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f DECEMBER,  1941
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BEHIND Canada's war effort is a never-failing supply of power from
rushing rivers and roaring waterfalls—power that, night and day, keeps
the wheels of Canadian industry turning. Converting this waterpower into
electrical energy, and applying it to the machines that make the tools of war,
are generators, transformers, motors and other vital units of electrical equipment produced by Canadian General Electric Company.
For half a century, Canadian General Electric engineers and crattsmen have
been making electricity more useful in home and industry. Today, in addition,
C-G-E is producing essential war equipment to defend the way of living it
has helped to create.
Sydney • Halifax • St. John  •  Quebec  • Sherbrooke  • Montreal • Ottawa •  Noranda  •  Toronto •  New Lisiceard  •   Hamilton •  Sudbury • London
Windsor   •   Fort  William   •   Winnipeg   •   Regina   •   Saskatoon   •   Lethbridge   •   Edmonton   •   Calgary   •   Trail   •   Kelowna   •   Vancouver   •   Victoria
m*m THE
Graduate Chronicle
A Magazine Published by and Devoted to the Interests of
The Alumni Association of the University of British Columbia
vol. m.
No. 3
Especially U.B.C. Grads
THAT the Annual Christmas Alumni Dance is to be held on Boxing
Day, December 26th, 9 to 1, at the Commodore.
BECAUSE it is a huge success already, you don't need to bring your
friends. It is always gay enough. Don't expect to see anyone.
You usually can't even find your own party.
WE will be forced to charge $4 a couple, though we doubt if even that
will keep you away.
BUT if you are still determined to come, you will doubtless enjoy
dancing to Ole Olsen's Commodore Orchestra, and eating a surprisingly good supper.
(Rcscri'ations to be made with the Commodore)
Introducing the members of the
executive of the Alumni Association
for the year 1941-1942. . . .
President A. T. (Tommy) Campbell, Arts '31. Married Midge Greenwood, Arts '31, and has a son two
and a half years old. Practices law
as a sideline and is acting on numerous committees.
Past President Arthur Laing, Ag.
'25, married Toronto deb; finds time
for managing Buckerfields Fertilizer Department in between political speeches and election campaigns and a host of other activities.
First Vice-President Bruce Robinson, Sc. '36. An excellent man
with figures and an authority on
finance, having been your treasurer
last year. Bruce is plant superintendent of the Empress Manufacturing Company.
Second Vice-President Jean (Telford) Nichols, Arts '31. Married
Kim Nichols, Arts '31. After her
marriage Jean lived in California
for several years but returned last
spring and is actively engaged on
many committees. Is chairman of
the Mary L. Bollert Fund Committee.
Third Vice-Fresident Dr. Maxwell
A. Cameron, Arts '27. Married and
has two young sons. Took his Ph.D.
at Toronto and was on the staff of
the Ontario School of Education before returning to join the faculty of
Treasurer Jordan Guy, Arts '31.
Applies his legal knowledge to his
treasury problems and with the
president's aid promises to keep
the association out of legal difficulties.   Jordie was manager of the
(Continued on Page 12) GRADUATE CHRONICLE, December,  1941
The U.B.C. campus has made
rapid strides to keep pace with the
nation's quickening war tempo during the past month, and only the
annual bugbear of Christmas exams
has interrupted its all-out war program.
Last month Student Council set
up a War Aid Council, consisting
of twenty-five undergraduates representing all phases of campus life,
to co-ordinate and direct the university's war effort. The Council
decided that U.B.C. would support
three war services this year — the
Canadian Red Cross, the International Student Service and the Kinsmen's Milk for British Babies fund.
Last term all contributions, amounting to $5200, were turned over to the
Red Cross.
Acting on a resolution to immediately revitalize the campus war
effort, the War Aid Council staged
a "Mile of Pennies" drive from December 1 to 6 to raise money for the
Kinsmen's milk fund. Over $500
was collected during the six-day
drive, which means 50,000 quarts of
milk will be sent as the contribution
of U.B.C. students to undernourished British children.
Other campaigns planned by the
War Aid Council for the spring term
include a drive to get students to
waive their caution money for the
Red Cross; a "Stamp Out Hitler
Week," when students will cover a
huge portrait of Adolf with war
savings stamps; and a week-long
carnival to raise funds for the Inter-
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national Student Service, an organization ministering to the needs of
university men in fighting forces the
world over.
On November 22, U.B.C. staged
the largest and most impressive
military display ever seen on the
Point Grey campus to celebrate the
official opening of the C.O.T.C.
Armory, fourth building to be built
by student funds.
The $57,000 structure, which will
be the centre of military training activities, was opened by Major General Alexander, O.C. the Pacific
Command, who congratulated the
men of the U.B.C. corps who have
waived their training pay since 1928
in order to build the magnificent
armory. Colonel G. M. Shrum, O.C.
the U.B.C. contingent, C.O.T.C,
presented the keys of the building
to Chancellor R. E. McKechnie, officially placing it under university
Following the reappointment of
Mr. Sutherland Horn as accountant
to the Alma Mater Society last
month, Student Council took steps
to ensure continuity between Councils with the creation of a special
Advisory Board of seven members.
The five immediate past presidents, the president in office and the
A.M.S. accountant will sit at twice-
a-term meetings to discuss council
policy and help solve any difficulties
which may arise in student administration.
The Ubyssey, official newspaper
of the Alma Mater Society for the
past twenty-five years, has gone
Last month the size of the biweekly paper was increased to a
seven-column format, featuring the
new "streamlined" make-up adopted
last January. World-wide news coverage by B.U.P. is now a front-page
Several campaigns, supported by
the Ubyssey, have reached successful conclusions during the fall term
just ended. These include the adoption of R.C.A.F. training in conjunction with C.O.T.C. activities, winning
of the students' fight to keep football games despite the war-time
program, and the marked increase
in the university's war effort.
Special weekly features this year
include the now famous "Mummery," a humorous column by
Jabez reprinted in many other Canadian university papers, and the
"Faculty Forum," contributed to by
prominent faculty members.
Homecoming festivities got under
way on Friday, October 24, when
over one hundred Alumni sat down
to dinner at the Brock Memorial
Building. His Honor the Lieutenant-
Governor of British Columbia and
Mrs. Woodward were present as
honored guests of the Alumni Association, as were also President
and Mrs. Klinck, Dean Mawdsley,
Dean and Mrs. Buchanan, Dean and
Mrs. Finlayson, Dean Clement,
Major Lyle Fraser, Aide to His
Honor, and Mr. Ted McBride, President of the Alma Mater Society.
Following dinner the twenty-
fourth Annual Meeting of the Association was held when the President, Mr. Arthur Laing, presided.
The Treasurer's financial statement
indicated that the Association was
in a very good financial position,
thanks to the increase in fees received. Mr. Fred Bolton, Chairman
of the Nominating Committee, made
an impassioned plea for nominations
to supplement his slate of officers,
but as is almost traditional the slate
as shown elsewhere in these pages
was accepted in toto.
Mr. Tiny Raeder gave a brief talk
on War Savings, and Mr. Ted McBride, President of the Alma Mater
Society, outlined the Homecoming
program and extended an invitation
to all Alumni to attend the various
The year of '31 was celebrating
its tenth anniversary and were
seated en bloc at one table. The
president introduced the celebrants
and urged other years to take ad-
(Continued on Page 3) GRADUATE CHRONICLE, December, 1941
Few figures held as prominent a place in the women's undergraduate days as Mary L. Bollert, first Dean
of Women of the University of British Columbia. And
it was with regret that we received the news of her
retirement from an office which she so ably filled for
twenty years.
During the past summer, alumnae and undergraduate women joined in a campaign to perpetuate the name
of Mary L. Bollert, and to keep alive the spirit of her
work. An extensive canvass was carried on among
three thuosand women who had been associated with
her at the University. Their response was a total of
six hundred dollads which made two things possible:
the founding of the Mary L. Bollert Loan Fund for
women students, and the painting of a portrait of the
first dean of women, which now hangs above the mantle-
piece in the reading room of the library.
The money for the Loan Fund is to be placed in
Victory Bonds until the conclusion of the war, after
which it will be administered through the office of the
Dean of Women. Many who have not contributed may
still do so. For that reason, the Loan Fund will remain
an open account which may be augmented at any time
by friends of the university. Donations should be sent
to the Dean of Women's Office.
Several hundred were present in the Brock Memorial Building on Saturday, December 6, where a reception was held in honour of Miss Bollert. The cheque
for the Loan Fund and the portrait were presented to
the university by Miss Isabel McMillan and Mrs. Sher-
weod Lett, first and second presidents respectively of
the Women's Undergraduate Society. Following the
ceremony, tea was served to the guests by representatives of the twenty-six graduate classes and members
of the Women's Undergraduate Society Executive.
Home Coming
(Continued from Page 2)
vantage of Homecoming to celebrate
such occasions.
His Honor, the Lieutenant-Governor, had chosen as the subject for
his address "The Responsibility of
the Faculty and Alumni of Universities to the World as Pictured by
a Layman." His Honor took his
listeners back to his own school
days at Vancouver Central School
and spoke of the courses then offered and of the various members
of the staff. He went on to speak
of the need for a better understanding  of  the  science   of  government;
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this subject he said should be taught
in the schools. Religious education
was another subject which in his
opinion should be incorporated in
the school curriculum.
Following the meeting, moving
pictures were shown in the stage
room while the tables were cleared
from the main lounge to make room
for the dance which followed.
On Saturday afternoon hundreds
of Alumni again headed out to the
Point to watch an excellent display
of football when the Varsity Thun-
derbirds fought a losing battle with
the Vancouver Grizzlies.   Although
Varsity came off second best, the
final quarter was packed with
thrills for the fans and amply compensated for the score. During the
intermission Colonel Logan in an
impressive ceremony, standing surrounded by big block men, unveiled
the Howard McPhee Memorial and
delivered an address which will long
be remembered by those who heard
Following the game, dinner was
served in the Brock Building. Due
to circumstances beyond the control
of the committee in charge the audi-
(Continued on Page 12) GRADUATE CHRONICLE, December, 1941
Sports Editor, Vancouver Sun
Nary a day goes by that I don't bless
our dear University and thank it sincerely for its ability to prepare its precocious patrons for the pitfalls of the
cruel world.
I am deeply indebted to Book Larnin'
Bluff, especially the literary division.
Even though I was a laggard in letters,
it apparently gave me a foundation for
my present vocation.
That is the amazing part about U.B.C.
Despite the fact that I was a borderline
bloke in all English and worked hard
at night at some penny anti sideline
to make enough to pay fellow students
to write my essays, I have realized a fair
success  manipulating  the  written  word.
Which proves how deep tutorship goes
out there. You get an education in spite
of  yourself.
No doubt, in my case, I was educated
through opposites. In Shakespeare, for
instance, instead of being impressed by
the beautiful smooth lines of, let us say,
Julius Caesar and as an example: "We
came to bury Caesar, not to praise him,"
my subconscious mind was ingrained
with a crude, modern, slangy opposite,
to wit: "Quit blabbin' the baloney about
the mug.   Turn him under."
To emphasize the point take the line
from King Lear, "Some villain hath done
me wrong." It went down as "That
dirty gorilla, he crossed me."
All of which is a lot of clowning but
at the same time a confession that Eng
lish courses at U.B.C. aren't quite the
thing to prepare junior for a sports desk.
The newspaper analists claim that a
sports reader has a nine-year-old mind,
so you have to speak his language which
you do more and more as you go along
until eventually you are on the same
plane as he.
Occasionally you rebel, usually of a
hangoverish Monday and reach for your
college composition, fully intending to
re-equip yourself to write immaculate
prose; then you realize it is very disturbing to starve to death, so you take it on
the heel and toe and try to pick up the
latest  slang.
Seriously, I am appreciative of the
time I spent at U.B.C and grateful for
those who allowed me that time, one in
particular, President L. S. Klinck, who
one day told me I had gone too long
without paying my fees so I had either
to pull some financial sleight of hand or
go. I promptly put the finger on him for
the necessary kopeks, as we say, and
stayed on. To be truthful, the loan was
voluntary on his part and I shall always
be   deeply   indebted.
Frankly I cannot definitely say where
U.B.C. did me any good except perhaps
that it prepared me to read Bruce
Hutchison's stories, which are stuffed
with economic theories, and always be a
paragraph ahead of him.
I acquired a competitive spirit by turning hoses on Science men in snow battles
and learned respect for authority the
time I was called before the discipline
committee for conking a student council
member on the head with a well-aimed
Ruggedness was taught me in the
mornings, when Canadian football was
just starting. We practiced in the snow
and ice under Dr. Burke, and Max Cameron then showered in the gardener's
barn under a frigid, three-hole nozzle.
Since I have left U.B.C. ol' Book
Larnin' Bluff has made tremendous
progress in all departments. It is a
much greater institution now than then
and I beam with pride sometimes as I
walk around the present layout realizing
the different places my caution money
went to start it on its program of expansion.
University is the best time of your
life and by gad one of these days I'll
have to write that immaculate prose just
to show I really appreciated it.
Meanwhile I turn this piece over to
Ron Andrews, feeling the same way I
did the time, as a freshman, I was supposed to write a wordy essay "on the
book that had the most effect on my
Then as now I had nothing to write
about so I composed a screwy bit on
"Dr. McCoy's Fast Way to Health," probably a precursor for my career in exercise. My imagination won me a nine-
out-of-ten mark. I hope I'm equally as
fortunate this time. . . . Besto profundo.
Missing in Air
After air operations on October
27, B. Wallace was reported missing.
He had been in England for
fourteen months. He joined the
air force at the outbreak of war,
leaving his work in the office of the
Burrard Drydock and Shipbuilding Company. A month after he
was reported missing a story was
released by the Royal Canadian Air
Force recounting Blake's air triumphs. "He has shot down a Mes-
serschmitt 109 and probably destroyed another," the communique
(Courtesy Vancouver Province)
Commerce '37
Dr. Louis Smith, Arts '26, a
lieutenant in the medical
corps, took part in the battle
of Crete. When the Allied
forces evacuated Crete,
Lieutenant Smith chose to
stay behind with the injured.
He was taken prisoner and
latest information obtainable reports he is still interned on the island of Crete.
ilk GRADUATE CHRONICLE, December,  1941
The Graduate Chronicle
A quarterly journal owned by and devoted to the interests
of the Alumni Association of the University
of British Columbia.
Editor        -        -        Ron  Andrews
Assistant Editors :
Bill Wallace Fred Bolton
To the observer" it might seem logical to hold the
view that an organization comprising in its membership over 5000 graduates of a high ranking University,
many of them now occupying important and influential
positions in their various and varied fields, would be
in itself an active and influential body. Perhaps it
should be so. In the case of our association, however,
this is not entirely the case; and for very good, and to
the careful enquirer, sufficient reasons. Our membership falls into age groups ranging now from 21 to over
60. Occupations covering the whole gamut of economic
and social functions from top to bottom are represented.
And added to this is the factor of geographical distribution, with membership in some measure concentrated
in Vancouver and B.C., but scattered in thinning degree
throughout Canada, the United States, the Empire and
in truth in every quarter of the globe.
Such an organization, it is obvious, is difficult to
handle and to make effective to an extent in proportion
with its size. With no definite objective save the maintenance of the organization for its own sake, and save
the readiness to serve our University in whatever capacity it may, interest and purpose is apt to be somewhat lacking. Our scope of activity has been limited
in the past and we may well look for further limitations
in the future as more and more of our time must be
devoted as individuals to more urgent and vital needs.
A few of the activities of the Association are revealed in the columns of this and previous issues of the
Chronicle. It is clear, however, that to the membership
as a whole this paper is itself the main expression and
substance of the Association. To that extent it is highly
desirable that it should be an organ truly representative and complete in its coverage. While far from perfect, it is believed that recent issues have been satisfactory and that we are jusified in carrying on plans
for at least three publications a year. To give the most
complete and representative reports of our membership,
both by age and occupational groups and by geographical distribution, we can rely only on the interest of the
members themselves. The editorial board is only too
conscious of many improvements that could be effected
in this magazine and is anxious that comments and
suggestions be sent in.
It is taken for granted that so large an organization
comprising such membership is worthy of maintenance.
It can best be maintained and can best serve its purposes
which at any time may become of immediate and particular significance by the conscious support of the
individuals which it represents. It could be hoped that
it may be prepared in cases of future need to exert its
influence where such influence would be useful and
HALIFAX, Dec. 4, 1941.—You win. Your vigorous
editorial in the latest Chronicle, plus an over-long absence from the only part of the world worth living in,
viz. British Columbia, have done the trick. Enclosed
with this letter will be found a postal order for $10 in
payment of a life membership in the Alumni Association—only ten years late.
It would be difficult to determine the precise form of
the charge which finally blew me out of years of graduate slumber. Perhaps it was the sudden realization—
with due appreciation of the above-mentioned ten years
—that reading through the Chronicle, with its familiar
names and recollections, had become a pleasurable,
even necessary, thing.
•   In any case the deed is done.
As manager for British United Press in the Mari-
times I have been in a position in recent months to
meet several U.B.C. people moving overseas. Perhaps
some of the old crowd would be interested in hearing
of them. Incidentally, Bob Keyserlingk, Arts '29, is
General Manager of our organization, and Cliff Dowell,
Arts '28, recently became Commercial Manager.
I was freelancing in Germany and Italy in the summer of 1939 .and got to Geneva just a few days before
war broke out. There I had the pleasure of meeting
Dr. Eastman, who at that time was still staying on at
the International Labour Office and faced with the problem of getting his family safely out of Europe. Getting
to London in the middle of September I came across
Larry Meredith, Arts '29, who had been with the United
Press London Bureau for several years. Incidentally,
he recently received an appointment to the Intelligence
Branch of the R.A.F.
I returned to Canada in January '40 and slowly
crossing the continent, ended up in the B.U.P. bureau
in Vancouver.
Vancouver doings will not be news to you, so I'll
jump to the morning of Saturday, September 23, 1940,
when the phone called me out of bed with the message:
Pack a bag; you're leaving for England tonight.
So I headed east again, and found I was assigned to
cross the Atlantic on one of the 50 American destroyers
traded to Britain. I stayed in London during the fall
and winter blitz raids, and came back last January to
open a bureau here. Last August I had another phone
call. This time it was to go to Montreal and fly to
Britain on a bomber with Mackenzie King. One of the
Prime Minister's party on that historic trip was Norm
Robertson, Arts '23, Undersecretary of State for External Affairs
Returning several weeks later I went back to work
here. Recently, at an Eastern Canadian port, I met
Sgt. Albert Dirom, a former U.B.C. man and brother
of Gavin Dirom. The latter successfully combined a
science course and rugby in my day. Like many other
British Columbia grads, Dirom was headed overseas in
Another pleasant surprise I had at the above-mentioned port was meeting Wing Commander Johnny
Plant, Science '30. We had all read of a John Plant
being reported missing and then captured. It was quite
a shock to bump into Johnny in a ship's corridor, large
(Continued on Page 12) GRADUATE CHRONICLE, December,  1941
Cyril Jones, Sc. '23, is a flight-lieutenant
stationed at Western Air Command in
Art Saunders,  Sc.  '25,  is  plant  engineer
with   the   Sydney   Roofing   and   Paper
Company, Victoria.
Roily Graham, Sc. '24, was called to the
National Research Council from the
Graham's Electrical store.
Campbell Kenmuir, Arts '41, was recently
promoted to the rank of flying-officer
with the R.C.A.F. and is now an instructor in the service school at Clares-
holm,  Alberta.
George Avery, Arts '39, is a lieutenant in
the 16th Light Anti-Aircraft and is now
Ernie Alexander, Arts '40, is a pilot-of-
flcer in the R.C.A.F- and is now instructing in Trenton, Ont.
Norman Martin, Commerce '37, is now a
squadron leader in the R.C.A.F. and is
stationed at No. 3 Depot in Montreal.
Helen Parker, Commerce '37, is a statistician with Federal Aircraft Ltd., in
Montreal. Charles Parker, Sc. '41, is
with the same company.
Peggy Jones, Arts '38, has her commission   in  the  W.A.AF.   in   England.
Bud Machin, Sc. '37, and his wife, the
former Betty Morris, Commerce '37,
have returned to Bahrein Isle, Persian
Mary McCulloch, Arts '38, is teaching
English and French in Comox, V.I.
Arnie Powell, Arts '32, is a lieutenant in
the army and has just completed his
embarcation leave.
Philip D. Rossiter, Sc. '32, is an electrical
engineer with the Aluminum Company
of Canada, at Mount Royal, Que.
Phyllis Mitchell, Agr. '41, is a chemist
with the Empress Manufacturing Co.,
in Vancouver.
Roy Holmes, Arts '39, is doing secretarial
work with the Vancouver branch of
the Y.M.C.A-
Margaret Steel, Sc. '40, will soon take
up residence on Vancouver Island as
Public Health Nurse for the Shawn-
igan Lake district.
John Beattie, Sc. '41, is doing research
work   for  a  Vancouver   plywood   mill.
Rev. and Mrs. Bruce G. Gray, Arts '32,
formerly minister of the West Point
Grey United Church, has recently been
called to the ministry of Kew Beach
United  Church, Toronto, Ont.
Art Willoughby, Arts '37, and Tom Williams, Arts '40, members of the R.C.
A.F., are now stationed at Sea Island
for an  eight-week  training period.
(Courtesy Vancouver  Sun)
One of the R.C.A.F. bomber squadron which has been doing effective
work in recent raids over Germany,
Bob is reported missing after air
operations on November 30. Only
the day before this word was re-
ecived in Canadian Press dispatches,
the squadron of which he was a
member, was complimented highly
for its operations.
Norm Goode and Melvin Zirul, Sc. '41,
are recording stream flow in B.C. for
the surveys and engineering branch,
Dominion Water  and Power Bureau.
Desire Morin, Sc. '41; Elmer Mikkleson,
Sc. '41, and George Harford, Sc. '41,
are with the Powell River Pulp &
Paper Company.
Don Wyness, Sc. '41, is with the Vivian
Engine Company, working on war contracts.
To the Persian Gulf for Behrin Petroleum
Company, has gone Howard McKim,
Sc.  '41.
Doug Markham, Sc. '41, is working with
Carter-Hall-Aldinger Co., at Pickering,
Ontario, helping to construct a munitions plant.
Jim McArthur, Commerce '41, is in the
Accounting department of the B.C.
Electric, at Victoria.
(Continued on Next Page)
WELLS W. COATES, Arts '17, Ph.D.,
London, England; until the war was
an architect in London. He is now a
squadron-leader in the Research Technical Construction Division of the
R.A.F. His daughter, Laura, is now a
war guest, living with his sister in
WILLSON H. COATES, Arts '20, grad
from Oxford, and Ph.D. from Cornell,
is now Professor of History in Rochester  University,   Rochester,  N.Y.
also a graduate in Household Science
from University of Toronto, is married
to R. Cooper, Plant Pathologist, and is
living in Buenos Aires, South America.
They have two children, Julian and
is married to Eugene Haanel Cassidy,
Arts '30, and is now residing in Toronto, Ont. They have two children,
David and Sylvia. Haanel Cassidy is
well known for his work in "Arty"
Photography. Carol Cassidy has published from time to time from her
poems in various publications as follows: Canadian Poetry Magazine; The
Montreal Poetry Year Book, 1940; The
Canadian Forum; Chatelaine; Alberta
Poetry Year Book, 1940-1941; "Fancy
Free"; The Ryerson Press (1939);
"Poems" by Carol Cassidy; The Car-
onell Press  (April  1941).
Med. '26, Toronto and Post Grad. M.A.
'29 in Psychology from University of
Toronto, is married to Dr. E. J. Maltby,
Physician, Toronto. They have three
children,  all  boys.
BETTY BUCKLAND, Arts '31. President
of Women's Athletics on the Council
1930-31, now teaching biology and
physical education at Magee High
School, Vancouver.
McGill '36, Manager of Quebec Gold
Mines at Perron, Que.
ALFRED BUCKLAND, Sc. '35. Married
to Helen Jackson, Arts '33; with
Bloedel, Stewart & Welch Limited,
Bloedel, Vancouver Island.
DON BUCKLAND, Arts '41, studying for
his Bachelor of Science of Forestry
degree this year.
SANDY BUCKLAND, undergraduate in
the class of Sc   '43. GRADUATE CHRONICLE, December, 1941
and  NEAR
(Continued from Page 6)
Lieut. Gibb G. Henderson, Arts '31, Sc '33,
is serving with the Royal Canadian
Engineers, 4th Fortress Company,
Electrical and Mechanical.
Charles Campbell, Sc. '37, has returned
from the Yukon and has recently accepted a position with the Beatty Gold
Mines in Quebec.
Pilot Officer Nelson Allan, stationed at
Rivers, Man., is still recuperating in
hospital there from a broken thigh
incurred in a Softball game Ave months
Pilot-Officer John Runkle, Sc. '40, is taking an Aeronautical course in Montreal-
PiloMJfncer Bob Pearce, Sc. '39, is with
the 111th Squadron stationed at
Rockliffe, Ontario.
Frank McKenzie, Arts '31, president of
L.S.E. in 1931, was the C.C.F. candidate
for Revelstoke in the recent provincial
Alec W. Fisher, Arts '31, was recently
elected president of the Young Liberal
Association in Vancouver Centre.
Stuart Keate, Arts '36, sports editor of
the Vancouver Daily Province, is now
broadcasting Inter - city basketball
games from Vancouver.
Gordon Strong, Commerce '33, Arts '34,
is stationed in Toledo, Ohio. Since leaving Vancouver he had taught at Northwestern University, Chicago, and more
recently at the University of Toledo
at Toledo. Although he is still teaching
a course in accounting, he is no longer
a member of the faculty there. His
present position is executive secretary
of the Hospital Service Association of
(Continued on Page 10)
To Mr. and Mrs. James Holden (Jean
Seaton, Arts '38), in August, a girl,
Laurie Edwards.
To Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Andrews, Commerce '33, September 21, a boy, William Graham-
To Mr. and Mrs. Bob Leckey, Commerce
'33, December 3, a boy.
To Mr. and Mrs. Jack Swanson, Arts '29,
in October, a girl.
To Mr. and Mrs. Norman Martin, Com-
Stars Still Shine
Grads are still flourishing in city
basketball circles.
(Courtesy Vancouver Province)
Wally Mayers is lending a steadying hand to the Stacy's squad on
which Alex Lucas, Arts '39, is playing centre.
Rann Matthison, Arts '39, is doing
a wonderful job on the rearguard of
Tookes lineup. Rann is having one
of his best years since leaving
school and has already been instrumental in breaking up a few ball
games with well-timed baskets. Bob
Osborne, Arts '33, is coach of the
Tookes squad and recently returned
to the floor to remind people that
he still hadn't forgotten a lot of his
Jim "Bugs" Bardsley, Sc. '34, is
doing his playing for the Shores
entry this year and is doing a grand
job. Rumor has it that Jim will take
over the coaching duties if Larry
Haynes decides to stay in Alberta.
The way the league is shaping up
now it would seem that Tookes and
Shores would be finalists, and if so
we can count on Osborne, Matthison and Bardsley staging a real
grudge battle for the city title.
Wilfred B. Payne of Science '21 passed
away at Woodflbre, B.C., on June 12,
merce '37, in January, a boy, Norman
To Sub. Lt. and Mrs. Douglas Macrae,
Arts '34, November 24, a boy, in Vancouver.
To Dr. and Mrs. Gordon H. Hutton (nee
Betty Killam, Arts '29), in Harford,
Conn-, November 8, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Steward Gifford (nee
Betty Martin, Arts '38), in Vancouver,
Conn., November 8, a boy.
To Lieut, and Mrs. Elliot Seldon, Arts '36
(nee Helen Westby, Arts '37), in Vancouver, in July, a girl.
To Mr. and Mrs. Jack Baldwin (nee
Lillian Boyd, Arts '37), in Vancouver,
in  October, a girl,  Susan.
To Pilot-Officer and Mrs. S. P. Marlatt
(nee Vera Cox), in Vancouver, in November, a boy.
To Mr. and Mrs. Frank A- Scott, Arts '34,
in September, a girl.
To Bev. and Mrs. Jack Vance, Arts '39,
at Dawson, Y.T., December 7, a son.
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Shanghai Letter
New Dean of Women
December 5, 1941.
I am very glad to be able to give
you my present address as New
Westminster after having termed
myself as a Shanghailander for the
past three and one-half years.
There was a time when life in the
Far East was quite pleasant but of
late the crowding of peoples in the
few open cities and the high-strung
atmosphere has made the fields of
home seem much greener than ever
before. After the past few years of
living under nearly totalitarian rule
where the order of the day is having
to get permits to go there, of having
to get passes to move this, of requiring military permission to ship
the most ordinary commodities, I
could not help but feel as I came
northward from San Francisco that
good government which implies
freedom of movement, freedom to
do the things you want to do, is the
greatest asset we have in America,
and in Canada.
Contrary to general opinion there
has not been so much of a change in
conditions in Shanghai as there has
been a concentration of people and
industry harbouring in the International Settlements. Prior to the
outbreak of war in 1937 the countryside surrounding Shanghai within
a radius of 250 miles was opening
up to tourist traffic through tho
means of good roads. Goods moved
freely by boat and train so that industries were growing, not only in
Shanghai but in smaller inland
cities as well, closer to the consuming public or sources of supplies.
The war and consequent occupation
by Japanese has taken from the
countryside all freedom of movement; goods move only by payment
of taxes which are really extortions;
no industry operates unless it is
Japanese owned or Japenese controlled; but Shanghai itself still enjoys her extraterritorial rights and
here large and small manufacturers
and business men of all nationali
ties have re-established themselves,
generally under deplorable conditions because of crowding. Here,
too, is the concentration of the
wealthy people of China, one of the
two places their money is secure.
Japan has extended herself to the
utmost to win her present position
in China and French Indo-China
but instead of trade growing and the
consequent prosperity repaying her
endeavors, self-imposed restrictions
on trade, poor management of monopolies, and the stupid idea that the
Japanese alone were to profit from
this new order, has resulted in the
drying up of business after business.
Stagnation has replaced the active
trade of 1937. This lack of understanding might prove the stumbling
block to Japan's new order in the
Far East.
The feeling in Shanghai when I
left two months ago, was that Japan
would not seek a war which would
involve the U.S.A., Britain and the
East Indies. She already has her
hands full with the problems and
difficulties her aggression has
brought. The prolonged "incident"
has drained much of her resources
and manpower. While outwardly
co-operating, the Nanking Puppet
Regime and the Chinese people in
the occupied zones are a constant
source of irritation and danger. We
feel that the Japanese could do
much better to seek to exploit their
present position by orderly and
peaceful means. The difficulty in
this is that it would involve the surrender of some at least of their
gains and the loss of precious face.
University of British Columbia
people are rare in China today. At
a meeting of the Canadian Association of Shanghai this summer there
were two of us, the other being
Tom Doherty, Science '34, now technical man with the Texas Oil Company, stationed in Hankow.
Yours very truly,
H. A. Shaw, Ag. '32.
(Courtesy Vancouver rrovincet
Many Graduates On
Faculty at U.B.C.
A list of the vocations of graduates
of the University would undoubtedly reveal many interesting facts. Law, medicine, accountancy, engineering, agriculture, manufacturing, would doubtless be
well represented in such a roster. Education, too, has had its toll. Many of our
members have turned their steps in this
direction and today are holding faculty
positions in many universities scattered
over  the  globe.
Many, however, have turned to their
"first love." Today we find no less than
forty-two graduates of U.B.C. are now
members of the faculty of our own university. Through the very able assistance
of the faculty member of our executive
we are able to list these men and women
who are now training more and better
graduates for our association.
Vernon  C.  Brink,  Ag.  '34,  Instructor  in
Dr. J. C. Berry, Ag.  '27, Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry.
D.  G. B. Mathias, Arts  '37, Assistant in
Dr. J. Allardyce, Arts '19, Assistant Professor of Biology.
Miriam  Ashton,  Arts   '32,   Instructor  in
Dr. William  Ure,  Sc. '23, Associate Professor of Chemistry _
G. B.  Biddehough,  Arts '24,  Lecturer in
Dr. Blythe Eagles, Arts '22, Professor of
(Continued on Page 11) GRADUATE CHRONICLE, December,  1941
1       MARRIAGES       i
Pilot-Officer Bate Brimacombe to Jean
Finlayson, Arts '41, in July, and are
now living in Halifax.
John McMillan, Commerce '38, to Dorothy
Jane Pearson, in Victroia in September.
Fraser Van Camp, Arts '35 ,to Mary
Thompson,  Arts  '34,  in November.
Noel Harrison, Arts '39, to Marguerite
Manson, in Vancouver in November.
Charles Dixon, to Marjorie Galbraith,
Arts '41, in Medicine Hat, Alberta,
December 6.
Lieut. Neil William Hockin, Ag. '38, to
Eve Bird, in Vancouver, November 22.
Victor Hartley, to Norma Jean Campbell,
in Vancouver, December 6.
Bex Perker, Sc. '41, to Phyllis Poyntz, in
Toronto, in November.
Gordon W. Hodgson, to Ethel Hulbert, in
Hamilton, Ont., in November-
Arthur H. Sager, Arts '38, to Dorothy
Planche, Arts '36, in Vancouver, November  13.
Keith Middleton, to Barbara Beney, Arts
'38,  in Vancouver,  in November.
Boy H. Elfstrom, Sc. '38, to Vera Marie
Macdonald, in New Westminster in December.
Raymond Ernest Nash, Arts '33, to Noel
Wilhelmina Adderly, in Bermuda in
F. Dickson (Dick) Hughes, to Katherine
Lois Grant, Sc. '40, in Vancouver, December 6.
E. H. Taylor, to Patience Ellen Sweet-
man, Arts '36, in Vancouver in November-
David Lewis, Commerce '38, to Edith
Baumann, in Milwaukee, Wis., December 26.
Gordon C. Douglas, Arts '40, to Buth
Seldon, Arts '41, in Vancouver, December 27.
Serg't Robert Fairburn, to Jean Margo
Bate, Arts '39, in Nanaimo, in November.
City Champ
(Courtesy Vancouver Province)
Ruth Seldon, Arts '40, won the
Vancouver City Badminton Championship when she defeated Jean
Echardt of Varsity, president of the
Women's Athletic Association.
GRADS ...Far and Near
(Continued from Page 7)
Hal Gwyther, Sc. '24, is a Flight Officer
with the R.C.A.F. He is in the construction department and his chief
works officer is Squadron-Leader Sid
Anderson, Sc '22. They are stationed
at Victoria.
Wilf Williams, Sc '38, is an engineer
with  Boeing Aircraft at  Sea Island.
S. G. Wallace, Sc. '35 has left his position
with the American Can Co., and is now
a lieutenant in the RC.O.C.
Jack Bourne, Arts '34, and Harold Andrews, Commerce '33, are both lieutenants in the R.C.A. and were recently
transferred from Gordon Head to Winnipeg, Man.
Walt Moodie, Sc. '41, last year's inter-
fraternity council president, is with
C-I.L. at Winnipeg.
In various capacities at the loco Refinery of Imperial Oil Limited, will be
found the following graduates: C. E.
Stone, Sc. '21, Assistant Superintendent; S. B. Plumber, Sc. '21, Chief of
Laboratory and Technical Service;
Leslie Gould, Sc. '37; Jack Potkins,
Sc. '37; Joeffery Woodward, Arts '30;
W. S. Tremaine, Arts '38; Doug Bell,
Sc. '40; Jim Robinson, Sc. '41; Harry
Smith, Sc. '41, and William Wallace,
Sc.  '41.
Two of last year's chemical engineering graduates, now doing post-graduate work, are Howard Hipkin, an assistant at the University of Michigan,
and John Keays, doing research work
at U.B-C. on a Standard Oil scholarship.
Harry Lunisden, Commerce '41, last
year's president of Alma Mater Society, is now associated with Neon
Products  of Canada  in Vancouver.
Paul Cook, Sc. '41, is now a Government
Aircraft Inspector in Vancouver.
Elwood Webb, Sc. '40, and Jack Hill, Sc.
'39, are with the lighting service department of the B.C. Electric in Vancouver.
Joanne V. Brown, Arts '39, is teaching at
Kelowna High School.
J. H. "Jock" Byers, Ag. '41, immediate
past president of the Agricultural
Undergraduate Society, is now doing
post-graduate work at Oregon State
J. S. Perry, Arts '37, formerly a member
of the North Vancouver High School
teaching staff, has recently been
granted leave of absence to accept a
position as a war service secretary to
the Y.M.C.A.
Barbara White, Arts '41, is articled with
Campbell, Meredith and Beckett.
Jean  Stordy, Arts '39,  past president of
W.U.S., is in the X-Ray Department of
the Vancouver General Hospital-
Dorothy   Sherratt,   Arts   '40,   is  teaching
school  at  Prince  Rupert.
(Continued on Page 12)
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Many Graduates on Faculty at U.B.C.
(Continued from Page 9)
Dr. Max. A. Cameron, Arts '27, Associate
Professor of Education, Director of the
Summer session.
Dr. J. Allen Harris, Arts '22, Associate
Professor of Chemistry.
Lois Campbell, Ag. '40, Assistant in Dairying.
Hunter C. Lewis, Arts '23, Associate Professor of English.
Dr. Dorothy Blakey, Arts '21, Assistant
Professor of English.
Dr. Edmond Morrison, Arts '27, Assistant
Professor of English.
Dr. Dorothy Mawdsley, Arts '27, Assistant
Professor of English, Dean of Women.
Rodney Poisson, Arts '35, Assistant Professor of English.
John E. Liersh, Arts '26, Sc. '27, Professor
of Forestry.
Dr. Braham Griffin, Arts '26, Assistant
Professor of Forestry.
Dr. C. O. S. Swanson, Sc. '21, Professor
of Mineralogy.
Dr. H. C- Gunning, Sc. '23, Professor of
Economic Geology.
Dr. H. V. Warren, Arts '26, Associate Professor of Mineralogy.
Dr. G. Davis, Arts '26, Instructor of
Dr. Sylvia Thrupp, Arts '25, Instructor in
Dr. G. H. Harris, Ag. '22, Associate Pro
fessor of Horticulture-
Dr. Ralph Hull, Arts '29, Professor of
Walter H. Gage, Arts '25, Associate Professor of Mathematics.
May L. Barclay, Arts '19, Instructor in
W. O. Richmond, Sc. '29, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
D. W. Thomson, Sc. '37, Instructor in
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
Janet T. Grieg, Arts '26, Associate Professor  of German.
Dr. Dorothy Dallas, Arts '23, Assistant
Professor of French.
Dr. Joyce Hallamore, Arts '25, Assistant
Professor of German.
Dr. J. E. Morsh, Arts '29, Assistant Professor of Psychology.
Dr. Harold D. Smith, Arts '27, Assistant
Professor of Physics.
Dr. A. McKellor, Arts '30, Lecturer in
Jacob Biely, Arts '26, Instructor in Poultry Husbandry.
J. McTaggart Cowan, Arts '32, Assistant
Professor of Zoology.
Robert T- McKenzie, Arts '37, University
Allan H. Finlay, Sc. '24, Associate Professor  of Civil  Engineering.
Archie Peebles, Sc. '24, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering.
(Courtesy Vancouver   Sun)
. . . has lately been promoted from
the rank of flight lieutenant to that
of squadron-leader and is now stationed at Rivers, Manitoba.
Edward S. Pretious, Sc. '29, Assistant
Professor  of Civil Engineering.
Dr. A. Hrennikoff, Sc. '30, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering.
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ii GRADUATE CHRONICLE, December, 1941
Letter to the Editor
(Continued from Page 5)
as life. "That was a different Johnny
Plant," he explained. John had
been ferrying bombers over, but left
the next day to take charge of the
R.C.A.F. station at Patricia Bay,
B.C., where I believe he still is.
That station, incidentally, was laid
out under the supervision of Cul-
lum Nesbitt, Science '30. Does anybody know where he is now?
I hope all this will dissociate me
from those frightful people mentioned in paragraph eight of your
editorial. With all best wishes for
the Chronicle's continued success,
and congratulations to you who do
all the work.
BRIAN A. TOBIN; Arts '30.
Home Coming
(Continued from Page 3)
lorium was not available for traditional "Skit Night," but an informal
dance was arranged after dinner
and the skits were presented in the
form of a floor show.
And so ended another Homecoming week-end. May we enjoy many
more of them.
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Your Executive
(Continued from Page 1)
Vancouver Grizzlies Football Club
this year.
Editor of Publications Ron Andrews, Arts '38, married Barbara
Bearce, Arts '39. He is the proud
parent of this publication and we
hope, many more. In the work-a-
day world Ron is Inspector for
Beatty Bros. Ltd.
Secretary Isabella Arthur, Arts
'33. The third lawyer on the executive. Studied law at Osgood Hall
after a bout at library work in the
Fraser Valley. Active in the Women's Ambulance Corps.
Records Secretary Margaret Morrison, Arts '27. At present she is on
leave of absence from the registrar's
office at the university but will be
back to work in the new year. Get
in touch with Margaret if your
Chronicle was not correctly addressed.
Members-at-Large, Dorothy Pearson, Arts '36, married Harry Pearson, Commerce '35, Ag. '36. Busily
engaged in Red Cross and other
war work.
John Pearson, Arts '39, former
president of the Alma Mater Society.   John is on the staff of the
GRADS ...Far and Near
(Continued from Page 10)
Recent graduates and undergraduates
now on active service include: John
McDonald, Arts '41, Lieutenant, A.C.S.;
Tom Branson, Arts '40, P.O., R.C.A.F.;
John Garrett, Arts '40, Lieut., Signal
Corps; Bert Hoskins, Commerce '40,
Serg't Pilot, R.C.A.F.; Al Gardiner,
Arts '42, Sub. Lieut, R.C.N.; Bod Gri-
erson, Sub. Lieut., R.C.N.; Philip Griffin, Art '39, Major, Black Watch Regiment; Lees Beaumont, Arts '42, P.O.,
R.C.A.F.; F. F. Foster, Arts '36, Squadron Leader, R.C.A.F.; Bob Beurk, Bill
Gillmore and Jim Grinnell, all Sub.
Lieuts., R.C.N.; S. L. McBurney, Arts
'42, P.O., R.C.A.F.; Bob Crosby, LAC,
R.C.A.F.; J. P. Matheson, LAC, R.C.
Jack Boss, Sc. '41, is in Sherbrooke, Que.,
with Canadian Ingersoll-Rand.
Dick Dowery and Jack Stark, Commerce
'40, are at Harvard taking the business
administration. They graduate this
Florence Jamieson, Arts '40, is a technician in the Provincial Health Laboratory, Vancouver.
Vancouver  Mortgage Corporation.
Representative of Class of '41 Bill
Wallace, Sc. '41. Bill was president
of the graduating class and is ex-
officio a member of the executive in
this capacity. He is a chemist at the
loco Plant of the Imperial Oil.
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