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VOLUME 13, NO. 3
AUTUMN, 1959 You need
the background
to know
the situation
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Alumni News
4 Annual Giving  Program
Commerce  Division
5 Class of 1919 Reunion
6 Homecoming—1959
7 Alumnae and Alumni
—By Frances Tucker
12 The University of Buenos Aires
—By J. M. Daniels
14 Artificial Spawning is not the Answer
—By C. H. Clay and P. H. Larkin
17 Two New Campus Buildings
18 Autobiographical  Profile
—By G. Gordon Strong
20 The Queen Visits U.B.C.
22 Reviews of Books by Graduates
University News
28 No News is Good News
—By David Brock
29 The  Faculty
30 Sports Summary
—By R. J.  'Bus' Phillips
VOLUME   13,   No.   3
AUTUMN,   1959
The Queen waves to the
crowd which gathered outside the Faculty Club on
July 15 to see her depart
for downtown engagements. On the Queen's left
is President MacKenzie and
in the background are
Chancellor Grauer and
Prince Philip. Other pictures of the Queen's visit
appear on pages 20 and 21.
Photo by U.B.C. Extension
Editor: James A. Banham, B.A.">1
Assistant Editor: Frances Tucker, B.A.'50
Published   by   the   Alumni   Association  of  the
University   of   British   Columbia,   Vancouver,
Mark Collins, B.A., B.Com.'34; past president,
J. Norman Hyland, B.Com.'34; first vice-
president, Don F. Miller, B.Com.'47; second
vice-president, William C. Gibson, B.A.'33,
M.Sc, M.D., Ph.D.; third vice-president, Mrs.
Alex W. Fisher, B.A.'3 I; treasurer, Donald B.
Fields, B.Com.'43; director, A. H. Sager, B.A.
'38;  (ex  officio),  James  A.   Banham.   B.A.'51.
'33; Russell Palmer, B.A.'26. M.D., CM.:
Hon. James Sinclair, B.A.Sc.'28; Harry J.
Franklin, B.A.'49; Terry D. Nicholls, B.Com.
'55,   LL.B.'56;   Mrs.   L.   H.   Leeson.   B.A.'23.
Norman Hyland, B.Com.'34, Nathan T.
Nemetz, Q.C.. B.A.'34. H. L. Purdy. B.A.'26,
DEGREE REPRESENTATIVES: Agriculture, N. S. Wright. M.S.A/46, Ph.D.: Applied
Science. E. Douglas Sutcliffe. B.A.Sc.'43;
Architecture, James Y. Johnstone, B.Arch.'52;
Arts and Science, Mrs. Arthur F. McKay,
B.A.'33; Coimmerce. Emerson H. Gennis,
B.Com.'48; Education. John L. Prior. B.A/35;
Forestry. Kingsley F. Harris, B.Com.'47, B.S.F.
'48; Home Economics. Anne E. Howorth,
B.H.E.'52; Law. Ivan R. Feltham. B.A."53,
LL.B.'54, B.C.L.; Medicine, John (Bud) M.
Fredrickson, B.A.'53. M.D.'57; Nursing,
Margaret E. Leighton. B.N.(McGill): Pharmacy, D. B. Franklin. B.S.IV52: Physical Education, Reid Mitchell. B.P.E.'49, B.Ed.'55; Social
Work. Edwin F. Watson. B.S.W/49, M.S.W/55.
Alma Mater Society representative: A.M.S.
president. Peter Meekison.
Mark Collins. B.A.'34. B.Com.'34; Technical
advisers: J. Stuart Keate. B.A.'35. R. Campbell
Kenmuir, Arts '42. R. E. "Buzz" Walker,
Chronicle business and editorial offices:
252 Brock Hall. U.B.C. Vancouver 8. B.C.
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Department,   Ottawa.
The U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle is sent free
of charge to those making an annual donation
to the U.B.C. Development Fund or the alumni
annual giving program. Non-donors may receive the magazine by paying a subscription of
$3.00 a year.
Commerce Division
B.Com.  '48
Recent years have seen a marked
change in the relationship between the
University and alumni. The successful
reorganization of the commerce alumni
is an example of this change as it applies at the branch or division level of
the alumni organization at U.B.C. The
key to the success of the commerce
alumni program to date perhaps could
best be expressed this way: the commerce alumni organization fulfills a need
created by the greater interest on the
part of graduates in the whole matter of
higher education, and by University acceptance of the fact that alumni can
contribute valuably to the "management"
of the institution, as well as to its coffers.
This growing interest of alumni in the
University, and of the University in
alumni, is largely the result of the U.B.C.
development fund drive in 1958. The
stimulus this atmosphere provided for
the program of re-activation of the commerce alumni division cannot be minimized.
Shortly after the war, the commerce
alumni division was re-activated. The
first president was Don Miller, B.Com.
'47. followed by Terry Watt, B.Com.'49.
Their efforts were extensive and aided
greatly in maintaining liaison between
the University and commerce alumni.
Early in 1958, after the conclusion of
the active period of the U.B.C. development fund, Dean E. D. MacPhee suggested that the scope of activity of the
commerce alumni division should be expanded. This program got under way in
the spring of 1958, with the formation of
an advisory council. This group consists
of: Eric Turnill, B.Com.'41, Hunter
Vogel, Honorary Alumnus '58, Bill Mercer, B.Com.'43, Ben Stevenson, B.Com.
'38, Don F. Miller, B.Com.'47, Ken F.
Weaver, B.Com.'49, Murdo MacKenzie,
B.Com.'44, George H. Taylor, Com.
class of '55.
> Reintroduction of
Annual Giving
> Commerce Division
—a New Concept
in Alumni Activity
Members of the council were chosen
on the basis of a broad representation of
graduating years and business interests.
They were asked to serve on the advisory
council to assist in determining a "purpose in life" for the commerce alumni
division. Several meetings were held with
the dean and as a result it was decided
that the division should concern itself
with seven basic areas of interest:
1. Curriculum advisory—How well does
the commerce curriculum meet the needs
of the business community?
2. Graduate placement—How well does
the commerce curriculum and training
equip the graduate to enter the business
3. In-field training—The expansion of
practical undergraduate training programs in business.
4. Student liaison—Provision and maintenance of liaison between graduates and
5. Graduate establishment in communities—Provision of a point of reference
for commerce graduates moving to areas
away from the lower mainland.
6. Policy—The study of basic problems
facing the commerce division (e.g., the
adequacy of the present buildings and
equipment for commerce).
7. Graduate fellowships—Establishment
of a $2500 fund for graduate fellowship
These, then, become the basic objectives of the Commerce alumni division.
The advisory council, acting much as
a board of directors, then set about getting the program under way. Committees were formed to carry out the first
six of these objectives, the seventh being
left in abeyance temporarily. The chairmen of the committees are: (1) Curriculum advisory—John Harrison, B.A.'36.
(2) Graduate placement—Ken Martin,
B.Com.'46. (3) In-field training—Barry
Baldwin, B.Com.'44. (4) Student liaison
—George Taylor, Com.'55. (5) Graduate establishment in communities —
George Craig, B.Com.'48. (6) Policy—
Al Brown, B.Com.'47.
Annual Giving
The committee chairmen along with
the advisory council form the "executive"
of the commerce alumni division. In
total, there are some 40 graduates acting
on the executive or committees, plus an
additional 35 acting as commerce representatives in communities all across Canada and the U.S.
To review the past year's successful
reorganization program, with the objective of pin-pointing the criteria for a
successful alumni division, might be helpful to other branches and divisions of
the alumni association. These are the
reasons why the commerce alumni reorganization was successful:
1. It was undertaken at a time when
alumni interest in higher education had
been stimulated.
2. Cooperation of the faculty is essential. Dean MacPhee and his staff have
exhibited full and complete cooperation
with the alumni. The objectives for the
alumni division were established in conjunction with the dean, and his leadership has played a major role in the reorganization.
3. The entire foundation upon which
the reorganization took place was the
concept that in order to be of continuing
value, the commerce alumni division had
to have a purpose in life.
4. Finally, the most important of the
criteria of success is people—the alumni
themselves. Almost without exception,
when asked to serve on the executive
the alumni have responded enthusiastically. The reason? It is simply that we
asked them for their judgment and opinions on matters in the field of higher
B.Com.  '47
The Alumni Annual Giving Program
was created by the Alumni Association
in 1948 to provide a means by which
graduates and former students might contribute to the progress and development
of the University. Annual giving replaced
the  alumni membership fee, all donors
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE becoming active members eligible to receive the U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle,
U.B.C. Reports and other publications
and to participate in alumni affairs.
From the first year of operation the
fund has been successful. It has resulted
in a significant increase in active membership, a keener interest in the work of
the Association, and it has provided a
new and increasingly important source
of support for the University.
The 1959 Alumni Annual Giving Program has to date met with excellent
response. So far, $9,650.75 has been contributed  by  822  alumni.
This indicates that the alumni have
accepted the renewal of this program
thereby proving their interest in the
work of the University.
It is our main concern to have all
alumni participate in some way rather
than in reaching our objective through
large contributions from a few donors.
It is not the amount you give but the
fact that you have participated in this
campaign. To have all alumni establish
the habit of giving to their University
each and every year will enable our
University to grow and thus meet the
needs of higher education in British
Brochures have been sent to all alumni
pointing out that as of June, 1959, four
new buildings have been completed, five
are under construction and three more
will be started in the very near future.
While buildings are a very necessary
part of the general expansion program
of the University, we must also recognize
the necessity of maintaining the proper
ratio of faculty to student enrolment.
Our objectives in the 1959 Annual
Giving Program are primarily: alumni
regional scholarships; housing and residences, the President's fund, and the
library book collection. In addition to
these four specific objectives, the alumni
may also specify that their contribution
be allocated to their own particular interest. Alumni have to date earmarked
their contributions equally among the
four objectives suggested by your committee.
The alumni regional scholarships have
been a tradition with the Association and
it is our hope to increase these scholarships from twelve to sixteen and to increase their value from $250 to $300
Housing and residences are a necessary
part of an expanding university and
funds donated to this objective will be
made available for furnishings and
recreational facilities.
The president's fund provides the president of the University with an unrestricted gift and in the past the President
has used this fund for special needs that
have not fallen within regular departmental budgets. For example this fund
has been used for assisting the fine arts,
the library and lectureships.
The library is the heart of any university and continuing support of this
integral part of university life is required
in order that funds will be on hand when
important research or historical collections may be acquired.
Alumni of the Players Club held a reunion within a reunion at recent 1919
get together after spring congregation. Shown with founder, Professor Emeritus
F. G. C. Wood (third from right) are (from right): Ian Shaw, first Ubyssey
editor; Mrs. Cecil Adams, Mr. Wood, Helen Wesbrook Robertson, Gordon
Scott, and Mrs. Wood.
The class of 1919—the first to take
the full university course in the University of British Columbia—held a
reunion in conjunction with the 1959
spring congregation. One of the distinguished guests at the reunion was
Professor Emeritus James Henderson,
aged 94, who was appointed to teach
philosophy in McGill University College in 1909 before it became the
University of British Columbia. He retired in  1939.
Following the reunion Professor
Henderson wrote to Mrs. Marjory
Peck Martin, who organized the reunion. She has passed on to us the
letter and we print below an excerpt
from it.
"... I have been looking into
Tuum Est—that fine history of our
University lately published, and I find
that it says that the story of the first
four years of the University 'deserves
to be written in letters of gold.' 'They
were,' it goes on to say, 'for U.B.C
years of "blood, sweat and tears," of
trials, which, on the threshold of her
life, were a supreme test of her ability
to survive.' The whole passage in
Tuum Est (pp. 56-59) with its story of
trial and triumph, and of the courage
and devotion of our first President,
Dr. Wesbrook, should be read by the
class of '19. For these first four years
of the University were your four
years too—years of trial and testing
for you as for her, and running almost
parallel with the course of the First
World War. Some of your number
joined the Army or the Air Force;
some   didn't   come   back,   and   some
came with the scars of war on them,
still evident today.
"Those who carried on their studies
at home did so, I think, with a great
deal of earnestness, and a deep sense
of the privilege they enjoyed in being
able to do so.
"In those days we were all blissfully
unconscious of the rather bleak environment of the Hospital grounds,
where our classes were held, contrasting so strangely with the beautiful
landscape and noble buildings of the
University today.
"That Class '19 made good use of
the opportunities they had was evident at your Reunion. You are all
forty years older than at your graduation, but all seem hale and hearty.
Some of those present fill important
positions in our country, and all of
you appeared not merely happy and
prosperous, but thoughtful and alert
—endowed with those qualities of
mind and heart which enable one to
play a worthy role. May you continue
to prosper!
"I am deeply sensible of the high
honour you did me long ago in
making me your Honorary President,
and I wish now to thank you on behalf of my wife as well as of myself
for the great kindness shown us at
this reunion and throughout the past
"With my best wishes to the Class
of '19 both collectively and individually,
Yours truly,
B.Com.  '47, B.S.F. '48
When we left the campus after midnight of 1958 Homecoming, on our way
to finishing off the evening with a
steaming cup of coffee in front of someone's blazing fireplace, I recall making
a mental note that it had been my best
day on the campus for many years. As
I determined to attend the whole program next year, little did I realize it
would be as Homecoming chairman.
Last year's program made me realize
what a lot Homecoming has to offer,
not from the point of view of reawakening nostalgic memories, but through
being able to present a thoroughly interesting and entertaining day from
morning to midnight. The variety of
activities ranges through lectures, panels,
discussions, sports, tour of buildings, reunions, luncheon, dinner and dancing.
Already the various committees that
are working on 1959 Homecoming have
come up with some interesting new
twists. This year's whole program, and
especially the lecture-discussion topics,
will be centred around the theme, "The
challenge of science today." Everyone
is interested in what is taking place as
man strives to conquer outer space.
To set these discussions on their right
level, arrangements are being made to
invite a key speaker from a leading
aeronautical research organization which
is active in rocket research in North
America. He will speak on Friday
We are also keenly interested in the
related subject of what nuclear fallout
means to us as individuals and to our
children. To this end, discussions chairman Bert Curtis is planning a panel
which will be entitled "Nuclear fallout
—hazardous or harmless?" Or we might
like to hear the age-old battle of the
artsman and the scienceman revived
with a panel discussion by carefully
selected gladiators on the topic "Is the
artsman educated for the scientific age?"
The reunions program is under the
able chairmanship of Miss Anne How-
orth who will co-ordinate the class reunions for the years 1924, '29, '34, '39,
'44 and '49. Already the class presidents
of the graduating years are discovering
that their election to office "away back
when" was really an appointment for
life. These original class presidents are
responsible for the organization behind
the 5-year reunion dinners, and interestingly enough, the older the class the
larger the percentage of returning grads.
Scanning briefly the 1959 Homecoming program, we see that the U.B.C.
Grads versus the Thunderbirds Basketball Game will be played traditionally
on Friday evening, November 6, at 8
p.m., following a dinner for the participants. Mr. Harry Franklin, last year's
Homecoming chairman, is in charge of
the alumni athletic program.
November 6-7, 1959
Discuss with experts the challenges of outer
Get your questions on nuclear fallout answered.
Watch U.B.C. beat Saskatchewan.
Meet the students in the new residences.
Meet old classmates at coffee parties, luncheon
and reunions.
Waltz in the Waltz Room - Tango in the Latin
American Room.
On Saturday morning, Homecoming
registration will begin at 9 a.m. in the
Brock hall near the alumni office. For
those who haven't been back for some
time, Lawrence Dyer, registration chairman, is planning to have guides on hand
to direct you. After registration, people
will congregate at the various Faculty
coffee parties; most of these will be
centred in the Brock hall. The organization of these coffee parties is under the
chairmanship of Ken Rosenberg.
By 10 a.m. it will be time to move
into the lecture-discussions. Graduates
will have a choice of two panels on
nuclear fallout or Artsmen versus
The president's luncheon in the Brock
will be in the capable hands of Mrs.
Edith Woodman. This informal buffet
affair provides the opportunity to meet
special visitors and the students attending U.B.C.  on Alumni scholarships.
Homecoming Chairman
You will probably have a keener-
than-usual interest in the 2 p.m. football game. The Homecoming game will
be near the end of the 1959 football
season, and against Saskatchewan. In
the Western Canadian Intercollegiate
Athletic Union, U.B.C. expects to be at
the top of the pile. Should this prove
the case, stadium seats will be at a premium, because prairieites will be turning out in force and even with losing
teams, U.B.C. support has been maintained year after year.
Following the game, Homecoming
alumni will be invited to the official
opening of the new men's residences.
People from the Kootenays and Okanagan will want to visit the residences by
those names, which were built largely
by contributions from these areas. For
your convenience, Ken Rosenberg will
see that transportation is available from
the Brock to the residences.
A reception precedes each of the reunion dinners for the classes of 1924,
'29, '34, '39, '44, and *49. Dinners begin about 6:30 p.m., and based on previous experience, they will still be going
merrily along when dancing begins
about 9 p.m. Again Barry Baldwin is
in charge of the dance program which
functioned so smoothly last year under
his chairmanship. Due to recent modifications in the Brock, there will be over
twice as much table space available compared to last year.
Other special committees have been
established for developing entertainment
(Jerry O'Connor and Bob Hill) and publicity (Jim Banham). The assistant general chairman is Mr. John Hunt. Representative of the student body on the
1959 Homecoming committee is John
Based on the outstanding success of
the 1958 Homecoming, the 1959 committees are prepared to promise a full
and entertaining day for those who return. Make your plans now to be at
U.B.C. with a group of your friends,
grads or non-grads, on Friday night and
Saturday, November 6 and 7.
The   Hon.   J.   V.   Clyne,   B.A.,   was
elected  to  the  board  of  governors  of
the    Dominion    Drama    Festival,    and
made chairman for the next festival.
Harold E. Bramston-Cook, B.A.Sc,
M.A.Sc.'25, has been appointed a rear
admiral in the United States Naval Reserve, following an association with it
since 1939. He started his military
career with the Canadian forces and
the R.A.F. in the first world war.
Colin C. Lucas, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'26,
Ph.D.(Tor.), a professor at the Charles
M. Best Institute, University of Toronto,
has been made a fellow of the Royal
Society of Canada in the biological science section. He was made a fellow of
the Chemical Institute of Canada in
William A. Bain, B.A.Sc, has been
appointed to the senior engineering staff
of Sandwell and Company Limited. A
mechanical engineer, Mr. Bain has had
30 years' experience with the Alaska
Pine & Cellulose Ltd., in the design and
construction and modernization of pulp
David Verchere, B.A., of Kamloops,
has been appointed a justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia by
minister of justice Davie Fulton, B.A.
'36. His Lordship served overseas in
the last war with the 23rd Armored
Regiment, ending his war career as a
Mrs. Thomas A. Walker (Marion
Bullock-Webster, B.A.,) with her husband, a licensed guide, runs a base-camp
for big game hunters at Cold Fish Lake,
where photographers from the provincial department of recreation started
this July filming the first full-scale motion picture of big game in northern
B.C. The area, in the curve of the
upper Stikine river, is noted for its
game. Nearest neighbours are at Telegraph Creek, 100 miles, as the plane
flies, to the west.
Mildred    Catherine    Orr,    B.A.,    has
been made director of home economics
for the department of education in B.C.
She was first appointed to the department in 1945.
John Billings, B.A., is manager of
Forest Industrial Relations, which
speaks for management in the forest industry in the current industrial dispute.
Wilfred N. Hall, B.A.Sc, president of
the Dominion Tar and Chemical Company of Montreal since 1957, has been
made vice-president of the Chemical Institute of Canada.
John F. McLean, B.A., director of
personnel services, U.B.C, has been reelected president of the Canadian University Counselling and Placement Association,  and has accepted the honorary
John Harry Williams,  B.A.,  M.A.
'30 Ph.D.(Calif.). D.Sc'58, has been
nominated by President Eisenhower
to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Dr. Williams, now chief of research for the Commission, played a
large part in the recent drafting of
a proposed American policy on atom-
smashers or particle accelerators.
When he was a professor of physics
at the University of Minnesota he
directed the design, development and
construction of an accelerator which
is still the world's highest-energy device in one category of atom-smashers. Dr. Williams was one of the
first—if not the very first—scientists
on the scene at the Los Alamos A-
bomb laboratory during the war and
helped develop that weapon.
position of  associate  secretary  general
to    the    International    Association    for
Educational and Vocational Information
with headquarters in Paris.
The Rev. John L. Anderson, B.A.,
was recently appointed an honorary
Canon of Christ's Church Cathedral by
the Bishop of Niagara. He has been
rector of the Church of the Redeemer
in Stoney Creek, Ontario, since 1946,
after service as a chaplain in the Royal
Canadian Navy. He received his theological training at the Anglican Theological College of B.C.
S/L the Rev. E. W. Gilbert, B.A., has
been posted to No. 1 Air Division
Headquarters, R.C.A.F., in Metz,
France, as Protestant chaplain.
Richard Deane, B.A.Sc, was this year
elected president of the Trail branch of
the Alumni Association.
Thomas    G.    How,    B.A.,    M.A.'35,
Ph.D.(Purdue), has been made assistant
director-general of air services for the
federal department of transport. He has
been director of air services in B.C. since
Mrs. Raymond de la Haye, (Sophie
Witter, B.A.), and her husband are on
furlough here from Liberia in West
Africa, where the Rev. Mr. de la Haye
manages a radio station for the Sudan
Interior Mission, an interdenominational
mission reaching from Liberia across to
Ethiopia and Somalia on the east coast.
The call letters of the station are ELWA
which stand for "eternal love winning
Africa." A special report is broadcast
once a week, which is heard here on
Tuesday evenings over short wave.
Howard F. Jones, B.Com., is vice-
president of Canadian Transport Co.
Ltd., of Vancouver, charter ship operators. With time out for war service, he
has been with the company since he
joined it as an office boy in 1934.
Igor L. Kosin, B.S.A., M.S.A.'36,
Ph.D.(Chic), attended the Moscow world
fair this summer. With a colleague, he
manned the U.S. exhibit. Dr. Kosin is
a professor at Washington State College in  Pullman, Washington.
Chris I. Taylor, B.A., B.Ed.'47, formerly district superintendent of schools
in West Vancouver has been appointed
assistant superintendent of schools,
G.  Brodie  Gillies,  B.A.,  B.A.Sc,   is
manager of a lumber business in Arn-
prior,  Ontario.   He and his wife (Jane
Nimmons, B.A.) live in nearby Braeside.
Leslie   E.   Barber,   B.A.,   owner   and
publisher   of   the   Chilliwack   Progress,
was elected national president of the
Canadian Weekly Newspapers Association at Regina in July,—a history-making occasion. This is the first time that
a son has followed his father in the
presidency (Mr. C. A. Barber was president, 1935-36). His paper was awarded
the Mason trophy as the best all-round
weekly newspaper in Canada, and the
Amherstburg Echo shield for the best
front page. This is the second time the
paper has won the Mason award. Mrs.
Barber (Constance Baird, B.A.), is president of the Chilliwack branch of the
Alumni Association.
T. G. (Paddy) Bowen-Colthurst, B.A.,
has been appointed general counsel for
British Columbia in the attorney-general's  department,  Victoria.
Peter Shinobu Higashi, B.A., has been
made business manager and membership
executive for the Associated Press in
Japan. He has been in Tokyo for the
Associated Press for some years.
Norman S. Lea, B.A., is technical director and control manager for the pulp
division of Scott Paper & Pulp Co., in
Everett,  Washington.
David Crawley, B.A., has formed a
public relations and advertising firm
known as David Crawley Ltd., in Los
Angeles, Calfornia. His firm will specialize in a full range of promotion
services for Canadian organizations and
products seeking to tap the Southern
California market. Before moving to
the States four years ago he had much
experience in publicity in Ottawa, Winnipeg.  Toronto and Vancouver.
George Wheeler Govier, B.A.Sc.
(Hons.), M.Sc.(Alberta), Sc.D.(Mich.),
head of the department of chemical and
petroleum engineering at the University
of Alberta, has been named dean of the
Faculty of Engineering at that university. The Alberta government recently
made him chairman of a technical committee to watch the public safety aspects
of proposed tests of the Athabasca oil
sands by a California oil corporation.
The company proposes setting off an
atomic blast to melt the sands and produce a light oil. Dr. Govier, who is one
of western Canada's foremost petroleum
engineers, has been on the staff of the
University of Alberta since 1940. Mrs.
Govier is the former Doris E. Kemp,
R. D. Heddle, B.A., M.A.'42, has
been appointed assistant district sales
manager, Toronto, by Canadian Industries  Limited.
H. W. B. (Peter) Leckie-Ewing,
B.A.Sc, M.Sc(M.I.T.), has joined the
metallurgical staff of Latrobe Steel
Company,   Latrobe,  Pennsylvania.
Dr. Milford S. Lougheed, B.A.Sc, is
a member of the geology faculty of
Bowling Green State University, in
Ohio. Mrs. Lougheed (Gwen Pym,
B.A.'36) has a graduate assistantship in
the department of English.
T.    H.    Anstey,    B.S.A.,    M.S.A.'43,
Ph.D. (Minn.), has been transferred to
the Lethbridge Research Station as director in the service of the Canada Department of Agriculture. There are a
number of U.B.C. graduates associated
with him there.
Pierre F. Berton, B.A., has won the
1958 Governor-General's award for creative non-fiction for his recent book
Dr. Joseph F. Morgan, B.A., B.S.A.,
M.S.A.'42, heading a group of research
assistants in the health branch in Ottawa,
is experimenting with royal queen bee
jelly which contains a substance believed
to have an inhibiting effect on new cancerous tumours in mice.
Gordon R. Hilchey, B.A.Sc, has been
appointed resident manager of the
germanium development program of
Taiga Mines Ltd., just south of Powell
River. After graduating from U.B.C. he
did post-graduate work in placer-mining
engineering at the University of Alaska.
The Rev. Robert Morris, B.A., has
been called to Metropolitan United
Church in Edmonton, from Zion United
Church in Moose Jaw.
Roy Ellis Selby, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc.'48,
has received the degree of doctor of
science in chemical engineering from
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Anne Du Moulin, B.A., M.S.W.'47, is
executive director of the Welfare Council of Greater Winnipeg.
Edward Gerard Brown, B.A., is chief
librarian of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, having received his
degree in library science a year ago at
the University of Toronto. He received
his early education at the School for the
Blind in Vancouver.
Mrs. J. Stuart MacKay (Patricia Cunningham, B.Com.'45), was elected president of the Junior League of Toronto
this year. After moving to Toronto, she
wrote scripts for the Junior League
radio show "Sounds Fun," and acted the
chief part until the show went off the
air  four  years  ago.
The Rev. Stewart W. Porteous,
B.Com., has left St. Andrew's Wesley
Church in Vancouver, where he was assistant, to go to a church in Orillia, Ontario.
J. A. Charters, B.A., B.Ed.'58, has
been appointed the vice-principal of
Trail junior high school. He went to
Trail a year ago as senior science
Richard D. Hughes, B.A., M.A.'47,
Ph.D.(Okla.), P.Eng., has been appointed
assistant professor of geology at Memorial   University   of  Newfoundland.
Thomas W. Meredith, B.Com., president of the Calgary Stock Exchange,
and a director of Osier, Hammond and
Nanton with offices in Calgary, was
recently elected chairman of the Alberta
division of the Investment Dealers' Association of Canada.
Dr. V. J. Nordin, B.A., B.S.F/47, became associate director of the Forest
Biology Division in 1958 and heads up
the forest disease research program in
Canada. For the previous five years he
was officer in charge of developing
disease research facilities for Alberta
Rocky Mountain National Parks and
the Northwest Territories. He has also
worked in government forest pathology
programs on both coasts and in Ontario.
W. R. Clerihue, B.Com.'47, has recently been elected to the board of directors of Peacock Brothers Limited. A
chartered accountant, he is the treasurer
of the company.
E. T. (Ted) Kirkpatrick, B.A.Sc. (mechanical engineering), who was president
of the A.M.S. during his last year here,
has been appointed head of the department of mechanical engineering at the
University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, and
took up his duties on September 1,
1959. He received a doctor's degree
from Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, and
for the past year was on the faculty of
the University of Pittsburgh. He and
his family visited B.C. this summer.
Edgar R. Lea, B.A.Sc, exploratory
geologist with St. Joseph Lead Company,
Edwards, St. Lawrence County, New
York, has just returned from South
America. He gave a paper at the 1957
meeting of the Canadian Institute of
Mining & Metallurgy.
Basil McDonnell, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'48,
has been appointed plant superintendent,
roaster and acid plant, Kimberley Fertilizer Department of the Consolidated
Mining and Smelting Company.
Ray Perrault, B.A., won the leadership of the B.C. Liberal party by 494
votes against 162 votes for George
Gregory, B.A.'38, B.L.(Harvard), at the
convention in May of this year.
Richard   B.   Campbell,   B.A.Sc,   has
been awarded a Ph.D. in geology by the
California Institute of Technology.
Capt. Geoffrey D. Corry, B.A., has
been appointed to the staff of the Canadian Army Staff College, Kingston, Ontario, after serving as adjutant of the
2nd Battalion, Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment, at Camp Gagetown,
New Brunswick.
Lillian A. Cowie, B.A., M.A.'51,
Ph.D. (Queen's), is teaching biology at
Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia,
where there are some 400-500 women
students. As Georgia Female College
(the first of several names the college
has had), it was chartered in 1837, the
first in the world with the purpose of
granting degrees  to  women.
Val Kudryk, B.Sc(Alberta), M.A.Sc,
Ph.D.(Columbia), has been appointed
director of research and development of
Accurate Specialists Co. Inc. of Wood-
side, New York. As director of research and development, he will head
an expanded research program for his
company in developing new high purity
alloys and components for the electronics industry.
William Cummings Leith, B.A.Sc,
M.A.Sc.'49, was awarded the Duggan
prize and medal by the president of the
Engineering Institute of Canada at their
annual meeting in June in Toronto.
Ian Edward McPherson, B.A., LL.B.
'49, solicitor for Canadian National
Railways, has been appointed solicitor
for Trans-Canada Air Lines. During the
second world war Mr. McPherson served
as flying instructor with the R.C.A.F.,
and in 1945 was awarded the D.F.C. He
also served with the R.A.F. Bomber
Command. Mr. McPherson is chairman
of the air law section of the Canadian
Bar Association.
Lt.-Cmdr. David John Slader, B.A.,
has been appointed commanding officer
of VC-922, the reserve naval air
squadron at Patricia Bay. Lt.-Cmdr.
Slader is chief recruitment officer for
the Civil Service Commission of the
B. C. government in Victoria.
Massie L. White, B.A., has been appointed manager of the Winnipeg
branch of the Eastern Trust Company.
He previously served as accountant,
transfer officer, and trust officer in the
Vancouver branch.
Lloyd Brooks, B.A.Sc, former chief
park planner for the parks branch of
the department of recreation and conservation for B.C., has been lured away
by the federal government. He has been
appointed chief of planning for the National Parks Service, to be stationed in
John W. Colbert, B.A., B.A.Sc'50
(chem.eng.), is now in the engineering
department of Dow Chemical Co. of
Canada. He was formerly with Electric
Reduction Co. of Canada at their North
Vancouver plant. His new address is
12 Tunis Avenue, Sarnia, Ontario.
Norman F. Cragg, B.A.(Tor.), B.S.W.,
M.S.W.(Tor-), is in the public welfare
division of the Canadian Welfare Council. The Canadian Welfare Council's
Committee on the Aging is in his care
in addition to his division duties.
Peter R. Culos, B.Com., has joined
E. & J. Gallo Winery, of Modesto, California, as manager, marketing research.
Wilson Duff, B.A., has been on leave
of absence from the provincial museum
for a year on a Canada Council fellowship. He has recently participated in
the first nationally organized training
course sponsored by the Canadian
Museums Association. The two-week
course was held at McGill University
Donald Mason Fisher, B.S.A., manager of Chess Bros. Limited, has been
made a director of the firm.
John D. Frey, B.A.Sc, is teaching in
the Haileybury Provincial Institute of
Mining, which turns out trained technical personnel for the mining industry.
Walter G. Hunsaker, B.S.A., was
awarded a Ph.D. by Rutgers, the State
University of New Jersey, this spring.
Samuel Stafford Merrifield, B.A.Sc,
is on foreign service for the Carter Oil
Company, living in Ankara, Turkey.
J. P. Rokosh, B.A.Sc, has been appointed development superintendent for
the Double Ed Property at Anyox by
Chester Sidney Brown, B.A., has been
appointed director of the conservation
branch of the Saskatchewan department
of natural resources. He joined the department as a geographer in 1951, served
as northern administrator for six years,
and for a year as supervisor of forest
recreation land.
George D. Coates, B.A., B.A.Sc'51,
M.B.A.(Harvard), has been appointed
assistant supervisor in the Industrial Development Bank's new branch in Montreal. He has been with the bank here
as credit officer.
H. W. R. Gibney, B.A.Sc, has been
appointed method study technician, Mines
Division, of The Consolidated Mining
and Smelting Company at Kimberley.
Charles Franklyn MacLeod, B.Sc
(Agr.) (McGill), M.A., has received a
Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.
Alison Malcolm Martin, B.Com., has
been made supervisor, labour department, in the personnel division of The
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co.
Mr. Martin lives in Rossland.
George C. Neilson, B.A., M.A.'52,
Ph.D.'55, has been appointed to the
physics department of the University
of Alberta. He was formerly head of
the radiation section of the Defence
Research Board, Suffield Experimental
Station, Ralston, Alberta.
Roy Stuart, B.A.Sc, M.A.(Dartmouth),
Ph.D. (Princeton), is in Edmonton with
the Standard Oil Company of California.
G.   Edward   Bissell,   B.Com.,   of   Air
Materiel Command headquarters,
RCAF, Rockcliffe, has been promoted
to Flight Lieutenant.
The Rev. Donald J. Corbett, B.A.,
LL.B.'52, is leaving St. Giles' Presbyterian Church in Prince George to enroll
at New College, Edinburgh University,
for post-graduate work. He took his
theological training at Knox College,
University of Toronto.
C. A. Crawford, B.A.Sc. is a design
engineer in the research engineering department of Atomic Energy of Canada
Limited, at Chalk River, Ontario.
Lloyd Dewalt, B.A., B.S.W.'52, has
been made director of social work at
the Epilepsy Centre, which is sponsored
by the B.C. Society for Crippled Children. The Centre is at 435 West Broadway.
Peter McLoughlin, B.A., joins the
faculty of Khartoum University in the
Sudan this fall for a three-year appointment as professor of economics. He has
had experience in the British colonial
service in Africa, and has been teaching
for the past three years at the University
of  Texas.
James N. Taylor, B.A., has joined
Monsanto Chemical Company's Lion
Oil Company at Calgary, after serving
with the French Petroleum Company
Hal Tennant, B.A., is copy editor for
MacLean's Magazine, and writes humour
pieces that appear in MacLean's and
elsewhere. This is a logical development
from writing a humour column for the
Ubyssey during three of his four undergraduate   years.
Mrs. H. C. Charlesworth (Pamela
McTaggart-Cowan, B.Arch.), who is on
the staff of Woodward's architects department, designed the new branch of
the Vancouver Public Library, using
basement space given by the company,
in their new Oakridge Shopping Centre.
The informal character of this suburban
branch, and the ingenious and attractive
furnishings, have caused much comment.
Lloyd Hale, B.A., has just received
his doctor of law degree at the University of Chicago, where he studied on a
three-year scholarship. Mrs. Hale (Mary
Tamara Kelbert, B.A.) is working towards a Ph.D. in anthropology, and
during their stay in Chicago she worked
on the editorial staff of the U.S. Government Survey. Dr. and Mrs. Hale, after
spending the summer in Europe, will be
living in New York, where Dr. Hale
will go into a law firm.
Allan T. Casey, B.Sc(Man.), M.Sc,
Ph.D.(C'antab.), is on the staff of the
chemistry department at the University
of Melbourne, Australia.
Jack F. Lintott, B.A.Sc, has been
appointed an instructor in the school of
business administration in the University of Western Ontario. He will be
teaching  in  the  marketing  field.
Peter Collins, B.A., A.M.(Harvard),
will be teaching French at San Jose
State College in California this fall. He
is completing requirements for a Ph.D.
at the University of California at Berkeley. He went to Harvard on a Woodrow
Wilson   fellowship  from  this  university.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Dale Read, B.A., M.Sc'56, has been
awarded a Ph.D. in chemistry at McGill
University. Dr. Read is with the Ontario
Research Foundation, in Toronto.
Gordon   A.   Elliott,   B.Com.'55,   has
been made vice-president and production
manager of Watts Marketing Research
Ltd. He is also a director of the firm.
Mrs. Simonne P. Farquhar, B.A., has
gone to England as an exchange teacher
for a year. Her address is: Rosebank,
11 Causey Lane, Pinhoe, Exeter, Devon,
England. Mrs. Farquhar has been teaching at Trafalgar school in Vancouver.
G. M. Genie, B.Arch., formed his
own company in March of this year, in
Hamilton. He had been working in the
Hamilton office of D. N .Mcintosh and
Associates, architects and engineers prior
to opening his own office, and is well
known to the construction industry in
the area.
Trevor Jones, B.S.A., has been appointed district agriculturist for the
Grande Prairie district in the Peace
River area, moving from Red Deer.
Richard B. Meyer, B.Com., has joined
the firm of Byron Straight & Co. and
will specialize in development and evaluation of pension and employee benefit
plans. He led his graduating class in
commerce, and has done post-graduate
studies at the University of Manitoba
in actuarial science.
John H. Nelson, B.Com., formerly
assistant commercial secretary to the
Canadian High Commissioner in New
Delhi, has been appointed assistant commercial secretary at the embassy in
Berne, Switzerland.
Gloria Cranmer, B.A., is a counsellor
for the John Howard Society in Vancouver. She majored in anthropology,
and last summer won a research grant
from the Koerner Foundation. A granddaughter of Mungo Martin the totem
carver and a chief of the Kwakiutl tribe,
she is much concerned with the status
of Indians, and is secretary of the
Coqualeetza Fellowship which hopes to
build a hostel in Vancouver for Indian
Leonard Sampson, B.Ed., has been
awarded a fellowship for study of education administration at the University
of Alberta.
John C. Dawson, B.Com., has been
appointed sales representative in the
B.C. Power Commission's Peace River
power district.
Jakob Lunder, B.A.Sc, has been appointed as general manager of Simson-
Maxwell (Alberta) Ltd., with offices in
Edmonton. For the past three years Mr.
Lunder has specialized in design of
special diesel generating plants and control panels for radio microwave systems, and did most of the design on
the no-break system for the Alberta government telephone system.
C. S. (Buzz) Holling, M.A.(Tor.),
Ph.D. in population dynamics, is a staff
member of the forest insect laboratory,
Sault St. Marie.
George S. Nagle, B.S.F., who has been
in Pakistan, is in Vancouver working as
a forest engineer with Forestal Engineering Co.
David Jeremy (Ginger) McEachran.
B.Com., has been appointed Canadian
assistant trade commissioner in Hong
David G. Kincaid, B.A.Sc, has gone
to Montreal in the Northern Electric
Gene Kinoshita, B.Arch., won first
prize in the annual Pilkington Glass
competition with a design for a jazz
centre for Vancouver. Donald Matsuba,
B.Arch, who won the gold medal as top
graduating student in architecture, received the second prize in the Pilkington
competition. Two awards in the same
competition is a great distinction for
the school.
Tampion A. London, B.A.Sc, in civil
engineering, will take up an appointment
as lecturer in R.M.C. at Kingston this
George R. Richards, B.S.F., is with
Celgar Ltd., in Nakusp. Mrs. Richards
(Selma-Jo Dixon, B.Com.'57), will be
teaching in Nakusp high school.
R. N. McClure, B.A.Sc, has accepted
the appointment of assistant engineer for
Cranbrook Foundry Co. Ltd. in Cranbrook.
Stanley S. Schumacher, B.Com.(Alta.),
LL.B., has joined the Woolliams and
Eamon law firm in Calgary.
Stan J. Susinski, B.Com., is in Winnipeg with the Great West Life Insurance
Settimo Zanon, B.A.Sc. in electrical
engineering, has taken a position with
Northern Electric Company in Montreal.
B.A.'50, B.S.W.'51), a daughter, Nancy
Lorraine, April 1, 1959, in Zweibruck-
en, Germany.
B.Com.'41, B.A.'42, M.A.,Ph.D.(Har-
vard), a daughter, Alison Meredith,
June 13, 1959, in Vancouver.
B.Com.'56, a daughter, Lorine Diane,
May 28, 1959, in Regina, Saskatchewan.
GALBRAITH, B.Com.'52, a son,
Michael Alistair, May 23, 1959, in
B.Com.'55, (nee ERNA VAITMAA,
B.A.'53, B.S.W.'54, M.S.W.'55), a son,
William Mart, June 21, 1959, in Vancouver.
B.Com.'57, a son, June 30, 1959, in
North Vancouver.
MACKAY, B.Com.'58, LL.B.'59, (nee
EVLYN F. FARRIS, B.A.'56), a son,
July 8,  1959, in Vancouver.
B.Com.'55, a daughter, Barbara Ann,
June 12, 1959, in Vancouver.
B.Com.'52, a daughter, May 19, 1959,
in Calgary.
B.Com.'48, a son, Harold Randolph,
May  11,  1959, in North Vancouver.
STUBBS, B.A.'52, B.L.S.(McGill), a
daughter, Megan Page, March 30,
1959, in Vancouver.
WHELEN, B.Com.'48, LL.B.'58, (nee
a son, John Kendall, in Victoria.
ALLAN-LARMOUR. James Ian Allan
to Mary Lorraine Larmour, B.A.
(Sask.), B.S.W.'59, in Victoria.
ATKINSON-OLENICK.   Ronald   Bruce
Atkinson, B.S.F.'58, to Shirley Doreen
Olenick, in Nanaimo.
AULD-BOWMAN. Robert George Auld,
B.A.Sc'59, to Diane Marilyn Bowman,
B.Ed.'59, in Vancouver.
BICE-SIMMONS. William Charles Bice,
B.Com.'58, to Patricia Anne Simmons,
B.Ed.'58, in Vancouver.
BIRCH-BROWN.   John   Robert   Birch,
M.D.'59, to Donna Gail Brown, in New
BOX-DALGLEISH. Gary Box to Dawn
Dalgleish,   B.S.A.'53,   in   West   Vancouver.
BROWN-HARKER.     Ralph     Rankin
Brown, B.Com.'59,  to Judith Harker,
B.A.'59, in Vancouver.
BRYDON-MITTON.     Robert    Brydon,
B.A.Sc'55, P.Eng., to Patricia Mitton,
B.S.N.'55, in Vancouver.
BURGE-BRISCOE.   David   Roy   Burge,
B.A.(Western Ont.), LL.B.'59, to Mary
Elizabeth Briscoe, in Victoria.
CHAMBERS-HUNTER.  Philip Michael
Chambers,   B.A.'58,   to   Norma   Jean
Hunter, in Vancouver.
Bruce Clement,  B.Sc.(Oregon),  M.D.-
'59, to Diane Matheson, in Vancouver.
Collins, B.A.'50, D.D.S.(McGill), and
June    Naomi    Tidball,    B.A.'52,    in
CURRIE-HAWTHORN.    Ian    Douglas
Currie,  B.A.'58,   to   Margaret   Louise
Hawthorn, B.A.'59, in Vancouver.
Edward Devereaux, B.Com.52, to
Louise Marie Hammarstrom, B.P.E.-
'52, in Vancouver.
10 EAGLE-LOUGHRAN. Gerald Bruce
Eagle, B.Com.'58, to Mary Rita
Loughran, in Vancouver.
Easton, B.A.Sc'59, to Sharon Sue
Sinclair, B.A.'58, in Vancouver.
Grais, B.A.Sc.'57, to Barbara Audrey
Chadbourne,  in Vancouver.
GRANGER-CROMPTON. Harry Martin Granger, B.A.'51, to Onesia
Crompton, B.A.'47. M.A.'58, in Vancouver.
Llewellyn Hadley, B.A.'59, to Anita
Lippens Borradaile, B.A.'59, in Chilliwack.
Hamilton, LL.B.'54, to Mary Ren-
dina Kathleen Hossie, LL.B.'56, in
HIRTLE-SOUCY. Walter Heal Hirtle,
B.A.'48, M.A.(Dalhousie), B.Ed., to
Fernande Soucy, med.(Laval), in Quebec,   P.Q.
man. B.Com.'52, to Angela Kremsner,
in Vancouver.
JEWELL-KAIL A. Thomas Ross Jewell,
B.Sc'58, to Sheila Kaila, in Vancouver.
Johnston, B.Com.'58, to Alixe Loree,
in Vancouver.
LONDON-WALLIS. Tampion Arthur
London, B.A.Sc.'59, to Beverley Joan
Wallis,  in West  Vancouver.
Jeremy (Ginger) McEachran, B.Com.-
'58, to Lynne Marie Whitworth, in
Joseph McGuire, LL.B.'51, to Mary
Stirling Livingstone,  in  Vancouver.
MacLaren, B.A.'55, to Alethea Mitchell, in London, England.
NAAYKENS-POOLE. Constable Eduar-
dus Laurentius Naaykens, R.C.M.P.,
to Hope Mavis Poole, B.A/56, B.S.W.
'59, in Kimberley.
NAGLE-KING. George Shorten Nagle,
B.S.F.'58, to Mary Kathleen King, in
London, England.
OLSON-COOPER. Henry August Olson,
B.S.F.'53, to Ann Maureen Cooper,
B.S.N.'57, in Vancouver.
PETO-DUNSMUIR. Howard Robertson
Peto, B.S.A.'58, to Patricia Anne
Dunsmuir, in Caulfield.
wich, B.P.E.'52, to Geraldine Bemis-
ter, in Vancouver.
Rogers, B.Sc.(Queen's U. of Belfast),
M.Sc'59. to Dorothy Ann Thrasher,
B.A.'54,  B.S.W.'56, in Vancouver.
manchuk, B.Com.'56, to Ina May
Evely, in Carbonear, Newfoundland.
SELBY-PONTIOUS. Joseph Charles
Selby, B.A.Sc'59, to Marcia Joan
Pontious.  B.H.E.'59,  in Vancouver.
Anderson Sherratt, B.Com.'57, to
Shirley-Ann Bartholomew, in Vancouver.
SHERRIN-TODD. Darrell Alexander
Sherrin, M.D.'58, to Adrienne Todd,
B.A/55, M.D.'59, in North Vancouver.
S1MON-REUSCH. Alois Joseph Simon,
B.S.P.'56, to Lillian Irene Reusch, in
SINCLAIR-DAY. Robert Stuart Sinclair,
B.Com.'56, to Patricia Anne Day, in
Steinson, M.D.'59, to June Estelle
Schoenle. M.D.'59, in North Burnaby.
STOKLE-SEALE. John Gerald Stokle,
B.A.(Sheffield), B.Ed.'57, to Elizabeth
Anne  Seale,   B.Ed.'59,  in Vancouver.
TODD-DAVIDSON. Ian St. Pierre Todd,
B.A.'57, to Joan Alexandra Davidson,
B.Ed.'58, in Vancouver.
TUCKEY-CARLSON. Ralph Clifford
Tuckey, B.S.A.'56, to Bette-Marie
Carlson, in Smithers.
Van Allen, B.Com.'52, to Pamela
Major, in Vancouver.
wick, B.A.'56, M.A.'57, to Gwyneth
Mary McArravy, B.A.'58, in Nanaimo.
WHITE-KEPPER. Harry Alton White,
B.A.'57, LL.B.'57, to Eileen Jane
Kepper, in Vancouver.
WILL1AMS-HEMINGSON. John Crawford Williams, B.Com.'58, to Betty
Louise Hemingson,  in Victoria.
Thea Koerner, wife of Leon J.
Koerner, and generous friend of the
University, died on July 26, 1959, after
a short illness. Born in Germany of
Swedish and Polish parents, Mrs. Koerner
was a Shakespearean actress in Vienna
before her marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. Koerner came to Canada
first in 1939, and have since then contributed greatly to Canadian life, no
less in the arts and education than in
industry and community affairs. The
University has been the recipient of
many gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Koerner
recognizing the needs of scholarship, besides the donation of money to build a
faculty club and social centre worthy
of its functions. In 1955 they established
the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation
to support higher education, art, culture,
and welfare. A love of their adopted
country and a concern for youth have
characterized Mr. and Mrs. Koerner's
benefactions. Mrs. Koerner's special
interest in the creative arts is reflected
in the gifts of the foundation.
Ellis Morrow, professor emeritus,
director of the U.B.C. school of commerce from 1939 to 1950, died suddenly
on June  1   at the age of 74.
Born in Buenos Aires and educated
in England and Switzerland, Prof.
Morrow received his higher education at
Queen's University, where he was awarded  a   bachelor  of  arts  degree,   and   at
Harvard, where he obtained his master
of business administration degree.
He joined the faculty of the University of Western Ontario in 1922 and
remained there until 1939 when he came
to U.B.C. Western Ontario awarded him
an honorary doctor of laws degree in
Prof. Morrow joined the faculty at
U.B.C. as director of the commerce
school which up to that time had been
part of the economics department. He
continued to teach in the faculty in the
field of public utilities after his retirement.
He was also active in conciliation work
for the provincial department of labour
and acted as a consultant for numerous
industrial firms following his retirement.
Angus Alexander MacMillan, M.D.,
CM.(Queen's), clinical instructor in an-
aesthesiology in the Faculty of Medicine
and well known Vancouver doctor, died
suddenly at his home in Vancouver on
June 23,  1959, at the age of 44.
John Russell Neilson, M.B.tTor.),
F.A.C.S., clinical associate professor in
the department of public health of the
Faculty of Medicine, died July 6, 1959,
in Vancouver. One of British Columbia's
most prominent surgeons, and a specialist in children's surgery, Dr. Neilson was
president of the B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons, and former senior
surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital.
Dr. Alec M. Agnew, head of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology
since the founding of U.B.C.'s medical
school in 1950, died August 11 in Vancouver General Hospital. He was 59.
Born in Clinton, Ontario, Dr. Agnew
was a graduate of the University of
Toronto where he received his medical
degree in 1926. He was associated with
the Wellesley Hospital in Toronto and
the Vancouver General Hospital where
he became head of the department of
obstetrics and  gynaecology  in  1948.
He was a past president of the Vancouver Medical Association and the
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and a fellow of the
Royal College of Surgeons.
Eugene Bartlert, B.A.Sc, P.Eng., died
suddenly in Virginia on April 8, 1959,
while on a trip for his company, Columbia Cellulose. He was plant engineer
at Watson Island for the company,
which he joined in 1951.
Donald R. Currie, B.A., LL.B/49, with
his wife Gwen and two friends, one the
owner and pilot of the plane in which
they were flying from Vancouver to
Quesnel, are presumed to have died July
27, 1959, when the plane was reported
as missing. Their bodies were found with
the wreckage of the plane on a mountainside 24 miles N.N.E. of Bralorne.
The Curries, who were living in Quesnel,
leave three children, David, 10, Marcia,
3, and Maureen, 1 year, besides Mr.
Currie's mother, Mrs. E. Grace Currie.
of 255 East 26th Avenue. Vancouver,
his sister Mrs. Daphne Sutfin, of 2415
East 38th Avenue. Vancouver, and Mrs.
Currie's brother. Robert Vinoly of Co-
quitlam.  Mr. Currie was 39.
1 1
By J. M. Daniels
The "courtyard" of the Faculty of Sciences building at Buenos
Aires is shown above. The physics department occupies the
right hand side of the balcony in the centre of the picture, and
about half of the department's accommodation is visible. Below
In the middle of November I went to
the Faculty of Exact and Natural
Sciences of the University of Buenos
Aires as a UNESCO "expert in experimental physics." The notice from which
I first learned about this post said that
an expert was needed to organize research in microwave spectroscopy of
gases, and in nuclear magnetic resonance,
that UNESCO would provide several
thousand dollars' worth of equipment,
and that it was hoped that the expert
would be able to demonstrate the judicious use of this equipment to the
When I arrived at the Faculty I found
no students prepared to do research, no
laboratory in which to do research, almost no equipment, and no hope of any
more being provided. This was my first
visit to Latin America, but I soon came
to understand the atmosphere, and after
a few days in Argentina a situation like
this seemed quite natural.
The Faculty of Sciences is housed in an
historic building near the centre of the
city. Being an historic building, it is
quite inadequate and unsuited for its
function, and structural alterations may
not be made which detract from its historical appearance. There are plans to
build a new university city about five
miles from the centre of Buenos Aires,
but no one believes that this will materialize for several years. In the meantime
work continues in the old quarters.
The physics department has about as
much  space  as   the  big  lounge   in  the
DR. J. M. DANIELS is an associate professor in the physics department of the
Faculty of Arts and Science.
Brock Hall. This is divided into a lecture
theatre, a laboratory, and some half-
dozen microscopic offices. In this space
some 2,000 students learn physics. Although there are over 1,000 first-year
physics students, only two or three
graduate at the end of the five-year
course. As the lower class men are so
much more numerous than the graduates, they haze the new graduates, the reverse of what happens here. One morning, seeing some brunette curls lying on
the floor, I asked what had happened.
The reply was, "Oh, some girl has just
To understand this fantastically low
output of graduates one must remember
that Peron ruined the universities almost
completely. There were police agents in
the lecture rooms, and the criterion for
appointing staff was party loyalty rather
than academic competence. Almost all of
the competent teachers either were expelled or resigned. In addition the students play a very important part in university politics and at the present time
they wield so much influence that they
can secure the dismissal of almost any
professor they wish. Under these circumstances serious study was almost impossible. The handful of students who graduate this year had started their courses in
the impossible Peronist era; the 1,000
first-year students are starting under
much more favourable circumstances.
Just before I arrived there had been
a short period of student agitation about
whether the Catholic University of Argentina should be allowed to grant degrees. There had been demonstrations at
the National Congress, and riots, and
the University had been closed for two
weeks.  As  a result, the  academic term
was still in progress during a part of
what should have been the summer holidays. Although Peron had been out of
office for three and a half years, very
little has +>een done to reorganize the
universities during this time. The personal animosities created during the dictatorship were not forgotten with the
fall of Peron, and the past three years
have been a cooling-off period and a
time for settling old scores. Many of the
younger and more vigorous scientists
(and some of the older ones too) are
away on fellowships, taking the first opportunity to travel aboard that anyone
has had for fifteen years.
University hours are queer, too. Although there are some students in the
Faculty all day, the large majority study
between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. This is because it is traditional that the professors
do not regard a professor's job as a full-
time one. Most professors hold several
jobs, collecting several salaries of course.
Some hold several professorships at once,
commuting between various universities
to deliver their lectures. Those who hold
jobs in the public service or industry
must naturally discharge these duties
during the day, and can therefore lecture
only in the evening. The students are
thus forced into this pattern, and work
during the day too. A very large part of
the population of the country has several
jobs at once, and claims that this is a
wise insurance against political and industrial instability. However, it is not a
good foundation for an efficient university.
As is now well known, the national
economy is almost as bankrupt as the
12 this is the unfinished construction of the new physics teaching
laboratory. At the beautiful Andean town of Bariloche, above,
beside Lake Nauhel Huapi, the Argentine Atomic Energy
Commission has  constructed a very different institution  for
teaching physics as compared to the University of Buenos
Aires. The Institute, visited twice by the author, is the
cluster of buildings to the left of the base of the statue.
Three Bariloche students may spend a year at U.B.C.
University, both financially and spiritually. However, many people are determined that Argentina shall recover and
be, at least, the leader of Latin America.
A program of economic reform and industrialization is being forced on the
country. This naturally affects the universities. There is at present a demand
for trained scientists and this demand
will grow. The dean of the Faculty of
Sciences (who, incidentally, spent several
years in the United States, and three
years ago married in Vancouver) is determined that his part of the university
of Buenos Aires shall be an efficient institution, unlike what it has been before.
Shortly after my arrival he decided
that a new laboratory must be built for
physics research. This was built in a basement of the Faculty, where the engineers
used to have a lecture room before they
moved into a building which Eva Peron
had built for her social service schemes.
The dean decided to cut red tape and
get the laboratory built by direct contract
—work on a new physics teaching laboratory had been at a standstill for six
months because the official university
construction agency had run out of
money. One day during conversation, the
dean told me that the new laboratory was
progressing well, he had just signed
the contract with the builders and had
been out to buy the bricks that day. As
a joke, I asked him if he had had to buy
the bricks on the black market, and in
all seriousness he replied, "Yes." We
found later that, in the prevailing state
of rapid inflation, suppliers were very
reluctant to sell anything.
We occupied our new laboratory three
weeks  after  it had  been  started.  This
was considered by everybody a record
for speed in construction, and produced
a great boost in morale. We collected
together a group of some half-dozen
people, moved into the new laboratory
just before Christmas, and constructed
some simple apparatus. This was beginning to give results by the time I left
at the end of January.
I paid two visits to a very different
physics teaching institution, the Institute
of Physics at Bariloche. Bariloche is an
exceedingly beautiful small town in the
Andes, about 600 miles from Buenos
Aires. It is situated by a large lake, Nauhel Huapi, and is surrounded by mountains. It is a summer holiday resort, and
a skiing resort in winter.
Four years ago, the Atomic Energy
Commission realized that it could not
get physics graduates from the universities, and decided to found its own
school at Bariloche, far away from the
intrigues of Buenos Aires and in a place
where there would be no possibility of
working only part time. The Institute
takes the best 15 students of physics
from the whole country who have completed second year at a university, gives
them a 3Vi-year course and turns out
15 graduates a year. At present this is
more than half the total output of physics graduates for the whole country. The
standard here is quite high, the graduates
being approximately at the same level
as an M.A. at U.B.C, but without the
research which is required for an M.A.
The problem here is quite different from
that at Buenos Aires, of course, being to
improve an already good institute, to in
crease the research facilities, and to expand the facilities for teaching experimental physics.
The universities in Argentina are reorganizing themselves at a fantastic
speed, and virtually trying to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. This cannot be done with native talent alone, and
there has been generous help from
UNESCO and similar organizations. For
example, there was another UNESCO
adviser there when I arrived who had
been advising in the Atomic Energy
Commission at Buenos Aires and at the
University of La Plata, and who later
directed a summer school in nuclear
physics at Bariloche. On my project two
more advisers were to come from Sweden, one in March, 1959, and another
in September. Thus, the work which was
started at Buenos Aires will have been
supervised by foreign scientists for
eighteen months, after which time outside  supervision  will   not  be  necessary.
As a result of my visit, connections
have been made between U.B.C. and
universities in Argentina. One of the
research workers from Buenos Aires
is at the physics department at U.B.C.
and will return in September. Three students from Bariloche are expected to
spend a year at U.B.C, too, starting in
The students I met in Argentina are
quite as intelligent and capable as any
I have met in North America or Europe.
The impediments to the development of
physics in Argentina have been a lack of
tradition and an overbearing bureaucracy. If these are changed the progress
in Argentina, not only in science but in
other fields, will be phenomenal.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Seton  Creek dam and fishway. Losses of young fish  at even
this  low  dam  are  known  to   occur,   but  tareful  study  of  the
entire   project   appears   to   show   that   fish   and   power   can
,..'«■;:  .hj»,
Jones   (Wahleach)   Creek-   artificial   spanning
was    com ei red   and   designed    by    Canadian
spawning   channel   at  Mc.Sary   dam   on   the
was  developed  from   this   original  design.
channel,   which
scientists.   The
Columbia   River
In a recent article in the I'.B.C. Alumni Chronicle  Mr. Val
Gwyther. P.Eng., has suggested that the use of methods of
artificial propagation and the construction of modern fish
facilities could provide solutions to fish-power problems and
thus ensure "total resource development" on the Fraser and
other British Columbia rivers.
There is certainly no question thai progress in these fields ol
investigation has been rapid in the past decade, largely because
ol the extensive research programs that have accompanied the
accelerated rate of development in the Pacific Northwest.
However, these new techniques are as yet so new that thev
do not constitute a solution to the unique problems that would
be created by major hydroelectric development of the large
salmon  rivers of  British  Columbia.
In March. 1959. the authors published an article in The B.C.
Professional Engineer as a commentary on an article by Mr.
Gwyther in the October. 1958. issue of the same magazine.
These comments seem just as appropriate in the present circumstances and are extensively quoted verbatim in the remainder of this article.
Fish hatchery operations on the Pacific coast began at the
turn of the century. In almost all instances they have failed to
increase runs, and in some have contributed to declines in
salmon abundance. This paradox, which has been the disenchantment of two generations of fisheries biologists, has
explanation  in  the  highly   complex   biology  of  salmon.   Most
DR. PE'I'ER A. LARKIN is associate professor in the department of zoology and director of the Institute of Fisheries at
U.B.C. MR. C. H. CLAY graduated from U.B.C. with the
degree of bachelor of applied science in 1944. He is chief
engineer, Pacific area, for the federal department of fisheries.
14 * V
/lr Bonneville dam salmon are delayed several days in turbulent  waters below spillway trying to  find fishuay  entrances.
Fraser River sockeye and other British Columbia
not tolerate such delays.
species of salmon and trout are so affected by artificial rearing
that their ultimate survival is very much less than that of
wild fish. Accordingly, though a hatchery will produce more
yearling fish than would be produced by nature from a given
number of eggs, these hatchery yearlings have such a low
subsequent survival that the entire operation does no more than
what would occur naturally if there were no hatchery operation.
This was precisely the reasoning behind closing B.C. salmon
hatcheries after they were carefully studied in the IsO.O's and
early 1930's. Dr. R. E. Foerster of the fisheries research board
of Canada demonstrated conclusively on a tributary of the
Fraser that "where a natural run of sockeye occurred with a
reasonable expectancy of successful spawning, artificial propagation, as commonly practised, provided no advantage over
natural spawning, as a means of maintaining the run."(I)
The reasons for the low viability of hatchery fish have been
the subject of extensive study. New techniques of rearing
salmon, the development of food rations which come closer to
satisfying nutritional requirements, and the perfection of
cures for many fish diseases have all contributed to more satisfactory yields from hatchery operations. Spring and coho
salmon, which seem to be the most adaptable to hatchery
practice, and trout, can probably be produced locally on an
economical scale when they are subject to a sport fishery for
which a verv high economic and public relations value can be
assigned to the catch. Recent research on requirements of pink
salmon, and experiments with this species on artificial spawning grounds, such as at Jones Creek, have indicated some
promising possibilities that according to present plans will
receive further study on a larger scale. Sockeye salmon have
proven  least  suitable   for  hatchery  culture.   The   majority   of
attempts to improve sockeye runs by hatcheries have ended in
abandoning facilities or at best maintaining them as experimental operations only.
In general, hatchery techniques are much improved over
those of fifty years ago. but fisheries biologists are agreed that
much more progress will be necessary before artilieial methods
can adequately substitute for  natural  propagation.
It is for this reason that even the most ardent advocates of
present day programs of artificial culture of salmon emphasize
that hatcheries at best can supplement but not substitute for
natural propagation. Thus, in the book Fish Fanning which
emphasizes the benefits of large scale modern practices of
artificial fish propagation. Milo Moore, director of the Washington state department of fisheries, stated "No pretense is
made that sufficient quantities of artificially pond-reared salmon will or can be produced to supplant natural spawning and
rearing in rivers."
The current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service policy on
hatcheries is stated as "Hatchery propagation oi salmon is not
recommended as a substitute for natural propagation but may
be necessary to maintain salmon populations under certain
circumstances. The construction of a salmon hatcherv is justifiable where there is a particular need." (2)
The above quotation could only be improved bv addine the
concept that in some situations hatcheries are inconceivable
rather than inadequate. This is certainly the ease for the
gigantic runs of sockeye salmon which create the major fish-
power problem on the Fraser River. In 1958, the Fraser River
yielded almost twice as many sockeye in one vear as the
Columbia River has produced in the last 65 years. The Fraser
problem is thus of a magnitude far beyond all experience in
hatchery operations.
U. B. C.    ALUMNI    CHRONICLE The practical difficulties are easy to visualize. First of these
is holding of the adult salmon until the eggs are mature. There
would be no point in building hatcheries near the headwater
spawning areas which are capable of doing a better job
naturally. Any advantage of a hatchery facility would be in
placing it below a major dam thus obviating the necessity of
a fishway. However, most schemes for power development of
the Fraser require mainstem dams several hundred miles from
the spawning grounds of the sockeye. In consequence when the
salmon arrived at a dam they would not be fully mature. There
is no way known of maturing the eggs outside the body of the
salmon, and there is therefore no alternative to holding the
adults until the eggs are ready for fertilization. Since the runs
number in the millions this would be a staggering undertaking.
It might also be futile because under these holding conditions
a large percentage of the salmon may completely fail to
achieve maturity.
Problems of rearing the young fish would also be immense.
A modern salmon hatchery capable of rearing 2 million sockeye
to seagoing size costs approximately $1,000,000 and at least
$60,000 annually for operation. The Adams River run alone
would require 100 such hatcheries to equal the natural production of seaward migrants. The super-hatchery installations required would have 16,000 standard-size rearing ponds, an
inflow of several thousand cf.s. and a labour force of over
2000. Other lesser runs which are concurrent with the Adams
run would require additional space. Even with all this effort
to duplicate the numbers that would be produced naturally,
the low survival rate of the hatchery-raised fish would fail to
duplicate the natural return of adults.
To summarize, the Fraser fish-power problem centres around
the sockeye salmon, the species of salmon which is least adaptable to hatchery culture on any scale, and which occurs in such
abundance in the Fraser River that hatchery and rearing facilities are inconceivable.
In many other large salmon rivers in British Columbia it
would be just as difficult to conceive of successful hatchery
programs. At the present state of our knowledge hatcheries at
best must be considered as only partially successful last-ditch
alternatives in the solution of fish-power problems.
Recent improvements in methods of passing adult salmon up
and seaward migrants down over dams are mentioned by Mr.
Gwyther as the complement of the supposed benefits of
hatchery practices. Certainly it must be agreed that the heavy
investment in fish-power research in recent years has been
responsible for a significant improvement in design of fish
protection facilities. Canadian scientists have played a substantial role both in the basic research and in the development of
these new devices, with the result that in the past few years
there have been a number of instances in British Columbia of
their application for maintenance of fish at power developments
on small river systems. The Seton Creek, Jones (or Wahleach),
and Cheakamus developments of the B.C. Electric Company
and a number of small industrial developments could be cited
as examples. The experience gained in working out these
problems is the basis for the positive assertion that present
day knowledge is not sufficient to solve the problems posed by
a potential integrated power development of a large salmon
producing river.
Basically there are two problems on the large salmon rivers
such as the Fraser for which no satisfactory solution has been
found. First, salmon, especially sockeye, will not tolerate delay
in upstream migration and there is no known system for
transportation of large numbers of adult salmon over a dam
without delay. The problem is not primarily one of engineering.
Fishways, or lifts, locks or pumps, tank trucks or trains can all
be engineered to accommodate large numbers of fish, although
the cost would be high. The difficulty lies in convincing the fish
that the facilities are designed for their benefit, i.e. getting
the fish to go into them without delay and to proceed through
them without stress, panic or injury. The answer to thesp
problems lies with the research biologist studying behaviour
and physiology. Recent findings in this sphere have been
significant and there is much basis for optimism that they will
lead eventually to much more successful design of apparatus
for directing salmon from the broad expanse of turbulent spill
into the fish facilities. None of these developments have
reached the stage where a solution based on them could be
considered a calculated risk in a mammoth application to a
major salmon river such as the Fraser.
The second problem is centred on the safe transport of hundreds of millions of young fish down over the spillways and
through turbines. A large and well-coordinated research effort
has gone into the design of both spillways and turbines to
minimize losses, and engineering and biological studies to probe
the possibilities of directing or guiding the young fish into safe
downstream bypasses. Where river flow is extremely small,
guiding by electricity or light has been used with success. In
small forebay installations mechanical screening may be a
feasible though costly protection. None of these techniques
has measured up to the problem posed by large mainstem
developments in which the freshet discharge accompanies the
downstfeam migration of the fish. For instance, effective
mechanical screening on the Fraser would necessitate maintenance of approach velocities of less than one-half foot per
second in the forebay of dams which with existing design would
have velocities of 13 ft. per second during freshet periods. It is
obvious that in addition to the tremendous costs of screening,
physical conditions in the Fraser Canyon make it impossible to
meet such standards.
The illustration in Mr. Gwyther's article of a "fish barrier"
at the Brownlee Dam on the Snake River is a particularly unfortunate choice of example. This facility, in its first season's
operation, has been extremely disappointing. The physical
problem of keeping the fish barrier tight has not yet been
overcome. Divers have found many holes in the plastic mesh.
At many of the potential damsites on large British Columbia
rivers the physical conditions would be far more rigorous than
on the Snake, so that any attempt to copy this installation on a
large British Columbia river could only end in disaster.
It must be concluded that on the Fraser the scale, cost and
physical limitations militate against any quick or simple solution based on facilities used elsewhere, especially considering
the discouraging results on many of the major installations
constructed to date.
In the past ten years substantial progress has been made in
improving knowledge of the protection and production of
Pacific salmon. Recent discoveries on requirements of salmon
give some promise of increases in production by design of artificial spawning grounds. Hatchery techniques have improved to
the degree that in a few highly local situations, small numbers
of spring and coho salmon appear to have been produced
economically in river systems that have been rendered unsuitable for natural production. All of these developments have
encouraged the thought that present runs of salmon can be
substantially increased in the future. However this potential
should not be considered as a substitute for existing runs, nor
should it be believed that application of these new methods
will solve all of the problems posed by power developments.
At best hatcheries should be considered as only partially successful, last-ditch alternatives in the solution of fish-power
problems. It is largely in this context that recent plans to
enlarge hatchery production in the lower Columbia River
should be viewed.
Similarly, progress has been made in recent years in the
design of fish pass and guiding facilities as solutions to fish-
power problems. On a few small river systems power developments have been reconciled to the needs of fish conservation and
this trend will undoubtedly continue. However, many of the
recent installations are highly experimental and have been
quickly improvised in urgent circumstances. They are as yet
largely untested and in many instances have proven inadequate.
It is thus considerably premature to extrapolate this modest
degree of success to a point where it appears to be a solution
to the problems posed by major hydroelectric developments on
major salmon rivers such as the Fraser.
(1) FOERSTER, R. E. Relative Efficiencies of Natural and Artificial
Propagation of Sockeye Salmon at Cultus Lake. J. FISH. RES. BD.
CAN. 4 (3) 1938, PP. 151-161.
(2) Pacific Solmon.   CIRCULAR 24:1953, U.S.F.W.S.
16 Construction of an addition to  the Buchanan  building will begin during the autumn
The new wing to the Buchanan building and tentative plans for the new fine arts centre at U.B.C.
are shown in the artists sketches above and below.
The Buchanan wing (above) will serve as a multipurpose building for arts and will cost $1,400,000.
It will be constructed on the parking lot to the east
of the existing building and will extend down the east
mall to the women's gymnasium.
Contract for the new wing will be awarded sometime in the fall and construction should be completed
within a year.
The arrangement of buildings on the site of the
fine arts center is still tentative. The center will be
made up of several buildings and one concept of the
arrangement is shown in the sketch below. The development is shown here from the south west with the
building for music, fine arts and a theatre in the
The building in the background at left will accommodate the school of architecture and the building
in the center background is the anthropology museum. Structure in the background at right is the Buchanan building.
Fine arts center will be constructed on main parking lot opposite faculty  club
17        U.B.C.    ALUMNI    CHRONICLE G. Gordon Strong, above, who graduated from U.B.C. with a bachelor of commerce
degree in 1933, and returned the following year to earn his bachelor of arts degree,
inaugurates a new series of 'Chronicle' profiles. They are autobiographical in character
and will outline the rise of graduates to positions of prominence. Mr. Strong is
president of Brush-Moore Newspapers which publishes nine daily newspapers and
operates a radio station from headquarters in Canton, Ohio, pictured below.
It has been suggested that I describe
some aspect of my work in the field of
journalism. Perhaps it would be interesting to some to know how I happened to
affiliate with a newspaper and radio
When I left the university in 1933
with a degree in commerce, I bounced
back to get a degree in arts in 1934, •
then headed for Northwestern University graduate school of business administration, where I obtained a master's degree in marketing and advertising. In
1935 I got my still-dry academic feet
wet by going to work for Marshall Field
and Co. in Chicago.
A few months later I was offered a
teaching fellowship at the University of
California, so I promptly resigned from
Marshall Field's, married a Northwestern girl, and headed west to take up
graduate work. While at the University
of California I was advised to obtain my
graduate degree at an eastern school, and
thereupon enrolled at Harvard for the
school term beginning in September,
1936. En route to Cambridge, Mass., it
was suggested that I drop by the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. I
arrived on a Friday and began teaching
in the college of business administration
the following Monday. I have been a
resident of Ohio since that time, with the
exception of three war years spent with
the American Red Cross as director of
finance in the Mediterranean theater. I
never did get to Harvard.
At the University of Toledo I taught
various courses in the field of economics.
On a part-time basis I served as consultant for a New York stock exchange
firm and the Toledo Chamber of Commerce. In 1941 I gave up teaching on a
full-time basis to become executive director of the Blue Cross plan covering
Northwestern Ohio, which I continued to
direct until given a leave of absence for
war-time service.
During my teaching tenure at the University of Toledo I had acquired an
LL.B. and was admitted to the Ohio Bar
in 1940.
After VE Day, I received a cable from
the publisher of the Toledo (Ohio) Blade
inquiring if I would be interested in entering the newspaper business by way of
the business office. I quickly replied in
the affirmative and went to work as
assistant treasurer of the Blade on January 1, 1946. Six months later I was promoted to the office of treasurer, with
responsibilities covering the accounting
department, the purchasing department
and the credit department.
In 1948 I assumed the additional
duties of business manager, and thereupon became responsible for the business
side of the newspaper's operations, including that of labor relations.
In December of 1951 I decided to
leave Toledo and the Toledo Blade. I
became general manager of the Brush-
Moore Newspapers, Inc., my present
affiliation, and with my wife and two
children took up residence at Canton,
Ohio, our corporate headquarters. The
Brush-Moore Newspapers, Inc., publishes nine daily newspapers (in the states
of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland),
and operates a radio station in Canton,
Ohio. As general manager my duties
covered all phases of the business side of
these properties. I reported directly to the
president and publisher, the late Roy D.
My decision to join Brush-Moore
Newspapers was motivated primarily by
my great admiration for Mr. Moore. The
Toledo Blade was a much larger operation than any one of our properties, but
I could envision being associated with
Mr. Moore as a most interesting challenge and at the same time knew I could
obtain a thorough grounding in all phases
of journalism.
Mr. Moore was an extremely capable
publisher. He had started in the newspaper business as a telegrapher, and by
extraordinary ability and perseverance
had become one of the outstanding newspaper leaders in the country. For three
years he served as chairman of the
Bureau of Advertising, a most unusual
accomplishment for a publisher of newspapers of our size.
Upon Mr. Moore's death in May of
1954 I became president of the organization.
General policies of our newspaper
group are determined by a board of seven
directors, of which I am a member and
presiding officer. Reporting to me on the
corporate level are the following: an advertising director for the group; a classified advertising director; an executive
editor: a circulation director; a production manager; and a director of radio.
In each of our papsrs, which incidentally are divisions of the corporation
rather than separate companies, we have
a business manager and an editor. Our
business managers and editors are jointly
responsible for the successful operation
of the individual papers but with the
definite understanding that the business
manager cannot dictate policy to the
editor, nor vice versa. Occasionally a
difference   of  opinion   might   arise,   at
which  time  the  issue  is  discussed  and
resolved  in our headquarters office.
The company's total employment approximates 1,300, made up of editorial,
mechanical, advertising, business office
and circulation department personnel.
Our papers range in size from 10,000 to
70,000 daily circulation and are the only
daily papers in each of the markets in
question. The cities in which our plants
are located range from 15,000 to 150,000
population. Our radio station employs
approximately fifty people.
Frequently my non-newspaper friends
ask me how I put in my time. About all
I can say is that as "boss" I must be prepared to make quick decisions on any of
the many facets of our corporate operation. One minute I may be embroiled in
a discussion or negotiation concerning
editorial features, while a few minutes
later a decision may be required on some
phase of labor negotiations.
We have built four new plants in the
past few years and this has taken much
time and attention. The acquisition of
new properties is very time consuming
but at the same time most interesting.
Our newest paper, the Hanover (Pa.)
Sun, was purchased last year after several
months of negotiations.
Advertising rate revisions to offset
rising costs are occurring more frequently
these days. When it is felt that a rate
increase is in order, I call in the
national, local, and classified advertising
managers and together with our advertising director attempt to reach a
unaminous decision on the amount of the
increase and the effective date.
Mechanical problems, equipment purchases, circulation operations, financial
discussions, and many other aspects of
the business find their way to my desk.
However. I should like to add that the
most challenging and perhaps the most
important phase of my duties involves
the many complex problems associated
with the broad field of human relations.
This is true not only of our business but
of all economic activity.
In general, editorial policy desicions
are made on the local level. An exception
to this practice is that of political endorsements for state or national office.
In this case we feel our entire group of
papers should be consistent.
On the business side of the operation I
have followed a policy of centralizing the
purchase of newsprint, ink, and mechanical equipment. Otherwise the operating
decisions are made by the individual
business manager, with the understanding
that any  adjustments  in  circulation or
advertising   rates    are   subject   to   my
It is necessary for me to do considerable travelling. For this purpose our
company maintains a private plane, with
our own pilot and co-pilot.
In addition to company activities I
have found time to serve a two-year term
as president of the Ohio Newspaper Association, of which I am still a director.
I am on the boards of the American
Newspaper Publishers Association, the
Bureau of Advertising of the ANPA,
Inc., and the ANPA Research Institute,
Inc. Recently I was elected to the directorate of the Inland Daily Press Association. These extracurricular activities
bring me into contact with leaders in the
field of journalism, and the experience
has proven most interesting and informative.
I have become a great champion of
journalism as a profession. A newspaper
is in fact the community cheerleader,
making its coverage area a better place
in which to live. This it does by encouraging the support of community projects,
schools, churches, and its clubs. It can
also lead and work constructively for
what it believes to be right. It is the one
vehicle that can audit government at all
levels and protect the people's right to
Our editorial pages can inform and
stimulate public thinking without appearing to be dogmatic. To be successful, a
newspaper must be dedicated to the
general welfare of the community it
serves and at the same time it must
resist the special pressures that are
brought to bear upon it.
The newspaper business has developed
from a professional standpoint so that
today there are increasing opportunities
for top caliber people in all phases of the
newspaper's operation. Starting salaries
compare favorably with those in other
business and professions. More and more
newspapers are relying on college graduates in order to find the type of people
prepared to assume the responsibilities
of leadership.
I do not know what the best way to
enter the field of journalism may be. I
came in one way, but there are other
ways. This I do know, that everything I
have done, everything I have learned,
everyone I've met in my varied experience has helped me to do my part in one
of the most fascinating and challenging
fields of professional and business
19        U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and President N. A. M. MacKenzie enjoy a joke during dinner in the faculty club on
July 15 in the picture above. At right, the banquet hall
sparkles and shines in  readiness for the  banquet honouring
the royal couple. In the open area in ihe foreground the
Queen and Prince Philip met representatives of the University
family before sitting down to dinner. Below left, the Queen is
escorted to the reception area by President MacKenzie. Stephan
iii ■ '"nj* f-i
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness
The Prince Philip dined with representatives of the entire
University family in the splendour of U.B.C.'s new faculty
club on July 15.
Representatives of the senate, the board of governors,
the deans and faculty, the student body and the employed
and secretarial staff were invited to the formal banquet
planned by faculty club manager Stephan Carrol.
Her Majesty arrived at the club shortly before 6 p.m. and
the royal party occupied the entire social suite until 7 p.m.
when the president and the chancellor escorted Her Majesty and Prince Philip to the reception area adjacent to
the banquet hall.
At the reception the Queen met representatives of the
University family before being seated for dinner. The
menu consisted of shrimp, roast tenderloin of beef, endive
20 Carrol, faculty club manager, can be seen between the Queen
and the president. On the president's left, Prince Philip chats
amiably with the chancellor, Dr. A. E. Grauer. At bottom
right   faculty   club   chef   Eugene   Veronneau,   left,   and   his
assistant for the banquet, Douglas Long, gaze proudly at the
roast tenderloin of beef which they prepared for the banquet.
Large crowds gathered outside the club before and after the
dinner to cheer.
salad, fresh strawberries and coffee. Special pastries were
baked at the faculty club.
Following the toast to the Queen the president rose to
announce that the University had received a gift of $50,000
. from B.C. lumberman H. R. MacMillan to provide scholarships for graduate students. The scholarships will be for
graduate work in any field at U.B.C. The first five awards
,      will be made in September.
Mr. MacMillan's gift was made to commemorate the
visit of the Queen to Canada and because of the known interest of the Queen and Prince Philip in students.
The Queen left at 8:05 p.m. for a Theatre Under the
Stars performance in Stanley Park. Large crowds of people
gathered outside the club both before and after the dinner
to cheer the royal couple.
Sheila Watson: the Double Hook, McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, Ont.,
The Double Hook is a first novel but
its author. Sheila Watson, a brilliant
graduate of the University in the thirties,
is a mature, sensitive, and highly sophisticated writer, who has here created
a little master-work that will stand apart,
in its own proud solitude, in the uneven pattern of a developing Canadian
literature. Physically the work is slight
—one hundred and twenty-eight pages—
and its values are certainly not to be
measured by counting the lines or estimating inches of type. Rather the riches
are to be found in the beauty of the
writing and in the subtly compacted
telling of a tale composed of such well-
known ingredients as seduction, adultery, brutality, suicide, murder and illegitimate birth. In the hands of another brewer the resulting potion could
well be repulsive, if not completely
unpalatable, but under Mrs. Watson's
magic touch, the elements merge into
a richly poetic narrative, filled with
compassionate understanding and profound tenderness.
Yet this is by no means an easy, summer novel to read. The very compactness of the telling and the poetic handling of characters and situations issue an
immediate challenge to the reader. If
he is to grasp the threads of the story,
if he is to find the rich emotional veins
and understand the philosophical implications, he must read intently—not line
by line but rather word by word—and
he must involve himself in the lives of
the characters through the willing use
of his own imagination. A skimming
through of the work, a casual reading
will reveal little of the book's true
worth. Perhaps even a truly intensive
approach will not suffice; a second—
even a third reading may be required
before the real richness that is here can
be felt in part at least, if not wholly.
Mrs. Watson is not easy and she makes
few concessions to please those who are
looking for pablum entertainment. But
neither does T. S. Eliot, nor did Donne,
or Shakespeare, or Sophocles—to name
but a few.
The opening page of the book immediately establishes the setting, introduces all the principal characters, sets
the plot in motion, and shows the freshness of the writer's approach to the art
of fiction:
In  the   folds   of   the   hills
under  Coyote's  eye
the   old   lady,   mother  of  William
of  James   and   of  Greta
lived   James  and   Greta
lived   William   and   Ara  his  wife
lived  the  Widow   Wagner
the   Widow's   girl  Lenchen
the   Widow's   boy
lived   Felix   Prosper  and   Angel
lived   Theophil
and   Kip
until   one   morning   in   July
Greta was at the stove. Turning hot-
cakes. Reaching for the coffee beans.
Grinding away James's voice.
James was at the top of the stairs.
His hand half-raised. His voice in the
James walking away. The old lady
falling. There under the jaw of the roof.
In the vault of the bed loft. Into the
shadow of death. Pushed by James's
will. By James's hand. By James's
words: This is my day. You'll not fish
Here is death by violence—the murder of an old woman contrived by son
and daughter, done by the hand of
James while Greta tries to shut out the
horror of tragedy by a simple domestic
act—the grinding of coffee.
But the reader can proceed with
quiet assurance that this novel is no
mere murder mystery, no close kin to
a tale told by a Christie or a Queen.
Rather what follows is a richly poetic
treatment of some of the great fundamental constituents of human existence
—of expiation of crimes committed, of
hate and of love, of stubborn death and
of triumphant birth—seen through the
minds of the simple valley ranchers, all
of whom are primitive philosophers.
There is Felix Prosper, who lived "By
chance. By necessity. By indifference . . .," who "thought of nothing but
the drift of sunlight, the fin-flick of
trout, the mournful brisk music made
sweet by repetition," and when faced
by the problems of existence "reached
for his fiddle and began to play." There
is old Widow Wagner, who from time
to time speaks with the righteous indignation of an Old Testament prophet.
Of her wayward daughter she says:
"Lenchen will suffer like the rest of us
. . . She's done wrong." Only to be
answered in Job-like terms by the realistic Ara: "Right or wrong don't make
much difference . . . We don't choose
what we will suffer. We can't even see
how suffering will come." Musing on
James, the killer and the seducer, Kip,
the cowhand, gives what is without
doubt the heart of the book: "There's
a thing he doesn't know. He doesn't
know you can't catch the glory on a
hook and hold on to it. That when you
fish for glory you catch the darkness
too. That if you hook twice the glory
you hook twice the fear."
Perhaps as a result of this philosophical type of dialogue the characters
do not stand out as clearly delineated
portraits, and for some readers at least
this may lead to confusion in the reading
of the text. And some readers, too, will
pause to wonder how deeply symbolical
the work is intended to be. Do the
names of certain characters — Felix
Prosper, Angel, Theophil—carry any
symbolical implications? And what of
the old mother, killed by James at the
book's beginning, but seen by many after
her death — fishing here and there, then
disappearing with supernatural suddenness? Does she symbolize the futility
of man's foolish hope that through violence he will gain tranquillity? Certain
ly the Coyote is symbolical, standing for
destiny or fate, for inevitable death, for
unrequested birth. With the grandeur,
the misty grandeur of a primitive god,
he appears and reappears throughout the
tale. It is "under Coyote's eye" that
the action opens with violent death.
And it is under Coyote's eye that the
book closes,—with birth. The unhappy
Lenchen, apparently deserted by James,
has been helped through the agony of
delivery by Felix, the indolent one, who
in the moment of crisis has achieved a
new stature.
Suddenly  the  girl  sat  up.
The door's opening, she said. I see James in
his plaid shirt. He's lifting the baby in his two
Ara stood up. The girl wasn't speaking to her
any  longer:  she  was speaking to James.
His name  is Felix, she said.
Ara didn't want to look at James. She went
to the window and leaned out across the bush
where the sparrow chattered. Above her the
sky stretched like a tent pegged to the broken
rock. And from a cleft of the rock she heard
'.he voice of Coyote crying down through the
I have  set his feet on  soft ground;
I have set his feet on the sloping shoulders
of the  world.
It is a profoundly moving conclusion
to a fine book—a book written with
great compactness, and with a precision
and beauty of style rarely found in prose
fiction. Sheila Watson has certainly
emerged as a writer of true significance.
May she be encouraged by the reception
of this work to continue to exercise the
craft that is under her command.
SHEILA M. WATSON, author of the
Double Hook, graduated from U.B.C.
in 1931 with the degree of bachelor of
arts, and in 1933 with the degree of
master of arts. The review is by
STANLEY E. READ, professor of English in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Lord Selkirk's Diary, 1803-1804, edited
with an introduction by Patrick C. T.
White, Toronto, The Champlain Society,
Canada, or rather those colonies of
British North America that remained
after the American Revolution, experienced, in the years between the Constitutional Act of 1791 and the War of
1812, the hopes and distresses, accomplishments and disappointments of a
new land being opened up for settlement. Loyalists who had suffered much
for their adherence to the Crown found
land awaiting them, and land-hungry
men often found that they possessed
unsuspected depths of loyalty. Legitimate settlers came to work the land,
and speculators to manipulate the titles
to land. There was excitement and
struggle, a hundred ways to prosper
and a thousand ways to fail.
Into this scene in 1803 came the unlikely figure of Thomas Douglas, fifth
Earl of Selkirk. This Scottish aristocrat
was an idealist who had been deeply
moved by the troubles that social and
economic changes had brought to the
people of the Highlands and of Ireland,
and he saw emigration as the only possible permanent solution. He was an
Imperialist who was sincerely troubled
by the dangers of the spread of Americanism into British North America, and
he saw colonization as the answer to
all this. Above all he was an enthusiast
who saw everything in terms of the
dreams that filled his mind, and tended
to judge everyone he met in terms of
his relation to those dreams. Plan after
plan, scheme after scheme tumbled
through his fertile brain. He wanted
to establish British settlements in
Louisiana in 1801. Failing there, he
thought of the Red River Valley not
only as a most suitable area for settlement but also as a strategic centre from
which British control might be extended
over the whole interior of the continent
and on to the west coast. This project
really remained his favourite, but here
too circumstances forced delay. The fur
traders, both of the Hudson's Bay Company and the North-West Company
were steadfastly opposed to settlement
schemes in their territories and it was not
until 1811, after he had purchased almost one - third of the shares of the
Hudson's Bay Company, that he was
able to start the colony there for which
he is principally remembered in Canada.
In the meantime he turned to other
possibilities. In order to provide a sort
of buffer to protect the British colonies
from American influence he proposed to
plant along the border a line of settlements of non-English-speaking peoples
—Highlanders, Irish, Dutch — who
would not be so open to the pernicious
attractions of the United States. In 1803
he did manage to acquire the right to
start a small development at Baldoon
on Lake St. Clair in Upper Canada, but
only on condition of his undertaking a
larger enterprise on Prince Edward
But if his plans were magnificent and
imposing, his achievements must be said
to have been comparatively modest. The
only one of his projects that had any
real success during his lifetime was the
one on Prince Edward Island that was
more or less forced on him and in
which he had taken little interest in
comparison with the others. Baldoon
was a miserable failure and brought
about a complete collapse of Selkirk's
hopes in that region. The Red River
Colony,   whatever   ultimate   justification
it was to give to its founder's dreams,
led during his lifetime only to bloodshed
and long drawn out litigation that finally broke his spirits and his health and
brought on his death in  1820.
The Diary now edited by Patrick
White and published by the Champlain
Society was kept by Selkirk during his
visit to North America in 1803-1804.
The original MS. has unfortunately been
destroyed, but the editor was able to
use an apparently accurate copy preserved in the Canadian Archives. The
present edition faithfully reproduces the
text, including the sometimes remarkable spelling and grammar. There
seems to be one omission, on page 58,
where a sentence as given makes no
sense, but generally the editing is excellent.
Selkirk's main purpose was to visit
his newly founded colonies in Prince
Edward Island and Upper Canada, but
his diary records his impressions of the
United States and of each of the other
British provinces through which he
travelled. The publication will be of
interest to economic and social historians. Selkirk shows himself to have
been an interested and acute observer.
His notes are filled with the most
minute observations. He gives sketches
of methods of farming, of a sawmill
dam, of water pipes used for irrigation,
of kettles used in the making of salt.
He frequently cites statistics on population, distribution of land, salaries of
officials, prices, trade. His comments
on the people he met are definite and
outspoken and often surprisingly accurate considering the rapidity with which
his opinions seem to have been formed.
The subjects of his comments ranged
all the way from Alexander Hamilton
and the other Federalist leaders in the
United States (with whose opinion that
"the British Gov't contained as much
liberty as was consistent with a stable
government" he very naturally concurred), and of course the highest levels
of society to be found in each of the
British colonies, to the business agents
with whom he had to deal, the priests
who worked with the immigrants he had
brought out or intended to bring, to the
settlers themselves, to the Indian chief
who had "a curious resemblance rather
carricature of the King." But most of
all the Diary throws a light on the
character of Selkirk himself. What
stands out most clearly perhaps is ihe
practicality of the man, a feature that
often tends to be forgotten. His dreams
and his enthusiasm did not make him
woolly-headed but rather led to an interest that in fact often extended to such
minutiae as to become almost ridiculous. If Selkirk's efforts often failed
it may have been due to an excess of
optimism, but certainly not to a lack
of effort or interest on his part.
PATRICK C. T. WHITE, editor of Lord
Selkirk's Diary, 1803-04, graduated, from
U.B.C. in 1946 with the degree of bachelor of arts. He received his M.A. from
Cambridge, and a Ph.D. from Minnesota.
The reviewer is the REV. T. J. HAN-
RAH AN, C.S.B., an instructor in the
department  of history,  U.B.C.
James T. McCay: The Management of
Time, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs,
N.J., 1959.
In the early part of this century
Frederick W. Taylor initiated the concept of management as a science. Since
his time, training for management has
been the focus of an increasing number
of books, company training departments
and university faculties. Most of these
emphasize the functions of the manager,
the techniques available to him, and his
approach to those he manages. Most
assume that the manager is competent in
managing himself; that he can do the
things he knows must be done.
In writing about the management of
time, Mr. McCay makes no such assumption. One of his obvious premises
is that many managers are chronically
short of time to do the things they know
they should be doing. The cause, as he
sees it, lies in the inefficient way the
manager  uses   his   time  rather  than   in
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE antiquated data processing systems,
poor patterns of delegation, or incompetent subordinates. As an industrial
engineer must eliminate a bottleneck
in the factory by increasing the capacity
of the operation in question, so a manager must keep himself from becoming
a bottleneck by increasing the capacity
of his mind and body to maintain the
required flow of ideas, inspiration,
plans and direction.
Is this a new problem? Perhaps not
new, but an increasing one according to
the author. This is the age of innovation. "The rate of innovation is accelerating. Products and methods more
often become obsolete before they are
through the stage of final planning." In
this age of innovation the manager must
be able to see further ahead than his
predecessors, to handle more complex
problems more quickly, to acquire more
knowledge in shorter time, and to divest
himself more quickly of obsolete patterns of thought and action. He can do
this effectively only by multiplying his
rate of output. By increasing his output he will have more time.
The simplicity of this logic is deceptive. What must one do to multiply
one's output, increase one's efficiency,
and achieve this wealth of time? "Refine
your techniques of self management,"
advises Mr. McCay. He proceeds then
to show how this can be done; how he
did it himself. His prescription involves
three phases: "Increasing your alertness; increasing your available energy;
increasing your knowledge and range of
His discussion of these three phases
is lucid, straightforward, and provocative. It is peppered with examples,
simple diagrams and familiar references.
It is convincing. The reader is inclined
to admit that he really doesn't get accurate, clear and fast impressions of what
is going on around him; that his alertness does indeed suffer through preoccupation; that a tendency to be critical and defensive does sap his energy;
that he does waste a great deal of time
speaking to people who are not really
listening. It becomes clear, too, particularly to the academical reader, that
these problems are not the exclusive
property of the manager, or even of
the businessman.
The recommended remedies are not
available to all and it is perhaps a
weakness of the book that this is not
pointed out. What is made to look like
a simple program of self-development is
actually most demanding of will, intellect and self-control. Above all, it requires a conviction that it is all worth
it. As to the latter, Mr. McCay uses
his considerable talents to persuade one
that it is; at least at the moment the
last page is turned. But how many of
us will find the personal qualities
needed to take his final piece of advice?
"As you read these words you may not
have set a time to launch your attack on
habit and take over the control of your own
time. If so, stop right now and ask yourself this question, 'What further do I need
to go ahead?' If you are honest with yourself your answer can only be, ' I have all I
need to start now. Furthermore, I am at
this moment alert to the basis of my time
problem and therefore have the power to
act now. Tomorrow I may be lost in preoccupation again.' Decide now to plan
your development for the next three months.
Now is the time to act, gain time and
On the principle that gaining a clear
understanding of a problem is more
than half the work of solving it, this
book is recommended to others who
fight the time barrier. What to most
will be a lively evening's reading may to
some become the pattern for a more
productive way of life.
JAMES T. McCAY, author of The Management of Time, graduated from U.B.C.
in 1943 with the degree of bachelor of
applied science. The reviewer is HUGH
T. WILKINSON, associate professor and
chairman of the division of production
in the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration. The book is now in its
second edition and has been chosen as
a selection by the Executive Book Club.
Albert H. Imlah: Economic Elements
in the Pax Britannica, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1958. Published in Canada by S. J. Reginald
Saunders and Company Limited, Toronto.
Dr. Imlah, member of Arts '22, is
Dickson Professor of English and
American History, and Professor of
Diplomatic History in the Fletcher
School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts
University. This book, which has been
in process for some twenty years, is
evidence that the author might also
occupy with success the chairs of economic history and economic theory.
Sub-titled "Studies in British Foreign
Trade in the Nineteenth Century," it is
the product of a rare and illuminating
blending of political history, statistics
and economic theory.
After Napoleon had been defeated,
the great powers struggled to find a
system that would not only prevent the
resurgence of France but would also
promote the "repose and prosperity of
nations." Conferences, treaties and
military preparedness played their parts.
Britain's role was, at first, military. But
she soon discovered that she could more
usefully play a mediating role when
"she had supplemented and strengthened
her relatively weak military position for
diplomatic mediation by exemplifying
and promoting the attractive economic
and social opportunities of the century
. . . This became a distinguishing feature
of the Pax Britannica and a chief reason
for the large measure of success which
it achieved." In some 200 pages, the
author sketches Britain's performance in
international trade, resulting from her
conversion to free trade policies in the
He first shows, by means of laborious
salvaging of faulty official statistics,
that neither the Industrial Revolution
nor protectionism between 1796 and
1853, enabled Britain to export more
than she imported. Only Britain's sales
of services: freight, shipping, commercial
commissions, interest, enabled her to
balance her foreign expenditures in
these first fifty years. Interest and dividends were particularly important: in
eleven of the 18 five-year periods after
the boom of 1825, Britain had a foreign
trade deficit; but by judicious investment, and by re-investment of the proceeds, she managed to earn more from
abroad than she spent.
For economists, much of the value of
this part of the work lies in the heroic
sifting of old statistics to obtain this
trade information, and also estimates of
the "terms of trade": roughly, a measure of the quantity of imports that can
be purchased by one pound's-worth of
exports. These lucid chapters are revisions of earlier Imlah researches that
are already standard sources.
But Imlah uses the statistics in a
larger context, illustrating the failure of
the protectionist system. He shows that
Sir Robert Peel, the premier at the time
of the repeal of the Corn Laws and the
institution of free trade, could only revive Britain's languishing industrial
might by permitting buying and selling
in world markets without official
A final chapter traces the success of
the free trade policy. British imports
rose until they became equal to one-
third of the exports of all countries of
the world. This helped to produce a
huge foreign demand for British exports, and a boom in Britain's services.
Moreover, in Imlah's opinion, British
national security was strengthened by
economic capacity, internal class strife
was reduced by the free-trade abolition
of taxes believed to benefit only the
landed aristocracy, and economic liberalism was promoted in other countries. Conciliation and peaceful economic development were demonstrated
as more successful than military might,
for "to open wider economic opportunities was to ease both domestic and international tensions for all the trading
nations." This clear and patient study
will long be cited by historian and economist as documentation of the case for
liberal international policies.
ALBERT H. IMLAH, author of Economic Elements in the Pax Britannica,
graduated from U.B.C. in 1922 with the
degree of bachelor of arts. He received
his A.M. at Clark University and a Ph.D.
at Harvard University. The reviewer
is ANTHONY D. SCOTT, associate professor in the department of economics
and political science in the Faculty of
Arts and Science.
What sort of campus will students find
when they return this month to register
for the 1959-60 winter session?
The physical changes will be apparent
to all. Half a dozen new buildings have
been completed during the summer and
stand ready to serve both students and
faculty. Out of town students will be
housed in three new residences, the first
of eight being constructed on Marine
In recognition of the support given to
the U.B.C. Development fund by various
areas of the province, two residences will
be named Okanagan House and Kootenay
House. The third building will be named
Robson House, for the late J. G. Robson of New Westminster, who gave
$250,000 to the fund earmarked for residences.
Adjoining the residences and scheduled
for completion on January 1 is a dining
and recreational building which will serve
all eight residences.
At the south end of the campus wings
have been constructed to two buildings
to relieve overcrowding in chemistry and
the biological sciences. And at the opposite end of the main mall the new-
faculty club, built with a donation of
$600,000 from Mr. Leon Koerner and
the late Mrs. Koerner, is ready to become
the social centre of the University.
A whole generation of students who attended U.B.C. in the late 1940s will sympathize with students who try to concentrate in the library. The rattle of jack
hammers and the roar of compressors
will once again disturb studying students
while construction proceeds on the south
wing to the library. A contract worth
$1,053,810 was awarded in July for the
addition which will be completed by
September next year.
The new wing will double the seating
capacity of the existing building and provide space for additional stacks and carrels. The four-storey structure will also
have a special section for collections of
rare and valuable works such as the
45,000-volume collection of Chinese
books purchased earlier this year by the
Friends of the Library.
Before winter hits the campus construction will start on two other projects.
The new medical centre, to cost $2,800,-
000, will begin to take shape on University boulevard opposite the War Memorial gymnasium and construction will
also start on a wing to the Buchanan
building. The wing will be L-shaped and
will gobble up the parking lot on the east
side of the building and extend down the
east mall to the women's gym.
How many students will be around to
use the new facilities? Estimates vary but
the best guesses put U.B.C.'s enrolment
for the 1959-60 session at 10,800 or
more. University officials doubt if the
$100 fee increase will keep many students
away and opinions vary as to whether or
not   students  will  have   earned   enough
UBC's board of governors have
established a Thea Koerner Memorial Fund, President N. A. M.
MacKenzie has announced. (See
Page 11).
The president said that many
friends had expressed a desire for
a memorial fund at the University
in view of Mrs. Koerner's interest
in helping young people. Certain
contributions have already been
received, the president added.
The board of governors will, in
due course, decide on the most
appropriate form of memorial, the
president said.
money during the summer to pay for
everything. Strikes in the lumber and
fishing industries may mean the difference between returning to University or
taking a year out to accumulate a
Some old faces will be gone from the
campus too. Dean Dorothy Mawdsley
has been replaced by Mrs. Helen McCrae
of the school of social work, and one of
the world's leading electrical engineers,
Professor David Myers, will arrive from
Australia in December to replace Dean
Henry Gunning, now a consulting engineer in Africa. Professor John Deutsch,
head of the department of economics and
political science, will be gone too. He has
accepted the post of vice-principal at his
old alma mater, Queen's University, and
his successor has yet to be named. In
medicine Dean John F. McCreary has
succeeded Dr. John Patterson and Dr.
A. D. McKenzie has been named head
of the department of surgery to replace
Dr. Rocke Robertson, who was acting as
dean of the medical school.
Undergraduates will also be able to
enrol for the degree of bachelor of music.
The new music school, headed by Professor G. Welton Marquis, will not only
offer the new degree but provide courses
leading to an honours degree for the
bachelor of arts and a major for the
bachelor of education.
More than 50 new courses will be
added to the music curriculum in the
next four years and four full-time and
one part-time teacher will join the staff
of the school this year.
The music department will eventually
be housed in the new fine arts centre, to
cost $1,500,000. To be constructed opposite the faculty club, the centre will
incorporate a large rehearsal hall,
numerous practice rooms and teaching
The only other major change in the
program of a department is in the school
of architecture. In future fledgling architects will study for a minimum of three
years in arts and science followed by
three years in the architecture school. In
the past students have taken one year in
arts and science followed by five years
in architecture.
Other new facets of campus life will
be the appearance of two magazines devoted to furthering Canadian and B.C.
writing. The University's first official
publication, entitled Canadian Literature:
A Quarterly of Criticism and Review has
already made its appearance. Edited by
George Woodcock, an assistant professor
in the U.B.C. English department, the
journal is to keep readers informed of
developments in Canadian literature, review all new books by Canadians and
about Canada and discuss Canadian
writers and writing.
The second journal, entitled Prism,
has also made its appearance. Edited by
Jan de Bruyn, also an assistant professor
in the English department, it will publish
fiction, drama, poetry and essays. Emphasizing B.C. writing Prism will be the
25        U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE only Canadian magazine to publish
plays. Both quarterlies will sell for $3
a year.
Another exciting project centered at
U.B.C. is the regional training centre for
United Nations Fellows, which supervises fellows and scholars assigned to it
under the U.N.'s technical assistance program. Headed by a dynamic political
scientist from the University of California, Dr. Albert Lepawsky, the centre
organizes training programs for officials
from developing countries who will benefit from advanced training in business
and industry in the western half of North
America. B.C. was chosen as the site of
the centre because of the population and
economic expansion in the west during
the past 50 years.
In the world of sports U.B.C. has now
officially withdrawn from the Evergreen
Conference and enters into full scale
competition with Western Canadian Universities. The football season opens on
September 26 when the Thunderbirds
meet Saskatchewan on the prairies.
An extensive review of the history of
U.B.C. is contained in the annual report
of President N. A. M. MacKenzie for
1958. the year in which U.B.C. marked
its golden jubilee.
The president's report, issued in August, contains numerous tables showing
the country of citizenship, religious affiliations, and geographical distribution of
students who attended U.B.C. during the
1957-58 session. There is also a large
section of photographs, many never before published, showing early views of
the campus.
U.B.C.'s history is in some ways a record of perpetual frustration and we have
never had enough staff, buildings, money
and facilities of any kind, the president
"But there is another way of looking
at our history," President MacKenzie
continues. "The public has always responded. We have always needed more
staff and more buildings because we
have always had the one surplus that is
desirable—a greater demand for education than our facilities could cope with.
"Since we are proud of what we offer
and since we think it good for the community to have as many of our graduates
as possible, we must sometimes rejoice
that we have had almost an embarrassment of students."
The president continues: "The history
of the University runs parallel, in many
respects, to that of the province. As a
state institution it depends mainly upon
the public treasury for financial support.
"It has prospered with the prosperity
of the province. It has also felt the pinch
of hard times; even to the point of threatened extinction. But throughout its half
century of life, whether in adversity or
prosperity, it has always had the devoted support of leading citizens, many
of whom have served on its governing
U.B.C. opened in 1915, the president
points out, with a registration of 435
and offered courses leading to a bachelor
of arts degree and the first three years of
the bachelor of applied science degree.
In 1958, with just under 10,000 students full undergraduate work is offered
for 15 degrees in nine faculties. In addition seven degrees are offered in the
faculty of graduate studies and Ph.D.
work in 24 separate fields of study.
"My very brief history can have no
tidy conclusion," the president says.
"Neat summaries of the history of an institution can be made only when it is
static—or dead. The University of British
Columbia is very much alive and I hope
it will continue to develop as it has done
in the past."
A University of British Columbia
scientist led an international team of
geophysicists on a study of the Atha-
baska glacier on the B.C.-Alberta border
from June 15 to September 5.
The National Research Council contributed a total of $16,500 toward the
cost of the expedition. The team used
equipment purchased with previous
N.R.C. grants.
Leading the expedition was J. S.
Stacey, a graduate student in geophysics
and a former member of the U.B.C.
faculty. Other U.B.C. faculty members
on the expedition were J. A. Savage of
the department of physics and Prof. W.
H. Mathews, of the department of
Other members of the expedition were
G. D. Garland, professor of geophysics
at the University of Alberta and J. R.
Wait, of the National Bureau of Standards, Boulder, Colorado. Balance of
the expedition was made up of Canadian
and American students.
The scientists studied the movement
of the glacier, the rate at which it is receding and its effect on the weather.
They also undertook deep drilling,
gravity and magnetic studies as well as
depth determination by electromagnetic
A total of 524 papers were published
by 337 faculty members at the University of B.C. during the year ending
August 31.
A fifty-page bibliography of faculty
publications has been published by the
University's editorial committee. Basic
work of preparation was done by the
staff of the library's reference division
and assistant librarian Anne Smith.
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Vancouver radio station CKWX has
made a grant of $6000 to U.B.C. to
develop and broadcast a series of experimental radio programs.
The communications division of the
U.B.C. extension department, headed by
Alan Thomas, will produce the series
over a period of eight months beginning
in September in cooperation with
Arrangements for the grant to U.B.C.
were made by the late F. H. Elphicke,
former manager of CKWX. The Leon
and Thea Koerner Foundation has also
made a grant to the extension department
to support the series.
Active planning of the programs, which
will explore the character of modern
city life, has begun under the direction
of Bill Ballentine, a U.B.C. graduate
and former president of the U.B.C.
radio society.
The series will include documentaries,
music programs, round table discussions
and reports of current and civic affairs.
News and reviews of Vancouver theatre,
radio and television productions will be
included as well as book reviews.
Original creative material by Vancouver authors, composers and artists
will also be broadcast. New techniques
for reporting civic affairs and presenting
cultural activities will be explored, Mr.
Thomas said.
A number of correspondents, many
of them U.B.C. graduates, currently living
in overseas centres, have agreed to act
as correspondents for the series and to
send taped documentary reports for
Mr. Thomas said program directors
would attempt to build a continuous
relationship with the audience by encouraging suggestions for programs. "We
also hope to set up a board of advisers
representing political, religious, business
and professional organizations," he
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE        26 Heads of the 1959 graduating classes. From left, TOP: Marlene Rae Hunt,
Governor General's Gold Medal in Arts and Science; Ralph Howard Phelps,
Wilfrid Sadler Memorial Gold Medal in Agriculture; Kenneth Charles Wilson,
Professional Engineers Gold Medal in Applied Science, with honourable mention for Thomas Ray Meadowcroft; Arthur John Stewart Smith, University
Medal for science groups in Arts and Science. MIDDLE ROW: Lawrence
Colbourne Brahan, Law Society Gold Medal and Prize in Law; John Robert
Birch, Hamber Gold Medal and Prize in Medicine; Harvey David Sanders,
Horner Gold Medal in Pharmacy; Carol June Elizabeth Brett, Prize in Home
Economics; John David Dennison, Canadian Association for Health, Physical
Education, and Recreation Prize in Physical Education. BOTTOM ROW: John
Walter Edwin Harris, Canadian Institute of Forestry Medal in Forestry; Albert
James Kayll, H. R. MacMillan Prize in Forestry; Donald Matsuba, Royal
Architectural Institute of Canada Medal in Architecture; Mrs. Helga Maria
Gertrud Hicks, Laura Holland Scholarship in Social Work; Mrs. Judith
Balintfy, Special Prize, Sopron Division, Faculty of Forestry. NOT SHOWN:
John Forbes Helliwell, Rhodes Scholar, and Kiwanis Club Gold Medal and
Prize in Commerce; Joyce Fairchild Rolston, Moe and Leah Chetkow Memorial
Prize for the Master's Degree in Social Work.
The University conferred honorary
degrees on five international figures of
the bench and bar at a special congregation in the armoury on September 3.
The congregation was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the
Canadian Bar Association in Vancouver
from August 31 to September 5. Those
who received honorary doctor of laws
(LL.D.'s) were: The Right Honourable
Lord Parker of Waddington, lord chief
justice of England; Maitre Albert
Brunois, advocate of the Paris court of
appeal, and one of the leading lawyers
of France; Chief Justice A. C. Desbrisay,
chief justice of B.C. and head of the
court of appeal; Mr. Ross L. Malone,
president of the American Bar Association, and Mr. Walter Owen, Q.C., presi
dent of the Canadian Bar Association.
This was the second occasion on which
the University has honoured distinguished barristers and occupants of the
bench. In 1952, in conjunction with
meetings of the Canadian Bar Association, the University conferred degrees
on eight persons including the then
prime minister of Canada, The Hon.
Louis St. Laurent. Mr. St. Laurent officially opened the present law building
on that occasion.
The September 3 congregation was
preceeded by a buffet supper for 1500
persons, given by the Canadian Bar
Association, on the lawn in front of the
U.B.C. library. Lord Parker delivered
the congregation address at the gathering which followed.
"We can only pay our debt
to the past by putting the
future in debt to ourselves."
—Lord Tweedsmuir
There are several ways in
which a person may perpetuate
his interest in education by bequest or trust to the University
of British Columbia. Such gifts
may be unrestricted or may be
directed to specific purposes.
Bequests need not be in large
amounts to be effective is assisting the University. For example:
$1000—added to the Student
Loan Fund would be used
over and over as students repay amounts borrowed.
$2000—would provide four
years of scholarships or bursaries—or subsidize the publication of a scholarly work—
or purchase special books,
paintings, musical instruments
or other equipment.
$5000—this capital sum would
endow an annual bursary or
scholarship, furnish several
rooms in the students residences, or provide special
equipment for teaching or
$10,000—would endow a research program, establish a
teaching laboratory or help
the library acquire historical
and literary manuscripts or
and so on.
Enquiries regarding wills,
bequests, or life income trusts
will be welcomed.
Please address
Aubrey F. Roberts
UBC Development Fund
University of B.C.
Vancouver 8, B.C.
It is understood (and by some very
understanding types) that next Homecoming will see a most welcome and
logical innovation. Although the University has by now graduated whole
squadrons of top-flight executives,
few of us have had the pleasure of
seing them actually fly. An air show
has therefore been arranged, during
which seven top-flight executives will
be launched into the air from a special
pad. Their graceful and often intrepid
swoops will delight and terrify the
more bottom-flight members of the
Should anything go wrong (a hope
not entirely absent from the mass
bosom of any group of spectators)
and one of the Top-flight Executives'
Aerobatic Drill Team finds himself
permanently in orbit around the
planet, he may rest assured that
although he can ill be spared, he will
be marking up yet another First for
his Alma Mater and he will shed
lustre on us all. Twinkle, twinkle,
Miss Dorothy Fieldmouse, noted
graduate now a member of the staff
of Mount Erebus College, has brought
fresh honours to herself and us in her
own chosen speciality of Textual Conjecture. Long and favourably known
for her brilliant book, "What Shakespeare Really Meant to Say," Miss
Fieldmouse has now printed her third
article in the Mount Erebus Quarterly (thus winning a bronze pin).
Perhaps the most brilliant conjecture
in the whole brilliant essay concerns
the song 'When daisies pied . . ." from
"Love's Labour Lost." You will recall that Shakespeare is alleged to
have written in Stanza 3:
"When blood is nipt, and waies be
Then nightly sings the staring Owle
Tu-whit to-who.
A merrie note,
While greasie lone doth keele the
Miss Fieldmouse demonstrates that
the last line of this stanza (repeated in
the fourth and final stanza) is entirely
too feeble, both in meaning and in
rhyme, to round out even so trivial a
ditty when composed by a master. She
therefore concludes that the true version was probably "While greasy Joan
doth kill the pote", "pote" being undoubtedly a Warwickshire corruption
of "poet." Whether greasy Joan killed
her poet by means of cookery, disgust, lack of sympathy, or "bold
bawdry and open manslaughter" is a
problem which Shakespeare and Miss
Fieldmouse leave us to determine for
But as anyone can tell, a poet is
much more at the mercy of such a
companion in winter time than when
he can escape into the fields with
"Dasies pied and Violets blew," and
such a fact could hardly escape
Shakespeare's keen eye for the effects
of climate upon human geography.
Also, as Miss Fieldmouse does well
to remind us, he was a poet himself
and must have known a good deal
about the occupational hazards involved. Lots of luck, Dorothy.
Authorities as far apart as Walter
Reuther of Detroit and Professor
Norbert Wiener of M.I.T. are agreed
that automation (or, more correctly,
automatisation) causes an atrophy in
the creative desires of man. Dr.
Wiener goes so far as to say that
"when you degrade the skilled worker
to a machine hand, not only are you
making a change in efficiency for the
particular job, but you can to a considerable extent destroy him as a
human being."
With this danger in mind, the University of Central Carolina has established a School of Automation Atrophy Therapy. Because of their newfound leisure, the workers will be able
to spend several days a week at the
School of A.A.T., gratifying their
creative urges by means of leather
work, bead work, shell work, sheet-
copper work, and coffee-table kits.
Fretwork has been banned from the
curriculum because of the unpleasant
connotations of the word "fret." This
precaution was taken on the advice of
the Verbal Menace Joint Board of the
departments of English and Psychology.
According to Dr. Tuxford Mayhap,
Professor of Erotic Equilibrium at the
University of the Deep South, the boy
and girl who "go steady from the ages
of (say) 11 to (say) 19 are apt to feel
fickle, lazy, and a failure if they do
not crown their eight years of social
renunciation a deux with at least a
year or two of legal matrimony. On
the other hand, though they are less
aware of this, the success of such a
marriage is a remote chance indeed.
Dr. Mayhap feels the way out of
this dilemma is to establish a fashion
of going steady in triangles, or even in
quadrangles and pentagons, rather
than in straight pairs. "I see great
things for poly-steadies," he declared
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President  N.  A.  M.  MacKenzie  has
been appointed a trustee on the board
of the World Foundation against Hunger
and Misery. This non-governmental organization is directed by some 20 individuals of different nationalities, with
offices in Montreal, Paris, Rio de
Janeiro, Geneva, New York, and Rabat,
Morocco. The foundation has recently
moved its head office from Geneva to
Montreal. The foundation has been active
in Africa and South  America.
President MacKenzie attended meetings of the Canada Council in Halifax,
August  17-19.
Geoffrey C. Andrew, B.A.(Dalhousie),
M.A.(Oxon.), dean and deputy to the
President, has been asked by the New
Zealand government to act on a committee of enquiry into university affairs
in New Zealand. The other members
of the committee are Sir David Hughes
Perry, director of the institute of advanced legal studies, University of
London, and Dr. R. Harman, director
of the New Zealand atomic energy committee. Dean Andrew left for New Zealand August 15 and will be there until
George F. Curtis, Q.C., LL.B.(Sask.),
B.A., B.C.L.(Oxon.), LL.D.(Dalhousie,
Saskatchewan), D.C.L.(New Brunswick),
professor and dean of the Faculty of
Law, headed the conciliation board in
June which held hearings on the forest
industry wage dispute.
In the last two weeks of July, Dean
Curtis attended the Commonwealth
Education Conference at Oxford University. The conference was the largest
of its kind the Commonwealth has held,
with 150 delegates from Commonwealth
countries and 15 United Kingdom dependencies. First priority was given by
the Canadian delegation to a cherished
Canadian project — the plan for 1,000
scholarships and fellowships on an exchange basis. The "University of the
Commonwealth" idea aims at scattering
the Commonwealth's best brains among
all parts of the Commonwealth.
W. A. Clemens, professor emeritus of
zoology has been named president elect
of the Pacific division of the American
Association for the Advancement of
Science. Prof. Clemens will assume the
presidency at the Association's annual
meeting next year.
Roy Daniells, B.A.(Brit.CoL), Ph.D.
(Tor.), F.R.S.C, head of the English
department on leave of absence for a
year, has been appointed a member of
the six-man editorial board of the Literary History of Canada to be published
within the next two years.
Neal Harlow, Ed.B.(U.C.L.A.), M.A.
(Calif.), the University librarian, was
elected a vice-president of the Canadian
Library Association this year.
Max Howell, Dip.P.E.(Australia), B.A.,
M.A., Ed.D.(Calif.), was recently elected
a  Fellow  of  the  American  College  of
Appointments to two major U.B.C.
posts have been announced by President N. A.  M.  MacKenzie.
On January 1, I960, Professor
David M. Myers, head of the department of electrical engineering at the
University of Sydney, in Sydney, Australia, will become head of the faculty of applied science. He succeeds
Dean Henry C. Gunning, who
resigned last year to become a consulting engineer for the Anglo-American Corporation in Africa.
In mid-July President MacKenzie
announced the appointment of Mrs.
Helen McCrae, associate professor in
the school of social work, as dean of
women to succeed Miss Dorothy
Mawdsley who retired this year.
Dr. Myers, whose research interest
is in the field of electrical computing,
has been P. N. Russell professor of
electrical engineering at Sydney since
1949. He has been responsible for the
development of several computers of
an advanced type.
Professor Myers was educated in
Australia and England and in 1939,
at the age of 28, undertook the establishment of the electrotechnology
division of the Council for Scientific
and Industrial  Research, one of the
three components of the Australian
National Standards Laboratory.
He headed this division until 1949
when he joined the University of
Sydney. He has travelled extensively
in Canada and the U.S. on behalf of
the government of Australia and the
University of Sydney.
Mrs. McCrae is no stranger to the
University. She joined the school of
social work in 1950 as director of
field work and lecturer in case work.
She is also a graduate of the University, having obtained her master of
social work degree here in 1949.
Mrs. McCrae is also a graduate of
the University of Toronto and the
Ontario College of Education. She began her teaching career in Lindsay,
Ontario where, in 1937, she married
Charles H. McCrae. After his death
in 1942, she came to B.C. and enrolled in the school of social work.
After receiving her master's degree
at U.B.C. Mrs. McCrae did further
graduate work in New York and at
Smith College. Six years ago, at the
request of the United Nations, she
went to Sweden where she served as
a consultant on child welfare and
case work.
Sports Medicine. He was elected vice-
president of the Canadian Association
for Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the annual convention in
Edmonton in June.
Dr. Har Gobind Khorana has been
appointed a professor in the Faculty of
Graduate Studies.
F. Malcolm Knapp, B.S.F.(Syracuse),
M.S.F.(Wash.), professor in the Faculty
of Forestry and director of University
forests, has been re-appointed registrar
of the Association of British Columbia
Allan D. McKenzie, M.D.(Alta.),
F.R.C.S.(C), F.A.C.S., has been appointed head of the department of surgery
in the Faculty of Medicine. At Alberta
he was Moshier gold medallist of the
1942 graduating class. He served overseas in the last war as a regimental
medical officer, and in 1945 was attached
to a mobile neurosurgical unit. He won
the Military Cross for his war service.
Dr. McKenzie received his diploma in
surgery from McGill, and was resident
surgeon at Royal Victoria Hospital until
he joined the U.B.C. faculty in 1951.
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Ian McNairn, B.A.(McMaster), was
this year elected president of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver.
John W. Neill, M.C, B.S.A.(O.A.C),
Ph.D.(Oregon State Coll.), associate professor of horticulture and supervisor of
landscaping for the University, has been
elected vice-president of the western
chapter of the National Shade Tree
Conference, an international organization
of commercial, municipal and university
tree specialists and tree  surgeons.
H. Peter Oherlander, B.Arch.(McGill),
M.C.P.(Harvard), Ph.D.(Harvard), associate professor of planning and design
in the school of architecture, has been
appointed by the Bureau of Technical
Assistance Operations of the United
Nations to advise on the possibilities and
problems of establishing a regional training centre in community planning and
development in Ghana. Dr. Oberlander
left for Ghana in August by way of New
York and London on a six weeks' reconnaissance  trip.
Geoffrey B. Riddehough, M.A.(Brit.
Col.), A.M.(Calif.), Ph.D.(Harvard), associate professor of classics, gave a paper
on "Man-into-Beast Changes in Ovid"
at the annual meeting of the Classical
Association this spring.
Samuel Rothstein, M.A.(Brit.CoL),
B.L.S.(Calif.), Ph.D.(Illinois), assistant
University librarian, has been elected
president of the B.C. Library Association.
Michael M. Dane, B.A.(Wash.), M.A.
(Harvard), instructor in the department
of Slavonic studies, has been elected
secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Association of Slavists.
Lionel Thomas, assistant professor in
the school of architecture, has been
commissioned to execute a sculpture for
the Great West Life building in Winnipeg. It will be the largest bronze bas-
relief in the country.
Leslie J. G. Wong, B.Com.(Brit.Col.),
M.B.A.(Calif.), professor and chairman
of the division of finance in the Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration, has been appointed a member of a
five-man board, by Attorney-General
Bonner, to administer a reserve fund to
insure credit union savings.
Athletic   Director
The University of B.C. was again
represented in international competition
when the Pan American Games were held
in Chicago August 27-September 7 this
year. Professor R. F. (Bob) Osborne,
popular director of the school of physical
education, who has long been an outstanding leader in the Canadian amateur
sports picture, was selected as the
general manager of the Canadian team
to Chicago, and Dr. H. D. (Doug)
Whittle, U.B.C.'s gymnastic coach, was
chosen as the gymnastic team manager.
Miss Pat Power, 1959 physical education graduate, qualified for the Canadian
track squad by winning the 80 metre
hurdle event at the Pan Am trials in Winnipeg.
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31 U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Dieter Weichert, U.B.C.'s outstanding
gymnast last year, was selected for the
Canadian gymnastic team after a good
showing in the trials at Windsor.
Keith Maltman, 1950 physical education graduate, now living in Kelowna,
will represent Canada in the heavyweight
wrestling event at Chicago.
U.B.C.'s rowing crews—the eight and
the cox four—scored convincing victories
in the trials at Port Dalhousie, Ontario,
and won the right to represent Canada
in those events in Chicago. The oarsmen
are coached this year by Dave Helliwell
and Don Arnold, two veteran members
of past   U.B.C.  crews.
Crew members selected for the Pan
American games are: Eight—John Cart-
mel,  Ian  Beardmore.  Dave  Park,  Dave
Anderson, Bud Stapleton, Glen Mervyn,
John Madden, Peter Robbins (stroke) and
Tom Biln (cox). Cox Four — Marc
Lemieux, Vic Gorcak, Malcolm Turnbull.
Paul Bernard (stroke) and Al Fraser
By the time this issue of the Chronicle
is off the press, the story of the 1959
Pan American Games will have been
written. Regardless of the results we are
confident that our University of B.C.
athletes will perform, as always, with the
highest degree of sportsmanship, and to
their fullest physical ability.
An All-Canadian intercollegiate championship football game will be staged in
Toronto on Saturday afternoon, Novem-
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the Ontario-Quebec Athletic Association
and the Western Canadian Intercollegiate
Athletic Union. The proceeds of the
game will be directed to the National
Conference of Canadian Universities and
Colleges to supplement their scholarship
funds. The Toronto Star Weekly has
agreed to support and publicize this game
in its first year in order that another
Canadian spectacle may be developed.
Frank Gnup's "Thunderbirds" will be
going all out to win the right to represent
the West, but will have to turn back the
Universities of Saskatchewan and Alberta. The prairie universities have returned to football competition with enthusiasm and are determined to beat out
the more experienced U.B.C. squad in
their scheduled league games. Alberta
will play one game at U.B.C. stadium
on October 3, while Saskatchewan will
be here for Homecoming on November
7. The 'Birds will play each of the other
universities once on their home grounds.
Fall training opens on September 5 at
U.B.C. and coach Gnup expects to welcome the largest football turnout in
U.B.C.'s history.
This season we will be playing an exhibition schedule of four American football games against the Evergreen Conference schools—Pacific Lutheran, Whitworth, Western and Eastern. Gnup has
to prepare his players to switch from the
Canadian to the American code on alternate week-ends, which will not be an
easy task. However, Western Conference
rules now include unlimited blocking on
all plays except pass interceptions and
punt returns, similar to the rules under
which the Churchill Cup Games have
been played.
U.B.C.'s home football schedule is:
October 3, U. of Alberta; October 17,
Pacific Lutheran College; October 31,
Western Washington College; November 7. U. of Saskatchewan.
Jack Pomfret's basketball "Thunderbirds" will return to the maple courts in
full strength this fall, ready to enter as
tough a schedule as any encountered by
a U.B.C. basketball team.
In the fall term the team will compete
in a B.C. Senior Men's League composed
of Alberni Athletics, Dietrich-Collins,
Eilers and U.B.C. This will be a triple
round robin schedule, followed by playoffs, for the right to represent British
Columbia in the Canadian Olympic basketball tournament which will be held in
Edmonton  in  the  spring  of   1960.  The
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Home at last, after a day of work, a day of shopping.
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE new league is expected to re-vitalize local
basketball, and revive the old rivalries
which existed in the 40s.
After Christmas the Thunderbirds will
play a 12-game inter-collegiate schedule
against the Universities of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, for the Western Intercollegiate Championship.
The home schedule of U.B.C. games
November 6—U.B.C. Grads; November 7—N.W. Eilers; November 13—Dietrich-Collins; November 21—Cloverleafs;
December 4-5—Totem Tournament;
January 9—Alberni Athletics; January
22-23—U. of Manitoba; February 5-6—
U. of Alberta; February 9—Dietrich-
Collins; February 20—Seattle Pacific
College; February 26-27—U. of Saskatchewan.
This year the Men's Athletic Committee is offering a new type of athletic
card to alumni which we feel is exceptionally good value, and which we hope
our athletically-minded alumni will be interested in. U.B.C. athletic teams will be
competing against the prairie universities, and we are looking forward to
some excellent games. Naturally the
players perform better when there is a
good crowd, and the revenue from athletic cards and gate receipts helps us
provide a better athletic program.
There are two types of athletic cards:
1—Athletic Card for Purchaser and
Guest—$12.00. May be used for all
U.B.C. sponsored athletic events. It will
admit the holder and guest to the reserved section in the covered stands for
all home football games. There are
many attractive basketball and rugby
games, gymnastic and swimming meets
as well. The California rugby games and
the Hamber Cup ice hockey series are
2—Athletic Card for purchaser only—
$7.50. Admits one person, with all the
privileges as outlined above.
If you wish to purchase a 1959-60
athletic card, fill in the coupon at bottom right and send it to the Athletic
Office in the Memorial Gym, U.B.C,
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The Men's Athletic Committee is this year offering a new type
of athletic card to alumni. A description of this card can be
found in the column entitled 'Sports' on this page. Clip this ad
and send it to the Athletic Office, Memorial Gymnasium, at
U.B.C. if you wish to purchase an athletic card.
Please send me General Athletic Cards, as outlined below, for
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THE OLDEST SETTLER can't remember a time
when there was so much news, of the greatest importance to all British Columbians, as now. To be
up on things and to be able to hold your own in
the discussions that hinge on today's news you really
have to do your homework. The best way, of course,
to keep track of what's going on is to be a regular
reader of The Vancouver Sun.
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LBE stands for "Live Better . .. Electrically",
and these words have a very real meaning
behind them.
In the home, for example, planned lighting
brings new charm and cheerfulness to every
room. Modern appliances in the kitchen and
laundry save time and toil. Other appliances
contribute to our leisure and entertainment.
Automatic heating and air conditioning add
to our comfort. There probably isn't an area
in your home that cannot be equipped electrically to give more convenience, more comfort, and more service.
In home, office or factory the first essential
is an up-to-date wiring system — to get the
best results from the electrical products now
in use, and provide for those you expect to
acquire. Your local power company, your
provincial Electric Service League, or any
qualified electrical contractor will be glad to
provide expert advice and help you to plan
to "Live Better . . . Electrically".
Manufacturers of equipment that generates, transmits and distributes electricity
... and the wide variety of products that put it to work in home and industry.
British Columbia
-G. E. W. Clarke,*  B.S.A.72, Box
N.     Burgess,*     B.A.'40,
B.A.Sc/47,   Alice
Alberni     (Port)—W.
B.Ed.'48, Box 856.
Alice    Arm—Harry   Babty,*
Armstrong—Mrs.  C.  C.  Wright,*   B.A.'44,  Box
BeUa    Coola—Milton   C.    Sheppard,*    B.A.'53,
B.Ed.'54,   Box  7.
Campbell  River—Raymond  Chalk,*   B.A.Sc.'54,
R.R. No.  2.
Chemainus—A.    Gordon    Brand,*     B.Com.'34,
MacMillan & Bloedel Co. Ltd.
Chilliwack—Mrs. Leslie E. Barber, B.A.'37, 525
Williams Road N.
Cloverdale—Rees  L.  Hugh,*   B.A/53,   Box  730.
Courtenay—Harold    S.    S.    Maclvor*,    B.A.'48,
LL.B.'49,   Box   160.
Cranbrook—[iric C. MacKinnon,  233-14th Ave.
Creston—R. McLeod Cooper, B.A.'49, LL.B.'50,
Box 28.
Duncan—David R. Williams, B.A.'48, LL.B.'49,
257 Station Street.
Fernie—Kenny  N.   Stewart,   B.A.'32,  The  Park.
Fort   St.   John—Percy   B.   Puilinger,*   B.A.'40,
B.Ed.'56,   Jr.-Sr.   High   School.
Grand Forks—Alexander J. Longmore,* B.A.'54,
B.Ed.'56, Box 671.
Haney—G.  Mussallem,*  c/o Haney Motors.
Kamloops—Roland    G.    Aubrey,*    B.Arch.'51,
252 Victoria Street.
Kelowna—Arthur   P.   Dawe,   B.A.'38,   Box
Okanagan Mission.
Kimberley—Wm.   H.    R.    Gibney,    B.A.Sc'
26-lst Avenue, Chapman Camp.
Kitimat—John   H.   Calam,*    B.A/48,   Box   462,
Nechako   Centre   Postal   Stn.
Ladner—Lawrence   L.   Goodwin,*   B.A/51,   Box
100.   Ladner   Elementary   School.
Langley—Dave J.  King,  B.A/49,  M.A/52,  Box
306;    Norman    Severide,    B.A/49,    LL.B/50,
Severide   &   Mulligan,   Wright   Bldg.,   Drawer
I.illooel—Thomas F. Hadwin,*  B.A.Sc/30, District Manager, Bridge River Area, B.C. Electric Co.  Ltd., Shalalth,  B.C.
Merritt—Richard M. Brown,* B.A/48, LL.B/52,
Box  1710.
Mission    City — Fred     A.     Boyle,*     B.A/47,
LL.B/50, P.O.  Box 628, Arcade Bldg.
Nanaimo—Hugh   B.   Heath,   B.A/49,   LL.B/50,
Box  121.
Nelson—Leo S. Gansner. B.A/35, c/o Garland,
Gansner  &  Arlidge,   Box  490.
Ocean   Falls—John   Graham,*   B.A.Sc/50,   Box
Oliver—Rudolph   P.   Guidi,   B.A/53,   B.Ed.'55,
Principal, Senior High School.
Osoyoos—Wm.  D.  MacLeod,*   B.A/51,   Principal, Osoyoos Elementary Junior High School.
Penticton—Dr. Hugh Barr, 383  Ellis Street.
Port Mellon—L. C. Hempsall,* B.A.Sc/50,  Box
Powell   River—Dr.   and   Mrs.   John   L.   Keays,
B.A/41,  B.A.Sc/41,  B.A/39,  Box 433.
Prince   George—George   W.   Baldwin,   B.A/50,
LL.B/51,   2095   McBride   Crescent.
Prince Rupert—James T. Harvey.* B.A. 28, P.O.
Box  188.
Qualicum—J.   L.   Nicholls,*   B.A/36,   B.Ed/53,
Principal, Qualicum Beach Junior-Senior High
School,   Qualicum   Beach.
Quesnel—-Charles G. Greenwood, B.Ed.'44, Box
Revelstoke—Mrs.  H.  J.  MacKay,  B.A/38,  202-
6th Street E.
Salmon Arm—C. H. Millar,* B.S.P/49, Salmon
Arm Jr.-Sr. High School, Box 140.
Smithers—Laurence   W.   Perry,   LL.B/50,   P.O.
Box 790.
Squamish—J.   Smith,*   Principal,   Squamish   Jr.-
Sr.  High School,  Box 99.
Summerland—Mrs.   A.   K.   MacLeod,   B.A/34.
Box   467,   West   Summerland.
Trail—R.  Deane,   B.A.Sc/43,   1832 Butte Street.
Vernon—Patrick     F.    Mackie,     B.A/51,     Lake
House, R.R. 2.
Victoria—Reginald   H.   Roy,   B.A.'SO,   M.A/51,
3825   Merriman   Drive.
White   Rock—Mr.   &   Mrs.   Lynn   K.   Sully,*
B.S.A. '44, B.A/40, L. K. Sully & Co., 14933
Washington  Avenue.
Williams   Lake—Mrs.   C.   Douglas   Stevenson,
B.A/27,  Box  303.
Windermere—Mrs.   G.   A.   Duthie,*   Invermere.
Woodfibre—R. H. McBean,* B.A/40, Box  112.
Canada (Except B.C.)
Atlantic   Provinces—Dr.   Parzival  Copes,*   B.A.
'49,   M.A/50,   36   Golf   Avenue,   St.   John's.
Ltd.,   1841
Calgary, Alberta—Richard H. King, B.A.Sc.'36,
Oil & Conservation Board, 603-6th Ave., S.W.
Deep   River,   Ontario—Dr.   Walter   M.   Barss,
B.A/37,   M.A/39,  Ph.D.'42,   60  Laurier  Ave.
Edmonton,   Alberta—C.   A.   Westcott,   B.A/50,
B.S.W/51,   10220-70th   Street.
London, Ontario—Frank L. Fournier,* B.A/29.
c/o  Bluewater   Oil  &   Gas   Ltd.,   Room   312.
Dundas Bldg.,  195 Dundas Street.
Montreal,   P.Q.   —   Douglas   Wright,   B.A/52,
Wood,   Gundy   &   Co.   Ltd.,   360   St.   James
Street West,  Montreal.
Ottawa,     Ontario   —   Victor     W.     Johnston,
B.Com.'44,   1099 Aldea Avenue.
Peterborough, Ont.—F. R. Hinton*. B.A.Sc/49,
682   Victory   Crescent.
Regina,   Saskatchewan   —   Gray   A.
B.Com.'48,   c/o   Gillespie   Floral
Scarth  Street.
Saskatoon,   Saskatchewan   —   Dr.   J.   Pepper,
B.A/39,   M.A/41,   Dept.   of   Chemistry,   University of Saskatchewan.
Toronto, Ontario—Harry C. Campbell, B.A/40,
Chief   Librarian,   Toronto   Public   Library.
Winnipeg, Manitoba—E. W. H. Brown, B.A/34,
Manager,   Hudson's  Bay  Company.
California, Northern — Albert A. Drennan,*
B.A/23, 420 Market Street, San Francisco 11;
Dr. Oscar E. Anderson,* B.A/29, M.A/31,
185 Graystone Terrace, San Francisco. Palo
Alto—Ed. Parker," B.A/54, Bldg. 202, Apt.
5, Stanford Village, Stanford; Mrs. A. M.
Snell,* B.A/32, 750 Northampton Drive.
Santa Clara—Mrs. Fred M. Stephen,* B.A/25,
381   Hayes Avenue.
California, Southern—Dr. Belle K. McGauley,
B.A/30, 1919 North Argyle Street, Hollywood. Berkeley—Robert H. Farquharson,*
B.A/49, M.A/56, 1325 Aibina Avenue, Zone
6; Mrs. Lynne W. Pickler,* B.A/22, 291
Alvarado   Road,   Zone   5.
New York, New York—Miss Rosemary Brough,
B.A/47,  214  East  51st   Street.
Portland, Oregon — Dr. David B. Charlton,
B.A/25, 2340 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1048.
Seattle, Washington — William A. Rosene,
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