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EVERY      WALK      OF      LIFE      SINCE
18 17
Vol. 11, No. 4
Winter, 1957
Your Child's Education
Chairman University Division
U.B.C. Development Fund
I like to put
things in simple terms. Do
you want your
children and
to have a good
University education? If you
don't then you
can ignore the
present crisis
on the Campus.
If you do, then
you have a personal stake in the
success of University fund drives in general and in the appeal
of U.B.C. in particular.
For many years to come Canadian Universities will be short
of operating and building funds.
Right now, some of them, like
U.B.C, face a shortage which if
not eased immediately will bring
lower standards, restrictions on
enrolment, or both. Sufficient
amounts of money are not available from government sources;
these grants must be supplemented by generous gifts from the
No   one   can  foretell   govern
ment policy five, ten or fifteen
years from now. It may be that
in recognition of the challenge
of Sputnik, governments will invest larger amounts in education
than they do today. Even if they
do, I am convinced that Canadian
Universities will be first-class
Universities only if they are supported, in addition, by industry
and the public — as they are in
most parts of the free world.
Now we face a crisis at U.B.C.
which can only be overcome by
the success of the current drive.
Buildings must be under construction by next spring or U.B.C.
faces alternative of restricted
enrolment. Money must come
from all available sources—from
government and from everyone
who values education.
And this emergency, this challenge, presents to all of us an opportunity to demonstrate to governments that Canadians do
value education, that Universities do have the full support of
the voting public. This demonstration will help to ensure increased government grants in
the future, and guarantee your
child and your grandchild a good
University education when they
are ready for it.
The Alumni Association President, the Board W
of Management, The Executive Secretary and u.
The   Chronicle   extend   to   all  Alumni,   Best j&
Wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
The open book, with the inscribed words Tuum Est,
rests on the Coat of Arms of British Columbia.
The Latin inscription, in its setting, means that
the University belongs to the citizens of the
Contents Include: Page
Your Child's Education—
J. M. Buchanan     3
Guest Editorial—E. D. MacPhee...    5
Branch News     7
The President Reports—
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie     9
No News is Good News—
David Brock       11
Business Training in Our Society—
R. M. Bain 12-13
James Sinclair—A Profile—
James A. MacDonald  .14-15
The Honourable Eric Werge
Hamber—Sherwood Lett    .16-17
Toast to the University—
Sally Creighton    18-19
Class Reunions 20-21
Homecoming    22
Fall Congregation   23
A Scientist in the U.S.S.R.—
Dr. Cyril Reid 24-25
Gordon Commission Report—
Dr. John Davis  ...26-27
U.B.C. Development Fund—
Aubrey Roberts  29
Alumnae and Alumni—
Sally Gallinari 30-31
Campus News and Views  35
Sports Summary—R. J. Phillips ... 36
Marriages and Births  38
Published by the
Alumni Association of the University of
British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Editor:  Harry T.  Logan,  M.C,  M.A.
Associate   Editor:   James   A.   Banham,   B.A.'51
Assistant   Editor:   Sally   M.   Gallinari,   B.A/49
Board  of  Management
H. L. Purdy. B.A.'26 ; Past President, Nathan
T. Nemetz. Q.C., B.A/34 ; First Vice-President.
J. N. Hyland. B.Com.'34; Second Vice-President, Miss Rika Wright, B.A.'33 ; Third Vice-
President, Dr. W. C. Gibson, B.A/33; Treasurer, A.  P.  Gardner, B.A/37 ; Director, A. H.
Sager, B.A/38; Assistant Director, H. P.
Krosby, B.A/56: Editor, H. T. Logan, M.C,
B.Arch/52; D. F. Miller, B.Com/47; Mrs. G.
Henderson, B.A/31 ; J. M. Lecky, B.A/41;
Miss Mildred Wright, S.W.Dipl/45; W. A.
APPOINTEES: G. Dudley Darling, B.Com/39,
Peter Sharp, B.Com.'36, Nathan T. Nemetz,
Q.C., B.A/34 ; DEGREE REPRESENTATIVES: Agriculture, Dr. N. S. Wright,
B.S.A/44, M.S.A/46; Applied Science, M. A.
Thomas, B.A.Sc.'31 ; Architecture, J. B.
Chaster, B.Arch/53, M.Sc/55 ; Arts and Science,
Mrs. K. M. Walley, B.A/48 ; Commerce, T. R.
Watt, B.Com.'49: Education, R. N. Smith,
B.A/37, M.A.'Bl ; Forestry, Dr. J. H. G. Smith,
B.S.F/49; Home Economics, Mrs. A. R. Gillon,
B.H.E/48 : Law, N. D. Mullins, B.A/50, LL.B.
'51 ; Medicine, Dr. Thomas W. Davis, M.D.'56 ;
Nursing, Mrs. Eric L. Smith, B.A.Sc.(Nurs.)
'50; Pharmacy, Mrs. A. E. Jarvis, B.S.P/56;
Physical Education, R. J. Hindmarch, B.P.E.
'52 ; Social Work, Gerald K. Webb, M.S.W/55 ;
ALMA MATER SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVE:   Benjamin   Trevino,   A.M.S.   President
Editorial   Committee
Chairman: Harry L. Purdy; Members: G.
Dudley Darling, A. P. Gardiner, Harry T.
Logan, Nathan Nemetz, A. H. Sager, Peter
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE      4 E. D. MocPhee
The Editor's Page
Guest Editorial
The University and
the Business Community
By  DR.  E.  D. MacPHEE
Deon, Faculty ot Commerce
and Business Administration
A marked transformation has taken place since
World War II in
the relationships
of the University
and the Business
community. Stated generally,
each has discovered the other and
has found the ex-
perience a rewarding one.
It is not surprising that Business
should be little concerned with institutions whose graduates rarely ever
entered Commerce. Even as recently
as half a century ago, those who comprised the student body of the "older"
Universities and Colleges looked on
Business as a proper area of work for
the "lower" order of society; the graduate could be expected to enter one
of the established professions or political life or the foreign service; with
adequate explanations to friends he
could go to "the City". The Provincial
Universities of Britain, including the
Scottish, were less restrictive, but even
there the graduate would be unlikely
to enter Business, save as a professional or as a member of a family.
This tradition of aloofness from the
factory and the market-place was
paralleled by a suspicion held by Business men that College graduates
would be found to be "impracticable",
"idealistic", and "opinionated".
This mutual distrust began to disappear with the development of Engineering and Applied Science; more
recently, members of other University
Faculties have been accepted by the
Business world as reasonable beings
and have been welcomed as collaborators in the examination of Business
problems. These experiences predisposed business men to modify their
attitudes to the ivory tower and its
products; the rapid technological changes in Industry, the emerging of professionalism and specialisation in Commerce, growth in the size of Business,
and the consequent need for multiplication of Executives, combined to
encourage Business to examine the
possibility of recruiting young men
from the Universities. Fortunately,
many veterans returned to College,
and Industry was able to obtain a very
superior   initial   group   of   University
trained Businessmen.
Within a very few years, the Business community has reversed its position entirely. It now recognises that
the University has attracted many of
the best of the High School graduate
group — best in ability, in attitude,
in energy, and in prospective leadership. It has, of course, recognised that
the University is the only source of
many of the specialists now needed to
operate our complex commercial and
industrial system, to staff our offices,
and even to provide our technical
sales staffs. Even the professor has
gained in stature with the Business
community as interest in research has
gained momentum in the Business
world. He is now regarded as a repository of many of the newest techniques, much of the basic science, and
as the inventor of many of the new
ideas and practices, both technological
and social. Industry has become geared to change and the University professors have become recognised as the
prime movers in such changes.
Business, moreover, has become persuaded that the education and training
of their staffs is on the one hand a
sound investment, and on the other, a
project which Business itself cannot
carry out effectively. The growth of
evening classes both in High Schools
and in Universities, the development
of schools of management lasting for
weeks or even months, the readiness
of Business to contribute both the
time and the fees of Executives concerned in these programmes, — all
of these indicate a wide-spread concern as to the importance of continued
education by Businessmen. It is true
that not all of our graduates become
satisfactory members of the Business
team, but Business and professions
alike are finding that on average, the
University graduate is a much better
risk than the non-University man as
a prospective member of the Executive group.
In this changing climate of opinion,
it is much easier for the University
to demonstrate to the Business community the necessity for substantially
increased facilities and it is much
easier for the Business man to see that
without this increase he will neither
be able to get the quantity nor the
quality of men he requires to carry on
his operations. It is doubtful if either
group yet realises the extent to which
the Businessman, either as benefactor
or tax-payer, must go if his educational demands are to be met. Education has so long been regarded as primarily a function of Government and
Government alone, that Dr. Foley's
challenge to the Businesmen of this
city will become more and more evident as the years pass: "but Businessmen must do more than regret the
inability or unwillingness of Government to rise to the needs of the times".
From the Mail Bag
"The excerpts of your Alaska speech reproduced in The Chronicle were very stimulating.
There are many of us in this country who
have felt for many years that such things
should be said in public. The difficulty has always been, of course, that most of our own
countrymen have themselves been looking
"I trust this will be the first of a trend supported by others in your field, as well as private individuals like myself. This latter group
will no longer have to feel alone in the desert.
"Despite the cross-play of communications,
many of us still look to the University for
leadership. I am sure you will not have to
look  far  for  continued  support."
Bob Currie, B.A. '49,
3912 Qu'Apelle Drive,
Regina,    Saskatchewan.
"The country itself is very interesting with
changing scenery, topography, and I believe
365 rivers and creeks. Belize, the capital, is in
swamp land and is by no means a tourist
attraction. The many islands (cayes) sheltered
by a great reef, provide ideal vacationing and
are from 9-20 miles from Belize. I am in
Cayo, 72 miles from Belize and 10 miles from
the Guatemalan boundary. It gets quite cold
here at night and occasionally the temperatures soar to 104° in the day. Humidity is
100f/r and a reminder of Vancouver is "the fog,
up to i* :00 a.m.
"The people are new to me; certainly not
like the West Indies. Belize is mostly those of
Negro descent; the South is Carib, the original
inhabitants of the West Indies and Indians ;
and the North and West are Spanish and
Maya Indian. In my district Spanish is the
language and so Spanish are the customs. I
have not got used to either as yet. There's a
large percentage of Maya Indians ; hard working people but they never seem to advance.
Pretty   good   people   to   deal   with.
"Despite everything, we do get some work
done. I have been working on a pasture subsidy scheme for improving pastures and livestock. I am very satisfied with the response
but it will mean probing the farmers every
month or two. They soon lose interest. This
country can be a large cattle producing area.
The grass grows overnight and cattle can be
produced  cheaply.
"I have been receiving the U.B.C. Chronicle
and Reports quite regularly and am glad to
read of the large expansion programme at
Reg  Pitt, B.S.A. '56,
Department   of   Agriculture,
Belize,   B.   Honduras.
P.S.  Enclosed is a contribution for the Alumni
Staff of the U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle inspect
another journal in the office of The Editor, Col.
H. T. Logan (centre). Associate Editor Jim Banham
points out an interesting layout to Col. Logan and
Assistant Editor Sally Gallinari.
U. B.  C.    ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Royal Bank Manager Takes King-Size
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What's our Royal Bank man doing way up there?
High among the distillation towers of a big Alberta
chemical and cellulose plant, he's learning something
new about his client's processing operations. He is
interested partly from natural curiosity, but mostly
for good banking reasons.
He knows that budgets and balance sheets are
only part of the story. He likes to get the feel of any
company he serves—its technical progress, its market
strategy, its potential, its personnel. That way he
can bring his specialized banking knowledge more
effectively to bear when questions arise and plans
are being made.
The Royal Bank manager in your area has the
same approach to his job—and to your banking
needs. His experience, his fund of information, his
range of contacts are always growing. He's a man
who knows his business, and works at it.
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Branches
A busy schedule of speeches, luncheons and sightseeing tours awaited
President Norman A. M. MacKenzie
when he visited New York City in the
first week of October. Arriving early
in the morning on Friday, October 4,
Dr. MacKenzie was whisked away by
U.B.C. Alumni for a quick coffee before being taken to Hotel Waldorf
where he was the principal speaker at
a luncheon attended by twenty-five
visiting Presidents and high officials
of twenty-one Canadian Colleges and
According to a report in The New
York Times, the Canadian educators
complained at a news conference held
in connection with the luncheon that
United States corporations operating
in Canada lagged behind Canadian
corporations in making grants to Canadian Colleges and Universities. The
luncheon was also attended by twenty-
eight corporation executives and heads
of foundations particularly concerned
with University work.
Following the press conference, Dr.
MacKenzie and the other Canadian
educators were guests at a banquet
sponsored by The Canadian Universities Club of New York at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Guest speaker
for the occasion was the Hon. Lester
B. Pearson, former Minister of External Affairs. In his address he
stressed particularly the export of
"brains" from Canada to the United
States and the considerable influence
they were having on the development
of the American economy.
Highlight of the banquet was the
presentation to Mr. Pearson of an
"Award of Merit". It was given for his
"leadership in the cause of peace" and
for his "interpretation to the nations
of the world of that heritage of freedom which is the foundation of Canada's greatness".
Dr. MacKenzie and the other Canadian educators were also taken for an
extensive tour of the United Nations
on the following day. Hopes of a special get-together with U.B.C. Alumni
outside of the official functions failed
to materialise because of the very
tight schedule arranged for him.
New York was the scene recently of a meeting of Canadian University heads, who placed before
American companies having business interests in Canada, the needs of Universities north of the border.
U.B.C. graduates who joined President N. A. M. MacKenzie for dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of
Modern Art are, left to right: Dacre Cole, Wendell Forbes, Rosemary Brough, President MacKenzie,
Mrs.   Leslie  Fournier  and  Mr.   Fournier,  Willard  A.  Thompson,   Elizabeth   Balfour,   and   Maurice   Soward.
Don Chutter, B.Com.'44, retiring president of the
Ottawa Branch of the U.B.C. Alumni Association,
hands over the gavel of office and congratulates
Victor Johnston, B.Com.'44, on his election as
president. The Hon. Howard Green, minister of
public works in the federal government, and
speaker at the annual meeting of the Ottawa
branch,   looks  on.
A most active and efficient member
of the organizing committee for the
banquet was Miss Rosemary Brough,
B.A. '47, President of the U.B.C. Alumni Association Branch in New York.
Other U.B.C. Alumni active in the arrangements were Wendell Forbes,
B.Com. '48; Dacre Cole, B.A. '48, and
H. A. Pearse, B.A.Sc. '23. Among other
U.B.C. Alumni attending the banquet
were Maurice Soward, B.A. '47; Capt.
H. E. Bramston-Cook, B.A.Sc. '24,
M.A.Sc. '25 and Mrs. Bramston-Cook;
Leslie Fournier, B.A. '21, M.A. '23,
Ph.D.(Calif.), and Mrs. Leslie Fournier, B.A. '21; Miss Evelyn C. McKay, B.A. '19; H. L. Keenleyside, B.A.
'20, LL.D. '45 and Mrs. Keenleyside,
B.A. '20; E. Hannel Cassidy, B.A. '30;
Willard A. Thompson, B.A. '23; Miss
Elizabeth M. Balfour, B.A. '40; Donald
A. McGill, B.A. '40, and Mrs. McGill.
The Hon. Howard Green, Member of
Parliament for Vancouver-Quadra and
Minister of Public Works, was the
guest speaker at the annual meeting
of the Ottawa Branch on September 26.
The meeting was very successful, and
more than 90 Alumni (counting husbands and wives) were present.
Don Chutter, B.A.'44, retired from
the Presidency of the Branch after
eighteen months of successful leadership. Elected new President was Victor
Johnston, B.A/44, Director of Economics in the Department of Defence
Production. Other members of the new
Executive are Charles Marshall, B.A.
'50, Frederick Lipsett, B.A.Sc'48, M.A.
Sc'51, Miss Diane Joan Marlow, B.A.
'37, Miss Katherine Capes, B.A.'49,
Miss Veronica "Bonnie" Mcintosh,
B.A.'29, and Don Chutter.
Professor Stanley Read of the Department of English was the guest
speaker at the annual meeting of the
Seattle Branch, held in the Benjamin
Franklin Hotel on Wednesday, November 6. Arthur H. Sager, Director of
the Alumni Association, also was present at the dinner meeting.
Elected President of the Branch for
1957-58 was R. A.  Montgomery, B.A.
Alumni attending the meeting included Stan Arkley, B.A.'25, and Mrs.
Arkley, Claude W. Creelman, B.A.'17,
and Mrs. Creelman, Ronald N. Smith,
B.A.'31, M.A.'33, Ph.D. (Purdue), and
Mrs. Smith, Miss Bernice W. Baycroft,
B.A.'48, B.S.W.'49, M.S.W.'52, Miss
Sophie Birch,B.A.'48, M.S.W.'53, Mrs.
Ralph E. Giesey, B.A.'48, R. J. Boroughs, B.A.'39, M.A.'43, and Mrs. Boroughs, B.A.'39.
The annual dinner and dance of the
Victoria Branch was held on Friday,
November 1, in the Club Sirocco. Approximately 230 Alumni and friends
from all over B.C. as well as from
other Provinces turned out to make
the affair "most successful" (quoting
Branch Secretary Constance Holmes,
LL.B.'Sl). Among the attending Alumni were Dr. Harry Hickman, B.A.
'30, Principal of Victoria College, and
Mrs. Hickman, B.A.'33, M.A.'35. A
special arrangement of "Hail U.B.C."
played by the band was received with
enthusiasm by the Grads.
—H. P. K.
The Eleventh Annual High School
Conference will be held at U.B.C. on
February 21 and 22, 1958. This year
the Conference will be aiming for student representation from more than
150 B.C. and Yukon high schools. The
B.C. Teachers, the B.C. Parent-Teachers along with the University Administration and the Alma Mater Society,
are sponsoring the Conference. The
Alma Mater Societies Conference Committee, headed by Russ Brink, is
already hard at work.
Delegates will hear from several
members of the Faculty and from a
number of student leaders. Every
effort will be made to give the high
schoolers a true preview of University
life. The real success of the Conference,
of course ,will depend on how well delegates pass along to their fellow students what they have learned.
announces Ihe
incorporation of
to receix'c
• For Religious and Educational Purposes
• For the promotion and advancement of
Dioceses, Churches, Parishes. Missions,
Seminaries  and  Institutions.
• For  other  Programmes  and  Projects  within
The Anglican Church of Canada.
I'or  Information:
Rev. Canon H. R. Hunt, Secretary,
Chinch House,
Six Hundred Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE the president reports
The Faculty
and the
In Higher Education
President N. A. M. MacKenzie
On June 12 last I was invited to
speak at the Annual Meeting of the
Canadian Association of University
Teachers in Ottawa. In view of the
present rapid expansion of our own
University in numbers of Students,
Buildings and Faculty, the following
paragraphs taken from the address
which I gave on that occasion may be
of some interest to you. They will
give you a glimpse of some of the
thoughts which are passing through
the minds of those of us whose duty
it is to plan and devise University
"There can be no avoiding the fact
that College and University enrolments will almost certainly be doubled
by 1970. This is not a matter of
guesswork. The children who will
reach entry to the Universities in
1956 have already been born; the only
question is how many of them can
find places . . . The realities of the
international and economic situation
compel us to try to keep pace with
developments both to the North and
to the South of us. It is a sobering
thought that, despite our large numbers of students, and despite our
prosperity, in Canada we are at the
present time educating at the University level only 4.94 per thousand of
the population compared with 15 in
the United States and 19.6 in the
Soviet Union . .  .
"The problem of finding sufficient
equipment, buildings, laboratories, is
obvious. Equally challenging, and this
is more relevant to our discussion
here today, is the task of finding Staff
. . . The policy of depending too much
on our friends to provide for our
requirements is as dangerous as it is
degrading. The only long-term answer
must surely be to depend upon our
own endeavours and make the career
of University teaching sufficiently
attractive to draw and retain an in
creasing proportion of our own young
people. Apart from the attraction of
salaries, we must be able to offer the
incentives of good libraries, laboratory facilities, and perhaps most of
all, a reasonable amount of free time
to devote to scholarly use with full
independence . .  .
" We must also make more effective
use of teaching resources, both human
and mechanical, to enlarge the effective scope of the able teacher . . .
On the mechanical side, Television
is already opening new possibilities.
Many of us are automatically suspicious of "gadgets" in Education,
but surely the introduction of Television is no more revolutionary than
the first use of the printed word centuries ago. I would be the last to wish
to see the personal element taken out
of the classroom, and I am conscious
of the danger of students' becoming
passive spectators in Education, but
I do not feel that these evils automatically follow the greater use of
Television. In any event, the shortage
of well-prepared College teachers may
force us to incorporate some new educationally desirable features into our
work. The Industrial Revolution
demonstrated that increased use of
mechanical power released rather than
confined the human spirit. Is it not
time for a similar release in Education ?  . . .
"I have spoken hitherto about the
demands that will be made upon the
Faculty. There are also rewards that
can be expected from an admittedly
difficult situation. One immediate
point is that the Universities already
face competition for personnel from
each other, from industry, and from
Government and business, and this
bidding is bound to push up salaries.
The laws of supply and demand are
going to make University teaching
much more attractive financially, and
this will probably mean an enhanced
status for the professor in the community. I hope it will not lead to over-
concentration on materialistic goals.
We frequently criticise Society for
this very fault. No one regrets the
passing of the threadbare scholar,
but I hope that, even when his financial status improves, the University
teacher will retain that devotion and
dedication which even in these difficult times seems to be a characteristic
of University teaching. Few of us
would ever have entered University
work if wealth  was our goal  .  . .
"In the next few years almost every
University is going to be engaged in
an ambitious building programme. As
we know, the physical plant of most
Universities is sadly deficient, (I, of
course, think my own is worse than
most), and there is the need to embark
on a good deal of construction. Happily, there is plenty of evidence of an
increasing public awareness of the
necessity for this. I am particularly
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World Mildly Amusing
No News Is Good News
Christmas at the
University of Torino is a gay season, full of the
spirit of one
hardly knows
what. Faculty and
students are
wholly relaxed. In
fact, at the special squeezometer
set up jointly by
the Departments
of Psychology and Social Work, the
average student or professor cannot
even close his fingers round the handle,
let alone squeeze it, thus exhibiting
100% relaxation.
Enormous signs, painted by the Department of Billboard Science, everywhere proclaim the slogan: LOSE
YOUR GRIP! Or, in the Department
Future key-men of the External Affairs brains-trust laughingly pretend
to have lost their diplomatic pouches
along with their grips, but this is only
a well-groomed Yuletide prank. In
reality, they must attend countless
cocktail parties, as serious training
for their careers in the capitals of the
world, and after two weeks of Christmas they have very pronounced diplomatic pouches under their eyes.
The School of Commerce has this
year offered a course in Office Parties,
including much concentrated lab-work
at Yuletide (tide in this case implying
a physical flow and a mental ebb, with
a tidal bore each way). In a special
lab restricted to honors students, little
tins of pressurised whipped cream are
squirted in people's faces. The young
actors are called upon to play various
roles, such as Rising Young Executive,
Risen Old Executive, Important Client,
etc., but their lines and business are
somewhat similar. They chase slave
girls round the desks, practise phoning home, hold mirrors to the mouths
of men lying under the desks, and indulge in the difficult art of singing old
familiar ditties after forgetting the
words and tune.
The School of Journalism each year
collects and prints Christmas messages
from assorted members of the Faculty,
skilfully re-written by skilled re-write
men. Here are some of this year's messages, selected (as they were spoken)
completely at random.
Dr. Hulagu Knackpuss, Department
of Philosophy: "Let's keep religion
out of Christmas, so as to make it
tolerant and universal. Religions have
always bred tension and strife. Surely
there are other times of year for
Dr. Trillingford Hampion, Department of Psychology: "Christmas is a
challenge. Even when it has destroyed
your creational values and your experimental values, it still leaves you
some choice of attitudinal values. How
will YOU accept the suffering? How
will YOU salvage some oportunity
from the mental, physical and financial wreckage of a modern December?"
Dr. Budlington Wrinch, Department
of Psychiatry: "There is a form of
Christmas psychosis, vulgarly known
as going crackers. And I should like
to add that New Year resolutions are
a bad thing too. A change in the personality can cause brain tumors. Besides, how do you know anyone will
LIKE your new personality ? Laugh
that off, and a merry Christmas, all."
Dr. Amy Bliskett, School of Social
Engineering: "Just remember, when
Christmas brings visitors you can
hardly recall between their annual
appearances, isn't that better than
seeing them every day?"
Dr. Issachar Trimp, Department of
Chemistry: "I just want to wish all
our boys everywhere the very best of
Dr. Cosmo Schloop, Dept. of Creative Writing: "Don't you think Christmas has been terribly, terribly overdone ? We want to go down into the
grassroots, where the rodents and the
sexton beetles are. Mind you, I could
go for a Christmas story about a logger . . . it's so Canadian . . . nobody
else cuts down trees. Or I'd take a
Christmas study of a small boy in love
with a woman next door who is 59 and
has some really West Coast type of
post-traumatic dementia."
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Business Training
In  Our Society
In conjunction with Fall Congregation ceremonies the
newly-formed Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration sponsored an Institute on The Goals and
Responsibilities of Business Education. In this article a
member of the Faculty sums up the discussions which
took place and outlines some of the problems raised during the three-day Institute.
By R. M. BAIN, B.A., B.Com.'36
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration
To mark the establishment in 1956
of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration a series of
meetings was held during the week
of the 1957 Autumn Congregation,
comprising a luncheon sponsored by
the Board of Trade of Vancouver, an
Institute on Goals and Responsibilities
in Business Education and a Congregation Address by Principal Mackintosh of Queen's University on the
functions of such a Faculty.
A distinguished group of speakers
took part: President MacKenzie presided at the opening session of the
Institute.    The    speakers    were:    Mr.
Harold S. Foley, Chairman of the
Powell River Co., Ltd.; Dean S. N. F.
Chant, of the Faculty of Arts and
Science (U.B.C); Mr. J. F. Stewart,
President of the Canadian Bank of
Commerce; Senator D. Cameron, Executive Director of the Banff School
of Advanced Management; Dr. J. V.
Fisher, Economic Adviser for the Province of B.C.; Dean H. C. Gunning, of
the Faculty of Applied Science
(U.B.C); Dean E. D. MacPhee, of the
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration (U.B.C).
At the Autumn Congregation, Honorary degrees were conferred on four
of the speakers: Principal Mackintosh,
Mr. Foley, Mr. Stewart, Dr. Fisher,
and on Mr. Leon Koerner and Mr. W.
G. Murrin.
All speakers were of one mind in
emphasising the growing complexity
of modern life and the increasing dependence of Western society on its
educational institutions. All believed
that education for business must include study of the humanities and social sciences. Dean Chant stated in
this regard:
"Any realistic concept of education can
never be a static one. Education must change
in keeping with the progress that takes place
in  the  ways  of  men.
"But not all change is progress and higher
education should not be shaped by the pressure
of circumstances or permitted to drift with
the  shifting  current  of  popular  appeal.
"Our highly industrialised civilisation will
endure only if it is cared for by persons who
have both competence and the wisdom which
comes from a wide understanding of man's
Mr. Foley, in addressing the first
meeting, spoke of the historical
growth of social interests among
businessmen. He emphasised a need
for the business community to develop
a clear conception of its social as well
as economic responsibilities, and stated that our present social system will
falter in its competitive struggle with
ether ideologies if it does not give
greater attention to its educational
institutions. The maintenance of most
Canadian Universities has in the past
been primarily the function of government, "but businessmen must do
more than regret the inability or unwillingness of government to rise to
the needs of the times."
Mr. Stewart and Senator Cameron
spoke of the growing interdependence
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be considered a lifetime activity. To
Mr. Stewart there was an important
difference between "training" which
might be considered as restricted to
vocational techniques, and "education"
which should include not only liberal
arts studies but also development of
the will to learn, development of capacity to think intelligently and of
leadership qualities. Training in technical aspects of business, he felt,
could be provided for the educated
person subsequent to entry into employment. Businessmen therefore have
an obligation not only to support institutions of higher learning for the
young, but also to further the post-
institutional education of their executive personnel.
To Senator Cameron the rapidly expanding field of management education is one of the most exciting developments in the field of adult education.
A review was made of recent trends
in the growth of adult business education — the rapid expansion of evening courses, in-service training of
employees, and post-graduate institutional programmes. The complexity of modern educational requirements has led to several concerted
efforts, now in progress in the United
States, to determine the position of
business education in the larger field
of general education and to discover
the most desirable curricula and
teaching methods. There is an urgent
necessity for greater support for research in all the social sciences.
Dr. Fisher, speaking as a governmental administrator, stated that in
public service the capacity to learn
continuously throughout one's career
was essential. Civil servants require
not merely professional skills but education in "humanistic discipline".
Dr. Mackintosh and Dean Chant
welcomed the comparatively recent development of Faculties of Commerce
and Business Administration as an essential means of providing a liberal
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One of the panels of distinguished businessmen and educators which took part in the Institute on the
Goals and Responsibilities in Business Education held in conjunction with U.B.C.'s Fall Congregation
ceremonies. Left to right are: Dr. J. V. Fisher, economic adviser to the B.C. government; Dr. E. D.
MacPhee, Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, U.B.C; Dr. James. Stewart,
President of the Canadian Bank of Commerce; Dr. Harold E. Foley, President of the Powell River Co. Ltd.,
and   Senator   Donald   Cameron,   Executive   Director   of   the   Banff   School   of   Advanced   Management.
terested in business careers who
would, without such facilities, tend to
restrict their education to technical
training. Business education must
comprise a judicious merging of liberal arts and technical courses. An
integration of the two should be
achieved which assists in the development of those intellectual qualities
necessary   to   enlightened   leadership.
Dean Gunning's address dealt with
the problem of giving an adequate liberal arts content to professional engineering courses. A balance must be
struck between the demand for increased technical training arising from
the pervasive nature of new developments in technology, and the demand
for more liberal education caused by
the increasing number of engineering
graduates who find themselves, relatively early in their careers, advancing
into professional or industrial management positions.
Dean E. D. MacPhee of the Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of B.C. dealt
with a number of unsolved problems
confronting business educators.
There is some question of whether
or not business training in schools below the University level should be restricted as at present to purely technical skills. In his opinion business
education at that level might well include an understanding of the social
and business environment in which the
technical skills are exercised.
Another issue involves the question
of whether business education is subject-matter primarily for an undergraduate university programme, or
for post-graduate work, or a combination of the two. Dean MacPhee believed that business education .could
effectively be given at the under-grad-
uate level. In speaking of the programme of his own Faculty he stated
that its limited objectives were all
adapted  to   the  undergraduate  level.
The undergraduate programme should
provide a study of a broad range of
human disciplines, consistent with
carefully chosen standards of technical
competence in a business field of the
student's choice, the whole course of
studies integrated in a design to stimulate independent thought on the part
of the student and the development of
his own social values.
This position was supported by
members of the audience representing
several professional societies.
In relation to the post-institutional
recommendations of Mr. Stewart and
Senator Cameron, Dean MacPhee reviewed the adult educational programme of his Faculty. There are
eight programmes catering to over
1600 students enrolled as members of
business and professional organisations in B.C.
Members of the audience raised the
issues of making University courses
available in the interior of the Province, and also that of modifying university entrance requirements to assist
businessmen presently without the
necessary academic qualifications to
take specialised business courses. Most
small business and professional firms
cannot afford the in-service programmes made available to employees by
large organisations. In reply members
of Faculty pointed out the financial
problems involved and the contentious
nature of University entrance qualifications. The issues however were evidence of the active interest of the
business community in educational
The closing session of the Institute
was distinguished by an expression of
appreciation to Dr. Ellis H. Morrow,
Professor Emeritus of Commerce who
directed the former Department of
Commerce at U.B.C, and laid the academic foundation which made possible
the establishment of the present Faculty.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Signing the International Halibut Treaty on
March 2, 1953—the Hon. James Sinclair
(second from right, seated) sits between the
Rt. Hon. Louis St. Laurent, former Canadian
prime minister, and the Hon. Hughes Lapointe,
former minister of Veterans Affairs. Among
those standing are the Hon. Dana Wilgress,
former undersecretary for external affairs
(second from right) and Stewart Bates, former
deputy minister of fisheries  (extreme right).
james Sinclair
Maverick to Cabinet Minister -
The Rise of "Jimmy" Sinclair
In this article on James Sinclair
the author examines the career
of the former minister of fisheries. He reaches the conclusion that Mr. Sinclair is at the
height of his powers and whether in or out of politics will
play an important part in the
development and progress of
Canada in years to come.
By JAMES A.  MacDONALD,   B.A/38
Ours is a young University and
only in the last few years have its
graduates attained the highest positions in the political, judicial, business and academic life of this country
and this Province. It happens that
1957 is a significant year in the
career of the first U.B.C. graduate to
become a member of the Government
of Canada, and it is probably therefore an appropriate time to tell something of his story in the pages of the
The general election of last June
seems to have led to a heightened
interest in Canadian political affairs.
A new Government is now in office at
Ottawa and the activities of the new
Ministers are making news. But the
public eye is focused as well on the
Liberal Opposition in which, by reason
of the defeat of a number of senior
Ministers, whose names were well
known in Canada, a few of the younger men in the party have moved
into the front rank. There is speculation as to how they will prove themselves in their new roles, especially
as a new leader for the party is soon
to be selected. One of this small group
is  the Honourable James  Sinclair of
British Columbia, member for Coast
Capilano and former Minister of Fisheries, widely and popularly known as
Jimmy  Sinclair.
Jimmy was born in Banff, Scotland,
where his Father was Schoolmaster,
on May 26, 1908. Two years later
the whole family emigrated to Canada and settled at once in Vancouver.
Mr. Sinclair joined the Staff of the
Technical School, becoming in due
course Principal, and retiring in 1944.
Schooling came easily to his son,
and by the age of 15 years he had
finished High School and moved on to
the University where he enrolled in
the Faculty of Applied Science. In
spite of being two years younger than
most of his contemporaries, his brilliant academic record, supplemented
by activity on the rugby field, an
Associate Editorship of the Ubyssey
and Presidency of the Men's Athletic
Society won for him the coveted
Rhodes  Scholarship.
As it must be for nearly all Rhodes
Scholars, Oxford was for Jimmy Sinclair an enriching, broadening experience. He maintained honour grades,
but he took the time to travel about
Britain and the Continent. When, in
1931, he returned to Vancouver, he
expected to take a teaching position
at U.B.C. However, the depression-
time budget of the University was so
strained that it was not possible to
hire him and he went to teach at West
Vancouver High School. This interlude was followed by a teaching fellowship at Princeton where he continued with study in Mathematics and
It is a fact that very few people
with the mental makeup which leads
them into engineering and the sciences
ever show an active interest in politics.   At this time then a career in
government must have seemed most
improbable for Jimmy Sinclair. But
he was restless in academic work and,
as it turned out, his first step into
politics  was  soon  to  be  taken.
Not long after returning to Vancouver he became organiser for the
Liberal party, influenced to do so by
an unusual figure in B.C. politics. Dr.
George M. Weir, Minister of Education, had in 1933 left the University,
where he was Professor of Education,
to enter the Provincial cabinet. A
man of great ability, he was ready to
crusade with burning enthusiasm in
support of policies in which he had
faith, regardless of the obstacles in
the way. He was just the sort of
man who could attract to public life
young men of similar spirit.
Jimmy first sought to be a candidate for the North Vancouver riding
in a Provincial election, but had the
disappointment of seeing another
chosen instead. However, he went to
Victoria as Secretary to the Minister
of Mines. In a little over two years
the federal election of 1940 was called
and this time Sinclair won the Liberal
nomination in North Vancouver. It
seemed though that the nomination
was all that he had any chance of
winning because the seat was held
by Grant McNeil, an able and popular
C.C.F. member. But Sinclair won and
went to Ottawa, not an unknown
freshman M.P., but with a good deal
of prestige stemming from his unexpected victory.
He had by this time enlisted in the
Air Force and in fact left for service
before his first session of Parliament
was finished. He did not go without
first making an impression on the
House. In seconding the motion in
reply to the Speech from the Throne
the new member called for a mobili-
14 sation of all the resources of Canada
for war, in words which were taken
by the opposition and the press as
a demand for conscription, and were
resented by the Government as being
critical of its policies. For the first,
but not the last time, Jimmy Sinclair
came unfavourably to the notice of
his party leader, Mr. Mackenzie King.
It was in this dramatic fashion that
he first took up the role of maverick.
For the rest of this wartime Parliament Sinclair was able to appear in
the House only while on Air Force
leave. Nevertheless in the 1944 session he made a number of speeches,
from the viewpoint of a member of
the Forces, in the debates on the new
veterans   legislation.
In the 1945 general election he was
returned with an increased majority.
For nearly four years afterwards he
sat as a private member and added
to his reputation as one who would
not hesitate to take an independent
position on issues before the House,
regardless of the policy being followed by his party. One matter which
did not attract much public attention
but which increased his unpopularity
with his Government was his opposition to a Bill presented, naming the
auditors for the Canadian National
Railway. It was Sinclair's view that
this job should have been done by the
Auditor-General and he worked hard
to make his case. Today margarine
is assumed as a matter of course in
the kitchens and on the dining tables
of Canada. But it can be said that
its manufacture and use would not
have been legalised in 1948 without
the campaign waged on its behalf by
the North Vancouver member. As to
promotion, it was generally understood that Sinclair could not look for
advancement so long as Mr. Mackenzie King remained as Prime Minister.
But Mr. King retired in 1948 and in
January of the next year Mr. St.
Laurent invited him  to  become  Par-
James Sinclair's Graduation Picture
liamentary Assistant to the Minister
of Finance.
The four years he spent in this
post, under Mr. Douglas Abbott, provided him with invaluable training
and experience. The minister shared
with him the heavy responsibilities of
the Department, and at times he had
alone the job of guiding important
legislation through the House. In
1950 he travelled from capital to capital in Europe on the unpromising assignment of trying to collect some 84
million dollars owing to Canada in
military relief debts. His difficult task
was more discouraging because the
United States had already cancelled
similar debts owing to that country.
But Sinclair's mission was successful
and resulted in arrangements for payment of two-thirds of what was owing
to Canada. In 1951 his experience on
delegations abroad was increased
when he served as Canada's representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and also as
assistant to Mr. C. D. Howe at the
Geneva Tariffs and Trade Conference.
Promotion to Cabinet rank was soon
to come. In October 1952, James Sinclair, then 44 years of age, was appointed Minister of Fisheries and he
remained in that Portfolio until the
defeat of the Government last June.
He pitched into the work of his Department with such drive and enthusiasm that he soon seemed to have
acquired knowledge which could only
have been gained from many years in
fisheries work. The Department, which
had been rather neglected, assumed
new importance under his vigorous
direction. In British Columbia plans
for hydro development have been
much in the public mind. It was not
surprising that Sinclair should have
emerged as champion of the position
that hydro development should not be
allowed on the Fraser until some adequate plan for the protection of its
fisheries was devised and put into
As a Cabinet Minister, he was given
further opportunities to represent his
country abroad. He attended the conference of the Colombo plan nations
held in New Delhi and in the course
of a three-months journey visited as
well Pakistan, South East Asia, Japan
and Korea.
His most publicised trip was taken
in the summer of 1955 when he journeyed to Moscow for a meeting of the
International Whaling Commission.
He had gone to sea with the whaling
fleet from British Columbia and it
was typical of his desire to learn from
personal observation, rather than from
reports, that he sought to attend the
Russian meeting himself. On his insistence that he be allowed to inspect
the fisheries there, Sinclair and his
executive assistant Alistair Fraser,
were flown to Siberia. While there he
was seriously injured in the collapse
of some scaffolding in Petropavlosk.
After   a   month   in   hospital   he   was
James Sinclair, as minister of fisheries, seen
at his desk in the west block of Ottawa's
Parliment buildings in an office said to have
been  occupied  by Sir John  A. McDonald.
brought home on a stretcher by way
of Peking and Hong Kong. There was
for a time fear that his injuries would
make it impossible for him to continue in public life but he has happily
made an excellent recovery.
This in outline is Jimmy Sinclair's
political career to date. His married
career started about the time he enlisted in the Air Force when he married Kathleen Bernard, who had been
a pupil in one of his classes at West
Vancouver High School. Their home
is in North Vancouver and they are
today the parents of five young
As a politician, Sinclair has the
advantages of an engaging personality and a ready smile. But he can
be short and curt with his opponents
and with people who, in his view, are
simply wasting his time. A rapid,
fluent speaker he is equally effective
on the public platform and in the
House of Commons. The responsibilities of office and the mellowing effect
of the years mean that he is not today
the rebel and maverick of his early
political career. But, Sinclair's abilities in debate will find a scope not
open  to  them  for  many years  past.
It is claimed that the young people
of today are chiefly interested in
careers that will provide a maximum
of security for them. If that is true,
politics may not seem attractive to
them when they see Jimmy Sinclair,
after working his way up to Cabinet
office and serving some years as a
Minister, with all the prestige and
perquisites of office, suddenly, when
not yet fifty years of age, back again
as a private member of parliament.
But that is the way democracy works.
We have good reason to be grateful
that Sinclair is only the first of an
ever growing number of the best of
our Graduates ready to brave all the
uncertainties  of political  life.
Jimmy Sinclair today is at the
height of his powers and his most
productive years should lie ahead. It
can be confidently expected that he
will, whether in or out of politics,
play a valuable part in the development and progress of Canada in the
years of the  immediate future. makers of the university
The Honourable Eric Werge Hamber
U.B.C.'s First Chancellor Emeritus,
Third Chancellor of the University,
was the Honourable Eric Werge Hamber, C.M.G., K.St.J., B.A., LLD. (1944-
1951), appointed to office while the
fierce battles of the Second World War
were still being fought. It was the
responsibility of Chancellor Hamber,
with the newly-appointed President,
Dr. Norman MacKenzie, to guide the
University through the post-war
period—the period of its greatest expansion, its largest enrolment, and,
to date, its most outstanding contribution in service to the youth of the
As an experienced member of the
Board of Governors Mr. Hamber was
the logical choice as successor, upon
the untimely death in 1944, during
his term of office, of Chancellor Dr.
R. E. McKechnie.
Fortunately for the University, and
for the thousands of returning service
men, it was not only that experience
which qualified the new Chancellor for
the onerous duties of his office. Behind
the wisdom of his leadership lay the
background of an Honours Degree
in Classics, an outstanding career in
amateur athletics, fortified by the
breadth of many years of successful
achievement in the realms of finance,
industry and commerce, and enhanced
by a long record of public service and
a sympathetic realisation of the problems facing the young people of those
On April 21, 1879, when wheat in
Manitoba was selling at 70 cents a
bushel, settlers bought land at $5.00
per acre, a yoke of oxen was worth
$125.00, and a set of harness sold for
$10.00 per horse, Chancellor Hamber
was born in the city of Winnipeg to
Ada and Frederick Marsh Hamber,
Headmaster of St. John's College
School founded in 1822.
He graduated at the age of 19 with
Honours in Classics and entered the
service of a Canadian Bank at a salary
of $16.00 per month.
It was during his years at School
and University, and while a junior
in the service of the Bank, that Mr.
Hamber established a record in Canadian amateur athletics which has not
yet been surpassed.
He was Captain of the Winnipeg
Rugby team, Western Canadian Champions in 1901, and Captain of all three
of the famous Toronto Argonauts ice
hockey, football and rowing teams for
five consecutive years from 1902 to
190C. He captained the Argonauts in
the Ontario Hockey Association finals
in 1904, and the Winnipeg team in the
Stanley Cup finals in that year. In
1906 he was Captain of the Toronto
Argonauts in the Canadian Champion-
Chancellor Emeritus Hamber at home in his study.
ship Hockey series. A Toronto paper
commented: "Hamber is as clean a
player  as   ever  stood  on  skates."
He rowed for the Toronto Argonauts at Henley in 1902. In 1903, he
and his crew won the American Henley—championship of America at
Philadelphia—and the championships
of Canada, not only in the eights but
also in the four-oar and double sculls.
In 1904, stroking the Winnipeg crew
at Henley, England, he won the Kingston and Putney Regattas.
In 1906, eight years after joining
the Dominion Bank as a junior, he
was appointed manager of the Calgary Branch. Fifty years ago, in 1907,
when he was 28, the Bank sent him
as Manager to Vancouver, and three
years later he was appointed Manager
of the Bank's Main Office in London,
Mr. and Mrs. Hamber welcome the late King
George VI and Queen Elizabeth on their arrival
at Victoria.
It was there, in 1912, that he married a very charming young girl from
Vancouver, named Aldyn Hendry, who
was visiting in London with her
parents. The father of the bride, the
late John Hendry, was upset because
the marriage was to be in London
instead of Vancouver. It meant the
return Atlantic passages for the
family on a new luxury liner had to
be cancelled. Later he forgave the
groom. The cancelled passages were
on the "Titanic", sunk on her maiden
Returning to British Columbia in
1913, Mr. Hamber became President
and General Manager of the B.C. Mills
Timber and Trading Company and the
famous Hastings Sawmill Company
(1863), and for many years pioneered
the logging and lumber industry from
local to world-wide markets.
He then became a director of the
Dominion Bank, of the Canadian Pacific Railway, of Pacific Mills (now
Crown Zellerbach of Canada), of the
Toronto General Trusts Corporation,
and other financial and industrial
institutions. His extensive knowledge
of the business and economic life
of British Columbia made him a powerful influence in Canadian financial
circles. Today, at the age of 78, he
continues actively in those directorates.
Notwithstanding his wide - spread
business interests, Mr. Hamber found
time to continue his active participation in athletic and sporting activities,
as captain of a championship polo
team, as a skilled and accomplished
horseman, as a breeder of pure-bred
stock and owner of a racing stable.
Over the years he devoted much of
his time and services to the work of
the Boy Scouts, the St. John Ambulance Association, the Salvation Army,
the Victorian Order of Nurses, the
Vancouver General Hospital, the Cancer Foundation, and as President of
the Canadian Red Cross Society, assisting these and other organisations
to become established in this Province.
As Lieutenant-Governor of British
Columbia during the difficult years
from 1936-1941, he and Mrs. Hamber
performed the strenuous duties of
that office with dignity and charm.
Many of the patriotic activities of
those early days of the Second World
War owed their success to the leadership and support accorded them from
Government House in Victoria. During his term of office as Lieutenant-
Governor, His Majesty King George
VI and Queen Elizabeth were in residence at Government House. The late
President Franklin D. Roosevelt was
also an official guest of the Hambers.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE       16 In recognition of his services he
was made a Freeman of the City of
Vancouver, Honorary Colonel of the
Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and
the 5th B.C. Coast Brigade of the
Royal Canadian Artillery. He was
accorded the degree of Doctor of Laws
by the University of B.C. in 1939.
It might have been expected that
with such a record of accomplishment
and in the midst of the anxious war
days of 1944, a man of 65 would have
hesitated to accept the challenge of
the Chancellorship. As a former member of the Board of Governors, Mr.
Hamber well knew the problems which
existed then, and the much more serious problems with which the institution would be confronted in the postwar period. There was no hesitation
in his acceptance. With his customary
thoroughness and energy he devoted
his talents to his new task. He established himself in an office on the Campus, where he spent a part of each
morning studying University needs
and planning for post-war activities.
He conducted meetings of the Board of
Governors with expedition and despatch. He delved into financial and
academic problems with members of
more than 60 committees of which the
Chancellor is an ex-officio member. He
met with students and alumni, faculty,
administrative staff and government
officials. He was "on call" to University people at all hours, in all seasons.
He encouraged scholarship by creating
endowments for the Hamber Gold
Medal and Prize in the Faculty of
Medicine, and to provide a number of
scholarships annually for medical and
nursing students. He and Mrs. Hamber not only lent patronage to, but
actively participated in the social
events of the students, the armed services organisations and the faculties.
Whether it be true or not, it is part
of the Chancellor Hamber legend that
he and Mrs. Hamber never failed to
attend and enjoy the students' Freshman Ball. No doubt as Chancellor
Emeritus in 1958 he will again be
crowning the prettiest Freshman
"Queen" and, with his Victorian gallantry and indestructible optimism,
will ask her to save him a dance or
two at her Graduation Ball in 1962.
Throughout his entire seven-year
term of office Chancellor Hamber's
interest and enthusiasm continued undiminished. Perhaps the record of
achievement can best be set out in his
own words, delivered at the Spring
Convocation in 1951, upon his retirement from office. Upon that occasion,
with his usual generosity, after giving
credit for all that had been achieved
to the Faculty, the Board, the Senate,
the President, the Students and Alumni, in fact to everyone but himself,
the Chancellor said:
"Their accomplishment may be
measured by these facts:
"In the 1944-45 academic year we
had an enrolment of 4100 students and
a graduating class of 400. From that
period to date we reached an annual
Chancellor Hamber (fourth from right) was a member of the World Champion Argonaut Rowing Club Eight
which won  the People's  Regatta, the American  Henley and  the  Canadian  Henley  in  1903.
enrolment of 11,000-odd, with graduating classes of 2200. During the
seven years we had a total enrolment
of some 63,000 students and have
graduated some 11,000 students.
"In the year 1944 there were two
permanent buildings — the present
Chemistry building and the centre
block of the Library. Today we have
a well-equipped Physics building, a
fine new wing to the Library, an
Engineering building, a Biological
Sciences building, a Home Economics
building, a Bacteriology, Nursing and
Medical Service building, several units
of the Women's residences and a new
Law building in the course of construction.
"During the same period, the Board
of Governors and Senate have supported the establishment of the following new Faculties—Medicine, Law,
Pharmacy, Forestry, Graduate Studies
—also Schools of Commerce, of Social
Work, of Home Economics, of Architecture, of Nursing and of Education,
and finally an Institute of Oceanography, as well as Departments of
Slavonic Studies, Music and Physical
Education, etc. I again repeat and
emphasise my tribute to the Board
of Governors, Senate, Faculty and
President in meeting the challenge
presented by the growth of our University.
"The new War Memorial Gym is
already in use; and I cannot let the
occasion pass without special mention of the magnificent contribution of
the Student Body. They collected some
$367,000—nearly 50 per cent.
"When one looks at the other contributions to their University by the
students, the splendid Armouries we
are in today, the Brock, the old Gym,
etc., it is concrete evidence of the way
in which Students and Alumni of this
University have from the very beginning interpreted the University's
motto:  'Tuum  Est'."
Perhaps one of the greatest achievements of those years was one which
Chancellor Hamber modestly failed to
mention. For centuries in Oxford there
were the 'Townies' and the 'Gownies'.
Their feuds, over the decades, abated
to a sort of enforced truce. In time
the truce became a rivalry. In more
recent years there has been tangible
evidence of mutual co-operation and
assistance. That the people of British
Columbia have in the span of a few
years lost any "Town vs. Gown complex" about the University, which may
have influenced its progress in earlier
years, is due in large measure to
Chancellor Hamber. He fully supported the policy that the University
should be expanded to meet the needs
of the youth of the Province as rapidly
as competent academic Staff and financial support would permit. He used
his persuasive efforts and intimate
acquaintanceship with the industrial
and financial leaders of the Province
to foster a recognition of the importance of the University to the economic
and cultural future of British Columbia and Canada.
It was Chancellor Hamber during
his term of office who in Vancouver
brought the University down-town
and, in close co-operation with President MacKenzie, established it as a
highly respected institution in the
hearts of the people of British
In recognition of his outstanding
services to his Province and to Canada,
His late Majesty King George VI, in
1946, was pleased to honour Mr.
Hamber, creating him a Companion
of the Order of St. Michael and St.
George. In 1951 the University added
its token of appreciation by appointing him its first Chancellor Emeritus,
a position which he still holds.
On the occasion of his seventy-
fifth birthday, a group of his friends
and business associates held a birthday party for Chancellor Hamber. A
toast was proposed in his honour.
Perhaps the Chancellor Emeritus
would count it among his more treasured recognitions if we, some thirty
thousand Alumni, joined with his
friends of that evening in repeating
what was said by the proposer of that
birthday toast:
"We came together tonight to express on our own behalf, and on
behalf of many others who are not
here with us, the wish that, with Mrs.
Hamber, you may continue to pass
healthily and happily down through
the arches of the years, lighted as they
will always be by the happy memories   of  so  many  accomplishments."
From My Heart
and with
Great Pride
Text of the toast to the University,
given by Sally Murphy Creighton,
B.A. '23, at the Great Trek Dinner,
(thirty-fifth anniversary of the Trek),
in Brock Hall, November 8, 1957.
Mr. Chairman, Mr. Chancellor, Mr.
President, honored guests and fellow-
survivors: Accustomed as I am to
public speaking, I get to my feet tonight with an attack of what we would
have called in the days of the Trek,
the heebie-jeebies, which can be translated, in the nineteen-fifties, into a
state of being all shook up. I am
moved and — believe-it-or-not — I am
shy, to find myself charged with the
privilege of giving this toast.
(At this point, Brigadier William Murphy,
B.A.'26, Sally's brother, interpolated "Oh,
yeah?" in a sarcastic manner.)
I really mean that, because even the
very kind introduction which the
Chairman has just given me can't make
me forget a salutary experience I had
with a chairman at my first speaking
engagement in Vancouver, when I
came back after having been away for
about twelve years. The chairman was
a fellow Alumnus I hadn't seen since
graduation. He got to his feet, surveyed several hundred people, who—
I was hoping—might be induced to
accept me as an authority on my subject, because I was planning to make
some very positive statements about
contemporary literature; and, I swear
by the cairn, that what the man said
was: "Ladies and Gentlemen: our
speaker this evening is Sally Creigh
ton, but I can't imagine why, because
I knew her at College". Believe me,
when I face this audience, many of
whom knew me when I was at College,
I am very conscious of the fact that,
among my contemporaries, among the
few Graduates who can claim to belong-
to an earlier period, and in the ranks
of later Alumni, there are many men
and women who, because of their individual achievements and of their
generous services to the University,
have more right than I have to be for
a few minutes the voice of us all.
I am particularly regretful that, as
this chairman would not tell you, I
am a replacement tonight for another
Trekker, who is now the First Lady of
British Columbia. We are very proud
of Phyllis Ross, for her own achievements, which made her during the
war one of Canada's top administrators; for the position she shares with
her husband; and for her place on the
Board of Governors. We are delighted
that she is able to be with us tonight
and sorry that the after-effects of flu
make it necessary for her to use what
we would call in television a "voice-
over". To be strictly accurate in filling
this category, and, incidentally, to live
up to my own union's rules on the
subject, I should only be heard and not
also seen, on camera. So, please remember that this toast is a joint effort.
You are supposed to listen to me and
look at Phyllis.
Great Trekkers re-enact the events of 1922 at their 35th anniversary dinner in  Brock  Hall  November 8
I hope, however, that you can be
induced to accept me as an authority
on my subject tonight because, although my own direct connection with
the University was interrupted for a
number of years shortly after the
move to Point Grey, I am linked with
U.B.C, not only by my own associations, but also through my father, my
brothers, my husband, and my son.
There is a great deal of history in my
mind when I say that in drinking a
toast to the University we are toasting, if not three different institutions,
certainly three different aspects of the
same one.
The first of these aspects was, of
course, the Fairview Shacks—the baby
University, born of its affiliation with
McGill, nurtured by Dr. Wesbrook,
(the only U.B.C. president I have not
known), staggered in its early years
by the impact of the First World War,
and brought by Dr. Klinck through the
difficult post-war years of restricted
quarters and very short rations. The
veterans who were my College companions were not attending University
on Government grants. Many of the
others and, indeed, many of the veterans, in one of the continuing traditions of this University, were working
their way through. I think it was the
present Mr. Justice Thomas Brown . . .
(At this point the speaker interrupted herself
to inquire of the chairman, Mr. Justice Clyne
'23, why Tommy was not present. His lordship
said his brother judge was out of town, adding:
coldly "We havt to work".)
I'm sure it was Tommy who once
remarked feelingly that it was difficult to live up to the best traditions
of flaming youth on "an allowance of
five cents a day for one's milk in the
cafeteria". But, in spite of the restrictions, I know that both Dr. Klinck
and Dr. MacKenzie will agree with me
that—splendid as the progress of the
University has been at Point Grey—
not a word must be spoken against the
University of the Shacks. If it should
be uttered, the roar of protest which
would go up would come from around
the world—from top positions in gov-
U   B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE       18 ernment, business, and industry; from
embassies, and legations, and trade
commissioners' offices; from men and
women whose names are honoured in
the professions and sciences; and from
all the rest of us—the men and women
who have got on with the business of
living and brought up our families,
and who, if asked what we have been
doing with the last thirty-five years,
can at least state that we have survived them.
Certainly, no word against the
Shacks would ever be spoken by me.
We did not have the incredible architecture of the present University. But
in view of the fact that only one of our
buildings was not a hut, we can claim
to have established a more uniform
style. We did not have one of the most
amazing University sites in the world.
But we managed remarkably well with
a board walk and Little Mountain. Our
library had to be huddled into one corner of the only building which had
more than one storey. But our professors were great teachers and dedicated
men and women, our gratitude to them
has grown across the years and in our
middle age is mixed with astonishment that they were so much younger
than we realised at the time.
And as for the charms of the Undergraduates—I am sure that many
women in this room will agree with
me that—even though our lists would
not all be the same—even though the
men concerned didn't notice—and even
though it was sometimes uncomfortable to have such a divided heart—it
was certainly an excellent background
for setting very high standards in finding a mate to have spent most of one's
Undergraduate days being in love—
simultaneously—with Art Lord, Gee
Ternan, Al Buchanan, Gordon Meekison, Hunter Lewis, Jack Grant, and
Jack Clyne. I'm sorry that I missed
out on both our homegrown Chancellors. But one was just too far ahead to
be aspired to in my dreams, and the
other was—too young!
I don't have to remind this company
how "we moved us at last to Point
Grey". All of that we saw; some of
it we were. But College generations
move on very quickly and most of us
didn't stay around long enough to discover something which we have since
learned in our private lives, that a
move to a new home can produce its
own problems, not the least of which is
the financing of the new enterprise.
In remembering the second aspect of
the University—the late twenties, the
thirties, the first years of the Second
World War—I want to pay special
tribute to a group which are as much
the University as the Students—to the
Faculty who carried on in temporary
buildings that bade fair to be forever
permanent; with inadequate equipment, and on salaries that had absolutely no connection with the time and
effort they were putting into their
work, with the quality of their teach
ing, or the calibre of the Students they
were turning out. They also serve
who take a salary cut! Dr. Klinck and
his Faculty brought the University
through a lean and difficult period
when people outside the University,
who had considerable say in its destiny, sometimes failed in vision and
in the long view which was sorely
needed. And when the time came for
our President to retire, he gave a University which had learned to endure,
to improve, and to fight to maintain
its standards, into the hands of a man
who, to our good fortune, was eminently fitted to build on that firm foundation, and to pilot the University
through its third aspect, a period of
expansion so rapid that the problems
multiplied faster than the Students.
Dr. MacKenzie has heard before, but
I want to tell him again tonight, that
in handling this gigantic task, with
which he is still coping, he has won,
not only respect and gratitude, but
the special affection which makes him
"Larry", just out of earshot, even to
the Undergraduates. He is one of our
living legends—far better known than
the cairn and much more peripatetic.
In speaking of an institution which
has developed so much history in such
a short time, it is obviously impossible
—much as I would like to do it—to
give you the roll-call of all the men
and women — Faculty, Graduates,
Friends of the University—whom we
honour when we drink a toast to
U.B.C. tonight. But I want to name
two, because they deserve it in themselves, because we are making them
tonight the symbols of the achievements and services of all the rest, and
because it is an excellent example of
the Do-It-Yourself trend, which, of
course, we established in our College
motto long before everyone else
thought of it, that U.B.C. is now producing its own Chancellors. We are
very grateful to their predecessors—
to the late Dr. R. E. McKechnie, and
to the Honorable Eric Hamber. We
are sorry that Mr. and Mrs. Hamber
couldn't be with us this evening because he gave unstintingly of his
efforts and great experience as Dr.
MacKenzie's co-pilot in some of the
most difficult years of post-war expansion; and he and Mrs. Hamber brought
the same friendly warmth, which they
have kept glowing in so many ways
in British Columbia, into the relationship of Town and Gown, in a way
which was new in the experience of
this city.
We couldn't have been better served
in the years which gave us time to
mature our own vintage, and the first
fruits of the vintage are varied and
impressive: Sherwood Lett, first graduate of the University to become its
Chancellor—soldier, jurist, diplomatic
representative of our country, and—
a lesser award but our own—most appropriately, this year's Great Trekker;
Dal Grauer, scholar and executive, who
has built a beacon which blazes across
the   city   to   remind   us   that   a   solid
Mrs Evelyn Lett, wife of UBC's retiring chancellor accepts the permanent Great Trekker award
on behalf of her husband from A. M. S. President
Ben Trevino during the Great Trek Dinner. Looking
on are Mrs. Shirley Grauer, wife of Chancellor 'Dal'
Grauer and Mr. Justice J. V. Clyne.
Sally Creighton delivers her toast to the University
at the Great Trek dinner. At extreme left is Mrs.
Phyllis Ross, wife of Lieutenant-governor Frank
Ross, and a newly-elected member of U.B.C.'s
Board of Governors. Just visible behind microphone stand is Chancellor 'Dal' Grauer. At right
is Mr. Justice Clyne.
President N. A. M. MacKenzie (right) prepares to
reply to the toast to the University which Sally
Creighton (seated) has just proposed. Mr. Justice
Clyne is at the microphone.
grounding in economic theory need
be no barrier to brilliant achievement
in economic facts. And now—here we
go again—into the second period of
great expansion within twelve years,
with Student enrolment climbing so
that they are again coming out of the
walls and woodwork; with Professors
still not watching clocks or counting
hours as they struggle to keep up with
their triple assignment of teaching,
research, and administration; with
new buildings bursting at the seams
before they are completed. But with,
I think we can fairly say, thanks to
all that has gone before, with a practically universal understanding, and
—let us hope—universal and practical
contributions to the understanding,
that the best development of this University is inextricably tied to the best
development of this Province and of
the world beyond.
Ladies and Gentlemen — from my
heart and with great pride — the University of British Columbia — its
past, its present, its future. Tuum est!
19       U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Gaiety was the keynote of the reunion of the class of 1932, part of which linked arms to pose
for a photograph. From left to right are: Dr. Donald Smith, Enid Wyness, Kenneth M. Beckett,
Mary Fallis, Ralph Fletcher, Jean Cameron Baynes, and Wilson Henderson.
The twenty-fifth Anniversary Reunion of the Class of
'32 was probably the most informal party the Class ever
had and possibly the most fun.
You may wonder beforehand
how the years have dealt you,
but once back with the old
group, the years fall away and
you rather marvel at the vitality — or should I say the
staying power — of that old
gang of yours.
There were those who came
long distances: Ruth (McCul-
lough) McCorquodale and Phil
Rossiter, Montreal ; Alice
(Morrow) Snell, Palo Alto,
California; Kathleen (MacDermot) Edgar, Edmonton;
Wilson Henderson, Purdue
University, Ind. From Osoyoos there were Dorothy
(Johnson) Fraser and Doug
Fraser; from Comox, Dorothy
(Barrow) Taylor and Betty
(Halley) Idiens; from Fernie,
Ken Stewart; from Terrace,
John Lawrence and from Victoria, Bob Wallace.
President Don Morgan, who
had been in Vancouver when
plans for this Reunion were
made, sent greetings from
London, Ontario. Ken Beckett
presided, although it was his
opinion that there should be
no program, and certainly no
speeches. But some of the
Legal Fraternity insisted that
there should be and so everyone got in on it to introduce
The   years   have   brought
certain distinction and many
honours to this Class of ours
— we now number a College
President, a Superintendent of
Schools, leaders in Medicine,
Law, Government and the
wide field of public service —
but such achievements are for
others to note. At the Reunion it is the vital statistics
that we boast about. And the
number of off-spring seems
about what it was in 1952 at
our "other" Reunion: the
same people have five children
or four or three or two or one
But now there are sons and
daughters at University. One
of us, Kathleen Edgar, has a
son who has his M.A. and another, Art McCullough, is a
grandfather. These — our
Messages came from: Russ
Shaneman, Harold Gibbard, Fred
Grimmett, Earl Vance and Jim Wilson and Nora (Mains) Wilson as
well as from Dr. Klinck, Dr. MacKenzie and Dean Angus.
The Lower Mainland guests included : Ted Baynes and Jean (Cameron) Baynes, Margaret (Bird)
Dalton, Jack Pearson and Muriel
(Clarke) Pearson, Alex Fisher,
Henry Johnson, Jean (Witbeck)
Vick, Margaret (Rathie) Ginther,
Doris (Barton) Ross, Mary (MacDonald) Willis, John Sargent, Bill
Patterson, Marian (Hanes)
Knowles, David Freeman, Bertie
(Black) Bruce, Deffie (Riley) Sund-
strom, Ralph Fletcher, Gav Dirom,
Florence Wilson, Enid Wyness,
Mary Fallis, Mabel (Brown) Young,
Tom Brown, Walt Lind, Don Smith,
Jimmy Mitchell, Reg Bolton, Hugh
McGivern, Ken Beckett and Arthur
Bagnall. —M.F.
Ten years seems like an eternity when one looks ahead, but
like a flash when one looks back.
The Tenth Anniversary Reunion
of the Class of '47 came upon
most of us unawares. Mike Allen, the President, is in Montreal; the Treasurer, Herb Capozzi, was deeply involved with
the B.C. Lions (General Manager), and both R. E. "Buzz"
Walker and the Social Convenor,
"Gus" Sainas, were out of town.
Of the Executive, only Heather
Bludell Croil, the Valedictorian,
and Nancy Macdonald Dore, the
Class Editor, were able to attend. The Alumni Office arranged our Reunion for the nicest room in the new Brock Extension, the Dance Room.
Classmates who came for
drinks and buffet supper included: Yvonne Paul, Portland;
Yvette (Morris) and John Bayfield, Chilliwack; Robert (Bob)
Archibald and Mrs. Archibald,
Edmonton; Dick and Margaret
Gritton, Seattle; Don McRae
and Mrs. McRae, Eldon Rideout
and Mrs. Rideout; F ranees
(James) Barker; Gordon Beam-
er; David and Helen (Lord)
Colls; Fred Cunningham and
Mrs. Cunningham; Margaret
Ford; Tony and Barbara (Wilson) Scott; Colin and Margaret
Ross; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon
Grant; Marcelyn (Steinman)
Smordin and Mr. Smordin; Don
Miller and Mrs. Miller; Mr. and
Mrs. N. H. Penson; Freda (Lidster) Springate and Mr. Sprin-
gate; Gerry Thomson and Mrs.
Thomson; Emma (Washington)
Zier and Mr. Zier; Fred Carrothers; Yvonne (Bartholomew)
Schmidt and Mr. Schmidt; J. E.
Slingsby; Colin Gourlay and
Mrs. Robinson and Allan Ad-
Class of 1947 got together in the new extension of Brock Hall. Left to right are: Dr. A.
D. Scott, Mrs. Yvonne Bartholomew Schmidt,
Mrs. Heather Blundell Croil, Mrs. Nancy MacDonald Dore, Mrs. Barbara Wilson Scott, and
Prof. R. P. Dore.
20 Class
Class of 1927 had an excellent turnout to celebrate their thirtieth year as graduates. At the
head table, from left to right, are: Mrs. A. M. Richmond, Mr. A. M. Richmond, Mrs. H. M. King,
Professor H. M. King, Mrs. H. Munro, Mr. Hector Munro, Mrs. S. J. Bowman, Mr. Sydney J.
Bowman, Mrs. F. H. Soward, Dean F. H. Soward, and Mrs. Stanley Gale.
More than sixty members, husbands, wives and guests of the
Class of '27 assembled in the Dining Room of Brock Hall on Saturday evening, November 9, to celebrate the Thirtieth Anniversary of
the graduation of the Class. Guests
included Professor and Mrs. H. M.
King, Professor and Mrs. . W. Vernon, and Dean and Mrs. F. H.
Soward. All these teachers shared
the distinction of having taught
the Class of '27 in its Undergraduate days.   The guests were intro
duced by Class President Sidney J.
Bowman, who presided over the
Reunion. Dean Soward spoke to
the celebrants about the development of U.B.C. since their own days.
Greetings were received from J.
D. Hartley in Trail, Mrs. Ralph W.
Hidy (nee Wagenhauser) in Belmont, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Hubert
B. King (nee Katherine Marie
Reid) in Prince George, J. W. Millar in North Bay, Ontario, Edward
H. Nunn, St. Francisville, La., H. H.
Ross in Urbana, III., Dr. P. Sparks
in Sault St. Marie, Ont., Prof. John
Stanley in Montreal, Rev. F. H.
Stevens in Toronto, and Mrs. Milla
Alihan Eskell in New York.
The Reunion of the Class of '37,
held in the Mildred Brock Room of
Brock Hall during the Homecoming
weekend, was the first return to the
Campus for some of the Grads in
many years. It was encouraging to
note that, although the Campus
can scarcely be recognised after
20 years, this is not true of the
Grads. The most obvious change
here was in the prevailing topics of
conversation. These ranged from a
great interest in the size of one
another's families and child-rearing
practices to professional advancement and status, through the virtues and short-comings of public
education, spiced with the occasional dissertation in such areas as the
optimum conditions for glue-setting, the effects of some less well-
known components of sea water,
and the minimum economic size of
Okanagan apple orchards. The
Class list was well used to check the
whereabouts of absent members as
the flow of reminsciences brought
events and personalities to mind.
It was pleasant to talk over old
times with Col. and Mrs. H. T.
Logan and Dr. and Mrs. W. G.
Black, who visited with us during
the evening. From Faculties other
than Arts, R. D. Hodge and Lin K.
Lee represented Science; the former Molly Lock (Mrs. Robert Doug
las), Marjorie Hill and Ralph Killam, represented Commerce; Walter Charles of Summerland was the
sole Aggie.
Our next Reunion will be Homecoming '62, place U.B.C. Campus.
Plan ahead!
—R. N. S.
Port of the class of 1937, which gathered on the campus during Homecoming weekend, get
together over supper to discuss old times. From left to right are: Mr. George Crosson, Mrs. Beth
Evans Robertson, Mrs. L. W. Beamish, Dr. Ludlow W. Beamish, Mr. Robertson and Mrs. Crosson.
U. B   C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE 1957 Homecoming
Was Best Yet
Thanks to the great spirit of the
Alumni who converged upon the Point
Grey Campus on November 8 and 9,
this year's Alumni Homecoming activities can be summed up in two brief
words: Best yet!
Graduates arriving on our rain-swept
promontory came to have a whale of
a time, and, judging from our own
observations and their comments, they
succeeded in this worthy ambition.
The Great Trekkers who first
marched the trail to Point Grey in
1922 again set the pace this year,
thirty-five years after that memorable
event. On Friday night, November 8,
they trooped into the lounge of the
Brock Memorial Building for a 35th
anniversaary celebration, and from the
moment Chairman, The Hon. Mr. Justice J. V. Clyne gave the word "go"
the spirit of 1922's "Varsity Week"
was back for a good five hours.
Under the leadership of Dr. Joe
Kania, the good old songs of yesterday
filled the hall, and once again the
famous yell "Kitsilano-Caoilano" lifted
the roof of a U.B.C. building — The
Hon. Mr. Justice A. E. Lord, the co-
composer (with Joe Johannson) of the
yell, 'conducting'. The Great Trek parade was re-enacted, complete with banners and 1922 costumes, the rocks
thrown into a replica of the original
Cairn, and all the rest.
The unsurpassed orator among the
Trekkers, Mrs. Sally Creighton, surpassed herself in proposing the Toast
to the University. Her speech was a
marvellous expression of the spirit
which moved the Trekkers in 1922, and
President N. A. M. MacKenzie, in replying to the Toast, demonstrated his
complete capitulation to Mrs. Creight-
on's oratory by humbly resorting to a
prepared speech.
As a climax to a most extraordinary
evening, Alma Mater Society President,   Ben  Trevino,  presented  to  the
Faculty-Alumni reunions were a popular part of
Homecoming celebrations. Agriculturalists who qot
toqether were, left to right: Gilbert J. Bliar,
B.S.A.'49, (son of Archie Blair, B.S.A.'23, now
farming at Steveston, B. C); Dr. Arthur J. Renney,
B.A.S.'36, M.S.(Calif.), Ph.D.(Oregon State Coll.),
Assistant Professor of Agronomy at U.B.C.: John
"Bert" Tier, B.S.A.HO, M.S.A.'47, Research Officer,
Experimental Farm Service (Federal), stationed at
U.B.C; Dr. Alden F. Barss, A.B., B.S. in Agr.,
M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Horticulture,
retiring Chancellor, Chief Justice Sherwood Lett, the Great Trekker Award
for 1957. In accepting the award, Chief
Justice Lett paid tribute to the Trekkers of 1922 as well as to succeeding
generations of student 'trekkers'. He
had checked a dictionary for the correct definition of the word 'trek' and
had come up with the two following
possibilities: "To travel by ox-wagon,"
and "A stage on a journey between one
stopping-place and the next." He emphasised the last three words in the
latter definition and the fact that
U.B.C, its Students and its Alumni,
were still 'trekking,' following the lead
given by those who marched on Victoria in 1922 to ask that the University
be built.
Alumni basketball greats showed
similar form as they 'trekked' to a
51-30 victory over Jack Pomfret's
Thunderbirds. Led by Reid Mitchell
and three of the Harlem Globe Trotters-killing wonderteam of 1946, Sandy
Robertson, Harry Franklin and Ron
Weber, the Alumni took the Students
by surprise.
Organised on the premises of about
twenty Faculties, Schools and Departments, this first-time venture in U.B.C.
Alumni Homecoming events saw more
than 300 Alumni turn out early Saturday morning, November 9, to enjoy
visits with their former teachers. Over
cups of coffee, they discussed developments in their particular fields of
training at U.B.C. and the current activities and problems of their Faculties. Starting their particular reunion
off with a golf tournament, The School
of Phsical Education had 60-70 of their
Alumni attending. Others ranged from
an "infinitesimal number," to quote a
Faculty member, to about 50, and the
general reaction appeared to be that
these events should be made annual
Homecoming efforts.
Even though the events of the previous night and the Faculty-Alumni
reunions had the effect of limiting
somewhat the attendance at the Luncheon it was a pleasant affair. Close
to 200 Alumni and Faculty trooped
into the Brock Lounge for the pre-
football game reunion with friends and
seemed to enjoy both the solid and
liquid refreshments, the excellent performance by the 60-voice U.B.C. Choral
Society, and the announcement by Alumni Association President Dr. Harry
Purdy, that the University Club had,
at long last, secured premises in the
old   Quadra   Club   in   downtown  Van-
Miss Doreen Serwa was elected 1957 Homecoming
Queen at student dance during Homecoming celebrations. Earlier this year she was named Kelowna's
Lady of the Lake.
couver. The Great Trekker for 1957,
Chief Justice Sherwood Lett, was introduced and spoke briefly.
Pitched against the strongest team
in the Evergreen Conference, the
U.B.C. Thunderbirds were left no hope
of coming up with an upset. Led by
one of the few stand-out college football players not tempted by the richer
hunting grounds south of the border,
tough little Jack Henwood, the Birds
nevertheless managed to put up a stiff
battle. Henwood twice went over for
U.B.C. touchdowns and converted one
of them himself, but no other Bird was
able to get through the Central Washington Wildcats' defence. The Wildcats, on the other hand, penetrated the
U.B.C. defence line seven times, and
the final score was 46-13 in favour of
the Americans. In spite of the loss,
Alumni in the crowd felt that they had
reason to take some pride in their
team, all things considered.
Only one word properly describes
the Alumni Dance which took place in
the Brock Lounge between 9:00 p.m.
and 1:00 a.m. on Saturday night: success! It was the best attended Alumni
Homecoming Dance to date, and nobody seemed to have any complaints.
Much of the credit for this goes to the
Students, who provided the Alumni
with an excellent four-piece dance-
band free of charge. Even more credit
must go to the participants in the four
Class Reunions who converged upon
the Dance after their own Reunions
broke up, bringing with them a most
contagious mood.
Many members of the 1958 graduating class also joined the Alumni
Dance later in the evening and added
much to the success which had already
been confirmed. All together more than
300 attended.
U.  B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE       22 Fall Congregation
U.B.C.'s New Chancellor
In ceremonies highlighted by the
installation of Dr. A. E. "Dal" Grauer
as Chancellor of the University, a
total of 460 persons received degrees
and diplomas at Fall Congregation in
the  Armoury  on  October  25.
Immediately following the invocation pronounced by the Rev. John
Andison Ross, Dean of St. Andrew's
Hall, President N. A. M. MacKenzie
called on the Chancellor Emeritus, The
Honourable Eric W. Hamber to install
Dr.  Grauer in office.
Dr. Grauer made the following declaration to the congregation: "I,
Albert Edward Grauer accept the
responsibility of the office of Chancellor of the University of British
Columbia and promise to perform to
the best of my ability all the duties
pertaining to this office and to promote, so far as I may, the welfare of
the University."
In his remarks Dr. Grauer paid
tribute to his predecessors in office,
particularly the retiring Chancellor,
The Honourable Sherwood Lett. He
also paid warm tribute to President
MacKenzie, referring to him as "a
great educator, a great public servant
and a great Canadian."
Turning to the future Dr. Grauer
said U.B.C. had grown in complexity
and size because of the shortages of
qualified teachers, engineers, scientists, social workers, dentists, poets,
preachers and of "enlightened men
and women to meet the demands of
community  leadership   of   all  kinds."
Recipients of honorary degrees pose on the
steps of the Administration Building with
U.B.C. officials. Front row (left to right), J.
V. Fisher, James Stewart, Dr. W. A. Macintosh; centre row (left to right) W. G.
Murrin, Leon Koerner, Harold Foley; back
row (left! to right) Dr. L. S. Klinck, Dr. A. E.
Grauer, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, the Hon.
Sherwood Lett.
It should be possible, Dr. Grauer
said, for higher education to be
brought within reach of all those who
can best profit by it. "This", he added,
"is an objective that should not be
neglected, not only because of society's present and future needs, but
also because of the importance of the
individual  in  society."
Dr. Grauer then went on to outline
what he called "an accumulation of
critical needs," which he said stemmed
from the founding of U.B.C. and
which have been carried forward to
the   present  day.
To permit further developments in
higher education, the Chancellor said,
"it is a duty to ourselves, to the young
people of this Province and the development of the country, to see that
these imperative needs are met as
soon as possible; and I feel confident
that the people, the legislature and
the Government will all do their part
to ensure that first-class higher education is available to our future
The Chancellor pointed out that
universities were human communities
and he added, "The point I am concerned to make here is that the excitement and adventure of learning
can best take place if the facilities
exist to provide for the convenient
intercommunication of ideas . . . We
cannot expect a flowering of the
spirit, nor indeed a flowing of commerce and industry if we are too
niggardly,  too  little,   or  too  late."
Following the Chancellors remarks
President MacKenzie presented to Dr.
Grauer the candidates for Honorary
Degrees (L.L.D.'s) Those presented
were: Dr. W. A. Macintosh, Principal
of Queen's University; Dr. J. V.
Fisher, Economic Advisor to the B.C.
Government; Mr. Harold Foley, President of the Powell River Company;
Mr. Leon Koerner, former President
of Alaska Pine; Mr. W. G. Murrin,
former President of the B.C. Power
Corporation, and Mr. James Stewart,
Chairman of the Board of the Canadian  Bank of Commerce.
In his address to the Graduating
Class Dr. Macintosh drew attention to
the fact that the Congregation ceremonies honoured the newly-formed
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration under Dean E. D. MacPhee. He posed the question "What
is the Function of a Faculty of Commerce in the University?"
Dr. Macintosh pointed out that
many of those who in the past have
achieved distinction by industrial,
commercial or financial statesmanship,
have not passed though university at
all. "The process of learning," he
added, "is not covered by any patent
of monopoly granted to universities."
Humorous moment occurred during Fall Congregation ceremonies when Dr. Grauer, the
new Chancellor, had difficulty getting into
his new robes.
The beginning of all effective education, said Dr. Macintosh, is to be
found in such subject or method as
will generate an alertness of mind.
Such an alertness "usually generates
a consuming interest which will carry
a person through the dull spots, will
sustain him when the ceiling closes
in and for the moment there is no
star  and no  visible  horizon."
The function of a Faculty of Commerce, he said, is "to open the eyes
of its students to the place of business
in the life of mankind and the course
of human history, to create in their
students an awareness of the social
significance of what they do, and to
stimulate their powers of imagination.
More simply and briefly, it is the
function of a Faculty of Commerce
to  educate, not merely to train."
Following Dr. Macintosh's address,
the candidates for degrees from
various Faculties were presented to
the Chancellor for admission. Students
receiving diplomas at the ceremonies
were asked to rise by President MacKenzie and were presented to the
Chancellor. Dr. Grauer congratulated
them and wished them success in the
At the tea in Brock Hall following
Congregation ceremonies, retiring
Chancellor The Honourable Sherwood
Lett officially opened the Extension
to the main building of Brock Hall
and paid tribute to students past and
present who since the inception of
the University have contributed out
of limited financial resources to the
construction of buildings at U.B.C.
He said: "The capital cost of replacing the buildings and facilities
which the students themselves have
initiated would now amount to some
three million dollars. I know of no
university that is more deeply indebted to the initiative and generosity
of  its   students."
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE A Scientist in the
About the same
time — October
1956 — that the
Hungarian uprising occurred,I received an official
invitation through
the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa to
attend an International Symposium
on "The Origins
of Life", planned
for Moscow in
August 1957. I was also asked to
spend a few weeks in the University
of Moscow, to give lectures, and to
discuss some of the current problems
in Biophysics with the Soviet scientists. It was not a very opportune time
for accepting invitations of that kind,
but I believe that more contacts are
mandatory if East and West are to
understand each other, so the invitation was stalled for five months to see
which way the wind was blowing, and
finally, in April, 1957, I accepted.
Meanwhile, I had been learning Russian at a furious pace and getting
very excited about the whole affair.
I was not disappointed. The U.S.S.R.
seemed a different world from ours
from the very beginning.
As our aeroplane circled on its way
into the airport, even though we were
some distance from Moscow itself, the
night view was unlike that of a Western city. Instead of the multitude of
variegated neon advertising, one colour predominated—red. Later I discovered that all the lights are not
Red Stars—a good number are aircraft warning lights—but this single
view is symbolic of the whole differ-
By Dr. Cyril Reid
Professor of Chemistry, U.B.C.
ence between the Communist world
and ours. We have the clash and contrast of competing efforts—actively,
efficiently pursued, but often pointless. Over everything in the U.S.S.R.
the Governmental Red Star dominates. The result has less glitter, less
surface appeal, and less, materially,
for the man in the street. But it
moves forward with the lumbering
logic of an awkward but exceedingly
intelligent monster. It has taken a
long time for the U.S.S.R. to learn
how to use its strength. Now that
it has learned, we would be wise to
recognise the fact.
Most of my European and American
friends who have been in Russia
agreed on one observation—Leningrad
is beautiful, Moscow is a mess. A
good many Leningraders, speaking a
little more politely, but with a certain
condescension, implied the same thing.
At the risk of being accused of a lack
of taste, I must confess that I liked
Leningrad obviously was a model
city in its day. Its beautifully proportioned pre - revolutionary buildings,
sudden views, and gardens where one
still feels Pushkin's presence have
the appeal of familiarity, are very
much like the best in the West. But
today Leningrad is a little like an
aging grande dame, who, secure in
the knowledge that she was once
beautiful, does not even bother to
paint herself. One admires her but
doesn't get into the mood for having
an adventure with her. And she hardly represents the spirit of the U.S.S.R.
Dr. Melvin Calvin, Professor of chemistry at
the University of California, (back to camera), one of the most distinguished of the
delegates to attend the conference on the
origins of life at Moscow last summer, chats
with Professor A. I. Oparin, (right), head of
the Institute of Biochemistry at Moscow University, and chairman of the conference
organising committee. Centre is Miss N. S.
Gelman, assistant to Prof. Oparin and a
member of the organising  committee.
Moscow hasn't the refinement, but
is young and lusty and quite colourful, even though she is only just
learning that she can have more fun
painted up a little than by simply
showing the strength and character
of her young and slightly countrified
face. In Moscow one feels at once
that the new Russia is here to stay.
And I somehow felt more in sympathy
with the Muscovites than if their city
had been a slick, skyscraper affair,
patterned on our Western idea of
I felt that I was completely unrestricted in my movements. I travelled
alone by metro or by bus as well as
by taxi as late as 1:30 a.m. and was
never questioned. I went 50 miles out
of Moscow by local train and spent a
very pleasant day in the country
without any restriction. I took photographs without any objections from
the police. Altogether the cloak-and-
dagger atmosphere, which I had been
led to expect, was absent. Let us hope
it has gone for good.
Inevitably, most of my time was
taken up with Science. Now that
there are two satellites flying, and we
remember that the Russians also have
the world's highest-energy Nuclear
Accelerator and are operating nuclear
power stations, it goes without saying
that Soviet Science is good. Until very
recently, however, our scientists had
a hard time convincing people in general, and American senators, in particular, that our technical superiority
was not a God-given quality. Now
that it has largely melted away in
the October sunshine, a little concern
is being felt but it looks as if we are
still not concerned enough to tackle
the real problem.
In the West, we have reached the
stage at which billions of new dollars
poured into  research cannot be very
U. B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE       24 effective, because there are literally
not enough scientists to use them. By
and large, our young people are not
interested and have already made the
choice against Science — indeed,
against any intellectual profession—
in the High Schools.
In the West, the proportion of students studying Mathematics, Physics,
and Chemistry has fallen steadily for
the last fifty years, by dilution with
"soft option" courses, very agreeable
to the young but fitting them for very
I was living in the University of
Moscow when their new Academic
Year began and was struck by the
contrast between their students and
our own. I talked to seven or eight of
them, eighteen - year - old Freshmen.
They all knew exactly what they
wanted to do, and why; and the
"why" was not in terms of dollars
and cents. Of course, good salaries do
go along with the high prestige given
to Science, but there was none of the
cynical attitude of our young men
who want the softest job consistent
with a good living. I liked the Russian
students and scientists in spite of
the fact that they have had a one
track political education, which allows them to see none of the good
points about the West. They think
their system is best and are glad and
confident that it will swamp ours
eventually. I think their system is
headed in a very efficient direction
and that if we are to preserve our
independence and the many things
which are undisputedly good about our
own Society, we must wake up. About
most things we found we agreed
(a) No people want war. (My reservation: "What about the boys in the
Kremlin"; their reservation: "Except
the Capitalist war mongers".)
(b) American bases close to Russia
are bad. (They: "How would you like
Russian bases in Mexico?"; I: "We
don't want the rest of Europe to lose
its freedom of choice.")
(c) Electric fences are bad. (I:
"You use the slogan, 'Peace and
Friendship' for the Youth Festival,
but your Electric Fence across Europe is neither peaceful nor friendly";
They: "It's to keep out spies.")
(d) International Scientific meetings, and International travel in general are good. (I: "Why does your
Government  restrict   it then";   They:
25       U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
"The     U.S.     State     Department     is
You see how we could agree so well
on the facts and disagree about their
interpretation. This is how most of
our political arguments ended, but I
felt that something was attained by
the fact that at least we could agree.
There is no doubt that the people of
the U.S.S.R. are kept in ignorance
about the very real elevation of the
standard of living of even the most
inefficient worker in the West. The
reason for their backwardness is that
their incentive system—like that of
the West a hundred years ago—is at
present, still based on a subsistence
level standard for the general masses.
It seems to me that, equally, the
West is kept in ignorance of the fact,
that, by their persistent high pressure
advertising, the Russians are creating a Society in which a great many
individuals do in fact operate from
very high-minded and selfless motives.
This says nothing about the motives
of the High Priests of the Cult,
which may be quite different—as, indeed, those of religious and political
leaders proselytising for social morality in other Societies have often
One reason why we are largely unaware of the good in Soviet Society
is that those recognising it publicly
are liable to be labelled as Communists.
I wish to say that my visit to Russia made me feel very strongly that
the aims and motivations of our present Society are not very inspiring.
I do not want to create the impression that I want to see that Society
disappear. We have at our disposal
all the means—material and intellectual—to steer ourselves out of the
present doldrums. But we must steer
and not drift. I think that this means
that in Education, in the Technology
of Survival and in the conservation
of our only ultimate resource, the
human brain, we must seriously reappraise our needs and shortcomings
and take what steps we can to deal
with them as soon as possible.
Of course, all of my judgments
come from exposure to a very limited
stratum of life in the U.S.S.R. Seeing
only Moscow, Leningrad and their immediate environment was the first
limitation—set only by the available
time and by my interests. The second
was that my only intimate acquaintances were scientists and their wives
who are certainly not representative
in their status or outlook of average
people. However, I have tried to incorporate also the impressions gained
by talking to taxi drivers, musicians,
waitresses, cleaners, ice cream sellers, interpreters, post office clerks
and even a very obliging policeman
whose aid I asked on one occasion
when I got lost.
They are not all very bright. One
gets the impression that some jobs,
like that of the ladies who sit, one
in every room of the multitudinous
museums, are created to employ the
almost unemployable. But some of
their services are surprisingly efficient. I take the Post Office as an example, because I have been exposed
to so many inefficient ones in Britain,
Canada and the U.S.A. In the U.S.S.R.
one can take in a pile of unwrapped
books and the Post Office will pack
and mail them. One can send a telegram written in English, with no
trouble at all. I am still planning to
investigate the reaction of the Vancouver Post Office to a telegram handed over in Russian script, although I
have a feeling that I know what the
result would be.
Altogether, I believe it is time that
we recognised that the U.S.S.R., in
spite of the drastic measures it has
sometimes used to attain its present
position, is by no means just a soulless Technocracy. The individual Russian is kindly and courteous. His view
of Society may be opposed to our
own, but, providing that we can be
sure he does not impose his views on
us by force, this is no reason for
abusing him. So let us be reasonable
—and at the same time strong enough
intellectually, economically, militarily
and  in morale, to hold our own. the gordon commission report
But Westward, Look
BY   DR.   JOHN   DAVIS,   B.A.Sc.   '39,   B.A.,
B.Sc.(Oxon.), Ph.D.(McGill)
Director of Research and Planning,
B.C. Electric Company, Limited
Most U. B. C.
Graduates, like
most other Canadians, have been
looking forward
to reading the
"Gordon" Commission's Final
Report*. What it
says about Canada's long - run
* ,"i''j economic pros-
kUja* pects will, doubtless, be optimistic. Yet the broad shape of things
to come has always been an intriguing
subject. When some of the details are
also sketched in by men of good judgment, the results are likely to be
even more provocative. Already, the
Commission's Preliminary Report and
such Studies as have been published
to date are being reviewed with great
interest at home and abroad.
After-dinner speakers are forever
reminding us that "the Twentieth
Century belongs to Canada." While
this expression of Sir Wilfred Laur-
ier's was probably more one of hope
than of conviction, most of us who
have graduated from the University
of B.C. are prepared to support its
corollary . . . namely, that the second
half of the Twentieth Century belongs
to Western Canada. Now, as a result
of the "Gordon" Commission's findings, we have something more to go
on. According to this Commission, the
West   will   grow   even   more   rapidly
* The terms of reference included the following:
"The Task which the Commission has been
given has been to make a broad examination
of the Canadian economy, to survey the directions in which it seems likely to develop over
the next 25 years and to discuss some of the
problems which Canada may expect to encounter
along  the way."
Among these Gordon Commission forecasts
were   the   following:
(a) The nation's population would rise from
15.6 million to 26.7 million persons between   1955   and   1980:
(b) The average hours of work would fall
from 41.3 hours per week in 1955 to
34.3   hours   per   week   in   1980;
(c) The average Canadian, after paying income tax, will have about two-thirds
again as much net income for his own
use  in  1980 as he had in   1955;
(d) Agriculture will decline in relative as
well as absolute terms, while the other
resource industries and primary and
secondary manufacturing will employ
roughly the same proportion of the nation's total labour force as they do
today;   and
(e) While 62% of Canada's population lived
in Metropolitan areas in 1951, the corresponding figure 25 years hence will
be  more  in  the  order  of  80%.
than Southern Ontario during the period between now and 1980.
Back in the Spring of 1955, when
Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent was
casting about for his five Royal Commissioners, he took a long, hard look
westward as well. He was looking for
a Westerner with a sound background
in economics. If he were acquainted
with the ways of industry, so much
the better. Canada's Prime Minister
was also hoping to obtain the services
of a man who habitually looked beyond the boundaries of his province
and of the nation to the changing
world scene. That he selected our
present Chancellor, Dr. A. E. Grauer,
comes as no surprise. "Dal", as many
of our Alumni still know him, was
drafted. For more than two years,
now, he has been compressing a near-
to-endless round of hearings, discussions and report-writing sessions into
an already heavily-loaded schedule of
Company, University and other nation-
building works.
His assignment, like that of his four
compatriots, was no ordinary one.
Most Royal Commissions have a definite, but much less imaginative task
to perform. Each must first obtain the
facts, but having delved thoroughly
into past happenings, their job is nearly over. The "Gordon" Commission, on
the other hand, has been faced with
too many facts. Its greatest single
problem has been how to avoid being
confused by an over-supply of statistics. That the Commissioners have
come up with a comprehensive and yet
easily read series of documents is a
tribute not only to their seriousness
of purpose, but also to their ability
to extract the relevant from the irrelevant. Trend information there is
a-plenty, but their forecasts and recommendations are couched in language which can be readily understood by us laymen.
Curiously enough, the "Gordon"
Commission was asked to examine the
nation's economic health when Canada
was in the midst of an unprecedented
boom. Of particular interest was the
fact that the "Gordon" Commission
was asked to look twenty-five years
ahead. If it foresaw problems of a
general economic nature, it was to
identify them. But here, The Commissioners were left largely to their
own discretion. They were free to
choose their own subject matter and
to make such policy recommendations
as they thought relevant to Canada's
future   economic   well-being.
Canada's Royal Commission on
Economic Prospects quickly assembled
a staff and began to schedule public
hearings. These, too, were to differ
from the traditional mould. Its staff
consisted principally of economists;
only one lawyer was employed during
the course of its deliberations. Engineers and accountants helped, but their
contribution was usually of a supplementary nature. They were the experts employed by the Companies,
trade associations, Universities and
Government departments who supplied
detailed information. It was up to
the Commission's own staff to organise this material into memoranda,
studies and other documents which
would be of greatest use to the Commissioners themselves.
The "Gordon" Commission's hearings were of an informal nature.
Each witness who appeared before
the Commissioners did so voluntarily.
Many were top-level Executives;
others were businessmen prominent
in civic affairs. Reports such as that
tabled by the Government of B.C. were
often read into the record by provincial premiers. Several dozen professors and other learned men from the
Universities also were invited and
spoke on their favourite subjects.
With little or no previous instruction,
these prominent Canadians came forward and described, each in his own
manner, the course of events and the
problems which they thought their industry, region or institution might
encounter over the next 20 to 30
Like the hearings, the Commission's
staff effort was many-sided. Some
fifty economists were at one time employed in the preparation of studies
which dealt with the longer-term outlook for most sectors of the Canadian
economy. Integrated with this work
were the special researches undertaken by various Canadian banking
firms, life assurance companies and
industrial consultants. The Canadian
Labour Congress, the Federal Department of Labour and the Department
of Fisheries in Ottawa also prepared
reports, the subject matter of which
was of particular interest to the Commissioners. As a result of these activities, 330 different briefs and 20 pub-
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE      26 lished studies were thereby made
available to the Commission and,
through the Commission, to the Canadian public at large.
Resource development was one of
the major subjects with which the
Commissioners concerned themselves.
John Davis, a U.B.C. Applied Science
Graduate (Chemical Engineering,
1939), took on the task of directing
and editing such Studies as pertained
to Energy, Forestry, Mining and the
future growth of the Chemical Industry in Canada. In so doing, he worked
with numerous individuals in the industries concerned, in various Government departments and with the Universities. One such contributor was
Dr. D. A. Wilson, now chief economist
with the Canadian International Paper
Company in Montreal. Dr. Wilson,
who graduated in Forestry in 1948
from U.B.C, helped to prepare numerous chapters appearing in the "Gordon" Commission publication, "The
Outlook for the Canadian Forest
Other and more general sectors of
the Canadian economy also came under review. Canada's regional problems and prospects were examined
and documented at length in the
Study, "Some Regional Aspects of
Canada's Economic Development".
The tendency of industry to locate
around certain cities, the problems and
possibilities of automation and the
need for greater labour mobility were
also stressed in various of the Commission's staff Studies. The upward
trend in personal income, imports and
the future of Canada's export trade
came under review, as did the financing of future economic activity. Even
more comprehensive is the Commission's Study on "Output, Labour and
Capital in the Canadian Economy".
Professor Anthony Scott took a year
off from his duties at the University
of B.C. in order to prepare this latter
document. Running to several hundreds of pages, it envisages a near
doubling in Canada's population and
a tripling in the nation's total output
of goods and services during the forecast period under review.
While Sir Wilfred Laurier's prediction that the Twentieth Century
would belong to Canada may yet be
borne out by events, numerous thinking Canadians have recently begun to
enquire: "And who, in the latter half
of the Twentieth Century, does Canada belong to?" Foreign ownership
and control has political as well as
economic overtones, but the "Gordon"
Commission, taking its terms of reference seriously, delved into this controversial subject as well. Because
they saw fit to launch such an enquiry, many more facts have become
available concerning the role which
non-residents are continuing to play
as regards Canada's industrial
growth. In the Studies: "Canada-
United States Economic Relations"
and "Certain Aspects of Taxation
Relating to Investment in Canada by
Gordon Commissioners plot Canada's future: (left to right) Dr. A. E. 'Dal' Grauer, Chancellor of U.B.C.;
Mr. Omer Lussier, former Professor of Foresty of Laval University; Mr. D. V. LePan, Secretary of the
Commission; Mr. Walter L. Gordon, Chaiman of the Commission; Dr. Raymond Gushue, President of Memorial  University, St. John's, Newfoundland, and  Dr. Andrew Stewart,  President of the University of Alberta.
Non-Residents", we find many facts
which were hitherto unknown as well
as judgments which have an important
bearing upon our drive towards national independence.
If one looks at our list of Commissioners, the degrees which they hold
and the vocations or interests they
pursue, he will not be surprised at the
attention which they have paid to the
future of education in Canada. Dr.
Andrew Stewart of Edmonton is
President of the University of Alberta. Dr. Raymond Gushue is President of Memorial University in St.
John's, Newfoundland. The Chairman,
Walter L. Gordon, has long been associated with the direction and affairs of the University of Toronto.
Mr. Omer Lussier has taught Forestry at Laval. Our own "Dal" Grauer
is, of course, the Chancellor of U.B.C.
The concern with which they view the
shortage of skilled and professional
man-power in Canada and the suggestions which they make concerning
the future financing of our Universities and other educational institutions,
therefore, is based as much on experience as on the oral and other evidence which they turned up during
their hearings.
Several excerpts from the Commission's Preliminary Report bear quoting. The Commissioners say, for example, that: "It is our duty to point
out most emphatically that it is vitally
important to Canada's future for the
status of our Universities to be improved and strengthened, and for their
facilities to be increased. To accomplish this, as already noted, an additional $24 million to $36 million per
annum may be required within ten
years for increased salaries for present and new members of the teaching
staffs, and another $40 million per
annum on the average will be required for capital expenditures over the
25-year period. Further funds will be
required for increases in other operating costs, but in part at least these
will be offset by additional revenues
from fees and other sources. It is quite
beyond the capabilities of the universities themselves to raise these very
considerable sums without direct and
substantial aid from the governments
concerned. In this connection, it must
suffice for us to express the strong
opinion that no government which
bears any share of responsibility for
the future economic development of
this country can allow a solution to
the pressing financial problems of the
Universities to go by default".
One of the solutions which they
suggest was that of increasing "the
amount of the deductions from taxable income now allowed to individuals and corporations for donations
to educational institutions. This would
not mean much by way of reduction
in government revenues, but might be
of some importance in the case of
some Universities. Amendments might
be made also in the Federal Succession Duty Act to permit the deduction of gifts to universities and colleges from estates before the rate of
tax is computed".
Much more can be culled from the
Royal Commission on Canada's Economic Prospects publications. Their
Final Report, when it is released in
December, will discuss, weigh and
make recommendations concerning
many economic subjects with which
the Commissioners have been concerned over the past two and a half years.
While they, themselves, would be
among the first to admit that their
momentous effort is only a beginning,
they have looked more closely at the
composition of Canada's economic fabric than anyone else has done. They
have filled in important gaps where
information previously has been lacking. They have looked ahead as far
as the advice and data at hand allowed
them to. Meanwhile, they put their
collective finger on numerous trends
which, for want of changes in policy,
could have undesirable effects upon
the nation's rate of economic growth.
U.B.C. graduates, like future students in economics at the University,
will do well to familiarise themselves
with the works of the Commission.
Its finding and the manner in which
they are presented will, doubtless,
label it as being among the best qualified and perhaps the most influential
of Canadian Royal Commissions since
the days of the now famous Rowell-
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U.   B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE      28 Optimism Pervades
Fund Headquarters
There's a spirit of optimism at
Campaign headquarters as advance
and special names solicitation gets
under way in the University of British
Columbia Development Fund appeal
to business and to the public.
A number of factors have created
this optimism, despite unfavourable
economic conditions in some British
Columbia industry. These include:
(a) The inspiring leadership given
by many of British Columbia's top
business Executives. These men have
not merely loaned their names to the
Campaign but have devoted themselves wholeheartedly to the demands
on their time and effort.
(b) Premier Bennett's decision to
increase the ceiling on matching
grants to $7,500,000 in response to a
request of the Campaign Committee
endorsed by the Board of Governors.
(c) A gift of $250,000 from J. G.
Robson, retired New Westminster lumberman, to be devoted to men's residences on the Campus.
(d) The decision of U.B.C. Students,
by a 75 percent vote, to assess themselves $5.00 annually over the next
three years for a total of $150,000,
also for student residences.
(e) The increased interest in Higher
Education stimulated by the new era
in satellite and inter-continental missile development.
Solicitation in the Campaign will be
in two phases — the present canvass
of advance and special names, both
corporate and personal, and the general canvass of Alumni and community
prospects in January.
Organisation of the Alumni effort
is proceeding rapidly under the Chairmanship of Col. W. Tom Brown with
Darrell Braidwood as Vancouver
Chairman and Stuart Keate as Victoria   Chairman.   Team   captains   are
Leaders of the U.B.C. Development Fund campaign discuss the needs of the University. From
left to right are: Mr. H. R. MacMillan, a member
of the executive committee; Mr. Harold Foley,
head of the B.C. Corporations division of the
campaign, and Mr. Paul C. Cooper, general chairman of the campaign. Advance giving drive has
already begun and solicitation of Alumni will take
place   in  January  and   February  next  year.
being appointed for all Faculties and
Years and they in turn are setting up
canvassing teams.
"This is the first time the University of British Columbia has endeavored to canvass all Alumni personally" says John M. Buchanan,
Chairman of the University Division
in the Campaign organisation. "The
Annual Giving Programme, in which
nearly 4000 Alumni participated last
year, is done primarily by mail. This
is a tremendous effort requiring assistance of hundreds of Alumni".
In many cities of British Columbia,
the Alumni have undertaken the community canvass which will proceed in
January. Four Regional Chairman are
assisting in the community organisation — W. H. Raikes, Okanagan;
Ralph D. Perry, Kootenays; Hunter
Vogel, Fraser Valley; and Roderick
Haig-Brown, Vancouver Island.
In the Corporate field Alan H.
Williamson is Chairman of National
and Harold S. Foley of the British Columbia Division. The Personal Gifts
sections are headed by Hon. Sherwood
Lett, National, and Walter C. Koerner,
British Columbia.
Several leading B.C. business Executives who are in the East this month
are making calls in Montreal, Toronto,
Ottawa and New York on behalf of the
U.B.C. Campaign.
Mr. Robson's gift was hailed with
delight by Dr. Grauer, Dr. MacKenzie
and Paul E. Cooper, General Chairman
of the Campaign. "His decision to encourage student residences is typical
of his interest in others" Dr. Grauer
declared. "A splendid start for our
Campaign and a wonderful example
for others" Mr. Cooper added.
Two of Mr. Robson's four children
are graduates of U.B.C. — the late
Clifford, who graduated in Commerce
in 1938, and Mabel, a graduate in Agriculture in 1944. The latter's husband,
David A. Swackhammer, is also a
U.B.C. Graduate, (B.S.A. '43), and
they live with their two children in
Mr. Robson believes that out-of-
town Students should have accommodation on the Campus so they participate in student activity and not have
to spend a large part of their day travelling to and from boarding houses.
"I hope my gift will help solve the
housing problem" he said.
The decision of the Students to contribute $5.00 annually as their gift is
earmarked for residences. Matched by
the Province and by grants from the
Canada Council, these gifts will develop $1,200,000 for student residences.
Retired New Westminster lumberman Mr. J. G.
Robson presents his cheque for $250,000 to President N. A. M. MacKenzie and Chancellor A. E.
Grouer. Donation, earmarked for men's residences,
boosted Development Fund total to one million
The first block of student residences,
with accommodation for 400 Students,
will be constructed early in 1958. It
will have four units, housing 100 Students each, with central lounge, library and dining facilities. Three other
such blocks are planned in the overall
development of the Campus.
"The student body has set a wonderful example for business and industry," says Mr. Cooper. "The fact
that they are willing to make this
sacrifice for the future of U.B.C.
should inspire other citizens — and
especially Alumni — to rise to the
Dr. A. E. Grauer, Chancellor, presented to Premier Bennett the request
of the Campaign Committee for removal of the ceiling on matching
"The Premier was sympathetic and
has wished us success in our Campaign". The Provincial Government
will now match up to $7,500,000 any
funds raised by the present Campaign
or raised for Capital purposes over
the ten-year period covered by the
University's projected Campaign.
"Response to
our first efforts
convince us that
the people of British Columbia are
sincerely interested in the University", says Mr.
Cooper, "and
wish it to be adequately equipped
to prepare their
sons and daughters to be good citizens in our modern,
complex world".
Nearly 200 leading business leaders
from all parts of Canada have accepted
an invitation from Chancellor Grauer
to become members of a national sponsors committee. Many of the acceptances included words of encouragement
to U.B.C. and congratulations on the
Campaign project.
Fund Patron
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(Items of Alumni news are invited in the form
of press clippings or personal letters. These
should reach the Editor, U.B.C. Alumni
Chronicle, 252 Brock Hall, U.B.C, for the
next   issue  not  later than  February   15.)
The Honourable Mr. Justice A. E. Lord, Q.C.,
B.A., has been re-elected by the Senate to the
Board of Governors of the University for a
further term.
Mr. Justice J. V. Clyne, Q.C., B.A., was honoured November 12, 1957, at H.M.C.S. Discovery
when he was invested by Lieutenant-Governor
Ross with the rank of Commander of the
Order of  St.  John.
Sally Creighton (nee Murphy), B.A., M.A.
(Tor.), President of the Vancouver Local of
the Association of Canadian Radio and Television Artists, has been re-elected a Vice-President of the Canadian Council of Authors and
Artists (C.L.C.), the parent body of associations of free-lance performers and writers in
Canadian radio, television, and film.
George C. Lipsey, B.A.Sc, Vice-President and
General Manager of Britannia Mining and
Smelting Company, Limited, has resigned after
34 years continuous service with the Britannia
and Howe Sound Companies. Mr. Lipsey is a
member of, and has been active in, the Mining
Associations of B.C. and Manitoba ; the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy;
American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers; Mining and Metallurgical Society of America ; Manitoba Association of Professional Engineers; and the Association of
Professional Engineers of B.C. He has served
on the Council of the latter and was elected
Vice-President in 1956. He has presented several papers to both the C.I.M.M. and the
A.I.M.E. He is taking up residence in Vancouver.
Arthur A. Lambert, B.A.Sc, was recently
appointed Chief Engineer of the West Kootenay
Power and Light Company, Limited. Mr. Lambert has been with the Company since 1926.
Mrs. F. M. Ross (nee Phyllis Gregory), D.B.E.,
B.A., M.A. (Bryn Mawr), LL.D.'45, has been
appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Coun-
cil to the Board of Governors of the University
John E. Liersch, B.A., B.A.Sc.'27, M. F.
(Wash.), has been appointed to the newly-
created post of Executive Vice-President of the
Powell River Company, Limited. Mr. Liersch
has been Vice-President in Charge of Forestry
and Logging Operations for the Company since
Dorothy L. Coombe, B.A., Executive Director
of the Children's Aid Society since 1946, has
now joined the Staff of the School of Social
Work,  University of Manitoba.
Charles M. Mottley, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Tor.),
has been appointed Director of Operations Research for Charles Pfizer and Company, Incorporated. A consultant to the Company since
1956, Dr. Mottley served concurrently as a
senior scientist in the office of the Stanford
Research  Institute in  Washington,  D.C.
Peter Grossman, B.A., former Assistant Director of the Vancouver Public Library, has
been made Director. Mr. Grossman brings to
this position 27 years experience in library
work in Nova Scotia and in British  Columbia.
James D. McMynn, B.A.Sc, with the West
Kootenay Power and Light Company, Limited,
since graduation, has been appointed Rates and
Contract Engineer.
Nathan T. Nemetz, Q.C., B.A., with Leon
Ladner, Q.C. (see page 33) was elected by the
Senate to the Board of Governors of the University, replacing Kenneth P. Caple, B.S.A.'26,
M.S. A.'27, British Columbia Director of the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and John
M. Buchanan, B.A.'17, Chairman of British
Columbia Packers, Limited, whose terms of
office on  the Board have expired.
Donald L. Pritchard, B. A., M.A. (Wash.),
former Principal of Gladstone Junior-Senior
High School has been appointed an Inspector
of Elementary Schools in Vancouver. Mr.
Pritchard taught for ten years in Vancouver
Elementary schools and for 18 years in the
Secondary schools.
Colonel Donald F. Purves, B.Com., Director
of Administration at the Headquarters of the
Quebec District Department of National Defence, has been appointed one of three persons
comprising the Canadian Tolls Committee of
the St.  Lawrence Seaway Authority.
John Conway, M.C, B.A., A.M., Ph.D.
(Harv.), Assistant Professor of History at
Harvard University and, for ten years, Allston
Burr Senior Tutor at Eliot House, was appointed Master of Leverett House this summer.
Breen Melvin, B.A., Secretary and Treasurer
since April, 1953, of the Co-operative Union of
Canada, has been appointed Secretary of the
Co-operative Life Insurance Company. His
headquarters   are   in   Regina,   Saskatchewan.
Stanley H. Pinkerton, B.A., B.S.W.'48, former Assistant-Director of the Vancouver Children's Aid Society has succeeded Dorothy
Coombe, B.A.'27, as Director.
Joseph W. Fraser, B.A.Sc, has assumed the
position of Assistant Resident Manager at Port
Alice, B.C., with the Alaska Pine and Cellulose
Company,  Limited.
Commander K. E. Grant, CD., R.C.N., B.A.,
took over the Command of the Joint Atomic,
Biological and Chemical Defence Warfare
School at Camp Borden, recently. This marks
the first time a Naval officer has commanded
the unit.
Myrne B. Nevison, B.A., was recently awarded a Doctor of Philosophy Degree at the University of Minnesota.
William M. Sibley, B.A., M.A.'40, Ph.D.
(Brown), Chairman of the Philosophy Department of the University of Manitoba, has been
named Assistant to the President of the University. Professor Sibley will continue in his former position while performing his new duties.
Henry C. Campbell, B.A., Chief Librarian,
Toronto Public Libraries, is the Chairman of
the U.B.C Campaign Fund Committee for
H. Basil O. Robinson, B.A., B.A. (Oxon.),
has been named to Prime Minister Diefenbak-
er's office to reorganise liaison with the External Affairs Department.
R. F. Thorstenson, B.A., has left the Principalship of Qualicum Junior-Senior High School
for the School Inspectorship which includes
Ocean  Falls,  Alert Bay  and  Quatsino.
Robert A. Lowe, B.A.Sc, is now Supervisor,
Budgetary Control, Consolidated Mining and
Smelting Company of Canada Limited, Trail,
British   Columbia.
Colin S. MacKenzie, B.A., formerly Principal of Abbotsford Senior High School is now
Inspector of Schools for the Castlegar and
Arrow Lakes Districts.
James A. Thomas, formerly a teacher at
Mission, B.C. has taken over the School Inspectorship of the Smithers, Burns Lake and Van-
derhoof  School  Districts.
Hugh U. Hall, B.Com., has been appointed
Director of Cameron and Woodward Insurance
Agencies, Limited, and Assistant Branch Manager of the Commercial Insurance Agency,
Limited, Vancouver,  B.C.
Raoul Bertrand, B.A., M.A.,'46, Department
of Philosophy at the American University of
Beirut, represented the University of British
Columbia at the Inauguration of Dr. John Paul
Leonard as President of the American University of Beirut, on July 1,  1957.
R. S. Price, B.A., B.Com.'47, a teacher for
20 years in B.C., has been assigned to the
School Inspectorate. His area includes Agassiz,
Fraser Canyon  and  Princeton  School  Districts.
Malcolm A. MacDonald, B.S.A., M.S.A.*49,
Ph.D. (Oregon State Coll.), has joined the
Animal Husbandry Section of the Canadian
Experimental Farm at Lethbridge, Ailberta.
Dr. MacDonald brings to his new position ten
years research experience with cattle in the
United  States,  New  Zealand  and  Canada.
John Douglas Ross, B.A., received a Doctor
of Philosophy Degree from the University of
Minnesota   in  June  last.
John C Blewett, LL.B., a Graduate in the
First Law Class at U.B.C, has joined the
Legal Division of the Saskatchewan Power
Corporation as an Assistant Solicitor. Prior
to his appointment, Mr. Blewett practised in
Armstrong, B.C. for five years and in Kamloops  for four.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE       30 Arthur D. Bot ham, B.Com., formerly Assistant to the General Manager, Canadian
Western Lumber Division, Crown Zellerbach
Canada Limited, has been named Manager of
Shingle and Cedar Specialty Sales.
Edward L. Hewson, B.A., Research Engineer
for the Canadian National Railways at Montreal, has been appointed Superintendent of the
Company's Edson Division. Mr. Hewson majored in Physics and Mathematics while at
the   University.
Ronald F. Shepherd, B.A., has been inducted
as the new Rector of St. Paul's Church, Glan-
ford, with St. Timothy's, Hamilton, Diocese of
Niagara. He was formerly with the Diocese
of London. England, where he was Senior
Curate of St. Stephen with St. John, Westminster.
Lawrence L. Wilson, B.A., has been appointed
Assistant Administrator in Charge of Educational Programmes for the Canadian Hospital
Association. His headquarters are in Toronto.
Mr. Wilson was formerly Assistant Director
of the Vancouver General Hospital and Coordinator of the course in Hospital Administration jointly offered by the General Hospital and
The University.
Douglas C. Basil, B.Com., B.A.'50, Ph.D.
(Northwestern), has accepted the appointment
of Associate Professor in the School of Business Administration, University of Manitoba.
Robert O. Edwards, B.S.A., has been appointed Service Manager of Ford Tractor and
Equipment Sales Company of Canada Limited
in Toronto.
Colin B. Mackay, B.A.(N.B.), LL.B., President of the University of New Brunswick, has
recently received an Honorary Doctor of Laws
Degree from   Laval University.
Wellwood A. Marchbank, A.B. (Berkeley),
B.Ed., for 22 years a teacher in Creston, has
been appointed to the position of Relieving Inspector,  with headquarters in  Victoria.
Arthur Patterson, B.A.Sc, until recently Exploration Manager for Merrill Petroleums
Limited, has joined Western Decalta Petroleum
Limited as Exploration Manager with his
headquarters  in  Calgary.
Ronald S. Williams, B.S.A., has been appointed Manager of the Personal Accounts
Section of the Pemberton Insurance Corporation   Limited.
Thomas Acton "Tak" Kilby, B.A., assumed
the position of Secretary of the Ad and Sales
Bureau of the Vancouver Board of Trade, November 4, 1957. He was formerly with Crown
Zellerbach  Canada  Limited  at  Ocean   Falls.
Kenneth M. Wright, B.Com., has become a
Principal and also a Director of the firm of
Brown and Mitchell Limited, Advertising
Agency. The firm has now been re-named
Brown,  Mitchell  and  Wright,  Limited.
James Banham, B.A., formerly a Sub-Editor
for the Daily Express, London, England, is the
new Information Officer for the University of
British Columbia, and Associate Editor of the
U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle. Mr. Banham was
the Editor of the Ubyssey in 1949-50. (See
page 5.)
James R. Midwinter, B.A., B.Com.'53, Assistant Trade Commissioner in Guatemala since
1954, has been appointed Assistant Trade Commissioner in  Detroit,  U.S.A.
James M. Reid, B.A.Sc, has been appointed
Alberta District Manager for the sales organisation, Ferranti Electric Limited, with headquarters in Calgary.
David Aird, B.Com., B.Sc.(North Carolina),
has joined the Staff of the Faculty of Commerce, U.B.C He is Instructor in the Division
of   Production.
Brigitta Balla - Legrady, B.A., B.S.W.'53,
M.S.W.'54, is now attached to the Department
of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa. Miss
Balla-Legrady came to Canada seven years ago
from  Hungary.
Ross Johnson, B.Com., is now Manager of
the Edmonton Branch of the New York Life
Insurance Company.
Patrick Blewett, B.Com., has been appointed
the Administrator of Providence Hospital in
Portland,   Oregon.
Douglas Jung, B.A.,
LL.B/54, M.P. for
Vancouver Centre, is
with the Canadian
Delegation to the
United Nations as a
member of the U.N.'s
Sixth (Legal) Committee currently engaged with the task
of writing a definition
of  aggression.
Peter     Lusztig,     B.Com.,     M.B.A.     (Western
Ont.),  has  joined  the  Staff  of  the  Faculty  of
Commerce   at   U.B.C.    He   holds   the   rank   of
Instructor  in  the  Division  of  Finance.
John Bossons, B.A., was awarded a $1,500
Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship which
he is using to continue his studies in Economics  at Harvard  University.
J. A. Forbes, B.Com., formerly Assistant
Superintendent for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company in Moose Jaw, was transferred
to the Company's Edmonton office where he
holds the  same position.
Ronald J. Jephson, LL.B., has been appointed
Private   Secretary   to   the   Honourable   Howard
Green,   Minister  of  Public  Works.
Brian Egner, B.A., has been accepted as a
Commonwealth Relations Officer for duty in
Bechuanaland. He was selected for this appointment after interview with the U.B.C.
United Kingdom Overseas Service Appointments   Committee.
A. Lome Leach, B.S.A., has accepted an appointment as Assistant Executive Secretary
with  the  Agricultural  Institute of  Canada.
These notes on U.B.C. Alumni and former
students were gathered recently by Janet
Walker Berton (Mrs. Pierre Berton) —both
B.A/4L R.R. 1, Kleinburg, Ontario — in
Toronto and on a trip to Vancouver via the
United States in September, 1957. Some of
the information is just reported and not verified, so if it's not correct, we hope you'll
write   and   let   us   know.
Bill Grand, Arts'41, and his wife, Ann
Jeremy Grand, B.A.'40, are living in Portland,
Oregon, where Bill is in the commercial
photography business. He is a former Totem
photographer. They have one son, Jeremy, 14.
Ann works as secretary in the Multnomah
David Anstey and his wife, Amy Hackney,
B.A.'43, (1159 Timberlane, Victoria) are both
teaching in Victoria. They have three children,
Christopher, Louise, and Gregory.
Rev. E. M. Nichols, Arts'42, is General Secretary of the Student Christian Movement in
Canada  (Toronto).
David Housser, Com.'55, has been appointed
Manager of Marketing Services, responsible
for marketing surveys, research, new products
development, advertising and promotions for
Canadian Western Lumber Division, Crown
Zellerbach   Canada,   Limited.
A. M. (Brud) Matheson, Arts'44, well-known
in U.B.C. sports, has just been appointed
Assistant General Sales Manager for the Canadian Western Lumber Division, Crown Zellerbach  Canada,  Limited.
Marino Fraresso, B.A.Sc.'40, has been made
Distribution Engineer at Ontario Hydro in
Toronto. Dennis Fairbairn, B.A.Sc'42, is with
Gypsum  Lime and  Alabastine in  Toronto.
Dr. Robert L. McDougall, B.A/39. is
Associate Professor of English at Carleton
University, Ottawa, (549 Mansfield Avenue 3)
and a member of the Administrative Committee for the newly formed Institute of
Canadian Studies which was started at Carleton this July. He and his wife, Brenda
Goddard McDougall, B.A.'45, moved from the
University of Toronto this year with their
three   children,   Richard,   Ian   and   Christine.
Betty Corbould Morrison, B.A/42, works in
the   Registrar's   Officer   at   the   University   of
Toronto. She is a Past President of the
Etobicoke University Women's Club. Her
husband, Jim, a graduate of the University
of Saskatchewan, works for the Aluminum
Dr. C. David Fowle, B.A/42, M.A/44, is
doing wild life research with the Department
of Lands and Forests. His wife, Dr. Ann
Clemens Fowle, B.A/43, (daughter of former
U.B.C. Zoology Department Head, Dr. W. A.
Clemens) is doing important research with the
Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto Medical School. She works
with Dr. Hugh Ormsby, B.A/32 and they
fly all over Canada and United States giving
papers on virus diseases. David and Ann have
two   daughters,   Suzanne,   5,   and   Elizabeth,   2.
Professor John Farina, B.A/43 B.S.W/46,
M.S.W/50, formerly well-known in U.B.C.
and Vancouver sports circles and of the
University of Toronto School of Social Work,
made headlines in all Toronto papers recently
when he charged that Sports, and especially
Canadian Hockey was "degenerate." and
"breeding cheating, larceny and downright
sadism"   without   building   character.
Rex Parker, former U.B.C Engineering
Student and a Graduate of the University of
Toronto, is Sales Manager of Taylor Engineering and Construction Company in Toronto.
His wife, Phyllis Poyntz Parker, B.A/40, is
President of the Toronto Junior League this
year. They have three children, 14, 10, and 6.
Mrs. Stuart MacKay (Pat Cunningham,
B.A/45) is also on the Executive of the
Harry C. Campbell, B.A/40, is new Chief
Librarian of the Toronto Public Libraries and
comes   from   UNP^SCO   in   Paris.
R. Keith Porter, B.Com.'42, is Executive
Vice-President of Thomas J. Lipton and
Company, Limited. His wife is the former
Merle   Turnbull,   B.A/37.
The     following     notes     were     collected     at     a
recent meeting of the University Women's
Club   of   North   York:
Clarence Mann, B.A.Sc/43, M.A.Sc/44, (16
Glenallan Road, Toronto) is a Chemical Engineer with Imperial Oil. He and his wife,
Marion, a Graduate of the University of
Washington,   have   three   children.
Dorothy Hawkins Bleue, B.A/41, (Mrs. A.
W. Bleue. 50 Fairmeadow Avenue, Willowdale,
Ontario, has two small daughters. Her husband
is a Sales Manager for an electronics firm.
Thomas John, B.A/47, and his wife, Thelma
Behnsen John, B.A/45, (44 Leacroft Ave.,
Don Mills) have three children. He is with
Harold Toombs, B.A.Sc/44 (wife, Dorothy
Garrett,  B.A/44)   works at Monsanto.
June Hewiston Mallon, B.A/44, (164 Hill-
crest, Willowdale), has four children and is
Programme Director of the North York University Women's Club. Her husband, Albert,
is Director of Art at North Toronto Collegiate
and is campaigning to have university courses
in   art.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE      32 University News Notes
U.B.C.  Board Appointment's
Three new appointments to the
U.B.C. Board of
Governors were
announced recently. They are:
Mr. Leon Ladner,
Q.C.; Mr. Walter
Koerner, and Mr.
Einar Gunderson.
Mr.   Gunderson
   and  Mr.  Koerner
"-Xirsh, Ottawa  were  appointed
WALTER KOERNER       by   the   Lieuten-
ant-Governor-in-Council and Mr. Ladner  was   elected   as   a   representative
from   the   Senate   of  the   Universitv.
Delegation to Thailand
The Ninth Congress of the Pacific
Science Association will be convened
this year at Chulalongkorn University
in Bangkok, Thailand between November 17 and December 9. These congresses originated in 1920, and since
then, despite interruption during the
economic depression of the 1930's and
during the recent World War the
Association has assembled every 3 or
4 years. Previous meetings have been
held in Honolulu, Melbourne, Tokyo,
Batavia, Vancouver,. California, New
Zealand and in the Phillipines.
This year's meetings will include
sessions in meteorology, oceanography, anthropology, medical health and
a wide range of fields in the biological
sciences. In keeping with these interests, Canada's delegation is composed
of four biologists from the University
of British Columbia, Dr. Claude Dolman, head of the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Dr. C. C.
Lindsey, representing the Institute of
Fisheries, Dr. R. F. Scagel of the
Department of Biology and Botany
and the Institute of Oceanography,
and Dr. I. McT. Cowan, head of the
Department of Zoology, who leads
the delegation. Other members are
Dr. Ferris Neave of the Fisheries Research Board, Nanaimo; Mr. Andrew
Thompson, controller of the Canadian
Meteorological Service; Dr. Eugene
Monro of the Division of Entomology,
Science Service, and Marcel Raymond,
a  botanist  from  Laval  University.
Dr. Lindsey and Dr. Scagel are planning two weeks in Japan before the
Conference visiting fisheries research
stations, oceanographic laboratories
and universities and following the
Conference they will proceed to Australia to make similar visits in Sidney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Dr. Cowan's itinerary includes a
brief stop in Tokyo to consult with
the staff of the Whales Research Institute and to visit the Department of
Zoology at Tokyo University. On the
way home a short visit will be paid
to Hong Kong University and a 5-day
stop will be made in Wake Island to
study the biology of a coral atoll. Of
special interest is the recovery of
avifauna following virtual extermination by the beleaguered Japanese
garrison there.
En route to the Conference Dr.
Dolman has been invited to lecture at
Universities in Sapporo, Kyoto and
Tokyo where he is visiting to discuss
problems of bacterial food poisoning
research. On his return he will pay a
brief visit to the University of the
Phillipines at Manila. —I.McT.C.
Dean MacPhee Honoured
E. D. MacPHEE, M.M., M.A., B.Ed.,
(Edinburgh) Professor and Dean of
the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree by the
University of Alberta at their Autumn
Graduation Ceremonies in Edmonton
on November 2, 1957
Part of the Citation for his Degree
reads as follows:
"Such in brief is the story of his
achievement and his contributions to
Canadian education and business. His
return to teaching, after twenty years
experience in the top levels of the
business world has been a boon to
business education in Canada. He has
brought to his profession the gifts of
an inspiring teacher, a skilled organiser and a quality of integrity which
have earned for him the love of his
Remembrance Day
U.B.C.'s War Memorial Gymnasium was the scene
November 11 of well-attended Remembrance Day
ceremonies. Wreaths were placed at the foot of
the Memorial inscription and addresses were delivered by Lt. Col. John McLean, officer commanding the U.B.C. contingent, C.O.T.C, and Mr. J. 0.
Neave, President of the 196th Western Universities
Battalion Association. Seen above are, from Left,
Lt. Comdr. E. S. W. Belyea, Major Finlay Morrison,
M.B.E.; W/C Ray Herbert, D.F.C; J. R. Atkinson,
Officer Cadet Daniel T. Dunn; Lt. Col. Harry T.
Logan, M.C; Cadet Jim Laker, Sub. Lt. Jan J.
Drent, Rev. H. B. Barrett, Lt. Col. J. F. McLean,
D.S.O.; Rev. William Deans, M.M.; J. O. Neave,
Rev. Temple Kingston.
students and the respect and admiration of the business community. His
insistence on high standards in business relationships has earned for him
the title of "the conscience of Canadian business."
Premier Visits U.B.C.
The Honourable W. A. C. Bennett,
Premier of British Columbia, was an
interested visitor to the University on
the afternoon of October 30, 1957.
r'sical Education Conference
(Tor.), A.M.(Texas State Coll. for
Women),   Associate    Professor,
School of Physical
Education, and
,^^_ SCHRODT repre-
AFV^^^B  sented   U.B.C.   at
M     J^^^H  the  Annual   Con-
m%    JH^^^^M ference    of    the
Western Society
Marian Penney
of Physical Education for College Women at Asilomar, California, November 7-10. Asilomar is a State-owned
and State supported Conference Centre situated on the Pacific Coast 140
miles south of San Francisco. Its comfortable residences and spacious dining room, main lodge and conference
halls can accommodate 1,000 delegates.
One hundred and ninety-three women representing some 60 Universities, Colleges, State Teachers' Colleges and Junior Colleges from the
seven Western States and the Province of British Columbia registered
at the Annual Conference of W.S.P.E.
C.W. In addition to attending general meetings, delegates participated
in two of ten discussion groups devoted
to particular aspects of the Conference
theme—Women's Physical Education
on the Campus of the Future. Teaching
techniques in Fencing, Movement,
Trampoline, Springboard Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Tennis and
Tumbling were demonstrated, and reports on unpublished theses were
given. The principal speakers were
Dean Quillan and Dr. Lois Stolz, both
of Stanford University.
W.S.P.E.C.W. is a branch of the
National Association of Physical Education at College level throughout the
United States and Canada. At the
close of the Conference, Mrs. Penney
took office as President of W.S.P.E.
C.W. She is the first Canadian woman
to hold this position.
Mrs. Fee's Home Address
In response to enquiries regarding
the home address of Mrs. Sarah Fee,
the distinguished Mother of her distinguished son, the late Archie R. Fee,
B.A. '25, she now resides at: Glen
Brae Private Hospital, 1690 Mathews
Ave., Vancouver, B.C. (see Tribute
to Archie Fee in Autumn 1957 Chronicle, Page 37.)
33       U. B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE The Benefits of Electronics are everywhere...
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE       34 Students' Council for the year 1957-58 poses in the Board Room of Brock Hall. Seated, left to right,
Marlene Jones, executive member; Georqe Morfitt, treasurer; Ken Browner, vice-president; Ben Trevino,
president; Barbara Leith, secretary; Bryan Williams, coordinator of activities, and Barbara Hart,
chairman. Women's Athletic Directorate. Standing, left to right, Phil Kueber, chairman, Men's Athletic
Directorate; Sheila Croker, chairman. Women's Undergraduate Society; Peter Meekison, second member-
at-large; Grant Macdonald, first member-at-large; Neil Merrick, chairman,, Undergraduate Societies
Committee; Chuck Connaghan, chairman. Undergraduate Clubs Committee and Randle Jones, public
relations officer.   Missing  is Mrs.   Pat Marchak, editor-in-chief of the Publications Board.
Campus News and Views
A.M.S. Public Relations Officer
With the arrival of nearly 2,400
Freshmen to U.B.C. this fall, students
found themselves a part of the second
largest University in Canada boasting
an enrolment of 8,904 full-time registrations.
"Frosh" were given a warm reception through which they will be made
to feel at home here at U.B.C. Hazing
went on as usual although there is a
feeling around the Campus that we
have outgrown such shenanigans and
that they should be curtailed as at
some Eastern Universities. Freshmen
and Freshettes wore their accustomed
grotesque garb and endured their embarrassment in the stoic manner typified by the Frosh each year. The week-
long schedule of initiation events for
first year students culminated with
the Frosh Reception, traditionally one
of the best attended of the year. Miss
Mary Ann Elliot, Arts '61, of Vancouver, was crowned Frosh Queen by Dr.
N. A. M. MacKenzie.
Signs of our growth and expansion
were visible all around the Campus to
both Frosh and upperclassmen. It was
with pleasure that Ben Trevino, representing the student body, handed over
the keys of the new Brock Extension
to Chancellor Grauer. This $315,000
structure houses many clubs and facilities and was a badly-needed addition.
The Brock Extension also houses the
Brock Hall Art Collection for which
every student now pays 15 cents per
year into a fund with which to purchase Canadian Art on a national
scale, generally leaning to modern
works. The gallery, located in the link
between old and new Brock, already
boasts seven paintings and expects
eventually to gain the size and prestige of the Hart House collection in
The boom of student activity was
probably strongest heard in the
Armouries as Clubs Day provided religious, common interest and political
groups with the opportunity to woo
membership. Some 5,000 students,
more than 20% more than last year,
signed up for a record total of eighty-
five clubs.
Reflecting the forward momentum
of an extremely aggressive student
body, already carrying a $300,000 liability on their shoulders, the Fall General Meeting featured discussion of a
plan whereby students would voluntarily have their Alma Mater Society
Fee raised to provide sorely needed
housing. The meeting voiced its approval and a referendum was put to
the students in the middle of November. Result: 76% of the students in
favour. Students will pay $5.00 for
three years, netting a total of approximately $150,000 which will be matched,
dollar for dollar, by the Government
of British Columbia.
U.B.C. followed the nation, politically, and this year's Model Parliament
is led by the Conservatives who won
29 seats, followed by the Liberals with
23; C.C.F., 15; Socreds, 6; and the
L.P.P. with 2. Model Parliament was
opened with all the colour and pageantry of its Ottawa counterpart. This
year the speech from the throne was
read by the President of the Students
Council, as Governor-General, flanked
by other students clad in the robes and
regalia representative of other high
Government officials.
Students' Executive Programme has
begun its second year of operation following its overwhelming success of
last spring. The programme revolves
around a series of evening lectures designed to provide students with the
tools of effective leadership and committee work. Parliamentary procedure,
group leadership and other related
topics are areas of discussion.
University students proved they could bleed
as well as ever, judging by the results of this
fall's Blood Drive — more than 2,500 pints
donated to the Canadian Red Cross. . . . The
Alma Mater Society Film depicting Campus life
will be ready by Christmas. Produced by the
film society, its running time will be one half
hour . . . (Plans for the 1958 Open House are
already in high gear as the student committee,
led by Ron Longstaffe, prepares to host over
80,000 British Columbians on February 28 and
March 11). . . . U.B.C. Radio is now heard weekly
at 8:10 p.m. over CJOR; in addition U.B.C.
Digest is distributed weekly over a Province-
wide network of regional stations in 15 cities.
... A grim reminder of the Hungarian Revolt
was seen on Campus as 150 Students of the
Sopron Faculty of Forestry marched bareheaded
in the rain October 23 to commemorate the
events of last year. A wreath was placed in the
Gymnasium and a tree planted on the Wesbrook
lawn. . . . Delegates to the National Federation
of Canadian University Students' Conference in
Quebec City returned feeling the organisation
was definitely on the upswing productively and
therefore was fast withdrawing from the cocoon
stage it has inhabited for the past few years.
. . , A new Conference was put forth for
student participation this year. It was a conference on World Affairs to be held at McGill
in the latter part of November. Two students
were selected from the many applications received, Michael Jeffery, Law '59, of Vancouver
and Wayne Hubble, Arts '58, of Kelowna.
. . . This year's Totem will not have Undergraduate pictures as in the past. It is felt that
a catalogue of pictures does not constitute an
active part of an annual for a University this
size because of its expense and the work entailed. . . . Next year's World University Service
summer seminar will be held in Yugoslavia.
Two delegates from U.B.C. will be selected to
attend. . . . The three Fall Plays presented by
the Players Club this year were: "The Link,"
"The Torchbearers" and "Deirdre of the Sorrows" . . . The humour magazine "Pique" made
its 1957 debut in early November and was an
instantaneous success. It will be followed
shortly by "Raven" the literary magazine to be
released at the end of the fall term. . . . The
Musical Society is rehearsing Irving Berlin's
"Call Me Madam" as their annual production.
The week-long- presentation will be staged in
the third week of February.
Retiring Chancellor the Hon. Sherwood Lett
(left) waits to cut ribbon officially opening
the extension to Brock Hall while A.M.S. President Eten Trevino hands over keys of the
building to Chancellor Grauer (second from
right). Watching proceedings at right is
U.B.C. President Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie.
35       U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Sports Summary
Athletic Director, U.B.C.
The Thunderbird Football Team
played the longest schedule in its history this fall, by completing ten consecutive games between September 21
and November 21. As an experiment
the final game of the season was
played on a Thursday noon-hour,
against College of Puget Sound.
At the beginning of the season a
62-passenger, chartered Super-Constellation carried our team, as well as
several University officials and Alumni, to London, Ontario, for the Fifth
Annual Churchill Cup Game against
the University of Western Ontario.
We faced a great team and were
soundly defeated 54 - 0; in Coach
Metras' own words, "This is the
greatest team in Western history."
They certainly went on to prove this,
by going through the entire Eastern
Intercollegiate schedule undefeated.
Injuries and 'flu played havoc with
the U.B.C. team during most of its
schedule, and in one game on October
5, three players received knee injuries
which retired them for the season. We
do not intend to alibi the results of the
season's play, which produced only
one victory, a 40 - 2 win over Seattle
Cavaliers in an exhibition game. Frank
Gnup produced a team that played
sound football, and at times showed a
brilliant offense, but numerous defensive errors gave away key touchdowns
in almost every game. The team lacked
a "Jim Boulding" in the backfield and
were unable to score those needed
yards in the opponents' territory.
What is the future of football at
U.B.C? Many students and Alumni
are asking this question again, in the
light of a disappointing season. There
is no doubt in my mind that with 2,000
boys   now   playing   midget,   juvenile,
junior and High School football in the
Province the standard of U.B.C. football will gradually improve, and that
eventually our team will be able to
compete on equal terms with the Evergreen and Pacific Northwest Conference Teams. Until the Prairie Universities start playing football again,
there does not seem to be any feasible
alternative to our present set-up.
Although it is too early in the season to predict the success of the Varsity Basketball team, the four pre-con-
ference exhibition games played so far
indicate a good season for the Thunderbirds.
The Homecoming Grad Game on
November 8th produced the most exciting finish I have ever witnessed,
when the Grads, coached by Paul
Plant, staved off a determined last second drive by the 'Birds' to win the
annual classic 51-50. The following
grads turned out to the Banquet which
preceded the game, and then went on
to the floor to demonstrate the skills
which they had not forgotten, before
the best Homecoming basketball crowd
in many a year: Sandy Robertson, Bob
Scarr, Harry Franklin (Alumni Representative), Paul Plant, Jim McLean,
Bruce Yore, Dave Campbell, Ron Weber, John Forsythe, Ted Ray, Neil De-
saulnier, Ralph Hudson, Nev Munro,
Bud McLeod, John Southcott, Reid
Mitchell, Norm Watt and Bob Hindmarch.
The following weekend Jack Pom-
fret's Thunderbirds played host to Alberni Athletics in a two-game series,
and we scored convincing wins in both
games, winning the latter by 19 points.
The team will travel to Alberni for a
return series on January 3 and 4.
Seattle Buchans, 1956 National
A.A.U. Champions in the United States, brought to Vancouver on November 22 and 23, an impressive squad of
ex-college   basketball   stars.   Nobody
seriously expected the University team
to provide close competition against
a team which last year had won 66 out
of 78 games, and won 17 out of 18
games on their recent European tour.
However, the two nights produced
thrilling basketball, and the Thunderbirds, who led on several occasions
during the games, lost by only 6
points each time, by identical scores
of 68 - 62.
It appears that Jack Pomfret will
have a taller team this year, with
slightly more depth than previously.
Back from last year are Olympian
Eddie Wild, Lyall Levy, and Barry
The schedule of home games, all of
which begin at 8 p.m., follows:
Central   Washington   College
Eastern Washington College
Whitworth College
Western Washington College
College of Puget Sound
Pacific Lutheran College
. 7—
University of Alberta
I'niversity of Alherta
Presentation of the Winston Churchill Trophy at London, Ontario, on Sept. 21. From left: Mr. Don Manuel,
(in wheelchair, back to camera); Dr. Harold Elliot, of the Canadian Paraplegic Association, under whose
auspices the East-West Intercollegiate games are played; John Girvin, captain of Western Ontario's
football  team,  and Mr.  Doug Mowat, of Vancouver.
Rugby fans on the Pacific Coast will
be pleased to learn of the up-coming
visit by the Australian National Touring "Wallabies", who are now on an
extended tour of the British Isles and
Europe, and will play three games in
British Columbia next year.
Mar. 15—    B.C.  All-Stars—at  Empire  Stadium
20—    University  of  B.C.—at   U.B.C.
22—    B.C.  All-Stars—al  Victoria
They will also play several games in
California before departing for home.
This is the same team which appeared
in Vancouver in 1948, and included
Dr. Max Howell, who is now our
Rugby Coach and member of the
School of Physical Education Staff.
Head Rugby Coach Albert Laithwaite, due to ill health, has turned
over to Dr. Howell, for an indefinite
period, the coaching of the Varsity
Rugby Team. Mr. Laithwaite will continue to handle the over-all rugby programme at the University, which has
grown to a total of five representative
The University of California - B.C.
Annual World Cup Rugby Series will
be played as usual, with the 'Birds'
travelling to Berkeley at the end of
February. California will return to
Vancouver on March 27 and 29. Last
year U.B.C. won the coveted trophy.
The Thunderbirds Ice Hockey
team is having a successful season, to
date, in the New Westminster Commercial Hockey League. The team,
coached by Dr. Ron Donnelly for the
second year, will play a full schedule
of games in preparation for the Annual Hamber Cup Series against the
University of Alberta. The series will
be held at Kerrisdale Arena on February 18-19.
U. B.  C.    ALUMNI   CHRONICLE       36 Dorothea Lundel
Revelstoke paid its
tribute to Dorothea
Lundell, B. A. '32,
when she was named
Good Citizen of the
Year in 1948. Her
good works in her
home town were legion. As a member of
the high school staff
she coached girls' basketball teams, sponsored the school paper
and the annual, conducted a glee club
and directed operettas. In her church
she played as organist and led the Junior
Choir for over twenty-five years. She was a
member of the Revelstoke Chapter of the
Eastern Star, of the Canadian Club, the University "Women's Club, the Revelstoke Teachers' Association and the Revelstoke Branch of
the U.B.C. Alumni Association. Recently she
was a member of the Revelstoke Parks Board.
Those of us who met her at University
remember a classmate who had wide interests
in University life and an enthusiasm for living which she shared with her fellows. She
was a scholar and completed an Honours Course
in French Language and Literature. She was
well read and joined with pleasure in the
activities of the Letters Club making her
contribution to the members' deliberations on
current literature. She enjoyed personalities,
writing for the record and the excitement of
deadlines ; she served as co-editor of a certain
Education '33 journal published partly in Revelstoke and partly in the office of the Dean of
Arts during the closing hours of her final busy
term on the Campus.
Her fresh enthusiasm for ideas and for
letters she always retained. In 1956 she was
in Victoria at Summer School studying the
latest methods in Conversational French, reminiscing with old Letters Club friends—refreshing herself in this way for the next
session   with   her   classes.
Young people were always a vital part of
her life. She entertained them in her home,
counselled them, helped them over rough spots.
No one can tell how many young people came
to her for help. We can be sure that they all
received encouragement, for she had a rare
gift of inspiring them to set worthwhile goals
for   themselves.
—Mary  Fallis,  B.A.  *32.
Mrs. A. F. B. Clark
Word received here recently of the death in
Toronto of Mrs. A. F. B, Clark brought a deep
sense of loss to her many friends in Vancouver.
Although it had been known that she had
been for some time in poor health, yet the
news of her death came as a great shock. The
Clarks had been for many years such a vital
part of our University life, that their retirement to Toronto a few years ago left a very
real void. Down through the years their
charming home had been a happy Mecca for
music-lovers, art-lovers and just lovers of good
talk, not only among colleagues but also from
all over the city, and Mrs. Clark's generous
hospitality   was   boundless.
Many groups of students too enjoyed the cultured atmosphere of their home. The Clarks
had travelled widely and had brought back
many treasures. Their collection of good musical recordings was outstanding and they delighted to share their pleasure in them with
their friends of like tastes. Dr. Clark's interests
were extremely varied, and his wife shared
those interests to an unusual degree. She was
indeed a woman of rare quality, gifted and
lovable, and yet most unassuming.
Like her husband, Mrs. Clark was a graduate
of the University of Toronto, where she specialised in French. When Dr. Clark joined the
French Department at U.B.C. in 1918, she too
was engaged as Instructor and carried on her
teaching for some years. Her gentle dignity and
attractive personality, as well as her teaching
ability won her the affection and esteem of the
many students who worked with her.  Her inter
est in the students was unfailing. She was one
of the early Presidents of the Faculty Women's
Club, and in that capacity and later as an active
member worked constantly on their behalf. She
was also a valued member of the Women's
Musical Club, the University Women's Club and
the Monday Art Study Group.
Those friends fortunate enough to have known
Mrs. Clark intimately will cherish the memory
of her friendship as a high privilege, and their
deepest sympathy will go out to Dr. Clark in
his crushing bereavement.
—I. S. M.
distinguished sons of B.C., one who stayed ;tt
home among his own people in the Fraser
Valley and New Westminster where he was
born and educated and where he worked during
his   lifetime.
—J.   B.
J. Cameron  MacKenzie
With saddened hearts and minds, relatives,
friends, business associates and government
representatives gathered together in New Westminster on November 19, 1957, to pay their
last respects and homage to J. Cameron MacKenzie. A native son of British Columbia and
a life-time resident of New Westminster,
Cameron MacKenzie died on November 16 at
his home,  103-3rd Ave.,  New Westminster.
Cameron MacKenzie obtained his education
at the Public and High Schools in New Westminster and graduated from The University of
British Columbia in 1930 with the degree of
B.S.A. and obtained the M.S.A. degree in
1932. Like his father, the late Mr. D. E. Mac-
Kenzie, who was for many years secretary of
the Provincial Exhibition in New Westminster
and various farm organisations, Cameron MacKenzie devoted his life to the interests of the
farming community of the Fraser Valley,
where he was best known, and to civic activities of the City of New Westminster To list
only a few of his affiliations, suffice it to mention that he was secretary of District "E"
Farmers' Institutes, of the May Day Celebration, the B.C. Poultry Industries Council and
a member of the New Westminster Library
Because of his organising ability, Cameron
MacKenzie's services were sought by many
civic clubs, business, fraternal and farmer organisations He was exceptionally gifted in
preparing briefs for submission to Federal and
Provincial Governments on many current problems. His wide knowledge of agricultural
problems, together with an ability to size up
the pros and cons enabled him to sum up a
case in a lucid and effective way. On many
occasions he appeared as spokesman before
Federal and Provincial Ministers and was
always listened to with the greatest respect.
His voice carried a great deal of weight, for
he spoke for others who he felt needed help
and   assistance.
Cameron was closely associated with the
Poultry Industries Council which he served as
secretary almost from the time of its inception until his death, a period of fourteen years.
During the Second World War his responsibilities were extremely onerous. Without sparing
his health or considering his personal interests
he worked unstintingly to increase egg production when Britain needed everything this
Province could produce — and this at a time
when there was a shortage of labour, shortage
of feed and many transportation difficulties. It
was with great satisfaction that Cameron MacKenzie saw boatload after boatload of eggs
leaving New Westminster for Great Britain
during  that critical  period
In more recent years, he was associated with
a number of projects of vital importance to
the poultry industry such as vaccination for
Newcastle Disease and the establishment of an
animal   pathology   laboratory   in   the   Valley.
Mr. MacKenzie is survived by three sisters.
Miss Mary, B.A.'23, Miss Margaret, B.A.'30,
and Mrs. R. C. (Dorothy) Armstrong, B.A.Sc.
(Nurs.)'31, and a brother Dr. C. Duncan MacKenzie, B.S.A.'29, M.S.A., Ph.D., all U.B.C.
graduates. Honorary pallbearers were W. M.
Mott, Mayor F. H. Jackson, Ted Kuhn, Alderman Jack Allison, J. J. Johnston, Dean Lock-
wood, E. C. Furness, and Leonard Hume;
active pallbearers were Fred Curtin, Alderman
Stuart Gifford, Allan Stewardson, John Watson,
Otis Munday and Dr.  Frank Currie.
His untimely death is deeply felt by his classmates, Alumni, and Staff members of the
Faculty of Agriculture at the University. He
left many things unfinished but his work on
behalf of Agriculture will not be forgotten,
nor his influence unfelt. Cameron will continue
to  live   in  our  memories   as  one  of  the  more
AUGUST 7, 1867 - SEPTEMBER 17, 1957
Many thousand Graduates of the University
of British Columbia know the name Wesbrook.
At the University we have Wesbrook Building,
Wesbrook Camp, Wesbrook Crescent, and Anne
Wesbrook Hall. This last, one of the women's
residences, was named for the gracious lady
who was the wife of our first president, Frank
Fairchild Wesbrook.
Many of us have had the privilege ot* knowing Mrs. Wesbrook personally, and we now
mourn the death on September 17th of this
woman who, by her sweetness and kindness,
charmed   everyone   she   met.
Anne Taylor Wesbrook, the daughter of
Thomas Wardlaw Taylor and Margaret Val-
lance Taylor, was born on August 7th 1867
(90 years ago) in Toronto, where her father
was Master in Chancery at Osgoode Hall. Anne
Taylor attended the Model School and Miss
Hait's   School  in  Toronto.
In 1883 the Taylor family moved to Winnipeg, where Thomas Taylor became Chief Justice of Manitoba and was knighted by Queen
Victoria. Often Mrs. Wesbrook spoke of those
early days in the raw, western city. Their home
was on the outskirts of town ; there were no
paved streets, and there was not even a proper
sidewalk. When the snow melted it was something of an adventure for Anne, her five
brothers, two sisters, two half-sisters and one
half-brother to leave and to return to the
In due course, Anne Taylor went to college,
Manitoba College, and then to Scotland and
Heidelberg for a year to "finish", as it was
called  in those days.
On April 8th, 1896 she married a young
physician, Frank Fairchild Wesbrook, and went
with him to Minneapolis, where he became
Dean of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. and Mrs. Wesbrook had one daughter,
Helen, now Mrs. George C. Robertson. They
remained in Minneapolis until 1913, when Dr.
Wesbrook was invited to become the first President  of the Unversity of  British  Columbia.
That was indeed a fortunate day for both the
University and the city when the Wesbrooks
arrived. The hospitality of their home was enjoyed by all the students, all of whom Mrs.
Wesbrook knew my name and always - and at
any time -  welcomed  warmly to her home.
A few years after Dr. Wesbrook's death in
1918, Mrs. Wesbrook left Vancouver to spend
several years in travel in Europe and with her
daughter in Minnesota and later in London,
England, but in the early thirties she returned
to make her permanent home again in Vancouver.
During the past 25 years, Mrs. Wesbrook
was closely associated with the University and
no function would have been complete without
her presence. Now we shall see her no longer
among us, and we grieve for our loss. Our
memory of her will endure, however, and her
devotion, faith, trust, courage and cheerfulness
will continue to be a constant encouragement
to us  all.
Mrs. Hugh H. McCaughey <nee Margaret
Haspel), B.A.. died August 19, 1957. She is
survived by her husband and three children,
Brian, Bruce and Joan, of 1227 West 27th
Avenue, Vancouver; her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
G. K. Haspel and her Grandmother, Mrs. Morrison, all of 1947 West 42nd Avenue, Vancouver.
Mrs. McCaughey was active in social service
work in the city for many years prior to her
Mrs. Oliver Melvin Julson (nee Phyllis Anna
Wayles), B.A., died on October 4, 1957, in
Powell River, B.C., after a lengthy illness. She
is survived by her husband, Melvin, B.A.Sc'44,
and three children, Monica, Mark and Drusilla
of Powell River; her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred Wayles ; and a sister, Mrs. Eden Gruen-
berg of Syracuse, N.Y.
Mary Erskine Glen, B.A., passed away on
September 23, 1957. She is survived by her
brother, John, B.A.'41, in London, England; a
sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James
McKenzie, one nephew, Barry, and two neices,
Margaret Anne and Heather, all of Vancouver.
Miss Glen, together with her brother, John,
were very active in The Players' Club while on
the Campus.   She was 38.
F/L Hans Braathen, B.A., died September 22,
1957, in Ottawa, after a lengthy illness. He was
35. F/L Braathen joined the R.C.A.F. in 1941
and served overseas for two years. In 1950 he
rejoined the R.C.A.F. He is survived by his
widow (nee Doris Patricia Stainsby, B.A.'49),
a son, Rick and a daughter, Karen, all of 250
Mart Circle .Ottawa; bis Father, Einer Braathen of Denmark ; two brothers, Nels and Richard, and one sister, Mrs. M. Stidel, all of
British Columbia.
John S. Slater, B.A.Sc, died October 20,
1957, after a brief illness, in Calgary, Alberta.
Mr. Slater was General Manager of Pembina
Pipe Line Limited at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife, June, and two
sons, James and John, and a daughter,
Catherine, all of 4603-14th Avenue S.W.,
Calgary; his Mother, Mrs. James S. Slater,
Vancouver; two sisters, Mrs. Stanley L.
Harris, and Mrs. Ian Coote, both of West
Harold Rome, died November 14, in the
Boston General Hospital after a heart operation. Mr. Rome, Vice-President of the Western
Industrial Supplies was an Executive Member
of the Talmud Torah Association and the Jewish Community Council. He is survived by
his wife, Lore, and Three sons, Leon, Leslie
and Steven, all of 6908 Marguerite Ave. ; his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Rome of Vancouver ; and two sisters, Mrs. Lucio Glesby of Los
Angeles and Mrs. Helen Ansberg of Portland.
He was 40.
Because of changes in Branch
Organisations and the establish
ment of new Campaign Centres
for   the   University   of   British
Columbia Development Fund,
the Directory of Branches is in
the process of alteration and will
not appear in this Issue.
ANDERSON-REVELL. Arthur Murray Anderson, B.A. '56, to Margaret-Rose Grace
Revell.  B.S.P.   '57.
Anselm Anderson, B.A. '54, to Sylvia Shiela
ARCHER-CAIRNS. Leonard Trevis Archer, to
Ruth Lillian Cairns, B.H.E.  '55.
BAILEY-ELLISON. Charles B. Bailey, B.S.A.
'54, M.S.A. '56, to Mary Elizabeth Ellison,
in  Oyama.
BANERD-MARSHALL. Adair John Banerd,
B.A. '5'6, to Kay Vanstone Marshall.
BECK-SCOTT. Kenneth Wallace Beck, B.S.P.
'57, to Margaret Jean Scott, in Mission City.
wick, B.A. '55, to Ann Dickson Willougby,
B.S.A.   '56.
Clogston   to   Vivian   Sabiston,   B.H.E.   '56.
CURRIE-WRAY. James Edward Currie,
B.Com.  '57, to Myrtle Helen Wray.
DIROM-WRINCH. Ian Carter Dirom, B.A.Sc.
'57,   to  Marjorie  Josephine  Wrinch.
DOBSON-DAVENPORT. Jack Walter Dobson,
B.A. '53, B.Ed. '56, to Lee Nancy Davenport, B.Ed. '57.
GANZ-LONGARD. Ben Ganz, B.A. '57, to
Viola Longard, in Mission.
GREENOUGH-KRANE. Ronald Lee Green-
ough to Ruth Julia Krane,  B.Com.   '57.
HALSEY-RONEY. Eugene John Halsey, B.A.
'53,  to Mary  Isobel   Roney,   in   Armstrong.
HARRIS-BYRON. Michael Harris, B.A.Sc.
'56, to Patricia Elizabeth Byron, in Abbotsford.
HAYWARD-BANERD. Herbert Medwyn, Hayward, B.A. '56, to Audrey Jean Banerd,
B.A.   '56.
HOLLINGUM-MILLAR. Victor J. Hollingum,
B.Com.   '53,  to Joan  Annandale  Millar.
KILLEEN-ADAIR. James William Killeen,
B.A. '54, to Phyllis Mary Adair.
LANSDELL-WINTER. Band Sgt. Rodney Stuart Lansdell (R.C.E.), to Evelyn Anne Winter,   B.P.E.   '56.
LEE-DONG. Robert Lee, B.Com. '56, to Lily
Dong,   B.S.N.   '56.
LEE-KONG. Kendrick James Lee., B.Com.
'57,  to Eleanor  Kong,  B.H.E.   '57.
LEPAGE-BONE. Antoine Lepage, M.D. (Montreal), to Genevieve Gilmour Bone, B.H.E.
LIND-SMITH. John Arnold Lind, B.A.Sc. '57,
to June Roberta Smith.
LONGLEY-WALPOLE. J. Donald Longley,
B.A. '48, M.D., CM. (McGill), to Joy Constance  Walpole,  B.A.   '56.
McCORQUODALE-WEDEL-HEINEN. William A. H. McCorquodale, B.A.Sc. '49, to
Kirsten B. Wedel-Heinen, in Gentofte, Denmark.
MENDOZA-HORTON. Leon Charles Mendoza,
B.A. '54, to Shirley Anne Horton, in Winnipeg.
MILLAR-PITT. William Raymond Millar.
B.A.Sc.   '57,  to  Patricia  Elenore  Pitt.
Hansen to Shirley Mae Wilson Driver, B.A.
'53,  in  Copenhagen, Denmark.
NANN-CHIN. Richard Nann, B.A. '53, B.S.W.
'54,  to Beverly Chin,  B.A.   '56, B.S.W.  '57.
B.A. '54, LL.B. '57, to Sally Anne Grantham, B.A. '57.
NORRIS-ROBINSON. Charles Macaulay Norris, B.Com. '56, LL.B. '57, to Elizabeth
Jane Robinson.  B.A.   '55,  B.S.W.  '57.
POUSETTE-CROKER. Ronald D. Pousette,
B.A.Sc. '57, to Patricia A. Croker. B.A. '55.
PUTNAM-NICHOLLS. Murray Arthur Putnam to Eleanor Audrey Nichols, B.S.W. '55.
in  Edmonton.
sloski, B.A. '52, M.D. '56, to Ann Elizabeth
Playfair, B.Sc. (H.Ec.) (McGill), in Calgary.
RAFFA-COURSIER. Alfred Conrad Raffa to
Doreen Eleanor Coursier, B.H.E. '50. in
RANKINE-MUIR. Frederick Charles TUnkine
to Daryl  Caroline Muir,  B.H.E.   '53.
REE - SCHNEEBERGER. Angus Creelman
Ree, LL.B. '53, to Anita Rose SchnecberKer,
in Winnipeg.
ROBERTS-NOYES. Lieut. Richard H. Roberts,
R.C.N. (R),  B.A.   '54,  to  Elizabeth  Nny< s.
ROBERTSON-ROE. Donald William Robertson,  B.Com.  '57  to Violet Joyce Roe.
ROOTS-RUNNALS. Frederick F. Roots.
B.P.E.  '56, to Joyce E.  Runnalls, B.P.E.  '56.
RYAN-STUART. Donald William Ryan to
Sonia Crampton Stuart, B.S.P.  '56.
SCHEUTZE - DeGREER. Herman Lothar
Scheutze, B.A. '51, to Vera DeGreer in
Hawkesbury, Ontario.
SIGAL-KRON. Cecil Sigal to Ruth Kron, B.A.
SWAN-PERKIN. Eric Paterson Swan, B.A.
'52, M.Sc. '54, Ph.D. (McGill), to Rita Joan
TOOP-McCOLL. Gerald Toop, B.A.Sc. '57, to
Gail  McColl,  in   Terrace,  B.C.
VIAU-ACHESON. John Viau to Elizabeth
Anne  Acheson,   B.A.   '56.
Webster, B.S.A. '57, to Lois Robertson,
B.H.E. '55, in Duncan, B.C.
Ellis Wolverton, B.Com. '43, to Dona Marie
Leatherdale,  B.A.   '52.
'48),  a  son,  on  November  16,   1957.
M.A. '50), a son, George Frederic, on February 9,   1957.
'37), a son, Charles Patrick Leslie, on December  8.   1956.
HANN, B.A. '40), a son, Alton Stuart, on
November   3,   1957.
DOUGLAS H. CHERRY, B.A. '51, M.A. '52,
B.S.P. '50), a daughter, Marilyn Laurene,
on   January   24,   1957.
STEWART C. V. DICKSON, B.Com. '48, and
B.H.E. '51), a son, Stewart Craig Campbell,
on   June   22,   1957.
JOHN EMERSON, Arts '34, and MRS. EMERSON, a daughter, Jean Warren, on August
20,   1957.
GAISFORD (nee RUTH AUDREY GILBERT, B.H.E. '50), a girl, Kathleen Janet,
on  October 2,  1957.
L. J. HENDRY, B.Com. '52, and MRS.
CROFT, B.A. '53), a son, David James, on
October   13,   1957.
ROBERT   HUESTIS,   B.Com.   '52,   and   MRS.
HUESTIS,   a   son.   on   October   28,    1957.
D.  REX  HUNDLEBY,  B.Com.  '48,  and MRS.
HUNDLEBY,    a    daughter,    Theresa    Louise
(Terry),  on   September  28,   1957.
DAVID    HYNARD,     B.S.A.     '57,     and     MRS.
HYNARD,   B.S.W.   '56,   a   daughter,   Louise
Margaret, on July 2 1957.
W.    RANDLE    IREDALE,    B.Arch.    '55,    and
B.A.   '52),   a  son,  Talbot  Randle,   on  August
4,   1957.
PATRICK  C.   KEATLEY,   B.A.   '40,  and  MRS.
KEATLEY,   a   son,   Mark   Burgess,   on   November  3,   1957.
H.    PETER    KROSBY,    B.A.    '55    and    MRS.
KROSBY,   a   daughter,   Anne   Elizabeth,   on
July  20,   1957.
GEORGE   B.    LANDIS.   B.A.    '57   and   MRS.
LANDIS,    a   daughter,   Fabienne   Fernande
Marie-Louise, on October 1,  1957.
MERTON   R.   LECHTZIER,   B.Com.   '48,   and
MRS.   LECHTZIER,   B.A.   '50,   a   son,   Paul
Judson,   on   October  28,   1957.
BRUCE     McKAY,     B.Com.     '52     and     MRS.
McKAY, a daughter,  Carol-Ann, on October
2,  1957.
EDWARD    E.    PEEVER,    B.A.    '49,    B.S.W.
'50 and MRS. PEEVER, a daughter, Heather
Ann,  on   September  23,   1957.
ERIC   L.   SMITH,   B.A.Sc.   '42,   B.A.   '45,   and
B.A.Sc.   (Nurs.)   '50),   a   daughter,   Kathleen
Louise,   on   August   11,   1957.
H.    V.    WHITTALL,    Jr.,    B.Com.    '48,    and
MRS.  WHITTALL,  a daughter, on  September   29,   1957.
INCORPORATED   Z»°    MAY   1670
The blithe spirit of Christmas
Look around you a few days before Christmas. It's as if a blithe spirit
had waved a magic wand . . . faces of people in the crowd, usually stern
or distant, now beam with a warm glow of the Christmas spirit. They look
happier, they're even smiling with their eyes.
"Peace on Earth, Goodwill to all Men" issues from a thousand radio
speakers, and a hundred bells peal out their tinkling appeal to help the
poor. Santa Claus is sitting in his Department Store castle, listening to
little children haltingly whisper what they want for Christmas, and Mother
trys to hear what they say.
Every year someone says, "Let's try to keep this spirit of peace and
goodwill all year 'round!"
let's try again this year, shall we?


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