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Alumni Association
of the University of
British   Columbia
in;n;ii in:i! \m START DIGGinG
^our Executive is making every
efiort to implement a program which
will have far reaching and beneficial
effects for both the University and
Association.   It includes:
1. An office in the Brock Mem-
oria1 Building under the supervision
ci a paid Secretary-Treasurer.
2. Eight consecutive monthly issues yearly of the "Chronicle", at
subscription rate of $2.00 yearly.
3. A Public Relations committee
to foster goodwill between the
University and the public.
4. An Alumni Memorial Bursary
Fund to assist worthy students.
5. Post war reconstruction which
includes increasing present University lacilities and the building of
student residences.
This program merits and requires
ycur help. It can not succeed without
an active, paid up membership. Life
membership fees are only $10.00, a
rum disproportionately small considering the purposes for which it
will be used. Write a cheque,
complete the adjoining form and
send both to me. If you can't send
$10.00, send $1.00—your yearly fees.
Re-Union Dance
It has long been our custom to
hold an informal Reunion Dance in
the Christmas holidays. This year
arrangements have been made for
the night of Monday, December 27,
at the Commodore. We hope that
many grads in the Services home for
Christmas leave will be among the
parties planned for the occasion.
Our patrons are: Chancellor and
Mrs. R. E. McKechnie, President and
Mrs. L. S. Klinck, Dean and Mrs.
Daniel Buchanan, Dean and Mrs. J
N. Finlayson, Dean F. M. Clement,
Dean Dorothy Mawdsley, Miss M. L.
Bollert, and Brigadier and Mrs.
Sherwood Lett.
Members of the Executive planning the party include the President,
Mr. Bruce A. Robinson, and Miss
Patricia Kenmuir, Miss Mary Mul-
vin, Miss Margaret Morrison Dr. J.
C. Berry, Mr. Jordon Guy, Mr.
Tommy Campbell, and Mr. Cam
Duncan, and the dance committee
Miss Mary Fallis, Miss Doreen Ryan,
Mr. Ted Baynes, and Mr. Pearley
Miss Doreen Ryan is arranging for
a Hawaiian number with grads of
the class of '43 as the chorus.
Tickets for the dance are $4.00 a
To P. R. Brissenden, Treasurer,
640 West Pender Street,
Vancouver, B. C.
Enclosed please find:
j   !       Lite membership fee of at least $10.00.
(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.)
|   |       My correct postal address.
(Larger contributions will be appreciated; we need them.)
P]       1943-4 Annual fee of $1.00.
(Make it fifty or sixty dollars if you can; they do at other Universities.)
Name     Class	
Address       Year	
Present Occupation	
ccuple on admission. The proceeds
are used for the educational projects
and war services of the Association.
All reservations should be made
in advance by phoning PAcific 7838
oi PAcific 0413 so that arrangements
may be made for rationed foodstuffs.
In that this issue of The Graduate
Chronicle is only going to paid up
members of the association please
tell fellow graduates about this
dancs.   Make up your parties early.
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PAcific 7838.
It   is   hoped   that   out-of-town
grads  and especially  grads  in
the Services home on leave will
be able to attend. THE GRPDURT6 CHROIIICLC
Vol. 5
Vancouver, B.C., December 1943
No. 3
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Miss Ruth Wilson
FOR THE ISSUE Miss Dorothy Taylor
Mr. Darrel Braidwood, Chairman; Miss Janet Walker, Secretary:
Mr. Ken  Caple, Dr. Harry Warren, Mr. Pearly Brissenden, Mr.
Jordan Guy, Mrs. Isabella Beckett, Mr. Kaye Lamb, Mrs. Tarrant
Guernsey, Mr. Pat Keatley, Miss Dorothy Taylor.
Others Interested  please  phone Darrel  Braidwood  at  PAc. 3461.
The Editor, Graduate Chronicle
University of B.C., Vancouver, B.C.
Published by and devoted to the interests of the Alumni
Association of the University of British Columbia.
Now Is The Time
Under the sponsorship of the Executive of the
Alumni Association, a determined effort is being made
to unite graduates of the University of British Columbia into a body that stands solidly behind the institution, guiding its footsteps in these critical adolescent
As each year inevitably raises the number of
graduates, each year makes more pressing the need
for organization throughout this group, before it
becomes too scattered, too far removed from its Alma
Mater to feel called upon to raise its voice in the
settling of her problems.
A criticism frequently heard among graduates is
that there are too few U.B.C. alumni members in the
university Senate. Yet every alumnus has a chance to
nominate his candidate for this honor, and to make
his choice among the other nominees. The minute
proportion of alumni votes recorded in the last Senate
election reveals a startling willingness on the part of
most graduates to let their Alma Mater get along
without their guidance.
The October issue of the Chronicle contained
several interesting letters to the editor, concerning the
impending appointment of a successor to President
Klinck. Obviously there is no one more fitted to state
the qualifications necessary in a university president
than a university graduate. This is one question among
many in which the graduate voice should be both
loud and strong.
The Graduate Chronicle can be a loud speaker for
this voice: letters to the editor; articles from alumni
pens concerning the welfare and progress of the
university; and prompt payment of the small fees that
make possible the operation of the Alumni Association
are factors that will assure successful transmission ot
alumni thought waves.
Abolish Dual Control
We understand that the Board of Governors of
the University at a meeting held on November 29th
last considered, among other things, the question of the
appointment of a Principal to Victoria College to succeed the late P. H. Elliott. So far we have not been
able to ascertain the result of the meeting.
A letter from the Alumni Association to the Board
of Governors dealing with the situation appears elsewhere in this issue.
The core of the problem seems to lie in the dual
nature of the control exercised over College affairs
and policy by the Board of Governors and the Victoria
School Board with the Department of Education reclining somewhat uncomfortably in the middle. The
result is that friction and disagreement are almost
The local influences which play upon and affect
the judgment of the School Board are not always
brought to bear solely from the standpoint of the
welfare of the College and its student body. Instead
we witness, as in the present dispute, local prejudice
and partisan feeling cropping up at a most crucial
moment in the life of the College, with ramifications
sufficiently broad to ultimately endanger the continued
affiliation of the College with the University.
We are quite sure that this is not the wish of
responsible opinion in Victoria which realizes the substantial benefits that accrue to the city in possessing
a properly affiliated College. It is certainly not the
wish of the members of the student body who appreciate the opportunity afforded them in having at home
an approved educational institution at their disposal
for their freshman and sophomore years.
The effect of dis-affiliation upon the calibre and
personnel of the College faculty would, in all probability, be disastrous, and in consequence, the academic
and scholastic standards of the College would
The solution of the problem, it seems, is to remove
the duality of control and to place Victoria College as
an accredited branch of the University itself under the
single jurisdiction of the University and its governing
Donations lo our university are deductable from
individual income taxes to the extent of 10 per cent of
your income or up to 5 per cent for corporations.
Our university needs more bursaries. Talk to the
manager of your corporation and try to interest him in
starting a bursary.  It is good advertising for his firm.
Send in your cheque today for WAR MEMORIAL
BURSARY FUND, Alumni Association, University of B.C.,
Point Grey.
G. E. BAYNES, Chairman,
Alumni Bursary Committee.
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A Citizens' Forum has been organized throughout Canada to enable Canadian citizens to discuss
thoughtfully the problems with
which post-war Canada will be faced.
Every Tuesday night (CBR at 8:00
p.m. PDT), a CBC radio broadcast
will be presented to enable groups
of interested Canadians to study the
relationships of Canada in the postwar world and also government
policies within our own Dominion.
Dr. G. M. Shrum has been
appointed chairman of the Provincial Committee of the CBC Citizens'
Forum, and Miss Marjorie V. Smith
is the regional secretary for British
Columbia groups.
A Citizens' Forum is a club or
discussion circle which uses radio
broadcasts, study material and films
to help the members investigate and
discuss what kind of Canada we are
going to have in the post-war world
and what we can do about it.
Groups of interested citizens are
urged to form small clubs of 8 or
10 people who will choose their own
Leader and Secretary, and who will
meet every Tuesday evening to
listen to, and discuss the broadcasts.
Preliminary preparation before the
oroadcast is made possible by a series
of bulletins published by the Canadian Association for Adult Education.
These bulletins are prepared on the
same topics as the radio broadcasts
and are available to groups or
individuals at the cost of one dollar
per set of 20. Further information
and registration forms may be
secured from:
The Citizen's Forum,
Dept. of University Extension,
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, B.C.
The programme for the broadcasts
(Tuesday evening, 8:00 p.m., CBC)
is as follows . . . (the Introductory
Broadcasts are now past):
1.   The World We Live In.
how far has "the forward march of the
common man" progressed?
2.   The State of the Nation.
we have done it in wartime, why can't
we organize for peace?
1. The New Demand—The Right To Work.
what chance is there for full employment?
2. Public  and  Private  Enterprise—A  New
will such a partnership guarantee the
right to work?
3    These Social Security Plans.
do they provide security? Can we
afford them?
4.   The Right To Be Healthy.
the health of a nation.
5    The School Comes First.
equal opportunities for our children.
6. A Man's Own Castle.
homes and housing.
7. The Constitutional Barrier.
can we plan for a better Canada
without amending the B.N.A. Act?
8. One People—Two Cultures.
a basis for unity between French-
speaking and English - speaking
9. Canadians—World  Citizens.
how Canada is bound up with the
10. The United Nations in War and Peace.
are we shaping a pattern for the future
11. Canada in the Anglo-American World.
Canada in the shadow of a new power?
12. The New Relationship with Soviet Russia.
no new world without the U.S.S.R.
13. The Rise of Asia.
Canada  faces   the  new  power   of  the
14. Our Trade With The World.
Canada in an international economy.
15. The Fascist Nations in Defeat.
how shall we deal with the enemy
16. The New World Order.
can the United Nations provide the
power to organize the world?
17. The Soldier Comes Home.
what are the plans for him?
18. The People on the Land.
the farmer's future.
19. Who Shapes the Future?
has the pattern already been set by
government and business or can the
people take a hand?
26. Action Now.
what can people do to make their
power felt?
Conference  States
University Essential
To National Effort
One of the most significant meetings held
in Canada each year is the National
Conference of Canadian Universities.
This year the group met in Ottawa, Aug.
30, with Mr. A. McNamara, Director of
National Selective Service, members of his
staff, and representatives of the Navy, Army,
Air Force, the Wartime Bureau of Technical
Personnel, and the Department of Munitions
and Supply, in conference with the representatives of the members universities.
Dr. Sidney Smith, President of the
University of Manitoba, presided at the
Recommendations were submitted on the
roan-power situation as it affected the
enrollment of students of military age for
university courses. To assure that students
continuing university are good material for
higher education each province is to demand
the attainment of a certain standard before
granting permission for a student to enroll
ai a university.
Enrollment in Science, Dentistry, and
medicine postpones call-up for military
service but enrollment in these courses is
limited to ensure a minimum of wastage
during the academic course.
Those students given permission to
continue a second year or longer shall be
enrolled in a course defined by the National
Selective Service on the recommendation of
a University Advisory Board as essential
to the national interest or contributing to
the progress of the war.
Postponement of military service is
automatically cancelled if a student fails in
term or yearly examinations.
The National Selective Service and the
Universities agreed upon a policy of
employment of students for harvesting in
Western Canada. In the event of an
emergency, precipitated if harvesting should
be late, the universities were asked to take
steps to make student assistance available
after the beginning of the college term.
The matter of the establishment of
scholarships and fellowships for foreign
students and the question of a common
university entrance requirement in Canada,
were referred to the Committee on Post
War Problems.
It was the expressed aim of all concerned
that the member institutions would "deal
fairly with male students to the end that
their work in the season 1943-44 if satisfactory, would not be lost and that the
national interest would also be kept in
The Guest Editor says:
"The appearance of my name on
this issue of The Graduate Chronicle
in no way signifies my endorsation
of this product: I was shanghaied
into the job practically at the deadline."
The Business Manager, Robinson,
"This goes for me too."
The Executive of the Alumni
Association at a special meeting
convened to deal with Victoria College Principalship felt so strongly
about the unfortunate manner in
which the matter of the appointment
had been dealt with that it was unanimously agreed to bring recommendations before the proper
authorities. It was recommended that
further action be stayed until the
matter could be completely reviewed
and the suggested appointment reconsidered. We publish below the
text of the letter forwarded by the
Executive to the Board of Governors
in this connection:
To The Secretary:
Dear Sir:
The Alumni Association Executive has
learned during the past week that a most
serious situation has developed upon a
question that merits the attention of all
persons and organizations concerned with
sound educational policy within the
We understand that the appointment of
a successor to the late P.H. Elliott, former
principal of Victoria College, has precipitated a profound division of opinion
between the staff of the College, the
Victoria School Board and various
interested organizations in that city.
After having given the matter the most
careful consideration, the Executive of this
Association believes that the following
aspects of the dispute merit and require
the earnest consideration of the Board of
1. It is apparent that the staff of the
College is unanimously opposed to the
recommendation of the Victoria School
Board regarding the appointment of a new
2. If the recommendation of the Victoria
School Board is accepted by the Board of
Governors, three competant and qualified
members of the college staff will have
been ignored—any one of whose personal
qualifications for the position would appear
to be superior to those possessed by the
person whom we undersand has been
selected by the school board.
3. It would appear that if the action of
School Board is approved by the Board of
Governors, the continued affiliation of the
college to the University may b a
4. The tactics employed by the School
Board during the course of the negotiations
assume, apparently, "Rubber Stamp"
approval of its recommendation by the
Board of Governors.
Accordingly, the Executive of this
Association respectfully submits that in its
opinion, the interests of Victoria College
and of the University itself, would best be
served by a complete reconsideration of
the appointment of a Principal to the
Respectfully submitted,
Signed: B. A. ROBINSON, President
Signed:   PAT KENMUIR, Secretary
To encourage the employment of
more students in jobs on the campus
the Executive directed G. E. Baynes
to write the following letter. Copies
were sent to the Board of Governors
and also to the Senate:
Mr. Bob Whyte, President,
Alma Mater Society,
In nearly all of the American Universities,
the cafeterias, bookstores, and incidental
services on the campuses are run by the
student body and employ student help.
Graduates from our university have long
desired such a condition on our campus.
We all know that under ordinary economical
conditions many deserving young men and
women of aur province are denied the right
to attend our university because they lack
funds. If these young men and women
could work a few hours a day on the
campus as waitresses or janitors, or in
stores, it would not only help them but
would tend to establish our university on
a more democratic basis.
We believe that this would be an
excellent time to make these changes for
the following reasons:
1. Labour could be released from the
university for vital war work.
2. Under ordinary conditions of employment this change could not be made, as it
would put certain people out of work and
might be embarrassing to the university.
3. It would enable more students to
work their way through university,
particularly out-o f-town students since
they would be able to earn money for
board and room.
4. University students are quite capable
of managing a cafeteria and a bookstore and
this responsibility  is beneficial to them.
Trusting that you will give this your
Yours very truly,
G.   E.   BAYNES
Vice  President
Alumni   Association
Vancouver. B. C.
November 20, 1943.
The    following    letter    has    just    been
received   relative   to   action   taken  by   the
Board   of   Governors  on   the   Principalship
of Victoria College:
Miss P. Kenmuir,  Secretary,
Alumni Association of U.B.C.
Dear Miss Kenmuir:
Your letter of November 24th addressed
to the Honorary Secretary of the Board of
Governors, relative to the appointment to
the principalship of Victoria College, was
placed before the Board at the regular
meeting on Novembr  29th.
A spcial committee has been appointed
by the Board of Governors to discuss the
appointment to the principalship of Victoria
College with representatives of the
Department of Education, the Board of
School Trustees and Victoria College Staff,
and report back to the Board.
Yours very truly,
L. S. Klinck
Office of the President
University of B. C.      December 9, 1943.
Report On Social Service
Alumni Club
The Social Service Alumni Club has
received some encouragement recently to
work towords becoming a strong forward-
looking group, in co-operation with the
University. This has, perhaps, been inspired
by changes within the department itself.
For the first time in British Columbia we
have two full-time social workers in charge
of the course—Miss Marjorie J. Smith,
Associate Professor of Social Work, and
Miss Mary Gleason, Assistant Professor of
Social Work.
This means a great deal to both the
University and to the graduate professional
social workers. Already we are beginning
to see new developments that point to the
time in the not too distant future when
our University will be accepted for
enrollment with the American Schools of
Social Work, and we will have a Master's
Degree to offer graduate students.
Those of us who attended the first meeting
this fall were made fully aware by Miss
Smith of the contribution we as a group
could make in these developments.
At that time committees were set up to
start the actual work in this direction. The
more active of these are the curriculum,
library, recruiting, scholarship, research and
legislation committees. These committees
are all working hard, and should accomplish
a great deal before the end of the club year.
Perhaps we should mention another
forward step in the Alumni Club. For the
first time we have a representative on the
executive of the U.B.C. Alumni Association.
This means an opportunity to work with
other groups towards the general improvement of our University.
We do wish to tell any of the members of
our Alumni who are interested but have
not been attending meetings, that they are
more than welcome should they care to
come to thenext meeting. This will be held
early in the New Year, and the date will
be announced later.
Homecoming 1943
Undergraduates welcomed some 150
alumni back to the campus at the annual
Homecoming, Saturday October 30, 1943.
The sports programme arranged by M.A.A.
Harry Franklin had the packed stadium
cheering from the opening ceremony when
units from the C.O.T.C, U.T.A.C., and the
U.N.T.D. briskly paraded into a giant U.B.C.
to the last seconds of the Homecoming game.
Grads saw their Blue and Gold, led by
high scoring Dougie Reed and Jim Waters,
romp home with a 16-6 victory over
Vancouver Reps in the playoff of the
McKechnie Cup English Rugby. Chancellor
R.E. McKechnie kicked the ball to open the
forty seventh season of competition for the
cup he presented.
At half time the C.O.T.C. snatched a win
from the Airforce when the two groups tied
in a fast moving relay between navy, army,
airforce and the Active army.
In the evening grads and undergrads
joined in an hour of fun at the "Potlatch"
or watched the powerful Thunderbirds
sparked by Franklin and Robertson bring
another win to the campus when they
took Shores 40-33 in the Senior A playoff.
And some 900 alums, students and men
from the Active Army at the University
jammed the Brock Hall for the dance that
ended Homecoming for 1943.
Page 3
To The Editor:
I would certainly appreciate it I could
have a copy of each number of the
Graduate Chronicle since May, 1942, up to
and including October, 1943. If I could
have these numbers I would be able to
keep up with events and news of interest
on the campus. When one has been away
from the campus and the Pacific Coast for
a long while it is a great morale builder
to keep in touch with the stimulating and
progressive atmosphere of the old Alma
Mater campus.
As an Aggie grad of the class of '40 I
have been studying in the Dept. of Botany
here towards a Ph. D., while holding a Class
Assistantship. I have been here since
September, 1941. Not once since I left have
I returned to see our wonderful Pacific
Coast scenery. I sure miss the grand
mountains and the sea, and the climate.
Although Toronto has a much larger campus
it can't compare with that of U.B.C. for its
scenic backdrop and freshness o f
appearance. I hope by the spring of '45
to be once more on the Pacific which to
me is the only place worth living.
There are quite a number of U.B.C. grads
working for the Ph. D.'s in the various
depts. here. Also just last evening I
happened to meet three U.B.C. undergrads
sitting opposite me at dinner in the Great
Hall in Hart House.
November 5, 1943.
To The Editor:
Our university is, perhaps, one of the
most undemocratic on this continent. Up
till now we have really offered education
only to the few who live in the better
districts of Vancouver. If you want proof
of this, just study the student directory.
For students who have to work their way
through, paying their own fees and their
board, our university offers little encouragement. There are no dormitories on our
campus where one can obtain board cheaply
and work part time to pay for this. Up ti'l
now there was no opportunity of a boy or
girl working part time in a cafeteria or
store. Until this year, the percentage of
fees paid by bursaries has been very small.
This session it has greatly increased but
still is only 8% per cent of the total
fees paid.
This year the Alumni Association is
advocating that the student body take over
the running of the cafeteria and bookstore
and employ student help. The Association
is also starting a drive to raise $100,000 to
•establish a series of bursaries to be known
as War Memorial Bursaries.
We believe that the future development
of our university depends to a great extent
on the goodwill of all the people of our
province. One way to obtain this goodwill
is to put university courses within the reach
of every citizen.
Vancouver, B. C.
December 3, 1943.
The editorial board of the Chronicle
feels that the surest means of making
this publication truly representative
of graduate opinion is to publish as
many letters "to the editor as can be
accommodated in each issue. The
editor often receives interesting
letters from his readers that end with
words to this effect: "By the way,
this is not for publication.'' It is
desired by the board to point out that
this takes from the editor his prerogative of dealing with his correspondence as he sees fit, and deprives
Chronicle readers of the chance to
share or argue over the opinions of
their fellow graduates.
The editor of the December issue
of the Chronicle therefore asks for a
heavy mail bag during the next few
weeks, with the understanding that
news and views from Chronicle
readers may be freely used on this
Mrs. A.M. Menzies, Arts '16, writes a
letter to the editor which she states is not
for publication, but which contains some
suggesions that she would like passed on
to the incoming executive of the Alumni
Association. A summary of Mrs. Menzies'
suggestions follows:
That The Chronicle feature short articles
by U.B.C. professors and outstanding
Graduates, as well as letters from graduates
in distant places.
That Chronicle issues be confined to two
a year, spring and autumn, newspaper
coverage of university events filling in
the gaps.
That the qualifications of Norman
MacKenzie are those most suited to the
position of President of the University of
British Columbia.
That those who complain that the
university has had no endowments be not
unmindful of such gifts as that from the
women of B.C. to aid in the establishment
of a Home Economics course, and that from
Dr. A.S. Munroe to further plans for a
Faculty of Medicine.
That any money that may be raised by
the efforts of the alumni be used to aid in
the establishment of such a faculty, and
that adequate publicity be given the project
to enlist the support of business men
throughout the province.
To The Editor:
I should like to congratulate you on the
July  issue   of  the  Graduate  Chronicle   in
which you dealt specifically with the needs
of the University. I think it is an admirable
number.  It is pleasant for me as a Faculty
member to think that we already have in
such   a   young   University   as  this  a   very
active and vigorous Alumni Association.   I
hope you will keep up the good work.
Dept. of Philosophy
and Psychology, U. B. C.
October 12, 1943.
The following excerpts are from
interesting letters received by Ted Baynes,
from L. Charles L. Cotterall, 2nd. Squad.
22 Bomb. Group, South West Pacific area:
Flew over to Australia from Hamilton
Field last June. In September the squadron
moved into the jungles, 8 or 10 degrees
from equator, and built their own houses.
Damp climate, lots of bugs, and every
precaution must be taken against malaria.
Rains a great deal.
Natives are short, full bellied, very black,
and dye their hair. They don't sweat, but
we sure do!
Many interesting things sincel last wrote.
I have experienced ack-ack, which is too
accurate, let me say, and air raids.
Funny feeling during air raids—bombs
dropping around. Natives always walking
in a line, never in pairs, sing and laugh.
Missionaries have taught them to speak
Again several missions over the Japs,
and a few air raids.
The natives are just like children. The
Aussies hire them to the U. S. army for
about 2 shillings a week plus beads and
trinkets. The natives buy wives for about
52 shillings.
To The Editor:
I wish to thank you for placing us on your
mailing list for the Graduate Chronicle. A
copy of your last issue was received Usl
week. We have placed your Association on
our permanent mailing list to receive the
Green and White. This magazine is issued
semi-annually about June 30th and December 31st.
I think that a great deal of benefit is to
be  derived from the exchange of publications among the Alumni associations of the
country,   and  we  are  very happy  to have
been  able to make this arrangement with
the University of B. C. Alumni Association.
Yours very tru'y,
President   Saskatchewan
Alumni Association.
November 30, 1943
To The Editor:
The Provincial Government is calling for
tenders, January 5, 1944, for extensive
alterations to the Mental Hospital, at New
This work will cost in the neighborhood
of $250,000.
It seems strange indeed that our
university has to be restricted due to lack
of accommodation, and that there are no
dormitories and no immediate possibility of
obtaining dormitories, which could be
of a cheaper frame constructon, and yet our
Provincial Government can spend a quarter
million dollars on alterations to an already
large institution to take care of our mental
Perhaps if education was given its proper
place in this province, we would not be in
need of such large and elaborate mental
To The Editor:
In looking over the October, 1943, issue
of the Graduate Chronicle which was
mailed to my son, R.J.C. Jarvis, I note
that you include in your casualty list
EDWARDS, John Hamilton, Sergt., R.C.A.F.,
missing  on  Active  Service.
I am most happy to inform you that this
lad, who is a Cranbrook boy and a friend
of my son, has now been officially reported
a prisoner of War in Germany.
No doubt you will be pleased to obtain
this correction.
Cranbrook, B. C.
November 4, 1943.
Tc The Editor:
I am anxious to secure an extra copy of
Introductory Geology b y Prisson and
Schubert as used in Geology I courses
about 10 years ago.
I have one copy but need another for
cutting and mounting for grade nine
geology course epidiascope slides.
I am willing to pay for such a copy and
will gladly pay postage to Victoria. Book
need not be in first class condition, as many
pages will be removed in making slides.
A note in the Graduate Chronicle will
bring the results, I am certain.
1619 Camosun St.,
Victoria, B. C.
November 20, 1943.
To The Editor:
I have just heard that a U.B.C. Graduate
Chronicle came out a few weeks ago: and
I failed to receive a copy.
After taking out a Life Membership this
gripes me. As you will recall I had trouble
once before when I was a paid-up annual
I am particularly interested in the
question of a U.B.C. president and hate
to be left off. I wonder if you could see
what has gone wrong and see whether
some "efficiency" system could be worked
out so the mailing list will be kept straight.
All goes well here, busy as heck, year
in year out.
The skies look brighter and I hope the
end is not too far off. One sometimes
wonders if the war will ever end.
Cheerio and best luck,
107   Cartier   St.,
Arvida, Quebec
To The Editor:
It is a pleasure to acknowledge your letter
of November 24 and the issue of the
"Graduate Chronicle" which arrived under
separate cover. We were, pleased to receive
your magazine and we read it with great
As requested, we are placing you on our
exchange list, and wet. hope to receive your
publication regularly.
Wishing you every success, we are,
Yours very truly,
H. J. Hamilton,
The General Alumni Assoc.,
Queen's University
December 1, 1943.
A recent edition of Toronto Saturday
Night features as its Name in the News
James Alexander Gibson, Ph. D., B. C.
Rhodes scholar of 1931, who is making
Ottawa sit up and listen to what he; has to
say from platforms on which he guides
youth and adult groups in civic consciousness. Dr. Gibson's official position in the
Prime Minister W.L. Mackenzie King.
As chairman of the Public Affairs
Committee of the Y.M.C.A. in Ottawa, Dr.
Gibson made a name for himself as a
lecturer and diuctor of public discussion.
The chairmanship of the Public Affairs
Committee of Ottawa, upon its formation
in 1942, followed in natural sequence, and
is bringing fresh laurels to the crown of the
former U.B.C. debater and Players' Club
member, who, acording to his eastern
biographer "was educated in the free ways
of our West, and now has come back to us,
a brilliant, vigorous minded Westerner, an
adult "pudding stick" to stir up the once
settled Ottawa."
Among U.B.C. graduates recently
in the news is Margaret Kerr, department of Nursing, who has been
appointed editor and business manager of the "Canadian Nurse," with
headquarters in Montreal. Miss Kerr,
who succeeds Miss Ethel Johns in
this position, will take over her new
duties early next summer. She holds
the degree of B.Sc. (N.) from U.B.C.
If you would like to lunch with
a friendly crowd of Alums remember
this time and place every Wednesday.
Join us next week and have some
Graduate Studies
Important Phase
Of Modern War
Research in behaviour under combat, one
of the most important phases of split-second
modern warfare, is the work of Lieut.
Frampton B. Price, B.A. '37, chief USNR
Psychologist on the Western Sea Frontier,
who this summer, accompanied by his wife,
returned to Vancouver on leave to visit
his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey Price,
4678 West Fourth.
Now working extramurally for his Ph. D.
degree—for which he has passed all
examinations and has only his thesis to
complete—Lieut. Price is at present
collecting secret data for the Psychological
Research Section of the Bureau of Medicine
and  Surgery, Washington,  D.  C.
He has also done technical research for
a proposed picture on "War Weary Pilots"
for Columbia studios.
Case histories of psycho-therapeutic
treatment of pilots who retain fear of
water, fear of certain types of aircraft, or
severe neuroses, are only part of Lieut.
Price's work. He also advises on new
methods of air cadet instruction, prevention
of air sickness, and prevention of
acrophobia   (fear of height).
Selection of pilots is of vital importance
to the U.S. Government, for, as Lieut.
Price says, "every pilot unsuitable to
flying costs the government from $10,000
to $20,000 in training, let alone damage and
loss of life m ~tc: Itnn
While at U.B.C.,Lieut. Price worked under
Dr. Joseph E. Morsh, Department of
Philosophy and Psychology. He belonged
to the Delta Upsilon fraternity, The Big
Block club, and took two years post
graduate work in psychology under Dr.
Marsh,   working   at   the   same   time   as   a
conductor for the B.C. Electric.
In 1939 he went to the University of
California, Los Angeles, to work under Dr.
K.   Dunlap   on   tests,   measurements,   and
remedial voice studies. He received a $2000
graduate teaching fellowship and for a
year was on the teaching staff there. At
that time he became a member of the Psi
Chi and Sigma Xi honorary graduate
He was appointed officer in charge of
psychological testing at the U.S. Naval
Base at Long Beach in 1941, the third
psychologist appointed by the U.S. Navy.
At Pasadena in 1942 he married Miss
Delle Smith, B.A. '39, former president of
Alpha Gamma Delta at U.B.C, member of
the teaching staff of Vancouver Junior
High School.
Lieut, and Mrs. Price reside at present in
Berkley, California.
Page 5
Financial Statement 1942-1943
151 Annual  Dues,  1942-43  $151.00
2 Annual Dues, 1943-44     2.00
5 Annual Dues, 1942-43, from branches      3.75
40 Life Memberships  400.00
Re-Union Dance:
Receipts  724.00
Expenses 480.69
Convocation Dance:
Receipts   227.00
Expenses  182.25
Players Club Play:
Receipts     228.84
Expenses         9.00
Total Receipts 	
Chronicle, Printing and Mailing  *	
Graduate Ubyssey 	
Secretarial & Office Expense 	
Executive Meetings  ,	
Annual Meeting:
Expense       99.53
Receipts    68.75
Postage & Exchange 	
American Alumni Council:
Membership & Expense	
Alumni Players Club:
Net Proceeds from Play   219.84
Donation    25.00
Mailing List Revision & Expense 	
Transfer to Savings Account:
1941-42—38 Life Members @ $5.00   190.00
1942-43—JO Life Members @ $5.00   200.00
Total Disbursements  _.
Excess Disbursements over Receipts	
Bank Balance October 1942 	
Bank Balance October 1943 	
Balance October 25, 1942 	
Plus  Receipts:
Bank Interest           26
Bond  Interest       15.00
Transfer from Current Account   390.00
Less—Bank Charges  '■
Balance   October 18, 1943 	
$  556.73
$ 573.56
$ 113.88
$    54.20
$ 459.46
$  458.96
From the above Balance we have recently purchased $400 in
Victory Bonds which will leave us with a balance of $58.96 in
our Savings Account. We therefore now hold $900 in Government
I have examined the accounts of the Alumni Association of
the University of British Columbia for the period Oct. 24, 1942
to October 18, 1943. In my opinion the attached statement of
Receipts and Disbursements is properly drawn up so as to exhibit a true and correct view of the transactions of the Association,
according to the explanations given to me and as shown by the
books of the Association.
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Recognizing the urgent need for nurses of
executive capacity for the war and the
period of rehabilitation, the Alpha Phi International Fraternity has established
scholarships in the two graduate schools
of nursing at Yale University and Western
Reserve University for study in the basic
program of nursing which leads to an M.A.
Seven holders of these scholarships are
now enrolled in these two nursing schools
and it is expected that a like number will
be appointed during the current college year.
Applicants must be holders of bachelor
degrees or be members of the senior class
v/ith early graduation in prospect. Final
acceptance rests with the deans of the
respective nursing schools.
Full information in regard to these
scholarships may be had by writing to
the Secretary, the Alpha Phi International Fraternity, 3310 Eaton Tower,
Detroit 26, Michigan.
(This notice is printed at the request of
ALICE L. WRIGHT, R.N., Registrar for
Registered Nurses Association of B.C.)
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It is hoped that out-of-town grads
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This year the costs of publishing
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born largely by donations from a
few conscientious individuals. This
well of good fortune soon runs dry.
See the treasurer's annual statement
elsewhere in this issue.
Neither is it possible to pay this
cost from the $1.00 per year association membership fee. Nor could the
$10.00 life membership fee be expected to pay such costs for an
extended period of twenty to forty
years. The membership fee must
cover many other necessary costs of
administration besides publication of
a periodical. Alumni of University of
Toronto pay a total of 3.00 per year
Eor Federation fees and subscription
to an Alumni monthly.
Advertising revenue alone will not
sustain the publication unless it
contains mostly advertising. That
is not desireable or in the best interests of the association. Neither
have the executive, who are holding
office without compensation, the time
at their dosposal to handle the business details of advertising sales, etc.
It has been proved that in service
to the University there is a definite
need for an Alumni periodical, and
as the University and graduate body
increase in size this need will also
increase. Many favorable comments
on recent issues support the executive policy that the Chronicle should
continue and be expanded to, say,
eight issues a year.
This desire was also expressed at
the annual meeting when a motion
to inaugurate a two-dollar yearly
subscription rate was passed.
Accordingly arrangements are
being made for continuous publication of the Chronicle on this basis
starting with the new year.
An editorial board has been
organized and a comprehensive progressive policy will be established.
It would appear that the financial
strength of the association will only
permit the circulation of one issue
per year to paid up yearly and life
members. This issue would give the
annual report to its members of
activities of the association.
It is also hoped that arrangements
can be found to send some issues to
graduates serving overseas in the
active forces, so that they may be
posted on the happenings at their
Please make cheques payable to "The Graduate Chronicle" and
send with the following slip:
The Editor
The Graduate Chronicle
University of B.C.
Vancouver, B.C.
Enclosed please find my cheque for $2.00 to cover one year's
subscription, from date, to the Graduate Chronicle to be sent to the
address below:
Date 19	
Page 7
The twenty-sixth Annual Meeting of the
Alumni Association of the University of
British Columbia was held in the Georgian
Room of the Hudson's Bay Co. on October
29th, 1943 at 6:15 p.m.
The President, Mr. Bruce Robinson,
presided at the meeting which was attended
by some forty-five members of the
1. The President opened the meeting and
members from classes ranging froms Arts
'22 to Science '45 introduced themeslves.
3. The President introduced the guest
speaker, Prof. G. A. Drummond, who
reviewed the economic philosophy of the
last two centuries in his discussion of "A
Framework for the Future''. He indicated
various economic theories in the world today
that represent a reaction to the traditional
utilitarian theory of the nineteenth century.
Graduates he said, should take a deeper
interest in the social problems of today and
a serious part in the plans being made. The
education of our youth in Canada as a whole
is a matter of major importance.
4. The minutes of the previous meeting
were read. Moved by Miss Mary Fallis and
seconded by Mr. Ron Andrews that the
minutes be adopted as read.—CARRIED.
5. The President introduced the President
of the Student's Council, Mr. Bob Whyte, and
the Junior Member, Mr. Dick Bibbs, who
outlined the Homecoming Program and extended to the members of the Alumni
6. The President called on Flight-Lieutenant James Sinclair, M.L.A., recently
returned from the Middle East, to speak to
the members.
7. The Treasurer explained the statement
of accounts of the Association as printed
and distributed to the members. Moved by
the Treasurer and seconded by Mr. T.
Campbell that the Treasurer's report be
adopted as read.—CARRIED.
8. The President called on Mr. Ted Baynes
to outline plans for creating a War Memorial
Bursary Fund.
9. The President reported that the
Association had forwarded a letter to the
Minister of Education strongly urging the
establishment of a Department of Physical
Education at the University. Mr. Fred
Bolton, Alumni representative on the
University Athletic Council, explained the
position of the Alumni.
10. The President reported that the Public
Relations Committee of the University had
been called together and would be prepared
to take action shortly.
11. The President presented a report on
the activities of the Association during the
year. (Published in the October issue of the
Graduate Chronicle).
12. Mr. Tom Campbell, Chairman of the
Nominations Committee, presented the
following slate of officers for the consideration of the meeting:
Honorary President Dr. L. S. Klinck
President Mr. BVuce A. Robinson
1st Vice-President   Mr. G. E. Baynes
2nd Vice-President Miss Mary Fallis
3rd Vice-President  _... Dr. J. C. Berry
Treasurer   Mr. Perry Brissenden
Secretary  _  Miss Pat Kenmuir
Assistant Secretary Miss Mary Mulvin
Recording Secretary Miss Margaret Morrison
Editor of Publications Miss Ruth Wilson
Member of Graduating
Class '43 : Mr. Willian Smith
Members at Large  Mr. Cam Duncan
Mr. Jordan Guy
Mr. Willian Thompson
Moved by Mr. Art Lord and seconded by
Dr. Blyth Eagles that the report be adopted.
13. It was moved by Mr. A. T. Campbell
and seconded by Mr. Jordan Guy that the
Executive be given full power to negotiate
for and enter into a contract with a
publishing company for the 'publication of
the Chronicle at an annual subscription rate
not exceeding $2.00.—CARRIED.
14. Recommendations from the President's
Annual Report concerning the raising of
Annual fees and the establishment of an
Alumni Office were discussed. It was moved
by Mr. Art Lord and seconded by Mr. Walter
Lind that these matter be referred back to
the Executive and that a further report be
made to the Association at a later date.
15. Moved by Mr. Ron Andrews and
seconded by Mr. Ted Baynes that the
meeting adjourn.
Mary Fallis, Acting Secretary,
B. A. Robinson, President.
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