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Published by the
Alumni Association of The University of British Columbia
Editor: Harry T. Logan, M.C, M.A.
Alumnae  Editor:  Joan  Fraser,  B.A.  '51
Board of Management
President.... G. Dudley Darling, B.Com. '39
Past-President Douglas   Macdonald.   B.A. '30
First Vice-President .W. James  Logie, B.A. '26
Treasurer Peter Sharp, B.Com. '36
Second Vice-President Aileen  Mann,  B.A.  '37
Third  Vice-President Dean   Blythe  Eagles,   B.A. '22
Chronicle Editor ...Harry T. Logan, M.C, M.A.
Degree Representatives: Agriculture, Jack Gray, B.S.A. '39;
Applied Science, Dr. J. Kania, B.A.Sc. '26; Architecture,
Harry Lee, B.Arch. '50; Arts, Isobel Bescoby, B.A. '32:
Commerce, Don Miller, B.Com. '47; Forestry, Bill Hancock.
B.S.F. '49; Home Economics, Audrey M. Dunlop, B.H.E.
v47; Law, Frank Lewis, B.A. '49, LL.B. '50; Medicine,
Dr. Arthur W. Bagnall, B.A. '32; Pharmacy, Robert
Thomson, B.S.P. '53; Physical Education, John McDiarmid,
B.P.E. '50; Social Work, Cy   Toren, B.A. '48.
Members at Large: William H. Birmingham, B A. '33;
Dr. W. G. Black, B.A. '22; Harry Franklin, B.A. 49; Mrs.
Helen Harmer, B.A. '40; Mrs. H. A. (Rosemary") Hope,
B.A. '40; E. G. (Ernie)  Perrault, B.A. '48.
Senate Representatives: Dr. Earle Foerster, B.A. '21; Dr.
W. C. Gibson, B.A. '33; Dr. Harry V. Warren, B.A. '26,
B.A.Sc. '27.
Alma Mater Society Representatives: Ivan Feltham, Bill St.
John and Al Goldsmith.
Editorial Committee
Chairman Dean  Blythe  Eagles
Advisory Members Dudley Darling (ex officio)
Ormonde J. Hall, Past Editor
Undergraduate Representative Ted Lee
Harry T.  Logan  (ex officio)
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, B.C.,and authorized as second class mail. Post Office Dept..Ottawa
Calgary—S. Aubrey Kerr, B.A. '40, 3405  13th St. S.W., Calgary, Alta.
Kamloops—Miss Evelyn M. Bradley, B.A. '44 (Exec. Member) 2-728 Pine
St.,  Kamloops,  B.C.
Kelowna—Winston  A.  Shilvock,   B.A.   '31,  267  Bernard  Ave.,   Kelowna,
British Columbia.
Kimberley—John W. Stewart, B.A.Sc. '39, Box 632, Kimberley, B.C.
London, Eng.—Lt.-Col. H. F. E. Smith, '25, B.C. House,  1-3 Regent St.,
London S.W.I, England.
Montreal—E. A. Thompson, B.A.Sc. '42, 58 Belmont Ave., Valois, Que.
Nanaimo—E. D. Strongitharm, B.A. '40, 4 Church St., Nanaimo, B.C.
Northern  California—Albert  A.   Drennan,   B.A.   '23,   420  Market  St.,
San  Francisco  11,  Calif.
Ottawa—Dr. W. Kaye Lamb, B.A. '27, 7 Crescent Heights, Ottawa, Ont.
Penticton—J.  Peter  Van der  Hoop,   B.A.   '51,   Penticton,   B.C.
Portland—Dave B. Charlton, B.A. '25, 1834 S.W. Vista, Portland 1, Ore.
Regina—Rex  L.  Brown,  B.A.Sc.   '27,  c/o   Imperial  Oil  Limited,  Box 400,
Regina, Sask.
Seattle—Dr. Fred W. Laird,  B.A. '22, Medical Centre, Summit at Madison, Seattle 4, Wash.
Southern   California—Lester   W.   McLennan,   B.A.   '22,   2619   Yuba   St.,
Richmond, Calif.
Summerland—Ewart Woolliams, B.A. '25, Summerland, B.C.
Toronto—Roy   V.   Jackson,   B..A.   '43,   Apt.   38   -   48   Glenview   Ave.,
Toronto, Ont.
Trail—Dr. C. A. H. Wright, B.Sc. '17, 306 Ritchie Ave., Trail,  B.C.
Victoria-—Gil J.  Smith,  B.A. '49,  Room  328,  Pemberton  Bldg.,  Victoria,
British Columbia.
(Except  in the case of Kamloops, the Alumnus named  is President of the Branch.—Ed.)
SUMMER, 1954
Senate  Election  Results      3
Editorials              5
Branch   News        6-8
England  Revisited—Dean  James Gibson        8
Women's   Residence   Halls—Katherine   Brearley            10
University  Policy—Buildings  and  Housing—President  MacKenzie   11
Make the Night Joint-Labourer—David  Brock           12
Provision of Playing  Fields—Charles M. Campbell, Jr.     13
Sports Summary—Bus Phillips .         14
Frankly Speaking—Frank J. E. Turner .        15
First Impressions—Robert M. Clark        16
Valedictory—May 17—Don Anderson          17
Congregation—The  Editor      r        18-19
Alumnae—Joan Fraser      20
Schools—Home  Economics,  Nursing,  Social  Work       21
Summer Session         21
Alumni  News—The  Editor       22-24
Homecoming           25
Frank Turner—Aubrey F. Roberts            25
Peace   River  Capsule   College—John   Haar    26
The Faculty—The Editor        27
Dr.  H.  N. MacCorkindale—Paul  N.  Whitley     28
Thoughts on Graduation—Wil St. John       29
Institute  of Mining,  Metallurgy—Dean  Gunning       30
Lecture by Dr. Harold G. Wolffs—Dr. Kennard ,.    30
Eric and  OHve Coles—Leonard  B.  Stacey     31
Presentations  to   Retiring   Professors—Dean   Eagles               32
Travels in  Italv—Mrs.  F. G.  C.  (Bea)  Wood  33
Births — Marriages — Obituaries        34
DR. FRANK FAIRCHILD WESBROOK, first President of the
University of British Columbia. He was himself a medical scientist,
of distinction and hoped that the University would one day have
a Faculty of Medicine—a hope now fully realized with the
graduation of the first class of medical students. The photo is
of a painting by V. A. Long which hangs in the University Library.
Senate Election Results
The following fifteen persons were elected by U.B.C.
Convocation as members of the University Senate for the
term 1954-57: Miss Marjorie Agnew, Dr. W. G. Black, Mr.
J. M. Buchanan, Mr. K. P. Caple, The Hon. Mr. Justice
J. V. Clyne, M'iss Mary M. Fallis, Mr. E. Davie Fulton,
M.P.; Dr. A. E. Grauer, Mr. J. Stuart Keate. Mr. H. T.
Logan, His Honour Judge A. E. Lord, Dr. Ian McTaggart-
Cowan, Dr. \V. N. Sage, Dr. Harry V. Warren, Dr. C H.
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Office   of   Alumni   Association   Executive - Director
Before making an appointment to the vacant office of Alumni
Association Executive-Director, the Executive Committee of the Association is examining the duties of the office with a view to enlarging the
responsibilities of the new appointee. Full information will be available
soon. In the meantime if any alumnus is interested in applying for the
position will he please write to me at 201 Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver
8, B.C. All such enquiries will be regarded as confidential. Details
with  application  forms will  be  sent when  ready.
—Dudley   Darling,  President,   U.B.C.  Alumni  Association.
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Letter to the Editor
U.B.C. Graduates in Top Educational Posts
Seven years ago the Chronicle reported the first generation of U.B.C. Alumni to be appointed to the principalships
of our large city high schools. This year it is interesting to
note that our graduates are now becoming the administrators
in our educational system—with the new Minister of Education, Ray Williston '40, leading the way. His Department
of Education in Victoria is staffed by Harold Campbell '28
as Deputy Minister and Harry Evans '42 as Provincial
Registrar. Henry Johnson '32 is Principal of the Summer
School of the Department of Education.
The new Superintendent of Schools in Vancouver is Dr.
Robert   Sharp   '.32.    Don   MacKenzie   '35   is   an   Assistant
Superintendent   and   newly   appointed   inspectors   are   Bert
Smith '25 and James Grant '36.
Mary  Fallis,  B.A.   32
Stop Press — Late Fund News
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE Necessity is the mother of banking invention. Since no two
customers have exactly the same plans and problems, the Royal Bank
must be flexible and adaptable in its approach to your banking needs.
Existing services are constantly strengthened, extended and improved
to meet new demands and requirements. You can bank on the Royal to be
constructive, practical, resourceful in helping you with your problems.
Total assets exceed $2,675,000,000
«■■ The Editor's Page
It is interesting to recall that, in
addition to the thirteen Alumni representatives elected by Convocation, no
fewer than eighteen U.B.C. graduates
are members of Senate, either in an
official or representative capacity. Besides Chancellor Sherwood Lett, these
include Dean Blythe Eagles (Agriculture), Dean Harry Gunning (Applied
Science), Dean George Allen (Forestry), Dean Walter Gage (Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs), Dean
Mawdsley (Dean of Women), Principal F. C. Boyes. Normal School.
Vancouver, Dr. Harry Hickman, Principal, Victoria College, Miss Mollie
Cottingham, representing the British
Columbia Teachers' Federation, and
several of the Faculty representatives.
Thus, of the fifty-five members of Senate, thirty-one are  U.B.C.  Alumni.
When we remember that the Senate
is the body responsible for giving
direction to academic policy we realize
how great is now the influence of our
graduates in shaping the vital work
of the University. This influence is
felt in almost equal proportions on the
administrative functions of the Board
of Governors, four out of nine of whose
members are Alumni, viz., The Chancellor and the three members elected
by Senate: His Honour, Judge Arthur
E. Lord, Mr. John M. Buchanan and
Mr.  Kenneth  P.  Caple.
The growth of Alumni participation
in University government has been by
gradual stages, and has proceeded step
by step with the passage of the years
and the increase in numbers of the
Alumni body.   At the end of the first
decade the number of Alumni in Senate
had risen from one in 1918 to four in
1927. In the fifteen year period from
1927 to 1942 the number of Alumni
elected members varied from five to.
seven. Then, in the elections of 1942,
Convocation chose twelve U. B. C.
graduates, while, in the past two years,
fourteen elected members were Alumni.
It was in 1935 that the University
Act was amended to provide that Senate select three of its members to serve
on the Board of Governors. This important change gave added sigaificance
to Senate membership. In an article
contributed to the "Graduate Chronicle" in July 1935, dealing with this
and other amendments to the Act.
Sherwood Lett, now Chancellor, wrote
in words still quite applicable: "With
the increase of graduates in numbers
and discretion born of experience, it is
to be hoped that the responsibilities imposed upon them by the amendments
will be thoroughly carried out. and that
Alumni will in future be stimulated to
take a deeper interest in the maintenance and welfare of the University and
its  governing  bodies."
In the same issue of the Chronicle,
the late Honourable George M. Weir,
who, as Minister of Education, introduced the amendments in the Legislature, sent a special "Message to tie
Alumni Association" in which he referred to U.B.C. Alumni as "the natural
guardians of education in British Columbia." To discharge this latter function faithfully is indeed a serious
responsibility for every alumnus.
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In his article on Buildings and Housing President MacKenzie presents a
timely statement of University Policy.
The problem of accommodation for the
University's growing family is indeed
serious and no question before the
academic community at present is attracting more earnest attention of administrative officers, alumni and students. In viewing the problem as a
whole, and especially in relation to
funds supplied from the public treasury, it is very important, as the President makes clear, to bear in mind the
prior claims of class-room and other
teaching facilities. Without these we
could have no students. It is necessary
to stress this also because the pressing need for student housing is one
which is readily dramatized and understood by parents of students, by the
Alumni and by the general public and
may therefore tend to overshadow prior
educational needs.
Dick Underhill, Alma Mater Society
President, has an active committee at
work on Housing; Bill Birmingham is
Chairman of an Alumni Association
Committee which is studying the problem with a view to action. There is a
widespread feeling among Alumni and
students that we may soon witness
a resurgence of the Great Trek spirit
of twenty-one years ago with new
buildings at Point Grey once more as
the objective, with this difference, however, that student residences will now
be included among the buildings
It must be obvious to all that, in
formulating plans to deal with any
aspect of this many-sided problem,
success in reaching our objectives will
depend, in large part, upon the extent
to which all efforts are co-ordinated in
the common purpose. The University
Administration is assured of the fullest
possible assistance of the Alumni Association.
Elsewhere in this issue will he found
a notice about Homecoming on November 6, full particulars of which will
be published in the Autumn Chronicle
in October. Meantime Jack Charlton
and his Committee on Homecoming are
hard at work, and hope to make this
year's Alumni pilgrimage to the campus one that will be long remembered.
Alumni President, Dudley Darling, appeals to every Alumnus to begin now
to think about plans for reunion with
his old friends when they visit together
their University "'home" at Point Grey
on November 6. The class of Twenty-
nine is making its own special contribution to the festival spirit of Homecoming by a celebration of their twenty-
fifth anniversary on November 5.
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Recent visitors to the University area
have been more numerous than is usual
at this time of the year. Most of them
have come, however, not so much to see
the buildings and attractive campus
surroundings in their spring and summer dress, but out of curiosity to see
the British Empire Games Swimming
Pool, now almost complete with seating accommodation for 6,000. There
it is with its coloured-tile floor and
sides, its shining, daffodil-hued diving
tower, its glittering, metal high-chairs
for the judges, and now it is filled with
clear water that will tempt and continue to tempt many a furtive swimmer!
It is indeed a water-sports Paradise—
situated a few feet away from changing
rooms in the Memorial Gymnasium. It
would appear that swimming will enter
upon and enjoy a long period of popularity at U.B.C The Pool is the complete answer to the Swimmer's prayer
and while it will be an increasing
source of pride to every Alumnus,
especially when a hoped-for roof has
been built over it. the University will
always be grateful for the almost fortuitous circumstances which placed the
British Empire Games Swimming Pool
among the athletic assets of I".B.C.
Similar practical considerations will
bring several hundred athletes for the
Games to the campus, where carpenters
and other builders have been busy
transforming Acadia "huts" and the
Youth Training Centre to the needs
of our Commonwealth visitors, and, for
the brief 10-day period of the Games,
the area will be known as British Empire Games Village. It is gratifying
that Dr. Shrum and the U.B.C. Housing Administration have .been able to
arrange accommodation, under University auspices, for these youthful representatives of almost every nation in the
Commonwealth. We hope they will
carry away pleasant recollections of
U.B.C. hospitality.
/ U (\nrv-,    T.   C_
6U^ Branch News
The Calgary Branch planned to hold
a Spring Dinner Dance at Nagwey,
west of Calgary, on Thursday, June
3rd. The committee in charge of the
affair was: Tom Duckworth, John
Gray, Ross Hamilton, Tom Stevens,
Stan Hughes, Bud Burden, Dick King,
Kay McCaskill and Aubrey Kerr.
The Dance Notice, mailed to all Calgary Alumni by Aubrey Kerr, Branch
Chairman, had a paragraph reminding
members of the U.B.C. Development
Fund and urging each one to mail a
cheque at once to the Fund Chairman,
Aubrey F. Roberts, U.B.C. Alumni
Association, Brock Hall, Vancouver 8.
The Branch held a Film Night on
February 22nd. There was, unfortunately, some stiff competition in the
form of two other attractions. However,   forty-five  turned  out.
Courtney Cleveland, B.A.Sc. '34, is
Chairman of the Technical Program
Committee at the Annual Technical
Meeting of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Division of the C.I.M. held recently in   Calgary.
—S. Aubrey Kerr, B.A. '40.
Local members of the U.B.C. Alumni Association are very happy about
the election of Jim Logie, popular principal of the Kelowna High School, as
1st Vice-President of the  Association.
Former students of the university
have figured prominently in the news
recently. Mrs. R. T. Graham (nee
Babs Moodie, Arts '24), President of
the Okanagan Valley Musical Festival,
brought the twenty-eighth annual festival to a most successful conclusion
the week ending May 1. Mrs. D. J.
Kerr (nee Mary Little, Arts '32), is
President of the South Okanagan
Drama Festival, which will be staged
in Kelowna May 14 and 15. Entries
for the one-act plays have been received from Grand Forks. Summerland,
Penticton, Naramata, Princeton and
Congratulations to U.B.C. graduate
Henry Shaw, B.S.A. '43, for completing successfully the Junior Management course given by the Extension
Department of the U.B.C. at Vernon,
B.C. Henry was one of thirty-five to
attend the seventeen sessions.
Our sympathy is extended to Mary
and Jim Rattenbury, B.A.Sc. '41, in the
recent loss of their mother, Mrs. M. A.
Rattenbury, a pioneer resident of
—Helen Maclennan, B.A. '23,
(nee Helen Kloepfer)
Late guests in the quiet dining room
of Montreal's Berkeley Hotel, were
startled to hear, on the evening of
April 23, loud and slightly off-tune
voices making repeated efforts to hit
a certain musical note. Subsequent investigation revealed that it was only
the  newly-organized   Montreal   alumni
J. M. SCHELL, B.A. '21, Member at Large,
Montreal Branch Executive; Manager, Engineering Sales in the Communications Equipment
Division, Northern Electric.
group of U.B.C. attempting the opening bars of the Alma Mater song. This
raucous and discordant singing, however, was evidence that the 60 grads,
accompanied by their wives, girl friends,
and in some cases husbands, were enjoying themselves at the first (let's be
optimistic)   annual  cocktail  party.
In addition to enjoying themselves
these western immigrants also enriched the coffers of the newly-formed
alumni group by the sum of $50. The
organizing committee, composed of
Tommy Thompson, John Light, Rex
Merritt, and Herb Capozzi, had been
confident the evening would be a success, but even they were surprised by
the loyalty and fervor of the Tuum Est
The cocktail party was the second
official function of the newly-organized
group, which has been operating since
the visit of the footballing Thunderbirds last fall revealed the large number of U.B.C. graduates who had invaded the McGill bad lands. The first
function was a luncheon meeting which,
because of the large attendance and
interest shown, has now been made a
monthly event. All U.B.C. graduates,
therefore, who happen to be visiting
Montreal on the first Tuesday of any
month, are invited to attend the regular monthly meeting. LOCATION:
The Berkeley Hotel. The TIME:
12:15 noon.
Interest in the alumni group has
been spurred on by the news that the
U.B.C. team will again be coming east,
and plans are under way to organize a
suitable welcome. With this in mind,
the capable secretary, Rex Merritt, has
expanded the mailing list to over 200.
Herb Capozzi, B.A. '47, B.Com. '48.
Since the above news-notes came
from Herb Capozzi word has been received from Montreal that the U.B.C.
graduates there have organized a
Branch and elected officers as follows:
President, E. A. Thompson; Vice-Pres
ident, Herb Capozzi; Treasurer, Darryl
Armstrong; Secretary, Rex Merritt;
Recording Secretary, Desmond Gorges;
Members at Large, J. G. Light and
J. M. Schell.
(It was very nice seeing Joe Schell here on
May 15, after 33 years! For those of you who
don't know it, Joe was President of Arts '21
The Penticton Branch of the U.B.C.
Alumni Association sponsored the
third visit of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet on May 10. The presentation was
most enjoyable and proceeds went towards the local bursary fund.
—Edith W.  Hatfiield,  B.A.Sc. '29
(nee Edith White Tisdall).
A meeting of the Regina Branch was
held in the new Research building at
the Imperial Oil Refinery with genial
President Rex Brown, B.A.Sc '27,
and a Great Trekker, presiding. Rex
is chief chemist in Regina. Our thanks
to you, Rex, for a wonderful evening,
sightseeing and meeting old friends.
Around Regina are the following and
what they .are doing: Caroline Bag-
shaw, B.A. '52, secretary in law office;
Rev. Jim Dalton, Theol. '43, rector
Lakeview Anglican Church; Jerry
Frankowitch, B.A.Sc. '49, United Geophysical Co.; Gray Gillespie. B.Com.
'48. Gillespie F16ral Ltd. (Corresponding Secretary); Lyle Hardy, B.Com.
'48, Personnel Dept., Dominion Income
Tax; Mrs. Phyllis Mathews, B.A. '27,
nee Hemsworth, at 2836 Angus St.;
Jack Mather, B.A.Sc. '50, City of Regina Engineers; Ken Sherbin, B.A. '54,
Victoria Construction Co.; Ernie Tea-
gle, B.Com. '47, Credit Dept. Imperial
Oil (Branch Director); Len Thorn,
B.A.Sc. '49, Shell Oil; Dorothy Washington, B.Ed. '40. Mental Health Clinic. Others around: Gordon Glass, B.
Com. '50, and Paul Vogt.
We don't know if we Saskatchewan
"types" are particularly delinquent or
not. but here's the array employed with
Saskatchewan Government Social Welfare Department, Regina: Lottie Cul-
ham, B.S.W. '47; Lorraine Garris. M.S.
W. '48; Lorraine Hodgert, B.A. '53,
(your Branch Secretary) : Garth Homer,
B.S.W. '53; Merrill McDonald, B.S.W.
'50, and Ken Torrance, B.S.W. '49. at
the Boys' School; Jane Rees, B.S.W.
'54; Helen Rees, B.S.W. '54; Joan English, B.S.W. '49; Genevieve Singleton,
M.S.W.' 50; Harold Zukerman, B.S.W.
'54; former Branch Secretary and Social
Welfare type, Lorna Cheriton, M.S.W.
'50, now travelling in Europe for a
year. Located in Yorkton with Social
Welfare is Thordis Asgeirsson, B.S.W.
'54. Leaving Social Welfare for Saskatoon is Mary McKechnie, B.S.W.
'51. Passing through. Leo Olson,
B.Com. '49. R.C.A.F. Supply Officer,
has wife and family here. Robin Thornton, B.A. '50, with California Standard
Oil has been transferred to Peace River,
Alberta; Bill Nichol, to Calgary with
Imperial Oil Co.
Good luck to you all.
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE The next meeting of the branch
alumni is slated for September and a
good turnout is expected. All members
have been provided with a roster and
are on the Chronicle Mailing List.
Alumni coming to Regina are requested to give any of the directors a call.
—Gray Gillespie, B.Com. '48.
(Please note : The Chronicle is mailed regularly only to Alumni who contribute to the
U.B.C.   Development  Fund.—Ed.)
Stan Arkley writes this cheery news
from  Seattle.
"As you probably remembered, we
planned on holding a picnic at my place
this summer and the day will be Sunday. July 11th, for all U.B.C. Alums
and their families."
(The committee in charge of the arrangements is composed of Mrs. Stanley Arkley,
chairman, with Mrs. Wm. Rosene and Mrs.
Fred   Brewis   as  assistants.)
"Since talking to you I have run into
several U.B.C.  people in  my travels.
"At Sedro Woolley, Wash., I had
lunch with Kenny Schell, Arts '25, and
regaled him with the doings at the
Alumni dinner. He is Personnel Director for the Skagit Iron Works at
Sedro Woolley, Wash.
"While skiing at Stevens Pass the
Sunday after the dinner, I met Edward
Matkovchik and his wife, who was at
U.B.C. 1949-50 (B.A. '49, M.A. '50).
They had just moved to Seattle from
California and were glad to hear there
was a U.B.C. Alumni group in Seattle.
"While attending the West Kootenay International High School Ski
meet at Rossland, B.C., in March, with
my son, Alfred and daughter Allegra.
who are on the Bellevue High School
Ski teams, I met again U.B.C. grads,
Don Roberts, B.A. '48; W. S. Potter,
B.A. '47, B.Ed. '48, and D. G. Chamberlain, B.A. '37, B.Ed. '46.
When in Spokane I spent a very enjoyable evening with Bruce Carrick,
B.A. '29. and his wife. Barbara, and
their two girls. He is Librarian of
the Spokane County Public Library."
—Stan Arkley, B.A. '25.
Southern California
The Annual Meeting of the Southern California Branch of the Alumni
Association of the University of British
Columbia was held on Saturday, April
24, at the Engineers' Club, Biltmore
Hotel, Los Angeles. A social hour was
followed by dinner.
A short business meeting was conducted by Arnold Ames, Chairman,
who introduced all members and guests
The election of new officers resulted
as follows: Lester McLennan, Arts '22,
Chairman; E. P. Duval, Law '50, Vice-
Chairman; Miss Victoria Herman, Arts
'21, Secretary-Treasurer. Annual dues
of 50c were announced as being due.
There being no further business, Mr.
Ames introduced Professor Emeritus
F. G. C. Wood, who reminisced about
the early "Fairview Days" in interesting and humorous manner.   Professor
Wood spends six months of the year
in Vancouver and six months in Laguna Beach, where he is active in the
Laguna Playhouse—"strictly for fun"
—he says. As well as telling about
those days of the University as early
as September, 1915, Professor Wood
asked our continued interest in the
U.B.C. Development Fund, and in the
coming elections to the University
Those present were: Prof, and Mrs.
F. G. C. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold
Ames, Sc. '37; Dr. and Mrs. L. W.
McLennan, Arts '22; Dr., Arts '22. and
Mrs. Lionel Stevesnon; Mr. and Mrs.
Dwight O. Miller (nee Patsy Lafon),
Arts '38; Mrs. Josephine Matheson,
Arts '36 (nee Henning), Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Cross (Jean Hood), Arts '24,
Arts '31; Miss Maxine McSweyn, Arts
'27; Miss Edith McSweyn, Arts '29;
Mr. and Mrs. G. Frank Waites, Arts
'32, Arts '26; Mr.. Arts '33, and Mrs.
Maurice Farrant; Miss Victoria Herman, Arts '21; Rev. Ward De Beck,
Arts '38; Dr. and Mrs. Harry Darley,
Sc. '42, Arts '44; E. P. Duval, Law 'SO;
Jack Tabbernor, Law '50; Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Hartley, Sc. '39, Arts '40.
—E. P. Duval, LL.B. '50.
(The following notice was sent out prior to
the Crew Regatta. The U.B.C. crew placed
second :o Stanford in a close finish in the
Consolation  Race.)
"All alumni in Southern California
are invited to attend the fourth annual
Newport Harbor Crew Regatta at
Newport Beach on Saturday, May 29th.
Crews from six colleges and universities, the Naval Academy at Annapolis and five private rowing clubs
will compete in singles, fours with cox.
and eights.
Schools participating are British Columbia, California, Navv. Oregon State,
Stanford, U.C.L.A. and U.S.C
The first race will begin at 11 a.m.
and the final race will start at 2 p.m.
on   a  2.000   meter  course   laid   out   on
the north Lido channel."
—Arnold M. Ames, B.A.Sc. '37.
I have been trying for some time to
find a moment to send you a brief report on the Western LTniversities
Dance which we held here on Saturday, March 13th. This is about the only
item of interest which I can supply at
the present time. I am trying to arrange a get-together of some kind in
the next few weeks for U.B.C. Alumni
here and an organizational meeting, so
we may have something more to report
for the Fall issue.
There were about fifty LT.B.C people at the dance and the total attendance was about five hundred and seventy, so U.B.C. was definitely in the
minority. However, we were numerous
enough to make the U.B.C. songs
heard, despite the competition, and we
were well represented in a photograph
which was taken by a photographer for
The Telegram. I am enclosing a print
for your use in the Chronicle if you
have some empty space to fill. I am
also enclosing a copy of the announcement which was sent out and which
contains information about the dance.
—Roy V. Jackson, B.A. '43.
(The Western Universities Dance was held
in the Crystal Ballroom of the Royal York
Hotel. A ribbon badge was worn tn identify
U.B.C. Alumni. Graduates of Alberta. Saskatchewan and Manitoba co-operated in giving
the  dance.
With the dance notice was enclosed a list
of names of Alumni with their Toronto addresses and a request to each recipient to
check the list and report any changes or additions   te   the   Chairman.—Ed.)
The U.B.C. Players' Club visited
Trail in the week of Congregation and
presented George Bernard Shaw's
"Major Barbara" on three consecutive
nights, May 18th, 19th and 20th, in
Rossland.   Trail   and   Castlegar.    They
At Universities of Western Canada Annual Dance, Toronto, March 13: From Left, Margy Fewston
(Saskatchewan), Jody Day (Alberta), Margaret Dickinson (nee MacCorkindale) U.B.C, H.E. '51,
Maureen  Hill  (nee Guild)  U.B.C, Arts '52, Shirley  Forsyth  (Manitoba).
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE performed very well and there was a
good deal of favourable comment. Our
local Alumni group sponsored the
three showings. In commenting on the
Rossland performance the Trail Times
reporter, Marg Johnsen, writes: "The
excellent performance of the entire cast
makes it impossible to pick out standouts. This reflects not only their own
considerable talents but those of their
directors. Joy Coghill and her assistant, Dru Brooks."
Dr. C. A. H. Wright,, B.Sc. '17, was
re-elected President of Trail Y.M.C.A.
at its annual meeting in February. Mr.
E. H. Gautschi, B.A.Sc. '36, was elected to the Board of Directors.
Mr. W. F. Hastings, B.A.Sc. '50, was
elected President and Mr. W. Ruck,
B.A.Sc. '45, was made Vice-President
of the Rossland Junior Chamber of
Commerce, at their first regular meeting since re-organization, March 29.
Mr. W. E. Lucas, B.A. '33, B.Paed.
(Toronto), Inspector of Schools, was
guest speaker at the Rossland Rotary
Club at the end of March when he
compared schools and school education at various periods in the past
100 years. In a report of this address
the Rossland Miner says, "At all times,
Mr. Lucas felt, the schools of the day
had endeavoured to prepare the students  for a place in  life."
The Consolidated Mining & Smelting
Company on May 5 announced senior appointments in the metallurgical
division of the Company. Mr. E. A.
Mitchell, B.A.Sc. '34, was named superintendent of the smelting department.
Mr. J. D. Hartley, B.A.Sc. '27, special
assistant to the superintendent, smelting department, succeeds Mr. Mitchell
as assistant superintendent (acting superintendent)   of  the  zinc  department.
At the same time, the Company announced three senior appointments in
the engineering division, of whom two
are U.B.C. Alumni. Mr. Lloyd Williams, B.A.Sc. '32, was named superintendent of development, and he is
succeeded in the position of superintendent of engineering trades by Mr.
E. H. Gautschi, B.A.Sc. '36. All these
appointments became effective June 1st.
U.B.C. at University of Illinois
Miss Elizabeth Bryson, B.A. '51, who
kindly supplied these notes, was winner of the Governor-General's Gold
Medal. For two years Miss Bryson
has continued her classical studies in
Illinois and will go to Greece, in September, for a year's study, under a
$2,000 Fellowship awarded her by the
American   School  in   Athens.
The list of 10 U.B.C. students who
are studying at Illinois may not be
complete, but it is interesting to note
that the number is almost 25% of the
total of 45 Canadians registered there
in graduate and undergraduate studies.
The total enrolment of foreign students is 527, in which number Canada
stands fourth, with China first (67),
Columbia second (55), India third (48).
John Francis Cochran, B.A.Sc. '50,
studying for Ph.D. in Physics, expects
to finish in the Fall of this year, 1954.
Marion Nyholm Gilmour, B.A. '49,
studying for Ph.D. in Bacteriology,
expects to finish degree work in the
summer of this year; at present research assistant in Bacteriology Laboratory.
Hugh Gilmour, B.A. '49, Marion's
husband, research associate in Chemistry, received Ph.D. from University
of Utah in 1953.
Ronald Alvin Macauley, B.A. '49,
M.A. '51, graduate assistant in Mathematics, has been here three years; expects Ph.D. in 1955.
Edwin S. Ramage, B.A. '51 (See
Alumni Notes).
Wilfred RozzelL, B.A. '52, studying
for Ph.D. in Bacteriology; with his
wife, Mary, a nurse from Vancouver.
Robert Angus Smith, B.A. '52, in
Dairy Bacteriology, now studying for
a Ph.D. in Bacteriology here, with his
wife, Ada, a Courtenay girl who attended   Victoria   College.
Gerald Wheatley. B.A. '52, research
assistant in the Institute of Labor and
Industrial Relations, expects to receive
his A.M. this spring and to carry on
studies  for a  Ph.D.  elsewhere.
Doreen Yorkston, B.A. '48; after receiving a Master's degree from the
University of Michigan, is now head
of the Document Section in the Library here.
—Betty Bryson, B.A. '51.
England Revisited Time Seven
By James A. Gibson, B.A. '31, B.Litt.,
Ph.D. (Oxon.)
There was quite a contrast between
our embarking at Quebec in an April
snowstorm and any earlier crossing of
the Atlantic I had made. Twice before
I had sailed from Quebec, but in an
Empress still lamented; once from
Montreal in a Maytime rain; once
from New York in a Manhattan dawn;
once from Halifax on a hot July night.
This was different from all others: we
were by now a family; and to Third-
Graders whose idea of a ship was mostly the Prescott-Ogdensburg ferry across
the St. Lawrence, though they had
once travelled in the Princesses Elaine
and Elizabeth, the Samaria, 20,000 tons,
was really a ship! They stood up well
to trans-Atlantic voyaging, but were
glad enough to disembark at Southampton in the midst of Spring.
It was 15 years since I had been in
England on any private occasion; and
15 years since my wife had last been
there. Our hearts took a great bound
as we drove away the following morning in our new gray Austin—Oliver by
name—and they were still bounding
nearly six months later when we re-
embarked at Southampton in the
Georgic for New York.
What was England like? Much the
same as I always remembered it, in the
shape of trees and flowers and winding
roads; much different in the spate of
glaring new houses; survivals of food
rationing; and television aerials sprouting from thatched cottages (the aerials
that is, not the thatches). It was of
course a season of pageantry, both before and after the Coronation. Though
we were living in Oxford, we never
visited London without seeing arches
being put up (or taken down), or
squadrons of the Household Cavalry
riding along the Mall, or the constant
procession of ships along the Thames.
The delight of our children in things
long known to parents was a source
of  wonder  and   delight.    Buckingham
Dean Faculty of Arts, Carlton College, Ottawa
Palace (first on their list), St. Paul's,
Trafalgar Square and St. James' Park,
where they spent many sunny half-
hours feeding pigeons and ducks; the
Strand and Fleet Street, which they
covered on foot; Regent's Park, alight
with roses and alive with its Zoo;
Thamesside and the Royal Festival
Hall, all belonged to this myriad pattern of London enjoyed. And there
was one happy day, at the end of the
Jubilee Reunion of Rhodes Scholars,
when we all travelled by boat from
Westminster Pier to Greenwich, were
gravely received at the steps of the
Royal Naval College by the Captain,
the First Lord of the Admiralty, and
the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, treated to a generous tea on the lawns, and then taken in
hand by two naval captains — both
grandfathers, both D.S.O.—for a friendly tour of this historic establishment.
The   Coronation   itself  was   a  most
moving event by any  standard of re-
Tom Tower, Christ Church,  Oxford
(From Rudolph Ackerman's History of Oxford,
in U.B.C. Library, published in 1814, gift of
Lester and Cora McLennan, Arts '22).
flection. We had known before leaving
Ottawa that we might expect to receive "Her Majesty's Commands"—
and in due course we did, together with
tickets of admission (straw-coloured
with rose borders); tickets for the buffet afterwards, embellished with gilt
crowns; meticulous directions from the
Metropolitan Police for approach and
departure in our "owner-driven" Austin; matter-of-fact, though precise, instructions about dress; green circles
and white squares to paste on the windscreen (windshield to you); and, towards twilight of June 1, we drove up
to London to stay in digs we had
known in 1938.
No other resident of Dyne Road,
N.W.6, seemed to be stirring at 5:45
a.m. when we drove off, Caroline in a
raspberry taffeta evening gown with
extra layers of wool underneath, and a
shoulder-veil caught up with flowers;
Jim in white tie and silk hat. But in
due course we merged into the Green
route, bowling along between Daimlers
and Rolls-Royces, parked by direction
on a bombed site, and walked into the
precincts of Westminster Abbey just
after 7. From then until 2:20 p.m. we
sat enthralled, rising with the throngs
to watch the brave and the fair entering by the great West Door, and joining "with hearts and hands and voices"
in the solemnity of one of the oldest
rituals of the world.
The Abbey trappings were beautiful
in all the muted splendour of blue and
old-gold; the music was superb beyond
any occasion of remembering elsewhere. Not 50 feet from where we sat,
Sir Adrian Boult conducted like an
agile fairy, eyes a-twinkle, hands
akimbo: orchestra of 60, choir of 400,
trumpeters a score, and all the day
seemed made for this music.
Coming away from the Abbey, we
were close enough to the Queen's
golden coach to touch it; close enough
to see the discomfiture of Admirals and
Air Vice-Marshals on horseback in the
rain; and hungry enough to do dignified justice to sandwiches and tea and
fruit-cake. We drove off by the signposted "departure route" beside the
Thames to Putney, crossing again at
Kew Bridge, along roads utterly deserted; and with such celerity that we
were home to Boar's Hill in time to
hear the BBC broadcast of the fly-past
over Buckingham Palace where the
Queen and the Duke were watching
from the balcony.
Oxford itself had its own pageantry.
Two fulsome cupids above the Town
Hall invited, and received, successive
applications of red paint and green
paint; but no artificial allurements
were needed for the gardens of New
College, or St. John's, or Rhodes
House. The Jubilee Reunion of Rhodes
Scholars, at the end of June, was
graced by brilliant weather and a lively
company of Scholars and their families.
One met contemporaries of 20 years
back and could be pardoned for remarking, inwardly, that time hadn't
dealt so badly with one after all. The
most impressive part, we thought, was
the special convocation in the Sheldon-
ian Theatre on July 1, when the University conferred honorary degrees on
five Rhodes Scholars of renown and
worth, two of them Canadian. To
scholars who, in past years, had had
to proceed to degrees in absence (and
pay £5 extra for the privilege) there
was a fine familial compensation in
proceeding to the M.A. (Oxon.) with
wives and children looking down from
the otherwise bare balconies. And
there was revelry by night, and sunlit
hours on and beside the river, and
walks over ground affectionately remembered from past years; and even
radio broadcasts and television helped 1o
capture the almost magic atmosphere.
After school for the children had
ended, we spent a wonderful month
travelling about: Bristol, with the
sturdy character of five centuries behind it; the Wye Valley; the Lake District, where we climbed a fell that recalled conflicts of the '15 and the '45;
the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh;
the fringes of the Highlands, round
about Callander and Loch Lomond;
the stark beauty of the Swale Valley;
York and the fen country; the unspoiled reaches of Dorset, and the sunshine of the Gower Coast of South
Wales. Then there was a final month
in London, interspersed with reading in
the Public Record Office and with the
frustrations produced by the McCar-
ran Act in Grosvenor Square. But we
all did land at New York on a golden
October afternoon (albeit as three
Canadian and two United States citizens) and in due course we came to
rest southward from  Princeton.
England revisited was certainly England appreciated and England enjoyed;
and the best proof was the intermittent
chorus which began (and still begins)
"The next time we go to England I'd
like to ... " We liked the green meadows and the singing birds and the
softly flowing streams. We liked London buses and picnic lunches in the
parks; and Shakespeare in College gardens and floodlighting everywhere. We
liked the civilized part of England so
much that we forbore the cold (when
it was cold, which was most of the
time) and the lack of some conveniences which Canada had accustomed
us to. Not everywhere can one walk
out at dusk and hear a nightingale
sing in the thicket; and for one mental
reservation there were 50 exultations.
England VIII, IX and X will certainly
be something!
Dining Hall, Christ Church, Oxford.   The walls contain a famous assortment of portraits.
(From Ackerman's History ot Oxford)
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE Women's Residence Halls
MARY    L.    BOLLERT,    M.A.    (Toronto),    A.M.
(Columbia),   First   Dean   of  Women   at   U.B.C.
(From painting  in Brock Hall by
Nesta Bowen Home)
The three Residence Halls—Mary
Bollert, Isabel Maclnnes and Anne
Wesbrook—have now been in operation for four Winter Sessions and have
housed approximately five hundred
undergraduate women students. During this time a pattern of living has
been evolving. Each spring the Residents choose fifteen of their number
to return the following year. These
women will guide the newcomers during their first year at University, arrange for the election of the other
members of the executive and set an
example in behaviour and study habits.
From these fifteen a President. Secretary-Treasurer and Vice-President are
elected to perform the executive duties
until the full council is elected in the
fall. The girls chosen for next year's
executive are: Barbara Hart of Pleas-
antside, President; Sylvia Macintosh
of Nelson, Secretary-Treasurer; and
Muriel Sharp of Chilliwack, Vice-
While the primary emphasis of life
is upon studies as is shown by scholarship holders who live and have lived
in Residence, the Executive also sponsors social activities. The Fall term is
inaugurated by the Dean of Women's
address and is usually followed by a
social hour during which the women
have the opportunity to meet the Dean.
Mrs. Sherwood Lett, wife of the
Chancellor of the University, has entertained the women at tea each year
for the past two years. The students
hold a tea for the women after whom
the Halls are named and take great
pleasure in meeting Dr. Maclnnes,
Mrs. Wesbrook and Miss Grace Bollert (sister of the late Dean Mary
Bollert).    An   informal   dance   is   held
By Katherine Brearley
in Brock Hall during the first term and
a formal ball during the second term.
This year the theme of the latter was
"An Evening in Manhattan". The
walls were cleverly decorated with
pink elephants designed by Pamela
Temple of Victoria. Each year an
evening is set aside for former Residents to revisit the Halls and meet the
new Residents. These parties are becoming increasingly popular and serve
to foster the feeling of continuity in
the Halls. The most enjoyable of the
informal parties was the one held under the Christmas tree and enlivened
by singing carols and by Santa Claus'
As recognition of the growing feeling of community life and friendly
rivalry, the Dean of Women last year
provided a cup to be awarded annually
to the Hall with the highest scholastic
standing and the greatest interest in
Residence activities. Last year Isabel
Maclnnes Hall won the cup and Anne
Wesbrook Hall has claimed it for the
coming vear.
+    +    +
so yet, please send your contribution
now. I know there are hundreds of
U.B.C. alumni who intend to do something but just haven't got around to
it. If you are one of those, please take
out your cheque book at once.
This year the Development Fund
has taken under its wing a number of
special funds, main- of which have received encouraging support from both
alumni   and   non-alumni.
One of these is the Knox Memorial
Fund, created in memory of A. W. D.
Knox, son of Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Knox
of Kelowna, wdio died suddenly just
as he was on the eve of a career in
medicine. The fund has received nearly
$4000 from  70 donors.
Another is the A. H. Hutchinson Endowment Scholarship Fund, organized
by members and graduates of the department of biology to honor Dr. A.
H. Hutchinson, head of the department,
who retired this year. The fund will
provide scholarships or bursaries for
students in biology.
A third special fund is the R. C.
Palmer Memorial, established by graduates in agriculture in memory of the
early U.B.C. graduate who became
head of the Summerland Experimental
Station and contributed much to agriculture in B.C.   Eighty have contribut-
Development Fund Progress
There's still time to make your contribution to the Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund for 1954, and there's
a wide variety of funds within the fund
to which you may assign your contribution.
More than 2000 alumni have already
made their donations but there's much
to be done if the objective of 2300 is
to be reached by the fund's closing date
—August  31.
Please,  please—if you  haven't  done
ed nearly $800 this year, in addition to
the $3500 raised in 1953.
The Home Management House Fund
has  received $3287 from  175  donors.
Board of Directors of the 1954 Development Fund campaign includes:
Aubrey F. Roberts, Peter J. Sharp. H.
I. Andrews. Kenneth O. MacGowan,
Ben Stevenson, R. D. Jordan Guy. E.
Barry Sleigh, E. W. H. Brown. Dr.
Frank A. Turnbull, C. H. Wills.
—Aubrey F. Roberts.
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE       10 The President Reports
University Policy—Buildings and Housing
Increase in Number of Students
At this time, soon after the end of
the University academic year, it is appropriate to consider the position of
the University of British Columbia in
relation to its function of carrying on
a programme of teaching and research
for its students and the people of British Columbia.
It has become apparent that the student population of the University is
growing and that in the near future
we will be called upon to provide facilities for almost double the number of
students who were enrolled this year.
This increase will tax our resources to
the utmost during the next five years.
Inadequacy of Present Housing
We still suffer from a lack of physical accommodation which will make it
extremely difficult to provide adequate
classroom space, adequate living accommodation and adequate conveniences for the new students we will be
called upon to accept, and five years
from now the task of providing accommodation will become almost impossible unless we can begin to plan now
for an extensive programme of capital
In these circumstances I want to
suggest to our alumni what I believe to
be the general policy of the University
in regard to a building programme.
The first claim on our funds and our
efforts must always be to provide the
new classrooms and new laboratories
which are essential to the primary
function of the University — that of
teaching. Only when those needs are
satisfied can we go on to provide the
additional living accommodation and
facilities which are desperately needed.
The history of our building programme at the University is one which
is inextricably tied in with the history
of our country during the past forty
years. A building programme which
might have been adequate for our needs
and enabled us to keep pace with the
growth of this province was scrapped
because of the First Great War and
we have never fully recovered from this
setback. Fifteen years ago, when a new
programme was in sight, the Second
Great War broke out.
The result was that at the conclusion
of that conflict we were not equipped
to meet the demands made by the returning veterans and it was only by a
policy of ''make-do' that we were able
to take care of the thousands of veterans who returned from overseas and
sought higher education. We did not
—indeed, we could not, in all fairness
and honesty—refuse to accept a single
qualified veteran. It is a matter of
great personal satisfaction to me, and
to all—Senate, Board of Governors and
Faculty—that we were able to fulfill
our duty in this regard.
The marks of those years, however,
are still on the campus.
Many of our classrooms are still in
the old army huts which we were able
to procure at that time, and these huts
are deteriorating. Many other of our
buildings were designed as temporary
construction—and are still with us.
Fire Hazard
These buildings, and especially the
huts, are inadequate for our present
needs—and the greater needs of the
near future—and in addition they constitute a fire hazard which is a matter
of grave concern to the administration.
A serious fire among these buildings
might leave us without facilities to
carry on even our present programme.
In a great many cases the equipment
which is installed in these huts is of
far more value than the huts themselves—and more difficult to replace.
We have already had the experience of
losing our metallurgical laboratory due
to fire and that building has not yet
been replaced.
Moreover, these huts are generally
ugly and unattractive. They detract
from the beauty of the campus and we
cannot justify the expenditure to improve their appearance when we so
badly need other facilities.
More Funds Needed
In connection with our lack of buildings, and of funds for a new building
programme, I should like to draw attention to the remarks of the Chancellor of the University in a speech he
gave some weeks ago. At that time
he declared that, in most of our sister
provinces and in many other countries,
governments have contributed a greater proportion of public funds on higher
education than have we in British Columbia.     The    conclusion   is    obvious.
Lectured  at  U.B.C.  April  30 on "New  Knowledge   of   Ancient   History."
More funds must be made available to
this University if we are to do the
work that has been and is being demanded of us. A rapidly developing
province needs new skills, more people
in the established professions, and
more and more complicated kinds of
research. All these require buildings,
facilities  and  staff.
We know what we need to enable
the University of British Columbia to
meet the demands of the future.
Specific Buildings Required
First, the government should provide the funds for a building for the
Faculty of Medicine at the Vancouver
General Hospital. This was approved
by the Legislature some three years
ago. On the campus, we need a new
Arts and Science building to replace
the huts. We must have a Medical
Sciences building for the pre-clinical
work in Medicine and to house the
valuable and essential equipment now
located in huts. We need new residences, both for men and women. We
should have buildings for the Faculty
of Agriculture, for Architecture and
the Fine Arts, and the Department of
Mining and Metallurgy. Our School
of Commerce, which has been making
an outstanding contribution to the industry and business of this province,
should have new buildings to properly
carry on its work.
We should have in addition funds
to provide for lighting on the campus,
to enable us to pave the Malls—and
these, incidentally, are streets used by
the general public, which are not normally a direct charge on a University—
and to install new power lines, new
sewers, and for the proper maintenance of the buildings and grounds.
It is obvious that if we are to do all
this—and we must do it if we are to
continue to be an institution capable
of fulfilling the task which has been
assigned to us—we must have money
made available to us in the very near
I would like, once more, to refer to
the speech of our Chancellor before
the Gyro Club of Vancouver. He said:
"The LTniversity of British Columbia
has an urgent need right now for buildings which will cost us from $10,-
000,000 to $15,000,000. We cannot do
this all at once but we must do it in
the next five to seven years if we are
to keep pace with our responsibilities
to the youth of British Columbia."
I must associate myself wholeheartedly with what the Chancellor said and
I take this opportunity to ask the
alumni of this University to give their
utmost support to measures which will
assist THEIR University to continue
to serve their province and their
11       U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE Make the Night Joint-Labourer with the Day
At the Summer School this year, you
may study Family Camping" Trips.
This course should appeal to preachers
and philosophers who are tempted to
think, in their gloomier moments, that
life is almost as bad as a picnic.
The course in Family Camping Trips
is offered as one of three courses in
Human Relations. Now, far be it from
good old Brocky to deny the value of
such a study of the Fuller Life. If anything brings out Human Relations (including cousins), it is camping. Especially family camping. No, my only
disappointment is to learn that this
course will not gain me credit toward
a degree. What, no hood or even a
poncho? Not even, if you will permit
the phrase, an outboard mortarboard?
Is there to be no degree in the
School of Hard Knocks? This is absurd. Many a social scientist gets a
Ph.D. simply by walking through a
slum or a sweat-shop and jumping to
conclusions. And not jumping very
athletically, either, but with his hands
in his pockets. What has a slum or
sweat-shop got that camping hasn't
g;ot? Camping combines the more
obvious injustices of each, and to these
it adds the general characteristics of
the slave-camp.
Camping has even got a highly
scientific jargon of its own.   Take the
By David Brock
word "contubernal", for example.
(Even the Shorter Oxford Dictionary
will supply it. Or to be had from all
good outfitters.) "Contubernal" means
"sharing a tent". Studies in the lofty
use of words like that are the very
stuff of which degrees are made. "Some
Aspects of Contubernality" . . . you
can see it from here.
The course consists of nine weekends
in July and August, each devoted to a
field trip. (What, no laboratory work?)
One wonders how the nine trips are
divided. In nine trips it should be possible to study:
1. Fire-fighting, including Burnt Offerings, and the effect of Candles on Silk
Tents; 2. Rough Oaths for Emergencies; 3. Dead Silence (a) by day, and
(b) by night; 4. Judging a Campsite by
Hearsay; 5. Efficient Quarrelling, including the Permanent Feud; 6. Dealing with Campers who Look on the
Bright Side; 7. The Broken Home; 8.
Hard-lying Allowances; 9. Deficiency
Other subjects will, of course, occur
to the morbid. "The Ukulele in Peace
and War" is an excellent topic. (Why
not form your Discussion Group to-
Another  promising  subject   is   this:
to what extent is it democratic for
three campers to impose their will on a
fourth? And do Minority Rights in
camp include the Divine Right of a
Bossy Fourth to control the other
three? And is it better and more democratic to have all four unanimously unhappy and resentful than to have one
of them stubbornly enjoying himself to
the  far deeper resentment of the  rest?
The most philosophical topic would
be "It All Adds to the Fun". I find
that women believe this less than men,
after the event, but they say it oftener
and believe it more at first. Not being
a woman myself. I make a free gift of
this subject to Miss Gloria Gritz. Before she graduated in Home and Camp
Economics, Miss Gritz was elected the
Campers' Queen.
Her best bet, I am convinced, would
be Act One of "As You Like It". Indeed, she might care to rewrite the
thing (possibly for the CBC) as "The
Camper's As You Like It". All that
stuff about sermons in stones is just
what a camper needs. "Sing hey ho,
the holly, this life is most jolly". That
chorus could be expanded indefinitely
by the semi-singers in their semi-circle
round the semi-fire. "Sing hey ho, the
bannock, this life is a panic", and so
on. It would all add to the fun. Don't
forget that adding-machine.
MADE   IN   B.C.
12 revision
of PI
The Report of the Alumni Committee on Athletics, set up in the autumn
of 19S2. with Dr. W. C. Gibson as
Chairman, made its report a year ago,
a summary of which, with the Committee's recommendations, was set forth
in an article by Dr. Gibson in the June-
July Chronicle. The Alumni Executive accepted the report and appointed
a committee to give further study to
the problem with special reference to
the provision of playing fields adequate
for present and future needs of the
University. Mr. Charles M. Campbell,
Jr.. was appointed chairman, with the
following as Committee members:
Grant Donegani, Mary Fallis, W. C.
Gibson, John Haar, Les Hempsall
Marjorie Leeming, Hugh Marshall,
Arthur Sager, Dave Turner, J. E. Underhill and Harry Warren.
Immediate Planning for Future Needs
This Committee has now completed
its work and its report was presented
to the Alumni Association Executive
Committee at its May meeting. Data
collected regarding University playing
field areas in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States make it
clear "that the facilities at the University of British Columbia are generally comparable to those at similar institutions elsewhere." It is also "clear
that, in many instances in the United
States, university expansion has seriously encroached on playing field
areas". . . . "It is not necessary," the
Committee urges, "that this should happen to future generations of University
of British Columbia students. This
university is fortunately adjacent to
extensive undeveloped crown land and
must take immediate advantage of this
situation by arranging for permanent
allocation of inviolate playing areas."
The  Target
With regard to the basic question,
"What constitutes a suitable playing-
field acreage," the Committee discovered a wide divergence between theory
and practice. The report is unable to
refer to "standards or requirements in
Canada because such information has
not been made available" to them. Harvard with student enrolment of 10,239,
has one acre of playing fields per 100
students. U.B.C, with current enrolment of 5,463, has .27 acres per 100
Present Situation Serious
The report stresses the inadequacy
of present playing fields. "Field limitations are such that, during the last
three years, intramural competition has
had to limit entries from any one group
to one team, and has had to run on a
"knockout schedule" basis, thus limiting 75% of the participants to one or
two games. . . . The situation is even
worse than indicated since, because of
By   Charles   M.   Campbell,   Jr.,   B.A.,
B.A.Sc. '38
the unplayability of the fields even on
good days, this limited schedule has
not been completed in the past three
years. . . . And, further, there have
been occasions recently when "Varsity"
teams have been *unable to carry out
necessary practice because of no available space."
Suggested Athletic Program
The Committee states its views of
future requirements based on the principle widely accepted "that every student shall have the opportunity to engage in some regular athletic activity."
The report continues: "For some tlv.s
will take the form of skiing, rowing or
other activities off the campus; for
others it will take the form of gymnastics, basketball, swimming or other indoor activities, but for a large group
—and this will include some of the
above—it will take the form of football,
touch football, rugby, soccer, grass
hockey, lacrosse, and, we hope, ultimately  skating and  ice  hockey.
"As fields become available, the required program for Freshmen and
Sophomores may include these field
games and the advent of men's residences will undoubtedly increase intramural activity. In any case it is not
unreasonable to expect that one-third
of the men students will participate in
them. The anticipated enrolment in
another decade or so is 12,000; of these
9,000 will be men, and a third of this
number is 3,000. If a minimum of
activity is to be two games per week,
then this group will play at least 120
games, and if fields are to be restricted
to four games per week, this means
thirty fields of approximately two acres
each. . . . Fields must also be provided
for the women, and the stadium and
tennis courts will occupy additional
Playing Field Requirements
It is clear that with an anticipated
enrolment of 12,000 and assuming maximum playability, we must plan to set
aside at least 120 acres for this purpose.
If there is any possibility that enrolment will go beyond this figure, then
added provision must be made. Such
provision must be considered now. Current financial restrictions must not be
allowed to interfere with the setting
apart of suitable land which can be
developed later as funds become available."
The report calls attention again to
the suitability for playing fields of the
land now occupied by the radio transmitting station and the area set apart
for theological colleges, in close proximity to the changing rooms in the
War Memorial Gymnasium, and points
out    that    games    development    there
Report of Alumni Committee
on Athletic Sports
would add  .33  acres  per  100  students
with an enrolment of  12.000.
The recommendations of the Committee  are:
1. That provision be made now in
the University Master Development
Plan for not less than 1.25 acres of
playing field area per 100 students on
a basis of ultimate anticipated enrolment, and further that these areas be
set apart for this purpose on a perpetual basis.
2. That negotiations be entered into
as soon as possible between the Provincial Government, the Department of
Transport and the University, with a
view to providing an alternative site
for the Wireless Station, to which it
can be removed at some future convenient date.
3. That every effort be made to relocate, in the University Plan, those
sites set apart for religious groups in
the proposed playing field area north
of the War Memorial Gymnasium, and
if this is not entirely possible, that their
building program be so directed that
the fullest possible playing field development be allowed in this area.
4. That, in the planning of men's
residences, serious consideration be
given to locating them conveniently
adjacent to new playing field areas.
5. That the University authorities be
asked to include representatives appointed by the Alumni Association on
University Campus Planning Committees; and that the Director of Physical
Education be made a member of the
Committee dealing with campus development and layout.
6. That the U.B.C. Development
Fund policy of including playing fields
in their list of objectives be continued;
that graduating classes be encouraged
to devote class gifts to playing fields;
and that the policy of establishing playing fields as memorials, or otherwise
naming them in order to assure perpetuation, be encouraged.
7. That a detailed questionnaire be
prepared to determine the full athletic
experience and athletic interests of all
students entering the University which
would be filled out at the time of registration, or at the time of the medical
examination, or at some other suitable
time. The questionnaire should be sufficiently detailed to give useful information on the effect of the high school
and other community programmes in
this field. This would be the first step
in the accumulation of factual information to form the basis of future studies
and  planning.
8. That the Executive of the Alumni
Association actively pursue these recommendations.
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE Sports Summary
By R. J. (Bus) Phillips
(Co-ordinator of Athletics)
With the exception of cricket, which
continues throughout the summer, and
rowing, which also enjoys a long season, athletics at U.B.C. have officially
concluded for the 1953-54 season. It
has been an interesting season, not
without its surprises, and disappointments. The overall record is a good
one, and would require considerable
space to outline in detail. We shall try
to pick out some of the incidents
which may serve to indicate the
breadth of the sports programme at
The Thunderbird Conference record
was not impressive, as it lost all of its
league games, but newcomer Coach
Don Coryell whipped together a fighting team, which gave the opposition
plenty to worry about. Highlights of
the season—the Paraplegic Bowl Game
against McGill, the impressive victory
over Stukus' Vancouver Cubs, Bob
Brady's nomination to the All-Star
Team, and Jack Hutchinson's brilliant
offensive record, which won him nomination to the second All-Star Team.
Jack Hutchinson was second in the
scoring, third in the rushing and third
in the pass receiving. Gordon Flemons
was second in passing, gaining 413
yards; Gerry Stewart was seventh in
passing. Gordon Flemons also had the
distinction of gaining 85 yards by passing to Jack Hutchinson, against
C.P.S., and leading the field in this
category. U.B.C. was second in "most
yards passing", with 238 yards, against
both C.P.S. and Eastern.
The 1953-54 season saw the graduation of three first-stringers — Captain
Brian Upson, Guard Dan Zaharko, and
Centre Geoff Craig. U.B.C.'s overall
record of 11 wins and 13 losses, included two Conference victories; four
of the 10 Conference losses were by 3
points or less. John McLeod made the
All-Star Team (also finished up fourth
in the scoring). Geoff Craig won honourable mention, and was seventh in
the individual scoring.
The University of Alberta was favoured to take the Western Inter-collegiate crown, and U.B.C.'s decisive
victory in two straight games was the
highlight of our Basketball season.
Lacking a senior league in which to
play, our hockey squad was forced to
engage in junior hockey competition,
with the inevitable result that it was
not conditioned to take the ice on equal
footing with the University of Alberta,
and so we lost the Hamber trophy in
two straight games. The team travelled to Colorado where they lost a
series each to the University of Denver,
and Colorado College. Outstanding in
the season's play was the defensive
work of Bob Gilhooley.
The Varsity soccer team played a
rugged schedule in the Coast League
"B" division, finishing in second place.
Captain Dick Matthews provided inspiring leadership to this excellent
team which deserved far more student
support than it received.
The rugby team had a very unimpressive record during the fall term,
losing all its matches except one,
in Miller Cup Competition. Continued
losses in the early weeks after the New
Year must have made Coach Laith-
waite doubt the team's ability to retain
the World Cup. In California Captain
Bill Whyte led the team out of mediocrity, and U.B.C. returned with a nine-
point lead, plus a smashing 20-8 win
over U.C.L.A. Our 42-3 defeat at the
hands of New Zealand's famous All-
Blacks was not as bad as the score indicates. U.B.C. split with California,
once again, but managed to keep the
World Cup, by a 13 point margin.
The Ski Team competed in two
major meets, one at Red Mountain,
near Rossland, and the other at Mount
Norquay, Banff. Nine top college
teams competed in seven events, with
the U.B.C. team well down the list in
the final standings, but not last.
Harvey Abell proved to be U.B.C.'s
most consistent point getter, while
Dick Anderson was outstanding in the
John and Charles Loewen proved
once again that they are by far the
best fencers in the Pacific Northwest.
In fact, lack of competition may be
their only stumbling block in preparing
for the forthcoming British Empire
and Commonwealth Games. Fencing is
gaining popularity as a participant
sport, at least, and the Junior Team
won both its matches against Royal
Roads Military College.
U.B.C. Swimmers and Divers continued to dominate the Evergreen Conference competition by winning the
trophy at Cheney, Washington in
March. With the completion of the
new pool, U.B.C. swim teams will compete favourably against colleges in the
Northern Division of the Pacific Coast
Thunderbird Rowers stroked their
way to two consecutive victories over
Oregon State, to retain possession of
the "Egg Cup". Frank Read's well-
conditioned athletes have made a good
showing in California, where they took
the measure of the top U.S. crews at
the Newport Beach Regatta on May
29, finishing just behind the winning
Stanford crew in the Consolation race
and defeating U.S.C. and U.C.L.A.
This year's U.B.C. crew will also
enter the B.E.G. trials, and they have
every chance of success.
Exams and University closing forced
the baseball team to disband after
playing only three games (all against
Western Washington College of Education), two of which we won. This
well - balanced team, led by Coach
Bill Whyte, proved to be one of
U.B.C.'s better teams in recent years.
U.B.C.'s three man team of Harold
Rice, John Russell and Allen Rae, won
the Evergreen Conference Golf Tournament at Tacoma. Harold Rice with
143, and John Russell with 144, placed
2nd and 3rd respectively, in the individual standings.
The U.B.C. Tennis Team won two
and lost two of its Intercollegiate tennis matches, preliminary to the Evergreen Conference.
In a repeat performance, U.B.C.'s
Larry Barclay defeated Bill Medin,
College of Puget Sound, 6-4, 7-5, to
win the Evergreen Conference Singles
tennis championship. Later, Barclay
teamed up with Jim Killeen to defeat
the C.P.S. team of Medin and Pearson
in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.
Track and Field
With the exception of Doug Kyle,
and Peter Harris, men's track at
U.B.C. was in a decided slump over
the past term. However, these two
talented athletes have written impressive records in the books of Canadian
track history. Doug Kyle established
a new Canadian record in the 6 mile
run, early in the new year. The team
of Jack Brummitt, Gordon Oates, Peter
Harris and Doug Kyle set a new Canadian record in the Distance Medley
Relay (440, 880, %, mile). Peter Harris
was awarded the Fred Tees Memorial
Trophy as Canada's outstanding college athlete for 1953. Doug and Peter
shared victory honours in every local
cross-country meet, besides finishing
No. 2 and No. 3 in the Oregon State
Championships, and the Pacific Northwest Championships. Doug Kyle won
the mile at the Evergreen Conference
Meet, and also the two mile, when he
broke the old record by 19 seconds.
Unfortunately, Peter Harris withdrew from the Conference Meet due to
a leg injury. Gordon Oates was also
side-lined  for  the  same  reason.
Both Doug Kyle and Peter Harris
are training hard to make the B.E.G.
Canadian Team.
Alice Whitty, who is recognized as
being in the world class in the high
jump, is now attending U.B.C. and will
undoubtedly represent Canada at the
McGill-Thunderbird game at
Montreal, September 18. If you
can make the trip with the team
phone Bus Phillips at U.B.C.
Memorial Gym.
By Frank J. E. Turner
This is one column it is difficult to
write. It's even more difficult to say
what you'd like to say in a few short
First—to all members of the University family (Alumni, Faculty and Administration, students and other
friends) I should like to say very sincerely "THANK YOU VERY
MUCH" for the privilege of serving
with and for you during a very interesting period of U.B.C.'s growth. The
fact that U.B.C.'s overall development
has been orderly, in spite of pressing
demands on staff and facilities, may be
largely attributable to the keen, active
interest shown by this group.
Second—to Association volunteers
especially (successive Executives,
Chronicle committees, Fund Boards,
Branch officers and hundreds of others
active in Fund or Association work)
may I offer not only my personal
thanks for their consideration and cooperation, but also commendation for
the fine manner in which they have
individually and collectively served
their Alma Mater to date. They deserve a great deal of credit for the tremendous strides made so far in bringing sympathetic, intelligent understanding as well as moral and practical assistance to bear upon the University's
many problems.
FRANK  TURNER  (See  Page  25)
(On April 30 Frank resigned as Executive-
Director U.n.C. Alumni Association to join
London  Life Insurance Company in Vancouver I
Third—all too often the vital part
played by the "pioneers" is either forgotten or "glossed over"—may I here
remind you that the Convocation
Founders and early Faculty members,
including First U.B.C. President, Dr.
F. F. Wesbrook, laid a solid, sound
foundation. It is worthy of note that
successive student and Faculty leaders
(and latterly Alumni) have carried
through in establishing U.B.C.'s motto
"Tuum Est" as really meaning both
"It is Yours" and "It's Up To You".
This challenge has been met yearly
through initiative and stubborn maintenance of high scholarship. This tradition  (perhaps best dramatized by the
Great Student Trek of '22) has been
personally "lived" by men like the late
Chancellor, Dr. R. E. McKechnie,
President - Emeritus L. S. Klinck,
Chancellor-Emeritus E. W. Hamber,
President N. A. M. MacKenzie and
Chancellor Sherwood Lett.
Fourth—more and more of U.B.C.'s
"products" are making their mark all
over the world, particularly in B.C.'s
agricultural, industrial, business and
professional life. Through the unmis-
takeable contributions being made by
U.B.C. graduates and the University
in many other ways, the people of this
Province are beginning to realize just
how important an asset this institution
is, and how intimately it affects the
lives of us all.
Fifth—to the members of the staff of
the Alumni office, past and present, the
Alma Mater Society, and the University (non-teaching) — may I say
"THANK YOU" for your patience,
persistence and loyal support.
Finally—there can be no doubt that
this institution, with integrity of purpose, sound academic standards, excellent leadership and effective teamwork, growing support from alumni
and other friends, and with intellectual
freedom, should gradually become one
of the truly great institutions of higher
learning in the world. Let's help in
whatever way we can.
Thank you again and good luck to
you—and  to  IT.B.C.!
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By Robert M. Clark, B.Com. '41,
B.A. '42, A.M., Ph.D. (Harv.)
Manchester, a city of about 705,000
inhabitants, is headquarters in Lancashire for rain and smog. Coal is, of
course, the chief fuel used for domestic
and industrial purposes. The battalions
of smoke roll over the city, gradually
blackening buildings, and even stunting
the growth of vegetables in the market
gardens at the outskirts of the City.
Smog infiltrates through closed windows, leaving a grimy layer of sooty
dust on everything. It insidiously fingerprints clothes put outside to dry, so
that even the most conscientious housewife is forced to admit to herself that
she cannot hope to get her washing
really clean. One day, when the smog
was exceptionally bad, it was darker
at noon than on a moonlight night.
Most Manchester buildings are brick
and were built before 1900. One frequently sees blocks of two-storey
houses built wall to wall, all virtually
identical, with small gardens at the
back, enclosed by high brick walls.
From an architectural viewpoint, generally speaking, Manchester is scarcely in the vanguard of progress.
Central heating in houses is a rarity.
The typical Englishman is content to
rely on Mother Nature to regulate the
temperature in most rooms of his
home, if he and his family can warm
their facades by a cheerful coal fire.
Fortunately the winter so far has been
mild, with only about two weeks of
below freezing conditions. Our water
pipes froze one night when the temperature dropped to 19 degrees, but
obligingly thawed in the next few days
without cracking.
On the whole, the food situation is
better than we had anticipated. The
Government did not bring in winter
meat rationing until we had sent off
Christmas cards with notes telling
people that meat was not rationed. The
ration is equivalent to about 45 cents
per person per week, but the amount
obtained varies, depending on the quality of meat one buys, being almost unlimited for tripe and cowheels. Bacon,
ham, sausages and tinned meat are not
rationed. The only other food tightly
rationed is butter, the present ration
per person being three ounces weekly.
Whitworth   Hall   (Auditorium)   Oxford   Street
Robert M. Clark, U.B.C. Exchange Professor in
Economics, at Manchester University, Session
The Government has announced that
food  rationing  will  end   this   summer.
Fine Arts
Manchester is famous as a cultural
centre. In the major fields of culture,
the Art Gallery is disappointing. The
Halle Symphony Orchestra, under Sir
John Barbaroli, is outstanding. Many of
the best plays are tried out in this city
before being introduced into London.
There are several scientific and literary societies where speakers of distinction are heard. Two internationally
famous libraries are here—the John
Rylands Library, a treasure house of
precious volumes and documents for
scholars, and the Manchester Public
The University
The weathered buildings of the University of Manchester, which has about
5,600 students this year—almost the
same number as U.B.C.—are a motley
collection which include structures
built for the University, a large obsolete girls' school and several ancient
condemned stone houses. The University is situated in an area which has
depreciated greatly in the last half
century. It is surrounded by houses
almost uniform in their dinginess, interspersed with a few small shops. The
older University buildings are blackened with successive layers of Manchester grime. There are a few attractive new brick buildings, including the
Arts Building, finished a few years ago,
and a Science building soon to be
Numbers of Students
Standards of admission to British
universities are higher than in Canada.
Britain, with more than three times the
population of Canada, had about
84,000  full-time  university  students  in
1951-52—a total only slightly larger
than the number in Canada. This comparison, however, is misleading, partly
because students in Britain normally
take a bachelor's degree in most faculties in three years. This is possible because they have covered in school most
of the material which under our system,
would be taught in first year university.
Moreover, it should be added that
many people in Britain who study at
technical and commercial colleges are
not counted as university students
here, although comparable students
would be included in Canada. 72% of
the students in the 23 British universities and colleges received scholarships
or bursaries in 1951-52—a far higher
percentage than in  Canada.
Notwithstanding these facts, I do
not find in my own classes that the
students are significantly brighter than
the students at home. Possibly my
classes are not representative.
Teaching Methods
In one respect, however, namely,
capacity to write effectively, I consider
English students to be noticeably superior to Canadian students. This superiority is largely due, I think, to more
extensive practice in writing. There
is much less emphasis on lectures in
British universities. At the University
of Manchester, seminars in economics
begin in the first year, and students
have to write short essays every two
weeks. Moreover, and this to me is
the most impressive feature of the
University system here, honours undergraduates receive individual tutorial instruction. In their last two years, they
have an hour every two weeks with
their faculty adviser. I have four such
students, and, as is the custom here,
they have to write an essay every two
What is our overall impression of
England? We are exasperated at times
by the petty inconveniences that
abound in daily living. But we are
grateful for the opportunity to get to
know British people. We are privileged to watch at close range efforts
to deal with great problems that we
Canadians will one day be called upon
to solve. We are glad to be here because of what Britain has meant and
still means in contributions to world
civilization and Canadian traditions.
(Photos  by Merle Clark  (nee  Wiedrick).  Smog
is  responsible  for the  uncertain  outlines.)
Men's   Union,   Arts   Library,   Arts   Building
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE        16 Valedictory—May 17
By Don Anderson
It is a very great honour at any time to graduate from
a University, an honour, let us hope, that is at least partially deserved. There is, moreover, a special honour today
in being a member of the first graduating class in Medicine
from the LTniversity of British Columbia. The trials of the
past seven to eight years seem to fade in the light of this
privilege, and I would be remiss were I not to express the
most heartfelt thanks on behalf of the graduating class in
this newest faculty, to the citizens of the province for the
financial investment they have made in our education, and
to Dean Weaver and his colleagues in the faculty, who have
met so well the challenge of starting a new school.
We, in Medicine, have been especially privileged today
to graduate in company with Dr. Brock Chishohn and Dr.
Ethlyn Trapp. These physicians have taught us that medicine has a universal obligation; that we who graduate are
not to confine our thoughts to our immediate environment
of patients, but are to become concerned about national
and global matters. We have learned that medicine has no
boundaries in race, creed or color; that all human beings,
each of distinct worth, need our attention, and that it is the
total personality, social as well as physical and mental, that
we serve. This afternoon we are on the verge of facing our
obligation for the first time.
What I have said about Medicine applies equally as well
to you who are graduating from other faculties. The ability
of medicine to combine science and the humane arts so
effectively for the service of mankind should serve to stimulate each one of us. Whether we have studied in the great
halls or in the tiny huts of this institution, the call to each
of us is, "Learn Wisdom—apply Knowledge—wait upon
All of us today, whether graduating in the broader fields
of nursing, teaching, social work or home economics, or in
the more specialized fields of commerce, engineering, forestry, agriculture or architecture, are called upon in greater
or lesser degree to "wait upon mankind". We may sometimes find that call hard to hear. Yet it is still present.
Long ago, on the lakeshore of Galilee, seventy young men
of just as diversified vocational callings as ourselves graduated to a lifetime of service with the exhortation of their
Master still ringing in their ears:
"The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are
few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that
he would send forth labourers into his harvest."
Very few of that group entered into full-time  Service for
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DON ANDERSON, B.A. '50, M.D. '54
Winner ot Hamber Go'd Medal as
head of the graduating class in the
Faculty of Medicine. (He is a nephew
of the late Alexander Munro, Jr.,
and at U.B.C, 1919-20; died 1921,
of war wounds and hardships in
prisoner-of-war   camps.)
Winner of the Governor-General's
Gold    Medal    as    head    of    the
Graduating   Class   in   the   Faculty
of Arts.
B.A. '54
their Master; yet they all served as they spread abroad the
good tidings of Peace.
Our world needs such a Peace. It is not for the politician nor for the statesman alone to usher it in; it still needs
all of us who, though dedicated to our chosen vocation, are
concerned enough about Mankind to give of ourselves for it;
to become wise, as well as learned, and yet be willing to be
Sometimes this may mean that we will reluctantly have
to give up the careful scientific approach to life that we have
learned here; often we will have to be practical and favour
experience over experiment. The question of "Will it work
well enough?" rather than "Why does it work?" may often
be foremost in our minds as we study each new device or
method. Yet this should not frighten or disappoint us, but
rather challenge us and often gratify us.
Those of us who are willing to learn this lesson well,
will find most satisfaction in our life, as we repay the debt
we owe to our University, our teachers, and the citizens
of this province.
Our University has always recognized that obligation.
Let us also recognize our obligation. There is a call for
labourers, for the field is still ripe unto harvest; but the
same Master would gently remind us that we are to broaden
our  horizon;  for  "the field is  the  world".
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U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE First Medical Graduates
The Thirty-ninth annual congregation for the conferring of Degrees was
held on Monday, May 17th and Tuesday, May 18th in the University Armoury, which was filled to overflowing
on both days. Approximately 750 degrees were conferred, including three
Doctorates of Philosophy. On the
second day of the ceremonies the University was honoured by the presence
of His Excellency the Governor-General of Canada, The Right Honourable
Vincent Massey, P.C, C.H., M.A.,
D.C.L., LL.D., who received the honorary degree of LL.D. and delivered
the Congregation Address. Awarded
honorary degrees on the same day were
Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale. Superintendent of Vancouver Schools, as a "tribute to his wide and distinguished
experience in both teaching and administrative capacities", and the Honourable Joseph Smallwood. Premier of
Newfoundland, whom the University
honoured as "an architect of the extension of Canadian Confederation from
Cape Race to Nootka Sound".
Medical   Doctors   Receive   Honorary
On Monday the University had as
special guests and conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Science upon
three Canadians distinguished for outstanding services in the field of Medicine, viz., Dr. Brock Chisholm, first
Director-General of the World Health
Organization, Dr. Ethlyn Trapp, who
is "one of the leading radiologists on
the North American continent" and
"has been instrumental in developing
modern cancer-treatment throughout
this country and this continent", and
Dr. G. F. Strong. President-Elect of
the American College of Physicians
and President of the Canadian Medical
Association, who, "although a specialist in the field of internal medicine,
with particular interest in Cardiology,
has contributed greatly to the establishment of the Britisli Columbia Medical Research Institute, the British Col-
The Thirty-ninth
From left. Chancellor Sherwood Lett, Dr. Brock
Chisholm, Dr. G. F. Strong, Dr. Ethlyn Trapp,
President Norman MacKenzie.
umbia Cancer Foundation and the
Western    Society    for    Rehabilitation".
First Graduating Class in Medicine
On the first day of Congregation
340 degrees in all were conferred in
Social Work, Education, Commerce.
Physical Education, the Applied
Sciences, Nursing, Architecture, Agriculture, Forestry and Medicine. Because the 57 students who received degrees in Medicine were the "first-
fruits" of the U.B.C. Medical Faculty,
it was appropriate and indeed inevitable
that interest in the ceremonies was
focussed on this Faculty and its
achievements. Dr. Brock Chisholm
gave the congregation address, the
Valedictory of the graduating classes
was delivered by Don Anderson, Hamber Gold Medalist in Medicine, and
Chancellor Lett devoted the major part
of his remarks to the new Faculty and
its affairs.
Gill, Queen's and other Universities
and by the many organizations of medical men and laymen, engaged in the
furtherance of medical scientific research in many fields." "I doubt if
there is any precedent," he said, "in
the history of Canadian Medical
Schools wherein a greater measure of
support and assistance has been given
by members of the Medical Profession."
Tribute Paid Medical Staff
After acknowledging "the leadership
and wise counsel given by our then
Chancellor, Mr. Hamber, and by President MacKenzie throughout the entire period of development of this
Faculty", Chancellor Lett went on to
pay high tribute to Dr. Myron Weaver,
"our first Dean of Medicine" and to the
"30 full-time professors and 223 part-
time members of the medical teaching
staff". Of Dean Weaver he said, in
part, "His wise judgment, his determination, his patience, his diplomacy
and the effective and efficient way in
which he has solved many vexing problems of organization, have contributed
in an immeasurable degree to the success of this new Faculty, and," he
added, "I include in our felicitations
and thanks that quietly encouraging
and gracious lady, Mrs. Weaver."
University   Policy—Felicitations    to
After setting forth the long-term
plans of the University with regard to
the Faculty of Medicine—plans which
include the building "on the campus of
a basic medical sciences building to be
a centre for the first two years of instruction, and a hospital to form the
eventual undivided medical school",
the Chancellor gave congratulations to
Chancellor Lauds Medical Faculty
Chancellor  Lett,   Dr.
dent MacKenzie.
Ethlyn  Trapp  and   Presi-
A Dream Fulfilled
"We have waited a long time," the
Chancellor said, "for this historic graduation. A Faculty of Medicine at the
University of British Columbia was a
dream of our first President, Dr. Wesbrook, himself a medical scientist of
international distinction, and of one of
our Chancellors, the late Dr. R. E.
McKechnie". The establishment of
the Faculty has been made possible by
the support and assistance of a number of various agencies. Dr. Lett expressed the University's feeling of pride
and gratitude to "the Government and
the Legislature, and through them to
the citizens of British Columbia". He
emphasized the generous help "accorded by the Medical Profession in
British Columbia, the Canadian Medical Association, the hospitals, the
Faculties of Medicine in Toronto, Mc-
the members of the graduating class,
and, to the wives of the 32 married men
among them, he expressed "the admiration of all of us—and appreciation for
the encouragement you have given
over the years to these graduates of
Private Interest vs Public  Service
In his concluding words Dr. Lett
urged the graduating students to "follow and cherish" the tradition already
formed by the University. "It is always
difficult," he said "to arrive at a
balance between private interest and
public service. But the reputation of
institutions like the University of
British Columbia depends upon the
extent to which the graduates determine such a balance in their own lives,
—generously weighted on the side of
public service."
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE      18 Annual Congregation
Maj.  Gen.  C  Vokes,  Rear-Admiral  J.  H.   Hibbard,  Chancellor  Lett,  His  Excellency  the  Governor-
General, The Honourable Joseph Smallwood, Superintendent Archer, R.C.M.P., Air Commodore W.
A. Orr.    In Rear, Dr. H. N. MacCorkindale, President MacKenzie.
Second  Day's  Programme
On Tuesday, May 18, the second day
of Congregation, 423 students received
degrees in the three Faculties of Arts,
Law and Pharmacy. An unusual and
pleasing feature of the programme was
the presentation of the Governor-
General's gold medal by His Excellency himself to the winner, Mr. Robert
Thompson. Miss Jane Banfield, a member of the the graduating class in Law,
was  Class Valedictorian.
Chancellor   States  Present  U.B.C.
In his opening remarks, after welcoming the recipients of honorary
degrees and other guests, who included
Mr. Ray Williston, Minister of Education, Mr. Harold Campbell, Deputy
Minister of Education, the Hon. James
Sinclair, Minister of Fisheries at Ottawa, the members of the Graduating
Classes, their relatives and friends, the
Chancellor made reference to the great
expansion of the University in physical
facilities "since the early days which
some of us remember with great affection and regard." But he went on to
point out that "those physical facilities
. . . are, in contemporary terms, no
more adequate for the greatly expanded
work in the rapidly growing Province
of British Columbia, than were our
early facilities in the Fairview days."
"We urgently need in particular", Dr.
Lett said, " a new building for the
Faculty of Arts and new and improved
residences for men and women".
The U.B.C. Tradition
The Chancellor then spoke at some
length of what he termed "one of the
constant factors in the University's
growth, i.e., the tradition that has animated both faculty and students alike
from the earliest days." This University's tradition", he said, "has been
characterized by a strong spirit of
scholarly dedication on the part of the
faculty, and a keen and lasting appreciation of their obligations to the public
on the part of the graduates." The
maintenance of this tradition, the
Chancellor asserted, in its entirety,
had a special importance and value ir
the world today, because "the most
urgent challenges in our society lie in
the field of human relations, . . . with
reconciliation of conflicting ideologies.'
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Citation for Honorary Degree
In presenting the Right Honourable
Vincent Massey to the Chancellor for
the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris
causa, President MacKenzie referred
to His Excellency as "a great national
interpreter, who has lucidly revealed
the very essence of Canada and the
Canadian spirit, first, to the people of
the United States, . . . secondly to the
people of the United Kingdom, . . . and,
thirdly, to the people of Canada themselves."
Dean of Medical Faculty
Address of His Excellency
The Governor-General began his address to Congregation with a facetious reference to his "young fellow-
graduates who, having suffered already
many things on their academic pilgrimage, are now, I suppose, bracing themselves for one more trial. I have not
forgotten you; indeed, I feel for you,
but I cannot spare you. I am, I hope,
earning my degree by delivering this
speech, and you, I fear, must complete
the earning of yours by hearing it. We
are thus united as classmates should
be, not perhaps in a common, but in a
reciprocal ordeal. Let us endure it
together with courage!"
Two Necessary Aims of a Graduate
Having referred to the great cost of
University education in time and money
and effort and to the power which their
education had placed in the hands of
the graduates, the speaker pointed out
that "power wisely used leads to great
and noble achievement, but it is not
easy to use power wisely. May I suggest," he added, "(as your senior
classmate) two virtues that you need,
two aims that you should follow. Each
one is complementary to the other, and
each repersents a part of your education that will never be completed, for
it goes through life." The two virtues
to which he referred were justice and
His Excellency explained what he
meant by justice by reference to Plato's
definition of it in the "Republic": "For
you, I would suggest that justice means
two things: a right ordering of your
private lives and a sense of public duty.
. . . You have received directly and
indirectly much from society. ... It will
take your whole life to pay this debt
. . . "The public service that every man
and woman should render every day
. . . must take the form of an active and
intelligent understanding of the business of society and its institutions."
By humility he meant the opposite of
pride "which is the enemy of truth and
of humanity". Humility—"the peculiar
Christian virtue, rare and precious, . . .
is no negative virtue, but a positive
grace, achieved alone by those who
stand in the light of a truth which illuminates them and which dedicates
them to the love and service of their
At the end of a memorable address
His Excellency, with gentle emphasis,
declared to the members of the graduating class in words which strikingly
recalled the sentiments expressed earlier by the Chancellor, "You could pay
no greater tribute to this University
than to say that the years you have
spent here have rooted and grounded
you in a sense of justice and humility."
19        U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE Alumnae
By Joan Fraser, B.A. '51
Tea-table talk these days is concerned with travel, travel, travel news
of U.B.C. alums and mention of interesting graduates to add to alum
Miss Dorothy Jefferd, retiring as
head of the catalogue division, U.B.C.
library, will be home in mid-July after
a four-month trip to Italy, Sicily,
France and England. Miss Jefferd will
resume work with the library on her
Of particular interest to women
readers of the Chronicle is news of a
trip being taken by the former women's editor, Mrs. Douglas Sherlock,
B.A. '50. Loni left at the end of April,
sailing in the Hikawa Maru for Yokohama, where she met her husband,
Lieut. Douglas Sherlock, R.C.N., LL.B.
'52, who has been assistant deputy
judge advocate general to the Far
East . . . They expect to do some touring and will stay about six months in
Toyko where Lieut. Sherlock will serve
in his new appointment as assistant to
the Canadian member of the joint
board for the implementation of the
UN-Japanese agreement . . . They
hope to be home in November.
And trapesing off to Europe are
several young alums who will join the
hordes of tourists in low-heeled shoes
. . . Among them are Phyllis McCallum, who left in late April; Lib Nation
and Peggy Hamilton, who left this
month (June) and planned to fly from
capital to capital; and Carol Nordman,
who also left this month.
Off in the opposite direction are
Beverley Urquhard, Shary Pitts and
Genevieve Bone, who are holidaying
this month in Hawaii.
Adding some potential sparkle to
the already interesting roll of outstanding Alumnae of U.B.C. are two young
women among the first class of medi-
1929 Reunion—Renew Memories
of U.B.C. Days at Class Dinner
Party,   November  5,  at  Faculty
Club, U.B.C.
After the capping ceremony 1929. From Left,
Thefma Colledge Ingledew, Constance McTavish
Archibald, Enid Gibbs Barnes,  Dorothy  Helmer.
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cal doctors to graduate from this University. Both are married and both
their husbands also received degrees,
one in medicine, the other in law.
Ted and Marjorie Jansch were graduated from fourth year medicine with
M^D's . . . they have lived at Acadia's
trailer camp (where two live as cheaply as one half, says Marjorie) for the
last two years, and will take their
trailer to where they'll intern.
Dr. Peggy Maier Guest, M.D. '54,
and her husband, Gowan, LL.B. '54,
discuss cases over the dinner table—but
hers are medical, his, law—she will intern and he will article in Vancouver.
They took their B.A. degrees at University of Saskatchewan and University of Toronto, respectively.
And five women were graduated
from the Faculty of Law this year . . .
Norma Christie of Calgary, who will
go back home to article; Helen McLel-
lan of Vernon, who hopes to be called
to the B.C. Bar in 1955, and Mrs. Ulv
Masing . . . Mrs. Masing, the former
Joan Peacock, will article while her
husband completes studies in archaeology for a B.A. in '55.
Honorary Activities Awards were
made this year to the other two law
graduates, both members of Delta
Sigma Pi, women's honorary sorority
. . . One is Jane Banfield, well-known
for her work with International House
Committee and International Students' Service . . The other is Joan
MacArthur, veep of third year law,
former president of Women's Athletic
Association, active on many women's
committees, and winner of Canadian
back-stroke championship in Edmonton in 1940.
Producer in C.B.C's Toronto talks
and public affairs department is the
former Louise Biely, now Mrs. Burle
Yolles . . . She received her B.A. in
'51 at U.B.C. and her M.A. in anthropology from University of Toronto,
and is the daughter of Professor Jacob
Biely and Mrs. Biely.
Vancouver-bound alums  looking for
an afternoon's jaunt these lazy days
need go no farther than 1325 West
Pender to spend a fascinating hour or
two . . . The door of the gray and white
painted house marked "kelly galleries"
will probably be open to show burlap
walls hung with original Canadian
Ron Kelly, former president of Visual Arts Club and an alum after what
he calls a "spasmodic" career at U.B.C,
and his charming young wife, Cynthia,
formerly of New York, will take any
visitors on tour . . . They started the
gallery last November and hang only
original Canadian oils, watercolors and
sketches, signed by the Canadian
"greats" such as A. Y. Jackson and
Arthur Lismer, young painters and
well-known Vancouver painters. Incidentally, B.C. Binning and Lionel
Thomas, two of Ron's professors at
U.B.C, and Gordon Smith, who taught
an extension course in the summer of
'53,   are   represented.
Still on the subject of painters and
extension courses is this reminder that
courses will be starting soon for would-
be artists and potters or what have-you.
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Miss Hilda Cryderman, Girls' Counsellor on the staff of Vernon Senior
High School was elected President of
the British Columbia Teacher's Federation at the Annual Meeting in April.
Miss Cryderman has served in many
executive posts both in local and provincial organizations. She is the first
woman to hold the B.C.T.F. Presidency.
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Become As Little Children
When all is told by pictures
And texts remain unread,
A man with anything to say
Must use TV instead.
And even this may baffle
The observant human race
Which doesn't care for words, but sits
Interpreting his face.
D. Badger.
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE       20 Sch
School of Home Economics
By Miss Charlotte Black
Twenty-seven home-economists enter the field for the first time this
month and will find employment from
Victoria to Hamilton, Ontario. This
is a goodly number, but represents only
a fraction of those who could be placed.
We wish the new graduates success,
and suggest that every graduate encourages prospective students to follow in her footsteps at U.B.C.
Home Economics graduates may be
interested to know that four Faculty
members from this School will tour
sections of the province during the
summer for the B.C. Women's Institutes. Watch your local papers for information regarding their visits, if you
wish to take this opportunity to renew
The very generous assistance of the
Women's Committee of the U.B.C. Development Fund has helped us make
substantial progress toward our goal
for the new Home Management House.
We hope a date for the start of construction may be set soon. The committee sponsored our second Fashion
Fiesta, which was again a great success. The models showed their very
fine  work  to  great advantage.
Conventions of professional organizations are fine places for reunions.
We hope to see some of you in Halifax in June, or in Toronto in August.
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School of Nursing
By   Miss   H.   Evelyn   Mallory,   B.Sc,
A.M.,   (Columbia),   R.N.
In May of this year nine students
were awarded the degree of Bachelor of
Science in Nursing and four others are
expected to qualify for the fall graduation. Thirty-one graduate nurses completed a ten-month Certificate Course,
19 in Public Health Nursing and 12
in Clinical Supervision.
Though the number who qualified
for the degree was unusually small this
year, increased numbers are expected in
future, since the enrolment in the junior years of the Course is larger and
there is a marked increase in the number of applications for First Year
Nursing. This increased interest is believed to be due largely to two factors:
(1) the reorganization undertaken in
1951, which enables students to fulfil
requirements a year earlier than was
formerly the case; it now takes four
years instead of five following Senior
Matriculation   or   1st   Year   Arts;   and
(2) students are no longer required to
choose Public Health Nursing or Clinical Supervision as a major but have,
instead, a general programme which
prepares them for initial employment
in both the public health and the hospital field.
Miss Lyle Creelman, a former gradu
ate of the U.B.C. Nursing programme
was recently appointed Chief of the
Nursing" Section of the World Health
Miss Ruth M. Morrison, Associate
Professor in the School of Nursing,
had the distinction of being the only
Canadian nurse invited to attend a recent meeting of the Expert Committee
on Nursing of the World Health Organization. The meeting was held in
London the week of March 29th.
Miss Lorna Horwood returns to the
School this fall following a two-year
leave of absence for post-graduate
study. Her studies have been centred
on mental health and psychiatric nursing, and during the summer she will be
visiting psychiatric hospitals and mental health clinics in Europe.
Early in June two members of the
School staff will attend the Biennial
Convention of the Canadian Nurses Association which is meeting in Banff,
Miss Pauline Capelle, as one of the
delegates from the Registered Nurses'
Association of British Columbia and
Miss Evelyn Mallory, who, for four
years, has been Chairman of the Canadian Nurses' Association Committee on
Educational   Policy.
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School of Social Work
By Miss Marjorie J. Smith,
A.B. (Minnesota), A.M. (Chicago)
- Miss Muriel Cunliffe, B.A. '31,
B.S.W. '48, M.S.S. (Smith) '50, who
has been on the staff of the School of
Social Work for the past three years,
as supervisor of students in the Child
Guidance Clinic, is leaving the University at the end of this session. She will
go to the University of Birmingham in
the United Kingdom, as a consultant on
social work education. She is sponsored also by the United Nations Technical Assistance Administration.
Mrs. Helen McCrae, B.A. (Toronto),
M.S.W. '49, Director of Field Work in
the School of Social Work, will be on
six months' leave of absence from September. She will go to Sweden under
the Technical Assistance Administration of the United Nations to help set
up casework training-courses in the
Swedish Schools of Social Work.
Mr. William McFarland, B.A. '47,
B.S.W. '48, M.S.W. '49, has recently
been appointed Administrative Assistant to the Provincial Secretary. The
Hon. Wesley D. Black. Mr. McFar-
land's duties will have to do with the
Mental Health Services.
Mr. Adrian Marriage, B.A.. M.A.
(London), has joined the staff of the
School of Social Work. He will assist
Dr. Marsh in research and will be giving certain courses in correction. Mr.
Marriage conies to us from the University of London, where he more recently studied psychiatric problems in delinquency.
With regard to the development of
the Social Work research programme,
the National Council of Jewish Women
has awarded a fellowship of $750 for
a special project in the field of Geriatrics and this fellowship has been
awarded to Mrs. Joan Grant, B.A..
M.A. (Capetown), research assistant
in the School of Social Work.
A research grant was made to Mr.
Vaclav Hromadka by the Department
of Immigration and Naturalization during the past session. The subject of his
M.S.W. thesis is: "Community Resources for the Assistance of Central
European Immigrants".
The year 1954 marks the 25th Anniversary of the beginning of social work
training in the University of British
Columbia. The School hopes to publish
an anniversary volume of papers by
faculty members, graduates and students. Graduates will hear more about
plans in the near future.
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jUrniTICr     OCSSIOn    Extension Department Plans
One of the most outstanding Summer Sessions in the history of the
University of B.C. is expected this
year, both in the regular Summer Session for credit courses and in the
special courses sponsored by the Department of Extension Summer School.
Enrolment in the credit courses increased sharply last year and is expected to take a further jump this summer.
The Extension Department has planned an interesting and varied list of
courses for its summer students. The
curriculum includes another series on
Concert and Opera Literature by
Nicholas Goldschmidt, Musical Director of the Opera School of the Toronto
Royal Conservatory of Music as well as
a course in Choral Singing" by Mr.
Goldschmidt. There will be courses in
Human Relations given by Professor
Albert Morris, chairman of the Depart
ment of Sociology and Anthropology of
Boston University, and Donald Graham, Forest Hills Village. Toronto.
In the Arts section there will be
courses in "Creative Painting for Beginners" and "Creative Painting for
Children" as well as the Painters
Workshop and Ceramic Workshop.
Guest director of the Summer School
of the Theatre this year will be David
It kin of the Goodman Memorial
Theatre  in   Chocago.
Of special interest to students who
attend this year's summer sessions will
be the close proximity of the British
Empire Games Village which will be
set up in Acadia Camp.
In order to ensure adequate accommodation for summer session students,
the University has reserved for them
all accommodation at Fort Camp and
in one of the Women's Residence
(Items of Alumni news are invited in the
form of press clippings or personal letters.
These should reach the Editor, U.B.C. Alumni
Chronicle, 207 Brock Hall, IT.B.C., for the
ne.xt  issue  not  later  than  September  IS,   1954.)
Rev. David A. Smith, B.A., D.D.,
Superintendent of Chinese Missions for
the Presbyterian Church in Canada,
was awarded the degree of Doctor of
Divinity at graduation ceremonies held
in the Presbyterian College, Montreal,
on May 5. The honour came to Dr.
Smith in recognition of his 35 years'
devoted and unremitting work among
Chinese people resident in Canada.
James A. Dauphinee, B.A., M.A.,
Ph.D. (Toronto), M.D. (Toronto), was
elected President of the College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario at
the annual meeting held recently in
John F. K. English, B.A., M.A., Assistant Deputy Minister of Education in
Victoria, has been made Chairman of
the Provincial Junior Red Cross, which
fosters Red Cross principles and practice among the school children of British Columbia. The Junior Red Cross
Society has a membership of approximately 130,000.
Theodore V. (Theo) Berry, B.A.Sc,
Commissioner, Greater Vancouver
Water District and Chairman Vancouver and Districts Joint Sewerage and
Drainage Board, will serve an annual
term, from July 1, as President of the
Vancouver  Rotary   Club,  which,  with
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400 members, is the second largest Rotary Club in the Commonwealth.
S. Clifford Barry, B.S.A., chief of the
live-stock and poultry division of the
federal agriculture department's marketing service, has been named director of production  service.
Russell H. B. Jones, B.A.Sc, Ph.D.
(Wisconsin), who joined U.S. Steel
in 1930, after four years as a teacher of
Geology, has been appointed staff geologist for U.S. Steel's Columbia-Geneva
Steel Division with headquarters in the
Russ Building, San Francisco. He
moves from Duluth, Minnesota, where
he has served Oliver Iron Mining Company for nearly 25 years, first as a
geologist, then from 1940 as chief geologist and, for the past year, as consulting  geologist.
H. Bertram Smith, B.A., B.Ed. '44,
for many years principal of Kitsilano
High School, Vancouver, will become
assistant superintendent in charge of
secondary education in the Vancouver
School System on September 1. Mr.
Smith is president of the Vancouver
School Administrators' Association and
Honorary President of the Vancouver
Parent-Teacher Council.
Joseph E. A. Kania, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc, Ph.D. (Mass. Inst, of Tech.) '30,
was one of the 60 Vancouver Board of
Trade members who visited Japan recently. Dr. Kania, a leading figure in
U.B.C. musical entertainment since his
undergraduate days, took a special interest in Japanese theatre and concert
music which he describes as a "marriage between East and West". He
found the Japanese people everywhere
"hospitable and cordial, industrious.
honest  and  happy."
Harry L. Purdy, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
(Chicago), vice-president in charge of
the B.C. Electric gas division, has been
named also vice-president in charge of
the transportation division. His contemporaries at U.B.C. remember him
as a brilliant McKechnie Cup Rugby
player. After completing his University studies, Dr. Purdy taught for 10
years at Dartmouth College which
gave him an honorary M.A. In the
early years of the war he gained experience in transportation problems in
the service of the U.S. government
and later as research director of Missouri Pacific Railroad from which
duties he returned to Vancouver seven
years ago as director of research and
administrative controls with the B.C.
Bertram E. Wales, B.A., B.Ed. '45,
vice-principal of Kitsilano High School,
has been appointed principal of evening classes in Vancouver Secondary
Schools, from September 1. Mr. Wales
began work under the Vancouver
School Board three years after graduation and has had 22 years experience
as a high school teacher. His wife is
the former Doris McKay, B.A. '26.
Frank R. Barnsley, B.A.Sc, sales
manager, Canadian General Electric apparatus and supplies wholesale division,
recently returned to his studies at
U.B.C. where, along with 20 other sales
executives he received his diploma in
the first extra-mural course in Sales
Management and Administration, given
under Professor Earle D. MacPhee.
Director of the U.B.C. School of Commerce, in co-operation with the Sales
Executive Club of the Vancouver
Board of Trade.
Class Reunion
The Class of 1929 will hold
their 25th anniversary reunion
dinner and entertainment in the
U.B.C. Faculty Club on Friday
evening, November 5, as an introduction to Home-coming celebrations on Saturday, November
6. Alumni of 1929 are urged to
circle the date, November 5, in
their calendars, NOW. Individual letters to members of the
Class will follow. Committee in
charge: General Convenors: Mrs.
Mary (Carter) Morrison, and
Bill Blankenbach; Entertainment,
Mrs. Gerry (Whitaker) Birkett,
Miss Peggy Gourlay, Correspondence, Mrs. Jessie (Aske)
Eades; Social; Mrs. Thelma
(Colledge) Ingledew; Publicity
and Promotion, Dr. Gordon
Baker; Liason U.B.C, Bill Richmond.
A 1929 foursome relaxes in Graduation Week:
Mary (Carter) Morrison, Don Sutherland, Jessie
Grant, Dr. Reginald Wilson.
Ronald M. Burns, B.Com., assistant
deputy finance minister in Victoria,
since 1946, has been appointed in Canada-wide competition to a newly-established Ottawa post under the federal
finance minister where his duties will
include keeping under review and making studies of various aspects of federal-provincial relations with reference
to matters covered by federal-provincial agreements.
Roth G. Gordon, B.A., after 22 years
in the teaching profession in British
Columbia, latterly as a specialist in
dramatic and visual arts, has embarked
on a business career. He is now district manager for the Maccabees Life
Insurance Society with his headquarters in  Vancouver.
Christy H. Madsen, B.A., B.A.Sc.
'32, has been given a high post in U.S.
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE       22 industry, having been made production
manger of the Nangautuck Chemical
division of the U.S. Rubber Company.
His work involves the supervision of
operations at plants in various parts
of the United States.
Robert F. Sharp, B.A., D.Paed. (Toronto) will succeed Dr. H. N. Mac-
Corkindale as Superintendent of Vancouver Schools on September 1. Dr.
Sharp has had many years' service under the Vancouver School Board in
both teaching and administrative posts.
W. H. Q. (Bill) Cameron, B.A., who
attended the School of Advanced Management this spring at Banff, was
elected President of "Class of '54". The
six-week course was given under the
guidance of Professor Earle D. MacPhee, Director of the U.B.C. School of
Frank N. Hewetson, B.S.A., M.Sc.
(Michigan State), Ph.D., was awarded
the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by
Michigan State College at Convocation
held on March 24, 1954. After taking
his M.Sc. degree in 1936, Dr. Hewetson
spent nine years, teaching as assistant
professor of horticulture on the Faculty
of Michigan State College. In 1945 he
joined the Arendtsville laboratory
staff at Pennsylvania State College,
where he is now Associate Professor of
G. Gordon Strong, B.Com., B.A. '34,
was appointed president and general
manager of the Brush-Moore Newspapers, Inc., at a meeting of the corporation's board of directors held at
Canton, Ohio, on May 24, 1954. Mr.
Strong was also nominated as vice-
president and director of the Tribune
Publishing Company of Ironton, Ohio.
Lt. Col. Richard
B. McDougall, B.A.
with his wife, nee
Ellen Boving, B.A.
'38, is on a two-year
tour of duty in Japan as a member of
the Canadian Military Mission to the
Far East.
D. Milton Owen, B A , a past-president of the U.B.C. Alumni Association,
was elected president of the United
Nations Association, Vancouver
Branch, at their annual meeting held
recently. Mr. Owen is active in many
other community activities, being vice-
president of the Y.M.C.A. Board of
Governors, a director of the Vancouver
Boys' Club Association, member of the
Vancouver School Board, and a director of the Health Centre for Children.
James M. Black, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc,
Ph.D. (McGill), has been selected by
Western Canada Steel Ltd. to make a
new survey of the iron ore resources
on the British Columbia coast.
Donald B. MacKenzie, B.A., inspec
tor of schools, will assume duties September 1 as assistant superintendent of
schools in charge of elementary education in Vancouver. Mr. MacKenzie
has many years' experience, both a;
teacher and administrator, in Vancouver Schools.
L. John Prior, B.A., Vice-principal
of MacPherson Park Junior High
School, Burnaby, is this year's president of the Canadian Teachers' Federation. Mr. Prior is a past president of
the B.C.T.F. and a director of the Canadian Education Association.
Roger M. Bain, B.A., B.Com., was
recently appointed Comptroller of
O'Brien Advertising Limited of Vancouver. Mr. Bain has just completed a
three-year position in South America
for Brazilian Traction, Light and Power Company Limited. Prior to 1950
he had a varied accounting experience,
especially in the Taxation field, both in
Vancouver and Ottawa.
James V. Grant, B.A., B.Ed. '5C,
Principal of Templeton Junior High
School, has been appointed an inspector of elementary schools in Vancouver
and will take up his new duties on
September 1.
Thomas A. Dohm, B.A., was ap-
appointed to the post of deputy police
court magistrate, Vancouver, on May
5th by Attorney-General, The Hon.
Robert W. Bonner. Since his admission to the Bar Mr. Dohm has practised lav? in Vancouver and established
for himself a reputation as a criminal
Robert L. McDougall, B.A., Ph.D.
(Toronto), who is a member of the
English Department in the University
of Toronto will give a course in Canadian literature next session to undergraduates; previously Canadian literature courses have been for graduate
students only. He will teach in Summer School at the University of Toronto, July 5 - August 13, and with his
wife, (nee Brenda Goddard, B.A. '45)
and their two boys, will holiday on
their two-acre property at Highland
Creek, Ontario.
Ralph F. Patterson, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc, Ph.D., technical director, Powell
River Company, is spending two
months in Europe where he will study
methods and plant in European pulp
and paper mills.
Frank J. E. Turner, B.A., B.Com.,
on April 30 resigned the appointment
of Executive-Director of the Alumni
Association, a post which he has held
for the past eight and one-half years.
Elsewhere in this issue is an appreciation of Frank Turner's work by Aubrey
Roberts, Chairman U.B.C. Fund Board
of Directors.
The Honourable Ray G. Williston,
B.A., M.L.A., Social Credit member
for Fort George in the Provincial Legislature, was named Minister of Edu
cation for British Columbia by Premier
Bennett on April 14, 1954. Mr. Willis-
ton succeeds The Honourable Robert
Bonner in this portfolio. Prior to his
election he was inspector of schools
for Prince George, Vanderhoof and
McBride school districts. During
World War II he served first as an
armament instructor, then as a pilot
officer in the R.C.A.F., in which he held
the rank of Squadron-Leader at the
end of hostilities.
Dr. William Robert Barclay, B.A.
'41, Ph.D., has been named assistant
professor of medicine at the L'niversity
of Chicago.
Pierre F. Berton, B.A., managing
editor of Maclean's, is the author of a
new book, "The Royal Family", previously published in serial form under
the title "The Family in the Palace".
The book is the writer's attempt to
measure the lives and characters of the
royal persons in his story by the standard yard-stick of humanity. Mrs. Berton is the former Janet Constance
Walker, B.A. '41.
Ormond W. Dier, B.A., of the Department of External Affairs, was, until
recently, in Washington, D.C, with the
International Joint Commission. He
was awaiting notice of a new posting.
He has previously held appointments
in Mexico and Venezuela.
Iain C. MacSwan, B.S.A., who is stationed in Vancouver as plant pathologist, B.C. Department of Agriculture,
was elected president of the B.C. Institute of Agrologists at their annual
meeting in April last.
W. Stuart Maddin, B.A., M.D.CM.
(Dalhousie) '47, after taking his degree
at Dalhousie, followed by five years"
training  in  dermatology  and  syphilol-
23       II. ft. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE ogy at Bellevue Hospital, New York
University, N.Y.C., is now practising
medicine in Vancouver. Mrs. Maddin,
nee Elizabeth Jean Stewart, B.A.
(Nursing) '43, completed work for the
Master's degree in Arts at Columbia
University (Teachers' College) in 1952,
majoring in Pre-school Education.
Peter S. Mathewson, B.A., is now
Assistant Superintendent of Agencies
for the Sun Life Assurance Company
of Canada. His responsibilities for
work lie in the Western U.S. Division,
which covers all the LTnited States west
of the Mississippi, and includes Hawaii.
His headquarters are in Montreal.
Richard M. Bibbs, B.A.Sc. who has
had various assignments with the B.C.
Electric since he joined the company
soon after graduation, was appointed,
early in May, to succeed Dr. H. L.
Purdy as acting director of the department of research and administrative
control. For the past two years he has
been a member of the Company's transit staff.
John R. P. Powell, B.A.Sc, has been
named assistant to the B.C. Electric
transit operations manager. Mr. Powell
received his first appointment with the
company in 1947, doing materials testing and work simplification assignments in transit maintenance, subsequently working as industrial engineer
in the research department.
S. Roy Noble, B.S.A., was recently
appointed full-time executive-secretary
of the B.C. Co-operative Union, which
aims at co-ordinating the activities of
all co-operative undertakings in the
Patrick C. T. White, B.A., M.A.
(Cantab.) Ph.D. (Minnesota), is now
with the History Department of the
University of Toronto, where he lectures on Modern European History.
After graduation he proceeded to Cambridge for two years on an I.O.D.E.
scholarship, subsequently receiving a
teaching Fellowship at the University
of Minnesota, where he worked with
Professor A. L. Burt, well-known Canadian historian. He served with the
Royal Canadian Navy in World War
II. Mrs. White (nee Jane Seymour,
B.A. '47, B.S.W. '48) is doing social
work in Toronto.
Frank J. Bower, B.A., B.Ed. '50.
since 1952, has been principal of the
school at the fast-growing community
of Kitimat. He has had the almost
unique experience of planning the construction of the first school-building in
the new townsite and of directing all
its educational functions during the
changing  phases  of  its  rapid  growth.
Donovan F. Miller. B.Com., awarded
a Sloan Fellowship by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will proceed this summer to Boston for one
year to attend the M.I.T. Executive
Development course given in their
School of Industrial Management. Mr.
Miller  is  the  second  Canadian  to  receive this award.
Stanley L. Burke, B.S.A., well-
known to readers of the Vancouver
Sun, was sent to Geneva in April to
cover the happenings at the international conference on Far Eastern problems now in session there.
William A. T. White, B.Com., is now
Assistant Supervisor of the Economic
Research Department, Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Ottawa.
Peter R. Culos, B.Com., is now Vice-
president of the Market-research firm,
International Surveys Ltd., of Montreal and Toronto.
Robert J. Lenardon, B.A., has accepted a four-year appointment as Instructor in Columbia University. Since
graduating at U.B.C. Mr. Lenardon
has been studying, with the aid of
Teaching fellowships, at Cincinnati
LTniversity where he has this year received the degree of Ph.D. His main
subjects have been the Latin and Greek
classics and ancient  history.
J. Reid Mitchell, Jr., B.P.E., was
elected Chairman of the Physical Education Section of the British Columbia
Teachers' Federation at their recent
John H. G. Smith, B.S.F., M.F.
(Yale) '50, member of the Yale University graduate school, has been
elected to Sigma Xi, U.S. national
honour society.
Geoffrey J. D. E. Archbold, B.A., has
been awarded a teaching fellowship at
Cincinnati for the session 1954-55. He
will continue his classical study in
courses leading to the degree of Ph.D.
J. Gordon Hall, B.A.Sc, M.Sc. (Toronto), has received the degree of
Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from
Toronto University. Dr. Hall is working with the Defence Research Council.
Godfrey L. Hearn, B.A., who is doing
graduate study in the London School
of Economics, will continue his work
there under a scholarship awarded recently by the Canadian Social Science
Research Council.
J. William Ibbott, B.A., was awarded
the Campbell Howard prize in clinical
medicine at McGill University convocation held on May 26.
Louis Shuster, B.A., is winner of a
?2500  post-doctorate   overseas   fellowship for study in London.
Edwin S. Ramage, B.A., M.A. '52,
after spending a year as a Teaching
Fellow at the University of Illinois,
has been awarded a Graduate Fellowship at Cincinnati University where he
will continue his studies in the Latin
and Greek Classics.
Neil J. Stewart, B.A. (Alberta)
LL.B., employed by Stanolind Oil and
Gas Company, Calgary, has been ap-
appointed in charge of the newly-estab
lished law department in the Company's
Calgary office.
Terence Rogers, B.S.A., was recently named winner of one of the 10 Ralston Purina Company scholarships,
each of $1450. Mr. Rogers will continue his studies at the University of
California at Davis.
Thomas E. Speed, B.A., was one of
three students who received diplomas
of Licentiate in Theology at the Anglican Theological College convocation
held in Brock Hall, April 27th, 1954.
Peter Boving, B.A.Sc, is this year
pursuing his studies in Agricultural Engineering in the University of California at Davis. He expects to receive
the degree of M.Sc. in the autumn.
Donald S. Gray, B.Com., has been
appointed Assistant Administrator of
the Trail-Tadanac Hospital.
Peter L. Smith, B.A., last year's Governor General's Gold Medalist, will go
to Yale University in September where
he will receive a $1700 Fellowship in
Classics in the Graduate School.
John B. Watson, LL.B., who led the
graduating class in Law, was Rhodes
Scholar for Newfoundland in 1931. It
is interesting to note that Ivan Feltham, this year's B.C. Rhodes scholar,
also graduated with this class.
Wilson St John, B.Com., was intercollegiate chairman of the blood-donating drive among eleven Canadian Universities during the past session. The
"Corpuscle Cup" was won by Mount
Allison, 95.35% of whose students donated blood. U.N.B. was second with
68.55%. U.B.C, which gave the largest individual amount stood third, with
58.56% of her students contributing.
For this valuable work Mr. St. John
was awarded a badge of service by the
Canadian Red Cross Society.
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George van Roggen, who belonged
to the transition class of Law '45, working under both the Law Society and
the newly-set up Law Faculty, has
been crown prosecutor for Yukon
since 1949, with his headquarters at
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School of Architecture
Notes on Recent Graduates
Ray L. Toby, B.Arch. '50, honours
graduate of 1950, has now established
his own practice at 2210 West 12th
Avenue,  Vancouver.
A. E. Anderson, B.Arch. '51, lias
opened the first professional architect's
office in Chilliwack, B.C. He received
honourable mention in the Douglas Fir
Plywood   Competition,  in  April,   1953.
E. E. Middleton, B.Arch. '51, and D.
L. Sinclair, B.Arch. '51, have opened an
office in  Edmonton, Alberta.
C. A. Tiers, B.Arch. '51, has received
his Master's degree with high ranking
from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. He is at present employed
with the Vancouver firm of architects.
Sharp & Thompson, Berwick.  Pratt.
J. Y. Johnstone, B.Arch. '52, winner
of a National Industrial Design Council scholarship at graduation, is attending the Royal College of Art in London, England. He shared second prize
in the Coronation Furniture Design
Leo O. Lund, B.Arch. '52, is at present a member of the firm of Poison &
Siddall, architects, of Victoria, B.C. In
April, 1953, in association with this
firm, he won $1,000 as first prize in the
Douglas Fir Plywood Architectural
Competition. In April. 1954, he was
awarded $100 and honourable mention in the Canadian Home Journal
Competition, "Home of '54".
K. G. Terriss, B.Arch. '52, winner of
the $1,000 Edward Langley Scholarship, has been admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where
he hopes to obtain his Master's degree.
This Scholarship is open to Canadian
and  American  graduates.
John Woodworth, B.Arch. '52, has
established a professional office at 709
West  Georgia,  Vancouver.
J. B. Chaster, B.Arch. '53. and R. M.
Opie, B.Arch. '53, were winners of the
Powell River Service award at graduation. This involved planning the area
around Powell River. Mr. Chaster has
continued with graduate studies in
Community and Regional Planning at
U.B.C. and Mr. Opie is taking a two-
year planning course at Liverpool University  in   England.
School of Physical Education
By R. F. Osborne
The graduates in Physical Education
from U.B.C. met at the Y.M.C.A. during the annual Teachers' Convention at
Easter. Business of the past year was
discussed and it was recommended that
the Physical Education Alumni ally
themselves more closely with the
U.B.C. Alumni Association. Officers
were elected for the coming year as
follows: President, Richard Mitchell,
'49; Vice-President, Barbara Schrodt,
'51; Secretary-Treasurer, Don Moore,
'50; Representative to U.B.C. Alumni.
John McDiarmid, '50.
The following B.P.E. graduates were
elected to the executive of the Canadian Association for Health, Physical
Education and Recreation, B.C. Lower
Mainland Branch: President. Don
Glover, '50; Vice-President, John McDiarmid, '50 Chairman, Women's Section, Barbara Schrodt, '51; Chairman.
Men's Section,  Harry Pride,  '50.
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Mark My Words
Newspaper owners oft have wit enough
To print their wares on perishable
But the worst pulp their chemists  can
Crumbles  too  late  for  him  who
"Not I".
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FRANK J. E. TURNER- An Appreciation
By Aubrey F. Roberts
Frank Turner has resigned as executive director of the
Alumni Association and things aren't the same in Room
201, Brock Hall, these days.
It is no exaggeration to say that Frank has sparked the
development of the Alumni Association from a very minor
group to a major organization contributing generously in
many ways to the University of B.C.
There were only 150 paid up members of the Alumni
Association in 1946 when Frank became our first full time
secretary. Now there are 2300 members contributing to the
Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund and scores of Alumni
leaders taking an active part in University affairs.
However, it is not in numbers alone that Frank's contribution to the Alumni Association should be measured.   His
"Phthusiasm and energy have generated a response in Alumni
members   which   has   given   us   a   succession   of   top-flight
executives and a planned programme of development.
Frank joined the Royal Canadian Navy after graduating
in commerce in 1939, and came to us in 1946 fresh from war
service. As soon as he was settled in his new office he
became secretary of the War Memorial Gymnasium spring
campaign. Here his special qualities of salesmanship and
executive ability became evident.
Much of the growth of the Alumni Association in the
past eight years has been directly attributable to Frank's
hard work. Establishment of the Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund, a major step in our affairs, came as a result of
much study and travail on his part and it stands today as a
tribute to his efforts.
Frank has joined the estates planning division of the
London Life and all members of the Alumni Association—
especially those who have worked closely with him in
executive and development fund activities—wish him all
the best in his new field.
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The Annual Meetings of Canadian
University administrators and teachers
which, in recent years, for administrative reasons, have been brought together in one centre, convened this
year in Winnipeg at the end of May
and in early June.
The following societies were included: National Conference of Canadian
Universities, Canadian Association of
Geographers, Canadian Association of
Physicists. Humanities Association of
Canada, Classical Association of Canada, Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Social Science Research Council,
Canadian Association of University
Teachers, Canadian Historical Association, University Counselling and
Placement Association, Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Canadian Museums Association, Canadian
Association of Law Teachers.
Among faculty members attending
the meetings were: President MacKenzie. Dean Andrew, Dean Chant,
Dean Gunning, Dean Curtis, Professor
Shrum, Professor Dolman, Professor
Ormsby, Professor A. D. Scott, Professor T. M. C. Taylor, Professor W.
L. Grant, Professor Lewis, Professor
Carrothers, Professor J. Ross MacKay,
Professor   J.   L.   Robinson,   Professor
Seen at Complimentary Dinner honouring Dr. Andrew H. Hutchinson (see page 27). Dr. Hutchinson,
Dr. Frank Dickson receiving $1000 cheque from Mr. Tom Braidwood, President Vancouver Rotary
Club, President MacKenzie; Mrs. D. Armstead (nee Ashton) B.Sc. (London), M.A. '32, presenting
book of letters to Dr. Hutchinson; Dr. Dickson receiving Alumni and friends' donation of $2700
from Mrs. J. A. McLuckie (nee Louise Elliott), B.A. '24, President MacKenzie, Mrs. A. H. Hutchinson,
Professor  Emeritus John   Davidson.
Watters,   Professor  Guthrie,  and  Professor Jeffels.
Those giving papers included Professor Grant, who spoke to the Classical Association on "A Latin Eclogue
of Giovanni Pontano, 1422-1505"; Professor Jeffels, who spoke on "The
Conte in 16th Century French Literature" to the Humanities Association, in
whose business meetings Professor
Watters took an active part; and Professor MacKay, who gave the presidential address to the Canadian Association of Geographers. Dean Curtis,
U.B.C. Law Faculty, was elected to
the Executive Committee. National
Conference of Canadian Universities.
A feature of the Humanities Association programme was the address of Dr.
Ira   Dilworth   on   "The   Position
Future of the Humanities."
John Haar, Professor Geoffrey Davies, 'Granny'
Flynn,   Professor  Coulthard.
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By John Haar
The 1953 success of "Capsule College" at Kelowna
prompted a similar educational venture for the spring of
1954. Once again a "team" of five university professors
carried the University to the people of B.C.—this time to
the citizens of our northern communities. In Vanderhoof,
Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and Pouce Coupe, local organizations, schools and U.B.C. Alumni joined with the Department of University Extension in sponsoring the meetings
which were attended by 800 to 900 persons.
The team, composed of Dr. W. C. Gibson, Chairman,
Neurological Research Department, Faculty of Medicine;
Professor T. L. Coulthard, Agricultural Engineering; Professor Geoffrey Davies, History; Professor Peter Oberlander,
School of Architecture; and John Haar, Department of University Extension, in a series of lectures, discussions and
radio addresses sought to convey the scope and role of the
University in the life of B.C. and the nation. In addition
to addressing a number of Parent-Teacher Association meetings and service clubs, about 80 High School students, all of
whom showed a deep interest in the University, were interviewed.
Everywhere the travellers went they received a hearty
welcome from graduates and citizens alike. Often the
greatest interest came from pioneer citizens who never have
had the opportunity of attending a University; one of these,
"Granny" Flynn of Pouce Coupe said, "I enjoyed the meetings more than anything I attended in a long time."
In every community U.B.C. graduates provided accommodations and aided in arranging the meetings. There is,
in the opinion of all members of the team, a golden opportunity for organization of a local Alumni branch among the
large number of hard-working and well-respected graduates
of the Peace River area. Through them, and only them,
can these northern citizens become boosters and supporters
of our University.
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE       26 The Faculty
President MacKenzie was given the
honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by
McGill University at graduation exercises held in Montreal on May 26.
On the following day he addressed the
Canadian Branch of the International
Law Association of which he is Honorary President.
Dean Emeritus Hector J. MacLeod,
O.B.E., has been appointed one of the
three members of the new B.C. Power
Commission. Dr. and Mrs. MacLeod
will live in Victoria.
Dr. H. F. Angus, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, has written a
new book, "Canada and the Far East",
which, in the opinion of K. M. Mclvor,
one of the book's reviewers, "should
have an important effect on Canadian
attitudes and policy in the Far East."
Dr. George F. Curtis, Dean of the
Faculty of Law, received the honorary
degree of Doctor of Laws from the
University of Saskatchewan at Convocation in Saskatoon on May 14.
Dean Myron M. Weaver was given a
unanimous vote of commendation by
the U.B.C. Senate, meeting on May
12, for his successful work in developing the new faculty of medicine
through all its phases to the graduation
of its first class of students this session.
Dr. Blythe Eagles, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, became Chief
White Eagle Feather at an impressive
ceremony conducted by Chief Matthias
of the Squamish Tribe, assisted by
Mrs. Matthias. The occasion was a
field day held at the L'niversity on
May 22 for the Lower Mainland
4-H clubs. More than 400 boys and
girls attended.
Professor Emeritus Robert H. Clark
was recently elected an honorary Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada and will be formally presented with
his certificate of fellowship at the annual general meeting of the Institute in
Toronto on June 21. Dr. Clark became
an honorary life member of the American Chemical Society in  1949.
Professor C. W. Topping, who this
year retires as Professor of Sociology,
after spending the summer at Boston
University as visiting lecturer, will take
up a year's appointment in United College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, as Professor of Sociology and
Social   Psychology.
Professor Roy Daniells, English Department Head, by invitation of the de
Carl Foundation, University of Otago.
Dunedin, New Zealand, travelled by
air to the southern Dominion at the
end of May to deliver a course of several lectures on Canadian literature.
Professor Charlotte S. Black, Director, School of Home Economics, was
elected president of the provincial
branch, Canadian Association of Consumers, at its annual meeting in Vancouver on April 30.   On the same oc-
Dean Eagles created Chief White Eagle Feather
by Chief Matthias.
casion  Miss  Black introduced a  panel
discussion on textiles.
Dr. Geoffrey B. Riddehough, Asso
ciate Professor of Classics, gave an
interesting account of the Seventh
Foreign Language Conference of the
University of Kentucky when he returned recently from Lexington, Ky.,
where his paper on "The Nausicaa
Episode in the Odyssey" was one of
many presented to the large number of
scholars who attended the three-da}'
Dr. W. A. Ferguson, for the past
three years principal of Anglican Theological College of B.C., is retiring from
this office, and will be succeeded in
September by Dr. H. F. Woodhouse,
professor of church history, Wycliffe
College, Toronto. Dr. Armstrong will
remain as lecturer in Greek New
Dr. D. C. Buckland, Professor of
Forest Pathology, was elected president at the annual meeting of the Vancouver section, Canadian Institute of
Dr. William Robbins, Professor of
English, has been awarded a Royal Society of Canada Scholarship and, with
his family, will spend a year in England where he will pursue his study
of the religious and moral ideas in
Matthew  Arnold's writings.
Miss Marjorie V. Smith, supervisor,
study groups, Extension Department,
met with parent-teacher associations
in Prince George, Hazelton and intermediate communities during the last
two weeks of May. to assist in their
parent education programmes. At the
Convention of the B.C. Parent-Teacher
Federation Miss Smith was made an
Honorary Life Member.
On March 20 the Chancellor, President and members of the Board of
Governors gave a Reception in Brock
Hall at which the speeial guests were
the retiring members of Staff—Dr.
A. H. Hutchinson, Mr. H. M. King,
Dr. D. G. Laird, Dr. G. G. Moe, Dr.
C. W. Topping and Miss Dorothy
Dr. Andrew H. Hutchinson, retiring head of the Department of Biology
and Botany, was guest of honour, with
Mrs. Hutchinson, at dinner in the Faculty    Club,    attended   by    Colleagues,
Alumni and friends, when presentation was made of an endowed scholarship to be known as the A. H. Hutchinson Scholarship. The Endowment of
more than $3,500 is made up of individual contributions of Alumni and
friends and $1000 donated by the Vancouver Rotary Club.
Dr. W. H. White, Associate Professor of Geology, and Dr. R. M.
Thomson, Assistant Professor of Geology, assisted by the Geological Engineering and Arts students attending the
three weeks geology camp near Oliver.
B.C., after term-end. erected a substantial hut to serve as a combined storeroom, kitchen, dining-room, workroom and dormitory. This semi-permanent structure, put up at low cost.
will serve as a convenient centre for
all geology students in their field work.
The University is grateful to Mr.
George Lundy for granting permission
to build the hut on his property.
Dr.J. Ross Mackay, Assistant Professor of Geography, will carry on exploration in the Canadian Arctic.
Dr.V. J. Okulitch, Professor of Palaeontology and Stratigraphy, will teach
in the Summer Session of the University of Southern  California.
Drs. White and Thomson will carry
out a program of geological exploration along the B.C. Coast, using a
motor boat constructed by Dr. White.
Dr. W. H. Mathews is working with
the Shell Oil Company on exploration
of the MacKenzie Mountains.
Miss Dorothy Somerset of the Departments of English and Extension,
awarded a Canadian Government Overseas Fellowship, has gone to England
and the Continent for a year where she
will study all phases of the theatre and
drama. Mr. Sydney Risk, B.A. '30, and
Miss Joy Coghill, B.A. '47. will share
Miss Somerset's work in dramatics
during her absence from U.B.C.
Dr. W. J. Hoar, Professor cf Zoology and Fisheries, will represent Canada at a research symposium at the
University of Liverpool in July.
Dr. A. Earle Birney, Professor of
English, has been elected a Fellow of
the Royal Society of Canada.
Dr. William C. Gibson has been appointed Kinsmen Professor of Neurological Research in the Faculty of
Medicine. The appointment has been
made possible by a gift of $5000 a year
pledged for five years by the 55 Kinsmen  Clubs in the Province.
Dr. and Mrs. D. C. B. Duff are travelling to New York State this summer.
Dr. Duff plans to visit a number of
bacteriological laboratories.
Dr. Malcolm F. McGregor, B.A. '30.
M.A. '31. Ph.D. (Michigan) has been
appointed Chairman of the Department
of Classics in succession to Professor
Emeritus Harry T. Logan. Dr. McGregor has been a member of tin-
Classics staff at Cincinnati University,
Cincinnati, Ohio, for many years, and
is well-known for his scholarly work,
especially in the field of Greek History.
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE Dr. H. N. MacCorkindale
A Tribute
By Paul N. Whitley, B.A. '22
June, 1954, will be remembered as a
milepost in the history of Vancouver
Schools. In that month Dr. H. N. MacCorkindale retired after twenty-one
years as Superintendent. It has been
said that there are two school systems
in British Columbia, one in Vancouver
and the other, the rest of the Province.
Actually there has been the closest cooperation between the Department of
Education and the Vancouver School
Dr. MacCorkindale. prior to amalgamation of South Vancouver, Point Grey
and Vancouver, worked as teacher in
South Vancouver and Point Grey.
When the Point Grey School Board
decided to build a Junior High School,
he was named Principal and gave up
the post of Vice-Principal at the Prince
of Wales High School. In 1932, two
years after amalgamation, he succeeded
the late Mr. J. S. Gordon as Superintendent of Schools.
I feel that it is appropriate that we
pay our tribute to an outstanding educationist for the leadership given in
the development of our school system
over these twenty-one years.
The business, professional and industrial life of our city has felt the
impact of the vitality and foresight of
Dr. MacCorkindale in the number of
students who now work in our midst.
The students of today are richer in
their educational experiences as a result of this leadership.
A new regime takes over at a time
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when expansion is the theme. The programme of expansion instituted by Dr.
MacCorkindale makes a firm foundation  for future growth of the system.
The University of British Columbia
is to be congratulated for conferring
upon him the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of his contribution in the field of education.
The teachers of British Columbia,
too, recognized his contribution to education generally when they bestowed
upon him their highest honour, namely,
the  Fergusson  Memorial Award.
Through this medium and on behalf of students and teachers, we salute
Dr. H. N. MacCorkindale and wish for
him and Mrs. MacCorkindale many
years  of enjoyment.
(This article was written by the Principal
of Lord Kyng Junior-Senior High School for
the Lord  Hyng Annual, June, 1954.)
+       +       +
hind-the-scenes' workshop of the High
School Conference Committee was inaugurated last spring when members
of the assisting sponsoring organizations were invited to meet with members of the committee to discuss the
general and financial aspects of the
Conference. The Advisory Board (as
it is now called) has offered many concrete suggestions and has supplied the
necessary continuity. The last meeting of the Board was held shortly before the last Conference and was attended by Mr. Ernie Perrault, University Alumni Association; Mr. Alan
Goldsmith, past Treasurer of the Alma
Mater Society; Dean G. C. Andrew,
University Administration; Mr. Phil
Keatley, University Extension Department; and Mr. Ian Boyd, Principal of
Lord Roberts School and representative of the B.C. Teachers' Federation.
What are the aims of the Conference? First, the prospective University student wishes to know what educational and vocational opportunities
the LTniversity has to offer.   This year's
High School Conference at u.
By Marilyn White, B.A. '54,
Past-Secretary,   High   School   Conference  Committee
The project begun seven years ago
by the Teacher Training class has now
become an important event to all High
School students in British Columbia
and the Yukon. The Annual High
School Conference first included only
those schools situated in the Lower
Mainland, but 176 delegates representing 92 schools were present at the
Seventh Annual Conference held on
March 5 and 6 on the campus of the
University of British  Columbia.
The past history of the Conference
is a story of a search for a permanent
organization to conduct the Conference. The first three conferences were
under the capable leadership of Stan
Heywood, B.A. '49, B.Ed *49, and Joe
Wylie, B.A. '48, who headed committees of the University Teachers' Association. With the dawn of the Fourth
Annual Conference, the Alma Mater
Society assumed the organizational responsibility. Chuck Marshall, the Public Relations Officer for the A.M.S.,
headed an A.M.S. committee. With the
growth of Conference business, organization and planning, the Fifth Annual
affair became directly associated with
the President _of the Alma Mater Society and has continued on this basis
up to the present time. Art Fletcher,
B.Com. '54, and Jack Scott, B.A. '53,
ushered in the new set-up. The Seventh
Annual Conference presented the most
comprehensive programme to date to
the delegates, and Jim Killeen, B.A.
'54, and his 20-man committee worked
long and hard on the plans.
Another  recent  addition   to  the  be-
two-day programme included a talk
by Assistant Professor W. A. Bryce on
the "Value of a University Education",
a lecture by Mr. Neil Harlow on the
library and its facilities; sample lectures during which the delegates attended actual campus lectures; tours of the
Campus and the buildings; a faculty
panel-discussion group in which Dean
Blythes Eagles, Dean Myron Weaver,
Dr. Gordon Shrum, Dr. J. R. Mcintosh,
Professor C. C. Gourlay and Professor
David Corbett spoke to the delegates
and answered questions on the respective faculties; and an extra-curricular
discussion group covering all extracurricular   activities    on    the   campus.
Secondly, the prospective student is
interested in understanding the financial obligations he or she will assume
at the University. What are the potential sources of income? Dean Gage's
speech on "How Students Pay Their
Way" served to clear up many problems. The delegate is advised on basic
fees, part-time jobs, room and board
on and off the Campus, and any other
obligations which may have to be met.
This information is most valuable to
the delegate and school represented.
Thirdly, the Conference aims to
help all students realize the extent of
the relationship that exists between
the University and the Province. The
valuable work done by the Extension
Department is emphasized.
Plans are already under way for the
Eighth Annual Conference and the
committee, again headed by Jim Killeen and co-chairman, Dave Hemphill,
'56, are planning a most extensive two-
day meeting. Two hundred delegates
from one hundred schools is the goal
set for Conference Number 8.
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE        26 Thoughts on Graduation
by Wil
Undoubtedly May 17, the day of my
graduation, will always remain as a
vivid picture in my memory, for not
only was this the day that my boss
gave me the afternoon off, but also the
day before the horrible morning of
the 18th, (which  I took off!)
I will always remember how strange
we appeared draped in black gowns as
we mourned the passing of our LTniversity; for surely, we thought, it
could not continue without us; how I,
throwing all pride aside, had graduated in a borrowed Students' Council
gown; how, after finding, with my
groping arms, six extra sleeves, I had
compared my gown with a friend's administration gown and seriously wondered whether they, (the administration), had actually used fewer mothballs than the Students' Council. I believe Sir Winston would have summarized it by saying "never before had
so many worked for so long to wear
so little". Heaven only knows what he
would have said about the dresses
worn at the Ball that night!
Shortly before 1:30 I gathered with
the class of '54 to indulge in the traditional class exercises. Cautiously I
approached my assigned seat in the
auditorium, cautiously, because, if five
years at U.B.C. had taught me nothing else, I had learned always to approach the auditorium seats with extreme caution. After subduing seat
003, which had no more fight than a
sober engineer, I lapsed into a cloud
of reminiscings. At first I could not
recognize the setting; then it came to
me, the year 4 B.S. (Before Social
Credit); there we sat, eager freshmen,
listening to Professor Crumb as he
methodically shattered any hopes we
had for debt-free money, national dividends—or an  hour's  restful  sleep.
Suddenly my dream was shattered
by the roar of laughter which greeted
the Class Prophet's remark, "You can
see an armoured car outside the Caf.
It is delivering a pound of coffee—
this is the second pound they have
used since 1926." At first I could find
no humour in this statement; then, in
a flash of lightning, I understood! Of
course, they never really used coffee at
all. After patting myself on the back
for figuring this out, and for finally
using that analytical English course,
I was completely baffled by our Historian who wrote about the class history "from the viewpoint of the fish".
It is true that most engineers drank
like fish and as a result generally appeared rather sock-eyed; but, if we
could really examine our history "from
the viewpoint of the fish", then think
how discouraged the professors must
have been with the fishing.
Then with a shock I realized that
our Class Will contained a horrible
error, for we had left "to the housing
authorities   the   Fort   Camp   Problem
WIL ST. JOHN, B.Com.'54, contributed Campus
News   and   Views   to   the   Chronicle,   Session
1953-54.   (See also Page 24).
and a box of matches." Surely the
author of this, our last will and testament, realized that those relics of the
University's better days at Fairview
are too draughty for matches.
As we entered the Armouries, where,
a month before, 3000 of us had given
blood, it suddenly occurred to me how
strange it was that the Blood Service,
having witnessed students giving a
pint of blood for a cup of coffee, had
overlooked, such a simple way to make
their fortune.
Finally, the moment had arrived; we
were about to enter the realm of the
educated.   With a style similar to that
used at tobacco auctions, various
Deans took turns at reading never-
used Christian names. Then the Chancellor, like all good lawyers, admitted
something.    We  were  educated.
As I wandered .about in the fresh
sunlight, trying desperately to remember through which hole I gained entrance to my gown, it struck me that
after five years, two supps, and three
football coaches, I was now just another customer for the Alumni Development  Fund.     *        *        *
In a strictly legal sense U.B.C is a
state-run University; but as all of us
who have had the privilege of attending this great University know, it is
much more than that to its members.
Whether you are a member of the
class of '54 or '24. I am sure that you
can still remember the tradition of our
school as expressed in our motto,
"Tuum Est". You remember the tilings
which you have built as students—the
Stadium. Brock Hall and the War
Memorial Gym. to mention but a few.
No doubt it still gives you a feeling of
achievement to be able to look at these
results of your work as students.
Today there is the same opportunity for you to continue that tradition
through the U.B.C. Development Fund.
No matter how small the amount you
can afford to give, you can still help
to build your University by giving.
Public Relations
In olden times, in well-worn shoes,
Reporters went and found the news.
Today, they sit at home and frown
At   P.R.  men  who've  let  them  down.
U. B. C. Radio Expand:
By Don Fraser, App. Sci. '57
The University of British Columbia
Radio and Television Society, or Rad-
soc as it is commonly called, is expanding and is now publicizing the
university throughout the province.
Radsoc endeavours to publicize
U.B.C. by means of quarter-hour
programmes, called "U.B.C. Digest",
produced by the club, and carried
weekly on fourteen radio stations
throughout B.C. There are nine interior stations: CFJC, Kamloops;
CJAT, Trail; CKOK, Penticton; CJIB,
Vernon; C K P G, Prince George;
CKOV, Kelowna; CJDC, Dawson
Creek; CHWK, Chilliwack; and
CKLN, Nelson; two Vancouver Island
stations: CHUB, Nanaimo, and CJAV,
Port Alberni, KTKN, Ketchikan, Alaska,  and  CFWH,  Whitehorse.
Each week a half-hour show is also
produced by the society and carried on
CKWX, Vancouver. This show and
the others describe the work of different university departments, the activities of student organizations, sport
events, and many other  developments
on the campus. The objective of
"U.B.C. Digest" is to tell the general
public the story of U.B.C. and what the
university does  for the province.
As well as producing the Digest,
Radsoc members broadcast a schedule
of varied programmes around the
campus. Many sport events held at
U.B.C. are broadcast over downtown
stations by members of the Society.
Radsoc also supplies the local radio
stations in Vancouver and New Westminster with news of the important
events taking place on the campus.
The entire Society is student-owned
and student-operated. Honorary members of the Society are: Dean G. C.
Andrew, Honorary President, and Bill
Rea, CKNW, John Ansell, CKWX,
and Chuck Rudd, CHUB. The executive of the club consists of Campbell
Robinson, President; Ross Crain, Production Director of U.B.C. Digest;
Fred Rayer, Programme Manager;
Tom Babcock, Chief Engineer; Ray
Sewell, Business Manager; and Don
Fraser,  Promotion  Manager.
Lecture by Dr. Harold C. Wolff
The first Simmons Lecture was given on Wednesday, March 31, 1954,
by Dr. Harold G. Wolff, Professor of
Medicine (Neurology) at Cornell University Medical School, New York.
This lecture is under the sponsorship
of the Faculty of Medicine and is. made
possible by the generosity of Mr.
Edward Simmons of Vancouver. It
was delivered to an audience made up
of faculty, students, and members of
the medical profession, in the large lecture  room, in the Wesbrook building.
The subject of the lecture. Headache
Mechanisms, was one which had great
interest to such an audience. The manner of its delivery by Dr. Wolff, using
slides and illustrations from his investigative work of many years, absorbed the attention of his listeners.
Dr. Wolff's entire professional life
has been focussed on the investigation
of the mechanisms which have to do
with the functioning of the body in
relation to the mind, and he had had
ample training in neurology, psychiatry, and physiology before he began
this work at Cornell in 1931. He has
continued, since that time, to develop
information with regard to the etiology
of pain mechanisms. Much of our
therapy today rests on this basic information. He is and has been the
leader in this field for many years.
Dr. Wolff's long studies show that
all types of headaches, including migraine, are related to the changes in
the blood vessels lying either inside
the skull or outside, beneath the skin
of scalp and face. Traction on these
vessels,   or   marked   dilation   of   their
walls, will cause pain impulses to be
"felt" via the small nerve endings
which lie in their walls. His many
diagrams of the site of pain on face or
head, when such stimuli were applied
showed this most clearly.
Once such a mechanism has been revealed, it is easy to see how its product
—the headaches—can be prevented.
Such varying stimuli can produce the
headache as, e.g., traction on a blood
vessel, or tortion of its course; while
fright, anger or anxiety may equally
alter its condition. Such remedies as
surgery and the discussion of psychological problems by the doctor may
each have curative effect in specific
—By Margaret A. Kennard, M.D.
One of the best sources of security
and contentment is your money in
the bank. It is never too early to
start a savings account.
The 56th annual meeting of the
Canadian Institute of Mining and
Metallurgy was held April 26th to 28th
inclusive at the Sheraton-Mount Royal
Hotel in Montreal. The registered attendance of 1600 included about 400
ladies. The programme comprised some
fifty technical papers, several symposia
and special addresses, three official
luncheons, two dinners, a Ball and two
post-convention tours of industrial
plants. The technical papers dealt with
most phases of the mining industry and
had a geographic range from Newfoundland to British Columbia. Items
on Mexico and Galapagos Island were
thrown in for good measure.
The Honourable George Prudham,
Federal Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys, spoke at the Monday
luncheon on "The Human Factor in
the Mineral Industry", after a typical,
spirited address of welcome by Mayor
Houde of Montreal. U.B.C. came in
for some good publicity at the Tuesday
luncheon. The guest speaker was Leslie Roberts. He took as his subject
"Are Canadians Really Dull?" in an
attempt to counteract some of Bruce
Hutchinson's writings on our national
characteristics. Sir John A. Macdonald,
MacKenzie King. C D. Howe, Mayor
Houde and many others received honourable mention. Only one university
president attained the Honour Roll.
Which one? Of course—"Larry" Mac-
Kenzie's accomplishments on our
campus were given due and creditable
attention. The large audience received
a vivid picture of him, working almost
unassisted, save for help from Gordon
Shrum, in the dead of night, loading
large trucks with army huts and moving them from "up-country" to the
Campus, to accommodate our veterans
and their families. There seemed to be
considerable doubt about the legality of
the transaction. Our own Eric Nicol
also received favourable mention as a
not-too-dull journalist.
At the same luncheon, announcements
were made of the names and Universities of the winners of prizes for student essays on technical subjects of
interest to the six divisions of the Institute. Eleven prizes were announced
for the whole of Canada. Five were
won by U.B.C. students. Their names
are: Donald R. McKay, Sergio Mussio.
G. P. A. Shirokoff, Clement Simard
and Murray Trigg.
Professor F. A. Forward and George
C. Lipsey, B.A.Sc. '24, were chairmen
of technical sessions. Professor W. M.
Armstrong gave a paper on "Electric
Smelting of Iron Ore". Other technical papers were presented by C. G.
MacLachlan. B.A.Sc. '23, and J. D.
Little. B.A.Sc. '50. About two dozen
U.B.C. graduates were registered at
the meeting.
H. C. G.
30 Eric and Olive Coles
In Memoriam
By Leonard B. Stacey
On April 12th, 1954, a single-engined
aircraft radioed the Seattle Airport that
its engine had failed and that it was
then at 10,000 feet and approximately
over  Seattle.
The pilot was Eric Morell Coles, and
his only passenger his wife (nee Olive
(Lolly) Brenchley). The course of the
plane was followed by radar to within
two miles of the Seattle-Tacoma Airport and then contact was lost.
The American authorities immediately set in motion all their air search
facilities but no wreckage or other
positive evidence of the crash was
found, and it is presumed that the aircraft plunged into the sea and sank,
taking with it Eric and Lolly Coles.
Eric Coles, to those of us who knew
him, was one of the "greats",—first as
a student and later as a member of
faculty at U.B.C. Unfortunately for
the University he resigned after only
four years' teaching, in 1926. But to
those of us whom he taught (Sc. '24 to
Sc. '27), and especially to those of us
in Electrical (of which he was Assistant Professor) he gave top grade in
struetion and set an example in all-
round living which, in my experience,
has never been surpassed by anyone.
Eric grew up in Vancouver and I recall him telling me that as a boy he
used to "hang around" the B.C. Electric car barns and "help" the maintenance crew, and that "sometimes they
would let me move the cars in the
barn". I can well believe that his
spontaneous smile, so characteristic
throughout his life, was as irresistible
then as later.
Came the war (World War I) and
Eric joined up. It was natural that he
should finish up in the Royal Flying
Corps (forerunner of the R.A.F.). He
had an outstanding record as a pilot
and is credited with over 100 bombing
raids. On one of these, by "hedge
hopping" in enemy territory, he succeeded in destroying, single-handed, an
ammunition train and for this specially
courageous exploit he was awarded
the Distinguished Flying Cross.
He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from U.B.C. in 1922. In the
Fall of that year the class of Sc. '24
returned to U.B.C. as juniors to start
the first of our two final years. Six of
us were hoping against hope that there
would be a "course" leading to a degree
in Electrical Engineering. When we
had left in the Spring there were rumours that one might be offered. We
were not disappointed—there was a
course available and it had been made
possible by Eric Coles. It is significant
that the five surviving members of our
group—the first to receive degrees in
Electrical Engineering from U.B.C,
have been employed in that branch of
engineering ever since graduation. The
sixth member, Rowland Graham, was
similarly employed up to the time of
his death. This unusual record is a
direct result of the genius of Eric Coles;
with virtually no electrical equipment,
and no teaching experience, but with
boundless energy, knowledge of his
subject and a mind as clear as crystal he started what is now a department.
In 1926 he resigned from U.B.C, and
started what turned out to be a meteoric career with the Canadian Westinghouse Company at Hamilton, Ontario. He entered that Company as a
junior design engineer and for a time
sat at a desk across from a member of
his first graduating class, in a capacity
junior to his former student.   Many an
amusing circumstance developed in this
anomalous situation, and nobody but
Eric Coles could have handled it with
such charm and grace. Personal pride,
self-esteem, or any consciousness of
distinction as between people were not
only foreign to him—I doubt if he
knew what they meant.
After a comparatively short time in
the Engineering department on design,
he moved to the Patents department
which, to some of us, seemed like a
frightful waste of his abilities. That
position, however, had two distinct advantages, he became familiar over a
period of years with virtually all the
Company's products, and with its organization and management personnel.
He spent eight years in this department, most of that time in charge.
In 1937 he became Assistant to the
Vice-President—in 1939 the President's
Assistant, in 1940 a Vice-President. To
his Vice-Presidency were added in
rapid succession, "Director of Engineering", "In Charge of Planning and
Development".    At   the   time   of   his
death he was a Director of the Company, Vice-President and General Manager Apparatus Division. He was also
a Director of Hamilton Munitions,
B. F. Sturtevant of Canada, and Canadian Radio Patents Ltd.
All this he did in the way of business,
but his contribution to the life of the
country did not stop here. He was one
of the original founders of the Air
Cadet League of Canada. As early as
1928 he assisted in forming the Hamilton Flying Club, and was one of its
Charter Members. In 1939, at the outbreak of World War II he was Vice-
President and Director of this Club
which, throughout the War, gave elementary training to scores of fliers who
then entered the R.C.A.F. During the
War he became Vice-President of No.
10 Elementary Flying School whose
enviable record was due in no small
measure to his efforts.
In professional and business associations he was an active member in The
Association of Professional Engineers
of Ontario, The Engineering Institute
of Canada, The American Institute of
Electrical Engineers. The Canadian
Manufacturers' Association, The Canadian Electrical Manufacturers'. Association, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, and The Canadian Standards
Association, to whose general meeting
at Vancouver lie was going at the time
of his death.
This amazing record of accomplishment was made in spite of a very unhappy and distracting circumstance in
his private life. Soon after going to
Hamilton Mrs. Coles developed an illness the treatment for which required
her almost continuous residence in the
dry climate of Arizona. She tried repeatedly to return to Hamilton but
could never stay more than a few
weeks. During all these years Eric
lived alone. It was characteristic of
him that he carried this burden alone.
The courage which won his Distinguished Flying Cross could not have
been greater than was required continuously for these twenty years.
And now they are gone—for both
we could have wished a happier and
longer life, but certainly not a more
inspiring one. However, I am sure that
as far as Eric is concerned, his spirit,
which nothing could kill, has no regrets. For those of us who knew him
well it will always live and it would
take his own demise with as little concern as it took his earthly achievements—and "carry on".
(Leonard B. Stacey, B.A.Sc. '24, after
graduation from U.B.C, spent two years with
the Engineering Department of Canadian
Westinghouse Company. Hamilton. From
1926 to 1929 he was Assistant Professor of
Electrical Engineering in U.B.C. Since 1929
he has been District Manager, Packard Electric
Company, Vancouver. In 1952 he was President of the Association of Professional Engineers of U.C, having served on the Council
for eight years as Electrical Engineers' Representative. Offices held by Mr. Stacey have
included Chairmanship of Vancouver Section,
American Institute of Electrical Engineers and
Engineering Bureau of Vancouver Board of
Trade; President of Vancouver Electric Club;
he is currently Vice-Chairman, Vancouver
Branch,   Engineering  Institute of  Canada.)
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE Graduate of U. B. C.
Conducts Baccalaureate Service
The 1954 Baccalaureate service, held
in Brock Hall on Sunday morning,
May 16, and attended by a large number of Faculty, Graduands and their
friends, had as preacher Rev. Arthur
W. Dobson, B.A. '34. who, with his
wife (nee Una Knipe. Social Work
Diploma) and their three children, is
on furlough from his work with the
United Church of Canada in  India.
Presentations to Retiring Professors
G. Gordon Moe, Harry M. King, David G. Laird
The retirement this year of Professor G. G. Moe, Professor H. M. King
and Professor D. G. Laird was the
occasion of a party, given by the Faculty of Agriculture in their honour,
which took the facetiously - devised
form of a "Joint Meeting Extraordinary of the Barley Improvement Institute,, the Lime Committee and the
Milk Board." The wooden shields
which appear in the above photograph
bear titles, respectively', (left to right),
U.B.C. Barley Board, U.B.C. Milk
Board, U.B.C. Lime Board and were
presented at the party.
These staff members have been with
the University since its earliest years
and have erected the framework of
their  departments.
Dr. Moe, Professor and Head of the
Department of Agronomy since 1929,
came   to    U.B.C.   in   May,   1919.   His
special interest has been in the development of Rhizoma Alfalfa, a strain
which is receiving ever-widening recognition on this Continent.
Professor King, Head of the Animal
Husbandry Department since 1925,
joined the U.B.C. staff in 1918. Prior
to coming to British Columbia he spent
four years as Assistant Professor of
Animal Husbandry at Ontario Agricultural College. Professor King, who is
a member of the British Columbia
Milk Board, has been a P.N.E. Director for thirty years and served as
P.N.E.  President for  three years.
Dr. Laird. Professor of Soils since
1944. joined the Department of Agronomy in 1920. He is Chairman of the
British Columbia Lime Committee.
Sadler Medal Award
Presentation of the Wilfrid Sadler
Memorial Gold Medal was a happy
event to honour the top ranking student in the 1954 graduating class of the
Faculty of Agriculture. The winner
this year was Mr. R. Barrie Sones of
West Vancouver who has a remarkably good record and plans to work
in the field of agricultural education.
The award was made by the Sigma
Tau Upsilon, Honourary Agricultural
Fraternity, at a luncheon in Brock
Hall on Monday, May 17 just before
the Thirty-ninth Annual Congregation.
The medal was presented to Barrie by
Al Farrow  (Aggie  '42).
to all points in Canada
JRprthern J^hctric
U. B. C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE        32 Travels in Italy—1953
By Mrs. F. G. C. (Bea)
"Acqua—non—corso". I said to the
plump maid in our first Hotel in Italy.
It was my best effort in an unknown
"No, Signora". That much I understood. There followed a flood of language I would defy anyone to translate.
An attempt to discover just when the
water would run brought only an expressive shrug in answer.   Then:
"Un hora, Signora, o due . . ."
It was our arrival in Milan, at a modern Hotel which, like all those at which
we stayed in the next four weeks, was
in process of renovation. The fact that
we definitely felt the need of at least
a wash before dinner, after seven hours
on a train from Geneva, made little
difference. A polite shrug from the
management. The water was off for
several hours. This casual but not unfriendly attitude was fairly typical of
our reception in the country.
The four Woods arrived in Milan in
the dusk of a November evening slightly apprehensive as to our reception so
soon after the Trieste disturbances.
True, the blackshirts who so arrogantly watched our every move twenty
years ago, were happily missing. But
the Carabinieri still moved about in
pairs, keeping a wary eye on the populace. People stood about in small
groups, occasionally muttering as we
passed. And on each wall or pillar was
a chalked imprecation—"Assassini In-
glesi" — was a favorite, and "Porco
Tito", or "Porco Eden" . . .
The city itself is an interesting combination of the old and the new. Round
the corner from a 16th Century Palazzo
would rise the sharp clean line of a
glass-fronted office building, or a modern,  many-balconied  apartment  block.
It was in a bombed and temporarily
patched up Palace in Milan that we
saw an amazing exhibition of Picasso's
work, showing the changes in his style
during the past fifty years. And there,
among the art-loving crowds, we detected no antagonism to foreigners.
Venice—three days in a thick sea
mist—was a distinct change. The cold
was penetrating, and a trip by gondola
across the Grand Canal chilled one to
the marrow. We decided it was warmer
to walk to the Gallery of Modern Art
and went by devious ways, over bridges
crossing the Pitti canals, through narrow streets, all festooned with lines of
washing in every shade of tattle-tale
grey. We found the gallery along the
edge of the Grand Canal, a great mausoleum of a place, and we three women
were the only brave art lovers that day.
Venice, in the mist and dampness,
looked sad and forlorn, like a once gay
mistress of the seas, sodden and forgotten at the door of the Adriatic.
Wood, B.A.Sc (Nurs.) '23
Bologna we reached at noon on Sunday, and discovered from a poster in
the Hotel lobby that "Don Giovanni"
was being given at the Opera House
at 3:30 that afternoon. It was our only
opportunity to attend the opera there,
so we hurried over to get tickets. I
went confidently up to a grey-haired
woman in the Box Office to be greeted
with a shrug and a growling, "Niente
—Niente." I did my best to persuade
her to find a place for four, even standing room. English was of no avail.
French brought no response whatever,
and my feeble Italian queries and appeals only resulted in more head-shaking, louder "Nientes".
Crowds kept pouring into the Opera
House but I determined not to give up
easily. Finally, about five minutes before curtain-time. I spotted a man who
appeared to be handing something to
the Gallery box office. I rushed over
to investigate and discovered three
tickets! Even as I asked the price, four
hands appeared over my shoulders,
each waving a thousand lire note. But
the woman in the box had a sense of
justice. She accepted my note and
handed me the tickets, plus 400 lire in
change. We found that our three places
cost the large sum of 97 cents.
Fortunately one member of the family had seen an excellent production of
"Don Giovanni" in San Francisco not
long before so she waived claim to one
of our precious tickets, while the rest
of us sought out the proper entrance
and started climbing—to the Galleria
Quinta. only the fifth gallery, hack row!
Like flies on the ceiling we clung to
narrow benches, and looked down from
a great height on to the stage. It
proved an exciting and worthwhile adventure. We had a good view of the
performance, only slightly hampered
by the great arches behind which our
gallery perched, and Mozart rose to us
in delightful harmony. We have since
learned that the tenor we most admired, Cesare Valletti, is now appearing in New York, at the Metropolitan.
The next stop was Florence, where
we spent nearly three weeks, enough
time to absorb the atmosphere of the
place and to visit the many art treasures  at leisure.
Many of the bombed buildings in
Florence have been replaced with modern structures, and a lot of rebuilding
is going on, but there are still great
empty squares along the Arno. However, the two famous galleries, as well
as the Pallazzo Vecchio and the Bar-
gello are intact, and their precious contents back in their accustomed places.
One bright cold day we took the bus
up  the  hills  to  Fiesole  and  wandered
first into the old Roman theatre and
museum. Then we climbed by a tremendously steep path to the little
church and monastery of St. Francis,
built centuries ago on the ruins of an
Etruscan temple. Down under the
tiny church can still be seen the original stones and mortar. Our guide, a
rotund, brown-habited brother, not
more than four feet tall, must have been
chosen to match the setting, he fitted
in so well. With descriptive gestures
he showed us the quiet cloister,
squeezed into an area of about twenty
square feet, where, like a true brother
of St. Francis, he had an aviary of
singing birds.
In Florence, we had further opportunity to hear opera, but there was a
disappointing lack of concert music,
and no sign of a legitimate theatre.
There were, on the other hand, a good
many movies being shown, both
Italian-made and the Hollywood variety  with  dubbed-in  language.
One morning our air-mail edition of
the London "Daily Telegraph" contained a paragraph of especial interest
to Travellers in Italy. The Pope was
about to celebrate the beginning of the
Marian Year, and, in order to demonstrate their power, the communists had
decided to stage a one-day strike on the
railways. The day chosen coincided
with our plan for making the trip from
Florence to Genoa, so we hurried to
our Travel Agency for confirmation.
Being anxious not to miss a sailing
which had been booked six months
previously, we took their advice and
caught the next day's train.
Our Hotel in Genoa faced the square
in which stood the principal railway
station and the following morning, at
3 a.m.. we suddenly heard loud speakers blaring forth into the pre-dawn,
"Pronto — pronto — pronto", followed
by a flow of Italian. In the square were
ten large buses, two police cars with
flashing light, and a detachment of
armed troops. It seemed that the strike
was in motion and that buses were being provided to replace the missing
trains: but only the voluble Italian
would be able to tell why it was necessary to awaken the populace so early,
and to keep it awake for the next two
hours, while long and evidently detailed bulletins were screamed over the
P.A. system. However, true to their
announcement, the strikers only remained off duty for twenty-four hours.
By the next morning, transportation
was back to normal and the armed
guards disappeared from the streets.
Genoa saw the end of our Italian
visit. We made a call on Columbus'
home or what is left of it, and a day's
visit by trolley bus to the Italian Riviera, where it was warm enough to
lunch on the stone terrace in the middle
of December; then we boarded the
"Independence", an American Export
ship, for the last phase of a memorable
To Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. D. Fitzpatrick, B.S.A. '49, a daughter, Karen
Elizabeth,  April  14,  in  Kelowna.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Leslie,
B.Com. '51 (nee Evelyn Walling, B.H.
E. '48), a daughter, Sharon Joan.
To Dr. and Mrs. E. G. Markowski
(nee Dr. Mary Murphy, B.A. '40), a
son, on April 15.
+     +     +
Crombie-Purvis. Charles Christopher Crombie, B.A. '49, to Elizabeth
Jolene Purvis.
Foxall-OIson. Ronald George Fox-
all, B.A.Sc. '52, to M. E. Olson.
Gaudreau-Chisholm. Jacques Marcel
Gaudreau to Shirley Maxine Chisholm,
B.A. '49, in  Ottawa.
Gray-Haakonsen. Donald Sinclair
Gray, B.Com. '53, to Rosalie Gudrun
Haakonsen, B.A. '50.
Lane-MacKinnon. William George
Lane, B.A. '44, LL.B. '48, to Willa
Catharine MacKinnon, B.A. '50.
McGeer-Graef. Patrick L. McGeer,
B.A. '48. to Edith Graef, in Wilmington. Del.
Macintosh - Munro. James Albert
Cameron Macintosh, B.A. '51, to Kathleen Ruth Munro, B.A. '50.
McKay-Pierce. Bruce Eric McKay,
B.Com. '52, to Denyse Virginia Alice
Pierce. B.A. '51.
Olds-Tupper. William Walter Henly
Olds. B.Com. '48, to Marjorie Paulina
Tupper, B.A. '49.
Poole - Zackariassen. William Hope
Poole, B.A.Sc. '49, to Randi Zackariassen, in Ottawa.
Scribney-Parker. Michael Scribney
to Margaret Jane Parker, B.A. '46, in
Hamilton,  Ont.
Stevenson - Jones. Arthur Lionel
Stevenson, B.A. '22, to Lillian Sprague
Jones, in Los Angeles, California.
Stock-Johnson. Dr. George Wallace
Stock to Doreen Patricia Johnson, B.A.
Tailing - Sinclair. Gordon Thomas
Tailing, B.A.Sc. '50, to Colleen Mary
Wallace - Thomson. William Pratt
Wallace, B.Com. '49, to Hue Hope
Thomson,  B.A. '51.
Wiggins - Porritt. Wilmer Fraser
Wiggins, B.A.Sc. '50, to Wendy Porritt.
Miss lsabelle Edna Clemens, who attended the first U.B.C. Convocation,
held in Victoria in 1912, passed away
at Gibson's on Thursday, March 11,
She was born near Preston, Ontario,
attended public school in New Hamburg, high school in Kitchener, and
graduated from Victoria College, Toronto,  in  1911.
She came to B.C. in that year and
started her teaching career at Richmond. She later taught for a short
time in New Westminster, but transferred to John Oliver High where she
remained until her retirement three
years ago. Among the many she taught
were Mr. John Buchanan. President of
British Columbia Packers Limited,
member of U.B.C. Board of Governors,
and Arthur Laing. M.L.A., Liberal
party leader in the Provincial Legislature.
She took an active interest in many
organizations, including the University
Women's Club. Professor Emeritus
W. A. Clemens, chairman, Committee
on Fisheries and Chairman Committee
on Oceanography at U.B.C, is a brother.
In Winnipeg recently occurred the
death of Mrs. W. A. Medland (nee
Katherine Upham Hall, B.A. '40). three
weeks after the birth of her fourth
child, a son. She was the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Carl I. Hall, of Vancouver, and was born in Winnipeg. She
came to Vancouver in 1937, when her
father joined his brother, Frank E.
Hall, President of Hall Securities Limited.
Mrs. Medland attended the University of Manitoba, the University of
Washington, and graduated from the
University of British Columbia with
the class of Arts '40. At the time of
her marriage in 1942, her husband was
serving with the Royal Canadian Navy.
At the end of the war Mr. and Mrs.
Medland made their home in Winnipeg.
Surviving Mrs. Medland are her husband, three daughters, Margot, Carolyn
and Marianne, and a son, Christopher;
her parents, a brother, Hugh, and a
sister, Mrs. Eleanor Houghland, all of
Morris Kagnoff, B.A. '33, died at his
home in Vancouver on May 24, after
a career of more than 30 years as a
teacher in Vancouver schools. He attended King Edward High School and
the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Kagnoff began his work as a
teacher in White Rock. Having returned  to  Vancouver,   he   taught   suc
cessively in Florence Nightingale. Templeton Junior High School, Lord Byng,
Vancouver Technical  High.
He is survived by his wife, Helen,
and two daughters, Beverly and Cor-
inne, at home; his father, Sol Kagnoff;
one brother, Nathan, both of Vancouver, and a sister, Mrs. Otto Reis, of
Alice Ravenhill, D.Sc, died in Victoria on May 27, at the age of 95.
Dr. Ravenhill was born in Essex,
England, in 1859. Before coming to
British Columbia in 1910, she had devoted all her adult life to the study of
social and economic conditions in England and to the improvement of the lot
of working men and women. She was
a pioneer in Home Economics and
Public  Health  Education.
In British Columbia she lived with a
sister, first at Shawnigan Lake, on Vancouver Island, and, from 1919 until her
death, in Victoria. She was active in all
that concerns women's welfare. She
was specially interested in the work of
the Women's Institutes. She had to do
with the establishment of the Queen
Alexandra Solarium for Crippled Children at Mill Bay.
Through the Women's Institutes she
became interested in the furtherance of
native Indian arts and crafts, which, in
turn, led her into a study of the Indian
people and their culture. Her book,
"Native Tribes of British Columbia"
and other of her writings about B.C.'s
native people are well known.
The University conferred on Miss
Ravenhill the honorary degree of Doctor of Science in 1948 and in 1953 she
was awarded the Coronation Medal.
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