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The Grapvate Chronicle LETTERS
China Inland Mission,
Maliping, Luku P.O.,
West Yunnan, China,
Dear Friends,
I guess it is high time I was reporting that my
address has been changed for some years now. It
is as above.
I am not sending in my ballot papers because
they would arrive too late, and also being so far
from you all I am hardly qualified to judge in such
matters. But I like to get reports from you, and
thank you very much for faithfully mailing in all
such.
When I was home on my last furlough I wrote
a book on our missionary work here. It is entitled,
"Nests Above the Abyss" and is published by the
China Inland Mission from whom it can be obtained.
It was published in 1947.
Marjorie Agnew is in my year, and if she is anywhere around when this reaches the office, I would
like to send her my warm greetings.
We are working on the China-Burma border
among the Lisu tribes people and at the present
moment are holding a three-months Bible School.
It is very thrilling work. One of our present students
comes from Nepal! And one or more others from
west of the Irriwady River in Upper Burmah. I
have two children (I forget whether such data is
interesting to you or not?) One is a daughter,
Kathryn, who is entering Wheaton College this fall.
The other is a five-year-old son, Danny, who is here
with me.
Warm greetings to all my old friends.
Yours sincerely,
(Mrs.) Isobel S. Miller Kuhn.
Arts '22.
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The Editor,
May I use the wide and valuable facilities of
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Association my grateful thanks for their energetic
and effective support in electing me to the Senate
of our University. I appreciate most deeply the
honour bestowed and the responsibility given. It
will be a great pleasure to do my best for the University and the Alumni in whatever way I can serve
them- Sincerely yours,
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The Graduate Chronicle The
GRADUATE CHRONICLE
Published by the Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Ormonde J. Hall, B.Comm., LL.B.
Associate Editor:
Mary M. Fallis, M.A.
Alumni Association Executive
President Richard Bibbs, B.A.Sc.
First Vice-President....Winston Shilvock, B.Comm., B.A.
Secretary-Manager Frank Turner, B.Comm., B.A.
Treasurer Jack Stevenson, B.Comm.,   B.A.
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VOLUME 2, NUMBER 3
OCTOBER,  1948
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Articles— Page
DR. W. KAYE LAMB   10,  11
ON THE SKELETON COAST   13
HOMECOMING NO PLACE FOR OLD GRAD  25
GRADUATE SCHOOL     27
Features—
SPEAKING   EDITORIALLY      17
PERSONALITIES           18,  19
JABEZ         20
SPORT                                                                                       32, 33
WOMEN     32
Published in Vancouver, British Columbia, and authorized as
second class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa,
HOMECOMNG issue
COVER PICTURE
Oct. 30 is Homecoming and once again the feature
of that day will be the American Football game in the
Stadium. This season U.B.C. Thunderbirds play College
of Idaho in the Homecoming match at the Stadium.
Pictured on the cover is a shot of the Varsity centre
about to get away a snap pass to a teammate superimposed on a background of a section of this year's
opening day crowd at the Stadium. If the spectators
appear a little glum in the picture, they have good cause
to be. That day the Thunderbirds opened their season by
taking  a 40-0  drubbing  from  College  of  Puget  Sound.
4?04 t/te Record. . .
Homecoming is a special event for Grads this
year because besides all the regular and nostalgic
sights the undergraduates of another year will see,
there will also be new permanent buildings for them
to gaze at . . . the first permanent buildings erected
on the campus in over twentv years . . . take a look
at the editorial on Page 17 . . . then when you're on
the campus (hiring- Homecoming look at the new
Applied Science building and the almost a year-old
Physics building and then write the Chronicle what
vou think . .  . we welcome vour letters. . . .
The best man in his own line is what people say
about Dr. Kaye Lamb, U.B.C.'s librarian. . . . Most
grads will remember John Ridington, who had a
longer tenure at Varsity than Dr. Lamb, but those
who met the latter gentleman will not be surprised
at his new appointment chronicled for the Chronicle
by Province newsman Norm Hacking. . . .
If you like a touch of the mysterious in your
literature, read the adventures of Brit Brock on the
Skeleton Coast appearing all this issue on Page 15
. . . the editors almost decided to run this bit as a
"continued next week effort" . . . but figured life
was tough enough as it was and that most of us had
had enough suspense reading the "Steel Mirror" in
the Sat. Eve. Post. ...
Last May, Editor Ormy Hall wrapped up four
issues of the Chronicle, gave them to his stenographer to mail to the Alumni magazine contest held
during the American Alumni Conference in the
eastern United States, and made what he thought
was a safe bet. . . . He promised he he'd take her to
lunch if the Chronicle "won anything'' ... a surprised editor r>aid oil when he was informed that
the Chronicle had won first prize for editorial opinion, defeating 143 Yankee College magazines in the
process. . . . Remember the Graduate Chronicle is
published by the U.B.C. Alumni Association . . .
be a friend . . . support the Association.
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The Graduate Chronicle HOMECOMING - - -
Like Barnum and Bailey's circus, this year's
University of B. C. homecoming is going to be bigger and better than ever.
Besides the usual football games, dances, teas
and class reunions, there will be more side attractions than a skid-way can offer. Halfway through
the football game a real, genuine, handcarved Indian
Totem pole will be presented to the University by
a real, live Indian Chief. And more than that the
Thunderbird Princess will kick-off the first football
to open the big game.
Also on schedule for the football game is the
showing of the University pipe-band — 30 kilted
"Heilanders" complete in the University tartan.
At night a basketball game in the gym will be
followed by a Dance in the Armouries that will have
as an added feature a floor show at 11 p.m.
All this and much more for Homecoming—the
one day a year that the University of B. C. is turned
over to it original owners—THE OLD GRADS.
Following is the programme for Homecoming
subject to further details, etc. This year Homecoming is in charge of Junior Member Ian Mackenzie,
with an Advisory Committee consisting of Mackenzie as Chairman, Prof. Geoff Andrews, W.U.S.
President Helen Lindsay, Alumni Secretary-Manager Frank J. E. Turner, U.B.C. Information Officer Ernie Perrault, Ubyssey Editor-in-Chief Ron
Haggart, Graduate Manager of Athletics Ole
Bakken, A.M.S. President Dave Brousson, Radio
Society President George Barnes, and M.A.D. President Bud Spiers.
October 30th
Program
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27—12:30
THURSDAY,    OCT. 28— 7:00
Pep Meet
Convocation
Library Wing Opened  ]
Museum Opened \ in Library
Art Gallery j
Big Block Smoker
Alumnae Big Block Reception
FRIDAY, OCT.
SATURDAY,    OCT.
29—Brock Lounge Open All Day for Alums.
30—12:00 Tables in Caf. for Big Blocks
2:00 Idaho vs. Thunderbirds in Stadium
5:00 Class of '28 Reunion at Prof. Soward's.
7:00 Alumni vs. Thunderbirds in Gym.
8:00 Potlach in Auditorium
9:00 Dance in Armouries.
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October, 1948
Page 9 Dr.      WILL
By NORMAN HACK TNG
One of the last official acts of Prime Minister
Mackenzie King was to announce the appointment
of the new Dominion Archivist, U.B.C.'s energetic
and scholarly librarian, Dr. William Kaye Lamb.
To those who know him, and few U.B.C. graduates in the last 25 years have failed to know him,
the appointment is fitting recognition of the best
available man in Canada for the post.
To Kaye himself, the move to Ottawa will be a
wrench, for his heart is in British Columbia and in
the U.B.C, and he goes East only because there is
a big job to be done for Canada.
APPOINTED
As an honors graduate and scholarship winner
at U.B.C, provincial archivist at Victoria for six
years, and U.B.C librarian since 1940, Kaye Lamb
has shown an infinite capacity for hard work, combined with a zestful joy in his job and in his hobbies.
His historical research, particularly in the field
of early British Columbia history, has been enormous, yet he is no dry-as-dust researcher into the
dim past.
He digs into an historical project with all the
zeal of a detective. This summer, when he was in
London, he found time in the midst of a heavy program of official duties, to delve happily in the treasure-house of the.Hudson's Bay achives. He was
seeking specific information, but at the same time
he took copious notes on other projects dear to his
heart, and managed to unearth some of the original
log books of the old steamer Beaver.
His asquisitive sense was developed early. As a
boy on a farm in Cloverdale he was the despair of
his mother, because he was always cluttering up the
house with mases of books and papers, odd items
about early British Columbia history, and particularly information regarding ships.
SHIPS HIS HOBBY
Love for ships is Kaye Lamb's greatest hobby.
As a boy he saved up his pennies to buy a copy of
Lloyd's Register, so he could pore over the details
of the great ships of the world.
Perhaps the greatest thrill in his life was when
the weighty tome arrived from London, with his
name embossed on the cover in gold leaf. Certainly
never before or since has any farm boy in Cloverdale
shown such an avid interest in maritime matters.
He has never ceased his studies in nautical research. His history of the Canadian Pacific 'Empresses' is the most authoritative work on the subject available. He subscribes to learned shipping
journals. He loves nothing better than to talk to
salty old sea captains. When in London, his first
spare moments took him to the London docks. Even
on the banks of the Ottawa River, he can be counted
upon to keep up his avid, if vicarious interest in the
sea and ships.
It was not an accident that Kaye Lamb became
an historian. It was in his blood. But he might have
been a sea captain, or an economist, or a playwright.
His interests are wide enough to include any of
these fields.
Perhaps it was a whopping big mark in History
I that settled his career for him.
Plis professors persuaded him to take history
honors and he graduated at the head of the list.
From his high school days in New Westminster, he
had always captured all scholastic honors in sight.
This has since become a habit with him.
Page 10
The Graduate Chronicle I A M
KAYE
LAMB
DOMINION     ARCHIVIST
His university life at U.B.C. was not entirely
devoted to swatting. He was interested in the
Pla vers' Club and found time to write a prize-
winning one-act play that was produced on the
University stage.
His papers before the Letters Club were acclaimed as being among the best of their kind. He
took a keen interest in economics, and was active in
social affairs. He made a host of friends, and he
still has them.
SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Upon graduation he was awarded the Nichol
Scholarship, which gave him three years of study
at the Paris Sorbonne under Professor Andre
Siegried. He utilized his opportunity to study
French history and browse in the Bibliotheque
Nationale.
He returned to U.B.C. and graduated with his
ALA. degree in 1930. So excellent was his thesis on
the genesis of the British Labour Party, he went to
Pngland to continue further study in the field at the
Universitv of London.
There he studied under Professor Harold Laski,
spent happy years of research in the British
Museum, Cambridge University Library and
Bishop's Gate Institute.
His completed history of the British Labour
Party won him the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
from the University of London.
Dr. Lamb returned to the University of B.C. for
a short spell of teaching in the history department,
and then in 1934 he was appointed Provincial Librarian and Archivist.
I le entered into the work at Victoria with typical
zest, reorganized the provincial library, founded the
British Columbia Historical Quarterly, which he
also edited, wrote innumerable historical papers for
the Royal Society of Canada and other learned
bodies, and found time to marrv his old U.B.C.
classmate. Wessie Tipping, who is also a doctor of
philosophv.
As if books, music, history and ships were not
enough to take up all his interests, Kaye embarked
on fatherhood, and his young daughter Flizabeth,
like both her parents, is also a "going concern."
In 1940 L>r. Lamb succeeded the redoubtable
John Ridington as  L'niversity of  B.C.  librarian.
Since then he has been up to his neck in work,
and has enjoyed every minute of it. The postwar
increase in university enrollment was a terrific
headache, but Kaye tackled the problem of librarv
accommodation with all the zest of which he is
capable.
A tribute from Dr. Norman MacKenzie vouches
for his success in the post.
"Dr. Lamb is an exceptionally able person, perhaps the best librarian in Canada," Dr. MacKenzie
said, when his new appointment was announced.
"He will be almost impossible to replace. Largely
through his efforts the new enlarged library building is prepared to be opened this month."
Kaye Lamb's next ambition is the creation of a
great National Library for Canada. If anybody can
do it, he will.
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The Graduate Chronicle ON   THE   SKELETON   COAST
Dr. Brit Brock (Science '26) recently made a
geological trip to the Kaokoveld, one of the lest
known parts of the world outside Antarctica. This
strip of the southwest African coast, lying roughly
between Walvis Bay in the south and the Angola
border on the north, consists of about 400 miles of
desert and is known as the Skeleton Coast for obvious reasons; shipwrecked men and explorers don't
stand much chance there. We wish we had space to
quote in full a long letter he wrote about it to a
Vancouver friend, but must content ourselves with
a few extracts:
"You'd have thought my spell in the Persian
Gulf would have satisfied my lust for desert country,
but here I am in the most complete desert in the
world and loving it. The rainfall is less than an
inch a year, and sometimes nil. The south wind has
an Antarctic nip in it, as has the Benguella current
which roars by at about four knots. The fog blows
in daily on a high wind which cuts to the bone. I
have all my North Atlantic clothes with me, including my British-warm bridgecoat and a sheepskin
jacket, and I am glad of them. You would never
guess we were well inside the tropics.
"It is the wildest kind of wold country, supporting very little life. The desert is completer than
the Arabian or the Persian ... I suppose because of
the drifting sand. Nothing can get a toehold. There
are dry rivers entering the sea at irregular intervals
averaging about 40 miles. Most of them yield water
if you dig for it; usually it is very brackish, sometimes undrinkable. There are a few, very few, permanent water-holes.
400-FEET SAND DUNE
"The coastal belt is hemmed in by a sand dune
wall, an impressive wall indeed, 400 feet high and
in one place 25 miles wide. Nobody crosses it very
much.    It is something even to see across it.
"The Kaokoveld is closed to ordinary mortals,
because of our concession "(mining)" ostensibly,
but really it is to save the government the bother
of sending out rescue parties after stranded tyros.
They had some of that during the war when there
were shipwrecks. Normally this coast is given a
wide berth by navigators. The "Dunedin Star"
beached herself after being holed, and one rescue
party after another came to grief in the loose sand,
in a most pathetic way. Our blokes are up against
these conditions every day of their lives. Getting
stuck in the sand is a routine matter and getting out
again equally routine. As far as I know we are the
only people who have not a horror of driving in
sand. The government folk and the transport outfits regard the sand hazard with mortal terror. They
carry conveyor belting or wire gauze which reduce
their carrying capacity to almost nil, and having got
out of their difficulties they turn around and go
home. We on the other hand go on through.
Ninety miles a day is pretty good going. The river
mouths are the worst. They sometimes take hours
to cross. At one place we took to the tidal beach
where the big- dunes came down to high water. This
is all right on an ebb tide but even so it is apt to be
hair-raising with such a surf as there always is on
this bare coast. And then sand cliffs come down to
prevent your getting off the beach in case of need.
When all goes well it is nothing. It is when the
lorry konks on the beach that it is apt to be worrying. We had quite a stretch of coast along which
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Page 13 ALUMNI    ASSOCIATION    FUND    NEWS
November 18th—the date of the Annual General
Meeting of the Alumni Association this year —
should be a memorable date in the history of U.B.C.
Alumni growth and expansion.
On that day, Alumni will be asked to give finial
approval to actual establishment of the "Alumni
U.B.C. Development Fund." Association members
have already given approval of the Fund plan at a
Special General Meeting in the Spring.
In order to satisfy every requirement of the
Income Tax Department as well as answer questions of control and adequate Alumni financial provisions (the queries being those made at the aforementioned Spring meeting) it will be necessary to
incorporate a separate Society and to enter into an
agreement with that Society. All needed revisions
to the Association Constitution and By-laws, as
well as he various other details inherent in the
problem' are now prepared for presentation.
Devoid of legal language, the acceptance of the
recommendations and amendments would permit
immediate participation by Alumni in an annual
giving program and with final control resting with
Association members. All contributions would be
income tax exempt and minimum donations would
qualify donors for membership in the Association.
Power would be retained, in the process, to collect
fees if such be desired.
All active members will be circularized prior to
the Annual General Meeting on November 18th,
with regard to the Amendments to the Association
By-laws and Constitution and the proposed Agreement between the new Society (consisting of only
the five Trustees of the Fund) and the Alumni Association.
UNIVERSITY CLUB
An "Exploration Committee" was established
by representative persons who attended an informal
meeting called to discuss the possibilities of reviving
a University Club in Vancouver. The Committee
was empowered to investigate costs of operation and
general organization of similar Clubs now in existence.
Individuals present on the occasion of this preliminary and enthusiastic meeting represented various Canadian Universities, some of whom had been
executive members of the original University Club
which had started in Vancouver in 1911, and which
had continued to operate for some twenty years.
It was further stated that pertinent information
would be welcomed and should be sent to the U.B.C.
Alumni Secretary-Manager.
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The Graduate Chronicle GRADUATE   CHRONICLE   WINS   TOP   AWARD
IN    AMERICAN    ALUMNI    COMPETITION
Editor Ormonde J. Hall is shown above receiving an award by the American Alumni Association from
R. Brondson Harris, alumni director of University of Washington. The Chronicle placed first in the
annual competition among 143 American and Canadian Alumni Magazines for editorial achievement.
Scholarship Fund Set Up at 1948 Summer Session
Highlight of the 1948 Summer Session at U.B.C.
was the estalishment of a Scholarship Fund and a
Loan Fund, according to Alumnus Doug Chamberlain, retiring President of the Summer Session Students' Association and Principal of Rossland Junior
and Senior High Schools.
The most recent scholarship received, and one
which is unique in that it is offered to Summer Sessions students only, came from the Sir Charles
Tupper Chapter. I.O.D.E. This brings the total
scholarships available to four.
In addition to the scholarships, students may obtain loans from the Loan Fund—interest free for
three years.
During the recent Chamberlain administration,
live noon-hour recitals were held, and a series of lectures given as part of a varied extra-curricular program. This summer's sixteen hundred students also
participated in a number of sports events as well as
staging a successful and traditional dinner dance.
The retiring President, who was given an Honorary Fife Membership in the Alumni Association
in 1947 in recognition of his persistent pursuit of
higher learning (he had attended 13 Summer Sessions at that time), is also the geographic representative of the B.C. Teachers' Federation for the Koo-
tenay-West District. He has been succeeded as
Summer Session President by Stan Heywood, the
present President of the U.B.C. Teachers' Association.
Other officers and members of the Executive are:
Vic Montaldi (1st Vice-President) of Burns Lake,
George Hurley (2nd Vice-President) of Lillooet,
hardworking Don Smith (Secretary of Victoria,
Miss Gladys Owen (Treasurer) of Vancouver, Miss
K. McNaughton (Social Convenor) of Vancouver,
Al Goldsmith (Sports Convenor) of Vancouver,
G. Clarke (Resolutions) of Penticton, A. Bellamore,
Golden, Miss M. McDonald of San Francisco, W.
Fromson of Trail, Bill McNab of Vancouver, F.
Parsons of Nelson, and Joe Phillipson of Williams
Lake.
October, 1948
Page 15 NEWS
C. W. Oates New Canadian
Teachers9 Federation
President
Cresswell J. Oates,
member of the city
schools' staff for 15
years, and past president of B.C. Teachers' Federation, is
new president of the
Canadian Teachers'
Federation, elected
by acclamation u
the annual meetim.1
in Ottawa.
He is a member "i
Lord Byng H i ^ h
School staff aii'1
formerly taught .u
Van Home, Temph
ton Junior High am'
King Edward High
schools.
He served as a B.C. delegate to the Canadian
body for three years and was vice-president last
year.
Mr. Oates received his B.A. and M.A. degrees at
U.B.C, studying English, Latin, History and Education.
During his association with Canadian Teachers'
Federation he has been a member of several committees and an ardent campaigner for Federal school
aid.
T. M. Chalmers, vice-principal of Gilmore
Avenue School in Burnaby, and president of B.C.
Teachers' Federation, was made a member of the
Board of Directors.
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E. Barber, '37, who is aided by advertising manager
Cecil Hacker, '33, has won the Mason Trophy, symbolic of leadership among Canadian weekly newspapers with circulation over 2,000.
The "Progress" also won the Amherstburg Echo
Shield awarded for the newspaper having the best
front page in its circulation group.
Barber and Hacker, along with D'Arcy Baldwin,
own the "Progress," which has a circulation of
4,300. Their achievement is doubly significant in
that many of the newspapers in their group have
circulations of from 8,000 to 10,000.
Editor Barber flew to the newspaper convention
at Niagara Falls to receive the award.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Morrison (Pat Murphy) and
their daughter Marion, are now living at Pine Falls,
Manitoba, where Jack has a new position with the
research and development division of the Abitibi
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COLLEGE ARCHITECTURE
The determination of a precise contemporary
architectural style for new college buildings is one
of the most pressing problems facing the University
of British Columbia.
Like most universities on this continent, the
University of B. C. was originally designed in that
period extending from the middle of the 19th century until just after the first great war and it is recognized by even the least critical of us, that that
period was one of the most uninspired stretches in
the history of the human race and almost barren of
artistic and cultural achievement.
Architects of that era, devoid of new ideas of
their own, borrowed copiously from other great periods for their designs and University architecture
largely fell into the Gothic or Classical mould.
Further complicating the problem, the achitects
tied their campi to a "master plan," commonly
known as the "grand composition" and thereby attempted to corset the pulsating body of an unpredictable living creature within massive frames of
stone and architectural fetters, thus imposing on
future generations whatever ideal of form mig^ht be
fashionable in their day.
What these architects failed to see was that the
task to be performed in University buildings constantly changes, that teaching accommodation and
equipment required is influenced by the rapid developments of our technical age. They didn't realize
that no planned program for University building i^
possible which extends beyond five or ten years at
most.
These men didn't understand that it is not justifiable for moderns to build in the classical manner
just because, in the 17th and 18th century, man was
inspired by a dominating respect and love for the
Ancients, resulting in Renaissance, Georgian and
Colonial architecture. What was simple honesty in
the 18th century is insincerity in today's age of industrial production, research and social democracy.
CONTEMPORARY NEEDS
Universities of past centuries were built in the
Gothic and then in the Renaissance or Classic inspired traditions. The modern university designer
faced with the problem of expanding the facilities
of the university to meet the demands of increased
enrolment and to provide accomodation for machines and laboratories in the buildings housing the
new science of nuclear research, electronics and pre-
stressed structures, is in a dilemna. What shall he
do? Follow the established traditions and fashion
his buildings after the master plan which is obviously out of harmony with modern thinking and
modern equipment or make the clean break toward
what Dean Hudnut of Harvard calls "the advancement to principles of a new architecture in contemporary  techniques  of  planning  and  construction."
October,1948
ORMONDE
J. HALL
In other words, stripping from our buildings the
load of romance, ancient techniques, speculative esthetics and cant with which we have burdened them.
All too often the move has been toward retaining the outmoded form to make the new buildings
"match" the old, a superficial gesture which fools
no one but the architecturally naive.
At British Columbia a compromise was entered
into by the advocates adhering to the old tradition,
which in U.B.C.'s case is "Collegiate Gothic," itself
a mongrel, and the resurgent group which demands
that the buildings meet the requirements of the ever
progressive nature of the world, of a restricted
economy and of the ever changing university curriculum and teaching needs.
STRANGE CONTRASTS
The result is that the Library and the Chemistry
building, the only two permanent buildings until
recently, are in strange contrast to the new Physics
and Applied Science buildings.
The new buildings are internally more suited for
modern use and their external appearance strays
from the traditional Gothic to the extent that the
only ressemblance to the master style is an occasional formalistic distortion of the structure and a
trickle of medieval sauce spilled over their surfaces
to pay lip service to the original plan.
There are some who will say that this is a forward step, as a step away from the archaic construction of the Gothic-type Library and Chemistry
building. But the tragedy of those new buildings
lies not in the fact that they shed some of their medieval trappings but that they did not completely un-
encumber themselves.
Here was a glorious chance for the university to
sever cleanly and completely, connections with the
never-to-reoccur-again past. Here was the opportunity to lead the way to Dean Hudnut's "new
tradition."
In the middle ages, builders and designers were
handicapped by the limited choice and quantity of
materials, having principally only timber and stone
to work with. Why then should we in this modern
age when glass, plastic, steel, cement and hundreds
of other materials are available and actually used
in the buildings, limit ourselves to the styles that
make use of only medieval materials? Why didn't
Continued on Page 36
Page 17 PERSONALITIES
RUTH FLEISHMAN
Ruth Fleishman,
23-year-old U. B. C.
grad,   has   gained   a
position     that     will
bring  green   to   the j
eyes   of   her   former \
classmates. . . . Ruth ■
has    the   glamorous i
position of Secretary I
to publicity manager j
J. Arthur Rank film j
enterprises   in    Britain. . . . Daughter of j
lawyer A. H. Fleishman   of   Vancouver,
Ruth's job is to greet!
celebrities who visit |
the Rank offices. . .
Margaret Lockwood, j
James Mason, etc. .
(need   an   assistant, I
Miss  Fleishman?)
Maxine  McClung,
the freckled-faced, red-headed mannequin who is by
far and away the most successful of the young graduate fashion models in town, is off this month to San
Antonio, Texas, to take a course in modelling and
fashion design which she hopes will lead to a career
in New York. . . . Maxine, fashion consultant and
commentator for Spencers' the past year or so, had
planned to go straight to New York with friend
Marilyn (Tish) McLeod . . . but Marilyn this month
month got an offer to join the cast of "Oklahoma"
in Des Moines, Iowa, and reported immediately for
what looks like the first step in a successful dancing
career. . . .
Also heading for various parts of the United
States are Joy Coghill and Beverly Wilson, well
known for their performances in Players Club productions. . . . Joy will study drama at the Goodman
Memorial Theatre, Chicago, while Beverly is headed
for Yale and more drama work. . . . Jerry Stovin is
going back to his second year of drama at the Carnegie Institute while three aspiring authors, Paul
Wright, Robert Harlow and James Jackson will take
courses in the Writers' Workshop at the University
of Iowa. . . . Looks like Canadian Universities to
keep these young artists will have to develop their
artistic departments or young Canadian writers,
dancers and actors will drift with their Canadian
brother engineers and scientists to the more plentiful land to the south.
TRAVELLERS
Elizabeth Motherwell passed through Vancouver
during the summer enroute to her home in Calgary.
. . . Elizabeth, a U.B.C. and Havergal College, Toronto, graduate, will leave shortly for New York
from whence she will travel to visit relatives in
London, Edinburgh and Dublin before continuing
studies at London University.
Alf Allen (B.A.Sc. '39) and wife (nee June
Armour) were looking up old friends in Vancouver
on a vacation jaunt from the interior. . . . Alf's with
the Silver Giant Mines, Spillimachene (near Golden). They have one son, Paul . . . "already a great
track man," says Allen, Sr., former U.B.C. distance
runner. . . .
President Norman MacKenzie was just back
from England where he attended the sixth Congress
of the Universities of the Commonwealth at Oxford
. . . and declared that "Conditions in England appear
to be better than a year ago". . . . "Food is still
limited but the people are not so concerned about
the economic situation as before". . . . While in
England Dr. MacKenzie had the honorary degree
of Doctors of Laws conferred on him by Winston
Churchill at Bristol University. . . .
Fellow traveller Dr. G. M. Shrum of U.B.C.'s
Physics Department made a trip to Germany during
his jaunt overseas and came up with the remark on
his return that there is a general atmosphere of depression over the international situation on the
part of the German people. . . . "They are frightened
over the prospect of Russian occupation in the event
of war," he said. . . . Dr. Shrum noted that although
it will take at least 25 years to reconstruct some
parts of Germany . . . The people in the British zone
recently voted five million marks for a research in-
stitue at Groningen. . . . "It is significant to note
that this large sum of money will go to research in
fundamental and chemical principles, rather than
the more obvious and immediate problems of reconstruction," Dr. Shrum added.
APPOINTMENTS
Bill Sibley, '39, has been made professor and
head of the Dept. of Philosophy at the University of
Manitoba. . . . Bill and his wife (nee Margaret Jean
MacKenzie '39) are also the proud parents of a son,
Robert William, born April 19, 1948. . . .
Taking the place
of the familiar Angus..
MacLucas, who retired this spring as
Bursar, is Mr. R. M.
Bagshaw of V i c -
toria. . . . Mr. Bagshaw is a chartered
accountant and has
been with the University of B.C. since
1934.
Robert Keyserlingk has resigned as
managing director of
British United Press
in Canada to become
president and managing director of the
Campion Press Limited and president of
Palm Publishers
Press Services Ltd.
R. M. BAGSHAW
Page 18
The Graduate Chronicle PERSONALITIES
David B. Phillips has accepted a call from Wal-
mer Road Baptist Church in Toronto to become
director of Christian education. . . . He is a graduate
in Arts from U.B.C. and in Theology of McMaster
University. . . . He will join forces with another
U.B.C. grad, as the minister of the church he is
going to is also a B.C. man, Rev. C. Howard Bentall.
U.B.C. graduates pretty well have dominated
the Provincial Bureau of Economics and Statistics
. . . the new director of that body is 34-year-old
graduate Gilbert T. Hatcher who succeeds fellow
alumnus Neil Perry, recently gone to Ottawa. . . .
Assistant to Hatcher will be James E. Brown, also
of U.B.C. . . .
DEATHS
Denis Murphy, 40,
well known city lawyer and son of the
late Mr. Justice
Denis Murphy, died
suddenly in his office
last month. . . . Denis
Murphy was called
to the B.C. bar in
1933 after being educated at U.B.C. and
the Vancouver Law
Society School. . . .
He is survived, besides his widow and
small son, by his two
brothers, Brig. William Murphy, and
Paul D. Murphy,
both prominent barristers, and two sisters, Mrs. Sally
Creighton, wife of
U.B.C.   Professor   John
DENIS MURPHY
H. Creighton, and Mrs.
Douglas McFadven, all graduates of the University
of B.C.
Dr. James Grant Davidson, 72, an associate
professor in the U.B.C. Physics Department from
the University's inception in 1915 until his retirement, died recently in La Jolla, Cal., where he had
lived for the past six years. . . . As a scientist, he
contributed to the development of the Cotrell
method of smoke precipitation. . . . He was well
known in Vancouver and a member of the Canadian
Club and many scientific organizations. . . .
Douglas H. Bastin, brilliant radio expert, died at
the age of 29 in Montreal last month. . . . Bastin
solved many radio operating problems in Canada
and at the time of his death he was research engineer
specializing in acoustics for the C.B.C. in Montreal.
. . . He graduated from U.B.C. in 1942 and obtained
his masters degree at McGill in 1946. . . .
D. S. SMITH
D. S. Smith, engineering   graduate   of
U.B.C.    has    joined
the staff of the B.C.
Research Council as
plant operations sur- %
veyor. . . . Mr. Smith
has held posts  with
the    National    Re- '?'
search   Council   and
Northern    Electric ;-
Company Ltd. . . .
Professor Arthur §
Beattie '28, has been
promoted to chairman of foreign languages at University
of Idaho. . . . The
French Government
recently awarded
Professor Beattie the
"Palm Academiques"
with the rank of Officer d 'Academic. . . . Dr. Roy C.
Elsey, one of Canada's outstanding biologists and an
authority on shell fish has been elected a director of
B.C. Packers Ltd. . . . Fellow biologist Dr. D. B.
Quayle, U.B.C. grad with post graduate work at
Glasgow University after a war stretch with the
R.C.A.F., has been appointed by the Provincial Department of Fisheries to head a biological service
specializing in research into shell fish. . . .
VISITORS:
Mrs. J. W. Arbuckle (nee Bobby Boultbee) was
home for a two-month holiday this summer from
Montreal where she has been staying for the past
two years with her doctor husband. . . . Another
medical note was the quick two-week trip to Vancouver with his wife and two children of Dr. W. K.
(Bill) Lindsay. . . . Dr. Lindsay has been a resident
doctor for International Nickel in Sudbury for 18
months but is heading back to Toronto for four
years advanced surgery courses. . . .
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Eric Nicol, known far
and wide as Jahez, is
off on the kind of adventure that appeals to
his unique sense of
humour. He is going on
a scholarship to the
University of Paris for
post-graduate study of
French . . . and as he
puts it "of the French"
. . .Jabez says he is operating on the French
government, DVA, and
whatever he can pick
up for pennies in the
fountains of Fontain-
bleau and will stay a
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Dear Alums,
Well, at last they've opened the new wing of
the Library. People caught sitting in other people's
laps in the stacks can no longer plead overcrowding.
Plenty of seats upstairs, poor devils.
I was peering owlishly about the main reading
room the other day, marveling at the improvements.
For example, to transport books between reserve
desk and stacks is what in any other surroundings
would be called a dumb waiter (I don't believe it is
called a dumb librarian, either). This device will
save the ladies of the Library several thousand miles
of vertical travel annually, and reduce the incidence
of the peculiar disease known as Librarian's Bends,
a fit-like affliction resulting from a rapid climb from
the first floor with the wrong book. The student, in
turn, will enjoy friendlier and less winded relations
with the staff, perhaps even being encouraged to
take out a book during his four-year stay.
Off the old main room, in the new wing, lies the
spacious John Ridington Reading Room, lined with
reference books and lit up by the smile on Miss
Smith's face. For the first time in years Miss Smith
is able to take a deep breath without fear of cascading a shelf of Who's Who on her head. This is
jake with Miss Smith.
Along the wralls of the Ridington Room, protecting Miss Smith and several hundred studying students, glow ultra-violet germ-killing lamps. Although they have been in operation only a few
months, these lamps have already wiped out several
million germs and a freshman named Willie Bugg.
In a few years we creaky alums will be able to tell
the thrilling story of the pioneer days when we sat
staunchly in the Library, fighting off bacilli single-
handed, sneezing buckets of virus at each other
across the tables, and infecting one another with
everything but the urge to work. In fact, even as I
Page 20
passed amongst the undergrads studying in the
Ridington Room, I could hardly suppress a sneer.
There they sat, their white blood cells pampered
into indolence, busily unfitting themselves for a
germ-laden world. Some day they will sail out into
that world still breathing through their mouths and
fall flat on their faces, blitzed by bugs.
Helping Miss Smith's smile to illuminate the
Ridington Room is a great deal of fluorescent lighting. That, I think, is too bad. I count myself one of
the bitterest enemies of fluorescent lighting, ever
since I took a blonde friend into a cafe that had it.
In that cold and ghastly light, my blonde suddenly
turned pale green and her hair was transformed into
excelsior. Compounding the horror, the cafe was
walled with mirrors, so that wherever I looked I
saw my own face, its wrinkles and blotches cast into
revolting relief, like a topographical map of Ecuador.
Fluorescent light, I found, brought every pimple
out of obscurity and bathed it in purple grandeur,
revealing the exciting possibility of one's being a
carrier of the bubonic plague, or worse. Since that
night—the last time I saw the blonde—I have shied
away from any establishment lighted fluorescently.
So, give us back, oh interior decorators, the friendly
flicker of the candle (fluorescent lighting flickers
too, but neurotically, obscenely) and the fascination
of the shadow. Don't try to tell us that our eyes are
more important than what they see. Remember that
some of us are no longer freshettes and look our best
in total darkness.
Meantime, I suppose it's too late to do anything
about the new wing of the Library. And much of
this criticism, I admit, is just a spasm of envy. Feeling alien and elderly beneath the new sound-proof
ceiling and slashed by the sunlight of the great
windows, I would have liked to have been sitting
at one of the long tables, opening my first book and
ogling my first coed. It's bad enough when you
grow out of your university, but it's awful when
your university grows out of you. Ain't it?
Chugarum. . . .
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The Graduate Chronicle POETRY
O Darkies, How Ma Heart Grows Weary!
When I hear a home-coming grad mention nostalgia,
Meaning wistfulness, it gives me a dull neuralgia,
For nostalgia is a sickness, an actual disease,
As anyone who consults a dictionary sees.
When a soldier gets genuine nostalgia he is  sent
home
As a sick man, a nuisance with very bad bugs in
his dome,
But when an  ordinary soldier  expresses  the  wrish
to be elsewhere,
He is astonished to find he receives no medical care
And in fact he doesn't even get sent home at all,
No matter how many his wives and be his kids ever
so small.
The journalists are free to murder what words they
like,
For each man kills the thing he loves, for the love
of Mike.
But   when   I   call   myself   nostalgic,   don't   hurl   a
reciprocal brick,
For when I think of the Old Words at Home, I am
physically sick.
D.H.B.
Jealous Thoughts of a Dotard
When Alma Mammy was a pup
With pigtails down and dresses up,
Grown sons and daughters said "Aha,
We old folks will look after Ma."
Ma's hair is up, her skirts are down,
She now can wralk alone downtown
With freedom and aplomb unrationed
And think her aging kids old-fashioned.
Our most unnatural parent seems
Our grown-up child who thwarts our dreams,
And that's all right, but still it's queer
To be both Hamlet and King Lear.
D.H.B.
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Life a puff of wind from the sea
we were met by the cliffs of a continent
and now at the inlet's end coil upon ourselves.
Doubting our force we twist and, perhaps,
in the absorbing sky dissipate.
Yet we have acid tears that eat there mountain
walls,
and, while the sun stays, something renews us.
gusts reinforce, explore the pass.
Somehow, still, we may blow straight,
come flowing into the couloir's caves,
funnelling into the gullies, battering
the bright rock with the hail of our will.
O we may yet roar free, unwhirl,
sweeping great waves into the deepening bores,
bringing the ocean to boom and fountain and
siren,
tumbling the  fearful  clouds  into  a  great  sky
wallowing,
cracking the mountain apart—
the great wind of humanity blowing free,
blowing through,
streaming over the future.
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Page 21 SPORT
By HARRY CURRAN
University of B.C.s'
new American Football coach is Don
Wilson. Don comes
from Linfield College via University
of Oregon to coach
the Thunderbird-.
An outstanding athlete through High
School, he went to
Oregon on a track ;f;
scholarship where he '%
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to a very promising
track career. After a $
time in the marine-- '^»
he continued his education at Linfield
while coaching the
McMinville High School basketball and track teams.
After graduation he took over as track and football
coach at Mollalla High where his football team won
two league championships in three years. His track
team did even better, winning the league trophy all
three years. His able assistant is Jack Pomfret who
is well known to all Vancouver sports fans no matter
what their favorite sport may be.
Wilson brings with him the T formation, new at
U.B.C. though widely used by the American  col-
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fact that every play with the exception of the punt
begins in exactly the same way, thereby giving
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directly from the Centre and makes a direct hand-
off to the ball-carrying back who is already moving
at top speed. This eliminates the long snap-back
and the time-lag during which so many plays go
wrong. The T is admirably suited to a team such
as the Thunderbirds where the pre-season training
is short and most of the material is ungrounded in
American Football. The Quarterback is also the
axis of the passing attack which worked so well for
the team in their initial game of the season at Forest Grove.
Working well together at Centre and Quarter
respectively are Gordie Hogarth and Bob Murphy.
Murphy completed 11 out of 22 passes in the first
game for a .500 average. Gil Steer and Webo Clarke
who hold down the Guard positions on the first
string played a fighting game despite a somewhat
shaky start. Dmitri Goloubef latched onto all the
passes that were thrown his way to earn a clean bill
of slate for the game. Don Nesbit who handles many
of the punting assignments was booting the ball 40
to 50 yards on every try. The team, in spite of the
late start, is shaping up well under the expert coaching of Wilson and Pomfret and with a little more
experience should put U.B.C. consistently on the
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The Graduate Chronicle Dr. Norman MacKenzie is slxtwn greeting the Thunderbird basketball team  representing Canada at  the Olympic Games.
The picture taken at the A gent-General's Office at B. C. House shows Bob Starr, Dave Campbell, Pat McGeer, coach Boh
Osborne, Ole Bakken, Neville Munro, Reid Mitchell, Fred Rowell and Bill Bell grouped around the President.
season draws to a close. Their six home games this
year will give students and alums alike an excellent
chance to see the 'Birds in action.
In the meantime, the international tournament
which "will be held in Los Angeles later on in the
year may see the Thunderbirds representing Canada. While plans for the meet are still indefinite, it
is quite likely that the U.B.C. team will be selected
to represent the Canadian colleges, probably with
the addition of some outstanding players from other
Universities.
Olympics—The University of British Columbia
is the home of eight of the fourteen men on the
Basketball team which represented Canada at the
Olympic games in London this summer. Reid Mitchell, Nev Munroe, Bill Bell, Bob Scarr, Dave Campbell, Harry Kermode and Pat McGeer — the latter
two now grads — were chosen from the Thunderbirds. One Ole Bakken, former Thunderbird star
and presently Graduate Manager of Athletics at the
University, also made the team. Munroe was high
point-getter for the Canadian team. Coached by our
own Bob Osborne, the team beat Uraguay, Great
Britain, Iraq, and Italy, but were beaten out by
Brazil and Hungary. They lost to Hungary by a
single point. While in England the boys were received at Canada House and later attended a reception at B.C. House for President Norman MacKen
zie, Dr.  G.  M.  Shrum, Dr.  Kaye  Lambe and  Dr.
Gage.
Ezra Henninger, another U.B.C. man won a
place on the track team to compete in the 400 and
800 metre distances. Donna Gilmore, now a fresh-
ette, won a good many hearts and the distinction of
being the prettiest chick on the Canadian team.
Irene Strong was our only representative in the
Olympic Pools. Still another U.B.C. student, Fred
Rowell, was manager of the track team.
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Public Safety at Pennsylvania State College and
Washington consultant on road training for the
A.A.A., arrived on the U.B.C. campus this summer
and gave lectures in driving automobiles.
He taught two courses; one for operators of
commercial vehicle fleets and another for high
school teachers who will go back to their classes
this fall and impart their knowledge to teen-age
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John F. McLean, director of U.B.C.'s combined
veterans' bureau,, employment service and vocational guidance clinic, has announced that business
life is the most popular vocational choice of students.
Law has soared to second place in popularity,
while teaching is up slightly to a close third. Electrical engineering is down, as is medicine, while
geological engineering is up along with pharmacy,
journalism, architecture and agriculture.
And here's a note in case you are the vacillating
type. 14.8 per cent of all student-veterans changed
their plans while going through U.B.C.
U.B.C. ENROLMENT FALLS
U.B.C. enrolment fell off about 800 students this
fall as the number of veterans on the campus decreased. About 8200 are enrolled at U.B.C. as contrasted to 9,000 who attended classes last year.
However, the number of freshmen is the largest on
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The Graduate Chronicle HONEOOMIIG 10 PLACE FOR M I (.hi. GRID
By D. BADGER, Arts '30
When you, my hearties, assemble at Homecoming and begin to construct your amiable but
unreliable reminiscences, I shall not be there, drunk
or sober. Not even in spirit. It isn't that I can't stand
too much happiness. I can stand large supplies of it.
Indeed, under the new political and psychological
regimes in the Better W7orld so close at hand, I will
not only be entitled to enormous doses of happiness
but will be compelled to swallow them whether I
like them or not. So it is just as well that I can take
them in my stride, the rough with the smooth.
No, it is just that I have already attended one or
two Home-comings, and somehow or other, by some
fatal coincidence, their little short-comings happen
to clash with my own. Home-coming could forgive
me on certain points, and I could forgive it on
others. But it so happens that by some nasty little
juxtaposition, Home-coming and I have it in for
each other. Home-coming wants me to be gayer and
,younger, and I want it to be gayer and younger.
The pot and the kettle, the mote and the beam . . .
Physician, heal thyself. And there we stand, Homecoming and I, accusing each other of being churlish
dogs and acting like churlish dogs, when we should
be gay dogs, both of us. The fault, I dare say, is
divided. But you had better divide us too, along
with the fault, and keep us apart.
The last time I went to Home-coming, I pranced
out to U.B.C. in a mood that was brisk and
sprightly. In fact, I was denounced for appearing
under the auspices of Old King Alcohol . . . that is
to say, I was denounced for this by all the people
who did not denounce me for being sober. No vote
was taken over this controversy, but I think public
opinion was neatly split down the middle (and serve
it right), which proves I was in a mood to please
everyone ... no wild roistering, and yet no stodgi-
ness. I should have been the life of the party, were
it not for the fact that I suddenly wanted to fade far
away, dissolve, and quite forget. For this unaccountable feeling I shall now proceed to account.
SICK, BALD, PEPLESS
To begin with, the undergraduates seemed so
appallingly young. Their brains, clothes, idiom,
manner, and beards were infantile. The place had
become a kindergarten, so help me Saint Nicholas.
I had imagined I wanted to be young once more, but
if this was it, I for one begged to be excused. Then
again, my contemporaries were unconscionably old.
Their brains, clothes, idiom, manner and lack of
hair were depressingly downtown stuff. And many
of them even seemed sick as well as bald. They
lacked pep, zip, vim, and all the other three-letter
words except pip . . . they all had the pip, and they
gave me the pip. And I knew they felt the same
about me, for we were of an age. I wanted to be
young again after all, and yet I didn't, so I fell between two stools with a paf, another three-letter
word, used in French comic strips when anyone falls
out a winodw or gets hit on the head with a brick.
(I felt as if both fates were mine.) And I was doubly
thwarted and frustrated, the very thing my doctor
warned me against.
Among those same contemporaries of mine two
groups, the successes and the failures. They depressed me equally. I envied the successes and yet
despised them. I felt sorry for the failures until I
realized I was identifying myself with them and
pitying myself; then I got mad at them, especially
when they invited me to join them as the biggest
failure of all.
Nearly everyone I met seemed to have married,
though few more than twice. This applied to women
as well as men. (I beg their pardon: girls as well as
boys. We were men and women as undergrads, but
we've graduated.) By some shocking irony, all the
pleasant chaps had married shrews and squaws,
while all the most delightful damsels had suddenly,
as if by unanimous vote, married men who made
me angry and sick. What a colossal waste. That's
nature for you.
Most of the professors I wanted to be rude to
had gone. A few survived and had unfairly got much
younger; they were once grandfathers to me but
were now older brothers. The only natural progression was in their jokes, now showing bad signs of
wear. Most of the professors were new to me, and
appeared new' to this world . . . born yesterday, the
little pink-faced whippersnappers, and obviously
smart-alecky. They couldn't know much, those ones.
I will not dwell on the memories that came leering at me out of the ground, except to say that the
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October, 1948
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Penn McLeod, the managing director, has studied marketing research through London University and the Incorporated Sales Managers' Association of London in addition to his commerce studies
at U.B.C. He acted as campaign manager for the
U.B.C. War Memorial Gym Campaign, has been
General Manager of Canadian Business Services
since the spring of 1947 and is a member of the
American Marketing Association and Vancouver
Board of Trade.
William B. Watts, another graduate of U.B.C.
is Director of Radio Research and Field Personnel.
A graduate of N.B.C. Institute he has also studied
at Stanford University, is a former president of the
U.B.C. Radio Society ^ and the staff of CKMO.
Also associated with the firm are William
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The new firm conducts consumer research, public opinion polls, radio research, product pre-testing
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The Graduate Chronicle GRADUATE SCHOOL FOR II. R. C.
Very   early  in   its
[history, the University  of  British   Columbia   arranged   for
! courses    of    study
Heading to the Master's degree in Arts
!|a n d     Science    and
|Masters' degrees are
I now  offered  in  Applied  Science,  Agriculture and in Social
Work as well.  Nothing  more   ambitious
in the way of graduate   studies   c o u|l d
[have been attempted
with the resources at
|:the   disposal   of  the
I j University 'and,  'indeed,  very little in-
. . . DR. H. F. ANGUSstruction   has   been
given in classes to which undergraduates are not
admitted.
There have been two obvious difficulties in the
way of providing post-graduate work at the Ph.D.
level. The first has been financial: heavy expense
would have been incurred and very little additional
revenue earned. The second has been educational.
No on would advise a graduate of the U.B.C. to
continue his studies at the same university, if there
were a chance of going to a larger and older institution and of seeing something of the world.
There has always been such a chance in the case of
the best students because American universities
have opened their doors to them on the most generous terms.
Today the situation is somewhat different. A
few departments have developed to a point at which
they can offer Ph.D. courses with little additional
expense. Indeed, the presence of graduate students
may facilitate research projects in which their staff
is vitally interested.] And there is a prospect of
attracting qualified graduate students from other
Canadian universities.
In these circumstances the University has decided to set up a Graduate School. Initially three
departments. Biology and Botany, Physics and
Zoology are prepared to receive students in limited
numbers. For the coming session seven students
have registered in Physics and two in Zoology.| The
course will take three years and some significant
piece of research will constitute its leading feature.
But this important decision is only a beginning
and the matter cannot end here. In the next year
or two. other departments may be prepared to offer
Ph.D. courses. It will be disastrous, if throughout
Canada the entire emphasis in graduate work is
placed on pure and applied science. Our intellectual
life will develop in an unhealthy way unless, at the
same time, we are able to promote advanced work
in the Social Sciences and in the Humanities. While
it was felt that no further delay should occur in
doing what it is possible to do in the pure science
department, the fact that a beginning has been made
increases the urgency of endeavouring to do som-
thing in other directions. The obstacles must be
faced. In addition to making teaching time avail
able it will be necessary to provide for a very substantial expansion in the university library. It is
not too much to say that the future of graduate-
work depends on the feasibility of this expansion.
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U.B.C Extension Department has announced
that eight national film board programs will be presented throughout B. C. this year under the Extension Department's service. Norman Barton, assistant head of the visual education section, said the
programmes will run from 60 to 75 minutes each
and will be made up mainly of documentaries on
agriculture, health and national or international affairs.    Light cartoons will sometimes be included.
A new portrait camera, used for the first time
on any university campus, was a feature of U.B.C.'s
registration week this fall. It was used to take pictures of students for the U.B.C. yearbook, student
passes and for the registrar's files.
Three $1,150 "Portronic" automatic portrait
cameras handled nearly 8,000 posed pictures at
assembly-line speed in five and a half days.
A girl student asked one of the photographers
for a few moments to fix her hair and while she was
thus occupied, the photographer took pictures of
seven other students.
Two young German Physicists have been appointed lecturers at U.B.C. and they will give the
university the only school of theoretical physics in
Canada, according to Dr. G. M. Shrum.
The two physicists, Dr. Heinz Koppe, 30, and
Dr. Frederich, 27, will join Dr. George Volkoff and
Prof. W. Opechowski to put British Columbia
among the top 10 theoretical physics institutions on
the continent.
Page 28
Ole Bakken, (B. Comm. '48), who was a member of Canada's Olympic team, became U.B.C.'s
first full-time Graduate Manager of Athletics this
Fall succeeding part-time Manager Luke Moyls
(B.A. '46). Luke's "gone academic," is an Instructor
in U.B.C.'s Mathematics Department. . . . One of
Marpole Rotary Club's active members is Rod
Grierson (Comm. '41). . . . Starting his own firm in
Timber Sales and Service after post-graduate study
at Duke is the former Thunderbird swim star,
Archie Byers (B. Comm. '41, B.S.F. '46). ... A few
more well-deserved bouquets to Les McLennan
(B.A. '22) for taking time out on a lengthy Eastern-
U.S. business jaunt to look up alumni in Chicago
and way points. Hard-working and enthusiastic,
Les made time upon return to send along the lastest
list of members in the thriving Northern California
Group. . . . Down from the hills came Richard
(Dick) Clifford (B.S.F., B. Comm. '47, '48). Dick,
who was Headman-Behind-the-Scenes in many
Players' Club productions, is now really roughing it
with the B.C. Parks Department on Mount Seymour. . . . Dave Ritchie (B.A. '46, B.S.F. '47) checked in to check on prospects of this year's editions of
Thunderbird basket and football teams. . . . Visiting
from Gait, Ontario, came Mrs. William D. Sheldon,
Jr. (nee Jean Whyte, B.A. '31).
The Graduate Chronicle Lieut.-Commander Frank J. E. Turner, R.C.N. (R.), Commanding Officer of University Naval Training Division,
and Staff Officers look over plans for the recruiting program now underway on the U.B.C. campus. The U.N.T.D.
takes most of its training in H.M.C.S. "Discovery," parent establishment for the Area. Unit members benefit from
Spring and Summer training cruises aboard H.M.C. ships.
ANNUAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
MEETING AND ELECTIONS
NOV. 18 IN BROCK BUILDING
Unlike other years when the annual general
meeting of the U.B.C. Alumni Association was held
on the same day as Homecoming, this year's session
is set for November 18 in the Brock Building at
6 p.m.
The Alumni Association has received the following slate of candidates in a report from the Nominating Committee and warns that any further nominations must be in the hands of the Alumni Nominating Committee on or before November 12.
President: Winston A. Shilvock (B.A. '31,
B.Comm. '32).
1st Vice-Pres.: John Buchanan (B.A. '17).
2nd Vice-Pres.: Mary E. Bardsley (B.A. '33).
3rd Vice-Pres.: Major Allan Finlay (B.A.Sc. '24)
Treasurer: Harry Berry (B.A., B.Comm. '37).
Editor: Ormonde J. Hall (B.Comm. '42, LL.B.
'48).
Members at Large:
Mrs. Tommy Berto (B.A. '31), W. H. Q. Cameron (B.A. '33), Dorwin Baird (B.A. '38), Mrs. Sherwood  Lett   (B.A.   '17,   M.A.   '26),   Tom   Meredith
(B.Comm. '46), Robert MacDonald (B.A. '34).
Member at Large (One Year) :
Rod Lindsay (B.A.Sc. '48).
Athletic Representatives:
Ruth Wilson (B.A. '41), Francis D. Moyls (B.A.
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A buffet supper teas held in July in London under the auspices of the Alumni Association of U.B.C. (U.K. Branch) in honor
of the President and Faculty Members of the University of British Columbia visiting Britain for the Empire Universities'
Conference at Oxford. Shown above arc Dr. G. M. Shrum, Col. H. T. Logan (former U.B.C. Faculty Member and now
director of Fairbridge Farm Schools), Dr. R. L. Valium (now a lecturer at Rod cliff e Infirmary, Oxford), Dr. MacKenzie
and Mr. George Mossop  (U.B.C, now studying in England).
UNITED KINGDOM
The United Kingdom branch of the U.B.C.
Alumni Association is rapidly growing and is under
the present guidance of Lt.-Col. H. F. E. Smith,
who is acting as secretary to the organization. Mrs.
Elinor Brown was secretary until she returned home
to Vancouver and Lt.-Col. Smith is carrying on until
l'am Mitchell arrives from Victoria to attend the
London School of Economics.
The United Kingdom Branch was founded on
the suggestion of Dr. Norman A. M. MacKenzie,
U.B.C. President, and is composed of graduates,
under-graduates. present or former members of the
Faculty of U.B.C. or of Victoria College. Persons
not directly connected with U.B.C. but considered
suitable for membership can be appointed as Associate Members at the discretion of the President
of the Branch.
The aims and objects of the United Kingdom
Branch are:
(1) To promote contact between the parent
University and graduates, undergraduates and pres
ent or former members of the  Faculty  of U.B.C.
resident in, or visiting Great Britain and Eire.
(2) To provide, by organizing meetings, dinners,
etc., the opportunity for members to keep in touch
with each other.
(3) By calling upon the assistance of members
now connected with British Universities, Government Offices and commercial institutions to provide
help for U.B.C. students to undertake degree
courses, post-graduate work, etc., in Great Britain,
Eire and the Continent.
(4) To function as a U.B.C. Group within the
structure of the Canadian Universities Alumni Association of Great Britain and to operate as a unit
in conjunction with other Canadian Official organizations.
Many U.B.C. people registered at Government
House this summer, some looking for courses at
British and Continental Universities. The Thunderbird Basketball team attending the Olympic games
visited one of the Branch meetings and Drs. MacKenzie, Shrum, Gage, Lamb and Biely were also
over this summer.
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Douglas O. Dur-
kin, active member
of the Toronto
Branch has been appointed Director of
public relations of
the John Inglis Co.
Ltd., of Toronto.
Doug is also chairman of the public relations committee of
the Association of
Canadian Advertisers.
"Ozzie," who gets
around somewhat,
was formerly in
charge of public relations for Goodyeai
Tire and Rubber Co.
of Canada.
Bob McDougall and his wife the former Phyllis
Brenda Goddard (Arts '44) dropped into the U.B.C.
alniuni office this summer to report that Bob is now
taking his PhD. at University College in Toronto
after getting his M.A. in English. The McDougall's
often see Lister and Alice Sinclair and their son,
Peter, age one and one-half years, and also occa-
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H. C. Horwood, Sc. '30, is now in Toronto as
a geological engineer, Ontario Department of Mines.
Mr. Horwood inaugurated the system of District
Geologist offices in 1943 which turned out successful to the extent that there are now five such offices
in operation in Ontario.
Vital statistics on Mr. Horwood are that he is
married and has two offsprings: Peter Orme, aged
3; and Erin Patricia, just a year and a half.
F. Stanley Nowland, B.A. '36, is Design and Performance Engineer with United Air Lines at Denver, Colorad< . FTe is a trouble shooter for United
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Oldest U.B.C. Alumna is Miss Alice Ravenhill
of Victoria, who received the honorary degree of
Doctor of Science at the last Congregation. Now
in her ninetieth year, she was born in England and
followed a career in public health, home economics
and child welfare until 1919. Since then she has
become an authority on B. C. Indian arts and crafts
and 10 years ago organized the B.C. Indian Arts and
Welfare Society of which she is president emeritus.
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When Canada's new Dominion Archivist takes
office in Ottawa next year, British Columbia will
lose not only an eminent librarian, but also, on the
distaff side, an alumna gifted in many fields, and an
outstanding professor of French. Dr. Wessie Tipping Lamb is a forceful and interesting personality
in her own right, as well as a charming and valuable
helpmate to our latest Deputy Minister. She had a
very distinguished career as a student at the University of British Columbia, and later as a French
Government Scholarship winner at the Sorbonne.
from which institution she received her doctorate in
1933. Since that time she has skillfully managed to
make an expert job of a career and a marriage.
She will be missed in Vancouver by the students
who crowd into her sections at the University. These
young people appreciate her excellent French, and
they are also conscious of her genuine interest in
them, and often enjoy her gracious hospitality when
she entertains for Phrateres, Le Cercle Francais,
the Letters Club, and the Historical Society.
Wessie will be missed by her numerous friends,
who appreciate her loyalty, her generosity, and her
keen sense of humor, manifested at times in pungent
criticism. People who know her are amazed at her
capability in so many spheres of activity. She takes
pride in a piece of work well done, whether teachT
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"Madame Lamb" will be missed also by the
French colony in this city, and particularly by the
Alliance Francaise. In Ottawa, however, there will
be much wider scope for her talents, and the fact
that she is bilingual will be of particular significance
and will facilitate her participation in the affairs of
the Capital City. It is certain that she will be a
real acquisition to English and French Canadian
groups there, but her British Columbia friends hope
that she will find the opportunity to visit them often,
to refresh them with her individualistic views, and
her incisive and apt comments.
RESIDENCES
The need for student residences on our campus
is as acute today as it has ever been. On every side,
young students find that the question of their enrolling at U.B.C. this fall has depended upon their finding a place to live. Many of the rooms made available to them are unsuited to their needs and in many
cases the price asked bears little relationship to the
facilities provided.
Ever since U.B.C. moved to the Point Grey
campus there has been the need for student resi-
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would have needed to expand to keep up with the
growing demands of the student population. Today
there are the housing needs of young students, veterans with families, and faculty members to meet.
The problem is one that requires the attention
of government, university administration, alumni,
and students combined. The task is a big one and
there are many aspects to it.| The expressed opinion
of Alumni groups outside Vancouver would be of
real assistance NOW.
Mrs. H. N. MacCorkingdale  (Alice Gross '19)
is the newly elected President of the Vancouver
University Women's Club. She is the fourth U.B.C.
Alumna to direct this influential group and she will
be the official hostess ot the Triennial Convention
of the Canadian Federation of University Women
when they meet in Vancouver in August, 1949.
Katherine Hickin '31, has returned from two
years at Columbia University with a Doctor of Education Degree. She is en route to Szechewan Province, China, where she works as a High School
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Page 3 3 FRANKLY SPEAKING — *?
FRANK TURNER
With the Fall, the campus has again become a
hive of human industry.
You can feel A 1 m a
Mater's heart-beat quicken.
Despite passing years
and the world's many
troubles, this annual
scramble in the search for
knowledge is always an
exhilerating experience. It
rolls away the years and
packs up your troubles,
even if but momentarily.
As you listen to trekker
H. B. (Bert) Smith (B.A. '25), Principal of Kitsilano High Schools warn Freshmen that they are
". . . in the race between education and chaos . . ."
you are grateful once more that you had the opportunity of being "of U.B.C." Standing there (in the
usual rain!), you recall students' efforts during
your undergraduate days.
You wonder who was responsible for your Alma
Mater's motto: "Tuum Est." You know that that
challenge has always been accepted by the students
of the day. In a remarkably short time, your University has established a fine tradition whilst building
an enviable reputation in the academic world.
Struggling through two Wrorld Wars and a sad
depression, your U.B.C. has managed to expand its
scope, influence and service to the Community.
Latterly, the development has been almost unbelievably rapid. Many new courses, departments,
services and faculties have been offered.
Somehow you know that this progress must continue uninterrupted. Somewhere, additional support
and understanding must be found. U.B.C.'s building
program must be completed.
As Alumni we share a great heritage and a great
responsibility. Let's talk over U.B.C.'s problems
with friends, associates and M.L.A.'s, and let's start
giving some personal moral and financial backing.
ALUM NOTES
If you are thinking of entering into life partnership agreements, just get yourself elected to the
Alumni Executive. That important body is "surefire." Since last going to press, our genial and capable President Richard M. (Dick) Bibbs (B.A. Sc.
'45) has exchanged vows with beautiful and charming Nancy Lewis (B.A. '48). Executive member,
Barbara Kelsberg (B.A. '47), another beautiful and
charming former Co-ed. has become the wife of
Ted Kirkpatrick (B.A. Sc. '47), still another genial
and capable former A.M.S. President. The very best
to the two new two-somes and a special extra
"boost"  for Dick on  his promotion  to  Supervisor,
Salary Standards with the B.C.E.R Meanwhile,
Alumni Treasurer Jack Stevenson (B.A., B. Comm.
'40) has moved his wife and family to Saskatoon.
Jack's new position will be "Assistant Merchandising Manager" with the Fludson's Bay Company in
the Prairie City. Good luck, Jack. . . . All former
members of '28 are asked to contact Dr. Doug Telford (B.A. '28), one of the organizers of their 20th
Reunion. Present plans call for the Reunion on
Homecoming Day, October 30. . . . Best wishes for
success in new ventures goes to Bob Cummings
(B.A. '25), and Ben Izen (B.A. '41). Bob's starting
the first "Record Lending Library" in Vancouver,
while Ben has established his own Clothing Store.
. . . Dr. John Davis (B.A. Sc. '39) and his charming-
wife, Margaret (nee Worthing), a U.B.C. Co-ed who
finished at Toronto in '41, were among the many
summer Alumni Office visitors. The Davises had
just returned from several years in the Old Land
and really enjoyed a good look at the West Coast.
. . . "What a difference!" is the way First World
War veteran Dick Sheridan (B.A. '27) put it after
seeing the present "hut settlement" at U.B.C. Accompanying his daughter around the campus during
registration week, Dick recalled that "after the first
World War you came if you wanted, but there were
no huts, no privileges." Another campus summer
visitor was Mrs. Everett C. Hughes (nee Helen
MacGill) with her husband Professor Hughes of the
University of Chicago and their two small daugh-
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The Graduate Chronicle ■ Alumni Secretary-Manager
ters, Helen and Elsie. Mrs. Hughes (B.A. '25) is
the daughter of the late J. H. MacGill and Judge
Helen Gregory MacGill. . . . From the London
School of Economics, where she is studying for her
Doctorate, came Miss P. A. M. (Pam) Mitchell
(B.A. '46). Studying under Sir Charles K. Webster,
her Thesis will be written on "International Implications of the Spanish Civil War." She left for Spain
in September and hopes to attend U.N. meetings in
Paris. . . . Ottawa Branch Vice-President Nora
Boyd (B. Comm. '44) dropped into the Alumni Office whilst holidaying on the West Coast and reported that "great things were planned for Branch
activities in the Fall". ... "I certainly enjoyed being
on the campus today," was Col. John Grace's (B.A.
'26) reaction after walking over to the Cairn to hear
fellow Trekker Bert Smith deliver his short and
challenging address to the Frosh. Col. Grace is a
Governor of the British Society for International
Understanding, a Faculty Member at Gonville and
Caius College, Cambridge University, and a member of the U.K. Branch of our Alumni Association.
. . . Every success to Peter Watkinson (B. Comm.
'47) in his Secretarial position with the Vancouver
Board of Trade. . . . Congratulations to Peter
Mathewson (B.A. '42) upon his promotion to Service Supervisor with Sun Life of Canada in Vancouver. . . . Best of luck to Flying Officer Dave
Pudney (B. Comm. '48) and his charming bride
Gwen (Edwards). The likeable cricket and grass
hockey star and his better half will now call Greenwood, Nova Scotia, home.
NOTICES
BOOSTER CLUB
INFORMATION—At a well-attended luncheon
meeting on Thursday, September 29, the following
were elected to the Executive of the Thunderbird
Booster Club (club name not decided yet) :
Ralph Henderson—President.
Harry Franklin—Secretary.
Fred Bolton—Chairman, Finance Committee.
Decided also to hold regular weekly luncheons on
Thursdays during football season. Grad Manager,
Ole Bakken, announced motion picture films would
be made of all Thunderbird home games. Planned
lo show these films together with others of American games throughout season.
1928  REUNION
The class of 1928 (Arts, Science and Agriculture) will hold a 20th anniversary reunion at the
residence of Prof, and Mrs. F. H. Soward. 1820 Allison Road, between 5 and 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30.
All grads of that year and their wives are cordially
invited. A letter giving details will be sent to all
graduates of 1928.
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Page 3 5 EDITORIAL
Continued from Page 17
we, at U.B.C, follow the lead, for example, of the
progressive Illinois Institute of Technology where
the foundation of a new tradition is being attempted
. . . where the whole schedule of new buildings is
devoted to the direct, functional and yet beautiful
lines of modern design consistent with our genuine
culture and needs?
Although the new Physics and Applied Science
buildings stand half way between the old and the
new and therefore are really of nothing architecturally, some of our new incidental and Agricultural
buildings are modern in construction and design.
Most heartening of all is the courageous stand for
modern architecture in the new War Memorial
Gymnasium taken by the student building committee.
Since the original medieval design for the Memorial Gymnasium was drawn, it has been entirely
re-designed.
The change was made at the insistance of certain groups which contended that 20th century recreation for 20th century men and women is unrelated in function and spirit to a 15th century architectural form. This form is an anachronism, as applied to a gymnasium and to a university devoted
to the discovery of truth and to the training of minds
and bodies fit for leadership in the tasks of today
and tomorrow. |Such architectural deception would
kill the dignity and integrity of a war memorial.
It would lack in spirit and could not significantly
express   anything—certainly   not  the  spirit  of  the
post-world-war II student.
It would seem therefore that there are stirrings
in the breasts of some of our young university planners who may, even at this late hour, lead the university in the search for beauty and truth—one of
the most important endeavours of the university.
This movement we hope will be stimulated and
directed by the new Department of Architecture at
U.B.C. which is basing its studies on an analysis of
the great Architecture of the past and of the needs
and techniques of today.
It must always be remembered that the most
forceful way in which any university can express
its current spirit to the community and to future
generations is by the construction of well laid out
beautiful buildings, consistent with the highest principles of Architecture.
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Continued from Page 13
As his goal Brit set the wreck of the "Dunedin
Star," which lies a few miles south of the Angola
border. Before getting there, he passed the wreck
of a bomber that had been forced down in attempting to rescue the crew of the "Dunedin Star." and
further on he passed another ship that had been
wrecked in attempting the same task. These wrecks
made the lonely coast seem even lonelier. Hundreds
of miles of the barest coast in the world seemed even
barer when one suddenly came across a solitary
grave, near which were scratched huge letters : ALL
SURVIVORS ASHORE. These same survivors,
by the way, had put up a wooden wind-sock to try
to tempt a plane to land, and it pointed upwind!
Wreckage is still washing out of the "Dunedin
Star." She had a very assorted cargo, and it
amused Brit to see the few natives of those parts
strutting round in gum-boots and not much else, in
a land of no water. He added: "I wonder what the
up-country natives think of seafaring when the only
ships they've ever seen are wrecks." For miles and
miles along the beach are timbers, spars, crates,
gum-boots, haversacks, rubber cushions for motorcycle pillions, radio tubes, electric light bulbs by the
thousands, corks of all sizes, and so on. The light
bulbs are sand blasted ; some have a hole eaten right
through by the wind-blown sand. Brit says : "It is
fun speculating what sort of a Robinson Crusoe job
one could do with the material here. But without
water one is beaten from the start."
GHOST BALL
One of Brit's two companions was waiting- about
for the sun to come out to take a snap of the "Dunedin Star" and he heard a bell ring on the wreck.
"Not being a sea-going type he thought the ghost
had a poor idea of time because the bell had gone
bong-gong . . . bong-gong . . . bong-gong, like that,
and it was only 11 o'clock.    A queer coincidence."
They never had time to stop for lunch, so when
they stopped at night one of these companions insisted on having lunch, tea, sundowner, and dinner
at one sitting. "But he insists on having all four
quite distinct, otherwise the boys get slovenly. A
queer way of life, but it works all right and somehow seems to fit in with the desert scheme of things
... no half-measures."
The dominant note in this long letter is not
geology or even sand, but water. To make matters
worse, the native boys consumed water very moderately for a few days after leaving a water-hole but
as the supply got low they began to guzzle the stuff,
each being afraid that the other fellow would get
more than himself, and each being bound to have
one huge drink in case it was his last. "This is very
disconcerting when you make your plans according
to the initial rate of consumption. Oddly enough,
when we are camped at a water-hole the boy will
bring you a cupful of washing water to show how
well-trained he is in water economy."
Few graduates are given to making little journeys like that, but fewer still are given to enjoying
them.
NO HOMING FOR BADGER
Continued from Page 25
melancholy ones were funny and the sweet ones
made me shudder. 1 do not like to be reminded of
either the fool 1 was or the fool I have become. Beneath yonder stately tree, when it was a shrub. I
was crazv enough to kiss Miss Gabelia Gittings
(now Mrs. Sputz). and if you think I am the happier
for recalling that, you are crazy too. That's the sort
of thing that conies back to me. If I had a bulldozer
I'd push the wretched tree down, preferably with
Miss Gittings (now Mrs. Sputz) still beneath it.
Perhaps worst of all. I met many chaps I once
loathed, and 1 liked nearly all of them. Now this is
a hell of a thing. Hither I was once a snob and a cad.
or else I can no longer size a man up. Neither
thought charms me. So well do I like some of these
impossible bounders, 1 may go back this year after
all.
Mind you, it is psychologically wrong to harrow
my feelings free of charge, when by paying good
money I could upset myself just as well with a
heartbreaking movie or book. Free tears are no
good. You've got to buy them if you want to feel
really punk and adjust your emotions scientifically.
Still, money's not everything. As 1 shall explain to
George Stink of mv vear, now President of Croesus
Corp., a company that loses money while George
doesn't. He'll be there, just to let us see him, not
knowing that none of us could ever see that guy.
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Page 37 NUPTIALS . . .
John Turner Bayfield to Yvette Madeleine Morris.
Harry Bell, Sc. '21 to Margaret Morrison, '27.
Norman Palmer to Gladys Munton, '33.
Lome Ginther to Margaret Rathie, '32.
James Peter McGeer to Catherine Deas.
David Donald to Pamela Runkle, B.S.A. '40.
Norman Hager to Lelia Eileen Scott.
Richard Douglas Booth to Joy Logan Rathie.
Gordon Stead to Lucy Sasscer.
Dr. Myron Silver Arrick to Edith Katznelson, '46.
John Morrison Cronkhite to Marguerite Weir.
Dr. A. C. Bruce Singlton to Dr. Jean Robertson.
William Graeme Scott to Daphne Laird.
Alexander Charles Carlyle to Joy Gordon Glashan.
Richard Bibbs to Nancy Lewis.
Laird Wilson to Kathleen Ann Loutit.
NAPPIES . . .
To Mr. and Mrs. Hartley Detwiller, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. William Hudson, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Everett Irwin, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. John Ashby, a daughter.
To Dr. and Mrs. John A. McLaren, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Berton (Janet Walker)  a
daughter.
To Dr. and Mrs. Hugo Emanuelle, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Hodge (Molly Locke), a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Pearson (Muriel Clarke), a
daughter.
To Dr. and Mrs. A. Jas. Stewart (Margaret McKee),
a daughter.
ToMr. and Mrs. Ben Stevenson (Phyllis McKean),
a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Alec S. Ellett, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Buckland (Helen Renwick), a
son.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Oliver (Oenone Baillie), a
daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Victor L. Pinchin (Gwen Hammond), a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Lefeaux, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Alex C. Cooper, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Hugh A. Mann, a son.
To Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Campbell, a son.
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We British Columbians are not a demonstrative people, but we are by no means lacking in
appreciation of our magnificent Province nor slow to voice its praises.    But no one has a
deeper sense of what it has and what it means than those who have been absent from it.
From far and near the alumni of the University of British Columbia find their way back to
the stately buildings on Point Grey which, native sons or not, they look upon as "Home."
We bid them welcome on the occasion of the Annual Reunion. Welcome to those halls of
learning, to the cordial, colourful City of Vancouver.   Welcome to British Columbia.
Information on British Columbia was never more in demand than it is today. There is an
eagerness everywhere to know what it has to offer, and people in all parts of the world begin
to see it as a highly interesting field of opportunity.
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