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Isobel Harvey
Assistant Editors:
Anne Margaret Angus      Joyce Hallamore
Evelyn Lett       W. H. Harvey DEDICATION
To the memory of
one of the University's most loyal daughters,
in whose mind the idea of the Graduate
Chronicle was first conceived, and by whose
enthusiasm and work what success the
magazine obtained was to a large extent
due, this number is dedicated by her friends,
the   members   of   the   Publications   Board. A MESSAGE TO THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
^-5 zTLLOW me to take this opportunity of calling the attention of
all members of Convocation to the new responsibilities which
the Legislature of the Province has placed on their shoulders. Since
the earliest years of the University it has been their duty to choose the
Chancellor and fifteen members of the University Senate. In the future
they will be given, through the Senate, a substantial representation on
the Board of Governors. In this way the graduates of the University
will be called on to play their part in guiding its policy and will be
encouraged to make their interest in the affairs of the University
something which will last through life; while the institution, in its turn,
will benefit from the vigilant guidance of the men and women who are
the natural guardians of higher education in British Columbia. EDITORIAL
/'VA/f ANY members of the Alumni Association will be surprised,
and, we hope, pleased to receive a Graduate Chronicle after a
two-year silence. Their state of mind, however, is placid compared to
that of the Alumni Executive and the Editorial Board. For the last
eight months the prospects of publication were so uncertain that those
responsible can scarcely believe yet that their objective has been
We are glad to be able to publish as a foreword to this number of
the Graduate Chronicle an extract from the message sent by Dr. Weir,
Minister of Education, to the members of Convocation on the occasion
of the Convocation dinner, May 9, 1935. We feel that Dr. Weir's words
should be read and taken to heart by our readers. We, as members of
the Alumni Association, have been in the habit of saying that we carry
no weight in forming the actual policies of the University. The new
Act is a challenge to the reality of our interest in our Alma Mater.
Members of the Alumni Association will also read with much interest
the contribution from the pen of Dr. Harris, one of our own members
and a member of the legislative body of the province.
We hope that you will be pleased with the Chronicle. We realize its
deficiencies but we trust that these will not spoil for you the real value
of the magazine. We are sure that a great many of the facts set forth
in the last section are misleading, to say the least, but we feel that this
should teach you the value of keeping in touch with your class representative, who is responsible for the information received regarding
each class. The mailing list still leaves a lot to be desired as far as
accuracy is concerned. Please remember to send changes of address
to the Records Secretary.
With these few remarks and the usual apologies we launch into our
customary commentary on the finances of the Alumni Association.
There are now in the neighbourhood of three thousand graduates, but
it has taken the concentrated effort of the Executive and Class Representatives to raise two hundred dollars by means of fees so that the
Chronicle might be published. The Chronicle costs more than two
hundred dollars, but we are trusting that those who receive a copy will
suffer from pangs of conscience until they mail their dollar, or, better,
their ten-dollar life membership fee. If they don't, there will not be a
Chronicle for another few years.
Seriously speaking, we cannot produce a good publication with any
regularity unless we are assured of a certain amount of financial support. At present, we start the year by collecting material; then we realize
there is a deficit, and we hold committee meetings on ways and means.
For two years we were unable to cope with the financial problem, and
could not publish. This year, because of the work of a few people, we
are taking a chance. If those who could afford it would pay their life
memberships, and the others would send on their dollars to the Alumni
Treasurer, care of the Registrar's Office, early in the year, we could
produce a publication worth having. The uncertainty prevents us from
doing good work for you and you from helping us with your
If you think it is worth while for the Alumni to have a magazine:
if you think it is of value to the University that the Alumni should have
one place where the opinions of members from all over the world can
be aired, then back us up so that next year we can bring out a
better magazine.
And that brings us to the reason why we should be thinking already
of next year's Chronicle. In 1936, the University comes of age. Think
of that, those of you who gathered in the classrooms in Fairview in
September, 1915, and congratulated yourselves that at last the University
of British Columbia was an accomplished fact. The University is
twenty-one next year, and we are going to make a special celebration
which the graduates in Vancouver will enjoy. But the graduates in
Vancouver are only a small part of the Association, and we want to
have the best publication we have ever issued to send to every member.
We want suggestions now as to articles; we want news of as many
graduates as possible; we want contributions of all kinds. The Coming-
of-Age Graduate Chronicle—Tuum est.
The Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association will probably be held
about October 4th. Members are asked to watch the press for the
announcement, as funds will not allow of mailed notices. Six The University of British Columbia
TO JUNE 30th, 1935.
Receipts :
Proceeds of Dinner at University, November 9th, 1934 $    2.05
Proceeds from Dance, Commodore, December 27th, 1934 57.90
Profits on Graduation Tea  6.50
Membership Dues received  214.00
Disbursements :
Envelopes  $ 32.40
Receipt Books  .40
Rubber Stamp  1.01
Tommy Berto re Committee on Vocational Talks 3.00
Stamps  1.10
Exchange on Cheques  .30
Clarke & Stuart Co., Stationery  5.25
David Spencer Limited  5.00
Elsie Davies, Stationery  2.00
Balance On Hand  229.99
$280.45   $280.45 Graduate Chronicle—July, 1935
By Sherwood Lett
I 'HE framers of the University Act,
like those who selected the site, were
men of large vision and sound common
sense. Few changes have been required
during the past twenty years to ensure
smoothness and efficiency in the conduct
of University affairs. Under the Act, the
Board of Governors, with the exception
of the Chancellor and the President, consisted of appointees of the Government
of the day. The policy of the Government has been to appoint men and women
of distinction in the community, and with
few exceptions regardless of political
affiliations. To these distinguished members of the Board, the University owes a
debt of gratitude. They have served
faithfully and diligently and given un-
stintingly of their time and ability to the
business affairs of the institution. They
have piloted the ship skillfully through
the menacing shoals which so frequently
threatened shipwreck after the launching
in the troublous waters of 1915.
The Board administers finances, the
Senate, an elective body for the most
part, is responsible for academic policy.
One weakness in the Act has in the
course of twenty years become apparent.
There has been a lack of co-ordination
between the functions of the Board in its
administrative capacity, and those of the
Senate as the body responsible for the
formulation of academic policy.
The amendment of this year endeavors
to eliminate this weakness. It provides
for a Board of Governors, equal in number to the former Board. The Chancellor
and President remain members ex-officio.
But instead of requiring the Government
of the day to appoint nine Governors, the
Government will now appoint six. The
remaining three will be elected by the
Senate from among its members. The
three so elected will hold office only so
long as they remain members of Senate,
and in any event for not more than six
consecutive years. During their tenure
of office they, like the Chancellor and the
President,    will    be   members    of   both
governing bodies.
A further amendment provides that
no one is eligible for appointment or
election to the Board of Governors if he
is on the payroll of the University in any
capacity. This interdicts Faculty Members of Senate from election to the
The result should be a closer co-ordination of the policies of the Board and
Senate than heretofore, and a more
intimate knowledge of the activities of
the University's left-hand with those of
its right.
As the University Alumni are responsible for the selection of 15 Convocation
representatives to the Senate, this amendment in effect places a much greater
re ponsibility upon the graduates. In
selecting their Senate representation they
must bear in mind that they will also be
selecting potential Governors. The increased privilege is, as usual, accompanied by an enlarged responsibility. It
is to be hoped that the graduates will
exercise their powers wisely and with
No change has yet (mid-July) been
made, but it is expected that Senate's
election to the Board will be made
shortly, and the Government's appointments will be announced at an early date.
Two other amendments are of interest:
(1) Chancellors, after the present beloved incumbent, Dr. R. E. McKechnie,
may not hold office for more than six
consecutive years; (2) The British Columbia Teachers' Federation is to have
the right to elect one Senator. The beneficial effect of these amendments is apparent and requires no comment.
The Faculty Council is increased by
the addition of four members from each
Faculty, and certain new disciplinary and
other powers are vested in it. The Minister of Education and the Superintendent Eight
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cease to be ex-officio members of Senate
according to another section of the
Amending Act.
With the increase of graduates in numbers and discretion bred of experience, it
is to be hoped that the responsibilities
imposed upon them by the amendments
will be thoroughly carried out, and that
Alumni will in future be stimulated to
take a deeper interest in the maintenance
and welfare of the University and its
governing bodies.
By J. Allen Harris, M.A., Ph.D., M.L.A.
|N Science of November, 1934, there
-*- appears an article, part of which will
serve admirably as an introduction to the
few ideas which I would like to present
regarding the development of the natural
resources of British Columbia.   I quote:
"As gunpowder disrupted the seemingly impregnable alliance of kings,
barons, and bishops which sustained the
feudal system; just as the machine
inaugurated the industrial revolution
which opened up such vast resources for
production, so chemistry is moving the
foundation of our present system. This
chemical revolution will bring lower
costs, a growing multitude of new products, and the increasing replacement of
familiar wares by superior synthetic
articles. The Chemical Revolution will
make possible greater and broader consumption which will enable us to transcend splendidly the progress of the past
In other words, the present time marks
the beginning of a transition from the
use of materials extracted out of nature,
to materials constructed by men, since
man has not obtained full control over
nature until he can produce materials
with the properties he desires, instead of
doing the best he can with the materials
that are already here. For many years
this control has been gradually extended,
but the advances made during the last
twenty years have been so rapid and far
reaching in their effect that it is not
surprising that an economic disaster has
overtaken the world.
In European countries, and particularly   in    Germany,    since   these   were
domains of limited natural resources,
emphasis for many years has been placed
on Science, and particularly that basic
Science, chemistry. The inevitable day
came when aspiring youth from England
and America went to sit at the feet of
Germany's leading men of Science. Of
course, progress was going on elsewhere,
and education was advancing. We in
North America were primarily engaged
in the subjugation of a vast new territory
of what then appeared to be apparently
inexhaustible natural resources. True, we
have had our outstanding men of science,
but they were tolerated rather than supported, because then Science was not
Canada's or America's problem. Technological improvements were of more consideration than laboratory technique.
Even during the late war this country
never had to realize what it meant to be
cut off from basic materials, or to feel
the pinch of an inadequate food supply.
Not so with Europe, where they have
been developing new laboratory processes
in a determined effort to become as self-
sustaining as is humanly possible.
Speaking a few years ago to a group
of fellow industrialists in the United
States, Mr. A. D. Little made the following statement:
"Manufacturers in this country understand some things, and what they understand they are quick to seize upon and
make the most of—provided always that
they can use it in their business. But
they rarely understand Chemistry, and in
proportion to their ignorance of it they
resent the suggestion that the chemist can
teach them anything about their business. Graduate Chronicle—July, 1935
Their attitude is reflected in that of their
subordinates, which is commonly one of
militant skepticism. They, like their
masters, deliberately cut themselves off
from that great co-ordinated and organized body of knowledge brought together
by thousands of highly trained minds
through the incessant questioning of
nature during more than a hundred years.
Thus they often pay less regard to the
laws of nature than they do to city
ordinances. When under these conditions
they have failed to make a satisfactory
profit in competition with a more enlightened Europe they have dashed off to
Washington (and, I may add, Ottawa)
to try to jack up the tariffs, when they
should realize that research, which they
ignore, offers them a better protection
than any rate of duty."
In North America at the present time
there are more than 200,000 corporations
engaged in manufacturing, mining, transportation, and various other pursuits,
representing investments of some 330
billions of dollars, and normally employing millions of men. And yet there is not
one of these corporations that is not
constantly in danger of being scrapped
overnight, unless the executives are wise
enough or cautious enough to anticipate
changes by keeping in touch with scientific progress.
Although Science always replaces an
industry with a better one, it does not
guarantee that it will be in the same
place, or even in the same country. It is
for this reason that scientific progress
should be of concern to governmental
bodies in the various countries. The
discovery of synthetic dyes moved that
industry from England to Germany, with
subsequent unemployment in one, and
increased employment in the other. At
the same time some l1/^ million acres
devoted to the growing of indigo in India
were allowed to revert to their natural
state. Prior to the World War, Chile
supplied the world with nitrate, so essential for agriculture and explosives. By
the simple expedient of placing a heavy
export tax on this commodity the Chilean
Government   had   a   splendid   source   of
In 1914 the Haber process of nitrogen
fixation made it possible to produce
nitrates in any quantity from the air—the
Chilean monopoly was broken.
One by one we have witnessed the
replacement of natural products by
synthetic ones—camphor, silk, solvents,
resins, and lacquers — an endless procession. Since the war, European countries have been striving to make themselves independent of all foreign supplies
—the result has been the possible commercial production of oil and gasoline
from coal, sugars from wood, and rubber
from acetylene gas, a coal product.
Iron and steel are giving way before
the onslaughts of the new light metals
aluminum and beryllium, and the synthetic plastics, such as Bakelite (a coal
product). Only the heavy investments in
old processes prevent a more rapid
In this new age we may well ask
ourselves, "What are the materials of the
future?" And I think we can safely
answer, wood, coal, light metals, and
abundant waterpower.
At the present time, however, we find
that the coal industry is in a precarious
condition, due largely to the competition
it has met with as a source of power
from oil and electricity. The lumber
industry has not as yet been so seriously
affected; it is, nevertheless, meeting with
increasing competition, as building material, from many sources. It was recently
announced that if carbolic acid could be
produced at one-half its present cost (and
it will be), that bakelite will displace
every foot of hard wood now being used.
The demand for wood pulp is also bound
to diminish as countries that formerly
had to import this commodity are finding
means of manufacturing newsprint from
native shrubs, etc.
On the other hand, the number of
products being made from wood and coal
is rapidly increasing, but unfortunately
not in Western Canada.  The demand for Ten
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aluminum has increased at a staggering
rate, with most countries concentrating
on the production of this metal.
When one considers that practically all
rolling stock on this continent is hopelessly out of date from a scientific standpoint, that our freights still consist of
1/4 pounds of train for every ]/2 pound
of freight, and that as examples of side-
wabbling, wind-resisting atrocities they
will one day be exhibited in the national
museums as examples of lack of scientific
engineering principles of the early 20th
century, one can visualize the demand
that must come for aluminum when all
rolling stock becomes light and streamlined.
Since 1923 some 2258 cars and locomotives have been built with aluminum
applications, and of these 995 are in
service in the railroads, and 1263 in street
and rapid transit railways. Between them
they have engineered the elimination of
1,300,000,000 ton-miles of deadweight.
All trains, busses, and cars will be
eventually of aluminum construction.
Again, considering the millions of dollars
annually lost through the rusting of iron,
the new age will see every bridge replaced
with these light alloy spans.
Artificial rubber is well on its way to
displacing natural rubber for many purposes — and since it has recently been
announced that the structure of the rubber molecule has been determined, we can
confidently expect in the near future the
production of "synthetic" rubber.
The production of artificial silk made
from wood fibre has developed enormously, and it is interesting to note that
of all the textile fibres only the use of
artificial silk has increased during the
past ten years. Other wood products
finding a ready market are Duco and
Cellophane. Thus, while the old uses for
wood and coal are rapidly diminishing,
new products are being developed daily
to such an extent that J. D. Bernal of
Cambridge University, writing in a recent
issue of Harper's Magazine, remarks:
"Ultimately   the   coal   reserves   of   the
country may become its main source of
In view, therefore, of what has taken
place, and is still taking place in other
countries—and realizing the possible
detrimental effects that new processes
and products are going to have on our
economic life, it behooves us to examine
very carefully the situation that confronts
us in British Columbia.
It seems to me that we have two
alternatives, either:
1. To continue as we are now doing,
living off our natural resources,
which are not only diminishing in
volume, but also in market value in
their raw state—or,
2. To realize that British Columbia is
perhaps one of the most favoured
spots in the world to take advantage
of the coming Chemical Age, and
build up an industrialized province.
To continue as at present means that
less and less will British Columbia be
able to maintain its present meagre population, with its seasonal employment of
logging, fishing, agriculture, etc.
The other alternative offers such
boundless opportunities that it is difficult
to see how anyone can be other than
enthusiastic. With the millions of the
Far East as potential customers, we are
in an ideal situation if we care to take
advantage of it. If we are not careful,
however, we will find that the Far East
has forestalled us—as already Japan is
buying our raw materials and selling
them back to us as finished products.
The parlous state of British Columbia's
finances naturally precludes the possibility of the Province subsidizing chemical
industry on a large scale. Meantime,
however, I believe that the governments,
taking a long range view, could reorganize themselves to meet 20th century
I am convinced that in the light of
scientific advance a new department will
have  to  be   added  to   all   governments, Graduate Chronicle—July, 1935
namely, a department of science, or in
British Columbia I would propose a
Department of Natural Resources.
Obviously, this cannot be a separate
department, acting independently of other
departments. I would suggest that the
Departments of Mines, Fisheries, Forestry, Agriculture, and Industries, be
made sub-departments of the Department
of Natural Resources — looking after
administrative work only.
Advising the Minister of Natural
Resources I would suggest an advisory
committee of several leading scientists,
not civil servants or permanent employees, but men borrowed from industry
and the University. They would be able
to advise the Minister on new technological advances being made in other
countries, and thus be able to warn our
own industries, in advance, of impending
More important, they would correlate
all research in all sub-departments so that
a unified attack be made on all fronts,
instead of the individual skirmishes now
taking place in the various departments
with obvious overlapping of effort.
This Department would supervise and
finance the research departments of the
University, which at present are being
starved to death, so that the Department
of Education would be free to look after
teaching activities only.
Above all, they would be able to
encourage private interests to co-operate
in the financing of research into the
possibilities of building up new industries.
Until such reorganization is possible,
I believe it to be of primary importance
that a Provincial Industrial Research
Institute be formed — to look into the
possibilities of developing our province
intelligently. I have already had plenty
of assurances that private endowments
would be forthcoming for any such
The initial cost of starting such an
institute would be far less than whr.t it
often costs to send trade missions abroad
—and the value of industrial research
can be clearly demonstrated if one cares
to visit that marvellous result of intelligence and faith in Science known as the
Trail Smelter.
As a beginning, I would suggest the
appointing of a Senior Director, a practical industrial research chemist, and four
Assistant Directors to cover the main
divisions of modern chemistry.
To this institute industry could come
with its problems — and would without
doubt contribute to the cost of these
investigations. Other research men could
be maintained by the Government to
determine which of the newer processes
could be adapted to British Columbia's
resources, and attempt to discover new
ones. We would soon be able to determine why it is necessary to import millions of dollars worth of wood products
into a timber-producing country, when
we should be exporting them, and
exchanging them for finished products
of other countries.
Incidentally, as past records show,
graduates of the University of British
Columbia in Science have made enviable
records for themselves wherever they
have gone. An institute such as proposed
would give these same men an opportunity to come back to develop their own
province, instead of the United States.
That research is not merely the urge of
a "theoretical mind," and that these new
processes may be "all right" in theory
but not in practice, as so many of our
"practical" business men argue, is evidenced by the annual address in 1934 of
B. F. Halvorsen, President of the Norwegian Federation of Industries, who,
speaking to his fellow "practical" industrialists, stated:
"Much useful work is being done, and
has been done, to rationalize our industry.
Intimately concerned with these problems
is the support given by industries and
the authorities to scientific research work.
"Science must be our ally and lead the
way,  if  we  shall  be  able  to  take   full Twelve
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advantage of any improvement in the
situation. So much is still left undone.
The resources which we have in our
forests, and in the produce of our soil,
and the sea, could be turned to better
"We are also far from taking full
advantage of our waterpower, and for
the successful exploitation of these
resources, the assistance of scientific
research is required.
"Appropriations to scientific research
is therefore money wisely spent.
"Man's power over nature has enormously increased, but he will in future
be able to go much further. It is important that we should be in the forefront so
as to benefit by any advances made."
I believe that these remarks apply so
much to British Columbia that further
comment is unnecessary.
By James A. Gibson
(July 25 ,1932)
S it always like this?" asked a plaintive
We were standing on the foredeck of
the Belgian State Railways steamship
"Prince Charles," which had just headed
out of Dover Harbor en route to Ostend.
The sky was overcast and there was a
cutting suspicion of a half-gale over the
"Oh, no," I answered, as reassuringly
as memories of a certain crossing between
Comox and Powell River made by the
cast of "Friend Hannah" in May, 1930,
would allow me, "I've seen it worse!"
We were starting out on the first of
several continental adventures. Earlier
in the morning we had left Victoria
Station in a continental boat-train, drawn
by our old friend Southern Railway
locomotive No. 755 (The Red Knight).
In the succeeding four weeks we were to
visit seven countries of central and northeastern Europe. Despite the auspicious
start, we felt reassured to be on dry land
again some three hours later, and speeding eastward across Belgium in the
Budapest Express.
Sometime before reaching Cologne at
"0.50 hr" we had fallen asleep—in the
luggage racks of our compartment.
(July 25, 1933)
Munich. This morning we were invited
to visit the Brown House, the converted
headquarters of the Nazi party. Our first
(and permanent) impression was of a
ruthlessly efficient political organism.
Our guide spoke in clipped, precise—we
thought almost naive — accents : These
were the original flags of the Nazi party
. . . those which had been seized by the
police are better preserved than those
which had seen active service . . . this
council chamber (the chairs were upholstered in tomato-colored leather) was
designed by Hitler himself ... at this
plain table (in the refectory downstairs)
der Fiihrer always eats when he is in
Munich ... he does not take flesh or
strong drink ... he invites anyone who
happens to come in to sit at his table . . .
these clerks (we counted 37 of them) are
keeping the party records up to date
(rows of filing cases were mounted on
roller-bearing steel-wheeled trucks, a
survival from the days when it was
necessary to rush them into a bombproof
safe extending along one entire wall, to
protect the party records from the police)
. . . this door opens on to this balcony,
so that Hitler can address the people
outside ... at the back is an infirmary
(capacity 45 beds) to take care of storm
troopers injured in defending the rights
of the party. . . . Graduate Chronicle—July, 1935
It was something of a relief to get into
the open air again.
(Later). The curious little train was
climbing up the steep gradients between
Murnau and Oberammergau. Thence a
mulberry-colored 'bus took us the remaining five kilometers to Ettal, nestling amid
the green-timbered hills of Bavaria.
In the evening, in company with 180
student delegates from 25 countries, we
ate our dinner in one of the most celebrated Benedictine monasteries of Germany. It was built close beside the old
Roman road which led through the Alps
to Rome, and for nearly six centuries it
has provided spiritual refreshment for
pilgrims journeying southward. The
Baroque decorations in the circular
chapel had sharpened our inert senses of
contrast, so that we were in part prepared
for subsequent speeches on the political
and social philosophy of national socialism in Germany.
The venerable Abbot of Kloster Ettal
—stooped and mild-mannered—was welcoming us in a soft, modulated voice.
There might (he suggested) be something in the spell of the surrounding
mountains, something in the traditions of
antiquity of the sheltering monastery,
which should arouse that catholicity of
spirit   which   moves   each   individual   to
give of his best. "Boom." The flashlight
photographers were at work, and our
kindly host had jumped visibly.
Captain Ernst Rohm, chief of the
storm troop detachments in Germany and
a man, one was told, about whom there
was more than one opinion, a stocky
figure with close-set, small blue eyes,
made a very two-fisted speech ... no
enemy may be suffered to arise within
the state . . . freedom could not be
allowed to those who sought to undermine national unity and the basis of the
state . . . (Boom again, but Captain Rohm
never moved a muscle through the
smoke) . . . loyalty to a single principle
meant loyalty to a whole people. . . .
(Still later). We were invited to be
present at a Bayerischer Heimatabend.
We entered the basement tavern of the
Hotel Ludwig der Bayer to find the place
alive with music; and before long we
found ourselves leading the company
through "John Brown's Body" and
Master of Ceremonies was our old
friend, Friedrich Beck, Director of the
Studentenhaus in Munich. We shall
never forget his announcements in four
languages, and more especially his celebrated call to order: "Meinen delegaten
und delicatessen" . . .
vOME eighteen months ago the Car-
^ negie Corporation, which has done so
much for education in the United States
and in the British Empire, offered each
of the four Western Canadian universities a grant of $50,000 to be spent on
some object to be chosen by the University and approved by the Corporation.
The grant was not a recurring payment
and could not well be employed for any
purpose which would of necessity require
continuing expenditure over a long period
for its achievement.   As the University
of British Columbia had not kept a
"wish-book" the task of choosing the
object presented some difficulties. Suggestions were, therefore, invited from
members of the staff and members of the
governing bodies of the university. These
were discussed by a joint meeting of the
three faculties and were then submitted
to a committee representative of both the
Senate and the Board of Governors. The
recommendations of this body were
approved by Senate and Board and confirmed by the Carnegie Corporation. Fourteen
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The plan thus adopted comprises three
distinct schemes. In the first place, a
sum of $30,000 has been set aside for
helping to organize adult education in
British Columbia. A committee has been
at work on the elaboration of this project
which aims at supplementing what is
already being done by other agencies and
which, to yield the best results, must
receive the support of many influential
organizations among the general public.
By the autumn of this year, when the
wishes of those concerned have been
ascertained and the extent to which the
university can meet these wishes has
been determined, the plan should be put
into operation. It is expected that the
Carnegie funds will suffice to support or
assist various enterprises for a period of
perhaps two years. The experience
acquired during this experimental stage
will serve to give an idea of what can be
accomplished by the university in this
field, and will thus make it possible to
decide whether the work is sufficiently
important and the University's contribution sufficiently effective to justify going
on with the enterprise either on a self-
supporting basis or with funds from
other sources.
In the second place, $10,000 was made
available for scholarships to be granted
to graduates of the University of British
Columbia to enable them to continue
their training, either at this university or
elsewhere. In the past the graduates who
have proceeded to other institutions have
made and maintained the reputation of
the University of British Columbia. This
stream of graduate students was in some
danger of running thin, as the depression
made it harder for them to pay their own
way, and at the same time reduced their
prospect of obtaining help through scholarships and teaching fellowships. Thus
the new grant will serve two purposes:
it will be of immense benefit to students
of the most deserving character at a
critical stage in their careers; and it will
conserve a valuable reputation which the
University has acquired. The great practical importance of this reputation is not
always   realized.   It   is   the   determining
factor in enabling the University, in
normal years, to place its graduates where
they can accomplish most by obtaining
for them the appointments and even the
financial aid which enable them to complete their training. It is expected that
the Carnegie funds will be spread over
three years. The results in the initial year
have been most encouraging. Help has
been given to some 24 students representing no less than 16 departments of the
University. This is the team which will
represent the University of British
Columbia in the academic centres of the
world. It had been intended to make the
grants on the basis of scholarship alone
without anything in the nature of a
"means test"; but so many excellent
candidates appeared that the committee
in charge of administering the fund
ventured to go rather beyond its instructions and to recommend the distribution of the money in the way which, in
its opinion, would do most good.
Finally, $10,000 was set aside to help
members of the teaching staff to attend
meetings of learned societies at which
they were chosen to read papers. In more
prosperous times grants in aid for this
purpose, which are practically geographical necessities, have been made from
University funds. These grants were
withdrawn at a time when salary reductions put in force during the depression
made it extremely hard for members of
the staff to travel at their own expense.
The result was that attendance at conferences fell off. Two serious consequences followed: members of the staff
found it harder to keep up with the latest
work in their fields and were thus handicapped in the help they could give to
students; and other institutions were not
kept in touch with what was being done
at this university. To have allowed the
gap which has occurred to be prolonged
would have been most regrettable because
it would have imperilled the reputation
of the University which has been laboriously built up. The importance of this
reputation has already been explained,
in so far as the graduates are concerned. Graduate Chronicle—July, 1935
It is also, of course, a strong factor in
maintaining the morale of the staff.
In a relative sense the wisdom of any
course of action depends on the value of
the alternatives which have been rejected.
These cannot be considered here.    In an
absolute sense, however, there can be no
doubt that the University of British
Columbia, thanks to the generous aid
received from the Carnegie Corporation,
has been able to accomplish something
very significant.
H. F. Angus.
FRIENDS of Dr. R. W. Brock are
congratulating him on his election to
the presidency of the Royal Society of
Canada. It is a signal honour which has
come to the University, and to Vancouver, for membership in the Royal
Society carries the hallmark of excellence in scholarship, and the presidency
has been held by a long list of men
distinguished in science and letters.
Dr. Shrum has this year been elected
as a Fellow of the Royal Society of
Canada,  as  a  member  of   Section   III:
Astronomy, Chemistry, Mathematics and
Physics. This makes the fourth member
of the staff to be elected as a Fellow in
this section. The others are: Dr. E. H.
Archibald, Dr. R. H. Clark, and Dean
Buchanan. Professor Larsen is a member of Section II: English Language and
Literature. Dean R. W. Brock, Dr. S. J.
Schofield, and Dr. M. Y. Williams are
members of Section IV: Geology; and
Dr. Hutchinson and Dr. C. McLean
Fraser are members of Section V:
Biological Sciences.
/V^f EW appointments to the Univer-
^-^ ^ sity of British Columbia staff
include a number of distinguished alumni.
Dr. Dorothy Blakey has been named as
instructor in English; Dr. Sylvia Thrupp
as instructor in History; May L. Barclay
as instructor in Mathematics; and Jacob
Biely as instructor in Poultry Husbandry.
Leave of absence for one year has been
granted Dr. H. F. G. Letson, associate
professor of Mechanical and Electrical
Engineering, while Dr. W. A. Carrothers
of the Department of Economics has
been granted a year's extension of his
present leave, to enable him to continue
to serve on the Economic Council of the
province.   Professor E. G. Cullwick has
returned  to  the  staff  as  associate  professor of Electrical Engineering.
Staff promotions are as follows:
F. G. C. Wood promoted from associate
professor to professor of English; G. J.
Spencer promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of Zoology;
F. J. Wilkin from assistant professor to
associate professor and acting head of
the Department of Civil Engineering;
F. M. Knapp from assistant professor
and acting head to associate professor
and acting head of the Department of
Forestry; John F. Bell from lecturer to
assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering; Miss Miriam Ashton from
assistant to instructor in Botany. Sixteen
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OF interest to all University of British
Columbia graduates is the news that,
as a result of a plan in which the University, the Provincial Board of Health, and
the Connaught Laboratories of the University of Toronto co-operate, a medical
research group is to be established upon
the campus.
Dr. C. E. Dolman, Dr. R. J. Gibbons,
and two technical assistants will comprise
the group, and their work will be followed with interest. Dr. Dolman will also
serve as head of the Department of
Bacteriology and Nursing, succeeding
Dr. Hibbert Winslow Hill, who has
resigned owing to ill-health.
(T) LAYERS Club Alumni, thriving
■*- offspring of an illustrious parent,
came into being just a little over two
years ago, as the result of a desire on the
part of a few former members of the
parent club to perpetuate old associations.
An executive was chosen, under the
presidency of Jack Clyne. However,
little constructive work, beyond the support of a one-act play in the Drama
Festival of 1933, was attempted at this
time and it was not until the spring of
1934, little more than a year ago, that
they burst upon the public (composed at
the beginning of friends and relations),
with an evening of one-act plays, presented in the well-remembered Auditorium on the corner of Tenth and Willow.
Of these, "The Birthday of the Infanta"
was adjudged the best and it was therefore entered in the 1934 Dominion Drama
Festival, where it made a very creditable
showing, coming within one or two points
of ranking third. The Club was fortunate in having Mr. F. G. C. Wood to
direct the play, as well as very able members for the cast.
At the election held that same spring
Dr. Harry Warren was elected President.
It would be hard to overestimate his
contribution to the Club, both in initiative
and enthusiasm. It has been the biggest
single factor in their development, not
only in  itself,  but also  in the way of
inspiration to his executive and the club
in general.
Under Dr. Warren's guidance, the
Club inaugurated the policy of presenting
a comedy as part of the Graduation
festivities and led off with a translation
from the French, "Dr. Knock," which
was directed by Beatrice Wood and had
David Brock in the title role. The success
of this play, financial as well as dramatic
and social, confirmed this policy which is
now considered firmly established. "Dr.
Knock" was presented in its entirety three
times—at the University on the evening
before Graduation, at Mr. Cromie's residence by his invitation, and at Qualicum,
where the fortunate members of the cast
spent a very happy week-end. Act II
was also performed, under the direction
of Isabel Barton, for the Parent-Teacher
Association, at the Point Grey Junior
High School.
The first activity of the 1934-35 season
was a Sunday afternoon tea-party at the
home of Alice Morrow, for the members
of the Club (and spouses). During the
summer considerable ground work had
been done by the advisory board and
executive, so that Mr. Wood, as spokesman for these bodies, was able to present
for discussion the outlines of several
plays considered possibilities for production at our own private performance and
hence for the Dominion Drama Festival.
The outcome was an evening of  four Graduate Chronicle—July, 1935
one-act plays on January 19th, with
directors from the personnel of the club,
each making their initial appearance in
this capacity. Those who were present
will recall that the judges, Mr. Thorlief
Larson, Mr. James Butterfield and Mr.
Leyland Hodgson, chose "Smokescreen,"
a melodrama of the underworld, directed
by Dr. E. T. W. Nash, as the best all-
round entry, and this, with "The Sister
Who Walked in Silence," directed by
Ellen Harris, the second choice, was
entered for the Drama Festival in
February. Both received very favorable
criticism from the adjudicator. In view
of the fact that for the past three years
the plays which have been chosen to go
to Ottawa have been excerpts from
classics, or historical dramas, it would
seem that choice of a vehicle and not
indifferent acting has been responsible for
the Club's failure to come within the
first three. It is hoped that next year's
selection will be one that will give full
scope to the dramatic ability in its ranks.
The final production of the last season
was the comedy "Once in a Lifetime"
by Kauffman and Hart, directed by
Marjorie Ellis. This called for a very
large cast, headed by Isabel Barton, Malcolm Pretty and Dave McDonald, and
taxed the membership to the limit, so that
its success in every way is all the greater
credit to the director and players. The
play was presented on May 8th, just the
evening before Graduation and called out
the best house the Club has had yet. It
also brought out considerable unexpected
talent in some of the minor roles, along
with the excellent performances turned
in by the "veteran" performers.
In the case of each of these productions, try-outs were held for the parts,
the advisory board with the directors,
acting as judges.
An interesting and hopeful feature of
the existence of the Players' Club Alumni
is its great vitality for so young an
organization. Each new project has seen
the addition of new members without
sacrificing the older ones—new members
who are quite as keen as the others and
who plunge into the active work of
planning and carrying out the endless
jobs entailed in putting on amateur plays.
With their help and the addition each
year of members recruited from the
Players' Club, the scope of the Club is
barely indicated, and the Alumni of the
University should have reason to be
proud of its colleague in the not too
distant future.
Players' Club Alumni's ultimate aim is
to have its own headquarters, however
primitive, where meetings can be held,
plays rehearsed and produced and the
various side-lines, such as experimentation with scenery, lighting effects and new
techniques can be carried on. To this end,
the bulk of the profits from the plays is
being invested and each project is made
self-supporting, the main fund being
The lusty existence of this Club should
be of great service to the Alumni of the
University, as the latter's support certainly can be to the Players' Club Alumni
and their joint aim should be mutual
co-operation to their mutual benefit.
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\\/ AS organized three years ago by
^' Professor Larsen. It consists of
about twenty ex-members of the original
undergraduate club who still feel the
need to express themselves upon literary
matters, and to uphold their opinions
against all to the contrary. Monthly
meetings are held at which the writers
of papers try more to provoke lively
discussion than to achieve high literary
The three presidents who, up to the
present, have directed the activities of
the Graduate Letters Club are Miss Jean
Skelton, Mrs. Henry Angus, and Mrs.
Emslie Yeo. The president-elect for
1935-36 is Mrs. Robert Brooks.
The programme for next season has
already been outlined. It will consists,
among other things, of a paper on Gerard Eighteen
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Manly Hopkins, one on some proletarian
novelists and poets, an "original contributions" evening, and an evening devoted
to ten-minute critiques of some noteworthy new books. Any former member
of the University Letters Club is eligible
for membership in the graduate club, and
will be welcome.
HAVE formed an active society which
holds luncheon meetings at regular
intervals during the winter. They were
hosts, too, at a very successful dance
given in April for the 1935 graduating
class in Commerce. The president this
year is Mr. Mark Collins.
THE Graduate Historical Society
made its appearance in the autumn
of 1934, as a gathering place for U. B. C.
graduates who have specialized in History. The idea of such a group is much
older, for many students felt that the
profitable and enjoyable discussions
which had characterized the undergraduate meetings should continue after
they had been accepted into that greater
fellowship of "members of the university." All graduates who majored in
History are invited to the monthly meetings of the society.
The society has as its special objective
the providing of a suitable form of recognition for the students leading the graduating class in History. The original idea
was to re-establish the medal which was
last awarded in 1932, but for the present
a Book Prize has been decided upon. An
endowment fund has been started, and
all interested graduates are asked to forward their contributions to a member of
the executive.
"History and Society" was the general
topic chosen for the year's discussions,
and papers were presented by Mr. G. H.
Cockburn, B.A., "History and Religion";
Mr. Cecil Hacker, B.A., "History and
the Press"; and Mr. Creswell Oates,
M.A., "Nazi Interpretation of History".
Two guest speakers, Mrs. A. F. B. Clarke
and Mr. R. L. Reid, K.C., led discussions
on "Russia" and "Fort Langley" respectively. On March 2, a dinner meeting was
held at the Hotel Georgia with the
Honorary President, Dr. W. N. Sage, as
special speaker. Dr. Sage outlined the
"History of History at U. B. C", and his
listeners, who were representative of
U.B.C. graduates from 1920 to 1934,
felt that they had just reason for being
proud of the achievements of their
The President for 1934-35 was Helen
R. Boutilier, M.A., (Arts '31).
n\AEMBERS of the Alumni Asso-
^-s -*- ciation who hold a social service
diploma organized themselves into a section this year, for the particular purpose
of pulling the social service course to
pieces and making suggestions as to how
it might be put together again. Meetings
were held monthly and at the end of the
year a report was sent forward to the
department. The suggestions submitted
were graciously received, and many of
them put into execution. The new course
as outlined should be of much more value
to those taking it than the previous one.
The bringing together of the social
service graduates into one group has
given them not only a sense of unity, but
it has made them feel themselves an
integral part of the Alumni Association.
This is true, we feel, of all the "interest"
groups which have been formed in
recent years.
ce° Graduate Chronicle—July, 1935
Being An Account of Sc. '24's First Reunion,  Ten Years After Graduation—
Held in the Hotel Georgia, November 10, 1934.   An Interesting Statistical Record
on the Class Members is Attached as an Appendix
/O/JFINE wet mist, in which the
^-^ ■*■ Neon signs glow redly, hangs
over Granville Street as your correspondent bears down on the Hotel Georgia in
answer to the Executive's summons to
the reunion.
The door of Room 306 opens to me
and, with its opening, ten years fall away
in a flash for here is Sc. '24—thirteen of
them at any rate—to say nothing of
"Doc" Davidson. A veritable gathering
of the Clans. After due observance of
those ceremonies which the occasion
seemed to indicate, we arrange ourselves
'round the festive board and your correspondent is able to take stock of the surroundings and, as it were, to "fix" his
position ere darkness closes down.
At the head of the table sits our Vice-
President, Roley Graham. On his right,
in the place of honor, is "Doc" Davidson,
while on his left he is supported by our
still-genial Secretary-Treasurer, Fred
Coffin. My eyes pass clockwise 'round
the table and the well-remembered faces
march past.
Jack Underhill, genial as ever; Web
Heaslip, who has come up from Seattle;
Len Stacey, exuding the same benign
atmosphere as of yore; Alan Napier and
George Sweny; then Gordon Letson,
looking quite Staff-Captainish; George
Lipsey from Britannia; Phil Stoyan (the
Civils had three out of the original four
here tonight) ; "Tug" Hardie, here from
Princeton; "Chub" Arnott flanked by
"Fin," who sits beside the "Doc" and my
eyes have come full circle.
As to the menu, your correspondent
feels that this is hardly relevant and
besides he can't remember. He distinctly
remembers the oysters and the soup; he
retains a less distinct memory of a succulent steak, but the rest is lost in what
was once referred to as the* Fog of Battle.
Fourteen people, all talking at once,
scraps of stories of half-forgotten incidents, caught up, carried the length of
the table, swift this way and that, as
under the influence of the night and certain volatile hydrocarbons we recapture
our first youth.
"Gentlemen, The King." A scraping of
chairs thrust back—a raising of glasses,
a sudden hush. "The King," and we
relax as cigarettes and pipes come out.
Fragments of conversation tossed to
and fro. ... A story starts at one end of
the table only to find itself commanding
the attention of all, it ends and is capped
by another and another as, under the film
of tobacco smoke, we take stock of each
other after the years between. . . .
Another hush as Len Stacey, glass in
hand, rises. He takes us back briefly to
a University unknown to the students of
today—the Fairview Shacks from which
we graduated. . . . "Our Alma Mater,"
and once more the chairs scrape back as
we honor the toast.
A stocky figure next to the Chairman
rises and at the sound of the "Doc's"
voice the past comes sweeping back along
the already narrowing paths of perspective. He is in good form. ... "I tell
you honestly, boys. . . ." He is glad to
be here and we are delighted to have him.
He tells us something of the new surroundings of the University—its new
problems—its new successes and its new
difficulties. A good talk and we are only
sorry he must leave us so early in the
evening. As he stands hat in hand in
the doorway ready to leave, George
Sweny neatly expresses what we less
articulate ones all feel as he rises and
pays high tribute to Dr. Davidson and
the high standard of the University
generally. The perspective afforded by
ten years has only served to emphasize Twenty
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the privileges which once were ours and
we heartily echo his remarks.
". . . You men spoiled us, you know."
It is "Doc" Davidson as he concludes his
thanks. "There were several classes—
'23, '24, and '25—-which I would call
'vintage years' and I, personally, do not
expect to see their like again."
We rise in our places as he leaves.
Once more the glasses are filled and
through the thickening smoke Fred
Coffin, who, with Roley Graham, has
made this long-looked-for Reunion a fact,
tells us that he has some letters for us.
From all over the continent they have
come. Letters from offices, mining
camps, Universities and Laboratories,
showing how the spinning wheel of fortune has distributed us about the board.
Our President, "Jap" Wolverton, has
written from Kimberley. Yes, "Jap," we
all got home without the assistance of the
police or fire departments, but, Man, it
was awfu' late!
Doug Wallis has written from Victoria. No, Doug, Roley didn't sing on
this occasion but he wouldn't have needed
much encouragement.
"Gee" Ternan has written from Kam-
loops and Gerry McKee adds a postscript
to Gee's letter.
Bill Smitheringale has written from
Wells, B. C.
Percy Peele has written from Calgary.
Sorry, Percy, that we couldn't have held
this reunion at the Palliser.
Fitz Osborne has wished us luck from
C. G. McLachlan has wired from
Noranda, Quebec; Val Gwyther wrote
from Choate, B. C, and Henry Giegerich
from Kimberley, B. C.
Stuart Falconer has written from
Cranford, N. J. It is seven years since he
last saw British Columbia. In this time
he has tried many other places but gives
the palm to British Columbia.
Frank Charnley has written from
Prince Rupert. We are glad to hear that
Frank has recovered from a serious
Gordon Bell's letter carries an Ara-
bridge, Pa., date line and he has thoughtfully enclosed a liquor list, symbolic,
presumably, of the new emancipation.
Percy Barr's letter from Berkeley,
Calif., conveys both his and Upton Sinclair's best wishes for an EPIC Reunion.
We had one, alright, Percy!
Most of us are now accounted for,
Roley tells us as Freddie sits down, but
the years have taken their toll. "Scotty"
Rusbury, Norm Foggo, Bobby Jackson,
and Roy McLaren have gone from us.
As the silent toast holds us all in its
ghostly silence these men come back to
us again. . . .
The silence dies away and we come
back to the present—the room wreathed
in smoke, the coffee cups piled high with
cigarette stubs and the evening just
nicely started.
Once again our indefatigable Secretary
rises and this time introduces the event
of the evening. He unfolds the Class Roll
and as each man's name is read he calls
on different people round the table to
tell all they know about the victim.
In alphabetical order from P. M. Barr
to J. M. Wolverton the saga of Sc. '24
unfolds. We all have something to add
to each dossier, and story, anecdote and
slander hold sway as we go joyously
down the list. Name after name, and
with each name illuminating anecdote
and news from all sides.
Your correspondent wishes he had the
power to commit to paper the spirit that
is abroad in this smoke-filled room as the
hours slip past unnoticed. Hours in
which we turn back the clock ten years
and in the act lost all count of time. And
after the last name we clangour for the
old class prophecy and its reading loosens
the floodgates "of reminiscence afresh. Graduate Chronicle—July, 1935
The last sleepy waiter on his way to
bed takes a last despairing look into the
room. We whoop joyously at him.
"Waiter, more coffee!" "Coffee, sir," the
man's horror is pathetic; "I'm sorry, sir,
but it's after 2 o'clock!"
And so it is, even though to us it seems
that the 9 o'clock gun has hardly finished
echoing over the harbor. Of such stuff
is our Reunion made.
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It is 2:40 a.m. and the fine mist has
blown past as your correspondent leaves
the hotel. One's car has been left at
home—an elementary precaution on such
occasion, but who cares; the last street
car has long since gone to bed, but who
cares! It is only a five-mile walk. Forward ! Sc. '24! Only don't try to explain
it to your wives!
Number graduating  38
Number now in British Columbia.... 24
Number now elsewhere in Canada.... 7
Number now in United States  6
Number now in England  1
All members of the class are now employed. With one exception the positions
held are of a permanent nature. In order
to give some idea of the type of employment the following figures are given:
Type of Work Per Cent of Class
Technical positions      60
Non-technical      25
University teaching      11
High School teaching       4
Those present felt that since this dinner was such a decided success it was
unanimously agreed that we should hold
another similar function in five years. It
was felt that Thanksgiving with its weekend holiday would provide a better
opportunity for members to be present.
Plan now to attend and let's hear from
WE feel that as Dr. Walker's old students read this number of the
Chronicle they will be searching for some expression of the regret
which filled the hearts of us all when word came of the passing of this
well loved friend and teacher. Below, by kind permission of the writers,
we reproduce the dedicatory poem and an article from the Letters Club
Tribute to Dr. Walker, who died at Florence, Italy, on June 25th, 1934:
FOR F. C. W.
You are a part of memories
Of all earth's kind and gentle things—
Long talks beside the winter hearth
And summer gypsyings.
That kindest voice is still; no more—
Boyish and gay—your laughter rings:
We bring this token of our love
For you, whose heart had wings.
Anne Margaret Angus.
No person ever took less pains than did Professor Francis Cox
Walker to put himself forward, but in his thirteen years at the University of British Columbia he became one of the best-known figures in
the place. He had come to be regarded—it would amuse him to hear it
—as a sort of permanent institution: indeed, one can hardly grasp the
thought of his not returning. But "institution" is not at all the right
word. Who would seriously suggest anything impersonal in describing
him? For he had a personality if ever there was one. No one else will
be able to relieve a heavy situation in Faculty meeting by a happy
foolishness solemnly uttered. No one is likely to contrive such helpful
and elegant nonsense as his scheme for remembering Anglo-Saxon
Besotted folk
Composed verses
Darned tongue-twisters
Done Walker-wise
End-rhyming barred.
Probably no one else will make a sketching-pencil do double service
as defense against boredom and delight to his friends. And not many
people can be at once so matter-of-fact and so sensitively thoughtful,
so individual in nature and at the same time so strictly loyal to fellowship and duty. The Faculty, his colleagues in the English Department,
his students, the Players' Club and the Letters Club will not forget
him.  He was a rare soul. G. G. Sedgewick. IN MEMORIAM
' I 'HROUGH the death of Principal Vance of the Anglican Theolog-
■*• ical College, Vancouver has lost one of its most active and dynamic
churchmen. He was a preacher, a teacher, and a theologian. But he
was more than these. He was a good citizen with a keen interest in all
the problems which touch upon good citizenship and in public movements that tended to the betterment of the community.
Education lay very close to his heart. An educationist himself, and
dealing constantly with the product of our primary and secondary
schools, he was well aware of the weaknesses of our system and no
less aware of the difficulties of improving that system. But the difficulties only encouraged him to attempt to overcome them, and in his
capacity as principal of the Anglican College and as a member of the
University Senate he was in a position to give point to his views.
Principal Vance will be sorely missed on the University campus, and
not there alone. Church circles and the institutional and social life of
the city will be the poorer for his passing.
I HE Faculty of Applied Science sustained a severe blow in the loss
■*■ of Professor Thomson, who died in February of this year.
Professor Thomson was considered one of the most eminent authorities
on Mining in Canada, and had spent much of his life since graduation
in metallurgical work in various smelters in the United States and
Since coming to the University he had acquired a deserved reputation
as a speaker and lecturer which made him one of the most popular
guest-speakers at the lectures sponsored by the British Columbia Chamber of Mines.
His students will miss the entertaining hours which they spent in his
courses for besides being an authority in his own line he was a storyteller of no mean ability.
No one who was with Professor Thomson during the last weeks of
his life could fail to pay tribute to the fortitude which enabled him to
keep on with his work and present a courageous attitude to the world
in the face of suffering and the certainty of death. No less than his
scholarship we honour his courage. Twenty-four
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VARSITY'S 1934-35 year was not
particularly outstanding from the
point of view of world history-making,
nevertheless, it had its moments quite
frequently between the Frosh reception
and spring congregation.
A double climax in excitement divided
the year more decisively than the Christmas holidays did; the double climax,
quite naturally, was the January snowstorm followed, a few days later, by the
chasmic collapse right on the campus.
The excitement over the mountains of
snow on the momentous January 21st
was more or less confined to the few
stalwarts who fought their way intrepidly through banks of snow on foot along
the University boulevard in order, they
said, to get overdue books back to the
library, and to publish The Ubyssey that
day. But they crowed about their hardiness for weeks afterward.
That excitement was almost a yawn
compared to the territorial collapse at the
conclusion of that week. The news
arrived rather frivolously about 3 o'clock
Thursday afternoon. "The bridge has
collapsed, we are isolated from the
Anglican Theological College." Then the
big parade began.
Lecture attendance reached a new
minimum, even professors found the lure
of that garage hovering on the brink
irresistible. The hardy souls who ventured into the wetness in the interest of
the downtown papers and plain curiosity
were consistently wet all that week.
Many peculiar costume ensembles came
to light in the course of the day, as available clothing was used up. Informality
was the keynote, with everything from
bare feet to sailor hats discovered in the
Players' Club property room. Only now
is the chasm ceasing to yawn. Gradually
it is being filled up with relays of trucks
hauling dirt from down the road. That
was rather demoralizing for lectures, too.
The year did see three movements not
previously found on the precincts of the
campus. The first began the very first
week, when a few seniors decided they
were not distinguishable from freshmen,
and that compulsory gowns for upper-
classmen would be a good idea. Everybody took sides violently. Pro-gowns
withered anti-gowns with vituperation,
and anti-gowns denounced pro-gowns no
less violently. Eventually at an Alma
Mater meeting pro-gowns won, but the
matter stopped right there. Someone had
forgotten how much gowns cost.
Then there was the movement to
establish Phrateres, which was culminated last month with the initiation of the
newly formed University of British
Columbia Chapter, Theta, into the international order. Clare Brown deserves
much credit for its establishment, it was
her idea and her executive talents which
put it over. Phrateres is a social organization open to all women on the campus,
whether they belong to a sorority or not,
and the enthusiasm of the response to it
quite justifies its formation.
The third movement was of a less
weighty nature. It was an alarming
tendency to circulate questionnaires
about various things from pacifism to
foundation garments. Through The
Ubyssey they reached a student public
which patiently clipped and answered the
questions, up to a point; they rebelled
after the third one.
The year also saw decided advances in
several different lines. One of the most
interesting of these was the modern art
exhibit in the library in the early spring.
It was a very puzzled student body for
several days afterward, and there was an
amazing run on the modern art section
in the Library. Science's Open House
week-end was on Saturday, February 9th,
when all proud parents and disinterested
spectators came out to the campus in
droves to watch burly Science men make
lightning and do all sorts of wonderful
things so nonchalantly. Then the Vocational Guidance talks outgrew their first Graduate Chronicle—July, 1935
location and were assuming enormous
proportions of attenders toward the close
of the term.
The campus had several visitors this
year of which it might well be proud.
Not the least of these was Fritz Leiber,
who gave a hilarious speech, and Sir
Percy Sykes, who charitably took no
umbrage when an inexperienced Ubyssey
reporter referred to him in a report of
his talk as Sir Sykes. The Earl and
Countess of Bessborough were also
campus visitors in the spring. Julian
Huxley was anticipated with great eagerness when he was scheduled to speak late
in January in the University Auditorium.
He was a victim of storm, however, and
spent several days marooned on a train
caught somewhere up the valley by snow,
and did not arrive.
The various University organizations
who do something big each year all came
through a little better than last year. The
Players' Club's production of "Hedda
Gabler" was a remarkably fine piece of
work.     The    Musical    Society    staged
"Ruddigore" capably. The Publications
Board pegged along at putting out a
paper twice a week, with their big
moment in publishing the Vancouver
Sun in February. Their greatest artistic
achievement was confined to creative art
on the walls of their office.
The athletes around the campus had
their little troubles all year, too. First
there was the flurry over whether American football should replace Canadian
rugby with rather strong sentiments on
both sides. American rugby, when tried
out, was not a great success. Then we
had a slick English rugby team which
won pretty consistently, except that the
McKechnie Cup got out of U.B.C. hands.
And our basketball team is historical by
now, and came within a very thin ace of
making the provincial championship.
That covers the campus activities in
general, and all the little details which
made the year so interesting to those on
the spot must be left to the imagination
since they turn up each year with
variations. —Nancy Miles.
(Editor's Note: After the Chronicle
of 1932 was issued, a rather pathetic
little note was received from "Lefty"
Nelson, familiar in undergraduate activities in the dim period "before the war."
He requested that the next Chronicle
should please mention such common folk
as himself. Acting on this suggestion,
those mentioned hereinafter have not
necessarily a bid to fame, but merely to
human interest. If certain years are
apparently overlooked, it is because those
asked for information lacked the proper
flair for gathering news).
Anderson, Arts '16), resides in Vancouver, and is an active member of the
Child Study Group of the University
Women's Club. She has two little girls
attending school.
'20, is in the advertising business in
Montreal, but lives at Hudson Heights,
Arts '16), organized and is now carrying
on the A. B. C. Secretarial School in
is one of the authorities on library work
amongst children, having given one of the
addresses at the recent Provincial Librarians' Convention. She is in charge of the
library at the Point Grey Junior High
REV. HUGH RAE, Arts '16, is minister of Dunbar Heights United Church,
Vancouver. He has a charming wife and
three children. Twenty-six
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Chapin, Arts '16), who has been living
in San Diego for some years, has a son
of six years, and one of six months. She
visited Vancouver in 1934.
ISABEL McMILLAN, Arts '16, who
was the first President of the Women's
Undergraduate Society, is a teacher of
Home Economics at Kitsilano High
School. She is planning further postgraduate study at Washington University
this summer.
White, Arts'17), who resides in Calcutta,
spent several months here with her
parents in 1933-34. Her son was born
while she was home.
MRS. C. A. P. MURISON (Shirley
Clement, Arts '17), was a visitor in
Vancouver last summer. She is going
shortly to Meerut, India, where her husband is attached to the Imperial Forces.
MRS. A. C. SMITH (Kathleen
Mutrie, Arts '17), who has lived in New
South Wales since her marriage, is
returning to Vancouver this summer.
Her husband died last year.
Martin, Arts '18), is a visitor in Vancouver from Melbourne, Australia,
accompanied by her small daughter,
DR. FRANK EMMONS, Arts '18, is
an outstanding brain specialist, and is
now practising in Vancouver.
McGuire, Arts '18), has not been teaching this year. She has been taking an
active part in the Alumni Players' Club,
directing a play in January and looking
after costumes for the spring performance.
MARY MacDONALD NICHOLSON, Arts '18, has a responsible secretarial position at the Vancouver General
Hospital, and has taken a very active
part in the Alumni Players' Club since its
MRS. JOHN RUSSELL (Ruth Fulton, Arts '18), is living in Rochester,
N. Y., where her husband is with the
Eastman Kodak Company.
MRS. CAMPION (lone Griffiths,
Arts '18), has been visiting in Vancouver
for some months.   She lives in England.
(Olive McLean, Arts '19), has just completed her first year in Medicine at
McGill with distinction.
(Catherine Maynard, Arts '19), is spending the summer in Vancouver, with her
three children. She expects to join her
husband in the fall at the Chibougamau
Mines in Northern Quebec. A member
of Sc. '24, he is an engineer with the
Consolidated Mining Company.
GORDON SCOTT, Arts '19, had the
honour of being appointed Assistant City
Prosecutor last fall in Vancouver.
DR. ALLAN PEEBLES, Arts '20, of
London, Ontario, a recognized authority
on medical economics, has just been
appointed technical advisor to the B. C.
Provincial Government on state health
WILLSON COATES, Arts '20, who
is with the Department of History and
Government at the University of Rochester, expects to visit Vancouver in the
near future.
JOHNNY BERTO, Arts '20, is in
England, representing the Shingle Manufacturers of British Columbia in an
endeavour to induce the Britishers to buy
more roofs.
'20, is a successful New York business
visitor to Vancouver last year, is reported
to be raising a model family.
Arts '20, arrived in Vancouver from
Japan early in June, bringing with her
her two children. Graduate Chronicle—July, 1935
DR. HUGH KEENLEYSIDE, attached to the Canadian Legation in Tokio,
has just returned from a trip to China.
He is expected in Vancouver at a later
BETH ABERNETHY, Arts '20, has
the honour to be the first woman as
assistant to the Registrar at U. B. C. She
is also Records Secretary of the Alumni
Bowes, Arts '21), is now living in
ART LORD has been appointed City
Solicitor for Vancouver.
Arts '21, is Assistant Director of the
Pacific Biological Station at Nanaimo.
DORIS FULTON, Arts '22, who is
still working with the Eastman Kodak
Company in Rochester, N. Y., is expected
on a visit to Vancouver this summer.
Aconley, Arts '22), is living at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, where her husband occupies a professor's chair.
(Dorothy Hopper, Arts '22), returned
recently from Chicago with their two
small daughters, and are living in Vancouver, where Bob has an important
position with B. C. Telephone Company.
PAUL WHITLEY, '22, was appointed
last year as Principal of Point Grey
Junior High School.
MRS. L. W. PICKLER (Margaret
Clarke, Arts '22), is now living in San
Metz, Arts '22), has her home at Stanford University where Lester is engaged
in academic work.
BEECHER WELD, Arts '22, is instructor of Physiology in the University
of Toronto, and is also practising
ALLAN HURST, Arts '22, is Principal of Revelstoke High School.
is with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
LLOYD L. BOLTON, Arts '22, is
Professor of Biology at Santa Clara
University, California.
'22, is a research chemist with the Northern Electric Company in Montreal.
J. ALLEN HARRIS, Arts '22, is the
youngest member of the Legislature,
representing the South Okanagan.
BLYTHE EAGLES, Arts '22, is on
the Faculty of Agriculture at U. B. C.
has been appointed Director of Social
Services for British Columbia. He has
been heard by the general public in a
number of very fine addresses during the
past year.
with the Actuarial Department of the
New York Life Insurance Company in
New York.
REV. H. T. ALLEN, Arts '23, was a
C. C. F. candidate in the last provincial
steen Leveson, Arts '23), is expected
home from China on a visit this summer.
MRS. P. E. WATERS (Mary Bul-
mer, Arts '23), is teaching music in
ISLAY JOHNSTON, Arts '23, is
doing interesting and valuable work in
occupational therapy amongst children in
a Montreal hospital.
ELSIE ROY, Arts '23, is now a primary supervisor in Vancouver City
Anderson, Arts '23), is a frequent and
valued contributor to the Book Review
section of the Vancouver Daily Province. Twenty-eight
The University of British Columbia
following an interesting period of social
work and studies at Bryn Mawr and
London, has taken up the cudgels for
social betterment in Canada. She was a
C. C. F. candidate in the last election.
FRANK TURNBULL, Arts '23, has
returned to Vancouver, and is practising
as a specialist in disorders of the nervous
JOHN W. SHIER, Arts '23, is also
practising medicine in Vancouver, while
WESLEY SIMPSON is Senior Interne
at the Vancouver General Hospital.
T. G. H. ELLIS, Arts '23, is with the
legal firm of Buell, Lawrance and Company, Vancouver.
Some of the members of Arts '23 in
the teaching profession are: MARION
brought honour to her class by winning,
in company with WESSIE TIPPING,
the Gold Medal (Prix de Langue) of the
French Academy for 1935, in recognition
of their learned recent theses, "Le Roman
Francais de 1660 a 1680," and "Segrais,
l'homme et l'oeuvre," (Paris, 1933),
after graduating from McGill, married
Dr. Charles Mirabile, and both are now
practising medicine  in  Hartford,  Conn.
chosen Rhodes Scholar for Arts '24, has
been persuaded to enter the movies, and
is now connected with one of the most
popular film companies in Hollywood.
Watch for pictures starring "Alan Livingstone" at your neighbourhood theatre.
JOCK LUNDIE, Arts '24, is still
with the Pulp and Paper plant at Powell
PAUL McLANE is now Canadian
Trade Commissioner at Kobe, Japan.
STANLEY MILLER has been distinguishing himself since college days in
law. He is president of the Chamber of
Civic Affairs, one of the younger members of the Library Board, and is in all
a credit to Arts '24.
LYLE MUNN is another of our budding politicians. Although in the profession of law with the firm of Bell and
Macnaghten, he still finds time to interest
himself in the affairs of government, and
has the honour of being President of the
Young Liberal movement in Vancouver.
Jones, Arts '24), is still living in California in spite of the harrowing experiences she suffered during the earthquake
at Long Beach two years ago.
HOWARD GOODWIN, Arts '24, has
chosen advertising as a career and is at
present with the firm of F. W. Marsh in
BRINK, Arts '24, are prominent business men in the city. The former interested in lumber exporting; the latter is
sales manager for the bond department
of Pemberton's Limited.
pin) and little daughter, Jane, are at
present visitors to Vancouver, where
they are happy to bask in the sunshine
after the rigours of a winter in Edmonton, where Jack, our popular President
of the Alma Mater Society, is busily
engaged in his favourite vocation, newspaper work. He is circulation manager
of the Edmonton Bulletin.
Teeple, Arts '24), is a very energetic
club woman, and is a member of the
Welfare Federation Committee and the
Alumni Players' Club.
DR. LUCY and DR. LORNE MORGAN, Arts '24, are still with the University of Toronto in the Department of
Social Science. Graduate Chronicle—July, 1935
MRS. T. C. STEWART (Phyllis
(Ivadele Hyland), MRS. RALPH CAS-
SELMAN (Frances McMorris), and
are all prominent members of the University Women's Club.
It was very interesting to note in the
socity column of a Seattle paper that
MRS. HOWARD BELL (Edith Knowl-
ing, Arts '24) is representing our University in the university club life of the
Sound City.
YONEMURA, Arts '24, is becoming
famous for his journalistic work, and has
written many interesting articles for
various magazines, proving his ability to
take prizes in writing as well as in the
oratory for which he was noted at the
is in the Department of English in the
University of Wisconsin.
CARL TOMAN, Arts '24, is lecturing
in the Department of Geology at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
FRED BRAND, Arts '24, is lecturing
in Mathematics in our own University.
Many members of Arts '24 have chosen
the teaching profession: LOUISE ELLIOTT, LILLIAN COPE, FRANCES
LIMPUS are on the staff at Kitsilano
High School. DOROTHY PECK is at
Templeton Junior High School.
TURNER are at Victoria High School.
MARIE CHAPIN, Arts '24, is in her
own home town of Kelowna, while
HELEN REITH, Arts '24, is at Pen-
EILEEN HARMON, Arts '24, is on
the staff of Kamloops High School,
DENZIL JONES, Arts '24, is principal
of Cloverdale High School, and ERL-
ING BURTON, Arts '24, who is being
married in June, teaches at Abbotsford.
'24, is in the Duke of Connaught High
School in New Westminster.
also distinguishing themselves in various
high schools throughout the province.
HYSLOP, all of Arts '24, are members
of the legal profession.
(Rena McRae), the Permanent Vice-
President of Arts '24, is still pursuing
the elusive gold and silver through the
various mining fields of British Columbia, and is at present stationed at
Premier, B. C.
HELEN CREELMAN, Arts '24, has
had a most successful career as a
librarian, and is the jovial instructor in
charge of the Kitsilano High School
(Grace Smith, Arts '25), passed through
Vancouver recently with her husband,
en route to Europe from their home in
Osaka, Japan.
MARY HARVEY, Arts '25, who has
been doing secretarial work in Japan for
the past few years, plans to leave shortly
to take up residence in London.
EDWARD CHAPMAN, Arts '25, has
been working for his Ph.D. at the University of London during the last two
years. He expects to return to the
University of Utah this fall, where he
lectures in English Literature.
GEORGE VINCENT, Arts '26, now
residing in London, is reported to be an
ardent Black Shirt, and organizer for the
Fascist Party in England. He is also a
coming journalist. Thirty
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ELSIE DAVIES, Arts '25, has gone
to France for three months post-graduate
MARION MITCHELL, Arts '26, has
been awarded the Federation of University Women's Scholarship, and is continuing her historical research work in
EARLE BIRNEY, Arts '26, is studying for his Ph.D. in London and on the
MR. and MRS. GORDON D. TELFORD (Mary Esler), both of Arts '26,
are living in Cambridge, Massachusetts,
where Gordon is an assistant in the
Philosophy Department of Harvard.
DOROTHY BROWN, Arts '27, is
working in the laboratories of the California Packing Corporation.
'27, is taking an active part in theatrical
work, going to Ottawa with the Embassy
Players in "St. Joan."
JEAN GILLEY, Arts '27, is secretary
to Dr. Harry Cassidy, Arts '23, in
HUBERT KING, Arts '27, is chairman of the Board of Trade in Abbots-
ford, where he is practising law.
TED MORRISON, Arts '27, with his
bride, attended the Alumni Reunion
Dance at Christmas. He resides at Poca-
tello, Idaho.
KAYE LAMB, Arts '27, has been
appointed Provincial Archivist, succeeding the late Mr. Hossie.
'28, has won a National Research Scholarship, and is studying in Ottawa.
RALPH JAMES, Ph.D., Arts '28,
has been appointed Professor of Mathematics at Stanford. He also plans to be
married this summer.
'28, is Superintendent of Welfare for
the Provincial Government. George is
also being married in July.
BILL TAYLOR, Ph.D., Arts '28,
who for the past year has been on the
University of British Columbia staff, has
been appointed to carry on an economic
survey of America and Europe under the
Carnegie Trust Fund.
HELEN MATHESON, Arts '28, who
for the past three years has been in
London, Paris, and Stockholm, is returning this summer.
'28, is opening a practice in Vancouver
this June.
FERDY MUNRO, Ph.D., Arts '28,
has been appointed Professor of Chemistry at the University of Philadelphia.
Ferdy also was married last year.
Weaver, Arts '28), was again a visitor
in Vancouver during the past winter.
Her home in London serves as a rendezvous for University of British Columbia
grads, and she also sees many of them in
her travels through France and Germany.
KAY BAIRD, Arts '28, is studying at
Teachers' College, Columbia, and lives at
International House, and MILLA ALI-
HAN, Arts '28, is teaching Sociology at
Barnard College.
ALICE WHITE, Arts '28, is a frequent visitor to New York from Greenwich, Connecticut, where she teaches in
a private school.
JEAN TOLMIE, Arts '28, has entered
the legal profession in Calgary.
ELEANOR DYER, Arts '29, has a
teaching fellowship in German at the
University of Wisconsin.
is Assistant Editor of the Vernon News.
MRS. W. L. ATTRIDGE (Mildred
Campbell), secured her Ph.D. from
Toronto, and is now residing there.
Carter, Arts '29), attended the Alumni
Reunion Dance at Christmas while home
on a short visit from Pocatello, Idaho. Graduate Chronicle—July, 1935
(Margaret Grant, Arts '29), left last
September for Chicago, where her husband has a Research Fellowship in
JEAN ANDREW, Arts '29, has a
position with the International Fisheries
Commission in Seattle.
has given up teaching for newspaper
work in London.
RUSSELL MUNN, Arts '30, is now
at Norris, Tennessee, where he is coordinating the library services of that
area under the Federal Government.
TOMMY BERTO, Arts '30, has arranged for Vocational Guidance lectures
to University students under the auspices
of the Alumni Association.
SIDNEY RISK, Arts '30, has been
studying the drama in London during the
past year. In that time he has contributed
a number of interesting articles to the
Vancouver Daily Province.
having won a scholarship, continued her
studies in the Psychiatric Branch of
Social Work at McGill, securing her
M.A. degree this spring.
ALD and ALEX. SMITH, Arts '30,
have all been active in the Alumni
Players' Club.
MARY McPHEE, Nursing '30, was
engaged in her profession in China until
her marriage in 1935.
JEAN TELFORD, Arts '31, is to
marry Kim Nicholls in August, and will
then go to live at Santa Barbara, where
Kim is manager of the Retail Credit
BERT GRIFFIN, Arts '31, is engaged
in the legal profession at Smithers, while
CAMPBELL are budding lawyers in
JAMES GIBSON, Arts '31, Rhodes
Scholar for 1931-34, has secured a secretarial position in connection with a British Government scheme for placing boys
in a farm school at Duncan, B. C.
JACK STREIGHT, Arts '31, is in
New Westminster.
Engaged in Social Service in Vancouver work are: ANN FERGUSON with
with the Children's Aid Society; MARGARET DICK and MARION MACDONALD with the Family Welfare
Bureau, and BESSIE KENNEDY with
the Catholic Children's Aid Society.
HELEN BOUTILIER is teaching at
Chilliwack, BETTY BUCKLAND at
Mission, RUTH FIELDS in Victoria
Ladysmith, and VERNA GALLOWAY
at Nanaimo. BARRY HARFORD is a
Dominie at Grand Forks. MARIE
HOLLOWAY is at Enderby, and
Reservation School at Ahousat, V. I.
DICK LENDRUM is at Duncan.
Other members of Arts '31 in the
teaching profession are: MARGARET
MOSCROP at Burns Lake, NORMA
SMITH at Coquitlam; and the following
in Vancouver: MARGARET MUIR-
JACK FROST is in fourth year Medicine at McGill, while MALCOLM
HEBB has a teaching fellowship at
NORMAN INGLEDEW and WILFRED TAIT have taken over the Dairying Plant at the University of British
ERIC NORTH is mining in the
Bridge River area, and GEORGE
CORNWALL is Chief Assayist at the
Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine. Thirty-two
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HARRY LANG is an insurance representative at Vernon.
JACK MacDONALD is with the
Kootenay Light and Power Company at
Trail, CHARLIE SCHULTZ is with
the Forestry Department at Victoria, and
LYLE JESTLEY is at the University
of Alberta.
dorothy Mackenzie, geral-
KILPATRICK are public health nurses
at Qualicum and Cowichan, V. I.
WRIGHT are engaged in secretarial
work, the former with the Economic
Council in Victoria, the latter in Toronto.
is with the Hudson's Bay Company,
GIB HENDERSON is a druggist, and
EDGAR BROWN is a journalist with
the Daily Province.
SHILVOCK are with Home Oil Distributors, and HELEN TRITES is secretary for Otis Fensom Elevator Company.
HELEN MAGUIRE, Arts '31, is
secretary to the manager of the United
Air Lines, Vancouver, and recently completed an educational air-tour of the
Pacific Coast route south to Los Angeles
and east to Salt Lake City.
bacteriologist at the Vancouver General
Hospital. DON GRANT is accountant
in the same institution.
ENID WYNESS, Arts '32, is now
chief clerk in the Collections Office in
the Provincial Secretary's Department.
Arts '32 had the distinction of having
three Rhodes Scholars selected from its
members. TOM BROWN is expected
home shortly, after successfully completing his three years at Oxford, while
LAWRENCE JACK has still to complete his term. TOM McKEOWN, the
appointee for 1935, has just received his
Ph.D. from McGill in Biochemistry.
TOM BURGESS is with the B.C.
Electric, KENNETH MARTIN with
the Shell Oil, and BUD MURRAY with
the Imperial Oil at loco.
PAT HARVEY, Arts '32, has just
returned from an interesting visit to
ISOBEL BESCOBY, Arts '32, is in
charge of the Elementary Division of the
Provincial Correspondence School in
Victoria. She has reorganized the department, and is receiving high praise from
educational authorities for her work in
this connection. She also received her
M.A. at Congregation in May, 1935.
FRASER MacKAY, Arts '32, is contemplating matrimony, the lucky man
being James Weir of Nelson, B. C.
(Mary Darnbrough, 'Arts '33), are in
the interior of British Columbia, where
Rod, a member of Science '33, is adding
to the power of the province's mineral
MAX COLLINGTON HUMPHREY, Arts '33, was ordained early in
editor of the Ubyssey in his graduating
year of 1933, is now guiding the editorial
destinies of the Trail Times.
KILLAM are the parents of the first
member of the second generation of Arts
'33. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Killam and
son have been living in Toronto.
vice-president of Arts '33, has the distinction of being the farthest-away married graduate. She and husband, Frank
Fournier, live in Borneo.
Two members of the class of Arts '33
have been pursuing their studies in
England for the past two years. CELIA
FLORENCE LUCAS, daughter of Mrs.
C. Lucas of the University Health Service, is studying music in London. WILLIAM H. Q. CAMERON, doughty ex- Graduate Chronicle—July, 1935
president of the Players' Club, has been
at Oxford.
Of interest to the class of Arts '33 was
the enlistment of its Honorary President,
DR. ALLEN HARRIS, first in the field
of politics, and, second, in the ranks of
Arts '33 is well represented in the
teaching profession. Some of those in
Vancouver schools are: MOLLY
Lillooet, and MARGARET PURVIS at
Peace River.
KAY CROSBY is a librarian in
Toronto, LOUISE KERR is in business,
and BETTY GRANT is studying law in
ISABEL ARTHUR is with the traveling library in the Fraser Valley, and
RUTH WITBECK is an organizer for
the Junior Red Cross Society. FRANCIS
LUCAS has joined the advertising department of the Hudson's Bay Company.
DOROTHY WALKER is continuing
her studies at Toronto Conservatory of
Music, while DON DAVIDSON is
engaged in research at the University of
The Wells Mining Corporation employs JIM DONALDSON, STAN
and PETE FOWLER work for the Trail
Smelter Company.
JOHN BARDSLEY, Arts '33, is in
Powell River, while ERNIE CARS-
WELL is with the Home Oil Distributors.
LYLE HODNET is listed amongst
the U. B. C. colony at Ottawa.
DOROTHY TATE, Arts '33, is
attached to the Saanich Health Centre as
a nurse, and DOROTHY PHELPS is
at the Whitehorse Hospital.
Although graduates of but one year,
the members of  '34 are already finding
their places. The legal profession claims :
ARNOLD CLIFF, all of Arts '34.
Mining, too, has taken its toll, with
RAY MACONACHIE at Premier, and
PAT HURLEY, Arts '34, employed by
the Vancouver Island Gold Mines.
Several are continuing their studies.
MACKAY WHITELAW, Arts '34, won
distinction in his medical course at
McGill this year, while DOUG. McIN-
TYRE combines basketball coaching
with a course in Education at Alberta.
NANCY SYMES, Arts '34, is doing
work at Cambridge; DON. McTAVISH
at Oxford, and HARRY PEARSON,
Arts '34, is taking Agriculture at University of British Columbia. GORDON
STRONG, Arts '34, is working on a
scholarship at Chicago University.
ALISON REID, who has been nursing in England, is home for a visit; while
MARGARET CLARKE, Arts '34, has
deserted Vancouver for Scotland to be
married, the rumour goes.
working for Canadian Industries in
Arts '34, has returned to his native land
as Assistant Professor of Economics at
Kobe University.
applying her business training to her new-
job with the Robert Simpson Company
of Regina.
Scarcely an issue of the daily papers
but some graduate of University of
British Columbia is mentioned as the
recipient of new honours. DR. W.
ATTRIDGE has received a Research
Scholarship; CHARLES C. STRACH-
AN has received his M.Sc. from University of Oregon, and STUART M.
JAMIESON has been appointed as
assistant in Sociology at McGill. He will
have an opportunity of further study
toward a higher degree.
Of interest to friends of SALLY
MURPHY  CREIGHTON will be the Thirty-four
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news that her husband, John W. Creigh-
ton of Toronto, has been awarded a
coveted research scholarship in literature,
which gives him a year's study in
WELLS COATES, Sc. '21, is making
his mark in London as an architect of
outstanding ability. He belongs to the
"Unit One" artist group, and in addition
to designing stage settings has had his
plans for the British Broadcasting Corporation studios accepted. The unique
Isokon Flats in London were also designed by him.
A. S. LOWELL, supervising principal
of Nanaimo Schools, was given the Fer-
gusson Memorial Award for 1934 by the
British Columbia Teachers' Federation.
T. C. BOYES, originally of Arts '16,
whose career was interrupted by the
War, graduated in the summer of 1928,
and last year was appointed Superintendent of the Boys' Industrial School.
W. PENDERLEITH, Arts '31, has
secured his B.Paed. from Toronto, and
has been appointed Inspector of Schools
in the Peace River District.
J. A. CREIGHTON, Arts '34, has had
his M.A. thesis, "Central Banking in
Canada," published, while W. D.
KNOTT and R. T. SHARP have both
secured their Doctorate — the former
from Toronto, the latter from Columbia.
J. N. BURNETT has the distinction
of being the first Summer Session
student to be President of the Alumni.
He gives to this office energetic leadership, in spite of the fact that he is but
two years wed, and is principal of Aberdeen School.
CHARLES WRIGHT, sole graduate
in Sc. '17, was a recent visitor from
Trail, where he is employed by the Consolidated as a chemist. He has a wife and
three charming little daughters.
DON MORRISON, Sc. '21, was married in 1934 to June York, a southern
belle. He is superintendent of the Shell
Oil Refinery at Montreal. His one son
has red hair, too.
W. A. BECKELL, Sc. '22, is manager
of Coast Quarries Ltd.
W. O. BANFIELD, Sc. '22, is with
the Norwich Union Fire Insurance
H. DOYLE, Sc. '22, is at Trail with
the Consolidated Mining and Smelting
Company Ltd.
S. ANDERSON, Sc. '22, is on the
Engineering Staff of the B. C. Electric
Railway Company, Vancouver.
J. WATSON, Sc. '22, is with the B. C.
Telephone Company at Vancouver.
J. F. WALKER, Sc. '22, is Provincial
Mineralogist, with headquarters in Victoria, B. C.
E. M. COLES, Sc. '22, is with the
Westinghouse Company in Hamilton,
W. O. SCOTT, Sc. '22, is at the
Engineer Mine near Atlin.
BILL HATCH, Sc. '22, is at Britannia
R. W. GORANSON, Sc. '22, is actively engaged in Geological work in British
ED. EMMONS, Sc. '22, is at the
Pioneer Mine.
City Surveyor for the City of Vancouver.
TONY RICE, Sc. '23, received his
Ph.D. in Geology at the California Institute of Technology last summer, and is
now in the neighbourhood of Duncan,
recently returned to British Columbia to
take charge of a branch of the Atlas
Diesel Company. Graduate Chronicle—July, 1935
CHRIS SIVERTZ, Sc. '23, and his
family spent last summer at Point
Roberts, returning to London, Ontario,
in the fall to resume professional duties.
BILL URE, the Permanent Secretary
of Sc. '23, is a Professor at the University of British Columbia, and warns
members of the class that a "Who's
Who" of the class will be prepared in the
near future.
CURTIS DEAN, Sc. '23, is in charge
of the Shell Oil Refinery near Port
Moody, having returned from California.
FRED LAIRD, Sc. '23, was a visitor
last year from the University of St.
Mining claims a large group of Science
'24: H. C. GIEGERICH, Sc. '24, is with
the Consolidated as Mine Superintendent
at   Chibougamau   Gold   Fields,   Quebec;
V. GWYTHER, Sc. '24, with the B. C.
Nickel at Choate; A. E. JURE, Sc. '24,
with the Consolidated at Kimberley;
while GEORGE LIPSEY, Sc. '24, is
assistant mine superintendent at Britannia. J. C. McCUTCHEON. Sc. '24, is
at Premier; P. B. STROYAN, Sc. '24,
at Trail; J. M. WOLVERTON, Sc. '24,
at Kimberley; and C. G. McLACHLAN
and GEORGE NORMAN, Sc. '24, hold
important posts at Coppercliffe. D.
CAMPBELL, Sc. '24, is superintendent
at Big Missouri mine.
Academic careers have been chosen bv:
PERCY BARR, Sc. '24, who is at the
Universitv of California, College of
Agriculture; A. H. FINLAY, Sc. '24, at
University of British Columbia; H. D.
WALLIS, Sc. '24, at Victoria High
School; and F. F. OSBORNE, Sc. '24,
in the Department of Geology at McGill.
and R. C. GRAHAM, all of Sc. '24, are
electrical engineers, the first being with
the Westinghouse Company in Seattle,
while the latter are in Vancouver.
BRITTON BROCK, Sc. '26, is now in
South Africa, where he has accepted an
important mining post until 1940.
W. A. BAIN, Sc. '26, is with the B. C.
Pulp and Paper Company at Woodfibre.
Sc. '26, are with the City Engineer's
office, Vancouver.
A. M. RICHMOND, Sc. '26, is working under the British Columbia Department of Mines in Vancouver.
T. LOWDEN, Sc. '26, is employed by
Gordon Belyea Company, Vancouver.
T. NORTH, Sc. '26, is with the Canadian Marconi Company in Montreal.
C. TIMLECK, Sc. '26, is working for
the Canadian Ingersoll Rand Company,
in the Winnipeg office.
R. L. TODD, Sc. '26, and R.
BROWN, Sc. '27, are with the Imperial
Oil Company at loco, B. C.
J. G. D'AOUST, Sc. '27, is living in
Powell River, B. C.
W. J. PHILIPS, Sc. '27, is stationed
at    Ibadon,    Nigeria,    attached    to   the
Nigerian Survey Service.
A. STEWART, Sc. '28, and R. B.
YOUNG, Sc. '28, are with the Hydro-
graphic Survey of Canada, with headquarters in Victoria.
W. W. BLANKENBACH, Sc. '29, is
a chemist with the B. C. Sugar Refinery
in Vancouver.
C. E. CORNISH, Sc. '29, is Assistant
Engineer in Vancouver on the Big Bend
Highway near Golden, B. C.
R. G. McDIARMID, Sc. '30, is
chemist with the Shell Oil Company at
Shellburn, B. C.
M. S. HEADLY, Sc. '30, is Geologist
at Bralorne Mines.
J. E. McDONALD, Sc. '31, is in
South Slocan with the West Kootenay
Power and Light Company.
C. D. SCHULTZ, Sc. '31, and I. C.
McQUEEN, Sc. '32, are in the Forest
Branch of the Department of Mines,
stationed at Victoria. Thirty-six
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ROY GRAHAM, Sc. '30, is on the
Geology  Staff  at University of British
Columbia,   after    studying   for several
years at other universities.
TOM GROVES, Sc. '31, is carrying
on operations in a timber concession at
Port Neville, B. C.
HARRY NELEMS, Sc. '31, has gone
with his bride to Johannesburg, South
JAMES PIKE, Sc. '31, is an engineer
with the Monachee Mine, Vernon; while
KENNETH DOBSON, Sc. '31, has
departed for the Philippines as superintendent of a mine at Bagnio.
F. W. RICHARDSON, Sc. '32, is a
Land Surveyor at Wrells, B. C.
C. MADSEN, Sc. '32, is an Assayer
at Pioneer Mine.
FRANK BUCKLAND, Sc. '31, is a
Geological Engineer in Quebec.
WALTER LIND, Sc. '32, has taken
the place of Professor Weems in the
Science faculty at University of British
McRAE and TREDIDGA, Sc. '33, are
engaged in research work at the California Institute of Technology.
L. HODNETT, Sc. '33, and W. B.
SMITH, Sc. '33, are with the National
Research Council at Ottawa.
N. E. McCONNELL, Sc. '33, and
C. H. SMITH, Sc. '33, have recently
been appointed to the Geological Survey
of Canada.
J. V. ROGERS, Sc. '33, has a position
with the Churchill River Power Company in Northern Saskatchewan.
S. G. COWAN, Sc. '33, last summer
became a member of the Royal Canadian
Air Force.
Other members of Sc. '33 have not
travelled so far afield: C. S. ALLEN
and J. M. CUMMINGS, Sc. '33, are
instructors in Forestry and Geology,
respectively,   at   University   of   British
Columbia; while A. WEBSTER, Sc. '33,
is in the District Engineer's offices at
Work Point Barracks, Victoria.
'33, are in the Assay Office of the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company
at Trail, while S. N. CARRE, Sc. '33, is
Electrician with the Island Mountain
Mine, and J. D. MOORE, Sc. '33, with
the Consolidated Gold Alluvials of British
Columbia, at Wingdam, B. C.
H. MOORHEAD and R. H. RICHMOND, Sc. '33, are with the B. C. Pulp
and Paper at Port Alice.
The Faculty of Agriculture continues
to send forth graduates who take a
prominent part in the life of the province.
Seven per cent are continuing their
studies; 34 per cent are in business; 34
per cent in professional and government
service; 6 per cent are teaching; 14 per
cent are farming; and the occupations of
the remainder are unrecorded.
LYLE ATKINSON, Ag. '25, received
his M.S.A. this year, having carried on
extensive research in his field—Dairying.
An M.S.A. of 1934 is EILEEN DES-
BRISAY, whose thesis, "Absorption of
Mineral Ions by the Plant, and the Effect
on its Metabolism," has received favourable comment.
R. C. PALMER, Ag. '21, is superintendent of the Dominion Experimental
Farm at Summerland; L. M. GODFREY
is at Beaver Lodge; while DON SUTHERLAND, Ag. '30, is District Agriculturist for Smithers area.
KENNETH CAPLE, Ag. '25, is still
the successful principal of Summerland
High School, where he and his wife (nee
Bice Clegg) give a welcome to the visiting Players' Club from season to season.
R. C. HARRIS, Ag. '22, has attained
to a professorship on the staff of the
Faculty of Agriculture, University of
British Columbia. Graduate Chronicle—July, 1935
E. C. HOPE, Ag. '24, lectures in
Agricultural Economics at the University
of Saskatchewan.
("BILL") OSBORNE are putting their
agricultural theories into practical effect
on farms at Vernon and Lavington,
B. C, respectively.
HENRY M. SHAW, Ag. '32, and
VERNON KOGA, Ag. '33, have sought
a livelihood in China, the former being
Assistant Manager of an importing and
exporting produce firm in Shanghai, the
latter assistant to the Consul General at
Mukden, Manchuria.
ROLFE M. FORSYTH, Ag. '31, has
been conducting Chicken Sexing classes
in England and Denmark, while C. D.
McKENZIE, Ag. '29, is carrying on with
his studies at Rowett Institute, University
of Edinburgh.
H. S. GUTTERIDGE, now of Ottawa,
has just received recognition at McGill
for research in the field of animal nutrition breeding.
Irene Mounce, Ph.D., Plant Pathologist in the Botany Division of the Central, has varied her usual work with
investigations into the problem of what
has happened to the Eel Grass on the
Atlantic coast. The disappearance of the
plant has ruined a growing business in
insulating material and is threatening to
destroy the flocks of wild geese that
ordinarily feed on it.
A. E. Richards, Ag. '23, last year's
president of the University of British
Columbia group in Ottawa, is a member
of the Economics Branch of the Department of Agriculture, and is concerned
with Marketing Boards, apple crops,
prices and the economic situation. He has
turned over the presidency to Paul
Vroom, who works to suppress foreign
pests in Canadian agriculture.
H. S. Gutteridge, Poultry Husbandry-
man, and S. C. Barry, Assistant Chief
of the Poultry Division, complete the
British Columbia group in the Department of Agriculture.
The names of C. S. Evans, Harry
Gunning, F. A. Kerr, Desmond Kidd,
Hal Norman, and Cliff Stockwell may
be seen on numerous reports of the
Geological Survey covering explorations
of widely scattered parts of Canada.
University of British Columbia is
represented at the Dominion Bureau of
Statistics, whence emanate nightly "Facts
About Canada" by A. H. Le Neveu,
Whitely, and Elizabeth Johnson.
At the National Research Council are:
W. E. Graham, the leather expert; D. F.
Stedman, whose fractionating column is
arousing great interest among oil men;
L. E. Hodnett, whose hobby is non-
metallic minerals; Alan Gill, now secretary of the Canadian Government Purchasing Standards Committee; L. E.
Howlett, specialist in optics; and F. H.
Sanders, Assistant to the Director of
Canada's place among the nations is
watched by the Department of External
Affairs, where committees of the House
of Commons, meetings of the League of
Nations, and empire conferences are
familiar problems to Norman Robertson
and Alfred Rive.
As Research Assistant to the Tariff
Board, Phyllis Gregory Turner also
watches the economic trends with an expert's understanding.
Barbara Brock is a welcome visitor to
the Ottawa group, while she is acting as
hostess for her father, the Honourable
Grote Stirling. Thirty-eight
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Mrs.    A.    C.    Halfredahl     (Dorothy Madge Gill is Head Librarian of the
Bowes) and Mrs. G. A. Ledingham are National Research Council Library,
silent partners in their respective house- „         _  ,    .     .      ,      ,               , ,. .
holds -Koss Tolmie is the latest addition to
the   Ottawa   colony.    He  has  just  been
Bonnie Gill is social service nurse for appointed   Assistant   to   Fraser   Elliott,
the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Esq., of the Income Tax Department.
Dr.  W.   Attridge  of  Toronto  to  Dr.
Mildred Campbell, Arts '26.
Frank  W7aites,   Arts   '32,  to   Winona
Straight, Arts '26.
F. M. Wallace, Arts '26, to Dorothy
Arkwright, Arts '26.
Ronald Gordon, '27, to Sheila Phipps,
Arts '26.
David   Verchere,   Arts   '26,   to   Kitty
Cyril Selby to Mary McKee, Arts '26.
E. Eades to Jessie Aske, Nursing '29.
Bob Brooks, Arts '31, to Anne Taylor,
Arts '28.
Ian  Gibson,  Arts  '19,  to  Mrs.  Jean
Robert  Griffiths,  Arts   '29,  to  Hazel
Harry   Nelems,   Sc.   '31,   to   Dorothy
Keillor, Arts '30.
Douglas Pollock, Arts '30, to Frances
Duncan Maxwell, Arts  '30, to Kath-
erine Roberts.
Dr. J. Shier to Grace Hilton, Nursing
Ted   Morrison,   Arts   '26,   to   Mary '30.
' ' Conway Parrott of Victoria to Kath-
Dr. Malcolm Robertson of Toronto to leen Brown, Arts '30.
Margaret Grant, Arts '29.
Alan Chandler, Arts '29, to Jean Ballard, Arts '29.
Frank Read to Beatrice Davis, Arts '30.
James Pike, Sc. '30, to Pat Newlands,
Arts '31.
Bill Bain, Sc. '26, to Maude Travers. A,      ™      iiT^     ^     n      ja^
Alan Plaunt to Dorothy Pound, Arts
G. F. V. Middleton to Elaine Jackson,    '30.
Arts   29- Dr. J. Moscovich to Mary Armstrong,
Dr. Harry Warren, Arts '25, to Mar-     Nursing '30.
garet Tisdall. Akx   Smh^ Artg ^ tQ Ed;th Jngle_
F. Cotterell to Grace Teetzel, Arts '29.    dew.
O.  Aune  to  Louella  Stangland,  Arts        Alan Todd, Arts '30, to Ella St. Pierre,
•29. Arts '30.
G. Phillips, Arts '27, to Mary Ricketts, Leslie Brooks, Arts '28, to Ethel Elliot,
Arts '29.                                                           Nursing '32.
Bill   Ingledew,   Arts   '27,   to   Thelma        Ernest   Bull,   Arts   '28,   to   Margaret
Colledge, Arts '29. Jean Carder, Arts '32.
Ian Shaw, Arts '19, to Mary Anderson,        Tom Groves, Sc. '31, to Betty White-
Arts '25. side, Arts '30. Graduate Chronicle—July, 1935 Thirty-nine
H. S. Laugharne of Osaka. Japan, to Ralph   Argue,   '26,   to   Alice   Smith,
Grace Smith, Arts '25. Arts '31.
Hubert King,  Arts  '27,  to Katherine Roy Temple, Arts '31, to Adis Sims.
' ' Arnold Henderson, Com. '31, to Doris
John Farris, Arts '31, to Dorothy Col-    Likely.
' ' Frank Buckland, Sc. '31, to Dr. Irene
L.  W.  Pickler of  San Francisco to    Koerber of North Hampton, Mass.
Margaret Clark, Arts '24. T^ ,    ~ , „
s Kenneth   Dobson,   Sc.   '31,   to   Una
Thomas   Denny  to   Margaret   Harris,     Osborne of Vernon.
Sandy   Smith,   Sc.   '31,   to   Florence
Cyril   Manning   to   Mary   Matheson,     Whitney of Victoria.
Alan   Estabrook,   Sc.   '31,   to   Helen
William   Bride,   Arts   '28,   to   Norah    Sangster.
Hugh Hodgins to Peggy Hellas, Nurs-
Lex McKillop, Arts '25, to Lucy Ross,    ing '31.
Arts '28
Kenneth Moffat, Arts '28, to Victoria
Alan   Walker   of   Shanghai   to   Mary     Gardner, Arts '28.
McPhee, Nursing '30. „■„ „ »       ,-,„       ,, ™ ,,
s Bill Brown, Arts '28, to Margaret Bell
W. E. Ricker of Toronto to Marion    of Montreal.
Cardwell, Nursing '29. „     ,   „ „ .
frank r'ourmer, Science, to Jean Mc-
Ted Baynes, Sc. '32, to Jean Cameron,    Diarmid, Arts '33.
Arts '32
Kenneth   Noble,   Arts   '28,   to   Jessie
Dr. Allen Harris, Arts '22, to Yvonne    McPhail.
Donald   Farris,   Arts   '28,   to   Shirley
Leslie O'Neil to Henrietta Thompson.     Fraser.
Alex Greig to Frances Fraser, Arts '31.        Alan   Jones,   Arts   '28,   to   Gertrude
Hillas, Arts '28.
Ralph Brown, Arts '31, to Madge Rankin  Arts '27 Lyle Atkinson, Ag. '25, to Jean Wright,
Arts '28.
Leonard Peel to Nan Forsyth, Arts '31.
Roden Irving, Sc. '33, to Mary Darn-
Rowland   Green,   Arts   '26,  to   Mary    brough, Arts '33.
Herbison, Arts '31.
Esson Young, Arts '33, to Peggy Cor-
Melville    Chater    to    Betty    Moore,    njsn Arts '33
Arts '31.
Ralph    Farris,    Arts   '29,    to   Bettie
Tom Lott, Agriculture, to Maud Hut-    Bacone of Chicago,
son, Arts '31.
R. C. ("Pat") Williams to Mavis Rich,
Bill Hyndman to Marjorie Peel, Arts     Arts '33
Bruce Sutherland to Mary Ball, Arts '31.
James   Dunn,   Arts   '30,   to   Frances
Robinson, Arts '31. Irving Smith, Sc. '31, to Irene Rigney.
Don    Weeks    to    Margery    Robson,        Dr. John Ross Davidson, Arts '24, to
Arts '31. Lillian Buchanan. Forty
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John   Stoneman   Burton   to   Florence
Murray Brink to Zoe Farrand.
Mr.   Bert  Smith,  Arts  '25,  to   Mona
Wales, Arts '28.
Mr. John Allardyce, Arts '18, to  Henrietta McKenzie, Arts '27.
F. J. Wreir to Fraser McKay.
Dr.   George   Davidson,   Arts   '28,   to
Ruth Henderson, Arts '30., .
Dr.  Harry Ashton of Cains College,
Cambridge, to Mrs. Anne Earle.
Robert Smith to Jean Holland, Arts
Edmund Mulhern, Arts '27, to Muriel
Purvis of Calgary.
Edythe   Winter,   Arts   '27,   to   Cyril
Neurotsos of Montreal.
Reginald   Orr   to   Edna   J.   Rogers,
Arts '22.
Dr. Lavell Leeson to Mary Chapman,
Arts '23.
Kenneth  Fraser   to   Jane   Stevenson,
Arts '32.
A. H. Le Neveu, Arts '23, to Helen
Margaret Radigan of Guelph, Ontario.
Willard Thompson, Arts '23, to Dorothy Von Der Heide of New York .
To Mr. and Mrs. Irvine Keenleyside
(Angela Van Vooght), a daughter, 1934.
To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Beaton   (Elizabeth
Douglas), a daughter, 1934.
To   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Harley   Hatfield
(Edith Tisdall), a son, 1934.
To   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Charles   Mottley
(Jean Cranston), a son, 1933.
To Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Smith (Helen
Whiteside), a daughter, 1933.
To   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Charles   Stewart
(Freda Wilson), a son, 1932.
To   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Steve   Atkinson
(Sally Collier), a son, 1935.
To Mr. and Mrs. Walter Owen (Jean
Dowler), a son, 1933.
To Dr. and Mrs. Robert Wright (Joan
Creer), a son, 1932.
To Mr. and Mrs. John Oliver (Mary
Robertson), a son, 1935.
To Mr. and Mrs. C. G. McLachlan,
a daughter, 1935.
To Mr. and Mrs. Neil McCallum, a
daughter, 1934.
To Mr. and Mrs. Van Wickle (Norma
Clark) of Bellingham, a daughter, 1935.
To Mr. and Mrs. Campion (lone Griffith, Arts '18), a son, 1935.
To Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Dean (Hazel
Wilband, Arts '19), twins—a boy and a
To Dr. and Mrs. Harry V. Warren, a
daughter, 1935.
To Mr. and Mrs. Hector Munroe (E.
Almond, Arts '27), a son, 1934.
To Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Meekison, a
son, 1934.
To Mr. and Mrs. Bob McLuckie, a
son, 1934.
Mrs.  James   Lawrence,  nee  Kathleen
Peck, Arts '17.
Mrs.   L.  B.   Boggs  of  Penticton,  nee
Olive Orr, Arts '17.
Peter  Black,  Arts   '31,   at   Montreal,
May, 1935.
W. Ray McLeod, Arts '29.
Bill Maclnnes, Arts '34, 1934.
Dr. F. C. Walker, 1934.
Dr. H. N. Thomson, 1935.
J. V. Dalton, Sc. '32, May,  1935, in
During the year many Scholarships, Fellowships and Bursaries have been won by graduates of the University.   The following list
does not include awards which have been made in the University of British Columbia:
Where Tenable
Archibald, Reginald M Fellowship in Pathological Chemistry.
Armstrong, Charles Johnstone.University Scholarship	
Beall, Desmond Fellowship in Biochemistry	
Humphreys, M. Gwyneth Fellowship	
Jack, Laurence Rhodes Scholarship (3 years)	
James, Ralph D United States National Research
McKellar, Andrew United States National Research	
McRae, James Wilson Assistantship	
$1100        Chemistry
400       Classics
600        Biochemistry
500       Mathematics
£400 a year
University of Toronto.
Harvard University.
University of Toronto.
University of Chicago.
Poole, Albert R Assistantship	
Tarr, Francis   National Research Scholarship	
Thrupp, Sylvia L Rockefeller Travelling Fellowship..
Webber, G. Cuthbert Fellowship	
Mathematics Cambridge.
Physics Mass. Institute of Technology.
Physics, Calif. Institute of Technology.
and Elec. Eng.
Mathematics Calif. Institute of Technology.
Elec. Eng. University of Toronto.
During the year many Scholarships, Fellowships and Bursaries have been won by graduates of the University.   The following list
does not include awards which have been made in the University of British Columbia:
Where Tenable
Archibald, Reginald M Research Fellowship in Biochemistry	
Beall, Desmond Fellowship	
Bell, Alan Cellulose Research Scholarship	
Birney, Earle Royal Society Fellowship About
Black, Peter Research Fellowship	
Fowler, Francis Cellulose Research Scholarship	
Gibson, William Research Scholarship	
Gregson, John D Assistantship	
Hart, Josephine F. L Scholarship—Research	
Katznelson, Harry Research Fellow in Soils	
Kennett, W. T. E Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Fellowship...
Luxton, George Royal Bank Fellowship	
Marshall, H. B Cellulose Research Fellowship	
Mitchell, Marion Women's University Overseas Travelling
Moore, Ralph Research Council Bursary and Cellulose
Research Scholarship	
McKeown, Thomas Research Council Fellowship         750        Biochemistry
MacTaggart-Cowan, Ian Head Fellowship       1200    Zoology
MacTaggart-Cowan, Patrick...Rhodes Scholarship (3 years) £400 a year
Okulitch, Vladimir Joseph Royal Society Fellowship       1500
Robbins, William I. O. D. E. Fellowship About $1400        English
Waddington, Guy Research Fellowship       1000        Chemistry
Young, Margaret Fyvie Helen Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship.. About $2500
University of Toronto.
University of Toronto.
Cellulose Research Inst., McGill.
McGill University.
Cellulose Research Inst., McGill.
Neurological Institute, Montreal.
University of Alberta.
University of Toronto.
Washington State College.
Princeton University.
McGill University.
Cellulose Research Inst., McGill.
British Museum.
Research Council and Cellulose
Research Institute, McGill.
McGill University.
University of California.
Calif. Institute of Technology.
Columbia University
Note : In many cases these Scholarships and Fellowships carry with them free tuition or exemption from fees in addition to their
monetary value.
Value of Scholarships, Fellowships and Bursaries won by our graduates in other Universities and in Universities
and in Institutes in 1934 .' $ 23,500.00
Total value of Scholarships, Fellowships and Bursaries won by our graduates in other Universities and in Institutes since the first awards were made in 1917  487,300.00 MEMORANDA MEMORANDA


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