff for the marvellous job of building up the
Chronicle to the magazine it is today. It should be
a stimulus to the members of the Alumni Association to know that they have such an active staff
producing a magazine which contains so much personal news of the graduates of U.B.C.
Also, the aid that the Chronicle has given to the
publicity of the U.B.C. War Memorial Gymnasium
Drive has been immeasurable. The members of the
War Memorial Committee are truly thankful for
this help. You are assured of a very successful
future with such a policy of co-operation.
Yours very truly,
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David B. Turner,
well-known city soccer star, has received
his Ph.D. at Cornell
University after
study in the conservation of natural resources. His research
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Mr. Turner, who
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of $1000, and the American Institute Research Fellowship of $1500.
He received his B.S.A., B.A. and M.A. at U.B.C.
Dean Elefthery, '41, left recently for London to
study his medical degree. He is a former U.B.C,
Manitoba and McGill medical student.
Patrick Duncan McTaggart-Cowan- '34, prominent Canadian meteorologist, has been appointed
assistant controller of the meteorogical service of
the Department of Transport. He is a University
of B.C. Rhodes Scholar.
Stan Harris, '41, and his wife, the former Betty
Slater, '43, are now living in Brisbane, Australia,
where Stan is supervising the construction of a factory for Laucks Ltd. They have two small children.
Tommy Berto, '30, is Assistant Personnel Manager for Pacific Mills at Ocean F'alls.
John MacDonald Lecky, Arts '38, and wife, Beverley Cunningham, Arts '38, are returning to Vancouver from Toronto, where they have made their
home for eight years, to reside with a brood of four
—some time in March.
Stanley S. Copp (Civ. Eng. '43) is now on the
staff of the Public Health Engineering Division,
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Lloyd Hobden, B.A., '37, M.A. '40, now studying
at the Sorbonne on an international scholarship,
was made a citizen of honor at Frenouville, FYance
. . . Hobden was with the Canadian Scottish Regiment operating in that sector during the war.
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The Graduate Chronicle LETTERS
Dear Sir:
I notice that the last number of The Graduate
Chronicle contains write-ups and pictures of U.B.C.
graduates who were candidates in the recent civic
elections in Vancouver. I wonder why you failed
even to mention the names of two other civic candidates, Mildred Fahrni (nee Osterhout) and Arnold Webster, also graduates of U.B.C.
I think it regrettable that a mazagine such as
yours, an organ of the graduates of our university,
should lay itself open to the suspicion of favoritism
in a matter of this nature.
I am,
Yours very truly,
(Ed. Note-. The Chronicle regrets the inference occasioned by omitting mention of Mrs. Fahrni and Arnold
Webster, both staunch grads, owing entirely to oversight.
Most sincere apologies to both candidates.)
Mrs. Frank M. Ross was omitted in the last
issue of the Chronicle from the list of directors of
the Community Arts Council of which she is a most
active and leading member. The oversight was due
to the fact that the Chronicle did not recognize the
former Phyllis Gregory, Arts '25, by her married
name, although as Mrs. Ross she was well known
during the war for her work as Oils and Fats Administrator in Ottawa. At present Mrs. Ross is convenor of the Scholarship Committee of the Canadian  Federation of Universitv women.
In the last issue, Ira Dilworth, regional director
of C.B.C, was called the "former head of the Department of linglish at the University of B. C" to
the injustice of Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, who was the
head of the Department during Mr. Dilworth's stay
at U.B.C.
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This issue's cover picture of the Library was
done for the Chronicle by Ted Goodall, well-known
Victoria artist. Mr. Goodall has a nation-wide
reputation for his "sketches" and is, perhaps, best
known for his series of post card sketches done for
the Victoria Tourist Association. Recently he has
been commissioned by English interests to do a
series of sketches on Old Inns in England.
Readers of the Chronicle Can receive prints of
this month's cover suitable for framing by writing
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Page  9 Lionel
New book
The first time that I saw Lionel Stevenson was
in 1919 when he was a sophomore and I a freshman
in the old Fairview "shacks." In those days he was
a slender fair-haired youth, very quiet in his demeanor, but with a certain air of elegance and precision about him. For even at the age of seventeen Lionel gave the impression that he knew where
he was going.
During the few years immediately following the
first world war the University of British Columbia
was a busy, crowded place with over a thousand
students filling every nook in its temporary quarters on part of the General Hospital grounds. There
was something electric in the air of those far-off
days,—a feeling of exhiliration and intellectual adventure. Even though we were very small and
verv new we felt that we formed a real university.
Individually we were actually on courses of higher
learning; and even if some courses have to be given
in tents, as some of ours were, where there are real
teachers and real students there is a university. Another thing that strengthened our feeling of unity
was that we got to know everyone at least by sight.
How could it be otherwise when all Arts students
many times a day jostled to and fro beneath the
clock in the Arts'Building? In 1919 U.B.C. knew
that it was going places. It had to grow, for it had
too much inherent vitality for an yother fate.
The group of undergraduates that 1 came to know
best was the one in which
Lionel Stevenson was quietly influential. Several of the
group were taking English
Honours, several were on
the editorial board of the
Ubyssey, and all, I think,
were members of the newly-
formed Letters Club. Lionel
was both President of the
Letters Club and Senior
Editor of the Ubyssey during his final years at college.
In both positions he was
markedly successful. In Letters Club meetings his remarks, in his exceptionally
pleasing voice, were made
less for effect than were
those of some of the rest of
us, and often showed more
thought and sincerity. Under
his editorship the Ubyssey functioned very smoothly : he developed efficiency in dealing with small
matters and a balanced judgment in handling
larger ones.
To us "literary" ones the dingy old caf.—where
endless tea and crumpets were consumed—became
our Mermaid Tavern. These sessions generated
many words, and maybe even a few ideas. But the
longest, the most involved and absorbing discussions took place when a number of us used to gather
round the hospitable fireside of Mr. and Mrs. Lionel
Haweis. There we talked and talked,—about art
and religion, about men and ideas. But most often
we discussed writing and literary form. One evening Mr. Haweis suddenly asked why we didn't try
to print a selection from our numerous attempts at
verse. The idea was accepted with awe and enthusiasm, and Lionel Stevenson and Geoffrey
Coope took charge of the financing and producing
of that small green booklet, "A Chapbook," privately printed in 1922 and chastely prefaced by
"this edition is limited to two hundred copies of
which one hundred and forty only are available for
purchase by subscription."
I am happy to say that, in spite of special type
and hand-made paper, all expenses were covered by
the subscription price of one dollar a copy. Of the
six students and one graduate who contributed
verse, four are now university professors, one has a
high position with an American publishing house,
Page 10
The Graduate Chronicle Stevenson-Man of Letters
"Showman of Vanity Fair" wins plaudits
critics and Book of the Month backing
one is a Canadian High Commissioner'to New Zealand, and one is a harrassed housewife.
After Lionel graduated in 1922 with first class
honours in English Language and Literature he
collected other degrees in rapid succession: an M.A.
from Toronto, a Ph.D. from the University of California and a B. Litt. from the University of Oxford.
His teaching career began in 1925 when he was an
Instructor at the University of California. Then for
seven years he was head of the English Department
of the Arizona State College at Tempe. In 1937
he became Assistant Professor of English at the
University of Southern California, and in 1943, at
the age of forty-one, he was appointed head of the
Department of English there,—the position which
he now holds. The impressive list of offices he has
held in many learned and literary societies is too
long to quote here, but it clearly shows the respect
and confidence which his abilities have won for
him. It might, however, be mentioned in passing
that Dr. Stevenson is President of the Los Angeles
Centre, P.E.N. Club, and was three times sent as
delegate to international congresses at Vienna in
1929, at Edinburgh in 1934 and at Paris in 1937.
More impressive still is his solid body of published work. In addition to two Ryerson Poetry
Chapbooks, "A Pool of Stars" and "Rose of the
Sea," Dr. Stevenson has published five prose works:
two books of literary criticism and three biographies. ''Appraisals of Canadian Literature" published in 1926 was widely and favorably reviewed
both in England and on this continent. C. H. Her-
ford in The Manchester Guardian called it "a compact, lucid and well-informed essay," and Constance
Lindsay Skinner in The New York Herald Tribune
wrote that "Mr. Stevenson's suggestions are always
valuable," and that he "has done a notable service
to Canadian Letters by writing such a book as
this." His second critical work, "Darwin Among
the Poets" (1932), was called by The English Journal "an extremely discriminating chapter on the
influence of Victorian philosophy upon the contemporary poet."
In looking over "The Chapbook" of 1922, which
I have mentioned above, I came across this stanza
in Lionel Stevenson's poem "Discovery":
"I must go forth to see nations and men,
All they have ever thought or done,
To make their aspirations live again,
Feeling them every one."
It seems prophetic of the type of work in which
our author  has  made  his  greatest  success,—biography.    In the two earlier ones, "The Wild  Irish
(Continued   on   Page   32)
(Reprinted by permission  of  the
Book  of   the  Month   Club.)
No English novelist, except oerhaDS Sir Walter Scott,
has revealed in the pages of his fiction such a complete
character portrait of himself as William Makepeace Thackeray. Indeed, -the pleasure which his works have given a
century of readers may have rested as much on an acquaintance with the author's tastes and on the enjoyment
of his worldly wisdom as on the men and women he created. This feeling that one knows as much about the author
of the Newcomes, for instance, as one does about the Colonel and the Old Campaigner may explain the dearth of
Thackery biographies. And for no other reason than that
it deals with little-exploited material, The Showman of
Vanity Fair would fill what book reviewers term a long-
felt want. Mr. Stevenson's book, however, deserves a good
deal more than such a perfunctory recommendation. It is a
careful and competent piece of research which covers all
the phases of Thackeray's life without indulging in literary
criticism and gives, besides, a very good picture of the literary world of Victorian England. It cannot help but be
entertaining, for it reveals fully the vicissitudes of the
never static career of a brilliant man of warm heart and
courage, who loved life and people. Thackeray, of course,
was one of the few writers of his day who could be invited
safely to a titled dinner table. He knew the continent and
the best hotels and wines along the Grand Tour. He was
at home in the Pall Mall clubs, and unlike Dickens was
born with a silver spoon in his mouth, though fortunately
for him and English letters this spoon fell out early. Less
understood and recognized perhaps are the trials which
beset him and the burdens of ill health and adversity with
which he struggled throughout his life. The days of his
poverty, his early grubbing for a living by drawing and
writing, his embarrassments caused by his huge size and
his broken nose, the insanity of his wife, and finally a
chronic organic complaint all combined to remove him
from the complacencies of his privileged British upper
middle class. These details have seldom been set forth so
fully. Even at the peak of his success, he was dogged by
an unceasing economic compulsion. Never a thrifty man,
Thackeray was under constant pressure to produce until
the day of his death without ever attaining the peace of
mind and ease which he was forever seeking. Better known,
but still seldom discussed at much length or in order, are
his friendships with the men and women of his literary
world,' his rivalry, his quarrel and his final reconciliation
with Charles Dickens, and his dissensions with his critics.
Mr. Stevenson has dealt so humorously and wisely with all
the phases of Thackeray's life, and has set them forth in
such fair proportion that he has drawn one of the complet-
est portraits of Thackeray and his background yet to be
produced. The Showman of Vanity Fair, without being
great biography, is always quite competent and satisfying.
Anyone who is interested in the drives and complications
that shape creative minds, and in the victories and defeats
that lie behind all creative writing, will leave this book
with new insight and knowledge and, above all, with increased respect and affection for our greatest master of the
novel   of   manners.
March, 1947
Dr. William Ure, PhD., F.R.C.S., professor of
Chemistry at the University of British Columbia,
and one of the most brilliant research chemists in
Canada, died in December in Vancouver. Dr. Ure
was 48 years of age.
He    had    suffered —
from a heart condition for some years
but had refused to
slacken his work.
A native of Glasgow, Dr. Ure was
born Aug. 20, 1898.
He was educated in
Vancouver schools,
winning the governor-general's gold
medal when he graduated from King Edward High School in
From 1917 to 1919
he served with the
47th Canadian Infantry Battalion,
CEF. He returned to
UBC and graduated
in 1923 with a
Awarded a National Research Council bursary
he took post-graduate work at UBC and won his
MASc. in 1924. In 1928 he won his Ph.D. at the
California Institute of Technology.
Dr. Ure was appointed to the university staff
in 1928 as an assistant professor. He became an
associated professor in 1938 and a full professor in
He was a member of the International Smoke
Commission in 1929.
He was the past president of the Vancouver
branch Canadian Chemical Association, B.C. Academy of. Sciences and the Royal Astronomical Society Vancouver centre.
In 1944 he was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta and
the Sigma Xi froternities.
During the second war, he served as flight-lieutenant adjutant to the University Airforce unit.
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Dr. C. McLean Fraser, Ph.D., F.R.C.S., former
head of the department of Zoology, and one of the
most popular professors ever connected with the
University of B.C., died at Christmas time in Vancouver.
Dr. Fraser was also noted for his keen interest
in athletics and was responsible for the introduction of basketball to the campus.
As an internationally known biologist, Dr.
Fraser was the author of more than 100 scientific
pamphlets and two books dealing particularly with
hydroids, minute sea organisms which are a primary
food to ocean life.
JOINED UBC in 1919.
Dr. Fraser joined the UBC staff in 1919 after
directing the Dominion biological station at Nanaimo from 1912.
He retired from the university in April, 1940,
to be succeeded by Dr. W. A. Clemens.
Appointed by a Fellow of the Royal Society of
Canada in 1916, Dr. Fraser served on many biological commissions and was chairman of the
oceanographic committee of the National Research
Council and chairman of the biological section of
the Royal Society of Canada from 1941 to 1942.
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Page 12
By A. T. PATON, Arts '42
A few weeks ago one of this continent's leading
authorities on artificial insemination was lecturing
at the university in Montevedeo, Uruguay. He returned to his home in Corvallis, Oregon, only long
enough to be made chairman of the Department of
Animal Husbandry at Oregon State College (effective March 15,( 1947) before packing his grip
for another trip south—this time in California.
The man is 46-year-old Dr. Frederick F. McKenzie, a graduate of U.B.C.'s first class in agriculture in 1921, and now among that faculty's most
distinguished alumni. His biography reads like
that of a diplomat in the foreign service. One
wonders that he finds time from his extra-curricular
activities to handle his staff duties at the college.
Fred McKenzie, who grew up on his father's
farm on Lulu Island, went to the University of
Missouri for post-graduate work after leaving
U.B.C. There he received his A.M. degree in 1923
and Ph.D. in 1925, met and married Corinne
Kauffman, a charming co-ed who graduated from
the same university in public administration. They
now have four sons, Frederick F. II, who after two
years in the U.S. Navy Air Corps, is now a sophomore engineering student at Missouri; Kauffman,
a sophomore at Oregon State College; Jon, aged
7, and Kirk, aged 4, at home.
During the years from 1923 to 1941 Dr. McKenzie was based in Columbia, Missouri, on a cooperative appointment with the U.S. Department
of Agriculture and the University of Missouri. His
special field of research became the development of
techniques in extending the use of sires for mass
improvement, particularly of dairy cattle, through
artificial insemination. Meantime, he became something of a world traveller, his work taking him to
the International College at Izmir, Turkey, in 1927-
28, on a tour of Europe in the '30's, to the Royal
Veternary College in Stockholm, Sweden, and to
Cambridge University, England, in 1938.
In 1941 Dr. McKenzie moved to Logan, Utah,
to head the animal husbandry department at Utah
State Agricultural College, and in 1944 he joined
the staff of the Oregon institution. It was during
these years that he became a familiar figure in
several South American countries.
On the invitation of the Andean Biological Institute, Dr. McKenzie visited Peru in 1941 to investigate animal fertility at extreme altitudes. That
same year he was visiting lecturer at the University
of Chile for the National Society of Agriculture.
Describing the visit of "this truly great scientist and world authority in physiology and artificial insemination," "El Campesino," official organ
of the N.A.S., Santiago, Chile, said, "The United
States could not have sent (us) a more perfect
scientific representative, for he is a man of science
in the strictest sense of the term, and a gentleman
also in the strict meaning of the word."
In 1945 Dr. Mckenzie again visited
South America, this
time as consultant
for the Chilean government in establishing a national program of artificial insemination for sheep
and cattle.
What does this
comparatively n e w
method of breeding
actually mean ? Naturally, such a vast
subject cannot be
treated here. But,
one example shows
its results, is that by
means of artificial insemination one bull can sire 500 calves annually
as compared to the 20-50 a year he could produce
by natural breeding.
"Unnatural, yes, but economical," says Dr. McKenzie. "These many years, wheat has been combined, selected, and treated, sown at the right season in properly tilled soil . . . Such a practice effectively and selectively applied can be a most useful
tool in a livestock improvement program."
Here is a partial list of the organizations to
which Dr. McKenzie belongs. He is a past-executive member of the National Research Council,
chairman of Oregon State College Foreign Student
Affairs Committee, chairman of Committee on
Student Activities of Federated Churches, chairman
of Kiwanis Club Committee on Agriculture, and
an elder in the Presbyterian Church.
He is a past national president of Gamma Sigma
Delta (honor society of agriculture), a member of
Sigma XL American Society of Animal Production.
American Dairy Science Association. American Association of Anatomists, American Society for the
Study of Sterility, Society of Experimental Biology
and  Medicine, Society de Sexologie  (Paris), John
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G. Neil Perry, B.A. '33, the Provincial Government's economic adviser, has been chosen for an
important post with the International Monetary
Fund in Washington.
Mr. Perry has been with the government for
12 years and is regarded as one of the cleverest
economists in British Columbia. He is one of two
Canadians selected for the international post and
the appointment brings high honor to this province.
Victoria-born, Mr. Perry is 37. He joined the
government in 1934 as secretary to the economic
council. In 1938 he was named director of the
Bureau of Economics and Statistics and last year
became the official government economic adviser.
He was the chief adviser to Premier Hart in the
recent negotiations with Ottawa, which resulted in
the new taxation agreement with the Dominion.
In going to Washington he will join company
with some of the world's leading economists. The
International Monetary Fund is subscribed to by
39 member nations for the purpose of stabilizing
exchange rates throughout the world.
Lome S. Kyle has been appointed joint director
of the B.C. shipping agency Dingwall Cotts & Co.
Mr. Kyle left the firm at the outbreak of war to
join the Royal Canadian Navy and his decorations
include a mention in despatches and the French
Croix de Guerre.
P. L. Mathewson, research engineer, Canadian
Naaional Railways, has been appointed transportation engineer at Montreal.
Dr. G. H. Gunning has been elected chairman of
the B.C. section of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy for the year 1947. U.B.C.
grad Pete Fowler is second vice-chairman.
Home with an M.A. in social science and a
psychiatric mental hospital course from Chicago
University is Don Ricketts. Formerly boys' placement officer with the Children's Aid in Vancouver,
he served as flight engineer with the R.C.A.F.
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MacKenzie, now a professor of the Physics Department, has recently been concluded by the selection
of "astatine" as the name for element 85 which he,
with his associates, discovered in 1940 at the University of California.
Dr. MacKenzie, now lecturing in various physics
courses at UBC, was originally a Victoria College
student. He came to UBC for third and fourth
years, and in 1937 won his Master's degree here.
He then went to the University of California
where he held a research associateship for eight
years. It was during this time that he made his
discovery. He returned to UBC last fall and now
resides at Acadia Camp with his wife and three
This is the second time that scientists associated
with UBC have been instrumental in the isolation
of new elements. Dr. J. Allen Harris, now of the
Chemistry Department here, conducted experiments at the University of Illinois a number of
years ago which led to the discovery of illinium,
element 61.
Burton Carpenter, A.Sc. '29, during the war years
acted as Manager of the Canadian Industries Plant
at Nobel, Ontario. He is now the Manager of the
C.I.L. Plant at Selkirk, Manitoba.
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Erica Xalos. 22-year-old school teacher and a
graduate of U.B.C, Arts '45, Educ. '46, played
"hookey" from her classes for two weeks this January to turn her pedagogue's voice to singing'operatic arias.
She was one of four young Vancouver singers
selected for a trip to Toronto and the opportunity
of singing on a coast to coast C.B.C. program called
"Singing Stars of Tomorrow." Miss Nalos appeared on the program and her performance
prompted many listeners to pick her as one of the
outstanding voices of the series.
At U.B.C. she had a long association with musical groups, singing leads in the "Gondoliers" and
"Merrie England." She was Director of Musical
Appreciation and arranged music for U.B.C, Radio
Society broadcasts.
Teaming with Mr. Greg Miller (now assistant
conductor for the St. Louis Symphony) she organized the University Concert Orchestra and was its
president for two years.
She likes concert songs — Mozart-lieder-some
opera. At present she sings with the John doss
singers and Chown Church Choir.
"Some day I would like to sing in the Metropolitan," she says, "but, then, one mustn't set: one's
hopes too high."
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Page 15 SPORT
Be a Thunderbird athlete and see the world is
beginning to be as true as be a U.B.C. Grad and
build better dams and solve tougher economic
problems around the globe.
To the B.C. men holding positions in foreign
parts, can now be added a quartet of Rhodes
Scholars in Oxford and a trio of recent athletic
Reg Clarkson, Varsity's all 'round star, recently
honored by being named Vancouver's Sportsman
of the Year by a local newspaper, is off to Florida
and spring training with the Fort Worth ball club
of the Texas League. Ranji Mattu, the grid and
rugger chappie, is on the way to his native India.
Latest Bird to create a stir is Herb Capozzi, an
undergrad who was recently offered a pro football
contract with New York Giants.
This marked the first time a local player has had
a nibble from the grid big-time, but Capozzi, only
Thunderbird to grab a spot on the Northwest Intercollegiate Conference mythical all-star eleven this
vear, hasn't made up his mind.
The offer was a good one, too. Four grand for
the season or a good salary for the time he puts in,
(if he doesn't click) plus expenses to and from the
training camp. But perhaps Big Herb is toying
with a coaching job that would help him continue
his schooling.
Mattu, mentioned before in this column for his
fine attitude in carrying on as a coach after he had
hung up his strip, ran into a little "executive"
trouble on the eve of his departure. He coached
and brought his Blue Bombers to the first W'estern
Canada football final, a smashing- battle against
the powerful Calgary Tornadoes. Bombers lost
by a single point. Right on top of that the executives suspended Mattu for not playing off a scheduled game, but his club won the league title, Ranji
was reinstated and given a great sendoff by players
and high school coaches.
The sound spot that Ranji was in with the boys
and the tribute they paid him, must have more than
made up for the near-sighted action of the executives who need men of his type willing to pass on
the "gen" to the upcoming youngsters.
In the News—Dr. Harry Warren, cricket, rugby
and grass hockey player, is currently busy on a research enterprise, and Dr. Alan Harris is a consultant for a firm going a little further into the
healing powers of a B. C. clay that has been used
with some success on bruised and battered athletes
. . . Ralph Henderson, one-time Varsity basketball
star, is carrying on as coach of the Meralomas, who
are favored to represent B.C. in the national basketball championship . . . And opposing him is Rann
Matthison, another great Thunderbird who is
coaching Adanacs of New Westminster, a club
boasting yet another U.B.C. player, Brud Matheson.
. . . Sandy Robertson, who turned down a Boston
Red Sox contract to continue his career in architecture, isn't going to be entirely lost to pro ball
. . Sandy, last year's scoring star with the champion Thunderbord basketballers and now with Henderson's team, has been optioned to Vancouver
Capilanos by Boston, through their Lynn, Mass.,
club, where Sandy pitched last year . . . Sandy will
pitch home games for the Caps and before the
home towners who haven't seen him since he
turned pro, except for a couple of innings against
the Major League All Stars last summer. . . . Basil
Robinson, one of the better all round athletes in
Vancouver at one time, is getting a big bang out of
being a spectator at first class soccer and rugby
games in England . . . He's picking up his Rhodes
Scholarship as is Dr. John "Spud" Davies, the brilliant Kamloops chemist, who was a member of the
Dominion champion hoopers of 1937; trackster Jim
Brown and Alan Ainsworth, the 1946 Rhodes
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The Provincial Government has allocated the
sum of $1,500,000 for the establishment of a Medical
Faculty at the University of British Columbia and
has appropriated a further sum of $100,000 to meet
yearly operating expenses.
The Alumni Association has been advocating
the establishment of a Medical Faculty and the
erection of a teaching hospital on the University of
B.C. campus. For these purposes the amount of
money granted by the Government is not nearly
The information contained in the report issued
by the Commission of medical experts appointed
by the Board of Governors to enquire into the costs
and the advisibility of establishing a hospital and
medical faculty at Point Grey, revealed that something like $5,000,000 is needed for buildings and
equipment and that a further yearly grant of close
to $500000 would be necessary to meet operating-
expenses and the prospective yearly hospital deficit.
The result, then, seems to be that the University
will get neither a medical faculty nor a teaching hospital at this time. At least it won't get a first class
medical institution with the money offered and the
likelihood is that the Governors will not order construction to go ahead until more money is available.
When the suggestion of building an adjoining
hospital on the University campus was first
broached, some factions of the Medical Association
strongly advocated the University and Government
authorities to build the Medical School close to the
Vancouver General Hospital.
This plan, however, was flatly rejected by the
Alumni .Association, which bases its opinion on the
reasoning of the majority of the medical experts
consulted. It is the considered opinion of these experts that the ideal place for the Medical
School is on the campus, with its own hospital, and
that unless the faculty is set up there, the University will not have a first class School.
The Alumni Association unequivocally goes on
record as violently opposing any removal of the
Medical School from the campus and maintains
that the advantage inherent in establishing the faculty at the University, free from down-town hospitals, greatly overweighs almost any other consideration.
It need not be pointed out that both of the big
hospitals in Vancouver are badly overcrowded and
that the General Hospital in particular has greatly
over-extented itself.
The reason for the Government rejecting the
amount of money advised by the Medical Commission, the Premier of the Province stated, was because such an amount would be incongruous with a
faculty graduating only 50 students yearly.
Such a pronouncement reveals only a self-evident lack of foresight.
March, 1947
Hospitals are not expected to return profits and
neither are the reputations of Medical Schools determined by the low cost ratio they attain in turning out standents. They are built to serve the
people of the community and their doctors are
trained to meet the needs of these people and do
research in the everlasting lasting battle against
As the Davis Report (sponsored by the Kellogg
Foundation) just about to be issued will, we believe, reveal a new hospital is badly needed in the
Point Grey area. A glance at the map will show
that the area in which the Medical School is urged
to be established is the area toward which the city
is growing. It is conceivable that within 10 years,
more than 10,000 people will be living within the
University area itself and many more in the district
of Point Grey.
Why, then, all the delay in establishing a hospital on the University campus when its need has
already arrived and will have to be built in a few
years in any case? In the interest of economy and
also in the interest of establishing a first class
Medical School, there is no question but that the
hospital should be built on the campus.
Further, the whole country is growing and the
province of British Columbia, one of the wealthiest
in the Dominion, must help show the way to the
future. Keeping' pace with the developments of
modern medicine is in the vanguard of provincial
There is great need for medical research which
can only be carried on in the best equipped laboratories. And with the serious problem arising of
combatting Cancer, Tuberculosis and other disease,
the Government cannot afford to procrastinate any-
longer. In fact, a dollar spent judiciously now,
may mean many dollars gained in the long run
when the eventual burden of taking care of the sick
and aged of this province falls on the Provincial
Government's shoulders.
The people of British Columbia are a little tired
of makeshift efforts on the part of the Government
in the matter of public works.
Here is a chance for the Government to establish
a first rate institution on the University campus
that will greatly enhance the University, take care
of the "forgotten" pre-medical students, many of
whom are ex-service men, provide the people of
Vancouver with necessary and adequate health protection and furthermore benefit every person in the
Province through medical research, diagnosis and
The Government shouldn't miss this opportunity.
Stu Turner, B.S.A., '43, instructor in a first-year
U.B.C. agronomy class, was finding some turntable situations popping up in his veteran classes
. . . first he found he was teaching his old Grade 7
teacher, who is now a student . . . then another
student turned out to be the man who was his officer-instructor at Gordon Head, when Turner was
a cadet . . . later he found out that veterans don't
bring apples for the teacher, but that they handed
him cigars to celebrate the birth of their offspring
. . . the climax came when two of the veterans were
absent from class and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs,
which checked on their absence, wanted to know
why ... it turned out one student was being divorced—and the other was the co-respondent. . . .
Donald Munro, Arts '40, was U.B.C.'s latest appointee to the Diplomatic Service. . . . He left at the
New Year with his wife for Paris where he will
take up duties as third-secretary at the Canadian
Nina Sedroff was off to California for a holiday
and the staff are convinced that if she wanders over
to Hollywood for a movie test she may join Mary
McLeod and other U.B.C. grads who are faring
..._ii j.. |Ue fjjm capita.l. . . . (See cut.) . . .
Mrs. Cecil J. Young, the former Elspeth Lerman,
B.A. '34, was home after two years with the United
Nations Information Office as librarian and research assistant in London . . . Mrs. Young and her
seven months old daughter will leave in May to
join her husband, a journalist, in New York. . . .
Stuart Keate, Arts '35, ubiquitous grad journalist, jumped up another notch in the Time Inc. hierarchy last month . . . starting as a contributing editor for Time's Canada Section, Keate went through
News, Foreign Affairs and the Medical Section before his latest appointment as chief of the Montreal
Bureau for Time and Life. . . .
Compositions by Jean Coulthard Adams, noted
composer and pianist, were presented by Mr. Harry
Adaskin, head of the Dept. of Music, U.B.C, and
Mrs. Adaskin, pianist, in a program of present-day
Canadian music at the Vancouver Art Gallery this
month. , . .
"Hail U.B.C." and "My Girl's a Hullabaloo," familiar songs to all B.C. grads, were waxed by Mr.
Richard Hyslop's orchestra recently and are being-
heard over the radio .Mid "P ;nkt -1 ■■ -n.* ~ ill "Ur
Canada . . . proceeds
from the sale of the
recordings go to the
War Memorial Gym
Drive. . . .
Austin Delany Jr.,
B.A., '41, leftist-
minded former U. B.
C. debater and
writer, and until recently Vancouver
City Director for the
L.L.P., was attending Oxford University at the turn of the
year and getting
enough spare time
to write the occasional story for a
local labor weekly
. . . says Delany,
"Dominating the political scene in Britain today, and a potent factor in the Labor "revolt," is the widespread
fear, held by broad sections of the people, including some capitalistic groups, that Britain will be
subordinated to predatory designs of American imperialism and ultimately destroyed as a -world
power. . . ."   Austin was still in good form. . . .
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, head of the Department of
English at U.B.C, and former English professor
Ira Dilworth, regional director of the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation, both came in for dubious
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honors over the Christmas season . . . they appeared
in a newspaper story as "notable cooks" . . . Dilworth holds the "cordon bleu," the experts said,
his specialties . . . salads and hot, spicy curry . . .
Dr. Sedgewick got honourable mention for his favorite concoction . . . cucumber soup!
Alex Fisher, B.A. '33, elected as alderman in
Vancouver's Civic election last December, picked
off another job this month when he was appointed
chairman of the newly formed Vancouver Boxing-
Commission . . . and then before being officially installed, he was off to Ottawa on legal business.
Pierre     Berton,
Arts '42, scriptwriter, cartoonist
and newspaperman,
took on a Hemming-
way role for his
newspaper this
month ... he and
Camera m a n Art
Jones, Arts '45,
hopped into a Norseman equipped with
pilot and skis and
flew to the famous
Headless Valley in
the Yukon . . . several parties of prospectors and explorers have gone into
Headless Valley in
the past decade and
have been lost with-
Berton and Jones went to solve the
out trace . . .
mystery  .   .  .  results:  nothing  but  hollow
and yards and yards of newspaper publicity.
Berton was also attracting attention as author
and actor on his new C.B.C. produced play . . . "Byline Story" . . .
Dr. H. V. Warren, B.Sc. '27, Rhodes Scholar
former Olympic sprinter and English rugby star,
now professor of geology and geography at U.B.C,
came up with a unique answer to what might be
the reason for a future depression . . . i'ts Vancouver's bright lights . . . urging that B. C. needs a
greater population and that the province can support three million people, Dr. 'Warren advised
young men to take vocations in the primary industries of the province . . . "Two-thirds of B. C.'s income," he said, "is derived from its mining and lumber industries . . . it's my guess, we'll have another
depression, if we all want to stay wEere the bright
lights are . . ."
Tom J. Keenan, B.A. '35, was back home in Vancouver from his UNRRA job in Europe ... As a
director of misplaced persons under UNRRA,
Keenan revealed that one of the organization's
most immediate problems was getting Polish
refugees to return to their farms from camps in
Germany . . . Refugees, he said, received the best
in  medical care and
j   ample   food   in   the
camps and   were reluctant to leave. . . .
Rhodes Scholar
Alastair W. Gillespie, 24-year-old Victoria bred "all rounder" was on his way
to Oxford as British
Columbia's 1947
Rhodes scholar . . .
Boasting an academic record of 85 per
cent last fall at McGill, a war record
with the Royal
Canadian Navy and
an athletic career
ranging from English rugby to track
.... AND OXFORD and field events, Gillespie was a worthy,
if hardly University of British Columbia representative . . . Gillespie's full stay at U.B.C. dated
from October 1, 1941, until December 15, 1941 . . .
Miss Avris Pumphrey, B.A. '27, left this month
for Ottawa and her new post—just created—with
the Dept. of Veterans Affairs . . . Miss Pumphrey
will be supervisor of training and personnel and
carries with her a backlog of training for her new
job picked up in her years of social work with the
B.C. Government T.B. unit, and latterly at the University of Chicago, where she obtained her master's
degree in social service administration.
Barbara Ellen Spencer, B.A. '42, was heading
for a trip that read like a travelogue . . . Barbara
entrained for the east and a four month trip to
eastern cities and the Caribbean and planned an
itinerary that included Toronto, Montreal, New
York, Miami, Jamaica and Cuba. . . .
Frances James, well known Canadian soprano,
was scheduled to appear on a Canadian Legion
sponsored Sunday evening campus recital this
month but the concert was cancelled because of
opposition from a group of Vancouver clergy . . .
tbe provisions of the provincial "Sunday Observance Act were brought to mind by the churchman
who threatened to bring action if the concert went
on . . . Besides providing that a fine may be levied
against persons conducting paid admission shows
on Sunday, the Act provides many other obsolete
restrictions . . . one being that persons found boating, for any other than essential purposes, on Sunday are liable to a fine of $1.25 . . . Irate Canadian
Legion men were convinced that the ministers
should paddle their own boat and the Legionaires
should be free to paddle theirs.
March, 1947
Page 19 *     WOMEN     *
Recently the Vancouver School Board did
honour to Dr. Annie B. Jamieson when she retired
after 37 years as teacher and trustee. We too
would do honor to her and acknowledge her record
of service in the field of education. Long a member of Convocation, of the Senate, an LL.D. of
U.B.C. she has been a good friend of our university
throughout its formative years. She spent twenty
years as a teacher at King Edward High School,
then seventeen years on the Board of School Trus-
ees. In addition she was twenty-one years on the
Vancouver Library Board.
Many of us remember her with affection and
gratitude as "Jamie" — a human and inspiring
teacher—never too busy to give that personal encouragement that was invaluable to the young students who came her wav.
It is a rare occasion
when Vancouver University Women's Club
has as a guest speaker
one of U.B.C.'s own
graduates. At the January meeting Mrs.
Frank Ross (Phyllis
Gregory '25) gave an
interesting account of
her work as Oils and
Fats Administrator of
W.P.T.B. during the
-war years. Mrs. Ross
was recently elected
Scholarship Convener
of the National Executive of the Canadian
Federation of University Women, for a triennial period.
From Ottawa comes news of several of our
grads holding interesting positions with the National Film Board.
Margery McKay, Arts '30, is now supervisor of
Business Management. At one time she taught in
Williams Lake, Enderby and Vernon, and then in
North Vancouver. She went to the Film Board in
the summer of 1942, and there she has done personnel work, run the film library, been production business manager, and distribution business manager,
and represented NFB in Los Angeles for a winter.
Now she has general charge over finances and prepares all estimates.
Kathleen Greenwood, Arts '33, has had a picturesque career. After taking Latin and French
Honours,   she   went   to   Geneva   on   a   Zimmern
Scholarship for a summer school in international
affairs. Staying on in Switzerland she joined the
staff of the Canadian delegation to the League of
Nations as private secretary to Dr. Riddell. She left
Geneva in 1940 and six months after war broke out
she went to New Zealand as official secretary to
Dr. Riddell, the Canadian High Commissioner. It
was while she was in Wellington using the films
sent there by the NFB, that she became interested
in the possibilities of films. She came home in December, 1944, and joined the Film Board Staff in
January. She is in charge of screenings to M.P.'s,
Government departments, foreign embassies and
legations, and other special groups in Ottawa, and
feels that her present work is fundamental to
United Nations activities and achievements — for
films are one of the most vivid and effective media
of international communication.
Jessie Mennie, Arts '29, went to the Sorbonne
on a French Government Scholarship, and returned
to teaching positions at Duncan and in Vancouver.
She joined the Film Board in 1942. There she organized the reference and clipping library, went
into the newly formed information section to do
some writing, gathered material for reports, looked
after information in connection with graphics (i.e.
photo-mural and portable displays) and is now doing information work in connection with international distribution. She writes : "We distribute our
films through offices in the U.S.A., U.K., Sweden,
Belgium, the U.S.S.R. and various other countries.
This is a rapidly expanding part of our work and
there is lots to do that is interesting- as well as apparently endless series of reports on our films in the
U.S., U.S. films in Canada and so on.
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The Graduate Chronicle March, 1947
Now—the smoke has cleared away; the only big-
guns still booming on the campus are those saluting successful candidates in this year's action-
packed student elections.
Scheduled to fill capable A.M.S. President Ted
Kirkpatrick's shoes is Grant Livingstone, President
of the U.B.C. Branch 71 of the Canadian Legion.
In wishing him good luck in his responsible position (student funds amount to $125,000), you can't
help reflecting that he should make an outstanding student leader. He's aggressive, sincere, mature
and determined.
Yes sir—it would have revived pleasant memories for many Alumni; just to journey out to the
campus a short while ago to witness the traditional
political student campaign without politics. Interest
was high, with "original" slogans, profound prom-
sies and pledges, almost-libelous remarks, blackboard reminders in classrooms, and the inevitable
array of talent on display on an overcrowded caf
notice board.
And you could become quickly confused . . .
and being grinned at by poster candidates smiling
past thumb tacks and also-mutilated posters right
at you. You sauntered on, haunted by faces with
vour brain bombarded by letter-combinations . . .
"M.U.S., W.A.D., U.S.C.,' . . . U.B.C- C.O.D., etc."
One of the most famous slogans used will be remembered by grads of the late thirties. Shaugh-
nessy Hospital's Dr. Elmer Jones (B.A. '39) swept
into office on it. The slogan? "There ain't no flies
on Elmer . . ." Another catchy phrase helped former football star and present lawyer Tommy Williams (B.A. '41) land the Junior Member position
one year. Tommy, who had just returned from a
business trip to China, recalled it with a chuckle
the other dav: "Vote for Honest T.C" . . . All hail
the Aggies !'E. C. Reid (B.S.A. '31, M.S.A. '40) of
the Public Relations Committee of the A.I.C. noted
a dearth of material about Agricultural grads in the
past two Chronicles. Suggestion: Omission corrected by submissions . . . Orme Dier (B.A. '41),
former Ubyssey Sport Editor and now a High
School teacher at Duncan, holidayed recently in
Vancouver with his charming wife and son. Lance.
Dier, Jr., (aged 2\/2 years) will probably be on
skates next year if his hockey-minded Dad has his
way! . . . Eric Grubee (B.A. '41) is now a Professor
at Boston University; congratulations . . . Ex-Sun
feature writer, Lieut.-Commander Ken Grant,
R.C.N.(R.) is Sea Cadet Training Officer for B. C.
Ken was no "dry land" sailor during the war; not
with about four straight years North Atlantic convoy time to his credit! . . . Laurie Nicholson (B.A.
'33) and Bibby Chapman (B.A. '31), with respective
wives chatting out a dance at the traditional Boxing Day affair, replayed the '31 Canadian basketball title series. Laurie, who had journeyed down
with the better half from Rossland for the Dance,
and Bobby swung salt and pepper shakers down
the linen at the table for "break-a-way" points.
They won the championship again . . . Tom Scott,
Grad. Class President of '46- dropped a line to your
Alumni Office. Tom's rounding up recent Engineer Alumni in Montreal for a get-together. . . .
Alan Ainsworth, Immediate Past-President of the
A.M.S. and last year's Rhodes Scholar, sent along
a card. Alan, who is the first Chairman of the
Memorial Drive, had but one message: "Build the
Gym in '47." . . . Taking a short break between semesters, Ted English (B.A. '44) visited friends in
Vancouver and on the campus recently. Ted's a
Past-President of the Players' Club and has now
joined the 15-odd U.B.C. Alumni studying for
Ph.D.'s in the University of California at Berkeley.
He believes that just "living at International House
is an education in International Relations in itself."
Largest numerical group in the House, with the exception of the Americans, is the delegation from
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The Graduate Chronicle APPOINTMENTS
A V ancouver
physicist, Dr. Harold
D. Smith, professor
of physics at University of B.C., has been
appointed director
of the Nova Scotia
Research Council.
For the past two
years, he has been
working on research problems connected with synthetic rubber, under
sponsorship of Na-
t i o n a 1 Research
Council, in his UBC
During the war
years, Dr. Smith did
research on radar for
National Research
Council, and for a
time was instructor
for the U.S. Navy's V-sh program at Notre Dame.
He was first appointed to UBC staff as a lecturer in 1938.
Dr. Smith graduated from UBC in 1927 with
first class honors in mathematics. He won the
Governor-General's ('.old Medal for highest marks
in the graduate vear.
Mr. Justice Coady
of the British Co-
1 u m b i a
Court Bench, recent
ly was appointed to
fill out the balance
of Mr. Justice Denis
Murphy's unexpired
term on the Board of
Governors of the
University of British
Pie is an outstanding jurist with a fine
educational back-
ground. Graduate of
St. Francis Xavier
University of Antig-
onislr Nova Scotia,
he came to B.C. in
1910. He was principal of Vernon Public
School from 1911 to
1913 and then turned
to law and was admitted to the b
Mrs. Justice' Coady was made a King's Counsel
in 1940 and in 1945 was appointed lecturer in law
at U.B.C.
His  governorship 'term   runs   until   1951.
is like an alert professor — always seeking
knowledge and an opportunity to serve,
weighing, sifting facts, examining records
and probabilities.
Creative banking is interested in helping
sound men with sound ideas: it's interested in
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Page 2.5 (*J
By NORA E. BOYD (B. Comm. '44)
After two years of almost total disorganization,
the Ottawa Branch of the U.B.C. Alumni Association finally arranged a dinner meeting on January
7th at the Chateau Laurier. The turn-out wasn't
as great as we had originally expected, but there
were approximately 60 graduates present. Dr.
James A. Gibson gave an interesting talk on some
of the sidelights of the Paris Conference. The new
executive was elected with Dr. Walter Barss (M.A.
'39), acting President, retiring and Arthur Johnson
(B.A. '35) being elected to the office of President.
During the last two years, and particularly during this last year, the membership of the Ottawa
Branch of the U.B.C. Alumni Association has been
changing and decreasing rather rapidly. Many of
the "wartime" workers have returned .to "God's
country"—among these, Marjorie Finlay, Margot
Burgess, Don Smith, Jim MacDonald and numerous
others. On the other hand, we. have among us
some new faces, Margaret Croll, Helen Duncan
and Nan Wilson, all with the Dominion Bureau of
Statistics, and Joyce Clarke, Diana Young, Victor
Johnston and Harry Morritt with the Department
of Labour. Don Chutter is working with the Canadian Construction Association here. We will shortly
be losing the Don Munros from among our group
as they are leaving for Paris in the very near future
where Don is taking over a new post in the Department of External Affairs.
It is hoped that during this coming year the
"turn-over" of our members here ma)' be considerably reduced, now that things are settling down
after the termination  of the war.
A party of Summerland alumni including the
executive were guests of the Penticton alumni at a
social evening held on the evening of February 1st
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Aikins at Penticton. At this meeting the Penticton alumni discussed the formation of an active alumni branch in
their community and set up committees to study
ways and means in which their branch could most
effectively serve their University and the public
About 35 were in attendance, many of whom
had come through the hazards of snow and icy
roads to be there.
Mr. A. K. McLeod, president of the Summer-
land Group, spoke to the gathering telling them of
some of the work which was entailed in the operation of the Summerland Group over a number of
years and of the work done to establish the Summerland Scholarship Fund. Mr. G. Ewart Wool-
iams, a past president of the Summerland organization, also briefly addressed the gathering.
Those comprising the Summerland party included Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Palmer. Mr. and Mrs.
A. K. Macleod, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Wooliams and
Mr. A. Watt.
Dr. Don C. Buckland
Mrs. W. J. Compbell
Mrs. Agnes Burton
Jean Brechin
South Ok.
Mrs. A. Aikins,
Eric Lewis
Naramata, B.C.
Penticton, B.C.
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Miss Hilda Cryderman
Anna C. Fulton
Dr. Doug S. Campbell
Robinson M. Porter
W. Kootenay
T. R. Stanley
Art Gordon
Creston V.
Dr. J. Vernon Murray
Miss Marg. Pallot
A. J. F. Johnson
Miss N. E. Boyd
Mr. Jas. A. Pike
A. K. MacLeod
A. W. Watt (St)
Sam Smith
Murray Little
The newly formed alumni met recently at Anne
Aitkens (Carter) for a business-social meeting and
Biff McLeod (Summerland) gave a talk on the
Alumni Constitution.
Plans were laid to send a contribution to the
War Memorial Gym Fund through the Penticton
Alumni group.
The alumni here number about 15 and formed a
Branch last November, electing Stan Smith, '35, as
President. '
Miss Mackenzie left for Vancouver at Christmas and her place has been filled by Agnes Ramsay
'35. Other members are Jean Jornston Smith '40,
Dorothy Lundell '32, Ruth McKee Robinson '31,
Peter Grauer '33, Mardi Reid Henderson '28, Wallace Johnston '35, and Laura Johnson Abbott.
Meetings have been held once a month to revive memories, discuss current Alumni business,
and cudgel the brains for ideas on how to raise
money for the Memorial Gym. We have gone on
record with the local member that we favor the
campus hospital plan being stressed by the Alumni
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The Graduate Chronicle m*
The Summerland branch, which holds bi-monthly meetings, now has a membership of over thirty
and at the September meeting the following officers
were elected:
President: Mr. A. K. MacLeod (Beatrice
Cook, B.A. '34).
Vice-President: Mrs. R. C. Palmer (Marjorie
Matheson, B.A. '21).
Secretary-Treasurer: Mr. A. Watt, B. Comm.
Publicity: Mrs. C. C. Strachan.
Last fall a sub-committee drew up a constitution
for the branch.
The main purpose of our group is to raise
money in aid of the University and last June in this
connection a successful dance was staged and another is scheduled for theis coming June. The
money from the previous dance was given directly
to the Summerland Scholarship fund which was
under the auspices of the Summerland Alumni
This fall, thanks to a very successful scholarship fund drive, we were able to make our first
award of the scholarship to Miss Joan Bennett.
Dr. R. C. Palmer, M.S.A. '23, Superintendent of
the Dominion Experimental Station at Summer-
land,, and one of our most distinguished members,
received an honorary degree at the Fall Convocation.
Another member, R. S. Noble, D.S.O., attended
the recent investiture at the University.
The Creston branch is still in the formative
stage, but recently an executive was elected with
Dr. J. Vernon Murray, B.A. '29, M.D. (Toronto
'34) taking the chair as first President. Miss Margaret Pallot, B.A. '44, was elected Sec.-Treasurer.
Members of the Executive Committee are: Mrs.
D. K. Archibald (former Connie McTavish '29),
Mrs. W. J. Truscott (former Eleanor McLean '21),
Mr. Harold Fullerton, the Rev. Bernard Ennals,
'38, and Mr. T. Gautier '34.
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Since this group organized, one of its principal
objectives has been to bring to Kamloops worthwhile stage presentations.
This year, its first venture of this nature was the
sponsoring of the Everyman Theatre production
of the "Importance of Being Earnest." The next
attraction will be the annual visit from the U.B.C.
Players Club.
Meetings are held each month. Mrs. Agnes Burton, the energetic president, sees that business is
dispatched in the best parliamentary manner.
George Holland's Program Committee then takes
over, providing such items as an address on the
theory of government, by Dave Fulton, Kamloops
Rhodes Scholar M.P.; and a vivid account of
prisoner-life in Malaya and Japan' as experienced
by Bernard Rogers.
Executive members are: Agues Burton, Wilf
Pendray '38, Jack Gregson '34, David Verchere,
Evelyn Bradley '44, George Holland '33, Desmond
Howard '32 and Jean Brechin.
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Page 25 Hugh Keenleyside
Appointed Deputy
Minister of Mines
11 u g h Llewellyn
Keenleyside, 48, distinguished U. B. C.
graduate and Canadian Ambassador to
Mexico, was given a
new job by the Do
minion Government
recently in a move
that shifted him
from the diplomatic
service up to a better
position in the civil
Long time deeply
interested in the
Arctic- Hugh Keenleyside was appointed Deputy Minister
of Mines and Resources—a job that
will carry with it
instructions from
Prime Minister King
to exploit: 1, the Northwest Territories in which
uranium mines; 2, and the militarily strategic A
tic region.
He will  get a boost in  salary from $10,000
$15,000 a vear.
John Carson, '43, is now Personnel Consultant
with Woods, J. D. and Gordon Ltd., Consultant
Engineers, in Toronto.
Ernie Gilbert, '32, is in Edmonton, where he is
padre on the permanent staff of Western Air Command.
Gilbert Carpenter, '25, (Ph.D., McGill), has been
for some years Research Chemist with the Air Reduction Company in Baltimore. Ohio. He has recently spent five months in Germany as a consultant with  the  American  Government.
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Dr. Desmond Beall (Arts '32), recently joined
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Nations. In 1937 he won a Beit Memorial Fellowship in Medical Research.
In 1939 he was Lecturer in Pathological Chemistry at the British Postgraduate Medical School,
where he did fundamental research in connection
with air raid casualties. In 1941 he joined the staff
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Dr. Reginald M. Archibald, Arts '30, was appointed Professor of Biochemistry at the John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. He was
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The Graduate Chronicle LIGHTER**- STUFF
"If I were founding a university I would found
first a smoking room; then when I had a little more
money in hand I would found a dormitory; then
after that, or more probably with it, a decent reading
room and a library. After that, if I still had more
money than I couldn't use, I woidd hire a professor
and get some textbooks."
—From "Oxford As I See It,"
by Stephen Leacock.
Truth is the funniest thing in the world—everyone is looking for it; everyone has a different description for it; everyone, at one time or'another,
has probably held it right in his hand and then
dropped it because the fool thing looked too simple
to be the complicated thing he sought.
When most people say: come on now, tell the
truth; they don't mean that at all. What they do
mean is: come on now, tell the facts. Sometimes
the two terms are synonymous ; sometimes not.
Truth is a little like garlic. Most people could
take garlic in the raw form, but won't. If you offer
them' straight garlic they will say: aha, ray lad,
that's no garlic, because there's no soup to go with
it. But if you offer them soup with just the smallest smidgeon of garlic in it, about one split pea's
worth, they will detect it instantly.
A man we know—we're not telling names—was
given, in the balmy days of his youth, to some of
the more dubious aspects of Cavorting. Now, every
youth Cavorts a little, but this youth's Cavorting
was something- to see. The rising sun of the morning would often strike his forehead as he mounted
the stairs of his home, and usually the impact was
enough to knock him out. Really a Cavorter, you
see. At any rate, whenever asked to explain his
long absences, our Cavorter would reply: why,
father, I was merely drinking gin out of a washbasin w-ith three impossible young women. Then
he would laugh, and his father would laugh, and
say, "the young scamp." "Never can get any sense
out of him."
Well, the Young scamp had merely related the
facts, word for word. But he soon learned that nobody would believe him. You see, it was just a
case of all garlic and no soup. Anyway, he learned
his lesson so well that years afterward he went all
through the war telling his customers: "butter?—
why sure, I've got a thousand pounds of it right
under the counter." Then he would laugh a hearty
laugh.   And   then   his  customers  would   laugh   like
mad   and  say,  "oh,   Mr.   Z ,  you  are  a  scamp,
though."    At which Mr. Z , drying his eyes on
his apron, would own up to it he was, remembering
the stack of butter underneath his counter.
Probably, when you read Stephen Leacock's
ideas on founding a university, at the very outset
of this little essay, you, too, thought: the old scamp.
A nice point, but of course he doesn't mean it.
Dadrattit, the Old Scamp was probably never
more serious in his life.
And  now,  perhaps,  you'll   believe   us  when   we
tell you the totally preposterous Reason Why Your
Old Alma Mater U.B.C. is Going Downhill. "
Leacock was right. We built it wrong. With
professors first. That wasn't fatal, though, because
we came to our senses later and founded a couple
of Common-Rooms.
No doubt some of you recall the Men's Common
Room in the corner of the Arts building, overlooking the Quad. \Tot quite what it could have been,
of course; no green easy chairs or white-coated
Frosh swabbing out cuspidors, but still, a Room.
Well, it isn't there any more. It's gone. Thev sawed
it up and made it into offices for lecturers and assistants.    Can you beat it?
They Cut Down the Old Common Room. And
with it. some lively ghosts. Some great men passed
through that room, and some of them cut their
second set of teeth in there. We can't think of any
off-hand, but there must have been some and, left
alone for a century, it certainly would have produced one.
Now the students, shorn of their smoking rooms,
spend their noon hours listening to symphonies,
phonies, jazz bands, string quartets and dadratted
Socialists. It stopped being a university and became
a Hilker Attraction. And that sort of extracurricular activity doesn't develop the quick-witted-
ness that wre remember, from long ago, as the result
of smoking-room jousts ; thus :
A: You know, I really think the Dean has mistaken me for someone else.
B: (Quick as a wink) That's particularly fortunate for you. old boy.
The difference, friends, between a statistician
and a statesman.
At any rate, Grads, the Old Place has changed
some, as you probably have been told. This campus
of ours never really got as far as John Held Jr. and
raccoon coats, even in your day; but it resembles
a department store now. No Common Rooms, you
And there is even some talk about King John's
Castle, which the youngsters today call The Library. The}- have breached its moat with bulldozers and scrapers. They may yet put an escalator inside. But no Common Room, Mr. Leacock.
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Page 27 JABEZ
If you haven't been out to the campus lately, it
might be a good idea to keep it that way, and delay
your visit until Progress has blown over. Start
wandering around around the campus these days
and you're liable to have an iron claw snag your
britches and hoist you into a dump truck. Everywhere you look excavations are underway (there
is even a dentist somewhere on the premises), and
buildings are springing up like mushrooms. It's a
pity some of them aren't springing up like classrooms. So far most of the new buildings have been
built to hold the tools of the men who are building
the new buildings.
The Physics Building is coming along nicely,
though, being designed in the mode of the Atomic
Age: solid concrete throughout. A physicist will be
able to vaporize himself and his equipment in a
laboratory without disturbing persons in nearby-
rooms.    Subdued explosions.    Tuum erat.
Minor chaos has been caused by a large hole
that men are burrowing under the steps of the Library. Dr. Kaye Lamb has offered a euphemistic
explanation for this pit, which gives you vertigo
even before you see the paintings in the lobby,
stating that it is needed for enlargement of the
transformer. But most people realize that the
hole is merely the librarians' latest effort to find a
place to hide their copy of Forever Amber and
other  frankly   salacious   literature   that   they  have
innocently ordered, then found too hot to handle.
Copies of these books have been disappearing
from Library shelves for years, of course, as succeeding waves of undergraduates packed them off
to warm up their outside reading. Sometimes they
vanished even before the librarians had a chance
to read them. Feeling that this was going too far,
the librarians a few years ago created The Cage, a
dungeon in the darkest corner of the bottom floor,
and there they lumped together Hemingway, Steinbeck, Dos Passos and other wayward writers. To
obtain a book by one of these writers it has been
necessary, preferably after having a stiff drink, to
present a call slip and wait while the librarian descends into the depths, feels her way to The Cage,
unlocks the massive door, stands back to allow the
noxious fumes to escape, darts in to seize the book,
then returns upstairs, brands the squirming volume,
and hands it to you, your passport to Hell. The
danger of spontaneous combustion in the Cage has
necessitated construction of the new pit.
Already the diggers have unearthed the thighbone of a giant stackrat (Bibliosaurus rex), as well
as the skeleton of a professor who is supposed to
be giving a course in economics (he has now been
granted leave of absence). The triphammers rip
away at the stone and clay, the bulldozers snarl in
the muddy bottom of the new wing, and in the Library students stuff erasers into their ears and try
to remember that, though they may fail, those that
follow will have a quiet place to sit, just like the
good old days. . . .
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which is in contact with business at every phase—from the supplying of credit to the collection of receivables and the dissemination
of trade information—is indispensable to the progressive business
man. Such a service, built up during more than three-quarters of
a century's contact with Canadian enterprise, we are happy to offer.
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The Graduate Chronicle TA B L O I D
Students at U.B.C. got a shock when they saw
the new library sign leaning against the construction  men's tool shack  .
Father Francis Chaloner, Chaplain of St. Paul's
Hospital, denounced the scanty attire of the University chorus girls participating in this year's
Mardi Gras, commenting that the sorority girls
might appropriately be called Ecdysiasts .... the
term is derived from the Greek "ekdusis," meaning
the act of shedding or taking off and was applied in
1937 by H. L. Mencken to Gypsy Rose Lee . . .
however, despite, or perhaps because of Father
Chaloner, the Mardi Gras sold out both nights and
a charity organization benefited to the extent
of $4000.
Chancellor   of   the   University,   Eric    Hamber,
kisses Pat Drope, Queen of the Mardi Gras.
Revenue and Expenditure
Annual  Dues  	
Proportion of Life Memberships	
Reunion Dance
Less   Expenses	
Convocation Dance (See Contra)
Less   Expenses   	
Grant—Board  of   Governors   	
Sundry Revenue and Donations 	
Excess  of  Expenditure  over  Revenue
for period ended  Oct. 31,  1946	
Statement for Period September 27, 1945, to October 31, 1946
*   ,rnm Graduate Chronicle
$   750.00 Expense    $5,898.40
198.50   $  948.50 Less Revenue    4,490.55   $1,407.85
1945 Expenses     $   238.00
2-765-00 Less Revenue   196.20 41.80
1,715.77      1,049.23               .„.,   ,, TZ7—
'  1946   Expenses     378.06
Less  Revenue    282.00 96.06
853.81                                Grant—Gymnasium   Fund—
„,,,         „,.„               in     Profit     on     Convoca-
722-62 13!-19 tion   Dance  	
_ General and Administrative Expenses
'      '                    Salary,   Secy.-Manager  2,083.30
13.50              Wages—General     364.60
Office Supplies,  Expenses 481.33
Memberships  98.50
1,351.87               Bursary     50.00
Postage and Mailing   194.06
                General   Expense     212.60      3,484.39
Life Memberships      $567.00
Interest   Earnings            36.78
Transferred to General Account      $198.50
. Rank Charges  5.00
Excess   of   Revenue   over   Expenditure   for   period
ended   October   31st,   1946
Statement "B" referred to in pur report of
even date.
Vancouver, B.C., January 24th, 1947.
Balance Sheet as at October 31, 1946
Cash at Bank 	
Cash at Bank Chronicle ..
Accounts Receivable
Board of Governors Grant
Chronicle Advertising
Less Reserve for Doubtful
Total  Current Assets
Furniture and Fixtures ....
Organization   Expense   ....
Operating  Deficit  	
Less   Contributed  Surplus
$    565.37
Due  from   General  Account
Dominion of Canada 3% B
Dnds at cost 	
Accounts  Payable   	
Accts. Payable Chronicle-
Due  to  Trust  Account  ..
Due    to    Univ.    of    British
Columbia Gym  Fund ..
Prepaid Annual Dues
Total   Current   Liabilities
Balance  September  27,   1945       $1,763.59
Add Excess of Revenue over Expenditure for period ended
October 31st, 1946          400.28   $2,163.87
Statement  "A"   referred   to   in    our   report   of
(even)   date.
Vancouver, B.C., January 24th,  1947.
Chartered Accountants.
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The Graduate Chronicle BOXING    DAY    DANCE
Day Dance with committee member BETTY
Both as chairman, and personally, I wish to
thank all who assisted in the organization of the
dance; in all respects I received exceptional cooperation. The committee consisted of Betty Buck-
land, Meryl Campbell, Jack Stevenson and Jack
Hetherington. Jn addition, Art Sager handled the
publicity, Cart Collard acted as business manager,
giving most generously of his time and energies
with "the result that the ticket sale was handled
most efficiently; Quadra Trading Co. gave us the
use of their office, and Irving Keenlysidc and his
staff also cheerfully answered our telephone calls
and sold tickets outside our office hours; Jack
Kmerson arranged the entertainment, contributing
his own services as part of the program.
Following is a detailed financial report:
Total   Receipts ...-  $2,095.24
Less  Expenses
Commodore Cabaret. 1098 at $1.35    i'1,482.30
Extra Music   - 17.50
Printing Tickets and  Programmes 34.29
Liquor  License     2.00
Dance  Team         25.00
Transportation      2.00
Commissionaire                6.00
Flowers    (Patronesses)  6.00       1,575.09
Net Profit            $1,120.15
In the year 1946 the U.B.C. Alumni Association
suffered a severe attack of growing pains. It acquired a Secretary-Manager and spent a great deal
of money to give him efficient surroundings. The
spending, given above in detail, might be classified
roughly as follows:
1. Secretary-Manager's salary, incompletely covered by grant from Board of Governors made toward that end.
2. General and administrative expenses, amounting to some $1400, which might be considered a
measure of the activity of our campus office
since they are the result of office assistance,
stencils, paper and postage.
3. The Chronicle. In this connection it should be
pointed out that:
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a. It  no  longer  has  a  subscription  fee  specifi
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b. The   revenue   shown   is   from   advertising,
which was an almost new venture in  1946.
c. It  has  a  greatly   expanded    circulation,    the
better to accomplish the aims of the Association.
It is confidently expected that the U.B.C.
Alumni Association will go ahead vigorously. The
foundations were laid during this past year. As one
indication of this forward movement vour attention
is drawn to the fees situation shown on the opposite page. In 1946 the Annual Dues totalled
$759. But the Annual Dues already collected by
October 31, 1946, for the vear 1947 amounted to
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President U.K.C. Alumni Association
The Executive of the Alumni Association has
been very active recently. In particular, the Executive has concerned itself with the proposed Medical Faculty at the University. A decision was
reached by the Executive to support the policy of
having a Medical School at the University in conjunction with a hospital and public health facilities. In this regard communications have been
sent to many Alumni and other sasking support of
such proposals and it is to be hoped that Alumni
generally will do everything in their power to
Your Executive has also done considerable research in the matter of interested or partisan
groups obtaining rights at the University to teach
University courses from the standpoint of their
own particular teachings or doctrines. The Executive set up a Committee which, after much investigation, came to the conclusion that the University's present mode of teaching- namely: a nonpartisan and non-sectarian method should be continued. Representations were made to Senate on
behalf of the members of the Executive expressing
this finding.
The Secretary recently made a trip to Rossland
and Trail and he intends to visit other centres in
the Province during the coming year. Your President and Secretary had a most profitable visit with
the Victoria Branch of the Alumni in November
and found the interest there at a high point.
Alumni records are gradually becoming more
complete and the Secretary is pleased at any time
to assist Alumni groups in mailing notices or in
any other problems which may arise.
The Executive holds regular monthly meetings
on the second Wednesday of each month and business to be placed before the meeting should be in
the hands of the  Secretary before that time.
(Continued from Page  13)
Hammond Club (Cambridge, England), first and
only English-speaking honorary member of Veterinary Medicine Faculty, University of Chile, and
a member of the U.S. Committee to the International Congress of Phvsio-Pathology, which meets
in Milan, Italy, in 1948.
He is also a life member of the U.B.C. Alumni
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Girl—the Life of Lady Morgan" and "Dr. Quicksilver—the Life of Charles Lever," Dr. Stevenson
has chosen two nineteenth century novelists now
but little read, and by acquiring a thorough and
meticulous know-ledge of his material and by using
his gift of vivid writing he has made them live
again in his pages. And not only do the people
who move across his crowded stage live and
breathe, but the scene itself becomes real and fes-
cinating. As The Times Literary Supplement remarked, "Mr. Lionel Stevenson has had the wit to
make the career of a minor novelist the occasion
for an excellent account of a picturesque period of
literary and social transition."
The third biography, "The Showman of Vanity
Fair," is the life not of an obscure novelist but of a
very great one,—Thackery. It has just been published in the United States by Scribners', and by
S. J. Reginald Saunders in Canada. The early
notices have been both long and highly favorable:
The New York Herald Tribune calls it "by far the
best available book on the subject of Thackery,"
and Paul Jordan-Smith in The Los Angeles Times
says "he has written a readable biography,
strengthened by sound critical judgment." A New
York friend wrote to Dr. Stevenson as soon as his
new book appeared, "If you were here and could
see the grand reception being given your book
from 59th-and-5th Avenue to 12th you would be
proud indeed. Scribners' has an entire, window display of it and a dozen other bookstores devote a
big space to it inside and out." It looks indeed as
though another of our local boys has made good.
I am sure that Dr. Stevenson would agree that
no tribute to his work is complete without a reference to his mother, Mrs. Mabel Rose Stevenson,
whose devotion and help have been of great importance in the career upon which he is so well
Now that the war is over, may we hope that
the sword is no longer mightier than the pen in
winning recognition from our alma mater, honoris
Barbara Bell is pursuing further details of the
intricacies of commerce at the University of Boston on a graduate fellowship.
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The Graduate Chronicle NEWS
At the annual meeting of the Vancouver Board
of Trade, the B.C.E.R. President, Dal Grauer, gave
an outstanding address in support of freedom of
enterprise. Said Dr. Grauer "... the supporters
of free enterprise have to be much more alert than
they have been . . . when you get right down to
it, the basic fact is that neither Socialism nor
Communism has proven that in practice it can either
be democratic or support a high standard of living.
The system of free enterprise has."
Construction of the War Memorial Gymnasium
at U.B.C. will start as soon as approval is received
from the University board of trustees.
Total subscriptions to the $500,000 Gymnasium
reached $219,000 by press time and it is expected
the remainder of the sum will be financed through
the floating of a bond issue.
Canvassing, however, will continue and all
grads are expected to be generous in sending in donations to the Fund.
The Alumni Association War Memorial Bursary is now, established as a Memorial to Graduate
Service men and women, open at all times for contributions. Enquiries should be addressed to the
Treasurer, Brock Building, University of British
Miss Anne Smith of the U.B.C. library staff returned recently from attending the midwinter meeting of the council of American Library Association
in Chicago. She was one of only a few Canadians at
the conference.
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University of British Columbia has produced
eight engineers for the B.C. Power Commission.
After a six-months post-graduate training
course with the commission, they have been posted
to executive positions in the provincially-owned
power system, it was announced recently by S. R.
Weston, chairman.
Mr. Weston said the U.B.C. graduates were obtained to fill the need for young men with a high
degree of technical training who wanted to take
their places in the development of the province.
They are W. E. Kenny, W. E. Lyle, W. H.
Marks, J. N. Olsen. Donn Wales and L. E. Wight,
of Vancouver; S. B. Howlett, of Victoria, and N. H.
Latimer,  of Penticton.
Another thirster after knowledge is James Fell.
After working with the National Research Council
Atomic Energy Project he has returned to the University of California at Berkelev to work on his
doctor's degree in physics.
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Laurence Somerville is at present District Airway Engineer in charge of airport construction in
Alberta, B.C., and the Northwest Territories. Previous to accepting this post he engineered some
large reinforced concrete jobs in B.C., including
the C.P.R. piers B and C. Laurence graduated in
Mechanical Engineering.
A U.B.C. mining grad who has carved a king sized
niche in the mining world is George Lipsey. Starting with the Britannia Mining and Smelting Co.,
Ltd., he has progressed steadily until he is now
Manager of the Howe Sound Exploration Co. Ltd.
at Snow Lake- Manitoba.
A staunch C.P.R. man, George Miller, has steadily progressed in the company from his first position as transitman until he is now District Engineer
in Toronto. Maybe when he gets to be president
the west will get better freight rates.
Anybody who doubts the value of a good B.A. in
economics should take a good look at Nicolas
Abramson, now Personnel Superintendent of the
Hudson Bay retail store in Vancouver.
Emerson Abernethy, after a brief stay in the
east with Ingersoll-Rand and another stretch with
the R.C.N.V.R., with whom he rose to Lieut. Cdr.
(E), has returned to Imperial Oil in Vancouver.
He is Industrial Lubrication Engineer.
Straying from B.C. to the prairie provinces
Margaret Dick is Executive Director of the Edmonton Family Welfare Bureau.
Ruth S. Lerner (nee Stuart) at present employed by the University of California at Berkeley,
worked with the famous Manhattan Project at the
U. of Cal. and also at Oak Ridge.
Back to work teaching at Point Grey Junior
High and doing a bit of house designing on the
side, John Willard did some interesting work on
"Burn Shock" for the Navy during the war.
Another teacher back in the traces is Bruce
Woodsworth, principal of the Westbank School.
Starting out as civilian engineer with the R.C.A.F.
he wound up with the Intelligence.
Rodolphe Paradis recently took leave of Pacific
Mills to go after some more education. He is now-
working on his Master's Degree in pulp and paper
chemistry at the University of Washington.
After a varied  career  in  war industries  David
Darling  has  opened   his   own  private  engineering-
practice in Vancouver.    In addition to  B.C. he is
also registered in Ontario and Quebec.
Dr. William Carleton Gibson, '33, brilliant
Montreal doctor, and his bride, the former Barbara
Baird, Arts '35, pictured shortly after their wedding
December 28- in Vancouver.
Douglas H. Dougans '40, to Carolyn Hoffacker,
of Elizabeth, N.J.     .
Jean-Carol Lee '44 (Alpha Gamma Delta) to
Robert F. McCammon of Denver- Co.
Dr. Fred T. Fitch '38, to Helen Claire Neelands
of Toronto.
Gloria Louise Gardiner '46, to Andrew (Drew)
Edward de Lancey Rogers '37, to Lynette Elaine
Seymour   Metford '47.
June Margaret Lake to Robert Armitage Soper
of Hamilton.
Marion Clements to Grover C. Proulx of Vancouver.
Blair Anderson '44 to Marjorie MacLeod,
Queens '44, at Morgan Memorial Chapel, Queens
University (now living in Montreal).
Margaret Smith to Baltazar Coronel in New
Phyllis Bartlett '32 to William Lester In Montreal.
Doris Knox (Alpha Omicron Pi to Capt. Edwin
Meryle Rose '44 to Hugh Clee in Toronto.
Dorothy Ann Andrews to Edward Huyck.
Dorothy Lefebvre (acting head of Dept. of
Plome Ec.) to Dr. Roland Jefferson in Los Angeles.
To Mr. and Mrs. Kelvin Arthur '34, a son in Toronto.
To Group Captain and Mrs. McNab (Barbara
Huycke) a son.
To Dr. and Mrs. Desmond Beall '32, a daughter
in Montreal.
ToMr. and Mrs. A. W. Moyls (Aggie '43), a son
in Summerland.
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reducing the number of air-borne germs, spores and viruses
in a room. Germicidal lamps therefore can contribute greatly
to better health by reducing chances of infection in schools,
offices, theatres, hospitals . . . wherever people congregate.
In addition these lamps may be used in restaurants to
sterilize cutlery and glassware ... in food and drug-packing
plants to prevent growth of mold ... on the farm to safeguard poultry and animals.
It is not claimed that the use of these lamps will put an
end to colds and all types of air-borne infection. However,
the likelihood of catching them can be reduced this way.
They are easy to install and your nearest CGE office will
give you full information.
In  schools  where   G-E  Germicidal  tamps  are  installed  the
number of air-borne disease cases has been sharply reduced.
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