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VOLUME 13, NO. 4
WINTER, 1959 ***H»W
At more than 800 offices
like this from coast to coast in Canada,
the Bank of Montreal
By   serves well over 2,000,000 customers
Alumni News
4  Homecoming
7 Community Relations Conference
8 Alumnae and Alumni
—By Frances Tucker
10 Around the World with U.B.C.
—By F. H. Soward
14  Counselling Services at U.B.C.
—By A. F. Shirr an
16 Autobiographical  Profile
—By Charles Armstrong
18 Victoria College Appeal
—By Anthony Emery
20  Higher Education  in  B.C.
—By N. A. M. MacKenzie
The University
25  No News is Good News
—By Dave Brock
27 The Faculty
28 Sport News
—By R. J.   Bus' Phillips
VOLUME  13,   NO.  4
Homecoming highlight on
November 7 was the presentation of the Great
Trekker award for 1959 to
Jimmy Sinclair, B.A.Sc'28,
left, by A.M.S. president
Pete Meekison at half time
of the  football game.
WINTER,   1959
Editor: James A. Banham, B.A.">1
Assistant Editor: Frances Tucker, B.A/50
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association
of the University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada.
Mark Collins, B.A., B.Com.'34: past president,
J. Norman Hyland, B.Com.'34; first vice-
president, Don F. Miller. B.Com.'47: second
vice-president, William C. Gibson. B.A.'33,
M.Sc, M.D., Ph.D.; third vice-president, Mrs.
Alex W. Fisher, B.A.'31; treasurer. Donald B.
Fields, B.Com/43; director, A. H. Sager, B.A.
'38;  (ex  officio),  James  A.   Banham.   B.A.'51.
'3.3; Russell Palmer, B.A/26, M.D.. CM.;
Hon. James Sinclair, B.A.Sc.'28; Harry J.
Franklin, B.A/49; Terry D. Nicholls, B.Com.
'55,   LL.B/56;   Mrs.   L.   H.   Leeson,   B.A.'23.
Norman Hyland. B.Com.'34, Nathan T.
Nemetz, Q.C., B.A/34, H. L. Purdy, B.A.'26,
DEGREE REPRESENTATIVES: Agriculture, N. S. Wright, M.S.A.'46, Ph.D.; Applied
Science, E. Douglas Sutcliffe, B.A.Sc/43;
Architecture, James Y. Johnstone, B.Arch.'52;
Arts and Science, Mrs. Arthur F. McKay,
B.A/33; Commerce, Emerson H. Gennis,
B.Com.'48; Education, John L. Prior, B.A/35;
Forestry, Kingsley F. Harris, B.Com/47, B.S.F.
'48; Home Economics, Anne E. Howorth,
B.H.E/52; Law, Ivan R. Feltham, B.A/53,
LL.B/54, B.C.L.; Medicine, John (Bud) M.
Fredrickson, B.A/53, M.D/57; Nursing,
Margaret E. Leighton, B.N.(McGill); Pharmacy, D. B. Franklin, B.S.P/52; Physical Education, Reid Mitchell, B.P.E/49, B.Ed.'55; Social
Work, Edwin F. Watson, B.S.W/49, M.S.W/55.
Alma Mater Society representative: A.M.S.
president, Peter Meekison.
W. C. Gibson, B.A/33, M.Sc, M.D., Ph.D.;
Technical advisers: J. Stuart Keate, B.A/35, R.
Campbell Kenmuir, Arts '42, R. E. "Buzz"
Walker,  B.Com.'47.
Chronicle business and editorial offices:
252 Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C.
Authorized as second class mail, Post Office
Department,   Ottawa.
The U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle is sent free
of charge to alumni donating to the annual
giving program and U.B.C. Development Fund.
Non-donors may receive the magazine by paying
a subscription of S3.00 a year.
3      U. B. C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE First reunion of U.B.C. medical school graduates took place
at the University Club on the first night of Homecoming. Telling Beverley Tamboline, who will graduate
next year, what its like to be a practising doctor are (left
to right) John Hunt, '58; Herb Forward, '57; Dwight
Peretz, '56; Gordon Heydon, '54; and Gordon Gell, '55.
More than 60 medical graduates attended the banquet
which   was   addressed   by   Dr.   Harold   Copp.
Sounding the call to the class of 1929, which held a reunion in the Faculty Club Friday night is Harold King,
composer of the University song, "Hail U.B.C." Among
those who heeded the call are (left to right) Professor
Archie Peebles, department of civil engineering; Mrs.
Claudine Tait Hambleton, Colonel Harry T. Logan, former
head of the classics department; Mrs. Mary Carter Morrison,  and Mrs.  Gerry  Whittaker  Birkett.
Honoured guests at the annual Homecoming luncheon in
Brock Hall at noon on Saturday ivere ten of the winners of
the 1959 Alumni Regional Scholarships. The students, who are
at U.B.C. this year, are (left to right), Michael Wayman, Errol
Gay, Louise Grant, Heather Davies, Sandra Cusack, Satya
Brown, Wendy Dobson, Valerie Perkins, Edward Grande, and
Mike Campbell. The students were presented to those graduates who attended the Homecoming luncheon.
U.B.C.    ALUMNI    CHRONICLE     4 International House at UBC was the setting for the reunion of the class of 1934 on Saturday night. Among
those who attended this event are (left lo right) Harold
Lando, Jim Bardsley, one of the all-time greats in Canadian basketball; Fred Bolton, Mrs. Hilda Bone MacKenzie,
Cyril Chave, one of the organizers of the reunion, and
Nathan Nemetz, who is now a member of the board of
governors   of   the   University.
Take several thousand U.B.C. graduates, add two days packed full of seminars, class reunions, coffee parties and
sporting events, throw in a spoonful of
nostalgia and mix well in the atmosphere
of an expanding campus. Alumni Association officials used this recipe to produce the most successful Homecoming
in history on November 6 and 7.
A committee of graduates led by Kingsley Harris spent several months planning the 1959 Homecoming events down
to the last detail. A note of seriousness
was added to the celebrations for the
second time in as many years with three
seminars on the general theme of "The
challenge of science today." G. L. Hol-
lingsworth, director of research for the
Boeing Airplane Company in Seattle,
opened the seminars with a talk on Friday night entitled "The challenge of
outer space." He dwelt on the benefits
to be derived from space exploration, the
challenge to our technology and the need
to view space research in relation to
other research needs.
While Mr. Hollingsworth spoke in the
Buchanan building the class of 1929 was
holding their reunion in the new Faculty
Club and the current edition of the
Thunderbird basketball team was meeting a team of graduates in the War Memorial Gymnasium. The grads managed
to topple the 'Birds in a hard-fought
On Saturday morning two more seminars met in the law building following
coffee parties in Brock Hall where professors had a chance to meet returning
graduates. The seminars, which dealt
with the education of artsmen and the
hazards of nuclear fallout, were chaired
by Dean S. N. F. Chant, head of the
Faculty of Arts and Science and Dr. William C. Gibson, head of the department
of neurological research, respectively.
The Homecoming luncheon which followed was well attended and graduates
had an opportunity to meet ten of the
students who were this year awarded
Alumni  Regional  Scholarships.   Follow-
The Jokers were at it again at the class of 1949 reunion which
took place in the women's gymnasium on Saturday night.
Ironically, the '49ers, who did much to help build the War
Memorial Gym, had to meet in the women's gym because the
main gym was in use that night for a basketball game. Howls
of delight came from the meeting place however as the jokers
staged many of their old gags. Warming up above are the
Levy twins, Jack and Leo, and John Tennant.
Dean E. D. MacPhee, acting for President MacKenzie, who was absent during Homecoming for meetings of the Canada Council in Winnipeg, crowned the 1959 Homecoming Queen, Naida Chernenkov, at the first of two student dances in the Armoury.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE ing the buffet luncheon graduates
marched to the stadium where they saw
the Thunderbirds take on the University
of Saskatchewan in the final game of the
Western Intercollegiate Football Union
schedule. The 'Birds swamped the Huskies  by a score of 38 to 7.
In the evening five classes gathered
at various campus points to reminisce
about old times and learn what had become of old classmates. More than 700
graduates returned to Brock Hall later the
same evening for the annual alumni
dance which featured the music of Ernie
Prentice and the singing of Eleanor
The highlight of the day however, was
the presentation to 'Jimmy' Sinclair of the
Great Trekker award for 1959 at half
time of the football game. Mr. Sinclair,
president of the B.C. Fisheries Association, graduated in 1928 with the degree
of bachelor of applied science and was
Rhodes Scholar at Oxford from 1928 to
1931. The student award is made annually to a graduate who has a record
of continuous service to the University.
The class of 1924 (top of page) met in
the Faculty Club Saturday night for their
reunion. Obviously enjoying themselves
are (left to right) Dr. R. P. Steeves, Dr.
Ross Davidson, Murray Brink, James
Mitchell, Mrs. Frances McMorris Mor-
den, Miss Myrtle Kievell, Fred Coffin
and John Burton. Class of 1939 (center
picture) met in Brock Hall. "Things
were never like this in our day," says
Malcolm Brown, as he points to an
artist's sketch of a future U.B.C. development. The ladies are Mrs. Lin Brown
Latham (left), and Mrs. Ruth Barss English. At bottom some members of the
class of 1944, which met in the old
Faculty Club, check over the script for a
skit which they put on during the evening. Seated are (left to right), Mrs.
Lloyd Ross, Mrs. Leslie Sandison and
Mrs. Lionel Salt. Standing are (left to
right), Nick Reimer, Alec Rome, Stan
Todhunter, John Shaw and Leslie Smith.
All Universities
Boxing Day
December 26
Commodore Cabaret
$7  Per Couple—Formal
Tickets - ALma 4200
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Delegates from 27 B.C. communities
and Seattle came to the campus on September 18 and 19 to take part in the
second annual Community Relations
Conference and to discuss and express
opinions on University problems. The
conference, sponsored jointly by the University administration, the Alumni Association and the extension department,
was divided into three sections.
On the opening night of the conference delegates met in the new faculty
club where they heard the president speak
on "Higher education in B.C." (The
president's address is reproduced beginning on page 20). The same evening they
heard Dean E. D. MacPhee discuss the
building program, and the registrar, Mr.
J. E. A. Parnall, discuss future enrolments and failure rates at the University.
The main sessions of the conference
took place the following day in the University Library. Each session consisted
of a general introduction followed by
group discussions at which delegates expressed opinions and made recommendations. Each group appointed a chairman
who reported back to the conference
when it reconvened.
Mark Collins, president of the Alumni
Association, opened the first session with
a brief description of the Association and
its objectives. Vice-president Don Miller,
who spoke next, outlined the composition
of the board of management and its function as a governing and policy-making
body. Nathan Nemetz, an alumni representative on the board of governors, explained the functions of the board (faculty appointments, fees, finances), and the
senate (curriculum and academic matters).
In group discussions which followed
delegates suggested that the various
branches of the Association throughout
the province might well serve as a liaison
group between the University and the
community. They made recommendations concerning senate representation
and the implementation of an entrance
In the afternoon the University extension department took over the meeting. Dr. John Friesen, director of the
department, explained how the services of
the University are extended to all parts
of the province and delegates expressed
themselves frankly on how the department could best help individuals and the
In discussion sessions delegates suggested that "extension committees" should
be established in all communities to provide closer cooperation between the department and the province.
Delegates to the Community Relations Conference at U.B.C. in September heard
Dr. John Friesen, standing, explain how the University extends its services to all
parts of the province. Seated are Gordon Selman, assistant director of extension,
left, and Knute Buttedahl, director of the study discussion program in the liberal
arts, one of the most successful of the departments projects.
The Community Relations Conference broke up after each general session and delegates were asked to discuss and make recommendations on University problems. Here
a group of delegates buckle down to the job in one of the rooms of the library
where discussions took place.
(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, 252 Brock
Hall, U.B.C, for the next issue not later
than February 1, 1960.
Geoffrey Bruun, B.A., Ph.D.(Cornell),
spends most of his time now at writing
and research in history, with an occasional stint of teaching. He taught at
New York University, 1927-41, and since
as visiting professor at Columbia, Cornell, U.B.C, Smith, Holyoke. He lives
now in Ithaca, N.Y., and expects to visit
Vancouver next summer.
Homer A. Thompson, B.A., M.A.,
Ph.D., LL.D., honours graduate in classics, Professor of Classical Archaeology
at the Institute for Advanced Study,
Princeton, New Jersey, has been honoured
with appointment as the George Eastman
Visiting Professor at Oxford University
for the academic year 1959-60.
Mollie Cottingham, B.A., M.A.,'47, an
associate professor in the College of Education and a well-known former teacher
in the schools of the province, was named
to the council of the Canadian College of
Teachers at their annual meeting in Halifax this summer.
Gwendolen Mary Kournossoff (Gwen
Musgrave, B.A.), of Chilliwack, was
awarded an M.A. in history this year,
while her husband Michael started a
course towards a B.A. in Slavonic
Arthur T. Fell, B.A.Sc. in chemical
engineering, lives in Brockville and is
manager of the Maitland Works of Du
Pont of Canada. He has been with the
company and its former organization,
C-I-L, since his graduation. Mr. Fell is
also on the town council and chairman
of the airport commission, besides many
other community activities.
Margaret Ormsby, B.A., M.A/31,
Ph.D. (Bryn Mawr), professor in the department of history at U.B.C, has received word that her book, British
Columbia: A History, has been given top
award in the category of local history by
archivists and historians meeting in
Philadelphia in October. The book was
cited by the American Association of
State and Local History, the U.S. Historic Sites' Administrators and the
Society of American Archivists.
John S. Stevenson, B.A., B.A.Sc/30,
Ph.D.(M.I.T.)'34, in geology, is professor of mineralogy at McGill, and consulting geologist for International Nickel
Company, Copper Cliff, Ontario. Dr.
Stevenson is currently president of the
Mineralogical Association of Canada.
Harry   Leon   Kostman,   B.A.,   opened
the  hundred and  first  of his  chain of
ladies' specialty shops in Winnipeg this
summer. He opened the first of his Sally
Specialty   Shops   Ltd.   in   Vancouver   in
Ronald Mavius Burns, B.Com., director of federal-provincial relations in the
department of finance at Ottawa for the
past five years, and widely recognized
across Canada as an expert on fiscal
matters, has just become Manitoba's
deputy provincial treasurer. Apart from
wartime service with the navy, Mr. Burns
was in the B.C. department of finance
from 1935 until he went to Ottawa in
Kenneth W. Martin, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc.
'32, who was in New Orleans with the
Shell Oil Company, has been transferred
to New York as manager of a newly-
created administrative services department in the Exploration and Production
organization at the company's head
C. C. Strachan, B.S.A., M.S.(Oregon
State Coll.), Ph.D.(Mass. State. Coll.),
has been appointed director of the Research Station, Canada Agriculture, at
Harold A. Gibbard, B.A., Ph.D.(Mich.)
chairman of the department of sociology
of West Virginia University at Morgan-
town, West Virginia, represented the
president of U.B.C. at the inauguration
of Elvis Jacob Stahr as president of West
Virginia University on October 3, 1959.
Cecilia Long, B.A., has been appointed
national public information director of
The Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism
Society. She has wide experience in public relations and advertising, both commercially and in the public service field.
She was the first woman to be elected as
president of the Federation of Advertising
and Sales Clubs of Canada.
Enid S. Wyness, B.A. M.S.W/50, has
been appointed to the staff of the Ottawa
Civic Hospital as director of a new social
service department.
Maurice H. Farrant, B.A., has been
appointed chief actuary of the British
Pacific Life Insurance Co., the west
coast's first federal life insurance company.
Patrick Duncan McTaggart Cowan,
M.B.E., B.A., has been appointed director of the meteorological branch of the
transport department in Toronto. Early
this year he received the Robert M. Losey
award from the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences "in recognition of outstanding contributions to the science of
meteorology as applied to aeronautics."
Mrs. McTaggart Cowan is the former
Margaret L. Palmer, B.A/33.
Jessie Winifred Alston, B.A., M.A/35,
Ph.D.(Bryn Mawr) in classics and archeology, is head of the department of classics at Harbord Collegiate Institute, Toronto. Miss Alston spent last year at the
American School of Classical Studies in
Athens, Greece, on a Canada Council
teacher's fellowship.
G/C Richard R. Hilton, CD., B.A.Sc,
has been appointed commanding officer
of the R.C.A.F. station at Camp Borden
in Barrie, Ontario.
William M. Keenleyside, B.A., has
been appointed vice-president of Western
Canada Steel Limited and its associated
companies. He has served as secretary-
treasurer since 1954.
A. K. Macleod, B.A., who was supervising principal of the Summerland
Junior-Senior high school for 20 years
has been appointed supervisor of elementary instruction for Trail school district.
Mrs. Macleod is the former Beatrice M.
Cooke, B.A/34.
Daniel L. McMullan, B.A.Sc, has been
made manager of timber and lands for
B.C. Forest Products Ltd. He has been
chief forester for the company since
Eleanor S. Graham, B.A.Sc, M.Sc.
(Chic), has been appointed assistant executive secretary to the Registered Nurses'
Association of B.C., following six years
of duty with the World Health Organization in India.
W/C Ralph V. Manning, B.A., has
been transferred to the air historian's section at R.C.A.F. headquarters in Ottawa,
following a posting as a member of the
NORAD group in Colorado Springs,
Ian D. Boyd, B.A., was elected president of the Canadian Teachers' Federation at the Federation's annual meeting
in Halifax in August. The Federation is
a national body representing all teachers
in secondary and elementary schools in
Canada except those in the Roman Catholic schools of Quebec. Mr. Boyd was
president of the B.C. Teachers' Federation in 1956-57.
Charles M. Campbell, B.A., B.A.Sc,
P.Eng., was appointed mine superintendent at Bralorne early this year, where he
and his wife are living. Mr. Campbell
married the former Mrs. Audrey Drummond (Audrey Lucille Jones, B.A/42) in
Hugh E. Farquhar, B.A., M.A/55, associate professor and supervisor of studies
in the Faculty of Education at Victoria
College, and director of Victoria College's summer session, has been appointed
executive assistant to Dr. Hickman, the
principal of the College.
G. Noel Harrison, B.A., has been made
manager,   lumber   sales  —   export,   by
Rayonier   Canada   Sales   Ltd.,   formerly
Alaska Pine & Cellulose Sales Ltd.
W. Freth Edmonds, B.Com., has been
appointed secretary-treasurer to the Van-
derhoof board of school trustees. For the
last two years he has been a school trustee in Coquitlam, and for many years has
been active in community organizations
and both credit unions and cooperatives.
Grace Cuthbert, B.Com., B.A/46, won
a bronze medal and a scholarship awarded
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE     8 by the Canadian Western Pipe Mills Ltd.
in the Canadian Society of Industrial and
Cost Accountants exams in September.
Stanley L. Harris, B.A.Sc, has been appointed west coast representative, resident
at Santa Clara, California, of Monsanto
Chemical Company's plastics division development department, after serving as
manager of western operations for Monsanto Canada Limited here.
John MacD. Lecky, B.A., has been
appointed marketing director for The Sun,
a newly-created post. Mr. Lecky will be
responsible for advertising, circulation,
promotion and public relations of the
Margaret M. Campbell, B.A.Sc, with
a master's degree in public health nursing
from the University of Michigan, teaches
public health nursing to graduate nurses
at the University of Alberta School of
Harold T. Fargey, B.A.Sc, has been
made manager of the metal sales division
of the Consolidated Mining and Smelting
Company Ltd.
Edward Benson, B.A.Sc, has been
appointed general manager for Pacific
Press Limited of Vancouver.
Warren Gottlieb Bruce Casselman,
BA., M.A.,'44, M.D.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Tor.),
is head of the electron microscopy section
of the Muscle Research Institute in New
York. The Institute occupies a new 11-
storey building where researchers from
all over the world will come to work on
muscle diseases.
Arthur C. Johnson, B.A., M.A/46
(experimental physics), Ph.D. (Purdue)
(experimental nuclear physics) is manager, product evaluation, with the General
Atomic Division of General Dynamics
Corporation, and lives in San Diego, California. From 1951-55 he was reactor
physicist, NRX reactor, at Chalk River
and from 1955-59 projects manager,
nuclear division, for Canadair, Montreal.
W. D. Thumm, B.A., has been transferred from College Militaire, St. Johns,
P.Q., to Canadian Services College, Royal
Roads. Mr. Thumm is a recent recipient
of the Lieutenant-Governor's medal for
the highest marks in mathematics and
physics at Sir George Williams College
in Montreal.
Christopher Cleave Wright, B.A., was
appointed district superintendent of
schools for Smithers, Burns Lake and
Vanderhoof last June. He and Mrs.
Wright (Eve Bradley, B.A/44) are now
living in Smithers.
Campbell J. Coady, B.A., M.D.(Mc-
Gill), is director of laboratories at Royal
Columbia Hospital in New Westminster.
With the associate director. Dr. Lindsay
Sturrock, and supported by a Canadian
Cancer Society research grant, Dr. Coady
is conducting hundreds of tests aimed at
the effective use of fluorescent dyes to
identify cancer cells in blood samples
examined with an ultraviolet microscope.
Eugene P. LaBelle, B.A.Sc, has been
appointed assistant chief engineer of B.C.
Telephone Company.
Donald J. C. Ralston, B.A., has moved
from Fort St. John to Quesnel, and has
opened   law   offices  there.
Donald Baker Robinson, B.A.Sc, M.A.
Sc/46, D.Sc(Mich.), has been appointed
head of the department of chemical and
petroleum engineering of the University
of Alberta in Edmonton. He joined the
faculty in 1948. Dr. Robinson's primary
research interests are in the behaviour of
hydrocarbon systems and fluidization.
Muriel Ellen Martinson, B.A., has been
appointed planning officer, regional planning division, department of municipal
affairs, in Victoria. She was formerly
with the planning department in Burnaby.
George M. Schuthe, B.Com., B.A/47,
M.A.'50, is chief of the transportation
and trade services division of the Department of Trade and Commerce, Ottawa.
He has just been appointed a Canadian
member of the Joint Tolls Advisory
Board set up by the St. Lawrence Seaway
Authority. The function of the Board
is to hear complaints relating to the interpretation of the toll schedules.
John W. S. Arthur, B.A., has been appointed director of group sales and service for the Canadian operations of The
Prudential Insurance Company of America.   He joined the company in June.
George Bulhak, B.S.A., has written a
32-page booklet Recreational Almanac
of British Columbia, Canada. It is published by B.C. Recreational Almanac
Limited, 789 West Pender Street, Vancouver, and is on sale in most sports
shops and in the Fish and Game department of the Vancouver Sun. The University book store also has it in stock.
If you want to know the temperature, the
annual rainfall, the species of game in
every part of the province, and how to
get there, the book tells you in chart
form. Some of the best information has
come from the transactions and atlas of
the B.C. Natural Resources Conference.
Other material has come from wildlife
experts, skiers, mountaineers and even
John F. Graham, B.A., professor of
economics at Dalhousie University, has
been named general editor of a series
of research studies on economic conditions and problems of the Atlantic Provinces, sponsored by the Social Science
Research Council of Canada.
Peter W. N. Graham, B.Com., president of Family Finance Corporation Ltd.,
has been elected to the board of directors of Canadian Collieries Resources
Cecil Gorby, B.A.fSask.), B.S.W., has
been appointed administrator for the
Weyburn regional office of the Saskatchewan department of social welfare and
Eric T. Reaville, B.A.Sc, Ph.D.(Wash.),
group leader for resin materials and
paper chemicals research in the Monsanto organization has been appointed
to serve as technical liaison between the
division's research department in St.
Louis, Missouri, and that of Monsanto
Chemicals Limited, the company's British subsidiary. Dr. Reaville's duties will
include the technical direction of a newly
formed research group of British scien-
October 18. Annual meeting and
traditional    smorgasbord    at    the
home of Dr. Hugh Barr, outgoing
and incoming president.
October 23. Annual ball, Sirocco Club, as usual successful. November 2. Executive meeting, Victoria College. Here the branch
gears itself for the fund drive to
begin in January.
October 24-25. Reception for
Canadian students at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hemming—
home away from home for our
alumni in England.
October 26. Good turn-out at
annual dinner with Mr. and Mrs.
Aubrey Roberts, Don Miller, Emerson Gennis and director Art Sager
from Vancouver. Guest speaker
Mr. Claude Chatillon, Canadian
consul. All incumbents re-elected
November 13. Luncheon meeting at the "Round-up." Les McLean, non-alumnus friend of education, rounds up 25 civic leaders
to establish a "University Committee" which could become the
model for future Alumni-Extension cooperation at community
level. Attended by Mr. and Mrs.
Mark Collins, John Haar and director.
November 13. Annual meeting
at high school chaired by Art
Dawe. New president is Mr. Harry
Raikes, honorary alumnus and
former area chairman for development fund campaign.
December 9. Dr. G. M. Shrum
addresses the active Ottawa branch
at an evening meeting arranged by
branch president Victor Johnston.
A Few Copies Left
A History of U.B.C.
By H. T. Logan
Winner of Two Awards
For Copies Write To:
U.B.C.   Alumni  Association
Brock Hall,   U.B.C.  - AL.  4200
It is taken for granted today that
any Canadian university from its
very nature serves all Canada and not
merely its local constituency. The
training which it gives its graduates
fits them for service in any part of the
country and they go where opportunity
calls. But it is not often that one can
readily find definite proof to support
the bolder claim that the University
serves the world as well as the nation.
Such has been my experience, however, in a recent global trip where almost everywhere a U.B.C. graduate
appeared to make me feel I was never
far from the campus.
At the end of the fall term last
year, Mrs. Soward and I left for New
Delhi where I was to serve for a term
as visiting professor of Commonwealth History and Institutions at the
Indian School of International Studies.
Since New Delhi is almost exactly half
way round the world from here, we
decided to return home by way of
Europe and thus circumnavigate the
En route to New Delhi we stopped
for Christmas (and shopping) in Hong
Kong. There, through the good offices
of Professor Leslie Wong, we were
soon in touch with Merle Quan,
B.H.E/56, whose husband studied law
for a year at U.B.C. before going
further afield, to Northwestern. Our
next stop was Bangkok, where one
would think it unlikely that U.B.C.
would be represented. But it was not
long until Wah Wong, B.A/48, whose
wife is also a U.B.C. graduate, got in
touch with us. He is working with the
United Nations Children's Fund and
hopes soon to have a furlough in Vancouver.
As our plane settled down on the
runway at the New Delhi airport late
on New Year's evening, we found
Allan McGill, B.A/48, there to greet
us. As a first secretary in the office
of the High Commissioner for Canada
he could facilitate our clearance
through customs. Allan has since returned to duty in Ottawa and during
his leave proved an invaluable leader
in the discussions at the seminar on
India, held on the campus in August.
I found our Delhi mission well staffed
with U.B.C. graduates. Besides Allan
there were Bruce Macdonald, B.A/26,
who is a commercial counsellor, and
J. H. Nelson, third secretary (commercial), who graduated in commerce
in 1955.
Before we left Delhi at the end of
April we met at a showing of Canadian films at the High Commissioner's
Frederick H. Soward, B.A.(Tor.),
B.Litt.(Oxon.), F.R.S.C., is associate
dean of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies, head of the department of
history, and director of International
Studies and Asian Studies.
Professor F. H. Soward
residence Colonel John Beeman, B.A.
Sc/35, who is one of the observers
for the United Nations in the Kashmir
area. My last speaking engagement in
India was at the University of Rajas-
than, located at Jaipur. There we were
fortunate enough to be guests of the
governor, who kindly arranged that
we should see a special documentary
film devoted to the people of Rajas-
than. The film had been commissioned by Burma Shell as a goodwill
gesture and when the name of the
producer was flashed on the screen I
was able to inform my host that he
was a U.B.C. graduate, Jim Beveridge,
Our journey home by way of
Europe required a stop at Karachi,
where our high commissioner to
Pakistan was a former colleague of
mine in external affairs. He took me
to see the office. I had scarcely met
the first secretary (commercial), when
he informed me that he was one of
our graduates of commerce '42.
In Europe, our first stop was
Athens. As usual, I called on our embassy and, by this time, was not in the
least surprised to see there another
graduate, Paul McLane, B.A/24. On
our earlier trip around the Commonwealth in 1950, he had been of great
help to us in New Zealand. We flew to
Rome from Athens and when I went
to cash some travellers' cheques at the
American Express office I was at once
hailed by a recent commerce graduate
(1956). He was too busy making himself known as someone from U.B.C.
to give me his name, but was happily
touring Europe on his own. When we
reached Milan, after travelling up and
down the Italian peninsula it was
David Spencer, another Arts '38 grad,
who took us for a tour of the Italian
lakes and rounded off the day by a
superb   dinner   at   one   of   the   best
Milanese restaurants. David was fulfilling a long-standing ambition by
studying voice. From Italy via
Switzerland we travelled by train to
Vienna. When we came into the dining
car it was not long until we were
hailed by George Robertson, B.A/50,
who was free-lancing and had plans
for recording on tape an interview
with the famous Hungarian orchestra
now domiciled in Vienna. Our hotel
was located in the suburb of Schon-
brunn near the magnificent summer
palace of Emperor Francis Joseph. It
is a mecca for sightseers, so it did not
come as too great a surprise, in a year
when the tourist traffic had never
been better, to be greeted by Norman
Rothstein, B.A/39, and his wife (Rosalie Gale Rothstein), B.A/49. In the
Canadian embassy at Vienna I discovered that the counsellor was W. H.
Barton, B.A/40, whose scientific training has made him a most useful person to have on the staff when the
United Nations Atomic Energy Centre
is just around the corner.
Germany and Belgium failed to live
up to the record of the other countries
we had visited in providing U.B.C.
contacts, but the United Kingdom
more than made up for their deficiencies. I had luncheon with Bob McKenzie, B.A/37, now on the staff of the
London School of Economics, who
was getting ready to analyse for the
Observer the coming election whose
outcome he correctly foresaw. At the
Anglo-American Conference of Historians, John Bovey, B.A/57, came up
to see me and report on his postgraduate work in history at the University of London. John Bosher, B.A.
'50, was of special interest to me, since
he had just agreed to return to us as
assistant professor of history after
teaching at King's College for three
years. Don Hutchison, B.A/33, whom
many will remember as one of the
best presidents of the Alma Mater
Society and who is now a personnel
specialist for Philips Electric, invited
us to have dinner with his wife and
himself at their home in Wallington,
Surrey. Ken Faris, B.A/54, met me
for lunch to describe his plan for a
Ph.D. at the London School of Economics and to bring news of Peter
Silverman, M.A/56, and R. D. Jackson, B.A.'56, who are also studying at
the School. Our last U.B.C. contact
was in Amsterdam where, as we
waited for our plane, we were hailed
by R. Heal, B.S.A/47, now resident in
Armstrong and managing to combine
business and pleasure in a trip to
I don't doubt that many of my colleagues have had similar experiences
and I am sure have felt the same warm
glow from realizing that the associations of college days really mean
something as staff and students meet
in all corners of the globe.
tists working on long-range projects for
the division in the Nickell laboratories
of Monsanto Chemicals Ltd. at Ruabon,
Wales. He will take up his new post at
Ruabon January 1, 1960.
O. W. Woodside, B.A.Sc, has been appointed   assistant   department   manager,
topping  and  thermal  cracking,  at  Shell
Oil's Montreal East refinery.
P. E. Argyle, B.A., M.A.'50, is among
the scientists of the Dominion Observatories staff who will be using the new
federal radio-astronomy station, under
construction at Penticton, to study the
distribution of neutral hydrogen, which
forms the bulk of matter in outer space,
among our own and neighboring galaxies.
W. Gerald Burch, B.A.Sc, formerly
assistant chief forester, has been appointed supervisor of forestry for B.C.
Forest Products Ltd.
William A. Laudrum, B.Com., who has
been assistant Victoria store manager of
the Hudson's Bay Company for the past
two years, has been appointed to a top
executive position in Hudson's Bay Co.
Fur Sale Inc., New York, a U.S. subsidiary of H.B.C at whose annual auctions
about 60 per cent of the fur sales in the
U.S. are conducted. Before going to Victoria, Mr. Laudrum served in Vancouver,
Edmonton, Saskatoon and Calgary.
Leonard K. Narod, B.A.Sc, P.Eng.,
has recently joined the firm of Phillips
Barratt & Partners. While he was chief
structural engineer for A. B. Sanderson
and Company Ltd., the firm built the
dome for a new 48-inch telescope to be
used chiefly for spectrography for the
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
near Victoria. Mrs. Narod is the former
Sylvia Bergman, B.A/51, B.S.W/52.
R. G. Simonton, B.A.Sc, has joined
Atlantic Refining Company to head the
drilling-production group for their Canadian operations.
Major Paul J. Sykes, B.A., M.A.
(Calif.), the U.S. Air Force's first project engineer for the nuclear engineering
test reactor, built for their air research
and development command in Ohio, is
to be listed in the first edition of Who's
Who in Atoms. Before returning to complete his B.A. here, he was a navigator
with the American air force, and has
logged 2300 hours in various multiengined aircraft. Major Sykes is now a
project officer with the air force in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Murray M. Wiggins, B.S.A., has gone
to Jordan as irrigation agronomist for
the Harga Engineering Company of Chicago. His headquarters will be in
Robert H. Ahrens, B.A.Sc, has been
made chief of the planning division, Provincial Parks Branch, Victoria, replacing
Lloyd Brooks, who has gone to the National Parks Service in Ottawa.
Bruce S. Aitken, B.Com., has been appointed director of sales for the Philippine Manufacturing Company in Manila,
a part of the Procter & Gamble organization.
Walter A. Benson, B.A., M.A/50, has
been appointed a biologist at the Vancouver office of the Canadian Wildlife
Service. For the last 7 years he has been
senior biologist and head of the wildlife
research division of the Saskatchewan
department of natural resources.
Hector MacDonald Macrae, B.A.,
LL.B/50, after practising as a lawyer
for six years in Vancouver has taken
religious vows with the Benedictine order
at Mission, and is now known as Frater
Maurus Macrae, O.S.B. His sister is Mrs.
Davie Fulton (Patricia M. Macrae, B.A.
Don C. Moulson, B.A.Sc, is in charge
of construction of the first steel mill in
Hawaii. It is being built by Hawaiian
Western Steel Co., which is affiliated with
Western Canada Steel Mills of Vancouver.
Russell A. Munro, B.Com., who has
been associated with Kraft Foods Limited
for the past ten years, has been named
institutional sales manager.
Harry Willems, B.A., B.S.W/50,
M.S.W/52, has been appointed administrator of the Melfort regional office of
the Saskatchewan department of social
welfare and rehabilitation.
B.A.Sc'59, (nee LORNA RYDER,
B.Ed/58), a daughter, Lisa Maria, July
25, 1959, in Yellowknife, N.W.T.
B.S.A.'40), a son, Henry James, September 19, 1959, in Cranbrook.
BARNSLEY, B.Com.'54, a son, John
Michael, October 11, 1959, in Vancouver.
'51, (nee BERNICE LAIRD, B.A/51),
a daughter. August 23, 1959, in Vancouver.
B.Com/58, a son, Robert Michael,
April 22, 1959. in Vancouver.
MR. AND MRS. GEORGE S. CUMMING, B.A/50, LL.B/51, (nee MARGARET I. ROGERS, B.A/54), a son,
Brian George. May 17. 1959, in Vancouver.
Com.'53, a daughter, Karen Patrice,
October 12, 1959, in Vancouver.
FRASER, B.Com.'48, B.A/49, a son,
September 5, 1959, in Vancouver.
RICKSON. B.A/53, M.D/57, a daughter, Lisa Jane. August 30, 1959, in
MR. AND MRS. LUCIAN GALLINARI, LL.B/58. (nee SALLY O'CONNOR. B.A/49), a daughter, Kathleen
Jane, in May,  1959, in Livorno, Italy.
MR. AND MRS. ROBERT H. GAYNER, B.A/52, a son, September 1,
1959, in Manila, Phillipine Islands.
'54), a daughter, October 12, 1959, in
a daughter, Rebecca Jane, June 1,
1959, in New Haven, Connecticut.
'51, a son, David, August 17, 1959, in
(nee THELMA PITT, B.A/57), a son,
Jeffrey Pitt, July 19, 1959, in Vancouver.
ANN NELSON, B.A/53), a daughter,
Alison Christine, August 25, 1959, in
(GUNDY) McLEOD, B.Com.'55, (nee
'54), a daughter, Julie Ann, August 18,
1959, in Vancouver.
B.Com/57, (nee WENDY MacDONALD, B.A/55), a daughter, Sandra
Lynn, October 24, 1959, in Vancouver.
KEELER, B.A.(McMaster), B.S.W/55)
a son, David Gordon, February 9,
1959, in Vancouver.
DARLING, B.H.E/54), a son, Donald
Kent, March 30, 1959, at Powell River.
Com/54, a daughter, Karen Elizabeth,
September 7, 1959, in Portland, Oregon.
MR. AND MRS. F. CAMERON WILKINSON, B.Com/48, a daughter, September 7, 1959, in Vancouver.
B.A.Sc/52, (nee MARY ANNA MOR-
RISH, B.S.N/58), a daughter, November 3, 1959, in Vancouver.
Com.'55, a son Jeffrey Alan, August
22, 1959, in Vancouver.
AITKEN-PERKINS. Robert Aitken to
Mary Elizabeth Perkins, B.A.'59, in
ALLISON-BEEDOM. Roy William Allison, B.A.Sc/58, to Elaine Georgina
Beedom, in Vancouver.
Benson Archambault, B.Arch/55, to
Patricia Elizabeth Whan,  in Victoria.
BALL-PAUL. Lome Ball, B.Sc/59, to
Margaret Anne Paul, in Dawson
BANKS-McRAE. Anthony Fraser Banks
to Mary Katherine McRae, B.A/59, in
Hanna Beveridge, U.S.A.F., to Alberta Anne Whittle, B.A/56, in South
Birch to Patricia Jean Ledgerwood,
B.H.E/58,  in Vancouver.
Birkett, B.Com.'51, to Joan Ruth
Breithaupt, in Toronto.
stein, B.S.P/58, to Nassa Leah Raels,
in Vancouver.
CANT-CRANN. Eric George Douglas
Cant, B.Com.'56, LL.B/57, to Sharron
Ann Crann, in Vancouver.
1 1
Clayton, B.Com.'58, to (Sara) Maureen
Fleming, in Burnaby.
CLYNE-POYNTER. John Stuart Somerset Clyne, B.A/55, LL.B/56, to Margaret Elizabeth Poynter, in Vancouver.
COHEN-MARTENS. Robert Thomas
Cohen to Margareta Martens, B.A/58.
in Abbotsford.
Collver, B.A.'57, to Bonita Glorian
Etllund, in Vancouver.
CRAIN-MITCHELL. Finlay Ross Crain
to Margaret Kathleen Mitchell, B.A.
'58. in New Westminster.
Cresswell. B.A/58, to Hannah Belle
Hewitt, in Naramata.
Croizier, B.A.'57, to Anna Marion
Heslop, B.H.E/58, in Trail.
DAVIES-GRINDE. Alan David Davies,
B.A/56, to Evelyn Elsie Grinde, in
Dempster, B.A.Sc.'56, to Lois Jean
Barton, in Vancouver.
DOHM-HOWARD. Patrick Donald
Dohm, B.A/58, to Barbara Jean Howard, in Kamloops.
Olmstead Dunsmore, B.S.F.'55 to Alison Joan Boughton, in Vancouver.
FARIS-BICKS. Roland Lyle Faris, B.A.
'58, to Valerie Anne Bicks, in Vancouver.
FERRY-HAIL. David William Ferry to
Susan Diane Hall, B.A.'57, in Vancouver.
FORREST-JONES. Stewart Robert Forrest, B.A.(Wash.), LL.B/48, to Ethel
Jane Jones, in Victoria.
FORTIER-FRANCIS. Lieut. Jean Pierre
Fortier, B.Com.'58, Canadian Army
Overseas, to Jean Marie Francis,
B.S.N/58, in Vancouver.
GAYTON-DALY. John Wilmot Gayton,
B.A.Sc.'57, to Margaret Anne (Marnie)
Daly, in Trail.
GISH-THOMPSON. Norman Richard
Gish to Joan Ann Thompson, B.A/58,
in Vancouver.
GOLF-RITCHIE. Aristotle Ted Golf, B.
Ed/59, to Ann-Louise Ritchie, B.H.E.
'58, in Vancouver.
HALL-AGNEW. David Albert Hall to
Pauline Agnew, B.A/58, in Vancouver.
Eric Hastings, M.D.'58, to Shyrl Margaret Sutherland, in Vancouver.
HOWARD-THOMPSON. Edmond William Howard, B.S.F/58, to Phyllis
Rosemary Thompson, B.A/58.
Hurst, B.Com/58, LL.B/59, to Sally
Phin Parker Richmond, in Vancouver.
JEFFREY-GERRIE. James Robert Jeffrey to Shirley Mae Gerrie, B.Ed.'59,
in Peachland.
JOHNSON-RODRIGUE. Arthur William Johnson, B.Sc/58, to Constance
Rodrigue, in St. Georges, P.Q.
KURTA-ATEN. John Kurta to Edwina
Mary Aten, B.H.E/58, in Salmon Arm.
LECKIE-DONOVAN. Walter Merrill
Leckie, B.Com.'57, LL.B.'58, to Beverley Emily Jean Donovan, in Vancouver.
McCLURE-SERVICE. Richard Neil Mc
Clure, B.A.Sc/59, to Irene Campbell
Blackie Service, in Vancouver.
Macdonald, LL.B/59, to Carol June
Elizabeth Brett, B.H.E/59, in Penticton.
MacDONALD-MYERS. James Alexander MacDonald to Margaret Susanne
Myers, B.H.E/56, in Vancouver.
land to Dorothy S. K. Home, B.H.E.
'56, in California.
MacLEOD-ROSE. John Cameron MacLeod, B.Sc/58, to Helen Ann Rose, in
Winchester, Ontario.
MacMILLAN-BUTLER. Douglas Thomas MacMillan. B.Com/55, to Audrey
Edith Butler, B.Com/54, in Vancouver.
Maddison, B.A.Sc'59, to Dianna Carol
Rickard, in West Vancouver.
Setty Pendakur, B.E.(Mysore), M.Sc.
'58, to Rajinder Kaur Sardar, B.A/57,
in Vancouver.
PURDY-WRIGHT. Reginald Robert
Purdy, B.A.'59, to Patricia Joan
Wright, at Port Coquitlam.
Palmer, B.Com/59, to Marianne Pickett, in Vancouver.
ROSS-ANDREEN. John Bethune (Jock)
Ross, B.Com.'53, to Peggy Lou Er-
landson Andreen, M.D.'58, in Vancouver.
John Richmond, B.Com/59, to Mary
Elspeth Armour, in New Westminster.
Samis, B.A/57, to Sherrill Anne Macdonald, B.Ed/58, in West Vancouver.
SMEELE-McGREGOR. Frank Smeele,
B.S.F/59, to Frances Catherine McGregor, in Nelson.
SMITH-McKAY. Bryan Robert Smith,
B.A.Sc/58, to Kathryn Anne McKay,
B.S.N/58, in Kimberley.
SMITH-GRANT. Edward Joseph Smith,
B.A.Sc/59, to Marilyne Alice Grant,
in Courtenay.
THOMPSON-BRADLEY. Lorimer Sidney Thompson, B.Com.'54, to Gwendolyn Margaret Bradley, B.H.E/51, in
TREASURER-MASON. Bernie Treasurer, B.Com/58, to Barbara Anne
Mason, in Vancouver.
TYNAN-MALCOLM. Sub-Lieut. John
M. C. Tynan, B.A.Sc/59, R.C.N., to
Margaret Rose Malcolm, in Vancouver.
WADDELL-WALKER. F/L. G. Graham Waddell, R.C.A.F., to Heather
Adelle Walker, B.Ed.'59, in Saskatoon,
WALLACE-LONG. Fraser Gill Wallace, B.Com/58, M.B.A.(Calif.), to
Barbara Anne Long, in Los Angeles,
WATTS-COLEMAN. Robert Arthur
Watts, B.Sc/58 to Rosemary Joan
Coleman, B.A.'59, in Regina, Saskatchewan.
WEBB-NORMAN. Charles Richard
Webb, B.A.Sc/59, to Frances Mary
Jean Norman, B.A/56, in Vancouver.
(Duthie) Welsford, B.S.F/58, to Lorraine Claire  Mulvihill,  in Vancouver.
WHITE-MAI.   Gordon A. White, B.A.
'54, M.A/55, Ph.D.(Iowa State Coll.),
to Ursula Hildegard Mai, at Ames,
WHITON-GILMOUR. Geoffrey Arthur
Whiton, B.A/59, to Dorothy Mae Gilmour, in South Burnaby.
WHITTAKER-WAIK. David Neil Eaton
Whittaker, B.A/54, to Elvi Waik, B.A.
'55, M.A.'57, in San Francisco, California.
Woodman, B.Com.'59, to Roxanna
Trudy Clark, in Vancouver.
Miss Margaret E. Maynard, B.A., an
assistant professor in the College of Education, died in Vancouver on November
9 at the age of 62 following a lengthy
Miss Maynard taught in Vancouver
elementary, junior and senior high schools
from 1918 to 1929 before joining the
staff of the provincial normal school in
1930. She joined the staff of the college
of education at U.B.C. in 1956 when it
was incorporated into the University.
Miss Maynard did post-graduate work
in home economics at the University of
California in 1922 and 1923 and in 1930
and 1936. She also served on the executive of the Universitv Women's Club.
Josephine Price (nee Josephine Al-
phonsine Paradis, B.A.), wife of George
R. Price, died October 25, 1959, in White
Rock Hospital. Before her marriage in
1942, when she moved to White Rock,
Mrs. Price, as Josephine Paradis, had
taught in Summerland, Vancouver and
West Vancouver. She majored in mathematics and French at U.B.C. Surviving
are her husband, two brothers and three
sisters.   She was 53.
Katharine L. C. Gaul, B.A., died August 15, 1959, after an illness of a year
and a half. For 23 years she had been
secretary to the director of the Vancouver General Hospital school of nursing.
She is survived by her mother, 3271 West
28th Avenue, and a brother Raymond
Gaul, B.A.Sc.'41, living in Ohio. Another brother, Robert Gaul, B.A/35,
B.A.Sc/35, who died six months after
his graduation, is remembered at U.B.C.
as an outstanding athlete, in whose
memory the Robert Gaul Memorial
Trophy has been awarded each year
since 1936.
Gordon M. Fierheller, B.A., M.D.
(Alta.), died August 27, 1959, in Vancouver General Hospital at the age of 39.
Shortly after finishing his medical training, he set up in general practice in
Prince George where he came to know
the arduous life of a country doctor. He
made dangerous night flights by bush
aircraft, travelled back roads in all
weather, and became as familiar with
the cabins of the Indians as he was with
the hospital operating room.
Dr. Fierheller brought his family to
Vancouver in 1957, taking post-graduate
studies in the pathology department of
Vancouver General Hospital, where he
was working up to his death.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE      12 New graduate center will be constructed on the west mall with $400,000 gift from Dr. Leon Koerner
President N. A. M. MacKenzie
has announced that a center for
graduate students will be constructed
at the University of British Columbia with a $400,000 gift from Dr.
Leon J. Koerner, the retired chairman of the Alaska Pine and Cellulose Company.
The center will be known as Thea
Koerner House in memory of Dr.
Koerner's wife who died in July of
this year. The gift will be made
through the Leon and Thea Koerner
Foundation, established by Dr. and
Mrs. Koerner in 1955, the president
The new center will occupy a site
on the University's west mall, between International House and the
Faculty Club and University Social
Center, which was completed in
June of this year through a donation
of $600,000 to the U.B.C. Development Fund by Dr. and Mrs. Koerner.
Plans for the graduate center are
now being prepared by the University's architects, Thompson, Berwick
and Pratt, in association with another Vancouver architect, Peter
Kaffka. Tentative date for the beginning of construction is April,
1960, with completion about ten
months later.
President MacKenzie said Mr.
Koerner's generous gift would do a
great deal to promote the academic
and social welfare of graduate students. "We are greatly indebted to
Dr. Koerner for, in my opinion, it
is both desirable and essential that
those young men and women who
will be shortly leaving the University
to provide leadership in the sciences,
in business, in government, and in
teaching and research, should have
facilities where they can meet and
exchange ideas.
"With the enormous influence of
science and technological development on every aspect of modern life,
it is imperative that persons in the
arts and persons in the sciences appreciate each others' points of view.
I know of no better way to promote
the intermingling of students and the
free exchange of information than
in a facility such as Dr. Koerner's
gift will provide," the president said.
Dr. Gordon Shrum, dean of the
Faculty of Graduate Studies, said
such a center would be "the greatest
stimulus to graduate work since the
Faculty was established at the University. We have 616 students from
all parts of the world doing graduate
work, and I have always been concerned that they should come to
know one another during their stay
The center will be four storeys
high and will contain a lounge
measuring 65 feet by 25 feet, a self-
service cafeteria, a library and seminar rooms, a recreation room, a projection room and several offices and
committee rooms.
Three building contracts with a
total value of $1,611,000 have been
awarded by the board of governors.
The contracts are for construction
of a new win" to the Buchanan
building ($981,000), Panhellenic
House ($94,000), and a new wing to
the Wesbrook building ($536,000)
to house the faculty of pharmacy.
Burns and Dutton have begun
work on the Buchanan wing which
will be ready for classes in September, 1960. The L-shaped addition
will be made up of a three-storey
classroom block and a four-storey
office block.
The wing, which will be a multipurpose building for use by various
University departments, is being
constructed on the parking lot to the
east of the existing building. Total
cost of the addition will be S 1,300,-
000. Burns and Dutton were one of
ten bidders for the job.
Panhellenic House will be located
on Marine Drive adjacent to International House. Turnbull and Gale
will build the two-storey house containing rooms for U.B.C.'s nine
sororities and offices for the Panhellenic Association.
The firm of John Laing and Son
were the lowest of 17 bidders for
construction of the addition to the
Wesbrook building which will be
completed by September, 1960.
Architects for all three projects are
Thompson, Berwick and Pratt.
The four-storey addition for the
faculty of pharmacy will be constructed at the south end of the
present Wesbrook building. The
wing will contain classrooms, laboratories and offices for faculty.
Counselling is one of those words with
a myriad of meanings. The interpretation
seems to depend primarily upon the person making the definition. There are
those who adhere to the friendly pat on
the back approach. Here the cheerful
smile and the quick word of encouragement are seen as sure ways to dissolve all
problems. Then there are the enthusiastic
dispensers of advice deriving their
omniscience from some unknown source
denied to lesser mortals. The summer
camps have added their contributions.
With so many varieties of counselling to
choose from it seems little wonder that
the term remains a vague and ill-defined
one. It is unfortunate that to many people
counselling carries with it a connotation
of removing the individual's prerogative
in the making of decisions.
The counselling office at the University
of British Columbia operates on the
premise that the individual must be responsible for the solution of his own
problems and in the determination of his
own course of action. This viewpoint is
central and enters not only into the way
that counselling is performed but also
into the role of the counselling office
within the university.
The counselling office is primarily a
place where students voluntarily come to
discuss their problems and to receive
assistance in making their own decisions.
Trained counsellors with academic backgrounds in psychology are available to
assist them. Discussions are conducted on
an individual appointment basis and are
permissive in nature. A non-directive
client-centered approach is used. Such an
outlook maintains that the individual can
reach his own solutions and arrive at
decisions with which he will be satisfied.
The counsellor endeavours to stimulate a
realistic discussion that will lead the
student to think constructively about his
problems. This may involve providing information upon which to base a decision.
The aim of the counselling interview is to
assist the student to obtain a better understanding of his own motivations and
capabilities and to use this information in
determining an appropriate course of
Counselling at the University is looked
upon as a confidential relationship. A
student can  be  assured  that  the  topics
Alexander F. Shirran, M.A.(Brit.CoL) is
assistant director and counsellor, Student
and Personnel Services, and lecturer in
the department of psychology.
discussed will remain a private discussion
between himself and the counsellor. As
such, counselling is not associated with
admission procedures or used as a forerunner to possible administrative action.
The services of the counselling office
are available to any student on the campus. During the course of a year students
from all faculties and years make use of
it. They express problems of many types
ranging from personal-social difficulties
to those of an educational-vocational
nature. The latter have received the
major emphasis and it is in connection
with that area that most students request
an appointment with a counsellor. Considerable stress has been placed on the
first-year student. This group, moving
from the familiar high school setting to
the more demanding and unknown university atmosphere, expresses the greatest
need. Effective counselling with this
group of students can do a great deal to
reduce the high attrition rate. The entering student often finds that the methods
he used in high school are no longer
appropriate. He has to orientate himself
to new circumstances and a way of doing
his work which will mean a greater
emphasis upon self-reliance. If he has not
already done so, he must begin to consider seriously what he wants to do
occupationally. His course selection will
require more direction in view of his particular objectives. Previously determined
goals may have to be modified or altered
because of fresh considerations.
With these considerations in mind a
well-defined program has been implemented to assist the freshman group.
During the early summer of each year
graduating high school students are
advised through their high schools that a
series of selected aptitude tests are available at the university. These are administered on two separate days in late May
or early June and take approximately
four hours to complete. They include
tests designed to indicate general intellectual potential, measures of verbal and
numerical achievement and questionnaires
aimed at uncovering the student's major
fields of interests. The students are advised at the time of writing these tests
that counsellors will be available during
the summer to discuss their plans with
them and they are prompted to make an
appointment. Eleven hundred students,
mainly from the lower mainland high
schools, wrote the tests in May of this
year. Special arrangements are made for
group testing sessions during the summer
for students who missed writing them at
the earlier date. During registration week
further group testing is conducted. Out-
of-town students usually write them at
this time.
Throughout the summer months many
of the students who wrote the tests in
May make individual counselling appointments. In the counselling interview no
attempt is made to tell the student what
he should do. It is primarily directed
towards providing an orientation to the
University and allowing the student to
make some preliminary plans based on a
realistic evaluation of himself and the
various objectives which he may be considering. The counsellor has the student's
high school record to which is attached
the high school counsellor's remarks.
Since this is usually based on a number of
years of observation, the information is
most useful. The student's test results are
available. These give an objective appraisal of the student's performance in
relation to other students with whom he
will be competing. The counsellor has a
good knowledge of course and educational requirements combined with a
close familiarity with many occupational
fields and opportunities. This then allows
a realistic discussion regarding the
student's interests, abilities and ambitions
with respect to the various occupational
or educational objectives which he may
be considering.
Most students have limited information
about the many fields of endeavour which
are open to them. They are usually
acquainted with occupations in which
their immediate family or friends are engaged. One or two of the more widely
publicized fields have been drawn to their
attention. What freshman student has not
heard about, and been impressed by, the
dedicated scientist unveiling the mysteries
of the universe or the trial lawyer fastening the crime on the guilty party in one
dramatic and eloquent courtroom masterstroke? Too often these students have not
considered the long hours of data collection or case preparation which must precede these satisfying moments. Their
impression are frequently acquired from
fanciful television and movie portrayals
of an occupation rather than a realistic
appraisal of all the aspects of the field.
The counselling interview allows an
opportunity for the student to investigate
his chosen profession or to investigate a
wider range of alternatives than he has
previously considered. Statistics indicate
that at least fifty per cent of the students
entering the university expressing a
specific objective change that objective
within four years. This would suggest
that a great deal of unrealistic planning
is done.
Many people look upon aptitude testing as a rejuvenated form of teacup read-
You're   wrong if you think  the students  in the photograph
above are writing exams.   They are part of a group of 1100
lower  mainland  students  who   came  to   U.B.C.   last   May  to
write   tests   administered   by    U.B.C.'s    counselling    bureau.
ing or ouija board manipulation which is
capable of providing clearcut answers
with startling clarity. The greatest
obstacle to be overcome in the interpretation of the tests is the firm belief
in many persons' minds that, having
been subjected to four hours of writing
(and this represents something of an
endurance record for the average high
school senior), they will now be told
exactly what they should do for the rest
of their lives. This, of course, the tests
will not do. They do, however, provide
some basic information which, when
combined with many other factors, can
be used in making a decision.
The test scores are expressed in terms
of how a particular individual performed compared with other students with
whom he will be competing. This, in part,
will provide some information on how he
is likely to progress. It does not, of
course, give any indication of motivation,
organization or the many other intangibles which can play a very important
role in a successful university career. By
a careful analysis of the test pattern in
relationship to the requirements of the
various academic or other training programs useful material can be obtained.
When this is combined with other pertinent information the student is in a
better position to plan realistically.
Aptitude tests are useful as an interview
aid but they are not answers in themselves.
Of equal importance to the individual
is the analysis of the many occupational
and educational fields. When a student
expresses an intention of proceeding towards a particular area of work, the
counsellor   is   interested   in   finding   out
if he is basing his judgment on an
understanding of the nature of the work
or is responding to a few ill-chosen
stereotypes or the more glamorous
aspects of the field. In order to provide
more factual information about the many
types of work, the counselling office
maintains an occupational library. Here
the student can become acquainted with
the more important aspects and requirements of the various types of work. He
can find answers to such questions as
what the job actually involves; what
abilities are required to do the job well;
what the opportunities are, and the many
other important facts that can play a part
in making a decision. Of great importance
in ensuring that the student obtains
adequate occupational and course information is the faculty member. The undecided student, or the student wishing
to gain more knowledge about a specific
field, is referred to the appropriate
faculty member. This allows the student
to obtain further detailed information
and to discuss the field with someone
having a first-hand knowledge of it.
Christmas marks are a good indication
of a student's progress and a further
follow-up of the first year group is made
at that time. All first year students who
fail the Christmas examinations are invited to make an appointment with a
counsellor in order to discuss their work.
Very often the student's inadequate performance is the result of poor study or
difficulties of a personal or social nature.
Adequate counselling at this point, before
the student develops fixed habits or becomes unduly discouraged, can mean the
difference between whether the student
passes or fails the year.
While the first year group of students
have received the major emphasis,
students of more senior years also make
extensive use of the counselling service.
They may wish to further clarify objectives discussed when they first entered
the university. Personal or social problems may be their reason for making an
appointment. Faculty members, observing
a student in difficulties, may make a
referral. These and many other reasons
motivate the senior student to seek assistance. Where the problem is such that it
requires the attention of a specialist, the
student is referred to the person most
able to assist him. This may be a specific
faculty member, the reading clinic, the
health services or one of the many other
specialized offices on the campus.
Students have shown a real acceptance
of the counselling service and it would
appear to meet a major need on their
part. Last year over 3000 students received individual counselling appointments and the majority of them were
first year students. It is interesting to
note that records maintained over the
years indicate that students who receive
counselling prior to entering the University have a significantly higher pass rate
than those who do not. The preponderance of counsellees being first year students is compatible with the aim of the
counselling service. It is hoped that the
student has received assistance when he
needed it and that as he enters his more
senior years he is becoming more capable
of making decisions independently. A
counselling program which becomes too
supportive can only result in creating a
greater dependency on the part of the
U.B.C. graduate Charles J. Armstrong,
President of the University of Nevada,
writes the second autobiographical
profile for the 'Chronicle/ and tells
why his job is the 'most exciting and
challenging'  one  in  the  world  today
It is a very flattering but somewhat
alarming experience to be invited to do
an autobiography. It's hard to know what
to say, and how to say it. There is one
great advantage, however: at least I can
control what goes into this account, and
what doesn't. The latter is important.
As for the bare biographical bones,
they can be disposed of fairly quickly . . .
born 1911 in Victoria, moved to the
United States in 1918, where my father
entered the advertising business on his
return from World War I. . . we moved
around a good deal and I once computed
that I attended nine different public
schools before finally finishing high
school in 1928 (whatever the dubious
educational benefits of such a program,
it at least made for adaptibility) . . .
acquired U.S. citizenship in 1925 . . .
moved back to Victoria in 1926 on
father's death . . . graduated from Victoria High in 1928, then two years at
Victoria College . . . graduated in 1932
from U.B.C, majoring in classics ... a
year's graduate study there on a fellowship, then three years at Harvard in
classical philology, obtaining a Ph.D. in
Memories of U.B.C. crowd in strongly
... the endless hours spent in bull session
in "the Caf" and in the fraternity house
. . . vigorous arguments about the big
ideas and equally strenuous discussions of
trivia ... the long rehearsals of Gilbert
and Sullivan for the Musical Society, and
the excitement and tension of opening
nights . . . most of all, the influence of
great teachers like Lem Robertson, Otis
Todd and Harry Logan, who tried (and
to some extent succeeded) to instill ideas
of precision, accuracy, clarity of thought
and expression, the disciplines of hard
work and logical reasoning . . . (things
which helped mightily to smooth some
of the exceedingly rough spots of first
year graduate school).
Began teaching at Rollins College,
Florida, in September, 1936 . . . married
June Herren of Pasadena, California, in
1937 . . . four children, Judith, 17,
(entered Wellesley College last month),
Christopher, 12, Charles, 9, Michael, 7,
(all now in school, thankfully).
Moved to Dartmouth College as instructor in classics, 1939 . . . then to
Brown University, 1941, became an assis-
tant dean in 1942 (the first step on the
primrose path of the administrator) . . .
in 1943 went to Whitman College, Walla
Walla, Washington, as director of the
Navy V-12 College Training Program for
officer candidates . . . when the program
was de-activated at end of World War
II, stayed on as dean of administration
and assistant professor of classics . . .
promoted successively through the ranks
to election as Clement Biddle Penrose
Professor of Latin in 1947 . . . became
vice-president and dean of faculty, 1951
... in 1953 accepted presidency of
Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
. . . finally, on September 1, 1958, took
office as president of the University of
The University of Nevada in some
respects resembles the University of
British Columbia ... it is supported by
public funds, it is the only institution of
higher education in the state (although
we have a relatively new and rapidly
growing branch, Nevada Southern, in Las
Vegas), and as such has a responsibility
to serve all citizens of the state in programs of resident and off-campus instruction, in public service activities (State
bureau of mines, mining analytical
laboratory, agricultural experiment and
extension, and similar agencies), and in
research, both basic and applied. The
University was created by the State Constitution in 1864 and began actual operation in 1874. Organized in nine colleges
(Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Business
Administration, Education, Engineering,
Mines, Nursing, Southern Regional
Division, and Graduate School), the University has at present a total enrolment
in all categories in excess of 4,000. The
tremendous upsurge of college-age population and increasing demands for college
education indicate a potentially doubled
enrolment by 1965 and a more than
tripled figure for 1970. Faculty and staff
presently total above 600.
The task of the chief executive of such
an institution in this year 1959 is a complex one, because of the variety of demands made upon the university as a
public institution, and because of the
large number of different "publics" with
which the president must work. In the
first place, he is responsible — solely
responsible—to the governing body of the
university, the Board of Regents (elected
by the people of the state), for everything
within the institution and its entire operation. The State legislature, which controls
the purse strings of annual operating and
capital outlay appropriations, is a second
vitally important public, and only the
president may present, discuss and defend the annual budget requests before
that body.
Of equal importance to the well-being
of the institution are the faculty and
administrative staff, and the president is
expected to provide intellectual leadership to these groups in the development
of educational programs.
Other important publics include the
student body, their parents, the alumni,
the business, industrial and professional
communities of the state, farming and
mining interests, all of which are affected
in one way or another by the university's
operations, and to each of which the
president has certain definite responsibilities. Thus public relations, which
means adequately informing these divergent publics of the university's activities,
purposes and needs, is a major concern of
the president.
Financial management and supervision
of the university's budget, together with
preparation and development of annual
budget requests, make up another time-
consuming but vital responsibility. For
example, the university's budget for fiscal
1959-1960 is $9,073,426, including
operating and capital outlay funds.
The president must also devote considerable time to long-range planning for
future growth and development, new
buildings, new programs ... to the selection of new faculty and other personnel
... to matters of promotion and the
granting of tenure ... to study and
approval of various contracts with state,
federal and private agencies for research
and other programs ... to a regular daily
round of internal administrative and personnel matters. There is always a demanding routine of correspondence,
speeches, articles and public appearances;
local, state, regional and national committees and conferences, not to mention
the ritualistic functions of convocations,
commencements and other university
Obviously nobody could even attempt
such a job without a great deal of help
. . . and herein lies one of the most important aspects of university administration (as in any other form of administration), namely, delegation of authority
and responsibility. By this I mean
absolute delegation with consequent responsibility. . . the chief executive must
be   kept   informed,   and   must   approve
When Charles Armstrong graduated from Victoria College in 1930,
the Annual for that year had this
to say about him:
"The shining example of what a
college student ought to be. 'Tis
rumored that other dictators of the
world are on the wane, but our
austere president shows no sign of
losing his power. Not only does
our master-mind succeed in getting
fifty m.p.h. out of a decrepit
Buick, but also he has achieved the
supreme social honour of belonging
to the aristocracy of sophs — he
understands Maths II. Charlie's
massive brow conceals unplumbed
knowledge of Latin and English,
but, above all, (whisper it) he
knows Greek! What is more, we
believe that, except for Gage and
Einstein. Charles must be the best
mathematician this side of Sooke."
In The Totem for 1932, the year
he graduated from U.B.C, Charles
Armstrong is listed as a member of
the following organizations: the
C.O.T.C, Musical Society and the
Classics Club.
Among his classmates were
Mary Fallis, now a member of the
senate of the University, Robert
Wallace, now vice-principal of Victoria College, and Ian McTaggart
Cowan, now head of the department of zoology at U.B.C.
17     U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE policy decisions, but otherwise each administrative subordinate operates freely
within his particular area, and is fully
supported by the president (unless, of
course, the individual proves to be incompetent or unable to assume such
responsibility). The ability to carry responsibility in increasing amounts is an
indispensable requirement of the university administrator ... he must be able to
say "no" on many occasions, and it is to
be hoped that he can do so with a
minimum of discomfiture to the person
on  the receiving end.
Which brings up another point ... the
administrator must enjoy working with
people, and he needs in high degree the
quality of empathy ... he must have
endless patience, and the willingness to
wait, sometimes for many months or
even years, for the fruition of his plans
... he must be able to work successfully
with the faculty, which, if it is a top-
notch one, is a group of strong-minded,
highly individualistic people (in the
classic definition, a professor is a man
who  thinks otherwise).
A university cannot be run like a railroad, or an industrial concern, yet it must
also be a businesslike operation ... it
must not show a profit, yet deficits mean
real trouble.
The president needs also to understand
the teaching process and to have had
experience as a teacher . . . reasonable
scholarly attainment on his part is essential if he is to win the confidence and
support of the faculty ... he needs to
have a broad overview and understanding
of every aspect of the university's operation . . . for all these reasons, experience
has shown that the most successful university presidents are generally those who
have come up through the ranks of the
faculty and who have held increasingly
responsible administrative posts.
Obviously no one individual could possibly possess all these qualities (this helps
to explain the large annual turnover of
college presidents) and the almost impossible complexity of the president's job, as
our universities grow in size and diversification, is a cause of real concern . . .
still, there are many of us who are willing
to try it.
This brings me to a final comment
about the president. Above all, he needs
a tough physical and mental constitution,
and the unshakeable conviction that despite disappointments, frustrations, occasional   exhaustion   and   frequent   dis
couragement, his is the most exciting and
challenging job in the world, and he
would not change it for anything.
Higher education in the United States
is moving rapidly into a period of tremendous change and growth, which is
revolutionizing most of our traditional
concepts. The aspect of sheer numbers
could be almost a catastrophe if it were
not such a stimulating challenge. Currently about 3.6 million students, approximately 22% of the college-age population, (18-21 years old), are enrolled in
our colleges and universities. Due to the
"baby boom" of the 1940s and the continuing high birth rate since, the size of
the college-age population is growing
tremendously. Add to this the increasing
percentage of that population seeking
college admission, and the potential is
really staggering.
To illustrate, a recent survey made for
the Ford Foundation indicates that as of
now, 69% of the nation's children under
18 years of age are expected by their
parents to go to college.
The resultant problems of teacher
shortage, classroom and housing shortages, and the biggest problem of all,
namely, how we shall maintain quality
in and with quantity, could be nightmarish, but they delineate the nature of
the challenge. We are determined to preserve quality and to make room for
quantity, because we know that in today's
and tomorrow's world the survival of our
way of life will in large measure depend
upon the quality and the quantity of the
education which we provide to larger and
larger numbers of our young people.
So today in all our country's colleges
and universities, administrators and
faculties are racking their brains to extend the effectiveness of faculty
resources, to find new ways to improve
the quality of instruction for more students, to make better use of physical
facilities, to use most effectively the new
instructional tools in the audio-visual
field, teaching tapes, closed-circut TV,
and the like. Inventiveness and ingenuity
in meeting these problems are at a
premium today, and they are far more
important than money, essential as that
Here, then, is the reason why for this
university president, at least, his is the
most exciting and challenging job in the
world, one that he wouldn't change for
Dr.  W. Harry Hickman is principal of
Victoria   College   in   B.C.'s   capital   city.
A recent photograph of the Victoria College campus
Several years ago, the council and
faculty of Victoria College, looking ahead
to the time when the children born during the wartime period of the booming
birthrate should reach college entrance
age, were doing their best to provide for
a greatly increased enrolment in the last
year of the 50s and the early 1960s.
At the same time, plans were on foot
to expand the College program from that
suitable for an institution giving only
the first two years of undergraduate
work, to one commensurate with full
degree-granting status.
These last-named plans are now in
operation. By careful scheduling of time
and the available space, in conjunction
with a bold and far-sighted policy of
recruitment of instructors, the College,
well launched on this new phase in its
history, will see the first large group of
Victoria College students graduate in
1961. The degrees granted will, of course,
be those of the University of British Columbia, the parent institution which has
done all in its power to encourage and
assist these recent developments in Victoria.
The prospect is less rosy when one
turns to examine the accommodation
available to house a rapidly-growing student body, of whom an ever-increasing
number will be intent on staying for
four years instead of two. Two large
and expensive buildings, a library and
a science building, are needed at once;
ideally, in fact, they should have been
C. Anthony Emery, M.A.(Oxon.), is assistant professor of English and history
at Victoria College.
ready for use at the beginning of the
academic year now already three months
old. Nor is that all, for as soon as the
designers examined the problems raised
by these two buildings, it became apparent that the venerable boiler-plant, which
has been delivering heat to the campus
for nearly half a century, would be inadequate for future needs.
The immediate requirements, then, are:
a new library of 53,000 sq. ft. to replace
the present one, whose 16,000 sq. ft.
can accommodate neither books nor students in an adequate manner; a science
building, designed for this specific purpose, instead of the cramped and makeshift quarters which now barely contain
the Bantings and Osiers of tomorrow;
and a new boiler-house, large enough to
discharge its increased obligations.
It is estimated that the new buildings
will cost in the neighborhood of VA
million dollars: this is the target-sum at
which council and faculty and student
body are levelling their sights, and they
have the support of the citizens of Victoria at large. The local chamber of
commerce is particularly anxious to see
Victoria College attain full University
status at the earliest possible moment,
and has seen to it that the College has
not lacked for  publicity.
The courageous optimism underlying
the choice of this target figure becomes
evident when one discovers that the only
institution in Victoria that has ever raised
over half a million dollars is the Solarium, which exists to care for crippled
children from all over the province; and
more than two-thirds of the $600,000
raised came from Vancouver. Recently,
the Royal Jubilee Hospital has gathered
in $400,000 after a carefully-planned
four-year campaign.
Fortunately, however, the College is
not required to raise this vast sum by
itself. The Provincial Government has
offered to match, dollar for dollar, any
funds raised by the College up to a total
of $2,000,000 over four years; and a
Canada Council grant of $300,000 is
available for the College to call on in
the construction of the new library.
Early in 1960, the College will launch
an appeal for $1,500,000. While much
of this will be raised, it is hoped, in Victoria, the council expects to receive a
substantial sum from Vancouver Island,
from Vancouver itself, and from those
communities in the interior of the province from which many students have
come in the past to Victoria College, as
well as from other parts of Canada.
On the response to this appeal depends the immediate future of Victoria
College. Given the support it needs from
government and community, it can continue to serve the cause of higher education in a manner which has, in the past,
brought signal honour and success. Without that support, manifested in the form
of generous donations, there is a grave
danger that the College will be taxed
beyond its capacity by the increased enrolment predicted  for  the   next decade.
Although the council and the administration of the College have recently performed miracles of improvisation in
striving to cope with the influx in 1958
and 1959, there is a limit to what can be
done by such means. If the real interests
of young people seeking higher education
at Victoria College are not to be jeopardized, a warm response to the forthcoming appeal for funds is essential.
". . . My assignment ... is to discuss
briefly the future of higher education in
this province. At the outset I would like
to make two statements of principle.
"First, I am not interested in bigness
for the sake of bigness. There are many
advantages to being a member of a small,
closely-knit  institution.
"Second. I am not opposed to the
decentralization of higher education, subject always to a thorough study of the
relevant circumstances, so that we are
certain that what we decide to do is wise
and appropriate. The circumstances include the time, the condition of the
province, its financial resources, its population, the distribution of that population and. more particularly, the percentage of the resources that we citizens of
the province are prepared to set aside
for higher education in competition with
other desirable objectives and needs.
"I say this advisedly because, relatively, we are a very young province, a very
big province, and one in which the provision of adequate services will probably
always be difficult and expensive. I think
it is more expensive to provide for the
needs of the people of British Columbia
in a physical sense than it is in any other
province in Canada.
"Our neighbours to the south, the
United States, have had a long and a
varied experience with higher education
in a great many forms. They have from
1800 to 2000 institutions listed as universities and colleges; in addition they
have junior colleges, community colleges,
and other institutions of various kinds.
I have no doubt that we will, in due
course, follow the American example and
adopt many of their educational practices
in order to meet our desires and needs.
But it is well to remember that there are
more than ten times as many people in
the United States as there are in Canada,
and that their wealth is almost unlimited
compared with ours. A state like California can afford each year to provide
for its universities more than a hundred
million dollars, when ours is lucky if it
receives five millions from the Provincial
The President, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie,
left, struck a characteristic pose as he
spoke to delegates at the Community
Relations Conference. His speech on that
occasion is reproduced, in part, on these
Dean E. D. MacPhee explains the new medical sciences development to conference delegates.
"To the best of my knowledge, with
the exception of the Junior College in
Lethbridge, there are no junior colleges
in Canada, though we do have in the
Maritimes and in Quebec an organization
of education somewhat different from
ours . . .
"Education is a general and in a sense
all-embracing term but I propose to limit
it tonight to formal education in school,
college, technical institute or university.
But first a word on the basic philosophy
of education. I believe that education
is good, necessary, and important. I am
in favour of the maximum education that
we can afford for everyone, provided it
is suited to our needs, to our individual
interests, abilities and characteristics. But
accepting this we must realize that education is an expensive business, particularly at the post-high school  level .  . .
"For many reasons, but essentially because of the costs involved, one of the
first questions we must ask is this: 'Who
should go to college and for how long?'
As a general principle I feel that everyone should be permitted and encouraged
to remain in school until he is eighteen.
I realize that there may be individuals
who would be better off in other forms
of activity during the years from fifteen
to eighteen . . .
"Unless our society and economy really
require it, I do not believe that formal
education should be continued or extended beyond the age of eighteen except
for those who are suited to university or
professional training:  and in reverse,  I
believe that the majority of young people
are happier and better off in worthwhile
employment that does not require a university education. This I state as a general principle, with the knowledge that
there must be many exceptions and that,
if we can afford it, it is probably desirable to provide some junior colleges
giving two years of formal education beyond high school in useful and practical
fields. This would help to provide an
interesting and useful occupation for a
number of our young men and women
who, for one reason and another, are not
ready yet for employment or marriage.
But you will note that I make it a condition that we can afford it in the society
and time in which we live.
"For the reasons set out above, our
problem in British Columbia is really a
matter of how much money we are prepared to spend on education, and how
best it can be used for further education
beyond the high school level. In our
society it is now generally accepted that
everyone should go to school until the
age of fifteen or sixteen with an increasing number carrying on until they are
eighteen. In addition, a certain percentage of young people, because of their
interests and talents, and because of the
needs of our society, should have the opportunity of attending vocational schools
and technical institutes. Then at the
higher levels there will always be an
urgent need for a certain number of professional men and women: doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, and clerymen,
to name a few.   A certain number must
give leadership in the governments of
our province and nation. Others must
carry on essential research and graduate
"Now, the number of those equipped
for advanced studies is limited, and the
need for them, though greater than it
was twenty or thirty years ago, is not
unlimited. As a result some selection
must be made of those who go on to
higher education, into the professions,
into graduate work, and into research.
But it is certain, definite, and obvious
that no society, province, or country, and
no educational system can meet modern
needs without first-rate university opportunities and facilities. This means that
if we are intelligent, the first claim on
the funds available for education should
be for our schools which should provide
for everyone up to eighteen. The other
claim and of equal importance is for our
universities. Evidence has shown that
the people of this province in the past
have either been unable or unwilling to
provide adequate funds for both these
areas of education. As evidence of this,
you only have to think about the schools
and teachers in the communities from
which you come, the facilities and the
salaries that were paid. Fortunately this
situation has greatly improved. But here
at the University, the only institution of
its kind serving the university needs of
the whole province, we still use more
than three hundred Army huts that are
obsolete, expensive to maintain and a
serious fire hazard. This, I claim, bears
out what I said earlier about either the
U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE inability or the unreadiness of the people of this province to provide adequately
for all of the areas of education in which
they profess to be and are interested.
"Then too, I think it is fair to say
that in the University our student-staff
ratio—and I suspect this is true of the
schools too—is still too high, and that
our University salaries, though they have
been improving markedly, are still not as
good as those paid in some other Canadian universities.
"And so I ask myself, 'Where do
junior colleges fit into the scheme of
education in British Columbia?' Provided we can afford them, junior colleges will certainly be assets of a cultural and educational nature for the
young people who attend them, and for
the community fortunate enough to possess them. They will, in addition, make
it possible for a substantially larger number of young men and women to continue their education beyond the high
school for at least two years.
"It will also be claimed that they are
an adequate substitute, in certain fields,
for the first two years of university. I
would willingly accept such a claim, provided that the qualifications of the staff
in the junior colleges are satisfactory and
provided that libraries, laboratories, and
other facilities are adequate. All of us
in higher education know that well-
trained and competent staff will be increasingly difficult to find and keep in
the years ahead because of the tremendous increase in the numbers coming to
schools and universities. Libraries and
laboratories are expensive and I assure
you that no one should think of getting
into the business of junior colleges on
the assumption that they will not cost
all of us, each tax payer in British Columbia, a great deal of money.
"Another special problem in education
in British Columbia is due to the distribution of our population. The bulk of
the population of British Columbia is
in the Greater Vancouver area and Lower
Mainland. Our experts on population
state that over seventy per cent of the
total population of the province is within
100 miles of the University and more
than fifty per cent in the Greater Vancouver area. Moreover, the increase in
population is principally in this same
area for the obvious reason that where
the people are, there the children are
born, and where industry and jobs are
available, there the immigrants or others
will come to seek employment. There
are, in fact, no other centres in British
Columbia outside the lower mainland
area, except Victoria and Nanaimo, which
have any substantial numbers of people
resident in them. Unless there is a minimum number of young men and women
willing and eligible to attend a junior
college, the cost per student of establishing and maintaining it will be either prohibitive or economically questionable.
"It follows that, if junior colleges are
to be established, it will probably be
necessary to establish them on a regional
basis. This means a decision will have to
be made about the location of proposed
colleges which are to serve an area. Such
a choice may not be politically popular
in cities and towns which are by-passed.
In addition, if one of these colleges is to
serve an area, then young men and women from other towns and communities
will, as now, have to leave home and
secure living accommodation either in
residences that are expensive to build,
or in boarding houses. As all of you
know, we at the University, in the more
than forty years of history, have not yet
been able to persuade the people of British Columbia to provide us with enough
residences for those students who must
come to this institution. When I came
here in 1944, this University provided
no residence accommodation of any kind
for students. At the present time, because we use Army huts, we are able to
provide for about fifteen or sixteen
hundred students. We are working extremely hard to replace those huts and to
add to the total residence accommodation
for students who, whether we have junior
colleges or not, will have to go to a
university somewhere for professional
training and for graduate study. My
own experience indicates that it will not
be easy to find money for the necessary
residence accommodation if area or regional junior colleges are built throughout the province.
"Now as to the costs: there seem to
be two opinions as to who will pay them.
The popular one, that is the one which
most of us in the circumstances would
wish for, is that the provincial government will provide all of the necessary
funds. The other, and perhaps the more
realistic, is that the junior college will be
something in the nature of a community
college or a recognized part of the existing school system. In that case, a substantial part of the cost will be borne
by the residents of the school district.
Now this obviously is less attractive than
the alternative of passing the cost on to
the provincial government, but in the
final analysis all our public revenues
come out of the same pockets—that is
your pockets and my pockets, the pockets
of the tax payers of this province.
"Having emphasized some of the difficulties, I should now point out what is
obvious to everyone: the University of
British Columbia is becoming a large
institution in terms of enrolment and
organization, and there is no end in
sight. I feel it both desirable and inevitable that, in due course, some decentralization should take place, probably
in the form of another liberal arts college. The present system obviously does
discriminate against those who live in the
interior of the province or on Vancouver
Island as contrasted with those who live
within commuting distance of the University at Point Grey.
"This discrimination could be overcome  in  part   by   subsidies  to  worthy
students whose homes are at some distance outside the Greater Vancouver
area. This is a view which I have been
expressing ever since I came to British
Columbia, but to date I have not been
successful in having it accepted. By way
of encouragement, I should add that in
1941 some of us concerned with higher
education in Canada began to urge the
Federal Government to assume some of
the costs of higher education. We were
told at the time that we were foolish,
for the obvious reason that the Federal
Government had no legal responsibility
for higher education—in fact it could
get itself into trouble with voters in
certain sections of this country if it attempted to interfere in an area which
by the constitution is given, it is claimed,
exclusively to the province. But we persisted and in 1951, without a single dissenting vote to the best of my knowledge, the Parliament of Canada adopted
a recommendation of the Royal Commission providing for Federal aid to the
universities. This has caused the Federal
Government some trouble in Quebec and
it is still a hot issue there. I mention
this as evidence of what persistence and
good organization can do; and I suggest
to you that if you take this matter seriously and pursue it over a sufficiently
long period of time, I hope and expect
that you can persuade our Provincial
Government and our Federal Government, too, to provide either more
scholarships and bursaries and loans for
all students coming to University, or an
equalization grant for those who live at
some distance from any university.
"Good and adequate residence accommodation at the University would be a
great help to all students from the Interior and from Vancouver Island. A
substantial measure of decentralization
within the University, which we agree
is becoming a very large university,
would be healthy and desirable. But decentralization inevitably involves some
duplication of facilities, administrative
overhead and staff. To be successful and
effective it must be accompanied by a
substantial increase in teaching and administrative staff, and additional monies
for buildings . . .
"These ... are some of the ideas that
come to my mind as I think about the
future of higher education in the province. Only one last word—I would not
want any of you to think that I am opposed to the building, outside the Vancouver area, of facilities for higher education if that is what the people of this
province want and if that is the wise
thing to do and if that is what we can
afford. I myself have no personal vested
interest. But I do want to ensure that
as long as I am associated with it, the
University of British Columbia will be
as good as it is possible to make it in
the circumstances and with the facilities
made available to us."
In his annual address to the student
body in October the president dwelt on
the issues of freedom and responsibility
and how they affect life at the University.
He said, in part: "... I believe that
freedom for the individual to develop
himself and his potentialities to the maximum and to live the kind of life that
he or she is interested in and wants to
live is, next to life itself, the most important thing in life. It so happens, however, that practically all of us live with
and among other human beings who
have their own rights and desires and
ambitions. In the majority of cases all
human beings are dependent upon other
human beings in a great variety of ways
and even for their continued existence.
This has meant and means that if the
individual is to enjoy the maximum freedom, or even to stay alive, some sort of
social organization is necessary and some
consideration must be given to the rights,
interests, feelings and desires of others.
"This is where responsibility and discipline become important. I have always
felt that responsibility accepted by the
individual without external pressure is
better and more effective than enforced
responsibility. In the same way, self-
discipline, that is the ability developed
by the individual to do or not to do those
things which seem necessary and proper
in any given circumstances, is the best
kind and form of discipline.
"In addition to responsibility and discipline, I make mention of the necessity
for social organization. This is particularly true in our modern, industrialized
and urbanized society and world. The
business or problem of the effective organization of human beings with a view
to the practical and satisfactory solution
of their problems and the satisfaction of
their needs, without resort to violence or
resented and resisted coercion or the
wasteful conflict between competing
groups, is certainly the number one problem of our day and age ....
"We at the University occupy a special
place in society. We are, in a very real
sense, a community within a community,
and responsible for the conduct of our
own affairs. We have also been given
the most important task of educating the
best—in the sense of the most intelligent
—of the young men and women of the
James C. Garner, acting curator of the
University's anthropology museum, holds
a recent museum acquisition—one of the
earliest pieces of Indian woodcarving
ever found in the Pacific Northwest. The
object is a spear-thrower, used by Indians
to hurl their spears greater distances.
The 15 Vl inch carving, in yew, dredged
from the water of the Skagit river in
1936 was almost destroyed. The artifact ivas purchased for the U.B.C. museum from the H. R. MacMillan Gift
Fund. Carved on the spearthrower is an
animal figure with beach pebbles inlaid
for eyes.
country, and of giving leadership too, in
all of the areas that I have touched upon
earlier. This is a most exciting challenge
and provides all of us. or should, with
a most interesting life and career, but
we do carry basically the greatest and
heaviest responsibility of any group in
our society.
"Those of you who are students during
the years you are members of the university community will be taught all that
we know or can give you, and will learn
for yourselves and from yourselves many
of the lessons of life, including those.
I hope, about responsibility and discipline and the necessity for social organization and co-operation.   This is why I
believe we are right and wise in assigning
to the students major responsibility for
their own affairs and why I believe too
that the teaching staff should have the
maximum freedom to investigate and inquire and, on the basis of this investigation, inquiry and research, to state the
facts and speak the truth as they come
to know it and believe in it, though
having in mind always that they have
responsibilities too as citizens of a larger
society, and the necessity of considering
the views, the feelings and the interests
and concerns of other citizens in that
larger  society   .  .   .  ."
Contributions to the Thea Koerner
Memorial Fund will be used to endow a
scholarship in drama and the fine arts,
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie has announced.
More than $1,500 has already been received for the fund which was established
by the University's board of governors
following the death of Mrs. Koerner in
Mrs. Koerner, with her husband Leon,
jointly established the foundation which
bears their name to distribute funds for
projects in the arts, education and research. Mr. and Mrs. Koerner also gave
$600,000 to the U.B.C. Development
Fund for the construction of the faculty
club and social center at the University.
Graduates and members of the faculty
who wish to contribute should contact
Dean Walter Gage.
More than 800 parents of freshman
students were the guests of the University for a day on October 17.
Administration and students combined
to stage the event which aimed at acquainting parents with the conditions
under which their children live at U.B.C.
and the services available lo them.
The day opened with an assembly in
the auditorium where parents saw the
film "Tuum Est" and heard addresses by
President MacKenzie, Dean Walter Gage
and Col. John F. McLean, director of
student services. Immediately following
the assembly parents were taken on tours
of the campus to see the physics and
chemistry buildings, residences, the
library and the Buchanan building.
23      U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Lunch was served to almost 800 persons in Brock Hall at noon and many
parents stayed in the afternoon to take
another look at the campus or attend
the football game. The event was termed
"an outstanding success" by Aubrey F.
Roberts, director of the U.B.C. Development Fund. "We will almost certainly
make  this  an  annual  affair," he added.
New appointments to the U.B.C. senate
and the board of governors have been
announced by President N. A. M. MacKenzie. The provincial government has
also renewed the appointments of two
members of the board.
The president announced that Mr.
Kenneth Caple had been elected by the
senate to the board of governors to succeed Mr. Justice Arthur Lord, whose
term of office had expired under the
University  Act.
Mr. Justice Lord was first elected to
the board in 1940 and has served six
three-year terms since then. He has been
a member of senate longer than any
other person.
Mr. Caple has served on the senate
since 1945 and was a member of the
board on two previous occasions.
The president also announced that the
Right Reverend R. S. Dean. Bishop of
the Cariboo and acting head of the
Anglican Theological College, has been
appointed to represent the College on
the senate.
The provincial government has reappointed two members of the board of
governors by order-in-council. They are
Mr. Percy Bengough, and Mr. George
Cunningham, both of whom were first
appointed to the board in  1935.
Mr. Cunningham has served on the
board of governors without a break since
that time. Mr. Bengough served two
terms on the board until 1941 when he
resigned to become president of the
Canadian Trades and Labour Congress.
In 1955 Mr. Bengough was reappointed
to the board by the provincial government and has served continuously since
The board of governors have approved
a proposal that the new wing to the
biological sciences building be named for
Professor C McLean Fraser, the first
head of the zoology department.
Professor Fraser was an expert on the
marine life of the Pacific and a prolific
writer. He was educated at Toronto and
the University of Iowa. He came to
U.B.C. in 1920 and retired in 1940, six
years  prior to his death.
An office and research laboratory in
the new wing will be named the W. A.
Clemens rooms for the man who succeeded Professor Fraser as head of the
zoology department.
Dr. Clemens was director of the Pacific Biological Station from 1924 until
1940 when he joined the U.B.C. faculty.
He retired in 1953. He was a graduate
of the University of Toronto and Cornell
Professor Malcolm McGregor, head of
the department of classics, carried the
University's new mace before the chancellor's procession at the fall congregation on October 30. The mace, in the
shape of an Indian club, was designed
and carved by V ancouver sculptor
George Norris. Totem pole carver Bill
Reid advised on the Thunderbird design
carved on the mace. The mace, symbol
of the chancellor's authority, is carved
from yew and will be used at all future
ceremonial occasions at U.B.C. At the
fall congregation honorary degrees were
awarded to Sir Hugh Taylor, president
of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
Foundation, and Dr. John Robbins, editor of the Encyclopedia Canadiana. Degrees were awarded to more than 470
A third room in the new wing will be
named the G. J. Spencer Entomological
Museum for Professor Spencer who was
a member of the U.B.C. faculty from
1924 until his retirement in  1953.
The museum contains 350,000 entomological specimens which were gathered
and classified by Professor Spencer. He
is a graduate of the Universities of Toronto and Illinois. Professor Clemens
and Professor Spencer are still active in
the department as special lecturers.
A U.B.C. archaeologist has unearthed
crude stone knives and scrapers used by
Fraser Valley Indians 8,150 years ago.
Dr. Charles Borden, leader of an expedition which spent the summer excavating in the Fraser Canyon north of
Yale, says the implements are the oldest
known evidence of human habitation yet
discovered in western Canada.
Charcoal and wood ash found imbedded in sand 20 feet below the surface
of the site has been dated by the radioactive carbon method at the University
of Saskatchewan. Scientists there say the
remains of the campfires date back 8,150
years, give or take 310 years.
Charred pits of the choke cherry have
also been found in the ancient ashes.
Dr. Borden says the Indians who gathered
the cherries and threw the pits into the
fire must have occupied the site in
August or September since the choke
cherry matures in these months.
"By inference," he says, "we can assume that the Indians came to the site
to catch the salmon which would be
moving up the river at that time on their
way to spawn."
The site of the excavation is about 60
feet above the high water mark of the
present river. In the intervening years
the Fraser has deepened its channel by
cutting through  solid rock.
Dr. Borden says he has uncovered a
second layer of sand below his present
excavation. "There are tentative signs
of occupation at this level also," he says.
Samples are now being dated at the
University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Borden plans to return to the site
next  summer for further work.
One of the most interesting items unearthed by the scientists was a small
piece of clear obsidian, a type of volcanic
glass which the Indians used to make
knives and projectile points.
"This particular piece of obsidian is
clear rather than opaque," explains Dr.
Borden. The closest deposits of clear
obsidian are to be found in Southern
Oregon which probably means that local
Indians carried on a thriving trade with
more remote tribes.
These ancient inhabitants were probably quite similar in appearance to
present-day Indians, Dr. Borden claims.
"They were not an agricultural people,"
he says, "and were nomadic to the extent
that they moved around in search of
Dr. Borden's attention was drawn to
the site three years ago by a local resident who noticed Indian artifacts nearby.
His expedition of last summer was supported by grants from the University's
committee on research, the Leon and
Thea Koerner Foundation and the National Museum of Canada.
Dr. Borden feels he is involved in a
"race against progress" in his investigation of ancient sites. He feels government action is necessary if prehistoric
sites are to be saved from destruction by
the flooding which occurs when public
and private power projects are constructed.
When good old Enright Binch
Transom graduated 'way 'way back in
'25, Enright B. was voted the Grad
Most Likely to Get Beloved. Nor
have those hopes proved illusory.
Year by year, good old Enright has
got more and more beloved, until
now, after 34 years of such goings-
on, it would be both hard and tedious
to think of anyone much more beloved than he.
Enright turned up this autumn at
Homecoming, with a whole carillon of
bells on ... in fact, he was awarded
the Triple Bob Major for having the
most bells on, and in recognition of
this recognition he tinkled his thanks.
In the course of his speech, Enright
mentioned the alleged danger of Mom-
ism setting in among those who think
of their university as Alma Mater.
"I have been told," he said, "that
most people to-day are in some danger
of thinking their television set is their
mother. They sit at its feet and it
tells them stories and sings them songs
and tells them what to do, and after
a while (or so the psychologists say)
they want this foster-mother to look
after them. They grow completely
passive, they are unhappy without her,
and their affection for her complicates
their relations with others. Now, I
have always seen little wrong with a
boy who dotes on his Mom. And if
he identifies his Mom with a picture-
tube and its commercials, well, I guess
that's better than being an orphan.
But how much better it must be to
have him think the University is his
mother. Or even a fraction of the
Enright said that some departments
naturally make better mothers than
others. For example, oceanography
makes an excellent mother, because
the sea was the mother of us all, and
of Venus as well. Venus was even
referred to as Alma by Horace. (Loud
cries of "Who he?") And it is well-
known that Venus, or Alma, was a
mater, though of course she went out
at night a good deal, which many
mothers deplore. But (Enright said
with tears in his eyes), a Mom's a
Mom for a' that.
Enright said that a good recipe for
friendly parent-child relationships is
to have neither the parent nor the
child brighter than the other, but on
a single intellectual plane. Children
of brilliant parents, with or without
nagging, fall into helplessness and lack
identity,    while    children    of    stupid
parents tend to become full of impatience, scorn or embarrassment. He
was glad to hear rumors that the Department of Egalitarianism was planning to meet all comers on any intellectual level, at any hour of the day or
Enright had only one mild complaint to make, in the course of a
speech that would otherwise have
been a credit to Sunshine Susie. He
said that for four years as an undergraduate and for 34 years afterwards,
he had been under the impression that
Alma Mater meant Our Mother. The
previous evening he had finally looked
the thing up, only to find that Our
Mother would be Mater Nostra. Alma, he had discovered, was a Latin
word meaning nourishing, fair, gracious, propitious and kind. And just
what was wrong with Mom-ism which
reverenced graciousness?
Amid hearty laughter, Enright
confessed he'd discovered that alma
was also Arabic for an Egyptian
dancing girl, so that an alma mater
would be an Egyptian dancing girl
who had become a mother. But the
implication of the word was interesting. It meant "the learned" ....
that is to say, learned in dancing.
And he hoped the learned professors
among his audience would now dance
the happy night away. (Tremendous
applause, with sporadic sobbing.)
No Point In Carrying This Thing Too Far
Nonconformism is wonderful, and rightly popular these
days. Practically everyone with a conviction of personal
excellence is nonconforming in a socially approved way.
Of course there are dangers involved when nonconforming becomes either compulsory or compulsive but we
needn't go into that, except to wonder, when most people
are nonconforming, what does that make a conformist?
However, we don't specially like the rugged individual
who expresses his nonconformism by not reading The
Sun.   We think everyone should read The Sun.
The News of the World
The Ethical Idealism of Matthew
Arnold, by William Robbins. Toronto, University of Toronto Press,
1959.   xi, 259 pp., $3.75.
This book brings distinction to two
universities as well as to the author,
who received his B.A. and M.A. at
the University of British Columbia
and his Ph.D. at the University of
Toronto. That the work is important
and timely has already been recognized by press notices both in Canada
and abroad where the London Times
gave it most favourable comment
several weeks ago.
Matthew Arnold was an outstanding leader in the literary and intellectual life of the Victorian era: Dr.
Robbins' book leaves us in no doubt
about that and many will agree with
him that Arnold's influence can still
be a vital factor in our modern world.
"In an age," writes the author, "which
can solve the problem of survival
only by ... a pooling of moral and
spiritual resources, the sanity and
catholicity of attitudes like his are
desperately needed."
The title was chosen with extreme
care as including a study of Arnold's
ideas on morals, religion, literature
and science. The works which come
under this extended study comprise a
small selection of Arnold's poems and
all his prose works bearing on these
subjects, Culture and Anarchy, St.
Paul and Protestantism, Literature and
Dogma, God and the Bible, Last Essays on Church and Religion, Irish Essays and Others, etc.
This is a critical study of a literary
critic par excellence. The Roman poet
Juvenal long ago posed the famous
question, "quis custodiet custodes?"—
which might be freely translated,
"Who will criticize the critics?" Dr.
Robbins has attempted this very difficult task. In doing so he has followed Arnold's own prescription when
he defined literary criticism as "a
disinterested endeavour to know and
to propagate the best that has been
thought and said in the world." He
has brought to bear on his subject
wide resources of scholarship—how
wide may be seen by a glance at the
six pages of Selected Bibliography.
The period of Arnold's mature
writing, the 1860's and 1870's, has
been called "the climax of Victorian-
ism." There was commercial prosperity. Startling advance in scientific
knowledge provided new problems for
orthodox Christians. Keen debates
took place on the relations of Church
and State. The Oxford Movement was
in full swing. Bitter controversies developed over denominational emphasis, ritualism and biblical criticism.
Dr. Robbins takes his readers into the
very heart of these differences—
literary, scientific, metaphysical, theological, ethical. With patient and
painstaking skill he shows Arnold
struggling by his writings to convince
the protagonists to abandon their extreme positions and join him somewhere along the middle road of reconciliation.
Three divisions make up the major
portion of the book. Part 1—Background and Content—sets the stage,
in three chapters, by a survey of the
years 1860-1880, a comprehensive account of Matthew Arnold's religious
thought and a sketch of the chief
formative influences which shaped his
mind. In Part 2—The Main Themes
—Dr. Robbins analyses Arnold's views
and the reactions provoked by them.
The four chapters are entitled "Experience and Dogma," "The Idea of
God," "Morality Touched with Emotion" (Arnold's definition of religion),
and "Church and Dissent." Part 3—
Influence and Relevance—concludes
the study in two chapters: "A Summary of Arnold's Position," and "A
Glance at the Contemporary Scene."
In 26 pages of notes which follow,
printed in small type, the author provides an ample directory of quotations
and makes many fresh observations
which greatly increase the book's area
of interest.
There is much here of Arnold's own
"wisdom and goodness." In the
breadth and compactness of its information the work is almost a miniature dictionary of Victorian and later
humanism. Dr. Robbins has a firm
hold of his subject matter. He is no
hero worshipper. He deals at length
with Arnold's weaknesses and fairly
with his honest critics. Where he
agrees with Arnold he yields to no
critic. With flippant or flimsy strictures he shows neither patience nor
mercy.  The index seems adequate.
This study of a great modern exponent of practical Christian humanism should be read by every serious
student of modern society.
—Harry T. Logan.
Professor William Robbins is a member of the U.B.C. department of English, and during the 1959-60 session
is taking the place of Prof. Roy
Daniells, head of the department, who
is absent on leave. In his preface the
author pays a graceful tribute to the
first head of the department: "lt is
pleasant," he writes, "to recall the
stimulus towards Arnold studies given
me by the late G. G. Sedgewick, rare
spirit and beloved teacher." The reviewer is Professor Emeritus Harry
T. Logan, special lecturer in classics,
former head of the department of
classics, and former editor of the
U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle.
In the minds of most people is
the hope that at some time they
will attain a measure of financial
independence. Too often this
attainment is left to accident or
luck. Neither is satisfactory . . .
neither is sound.
Experience shows that the only
sure way of reaching this position
is by a sound plan of investment
... a plan designed for the
investor's own requirements, plus
the courage and foresight to
carry it out.
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Joseph Crumb
Robert R. Noble
George Elliot
President N. A. M. MacKenzie has announced five major appointments to the
faculty of the University since the last
issue of the Alumni Chronicle.
The appointments are as follows: Professor Joseph Crumb as head of the department of economics and political
science; Dr. W. Meredith Thompson as
an associate professor in the English department; Dr. Robert R. Noble as director
of the Cancer Research Institute; Dr.
George Elliot as a professor in the department of preventive medicine, and
Dr. Bruce Graham as head of the department of paediatrics.
Dr. Crumb has been appointed head
of economics and political science for
the 1959-60 session. His appointment
will terminate on June 30, 1960, at his
own request to allow him to complete
two books dealing with money and banking and general economics.
Dr. Crumb, who is the senior member
of the department, succeeds Prof. John
Deutsch who resigned earlier this year
to go to Queen's University where he is
vice-principal in charge of administration.
"Thousands of students are indebted
to Professor Crumb for the guidance and
help which he has given since joining the
faculty in 1938," Dr. MacKenzie said in
announcing the appointment. "We are
fortunate in having so loyal and trustworthy a person who is willing to give
up valuable research time to assume administrative duties."
Dr. Crumb, who is honorary president of the class of 1943, is a graduate
of the Universities of Washington and
California. Before coming to U.B.C.
he taught at the University of California
and, for a number of years, served as
economist and analyst for the California
superintendent of banks.
Since coming to U.B.C. he has, in
addition to his regular teaching assignments, participated in the educational
activities of the local banks and those of
the border States. He has also found
time to chair numerous labour conciliation boards and to act as a consultant
on labour and financial problems.
Dr. Thompson, a native of Hamilton,
Ontario, is a former head of the department of English at United College, Winnipeg, and since 1947 has been teaching
at the University of Southern California.
He is a graduate of the University of
Toronto where he obtained his bachelor
of arts degree in 1928 and his master of
arts degree in 1930. He did post-graduate work at McMaster University and
Oxford and was awarded his doctor of
philosophy degree by the University of
Breslau in 1935.
He taught at United College from
1934 to 1946 and rose to become head
of the English department and a full
professor. In 1946-47 he taught at
Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, before joining the staff of the
University of Southern California where
he has been developing graduate school
The appointment of Dr. Noble as
head of the Cancer Research Institute
presages the expansion of research in
cancer when the new medical sciences
center is completed in September,  1961.
Dr. Noble is professor of medical research at the University of Western Ontario and an associate director of the
Collip Medical Research Laboratory
there. He will take up his duties at
U.B.C. in  1960.
Dr. Noble is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he received
his medical degree in 1934. He did postgraduate work at the University of London where he received the degrees of
doctor of science and doctor of philosophy.
From 1934 to 1937 Dr. Noble studied
at the Courtauld Institute in London
where he did research in endocrinology.
From 1938 to 1947 he was a member of
the endocrinology department at McGill
University in Montreal.
Dr. Noble joined the faculty of the
University of Western Ontario in 1947
and became associated with the Collip
Medical Research Laboratory there in
1950. The same year he was elected a
fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
In 1951, Dr. Noble was named research advisor to the National Cancer
Institute. While at Western he was a
member of that university's senate and
was active in the school of graduate
Dr. Elliot, who will continue in his
present position as assistant provincial
health officer, has been appointed to
assist Dr. James Mather, head of the
department of preventive medicine, and
to work with voluntary health agencies
in the province.
Bruce Graham
Dr. Elliot was born in Harrison Hot
Springs and graduated from Queen's
University with his medical degree in
1935. He received the degree of doctor
of public health from the University of
Toronto in 1940.
Dr. Elliot was in private practice in
Creston in 1937 and 1938 after interning
at the Vancouver General Hospital. He
was associated with provincial mental
hospitals in 1938 and 1939 and the
Canada quarantine service from 1940
to  1942.
After serving with the R.C.A.F. in
Canada and overseas from 1943 to 1946
Dr. Elliot became director of the North
Okanagan health unit. He became assistant provincial health officer in 1948.
Dr. Graham, a professor of paediatrics
at the University of Michigan, succeeds
Dr. J. F. McCreary, who was named
dean of medicine earlier this year.
Dr. Graham is a native of Roberts,
Wisconsin, and a graduate of the University of Alabama, where he received
his bachelor's degree in 1939, and
Vanderbilt University where he obtained
his medical degree in 1942. He then
began an association with the University
of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan,
which has continued to the present day.
After interning in paediatrics at the
University of Michigan hospital in 1942
and 1943 Dr. Graham joined the U.S.
army as a medical officer. He returned
to Michigan following the war and was
named resident in paediatrics in 1947.
Two years later he became director of
paediatrics laboratories, a post he has
held until now. He became an assistant
professor in 1951, an associate professor
in 1954, and a full professor this year.
George S. Allen, M.A.Sc.(Brit.CoL),
Ph.D.(Calif.), dean of the Faculty of
Forestry, has been named to the board
of the B.C. Research Council by the
U.B.C. board of governors.
Cyril Belshaw, M.A.(New Zealand),
Ph.D.(London), has been appointed acting head of the department of anthropology, criminology and sociology for
the session 1959-60.
F. C. "Tat" Boyes, M.A.(Brit.Col.),
who retired as director of student teaching in the Faculty of Education last
spring, has been granted the title Professor Emeritus by the University Senate.
Athletic  Director
When Frank "Stuffy" Gnup came to
U.B.C. as head football coach in 1955,
from Hamilton, Ontario, he never expected to be around in 1959 for, as a
transplanted American, professional football player and coach, he was well aware
of the U.S. college attitude to coaches
who don't produce winning teams. But
at the University of British Columbia
he encountered a refreshingly different
philosophy regarding football. There was
no pressure on him to win, either by the
students or the administration, and he
was able to settle down and plan a long-
range program to bring U.B.C. out of
the depths of the Evergreen Conference.
Assisted by Bob Hindmarch, Frank
sought to overcome a defeatist attitude,
brought about by sound and overwhelm
ing lickings on the gridiron at the hands
of   the   Evergreen   Conference   colleges.
Last year, U.B.C. won three games
and lost six, with three of the losses by
1, 2 and 3 points. This was the 'Birds'
swan song in the Evergreen, and a most
successful year it was.
This fall U.B.C. entered a new athletic conference, the Western Canadian
Intercollegiate, embracing 11 sports.
Home and home games were played in
football against Alberta and Saskatchewan. Not only have the "Thunderbirds"
won all their Canadian games, but also
they have won two American games—
running up a string of five victories before losing to Whitworth College at Spokane. This set a new U.B.C. football
By virtue of their unbeaten record in
Canadian college play, the 'Birds won the
right to represent Western Canada in the
East-West college final at Toronto on
November 14.  On that date the Churchill
Cup will be presented to the first Canadian intercollegiate football champion.
The Green and Gold "Huskies" football team from the University of Saskatchewan invaded the "Thunderbird"
nest on November 7. When these two
teams met earlier in the year at Saskatoon, U.B.C. ran away with a 48-6 win.
The U.B.C. "Thunderbirds" defeated
the "Huskies" 39-7, before a Homecoming
crowd of over 3,000 at U.B.C. Stadium,
to remain undefeated in Western Intercollegiate league play.
Twenty-three Grad basketball players
sat down to dinner with the current crop
of "Thunderbirds" prior to the Annual
Homecoming Game on Friday, November 6th. In the game between the 1959
"Thunderbird" basketball team and the
graduates, the graduates, coached by Bob
(Tony) Osborne, eked out a 52-48 win
over the "Thunderbirds" in a game which
was close and exciting throughout.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE     28 Lionel Thomas, of U.B.C.'s architecture school, stands before
the bronze sculpture which he created for the Great West
Life Assurance Company's new building in Winnipeg. The
sculpture, the largest of its kind in Canada, weighs 53 36 pounds
and measures ten feet by 16 feet.
Lionel Thomas, a teacher in U.B.C.'s school of architecture,
has designed the largest bronze mural in Canada for the Great
1    West Life Assurance Company of Winnipeg.   The mural has
',   been hung on the company's new building in the prairie city.
\        Mr. Thomas used his own family as models for the work,
^which measures ten feet by 16 feet, and weighs 5.336 pounds.
The design, made of four different bronzes of various colour
values, was begun in 1958 and hung on the company's building
in May, 1959.
A Vancouver company cast the 55 separate patterns making
up the bronze and an entire railway flat car was needed to ship
the completed work to Winnipeg.
Mr. Thomas was assisted in the work by Mr. F. Lachnit of
Vancouver who did the bulk forming and the laminations. Mr.
Thomas was responsible for the design and the detail work.
The theme for the sculpture—the family group—was chosen
by the insurance company because of its relationship to the
family type of insurance they sell.
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future in debt to ourselves."
—Lord Tweedsmuir
There are several ways in
which a person may perpetuate
his interest in education by bequest or trust to the University
of British Columbia. Such gifts
may be unrestricted or may be
directed to specific purposes.
Bequests need not be in large
amounts to be effective is assisting the University. For example:
$1000—added to the Student
Loan Fund would be used
over and over as students repay amounts borrowed.
$2000—would provide four
years of scholarships or bursaries—or subsidize the publication of a scholarly work—
or purchase special books,
paintings, musical instruments
or other equipment.
$5000—this capital sum would
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and so on.
Enquiries regarding wills,
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will be welcomed.
Please address
Aubrey F. Roberts
UBC Development Fund
University of B.C.
Vancouver 8, B.C.
On October 8 and 9 U.B.C. hosted
the Men's and Women's Golf and Tennis
Championships. The results were as follows:
1. Golf—Men: Procter Memorial
Trophy won by University of Saskatchewan with 467 points. Men's medalist:
Mike Richards of Alberta—150. Women:
Birks' Challenge Trophy won by University of Saskatchewan. Women's
medallist: Lynne McDonald (Sask.)—
2. Tennis—Women: Marjorie Leeming
Trophy won by the University of British
Columbia. Men: Burt Smith-Jones
Trophy won by the University of British
Columbia. Mixed doubles: Priscilla
Hammond Trophy won by the University
of British Columbia. Men's singles: won
by Edmund Vlaszaty of U.B.C. over
John Sutherland of U.B.C, 6-2, 9-11,
6-2, 6-4.
Jack Pomfret's "Thunderbirds" have
set their sights on a trip to Rome for
the 1960 Olympic Games. But the path
ahead will be rough indeed for some 14
collegiate hoopsters, who face a 32-game
schedule, followed by B.C. and Canadian
playoffs. U.B.C. entered the Senior
Men's Inter-City Basketball League in
order to qualify for B.C. playdowns.
This involves a 12-game schedule. After
the new year, the 'Birds start their Western Intercollegiate schedule, also consisting of 12 games, against the Universities of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The B.C. Inter-City League includes
three local teams—New Westminster
Eilers, Cloverleafs and Dietrich-Collins—
Alberni Athletics, and U.B.C. "Thunderbirds."
Graduate John Forsyth is coaching
Eilers and graduate Harry Franklin is
Cloverleafs coach. The new league marks
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE     32 the return of a Varsity team to Senior
"A" league play after a 14 years' absence.
Albert Laithwaite is taking a year out.
The well-known and popular rugger
coach, acting on doctor's orders, has
turned over the coaching of the Varsity
to capable Max Howell for this year.
Max will be in charge of the total rugby
program, involving six University teams,
participating in the Vancouver Rugby
Union. Bob Morford, formerly a
"Thunderbird" rugger star and captain,
is a new addition to the school of physical education staff and coach of the
"Braves" rugby team.
The body responsible for the administration of men's athletics at the University is the Men's Athletic Committee.
Chaired by the dean of pharmacy, Dr.
A. W. "Whit" Matthews, the committee
consists of the following: Prof. R. F.
Osborne, Dr. G. Pickard, Mr. Lome
Brown, Mr. Harry Franklin, Mr. Peter
Meekison, Mr. David Edgar. Mr. Ian
Stewart, Mr. Chris Webster.
The athletic director serves as executive secretary in a non-voting capacity.
This year the Committee is operating a
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Merren McKillop represented U.B.C. in
a contest to select "Miss Football of
1959" held at Berkeley in September in
connection with the l4th annual National Football Festival. Miss McKillop is
an Arts senior, majoring in history and
athletics and finance which were designed
to familiarize freshmen with student institutions and problems at U.B.C.
Participation on the part of the frosh
delegates was excellent and they all
seemed to feel that they were very fortunate to have had an opportunity to meet
members of the faculty and student councillors on an informal basis.
The fifth annual Leadership Conference was held on Thanksgiving weekend
at Camp Elphinstone. One hundred and
forty campus leaders and faculty members attended.
One of the main resolutions to come
out of the conference was that "a carnival, consisting of displays, variety shows,
games of chance, etc., replace the Homecoming parade preparations on the Friday night of the Homecoming weekend."
The majority of the delegates were in
favour of such a carnival but unfortunately time was too short to attempt to
incorporate such an extensive program
into this year's Homecoming. The possibilities will be examined for holding such
a carnival next year.
Highlights of the conference, on the
less serious side, were a football game
between the girls and boys which was
refereed most entertainingly by Professor
Osborne of the School of Physical Education, and a program of skits put on by
the various cabins. All agreed that the
skit put on by the professors was the
most entertaining effort of the evening!
The annual High School Conference,
sponsored jointly by the B.C. Teachers'
Federation and the B.C. Parent-Teacher
Association in cooperation with the University administration and the Alma
Mater Society, will be held at U.B.C. on
February 26th and 27th.
This conference, unique in Canada, is
held to familiarize high school students
from all over British Columbia with all
aspects of university life.
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here in Vancouver. The total audience increased to 115,000
in 1959. For five weeks this summer the new Queen Elizabeth
Theatre and several theatres in the downtown area were the
focal points of this great festival of the arts. Newspaper critics
came from all points of the compass to observe and praise
what they saw here.
At the closing ceremonies of the Festival His Worship
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other than at the box office. Recently the opportunity for
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The membership campaign is in keeping with the Festival idea.
Any festival worthy of the name must be woven into the very
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7. How many cars in your immediate family?     total value	
8. Do you or members of your family travel: frequently  .infrequently	
regularly           to U.S.A.?        by car.	
on business   to Europe?   plane	
for pleasure    Elsewhere?  train  	
in B.C.?.  Other parts of Canada? boat	
9. Approximately how much do you spend per year on travel? cigarettes?	
liquor & beer?  clothes?    entertainment?  hobbies?	
10. What are your hobbies?         	
Do you play goK?          Other sport?	
hunt?  fish?  attend what games?	
11. Are you opposed to liquor advertising in university publications?	
12. Do you read the Chronicle from cover to cover?     If not, what sections do you read?
13. What items in the Chronicle would you like continued? 	
What items would you like omitted?                	
What suggestions for improvement?              	
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