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Page 2
The Graduate Chronicle IS a customer service, the B. C. Electric offers an advisory service on
commercial and industrial lighting and wiring. Surveys are made,
blueprints prepared and assistance given without obligation.
Last year this department prepared 400 detailed lighting plans for customers who were remodelling their buildings or constructing new ones.
Among these were plans for office, store, service station, farm, industrial
and floodlighting installations.
For this service, you have simply to telephone PAcific 1212 asking for
Lighting Service, or call at the second floor of the Granville Street store.
June, 1947
Page 3 Two Heads are Bete...
especially today!
To succeed in these tough, competitive
years, you need more than training, more
than courage and determination. Success
demands that you plan your personal and
business life. For only careful planning will
enable you to reap maximum benefits from
your efforts and to take full advantage of
every opportunity.
Here, a sound financial counsellor will
prove an invaluable ally. And you'll find
this very ally in the manager of your nearest B. of M. branch.
Drop in and talk over your problems and
ambitions with him. He'll be glad to put
his extensive business knowledge and experience to work for you.
Bank of Montreal
Working with Canadians in every walk of life since 1817.
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Page 4'
Graduate Chronicle LETTERS
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Oxford, England,
Dear Sir,
In perusing the March, 1947, Graduate Chronicle
I have come to the conclusion that the greatest
tribute that can be made to a Canadian, is to make
good in the U.S.A.!
In this issue alone—praise goes to—Financier
Neil Perry—who will join "some of the world's
leading economists"—when he goes to Washington.
Sportsman Herb Capozzi—who "creates quite a
stir"—when he goes—to the New York Giants.
Nina Bedroff—if she goes to Hollywood; Dave
Turner gets featured for going to an American university; Lionel Stevenson and F. McKenzie—"my
God"—they left Canada over 20 years ago.
This is one of the best ways to lend encourage-
men to the ever present tendency of the trend to
the U.S.A. Canada can ill afford to export her most
valuable asset—the people trained in her schools
and universities.
This childish adulation of the U.S.A. is doing
much to keep Canada in her world position as a
And yet you could not spare 2 pages on 2 of our
own loyal citizens—Dr. Ure and Dr. Fraser. Perhaps you should have ended their short obituaries
with "Great men—if only they had gone to the
6088 Adera St.,
Vancouver, B.C.,
Dear Sir:
"The Graduate Chronicle" is a distinct credit to
the Association, both in content and style of presentation.
The phenomenal growth of our University in
the past ten or fifteen years is indeed inspiring, and
one cannot but observe with satisfaction the wonderful Extension Department work which has
bridged so successfully the gulf that formerly
existed between the B.C. taxpayer and the average
U.B.C. Graduate. The tremendous enrolment of
men and women veterans since war's end is indeed
heartening; it is good to feel that the University
is able to help them progress from war to the useful arts of Peace!
With best wishes for the success of your current drive for fees, I am
Respectfully yours,
Alan F. Gill, B.A., '24 and M.A. '25 is undertaking to direct the newly-established Standards Division of the Department of Trade and Commerce.
He is aiming to co-ordinate and reorganize the work
of the Department's existing standards divisions,
Weights and Measures Inspection Service. Electricity and Gas Inspection Service, and Precious
Metals Marketing Act, and is studying the possibility of setting up such other standards as may be
considered desirable.
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We are pleased to announce that
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Provincial Manager
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Phone PA. 7341
June, 1947
Page 5 Whenever
Here are six banking services that everyone needs at one
time or another. They are available at any branch of The
Royal Bank of Canada. We cordially invite you to use them.
Travellers Cheques
Before you go away,
change your spare cash
into travellers cheques at
our nearest branch. Protect yourself against loss
through theft or
Savings Accounts
Cash in the bank gives
you confidence, helps you
in social and business contacts, prepares you for
opportunities as they come
along. We welcome
your account.
Victory Bonds and other
valuable documents can
be left for safekeeping at
any of our branches. Cost
of this service is low. Some
branches still have Safe
Deposit Boxes.
Current Accounts
No need to carry large
sums of cash in your pocket. Paying by cheque saves
time and bother. Your
cancelled cheques are permanent records of
bills paid.
Money Orders
A safe, simple way to send
money by mail anywhere
in Canada, U.S., or Great
Britain. Royal Bank
Money Orders are available at all branches.
Personal Loans
... with repayment by
convenient instalments
available at all branches.
Endorsers not necessarily
required and the cost
is negligible.
There are many more ways in which the Royal Bank can serve you, briefly described
in our "Catalogue of Banking Services" available at all branches. Ask for a copy.
Page 6
Graduate Chronicle The
Published by the Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Ormonde J. Hall, B.Comm.
Associate Editors:
Mary M. Fallis, M.A.; Robert W. Bonner, B.A.
Photography Editor: Art Jones, B.A.
Contributing Editor: Archie Paton, B.A.
Alumni Association Executive:
President: Darrell T. Braidwood
First Vice-President: Richard Bibbs
Secretary-Manager: Frank Turner
Treasurer: Dr. Lyle Swain
Business and Editorial Offices:
Room 208, Yorkshire Building,
Vancouver, B. C.
Published at Vancouver, British Columbia.
Volume 1, Number 2
June,   1947
Pierre Berton      9
Sidney Risk and Everyman Theatre   18
Doreen Martin Norton  23
Art Sager Leaves U.B.C  26
Then and Now   10,   11
Sport          16
Editorial        17
Personalities   19
Women     20
Branches  23, 24, 25
Published in Vancouver, British Columbia, and authorized as
seeo-itd class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa.
This issue's cover reveals the University of British
Columbia's famous campus setting, unequalled anywhere else in the world. . . . The two distinct colours
of the water off Varsity Point, which gives the impression that the cover is two pictures, is caused, as
is well known by all grads, by the muddy waters of
the Fraser River meeting the clear blue of the Gulf
of Georgia.
4k^ the Record...
One of the most weird and wonderful characters
ever to emanate from the Publications office at
U.B.C. was Pierre Berton . . . Pierre Berton, self-
styled zany, combined a tremendous talent for getting in people's hair with just that little bit of extra
talent that made him a valuable man on any publication whether it be magazine or newspaper. . . .
After a varied career since graduation in 1942 which
included a "stretch" in the army and "terms" on
two Vancouver news sheets (the expressions are
his), Pierre is headed for Toronto and Maclean's
magazine ... he was signed on as an assistant editor by Scott Young of that publication, who apparently knew talent when he saw it. . . . Incidentally
the gal Pierre is interviewing in the picture on page
9 is the bit of goods who appeared at the State
Theatre as the "Hubba Hubba Girl" ... she is the
one who insured her bosom for $10,000 . . . vital to
her business she said. . . .
Read the letter to the editor on page 5 which
criticizes the Chronicle for praising B. C. grads who
go to the United States . . . then read the editorial
on page 17 ... by the way, that unsigned letter
couldn't have been from one of our notorious
Rhodes Scholars, could it? . . . Then and Now, appearing on page 10 and 11 of this issue was an
ambitious effort that somehow didn't jell as the
editorial staff anticipated . . . still it is interesting- to
see what some of our illustrious grads looked like
when they trod the mall. . . . Our grade are going
Arty all over the place these days and including Sidney Risk, Beverly Wilson and Aileen Coucleugh
we could almost start a theatre or film colony here
anytime . . . which one of you people are going to
join Mary McLeod first in Hollywood? .  .  .
This magazine would not be complete without
reference somewhere to the Honourable Denis
Murphy, former U.B.C. Governor, who died a short
while back at the age of 76. . . . Mr. Justice Murphy,
long regarded as one of the finest judges ever to
sit on a British Columbia bench, gave untiringly to
help the University . . . we owe him a great deal
for his support through the early years. . . . Pat
Dorrance, the good-looking girl on page 19, is none
too sure that she wants that trip to Paris as guest
editor for Vogue . . . Pat is anxious to write and
edit for House and Garden and actually isn't interested in women's fashions at all . . . but as both
magazines are Conde Nast publications, she feels
she'll eventually work around to her favorite field
. . . brother, just offer me a trip to Paris . . . (quiet,
you Canadian Scottish)  . . .
Winding up we'd just like to wish Art Sager
the best in his new job at C.B.C. referred to in the
article at page 26 ... if ever there was a hard,
pleasant worker, it is Arthur ... he helped us on
the Chronicle no end, and we appreciate it . . . by
the way, the exam results from U.B.C. were delayed
so long that in releasing them to the local dailies
Art had to stay up all one night to do it. . . . Frank
Turner met him about 8:30 in the morning coming
out of the gymnasium, where he had had a shower
. . . "Can't talk," said Art, "got to be at work by
quarter to nine."
June, 1947
Page 7 NEWS
Gym Drive at $218,592.00
Donations   to  the   War   Memorial   Gym   Drive
have   totaled   $218,592.89.     Listed   below   are   the
donations of $100.00 or over received from March
1st, 1947.
Kimberley & District Community Chest ....$   250.00
National Paper Box       350.00
Montreal Trust Company       100.00
Nurses Undergrad Soc. (UBC)       116.46
Marshall Wells Ltd      500.00
Pacific Brewers Agents         1,000.00
Evans, Coleman Evans     1,000.00
H. R. MacMillan      100.00
Pony Express Co. Ltd       100.00
CKWX (Public Opinion weekly broadcasts    175.00
U.B.C. Golf Club      105.00
The high standard of the Social Work course at
U.B.C. received recognition recently in the appointment of Wilbert M. Haughan, 1946 graduate and
candidate for a Master's degree, as national Liaison
Officer for Canadian Youth Organizations with the
Citizenship Branch of the Department of Secretary
of State.
He will direct both rural and urban youth activities in all parts of the Dominion. He will be concerned particularly with the children of foreign
A cheque for $302 was received by the U.B.C.
War Memorial Gymnasium Committee from the
Kimberley Branch of the Alumni Association. This
is the most recent large donation to the Memorial
Fund which now stands at about $220,000.00
This contribution from Kimberley represents
the sum of separate donations from individual
graduates, the Kimberley Community Chest, and a
grant from the Alumni Branch.
PAcific 7838
40,000 Vets Attend College
Present enrolment of 35,000 veterans in Canada's universities (4,800 are at U.B.C.) will increase
to 40,000 this year, according to the Department of
Veterans' Affairs training division records. Thus,
student veterans now number considerably more
than the total pre-war enrolment of all universities
in Canada.
A breakdown of the above figure reevals there
are 16,000 veterans in their first year, 12,000 in
second year, 4,000 to third year. 2,000 in fourth, and
1,000 post-graduate courses. In addition, 800 Canadian veterans are studying in the U.S. and 200 in
Britain with DVA assistance.
In the fall of 1942 there were only 24 veterans
in Canadian universities, in 1943 the figure was 73,
in 1944 it was 516, and in 1945 the total had jumped
to 14,348.
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of your business, your own financial
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Page 8
By ED NOMRO, '42
Pierre Berton, a lanky, sandy haired UBC
graduate (Arts '41), who says he's been in the
newspaper business, of and on, since the age
of 12, is finally leaving it for the more rewarding field of magazine writing.
A former Ubyssey senior editor, Pierre
leaves Vancouver on June 1 for Toronto,
(graveyard of many a staunch Vancouverito)
where he'll be assistant editor of MacLean's
Pierre has moved about the country leaving a trail of newspapers in his wake, ever
since he ran two high school papers in Victoria (both strictly unofficial, both frowned on
by school authorities).
In a Yukon mining camp .where he earned
university fees, Pierre started another paper—
almost got fired for caricaturing one of the
higher brass. This sort of thing has become
perennial with him by now. His paper,
"Torch," at the Chilliwack Army camp, for
example, was suppressed after Berton wrote
an editorial criticizing the Army Show for
playing to too many civilians. Berton edited
two other army papers in his spare time (he
was an Infantry lieutenant). These periodicals,
Rookie at Vernon, and The Blitz, at Brock-
ville, both ended happily.
At UBC, Berton tangled editorially with
the Students' Council, sororities and fraternities, the Players' Club (he gave the Christmas
Plays a traditional bad review) and Phrateres.
It's on the record, too, that on other occasions,
Pierre staunchly came to the support of all
these organizations.
He changed the make-up of the campus
newspaper, wrote an unprintable song, "The Illegitimate Children of the Publications Board," argued loud and long at AMS meetings, won a debate
on "whether or not the Ubyssey wras worth while,
gave a weekly news broadcast for the Radio Society, had his picture taken imitating an ape walking over the UBC Library, and skipped most of his
lectures to work as senior editor of the Ubyssey.
(Berton always claimed he got his highest marks in
the subjects which he skipped completely, once
wrote a letter to a downtown paper condemning the
whole scholastic system on this basis.)
Pierre was a campus correspondent for the Vancouver "News-Herald, and on graduation in 1941
went to work on the News-Herald city desk. By
August he was city editor at 21 years—the youngest in Canada. Eight months later he was a private
in the army.
Berton returned from the army some four years
later and went to work for the Vancouver Sun,
writing on the side for a variety of magazines and
doing considerable free lance radio work.
Often in his free lancing Berton unashamedly
bit the journalistic hand which fed him. He wrote
two satirical pieces about the newspaper business
June, 1947
Berton Interviews "Hubba Hubba" Girl
for the Montreal Standard, which he illustrated
himself with cartoons, alternately glamorized and
pooh-poohed newspapers in his weekly broadcast,
"City Desk" ((on CBC's western network). Last
January he wrote and acted in a half hour radio
play, "By-Line Story," a cynical drama intended to
depict the futility of being a newspaperman.
Berton evidently took his own play to heart because four months later he was ready to leave for
the lush magazine fields of the East. In the meantime, however, he had talked the Sun into sending
him on an 18-day excursion to the "Headless Valley" of the South Nahanni River. To the Sun's surprise (and Berton's) the story turned out to be
what newspapermen call "a natural." Berton's enthusiastic accounts of cold and hardship, of mercy
flights and northern mayhem, made several hundred
United States and Canadian front pages daily. International News Service, who bought it for a song,
labelled it the "greatest real life adventure story of
the year," presented the Sun with an illuminated
parchment saying as much.
At 26 Berton is unperturbed by the fact that
he'll be the youngest assistant editor on MacLean's.
He's glad of the change for he says "I was getting
stale-" (Continued on Page 28)
Page 9 HILKER IN '34
DR. WARREN, 1947
NOW and
Successful Grads Agre«
Encouraging to young Graduates of U.B.C. is the fact
that most of our prominent older grads, who are well
established in prominent businesses and professions, are
well satisfied with the course they took in life—including
as it did their years at the University.
This, by no means startling information, reveals that
if a young man or woman sets her mind on a goal while
attending U.B.C. and holds to it, the chances are that
that person will be happy with the result.
Typical of the successful University of B.C. Alumnus
is Dr. Harry V. Warren, who was as well known back in
the days of '26 for his athletic prowess as he is known
today for his knowledge of things Mining in B. C.
A Rhodes Scholar and a Sprint star who represented
Canada in the 1928 Olympics, Dr. Warren is a most
happy man. Nothing in the world would suit him better
than his present position as a combination practical and
theoretical mining engineer. To him lectwwg and doing
research in the winter and prospecting in the summer
represents an exciting and satisfying life.
Dr. Warren believes that "As far as I can see, the
most important thing is to have a definite aim in view
and keep plugging towards it as hard as you can." "If
you like what you're doing, you'll make it."
A. E. "Dal' Grauer, who majored in economics and
minored in history and then went on to study law, has
recently reached the pinnacle of business achievement in
B. C. by being made President of the B. C. Electric Railway Co. at the age of 41.    To Mr. Grauer there io set
Page 10
The Graduate Chronicle . . LOOKING BACK
THEN. . .
Success Starts in College
formula for achieving business success, but if it comes
it must come from thorough preparation.
"Prepare yourself for your work as well as possible.
Then work hard as you can . . . and wait for the breaks."
Former Olympic lacrosse player, Dal Grauer did just
that himself ... a high scholastic record, top-flight athletic ability and infinite patience was finally rewarded . . .
his is adjudged as one of the top executive positions in
Grauer's formula naturally depends upon the ability
accurately to appreciate the scope of the job to be tackled.
As an example of the necessity to appreciate the task,
Gordon Hilker was confronted with the problem of what
is required to Make Vancouver an outstanding centre of
concert art appreciation. Mr. Hilker's reply is couched
in terms of courageous and aggressive action by artistic
"I am convinced that most of our artistic projects are
conceived with too limited a scope and usually fall far
short of what the public wants and expects. We need
more daring, impudence if you like, in our plans which
will dramatize cultural activity, create enthusiasm, and
thus expand public participation."
Is Mr. Hilker, happy in his work? Ex-player's Club
member Hilker, wouldn't do anything else.
Analysing the dominant factor contributing to success, these graduates unanimously agree that preparation
comes first.   The results will usually follow accordingly.
June, 1947
Page 11 Alliumi Lose Hugh Livingstone and ^Shan" Mounce
Hugh Livingstone. 33, of Vancouver, a federal
metallurgist, died recently in Ottawa of burns suffered in an explosion while on duty at the Bureau
of Mines and Resources. Funeral services were
held in Ottawa, followed by cremation.
At UBC, from which he was graduated in metallurgy in 1943, Mr. Livingstone was a member of
Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Pie joined the staff of the Dominion Magnesium
Plant at Renfrew, Ont., and in 1945 went to Mines
and  Resources  in  Ottawa.
Lewis Shannon
(Shan) Mounce, assistant general manager of B.C. Forest
Products, Ltd., died
in Vancouver recently.
Mr. Mounce, born
in 1903, was for three f
years an applied
science student at
UBC, joined the McMillan lumber organization in 1916.
He became a department manager in
head office sales in
1935, and was appointed manager of
the Alberni plywood
plant in 1945.
In   1946 when  the
McMillan    organization took over management contract of a group of firms, Mr. Mounce
became  assistant general manager of  B.C.  Forest
Products Ltd.
George Allison, who until recently was cruising
for the Blackwater Timber Company, has joined
the staff of the Economics Division of the B. C.
Forest Service.
Harry Aqua decided after a short period of employment with an eastern pulp firm that there was
no place like British Columbia for a forester. He
is now with the Powell River Company Ltd., in
David Bakewell alternates between time-keeping and engineering for Pacific Timber Products
in a camp up in that rugged Jervis Inlet country.
Archie Byers was the only man in the class that
went straight back to university. Archie is working on a Master's degree at Duke  University.
Chester Cotter, who used to spend the summer
months with Fibreweld Processes Ltd., went back
to that firm after graduation.
Lawrence de Grace is engaged in silvicultural
research with the Dominion Forest Service in Alberta. He plans on taking post-graduate work in
the near future.
Gordon Hardy is cruising timber at Alta Lake,
Geoffrey Marples is now on the forestry staff of
Powell River Company, Ltd., Vancouver.
Stanford Korsch abandoned his forestry training
for the present time to become a salesman of
Korsch Agencies, Vancouver.
William Lloyd is now engineer at Beaver Cove,
V. I. for Pacific Mills Ltd.
John McKercher of Northwest Bay Logging
Company, V.I., is rapidly acquiring the science of
logging in the capacity of handyman.
A. J. "Sandy" Nash, gave up forest management
work on the West Coast to take a position with
the Research Section of the Air Surveys Division
of the Dominion Forest Service.
Excelsior Life Insurance Co.
Commerce '42
Page 12
Graduate Chronicle Bev Wilson Wins Player*s Club Alum Award
For the past two years ,the University Players'
Club Alumni Association has granted a scholarship
to the Summer School of the Theatre to a University student who has shown particular talent in the
field of acting. The purpose of this scholarship is
to assist young Canadians to further their training
in the dramatic arts.
This year, the scholarship has been awarded to
Miss Beverley Wilson of Nanaimo. Miss Wilson,
who is entering her fourth year, is taking a double
Honours Course in English and has been one of the
most outstanding students on the Campus.
During the past three years, Miss Wilson has
been a very active member of the U.B.C. Players'
Club, both as a talented actress and as a member
of the Executive. She held the position of President of the Club in 1946-47. Her interpretation of
Katherine in "The Taming of the Shrew" was one
of the most notable performances of the Players'
Club productions during the last few years. As the
mother, Mrs. Pettigrew, in the play Berkeley
Square, Miss Wilson showed great histrionic ability
and dramatic insight. Miss Wilson has also been
a very able Assistant Director for several of the
Players' Club Christinas productions.
Two years ago,' Miss Wilson was granted a
scholarship to the Banff Summer School of the
Theatre. She holds the A.T.C.M. in speech. Miss
Wilson hopes to make teaching and directing in
the theatre her vocation.
The Summer School of the Theatre, 1947, is to
be under the directorship of Mr. Theodore Viehman
of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Players' Club Alumni is
confident that the opportunity that the Scholarship
will give to Miss Wilson to study under the able
insruction of Mr. Viehman will prove of value to
her in her chosen vocation.
Miss Wilson's ability and achievements give
every promise that she will make a real and vital
contribution to the Canadian Theatre in the future.
Charles D. Maunsell, physics graduate from
University of British Columbia has won a $900
fellowship at the University of California. He and
two other UBC instructors will leave for Berkeley,
Cal., and study for Ph.D. degrees.
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June, 1947
Page 13 *   PERSONALITIES    *
If any of her former high school pupils were to
ask Miss Ala McLean to "tell (us) a story," she
could capture immediate and rapt attention in the
class by recounting a few of her seafaring experiences.
Ala, who was an exchange teacher in the Old
Country, and a B.A. graduate of '41, is now a wireless operator aboard a merchant ship somewhere
between the Persian Gulf and the South Pacific.
She was shipped home to B.C. after a year's
teaching in war-time England to rest up. While
back here, Ala became restless as she improved in
health and decided to take a course in wireless.
Then, after conquering the Alorse code and
"Mersigs," she and a class-mate slipped down to
Oregon for the christening of "Captain Worsoe," a
Aboard her first ship, crew-member McLean
probably accumulated more than a few "salty dips"
to tell the skeptical. The "Worsoe" came through
numerous war zones and lurking Nazi submarines
without accident, but not without incident.
Leaving the "Worsoe," Ala signed on another
ship—one which she now describes as the "Mystery
Ship." It was a mystery to the crew how they
were ever discovered in the middle of nowhere,
drifting along in ominous silence. The engine had
given out and the wireless wouldn't work because
of a lack of parts which had been unobtainable.
Back once more in the Old Land, the nautical
Miss McLean took the traditional brief break and
then again "picked up a ship." In a recent letter
to her mother in Vancouver, she told her she
planned to "put ashore" there this year some time
before Christmas.
And if she returns to her classroom then, she is
certain to stress the gender of pronouns. You can
hear her now explaining . . . "and it should read
'the women who go down to sea in ships.' "
SunuKel Slacks
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Among travellers returning to Vancouver for
furlough are Arthur Dobson, '34, his wife, Una
Knipe, and their three small children. They were
posted to India as missionaries of the United
Church supported by the Young People's Union of
Vancouver. After two years in Central India, Art
enlisted and took officer's training at G.H.Q. in
Delhi. He was sent as a Padre to the Arakon coast
of Burma and was with the British troops when
they entered Rangoon. He tells that the Japanese
had evacuated Rangoon before the British arrived
and that in the intervening time the natives had
looted everything in the city including the Reserve
Bank and the rice stores. In places the street was
kneedeep in paper money, now valueless, and in
places it was strewn with rice damp from tropical
The Dobsons took passage home on the Troop
Ship S.S. Marine Adder, which brought them from
Bombay to San Francisco in 30 days. Una was the
winner of the Women's Senior Solo Competition
at the B.C. Musical Festival in Vancouver. In June
Art will be in the Kootenays and the Okanagan on
a speaking tour, and in the fall the Dobson family
hopes to go east for graduate study.
William Dixon, '43, is now in Chicago working
for a Doctor of Social Service. His wife, Margaret
Harkness, '39, is working for Chicago Social Service.
John Lecky, '41, and his wife, Beverley Cunningham, '38, have returned to Vancouver after a number of years in Toronto.
Strowan Robertson, '40, who is studying at the
Royal Academy in London, recently took the part
of Richard in "Ah Wilderness" over the home program of the British Broadcasting System.
Dr. Rena V. Grant, '20, M.A., Ph.D., U. of California, recently was apointed Ass't. Professor of
English at Whittier College, Whittier, Cal. She
was one of U.B.C.'s most brilliant graduates when
U.B.C. was but a youngster.
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Graduate Chronicle DRAMA
Aileen Colcleugh top actress
in Dominion Drama Festiva
University of British Columbia graduate Aileen
Colcleugh, 27, has won top honors as best feminine
actress in the Dominion Drama Festival at London,
For her part in "Angel Street" presented at the
nation-wide amateur competition, Miss Colcleugh
was awarded the Nella Jefferies Trophy, as well as
a special prize donated by Mrs. Vincent Massey.
A star of numerous Little Theatre and Theatre
Under the Stars performances, Miss Colcleugh first
won acclaim for her character parts at U.B.C.
From the University she went on to the CBC,
where she won honors for brilliance in pure "voice
During the war, the dark-haired vivacious actress toured British Columbia military camps with
travelling service shows.
In the Little Theatre's "Philadelphia Story" and
the Theatre Under the Stars presentations of "Roberta" and "Bittersweet," she was particularly acclaimed for dramatic ability.
Success in business and professional fields has
crowned careers of many men who have graduated
in commerce from the University of B.C. since the
degree was offered 16 years ago, according to a survey completed recently by the UBC Alumni Association, under Frank Turner, secretary-manager.
Following is a list of some of U.B.C.'s successful
commerce men:
John N. Turner is president and general manager of Hayes Manufacturing Company. Basil u.
Wirght is chief accountant with the steel, iron and
coal firm of Butterley Company, Derbyshire, England.
William M. Mercer, youthful president of the
firm bearing his name, has given employment to
"almost a decade of UBC graduates," and is described as "one of the most outstanding successes
of recent commerce graduates."
Among graduates in local industry are Eric
Turnill, employment manager for B.C. Packers;
Harry Berry, comptroller, Seaboard Lumber Sales;
Donald Grant, secretary-treasurer, Vancouver Machinery Depot; Harold B. Pearson, manager, Del-
nor Frosted Foods Ltd.
Howard F. Jones is assistant manager of Canadian Transport Company and Mark Collins Jr.,
manages Smith Lithograph Ltd.
Listed as graduates in government service are
Don F. Purves, special representative of the department of research and development for Canadian National Railways; Douglas B. Scott, director of vital
statistics with the provincial board of health.
Alumni who have turned to accounting include Milton Angus and Jack Ross, co-owners of a
chartered accounting firm, and John C. Moore, accountant and auditor in his own business.
(If any reader knows the address of any of the
following, please write the Chronicle).
Zelle Adcock
D. A. K. Aish
Allan Grenville Corp
D. D. Allan
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Allen
Mrs. Malcolm Allen
Mrs. Sidney Allen
A. B. Anderson
C. B. H. Anderson
Miss Frances M. Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G.
Arthur J. Andrews
William Angley
Stanley T. Arkley
Miss Cora M. Armstrong
Mrs.  Wm.  Armstrong
Geofreey T. L. Ashe
C. R. Asher
Mrs. Harold C. August.
William R. Bacon
Stanley J. Bailey
Mrs. John E.  Baldwin.
June, 1947
Page 15 SPORT
The Thunderbirds took a back seat to another
local hoop aggregation this year, namely the Mera-
lomas who went on to the Canadian championship.
But since the team was composed almost entirely of
U. B. C. grads, the alums were plenty proud of
Many grads watched the 'Lonias wend their way
to the title, especially at the final and deciding game
against Windsor's Assumption College, played at
the campus gym Tuesday night, April 29. The
scene was reminiscent of former days when Varsity
won the Dominion casaba crown.
Former Thunderbird players included Sandy
Robertson, Jimmy Bardsley, Hunk Henderson,
Ron Weber, Ole Bakken, Bud McLeod, and a
former U.B.C. rugger star, Lloyd Williams. Two
others are members of U.B.C.'s P.E. Department,
namely Jack Pomfret and Ivor Wynne.
The only player not connected with U.B.C. was
voting Bob Burtwell, but he expects to enter Varsity this fall, thus boosting U.B.C.'s stock in the
Northwest Basketball Conference.
Although the 1947 Thunderbird cagers weren't
as sensational as the '46 quintet which won the conference championship, they did much better than
many fans expected. Coach Bob Osborne's charges
chalked up a respectable record and finished in a
tie for second place with College of Puget Sound's
Orchids to Hunk Henderson for his part (no
small one) in organizing and handling Meralomas
thruogh their successful season . . . Cy Lee, Frank
McAlpine and Bob Osborne, all members of the
1931 Canadian Championship Varsity Club, were
among the Meraloma followers . . . Bardsley and
Henderson both played for the Thunderbird team
that won the title in" 1937.
A new athletic event has been introduced at
U.B.C.—the First Annual Athletic Awards Banquet
was held at the Hotel Vancouver April 8 . . . .
Johnny Wheeler, outstanding scrum half for the
Thunderbird ruggers for the past four years, was
named winner of the Bobby Gaul Memorial Trophy.
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Basil   Robinson,
who left Vancouver
about one year ago
to enter Oxford University as a Rhodes
Scholar, has been
given a trial in two
cricket tests which
are played prior to
the actual selection
of the eleven to represent Oxford in the
game against Cambridge.
In the first game
he took five wickets
for 64 runs against
an eleven which included seven county
game   he   scored   77
not out.
He is now one of twenty in the final list from
which the eleven will be selected. To represent his
University is the highest honour that can be bestowed on an amateur cricketer in England.
Basil's feats with bat and ball are well remembered here. He scored many centuries for Varsity
and was always well up among the leading bowlers.
An all-round athlete, he played soccer with Canadian champion North Shore Reds and for Varsity
rugger teams.
(Ed. note)—Late word reveals that Baz Robinson was selected to play on the first team at Oxford
and thus becomes the first Canadian ever to achieve
that honour.)
U.B.C.'s golf team wound up their tour of the
Pacific Northwest with four wins and two losses to
their credit.
Bonds between University of California and
U.B.C. were greatly strengthened by the English
rugby series for the "World Cup" and the exhibition basketball series . . . Athletic officials of the
two schools hope to have a repeat performance next
Next time you're on the campus, take a look at
U.B.C.'s new field house. . . . It's a large, reconverted hangar which will house winter training for
all sports . . . The building is located in the northwest corner of the stadium . . . Hence new jumping
pits are being installed in the southwest corner . . .
The track is being reconditioned, too . . . The whole
layout will look like a million dollars by the time
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One of the Canadian Government's most serious
problems is the large annual exodus of Canadian
citizens to the United States.
Canada is an exporting country and usually
when we have a favorable "balance of trade" as the
economic expression goes, the experts are happy.
But when it's manpower we are exporting even the
most casual thinkers know that the loss is ours.
All trade balances aren't reckoned in plain dollars and cents.
What makes the situation even more depressing
is the fact that the bulk of the people migrating to
the United States are university trained personnel.
The United States has a tremendous demand for
highly trained university graduates. And each year
hundreds of our engineers, business graduates, artists, and other professional persons, who are poorly
rewarded in this country, cross the line, eventually
to become Americans.
The far away fields of American life not only
look greener, they are greener. Even weighing the
difference between American and Canadian salaries to University graduates with the cost of living
index, there is still no comparison.
American industrial and business men believe
in paying their help a living wage to start with,
while many of our more conservative-minded employers offer ridiculously low salaries to the graduate.
Further, the opportunity for advancement is
much greater in the United States. The Americans
believe in pushing young men and women ahead
fast and if they show talent for leadership and responsibility these young people are put right to the
top. It is commonplace south of the border to find
top executives running organizations while they are
still in their early or middle thirties. In Canada it
is the exception to find men under 40 holding key
The colleges of this country are doing all they
can for Canada. Their graduates are world famous
and foreign business concerns jump at the opportunity of employing Canadian graduates. Our
standards are high and the finished graduate is usually a capable person.
WThat then is the source of the trouble?
Part of the blame, of course, lies in the ultra-
conservative banking system which apparently goes
all out to protect the depositor but overlooks its
most important function of supplying liberal credit
10 develop a young, naturally rich country. A
prominent businessman recently said the banks are
strangling incentive in Canada. His suggestion
would be for 15 or 20 young trained men to form a
bank with a capital of five to 10 million dollars and
operate along the lines of the fabulous Giannini of
San Francisco. Liberal credit and a progressive
policy would feed needed dollars into the neglected
western provinces and provide jobs that would keep
our young people at home in Canada.
This is, of course, impossible under our present
banking laws.
This country also needs a greater population.
The West particularly is under-populated and until
the sparseness is filled up, industry and business
cannot get going for lack of a home market. And
as long as that situation exists, there will not be
enough high paying jobs here to take care of our
top graduates.
Some have suggested that there is a patriotic
duty on the part of our University people to stay
home and help develop their own country rather
than succumb to the lure of "big money" in the
United States.
However, this argument is hardly likely to appeal to a young scientist who is offered something
in the nature of $150 a month here and $300 a month
in the U.S.A. A young man who has struggled to
put himself through a Canadian college and in the
process has denied himself most of the pleasures of
living, will not be likely to turn down the opportunity of obtaining a good job, a home, a car and
the chance of rapid advancement in the United
States in the face of a meagre Canadian job offer.
An anonymous letter writer, whose letter appears on Page 5 of this issue of the Chronicle, berates the Chronicle for concentrating on U.B.C.
graduates who migrate to the United States. He
says this publication apparently only reveres graduates who go to Hollywood, New York or Washington.
It's sad to admit, but the fact is many of our
better graduates ARE leaving Canada. And in the
face of tremendous wage and living discrepancies,
who can blame them.
June, 1947
Page  17 Sidney (ItiJz and the "Cv&ufman ^UeaUe
Sydney Risk is
back in Vancouver
at the conclusion of
the first touring season of The Everyman Theatre. Most
U.B.C. graduates are
familiar with Sydney's achievement in |'<j
theatre. Since 1939,
as Drama Director
as the University of
Alberta, he has taken a leading part in
the development of
a Canadian theatre.
Last summer he resigned his position
to realize a dream
of nearly twenty
years old—the creation of a true Canadian repertory theatre.
Now Western Canada's first professional repertory Company has completed its first tour, extending from Victoria to Winipeg, of 128 performances.
Eighty of these were in British Columbia.
The tour has shown that there is, without doubt,
a desire for legitimate theatre in Western Canada.
Everywhere the company was enthusiastically received and eagerly asked to come again. The heavy
upkeep and travelling expenses of such an undertaking and the severe weather made costs high. But
dr. m. e. McGregor
wins fellowship
A University of B. C. graduate of 1930, Dr. Malcolm F. McGegor of University of Cincinnati history department has been announced as a John
Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship winner.
Dr. McGregor, who during 1937 and 1938 wrote
the first volume of an ancient history, "The Athenian Tribute Lists," in collaboration with an Oxford
professor and Princeton Insittute research historian
plans to use his fellowship for production of a second volume on the topic.
Surplus Army Goods . . .
Used but in good condition
also other equipment suitable for restaurants
and logging camps.
by paying operational expenses and coming through
with a favourable balance, Risk has proved that it
can be done.
The Everyman actors for its first season were
recruited from all over Canada. The East was rap-
resented by Drew Thompson from Ottawa. Two
stalwarts of the company who carried particularly
heavy loads in addition to their acting chores were
Stage Manager Floyd Caza from Saskatoon, and
Lois McLean of Edmonton, Assistant Business
Manager. Of the five from Vancouver, Peggy Has-
sard, Arthur Hill and Shirley Kerr are former
U.B.C. Players' Club actors while the others are
Edward McNamara and David Major.
Directors Sydney Risk, Dorothy Somerset and
Lacey Fisher are busy with plans for the coming
season. They are looking for a permanent Vancouver home for the company, now dispersed until
midsummer. They are working on the problem of
increased acting strength and adequate business
organization. The company has had all year a
studio group of actors in training who will be seen
in the fall repertoire in a production to be directed
by Dorothy Somerset.
The directors plan a much more extensive program in Vancouver next season with the whole
work of the theatre concentrated more in British
Columbia. The company will have, too, a large
number of plays in its repertoire. Shakespeare,
Shaw and Ibsen will probably all be represented.
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Pat   Dorrance,   statuesque  Vancouver   beauty,
who touched U.B.C.   on   her   whirlwind flight to
glamor fame, is off to Paris as guest editor for
Vogue after winning an ail-American college contest held by the famed fashion magazine . . . Miss
Dorrance entered the contest while attending Stanford University and was called to New York by
editor Mrs. Edna Woolman Chase, mother of Ilka
Chase   to the dinner for the top ranking finalists.
From the ten finalists Pat was chosen winner
of the annual Prix de Paris Contest . . . The former
UBC   girl   first  Canadian  to achieve  this  prize,
had to make up a fictitious complete copy of Vogue
magazine ... her set-up was adjudged the best . . .
and why not . . . her motif was . . . Canada.
Stuart De Vitt, barrister and UBC grad who has
served with the Prices Board throughout the war as
assistant enforcement counsel, has been appointed
New Rentals Officer here. ...
Charles D. Marshall, physics graduate, has won
a $900 fellowship at the University of California . . •
he will take his Ph.D. at Cal. ... ,    c ,2r
D J Morgan, brilliant Commerce grad ot 3b,
has been transferred to Vancouver as acting general
manager of Shell Oil of British Columbia . . . Morgan joined the Shell Company 12 years ago and
after going as far afield as the West Indies, has
come home to Vancouver where he predicts^ a tremendous development of British Columbia" . . .
Dr. Alfred Coester, outstanding authority on
Spanish-American Literature, who has been appointed as special lecturer for U.B.C.'s summer
school, will teach in realistic surroundings . . . pupils
taking his Spanish course will live in the Casa
Espanola," which will be operated at Acadia Camp,
they will live, talk, think, eat and sleep the
language of Latin America. ...
Norman K. Campbell, 23-year-old U.B.C. graduate who last summer invaded the popular music
field' with his composition, "Summer Romance,
broadcast over the C.B.C, will hear another of his
ballads this summer ... The ballad is I Held My
Breath" . . . Campbell must have been awaiting his
exam results when he wrote that one. . . .
Eric Nicol, many of whose humourous articles
under the by-line "Jabez" have appeared in the
Chronicle and other B.C. magazines and newspapers, will have a collection of his stories printed
this fall by Ryerson Press, Toronto . . . Style ot
Nicol's humour is revealed by his comment on his
latest success: "Any red-blooded Canadian would
have done the same thing in my place—but he d
better not try." . . . Nicol is best known to U.B.C.
grads for his column, the "Mummery in the Ubyssey and his famous riske play—"Her Scienceman
Lover," which each spring spills the undergrads
into the aisles. . . .
Isabel Beveridge, 26, a blind social worker, received her Bachelor of Social Work degree at
U.B.C. in the recent Convocation ... her six hour
June, 1947
final examination was specially prepared in braille
She wrote it on an ordinary typewriter and required only an hour longer than other students . . .
she received second class standing in her work . . .
Miss Beveridge commuted daily to U.B.C. by street
car without a seeing-eye dog or a cane, arid her required field work, including visits to people in need
of assistance was done just as that of other students however, she was driven around the city
by a Junior League member. . . . She will become
a home teacher for the Canadian Institute for the
Blind in Saskatoon. . . .
Wallace S. IPeck, '22, has been appointed director
of research of the American Dyewood Co. . . . Peck
joined the Company in 1930 and his present activities will cover the entire range of the products of
the Dyewood Company.... .
Morley Scott has been appointed counsellor in
the office of the Canadian High Commissioner in
India ... a vet of World War I, he has had a distinguished career in Canadian Governmental service
... he joined the External Affairs Dept. in 1942. . . .
Daniel McNaughton, '37, has been appointed regional loans manager of the B.C. branch of the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Page 19 *     WOMEN     *
Our University is
young enough to be
marking only now
the passing of the
generation of citizens who brought it
into being.
It was to do honor
to one of these,
B.A., M.A., Mus..
Bac, LL.D. that a
memorial service
was held in the University library on
Sunday, May 4.
Presentation of
Dr. MacGill's LL.D.
robes was made to
the university by her
three children, Eric
Gregory  F 1 e s he r ,
Helen Gregory Hughes, and Elsie Gregory Soulsby
who had come to Vancouver for the occasion. Mrs.
MacGill's mother had been forbidden to learn Latin
in the schoolroom. She was to see her daughter
granted by special permission the first B.A. ever
given to a woman by Trinity College, Toronto.
Later in life after completing a course in Law,
and occupying herself with journalism, with marriage and the rearing of her children, Helen Gregory
MacGill became a Judge. And in the province where
she lived the university honoured her by conferring
upon her the first LL.D. it had ever granted to a
The Hon. Justice Manson gave the address in
which he recognized the contribution made to society by Dr. MacGill, using her skill as a journalist.
her knowledge of law, her influence in such women's groups as the University Women's Club and
its Committee for Better Laws of which she was
the chairman. She roused the public and the government to take those steps necessary to enact
laws for improved conditions for women and children.
Her other interests were numerous: Women's
Building, Classes on Public Speaking and Conducting of Public Meetings, numerous women's organizations, her church, and the university. In closing,
Justice Manson paid tribute to her children, now
distinguished in their own fields: Eric Flesher,
Forrestry Engineer, Elsie Soulsby, Canada's only
woman Aeronautical Engineer, and Helen Hughes
—graduate of Arts '25. Ph.D.—and now an author.
and a member of the Department of Sociology of
the  University  of  Chicago.
Presentation of the Tablet in memory of Judge
MacGill was made by the Vancouver Women's
University Club at the time of their Fortieth Anniversary  celebrations.
The charter members of this organization were
called together in 1907 by Dr. Evelyn Farris, its
first president. Most of its members joined Convocation when the University of B. C. was established. Dean M. L. Bollert and Dr. Isabel Maclnnes
were among its presidents and were our own alumni. Mrs. Sherwood Lett (Evelyn Story, Arts '17),
Airs. H. F .Angus (Anne Anderson, Arts '23) and
Airs. Rupert Neil.
The University Women's Club presents two
bursaries annually to the university and it is taking an active interest in the establishment of Women's Residences on the campus.
MISS JANET GREIG, M.A., was presented recently with the Medal of the Alliance Francaise
from General P. Guillain de Benouville as a mark
of esteem for ker long services in the cause of
French culture. She had previously been made
Officer D'Academi avec Palmes Academique.
one of the few women to be ordained as a minister
of the United Church, has been called by the Board
of Whonnock, Hatzic, Clayburn, and Dewdney to
a pastoral charge beginning July 1.
ELSPETH LEHMANN YOUNG, '34 has returned to Vancouver with her daughter Rosalyn
before taking up residence in New York where her
husband is a Kemsley correspondent. After graduation she taught five years, then obtained a degree in Library Science from Toronto and worked
on the Toronto Public Library Staff. In September, 1944, she was appointed librarian and research
assistant of the LTnited Nations Information Office
in London, England. Prior to travelling by clipper
to England to take up her duties she spent a month
in U.N.I.O.'s New York office in Rockefeller Cen-
rte. U.N.I.O. was responsible for the press and
public relations work of the first session of the
United Nations Assembly in London, and its staff
became the nucleus of the UN's London headquarters when it was set up.
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The Graduate Chronicle June, 1947
"Now is time—your time"
It was C.B.C. Regional Director Ira Dilworth
speaking to the largest graduating class in U.B.C.'s
32-year history, assembled in the Commodore for
the traditional Convocation Banquet. To many
Alumni, it was like old times to hear exquisite English, and to see a complete picture illustrated by the
poetic pen.
For those former members of English 1 and 17
classes, Mr. Dilworth had lost none of his power
to make poetry live and to create a desire to live a
little better life.
All of the '47 classes had been impressed by the
welcome extended by U.B.C.'s Chancellor, the Hon.
Eric Hamber. After officially wishing them every
success, the Chancellor, urged the new grads, as
members of Convocation, to remain actively interested in Senate representatives, and he urged them
also to become affiliated with the Alumni Association.
Your Secretary-Manager again travelled with
the U.B.C. Players' Club through the Interior this
spring. Glad to report that, as ever, the play (this
year Sir James Barrie's "What Every Woman
Knows") was well received. Not without incident,
however . . . Jim Argue ("David"), accompanied by
Tour Manager Gerry Williamson, Carol Aikins and
yours truly, spoke in several Kamloops school classrooms for a few minutes about the play. Jim was
stumped in one. Not a French scholar, he was introduced by the teacher in French and the same
language used by the teacher in speaking of the
play. Mr. Argue wound up giving his "few words"
in the Scotch dialect of the play. . . . Bouquets to
Mrs. Agnes Burton (President) and the Kamloops
Alumni Group for sponsoring the Players' appearance there. . . . Enjoyed a short visit with Alumnus
Vera McCulloch (B.A. '25) and her popular husband John, President of the Vernon Ice Hockey
Club. . . . Vernon and Environs Branch President
Hilda Cryderman (B.C. '37) and her group did a
fine job there co-operating with the Stagette Club.
. . . "Cap" Capozzi, popular father of popular son
Herb, entertained the Players lavishly in Kelowna.
Kelowna Group Prexy Les Wilson (B. Com. '40)
and his fellow Alumni aided in the reception arrangements. ... Of all the Summerland Alumni,
probably no one had a "bigger time" than Walter
Charles (B.S.A. '37), at the Performance. Walter
obligingly hurried away for a necessary pair of slippers when the cast's pair couldn't be found. On return backstage with them, he discovered that the
play   had   started   and   "David"   was   wearing   the
"regulars" on-stage. On being permitted to stay
backstage, Walter became a very useful member of
Dick Clifford's stage crew! . . Met with Summerland
President A. K. Biff McLeod (B.A. '34) and his
model Alumni group in the home of Dr. and Mrs.
Dick OPalmer (B.S.A. '21 and B.A. '21) (i.e., in the
Evergreen "village" that is the Dominion Experimental Station). Learned that the ever-youthful
Dr. William J. Andrew, one of the original members of Convocation and ardent support of
Alumni activity, had received an additional
$200.00 in pledges for the Summerland scholarship
fund. . . . Summerland's Immediate Past-President
Ewart Woolliams (B.A. '25) drove your Secretary
over to Penticton where I chatted with Mrs. Harley
Hatfield (B.A. Sc. '29), Secretary Eric Lewis (B.A.
'43) and Doug Todd (B.A. '41) of the Penticton
Group who are planning to raise funds annually to
send a local student to U.B.C. . . . Summerland's genial Secretary, Alex Watt (B.Sc. A. '46) were two of
Alumnus Lome Perry (B. Com. '42) were two of
several Alumni who attended the Legion Convention in Vernon. . . . Our Alma Mater is well represented on this year's new Provincial Executive of
that body, with A. M. S. President Grant Livingstone elected 1st Vice-president and Kamloops
Alumnus Tony Greer (also a Past-President of
U.B.C. Branch 72 of the Legion) moving up from
4th to 2nd Vice-president of that body. . . . Alf
Watts (B. Com. '32) is a Vice-President of the Dominion central council. . . . Congratulations also due
to Dick Bibbs (B.A. Sc. '45), 1st Vice-President of
your Alumni. Dick's the newly-elected Prexy of
the Players' Club Alumni, succeeding the centra'
executive's Miss Betty Buckland. . . . The second
generation of the Blue and Gold is giving a ven
good account of itself. William L. Wilson (B.A.
'47)  won one of the prizes donated by the Trans-
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The Graduate Chronicle Hill! IB MARTIi\ NORTON IS TOP HORSEWOMM
Friends of Doreen Martin Norton, Arts '41,
are happy to hear that Doreen is a Vancouver
resident for a few months. Difficulties encountered in the pursuit of our subject were
several, and it was our astonishing luck when
she turned up right under our very noses.
Doreen Martin left U.B.C. and headed
south to Stanford for two years study, polo
and writing for equine publications. Both
north and south of the border she is rated as
a top horsewoman. This certainly has been
proven in Vancouver show rings, where she
has given excellent performances both as a
rider and as a judge.
During these two years she took time out
for a Harvard summer session of journalism.
January, 1942, Doreen married Lt. Bob
Norton of the United States navy, and a series
of journeys about the continent commenced,
with Norfolk, Boston and San Diego included
in the itinerary.
Animals have been ever all important in
the Nortons' schedule of events — not only
horses, but dogs and cats. An epic trip in all
languages was motoring across the continent
accompanied by cats. We have been requested
not to detail this, but Doreen did comment,
"Cats are very temperamental."
Animals present a novel aspect to the Norton housing problem. Instead of "How many
rooms or what is the rent," the question is,
"Will it be alright for the dogs?"
For some years Doreen's articles have been
enjoyed by readers of many American publica-   ^'
tions and particularly the "Blood Horse" and
"The Thoroughbred of California."    At this
moment she is deeply involved in compiling a book
on the Palomino—California's golden horse. Travelling, along with dogs and cats, go great quantities
of files, small boxes, simply labelled "Palominos."
Doreen has visited all the famous stud farms,
ranches and riding stables in the United States. Not
only does she write authoritatively about these
places and their horses, but her expert photographic
exploits may be seen in practically any horse magazine on a news stand.
She is at the same time the fortunate possessor
of one of the largest and most valuable equine
libraries in North America. (See December. 1946,
January, February, 1947 "Thoroughbred of California").
In spite of her skill in riding, jumping and polo,
Doreen's true love is the Thoroughbred horse. The
Nortons have great plans for raising these magnificent animals on their newly purchased Rancho
Santa Fe in southern California. "I'll have a riding
horse too," said our future horse breeder, "but our
Juke, 1947
purpose in life will be producing foals which one
day we'll see whisking down the back stretch at
Santa Anita galloping far in the lead."
We don't contest the success of this venture
whatsoever, knowing Doreen's wealth of knowledge
and the dynamic enthusiasm behind the scheme.
We only hope that we may be at the track some
time when the Norton colours are in evidence, and
we'll risk a wager on the steed that spent his early
days frisking and cavorting about at Rancho
Santa Fe.
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Page 23 f*J
President Norman MacKenzie at inaugural luncheon
Formation of a new and permanent chapter of
the U.B.C. Alumni Association in Toronto has been
effected at a luncheon meeting held by U.B.C.
graduates in the Royal York Hotel in honour of
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie.
Fifty graduates attended the luncheon and heard
Dr. MacKenzie describe the post-war expansion of
their Alma Mater.
This was the first official gathering of the new
Alumni Branch which had been disbanded during
the war. A committee was elected to draw up a
constitution and to make plans for an annual meeting in June at which time a permanent executive
for the 1947-48 season will be elected.
Mr. Doug Durkin, public relations official for
the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, was elected chairman of the pro tern committee.
Others elected to the committee were: John
Sumner, J. T. Wilkinson, Elliot Creelman, Mrs.
Nora Michener and Dr. Robert Thompson.
Vernon Branch of the Alumni has adopted its
constitution.    Complete executive now includes:
President, Hilda Cryderman; Vice-President,
George Falconer; Secretary, Anna Fulton; Treasurer, Bill Mathers.
Three U.B.C. grads are now at Ottawa University taking medicine. They are John B. Murphy,
Walter Kazun and William Hoffman.
May 10, Victor Johnston (Comm. '44) married
Margaret Morgan (Comm. '45), in Ottawa. The
reception was at the Chateau Laurier and there
were quite a number of U.B.C. people there.
When President Norman McKenzie, Professor
Angus and Professor Chant were here in the middle
of March, the Alumni had a luncheon in their honor
at the Chateau. There were 70 grads there of approximately 150 U.B.C. graduates in Ottawa.
Second group of University of British Columbia
graduates in Southern California will be organized
shortly by Lionel Stevenson, a former organizer of
the northern California group. He is well known
in Canada and United States as author of "Showman of Vanity Fair," recent best-seller on the life
of Thackeray.
Nucleus of the southern group will be Mrs. Dorothy Adams Foulger, Mrs. Lillian Locklin Nicholas,
Guy Corfield and Fred Hartley, all U.B.C. graduates.
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The Graduate Chronicle (*J
On April 15, a group of alumni met at the residence of Mr. Harold Offord in Berkeley, California,
for the purpose of organizing a U.B.C. alumni chapter. Those present were Harold Offord (24), Percy
Barr (24), Ray Parker (25), I. Michael Lerner (31),
Harold E. Bramston-Cook (24), Douglas Smith
(44), John Kask (28) (by proxy), and Lester McLennan (22). General details pertinent to the organization were discussed and it was agreed to act
through an interim committee until the organization was properly publicized and permanent officers
could be elected—probably this next fall.
The group unanimously agreed that it would be
logically appropriate to restrict its activities to
U.B.C. alumni in Northern California, which includes San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, San Jose, Palo Alto, Salinas, Petaluma, Santa
Rosa, Vellejo, Sacramento, Stockton, Bakersfield,
It was thought that two principal meetings
during the year might be appropriate. One in the
spring on the occasion of the visit of the U.B.C.
rugby team to Berkeley and a second in the autumn
to serve both as an annual homecoming and as a
welcome to alumni newly arriving in the area for
graduate work or permanent residence.
In addition to those alumni permanently resident in Northern California, membership will include U.B.C. graduates on the campus of the universities (California and Stanford). Those who completed at least 15 units at U.B.C. are also eligible for
The interim committee would appreciate receiving from Chronicle readers and others the names
and addresses of any U.B.C. alumni who are known
to be resident in California and who would be eligible for membership in the chapter. This interim
committee is constituted as follows:
Mr. Ted English, International House, Berkeley.
Dr. Percy Barr, Dept. of Forestry, University
of Calif., Berkeley, California.
Mr. Lester W. McLennan, 2619 Yuba Ave.,
Richmond, Calif.
Names and addresses of alumni resident in
Southern California (Los Angeles and San Diego
areas) should be forwarded to Dr. Lionel Stevenson, 3971 Sutro Ave., Los Angeles 43, California.
Further detailed information on the Northern
California chapter can be obtained from Mr. Frank
Turner, Secretary-Manager of the U.B.C. alumni
. The American Alumni Councli will hold its annual convention at San Francisco July 11-14, at the
Mark Hopkins Hotel.
A delegation headed by President Darrell T.
Braidwood and Frank Turner, Alumni Secretary-
Manager, will represent the University of B. C.
All interested in accompanying the U.B.C.
group to San Francisco should contact Frank Turner before June 15 in order to get hotel reservations.
After being defunct for several years, the Kelowna branch of the Alumni Association was revived this year. It now has an active membership
of fifteen and the executive elected consists of:
President: Les Wilson.
Vice-President:  Mrs. Richard Stirling.
Secretary: Ruth Hind.
Treasurer: Monty Fotheringham.
Meetings are held monthly in the homes of
the different members, taking the form of a business meeting followed by a cultural and social
One of the highlights of our activities took place
in May when the Kelowna group in conjunction
with the Rotary Club, held a reception for the
visiting U.B.C. Players Club. About sixty Alums
were present recalling memories of U.B.C. and
singing the good old songs and yells.
Mrs. Kaete Poole (Thiessen) B.A. '32 recently
left for Australia to join her husband. They will
return shortly to their home at Chapman Camp.
Chester Roberts B.A. '31 has returned to take
up mechanical duties at the Concentrator after
seven years' absence with the Canada and United
Kingdom Inspection Board at Ottawa.
Jack McLean, B.A. Sc. '40, left Kimberley for
Tulsequah, B.C., where he will be in charge of
work at the Tulsequah Chief.
Chris Taylor, B.A. '34, and wife, Dorothy Barrow B.A. '32 have become active members of the
community since his appointment as School Inspector for the Kimberley-Golden district.
Fred Burnet B.A. Sc. '41 left for Yellowknife.
N.W.T., where he is now Assistant Supt. of the
Con Mine.
Andy Stirling, B.A. Sc. '34 and wife Margaret
(Little) M.A. '34 arrived from Nkana, Northern
Rhodesia. Andy is now on the Engineering Staff
at the Sullivan Mine.
Gordon Crosby B.A. Sc. '39 has left the C. M. &
S. Co. and is now with Baker Lake Exploration Co.
in Manitoba as Pilot-Geologist.
Lloyd Patience B.A. Sc. '41 has left the Dept.
of Mines at Ottawa. He has rejoined the Aluminium Company of Canada and visited his home in
Kimberley en route to Singapore.
Stan Chayler B.A. Sc. '35 City Engineer is working overtime attending to Kimberley's growing
John Stewart B.A. Sc. '39 has been appointed
Mine Engineer at the Sullivan Mine.
J. J. McKay left for Garrison, Montana, where
he is now Assistant Supt. of the Montana Phosphate Company.
J. C. Hagen B.A. '47 and Art Morris B.A. '47
have joined Ihe geoloeical staff of the CM. & S. Co.
(Continued on Page 29)
June, 1947
Arthur Sager. U.
B. C.'s first and tremendously effective
Publicity Director
during the past two
years, leaves the
University shortly
to take up a new
position as Talks
Producer for C.B.C.
in Vancouver.
He hasn't been everywhere and done
everything, this man
of versatility, geniality and loyalty, but
he has made considerable progress
along both these
Born in Hazelton
in 1916 and bred at
U. B. C. (B.A. '38),
Art Sager has
crowded a great deal
of experience into a short span of years.
A synopsis of Sager's career shows that besides
taking an Honours course in English and Philosophy, Art played on the Blue and Gold soccer team
and appeared in three straight Spring Productions
of the Players' Club, one as the male lead "Brontes"
One week after graduation, Dr. Sager's second
son signed on with a Norwegian freighter as
"dekksgut" (deck hand), and the fall of that year
found him in London . . . brake. Art landed a job as a
cub reporter on the famed Daily Mirror and later
transferred to their Manchester office.
Heeding the call of the stage again, Art joined
.Shakespeare and Company. The Company (not
Shakespeare) went bankrupt 6 weeks later. After
another few days of odd jobs, he became a member
of the Repertory Company in Kent and stayed with
them  until war was  declared.
He attempted to join the R.A.F. but lacking a
birth certificate, he failed, so he boarded a ship back
to Canada.
The University of British Columbia
Several instructors in Civil Engineering are
required for Academic Session 1947-48.   Salaries approximately $200.00 per month.
Apply to:
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Vancouver, B. C.
A short time later found him teaching in St.
George's School in Vancouver, then at Fairbridge
Farm School—anxiously awaiting approval of his
application to join the R.C.A.F. Later came a short
stretch as a "mucker" in Britannia Mines, and
teaching in high schools in New Westminster and
He was finally admitted to the R.EC.A.F. in
early '41 and went overseas at the end of that year,
being one of the original members of the famous
Red Indian (Spitfire) squadrons. Later appointed
Flight Commander in the City of Oshawa Squadron
under Commander Chadburn and wound up as
Commanding Officer of the Hornet Squadron.
Returning to Canada in May '45, Art was wandering around the campus in his post-discharge
leave period, thinking about enrolling for his M.A.,
when Dr. MacKenzie and the University Administration succeeded in persuading him to think about
taking on a new job as U.B.C.'s Publicity Director.
During the past two years in that position, Art's
personality, perseverance and fine relations with
press, public and faculty have resulted in more news
of and about LT.B.C appearing in newspapers, magazines and on the radio than in any other ten-year
period. His average working day in that period
has been close to twelve hours, according to friends.
(His attractive wife, Dorothy, and 15-month-old
son Eric ("Gymnasium") believe 22 hours would be
a closer estimate.)
Somehow he found time to appear in Players'
Club Alumni productions, as well as to take the
male lead ("John") in last Summer's Vancouver-
produced "Roberta" in the Theaire Under the Stars.
Art recently returned from London, Ontario where
he played the important role of "Inspector Rough"
in B.C.'s entry ("Angel Street") in the Dominion
Drama Festival there.
No—he hasn't been everywhere, nor done everything, and if you suggested that he has a wonderful
war record (D.F.C) or that he was a likeable and
efficient chap, well, he'd switch the topic of conversation on you just as fast as he could to cover his
He might even momentarily lapse into the character of Roberta's "John" with an involuntary . . .
"Aw Shucks . . ."
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Page 26
The Graduate Chronicle STREAMLINED C. 0. T. C. ORGANIZED AT U. B. C.
Seated, left to right: Lt. Gerry Heisler; Capt. Ranta (RCAMC); Major  Bill McDill;  Lt.  Dick Maltby; Major
Mike Allan, D.S.O.; Lt. Duff McDowell; Li. Dave Leedham.   Standing, left to right: Lt. Col. R. W. Bonner,
Major Bob Robertson, M.C.
The new three-year training plan which will
produce thoroughly qualified officers for the Canadian Army, Active and Reserve, is now underway
at the University. This new program, recently announced by Army Headquarters, Ottawa, is designed to assist in filling the Army requirements
for the task of National Defence. It is estimated
that 150 University-trained officers are required
annually for the Active Force of the Canadian
Army. Approximately 1000 more are required annually for the Reserve Force.
In order to meet this demand and in order to
tap profitably the best source of potential officer
material, the Canadian Army, in consultation with
LTniversity authorities throughout the Dominion,
has devised a comprehensive scheme of training in
which undergraduates can participate during their
University careers.
At the regimental level the new program marks
a distinct departure from preceding C.O.T.C. policies and calls for the appointment of a Permanent
Force Resident Staff Officer at each university.
This officer is required to be a graduate of the
Canadian Army Staff and, when possible, a graduate of the university to which he is posted. Lieutenant-Colonel R. P». McDougall (Arts '34) has
been appointed to the UBC Contingent to be responsible as Resident Staff Officer for much of the
instruction on Military Subjects and to act as Staff
Officer to the Commanding Officer of the UBC
Contingent, Lieutenant-Colonel R. W. Bonner
(Arts '42).
Two phases of training are set out in the new
plan : First, during his academic year the student
will attend a minimum of 40 hours at lectures devoted to Military History. Military Geography.
Military Economics and Military Science. Secondly.
(luring summer vacation the .student will attend an
Active Force Training Centre for 3X/Z to 4 months,
depending upon the Arm of the Service to which he
belongs. If he attends two such summer camps
and two winters of Local Headquarters Training,
the student will be qualified on graduation as a
Lieutenant in the Reserve Force. If he attends the
full course, which is three summer training periods
and three winters of Local Headquarters Training,
the student will be qualified on graduation as a
Captain in the Reserve Force or as a Lieutenant
in the Active Force.
During all this training the student officer will
be known as an "Officer Cadet" but in all other respects he will be treated as a Second Lieutenant
with dress, privileges and responsibilities of that
rank, and be paid at the normal rate applicable to
this rank, approximately $135 per month, for all
time spent in training.
Throughout the fall term, by way of introducing
interested students to the Armv, regular parades
were held for prospective candidates. A Selection
Board was appointed which sat throughout January
for the purpose of personally interviewing each
of the eight score applicants. The selection board
was composed of the Commanding Officer and the
Resident Staff Officer of the UBC Contingent, together with four representatives of the President
of the University in the persons of Lieutenant
Colonel G. M. Shrum. O.B.E.. M.M.; Major A. H.
Finlay, M.C : Major R. S. F. Robertson, M.C. and
Major S. E. Read. From among 157 applicants, the
Selection Board recommended for appointment the
names of 80 men.
Profiting from experience gained after the First
Great War and from observations made during the
(Continued  on  page  25}
June, 1947
Page 27 WOMEN
(Continude from page 20)
A group of alumnae are in process of organizing
a Vancouver City Panhellenic. Its interim executive includes: President, Margo Burgess (Gamma
Phi Beta) ; Secretary, lsabelle Elliott (Delta Gamma), and Treasurer, Joan MacDonald (Kappa
to assist in a Women's Residence Program at the
HORTENSE WARNE has been named to the
International Guide Services, the first British Co-.
lumbia Guide to receive this high honour. She has
left her position at Burnaby South High School on
two years leave of absence, travelled to England
and been posted by the British Government to Germany for her first six months' service abroad. Her
new job is a voluntary one. She received her initial
training in Duncan two years ago, other experience as director of Girl Guide Camps and as skipper
of the Sea Ranger Ship Arethusa. She will be
working with teams of guides trained in the closing
period of the war to be ready to move into the
devastated countries and reorganize necessary services—canteens and hospitals.
MARIAN HAMILTON POWELL, '32 has returned to Vancouver with her husband, Dr. Jenner
Powell, and their daughter Jennifer. They spent
the war years in the East while her husband was
stationed with the Indian Medical Services in
Northern India and at Aden. They were in England during the first blitz, then travelled to India
on a record two months' passage by way of Freetown and Capetown. They lived in the north of
India, Iahore, Murre, Deradun in the Himalayas
where orchids and gardenias grow in storybook
profusion; in Benares, the Holy City, and Rawalpindi. They waited two years for passage to Aden
and travelled at last on a Pilgrim's ship.
will speak at
July 2nd, 8 p.m.
(Continued from page 22)
portation and Customs Bureau of the Board of
Trade. William C. Wilson (B.A. '16) pater, is pardonably proud. . . . Speaking of new grads, Miss
Margaret Westinghouse is the first of her class to
become a life member of our Alumni Association.
Margaret's cheque for sixty dollars arrived just the
other day with a fine note of best wishes. That kind
of spontaneous support should be something of a
challenge to all Alumni. . . . Dr. Stephen Maddigan
(B.A. '30) head of the B.C. Research Council, has
talents more than one. Steve won the coveted
award of the Ad and Sales Bureau of the Vancouver
Board of Trade, being adjudged "Best Speaker" in
the Speakers' Club. . . . Speaking of speaking.
Tommy Campbell (B.A. '31) has been appointed
Honorary President of the Vancouver Debating
Society which he founded in '38 . . . Heard from an
Alumnus who is a "C.A.," but who is not primarily
concerned with Balance Sheets, Operating State
ments and the like. He's Wells Coates (B.A. '20,
B.A. Sc. '22), Dr. Coates, who saw service in two
World Wars, and who's now living in London.
England, offered his services to the Gym Committee. He's a chartered architect . . . John Good-
lad (B.A. '46) and husband of former Lynn Pearson
(pretty and efficient A.M.S. office manager for two
years), has been given a fellowship at the University
of Chicago . . . Cart Collard (B.A. '22) should be
given the plaudits of the whole Alumni. Cart gave
unstintingly of his time and talents to ensure success (along with Chairman Lois Reid) of the Alumni Grad Dance.
PIERRE   BERTON     (Continued  from page 9)
"After you've been a year on a paper you find
you start to repeat yourself—that can get boring,"
he declares.
A man who hates to be bored, Pierre has no
spare time. His evenings he spends writing or cartooning, listening to classical music, poring over
his collection of several hundred reproductions of
old masters.
His wife, the former Janet Walker, herself a
senior editor of the Ubyssey during the Berton era,
puts up with all this as best she can. Berton always claims he married her because she worked for
the rival Province and it's the only way he could
think of to cut down on the competition.
At a recent publications board banquet at which
the Bertons were guests, Janet was asked to make
a speech.    It went this way:
"Since I got married. I've left all the speechmak-
ing to my husband, Pierre.    Thank you."
C.   0.   T.   C.    (Continued   from   page   27)
recent Great War, Army planners have successfully drafted a military training program for officers which should prove invaluable in maintaining the Canadian Defence Force in peace time. In
so doing, they have made the role of The Canadian Officers Training Corps an important and integral part of undergraduate University life.
Page 28
The Graduate Chronicle Dr. Paul Boving Dies
With the death of Dr. Paul R. Boving, professor
emeritus of agronomy, on Saturday, May 3, the
University lost one of its best loved professors. Dr.
Boving died at the Vancouver General at the age of
75 after a long illness.
In addition to unique contributions to agronomy
in his field of genetics and plant breeding, Dr. Boving endeared himself to thousands of students by
his capacity for teaching and entering into the lives
and interests of many of them.
Since coming to UBC in 1916, to head the
agronomy department three years later, Professor
Boving was responsible for many improved strains
of mangels, carrots and other root crops, while his
investigation in the technique of alfalfa crosses was
On his retirement in 1939, UBC awarded him an
honorary LL.D. degree.
(Continued on page 28)
A constitution has been adopted and plans formulated for various activities to include the establishing  of a   scholarship  or  bursary  fund  and  the
sponsorship of a Little Theatre Group.
As the first successful project the Alumni sponsored the Players' Club in "What Every Woman
Knows." The appreciative audience and the very
satisfactory financial returns have definitely established this event as an annual Alumni activity.
Much of the success of this endeavour was due to
the hard work of Mr. W. H. Whimster, Mrs. G.
Rowland and  Mrs. C. Howe.
On April 30 fifteen members enjoyed a luncheon
gathering with Dr. F. H. Soward, who was visitnig
Penticton as a guest speaker with the Canadian
One of Canada's outstanding scientists and an
authority on atoms, Dr. Ebenezer Ffenry Archibald,
74, former professor of chemistry at the University
of British Columbia, died Tuesday in General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Dr. Archibald, who retired from UBC in 1941,
was a native of Brookvale, Halifax County, Nova
Summerland Alums met recently at the home of
Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Palmer, where the feature of a
regular meeting was a talk given by Alumni-
Secretary-Manager Frank Turner who discussed
the proposed medical faculty at U.B.C.
The Alumni here are planning a summer dance
on June 10, proceeds of which will go toward a
scholarship for a local high school student to attend
U.B.C.    The fund is within $700 of its $3000 goal.
H a matte/i &fy vital tittefi&it ta mA, cut!
British Columbia is entering a new era, in which new demands will be made upon us all. We face
a future of splendid promise to the young people of today.
It is safe to say that British Columbia was never in healthier or more robust condition, that never
has a keener or more soundly-based spirit of optimism prevailed.
Business and industrial leaders are of one mind — that this is the day and age of specialized
knowledge, that the key positions, the worth-while posts, in the business and industrial world of
the future will go to those whose minds are trained and disciplined by their years of study and
search, whose perceptions have been quickened to grasp the intricacies of the new techniques.
BUSINESS IS MOVING TO BRITISH COLUMBIA. What this means to our young men and
women needs no emphasis. Trained and equipped to take their places in the industrial picture,
this movement of business to British Columbia, this constant restless search for new and improved
methods and processes, opens up a fascinating field of opportunity.
Parliament Buildings Victoria,   B.   C.
Deouty  Minister. Minister.
June, 1947
Page 29 KITH:
Mary Loretta Chambers (Gamma Phi) to Ian
Ruth O'Dell Carson to Douglas Finnie (Sigma Phi
Caroline Dench to John William Smith.
Ann Stewart (Gammi Phi) to John Hill.
Ruth Smellie to Joseph Ross Brownell, Comm. '42.
Helen Elizabeth Stacey to Stanley Arthur Bright-
Dorothy Elizabeth Stacey to William Ian MacKay
(Theta Beta Pi).
Joan McKeen to Richard Wallace.
Mary Cornelia Ferris to Douglas Dale Milson.
Dolores Lorraine Large (Kappa Kappa Gamma) '44
to Edwin Putnam Bowser.
Jean Dorothy Oben to Robert Albert Cox.
Margaret Haspel, 37, second Vice-President of
Alumni Association, to Mr. Hugh II. McCaugh-
ey, Mav 24th, in Vancouver.
To Mr. and Mrs. Monty Wood '30 (Eleanor Riggs)
a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Grauer '25, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Boyes, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Anatole Zaitzeff  (Aggie '31 )  a
To Mr. and Mrs. John Stark '40 (Morva Longfellow '38) a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Dave Brock '30, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Denis Housser, a son!
To Mr. and Mrs. Denis Murphy, '29, a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Todd, a daughter.
To Mr, and Mrs. R. J. Temoin '39 (Esme Caydzien
'40)  a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. F. J .E. Turner '39, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Keate '35, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Graham Darling '39, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Allan Mercer '36, a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Philip Green  (Norma Drysdale
'43) a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Harold Morton  Graham Sc. '43.
(Daphne Ryan '44) a son.
To Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Kirkpatrick '23  a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ranta (Pauline McMar-
tin, Sc. '39) a son.
To Mr .and Mrs. Oscar Orr '43 ,a daughter at Bahrein Island, Persian  Gulf, where  Oscar is  located with Oil Company.
Douglas Smith, 24, B.A. '44, drowned while
swimming in surf at Sea Downs Beach. San Rafael,
California. A brilliant student at U.B.C, he was
attending the University of California on scholarship.
_ Bert Dagger, 41, University soccer great in the
thirties, died in Vancouver, March 5.
The Hon. Denis Murphy for 32 years a judge
of the Supreme Court of B.C., and a former governor of the University of B.C.. died at the age of
76 on May 1.
Two University graduates were united in marriage May 23 when Miss Mary Wilkinson, graduate
of U.B.C. and of the Vancouver General Hospital,
married John Leslie Canty. Mr. Canty is a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
John A. Buckland, Sc. '43, with his wife, Miriam
Renwick, Comm. '44, is leaving for Pennsylvania
State College where he will join the staff while on a
research assistantship in the Petroleum Refining
Robert Smith, Comm. '39, has been appointed
Assistant Trade Commissioner at Cairo, where he
has taken up residence.
R. L. MacDougall, '39, with his wife, the former
Brenda Goddard, is in Toronto, where he is completing his M.A. He writes that he sees Jack
Drainie, Lister Sinclair, and wife Alice Mather frequently.
Don Buckland, Sc. '42, is the newly appointed
head of the Dominion Forest Pathology Laboratory
for British Columbia.
Zelle Adcock, '44 is at Columbia completing a
Doctor's Degree in Philosophy.
Mary McLorg, '42, is also at Columbia working
for her M.A. in Social Work.
James Hatter. '45, has spent the year at Pullman
studying for a Ph.D. in Zoology, his specialty wild
life management. He will spend the summer in the
interior of B.C. studying conditions of the moose.
Page 30
The Graduate Chronicle The Bank's Long Experience Is at Voiir Service
Many a business man has surmounted his difficulties by following
the advice of his Bank Manager, whose training and experience enable
him to suggest the best use of business assets.
This is a service at the disposal of every actual or prospective customer of the Bank.
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These payments include the
Interest and Principal
When building under the National Housing Act you  pay 20%  of the appraised value of the property
and we loan you 80% of this value.
Your financing is as important as your plans and contractor.  Call at our office and let  us  explain our
modern loans.   Our mortgage appraisers will give you any assistance you may require.
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June, 1947
Page 31 RADAR
for Ships in Fog and Darkness
>■■■ r
# Radar has solved the mariners' problem of
plotting a safe course through storm and
darkness. The viewing screen of the Electronic Navigator shows the exact locations
of the shore line, buoys, and other surface
obstacles. This remarkable war-time development ushers in an era of safety undreamed of a few years ago.
The G-E electronic navigator is designed
specifically for use on merchant ships to
provide early warning of navigational dangers. It may be operated by any crew member
with 15 minutes training. Its simplicity indicates the way the marvels of the Electronic
world are being put to work in everyday life.


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