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Published by
The Alumni Association
of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Rosemary Winslow
Assistant Editors:
Marion Sangster Doris Barton Ross THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
EXECUTIVE:
Honorary President: Dr. L. S. Klinck
President: D. Milton Owen Vice-President: Myrtle Beatty
Treasurer: D. P. Watney
Secretary: Kenneth M. Beckett Records Secretary: Enid Wyness
Publications: Rosemary Winslow
TREASURER'S INTERIM REPORT, APRIL 15th, 1938
November 1st, 1937, Balance $ 426.49    Outstanding Accounts $ 9.34
Receipts from Annual Dance     746.25    Annual Dinner   7.50
Fees—Annual       161.50    Executive Dinner   5.50
Life      217.00    Delegation to Victoria Meeting of Alumni   10.00
Overcrowding   (Expense   of
printing and postage)  120.75
Printing and  Stationery  32.13
Stenographer   36.31
Stamps   19.30
Dance Expenses   630.62
Secretarial Expenses  10.30
Exchange  .98
$ 882.73
Cash Balance       668.51
$1551.24
$1551.24
The books of the Association close on October 31st. Annual Fees are due
on November 1st of each year. Members paying ten consecutive Annual Fees
will be granted Life Membership.   The Life Membership Fee is $10.00.
D. P. Watney, Treasurer.
The following have become Life Members since the publication of the 1937
Chronicle:
David William Blackaller
Frederick Brand
B. B. Brock
Mrs. Barbara E. Brock
Ella G. Cameron
Violet D. Clark
Gladys Clondinin
Olive Heritage
Margaret C. Johnson
R. T. Kingham
George C. Lipsey
Ethel Jean Lowrie
Fred. F. McKenzie
M. Miyazaki
J. B. Munro
Nelson Odium
D. Milton Owen
Jessie C. Roberts
Lawrence S. Smith
Wilbert B. Smith
Charles C. Watson
Dick Chong Woo
(2) CONVOCATION BANQUET
The Convocation Banquet will be held on May 12, 1938, in
the Oak Room of the Hotel Vancouver. The speaker will be
Colonel H. T. Logan, Director of the Fairbridge Farm School at
Cowichan, and formerly Professor of Greek at the University of
British Columbia.
Following the banquet a dance will be held to welcome the
graduates of 1938, and—STOP PRESS!—this dance will be free
to all grads attending the banquet.
annual report
TN reviewing the activities of the Alumni Association since the last issue of
The Chronicle, attention should be directed to the fact that this year the
Association "comes of age". On May 4, 1917, a, group of graduates gathered
in the "shacks" of Fairview and the result was the formation of the present
Alumni body. When one reads over the minutes of past years, it becomes
evident that some measure of progress has been achieved during the intervening
time. The Alumni as an organized body has taken a larger and more important
part in the affairs of the University as the years have passed.
During the last year "overcrowding" has practically overcrowded everything
else to the corner. Elsewhere will be found a detailed report of Alumni
activities in this regard. Much executive effort has been given to furthering
the campaign to secure more accommodation to alleviate the situation. This
campaign had been going on for some time when a change in policy was
announced by the Board of Governors, whereby registration was to be limited
and fees increased by $25.00 in all faculties. r              r            _    ,             ,   „    .
This announcement resulted in the forma- Dr-  Ha,rTry ^arren'  Pressor  of  Geol-
tion   of   a   Student   Publicity   Committee ogy> u-*>•u
which    has    been    very   active    for    some Milton  Owen,   President   of    the   Asso-
months   and   has   inaugurated   a   lengthy ciation.
campaign   to   inform   the   people   of   the Questionnaires were sent to all branches
Province of the achievements of the Urn- to obta;n information relative to conduct of
versity, the valuable research work carried the   campajgn   at   Interior   points.     Many
out,  and  the harmful  results  that  would helpful  suggestions  and constructive  criti-
mevitably flow from any reactionary policy cisms were 0ffered by the branches and the
restricting   the    scope   of   University   en- information received will aid materially in
deavour.    The  campaign  called   for  wide completing this  work.    The  students  plan
publicity through the medium of the press, t0 carry on th;s campaign throughout  the
the radio, and addresses to various public provinCe during the summer months.   The
bodies, and the Alumni have co-operated in campaign will be similar to that conducted
providing outstanding graduates as speakers ;n Vancouver with the addition of a series
for   radio   broadcasts.     Those   who   have 0f  transcriptions  which  will  be  broadcast
taken part to date are: Dy  the   Interior  radio  stations  at   regular
John C. Oliver, Registrar of the Institute intervals.     It  is   a  tribute  to  the  present
of Professional Engineers. undergraduate body that it should display
Paul N. Whitley,  Principal,  Point  Grey such foresight in planning an arduous cam-
Junior High School. paign   which   should   prove   of   permanent
S. J. Bowman, Agricultural Branch, B. C. ™l,e  }?   *«   University.    The   executive
Electric these    efforts    merit    the    co-
' operation   of   all   Alumni   and   that   every
Alec Wood, U. B. C. staff. assistance should be extended to the stud-
C. R. Asher, Manager of the Fertilizer ents wherever possible.
Division, Canadian Industries. Last May the Executive was instrumental
(3) in arranging for a broadcast of the Convocation Dinner at which Canon Cody,
President of the University of Toronto,
was the guest speaker. Several branches
held dinner meetings and heard the broadcast. The interest aroused was very
gratifying and accordingly it is hoped to
extend the coverage this year so that
various branches may take part in the
program. Details, however, are not complete at press time.
The Annual Meeting was held on
October 29th, 1937, in Spencer's Dining
Room, with the largest attendance in the
history of the Association, over two hundred being present. Entertainment was
provided by Miss Vera Radcliffe and
Messrs. Gordon Herron and Norman
Depoe. Professor Soward was the guest
speaker, taking as his subject "Behind the
Far Eastern Conflict". His clear presentation of a very complicated international
situation will long be remembered as one
of the outstanding contributions offered to
an Alumni gathering. The President reported very satisfactory progress during
the previous year, noting the organization
ot several new branches, and the success of
various Alumni undertakings. At the conclusion of the meeting, Mr. Tom Ellis,
retiring President, relinquished his office to
his successor, Mr. Milton Owen.
The traditional Christmas reunion was
held on December 27th at the Commodore,
as usual, and was generally conceded to
have surpassed previous reunions. The
accommodation was taxed almost to capacity by the seven hundred graduates present,
in spite of a first class snowstorm causing
the cancellation of over a hundred reservations. Only those present can appreciate
what a difference that extra two hundred
would have made. Entertainment included
the usual Varsity songs and yells plus an
energetic coloured tap dancer of approximately seven years who proved most
intriguing to the feminine coterie present.
An added attraction was the Christmas
tree presentation with Dean Buchanan as
M.C. Unusual prizes were presented to
various graduates who were considered to
have achieved distinction by reason of certain accomplishments of doubtful merit.
Incidentally the affair produced a neat
profit. Bouquets for efficient arranging go
to Myrtle Beatty, Dorothy Myers and
Ted Baynes.
This year the Executive adopted the
policy of visiting various branches whenever convenient. During the last year John
Burnett, a Past President of the Association, visited Kamloops, Vernon, and other
Interior branches where very successful
meetings were held. The President and
Secretary visited New Westminster in
February to report on the activities of the
Association, and particularly to explain the
present problem at the University. On
March  25th  a   similar  visit  was   made  to
Victoria when overcrowding was again the
subject of discussion. In addition, the film
depicting highlights in the history of the
University's early days was shown. This
film, which was resurrected from the nether
regions of the Library last year, has been
edited under the direction of Dr. Shrum,
and was shown for the first time at Homecoming. Early scenes of the first years in
the Fairview shacks, the University contingent, graduation ceremonies, and the
campaign to move to Point Grey are all
included, and proved both informative and
amusing. It is the hope of the executive
that all branches may view this film in the
near future. David Carey, President of
the Alma Mater Society, accompanied the
President and Secretary on both occasions
to present the student viewpoint.
Elsewhere will be found reports of the
branches which will speak for themselves,
but it is pertinent to say here that the
existence of strong branches is essential to
the future success of the Association.
Many branches have been active during the
past year.
The basic policy of your executive is to
maintain close association among graduates
themselves and as a body with the University. The University has seen the first
generation come and go; the second is now
on the campus. Alumni should continue to
play a progressively greater part in the
life of the University as time goes on.
By way of summary it may be reported
that in addition to the foregoing the
executive held twelve formal executive
meetings since last May, and many informal ones as well, forwarded minutes of
all meetings to all seventeen branches,
issued circulars on overcrowding to 4000
graduates and "duns" for fees as well.
As for next year—several ideas are
evolving in the minds of the executive. For
example: A monthly bulletin to replace
The Chronicle; a Presidential visit to all
branches in the Interior next fall concurrent with a certain political convention;
reorganized Vancouver branch to assist
various graduate clubs and teams. The
principal work of the Association during
the last few years may emerge next fall in
concrete form if all hopes are realized, with
the construction of the first unit of the
Brock Memorial Building, and the provision of further classroom accommodation.
It is only fitting to conclude by expressing the thanks of the executive for the
co-operation received from Alumni during
the past year. Whatever was asked was
given freely, cheerfully and without reservation.
KENNETH M. BECKETT, Arts '32,
Secretary.
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(4) Dr. Weir points the way
JAMES A. GIBSON
/~\NE of the most interesting of new clubs on the campus this year is the
^"^ Political Discussion Club. It was founded to encourage both the substance
and the method of political discussion and its meetings have been well attended.
At its concluding open meeting of the 1937-38 session on April 5, Hon. G. M.
Weir, Provincial Secretary and Minister of Education, spoke on "The Contribution of the University to the Life of British Columbia".
Describing U. B. C. as the youngest among the provincial universities of
Canada, and one of the most virile and willing to serve, Dr. Weir said that
much had been heard of the contributions, in money and in buildings, which the
government should make to the University. He proposed to examine the reverse
of this position and to discuss the contributions which the University should
make to the cause of good government in British Columbia.
To educate public opinion to the social needs of the community was a
challenge to people trained in the University.   A university man, said Dr. Weir,
as compared with a man of no school
education, had 800 times the chance to
render distinguished service. Already
graduates of the University were making
notable contributions to the agricultural,
industrial, educational, civil and social life
of the province; and the fact that 70 per
cent of U. B. C. graduates remained in
the province seemed a good augury. As
to the future, three distinct challenges to
competently-trained people were apparent: (1) to publicize the need for technical efficiency in public administration,
which would require an educational effort
to overcome ignorant prejudices against
so-called "brain-trusters"; (2) to overcome opportunism in public affairs ; and
(3) to promote research in the social
services.
The latter part of Dr. Weir's remarks
was concerned with an elaboration of
this third point. There was abundant
raw material; but there was little organization of it. Research was therefore
needed as a stimulus and guide for thinking and action. In the past the approach
to problems of social welfare had tended
to be empirical. Social welfare work was
now becoming a profession, and there
was therefore need for research upon as
nearly scientific a basis as was possible.
Hit or miss methods inevitably involved
both social and economic waste, and because Canada spent $250,000,000 (nearly
one-quarter of the national expenditure)
annually on social services, better administration was essential if the chief social
needs were to be met.
"We need (continued Dr. Weir) more
knowledge of social problems and public
measures to deal with them, and we must
have a more highly trained and competent administrative personnel if we are
to obtain maximum economy and efficiency in the operation of our social services. A substantial extension of organized research is urgently required to
provide the knowledge necessary for the
formulation of wise social service policies
and for the effective training of administrative personnel".
Certain research studies—such as those
which were essentially factual and
descriptive—might be undertaken by the
Dominion Government through its own
agencies. But further studies, especially
those which were analytical or interpretive or confined to particular areas,
could be undertaken by the Universities,
especially if the Dominion Government
would encourage, by financial grants, the
building up of definite schools for research in the social services, in connection
with such universities as Dalhousie.
McGill, Toronto, Manitoba and British
Columbia. If the principle were accepted,
methods and co-ordination of studies
could be worked out promptly. An expenditure of as little as $250,000 would be
well repaid if expended on research now
so urgently demanded.
The guiding aim, said Dr. Weir in conclusion, must be "to make democracy
more socially efficient, and more competent and worthy to survive".
*S£J
(S) the overcrowding problem
D. MILTON OWEN
'T'HE most important problem facing the University authorities at the present
time is the lack of facilities available for the accommodation of the student
body. The situation has been bad for years, but came to a head this year with
the announcement by the Board of Governors that next fall attendance would
be limited to two thousand students and fees in all faculties would be increased.
The Alumni Association had been apprised of this situation for some time,
however, and in February of 1937 had appointed a special committee to study
the state of affairs on the campus. This committee had done considerable
spade work and on several occasions had interviewed President Klinck and
other members of the Board of Governors. It had also made representations
on behalf of the University on at least two occasions by letter to all members
of the Legislative Assembly. These representations were supported by personal
interviews with various members of the Provincial Cabinet.
Following the aforesaid announcement
by the Board of Governors a storm
of indignation broke out, particularly
amongst the student body. It was at this
time that the groundwork laid by our
Alumni Committee on Overcrowding was
of great assistance to both the University
authorities and to the students. We were
able to come to the support of the University authorities immediately and to cooperate also with the student body, and to
persuade the latter to take a more rational
view than that suggested by many of the
undergraduates. To a great extent as a
result of this co-operation, no petitions or
downtown campaigns were organized by
the students, but instead an active campaign was engaged upon for the purpose of
educating public opinion as to the value of
the University and its need for assistance.
In this way no one was antagonized and
we feel that there is every possibility of
some assistance being given to the University in the near future.
The Alumni however, should know the
present situation on the campus. The
Board of Governors announced that the
fees would be increased at the Winter
Session for Arts, Science and Agriculture
from $125 to $150, for Applied Science
from $175 to $200 and for the Summer
Session from $60 to $70.
With this increase the fees at our University will be the third highest in Canada,
exceeded only by McGill and Dalhousie
Universities, which are both private institutions. The question which arises is, then,
does this University offer an adequate
return in comparison with the University
of Toronto, Queen's, and Western Ontario,
where the Arts fees are $25 less; the
Universities of McMaster and New
Brunswick, charging $30 less; the Universities of Alberta and Manitoba, charging
$40   less;   and   the   University   of   Saskat
chewan, charging $60 less? Most of these
Canadian Universities offer training in
medicine, law, dentistry, pharmacy, physical
education, architecture, etc., which courses
are not offered by U. B. C.
The raising of the fees is surely not the
solution to our problem. This policy will
tend to make our University available only
to those students in good financial circumstances, which is not a desirable objective
for a government-owned University.
Another alternative which has been suggested is that the standard should be raised
higher, and many average students thus
debarred from attending. It has been
pointed out that the standards at our University are already very high, and it is very
doubtful whether it is desirable to raise
them further in order to disqualify average
students. It is not necessarily the student
obtaining first class marks who obtains the
best results from his University course.
After all, the greatest values of a University training are in learning how to live
and how to get the most out of life, values
which cannot be judged in dollars and
cents, or in marks obtained in University
examinations.
It has been suggested that the Board of
Governors adopt a system of graduated
fees according to the marks—that is, the
higher the marks of a student the lower his
fees. Such a suggestion is inane to say
the least, because not only would a charting system comparable to the government
income tax returns be necessary, but the
same hardships already mentioned would
be worked on the average hard-working
student who obtains just as much, if not
more, out of his University course as the
proverbial bookworm. The University
standards are high now and those not
capable of doing the work are required to
leave after the Christmas examinations—
to raise the standards any higher would not
(6) be  a    far-sighted   or   logical    solution  in
any way.
Another feature of the situation which
arises is that many ask why the attendance
at the University should be limited at all.
The argument is that it is desirable that
as many as possible should receive the
advantage of advanced education, and
today more than ever we find that a good
education is a pre-requisite in all occupa
tions. It is desirable, furthermore, that the
general standards of our people should be
raised. This will never be accomplished
until a full education is available to all our
citizens. Particularly is it desirable that
the University should be open to all when
we consider the fact that it is supported by
the taxes of the people. How much more
desirable it is therefore that the University
should not be available only to those who
are born in good financial circumstances or
to those who have the ability to write
examinations successfully.
The only alternative that could be
adopted in order to alleviate the present
situation at the University would be increased governmental grants for buildings
and equipment, to a level compatible with
the value of the University to this
Province. It is not suggested, of course,
that it will be necessary to keep increasing
governmental grants until the University
becomes a great drain on the public purse.
Our University is still young and will
require assistance for a few years. In the
near future, however, the number of bequests and private grants should increase
to such an extent that the University will
be able to carry itself without governmental
assistance. This has been the experience of
all Universities after they have reached a
certain age and there is no reason the same
thing should not occur in the history of our
own institution.
It is essential that the people of this
province should appreciate the seriousness
of the overcrowded situation at the University of British Columbia at the present
time, and also that they should realize that
in allowing this state of affairs to continue
they are endangering the welfare and even
the existence of an institution which means
hundreds of thousands of dollars annually
to the industries, trade, and businesses of
this province. The members of the Government have already shown their sympathy
with the needs of the University. It now
rests with the people of British Columbia
to demand that immediate assistance be
given to this productive institution in order
that our province may not lose the full
benefits accruing to it from the necessary
work of such an institution.
And that is where the efforts of all
graduates of the University may be of
great assistance to our Alma Mater. We.
as graduates, are familiar with the conditions at the University and have, deep
down in our hearts, a great regard for all
it has meant to us in the past. We also
have a material interest in the welfare of
the University in the fact that, holding
degrees from that institution, we would be
reluctant to see the value of those degrees
deteriorate in any way. There seems to be
no doubt, however, that should the present
policy as suggested by the Board of Governors be carried out, the standards of the
University of British Columbia will necessarily be lowered to a great extent. We
must take immediate action to remedy this
situation. Let us as graduates do our part
in advertising the value of the University
to the public of this province in order that
there may be a better appreciation of the
work of that institution.
TUUM EST.
brock memorial
D. MILTON OWEN
T^HE Brock Memorial Campaign
Committee has collected the sum
of $41,532.00 to date towards the
erection of the proposed Memorial
Building on the campus. The original campaign fell far short of its
objective for various reasons, the
principle one of which was the poor
business conditions existing at that
time.
As a result, the campaign has been
allowed to hang in abeyance for
nearly   two   years    and   the    under
graduate body, becoming impatient
with the delay, has threatened to withdraw the students' subscription from
the campaign fund. For this reason,
and because there is a dire need for
additional building accommodation at
the University, it is imperative that
steps be taken immediately to supplement the amount collected to date so
that work may be started immediately
on the new building to house student
activities. The architects have informed the Memorial Committee that
(7) a minimum sum of $54,000 will be
required to put up a structure which
will in any way be adequate for the
purpose.
Of the total amount collected the
sum of $9000 was allotted primarily
by the Women Students for furnishings and is not to be used for the
building itself. This leaves on hand
for the construction of the building
the sum of $32,000, meaning that
before work can be commenced on
the structure it will be necessary for
the Memorial Committee to raise an
additional $20,000 at least. After
considerable discussion members of
the committee decided that the various
organizations interested would each be
approached and requested to accept
responsibility for a proportionate
amount of the sum needed. The
Alumni Association is endeavouring
to raise a sum equivalent to $2 each
from its 4000 members approximately,
who are associate or active members
of our Association at the present
time. This means that it will be
necessary to organize a personal campaign, and it is the request of the
Executive of the Association that
every graduate subscribe to this fund
if he has not already done so, with an
even greater sum than the $2 allotted.
We shall do our best in any event to
raise the total amount as aforesaid
and an active committee is being
formed at the present time under the
Chairmanship of Earl Vance, a very
energetic alumnus and a former President of the Alma Mater Society. The
cause is a worthy one and as our
Association has done little enough for
the University to date this campaign
will provide us with an opportunity to
show our interest and to make a concrete and lasting contribution to
University life.
•«E>oC38-
• universities - east and west
DEAN J. N. FINLAYSON
T AM very glad to be able to accede to the request for a short article on the
achievements and aspirations of the Faculty of Applied Science of the University of British Columbia, together with some observations concerning other
universities in which I have seen service.
But before addressing myself to the assignment, I wish to take this opportunity of expressing my appreciation of the very warm welcome which has been
accorded me by the citizens of British Columbia in general, and the University
governors, officers, professors and students in particular, since I entered upon
my duties as Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science.
My arrival coincided with the completion of the twenty-first year of the
University's existence, and with the celebration of Vancouver's golden jubilee.
I was thus able to obtain from the literature issued a complete account of the
University's remarkable progress during its adolescence, and I consider myself
fortunate in being permitted to join the staff on the date of its development
into full and vigorous manhood.
The cornerstone of the first university
building was laid in 1820 by the Earl
of Dalhousie. Classes were opened in 1838,
but in 1845 the College was closed to allow
the funds to accumulate. It reopened in
1863 with a staff of six professors, and
about 1880 Mr. George Munro, New York,
endowed several chairs and provided liberal exhibitions and bursaries. His gifts,
aggregating  about   $350,000,   were   at   that
I have served on the staff of four Canadian universities, two supported by the
state, two privately endowed; two, McGill
and Dalhousie, ancient and honorable as
Canadian institutions are listed, two, British Columbia and Manitoba, lusty juveniles in the family of Canadian universities.
Dalhousie's original endowment was
derived from funds collected at the port
of Castine, Maine during the war of 1812.
(8) time unparalleled in Canada. Graduates
and friends have been generous, and the
endowment is now nearly $3,000,000. The
income from investments just about
equals the receipts from class tees.
McGill University owes its origin to the
vision of the Hon. James McGill, who bequeathed forty-six acres of land, his dwelling house and other buildings and a sum
of il0,000 to found a college in a provincial university.
The work of teaching was begun in 1829,
but the record of the first thirty years of
the University's existence was an unbroken
talc of financial embarrassment. About
1850 the citizens of Montreal awoke to
the value of the institution, an amended
charter was secured, John William Dawson was appointed Principal, and an era
of progress and prosperity began.
Generous endowments and donations
were made by interested friends; those by
Sir William Macdonald and Lord Strath-
cona are so well known that mention of
them is scarcely necessary. The total
amount of endowments is over $30,000,000.
The University of Manitoba was established by an Act of the Legislature in
1877, but the Act provided that there
should be no teaching undertaken, the
functions of the University being limited
to the examination of candidates for degrees and the granting of the degrees on
the model of the University of London.
Instruction was provided by the denominational colleges already in existence, which
were affiliated with the University at its
inception.
The principle of governmental support
was recognized from the first, the Act
providing for a sum not exceeding $250 to
be placed at the disposal of the Council of
the University to meet expenses incidental
to organization. For many years there was
a spirited agitation for definite provision
by the Legislature for the teaching of the
natural sciences, as the affiliated colleges
found themselves unable to provide the
necessary apparatus and the payment of
teachers. Consequently in 1904, six chairs
in the sciences and mathematics were
established, followed in 1907 by the creation of a department of civil engineering.
Chairs of electrical engineering and architecture were added, and there is at present
no instruction provided for students in
other departments of applied science.
Since 1914 the University has offered
complete courses in arts. The arts undergraduate, accordingly has the choice of
attending classes at the University or at
one of the affiliated colleges.
The colleges are located in different
parts of Winnipeg, one of them in the
neighboring city of St. Boniface. The University classes in the first and second years
are held in Winnipeg, those of the senior
years at Fort Garry, about six miles from
the city university buildings.
While there is obvious waste in this
separation, there is the one advantage;
students residing in diverse sections of
the community have opportunities for receiving at least a portion of their training
at institutions located in their neighborhood. There is also the doubtful merit of
competition.
It may be of interest to note that the
University functioned for several years
without benefit of president or deans. It
did have the benefit of the clergy, as the
Archbishop of Rupert's Land became the
first Chancellor.
To the graduates of U.B.C. who have
experienced the vicissitudes incident to the
occupation of "the most picturesque university site in the world", it may thus be
of some consolation to be reminded of
some of the discouragements which faced
other universities in their formative
periods. Our founders were able to direct
this infant institution away from many of
the pitfalls that obstructed the pathways of
their seniors.
It is gratifying to a McGill graduate to
be told that the excellent pioneer work accomplished by the McGill University College of British Columbia was useful in
directing U.B.C. along the right path. The
immediate success of the first graduates
revealed the superior quality of the training which they received, and full credit
must be given to the vision, ability and
character of the founders, several of whom
were professors in the old McGill College.
It is significant, for instance, that they
recognized that fundamental axiom that
there cannot be a great university without
a strong faculty of applied science. They
envisaged the rapid development in the
utilization of the rich natural resources of
the province, and they made provision for
adequate training of science students in
order that they might merit the confidence
that the community was ready to repose in
them. In my first annual report to the
Governors, I declared my adherence to the
general policy laid down by the founders
of the faculty at its inception.
The applied scientist's profession is of
necessity an exacting one. He who follows
it, in any of its branches, must deal with
natural laws, any infraction of which
means disaster. His deductions must be
based on premises which are incontrovertible, and which lead to but one conclusion.
In his training, emphasis should be laid on
such subjects as the average individual
will find irksome and difficult to assimilate
to that point where they become of genuine
value to him, if his university course has
not provided him with knowledge of their
fundamentals.
The importance of highly specialized subjects, which the average student soundly
grounded in the essentials of his professional course can easily master through
(9) subsequent private study, has never been
stressed in this faculty. From time to
time, however, the staff has reviewed the
curriculum in order to determine the most
suitable fundamental subjects which should
be studied by applied science students, and
during the past two years several important
changes have been made in the courses of
study.
It will be, I hope, of general interest to
all graduates to learn that courses in
English composition have been introduced
into both the second and third year
curricula.
It is conceded by all men and women
who have to do with applied science work
that the scientist is not solely concerned
with technical problems, though as to these
he must be an expert, but he is becoming
more and more concerned with economic,
legal and commercial problems, and he
should be prepared to meet men of affairs
and of liberal education on an equal footing. To this end a course in general
engineering has been introduced, and the
number of hours of didactic instruction in
many subjects has been reduced, in order
to give the student more opportunity to
read technical and cultural literature.
A working library of scientific books
and current periodicals has been placed in
the reading room of the applied science
building, and I wish to take this opportunity of acknowledging my debt of gratitude to Mr. Ridington and his staff for
their courteous co-operation in making this
service available to our applied science
students, who are encouraged to spend considerable time in directed general reading.
It is hoped that they will become familiar with such liberal studies as should
form part of the mental equipment of
every educated man and woman. Space
does not permit the mention of other
changes, but I urge the graduates of applied science to note them in the University
calendar. I direct the attention of the
graduates in forest engineering to the
revised curriculum in  forestry.
It is desirable that there should be
renewed interest shown in the training of
young men for service in British Columbia's leading industry.
The outstanding impression received by
a new arrival is the matchless beauty of
the setting of the campus. Next in order,
perhaps, is the realization of the eminent
places in the professional, commercial, industrial, and cultural life of the province
occupied by the graduates, creditable to
themselves and to the professors who have
borne the heat and burden of those pioneer
years. It has been a great pleasure to
meet so many of the graduates and I
extend a cordial invitation to all who read
these lines to pay me a call on their next
visit to the campus.
You will find new faces in some departments, new equipment in all departments,
an increasingly large student body, and the
same old spirit of loyalty and devotion to
everything that concerns the welfare of
your Alma Mater.
*£>o<3£
culture without college
DR. GORDON M. SHRUM
Director, Department of University Extension
TJNIVERSITY EXTENSION, as it is known today, first began in England
at the University of Cambridge, from which it spread to Oxford and then
to America—where it may be said to be consciously modelled on the older
British movement.
Although it originated in an attempt to bring organized college education to
adults who were unable to take up residence, it was not initiated by the universities themselves. It began in response to an articulate public demand from
men and women, who had never had a chance to enjoy a college education, and
who demanded that something like it be made available to them.
In Canada, although extension work takes somewhat different forms at
various universities, it is fairly safe to say that in general it receives its inspiration from the more successful experiments being conducted in England and the
United States.
At the University of British Columbia the idea of University Extension is
nearly as old as the University itself. the University Extension Committee. By
Between 1915 and 1936 much useful work means of bulletins and articles for the
was carried on by a committee known as     press,  an   effort   was   made   to   keep  the
(10) public informed regarding the work and
activities of the University. One of these
bulletins (No. 2) was published in January, 1919,* and was designed to give
detailed information regarding the work,
courses  and  equipment  of  the  institution.
In addition to the daily broadcasts on
markets and agricultural topics, several
weekly programs, including courses on
Poetry, Music Appreciation, Drama, and
the students' feature, "Varsity Time",
have been offered. The course on Producing a Play was given over the British
Columbia network and was one of the first
of its kind offered in Canada. Over one
hundred "listening groups" registered for
the course which, according to radio officials is a Canadian record for this type of
educational broadcast.
This year for the first time the Extension Department organized a course for
study-groups. The subject selected was
"Economics and Public Affairs" and
eighteen groups registered for it.
The visual aids division of the Department has been expanding rapidly. A
bulletin describing the slides, film slides,
motion pictures, etc., available for loan was
prepared in February. The resulting demand for loans has quite exceeded
expectations.
A new and very interesting development
this year has been the offering of short
courses in Agriculture in the Lower Fraser
Valley. The Department of Extension was
asked to undertake this work under a grant
from the Dominion-Provincial Youth
Training Plan. Courses in Bee-Keeping
and Poultry Husbandry were offered at ten
centres to a total registration exceeding
three hundred. It is expected that for
next year this work will be extended to
include many other districts in the
Province.
Space does not permit a description of
all the efforts being made by the Department to give assistance and leadership to
the adult education movement in this
Province. Many of the alumni who were
not aware of the opportunities offered
during the past year will, however, be
more interested in the plans for the future.
One of the most important projects for
the summer will be a six weeks course on
the Theatre starting July 4. This will be
a complete course arranged by Miss Dorothy Somerset, who has accepted a position
as head of the drama division of the
Extension Department. As guest director
for the course, the University has been
exceedingly fortunate in securing the services of Miss Ellen Van Volkenburg, a
very distinguished producer from London
and New York.    Other courses during the
*The Extension Department is very
anxious to get a copy of each of these
bulletins for the files. Bulletin No. 1 was
published by the University Extension
Committee prior to 1919.
summer will include a short course for
P.T.A. groups in June and a two weeks'
course in athletics by C. S. Edmundson,
the track and backetball coach at the
University of Washington. The latter
course will be given during the last two
weeks of the Summer Session and should
prove to be invaluable to teachers.
For next autumn plans are being made
to offer, as part of the Adult Education
program, evening classes, study-group
courses, radio programs, reading lists,
travelling art collections, motion pictures,
increased library facilities and dramatics.
Alumni can be of great assistance in this
program by helping to set up local adult
education groups in their own districts.
The Extension Department, charged as it
is with certain responsibilities regarding
the relation between the University and the
public, is extremely appreciative of the
continued help and support which it is
receiving from the alumni. There seems
to be a tradition that the alumni should
be specially sympathetic to all projects
sponsored by the University.
The Extension Department wishes to
assist the University in establishing a
reciprocal tradition. The policy of the
Department will be directed towards offering members of the alumni ever-increasing
opportunities for the continuation of their
cultural and vocational training. It is
hoped that it will be possible in the near
future to offer refresher courses, radio
programs, or other activities particularly
arranged for members of the alumni.
Having had the privilege of a college
education and knowing the values of
learning, each member of the alumni in
his community will experience an especial
sense of responsibility for the provision of
similar advantages for all citizens. To the
alumni the question will not be "Why go
on learning?" but rather "Why stop
learning?"
The committee also arranged extension
lectures by members of the staff at various
centres throughout the province.
In 1935 the University received from the
Carnegie Corporation of New York a grant
which made possible the establishment of
a Department of University Extension.
During the following year, Dr. O. J. Todd,
who had been secretary of the University
Extension Committee, carried on much of
the preliminary organization work. In
September, 1936, Mr. Robert England, the
first director of the Department, assumed
his duties. Mr. England resigned during
the summer of 1937 and in September the
present director undertook the work, the
value of which had been so well demonstrated.
The Carnegie grant of $30,000, under
which the work had been carried on during
the two preceding years, was exhausted by
August, 1937, and therefore the 1937-38
program has been carried on with limited
(11) funds provided by the University. This
fact necessitated a rather drastic curtailment of some projects which had been
undertaken and the substitution of others
which were less costly or more nearly self-
supporting. However, through the co-operation of the University administration and
the generous and willing assistance of the
members of the teaching staff, some considerable measure of success has been
achieved in extending the public service
rendered by the University. Quite apart
from its value as adult education, this
work has succeeded in increasing the public
support upon which the future of the
University depends.
The activities of the Department during
the past winter may be grouped under the
following headings:
(a) Evening Classes.
(b) Extension Lectures.
(c) Visual Aids.
(d) Short Courses.
(e) Study-Groups and Forums.
(f) Radio Programs.
(g) Extension Library,
(h)  Public Relations.
During the winter months seven Evening
Classes were held—five at the University
and two at the Vancouver Normal School.
Courses were offered in, General Botany,
Shakespeare, Some Problems of the Post-
War World, Horticulture, Music Appreciation, Poultry, and Social Service.
Although this was the first time that the
University had offered Evening Classes in
purely cultural subjects, and although there
was very little time available for the
organization of the classes, the registration
and attendance was much better than had
been expected.
Judging by the attendance, one of the
most successful short courses was one on
Art Appreciation given by Mr. C. H. Scott.
The lectures in this course were given at
the University on Wednesday afternoons.
In co-operation with the Victoria University Extension Association, the Department of Extension has given at Victoria a
series of eleven lectures on "The Changing
World". This series has been well received
—over twelve hundred persons attended
the eleven lectures.
Extension lectures have been given also
at Prince Rupert, Ocean Falls, Powell
River, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Field, Golden,
Revelstoke, Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna,
Penticton, Grand Forks, Trail, Nakusp
and many other centres. At some of these
centres lectures were arranged fortnightly.
Realizing the wide potentialities of the
radio as a medium for University Extension, the Department this year established
a University Radio Studio on the campus.
It is located in the Agriculture Building.
The studio has been acoustically treated
and is complete with control room, amplifying equipment, microphones, etc. It is
used, not only for the actual broadcasting
of programs, but also for rehearsals.
During January and February eleven
broadcasts per week were given from the
campus.
what price radio?
IRA DILWORTH
"V/ffUSIC is everywhere today: we are walled in by it. I do not refer to that
celestial harmony which the poet assures us is in immortal souls and which
we are grossly prevented from hearing. It is a more earthly music which in the
past thirty-five years has become available more easily and to a larger group
than ever before. People, to whom symphony was or would be, because of
financial limitations or geographical isolation, merely a name, may now command readily by the turn of a dial the performance of the most accomplished
orchestras and the services of the most celebrated conductors. Homes from
which, for various reasons, dance tunes and music-hall ballads of the most
harmless types were rigorously excluded, are now filled with the latest jazz and
swing and are made hideous by the vagaries of the crooner and the vulgar
yodelings of the synthetic cowboy.
What is to be the result of all this?   Quite obviously there may be certain
effects upon character which may well be of the gravest concern to society but
with   these   aspects   of   the   question   we effect  upon  the  art   of   music   itself,  or
need not  deal here, leaving them  safely rather  with   the  individual's   reaction  to
or   otherwise   to   those   who   make   such that   art—a   concern   which   might   ulti-
matters    their    own    peculiar    field    of mately be found to involve all the others,
anxious care.   We are concerned with the A writer in the London Musical Times
(12) not long ago put the matter very succinctly when he said: "When an art that
is both too difficult (because of its
spiritual qualities) and too easy, is made
suddenly accessible to everybody by the
pressing of a switch, it is likely to lose
at least as much as it gains. That is the
danger of music today: there is so much
of it, and it is so promiscuous that it is
being heard rather than listened to. And
there are ninety passive listeners to ten
live (participative) ones, because listening
calls for knowledge as well as effort".
Now it is the truth contained in the latter
part of this statement that may well give
cause for anxiety to those who believe in
such things as standards of artistic
achievement, and credit such standards
with having a certain value in relation to
life. It may help us to glance for a
moment at a few of the attitudes that
are taken towards music by the "hearers"
of this art.
First there is the attitude of the listener who cares for nothing but that his
every waking moment shall be filled with
something—if not with physical activity
(going places, doing things, seeing things)
then with sound. Such hearers fill their
houses with noise to which they usually
and, perhaps, fortunately, give no attention. It is interesting to speculate as to
the possible effect of becoming thus
callous to sound, of having the ability to
go on reading or doing one's "homework"
with the radio going at full blast, only
giving evidence of awareness of the
music when it ceases and one becomes
conscious of some area of emptiness. In
a way contrasted with and yet closely
related to the hearer just described is an
interesting late development of the
human species—the "jitter bug", as he is
playfully called. He cannot be satisfied
with hearing jazz but must (and apparently involuntarily) accompany his hearing
with the most extraordinary gymnastics,
subjecting himself to a long-sustained
series of physical and emotional contortions which would place a considerable
tax upon the powers of endurance of a
primitive savage.
Closely related is the individual for
whom music is merely an emotional orgy,
indulged in as a relaxation. Some one
has described this attitude aptly as "going
into a beatific coma". This individual is
quite content to sit and let the music
pour over him like warm sunlight or rise
around him like the relaxing heat of a
vapour bath. In a world of rush and
worry this attitude is, Heaven knows,
easy enough to understand. It is even
defensible: there are occasions when this
sort of experience has its real value. The
danger arises when it is made the only
manner of approach and when one loses
sight of the fact that music, like religion,
has other than   narcotic   uses,   and may
engage  the  individual in  even  strenuous
and disciplined activity.
There is the attitude of the sentimentalist who knows very little about music
or anything else firm and definite—but
who adores music and poetry; her people
have all, always adored them—she just
cannot get enough of them. After all,
are they not the universal language of
the soul? And she is such an expansive
soul! Ask her what music she adores—
"Well, I don't know,—just music—I can
never get enough of it".—"Yes, I know,
but whose music?"—"Oh, well . . Chopin's
or Schubert's ... I just love Chopin".—
"Good, I like him, too, but not all of him.
What music of Chopin do you prefer?"
—"Well, I just can't for the moment
think of any names, but I love those
things he did about the French woman—
Georges Sand, wasn't it ? ... and Debussy! Don't you adore Debussy ?"■—
"Yes, I do. I heard 'La Cathedrale
engloutie' ..." "Oh, no please! not that!
I heard it too when Kosky played it.
George and I were bored stiff with it—no
tune at all in it and it was so full of
discords. ... I just don't call that sort of
thing music at all. . . . But you know the
one about the church under the sea, and
you hear the bells and . . . oh, it's just
too romantic. I think they call it 'The
Sunken Cathedral'. I just adore it—it's
so sweet, such lovely chords, really like
Mendelssohn in places—George likes it,
too. . . . But the other thing you mentioned! I just . . ." and so she babbles
on. Harmless, you say—Yes if it were
not for the fact that this babbler has
almost always a good deal of prestige,
social largely, and is listened to enviously
by others who in turn go to the circles
where they have prestige and explain
how musical dear Mrs. Smythe-Jones-
Smythe is and how she just seems to
have heard everything. She has such a
feeling for music and can talk so easily
about it all! You should have heard her
put that Miss Blank in her place the
other day—oh, you know who she is.—
the woman who always makes you feel
so uncomfortable with all her questions.
This is the soil in which intellectual dishonesty flourishes.
So we could go on describing ourselves
and our reactions to this most subtle of
the arts, in many respects the greatest
single achievement of western civilization,
and if we were intellectually honest we
should discover how little we really
know, and would acknowledge with how
great difficulty we give any reason for
the faith that is in us when we really do
prefer one composer's work to that of
another, and turn away entirely from
certain manifestations of music as being
unworthy if not actually vulgar.
So what? We must listen and feel and
think; we must build up a real experience
(13) of active listening to music. In this way
we can develop that thing so badly needed
in life today—a critical faculty. Eventually we shall acquire the power to
make distinctions. We may even find
ourselves in possession of the ability to
say with some precision why one thing
appeals to us more than does another.
Wordsworth long ago said in the course
of a distinguished critical utterance : "An
accurate taste in poetry, and in all the
other arts, as Sir Joshua Reynolds has
observed, is an acquired talent, which can
only be produced by thought and a long
continued intercourse with the best
models of composition".
There will be those who will hold that
Wordsworth's statement is too narrow
and they will be thinking of those rarely
gifted individuals who from birth have
the "feel of the thing". One is reminded
of Charles Cowden Clarke's description
of the young Keats reading Spenser's
"Faerie Queene" like "a young horse
through a spring meadow ramping",
hoisting himself up at a fine epithet to
exclaim "What an amazing image that is
—'sea-shouldering whales'!" Keats' spirit
had come into its native country, and so
it is with the small group of really gifted
musicians whether they be performers or
listeners. But it is well for us to remember  that  even   for   Keats  the  "accurate
taste" of which Wordsworth spoke was
an art "long to lerne". How much more
true is this for the rest of us.
Of course, there is no one with an
ounce of wit who does not recognise the
fact that there are definite limits to the
extent to which "accurate taste" can be
acquired, and that these limits vary with
the individual. Honest men know too
that the whole of the mystery of art
cannot be explained on the basis of the
results of even the most minute analysis,
that there are great areas of any art
which defy the subtlest exercise of the
logical faculty. But to recognise this
fact is no argument for the acceptance of
the obscurantist point of view that everything will come, if at all, as an involuntary flooding in of revelation, that all that
need be expected of the listener is that
he brings to music a heart that feels.
As a stabilizing force, therefore, in the
weltering experience of music that surrounds us, we should, I think, welcome
and encourage all agencies (in the schools
and universities and outside them) which
are honestly trying to replace the indifferent, sentimental or intellectually snobbish attitude by the development of an
ability to listen actively, patiently, critically. From such a replacement, if it be
successful, the artistic experience of the
listener must be  immeasurably enriched.
the green room carries on
FOR twenty-three years now the Players'
Club has been active on the U. B. C.
campus. Around the walls of the Green
Room hang all the pictures of plays long
since forgotten, plays that are ghosts of
the past.
Still the Players' Club keeps up its tradition. Plays. This year we chose a folk-
play, a play of the Irish Renaissance. Difficult as a play of this type was for a
Western Canadian group to produce, yet
the Club feels that once more it has contributed to the University life. "The Playboy of the Western World" is one of the
best known dramas of the Irish Renaissance movement. Written by J. M. Synge.
a man with sure knowledge of "theatre"
a genuine appreciation of good drama, and
with the passionate love of an Irishman
for his country, "The Playboy" has in it
those elements that appeal to all lovers of
the theatre. Great beauty of language
elevates it from the humble, mud-walled
public house. Deep and passionate emotion
pervades it. Synge has caught, too, the
very essence of Irish humor.
The annual Spring Tour maintains another tradition of the Club. The Players'
Club is the only amateur dramatic society
in the West of Canada that goes on tour.
For many years now the Club has travelled
all through the Interior of British Columbia, up the West Coast, over to Vancouver
Island. In the course of their arduous
journey (often the curtain rises an hour
after the players have arrived in a town'*
the Club is leaving behind something tangible for all people to look on and say: "This
thing is ours. Our University is responsible for it".
Many and varied are the types of drama
presented by the Club: Henrik Ibsen's
"Hedda Gabbler"; the eighteenth century
comedy of manners in Goldsmith's "Sh"
Stoops to Conquer"; a nineteenth century
history play in Alfred Sangster's "Th"
Brontes". Taking its place with these wir
be J. M. Synge's "Playboy of the Western
World".
The Spring Play and Tour are not the
only achievements of the Club, for at
Christmas all the new members show Vancouver "what they can do" in a series of
one-act plays. These newcomers play to
packed and critical audiences. It bodes
well for the future that this year many of
the roles in "The Playboy" were taken bv
the younger generation of the Players'
Club.
(14) • "the little menagerie7 today
DEAN F. M. CLEMENT
TT IS a long step from those early days when the first class in Agriculture
entered the University in 1917. Most of the students who make up the
present undergraduate body were then unborn. Since that time there have been
twenty-one critical years in the history of the University.
The first class in the Faculty of Agriculture was made up of seven
students, who were at one time referred to by a Science Professor as "the
little menagerie".
These men came, one each from Vancouver, Chilliwack, Cloverdale,
Victoria, Marpole, Summerland and Larkin, British Columbia. The whereabouts of one member of this class is unknown; the second is principal of an
Interior high school; the third is a Professor in an Eastern State College; ;the
fourth is a Research Professor at Oxford University; the fifth is a Professor
in a Mid-West State College;; the sixth is editor of a country newspaper in
British    Columbia;    and    the    seventh    is     velopment of a new type of alfalfa, in the
farming in British Columbia. Three of this
original class later obtained the degree of
Doctor of  Philosophy.
Two or three members of this original
group left the University before graduation, but the class was joined by a number of men returning from Overseas. The
first degrees were granted to eight students
in 1921. These are employed as follows:
a Canadian Trade Commissioner, a medical doctor, a business man, two University
Professors, Superintendent of an Experimental Farm, a Poultry Commissioner, the
wife of a prominent political leader.
During the year 1937, twenty-two men
and women were granted the degree of
B.S.A. or M.S.A. The whereabouts of one
of this number is unknown, but all the
rest are either suitably employed or are
continuing their studies. It is interesting
to note that the year 1937 was one of the
best in our history from the point of view
of employment for students, and that 1938
promises to be equally satisfactory.
With few exceptions the graduates are
employed in Agricultural or in business
and professions related to Agriculture.
During the last twenty years the demands
for men have been increasing in the scientific, professional and business fields, and
consequently, with only a limited number
of graduates available each year, a smaller
percentage of the total number turn to
primary production than was the case
during the early part of the century. In a
general way, about one-third of the graduates go into business, one-third to the
professions, and one-third to farming and
related pursuits.
While important contributions have been
made by the graduates to the agricultural
leadership of the province, mainly through
District Agriculturists and Horticulturists,
teachers and representatives of business
firms, we should not overlook the direct
contributions made by research. Seed
selection  and  improvement,   and   the   de-
Department of Agronomy; the study of
feeding and breeding in the Department
of Animal Husbandry; plant nutrition
and seed testing in the Department of
Horticulture; breeding and selecting and
work with fish oils in the Department of
Poultry Husbandry; all are of international importance. The contributions to
the halibut fishing industry, the paper industry and the cheese industry are outstanding from the Department of Dairying. These are contributions to industry
that assist in making possible progressive
development of the natural resources of
the province.
The service work is in some respects
quite exacting. The Faculty receives, by
letter, from five to six thousand questions
a year. Some of these can be answered
quickly, others require some study of the
literature. Many samples of milk, scores
of soil samples, and hundreds of poultry
are sent to the Faculty annually for
examination and diagnosis, as well as many
samples of various malformations, diseases,
weeds, and so forth, in which people are
interested. These samples are all examined
and  replies  given   as  quickly  as   possible.
The crowding in the Faculty occurs
mainly in the laboratories and is confined
largely to students of the Third and
Fourth Years. Student laboratories in the
various departments are today providing
for about- double the number of students
they were intended to accommodate. In
one case three times the number of students for which the laboratory was built
are being accommodated, and in two departments the laboratories are never idle,
the students being looked after by junior
assistants while the Professor continues
his regular duties.
The original seven students and those
who followed in the rapidly succeeding
years, established the tradition of unity,
co-operation, honor and scholarship that is
now the pride of the Faculty.
(15) • Dr. Temperley's incunabulum
JOHN RIDINGTON
TJNTIL recent years incunabula—books that are valuable merely on account
of their age—had to have an imprint before 1500.   The Mazarin Bible, the
first book printed from   movable   type,   was   printed   in   1455,   and   Fust and
Schoffer's Mains Psalter two years later.
Libraries at all times have had a desire to have early specimens of "the art
preservative of all arts", and many of them have gathered together collections
of representative books tracing the development from the earliest use of
movable types right down to the present day. In Canada, McGill has such a
collection, as has also our neighboring university at Seattle.
In less than four centuries all the processes of printing and publishing have
been revolutionized past belief. Type was then cast by hand, and an expert
workman could turn out between two and three thousand characters a day.
Now, Mergenthaler linotypes cast more pages of type in an hour than a century
ago an expert compositor could set lines in a day, while modern presses can run
off  in   an   hour  more   impressions   than   a
primitive hand-press could print in a year.
The subsidiary arts of bookbinding and of
illustration show similar progress, alike in
beauty and accuracy, in efficiency and
speed. Modern machinery will bind, tool,
and letter thousands of volumes in an
hour, while the marvellous developments
in photographic transmission enable a
reader, while awaiting the summons to
dinner, to see the pictorial reproduction of
incidents that occurred this morning across
the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans.
These mechanical and scientific developments seem, however, but to stimulate and
emphasize the interest taken in very old
books, and it is the ambition of every
library to possess some representative samples of early bookmaking. This desire is
so general that there has been a disposition
in recent years to extend the date of imprint for recognized incunabula. The
increasing demand for this type of book
material, together with the relatively very
small amount available, has set the present
deadline at 1525—and the probability is
that twenty or thirty years hence anything
issued in the first century of the history of
printing will be accepted as valuable on
account of its age.
Until recently the Library in the University did not own a volume with a fourteen
hundred imprint. The earliest bore the
date of 1509, and the next oldest that of
1515. Recently, however, it has received as
a gift a volume that, on the strictest interpretation, must be regarded as a genuine
incunabulum, for it bears the date 1491.
Moreover, this particular book is of great
rarity, and much prized by collectors. A
hundred and thirty years ago—in 1810 to
be exact—a copy was offered for sale in
London, and was marked in the catalogue
"Editio Rariss". Brunet, one of the earliest
and   still   one   of   the   greatest   of   bibliog
raphers, marked the book as "of very great
rarity" in his edition of 1863.
The book is Seneca's Tragedy of Hercules Furens, and is the first of the editions
of the works of that dramatist to be
printed. The date is 1491, and the printers,
Anthonius Lambillon and Marinus Sarazin,
were one of the earliest printing firms of
France. Though many copies were issued
from the Lambillon and Sarazin press at
Lyons after 1491, the printing of the particular edition bearing that date was very small.
Probably there are not half a dozen copies
in the world today. The pedigree of the
volume now owned by the University is
well established. It came into the hands of
Minor Canon Johnson after the Ford sale
of 1810, ultimately passing into the possession of the firm of David, a well-known
antiquarian English bookseller, from whom
it was bought by the donor.
The book itself is a really fine specimen
of early printing. The typography is as
sharp and brilliant as in the very best of
the incunabula. It is printed from a beautiful font of type, the text of the Tragedy
being in larger type, and surrounded by
historical, classical, and literary comment
in a smaller font. The text is beautifully
spaced, and symmetrically designed. One
can open the volume at any page, and the
typographical impression given by the
format is artistic and satisfying. The paper
is weathered to a beautiful cream, and is
not anywhere defaced by usage or water
stains. What is even more unusual, examination of the volume does not reveal a
single case in which the typography is "fat"
—an excess of ink that has run into, and
blurred the page.
The title page and the first two pages
were missing, and the hinge of one cover
weak. It was therefore forwarded to the
firm  of  Stevens  & Brown  in  London  for
(16) renovation. Too much praise cannot be
given for the way in which this has been
done. The volume was carefully collated
with the unique copy in the British Museum, and permission was received to photograph the lacking pages, which have been
bound into the book, so that it is now
actually complete.
The volume has no index. Perhaps one
was intended to be included, because the
last page has the word "Registrum" with a
note of interrogation thereafter, as though
Lambillon and Sarazin had expected one to
be supplied. The only title is Tragediae
Senecae cum Commento". The date of
imprint and other details usual in a modern
title page are put in a colophon at the end
of the book, which also has the typographical symbol of the printers—an upright
oblong, the lower two-thirds of which is a
circle, divided into quadrants with the
initials (above) "A.L.", and in the lower
half "M.S." The upright line intersecting
the upper quadrants is extended to the top
of the oblong, with a double cross.
It is of interest to note that the date of
publication—1491—was exactly three hundred years before Vancouver saw the
shores of British Columbia and Nootka
Sound.
For this interesting and valuable gift the
Library is indebted to Dr. Harold Tem-
perley of Cambridge University. Two
years ago he was a visitor on the Campus
and was brought to the Library by President Klinck. Dr. Temperley was greatly
interested in the things he saw, and had a
long and interesting discussion with the
Librarian. Before going away, Dr. Temperley said he would have pleasure in
sending along some little souvenir of a
pleasant morning, and on his return to
England a year later, forwarded the volume, suitably inscribed to "the Library of
Vancouver University". In the letter
accompanying the gift, Dr. Temperley
noted that he had presented another incunabulum to the Library of Capetown University. The date of this was 1498—the
year in which Vasco da Gama rounded the
Cape of Good Hope.
One of the difficulties of a library
established in these modern days is that
possessions which almost automatically
came to ancient institutions have now to be
bought, if they are acquired at all, and at
great prices, unless they are received as
gifts from interested friends.    There are a
hundred libraries in Europe that have
bibliographical treasures which the University of British Columbia cannot hope to
acquire. The difficulty becomes even
greater when an institution is not only
young, but poor. There are many libraries
in America that have the means to go into
the market and buy required or desired
material, ancient or modern, irrespective of
its price, but, unfortunately, this University
is not one of them. For this reason we
appreciate all the more the kindness of
friends who from time to time make gifts
as appreciated and valuable as is that
discussed in this article.
Dr. Temperley is himself one of the
most distinguished of English historical
scholars. He is University Professor of
modern history at Peterhouse College,
Cambridge. He served during the War in
the Dardanelles Expedition, and was promoted to the general staff. He is one of
the foremost authorities on the Near East,
having served as attache to Serbia, and was
the British representative on the Albanian
Frontiers Commission. With the equally
well-known Dr. Gooch, he is editor of the
British Documents on Origins of the War
(11 volumes), and a dozen other books of
authoritative research. He has been President of the International Historical Congress since 1933, and of the Historical
Manuscripts Commission since 1928. Rou-
mania conferred on him the Order of the
Crown, and Serbia that of the White
Eagle. Hungary, Roumania and Czechoslovakia have each conferred on him high
distinctions.
There are several interesting connections
between the University of British Columbia
and the great English University at Cambridge. Our first President, Dr. F. F.
Wesbrook, was a Fellow of Gonville and
Caius: Dr. Ashton, the original Head of
the Department of Modern Languages, was
likewise a Gonville and Caius man. Several
of his distinguished colleagues in Cambridge, upon hearing of the appointment of
Dr. Wesbrook to the presidency of this
University, presented to him a commemorative volume on anatomy. This was Godfrey Bidloo's Anatomia Humani Corporis,
published in Amsterdam in 1685. Included
among the ten friends of our first President who autographed the gift are the
names of Sir C. S. Sherrington, Sir Walter
Raleigh, Dr. Noel Paton, and Sir Willia-
Osier.
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(17) annual antic hey hey
MYRTLE BEATTY
A YE, and it was a dark and stormy
■^- night—but little effect did the
snow and ice have on the size and
spirits of the record-breaking crowd
that gathered at the Commodore on
the night of Dec. 27 for the Annual
Reunion Dance. After this dance
there was no doubt left that this
Alumni get-together is the most popular affair of its kind in the winter
program of fun.
Everybody was there this year. We
saw classmates with whom we hadn't
chatted since the day we graduated,
away back when. A lot of our favorite professors were there, too, to add
to the general exchange of news and
hello's which played such an important
part in the evening's enjoyment.
During an early intermission Milt
Owen read out the Matrimonial News
for the past year. A little later Dr.
Seth Buchanan was called to the platform in his capacity of Sunday School
Superintendent to distribute the prizes
which were hanging on a huge and
beautifully decorated Christmas Tree.
With a few well-chosen words Dr.
Buchanan presented the following
prizes to good little alumni who had
brought glory to their Alma Mater by
their achievements in different realms
of endeavor: Temple Keeling won the
prize for being the most faithful husband (much to Dean Buchanan's
annoyance) ; on receiving his present
for having the largest family, Frank
Rush shouted frantically into the
microphone, "It's a lie, folks"; Sherwood Lett received a gorgeous teddy-
bear for having the most public spirit,
while John Burnett won the award for
taking the most public spirit.
After the prize-giving Al Bickell
took the floor to give some of the news
items of the day, and then started us
singing some of the old University
songs. This part of the program came
to a noisy finish with the inevitable
"We are, we are, we are the Engineers" followed by lusty "boos" from
the Artsmen.
And so, after another hour or two
of dancing, to bed. See you next year
at the Reunion Dance.
auld lang syne
ROBERT H. KING
Ti/rOTION pictures of the U. B. C.
contingent leaving for France in
1916, of the first congregation of the
University, and of the "On to Point
Grey" campaign and parade in 1922
brought back fond recollections to a
loyal audience of "Old Grads" as
annual Homecoming Theatre Night
provided a fitting climax to a day and
two nights of festivities, Oct. 29 and
30, 1937. Graduates and undergraduates alike thrilled to the splendid
exhibition of co-operative spirit shown
by the students of '22, and there were
tears welling in the eyes of some as
they recognized faces in the passing
parade of U. B. C.
There was a significant tenseness in
the silence as a transcription of the
"Varsity Time" radio dramatization of
U. B. C.'s historical highlights was
played, and graduates were young
again as they softly whistled accompaniment to the quartet singing Varsity
songs. The spirit of '22 lived again
on the campus that  Saturday night,
(18) for the transcription received a spontaneous ovation which must have
thrilled even the most prosaic sophomore of today.
Milton Owen, newly-elected president of the Alumni Association,
warmly expressed the mixed feelings
of joy and sadness with which the 400
graduates returned to their Alma
Mater for a day, and introduced three
other former A. M. S. presidents:
Sherwood Lett, John Oliver, and William Whimster.
Owen dramatically conducted the
traditional alumni roll-call, graduates
representing all classes from 1916 to
1937 standing as their year was called.
Dramatic entertainment, light in
texture, was delicately handled by
undergraduate members of the Players' Club and Musical Society, while
Dorwin Baird gave continuity to the
evening's program in his capacity as
master of ceremonies, providing a
well-organized running commentary to
the silent films.
Informal reunion dinners in the
"Caf" filled the gap for some between
the afternoon games in the new
Stadium and Theatre Night, while
others found diversion at the tea dance
in the Gym. Both English and Canadian rugby teams thrilled their audience with wins that day, the latter
gaining their second victory in four
years over a prairie team.
A student "Rugby Rally" at the
Palomar, Friday evening, was well-
patronized by alumni, who found an
opportunity there to get in the college
mood for the next day's festivities;
many of them coming over to the
dance at the conclusion of the Alumni
Association's annual banquet in Spencer's dining room that evening.
For some, the celebration did not
end with the final curtain on Saturday
night, but all who thrilled to the films
and roll-call were touched on their
homeward way with just a little of
that profound sentiment which is the
sacred privilege of "Old Grads"
throughout the world.
alumni players' club
JAMES GIBSON
A T the moment of going to press,
rehearsals are in full swing for
the Alumni Players' Club fifth annual
graduation play. To mark the centenary of the London premiere of one of
the favorite plays of last century, the
Alumni has chosen "The Lady of
Lyons" by Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton.
The production will be after the
manner of the London theatre of 1838,
and it is expected that this gentle
melodrama, played with all the sincerity which first delighted fashionable
audiences at Covent Garden, will have
an unusual dramatic appeal to graduate audiences. Principal parts will be
played by Diana Drabble, Josephine
Henning, and Elizabeth Jack; and by
Cyril Chave, Judson Kirby, William
Rose, Richard Harris and Edward
Chamberlain.
Players'  Club  alumni  have  had  a
season of unusual interest. In June,
1937, a select committee was set up to
investigate future acting possibilities,
and at a first meeting, Oct. 30, it was
determined to produce a three-act play.
On the recommendation of the play-
policy committee, and in keeping with
the theory that what was needed was
something "stark, honest, gripping,
adult, but with plenty of laughs and a
little hokum", the club went Hollywood and produced, privately in the
University Theatre, Jan. 15, the much-
publicized "Boy Meets Girl" of Samuel and Bella Spewack. Casting was
fun enough, rehearsals brought to light
much unexpected talent, (as when one
Alumnus played seven different roles
in one evening—we have it on authority he appeared in every part, male and
female, before the dress rehearsal),
and the final performance attracted a
(19) near-capacity audience to Point Grey.
Backstage observers were much
taken by the antics of the team of
Benson and Law. In their own words,
they were not writers, but hacks; but
the lately-discovered Wilmer Hag-
gerty (in undergraduate days he was
a technical member) and the veteran
and perennially youthful William Rose
set a fast pace and a lively tone for
the whole performance. The girl was
played by Dorothy McKelvie Fowler
(costumes and all); the boy by Douglas Brown (who, both in the play and
in real life was/has been a Cambridge
undergraduate). Of the other seasoned
troupers, we had a full-blown sub-
western star in Judson Kirby and a
very hard-worked, not very-hard-boiled
(i.e., Harvard '19) producer played
by David MacDonald; a tempestuous
song-writer played by Jack Emerson,
who became so violent that he invented
lines as he went along; and an anonymous young man (who actually missed
the cue for his single line at the dress
rehearsal but who had a great moment
of solitary glory the next night)
played by Arthur Lord.
Two husbands and two wives
(Richard and Ellen Harris and Cyril
and Estelle Chave) shared roles as
diverse as a sceptical doctor, a much-
maligned private secretary, a studio
officer (something less than a detective
but more than a bouncer) and a nurse.
To complete the cast, and with a
variety of talent, were Eleanor Riggs,
Marv McGeer, James Gibson, Geoffrey'Woodward and W. H. (old Q.)
Cameron.
The club was fortunate to have Mrs.
Hunter Lewis to direct, and Mrs.
F. G. C. Wood gave valuable assistance. In charge of scenery—a striking
study in apple green, black and
chromium, were Frank Pumphrey,
John F. Davidson, and an expert crew
from the Players' Club headed by
William Johnson, James Fields and
John Quigg.
Alfreda Thompson supervised the
costumes, Hazel Merten the properties,
Margaret Ecker took charge of publicity, and Secretary Marjorie Griffin
took over the front-of-the-house
duties. Lighting was under David
MacDonald and the beneficent eyes of
the University Electrician and the Fire
Chief. (If the Fire Chief laughs, by
the way, the show must be good).
The Treasurer astounded his colleagues by recruiting a force of
"undercover men" from University
Hill with utmost alacrity. On the final
night they folded programs, manned
the projection room which didn't project, shifted scenery and finally helped
to count the collection.
After the performance Mrs. Harris
graciously loaned her home for a
party. Early in the session .there had
been another party at which Mrs.
James McGeer and Miss Mary McGeer were hostesses.
Professor F. G. C. Wood is honorary president of the Players' Club
Alumni; the executive comprises Cyril
Chave, president; Douglas Brown,
vice-president; Marjorie Griffin, secretary; James Gibson, treasurer, and
Wilmer Haggerty.
THE UNIVERSITY FOREST
THE older "grads" will hardly recognize the University Forest, now that
extensive improvements have been made.
Formerly the 235-acre strip of woods
along Marine Drive was a tangled mass of
wild growth, windfalls and brush, but for
the past two years relief labour under the
Government's Forest Development Project
has been at work on silvicultural improvements in this area. Sixty to eighty men,
working for a period of from four to five
months each winter, have cleaned up the
windfalls, dead snags, and brush in the
entire    strip     immediately   along    Marine
Drive. Thirty-two acres have been planted
with approximately thirty-five thousand
Douglas fir, spruce and white pine trees.
trails have been improved and swamp
areas drained. Rustic benches have replaced the old logs where students were
wont to eat lunch on sunny days or study.
The Forest is an outdoor laboratory for
students in the Departments of Forestry,
Botany and Zoology and in time will be a
valuable demonstration to the public in the
management of a forest area for sustained
yield.
(20) new curricula in forestry
FORESTRY in British Columbia is a
comparatively recent profession but it
is expanding steadily and is requiring more
and more the services of specialists who
are thoroughly trained in various branches
of science, engineering and economics. To
prepare young men better for this growing
profession, the Forestry curriculum at
U. B. C. was revised and enlarged last year.
Graduates and other readers of the Alumni
Chronicle will be interested to know the
reasons for, and the nature of, these
changes.
When the Department of Forestry at
U. B. C. was started, and the first courses
given during the 1921-22 Session, the
demand for foresters in {he province was
mainly in connection with forest exploitation. The positions available were in timber-survey work, cruising, and the development of forest properties so that the timber
growing on rough and difficult topography
could be logged as cheaply as possible. At
this stage of development, forest engineers
were necessary and an engineering training
desirable. As a result, the Forestry curriculum, as originally formulated, was a
combination of forestry and civil engineering together with subjects in other branches
of engineering most useful to the forester
engaged in the harvesting of the forest
resource. For sixteen years no basic
changes were made in this curriculum.
• In the meantime the opportunities for
forestry graduates were expanding and
changing. Forest engineering is still an
important phase of forestry but it is not the
only field open to Forestry graduates.
More and more the attention of foresters
will be focused on the management of
forests for a sustained production of the
products upon which so large a proportion
of the people of this province depend for
a livelihood. For this large and diversified
task, experts with different types of training are required. Men are needed in silviculture, in mensuration and management,
in protection, in forest economics and
administration, and in utilization, including
not only the harvesting of the mature
timber and the development of markets for
the present products but also for the discovery of new uses for woods which are
now considered of little value. The field
is very large, and the opportunities are
increasing as new and better methods are
developed.
To meet the demands of an expanding
profession, new curricula were inaugurated
in the 193.7-38 Session. Four avenues of
approach are now open to students who
wish to enter Forestry, namely: through
broad training in any one of the curricula
in Botany, Commerce, Economics, or Engineering. In all four options, one or two
pre-technical forestry subjects are taken in
common in each pf the Second, Third and
Fourth years. Students will start some of
their forestry subjects as early as the
Second year instead of waiting until the
Fourth year, which has been the case
previously. Students from all options
merge in the final year for intensive work
in Forestry subjects only.
The new curricula have the advantage of
flexibility in that they allow the student to
select an aspect of Forestry, and a corresponding field of study, to which he is
attracted and for which he may be specially
adapted. Thus, a varied but thorough
course of studies prepares the student to
enter the widely diversified forestry activities of the province or of the continent, or
to undertake graduate work in the field of
his undergraduate preparation, or in a
specialized field of Forestry.
THIS IS CRICKET
THE first venture of U. B. C. into local
cricket competition, which is being
undertaken this summer, is one in which it
is hoped members of the Alumni Association will play a large part.
The U. B. C. Cricket Club, now an officially recognized campus unit, has entered
a team in the first division of the Mainland
League this summer, with matches starting
April 30th.
Since the constitution of the club provides for the inclusion of graduates as well
as undergraduates in such a team, the
executive are fortunate in having this
opportunity to acquaint Alumni members
with the formation of the club, and inviting
those interested in cricket to co-operate in
the scheme.
Subscription rates have been set at $5
per season, or, for members playing less
than 50 per cent of scheduled matches,
$2.50.
Members of the Alumni Association keen
to play are urged to contact any one of the
following:
Dave   Carey,   2825   S. W. Marine   Drive,
Vancouver; Kerr. 3148.
Dr.   Harry  Warren,   4634  West   Tenth,
Vancouver; Ell. 946-L.
Basil  Robinson,  3915 W.  34th,  Vancouver; Kerr. 3636-R.
(21) letters to the editor
On board the R.M.S. "Apapa",
January 9, 1938.
Dear Mr., Mrs., or Miss Editor:
Just a note to tell you in gossip that if
you can wait until the end of May I could
send you a bit of cheer about British West
Africa, which I am visiting until about
April 23.
But if you can't wait I can say now that,
after being hailed by Mr. and Mrs. David
Brock in the Piccadilly Tube Station, and
being told that Mr. and Mrs. Brit Brock
(Sc. and Arts '26) were returning to
Rhodesia today, I left for Liverpool on
January 5 and bumped into (literally) John
Farrington (Sc. '28) who is now married
to a charming lady from Natal, and is on
the same boat on his way to the Gold
Coast. He saw Hec. Munro (Arts '27) in
South Africa and I saw him last Monday
in London. John F. also talked of Ear'
Gillanders and others in South Africa. I
get off at Bathurst, Gambia, where I expect
to see Ron Gratton (Arts '27) now married. I proceed later to Sierra Leone, Gold
Coast and Nigeria, and in the last-named
colony, expect to see Bill Phillips (Sc. '26).
So, once again, it is a small world for
U.B.C. folk!
On second thoughts I find I've done my
chat, so I won't bother about the economy,
etc., of B. W. Africa.
Best regards to all.
LES BROWN (Arts '28).
P.S.—My address is still Canada House,
Trafalgar Square, London S. W. 1.
(Editor's Note: The following is a letter
received from Alice Weaver Hemming
(Arts '25), which we cannot resist quoting
in its entirety, since it breathes so much of
Alice's own wit, freshness and vitality).
London, March 15, 1938.
Thank you so much for paying me the
compliment of asking me to write a London
letter. You say it is rather urgent, so, as
the "Queen Mary" sails tomorrow, I shall
rush this off by this evening's post.
The newest recruit to the U. B. C. colony
in London in my own sphere of interest is
Mrs. Laugharne (pronounced, in true English fashion, "Larn"), who was dear to us
all in the old days as Grace Smith of
Arts '25.
Grace looks very pretty with her hair
taken straight back in almost Oriental
simplicity, and her ever-active brain is as
full of ideas as ever. She and her husband
and their baby girl   (just learned to walk
and very proud of the fact) have come to
live in London from Japan.
They have settled in a maisonette (two-
storey apartment) near Kensington Gardens, and Grace is full of schemes for
promoting a knowledge of Canada in England and vice versa through University
Graduates' Chronicles, so beware. She is
actually seeing Mr. Vincent Massey, Canadian High Commissioner, next week about
her excellent scheme.
From her I learnt that Jean Davidson
(Arts '21) is here for a year as an exchange teacher and finds the whole thing
fascinating; and that Mary Harvey (Arts
'25) is secretary to the head of a business
organization here and likes it so much that
she never wants to go home.
She met Grace Laugharne in Japan some
years ago, and then made a most remarkable trip from Japan to India, which she
crossed by rail; then she took a boat up
the Persian Gulf and a motor conveyance
(I know the sort, like those wobbly old
lorries we met in Africa) over the desert
(with many Ethel M. Dell-like experiences,
I hear) to the Suez Canal, and so across
Europe to London.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Prentice (Pearl
Stewart '23) passed through London on a
business trip to France, and Suzanne Jackson is enjoying her year as exchange
teacher.
One evening Beattie McLean (Arts '28).
who is also here on exchange, and whom
we see quite often, came in with Cedric
Duncan (Arts '25), who takes his holidays
from chartered accountancy in the winter
time and travels—this time to England instead of to his beloved Tahiti.
No use telling you that Tom Brown and
his bride came to see us just after their
wedding, because they're back in Vancouver now and they can tell you about that
themselves.
Sometimes I see Sidney Risk at First
Nights. He is always full of mysterious
activity vaguely connected with the theatre.
And then there's Laurence Meredith, who
came to my Christmas Tree party and who
is a star turn for United Press here.
He would have been Santa Claus at the
party only Arthur Johnston, the Rhodes
Scholar, had done it so successfully the
year before that I hated to do him out of
his job.
Arthur wasn't so good this year, though.
When Santa Claus handed my small
daughter (not so small, aged six) her
present, she said, quite innocently: "Thank
you, Arthur". It was quite a shock, but
we pretended not to notice.
Ruth and Les Brown don't live so very
far from me and we see each other quite
often.    Ruth   (who was Ruth Fraser, '26)
(22) sometimes brings her little boy and girl to
tea with my two and we take them across
Regents Park from my house to the Zoo.
That's what we of the older generation
have come to!
Les, whom I once got in a class draw
(Arts '28, of course) is a flourishing
Assistant Trade Commissioner, and has
been sent to West Africa at the moment to
show them.
I (Alice Weaver, if you like) can't believe it myself, but I have become club
woman enough to look after the hostesses
at the Canadian Women's Club here, and
that's where I see Mrs. Douglas Roe and
other oldtimers in London.
The said Club gave a whale of a Coronation Tea Dance last year, by the way. I
mention it because there were 1200 Canadians present, and someone had the temerity to ask if there were any left in Canada!
I have actually found myself a little
niche in Fleet Street as Girl Friday to the
Marquess of Donegall, who writes a page
every week in the Sunday Dispatch about
everybody and everything. It's a peach of
a job with plenty of free time and plenty
of "perks" (in the form of amusing first
nights, night club openings, and free meals
—also swarms of most awe-inspiring people
to rub elbows with).
But then, I'm one of those horrible people
who always gets a kick out ot everything,
so you can't trust my judgment. There
was a sailboat on the Daimation Coast last
summer, for instance, and the decorating
of my house, and the proposed trip to
Egypt. I am such a confirmed enthusiast
that you simply can't trust me.
But do let me say that from this distance
it seems to me you all have an awful cheek
to expect the ratepayers to pay more taxes
and aid you still more with a higher education that is already amazingly cheap as it is.
It seems to me that with all the initiative
the youth of British Columbia possesses it
could easily raise the extra $25 in fees if it
wanted to badly enough.
But if there is overcrowding, for goodness' sake make the entrance exams a bit
stiffer and the standard higher. You can
always do with it. Even the greatest
optimist will admit that in his day, no
matter when that may have been, there
were a good many of us who weren't the
finest examples of serious-minded students.
There, take that!
If you don't like any or all of this letter,
do please ditch it. In the meantime my
enthusiasm still belongs largely to U. B. C.
ALICE HEMMING.
GRADUATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
UNDER the general title "Nationalism
in the Far East", the Graduate
Historical Society of the University of
British Columbia heard papers on conditions in the Orient during the 1937-3S
season. The program, in detail, was as
follows:
"Orientals    in    British    Columbia",    Mr.
Chas. Woodsworth.
"The Evolution of the Kuomintang", Mr.
V. Hill.
"Conflict  of  National  Policies  in   Manchuria", Mr. Robt. McKenzie.
"Siam", Miss Helen Ferguson.
"The Phillipines",  Miss Rose Whelan.
"Conflict  of   Religions   as   a   Barrier  to
Indian National Unity", Miss M. Root.
"The  Decline  of  the  British   Raj",   M~
F. Hardwick.
With the exception of the first paper bv
Mr. Chas. Woodsworth, all papers were
given by members of the Society. The
Annual Banquet, held in David Spencer's
Dining Room on March 5th, was the occasion of a brilliant address by Professor
Henry F. Angus on "Canada and the
Pacific". All papers have been of exceptional interest and followed by lively discussions by the members of the society.
SOCIAL SERVICE ALUMNI CLUB
THE Social Service Alumni Club was
formed in the fall of 1934 by a group
of the Social Service graduates who wished
to continue their interest in University
affairs, especially those pertaining to their
own field. All graduates holding diplomas
in Social Service from this and other Universities were invited to join. The group
planned to study and discuss the Social
Service   course   given   at   the   University
with a view to offering suggestions as to
how it could be made more valuable. The
objects are to maintain high professional
standards in the course and to further
professional developments of the members.
In the seven years that the course has
been given, there have been seventy-one
receiving diplomas and the majority are
engaged in work in the public and private
agencies of British Columbia.
(23) TORONTO BRANCH
THE first meeting of the season took
the form of a dinner at Hunt's Bloor
and Yonge Street Restaurant on Thursday, October 28, 1937. The following
Executive was elected:
President, Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron.
Honorary President, Mrs. D. R. Michener.
Secretary-Treasurer, Emma Wilson.
Committee: Margaret Stewart, Cecilia
Long, Dr. Clare Horwood, Stuart
Keate.
Members were reminded that the
Executive will forward Alumni fees at
any time. Brief and entertaining speeches
speeches were given by Mr. J. W. Bishop
and Mr. Stuart Keate.
The next function was a tea at Haddon
Hall on Sunday, December 5. On this
occasion, Mrs. Michener extended a cordial invitation to the members of the
Alumni Association to attend a tea at
her home on Sunday, January 23.
The Association is again co-operating
with the Toronto Alumni of the Universities of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta in their annual dance which is
being held at the King Edward Hotel on
Thursday, March 10.
The year's activities will probably be
rounded off with a luncheon sometime in
April, but plans for this are merely tenta^
tive, depending on the wishes of the
Executive at the next meeting.
VICTORIA BRANCH
AT the conclusion of a second successful year the Victoria Alumni feel
that the effort to organize a Victoria
Branch of the University Alumni Association has been very worth-while. One
of the most gratifying results has been
the opportunity given Alumni to meet or
become better acquainted with other
graduates of this city. Many of the
earlier functions had been planned with
this end in view.
The first meeting in the fall of 1937
was held on October 4, and took the form
of a dinner at which Dr. Buchanan was
guest speaker. The following officers
were elected for the term 1937-38:
Honorary President, Dr. H. E. Young.
President, Mrs. Hazel Hodson.
Vice-President,  Mr. Ron  Burns.
Membership Secretary, Miss Jean
Gilley.
Recording Secretary, Miss Phoebe
Riddle.
Treasurer, Mr. Don Bell.
Executive Committee: Miss Olive Heritage, Miss Isabella Beveridge, Mr.
Harry Hickman, Dr. Allon Peebles.
A real University spirit prevailed when,
after Dr. Buchanan had spoken, all the
guests joined in community singing.
The next  meeting,  held November 26.
took us back to our University days
when we were young and a little more
foolish. After a short business meeting
the entire evening was devoted to various
games of a lighter nature. Then to cater
to a more serious mood, the guests were
subjected to a good old-fashioned spelling
bee. However, this too followed the
theme of the evening and proved to be
more entertaining than educational.
Dr. Sedgwick spoke to us January 25
on "The Problem of the University, Here
and Elsewhere".
The book reading and study groups,
planned last year, have been left until
some future time since there were not
enough interested to form a separate
group.
On March 25 a bumper meeting was
held at Victoria College, at which Milt
Owen and Ken Beckett, President and
Secretary, respectively, of the Alumni
Executive, and David Carey, President of
the Alma Mater Society for 1937-38, were
present and spoke on the overcrowding
situation at the University and on plans
for Convocation. The documentary film
was shown, and altogether the meeting
was most enthusiastic.
MONTREAL
GRADUATES in Montreal are helping
to keep the financial mechanism of
the Dominion in motion, though they
disclaim actual responsibility for the conduct of St. James Street. George Luxton
('33), winner of the Royal Bank Scholarship, wrote a brilliant thesis for his M.A.
at McGill under Stephen Leacock, and
after graduation joined the foreign investments division of the Sun Life Assurance
Company head office. Since January,
1937, he has been economist for the International Bond and Share Corporation and
looks out from the other side of Dominion
Square with as much geniality as most
economists muster. A graduate of '33 in
Commerce and '34 in Arts. Charles Duff
Wilson, looks out over another corner of
Dominion Square, to wit. from the Statistical Bureau of the Canadian Pacific
Railway Company's head offices. Duff
transferred his activities to Montreal
after an apprenticeship with the Economic Council in Victoria.
Also in Montreal we used to meet Dr.
John Stanley Allen, in his davlight hours
Registrar and head of the Physics Department of Sir George Williams College,
and after dark a power behind many of
the causes against which some parts of
the Padlock Act were directed. Having
watched him in action as a political
speaker in areas as widely separated as
Orillia, Collins Bay, Kingston and West-
mount, we can only conclude that public
opinion has only itself to blame if it
remains   uninformed   after   some   of    his
campaigns
(24) OTTAWA SPEAKS
VERNON BRANCH
IN common with other Alumni groups
the Ottawa group struggles on against
an insidious lack of spirit or interest.
Frankly, we have little reason for holding
an annual reunion and, as a result, a
miserable turn-out is the usual reward of
all hard-working executives. Why? Are
the U. B. C. Alumni without pep, pride in
their Alma Mater, or the common human
virtue of sociability? Are they a supine
bunch of mice or are they (as they used
to imagine themselves) a superior race
among men?
One reason for the apathy in Ottawa
may be our distance from the Cairn.
Varsity news comes to us only as mildly-
amusing anecdotes, gleaned from a week-
old Vancouver paper or retold by an
itinerant grad from the Coast. This difficulty is partly inevitable—but partly due
to our failure, individually, to keep in
touch with the Alumni Association.
The second reason for the spiritlessness
of the Ottawa group is undoubtedly the
lack of a common interest here. Since
we represent classes as widely apart as
Arts 19 and Science '36, very few of us
knew each other at U. B. C. (and we've
all, apparently, become so damned Eastern that we don't like to speak until
we've been introduced!)
However, this latter difficulty can be
overcome. Every U. B. C. grad is interested in listening to some of the old (i.e.,
former) professors, and we intend holding impromptu luncheons if those professors who intend to come to Ottawa
will only advise us a few days in advance.
(Profs., please note!). And we want any
active alumni who are coming through to
stop off at Ottawa and give us a
"refresher" course in Varsity spirit.
(Attention, Sherwood Lett, Bill Murphy,
John Burnett, et al!)
And for the immediate future we've got
an ideal common interest in the shape of
a pressing obligation to pay two dollars
apiece towards the Brock Memorial Fund.
Nothing binds a group like a common
task. In Ottawa there are fifty-odd
graduates—all living in luxury off the
bounty of Canada. Surely we can send in
a round hundred dollars, at least, to
Orson Banfield. (For details, consult
your Chronicle) . We're going to try to
canvass every Ottawa grad personally—
and if Orson doesn't receive a hundred
dollars by midsummer, you grads in Vancouver, Kimberley and Prince Rupert—
yes, and even in Toronto—can assume a
superiority complex. But until then, give
us credit for trying.
ROSS TOLMIE,
President, Ottawa Branch.
OFFICERS for the year 1937-38: Pres-
ident, Mr. J. F. MacLean; Vice-
President, Mr. F. Mutrie ; Secretary, Miss
Marjorie Dimock; Treasurer, Mr. Page
Robinson, (later) Mr. H. D. Pritchard.
The Vernon Branch of the U. B. C.
Alumni Association has a paid-up membership of 23, as follows: Mr. and Mrs.
J. F. MacLean, Mr. and Mrs. Fergus
Mutrie, Mrs. J. McCulIoch (Vera Sharpe),
Miss Anna Fulton, Miss Marjorie Dimock, Miss Jean Adam, Mr. and Mrs. Qrev.
Rowland (Kenna MacDonald), Mr. R. P.
Locke, Miss Annie Bowman, Miss E.
Richards, Miss Norma French, Miss Ruth
Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Leech,
Miss Elsie Mercer, Mr. H. D. Pritchard,
Dr. and Mrs. H. J. Alexander, Mr. Page
Robinson, Miss K. Robertson.
Meetings have been held throughout the
winter season. Our group again sponsored the University Extension Lectures.
We followed, with a few minor changes,
last year's plan of selling family season
tickets at $1 each for the full programme
of lectures. The response was good and
attendance at these lectures has run from
100 to 300.
We have also discussed ways and
means of assisting the Alumni Association in its long-term programme of education toward a fuller appreciation of
the part the University plays in the life
of our province.
WEST KOOTENAY BRANCH
THE West Kootenay Branch of the
U. B. C. Alumni Association held its
annual reunion at Trail, November 13,
1937. The occasion was featured by
separate banquets for the men and women
members followed by a very successful
dance, invitations to which were extended
to non-members. The women's banquet
had an attendance of 25 and the men's
banquet an attendance of 34 members.
A business meeting formed part of the
programme at each banquet. A motion
providing for the election of a President,
Secretary-Treasurer and three Executive
members by the men and a Vice-President and three Executive members by the
women, was introduced and passed at
each meeting. Election of officers for
the year 1937-38 were then held in each
instance.
Steps are being taken to strengthen
the organization and this year we are
hoping to introduce another social function in the Spring, The ladies, who are
very active in this branch of the association, held a tea for members on Saturday,
February 26.
(25) summer session
C. W. MacLACHLAN
T^HE Summer Session at U. B. C. was started in 1920 to enable teachers to
procure their First Class Certificates and thus to raise the Academic
Standards of the teaching profession in British Columbia. One of the founders
was Dr. G. G. Sedgwick, and he has since done invaluable work in developing
the Summer Session to its present position.
At the start two problems presented themselves, these being status and finance.
There were many who looked on the Summer Session as an agent for lowering
the standard of the University, and they did all in their power to thwart the
movement. This feeling of animosity towards the teachers was eliminated when
it was found that these hard-working people, who had learned the value of
money and the worth of a higher education, won very high marks in the subjects
studied, marks that far outshone the marks of the Winter Session. This is no
idle boast, for statistics in the Administration Office will prove the statement,
and authorities make this statement to the Summer Session students each year.
The next problem that had to be met was      for   the   B.A.    degree,   Summer    Session
in connection with finance. Who was to
pay for running a summer school for the
teachers? The fee levied on the students
was a little higher than that charged in
Winter Session but Summer Session has
every year shown a profit on operating
costs. This balance has been declared even
in the last three years when the policy-
has been to bring in visiting lecturers of
outstanding qualifications.
A few figures will help to trace the
growth of Summer Session. In 1926, the
number attending was 438, and from that
year to 1930 it maintained a level. In 1931
the number decreased a little, probably due
to depression difficulties. The low was
reached in 1933 when the attendance was
370 students. However, the next session
witnessed an increase to 463. In 1936 the
attendance was 562 and last session there
were 671 students enrolled. It is anticipated that there will be almost 750 in the
Summer Session of 1938.
Another interesting fact taken from this
chart is in connection with the number of
graduates attending Summer Session. In
1930 there were only 49 in attendance while
last year there were 183 enrolled. The
future of Summer Session seems to centre
around these people, many of whom have
graduated from Summer Session and who
have thus learned to appreciate their hard-
earned education. It is not too much to
anticipate the time when the University
Summer Session will be completely a
Graduates' School, where teachers may
study for their Master's and their Doctor's
degree.
In the beginning teachers were forced to
take preparatory reading courses on the
work they planned to cover in the Summer
Session. They were able to take as many
as twelve units, but this number has since
been  reduced to  six.    In order to qualify
students had to take a final examination
covering the fields in which they majored
and minored, and this proved to be a very
heavy and unfair test. This was eliminated
in 1926.
At first, the number of subjects given in
the summer was very limited, mainly
Languages and English. Mathematics was
given grudgingly and it was some time
before any Sciences were included. There
is still a very limited range in Science, but
this is gradually being widened. A popular
field in recent years has been in Psychology
because of its special application to
teaching.
The Summer Session students have had
a long fight to obtain a Master's Degree
for Summer Session work, but in the winter of 1936 the Senate decided to grant the
Master's Degree in Education. The pre
requisites are a Teacher Training Course
with certain credits in Education.
For the Summer Session of 1938 the
Senate plans to bring in several outstanding lecturers. Probably one of the most
famous will be Florence Mateer, of the
Psychological Service, Columbus, Ohio. In
a field new to Summer Session will come
William F. Redding, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools, Providence,
R. I. Mr. Redding is a lecturer at Brown
University as well.
Other visitors for the summer will be:
Psychology—Frank Davis, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles.
Mathematics — Prof. John Matheson,
Head of the Department of Mathematics.
Queen's University.
History—Chester Martin, M.A., B.Litt..
LL.D., F.R.S.C, Head of the Department
of History, University of Toronto.
Walter Langsam, B.S., A.M., Ph.D., from
Columbia.
(26) • the alumni grow up
KENNETH M. BECKETT
T^HE relentless march of time has brought us to another in the countless
collection of milestones that are forever being held up, pointed at with pride
and utilized as occasions for celebrations, temperate or otherwise. In the face
of that inexorable process, it is important to Alumni, if to no one else, to pause
and contemplate the fact that the Alumni Association has "come of age". Two
years ago the twenty-first birthday of the University was acknowledged with
due ceremony. The similar achievement of the Association should at least be
mentioned.
On May 4, 1917, a group of graduates convened at the "shacks" in Fairview
to organize an Alumni Association, and did so with despatch. The birth of this
inevitable offspring of any university is contained in a 14-word minute that is
a masterpiece of brevity: "Moved by Miss Peck and Mr. Wright that an Alumni.
Association be formed. Carried". This is probably the shortest minute on the
books of the Association. The first constitution contained nine clauses that did
not fill  one page;  the present  one has_ 18     this dance was held on March 22, 1919, in
clauses and fills four pages. The first
President was J. E. Mulhern. The first
Honorary President was, of course. Dr.
Wesbrook. The other pioneers were Miss
Laura Pim and Dr. C. A. Wright, vice-
presidents ; Merrill DesBrisay, secretary-
treasurer; Miss Shirley Clement, recording
secretary; Miss Isobel MacMillan, Miss
Grace Millar, and Sherwood Lett representing Arts '16; and Evelyn Storey (Lett),
John Mennie and Pat Fraser representing
Arts '17.
History has left its imprint indelible on
the minutes of those early years. One of
the first resolutions passed conferred active
membership "on all graduates on active
service without payment of fee". Much
consideration was given to "the kind of
work the Alumni might undertake". The
second meeting of tfie executive heard that
there were 71 active members on the rolls.
The executive favored the idea of having
an alumnus on Senate and decided to nominate one candidate to that body. This
was later raised to three and J. E. Mulhern,
Miss Pim and Miss Clement were nominated. A campaign was conducted to ensure
their election. Dances were held and the
money raised given to the University Red
Cross fund. A committee was formed "to
send parcels to the men overseas". Tea
dances were given for the graduating class.
Finances were a problem then as now.
Membership was also a cause of worry.
"Aims and objects" were the subject of
several discussions. Dramatic clubs and
"round table discussions" were promoted.
The influenza epidemic receives due
attention in the minute cancelling a "war
time banquet" at which the special guests
were to have been Dr. T. H. Boggs, Dr.
Ashton, Dr. Sedgwick and Professor
Robertson. Likewise the decision to hold
a dance in February, 1919, is qualified as
follows:   "Owing  to   the  ban   on   dancing
the G. W. V. A. Hall". The campaign to
move to Point Grey is noted in the minute
"urging all Alumni to take petitions regarding the building of the University at Point
Grey".
In 1923, the Alumni went literary at a
general meeting, as evidenced by the
minutes: "As with 'Alice in Wonderland',
the meeting then decided that 'The time has
come, the Walrus said
"To speak of many things ..."
A pencilled notation in the margin reads
"Short witty speeches were delivered on the
subjects mentioned in the lines from 'Alice
in Wonderland'." Lionel Stevenson was
commissioned to compose an Alumni song
and in due course produced a very creditable effort to the tune of "Riding Down to
Bangor". The words, lost for some years,
were rediscovered recently.
Space does not permit more than mention of those who have held the Presidency
during the past 21 years:
1917—J. E. Mulhern.
1918—Merrill DesBrisay.
1919—Sherwood Lett.
1920—John Allardyce.
1921—J. F. G. Letson.
1922—John Allardyce.
1923—Gordon Scott.
1924— Sherwood Lett.
192S—Arthur E. Lord.
1926—Jack Grant.
1927—Sherwood Lett.
1928—Lyle Atkinson.
1929—Paul N. Whitley.
1930—H. Bert Smith.
1931—William Murphv.
1932—John C. Oliver.
1933—John C. Oliver.
1934—John N. Burnett.
193S—John N. Burnett.
1936—Thomas E. H. Ellis.
1937—D. Milton Owen.
(27) Jto ifflemnriam
CHARLES LIONEL BACKLER, B.A., '35.
Killed in Spanish Civil War, January, 1938.
HERBERT J. R. BREMNER, B.A., '36.
Killed in accident at Britannia Mines, summer
of 1937.
ROLFE M. FORSYTHE, B.S.A.'32, M.S.A. '33.
Died January, 1938.
DR. WILLIAM ERNEST GRAHAM, Sc. '23.
Died at Ottawa, December 25, 1937.
MARY EMILY HANNING, B.A. '34.
Died at Tranquille, February, 1938.
REV. E. A. HENRY, member of Convocation.
Died April, 1938.
TOSHIO KAJIYAMA, B.A. '29, M.D. (Toronto).
Lieutenant-Surgeon in Japanese Army.
Killed in military service in North China,
October, 1937.
WALLACE T. MUIR, B.A. '32.
Died November, 1937.
ROBERT LEDINGHAM McLARTY, B.A., '31.
Died April 28, 1938.
JEAN REID, B.A., '37.
Died in Vancouver, August, 1937.
MRS. SIDNEY TRUST, B.A. '27.
(Nee Ida S. Porter).
Died February, 1938.
TAKAJI UYEDA, B.S.A. '33, M.S.A. '34.
Died in Japan, 1936.
(28) DR. W. E. GRAHAM
(GRADUATES will learn with re-
^"^ gret of the death on Christmas
Day, after a brief illness, of Dr.
William Ernest Graham, in charge of
the Leather Research Laboratory of
the National Research Council, Ottawa. He leaves a wife, and two
daughters aged six and two years.
Dr. Graham was born in Napinka,
Manitoba, in 1899. In his first year as
an. undergraduate he was awarded the
proficiency scholarship and this was
the beginning of a brilliant University
record. He graduated in 1923 with
the degree of B.Sc. in chemical engineering, then became instructor in the
Department of Chemistry, receiving
the degree of M.A.Sc. in 1925, having
carried out a research on the catalytic
preparation of ether from ethyl
alcohol by means of aluminium oxide.
He then continued his post-graduate
studies at the University of Toronto,
where for three years he was demonstrator in electro-chemistry in the
Department of Chemistry, during
which period he held a National Research Council Bursary. In 1928 he
received the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy for his investigations on
the relations between current voltage
and the length of carbon arcs. From
1928 to 1930 he held a fellowship at
the Mellon Institute for Industrial
Research, Pittsburgh, Pa., where he
carried out investigations on the
weighting of silk by means of metallic
salts.
In August, 1930, Dr. Graham was
appointed to the staff of the Division
of Chemistry of the National Research
Council at Ottawa, and placed in
charge of the equipping of the newly
formed Leather Research Laboratory
of the Council and the supervision of
its work.
During the past seven years he carried out a large number of investigations in the field of the technology of
leather and tanning, and was the
author of numerous memoranda, bulletins, reviews and reports on such
varied subjects as quality standards
for leather goods, the economic possibilities of Canadian raw materials, the
utilization of waste leather, chrome
leather and scrap and hide fleshings,
instructions for small-scale tanning
for rural communities, as well as
numerous reports on market conditions in the leather trades. He was
responsible for equipping the Leather
Research Laboratory.
In spite of the large amount of
consulting work handled by Dr.
Graham, he nevertheless found time
to accomplish much valuable fundamental work on the chemistry of Canadian tanning materials, particularly
spruce and hemlock bark and sumac
leaves, as well as on the physical and
chemical properties of leather, fat
liquoring, bating, antiseptics and shoe
cements.
At the time of his death the
Leather Research Laboratory of the
Council had demonstrated its usefulness to the Canadian trade and the
importance of its work was being
actively realized.
During college days "Bill" was
active in student affairs. He took a
keen interest in debates, was Vice-
President of the Literary and Scientific Department, President of the
Chemical Society and President of his
class during his last year. At the time
of his death he was Chairman of the
University of British Columbia
Alumni Group in Ottawa.
(29) u b c at oxford
JAMES GIBSON
Tj* LECTION of David Carey as
thirty-fifth Rhodes Scholar from
British Columbia suggests a review of
the Colleges of Oxford to which his
predecessors have gone. In section 28
of his will, Cecil Rhodes expressed his
desire "that the scholars holding the
scholarships shall be distributed
amongst the Colleges of the University
of Oxford and not resort in undue
numbers to one or more colleges only".
British Columbia's scholars in fact
have been spaced about among thirteen
of the foundations. Seven have gone
to St. John's, five to Queen's, and four
to Brasenose. Two of the earliest
scholars went to Exeter: Carey will
make a third, reviving this connection
after a space of 28 years. University
and Trinity also have had three, and
Balliol, Magdalen and Hertford two
each. The remaining scholars have
gone to New College, Lincoln, Corpus
Christi, and Jesus.
Of U. B. C. graduates at Oxford in
the last five years, other than Rhodes
Scholars, W. H. Q. Cameron was at
University, William Gibson at New
College, Jack Ruttan at St. John's, and
Don McTavish at Lincoln.
Of present members of the faculty,
nine have Oxford connections. Mr.
Angus and Dr. Sage were at Balliol,
Mr. Cooke and Dr. Warren at
Queen's, Mr. Soward and Mr. Gibson
at New College, Mr. Larsen at Exeter,
Mr. Brand at Jesus, and Dr. Evans at
Jesus. Two former Rhodes Scholars
from this province who are now members of the Board of Governors (Mr.
J. B. Clearihue, K.C, and Colonel
Sherwood Lett, M.C.) were at Jesus
and Trinity, respectively. Oxonians
are also represented on Senate, as
Major H. Cuthbert Holmes was at
Balliol, and Colonel H. T. Logan
began the "tradition" at St. John's
which has been happily continued.
After a year as junior research
fellow in the Montreal Neurological
Institute, William Gibson '33, went to
Oxford as departmental demonstrator
in histology. He was actually at work
at  Santander,  Spain, when hostilities
(30)
broke out in July, 1936, escaping
aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma. After
a holiday in Canada, during which he
received the degree of M.Sc. from
McGill, he returned to Oxford. He
has since done clinical work in neurophysiology in France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and all of the Scandinavian countries. Last summer on a
grant from the Christopher Welch
trustees, he made a survey in Russia
of clinical treatment in nervous diseases. His thesis on "Degeneration
and Regeneration in the Central Nervous System" has been accepted for
the D.Phil, degree at Oxford.
After two years at St. John's College, Jack Ruttan, '33, returned to Victoria where he has been practicing law.
His recent visits to the campus have
been in the number 10 sweater of the
Victoria Crimson Tide. In the celebrated Invasion game at Victoria, his
was one of the few numbers discernible by the end of hostilities.
Larry Jack, '32, Rhodes Scholar in
1933, has been in Ottawa the past year,
first on the research staff of the Bank
of Canada, and latterly with the headquarters staff of the Rowell Commission. During the academic year 1936-
1937 he filled what he called "the
settee of economics" at Olivet College,
Michigan. We hear he contemplates
a magnum opus on Canadian public
finance.
Pat McTaggart-Cowan, '33, after
leaving Corpus Christi College, Oxford, was assigned to a post at Croydon Airport for four months before
returning to Canada. Since January,
1937, he has worked for the Meteorological Service of Canada, spending
the winters in Toronto and the summers in Newfoundland forecasting
weather for the trans-Atlantic air services. One of his best stories concerns
a badminton tournament at Preston,
Ontario, where, having vanquished all
comers, he was unembarrassed to find
that every light in the building was
turned out while the cup presentation
took place. MARRIAGES
Billie Watson to George MacDonald.
Jean Macintosh to Hugh Farquhar.
Louise Kerr ('33) to George Pellatt.
Betty McKenzie ('30) to Ted Hay ('30)
in May, 1937. They are now living in
Toronto.
Helen Fairley ('33) to Art Morton (Sc.
'33).  They are living at Oliver.
Constance Baird ('37) to Leslie Barber
037).
Betty Marlatt to Bill Morrison. They
are living in Seattle.
Alice Wilson ('34) to Angus McPhee.
Beatrice Cooke (Arts '34) to Arthur K.
("Biff") McLeod (Arts '34).
Mary Gates of Seattle to John Ashby.
Lois Tourtelotte to Alex. Fisher.
Eveline Hebb to Lawrence Killam.
Dorothy Allan (Arts '33) to R. Kendall
Mercer (Arts '34).
Margaret Sanris to Charles Brazier.
Laura Mowatt  to C.  H.   Ker Cooper.
Married in Singapore.
Audrey Rolston (Arts '33) to E. L.
Hartley.
Molly Eakins (Arts '35) to R. S. ("Bob")
McDonald (Arts '34).
Audrey Robarts to George Standish
Armstrong.
John H. R. Larson to Ekje de Ridden
Janet Davidson to William Henry Pat-
more ('35).
Jeanette Dickey to Graydon Ford.
Beulah James ('34) to David Freeman
('33).
Phae Van Dusen ('35) to Mark Collins
('34).
Jean Bogardus ('35) to Howard Cleveland ('34).
Dorothy Barrow ('32) to Chris Taylor
('32). They are at present in Scotland,
where Chris is on a teaching exchange.
Dorothy McRae ('34) to Bob Osborne
033).
Gertrude Grayson to Jim Osborne.
Bea Grayson to Ed. Mclntyre.
Doris Barton ('32) to Ferrier Ross.
Lillian Scott ('33) to P. Richie Sand well.
Ruth Witbeck ('33) to Vic Rogers ('33).
Sheila McKinnon ('33) to Lloyd Smith.
Masala Cosgrave ('35) to William Ferguson. Masala spent a year in the Old
Country and worked as laboratory technician in Glasgow.
Lois Tipping to Mills Winram (Ag. '31).
Norah Holroyd to Gordon Heslip.
Sheila Mary Tisdale to Dr. John M.
Coleman.
David Brock (Arts '30) to Margaret
Coulthard.
Mary   Crouch   to   Andrew   McKellar
(Dominion     Astrophysical     Observatory,
Victoria).
Clara Bridgeman (Arts '26) to Ken
Hicks (Sc. '26).
Phyllis Leckie (Arts '34) to Gordon
Davis, who is on the staff in Geology
at U. B. C.
BIRTHS
To Mr. and Mrs. James Dunn (Arts
'30) (Eleanor Robinson, Arts '31), a son.
May, 1937.
To Mr. and Mrs. Clare Donaldson
(Mairi Dingwall) a daughter, April, 1938.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Touzeau ('28)
(Pauline Cote) a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Lex McKillop (Lucy
Ross) a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hagar, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lang of Vernon
a daughter, Margaret Ann.
To Mr. and Mrs. Duncan McLean
(Lorna Barton '26) a son, Cameron, on
March 3, 1938.
To Mrs. William Barker (Jean Cum-
mings, Nurs. '33) a son.
To George and Molly Evans (Molly
Lockhart) their second son on October
25, 1937.
To Gertrude and Allan Jones (Gertrude
Hillas) a son on October IS, 1937.
To Lorraine and Lew Clark (Lorraine
Farquhar) a daughter.
To Dr. and Mrs. Cassidy, a son.
To Mrs. T. Denny (*31) a son.
To W. C. Ozard, a son.
To F. Rendle, a son.
To Dr. and Mrs. Johnny Allardyce, a son.
To Helen and Alan Estabrook (Sc. '31)
a daughter, Gail Noreen, in Wenatchee,
Washington.
To Dr. and Mrs. Lavell Leeson (Mary
Chapman, '24) a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Dune Maxwell (Kay
Roberts, '34), a daughter.
(31) personals
Eleanor Agnew (Arts '33) is doing
secretarial work for the Vancouver
School Board.
Joseph Albo ('26) is teaching at the
Rossland High School.
George S. Allen ('33) has finished a
year of work at the University of California towards his Doctor's Degree,
specializing in plant physiology. For
three years George was Assistant and
Instructor in the U. B. C. Forestry
Department.
Mrs. Gomar Jones (Evelyn Amerton,
Nursing '29), is living in Trail, B. C.
Gordon Anderson (Sc. '33) was sent to
Scotland in the Christmas holidays on
business for C-I-L, with whom he is
employed in McMasterville, Que.
Rod Anderson (Sc. '31) is reported to
be in South America.
R. G. Anderson ('21) is Assistant Purchasing Agent for Consolidated Mining
and Smelting Company at Trail.
Syd Anderson (Sc. '27) is with the B. C.
Electric Railway Company. He put the
grads through "Alouette" at the Alumni
Ball.
Harry Andison ('34) is with the Dominion Entomological Department.
C. W. Angue (Ag. '25) is graduate
Assistant of Iowa State College Scholastic Society.
Laura Archibald ('24) is now Mrs. S.
Frame.
Kay Armstrong is back at Varsity again
this year, adding a Social Service degree
to her B.A.
Nora Armstrong (Nursing '26) is Superintendent of the North Vancouver Health
Unit.
J. E. Armstrong (Sc. '34) is at West
Hall, Knox College, Toronto, Ont.
Mr. and Mrs. John Armstrong (Sc. '34),
(Constance Crump, Arts '35), are living in
Ottawa, where John is connected with
the Mines and Resources, Geological
Survey.
James Armstrong (Sc. '37) is in the
Assay Office at Trail.
Isabella E. Arthur (Arts '33) is studying law at the University of Toronto.
Kelvin M. Arthur (Arts '34) is working
for the T. Eaton Company, Toronto.
Barbara Ashby is a stenographer and
copywriter in the Vancouver office of a
well-known  advertising company.
Amy Atherton ('32) is Librarian for
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company at Warfield.
Sally Collier Atkinson ('29), with her
two children, Ann and Peter, is now liv
ing in Potosi, Bolivia, where her husband
is a mining engineer.
Kenneth Atkinson (Comm. '32)  is  an
accountant with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell
& Co., in Vancouver.
Dr. and Mrs. H. J. Alexander are new
members of the Vernon Alumni group
this year. Dr. Alexander attended U.B.C.
before completing his medical course in
the East.
Dr. Arthur Bagnall (Arts '32) is an interne in Toronto General Hospital, having
received his M.D. in 1937.
Basil Bailey is at the University of
Wisconsin in Madison studying for his
Ph.D.
Beatrice ("Bunty") Bailey is studying
medicine at McGill University.
Barbara Baird has almost completed
two years of her nursing course at the
Montreal General Hospital.
Betty Ball is teaching at Rossland, B. C.
Helen Balloch is working in London,
England.
Bert Baratt (Sc. '31) is at Woodfibre.
Bert was married this year.
Florence Barbaree (Nurs. '35) is a district nurse at Haney, B. C.
Guy Barclay is with the B. C. Electric
at Victoria, B. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Barratt (Sc. '32)
(Jean Henderson, Arts '32) are living at
Hedley. We hope Phil doesn't fall out of
that aerial tramway some night on his
way home.
Dorothy Barrow (Arts '32 and Social
Service '33) and Chris Taylor (Arts '34)
were married last July and are now in
England for a year, where Chris is an
exchange teacher.
S. C. Barry (Ag. '23) is Assistant Chief
of Poultry Services, Ottawa.
Mrs. Rex Barnes (Hester Thompson,
Arts '29) is living in Toronto with her
husband who went to U. B. C. for two
years.    They have one daughter.
Bernice Barton ('26) is teaching French
at King George High School in Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Baynes (Sc. '32)
(Jean Cameron, Arts '32) are living in
Vancouver, where Ted is contracting with
Baynes & Horie Limited. Jean and Ted
have a little boy.
Margaret ("Ardy") Beaumont (Arts
'35) is doing secretarial work at the B. C.
Telephone Company.
Ludlow Beamish (Arts '37) is taking
Teacher's Training at U. B. C.
Norman Bell (Sc. '37) is assaying at
Trail.
(32) Alice Bell ('31) is in the Provincial
Library.
Bob Bennett (Chem. '35) is doing postgraduate work at U. B. C.
Helen Bennett (Nursing '24) is married
to Lloyd Wheeler, who is on the staff of
the University of Manitoba.
C. H. Bentall is teaching at McMaster
University, Hamilton, Ont.
Jack C. Berry ('27): These Aggies certainly cover the ground. Now at Ames
College, Iowa.
Isabel Bescoby ('32) was recently appointed Principal of the Model School in
Victoria. She will also be a member of
the teaching staff at the Teachers' Summer School in Victoria this summer.
Isabel Bews is working in the Diet
Kitchen in the Vancouver General
Hospital.
Edith Bickford is teaching at Nanaimo.
R. B. Bianco (Sc. '37) is in the assay
office at Trail.
AI Bickell (Sc. '26) is manager of Coat
Quarries Ltd. Al is mixed up in several
businesses, but still finds time to have
lots of fun. We remember him donating
the prizes at the Alumni Ball.
Mrs. P. Bird (Jessie Ewart, '32) is living in Prince Rupert where her husband
is in the Bank of Commerce.
W. H. Birmingham (Arts '33) is studying architecture in Toronto, Ont.
Dr. A. Earl Birney is a lecturer in
English at University College, University
of Toronto. He married Esther Bull
in 1937.
J. W. Bishop (Sc. '29) is Sales Engineer
for Canadian General Electric, Toronto,
Ont.   He married Mary Fraser in 1937.
Fred Bolton (Sc. '34) is an electrical
engineer with the C. G. E. in Vancouver.
Verna Bolton is a teacher in Vancouver.
Jean Boomer is a teacher at the Trail
Central School.
Ruth Bostock is doing occupational
therapy at Toronto General Hospital.
Madeleine Bowden is in the Bookkeeping Department of the B. C. Electric.
Morea Bowles is teaching at the Henry
Hudson  School in Vancouver.
Guy D. Bowden ('34) is an accountant
in Toronto.
Sadie Boyles (Arts '26) is teaching
French at King Edward High School,
Vancouver.
Nancy Brand (Ag. '35) is working for
her father, of Brand & Co.
David Brock (Arts '30) is a free-lance
journalist in London, England. On July
28, 1937, he married Margaret Coulthard
of Vancouver.
Dr. B. B. Brock (Sc. '26) and his wife
Barbara Stirling (Arts '26) spent four
months   in   England,   and   have   now   re
turned to Knana, Northern Rhodesia,
where Dr. Brock is a geologist with the
Anglo-American Corporation.
T. L. Brock (Sc. '36) is doing graduate
work in chemical engineering at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
and is married to Miss V. P. Robson,
formerly of North Vancouver.
Mrs. Leslie Brooks (Ethel Elliot, Nurs.
'32) is living in West Vancouver, where
Leslie teaches school. They have a
daughter.
Norman F. Brookes (Sc. '33) is married
and living at Sheep Creek, B. C., where he
is employed as a mining engineer at the
Reno mine.
Gordon Brown (Elec. '35) is taking a
post-graduate course at U. B. C.
Grace Thrower (Arts '34) and Edgar
Brown (Arts '31) were married in Vancouver and after a prolonged wedding
trip to the continent and England are
again living here. Edgar is a feature
writer for the Vancouver Province and
contributes articles to a number of
magazines.
Tom Brown ('32) has recently returned
from England with his bride, and is living
in Vancouver.
Zoe   Brown-Clayton   ('35)    is   among
U. B. C. graduates in London.
Agnes    King    Bruce    (Arts  '26)    has
adopted Toronto, where her husband is
General News Editor with the Canadian
Press, as her permanent home. She has
three boys, Alan, aged 6, Harry, aged 3,
and Andrew, aged 1.
Stan Bruce (Mining '36) is working at
the Kootenay Bell Gold Mines.
Dr. Bernard Bryson ('32) is interning
at the Vancouver General Hospital.
Margaret Buchanan ('36) is teaching at
the Trail High School.
Frank Buck ('20) has accepted a parish
in New Zealand.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred C. Buckland (Sc.
'36) (Helen Jackson, Arts '33) are living
in Bloedel, B. C, where Alf is engineer in
charge of logging construction.
Betty Buckland ('32) is teaching Physical Education and Biology at Magee High
School, Vancouver.
Dr. Frank C. Buckland (Sc. '31) is married to Dr. Irene Koeber, McGill University. Frank is manager of Cournor Mining Company, Perron, Quebec.
Jeanne Butorac (Arts '37) is teaching at
Trail.
Jack Cade (Arts '37) is studying law in
the office of Walsh, Bull, Housser, Tup-
per, Ray and Carroll, at Vancouver.
Dr. C. E. Cairnes (Arts '16) is in Ottawa
on the Geological Survey.
D. E. Calvert lectured at Victoria College    for   a    time.    He   graduated    from
(33 ) Osgoode Hall and is now with a firm of
lawyers in Niagara Falls.
William Cameron ('27) is Principal of
the Trail Central School.
Dr. Max A. Cameron (Arts '27) is Professor at Ontario College of Education,
Toronto, Ont. He married a graduate of
Manitoba and they have one son.
William C. Cameron (Ag. '25) is connected with the Agriculture Department
in Ottawa.
A. H. L. Campbell is in second year
Dentistry, Toronto, Ont.
Blake A. Campbell (Ag. '35) is working
in the Agricultural Marketing Division in
Ottawa.
Claude L. Campbell ('25), Vice-Principal
of Victoria High School, is this year
Director of the Night School.
Ian Campbell (Comm. '32) is with the
McMillan Export Company.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Campbell
(Comm. '32) (Mary Dooley, Arts '32) are
living in Barkerville, where Ken owns
and manages the general store and hotel.
Patricia Campbell ('35) is teaching at
Nelson, B. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Candlish (Margaret Greig, Arts '28) are now living at
Pioneer, B. C. They have one son, born
last February. Margaret is a ranking
tennis player in British Columbia.
Kenneth Caple (Ag. '26) is now Principal of Summerland High School.
Mrs. R. R. Carpenter (Margaret Sutherland, Nurs. '31) is living in Nobel, Ont.
Steve Carre (Sc. '32) is with the Northern Electric Company.
Lorna and Donna Carson, '36's twins,
are both engaged in secretarial work in
Vancouver.
Margaret Carson is also doing secretarial work in Vancouver.
Ernie Carswell (Sc. '32) is with the
Standard Oil Company at Vancouver.
Ernie is still playing a good game of
hockey.
Edna Carter teaches at the public school
at South Bank.
Dr. Neal M. Carter (Arts '24, Sc. '25) is
head of the Fisheries Experimental Station at Prince Rupert, B. C.
Eugene and Carol Cassidy ('29) with
David and Sylvia, are returning home in
April from the Orient, where Eugene has
been teaching in a secondary school. He
intends to become a professional photographer in Vancouver.
Frank Cazalet (Meek '37) is with the
B. C. E. R.
Ruth Cheeseman (Nurs. '35) is in Honolulu doing Public Health work.
Isabelle Chodat (Nurs. '35) is on the
staff of the Metropolitan Health Unit.
Muriel Christie ('33) is doing secretar
ial work in the Supervisor's department
of the Royal Bank in Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. Lew Clark (Lorraine
Farquhar, '31) live in Victoria where Lew
teaches school.    They have a daughter.
Margaret Clarke (*21) is teaching at
Agassiz High School.
Gerry Clayton (Mining '37) is with the
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company at Zeballos.
Henry Clayton (Arts '35) has a teaching fellowship in Physics, at Purdue, Ind.
Courtney Cleveland (Sc. '33} is back
East winning his Doctor's Degree in
Geology.
Catherine Clibborn (Nurs. '35) is Assistant Superintendent and Instructor of
Nurses at Medicine Hat General Hospital.
Barry S. Clifford (Ag. '23) is working at
Agriculture in Ottawa, Ont.
Maisie Clugston (Nurs. '37) is on the
staff of the Vancouver General Hospital.
Dr. and Mrs. John Coleman (Sheila M.
Tisdall) are living in Sarnia, Ontario,
where Dr. Coleman has a clinic.
Lillian Cope ('35) is teaching at Kitsilano High School in Vancouver.
Peace Cornwall (Arts '33) is a journalist
with MacLean's in Toronto, Ont.
George Cornwall (Sc. '32) is with the
Cariboo Gold Quartz, living at Wells.
George and Thelma (Mahon) have a little
girl.
Phyllis Cousens is a schoolmar'm at
Gibsons' Landing.
Daphne Covemton ('33) is with the
Foster Travel Bureau and has spent the
last four months in London.
S. S. Cowan (Sc. '33) is with the
R. C. A. F. at Trenton, Ontario.
W. L. Cornwall ('34): Rumored that
Bill has discovered another size of green
pea for the Royal City Company. Nobel
prize.
Robert Craig (Sc. '35) is at Britannia
Mines, Britannia, B. C. Bob was married
last year.
James Craster (Sc. '30) is in the Drafting Office at Trail.
Elmer Crawford (Elec. '31) is in the
electrical business in the Okanagan.
George Creighton (Sc. '32) is with the
B. C. Electric at Vancouver.
Kathleen Cumming is at present teaching in Vancouver, but is leaving this summer to make her home in Gait, Ontario.
Jack Currie (Sc. '33) is Chief Chemist
for the Bralorne Gold Mine.
James D. Curtis ('30) has been Assistant Professor of Forestry at Massachusetts State College for several years. His
address is Amherst, Mass.
Roy Daniells is head of the English
Department   of  University  of   Manitoba.
(34) Alice Daniells is teaching school in
New Westminster.
Doreen Davies (Mrs. Richard Gore-
Langton) is living at Duncan, B. C.
Eileen Davies (Nurs. '35) is working
with a travelling T. B. Clinic.
Frances Darling (Comm. '33) is with a
large lumber exporting firm in Vancouver.
Ralph Davis ('35) is living at Townsite,
Britannia Beach, B. C.
Alice Davidson is teaching at Langley
Prairie High School.
Barbara Dawson (Arts '31) is working
in the Bureau of Statistics, Ottawa.
John Deane (Elec. '34) is with the
Granby Company at Allenby.
Richard Dean (Sc. '33) is employed in
the Smoke Department at Trail.
Mrs. Vick Dehart (Mary Ross, Nurs.
'31) is living in Kelowna.
Maurice Desbrisay (Arts '29) is married
and teaching at Point Grey Junior High
School.
Mildred Dickie is on the secretarial
staff of the Vancouver Welfare Federation.
Brian W.  Dingle (Sc. '34)   is   in   the
Topographical Department, Geological
Survey, Ottawa. Brian is married and
has a daughter.
Gavin Dirom (Sc. '31) is married and
living at Premier, B. C.
May Dixon, after having worked as
bacteriologist at Vancouver General Hospital, now has a similar position in a
public health laboratory in Vancouver.
Bob Donald (Chem. '35) is reported to
be in South America.
Ken Dobson (Min. '31) is working at
Britannia Mines.
Mr. and Mrs. Clare H. Donaldson (Mairi
Dingwall, Arts '31) are living in Sidney,
Australia.
Jim Donaldson (Civil '33) is with the
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company at Great Bear Lake.
Margaret Dorset (Nurs. '29) is on the
staff of Essondale Mental Hospital.
R. Ross Douglas ('35) received the
Ranger appointment last year at Port
Neville. He has been transferred this
year to the Nelson Forest District.
Harold Doyle (Sc. '22) is Assistant
Superintendent of the Smoke Department
at Trail.
John Duncan (Sc. *28) is married and
works for the C. G. E. at Toronto.
June Duncan is teaching at Powell
River.
Charles Dunham (Sc. '31) is in charge
of Engineering work at Bloedels' Franklin
River camp. Chuck is married and has
a son.
Flight-Lieutenant   and   Mrs.   Clarence
Dunlap (Hester Cleveland, Arts '27) are
at present living in England but expect
to return to Canada next year. They
have one son, David, born last August.
Mr. and Mrs. James Dunn (Arts '30)
(Frances Robinson, Arts '31) are living in
British Guiana and have a young son.
Peter Durkin (Sc. '34) is in the Electric
Shop at Trail.
Molly Eakins (Arts '35) and Bob MacDonald (Arts '35) were married last
September and are living in New Westminster.
Margaret Ecker (Arts '37) is the University correspondent for the Vancouver
Daily Province and is also working in the
Extension Department at U. B. C.
Rosemary Edmunds is on the staff of
the Langley Prairie High School.
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Edwards (Arts '30)
are living in San Francisco, where Byron
is working for the American Canning
Company.
Dr. Alfred J.   Elliott   (Arts '32)   is  an
interne in the Toronto Western Hospital.
Robert Ellison (Sc. '33) is doing research work at the Trail Smelter.
Jack Emerson is directing his orchestra
and often heard over the air.
George Evans (Chem. '31) is married to
Molly Lockhart (Arts '31). George is
with the Imperial Oil Company at loco.
Jeckell Fairley is married to Aubin
Burridge (Arts '31). Jack is with the
Standard Oil in Vancouver.
Mary Fallis (Arts '32) is back in Vancouver. She is teaching Physical Education at the Hastings School.
Jean Fannin is on the staff of the
University Library at U. B. C.
Ben Farrar, president of the West
Kootenay branch of the U. B. C. Alumni,
has been in Trail ever since graduation,
and is now Chief Chemist of the Chemical and Fertilizer Division. In 1929 he
married Constance Ellen Slater (Arts '29)
and they have a daughter of four. Ben
announces that he has never been in jail
or otherwise disgraced his Alma Mater.
Mrs. D. K. Farris (Marian Fisher,
Nurs. '23) has returned from China where
her husband is a missionary.
Louise Farris, who travelled in Europe
last summer and was presented at court,
is now at a secretarial school in Washington, D. C.
Hugh Farquhar, recently married to
Jean Mcintosh, is teaching at the Willows
School in Victoria.
Helen Ferguson ('33) is teaching Physical Education at the King George High
School in Vancouver.
Nancy Ferguson ('31) is Physical Education teacher at Central Junior High
School  and  also  superintendent  of  Folk
(35) Dancing in the Elementary schools of
Victoria.
Fred Fisher (Arts '30) is an accountant
at Ocean Falls. He is married and has a
daughter.
Jack Fisher (Arts '35) is doing postgraduate work at U. B. C.
Rena Fleming, who returned to Victoria after graduation, is now living in
Vancouver and works in the finance department of the Court House.
Peggy Hurry Follicke ('27) is now in
San Diego, where her husband is engaged
in airplane designing.
Herbert E. Fordyce-CIark (Arts '27)
is working in the Auditor General's office,
Ottawa.
Jean Fowler (Arts '31) is working in
the Toronto Public Library.
Pete Fowler (Mining '33) is with the
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company in British Guiana.
Edward Fraser (Ag. '25) is working at
the Agricultural Experimental Farm,
Ottawa.
Gladys Frost is teaching public school
at Bowen Island.
Bob French (Sc. '35) is now working at
Bowen Island.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fullerton (Althea
Banfield, '31) are living in Quesnel where
Harold teaches, and Althea is a leading
light in all the town activities.
Beth Gage ('34) is teaching at Slocan
City.
Leo Gansner ('35) is taking his final
year of Law at Vancouver.
Elizabeth Garrett is teaching at Strath-
cona Lodge, Shawnigan Lake, B. C.
Ed. Gautschi (Sc. '36) is assaying at
Trail.
Enid Gibbs (Mrs. Ralph Barnes) is living in Capetown, South Africa.
T. C. Gibbs ('30) we understand is
assaying somewhere in the Slocan.
Alan F. Gill (Arts '24) is with the
National Research Council in Ottawa.
Helen Gill (Nurs. '24) has been nursing
in New York and is now doing supervision work in Ottawa Civic Hospital.
Margaret S. Gill (Arts '19) is working
in the library of the National Research
Council, Ottawa, Ont.
Dr. Earl Gillanders is Head Geologist
at Siscoe Gold Mines, Siscoe, Quebec, and
is married to Ethel Lougheed.
H. C. Gilliland ('29) was married last
Christmas.
Norman Gold is in the Agriculture
Department at Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Reginald Gordon (Esther Naden,
Nurs. '24) has two children and is living
in Capilano.
Alice Gray (Arts '31) is Principal of the
Mount  Pleasant  Branch of Sprott  Shaw-
Schools.
Mrs. Bruce Gray (Mamie Wallace, '31)
is in Toronto where her husband, the
Rev. Bruce Gray, is associated with the
United Church of Canada, head office.
John Gardiner Gray ('34) is studying
for his Ph.D. in Geology in Minnesota.
Kenneth Graham (Arts '32) is Assistant
in the Department of Biology, University
of Toronto.
Ronald Grantham ('31) is teacher of
Social Studies in Ladysmith High School.
His essay on International Disarmament,
which was awarded the prize for Canada
in a contest conducted by the New History Society of New York, has attracted
much interest and attention.
E. E. ("Mike") Gregg (*23) is Forester
in the Management Office of the British
Columbia Forest Service in Victoria.
"Mike" was also one of the stalwart forwards on the rugby team.
Clare Greene is teaching at St. Margaret's School, Victoria, B. C, and is contemplating matrimony.
Bob Greene (Mech. '35) is with the
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company at Kimberley.
Janice Greenleys ('32) has been taking
a Social Service Course at U. B. C. during
the past year.
R. D. ("Doug") Greggor ('25) was appointed District Forester at Prince
George this year. "Doug" will be remembered as a former rugby star, and no
mean pugilist.
Herbert Henry Griffin, president of the
Classes of '31, took over a law practice at
Smithers shortly after being called to the
bar in 1934. Recently he has removed to
Vancouver, and our private investigator
reports he has lost none of the vigor of
undergraduate days.
Betty Groves (Arts '29) after several
years as a librarian in a Brooklyn library,
is now children's librarian in Portland,
Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Groves (Sc. '31) (nee
Betty Whiteside) have a home at Port
Neville (Byles and Groves Logging Company) and have two sons.
Terrance Guernsey (Sc. '32) is another
leading geologist, and the only time we
see him is when he comes from South
Rhodesia to take more U. B. C. men
down there.
Dr. H. V. Gunning (Sc. '23) is connected with the Geological Survey,
Ottawa. He recently won the Barlow
Memorial Prize for the outstanding paper
submitted during 1937 on applied or
economic geology.
H. S. Gutteridge (Ag. '25) is working at
the Agricultural Experimental Farm,
Ottawa.
(36) Gerry Gwyn (Mining '37) is doing postgraduate work in metallurgy at U. B. C.
Wilmer Haggerty (Sc. '32) and his wife,
Irene, are sailors in the summer and in
the fall Bill hunts moose and geese in the
north.
Avis Hall is doing stenographic work in
a Vancouver High School.
Bill Hall (Sc. '32) is over in Victoria.
Gordon Hall (Sc. '36), after teaching
in the Okanagan, is back at U. B. C.
Tita Hall ('35) went to London last fall
and is doing stenographic work there.
Marion Hamilton ('32) is studying
toward a Ph.D. in English at Toronto,
and is an assistant in English at Victoria
College.
Reginald P. E. Hammond ('31) fills a
dual role on the staff of Victoria High
School, where he is in charge alike of
teaching in Biology and Music Appreciation. Admirers of his performances as a
cellist are now promised further treats
from his viola, an instrument of which he
is justifiably proud.
Marion Hargreaves ('30) is with the
Correspondence School of the Department
of Education.
Louella Harper is teaching school at
Ladysmith, Vancouver Island.
J. D. Hartley ('27) is Superintendent of
the Electrolytic Zinc Department of the
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company at Trail.
Dunmail Hartness ('29) was married
recently, and is principal of Oak Bay
High School, Victoria.
Pat Harvey, who since her graduation
has spent two years in China with her
family, has returned to Vancouver after
a six months' visit in Penang, Straits
Settlements.
Charles Hayward ('32) teaches Art,
Health, and Physical Education at the
High School in Prince Rupert.
J. B. Hedley ('33) is working for the
Canadian General Electric at Toronto.
Fred Hemsworth (Sc. '32) is an enterprising young mining engineer who took
time off recently to get married.
Ena Henderson, after teaching school
for several years at Britannia, B. C, is
now in Victoria.
Isobel Henderson (Nurs. '30) is in
Hong Kong.
Jean Henderson (Arts '35) and Phil
Barratt (Sc. '32) were married in Vancouver and are living at Nickel Plate
Mine, Hedley, B. C.
Loraine Henderson (Arts '31) and Gibb
Henderson (Sc. '33) are married and living
in Vancouver.
Hugh Herbison (Arts '36) is a news
correspondent in Toronto.
Dr. Leslie E. Hewlett (Arts '27) is with
the National Research Council.
Gordon Hilker is manager of Hilker
Attractions in Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hillary ('32) (Ruth
Cuthbertson, '35) are in Toronto where
Bert is working towards his Ph.D. in
Botany.
Gordon Hislop ('24) is sampler for the
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company at Trail.
Mrs. T. R. Hobbart (Frances Lyne,
Nurs. '27) has two children and is living
in Silvertone, Oregon.
Lloyd Hobdon (Arts '37) is back at
U. B. C. taking his M.A. in French.
Fred Hobson (Arts '37) is taking
Teacher's Training at U. B. C.
Lisle Hodwell (Sc. '33) works in the
Ceramics Laboratory, National Research
Council, Ottawa.
Mrs. Hugh Hodgins (Hedwig Hillas,
Nurs. '31) is living in Victoria.
Betty Hoffmeister is assisting at the
U. B. C. Library prior to entering the
University of Washington, where she
plans to take a Librarian's course.
Dorothy Holferdahl (nee Bowes, Arts
'21) is living in Ottawa.
George Holland (Arts '33) is at the
Government Station at Kamloops, working at Entomology. We wonder if he still
plays the accordion.
Mavis Holloway ('31) is teaching at the
Trail High School.
Dr. and Mrs. Terence C. Holmes (Sc.
'32) (Irene Ramage, Arts '33) will make
their home in Siscoe, Quebec, where
Terry is Assistant Geologist. They have
a curly-headed son, Martin.
Gordon Horie is with Horie-Latimer
Construction  Company,  Ltd., Vancouver.
Ruby Horton (Arts '30) teaches at the
Coqualeetza  Indian  School,  Sardis,  B. C.
H. Clare Horwood is a Geologist for the
Ontario Department of Mines, Toronto.
Margaret Hubbs ('33) is on the staff
at St. Anthony's School, Vancouver.
Rev. Max C. Humphrey (Arts '33) is
now Assistant Priest at St. Matthias'
Church, Stoke Newington, London N. 16.
He writes: "We had an interesting reunion lunch in London recently (September, 1937). Raghbir Singh Bans of '35
was host at a lunch in the Buddhist
Mission in London to Jean McNaughton,
Ernest Southcott, Betty Wilson and myself". Max is attempting to form a
U. B. C. Alumni group in London. More
power to you, Max!
Basil Hunt ('30) is in the Research Department at Trail.
Flora ("Bessie") Hurst ('28) has returned from Moscow with her daughter,
Svetlana, and is now on the Social
Service Council in Toronto.
Mac. E. Hurst is a Geologist for the
Ontario  Department  of   Mines,  Toronto.
(37) Everett F. Hurt ('31) spent several
years at Rolla, where he was President of
the Peace River Teachers' Association.
Summer Sessions at University of
Alberta enabled him to take his Master of
Education Degree. He now teaches
Social Studies in Livingstone School at
Vancouver.
Keith Hutchinson, Commerce graduate,
is working for the Standard Oil Company
in Vancouver.
Amy Hutcheson is at the Library
School, Toronto, Ont.
Florence Innis (Nurs. '26) is on the
staff of the Metropolitan Health Unit.
Mr. and Mrs. Roden Irving (Mary
Darnbrough, '33) left early in March for
England via the Panama. Rod plans to
study aeronautical engineering while
abroad.
Lawrence B. Jack (Arts '32) is with the
Dominion Provincial Relations Commission, Ottawa.
Wilfred R. Jack (Arts '35) is with the
National Research Council, Ottawa.
Ted Jackson (Arts '37) is in the grain
brokerage business at Winnipeg.
Fred Jakeway (Arts '32) is teaching at
Strathcona School in Vancouver.
E. D. James is working for General
Motors of Canada, Limited, Toronto.
H. T. James is making a good job of
managing the Pioneer Mines.
R. W. James is a student at the University of Toronto.
H. ("Tad") Jeffrey ('36) sold advertising for The Ubyssey, and then graduated
to J. Walter Thompson Agency, Chicago.
Just like that; it's easy!
Lyfe Jestley ('31) is in the legal department of the Consolidated Mining and
Smelting Company.
Betty Johnson ('31) is a laboratory
technician at the Kootenay Lake General
Hospital, Nelson, B. C.
Islay Johnston (Arts '23) is working in
the Agriculture Marketing Division,
Ottawa.
J. R. Johnston ('33) is with Sladen
Malartic Mines, Malartic, Quebec.
Frederick B. Johnston (Arts '27) is
working at the Agricultural Experimental
Farm, Ottawa.
Viola Johnson (Arts '31) is a librarian
in the Carnegie Library, Vancouver.
Stuart Keate is working for The Star
Weekly, Toronto.
Dorothy Keillor (Mrs. Harry Nelems)
is living in the Transvaal.
Margaret Keillor (Mrs. Sidney Bowman) is living in West Vancouver.
Eric Kelly (Arts, '30) is teaching at
John Oliver High School.
Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Keenleyside (Arts
'20),  (Katherine  Pillsbury,  Arts '20)  are
living in Ottawa. Hugh is working in the
Department of External Affairs.
Betty Kendall ('34) is in the W. K. P.
& L. Co. office at Trail.
Walter Kennedy (Sc. '35) is a flying
officer for the R. C. A. F. and at present
is in Trenton, Ont.
Louise Kerr (nee Morrison, Arts '25) is
living in Ottawa.
Ruby Kerr (Arts '28) is back teaching
school again in British Columbia after a
year of travel in Europe during which
time she visited her sister, the former
Olive Kerr of Arts '29, who is married
and living in Edinborough. Ruby is on
the staff of the Haney High School.
Kim Killam (Arts '33) is a librarian at
Toronto University.
Heather Kilpatrick (Nurs. '31) is Superintendent of Cowichan Health Centre.
Bob King is in the Assay Office at
Warfield.
Ronald Klinck is in the Drafting Office
at Trail.
June Knight is at Rossland, B. C.
Harold Knight (Sc. '34) has just gone
out to Persia for the Standard Oil Co.
Grace Knowlton (Arts '32) is leaving
about the middle of May for the Old
Country.
Doris Knox is at the Retail Credit
Grantors' Bureau, Vancouver.
Marian Kummer (Arts '31) is teaching
at Sprott-Shaw Schools.
Mary Lade ('26) is going to London on
exchange for 1938-39.
Frank Ladner (Sc. '34) is Mining Engineer for the Pioneer Mine and some day
will have his Doctor's Degree.
Muriel Laing ('30) is teaching English
at the Prince Rupert High School.
Barbara Lang ('29) is teaching at the
Slocan High School.
Dr. Cecil A. Lamb (Ag. '21) is in charge
of cereal plant breeding work for the
Ohio Agricultural Experimental Station
at Wooster. He is doing a very fine
piece of work and has charge of all the
wheat breeding experimental work for
the state. He had the very great misfortune to lose his wife on July 24, 1937.
after a long illness.
Kaye Lamb ('27, Ph.D. University of
London, 1932) is now the Provincial
Librarian and Archivist in Victoria. He
is also editing the B. C. Historical
Quarterly.
Noel Lambert is Superintendent of the
Northern  Construction  Company.
Mary Lamont ('27) is teaching at the
Trail High School.
Bill Latta (Sc. '31) is married and in
charge of field surveying for A. P. L. at
Port Alberni.
Mary Latta is doing stenographic work.
(38) W. H. ("Bill") Lea and Eddie McGuire
have decided not to be selfish and have
divided the insurance prospects in Vancouver between them. "Now . . . just
sign here!"
Phyllis   Leckie   is   now   Mrs.   Gordon
Davis. Her husband is on the staff of the
Geology Department of U. B. C.
Katharine Lee (Commerce gold medallist in '32) and Harry Gilliland (Arts '29)
were married in December. They are
living in Victoria, where the latter is on
the staff of Victoria High School.
Allan H. Le Neveu (Arts '23) is working
in the Bureau of Statistics, Ottawa.
Evelyn Lewis is working as stenographer for A. V. Lewis and part time with
Junior "G" Men.
Margaret Little (Arts '33) and Andrew
Sterling (Sc. '34) are married and living
at Premier, B. C.
Mollie Little (Arts '36) spent one year
at the Cornish School in Seattle, and is
now in London, England, studying commercial art.
John E. Liersch ('27) still unmarried, is
the owner, manager and "big shot" of his
own logging company. He is logging
Sitka spruce on contract in the Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Walter Lind (Sc. '32) is back in Ontario
with the General Electric.
Fraser Lister is teaching mathematics
at Oak Bay High School, Victoria, B. C.
Cecelia Long ('32) works for the Toronto Star Weekly.
Clifford S. Lord (Sc. '29) is working in
the Department of Mines and Resources,
Ottawa.
Art Lazenby is with the B. C. Electric
at Vancouver.
Arthur G. Larson (Sc. '27) is working
in the Department of Mines and Resources, Geological Survey, Ottawa.
Elza Lovitt is teaching at St. Margaret's School in Victoria.
Ronald H. Lowe ('32) is teaching at the
Trail High School.
Dorothea Lundell ('32) is teaching in
Revelstoke, B.C.
St. John Madeley ('33) is in the General
Office of the Consolidated Mining and
Smelting Company, Trail.
W. A. Madeley (Sc. '32) designs bridges
for  the  P. G. E. Railway.
D'Arcy Marsh ('26) already well knoWn
for his work on Sir Henry Thornton, is
giving a news commentary each week
from Ottawa, over C.B.C.
Bordon Marshall ('29) is a chemist in
Toronto, Ont.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Martin (Sc. '31)
(Dorothy Mole) are living in Vancouver,
where Ken is with the Shell Oil Company. They have a new home on Angus
Dri-yje.
Miller Mason ('33) is a law student at
Vancouver.
R. Murray Mather ('35) is still in London. Seems to have been self-appointed
as escort to the Daughters of the League
of Nations. Look for a monocle around
Vancouver in August.
Alice Mathers is with an insurance
company in Vancouver. Last year she
wrote final examinations for the three-
year course on fire and inland marine
insurance of the Insurance Institute of
America, receiving the associate degree
magna cum laude.
Kathleen Mathers is Book Editor on
the Vancouver Daily Province.
Lillian Mathers, now Mrs. Reilly Bird,
is living in Chicago where her husband is
art director of Marshall Field's. They
have a two-year-old son, Michael.
Don Matheson (Sc. '30) is General
Superintendent of the Bralorne Mines.
Helen Matthews (Mrs. Swansgaard)
has been living in Germany for the last
couple of years and is expected to return
to Vancouver this year.
Vera Mawby (Arts '31) works at the
Y. W. C. A., Vancouver.
Mrs. Mona Meagher (Mona Graham)
is teaching in Nelson.
Letha Meilicke is graduating from Margaret Eaton in Toronto.
John Melville (Sc. '21) is doing Chemical
Research in the Sulphur Plant at Trail.
John Melvin (Sc. '36) is now working
at the Big Missouri Mine.
Alan Mercer is attending Osgoode Hall
at Toronto.
Norah Willis Michener lives in Toronto,
and is married to Roland Michener,
Canadian Secretary of the Rhodes Trust,
and a barrister. They have three daughters, Joan, Diana and Wendy. Norah is
honorary president of the Toronto U.B.C.
Alumni Branch, and received her M.A. in
Aesthetics at the University of Toronto
in May, 1937.
Kay Milligan (Ag. '35) is taking the
Education Course at U. B. C.
David M. Mitchell ('35) teaches Mathematics at the Prince Rupert High
School.
E. A. Mitchell (Sc. '34) is Chemical
Supervisor in the Phosphate Plant at
Warfield.
Irene Thornton Mitchell ('33) teaches
Social Studies at the Prince Rupert High
School.
Jack D. Mitchell (Sc. '34) is with the
Construction Department of the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company at
Goldfield, Sask.
James Mitchell ('33) is married and living at Premier, B. C.
James St. G. Mitchell (Sc. '36) is assay-
(39) ing for the Consolidated Mining and
Smelting Company at Warfield.
R. F. Mitchell (Sc. '33) is doing research
work in the Sulphur Plant at Trail.
Frieda MacArthur Mols (Arts '26) now
lives in Detroit. Her husband is a motion
picture photographer, and for ten years
they lived in Los Angeles. They have two
little boys, Brian, aged 6, and Michael,
aged 3]/2, and they have just built a new
home in Detroit.
Ralph Moore has a Ph.D. and a position
at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ralph now has a wife, too.
Harold P. J. Moorhead (Sc.'33) is with
the Ontario Paper Company, Baie
Corneau, Quebec.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Moffatt (Ag. '28)
(Victoria   Gardiner,   Arts   '28)   are   now
living in New Westminster with their
young son.
Neal G. Morley (Arts '34) is doing
graduate work in the Department of
Biology at the University of Toronto.
Wilfred Morris has given up engineering for Missionary work in foreign fields,
with his new wife.
Dr. H. Morrison ('30) is Inspector of
Schools at Prince Rupert.
R. L. Morrison ('28) is in the Drafting
Office at Trail.
Johnny Mortimer (Sc. '34) is now in
Peru in the capacity of a mining engineer.
Dr. Irene Mounce (Arts '18) is working
at the Agricultural Experimental Farm,
Ottawa.
William J. Mowat 037) teaches Mathematics and French at Prince Rupert.
Neil Munro ('32) is Mill Superintendent
at Kootenay Bell Gold Mines.
Audrey Munton ('34) is teaching at
Trail High School.
Murray Garden (Comm. '32) is at Kimberley and was married last year.
Isobel Macarthur (Arts '32) is office
assistant in a doctor's office in Vancouver.
Jessie McAfee works in the Vancouver
Public Library.
Weldon McAfee ("22) (Nina V. Munn
'21) is manager of the Georgetown Lumber Company, near Prince Rupert. They
have three children,
Donalda McCharles is a librarian at the
Vancouver Public Library. She returned
this fall from a trip spent in England and
on the Continent.
Betty McCIeery ('37) has been attending Normal School this past year.
Anne McClure ('33) is teaching at
Mission, B. C.
Roy Maconachie ('34) was recently appointed to the Department of Mines.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman E. McConnell
(Sc. '33)  (Sheila Tait, Arts '33) are now
at Zeballos, Vancouver Island, where
Norm is an engineer.
Ruth McCullough is on the staff of the
McGill University Library in Montreal.
Don McDiarmid is with the W. K. P. &
L. Company at Trail.
Mr. and Mrs. Fergus Mutrie of Vernon
again spent the winter at the coast, Mrs.
Mutrie remaining in Vancouver while
Fergus continued his studies at the
Cornish School of Art in Seattle.
J. E. MacDonald (Sc. '30) is with the
West Kootenay Power and Light Company at Trail.
Mary McDonald (Arts '32) is in the
office of the Royal Trust Company.
Mr. and Mrs. Meredith MacFarlane
(Nance Carter, Arts '34) are living in
Vancouver, where Med. is practicing law.
Mary McFee (Nurs. '30) is married to
Alan Walker of Shanghai.
Nelle McGaulay ('30) is teaching at
Nelson, B. C.
Laurie McHugh is in the Biology Department at U. B. C.
Neil McKellar (Comm. '32) is working
for his Master's Degree at Berkeley, Cal.
Dorthy McKenzie (Nurs. '31) is school
nurse at Kelowna.
Dr. C. Duncan MacKenzie (Ag. '29) is
working at the Agricultural Experimental
Farm, Ottawa.
Fred F. McKenzie (Ag. '21) is at the
University of Missouri, in charge of
Physiology of Reproduction in Farm Animals. Last summer, with his wife and
two boys, he took a trip by car, landing
in Oslo, driving through the Scandinavian
countries, and thence to England and
Scotland. He thus combined business
with pleasure, since at the request of the
United States Department of Agriculture,
he was investigating progress in research
work having to do with the physiology of
reproduction in European laboratories.
Helen    ("Teddy")    McKenzie   (*32)    is
teaching in Agassiz, B. C.
Margaret McKenzie ('32) is now teaching in Vancouver.
Vivian McKenzie ('36) is teaching at
Pioneer, B. C.
Patricia McKinnon ('34) teaches Home
Economics at Queen Mary and Charles
Dickens Schools in Vancouver.
J. Beattie McLean ('27) lives at one of
those impossible addresses in Sussex, on
a teaching fellowship. Life is becoming
rosier; closer to the home of bock beer.
Jean McLean ('36) is working in Social
Science. Toronto, Ont.
R.    V.    MacLean    (Arts   '36)    can    be
reached at Box 72, Bralorne, B. C, and
reports with pardonable pride that he
married Amy Isobel Burton (Victoria
College, Arts '34) on July 26, 1937.      «
(40) Dorothy McLellan ('33) is teaching at
Lillooet.
Reid McLennan ('28) practises law in
Prince Rupert.
Margaret McLeod (Arts '32), who has
taught school at Powell River for several
years, is at home in Vancouver this year
and is taking a business course.
William McMichael is Boys' Counsellor
at Central Junior High.
Mac McMorris teaches English and
Mathematics at Point Grey Junior High
School.
Larry McMullen (Sc. '34) is married
and working for Forest Survey division
at Victoria.
Frances McQuarrie (Nurs. '36) is on the
staff of the Vancouver General Hospital.
Ian C. MacQueen ('34), who is engaged
in slack disposal research for the Forest
Service, will take advanced work in
forest protection next fall at the University of California.
Constance McTavish has been working
for the past two years at the Consolidated
Smelting Company, Trail, B. C.
Isabel McTavish has been studying at
the University of Chicago during the past
year. She received a Librarian Scholarship.
Mrs. Ross Napier ('20) is gaining quite
a reputation as cataloguer at the Victoria
Public Library.
Lyman Nesbitt (Sc. '32) is working with
the Department of National Defence,
Ottawa.
M. C. Nesbitt (Sc. '30) has been doing
everything from running placer mines in
Atlin to building airports at Langley for
Baynes & Horie Ltd.
L. J. Nicholson (Sc. '34) is now a benedict. He is in the Assay Office at Trail,
and also coaches the Rossland basketball
team.
O. N eider man (Sc. '25) is in charge of
the Consolidated Mining and Smelting
Company's school for apprentices.
T. S. Nixon (Sc. '33) is with the Department of Transport at Ottawa.
Dr. G. W. Hal Norman (Sc. '26) is
working in the Department of Mines and
Resources, Geological Survey, Ottawa.
Vic Odium (Sc. '30) is away back at
Spirit Lake Gold Mines, Ontario, and
quite likely still composing poetry after
his mining day is done.
John Oliver is a past president of the
Alma Mater and still has time for
U. B. C. He has just been appointed
Registrar of the Professional Engineers'
Association of British Columbia.
Hugh Ormsby ('32) is completing his
Medical Course at Alberta University.
Jimmie Orr (Mining '36) is in Southern
California, taking a post graduate course.
Doanie Owen-Jones is back in Vancou
ver again teaching school after having
spent a year in Edinborough, Scotland, on
exchange.
Hugh Palmer is working in a lawyer's
office in Vancouver.
Margaret Palmer ('35) has spent the
last year on the continent doing a quantity
of interesting things such as wood carving, studying aeronautical engineering, etc.
Grace Parkinson ('33) is on the staff of
the Penticton High School.
Bill Patmore ('35) and his wife, Janet
Davidson, are pioneering at Zeballos,
where Bill is a field scout for Dr. Dol-
mage and R. H. Stewart.
K. Donald Patterson ('36) is in the
Department of Theology, Wycliffe College, Toronto, Ont.
Bea Pearce (Nurs. '24) is married to
Dr. Harry Cassidy, who is Director of
Social Welfare for the province.
Dr. Allon Peebles ('20) is at present in
Europe in connection with the Health
Insurance Commission, of which he is
chairman.
Neil Perry ('33) is now Director of the
Bureau of Economics and Statistics.
Robert Thorpe ('29), and William Veitch
('37) are with the same Bureau.
Sidney Pettit ('33) is History Assistant
at Victoria College.
Al Pike (Sc. '33) lives at Wells, where
he runs a small mine.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Pike (Sc. '30) (Pat
Newlands, Arts '31) are living in Ontario,
where Jim is manager of the Tombill
Mine.   They have a little girl.
Mr. and Mrs. Rod Pilkington (Bessie
Robertson '31) are living in Vancouver.
Rod is considerably mellowed from the
fiery cynic we knew in Varsity days.
Dorothy Plaunt (nee Pound, Arts '30)
is living in Ottawa.
William Plommer ('29) is at the Trail
High School.
Mrs. Richard Dubois Phillips (Sally
Carter) is living in Victoria, and has two
children.
Margaret Powlett ('34) is working in
Winnipeg, Man.
Abner Poole is teaching French and
Latin at Magee High School.
Mildred Pollock has a secretarial position in the Psychiatric Clinic in Vancouver.
Lennie Price is taking a secretarial
course. Lennie spent last year in Sweden,
France, Germany and England, where
she attended the Coronation.
Peter Price is at Noranda, Quebec, as
Chief Geologist.
Gwen Pym ('36) has recently been
appointed provincial president for an international sorority.
W. S. S. Pye (Ag. '23) obtained a teach-
(41) ing fellowship at Iowa State College,
Ames, Iowa, where he received his Master
of Science in Dairy Husbandry.
Robert Purves ('32) is teacher of Commercial subjects and Director of Athletics
at Mount Royal College, Calgary.
Donald Purves, after a season with the
Economic Council in Victoria, is this year
on a fellowship at the Brookings Institute.
Ned Pratt is studying architecture in
Toronto, as is also Bill Birmingham.
Tiny Rader (Sc. '34) is an electrical
engineer for the General Electric and
still finds time to play a good game of
Canadian rugby.
Cecil Ramsden is at Nelson, B. C.
David D. Reeve (Sc. '33) is working on
construction of a new pulp mill at Smooth
Rock Falls, Ontario.
Alison Reid (Nurs. '34) is Clinical Supervisor at Vancouver General Hospital.
Helen Reid is teaching at Livingstone
School in Vancouver.
Margaret J. ("Peggy") Reid (Arts '34)
is taking Household Science at the University of Toronto.
Dorothy Rennie ('34) is teaching stenography at the Sprott-Shaw School.
David Rice (Sc. '35) is in the Assay
Office at Trail.
Dr. H. M. Anthony Rice (Sc. '23) is on
the Geological Survey, Ottawa, Ont. He
is married and has a daughter.
Albert E. ("Ab") Richards (Ag. '23) is
connected with the Marketing Division of
Agriculture, Ottawa, Ont.
Edward Richardson (Sc. '32) is married
and living at Wells, B. C.
J. Richardson ('36) is with the Canadian
General Electric, Toronto.
Aussie Richmond (Sc. '37) is General
Manager of Consolidated Gold Alluvials,
Wingdam, B. C.
R. H. Richmond (Sc. '33) is Assistant
Chemist at Port Alice, B. C.
Mrs. William Ricker (Marian Cardwell
Nurs. '31) is living at Cultus Lake.
Marie Riddell, who received her Social
Service degree from Toronto, is with a
Social Service agency in Vancouver.
Christopher Rigby (Mech. '33) is helping build battleships in England. Reported
married.
Ruby Riley (Nurs. '27) is married to
Rev. Harold Allan and living in Cumberland.
Sidney Risk is directing plays in London, England.
Bill Robbing, recently married to Margaret Ross ('30) was teaching at the
University of British Columbia Summer
School and is at present professor of
English at Wesley College, Winnipeg.
Early in the year Mr. Page Robinson,
treasurer of the Vernon Branch of U.B.C.
Alumni, was transferred from the Vernon
Branch of the Bank of Montreal to the
Nanaimo Branch. In "Robbie" we lost a
very enthusiastic member, but we hope
that the Nanaimo Alumni has discovered
him by this time.
Norman Robertson (Arts '23) is connected with the Department of External
Affairs, Ottawa, Ont.
Ruth Robertson, who graduated with
Nursing '33, after taking her previous
work at the University of Alberta, is
married to Frank Peto and living in
Ottawa. He taught Mathematics at the
U. of A., and is now engaged in research
for the Dominion Government.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rogers (Sc. '34)
(Ruth Witbeck, Arts '33) were married on
the 2nd of April and are living at Island
Falls, Sask.
Ethel Rolston (Nurs. '36) is Instructor
of Nurses at the Royal Inland Hospital,
Kamloops.
Mrs. J. Ferrier Ross (Doris Barton,
Nurs. '35) is living in Vancouver.
Phil Rossiter (Sc. '32) with wife Olive,
is living at Britannia, where Phil is doing
electrical engineering work. They have
two little girls.
Nan Rowbottom (Arts '31) is teaching
at Nanaimo.
Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Sanderson (Eleanor Everall) are living on James Island,
B. C.   They have a baby boy.
Lois Sanderson is teaching in Vancouver.
Marion Sangster ('33) is a stenographer
at the City Hall, Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. Hartley Sargent (Jean
Fisher, Arts '31) are living in Boston,
where Hartley is taking post graduate
work.
Stan Schaler, with his wife Ester, is
living in a pretty log house at Wells.
B. C, where Stan is the city engineer and
chief dog catcher.
Charles D. Schultz ('31) was appointed
British Columbia Lumber Trade Commissioner to the West Indies last June.
Charlie has been doing good work in
Trinidad and probably would be taken
for a native by now.
Lillian Scott ('33) has just left the
Associated Screen News in Montreal to
marry Dick Sandwell, a U. B. C. graduate.
Marjory Scott is in London, England,
enjoying a prolonged visit.
Peggy Scott is a teacher in Vancouver.
Mrs. Mary Selby (Mary McKee '26) is
living at Warfield.
Jean Whyte Seldon is married and living in Gait, Ontario.
The   Reverend  William  James  Seiden
('31) has since graduation filled pastoral
charges at Falkland and Queen Charlotte
(42) City. From the latter retreat, signing
himself "Bishop of Q.C.I." he writes of
new projects in adult education and community recreation.
Olive Selfe (Arts '31) divides her time
between punching a typewriter and
climbing mountains.
Jack Shannon is manager of the Diana
Mine, Manitoba. He is married and has
a littie daughter.
Dorothy Sharpe (Nurs. '35) has just
returned from a trip to England and we
hear that she is planning to be married
this fall.
Henry Shaw (Ag. '33) was home for a
holiday at Christmas, but is back at
Shanghai now.
George Sinclair (Mining '35) is working
with Island Mountain Mines.
Herb Sladen (Sc. '34) is an Electrical
Inspector at Vancouver.
Betty Sledge ('32) is teaching in North
Saanich.
Betty Smith ('32) is teaching in North
Vancouver. Betty went to California for
Christmas.
Cyril Horace Smith (Sc. '33) is with the
Department of Mines and Resources at
Ottawa.
H. W. Smith (Sc. '35) is in the Assay
Office at Trail.
Irving Smith (Sc. '31) is the boss in
Vancouver for Laucks Laboratories.
Margaret Smith ('37) is teaching under
a Fellowship at Washington State
College.
Wilbur Smith is electrical engineer for
CJOR.
Mr. and Mrs. Nic Solly (Margaret Mos-
crop, Arts '31) are living at Summerland,
B. C. They have a son.
Victor Southey (Sc. '31) is investigating
the Cambrian Shield at Timmins, Ont.
Len Stacey is manager of the Packard
Electric Company, Vancouver, B. C.
Tim Stanley (Sc. *29) is the Foundry
Superintendent at Trail.
Dr. Donald Stedman (Sc. '22) is working on the National Research Council,
Ottawa, Ont.
Mrs. Jack Steede (Nora Higgs, Nurs.
'27) has two children and is living in West
Vancouver.
Avril Stevenson is teaching at Kilgard.
M. Ian Stevenson (Arts '27) is working
in the Auditor General's office at Ottawa.
Beatrice ("Bebe") Stewart who received
a teaching fellowship in bacteriology at
the University of California after graduating with honors from U. B. C, is married to Carl Anderson of San Francisco.
She is on the faculty of U. of C.
Fred Stewart is Engineer for the
Greater Vancouver Water Board.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stewart (Margaret Lamb) are living at Premier, B. C.
Margaret Stewart (Arts '35)  is at  St.
George's School for Child Study in Toronto, Ont.
Marjorie Stiell is at the Library School,
Toronto, Ont.
Dr. and Mrs. Clifford H. Stockwell (Sc.
'24)   (Elizabeth  Johnston,   Arts  '30)   are
living in Ottawa, Ontario, where Cliff is
on the Dominion Geological Survey.
G. G. Sullivan is assaying at the Relief
Arlington Mine, Erie, B. C.
Godfrey Sullivan (Min. '35) is Mine
Manager at Ymir Consolidated Gold
Mines.
John Sumner (Sc. '35) is assaying at
the Kootenay Belle Mine.
B. P. Sutherland ('25) is in the Research
Office at Warfield.
Andy Stirling (Mining '34) is married to
Margaret Little (Arts '33) and living at
Premier, B. C.
Elizabeth Stoddart (Nurs. '27) is Superintendent of Metropolitan Health Unit
No. 4.
Jack Streight, a budding lawyer, was
Crown Counsel at the Fall Assizes in
New Westminster.
Dr. Lyle Streight has moved from England to Canada and accepted a new post
with the Canadian Industries Limited as
Technical Advisor. He was married
last fall.
William G. Sutcliffe, Professor of Economics at Boston University since 1927,
was last July appointed as Director of
the Graduate Division of the College of
Business Administration at the same
university. He is also Associate Director
of the Boston University Bureau of Business Research. Besides his educational
work, he has written extensively in the
field of business research, and is also in
demand as a lecturer.
Margaret Sutherland (Mrs. Burton Carpenter) is living at Nobel, Ontario.
Mrs. Arthur Sutton (Kathleen Clarke,
'25) was formerly principal of the Coqual-
eetza Residential School at Sardis, B. C.
She is now living at Prince Rupert, where
her husband, Arthur Sutton ('29) is principal of the King Edward High School.
They have two children.
Lome Swannell (Sc. '31) is with Forest
Ranger Service at Kamloops.
Marion Swanson ('28) visited Vancouver recently with her husband, Albert
Whiteley, and their small son, Hugh.
They are living in Ottawa, where "Ab"
is in the Department of Labor.
Claudine Tait is in the Foster Travel
Bureau at Atlantic City.
Mrs. A. J. Taylor (Ivy Dezall, Nurs. '32)
is living in Toronto.   She has a daughter.
(43) Mr. and Mrs. Roy Temple are living at
Nelson, B. C.
C. C. ("Geh") Ternan ('24) was transferred from the Kamloops District to the
Vancouver Forest District. He is Assistant District Forester with headquarters
in Vancouver. "Geh" was the rugby
"flash" who could drop-kick a goal on the
dead run with either right or left foot.
Alfreda Thompson (Arts '28) who collaborated with Muriel Mac Kay, also of
Arts '28, in writing the two French textbooks now being used in the high schools
of this province, is at home again after a
year spent travelling on the Continent
and in England.
Edith Tisdall is married to Harley Hatfield and has two children. They are
living in Kelowna.
Winkie Tisdale ('34) is working in the
Mail Order Department of David Spencer
Limited.
Ross Tolmie (Arts '29) is working in
the Revenue Department, Income Tax
Division, Ottawa, Ont.
Frances Fowler Tomlinson was married
in July, 1937, and is now living in
Cornwall, Ont.
Ernest G. Touzeau ('28), Logging Engineer for Merrill, Ring & Wilson Company at Rock Bay, is the proud father of
a baby girl, Marie Louise, born March 9.
1938.    Mrs. Touzeau was Pauline Cote.
Angus Tregidga (Elec. '33) is in Southern California taking a post graduate
course.
Frances Tremayne, after teaching at
Strathcona Lodge School, Shawnigan
Lake, for three years, is living in Vancouver and teaching at Crofton House
School.
Merle Turnbull (Arts '37) is working at
Household Science, Toronto, Ont.
Dr. Phyllis Turner (nee Gregory, Arts
'25) is working in the Finance Department, Tariff Board, Ottawa, Ont.
Mrs. Gertrude Tulk (Gertrude Lamont
'33) is now living in Trail.
Derek Tye ('35) is teaching in Nelson.
Harry Van Aden is with the British
Columbia Telegraph, doing engineering
work.
Dr. Roy L. Vollum (Arts '20) is in the
Department of Pathology of the Medical
School of Oxford University.
Paul Vroom (Ag. '26) is connected with
the Department of Agriculture, Ottawa.
G. W. Waddington is chief engineer for
the Britannia Mining and Smelting Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Waites (Arts '32)
(Winona Straight, Arts '26) are living in
Ottawa, where Frank is connected with
insurance.
Eleanor Walker has entered the Royal
Victoria Hospital in Montreal to train as
a nurse.
Dorothy   Mary   Walker   is   now   Mrs.
Tom Easterbrook and is living in Toronto,
where her husband is on the staff of the
Toronto University.
Florence Walker (Nurs. '35) is Executive Assistant of the Vancouver General
Training School.
Eleanor Wallbridge is graduating this
year from Toronto General Hospital.
Harold Edgar Walsh (Arts 16) is connected with transport in Ottawa, Ont.
Tom Wardon (Sc. '29) is one of our
leading geologists and at present is holding down a big job in South Rhodesia.
Sam Warnock (Sc. '35) is with the
West Kootenay Power and Light Co.
Harold Watts ('20) is doing Chemical
Research work in the Acid Plant at Trail.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Webster have two
sons now. Arnold is still faithful to the
teaching profession.
Robert W. Wellwood ('35) is the
recipient of a scholarship at Duke Forest
School, North Carolina. He has leave of
absence from the Research Division of
the British Columbia Forest Service to
take advanced work in Forest Mensuration next fall.
Henry Alexander S. West (Sc. '34) is
connected with the Mines and Resources
Department, Ottawa.
Phyllis Westover is in the employ of
the Retail Credit Grantors' Bureau Ltd..
Vancouver.
Jean Wharton is a stenographer in
London, England.
Helen White (Arts '16) was in England
last summer and returned to India in
October. She was the same Helen, we
are told, in spite of the fact that she has
had her share of sickness and troubles.
Wallace Whyte ('35) is with the Marine
Division of the ^McColl-Frontenac Company at Toronto.
Dora Wilker (Nurs. '37) is Public
Health Nurse at Langford, B. C.
Dorothy Williams ('34) is teaching at
the Trail High School.
Lloyd Williams (Sc. '32) is in the Research Department at Trail.
Clare Willis (Chem. '35) is a chemist
with the Home Oil.
Idele Wilson (Arts '31) is assistant in
the Department of Economic and Political Science, Toronto, Ont.
Margaret Wilson ('32) is teaching in
Bridge River.
Margaret Wilson is living in Victoria
where she is a laboratory technician at
the Royal Jubilee Hospital.
Mrs. York Wilson (Dorothy Rogers,
Nurs. '25) is living in White Horse.
Molly Winckler travelled by freighter
to Norway and spent several months
there.
(44) Rosemary Winslow ('33) is working at
Cassidy's Limited, and is to be married
this summer.
Margaret Winter is teaching school in
Vancouver.
John Witbeck ('37) is at Peterborough,
Ontario, mechanical engineering.
B. M. Wood is working for the Dunlop
Tire and Rubber Goods Company in
Toronto.
Bruce Woodsworth (Arts '36) is working on a geological survey in South
Africa.
Kay Would ('35) is working for the
Neighborhood Workers' Association in
Toronto.
Dr. C. H. Wright ('17) is head of the
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company Development Research Department.
Howard Wright (Sc. '30) is with the
B. C. Electric and certainly settled down
suddenly with a new wife, a new home, a
new car, and even a new baby girl.
Dorothy Wylie is a laboratory technician at Vancouver General Hospital.
She spends her spare time climbing
mountains in the winter and sailing a boat
in the summer.
Richard Yerburgh ('31) teaches French
and Latin at the Prince Rupert High
School.
Fyvie Young (Nurs. '31) is Instructor
at U. B. C. under the Rockefeller Foundation for Supervision of Field Work of
Public Health Students.
Among those who have been taking
more advanced university work are:
Lewis Clarke ('32) and William Hardy
('25) each working on an M.A. from
Washington; Harry Hickman ('30) an
M.A. from the University of British Columbia ; (we expect all three will have
received their degrees before The Chronicle is published). George H. Green ('29)
has received a B.Paed. from Toronto;
Babs Hart a Ph.D.; Linda Smith is taking
a course in Social Service at the University of Chicago.
Nelson Allen is married and teaching
in Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ball (Marion
Smith, Arts '26) are living in Crawford.
N. J., and have a son and daughter.
Hank Gortshore (Arts '26) is married
and studying medicine in San Francisco.
Malcolm Hebb is finishing a year's
study in Holland and has just been appointed to the staff of Duke College in
Carolina.
Thomas Parker ('31) and ('34) has been
appointed instructor in Mathematics and
Astronomy at Hobart and William Smith
Colleges. He is at present studying for
his Ph.D. at Brown, where he is an
assistant in Astronomy.
Barbara Robertson ('30) is doing postgraduate work at McGill University.
Lionel Stevenson is an assistant professor of English at the University of
Southern California. His third book, "The
Wild Irish Girl" (a life of Lady Morgan),
was published in London in 1936. He
spent the summer of '37 in England and
Ireland collecting material for another
biography. His present address is 1225
West Santa Barbara Avenue, Los Angeles, California.
Tommy Taylor (Arts '26) with his wife
and family are at Kek Gardens, London,
on leave from the University of Toronto
for a year.
Horace West ('36) has been awarded
the William Craig Prize in New Testament History and Literature at Mc-
Master University, Ontario. He is in his
second year of the B.D. course.
Sophie W. Witter ('34) is married to
Rev. R. G. de la Haye, B.Th., and their
address is care Sudan Interior Mission,
Minna, Nigeria, West Africa. Sophie
took the three-year medical-missionary
course at the Bible Institute of Los Angeles. She and her husband are learning
the Hausa language, and with examinations coming up in June, expect to be
assigned to a mission station.
Doreen Woodford (*37) is doing postgraduate work at U. B. C., and plans to
take a course in Library work next year.
SOCIAL SERVICE GRADUATES
Kathleen Bourne ('36), Grace Cavan
('36), Estelle (Matheson) Chave, Eileen
Griffin ('31), Mary McGeer, Hope Palmer
(*34), Verna Stinson ('30), Mary Sadler
('32) and Jean Thomas ('34) are all with
the Children's Aid Society, Vancouver.
Dorothy Coombe ('27), Margaret Dick
('31), Margot Greene, Beryl Rogers ('34),
and Betty Smith ('30) are with the Fam-
il" Welfare Bureau, Vancouver.
Jean Campbell ('33) is Intermediate
Girls' Secretary, Y. W. C. A., Vancouver,
and Rhuna Osborne is a case-worker
there.
Helen Braidwood, Ewart Hetherington
and Bessie Kennedy ('31) are with the
Provincial Field Service, Vancouver.
Constance Brown ('37) is with the
Friendly Help Welfare in Victoria.
Joan Hallett ('33) recently left the Provincial Welfare Field Service, Prince
George District, and plans shortly to
marry St. John Madeley of Trail.
Isobel Harvey ('32), as head of the
Child Welfare Branch of the Provincial
Government, is Superintendent of Neglected Children.
Katherine Hockin ('32) taught for a
while at an Indian School on the West
Coast of Vancouver Island and is now-
teaching somewhere in the Maritimes.
Grace Hope ('25) is with the Brooklyn
Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y.
(45) Mrs. Thomas Lott (nee Maud Hutson,
'31) is a member of the Provincial Welfare Field Staff with headquarters at
Penticton. Her husband is employed by
the experimental farm at Summerland.
Berna Martin ('36) is with the Provincial Welfare Field Service with her headquarters at Chilliwack.
Betty Moscovich ('37) is on the staff of
the Provincial Welfare Field Service
temporarily in New Westminster.
Mrs. Mary Nicholson (nee McDonald)
('36) is with the John Howard Society of
Vancouver as head of the Women's
Division.
Frances Reynolds ('31) is Secretary of
the Social Service Exchange, Vancouver.
Barbara Robertson ('33) is taking a
course in Medical Social Work at McGill
Isobel Rutter ('37) is on the staff of
the Essondale Provincial Hospital.
Reverend Roy Stobie ('33) is a minister
at Britannia Beach.
Helen Sutherland is employed in the
Social Service of the Outpatients' Department of the Vancouver General Hospital.
Margaret Thomson ('28) is with the
Vancouver Day Nursery Association.
Winifred Wiggins is on the Social Service staff of Essondale Provincial
Hospital.
Pearl Willows ('35) is taking a kindergarten course at the United Church
School for Missionaries in Toronto.
EXCERPTS FROM A PARIS LETTER
THIS year, in Paris, a small colony
from British Columbia represents our
University. There are three of us here—
Joan Dangelzer, Elizabeth Houston and I.
Joan is staying at the Cite Universitaire in
the College Franco-Britannique, while
Elizabeth and I are living together in a
French family. Our apartment house is
built on one of the hills in the south of
Paris, and from the windows of our rooms
up on the top floor (we have an elevator
to go up in but have to walk down the
seven flights of stairs) we have a splendid
view over the city. Paris lies at our feet,
its streets humming with the continuous
passing of heavy traffic, shrill with the
calls of children and the harsh cries of
hawkers.
Through the middle of the Latin Quarter
passes the "Boul' Mich", central thoroughfare of the students. Young people throng
by, books in hand, hatless, happy, representing all the nations of the earth. At nearly
every corner are big cafes, usually filled to
capacity as the students munch "croissants",
drink coffee or beer, sip aperitifs, chat,
discuss politics, write letters or glance
casually through their class notes.
Concerts and theatres, lectures, art
galleries and museums are always ready to
receive us. The floodlighting at night of
the sculptures of the Louvre is absolutely
unforgettable. Imagine the Winged Victory, placed on high at the top of an imposing flight of stairs, now standing out white,
in sharp relief against the dark shadows of
the hall, now black, in delicate silhouette
against the soft lighting of the stairway.
The theatres are invariably interesting.
Charles Dullin, at the "Atelier", has just
finished playing, with great success, the
French translation of Ben Jonson's Volpone.
Louis Jouvet put on again recently at the
"Athenee" his masterpiece, Knock—amusing, excellently acted, with the most intriguing of scenic effects. And Paul
Valery has been giving to packed audiences
a series of lectures on Poetry.    It's curious
to hear a living poet lecturing, as professor of the College de France, on the
principles and theories of his art.
Our latest excursion outside of Paris
was a short visit to Brittany. Since the
Mardi Gras gave us a long week-end, Elizabeth and I set out for St. Malo. We went
ostensibly to pay our respects to Jacques
Cartier, but in reality to be once more close
to the sea and the rocks.
Yet, in the midst of our travels and our
amusements, we are not allowed to forget
our work. Elizabeth goes faithfully each
morning to the Ecole de Preparation for
lectures which start at 8:30. She has just
finished a course at the Institute de
Phonetique, passing the examinations most
successfully. Joan and I still carry on with
our theses. After days of research in the
far from inspiring atmosphere of the Paris
libraries, and hours of composing, we are
now looking forward to the somewhat
doubtful joys of proof-correcting and the
decided agony of the public defense of our
theses next June.        DEBORAH AISH.
POWELL RIVER
I am the paper mill. The paper mill is
almost everything. Powell River is noted
for its flowers, paper, and weather. With
a rainfall of only 35 inches per year, it is
something like Victoria for sunshine.
The graduates are chiefly concentrated
into two callings—the mill technical staff
and the teaching profession. The former
headed by H. Andrews (Sc. '22), includes
seven graduates; the latter, principalled
by J. Waugh (Arts '32), occupies ten
gowns. This does not exhaust the ranks
of the Alumni, for we find one lawyer,
one stenographer, and one mechanical
engineer, as well as several wives still
faithful to Alma Mater.
Even with all the twenty odd graduates
it remains for Science '32, in the persons
of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. LePage and Mr.
and Mrs. Ross Black, to do something
about the future graduates.
(46) FACULTY AND STAFF RESIGNATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
RESIGNATIONS:
Mr. Robert England, Director of University Extension.
Mr. E. G. Cullwick, Associate Professor
of Electrical Engineering.
Mrs. Helen Mathews Swangard, Instructor
in Bacteriology.
Dr. S. D. Lash, Instructor in Civil Engineering.
APPOINTMENTS:
A. M. Crooker, B.A. (McMaster), Ph.D.
(Toronto), Lecturer in Physics.
J. A. Irving, M.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Cambridge), Professor of Philosophy.
S. C. Morgan, B.S. (Queen's), M.Sc.
(Alberta), M.Sc. (Cal. Inst, of Tech.),
Professor in Electrical Engineering.
H. M. Mcllroy, M.Sc. (Queen's), Assistant
Professor in Mechanical Engineering.
A. B. Recknagel, Lecturer in Forestry
(Degrees not listed).
G. M. Shrum, Ph.D. (Toronto), F.R.C.S.,
Director of University Extension.
U. B. C. GRADUATES APPOINTED
TO THE FACULTY AND STAFF:
Oscar E. Anderson, Ph.D. (Cal.), Lecturer
in Physics.
Miss   Dorothy   Blakey,   Ph.D.    (London),
Assistant Professor in English.
Miss Dorothy Coombe, Lecturer in Social
Service.
Miss Helen Creelman, Lecturer in Library
Work.
James   A.   Gibson,   B.A.,   B.Litt.   (Oxon),
Lecturer in Economics.
Graham G.  Griffith,  M.F.   (Harvard),  Instructor   in   Forestry   and   Assistant   in
Botany.
Miss   Joyce   Hallamore,   Ph.D.   (Munich),
Assistant Professor of German.
J. Allen Harris, Ph.D. (Illinois), Assistant
Professor in Chemistry.
W.    O.    Richmond,    M.S.     (Pittsburgh),
Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering.
Miss Wessie Tipping, Docteur de l'Univer-
site   de   Paris,   Assistant    Professor   in
French.
Frank    Wilson,    B.Sc.    (Durham),    M.A.
(Brit. Col), Lecturer in Philosophy.
Miss Fyvie Young, Instructor in Nursing.
ASSISTANTS:
*(M.E.) H. P. Archibald; (Phys.)
Walter M. Barss; *(Eng.) Roger Bishop;
(Bact.) Miss Una Bligh; (Phys.) Morris
Bloom;   (Econ.)   C. N. Brennan;  *(Eng.)
Royce Butler; (Zoo.) W. M. Cameron;
(Chem.) Francis Cook; (Bot.) John F.
Davidson; (Geol.) E. P. Davis; *(Math.)
Bernard F. Deshaw; (Bot.) Miss Charlotte Dill;  (Econ.)  Victor L. Dryer.
(Chem.) Arthur M. Eastham; (Phys.)
W. English; (Bot.) Miss Helen M. Farley;
(Bot.) W. Gordon Fields; (Chem.) J. H.
Fisher; *(Math.) John W. S. Fleury;
(Math.) Norman S. Free; *(Eng.) Miss
Faith Grigsby; (Bact.) Howard J. Horn;
(Bot.) Miss Norah Hughes; (Research)
K. Jacob.
(Phys.) J. Kadzielawa; (Econ.) Mrs.
F. A. Lazenby; *(Econ.) David A .Lewis;
*(M.E.) Walter J. Lind; *(Math.) Miss
Elspeth Lintott; (Eng.) Miss Helen Mc-
Arran; (C.E.) H. R. McArthur; *(Phil.)
Mrs. Mabel McConnell; (Zoo.) J. L. Mc-
Hugh; (Fr.) Miss Jean Macintosh;
(Hist.) R. McKenzie; *(Eng.) Miss Jean
MacLaurin; (Bact.) Gordon B. Mathias;
(Bot.) Harold Menzies; (Bot.) John Men-
zies; (Bot.) C. Dawson Moodie; (Phys.)
George H. Mossop.
(Chem.) Herman Nemetz; (Chem.)
Thomas Niven; (Dairy) Miss Olga Oku-
litch; (E.E.) W. W. Pullinger; (Zoo.)
Daniel B. Quayle; (Math.) E. deL. Rogers;
*(Mod.) Mrs. A. Roys; (Bot.) John C.
Scholefield; (Math.) Miss Phyllis Shaw;
(Chem.) C. B. Shipton; (Eng.) Miss
Norah M. Sibley; (Math.) W. Simons;
(Chem.) Robin N. Smith; (Chem.) J. A.
Spragge; *(Math.) A. B. Staniforth.
(M.E.) Daniel W. Thomson; (Chem.)
Kenneth A. West; (Geol.) Wm. H. White;
(Bot.) W. Clarke Wilkin; (Hist.) Arthur
J. Wirick; (Dairy) Alexander J. Wood;
(Chem.) Miss Frances Wright; (Phil.)
Miss H. M. Vance.
PHYSICAL DIRECTORS:
♦(Women)    Miss   Gertrude   E.   Moore;
*(Men)  Mr. Van Vliet.
•Indicates   other   than   TJ. B. C. graduates.
LOCATION OF GRADUATES
October, 1937.
Number in:
Vancouver     2140 50.6%
Other parts of British
Columbia    1126 26.6%
Other parts of Canada.... 255 6.0%
British Isles   32 1.0%
Other parts of British
Empire    15 1.0%
United States of America 177 4.2%
Other countries  35 1.0%
Number deceased   62 1.0%
Number whose address is
unknown     367 8.6%
Total  4209 100.0%
(47) SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND BURSARIES AWARDED TO GRADUATES
&
During the year many scholarships, fellowships and bursaries have been won by graduates of the University,
include awards which have been made in The University of British Columbia.
The following list does not
In many cases these scholarships and fellowships carry with them free tuition or exemption from fees in addition to their monetary value.
Total value of scholarships, fellowships, and bursaries won by our graduates in other Universities and in Institutes since the first awards
were made in 1917,  $569,707.00.
1937
Allen, George S Bidwell Fellowship in Forestry..
Beall,  Desmond Beit Fellowship  (3 years)	
Brink, Vernon C Assistantship	
Christy, Robert F Fellowship	
Clayton,  Henry  H Fellowship	
Danielson,  Gordon C Fellowship	
Darrach,   Marvin   D Teaching  Fellowship	
Ford,  William  L  Fellowship	
Fordyce,  Reid  G National Research Council Studentship	
Fulton,   E.   Davie Rhodes Scholarship (3 years)	
Godard, Hugh P National Research Council Bursary (and additional
scholarship from Cellulose Industries)	
Goumeniouk, Gleb Research  Assistantship	
Grant, W. Leonard The Albert and Anna Howard Fellowship   (half)..
Guthrie,  Andrew Fellowship	
Hebb,  Malcolm  H Travelling   Fellowship	
Hooley,  Gilbert   ...Teaching  Fellowship	
How, Thomas G Fellowship	
Keenlyside,  William  M...Graduate Assistantship	
Kusaka,  Shuiehi Graduate  Scholarship	
Lovell,   Edwin   L Fellowship	
More, Kenneth  R ..Sterling  Scholarship	
Morris,  Gordon  B Graduate Assistantship  	
MacKenzie, Kenneth R....Fellowship	
McLeish,   Charles  W. Assistantship..
$500        Forestry University of California.
2000 a yr. Medical  Research University of London.
600        Genetics and Agricultural   Chemistry University of Wisconsin.
600 Physics University of California.
700        Physics Purdue University.
700        Physics Purdue University.
700        Biochemistry University of Toronto.
600 Chemistry Northwestern University.
750 Chemistry Cellulose  Research  Laboratories,
McGill  University.
£400 a yr Oxford University.
$600
1500
500
700
1500
1000
700
500
500
600
1400
500
600
400
McMahon,   Howard   O Teaching  Fellowship..
MacPhail,  Donald C Assistantship	
Pyle, James J Fellowship	
Salisbury,   H.   Frederick. Assistantship	
Smith,  Ronald  N  ...Fellowship	
Snow, W. Eugene Assistantship	
Thurber,  Judson  B University Fellowship	
Volkoff,  George  M Fellowship	
Walker,  Forrester Teaching Fellowship	
Walker,  Robert  D Teaching Fellowship	
Watson, Kenneth DeP Graduate Assistantship	
West, Philip M Alumni Research Foundation Fellowship..
Wilson.   Norton Fellowship -	
400
600
550
700
650
200
750
500
700
600
450
700
Chemistry Cellulose Research Laboratories.
Electrical  Engineering..University  of Wisconsin.
Classics Harvard University.
Physics Purdue University.
Physics Harvard University.
Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of
Technology.
Physics Purdue University.
History Clark University.
Physics Massachusetts Institute of
Technology.
Chemistry Cellulose Research Laboratories.
Physics Yale University.
Geology Massachusetts Institute of
Technology.
Physics University of California.
Electrical Engineering....California Institute of
Technology.
Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of
Technology.
Mechanical Engineering.California Institute of
Technology.
Chemistry Cellulose  Research  Laboratories.
Agricultural   Chemistry MacDonald College, McGill Univ.
Physics Purdue  University.
Geology California Institute of
Technology.
Geology University of Colorado.
Physics University of California.
Chemistry McGill University.
Chemistry University of California.
Geology Princeton Graduate School.
Agronomy University of Wisconsin.
Chemistry California  Institute of
Technology.

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