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'■j^fFi^^' "C ALUHNS
:29, NO. 1, SPRING 1975
The Coming of the Academic Cloth Cap
Murray McMillan
....AH in the name of sports?
Clive Cocking
A visit to Tom Wayman's world
Viveca Ohm
Alumni Annual Giving 1974
Susan Jamieson MeLarnon, BA '65
G. Smith (BJ '72, Carleton)
Annette Breukelman
ii Media (604-688-6819)
il Committee
• Erich Vogt, (BSc, MSc, Manitoba), (PhD, Princeton),
nn; Chuck Campbell, BA'71; Clive Cocking,
*'62; Mrs. Beverly Field, BA'42; Harry Franklin, BA'49;
""Hancock, BFA'73; Dr. Joseph Katz, (BA, MEd,
' -i), (PhD, Chicago); Ian MacAlpine, LLB'71;
McConnell, BA'64; Murray McMillan, Law 1;
Bel Nemetz, BA'35; Dr. Ross Stewart, BA'46.
V«,(PnD, Washington);
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' Air* ,can Alumni Council. HSHsffl
UBC's history that is and UBC
has 60 years to be proud of. Plan
to be there Friday, Hay 30,1975
for a Dinner-Dance* at the
Bayshore Inn and help us .
celebrate UBC's first 60 years-
Dawe Brock will toe along as tour
guide down UBC's own Memory
Lane — with Superstars and a
cast of thousands...
Reserwations and tickets f$12/person)
from the UBC Alumni-Association,
6251 NW Marine Driwe, Vaneouwer, BCS
¥6T1A6P 228-3313
*this ewent is replacing, for this years the
Alumni Annual Dinner. (We wanted to do
something special, you see.) There are 10 to be elected from the following 13 candid ites
at a much earlier age. I v, mid
like to establish closer all.-nni-
student   ties   and   begin   the'
"alumni" program when stu- |
dents are in their first ye r at '•
UBC. \
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Frank Merlin Archer, BSP'66.
Alumni Activities: member-at-
large, 1974-75. Community:
president, B.C. Professional
Pharmacists' Society, 1972-73.
Occupation: executive coordinator, B.C. Professional
Pharmacists' Society.
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Grant Burnyeat
Grant D. Burnyeat, LLB'73.
Alumni Activities: student representative board of management, 1971-72. Campus:
member, planning and fund-
raising committees, UBC
aquatics facility project;
A.M.S. president, 1971-72;
executive member, Law Students' Association, 1970-71;
A.M.S. representative, Law-
Students' Association, 1971;
member, law dean selection
committee, 197S; past
member, university bookstore
and food services committees.
Occupation: lawyer, associate, Davis & Co., Vancouver.
Candidate's Statement:
Having been fairly active as a
student on campus and being a
recent graduate of UBC, I am
impressed by the association's
current activities but am convinced that those activities can
be expanded to involve our
many recent graduates actively
Auni.a <^...tu
Aunna M. Leylatid Currie.
BEd'60. Alumni Activities
awards and scholarship committee, 1971-75; chair, regional
scholarship screening, 1972
1974. Campus: secretarv
Education Undergraduate
Society; delegate, Western
Canada Future Teachers
Conference. Community
member, board of directors,
North Shore Neighbourhood
House, 1974-75; member
Junior League, 1972-75,
member, University Women s
Club; volunteer, Save The
Children Fund; executive, Un
ited Church Women, 1967-7!
member, Church Youth Lead
ership; docent, Vancouver
Centennial Museum. Occupation: homemaker.
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Michael W. Hunter, B/ '63
LLB'67. Alumni Activtks
past chair, Ottawa alumni
branch; past member, Ch vw
cle editorial committee. (' an
pus: Sherwood Lett sch 'lar 1966;
ing a-"'
.,ember, Ubyssey edito-
..;ird, 1960-65; editor,
.•v, 1963-64; committee
v, Student Union Build-
• Back Mac campaigns.
unity: committee
■r. Ramblers sports car
Occupation: lawyer,
i  &  DuMoulin,   Van-
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' Qon MacKay
Donald MacKay, BA'55.
Vnmni Activities: Alumni
'li id, deputy chair, 1971-72;
J, .ir, 1972-73. Campus: Var-
. i\ Outdoor Club; intramural
snorts. Community: Vancouver Board of Trade; corm-
■ni-nity recreation and youth
v. <rk. Occupation: western
sales manager, ERCO Indus-
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J '  ' ■'■en McCrae
"<-'m McCrae, (BA, Toronto),
k.SW*49. Alumni Activities:
'•■gree representative, 1971-
/j Community: board
«i»mber, Eliz. Fry Society,
• > 75-76; Multiple Sclerosis
r idety (B.C.); past-president,
' ncouver Soroptomist Club;
member, Vanier Institute;
ladian Council on Social
'-* veSopment; Canadian As-
h '. o? Social Workers, educa-
■' i»i advisory committee
1 mcouver Foundation);
» --ivvrsity Women's Club.
'- cupation: retired, former
dean ;>f women and professor
of social work, UBC.
Tom McCusker
Tom McCusker, BA'47,
(DDS'51, Toronto). Alumni
Activities: advisory council,
Big Block Club, 1974-75.
Community: president, Medical Services Assoc, 1975; director, Canadian Arthritis and
Rheumatism Society, 1969-75;
member, B.C. Medical Foundation, 1973-75. Occupation:
Mickey McDowell
Michael Thomas (Mickey)
McDowell, BPE'68, MPE'69,
(PhD'71, USIU, San Diego).
Alumni Activities: chair,
Alumni Fund, 1974-75; men's
athletics representative,
1971-74. Campus: member,
mens' athletic committee,
1971-74. Community: president, Vocational Counselling
Services of B.C. Occupation:
executive director, technological education, B.C. Institute
of Technology.
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Mark Rose
Mark Mose, BSA'47,
(MEd, Western Washington),
Alumni Activities: appointed
member-at-large, 1974;
member, master teacher
committee. Campus Activities: member, University
Dance Band, 1946-47. Community: teacher in Kelowna;
supervisor of education, New
Westminster, 1958-62; active
in B.C. Teachers' Federation;
president, B.C. Schools Music
Educators Assoc, 1961-63; alderman, Coquitlam, 1965-67;
MP, Fraser Valley West,
1968-74; compiles local radio
daily news commentary. Occupation: assistant professor,
UBC College of Education.
Robert Smith
Robert Smith, BCom'68,
MBA'71.  Alumni Activities:
member, branches committee,
1973-75; member, Age of Gage
committee, 1971. Campus:
vice-president, Commerce
Undergraduate Society,
1967-68; president, Industrial
Relations Option Club, 1966-
67, vice-president, 1965-66.
Community: director, B.C.
Regional Booksellers Association; member, National Association of College Stores.
Occupation: manager, UBC
Candidate's Statement: I
want to work with the board of
management and university
administration to encourage
more effective participation by
the university in the B.C.
Art Stevenson
W.A. (Art) Stevenson,
BASc'66. Campus: active in
Engineering   Undergraduate
Society, 1961-65; president,
E.U.S., 1965; member, Alma
Mater Society finance committee, 1965. Occupation: general
manager, Pioneer Industries
Ltd., several years in forest
products industry in Toronto
with Dupont and CPI.
Candidate's Statement: The
alumni association can be a
vehicle in developing the
longterm interest of recent
graduates in the university. As
a member-at-large I would try
to generate programs to capture the interest of younger
graduates. The provincial government and Universities
Council are attempting to have
the university reach out to the
community. I would like to see
the alumni association play an
active role in this endeavour.
Doreen Walker
Doreen Ryan Walker, BA'42,
MA'69. Community: decent,
Vancouver Art Gallery,
1953-65. Occupation: instructor, department of fine arts,
Liz Wilmot
Elizabeth Travers Wilmot,
BSR'66. Alumni Activities:
member, student affairs committee, 1973-74; degree representative, 1972-73; member,
nominations committee. Campus: Delta Gamma; co-chair,
leadership conference and
song-fest. Community: board
of directors, Province of
Quebec Physiotherapists In-
corp. Occupation: part time
physio and occupational
therapist with the blind. Officers 1375-
The following officei
1975-76 were electee
Ken Brawner
Kenneth L. Bra^
LLB'58. AlumniActiv tie    's:
vice-president,   1974-75    ..-t
vice-president,       H7'-7';
member-at-large,    1*7  -7?,
chair,  Alumni  Fuml  c."-
paign,  1971; deputy  .Mc l
1970;   executive   m.  i>*.
Alumni   Fund   comn.i.i'.'S
chair,    government    "Ci--
tions committee. Comn a >r
member,  Canadian   L»u   Assoc; member, B.C. Li <\ >'tz.-
ety; member, Vancou'^* Pf
Assoc; Fellow of the Fv,-i .U..-
tion for Legal  Rese-'Ui:   ■:
Canada. Occupation: L\ \j k, :
Brawner, Speton and 1 >i .Sip ,
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James Denholme
First Viee-presids
James L. Denholme, B-  " - ■"•
Alumni    Activities:       j
president,   1974-75;  n~.-i.r-
at-large,   1972-74; past    - *■ .
Alumni    Fund   alio1 .   '*r'
committee. Communv     r> is.
president,  Certified  u^\o.
Accountants  Associa  ">'!    •
B.C.; chair, Sunny Hils -o -■-
tal Board; former vie-*-  -. ■■
Prince George Regions  r '-
pitai Board; treasurer, ■    n"
bia   Junior   College;   i i   *»
member, Vancouver  i     >   r:
Commission. Occupat. ■.
tified general accounts  .   * . j
fessional    engineer;
president, Toh Can Lt '
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Charlotte Warren
Charlotte L.V. Warren,
BCom'58, (PGCE'61, London, U.K.). Alumni Activities:
chair, Alumni Fund allocations committee, 1974-75;
member, 1972-75, chair,
Alumni Fund class agent-
faculty program, 1969; representative, Women's Athletic
Committee, 1962-72. Campus:
member, Alma Mater Society
council, 1955-56, 1956-57;
president, Women's Big Block
Club, 1954-55. Community:
chair, Canadian Field Hockey
Council, 1972-74; first editor,
women's section, Canadian
Field Hockey News, 1966-72;
promotion chair, Canadian
Women's Field Hockey Assoc, 1966-67; chair, first B.C.
inter-school field hockey tournament, 1964; member, Canadian Institute of International
Affairs; member, TEAM;
member, Vancouver Botanical
Gardens Assoc; member,
Save Our Parklands Assoc.
Occupation: group travel
advisor, Burke's World Wide
Travel Ltd.
Robert Johnson
Third Vice-president
Robert W. Johnson, BA'63,
LLB'67. Alumni Activities:
member-at-large, 1972-74;
chair, awards & scholarships
committee, 1972-74; president,
Young Alumni Club, 1969-71;
member, student affairs committee. Campus: Beta Theta
Pi; chair, law school legal aid,
1966-67; UBC squash team,
1965-67; UBC Tennis Team,
1959-63; Big Block; secretary,
Men's Athletic Assoc.
munity: program coon.
Can. Davis Cup Con
1972; secretary, fams
subsection, Can. Bar ,
1971; member, Vancou1
Assoc, league chaii
Lawn Tennis Assoc, 1
director, Jericho Tenni
1969. Occupation: 1,
Johnson, McCrea & C.
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Paul Hazell
Paul Haze!!, BCom'60. Alumw
Activities: chair, Alumni
Fund, 1973-74; University Re
sources Council, 1973-74,
President's aquatic facility
fund-raising advisory commit
tee; UBC Commerce)
Engineering Fund. Campm
vice-president, NFCUS
1959-60; Lambda Chi Alpha,
president, Society for Ad
vancement of Management,
1959-60. Community: education committee, CertificJ
General Accountants of B.C
taxation committee, B.C. -
Yukon Chamber of Mines
Occupation: certified general
accountant; deputy comptroller, Yorkshire Trust.
The board of management
well appointor® atumnitofill
a current vacancy in this
Judy Atkinson ,hark Atkinson, BA'65,
) Alumni Activities:
Reunions Committee
iry science degree ren-
uve, board of manage-
969-72; past member,
nent relations, higher
ion opportunities,
ttions committees;
, r, special programs
itee; member, master
! award committee.
i\: university clubs
tee, Choral Society;
nhi Mu (librarianship
i y society); Fort Camp
Annu. ' staff. Occupation: librarian (associate of the Library .Association of Australia);
assistant head, Sedgewick Library, UBC.
Joy Fera
M. Joy Ward Fera, BRE'72.
Alumni Activities: member,
branches committee. Campus:
member-at-large, Women's
Athletic Directorate; ski team,
World Student Games, 1972;
Bjg Block (4); participant,
Canadian Crossroads International, Barbados, 1971. Community: Vancouver Committee for Canadian Crossroads
International; Vancouver
Rowing Club. Occupation:
member, Professional Recreation Society of B.C.; recreation therapist, George Derby
fr«">     Hodge
FJotugtes Hodge,
'59 Ahvini Activities:
viater Society represen
tative to board of management,
1969-70. Campus: president,
Engineering Undergraduate
Society, 1968-69; president,
A.M.S., 1969-70. Community:
member, Simon Fraser University senate and board of
governors, 1970-72; committee
member, Canadian Airline
Pilots Association. Occupation: pilot, CP Air.
John Hunt
John E. Hunt, MD'58. Campus: Big Block. Community:
lecturer in sports medicine,
UBC; orthopedic consultant,
SFU; medical consultant,
Coquitlam Recreation Centre;
medical chair, Canada Games,
summer '73; chair, B.C. Medical Association, athletic and
recreation committee. Occupation: orthopedic surgeon,
Barbara Milroy
Barbara Ann Brown Milroy,
BHE'51. Alumni Activities:
member-at-large, 1972-74.
Community: volunteer work.
Occupation: housewife.
Pat Parker
Patrick E. Parker, BCom'68,
MBA'69. Alumni Activities:
vice-president, Commerce
Alumni Association; alumni
chairman, commerce faculty
caucus and curriculum committee. Campus: officer, Phi
Gamma Delta; football; intramural athletics; vice-
president, UBC Liberals;
commerce student committees. Community: active
member, Variety Club of
Western Canada; YMCA;
board of directors, Keg Restaurants Ltd. Occupation:
operations manager, McDonalds Restaurants of
Western Canada.
j j!in Parks
John Michael Parks, BCom'70,
LLB'71. Alumni Activities:
chair, branches committee,
1974-75; member-at-large,
1973-74; chair, Reunion Days,
1973; member, Young Alumni
Club executive, 1972-73.
Campus: member, Commerce
Undergraduate Society; Law
Students' Association executive; Alma Mater Society student court prosecutor; Beta
Theta Pi. Community: director, Burquitlam Rotary; B.C.
Law Society; Vancouver Bar
Association; New Westminster Bar Association; treasurer,
B.C. Young Lawyers branch,
Canadian Bar Association;
executive member, National
Young Lawyers Branch,
Canadian Bar Association; director, Lawyers Inn; member,
Commercial, Real Estate and
Taxation Sections, C.B.A.
Occupation: lawyer; Parks,
Edwards & Wong.
Oscar Sziklai
Oscar Sziklai, (BSF, Sopron,
Hungary), MF'61, PhD'64.
Alumni Activities: co-author of
Foresters in Exile, the story of
the Sopron Forestry School
graduates. Campus: member,
campus landscape committee,
1970-73; member, Life Sciences Council, 1971-72; Community: Institute of
Forestry-Vancouver section,
director, 1972-73, chair, 1971-
72, vice-chair, membership
chair, 1969-70, program chair,
S968-69; Junior Forest Wardens of Canada; group chair,
1966-67, director 1971. Occupation: B.C. registered forester; professor of forest genetics, UBC.
Robert Tait
Roberts.Tait,P.Ag., BSA'48,
(Calgary Normal School, permanent teaching certificate).
Alumni Activities: degree representative, 1972-73. Community: member and past president, B.C. Institute of Agrologists; member and past director, Agricultural Institute
of Canada; charter member
and past director C.S.A.E.;
member, A.M. Soc Ag. Eng.
Occupation: consultant
specializing in agronomy and
overhead irrigation designing;
former general manager, agricultural equipment manufacturing firm. □ SPECIAL GROUP OFFER ON
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Tlie Unionization off U
The Coming of the Academic Cloth Cap
Murray McMillan
"University of B.C. library andcleri-
' hi workers are planning to close the
' university down during the second and
third days of registration if their wage
; iemands are not met.
j "The selective strike was approved
Thursday by members of the Association   of   University   and   College
'f Employees, which is seeking a first contract with UBC."
^ -The Vancouver Sun, Aug. 23, 1974.
What? A strike? Those kindly souls
ho staff the library and the registrar's
' (pee and perform hundreds of other
| essential tasks would actually close the
place down?
': You bet your lunchbucket.
i The ! hreatened strike (it would have
wen only the second one at UBC in
, more t :>an 20 years) didn't materialize.
.On tlk: Thursday before' registration
Week u-q Association of University and
College Employees (AUCE) and the
UBC dministratiort reached agree-
■ the first contract covering 1,300
sly unorganized employees.
mancial implications of the con-
hich was retroactive to April 1,
bstaniial. A Clerk I, who before
(tract was earning $408 per
month will earn $633 per month when
tnent o
< The ;
tract, v
the ce
the last stage of the contract takes effect
this April 1.
The employees, most of them women, who make up Local 1 of the
AUCE were the last group of non-
teaching employees on campus to organize into a bargaining unit. There are
five other labor organizations on campus which have contracts with the university, and a sixth, the Professional
Association of Residents and Interns is
recognized by the university, but operates without a formal contract — the
administration follows the lead set by
agreements between the PARI and
Vancouver General Hospital.
Oldest of the campus labor groups is
Local 16 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees which has about 1,200
workers on campus. They are the
tradesmen, the craftsmen, patrol members, food service employees, technical
staff and some research assistants. In all
their jobs fall into 1'4 categories.
The other locals are relatively small
in number: 60 employees belong to the
Registered Nurses' Association, about
30 are members of the Office and Technical Employees Union, another 25 to
30 form Local 882 of the International
Union of Operating Engineers, and
about 16 employees, most of them
members of the University Health Service staff, are represented by the Health
Sciences Association of B.C.
There remains one. large group of
employees on campus which while it
does bargain in a somewhat collective
way, is far from being a union — and
many of its members recoil at the
thought of it becoming one. It is the
UBC Faculty Association, and at
present it is somewhat of an enigma.
Last February, after Premier Dave
Barrett's budget speech in which a
hold-the-line policy on university
operating grants was announced, members of faculty took a hard look at their
economic position.
It is hard to say that the provincial
government's one move in putting a
financial squeeze on universities was
the deciding one, but it was certainly
one of the reasons which led faculty at a
February 14 meeting last year to vote in
favor of applying for certification as a
professional association. They would
form, in effect, a professors' trade union.
Speaking after that meeting, Dr. Ian
Ross, a professor of English, who was
then association president, said: "Our
salaries have been eroded through inflation and our recent salary adjustments "... A strong and widely
representative bargaining
organization would
facilitate more rather than
less faculty participation in
university governance ana
decision making."
have not been in keeping with our role in
Enthusiasm for the idea on the part of
some, the feeling that unionization was
probably a necessary evil on the part of
others, led eventually to 900 of more
than 1,500 members of the association
signing union cards in favor of certification. In September the association
applied to the B.C. Labor Relations
Board for the certification which would
make it the largest faculty union in
But the move was ill-fated. There had
been rumblings of discontent within the
groves of academe. A feeling of what
one professor describes as 'professional
elitism' came forward, and at an October meeting the faculty association
looked somewhat like an uneasy bride -
groom:He got as far as the altar, but
couldn't go through with it, so he bolted
from the church. A motion rejecting
certification was passed 290 to 238, and
the application was withdrawn.
Dr. Meredith Kimball, an assistant
professor of psychology who is now
president of the faculty association,
says of the move: "We had made an
agreement that the way we would run
the association was through votes at the
general meetings. Since that was the
basis on which we ran our affairs, the
executive had to go with the decision of
that general meeting."
The result is that the faculty association is now somewhat in a state of limbo.
A special committee is in the process of
considering alternatives which will be
put to the membership by mail ballot.
The three choices appear to be: 1) retain
the status quo, 2) seek certification or 3)
attempt to formulate a bargaining agreement with the university that is outside provincial labor regulations.
A good deal of the impetus for the
move toward certification came from
the plight of younger members of faculty. For several years the teachers at the
lower end of the faculty spectrum had
been penalized by-across-the-board
percentage increases.
Well-established senior faculty members would receive a percentage boost
which gave them a reasonable increase
in dollar terms, while a younger member
of faculty receiving the same percentage
increase would get a considerably smaller wage boost.
The reasons for non-academic staff
such as the members of AUCE organizing into a bargaining group were obvious. First and foremost is salaries.
During the research that went into the
union's contract proposals the executive discovered that almost half of the
membership was earning salaries
which hovered around the federal poverty line.
Some inequalities in salaries seemed
very apparent: a second year university
patrolman started at $814 a month while
nee tt
a Secretary II started at $516;;.
ary I began at $446 while a m
driver started at $807.
But there were other issues. J.
employees are scattered throug
number ofoffices around the un-v'ersuli!
it was hard for one worker in a specp
classification to know whether t ie wot tl
required of her was the same as hat of 4
person in the same classifies tion l ^
another department. There v as,
cording  to  the  union,   inat'eq
machinery for handling grievances
Says Sandra Lundy, now B.(
dent of the AUCE: "Equal   .ay & ft
equal work is inter-related wi h
sification procedures. Our majtr
lem there is to fight the myth t iat wfi
men's work is not as important a, men
nor worth as much money.
"A lot of women workers were pa ')
suaded to join the union because the) 1
had come to the realization that then I
work was indispensable to the univer '"
sity. Clerical skills are valuable, bi
the university has reflected society
misconceptions that they are not,
she says.
AUCE has grown rapidly, and
has five locals. In addition to UBC
represents non-academic employees
Simon Fraser University, Notre
University at Nelson, Capilano Co:
in North Vancouver, and Malaspina
College in Nanaimo. It bargains for
total of about 2,000 workers.
While the movement for unionization
among the clerical and library stat
members was largely unified, any such
move within-the faculty association has
been the subject of heated debate bys
minority and has been greeted by appa
rent apathy by the majority (One
member of the association executive
confided that at recent general meetings
attendance has been so low that there
has barely been a quorum.)
Looking back at the decision to with
draw the application for certification,
Dr. Stuart Jamieson, a professor in the
economics department, commented:
"This is an occupation in which there
ought to be a great freedom of communication, but academics tend to bea
rather cautious group. A typical professor is a fellow who likes to hive a way in
his laboratory or library. Once this issue
got contentious, they tended to back
Prof. Jamieson has spoken strongly in
favor of making the faculty associ itiona
legally-certified bargaining unit.
"It is an unfortunate fact of li e that
unorganized or poorly organized.,;roups
tend to lose out in the income ra>. e dur
ing periods of severe inflation, ai d um
versity professors are outstanding
examples of this truism.
'"Despite strong, or at least
strongly-worded written and voc d p'e
sentations from the faculty assoc ation
the administration, faced wi h in I    ,!     I
If the thought of all the work involved
in preparing or delivering a convention pitch
to head office has put you off in the past,
we'd like to offer some assistance in
the future.
Your province has a Convention      	
P; inning Department who offer their *—&■_ .
expertise free to anyone planning to have a
convention here in British Columbia.
The people from the Department of
I'-'avel Industry will back you to the hilt with
a: the pertinent material you'll need to sell
E itish Columbia as one of the world's great
1". -iiday areas.
Material like colourful posters and
t ochures, with all the facts and figures on
£■ commodations, meeting room capacities,
c. liability of special facilities and
c die-visual equipment.
And our assistance doesn't stop once
you've convinced them.
We'll work right with you from then on
in advising, organizing and equipping your
company for a conference they won't
soon forget.
If we can be of any assistance, don't
hesitate to contact our Director of Meetings
and Conventions at 1019 Wharf Street,
Victoria, B.C. for more information.
We're here to help. "Collective bargaining will
not necessarilf blight the
trees in the groves of
academe; but it will also not
prove a universal panacea
to core all the ills of the
adequate grants from the provincial
government on the one hand and
rapidly-rising costs on the other, has
unilaterally handed down admittedly
inadequate salary increases, which,
purely on its own judgment, it feels are
all that the university can afford, and
that, it is hoped, the faculty members
will accept without too much protest.
"Only a strong and independent organization of the faculty, certified for
collective bargaining, can hope to correct this process and induce the provincial government to adopt more informed
and responsible decisions regarding
university finances."
Dr. Jamieson says one widely-held
objection to the union idea is that it
would create division between faculty
members and the university's administrators, that the idea of a "community of
scholars" would be destroyed.
"There are, it seems to me, two main
answers to this objection. First, a strong
and widely representative faculty bargaining organization would facilitate
more rather than less faculty participation in university governance and
decision-making, And second, regardless of the degree of such participation
there is still the problem of size and
bureaucratization to contend with.
"Cleavage between faculty and administration already exists and the support for a collective bargaining relationship is a belated recognition of that
fact," says Jamieson.
Two men who have spoken out with
an opposing view are Dr. Nathan Divinsky of the mathematics department,
and Dr. William Fredeman of the English department. In a co-authored article in last May's issue of UBC Reports,
the professors stated:
"Collective bargaining will not
necessarily blight the trees in the groves
of academe; but it will also not prove a
universal panacea to cure all the ills of
the profession."
They stated that the principle of
majority rule, which must be a part of
union operation, poses a most important threat in the proposal to introduce
collective bargaining procedures at
UBC. ".. .The inescapable concomitant
must be the demise of individual bargaining, a tested instrument based on
distinctions that are recognized across
the profession. The most immediate
dangers are the loss of diversity and the
narrowing of perspective to a focus on
local issues which ignores the concerns
of the wider academic community,"
they said.
Divinsky and Fredeman went on to
say: "Even if it be conceded that the
faculty ought to take the required steps,
however extreme, to ensure its financial
welfare, no evidence has been adduced
to support the view that members will
be. any better off under the proposed
than under the present dispensation."
The two professors bring up tl'  questlfon
tion of bargaining: With whom -< oukjl^h
certified faculty association nej. jtiate
The president, the board of gov rnoi
the personnel department?
At present, the certified uni >ns
campus bargain with the adm aistij
tion's personnel department, v nch
headed by John F. McLean. He; ndon
assistant divide the duties of neg< tiatb
contracts, but McLean is chi< fly
sponsible for the bargaining.
' 'The university labor commit: ee (the
director of personnel, his assists it and
the bursar) meets frequently atd thai
committee devises a general polk: y. The
negotiator carries on individual! -/ from
there," explains McLean.
Following negotiations, the director
makes a recommendation to the board
of governors which the board approves
or rejects.
But the matter of faculty salaries.
not handled by McLean's office. Salary
briefs from the faculty association go
directly to the president's office and are
handled completely through that office.
One man who has been involved in
certified professors' union is Dr. Ernest
Epp, history professor and past-
president of the Faculty Association ol
Notre Dame University. The association was certified by the Labor Relations Board in April, 1973.
"The effect of the economic benefits
cannot be denied," says Dr. Epp. "But
the really important contribution that
I've sensed over the two years is that
with a collective agreement in effect
there is a structure established for dealing with problems. In my own way I've
seen it as a means of introducing the rule
of law to the university. "We regard our
internal grievance committee as a
quasi-judicial body; we think of it in
terms of getting from it a decision which
will resolve" a difficult situation satisfac
He says the idea of having manage
ment and unionized academic personnel
at a university does not have to violate
the idea of a community of scholars. "If
a university is to be a community of
scholars, that must have implications in
terms of governance. Actually it is all
too easy for a university to become a
big, bureaucratic, command-line type of
structure. In our Western, capitalist
societies, the union is the only w-ty we
have of providing for democrat! :ation
and organization," Epp says.
But the situation at Notre Dame is
substantially different from tl at at
UBC. NDU is a very small uni\ jrsity
— it has about 400 students and 4 '■) full-
time faculty. The one Canadian u'liver
sity of comparable size to UBC, ^'hich
has a faculty union is the Univen ity of
After several months of hearing;, the
Manitoba Labor board granted certification to the UofM Faculty As- ocia-
& \pril. Opinions on the success
v-e there have been mixed, and
it may-take four or five years
oblems involved to sort them-
r stumbling block is a formula
jws many professors in the
sal faculties to opt out of the
,'is weakening the position of
slty members.
ish Columbia the Confedera-
liversity Faculty Associations
a combined look at the prob-
-,)llective bargaining through a
e formed at a February meet-
rv !;:,i Ross, president of the con-
rat i< -ft- says the group is studying all
Me altei natives available, as well as
'Iibaking at a situation at B.C. Hydro in
Ii which   a   group    of   professional
^'employees has entered into a 'gentle-
n's agreement'   outside the labor
for bargaining with the power au-
One member of the UBC board of
vernors who fully approves of the
ive  toward   unionization   is   Clive
ytle, who, when he is not participat-
in the management of the university
:gh his position on the board, is
stant   secretary-treasurer   of   the
.C. Federation of Labour.
"I'm naturally predisposed to the
view that most people benefit from col-
I lective representation, whether it takes
I the traditional form that I'm involved in
[' day-to-day, or some other form.
| "As far as the faculty is concerned,
it seems to me that it is up to the people
involved to decide what kind of rep-
tesentation they want. The principle as
' I see it is that people have the right to
collective representation and I see administrative bodies as having the duty to
accept that representation and to work
with it as reasonably as they can.
"As a labor man I have always felt
jhat no one should have to subsidize his
|ttmployer by accepting low wages or
poor working conditions," says Lytle.
' What ultimate  direction the  UBC
Faculty Association will take in relations with the administration will likely
be known within the next month. The
issocianon will elect a new executive at
•he beginning of April, and president
JCimbaii says the present officers hope
■that the balloting on unionization will be
jtompie'edby then.
The  apact on university governance
||'^nd financing should be considerable.
If yc ' re walking across campus and
come    cross  a gathering  of disting-
boking gentlemen and ladies
academic gowns and carrying
;gns, you'll know what's hap-
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If you can't lick 'em im the alley, ym <
beat 9em on the ice.
— Conn Simythe.
The regular Mississauga midget 1
league match that Sunday, February||
1973 between Appleword
Cooksville was, from all reports,
usually chippy. Appleword's top fa
ward, Barry Cobby, 16, and Cook
ville's Paul Smithers, 16, had had, astl
saying goes, "something going" bt
tween them all game long. There was
fight, insults, penalties. After the gat
the fight picked up again in the parkin,
lot and Smithers put the boots to Cot
by, who died later in hospital. Smithei
was convicted of manslaughter.
Well, no, that incident didn't tali
place in an alley. But still it did, tragical
ly, epitomize the logical extension oftli
Conn Smythe philosophy of hockei
which (let's be honest) is still the don
inant style of our national game
There's hardly a day goes by witho™
another example, somewhere, of vio
lence in the Canadian game
scoring Vancouver Canucks forwari
Chris Oddleifson suffers a broken,
when punched by Chicago defencemaii
Keith Magnuson, whose hand was in j
cast... Minnesota North Stars forward
Henry Boucha is hospitalized with an
eye injury after being butt-ended witha
stick wielded by Boston Bruins' Davi
Forbes ... and even Bobby'Hull of the
Winnipeg Jets is provoked to protest the
crude   stickwork   being-  laid   on
14 ry :.. vedish linemates, Ulf Nilsson
Ai'-lers   Hedberg   by   opposing
flayers in a brawling match with the San
jjjiego Mariners: "That's not hockey,
j [flat's brutality."
jBut violence   is  only  one  glaring
ptom of the sickness that pervades
American sport and hockey only
most dramatic example of it. The
lem is that sport has come to attract
for the wrong reasons and to give
the wrong social values. Sport
character but, in too many cases,
s the kind of character our society
well do without.
the battle of Waterloo was won on the
Maying fields of Eton.
§   - Duke of Wellington vice-president of the Canadian Lawn
Tennis Association and Canada's top-
ranking woman tennis player in 1960-61
and 1967, Dr. Butt Finn is currently
completing a book on the psychology of
sports (working title: Winner Take
Nothing) in which she argues that the
present approach to sports teaches destructive social values and argues for a
new emphasis on personal competence
and satisfaction in sport.
Dr. Butt Finn, of course, is not alone
at UBC in resisting the adverse
influences of commercialized sport.
Her views coincide with the thinking of
most coaches and physical education
faculty. "Violence in sports should be
done away with period," said Frank
Gnup, former Thunderbird football
coach, now a senior physical education
instructor. "These guys who run the
leagues just don't have the guts to sit
down and say that's it. Hockey is the
main culprit. They're brawling every
chance they get, they say it's part of the
game — that's crap."
Without violence hockey just wouldn't be
the same.
—Clarence Campbell
No one, at least, could ever accuse
U BC of following a win-at-any-cost ath-'
letic philosophy. The athletic emphasis,
despite occasional rumblings by discontented alumni at the lack of a winning
football team, has consistently been
placed on encouraging wide student
participation. "We are very conscious
of the fact that at many universities,
particularly in the U.S., the win-loss
record is the only thing that counts,"
said Dr. Bob Osborne, director of the
school of physical education and recreation. "At UBC we all like to win and we
take pride in winning, but we believe
there is much more to an athletic program than winning."
Dr. Butt Finn's interest in this issue is
rooted in her not altogether pleasant experience in the "artificial, highly competitive, cut-throat" world of the international tennis circuit. It's been customary, of course, to believe that
people who participate in sports become better people but, in Dr. Butt
Finn's view, this now is something of a
comfortable myth. Instead of contributing to the development of more healthy,
well-adjusted personalities, she believes sport too often twists, warps and
produces socially maladjusted personalities. This is glaringly true of many
athletes in contact sports and their attitudes toward violence and aggression.
Nice guys finish last.
— Leo Durocher
Sport can offer an acceptable means
of working off innate aggression. But
some sports — such as boxing, hockey
and football — have come to encourage
rough, violent play over displays of
physical prowess. There's a cult of violence, of aggressive machismo, that has
become acceptable on the rink or the
playing field and (to some, it seems) in
society as well. British Columbians
were treated to a graphic example of
that recently when Mr. Justice Al Mackoff of the B.C. Supreme Court assessed $19,500 in damages against two
(now ex-) B.C. Lions' linemen, Garrett
Hunsperger and Bud Magrum, for their
"savage beating" of three hotel
employees. But there was, everyone
noted, a sense of reluctance to the Lions
executives' belated condemnation.
Through television, the professionals' cult of violence has corrupted the
atmosphere of all sport. Many fans
revel in the violence — even indulge in it
themselves in Grey Cup riots — rather
than the finesse and skill of the players.
And, of course, it filters down to the
amateur leagues where in bantam football the object too often seems to be to
"rack up" the opposing quarterback or
halfback and Sunday morning minor
hockey reproduces the scraps of a particularly brawling Saturday night NHL
"If sport is not cast within the right
value framework on the part of parents
and coaches, where the social
mechanisms that usually restrict aggression aren't working, then you get
violence," said Dr. Butt Finn. "And I
can see the child whose coach says, 'Go
out and get those little bastards, we've
got to win this game', going out and
really laying into an opposing player."
One of the other big problems with
contemporary sport, according to Dr.
Butt Finn, is that because of the terrific
extrinsic rewards professionals receive
— the public adulation, the super-
salaries for superstars — many young
people are attracted to sport be
them, rather than because of
enjoyment. And people whose
on playing as well as they ca
than on simply winning, tend
the sport more, get along bet
i atht'
fellow athletes and to be person llj ^
ter adjusted than those who, pi
are neurotically motivated to
get the external rewards that
When the One Great Scorer come
against your name -
He marks - not that you won or /.•
how you played the game.
— Gramtlairsd Rice
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uc«i i
The neurotically motivated atnletei >
very often a poor loser. She cited, fo n
example, the tennis player who smashed!
his/her racquet on the ground and crtei \ j
and tears his/her hair on losing a match '
This type of person, who often goes into X
competition under the pressure of pet («
sonally needing to win to feel respected ii
by others, in many cases does not be 'j
come personally well-adjusted and, in I
later life, develops emotional or mental j
problems. "Many athletes," she said
"need therapy, unfortunately, and not
This kind of problem is most evident
with professional and international
level amateur athletes. It is commonfoi
these athletes to be ecstatically happy
when they are winning and morbidly depressed when they are losing. As
example of the strange ways this
neuroticism expresses itself, Dr. Butt
Finn cites the case, of former Dallas
Cowboys football player Lance Rent-
zel, a man who always loved the
he-man aura of football but who, when
things went really bad, would expose
himself sexually to young girls.
"In his autobiography, When All tk
Laughter Died in Sorrow, he wrote
about the warped kind of competition
that made him feel he was nothing if the
football went wrong," she s
"Hence he would sort of make the adjustment of trying to expose himself—
they link it back to his experience as a
small boy, that it was a way of regaining
his manhood and feeling he was sil! important."
Coaches and parents, according to
Dr. Butt Finn, are as often a so; ree
these problems as they are of he p and
encouragement. The skating nother,
football father and tennis mother ire
well known figures who, perha.-s be
cause they were only mediocre n the
sport when young, drive their cl ldren
to be the best in order to "reflect v ^11 on
their own frustrated egos." Co. ;hes
similarly, can get involved in the; own
ego-trips, putting heavy demars s on
their athletes and ignoring thei Vtx'
sonal needs and development — ''ince
Lombardi, the hard-driving, win-( -else
football coach was the classic exa ,iple- H
mgby ■
self. '-■
ivin th
suggests UBC Thunderbird
ich Donn Spence, is the occu-
hazard all coaches (and par-
st watch. "The desire to win
•an cloud your view of what's
j wrong and that's a trap all
can fall into at some time or
,e said. "You have to ask your-
\ I doing this for the best of the
i the team, or because I want to
There is more awareness now of
these problems, at least in coaching cir-
'tcles, and some steps are being taken to
1 improve the quality of coaching — no-
Itably in hockey. A Hockey Develop-
j ment Council of Canada has been
^formed to upgrade amateur coaches'
,'knowledge of the teaching of hockey
(1 skills, treatment of injuries, child de-
* velopment and, most important, to en-
* sure that they teach a style of hockey
) that stresses skill and good sportsman-
! ship. UBC Thunderbird hockey coach
Dr. Bob Hindmarch, a member of the
j council, reports that last year $250,000
was spent on training programs  for
' IS,000 coaches  and  he   detects  improvements already in attitudes.
When 1 scored that final goal, I finally
rmliu 4 what democracy was all about.
-   Paul Henderson
o ; scoring the winning goal that won
i c   1972   Canada-Russia   hockey
!? -ies for Team Canada
Eg; trips, neuroticism, violence — to
Susar Butt Finn these are all the detriment, effects of an over-emphasis on
comp ition and winning. Psychological re earch on competition and coop-
, she points out, reveals that
ution tends to make people more
landing, tolerant and honest,
ompetition tends to make people
trie,   aggressive,   authoritarian
and Machiavellian. Our sports scene,
she said, clearly reflects our society and
all its problems — but the growing magnitude and complexity of the problems
will require this to drastically change.
"If 1 had to cast a villain in all this, I
would say that it's the competitive values that we've adopted and which are
encouraged by the economic structure," said Dr. Butt Finn. "As long as
there was enough territory or reward for
everybody so you could have enough
'winners', then that system was all
right, but that isn't true anymore. Competition between people, between companies, between nations is going to lead
us all to suffering. The problems of the
world can only be solved by cooperation, not competition."
The most widespread result of this
sports ethic is that it turns thousands of
young people right off any athletic participation. Dr. Eric Broom, UBC associate professor of physical education
and consultant to the B.C. government
on sport and recreation, points out that
research on sports dropouts shows precisely this. "The kids say they dropped
out because there was too much emphasis on winning, because only the
best got to play and the rest sat on the
bench and because the programs were
so serious there was no fun in them."
"Too many people tend to form the
conclusion that it's an either/or situation," said Dr. Broom. "They say you
can have either mass participation or
excellence. I believe you can have both,
but it takes careful planning."
It's also going to take more leadership
and money from government. Though
to give both the federal government and
the B.C. government their due, they've
been more concerned with improving
sport and recreation in the past few
years than ever before. The question is
whether the commitment is strong
enough and the priorities correct: government policies still, too often, focus
on the visible and the glamorous.
Elementary schools almost totally lack
physical education specialists, smaller
communities are starved for good recreational facilities, life-long individual
sports (e.g., tennis, badminton, squash)
are ignored while no effort or expense is
spared to groom national teams and international level athletes — and, ironically, while millions are spent advertising the importance of fitness. This disparate approach to sports is symbolized
by Montreal's elaborate $600 million
staging of the 1976 Olympics. But the
most hopeful sign in a long while is that
more and more Canadians have come to
realize that the Montreal Olympics will
be less a sports event than a gigantic
ego-trip. □
Former Chronicle editor, Clive Cocking, is a free-lance writer and broadcaster in Vancouver.
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A visit to Tom Wayman's world
Viveca Ohm
Wayman sits waiting for Wayman.
Waiting for the mood to strike so he can
write a poem. He ends up writing a
poem about waiting for the mood to
I sit waiting for the mood to strike so I
can write a story about Tom Wayman,
poet, what kind of guy he is. Thinking,
about him saying, "You're not what
you do... I'm not a Poet* I'm me." And,
more reflectively, in'print,
How small a part of a man's life
his poems are.
How little of the body is there;
what queasiness
his stomach feels, how he burns
with whole chest
for the invisible word.
And then there's that picture on the
back of his first volume — called, appropriately, Waiting for Wayman —
that in some weird way capsulizes my
impressions of the man. In front of a
poster of the mushroom cloud, a
bearded Wayman stands flexing his
bleep, wearing nothing but an inscrutable grin. Right. The world might be
blowing up, but let's not lose track of
the essentials. Besides, we can fix
it... may be.
Actually there isn't anything inscrutable about Wayman — he's as up-front
, telh
,   h
an i
and voluble as you could wish. Even on
the phone at first,' he is terribly concerned that some kind of messy misunderstanding might develop, since the
Vancouver Sun has just run a piece on
the occasion of Wayman receiving a
$5000 Senior Artist grant from the
Canada Council. That writer is also
planning to do a longer article, and he,
Wayman, doesn't want to do anybody
Reassured, he tells me to come over
any time, any time is fine, he's always
home. If not, he'll be over at his
friend's, film-maker Dennis Wheeler,
whom he is helping make a movie about
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I _ n- ers. This is a first for Wayman,
js -ither a movie buff nor what he
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VI\ approach   is   more   journal-
oem obsessed with explaining.
lg, id talking to people. Maybe I'll
t f. Keep my mouth shut with this
is }■ <.ce is a cubbyhole apartment in
iid   -.itsilano block, shared with a
n;>   ed Perry, he met while playing
:yl:   1 down the block, and who also
i d sk piled high with papers. Be-
W yman's desk, you can see Kits
h,   he West End, the mountains.
Mit'sagt-'d place to live, he agrees. You
flan wa'k around, go down to the beach,
'visit friends. Which is how the days go.
J'writing., working when the money runs
,'.0ut — there was a truck factory and a
] jstint in construction and demolition —
, Writing again when the unemployment
'insurance   comes   in.   Occasionally
something happens, like another poetry
> Collection being published or an unusu-
e > ally senior grant for a 29-year old poet
'with two books under his belt — at
Which   time   a   reporter   or   two
/materializes to note it down.
*; He talks fast, eagerly, wryly. Offers
|, coffee, whips out a plate of leftover
^Christmas cookies he and his lady have
: "o-d'd on, but help yourself." You get
' (the impression he's about to spring up
uuit of his chair, a tremendous sense of
ijenergy. "People have asked me if I'm
*;onspeed...I didn't get one teaching job
|1 applied for because they thought I was
on speed." He laughs.
Wayman is not an introspective poet.
No symbol-laden soul-searching, no
personal mythologies". That's perfectly valid, he acknowledges, but it
isn't how he happens to see the world.
His territory is the here-and-now. Not
ven memories, a personal Past that can
be picked at and sampled thread by
thread, interest him much.
Yes, he had a childhood, spent first in
Ontario where he was born, but mostly
in B.C., and parents. A father who was
a chemical engineer and read poetry to
his two sons, and who remains someone
Wayrmin can share his poems with. And
there were four years at U BC getting an
honours English degree. Summers
spent ■ -.n the Vancouver Sun, winters on
the Uivssey, of which he was editor the
last y ar. Writing classes with Earle
Birne1-,, who was "tremendously en-
thusia tic about our work, and didn't
waste line beating us over the head for
writir, in the limits of our age. He could
enjoy    wide range of poetry."
Bat.' in the here-and-now, "The
world -s still a pretty exciting place to
s very ordinariness is enough to
ood for poems. You drink beer
>ur friends and exchange stories
ie-fighting up north or the death
•in in your logging outfit. You
t on your political theories, you
with ■
cf a
hassle out your eligibility with the UIC,
you fill out a thousand forms. You make
love, you eat, you go hiking up to Cape
Scott and recognize your landscape
again. Newspaper items sadden or infuriate you, your car needs repairs ... all
this is the Present, what Wayman calls
the Country of Everyday.
...the citizen sees treason is the
of anything outside the rooms
the body lives in.
(And) ...Treason is also
to believe in another time than
this one.
"It's not meant as a prescription,"
Wayman says, "but it seems to me if
you're going to live in the here-and-
now, this is what there is, and if you
want to build a better world, you don't
escape into the kinds of things that I and
everybody else tries to escape to, like
drugs, mysticism, travel, drinking... .what I'm trying to argue is that by
taking a real good look at what you have
right here, that's the first step in changing it."
- The Country of Everyday is far from
perfect, and while Wayman admits,
"I'm like everybody else, I like to have
a good time...get stoned, feel good,"
there is a lot he would change. The
economic structure for starters. "What
a person has to do to survive, how goods
would be exchanged, what kinds of
communities we want. I have my own
vision, but I expect other people to have
theirs too."
Wayman did his share of campus
politicking and demonstrating when
that was at its peak in the late 60s. Between 1966 and 1968 he was at the University of California at Irvine, taking a
master's degree in English and writing,
and gathering poems that leave a flavour
of that era in his first book.
Poems like "The Dow Recruiter."
"The Projected Poems of LBJ." "For
the American Deserter." Poignant,
both-sides-of-the-banner statements.
Or acerbically funny ones like "Picketing Supermarkets":
Because all this food is grown
in the store
do not take the leaflet.
Cabbages, broccoli and
are raised at night in the aisles.
Milk is brewed in the rear storage
Beef produced in vats in the
Do not take the leaflet...
In California he was also learning
about writing in a way that nothing since
could equal. He describes the intense
workshop program at Irvine in glowing
terms, "It was a triple-barrelled boost,
there'd be visiting writers like Creely
and Bly doing readings, coming to parties that night, holding workshops the
next afternoon... it was a very intense
communion with, other writers, and
those are the people I've stayed in touch
with." When teaching writing, he tried
to run his classes the way Earle Birney
had, years earlier.
The following year he was instructor
in English and writing at Colorado State
University. He was not asked back, as
he was a "troublemaker", always trying to improve things with "petitions
and so forth" : as "Getting Fired" tells
Wayman, I like you in a way.
1 don't agree with you of course
and I'm not sure you belong
Back in Vancouver, Wayman's politics took on a more mundane caste. Unions, the odd organization that left him
disenchanted, the necessity of selling
your time to put groceries on the table.
The last is something Wayman still
doesn't accept.
"I think it's an injustice anyone has to
work...Canada is rich enough to support the people, therefore it owes you
certain things, or you wouldn't be in it.
You find very few patriots in a welfare
"At the same time," he admits, "I'm
talking, to you as -a person living on
Canada Council grants...which are a
high class form of welfare."
But whether it's marking high school
essays or assembling truck parts,
Wayman's Joe-jobs have obviously
contributed something positive to his
scope and his poems. That kind of ambiguity runs through it all. While on the
one hand most job structures are "a
great waste of human potential," on the
other, there is an acceptance that this is
the way things are, even a sense of
Beside every dazzling image,
each line
desperate to search the
are the thousand hours someone
is spending
watching ordinary television.
For every poet who considers
the rhythm
of the word "dark" and the
word "darkness"
a crew is balancing high
on the grid
of a new warehouse roof, gingerly
taking the first load of
hauled thirty feet up to them.
"The celebration comes out of a feel-
ing'that no matter how awful it is, this is
the way the world gets built every day.
We have coffee, somebody else transports it, somebody else unpacks it...so
you have a sense of the working man
building the world each day afresh. So
that's a marvelous thing. It all gets
done, if in a haphazard way, that's
something to celebrate, just amazing to
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"The dichotomy between th
ing world and writing isn't to
that one is good and the other !
they're both parts of the world
are also something people do,
think it's any more or less valua
other kinds of jobs.
"But the bitterness is real too'
Wayman can tell you how
A man who applies for somet nr\
turns into a piece ofpapei
There is never a place for hu i
to describe
how heavy his head weighs i-
his hand.
No one is really this flat or
this thin....
"Some   people   have   called
poems hysterical, shrill. If that'1-
want to work it out of them. Ther
great tradition of whining and comr.
ing about yourself in art, or about|
world at large, but to complain
ifically about certain jobs or Cant
example, that doesn't go down for s
"No,    I.   don't    think    I'm
idealist...don't  you   think things
going to get better?"...he asks in
prise, and quickly points out the wayf
which they already have.
One of these is the women's mc
ment, which Wayman sees as "a
mendous gift. Suddenly half the hu
race stopped being mysterious and I
came people. That had never been cli
to me before, women were always mi
terious, elusive beings. But when su
denly half the people alive make sens
well, you can see what a tremendous g
that is....when I write about womi
now, it's trying to deal with some
those discoveries."
That's for the next book. Thouj  j-
Wayman's poems had appeared injoi   ■'
nals and anthologies in both the U.
and Canada, it wasn't until 1973 th
McClelland  &   Stewart  brought
Waiting for Wayman.  That wps f<
lowed the next year by For andAqain
the Moon: Blues,   Yells &  Ch.tckl
(Macmillan) and for 1975, Montv at
Rain: Tom Wayman Live is on the waj
Prolific though he may be, W- ymi
has no fears of burning himself ot t,
much more of "repeating myself. ' If!
follows a model, it is Pablo N rud
whom he admires, and who wrote reg
larly every day. But Wayma i aj
preaches his typewriter more \ ith
sense of play, "the way in Zen yo; hai
to give up to get."
Has he ever gone through < ie
those agonizing writers' droughts *
"No." Adding enthusiast) all)
"But that would be an interesting thin
to do!" □
Viveca Ohm, BA '69, is currently < i T<
ronto, hard at work on her st con
20  cirv
has ;
it Wi
our j
i and recommendation to the
jf management.
e of the decisions are hard
for me anyway", says Char-
While the fund has never
down a project or request that
ed all the criteria and had the
al of the board of manage-
'ifwe ever reached that stage,
Id be a matter of establishing
■ orities. We would have to be
s. As times change, needs
and we would have to look at
ms of reference."
i  Murray itaKenzie
For Murray McKenzie, BASc'58,
wot' sng on the alumni fund was a
chai e to learn what the alumni as-
soc; !ion and fund raising were all
/en when I was on campus
teat mg commerce after finishing
my i BA at Stanford, the alumni as-
soc. ion was just a thing that sent
me i tices every year. I didn't know
'vh£ was going on but I was generally jhous to learn." And he was
iec<- 'ive to a suggestion from Gerry
Mci   tvin that he get involved.
erry cornered me at a dinner
and sefore the cocktail hour was
oyei 5 knew a lot about the alumni
At Stanford he had seen what an
important role a dynamic fund raising campaign could play. "It turned
the whole university around." So
armed with a general interest in
financing he joined as deputy to
McGavin in 1968, moving up to head
the fund the following year.
"1 learned that the fund raising
hadn't always been as good as it
could have been." The Resources
Council was just getting underway
and the alumni fund was getting on
track under Scotty's direction. "Really what I realized was that there
had been a lack of a positive, aggressive financial planning program."
As a personal goal he tried to continue the momentum that the fund
seemed to have gained under
McGavin and his predecessor, John
Williams, BCom '58. "I was impressed by what they had achieved.
Taking something relatively dormant and multiplying it by three or
four times in the space of a couple of
What about the future? He feels
that the answer may be in flexible
funds — not all tied to a major project
— so that current needs can be met.
And as the fund knows, those needs
are always there.
(those received unallocated by the
donor) — as determined by the allocations committee within its terms of
The following is a review of the highlights of additional UBC Alumni Fund
grants in aid of campus programs:
• $1,250 to sponsor the annual campus
visit of the Vancouver Symphony;
• $4,500 to the Crane Library to purchase the amazing electronic OPTA-
CON, a special reading device for blind
• $500 to the Chronicle Creative Writing Contest for students;
• $5,000 to the Men's Athletic Committee;
• The annual commitment for the U BC
Alumni Bursary Fund raised from
$15,400 to $20,400;
• $5,000 supplement to the above making a total of $25,400;
• $4,500 to the Women's Athletic
• $12,000 to the President's Alumni
Student Assistance Fund over and
above the commitment of $10,000.
• $2,000 for the performing arts, UBC
School of Music concert series;
• $2,000 to the Dean of Graduate
Studies' student aid fund;
• $635 to the School of Physical Education Undergraduate Society for a health
conference project.
The fund also co-ordinated and conducted special campaigns for: the
Forestry Grad Class project; the Lionel
Stevenson Memorial Book Fund; and
the Men's Big Block Club. Almost
$5,000 was raised in the interest of these
three projects.
The alumni fund was instrumental in
raising, from private sources, $7,500 in
support of the production of the
memoirs of Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie,
president emeritus of UBC.
The following are the major annual
commitments of the Alumni Fund:
Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie Alumni
Scholarship Fund
In honour of former UBC president Dr.
N.A.M. MacKenzie, 64 regional scholarships of $350 each awarded annually
to B.C. students proceeding from grade
12 to UBC.
UBC Alumni Bursary Fund
A minimum of $20,400 provided annually for bursaries to qualified students
beginning or continuing attendance at
UBC and who are graduates of B.C.
secondary schools.
John B. Macdonald Alumni Bursaries
In honour of former UBC president
John B. Macdonald, 16 bursaries of
$350 each awarded annually to qualified
and needy students entering UBC from
B.C. regional colleges.
23 The Plus
That Makes
The Pifference
The UBC Alumni Fund is really most
fortunate. It has nearly 10,000 volunteers helping it to be the plus that makes
the difference on the UBC campus.
Of course the great majority — in a
record number this year — are the
donors who make the work of the fund
possible. But equally important are the
volunteer alumni who direct the fund's
activities and then turn around and give
out the proceeds.
"We're extremely grateful for the
continuing support of the fund that has
come from our alumni," said I. C. (Scotty) Malcolm, director of the alumni
fund. "We feel that the success of the
fund has been in the consistency of the
support it has received from alumni. On
behalf of the entire fund committee I
want to express our thanks and appreciation for this support."
The area that receives the largest
amount of alumni support through designated gifts or "free funds" allocated
by the allocations committee is awards
and scholarships. Last year this total
was over $81,000.
"To the best of my knowledge," said
Malcolm, "UBC alumni, by direct
commitment, make the largest scholarship contribution of any university in
North America." As a result the
number of financial awards to students
increased to over 300, a record number.
Another important aspect of the
fund's activities is its participation in
the other fund raising projects on campus, including the capital campaigns.
Each year the fund, as a service to these
campaigns, reports the total annual giving of all alumni to the university.
Fund appeals are planned by the volunteers with the advice and guidance of
the fund director. The cost of running
the fund — this year $36,900 — is borne
by the alumni association budget. This
pays for clerical salaries and the cost of
printing and mailing informational
brochures and receipts. All of the fund
material is developed by the association
staff and is printed at the association
A very important point to note is that
none of the money donated to the fund is
used to defray operational costs. Every
dollar is used as designated by the
donors — or in the case of "free funds"
The VoBunteers;
Paul HazeSl
"I had been thinking for a long time
about making a contribution, as a
volunteer, to the university. Sometimes it just takes one little thing to
get you going. In my case it was
Gerry McGavin, fund chairman in
1968, who said 'you don't have to do
this but....' and in the spring of 19721
became deputy chairman of the
Working with the fund presented
Paul Hazell, BCom'60, with an "opportunity to reorient" himself to the
university and the campus. He says
that a "surprising number of people
want to make a contribution as a volunteer worker to the university".
but don't know how to becorru involved. "They also don't realize the
value of themselves as voluntee,
both the association and the uni
One small note of frustration i:
alumni work: "Protocol is a s<
bling block. The university is p
ically inclined and if you're ar
novator you soon learn that then are
borders beyond which you d in't
tread." But he sees hope. "Pe pie
are beginning to question things ;ike
In outlining the three levels of l.elp
given by the fund under its term; of
reference, student academic iid,
special student oriented projects ind
"somewhat reluctantly" bricks und
mortar projects, he points out the assistance that graduates, through the
fund, give in campus capital campaigns, and in one other often-
forgotten area.
"There have been campus campaigns that wouldn't have gotten off
the ground without the grads. In
many cases — especially B.C. —
they are the ones in the corporations
that make the decision to help."
Without such large corporate donations it might have been hard to attain those objectives.
Charlotte Warren
It's an eye opener, being on the giving out side, is how Charlotte Warren, BCom'58, describes her work
on the allocations committee of the
For 10 years prior to the fall of
1972 she served the cause of women's athletics on the campus, as
the alumnj representative on the
women's athletics committee. The
activities of the WAC have received
considerable support from the fund
over the years and as Charlotte says,
"I think Scotty Malcolm thought 1
had asked for enough money an.l it
was time that 1 did a bit of worl.."
She joined the committee in 1972 nd
is chairing the group for 1974-75.
She finds her work on the f nd
"most satisfying". "We have a > :al
cross-section of people — fores' y,
law, education, sports, travel. '< oo
many people are too involved in tl dr
own little niches and don't see a ;y-
thing else. I'm being purely sel; sh
but it is the people that make it or
Requests to the fund, regard! ss
of the source, are all first researd ed
by Scotty Malcolm, wearing lis
other hat as executive secretary to
the allocations committee. His fadings come to the committee for <. is- N      / /•
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Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie American
Alumni Scholarships and Bursaries
Ten scholarships and/or bursaries of
$500 each, established by the Friends of
UBC, Inc. (U.S.A.), as a tribute to
former UBC president Dr. N.A.M.
MacKenzie, available annually to students who are residents of the United
States and who are beginning or continuing studies at UBC. Preference
given to sons or daughters of alumni.
Daniel M. Young Memorial Scholarship
Established by the Friends of UBC Inc.
(U.S.A.) in memory of the late Daniel
M. Young, BA'52, an annual $500 scho-
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larship awarded to a student from the
United States who is beginning or continuing studies at UBC.
Stanley T. Arkley Scholarship in
Established in 1972 by the alumni association in, honour of Stanley T.
Arkley, BA'25, for his long and dedicated service to the university and the
Friends of UBC Inc. (U.S.A.), an annual $500 scholarship awarded to a student in librarianship.
Harry Logan Memorial Scholarship
In memory of the late Harry T. Logan
for his long and distinguished service to
UBC as a professor of classics and active member of the university community, an annual $500 scholarship awarded
to a student entering fourth year studies
with good academic standing, achievement in sport and participation in other
student activities.
There was music to munch by when the
Vancouver Symphony came to campus
with Kazuyoshi Akiyama conducting.
Over 3,000 students heard the free
concert made possible by an alumni
fund grant.
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A $4,500 grant allowed the Cn, ie
library for the blind to purchas an
OPTACON. Judy Thiele, BA' •?,
BLS'71, who is blind and a me, ibei} \
the library staff, uses the OPT A "Y)JV| ?^a£
"read" a printed book. As she >assts j: 'A '
the sensing device over the page tiea^'
the letters which are then trans, <>nei
electronically back to the unit w, pie^
outline of each letter is indicate* onkt \(
hand by something like a comp ct bn $
of blunt nails. With practice sti knts
using the OPTACON will be a, le to
read up to 125 words per minut .
UBC Nursing Division Alumni
Association Scholarships
A scholarship of $500 is given a.m
to a student entering third-yeai of
nursing program and a $250 schcl
is awarded annually to a studem entei
ing the second year. Established by
nursing division of the UBC A
Association, these awards are made
the basis of academic  standing,
monstrated potential for nursing
financial circumstances.
The UBC Alumni Association
President's Fund
Established 8 years ago the President!
Fund receives a minimum of $10,01   ^£
annually. The money is an "in trust"   *n
arrangement and provided to the President of UBC for use at his discretion ft
support a wide range of special univer-   8r:
sity projects. F1
Dr. F.F. Wesbrook Memorial
Lectureship Fund
To honour the memory of Dr. Wesbrook, the alumni association estab- ,.
lished an annual honorarium up to a
maximum of $1,000 to be used by the
Faculty of Medicine in consultation
with the other faculties in health sciences to bring to the campus each year
an outstanding person in health sciences.
In addition to the annual commitments, the Alumni Fund actively participated in, and with the exception of
the Leslie Wong Memorial, accepted
full responsibility in co-operation with
the principals for organizing the: ppeals
which established the following continuing awards:
Frank Noakes Memorial Fund
A fund to provide bursaries to st idents
in electrical engineering, establi- hedin
memory of the late Dr. Frank r 'oakes
of the electrical engineering 'apartment.
John Owen Memorial Athletic A* ard
As a memorial to long-time UBC rainei
' 'Johnnie" Owen, an annual $250 award
is made to a student with good st holas-
tic standing who has demonstrate d outstanding service in the Student A :hleW
Training Program or whose pat dcipa-
24 j tion ii
extramural athletics merits the
' Jacob    ;eJy Scholarship
A $3*'- annual scholarship made to a
i poultr science student in recognition of
\ 'profe!- -r Jacob Biely's contribution to
>poultr;  -cience at UBC.
•Kit 1VF 'dn Scholarship
lionet ;ng  the  memory  of the   late
Christ^ -»her (Kit) Malkin, a first-class
> \onow , graduate in zoology, an annual
$500 a! ard made to an outstanding stu-
, 'dent in the biological sciences who is
"deserving of financial assistance.
^Panhellenic Association and Inter
(fraternity Council Bursary Fund
';/An annual bursary of $50 provided to an
^undergraduate in any year and faculty
* -'-- is in need of financial assistance.
ood Lett Memorial Scholarship
annual $1,500 scholarship awarded
a student who most fully displays the
^all-round qualities exemplified by the
late  Chief  Justice   Sherwood   Lett,
^Chancellor of UBC from 1951-57.
fLeslie G.J. Wong Memorial Scholarship
memory of the late Professor Leslie
Wong of the commerce faculty, an annual scholarship is awarded to a
graduate student working at the master's or doctoral level in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration.
George S. Allen Memorial Scholarship
As a memorial to Dr. George S. Allen,
distinguished teacher, administrator
and scientist, a fund from which the an-
ual income of about $400 is awarded
annually as a scholarship for graduate
study in the fields of fire science or silviculture.
Mack Eastman United Nations
An annual prize of $100, given in memory of Dr. S. Mack Eastman, is available to students in the university. This
prize is awarded for the best essay on
an issue current in the United Nations
or any of the affiliated organizations.
Marjorie J. Smith Memorial Fund
This ft'ad was instituted by the School
ofSoc.il Work and the B.C. Association o Social Workers as a suitable
memo;;a! to a former director of the
school It is for the purpose of financing
Period : lectures of eminent scholars
and le..- iers in the field of social work.
The Stt.'thern California UBC Alumni
Schola- ;hip
Asch« mi-ship of $500, gift of the Southern C;- jfornia UBC alumni, is offered,
jwith p: ;• fere nee in the following order,
to a ste .lent (a) whose home is in South
ern California; (b) whose home is in the
United States; (c) at the discretion of
the university. The award will be made
on the basis of academic standing, personal qualities, and needs.
Frank Forward Memorial Fund
In memory of Frank A. Forward and in
honour of his long and distinguished
career as both faculty member and department head in metallurgy, these
scholarships, in the amount of $500, will
be awarded to students entering the
second year in metallurgy. It is expected that two such scholarships will
be available, and the award will be made
on the basis of academic ability and interest in the field of metallurgy, on recommendation of a committee chaired
by the head of the department of metallurgy.
The 1975 UBC Alumni Fund campaign is about to begin, concentrating as
before on raising money to aid students
or student oriented projects on campus.
A flexible source of funds on campus
has always been greatly needed. The
university is moving in new directions in
the community bringing in even more
students, part-time students, mature
students and senior students. This
means that the support of alumni is
going to continue increasing in importance as a contribution to the educational life of UBC'students with even
greater demands being made of it....
And all this means that the alumni fund
chairman is going to be looking for even
more volunteers in 1975 — of both
kinds. □
Furael Exeeutiwe
Dr. Mickey McDowell, '69, Chairman
Paul L. Hazell, '60, Past Chairman
Allan D. Thackray, '58,
Deputy Chairman
Charlotte L.V. Warren, '58, Allocations
E. Roland Pierrot, '64
Charles D. Campbell, '71,
Alfred T. Adams
Harry J. Franklin, '49
Susan Jamieson MeLarnon, '65
Ian C. Malcolm, '35 (W)
Friends ©ff UBC Inc.
Francis M. Johnston, '53, President
Stanley T. Arkley, '25, Vice-President
Robert J. Boroughs, '39, Treasurer
Nora Oitenberg, '48
Frederick L. Brewis, '49
Cliff Mathers, '23
Dr. Richard A. Montgomery, '40
Ian C. Malcolm, '35 (W)
Charlotte L.V. Warren, '58, Chairman
James F. McWilliams, '53
John R.P. Powell, '45
Brenton D. Kenny, '56
Donald MacKay, '55
Paul L. Hazell, '60
Dr. Mickey McDowell, '69
Allan D. Thackray, '58
Harry J. Franklin, '49
Ian C. Malcolm, '35 (W)
(A report of alumni giving to the University of British Columbia from April 1, 1974
to February 28, 1975. These are interim figures. The fiscal year for the university is
April 1st to March 31st and a final report will be issued after March 31, 1975).
Direct Appeals — STUDENT AID ONLY
UBC Alumni Fund and Friends
of UBC (U.S.A.)
Building Funds*
(In co-operation with the University
Resources Council)
Agricultural Sciences Building Fund
Geological Sciences Centre Fund
Law Building Fund
1974 Graduating Class**
Cross Credit from UBC Finance Dept.
Other Gifts***
* Cash and payment on pledges .
** Major 1974 graduating class beneficiaries were the Museum of Anthropology,
the Engineering Urban Bus project, and the UBC Day Care Centre #2.
*** Other gifts represent a multiplicity of areas, where the alumnus contributes
directly to the faculty or school related to a specific project. These gifts are
considered in lieu of donating to either the UBC Alumni Fund or the Friends of
UBC (U.S.A.) and includes larger gifts such as one for $5,000, one for $3,000, one
for $2,000 and two for $1,500.
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■ long many things, the
RIUMF installation (left)
'        derground Sedgewick library
ding the group back to SUB
is Basil Stuart-Stubbs, (left),
librarian, followed closely hy
Vallace, MLA, Eileen Dailly,
f education and dean of
»r. George Volkoff (right).
3 Sedgewick tour, Peter
4LA, (above, left) and Ken
i • : (ner, alumni first vice-president
■ in  I   a quick check for a few facts.
kAjC c.nd Alumni Host
^iLA 'Jay/75
t'.'ivoiN si" British Columbia's legislature
6o: a Jj.,o look at the university in January
when they were guests at MLA Day/75, an
event co-sponsored by the alumni association and the university.
It was a crowded day for the 18 visitors,
who included the Hon. Eileen Dailly, minister of education, Bill Bennett, leader of the
Social Credit party and Dr. Scott Wallace of
the Progressive Conservatives. After a short
welcome from the chancellor, Mr. Justice
Nathan Nemetz and the dean of pharmaceutical sciences, Dr. Bernard Reidel, substituting for an ailing president, Walter Gage,
and a brief introduction to the university by
the registrar,.lack Parnell, everyone boarded
the buses for a tour of the campus. Stops
along the way included the Instructional Resources Centre, health sciences, TRIUMF,
the new dairy research barn, the university
model and Sedgewick library.
At a luncheon in the Student Union Building, many of the alumni scholarship and bursary winners were on hand to meet their
MLAs. After lunch, alumni first vice-
president, Ken Brawner, introduced Dr.
Douglas Kenny, the president-designate and
Gordon Blankstein, AMS president, who
both addressed the gathering— Kenny on his
goals during his term as president and Blankstein on the role and contribution of UBC's
students. The windup to the luncheon was
provided by the student musical society with
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1. Spend a lazy day beside the ocean at Spanish Banks near Vancouver. 2. Visit
the Williams Lake Stampede. Cattle country—where dozens of rodeos ride
through the summer. 3. Fort Steele, once a Gold Rush boom town, growing
old gracefully in the East Kootenays. 4. Vancouver's Gastown, the cobblestone heart of a big new city. If you think you'd like to stay at home this year
we'll send you a lot more pictures and information. Write: British Columbia
Department of Travel Industry, 1019 Wharf Street, Victoria, V8W 2Z2. Or
see your local travel agent.
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versity senate.
This year, as a result of changes in the
niversities Act the number of convocation
was reduced to four from the previous total of 15. Also removed from the membership rolls were the three representatives
previously appointed by the alumni board of
Those elected to three year terms were:
Mr. Justice John C. Botick, BA'54, LLB'58,
[former Vancouver lawyer now a member of
he B.C. Supreme Court. This will be his first
erm on senate; Beverly McCorkell Field,
JA'42, a past president of the alumni associ-
ition and a current member of senate; Betsy
Jreer Lane, BA'49, currently a member of
senate and a former member of the Canada
Council; and Gordon A. Thorn, BCom'56,
MEd'7!, (MBA, Maryland), principal of
B.C.I.T. and a current member of senate.
Until the recent change-over in the mem-
whip of the board of governors, which now
ixcludes direct representation from senate,
Mrs. Field and Ben Trevino, LLB'59 served
as mem hers of the board. At the December
meeting of senate President Walter Gage
saluted ihe contributions of Mrs.Field and
rreyinc saying they had served "with distinction". "I want to express my greatest
thanks .nd gratitude to them... they have
given si -, vice far beyond anything that you
can exr- ct from most people."
The v -iole question of alumni or convocation ref esentation on senate is going to
»me u; dgain at the April meeting of senate.
•he nev act has provision to allow senate to
'ncreast <ts membership and Gordon Thorn,
it the I: cember meeting presented a notice
m motii i recommending that the number of
ion senators be increased byl 1. He
ut the previous strong participation
and in the community by convoca-
iors and the fact that most of the
enate is done at the committee level
pon se.
It was the Yankee Doodle Dandy,
George M. Cohan, that greeted alumni
at the gala opening in Victoria of
Mussoc's "George M." (Top) Bill
Houghton, as George, and the student
cast met the alumni - including Davis
Carey, BSF'40 and Dorothy Ingram
Carey, BA '30 (above) at a reception
after the final curtain.
— with only four representatives the effectiveness of the alumni contribution is
definitely limited.
New Directions for
Alumni Irawei Program
The UBC Alumni Travel Program is growing and going north and south*...
In addition to the regular program offerings of the past two years — Hawaii, Mexico
and Disneyland, California — the alumni
travel program is moving into the area of
special interest tours hosted by some of the
outstanding members of the university community.
The first of these is planned for August 6,
1975 when the deluxe Sun Princess leaves
Vancouver on an eight-day voyage up the
Inside Passage of the B.C. coast to Alaska.
Along the way the ship will call at several
ports and you'll visit old gold-rush towns
and Indian villages. The on-board hosts of
the tour, Dr. Harry Hawthorn and Mrs. Audrey Hawthorn are both experts in the area
of west coast Indian culture. Dr. Hawthorn
is internationally known for his writings on
the native peoples of Canada and particularly
the west coast. He is a professor of an-
President's message
The last day of June of this year will bring
to an end six years of my involvement as a
member and officer of the board of management of the alumni association. Over
the course of those years an increasing
number of alumni have become aware of
my role in the association and have communicated to me their perception of the
association — an organization dedicated
almost exclusively to fund-raising.
This image creates its own message —
Few of our alumni are aware of our
government relations program, which in
January coordinated a day-long campus
visit by members of the provincial legislature. Over the past two years we have had
discussions with provincial and civic
governments on subjects as diverse as the
safety of campus access roads, the development of the University Endowment
Lands and the financing of B.C. universities. We prepared and presented a brief
on university governance (as input to the
revision of the Universities Act) and have
proposed qualified candidates to fill positions in the governing structure created
by the new act.
Following the announcement that Dr.
Douglas Kenny is to succeed Dr. Walter
Gage as president of UBC, on June 30,
1975, we sponsored speaking engagements for Dr. Kenny in Kelowna and
Kamloops. This not only gave Dr. Kenny
an opportunity to visit communities and
educational facilities throughout the
province but also gave alumni outside
Vancouver a chance to meet the
president-designate. More of these trips
are planned for later this spring.
The association was most active in
providing publicity for the first UBC
senior scholars' program — almost 500
senior citizens signed up — in the 1974
summer session. This program, which
has been cited as an example at other
Canadian universities, provided tuition-
free courses for senior citizens from both
the regular summer session offerings and
other special interest courses created
especially for this program.
In the area of student aid we have allocated funds to the Alumni Bursary Fund
for the assistance of part-time students.
We believe this to be a first in Canada. !
could continue to tell you about other
areas of our involvement ranging from the
sponsorship of outstanding speakers such
as Ralph Nader, to hosting a reception
honouring our scholarship and bursary
winners, to the continuing publication of
the Chronicle. Clearly, however, it is
beyond the limits of this short note to
include everything.
Alumni identification with the efforts
of the UBC Alumni Fund is a tribute to
the fine efforts of volunteers and staff in
this area. Their job of communication has
been a successful one. What is required is
clear — we must increase our communication so that alumni will make equal
identification with the other activities of
the association.
That task lies ahead.
Chuck Campbell, BA'7
29 thropology at UBC and former director of
the UBC Museum of Anthropology. Mrs.
Hawthorn is curator of the UBC Museum of
Anthropology — with its outstanding collection of native artifacts, and author of one of
the definitive works on west coast Indian art.
You'll have a chance to meet the Hawthorns and your fellow passengers at a reception on board the Sun Princess in July. During the voyage you can indulge yourself in
some luxurious living and learn about the
culture and arts of the coastal  tribes.
A note on the accommodation aboard
ship: All cabins are in the first class category
with private facilities, multichannel radio,
telephones and individually controlled air-
conditioning — but there is a range of choices
within the accommodations allocated for the
UBC tour. For best choice early reservations are advised.
While spring is almost here, it's not too
early for pessimistic golfers to think of the
rain and snow that will probably keep them
from their rounds in darkest January and
February, 1976. Do not despair! Next year
could be different. Frank Gnup, long-time
coach of the Thunderbirds football team and
incumbent golf team coach is leading an expedition to the Hawaiian Islands to play
some golf and enjoy the sun. The accommodation will be excellent, with plenty of opportunity to enjoy the island life. Bring your golf
clubs — and don't forget your tennis racquet.
Full details on the entire '75-'76 travel
program will appear in the June Chronicle.
For further information on the travel program contact the alumni office, 6251 NW
Marine Dr., Vancouver B.C. V6T 1A6,
(228-3313). (* Now we're just waiting for the
east and west programs — something for
every one is the motto.)
Consider the
Stability & Securltf
a residential school can
offer your daughter
Residential School for Girls
Junior & Senior Grades — 6 to 12
University Entrance Programs stressed.
For  information & colour brochure apply:
Headmistress, Strathcona Lodge School,
Shawnigan Lake, B.C.   (604)^743-5582
Among the alumni and friends
who gathered to meet president-
designate Douglas Kenny
in Los Angeles were (above, left
to right) Jim Willis, Myrtle Steele and
Dorothy Taylor, BA '70.
Itchy Feet?
Try Contact Canada
Anyone at your house, aged 18 to 23, with a
yen to visit another part of Canada this summer?
If so, they should investigate the Contact
Canada program of the secretary of state
department. International House on UBC
campus is the B.C. information centre for
the youth exchange program. In other areas
of the country inquiries should be directed
to the Contact Canada program, 130 Slater
Street, Ottawa K1A 0M5.
Each program runs for three weeks and
includes a home stay, an educational session
and a camping trip. The final event of all the
programs is a visit to Ottawa that brings together all the participating groups from the
nine regional areas. The purpose of the program is to encourage greater insight in the
geographic, historic, economic and cultural
features of an area of Canada that is completely new to them.
The price is right. The only cost to the
participant is $25, excluding personal expenses, and the cost of transportation to the
site of the program. Contact Canada pays the
rest, including the fare home. Really you
can't afford to refuse such an offer	
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Dr. Douglas Kenny, the preMik'. £■■,
designate, expects to be in Prince tico:^/
near the end of April and in the \U-j--
Kootenays in mid-May. Alumni ii. th^:i';:
areas will receive, in due course and the |V-j'.'
office willing, invitations to meet Dr. He:., f;
while he is visiting their part of B.C.        *■
California alumni turned out to nuMi D };•
Kenny and Chancellor Nathan Nenci/ ;■*
February on their visits to San Francisuvir ;t!
Los Angeles. They were accompamal >' [
Harry Franklin, executive director oi u«.
alumni association. □
Notice is hereby given that the
Annual Meeting of the UBC
A!umni Association wil! be r aid at
the hour of 8:00 p.m. on Mc iday,
May 26s 1975 at Cecil Greer Park,
6251 N.W. Marine Drive
For further information cal! :he
Alumni Office, 228-331?
Harry Franklin
Executive Director
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After nearly 50 years of close association
with engineering students at UBC, Walter H.
Gage, BA'25, MA'26, LLD'58, has been
presented with an honorary life membership
in the Association of Professional Engineers
of B.C. Dr. Gage, President of UBC, becomes one of only two honorary life members.
John A.R. Wilson, BA'32, MA'39 (EdD,
Oregon State), has had two books published
in the past year: the second edition of
Psychological Foundations of Learning and
Teaching, and Psychology of Reading
Foundations of Instruction... His wife, Nora
Mains Wilson, BA'32, who earned the first
M A in education granted at the University of
California, Santa Barbara in 1965, retired recently after teaching Latin, French and English for 20 years at a Santa Barbara high
school... The millionth volume acquired by
the library at U.C, Santa Barbara, was accepted last year by Donald C. Davidson,
BA'33, (MA, PhD, Berkeley)... After a long
and varied career as chemist-bacteriologist,
soldier-diplomat and business manager,
George J. Okulitch, BSA'33, MSA'35, has
retired. He worked 42 years for the Fraser
Valley Milk Producers' Association, Canada's second largest dairy cooperative. Following the war, in which he served as a military attache in Russia, his birth place, he
helped design a new electroplated, lacquered
evaporated milk can which saved the
F.V.M.P.A. $186,000 a year... Recently
elected president of the American Society of
Golf Course Architects is Geoffrey S. Cornish, BSA'35. His firm has 150 design layouts in play or scheduled to open this year in
Canada, the U.S. and Europe... A Boeing
747 air crash in Nairobi, Kenya last fall,
dramatically launched a one month tour of
Africa for Edmund Scolder, BASc'36, and
his wife Elinor of Seattle. They were among
98 survivors of the accident which claimed 59
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Clare Buckland
The time: 10 a.m. The Place: your apartment. The routine dirty dishes and
household drudgery faces you. The cast:
you and your tiny tot(s). Your husband is
away at work. You haven't seen any of
your friends for ages. The atmosphere:
lonely, depressed, restless, isolated.
The time: anytime. The place: Family
Place, 2521 Dunbar St., Vancouver. The
cast: Three full time non-professional
persons, a two-thirds time coordinator, a
half-time consultant, many young
mothers of all ages and marital connections (no questions asked), many young
tots and an occasional young father. The
atmosphere: cheerful, organized, warm.
Drop in sometime and have a chat with
Clare Buckland, BA'35, the half-time
consultant—a bright, busy, determined
woman. She returned to university for
her PhD in adult education in 1967 after
30 years absence from formal academic
life. All because she realized that families
were people too.
For Clare, six years as principal of
Vancouver's York House School, a year
with the Unitarian Church, a provisional
year at UBC and then three years at
U.C.L.A., had convinced her of the need
for neighbourhood family learning
She realized that' 'all families are under
stress, but it is very difficult to admit this
because there is a sense of guilt. You're
supposed to be happy in your family."
These stresses were accelerating because
of the choice of life styles facing families.
People wanted more for themselves in
terms of self-fulfillment.
She had found, in working with problem students that crises which affected
one member of the family eventually had
repercussions for the entire family. At the
time she returned to university the
loutine was that "you kind of had to wait
until you broke down and then you went
to some almost emergency service because you were at your wit's end."
People needed settings, she decided, in
which they could exchange ideas and
learn new skills, particularly more meaningful inter-communication.
Family Place had a far less auspicious
and intellectual inception. It developed in
the gut reaction of several young women
to the frustration,  disillusionment and
1    disappointment experienced by many of
their young married friends. They applied
for a federal Local Initiative Program
grant two and a half years ago, got it. and
opened a small store-front family drop-in
A second and third L.I.P. grant appeared in hesitant bureaucratic fashion.
With the third, Clare Buckland, PhD,
landed on their doorstep looking for a job.
Why would she, the winner of a very
coveted American fellowship, work with
them for $400 a month? She had found a
place where her theories, though in embryonic form, were in operation.
"I didn't want to impose on them my
theory," she said. "I wanted to share in
the development of it, if indeed we could
get ongoing funding. For almost the entire first year I spent almost all of my
energy trying to get funding.
"One of the problems is that people in
positions of influence and academic
people don't tend to readily accept so-
called non-professionally trained people
who are doing creative things."
And on its rather precarious financial
foundations, Family Place has been serving about 300 families a month, with 25 to
30 mothers and as many or more children
coming most mornings from the
Dunbar-West Point Grey-Southlands
community and from many other areas of
Vancouver. It offers free coffee, tea,
children's playroom, resource information, library and conversation.
For a very minimal cost, programs on
living with pre-schoolers, communication for couples, personal growth, yoga,
occasional pot luck "family" dinners and
single parent sessions are organized,
mainly in the day at present, but sometimes in the evenings and on weekends.
But it is hard to expand and create new
programs with the wolf at the door rd> the
time. Their third interim funding rant
from the city is about to expire right sow
and even the persuasion of Clare B >ck-
land's respectable credentials has not
brought the tantalizing prospect f a
year's funding from the B.C. departs ent
of human resources any closer.
If the money was assured, she v. ;.ild
offer additional Saturday progran ng,
a regular Sunday drop-in and pot ;ck
supper. And she wants to incorpc ite
older people without families.
Her idea of the good life is a Fa' ily
Place in every neighbourhood.
—Barbara S
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-njoy fine food and stateroom accommodation on the "Queen of Prince
Rupert" while you sail 330 miles past some of the most spectacular scenery on
arth. Soaring peaks, glaciers, waterfalls and forest-clad islets.
'san unforgettable experience, but, believe it or not, getting there is only
ialf the fun.
'rom Prince Rupert you can proceed on to Alaska. Or having brought your
;aror camper you can drive British Columbia's fabulous Totem Circle route,
000 miles to Vancouver.
fou'll see how great the great outdoors can be as you wind your way through
he snowcapped coast mountains to the vast rolling rangeland, long deep
akes, winding valleys and rugged mountains of the Cariboo.
explore Skeena Indian Villages, visit the goldrush town of Barkerville, take
n a rodeo or enjoy some great fishing.
ward »he "Queen of Prince Rupert" at Kelsey Bay on Vancouver Island,
|ne service operates year 'round, or reverse the trip by driving from
Vancouver to Prince Rupert. Either way you'll get away to the most
pxhilar.tting vacation of your life. -
Let us send you a colourful "Totem Circle Tour"
kit. Write to
Tsawwassen Terminal, Delta, British Columbia,
V4K 3M2, Canada.
M.V."Queen of Prince Rupert" registered
in Canada, operated by the
Department of Transport and Communications,
Honourable Robert M. Strachan, Minister.
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Back in the department of exten |
again, Heery Basil Robinson, BA ),
Oxford), has been appointed undei ."cietan
of state. Robinson left the departme tin
when appointed deputy minister ' Indur
affairs and northern development. I the
four years he has also been chairm n of the
Northern Canada Power Commis^ >n
director of Panarctic Oils Ltd... Th firstla|
person to assume duties as vice-prin ipala
director of studies at Sacred Heart Tonvei
in Vancouver, E. Lorraine Johnston Vezeaul
BA'40, (LLB, Dalhousie), (BEd, Montreal!
says that the number one factor con ri
to rising juvenile delinquency and the genera-!
tion gap is that children are not taught
vocabulary to truly express their thoughtso|
problems. Before assuming her positionli
fall, she was vice-principal and director
studies at Sacred Heart Convent in Montre.1
al, the first lay person holding that job also,
"Governments change but Bryson su
vives", is a recent newspaper maxim whiclj
well describes the behind the scenes <
of Gerald Stewart Bryson, BCom'42, influential deputy minister of finance in B.C.
since 1957. He negotiated the deal with Kuwait for a $100 million bond issue for B.C.
Hydro last winter... And the winner is-l
Mary H. Twiss Nicol, BA'43, who held thej
first prize ticket in the Lucky Leo Lottery,
sponsored by the B.C. Lions Society foi
Crippled Children. She will invest hei
$100,000 prize but plans to complete hei
teacher's certificate at UBC this year before|
making any immediate plans... "It was abil
of a shock at first to walk into a mess hall
filled with men," says Betty Wallace, BA'43,
of her three and a half years' employment
in Churchill Falls, Labrador. Now back in
the Vancouver accounting office of Northern Construction Co., she says she misses
the friendliness of the place.
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Advising that three million unmarried youngl
people in Ontario will have their lives affect-f
ed sooner or later by proposed provincial!
matrimonial property reforms, Richard!
Gosse, LLB'50, (LLD, Oxford) of UBC's!
law faculty, asked female delegates at
fall's Fair Share conference in Torontog
whether or not they wanted the refor-ns writ-!
ten into law. Every province in westernf
Canada, he said, is actively seeking jossib
solutions to the problems of mai'imoniall
property as is the federal Law Refor 1 Com-j
mission... The most crucial problem ill
third world countries is not to find te hnologj
ical solutions but to create a sock•■>' morel
receptive to technological change main-l
tained United Church missionar Keithi
Jamieson, BASc'52, (MSc, Manii-ba) of!
Vadala Mission, India, speaking at recent!
church service in Victoria while on fi ! Sough. I
He served in Angola from 1959-64 if school!
administration, evangelism and ru al aeS
velopment  extension   programs. ,
Another appointment to the Univ.: sity or|
Victoria's fledgling law faculty is Ror-'ildIan| joie
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ictoria as its head in 1965... It's off to the
diddle East for Norman Strom, BASc'54,
/ho is leaving after 13 years as head of the oil
epartment at the Alberta Energy Resources
)onservation Board to accept a two year
ssignment as adviser concerning conserva-
ion practices, policies and administration
Kuwait's ministry of finance and oil...
)ne time UBC Alumni Association branch
resident in Calgary and Ottawa, Patrick
taffy, BSF'55 (MF, Yale), (PhD, Minneso-
, has recognized the folly of his ways and
eturned to the west coast after a 19 year
ibsence. He has been appointed manager,
•nvironment Research Consultants Ltd., in
est Vancouver. The past three years he
pent drafting environmental impact policies
George J. Okulitch
for Environment Canada... Robert W. Kirkland, BASc'56 (MBA, Toronto) has been
appointed to the newly created position, vice
president, marketing, with Peeters Textile
Mills Ltd., an eastern Canadian manufacturer of carpet and related products... Invited to be a visiting fellow at All Souls
College, Oxford for 1975 is former Ubyssey
editor Stanley M. Beck, BA'57, LLB'58
(LLM, Yale).
Canada is more than Indians, Eskimos,
farmers and hockey players and Cliff Garrard, BA'63, is trying to sell this idea abroad
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through his post as cultural affairs officer at
Canada House in London. On a yearly
budget of $20,000 he manages to stage about
10 small art exhibits in Canada House and
has been instrumental in organizing the first
department in Canadian studies at a British
university. It opens at the University of
Edinburgh this fa!!... Soon to be on Canadian
bookshelves is The Protean Self, Dramatic
Action in Contemporary Fiction, by Alan
Kennedy, BA'64, MA'66(PhD, Edinburgh).
Kennedy, who recently joined the Dalhousie
University faculty, has lectured in English
literature at the University of Edinburgh,
UBC, Hawaii, and Selkirk College... John
Konrad, BA'64, has been appointed regional
director of community corrections for the
Vancouver region. He will be responsible for
administering probation services for adults in
Vancouver and for adults, juveniles and
families in North and West Vancouver, Se-
chelt, Pemberton, Squamish and Mount
Currie... One of the finalists for the Edmonton Bar Association moot court competition
is Robert B. Mackay, BCom'64, who is currently enrolled in second year law at the University of Alberta... Just appointed assistant
to the general operations manager for Chapman Transport Ltd. of Vancouver, Kenneth
A. Martin, BA'64, stil! manages to teach a
little on the side. He lectures at Vancouver
City College, in the Canadian Institute of
Traffic and Transportation program... An
enviable appointment (for those with a liking
for the essence of hops), for James T. Steer,
BSc'64—he's now brewmaster, Molson's
Brewery, Toronto. Wonder if he gets to
taste?... A three year course in gourmet
Chinese cookery is due to open this spring at-
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Robert W. Kirkland
Vancouver Community College. The idea
came from Jack Say Yee, BSW'64, MSW'66,
member of the Vancouver School Board, In
the past, most head cooks in North American Chinese restaurants were coaxed away
from Hong Kong where a lengthy apprenticeship was once the rule... A collection of
poems, Name,.has won Seymour Mayme,
MA'66, PhD'72, the 1974 J.I. Sega! Prize for
English-French literature. The award is
granted by the J.I. Segal Fund for Jewish
culture in Canada... Now engaged at the
Stattheatre (City Theatre) in Wurzburg,
West Germany, David Meek, BMus'66, native of White Rock, B.C., will sing leading
roles in operas by Mozart, Adam, R. Strauss
and Puccini this season. His wife Sheila
Horne Meek, BMus'66, a pianist, is also with
the theatre as ballet and stage rehearsal ac-
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now back in Victoria, has taken over as pres-
ident of Amity Singers, a chamber group
which she belonged to five years ago. Hei
husband, Jonathan O'Riordan, MA'65
PhD'69, a resource planner for the provu
cial government, also sings with Amit\
Former Toronto Star reporter Jim Davies,
BA'70, (BJ, Carleton) is now grinding out it
television column for the Edmonton Jon
nal... J. Carol Storms Moram, BA'71, now:
Alta Lake, B.C., has recently illustrated
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JO ,-iook which is to be out this year...
h writer who moved the Iranian
ister's lips during his Canadian
ill and made him sound dreadfully
was Alexandra Volkoff,   BA'71,
K-ouver Sun reporter now living in
Another Vancouver devotee of
.rboard world is doing well in in-
: tournaments. Peter Biyiasas, BSc
.ifiadian national title holder, won
.can Open Chess tournament in
■lica, California.
Kdtae. Terry Parsons to Casseda
I Kohst. DDHY'7li February 14, 1975 in
Bichmc'id,    B.C.    ...Sunter—Hepburn.
ipres'  Donald M. Sunter to Donna M. Hepburn,
HIIhE'68. December 28, 1974 in Chilliwack.
f Weiss -Petrie. Mark S. Weiss to Margaret
' Petrie, BRE'71, October 12, 1974 m Vancouver.
j)r. and Mrs. Edmoad Charles Harare,
w, »BASc'64, PhD'70, (Elizabeth Chataway,
Jtthe 6a'67), a son, Robert Edmond Obie, Feb-
loui Lry 8, 1974 in Regina, Sask. ...Mr. and
>wu ^rs. Brian A. Hanson, BCom'70, LLB'71,
e(|i (Linda Blackman, BA'70), twin sons, Jason
ind Brett, November 27, 1974 in North Van-
Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Mansey,
Lorraine Haig-Smillie, BSc'66), a son,
David, November 21, 1974 in Hamil-
Ont. ...Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. McVea,
71, LLB'74, (Jean McVea, BCom'71), a
Matthew Elliott, August 22,1974 in Vic-
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Reid, (Marilyn
Thomas, BA'59), a daughter, Stephanie
n, December 30, 1974.
Apologies. „„.
_ .ToKenneth Richard MacKay, BCom'54, a
bartered accountant in Victoria whose de-
we confused, along with some biog-
information, with that of Kenneth
MacKay, BCom'63, whose obituary
i in the Winter'74 issue (a corrected note
For readers who know Kenneth
rd MacKay, he is alive and well and
> not yet lost his sense of humour.
Ray   Adams,   BSW'52   (MSW,
'ashu   ton), December, 1974. He directed
it f s Services for the U.S. federal gov-
in the southeastern seaboard from
j 1967 to 970. His last position was director of
i vices for the northwest and Alaska.
I by his wife,  Margaret  Bozorth,
son and daughter.
'. Bowering, BEd'58 (BA, McMas-
<ch, 1974 in Vancouver. Survived by
)"'swift  three sons and a daughter.
A.F. Bruce Clark, January, 1975 in Toronto.
A member of the faculty of the UBC French
department from 1918 to 1949 he was designated professor emeritus on his retirement.
Dr. Clark was a fellow of the Royal Society
of Canada and was particularly well known
for his "Jean Racine" in the Harvard Studies
in Comparative Literature, which celebrated the tercentenary of Racine's birth.
Maurice James Michel Duhaime, BA'64,
LLB'68, June 1974. Judge Duhaime articled
with Houghton & Co. in Kamloops and was
called to the bar in May, 1969. He was appointed to the provincial court bench in Kamloops in December, 1973. He served as a
director of the Boys Club in Kamloops and as
a member of the executive of the Kamloops
Bar Association. He is survived by his wife
and twin sons.
Oscar A.E. Jackson, BASc'22, (PhD, London), July, 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He retired four years ago as chief consulting metallurgist, Union Corporation of
Johannesburg. He is survived by his brother,
Gerald, BSc'24, MASc'26.
Arthur Laing, BSA'25, February 13, 1975 in
Vancouver. Born in Eburne, Sea Island, Art
Laing served on the Richmond board of
school trustees, 1930-43, was president of the
UBC Alumni Association, 1940-41, a
member of the Agricultural Institute of
Canada, secretary of the Richmond-Point
Grey Liberal Association in 1947, and president of the B.C. Liberals in 1947. He was
first elected to the House of Commons as the
member for Vancouver South in 1949, then
resigned in 1953 to accept the leadership of
the provincial Liberals in B.C. He was
elected to the Legislative Assembly of B.C.
in 1953, defeated at the general election of
1956 and retired as provincial leader in 1959.
In the federal elections of 1962, 1963 and
1968 Laing again won the Vancouver South
seat. He served as minister of northern affairs and natural resources, veteran affairs
and also public works. In 1972 he was appointed to the Senate. An honorary life
member of the Royal Canadian Legion and
honorary chief of the Kanai Indian Fellowship of the Blood Indian Band, he is survived
by his wife and daughter.
James Lyle Lawrence, BA'21, September,
1974. He was called to the bar and admitted a
solicitor in July, 1923. His legal training included articles with the late A.D. MacFarlane and he worked for a long time in partnership with the late Ian A. Shaw. Survived by
his wife, Mary MacKay, BA'26, two
daughters, Mary Susan and Nan Margaret
Spedding, BA'55 and a son, James, LLB'53.
He was predeceased by his first wife Kathleen Peck, BA'17, first female president of
the alumni association.
Kenneth Robert MacKay, BCom'63. August
1974 in Vancouver. He was employed with
Thorne Biagi Little & MacKay since June,
1972 and is survived by his wife.
Walter Richard Penn, BPE'49, November,
1974 in North Vancouver. He played an important role in athletics at UBC during the
1940s, '50s and early '60s, first managing the
Thunderbirds basketball team and later
coaching the Vancouver Cloverleafs, the
Canadian senior men's basketball champions in the late '40s. He served on the UBC
Alumni Association's board of management
in the early 1960s and was a member of the
fund raising committee of the Johnnie Owen
Memorial Scholarships. He is survived by
his wife and four children. □
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News item: Nearly 40 per cent of first year
students at the University of B.C. have failed
a new examination on basic English composition. (Vancouver Province, Jan. 18, 1975.)
The news of what the Province called the
"English disaster" at UBC provoked a
flurry of comments including the following
viewpoint from UBC associate professor of
education, Frank Bertram. Freddy Wood is,
of course, professor emeritus of English
Frederic Wood.
Those Were The Days
Years ago when 1 was a freshman at UBC the
luck of the draw placed me in Freddy Wood's
freshman English class. Unlike many present day instructors, he took one look at the
class, arranged us in alphabetical order —
Bell, Benson, Bertram — glared at us
through his spindly lens, smiled a superior
smile, and announced that we were unwashed freshmen. Unwashed, uneducated,
unthinkably callow youths with whom, unfortunately, he had to spend three hours a
Unwashed? Covered with muck from a
noon hour initiation fracas, sporting green
fingernails and a large sign with my name and
telephone number on my back (no girl ever
phoned, 1 still regret) I knew I was dirty.
Uneducated? Perhaps so. After all I had
never taken a girl to a tea dance even though I
had experienced the heady thrill of an un-
chaperoned daylight cruise to Newcastle Island where 1 had chased the prettiest girl in
my church young people's society twice
around the island's rugged shores. But I had
passed grade twelve matriculation and even
ranked first in grade three. Haif-educated, 1
Callow? A word no one in my household
ever used. An unpleasant word, S gathered. I
must look it up in my Highroads Dictionary
after I'd taken one bus and four streetcars
home to Cedar Cottage.
Obviously he was right, because when
my first paragraph came back marked in his
nervous penmanship — not good enough - I
knew 1 had a long way to travel before I could
receive his approbation or even pass his
But the thing that strikes me as odd now is
that Freddy Wood never blamed anyone but
me. He may have thought that my home was
bookless (it wasn't), my teachers in public
school inadequate (they weren't) or my high
school teachers semi-literate (certainly not).
Nor did he blame their training institutions
or the radio and the racy style of Foster
I wonder why. Freddy Wood, the scourge
of freshmen, the sophisticated theatre goer,
novel reader and play producer perhaps re-
n se\ei
' "Pit
membered one thing. He too had be
teen. He too had felt unfinished, i:
even callow. Not as callow as we
youths, but callow still. And whet:
joyed us or simply put up with u
knew that his job was to help une
callow, educate the uneducated, ti
unclean. He may have wished n
mentors, instead he flailed us.
demned no schools, he condemn*,
wasted no time on an analysis of the
society and its baneful effect on oi
and spoken style. He analysed our nits a
catered to our needs. He wrote no ;tterstj
the paper bemoaning current illiu. icy i
joined a political movement direct i at;
poor devils who had taught us befo e
He taught, he marked. He under tood
Frank Bertram, BA'42  BEd'sl
The Guns May Be Sile.it
As one of the original officers scving
Point Grey Fort, perhaps I may be pvrmittel
to add a few remarks to Peter Moonk's
teresting article ("The Long Watch foi [\
War that Never Came") in your Winter 7(
There were many administrative problem,
when we moved into the fort on 26 \
1939 (15 days before the Canadian declara
tion of war). Some of us stil! lacked uniforms
the supply of eating utensils was so limited
that the gunners had to eat their meals
shifts, and many other facilities had to be
Originally, there were only two 6-incl
guns mounted in temporary emplacements
one was dated 1899 and the other 1902. Professor Moogk states that these guns were
"obtained from Esquimalt", but in the battery at the time, it was understood that the
guns had been brought from Fort McNaba!
Halifax. In any case, the cams on the guns
which, at short ranges controlled the correct
relationship between elevation and range,
had been cut for a battery height about 208
feet lower than that at Point Grey. The result
was that the "automatic" sights did not function for more than a year (until new ones
were provided) and the guns had to 'depend
on an alternative range-finder in a Hanking
observation post. Also, in the absence of
radar there was no way of controlling the
battery's fire in foggy weather.
Another anomaly of the original s-'uatiori
was that, although all major shipping •■. ntered
Vancouver Harbour along the n< rthern
shore, Point Grey was called upon tc act as
the Examination Battery in, conjunct! n with
an Examination Vessel manned by th< Royal
Canadian Navy. This situation was i it corrected until much later when a "he; e to
gun was established at Point AU.nson
However, in the summer of 1940, Poi: Grey
Battery fired about 150 rounds fi m its
6-pounder gun to enforce regulations gainst
delinquent yachts and fishing boats eking
to enter the harbour by Spanish Ban!-
T. Murray Hunter
Associate Pi
Carleton University,
After the war and until 1965 when hi
the faculty at Carleton, Prof. Hut.
sisted the official military historian v
compilation of the Canadian army's t
torv. - Ed.
t in-
•h the
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