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Volume 19, No. 4 — Winter, 1965
Stan  Evans,  BA'41,  BEd'44,  chairman
John L. Gray, BSA'39, past chairman
John Arnett
Mrs. T. R. Boggs, BA'29
Ralph   Daly
Allan  Fotheringham,  BA'54
Himie Koshevoy,  '32
Frank P. Levirs, BA'26, MA'3 I
J. A. (Jock) Lundie, BA'24
Gordon A. Thorn,  BCom'56,  MBA(Md)
Frank C. Walden,  BA'49
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association
of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Business and editorial offices: 252
Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C. Authorized as second class mail by the Post Office
Department, Ottawa, and for payment of postage in cash.
The U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle is sent free of
charge to alumni donating to the annual giving
programme and 3 Universities Capital Fund.
Non-donors may receive the magazine by paying a subscription of $3.00 a year.
Member American Alumni Council.
5 Role for Resources
6 Farewell to the Stadium
9 UBC's Fine Arts Centre
10 Architecture — Mother of the Arts
11 Music in its University Setting
12 UBC Theatre Grows — and Grows
13 To See and Understand through Art
14 Loggerheads
17 Alumna Reports on Year in Sweden
18 Homecoming
20 Highlights of the Bladen Recommendations
22 Norman MacKenzie Alumni Scholarship
24 His Hobby is Students
26 VOC at home on Whistler
28 Alumnitems
30 News of the University
32 Alumni Association News
34 Up and Doing
This issue of the "Chronicle" is going to all graduates whose
addresses are known as well as to {acuity and others, a total
press run of 29.000 copies. The "full run" is made possible by
the co-operation of the University administration and is in
accordance with the wish of President Macdonald that the
"Chronicle" should go tc the complete mailing list once a year.
This issue: Cover, John Tyrrell, Law II
Staff photographer, John Tyrrell, Law II
Elizabeth B. Norcross, BA'56
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53 Role for
There is little doubt that the Bladen Report can be the
foundation of a most dramatic breakthrough in the desperate financing problems of universities in Canada. The
growth projections for this nation are staggering.
Enrolment Total Government
1964/65 179,000 $  355 million
1970/71 340,000 $1,112 million
1975/76 461,000 $1,704 million
"But," says the Bladen Report, "to the extent that growth
in gross national product is dependent on the increase in
this investment in higher education, we may ten years hence
be able to spend the forecast amount on higher education
and have nearly as much, even possibly more, to spend on
other things."
What has always been impressive in respect to federal aid
to higher education has been the unanimity of support expressed by all political parties ever since the per capita
grants were first debated, unanimity particularly evident
during the recent election campaign. The Association of
Universities and Colleges of Canada has achieved substantial unanimity in support of the Bladen Report with some
understandable — indeed inevitable — reservations about
specific aspects of the Report.
The question is not really, can this nation undertake such
expenditure, but can it afford not to. "The big issue relating
to governments still is whether, even with all of the evidence now before them, they will realize how great are the
resources needed to achieve the ends they desire." (Dr. J. A.
Corry, Principal, Queen's University.)
The immediate challenge to the Federal Government will
be to give these realistic needs a sufficiently high priority in
government spending to ensure that the federal percentage
of university funds will be increased sufficiently and in
the magnitude envisaged by the report. Will the representatives of the Federal and Provincial Governments meet at a
conference as proposed to discuss the Commission's recommendations in time to be effective in 1966? Meanwhile, will
Parliament acknowledge the urgency of the problem by implementing the Bladen recommendation of an increase in
the per capita grant to $5 effective in the 1965-66 year? The
alumni of this and every university must try to ensure that
such action is taken by the Federal Government. "The
financial problems of the universities are so urgent that
action to resolve them should be taken without delay."
(Bladen Recommendation.)
It is well to realize that the Bladen recommendations,
even if fully implemented, will not relieve the pressure on
the other prime sources of university funds. Provincial governments, private gifts and student fees all will continue to
be essential sources.
Provincial governments have the basic constitutional responsibility for education. However, many, including our
own, have recognized that the national interest demands
greatly increased federal aid. When forthcoming, this financial aid must be clearly recognized and accepted as additional to, and not substitutional for, the existing support.
Nor can the 3-Universities Capital Fund campaign be
permitted to lapse. Increased private donations have been
anticipated in the Bladen analysis. It will take maximum
support from all sources to clear up the backlog in higher
education and to provide for the boom of the future. The
remarkable accomplishment of the 3-UCF to date in raising
nearly $20 million is encouraging, but the bulk of that support has come from a fairly limited number of participants.
The balance of the funds necessary must come from a much
wider group of supporters. Private funds must continue to fill
a substantial gap in university financing.
What of student fees? What will ensure responsible universal accessibility? The Bladen Commission is clearly of
the view that the present level of students' fees is essential
to supply the dollar needs for the foreseeable future. As Dr.
Corry recently said, "It will not do for governments, under
public pressure, to provide free tuition to all university students unless and until the universities have what they need
to become and remain first class institutions." Do the advocates of universal accessibility stress equally heavily the
responsibilities that flow from the opportunity of a university education? Universal suffrage has been marked more
by apathy than by the exercise of rights. Are those persons
who advocate the elimination of tuition fees prepared to
accept the Bladen recommendation of the responsibility of
university education after graduation—"That all university
graduates recognize the advantage they enjoy from public
investment in their education by giving regularly to the
universities or to university funds jointly on a scale of at
least 1% of their incomes"?
The Bladen Report appears to be a factual and realistic
analysis of the problem of financing universities in Canada.
Will the federal response to this report be as immediate and
substantial as has been the response by the Province of
British Columbia to the Macdonald Report?
President, Alumni Association
(For a summary of the major recommendations of the
Report, see p. 20.—Ed.) nu
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Director of Physical Education
Farewell to the Stadium
to scar the surface of the stadium
field in 1966 to make way for the
Student Union Building, a new era in
student life will begin. Needless to say
the loss of this outstanding field has
not been accepted without some
feelings of anguish. It is perhaps fortunate therefore, or indeed even just,
that the area should be retained for
student activities, because the stadium
was brought to reality by student
initiative, by hard work, and personal
sacrifice during a most critical period
of the University's existence.
In many respects the struggle to
obtain a stadium complete with a first
class field, running track, stands, and
dressing rooms is a classical example
of the way in which difficulties
brought on by UBC's growing pains
have been resolved by student enthusiasm and faculty co-operation.
The story begins back in 1929. The
students had built the gymnasium
and now rugby and football enthusiasts were beginning to feel that a
proper home for their teams should be
constructed on the campus. Football,
or Canadian rugby, a fairly new sport,
played its big games at Athletic Park;
soccer, at Cambie Street grounds; and
rugby, at Brockton Point, the only site
still in existence. Interest was spurred
on by headlines in 1929 such as
"Cokie Shields Runs 65 Yards to Score
Second  Touchdown  as UBC  Defeats
U.  of  Sask.   13-2  at  Athletic  Park."
Rugby games at Brockton Point
continued to expand a strong tradition,
and the names of Howie Cleveland,
the Barratts (Phil and Bert), Bill Robbins and Bill Locke were replacing the
stars of UBC's  earlier rugger  teams.
Finally, the Students' Council of
1930-31, under the Presidency of Donald Hutchison, called a special meeting
of Council on October 7, 1930. At this
meeting a motion by Schultz, seconded
by Miss Telford ("THAT the Students' Council approach the Alma
Mater Society asking them to pledge
themselves to raise the sum of $10,000
towards the initial unit of the
stadium") was passed. This was the
flame which ignited a fuse that sizzled and sputtered to set off a series of
charges over the next seven years.
Rather surprisingly, the semi-annual
meeting of the Alma Mater Society
three days later passed the resolution
unanimously. The Ubyssey of October
14, 1930 carried an illuminating
"Amid scenes of enthusiasm which
have seldom been equaled since the
compaign days in Fairview, the Alma
Mater Society pledged itself, by a
unanimous vote, to raise $10,000 toward the cost of a stadium on the
University campus at a meeting in the
Auditorium Friday."
Then for a while plans did not go
too smoothly. The Board of Governors
The old
stadium saw its
last Home
coming game
on October
30, 1965.
balked at a suggested $5 levy to be
collected with the second term fees,
and a proposed campaign did not seem
feasible. Unexpectedly, the fuse ignited
its first charge as the Ubyssey of January 9, 1931 carried a story to the
effect that the Faculty Association had
contributed more than $2,500 privately, and that the Board of Governors had voted a further $3,300. This
was all that was necessary to revive
student interest, and a campaign with
an objective of $20,000 was soon under
way. The Students' Council voted
unanimously "to express its approval
and appreciation of this quite unsuspected move on the part of the
Faculty Association," through its Committee Chairman, Dr. H. F. Angus.
This action prompted the Alma Mater
president of the previous year, Russ
Munn, to write as follows:
"It makes one feel proud to belong
to a University with a faculty like ours.
Our professors have always merited
our admiration concerning their professional and personal qualities; this
gift tells us a little of their attitude
towards us that would never be spoken
in words. Considering the number of
the faculty and the amount of the
donation, the personal sacrifice which
they have made is remarkable. . .
"I wish that I could be in Vancouver
long enough at a time to give a hand."
One of the highlights of the campaign is described best by the Ubyssey
of January 20, 1931 with the headline:
"Pub Staff Edits Vancouver Sun when
Cromie Arranges Invasion."
"Mr. R. ]. Cromie and the Vancouver Sun are behind the stadium
project to such an extent that Mr.
Cromie contributed $100 directly, and
permitted the Publications Board to
bend the policy of the Sun to the
purposes of the students."
Incidentally, Edgar Brown acted as
City Editor, and Himie Koshevoy as
News Editor. jfift?ftw»
Breaking the first sod for the playing fields, January 5, 1931. From left to right: Don Hutchison, AMS president; President
L. S. Klinck; Dr. Henry Angus, and Dean F. M. Clement.
Then the fun began. Events
included a Women's tea, a noon-hour
dance, hot dog and newspaper sales,
an inter-faculty horse race on the stadium site, a beard growing contest
(which would pass unnoticed on the
campus today), special functions by
the sororities, and even a musical recital held in the Oak Room of the old
Hotel Vancouver.
Moral support came from many
sources, but none was more welcome,
and perhaps more unexpected, than
that revealed in a letter to the Ubyssey
from President L. S. Klinck which
read in part:
"The assumption that ample physical recreation comes to students
spontaneously is unwarranted. It is erroneous to postulate that the natural
setting of our campus is conducive, in
itself, to the highest degree of physical and mental health. Hence, any
attempt to secure the athletic facilities
which are so urgently needed is worthy
of every encouragement and support.
. . . Where one student engages in
athletics to the detriment of his
studies, ten need to learn how to
play. . . .
Because I believe unreservedly in
well-directed athletics for the whole
University community, I heartily approve of the campaign which the
students have launched for increased
playing field accommodation. . . ."
Money was a pretty scarce commodity during the dreadful depression
period, and the next few years saw
several Students' Councils dealing
with items which by today's standards
seem almost ludicrous.
February 13,1931. moved by Campbell,
seconded by Miss Cameron:
(a) That all caution money be
turned over to the Stadium
(b) That those members of the
A.M.S. who feel unable to forfeit their caution money have
an opportunity to claim exemption at the Students' Council
office for one week after this
date between the hours of 12:00
and 1:00 p.m. CARRIED
July   5,   1932.   MOVED   by   Collins,
seconded by Osborne:
"THAT the Students' Council ratify
the employment of men to work on the
stadium at the rate of $.35 per hour,
and ratify the wages paid to date as
follows . . . ; and also, that no men be
further employed after July 23, 1932."
November 3, 1932. MOVED by Collins, seconded by Perry:
"THAT an offer of $4.00 be made
to Mr. E. J. Vance for lumber left over
from the construction of the fence on
the stadium site." CARRIED
In the meantime, with dogged
determination and an unsurpassed
patience, Professor Frank Buck had
developed a difficult, stumpy swamp
area into a playing field surrounded
by a first class cinder track with a 220
yards straightaway. Two tennis courts
flanked the west side of the track, but
these finally gave way to the pressure
of huts in the post-war boom, at about
the same time as the Field House was
erected on the north end of the
The difficulties under which Professor Buck had to work are almost
unbelievable. For example, he went to
the Vancouver City Council and
arranged for about thirty men, including some professional personnel,
to come to the University to work on
the stadium on the "relief" wages of
$2.00 per day. The University provided
street car tickets and hot meals at
noon served in the gymnasium. As
Professor Buck remarked recently: "It
was a very good meal, too."
The preparation of the area was no
small task, because the East Mall had
to be cut out from the bush, and the
level of the field area raised by about
two and one-half feet to three feet in
the swampy section. The basic level
was about the same as the sunken
garden at Brock Hall. To obtain the
necessary fill, which had to be moved
by horse and wagon, Professor Buck
cut approximately six feet of earth
from the Mall extending approximately from the Administration Building to the flagpole.
The financial difficulties, of course,
can be readily understood when we
recall that in 1932 the very life of the
University was threatened. The headline of the Ubyssey of February 2,
1932 read: "Student Committee Commences Work To Save Varsity." During these troublesome days the stadium project owed a lot to men like
Professors Shrum, Angus, and Buck.
The track was in use by the fall of
1931, but the field did not see its first
major game until Saturday, November
5, 1932 when the Varsity Ruggers
beat the Occasionals  (Grads)   11-9 at Stadium
Homecoming. It had been announced
that Bill Whimster, AMS president,
would formally open the new stadium,
but as the Ubyssey solemnly pointed
out in its Tuesday issue: "Bill Whimster found it too wet last Saturday
afternoon for his presidential liking,
and the opening of our new stadium
was postponed indefinitely." The
game, however, was a success as Varsity scored in the last minute of play
when: "in a mad scramble on the
Grad line Jack Ruttan fell on the ball
to score the winning try."
The Varsity stalwarts who participated in this first game were G. Brand,
D. Tye, A. Mercer, K. Mercer, E.
Young, C. Dalton, H. Cleveland, D.
Brown, J. Ruttan, B. Morris, R. Gross,
V. Rogers, B. Robbins, E. Senkler, H.
The official opening was actually
delayed for five years. During this
period, after problems of drainage had
been resolved by various investigating
committees, plans for a permanent
stand progressed to the point where at
a meeting of the Alma Mater Society
held on Wednesday, March 31, 1937,
with President Gould in the chair,
several minutes were passed concerning the stadium. In particular, authority for the borrowing of $40,000
was approved.
By the fall of 1937 the stadium was
a reality, and the Ubyssey devoted its
issue of October 1st to the stadium.
This time the weatherman co-operated, and a full-scale opening ceremony
was held on October 2 featuring a
doubleheader with the rugby team
losing to Rowers 12-3, and the football
team losing to the Knights of Columbus 7-4. The Ubyssey described the
event as follows:
"Under a cloudless sky that brought
cheer to the hearts of student officials
the U.B.C. Stadium was packed with
its first crowd Saturday, and was
opened officially by the Honourable
G. M. Weir.
Bright sunshine brought two thousand visitors to the campus for the
event, another one thousand students
being packed into the bleachers. Sandwiched in between games, both of
which Varsity lost, brief ceremonies
marked the baptism of the stadium.
Dave Carey in rugby strip covered
by a trench coat handed the stadium
over to Chancellor R. E. McKechnie
who received it on behalf of the
The presentation of the Canadian
Championship Basketball trophy to
last year's U.B.C. squad by Walter
Hardwick concluded the ceremonies."
From that time on the stadium has
seen so many wonderful contests and
great sportsmen that it is a pity that
all cannot be recorded here. The one
figure who lasted almost the whole
life of the stadium was the late Johnny
Owen who, from the time of his first
appointment as "Stadium Manager,"
announced October 5, 1937, until his
death on January 1 of this year, saw
them all and became a legend.
All of the following short references
could be developed into full stories of
their own.
• The sprinting of Harold Wright,
Ralph Thomas, Howie McPhee,
John  (Chick)  Turner.
• The jumping of Alex Lucas.
• The running of Ken McPherson,
Bob Piercy, Doug Kyle, John
Landy, and Roger Bannister, and
the other contestants of the British
empire and Commonwealth Games
of 1954.
• The playmaking of Strat Leggatt,
Dave Carey, the Barratt brothers,
Jim Harmer, Dougie Reid, Ted
• The   scintillating   runs   of   Howie
• The kicking of Johnny Bird.
• The smashing play of Hank Stradiotti, Evan ap Roberts, Hunk
Henderson, Lionel Fournier, Phil
Guman, Herb Capozzi, Roy Joka-
novitch, Bill Crawford.
• The skill and determination of
Reggie Clarkson, Don Nesbitt,
Jack Henwood.
• The resurgence of the football
team in 1953 when they beat the
team the Ubyssey described as the
"Embryo B.C. Lions" 11-1 behind
the quarterbacking of Gord Flemons assisted by Jack Hutchinson,
Norm Fieldgate, Bill Kushnir, Bob
Brady, Cece Taylor.
There are others who will recall
memories of the stadium which are
unsuspected by most spectators. They
are the hundreds of boxers, wrestlers,
and weight lifters who for many years
"worked-out" in the centre room of
the stadium.
UBC might not be "big-time" in the
minds of some people, but there has
been   nothing   small  about  our   pro
ducts and our aspirations. After all,
efforts were made to have a stadium
built in 1932 for the Olympic Trials,
and in 1954 for the British Empire
and Commonwealth Games.
Many distinguished teams and individuals have performed in the UBC
stadium, but space permits reference
to only special visitors such as the
Australian Wallabies, Queen's University of Belfast, the New Zealand All-
Blacks, the combined Oxford - Cambridge team, the Universities of California, U.C.L.A., Stanford, Toronto,
McGill, McMaster, the Japanese Rugby
and Field Hockey teams.
Our most distinguished visitor,
however, was Her Majesty, Queen
Elizabeth. As Princess Elizabeth, she
and Prince Philip saw their first
American football game in our stadium on Saturday, October 21, 1951.
At least they saw a special ten-minute
exhibition game between Eastern Oregon and UBC played in the near
A crowd estimated on Page 1 of the
Ubyssey as ten thousand, and Page 4
as six thousand, waited patiently for
the arrival of Their Royal Highnesses,
even after the regular game had been
concluded with UBC on the long end
of a 13-8 score. After the formal greeting, President MacKenzie, according
to the Ubyssey, "said loudly: 'We've
just won. Our first win in two years'."
Prince Philip with his usual perspicacity said that he had noticed the
scoreboard as he entered. Later, when
in the falling darkness the Thunderbirds pulled a spectacular play which
went for fifty yards, the Prince observed that he supposed that was a
good thing, or words to that effect.
There have been many "good
things" in the UBC stadium, as well
as our share of gloom. The only part
of the stadium which will be moved
will be the plaque in memory of
Howie McPhee which was unveiled
on October 25, 1941. Now, as the
travelogues say; "It is with tears in our
eyes that we say a fond farewell." But
we go on to bigger and better things,
for even as this is being written, the
bulldozers are carving out a new home
for the Thunderbirds. The Board of
Governors, perhaps because its chairman was, as a student, a prominent
member of a "Stadium Investigating
Committee," has not forgotten the
efforts and aspirations of former
8 UBC's
Fine Arts Centre
Is Now a Fact
President Emeritus
N. A. M. MacKenzie
rpHE fine arts centre that was no more than an aspira-
■*- tion on paper fifteen years ago is now very close to
concrete reality.
Planning for such a centre on the University campus
started in 1951 with a survey made by Mr. B. C. Binning of
the arts in universities of North America and Europe, a
survey made at the request of the University and sponsored
by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Mr. Binning's
major recommendation at that time called for a centre at
UBC for all the arts. In 1957 a Fine Arts Committee was
formed at UBC dedicated to this objective.
Three years ago the plan began to take shape with the
opening of the Frederic Lasserre Building, a home for the
department of fine arts and the school of architecture. Appropriately this first unit of the centre was named for the
founding director of the school of architecture, Professor
Lasserre, who had worked for many years for the centre and
whose tragic death had occurred not long before. The next
year the Frederic Wood Theatre, second unit of the centre,
was opened. Now the third unit, the Music Building, is on
the drawing board.
The Centre, it should be noted, has received substantial
financial support from the Canada Council.
It semed time to regard this group of buildings as truly
a centre for the departments and schools they housed or
were to house, and so, on September 30 last, at a ceremony
in the theatre, the Fine Arts Centre was officially named
for President Emeritus Norman MacKenzie.
Said President Macdonald: "Through this Centre we
hope to place a new emphasis on the Arts at a time when
science technology and materialism play such a dominant
role in our society. We hope to create more effectively
within this University a rounded and balanced life. We
hope to foster and renew those interests of the human spirit
in creative art and that love of beauty which must be part
of the fibre of any truly civilized society."
In his address Dr. MacKenzie spoke of the importance of
the arts in our new leisure society, and that portion of his
remarks is reproduced below. In the pages immediately
following are contributions from the Fine Arts Department,
the Department of Theatre, the School of Architecture, and
the School of Music.
Dr. MacKenzie:
fT^HE humanities and fine arts have at no time had
-*- greater value and importance than in our own con
temporary world. Art is both universal and almost eternal.
Our greatest and most enduring gifts from the past are in
the fields of the Arts and differences in language and
culture are not a barrier to their enjoyment.
Science has achieved unprecedented importance and
prestige, and rightly so. Because of this, and because of the
importance of the scientist and science to modern society
I have little concern as to its future. However, the longer I
live the more truth I find in the Biblical statement that
'Man does not live by bread alone,' or on that which is
solely practical.
The fundamental and almost insoluble problem confronting all modern societies is that of human beings and
of what to do about them and for them. Increasingly, men
and women, or at least great numbers of them, find themselves unwanted in the scheme of things and of relatively
little importance—in terms of work and production or in
the life of their communities. Science, machines and automation are taking over, or could take over many of the
functions and activities of individuals everywhere. This
condition I believe will increase in the years ahead. The
presence in society of millions who are not needed, and
have little, if anything, to occupy their time and energies,
is a most disturbing prospect for all of us.
It is here that I believe the Humanities, the Liberal Arts
and most of all, the Fine Arts, have their contribution to
made. . . .
It is in the interesting, entertaining and creative use of
leisure time that the Fine Arts can provide alternatives or
solutions, to idleness or a sense of inferiority, and satisfactory ones at that.
Some day—I would hope in the very near future—there
will be added to this Fine Arts Centre other buildings. The
first of these I feel should be a rather special museum of
which we can all be proud. Its scope and function is a
matter for careful discussion and study, for I have in mind
not only our unique collection of West Coast Indian items,
but Dr. Williams' geological collections, Ian Cowan's and
Peter Larkin's collection of fishes and birds, and Carl
Borden's almost fabulous discoveries in West Coast
Another building we need and in due course will build
is an art gallery, for both teaching and display purposes. Architecture—
of the Arts
Henry Elder,
Director of the
School of Architecture
Tt has been said that the aftermath
-*■ of any war is measured—as far as
the vanquished is concerned—in terms
of anguish and strife. Those considered
more fortunate—the victors—use different measures, for they seize upon the
opportunity to reflect and visualize a
form of idealism . . . based perhaps,
on nationalism.
World War II did not see a change
in the pattern described above, for a
group of veterans returning to British
Columbia felt deeply the need to
create a better world and they chose
the medium of profound architecture;
furthermore they thought it possible
for a style of architecture to be developed indigenous to the province.
They envisaged the means whereby
this could take place and advanced a
case for a School of Architecture within the University of British Columbia.
At first their ideas met with much
resistance, but these veterans, dogged
and resolute, continued with their task,
and in 1946 a School of Architecture
was founded on the campus at UBC.
And so, in wooden huts located on
the Lower Mall, a small number of
dedicated men, learned in architecture,
structural engineering, the visual arts,
and community and regional planning, gave of their talents to a mere
handful of eager students. The accommodation was frugal but adequate, and
from such humble beginnings sprang
an artistic achievement which set standards for the whole of Canada.
In this initial period the visual arts
and architecture did not exist alone on
the campus. Music and Theatre were
growing in size and interest and were
accepted as an essential part of the
academic environment. In their rise in
activity and their increase in ability
the Arts came together: it was as if
they had found their real purpose in
life. It could only be a matter of time
before a claim was to be made for a
centre for the arts on the campus.
In spite of such an exciting beginning, the Arts on the campus failed to
reach their objective of working together. It was not so much that they
were antagonistic towards each other,
but apparently the desire for specialization—so much the objective of a
technical age—had invaded the cultu-
The Centre is a Fact
ral activities of society. Even architecture, once regarded endearingly as the
"mother of the arts" became absorbed
in the technicalities of its art, resulting
in a dullness of effort never before
equalled in the history of mankind.
But there is evidence of change at
UBC. The School of Architecture now
lays claim to accepting the challenges
offered by the very complex situation
in which we now live. Whereas in the
past the search was for technical skills,
new interests are forming based upon
philosophy, the social sciences and the
humanities. New ideas and experiments are being conducted concerning
the very nature of creative endeavour.
The narrow field of building has been
widened to include the whole of man's
physical environment in order that he
may lead a life of usefulness. It has
become obvious that if the future is to
be faced with both courage and inventiveness, a new type of architect must
be forthcoming: a man not only capable in the art of architecture and in
sound judgment, but also inspired by
imaginative leadership. To produce
such architects has now become the
objective of the School.
Architecture has one foot in the
camp of science and the other in the
realm of the Arts, and yet its attitude
is that of the philosopher: in the
search for understanding it enters enquiringly into the very needs of man,
for without such needs there would be
no architecture. Then having accepted
the needs, it proceeds to pursue the
ideal of being useful. It must however
go further—much further. The architect in satisfying the needs of man
must create the type of environment to
enable man to enter into the "joy of
living," or in other words, he must
make the useless significant.
Viewed in this manner architecture
is profound, but its existence cannot be
without the other arts and crafts that
have been since mankind began. There
is therefore great hope that architecture will be responsible for bringing
together the arts—for like architecture,
they too cannot exist alone for long.
The Fine Arts Centre can cause the
rebirth of the muses—and that would
mean the consumation of the original
idea pursued by the veterans after
World War II. □
10 The Centre is a Fact
Music in its University
G. W. Marquis, Head ot the Department
of Music
(Reprinted with the kind
permission of "Canadian Composer.")
Yale university graduated its first
Bachelor of Music students in 1894;
sixty-eight years later, in 1962, The
University of British Columbia followed in Yale's footsteps.
Now, before we chuckle over this
we might remember that not too many
years have passed since Vancouver
hacked its way out of the proverbial
wilderness, but it is catching up fast.
Furthermore, while two or three other
Canadian universities possessed Bachelor of Music programs before The
University of British Columbia had a
gleam in its eye, there is still too much
hesitation in 1965 on the part of Canadian universities to equate comprehensive music programs with such old and
respectable academic fields as pharmacy, engineering, dentistry, and medicine. Too few Canadian universities
understand that they must be the Ester-
hazys of the twentieth century.
However, there is no such animal
as the self-taught composer, since even
the twentieth-century Beethoven must
have some sort of formal training,
which includes access to all available
scores and constant performances of
his musical efforts. Furthermore, the
tendency in the United States and
Canada is for most important composers to teach in university schools of
music while those who remain outside
the ivy walls, are usually too busy
scrambling for a living to give much
time to aspiring young composers.
But most importantly, young composers (and old) must receive performances of their music, and despite
that Nirvana in Canada, the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation, it is only in
the comprehensively planned university school of music that composers
can hear their works performed constantly, since the University School of
Music does not have to worry about
box offices.
When the Bachelor of Music program was established at UBC in September of 1959, twenty-seven students
enrolled to be taught the normal
academic music courses plus violin,
viola, cello, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and voice by a faculty of eight.
No funds were available for piano
lessons the first year. As of September,
1965, one hundred eighty-one full-time
Bachelor of Music students, plus five
Master's degree candidates, received
instruction from a music faculty of
forty-three in all musical areas: General Music (the UBC equivalent of a
Bachelor of Music Education degree),
Music History, Composition, and
nearly all performance areas, including
voice (solo song and opera), piano,
and all orchestral instruments.
Despite its youth, the Department
of Music at UBC is developing an
all-student symphony orchestra. The
Department of Music also possesses
regular faculty performing ensembles
that play regularly throughout the
year. A peculiarity at UBC is the fact
that all so-called academic appointments are made on the basis of professional performance skill as well as
great strength in one academic music
area. Since most individual instrumental lessons are given by members
of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra,
the "academic" appointments are free
to perform as part of their duties at
the University.
Faculty ensembles particularly strive
to perform the unusual music of the
past and present, since this music is
seldom performed in public concerts
Student compositions have been
played constantly, either in formal or
informal recital since all student works
(good, bad or indifferent) are performed at UBC. Actually the Department of Music at UBC entertains the
opinion that too many schools talk
about music instead of performing it—
as if chemistry students were denied
access to test tubes. And the only way
to have constant performances of all
kinds of music is to establish regular
student and faculty ensembles which
rehearse regularly and which are not
in business to please audiences downtown.
Three capable young composers
have already received their Bachelor
of Music degrees in composition and
others are receiving training at the
present time. Some of these will attract
considerable attention in the years to
By September 1967 the Department
of Music hopes to move into a new
four-storey building with all the facilities necessary for the expansion of the
program, and at its present rate of
growth there should be about two
hundred and fifty undergraduate and
graduate music students in attendance. □
1 1 The Centre is a Fact
UBC Theatre
Grows —
And Grows
T^heatre at ubc began as an extra-
-*• curricular activity in the Players'
Club founded by Frederic G. C. Wood.
It grew under the Extension Department and the department of English,
guided by Dorothy Somerset and Sidney Risk. Finally, under Miss Somerset,
theatre became in 1958 a department
in the Faculty of Arts.
From a small studio theatre seating
125 people to the new Frederic Wood
seating 411, from two staff members,
two courses and 40 students to eight
staff, 16 courses and over 300 students,
from theatre as an elective to an MA
program—that has been the brief,
crowded history of the department of
Miss Somerset retired last spring,
honoured by her own university with
a D. Litt., and the department is now
headed by Dr. John Brockington, one
of Miss Somerset's former students.
In 1952 Miss Somerset had persuaded the University to allow her to
convert the old Totem Snack Bar into
a small theatre, the original "Freddy
Wood," now called the Frederic Wood
Studio. There, beginning with a reading of Earle Birney's "Trial of a city,"
she presented an annual series of four
or five plays. The studio was also the
first home of Holiday Theatre, founded
by Joy Coghill. When invited to
form a department of theatre, Miss
Somerset brought the Frederic Wood
Theatre program with her.
Not only is the department of
theatre responsible for a full teaching
program but also the presentation of a
season of plays. The Frederic Wood
Theatre program is designed to bring
to the attention of the university community and the public plays that are
not what might be termed "commercial."
All these plays are directed, designed
and mounted by the department of
theatre staff with backstage work often
done by students or volunteers, and
the roles played by either students or
The students themselves produce a
wide variety of one act plays and
scenes and participate in one or two
all-student productions.
The Frederic Wood Theatre program is intimately related to the work
of the department of theatre. The department is in no way a professional
school, although there are those who
would like to see it satisfy the need for
such an institution of training in
western Canada. It exists in the
faculty of Arts and its program is
balanced between the academic and
the practical.
The philosophy of the department,
however, does not permit theatre to be
studied in a vacuum. Drama may exist
as literature but theatre is a moment
of magic that can only be created in
front of an audience. And so students
are encouraged to test theory with
practice, to supplement their study of
the Greek theatre with student-directed and acted scenes from Greek
plays, to study the work of the great
stage designers of the past and design
and execute settings and costumes of
their own.
A student-staffed and operated summer stock company was begun last
summer to provide the sort of intensive practical experience that is not
possible during the winter session
when a student is expected to strike a
balance between practical and academic studies.
It is true that a number of theatre
department graduates do go on—some
to schools where acting can be studied
intensively, some to obtain graduate
degrees in directing, history or criticism, and others directly into the professional world.
Canadian theatre, television and
radio is full of people who got their
start at UBC. But there is no compulsion in this direction. The department
of theatre attempts to set professional
standards, believing that only with the
highest level of execution can the
theatre become an art, but it also encourages the student for whom the
theatre will never be a profession but
always a source of inspiration and
spiritual enrichment. An informed and
critical audience is no less important
to the growth of the theatre than are
the highest artistic and professional
standards on the other side of the
Where do we go from here? There
is a need for a school in which actors
may receive intensive training. Perhaps
this might develop at UBC with the
creation of a Faculty of Fine Arts. A
doctoral program in theatre history is
a logical extension of the MA program.
An expansion of the student summer
stock might lead to a resident repertory
company such as exists at Stanford.
Theatre, one of the oldest arts, is
still young at UBC. The future is
12 The Centre is a Fact
To See and Understand
Through Art
B. C. Binning, Head
Fine Arts Department
rpHE founding of the Department of
-*- Fine Arts as an official department
within the former Faculty of Arts and
Science took place in 1958. When it
began in that year, it was housed in
the basement of the Library (in the
Fine Arts Gallery) and in the Buchanan Building; it had two teaching
members of staff, one of whom was
Professor B. C. Binning, department
head; it offered four courses, and the
enrolment in that first year was about
two hundred undergraduate students.
Its coming into being was one step
in the realization of the vision of a
Fine Arts Centre on campus. From the
time the Frederic Lasserre Building,
first architectural entity of the Centre,
was opened in 1962, the fine arts department has been housed in that
building and it is there nearly all its
lectures and teaching are held.
In its originally conceived form the
work of the department was to be
undertaken through both studio and
academic courses. To date the studio
program is still in the pangs of
administrative birth, but it is hoped
that the next five years will see it
become a reality.
It is frequently asked "Should a
young person who wishes to become
an artist—say, a painter, sculptor,
potter or graphic designer—get his professional training at a university rather
than at an art school?" and indeed,
"Are these proper subjects to be taught
at a university?"
The question is based on a generally
held misconception concerning the
nature of art. The misconception is
that the practice of art is a non-intellectual skill, practised by a different,
perhaps rather wilder, less well and
deeply-read person than he who engages in a study which appears to de-
depend more on the written word and
on facts and figures, such as science,
literature or history. But in reality, the
processes that lead up to the creation
of a work of art involve rigorous, continuous and exacting thought, and this
thought involves all the responses of
the whole person.
Increasingly and consciously, the
young and future artist today wishes
and needs, like any other intelligent
being, to find his own paths in
thought; to enquire into the ideas,
philosophies and forces that shape life
around him; and to be able to draw
upon and to understand the knowledge about life that is contained in the
various forms of learning. It is not
simply that he needs to meet scientists, poets, linguists, historians and
others, but that he needs to get his
professional training in a context in
which the ideas of these disciplines
are shaping forces on him as on others.
He needs to go to university.
The work of teaching future artists
has not yet been implemented; that
of teaching the understanding of art is
in full swing, and is expanding. It is
done through courses in the history of
western and oriental art, and in courses
concerned with studying the elements
of art, including thorough studio investigation and experience.
The students who take these courses—the fine arts courses that are now
in existence—are of three general
kinds; those who intend to become
specialists in some field, such as the
study and teaching of art history, gallery or museum curatorship or critical
writing about art, in which theoretical
and historical understanding of art is
the key discipline; those who are
partly or wholly engaged in another
subject or discipline, such as a foreign
language or culture, English, theatre
or music, for whom some understanding of art in a general or a more par
ticular context is a stimulus and a
means of insight into their other work;
and those who have 'heard about art'
and want to know something more
about it. In all three cases, the aim
of the teaching that is given by the
department is to awaken the student to
see, and to understand what he sees.
That this experience should be offered
to the young person at university is of
great importance, for art is no longer
something that can be isolated from
everyday life, nor is it any longer the
prerogative of a limited, cultured class.
Many who are now students will
later buy and own pictures (some already do). All will have to vote on
referendums concerning development
plans for towns and cities; they will
be called upon to support art galleries
and museums, festivals of the arts and
centennial projects; they will choose
and alter the houses they live in and
the objects in those houses. It is important that their decisions should be
made not in terms of 'I know what I
like' but 'I like because I know.'
There is another, perhaps deeper
reason why it is important that the
student should have this experience of
seeing and understanding what he
sees, through the medium of art. The
sources of art and the nature of a work
of art are made of the same stuff as
the rest of human experience. To
study the spatial design of a palace
is to learn more about the nature of
social life; to analyse the forms of a
piece of abstract sculpture is to become involved in the nature of perception and human understanding; to
study a painting of the Crucifixion is
to understand something about human
suffering. Teaching and working at
this level, the fine arts department is
trying to fulfill the old and traditional
function of a university: the education
of the whole man.
13 Working one's way through
Pauline Higgins,
former student
High on the list of practical considerations concerning
the inadvisability of working one's way through university is the element of time loss. In order to earn the $20 a
week which I consider the minimum amount for survival,
assuming that fees have already been paid, it is necessary to
work at least fifteen hours a week, hours which could well
be spent in study. If a student is fortunate enough to find
employment on the campus, the situation is eased a little,
but those who are forced to travel to work may lose another
hour or two every day, and may also find that they are
spending a ridiculous amount on bus fares.
It is impossible for a student taking more than three
courses to cope with the homework that he is required to do
and to carry out the duties of his job with efficiency. It is a
reasonable assumption that both the job and the studies
will suffer.
One university instructor with whom I discussed the
question felt strongly that students should, if they are in
financial difficulties, take a year out of school, find full-
time employment and concentrate on saving enough to put
them through the following year. This on the surface
appears to be a fairly sensible observation, but there are
those for whom a year in the business world is a year
wasted; not all the students at university are young enough
to postpone the achievement of their goal without serious
detriment. Also, the effect on a student of spending eight
hours a day on work which has no connection with his
particular area of study and which is admittedly for the
sole purpose of amassing money, could be complete mental
stagnation in one whose mind could and should be applied
to more important matters.
It is not always possible to acquire steady part-time
employment, and the constant threat of unemployment, the
horror of being unable to pay one's rent and the possibility
of  being  forced  to  leave  school   and  look  for  full-time
work combine to produce such a state of mental tension
that application to studies is virtually impossible. There
must have been in the past many promising, conscientious
and earnest students who have given up academic life for
some ineffectual position in the business world where their
potential is wasted, simply because they were unable to
support the burden of worry, financial insecurity and the
devastatingly obvious indifference of the authorities.
Good students are not helped as they should be. I know
of one who in his third year of Arts, having a high second
class standing, was offered a grant and a bursary which
together totalled $170. This seems ludicrous in view of the
cost of tuition, books and living expenses.
The allotment of grants is impeded by the extremely
insular and restrictive views of those in control of the funds.
They make it quite clear that they will give no help to
students who plan to, or are likely to, leave the province
after obtaining their degree. This commercial, bargaining
approach to education in the hope of pecuniary returns, is
anathema. Apparently these authorities would feel quite
justified in preventing a medical student who may wish to
specialize in some field which necessitates his leaving the
area—research in tropical diseases, for example—from completing his studies here, simply because the province will
not profit by it monetarily. One trusts that this archaic
approach will be swept away by the wave of enthusiasm
and reform which at present is making itself felt. There is
hope, as the Bladen Commission recommends that student
aid "should be tenable in any approved university within
or without the province, indeed within or without Canada."
There are those students who do manage to overcome all
these financial obstacles. This is highly laudable and in
some instances the student in question gets a terrific sense
(Continued page 16) College — is a bad thing
Joan Arnold, BSc '63,
now in Graduate Studies
Working during the summer vacation is an essential
part of a student's education. Summer jobs afford the
student many fascinating and invaluable experiences as
well as providing him with a portion of the funds
necessary to finance his education.
It has often been argued that post-secondary education
should be free to deserving students and that students
should have the summer vacation to read, and to digest
what they have attempted to learn during the term. In
theory both these arguments seem reasonable, but from a
practical point of view neither is eminently satisfactory.
The basic assumption that a student should work during
the summer vacation can be justified on the grounds that
students should be required to shoulder some of the cost of
his higher education, that a summer job makes a student
better aware of life outside his close-knit academic community, and that the right type of summer job can actually
prove intellectually stimulating and can further his
academic career.
Considering that the majority of university students are
adults who wish to have adult privileges, it is only reasonable that they should be expected to assume adult responsibilities, including bearing some of the cost of their education. Considering also that the total cost to the student of
one year at a university is $2,000 for an artsman and
appreciably higher for those in medicine and the pure and
applied sciences, it is very unrealistic to expect that every
student could or should be subsidized to this extent. This,
however, does not mean that deserving students should not
be adequately supported so that they can pursue their
education without undue financial worry and without
being compelled to go into debt. The money obtained from
a summer job in most instances would enable the student to
pay for approximately one-quarter to one-fifth of the cost
of his academic year and would supply him with funds to
spend as he sees fit, without the restrictions so often imposed by scholarships, loans and family assistance. Although
this further point has yet to be substantiated statistically,
it can also be argued that if a student has made a financial
contribution to his education he will work harder and
achieve better grades.
There is little doubt that the mundane, boring jobs,
which first and second year students are so often compelled
to take, do little to further their academic careers. However,
these jobs do have the virtue of showing the student, in
a very forceful manner, the low-paying, intellectually
unsatisfying work he will have to do if he does not succeed
at university. A summer spent coding census forms or
filling orders in a warehouse, drives home the value of an
education. It also makes the student realize that a large
percentage of the population is perfectly content to spend
the rest of their lives coding forms or filling orders, a fact
which seems to have escaped many idealistic young students.
Hopefully, summer jobs could be chosen to provide
more than financial assistance and a view of how the non-
academic segment of the community lives. They should be
chosen to provide the student with an intellectually stimulating experience and to enable him to sample the type of
work he hopes to pursue. The ideal job will permit the
student to do creative work under expert supervision, it
will enable him to expand his knowledge in many fields
which have interested him during the academic year, and
it should allow him to ascertain exactly what particular
area of study he wishes to go into.
Particularly praiseworthy are the summer research
assistantships provided by many campus departments and
by government organizations such as the National Research
Council,  the   Defence   Research  Board,   and  the   federal
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of achievement out of reaching his goal against all odds,
but there are certain vitally important aspects of university
life—club activities, foreign language conversation groups,
films etc.—which he misses because he simply has no time.
These opportunities will never present themelves again.
The student winds up with his degree and memories of
rushing frantically from the classroom to work.
Not to be forgotten in the money-making melee are the
wives who work seven or eight hours a day in office or
factory, keep house and bring up a family while supporting
the student husband. Apart from the obvious problems that
will arise between husband and wife, the inevitable resentment and the impossibility of spending leisure moments
together, the children also suffer. Not only do they spend
their day in the company of a baby-sitter, but in the evening
the mother is too tired or too involved in housework to
give them the attention and conversation they need, and
the father is studying.
You may say that such people have chosen to be in this
position and must bear with the obvious liabilities. I feel
there is no justice in this. Why should a man who
obviously wants to better his intellectual and economic
condition be balked in this way? It is the duty of society to
help him for many reasons, not the least of which being
that society will benefit in the long run.
A Canadian politician was recently heard to say that
higher education is a privilege, not a right. I could not
disagree with him more. In my opinion every conscientious
student has the right to continue his education and if he
and his family are unable to meet the financial requirements, then society must step in. Certainly hike up the
standard of the entrance requirements, be more selective,
introduce a means test, weed out those who are at university for "fun," but give those who value education and
have the capacity to learn a chance to show what they are
capable of doing for themselves, for their university, for
their country, and for humanity, by allowing them the
time to study, freedom from financial problems, and by
giving them the security of knowing that those who guide
them through university are not only willing to help, but
interested in helping them.
Let us hope that some day The University of British
Columbia will be known not only for the beauty of its
campus and the imposing new buildings, but also for its
high level of academic achievement. □
departments of health, agriculture, and fisheries. Here the
fortunate student can do independent research under a
highly qualified director.
To sum up, summer work at worst supplies the student
with financial assistance and it gives him a view of the
outside world; at best it is an intellectually stimulating
experience. The alternative, a summer free for unhurried
reading, and digestion of winter-ingested information,
would mean to the vast majority of students simply a
summer in beach research.
I contend, therefore, that it would be unfair to deprive
the student of the many advantages of working his way
through college. □
Degree courses not always needed
As the Canadian society, in its industrial, commercial and
professional aspects, becomes more complex and sophisticated, there have developed needs for quasi-professional
and technological skills which require post-secondary education and training but which do not necessarily require
full degree programs. Indeed, there is a good deal of
feeling that universities have tended to prolong some forms
of technological and quasi-professional education beyond
what is needed in practice, in order to bring everybody
within the field up to degree (and fully professional)
standing. For example, while it is undoubted that some
social workers, elementary school teachers, nurses, foresters
and surveyors require fully professional programs of study
(and indeed a few require post-graduate programs of
study), the question whether all persons practising in these
fields require degree programs of study is currently being
widely re-canvassed.
—Geoffrey Andrew, Executive Director, Canadian Universities Foundation, in "University Affairs."
Half-way House for students
Many persons, both within the universities and outside,
have become concerned about the increasing impersonaliza-
tion of the large 'multiversities' and have come to feel that
the jump from the directed adolescent life of the high
school to the almost totally uncounselled life of the university is socially (and perhaps educationally) unsound.
There has arisen, therefore, a demand for the development
of institutions of such a size that the individual student
will have more opportunity of learning how to accept the
responsibilities of adult life, as an individual, and as a
member of a community, without having to display undue
aggression, and as a normal part of his educational experience.
—Geoffrey Andrew, Executive Director, Canadian Universities Foundation, in "University Affairs."
16 F. Margaret Hayward, BA '41, BSW '43
Alumna reports on
year in Sweden
Tf only we could bottle this night
-*- up and take peeks at it now and
again!" The American fellow-guest
who made this remark was expressing
our sentiments exactly that evening of
the Nobel Prize presentation in Stockholm.
In August '64 my husband, Doug,
who is associate professor of chemistry at UBC, had been awarded a guest
professorship at the University of
Uppsala, Sweden. As a guest professor
he was provided with an office and
adjoining laboratory in the Institute
of Physical Chemistry. His duties consisted of giving (in English) lectures
on topics of his own particular interest, organic stereochemistry, to the
research staff. He also attended seminars, most of them conducted in
English, and held informal discussions.
Otherwise his time was his own to
carry out his research in physical
organic chemistry in collaboration
with Professor Stig Claesson, head of
this Institute's staff.
For both Doug and me there was
the added interest that the University
of Uppsala, with uninterrupted traditions extending back to its founding
in 1477, is one of the really ancient
universities. Unlike our North American universities it is a group of institutes organized for the study of
specific disciplines rather than an
association of faculties individually
consisting of several subject departments.
And so we came to be in Sweden
and the fortunate recipients of an
invitation to attend the Nobel Prize
presentations, dinner and dance in
Stockholm. There were only about
five foreign couples from Uppsala
asked to this function, a function
which consisted of the simple and
lovely formal ceremony of presentation of the awards by the king in the
Concert Hall; the dinner for 700 in
the beautiful banquet room of the
Town Hall with its walls of blue and
gold mosaic shimmering in the candle
light; the student serenade of the king
and the prizewinners, and the dance.
Because I have been alloted only
one page in the Chronicle I must restrict myself to a full description of
just one of many unforgettable events
that filled my year in Sweden. I have
chosen the unique and very colourful
celebration with which the students of
Uppsala mark the end of classes and
the coming of spring.
It was April 30. Our last snowstorm
had been on Tuesday of that week, but
this was a sunny, warm day.
A few minutes before 3:00 the celebrations began with the whole student body marching up Drottingaten
(Queen Street) to the library, or Carolina. Sharp on the hour the university
Rector, in his place on the balcony of
the library, raised his cap and signalled, and all the caps below were
raised in response. There were many
cheers, and now with caps on their
heads, the students, 12,000 strong,
turned and surged down the hill to the
Fyris river. This was symbolic. School
was out! Spring had come! It was time
to feast, drink and be merry. Everywhere firecrackers were popping.
Presently we left the crowd and
went into the old cemetery to see Dag
Hammarskjold's grave. It was amazing
the number of people who came this
day to stand silently for a minute or
two at the grave. As a student Dag
Hammarskjold had been the Student
Corps leader and the speaker of the
Uppsala students are organized in
about a dozen "Nations" representing
the geographical areas of Sweden from
which they come. On the evening of
the spring festival Doug and I joined
Professor and Mrs. Claesson at the
Sodermanlands-Nerikes Nation, Professor Claesson being the inspector
(or honorary president) of this Nation.
Wearing student hats for the occasion
we formed up in the street behind a
student carrying a white satin Viking
flag, and with the other Nations we
marched, arms linked, down to the
market place, past the huge cathedral,
past the bishop's residence, across the
river, up to the central square, around
one of the department stores, all to the
accompaniment of lusty singing, and
finally up the cobblestoned road to the
High on the battlements were the
standard bearers with the flags of
each Nation, the ancient cannon and
the huge Gunilla bell. From our position on the grass we looked through
the branches of the trees upwards to
this completely medieval scene, all lit
by a long line of torches against the
dark sky. It was the same brief ceremony that had been performed for
hundreds of years—a toast to Spring,
to the University, magnificent singing
by the university choir, the ringing of
the great bell, the withdrawal of the
We were privileged, the only Nation
allowed to carry lighted torches and to
have our own band.
As we formed again in line lighted
flares were handed to the marchers on
the outside of each row. The band
struck up and back we went, ten
abreast, to the Carolina and down
Drottingaten, this time dancing and
singing, the rows weaving in and out.
As the long procession turned at the
bridge all the flares were thrown into
the river, a beautiful sight, the flares
arching through the dark to hiss out
in the black, fast-running water.
Then to the hotel to a smorgasbord,
to more toasts and songs, and a final
Off once more to march through the
market place and to visit other Nations
and insult them. The dancing, the
weaving of rows, the happy singing
began again. At last, a return to our
own Nation, a grateful few moments
of rest, a final drink, and then in the
pale light of dawn the walk home to
our hotel. Spring was now official.
17 "Yorkeen" provided the setting for the student-alumni
Homecoming luncheon.
Ruthie Shaver (Miss Music) was the 1965 Homecoming
queen. Here are some of the lovely runners-up: Shannon
Boyce (Arts), Susan Eek (Pharmacy), Birgit Freybe (Frosh),
Jane Knott (Education).
Left: Maureen (Mrs. J. S.) Puis and Helen (Mrs. Gordon)
Thorn, the latter chairman of the '55 Arts Reunion.
Below: Mrs. Gwen Newton Manzer, Ken Caple, Professor
"Teddy" Boggs, and George Gallagher at the Class of '25
reunion reception at the home of Dr. Phyllis Ross.
18 Homecoming 1965
Mrs. Sherwood Lett was students' choice for the Great Trekker award. Here she receives the miniature cairn from AMS
president Byron Hender. For the first time the cairn ceremony was held as part of Homecoming.
Mrs. George Cunningham, and Mrs. Bev Lecky in animated
conversation with President Macdonald at the luncheon.
Dean Ian McT. Cowan is in the background.
And here's a general shot of happy Homecomers
foregathering at the luncheon.
Five on-coming alumni with their father, Don Anderson,
Association treasurer, at the Homecoming luncheon. Elizabeth Blanche Norcross
Highlights of the Bladen
Tt's the formula that will ensure
-*■ the continued and expanding usefulness of Canada's universities. That
is the message of the Bladen Commission Report which was issued last October. Commenting on it at a press
conference Dr. J. B. Macdonald said
that formula financing means the elimination of a great deal of unnecessary debate and quarrel about how
much each institution should be
The Commission was an instrument
of the Association of Universities and
Colleges in Canada, its purpose to
study the financial requirements of
universities and colleges for the next
decade, to study methods of financing,
to report and to make recommendations. While it made specific dollars
and cents recommendations, it also
called for annual discussions with the
provinces and stressed "the need for
regular adaptation and re-assessment
of the amounts; our plea for annual
discussion with the provinces follows
from our belief that to plan is essential,
but to become a captive of a rigid plan
is very dangerous.
As a starting point the Commission
recommends that the present per
capita grants be raised to $5 for the
year 1965-66, and be increased by $1
each year thereafter until such time
as discussion with the provinces might
lead to revision of those amounts.
Funds provided in this way would be
for operating costs and in UBC's case
would mean $3.75M more in federal
aid than it is now getting.
In the area of capital costs, the Commission recommends a Capital Grants
Fund into which would be paid each
year $5 per head of the Canadian
population, and that grants from this
fund be made to the universities proportionate to such of their capital expenditures  as  are  approved  by their
provincial governments. If this proposal is acted on, Dr. Macdonald said,
it will probably mean that we have
seen the last of such campaigns as the
3-Universities Capital Fund.
Vincent W. Bladen, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Toronto, and
chairman of the Commission.
The two formulas are directed to
the federal government. To the provincial governments the Commission
recommends first of all that any who
have not already done so should establish a grants commission, and secondly
that they should consider seriously
"the advantage of determining the annual operating grants by use of a
published formula relating the size of
the grant to the number of students in
various categories weighted in accordance with the different cost per
student in such categories."
The suggested weights are first and
second year students to count as 1;
third and fourth year students as 2;
students in a fifth or later year (other
than doctoral candidates), 3; doctoral
candidates in their second or subsequent years of graduate studies, 5.
There were also suggestions for part-
time students and students in institutions operating on a year-round basis.
Still on this question of an operating
grants formula, the Report points out
that the emergent universities have
special needs and require special provision beyond that prescribed by a
formula devised for the established
Professor Geoffrey Davies, on the
matter of the support from provincial
governments envisaged in the Report,
said that it was assumed the percentage
of the provincial government share
would decline to a point where, by
1970, it would amount to 25% of the
total bill, although the total amount of
provincial money would increase. Dr.
J. B. Macdonald added that it was
crucial that the provincial governments not feel themselves relieved of
financial responsibility for the universities because of increased federal aid.
In case formula financing should
need any defence the Commission suggests it should be "contrasted with the
crudest alternative which may be called 'deficit financing.' Under this latter
system each university assesses its need
and estimates its revenue from all
sources other than the provincial
government. The province is asked to
meet the 'deficit.'" A complication of
this method for the university is that
while it must make contracts for new
staff appointments in October or
November, it cannot know how much
money it will have to operate on until
the provincial budget is adopted in the
Formula  financing  would  also  en-
20 courage economy, the Report adds,
since developing or accepting a new
cost-saving method would free funds
for ventures that had been shelved,
rather than simply reducing the grant
from the province. By analogy with
business, where innovations are made
with the hope of increasing profits, in
the long run the public benefits.
Over and above the federal support
of the universities called for in the
formulas described above, the Bladen
Commission Report recommends "a
great increase in the grants for research
to the universities, to their staff members and to their research students." On
this subject Dr. Macdonald said there
should be federal responsibility in the
graduate field because these students,
contrasted with others, are more mobile and more a national resource.
Having dealt with federal and provincial contributions to the universities, the Report turns its attention to
the third major source of revenue,
student fees. Here the Commission
feels that fees should remain at about
the present level for the next decade,
having in mind the magnitude of the
expenditures, and "social justice". It
has a number of suggestions to make
on the matter of student aid, from tax
relief for parents and students to loans
and bursaries. Any increase in fees, it
says, should be accompanied by an increase in student aid available.
In the same paragraph it also cautiously includes a novel idea, undoubtedly related to a fact not dealt with
in the Report, that it is impossible for
women in their college years to earn on
anything like the same scale as men.
"It might also be thought proper to
differentiate between men and women."
The Report does not neglect a fourth
area of university support, the private
donor. It recommends that governments be responsible for the basic
needs of universities, leaving to private
donors the provision of "venture capital." Commenting on this recommendation, Dr. Macdonald cited the MacMillan gift to the UBC library and
pointed out that support on such a
scale could not be expected from any
government. "Private gifts of that
kind," he said, "can make the difference between universities and can
make the difference in emphasis between universities."
Finally the Bladen Commission
urged that university graduates recognize a special responsibility and sug
gested that "an average contribution
of 1% of the incomes of graduates
would make an enormous difference
to the strength and autonomy of the
universities of Canada."
The recommendations of the Blad-
den Commission Report were submitted to the Government of Canada
and the governments of the provinces
in mid-October. Prime Minister Pearson expressed himself as solidly behind
the proposals; he accepted the projection of the number of students who
could be expected to enter university
and accepted the amount of financial
support required. He promised to call a
federal-provincial conference "in the
very near future."
Asked if the universities accept the
report as sound and adequate, Dr.
Macdonald said the answer was an
unequivocal "yes."
Alumni in
Electoral Race
The following British Columbia
alumni ran for office in the recent
federal election. We just happen to
know of another who ran in the St.
Lawrence-St. George riding, Montreal
—John N. Turner. If there were other
alumni who offered themselves as candidates, whether in B.C. or in Canada's
hinterland and whose names we have
missed, we would appreciate being told
of them.
Burnaby-Coquitlam: Richard Daniel
Hayes, LLB '65.
Burnaby-Richmond: Robert William
Prittie, BA '47; James F. Lubzinski,
BA '48, MA '50.
Coast-Capilano: John Davis, BASc
Kamloops: Davie Fulton, BA '36.
Nanaimo-Cowichan: Douglas Malcolm Green, BA '49, LLB '50.
Okanagan - Boundary: Desmond
Howard, BA '32; David Vaughan Pugh,
BCom '34.
Okanagan-Revelstoke: Howard Earl
Johnston, BA '57, BEd '58, MEd '61.
Vancouver-Burrard: S. Ronald Bas-
ford, BA '55, LLB '56.
Vancouver - Quadra: Howard C.
Green, LLD.; George E. Trasov, BSW
'49, MSW '50, LLB '62.
Vancouver Centre: Douglas Jung,
BA '53, LLB '54.
Vancouver-Kingsway: Jack Austin,
BA '54, LLB '55.
Vancouver South: Arthur Laing, BSA
Have you looked
in your attic lately?
As we mentioned in the last issue of
the Chronicle, Mrs. Frances Tucker is
currently engaged on researching the
history of the Alumni Association.
Have you any old records of Association activities? The Brock Hall fire in
1954 destroyed most of our records for
a considerable span of years, including
the record of our Association officers.
We know who the presidents were, but
if you are able to supply the names of
any of the other officers, and their years
of service, it would help Mrs. Tucker
a great deal.
In the Association's infancy the
branches often were more active than
"head office." Perhaps you have records
of what was going on in our alumni
groups outside Vancouver in the 1920's
and 1930's.
Souvenir dinner programs and old
photograph albums often furnish valuable clues to our history.
Any help will be a tremendous help
to Mrs. Tucker in compiling the Association's history. Write her care of the
Alumni office, 252 Brock Hall, UBC,
Vancouver 8.
Hold Reunion
Class of '60 foresters chose their old
stamping ground of the University
Research Forest, Haney, for a reunion
at the Thanksgiving weekend. The
staff and guest house at Loon Lake
was headquarters for the two-day
Early arrivals on the afternoon of
October 9 toured the forest, and a total
of twenty-seven, graduates and wives,
were present for the supper and dance
in the evening.
Foresters from Prince George, Nelson and Grande Prairie, Alberta were
among those present.
AAG wishes to acknowledge two
gifts for which they have not complete names and addresses. The gifts
were from "Mary D. — " and
"Isabel F. Minty." AAG would like
to send official receipts and a
personal thank-you.
21 Norman MacKenzie Alumni Scholarship Awards
One Friday afternoon in October we
gathered together this year's winners of
the Norman MacKenzie Alumni Scholarships for coffee and doughnuts and
a picture-taking session.
On these pages we bring you a few
of the pix and a few also of the letters
that came in from the scholarship recipients when they learned of the award.
Following is a complete list of the
1965 crop of winners:
Penelope Elizabeth Law, Campbell
River; Albert John Glasswick, Che-
mainus; Cecile Frances Porter, Chilliwack; Nedra Elizabeth Fergie, Cranbrook; Dorothy Hilda Kilgren, Creston.
Ross Owen Glanville, Grand Forks;
David Charles Gooding, Grantham's
Landing; Carroll Vivian Weppler, Invermere; Margaret Anne Balf, Kamloops; Elizabeth Anne Bradley, Kelowna; Ernestine Harland Pritchard, Lil-
looet; Frances Laura Millner, Lister;
Shirley Gooldrup, Madeira Park.
Mary Audrey Lee, Mission City;
Diane Kay Fast, Nakusp; Wendie Faye
Muir, Nanaimo; John David Steenber-
gen, Nanaimo.
Patricia Jo Burkitt, New Westminster; John Douglas Macgowan, New
Westminster; Dennis Frederick Dong,
North Burnaby; David John Bjornson,
North Pine; Douglas Allan Botting,
North Vancouver.
William Patrick Stewart, Penticton;
Thomas Joseph Mason, Port Alberni;
W. Wallis Dixon, Pouce Coupe; James
Finlay Pearson, Prince George; Roger
Gibbins, Prince George; Margaret E.
Williamson, Revelstoke; Frank Albert
Claydon, Richmond.
Margit L. Kristiansen, Salmon Arm;
Patricia Jean Murdoch, Savona; William L. Seinen, Terrace.
Richard Charles Ward, Trail; Susan
Jane Rowley, Vancouver; Mark David
Schonfeld, Vancouver; George Duncan
White, Vancouver; Gertrude Mary
Schwab, Vanderhoof; Marion Barbara
Ferguson, Vernon; Joyce Isabel Baker,
Victoria; Berna M. Hawes, Victoria;
Wendy Diane Watkins, Victoria; Kenneth William Hall, Williams Lake.
Kenneth W. Hall, Elizabeth Bradley, James Pearson, and David Gooding.
Berna Hawes of Victoria writes: "I
can't express how grateful I am to you
for accepting my application and
awarding me one of your scholarships.
I have sent 'thank you' notes to the
people who wrote letters of recommendation for me. I believe they deserve a lot of credit. Also, I plan to get
in touch with Mr. Oliver, the vice-
principal of Oak Bay Senior Secondary
School. He was responsible for persuading me to write for scholarships.
But most of my thanks go to you and
your staff, Mr. Hollick-Kenyon. The
amount of $350 will certainly help cut
the expenses of attending The University of British Columbia.
Also from Victoria Wendy Watkins
Dorothy Kilgren,
Marion Ferguson,
Dean Gage
has this to say: "It is with much appreciation that I accept this award which
certainly will be useful as I embark on
a zoology program in the Faculty of
Science. My only wish now is that I be
able to complete a number of worthwhile and successful years at The
University of British Columbia."
Susan Rowley, whose home is in
Vancouver, wrote from Quebec: "For
the past two months I have been working in Quebec in a French-English
summer camp. I have met many
friends and seen a lot of the province
but soon will return home for registration week. Once again, my thanks and
my sincere promise to endeavor to live
up to this honour."
22 1965'$ Winners
Dr. Macdonald with Elizabeth Bradley
first year university. Without your
donation I would have had to rely on
financial aid from my parents. I am
now, however, able to enter university,
and perhaps manhood, on my own two
Frank Clayden of Richmond says:
"I am very grateful for the investment
that you have made in my future
through your contribution to my education. It is difficult for a student to
realize and appreciate the true value of
a scholarship before having a chance
to actually make use of the money.
Therefore I cannot truly tell you how
much your contribution means to me.
However, I hope that my effort at the
university, more than any letter of
thanks, will serve as a reminder of my
appreciation of your assistance."
Dennis Dong, North Burnaby, is
another who hopes that his performance will be the best expression of
his thanks. "Without this scholarship
I would have been unable to attend
The University of British Columbia. I
will do my best at university to uphold
the honour that has been bestowed on
me. I am very grateful to you and your
association  for this  scholarship."
Wendy Diane Watkins
David J. Bjornson, Dorothy Kilgren, Laura Millner, Ross Owen Glanville
Two Prince George students had a
double thrill when they received notification of their success. Jim Pearson
tells the story. "An even greater surprise occurred when I 'phoned one of
my best friends to tell him the news.
Before I could say a word he told me
that he had received the same award.
As well as being good friends, we have
been competitors at school for the last
six years, so this has been an ideal
way to keep us both happy."
And the friend, Roger Gibbins,
writes: "The $350, combined with the
money I earned this summer, will enable me to pay my own way through
David C. Gooding, Louise Hager, Penny Jones and Frank Claydon
23 Elizabeth Blanche Norcross
His Hobby is Students
"Tnertia is the greatest enemy of old age," Mr. William
J- H. Maclnnes told me in the course of our conversation
for this sketch. Some men fight the enemy with hobbies—I'd
been asking about hobbies—Mr. Maclnnes by remaining
active in business. He resists the enticements of his leather-
upholstered easy chair by the window, the 'phone conveniently at hand beside it, and goes to his office for a few
hours every day unless the weather is very bad. At eighty-
six he continues as president of his company, Western Soap,
and performs many of those executive duties which might
be called "chores," thereby freeing son Alex for other things.
His second major interest, and this might almost be
called a hobby, is his scholarship winners. It is a good
many years now since he first established five scholarships
for third-year students, and from the beginning he gave
more than money with the awards. He and his late wife
made it a practice to entertain all their scholarship and
prize winners (there are six Maclnnes prizes given on
university entrance) at an annual tea. These days Mr.
Maclnnes is their host at the student-alumni banquet, and
the special table with its fatherly figure at the head has
become a familiar feature of that late winter event. These
young people, whom he looks on almost as his children, are
a great source of satisfaction to him.
"I decided on giving scholarships to third-year students,"
Mr. Maclnnes explains, "because for one thing I feel that
by his third year the student has determined his quality,
and for a second thing, it is then, when he is proceeding to
fourth year, that he is most likely to need some financial
On that first point he can feel fully justified by results.
One of his boys earned the Governor General's gold medal
and many have been recipients of National Research Council, Woodrow Wilson and other major scholarships.
On the second point, too, he knows whereof he speaks,
for he himself worked his way through college—Queen's—
first taking two years off between high school and university, and then working during the summers. He earned a
BA degree in 1902.
Following graduation Mr. Maclnnes spent some years in
the financial world before doing an eleven-year stint as a
civil servant in British Columbia. He had come to this
province, to Vancouver, in 1909, and in 1918 was invited to
take on the job of Civil Service Commissioner. This was
early days for a provincial civil service commission in
British Columbia and it was rough going for the commissioner, with no friend, either on the Government side or
the Opposition in the legislature to speak for him. MLA's
of all political faiths, Mr. Maclnnes recalls, were united on
one thing at least, regret for the loss of patronage which a
merit system of appointments entailed.
In 1925 he became Official Administrator for the County
of Vancouver and quickly made it a much more lucrative
post than it had been, by the quite legitimate means of
giving prompt service on small estates. At that time the
Official Administrator was paid on a commission basis.
Relatives of an intestate deceased soon discovered that it
was cheaper to turn over the administration of the estate to
the Official Administrator than to apply for administration
themselves. When the Government changed in 1929 almost
its first act "was to chop off my head," Mr. Maclnnes says.
He then joined a wholesale firm in glass and crockery,
and in 1937, at an age when most men see retirement
looming, or beckoning, in the near future, he formed the
Western Soap Co.
In his earlier years there were hobbies, of course, best
demonstrated by the fact that in 1912 he was vice-president
of the B. C. Golf Club and president of the Terminal City
Club in 1916. He is now senior past president of the latter.
Queen's graduate though he is, Mr. Maclnnes early
interested himself in UBC and was a member of the first
Convocation and served several terms on its executive.
Gradually, as the young university's alumni increased in
numbers and maturity, they held an increasing number of
the executive offices. Appropriately, the executive of the
twenty-first Convocation was made up entirely of UBC
alumni, though at a later date Mr. Maclnnes, for one,
served again.
There were other areas of education in which Mr. Maclnnes—and Mrs. Maclnnes, too—played an active part. He
was, for example, chairman of the Presbyterian Synod
Committee that moved to erect St. Andrew's Hall on the
UBC campus, and had the special job of raising the funds.
24 W. H. Maclnnes with his granddaughters, Mary-Stewart and
Janet, children of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Maclnnes
A Plea
for Freedom
in Higher Education
The Ohio girl whom he married in 1911 was a teacher,
and that was Vancouver's gain, because she had been teaching in what was called the aural school in Cincinnati, a
school for the deaf. Her interest in and specialized knowledge of the problem of deafness in children led to her inquiring into what was being done for such handicapped
children in Vancouver. She learned that it was exactly
She and Mr. Maclnnes, with the co-operation of the
School Board, then made a survey and found there were
something over twenty children in the city's classrooms
who had need of help because of deafness. As a result a
class was planned for them in the Mount Pleasant School
and a teacher engaged to start the next school year. Unfortunately, the appointee fell ill just before the new term.
Mrs. Maclnnes, rather than risk the whole project being
shelved indefinitely after it had been brought so far, filled
in until Christmas and a new teacher had been found. This
one room was the forerunner of the Jericho School for the
Deaf and Blind.
We came back to UBC in our talk. The Common Room
in Robson House was furnished by Mr. Maclnnes as a
memorial to his wife, and the Maclnnes Playing Field was
prepared with funds he provided as a memorial to their son
William E. who died when a young graduate student.
Almost one thinks of W. H. Maclnnes as one of our
own—and indeed he is an honorary alumnus—but Queen's
still has a place in his loyalties. "UBC doesn't realize," he
told me, "how much it owes to Queen's." And he cited its
student government, the very name of the Alma Mater
Society, and the control of student athletics by that
society—all ideas that came from Queen's.
He didn't think of one other debt, but I did—that UBC
also owes a good deal to that Queen's graduate W. H.
Maclnnes. □
... I believe that degrees are utterly unimportant and are
at present used to force young people to do work which is
boring and unnecessary. And with mass higher education it
is sheer nonsense to fuss over the standard of a first degree.
Surely we are living at a time when B.A.'s are almost as
natural a part of an adult's endowment as a car, even as a
nose. Education shouldn't be engrossed so deeply in such
an elementary and disagreeable division of people into
sheep and goats.
In the same way I do believe that formal curricula are
not very important and are at present used for purely
external convenience. Students need to be given the
chance—need to be invited—to find out for themselves
what it is they want to learn, and devise their own order
and pace of learning.
In the same way I do believe that William Morris was
right and that the path to mastery and understanding of
ourselves lies through making.
And I am not afraid of letting people be lazy and things
be chaotic. The superficial laziness which accompanies freedom is very different from the frightening inner inertia of
slavery. Chaos is more spacious than most forms of order.
Laziness and chaos are not aims; but unless they are
proffered as possibilities, their alternatives, committed
work and the discovery of one's own order, cannot be so
fully and so honestly realized.
My contention is that these pleas are not anti-intellectual.
The academic is but one—rather limited—mode of intellectual activity. Certainly it is not the only or necessarily
the most appropriate mode for everyone who now presents
himself—quite properly—at a university. Nor are these
pleas coarsely emotional; if they seem so I fear it is because
we have become too ready to talk inhumanely, too ready to
forget that undergraduates are actually living while they
are in classes and seminars, when they are writing papers,
doing examinations. And it's a well known fact that
professors are dead.
—Jasper Rose, co-author of Camford Observed. (Professor
Rose, formerly Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, went
to the University of Santa Cruz in California this autumn
to undertake an educational experiment.)
25 voc
at Home
Jean Strachan, VOC
It's quite a cabin! The approximate
area will be 3800 square feet, it will
sleep 90 people in boys' and girls' dormitories, it will have a main lounge
capable of serving 150 people, a small
lounge of 25-person capacity, a big
kitchen, drying room, washrooms,
workshop, and ski racks.
All this 1300 feet from a parking lot.
The cabin is the culmination of the
first tentative explorations for a new
site begun in 1958 by the Varsity Outdoor Club. Whistler Mountain, the
site that was finally selected, is situated on the western border of Garibaldi Mountain. The 7100-foot peak
offers some of the finest and longest
ski hills in Canada as well as being
rich in mountaineering, climbing and
hiking potential. The cabin, about 2y2
driving hours from Vancouver, will
serve as a focus for the club's outdoor
The VOC is one of the older University institutions, having originated
in 1922 with a group of engineers, its
objectives then as now to promote an
interest in outdoor activities by UBC
students, in particular mountaineering
and skiing. It is a member of the Alma
Mater Society with on-campus club
room facilities.
Whistler Mountain is the club's
third off-campus home. In 1949 lease
difficulties forced it to move from
Grouse Mountain and the choice then
fell on Mount Seymour. However, that
second home was not all that had
been hoped. In 1950, when neither
cabin nor ski area was accessible by
road, from sixty to one hundred members would regularly hike up to the
cabin in the evening and to the ski
area the following morning. In later
years the trend was to drive from town
in the morning and return at night,
with perhaps no more than twenty
people using the cabin overnight.
Not only was the early comradeship
of evenings together lost, but the good
skiiers and climbers tended to go elsewhere, leaving a shortage of the experienced to teach and encourage beginners.
VOC interest in the Whistler Moun-
tain-Alta Lake area was sparked by
early plans to develop it as a possible
Winter Olympics site. After getting
some encouragement, though not a
definite commitment, from Garibaldi
Lifts Ltd. on the possibility of obtaining land in the area, the club sounded
out its membership on the proposed
move and commenced the search for
land. Three very comprehensive and
thorough questionnaires to the general
membership showed the club strongly
in favour of the move.
At the same time the search for land,
under the leadership of Charles
Daughney and other members, was
going on over a frustrating eighteen
months. It was only in May 1965 that
the Whistler Mountain site was
A Whistler Committee was named
to  look  after  arrangements  for  legal
The new cabin
after 4 weeks of
leases, financial preparations, and all
the other requirements of getting work
under way. Two graduates, former
members of the club, were on this
committee: Jack Stathers, BA'55, MA
'58, and Karl Ricker, BSc'59. Then
there was the outgoing president, Dave
Higgins, BASc'65; the summer activities chairman, Charles Daughney; and
Byron Olson, BArch'64, the cabin's
designer. It was this committee that
drew up the plans for the cabin.
In August there had to be a major
club reorganization to permit construction, and a concentrated effort to realize an actual land lease. With a great
deal of help from UBC President Macdonald, Alumni Association President
Rod Macdonald, and AMS President
Byron Hender, the club was able to
show the provincial government that
in order to have an enclosed shell by
the first snows of November construction would have to begin in early September. Mr. Rod Macdonald followed
this up by discussions with the Department of Lands and Forest officials,
from which he was able to conclude
that the VOC lease would soon be
coming up and the club should begin
construction the last weekend in
So began a series of hard-working
weekends which included not only
building construction but the engineering of a 600-foot water line and
clearance of ski trails. At the beginning
of November the club could forecast
that two more weekends would see the
cabin roughed in and ready for use.
The building of the Whistler cabin
is a major turning point in the club's
history and a valuable asset to the
University. It has also a wider value in
that VOC's initiative as the first club
to start a cabin on Whistler will encourage other ski and outdoor clubs
into the area next year.
26 with clothes it's appearance
and fit.
There are those who sacrifice one •
for the other.
No need for this.
gives you both, to your complete
Come in.
See Birkdale fabrics, styles,
colours; they're always
up to date.
See too, the many other
menswear items in
the Birkdale line that will
make you a better dressed man
because Birkdale is better.
27 -zm
The pulse of alumni activity is felt
at 252 Brocfc Hall. Here's your open
door waiting to invite you in! The
charming lady greeting you is Mrs.
Eileen Evers, the assistant to the director, who looks after the many details of
alumni program, supervises the office
staff, solicits advertising, and attends
many committee meetings.
The first person you meet over the
desk is the secretary to the director
and our newest staff member, Miss
Helen Oram. Helen receives many
phone calls and mail from alumni on
a wide variety of questions, and routes
these inquiries to the right university
resource for an answer.
Mrs. Mary McLean, the secretary to
the assistant to the director, answers
the telephone, always charmingly, and
handles all correspondence and mailings for the assistant with particular
reference to annual events, such as
Homecoming and reunions, faculty
functions, receptions, conferences, dinners, committee meetings, and Annual
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW53,
Director, Alumni Association.
The product of any university is its
alumni, and where the alumni are,
and what they do is the University's
concern. The Alumni Office at UBC is
the nerve centre of alumni activity, and
it is the primary function of this office
to know where our alumni are, what
they are doing, and to provide service
and program so that both the alumni
and the University work together in
attaining their mutual goals. There
are presently 34,604 Alumni Association members on record.
During your years since graduation
from UBC you have received UBC Reports, the Alumni Chronicle magazine,
countless questionnaires, program announcements, invitations to branch
meetings, luncheons, Homecomings,
reunions, receptions, and alumni fund
In these same years many grads have
returned our interest by sending us
address changes, news about themselves
and family, and new job announcements for class notes; by attending
branch meetings and regional conferences, Homecomings, reunions, and
luncheons; answering our questionnaires, and writing cheques!
Your Alumni Association, through its
many committees plans and executes
numerous alumni programs. The leadership of the Association is always
looking for new ideas to improve the
alumni program, and new volunteers
are always needed to keep the organizations moving ahead. Your comments
and your participation are needed. ALUMNITEMS
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The Alumni Chronicle magazine,
our major means of communication
with our graduates, is edited by Miss
Elizabeth Norcross. Miss Norcross edits
major feature articles about UBC and
reports on the new and interesting developments of our alumni body.
Mrs. Jean Badley, our bookkeeper,
spends her days on the finances of the
Association, keeping track of tickets to
all alumni affairs, paying the bills,
ordering stock, and running the Alumni Association budget. Jean is shown
here counting money.
Letters involve addresses—and alumni addresses change constantly, about
1,000 per month! Miss Sharon Garrard
is shown  here processing an  address
change on the records machine. The
new address is then sent to the tabulating department to be added to the
total alumni deck.
Mrs. Connie Goodall is shown operating our overworked duplicating machine which is a vital link of communication in reaching alumni from
Vancouver to Vietnam, since an alumni
office runs on a constant flow of paper
covering everything from newsletters to
thank-you notes for a job well done.
Miss Monika Forberger, the Chronicle assistant, rides herd on all the biographical files of UBC grads. Every bit
of information on alumni that comes
our way is filed and kept for reference
purposes and Monika is shown here
updating a biographical file. Monika
also assembles and edits all class notes,
and ensures that advertising copy for
each issue is on time. News of the University
B.C/s Newest University is now in Orbit
by John Arnett
Simon Fraser—opened on schedule in
September and indicated that it is
going to maintain the same breathtaking pace that saw it rise out of the
wilderness of Burnaby Mountain in
less than  18 months.
No sooner had the 2300 students
settled comfortably in their classrooms
than the Board of Governors, announced the university was starting
on a crash building program to enlarge
the university to house an anticipated
enrolment of 4,000 in September, 1966.
The university got approval from the
provincial cabinet to incur a liability
of $6.5 million to cover the cost of
completing the academic quadrangle
and adding to the science complex.
The additions must be completed by
next September and President Patrick
McTaggart-Cowan indicated that the
contractors will probably have a
tougher time meeting that deadline
than  the  first stage  contractors  had.
"But contractors have already shown
that they can respond to the needs of
the community and we are counting
on them to do the same again," the
president said.
"The interior of the new building
will be spartan, because of the tremendous rise in building costs, but we
intend to continue with the overall
exterior design."
And the overall exterior design, dubbed "Acropolis modern" for want of
a better description, continues to draw
praise from visitors. The Acropolis
description for the imposing concrete
buildings on the campus has already
inspired the joke "wouldn't it make a
lovely ruin" from the occupants of
less spectacular buildings on other
campuses in the province.
SFU handed out five honorary degrees at the two official functions in
connection with the opening of the
institution. At the opening ceremony
on September 9 degrees were given to
Premier W. A. C. Bennett and Lord
Lovat, of Scotland, head of the Fraser
clan, who was a special guest for the
opening ceremonies.
University of British Columbia
president Dr. John B. Macdonald was
one of three persons to be awarded
honorary degrees at the October 28
ceremony marking the installation of
Dr. Gordon Shrum as chancellor and
Dr. Patrick McTaggart-Cowan as
Honorary degrees were also given to
Lieutenant-governor George Pearkes
and Education Minister Les Peterson.
Lord Lovat, who presented a claymore sword that had seen battle at
Waterloo and on the Plains of Abraham, and a powderhorn given his family by Sir Walter Scott, to the university,
stole the show at the opening ceremonies.
Chancellor Gordon Shrum, the man
given the most credit for getting the
university built and opened on time
was in an unusually sombre mood for
part of the opening ceremony.
"Whether Simon Fraser University
reaches greatness depends not on the
physical surroundings, but on the
quality of the staff and the students—
whether they will show the courage,
imagination, initiative and leadership
of the man whose name, coat of arms
and colors we have adopted.
Acting Dean
Professor j. fred muir, with a well-
earned "emeritus" to his title, has been
called out of retirement to serve as
acting dean of the Faculty of Applied
Science until a successor is found for
Dr. David M. Myers. Dr. Myers resigned as dean earlier this year to accept the post of head of the new
La Trobe University at Melbourne,
Professor Muir joined the UBC faculty in 1939 and was head of the
civil engineering department from
1950 until his retirement last year.
Immediately prior to coming here he
was structural designer for the City of
Winnipeg and worked on the design
of the Assiniboine Park bridge and the
Portage Avenue  subway.
"To me this (building of the
university) is a real miracle, the
miracle of our times," he said.
Simon Fraser opened its doors to
2300 students, three hundred more
than expected. A week before opening
day registration was only 1500, but
climbed in spectacular fashion in the
last few days.
The only section of the university
that was substantially uncompleted
when students moved in was the
transportation centre above the park-
ade area. It houses student offices,
coffee shop and stores. □
Two Appointments
Dr. Dennis M. Healy has resigned as
head of the department of romance
studies to become Dean of the Faculty
of Arts, effective October 1.
Gordon Selman, BA '49, MA '63, formerly associate director of the Extension
Department, became executive assistant
to the president on December 1.
30 Victoria's Gain
Succeeding Dr. English as Deputy Minister of Education is G. N. Perry, formerly UBC's vice-president.
Briefly Speaking ...
If you know the local of the University office you wish to reach, you
can now dial it direct from home or
downtown. That is the first of the
virtues of the new Centrex system
which replaced the old central switchboard at UBC on August 22.
If you  don't know the local, it is
still possible, of course, to go through
the switchboard, but the most frequently called stations can be found
listed in the telephone directory with
their Centrex numbers.
Centrex has other virtues, such as
provision for transfer, consultation,
and three-way conversation calls without operator assistance.
* *       *
When the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada met in
Vancouver in late October Dr. John
Macdonald was elected its executive
head for a two-year term. Dr. L. A.
Vachon of Laval University, Montreal,
was elected president.
* *        *
For two months from mid-June 1965,
Professor Bill Dixon, Director of the
School of Social Work, acted as Advisor on Social Policy to the Special
Planning Secretariat of the Privy
Council, Ottawa, the body responsible
for the anti-poverty program in
* *        *
Miss Muriel Cunliffe, BA'31, BSW
'48, professor in the School of Social
Work, acted as consultant to the U.N.
Economic Commission for Africa in
Addis Ababa where she prepared the
basic documents and plan for a seminar on social work training in Africa.
This was held in Egypt last August.
Following her work in Addis Ababa,
she went to Lusaka, Zambia for two
weeks to review the work of a training
college for social workers there which
is operating under UNICEF.
"Rockwoods," the five and one-half
acre estate near Whytecliffe which
was given to UBC by Major-General
and Mrs. Victor Odium, has found a
new purpose in life.
On September 1 UBC's two-year-old
Work Study School moved to "Rock-
woods" in order to find room for its
expanded program. The School estimates that it will teach 500 students
in 1965-66. The students, top management and plant superintendents and
engineers and senior technologists
come for courses which range in
length  from two to  fourteen weeks.
The School is self-sustaining,
financed by course fees and grants
from the provincial department of
education and the federal department
of labour.
It Isn't Going To Be Easy
EVERYONE with eyes to see has been aware of a massive,
block-square building under construction at Granville and Sixth
Avenue for the past two-three years. Now it's ready, the new
home of The Sun — and here comes the crunch: over the
Christmas weekend altogether nearly 1200 people, hundreds
and hundreds of pieces of machinery large and small and, it
seems like, millions of miscellaneous items have to be moved
from downtown. All set up in the right places so that the regular Tuesday editions of The Sun roll off the presses smack on
time. Wish us luck!
3T Alumni Association News
Class of '25
makes gift
Individuals receive presents on their
anniversaries; groups give them.
Acting on that principle Class of '25
took advantage of their 40th anniversary reunion last October to present to
the University the Lewis Carroll Collection. This collection of some 430
pieces by and about Lewis Carroll
(Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) was presented to President Macdonald at the
class's reunion dinner in the Faculty
Bert Smith, reunion president,
speaking of the pleasure it gave the
members of the class to make this gift
to their alma mater, concluded: "Every
one of us is a wealthy person by reason
of having had the university experience."
Receiving the collection on behalf
of the University Dr. Macdonald referred to Mr. Smith's reminiscent remarks about the early days of UBC
and the close rapport which had then
existed between students and faculty
(several of whom were present) and
". . . All of us look backwards to
those days with great wistfulness . . .
The fact is that if we could go back,
we wouldn't. . . What we are likely to
forget to some extent is that bigness
has its compensations, too. UBC to-day
has a fine and growing library. . . We
have equipment and facilities such as
you and I never dreamed of. We have
faculty members who are as good as
the fine gentlemen who are here this
evening, and in larger numbers. . . We
have large numbers of brilliant students.
"We do have opportunities for students to make friendships with faculty
as intimate as you were able to make,
though admittedly it is more difficult
to-day. . .
"I think universities are perhaps the
most important institutions in society
to-day and if there is any hope for our
future as civilized people it is going to
be through our universities. . .
"To meet with you is to sharpen our
awareness of the need to be aware of
Professor Barss's class in apple judging, pictured at "Braemar," Fairview home of
the Faculty of Agriculture back in 1923. Shown with the Professor are Hugh
Russell, Harold Etter, Alex Goldie, Jack Wilcox.
the student as an individual. The
problem is enormous and we have a
great deal to learn."
Mr. Stan Arkley, who made the presentation, and Dr. Phyllis Ross are
credited with being the members of the
committee chiefly responsible for obtaining the Lewis Carroll Collection
for the University.
Golden Jubilee
Kitsilano, Capilano, Siwash squaw,
Kla-How-Ya Tillicum, Skookum wah!
Hyu Mamook! Muck-a Muck-a, zip!
B. C. Varsity! Rip! Rip! Rip!
Though it was billed as a "formal
ceremony," starched formality was not
too much in evidence at the celebration of UBC's golden jubilee, and it
broke down entirely when Mr. Justice
A. E. Lord (with apologies to the dignity
of the Bench) led old classmates in the
Kitsilano yell.
The occasion was relatively small in
point of numbers with members of the
1915 faculty and their 1915 students
the honoured guests, but it was large
in enthusiasm.
Chancellor Ross and Dr. H. T. Logan, the latter the only original member of faculty still lecturing, spoke of
the University's first years Mr. David
Brock tied up all loose ends with a
short talk illustrated by pictures like
the one shown here.
Lett Scholarship
is established
is how Mr. Justice A. E. Lord describes
the scholarship which is being established at UBC in memory of that
distinguished alumnus, the late Chief
Justice Sherwood Lett.
In consultation with the University the Memorial Fund trustees have
created a scholarship to be awarded
annually on the basis of overall
academic achievement, participation in
student and university affairs, contributions to the welfare of the university, and personal qualities of character. In those respects it resembles the
Rhodes scholarship. Unlike its big
brother, however, it will be tenable
only at UBC, will be awarded to a
student who has completed at least two
years at the University and is proceeding as an undergraduate to a full program of studies here. Further, it will be
open to women as well as to men.
This will be a major scholarship
in undergraduate terms, worth $1500,
and it is expected that it will be given
at some special function. The first
award will be made in the spring of
The Lett Memorial Fund now stands
at $30,000 and  is  still  open.
32 Nominations Requested
for Alumni Merit Award
Candidates for the alumni merit award are now being
considered. Nominations for the award can be made on the
form which appears below, or by letter, and should be
mailed not later than February 1, 1966, to:
Mrs. B. M. Hoffmeister,
Awards and Scholarship Committee,
UBC Alumni Association,
252 Brock Hall, UBC, Vancouver 8, B.C.
A candidate for the Alumni Merit Award must be a
member of the UBC Alumni Association who—
(a) has distinguished himself or herself in any field of
endeavour since graduation; and
(b) has made a contribution of such significance that it
will reflect credit on his or her Alma Mater; and
(c) has preferably received his or her first degree from
UBC; and
(d) may have made an outstanding contribution in his or
her field which has not necessarily received public
Nominations are referred to the Awards & Scholarship
Committee of the UBC Alumni Association, which recommends a suitable candidate to the Alumni Board of Management for final approval. The announcement of the
recipient of the award will be made at the Annual Meeting
of the Association on May 19, 1966. The recipient receives
the award in the form of a small plaque to commemorate
the occasion.
Previous recipients of the award are Dr. Florence Kelsey
and Dr. George Davidson. It is the hope of the Alumni
Association that alumni, students, and faculty will be
encouraged to submit for consideration nominations of
outstanding people who might not otherwise be considered.
Anyone wishing to assist in this way is invited to fill out
the form below, or to contact the Alumni office in writing.
I nominate	
candidate for the Alumni Merit Award.
Class Address..
Occupation or Profession	
Positions held, honours received, degrees, etc.:
In what way, in your opinion, has the nominee achieved
special distinction? (Please be as specific as possible. Use
a separate sheet of paper if additional space is needed.)
Send nominations to: 252 Brock Hall, UBC, Vancouver 8,
33 Up
Send the editor your news, by press clippings
or personal letter. Your classmates are interested and so are we.
Dr. Hugh L. Keenleyside
Dr. Hugh L. Keenleyside, BA, and Dr.
Walter Koerner, LLD'65(N.B., U.Vic.)
visited China in September for trade
talks. They spent a week in Peking, a
week touring Canton, Shanghai, Hang-
chow, and Suchow, as well as two week
in Japan. The purpose of the trip was to
see what business prospects were, and
what life as a tourist was like.
Dr. C. Beecher Weld, BA, MA'24, is
retiring after 30 years as head of the
department of physiology and biophysics
of Dalhousie University. Dr. Weld joined
Dalhousie in 1936 as professor of
Dr. J. H. Jenkins, BASc, forest products adviser to the deputy minister of
forestry in Ottawa, and an authority on
wood utilization, retired from federal
public service earlier this year. He was
one of UBC's first two graduates in
forest engineering.
Norman A. Robertson, BA, LLD'45,
will become director of a new graduate
school of international affairs at Carleton
University in Ottawa, and although he
has resigned from full time service with
the Department of External Affairs, he
will continue to serve as a special consultant to the department.
Norman Sangster, BA, MA'37, is in
Trinidad for a year, where he is a lecturer
in accounting in a management course
sponsored by the United States Aid program at the University of the West
Douglas S. Campbell, BASc, has retired as property superintendent with the
H.B. Mine of the Consolidated Mining
and Smelting Company of Canada. Over
130 people gathered recently in Salmo,
B.C. to pay tribute to Mr. Campbell, who
served in a variety of positions with
Cominco for a period of over 40 years,
during which he earned recognition as a
top mining engineer, with a deep interest
in human welfare.
Fred G. Elliott, BASc, has retired
from official duties with MacMillan,
Bloedel and Powell River, Ltd., Chemai-
nus Division, this summer, after 39 years
of service with the firm. He had latterly
been sales production co-ordinator for
the firm.
The retirement of R. G. (Gerry) McKee, BASc, as deputy forestry minister
has been announced by the Minister of
Lands and Forests for B.C. Mr. McKee's
retirement has brought to a close a distinguished and dedicated career of service to the people of this province in the
field of forestry. He had served the forest
industry for over 40 years, becoming
deputy forestry minister in 1958. He continues to be active, as head now of the
Purchasing Commission.
A. Earl Birney, BA, was presented
with an honorary doctor of laws degree
during the fall convocation ceremonies
of the University of Alberta at Calgary.
Frank P. Levirs, BA, MA'31, is now
Superintendent of Education for the Province of British Columbia, succeeding
Dr. J. F. K. English. In our last issue the
Chronicle misled you with an incorrect
description of the post. Our apologies to
Mr. Levirs.
John C. Oliver, BA, BASc'27, has been
appointed Special Consultant to Phillips,
Barrat and Partners. Mr. Oliver was formerly Senior Commissioner for the City
of Vancouver and is recognized as a
leading authority on Municipal Engineering and Management.
Herbert H. Ross, BSA, PhD.(IlL), who
is on the staff of the Illinois Natural
History Survey, is the author of a new
Textbook of Entomology, published recently by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Dr. Joseph I. Marin, BASc, BA'58,
professor and head of the department of
engineering mechanics at Pennsylvania
State University, retired with emeritus
rank on November 1, completing more
than 23 years on the faculty. Following
his retirement, he will join the staff of
the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in
Monterey, California, as professor of
material science.
John L. Farris, Q.C, BA, has been appointed   to   the   Board  of  Directors   of
A. E. Ames & Co.
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34 In 7933 the Varsity Outdoors Club was still at home on Grouse Mountain. Here
in the old cabin we find (L. to R.) Pete Fowler, secretary-treasurer; Fiona
Sutherland, vice-president; Jim Donaldson, president; Jekell Fairley, marshal.
Kelly, Douglas Co. Ltd., Mr. Farris is
the senior partner in the law firm of
Farris, Farris, Vaughan, Taggart, Wills
and Murphy, and is director of several
other Vancouver firms.
Back  in   1930-31   Donald  Hutchison,
BA, was president of Students' Council,
a president who, as Totem said, "set an
example which not one of us can boast
of equalling." Don has been these many
years a resident of England. Any of his
old colleagues who may have served on
Students' Council with him and are visiting England are cordially invited to look
him up at 73 Sandy Lane South,
Wallington,  Surrey,  England.
Professor J. B. O'Neil, BSA, MSA'38,
a specialist in poultry nutrition at the
University of Saskatchewan has been
named head of the Department of Poultry Science there. He has been at the
university since 1942, when he was appointed an instructor. He became an
assistant professor in 1945, an associate
professor in 1949, and professor in 1964.
William C. Phillips, BASc, has been
appointed Forester-in-charge of the Protection Division of Forestry Resources
for the Province of British Columbia. He
had previously been district forester at
Dr. Theodore H. Boggs, LLD, has received an Honorary Doctor of Civil
Laws degree from Acadia University at
its summer convocation. Dr. Boggs,
whose prime interests lie in the field of
economics and political science, was at
one time head of the Department of
Economics at UBC.
Charles M. Campbell, Jr., BA, BASc,
was voted Mining Man of the  Month
last August. He is the general manager
of Western Mines Ltd.
Philip John Farmer, BASc, has been
named assistant executive director of the
Canadian Highway Safety Council.
Mr. Farmer was a national Jaycee president in 1951, and was a former director
of the United States Junior Chamber of
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35 /. D. McLeod,
BASc '39
J. Douglas McLeod, BASc, is now the
Deputy Director of the Water Resources
Branch, Department of Northern Affairs
and Natural Resources in Ottawa.
John Cyril MacLean, BASc, has been
elected vice-president and director of
Montana Phosphate Products. Montana
Phosphate is a subsidiary of the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company.
George P. J. Parish, BSA, has been
appointed chief agronomist for Northwest Nitro Chemicals Ltd. Mr. Parish is
the president of the Calgary branch of
the Agricultural Institute of Canada.
Elizabeth Locke, BA, has been appointed personnel consultant of the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa. This is a
return to Ottawa from Montreal where
she had been a casework supervisor in
the Montreal General Hospital social service department. Prior to that she had
been in the Psychiatry Department of the
Ottawa General Hospital.
Dr. John Robinson, BSA, writes us
that he has accepted an appointment as
associate professor in the Department of
Bacteriology and Immunology at the
University of Western Ontario, London.
He had formerly been bacteriologist with
the Food and Drug Directorate in the
Department of National Health and Welfare in Ottawa.
Dr. Richard S. Caldecot, BSA, has
been appointed Dean of the College of
Biological Science at the University of
Dr. Robert A. Nilan, BSA, MSA'48,
has been appointed head of the Department of Genetics at Washington State
University, Pullman, Washington.
The Department of Trade and Commerce has announced that G. M. Schuthe
BCom, BA'47, MA'57, has been appointed director of its trade services
branch. The responsibilities of the
branch involve transportation and freight
traffic research, administration of the
Export and Import Permits Act, preparation   of  trade   directories,   assistance   to
new exporters, and administration of six
regional offices in Canada. Mr. Schuthe
has been with the Department of Trade
and Commerce since 1958.
Peter Cromie, BCom, formerly vice-
president of Dolly Varden Mines Ltd.,
has been elected president of the same
firm. His specific responsibilities include
general administration of the company,
shareholder relations, publicity, financing
and other corporate matters.
E. T. Quirk, BASc, has been appointed
construction manager at B.C. Hydro's
Duncan project, 26 miles north of Kaslo,
B.C. Mr. Quirk is a past president of
the Vancouver Island Branch of the Engineering Institute of Canada.
Peter C. Brolly, BCom, formerly administrator of the New Denver Hospital
has taken up a new position as administrator of the Windermere District Hospital. He recently completed a Hospital
Administrator's course at the University
of Saskatchewan.
Walter G. Beatry, BCom, has been
appointed manager of Eaton's retail store
in Moncton, New Brunswick. Mr. Beatty
will assume management of a new store
on the completion of the Moncton Shopping Centre, but until then, in addition to
present store management, he will be
responsible for planning, co-ordination
and development of the new store.
Andre Charles Beguin, BASc, has been
appointed general superintendent, Cassiar Mine, Cassiar Asbestos Corporation.
He joined the company in 1953 as a mill
Dr. D. R. Knott, BSA, associate professor of crop science at the University
of Saskatchewan, has been appointed head
of the crop science department there. Dr.
Knott is the developer of Stewart 63
rust-resistant durum wheat, which went
on the market last year.
David B. Laughton, BSA, BCom'49,
who returned to Canada in 1964 after
five years in London, England as agricultural counsellor to the Canadian High
Commissioner, has been appointed director of the agriculture and fisheries branch
of the Department of Trade and Commerce.
Alan M. Murray, BSc, has been appointed comptroller for the Consolidated
Mining and Smelting Company. He
joined Cominco in 1953, and was appointed assistant comptroller in 1964. He
is a member of the Chartered Accountants Association of Quebec.
Rev. Ronald F. Shepherd, BA, is the
new Anglican dean of Edmonton, succeeding The Very Rev. T. W. Teape. Mr.
Shepherd, as dean of the diocese is the
senior clergyman next to the bishop, and
is the first vice-president of the Synod.
He began his duties in late October and
was inducted as rector and installed as
dean in early November.
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Dr. Roger Bibace, BA, was appointed
Director of the Clark University Psychological Clinic. He has been a member of
faculty at Clark since 1957, and will continue to serve as associate professor of
psychology as well as director of the
Robert S. Boyle, BA, BEd'57, is one
of two B.C. school principals appointed
district superintendent of schools in the
Prince Rupert area. He had been principal of Booth Memorial junior secondary
school, Prince Rupert, and prior to that
had taught and held administrative positions in various B.C. communities. Before moving to Prince Rupert he had
been principal at Sechelt for three years.
Come Carbonneau, MASc, has been
selected by Quebec's national resources
minister to be president of Soquem, the
recently established Quebec mining exploration company. He had previously
been vice-president of St Lawrence Co-
lumbium and Metals Corporation.
Professor Robert Stangroom, BPE,
has accepted the voluntary post of provincial chairman of Red Cross water
safety services in New Brunswick. Now
an assistant professor in the University
of New Brunswick's department of physical education, his early career included
YMCA work and school teaching in
Vancouver and Dawson Creek.
New Westminster's city recreation
director, Al Thiessen, BPE, has been
appointed to a top position with the national office of the Red Cross. Mr. Thiessen, who has headed New Westminster's
recreation program for the past eight
years, began duties as Red Cross national
water safety director on September 1, in
John A. Young, BCom, MEd'61, is the
new principal of the Campbell River
Secondary Senior School, He has been
busy organizing the new school since
last July.
Dr. Richard G. Foulkes, BA, MD'54,
was formally admitted to the American
College of Hospital Administrators in
San Francisco. The ACHA is a professional society of men and women whose
life work is in the field of hospital administration. Dr. Foulkes was formerly
deputy medical superintendent at Woodlands School.
Elmer K. Goodman, BASc, is the new
assistant  city  engineer  for  the  City  of
New Westminster. His duties will be
to assist the city engineer on special projects, to specialize in city traffic problems and to represent the engineering
department on the newly established
urban renewal committee.
Edward V. Hird, BASc, was appointed
Eastern Regional Manager to manage
Lenkurt Electric's newly-formed eastern
regional office. The new post will provide
technical liaison between Lenkurt and its
growing telecommunications users from
Ontario to the Maritimes, as well as
manage the Eastern Project office of the
Edgar A. Moore, BASc, has been appointed supervisor of minerals for Indian
lands in the Department of Citizenship
and Immigration. He will be responsible
for development of petroleum and mineral resources on Indian lands in Western
Canada. For the last 12 years Mr. Moore
has worked as a petroleum engineer for
the Alberta oil and gas conservation
board at Calgary.
R. J. Young,
BSA '50
Professor Robert J. Young, BSA, has
been appointed head of the poultry department at the New York State College
of Agriculture, Cornell University. He
was previously animal nutritionist at
J. Darg Bell-Irving, BA, has been appointed assistant to the president of
Bell-Irving Realty Ltd. He was formerly
involved in the organization of the B.C.
Institute of Technology as special assistant to the principal.
Recently transferred from the research
station at Kamloops to the Summerland
Research Station was Frederick L. Banham, BSA. Since his appointment to
Kamloops in 1951 he has been engaged
in the control of economic insect pests
attacking vegetable and rangeland plants
in the interior of B.C.
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T. C. Hall,
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Thomas C. Hall, BASc, has been
moved from the position of Sarnia plant
engineer to become the construction and
maintenance engineer responsible for
major construction projects for Fiberglas
Canada Ltd.
W. A. Bradshaw, BA, has been
named director of continuing education
for the Canadian Institute of Chartered
Accountants. Mr. Bradshaw will be in
charge of the Institute's continuing education program which will make 95
course presentations in 27 cities from
Victoria to St. John's in the 1965-66
fall-winter program.
William J. Connery, BASc, is now the
Manager of Development for Alexandra
Forest Industries Ltd., where he will be
responsible for the sawmill and community development in the initial phase
of the company's integrated forest industry in the Peace Reservoir area.
J. Henry Hanson, BASc, has been
appointed   area   manager   covering   the
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River areas forestry operations for Rayo-
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Paul Klotz, BASc, has joined Alexandra Forest Industries Ltd., as manager of
logging. Mr. Klotz was formerly with
Omenica Lumber Company and Eagle
Lake Sawmill Ltd.
L. J. Manning, BASc, has joined the
firm of Hill and Associates Ltd., Consulting Mining Engineers, as a partner in
the firm. Since 1951 he has been employed with increasing responsibility in
mine design and operation, and during
the last eight years had been associated
with Rio Algoma Mines in their Pronto
Arthur David Price, BA, MA'53, has
returned to Canada from Spain to take
up duties as headmaster for St. Nicholas
Memorial School, St. Blaise, Quebec. He
had been the director of the College of
Ibizia in the Balearic Islands until taking
up this new position.
Superintendent H. C. Russell, LLB,
has arrived in Halifax to take over duties
as officer in charge of the Criminal Investigation Branch for the RCMP's "H"
division in Nova Scotia. He spent the last
three years in St. John's Nfld., as officer
in charge of criminal investigation for
"B" division.
She's moved again! Jane Banfield, BA,
LLB'54, is now an assistant professor in
the department of political science at the
California State College, Hayward, California. She will be there until next June
at which time she intends to take oral
examinations in London, England for
her PhD.
Allan King, BA, presented five of his
short film productions at a special showing during the Commonwealth Film
Festival in London, England, this fall.
Mr. King is described as being in the
front rank of any television film maker
practising today. He is presently head of
an association of young film makers,
with offices in Toronto, and London,
Ontario, with frequent commissions from
Canadian, British, American, and German broadcasting organizations.
It was bound to happen—now there is
a consultant for computers! He is John
Rivette, BA, who formed the Rivette
Consulting Geologists of Calgary in
April of this year. He may be said to be
the first person to consult in the field of
computer applications to petroleum explorations.
Harold Rourke, BPE, is the new
supervising principal at Ladysmith
Secondary School succeeding John Pet-
rak who retired earlier this year. All Mr.
Rourke's teaching experience has been
at Ladysmith Secondary, and he was
previously vice-principal there.
Joe Cvetkovich, BCom, LLB'57, has
set up his own law practice in Campbell
River, as of September 1. Mrs. Cvetkovich,   the   former   Valerie   Haig-Brown,
BA'57, was a member of the Chronicle
Editorial Committee.
Dr. Lee Kornder, MD, was formally
appointed director of the Boundary
Health Unit and secretary of the Boundary Union Board of Health at the recent
meeting of the Board this fall.
Donald G. Jarvis, BASc, has been appointed manager, Plant Metallurgy Division for Atlas Steels Company in Welland, Ontario.
Patricia S. B. Anderson, BSN, has
been awarded the 1965-66 national nursing bursary of the Canadian Red Cross
Society. The fellowship of $2,000 will
allow Miss Anderson to continue graduate studies in nursing at the master's
A. L. Leach,
BSA '57
Arthur Lome Leach, BSA, has been
appointed manager, Information Services
for Cyanamid of Canada, Ltd. He was
formerly manager of advertising and
sales promotion for the company's agricultural products department.
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38 1958
George Walter Reed, LLB, formerly
police inspector for the RCMP in Ottawa
has been appointed Legal Adviser for
the RCMP at their headquarters in
Kenneth E. Cox, MASc, is now a professor of chemical engineering at the
University of Mexico. He is returning to
teaching after being a research engineer
with Dow Chemical Company at Walnut
Creek, California. A widely travelled
educator, Dr. Cox was born in Tsientsin,
China, and earned his undergraduate
degree at the Imperial College of Science
and Technology, University of London.
He taught at UBC after obtaining his
master's degree here.
Michael L. Hadley, BA, former assistant to the dean of arts and science and
secretary of the faculty council at St.
John's College, Manitoba, has been appointed assistant professor in the German department of United College,
University of Manitoba.
J. D. N. Cheeke, BASc, MSc'61, received his PhD. in physics this summer
from Nottingham University, England.
For the past four years he has been an
assistant lecturer in the department of
physics at Nottingham. He will begin his
post-doctoral year at Grenoble, France,
after attending summer sessions at
George P. Spiro, BA, BSW'60, MSW
'61, has been appointed regional representative of the National Parole Service for southern Alberta. Mr. Spiro will
interview all parole applicants from the
Calgary and Lethbridge provincial jails
and the new Drumheller penitentiary.
A. David Woodman, BCom, has been
appointed advertising manager for Lucky
Lager Breweries Ltd. Mr. Woodman has
had several years of sales and advertising
responsibility in British Columbia.
David P. Axen, BASc, PhD'65, has
been awarded a National Research Council NATO Science Fellowship for postgraduate research at the Rutherford High
Energy Laboratory at Didcot, Berkshire,
Dr. R. B. Alderman, MPE, PhD. (U
of Calif.) has received a full-time
appointment with the Federal Fitness
Research Institute at the University of
Alberta. He plans to study the methodological and statistical aspects of research
design in physical fitness and fatigue.
J. Peter Burnyeat, BA, freelance writer,
has recorded his most recent success in
the medical field. A paper, "Mental
Health Insights in Literature" is to be
published in Mental Hygiene, a quarterly
journal of the National Association for
Mental Health, New York, early in 1966.
Werner Gruninger, BA, has been appointed assistant professor of sociology
at Saint Mary's University, Halifax. A
former Woodrow Wilson National Fellow, he had been teaching at Laurentian
University,  Sudbury,  since   1963.
Gary A. S. Owen, BASc, was appointed an M.I.T. Fellow in Africa for two
years, where he is Under Secretary with
the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
in Kampala, Uganda. He acts as an
economic adviser in helping the government establish new industries in Uganda.
Frank Bach, MSW, has been appointed executive director of the Catholic Family Service of Calgary. Mr. Bach
had been director of service with the
CFS, a United Agency, for the past five
Jindra Kulich, BA, has been appointed
assistant director and programming supervisor for the Elliot Lake Centre for
Continuing Education. The new assistant director was a discussion leader for
the study discussion program in the
liberal arts (Living Room Learning) at
UBC during 1957—1959, and since 1961
had been director of adult education in
Edward S. Arnold, BSA, has been
appointed to the position of plant
superintendent and assistant production
manager for Andres Wines Ltd.
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David J. McCargar, BA, MA'65 has
been appointed Lecturer in the Department of Classics at Bishop's University,
Lennoxville, Quebec.
Dr.   Jacques   Hochglaube,   MD,   has
been appointed a resident physician in
dermatology in the Mayo Foundation at
Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Foundation is part of the Graduate school of
the University of Minnesota.
Edelgard E. Petzelt, BA, (now Mrs.
Mahant) writes us from London, England that she is doing post-graduate work
at the London School of Economics and
Political Science, and also that her
husband, Ram Parkash Mahant, BASc,
completed his MSc at Queen's University
in September.
James  G.  Whitham,  BASc,  has  been
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MRS. A. S. KANCS, P.C.T.,  G.C.T.
39 appointed Development Engineer in the
Chemicals and Fertilizers division of the
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company at Trail.
Donald A. Brown, BCom, has won
the Governor-General's Gold Medal for
the highest standing in the Chartered
Accountants examinations in 1965. He
placed first out of a list of 822 candidates who passed their final examinations
this year.
Bruce Farquharson, BSc, and his
family left Vancouver in September for
Australia, where he has a fellowship at
the University of Australia at Canberra.
James E. Hartley, MSc, has been
named director-secretary of the Oldman
River Planning Commission in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Maxwell E. Gordon, BPE, has been
appointed assistant co-ordinator of recreation at the University of Guelph in
Ontario. He was formerly recreation
consultant for the community programs
branch of the Department of Education
in Nelson, B.C.
Arthur (Archie) Gaber, BA, a teacher
and probation officer from Haney, B.C.
has been appointed a community development officer to work with people of Indian ancestry in the Interlake region of
George Poulos, BA, has taken up his
new duties as probation officer for the
municipality of Haney.
William Paul Skerret, BSA, has been
appointed program director for the Rural
Learning   Association   of   Ontario.   Mr.
Herman Litsky,
BSW '63
Herman Litsky, BSW, has been appointed to the Alberta Family and
Juvenile Court bench in Calgary as a
judge. Judge Litsky obtained his BSW
following obtaining a law degree at the
University of Manitoba, after recognizing the need for lawyers and social
workers to co-operate in the administration of justice.
Skerret was previously a CBC farm
commentator until taking up his new
post last July.
Brenda Buller, BHE, recently was
granted a research fellowship of $2,000
by Iowa State University where she is
presently taking graduate studies in the
area of textiles and clothing.
Colin Farmer, MA, graduate in Criminology, has joined the full time staff of
the department of sociology at St. Patrick's College, Ottawa.
Brian L. Grafton, BA, has been
awarded a $2,800 Ontario government
scholarship in English to study at McMaster University in Hamilton.
Peter Hamilton, BEd, will be teaching
in Lagos, Nigeria for the next two years,
under the Canadian government's external aid program for developing countries.
He will teach industrial education at the
Yaba Technical College in Lagos, which
has 700 students.
John Robert Parry, BASc, has been
awarded a $4,500 Jane Lewis Fellowship
to continue graduate work in engineering
at the University of California at Berkeley.
David Scott, BASc, has designed and
built the first Canadian Hovercraft at
his home in North Vancouver. The
Hovercraft, which is 12Vi x IVi feet
took 2,000 working hours to build, at a
cost of $1,300 and "flew" for the first
time earlier this summer at Westwood
race track. The flight covered a distance
of about 300 feet, with the craft hovering
about six inches from the ground. Mr.
Scott hopes to improve the craft and
manufacture it for commercial use.
Frank A. Steggles, BA, probation officer for Port Alberni for the past fourteen
months, transferred to the Family and
Children's court in Victoria last September.
G. Allan Van Sickle, BSF, has been
appointed to the Civil Service Commission to the research staff of the department of Forestry, Maritime region. He
has been appointed disease survey officer
with the department's forest and insect
disease branch, where his job entails
planning and reporting field and laboratory aspects of the forest disease survey
and conducting research on forest
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Dairyland products are delivered to UBC
every day; UBC-trained bacteriologists
staff the Dairyland laboratory; UBC's
Faculty of Agriculture has worked in
close cooperation with Dairyland for
many years.
Dairyland is proud of this long and
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40 Marriages
addison-richardson. Ralor Blendle Addison, BSc'63 to Robyn Richardson,
August 20, 1965 in Vancouver.
bailey-munro. Charles F. Bailey to Mrs.
H. G. Munro (nee Blanche Almond)
BA'27, in Vancouver.
birdsall-griffiths. David Lynn Birdsall,
BASc'62, MASc'65 to Myra Griffiths,
July 1965, in Bristol, England.
d'aquino - Peterson. Thomas Paul
D'Aquino, BA'62, BA'63 to Susan
Marion Peterson, August 28, 1965 in
deitcher-chodosch. Joseph Deitcher,
MD'62 to Joyce Chodosch, July 11,
1965 in Toronto.
duerden-enger. John Derek Duerden,
BA'65 to Susan Janet Enger, BA'64,
July 1965 in Vancouver.
greig-cope. Venerable H. J. Greig,
Archdeacon of Vancouver, to M.C.
Lillian Cope, BA'24, MA'40, July 12,
1965 in Vancouver.
holtby-cameron. Mark E. Holtby, BSc
'65 to Veronica M. Cameron, October
9, 1965 in Burnaby.
hopkins-munn. C. Newton Hopkins,
BASc'49 to Anne Cameron Munn,
BA'47 in Vancouver.
jennejohn-mcdonell. Robert George
Jennejohn to Lila Margaret McDonell,
BHE'65, October 5, 1965 in Vancouver.
johnson-wright. Sherwood James Johnson, BSc'64 to Gaile Nadine Wright,
BHE'65, August 21, 1965 in Vancouver.
mcbride-ackland. Richard P. McBride,
BSc'64 to Phyllis Ackland, BA'64,
October 30, 1965 in Vancouver.
mowinckel-cushing. Hugo Mowinckel
to Honor E. Cushing (nee Vincent),
BA'40, MSW'63, in Vancouver.
piket-faulds. Willem Piket, BA'64, to
Diana Faulds, July 16, 1965 in
robinson-kennedy. Alexander Maguire
Robinson, BASc'61, MSc'63 to Roberta
Day Kennedy, October 19, 1965, in
sharp-hobson. Robert H. Sharp to Helen
Marilyn Hobson, BHE'64, July 24,
1965 at Lake Cowichan, B.C.
treleaven-gautier. David H. Treleaven,
BASc'62 to Sharleen Gautier, July 22,
1965 in Ottawa, Ontario.
MR.     and     MRS.     HUGH     CAMERON     AIRD,
BA'52, LLB'56 (nee ruth Margaret
quance), a son David Hugh on September 2, 1964 in Burlington, Ontario.
BSF'65 (nee shirley miller), a son,
Glen William on July 8, in Vancouver.
reverend and mrs. john Lancaster,
BA'60, (nee miriam ann Roberts,
BA'63), a daughter, Jordan Claire, on
August 20, 1965 in Trail, B.C.
MR.   and   MRS.   WALTER   MCLEAN,   BA'57,
B.D.'60(Knox), (nee Barbara scott,
BEd'60), a son, Edward Blair, on
October 21, 1965 in Enugu, Eastern
Hattie May Sinclair, BA (nee McArthur), on July 30, 1965. Mrs. Sinclair
was the first girl from Prince George to
attend UBC. She is survived by her
husband, Arthur Ralph, a son and a
Ralph M. Morton, BASc, on September 8, 1965, in Victoria.
Margaret Fitzpatrick Carpenter, BSN,
wife of R. Burton Carpenter, BASc'29,
in Calgary.
Alfred C. Buckland, BASc, in Vancou-
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Edna  Phyllis.   He   is  survived   by   four
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G. G. McKeown, BA, MSc'52, PhD
'56, on May 29, 1965, in Ottawa. Dr.
McKeown joined the Food and Drug
Laboratories, Ottawa, in 1952 and at the
time of his death was head of food
colors and alcoholic beverages, doing
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41 UBC Alumni Association
Board of Management
John B. Macdonald,
President of the University of British Columbia
Executive Committee
president—Roderick W. Macdonald, LLB'50.
past president: David M. Brousson, BASc'49.
first vice-president: John L. Gray, BSA'39.
second vice-president: Mrs. K. M. Walley, BA'46.
third vice-president: Kenneth R. Martin, BCom'46.
treasurer: Donald McL. Anderson, BCom'48.
members-at-large (Terms expire 1966)—Vern Housez, BCom
'57; Ronald S. Nairne, BA'47, B'Arch'51; Kenneth Martin,
BCom'46; Mrs. John M. Lecky, BA'38; Arthur G. Woodland, BA'49. BSA'49. (Terms expire 1967)—Peter J. de
Vooght, LLB'51; George S. Cumming, BA'50, LLB'51;
Stan Evans, BA'41, BEd'44; W. Richard Penn, BPE'49.
Degree Representatives
agriculture—Dr. Richard Stace-Smith, BSA'50.
applied science—David M. Carter, BASc'49.
architecture—Ray Toby, BArch'50.
arts—Mrs. B. M. Hoffmeister, BA'27.
commerce—Robert S. Sinclair, BCom'56.
education—Leonard P. Sampson, BEd'56, MEd'59, PhD.
forestry—V. Neil Desaulniers, BSF'54.
home economics—Mrs. G. M. Morrison, BHE'50.
law—Gordon Armstrong, LLB'59.
librarianship—Marilyn Berry.
medicine—Dr. Albert Cox, BA'50, MD'54.
nursing—Miss Joan Funk, BSN'60.
pharmacy—Gordon Hewitt, BA'41, BSP'50.
physical education—Gordon A. Olafson, BPE'62.
science—Miss Joan Arnold, BSc'63.
social work—Mrs. Douglas Fowler, BA'46, BSW'47.
Senate Representatives
The Hon. Mr. Justice Nathan T. Nemetz, BA'34.
Donovan F. Miller, BCom'47.
Franklin E. Walden, BCom'38.
Regional Representatives
central B.C.—Mrs. G. C. Kellett, BSC(Alta).
fraser valley—Norman Severide, BA'49, LLB '50.
okanagan mainline—Mrs. H. J. MacKay, BA'38.
Vancouver island—John R. Caldwell, BA'48, LLB'49.
Ex Officio Members
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53, director, U.B.C. Alumni
Sherie Rusler, 1965 grad class secretary.
Byron H. Hender, AMS president.
Bob Cruise, LLB'67, Students' Council representative.
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42 U.B.C. Alumni Association Directory
University Associations
Central B.C.
chairman—Mrs. G. C. Kellett, BSc (Alta), 2293
McBride Crescent, Prince George.
prince george—Rev. Newton C. Steacy, BA'52,
3760 Dezell Dr.
vanderhoof—Alvin   W.   Mooney,   BA'35,   MD
and MSc(Alta), Box 56.
Williams lake—Mrs. C. Douglas Stevenson, BA
'27, Box 303.
E.  Kootenay Post-Secondary
Education Association
president:   Ray Cooper, Box 28, Creston.
vice presidents: Maurice G. Klinkhamer, Box
849, Cranbrook; Frank Goodwin, Box 801,
Kimberley; Judge M. Provenzano, Box 2406,
secretary: Bill Phillips, Box 158, Cranbrook.
kimberley: L. F. H. Garstin, Box 313; Mat
fernie: H. D. Stuart, Box 217, Fernie; F. C.
Hislop, Box 490, Fernie.
creston: Alan B. Staples, Box 280; Dr. J. V.
Murray,  Box 270.
cranbrook: Percy B. Pullinger, Box 9; Mrs.
Marion Pennington, Box 88.
inveremere: Mrs. G. A. Duthie; Tom Hutchison.
Fraser Valley
president:   Norman   Severide,   BA'49,   LLB'50,
Drawer 400, Langley.
past president: Mrs. G. E. W. Clarke, BA'22,
2351 Lobban Road, Abbotsford.
vice-president:   Dr.   Mills   F.   Clarke,   BSA'35,
MSA'37,  c/o  Dominion  Experimental  Farm,
secretary: Hunter B. Vogel, HA'58, 19952 New
McLellan Road, R.R. No. 7, Langley.
abbotsford—John     Wittenberg,     33551     Braun
Avenue, Box 1046; William H. Grant, BEd'47,
Maple Street, Box 37.
aggassiz—Dr. Douglas Taylor, BSA'39, c/o Experimental  Farm.
chilliwack—Judge F. K. Grimmett, BA'32, Box
10, Sardis;  Frank Wilson, MA'37, 25 Clarke
cloverdale—Harold     S.     Keenlyside,     BA'35,
Drawer  579.
cultus   lake—W.   N.   Swanzey,   BEd'57,   379
Cedar St.
haney—Mervyn M. Smith, BA'34,  12283 North
8th Avenue.
hope—Eugene Olson.
langley—Dr. Chapin Key, Box 636.
mission—Wilfred R. Jack, BA'35, MA'37, McTaggart  Road,  Hatzic.
Okanagan Mainline
president:   Mrs.   H.   J.   MacKay,   BA'38,   Box
129, Revelstoke.
past   president:   Dr.   E.   M.   Stevenson,   MD
(Western  Ont.),  3105-31st St., Vernon.
Armstrong—Ronald R. Heal, BSA'47, Box 391.
golden—Mrs. Trevor Burton.
kamloops—Roland   G.   Aubrey,   BArch'51,   242
Victoria Street.
kelowna—John   Dyck,   BSP'51,   Dyck's   Drugs
Ltd., 545 Bernard Ave.
lumby—Ken    B.    Johnson,    Merritt    Diamond
Mills, P.O. Box 10.
Oliver—Rudolf P. Guidi, BA'53, BEd'55, Principal, Elementary School.
osoyoos—Mrs.   Douglas   Fraser,   BA'32,   R.R.
No. 1.
penticton—Mrs. V. Dewar, 12 Lambert Drive.
R.R. No. 1, Penticton.
revelstoke—Mrs.   H.  J.   MacKay,   BA'38,   Box
salmon arm—Dr. W. H. Letham, BSA'42, Box
summerland—Preston  Mott.
vernon—Mrs. Peter G. Legg, BA'37, Box 751.
Vancouver Island
president—Harold S. Mclvor, BA'48, LLB'49,
Box 160, Courtenay.
past president—John R. Caldwell, BA'48, LLB
'49, Box 820, Campbell River.
vice-president—Robert St. G. Gray, 1766 Taylor
St., Victoria.
secretary—Mrs. J. H. Moore, BA'27, Norcross
Rd., R.R.4, Duncan.
alberni-port alberni—W. Norman Burgess, BA
'40, BEd'48, 518 Golden Street, Alberni.
Campbell river—Mrs. W. J. Logie, BA'29, Box
chemainus—Mrs. A. A. Brown, BA'45, Box 266.
ladysmith—Mrs. T. R. Boggs, BA'29, Box 37.
nanaimo—Hugh B. Heath, BA'49, LLB'50, Box
parksville-qualicum—J.    L.    Nicholls,    BA'36,
BEd'53, Principal, Junior-Senior High School,
Qualicum Beach.
shawnigan   lake—Edward   R.   Larsen,   BA'48,
Shawnigan Lake School.
victoria—David Edgar, BCom'60, LLB'61, 929
Fairfield Road, Victoria.
West   Kootenay   Regional   Committee
chairman—R.   J.   H.   Welton,   BASc'46,   1137
Columbia Avenue, Trail.
argenta—Mr. Stevenson.
castlegar—Edwin   McGauley,   BA'51,   LLB'52,
Box 615.
grand  forks—E.   C.   Henniger,   Jr.,   BCom'49,
Box 10.
nelson—Leo   S.   Gansner,   BA,   BCom'35,   c/o
Garland, Gansner & Arlidge, Box 490.
riondel—Herman Nielsen, Box 75.
Other  B.C.  Branch Contacts
ashcroft—Gordon H. S. Parke, BSA'52, Bonaparte Ranch, Cache Creek.
bella coola—Milton C. Sheppard, BA'53, BEd
'54, Box 7.
bralorne—J. S. Thompson, BASc'50, Box 301.
clinton—Kenneth Beck, BSP'57, Box  159.
fort ST. john—Art Fletcher, BCom'54, Supervising Principal, North Peace River High
School, Box 640.
Grantham's landing—M. R. Kitson, BASc'56,
Hudson hope—W. O. Findlay, Bag Service No.
7, Fort St. John, B.C.
lillooet—Harold E. Stathers, BSP'53, Box 548.
lytton—David S. Manders, BA'39, Box 5.
merritt—Richard M. Brown, BA'48, LLB'52.
100 mile house—Mr. Al McMillan.
powell river—F. A. Dickson, BASc'42, 3409
prince rupert—Robert C. S. Graham, Box 188.
Princeton—Robert B. Cormack, BA'49, BEd'57,
Box 552.
sicamous—W. Ellaschuk,  BA'50,  Box 9.
squamish—Mrs. G. S. Clarke, Box 31.
terrace—Ronald   Jephson,   LLB'56,   P.O.   Box
texada—Mrs.  Dorothy  Halley,  BA'29,  Box 91,
Gillies Bay.
trail—Mrs. T. S. Mathieson, 310 Willow Dr.
zeballos—Mrs. Joan St. Denis, BSN'59, c/o
Gran  Bay Logging Co.
Canada (except B.C.)
calgary, alberta—Richard H. King, BASc'36,
Oil & Conservation Board, 603 - 6th Avenue,
deep river, Ontario—D. D. Stewart, BA'40, 4
Macdonald Street.
Edmonton—Lawrence L. Wilson, BA '48, Hospital Consultant,  Misericordia  Hospital.
guelph—Walter H. A. Wilde, BA'50, 4 Cedar
Hamilton, Ontario—Harry L. Penny, BA, BSW
'56, MSW'57, 439 Patricia Drive, Burlington.
London, Ontario—Mrs. Brian Wharf, 134 Biscay
manotick, ont.—John W. Green, BCom'39,
Box 295.
medicine hat—Harry H. Yuill, BCom'59, 473
First Street, S.E.
Montreal, p.q.—L. Hamlyn Hobden, BA'37,
MA'40, c/o Pemberton, Freeman, Mathers &
Milne, Ltd., 1980 Sherbrooke St. W., Mtl. 25.
moose    jaw,    sask.—Melvin    Shelly,    BASc'55,
MBA'57,  1156-3rd Ave. N.W.
Ottawa,  Ontario—Thomas E.  Jackson,  BA'37,
516   Golden   Avenue,   Highland   Park   Drive,
Ottawa 3.
Peterborough, Ontario—R. A. Hamilton, BASc
'36, 640 Walkerfield Avenue.
port Arthur,  Ontario—Sydney  Burton  Sellick,
BSF'52, 389 College Street.
sackville,    n.s.—Dr.    David    M.    MacAulay,
BSW'61,   Dean's   Apt.
saskatoon, Saskatchewan—Dr. Alex J. Finlayson,  BA'55,  MSc'56,  202  S.  Cumberland.
st. john's, Newfoundland—Dr. V. S. Papezich,
Memorial University.
Sydney, n.s.—Robt. Algar, c/o Dosco Steel Co.
Toronto,   Ontario—Donald  J.   Hudson,   BA'52,
11a, 6 Vendome Place, Don Mills.
welland,   Ontario—John   Turnbull,    BASc'55,
MASc'58, Box 494, Fonthill, Ontario.
Winnipeg—Gordon Elliott, BCom'55, Personnel
Off.ce, T. Eaton Co. Ltd., Portage Avenue &
Donald Street, Winnipeg 2, Manitoba.
wolfville,     nova     scotia—Bruce     Robinson,
BA'36,  BASc'36,  MBA'63,  Box 446.
England & wales—Mrs. J. W .R. Adams, BA
'23, Thurnham Grange, Thurnham near Maidstone, Kent, England.
Mrs.  C. A.  S.  Turner,  "Blue Shutters,"   120
Myton Road, Warwick.
Nigeria—Robert A. Food, BCom'59, P.O. Box
851, Lagos.
Scotland—Mrs. Jean Dagg, 35 Tweed St., Ayr.
trinidad—Lome D. R. Dyke, Commercial Division, Box 125, Port of Spain.
United States
bozeman, mont.—Mrs. Glennys Christie,
BA'54, 509 W. Cleveland.
California, northern — (Chairman) — Charles
A. Holme. BCom'50, MBA(Western Ont.),
81 Morningside Dr., San Francisco 3. san
Francisco—Dr. Oscar E. Anderson, BA'29,
MA'31, 185 Graystone Terrace; santa clara
—Mrs. Fred M. Stephen, BA'25, 381 Hayes
Avenue; Stanford—Harold J. Dyck, BA'53,
Building 315, Apt. 14, Stanford Village.
California, southern—Los angeles—Mrs. Elizabeth Berlot, BA'40, No. 40 - 3806 Carnavon
Way, Zone 27.
Chicago, Illinois—Mrs. Richard H. Thompson,
BA'59, 2255 St. John's Avenue, Highland
Park, Illinois.
Honolulu, Hawaii—Donald M. McArthur, BA
'21, 295 Wailupe Cir.
madison, Wisconsin—H. Peter Krosby, BA'55,
MA'58, PhD(Columbia), Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Wisconsin.
new Mexico—Dr. Martin B. Goodwin, BSA'43,
Box 974, Clovis, N.M.
new york, new york—Miss Rosemary Brough,
BA'47, No. 4L-214 East 51st Street.
OHIO—Mrs. Milford S. Lougheed, BA'36, MA
(Bowling Green), 414 Hillcrest Drive, Bowling
Portland, OREGON—Dr. David B. Charlton, BA
'25, 2340 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1048.
Seattle, Washington—R. J. Boroughs, BA'39,
MA'43,   17016-35th  Ave.  S.W.
spokane, Washington—Don W. Hammersley,
BCom'46, 212 Symmons Building.
Other Countries
Ethiopia—Arthur H. Sager, BA'38, Box 3005,
United  Nations  ECA,  Addis  Ababa.
France—Nigel Kent-Barber, BA'61, 80 rue Gabriel P6ri, Massey, Seine-et-Oise.
Greece—Edmond E. Price, BCom '59, Canadian Embassy, Athens.
Israel—Arthur H. Goldberg, BA'48, 57 Ben
Yehuda  St.,  Tel Aviv.
japan—Takashi Kiuchi, MA'60, 13,6-Chome,
ligura-machi, Azabu, Minato-Ku, Tokyo.
keny*—Dr. Gordon M. Wilson, BA'49, Box
5837, Nairobi.
south Africa—Donald H. Leavitt, Box 683,
Cape Town.
Sudan—Allan C. Brooks, BA'48, c/o UNTAB,
P.O. Box 913, Khartoum, Sudan.
Norway—Bjorn W. Meyer, BCom'62, Blokk-
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