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[.    H    C.     AL   UMNI    CHRONIC!   t~ U. B. C. Alumni Chronicle
Published  by the
Alumni Association of the  University
of British  Columbia
Editor:  Harry  T.  Logan,  M.C,   M.A.
Assistant to the Editor: Sally Gallinan,  B.A.'49.
Sharp, B.Com.'36; Past President, G. Dudley
Darling, B.Com.'39; First Vice-President, Hugh
John Hodgins, B.A.Sc.'28; Second Vice-President, Mrs. Frank M. Ross, B.A. '25; Third
Vice-President, Dean Blythe A. Eagles, B.A/22;
Treasurer,  Archie  P.  Gardner,  B.A.'37;  Execu
tive Secretary, A. H. Sager, D.F.C, B.A/38;
Chronicle Editor, Harry T. Logan, M.C, M.A.
MEMBERS-AT-LARGE: John Ashby, B.A/33;
Mrs. Morris Belkin, B.A.'40; Dr. W. G. Black,
B.A.'22; E. G. Perrault, B.A.'48; Mrs. Lawrence
E. Ranta, B.A.'35, B.A.Sc'39; Leonard B.
Stacey, B.A.Sc.'24. DEGREE REPRESENTATIVES: Agriculture, Jack Gray, B.S.A.'39; Applied Science, Stuart S. Lefeaux, B.A.Sc/45;
Architecture, Harry Lee, B. Arch.'50; Arts,
Harold W. Fullerton, B.A.'29; Commerce,
Donald A. McRae, B.Com.'47; Forestry, Norman
Dusting, B.S.F.'52; Home Economics, Mrs.
George Cornwell, B.H.E.'49; Law, Brian W. F.
McLoughlin, LL.B.'50; Medicine, Victor A.
MacPherson, B.A/50, M.D.'54; Pharmacy, Miss
Anne   Tomljenovich,   B.S.P.'54;   Physical   Edu
cation, Richard Mitchell, B.P.E.'49, Social
Work, George V. Jones, B.S.W/49, M.S.W.'50.
Agnew, B.A/22; His Honour Judge A. E. Lord,
B.A/21; Dr. I. McTaggart-Cowan, F.R.S.C,
B.A/32, Ph.D.(Calif.)'35. ALMA MATER
Editorial Committee
Chairman: Peter J. Sharp; Members: G. Dudley
Darling, Harry T. Logan, E. G. Perrault, A. H.
Chronicle  Offices
Business Office: 201 Brock Hall, U.B.C,
Vancouver 8, B.C. Editorial Office: 207 Brock
Hall,  U.B.C, Vancouver 8,  B.C.
Published in Vancouver, Canada, and authorized as second class mail, Post Office Dept., Ottawa.
VOLUME   9,   NUMBER   2
SUMMER, 1955
Class   Reunions—Art   Sager .. 	
Alumni Report—President Peter Sharp          .  	
Branches—Art  Sager      ....
Granduate Profile: Harry Letson—His Honour, Judge A. E. Lord
The President Reports—President McKenzie           11
No News is Good News—David Brock       12
Joseph  Morgan  and Salk Vaccine—Editor           13
Impressions of U.N.—Norah Michener   13
The Faculty of Agriculture—Dean  B. A. Eagles     .14-15
Makers of the University: Henry Esson Young—Dr. W. C. Gibson   .16-17
Congregation—Editor        18-19
Friends of the University—Editor     . . 19
Canada's  Fisheries—Hon.  James  Sinclair  20-21
My Year in Japan—Anne Smith      ...      ,   22-23
Graduate Shadow Profile: Gordon Scott—
Magistrate Gordon  W.  Scott  24-25
Alumnae and Alumni           .25-27
The Faculty    20-30
Banff School of Advanced Management—E. D. MacPhee      30
At The Sign of the Totem: University News         31
U.B.C.  Development Fund—Aubrey  F.  Roberts          32
Sports   Summary—Bus   Phillips          —      33
Marriages,  Births,  Obituaries ....               34
Report By President — Peter Sharp
Since my last report, the most significant development in
Alumni affairs has been the change in the fiscal year of the
Association. Heretofore we have operated from November
1st to October 31st. However, with the expansion of our
activities within recent, years, this period has become increasingly difficult insofar as the budget is concerned.
The fiscal year of the 1'niversity i.s April 1st to March
31st. After considerable study by our Finance Committee
it was recommended that the Association should change
its fiscal year to coincide with that of the University. This
recommendation was approved, and the constitution
amended, at a special general meeting on May 4th.
At the same time the Association approved a request
which had been received from the Trustees of the U.B.C.
Development Fund that the Fund Year be changed from
September 1-August 31 to coincide with the Calendar Year.
It is felt that this change will prevent any further uncertainty in the minds of Alumni donors as to whether they
have contributed in the current Fund appeal. The present
campaign   (1955)   will continue until December 31st.
The two other developments of note this Spring have
been the success of the Henley Rowing Fund (almost
$25,000 at the time of writing) and the continued increase
in Branch activity. The Branch Report in this issue—condensed though it is—will give some idea of the interest and
support which Alumni everywhere are giving to U.B.C. and
to education generally.
I am delighted to report also the greatly improved
position with regard to Alumni records. Last Autumn
we had some 6000 Lost Souls on our Alumni address list;
this number has now been reduced to an approximate
2000 Alums still unheard from. This reflects great credit
on Barry Sleigh's Telephoning Committee, the tine co-operation of the Alumni, and on the Secretary and his Staff.
I would like to add a word about the Chronicle. The
Spring Issue was sent to 15,000 graduates and I am impressed with the large number of favourable comments
made to me by graduates, not only locally but also on
my  recent  tour of Alumni  Branches  in  California.
+      +      +
Class Reunions
Plans are now being made for the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary to be
held at the time of Homecoming—October 22nd. First meeting of
the Reunion Committee is scheduled for mid-June. Science '30 have
already announced a Stag Dinner on the eve of Homecoming, followed
by a get-together at the football game and a dinner or ball that
night. Their Committee tentatively suggest that the Class Anniversary
be  held  Saturday  evening  and  take  the   form   of a   Reunion   Dance.
All   members   of   the   Class   of   '30   (for   whom   we   have   accurate
addresses) will  be notified of  the final  arrangements.
A questionnaire was sent early in May to the Class Executive and
others who seemed to be interested in a 20th Anniversary. Replies
were most heartening. First meeting of the Committee will be held
in  the  first  week  of  June.
We'd   like  to   hear   from  all   members  of  the  Class  who  would   like
to trek  back to the  Campus sometime  during   Homecoming  Week.
What about a 10th Anniversary Reunion? One member of the
Class Executive is interested. We'll start the ball rolling here in the
office   if  others   like  the   idea.
Calgary—S.     P.     (Bud     Burden,     B.A.'Sc.,'40,
3032—26th   St.,   S.W.
Chilliwack—Mrs.   Les   E.   Barber   (nee   Connie
Baird),  B.A.'37,  411   Wellington Ave.
Creston—W.  H. Wilde,  B.A.'50,  M.S.(Utah)'52,
Cranbrook—L G. Truscott,  B.A.'41,  c/o  Cranbrook  High   School.
Box   1167;  Mrs.   D.  K.  Archibald  (nee  Constance  McTavish),  B.A.'29,  Box   100.
Dawson Creek—Robert E. Dodd,  B.A.'49,  LL.B.
'50,  Box  2185.
Edmonton—Hugh  B.  Mason,  B.A.'48,   10226—
147th St.
Fernie—Ken   Stewart,   B.A/32.
Grand   Forks—Hugh   Sutherland,   B.A.'52,   c/o
Junior-Senior   High   School.
Hammond—Malcolm     Brown,     B.A.'39,     2413
Power Line Road, R.R. No.  1.
Kamloops—Miss J.  Margaret  Dawson,   B.A.'40,
120 St.  Paul  St.  W.
Kelowna—W. A. Shilvock,  B.A.'3t,  B.Com.'32,
267 Bernard Ave.
Kimberley—L. F. H. Garstin, B.A/40, M.A.'46,
Box 313.
Lethbridge—M. M. Wiggins, B.S.A.'48, Vaux-
hall, Alberta.
Montreal—Herb Capozzi, B.A.'47, B. Com.'48,
Nanaimo—J. W. Asselstine, B.Com.'46, B.C.
Telephone Company.
New York—Miss Rosemary Brough, B.A.'47,
No. 4L, 2)4 East 51st St.; Dr. David B. Wod-
linger, Director U.S. Student Program, Institute of International Education, 1   E. 67th St.
Northern California—Albert A. Drennan, B.A.
'23, 420 Market St., San Francisco 11.
Ottawa—Dr. John Davis, B.A.Sc'39, Ph.D.
(McGill)'42,  115  Reid Ave.
Penticton—Mrs. G. Hambleton (nee Claudine
Tait),  B.A.'29,  Box 2921.
Portland—Dr. David Charlton, B.A.'25, 2340
Jefferson St.
Prince   George—Gordon    Baum,   B.A.'51.
Prince Rupert—Miss Sheila Hicks, B.Com.,
B.S.A.'48,  1005 W. 3rd Ave.
Pullman—Eugene   B.   Patterson,   B.S.A.'50,   105
College Ave.
Regina—Rex L. Brown, B.A.'27, 682 Wallace St.
Seattle—Miss  Nora  Clark,   B.A.'47,   3629   15th
Southern  California—Les.  W.  McLennan,   B.A.
'22,  917  Sierra Vista  Drive,  Fullerton.
Summerland—A. K. Mcleod, B.A.'34, Principal,
Summerland   High   School.
Terrace—John   C.    Lawrance,   B.A/32,   Skeena
Junior - Senior High School.
Toronto—Roy   V.   Jackson,    B.A.'43,    No.    38,
48 Glenview Ave.
Trail—Dr.   M.   M.   Wright,   B.A/38,   B.A.Sc/38,
Box 914,  Rossland.
Vernon—Frank    Paul,    B.A.'47,    M.A.'49,    c/o
Senior   High   School.
Victoria—Dr.  W.   H.  Gaddes,   B.A/39,  M.A/46,
4150 Cedar  Hill  Road.
Williams   Lake—M.  J.   Walsh,   8.S.A/47.
United Kingdom—Lt.-Col.  H.  F.  E. Smith,  '25,
(Hon.  Sec),  B.C.  House,   1   -  3  Regent  St.,
London,  S.W.I,  England.
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        A The Editor's Page
Athletics—Entertainment and Education
The simultaneous resignation of two
Instructors in any other Department
with a total staff of thirteen would,
it is safe to say. excite little interest
or comment either inside or outside
the University. When it became known,
however, at the end of term that Don
Coryell and Dick Mitchell were leaving
their posts as Instructors in the Department of Physical Education, the
wide publicity given to their resignations was evidence not only of the
regard in which both men were held
at the University, but also of the
public interest in their success as
Coaches of Canadian and American
football. Both were great Coaches with
a gift of inspiring individual players
with a love of the game. They will
be greatly missed in U.B.C
The fact that Dick Mitchell resigned
his University appointment to enter
business received little comment. Such
a change from teaching to business or
industry or a profession is natural
enough and not uncommon.. Less well
understood was Don Coryell's acceptance of a position as Football Coach
at Wenatchee Junior College where,
one might think, because of the relatively small enrolment, opportunities
of helping students with their Physical
Training would be much more limited
than at U.B.C. Such is indeed the
case, but his decision to go to Wenatchee, hard as it may have been, was
as natural as Dick Mitchell's decision
to go into a business firm in Vancouver.
Don Coryell, witli two degrees from
Washington University, lias special
training for a career as a Football
Coach, a career which is not possible
at U.B.C. where all coaching is done
as a part-time or spare-time occupation,
whether by members of the Physical
Education Staff or on a voluntary basis
undertaken by students, members of
Faculty or private persons outside the
University. At Wenatchee. though it
is a small institution of Junior standing, the Coach can recruit players
from High Schools and arrange scholarships for them; he can thus build up
a winniny team; owing to association
with Coaches in other Colleges and
Universities his success will be noted,
his best players fed into some larger
College and so, presently, opportunity
will come for advancement in his
chosen  career.
This situation and the circumstances
it reveals point up clearly the difference
in practice and policy between our
own University and a very large
number of American Universities with
respect to athletics. In the United
States, College Athletics have been developed with a view to their appeal as
spectator sports. The interest of the
public was noted very early by Yale,
Harvard, Dartmouth, Ann Arbor, and
other  older  Universities.    Larger  and
larger 'Bowls' were created to hold
the thousands of fans and the numerous
Bowl Games played on January 1 are
watched today, directly and on tele
vision, by many millions. As the public
demand a winning team, so have sue
cessful Football Coaches received
higher and higher salaries and their
fame is often greater than that of their
College and University Presidents.
There are indeed glittering prizes in
store for a competent Football Coach :
and Basket-ball now holds out similar
prospects. University athletics, i.e.,
ir>lnning athletics, is no longer a recreation for students to keep their bodies
tit as an aid to study or as part of a
Physical Education programme: it is
ra.ther a form of public entertainment,
which, in the quality of play, challenges the professional teams, and in
public interest, surpasses them. So
difficult have become the problems of
adjusting academic requirements to
the demands of athletics that a high
University Official recently proposed
* that "athletes be relieved of the
obligation to meet academic requirements if they do not wish to do so," and
that academic work be prescribed
which is "suited to the tastes and
talents of the athlete, with the clear
understanding by professors and
athletes alike that the record as a
student will be neither a hindrance nor
help to athletic success." Probably few
members of our University, whether
Faculty or Students, would agree with
this proposal.
Because Nature has decreed that
most of our inter-collegiate competition
be found with the Universities on the
West Coast, our athletes have been
brought into constant touch witli the
system of coaching which prevails in
these institutions. Though we have
had few victories in Football, we have
been able to hold our own. with our
very different coaching system and
academic practice, in other sports such
as Swimming. Rugby, and Rowing, and
there are some who believe that it'
ever Football is played widely in our
High Schools, we would have an even
chance in the Evergreen Conference.
As it is. many of our best football
teams huve been the product of volun
tary coaching, and the outstanding
success of our rowing crew, which is
now in England, preparing for the
Grand Challenge Race at the Royal
Henley Regatta, goes far to confirm
faith in the traditional athletic practice at U.B.C.
T.   L<H
* College Athletics: Education or Show Business, by Harold W. Stoke, Dean of Graduate
School, University of Washington in Atlantic
Monthly,   March,   1954,
Art Sager visits B.C. Alums
Peter Sharp in California
There has been a considerable increase in branch activity in tlie past
few months. The following is no more
than a brief and incomplete summary
to May 20th—the Editor's final 'final'
Stan Hughes, B.S.F/49. Immediate
Past-Chairman, reports that the 1955-
5(5 Executive consists of: Chairman,
S. P. (Bud) Burden. B.A.Sc.'4(); Vice-
Chairman, Mrs. W. (Zora) Smith:
Second Vice Chairman, R. II. (Dick)
King, B.A.Sc.\S<>; Secretary-Treasurer,
T. J. (Tom I Stevens, B.A/53. The
Branch held their Spring Dance on
May 27 in the Harris Club Skyrooms.
Architect, John T. Bronger, B.Arch.'54,
has located two "lost souls" for us.
John is now with Rule. Wynn & Rule,
Calgary firm of architects. Art Sager
hopes   to  visit   this   branch   soon.
L. G. Truseott. B.A/41. Principal of
the High School, and Eric J. Dunn,
B.A.'25. Inspector, handled the arrangements and reception for Professor
Stanley Read. M.A. (McGill), and Art
Sager, B.A.'HS. when they spoke to
Senior Students about the University
on May 9.
Credit for the establishment of an
organized Branch here goes to Walt
Wilde. B.A.'50, M.S. (Utah i '52. Mrs.
D. K. (Constance) Archibald. B.A/29.
and others who also handled the details
and provided the hospitality for Professor Read and the Executive Secretary on their visit May 12. Thirty-
live attended the inaugural dinner
meeting at which were elected: President. W. II. A. Wilde: Vice-President.
Mrs. D. K. Archibald: Secretary, Ron
W. Cooper. U.S.A.'49: Treasurer. Mrs.
W. J.Truseott. B.A/21. Thanks and
congratulations to the Creston Alums
and  friends !
Dr. Roy Daniells. B.A.'SO. Ph.D.
(Tor.). Head of the English Department, was the guest spea.ker at the
Graduation Banquet of the South
Peace Junior-Senior High. May 27.
W. J. Hartrick. B.A.'47. Supervising
Principal, arranged the affair which
lasted until the 'wee sma' hours'.
Twenty five Alumni attended.
Art Sager was the last-minute guest
speaker for the inaugural reception and
banquet at the Corona Hotel on April
29. A very enjoyable and successful
gathering of the clan (Edmonton claims
200 members I. some of whom remained
nostalgic until 4:00 a.m.! Elected to
the Executive were: President. Hugh
B. Mason. B.A/4S; Vice-Presidents,
Capt. R. B. Huene, John Haar, B.A.'SO,
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Art Sager addresses Creston Branch.    From  Left:
Dr. Murray, Professor Stanley Read, Mrs. D. K.
Vaughan   Mosher,   Mrs.   Mosher,  G.
D. J. Gardiner, B.A.Sc'49; Secretary.
Joan C. Shore, B.S.A.'53; Treasurer.
L. M. Horner, B.Com.'52.
Professor Read and the Executive
Secretary stopped long enough here,
after speaking to the High School
students, to meet Isaac Haile, B.A.Sc.
'44, now an Engineer with East Kootenay Power and Light, and have tea
with Ken N. Stewart. B.A.'32, and
Mrs. (Margaret) Stewart, B.A/37. At
the school we met Norman Gill,
B.A.Sc'43. More time—another time.
Hugh Sutherland. B.A.'52, teacher at
the Junior-Senior High School, has
'volunteered' to act as Alumni contact.
U.B.C. Staff Members, Dr. Kenneth
Argue, B.A. (Alberta), M.A. (Oxon.).
D.Ed. (Columbia), and Dr. Murray
Cowie, M.A. (Queen's), Ph.D.
(Chicago), attended the Graduation
Banquet on June 3 and met many
Alumni and friends later.
Too late to report, but at the time
of writing Art Sager is off to the
Cariboo, planning to meet informally
with Kamloops Alumni on May 2(i.
Arrangements are being made by J
Margaret (Buntie) Dawson. B.A.'50.
Mr. Ira Robinson (Architecture) and
Dr. Cedric Hornby. B.S.A.'36. M.S.A.
'40, Ph.D. (Cornell l. (Horticulture),
also visited Kamloops on May 25.
speaking to High School students the
following day.
Lengthy correspondence has taken
place with Les G. Wilson, B.Com.'40.
on specific University matters, and arrangements have been made at time
of writing with Mrs. J. (Helen I McLennan, B.A.'23. regarding the visit
of Mr. Robinson and Dr. Hornby on
May 23. No doubt local Alumni extended usual Kelowna hospitality.
L. H. (Larry) Garstin. I!.A.'40.
M.A/46, handled most of the arrangements for the visit by Professor Read
and the Secretary on May 9 and 10.
Very enjoyable reception at the home
of Mrs. H. W. Poole, B.A/32. Met grads
of U.B.C. and TJ. of A. everywhere and
the   University   and    Association   are
Mrs. Murray, D. K. Archibald, Mrs. Stanley Read,
Archibald, Art Sager, Alan Staples, Mrs. Staples,
Raglin,   Ron   Cooper,   Mrs.   T.   Gautier.
indebted to all of them. I. H. R. Jeffrey.
B.A.'47. Inspector of Schools, and R. D.
Young,  (TJ. of A.), were most helpful.
M. M. Wiggins. B.S.A/48, has offered
to organize a branch here. He will
soon be supplying a list of Alumni in
that area. Will those interested contact him at Vauxhall, Alberta.
John F. McLean, B.A., Director of
U.B.C. Personnel Services, visited Mont
real on June 4-6. Arrangements have
been made for him to meet with the
large city Branch of which Herb Capozzi, B.A/47. B.Com.'4,8. (now with the
C.B.C), is President. Full report in
next issue.
Over 100 Alumni and friends at
tended the Annual Dinner of the
Branch in the Malaspina Hotel on
March 8. Dr. MacKenzie was guest
speaker and gave a full report on University development. So successful was
the affair that the 1954 Executive was
given a vote of confidence and returned to office for another term. J. W.
Asselstine, B.Com.'46. is President.
Peter Sharp, B.Com.'36, Alumni President, visited San Francisco and met
with the branch in May. Peter is still
travelling at time of writing and we
expect a full report in the Autumn
Issue. Albert A. Drennan, B.A.'23. arranged the affair for May 6. Thanks.
An active Branch here. The new 1955
Lineup is: President. Dr. John Davis.
B.A.Sc/39, Ph.D. (McGill |'42; Vice
President. Lt. Col. W. W. Mathers: Secretary-Treasurer, Jocelyn S. Marshall.
B.A.'SO: Executive Members. Joan Mar
lowe, B.S.A/48. Wilson McDuffee, B.A.
'37. Paul Clement. B.S.A.'36. Ted Jack
son, B.A.'37, and Stan Bailey. B.A.'38.
A social evening, held in the Officers'
Mess at H.M.C.S. Carleton, February
9, under the sponsorship of W. T. S.
Fraser, (Lieut. - Cnidr., Reserve),
brought out 130 Alums, wives and
friends. A last report indicated that a
Summer meeting (outdoors) was being
Dr. Bill Gibson, B.A/33, M.Sc. (McGill)'36. Ph.D. (Oxon.)'38, M.D.C.M.
(McGill)'41. met with Branch members
here and in Summerland on March 2.
and Dr. Murray Cowie and Dr. Kenneth Argue visited Penticton on June
1 or 2. Too late for the deadline, but
we can safely assume that these Faculty members were well looked after
by Mrs. G. Hambleton. B.A/29. and her
Executive during their visit to schools
in the first week in June.
Also on top of the (leadline is Art
Sager's trip to Prince George on May
25. Gordon Bainn. B.A.'51, has been the
enthusiast and the man behind the idea
to form a Branch. A report on bis sue
cess in the Autumn  Issue.
Courtesy Newton Associates, Ottawa.
Group   of   1955-56   Ottawa   Executive  and   retiring   members.     From   Left:   B.   G.   Sivertz,   Eileen
Moyles, Lieut.-Col.  W. W. Mathers, Wilson McDuffee, Jocelyn  Marshall,  Kaye  Lamb, S. J.  Bailey.
Inset Dr. John Davis, Branch President.
The Secretary also hoped to meet
Engineers, E. W. Hall, B.A.Sc'38, and
I. MacQueen Taylor, B.A.Sc/34, and
other graduates during his visit to the
High Schools at Quesnel, Williams
Lake and Prince George, May 24-26.
Les McLennan, B.A/22, set up a very
excellent dinner meeting of the Branch
on May 14 at the Biltmore Hotel in
Los Angeles. Peter Sharp was the guest
of honour and Les reports that he "did
a handsome job for U.B.C." Full story
and pictures (we hope) in next issue.
The Branch were on hand to cheer for
the U.B.C. Rowing Crew at Newport on
May 28.
Dr. Bill Gibson was entertained royally by the Alumni and many friends
of U.B.C. when he visited to address
the Board of Trade and spea.k to the
High Schools in March. Dr. Argue and
Dr. Cowie will, no doubt, report a similar "treatment" on June 2. Ewart
Woolliams, B.A.*25, M.Sc. (Idaho)'26,
and A. K. (Biff) McLeod, B.A/34, will
be responsible.
John McLean, will visit here, June
8-11, and at moment of writing plans
are being made by Roy V. Jackson,
B.A/43, to get the gang (hundreds) together for an informal reception. More
So much going on this spring here
that we can't possibly report for this
issue. The area is being invaded by
Faculty members and an "experimental" counselling programme has been
undertaken in the school by John McLean's staff.
Hopeful that Frank Paul, B.A/47.
M.A/49, Teacher at the Senior High,
will head up an Alumni nucleus. First
task was entertainment of the two
Faculty representaives who visited the
city, and the School, on May 24.
Successful Annual Meeting with Dr.
N. A. M. MacKenzie as guest speaker.
March 9. The following were elected:
Hon. President, Hon. R. Williston, B.A.
'40; President, Dr. W. H. Gaddes, B.A.
'39; 1st Vice-President, Grant Ains-
cough, B.S.F.'Sl; 2nd Vice-President,
Mrs. W. G. (Margaret) Dempsey, B.A.
'49; Secretary, Miss Constance Holmes,
LL.B.'51; Treasurer, Wilfred Pendray.
B.S.A.'38; Executive Member, Mrs.
Jean Bain, B.A.'40, Ray Baines, B.A.
'49, Richard Fairey, B.A.Sc/49, Dickson Falconer, B.A/48. B.Ed.'50, William McCubbin, B.Com/47, Ed. Rowley,
B.S.P/49, Miss Anna Wootton, B.A/52,
LL.B/53, Roy Temple. B.A.'31. There
have been two very good meetings of
the new Executive, one attended by-
Art Sager, and plans are shaping up
for a full and interesting 1955-56 pro
gramme. More later.
Art Sager visited on May 24 and 25,
spoke to High School students and was
entertained at the home of Mr. Doug.
Stevenson, B.A.Sc.'27, and Mrs. Stevenson, B.A/27. M. J. Walsh. B.S.A.'47.
District Agriculturist, is our Alumni
contact and (unelected) Branch President.
No meetings, but considerable corres
pondencp with individual grads. Mrs.
Alice Hemming, B.A.'28, who visited
the campus earlier in the year, very
generously offered to accommodate
three members of the Rowing Crew in
her home during the Henley Regatta.
It you know the address of any of these
Graduates, please send it to Art Sager, Alumni
Executive  Secretary,   Brock   Hall,   U.B.C.
Mrs.  D. Callaghan,  B.H.E/54.
Elizabeth Ethel Calverley, B.A/32.
Mr. Archie M.  R. Cambrin, B.A.Sc/49.
M.   J.   Cameron,   B.A/39.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex. G. Campbell, B.A/37.
Frances  C.   Campbell,   B.A/48.
Mrs.   Mary   E.   Campbell,   B.A/52.
Mary   Campbell,   B.A/48.
Norman K. Campbell, B.A/44.
Mr.  P. Campbell,  B.A.Sc/47.
Edward A. Capstick,  B.A/48.
Mr.  Allan  B.  Carlson,   B.A/51.
Mr.  Neil A. Carlson,  B.A/52.
Mr.  Stephen   N.   Carre,   B.A.Sc/33.
Mr.   Brian   J.   Carrigan,   B.A.Sc/49.
Mr.  Munro M. Carroll,  B.A.Sc/53.
Murray   N.   Carroll,   B.A/47.
Mr. Hugh M. Carter, B.A.Sc/49.
F/O  Kenneth  A.  Carter,   B.Com/47.
C.  A.  Chadwick,   B.Com/51.
Frances E. Chaplin,  B.S.W/49.
Mr.  George  G.   Chapman,   B.A/53,   LL.B/54.
V.   Marion  Chapman,   B.A/49.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Chapman, B.A/50.
Mr.   Leonard  A.  Chisholm,   B.A/49.
Mr.  Robert  L.  Christie,  B.A.Sc/49.
Miss Caroline Christopherson,  B.H.E/49.
Mr.  N.  Churchland,  B.A/50.
Mr.  Chas.  D.  Clarance,   B.A.Sc/49.
Mr. D. M. Clark,  B.A/50.
Mr.  Michael  D.  Clark/53.
Anna  P.  Clarke,  B.A/37.
Richard   L.   Clifford,   B.Com/47,   B.S.F/48.
Miss  E.   Myra  Clowes,   B.A/51.
Mr. J. F. Cochran,  B.A.Sc/50.
Mr.  Douglas  Eugene  Cole,   B.P.E.'54.
Donna  M.  Cole,  B.H.E.'48.
Miss  Margaret Colquhoun,  B.H.E/52.
Mr.   D.  Stuart  Conger,   B.A/49.
Mr.   Philip   H.   Connolly,   B.A/53.
Robert   E.   Cook,   B.A.Sc/47.
Marvin  C.  Cooke,  B.S.A/49.
H.   S.   Coomber,   B.Com/50.
Mr. Richard M. Cook, B.A.Sc/49.
Mr.  Alexander  C. Cooper,   B.A.Sc/44.
Robert   J.   Cooper,   B.Com.'49.
Lome   R.   Corbett,   B.Com/46.
Mr.  Anthony  F.  Cosgrave,   B.A/52.
Shirley  V.  Coulter,   B.A/45.
Elizabeth   M.  Cowley,   B.A/48.
Mr.   R.   D.   Cowley,   B.A.Sc/50.
Mr. Donald H. Crawford, B.S.A/48.
Lt.-Cdr. and Mrs. T. H. Crone, B.A/41.
Mr.  F.  William P. Crowther,  B.Com.'49.
Mr. Cairns C. Currie, B.A/53.
Mr.  John  F.  Currie,   B.A/49,   M.A/51.
Betty   J.   Cuthbert,   B.Com/48.
Miss R.  F. Cuthbertson,  B.A/35.
Mr. Phillip J.  Dadson, B.Com/52.
John  K.  Dakin,  B.Com/48.
James W.  Dalton,  B.A/51.
W.  W.  Damen,  B.A/41.
Mr.   Robert  J.   Davies,   B.A/53.
E.  T.  Davis,  B.A.Sc/48.
Mrs. C. B. Dawdy, B.A/30.
Mr.   and   Mrs.   John   A.    Dawson,   B.A.Sc/45,
Joan  I.   L.   Day,   B.A/44.
Mr.  John W.  B.  Day,  B.A.Sc/54.
George  B.   Deacon,   B.A/37.
Mr.  Ralph A.  Debou,  B.A.Sc/48.
Taffara De Gueff, B.Com/50.
B.  A.   Dellert,   B.A/35.
Mr.   Douglas  A.   Denholm,   B.S.P/51.
Mr.  James J.   Denholm,   B.A/49.
Mr. Neil M. Dennis, B.S.P/53.
Mr.  Aldo N.  Desantis,   B.S.A/49.
Victor   N.   Desaulniers,   B.S.F/54.
Kenneth   A.   Devlin,   B.S.A/46.
Mr. Arnold Wm. Dewhurst, B.A.Sc/53.
Mr.  Ralph W.  Diamond,  B.A/52.
John  Ernest Dickenson,  B.Com/46.
Mr.   Donald  C.   Dickie,   B.S.P/51.
B. A.  Dickson,  B.S.A/40,  M.S.A/42.
Mr. Joseph G.  Dilworth,   B.A/47.
Mr.  H.   L.   Disbrow,   B.A/50.
Miss Lillian  C.   Dobbin,   B.A/49.
Miss  Fay  L.  Dobson,   B.H.E/53.
Mr. George A. Dodman, B.A.Sc/51.
Richard   J.   Donaldson,   B.A.Sc.'5l.
B.  V.   Dore,   B.A/48.
Miss  Norah J.   Dowling,   B.A/53.
Mr. Michael E. Downing, B.A/49.
Mr.   Neil   T.   Drewry,   B.S.A/48.
Miss   N.   A.   Dryburgh,   B.A/47.
G. G. Dudley, B.S.A/48.
Mr.   D.  J.   Duke,   B.A/50.
Mr. Donald R. Dunfee, LL.B/49.
Mr. C. E. Dunn, B.A/50.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Dunn, B.A/25, B.A/23.
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National Research Scholarships
Twenty-eight University of British
Columbia undergraduates and graduate
students will share nearly $40,000 in
scholarships, bursaries, studentships
and fellowships awarded recently by
the National Research Council. The
N.R.C. awarded a total of $330,300 to
207 students on its latest honours list.
Continuing their work at U.B.C. on
$1,100 studentships will be: William
Bowering, Eugene Butkov, Colin W.
Clark. B. J. Fulton. Max Lynn Swanson, Robert Charles Thompson, Charles
Ronald Harris. Dale Welton Read,
Donald K. Edwards, and Jobe Kuijt.
Winners of $,S00 bursaries who will
continue at U.B.C. are: Gordon
Lothian Caldon, Donald Roderick McKay, Ernie A. G. Larson, Frank S.
Death. James Edward Hardy, John
W. F. Costerton, Lyle P. Robertson.
Ian Morley Duck, and Frank Arthur
Other local award winners and the
Universities they have selected include: J. F. Cochran, $2,500 Post-
Doctoral Overseas Fellowship, Oxford:
Thomas Gordon Northcote, $1,900
special scholarship. Cambridge; Robert
Edward l'ugh, $1,500 fellowship, University of Saskatchewan: T. G.
Atkinson, $1,500 fellowship, University
of Saskatchewan; Nick P. Fofonoff,
$2,500 Post-Doctoral Fellowship. National Institute of Oceanography in
England : Albert Lloyd Turnbull. $1,900
special scholarship, Oxford; Dr. Karl
L. Erdman. $2,500 Post-Doctoral Overseas Fellowship, Cambridge: Rudolph
R. Haering, $1,100 studentship, McGill;
Howard Norton Rundle, $1,100 studentship, McMaster, and Eric Peterson
Swan, $1,100 studentship. McGill.
Former U.B.C. students who won
grants and who will complete their
studies in the East and in England are :
Ezio Merler, $1,100 studentship,
Queen's University, and Harvey A.
Buckmaster, $2,500 Post-Doctoral Overseas  Fellowship,  Manchester.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Major-General Harry Let-son, C.B., C.B.E., M.C,
E.D.,   CD.,   B.Sc'19,   Ph.D.,   LL.D.
In three somewhat divergent fields,
viz., us soldier, engineer and business
man. Harry Letson has built himself
a reputation which has given him an
enviable position in Canadian life. Hut
the achievements which have made his
name most widely known are undoubtedly the services which he has rendered
to his country both in war and during
times of peace.
Harry was born in Vancouver in
September. 1N90. the son of pioneer
parents who contributed much lo the
early commercial and social life of
this city. His father was a co-founder
of the well-known firm of Letson and
Burpee of which Harry later became
managing-director, and which is now
managed by Harry's brother. C M.
CBruddy')   Letson,  B.A.'24,   B.A.Se.'26.
Harry received his early education
at Lord Roberts School from which he
graduated     to    King     Edward     High
Cadet    Letson   (holding    Mark    II    Ross    Rifle),
with    Australian    Cadet,    photographed     when
members    of    the    Young    Australia    League
visited   Vancouver   in    1910.
Graduate Profile—
Harry Letson
By   HIS   HONOUR  JUDGE   ARTHUR   E.   LORD,   Q.C.,   B.A.'21.
School, or Vancouver High School as
it then was. It was at this institution
that he received his first military training which was eventually to lead to
one of the highest posts in the Canadian Militia. He joined the 101st
Vancouver High School Cadet Corps,
which was attached to the Duke of
Counaught's Own Rifles regiment in
Vancouver, and in 1912. with sixty-
five other cadets, he set out on a
memorable six-months trip to Australia and Xew Zealand. The two
lance-corporals in the Corps were Harry
Letson and Morley Scott. B.A.'21,
I'll.I)., now Canadian Ambassador to
Harry was a student at I'.B.C., or
McGill College, as it then was, in the
class of Science '17, when World War
I broke out. and took an active part in
the C.O.T.C. Contingent from its formation. It was not long before
the 196th Western Universities Battalion was formed, one company from
each of the four Western provinces. He
was one of the first to enlist in this
regiment and soon rose to the rank
of Lieutenant, and in November 1916
proceeded overseas. Soon after his
arrival in England, Harry was posted
to the ~>4th Canadian Infantry Battalion and saw considerable action in
and around Vimy Ridge. While his
Battalion was taking part in a raid in
that sector on March 1. 1917. Harry
suffered very severe wounds which left
him permanently lame. In this action
he so conducted himself as to merit
the award of the Military Cross "for
conspicuous gallantry and devotion to
duty, showing great determination and
courage in leading his men forward in
the face of hostile fire."
Harry returned to the U.B.C. after
the war. where he completed his course
in Mechanical Engineering with First
Class Honours. As a sideline, he continued his interest in the C.O.T.C. and
was also active in the Men's Athletic-
Association. Before going overseas he
had played on the Senior McGill-B.C.
Rugby team.
The veterans of Harry's old battalion, the 196th, shortly after the
war, formed an Association, and each
year hold a reunion on the anniversary
of Vimy Ridge. It is a group where
former or present ranks (if any)
count for nothing, and if Harry is in
the City, he can always be counted
among those present, where his powerful, if not sweet, baritone can be heard
in the old songs of the war years.    It
Lieutenant Letson,  196th Western  Universities
Battalion,   at  Camp   Hughes   1916.
speaks highly for the strength of old
associations when a group of this
kind can still muster, as they do, from
60 to 70 men at these gatherings.
Shortly after graduation at U.B.C.
in 1919. Harry decided to pursue his
academic career further and went to
the University of London, England,
where he took the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
in 19211 During his two years at the
University of London, he was engaged
in research on diesel engines.
On returning to Vancouver. Harry
joined the Faculty of Applied Science
as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering,
which post he held for several years,
and then left to take over the managing-directorship of his father's firm.
Letson and Burpee, which carries on a
large machinery manufacturing business.
It must not be thought that Harry's
old love, the Militia, had been forgotten
—far from it. In 1927 he assumed
command of the B.C. Regiment, with
the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. After
four years in this position he took
charge of the U.B.C. contingent of the
C.O.T.C. and continued as its Commander until 1987. Then came a
further promotion when he was appointed Colonel and became O.C. the
14th Brigade.
In 1938 an Advisory Board of the
Department of National Defence was
created   and   Harry   was   the   obvious
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Courtesy Canadian Army.
Major-General   Letson    decorates    his   brother.
Major   G.    M.   Letson,   with    E.D.,   at   Debert
Camp, Nova Scotia, 1942.
choice for the appointment as advisor
for British Columbia on militia matters.
The other B.C. appointments made to
the new Board were Commander B. H.
Johnson (naval), and Major A. D.
Bell-Irving (air). On the outbreak
of World War II, Colonel Letson was
appointed Officer Commanding Vancouver Defences and had the task of
organizing the defences for the Vancouver and Fraser Valley areas,—a
somewhat thankless task, having in
mind the material and equipment with
which he had to work. However, the
Department of National Defence had
broader and more important fields for
the employment of Colonel Letson's
ability and experience when, in August,
1940, he was appointed Military
Attache to the Canadian Legation in
Washington, D.C. This was the first
time that such an appointment had
been made, and it was of great importance to the Canadian Government,
that the duties of the new office should
he well done. Colonel Letson filled the
post with distinction until February,
1942, at which time Canada was getting  into  full   stride   in   carrying   out
With    Field   Marshal   The    Earl   Alexander   of
Tunis, K.G., March, 1952.
its part in the war, and Harry was
called to Ottawa to take over the
duties of Adjutant-General. He now
became responsible for the recruiting
and training of the armed forces of
Canada, a position requiring great organizing ability, and wide experience
in the ever-changing methods of modern
warfare. It was at this time that he
was promoted to the rank of Major
As the war progressed, and the in
terests of the United States and Canada
in the prosecution of the war became
so closely linked, the need for the
appointment of a high-hanking officer
in the Canadian army to co-operate
with the American High Command,
especially in continental defence, and
for the exchange of military information, became increasingly evident. The
right man was available in the person
of Major-General Letson, and he was
appointed as chairman of the Canadian Joint Staff in Washington. In
these positions he enhanced his already
high  reputation as a  soldier.
During all the war years, Harry had
the help and support of his gracious
wife, the former Sally Lang Nichol.
whom he married in 1928, and after
the war the Letsons took up residence
in Ottawa. When Viscount Alexander
became Governor-General of Canada.
Major-General Letson became his Secretary and continued as such during
the incumbency  of that great soldier.
In more recent years Harry was
again called into service by the Department of National Defence as a
member of a Board of Officers to make
a report and recommendations on the
reorganization of the Reserve Army.
The Board's report was published a
few months ago. This assignment was
followed by his appointment as Advisor to the Chief of the General Staff
on Canadian Militia matters, a position
which he occupies today.
From the above recital it will be
seen that Harry's military record is
one of service to his country and of
great achievement in all assignments
undertaken by him. Closely allied to
his military activities is Harry's great
enthusiasm for rifle shooting. As a
member of Canada's Bisley team he
shot at Bisley in the years 1922, 1923,
1928, 1931 and 1984, and had the
honour of being Commandant of the
Canadian team in 1934. He is a life-
member of the B.C. Rifle Association.
and one of its Past Presidents, and is
now President of the Dominion of
Canada   Rifle  Association.
At the fall Congregation of the University in 1945. the Senate, feeling that
the accomplishments of several of its
graduates during the war gave a sort
of reflected glory to the University
itself, conferred honorary degrees upon
them. It was natural, of course, that
Harry should be included among them,
and it is an honour that he values very
In the midst of all his military activities,   one   would   wonder   how   he
General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower
decorates Major-General Letson with the Legion
of Merit, January, 1946. General Letson is
one of two persons who received the Legion
of Merit in the degree of Commander for the
second time. The first award was made in
June,    1953.
would find time for his profession as
an engineer. But he has not neglected
it by any means. In 1935-36 lie was
elected President of the Professional
Engineers Association of B.C. He is
also a member of the Engineering Institute of Canada and of the Institute
of Mechanical Engineers. He is also
still available for advice and counsel
in the firm of which he retains the
office of President. In another field
of business Harry has recently accepted
a directorship of the Powell River
Paper Company.
By reason of his service to his
country and because of Ids other
achievements. Harry can proudly take
his place among the distinguished
graduates of the University of British
Resting between big ones on fishing trip, 1954.
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A $600 collection of black and white
engravings, depicting scenes from Mexican history, was presented recently to
the University of British Columbia by
the University of Mexico.
lo harness SI* Lawrence power
Drawing showing the location oj tlie Power Project
in the International Rapids section of the St. I./iwrenei
Seaway near Cornwall. Qui.
Artist's conception oj the St. Lawrence River Power Project. One of
the world's greatest hydro-electric sources, it will develop 2,200,000
horsepower shared equally between Canada and the United States.
The powerhouse dam will he about three-quarters of a mile long.
24 of the 32 generators will bear the famous G-E monogram—76' in
the U.S. section and 8 in the Canadian.
For decades Canadians have planned and looked
forward to the day when ocean-going vessels could
travel up the St. Lawrence into the Great Lakes ...
and the river's strength could be turned into electric
power. Now that dream is to become a reality...
TODAY, dredges, earthmovers and piledrivers are carrying out a prodigious feat under sponsorship of both
the Canadian and United States governments. The way is
being prepared for a wide ship passage into the Great
Lakes. At the same time, the bulk of the St. Lawrence
River will be diverted through a single mighty hydroelectric dam. The mammoth power project is being
brought to completion through the tireless work and
enterprise of the Ontario Hydro and the Power Authority
of the State of New York.
The same manufacturing and engineering skills that go
into the G-E electrical equipment being built for the
St. Lawrence Project apply to all General Electric products.
By making better equipment, not only to generate and
transmit power, but also to put it to use, this Company
constantly contributes to better living for Canadians.
The G-E generators for the Canadian section will be
built at the Company's Peterborough Works. Larger
than the one being assembled, above, they will be
among the biggest in size ever made. The rotating
part of each generator alone will weigh over 300 tons.
7^-ogress /s Our Most Important Product
ID The President Reports—
Dear Alumni:
In considering what I might say to
you in the Summer Issue of the Chronicle—something which might be informing, timely and, I would hope, interesting—the thought occurred to me that
it might well serve the purpose of this
page if I repeated to you a part of
what I said to the Class of 1955 on the
occasion of their Graduation last
month. In the course of my remarks,
I reviewed some of the recent events
and developments at the University
and I feel it is highly appropriate as
well as my happy privilege to share
these observations with you all through
the medium of the Alumni Chronicle.
You will read elsewhere in this
magazine a general account of the
Fortieth Annual Congregation. We all
deeply regretted the enforced absence
of our Chancellor. Sherwood Lett,
whose duties in the international field,
so unselfishly undertaken at the call
of his country, detain him still in distant Viet Nam. In his absence, it fell
to my lot to say a few words as Acting-
Chancellor to those who were present
in the Armoury and especially to the
graduates   (in  part),   as  follows:
"I would like to report very briefly
about the University year that is, in a
sense, ending today and tomorrow. It
has been a good year, in many respects
an outstanding one, and one which, like
1945, may be unique in the history of
U.B.C. In 1945 the veterans began to
come back to us and the Government
and the Legislature that, year increased
our budget and voted five millions for
the building programme, and we began
in a serious way to plan for and to begin the expansion of the University in
terms of new Faculties, new Schools,
new Departments and new Courses of
Study. This year too our enrolment
has begun to increase again in a significant way, and within ten years it is
certain to pass the ten thousand mark.
The Government and the Legislature
have made provision for our present
and future needs through an undertaking to provide us with ten millions
for new buildings and services and by
extending by some 4.S5 acres our
campus here.
"Then too. we are being urged at the
present time, from all sides, to organize
and operate new Faculties, Colleges
and Courses; among these are Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy. Music. Fine Arts: we are asked
also to take full responsibility for all
Teacher Training in the Province, and
to arrange for Far Eastern and Asian
studies. There is also a renewed interest, on the part of certain of the religious denominations, in the development
of Residential Theological Colleges on
the campus, as evidenced by the Act
passed this year in respect of our Pros
byterian friends.
"Now all this is exciting and stimulating, and we are fortunate to be alive
and to share in this creative work.
There is, however, one note that I want
to emphasize. I'm thrilled and enamoured by the prospect of new facilities and new buildings—I'm sick to
death of the sight of these hundreds of
ugly and, in some cases, dilapidated
Army Huts which mar and disfigure
our campus. But, quite frankly, there
are two things that in my opinion are
more important than these. Wre at the
University exist to serve the young
people of this Province. Our first and
most important objective therefore, is
to see to it that every young man and
woman in the Province, who has the
desire, the ambition and the capacity,
should be encouraged and assisted to
come to the University. Now this
means more money for scholarships,
for prizes, for loans, from governments,
corporations and from private citizens :
for while all of these have been generous, we do need more money in considerable quantity to help our Students
who are, as it has been so frequently
and truly said, our greatest and most
important real value-producing asset
and Natural Resource.
"But there is little point in bringing
these Students to U.B.C. unless we
have here as their Teachers the very
best men and women in their respective
fields in the country and in the world,
for this is one place where the second
rate, the mediocre isn't good; it just
isn't any good at all. A dull Teacher
may well spoil for all time a first-class
young man or woman Student. We are
fortunate in the quality and in the
character of our Teaching Staff, but
we do not pay them enough relative to
the rewards available in government,
in industry and in the professions; and
while I'm joyful at the thought that
we can replace huts by beautiful and
modern buildings, I'd put up with huts
almost forever if we were given enough
for our Students and our Teaching
Staff. Surely, in a Province where a
single industry is in the process of
spending some 500 millions for the production of a useful metallic product,
a few extra millions for the best of
our young people is not an extravagant
"Now this year has been a good one
in other ways. Last August our Rowing
Crew surprised us and the world by
winning at the British Empire Games.
AVe wish them equal good fortune at
Henley in July.    And only yesterday I
President   MacKenzie   in   the   Degree   Day   Procession,   May   16,   1955.
met at the airport our Alumni Players
who brought hack to B.C. for the first
time the Trophy from the Dominion
Drama Festival. We congratulate them
upon this signal honour that they have
achieved for themselves, their Alma
Mater and their Province. And this
month one of our Staff. Professor Forward, received the two top awards for
scientific discovery in his field of Mill
ing and Metallurgy. Others of our
Staff have been honoured in significant
ways and we rejoice with them and
share in their pride and in the reflected
glory which they shed upon us. Our
friends continue to be generous to us,
as the lists in your hands of Gifts.
Grants and Bequests bear witness. It
would not be right or fair to single out
individuals, but I do want to make
special mention of the recent help in
the form of equipment and teaching aid
that we have received from the societies interested in the prevention and
cure of Polio and Cancer.
"And the last thing that I want to
say is just a word of greeting and farewell to those of you who graduate. I
and the other members of the Staff
hope that, during the years you have
been with us. you have enjoyed your
lives and that you feel it has been
worth the time and the effort and the
money, and that you have gotten something out of if, and we hope that it
will help to make you better-equipped
to do those things that all of you want
to do and to find happiness and satisfaction in life. And in doing that I
would like you to remember that you
are Graduates of this University and,
as such, members of it and belonging
to us. I ask you to keep the University
and those who serve it in mind whore-
ever you may be. and so, in all these
things, I would wish you happiness,
farewell and  godspeed."
Let me add the same wish to you all.
Yours sincerely,
"Canadian culture is a monopoly con
trolled by a university click," Ulrie
Transom. M.P., told a press conference
today. Asked if he meant a clique, he
replied "No, that is an old-fashioned
golf club." Mr. Transom said he was
all in favour of having large numbers
of young men and women going to
college, but he did not think they should
compete for jobs with honest men after
they graduate. "They want to have it
both ways," he said.
Hazel Bunce Hagtaper, of Vander
hoof College, has been awarded a
Fogarty Fellowship, of a value of
$6,000 a year for five years, plus fringe
benefits and a set of matched luggage.
She will make a study of ex-Fogarty
Fellows and attempt to determine what
has become of them.
Dr. Pintle V. Gudgeon, Dean of
Everything at Allsorts University, declared it is untrue to say that graduates
in Arts are unfamiliar with Old
Testament history. "We do not offer
a course in this subject." he said, "for
the simple reason that lectures would
tend to include comment, if only by
accident, and we do not think comment
on religion has any place in a tolerant
democracy. We do, however, require
students in English 709 to read "Pilgrim's Progress" and this amounts to
the same  thing.    Let  us  not  quibble."
The University of Rupert's Land
announces the founding and upholstering of a chair of Matrimonial Psychology. The philanthropist who endowed
the chair wishes to remain anonymous,
owing to the fact that he lias three
wives still living. "I feel the young
people of today will grow into the finest
specimens they have ever seen." he
said, "and it would indeed be a thousand pities if they ever thought less of
themselves or of their spouses after a
few years of marriage. Cynicism is
the child of ignorance. Let us teach
the young women at college how to
handle a husband and teach the young
men to look forward to this experience
with true selflessness and grit. What
we need is a little more grit in the
wheels of matrimony. And gumption.
A woman's place is in the gumption,
but the husband should help." He
added that it is a sad reflection on our
times when we teach Animal Husbandry but not Human Husbandry.
"Happiness," he said, "is a fraction in
which what you expect is the denominator and what you get is the numerator. The cynic attempts to be happy
by lowering the denominator. My
graduates, I trust, will be more constructive. They will increase the
The architectural students of Yellowknife University recently held their
annual exhibition. "The House of
Tomorrow." Among the many novelties
predicted for the near future was a
house in which the temperature occasionally varied. "Even temperatures
increase the death-rate, we learnt from
the Professor of Geography," said Professor Apse, of the Department of
Architecture, "and while the world is
no doubt over-populated, we feel that
young married couples cannot afford
many funerals until after they have
paid for their house." Other novelties
included a wheat-burning furnace: a
mushroom-area in the living-room
(which also provides heat) ; a rumpus-
area for dogs: built-in T.V. on the
bedroom ceiling: built-in geiger
counters on the chimney, disguised as
Cadillac fins: a herb-area in the
kitchen; and a dining-room with a
The site for International House is
at the corner of the West Mall and Marine Drive, opposite the President's
House, while that of the Home Management House is at the corner of the
West Mall and Marine Drive, adjacent
to the President's House. Construction
of the latter will commence this
12 U.B.C. Alumnus makes Key Contribution
to Salk Polio Vaccine
It was a pleaasnt experience recently
to meet a brilliant son of U.B.C. in the
person of Joseph Francis (Joe I Morgan, B.A.. B.S.A.'41. M.S.A/42, Ph.D.
(Toronto l'46, who is proud of the fact
that in the lectures and laboratories of
Dean Eagles and Professor Laird he
learned the principles and methods of
Research which he has since developed
with such success in years of work in
the Connaught Laboratories, Toronto
(1947-52) and, latterly, in the Laboratory of Hygiene in the Department of
Health and Welfare. Ottawa The results of Dr Morgan's work have assumed incalculable importance because
of their basic value in the composition
of the Salk Polio Vaccine.
The creation of the Salk Vaccine is
a fine example of co-ordination of
Scientfiic Research, and it must be a
matter of pride to all U.B.C. Alumni,
and indeed to all Canadians, to know
that a U.B.C. graduate made a vital
contribution to the urocess of discovery.
From   Left:   Professor   D.   G.   Laird,   Dr.   J.   F.
Morgan,   Dean   Blythe   A.   Eagles.
The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (N.F.I.P.). financed by
the March of Dimes, made it possible
for many Scientists in widely-separated
areas on this Continent, to pursue their
aim of finding the cause and cure of
Polio. Once it was established in 1949
by Dr. Enders and Associates at Harvard that Polio Virus would grow in
various human tissues, it became necessary to find a synthetic Medium, outside the body, in which tissue cells
could be kept alive while the Polio
Virus was growing and multiplying
within them. Such a chemically-defined
material was developed in the Connaught Laboratories as Medium 199,
and its composition was first published
in 1950. in the Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and
Medicine, in an article by the Research
team composed of Dr. J. F. Morgan,
Miss Helen Morton and Dr. R. C.
Dr. Morgan explains that Medium
199 has this special advantage for use
as a component of Polio Vaccine, viz..
it is "made up of materials which occur
in the human body, so that Polio Virus
prepared in that Medium can be injected at once, without danger of allergic reaction." It is this Medium
which is used in the Salk Polio Vaccine
and it is worthy of note that the Connaught Laboratories were selected by
N.F.I.P. to set up the first pilot plant,
under the direction of Dr. A. J. Rhodes,
a renowned Virus specialist, for large-
scale production of Polio Virus.
It remained for Dr. Jonas Salk to coordinate, the contributions of many
Scientists in   the  final   formulation  of
the Vaccine, deciding on programmes
of standard tests, dosing schedules and
other necessary factors in the successful application of these epoch-making
scientific discoveries which are aimed
at freeing mankind from the fear of
Infantile Paralysis.
Dr. Morgan attended the Annual
Meeting of the Federated American
Societies for Experimental Biology in
San Francisco. April 12-16. where he
read a paper on Tissue Cell Xiitrition.
Reflections on a visit to U.N.
By  NORAH   E.  MICHENER,   B.A/22,  Ph.D.   (Tor.)
Very tall, very dark, very regal in
appearance, an African tribal chieftain
stood in the filtered sunlight of one of
the huge United Nations' windows. He
was dressed in a loose white knee-
length garment, much resembling a
Roman toga, but lined and handed with
a gold, blue and green floral brocade.
On his head was a golden pillbox
crown, similarly ornamented. On his
feet, golden knee boots, with the deeply
coloured tendrils of African plants
enamelled thereon. No matter that the
next day he was discovered in the Men's
Room by the Hon. Paul Martin, having
himself measured for a suit of Western
clothes. His native attire was doubt
less a little chilly, even in a New York
Fall noted for its unusual warmth. It
was also bizarre and unexpected, even
in the United Nations Buildings where
people of all races, colours, creeds and
costumes mingle freely and with considerable friendliness.
It has been said that the United
Nations is politically. sterile and that
decisions of major importance are not
made in its council chambers, despite
the presence of duly accredited representatives from sixty nations, and
observers from many others. The force
of this criticism cannot be denied,
despite the important exception of
Korea. Top flight foreign diplomats
are infrequently seen in the Assembly
or in the Lounge. It must, I think, be
admitted that the United Nations, as
such, does not have the military means
to prevent war. It is not a super-state,
lias no responsible executive, and no
certain way of carrying out its decisions. The nearest aproach to an
executive is the Security Council,
bedevilled by the veto, and there is no
international police force. Obviously,
we ought not, as I believe Sir Winston
Churchill witli his usual aptness has
remarked, to expect that the United
Nations can usher us in to Heaven. It
is only a young and struggling effort
to keep us out of Hell.
To admit frankly and realistically
the political weakness and ineffective-
nes of the U.N. is, fortunately, not to
tell the whole story. There are two
other aspects of its work which cannot
hut command considerable respect. One
is the Technical Assistance Program,
which   is under  the  able  direction   of
one <if our own graduates, Dr. Hugh
Keenleyside. This is an attempt, and
a valiant one. to recognize and do
something about the practical problems
of a shrinking world in which two-
thirds of the people are undernourished,
and less than one out of every two
males can read—a world which now
has the power to destroy itself physically, and which because of disease and
poverty may be prepared to destroy
itself morally and intellectually, and
to opt for a form of government under
which man, as a person, with an
intellect and a will, can only degenerate.
As human beings we may be faced
with coexistence or co-annihilation, but
we must hope if we are to live. The
United Nations, however imiK'i'feet an
organization it may be. is an attempt
lo contribute in practical terms to this
end. Even a brief visit, as the wife of
a Canadian parliamentary observer,
must lead one to join in the prayer
which is placed in the Meditation
Room: "O God, Creator of the Universe, who hast given to man as a
home this world of law and order, we
ask forgiveness for all we have done
to create lawlessness and disorder.
Take from us. men and nations, the
selfishness and pride that begot strife
and stifle love. Rouse us to pray and
work for thai unity of mankind that
rises above all nations to world
U.N. Secretariat, New York.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Faculty of Agriculture
The Faculty of Agriculture in The
University of British Columbia, like
its sister institutions in Alberta and
Saskatchewan, has had from its beginning the privilege of being an
integral part of the University. It
was established at a time when it had
been generally recognized that training
for the specialized field of agriculture
needed broadening, and provision was
therefore made for the inclusion of
Agriculture in the academic structure
of the University. This was an auspicious beginning for a new Faculty
and marked for the Province a major
advance in education and the beginning of an increased application of
science to the agricultural industry.
The needs of the agricultural industry
of the Province have stimulated its
development and have given it direction
through  the years.
Dr. L. S. Klinck served as first Dean
of Agriculture and Professor of
Agronomy from the time of his appointment to these posts in 1914 until
he succeeded Dr. Wesbrook as President
of the University in 1919. His successor as Dean of the Faculty was Dr.
F. M. Clement, who gave it leadership
for thirty years until his retirement in
1949. Dr. Klinck and Dr. Clement in
their retirement continue to take an
active interest in the affairs of the
Faculty   and   of  the   University.
In its original establishment the
Faculty was made up of live departments—Animal Husbandry. Agronomy.
Dairying. Horticulture, and Poultry
Husbandry, and the Bachelor's Degree
in Agriculture was offered in these
disciplines. At a later date the Departments   of   Agricultural    Economics
U.B.C. Admiral's Teresa, all-time Canadian
Champion for both Milk and Butterfat Production. Record completed December 1954.
Barney MacGregor, U.B.C. Farm Manager, is
at the halter.
B.A.,   M.A.,  Ph.D.,   F.R.S.C.
and Agricultural Mechanics were
added, and recently the Department of
Soil Science lias been established. A
Department of Soil Science as a separate discipline within the Faculty
will assist greatly in the integration
of the work of the Faculty with other
Departments and Faculties within the
University. The work in Soil Science
is to be organized to cover the fields
of soil microbiology, chemical properties of soil, physical properties of
soil, soil genesis and classification, soil
fertility and forest  soils.
The Faculty now offers a Four Year
General Course in these Departments
as well as a Five Year Honours Course
in these and other specialized disciplines of agricultural science for which
no formal departmental organization
has   been   established.
In the Faculty of Graduate Studies,
the degree of Master of Science in
Agriculture is granted in eight disciplines. The Master of Science degree
is offered in the field of Agricultural
Microbiology and courses of study leading to the Ph.D. degree are available
in Dairying. Soil Science and in the
field of Genetics through the Divisions
of Plant and Animal  Science.
Since 1920 the Faculty has offered
the Diploma Course in Occupational
Agriculture intended for students who
are interested in a career in farming
and who may not wish to proceed towards a degree. This course is offered
during the winter months and many
of its graduates are doing important
work in the agricultural industry of
the province.
The Faculty also contributes to the
work of the Youth Training School
carried on by the Department of University Extension and undertakes, in
cooperation with the Provincial Department of Agriculture, the giving of
Short  Courses   in   various   fields.
In the development of a programme
of agricultural education in Secondary
Schools during the past five years, the
Faculty lias been responsible, in cooperation with the Provincial Department of Education and Agriculture,
for the training of teachers who enter
this field of endeavour. There are now
22 centres in the Province participating
in this programme with an enrolment
of 1,200 students.
Blythe  A.   Eagles,   B.A/22,   M.A.,   Ph.D.   (Tor.),
F.R.S.C,   Dean   of  the   Faculty   of   Agriculture.
The Faculty of Agriculture at the
University is the repository and
guardian of agricultural science. Its
main function and duty is to train
men and women for service in Agriculture, transmitting to them this body
of knowledge for which it has been
made responsible, and in so doing to
see that they acquire a breadth and
depth of training, not only in the
sciences but also in the humanities,
so that they will have developed in
them a social consciousness and a
capacity for leadership.
Whereas teachers of agriculture in
the early period of the development of
Faculties of Agriculture were confronted witli the problem of finding
adequate content for agricultural subjects, there is now grave difficulty in
finding time and space in the four year
curriculum to teach all the worthwhile
knowledge     desirable     or      necessary.
There are many who deplore a general trend in education toward greater
and greater specialization. Many feel
that closer attention should be paid to
the basic or fundamental sciences. As to
what subjects should be included under
this term there is considerable difference of opinion. Others are concerned over the fact that Faculties
devoted to applied fields of study deal
too exclusively in the particular subject
matter pertaining to their field or
profession and have obtained no insight and little knowledge or appreciation of the humanities. To all of these
matters, adequate consideration must
be given by those concerned with the
development of curricula for students
of agriculture.
The most serious problem in devising
a curriculum has been the selection
of courses which will equip the student
adequately with the proper tools for
his profession. The embarrassing rate
at which knowledge is expanding means
that one cannot afford too close a
degree of specialization. The problems
of agriculture are so diverse that they
require the  application  of  knowledge
14 in several fields of science. One must
devise a scientific training which is at
once wide enough and at the same time
intense enough in a broad field of
study to produce men competent in
their specialties.
The need for scientists adequately
trained in the field of agriculture for
research, teaching, and extension is
urgent. The demand for competent
agricultural scientists will continue to
increase in the foreseeable future. The
search for prospective students interested in this broad field of science
should be intensified if agriculture is
to discharge the responsibilities it has
accepted of feeding the peoples of the
world without impairment of its soil.
Since its inception, the Faculty has
been responsible for the development
of a programme of research which has
had as its major objective the encouragement of students who are interested
in and capable of advanced academic
study and research. It has also had as
its objective the dual obligation of
scholarship, viz., adding to our store
of knowledge and imparting that
knowledge to others,—functions of Research and  Extension.
In the development of a programme
of research we have attempted to
provide for different types and aspects
of research in a variety of fields and
have given consideration to a number
of ancillary functions which in practice
are inseparable from research. We
regard it as one of the major obligations of members of the Faculty that
they use their specialized training and
knowledge to help in solving the many
practical problems, great and small,
facing British Columbia producers. We
have attempted to find and maintain a
proper balance between different types
of research and to pursue a programme
of basic and background research in
addition to the pursuit of ad hoc problems, for it is only in this way that
the basic laws and principles, upon
which modern agriculture technology
stands, may be advanced. We have
seen to it that a portion of our work
is concentrated on problems that may
appear to have no possible value to
agriculture. The utility of the seemingly useless knowledge that is accumulated is astounding. For example, the
discovery of the importance of essential
minor elements in plant and animal
life would not have been made had not
a worker in background research let
his curiosity get the better of him in
order to find out what was needed to
make a mould grow.
Among the ancillary services which
are inseparable from research and
which perforin an essential function in
the broad framework of the reseach
programme of the Faculty is the provision of an adequate information
service so that the results of research
may be widely disseminated. The field
of Extension is the final link in the
chain between the research student
and the farmer; Extension workers
have the twofold task of bringing re
search to closer grips with the problems
of the land and making farmers sufficiently alert to the benefits of
In the organization of Research, Extension and Education within the
Faculty, attention has been given to
the development of a well-balanced
programme. In the development of
this programme, the active interest of
members of the Institute of Agrologists
has been most helpful. There is a
greater awareness of a new unity and
a new outlook in the field of agricultural education which have served
to highlight the important needs of
such education, and have led to the
re-examination of Faculty policy, resulting in certain changes in its
administrative and organizational set
up. In order to meet the modern needs
of Teaching, Research and Extension
in the specialized agricultural fields,
and to make possible a closer measure
of cooperation with the Provincial and
Federal Departments of Agriculture
with respect to these three functions,
it has been increasingly apparent that
the traditional organization of the Departments of a Faculty of Agriculture
requires alteration so that a greater
degree of collaboration and unity
within the newer, specialized disciplines
can be effectively established for the
training of students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The changes which have been recently brought about, in the organizational pattern of the Faculty involve
the establishment of the new Department of Soil Science referred to above
and the creation of the Divisions of
Animal and Plant Science within the
Faculty, each embracing two or more
of the original Departments, with provision for the inclusion of other fields
of study which have emerged as
specialized disciplines during the hist
quarter century. This development lias
been based in the main on the pedagogical affinity of disciplines and it
is hoped that the integration of teaching within the Faculty and between the
Faculty and the rest of the Universitv
Courtesy   Leonard   Frank   Photos.
Rhizoma Root System: A variety of Alfalfa
produced by Dr. G. G. Moe of the Faculty of
Agriculture from plants introduced by President Emeritus Dr. L. S. Klinck; now distributed
over much of the world; noted for high yields,
winter hardiness  and   rambling   habit.
will be provided for by interlocking
membership in the respective Divisions
of the Faculty and through the giving
of specific courses. The organization
of the Faculty on a Divisional basis
recognizes that agriculture is a meeting ground of the sciences and that
this administrative arrangement will
bring about an enrichment and coordination of existing work within the
Faculty. Thus, the essential unity of
agriculture is stressed and the close
inter-relationship and interdependence
of the many sub-divisions of all the
agricultural sciences is brought into
focus. By this means, a conscious effort will be made to integrate the
fundamental and the applied agricultural   sciences.
It is believed by most of those who
have given close study to the situation
that these comprehensive changes in
organization of the Faculty of Agriculture at The University of British
Columbia give promise of a major
advance in Agricultural Education and
an  improved  Industry.
Class  in Agriculture 300, September 1954, on  1000-mile  Field  Trip and  Tour of the South-West
Interior under Direction of Faculty and B.C. Institute of Agrologists, required of all Undergraduates.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Henry   Esson   Young,   B.A.,   M.D.,   CM.,   LL.D.
British Columbia is in many respects,
a different community from what it
would have been had not the genius
of Henry Esson Y'oung been woven into
its fabric. The story of his contribution is the story of a man so gifted
that he could look back before he died
in 1939, upon three great accomplishments, the building of the University,
the development of mental health and
the setting up of public health services
in British Columbia without equal in
the nation.
Dr. Yroung was born at English River.
P.O.., the son of a Presbyterian minister.
in the year of Canada's confederation.
He graduated in Arts from Queen's
University, Kingston, in 1888. and in
Medicine from McGill University in
1888. After post-graduate work at the
University of Pennsylvania and in the
United Kingdom, lie opened practice in
St. Louis. Mo. Then lie served northern
British Columbians as a general practitioner from 1901 and was returned
to the Provincial Legislature in 1903.
In 1907 lie joined the Cabinet of Sir
Richard McBride as Provincial Secretary and Minister of Education. The
inducement held out to him by the
Premier was that he should have a
free hand in founding a University in
British Columbia. The colonial status
of his adopted Province in the field of
higher education was something well-
known to Dr. Young, who had already
observed at McGill University that a
considerable proportion of the matriculants were from the Pacific Coast
province. When, therefore, in 1907.
Dr. Young became Minister of Education in the Provincal Cabinet, things
began to happen rapidly. In brief, he
reorganized the entire school system
of the province, supplying free textbooks, building the Victoria Normal
School, opening night schools throughout. B.C., and introducing manual training, physical training and domestic
science into the curriculum.
Dr. Young drafted his own legislation during the nine productive years
of his public services as a Minister of
the Crown. He was always assisted by
his wife, the former Rosalind Watson.
M.A., a McGill Graduate and for some
Makers of the University—
Henry Esson Young
time a Teacher in Victoria College and
one of U.B.C.'s earliest supporters. The
first, bill, dated March 25, 1907, was
entitled "An Act to Aid the University
of British Columbia by a Reservation
of Provincial Lands." The idea of a vast
tract of land set aside in a Province
where the Crown still owned 94% of
the area, was widely acclaimed and
eastern papers spoke of the future
University here as about to be the
richest  on   earth !
Doctor Young's legislation, passed in
1908, foreshadowed Faculties of Arts
and Science, Medicine, Law, and
Applied Science. The bill called for
facilities for the prosecution of original
studies, "especially in science." It also
sought "such extra-collegiate and
extra-university instruction as may be
recommended by the Senate." The
only fees to be charged were laboratory
fees. The Minister aimed "to bring
about some immediate good instead of
wasting money upon expensive buildings."
After a University Site Commission
had toured B.C. and recommended the
Point Grey area. Dr. Young lost no
time in placing a reserve on 175 acres,
Id prevent the Federal Government
from  taking over  Point  Grey  entirely
as a defence preserve. Actually the
Commission recommended a campus
of 950 acres plus a forest reserve, a
happy state which it has taken forty-
five years to achieve. Dr. Young was
a man of great vision and lie was never
dissuaded by local melancholies from
seeking advice on University matters
from far and wide - for instance,
from Woodrow Wilson, then President
of Princeton University. He announced
a Canada-wide architectural competition to plan an entire university, and
to submit details of the first three
buildings required, an Arts and Sciences
building, an Agriculture building and
a residence to house 100 to 150 students.
He brought Mr. Caroe, the supervising
architect of Westminster Abbey, from
England to adjudicate the plans submitted.
Dr. Young described his plans for
the University at the first Convocation
which was held in Victoria in August,
Dr. Young represented U.B.C. at
the First Congress of the Universities
of the Empire, in 1912. in Britain.
Fifty-three universities were represented, ours being the fifty-third ! He
was in search of a President for his
new   foundation   and    probably   heard
Recipients  of  Honorary   Degrees  at  U.B.C.  special  Congregation,  October  16,   192S.     From   Left:
Dr. Henry Suzallo, The Hon. J. D. MacLean, Chancellor R.  E.  McKechnie, The Hon. W. C.  Nichol,
Sir Arthur Currie, Dr. H.  E. Young, Dr. J. S. Plaskett..
16 Professor   Harry   M.   Cassidy,   B.A.'23,   Ph.   D.
of Frank Fairchild Wesbrook at Cambridge where, as a Canadian abroad,
he had earlier made his mark. Dr.
Wesbrook was finally weaned away
from the University of Minnesota,
where he was Dean of Medicine, and
came to Point Grey just before World
War I put all Dr. Young's plans in
jeopardy. With the defeat of the
Conservative Government in 1916, Dr.
Young's university-building days came
to an end and he found himself
launched upon the next stage in his
career, as Provincial Health Officer
under a  Liberal regime.
Gf the public health phase of Dr.
Young's life it is impossible to give
an adequate brief account. Already, in
1907, he had quadrupled the vote for
hospitals and charities. He had reorganized the Civil Service and included in it a permanent staff in Public
Health. The King's Printery was
modified and the collection of vital
statistics begun when he was Provincial Secretary. In his new capacity
he became one of North America's best-
known and best-loved figures in an
era of rapid public health development.
The years formerly spent with Sir
Richard McBride in stumping the
Province, primarily for his university,
were a useful apprenticeship for a
leader in the public health movement.
With his practical knowledge of
political problems so gained he was
able to guide the development of a
provincial system of public health
services along sound and progressive
lilies. He also built Essondale, which
was named for him, and he created the
system of mental health services
radiating from it on equally sound
lines. As Provincial Secretary, in
charge of Mental Health, he used to
tell himself as Minister of Education
that I*.B.C.'s Faculty of Agriculture
should make maximal teaching use of
the Colony Farm at Essondale!
How one man could accomplish so
much is hard for us to fathom. One
of our distinguished graduates, the late
Professor Harry Cassidy, wrote after
Dr.   Young's   death   in   1939:   "I   had
some opportunity during recent years
to appraise, and therefore to appreciate, his splendid work in British
Columbia. He lias built a monument,
in the health services of the province,
as well as in the educational services,
that will last to the far off future.
Wherever I turned, in the course of
my work while I was associated with
him in Victoria, I found his handiwork.
As I turned back now and then to the
old records, to understand current
problems, I found that he had initiated,
experimented, pioneered, cleared the
way for progress. The new mental
hospitals, the University, the venereal
disease control system, Tranquille and
the anti-tuberculosis society, the Vancouver Preventorium, Saanich Health
Unit, the Provincial Laboratory, the
Pre-natal Newsletters, the Public
Health Nursing Programme — these,
and other achievements that we now
take for granted in British Columbia,
I found to have been initiated or at
least vitalized by him." We could cite
also the Provincial Nursery, the Provincial Archives and the Provincial
Museum as other areas activated by
this  man.
The late George M. Weir, Head of
the School of Education at U.B.C. who
became Provincial Secretary and Minister of Education, was long associated
with Dr. Young in the government of
the Province and wrote these words
in an obituary note: "As he grew old
in years, he waxed young in spirit and
ill his zeal for the great challenge and
daily demands and exactions in the
cause of better Public Health. Indeed
his zeal was that of a crusader. His
foresight reached out *» new fields
envisioned only by the true statesman.
Yet, he was practical withal, and
keenly alive to the weaknesses, foibles,
and inconsistencies of politicians, conn
cils and legislatures. His realization
of human fra iii ties enabled him to curb
the ambitions of a restive soul with
true moderation and restraint. He
was subjected to many disappointments
in being obliged  to await  the fruition
of plans worthy of earlier realization;
yet his accomplishments were so many
and diverse as greatly to preponderate
over the temporary reverses."
Dr. Young's ashes were scattered at
sea, off Hernando Island by Captain
De Grey of the H.M. Quarantine ship
"Sanita." He was survived by his
talented wife, and by his four children,
all graduates of U.B.C. : Fyvie (Mrs.
H. H. Heal) B.A.Sc'31, Henry Esson,
B.A.':53. Rosalind (Mrs. Alfred Watts)
B.A.'.SS. and Mary. (Mrs. William Hig-
ginsi, B.A.'SO.
The spectrum of Dr. Young's interests
and contributions to this province was
so broad that we are in danger of
losing sight of the fact that he was, in
the truest sense. The Founder of the
University. Its welfare was his constant concern for over thirty years and
its future  his happiest  contemplation.
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The Hon. George M. Weir, B.A., M.A., D.Paed
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Mental  Health  Services,   Essondale.
A.   L.   Crease,  M.D.,   D.Sc.'SO,  former  Director
Provincial Mental Health Services
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The Polio Foundation are giving a
preparatory ultra-centrifuge, costing
.^OOO, for use in a virus-laboratory
being developed in the Department of
Bacteriology and Immunology under
the Directorship of Dr. ('. E. Dolman.
Dr. Dolman states that the recent appointment of Dr. John E. Hotcliin as
Assistant Professor in his Department
and as Research Associate in the
Western Division of the Connaught
Medical Research Laboratories, will.
it is hoped, lead to the early development of a programme of virological research. Until recently. Dr. Hotcliin was
with the Medical Research Council of
Great Britain.
The School of Architecture was unable to fill all of the positions available
to graduates. The job situation is such
that the enrolment at the School could
well be doubled, as twice the present
number of graduates could be absorbed
in the community. Fourteen students
graduated this year.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Fortieth Annual Congregation
The Fortieth Annual Congregation
for the conferring of Degrees was held
on Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May
17, in the University Armoury. The
first afternoon's ceremonies saw 445
graduates receive their degrees. The
Invocation was pronounced by Rev.
John Grant, Dean of Residence, Union
College. Degrees awarded were the
M.B.A., M.Sc, M.A.Sc, M.S.A., M.S.F.,
LL.B., B.Ed., B.Com., B.A.Sc, B.S.N.,
B.Arch., B.S.A., B.S.F. and M.D. Three
Honorary Degrees were conferred, viz.,
on Francis James Burd, Robert Wellington Mayhew, and Joseph Algernon
Pearce, guest speaker.
The degrees received by the 458
graduates on the second day of Congregation included the Ph.D., M.A.,
B.A., M.S.W., B.S.W., B.H.E., B.P.E.
Awarded Honorary Degrees on the
same day were Harold Lane Campbell,
guest speaker, and Mrs. Ethel Wilson.
The Rev. William A. Ferguson pronounced the Invocation.
This spring our Chancellor, Brigadier
Sherwood Lett, because of the urgency of his public duties, was unable to be with us. In his stead, President MacKenzie addressed the guests
and members of the graduating classes
and spoke not only for those having a
direct association with U.B.C, but for
all of Canada, when he expressed his
gratitude and appreciation for the services rendered to us and to humanity by
our Chancellor. He commended him
most particularly to the student graduates of this University because "in him
we have one of the finest examples of
what public service means in terms of
a willingness to sacrifice one's own in
terests and comforts and conveniences
and safety, and security for the rest of
the public. We find in him one of the
finest examples of that spirit of public
service this or any country knows or
has known."
The President then welcomed those
guests who were to be particularly honoured by the University for their outstanding achievements: Francis James
Burd, often spoken of as Canadian
Journalism's "most durable veteran",
was awarded the Honorary Degree of
Doctor of Laws. All his life in the
newspaper business and active in Service Clubs, Institutions and Societies,
Mr. Burd was honoured with the well-
merited award of Good Citizen of Vancouver in 1938. However, above all it
was in appreciation of "his labour, long
and cheerfully, faithfully and competently accepted and performed, as a
member of the Board of Governors and
of the Senate of the University" that
the University selected him for the
Degree. The Hon. Robert Wellington
Mayhew, former Minister of Fisheries
and Canadian Ambassador to Japan,
whom the University honoured as "a
diligent architect of world peace, world
prosperity and world co-operation" also
received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws. Dr. Joseph A. Pearce.
F.R.S.C.. Director Emeritus of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory at
Victoria and former President of the
Royal Society of Canada, received the
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science
for "his devoted service to astronomy
and to mankind." Dr. Harold Lane
Campbell, Deputy Minister of Education for British Columbia, was awarded
Procession  of Graduates.  John  A.   Nodwell,  B.A.Sc,  President  of the  Class  of  1955,   is  seen   in
centre of the picture.
From Left: Back Row: President MacKenzie,
Chancellor-Emeritus The Hon. E. W. Hamber,
The Hon. R. W. Bonner, Dean G. F. Curtis;
Front Row: recipients of Honorary Degrees;
Dr. J. A. Pearce, F. J. Burd, The Hon. R. W.
the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
for his outstanding contributions in the
field of Education. Ethel Davis Wilson,
noted B.C. author, received the Degree
of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa.
Representing the Premier in his absence on Monday was the Hon. R. W.
Bonner, B.A.'42, LL.B.'48, and on Tuesday, the Hon. R. G. Williston, B.A.'40.
The President, in welcoming them to
the ceremonies said that he was "grateful to them for being with us and
hoped that they would take back to the
Premier and to his colleagues in the
Cabinet our thanks and appreciation
for their generous acts for which they
were responsible."
The President then gave a report on
the University and lastly, on behalf of
the Staff, welcomed and bade farewell
to this year's Graduates, wishing them
happiness, satisfaction in their endeavour, and Godspeed.
Reaching for the Stars
Dr. Joseph A. Pearce's Address to Congregation,
May  16,  1955
In his vivid address to the Graduating Classes Dr. Pearce recounted the
growth of our University over the past
forty years and refreshed our memories regarding the history of our
Campus and the glorious exploits of
Captain George Vancouver who, as he
landed on this plateau (now our
campus) in 1792, "ushered in the dawn
of British Columbia". It is in the spirit
of men such as Vancouver who realized
that "no great work is accomplished
without sustained endeavor" that our
University has, and will continue to
Dr. Pearce spoke interestingly of his
own field—Astronomy—and explained
how the "history of Astronomy is the
fascinating story of man discovering
his place in the mysterious universe:
it is the story of continually receding
horizons, with the ever-advancing sidereal explorations and, in consequence,
the liberation of our minds from ignorance and from those supersitions that
we have inherited from the childhood
IB of our civilization." It was interesting
to hear of the famous double star, to
which Dr. Pearce has given the name,
'U.B.C.'; suggested because the star
consists of two bright bodies revolving
harmoniously about each other. "The
component which I thought of as the
"U" was the brighter, more massive
one, while the "B.C." star was more
tenuous and more nebulous." Being
stars, both bodies are gaseous and
"with a temperature of 30.000°, U.B.C.
is hot stuff!"
In conclusion, Dr. Pearce congratulated the graduates upon their splendid
degrees and wished them every happiness.
"I give you a formula for success:
Remember the names of these vessels
commanded by Cook and Vancouver—
the Endeavour, the Resolution, the Adventure, the Discovery. Face your
problems, and indeed, life itself as an
adventure; labour resolutely ; strenuously and persistently endeavor; and
you cannot fail to make discoveries.
U.B.C. Tuum Est!"
The Challenge of Education
Dr. H. L. Campbell's Address to Congregation,
May 17, 1955
In his address Dr. Campbell told the
graduands that he knew that botli
modern youth and modern education
have weaknesses and are not perfect—
they never have been, and they never
will be—but he believed that "both
modern youth and modern education
are the best that the world has yet produced." In return for the education
they had received, Dr. Campbell felt
that Society had a right to expect a
certain return from Graduates.
Firstly, it had a right to expect that
those graduating "should have an active, enquiring and trained mind; a
mind capable of sustained and varying
interests, of curiosity about men and
things and ideas: a mind with a willingness to explore the new. to be venturesome, and to attack problems with
boldness and courage.
Secondly. Dr. Campbell suggested
that "each of us has a responsibility to
preserve and advance our culture, to
assist in maintaining the continuity of
thought between the past and the present,   to   keep   alive   the   awareness  of
what the world owes to the great
artists, poets, scientists and statesmen
of the past, and to see to it that their
ideas and ideals are not lost."
Finally, he suggested that all of us
who have been educated at the expense
of the state have an obligation to make
some adequate return to Society. He
suggested that this could best be done
by "holding to a vision of a better
world, by coming to believe that if we
are to live happily and successfully for
ourselves and our society, we must develop a critical sense of values and a
design for living which will be emotionally and intellectually satisfying.
We must come to believe that life has
some worthy purpose beyond the physical and the material, and that the
ignorance which is most fatal to any
society, is not ignorance of technological processes, but spiritual ignorance."
He stressed that success in life
is measured in the extent of "our
contribution to the common weal, and
not in the material possessions we
manage to acquire for ourselves," and
that "we must come to hold a faith, a
fervent belief, in the dignity and worth
of the individual, and be moved to take
appropriate action to relieve distress,
suffering, frustration and unhappiness.
and to make the world a little better
because we passed this way."
Tuesday's ceremonies were completed
with the awarding of gold medals and
awards. Heading the list of medal win
ners was Lyle P. Robertson (Head of
the Graduating Class for the B.A. De
gree I  who received the Governor Gen
eral's Gold Medal from Chancellor
Emeritus the Hon. E. W. Hamber.
These are the Medal Winners for proficiency as standing at the Head of
their respective Classes: Social
Sciences and Humanities, Michaei
Wertman: Agriculture, Justin Alexander MeKeague: Applied Science, Frank
Stuart Deatli: Commerce. Richard B.
B. Meyer: Law. William J. Worrall:
Medicine, Peter J. Baerg: Pharmacy,
Mrs. Elaine M. Ward: Home Economics, Margaret V. Kiddoo; Physical
Education, Loretta A. Dwyer: Nursing,
Mrs. Barbara C. Gibson; Forest Engineering, Charles H. Gairns; Forestry,
Emerson B. Kelly: Architecture. Don
\V. Coulter: Teacher Training, Francis
M. Liptrot; Social Work. Mrs. Magda
de Rimanoczy.
The Hon. R. G. Williston, President MacKenzie,
Harold L. Campbell, Dean H. F. Angus and
Chacellor   Emeritus   the   Hon.   E.   W.   Hamber.
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Friends of the University
Harold   L.   Campbell   and   Mrs.   Ethel   Wilson,
recipients of Honorary Degrees, with President
The Friends of the University met
at dinner in the Faculty Club on the
evening of May Iti to pay tribute to
the new recipients of Honorary Degrees
who were their guests, viz., Dr. J. A.
Pearce, D.Sc'55, Frank J. Burd, LL.D.
'."», Mrs. Ethel D. Wilson. D. Litt'55,
II. L. Campbell. B.A.'2S, M.Ed.
(Wash.), Ph.D. (Wash.), LL.D.'55.
The Hon. R. W. Mayhew, LL.D.'oo.
In the absence of the regular Chairman. Brig. W. Murphy, B.A.'26, LL.D.
'4~>, the Hon. Mr. Justice Clyne, B.A.
'23, was Master of Ceremonies. In a
facetious and delightful address, the
Chairman proposed the health of the
guests and invited Dr. Mayhew to
reply. After expressing his own personal feelings of appreciation and
pride in receiving the Honorary Degree, Dr. Mayhew stressed the value
to Canada of the work the University
of British Columbia was doing in preparing so many of the finest young
men and women in the land for a useful
and constructive life. "These well-
trained and educated young people," he
said, "will take over the work of the
country when we lay it down. As they
walked across the platform this after
noon, to be capped by President MacKenzie, the thought came to me that
here were the assets which made up the
balance-sheet of the University. In our
thoughts about the achievements of
our x>eople we tend to emphasize the
physical tasks accomplished both in
the pioneering days and in the more
recent period of Canada's development;
we need rather to remember the services of the two great institutions of
Education and Religion, the Schools
and Universities and the Church. It is
these institutions which have given
Canada her character and which have
made her name respected the world
over." He concluded his remarks by
thanking the University on behalf of
the honoured guests and expressed his
deep pleasure at being made a member
of the University community.
President MacKenzie then spoke
briefly on the need for continued im
provement in the physical facilities of
the University. He paid tribute to the
Teaching Staff and Students and expressed the hope that the University
would receive an increasing measure
of support from  our citizens.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The    Honourable    James    Sinclair,    B.A.Sc.'28,
Minister of Fisheries.
We Canadians have been blessed with
many great natural resources, not the
least of which are our fisheries. Most
of the great fishing nations of the world
—Britain, Japan, Portugal and Norway—have to send their fishing fleets
thousands of miles from their shores
to And the fish they need. Even our
neighbour to the south sends some of
her fleets great distances out on the
Atlantic and the South Pacific. Canada
however has two of the world's greatest
fisheries at her doorsteps — the Grand
Banks of Newfoundland, which after
400 years of intensive fishing by many
nations, is still the greatest single
fishery in the world, and rich fisheries
of the North Pacific. Most of our
fishermen fish within sight of our
shores—few go more than a hundred
miles to sea.
Because we are a young nation, we
have been able to learn from the experience of older nations — and so
have managed to do a pretty good
job of conserving our fisheries, so that
we will have a perpetual harvest.
Easiest proof of this is the record of
the past season — the greatest catch
in all our history in the principal
fisheries of both coasts. Scientific control, good protective services, and
whole hearted acceptance of fisheries
regulations by our fishermen, have
achieved this result.
There is not much point however, in
one nation carefully conserving the
fisheries resources within its own territorial waters, if just outside these
waters other nations can come and
ruthlessly exploit these fishery stocks.
On the other hand, the doctrine of the
freedom of the seas does give every
nation the right to fish on international waters, so the problem is a
difficult one.
The most successful approach to the
solution  of this problem  of conserva-
Canada's Fisheries—
New Era Forecast for B.C.*
* Portion's of a speech of the Hon. James
Sinclair, Minister of Fisheries at Vancouver
Board of Trade Luncheon in honour of North
Pacific Fisheries Commission, October 27, 1954.
The script was kindly supplied to the Chronicle
by Mr.  Sinclair.
tion on the high seas has been found
to be by international treaty — a
method first developed in the North
Pacific. Off the B.C. coast and Alaska
lies the greatest halibut fishery of the
world, most of it outside our territorial
waters. Wide-open, year-round fishing
by the fleets of Canada and the United
States had resulted in a steady decrease in the catch, both in total
quantity and in the size of individual
fish. You who are sports fishermen
know how overfishing a lake or stream
results not only in smaller catches
but in much smaller fish since they
never have a chance to grow to maturity.
It was obvious that there would
soon he no halibut fishery, so in 1923
our two countries joined together in
the first international fisheries treaty,
putting the fishery under scientific
study and control. Strict regulations
were passed and enforced on the high
seas by the protective services of both
The treaty has proved extraordinarily
successful. This year over seventy
million pounds of first grade halibut
were caught, an all time record for
the fishery, and almost twice the catch
of 1923.
These fish were caught in less than
two months fishing — or almost double
the fish with one sixth of the fishing
effort of 1923. There is no specified
division of the catch between the Canadian and American fleets; each catches
what it can tinder the regulations; as
Canadian Minister of Fisheries I am
naturally gratified to see the Canadian
share steadily increase.
Nothing succeeds like success, and
the success of this first international
fisheries treaty has lead us, and many
other nations of the world, to arrange
other  such  treaties.
Our great sockeye salmon run of the
Fraser was steadily declining until we!
arrested that decline in 1937 by the
formation of the International Sockeye
Salmon Commission. The catch of
1954 still fresh in the memories of my
readers, the greatest catch since 1913,
is a striking tribute to the work of
the Commission. Here we provide for
an equal division of the catch between
the Canadian and American fleets.
The seventeen nations of the world
with whaling fleets grew alarmed at
the decline in whale populations, so
the International Whaling Commission
was formed to control this great re
source in all the oceans of the world.
Canada, Japan and Russia, the three
nations wThich whale in the North
Pacific, all belong to this Commission.
The ten nations which fish the Grand
Banks off* Newfoundland banded together two years ago to form the North
West Atlantic Commission. This year
the Americans and ourselves established a Great Lakes Commission to
try and restore that dwindling fishery.
A year ago the Governments of the
United States, Canada and Japan
agreed to establishment of the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission, to conserve and develop the
fisheries resource of the vast area of
the North Pacific.
This action has been fostered by
necessity. Last year I spent three
months in South East Asia, home of
over 600 million people with an annual
increase of over seven million people.
This population is already over-taxing
the food production capacity of arable
land, and so all these nations are turning to the last great reserve of food,
the sea. With the ever-increasing
population of western countries too.
increased use is being made of the
food resources of the sea.
We have of course been harvesting
the seas for centuries, and they have
been good providers. The world's total
annual production of fish is about ~>H
billion pounds — a mighty contribution
to our food requirements. Our fishery
scientists believe that a much greater
production is possible, through the discovery of new fishing grounds and the
use of new marketable species.
The day will come when the food
resources of the sea will hold the key
to man's survival. If that sounds far
fetched,   consider   our  problems   even
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Purse-seine boat engaged in salmon fishing.
The net is being drawn in until a small part
of it holds the fish in the sea by the side
of  the  boat.
2D today — the millions of people who
even now have insufficient food for
their needs. Two thirds of the world
area is sea — and of the remaining one
third which is land, only a relatively
small portion is capable of food production. The peoples of the world
must therefore conserve, protect and
develop these resources of the sea.
For the sea is not inexhaustible.
I think this is a point on which we
must all place great stress. Years ago
our forefathers thought the land icas
inexhaustible. And so the forests were
cleared, the land was ploughed and
the earth's bowels were mined. Over
the years, as the populations increased,
heavier demands were made on the
earth's productivity. We tried to meet
these demands, but we forgot, if,
indeed, we ever thought about it at
all, that it would be necessary to restock renewable resources or conserve
those that were unrenewable. Today,
throughout the world, hundreds of
millions of dollars are being spent on
reforestation and land reclamation,
responsibilities that can largely be
traced to ignorance and shortsightedness of the past. And so it is with the
sea. There are, it is true, sufficient
stocks of many fish species for present
needs. But without attention today,
this will not be true 5(1 years from
now! It is because of this that we
have developed these international
fisheries commissions and of them the
North Pacific Commission is the most
important to us here on this Coast.
It is somewhat different from the
Halibut Commission or the Fraser
River Salmon Commission — the two
that we .know to have been so successful in maintaining and restoring sea
resources that were in decline. This
new Commission does not supersede
these in any way. It does, however,
cover a much wider area, namely the
whole North Pacific ocean and its adjacent seas, and it does also cover all
species of fish not included in the existent commissions.
Like the other Commissions, this one
has powers of scientific investigation.
It can study any stock of fish in the
area and can recommend conservation
measures to the various governments.
The scientific aspect of its work is most
important and the scientists of the
three countries have been working out
a research programme to carry out
the duties of the Commission. The study
of salmon on the high seas is clearly
one of the most urgent matters. The
Commission is reviewing our present
knowledge of salmon and the other
important species, and is considering
also what more has to be known to
make full use of these resources. We
are planning a common research programme, the fishery scientists of each
nation taking an agreed share of the
work to be done.
I have mentioned this Commission
can decide and recommend, as a result
of these studies, the joint conservation
measures that should be taken by the
three countries. In this particular this
Commission is rather different from
the Fraser River Sockeye Commission.
The latter has power to make regulations. The North Pacific Fisheries
Commission does not have such powers.
Instead, it makes recommendations to
the three governments.
This new Commission has, however,
one most significant function that is
not present in the others. When one
or more countries engage in conservation measures they gradually build up
the stocks of the conserved species not
only in their own territorial waters
but on the adjacent high seas. Thus
we and the United States, when re
training from all-out halibut fishing,
store up capital in the form of halibut
to provide the maximum yield in the
years ahead. But is every other nation
free to fish this reserve stock? The
very fact that stocks have been increased might induce other nations
into the fishery to share the yields. To
meet this problem a new principle was
expounded, the principle of abstention,
and it is embodied in the treaty that
creates this North Pacific Commission.
In this treaty Japan was asked to
refrain from fishing those species which
we and the United States are maintain
ing under conservation programmes.
The essence of the treaty is simple.
It says that where a fishery is under
conservation by one or two nations,
other nations should abstain from fishing in that conservation area. The
abstention can be asked only under certain conditions. Before a nation can be
asked to abstain it has to be shown
that: First, the particular resource is
under scientific study: Second, it is
already fully exploited; and Third, it
is under regulation by the conserving
country, or countries, to keep it on a
sustained yield basis.
In this treaty Japan agreed to abstain from fishing those species on this
side of the Pacific which were under
scientific investigation under regulation,
and already fully utilized. Japan has
agreed that halibut, salmon and herring
meet these conditions and that she will
abstain from fishing these species in
our half of the ocean. In the case of
these three the Commission, at the end
of five years, will review the situation
to see whether or not they are still
under  scientific  study,  full  utilization
and regulation. We in turn agree to
abstain from fisheries meeting these
conditions on the western side of the
Pacific ocean.
This principle of abstention means
thiit we and the United States are encouraged to continue our conservation
work on the high seas off our shores.
It is an incentive to have full control,
protection and use of other species,
such as tuna, crab and bottom fish. It
is a practical step towards a promotion
of better international relations in the
North Pacific area. The rewards to all
the participating nations will be great,
if success crowns their efforts, i.e.,
maximum annual yield of the fishery
resources of the ocean.
The three governments have recognized the magnitude of this undertaking, and have selected their ablest advisers, both technical and industrial, to
be members of this Commission. The
United States has chosen Edward W.
Allen, Seattle Attorney and an expert
on international fishery matters. (He
is chairman of the International Pacific
Halibut Commission I : Milton E.
Brooding, Director of Industry Rela
tions, California Packing Corporation
in San Francisco: John L. Farley.
Director of the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service: and the Hon. Frank
Heintzlenian.  Governor  of  Alaska.
Japan has chosen Iwao Fujila. Vice-
Chairman of the Japan Fisheries Association and chairman of tlie Japan
Whaling Association: Koichiro Koba-
yaslii, President, Nichiro Fishing Company Limited, Tokyo: and Ryu.ji Take
uclii. Minister Plenipotentiary. Charge
d'Affaires of Japan in Washington.
We have chosen Dr. Stewart Bates.
Deputy Minister of Fisheries of Canada : Mr. J. M. Buchanan. President of
the B.C. Packers, the largest fishing
firm in Canada: Mr. Roger Hager.
President of the Canadian Fishing
Company, whose father, the late Al
Hager. was the real father of the international fisheries treaties on this
coast: and James Cameron of Pender
Harbour, a high-line commercial fisherman, son and grandson of successful
commercial    fishermen   on   this   coast.
The Commission has already honoured Canada by selecting our Stewart
Mates as its first Chairman, and the
University of lirilish Columbia as its
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Canadian Members of International North Pacific Fisheries Commission: from left. Dr. Stewart Bates,
Mr. James Cameron, Mr. J. M. Buchanan, B.A.'17, Mr. Roger Hager.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE My Year in Japan
One sunny afternoon in late August
I was amazed to receive a long distance
telephone call inquiring about my interest in a teaching position in the Japan
Library School under Mr. Robert L.
Gitler, whom I had known when he was
Director of the University of Washing
ton Library School. By the end of
August, after numerous wires, cables
and long distance telephone calls from
Chicago and Tokyo. I found myself,
still in a daze, on a plane for Tokyo
via Honolulu.
The flight was quite perfect and the
last part of the trip especially interesting, for we flew low enough to see
the Japanese coast stretched out like
a colored relief map. We were sometimes low enough to see tiny figures
busy working in the fields or in the
fishing villages and the hundreds of
fishing boats.
But I must confess that my trip from
the airport, to the famous Imperial
Hotel, designed by Frank Lloyd
Wright, was disappointing. The innumerable, small, unpainted and weather-
beaten wooden buildings, to which later
I became so much attached, then struck
me as drab and ugly shacks, a very
inappropriate entry to one of the great
cities of the world.
From Haneda airport we followed
the route which led past the Mita
campus of Keio University, Shiba Park
and the Zojoji temple, which, to Mr.
Gitler's great amazement. I recognized
from photographs in the U.B.C. library.
Zojoji conjures up memories of numerous festivals I attended there during
the year, such as the famous Setsun-
bum or Bean Throwing.
In Japan I often heard the friendly
rivals, Keio and Waseda universities,
compared to Oxford and Cambridge, or
Harvard and Yale. Keio Gijuku is a
private university and claims to be the
oldest in Japan. It was established by
Fukuzawa Yukichi, a truly remarkable
man. and one of the first Japanese to
be attracted by western thought. He
was an innovator, when it took great
courage to break with tradition, and
during the late 19th and early 20th
century he had a very considerable influence on Japanese education.   Gijuku
Faculty Group, Keio University.
is the term applied to educational in-
situations which offer instruction from
the primary grades through to the university degree. Like most Japauesc
universities, Keio is non-residential.
I will never again sneer at the "old
school tie" for I found the wearing of
the Keio pin an "Open sesame" from
one end of Japan to the other. Fukuzawa adopted as the Keio motto words
of which the translation is given as
"The pen is mightier than the sword",
and the Keio emblem is crossed pen-
points. The College colours are a dark
blue and a beautiful deep red.
On the Mita campus, which is the
original site chosen by Fukuzawa, are
located the administrative offices, the
lecture halls for the graduates and
upper year students in Language and
Literature, the Social Sciences, Law,
and the Library School. Tucked away
tit the ftir end with their own playgrounds are the Keio elementary and
high schools. All the first and second
year students and all the Engineering
students go to the Iliyoshi campus and
the Medical students to the Yotsuya
campus. These are in Tokyo, but some
distance from each other and from
Mita. Altogether there is a registration
of about 50(H) students.
Despite the fact that it was severely
damaged during the war, the campus
shows little evidence of that now. Only
the curiously contorted iron girders
poking out from the charred and
broken walls of a once important building remain, unless the new gingko trees
with their bamboo supports remind an
older generation of the fine plantation
which was demolished.
Among the many buildings there
were a few which I found especially
interesting. One was the original
"public speaking hall", a Japanese version of an early New England town-
meeting house, and the first building
in Japan to be used for such a purpose.
It seems odd to-us with our long tradition of oratory that in Japan public
speaking was a completely unknown
art just one hundred years ago.
And right beside it is one of the most
recent additions to the campus, the
Shin Rai Sha, "Building of Welcome".
In collaboration with the architect
Taniguchi. the famous Japanese-American sculptor and designer. Isamu No
guchi, designed a room usually referred
to as the "Noguchi room" as a memorial to his poet father who taught at
Keio for almost forty years. It is one
of the simplest and most aesthetically
satisfying rooms I have ever seen. Out-
Anne M. Smith, B.A.'21, B.S. Lib. Sc. (Wash.),
M.A.   Lib.  Sc.   (Mich.),   Assistant   Librarian   and
Head,   Reference   Division,   U.B.C.   Library.
side this room and visible through the
glass doors are examples of Xognchi's
sculpture in metal, which, although
they seem to have been accepted quite
calmly by Keio. would. I suspect, cause
a furore at U.B.C. They are so happily
placed that they do not conflict with
the more traditional pieces of sculpture
placed elsewhere on the campus.
Another interesting building was
Yamashoku which combines a private
Faculty dining room and Student cafeteria. At either end of the Student area
are stairs to a mezzanine. At the head
of each stairway are gay and quite
modern murals. — another example of
art occurring in the everyday life of
the Japanese.
Reminiscent of the U.B.C. cafeteria
were long student queues through
which we used to have to squeeze to get
into the dining room. Except in very
bad weather, many students would take
their "curry rice" or "donibttri" to eat
outside in the patio.
Parents cuter the names of their
children at birth for Keio, so great is
the competition to get in. But the 1200
or so who try for one of the coveted
places in the little kindergarten are as
nothing to the 20.00(1 competing for the
few available openings at the university level. Students who have been
through the Keio elementary and
secondary schools seem to enter without
much difficulty. But the thousands of
others, who are not products of the
Keio system, must write a series of
examinations. Those who pass the examinations are still further winnowed
after personal interviews with the various college authorities.
When the Japan Library School was
first opened, from some 700 inquiries a
Panel   Discussion.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        22 limited number of applications were
selected, and finally, after personal interviews, 55 students were admitted.
But perhaps I should go back a little.
In 1951, during the Occupation, the
Japan Library School was established
under the American army. If tile new
Constitution was to be effective, it
would have to lie supported by an alert
and informed body of citizens. A good
system of Public Libraries is one means
of developing an informed public, and
a professional Library School, open to
students from all over Japan, and on a
university level, is essential to produce
the kind of Librarians necessary to
administer modern Public Libraries.
After a careful survey, Keio was
selected as the most suitable University
for the purpose. With the end of the
Occupation, financial support was withdrawn and the future looked most uncertain. However, the Rockefeller
Foundation made a grant, which decreases annually, to support the School
until June, 1950, when the Keio administration will assume complete financial
The School opened witli a predominantly American faculty, but, according
to plan, one American is dropped each
year and is replaced by a Japanese,
until in 1956, the entire Faculty will be
Japanese, and the School will be an
integral part of the Keio university
In Canada and the United States, as
you know, students may transfer from
one University to another, with perhaps some minor adjustments. But in
Japan such transfers are never permitted. If they do occur, the students
must begin all over again as Freshmen.
Since one of the objects of the Japan
Library School is to educate librarians
from and for every part of the country,
it was essential that some means for
the transfer of credits be arranged.
This Mr. Gitler succeeded in doing.
Therefore   the   Japan   Library   School
Keio   Main.    Library.       Note   the   University
symbol    of    Crossed    Pens.
Inokuma,  Mural  Painter,  at  dedication  of  his
murals in Yamashoku, November, 1949, speaking to  Faculty and visitors.
had the unique privilege of having
students from Universities in every
part of Japan, who thus made up a
most unusual and interesting group.
Although at first, when I was completely strange to them, the Japanese
retained an impassive mask, it was not
long before they relaxed and were just
as responsive as any group of Canadian
students would be. Whatever their inner feelings may have been, they always treated me with the greatest
politeness and consideration.
The Curriculum is fundamentally
similar to that of an American Library
School, although each year the Faculty
try to introduce more Japanese material, insofar as there are any suitable
Japanese works available.
Like U.B.C. most of the instruction
in the Arts is by the lecture method,
although panel discussions, "buzz sessions", films, and other techniques are
also used.
Since the students are not required
to speak English, interpreters are used.
For each lecture the instructor prepares an outline in English, which is
translated line by line into Japanese by
the interpreter for that course. A
stencil is cut for the English outline,
returned for proof-reading, and then
given to a Japanese staff member to
cut the stencil for the Japanese characters by hand. This part of the work
takes time and skill. The Japanese
interpreter for each course is responsible not only for translating the out-
lino from English into Japanese, but
also for proof-reading the Japanese par:
of the stencil.
As I lectured five days a week, it was
quite a task to keep the work prepared
far enough ahead to have the stencils
made. Even getting the sample books
from the Library stacks for listing was
a time consuming process, as the main
catalogue was in Japanese. There was
a partial author catalogue in "romaji,"
i.e., in the western alphabet. This was
very helpful as far as it went. The
classification scheme was exceedingly
interesting in that it showed the historical development of the Library, the
layers for each year showing up something like archeological remains. But
it was never intended for rapid consultation. No students are allowed into the
stacks of the Keio Library. The student.-
could not even see the current periodicals and like most Japanese Libraries.
Public or University. Keio did not lend
books for home use. This practice,
coupled with the fact that Keio also
like other Libraries closed at 4 p.m..
made it impossible for students to use
this Library effectively. Needless to
say the Japan Library School Library
was administered on a very different
However, Keio was more like a Canadian University than most Japanese
Universities for the students engaged
in many extra-curricular activities.
There were Clubs, such as the United
Nations, the E.S.S. (English-speaking
Society), the Japanese Tea Ceremony
Club, and many others. The Keio students published two periodicals in English as well as the Japanese Daily, and
I found that 1 had to help with the
English language newspapers, judge intercollegiate public speaking contests,
and do a great many other things for
which I felt myself ill-qualified. Dramatic and musical societies and an orchestra, were all part of the College
life. Although only a small proportion
of the total student population took
part in any one sport, all kinds of
sports were popular, such as football,
tennis, swimming, rowing, wrestling
and especially skiing (in winter), on
the nearby mountains.
I will never forget how amazed I
was at the talent displayed by our students at the Christmas party. They
got up and danced, sang and put on
quite impromptu skits with the greatest
grace, verve, and complete unselfcon
sciousness. Certainly I could not im
agine a similar Canadian group,
completely sober, putting on such a
delightful show and with so few inhibitions. Everyone was required to do
something  to my  complete horror!
I wish 1 had time and space to tell
you of the "Year-end party to end all
cares", and of the many festivals which
I found so enthralling. I hope I was
able to do a little for the Japanese, for
they certainly gave me a most stimulating year.
+      +      +
A banquet and dance for the 1955
graduating class of the School of Architecture was arranged April 30. Professor Stanley E. Read of the English Department, guest speaker, cited examples of outstanding eccentrics of the
lSth Century in order to encourage
members of the graduating class to retain their individuality in their contribution to the art of architecture.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Graduate Shadow-Profile —
Gordon Scott
Magistrate   Gordon
Scott,   M.M.,   B.A.'19.
Nobody asked me to write this, but
a "Profile" of Arthur Lord, written by
Paul Whitley, was published in the
Spring edition of U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle. It is now my urgent duty, as you
will see if you read on. to write my own
"Profile" for publication herein.
It might lie asked if 1 had no contemporary friends who would undertake this task. Actually, there are
many. I am sure that James Lawrence
and Ian Gibson would welcome the
opportunity. Gordon Meekison. Ian
Shaw, George Dixon or Bill Scott would
respond with verbosity as would George
Gross or Sherwood  Lett.
The publishing of my virtues is
however a delicate task. Experience
warns me thai not one of the above
would have any regard for the laws
respecting libel and slander. Nor, in
court, could I look for any support
from  His  Lordship.  Mr. Justice Clyne.
In   fact.   I   find   that  I  am   the  only
competent person. sufficiently unprejudiced, to handle the emergency.
To understand the situation fully
you must keep in mind Paul Whitley's
splendid article, and go back with me
some forty odd years. Arthur Lord
and I were then attending King
Edward High School.
After careful consideration, I fixed
upon Arthur as a model for my future
career. Even at that time I could see
clearly there would be no limit to his
attainments and I determined, whatever the effort, I would follow him,
step by step, to the best of my ability.
I never hoped to equal his success. It
was and is enough that I should follow
in his shadow and, in some lesser degree, match  his achievements.
I note that Paul Whitley's fine
Profile of Art states that at High School
"lie set a high standard of scholarship."
I had to be content with setting a
standard. Art was "tops" in 'Macbeth'.
I was Bottom in 'Midsummer-Night's
Dream'. Art went to Australia with
the Cadet Corps. I joined the Corps,
and went straight to New Westminster.
When war broke out, I followed his
example and joined up from the
"Shacks" on Tenth Avenue, and finally
arrived in France. There were times
when I thought that Art would have
been better advised to seek some other
field of activity, but I bowed to his
judgment. Unfortunately, we wound
up in different units. This made things
particularly difficult.
However, the moment I heard he'd
been wounded at Vimy Ridge. I rushed
going on a trip?...
just pick up the phone
and call your C.N.R. agent
He will be glad to arrange your itinerary—make
your rail and sleeper, also steamship or airline,
reservations—and   have   the   tickets   ready   for
you  when  you  tall  at  the  office.   Travel  is
lis business—he'll do his best to make your
trip a pleasant one.
When planning a trip, remember,
for prompt and courteous service,
telephone . . .
Art Lord and Gordon Scott in "The
of Being  Earnest."
to the spot and. without delay, managed
to get wounded at about the same
place in about the same place.*
I followed him to the English hospitals and enjoyed a splendid respite
"swinging the lead" and awaiting
Arthur's next move. I was naturally
a bit worried that he might decide to
go hack to the trenches, but was finally
relieved with the news that lie had
been invalided to Canada.
It wasn't difficult to persudc the
authorities that the Army would get
along without me. and I soon followed
back to Vancouver arriving in the
spring of 191S.
Somewhere along the line Art was
made a Corporal. I once succeeded in
rising as far as Lance-Corporal but
this turned out to be a little above my
capabilities and I was discharged as
a Private. Rightly or wrongly. I have
always attributed my failure to follow
Art into the higher command to some
Haw in the early training which I
received at Tenth Avenue under the
C.O.T.C. instruction of Harry Logan.
I am told, however, that he succeeded
with some others.
Back we went to University. Art
"excelled in Rugby." I fought for
and held the fifteenth place on the
team. I once made a try but 1 was
off-side. Art's athletic achievements
found him a place on the Student's
Council and. in the course of time, he
became President. There was a vacancy on the literary side. A close
friend nominated me and there was
no election. I made it. Of course you
can see now that I have some literary
Art joined the Players' Club and got
the lead in "The Importance of Being
Earnest."     I   joined  and  got   the  sup
* Incidentally, as a 6th Canadian Infantry
Brigade Scout, Gordon Scott was mentioned
in Despatches in the Somme fighting,
September 24, 1916, and he was awarded the
Military Medal for gallantry at Vimy Ridge
on April 9, 1917, the engagement in which
he   was   wounded.      (Ed.)
24 Senior McGill B.C. Rugby Team, Session  1913-14.
*l  *.-
r .•
porting role. At that time my "friend",
Ian Shaw, was Editor of the Ubyssey
and, in hopes of receiving good publicity, I invited him to see me rehearse.
In his leading editorial the following
day, he condemned the whole play and
demanded it be stopped at once. (Could
such friends as these be trusted to
write my profile?I I may say, however,
that playing opposite Dorothy Adams
was considerable compensation in those
times of trial.
I edged in with Art to Alpha Iota
Fraternity,—now Phi Kappa Pi. On
looking at the Programmes of the annual dinner in 1919, I find that "Great"
Scott accompanied "Good" Lord in a
musical interlude, and then, in 1921,
when Art proposed the toast to U.B.C,
I was right there to reply. You can
see I kept at his heels.
At the risk of betraying secrets. I
may as well explain that it was arranged at that time that Brothers Lett
and Lord should become U.B.C.
Chancellor and Governor, respectively,
and that a group of others, including
Gordon    Scott   and   Dorothy   Adams    Foulger,
B.A.'21, in "The importance of Being Ernest."
myself, should be Senators. Art started
as Senator and is still one. I played
out after nine or ten years.
I had intended to follow Forestry
after graduation, but Arthur chose law,
so I threw away my years of experience
in the woods to join him at the Bar.
Because of his excellent coaching. I
was admitted. He joined the City
Legal Department, so I got a job in
the City Prosecutor's office. When he
was appointed Corporation Counsel, I
was appointed City Prosecutor.
In the meantime, another war broke
out and, Heaven help me, Art joined
the C.O.T.C. His Profile reads, "as a
Captain in the C.O.T.C. he was active
in the Corps." As a Lieutenant under
him, I was somewhat retro-active, but
I stuck it out till, between us, we had
again saved the country. I might
express the pious hope that, if there
is another war, Art takes no vigorous
part in it. I was never at ease except
in the rear rank.
Finally. Arthur's outstanding ability
resulted in his appointment as Countj
Court Judge. It was not without con
siderable effort that I tagged along
and got an appointment as Judge of the
Family Court and Deputy Magistrate.
Here I shine in a lesser light, but I
have Arthur as a guide and critic.
He has no hesitation in reversing my
decisions on Appeal to his Court, and
he even at odd times affirms them. It
is a comfortable arrangement.
I use the word, "finally", in regard
to his recent appointment. With due
respect, I hope I am right. The pace
lias been very hot now and then, and I
.un not as young as I once was. If.
however, Arthur has made up his mind
to be Prime Minister of Canada, I
should start right now to secure a seat
on the Senate.
You will see by now how much I
appreciate the Profile of Arthur Lord.
As the Americans would say, he is
"E pluribus unum."
and Alumni
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Chancellor  Sherwood   Lett,  C.8.E.,   D.S.O.,  M.C,
E.D., Q.C., B.A.'16, LL.D.
Chancellor Sherwood Lett. B.A..
LL.D., Head of the Canadian Section
of the Viet Nam International Truce
Supervisory Commission, was in Ottawa in the month of April to confer
with government officials there on a
routine  consultation.
Gladys C. Schwesinoek, B.A.. M.A.
(Radcliffe) '21. Ph.D. (Columbia) '2(i.
Clinical Psychologist and Head. Classification Section. State of California
Youth Authority, at Ventura, California, author of several hooks on Social
Science, has presented to the Library
copies of her books and a number of
reprints of articles written by herself
which have appeared in scientific books
and journals.
K. W. "Ernie" Clarke, B.S.A.. is the
newly-elected President of the Vancouver Branch. Agricultural Institute of
Dr. Lionel Stevexsox. B.A., M.A.
(Toronto I '2.S. Ph.D. (California) '2o.
B.Litt. (Oxon. I '3r>, Professor of Eng
lish at Southern California (U.C.L.A.I,
has been appointed James B. Duke
Professor of English at Duke University. Durham. Xorth Carolina. His work
will be confined to teaching senior and
graduate courses in Xineteenth-Century
literature and to directing the theses of
graduate students in that field. Dr.
Stevenson will ta!ke up his duties at
Duke University in the Autumn.
Fraser Melvin Wallace, B.A., M.A.
25 U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE F. Melvin Wallace, B.A.'23, M.A. (Wash.)
(Wash.), Principal for the past ten
years of John Oliver Junior-Senior
High School, has been appointed to the
newly-created post of Inspector of Secondary Schools in Vancouver.
Mrs. Frank Ross, B.A.. M.A. (Bryn
Mawr) '27, lias been re-elected President of the B.C. Division of the Canadian Cancer Society at the group's 13th
Annual Meeting.
Bert. R. Tipper, B.A.Sc. Vancouver
engineer, who has been outstanding in
the development of commercial radio-
telephony in B.C., has been appointed
Vice-President and General Manager of
the Xorth-west Telephone Company.
Mr. Tupper has been connected with
the Xorth-west Telephone Company
since its inception in 1929. Since 19-"i2,
he has been Manager and Chief Engineer. For his work in the application
of radio techniques to the extension of
toll telephone services in Canada, Mr.
Tupper, last year, was made a Fellow
of the Institute of Radio Engineers.
Only 18 Canadians have been so
Wilfred X. Hall, B.A.Sc, was recently appointed Executive Vice-President of Dominion Tar and Chemical
Company. Limited. Montreal, P.Q. Mr.
Hall has been a Vice-President of Dominion Tar and Chemical Company,
Limited since 1950, and prior to that
held a similar position with Standard
Chemical Company, Limited.
W. Randolph Beamish, B.A., former
reeve in Burnaby, has been made a
Justice of the Peace for that community.
Irving Cameron, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc.'35,
has been elected Controller of Monsanto
Chemical Company. He has been General Manager of Monsanto's Western
Division at Seattle since 1949.
George Fernau Hall, B.Com., one of
Britain's foremost authorities on ballet
and author of Modem English Ballet
and An Anatomy of Ballet, on a recent
trip to Vancouver, stated that he felt.
Canada may be ripe for a surge of
growth in ballet comparable to that
which took place in England in tlit;
Dr. M. Gwenyth Humphreys, I?.A.,
Ph.D.. Professor and Chairman of the
Department of Mathematics at Randolph Macon Women's College, is the
recipient of a Faculty Fellowship by
the Fund for the Advancement of Education, a Ford Foundation organization. On sabbatical leave for a year
from Randolph Macon College, Dr.
Humphreys will commence her study
at U.B.C. next autumn.
Edward W. Richardson. B.A.Sc,
who has been in charge of engineering
for the Park Royal Shopping Centre
and other holdings of British Properties Limited since 1948. has recently
been appointed manager of the Park
Royal Shopping Centre at West Vancouver. Mr. Richardson continues his
engineering work in addition to managing Park Royal.
Dr. G. Xeil Perry, B.A.. M.P.A.
(Harv.), M.A.. Ph.D. (Harv.). on loan
from the Canadian Ministry of Finance,
is attached as advisor to the Ethiopian
Ministry of Finance at Addis Ababa.
Dr. Perry has been for several years
with the International Bank in Washington.
A. J. Saunders. B.A.Sc, consulting
engineer, has recently been called to
Australia and New Zealand as manufacturing consultant to Ormonoid Roofing Asphalt Company of Australia for
advice on the use of asphalt roofing
products. Mr. Saunders was formerly
Chief Engineer of Sidney Roofing and
Paper Products, Limited.
James Xorman Hylanii. B.Com., a
Director and Executive Sales Manager
of B.C. Packers Limited, has recently
been appointed President of the Fisher
ies Council of Canada.
Ted Jeffery,  B.A., has been named
Advertising and Sales Promotion Man-
tiger of the Kraft Foods Company with
International headquarters in Chicago.
Victor Moore, B.A., B.A.Sc'.SS, is
back in Canada again after three years
of service abroad with the Department
of External Affairs. He lias served as
Canadian Charge d'Affaires in Vienna,
and was with the Canadian military
mission in Berlin and the Canadian
Embassy in Bonn.
Mrs. Kay  Belanger   (nee  Kathleen
Webster)   B.A.,  recently  had  her  seventh  short  story  "The  Partition",  accepted by Saturday Evening Post.
J. G. MacDermot, B.A.Sc, has recently been appointed Assistant General Manager of Monsanto Chemical
Company's Overseas Division in St.
Louis, Mo.
Dk. F. Wells Brason. B.A.. M.D..
has recently taken up a new position as
Pathologist and Director of Laboratories at the Harrisburg Hospital in Har-
risburg.   Penn.
Frederick G. Pearce. B.A.Sc. recently received the appointment as
Sales Manager of Vancouver Machinery
Depot. Limited.
Gart Griffiths, B.A.Sc I Electrical,
with Honours I. lias been appointed to
I lie newly-created post of Assistant to
the General Manager and Chief Engineer of the B.C. Power Commission.
.Mr. Griffiths joined the Commission in
Dr. Xorman Sami el Wright. B.S.A.,
M.S.A.'4<>, Ph.D. ( U. of California) T>2,
of Dominion Plant Pathology Laboratory, has been elected President of the
B.C. Academy of Science.
Richard Molntford Bums. B.A.Sc.
was recently promoted to the position
of Executive Assistant to the Vice-
President of the British Columbia Elec
I ric Company. Mr. Bibbs joined the
Company in 194o. He is a member of
the Association of Professional Engineers of B.C.. a member of the Canadian Electrical Association, a Past
President of U.B.C. Alumni Association
and a Past President of the U.B.C.
Players'  Club.
II. P. Johnson, B.A.. was appointed
Principal of MacLean Elementary
School tit a recent meeting of the Trail
School  Board.
Peter  E.  Cromie,  B.Com.'46
Peter Cromie, B.Com.. Manager of
Suuprinting. was elected President of
the Graphic Arts Association of B.C.
tit its annual general meeting.
L. A. Mitten. B.A.Sc, has recently
received the appointment of Production
Manager of I n d n s t r i a 1 Coatings
Limited, Vancouver.
26 Dr. M. J. Ozeroff, B.A., M.A.'48,
Ph.D. (M.I.T.), with General Electric
Company's Engineering Department at
the Hanford atomic energy project in
Richland, Washington, was appointed
Manager of the Physics Research Sub-
Section in the newly-established Pile
Technology Section.
Dr. E. Frederick Roots, B.A.Sc,
M.A.Sc'47, Ph.D., of Geological Survey
of Canada in Ottawa, played a distinguished part in the British-Norwegian-
Swedish expedition to Antarctica, a
vivid account of which is given in the
newly-published book The White Desert
by the leader of the expedition, John
Denis  Charles Smith,  B.A.,  B.Ed.
'47, Ph.D.  (California), was appointed
last autumn as Provincial Inspector of
Schools with  headquarters in Nelson.
Harold Peter ("Herb") Capozzi,
B.A., B.Com.'48, is now Programme
Director of CBMT in Montreal.
Herbert Patterson, B.Com., who for
the past seven years has been connected
with the personnel department of Canadian Mining and Smelting Company in
Trail, has accepted the position of
Senior Industrial Relations Representative of the Kaiser Aluminum and
Chemical Corporation in Spokane.
K. H. W. Seppala, B.A.Sc, has recently been appointed Sales Manager
of the newly-organized Douglas Power
Equipment Limited. This Company
specializes in the sale of heavy electrical apparatus.
Db. Ralph E. Carter, B.A.Sc,
M.A.Sc'49, Ph.D. (London) '53, has
recently received an appointment as
Research Associate in Metallurgy with
the General Electric Research Laboratory in Schenectady, N.Y. Before commencing his studies in England. Dr.
Carter was a research officer for the
Atomic Energy Programme in Canada.
For the past two years, he has been
Scientific Officer, Mines and Technical
Surveys, Ottawa, Ontario.
John S. Gardner, B.A.Sc, has been
made District Manager of the Comox
Valley-Campbell River district by the
B.C. Power Commission. An electrical
engineer, Mr. Gardner joined the Commission  in 1949.
T. Xorthcote, B.A., M.A.'52, Department of Zoology graduate student in
Fisheries and staff member of the B.C.
Game Department Fisheries Research
Division, was awarded a National Research Council Special Scholarship of
$1900 plus travel allowance. Mr.
Northcote will study toward his Ph.D.
degree at Cambridge University. He
also received a British Council award.
Richard J. Ward, B.A.Sc (Electrical), has been appointed Industrial
Representative on the B.C. Electric's
Vancouver Island sales staff. Mr. Ward
was four years with Canadian Westinghouse  Limited.
Aubrey Wilbur Bell, B.A., has writ
ten recently from Georgetown, Britisli
Guiana, where he is a member of the
Royal Bank staff. He writes interestingly of the difference in the banking
and business practices prevailing in
British Guiana as compared with that
he is accustomed to at home in Canada.
The town of Mackenzie, on the Dema-
rara River, is owned and operated by
Alcan, and there are a good many
Canadians among the Company staff
there but apparently no U. B. C.
Roy Donald Casorso, B.S.A., M.S.A.
'51. has been awarded the high distinction of a $1,560 Ralston Purina Research Fellowship to continue his studies toward a Ph.D. in Poultry Pathology. He received the degree of Doctor
of Veterinary Medicine from Ontario
Vetrinary College, Guelph, Ontario,
this spring.
Angelo ("Angie") Gioliotti, B.Com.,
has been elected a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. This club
consists exclusively of members of life
underwriters who have sold, in any one
year, $1,000,000, or more, of life
Aubrey McTaggart, B.P.E., now
teaching at Fort St. John, B.C., has
been awarded a Teaching Assistantship
at the University of Illinois where he
will work towards the degree of Master of Science in Health Education.
Rev. William Lemuel Bubnham,
B.A., has been appointed Missionary to
Hong Kong by the Board of Overseas
Missions of the United Church of Canada in Toronto. Mr. Burnham, who is
eo-pastor of the Chinese United Church
in Vancouver, expects to leave for the
Far East in late August or early
Anne S. Hutchison, B.A., has won
ti $2500 Rotary International Scholarship for political science study at. the
University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Since graduation. Miss Hutchison has
spent two years with the Communion
tions Branch of the Xrational Research
Centre and several months with the
Graduate Centre for Advanced European Studies in Strasbourg, France.
Brian C. Roberts, B.A., LL.B.'53,
was called to the Bar as a barrister
and solicitor on March 7, 1955. He wras
sworn in in the Supreme Court by Mr.
Justice A.  D.  Macfarlane in  Victoria.
R. M. Fraser, B.A.Sc, has recently
been named the winner of an Athlone
"B" Fellowship awarded to graduate
engineers who are in industry to be
used for further training in the United
Kingdom. Mr. Fraser is at present
with Canadian Westinghouse in
Alistair R. MacKay, B.A., has been
awarded one of the Canadian Govern
ment Overseas Awards for $2000.00.
Upon   graduating   with   Honours   in
French and Latin from U.B.C, Mr.
Mackay received a Teaching Fellowship at U.C.L.A., in French. He will
receive his M.A. shortly from U.C.L.A.
and then plans to leave for France
early in September and tour Greece
and Italy before taking up his work
at the Sorbonne in Parris to work towards the degree of Docteur de l'Uni-
versite de Paris.
David Lawrence Yocngson. B.A..
LL.B.'54, was called to the bar May 17.
Charlotte Jam: Baxfiei.h. B.A..
LL.B., who was admitted to the B.C.
Bar in May. has been appointed Xa-
tional Travelling Secretary of the
World University Service of Canada,
whose Headquarters tire at 43 St.
George Street, Toronto. She rook up
her new duties there on May 25.
Arthur Boyd Ferris, LL.B.. was admitted to the B.C. Bar, May 17.
R. B. (Dick) Archambaui.t. B.A.Sc.
has been awarded the Pilkington
Scholarship First Prize in competition
with all other Schools of Architecture
in Canada for his design of a Children's
Theatre. The prize entitles him to
travel expenses to and from England
and $1,500 for his expenses in England
and the Continent.
Richard Brookes Bird. LL.B.. is a
Korean veteran who had previously
ta.ken the first two years of his legal
studies before enlistment and this Ses
sion returned to U.B.C. to complete his
third year.
Def.na Wakhroi "cheff. B.A., was
named winner of a $1200 assistantship
in Yale University. A native of Yugoslavia, Miss Wakhroucheff came to
U.B.C. in 1951 with a World University
Scholarship. When she arrived in Van
couver she did not know one person
and could speak no English.
Walter   D.   Young,   B.A.'55,   British   Columbia
Rhodes  Scholar  for   1955.
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE 28 The Faculty
President N. A. M. Mackenzie will
devote the summer to visiting universities in New Zealand and in Australia.
This trip is being made at the invitation of the Australian Universities. In
addition, Dr. MacKenzie will visit the
branches of the University of New
Zealand in Auckland and Wellington.
While in Australia, he will attend the
Executive Council of the Association of
Universities of the British Commonwealth. Mrs. MacKenzie and their
younger daughter, Bridgie, hope to join
President MacKenzie toward the end
of .Tune.
Dean S. N. F. Chant and Mrs. Chant
visited Japan during April and May in
response to an invitation from the Japanese Government to President MacKenzie to send a representative of the
University  as a  guest  visitor.
Professor George F. Curtis, Dean
of the Faculty of Law, has been appointed Visiting Professor of Law at
Harvard for the 1955-56 Session. During the summer, Dean Curtis will attend the July 13-16 meetings in Edinburgh of the Society of Public Teachers
of Law. He will also be among those
representing the Law Society of B.C.
and the Canadian Bar Association at
the Commonwealth Law Conference in
London, July 20-27, where he will read
a paper on the Value of I>egal Research. While in England, he will address members of the English-Speaking
Dean G. C. Andrew, wil travel to
Europe this summer under the sponsorship of the Carnegie Corporation to
study university administration in the
United Kingdom. He will visit the Universities of Bristol. Nottingham, Leeds.
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester. Oxford, Cambridge, and London. In addition, Dean Andrew plans
to visit several universities in France
and Germany, viz., the Sorbonne, Hamburg, Bonn, Gottingen. Munich and
Marjory Beck, School of Physical
Education, is leaving the staff after
two years to accept a position with
Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts.
Professor Jacob Bifxy, Head of the
Department of Poultry Husbandry, is
the new President of the British Columbia Poultry Industries Council.
Dr. A. Earle Birney, Professor of
English, lectured recently on "'Contemporary Canadian Poetry" at the Universities of Washington and Oregon
where he was the first scholar ever invited to speak on Canadian literature.
The Oregon lecture, arranged by the
Northwest Lectures and Concerts Committee, was followed by a 30-minute
radio panel on Canadian-American cultural relations in which Dr. Birney
participated. He also took part in several informal, forum discussions on
Canadians  and   Canadiana   with   Uni
versity of Oregon students and Faculty
members. In Seattle, he gave the annual Walker-Ames Lecture, sponsored
by the University of Washington Department of English.
Mrs. Lorne Brown, School of Physical Education, is retiring after a long
period of service and is planning to
devote all her time to looking after her
Father Henry Carr, C.S.B., Special
Lecturer in Classics and Philosophy,
was awarded the honorary degree of
Doctor of Laws by Assumption College,
Windsor, on June 4. Former Superior-
General of the Basilian Fathers, Father
Carr has also held the Presidency of
St. Michael's College, Toronto, and of
St. Thomas More College, Saskatoon.
He played a leading part in the foundation of the Pontifical Institute of
Mediaeval Studies in Toronto.
Dr. Marvin Darracii, Head of the
Bio - Chemistry Department, recently
presented a research project report at
the first Canadian conference on research in the rheumatic diseases at
Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, The
report covered work going on in the
U.B.C. Bio-Chemistry Department for
the past three years on the nature and
amounts of the adrenal cortex hor
mones in human blood.
Professor Geoffrey Davies, Assistant Professor of History, was elected
President at the annual meeting of the
U.B.C. Faculty Association. Prof.
Davies came to the University in 1947.
He was formerly a Principal in the
C o m m o n w e a 1 t h Relations Office.
Dr. Karl Erdman, Research Fellow
in the Department of Physics, has
been awarded the $3,000 Rutherford
Memorial Post-Doctoral Fellowship in
Physics. Dr. Erdman will continue his
studies at Cambridge.
Professor   Frank   A.    Forward,    B.A.Sc.    (Tor. I,
F.I.M.,  M.C.I.M.,  M.  Inst.  M.M.
Professor F.  A.  Forward, Head of
the Department of Mining and Metal
lurgy, has received the International
Xickel Company of Canada Platinum
Medal, given by the Canadian Institute
of Mining and Metallurgy for a meritorious and practical contribution of
outstanding importance to the mining
and metallurgical industi-v of Canada.
The medal, awarded annually, was
presented to Mr. Forward in recognition of his research leading to the development of the ammonia bleach process for treatment of nickel ores—a
process now in use at the Fort Saskatchewan refinery of Slierritt Gordon
Mr. Forward lias also been awarded
the Leonard Medal of the Engineering
Institute of Canada for his paper
"Ammonia Pressure Leach Process for
Recovering Xickel. Copper and Cobalt
from Sherritt Gordon Xickel Sulphides
Concentrates", C.I.M. Trans. Vol. 16.
1953, p.p. 363-370.
Dr. William C. Gibson, Kinsmen
Professor of Xeurological Research,
will direct the use of a $5000 grant
which has been made to the Faculty of
Medicine by the Muscular Dystrophy
Association of Canada for research
into the crippling disease of muscular
Dr. W. Leonard Grant, of the De
partment of Classics, is spending the
summer in study at Harvard University, with occasional side-trips to the
Library of Congress and Columbia University. He has been enabled to do this
by money awards from the Humanities
Research Council of Canada and the
U.B.C. Committee on Research. His
purpose is to complete one section of
the lengthy research project he began
in 1951-52 at Oxford while on a Nuffield
Research Fellowship. Since 1951 Professor Grant lias published twelve papers on this work, completed six others,
and is now completing the gathering of
material for a book. His eventual intention is to publish a full history of
Renaissance Latin Literature in Italy
from 1350 to 1600.
Dr. I. Michael Lerner. Department
of Poultry Science, is the author of a
book. Genetic Homeostasis, an account
of which appeared in the April issue
of "Science". Dr. Lerner delivered the
key paper on Poultry Genetics at the
Tenth World's Poultry Congress in
Edinburgh,   1954.
Mrs. Helen Md'rae. Director of
Field Work, School of Social Work, has
returned after six months in Sweden
on a special assignment for the United
Professors G. G. Moe and H. M.
King, with their wives, were honoured
by Agricultural Faculty members.
students and friends, at an afternoon
party in the Faculty Club on April 28.
Presentations were made to each
which included bound letters from
former students expressing appreciation and gratitude for help in their
years of undergraduate study. Both
Professor Moe and Professor King have
recently retired from the Headship of
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE tneir respective Departments of Agronomy  and  Animal  Husbandry.
Dr. J. Ross Mackay, Associate Professor of Geography, will continue
studies of the Mackenzie River delta
in B.C. this summer for a report to
the Federal Geographic Branch in Ottawa. He will leave Vancouver in
June and proceed direct to Aklavlk—
thence by schooner Eastward for 200
miles along the Arctic shoreline. He
will work from air photos of the Mackenzie River delta, making a full study
of the physiography of this northern
lowland area. Dr. Mackay's findings
will be used for interpreting conditions
in similar areas across Canada.
Professor E. I). MacPhee, Head of
the School of Commerce, spoke before
the Pacific Northwest Trade Association Conference held in Vancouver
recently. The theme of his address was
The Importance of "Visitor Industry."
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tended meetings of the National Research Council's Associate Committee
on Wildlife Research, The Dominion
Provincial Wildlife Conference, the
Annual Meeting of the Canadian Conservation Association, The Wildlife
Diseases Association and the Twentieth
American Wildlife Conference. This
series of conferences was held in Ottawa and Montreal on March 8-16. The
last-mentioned was attended by 800
delegates from all American states, all
Canadian provinces. Alaska, Hawaii,
Bermuda and Mexico. On March 29,
Dr. McTaggart-Cowan was guest
speaker at the Banquet Meeting of the
Pacific Fisheries Technologists' Association.
Dr. Vi.adimtr Joseph Okulitch, has
been awarded a $650 research grant
by the Geological Society of America.
Dr. Okulitch is Chairman of the
Division of Geology at the University
and has been a member of the U.B.C.
Faculty since 1944. He will do research work in the Canadian Rockies
this summer, studying the problems of
the Cambrian system in that area.
Dr. G. L. Pickard, Professor of
Physics, Secretary-Treasurer, American
Society of Limnology and Oceanography, and Dr. D. J. Wort, Professor
of Biology and Botany, Vice-Chairman,
American Society of Plant Physiologists, will be among the 1,000 scientists
at California Institute of Technology,
scene of the Pacific Division American
Association for the Advancement of
Science, June 20-25.
J. Lewis Robinson, Chairman, Geo
graphy Division, Department of Geo
graphy and Geology, the sole nominee
for President, of the Canadian Association of Geographers, will take office
at the meeting in Toronto in June. Dr.
Ross Mackay of the same Department
was President in 1953-54.
Professor    Emeritus    Walter    X.
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Saoe, former Head of the Department
of History, recently addressed the
Annual Meeting of the Okanagan Historical Society at Vernon. His subject
was "Sir James Douglas. The Father
of British Columbia."
Dr. Leslie W. Shemii.t, Associate
Professor of Chemistry, has been
elected Chairman of the Canadian
Division of the National Association
of Corrosion Engineers. Dr. Schemilt
has been active in fhe Association and
its work for several years. He attended the Association's Annual
Meeting in Chicago in Maach.
Dorothy Somerset, who studied
abroad during the past year on a
Canadian Government Overseas Fellowship, has returned to Vancouver
and will direct U.B.C.'s Summer School
of the Theatre. Other members of her
Staff will include Joy Thorne (nee
Coghill). Jessie Richardson. Sydney
Risk, Irene Powlan. John Hall and
Rod  Sample.
Professor Frederick H. Soward,
Head of the Department of History and
Director of International Studies, has
been appointed one of the Faculty Advisers to the World University Service
Student Seminar in Japan. The Seminar is held biennially in one of the
Asian countries. This year the study
topic will be "University Responsibility
in the World of Today."
Mr. Wilfred Ii. Ussner, member of
the Staff of the School of Architecture,
was recently awarded one of three
Distinctive Design Awards in a competition for the design of the best,
church built in 1954 in Canada and
the United States. This church was
constructed  in   Edmonton.
School of Advanced Management
The Fourth Annual Session of the
Banff School of Advanced Management
was concluded on March 12th with
sixty-eight students in attendance.
British Columbia had the largest
number of students, being twenty-six
out of the total registration. Others
came from Alberta. Manitoba, Saskatchewan. Ontario, Quebec and the
United States. Perhaps a corollary of
this group description is the fact that
the largest industry group represents
the lumber and pulp industries, and
the second largest group were in wholesale distribution.
The average age of the students was
thirty-seven years, and they had been
with their present company for an
average period of ten years.
Forty percent of those in attendance
were University graduates. This represents a considerable increase over the
earlier years, and suggests a trend.
The next session of the School will
begin January 31st. 1956. and persons
interested in registration should make
application to the Director of the
School of Commerce, University of
British Columbia, or to the Director
of the Banff School of Advanced Management at Banff, Alberta.    E.D.MacP.
3d At the
of the
Mr. Clement Attlee, the leader of Her
Majesty's Loyal Opposition in the
House of Commons in Westminster,
was entertained to lunoh in the Faculty
Club at the University during his recent visit to Vancouver and British
Columbia. He was introduced by President MacKenzie and spoke informally
in reply. He stressed the significance of
the University in providing the trained
knowledge and leadership so necessary
for today's world. The contributions
of the Scientist are striking and vital,
but perhaps equally urgent at this
stage is the necessity to produce men
and women capable of assuming the
responsibilities which such discoveries
have thrust upon us. Man's control
over himself has not kept pace with his
control over Nature. "In Britain," he
said, "ail parties have accepted the
principle of giving extensive financial
support to the Universities through the
working of the University Grants Commission and a programme of aid to
University students and to bodies working in  the field  of Adult   Education."
The University of B.C. will possess
one of Canada's outstanding reading
and research collections on French
Canadiana, thanks to the late Dr. Gilbert X. Tucker, who secured a further
$10,000 grant from the Carnegie Foundation. The new material will include
both history and literature. Half the
grant will be used to provide two $500
graduate scholarships, one in French-
Canadian literature, and one in history,
each year for the next five years.
The following appreciative note ap
peared in the Daily Gleaner. Fredericton, N.B., recently : "A neat little newspaper, Vol. 1, No. 1, called U.B.C. RE
PORTS, has reached our hand—giving
all the latest on the University of British Columbia. Front page has picture
and message from Dr. Norman A. M.
MacKenzie, President of U.B.C. and
formerly ditto of U.N.B."
A moody, awesome play based on the
strongest of human emotions, fear and
hate, has won top honours in the Do
minion Drama Festival for the University of British Columbia Players Club
Alumni. The group was presented with
the Calvert Trophy and a $1,000 cheque
by Governor-General Vincent Massey
for its performance of "The Crucible".
Arthur Miller's play of the Salem witch
hunts of the late 17th Century. Finnish
adjudicator, Mrs. Gerda Wrede, said
she chose "The Crucible" over eight
other entries because of its nearly flaw
less performance and because it was
the most difficult to show. The play
earned a best-director award for
Dorothy Davies. Jack Mercer, who
played Giles Corey in "The Crucible",
was named best supporting actor.
U.B.C. has recently rented 1200 acres
at Oyster River, between Courtenay
and Campbell River, Vancouver Island,
as a supplement to the research facilities of University Farm at Point Grey.
Between 400 and 500 acres are now
cleared; there are 150 head of beef
cattle on the farm, three modern barns
and four houses. In addition, the University has been given a small herd of
registered shorthorns by Canada Packers. The stock at Oyster River will
form the nucleus of a long-term breeding and feeding programme. Professor
A. J. Wood is Director of Research
Farm No. 2.
A dental consultant has been ap
pointed at University of B.C. to study
establishment of a School of Dentistry
on the campus. He is Dr. John B. Mac
donald, dental research specialist from
the University of Toronto. Dr. Macdonald will study the factors involved in
establishing a School of Dentistry, in
eluding costs, teaching programme,
staff, accommodation and relationships
with the Faculty of Medicine. He began
his survey June 1.
U.S. atomic scientist, Dr. Robert J
Oppenheimer. Director of the Institute
for Advanced Study, Princeton, X.J.
was in Vancouver recently visiting hit-
old friend Professor Paul A. M. Dirac
Professor of Physics, Cambridge University, England. Dr. Dirac was in
Vancouver to give a series of lectures
but was prevented from doing so because of ill health. While in the city.
Dr. Oppenheimer attended a no-host
dinner at the University under the
auspices of the Physics Department.
University of B.C. is one of 14 Canadian universities eligible for 25 scholarships to be awarded outstanding students by General Motors of Canada
Limited. William A. Wecker, President
and General Manager of the Company,
said the awards will range up to $2000
annually, depending upon demonstrated
need of the student. The first 25 scholarships have been awarded to this Session's classes, two of them to U.B.C.
This year the School of Social Work
is celebrating its Silver Jubilee. To
mark the event an Alumni Banquet
was held May 20, in Brock Hall, at
which Dr. Katherine Kendall, Educational Consultant for the New York
Council on Social Work Education, was
guest speaker.
An Alumni Committee, responsible
for arranging the Banquet included
Mildred Wright. Chairman: Mrs.
Suzanne Campbell. Vice-Chairman;
Boris Steinian, Secretary: Mrs. Jean
Fraser, Treasurer: Vaclav Hromadka.
Programme Chairman: Miss Aileen
Mann. Miss Brigitta Balla. Social
Among the world-famous theatre personalities who are coming to the
campus to instruct in the Summer
School of the Theatre are Tyrone Guthrie, Director of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival: Iris Warren, speech
authority from the London Academy
of Music and Dramatic Art, and Henry
Sehnitzler. Vienna-born Associate Professor of Theatre Arts from the University of California. U.B.C. officials are
also negotiating with Marcel Marceau.
world-famous pantomine artist, who is
now in Paris. The Summer School of
the Theatre programme will include a
series of plays in the Frederic Wood
Theatre. July 4-1N; the annual child
ren's show. July 28-30: an outdoor production of Van Hofmanstahl's "Everyman," August 5 and fl, and Moliore's
"The Miser."  August   10 to  13.
The Fisheries Research Board, in an
effort to increase the number of fisheries scientists in Canada, has instituted
a scholarship programme similar to
that of the National Research Council.
Twelve awards have been announced,
totalling $12,300 for l!»55-5(i. For the
present, these awards are limited to
post-graduate study at Canadian uni
versifies  but   it   is  hoped  eventually   to
Mr.  Clement Attlee with President MacKenzie.
U. 8. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE offer them for training outside Canada.
Awarded were one fellowship worth
$1,400, seven studentships of $1,100
each and four bursaries of $800 each,
he 1955-56 winners include : Mary Hollands. Innisfail, Alberta. $1,100; I). G.
Irvine, Victoria, $1,100: J. I). M. New-
stead, Vancouver. $800.
Under the sponsorship of the British
Columbia Teachers' Federation the
second British Columbia Education
Conference was held on the University
campus on April 28 and 29. The basic
purpose of the conference was to bring
together representatives from business,
industry, labour, and education for a
free discussion of the effectiveness of
public school education in this province.
The conference opened on Thursday
evening with a dinner at the Faculty
Club at which the delegates, about
seventy in number, were welcomed to
the campus by Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, President of the University.
Then followed, until the closing session
on Friday. The chief aim of education,
dresses, panels, and small group discussions centred on the three topics,
"Is the Public School Effectively
Teaching How to Earn a Living'.'" "Is
the Public School Effectively Teaching
How to Use the Leisure Hours?", "Is
the Public School Effectively Teaching
How to Live with People V"
The   principal   address   to   the   con
ference was given by the Hon. R. G.
Williston, B.A.'40, Minister of Education, who spoke at the luncheon meeting
on Friday. The chief air of education,
said the Minister, is to develop character. To achieve this aim the schools
must provide the child with the tools
for thought, must make "thinking a
requirement." It is essential, too, that
the schools get the most out of each
individual child. But the child must
co-operate by giving his best efforts
towards his own education. "Let's get
rid of the free-riders," said the
Other addresses were given by Dr.
John Friesen, Director of University
Extension, and by Mr. Dorwin Baird,
well known radio personality. "Dis
cussants," who followed Dr. Friesen's
talk, were Mrs. Mamie Moloney Boggs.
B.A.'29, noted newspaper columnist,
and Miss Karen Cuff, a student from
Gladstone High  School.
Members of the panel who discussed
the effectiveness of education as a
preparation for earning a living were
Mrs. Henry F. Angus, B.A.'23. Mr.
R. S. Carey, Mr. L. Cox. and Mr. D. A.
Wade, representing education, business,
labour, and youth. The moderator
was Mr.  V.  L.  Dryer,  B.A.'33.
Many of the delegates were alumni
of the University: a number of faculty
were official delegates, representing the
Mr. W. A. Wilander, B.A.'SO. Principal   of  Sexsmith   Elementary   School
and   a   University   alumnus,   was   the
general   Chairman   of  the  Conference.
The Student Chapter of the American
Institute of Chemical Engineers at the
University of British Columbia was
host. March 24-20. for the Northwest
Annual Regional Conference involving
student chapters from six other American Universities and Colleges as well
as from U.B.C. The Conference in
eluded field trips, technical sessions
and special social events. Planning and
arrangements for the Conference were
in charge of the U.B.C. Chapter under
Mr. Doug. Williamson. President, who
was also Conference Chairman.
Some of the Head Table guests at the
A.I.Ch.E. (Student Chapters) Northwest
Regional Banquet in Brock Hall. Left to
Right: Mr. Harold Toombs, B.A.Sc.'44, Monsanto (Canada) Ltd.; Mr. J. V. Quinn, C.I.L., Edmonton, Alberta, guest speaker; Dr. L. W.
Shemilt, B.A.Sc. (Tor.), M.Sc. (Man.), Ph.D.
(Tor.), M.A.I.Ch.E., Department of Chemical
Engineering, U.B.C; Mr. Doug Williamson,
B.A.Sc.'55, Student President U.B.C; Dean
H. C. Gunning, B.A.Sc.'23, S.M., Ph.D. (M.I.T.),
F.G.S.A.,   Faculty   of   Applied   Science,   U.B.C.
The IT.B.C. Development Fund had readied a total
of $45,780.71 by May 31st. It seems fairly certain that
the record of $50,000 in 1954 will be exceeded before the
end of the summer.
However, it is important to note that the success of
the Fund thus far has been due largely to the excellent
response which the U.B.C.-V.R.C. Rowing Committee have
received from their Henley Appeal from industry, special
names, Alumni, friends and government. To date, the
Rowing Fund stands at $22,500.00 which is 49% of the
total  in  the  Development  Fund.
Many annual contributions, chiefly for scholarships, have
yet to lie received from companies and friends of the
University. And, also to be heard from, are several
hundred Alumni who have donated more or less regularly
since the inception of the Fund.
The important figure, as far as Alumni are concerned,
is that which shows the percentage participation. It cannot
be emphasized too much that the amount contributed by
Alumni is not as important as the number of Alumni who
show, by an annual token of interest, that they support
the cause of Higher Education.
To May 31st the number of Alumni participating in the
annual giving programme for 1955 is 1,015 for a total of
$13,416.15. Non-alumni contributors numbered 029 for a
total of $32,364.50.
Although the Fund Year will not end until December 31,
1955, the Directors have urged that all members of the
Association, and particularly regular donors, send in their
contribution as soon as possible. The example set by
Alumni is the example followed by others.
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE 32 U.B.C-V.R.C.Crew to Henley
Courtesy Vancouver Sun
Thanks  to  the  generosity  of  Alumni  and  the
B.C.  community,  they   made   it   and   are  now
at   Henley    in   final   training    for   the   Grand
For the past two months the U.B.C.-
V.R.C. Henley Rowing Fund Campaign
has been under way. with an objective
of $25,000 for the purpose of sending
the victorious British Empire Games
Crew to the Royal Henley Regatta at
the end of June. The fund has now
passed the $20,000 mark, and there is
every possibility that the goal will be
reached. The Victor Spencer shell has
already been crated and is on its way.
The party of 14 will leave by Trans-
Canada Airlines on June 8th, and will
arrive at Henley on June 10. The following individuals have been named
to the party :—Mr. Frank Read, Coach :
Mr. Nelles Stacey, Business Manager;
Glen Smith, Stroke; Mike Harris, No.
7; Tom Toynbee, No. 6; Doug McDonald, No. 5: Laurie West. No. 4;
Herman Zloklokovits, No. 3: Ken
Drummond, No. 2 ; Bob Wilson, Bow:
Carl Ogawa, Cox : I'hil Kueber and
Bill Hughes, spares: Don Laishley.
Crew Manager.
On May 27 and 28 the U.B.C. Crew
attempted to better its competitive
record against the top Intercollegiate
eight-oared crews in the United" States,
meeting at the Newport Regatta, Long
They were eliminated in trials by
Stanford and Washington ; won the
Consolation against U.C.L.A.. Southern
California and Oregon State.
Junior Crew won against U.C.L.A..
Stanford, Oregon, University of Southern California and University of California.
By  R. J.  PHILLIPS, Athletic  Director
Through the splendid efforts of the
B.C. Rugby Union, and its President.
Mr. Bob Spray, in particular, a touring
Rugby side composed of Oxford and
Cambridge University players visited
British Columbia during the period
March 16 to April 3. The 'Birds showed
the effects of the tough California
series, which they had just completed,
by losing the first game 29-6. On the
24th March, it was a different story.
Showing the same fire displayed on
many occasions this year, our McKechnie Cup champions held the starry
visitors to a  16-8 score.
Bob  Spray,  Bus  Phillips and Albert  Laithwaite
with    Peter   Kininmonth,   Playing-Manager   of
the  Oxford-Cambridge   team.
Ian   Beer   and   Doug   MacMillan,  the  Captains
of   Oxford-Cambridge   and   U.B.C.
Peter Kininmonth, Manager of the
combined team, expressed the sentiments of the players and himself, in a
letter to Dr. MacKenzie:
"Now that we have left British Columbia,
I would like to thank you and the member;
of the University of British Columbia for the
hospitality shown to us during our visit tc
"From the day when we first arrived and
were shown our accommodation in Acadia
Camp, we were looked after so well that we
soon knew we were among friends. Everyone
connected with the University, from the
Physical Education Department to the Women's
Council of Acadia Camp, went out of their
way   to   ensure  that   we   were   comfortable.
"Our two games against the 'Birds were
played with a fine spirit of sportsmanship
shown by both sides. Although we won them
both I think both sides learnt a lot, and if
the 'Birds continue to play in the way they
did against us, I can't see Rugby Football
dying  out  or  even   losing  ground   in  U.B.C.
"Thank you, sir, for all that you did to
make our visit such a success."
The mortality rate for Football
Coaches at U.B.C. has always been
fairly high, but in our coaching team
of Don Coryell and Dick Mitchell we
felt that we had a combination likely
to  continue  for many  years  to  come.
Don came to U.B.C. fresh from his
first coaching assignment in a Honolulu
Higli School, where he was very successful. At U.Ii.C. his enthusiasm and
love for football was contagious. He
quickly moulded a football machine
which steadily improved, and climaxed
his second season by holding the mighty
Toronto Varsity. Kastern Inter-Collegiate Champions, to a 5-3 score last
November. Then, out of the blue,
stalwart Dick Mitchell announced his
intention to enter business. Dick was
Assistant Coach at Toronto, following
his graduation from U.B.C. in 11149. He
returned to his Alma .Mater to join the
Physical tOdueation Staff as Teacher.
Line Coach. Hockey Coach, and Intra
Mural Director. His sudden change
of occupation surprised everyone. We
shall miss him very  much.
Head Coach. Don Coryell, lured to
Wenatchee Junior College by an attractive offer, quickly followed suit.
His reason was that lie felt he could
not win games under U.B.C.'s present
athletic policy. As a career Coach he
could not risk another losing season.
and at Wenatchee lie had a chance to
recruit players and develop a winning
Both Don Coryell and Dick Mitchell
were admired and respected by
Students and Family alike. It was
a real blow to lose them, and we shall
find them difficult to replace.
However, a number of applications
are being received, and it is expected
than an announcement will be made
shortly. We are committed to our
Evergreen Conference schedule for this
fall, and we feel sure the Alumni will
give our programme its whole-hearted
At this writing there is every indication that the series will be con
tinned, this time on the West Coast.
McGill University lias already accepted
the invitation to compete here on
September 24, and the necessary funds
to promote this year's benefit game
appear   to   be   forthcoming.
Chubba—Nobmandin. Joseph Thomas Chubra, B.A.'SO, to Jeanette Marie
Fraser-Stewart. D. Scott Fraser,
B.A.'52, to Patricia Stewart.
Jones-Fisher. Kenneth Earl Jones,
to Shirley Aileen Fisher, B.A.'53.
Legg-Bone. Edward Godfrey Legg.
to Margaret Mary  Bone,  B.H.F.'48.
Levey-Wooi.fe. Gerald Sanford Levey, LL.B.'54, to Diane Lois Woolfe.
MacDonald - Kechik. John Angus
MacDonald, B.A.'48, LL.B.'51, to Sasha
A. Kechik, B.H.E.'49.
McIntosii - Cross. George Buchan
Mcintosh, B.A.(McGill), LL.B.'48, to
Nicolette Elizabeth Cross, in Aston Up-
thorpe,   England.
McLoughlin-Pugh. Peter F. M. Mc-
Loughlin. B.A.'51, to Shirley Eleanor
Richards-Gunn. Lieut.-Cmdr. William Richard Rchards, U.S.N., to Shirley A. Marie Gunn, B.A.'48, M.D., (Toronto)'53, in Honolulu.
RiNDAL-de Pfyfper. Joel Asmund
Rindai, to Eleanor Helen de Pfyffer,
Smyth - Ritchie. James Douglas
Smyth, B.A.'46. to Nancy Campbell
Tait-Wiltse. Donald Avery Tait, to
Patricia  Ann Wiltse. B.A.'53.
Tashie-Barclay. Peter Tassie, B.A.
'4!». B.A.Sc'50. to Elizabeth Marian
Taylor-Trafford. Gregory Taylor,
LL.B.'55, to Jacqueline Ola Trafford,
Thobnk-C oo h i ll. John Gordon
Thorne, to Joy Dorothy Coghill, B.A.
Thurston-Hatfield. Robert Ilolling
Thurston, B.Com.'51, to Barbara Hewitt Hatfield.
van der Hoop-Minn. John Peter van
der Hoop, B.A.'50, LL.B.'51, to Barbara
Louise Munn, in West Summerland.
Walsii-McLknnan. Charles William
Walsh, B.A.'55, to Lila Ruth McLennan, B.A.'55, in Oliver.
Warner-.Taboue. John l'elham Warner, to Janet Adele Jabour, B.A.'53.
Watson - Proven. Edwin Francis
Watson. B.A.(Manitoba). B.S.W/49. to
Nettie Isobe! Proven, B.A.'43, B.S.W.
Watson-W a i. l a c e. Arthur John
Watson, B.A.Sc'53, to Geraldine Moore
Wertman-Shuster. Michael Wert-
uian. B.A.Sc.'55. to Ethel  Sinister.
Wilkinson Kino. Cameron Wilkinson, B.Com.'48, to Teresa Ann King, in
To Dr. and Mrs. Walter M. Bakss.
B.A.'37. M.A.'39, Ph.D. (Purdue)'42.
(nee Margaret Rae. B.A.'38), a son,
Jonathan Walter, Deep River, Ontario.
To Mr. and Mrs. Morris J. Belkin,
B.A.'44, (Helen M. Harmer, nee Hann,
B.A.'40), a daughter, Wendy Diane,
April 27, 1955.
To Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Camp
bell, (nee Phyllis Denton Bishop.
B.Com.'44), a daughter, April 28, 1955.
To Mr. and Mrs. John K. Cavers,
B.A.Sc.'51, (nee Vivian Martini, a
daughter, Susan Grace, November 30.
To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dinuas.
(nee Shirley Finch, B.A.'51i. a son,
James, Urwin, May 25, 1954.
To Professor and Mrs. Colin Gourlay, B.Com.'47, (nee Margaret Ross,
B.Com.'48), a son, Andrew William,
February 8.
To Mr. and Mrs. Dave Havard,
B.S.A.'50, twins, Eric David and
Dorothy Anne, October 7. 1954.
To Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hill,
(nee Geraldine Mitchell. B.A.'52), a
daughter, Laurie Jean, July 27, 1954.
To Mr. and Mrs. Brian Jackson,
B.A.Sc.'50, (nee Jacqueline Davies.
B.A.'Sl), a son, Brian Paul, May 13,
To Mr. and Mrs. Etienne Jaegek,
(nee Joanne Bowell, B.A.'49), a
daughter, Nancy, Geneva. Switzerland.
To Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Mii.ligan,
B.A.Sc.'48. (nee Ailsa Croil), a
daughter, Ailsa Anne, May 30. 1954.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ben McConnell.
LL.B.'50, (nee Rosemary Lee), a
daughter, Rosemary Lee, December 20,
To Mr. and Mrs. J. P. R. Nichols
(nee Nena (Nan) Harwe, B.S.A.'50).
a daughter. Brenda Joan. December 25.
To Professor and Mrs. Stanley
Oberg, B.Com.'49, M.B.A. (Wash.),
(nee Ruth Pollock), a son. Stanley
Grant, November 17, 1954.
To Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rennie,
B.Arch.'54, (nee Jerry Campion), a
daughter, Christine, Calgary.
To Mr. and Mrs. Geroge Shumlin
(nee Kitty Prins, B.A.'52t. on March
2,  a daughter.
To Mr. and Mrs. Stein, ( nee Thelma
Barer, B.H.E.'52), a daughter, Debra
Ruth, January 2.
To Mr. and Mrs. Al Westcott. ( nee
Colleen Moore, Arts'48). a daughter.
Candace Aleda Mary, February 15,
1955, in Seattle.
Frederick William Anderson, Convocation Founder, of Boundary Bay,
died on April 28, at the age of 72. He is
survived by his wife, his son, Patrick,
his daughter, Mrs. G. 1). McLean, a
brother, four sisters and two grandchildren.
Dr. F. J. Buller, B.A., M.D. (Toronto), F.R.C.P.. Convocation Founder,
died April 23, 1955. Dr. Buller had
been a general practitioner in the Vancouver area 47 years. He was a life
member of the staff of the Vancouver
General Hospital and was on the staff
of St. Paul's Hospital. Two years ago
he was named a Prince of Good Fellows, Vancouver Medical Association,
of which he was President in 1932. Dr.
Buller is survived by his wife, 1149
West 39th, two sons, Arthur Edmund,
B.A.'33, of New York and Frederick
Howard of Toronto, one daughter, Mrs.
Stephen Rendell of Vancouver, seven
grandchildren and three sisters. He
was 78.
G. Lyall Fraser, M.M.. Vancouver
financier died April 25. 1955. He was
a student in Applied Science at McGill,
British Columbia, 1913-15. Mr. Fraser
enlisted in March 15)15 and went overseas to join the P.P.C.L.I. Architect
of B.C.'s successful Victory Bond
drives, Major Fraser was President of
the Western City Company at the time
of his death. He was a Director of
Mutual Funds Management Corporation. Ltd., and numerous other companies. Since 1940 he had been a military
aide-de-camp to the Lieutenant. Governor of B.C. Active in community affairs,
he was Past President of the Vancouver Board of Trade, Past President of
British Columbia Bond Dealers' Association Chairman, Pacific District Investment Dealers' Association of Canada, trustee of the B.C. Corps of Commissionaires, and a member of the Boy
Scouts' Provincial Council. He is survived by his wife, Hereld, at 1386
Nicola, his sister, Mrs. E. A. S. Chowne
of Toronto and two brothers, J. Alan
and   Clarence   R.,   both   of Vancouver.
Dr. John Grace, B.A.'26, Ph.D.
(Cantab.), died on March 7, 3955. Dr.
Grace served in the Canadian Army
during World War Two with the rank
of Colonel and was Director of Education for the Canadian Army in England. He was a Fellow of Gonville and
(Jains College, Cambridge, where he
instructed in French. He was permanent President of the Class of 1926 (see
page 23, Chronicle, Winter, 1954.) His
death took place while he and Mrs.
Grace were visiting his Mother in
White Rook, where he was spending
the year on leave from his work in
Cambridge. He is survived by his
widow, Margaret, his son Ronald, and
his Mother.
Dr. Gilbert Norman Tucker, B.A..
M.A., (Western Ontario). Ph.D. (Can-
fab.), Professor of Canadian History,
died May 23. He was 50. Formerly
with the Universities of Minnesota.
Western Ontario and Vale, he joined
the U.B.C. History Department July.
1948. Professor Tucker served in
France with the 18th Bn.. C.E.F., during World War I, and was Official Historian. Department of Canadian Naval
Service, 1941-49. He was a member of
the American Historical Association
and the Canadian Historical Association. He is survived by his wife.
Frances, B.A.'50, at 3772 West 14th
Arthur John Watson, B.A.Sc'53.
was killed on April 18 in an automobile
accident on the Trans-Canada Highway
near Kenora. Ontario. Mr. Watson, a
radar expert, had been associated with
Canadian Aviation Electronics since
his graduation. He is survived by his
wife, (nee Geraldine Wallace), and
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Watson
of 3955 Cambridge St., Vancouver. He
was 23.
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285th Birthday for Hudson's Bay
Company,—but no fanfare, please!
We like a celebration as well as the
next fellow, but feel that this is a
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We are fully aware that we've
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