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gives   you:
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IN       EVERY       WALK       OF       LIFE       SINCE       1817
Volume 17, No. 1 — Spring.. 1963
Frances Tucker, BA'50
Business Manager
Gordon A. Thorn, BCom'56,
Editorial Committee
Cecil Hacker, BA'33, chairman
Inglis (Bill) Bell, BA'51, BLS(Tor.)
Mrs. T. R. Boggs, BA'29
David Brock, BA'30
Allan Fotheringham, BA'54
John L. Gray, BSA'39
F. P. Levirs, BA'26, MA'31
Eric Nicol, BA'41, MA'48
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association of the
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Business and editorial offices: 252 Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C. Authorized as second class mail by the Post
Office Department, Ottawa, and for payment of postage in
The U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle is sent free of charge to
alumni donating to Ihe annual giving programme and
U.B.C. Development Fund. Non-donors may receive the
magazine by paying a subscription of $3.00 a year.
4 Editorial
—Franklin E. Walden, BCom'38
5 The Universily
9       Undergraduate Views
—Fred Fletcher, '63
10       Quizzing the Macdonald Report
13 A First for Victoria College
14 Fabulous! University Women's Project
—As told to Mamie Moloney, BA'29,
by Frances Mussallem, BA'33
16       What Makes a Good Alumnus and Alumni Association?
—Speech by Paul S. Plant, BA'49
18 Welcome to Class of '63
19 Your Senate Elections
21 Alumni Annual Giving Report
25 Alumni Association Annual Dinner
26 Alumni Association News
30 Alumnae and Alumni
42      Alumni Association Directory
The Macdonald Report presents a comprehensive
survey of the requirements of higher education in B.C.
Its scope is impressive, its thematic development is
clear, and the logic of its conclusions irrefutable.
The vague misgivings many have had about our
failure to provide for the requirements of higher education are vague no longer.
To some who have been vitally interested in the
matter, Dr. Macdonald's proposals for bringing facilities into line with requirements will be disappointing. It is obviously not possible, however, to have
junior colleges on the doorstep of every community
in B.C. The recommended programme goes a long
way towards serving the immediate needs and provides  a pattern for future  extension.
Having had the problem clearly delineated and
the solution suggested it remains now to translate the
plan into action.
While the initial responsibility for establishing
junior colleges appears to lie with regional organizations, it is clear that the basic impetus must come
from the provincial government. This level of government has two primary duties: to accept its direct financial responsibility, and to be an advocate for the
required financial support at the federal level. Local
and regional organizations are not likely to be inspired to action unless they have the positive assurance that the provincial government will take the
initiative and give the necessary assistance. Positive
assurance cannot be interpreted as "agreement in
principle" or "sympathetic understanding." It must
take the form of a commitment to action.
Dr. Macdonald's report clearly shows that there is
no time to waste. It is inconceivable that the matter
should now be left to drift. This does not necessarily mean that the recommendations of the report can
or should be implemented in their entirety forthwith.
Indeed, the report calls for progressive stages of development and it is most unlikely that, in advancing
from stage to stage, circumstances will not change
making amendments to the original plan necessary.
Provision must be made, however, for initial implementation. It has been suggested that the plan is unrealistic in that it calls for an ultimate annual budget of $111 million; and that to meet this will require a substantial increase in employment and in
provincial revenues. Of course it will. But dealing
aggressively with the matter of higher education will
go a long way towards insuring that these increases
are realized.
It is true that the nation as a whole reaps the
benefit of a postgraduate and professional training.
This is one reason why the federal government must
be encouraged to accept a much extended responsibility in university education. But this province cannot
wait for the senior government to act. It must take
the initiative now for implementation of Dr. Macdonald's programme and, through an active and forceful campaign, insure the justified participation of the
federal government.
The British Columbia government must deal aggressively with the whole matter. A committee should
be established forthwith to study the matter in detail and to bring forward draft legislation for the
present session or a special session of the legislature in
September, 1963. When the problems forecast for 1965
arrive, the solution will then be at hand.
• ydA^AsLUjU^J
Alumni Association President. The University
The University of British Columbia's
Institute of Earth Sciences has established a permanent observing station to
measure rapid changes in the earth's
electromagnetic field.
Establishment of the station on West-
ham Island in the mouth of the south
arm of the Fraser River 25 miles south
of Vancouver was announced in the annual report of the Institute, which is
under the direction of Professor J. A.
The Institute and the Pacific Naval
Laboratory have cooperated in setting
up the station which has six complete
sets of recording equipment for measuring rapid changes in the earth's magnetic field.
Variations in the field caused by sun
spots, solar flares, and nuclear bomb explosions can be picked up on the delicate equipment, which is in operation
around the clock.
Other research in the field of geomag-
neticism is supported in the Institute by
grants from the National Research
Council of Canada, the Defence Research Board of Canada, and the American government's Office of Naval
Other geomagnetic research projects
in the past year included a combined
field operation between the Institute,
the Pacific Naval Laboratory, and the
Universities of Alberta and California,
and a detailed study of world - wide
changes  in  the  geomagnetic  field.
The Institute also continued work in
the field of isotope geophysics with special emphasis on lead isotopes. Field
work on the Athabaska Glacier in
Alberta has been continuing for several
In the past year a seismic explosion
programme was carried out in the Vancouver Island-Strait of Georgia area.
The publications of the Institute now
number more than 60 and in the past
year eight students received doctor of
philosophy degrees with specialization
in geophysics.
Dr. Hoar eats his words
Two fisheries scientists at UBC have
succeeded in maturing two varieties of
commercial salmon, pinks and chums, in
fresh water.
"I've been writing for ten years or
more that pinks and chums could not
survive indefinitely in fresh water," says
Dr. William Hoar, professor of zoology
and fisheries. "Now I have to eat my
own words."
Not only have the pink salmon completed their normal life cycle in fresh
water but half of them have spawned
and a second generation of pinks is now
on its way to maturity.
Dr. Hoar and PhD student John Mc-
Inerney began the experiment in the
fall of 1960 when pink salmon eggs were
obtained from the Skeena river system
and chum eggs from Cultus Lake.
The tiny fish, when hatched, were fed
a special diet of commercial trout food
three times a day in open pools beside
the Biological Sciences building.
The special diet and the near natural
surroundings are probably the two factors which kept the fish alive, says Dr.
Hoar. "Normally, a fish which is placed
in unnatural surroundings quickly becomes disturbed  and  refuses to eat."
There are notable differences between
the captive pink and chum salmon as
compared to those existing in the wild
state.   The   captive   pinks,   for   instance,
average a pound in weight and a foot in
length, whereas a wild pink averages
three to four pounds and usually grows
to   two   and   a   half   feet   in   length.
The same applies to the chum. Wild
chum average nine to eleven pounds and
grow to more than three feet in length.
UBC's fresh water variety to date weigh
less than a pound and are about a foot
in length. No attempt has been made
as yet to realize their full growth potential  in captivity.
The pinks, which have a very precise
two-year life cycle, were closely watched
last fall when the spawning period approached. To the scientists' surprise half
of them spawned, and Dr. Hoar hopes
the balance will do the same this coming  fall.
"In any case we have three-year-old
pinks swimming around in our tanks,"
he says, "and that means we have a
pretty rare  animal on our hands."
The chum salmon normally have a
three-year life cycle which will be completed this fall.
Dr. Hoar and Mr. Mclnerney are
more concerned with an understanding
of the biology of the species than the
possible commercial applications of their
research. They thought their rearing
methods might have some applications
in the trout farming industry. The
value to sports fishing can not be overlooked, either.
"The most important thing for us,"
says Mr. Mclnerney, "is the fact that we
can take the fish through its entire life
cycle in captivity. And that makes it an
invaluable aid to research in all fields
of fish science."
G. P. Mathur, the Indian trade commissioner in Vancouver with Dr. Macdonald
when he presented 33 books to the University on behalf of the government of India.
The books cover aspects of Indian politics, economics, philosophy, art and architecture and several books on current international relations. Giving nature a hand
Dr. John E. Bier, professor of forest
pathology at UBC, has found a way of
giving nature a helping hand in controlling  fungus   infection   in   trees.
He has developed a biological method
of controlling tree-killing fungus diseases.
Dr. Bier says his discovery holds
great promise for the B.C. forest industry, which now rejects more than
10 per cent of the timber it cuts because  of  fungus   infection.
His tree treatment is based on maintaining a natural balance between
beneficial and harmful organisms which
live   in   the  limbs  or  the   roots  of  trees.
He says certain beneficial organisms,
if present in sufficient numbers, will
keep   the   harmful   fungi   under   control.
If there aren't enough of these beneficial organisms present, harmful fungi
enter through a broken limb or crack in
Ihe bark and start to destroy the wood.
Dr. Bier developed a solution containing micro-organisms from the wood,
leaves and bark of healthy trees by
placing cuttings from healthy trees in
distilled water and leaving them there
for five days.
When tree cuttings are dipped in the
resulting solution, their resistance to
harmful fungus disease is almost complete,  he  says.
Untreated cuttings beside them are
soon covered with a thick web of the
destroying fungi.
"What we are dealing with here are
living organisms, as opposed to artificial chemical compounds," Professor
Bier says.
Chemical treatment of tree diseases
has produced inconsistent results and
has the disadvantage of destroying both
harmful   and   beneficial   organisms.
He says he hopes soon to begin extensive field trials of the solutions.
Dr. Bier's work is being supported by
grants from MacMillan Bloedel and
Powell River Ltd. and the National
Research  Council.
Fruitful Co-operation
An example of how industry and the
University campus can work together
effectively, came to light recently with
the announcement that James Ferguson,
a graduate of the University of British
Columbia has been awarded a $200 prize
for his graduating paper entitled "A
Study of the Feasibility of Marketing
Apples through Automatic Vending
In 1958, B.C. Tree Fruits Limited,
the B.C. Interior tree fruit central marketing agency, desirous of determining
the feasibility of economically marketing
apples and other fresh fruit through the
use of automatic refrigerated vending
machines in such locations as schools,
sports stadiums, etc., effected arrangements with the University of British
Columbia   whereby   a   marketing   study
could be undertaken by an interested
Over a 24-month period, Mr. Ferguson,
then working towards his degree in commerce and business administration, undertook such a study on and off the University campus, using a refrigerated vending
machine and fresh fruit and fruit juices
made available by the tree fruit industry,
without charge. Initially, arrangements
had been agreed upon whereby fresh fruit
would be supplied on a subsidized basis.
However it soon became apparent that
further assistance would be necessary,
with the result that the machine and the
fresh fruit were made available without
Thus began an interchange of information between the industry and the project,
culminating in the B.C. tree fruit industry
gaining considerable marketing information on this particular aspect of fresh
fruit sales and the student receiving considerable assistance towards his graduating thesis.
Mr. W. J. R. Green, advertising manager of B.C. Tree Fruits Limited, under
whose assistance Mr. Ferguson conducted
his study, noted, in extending congratulations to Mr. Ferguson, "that the B.C. tree
fruit industry has a history of close
liaison with the University. Indicative of
this industry-University relationship is
the granting by the British Columbia
Fruit Growers' Association of an annual
scholarship to a deserving undergraduate
in agriculture attending University of
British Columbia."
Mr. Green went on to say—"Many of
our own Okanagan students are now
attending University of British Columbia
and receiving notable success as evidenced by the announcement that Mr.
John Towgood, formerly of Oyama and
the son of Mr. Thomas Towgood, a
prominent grower and a director of B.C.
Tree Fruits, had been awarded a prize
by the Professional Marketing Research
Society of Toronto for a paper.
Administrative Appointments
two new administrative appointments
have been announced by President John
B. Macdonald.
They are Dr. William C. Gibson,
BAtBrit.Col.), MSc(McGill), DPhil
(Oxon), MD,CM(McGill), as special
assistant to the President on University
development and Donald A. McRae,
BCom '47, as assistant registrar of the
Dr. Gibson will continue to act as
director of the Kinsmen Laboratory for
Neurological Research and head of the
department of the history of medicine
and science.
His new position will be an extension
of the work he has carried on for a number of years in obtaining support from
large foundations for research and development at UBC, Dr   Macdonald said.
Mr. McRae will be responsible for
registration procedures, student record
management, and other business management aspects of the registrar's office,
according to J. E. A. Parnall, UBC's
Mr. McRae was treasurer of the Alma
Mater Society at UBC in 1946 following
service with the RCAF in World War
Donald A. McRae. BCom'47
Since graduation he has been employed as a senior field representative
for Canadian Forest Products Ltd., as
general manager for Mercedes Benz Distributors Western Ltd., and latterly as
branch manager for Canfor Building
Products, a subsidiary of Canadian Forest  Products  Ltd.
Mr. McRae has completed most of the
requirements for his master of business
administration  degree.
Chemist rejoins Faculty
one of the world's leading chemists
in the field of electronic structure of
large molecules will rejoin the department of chemistry at the University
of   British   Columbia   this   year.
He is Dr. James Ferguson, 31, a member of UBC's chemistry department in
1957 and 1958, and currently a visiting
research scientist at the Bell Telephone
Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey.
Professor C. A. McDowell, head of the
UBC chemistry department, said Dr.
Ferguson would rejoin the department
as an associate professor on July 1, 1963.
He said Dr. Ferguson had carried out
a large amount of research in the field
of chemical spectroscopy which holds
out great promise because of its bearing on fundamental studies in the transfer of electrons between energy levels
in molecules.
Dr. McDowell added that such fundamental work has application in the industrial field in the development of
semi-conductors similar to transistors,
and lasers, a device for producing intense beams of non-scatterable light,
which   are  used  in  space  research.
Dr. Ferguson was born in Sydney.
Australia, and attended the University
of Sydney where he received the degrees
of bachelor of science with first class
honours, master of soience, and doctor
of philosophy. Following graduation from the University of Sydney, Dr. Ferguson was
awarded a post-doctoral fellowship by
Canada's National Research Council for
further   work  in   Ottawa.
After teaching at UBC in 1957 and
1958 Dr. Ferguson returned to Australia
where he was a senior research officer
in the division of chemical physics of
the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization at Melbourne.
He has been at the Bell Telephone
laboratories since 1960. Dr. Ferguson is
married and  has three children.
Federal Research Grant for
professor h. v. warren of the geology department, has been awarded a
$4,100 federal research grant to continue
his studies of trace elements in soils,
rocks   and   plants.
The grant is one of 43 made by the
Department of Mines and Technical
Dean McCreary in Geneva
john f. mccreary, dean of UBC's faculty of medicine, attended the United
Nations studies on technical aid for
underdeveloped countries in Geneva
February  2  to 20.
Two thousand delegates in the largest
of United Nations meetings for such a
purpose discussed the provision of technical assistance requested by these countries. All phases of assistance toward
the well-being of these peoples were explored.
Dean McCreary's part in Canada's
delegation was concerned with education of health personnel, development of
medical research and improved nutrition.
Courses in four centres in
Continuing Medical Education
three continuing medical education
courses for B.C. doctors began in January in Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops
and Prince George.
The courses have been arranged by
the department of continuing medical
education at the University of British
Object of the programme is to provide nurses and physicians with a "continuing medical education" within their
own community in an informal conference setting.
Members of the departments of medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, and
surgery at UBC lectured at the first central region course at the Royal Inland
Hospital, Kamloops and Prince George
Regional Hospitals. The course comprises four sessions,  one  a month.
Latest developments in the treatment
of musculoskeletal disorders were the
subject at the first Victoria metropolitan continuing medical education course
for physicians in January.
Members of the department of surgery
Important Research Appointment
Dr. G. J. Parfttt
First department  head appointed
dr. gilbert john parfitt. Professor of
dentistry at the University of Alabama,
has been named the first department
head in the faculty of dentistry at UBC.
Dr. Parfitt, 53, will head the department of oral medicine in the UBC
faculty which plans to enrol its first
class of students in 1964. Oral medicine
is the study of diseases of the teeth and
Dr. S. Wah Leung, dean of the faculty of dentistry, said Dr. Parfitt's appointment was a significant one because
at UBC instruct the course of five sessions at Royal Jubilee  Hospital.
In Vancouver, the care of prematurely born infants was the subject of a
three-day course at the Vancouver General   Hospital   in   January.
Members of UBC's department of
paediatrics and the VGH department of
nursing lectured during the course
which was open to physicians and registered nurses.
Gift for Slavonic Law Books
Alfred blundell, a retired British
lawyer now living in Vancouver, has
made a donation of $1500 to the Library
of the University of British Columbia to
add to its Slavonic Studies collection.
The gift will be used to purchase
books and other research material relating to the law in the U.S.S.R. and the
oral medicine is an area of major importance to dental health.
"We feel singularly fortunate," said
Dr. Leung, "in having attracted a scientist of the calibre of Dr. Parfitt to UBC.
His research ability and clinical competence will make him a valuable member
of the faculty."
Dr. Parfitt was born in Reading,
England, and completed undergraduate
training in medicine and dentistry at
Guy's Hospital, London, England, from
1928 to 1938. He carried out postgraduate  work  in  Dublin,  Ireland.
He holds a fellowship in dental surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons
and is a licentiate of the Royal College
of Physicians. He also holds the degree of doctor of dental medicine from
the University of Alabama.
From 1935 until 1946 Dr. Parfitt was
associated with the Guy's Hospital dental school as house surgeon, demonstrator of operative dental surgery, and
registrar of the orthodontic and children's department.
In 1946 he was named director of
periodontal and preventative dentistry
at Guys Hospital dental school, and in
1949 senior lecturer and head of the
preventative dentistry department in the
Institute of Dental Surgery, British
Postgraduate Medical Federation.
In 1955 Dr. Parfitt went to the United
States where he joined the faculty of
the University of Alabama school of
He has had extensive international experience as a dental consultant and is
a member of numerous professional and
learned societies.
Dr. Parfitt's research interests are in
the causes of the breakdown of the supporting tissues of the teeth, and studies
of oral health problems in specialized
Slavonic countries of eastern Europe.
Dr. James St. Clair-Sobell, head of
UBC's Slavonic Studies department, said
the gift will inaugurate what is believed
to be the first specialized collection in
Canada on law in Slavonic countries.
"This valuable donation," he added,
"will enable the University to make an
important and wanted addition to its
already substantial Slavonic Studies collection."
Mr. Blundell, who came to Canada in
1959, is a graduate of Oxford University
where he received the degree of bachelor
of civil law and master of arts.
He has travelled widely in eastern
Europe, Africa, and Asia, and practised
law in London for many years. He has
retired from active practice to devote
himself to private study of law and jurisprudence in the communist countries
of eastern Europe. Dr. Rothstein
Our precocious Library School
UBC'S     SCHOOL     OF     LIBRARIANSHIP,     the
newest professional school in the University, has "come of age" only eighteen
months after enrolling its first class. It
has just been accredited by the American
and Canadian Library Associations and
thus joins the select group of library
schools officially recognized by the profession in both countries as fully meeting
highest standards of graduate education
in librarianship.
The accreditation of library schools is
comparable to the certification made of
other professional curricula such as
those of law, medicine and social work,
by their appropriate professional associations. It is tantamount to a "seal of approval", and libraries of high standing
will normally accept only graduates of
accredited library schools for professional employment. By virtue of its accreditation, students from the UBC
School of Librarianship thus become
eligible for placement in the best Canadian and American libraries.
Accreditation was awarded on the basis of a detailed evaluation of the
School's curriculum, students and faculty, including a visit of inspection in
November, 1962, by external examiners
from Chicago, Seattle and Regina. Several hundred institutions in North America offer programmes of library education, but UBC is only the thirty-fifth to
have gained accredited status and the
third in Canada. Since this recognition
is normally achieved only after some
years of operation, it is also a matter of
special pride that the UBC School of
Librarianship has been accredited in the
minimum   permissible   time.
Student Summer Employment
earned a total of $9,392,500 at summer
jobs in   1962,  according to statistics  re
leased by UBC's personnel and counselling bureau.
But only 17.1 per cent of the 13,505
students reported earnings of $1200 or
more. UBC officials cite $1200 as the
minimum figure for meeting all
expenses at UBC including room and
board, for one year.
If the 13,505 students who reported
summer earnings had each earned $1200
they would have amassed a grand total
of just over $16,000,000, according to
John F. McLean, director of UBC's personnel  and  counselling  bureau.
While total and average earnings per
student were generally higher in 1962
than in the previous year, Mr. McLean
notes, the number of students who did
not work at all or who earned less than
$200 adds up to about a quarter of the
total student body.
This reflects, said Mr. McLean, the
growing difficulty of students in obtaining summer employment.
Other statistics on the occupational
goals of students show that more than
25 per cent of UBC's enrolment plans a
career in teaching either at the university or public and secondary school
The number of students planning careers in architecture, dentistry, and the
armed services has increased considerably, the report says, while the number
planning to enter engineering continues
to drop.
A total of 1,763 students — about 13
per cent of UBC's enrolment — are married, and more than half of those have
children; 440 married students have one
child, 327 have two, 166 have three, and
66 report four or more.
Library Commission Grant
the university of British Columbia has
received a grant from the provincial
Public Library Commission to conduct
a study which will make recommendations about future development of public libraries in  B.C.
An initial grant of $3000 has been
made to begin the study, which will be
directed by Miss Rose Vainstein, associate professor in UBC's school of librarianship.
Miss Vainstein will visit all of B.C.'s
65 public libraries in conducting the
study, which will take 18 months to complete.
Dr. Samuel Rothstein, head of UBC's
school of librarianship, said the main
purpose of the study is to look to the
future and to propose more effective
ways of making library services available on a province-wide basis.
Miss Vainstein, who has just completed a survey of public libraries in the
Victoria area, is particularly well qualified to conduct the survey. Dr. Rothstein
added, in view of her former position as
the public library specialist in the U.S.
Office of Education in Washington, D.C.
The provincial government is underwriting the costs of the study through
the provincial Public Library Commission.
News and Views
An experiment of some importance to
Canadian university students was recently   completed   at   UBC.
It is impossible at this stage to tell
whether the experiment is a success or
a failure.  It is clearly, however,  a risk.
Defying the O'Leary Commission,
Arnold Edinborough and the economic
facts of life, the Alma Mater Society
has taken it upon itself to accept the
financial risk involved in publishing a
national magazine for Canadian university students.
The pilot edition of the magazine,
Campus Canada, went on sale at the
end of February. The 64-page magazine
is published by the National Federation
of  Canadian   University   Students.
Leading this safari into the jungle
of Canadian magazine publishing were
the magazine's co-ordinator of production, Ed Lavalle, a commerce student
who is also second vice-president of the
student council, and this writer, who
was tapped as editor. With the help of
a panel of professors and a staff of
students, we have set up nation-wide
distribution and promotion systems and
formed a magazine out of a vast mass
of contributions from universities across
the country.
Except for the printing, Campus
Canada is student produced. Editing,
layout, photography and artwork were
all done by students.
The magazine's format is designed to
appeal to almost everybody, although
the first press run is only 10,000 copies.
(This is one-tenth of Canada's student
population). Included are 20 poems,
penned by the nation's best student
poets, four top short stories and some
two dozen articles.
Thirty per cent of the material is in
French, and it includes everything from
an article on student marriages to one
on   the   need   for   provincial   autonomy.
English writers complain about student government in Canada, Canada's
foreign aid policy, engineering students'
reluctance to take arts courses and so
on. A student at a university in the
Maritimes gives a first-hand account of
Cuba just before the revolution.
The big question is: Will students
pay 35 cents for a good quality general
8 • Campus Canada
• Southam Trophy
• Student politics
interest magazine produced solely by
other  students'?
If they won't, the magazine will die,
just as many other Canadian magazines
have died, in childhood. Some students
at UBC, this one in particular, are
hoping they will buy.
They are hoping also that the general
public will buy. Here's the sales pitch:
Campus Canada may be purchased in
the Alma Mater Society offices, Brock
Hall or purchased by mail in lots of 25
or more at 35 cents per copy. Individual orders can be filled only if an
additional dime is included for handling. Address is: CAMPUS CANADA,
SALES, Brock Hall, University of B.C.,
Vancouver 8.
Most of the staff for Campus Canada
was borrowed by this ex-editor from the
staff of The Ubyssey, which is loudly
proclaiming its supremacy among Canadian  student  newspapers  these   days.
The paper has the goods to back up
its claims. These goods include three
trophies which the editors have safely
tucked away since winning them at
The paper scored an unprecedented
triple sweep in the Canadian University   Press   annual   awards   competition.
It won:
• the Southam trophy for general excellence among college papers publishing  more  than  twice  a  week;
• the Bracken trophy for the best editorials among all 26 papers;
• the Montreal Star trophy for the best
news photos. (This award was won
almost single handedly by photo editor
Don Hume who also, incidentally, takes
pictures for the Chronicle).
In addition the paper placed third in
the features contest for the Dr. Norman
MacKenzie trophy.
The Ubyssey has a staff of about 50
students. Some dozen of these have had
professional newspaper experience. Editor-in-chief is arts student Keith Bradbury. The paper also won the Southam
Trophy last year.
*    *    *
Student politics were a little livelier
than  usual  this  year.
Revolutionary parties hit both the
Model Parliament elections and the
student   council   elections.
Cover of new magazine
shows familiar scene
on UBC campus under our
inviting catalpa trees
A group called the National Socialist
Credit Party (Nazicred) campaigned for
a write-in vote for model parliament.
Its platform: bridge-free tolls, remilitarization of Spanish Banks and
power for the right people. Its insignia:
a swastika over a dollar sign.
Party leader Mike Sharzer called for
a write-in vote after Parliamentary
Council officials refused to recognize his
group. Officials said they would ignore
a write-in.
A group calling itself the National
Non-conforming Calathumpians fielded a
full slate of three candidates for top
student council posts, preventing acclamations  for  two  of them.
Its platform: no red tape, no experience, no platform.
Its insignia: an unidentified flower.
It also had a slogan: Vote in a lump;
vote Calathump.
"Calathumpian philosophy," says president Mike Horsey, an arts student, "is
a bond that unites all men—while
believing in the equivocal supremacy of
President John Macdonald's report on
higher education for B.C. seems to have
created little stir among undergraduates.
They have adopted a "wait-and-see-
what - the - provincial - government -
does-about-it" attitude. Its publication
has at least postponed student agitation
(which had become rather widespread)
for a march on Victoria to demand that
something be done about higher education before it reached the crisis stage
expected by 1965.
The students, most of whom agree in
principle with the recommendations,
feel   it's  the  government's  move  next.
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The next big event for a large number of students will be graduation. If
all goes well, the graduating class will
walk off with its carload of sheepskins
into jobs  and  postgraduate  work.
When the big day comes, the editors
of this publication will have to find
someone else to express the views of
the undergraduates.
With a little bit of luck, this hack
will no longer be an undergraduate.
And with a big bit of luck, he'll be off
to greener pastures in search of a PhD.
Editor's Note:
Fred Fletcher has been on the campus
for five years, taking a double honours
course in political science and English.
He plans after further study to become a
university teacher.
In addition to holding every editorial
job on the Ubyssey during the last four
years, this year—his final year—he was
editor-in-chief of the new student magazine Campus Canada while remaining associate editor of the Ubyssey. For the
last three issues he has been Chronicle
campus correspondent, and on request
wrote an article for our Winter number
about Roger McAfee, the editor of the
Ubyssey when it won the Southam
Trophy last year.
The Ubyssey reporters are among his
admirers; they say "he never gets below
an 82!"
The Chronicle staff wish him well. By now most Chronicle readers will be familiar
with the recommendations of ihe Macdonald Report
on Higher Education in British Columbia,
as well as with subsequent debate.
Clarification, rather than criticism,
is the object of . . .
Quizzing the Macdonald
There has been some confusion about whether
Victoria would have a university or a college. What is
the distinction?
Traditionally on the North American continent the term university applies to institutions of higher
learning which provide not only a wide range of undergraduate courses and professional programmes, but
also substantial offerings at the post-graduate level. At
its founding the University of British Columbia did
not offer such advanced programmes, yet it bore the
name university. In view of the fact that Victoria College has now undertaken a programme of expansion in
its academic offerings, it seems very likely that it will
shortly qualify as a university as defined above. In consequence, we see no reason why the term university
should not apply to Victoria College, particularly in
view of its long history and its level of academic
Would there be flexibility of choice, or would
students be forced to go to a specified institution?
The Macdonald Report does not envisage the
allocation of students to universities and colleges by
regions. Students would have complete freedom to apply for admission to any institution in the Province.
Because it may be necessary for the University of
British Columbia to restrict its numbers, not all students who apply will be admitted. The regulations
established by the Senate of the University now control
admission on the basis of the academic achievement of
the student. The decision as to which students will be
accepted rests entirely with the institution to which the
student applies: each institution in the new system envisaged for higher education will be autonomous. In
the case of UBC, the Senate has complete authority in
this   area.   Naturally,   students   who   wish   to   pursue
courses in specialized areas may not find these available to them at all institutions in the Province; e.g.
Chinese, music, Polish, engineering, law, medicine and
dentistry. Jn some cases such courses will not be given
because qualified staff will not be available or because
of the costs involved.
If regional institutions are to be autonomous,
how will entrance requirements be standardized and
academic excellence preserved?
Each institution will set its own entrance requirements. The report does not envisage uniformity
of standards or courses. What must be guaranteed is
the standard of excellence within the framework of the
aims and goals established by particular institutions.
Minimum academic standards for all institutions of
higher education in the system will be guaranteed by
the Academic Board, which is treated at some length
in the report. Having met the basic requirements established by the Academic Board (which is, in fact, an
accrediting agency), an institution would be eligible for
public financial support.
The report stresses the objective of excellence.
How would the new colleges be provided with the
first-rate staff essential to this aim?
The only way in which smaller institutions
could compete for competent staff would be to offer
a programme which is unique and which would provide opportunities in contrast to those of a large university. Smaller institutions could attract very able
students and professors by providing courses and facilities of a distinctive character: small classes; close
personal contact between students and professors;
seminar education;  inter-disciplinary  studies,   and  so
lO Eric  Nicol quizz.es some  of
the group who worked with the
President on the Report,
Dr. Jennings. Dora Hart
and Ron Jeffels
on. In any event, it must be remembered that this
problem of staffing is the gravest issue facing us in
higher education. There is a world-wide shortage of
teaching staff, and the universities and colleges of
British Columbia will be in direct competition with
sister institutions everywhere. The staffing problems
of the University of British Columbia over the next
decade or more will be just as grave as those of any
new college.
Would the time of establishment of each of
the colleges be dependent on the amount of money
provided, or would the plan be to develop all institutions even with limited resources?
Whatever else is done, a four-year college at
Burnaby must be established as soon as possible to
avoid academic disaster on the campus at West Point
Grey. This institution and this institution alone will
relieve the pressures to which the University is now
subject. The report recommends that regions, by
pooling their resources, may establish colleges in
temporary accommodation—i.e. with a minimal outlay at the beginning. One of the prime functions of
the University Grants Commission will be to determine immediate priorities for expenditures involving
capital development of new institutions. The report
emphasizes that all the recommendations for the development of new institutions up to 1971 must be
carried out if the immediate problem of numbers
is to be met and solved.
What about double taxation in some regions
and not others? Would not the double tax fall on
lower tax-base areas, for example Kelowna, though
not Burnaby?
Whereas the University of British Columbia,
Victoria College, and the new college at Burnaby
would serve the entire Province, regional colleges
would, in the first instance, cater to local needs and
local aspirations. In all probability these institutions
would serve students resident in the area. It would
be economical to abandon the Grade XIII in the
areas served by the new colleges, and this would result in substantial saving to the taxpayers. The
funds now allocated to Grade XIII could be used
towards the establishment of a regional institution.
Moreover, the existence of a regional college in any
area would do much to enhance the general level
of the economy and culture, and this would be of
immediate  and  direct benefit to  local  residents.
It is true that students who live in greater Vancouver or greater Victoria are in a preferred position. Taxpayers in these two areas contribute no
more to the costs of higher education than residents,
let us say, of Penticton or Trail. It is impossible to
provide complete equality of educational opportunity particularly for young persons living in the
more remote parts of the Province. In any system
recommended there will be inequalities for certain
individuals. It must be remembered, however, that
since the new regional colleges will provide immediate benefits to local residents, municipal governments should be expected to bear at least a part of
the capital and operating costs involved.
In terms of total cultural experience, can the
interior colleges hope to compete with those near
Vancouver, where there is theatre, symphony orchestra, art gallery, etc?
Students attending universities and colleges
in large metropolitan areas are always in a preferred
11 This is the group of people who gathered data and worked with the President in preparing the Report:
S. N. F. Chant, OBE, MA(Toronio), LLD(Brit.CoL),
Psychology department, Dean of Arts and Science
Ronald J. Baker, MA(Brit.CoL),
English department
John D. Chapman, MA(0xon.), PhD(Wisconsin),
Geography department
Geoffrey 0. B. Davies, MA(Cantab.),
History department
Walter G. Hardwick, MA(Brit.Col.),
Geography department
Dora Hart, DipPE(McGill),
Office of Academic Planning
Ronald R. Jeffels, CD, BA,BEd(Alta.), MA(Caniab.),
Romance studies
Stephen A. Jennings, PhD(Toronto),
Mathematics department
position culturally. However, the very presence of a
regional college will do much to develop existing
interests in the arts in various communities. It is unreasonable to expect that any fledgling college could
immediately establish cultural standards equal to
those found in large metropolitan areas. This will
come with growth and maturity. Moreover, most of
the major cities and towns in this Province already
provide good facilities for persons interested in the
arts, music, theatre and so on. These facilities will
doubtless improve with time.
The report appears to assume that it is desirable for students to be able to commute to college.
One hour's driving time is mentioned as a determining factor in geographical location. Does this assume
that the residential element of university life is unimportant?
British Columbia is not yet a highly industrialized province. However, major industries tend to
establish themselves in areas where there is a supply
of persons trained to undertake the many complex
tasks associated with modern industrial methods. If
we can supply such trained persons through new institutions of higher education, there will be a new
impetus given to the commercial and industrial life
of this Province. But it must be remembered that
higher education is something more than the acquisition of professional skills. Education is the process
whereby human beings are transformed so that they
may grow in wisdom and knowledge, which will not
only benefit the individual but also the society in
which he lives.
What can alumni do to stimulate implementation of the report?
Certainly not. Ideally every student attending
university or college should be obliged to five in
residence, for it is impossible to over-estimate the
contribution made to a student's intellectual and
social growth by living in residence. We must view
the costs involved in higher education realistically.
The recommendations in the report for the construction of academic buildings involve very substantial
sums of money. Academic facilities must come first.
Therefore, because of the emergency facing the Province in higher education, it does not seem reasonable to suggest that costs be further increased by
recommending immediate construction of residences.
These will come with time. For the student of modest income, living at home while studying often
means the difference between going to college and
not going to college.
Will B.C. have the industrial and professional growth to absorb so many highly trained persons? May not the Province be subsidizing the East
and the U.S. with brains?
■ Members of the alumni can exercise real initiative in local situations. They should be aware of
the gravity of the needs in higher education, and
wherever possible they should give guidance and
leadership to others who are perhaps not aware of
the goals of education. They should encourage regional co-operation, even though that may mean the
yielding up of a measure of local pride and aspiration.
Individual members of the Alumni Association should
work through their Regional University Associations
in order that they may make their views known and
so work for the growth and development of higher
education throughout the Province.
Editor's Note:
The Macdonald Report entitled, Higher Education
in British Columbia and a plan for The Future, may
be purchased from the University Bookstore, University
of British Columbia, Vancouver 8, for $2.00. Please
send the money with your order and the book will be
mailed to you.
A 3,000 word summary of the Report, mimeographed, is obtainable, free of charge, from the office
of the Alumni Association, Room 252, Brock Hall.
12 A First
After the official opening the Premier addressed the audience
indoors. From left: Mayor Wilson of Victoria, Mrs. Wilson,
President Macdonald. Judge Clearihue and Chancellor Ross
On September 5, 1962, the Clearihue Building, named
in honour of Judge Joseph B. Clearihue, was formally
dedicated by Dr. Claude Bissell, president of National
Conference of Canadian Universities and Colleges.
The classroom block, it is the first new building to
be constructed on the Victoria College Gordon Head
campus. It is located on the north side of the area
that will become the  main campus  quadrangle.
The building is rectangular in shape with a spacious stair tower extending from each end of the
main structure. One of the most attractive features
is the glassed-in public area and promenade which
surrounds the lecture theatres and administrative
offices. The unique use of broken rock on the interior walls of the main floor will be repeated in
the design of future buildings  and landscaping.
The building, consisting of three floors and a basement area, is constructed of reinforced concrete. The
exterior finish is of exposed concrete and pre-cast
concrete panels, with a surface finish of marble aggregate set in coloured cement. At a later date the
exposed concrete will be treated to complement the
colour scheme of future campus buildings.
The Clearihue Building provides seating accommodation for 839 students in fifteen regular classrooms and two seminar rooms. The rooms vary in
seating capacity from sixteen to ninety seats. The
basement area, now occupied temporarily by the
Curriculum Library, will provide additional classroom space when the new Library has been completed. The total floor space is 30,000 square feet and
the cost of constructing the Clearihue Building
amounted to $398,913.86, paid for from funds collected in Victoria College's development fund drive.
Wade, Stockdill and Armour of Victoria were the consulting architects for the College.
Main floor promenade can be seen through window wall.
Interior walls of broken rock show clearly in this photograph of new classroom block named for
Judge Clearihue, member of  Victoria College's first class when it was affiliated with McGill University
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13 Mamie Moloney says
there's only one word
for this project of the
University Women's Club of Vancouver-
Mrs. B. E.  Wales
As President of the Vancouver University Women's
Club Mrs. Wales will be the first hostess at its stately
permanent home, "Hycroft," former residence of the
late Senator and Mrs. A.  D.  McRae.
An outstanding student and well-known campus
personality in her college days, Mrs. Wales was vice-
president of the first class to graduate at the Point
Grey site in 1926 and has been in charge of its
class reunions ever since. She also took post-graduate
work at McGill Library School and taught in Vancouver high schools as well as serving at the Vancouver public library.
The Vancouver branch of the University Women
maintains two bursaries of $250 each at UBC as well
as the Evlyn Fenwick Farris scholarship for $300, honouring its first president, Mrs. J. W. de B. Farris, who
is still an active member. The Vancouver club also
furnished a room in the first women's residence to be
built on the  Point Grey campus.
Currently the club has 630 members and is planning a membership drive at the end of March. Vancouver is a member club of the Canadian Federation
of University Women and is affiliated with the international association, numbering among its members
graduates from South America, Sweden and Austria
as well as the British Commonwealth and the United
Overuse may have taken the fulsomeness out of "fabulous" but no other word better describes the Vancouver University Women's Club project of turning
Hycroft   into  a  permanent  club  headquarters.
Home of the late Senator and Mrs. A. D. McRae,
the huge mansion, crowning Granville hill at 16th
Avenue, has been a Vancouver landmark for 50
Designed for an era of entertaining on a grand
scale, Hycroft's more than 30 rooms included a ballroom, a bowling alley and an indoor swimming pool.
It even had mushroom beds for household use in the
basement of the recreation centre and an apiary on
its roof.
During the Second World War the McRaes turned
their home over to the Department of Pensions and
National Health as an annex to Shaughnessy Military
Hospital. In 1960 the veterans moved out; it had too
many stairs for the aging ex-soldiers.
In 1962 the University Women's Club bought Hycroft from the government with the purpose of turning it into a social and cultural centre. The most
imaginative and ambitious project in the club's 64-
year history, president Doris McKay Wales envisages
Hycroft as the place of beauty and hospitality it was
half a century ago.
A restoration committee under the guidance of Mrs.
J. M. Mather and Mrs. O. R. Hougen has nearly
completed the first long chore, that of re-roofing, re-
piping and re-wiring the building. Another committee,
headed by Mrs. Orson Banfield, is exploring the possibilities of Hycroft's gracious rooms, its classic terraces and still lovely gardens. Already, interested
donors have contributed some fine old furnishings to
start Hycroft back to the days of its glory. Club members are planning work parties to restore woodwork
and re-plant flower beds.
Having won her spurs as Great Trekker, (she was
a student in the Fairview shacks before moving out
to UBC's Point Grey campus), Mrs. Wales is not
daunted by the monumental task the university
women have taken on. She hopes that within a year
the hospitable doors of Hycroft will be opening wide
again — not only to club members, but to other cultural and educational groups who may wish to rent
its facilities and so provide the university women
with funds for its upkeep.
Activities already envisioned at Hycroft are weekly teas, with music or talks, Saturday morning programmes   for   children,   handcraft   groups,   receptions
14 for distinguished visitors to the city. "And," adds Mrs.
Wales, "there have been beautiful weddings at Hycroft — and will be again!"
Inevitably over the years there have been some
changes at Hycroft. The cupid statues splashing in the
water of the fountain have vanished and the area will
become a parking place for cars. The hidden chamber, behind its secret panel, became the business-like
office of the hospital superintendent, and will be the
club's office.
But the beauty of one of Canada's grand mansions
remains mainly intact. Brocaded walls, carved white
marble fireplaces, wall murals, beautiful woodwork,
tiled conservatories, handsomely carved ceilings, all are
being restored by the University Women's Club. The
house contains 11 bedrooms, including three suites,
each with a sun parlour on the upper floor; drawing
room, dining room, library and various other rooms
on the main floor, as well as the ballroom on a lower
floor. In all there are 31 rooms for the club to make
use of.
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Symbol of a bygone era, Hycroft was turned over
to the government in 1943 by Senator McRae with
these words: "There will be fewer structures of this
kind in Canada in future. Those more fortunate will
have to share with others." And touchingly, "This
was a happy home."
Senator McRae himself was symbolic of a flamboyant period in Canadian life. Born in Glencoe, Ontario
in 1874, he went to Duluth at 21 and eight years
later sold out a prosperous insurance and rural banking business. He returned to Canada and colonized
thousands of acres in Manitoba and Saskatchewan,
coming to live in Vancouver in  1907.
During World War I he organized supply and
transport for the Canadian Army and then went to
Britain to reorganize the British Ministry of Information. Returning to British Columbia after the war,
he entered politics, was one of the first to use radio
in an election campaign in 1921, and in 1926 won
out over the late Gerry McGeer for a seat at Ottawa.
He was appointed Senator in 1930 and died in 1946.
Leonard Frank Paul Plant describes
What Makes a Good Alumnus
— and a Good Alumni Association
Graduates gathered in Brock Hall on January 30th
to meet some of the members of the 1963 graduating
class and student leaders at the first student-alumni
banquet, arranged by alumni for students. Alumni
responded to the call to play host to a student, and
the consensus of opinion was that it was a great success and should be repeated every year.
The purpose of the evening was to bring together
alumni and students and inform them of the programme and objectives of the Alumni Association. Dr.
Wm. C. Gibson, immediate past president, spoke on
the historical role of the alumni volunteer at UBC,
and Paul S. Plant, first vice-president of the Association, described the Association's work today. The
text of his address follows:
Tonight, I have been asked to talk about Alumni
activities. The Board of Management is involved in
many areas that are relatively new to many alumni.
I hope to show that these newer activities are justifiable in view of the current state of higher education in our province.
Contemporary Alumnus
Before discussing them let us define a contemporary alumnus. Our director, Tim Hollick-Kenyon, gave
me this view:
"An alumnus, most would agree, is much more
than simply someone who spent a period of time
attending an educational institution. The emphasis today is on the relationship of the son to his
Alma Mater . . . and the responsibilities that flow
from that relationship.
It may be said, therefore, that an alumnus is, or
should be:
A professional and personal success in his (or her)
An informed spokesman for his university.
A potential source of help to his fellow alumni.
A source of counsel to his university.
A financial supporter of his Alma Mater."
Let's see if the programme of our Alumni Associ
ation fits these criteria.
Broadly speaking there are two basic divisions of
the alumni programme, fund raising and the non-
financial activities.
Financial aspects of the alumni programme need
some elaboration at this time. As alumni we are
called upon to support UBC from time to time in
capital funds campaigns such as the Development
Fund drive a few years ago. We are also called upon
to support UBC in Annual Giving projects. The current Annual Giving campaign is under the chairmanship of Rod Macdonald. This year's principal objectives include continuation of the 42 Norman MacKenzie Regional Scholarships, money for athletics and
recreational activities, the Library, and the President's
Fund. Graduate students here tonight and alumni
everywhere will soon learn more about the Annual
Giving objectives this year.
The non-financial aspects of the Association's programme fall into five areas, all of them designed to
interest alumni and enlist their participation.
First is the area of traditional activities. This Association publishes an extremely interesting and well-
read alumni magazine, the UBC Alumni Chronicle.
The Association puts on Homecoming, class reunions
and the Annual Dinner. It supports and initiates
social affairs throughout our network of branches
around the world. From time to time it sponsors
specific functions such as the recognition of President
MacKenzie's recent retirement. It is in this first area
that the Association calls upon the sentimental instincts of alumni. The office offers continuing service
to individual alumni and does the leg-work needed
to maintain its programme.
Second is the area wherein alumni involve themselves in University affairs. This Association supports
a slate of 15 nominations to Senate at each Senate
election. The Association is entitled to appoint from
its board of management three representatives direct
16 to Senate, and in the past it has been customary to
have an alumni spokesman appointed from Senate to
the Board of Governors. It is hoped soon to see
changes in the University Act wherein this Association
will have direct representation on the Board of Governors. In the past interested women from amongst
our ranks have been most successful in their efforts
to establish women's residences. Their work continues
through inspection of off-campus housing. Alumni representatives sit on the Development Council, the
Extension Council, and from time to time, when requested, the Association establishes ad hoc committees
to provide advice and to comment on specific areas
within the administration of the  University.
Continuing Education
Third is the area wherein we are involved in continuing education. This University has one of the
best known extension departments in North America.
Because of their excellent work the Association's responsibilities in this area are limited. However, the
Association co-operates with them in the sponsorship
of seminars focussed on the liberal education for
alumni. In addition, it sponsors a lecture series at
Homecoming, which last year was a tremendous
Student-Alumni Co-operation
Fourth is the area wherein we work with the students. This successful experiment tonight is one example of the way in which alumni participate in
student activities. Association representatives sit on
student athletic boards and alumni will always stand
ready to co-operate with students, whenever asked, in
any aspect of the athletics programme. In addition,
the Association is privileged to send delegates to the
Frosh Retreat, the Leadership Conference and most
of the Academic Seminars. The Association co-operates
with students in planning the Convocation Ball. Recently alumni have been asked to advise on ways and
means of financing a new Student Union building.
The Board of Management hopes to increase its
emphasis in this fourth area of our programme. Undergraduates here tonight will soon be alumni. The
strength of the Alumni Association is directly related
to its success in awakening and sustaining your interest now before you graduate.
Here's where our chief work starts
Most Alumni Associations, when describing their activities, stop here, but I have found in the last few
years this is really where this Association starts to
work, for the fifth, and last area of our programme
is the most extensive. The Board of Management has
been concerned these past few years with the problem of acquainting the community of the needs in
higher education. Today the Alumni Association
stands prepared to show interested groups throughout
the province how to implement the plans proposed to
cope with the tremendous number of students soon
to be knocking at the doors of schools and colleges
offering post-secondary education. To help in this
work the Association has supported the establishment
of three regional groups, the Fraser Valley University
Association, the Vancouver Island University Associ-
Paul S.  Plant, first  vice-president.  Alumni  Association
ation and the Okanagan-Mainline Association. All
these groups appoint representatives to the Board of
In other areas in the province the Association is
planning conferences from which will be established
similar groups in Prince George and in the Kootenays.
Alumni have taken the initiative and involved themselves in community affairs, because alumni responsibilities in this province at this moment extend beyond
this campus. Not only must we help our fellow
graduates to understand the problems besetting
higher education, but also we must help them find
ways and means of implementing the recommendations in the recently published Macdonald Report.
Here is the challenge facing the alumni of this university. We must help to steer this great institution
through the coming crisis in higher education and
insure that its reputation and standards are maintained and improved.
It would appear then that alumni of this University can fit the definition I gave you earlier. Through
the work of the association, alumni can be leaders,
spokesmen, helpers, counsellors and financial supporters. But Alumni Associations are not static, they
are essentially dynamic and must change to suit the
continuing needs of their Alma Mater. I understand
undergraduates here tonight have shown themselves
to be responsible leaders in student affairs. It is inevitable that some day some of you will assume responsibility for alumni affairs and will mould the
Association to fit the needs of the times.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Macdonald spoke of
excellence and responsibility. Last month in an
editorial in the Chronicle our Association president,
Frank Walden, spoke of alumni rights and responsibilities. This Association needs your support to help
us use those rights and responsibilities to maintain
that excellence.
17 1963 Graduating Class Executive: (left to right) Gail E. Greenwell,
social co-chairman, Hugh R. Large, vice-president, Harry  White, president.
Pat  Gunning,  secretary.   Mitchell  F.   Welters,   treasurer.
Welcome to the Class of '63
from the Alumni Association President
Each year the ranks of the Alumni
Association are increased automatically
by at least 2,000 people. Some in the
new graduating classes will consider that
they have achieved their final goals
academically, and will be looking forward to other work in the community.
For others their new degrees will be
only a stepping stone to further academic work at UBC or some other university. Whatever the future holds, the
Alumni Association welcomes the new
members to its ranks and is annually
grateful for the revitalizing influence of
younger, newer points of view.
In order to familiarize you with the
work of the Alumni Association, provision is made for all new graduates to
receive complimentary copies of the
spring issue of the Chronicle and of
the three succeeding issues. After that,
you stay on the subscription list by
contributing to the Alumni Annual
Giving Fund, which is seen as tangible
evidence   of   your   continuing   interest.
UBC graduates find their way to every
corner of  the  earth,  and  it  is  not  un
likely that in the near future some of
the more scientific types will find their
way into space. We have no immediate
plans for branch organizations out in
space but for those others, the opportunity to meet and discuss University
affairs is provided through numerous
branches throughout British Columbia
and Canada as well as by many groups
meeting on a fairly regular basis in the
major cities of the world. The branches
are listed on page 42.
We are all aware of the need for
additional higher education facilities in
general to enable us to deal individually and collectively with the increasingly complicated problems of the day.
There is no necessity to further emphasize our particular responsibilities as
University graduates.
In welcoming new graduates to the
Alumni Association, we hope that you
will find in it a stimulating community
of interest with those who have gone
before and with those who will come
after you.
Where You are Going and What You are Planting
Graduation activities get under way on
Wednesday, May 29. The tree-planting
ceremony takes place at 7:30 p.m. followed by the Baccalaureate Service at 8
in Brock Lounge. On Thursday, May 30,
at 8 p.m., the Class Exercises will take
place  in  the  Auditorium.
Convocation Ball will be held at the
Commodore on Friday, May 31, from 9
p.m. to 1 a.m. Two free tickets for each
graduate are available at the Alumni
office in Brock Hall. Tickets will not be
obtainable at the door. Alumni and non-
graduates may purchase tickets.
Information on all graduating class
events may be obtained at the Alumni
office (224-4366).
The 1963 graduating class will be
planting a Dove tree. It will complete
a  group   of  five,   situated  just   west   of
the Biological Science Building. Last
year's graduating class planted one in
the   same   group.
The Dove tree is also known as the
handkerchief tree, or Kleenex tree, because the tree bears square white bracts
that   flutter.
Chinese in origin, the Dove tree is
still uncommon although the Universitv
has distributed seeds all over the continent. For years the botany department
gathered seeds from a fine specimen in
the garden of the late W. H. Malkin
on Marine Drive. The tree is no longer
there since the property has been subdivided.
The best example left is on the triangular property at the corner of 49th
Avenue and Marine Drive, on the
Marine   Drive   side   of   the   house.
Ask Your Representative
For your convenience we list below
the names of the graduating class representatives in each faculty.
If there is anything you want to know
about the festivities and ceremonies of
the Spring Congregation in which you
as a graduate will be taking part, ask
your representative.
ARCHITECTURE        Trevor N. Larden
ARTS Barbara A. G. Bennett
Susan Dingle
Lewis W. Hunter
Hugh R. Large
COMMERCE William A. Climie
Frank J. Hastings
EDUCATION Kathleen  E. Hobson
W.  Roy Nutter
ENGINEERING Ronald D. Parker
Harry White
FORESTRY Donald G. Frood
HOME ECONOMICS Patricia M. Beggs
LAW Mitchell  F. Welters
NURSING Patricia Gunning
PHARMACY Richard Sparks
Henry R. Loewen
SdENCE Robert D. McAlpine
E. Catherine Swan
SOCIAL WORK Gail E. Greenwell
Representatives for medicine and librarianship had not yet been chosen at
the time of going to press. Ask a member of the executive.
Don't MOVE without telling us!
All graduating students are given a
postcard to be returned to the Alumni
office with their new mailing address.
It is very important that you advise
Alumni Records of each subsequent
move you make so that you may continue to receive news about the University, your friends may find you when
they ask us, and you can vote.
Each graduate becomes a member of
Convocation, and is entitled to vote in
Senate elections and the election of the
Chancellor. If we cannot mail your ballot, you cannot vote.
So please keep us informed, both
where you are and what you are doing.
A "good" address is good business. Good
luck on your next move!
At about the time readers receive the Chronicle they
will also have in the mail from the University Registrar a packet of papers containing a ballot on which
each member of Convocation may vote for the Chancellor and for fifteen members of Senate. The votes
are counted on May 21, and those who have been
elected to Senate will take up their duties in September for a three-year term.
The Board of Management urges all members of
the Alumni Association to take seriously the responsibility placed upon them by the University Act in the
matter of electing Senate, the body which presides
over the academic fortunes of UBC.
The Board of Management has proposed 15 names
for Senate, for your consideration. In so doing they
are carrying out one of the objects of the Alumni
Association stated in our Constitution:
To encourage interest among the graduates of the
University  of  British  Columbia  in  elections  to  the
Senate   of   the   University   of   British   Columbia;   to
encourage  nominations   so  that  there  are  sufficient
nominations to cover all vacancies in such elections,
and also that there are included in such nominations
persons who,  in  the  opinion of the Executive,  are
representative both occupationally and geographically
of the various interests of the  Province  of  British
The  fifteen  people  selected  have  been  active  in
Alumni work throughout the province, and they have
agreed to stand for election. Their places of residence
insure representation on Senate for most regions in
British Columbia.
It should be made clear that this list of nominations in no way prevents any member of Convocation
from being nominated by any other three members.
The Board of Management by its action has insured
that there are sufficient nominations to cover all
The first Senate, in 1914, was notable for the wide
geographical distribution of the elected members, according to Tuum Est: A History of the University
of British Columbia (p. 45). At that time there were
six members from outside Vancouver, two from Victoria and one each from Summerland, Nelson, Trail
and New Westminster. In the years since, the other
regions of the province were not adequately represented until 1960 when the Board of Management,
by its efforts, redressed the balance, when seven out-
of-town graduates were elected, two from Victoria, and
one each from upper Vancouver Island, Powell River,
the Okanagan, the Kootenays and the Fraser Valley.
Mrs. F. M. Ross
elected Chancellor
by acclamation
for 1963-66 term
Phyllis Ross, CBE, MA, LLD
Because there are now thirty representatives of University faculties on the Senate (ten deans and two
members from each of ten faculties), the Alumni
Board of Management is adhering also to its policy
of not nominating graduates who serve on the University staff.
The Senate totalled 35 members for many years.
Now it numbers 65,—but the Convocation representation has remained unchanged at 15 members. The
Alumni Board of Management believe it is more
than ever important that a province-wide University
should have geographical representation.
Complete List of Senate Nominations
Thirty-eight nominations have been received by the
Registrar for 15 Senate seats. Listed first are the names
that were submited individually.
On the next page are listed nominations by the Board
of Management of the Alumni Association.
East Kootenay
J. Vernon Murray, BA'29, MD(Tor.) Creston
Mrs. Lawrence N. Bruce, BA'42 Kelowna
(Barbara Spencer)
Arthur P. Dawe, BA'38 Okanagan Mission
Vancouver Island
H. L. Keenleyside, Victoria
BA'20, MA'21, PhD(Clark), LLD'45
Lower Mainland
Mrs. H. F. Angus, BA'23 Vancouver
(Anne M. Anderson)
Kenneth Caple, BSA'26, MSA'27 Vancouver
Ian McTaggart Cowan, Vancouver
BA'32, PhD(Calif.)
Clarence J. Frederickson, BA'33        New Westminster
Sydney M. Friedman, Vancouver
BA, MD, CM, MSc, PhD (McGill)
R. R. Jeffels, Vancouver
BA, BEd(Alta-), MA (Cantab.)
Joseph E. A. Kania, Vancouver
BASc'26, MASc'28, PhD (MIT)
John L. Keays, Vancouver
BA, BASc'41, PhD (McGill)
Alex B. Macdonald, BA'39, MLA Vancouver
Malcolm F. McGregor, Vancouver
BA'30, MA'31, PhD (Cincinnati)
Eric P. Nicol, BA'41, MA'48 Vancouver
19 Barnett Savery, Vancouver
AB(Wash.), AM, PhD(Harvard)
T. M. C. Taylor, Vancouver
BA'26, MS(Wis.), PhD(Tor.)
David W. H. Tupper, LLB'48 Vancouver
Frank A. Turnbull, BA'23, MD(Tor.) Vancouver
Hon. Mr. Justice David Verchere, BA'26
Harry V. Warren,
BA'26, BASc'27, BSc, DPhil(Oxon.)
Charles C. Watson, BA'33, MA'36
Arnold Webster, BA'22, MA'28
Central B.C.
Nominated by Board of Management
C. M. Campbell
Mrs. C. D. Stevenson
Charles M. Campbell, BA, BASc'38 Bralorne
Mrs. C. Douglas Stevenson, BA'27 Williams Lake
(Anne Mackenzie)
Vancouver Island
Willard Ireland
J. Stuart Keate
Willard Ireland, BA'33, MA(Tor.)
J. Stuart Keate, BA'35
David R. Williams, BA'48, LLB'49
D. R. Williams
Lower Mainland
Mrs. H. J. MacKay
Mrs. H. J. MacKay, BA'38
(Mary Gibson)
Greville J. Rowland, BA'29
West Kootenay
J. V. Rogers
J. Victor Rogers,
BASc'33 Trail
G. J. Rowland
Fraser Valley
G. C. Hacker
G. Cecil Hacker,
BA'33 Abbotsford
G. E. Baynes
R. M. Bibbs
G. E. (Ted) Baynes, BASc'32
Richard M. Bibbs, BASc'45
Mrs. Alex W. Fisher, BA'31
(Lois Tourtellotte)
Mrs. A. W. Fishet
West Vancouver
West Vancouver
D. F. Miller P. J. Sharp James Sinclair
Donovan J. Miller, BCom'47, SM(MIT)      Vancouver
Peter J. Sharp, BA, BCom'36
Hon. James Sinclair, BASc'28
North Vancouver
20 -Office  of the President
Dear Graduate:
On behalf of the University, I wlsh to express
my sincere thanks to every member of the Alumni for
the support of our work through the AlSmni A^ual
Giving campaign in 1962.
M.k If "e arf to meet the serious problems in
higher education during the years that lle ahead,
this University must be sustained and supported by
many sources: governments, industry, corporations
and private individuals.  By showing your willinraess
to further the work of the University, you set 3
emul^:.Whl°h °ther P6rS0nS and agencies may iell
•».*„ I  "" ^P1*;8863 by the significant contribution
nS?v.^-f"*V*te'-i° the life Md w6lfar« °f the
tSank firh Ir™*   ^  toUndinS>   and * «fh now to
thank each of you for again demonstrating your con-
campai|n!nt6reSt ^"^  the 1962 AlumnAnZl ™ving
IB. Macdonald
GIVING Alan Eyre Reports
First, may I express the thanks of
the 1962 Alumni Annual Giving committee to all those who contributed, for
it is they who made the campaign a
We raised $36,749.55 from 2,527
alumni, compared with $30,079 from
2,167 alumni in 1961. Of the total number of alumni 10.8 per cent participated,
up from 9.8 per cent the year before,
and the average donation increased to
$14.54 from $13.88.
In the four years since the close of
the Development Fund drive, AAG has
more than doubled the dollars they
have collected and almost doubled the
number of donors.
The board of management of the
Alumni Association has again decided to
allocate the largest share of the funds
collected to high school students entering the University of British Columbia and Victoria College. Forty-two
scholarships of $300 will again be available, one for each of the province's
forty-two constituencies. These scholarships are named in honour of Dr. Norman MacKenzie, president emeritus of
the University.
This year the Association set up a
new category for the allocation of donations, the proposed Student Union
building, and initiated it with a gift of
$1,000. The announcement by the Alumni Association president, Frank E.
Walden, at the student-alumni banquet
on January 30, was enthusiastically received by the students attending.
Other allocations were $3,000 each for
the Library, Victoria College and athletics and recreation facilities, and
$9,284.06 for the President's Fund.
A large portion of the funds for
athletics and recreation facilities will go
to the UBC rowing team. The President's Fund is at the disposal of the
University President, Dr. John Macdonald, to use for some of his many
pressing demands.
Again may I express my thanks for all
who supported the 1962 Alumni Annual
Giving campaign, especially including
the members of my committee. Alumni
Annual Giving is a very necessary
adjunct to the modern tax-assisted
university. Without such support it is
hampered in its pursuit of excellence.
Annual Giving has Grown
More donors and more donations every
year since 1959 when we resumed
Alumni Annual Giving at the close
of the Development Fund drive.
In 1963, let's double
the number of donors.
Applied Scif
Social Work
Home Econ
Physical Et
Last Year 2500 Donors Gave $36,000
The 1962 Alumni Annual Giving
raised $36,749.55 from 2,527 alumni.
This money was raised primarily by a
major mail campaign to all alumni in
the month of June. A follow-up campaign to the non-donors came at the end
of November.
The June campaign raised over half
the money received, with a well-designed
brochure. The major emphasis was on
an appeal for funds for scholarships in
tribute to Dr. Norman MacKenzie, who
retired at the end of June as President
of the University of British Columbia.
Credit for the design of this handsome
brochure must go to Rae Haines of
James Lovick & Co., who devoted many
long hours to the design. The brochure
was lithographed by Smith  Lithograph.
The November follow-up was a card
mailing which contained a message
from Dr. John B. Macdonald. This campaign resulted in a quarter of the gifts
received during the year.
During the year, there were some special appeals made. A special appeal was
made to the graduates of 1960. These
new graduates received the UBC Alumni Chronicle on a non-contributing basis
for one year. After one year, they were
sent a notice informing them that onlj
donors receive the Chronicle. There was]
a strong response by the 1960 class, a|
can be seen by the graph.
A similar appeal was made to othel
graduates   deleted   from   the   Chronicle
22 May the Number of Donors Increase in 1963!
Already 172 donors this year, compared with 98 in January of last year,
—up 75%.
Of the 41 members on the Alumni
Association board of management, 40
have already contributed to the 1963
Alumni Annual Giving campaign.
Alma Mater Society has enthusiastically endorsed an appeal to this year's
graduating students.
Alumni Annual Giving for 1963 is off
to a good start. This year the chairman,
Rod Macdonald, is aiming for a big increase in the number of alumni donors.
The emphasis is not on how much but
on how many of us will give.
Analysis of previous AAG campaigns
has turned up some interesting information, displayed on these pages.
The 1963 campaign will have as specific objectives the President's Alumni
Fund, Norman MacKenzie Alumni
Scholarships, Friends of the Library,
athletic and recreational facilities, Victoria College, Student Union building,
Frederic Wood Theatre Foundation, Student Winter Sports Arena.
These are suggested allocations only.
As in the past, alumni may send their
donations unallocated; or they may contribute through Alumni Annual Giving
to any and every special project or area
of the University which they wish to
R. W. Macdonald
% Participation
■■■■■■1  7.1
■■■■■■M  8.9
■■■■■■■■■ 9.4
■■■■■■■1   8.9
■■■■■   5.5
^^^■■^H   8.3
■■■■   4.0
■■^■IH   6.7
■■■■■■■■■  9.2
■■■■■■■■■■ 11.0
■■■■■■■   7.0
■■■■  4.4
■■■■■■■■■  9.7
mailing list because they failed to continue their annual habit of giving. Many
responded, as they did not wish to miss
any issues of the Chronicle.
A special experiment was tried on a
limited personal solicitation basis. A
group of alumni from various years
were selected and they were asked to
canvass, coincidental with the main
mailing, some of their alumni classmates. Their efforts, no doubt, brought
new names to our roll of active alumni.
Alan Eyre, as AAG chairman, planned
both the 1961 and 1962 campaigns. The
Alumni Association executive expressed
their appreciation to Mr. Eyre for his
contribution to AAG in a vote of thanks
at their January meeting.
In 1962
How Did your Faculty Do?
Donors are represented here
as percentages of total number
of alumni of each Faculty or School.
The nurses show up well, don't they?
Participation by Areas
Maps show 1962 percentages
of donors to total number of
alumni resident in areas.
23 Friends of UBC, Inc.
Friends of the University of British
Columbia, Incorporated, held their annual meeting in Bellevue, Washington,
on January 23, 1963, and approved the
transfer of over $30,000 to the University of British Columbia. Amount transferred was the total collections of dollars
plus the value of share certificates received by them in  1962.
Funds were raised for the Alumni
Annual Giving campaign, UBC Development Fund and other funds at the
University. It was pointed out that one
purpose of the Alumni Annual Giving
portion is to provide scholarships for
American students to attend UBC, and
hope was expressed that this programme
would strengthen understanding between our two countries. Friends of
UBC, Inc. provide scholarships of $250
per year for this purpose.
Trustees, Friends of UBC, Inc.   Front: Frank Johnston. Stan Arkley, pres..
Bill Rosene. Back, Bob Boroughs, Gordon Thorn, Dan   Young, Ed Senkler
How Do We Compare? "Figures show
What You Gave For
The figures shown below were reported to the American Alumni Council
and published in AAC: Annual Giving
and Alumni Support 1960-1961.
In 1961, 23,000 UBC alumni were solicited, of whom 2,167 contributed, or
9.8% of the alumni, contributing an
average gift of $13.88.
In 1961, 125,534 alumni of eleven
Canadian universities (reporting to
AAC) were solicited, of whom 29,231
contributed, or 23.3% of the alumni,
contributing  an  average  gift  of $26.32.
In 1961, in the USA, the alumni of
144 public higher education institutions
(reporting to AAC) were solicited, of
whom 15.1% participated with an average gift of $23.42.
What You Gave To
Alumni Annual Giving is not the only
way in which alumni support their alma
mater. Alumni contributed in excess of
$100,000 to the University in 1962.
Money given by alumni for scholarships sometimes comes in through AAG
but is generally given direct to the University. Alumni also contribute on their
pledges to the Development Fund and
to special appeals like Friends of Agriculture, Friends of the Library and the
Dal Grauer Memorial Fund. The attached table shows the distribution of
alumni giving to the University:
Alumni Annual Giving 36,749.55
Development    Fund,  etc.      33,656.32
Scholarships,  etc        33,786.84
TOTAL $104,192.71
—MacKenzie Regional
President's Fund
Library and Friends
of the Library   	
Victoria College
Athletics and
Playing Fields 	
Nursing, Student Aid
and Scholarships
Panhellenic  House
Memorial Scholarships
School of Social Work
Students' Aid Fund
Faculty of Medicine
Frederic Wood Theatre
Student Residences	
Dean of Women's Fund
St. Mark's College 	
Anglican Theological
Chemical Engineering
Dean of Medicine's
Fine Arts Foundation
Fine Arts Museum
Geography and
International House
Modern Languages
Physical Education
Poultry Science
School of
Varsity Outdoor Club
UBC Rowing Fund
Unrestricted Gifts 	
MAY 16,1963
PLANS are now being completed for the Alumni Banquet and
Annual General Meeting to be held May 16th, 1963 in the HOTEL
VANCOUVER. While the general format of last year's successful
Banquet is being followed, many improvements in the arrangements
are planned as a result of answers to a questionnaire circulated to
those who attended the 1962 dinner.
DURING the before and after dinner cocktail hours, the well-known
Vancouver pianist PAT TRUDELL will provide background music,
playing his own arrangements. Mr. Trudell is perhaps best known
for his work with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation arranging
the music for such television shows as "Lolly-Tu-Dum" and "Showcase."
DINNER menu, especially arranged by the Hotel, will feature club
steak. The conduct of the meeting itself will be streamlined, and a
NOTED SPEAKER, yet to be announced, will address the gathering
following dinner.
RESERVATIONS and seating arrangements have been improved,
and CIRCULAR TABLES for six persons each will replace the long
tables used last year, allowing groups to reserve their own tables
and arrange informal reunions for the dinner.
ALUMNI are urged to plan now and organize a party of their
FRIENDS, whether members of the Alumni Association or not. Details will be announced by brochure at a later date. Those wishing
to make advance reservations may do so by contacting the Alumni
25 Alumni Association
Notice of Annual Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the Annual
Meeting of the Alumni Association of
the University of British Columbia will
be held at the hour of 5:45 p.m., on
Thursday, May 16, 1963, in the Ballroom, Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver,
B.C. The usual business of the Association will be transacted, and the election
of officers to the Alumni Board of
Management will be conducted.
Members of the Alumni Association
wishing to submit nominations for any
position on the Board of Management
must do so at least seven clear days before the date of the Annual Meeting.
Nominations must be in writing, signed
by at least two members of the Association, and must be accompanied by the
written consent of the nominee to
All nominations must be in the hands
of  the  Alumni   Director  on   or  before
May 9, 1963, at the Alumni Office, 252
Brock Hall,  UBC, Vancouver  8,  B.C.
T. Hollick-Kenyon
Alberta President to speak
Dr. W. H. Johns, President of the
University of Alberta, will give the
banquet address to the Regional Conference on Higher Education to be held in
Prince George, March 23.
His topic will be "The National
Programme for Higher Education in
Keynote address to the one-day public conference will be given by S. N.
F. Chant, dean of the Faculty of Arts
and Science at the University of
British Columbia.
The morning programme will include
speakers on the Macdonald Report on
Higher Education while the afternoon
programme will shift to a panel of
speakers discussing higher educational
institutions other than the University
of British Columbia.
The theme of the conference is
"After Grade Twelve—What?" The conference chairman is Mrs. G. C. Kellett
of Prince George.
Seminar repeat success
The Second Annual Commerce Seminar was held February 23, 1963. Dr.
John B. Macdonald addressed the seminar luncheon of the subject, "The Business of Education."
In the morning panel, Professor Beedle
discussed the Glasco Report and Financial Management. Later in the morning,
Dr. Purdy covered the economics of
Hydro Electric Development.
New developments in business management were discussed in the afternoon
by Professors David Quirin, James Warren, and John van Gigch.
Dean Gordon Neil Perry, dean of the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, introduced the programme
and discussed new developments in the
Commerce Faculty.
Ken Mahon was chairman of the organizing committee for the seminar.
Over 100 commerce alumni and faculty members attended the one - day
seminar and it was considered a repeat
success by those involved.
Spring discussion series in
Last spring, the Alumni Association of
UBC, Victoria College branch, presented a most successful educational series
of panel discussions entitled "Critical
Issues of Our Times" featuring well-
known authorities dealing with topics
of current interest.
Because of the popularity of the
series, which was open to the general
public, we have decided to present this
year "A Series of Discussions on Current Canadian Affairs" with a little
different approach incorporating both
panels   and   individual   guest   speakers.
The series, to be conducted in the
Faculty Building on the Gordon Head
campus, is scheduled to commence on
March 5 and will consist of five sessions
ending on  May  3.
The provocative topics planned for
presentation include "The Future of
Higher Education in B.C.", "Does
Canada Have a National Culture?", and
"Canada's Defence Policy." A comparison between universities in the Soviet
Union and Canadian universities is
also a proposed subject and a special
closing address will prove of great
interest   to   the   series   audience.
As last year, each session will include
an audience participation period during which questions will be directed to
panelists and speakers. Each evening
will conclude with the serving of
It is anticipated that once again we
will enjoy the public interest and support which served to produce such a
successful effort last year.
Walls of UBC Winter Sports Centre are rising high at the South  end of  the  campus.  Have you any  suggestions for a name?
The Management committee welcomes your ideas. Send them to Tom Skupa, 224-6208, of Box 50, AMS Office, Brock Hall.
26 Rev. Newton Steacy, BA'52
R. L. Morrison, BA'28, BASc'29
Dan   Young,  BA'52.   with  retiring branch president Frank Johnson,  BArch'53
Director's Diary
Dear Diary: The alumni menu coming up is really full—let me describe:
PRINCE GEORGE—Central B.C. Regional Conference on Higher Education
—Mrs. Jean Kellett (an Alberta grad)
and her committee have an outstanding
programme arranged for March 23rd.
CRANBROOK—People from Invermere
through to Creston in the East Kootenays will gather on April 20th for a
close look at higher education in that
region, under the able leadership of
Percy Pullinger. TRAIL—Dr. John B.
Macdonald leads the academic delegation to the smelter town on May 11th,
when Mr. John Welton will host the
people in the West Kootenay region in
the J. Lloyd Crowe high school. NEW
YORK—Grads will gather to hear Dr.
Bill Gibson, our past president on April
2nd (watch for details in your mail).
Bill then hops to CHICAGO on April
3rd for a meeting at the home of Mrs.
Richard H. Thompson (Margaret Mary
Leeson), and then to MADISON, Wisconsin, where Peter Krosby is arranging
a get-together on April 4.
Dr. J. F. K. English, deputy minister
of education, put the question to us:
"How many known UBC graduates are
still resident in B.C.?" The answer—79
per  cent—thought  you'd  like   to  know.
More and more grads are dropping in
to the Alumni office at 252 Brock Hall
(which always pleases us), including several branch contacts: Miss Rosemary
Brough, our contact in New York (who
visited Vancouver via Rome!), the Rev.
Newton Steacy, contact in Prince George,
and Charles Connaghan, our contact in
Welland, Ontario. The farthest south of
our visitors was Dr. Martin Goodwin, of
Clovis, New Mexico, up here for the reunion of the Kitsilano Boys' Band.
Our hats off to our recent successful
grad in the political arena—Dr. Patrick
McGeer in the Point Grey bye-election
for the provincial legislature, and all
the grads who ran in the recent municipal elections throughout B.C. This is
the sort of thing we like to see happen,
and may there be many more!
* *    *
If you've forgotten—remember your
ballot for Senate elections must be in by
May 21st. Vote as you like—but vote! If
you know of anyone who did not get a
ballot that should, be sure to let the
registrar, Mr. J. Parnall, know, since
this indicates we do not have an accurate address for them.
* *    #
Journeyed to Creston last February
7th, and met many graduates that evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Cooper, when they re-elected Bob Morrison as their branch president.
Branch presidents are popping all
over. Kelowna elected Gordon New-
house, on November 23rd, and Gord is
now hard at work on the Kelowna Conference, ably abetted by Bob McLennan.
Seattle chose Dan Young at a dinner at
the Swedish Club on November 29th,
Newton Steacy re-activated the branch
in Prince George, and Grant Macdonald
took over the presidency in Penticton.
* *     *
One of the biggest and best alumni
dinners took place in Abbotsford last
December 5th, when over 170 people
turned out to hear Dr. Rodney Berg,
President of Everett Junior College, talk
about junior colleges—the interest in
higher education in the Fraser Valley is
keen — a real tribute to Mrs. Ernie
Clarke. The occasion was the annual
meeting of the Fraser Valley University
Association of which Mrs. Clarke is
27 ^^^S^sF
A rt Sager. BA '38
Frank J. E.  Turner. BA.BCom 39
John Haar, BA'50
Art Sager goes to UN headquarters
Art Sager, director of the Alumni
Association from 1954 to 1961, left Vancouver in mid-January for New York
to take up his new appointment at the
United Nations headquarters as a fellowship officer in the training and fellowship section, bureau of technical
assistance operations of the department
of economic and social affairs. When
he left the Alumni Association he went
to the Regional Training Centre for
United Nations Fellows on the campus
as administrative officer, and was appointed to headquarters when the decision was taken to close the Regional
Training   Centre   here.
He told the Alumni office that he
was delighted that he would remain
in technical assistance work, but very
sad indeed about leaving UBC "because
it has been a sizeable chunk of my
life and because I  leave many friends."
Besides his years as an undergraduate
he spent nearly 15 years on the campus, seven of them with the Association.
News of Art Sager's move prompted
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, our present director, to find out what all the former
directors    were   doing   now.
Emerson Gennis, who took Art Sager's place in August 1961, was director
for exactly one month. B.C. Packers,
his former employers, found they
couldn't spare him after all, and asked
him to come back, where he is now
as executive assistant to the president.
Appointed to succeed him was Tim
John Haar was acting director for
the year 1958-59, while Art Sager was
on leave of absence attending Oxford
University. He is now director of University   housing,  on  the  campus.
Frank Turner was the Alumni Association's first employee. With the title
of executive secretary he opened the
first Alumni office on the campus on
January 2, 1946. He left in 1954 to
go into life insurance. He is now
amongst the leaders in production in
the   London   Life   Insurance   Co.
During his eight years with the
Alumni Association the Alumni Annual
Giving Fund was set up, the constitution was changed to set up a board of
management which included degree representatives, and divisions were started   for  agriculture   and   commerce.
After  his  eight  years  in  the   Alumni
Emerson Gennis, BCom'48
office it is understandable that he took
eight years of holiday from all Alumni
work of any kind. Last year he made
a tentative start as a volunteer. He
acted as the chairman of the selection
committee for the North Vancouver regional scholarship winner. He says he
enjoyed   the   experience.
U.S. tour for Gordon Thorn
Portland, Tacoma. and Seattle were
ports of call for assistant director
Gordon Thorn during the week of
January 21.
An Alumni social evening was held
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.A.
Hutchinson of Portland, for UBC
alumni in that area. Slides of UBC
campus developments and of the installation of President John B. Macdonald
were shown. The branch contact for
the Portland area is Dr. David B.
In Tacoma, Gordon Thorn represented UBC at the American Alumni
Council District No. 8 Convention and
he reports that many new and useful
ideas   were   learned.   Sessions   on   pro
gramming, publications, record keeping
and administration combined practical
experience gained by the 32 colleges and
universities represented.
He also attended the annual Friends
of UBC Inc. meeting in Seattle.
Write-up for Kelowna branch
The Kelowna branch of the UBC
Alumni Association Monday night endorsed the Macdonald report on higher
education in B.C. And proposed a campaign to gather further support from
other portions of the Okanagan  Valley.
"We propose to send telegrams to the
Premier, the education minister and Dr.
Macdonald, to urge immediate action at
the  present  sitting  of  the   Legislature,"
said Gordon Newhouse, branch president today. "The members present at
the meeting were most enthusiastic in
their acceptance. We want to do all we
can to assist the committee recently set
up to further Dr. Macdonald's recommendations."
New Thinking
"We must develop regional thinking
on the report," he said. "We must convince every chamber of commerce, every
service organization and each school
board, that  the time for action is now.
"The meeting felt we must make
these officials realize we want this college in the Okanagan, that we feel a
real need for it now and that we are
ready to support it to the best of our
ability," he said.
28 The regional conference of the UBC
alumni being held in Kelowna on
March 9 was also discussed in the light
of the Macdonald report. Dr. Macdonald will be the keynote speaker.
Ideal Time
"This is an ideal time for us to thoroughly discuss this college plan. We
should have concrete information available at that time to see whether we can
improve our ideas or not. But it will
take the efforts of everyone from Revelstoke to Osoyoos," said Mr. Newhouse.
During the meeting Borge Haagensen
told of his five years in northern Greenland and showed the members slides of
his life there.
The Kelowna Daily Courier
February   12,   1963.
Urgent message to Alumni
The provision of qualified professors for
Canada's rapidly expanding universities
is the crux of the emergency in higher
education. Last year Canada graduated
only 280 PhD's. UBC alone will need
125 new faculty members annually to
meet the flood. Where will these teachers   be   trained?
Federal aid for the training of postgraduates students to the doctoral level
is essential because only a few of Canada's     universities     can     shoulder     the
graduate programme. The cost of training such students is known to be ten
times that for most undergraduates.
Thus, another $1.00 per capita distributed to all colleges and universities
without regard to their graduate school
capabilities may not be a wise or effective method of coping with the problem. Rather, the Board of Management
of the UBC Alumni Association has felt
that federal aid, directed specifically to
graduate training, is urgently needed.
To this end all candidates from B.C.
in the forth-coming federal election have
been asked by the Board of Management to consider this problem seriously
and to indicate their views on exerting
early pressure in Parliament to bring
about more graduate training across
Graduates are asked to urge such
action immediately upon those seeking
public  office.
Graduates show public spirit
The Alumni Association extends its congratulations to the following graduates
who stood for public office in the year-end municipal elections in B.C. whether
elected or not. We would like to learn of others whose names were not carried in
the daily press.
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John A. Pelter, BSA'49
Lloyd Nordlund.  BSP'53
T. Murray Little, BCom'35
S. E. Thorne. BCom'37
E. G. Wiltshire, BASc'52
W. C. Brown, BSA'28
Theodore Thordanson, BA'52, Ml
Norman Dent, BA'56, LLB'57
Joseph Pauker, BA'49
Fred B. Tessman, BA'45, BEd'48
Douglas C. Reed, LLB'59
Harry W. St. Clair, BA'57
G. A. H. Holt, BA'49, BEd'58
Dr. L. W. Beamish, BA'37
J. H.  Edwards, BA'49,  MA'52,
C. W. MacSorley, BCom'57
C.  J.   Murnane,   BCom'50
Kenneth W. T. Wright, BA'39, MA'41
Richard S. M. Hannesson, LLB'48
C. P. Jones, BA'47, BASc'48
John L. Haar, BA'50
Ebbie  Bowering,  BA'48.  BEd'54
Vaughan Lyon, BA'52
Walter McOuat, BA'50, LLB'51
George J. Puil, BA'52, BEd'57
Harold Rankin,  BA'49, LLB'50
Donald A. Lanskaill, BA, LLB'50
William D. McEwen, BASc'50
Mrs. H. V. Ross (nee Willa Enid
Williams, BA'32, BCom'35)
Harold Godfrey, BA'48, MA'49
Alexander Hendry, BA'31
Mrs.  William A.   McClellan
(nee Mildred Pollock, BA'35)
Robert Ferrie, BASc'50
J. H. Robertson, BA'47
R. A. Ruddell, BASc'50
Richard Toynbee. BA'50
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29 Alumnae
Items of Alumni news are invited in the form
of press clippings or personal letters. These
should reach the Editor, UBC Alumni Chronicle,
252 Brock Hall, UBC, for the next issue not
later than May 1, 1963.
G". F. Fountain
Harry (ilass
George Frederick Fountain, BASc. one
of two graduates in UBC's first civil
engineering class, retired this year as
Vancouver's director of planning, a post
he has held since 1960. Mr. Fountain
joined Vancouver's city engineering
department in 1922 as instrumentman
and draughtsman, and after being commissioned as a B.C. land surveyor was
named city surveyor. He later became
assistant engineer and on the formation
of the city's first planning department
in 1952, he was appointed deputy director of planning. He plans to enter the
private consulting field on a part-time
basis, in the field of municipal planning
and engineering.
Russell H. B. Jones, BASc, PhD<Wisc),
has retired as staff geologist for Columbia-Geneva division of U.S. Steel. Dr.
Jones, who joined U.S. Steel in 1930 as
a geologist for Oliver Iron Mining
Company in Duluth, Minnesota, has
conducted mineral investigations in
North and South America and Africa
and is author of several published reports on geologic surveys. Before joining
the company Dr. Jones was assistant
professor of geology at Indiana State
Teachers College.
77i/.v ii' a mosquito doing what it's told. Warm, wet air currents provide precision
guidance for yellow-fever mosquitoes.
Robert H. Wright, BA'28, MSc'30, PhD(McGill), former head of B.C. Research Council's chemistry division, is directing a new odour research programme. He hopes to
open the way to a rational search for new mosquito repellents, including repellents
to be taken by mouth and excreted through the skin.
Dr. Wright has already made significant contributions to basic understanding
of odour generation and detection, and has recently been awarded a large research
contract by U.S. Army medical research and development command.
Lyle A. Atkinson, BSA, MSA'35, general manager of Fraser Valley Milk
Producers' Association, has been elected
vice-president of the National Dairy
Council of Canada. Mr. Atkinson was
president of the UBC Alumni Association,   1928-29.
James E. Eades, BA, has been elected
sole Canadian representative on the
executive committee of the International Association of Industrial Accident
Boards and Commissions. Fifty U.S.
States, 10 Canadian provinces, Puerto
Rico, The Philippines, and New Zealand
are members of the Association. Mr.
Eades is chairman of B.C. Workmen's
Compensation Board.
Mrs. Everett C. Hughes (Helen MacGill), BA, PhD(Chic), is now living in
Cambridge, six minutes' walk from
Harvard Yard and 20 minutes' drive
from Brandeis University in Waltham,
Massachusetts. Her husband, after 23
years at Chicago University, accepted a
professorship at Brandeis in 1961, which
was just beginning graduate work in
sociology. Three of his former PhD
candidates at Chicago are colleagues,
and Mrs. Hughes writes that Brandeis,
with a total enrollment of 1800 and a
magnificent country campus has, like
Chicago, very high standards and the
experimental spirit. Mrs. Hughes gave
up the managing editorship of the
American Journal of Sociology when
she left Chicago, and is now doing
research at Brandeis and editorial work
at Harvard.
Albert E. Bailey, BA, PhD(Wash),
who has been with the Pennsylvania
Health Department for 11 years, is now
director of the Department's bureau of
administration. The bureau includes
the Health Department's divisions of
business management, personnel, vital
statistics and law. Dr. Bailey is a member of the surgeon-general's advisory
committee on biometry and epidemiology of the U.S. Public Health Service.
George F. Davidson, BA, LLD'55,
deputy minister of citizenship and immigration, has been seconded to carry
out the recommendations of the Glassco
Royal Commission on Government Organization. One of the best known senior
civil servants in the capital, Mr. Davidson's appointment to a position requiring
great diplomacy is widely commended.
Joseph Marin, BASc, MSUI1.), PhD
(Mich.), BA'58, head of the department
of engineering mechanics at Pennsylvania State University, during six
months' leave of absence gave a series
of 12 invited lectures in Moscow, Leningrad. Kiev and Tbilisi in the Soviet
Union under the auspices of the
Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R., at
universities and institutes of technology.
He was impressed by the high standards
of Soviet higher education and by the
quality of teaching and research. He
also lectured in Egypt, Israel and India
on a travel grant from the National
Science Foundation.
Ian    McTaggart    Cowan.    BA,    PhD
(Calif.), head of UBC's department of
zoology, has accepted a foreign visiting
lectureship awarded by the American
Institute of Biological Sciences. He will
lecture at universities in Maryland,
Virginia,   North   Carolina,   Georgia   and
30 Mrs. Douglas P.
Fraser BA'32
Louisiana on research which he and
other zoologists have in progress at
Mrs. Douglas P. Fraser (Dorothy
Johnson, BA), has won a prize of £100
for an essay on "What is Science for?"
The English scientific magazine Discovery offered two prizes for essays, one
by a scientist, the other by a non-
scientist. Mrs. Fraser won in the non-
scientist section. She is Osoyoos representative in the Okanagan-Mainline
University  Association.
Allan Bell, BA, MA'34, PhD(McGill),
has been appointed head of the chemistry division for Tennessee Eastman
Company Research Laboratories in
Kingsport, Tenn. Dr. Bell joined the
Eastman organization in 1937 as a
research chemist in the Eastman Kodak
Company Research Laboratory at Rochester. New York.
Alec S. Ellett. BASc, is vice-president
of Ellett Copper and Brass, a Vancouver
company formed in 1921 by his father,
a former London coppersmith. The
company has long been a western Canadian leader in the field of fabricating
stainless steel and non-ferrous alloy
products. A division of the family-
owned E'llett company, Elco Manufacturing, started in the enamelling
business by coating steel bathtubs and
vanities for an eastern company and
making glass-lined tanks under their
own brand name. It is now the only
custom porcelain enameller in western
G/C Harry C. Freedman, BASc,
MASc'38, who has been an RCAF
telecommunications officer since 1942,
has retired as director of radar and
data processing in Ottawa.
G. Cecil Hacker, BA, has retired from
the Public Library Commission after 11
years of service which included a term
as chairman. Formed under the provisions of the Public Libraries Act, the
Commission encourages and promotes
public library development in co-operation with other public bodies in B.C.,
and provides service for those who do
not have access to a local public library.
C. W. Ramsden, BA, has been elected
to the advisory board of Notre Dame
University College in Nelson. Mr. Ramsden has been with the Nelson News
Publishing Co. Ltd. for more than 29
years and is now its general manager
and publisher.
E.  Davie   Fulton
The    Hon.    E.    Davie    Fulton,    BA,
Minister of Public Works in the federal
Government, was elected in January,
by acclamation, leader of the Progressive
Conservative party in the province of
British Columbia. He plans to practice
law with his firm in Kamloops when he
returns to British Columbia and to open
an office in Vancouver.
William K. Gwyer, BASc. who joined
West Kootenay Power and Light Company in 1959, has been appointed
general manager of the company. Last
March, Mr. Gwyer co-ordinated the
emergency measures taken to establish
stand-by power across Kootenay Lake
after the bombing of the power span.
Recently he headed the $3,500,000 power
transmission expansion project undertaken to serve the increasing power needs
of the Okanagan area.
J. Bishop Thurber, BA, MA'37, geologist,   while  prospecting   with   a  compan-
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31 ion on behalf of Omineca Ventures for
lode deposits of precious or base metals,
discovered huge boulders of jade in the
bed of Vital creek near Takla Landing.
Mr. Thurber believes the lode to be in
the serpentine belt.
W. Gordon Fields, BA, MA(Stanford),
head of the department of biology,
botany and zoology at Victoria College,
has recently received his PhD from
Stanford University. Dr. Fields' main
interest is marine biology, especially the
study of the squid. His thesis, titled
"The Structure, Development, Food
Relation, Reproduction and History of
the Squid" will be published by the
California Fish and Game  Department.
Harold D. Knigbt, BA, BSc, an
engineer with Caltex Petro-Fertilizer
who has been stationed at Bahrain in
the Persian Gulf, is now on assignment
to the Company's plant at Escombreras,
Thomas E. Ladner, BA, has been
elected president of the Vancouver Bar
Robert T. McKenzie, BA, PhD(Lon-
don), author of British Political Parties
and teacher of political sociology at the
London School of Economics, is one of
Britain's top psephologists. Besides
teaching. Dr. McKenzie broadcasts on
current politics for the BBC and writes
regularly for the London Observer.
Gordon B. Morris, BASc, has been
appointed construction manager for
B.C. Hydro's Peace River project. Before    returning    to    B.C.    last    year   as
general manager of Perini Pacific Limited, Mr. Morris had a distinguished
career in mining, hydro-electric and
heavy construction engineering in both
North and South America.
H. Donald Cameron, BA. MA(Tor)
in mathematics and meteorological physics, is the new president of the Air
Transport Association of Canada. Mr.
Cameron joined the Department of
Transport as a weather forecaster, going
to Ottawa in 1946 as private secretary
to the transport minister and later becoming district controller for air services
in Winnipeg and Vancouver. At present,
Mr. Cameron is executive assistant to
the president of Canadian Pacific Airlines.
George W. Govier, BASc, MScfAlta.),
PhD(Michigan), dean of the faculty of
engineering at the University of Alberta
and the Province's top conservation
authority, has been appointed chairman
of the Alberta Oil and Gas Conservation
board. Dr. Govier is author of some 32
technical  papers.
F. Wells Brason, BA, MD(Tor.),
director of Harrisburg Hospital's Institute of Pathology and Research, is
the new president of the Pennsylvania
Association of Clinical Pathologists.
Before coming to Harrisburg, Dr. Brason was a research fellow in the department of bacteriology and immunology
at the University of Buffalo Medical
Anne B. Underhill
Joseph A. F. Gardner, BA, MA'42,
PhD(McGill), is the new head of federal
forest products laboratory at Vancouver.
Dr. Gardner was previously head of the
wood chemistry section of the laboratory.
Anne B. Underhill, BA, MA'44, PhD
(Chic), has been appointed professor
of astrophysics at the University of
Utrecht, Holland. Dr. Underhill has
worked with the Canadian National
Research Council, the Yerkes Observatory in Chicago and the Observatory
of Copenhagen. Since 1949 she has been
scientific collaborator of the Dominion
Astrophysical Observatory of Victoria,
Charles E. T. White, BASc, has been
appointed manager of electronic materials division of Cominco Products, Inc.,
Spokane, Washington. Mr. White will
be in charge of production and sales of
electronic  materials  in  the  U.S.
a peevish, irascible temper in control of
unpredictable oceans.
Your own warm personality may conceal an icy
lack of caution for the "uncharted" future
unless you plan on Life Assurance Protection
and Savings.
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installation of Principal Rae as fourth principal and second
vice-chancellor of Sir George Williams University. In a discussion with Principal Rae (left), he suggested that the alumni
of the 23 Canadian universities represented at the ceremony
should be welded into one strong alumni group which could
bring powerful moral and financial support to the cause of
higher education in Canada. In many cases the province
where they have made their homes is the one in which
graduates could contribute most. Principal Rae hoped that
discussion might take place between UBC's branch in
Montreal  and the Sir George Williams group.
Dr. Hobden, who is with Le Petit Journal, went to Paris
on a French government scholarship in 1938 and returned to
finish his doctorate at the Sorbonne after the War under DVA.
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Donald G. Ivey, BA'44, MA'46, PhD(Notre Dame), associate
professor of physics at the University of Toronto, received,
with J.N.P. Hume, a special citation for "The Best Science
Education Film of 1962" from the Thomas Alva Edison Foundation at the National Mass Media Awards dinner in New
York, on January 16. The award was for the film "Frames of
Reference" prepared by Drs. Ivey and Hume for the Physical
Science Study Committee's course in physics at Educational
Services Inc., in Cambridge, Mass. They have done four films
for this course. Drs. Ivey and Hume believe that society's
understanding of science leaves much to be desired, and for
this reason they are interested in this new physics course,
which reflects much more accurately than conventional courses
do the scientist's attitude towards science. They also have
prepared and presented many television programmes in
physics, both for in-school broadcasting for the CBC, and for
the Public Affairs Department of the CBC with the series
"Focus on Physics" and "Two for Physics." At present they
prepare a programme on physics about once a month for
the weekly science series "The Nature of Things."
The Physical Science Study Committee, composed of physics
teachers in universities, chiefly MIT, and secondary schools,
was formed in 1956 to develop an improved physics course
for secondary schools.
The PSSC physics course is designed to show students some
of the structure of physics and how it was discovered and
understood by human beings. Physics is treated as a single,
developing subject of study, where time, space and matter
cannot be separated. The programme, which is centred on
the laboratory, includes a new text-book, laboratory experiments and simplified apparatus, a set of films, achievement
tests, paper-back library and teachers' guide. About a third
of U.S. students taking high school physics are now using the
course. Translations of the PSSC text are being made into
Spanish, Japanese, French, Italian, Hebrew, Swedish and
In British Columbia high schools, many of the films made
by PSSC are already in use and in great demand, including
Drs. Hume and Ivey's award winning "Frames of Reference."
An advisory Committee of the Department of Education
under F. P. Levirs, BA'26, MA'31, assistant superintendent
(instruction), is advocating the adoption of the course by
1964, revised to make it a two-year programme for grades 11
and 12. Dr. D. L. Livesey, assistant professor in the department of physics, UBC, George H. Cannon, BA'48, MSc'54,
BEd'58, assistant professor in the College of Education, and
Theodore Ryniak, BA'50, BEd'58, teacher at King Edward
Adult Education Centre, are at present working on the
33 1944
Bernard C. Gillie, BA, BEd'51. resigned last spring after 31 years of
teaching in Greater Victoria, to become
superintendent of schools in the McKenzie district of the Northwest Territories. From his headquarters in Fort
Smith, N.W.T.. he will administer a
territory stretching from the Alberta-
Saskatchewan border to the Arctic
Islands and from the Yukon almost to
Hudson Bay. Principal of S. J. Willis
junior high school in Victoria since it
was opened in 1950, Mr. Gillie has been
a leading figure in education in British
Columbia and has twice been honoured
by the B.C. Teachers' Federation for
his services to the profession. He received the Fergusson Memorial Award
in 1957 and in 1961, life membership
in  the  Federation.
William   B.   Thompson,   BA,   MA'47.
PhD(Tor.), who for many years was a
senior research fellow in theoretical physics at the Atomic Energy Research
Establishment, Harwell, England, is now
director of theoretical physics at Cul-
ham, Berkshire, England. Today, Dr.
Thompson is recognized as a leading
authority on plasma physics. He represented England at the Atoms for Peace
Conference held in Switzerland and has
been guest lecturer at universities in
both America and Europe. His papers
on plasma physics have won him worldwide recognition. A book embodying
the   numerous   papers   he   has   prepared
and published on this phase of physics
will appear shortly. While at Harwell.
Dr. Thompson devoted himself to a
study of peaceful uses of atomic energy.
Many graduates will remember his
article on the Zeta Project published in
the Spring, 1958, issue of the Chronicle.
Robert H. Shewan. BSA. who for
many years was well-known in Alder-
grove district as a real estate salesman,
is now directing Langley farm broadcasts for CJJC Radio.
Peter F. Bargen, BA. MA'52, PhD
(Alta.), has been appointed superintendent of schools for the Edmonton
Public School Board. In his many years
in the field of education, Dr. Bargen has
given special attention to school finance,
school grants, local initiative in curriculum development and the legal
status of the pupil.
Harry D. Boyle, BA, is the publisher,
editor and reporter of the Whitehorse
Star, the Yukon's oldest paper which
was founded in 1900, two years after
the gold rush. Mr. Boyle operates his
paper from a cluttered desk in a two-
by-four office behind his printing plant,
and unsuccessfully tries to keep away
cranks, bores and oddballs by a lettered
sign over his door: "If it's not business—
news or ads—go away! We're busy." The
Star, operated as a weekly until two
years ago, now hits the street twice a
week and has a circulation of 3200. Mr.
Boyle's   boast   is   that   the   Star   is   an
Patrick L. McGe
independent newspaper, lending its support to such projects and causes as ma\.
in his opinion, best serve the community. He says that because of good
luck and fleet foot he has so far not
been hailed into court or personally
Albert F. Joplin, BASc. formerly
Canadian Pacific division engineer at
Revelstoke. has been appointed to head
engineering studies as part of CP's
investigation of development of its
downtown trackage. His duties involve
studies to determine the method of
relocating tracks and other property
which would be affected by the development programme.
Patrick L. McGeer, BA, PhD(Prince-
ton), MD'58. assistant professor in the
Kinsmen research laboratory of the
faculty of medicine, was elected to the
provincial legislature in the Point Grey
bye-election last December. Dr. McGeer,
the Liberal candidate, polled 12,885
votes over his nearest opponent.
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
YOU don't actually have to know more than a horse to train him
but you do have to convince the horse that you do. Same with
witch doctors and other ulterior individuals who set out to flummox
the citizenry; standard equipment with them is a mantle of mystery and an air of omniscience which make it much easier to sell
the snake oil or the genuine Kickapoo juice, for the customer who
becomes The True Believer is the one who doesn't know the score.
It follows that everyone should know the score and one of the best
ways, we think, is to keep track of what's going on in the world
by  following  the  news  in  a  comprehensive   newspaper   like  The  Sun.
34 A. Leslie Bewley, LLB'49, a deputy
magistrate for the city of Vancouver,
has ruled that a cave in a pile of broken cement can be a home, and that
the 61-year-old man living there is not
a vagrant and is not breaking the law.
The retired construction worker, too independent to accept charity, had been
arrested by the police, "for his own
good," as a vagrant.
Magistrate Bewley upheld the right
of a man to withdraw from society
if he wishes and deplored the trend
towards conformity. "You can take it
even further and say that anyone who
doesn't conform should go to jail. . .
The courts can't act as a welfare centre,
they can only apply the law."
Mervin    J.    Stewart,    BASc,    MS    &
PhD(Calif.), who has been associated
with Engineering-Science. Inc. of California and was formerly assistant professor at Northwestern University in
Evanston, Illinois, has accepted a position
with Associated Engineering Services
Ltd. of Canada. Dr. Stewart will be
based in Vancouver as consultant in
water and waste-water treatment technology as well as water and air
pollution control.
William A. T. White, BCom, has been
appointed executive assistant to the
director, Emergency Measures Organization,   Privy   Council   office,   Ottawa.
Hubert Rhodes, BSA, MSA'50, president of Algonquin Nurseries Limited of
Ottawa, has been associated with the
Nurseries since their establishment in
1957. Algonquin has recently acquired
200 acres of land at Merrickville, near
Ottawa, where they have already begun
development on 50 of these acres.
Industrial landscaping, nursery and
plant breeding will be the three main
businesses involved.
Montaeue L. Tyrwhitt-Drake, LLB.
whose family has been associated with
Victoria law for over a century, has
been appointed a B.C. county court
judge. His grandfather, who came to
Victoria from England in 1859, served
as attorney-general and judge of the
B.C. Supreme Court. His father was
registrar of the Supreme Court from
1900 to  1937.
Ronald P. Brandrith, BSA, has been
appointed officer-in-charge of the federal Plant Protection Division's office at
Edmonton. He previously held the same
position   in  Vancouver.
E. Vernon Herbert, BA, has been
appointed computer specialist in exploration for the California Standard
Company. He joined the California
Standard as a geophysicist in 1952 and
has recently completed various assignments related to electronic computer
John E. Holdsworth, BASc, plant manager at Park & Tilford's new distillery
in North Vancouver has developed a
new technique for drying the spent
grains remaining after alcohol has been
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produced. One of the chief factors in
the development of the system was the
very strict pollution control regulations
in the North Vancouver area which
allow no industrial effluent to be disposed of in the sewage system. The new
dry house represents a saving to the
company of up to 200 per cent over the
cost of a conventional dry house. The
dried product, extremely rich in proteins and vitamins, is an excellent
livestock feed and is marketed through
grain brokers.
George J. Mitchell, BA, MA'52, has
been appointed to the new post of
chief wild-life biologist for the Department of Lands and Forests in Alberta.
Mr. Mitchell has been with the Department for 10 years.
John B. Nuttall, BASc, MASc'51,
assistant professor of civil engineering at
the University of Alberta, is directing
a two-year experiment to determine the
fundamental aspects of erosion-effect of
meandering rivers on river banks. The
experiment is part of a programme of
fundamental research into the properties of sediment-carrying rivers. Professor Nuttall formerly worked with the
B.C. Power Commission and Crippen
Wright Engineering Ltd.  of Vancouver.
Mrs. Alan T. Ross (nee June Gremell,
BA), is director of a new Montessori
school for three and four-year olds in
Oakville, Ontario. Mrs. Ross completed
her training in the Montessori method
at the association's centre in Greenwich,
Connecticut last June.
Gordon R. Wright, BA, BSW'52,
MSW'54, has been appointed executive
director of the Family and Children's
Service of Victoria. Mr. Wright was
associated with the Family Service
Agency of Greater Vancouver for the
past nine years, and had a private
practice in family counselling for the
past three years. Last year he was consultant to the Jewish Family Service
Agency, and, as well, was responsible
for the establishment of the Burnaby
Branch of the Family Service Agency.
His wife is the former Barbara Beale,
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35 F/L William A. Parker, BPE'51, of RCAF Station Winnipeg, has found that useless
household objects can be used in his hobby of model aircraft building. The Silver
Dart Model, shown in picture, will be an exact replica of the first aircraft flown in
the British Empire at Baddeck, N.S. in 1909. The model will be presented to the
Royal Air Force College of Air Warfare at Manby, Lincolnshire, which up to now
has lacked a model of Canada's historic aircraft for its Air Museum. F/L Parker
hopes eventually to have a private museum of models of aircraft of the First World
War. both allied and German.
Thomas A. Wylie, BA, is director of
museums for the city of Vancouver. In
his charge are the City Museum (now
filling the whole of the old library
building at Hastings and Main Streets),
and the Vancouver Maritime Museum
in Haddon Park on Kitsilano Point.
George S. Denroche, LLB, has been
appointed to the newly-created office of
resident magistrate for the East Kootenays by the attorney-general's department. His function is to supplement the
services of local magistrates and preside
over magistrate's court hearings upon
their request. Mr. Denroche will hear
evidence in all preliminary hearings
requisite for committal for trial, if a
prisoner elects, or the magnitude of the
charge requires jury hearing.
David S. Owen, BA, has resigned as
vice-president of Webb & Knapp (Canada) Ltd., to head property development  in   Texas   for  oil-multi-millionaire
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Vancouver, B.C.
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of the Lower Mainland
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professional career in his father's law
firm before joining Webb & Knapp in
Angus Smith, LLB. Victoria city
prosecutor, has resigned to become assistant to the secretary of the Law Society
of Vancouver.
Benno P. Warkentin. BSA, PhD
(Cornell), has been appointed head of
the new soil science department established at Macdonald College near
Arnold King, BArch, and his partner,
Leo Lund, BArch. received their first
national award from the Canadian
Housing Design Council for the design
of Delbrook Garden Apartments, 71
apartments in 14 buildings on a naturally landscaped lot in North Vancouver.
Dalton L. Russell, BASc, formerly
plant metallurgist for Paragsha concentrator in Cerro de Pasco Corp., Peru,
has been promoted to superintendent of
the Company's Mahr concentrator, treating copper-lead-zinc ores. Both concentrators are over 13,000 feet in altitude.
Keith A. L. Hillman, BA, LLB'54,
has been appointed executive assistant
to the president, Western Plywood
Company Limited and Welwood-West-
ply Limited. After graduation he was
associated  with  the  Kamloops  law firm
of Fulton, Morley, Verchere and Rodgers, and more recently with the legal
division of B.C. Hydro and Power
Authority. He is past president of the
Vancouver Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Raph E. Morehouse, BSA, who has
been agricultural representative in Lunenburg-Queens district for the Nova
Scotia Department of Agriculture and
Marketing for the last five and a half
years, has been transferred to Kings
Gerard G. Duclos, BCom, MBA'60,
assistant professor of business administration at the University of New Brunswick, has been appointed deputy minister of labour for the Province. Mr.
Duclos has been associated with the
New Brunswick Department of Labour
for the past few years on various projects, including a study of industrial
safety services which led to the establishment of the New Brunswick Industrial  Safety Council.
Bruce K. Morrow, BA, BCom'57,
formerly assistant director at the Maiden Hospital in Boston ,has been
appointed co-ordinator of the Northwest Regional Hospital Council in
Saskatchewan. The Council is a voluntary association of 20 hospitals dedicated
to better patient care.
James W. Smith, BASc, MASc'55,
PhD(London), of UBC's department of
chemical engineering, has been appointed assistant professor in the chemical
engineering department of the University of Toronto.
John B. Mitchell, BASc, has been
promoted to acting mill superintendent
at the potash mine and plant of International Minerals and Chemical Corporation (Canada) Ltd. in Saskatchewan.
Mr. Mitchell has worked in senior mill
supervisory positions with MacLeod
Cockshutt Gold Mines, Algom Uranium
Mines, and Willroy Mines Ltd. in Ontario. He joined IMC in 1961 as process
Nigel W. Clark, MD, was seriously
injured when he plunged 150 feet down
a mountainside near Lillooet in January. Dr. Clark was leading a rescue
party carrying a youth who had fallen
down an ice-covered slope on the same
mountain. He is still in hospital in
Gerhard P. Zenner, BASc, MASc(Mc-
Gill), who joined Northern Electric Co.
Ltd. in 1956 as engineer in the communications equipment division, Montreal, is now a member of the scientific
staff of their research and development
Investigations,   Designs,   Supervision   Hydro   Electric   Developments
Hydraulic   Models,   Water   Supply   Projects,   Industrial   Structures,   Bridges
Dams,  Electric Power,  Photogrammetry and Aero Surveys
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36 1958
Mrs. David G. Garrow, (Barbara M.
Allan, MD), has spent the past year and
a half in post-graduate studies in neurology in London. England where she
was resident medical officer at Maida
Vale Hospital for nervous diseases. She
is now residing in Vancouver with her
husband. (For note of her marriage, see
page 38.)
Anadu Nnubia, MD, has just established his own hospital in Aba, Nigeria.
Since graduation, Dr. Nnubia has
worked at a teaching hospital at Ibadan,
with the Nigerian government for eight
months, and as a private practitioner
in the area. (A notice of his marriage
appears on page 38.)
Arthur MacD. Pearson, BSc. MSc'60,
has just returned from Finland where
he received his PhD in zoology at the
University of Helsinki. While in Finland, Dr. Pearson toured Europe with
the Finnish National Hockey League.
He is now in charge of a research project in wild game management in the
William D. Rion, BASc. who is in
England on an Athlone Fellowship, is
at present working with the Distillers
Co. Ltd. in Saltend, Hull. The second
year of his fellowship will be spent at
the Imperial College in London.
Brian N. S. Gooch. BA, MA'62, who
for the past year has been studying
towards his PhD in English literature
at Birkbeck College, London University,
has had his I.O.D.E. scholarship renewed.
D. Bir Mullick. MSA, has joined the
staff of the Brewing and Malting Research Institute in Manitoba. He will
be doing research on nitrogenous constituents of barley and malt, under
joint auspices of the Institute and the
National   Research   Council.
W. K. Oldham, BASc, has won a Ford
Foundation Fellowship for study at the
University of Texas for three years. He
will use the $10,200 scholarship to study
for  a  PhD   in  sanitary  engineering.
Donald C. Thorn, BASc. is with the
Department of Defence Production in
Ottawa where he has been investigating
the application to defense procurement
projects of critical path scheduling.
Critical path scheduling is a method of
examining a project systematically to
pinpoint the critical activities which
require special attention. It provides
quantitative data for scheduling without a reliance on intuition and rule of
thumb, and the effects of delays or
changes as a project progresses can be
assessed quickly and accurately.
Mr. Thorn is an associate member
of the Canadian Operational Research
R. Douglas Smith
G. Alan Dafoe, BA, has recently been
appointed social welfare worker by the
Department of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation of Saskatchewan. Mr. Dafoe
is at present a probation officer with
the corrections branch of the Department.
John Fraser Ricker, BSc, is a member
of a New Zealand Antarctic research
programme field party which is mapping and surveying the geology of the
Victoria Land mountain chain in New
Zealand's Ross Dependancy. During
three months in the Antarctic, the party
has sledged hundreds of miles, explored
previously unseen snowscapes and surveyed outstanding mountain features
for the first time. They were equipped
with two polar tents and two sledges,
each drawn by a team of nine huskies.
R. Douglas Smith, BA. is studying
economic geography at the University
of Adelaide, Australia, on a Rotary
Foundation Fellowship. Mr. Smith is
one of 137 graduates from 35 countries
who received grants from Rotary International, a world-wide service organization.
Dennis Walton, BASc(Tor.), MSc. has
been appointed West Vancouver planning officer. He was previously employed
by the planning division of the Department of Municipal affairs at Victoria.
Peter Morris, BSc(Nottingham), MSc,
is head of the National Science Film
Library which is being established by
the Canadian Film Institute and the
National Research Council in Ottawa.
While at UBC, Mr. Morris was one of
the founders of Cinema 16. He was
president of the Pacific Federation of
Film Societies and helped in the organization  of Vancouver's Film Festival.
William H. New, BEd, now a graduate
student at UBC, has been awarded a
$2000 I.O.D.E. Scholarship. He plans to
enter the University of Leeds as a PhD
candidate, where he will undertake an
investigation of certain parallel themes
in the literature of Canada, New Zealand and the U.S.
Paul S. Symchych, MD, is a paedia-
tric   resident  at  the  Children's  Hospital
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of Cincinnati, and plans to continue his
paediatric residency at the University of
Minnesota Hospitals in  Minneapolis.
Joseph Soos, Dip.For.fSopron, Hungary), MF, has joined the Edmonton
Parks Department. He will have charge
of a new division concerned with boulevard tree planting, river valley reforestation,   and   the   expanding   city   nursery.
James A. Ferguson, BCom, and John
S. E. Towgood, BCom, have received
prizes for their graduating essays. Mr.
Ferguson has won a $200 prize from
the Automatic Retailers of America
Educational Foundation. The Foundation, located in Los Angeles, has made
a matching grant to the faculty of commerce for academic work in automatic
merchandising or institutional food
Mr. Towgood was awarded a $50
prize by the Professional Marketing
Society of Toronto for a paper entitled
"An investigation of buying habits and
social stratification in the city of
William A. Gough, BSc, is now
development engineer in the technical
department of Cyanamid, in Niagara
Falls, Ontario.
Ernest R. Kanasewich, BSc(Alta.)
PhD, is a research assistant in the
Institute of Earth Sciences at UBC.
Before coming to UBC for his PhD.
Dr. Kanasewich was party chief in
charge of a seismic exploration crew in
Southern Arabia.
J. Norman Riley, BComfSt. Francis
Xavier), MBA, has joined the staff of
the Coady International Institute of St.
Francis Xavier University. Mr. Riley
was formerly director of education for
the Nova Scotia Credit Union League
and has had wide experience in credit
union education and publications. In
1961, at the request of the Institute, he
served for six months at Mwanza.
Tanganyika instructing at the Social
Training Centre there.
William Sharp. BASc, has gone to
Kenya for four years' service at a Pentecostal mission station at Sameta in the
Kisii country of Kenya. Mr. Sharp will
be headmaster at a new high school
being built there for Kenyan students.
He and his wife will be the first white
missionaries to settle in the area.
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37 Marriages
anderson-king. Harold Anderson to
Jocelyn T.  King,   BHE'60,  in  Ghana.
beck-jones. Edwin Gilbert Beck, BPE
'62, to Margaret Gail Jones, BSN'62
in Port Alberni.
brown-husband. Alan Charles McKenzie
Brown, BASc'59, to Alexandra (Alix)
Lindsay Husband,  BA'60, in Victoria.
chippindale-thomas. Nigel Kenneth
Chippindale, BSc'61, to Sonia Karen
Thomas, BA'62, in Vancouver.
coi.e-croker. Richard Stonnell Cole to
Sheila Stuart Croker, BA'58, in Palo
Alto, California, U.S.A.
cornwall-dobson. John Fitzalan Cornwall, BSA'62, to Arlene Alice Dobson,
in   New   Westminster.
drent-beacom. Jan Jansz Drent, BA'58,
to Janice Elizabeth Beacom, in Halifax. Nova Scotia.
klias-mackenzie. Dietrich (Dick) Elias,
BA'62, to Linda Dianne Mackenzie, in
t ood-chamberlin. Robert Alfred Food,
BCom'59, to Elizabeth Evelyn Cham-
berlin, in Victoria.
foster-dowsley. John Kemble Foster
BASc'61, to Dorothy Margaret Dows-
ley, BHE'61, in Vancouver.
garrow-allan. Dr. David Gordon Gar-
row to Barbara Muir Allan, MD'58,
in St. Andrews, Scotland.
hacking-leach. Ian McDougall Hacking,
BA'56, PhD(Cambridge), to Anne
Leach, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
HOBSON-DUNH4M     Larry   Gene    Hobson
to Allison Mary Dunham, BA'62, in
West Vancouver.
holmes-Montgomery. Clare Arthur
Holmes, BA'61, to Annette Mae Montgomery, in Vancouver.
nnubia-eronini. Anadu Nnubia, MD'58,
to Ulunma Umez Eronini, in Aba,
rankin-krantz. Michael James Bell-
Irving Rankin, BA'62, to Kathleen
Alice Krantz, in Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A.
roop-libby. Albert Gilliatt Roop to
Jeanette Marion Libby, BSN'61, in
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
sewell-.james. Allen Charles Sewell,
BCom'62, to Marjorie Christine
James, in Vancouver.
valentine-barnsley. Charles Peter Valentine, BCom'58, to Margaret Anne
Barnsley,  in  Calgary,  Alberta.
MR. and MRS. EVAN w. abercrombie,
BASc'50, (nee isobel e. Angus,
BSN'52), a daughter, Susan Elizabeth.
December 7,   1962,  in  Vancouver.
dr. and MRS. GORDON biely, BA'53, MD
'58, a daughter, Elizabeth Carol, December 22, 1962, in Montreal, Quebec.
dr. and mrs. e. g. davies, (nee lila m.
shields, BASc'49), a daughter, Sharon
Marguerite, January 14, 1963, in
Kerala, India.
MR.   and   MRS.   JAMES  ANSON   DRAPER,   BA
'57, a daughter, Maria Theresa, November 6, 1962, in Madison, Wisconsin,
MR. and MRS. JAMES E. eccott, BCom'55
(nee shirley-anne griffin, BA'54,
BSW'55), a son, Geoffrey William.
January 4,  1963, in Montreal, Quebec.
BEd'57, (nee c. e. norah mayne, BA
'54, BSW'55), a daughter, Cheryl
Norah, December 30, 1962, in Langley.
mr. and MRS. lucian a. gallinari, LLB
'58, (nee sally o'connor, BA'49), a
son, John Dino, January 1, 1963, in
MR. and MRS. ian b. kelsey, BPE'58.
MPE'59. a daughter, Cheryl Anne.
January 20,  1963, in Vancouver.
MR. and MRS. IRVING J. knight, BPE'56.
a son, Steven Bradley, February 3,
1963 in Lake Cowichan.
■   VIEVE GILMOUR BONE, BHE'51), a son.
January 24, 1963, in Montreal, Quebec
MR. and mrs. L. moore, (nee Margaret
a   son,   David   Kenneth,   January   26.
1963, in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
MR.  and   MRS. WAYNE MORGAN, BASc'62.
a daughter, Marianne Noel, December
28, 1962, in Cranbrook.
MR.  and   MRS.  J.  A.  S.  NEILSON,  BSA'46.
BA'47, a son, Brian Alexander, January 3,  1963, in Vancouver.
MR. and mrs. john p. r. nicolls,  (nee
nan hardie, BSA'50), a son, Roderick
Pethybridge     Ranking,     February     2.
1963, in Vancouver.
rev. and mrs. newton c. steacy, BA'52.
a son, Richard John, August 6,  1962.
in Prince George.
At Home
on the Campus
Dairyland products are delivered to UBC
every day; UBC-trained bacteriologists
staff the Dairyland laboratory; UBC's
Faculty of Agriculture has worked in
close cooperation with Dairyland for
many years.
Dairyland is proud of this long and
happy association with the University of
British Columbia.
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Milk Producers' Association.
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you'll have funds to cover such
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39 Deaths
Dorothy    G.    Taylor,    BA,    one    of
Canada's best known newspaper women,
breeder of champion livestock and
world traveller, died January 21, 1963,
at her home in Haney. She was 62.
Miss Taylor was the daughter of the
late Senator J. D. Taylor and succeeded
him as editor and publisher of The
British Columbian, the New Westminster newspaper.
She completed her education at the
Sorbonne      in      Paris      after      attending
Crofton House School and UBC, where
she began her newspaper career as a
member  of the   Ubyssey  staff.
Miss Taylor was one of the first
women to travel the Alaska Highway
at a time when the presence of women
was officially frowned on. Later she explored the Pyrenees with a donkey and
Brittany on a bicycle, then visited
Argentine's Rio Negro territory on the
A former president of the B.C. Jersey
Breeders' Association, she exhibited her
prize cows at agriculture fairs across
Canada while covering the events for
her newspaper. She was also a breeder
of prize-winning chickens, saddle horses
and  Irish  terriers.
Miss Taylor was a past president of
the Canadian Women's Press Club, the
New Westminster Soroptomist Club and
numerous agriculture and community
groups. She retired to Haney in 1954.
She leaves a sister, Mrs. M. L. Ernes,
and a nephew, R. D. Taylor.
Lieut.-Col. Emsley Lewis (Buck) Yeo,
BA (McGill),   MA,  died   on  Christmas
Day,  1962, after a short illness. He was
He retired two years ago after a
notable career in teaching and as a
coach and referee in rugby and basketball. He boasted the most authoritative referee's whistle in the west.
He taught at King Edward, at Vancouver Technical as vice-principal and
principal at Britannia, as principal at
Magee and Lord Byng.
He prized most his discovery and
training of Percy Williams, the Vancouver boy who won glory as a sprinter
in the Olympics of 1928. He lent
Williams   his   first   pair of track   shoes.
He  is  survived  by  his  wife,  and  son
and    daughter,    and    six    grandchildren.
Mrs. Joe Spence, nee Idelle Louise
Wilson, BA, MA(Clark), died December
23, 1962, at Barrie, Ontario, where she
and her husband had been living for the
past three years.
After study at London School of
Economics and Toronto she became a
research specialist, first at Queen's University, then in Toronto with the
Congress of Labour where she acted on
arbitration boards several times in
labour and wage disputes. She married
Joe Spence, an official in the Congress
of Labour. They both retired four years
ago. E. R. Bewell, BScAgiMan.), MSA
'31, is an uncle.
Stan Cox, BA, a teacher at Victoria
high school, died on May 18, 1962, after
open heart surgery. He leaves his wife,
Kay, and five small children, aged 1 to
Clifford H. Smith, BA(Sask.), BEd, a
popular Abbotsford junior high school
teacher, was instantly killed in a car
accident while driving to school on
December 17, 1962. He was a curling
coach and a member of a committee to
teach public speaking in secondary
schools in addition to his regular duties.
He leaves a brother and sister in
Mrs. Conrad H. Lamberton, nee Anne
Mary Woollam, BA, died on March 15,
1962. She leaves three children, Joanne,
6, John, 4, and Jim, 2, and her husband,
who also graduated, as a mechanical
engineer,  in   1950.
Mariska Funk, BEd, died in Kenya in
a motor accident. She was teaching at
the Hill School, a private British school,
in Eldoret. She was on her way to
Mombasa when the car turned over and
she was thrown out. An RAF helicopter
pilot nearby brought her to Nairobi,
but she died during the flight. Her
father survives her in Rydal, Pennsylvania.
Catherine Jean Sharp, BA, was killed
in an avalanche on Mount Whaleback in
Yoho national park on December 30,
1962. She was  22.
Nine men and four women, all UBC
skiers, were having a post-Christmas ski
holiday. They were all caught in the
Two managed to dig themselves out,
and all the party was rescued and revived but Jean Sharp who failed to
respond   to  artifical   respiration.
Jean, who was taking a year of
teacher training after graduation, is survived by her father, Dr. Robert F.
Sharp, BA'32, her mother and her two
brothers, R. Murray Sharp, BASc'59, at
the University of Western Ontario, and
David, in his first year at UBC.
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advising on bequests, making charitable donations, discarding a suit
or a pair of shoes.
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He sees your business from both sides of his desk.
He gets around because he's not just interested in
the facts of your business—he likes to get the "feel"
of it too. So when you sit down to talk banking
matters with him, he's ready to talk your language,
tackle your problems in an informed, constructive
way. Have you got a Royal Banker working for you?
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41 U.B.C. Alumni Association Directory
honorary president—N. A. M. MacKenzie, C.M.G., M.M. and Bar, Q.C,
BA, LLB(Dalhousie), LLM(Harvard), LLD(Mount Allison, New Brunswick, Toronto, Ottawa, Bristol, Alberta, Glasgow, Dalhousie, St. Francis
Xavier, McGill, Sydney, Rochester, Alaska, California, Memorial, British
Columbia) DCL(Whitman, Saskatchewan), DScSoc(Laval), President
Emeritus of the University of British Columbia.
Executive Committee: president—Frank E. Wal-
den, BCom'38, CA; past president—Wm. C
Gibson, BA'33, MSc(McGill), DPhU(Oxon.),
MD, CM(McGill); first vice-president—Paui
S. Plant, BA'49; second vice-president—Mrs.
John H. Stevenson, BA,BCom'40; third vice-
president—Alan M. Eyre, BASc'45; treasurer
—H. Frederick Field, BA,BCom'40, CA. members-at-large (Terms expire 1963)—Mrs. David
C. Ellis, BA'36; Roderick W. Macdonald, LLB
'50; John J. Carson, BA'43. (Terms expire
1964)—Mrs. Kenneth M. Walley, BA'46; Donald B. Fields, BCom'43; D. M. Brousson, BASc
'49;  Grant  R.  Donegani,  BSA'41.
Okanagan Mainline
president:  Dr. E. M. Stevenson, MD(Western
Ont.), 3105-31st Street, Vernon.
Armstrong—Ronald R. Heal, BSA'47, Box 391.
(iolden—Mrs. Trevor Burton.
kamloops—Roland   G.   Aubrey,   BArch'51,   242
Victoria Street.
kelowna—Gordon   Newhouse,    BA'58,    No.   2.
535  Rosemeade Avenue.
keremeos—Joseph A. (John)  Young, BCom'49,
MEd'61,   R.R.   No.   1.
i umby—Ken Johnston.
Oliver—Rudolf P. Guidi, BA'53, BEd'55, Principal, Elementary School.
osoyoos—Mrs.   Douglas   Fraser,   BA'32,   R.R.
No. 1.
penticton—D.   Grant  Macdonald,   LLB'59.  680
East  Nanaimo  Street.
revelstoke—Mrs. H. J. MacKay, BA'38,  202-
6th Street East.
salmon arm—C. H. Millar, BSP'49, Box 176.
summerland—Mrs.  N.  O.   Solly,  BA'31,   R.R.
No.  t.
British Columbia
chairman—Mrs. G. C. Kellet, BSc(Alta.), 1510
Fir Street, Prince George.
prince george—Rev. Newton C. Steacy,  BA'52.
1650 Juniper Street.
smithers—Laurence   W.   Perry,   LLB'50,   P.O.
Box 188.
vanderhoof—Alvin   W.   Mooney,   BA'35,   MD
and MSc(Alta.), Box 56.
williams lake—Mrs. C. Douglas Stevenson, BA
'27, Box 303.
East Kootenay
chairman—Percy     Pullinger,     BA'40,     BEd'56,
District   Superintendent   of   Schools,   Box   9,
cranbrook—Eric   C.   MacKinnon,   233   -   14th
Avenue S.
creston—R. L. Morrison, BA'28, BASc'29.
fernie—Kenny N. Stewart, BA'32, The Park.
invermere—Mrs. G. A. Duthie.
kimberley—Wm. H. R. Gibney, BASc'50, 26 -
1st Avenue, Chapman Camp.
West Kootenay
chairman—R.    J.   H.   Welton,    BASc'46,    1137
Columbia Avenue, Trail.
argenta—Mr. Stevenson.
castlegar—Edwin   McGauley,   BA'51,   LLB'52,
Box 615.
grand forks—James R. Henniger, MD'54, Box
nakusp—Donald Waterfield.
nelson—Leo   S.    Gansner,   BA,BCom'35,    c/o
Garland, Gansner & Arlidge, Box 490.
riondel—Herman Nielsen, Box 75.
rossland—A. F. Brooks, Box 351.
salmo—Dr. R. S. Smith.
Other B.C.  Contacts
ashcroft—Gordon H. S. Parke, BSA'52, Bonaparte Ranch, Cache Creek.
bella coola—Milton C. Sheppard, BA'53, BEd-
•54, Box 7.
bralorne—Charles M. Campbell, BA,BASc'38,
Manager, Bralorne Mines.
dawson creek—Mr. Roger F. Fox, BA'51, 412 -
99th Street.
Board of Management
Degree Representatives: agriculture—John L.
Gray, BSA'39; applied science—R. C. H. Rodgers, BASc'61; architecture—Ronald S. Nairne,
BA'47, BArch'51; arts—Mrs. L. Douglas Hayward, BA'41; commerce—Kenneth Martin,
BCom'46; education—Walter Hartrick, BA'47;
forestry—W. P. T. McGhee, BA'46, BSF'47;
home economics—Miss Patricia Creelman, BHE
'59; law—Bryan Williams, BCom'57, LLB'58;
library science—Robert Harris, BLS'62; medicine—George E. Morrison, BA'48, MA'51, MD-
•56; nursing—Mrs. J.H.Barclay, BASc'39(N);
pharmacy—Douglas B. Franklin, BSP'52; physical education—J. Reid Mitchell, BPE'49, BEd
'55; science—Anthony Davidson, BSc'59; social
work—Mrs. Douglas W. Fowler, BA'43, BSW
University Associations
Fraser Valley
president: Mrs. G. E. W. Clarke, BA'22, Box
1261, Abbotsford.
vice-president: Mr. Eric E. Lewis, BA'43, Box
1333, Mission City.
secretary-treasurer: Mr. John Wittenberg, c/o
Mrs. G. E. W. Clarke, Box 1261, Abbotsford.
members-at-large: Frank Wilson, MA'37, Box
178, Chilliwack; Judge F. K. Grimmett, BA'32,
Box 10, Sardis; Mr. Hunter Vogel, HA'58,
Cloverdale Paint & Chemical Co., Langley;
Norman Severide, BA'49, LLB'50, Severide
& Mulligan, Wright Building, Drawer 400,
Langley; Dr. Mills F. Clarke, BSA'35, MSA
'37, Box 176, Agassiz; Harold S. Keenlyside,
BA'35, 1184- 184th Street, R.R. No. 2, Cloverdale; Miss Jessie E. Casselman, BA'23, 14034
Marine Drive, White Rock; Mervyn M. Smith,
BA'34, 12283 N. 8th Avenue, R.R. No. 2,
Haney; Cecil Hacker, BA'33, Publisher, Abbotsford News, P.O. Box 40, Abbotsford;
William H. Grant, BEd'47, Box 37, Abbotsford.
Branches and Contacts
fort st. john—Art Fletcher, BCom'54, Supervising Principal, North Peace River High
School, Box 640.
hope—Roy Felix Thorstenson, BA'40, District
Superintendent of Schools,  Drawer  700.
ladner—L. L. Goodwin, BA'51, BEd'54, Principal, Ladner Elementary School, P. O. Box
lillooet—D. Ian Cameron, BA'49, c/o B.C.
Hydro Authority.
port mellon—L. C. Hempsall, BASc'50, Box
powell river—Donald Stewart, BASc'46, 4557
Willingdon Avenue.
prince rupert—Judge James T. Harvey, Q.C,
P.O. Box 188.
victoria—Robert St. G. Gray, BA'57, 1766
Taylor Street.
Canada (except B.C.)
Atlantic provinces—Dr. Parzival Copes, BA-
'49, MA'50, 36 Golf Avenue, St. John's Newfoundland.
caloary, alberta—Richard H. King, BASc'36,
Oil & Conservation Board, 603 - 6th Avenue,
deep rtvfr, Ontario—-Dr. Walter M. Barss,
BA'37, MA'39, PhD'42, 58 Laurier Avenue.
Hamilton, Ontario—Harry L. Penny, BA.BSW-
'56, MSW'57, 439 Patricia Drive, Burlington.
medicine hat—Harry H. Yuill, BCom'59, 473
First Street,  S.E.
Montreal, P.Q.—Lloyd Hobden, BA'37, MA-
'40, 28 Arlington Avenue, Westmount, Montreal 6.
Ottawa, ONTARIO}—Thomas E. Jackson, BA'37,
516 Golden Avenue, Highland Park Drive,
Ottawa 3.
Peterborough. Ontario—R. A. Hamilton, BASc'36, 640 Walkerfleld Avenue.
saskatoon, Saskatchewan—Dr. J. Pepper, BA-
'39, MA'41, Dept. of Chemistry, University
of Saskatchewan.
welland, Ontario—Charles Connaghan, BA'59,
MA'60, Box 238, Fonthlll.
senate representatives—Nathan T. Nemetz,
Q.C, BA'34; Mark Collins, BA,BCom'34; Donovan F. Miller, BCom'47.
Regional Representatives: okanagan mainline
—Dr. E. M. Stevenson; fraser valley—Mrs.
G. E. W. Clarke, BA'22; Vancouver island—
David R. Williams, BA'48, LLB'49.
Ex Officio Members: Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA
'51, BSW'53, director, U.B.C. Alumni Association; Gordon A. Thorn, BCom'56, MBA(Mary-
land), assistant director, U.B.C. Alumni Association; Roland Beaulieu, BCom'62, president
1962 graduating class; Douglas Stewart, A.M.S.
president; Malcolm Scott, Students' Council representative.
Vancouver Island
president—David R. Williams, BA'48, LLB'49,
Box 280, Duncan.
vice-president—John R. Caldwell, BA'48, LLB
'49, P.O. Box 820, Campbell River.
secretary—Mrs. J. H. Moore, BA'27, Narcross
Road, R.R. No. 2, Duncan.
alberni-port alberni—W. Norman Burgess,
BA'40, BEd'48, Box 856, Alberni.
Campbell river—Mrs. W. J. Logic, BA'29, Box
chemainus—Mrs.   A.   A.   Brown,   BA'45,   Box
courtenay-comox—Harold S. S. Maclvor, BAMS, LLB'49, Box 160.
ladysmith—Mrs. T. R. Boggs, BA'29, Box 37.
nanaimo—Hugh B. Heath, BA'49, LLB'50, Box
parksville-qualicum—J.   L.   Nicholls,    BA'36,
BEd'53, Principal, Junior-Senior High School,
Qualicum Beach.
victoria—David Edgar, BCom'60, LLB'61, 2667
Capital   Heights.
Australia—Edmund E. Price, BCom'59, Box
3952, G.P.O.. Sydney.
Uganda—Jane Banfield, BA,LLB'54, MA(Tor.),
Mary Stuart Hall, Makerere College, P.O.
Box 262, Kampala, Uganda.
united kingdom—Mrs. J. W. R. Adams, BA-
'23, Thurnham Grange, Thurnham near Maidstone, Kent, England.
United States
California, northern — (Chairman) — Charles
A. Holme, BCom'50, MBA(Western Ont.),
2478 33rd Avenue, San Francisco 16. San
Francisco—Dr. Oscar E. Anderson, BA'29.
MA'31, 185 Graystone Terrace; Santa clara
—Mrs. Fred M. Stephen, BA'25, 381 Hayes
Avenue; Stanford—Harold J. Dyck, BA'53,
Building 315,  Apt.   14,  Stanford Village.
California, southern—los anoeles—Mrs. Elizabeth Berlot, BA'40, #40 - 3806 Carnavon
Way, Zone 27.
Chicago, Illinois—Mrs. Richard H. Thompson,
BA'59, 7631 North Eastlake Terrace, Chicago
Honolulu, Hawaii—Donald M. McArthur, BA-
'21, 295 Wailupe Cir.
madison, Wisconsin—H. Peter Krosby, BA'55,
MA'58, PhD(Columbia), Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Wisconsin.
NEW york, new york—Miss Rosemary Brough,
BA'47. #4L-214 East 51st Street.
ohio—Mrs. Milford S. Lougheed, BA'36, MA
(Bowling Green), 414 Hillcrest Drive, Bowling
Portland, Oregon—Dr. David B. Charlton, BA-
'25, 2340 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box  1048.
Seattle, Washington—Daniel M. Young, BA
'52, 5143  N.E.  54th Street, Seattle 5.
spokane, washinoton—Don W. Hammersley,
BCom'46, 212 Symmons Building.
united namons—Arthur H. Sager, BA'38, c/o
United Nations, P.O. Box 20, Grand Central
P.O., New York 17, New York.
Other Countries
Israel—Arthur H.  Goldberg, BA'48, P.O. Box
1713, Haifa.
japan—Takashi   Kiuchi,   MA'60,    13,6-Chome,
ligura-machi, Azabu. Minato-Ku, Tokyo.
SUDAN—Allan C. Brooks, BA'48, c/o UNTAB,
P.O. Box 913, Khartoum, Sudan.
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