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 Alumni Association
of the University of
British Columbia
THE FATE OF THE GRADUATES OF' TOMORROW —
PERHAPS OF YOUR OWN CHILDREN, LIES IN THE HANDS
OF THE GRADUATES OF TODAY AND YESTERDAY. WILL
FUTURE GRADUATES HAVE FULL EDUCATIONAL
OPPORTUNITIES? (SEE PAGES ONE AND EIGHT)
OCTOBER 1940 THE GRADUATE CHRONICLE
A  Magazine Published by and Devoted to the Interests of
Tha Alumni Association cf the University of British Columbia
vol. v
VANCOUVER, B. C, OCTOBER 1943
NO. 2
Address All Communications To The EDITOR, MISS RUTH WILSON, 1821 Blenheim Street, BAyview 5472-L
110 mOR6 FR€€ CHROniCLCS
Five thousand graduates have received the Graduate Chronicle at three different times during the past
year. NINETY PERCENT OF THESE HAVE NOT
CONTRIBUTED TO THE FINANCES OF THE
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.
This cannot go on. This will absolutely be the last
issue circulated to graduates who have contributed
absolutely nothing to the upkeep of the association. A
subscription rate may be necessary, for we cannot
continue   to   pay   for   the   Chronicle   with   good   will.
The form below is for your use. (Life members
and paid-up members for this year please ignore.) This
may be your last chance to come into the association
at these absurdly low membership fees.
To the Treasurer,
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Care of the University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, B.C.
Enclosed please find:
|   |   My correct postal address.
(Graduates on active service please send only your
home address, from which your mail may be forwarded. We find it difficult and expensive making
all the corrections necessary as you move from
station to station or front to front.)
[J   1942-3 annual fee of $1.00.
(Larger contributions will be appreciated, we need
them.)
|   |   Life membership fee of at least $10.00.
(Make it fifty or sixty dollars if you can, they do
at other Universilies.)
Name       ;     Class.
Address            Year.
Present Occupation.
flnnum mEETinG
DownTown
THE ANNUAL MEETING of the
Association will be in the form of a
dinner meeting, on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 1943, at 6:15 P.M.—6th
floor, Hudson's Bay Company's
Store.
Professor G. F. Drummond will
speak—"FRAMEWORK FOR THE
FUTURE," giving an over all view
of the National and International
situation in the post war World, and
the place  of the graduate therein.
Agenda
—MEMORIAL BURSARY FUND.
—HIGHER ALUMNI FEES.
—CHRONICLE SUBSCRIPTION
RATE.
—ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
HomEComiriG PROGRom
October 26
Pep    Meet    to    advertise    Homecoming.
October 29
Cairn Ceremony to commemorate 21st
anniversary cf "March From Fairview" in
the campaign of 1922.
Oct. 30, Saturday
l.OO^Big Block Luncheon.
3.00 p.m.—Military Parade and English
Rugby: Varsity vs. Pat. Bay. Army-Navy-
Air  Force  relay.    All   in  Varsity   Stadium.
8.00 p.m.—Potlatch-skits songs and "Engineers." In the auditorium and open to all
grads and undergrads.
9.00   p.m.-1.00—Homecoming
Brock Hall.
Dance    In EDITORIALS
DO  SOMETHING - Don't Just Stand There!
Look at these figures for a concise picture of where
the money to finance the University is coming from,
and compare these with averages for all Canadian
universities:
Average of
Canadian Universities
and Colleges
University of B.C. 20 Yrs.
1942-3    1927-8 Today      Ago
Government
Grants     51%       74% 42%       50%
Student Fees .. 49%       26% 33%       20%
Endowments ..   0% 0% 25%       30%
Frorri these figures several conclusions are very
obvious:
1. The provincial governments of Canada are not
carrying the same proportionate share of the expenses
of education that they did some few years ago before
the war. Particularly is the government of B.C.
negligent in this respect.
2. This reduction of state support has particularly
put a larger burden on the students.
3. The University of B.C. without any endowments
is in a very poor financial position. It suffers seriously
from any reduction of the government grant (for they
have no steady source of income to which they can turn
in emergencies).
4. This heavy burden being proportionately carried
by the students does not necessarily indicate that the
student fees are too high. A more serious situation is
indicated. There must be a very serious shortages of
overall financial support, and this shortage must be
reflected in a serious inability to properly discharge
the educational duties of a state institution supposedly
maintained for the benefit of the state.
We believe that such a financial shortage exists
today, and has existed at U.B.C. for some years. As a
result, the educational program at U.B.C. suffers serious
"shortages" in many ways.
This will become more serious in the next few
years when large numbers of service men and women
will be returning, with Dominion assistance, to continue
or complete their education. The enrolment will
increase from 25% to 35% and probably continue so
as result of increased population.
Our university will find itself in a position where
they will not be able to financially operate and offer
full educational opportunities to these men and women,
unless additional financial support to meet the increasing costs of operating expenses, larger teaching staffs
and such, is forthcoming.
The post war construction program will greatly
assist the University in fulfilling its educational
obligations to the province.
But will additional buildings at that late date
provide the accommodation needed now, or pay the
increased expenses being incurred at the present time?
No, it will not!  We must face the facts.
The university very badly needs an increased grant
immediately or some endowments from private individuals. Doesn't anyone regard our university highly
enough to be able to persuade the government
to increase its assistance, or some fortunate private
individual to start an endowment fund?
LET'S START WITH THIS
This constitutes an attempt to put into words
an idea that has been advanced by various alumni
during recent months. The idea is "War Memorial
Bursaries."
Shall we, an association of some 5,000 alumni,
attempt to raise a suitable fund to commemorate
the trials and sacrifices of U.B.C. men and women
in the armed services? If so, what would constitute
a proper objective? $100,0001 for 15 bursaries? Or
more? What proportion of that might 5,000 graduates
reasonably be expected to subscribe?
It is felt by many alumni that the proposed
establishment   of   a   War   Memorial   Bursary   Fund
provides our Association with both a worthwhile and
much-needed job to do. Obviously so, they1 say. What
do you say? And more important, what are you
prepared to do about it?
These questions are directed to each and every
almunus, to every organized group of alumni, regardless
of location. How about it Victoria? Ottawa? And
waypoints?
Your  comments   are   invited.     They   are   needed.
The idea requires discussion.   If adopted, it requires
wholehearted support.
It is on the agenda for the annual meeting.
Page 1
THE GRADUATE CHRONICLE—OCTOBER 1943 Social Change and Education
By PROFESSOR J. A. IRVING
This is a summary of addresses given at Commencement, Western Washington
College of Education, Bellingham, Wash., June 1943; and at Washington State
Teacher's Convention, September, 1943
Professor Irving is lecturing on "Current Social and Political Ideals" with
Department of University Extension lectures in the Vancouver Normal School.
What is the destiny of western
man? The immediate answer to this
question depends upon the outcome
of the heroic contests presently
raging in Europe, Asia and the
islands of the Pacific; the ultimate
answer depends upon the capacities
of the leaders of the United Nations
to establish the conditions of enduring peace.
The coming peace conference will
be faced with four major problems:
(1) The resolution of the elements of conflict in the
fundamental ideals of the
British, Americans, Russians
and Chinese.
(2) The inevitable questions concerning the future of Germany, Italy and Japan.
(3) The possibility of reconciling
President Roosevelt's Four
Freedoms with the basic
demands for colonies, food,
raw materials and air-routes,
amidst the clash of nationalisms and imperialisms.
(4) The social, political and economic reconstruction of the
world.
None of these problems can be
solved in a year or even in a generation, for their solution depends upon
the provision of two seemingly
contradictory conditions—the conditions of social stability and of
social change. It is precisely in
connection with the problem of the
provision of these conditions of
peace that the educational systems
of the democratic states can make
their greatest contribution to civilization in the post-war world.
It has often been remarked (in
both facetious and serious vein)
that Oxford is the home of lost
causes, and in British Columbia this
"dead-end" conception of a liberal
education has recently been advanced. Such strictures of traditional educational systems have their
place in a democratic state but they
are often accompanied by an inadequate realization of the necessity
of academic conservation of the
achieved values and technological
achievements of mankind. On the
other hand it must be admitted that,
in the twentieth century especially,
humanists have tended to exhibit a
Byzantine temper, while scientists
have pursued pure or applied
research apart from the consideration of progressive social ends or
purposes. It is smugly assumed
everywhere that educators may be
safely trusted to provide the conditions of social stability! But social
change is another matter entirely!
In an age of war which is also
an age of magnificent social plans
for the future it is imperative that
educators should assume a new
position of leadership in creating the
intellectual atmosphere conducive
to social change. The Anglo-Saxon
peoples have had laid before them
the Beveridge Plan, Vice-President
Wallace's Plans, the Marsh Plan,
and in Canada the three great
national political parties have
recently attempted to outshine one
another in their stirring endorsations
of the need for social planning in the
post-war world. Has there been a
corresponding recognition ' of the
need of a plan for post-war education in Canada?
In this brief article, I shall not
attempt to join the already overcrowded ranks of the contemporary
social planners by formulating a
general "Marsh plan" for the future
of education; rather I shall confine
myself to the more limited discussion
of the role of the social sciences
and social philosophy in the new
education that must emerge, however painfully, in western civilization if the conditions of peace are
to be fulfilled.
The earliest thinkers of Ancient
Greece were concerned with the
physical world external to man, and
THE GRADUATE CHRONICLE—OCTOBER, 1943
from Thales to Einstein scientists
and philosophers remained principally preoccupied with that problem. In the twentieth century,
however, the greatest questions have
to do with the form and function
of the social process—with the
scientific and philosophical analysis
of problems arising out of contemporary man's primary interest in his
social environment. This shift in
emphasis is indicated by the remarkable development of the social
sciences during the last 50 years.
The social sciences are the new wine
of our age.
Paradoxically enough, the eager
student of society is nowadays almost
invariably disillusioned. The spell is
broken partly because the spell itself
is so potent. For the student of
society feels the need for some
compensating idealism, some hopefulness to offset the bitter destruction of our time. But he early
discovers that most social scientists
insist that they must concentrate on
drab questions of social fact (over-
consciously following the example
of the natural scientists) to the
exclusion of burning questions of
social values. The student is incessantly asking, "How ought I to act?"
but the social scientist punctiliously
avoids entangling alliances with
those moral and social values that
might give his students at least a
glimmer of insight into the hard field
of social action.
Meanwhile, the student soon realizes that the Huey Longs, the
Townsends, the Hitlers and the
Mussolinis of this world have subjected themselves to no such self-
denying ordinance. The romantic
social philosophies of such men, with
their moving appeals, have arisen
to give the law frequently even unto
the social scientists themselves. For
if the social scientists refuse to give
the    people    leadership    in    social
(Continued On Page 7)
*   Copyright Applied For.
Page 2 Higher Fees Recommended   NEW Spanish
COURSE
PRESD3ENTS REPORT
During the past year the activities
of the Association were concentrated
on the following endeavours:
1. Close relations were established
with the Students Council of the
Alma Mater Society—an alumni
association executive member usually attends Council meetings as a
visitor. A member of Council also
attends Alumni Association executive meetings.
2. Representatives have been
appointed or sent to the following:
University Advisory Council on
Athletics—Fred Bolton and Mary
Fallis; University Public Relations
Committee—Jordan Guy (No Meetings Held); Victoria Alumni Annual
Meeting—Bruce A. Robinson; Board
of Governors, Presidential Selection
Committee interview — Miss Pat
Kenmuir, A. T. R. Campbell, Art
Laing, G. E. Baynes, B. A. Robinson.
3. Assistance extended in raising
244 dollars to the Alumni Players
club for expenses incurred in playing
"The Man Who Came to Dinner"
twenty-eight showings for the benefit of service men in B.C.
4. Supported the "Industrial
Health Educational Week" of the
Junior Boards of Trade of B.C. in
mailing B.C. Dept. of Public Health
Bulletins to all graduates  in B.C.
5. Approached the Board of Governors regarding the inclusion of
women's and men's Dormitories in
post war construction plans for the
University Campus. These have
been included in latest recommendation going to Ottawa.
6. Lent support to the George
Pringle Memorial Bursary Fund
drive by contacting 5,000 graduates
by direct mail.
7. Affiliated with the American
Alumni Council of some 250 universities and colleges for the purpose
of furthering Alumni activities and
benefiting by experience of other
Alumni groups in Canada and U.S
8. The Addressograph mailing list
of all graduates was corrected and
negotiations started towards placing
this list under the jurisdiction of the
Registrar's office.
9. Social functions were well
attended though few in number:
—Annual meeting in October in
the Brock Hall.
Page 3
—Reunion Dance, Christmas
night, the Commodore.
—Alumni—Convocation Dance.
Hotel Vancouver, in May.
10. The Graduate Chronicle was
published in December, July and
October and circulated to over five
thousand graduates members and
non-members. In future this publication will only be circulated to
members in good standing, or possibly on a subscription rate basis.
Recommendations For Next Year
1. Some means be found to establish a full time Alumni office with
full time alumni secretary. The
interests and activities of the Association are becoming more extensive
and of greater importance to the
interests of the University, that it
becomes difficult for a voluntary secretary and other officers, busy on
their own jobs, to handle all the
detail work that should be handled
in the best interests of the association
and the University.
2. A larger financial policy should
be established. We cannot operate
an organization representing some
5,000 graduates, on an annual fee
of a mere $1.00 paid by two to three
hundred people, and a total paid-up
life membership of ten dollars from
three hundred other graduates.
THIS IS IN COMPARISON TO
ANNUAL FEES OF $3.00 and
$50.00 or $60.00 life membership fees
paid by much larger percentages of
alumni in other Canadian and
American Universities.
3. The circulation of the Graduate
Chronicle should be established on
a subscription rate basis of say $2.00
per year. The annual report number
only to go to all graduates in good
standing. The last two issues of
Chronicle would not have been published had it not been for the voluntary efforts of Past President Tommy
Campbell to raise two or three
hundred   dollars   for  this   purpose.
Respectfully submitted,
B. A. Robinson.
A course in Beginners' Spanish is
being offered in the University of
British Columbia for the Session
1943-44. The instructor is Charles
Vyner Brooke, B.A. (Queen's), AJW.,
Ph.D. (Harvard). There are about
one hundred students enrolled in the
course.
CHARLES B. WOOD, Registrar
I have been hearing rumors that
U.B.C. is finally planning to open
a Department of Spanish. This is a
very important step and I hope the
plans have been carried out so that
U.B.C. may start to catch up with
some of the other universities who
have had such courses for some time
now: Toronto, Queens, Montreal,
Laval, Acadia, Western, Manitoba,
just to name some; and even Car-
leton College started last year in
Ottawa gives three courses in
Spanish which have proved very
popular. U.B.C. should start to get
in the swing with Spanish and other
languages, too, such as Portuguese
and Russian.
But to get back to Spanish, there
are many advantages and opportunities for those who take this subject
seriously. Let me put down a few
of them for those beginning in the
course, as well as grads who should
be interested too. Much more interest is being taken now in the Latin
countries to the south of us than
there was in the past, and in the
Post War Period there will undoubtedly be much more interest and
contact with them, both culturally
and commercially. I hope those
giving this course will stress South
American and Mexican pronunciation instead of the Castilian usually
taught, because people in the West
are much more likely to go to
Mexico City than to Madrid or
Barcelona. The Castilian accent
sounds very affected there—it's the
same as Canadians speaking with ar,
Oxford accent.
Keep in mind the fact that for the
moment we have Ministers Plenipotentiary in only Brazil, Argentina
and Chile, but remember, too, that
we are planning to send Ministers
to Mexico, Peru and Cuba. These
are all Spanish countries and the
Legations will need trained staffs to
go with them. No doubt when these
Legations are established others will
be planned as well as Consular
offices and more Trade Commissioners. Until that time comes we
should study the language and
culture of these very interesting
(Continued On Page 8)
THE GRADUATE CHRONICLE—OCTOBER 1943 L6TTCRS TO TH6 CDITOR
*   WELL DONE
454 River Road,
R.R. No. 2, Eburne, B.C.
The Editor.
Dear Madam:
As the subject of the U.B.C. President
is under discussion, I would like to express
something of my admiration for Dr. Klinck.
I found that his stature increased instead
of diminishing on personal acquaintance,
something which seems to me to be very
rare in men in high positions. It is my
sincere hope that the new president will
have something of the noble simplicity
which causes many students to remember
Dr. Klinck as a truly great man.
Yours sincerely,
Alice M. Neilson,
(Mrs. Carlo Nielson) Arts '32.
EXTRACTS OF LETTER
FROM JAMES A. GIBSON, ARTS '31:
He thinks of all the men he knows across
Canada that Norman McKenzie is the most
suitable. McKenzie was Prof, of International Law at Toronto before becoming
President of U.N.B. He was earlier the
Assistant Legal Adviser of the League of
Nations at Geneva.
"He has been for many years a mainstay
of the Canadian Institute of International
Affairs. I think his scholarship in international law is quite unquestioned anywhere
on this continent, and I suppose there was
no professor at Toronto more genuinely
liked by students.
"His wife was for some years a member
of the Toronto Board of School Trustees.
He has the additional advantage of being
well known, especially in legal fields,
outside of Canada."
Re Marsh: "Marsh is not well known in
Canada. His main interest is in research
rather than in administration. But he is
extraordinarily well-informed on many
questions that matter now and will matter
more in two or three years' time.
He has also worked through the years with
Beveridge. He knows the Scandinavian
countries pretty well, and so does his wife,
who is, as well, an authority on housing
and (I believe) on nutrition.
*   DANNY FOR PRESIDENT
1316 S. 7th St., Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Editor,
In the July edition of the Chronicle which
has just arrived here, I see that you have
a series of question marks under the blank
portrait of the next U.B.C. President.
As a student of the old days of 1921-25,
and as a graduate student of '25-'27, and as
an alumna who has since then watched
with interest the progress of her Alma
Mater—I would like to say very heartily
that I do not think a better choice for the
new president could be other than Dean
Daniel Buchanan.
Who in all of Canada (or the United
States, for that matter!) could equal him
in his experience in U.B.C. affairs, his keen
interest in all phases of the University, his
tact and his wit, his personal qualifications
as a gentleman and a scholar, and the fact
that he is beloved by all.
My slogan sincerely is:
"Dear Danny for President"
Yours very truly,
Jean Davidson Arnold, Arts '25.
(Mrs. C. A. Arnold)
* STABILITY AND
INTELLIGENCE
967 W. 10th Ave., Vancouver, B.C.
The Editor:
Interpreting the recent issue of the
Graduate Chronicle as asking for suggestions
as to men who might fill the requirements
for the office of President of the University
of British Columbia, I should like to suggest
the name of Henry F. Angus, professor
of Economics at the University, and at
present on loan to Ottawa as a consulting
specialist in the Dept. of External Affairs.
Mr. Angus combines to an unusual degree
scholarship with organizing ability, his
mind is at once far-seeing and practical.
His inclusion on the Rowell-Sirois Commission brought him national renown, and
he has been internationally recognized as a
result of his work on the Institute of Pacific
Affairs.
Lastly, he is a Canadian, a westerner,
a British Columbian by birth and early
education.
It is most important that we have
intelligence and stability in our University
President.
Yours sincerely,
Phyllis Mackay, Arts '23.
* ENDORSEMENT
July 14, 1943.
The Editor:
Congratulations on the recent Graduate
Chronicle! It says what many of us have
been thinking.
I should like to endorse enthusiastically
the brief of the delegation to the Selection
Committee.
Yours sincerely,
Sadie M. Boyles, Arts '26.
*   ENTHUSIASM FOR
EDUCATION
1 Canadian Engineer Reserve Unit,
Canadian Army Overseas.
The President,
Alumni Association, U.B.C.
Dear Sir:
Having heard from home that the Alumni
Association is asking for an expression of
opinion from graduates as to a successor
to President Klinck, I would like to add
to the general flood of letters which should
result.
We used to hear a great deal of the
necessity of a University President being
a business man—an administrator—a "good
mixer," and similar specifications, but it
would seem that the main qualification
should be an enthusiasm for education, as
opposed to training.
All our universities seem to have been
bitten by the utilitarian bug—and to have
forgotten that the main object should be
to turn out graduates who will be able
to become educated men as opposed to mere
technicians.
If a President has this enthusiasm he will
be able tq impart it to others—to the staff,
the Board of Governors, the Senate and the
public who support the University.
If, added to this, a President can be a good
administrator, he will be a man who can
assist the University to a yet higher place
in Canadian life.
Yours sincerely,
John Oliver, Sc. '27.
* YES, NO PERSONALS
"The last number of the Graduate
Chronicle was a pleasant surprise to all
those who are used to connecting this
publication with the 'Deaths, Births and
Marriages' aspect of existence."
Carol Coates Cassidy.
* WHAT, NO PERSONALS
2211Angus St., Regina, Sask.
Editor, The Graduate Chronicle:
Here is a marriage announcement:
C. MARGUERITE CULLIP (A.B. Erskine,
T/.C.) to GEORGE WILLIAM DOLSEN (B
Comm. '35) on October 17, in Regina.
Re your editorial, I agree with your
suggestion that we should have some
articles by the University staff, but believe,
the personals should be continued.
I have been employed since 1940 with
Consumers' Co-operative Refineries Limited
of Regina as manager of their auditing
department.
Yours very truly,
George Dolsen.
* HERE'S VICTORIA,
WHERE'S OTTAWA?
1837 Kings Road, Victoria, B.C.
The Editor,
As we have intimated, in previous letters,
our Executive has considered suggestions
for President of U.B.C.
May we herewith, formally, make known
the opinion of our group.
At a special meeting of the Executive
of the Victoria Branch of the UJJ.C. Alumni,
the matter of suggesting names for the
position of President of U.B.C. was discussed. It was the opinion of the group
that Mr. Ira Dilworth, formerly Principal
of Victoria High School and Professor of
English at U.B.C, and now Regional Director
of C.B.C., fulfills what we consider to be
the most necessary qualifications, namely:
Ability as an Organizer: Experience both
in educational and in business fields.
Cultural Background: Interest in the arts,
music, literature, higher education.
A "Young Westerner: Who has watched
the growth of B.C. and is conscious of its
needs and its possibilities.
Ability to Speak very effectively in public.
Business Contacts: In B.C. and across
Canada.
May we humbly request that our suggestion receive the considered attention of the
Special Committee of the Board of
Governors.
Yours very truly,
Miss Joyce Harvey, Secretary,
U.B.C. Alumni, Victoria Branch.
* ALUMNI BURSARY
September 28th, 1943.
Dear Mr. Robinson:
I am directed to inform you that the
Alumni Association Bursary has been
awarded to:
Miss Beryl Gaff,
2625 Blenheim  Street,
Vancouver, B.C.
Yours very truly,
Charles B. Wood, Registrar.
THE GRADUATE CHRONICLE—OCTOBER, 1943
Page 4 UTTrJRS
*   TO ACTION STATIONS
Officer's Mess, No. 2 I.T.S., R.C.A.F.,
Regina, Sask.
The Editor:
Got back after a very stormy trip over
the mountains. I couldn't forget the
remarks of old President Wheelock at the
opening of the medical school at Dartmouth
years ago, "We thank thee Lord for. the
oxygen  gas."    We sure neded it at 20,000.
Well, it was certainly very nice to meet
some U.B.C. people again with the pioneer
spirit. And let me tell you we are going
to need a lot more of it. Some business
friends of mine here have been telling me
that there is more interest in the new
President of U.B.C. in Montreal than in
Vancouver.
One outspoken reactionary told these
people that no one need worry, the business
men of Canada (!) were going to see that
we got the right sort of president at
Vancouver, to end all this slush about social
change that is coming out of our
Universities.
They cite the number of British Columbians in various social agencies at Ottawa
as one of the reasons that a good hardshell
"private enterprise" exponent should be
installed at U.B.C. Evidently our Alma
Mater has given these fascists some sleepless
nights. Well, of course that is quite a
compliment.
I think Norman McKenzie is our man,
because he really has been a University
president. He was also Professor of International Law at Toronto, which is the kind
of outlook a University on the Pacific needs.
I think it is going to be a tough fight
over the issue of having some go-getting
business man in there. I just can't see it.
God, how it would make Dr. Westbrook
squirm in his grave. He was the best that
Manitoba, Cambridge and Minnesota ever
saw.
inside five years.
We must find a man with an elastic mind,
not a fixed, shallow one. If he is to have
a good long run at the job he must be able
to keep up with the times. In this regard,
I think I should warn against wasting time
lamenting our past deficiencies in presidential  capacities.   That will not save  us.
But I do insist that we should be through
with this back-stage clique stuff. It is time
the Alumni really challenged the Governors
in   the   administration   of   our   University.
The money comes from the people of B.C.,
750,000 individuals, and is not handed to
a few divine-righters to dispense in any
narrow sense. I think that half the Governors and half the Senate should be under
the age of 40.
We have got to find a man who will go out
and take the University into every hamlet
in the province, not someone who will go
down to some meeting of cheering morons
in the Hotel Vancouver and prostitute the
thing before the "universal mediocrity."
Whoever takes hold of U.B.C. from the
top, must press forward the work that
Shrum has already done in the Extension.
I hear that Shrum is now trying to find out
what Universities now have worthwhile
extension departments. Some of them are
really a joke.   We must see that ours is not.
Another thing which I would like to warn
against is appointing someone just because
he is thought to be a great military figure
in this or some former war.
What the men want, coming out of the
forces, will be a President wise in the ways
of peace, who will help them to get
established in useful instead of destructive
pursuits. Knowing the military mind at
close quarters I would say that high
rankers are scarcely endowed with that
ability.
Now I must get back to the Lab. I hope
it will not be too long until I get out to see
you all again. That was the best thing
I saw in Vancouver, some really indignant
grads, out to do something for U.B.C! And
why not?
Yours,
W.C. Gibson, Arts '33.
*   TRD3UTE
1356 West 12th Ave., Vancouver, B.C.
The Editor,
In answer to your request for suggestions
for President of the University, I would like
to point out Dr. Buchanan as the logical
and deserving candidate. Too often the
custom seems to be to overlook the qualities
of one close at hand. For several years
Dr. Buchanan has done exceptional work
for the University. He is gifted with a
pleasing ..personality ..and ..is .an ..excellent
speaker.
Not only is the post of President a tribute
he richly deserves, but a position in which
he ..will ..be ..of ..even ..more., value ..to ..the
University.
Mours truly,
H. D. Cameron, Arts '38.
+   FREEDOM OF SPEECH?
Osoyoos, B.C.
Mr. B. A. Robinson,
President, Alumni Association,
Vancouver, B.C.
Dear Mr. Robinson,
As requested in the July Graduate
Chronicle I sent my ideas in to the editor
on the subject of our next president.
I am afraid I didn't fully grasp then
that the Alumni Association had already
sent in a brief to the Selection Committee.
Since they have done this, what is the point
of asking for suggestions?
I am also wondering if the Alumni Association executive dreamed up their Ideal
Man all by themselves. I do not think
your suggestions in the least represent the
considered opinions of the graduates. Did
you consult the membership first? ..Are you
legally able to give the opinions of 5,500
graduates without asking them? .I'm naturally worried about this constitutional
aspect. Goodness knows what you might
be suggesting in our collective name!
I know I am really without rights since
I have not paid my dollar. It seemed to me
that one had no weight unless one lived
in Vancouver. Can't you plan some way
by which all graduates may take some part
in decisions?
How about a poll of all graduates as to
whether they want the kind of man you
want, or the kind Ken Caple suggests?
Yours sincerely,
(Dorothy Johnson, Arts '32)
PRESIDENT'S NOTE:  Come out and vote
at   the   annual  meeting   on   October  29th.
or form a Local Alumni Branch and record
your vote.
*   SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT
Osoyoos, B.C.
Editor, Graduate Chronicle,
Dear Madam:
There are lists and lists of qualifications
necessary for the next President of U.B.C.
in your excellent July issue. Now what
you want—I presume—is a man lo fit them
Why not net's stop beating about the bush
and start naming names?
My vote would go for Dr. Weir, and
honestly, short of Stuart Chase (who is
no doubt unavailable) how could we do
better? He has all of Ken Caple's well-
thought-out attributes, particularly on the
lines of social and educational philosophy.
This point also must be taken into consideration: Whatever you and I think, the
next B.C. government will be a socialist
government which will make an honest
effort to put into force so many of the
recommendations made by Alumni in this
particular Chronicle—widening of curriculum, extension of extra-mural work, adult
education in general, and most particularly
(every writer mentions it) free or bursary-
aided   education  to  all  students  of  merit.
Now Dr. Weir is one of the big men in
education who can really work in harmony
with a socialist government. He is, I suppose,
a liberal in the broad sense, but he had wits
enough to realise modern trends many
many years ago.
He knows the Dominion scene as well as
the provincial; he is the only good minister
of education B.C. has ever had; he is an
excellent speaker and writer—and I need
not point out to you how much those
qualities in Robert Hutchins have done for
Chicago. He ought to be a little younger,
but otherwise I cannot see anywhere on the
horizon a better candidate.
And whatever happens, God preserve us
from old Brockington, and from the rather
Babbitty creature B. A. Robinson's little
piece brings to my mind. Hell's bells!
Someone will suggest J. W. de B. Ferris
next!
Yours sincerely,
(Mrs.)   Dorothy  Fraser,
(Dorothy Johnson, Arts '32)
Again congratulations on the good July
issue, especially letters from Ted Baynes
and W. Gibson.
*    ENQUIRING REPORTER
A resident of New Brunswick writes, in
part, of Norman MacKenzie, as follows:
"Since MacKenzie's taking over of the job
here, the place is really enjoying a renaissance, a general face lifting, recovery of
prestige and very importantly, is enjoying
increasingly better Government support.
He has the full backing of his staff, I
think; the liking and confidence of the
students (he is one of the most approachable men you can imagine) and in his short
tenure of office he has done more to bring
the name of the University before the public
eye than had been thought possible by even
enthusiasts. His background, his grasp of
National and International affairs and his
wide experience make him respected
wherever he goes and wherever he speaks.
"As to personality, h is affable, friendly,
with a good sense of humor. He is definitely not austere. He is a fine looking man,
large, and of athletic build. He has an
outstanding record from the last war, having
risen from the ranks, won a military medal
and bar."
Yours,
"Observer".
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THE GRADUATE CHRONICLE—OCTOBER 1943 Victoria College Head Passes
Hundreds of U.B.C. alumni, in
British Columbia and elsewhere, will
have learned with genuine regret
and a deep sense of personal loss of
the death of Percy Elliott, principal
of Victoria College. The regret is
intensified by the fact that, at sixty,
he was a man still in the prime of
life. And for those who knew him
best, the sense of irreparable loss
reflects the understanding that in
him the friend and teacher were
ideally blended. The passing of a
fine and rare spirit, endowed with
unusual gifts as a man and a teacher,
illumines what we might call the
need of the ideal, a human
triumphant even when battered
beyond recognition in a materialistic
age. Percy Elliott understood and
shared that need, even as he revealed
through his own life a humanist
ideal. An excellent teacher, he
lightened the most factual lecture by
his humour and wisdom; a man of
large vision and profound sincerity
in formal address, he was at the
same time a delightful and witty
after-dinner speaker; a man of
science who saw in the human
reason the instrument for seeking
out truth, he was also keenly alive
to those truths of human experience
embedded in imaginative literature,
particularly in the literature of
religion; a man who delighted in
natural, lusty, athletic living, he was
yet a man of the most discriminating
and tolerant judgment, of the most
sensitive and appreciative insight.
Thirty-four years ago Percy
Elliott was sent out by McGill
University to take charge of the
department of Physics and Chemistry in the affiliated college in
Victoria. With the founding of the
University of B.C. in 1915 he
became a member of the University
staff, lecturing in the Physics
lepartment until 1921, when Victoria
College entered its new affiliation.
He then returned to Victoria to take
charge of the Science department, to
which duties were added those of
Principal when Dr. E. B. Paul
retired in 1927. He was of course
from then on the representative of
ihe College on the University senate,
The late P. H. ELLIOT
and even found time to act in other
capacities, for instance as Honorary
President of the Victoria Branch of
he Alumni Association. To his
nfluence, experience and personality
may in large measure be attributed
the rapid growth and steady
maintenance of cordial relations
between the College and the
University and of scholastic standards and achievements which have
helped make Victoria College an
integral part of the University
scheme of things.
The true significance of Percy
Elliott's influence on those privileged
to know him as friend and teacher
is indicated in the closing paragraphs
of the fine tribute to him which
appeared in a Victoria paper shortly
after his death: "Let two former
students of the College speak for
many. One of them, himself a
scientist of distinction, wrote in a
letter to a friend recently: 'Professor
Elliott was a wonderful stimulus to
many of us who studied science.
With increasing years, I am sure he
is an even greater stimulation to
the present generation of scientists
coming from Victoria. If, as we all
hope, he reaches convalescence, I
hope you will tell him this for me.'
And another, whose interests lay
apart from science, said: 'He taught
VICTORIA
ALUMNI   NEWS
During the year 1942-1943 the
Victoria Branch of the U.B.C.
Alumni Association held three regular meetings.
On February 13, a games party
was held at the homes of two of the
members. The party achieved its
objective of making the members
better acquainted with one another.
On February 26, Dean Buchanan
addressed the members at a meeting
held in the home of Dr. Walker. The
subject of the Dean's talk was "The
Place of Universities in War Time."
On May 16, a tea was held at Miss
Ellen Hart's home in honour of the
1943 graduates.
The Annual Meeting was held on
October 2 with Mr. Bruce Robinson,
President of the Vancouver Alumni
as guest speaker. The following
members were elected for the coming year:
Hon. Pres Col. Harry Logan
(Fairbridge Farm)
Pres. Miss Patricia Hamilton Smith
Vice-Pres Mrs. Hartley Sargent
Membership Sec.
—Miss Margaret Strachan
Recording Sec. Miss Joyce Harvey
Treas Mr. James McArthur
Executive Members—
Mrs. Hazel Hodson
Miss Joan Bruce
Mr. Gordon Fields
Past Pres., W. Harry Hickman
* *   *   *
It is reported that PO. J. Beattie
McLean, R.C.A.F., Arts 28, will be
married October 29, in Edmonton to
Miss Dorothy Vaughan Moon.
* *  *  *
We regret to learn that Mr. George
M. Sinclair, Sc. 35, has been killed
in a mining accident.
me, my wife and my daughter, and
we all loved him.'
"Such is the man we have lost.
There is no replacing him. But the
world has desperate need of those
who will carry on such work in
terms of their own needs and
personalities. His life and work have
provided the inspiration and
example; our hope must be that
others will see to it that the impetus
of that life and work will continue."
THE GRADUATE CHRONICLE—OCTOBER, 1943
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change then the people will enthusiastically follow any social saviour
who can conjure up a picture of a
glittering Utopia to come. And even
university graduates will give eager
emotional acceptance to impassioned
but meagre schemes for the social,
political and economic reconstruction
of the world. Such an emotional
acceptance may be a tribute to the
warm-hearted generous impulses of
our age but the destiny of western
man can hardly be securely established on the quicksands of such
glory roads. The Second World War
has made it abundantly clear that
our educational systems have failed
to develop citizens who are capable
of solving the social problems with which
we are confronted. We live in an era
of front line problems, second line men.
Let me illustrate. Not long ago a graduate
of a Canadian University who occupies
an important position in our national life
told me, and quite seriously, that "the only
solution of the French-Canadian problem
is to ship them all back to France"!
A new educational outlook is needed
in which we shall develop not only a
facility in the investigation of social facts
but also the capacity to formulate rational
value judgments based not on romanticism
but on sound philosophical analysis. That
is to say, our concern with the destiny
of modern man should urge us to pursue,
at one and the same time, both a scientific
study of society and a philosophical analysis
of social values. Social facts without social
values are meaningless; social values without
social facts are aimless. The divorce
between these two approaches in our
current educational systems is a shocking
commentary on our capacity to engage
in widespread social planning.
Let us grant, then, that a knowledge
oi! social facts is not enough. Such a
concession does not at all imply that I
propose to discourage the development
of the social sciences. Far from it. In the
post-war world the social sciences must be
developed on a hitherto unimagined scale.
They must occupy a central place in the
new liberal education. They must become
the core of instruction not only in colleges
and universities but also in primary and
secondary schools.
But this development of the social
sciences must be supplemented by a
corresponding emphasis on the teaching
of social ethics and social philosophy at all
levels of instruction. Up to now our
educational systems have left the free play
of individualism almost uncriticized. Widespread instruction in social ethics is
required if we are to break down those
hard walls of the Self which have
imprisoned man within narrow social perspectives. The new liberal education must
enlarge our conception of what is socially
possible by diminishing our dogmatic assurance that "you can't change human
nature"—that human nature must of necessity be forever confined within the limits
of selfish individualism.
It would be difficult to overemphasize
the significance of social philosophy in the
new education. Social philosophy, apart
from social ethics, has two principal functions to fulfill, both of special relevance
and  special   urgency   at  the   present   time.
The first of these functions is methodological—that is, it is concerned with the
problem of method in the social sciences.
What kind of information can the social
sciences give us about that type of reality we
call the social process? Without attempting
to prescribe methods of investigation to the
social sciences, social philosophy can provide
the critical apparatus for evaluating methods
already chosen. It can develop an epistem-
ology of our knowledge of social phenomena.
The content of history courses, for example,
at the elementary and secondary school
levels in Canada may be taken as an index
of the urgent need for critical analysis of
the basic principles of historiography.
Other important problems properly considered in this phase of social philosophy
are the place of forceful self-assertion in
human affairs, the relation of human will
to alleged laws of social phenomena (e.g.:
Are these laws descriptions of the workings
of wills, or of the workings of events apart
from the influence of wills?) the place of
induction in economics, and the logical
aspects of the social sciences.
The second and most important function
of social philosophy is concerned with the
problem of ultimate social values. The
social sciences, as sciences, strive for ethical
neutrality, although the distinction between
facts and values is not consistently maintained. Economics, for example, deals with
ends hypothetical^; social philosophy with
the choosing of ends. The one may inquire
if capitalism is efficient in attaining its ends;
the other, if the ends of capitalism are to be
chosen.
This ideal of ethical neutrality of the social
sciences implies, of course, that these
sciences are concerned not with things as
they ought to be, but with things as they
are. I have insisted that this attitude is
highly desirable in pure social science. But
unless it is supplemented by a theory of
ultimate values it will lead finally to either
a romantic or a dogmatic theory of social
ends. Even economics, in attempting to
divorce ends from means, is tainted with
romanticism. We must have social facts
before us if we are to determine the ends
of social policy or the purposes of social
institutions; but we must also have a training in the formulation of value judgments.
Three different questions arise in connection with social institutions:
(1) What   ends   do   they   in   fact   serve?
(2) What ends are they intended to serve?
(3) What ends ought they to serve? Our
present educational systems in the western
world are woefully weak in the training
they provide in the assessment of value
judgments of the types necessary to deal
with these three questions. Yet in contemporary discussions of capitalism versus
state socialism, for example, it is essential
to be able to deal logically with such
involved value judgments.
I have maintained that the new education
must imply an unparalleled development
of the social sciences and of social philosophy. In the past ten thousand years
social relations have formed in the manner
of the coral islands. The development of
Science and Philosophy alike have left
untouched the blind play of forces in the
social relations of humanity. If we are to
have enduring peace we must bring rational
order and scientific planning into the very
basis of society where up to now only
accumulated consequences have prevailed.
When the current tempest of wrath shall
have passed men will surely refuse to return
to the old blundering "muddling through"
methods by which social change has
hitherto been achieved.
Social planning can never succeed without
the attainment of that largest of all human
perspectives—social awareness. For without
social awareness there can be no real sense
of either social obligation or of social responsibility. And there can be no social justice.
Only a new educational orientation in which
the social sciences and social philosophy
make common cause can produce social
awareness on the necessary scale. The
a revision of our traditional philosophy of
attainment of social awareness thus implies
education. An individualistic conception of
education is utterly inadequate for the new
age of social planning that lies ahead.
There is, of course, a widespread fear
already current among us that if we encourage educators to light the path to social
change "real" education will cease and
propaganda will take its place. Such a
reactionary attitude, if continued into the
post-war world, will produce exactly the
same catastrophic results that it has produced in the past. Those who tremble
before the shape of things to come have
failed to realize that our educational systems
are already heavily weighted with propaganda—propaganda for the status quo. Education cannot function in a social vacuum.
If we prevent educators from educating for
social change they will become, of course,
pallid retailers of social reaction. This
"dead hand" temper in education will leave
open (as it has in the past) the way for
self-seeking demagogues to prescribe the
conditions of social change. And when the
demagogues inevitably fail the grim horrors
of war and revolution will again have their
years. Any education that is not education
for social change is education that is missing
fire!
Our reluctance to accept the principle that
educators  should  light  the path  to  social
change is at bottom a reluctance to abandon
the idea that the past and the future are one.
When  the Roman  poet  Horace  wished  to
paint an image of perpetuity he wrote:
Non omnis moriar multaque pars mei
Vitabit   Libitinam:   usque   ego   postera
Crescam laude recens, dum Capiolium
Scandet cum tacita virgine pontifex.
The reputation of Horace has weathered
storm and time, but the white-robed procession   of   vestal   virgins   has   long   since
ceased   to   climb   the  steep   ascent   of   the
Capitoline  Hill  to  worship  in  the  temple
of  Jupiter.    No   social  system  can  persist
unchanged.    And the most important condition  of  enduring  peace  is  the  universal
recognition   that   social   change   is   always
and everywhere inevitable.
In conclusion I wish to make it clear
that I do not believe a Heaven-on-earth
will automatically appear if we reorientate
our educational systems as I have suggested.
No one can foretell what social perspectives
the vasty deeps of the future have in store
for mankind. But surely it is more reasonable to suppose that the enlightened social
action which will flow from a widespread
knowledge of social facts and social values
will give us a greater chance of happiness
than the contrary. Finally, we need have
no fear that humanity in the future, if made
secure from war and revolution, will sink
into torpor for lack of struggle. In the words
of Faust:
Yes,   to   this   thought   I   hold   with   firm
persistence
The last result of wisdom stamps it true.
He only earns his freedom and existence.
Who daily conquers them anew.
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THE GRADUATE CHRONICLE—OCTOBER 1943 BURSARY FUND WILL BE
LIVING MEMORIAL TO THOSE LOST
The following incomplete list of Reported
Casualties among U.B.C. graduates and
undergraduates in the services are published
with the hope that all corrections, confirmations or additions, with complete details,
will be forwarded as soon as possible to
Mr. C. B. Wood, registrar at the University.
The registrar's office is endeavouring to
compile a complete record of the war
services of graduates of the University, and
all assistance in supplying authoritative
information will be greatly appreciated.
List of graduates and undergraduates
reported killed on active service (not
confirmed.)
Armitage, David Harold, B.A., 1939, R.C.A.F.
Armour, Lloyd Livingstone, R.C.A.F.
Auer, Oscar Ludwig, S. African Artillery.
Beaumont, Leys Middleton, P.O., R.C.A.F.
Bell, Ronald George, D.F.M., F. Sgt. R.C.A.F.
Black, John Hannah, S.gt. P., R.C.A.F.
Braun, William Thomas, Sgt. P., R.C.A.F.
Bull, Armour McKenny, B.A., '25, Lt., Navy
Child, Colin Gartrell, Sgt., R.C.A.F.
Clarke, John Lionel, B.A., '35, LAC. R.C.A.F.
Colledge, William Wilson, D.F.C., FO. RCAF.
Cormack, Wililam Thomas, Sgt. P., R.C.A.F.
Coulter, Arthur Howard, B.A., '37, PO. RCAF
Cox, Edmund Thomas, B.S.A., '41, PO. RCAF
Custance, John Patrick, B.A., '38, B.A.Sc, '39,
FO., R.C.A.F.
Darby, James Lloyd, FO., R.C.A.F.
Daunt, Acton, B.A., '41, FO., R.C.A.F.
Davidson,   Charles  Peers,  B.Com.,  '35,  FO.
R.C.A.F.
Ditmars, Eric Soulis, Lt., Navy.
Dockrill, Joseph Frederic, PO. R.C.A.F.
Doherty, Robert Spencer, Sgt., R.C.A.F.
Douglas, Lionel Peirce, B.Com., '37, Lt. Navy
Fairbairn, Robert Douglas, PO. R.C.A.F.
Field, Robert Charles, R.C.A.F.
Fleishman,    Edmund   David,    A.F.M.,    PO.
Fleishman,    Edmund    David,    A.F.M.,    PO.
R.C.A.F.
Foster, John Ansley, Fit. Sgt., R.C.A.F.
Fraser William MacMillan, PO., R.C.A.F.
Goulding, Arthur William, Sgt. P., R.C.A.F.
Granger, John Dow, Fit. Sgt., R.C.A.F.
Kaggitt, Clarence Edward, Fit. Lt., R.A.F.
Hall,  Francis  Constant, B.A.,  '31,  SSeaforth
Highlanders.
Hamilton, David Allan, FO. R.A.F.
Hodges,  Ronald George,  Sgt.  Ob., R.C.A.F.
Horswill, Sydney Richard, PO. R.C.A.F.
Lane, Stuart Clarke, B.A., B.Com., '36, Lt.
Navy
Law, Henry, B.A.,  '36, PO. R.A.F.
Locke, Richard Philip, B.S.A., '34, PO. RCAF
Mackie,   Geoffrey   deFlyton,   B.A.,   '39,   PO.
R.C.A.F.
Markham,  Douglas, B.A.Sc.  '41, Lt.,  R.C.E.
Marlett, Sholto Paton, B.Com., '36, FO. RCAF
Mather, Robert Addison, PO. R.C.A.F.
Milne, Colin Stuart, Sgt. Ob., R.C.A.F.
Monckton,   John   Philip,   B.S.A.,   '41,   FO.,
R.C.A.F.
Moody,  Donald Beverly,  PO. R.A.F.
Morrison,    Gilmor    Morrison,    B.S.A.,    '39,
Sgt. P., R.C.A.F.
McBurney, Samuel Lome, PO. R.C.A.F.
McCulloch, William Donald, FO. R.C.A.F.
Mclntyre,  Robert  Francis,   B.A.,   Sgt.   Ob.,
R.C.A.F.
McMullin, Francis Hugh, Sgt. Ob., R.C.A.F.
Perry, Keith Oliver, Fit. Sgt., R.C.A.F.
Pickell, Owen Fraser, Sgt, P., R.C.A.F.
Porter, Charles Edward, PO. R.C.A.F.
Pring le.Rev. George Robert, B.A., '34, FO.
R.C.A.F.
Proby, Carson Carysford, FO. R.A.F.
Puder, Henry Fred George, Sgt. P., R.C.A.F.
Quick, John Askey, PO. R.C.A.F.
Robertson,   Struan  Turner,  B.A.,   '39,  Pte.,
U.S. Artillery.
Robinson, Edward LaPage, Fit. Lt., R.C.A.F.
Rose, Stephen Gregory, R.C.A.F.
Ryall, William, B.A., B.Com., '37, AC2, RCAF
Shives, Arnold Belden, PO. R.C.A.F.
Steeves, Hugh Douglas, PO. R.C.A.F.
Stewart,  Donald Eglinton, B.A., '34, R.A.F.
Stewart,  Maxwell  Maclean,  B.A.,   '34,  PO.
R.C.A.F.
Strong, George Frederick, PO., R.C.A.F.
Urquhart,   Alexander   Norland,   Fit.   Sgt.,
R.C.A.F.
Vickery, Philip Arthur, R.O., R.A.F.
Wallace, Clarence Alfred Blake, B.Com., '37,
FO., R.C.A.F.
White, William Andrew Telfer, R.C.A.F.
Whitehead, Frederick George, Lt., Navy.
Willoughby, Arthur Weatherly, PO. R.C.A.F.
Wood, Thomas Clinton Stuart, FO., R.C.A.F.
List of graduates and undergraduates
reported missing on active service (not
confirmed.)
Cochrane, Arthur Charles, D.F.C., Fit. Lt.,
R.C.A.F.
Coldwell, Gordon Willard, PO. R.C.A.F.
Dennis, Pierce James Axel, R.C.A.F.
Edwards, John Hamilton, Sgt. R.C.A.F.
Frost, David William, R.C.A.F.
LeMare, John David, B.A.Sc., '40, FO. RCAF
Lunn, Gerald Alfred, PO., R.C.A.F.
Mayhew, Charles Alan, B.A., '36, PO. RCAF
Millerd, William Francis, Sgt. A. G., R.C.A.F.
Moffatt, Bernard Joy, PO. R.C.A.F.
McDowell,   Thomas   Alexander,   Sgt.   Nav.,
R.C.A.F.
Purdon,   Richard,   Michael   Hastings,   PO.,
R.C.A.F.
Sarles, Lloyd Norwood, PO., R.C.A.F.
Stuart, Richard Charles, Sgt. A. G., R.C.A.F.
Tater, Semon George, R.C.A.F.
Wilson,   Robert   Alfred,   B.Com.,   '40,   PO.,
R.C.A.F.
Witt, Ernest Maurice, PO., R.C.A.F.
Ne wSpanish Course—
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and important peoples, as well as something of their history. In case we ever
manage to have contact with these people
it will not do to be utterly ignorant of their
histories, their culture, their literature or
their policies in government and economics.
There are several ways of learning about
South America. Of course you can always
read books, and many are now in the book
stores and libraries written in English. Then,
there are clubs where papers on various
topics can be given by the members or
speakers from the consular staffs, or other
visitors in town from South America may
give talks. As far as I know, there are
representatives in Vancouver from Chile,
Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay and El Salvador.
If these people are approached in the proper
spirit I'm sure they would be willing to tell
an interested group something of their
various countries.
In the East there seems to have been a
spontaneous outcropping of clubs interested
in Latin America, in places including
Ottawa,  Montreal,  several Maritime  cities,
as well as Winnipeg and Edmonton. I have
heard that one has been started in Vancouver, too, but my spies have given me
no details on its activities. This club
shouldn't object to having a University club
affiliated with them.
Some of you grads reading this, who may
Science Building, are probably wondering
remember me as an inhabitant of the
just why I'm writing about Spanish, its
study and interest. Well, I've been bitten,
too, and I'm studying Spanish and reading
about South America: Argentina, The Story
of a Nation, by John W. White; The Wind
That Swept Mexico, by Anita Brenner, and
Professor Torres-Rioseco's Epic of Latin
American Literature as a beginning. What
does it matter that I'm using a second year
U. of Toronto text book to start on when
I still don't know how to conjugate verbs
and they start with the subjunctive—my
husband said "Here—read this." I'm learning about Bolivar, San Martin and Cristobal
Colon—Columbus to you—in the process. It
isn't hard really except that I always get
confused with French in pronunciation, but
I'm even getting over that, and the next
time I meet some South Americans I'll have
more to say than "Buenos dias Senor" or
"siento muchisimo no comprende-mucho
espanol."
I hope some of the graduates, who really
are more likely to be reading the Chronicle
than undergrads, will be interested in
Spanish courses, too, and in Latin-American
clubs, because, if you have read this far,
you'll see that there will be opportunities
for University graduates in many fields in
South America. Trade relations between
North and South America will be stronger,
and of course you know that trade is very
important to Vancouver. Consequently,
many business firms will be having correspondence in Spanish and possibly representatives in various parts of Latin America.
These positions will require a knowledge
of Spanish as well as other qualifications.
But remember, while the rudiments of
Spanish can be learned in a short time, it
requires study and practice to speak or do
business fluently.
In the Post-War Period there will
undoubtedly be more contact with Mexico
through travel. Vancouver may be the
terminus for an airline to Mexico. This
opens a new area for vacations and closer
contact with visitors from Mexico, too, as
well as Central America. Many of these
people know English but they would be
pleased to hear their own tongue in a foreign land and to meet Canadians who know
a little more of their country than a great
many do now.
I hope a lot of you will do a little reflecting on this subject and realize how important it can be. There are undoubtedly many
things omitted here that you will think of
and will want to discuss with your friends
and associates. Some of you may even go
so far as to join clubs or inaugurate study
groups. The literature of South America
is very rich and much of it has not been
translated. There was an exhibition of
Mexican Art here in Ottawa loaned by the
Philadelphia Gallery which you may be able
to have exhibited in Vancouver. There is a
lot more to South American music than the
tango and the rumba, fascinating as they
are. But I'll let you pick your own topic
of interest as long as you pick something.
Carol Menchions Baldwin, Arts '38,
29 Argyle St.,
Ottawa, Ont.
EDITOR'S NOTE—More voluntary articles
like this will be greatly appreciated,
but please make them shorter—we need
the space.
THE GRADUATE CHRONICLE—OCTOBER. 1943
Page 8 MANY GRADS IN STAFF CHANGES
NEW APPOINTMENTS:
Ralph Duncan James, M.A. (Brit. Col.).
Ph.D. (Chicago), F.R.S.C., Professor in the
Department of Mathematics.
Miss Dorothy P. Lefebvre, B.H.Sc. (Sask.),
M.S. (Iowa State College). Associate Professor and Acting-Head of the Department
of Home Economics.
Miss Stella Beil, B.S., M.S. (Kansas State
College), Assistant Professor in the Department of Home Economics.
Mrs. A. F. Frith (nee Mary Woodworth),
B.Sc. in Home Economics  (Alberta), Assisl-
Miss Marjorie J. Smith, A.B. (Minn.),
ant in the Department of Home Economics.
A.M. (Chicago), Associate Professor of
Social Work in the Department of Economics, Political Ccience and Sociology.
Charles Vyner Brooke, B.A. (Queen's),
A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard), Assistant Professor
of Spanish in the Department of Modern
Languages.
Miss Harriet Evelyn Mallory, R.N., B.Sc.
(Teachers' College, Columbia), Associate
Professor in the Department of Nursing and
Health.
Mrs. Gwendolen O'Brien, B.A. (University
of London), Lecturer in the Department of
Geology and Geography.
Miss Margaret A. Ormsby, B.A., M.A.
(Brit. Col.), Ph. D. (Bryn Mawr), Lecturer
in the Department of History.
J. H. L. Watson, B.A. (McMaster), M.A.,
Ph.D. (Toronto), Lecturer in the Department
of Physics.
Kenneth O. Wright, M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D.
(Michigan), Lecturer in the Department of
Physics.
PROMOTIONS:
C. E. Dolman, M.R.C.S. (England), M.B.,
B.S., M.R.C.P., D.P.H., Ph. D. (London),
from Professor and Acting-Head to Professor and Head of the Department of
Nursing and Health.
Frank A. Forward, B.A.Sc. (Toronto),
M. Aust. I.M.M., from Associate Professor
to Professor of Metallurgy in the Department of Mining and Metallurgy.
Walter H. Gage, M.A. (Brit. Col.), from
Associate Professor to Professor in the
Department of Mathematics.
S. C. Morgan, B.Sc. (Queen's), M.Sc.
(Alberta), M.S. (Calif. Inst, of Tech.), from
Associate Professor to Professor of Electrical
Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
J. Fred Muir, B.Sc. (Manitoba), from
Associate Professor to Professor in the
Department of Civil Engineering.
Miss Isabel Maclnnes, M.A. (Queen's),
Ph.D. (California), from Associate Professor
to Professor of German in the Department
of Modern Languages.
John Allardyce, M.A. (Brit. Col.), Ph.D.
(McGill), F.A.A.A.S., from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Botany.
W. B. Coulthard, B.Sc. (London),
M.A.I.E.E., A.M.I.E.E., from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Electrical
Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Joseph E. Mcrsh, B.A. (Brit. Col.), Ph.D.
(Johns Hopkins), from Assistant Professor
to Associate Professor in the Department
of Philosophy and Psychology.
W. O. Richmond, B.A.Sc. (Brit. Col.), M.S.
Professor to Associate Professor of Mech-
(Pittsburg), Mem.A.SJVLE., from Assistant
anical Engineering in the Department of
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
Alexander P. Maslow, A.B., A.M. (Michigan), Ph.D. (Columbia), from Lecturer to
Associate Professor in the Department of
Philosophy and Psychology.
Harold D. Smilh, M.A. (Brit. Col.), Ph.D.
(Toronto), frcm Assistant Professor to
Associate  Professor  in  the  Department  of
Jacob Biely, M.S.A. (Brit. Col.), M.S.
Physics.
(Kansas State College), from Instructor to
Assistant Professor in the Department of
Poultry Husbandry.
John H. Creighton, M.A. (Toronto), from
Lecturer to Assistant Professor in the
Department of English.
S. A. Jennings, M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto),
from Lecturer to Assistant Professor in the
Department of Mathematics.
Miss    Margaret   E.    Kerr,   R.N., B.A.Sc.
(Brit.     Col.),     M.A.      (Columbia), from
Instructor to Assistant Professor in the
Deparlment of Nursing and Health.
Thomas G. Wright, B.F. (Penn. State),
M.F. (Duke), M.C.S.F.E., M.S.A.F., from
Lecturer to Assistant Professor in the
Department of Forestry. (On leave of
absence—has joined the United States
Army).
Lionel A. Cox, M.A. (Brit. Col.), from
Assistant to Lecturer in the Department of
Chemistry.
G. Philip V. Akrigg, M.A. (Brit. Col.),
A.M. (California), from Assistant to
Instructor  in   the  Department   of  English.
Miss Lois Campbell, M.S.A. (Brit. Col.),
from Assistant to Instructor in the Department of Dairying.
Lome R. Kersey, B.A.Sc. (Brit. Col.), from
Assistant to Instructor in the Department
of  Mechanical  and  Electrical   Engineering.
ADMINISTRATION:
Miss Margaret G. Morrison, B.A. (Brit.
Col.), from Assistant in the Registrar's
Office to Assistant Registrar.
Maurice Van Vliet, M.S. (Oregon), from
Instructor in Physical Education for Men
to Assistant Director of Physical Education.
LEAVES OF ABSENCE:
Mr. Henry F. Angus, Professor and Head,
Department of Economics, Political Science
and Sociology, extended for a further
period of one year as from September 1st,
1943.
Crooker, Dr. Arthur M., Assistant Professor of Physics, extended for a further
period of one year as from August 31st, 1943.
Dr. Thomas G. Henderson, Associate Professor of Philosophy, extended for a further
period of one year as from July 1st,  1943.
Mr. John E. Liersch, Professor and Head,
Department of Forestry, for a further period
of   one   year   as  from  January   23rd,   1943.
Dr. Kenneth C. Mann, Assistant Professor
of Physics, extended for a further period
of one year as from August 31st, 1943.
Dr. Hector J. MacLeod, Professor and
trical Engineering, for half-time extended
Head, Department of Mechanical and Elector a further period of one year as from
April 1st, 1943.
Mr. F. H. Soward, Professor of History,
for a period of one year as from September
1st, 1943.
Dr. George M. Volkoff, Assistant Professor
in the Department of Physics, for the period
September 15th, 1943, to September 1st, 1944.
Dr. George M. Weir, Professor and Head,
Department of Education, for the duration
oi' the war.
Mr. Patrick C. F. Guthrie, Instructor in
the Department of Classics, for a period
of one year as from May 15th, 1943.
Mr. Robert McKenzie, Assistant to the
Director, Department of University Extension, from May 1st, 1943, to March 31st, 1944.
Mr. Thomas G. Wright, Assistant Professor
in the Department of Forestry, for a period
of one year as from October 1st, 1943.
APPOINTMENTS NECESSITATED
BY LEAVES OF ABSENCE:
R. Keith Brown, B.A. (Brit. Col.), Lecturer
in the Department of Physics during the
absence of Dr. G. M. Kolkoff.
Alexander P. Maslow, A.M. (Michigan),
Ph.D. (California), Associate Professor in the
Department of Philosophy and Psychology
during the absence of Dr. Thomas G.
Henderson.
Miss Margaret A. Ormsby, M.A. (Brit.
Col.), Ph.D. (Bryn Mawr), Lecturer in the
Department of History during the absence
of Professor F. H. Soward.
William Petrie, B.A. (Brit. Col.), A.M.
(Harvard), Lecturer in the Department of
Physics during the absence of Dr. K. C.
Mann.
DECEASED:
Senate
P. H. Elliott, Principal, Victoria College,
died September 12th, 1943. (Served on
Senate 1927-1943.)
His   Honour   Frederick   William   Howay,
died October 4th, 1943.    (Served on Senate
1915-1924; 1927-1942.)
Staff
Gordon Davis, B.A. (Manitoba). M.A.
(Brit. Col.), Ph.D. (Princeton), Assistant
Professor in the Department of Geology and
Geography, died June 5th, 1943.
Campus Changes
By RICHARD M. BIBBS
The graduate returning to the University
will remark first the number and the variety
of uniforms on the campus. Military training for the men, previously wholly the
concern of the C.O.T.C, is now handled
under three commands.
Besides army training with the C.O.T.C.
the senior students may enlist with the
University Naval Training Division under
Lieutenant Commander H. N. Mcllroy,
which offers a three-year course for executive or technical officers; or with the two-
year course in the R.C.A.F. under Squadron
Leader J. A. Harris, for navigation, meteorology, signals, airmanship, aircraft recognition and drill. Students graduate into
the services after completing their course
or they may join active units before.
With the army khaki and blues of navy
and air force is the grey of the newly
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