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Dear Sir:
I have been reading your magazine and I sc
you publish letters.   I do hope you can help me in
requiring a pen-pal. I am nineteen years of age and
at present I am serving in the R.A.F., my interests
are music, books, swimming and dancing.
I do hope you can assist me in this matter.
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Page 4
5 "Burnside"
100 Wallis Street,
Woollashes,  N.S.W.,
May 27th, 1950.
Dear U.B.C. Graduate Chroniclers:
The arrival of old copies of the "Chronicle" from
Katie (Thiesson) Poole has brought U.B.C. and its
memories for me very close. It was always dear to
me but long absence has made it seem remote.
Since my departure from Vancouver eleven
years ago I have lived in Korea and Australia
which I now call home. Contacts with Oriental
students at U.B.C. aroused in me a keen interest!
and desire to visit their homelands and I've satis
fied it to the extent of visiting Japan, Korea, China
and the Philippines.
Now I am back in Australia, after a six months)
trip through India. You can have no conception
of the delight it is to meet old friends when one isj
so far away from likely contact. But in India I had
the pleasure of visiting Art and Una (Knipe) Dob
son at Dhar, C.I. They have three lovely children
Imagine our surprise to hear from mildred (Oster-
hout) Fahrney while I was there. I tried to contact
her as I progressed through India but was never
Since I have been residing in Sydney it has been
my pleasure to entertain other U.B.C. grads, Katie
Poole (nee Thiessen), the Doug Campbell's, both of
Kimberley and Mildred Twiss. I should dearly like
to meet more of the "family" and no doubt shall as
U.B.C. grads get around a lot.
The article by Dr. Wm. Gibson in December's
issue was most amusing when read from the point of
view of one having similar experiences. The touch
of Australian slang and the remarks he made
were so true. Some of my friends here feel his
words .should have much wider publication, having
particular reference to Australians, people here
should know them.
Greetings specially to the grads of my genera
tion and best wishes to building up U.B.C.
Gwen Halliday,
(nee Hutton, AMB, '32i|
JKditor of the U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle,
Dear Sir:
When you "spoke editorially" in the March issue
[\<ni removed the President from among those teach-
Ii1114 History, English and Philosophy, and implied
(that in doing so, you left the Faculty of Arts an arid
I do not quarrel with vour high opinion of the
President. Any faculty, whether it be Pharmacy or
Iome Economics, would be the finer for including
nim. But, you only removed a mirage from the
jdesert of "Arts" (the President teaches Law), while
ivoit overlooked several oases from which students
and alumni have drunk deepy and been refreshed
land sustained.
It is easier to acclaim the scientist who names
{another child in the chemical family tree, than to
assess the greatness of men like Paul Boving and
Garnet Sedgewick. What they gave was in a song
or a sonnet, in what they laughed at or loved, in
what they believed in and fought for, and in thought
Ithat was not tempered to the shorn lamb of material
iconsiderations. These are things that cannot be
Istated and acclaimed. The laurels that such men
fwear are living. They have their roots in mankind.
The vision of our children for generations will be
[clearer because of the light that these men have shed
Ion our path. But when a great man emerges, no
lone will say, "Why, of course! His great-grand-
[mother studied under so-and-so".
Must we wait for our great-grandchildren? If
we point the finger of fame at our scientific discoverers of today, cannot we point it also at our radio
[playwright, Lister Sinclair; our poet, Earle Birney;
four historian, Sylvia Thrupp? Must we wait for the
pants of the centuries, Einstein, Shakespeare, Leo-
fnardo da Vinci, before we make a bow?
I wonder if your editorial was inspired by George
.edingham's plea at the annual dinner:   "We have
Balked all evening on the appurtenances of education,
pet us not lose sight of education itself, which may
|be found in a one-room school."   His outcry was
like a fresh breeze in an  atmosphere of concrete
laced with dollars, but if you meant to support it,
aou took a wrong turn and ran the bandwagon right
|over the flower which George stooped to cherish.
Perhaps, however, your disparagement of the
[Arts Faculty was bait to lure a protest from the
1'reat school of Alumni in the depths of sleep.  If so,
mgratulations, Sir, I bite!
Now that I have had my quarrel with you. Mr.
l'.ditor, may I state in numerical terms the real thesis
>f your argument, with which I so heartily agree?
*et the salaries paid in the Faculty of Arts be such
that they attract the finest minds to he University of
British Columbia, and keep those that we alreadj'
have there. Money alone is not enough for such men,
put we have other ingredients.
Sincerely yours,
Bice Caple.
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Published by the Alumni Association of
The University of \British Columbia
Editor-. Ormonde J. Hall, B.Comm., LL.B.
Associate Editor:
Mary Fallis, M.A.
Alumni Association Executive:
foHN^M. Buchanan, B.A. '17
James A. Macdonald5 B.A. '38
\ -- ••tary-Mortager Frank Turner, B. Comm., B.A. '39
f ."surer. Harry Berry, B. Comm., B.A. '37
""rr.vid Vice-President- -Honoree Young, B.A. '43,
B.Ed, '48
i liri-rman Publications Board, Ormonde J. Hall, B. Comm.
'42, LLb. '48
3a,- President Winston Shilvock, B.A. '31, B. Comm. '32
'!"■»:, J Vice-President Dr. Blythe. Eagles, B.A. '22
I embers at Large: William H. Q. Cameron, B.A., '33,
)orwin Baird, Arts, !38, Mrs. Maurice Sleightholme, B.A.,
10, Thomas W. Meredith, B. Comm., '46, Mrs. Tommy
lerto, B.A., '31, David Brousson B.A.Sc, '49, E. T. Kirk-
atrick, B.A.Sc, '47; Roderick Lindsay, B.A.Sc, '48; Elliott
chmidt, B.A.Sc, '36; F. D. Moyls, B.A., '46; Mary Mc-
)ougall, B.A. '33; Col. Gordon Letson, B.A., '24, B.A.Sc,
16; Barbara Macpherson, B.A. '45; Jack Underhill B.A., '24;
)oug. Sutcliff; Junior Member AMS Peter De Vooght,
MS Pres. John Haar, Senate Reps. Dr. Harry V. Warren,
)r. Earl Foerster and Darrell T. Braidwood, B.A., '40.
Editorial Office:
Room 208, Yorkshire Building, Vancouver, B. C.
Business Office:
Alumni Association, Brock Building, U.B.C.
'olume 4, Number 2
JUNE, 1950
F. G. C. WOOD RETIRES - - - . ■
[}       SPEAKING EDITORIALLY       -      -      -
K      WOMEN •    ■	
M       FRANKLY SPEAKING      ....
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The sauve gentleman on the cover is none other
lhan U.B.C's best known thespian RilLBucLingiiam
whose career, has been a history of Vancouver's
stage, theatre and radio, during the past 20 years
• . . Dave Brock sketches this personality on pages
8 and 9 ... .
ver, British Columbia and authorized m second class mail
Post Office Department, Ottawa
Seems the editorial on the declining influence of
the Arts at U.B.C. in the last issue aroused considerable interest in the minds of some of our more
intellectual graduates and the letter response was
better than usual . . . one of the most interesting
ones appears on page 5 ... a skillfully worded note
from Bice Caple we recommend you peruse.
Bill Buckingham gets long overdue notice in
.this edition and Dave Brock sketches a brochure on
the lawyer-thespian who has done so much for the
drama in Vancouver . . . graduates will watch Bill's
success with the Theatre Under The Stars group
this summer . . . Professor F. G. C. Wood has decided to retire from staff at U.B.C. and another
"original" leaves the .fold . . . doubtless, many talented newcomers will join the U.B.C. staff down
through the years but we have always felt that the
few originals had the sort of interest in the institution that gave it much of its character . . . Freddy
Wood gnashing his teeth over a critique of a new
Orson Welles or Tyrone Power movie will live long
in the memory of the undergrads who found his
diversions from the "English Novel" a welcome
Editorially, the Chronicle again plumps for a
teaching hospital on the campus . . . the issue of
the medical school has been smouldering for just
over a year since we last touched it but with the
School opening in restricted form this coming fall,
important decisions will have to be made soon.
In this vast organism there is a place somewnere for
every student. More and more as techniques and new
processes are  developed,  industry  demands the trained
Logging ®nd! Lumbering, Mining,. Agriculture, Fishing, all
need their technicians ... ail call for minds capable* of
close research and intelligent analysis, of careful marshalling ©f facts upon which industry moves forward.
For the student, trained, alert, and adaptable, there is a
place in the industrial world ©f British Columbia.
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ML 1950
Page 7 STARS
Akirt   I   AWA/CD
r\l**LS   L.r\YY   1 L.l\
"Sapiens dominabitur astris." I make no apology
for quoting Latin to the graduates of a university
(unless, of course, the printer misquotes me), since
a university is a place where they teach you everything, and hence its name. But for the benefit of
the unlettered peeping Toms into whose hands this
journal sometimes falls, and also for the benefit of
a sex called weaker only because it is weaker in the
classics, I might say that those three words at the
head of this article are alleged to mean "A wise,
man will overrule the stars." I say alleged, because
U.B.C. forgot to give me any Eatin, and 1 must
take these things on trust.
_ In any event, Bill Buckingham (Arts s27) is certainly a wise man in show business by now (and
always was, as those of us who knew him long ag-o
Pag® 8
can witness), and he certainly dominates a good
many stars in his new job. The Civic*Theatre Society of Vancouver has appointed him production
manager of The Theatre Under the Stars, which
produces each summer in Stanley Park those musical
comedies now famous for their smoothly profes
sional excellence. Incidentally, Bill takes over from
Gordon Hilker, another U.B.C. and Players' Club
product, to whom Vancouver owes a considerable
deft for the present high level of performance. Bill
himself speaks admiringly of Gordon Hilker's "brilliant guidance".
Producing these shows involves the complete
supervision of all production organization and details. Since the season offers, during eight short
weeks,  six  large-scale  musical  productions  on  a
1    THE U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE! "quality" standard, and since it is now pretty big
business financially, you can picture to yourself
Bill's duties. He must choose the shows, engage the
artists, organize the scenic department, costuming
department, orchestra, and dancing, along with all
the requisites backstage of lighting, stage crew,
props, and so on. Smoothness and economy are both
needed; that is to say, you require something like
a miracle, because most kinds of smoothness are
purchased. The production manager must select
department heads who know their job and are able
'sto work with the other departments. This, of course,
is the task of every Big Boss everywhere, but the
job of a production manager is a little more exacting-. It would be a nightmare to most of us, even
when we love the theatre and pride ourselves on
our knowledge and skill, but Bill combines enthusiasm with experience and what the journalists call
know-how, three things that seldom go together. A
famous German chief of staff once said that he divided his officers into the stupid, the clever, the
industrious, and the lazy, and every officer had
two of these qualities. There was always some job
for the stupid-and-lazy to be useful in. The clever-
and-lazy were good in the highest leadership posts,
having the imagination and nerves required. The
clever-and-industrious got the staff jobs. But the
stupid-and-industrious were a menace, and had to
be kicked out at once, before they did untold damage
through enthusiasm Enthusiasm is never enough,
let your pep-and-zip teachers tell you what they
will. On balance, it is a deplorable thing. But coupled with Bill's experience and knowledge it is going
to be just what the TUTS is looking for; it can tut
us no tuts on that.
Bill was born in Manitoba in 1906, and soon came
to B. C. with his father who practised law here for
many years. Bill himself was called to the bar in
1930 and practised until last year, when pressure of
radio and theatrical work made him go on the
wagon, if that is what lawyers say about turning
their backs on the bar. The theatre was in his blood
by the time he graduated from U.B.C. in 1927. The
Players Club has infected many of us with chronic
cases of greasy skin (if I may so express myself),
and some of this clinical material is now well-known
here and abroad . . . wherever, indeed, the greasepaint habit is still tolerated. But few got so badly
and permanently infected as Bill, or to such, good
purpose. For more than twenty years we have seen
him directing and/or appearing in Little Theatre
plays, Alumni plays, winning entries in the' Dominion Drama Festival, radio plays, TUTS musical
comedies, and all the rest. In his early days he was
only too glad to appear in CNVR's old "Imperial
Oil Dramas" at five dollars a broadcast ._. . which
was a princely sum at that, compared with the zero
dollars offered by competing shows. In those same
days he took on a job at a commercial station where
he did writing, announcing, acting, and office-boy
stuff; he announced three or four programmes a
night for four nights a week, wrote script, acted in
melodramas (sometimes doing several parts which
chatted with each other in assumed voices), and
for all this he got $35.00 a month . . . plus some of
the experience from which Vancouver will now
benefit.   Bill has played in the radio serial, "The
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Carsons" over 2000' times now, and still gets a kick
out of it.
It would not be right to mention Bill without
mentioning his wife, Doris, who loves and adorns
the stage as well as Bill does. Indeed, it was Doris
who first got him interested in the Theatre Under
the You Know^ Whats. If you will permit another
quotation, this time in English, we might say that
"two stars keep not their motion in one sphere" is
rubbish so far as Doris and Bill are concerned, for
that is just what two stars are busily doing.
Bill (and Gordon Hilker before him) has often
been asked why the casting of TUTS leading parts
inevitably calls for professionals from the States.
This, Bill tells me, is not because of a Canadian lack
of talent, but because there is a lack of seasoned
talent necessary for a completely smooth performance. In radio there is now scope for the full-time
professional work which will season young perorm-
ers, but on the Canadian stage there is no such
chance, as yet. If the TUTS can grow yearly in
scope, in spite of its seasonal limits, it may help
to establish a living theatre in Canada, with all that
this implies in the way of a real chance for Canadian
artists. And, says Bill, he would be happy and proud
to have a part in such a development. Well, if anybody can do it, Bill's the one to attempt it. It seems
to me that in our school readers, the ones we flung
away before reaching U.B.C.,.there was a ditty about
"That's the way for Billy and me". It is unlikely
that this will ever be set to music and sung by the
entire company as a finale some night under the
cedars of Stanley Park. Lyrically and dramatically
the thing is possibly defective. But it would make
a sensible comment on a Buckingham production,
for all that and all that. His shows really are the
way for Billy and us. As you will see this summer
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A financial agreement with the Board of Governors of our University has just recently been concluded whereby our Association this year will receive payment for services rendered to the University onva per capita fee basis.
This arrangement replaces the "grant" method
of assistance received in former years. The continuance of such recognition on the basis of service
rendered should enhance our prestige and make for
a permanent healthy and a more independent
alumni organization operating more effectively to
the benefit of our University generally in many possible spheres of influence.
The revenue from the new arrangement, together with the funds received from smaller sundry
sources, will enable got Fund Trustees to turn over
all-monies received to the University for the objectives named. There will be no deduction as formerly from contributions made through the Development Fund to defray expenses.
This year's Fund objectives as set out in our
several mailing pieces are: 1. Unrestricted Gifts to
the University; 2. The Sedgewick Memorial;
3. Women's Residence Furnishings; 4. Alumni
Scholarships for Students. In addition, any contribution may be designated for a specific purpose.
An annual contribution to our Alumni-U.B.C.
Development Fund (income tax exempt) gives you
a share in a voluntary programme of practical goodwill to our Alma Mater and at the same time provides you with an annual membership in an Association of ever widening influence whose activities you
are enabled to follow regularly through the "Chronicle" which you would receive quarterly.
Your previous executives laid the foundation
for the recently concluded arrangement with the
Board of Governors. Whether our future executives can continue such an arrangement might well
depend on the support you give this year—this st
port not necessarily measured by the total amount
received but by the numbers participating therein
who thus indicate their continued interest in  our
It is the hope of those who have studied the
experiences of other Universities who adopted this
system of membership and fund-raising that eventually it will become a tradition instilled in the mind
of the student before leaving the campus. This in
due course will lessen the number of appeals seemingly necessary in the early history of any worthwhile movement and will keep faith with those life
members who originated the plan.
Meantime, this is a direct appeal to play a more
active part in your Association's many activities,
including the Development Fund. Your Fund
Chairman Joe Brown-—his directors and class managers deservedly expect your support.
This year to date, 1500 Alumni have contributed
a total of $12,500.
Our 1950 minimum objective, to be reached by
August 31st is $16,000 — Surely a modest goal for
the number of potential active members.
This is a personal challenge in several ways—a
challenge to assist your executive whom you elected
directly or by default—a challenge to memories of
your student days—a challenge to share in the
future of your University ■— a great Institution
yearly growing greater.
Tuum Est,
"The response to date in this, the second year
of operation of our Alumni-U.B.C. Development
Fund is gratifying indeed," declared Joseph F.
Brown, jr., Chairman of the Fund's Board of Directors, "and it indicates clearly that our alumni wish
to regularly and materially assist U.B.C, regardless
of whether they're in the class of 1916 or 1949."
The Chairman emphasized the fact that the
Fund is receiving fine proportionate support from
every class again this year, and the 1480 alumni who
have donated to date, already represents an increase
in participation over last year. In addition, the
■amount on hand at the moment—$12,500.00—is $300
more than last year's final total.
"It's also interesting to note the support which
Friends of U.B.C. are giving-," continued the onetime member of the Student (Trek) Campaign
Committee, "as for example, the Vancouver University ^Women's__Club which donated $500.00 to.
furnish one double bedroom in frXe~W omen's Residence and has raised other funds for the same purpose. The B. C. Provincial Chapter of the P.E.O.
Sisterhood contributed a similar amount to furnish
another room for the Residence which is now under
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Leading class managers—-on the basis of participation by those on their class lists, (not amounts of
individual gifts) are W. V. Smitheringale (1924),
Mrs. A. Carr Lumsden (1925), Dr. Fred Grauer
(1930), William H. Q. Cameron (1933), and Dick
Bibbs (1945 and a Director). At the present time,
the class of 1923 is ahead in percentage of the class
contributing, while 1948 is leading in the total
amount subscribed.
According to Executive Secretary Frank Turner, individual donations have varied from $1.00
to $300.00. The most common gift is $5.00, the next
most common being $10.00 followed by $3.00. The
average individual 'donations is $7.00. He also
stated that a considerable number of gifts have been
sent in by Life Members, who enjoy full Association privileges regardless of personal participation
in this voluntary giving plan. The programme was
originally initiated by a group of Life Members
just ten years ago.
Every former student who makes a minimum
contribution to the Fund qualifies as an active Association member for the current year and receives
every issue of the U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle.
Active solicitation by the Directors and 300-odd
volunteer class managers will end on June 30th, but
results will be counted in the 1950 totals until the
end of the Fund fiscal year on August 31st.
(By PEEP")
• e
When Professor F.
G. C. Wood, of the
Engfefi "Department,
retired this spring,
U.B.C. lost its final
member of the original faculty. It was
therefore a doubly
sad occasion. In fact,
it was sad in three
ways, for besides
standing as the last
link with the founders, Freddie had two
distinct publics:
those who were fond
and proud of the
English novel, and
those who were interested in the theatre. Some of us, of
course, belonged to
both groups. Not
only did this Father
Superior accept our.
vows as Austen
Friars of the Order
of St. Jane, but he
turned us into better
actors than you
could find in Mansfield Park.
There are today a
good many professional actors and actresses who owe their
first knowledge of
the theatre to Freddie, and who have
found many of their
later directors and
producers less skilled
and less reliable than """"*"~"""^^
this amateur.   Once
in a while, of course, the arty and "experimental"
souls objected mildly to his selecting a spring play
as trivial as "Polly With a Past (1928)," though
they had to admit' he put it across with a masterly
.touch. And once in a while the lovers of spectacles
[and smash-hits objected to his choosing a thug as
delicate as Sierra's "Romantic Young Lady" (1927).
But he knew far more about the theatre than all the
arty boys and girls, and he knew more than the
how-bizz people, too; he fell into neither of their
| heresies.
I      In choosing a play he had to find something
I suitable for young players; it had to be cheap in
;ff costumes, scenery, and royalties; it had to be finan-
§ daily successful, especially on tour throughout the
smaller towns of B.C.; it had to avoid shocking our
parents and the Board of Governors and the inhibited taxpayers who happen to own the university.
And so on. But year after year Freddie turned out
plays that were well worth anyone's money, money
MUNE. 1950
that went to the general student body and not back
into the club! They were of a professional standard
in nearly every respect, and any failure to reach this
standard was simply due to the inability of a young
man of eighteen to get the most out of his voice,
which was no fault of Freddie's. In order to avoid
what might seem praise too gushing, I have been
trying to think of some fault in Freddie's use of the
material which we vouchsafed him, but in spite of
an excellent memory and a not uncritical spirit, I
cannot recall a single one offhand.
Some of us, no doubt biased in our old age, and
fallen into melancholy, are pretty sure that no such
productions will be seen at U.B.C. again. Twenty
years ago, at any rate, we were slightly contemptuous of Little Theatres and other amateur groups,
and for several good reasons, mostly dealing with
the loss of illusion in the amateur show, and the
lack of smoothness.
Quite as impressive as his artistic instinct was
his common sense in matter of detail, and his energy
in attending to those details, whether in arranging
and conducting a complicated tour or in selecting
(and remembering) the most trifling stage properties. Most theatrical companies have a regular little
army backstage to look after details, but Freddie
could do it all himself, and sometimes had to. One
can imagine a playbill: Producer, F. Wood; Director, F. Wood; Stage Manager, F. Wood; Lighting, F. Wood; Costumes, F. Wood; Properties,
F. Wood; Scenery designed by F. Wood, and so on.
On occasion it could have been Part Author, F.
Wood, too, for quite illegally he would alter a line
here and there, to make the dialogue smoother, the
sense more logical, or the speaker more in character.
For example, I can remember a misguided author
demanding a well-bred character to exclaim "God!"
in a moment of stress. Now that is a word that
ordinary decent speakers simply do not exclaim.
They can say, "My God" or "Good God" or something of that sort, but the other is vulgar and stagey
for no particular reason except that it is. And Freddie told our young actress that she and the author
sounded like something in the Bowery, and begged
her to cease and desist.
Young democratic students sometimes wondered
if Freddie didn't boss the Players' Club around just
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Dr. Leopold Infeld, a Toronto physicist, recently
addressed the Mathematical Congress in Victoria.
He told the Congress that all over this continent
there is a tendency to spend so much money on
university buildings that there is often not enough
left to put the proper brains inside these costly
structures. He wondered if a university of the future might not consist of magnificent buildings in
which the process of teaching could be conducted
by impersonal equipment, with continent-wide lectures broadcast and televised from a central agency.
Dr. Infeld suggested that if we spent as much money
on hiring brains and stimulating research as we now
spend on buildings, Canada would be better off all
round, and fewer brains would flow southward
across the border. "Buildings can come later. Fortunately brains are much cheaper than buildings.
In universities and scholarly institutions they should
have priority over buildings and equipment."
We asked Marvin McToggle, well-known graduate and manufacturer of artificial flavouring, what
he thought about these statements. Marvin said
"This so-called seer is obviously out of touch with
the Trend, and that is not very democratic. It is
not a good touch to be out of. Does he thing it
likely that practically every school board and board
of governors and education department in Canada
would spend practically all its dough on architects,
contractors, bricks, lumber, easy chairs, photographic equipment, stage scenery, basketball forums,
and the rest, if there was some mistake somewhere?
The Trend is pretty nearly unanimous. There is no
such thing as Mass Error in a democracy, thank
"And heavens above (if there is such a thing as
above in a universe now controlled by monopolistic
mathematicians and physicists) it is not only in
education that there is heavy concentration in building ... or, as the postmen have it, bldg. Look at
our Navy, and other navies too. It was discovered
in the last war that the way to win the war at sea
was to build ships as expensively as possible. The
Germans didn't know this, to their cost. Our minesweepers, for example, would come in for a refit
and we would furnish their wardrooms with handmade mahogany chairs . . . and to pay for these
chairs we bought and sold war bonds. In the bad
old days it was hard to build a sub-chaser for more
than a hundred thousand dollars, even for the
private navy of some diamond-studded rajah, but
to-day we do better, thanks partly to the cost of
labour and materials, partly to the improved theory
of spending, and partly to such vital innovations as
having coffee, ice-cream, and Bing Crosby pumped
round and round a ship in copper tubing. It should
now be possible to build quite a small sub-chaser
for somewhere beyond (let's say) ten million bucks.
And if that isn't Progress, I'd like to know what is.
Why is it progressive? Well, for several reasons.
.. . I'll give you two. It improves the sailors' morale.
It also improves the taxpayer's morale to know he's
getting the best.
"And thus with education. We want to givej
our students and taxpayers the knowledge th it
they're getting the best. They've got to have something they can SEE, and they can see the buildings;
they can see the bills, and they can see the movies!
on which education more and more depends. (It
used to be thought that any dumb cluck could alio
see the printed word in a mere book, but the psychologists have found this to be a fallacy.) But can
you see brains? No, and thank God for that . .
they don't look right, even when served with
scrambled eggs. As for seeing brains flowing across
the border, this is a very nasty picture to imagine
and I am glad those brains don't flow along the
highways where they would cause treacherous
skids; they must keep to the woods or something,
for I have never seen them. Anyhow, I am glad
they flow away from here; River, stay way fum ma
door.  Disgusting.
"Another thing. After a child is finished with all
his school hobbies and sports and visual aids and
teen-town stuff (so necessary to even the post-
juvenile sub-infant at college) he has to get a job,
Life is not yet a teen-town, though it will be when
the educational system is perfected so that it lasts
throughout your mortal term. Life still consists of
winning little bits of bread, as the poet remarked
. . . though again, it won't when we give our experts
a really free hand.   And the best way to give the
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ames M. (Jim) Fer- ^
s, 36-year old grad-
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■jRast month was appointed to the posi-
nn of general sales
lanager of the Ford
Jotor Company of
Canada after being
uth the company
only four years
. friends who
new him as one
mie president of the
|3 u y s ' Parliament
[md leader in fraternity circles at U.B.C.
eren't surprised,
leanor Mercer, U.-
C. librarian who
las served in the "library" since 1938, was recently
filected president of the B. C. Library Association.
Another librarian, Barbara Dawsom, recently
joined the library of the University of Saskat-
rhewan after a stay at the National Research Coun-
|cil Library in Ottawa.
Professor-G. B. Riddehough, who once aroused
the ire of the female undergrads on the campus by
Icleclaring to the Vancouver press that all Varsity
girls developed a "waddle" by hugging their books
to their bosoms and going from classroom to classroom bent over like hairpins, hit the news again at
Harvard University . . . chubby Professor Ridde-
pough was recently awarded the Bowdoin  Latin
issay Prize . . . most grads who rememebr the good
[professor wonder if he still employs the "waddle"
ithat characterized him on the campus in the good
Bold days of the late 1930's.
The gradually forming medical faculty added a
)air of distinguished members this spring with the
lappointment to staff of Dr. H. Rocke Robertson and
jDr. Sydney M. Friedman . . . Dr. Robertson, direc-
itor of surgery at Shaughnessy Hospital and Dr.
iFriedman, professor of anatomy at McGill Univer-
jsitv, will head their respective departments at
Dr. Friedman's wife, the former Constance E.
For  Assay   Offices,   Educational,
Hospital & Industrial Laboratories
567 Hornby St. Vancouver,, B. C.
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Livingstone, a' well-known scientist, will join her
husband's staff as a researcher.
Nicholas Goldschmidt, founder and director of
the C.B.C. Opera Company, is Opera Director for
the U.B.C. Summer School of Fine Arts. His course
here will start July 3 and continue to August 11th.
Dr. H. J. McLeod, Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
at U.B.C. has been appointed Dean of Applied
Science to replace retiring Dean J. N. Finlayson.
The famous collection of books and material on
Abraham Lincoln that were part of the late Senator
G. G. McGser's library have been presented to
U.B.C. by Mrs. McGeer . . . they comprise more
than 70 books, a bust of Lincoln and a reproduction
of the Carpenter painting of the Civil War President.
A new faculty was added to the University of
British Columbia last month with the establishment
of the Faculty of Forestry . . . the germ of the idea
began in 1915, was brought closer to reality in 1923
when the first formal lectures in Forestry were
given at U.B.C. and interest in the department grew
until the birth of the new'9 man faculty.
Something new in the way of championships
was won by a University team this year as the
U.B.C. Square Dance group won the first annual
Teen Town Square Dance Festival championship
at Haney . . . Allan Berry, 18, caller for the red-
sashed U.B.C. "Square" was awarded a cup for
being the best "caller."
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The tremendous new mcdical-Dental-Nursing School set up on the University of Washington campus reveals the attitude1' '
there to the problem. \ c
Two years ago the drive to establish a medical
jlirulty at the University ot B. C. was reaching its
peak. "At the time the Senate and the Board of Gov-
f»ri*>rs passed favourable resolutions and the President announced that a Medical Faculty would come
m <> being just as soon as a first class teaching staff
isottkl be organized. The Government made encouraging announcements about appropriations and the
fa-st irrevocable steps toward obtaining a Medical
School on our campus were taken.
Accordingly, last summer an announcement was
jxkhIc that a Dean of Medicine had been selected
and since then the Graduates have been able to
read in the daily papers that new acquisitions have
been made in the appointment of staff heads of first-
class calibre.
,!• Where, then, do we stand at this time in regard
to the establishment of a Medical School at U.B.C.
and equally important are we going to provide a
teaching hospital to go with our presently created
teaching staff?
<}, As we pointed out in this column in 1947, the
jpavis report (sponsored by the Kellog Foundation)
^sfrongly advised the construction of a new hospital
(tli the Point Grey area, that is a University hospital
l-a'yailable to patients from every part of the province. The Medical Educators' Report (compiled
Lfrom opinions of leading medical educators on this
continent) also was strongly in favor of establishing a University teaching hospital on the campus.
n December 10th, 1948, a resolution was passed
the General Practitioners' Association of Van-
uver that it was advisable to build more hospitals
th a maximum capacity of 600 beds and "that one
cb an institution be built as part of the University
edical School, that this hospital be a 'closed'
spital, 'staffed by the University and that all
tients who may choose to participate in care and
!>riveleges obtained therein make themselves avail-
$>le as clinical material".
Following thorough examination of the problem
$ a strong committee under Col. W. Tom Brown,
' .e Alumni Association early went on record as
ing opposed to the permanent establishment of
lie undergraduate teaching hospital off the campus,
Ad particularly at the Vancouver General Hospital,
dd submitted a brief to support its reasons.
t" Why then is there still considerable doubt that
p*i teaching hospital will be established on the
jbampus?   Three reasons prevail.
First, a teaching hospital costs money. To con-
"uct a hospital at the University would cost the
ovincial Government at least four million dollars.
( e Provincial hospitalization scheme would, as in
}U B. C. hospitals today, cover its operating costs
o/^ijd there would be no financial burden on the Uni-
So far the Provincial Government has allocated
pds for the construction of a  Medical  Sciences
building on the campus but has made no committment on the allocation of other monies to provide
the beds and services needed for such a teaching
hospital as we envisage.
Sec7mlfly~~tEe contentious Hamilton report has
been published rejecting a teaching hospital at
U.B.C. and advising triat the teaching of medical
students should be done at the Vancouver General
(contrary to modern trends the world over). Although it presents a hospital plan for the whole of
British Columbia up to 1971, it makes no provision
for a new hospital west of Granville Street in Vancouver, this latter, despite the fact that the population in Vancouver is rapidly spreading westward!
The Hamilton report would also restrict and
eventually do away with the services of the Children's Hospital on West 59th, and the Grace Maternity Hospital (both of which are doing tremendous
jobs) in favor of greatly expanding the services at
the present site of the General Hospital. In short,
the Report advocates greater concentration at the
Vancouver General, unmindful apparently of the
problems of congestion, over-expansion and administration difficulties which always are attendant
upon the over-concentration of hospital services in
one area. No one who has seen European cities in
ruins would welcome such a centralization of key
Thirdly, the Vancouver General seeks to modernize its large plant—a project which the Alumni
cannot but support. However, any attempt to do
this in the University's name cannot be regarded
with equanimity by the Alumni. The majority of
the local practitioners agree, as witness their resolutions, that a medical school free from downtown influence should be established on the campus. Alumni should make no mistake about it—the currently proposed 800-bed addition the Vancouver
General would end all chance of a campus hospital
for years to come—twenty years as Mr. Hamilton
plans it. Recent press reports indicate that financing such an addition to a city hospital presents
great difficulties at present. It would seem, there-
continued on page 25)
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Rosemary Collins,
prior to her departure for a career in
central Canada, one
of the Alumni Associations h a'r dcst
working executives,
recently in a r r i e d
Herbert Alexander,
Hope in Winnipeg,
Manitoba . . . Rosemary was active on
the Ama Mater Society executive while
an undergraduate at
U.B.C. and was once
vice-president of the
Alumni organization, i
We'll put the Residences first in the women's
report this issue. If you are driving around Marine
Drive you may now watch the progress of the first
three units—look for them at the north end of the
Fort Camp Site. One- unit should be ready to accommodate 50 girls in September when the next
term opens, a second unit about one month later
and the third about Christmas . . . Just as we go to
press, word has come, in that the roof of unit one
has been poured.
The Alumnae Committee is hard at work on a
new project. They will shortly call upon Vancouver
firms to ask for furnishing gifts as a form of advertising. Any alumnus or other friend, who would be
interested in advertising of this kind should contact
the  Committee.
A very generous gift has come this month from
the P.E.O. Sisterhood in British Columbia. Although this organization has heavy educational
commitments elsewhere, its members felt that they
would like to share in a project for B. C. students.
So with a very friendly message: "We are pleased
to help in this small way towards assisting in your
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for $250 which will furnish a single room for a girl.
This group has given continuous support to residence projects for the last two years.
JEAN BURTON '24, writing from Berkeley, California, has kindly supplied us with a complete
record of her publications. Last issue, upon the advice of a reference librarian and a publisher's guide,
we claimed that there must be two authors of the
same name. But Jean Burton '24, is the author of
all the books listed : "Sir Richard Burton's Wife"
(Knopf) Elisabet Ney (with Jan Fortune) (Knopf),
"Heyday of a Wizard" ((Knopf), "Katherine Fel-|
ton and her Social Work in San Francisco" (Del-
kin), and "Lydia Pinkham is Her Name" (Farrar,
MOLLY COTTINGHAM, '27 is the winner of this
year's literary prize awarded by the Women's Canadian Club of Toronto for the best 2000 word essay
on "Building a United Canada."
ELEANOR MERCER, '33, is the newly elected
president of the British Columbia Library Association.
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36. now Supervisor of Women's Higher Education
n the Ministry of Education in Japan has recently
completed a three month tour of United States Colleges in a delegation invited by the United States
Gov ernment. Mrs. Moriya is an honours graduate
in biology, but most of her teaching time has been
Jevoted to teaching English. In 1946 she was
selected to act as an interpreter for the American
Education Commission which was making a survey
in japan, a role she has continued for the Minister
nf Education.
Mrs. Moriya made a special trip to Vancouver
to visit old friends. The Vancouver University
Women's Club held a coffee party in her honour at
the U.B.C. Faculty Club.
1950 sees many graduates bound on long and interesting trips. DOROTHY DALLAS, '23, has
lown to Paris where she will be joined shortly bv
SADIE BOYLES, '26 and where GLADYS
DOWNES, '34, and JEAN WHITE are already at
work on French studies. AILEEN MANN, '37 will
ipend four months abroad, DOANIE OWEN
"ONES, '29, will study at the Sorbonne, and
&LICE ROWE, '33 will travel in the British Isles,
Vhile EVELYN ROBINSO'N is making the Scan-
inavian countries her destination.
JWENNETH HUMPHREYS, '32, who has a
octorate in algebra from Chicago, has recently
)een named professor and Head of the" Department
if Mathematics in Randolph-Macon Women's Col-
ege, Lynchburg, Virginia.
AVID FARR, '44, who has been teaching at Carl-
m College, has gone to Oxford on a scholarship—
fe JOAN FISCHER FARR, '45, with him.
oved to Washington where Ralph is now Food's
Vttache for the British Government.
The   University,   at   the   recent   Congregation
Ceremonies  granted  Ph.D.'s  to  its  first  class   of
raduate   School  graduates   .   .   .   Honored   were
Thomas   Collins   (Physics),   Muhammad   Mujibur
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^Several members of faculty are retiring this year
including Prof. F. G. C. Wood, one of the U.B.C.
originals who is the subject of a piece on page 11,
by Dave Brock.
Leaving the University with Prof.Wood are
Dr. M. Y. Williams, of the Dept. of Geology who
was scheduled to retire last spring but stayed on
another year; Madam Darlington of the French Department who has spent much time at Victoria
College in the past few years; Dean J. N. Finlayson
of Applied Science who this year saw U.B.C.'s new
$936,000 Applied Science Building completed before
he left; Prof. Frederick Read of the law faculty
who has gone into private practice; Mr. J. A. Lamb
and Mr. Frank Garnish.
The University will miss them all and wishes
them all good fortune.
Many graduates will learn with great sadness,
the death of Dr. Alexander C. Lang, 30, one of
Varsity's rugger greats of the 1930's, who was widely known as "Sandy Lang" . . . Sandy had ,just recently commenced practice in Vancouver after a
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Dear Sir:
The following is a report of the organization
meeting of the Cajgary;„.. branch of the U.B.C.
Alumni Association. It appear to have a sound
start, and future activities may be of. interest to
you. For this reason I would appreciate it. if you
would let me know your deadlines so that I can
keep you posted.
Dr. Courtney Cleveland was elected chairman
of the Calgary branch of the U.B.C. Alumni Association by 40 graduates who attended an organization meeting in the Palliser hotel in Calgary, May
4th. Dr. Cleveland did much of the preliminary
work to get the organization started in the Foothills centre, which has a large number of ex-U.B.C.
people as residents.
The first activity of the group is planned for
May 26th, when an "after five" party (imported
Eastern term for a cocktail party, we understand)
will be held to allow the grads to meet alumni
secretary-manager Frank Turner.
It was decided to hold a few meetings a year,
with the hope that campus speakers would be available for some of them, while the others would be
purely social
Other executive members elected were: Clare
Domoney, '26, First Vice-President, and Mrs. Zora
Smith, '31, vice-chairman; and Mrs. Kay McCaskill,
'38 secretary-treasurer.
Those attending the meeting and their graduating years were: Ray Ballard, '48; Ron Hamilton,
'49: Vic Young, '45; Gil Urquhart '49; E. T. Williams '41; W. E. West, '42; S. R. Hughes, '49; Mrs.
Zora Smith, '31; Mrs. Mary Sutherland, '31; Bob
McCrossan, '48; Mrs. Jean Millar, 17; W. C. Moss,
'40; John Anderson, '49; Neil Hawkin, '38; Jack
Setchell, '49; Courtney Cleveland, '34; Don Mac-
millari, '43; J. E. Baker, '47; P. Peale, '24; Constance
Stokes, '49; N. L. Crowe, '49; Dave Gosling, '48; M.
Donovan, '48; George Reifel, '44; Mrs. Lorna Graham, '43; Dick Graham, J42; J. G. Gerey, '34; Clare
F. Domoney, '26; Mrs. Moira Stewart, '40; D. M.
Welsh, '49; and Andy Snaddon, '43.
Yours truly,
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Proving they hav not forgotten their Alma
Mater , members of the Ottawa Almuni Association joined in enthusiastic University cheers, led
by Dr. Allon Peebles, at their annual party Saturday evening in Ottawa. .
University songs, with Ronald Heal at the piano,
and a square dance, Western style, called by Mrs,
Ernest  Lee,  were  other  features  of  the  evening,
During a brief business meeting, at which Mrs,
IT. C. Stockwell, past president, was chairman, officers for the coming year were elected.
Dr. Allon Peebles was named president. Others
on the. executive are vice-president, Miss Margaret
Pilmer and Sandy Nash, and secretary-treasurer,
Miss Bonnie Mcintosh.
Arrangements for the party were made by a
committee headed by Mrs. Stockwell. Mr. and Mrs,
Kenneth Wardroper, Miss Fern Smith, Mrs. Dorothea Ashdown, Miss Nancy Davidson, Miss Joan
Marlowe and Dr. A. S. Richards assisted.
Among the guests were two British Columbia
members of Parliament, O. L. Jones, Yale, and H,
W. Herridge, Kootenay West, with Mrs. Herridge,
Report for the U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle
A meeting of the Summerland Branch of th<
University of B.C. Aliimni was held Wednesday
evening, March 15th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs,
.Ewart Woolliams. Plans were made to hold th
Scholarship Dance in the Spring to help raise funds
for the Summerland Scholarship. The fund is still
short of being self-sustaining. After the meeting,;
Mrs. N. Solly showed some very interesting colour
films of their trip on the Alaska Highway this pas
summer, also some most realistic ones taken in ;
small boat when they journeyed some five hundred
and fifty miles down the Yukon river from White-
horse to Dawson. The next meeting is to be held
on April 26th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clark
Doris Wooliams,
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Alumni SfecTeTaly^Manager
One of the most remarkable student achieve-
lents at U.B.C.—and one which this year is cele-
jrating its Thirty-fifth Anniversary—is the that institution within an institution: "The U.B.C. Players' Club".
A short six weeks after the University opened
doors in the fall of '15, Prof. F. G. C. (Freddy)
food—the last of the Faculty originals who retired
lis year, organized this dramatic group.
And over the years, a high, standard in perfor-
lance has been maintained in spite of many and
iverse difficulties  and  with,  of course,  an  ever-
changing  personnel   of  actors,   stage   crews,   and
For most of these thirty-five years, the Players'
lub has "gone on the road" with the feature at-
ion of the year,, the Spring Play.  It would be
indeed to estimate the value of this campus
ition on the campus, and harder still to. try
appreciate just how much these "Goodwill Am-
Sors" do for the good of the University on
leir tours.
The latest — with former Players' Club star
idney Risk  (B.A.. '30)  as  Director—is certainly
lot the least. "An Inspector Calls" by J. B. Priest-
y has been well received throughout the Interior
id on the Island and is a great credit to all con-
lected with this "Institution within an Institution."
Your Secretary-Manager was privileged to ac-
nnpany the Players most of the way this year, and
id time to learn all the names of the cast!   Here
ley are: Ron Wilson  (Arts 'SO), John .Milligan
(Arts '53) — Ron and John were with Sidney when
ie directed the B. C. Regional Winner "Noah" this
Fear—Robert   Russel   (Arts   '50),   Anna   Wooton
(Arts '51),  Elizabeth  Davis   (Arts  '51),   Marilyn
(Arts 'SO), Phil Keatley (Arts '51). Elizabeth
it (Arts 'SO) was Assistant Director . . .Also
id the opportunity of meeting formally and in-
irmally  with  many  alumni,   some  of  which   are
isted here: In SALMON ARM, met Lawyer Max
" idner (Arts '25), High School Principal Bob Yer-
Jurgh (B.A. '31), and Lawyer Don McTavish (B.A.
"4). Rex Wilson (B.A. '49) was also on hand on
shalf of G.M. appliances ... in REVELSTOKE,
let formally with a combined group of U. Women's
-lub   members   and   Revelstoke   Branch   Alumni.'
lose present at the gathering were Betty Bown
1HE !49), Dorothea Lundell (B.A. '32), Joan Mor-
>n, Beth Kerr, Bob Kerr (B.A.Sc. '47.), Margaret
Colt, Mrs. Jessie Bird  (B.A. '32), Dr. and Mrs.
lugfa McKay (Hugh's a B.A. '37 and Mrs. McKay's
'ie former Mary Gibson, B.A. '38), L. Sam Smith
(B.S.A. '35), Mr. (B.Com. '35) and Mrs. Murray
(nee June Johnson, Arts '36) Little, Mr. and Mrs.
Mel Abbott, and Jean Archibald.
In ARMSTRONG, met with High School Principal Art Linfield (B.A. '30), U.B.C. Bursary-Donor
W. Jack H. Dicks, and several other alumi and
friends of U.B.C. ... in KELOWNA, had a very
interesting and informative talk with Alumni Immediate Past President W. A. (Win) Shilvock
(B.A. '31, B.Com. '32), stayed with genial hosts,
the Hugh Shirreffs (Arts '40), and met informally
with many Kelowna alumni at the home of Miss
Mary Rattenburg . . . the home of U.B.C. Senator
Dr. R. C. (Dick) (B.S.A. '21) and.Mrs. Palmer
(B.A. '21) in the Dominion Experimental Station
in SUMMERLAND was the scene of a very fine
meeting with members of the Summerland group.
Present on that occasion were Kathleen and Charlie
Strong, the Lacey Fishers, (B.A. '21), Ewart (B.A.
'26) and Mrs. (nee Lillian Baynes, B.A. '26), Williams, Jack (B.S.A. '24) and Mrs. (nee Mina MacKenzie, B.A. '32) Wilcox, as well as Miss Mary
Astell (B.A. '24), Miss Grace D'Aoust (Arts '29,
and Fred Shirley (B.A. '48) from PENTICTON
... in. OLIVER, chatted with Wilf Lee (B.S.A. '32),
Don Corbishley (Arts '25), Ted Thornton-Trump
(Arts '47) and D. W. Hodsdon. Mr. Hodsdon is
one of the first former McGill College (Vancouver)
students to join the U.B.C. Alumni Association.
He was in the class of 1914.
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Page 19 B. C.  WINS   EYEiGSIIEN  QpL¥   ANP   TfNNIS
By Ole Bakken
Thunderbird athletes walked~off with more than
their share of laurels at the Second Annual Evergreen Conference, Track, Tennis and Golf Meets in
Vancouver, on May 19 and 20.
iPiercy Sets Record
At U.B.C. Stadium, distance ace Bob Piercey,
running the two mile event in 10:02, bettered his
record set in Spokane last year. John Pavelich was
the only other point winner for the 'Birds with a
second in the shot put and a fourth in the Javelin.
Eastern Washington College Savages romped
to Victory with a total of 53^ points, followed by
St. Martin's with 24 and Whitworth with 21.
U.B.C. finished seventh with 9 points, one better
than last place Western Washington.
Out at Marine Drive Golf Course, the three-
man U.B.C. team of Doug Bajus, Peter Bentley and.
Bob Esplen won the Conference Crown for the
second year, four strokes better than second place
College of Puget Sound.
At the indoor tennis courts in U.B.C. Fieldhouse,
U.B.C. and C.P.S. ended in a tie for top spot with
four points. Bill sparling and U.B.C. Rhodes scholar Frank Watt teamed up to win the Doubles.
The Conference Meet moved to a fitting climax
at a buffet style banquet at Brock Hall-for the 250
athletes, sponsored by The Quarterback Club.
C.P.S. Director of Athletics, John Heinrick, President of the Evergreen Conference for the 1049-50
term, handed out trophies to the winning teams.
Guest Speaker, Bob Osborne, National A.A.U.
President, presented a diploma tdPexcj Williams,..
double winner in the 100 and 200 meters at the
Olympic Games in Amsterdam, in 1928, admitting
him to Canada's amateur Hall of Fame.
Nine time letterman Doug Reid, signed by Cal
gary   stampeders,   leaves   for   Calgary   in   August
where he will combine football chores with a position at Imperial Oil.  Coach Orville Burke predicts
Reid will be a standout star on the team that advanced to the Grey Cup Final last year . . . Thunderbird footballers open Fall training on September ve
1st, at U.B.C, in preparation for the season's openei
against St. Martin's College, in Vancouver, on September 23rd . . . Basketball Jamboree will be held
in  spanking new War  Memorial  Gymnasium on
December 1st and 2nd, with Central Washington,
Western Washington, U.B.C. Thunderbirds and a
local senior league team taking part . . . Trophies
won by U.B.C. teams during 1949-50 were Evergreen   Conference   Golf,   Tennis   and   Swimming
awards,   The   Hamber   Trophy   in   Hockey,   The !^
World  and  McKechnie  Cups  in  English  Rugby, ^
several individual awards in skiing, and the Provin- f
cial  Intermediate A Championship in  Basketball,   5;
The U.B.C. Baseball Team, in its initial conference
year, finished in fourth place in the western section
of the Evergreen Conference, with three wins and
eleven losses.
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Harold W. Dodds, president of Princeton Utii-
["'' versity, has stated flatly that "Princeton does not
countenance   subsidization   of   athletes,   private   or
Responding to an Associated Press inquiry, Mr.
Dodds declared that "It is my personal belief that
the subsidization of athletes, either open or sub
rosa, is detrimental to college sports and to college
education in general."
Of the Big Three (Harvard, Yale and Princeton),
Princeton has been the most successful in football
ii - in recent years, although its over-all record has not
„, been sensational. Princeton was the 1948 and 1949
Big Three champion, and last season had its best
football record since the war, winning six and losing
three games.
Statement Follows
Dr. Dodds' statement on the burning question of
subsidization, which is now agitating college sports
circles as never before, follows in full:
"As a preface to my reply to your questions in
your letter of December 23, I should like to state
my belief that athletics, both intercollegiate and
intramural, have a place in a liberal arts college. It
is the nature of liberal education to be concerned
with the development of the whole man and I consider that athletics properly conducted and not overemphasized can contribute to the sum total of a
valuable college experience.
"The principles which Princeton follows in administering its athletic program have been a matter
of public record for many years. More than three
decades ago it entered into a joint agreement with
Harvard and Yale to define standards of athletic
eligibility and to administer safeguards under these
standards jointly at the three institutions. A few
years ago Princeton was a primary mover in the
establishment of the so-called Ivy Group of eastern
institutions which was formed toward the same end.
Princeton has subscribed to certain other intercollegiate agreements respecting athletic eligibility,
including the 'Sanity Code' of the N.C.A.A.
Does Not Subsidize
"Princeton does not subsidize athletes. It has no
so-called 'athletic scholarships'. All financial aid to
students, scholarships, tuition, loans and student
employment opportunities, are awarded by an official
committee of the university, composed of administrative officer and faculty members with the dean
of the college serving as chairman. All financial aid
is granted on the basis of demonstrated financial
need and scholastic and personal excellence. •
1 "One-third of the undergraduate body participates in these types of aid. In awarding such aid
the university does not favor athletes nor does it
discriminate against them.
"Princeton does not countenance subsidization of
athletes, private or otherwise. One precaution which
it has followed for a long time as a safeguard against
such practice is the requirement that each candidate
for a place on an intercollegiate squad must file over
his signature a statement setting forth in detail the
sources of his personal finances. If you are familiar
with the earlier H-Y-P agreement or with the later
'Ivy Group' agreement, you are aware that this is
the practice of the participating institutions; and
that complete information as to scholastic standing
and financial resources is exchanged among them.
The discovery of a case of subsidization of an
athlete would immediately result in his being declared ineligible and render his subject to disciplinary action by his university.
"It is my personal belief that the subsidization of
athletes, either open or sub rosa, is detrimental to
college sports and to college education in general.
The inconsistency between financial payments to
athletes, secret or admitted, and the spirit of amateur sports (which should prevail in our colleges)
seems to me to be too obvious to require discussion.
The debasing effect of such,double dealing runs to
both the undergraduate who accepts and the institution who pays him or permits him to be paid for
his athletic prowess.
"Faithfully yours,
"Harold W. Dodds."
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Page 21 A University Club in Vancouver
For some years there has been thought and talk of reviving a University Club in Vancouver
on various planes of simplicity or grandeur. In order to crystallize the various hopes and possibilities, you are asked to complete this questionnaire. This is a preliminary survey only. Answering
these questions does NOT mean that you promise to join or to pay or do anything, or that anybody else will do anything.
In a general way there are four possible types of Club. Assume in each case that membership
is open to men and women of any accredited university (not just U.B.C), and assume you are
satisfied as to location and rules, etc., governing a proposed University Club in Vancouver:
Type A—Good dining rooms, bar, reading room, card rooms, billiard tables, recreational facilities,
e.g., squash courts, badminton, tennis, dancing, and possibly swimming, facilities for entertaining and a number of residential living quarters. Initiation fee about $300, and
annual dues about $150.
Type B—Good dining room, bar, probably facilities for cards, reading, teas, and entertaining, maybe room for dancing, and possibly some living quarters. This might be a floor leased in
a building.   Initiation fee about $100 and annual dues about $50.
Type C—Good dining room and bar, possibly room for some of the other amenities, depending
on location which would probably be space in a building located downtown. Initiation
fee about $35 and annual dues about $25.
N.B.—In a good dining room the meals are NOT cheap.
Type D—Clubrooms on or near the University Campus where one could get meals, tea, cards, reading, etc., probably utilizing some existing facilities. Initiation fee might be $10 and
annual dues $20.
(Fill in and forward to Alumni Chronicle, Brock Bldg., U.B.C.)
1. I prefer Type A ; B ; C ; D ; and I am prepared to pay
the fees and dues indicated—. ...
2. If it appears that Type A or B cannot be successfully established now, I would be prepared
to pay fees and dues in Type C ; or  D	
3. I would NOT be interested in Type A ; B ; C ; D ; (mark
as many as you wish), if membership were not restricted to persons who were full  degree
graduates only.
4. I would be interested in non-resident membership in Type A ; B, ; C ;
University  Year ......
This questionnaire is prepared by the University Club Committee, U.B.C. Alumni Association,
W. H. Q. Cameron, chairman.
Paige 22
and H. K. MacMILLAN, brEAKEKb
University of B. C. graduation was another postwar giant this year as 2080 graduates received their
I'eorees in a two-day ceremony, May 11th and 12th.
The first day 1100 of the students were lauded
„s the Rt. Honourable C. D. Howe made the Con-
regation address.   Honorary Degrees of Doctor of
I -cience were bestowed upon Mr. Howe, Canada's
''linister of Reconstruction and Supply; Dr. F. E.
German,   Dean   of  the   School   of   Engineering   at
■tanford; Mr.  H.  R. MacMillan, Mr. R. W. Dia-
lond, President of the CM&S; and Dr. J. H. Fin-
l.iyson, retiring Dean of Applied Science.
After the ceremony Mr. Howe officially opened
ihe new $936,000 Applied Science Building.
The next day 980 students graduated and the
Congregation address was given by B. C.'s lumber
.vcoon H. R. MacMillan. Honorary degrees were
inferred upon Mr. M. E. Nichols, journalist and
ind one of the founders of the Canadian Press;
aura Holland, Social worker; Dr. A. L. Crease,
j«ast Director of Mental Hygiene and Psychology at
'•.ssondale; and Marion Ljndeburgh, Director of
■ ie McGill School of Nursing.
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ReUxmg DeanJ.JS...^hdaymn was among those honoured
at Congregation.   Dean Finlayson, head of the Dept. of
Civil Engineering and retiring after 14 years at U.B.C, is
shown with President N.A.M. McKenzie.
SIGNING REGISTER was the final act for Trade Minister C. D. Howe when the federal cabinet
minister received the honorary degree of doctor of science during U.B.C.'s thirty-fifth congregation for conferring of degrees' on graduates.  Kegirstrar Charles B. Wood assisted the minister.
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ex-scholar a job is to make plenty of work for him
bldg. more and bigger school and college bldgs. ftft
we had half the population teaching physical eduea-^j
tion and symphony appreciation and personalty \
courses and stuff, while the other half was building
physical education labs and symphony halls and
personality lounges and stuff, then we could set a
golden age indeed and a new prosperity and stuff
"Of course the population is going to fall slighiU
at first and then much faster, but the doesn't mean
we will need fewer bldgs. If overcrowding is bad,
undercrowding is a fine thing. That seems obvious
And if you ask me why a crowded community
centre is a healthy sign and a crowded high school
a bad sign, I shall call you uneducated . . . you are
not equipped to understand me, so why should I
reply at all ?
"If it is a brave and superhuman feat for a
veteran to work in the Fairview huts or the Point
Grey huts, this indicates that the normal student
should have marble halls. In fact, until he gets
those marble halls, there is no fair way of proving
the falseness of the charge that the best students
we ever had were the two post-war hut gangs. The
veteran is in a hurry. The average student is not,
and spends his time singing (to Balfe's lovely,
lovely tune) : "I dre-heamt I dwe-helt in ma-harble
halls." Give him some marble halls and he'll stop
dreaming; that stands to reason.
"Not that there is any use in standing to reason
if you can reason better in the best chair that money
can buy. On the contrary. Tired legs make soggy
"There is only one little thing I would like to
warn you against. In building the best, don't make
it too costly to tear down again when the time
comes. That mistake was made in the old Hotel
Vancouver. They must have stuck it together too
tight or something. That's not very forward-look-
to the new graduates .
who now join the Alumni I
and that impressive number        ^
" who have entered the professional,
industrial and commercial world
from the University of British Columbia.
Page 24
(Continued from page IS)
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'"ftor, to be an ideal time to bring to bear the collective effort of the Alumni to ensure that a Univer-
^ii|sity-owned   campus   hospital   of  400  beds   will   be
^available   for   the   first   rate   staff   now   being   as-
nibled, when clinical teaching begins in 1952.
The trend in Canada and the U.S.A. is definitely
oward building teaching hospitals on the campus
th the medical school.
Laval University—a 600-bed teaching hospital
iug built at the new university campus at St.
oye, leaving the centre of Quebec city.
University of Montreal—a 600-bed hospital on
e new Mt. Royal campus.
Montreal General—being rebuilt adjacent to McGill campus leaving its downtown Dorchester St.
Saskatchewan—expanding from a 2-year preclinical school to a full 4-year medical school, is
building its teaching hospital on the University
Alberta—The University hospital on campus has
recently been enlarged.
The situation in the United States is exactly the
same with the nations' two newest teaching hospitals being constructed on the campus at both the
University of Washington and at the University
of California at Los Angeles.
The attainments_for^a campus teaching hospital
are overwhelming; Vancouver's existing large central hospitals will be needed for post-graduate
training of U.B.C.'s output. Undergraduates need
a campus hospital where they not only can conveniently take their clinical training but absorb much
of the University influence that will make them
more capable graduates.
Also, as the Alumni Brief of 1946 emphasized
a Provincial University must consider its obligations to the total population of the Province, just
as most American Universities do, through the
provision of a State diagnostic clinic in its campus
teaching hospital, e.g. Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin,
Michigan and others. In,B. C, equality of opportunity in the matter of expert medical care could
be guaranteed through a University hospital, open
to all tax payers from all of B. C, not only Vancouver.
The General has its job to do and an all-teaching
campus hospital has another. Wrhere private (non-
teaching) and public (teaching) patients are housed
under one roof, there may be pressures used which
are not the concern of educators. Experience has
shown that a Medical School can only measure up
to the highest standards when it is completely independent of private hospitals, free from outside
pressure and has a campus teaching hospital for its
clergraduate clinical training.
We of the University of B. C. are only interested
a first class Medical School and only by demand-
g that it be permanently independent can we
sure that it will rank with the great medical re-
rch and medical training institutions of this con-
(Continued from page 11)
a little too much; they felt a students' club should
belong only to students. I can remember at least one
young man who got himself kicked out of the Letters Club when he found the faculty was running it;
he was ordered by Professor X to write a paper on
a given topic! But the Players' Club was different.
It wasn't run by the faculty as such, but by one
highly gifted and dynamic man who happened to be
a professor also. And anyhow, Freddie WAS the
Players' Club ... he was the whole thing. It was
his, and he made it.
Those who enjoyed the spring tours owe a great
debt to Freddie for their success. Those of us who
didn't enjoy them quite so much owe a greater debt
to Freddie for making them bearable ! Though sometimes we didn't realize till years later just how much
work that tyrant was doing for us in the interests
of both our pleasure and our efficiency. But it isn't
the tours that stick most vividly, or were most important ; it was the six weeks of steady rehearsing
each spring that was the real education. Psychologists say that the desire to perform in public is a
form of hysteria, and perhaps this warning should
be written up in every greenroom. But it is far more
hysterical to want to perform in any old manner,
and Freddie cured that kind of hysteria in a hurry.
As for the original hysteria that made us join the
club in the first place, at least it was a form of
energy, and not the most useless energy known to
a campus. Freddie directed this energy where it did
most good, with the efficiency of an engineer. Well
might the arty boys fail to comprehend this!
Three of the four recently appointedliason officers of the Citizenship Branch of the Federal Department of Citizenship and Immigration are
U.B.C. Graduates: Professor William G. Black
(Arts '22), Wilbert M. Haughan (B.S.W. '46) and
Cyril K. Toren (B.A. '48).
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Herbert Alexander Hope to Rosemary Collins, '40.
Fred Myers to Joan Ann Grimmett.
Donald Alfred Chant to Constance Ruth Mcllroy.
Robert Wesley MacDonald to Nancy Adelaide Mac-
Arthur Maxwell Green to Dorothea France Woodward.
James Earl Taylor to Maureen Elizabeth Ritchie.
Arnold William Greenius to Edna Elizabeth Stra-
John Howarth Day to Norah Jean Moffat.
David  Carruthers   Murdoch  to   Margaret  Marion
Norman Leon Donatt to Phyllis Ingrid Johnson.
Dr.  Robert George  Gahagan to Marian MacRae
James Henry Akeroyd to Mary Louise Harvey.
Earle Dennis Hanson to Verna Marjorie Jacobs.
Edward Charles Bogle to Jacqueline Coyle.
Donald Alexander Baird to Gladys Rae Eckford.
John Probyn to Calista Helen Clarke.
Peter Bennett Chandler to Blanche Marion Loutet.
Frederick (Peter) Foy to Mary Clare Price.
James Duff Stuart to Joan Muriel Johnson.
Daniel Routledge to Verna Lee.
Ronald John Weber to Daphne Jean McColl.
Allan Gregory to E. M. (Nora) Gibson.
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