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WINTER 1958 S At more than 700 offices
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in all walks of life.
Vol. 12, No. 4
Winter, 1958
President, U.B.C. Alumni Association
The U.B.C. Alumni Association has undergone
a remarkable process of revitalisation during the
past year. This process began with the Development Fund drive and it has picked up momentum
during the year until now there are seven projects either completed or under study by various
The most recently completed of these projects
—Homecoming—was indicative of the increased
interest which Alumni are showing in their Alma
Mater. The event was never better attended
than this year and arrangements were ably
handled by an active Committee headed by Mr.
Harry Franklin, B.A. '49. Harry, it should be
added, was also responsible for the arrangements
in connection with the Winston Churchill Cup
Other continuing projects are the preparation
of a brief by a Committee under Dr. J. Kania,
B.A. Sc. '26, for submission to the Royal Commission on Education; a study of the editorial
policy of the "Chronicle," under Mark Collins,
B.A. '34, B. Com. '34, Chairman of the Editorial
Committee; and distribution of "Tuum Est," the
attractive History of U.B.C. written by Harry
Logan, Editor of the "Chronicle."
The Board of Management has received a report from a Committee headed by Walter Scott,
B. Arch. '52, dealing with the establishment of
Alumni Divisions and a special Sub-committee
composed of U.B.C. Medical Graduates is working on a brief to be submitted to the University
Administration concerning the selection of a new
Dean of Medicine to succeed Dean John Patterson. The Committee is chaired by Dr. J. M.
All these projects are real evidence that the
Alumni Association has discovered new avenues
of work which will allow Graduates to be of
greater service to the University and the community at large.
"Christ The King in Glory," a striking mosaic
mural by Lionel Thomas, of U.B.C.'s School of
Architecture, surmounts the Chapel of St. Paul's
College at the University of Manitoba. An article
concerning Mr. Thomas' work appears on Pages
14,  15  and   16.
J. Norman Hyland
Patricia van der Esch
Book  Review
'ZETA' 18- 19
William B. Thompson
Sally Gallinari
Bill Ballentine
Bus Phillips
Published  by the
Alumni Association of the University of
British  Columbia,  Vancouver,   Canada
Editor:   Harry  T.   Logan,   M.C,   M.A.
Associate   Editor:   James   A.   Banham,   B.A.'51
Assistant   Editor:   Sally   M.   Gallinari,   B.A.'49
Board  of  Management
Hyland, B.Com.'S4 ; Past President, Dr. Harry
L. Purdy, B.A.'26; First Vice-President, Mark
Collins, B.A.'84, B.Com.'34; Second Vice-
President, Mrs. Alex W. Fisher, B.A.'31 ;
Third Vice-President, Dr. Malcolm F. McGregor, B.A.'30, M.A.'31: Treasurer, Donald
B.   Fields,   B.Com.'43;   Director,   A.   H.   Sager,
B.A.'38; Editor, H. T. Logan, M.C, M.A.
MEMBERS-AT-LARGE: F. W. Scott, B.Arch.
'52 ; D. F. Miller, B.Com.'47 : Mrs. G. Henderson, B.A.'31; H. J. Franklin, B.A.'49; Terry
D. Nicholls, B.Com.'SB; LL.B.'56: Mrs. L. H.
Leeson, B.A.'23. ALUMNI SENATE APPOINTEES : Nathan T. Nemetz, Q.C., B.A.'34 ;
Peter J. Sharp, B.A.'36, B.Com.'36 ; G. Dudley
Darling, B.Com.'39. DEGREE REPRESENTATIVES : Agriculture, Dr. N. S. Wright, B.S.A.
'44, M.S.A.'46; Applied Science, George E.
Baynes, B.A.Sc'32; 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, Dr.
Robin N. Smith, B.A.'37, M.A.'Bl; Forestry,
Kingsley F. Harris, B.Com.'47, B.S.F.'48 ;
Home Economics, Mrs. Ross C. Radazke, B.
H.E.'48;     Law,    Ivan    R.    Feltham,    B.A.'53,
LL.B.'54 ; Medicine, Dr. John M. Fredrickson,
B.A.'53, M.D.'57; Nursing, Miss M. Leighton,
B.A.Sc. ; Pharmacy, O. Gordon Davies, B.S.P.
'66 ; Physical Education, R. S. Glover, B.P.E.
'50; Social Work, Harry L. Penny, B.A.'B6,
B.S.W.'56, M.S.W.'B7; Sociology. Thelma M.
REPRESENTATIVE: Charles J. Connaghan,
A.M.S.   President.
Editorial   Committee
Chairman: J. Norman Hyland: Members:
Harry L. Purdy, D. B. Fields, Harry T. Logan,
Nathan  Nemetz,    A.   H.   Sager,    Peter   Sharp.
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Alumni Contributions to the 'Chronicle'
One of the finest services which our Alumni render to the
University and to the Alumni Association is their unfailing
willingness to contribute articles to the Chronicle. Sometimes
this material has a limited interest, and is likely to be read by
a restricted group of our graduates; more often these specially-
solicited articles have a broad appeal. In every case they reveal
the views or experiences of men or women who have at one
time shared the life on the Campus as undergraduates. There
may be some value in this literary exchange although in some
cases the writing as such, may be of a non-professional
character. Many thanks to all contributors, professional or other.
Some U.B.C. Alumni and the Centennial
As the Centennial year draws to a close it may be interesting
to Chronicle readers to be reminded of the important part
which U.B.C. Alumni played in official arrangements. Of the
eight members of the central Centennial Board of Directors,
four were U.B.C. graduates. Lawrie Wallace, B.A.'38, appointed
Chairman by the Provincial Government, was a dynamo of
energy and imaginative planning. Other U.B.C. members as
Chairmen of Sub-Committees were: the Hon. Ray G. Williston,
B.A.'40, Malcolm F. McGregor, B.A/30, and Willard E. Ireland,
Ray Williston's Sub-Committee had to do with Important
Personages and Visitors. Malcolm McGregor directed the plans
for Creative and Cultural Activities which included such varied
undertakings as the Provincial tour of the Vancouver and
Victoria Symphony Orchestras, the Contest for a popular song,
the Prize Competition for one-act Plays, and support for the
International Festival, embracing performances of the play,
The World of the Wonderful Dark, written by U.B.C.'s brilliant
graduate, Lister Sinclair, B.A.'42.
Willard Ireland's Sub-Committee had to do with suitable
recognition of Historic Sites and with Publications. Citizens of
British Columbia and visitors alike will be grateful to this
Committee for quickening their local interest as they drive
along the main highways of the Province. Whether by accident
or design this 100th Anniversary year has seen 100 attractively-made markers put in place, each one inscribed and bearing authentic witness to some event which has taken place
there in the near or more remote past.
The rebuilding of Fort Langley and the restoration of Barkerville are the most spectacular achievements of the Historic
Sites Committee.
B.C. Anthology Widely Acclaimed in Canada
Lawrie Wallace's Centennial Committee has also sponsored the
publication of two books which are likely to achieve fame in the
literary annals of the Province. In March of this year appeared
British Columbia: A Centennial Anthology, whose Editor is
R. E. Watters, Professor of English at U.B.C. This work has
already been widely acclaimed throughout Canada both for its
literary merit and as illustrating the printer's art at its best.
From the Mail Ba
History of Province Written by Graduate
And now, Margaret Ormsby's handsome volume, British
Columbia: A History, tells us the life story of our Province
whose 100th birthday we have been celebrating throughout this
year. The author writes with a sure touch and in stirring
phrase; no reader could doubt either her love for her native
province or her intimate knowledge and understanding of its
history, on certain aspects of which she was already an
authority. Dr. Ormsby who
is Professor of History at     / /
U.B.C. is also a graduate of   / J Arms-,      '       L-CT^ t%^
the Class of Arts'29. /N"/vu^ .     ^u ^ ^^
"Domestic affairs fill the days and I've had
little time to savour Oxford. I've had several
intriguing whiffs of the college atmosphere. I
hear your words and see why you love the
place. You must be a reader of the Bodleian
having sworn, as I have, 'not to bring into
the Library or kindle therein any fire or
flame . . . ' . What is there about the Upper
Reading Room, the Radcliffe Camera, that
brings out a bookworm tendency I didn't know
existed? I've been in the Bodleian three times
and on all three occasions I've missed appointments.
"I'm visiting several types of secondary
schools this month and talking to officials of
the Ministry of Education. Also hoping to
arrange visits to the universities of Manchester
and Leeds to look at adult education programmes.    Also London,  for the same purpose.
" 'What language do you speak?' a little boy
asked Susan on the first day of school. 'Canadian', said Sue. 'No, English', corrected Ann.
'Thought it was Russian', commented the boy.
No, he didn't say it that way. He said, 'Ow,
Oi thowght it be Roosion'. Dialect of the local
urchins is a thick one and I have difficulty.
Dorothy has difficulty with all accents. Girl in
a department store, directing her to school
satchels, said, 'It's by the humbugs'. Long,
involved and amusing discussion ensues. Clarification :  'It's by the handbags.' "
Arthur H. Sager, B.A.'38
Manor Farm Cottage,
Great Milton, Oxford.
"Reading and enjoying, as always, the U.B.C.
Chronicle, I am prompted to send you what
news I have come across of Alumni on my
travels though I may not have anything not
already well known to you.
"In India I was hosted by Bruce Macdonald,
B.A.'26, who recently took up duties as the
Counsellor (Commercial) at the Canadian High
Commission to India. Also in New Delhi I
was for a while the guest of John Nelson,
B.Com.'55, who is the Assistant Commercial
Counsellor there. In Paris I saw Phyllis Webb,
B.A.'49, who is writing poetry under, I believe
a Canada Council grant. In London, I have
run across the following: Gwladys Downes,
B.A.'34, M.A.'40, doing research in the British
Museum on Valery. John Hulcoop (not an
Alumnus but a member of the English Staff at
U.B.C), who is also at work in the B.M. on a
doctoral thesis on Browning for the University
of London. Yvonne Agazarian now an advertising copywriter in London (Service Advertising). Elizabeth Cowley, B.A.'48, scriptwriter
for 'Tonight', a very successful B.B.C. Television programme in London. Pamela Lipsey
(formerly Pamela Steele), also an advertising
copywriter in London (Notley Advertising Co).
John Wardroper (B.A/48), is now one of the
night editors of the Daily Express in Fleet
"As for myself, I think you have me well
covered in the last issue I saw. I lectured on
Canadian Literature to the English classes of
Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya,
Japan, and to a group of Japanese scholars
and teachers brought together by the Canadian
Ambassador at an Embassy luncheon in Tokyo.
Later 1 gave a talk on Canadian poetry over
the All-India Radio, and lectured in New Delhi
to the Indian Academy of Letters. The rest of
the summer I travelled and enjoyed myself in
such various places as Hong Kong, Bangkok,
Kashmir, Teheran, Damascus, Cairo, Instanbul,
Athens and Delphi, Rome, Zurich. And now I
am chipping away at a very small Chaucer
vein in the B.M., hoping it will mint merely
Earle Birney, B.A.'36,
6 Prince Albert Road,
London N.W. 1, England.
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the Beta-ray Spectrometer
constructed by CANADAIR for
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at Chalk River, Ontario.
At right
Beta-ray Spectrometer being prepared for shipment.
Canadair's Nuclear Division has successfully
applied its engineering and development facilities to
the design and construction of the Coils for the generation of the magnetic field in a large Beta-ray spectrometer recently delivered to Atomic Energy of Canada
Limited. The spectrometer is used to determine the
energy spectrum of Beta-rays emitted from radioactive
sources. The large source area, good resolution and
high transmission of this tV^, iron-free, double-
focusing spectrometer provide the opportunity of
making measurements not previously possible in the
field of Beta-ray spectroscopy.
The comprehensive range and accuracy of this
spectrometer are in large part the result of adherence
to extremely close dimensional tolerances by Canadair's
team of nuclear scientists and engineers. Moreover the
electrical insulation requirements demanded rigorous
control of environment and workmanship.
Canadair designs and manufactures reactors and
their components, as well as specialised physics instruments to most exacting specifications: its nuclear
division is always available for advice on problems
and invites your enquiries.
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Through the initiative of Powell
River Branch President, Dr. John L.
Keays, B.A. '41 B.A.Sc. '41, a Committee of representative citizens met
in October with Dr. John Friesen and
his staff of Extension workers, to discuss the possible contribution of Extension's services to their community.
The Alumni leadership resulted in
arrangements for a programme of lectures by ten speakers who will journey to the up-coast community during
the forthcoming months. Additional
fields of co-operation are still being
studied by community representatives
and Alan Campbell of the Extension
Acting Alumni Director, John Haar,
travelled with the Extension Representatives to watch the implementation of one of the recommendations
for better community-University relations made at the joint Alumni-Extension Community Relations Conference held at the University in May of
this year. This is the first direct result
of the Conference and it is largely
due to the aggressive leadership of
the Alumni representatives in the
Powell River community who participated in the discussions.
Such Alumni activity provides a
positive role for Alumni to act as
liaison between the University and
their home community to the mutual
benefit of both.
The Victoria Branch held its Annual Dance in the Sirocco Club on
November 7. It was attended by approximately one hundred and twenty
Alumni and in the words of the Victoria Branch President, Reg Roy, B.A.
'50, M.A. '51, everyone had a "bang-
up time".
Dr. and Mrs. David B. Charlton,
B.A. '25, hosted the Acting Director
of the Alumni Association and U.B.C.
Graduates at a meeting at their home
on October 7. Discussions of the possible role of Alumni in the Portland
area were followed by a report on
present Campus developments. Among
the Graduates in attendance were: Mr.
John A. Lindsay, B.S.A. '52, James
M. Orr, B.A.Sc. '36, Miss Yvonne L.
Paul, B.A.'47, K. C. Ross, B.A.'53,
and Miss  M. A. Sutherland, B.A. '49.
Extension Lecturers to
Visit Powell River
U.K. Supper Party
A reception and supper party for
150 Canadian University Students
in England was given by Mr. and
Mrs. H. H. Hemming (nee Alice
Weaver, B.A.'28) at their home in
London in October.
The students were divided into
their different University groups
and Professor Earle Birney presided over the U.B.C. group shown
in the accompanying picture.
Canadian Students are always
welcome at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Hemming, 35 Elsworthy Road,
London, N.W.3, which many Rhodes
Scholars and others think of as
their London home.
Among those shown above are:
Dr. (B.A.'26) and Mrs. Earle
Birney; A. E. Insley, B.A.Sc'53;
James W. Smith with his fiancee
Miss Stevenson; Roy Nishizaki,
B.A.Sc'56; J. Sandys-Wunsch, B.A.
'56; I. Gartshore, B.A.Sc'57; Sholto
Hebenton, B.A.'57; Alice Hemming,
B.A.'28; Pat Erskine, Gloria Molofy,
B.A.'57; and Wayne Hubble,
New Seattle President
Professor Anthony Scott of the
Department of Economics and Political
Science was guest
speaker at the
November 3 Annual Dinner of the
Seattle Branch
held at the Benjamin Franklin
Hotel. His topic,
"America's Stake
in Canada",marks
a change in topic
for visiting Universitv speakers
from  that of re- w- A- R0SENE
porting on Campus changes to providing Canadian views on major issues
of concern to Graduates living in the
United States.
Vancouver representative in attendance was the Acting Alumni Director,
John L. Haar, who was the recipient
of a cheque for $1,300 as a gift from
the "Friends of the University of
British Columbia Incorporated" of the
Seattle Branch to the Development
Elected President of the Branch for
the forthcoming year was William A.
Rosene, B.A. '49, with Frederick L.
Brewis, B.Com.'49, as Vice-President
and Nora Giesey, B.A.'48, as Secretary-Treasurer.
Some thirty Graduates and friends
enjoyed an evening of good food, good
talk and conviviality. Among Alumni
in attendance were: Mr. and Mrs. Stan
Arkley, B.A.'25; Mr. and Mrs. Cliff
Mathers, B.A.Sc.'23; Mr. and Mrs.
Dick Montgomery, B.A.'40; Mr. Bob
Boroughs, B.A. '39, M.A. '43 and Mrs.
Bob Boroughs, B.A.'39; Mr. and Mrs.
Rosene, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Creelman, B.A. '47; Mr. and Mrs. F. M.
Johnston, B.Arch.'53; Mr. and Mrs.
Hebert;  Mrs. John Leggatt, B.A.'50.
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The Incentive
of Hard Work
During the past nine months I have attended more
educational meetings and conferences than I can remember
in any similar period since I became your President. In
February I was a delegate to the National Conference on
Education in Ottawa and at that time I took part in the
first meeting of the Canadian National Commission for
In June I attended meetings of the National Conference
of Canadian Universities, The Royal Society of Canada
and more than a score of other learned societies. Later in
the Summer I was in Toronto, Montreal, Washington and
Philadelphia, attending Meetings of the Association of
Universities of the British Commonwealth and of representatives of certain of the Universities of the United
States. It may be said that the general theme of all these
meetings was the same, viz., Education, in one or other
of its many aspects.
In mid-September I was invited to speak on Education
at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Education Association, held in Victoria, B.C. You will see that the following
extracts from my address reflect not only my own views
but some of the discussion which took place in the Conferences which I had attended earlier in the year.
"To achieve the knowledge, skill and wisdom, which I
have described as being essential for the individual, that
individual must as a student work—and work hard. If he is
also to be one of those equipped for and concerned about
the acquisition of more or new knowledge, then he must
work very hard. And what about the old-fashioned view
that hard work is good for all of us? I am sure that some
of our problems and some of the changes in our educational
system grow out of this conflict of ideas and practices,
that is, our ambition to avoid or decrease hard work and
at the same time the obvious necessity of somebody doing
some of it.
Impetus from Soviet Success
"This has been complicated in recent months and years
by the evidences of the Russian and Communist achievements in science, in technology and in industry. These
achievements are attributed by many to their allegedly
superior educational system and to the fact that they all,
and particularly their students, are required to work hard.
Because our national security and our desire to preserve
our 'way of life', that is, to try to live the lives we want
to live, are of major importance to us as a society, as
nations and as individuals, and because Soviet success or
superiority in education, in science, in production and in
inventiveness is a threat to our security and existence, we
are concerned about this and are beginning to believe
that we may have to make some changes in our educational practice and in our social attitudes and ambitions.
"However, I note more willingness on the part of the
public to criticise education and to demand changes in it
than there is to change their own habits and attitudes,
and their desires about comfort, luxury and hard work.
Again, may I suggest that this simply will not work. We
can't fool our young people to that extent. Unless we,
their seniors, are prepared to change and do change our
habits, our attitudes and our objectives, we will not be
able to persuade intelligent boys and girls that they should
change theirs.
"Two weeks ago I listened to two very able and interesting papers on Russian education and a discussion following
them on that system vs. our own. The participants were
the heads of the Universities of the British Commonwealth and a few representing, or from, the United States
of America. It seems that Russian children begin school at
seven and end school at seventeen. But during these ten
years from seven to seventeen, they spend more hours in
school, a six-day week for instance, do more homework
and generally work harder than our children do. Their
curriculum or programme of studies is much simpler or
more 'old-fashioned' than ours, with few if any  options.
Prestige of Scholar and Teacher
"The Russians, as we know, live in a regimented and
directed society. In it the State is supreme rather than
the individual, and those with power, who control the
State, determine the goals or objectives and see to it that
these are striven after. In addition they control and direct
the uses of the resources of the State, and in Russia,
because of their belief in the importance of education for
state purposes, they divert to education a larger part of
the national production of wealth than we do. They also
see to it that education, i.e. teaching, is one of the 'prestige'
"It would be dangerous, however, to assume that more
money alone would solve our problems, for our society is
in many ways more complicated and difficult to operate
than that of the Soviet Union. We are a free society, or at
least one in which the State exercises a minimum of control
over the decisions, the behaviour and the actions of the
individual citizen. I hope we can keep it that way, for I
believe it is fundamentally a far better society for human
beings than a Communist one. But if we are to do this, we
as individuals and citizens will have to do better than we
have been doing.    . . .
"I believe that, with the best will in the world, we have
allowed our curriculum to become too cluttered up and
have been too ready to drop the 'hard' subjects for the
'soft' ones. In this we, the teachers, have been encouraged
or 'pushed' by others, including parents, though we ourselves, in our efforts to make education more attractive
through student interest, have also helped. There should
also be more money available for education, particularly
for the salaries of teachers, and the teaching profession
must be held in higher esteem by the public. But if we in
education are to demand money and esteem, we must
deserve it.
Attraction of Effort and Work
"But I know enough about human beings to feel certain
that top flight young people will not be attracted by
professions in which there is little place for individual
excellence, or for effort and hard work beyond the call of
duty. These ambitious and able young people will inevitably go off to occupations and professions which offer
them scope to improve their positions in relation to others
through their own efforts. Some opportunity, I know, does
exist within education, but almost exclusively at the
administration level, and that is not of much use or interest
to the outstanding teacher. This, I feel, is something the
teachers' federations will have to give continuing thought
to if they are to claim and get salaries or incomes equivalent to those in more competitive occupations, e.g. the
coaches of professional football teams."
Yours   sincerely,
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Changes Made in
Military Training
The Military Training Programme
for the universities has undergone
some changes in the past year. These
changes have come about because of
a government decision to reduce the
number of regular military personnel
on the Campus.
In past years each service had at
least one regular officer as part of
the university's staff. These officers
served as advisors as well as providing
direct assistance to their respective
reserve unit. This function in part has
been taken over by the establishment
of an Armed Forces Office, whose
responsibilities now are of a tri-service
The quotas in the various units in
the past year have been reduced substantially over previous years, but
the organisation, identity and sovereignty of each service is being maintained as in the past.
This year, the U.N.T.D. has a new
Commanding Officer, namely Surgeon
Commander M. D. Young, CD., Q.H.S.,
who has taken over from Commander E. S. W. Belyea, CD., who
had the division for three years.
A point of interest is that Surgeon
Commander Young is the first Medical Officer, to our knowledge, to
assume command of a U.N.T.D. in
Lieutenant-Colonel J. F. McLean,
D.S.O., CD., is the Commanding Officer of the C.O.T.C, and Wing Commander R. G. Herbert, D.F.C, CD., is
commanding the U.R.T.P. Air Squadron. The Armed Forces representative
is Major J. M. Reynolds, CD., who
assumed his  duties  in  September.
The University of Omenica has empowered its publicity
chiefs to offer the following news bulletin its unconditional release. Owing to the generosity of the Gordian
Shoelace Corporation, the University has been able to
acquire the famous Croker Collection of used shoelaces,
hitherto the property of the estate of the late Dr. Croker.
Incalculable Historical Value
The collection amounts to well-nigh 17,000 items, some
of which are pairs and others single laces. Every lace in
the whole collection was once worn in the shoes of a
well-known personage. The sentimental and historical
value is therefore incalculable. At a very rough estimate,
the monetary value has been placed at somewhere between
$30,000, probably in the middle. But owing to the generosity of the Gordian Corp., the University acquired the
collection for very little more than cost.
Many of the laces were worn by historical figures in
British Columbia's own past . . . pioneers such as Franniel
Grilth, who long had a toothbrush route around Quesnel,
and Cornelius "Bugaboo" Blitchard, laughable old character who was the first sod on the very spot where now
stands the lifelike reproduction of old Fort Simpleton,
including the original doormat.
It was found impossible to acquire any shoelaces which
indisputably belonged to the late great stately Judge
Begbie, of rehabilitated memory. But an excellent reproduction of his probable laces is now being fabricated, and
will shortly be available for use in schools, prisons, and
adult hobby groups. It is thought that Sir M. B. Begbie
may have used his laces to hang malefactors with, after
which he would naturally be reluctant to use them himself
and would undoubtedly take to elastic-sided boots or
Romeos.  His black Juliet cap is, however, carefully pre
served in the Medicine Hat Museum of Historic Headgear.
(Open Sundays. Tip your hat.)
Our reporter courteously interviewed the Professor of
Recent Northwest History, Relics Division, and asked him
how he felt about this gift. "How do you feel about this
gift, Professor?" our reporter asked, in a well-poised
manner. "I feel great," replied the Professor. "I feel fit
as a fiddle about it." Here he took down a historic fiddle,
once played by Goodtime Charlie Tinkelstrom soon after
the opening of Boston Bar. He played a few notes on this
priceless old link with the immortals, to illustrate his
words. "That's how fit I feel about it," he said. He danced
two sides of a square dance with surprising agility for
an academic type so firmly entrenched. He is now over 24,
and is often called the Grand Old Man of Creative
Interesting Question Unanswered
How can a man standing in a trench be firmly entrenched
unless the trench is filled in again and the earth packed
tight around him? Our reporter was about to ask this
interesting question. But from force of habit he said,
instead, "Well, I see our time is up."
He then interviewed the Professor of Value Judgments.
"Do you feel," he asked the P.V.J., "that we to-day are
worthy to unloose the shoelaces of those defunct cockalorums?" The savant smiled and answered, "It is not
likely that we will let them get loose." As for who is
worthy to untie those shoelaces, this is a problem now
being worked out very satisfactorily at the Mumping
Institute of Controlled Egalitarianism. "We will soon be
able to value humans according to their place on the
Skillings Shoelace Scale," he said. "And have no fear,
even those on the lowest scale will be provided with shoes
they are somehow worthy to untie. There will be a basic
minimum supply. Plus, in the case of Scottish brogues,
fringe  benefits."
Our reporter respectfully untied the Professor's shoes
and went home.
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE by Patricia van der Esch'
. . a U.B.C. graduate
a neiv philosophy
being  discussed
in the cafes of Paris
A new philosophy has
appeared in
Parisian intellectual circles. It may not attain the same vogue
as Existentialism, but it is an interesting development none the less. A young French writer, Henri
Perruchot, is the leader of this school of thought
which is called Epiphanism.
Any Thursday evening at about nine o'clock if
you wander down the Boulevard Saint Michel
almost to the Seine and then walk into the basement of a corner cafe, you will find the Epiphan-
ists gathered in small groups, sipping their coffee,
beer or wine, smoking, talking and gesticulating
wildly in the hazy warmth of a smoke-filled room.
The faces alone are a study. One boy of nineteen or twenty wears a black coat and a purple
scarf which hides his long neck. His black hair
is brushed loosely straight back from a high,
white forehead; his dark eyes move quickly,
nervously; his nose tilts upward above his mobile
lips. Every line of his finely chiselled features
marks him out as the poet and idealist.
Humanistic Philosophy
Behind him sits an older man who has an
expression of hawk-like intelligence, quick, black
eyes, a large nose and a pointed chin. His wife,
middle-aged, fat, but with the same light in her
face, is beside him. Two girls in black dresses
with large bits of imitation jewelry and brightly
coloured silk scarves around their shoulders are
obviously typists or shop-assistants of some sort.
The women are as numerous as the men and just
as talkative.
Epiphanism is fundamentally a humanistic and
rationalistic philosophy; it wants to save man who
is now in danger of destroying himself with
atomic and hydrogen bombs. The Epiphanists call
on all men of good will—"wandering shades in
the shadows of our epoch"—who can no longer
distinguish the ends of existence. They believe
that society is a collection of individuals and all
history the result of individual effort.
They oppose collectivism of all types, national-
*Mrs. Bastiaan van der Esch (nee Patricia Mitchell)
B.A.'46, M.A.(Bryn Mawr), Ph.D. (London)—After graduating
from U.B.C. with First Class Honours in History, Mrs.
van der Esch received a Resident Graduate Scholarship to
Bryn Mawr College. On completion of her Master's Degree
there in 1947 she continued her studies at the London School
of Economics and the Sorbonne obtaining her Ph.D. Degree
from the University of London in 1950. Mrs. van der Esch
has had several books published, among them: Prelude to
War: The International Repercussions of the Spanish Civil
War, 1936-1939, Nijhoff, The Hague ; and La Deuxieme Internationale (1889-1923), Marcel Reviere, Paris. Since 1949
she has written articles for the Canadian Forum on Europe.
Mrs. van der Esch's husband was recently appointed Personal
Advisor to the Vice-President of the Coal and Steel Community  in  Luxembourg.    They  have  four  children.
ism as well as communism, but they do not err in
leaving out the practical and material side of life.
Man must be able to fulfil himself as an individual in society, he cannot live alone, therefore
poverty, unemployment and ill-health hinder his
harmonious development.
The Epiphanists are opposed to all ideologies,
whether political or religious. The Marxists
attack them for being "without method" and the
Catholics attack them for being "without God".
The Epiphanists reply that they are simply
"without absolutes". They argue that men form
antagonistic groups in society on the basis of
absolute ideals and principles and eventually fight
one another in order to establish their own absolute way of thought.
Values Change
The Epiphanists believe that men develop and
change from one century to another and that the
standards and values of one generation will not
necessarily be those of the next. They therefore
try to approach the individual and society on a
rational and scientific basis in order to achieve a
fuller life for everyone.
At half-past nine the chairman rings his little
bell and everyone's attention is drawn to the
table in the middle of the room. Tonight the subject is The Individual and Society. The speaker
stops after an hour and the animated discussion
One young man has been reading Ghandi's
memoirs and recounts an incident about the
Indian Philosopher and his relation to his wife.
There follows a voluble discussion for almost an
hour as to the position of women in general and
differing conceptions of love.
Someone starts off on the theme of automobiles
and the evils of modern civilisation until an
elderly man with a humorous face removes his
pipe slowly from his mouth, and, breaking in
amidst the confusion of three people who are
talking at once, announces slowly and loudly that
he came here to discuss the individual and society
and he wishes everyone would stop talking about
love and automobiles.
Create New Standards
Paris, and particularly the Latin Quarter, is
full of such groups as this. On Friday nights the
poets meet in another cafe on the He Saint Louis
to read and discuss their work. It is these small
groups which keep alive new currents of thought
and create new standards of artistic appreciation.
While the Epiphanists and the Existentialists,
the poets and the artists keep gathering together
in the evenings to discuss their art and their
ideas, the traditional creativeness of French
thought and culture will not die.
New gifts are still reaching the U.B C. Development
Fund and are most welcome since they still qualify for
matching grants from the Provincial Government. The
Fund now totals $8,480,599.
"We urge all who were missed by the canvassers or
who didn't get around to making their gifts to do so now
while the matching grant offer is still open" says Aubrey
F. Roberts, Director of the Development Fund. "All gifts,
whether in cash or pledge, are eligible for matching."
Analysis of the 20,980 gifts received in the U.B.C.
Development Fund Campaign proves again, if proof were
needed, the intense loyalty of the University's Alumni.
The records show that 7,393 Alumni contributed a total
of $668,567 and that nearly 2,000 participated as canvassers, team captains, section chairmen or community
Alumni's Magnificent Record
"This is truly a magnificent record," says Dr. N. A. M.
MacKenzie. "We have always been proud of our Alumni,
and we are more than ever so now. As students they contributed much to the progress of the University and
created traditions in which we take great pride. We are
happy that this interest and loyalty continue".
Dr. MacKenzie said he is hoping to write a personal
note to every Alumnus who participated as contributor
or Campaign worker or both.
An interesting feature of the Development Fund Campaign was the response from Alumni in various parts of
the world. There were contributions from England, France,
Germany, Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Indonesia, Pakistan,
India and from Manila, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Auckland. Do these postmarks sound intriguing—Jamshedput,
Guatemala, Caracas, Maracaibo, Balboa, Rio de Janeiro,
Port of Spain ? We heard from Alumni in all these places.
Among the English postmarks were Reading, Great
Shelford, Swindon, Chilton North, Coombe Hill, Swanage,
Newport, and from London there were Bramham Gardens,
Palace Gate, St. George's, Westminster Hospital and many
Alumni committees were organised in many Canadian
and several U.S. cities where there are a number of
graduates. These included Calgary, Edmonton, Regina,
Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Chalk River, Kingston, London,
Toronto, Ottawa, Peterborough, Montreal, New York, Los
Angeles, San Francisco.
To John M. Buchanan, B.A. '17, University Division
Chairman, Mark Collins, B.A. '34, W. Tom Brown, B.A.
'32, Darrell Braidwood, B.A. '40, Stu Keate, B.A. '35, and
others goes the credit for this outstanding performance
which proves again that U.B.C. Alumni have not forgotten
their own motto "Tuum Est".
U.B.C. 'Friends' Contribute
The "Friends of U.B.C. Inc.", set up to solicit gifts
from U.S. residents, has received, in cash contributions
and pledges, more than $15,000, mostly from U.B.C.
graduates. Stanley T. Arkley, B.A. '25, of Seattle was
Chairman and moving spirit of the organisation.
Money gifts to U.B.C. which are tax exempt in the
United States of America should be sent to: Friends of
the University of British Columbia Incorporated, c/o Mr.
Stanley T. Arkley, 3649 Mossgiel Road, Bellevue, Washington.
The U.B.C. Development Fund received a $75,000 boost recently from
the B.C. Child Care and Polio Fund sponsored by the Kinsmen Clubs of
British Columbia. The gift, with matching funds from the Provincial
Government, will provide accommodation in the new Medical Sciences Centre
for the Department of Neurological Research. Shown above are Dr. T. L.
Calder, Vice-President of the Fund, Dr. MacKenzie and Ian G. King,
Executive Director of the Fund, examining a sketch of the proposed Medical
Alumni Contributions
By Years 1916-58
Year      1916
Gifts      19
Total     $ 4,290
Average    .. $225.78
Year      1921
Gifts  56
Total     $ 6,620
Average   $118.21
Year      1926
Gifts      83
Total     $ 9,477
Average    .... $114.18
Year       1931
Gifts      129
Total     $ 9,744
Average       . $  75.53
Year       1936
Gifts      120
Total     $53,888
Average    .... $449.07
Year      1941
Gifts      128
Total     $ 8,277
Average    . . $  64.66
Year      1946
Gifts      179
Total      $11,417
Average     ... $ 63.78
Year      1951
Gifts      423
Total     $19,523
Average $  46.15
Year      1956
Gifts      319
Total      $12,406
Average   .... $ 38.88
$ 2,780
$ 1,157
$ 3,501
$ 9,105
$ 77.13
$ 3.245
$ 83.21
$ 3,556
$ 7,185
$ 8,298
$ 62.38
$ 76.43
$ 85.55
$ 93.06
$ 9,853
$ 69.88
$ 79.78
$ 7,295
$ 7,011
$ 8,557
$ 8,350
$ 59.79
$ 53.93
$ 56.66
$ 62.31
$ 8,997
$ 7.227
$ 7,343
$ 72.55
$ 51.62
$ 60.6S
$ 74.11
$ 57.47
$ 61.00
$ 47.73
$ 48.87
$ 45.93
$ 41.58
$ 37.40
$ 39.43
$ 7.557
$ 1,592
$ 52.12
Edmonton City Hall water fountain (above) by Mr. Thomas
is entitled "Flight of Canadian Geese," and is designed
as a summer fountain and a winter sculpture. Shown
wreathed in ice the aII-bronze fountain has nine water
outlets and weighs 2,970 lbs. It is illuminated at night.
Below, a mural designed and executed by Mr. Thomas
and his wife, Patricia, for the Vancouver Public Library
using  Rhunic symbols as the theme.
of U.B.C.'s School of Architecture
and one of Canada's
most controversial artists
is interviewed by
a Graduate of the School
De Luca: Would you tell me something about your
background, Mr. Thomas, before you came to the School ?
Thomas: I was a member of the Canadian Group of
Painters and had exhibited extensively in this country
and abroad. I taught intermittently at the Vancouver
School of Art for some years prior to joining the School
of Architecture. Incidentally, this was not an innovation
for a school of architecture to appoint an artist to the
De L: You came to the School of Architecture in 1950
and taught various subjects in every year. What were
these ?
T: Basic Design, Drawing, Painting, Interior Design
and Sculpture, in First, Second, Third and Fourth Year
Architecture, which as individual courses were co-related
to Architecture. You see, the disciplines, design principles
and spatial concepts of painting, sculpture and architecture
are basically the same. Mondrian, the painter, for example,
defined the module and therefore influenced the curtain
wall  used   extensively  today   by  architects.
De L: While you have been teaching these subjects to
the architectural students, i.e. teaching them how to relate art to architecture, you must have realised that there
was a new field here for yourself as an artist.
University Opened New Horizons
T: The University opened new horizons of thought and
stimulation for me. However, I did not believe that painting was the only medium of expression, for I had studied
constructivism and sculpture with Ernst Mundt in San
Francisco (1950). It was inopportune, prior to 1954, to
implement my ideas. The fact that architecture and sculpture are both "three-dimensional" has undoubtedly influenced my recent trend to sculpture, but paradoxically
it has also reinforced my concept of the "two-dimensional"
(painting) as being inviolately two-dimensional.
De L: Do you feel then that the arts and architecture
are inter-related? Music, for instance, can be related to
architecture and has a mathematical construction. Most
artists will, I think, agree with this theory.
T: Yes, I have long realised that this inter-relationship
of the arts existed. I have most certainly been able to
bring this theory to practical fulfilment at the School
of Architecture. Illustrating this point is the fact that
several international painters are former engineers, archi-
14 tects and mathematicians. One of the foremost English
potters is a former architect. Le Corbusier, the architect,
is a good sculptor and painter and interrelates both to his
architecture. Music, incidentally, has always been a dominant force in my life.
Relating Art to Architecture
De L: Was it while you were teaching at the School
that you realised you wanted to participate directly in
this relating of art to architecture ?
T: Well, I often presented hypothetical problems to the
students which I knew could be implemented in practice
if and when the opportunity arose. You see, what is now
known as contemporary architecture in Canada was almost
non-existent during the depression. How could I apply an
art form to something which did not exist ? When Canadian architecture emerged it was literally a Canadian
Renaissance. My wife, an artist and also my collaborator,
and I were aware for some years that the emergence of
Canadian architecture was inevitable. Many brilliant architects were personal friends and their potential was
obvious. It was a dormant but pregnant period. We both
were, quite simply, waiting for the opportunity. When
the architectural emergence came we were thoroughly
prepared technically and therefore were able to participate.
Many of my present works were hypothetical solutions
eight years ago. Some have never been implemented, but
may be in the future. My association with the School of
Architecture was synonymous with the architectural
emergence but I believe I still would have been a participant regardless.
De L: What do you consider as your teaching methods?
T: Enthusiasm and inspiration must be injected into all
classes. I enjoy "lighting a torch" to release the students
from the rigidity of thinking imposed by everyday life.
Initiative must be instilled to solve seemingly impenetrable
obstacles faced while engaged in the creative act. I believe
that in order to expound the theories of art and architecture one should also be an active participant, except
in very isolated instances, for example, in the realm of
History of Art and Architecture. I believe this active participation provides the proper background of experience
and knowledge. Verbiage is not enough; example and
demonstration are necessary.
De L: You felt then that you wanted to participate
vourself in this relating of art to architecture ?
T: Yes.
De L: Would you describe for me, Mr. Thomas, some of
the work you have been doing in collaboration with architects.
T: I have designed embellished copper and bronze doors,
a large fountain, mosaic murals, murals in oil paint,
carvings, sculpture and I have been retained many times
as a colour and design consultant.
De L: Have all these projects been carried out in conjunction with architects?
T: Yes, that is correct.
De L: When an architect approaches you with a view
to collaboration, how is  this   developed ?
Collaboration with the Architect
T: Except in a few isolated instances, collaboration between the architect and myself has been a give and take
procedure. After I have familiarised myself with the plans
and elevations and have come to understand the building,
I am in a position to accept his ideas, perhaps spark the
idea myself, and advise on the technical and aesthetic
problems involved. There is no standard procedure since
many times architect and artist solve a problem simultaneously. This of course means that both have arrived
at a sympathetic understanding and this unfailingly results
in a most successful solution. I am of the opinion that
the mural for St. Paul's College at the University of
Manitoba is a specific instance of total collaboration and
the diagonal wing forms have a notable relationship to
the tower. Sometimes I alone spark the idea. Of course,
collaboration cannot be extended to include the artist who
'St. Mark and the Lion', a bronze and gold sculpture
designed and executed by Lionel Thomas for U.B.C.'s new
theological center, St. Mark's College, can be seen in its
various stages of execution above and below. Above the
artist is shown working on the sculpture from a sketch in
the background. Below the finished sculpture is shown
after hanging.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Lionel Thomas' striking mural with British Columbia superimposed on map of the world hangs in the offices of the
Mercantile Bank of Canada in Vancouver.
independently creates a work of art and attempts to sell
the idea that it will adapt to any architectural solution.
I have always referred to this sort of art as "cake decoration."
De L: In other words, when you are working with the
architect it is at this stage that your creative ability is
aroused and you become aware of what you are going to
do because you get your concept from the architecture ?
T: I do not get my concept from the architecture, but
make the concept fit  the architecture.
De L: As you are evolving your design, are you influenced by the nature of the architecture ?
T: Certainly, because the structure is a dominating
factor. During the long evolutionary period when the
design is being processed I must be conscious of the
architectural form at all times. As crystallisation takes
place and the vulgarities and crudities are removed, great
care must be exercised to ensure that architectural elements in the design are preserved and that sterility is
avoided. Crystallisation of the design is a physical and
mental chore,  often extending into weeks and months.
De L: Would you list some of the works you have designed and executed.
Diversified List of Works
T: Well, all my works have been diversified to say the
least! The following works are an example: MURAL for
the Mercantile Bank of Canada in Vancouver. MOSAIC
Church of our Lady of Perpetual Help, Calgary, Alberta.
and design of SCULPTURE. Vancouver Public Library
in collaboration with my wife Patricia. A MURAL, three
pairs of COPPER AND BRONZE DOORS, a design for a
GRANITE ALTAR FACE for St. Thomas More College,
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. A BRONZE AND
GOLD SCULPTURE for St. Mark's College, University of
British Columbia. And at St. Paul's College, University
of Manitoba, a large EXTERIOR MURAL executed in
smalti, enamelled glass mosaic. Then of course, there was
the controversial FOUNTAIN for the City of Edmonton
and numerous other smaller works. I should mention that
my wife has been my collaborator on many of these projects.
De L: What work are you engaged on at the present
T: Among other things, I am designing a bronze, gold
and enamel sculpture, two large mosaic murals for a
cathedral in Winnipeg, and a large bronze sculpture for
a public building; and another one almost completed for
a building in Winnipeg. Then we are both retained to
design the Brock Hall mural, which is a gift from the
1958 Graduating Class. Incidentally the Students' Council
showed itself to be a most exacting and intelligent client.
Work Recognised by Architects
De L: You have been recognised, I understand, by the
architects for the work you have done by being awarded
the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Allied Arts
T: Yes, I received that honour in 1956.
De L: In the future would you consider working in
collaboration with planners in such things as civic square
design, for instance ?
T: Yes, indeed, I am prepared to work anywhere where
aesthetics and design are important factors. Sculpture, I
think, is an aesthetic necessity for civic squares, plazas,
parks, etc. I mean, of course, contemporary sculpture
which is a form in space, containing space and completely
alive with light and movement. A contemporary sculptor
cannot reincarnate past traditional forms because this is
a new age and we must appreciate it for what it is. It is
commonly accepted that sculpture means great chunks
of stone or nymphs radiating blythe stupidity. Contemporary sculpture is certainly not this clumsy solid thing.
De L: With what other materials would you like to
work in the future ?
T: I most certainly would like to work with other
materials, particularly frescoe, scraffito, plastic and stainless steel. I should also welcome the opportunity to design
all the architectural embellishments, interior and exterior,
for a structure in collaboration with an architect. This has
always only been partially feasible due to economic factors.
De L: What thoughts do you have on the future of the
education of the artist in this particular field?
T: First of all, an art student aspiring to work in this
direction should spend as much time in the study of
architecture as art. He should be able to understand the
architectural terminology and the architectural form. He
should familiarise himself with all building materials,
techniques and methods of construction. He should be an
excellent designer. I doubt that any institution is providing
this education.
De L: Do you think a knowledge of design, in a broad
sense, is desirable for everyone ?
More Emphasis on Design and Art
T: Yes, there is not enough emphasis on design and art
today. By this I do not, of course, mean finger painting
and paper doll cut-outs. A well-designed object, for instance, is visually beautiful and functional. Everyone
comes into the world as a user of goods, whether he makes
or buys them. This involves the emotions. Most people
today are not capable of making their own aesthetic
decisions because the emotional requirements for this have
not been developed. Consequently, the advertising agencies
are shaping the taste, and making the aesthetic decisions
for most people, which results in conformity as we know
it today. Specifically, the elementary and high schools
are not teaching the students to be able to make aesthetic
and emotionally satisfying personal decisions. I think
that education should be inspired in the direction which
will put art on a par with the teaching of mathematics
and sciences as it exists in our schools.
History of
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Harry T. Logan
A Review of
the Recently Published
Golden Jubilee History
of the University
The University of British Columbia,
1958. xii, 268 pp. $5.00. Available at
the U.B.C. Book Store.
It is appropriate that in the year
chosen to mark the Jubilee of the University of British Columbia we should
welcome the first published History of
that institution. It is even more appropriate that the author should be
Harry T. Logan, who became a member of the staff in 1913 and has 1 e'm
associated with the University ever
A brief Preface, in which the author
acknowledges his debts, especially to
F. H. Soward's unpublished History
written in 1930, and to John Norris,
research assistant, is followed by
President N. A. M. MacKenzie's Foreword.   The History proper is  divided
into eight chapters, whose titles suggest the plan: The Pioneers: 1872-
1915; U.B.C. is Born, 1908; Wesbrook
Regime, World War I; The Twenties
Bring Maturity; Through Anxious
Times, Depression Decade; World War
II, Change of Command; Post War
Expansion; A New Era: 1951-.
The Epilogue briefly notes that the
University continues to grow, and
looks with optimism to the future.
Three useful Appendices list members
of the Board of Governors (1913-
1958), Presidents of the Alumni Association (1917-1958), and Presidents of
the Alma Mater Society (1915-1958).
Sixteen pages of Plates at the end
comprise a most interesting short Pictorial History. The Index is competently built. A list of Errata brings
the book to a close.
The early chapters tell the story
of the long and persistent struggles to
found a University (the dedication is
Huius Universitatis Conditoribus):
from 1872, when the idea was first
promulgated by the Superintendent of
Education; to 1899, when Vancouver
College, in affiliation with McGill,
offered First-Year Arts; to 1902, when
work in Second Year was added; to
1906, when McGill University College
of British Columbia came into being;
to 1915, when the University of British Columbia opened its lecture-halls.
Throughout this half-century efforts
had been continuous and repulse not
From 1915, the University is recognisable. Yet the trials were not over.
After the war there ensued a prolonged but successful campaign for
the buildings on the site at Point Grey.
In September, 1925, the modern history of the University of British
Columbia began, just in time to meet
the disastrous depression of the thirties. The account of this critical decade is written with striking skill by
John Norris, who has produced a
fascinating narrative in a manner that
can give no offense to the survivors
of a sometimes bitter controversy.
Temporary recovery barely preceded
the Second War, which, in turn
brought in its aftermath battalions of
veterans to tax the University's resources. Today, those resources remain
strained to the uttermost by the expanding body of students.
The general principle in each chapter is to describe the public fortunes
of the University and its varying
success with Government, then to
comment upon academic changes and
additions to staff (as well as retirements), finally to notice student life
on the campus and in athletics. Clearly, the Ubyssey has been an important
The book leaves certain deep impressions upon me. First (and this is
a tribute to the author), the history
of this University is tremendously
exciting; perhaps we should require
that all new members of the staff
read it. Second, the University has
been remarkably unfortunate in having to endure, within its first half-
century, two World Wars and a major
depression. Third, the University of
British Columbia has never been adequately financed; its achievements, by
contrast, have been quite remarkable.
Fourth, the University has enjoyed
admirable leadership, not merely from
its three presidents, but from other
administrative and academic members
of the team. Fifth, the praise that we
so often hear for the student-body,
praise that is possibly difficult for
younger members of Faculty to understand, is completely merited; that we
are dealing with a powerful tradition
here is true and demonstrable.
The design and typography of the
book are the work of Robert R. Reid,
an artist in his own right. The illustrations in the text are unusual and
amusing; see, for example, the "Undergraduate gateway to promotion"
(p. 155) and the "Last examination
paper set by Dean Buchanan" (pp.
"A university should be a place of
light, of liberty and of learning"
(Disraeli, quoted on the fly-leaf).
Harry Logan subscribes to this dictum
and the evidence of his creed is on
every page of Tuum Est. It is a magnificent achievement.
—Malcolm F. McGregor.
A graduate describes
Great Britain's
attempt to perfect
a practical
fusion reactor
by W. B. Thompson
B.A.'45,M.A.'47, Ph.D. (Tor.)
Atomic Energy Research Establishment
Harwell, England
One of the major problems which confronts the world
is the grinding poverty which afflicts most of its population. This can only be relieved if we can find energy
resources capable of maintaining and expanding our
power-hungry civilisation. This problem appears much
more urgent in Great Britain than it does in a country
with British Columbia's vast untapped resources. In Britain
there are still considerable supplies of coal, but these are
becoming scarcer and more difficult to maintain.
Increased Power Potential
The controlled release of nuclear energy has enormously
increased the world's power potential. Atomic energy
occupies an extremely important place in British power
plans, and is beginning to make itself felt in Eastern
Canada. Even this, however, only postpones the exhaustion
of fuel supplies, since atomic fuels are the rather rare
heavy elements, uranium and thorium, and are only important because af the vastly greater nuclear energy obtainable from a given mass of fuel than chemical energy from
a similar mass.
The great energy released by nuclear reactions has its
origin in the nature of the processes occurring in the atom.
The atom is a rather complex structure consisting of a
hard central core, the nucleus, surrounded by a diffuse
cloud of electrons. Chemical processes involve rearrangements of the electron cloud, and involve only the weak
peripheral forces in the atom. Nuclear reactions, on the
other hand, involve rearrangements of the structure of the
nucleus, and involve forces so great that only in recent
times has the nucleus been shown to have internal structure. It is these great forces that make nuclear power
profitable, the energy obtainable from a given mass of
nuclear fuel being about a million times that obtainable
from a similar mass of chemical fuel. In spite of this,
nuclear fuels appear to be adequate only for a few
At this point we note that nature seems to have solved
the problem of energy supply. The sun and the stars
release enormous amounts of power and have been doing
so for a very long time. The only adequate source of this
power appears to be the nuclear energy of some common
The processes which occur in a star, however, are quite
different from those occuring in an artificial atomic reactor.
Nuclear physicists have discovered that there are two
quite different ways of rearranging the components of the
nucleus in order to release energy. One of these, the basis
of artificial nuclear power, is to break an extremely heavy
nucleus into two lighter ones, the process of fission, while
the other, the source of stellar energy, is the joining of
two very light nuclei into a single one, the process of
These are not, in fact opposites, since the end products
in both cases are nuclei of medium size. The advantage of
the fission process is that it involves very little energy to
trigger it off, the heavy fuel nuclei being almost explosive.
Its disadvantages are that the fuel is not very common
and the products of the reaction can be quite objectionable.
The fusion process, on the other hand, uses quite
common material as a fuel; the stars burn hydrogen, the
commonest of the elements, and it may be possible to
build an artificial fusion reactor using the somewhat less
common heavy isotope of hydrogen, deuterium.
Banish Power Starvation
While this isotope is a good deal scarcer than light
hydrogen, it still forms a few tenths percent of the natural
mixture, and since nuclear energies so greatly exceed
chemical energies, a gallon of water as a nuclear fuel
could provide nearly a hundred times the energy obtained
by burning a gallon of gasoline. Thus control of nuclear
fusion would enable us to burn the waters of the sea, give
us access to unlimited energy and banish forever the
bogey of power starvation.
18 The difficulty of obtaining fusion power is that the
combination of nuclei is not an explosive process. Two
nuclei, to stick together must collide with sufficient violence
to rearrange their components, and it is to obtain such
violent collisions that the nuclear physicist needs large
and expensive tools such as U.B.C.'s van der Graaf
In the sun and stars these violent collisions are produced by heating the fuel to a sufficiently high temperature, since temperature is a measure of the violence of
atomic motion. It appears to us that any practical artificial
reactor will need to work in the same way by employing
thermonuclear reactions. The necessary temperatures are
extremely high.
For instance, the temperature at the centre of the sun
is about fifteen million degrees centigrade, and an artificial
reactor would need to be rather hotter. Each small volume
of matter in the sun's centre produces energy at a very
low rate. One distinguished astrophysicist has pointed out
that if a cow's weight of sun produced as much heat as a
cow the sun would be a thousand times as hot. So slow is
its energy production that the centre of the sun stays hot
only because the remainder forms an enormous blanket.
In an artificial reactor such blanketing would not be
possible; in order to remain hot, energy must be released
more rapidly that it is lost by radiation, and this requires
temperatures of greater than one hundred million degrees.
At these temperatures, however, the energy release is
enormous. For example, a cubic foot of fuel at one hundredth the density of air would release about one thousand
megawatts—a good deal more than even a very large
power station!
Is It Possible?
But attractive though such a power supply is, is it
possible? In particular, how can matter at such extraordinary temperatures be contained. Clearly no walls can
hold it, and to have such a large mass of fuel that it is
cool at the surface and hot at the centre, like a star,
requires an astronomical mass. Although such a scheme
has been suggested, the reactor forming an artificial satellite, it seems unattractive.
There is a possibility of containing a super hot gas
depending on the changes in the nature of matter that
take place at high temperatures. At sufficiently high temperatures the electron cloud that makes up the outer part
of an atom is stripped off, a process described as ionisa-
tion. When this happens, matter, which of course is
gaseous, becomes electrically conducting, and responds to
electric and magnetic forces. The importance of this
change is that electric and magnetic fields can exert
enormous forces across empty space, hence it may be
possible to confine an ionised gas by electric and magnetic
effects alone.
This possibility depends on three processes, each separately familiar. The first of these is the process of making a gas conduct electricity, a process which one can
scarcely avoid seeing, since it produces the light in a
neon tube. Next is the production of an electric current
in an untouched conductor, the process of induction, which
occurs in every transformer and induction coil. Finally,
there is the force exerted by a magnetic field on a conductor carrying an electric current, the force that drives
an electric  motor.
By combining these three processes it is possible first
to ionise a mass of deuterium, then to induce a large
electric current in it, and finally to apply a magnetic field
exerting a force on the gas sufficient to push it away
from the walls of a container and isolate it in empty
space. If this is done, the induced electric current should
heat up the gas and there seems no reason why it should
not be possible to reach the extreme temperatures needed
for the production  of thermonuclear power.
The largest fusion experiment at Harwell performed in
the apparatus called ZETA was designed to explore this
unusual combination of familiar processes. A ring of gas
forming the secondary of a large transformer was ionised
and had a large current induced in it. The current then
interacted with the magnetic field that it itself produced,
the resulting force held the ring of ionised gas together,
compressing it toward the centre of its container. The
compressing force was great enough to increase the gas
density by a factor of ten while its pressure went up by a
factor of about a hundred thousand. Meanwhile the gas
was heated to a temperature that could be estimated only
by the techniques developed by astrophysicists.
Million Degrees Centigrade
There is not complete consistency in the temperature
measurements, but it appears to be around a million
degrees centigrade. In addition, radiation characteristic
of nuclear reactions appears and the reactions have been
shown to occur in the gas, although they do not appear
to be thermonuclear since they occur rather too frequently.
To understand the significance of such an experiment
we must consider some of the difficulties involved in
combining the three basic processes. In the first place, the
gas in which the currents flow moves under the influence
of the currents, and the currents themselves depend on
the motion. To analyse the complex relation between these
two processes poses extremely difficult mathematical problems. An entire new branch of mathematical physics,
magneto hydrodynamics, has been developed, first by
astrophysicists, to study this subject.
Then, the magnetic field configurations which are capable of confining an ionised gas, the magnetic bottles, are
not all simple. Finally, most confining configurations are
unstable, that is, any disturbance, however slight, is
enough to upset the configuration and let the ionised gas
escape;  most magnetic bottles are  infinitely fragile.
Because of these difficulties it does not appear possible
to produce on paper a sensible design for a system to
confine and heat gas, and many experiments need to be
performed. None of these experiments is easy, since the
production of a highly ionised gas is difficult, and the
making  of  significant measurements  even more  difficult.
The major purpose of the ZETA experiment was to
demonstrate the possibility of confining a hot ionised gas
by a self-produced magnetic field and of showing that
such a confined gas would get hot. The most interesting
result is that, as shown by measurements of the magnetic
field, the ionised gas in ZETA is held in a theoretically
unstable configuration. The significance of this is not completely clear, but it should be pointed out that the rapid
flow of water down a pipe is also usually unstable.
Before a practical power-producing fusion reactor can
be built, it is necessary not only to demonstrate the possibility of magnetic confinement and the production of
controlled thermonuclear reactions, but to demonstrate
that these ends can be achieved efficiently, for although
great amounts of energy can be obtained from a fusion
reactor it differs from most power sources in that a large
fraction of the energy produced must be circulated within
the reactor in order to keep the fuel hot. Unless this is
done efficiently, all the power could be wasted; hence a
fusion  reactor  will  call  for  skilful   engineering.
Before engineering can be attempted, however, a great
deal of basic scientific information is required. Our knowledge of the properties of hot ionised gases acted upon
by strong magnetic fields is still very limited.
Curiosity Driving Force
There is a body of information about rather cool gases
in very weak fields, and some slight mathematical understanding of seriously over-simplified models of hot gases
in strong fields. But every new experiment has its new
surprise, and although the vitally important ultimate goal
of thermonuclear research provides a justification, the
immediate driving force will remain that priceless commodity, scientific curiosity.
U. B. C    ALUMNI   CHRONICLE During September
Educators and
Government Leaders
Took Part in Ceremonies
Marking U.B.C.'s ...
For the Faculty and staff, the students, and the Alumni
of the University of British Columbia the year 1958 has
had a special significance; on November 19, 1858, Sir
James Douglas, speaking at Fort Langley, proclaimed the
birth of the Mainland Crown Colony of British Columbia;
on March 7, 1908, the Provincial Legislature passed the
University Act, establishing the University of British
Columbia; in January, 1958, the first occupants of the
Buchanan Building moved into their new home, the centre
of the Faculty of Arts and Science. The University thus
had good cause to celebrate, for the Centenary of a Province, the Golden Jubilee of its University, and the completion of the first unit in a modern building programme
do not often fall in a single year.
Early in the year the week of September 22 had been
marked for the Exercises, which took the form of an
Academic Symposium and two Special Congregations. The
timing had been carefully considered: since lectures began
September 22, the students were in residence and free
to attend the ceremonies; yet it was not too late for distinguished members of the academic communities of the
Commonwealth, who had been attending the conferences
of the Association of the Universities of the British
Commonwealth in Montreal and Toronto earlier in the
month, to travel westward to participate in the ceremonies
in British Columbia.
Buchanan Building Opened
The Academic Symposium and the Special Congregations
formed a unity, for the addresses given at the Congre-
ations were part of the Symposium, for which a general
title had been chosen: "The Scholar, the University, and
the World Community." Similarly, the opening of the
Buchanan Building immediately followed the Second Congregation and so was not looked upon as a separate
The week began on Tuesday, September 23, with a small
luncheon, attended chiefly by senior officials who heard an
address on "The Problems of the Administration of a
University" delivered by R. G. Sproul, President Emeritus
of the University of California. President Sproul's remarks
were of particular interest in that they included reference
to expanding enrolment and to the means by which California has met and is meeting the problem.
That evening the University entertained its distinguished visitors and other guests at the Faculty Club, after
which the scene was shifted to Brock Memorial Building
where Professor Roy Daniells, Head of the Department
of English, opened the Academic Symposium with a paper
entitled "The Threshold of Jove's Court." Those who heard
Professor Daniells will not soon forget his eloquent and
good-humoured plea for scholarship and the scholar, who
must, from the "starry threshold of Jove's Court," serve
the world in a spirit of disinterestedness, of detachment
from the world's desires and designs, its passions and
prejudices, its praise and blame. "Absentmindedness in the
scholar is a condition of his existence."
20 After this splendid beginning, President MacKenzie
welcomed to his home the visitors and a representative
group of Professor Daniells' admirers. The day had been
long and satisfying.
Academic Leaders Honoured
The first of the Special Congregations was held Wednesday afternoon, September 24, in the War Memorial Gymnasium, an apt setting, with its temporary adornment, for
the always-colourful Academic Procession. Here Honorary Degrees were conferred upon W. C. Costin (President
of St. John's College, The University of Oxford), Harold
W. Dodds (President Emeritus of Princeton University),
Sir Hector Hetherington (Vice-Chancellor and Principal
of the University of Glasgow), D. W. Logan (Principal of
the University of London), The Right Reverend Monsignor
Irenee Lussier (Rector of the University of Montreal),
T. H. Matthews (Executive Secretary of the National
Conference of Canadian Universities), and R. G. Sproul
(President Emeritus of The University of California).
Before this notable assembly of academic dignitaries
The Right Reverend Monsignor Irenee Lussier read his
address, the second contribution to the Academic Symposium. Monsignor Lussier spoke as an educator, psychologist, and theologian; his thoughtful study of the purpose of
education, of freedom, and of the place of the scholar
formed a natural extension of Professor Daniells' essay of
the previous evening.
Again the University entertained, this time at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. F. Ronald Graham, Friends of the University, after which the audience gathered in the Brock
Memorial Building to hear the third paper of the Symposium, "Education in the Welfare State," by W. C. Costin.
The President of St. John's College presented to his
listeners a scholarly analysis of the evolution of the official
attitude to education in England. We have all learned
something of the changes that have occurred educationally
in Britain since the Second World War; few have heard so
systematic and informative a treatment of the subject as
President Costin had prepared.
Second Special Congregation
The following day, Thursday, September 25, was certainly the busiest and, in some ways, the most remarkable
of the week. The Special Congregation was devoted to the
honouring of Government. Honorary Degrees were bestowed by Chancellor Grauer upon The Honourable Frank
M. Ross (Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British
Columbia), The Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker
(Prime Minister of Canada), The Honourable W. A. C.
Bennett (Prime Minister of British Columbia), The Honourable Lester B. Pearson (Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal
Opposition in Canada), The Honourable Brooke Claxton
(Chairman of the Canada Council), and M. J. Coldwell
(Leader of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation).
Once more, the traditional academic pomp created its own
LEFT—Solemnity dissolves for a moment at the
special congregation honouring government. Enjoying a joke made by the congregation speaker are,
left to right, President N. A. M. MacKenzie, Hon.
John Dietenbaker, Hon. W. A. C. Bennett, Hon.
Lester B. Pearson, M. J. Coldwell and Hon.
Brooke Claxton. — Photo by Bill Cunningham,
Daily  Province.
BELOW—The Right Honourable John Diefenbaker
turns the first sod for Carey Hall, the projected
Baptist residence. When built it will be the fifth
theological college on the campus.
U. B   C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE atmosphere of dignity, to which the protagonists on the
stage contributed in no small measure.
Before the leading statesmen of Canada and British
Columbia, before Faculty and students and friends, Sir
Hector Hetherington (Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the
University of Glasgow), fourth participant in the Symposium, spoke with vigour and resolution. He spoke of
Universities and the advance of knowledge; of the students
and their opportunities; of the atmosphere of learning,
for scholar and student. "The order," he said, "is experience, reflexion, knowledge, more questions, further knowledge still." "Society . . . should be ready to receive authentic work by the social scientist as in general it receives the
work of the natural scientist, not with suspicion but with
respect." Ideally, a University trains its students "to estimate evidence, to distinguish the true from the false, the
genuine from the specious, the probable from the plausible,
and to consider rather than to be swayed by the fashion or
the sentiment of the moment." The address, in its attitude
to the scholar, complemented what had been stated by
Professor Daniells and Monsignor Lussier.
From the Gymnasium the Procession marched to the
Buchanan Building, where, in the presence of the immediate members of Dean Buchanan's family, The Honourable
W. A. C. Bennett declared the Building open and presented
the keys to Chancellor Grauer. Appropriately, S. N. F.
Chant, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, acknowledged the University's debt to those who had collaborated
in the preparation of the Building, after which tea was
served in the Concourse and guides from the Arts and
Science Undergraduate Society conducted tours through
the latest addition to the Campus.
Prime Minister Turns Sod
The official party, led by President N. A. M. MacKenzie,
now moved to the proposed site of Carey Hall, the Baptist
College, where, in a simple ceremony, The Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker, Prime Minister of Canada,
turned the first sod.
That evening the University, with the President in the
chair, was host at a banquet in honour of all the visitors.
The Ballroom of the Brock Memorial Building, with its
350 guests, was a spectacular and merry sight. A leisurely
meal, in an atmosphere of relaxation, prepared the guests
for the Toasts: to the Commonwealth (proposed by The
Honourable Lester B. Pearson, answered by D. W. Logan),
to Canada (proposed by The Honourable Chief Justice
Sherwood Lett, answered by The Right Honourable John
G. Diefenbaker), to British Columbia (proposed by Chancellor A. E. Grauer, answered by The Honourable W. A. C.
Bennett), and to the University of British Columbia (proposed by The Honourable Brooke Claxton, answered by
President N. A. M. MacKenzie). It was a long and enthralling evening, enlivened by the skill and eloquence of the
Toast-Master. More than one of the speakers exnressed
what many had thought, that in this country men of different political persuasions could  sit at the  same table  as
U.B.C. officials pose with distinguished educators who received honorary
degrees at the first of two special congregations held to commemorate the
University's Golden Jubilee. From left to right are: Harold W. Dodds, president
emeritus of Princeton University; D. W. Logan, principal of the University of
London; Robert Sproul, president emeritus of the University of California;
Chancellor A. E. Grauer; Monsignor Irenee Lussier, rector. University of Montreal; President N. A. M. MacKenzie; W. C. Costin, president, St. John's College, Oxford; Sir Hector Hetherington, principal. University of Glasgow; T. H.
Matthews, executive secretary. National Conference of Canadian Universities,
and U.B.C.'s Chancellor Emeritus Hon. Eric W.  Hamber.
friends exchanging friendly banter. Two remarks made by
the Prime Minister of Canada left an impression on those
responsible for arrangements: he had never before been
asked to speak so late in the evening; he had better, he
commented, begin now to make preparations for the observation of Canada's Centenary, only nine years away.
Humanities for the Future
For the final event of the week, Rhys Carpenter, Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology at Bryn Mawr
College, entered Arts 100 at noon on Friday to find a room
full and overflowing. Before a predominantly undergraduate audience Professor Carpenter brought the Symposium
to a memorable close with a brilliantly composed and
brilliantly delivered address: "Humanities for the Future."
Himself a humanist, he devoted a good part of his discourse to an admirable and respectful estimate of the
achievements of Science and of the honoured place of
Science in our education and society. At the same time,
he emphasised the real values of the Humanities and
entered a plea to the Humanist always to relate his work
to the present, to labour in partnership with his scientific
In due course, the addresses of the week will be printed
and those who could not attend will have the pleasure of
reading a series of papers remarkable for their consistently high quality and their adherence to the announced
This was a week without precedent in the history of the
University. Never were so many men of true distinction,
from many countries, gathered together on the Campus
for a single occasion. Honour was done to the University,
to British Columbia, and to Canada. It is significant that
these men, charged with the administration and leadership
of educational institutions, provinces, and countries, should
consider it important to leave their own responsibilities—
and in many cases for considerable lengths of time—in
order to participate in the festivities here briefly described.
Pride in Accomplishment
The University of British Columbia, through all its trials
(which, for a young institution, have not been few), has
maintained a diernified pride in its ideals and accomplishments. After celebrating, on a lavish scale, its Province's
Centenary and its own Golden Jubilee, the University may
justifiably retain that pride in accomplishment that is
never absent from greatness.—M. F. M.
22 Distinguished humanist Rhys Carpenter, professor
emeritus of classical archaeology at Bryn Mawr
College gave the final lecture in the academic
symposium held to commemorate the opening of
the  Buchanan building.
Spectators at the special congregation marking the University's
golden jubilee had a good opportunity
to compare the penmanship techniques
of its distinguished visitors.
In full view of the hundreds of
guests each recipient of an honorary
degree signed the University's register while the Registrar and the President stood by.
CCF leader M. J. Coldwell marched
resolutely to the registration stand,
grasped the traditional quill pen in his
hand, and tried to write his name.
Nothing happened.
Undaunted, Mr. Coldwell dug beneath his robes, extracted his own
fountain pen, and signed his name
with a flourish while the congregation
hall echoed with laughter. (See photograph, top left.)
Other government leaders were
more fortunate. The Hon. W. A. C.
Bennett beamed as he signed his name
with the pen held in a vertical position
(centre left).
The Hon. Lester Pearson held the
pen in a horizontal position (bottom
left) as he signed the register, the
style favoured by most of those
23 U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Marjorie Agnew (right) received the Great Trekker award
from A.M.S. president Chuck Connaghan in west end rest
home two days prior to Homecoming. Miss Agnew, who
is recuperating from a long illness, was secretary of the
1922 Student Campaign Committee. Ba:bara Wilkie, below, who really is an engineering student, was crowned
Homecoming queen at student dance. She was the candidate nominated by the Engineering Undergraduate Society.
U.B.C. Hangs Out 'Standing Room Only'
Sign for Anniversary Celebrations
The "standing room only" sign was hung out on the
campus last month when almost 2,000 graduates from
all over Canada and the United States converged on the
campus for the Golden Jubilee Homecoming.
Students and Alumni pitched in to make the 50th
anniversary celebrations the most successful in history.
The day began with coffee parties in Brock Hall followed immediately by three seminars on Russian education, Pacific trade and current French political affairs.
At the luncheon which followed in Brock Hall a serious
note was injected into the proceedings by the introduction of Alumni scholarship winners and a presentation
to Johnny Owen, athletic trainer for 18 years, who is
now recuperating from a long illness.
Marjorie Agnew Gets Great
Trekker Award
Two days before Homecoming students gathered at a
nursing home in Vancouver's west end to present the
annual Great Trekker award to Miss Marjorie Agnew,
secretary of the 1922 student campaign committee,
which staged the Trek. Miss Agnew, who is recuperating after a long illness, received the award from A.M.S.
president Chuck Connaghan. A recording of the ceremony was played back to the crowd which attended
the Homecoming football game Saturday afternoon
when Dr. Alec Agnew, Miss Agnew's brother, received
the award on her behalf.
In the evening almost 700 alumni gathered in Brock
Hall for the annual Homecoming dance. Later in the
evening they went to the fieldhouse to dance to the
music of Mart Kenny and his orchestra.
Attorney-General Robert Bonner was among those who attended Reunion of Class of '48. Others who gathered in Brock Hall for reunion are, left to right, Ron Grantham of Edmonton, Eric Jones, Janet
Jones, Marie Pellicano and Joe Pellicano.
Fifty people attended a cocktail party and dinner in
Brock Hall to celebrate the first reunion of the Graduating
Class of 1948. After dinner, Attorney-General Robert W.
Bonner, B.A.'42, LL.B.'48, who had made a special trip
from Victoria, addressed the gathering.
During; our lifetime, Mr. Bonner stated, there necessarily
will be a tremendous population increase within our Province to support our expanding economy. We, as Graduates,
must support our University in all respects to insure that
facilities are provided to keep pace with population increases.
To complete the evening, the Class of '48 joined with
graduates of other years for a must successful Homecoming dance in the Brock Hall.
Brock Hall was scene of Reunion of the Class of '38. Charles Love,
left, below, came to Vancouver from Seattle to attend the Homecoming festivities. Other Class members who attended are, from left,
Helen Hager, Paul  Paine, Morva Stark, and  Kemp Edwards.
Faculty Club was scene of Class of '28 Reunion. Some of those who
attended are shown above. Standing, left to right, are Doug Mclntyre,
Mary Cameron, Gordon Logan, Mrs. Douglas Telford, Mr. Telford,
Class President, Mrs. John Harkness and Mr. Harkness. Seated are
Mrs. McLeod, right, and Mrs. Mclntyre.
The Faculty Club was the setting Saturday night,
November 15, of one of the most successful reunions ever
held at the University of B.C. Arts and Science, Applied
Science, Agriculture and Nursing Graduates of 1928 celebrated their Thirtieth Anniversary Reunion at a Reception
and Smorgasbord Dinner. Informality, good humour and
warm fellowship were evident as Grads reminisced about
"the good old days" some of which dated back to "the
Fairview Shacks". Guests were Chancellor and Mrs. A. E.
"Dal" Grauer, Dean and Mrs. F. H. Soward, Professor
Emeritus and Mrs. H. M. King and Mr. and Mrs. Norman
Dr. Douglas Telford, President of the Class, headed the
Arrangement Committee composed of Mary Cole Cameron,
Flora McKechnie McLeod, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harkness,
Gordon Logan and Douglas Mclntyre.
A toast to the University was proposed by Dean Soward
and responded to by the Chancellor. Norman Hyland proposed the toast to the Class of '28 and Professor King
replied. All speakers emphasised the importance of the
University and were generous in their praise of the Graduates of 1928.
The President read letters and telegrams received from
Class Members as far away as London and all Class
Members took part in a "round robin" arrangement. Many
just stood and said "Hello" but others spoke enthusiastically for several minutes.
President, Class of 1928.
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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  8).
Hugh   L.   Keenleyside,   B.A.,   M.A/21,   Ph.D.
I Clark), LL.D.'45, on reaching' the retirement
age, has computed his service with the Canadian Department of External Affairs in which
he held the rank of Ambassador while employed by the United Nations. He was also
due fur retirement in July from the International Service but yielded to the Secretary-
General's request that he continue for a further
period as Director-General, Technical Assistance Administration.
The Chronicle erroneously stated in the
Autumn Number that Dr. Keenleyside had
-'n tired   from   his   U.N.   post."
John F. Walker, B.A.
Sc, Ph.D.  (Princeton!
Deputy     Minister     of
Mines    for   the   Province of British Columbia,   has   retired   after
24 years' service. During Dr.  Walker's tenure   of   office   he   has
been a loyal and active
supporter    of   U.B.C,
serving    on    both    the
Board    of     Governors
and    the    Senate.      It
was   while   a   member
of  the  Board  of  Governors   that   he   acted
■ime mover in the establishment of what
re become the British Columbia Research
I.    At  present,  he is a Representative of
n ivers ity    on    the    Council   of    Victoria
Alan I). Hunter, B.A., formerly Land Man
in Charge of Operations at the Head Office of
the Humble Oil and Refining' Company, Houston, Texas, resigned in 1957 after 33 years*
service with the Company to establish private
operations in partnership with his son, Holland,
a Graduate of the University of Texas in Petroleum Engineering. Their operations involve the
buying and selling of oil leases and development of oil properties with their own production crew.   Their headquarters is in Houston.
Norman A. Roberston, B.A., B.A. (Oxon.),
D.C.L. (Cantab. I, Canadian Ambassador to
Washington since early in 1957, is now Undersecretary of State for External Affairs with
headquarters  in   Ottawa.
Robert G. McKee, B.A.Sc, Assistant Chief
Forester, B.C. Department of Forestry since
1954, has been appointed Deputy Minister of
Forests. Mr. McKee joined the Forest Service
in 192(i and has served in Kamloops and Prince
George   Forest   Districts.
George    W.    Miller,
B.A.Sc, has been appointed General Superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway's Ontario Division. Prior to this
promotion, Mr. Miller
occupied the position
of Regional Engineer.
having jurisdiction
over Maintenance and
Construction on the
Canadian Pacific between Port Arthur
and the Atlantic-
Coast. After gradua-
positions in British Columbia and Alberta until 1939 when he was
transferred to the Chief Engineer's office in
Montrc al for four years. He has been in
Toronto  since   1943.
tion,   he   held   va
C. Gordon Patten, B.A., M.A. '29, Ph.D.
i Berkeley), has recently been awarded a full
Professorship in the Physics Department of the
University of California (Davis), where he
has been engaged in teaching and research
since  the  conclusion  of  World   War   II.
Harold L. Campbell, B.A., M.Ed. (Wash.),
LL.D.'55, former British Columbia Deputy
Minister of Education now retired after thirty
years' service with the B.C. Department of
Education, is presently overseas where he is
Superintendent of Education for the Department of National Defence. In this position he
is dealing with the educational problems arising
in connection with the schooling of children
of Canadian Armed Forces personnel stationed
abroad. His address is : No. 1 Air Division Hq.
R.C.A.F.,  CAPO  5052.
Ken F. Noble, B.A., formerly Canadian
Trade Commissioner, Department of Trade and
Commerce in Johannesburg, South Africa, is
now Western Representative of the Department
of Trade and Commerce with Headquarters in
Sidney J. Risk, B.A.,
Field Drama Supervisor for the Extension Department of
the University, is the
winner of a Diploma
and Gold Pin from
the Canadian Drama
Award Group. Mr.
Risk has contributed
much to the development of drama groups
throughout the Province through his Short
Courses in Drama
given in local com-
SIDNEY  RISK munities.       He      also
gives Courses in Drama every summer at the
Summer School of the Theatre at U.B.C He
is well known for his work with the Everyman
Repertory Theatre and the Alumni Players'
Club, both of  Vancouver.
Lome F. Swannell, B.A., B.A.Sc.'31, formerly District Forester at Kamloops, has been appointed Assistant Chief Forester for the B.C.
Government Forestry Branch, effective mid-
November. Mr. Swannell has been with the
Forest Service since 1925.
S. Thomas Parker, B.A., M.A.'34, Ph.D.
(Cincinnati), Professor of Mathematics, Kansas State College, Manhattan, has recently been
made Director of the College I.B.M. 650 Computing Center. In addition to the electronic-
brain the Center includes necessary peripheral
William    A.    Taylor,   B.S.A.,    has    been    appointed   Sales   Manager  of  the  Chemicals   Division  of Canadian Industries  Limited.
John Ashby, B.A., has been elected to the
newly-created position of Executive Vice-President of the Westminster Paper Company. In
addition to his new duties as Vice-President
he will also be responsible for all manufacturing operations at New Westminster, B.C., and
at Crabtree Mill, P.Q. His headquarters are in
Montreal. Mr. Ashby has been with the Company  since  1935.
William C. Gibson, B.A., M.Sc, (McGill),
D.Phil. (Oxon.), M.D., CM. (McGill), Kinsmen
Professor and Chairman of the Department of
Neurological Research, Faculty of Medicine, retired in August of this year as Senior Officer
for Medical Services in 19 Wing (Auxiliary)
Royal Canadian Air Force, Vancouver. Dr.
Gibson is on a year's leave of absence from the
University while he is working in France and
England in the field of Epilepsy. In France he
will be working with the renowned Professor
Henri Gastaut for six months and later he will
do further study with the British Institute of
Psychiatry  at  Maudsley  Hospital,   London.
Willard Ireland, B.A., M.A. (Tor), Provincial Archivist, Victoria, has been elected Second Vice-President of the Bibliographical Society of Canada.
Robert    G.    Leckey,
B.Com., has been appointed Manager.
Public Relations,
Union Carbide Canada Limited. In this
position he will be
responsible for the coordination of advertising and public relations affairs for Union
Carbide Canada Limited and its Divisions
which include Bakelite Company, Carbide Chemicals Company,    Electro    Metal
lurgical Company, Haynes Alloys Company,
Linde Air Products Company, National Carbon
Company and Visking Company. Mr. Leckey
has been with this organisation since 1940. His
headquarters   are   in   Toronto.
Clare Brown Harris, B.A., M.A. i Columbia i,
is the new Principal of York House School for
Girls in Vancouver. For the past 19 years Mrs.
Harris has lived in the United States where
she has held many interesting positions, both
in the business and academic: worlds, in her
field of Guidance and Administration. Prior to
her return to Vancouver, Mrs. Harris was
Administrative Assistant with the Community
Chest in Santa Monica, California. In her last
year as an Undergraduate at U.B.C. she was
President of the Women's Undergraduate Society and was the founder, together with Dean
Mary  Bollert,  of Phrateres.
H. W. T. (Tad) Jeffery, B.A., has been elected Vice-President of the Bulova Watch Company, Inc. He will also continue as Director of
Advertising, a post he has held since October,
1957. Prior to his Bulova affiliation, Mr. Jeffery
was General Advertising Manager of Kraft
Foods Company, Chicago, 111. He is a resident
of  Greenwich,   Connecticut.
Peter J, Sharp, B.A., B.Com. '3(i, has resigned as Manager of the Business Development
Department of the Royal Bank of Canada in
British Columbia and the Western States. He
has received the appointment of Assistant General Manager of The Expanded Metal Company Limited operations in Canada. His headquarters will be in Vancouver. He left at the
end of November for England where he will
spend a year at the Company's headquarters in
London acquainting himself with the work
of  the  Company.
Mr. Sharp attended
Kitsilano High School
before coming to U.B.
C. His 22 years since
graduation has been
spent with the Royal
Bank of Canada with
the exception of four
years service in the
Royal Canadian Navy
from 1941 - 45. Three
of these y ea rs he
spent as Secretary
Captain D, Halifax
and the last year was
spent at sea as Lt.-
Commander, Group
Supply Officer of Support Force, operating out
of Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He was
President of the University Alumni Association   during   the   years   1954-5(1.
26 He succeeded Ernie Brown as President of
the newly-formed University Club of Vancouver, which since that time has been launched
on  a  successful  career.
Ian D. Boyd, B.A., has been elected First
Vice-President of the Canadian Teachers' Federation. He was Prtsident of the B.C. Teachers
Federation for the year 1956 57 and is Principal of the Queen Elizabeth Elementary School
in   Vancouver.
Frank Raymond R. Jones, B.A.,B.A.Sc.'39,
M.A.Sc.'46, Manager Stanrock Uranium Mines,
Limited, Elliott Lake, Ontario, is to receive the
Robert Peele Memorial Award from the Society
of Mining Engineers of the American Institute
of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, for an outstanding technical paper published in the Society's magazine, "Mining Engineering". The article is entitled "More Rock
Per Dollar from the Maclntyre Pit", and describes operations at the Maclntyre Development
of the National Lead Company at Tahawus,
N.Y., where Mr. Jones was stationed for two
years. The award will be presented at the
group's Annual Meeting in San Francisco,
February 15-19. Mr. Jones attended the Saanich  High   School  before coming  to   U.B.C
Fred H. Clark, B.A., who since 1942 has been
Chief Statistician with the Workmen's Compensation Board in British Columbia, has been
appointed Chief Assessment Officer for the
Board. He will be responsible for assessing the
30,000 employees in the Province, who pay the
entire cost of compensation amounting to more
than   $25   million   annually.
John   G.  Morrison,  B.A.,  has  been   moved  to
the Head Office of the Abitibi Power and Paper
Company  where  he  will   be  in   the  Department
of   Manufacturing,   Pulp   and   Board.   For   the
past year he has been
manager of the Abitibi    Mill   in   Fort   William   and   previous   to
that     was     Assistant
Manager of  the Sault
Ste.   Marie   Division.
Stanley   Weston,   B.
S.A., has won the
World Championship
for Forage Crops at
the Toronto Winter
Fair with a sample of
Rhizoma Alfalfa taken from his farm near
Fort  St.  John,  B.C.
Lloyd P. Patience, B.A.Sc, has been made
Chief Mining Engineer for Aluminum Laboratories Limited of Montreal. Mr. Patience
has been associated with the Laboratories since
1941 and has worked in Singapore, Australia,
Malaya,   North   Africa   and   India.
John   McGowan,   B.
A.Sc, formerly operating Superintendent
of the Fertiliser Section of Cominco at
War field, has been appointed to the position
of Supervisor of Research Services. Mr.
McGowan has been
with the Company
since his student days
at U.B.C.
David    B.    Phillips,
B.A.,for the past eight
JOHN  McGOWAN years    in    Missionary
work in Bolivia for the Baptist Church, is
presently a Missionary Teacher at the Cho-
chambamba Baptist Seminary in Bolivia. The
Canadian Baptist Mission there is essentially
for training Bolivian Nationals for the Ministry   in   the  Bolivian   Baptist  Church.
John   H.   Forster,   B.A., M.A.'46 (Purdue),   of
Bell   Telephone   Laboratories,    New   York,    recently    described    the   development   of    a    new
type of semiconductor diode by Bell Laboratories in a paper presented at the Western Electronic Show and Convention. Professor Burgess, U.B.C. authority on electrons has given
the following opinion on the report prepared
by Dr. Forster in collaboration with Paul
Zuk: "Although this new device is essentially
a technological advance and does not involve
any new physical principles, its performance
represents significant advantages by achieving
a millimicrosecond switching time without undue sacrifice  of  other  characteristics."
Harold N. Parrott, B.A., M.A. (Tor.) has
been elected a Director of the Canadian Teachers' Federation. Mr, Parrott is the President
of the B.C. Teachers' Federation and is on
leave of absence for the current school term
from his teaching post of Vice-Principal of
the Belmont Junior/Senior High School in
Frederick J. Shumas, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'49,
formerly Head of the Hydraulics Department of
H. A. Simons Limited, has established himself
in private practice as a Consulting Engineer.
He specialises in hydraulic investigation, water
supply  engineering and hydraulic  structures.
Douglas T. Kenny, B.A., M.A.'47, Ph.D.
(Wash.), Associate Professor, Department of
Psychology, has been appointed Alumni Representative on the Provincial Department of
Education's   Curriculum  Committee.
William V. Allester, B.A., has been appointed Executive Assistant of the B.C. Teachers' Federation to direct the professional services. He was formerly Principal of the
George Bonner Secondary School in the Cowichan  School District.
Albert L.  Babb,  B.A.Sc, is   presently Associate  Professor of Chemical and Nuclear  Engineering,  University  of  Washington,   Seattle.
A. William Bartlet, B.A.Sc, who has been
employed since graduation by the Northern
Electric Company, Limited, in Montreal as
Engineering Supervisor, is now with the
College Relations Department for the recruiting season 1958-59. In this capacity he will
be visiting U.B.C January 19-21, 1959. This
spring Mr. Bartkt received a Commerce Degree in Business Administration from the Sir
George Williams College, Montreal, after seven
years  of evening  courses.
Ross H. Hall, B.A., M.A.'50 (Tor.), Ph.D.'53
(Cantab.), formerly with American Cyanamide
Company in New York, has now been appointed a Principal Cancer Research Scientist in
charge of the organic chemistry group at Ros-
well Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, N.Y.
His wife is the former  Rae  Gardner,  B.A.'50.
George W. Hobson, B.A.Sc, Design Engineer
with Sandwell and Company is now in Khulua,
Pakistan where his Company is building a
Pulp  and   Paper  Mill.
Roy Jackson, B.A.Sc, Director International
North Pacific Fisheries Commission was in
Japan from October 15-November 25 on behalf
of  the   Commission.
Ralph B. King, B.A., M.A. (Tor.), has been
appointed Head of the Department of English,
Canadian Services College, Royal Roads. He has
been Assistant Professor of English, Royal
Military   College,   Kingston,   Ontario.
Frederick Lipsett, B.A.Sc, is presently engaged in Research on Luminescence of Organic
Solids at the National Research Council in
Donald South, B.A., has been appointed
Director of the Regional Planning Division,
Department of Municipal Affairs.
C. Newton Hopkins, B.A.Sc, has been promoted to Plant Engineer at the Chlorine-
Caustic Soda Plant of Hooker Chemicals Limited at North Vancouver. Mr. Hopkins is responsible for all of the Plant's engineering and
maintenance activity.
Ronald M. Melvin, B.Com., has been elected
Assistant    Vice-President    of    Products    Tank
Line   of   Canada,   Limited,   and   has   opened   a
new  office for the  Company  in  Toronto.
John G. Roberts, B.A., formerly with the
National Film Board, is now with the U.B.C
Extension Department as Supervisor of Audio-
Visual Services.
Wilton Hyde, B.A., is the new Editor of
"Western Druggist" which is published by the
B.C. Journal of Commerce Limited. Mr. Hyde
brings to his new post five years' experience
as a reporter, photographer and feature writer
for  newspapers  in  Texas  and   Vancouver.
George E. Plant, B.A.Sc, has been appointed
Sales Manager of the newly-formed Transmission Division of Dominion Engineering Company Limited. His headquarters will be in
Lachine, P.Q. Mr. Plant has been Manager of
the Company's Western Division for the past
three years.
Aubrey W. Bell, B.A.. who, since graduation,
has held interesting posts as a member of The
Royal Bank of Canada Staff in British Guiana
and in Diego Martin, Trinidad, is on the move
again and this time to Bogota, Columbia. His
address: c/o The Royal Bank of Canada,
Bogota, Columbia.
D. A. Boon, B.S.P., M.D.'56, began Medical
Practice in Whitehorse in June ot this year
after Interning for two years in Calgary, Alberta.
J. L, P. Limbert, B.A.Sc, has been appointed
Planning Engineer, Maintenance, Engineering
Division of the The Consolidated Mining and
Smelting   Company.
Alexander M. Unwin, B.A., M.Sc.'53, formerly with the Communications Equipment Division, Apparatus Engineering Department, of
the Northern Electric Company, Ltd., in Montreal, is now employed by Boeing Airplane
Company where he is a member of the Elec-
trodyr.amic Staff, Production Systems Unit of
the Transport Division at Renton, Washington.
Jean W. Wilton, B.S.W., B.A. (Queen's),
B.Sc. (Sorbonne), after six years as Supervisor
of the Women's Department of the John
Howard Society in Vancouver moved to Kelowna, B.C., where she is now Special Counsellor
in that School District. Miss Wilton was incorrectly noted in the Autumn 195S Chronicle
as having moved to Vernon with the John
Howard  Society.
Hugh A. Daubeny, B.S.A., M.S. A.'55, recently received his Ph.D. Degree from Cornell
University in the field of Plant Breeding. He
is presently on the Research Staff of the Experimental   Farm   at   Agassiz,   B.C.
Ewart Arthur "Red" Wetherill,  B.  Arch., M.
Arch.   (M.I.T.),   has   been   appointed   Assistant
Professor  of Design, assisting with  Fifth Year
work,   at  Clemson   College,   South   Carolina.
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Tuli Larsen
on his
Clock and calendar stretch the years.
Thev count  and cancel, only  to confuse
so the receded vision of gown and rostrum
must be imaged by the will.
Not so the seasons of the soul
where Time can be cheated of his tyrannies
and the yesterjoys of learning
stretch to uphold the Now.
Each time the disciplined pen
lifts to its craft,
or a poet's fire flames through a phrase
the moment embodies the measured pace,
the quiet gestures of your voice
shaping the zeal of judgment.
These, in a dedicated silence,
ever sing your appropriate praise.
Oxford, May, 1958.
Carol Coates.
Remarks upon Carol Coates's Poem
To one at least of Tuli Larsen's
former students—but surely also to
every one of that large company—the
closing lines of Carol Coates's poem
are, or will be, inexpressibly moving; for they say exactly the right
things, convey the rare and quiet
beauty that is all born of truth.
Nothing could be more powerful to
evoke "the receded vision of gown and
rostrum" and recall the far past that
yet dwells in the forefront of the present than those just and happy phrases
"the measured pace,
the quiet gestures of your voice
shaping the zeal of judgment."
And nothing in language could be a
truer reckoning of Tuli Larsen's great
achievements in the ears of his students—the mastery of the difficult art
of the lecture, and the faithful practice
of that art during his long career—
barely short of fifty years—in teaching.
More than any Canadian teacher of
his day, Larsen studied to become,
and greatly succeeded in becoming, a
lecturer of the finest grace and polish.
Out of his deep love for the English
language, he set himself to make the
spoken word what, on the public platforms of Canada, it is too seldom—
a thing of beauty in its own right.
Only to hear him was an aesthetic
experience. Even an insensitive undergraduate was aware of that much at
the very beginning; and it was not
long until that student learned what
the more percipient had seen at once,
that it all represented the triumph of
the great classical virtues of form
and control.
How very felicitous the phrase "the
quiet gestures of your voice"! For
there was about it all, as in all true
art there must be, an appearance of
ease. The cool voice was never raised,
the level words marched effortlessly,
the sentences went past in perfect
formation, and the quiet self-possessed
figure at the rostrum never resorted
to the motion of an arm, the lifting
of a hand, to mark the order. Everything was done by the beautifully
modulated voice, the perfect enunciation.
It was Larsen who showed generations of Canadian students the graceful power of the spoken word, showed
them how the lecture remains to this
day, in right use, what it has been
since earliest time—the natural, living
communication between teacher and
student, the most personal and the
most powerful of any means whereby
cor ad cor loquitur.
Lest it be thought, however, that all
this was gained without a corresponding and equivalent richness of matter,
there are many old students to testify
to the contrary; and a certain one who
proudly describes himself as "an old
pupil of thirty years' standing and a
friend of thirty years' standing, for
one inevitably produced the other"
says he is sure that antiquaries generations hence will announce the discovery of "one set of Larsen's notes
in worn condition." Never a student
thumbed notes thin in use but they
were good—so shrewd a judge, in the
end, is the student of the teacher.
Tuli Larsen relaxes at his summer home.
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President    N.   A.    M.    MacKenzie,
C.M.G., M.M. & Bar, Q.C., LL.D.,
D.C.L., D.Sc, F.R.S.C, attended the
Tenth Annual Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organisation, November 3 -
December 5, as Chairman of the
Canadian  Delegation.
S. N. F. Chant, O.B.E., M.A.(Tor.),
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and
Science, and Professor and Head of
the Department of Philosophy and
Psychology, has been appointed as the
first Chairman of the Canadian Services Colleges Advisory Board which
met this year at the Royal Military
College in Kingston October 11-12.
James M. Daniels, M.A., D.Phil.
(Oxon.), Associate Professor, Department of Physics, has been appointed
to the Department of Physics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina,
in an advisory capacity to assist in
setting up research and graduate
work in Physics. The appointment is
under the sponsorship of UNESCO
and is for a two-month period. The
branches of Physics in which Dr.
Daniels will be advising are: Nuclear
Resonance, Microwave Spectroscopy,
Low Temperature and Solid State
Frederick S. Nowlan, B.A. (Acadia),
A.M. (Harvard), Ph.D. (Chicago),
D.Sc.(Acadia), former Professor of
Mathematics at U.B.C. from 1926-
1949, was honoured by his Alma
Mater at the Acadia University Spring
Convocation, May 20, when he was
awarded an Honorary Doctor of
Science Degree.
Professor J. O. St. Clair Sobell,
M.A.(Melbourne), Ph.D.(Graz), Professor Cyril Bryner, A.B.(Stanford),
Ph.D.(Prague) and Professor A. W.
Wainman, M.A.(Oxon.), of the Department of Slavonic Studies were
the Canadian University Delegates to
the Fourth International Congress of
Slavists held in Moscow from September 1 to 10, 1958.
The Congress was held under the
auspices of the Academy of Sciences
of the U.S.S.R. Travel funds for the
Canadian participants were provided
by the Ford Foundation through the
American Council of Learned Societies.
Dean Henry C. Gunning
Takes Consulting Post
Henry C.
Gunning, Dean
of the Faculty
of Applied
Science at The
University of
British Columbia, has resigned. He
plans to leave
the University
at the end of
January, 1959,
and to practise
as a Consulting Geologist in association with Anglo American Corporation, one of the world's major
mining organisations. During February he and Mrs. Gunning will
establish their residence in Salisbury, Rhodesia. For the next year
or two Dean Gunning's work will
be largely in the Federation of
Rhodesia and Nyasaland and in
adjoining British territories.
Henry Gunning graduated in
Geological Engineering at U.B.C.
with the class of 1923. After graduate work at M.I.T. and a year there
as Instructor, he joined the staff
of the Geological Survey of Canada in 1928. His work for this
oldest of the federal scientific
bureaus covered several parts of
British Columbia, Quebec and the
eastern Arctic. On July 1st, 1939,
he was appointed Professor of Economic Geology at U.B.C. and for a
number of summers he continued
his professional work in various
parts of Canada and the United
States. In 1949 he succeeded Dr.
M. Y. Williams as Head of the
Department of Geology and Geography and was appointed R. W.
Brock Professor. Four years later
he succeeded Dr. H. J. McLeod as
Dean   of   the   Faculty   of   Applied
Science, remaining also as Head of
his Department. In this dual position he occupied the same positions
as his own teacher, the late Dean
R. W. Brock.
During the years at U.B.C. he
has served a host of committees
and organisations inside and outside the University and always has
maintained a keen interest in student activities. Besides the multitude of University committees that
Professors, Heads and Deans are
called to serve upon, he served on
the Men's Athletic Directorate and
as President of the Faculty Association.
Outside the University he has
been active in church affairs, on the
Executive of the Canadian Club;
President of the Association of Professional Engineers of British
Columbia; Chairman, B.C. Section
of Canadian Institute of Mining
and Metallurgy; Vice-President of
that Institute; President of the
Geological Association of Canada;
President of Section IV, Royal Society of Canada; Vice-President of
the Society of Economic Geologists;
member of the National Advisory
Committee on Research in the Geological Sciences; of the National
Committee on the removal of Ripple
Rock and a good many other
national or international committees. He has a long list of scientific,
technical and professional publications.
In Africa he will have, as colleagues, such Graduates of U.B.C.
as Tarrant D. Guernsey, B.A.Sc.'23;
B. Britton Brock, B.A.Sc. '26; Don
McKinnon, B.A. '37, and Patrick
Brock, B.A.Sc. '56.
Permanent business address in
Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, will
be P.O. Box 1108.
The following papers were read:
Bryner: "Turgenev and the English-
Speaking World"; Sobell: "Some Remarks on the Pronunciation of Russian Surnames in the English-Speaking World"; Wainman: "Some Peculiarities of the Dialects of Serbo-
The Congress was attended by some
2,000 delegates from 29 different
countries. The sessions took place in
the new building of the University of
Moscow. The next Congress will be
held in Sofia in 1963.
Professor   Emeritus   W.   J.   Rose,
M.A.,   Ph.D.,   LL.D.,   Honorary   Lecturer,  Department  of   Slavonics,  left
Vancouver in early December for a
three-month lecture tour in the United
Kingdom under the auspices of British-American Associates. The general theme of Dr. Rose's lectures will
be Canada's place in world affairs and
Canadian opinion regarding world relations with special reference to the
vital role played by the United States.
Harry L. Stein, M.A.(Man.), Ph.D.
(Minn.), Professor and Supervisor of
Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education, has been recently elected a Fellow in the Division of School Psychologists of the American Psychological
Association. He is the second person
in Canada to be elected to that position.
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At U.B.C.'s Fall Congregation honorary degrees were bestowed on General
E. L. M. Burns, right, commander of the United Nations Emergency Force in
the Middle East, Mrs. Rex Eaton, president of the National Council of Women,
and Dr. John H. Williams, head of the research division of the Atomic Energy
Commission in Washington, D.C.
General E. L. M. Burns
Visits Campus on
United Nations Day
The University's 32nd annual Fall Congregation, held
on October 24, centered around United Nations Day. It
was fitting that the Canadian Commander of the United
Nations emergency force in the Middle East, General E.
L. M. Burns, should be present to take part in the ceremonies and to receive an honorary degree.
Three Receive Honorary Degrees
General Burns and Mrs. Rex Eaton, President of the
National Council of Women, were presented to Chancellor
A. E. Grauer for the degree of Doctor of Laws. Dr. John
H. Williams, a U.B.C. graduate and now head of the
Research Division of the Atomic Energy Commission in
Washington, D.C, received an honorary Doctor of Science
General Burns, in his speech to the 440 Graduates, said
that patience, tolerance and a spirit of internationalism
would curb the excesses of nationalism. But he added that
historical processes are very slow and it may take a long
time to establish the necessary reasonableness and tolerance.
Canada's Role in the United Nations
Canada will doubtless continue to play a creditable part
in the peace-keeping function of the United Nations,
General Burns said. "If we are sincere in our frequently
voiced desires for peace, we will be glad to bear the
burdens associated with this policy," he added.
Lieutenant-General E. L. M. Burns
". . . It is more than possible that in the light of history
our guest and Congregation speaker today, Lieutenant-
General E. L. M. Burns, Commander of the United Nations
Emergency Force, may well emerge as one of the symbols
—indeed of the folk lore—of our time.
"Equipped by training and experience as an officer in
the Canadian Armed Forces, where he has risen to the
rank of Lieutenant-General; in the Canadian public service, where he occupied the position of Deputy Minister
of the Department of Veterans' Affairs; decorated for his
personal courage; distinguished for his determination,
patience and leadership; marked by his record of high
dedication to the international rule of law by his services
as President of the United Nations Association of Canada,
he was supremely fitted to assume the exacting duties
demanded of one of the pioneers on the frontier of the
emerging world community.
"As Canadians, we are proud that our institutions and
our society contributed to the training his duties called
for. As members of a University community, which is
itself part of an international community, we delight to
recognise the disciplined humanity which has characterised
him throughout his career. . ."
Mrs. Fraudena Gilroy Eaton, O.B.E.
"A Nova Scotian by birth and early education, she has
demonstrated throughout a life of varied service a deep
concern for the dignity and worth of the human individual;
an abiding faith in the citizen volunteer; a humane compassion for human welfare; and a strong conviction about
the special and particular roles of women in our society.
"The quality of her service has been demonstrated and
recognised in the fields of industrial and labour relations,
in prison reform, in Civil Liberties, in the development
of the profession of nursing; in the advancement of the
work of the United Nations, as Associate Director of
National Selective Service during the war, and today as
the re-elected President of the National Council of
"Mr. Chancellor, the Senate requests of you that you
add the tribute of our University to honours already won,
and that you now confer the Degree of Doctor of Laws,
honoris causa, upon Fraudena Gilroy Eaton."
Dr. John Harry Williams
"Mr. Chancellor, I now take pleasure and pride in presenting to you, for the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris
causa, one of this University's distinguished graduates, a
pioneer of the Atomic Age, John Harry Williams, Director
of the Research Division of the Atomic Energy Commission
of the United  States.
"Born in Eastern Canada, he received his education in
the West, first at the University of British Columbia, and
later at California. As a young and brilliant physicist on
the staff of the University of Minnesota, he was called to
wartime service by the country of his adoption, and was
one of that group whose researches at Los Alamos led
to the development of the first atomic bomb.
"His wartime service ended, he returned to Minnesota
and to academic life; also to a changed world, a world
dominated by the threat and the promise, the hope and
the fear, of atomic energy, the release of which had been
hastened by the urgency of war. In this new world, Dr.
Williams was again summoned to the service of his
country and his community and in this service has been
recently appointed as Research Director of one of the
world's most important programmes of scientific development.
"For his brilliance as a research scholar, for his
gifts as a leader and for his demonstrated ability in the
area of great affairs, I now present to you, Mr. Chancellor,
John Harry Williams."
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Pause now, in this busy time, for thought
of the coming festive season. As you take
inventory of all that has transpired during
these months you ponder on how to show
appreciation. Whether it is a friendly gesture to business confreres or the warm,
intimate approach to family and long-
known friends, you'll find a visit to
EATON'S will do much to help your discriminating shopping taste.
Shown here, a few items of the hundreds
you may select from at EATON'S.
Solar watch, definitely impressive, carrying
a touch of elegance. A finely-crafted, 17-
jewel, Swiss movement with luminous dial
and automatic calendar. 87.00
Others from 20.00 to 1 00.00
Birkdale cuff links and tie bar set of Black
Alaska (Hematite) diamonds set in sterling
silver. The cuff links, sleek and handsome;
the tie bar, keen as a rapier. 22.50
Other sets from 2.50 to 25.00
Signet ring is onyx, set in a 10K gold band
with inset, full-cut diamond. All initials
available. 40.00
Man's ring of Black Alaska (Hematite)
diamond in 10K gold band. The stone is
cabachon cut. 22.50
See these, and more, at the men's counters
in the Jewellery Department, Main Floor,
EATON'S. Campus
A.M.S. Public Relations Officer
The future of Student Government
is the big question facing students
this year. The issue revolves around
a much-discussed proposal made by
last year's Students' Council to replace the General Meeting system of
government by an Elected Representative Assembly.
The proposed Assembly—elected on
a 'one member per fifty students'
basis—would have the same powers as
the present General Meeting and
would continue to delegate much of
its power to the Students' Council.
According to supporters of the
scheme, the need for a change is the
result of increasing student enrolment.
This fall, for example, the semi-annual
General Meeting failed to attract a
quorum. Another reason given is that
with   the   quorum   now   set  at   about
The 1958-59 Students' Council are shown in the board room of Brock Hall. Seated, left to right, are
Brad Crawford, Executive member; John Helliwell, Treasurer; Jairus Mutambikwa, Vice-President; Chuck
Connaghan, President; Wendy Amor, Secretary; Jim Horsman, Co-ordinator, and Gail Carlson, Associated
Women Students' President. Standing, left to right, are George Feaver, Second Member; Bob Ward, First
Member; Peter Haskins, Chairman, Undergraduate Societies Committee; Bill Ballentine, Public Relations
Officer; Dave Edgar, University Clubs Committee; Theo Carroll, Women's Athletic Assn.; Don Shore, Men's
Athletic   Committee   and   Dave   Robertson,   Editor-in-Chief  of   the   Publications   Board.
1500 students, "pressure groups", i.e.
any large Undergraduate society, are
able to pack the meeting.
Opponents of the plan — and even
they believe that the General Meeting
system is out of date—do not agree
that the Representative Assembly is
the answer. A number of other plans
have been proposed, including a "responsible" Students' Council with increased powers.
On one point, at least, everyone
agrees. The question will have to be
answered this year. A Committee
under Vice-President Jairus Mutambikwa is currently investigating the
situation so that some definite proposals can be put forward at the
Spring General Meeting.
Student activities for the fall of '58
got underway with the Fourth Annual
Leadership   Conference  at  Camp   El-
More than 9000 students under- Many   first-year   students   were
went a painless registration for the saved  the  trouble   of  standing   in
1958-59 Winter Session. The focal lengthy  lineups  by receiving pre-
point of Registration this year was arranged   timetables   for   standard
the   Faculty   Building   whire   stu- programmes.     A    table    showing
dents    arranged   their    timetables registration in the various  Facul-
and then went to the Armoury and ties is printed below.  Numbers  in
completed registration booklets and parenthesis  are  enrolment  figures
paid fees. for 1957-58.
Men Women Total
Arts and Science      3412  (2898) 1495  (1281) 4907  (4179)
Applied Science     1184  (1248) 232  ( 246) 1416  (1494)
Agriculture        135  (   144) 20  (     21) 155  (  165)
Forestry          137  (  133) — (      1) 137  (  134)
Law   ....       234  (  233) 12  (    13) 246  ( 246)
Pharmacy         90  (    94) 34  (    27) 124  (  121)
Medicine          195  (  192) 18  (    20) 213  ( 212)
Commerce         568  (  580) 22  (    24) 590  (  604)
Education (Elementary)  ....      196  (   113) 759  (  612) 955  (  725)
Education Secondary)         553  (  395) 889  (  727) 1442  (1122)
Graduate Studies         455  (  361) 104  (     73) 559  (  434)
Sopron Forestry School        127  (  176) 2  (    17) 129  (  193)
GRAND TOTAL      7090  (6454) 2828  (2450) 9918  (8904)
71.49%     (72.5%) 28.51%     (27.5%)
Editor's Note—Victoria College registration for the current term is 869
—an increase of 30% over 1957-58.
phinstone. Almost 200 students and
Faculty Delegates took part in the
two-day Conference on CampusAffairs.
The meetings offer a unique opportunity for students to meet members
of the Faculty in a social setting. The
need for greater contact in this area
was the topic of one discussion group
which recommended a Student-Faculty
Social Centre as a meeting place for
coffee and conversation. Other topics
under discussion ranged from Athletics, to Student Apathy, to the perennial Campus 'problem', the Ubyssey.
Delegates from thirty-four Canadian
universities and colleges met at U.B.C.
in October for the National Assembly
of the World University Service of
Canada. It was the first time that the
annual business meeting had been held
in B.C. The Assembly approved the
Indies as site of this year's Seminar
and proposed Indo-China for the 1960
The eighty Delegates, representing
both Students and Faculty, were entertained by tours of the city, a
luncheon at the Royal Vancouver
Yacht Club, and a social evening at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. F. Ronald
ODDS 'N ENDS . . .
The fall General Meeting may not have had
a quorum, but it did have colour. A group of
Law students calling: themselves the 'Student
Safety Committee' kidnapped the Students'
Council and took over the meeting under the
leadership of Prime Reformer Wally Lightbody.
Among the 'reforms'—a plan to set up cocktail
bars on the Campus, the proceeds of which
would finance all the University's costs. Surplus funds moreover, were to be lent to the
Government "at a high interest rate.'* . . .
When Special Events Committee Chairman
Mike Jeffery heard that Folk Singer Pete
Seegar would be late for a Campus performance, he persuaded Rod Smith, a Second Year
Med Student, to fill in. Smith's songs—most of
them original—entertained a full house in the
Auditorium for more than an hour. Other
Special Events Committee presentations this
year include speeches by Eleanor Roosevelt,
Stephen Potter and performances by the
Theatre du Nouveau Monde. . . . When news
of the disaster in Springhill came, a Committee Chaired by Forestry Student Peter
Haskins launched a Fund Raising Campaign.
In a half-hour blitz of the Campus, students and
members of the Faculty gave more than $1000.
On Tuesday, September 9, St. Mark's
College was blessed and officially
opened. Canada's Apostolic Delegate,
the Most Reverend Giovanni Panico,
officiated on this occasion. Among
those present were: His Grace Archbishop Duke, Archbishop of Vancouver; His Grace Archbishop Johnson;
a large number of the Roman Catholic   clergy   and   laity,   and   represent-
Apostolic Delegate Opens
New Theological Centre
atives of the University and the other
Theological Colleges.
The new St. Mark's has a residential unit which provides accommodation to fifty university students.
These students live in two-bed rooms
well equipped for their needs. It is
hoped to have two more such units
in the near future.
The   main   consideration,   however,
know . .
next time
ship it in an
H&D corrugated
Hinde and Dauch Paper Co. of Canada, Ltd.   *   Toronto 3, Ontario
was given to the needs of the 1,100
Catholic students now in attendance
at the University. In addition to the
chapel and the library, they have a
large lounge, a music room, kitchenette, two committee rooms, lockers
and washrooms. The Newman Club
has its office in one of these committee
The aim of "Newman" is to supplement the students' academic interests
with such spiritual and social activities that every Catholic student on
the Campus may have a well-rounded
and truly successful  year.
Dominating an outside wall of the
main wing is a much admired bronze
casting of St. Mark and the Lion. This
was designed and executed by Lionel
Thomas of the U.B.C. School of Architecture.
There are a great many interesting
and attractive features in this very
modern building. The entire plan, as
well as all the details and furnishings,
are the work of Mr. Peter Thornton
of the firm of Gardiner, Thornton and
At the Inaugural Banquet which
followed the Official Blessing of the
College, there were speeches from
Archbishop Duke, President MacKenzie and Father Carr.
The Archbishop thanked the Delegate very graciously for his kindness
in officiating at the Blessing and commented on the goodwill shown by the
presence of the President and the
Heads of Faculties of the University.
President MacKenzie referred to his
long-standing friendship with Archbishop Duke, who is a fellow Mari-
timer, and with Father Carr, now
Principal of St. Mark's. He said that
he was sure the new building, so
beautiful and yet so functional, would
bring great benefits to the Roman
Catholic student body of the University.
Father Carr's speech was a thoughtful comment on the role of a theological college in a university. At some
length, he told the story of the founding of the Institute of Mediaeval
Studies and referred to the position
it has attained in the University of
Toronto and in the English-speaking
Catholic world. Its success, he said,
was due to the selection of men of
high scholarship for the staff and to
the concentration of effort on a special
period of history.
He showed how the Institute, with
very moderate means, built up over
the years the finest library in America
in this field. In conclusion, Father Carr
hoped that St. Mark's College would,
in another limited period of history,
fulfil a similar role in the University
of British Columbia.
34 U.B.C. Football
Squad Goes
'Up With Gnup'
After many years at the bottom of the Evergreen Conference totem pole, the U.B.C. Football "Thunderbirds"
have roared back this season to compete on equal terms
with the American colleges who have previously enjoyed
piling up 50-0 scores against us.
Frank Gnup's building programme, now in its fourth
year, has borne fruit without benefit of athletic scholarships. This season the "Thunderbirds" played nine games,
winning three, and losing six. Three of the games were
lost by a small margin—McGill by three points, Seattle
Ramblers by two points and Western Washington by one
The team has shown ability to score points, averaging
eighteen points per game, at the same time displaying a
wide-open, crowd-pleasing brand of competitive football.
Moore Scores Sensational Upset
U.B.C.-sponsored Pacific Northwest Cross Country
Championships held recently on the Campus attracted the
cream of the northern division of the Pacific Coast Conference. In the Senior Division U.B.C.'s Jim Moore scored
a sensational upset, defeating the University of Oregon's
Jim Grell, two-mile National Collegiate Champion by
twenty-five yards, in a new record of 21 min. 23 seconds
over the 4M mile course.
Jack Burnett of U.B.C. placed a close fourth in the same
race. The U.B.C. team placed third behind Vancouver
Olympic Club and University of Oregon.
'Birds' Bow to Evergreen Champions
Central Washington College, co-holders of the Evergreen Conference Championships defeated the "Thunderbirds" 35-14 before a Homecoming crowd of 2500 at U.B.C.
Stadium. The "Birds" out-rushed the "Wildcats" 266 to
137 yards and made 21 first downs to 8 by Central, but
were unable to overcome the lead which Central built up
in the early quarter of the game.
U.B.C.'s Don Vassos played an outstanding game scoring one touchdown, rushed for 149 yards and caught passes
for 46 more. Vassos has accumulated 1053 net yards, 806
rushing, 12 touchdowns this season—all U.B.C. individual
seasons records.
Grads Beaten in Annual Classic
The Grad Basketball Dinner was a great success with 44
attending. Many of the old-timers were out including
Harold Henderson, Bob Osborne, Stewart McMorran, John
Davis, Frank Alpen and Cy Lee.
The Thunderbirds finally defeated the Grads 53-49 in a
hard-fought game. The following took part in the annual
classic: Nev Munro, Bob Scarr, Bob Osborne, Art Phillips,
Buzz Hudson, Brian Upson, Neil Desaulniers, Gordie Gim-
ple, John Davis, John Southcott, Ed Wild, Harry Franklin,
Reid Mitchell, Mike Fraser, Dave Campbell (coach), Bruce
York, Ernie Nyhaug, Dick Penn (manager), Pat McGeer
and Bob Hindmarch.
U.B.C. defeated the University of Alberta Cross Country
Team 37-30, although Henry Glyde of Alberta won the
4% mile race with a time of 21 min. 24 seconds, just 1
second off the Pacific Northwest record set the previous
week by U.B.C.'s Jim Moore.
Talking over old times with U.B.C. trainer Johnny Owen, who was honoured
ot Homecoming luncheon are, left to right, Reid Mitchell, Ken Winslade,
Bill McDonald and Luke Moyls. Alumni President Norman Hyland presented
Johnny with a copy of new U.B.C. history "Tuum Est". Johnny is recuperating  after  a  long  illness  but will  return  to his training  duties soon.
Senate Report Means
New Deal for Sports
A Report calling for extensive changes in the Athletic
setup at The University of B.C. has been approved in
principle by U.B.C.'s two governing bodies—the Senate
and the Board of Governors.
Dean A. W. Mathews, Chairman of the Committee on
Recreation, Athletics and Physical Education which prepared the Report, said that full implementation of the
Report was  subject  to further  discussions.
"However, if the Report can be worked out in detail",
he added, "it will mean a new deal for Athletics at U.B.C."
Accept Certain Financial Responsibilities
The Report has recommended that the Board of Governors accept financial responsibility for the operation of
the Athletic Director's Office, and the repairs and maintenance of physical plant as well as the payment of
salaries and honoraria for coaching and training. Funds
for these purposes are at present derived from Alma Mater
Society fees and are administered by the Men's Athletic
The Board has also been asked to make a subsidiary
grant to assist in the establishment of the Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union. U.B.C. is gradually
withdrawing from the Evergreen Conference and will enter
into full competition with Western Canadian Universities
next year.
Other recommendations call for the Board to work out
a deficit-sharing arrangement with the Alma Mater Society
to safeguard minor sports and to accept final responsibility
for the provision of future sports facilities.
The report also endorses the ruling of the University
Senate with regard to scholarships based merely on participation in University athletics and recommends the continuation of this policy.
Neither the Alumni nor the Student Committees which
presented briefs to the Committee made an issue of financial aid to Athletes, the report states. "It appears to be
well accepted in both quarters that scholarships based
merely on participation in University Athletics are not
in the best interests of the University," says the report.
Compulsory Physical Education Programme
The Report also recommends that the two-year compulsory physical education programme be continued and an
investigation be made of the possibility of adding a course
in Health Education to the Programme.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE University Club
Has Few Vacancies
for Graduates
The University Club of Vancouver,
opened in March, is well on its way
to becoming one of the best of its
kind on the Continent, with excellent
quarters  and   first-class   service.
The main lounge on the ground
floor and the dining room on the first
floor are attractively furnished and
have an atmosphere which might well
be envied by older clubs. There is a
lounge on the first floor where sandwiches and refreshments are available for those who do not wish to
dine. On the second floor are private
dining rooms (one large enough to
seat 50), a reading room and card
Membership is continuing to increase and there are only a limited
number of vacancies in the university
category, open to graduates of any
recognised university and to members
of professional societies (Engineers,
Doctors, etc.). U.B.C. Alumni interested should forward their applications immediately. There is a waiting
list already in the non-university category for business executives.
The University Club is arranging
affiliation with similar clubs in the
larger cities of Canada and United
States. The first of these have already
been authorised.
Peter J. Sharp, President of the
Club since its inception, who is leaving for a year's residence in London,
was honored by fellow Directors at a
dinner recently. Charles H. Wills,
Vice-President, will preside until the
Annual Meeting and election of officers in January.
(nee CONNIE P. NEWMAN, Class of Home
Economics'54, B.Sc. [Montana State]), a son,
Christopher John, in September, 19S8, in
B. Com.'54, a son, Murray Allen, May 31,
1958,   in  Vancouver.
a daughter, Maureen Kelly, recently, at
Alert Bay.
MR., B.Com.'56, and MRS., B.A.'54, LORNE
DYKE, a son, September 9, 1958, in Athens,
a son, Robin Scott, October 8, 1958.
B.Com.'50, B.Ed.'55, a daughter, Margo
Elizabeth,  August   10,   1958.
(nee VALENTINE D. CLYNE, B.A.'52), a
son, Peter David, on October 15, 1958.
(nee SARA LEE TIDBALL, B.P.E.'50), a
daughter, Karen Joan, September 29, 1958,
in  Burnaby.
B.Com.'46, (nee JUNE WEAVER, B.A.'46) a
son,  October 21, 1958.
B.Com.'49,  a son,   October 3, 1958.
B.Com.'55, a son, Trevor Edward, July 19,
1958,   in   Calgary.
B.Com.'57, (nee SHEILA MADDEN, B.A.'55)
a son, Basil John Havelock, October 3, 1958.
'52, a daughter, Amanda Leslie, October 13,
a daughter. Colleen Norah, October 15, 1958.
(nee MARY JEAN LEVIRS, B.A.'57), a
daughter, Cynthia Gwen, September 28,
1958,  in Victoria.
New Service for Writers
A manuscript criticism service for
British Columbia writers has been
established at the University of British Columbia, under the sponsorship
of the Department of Extension, the
Department of English, and the
Frederic Wood Theatre.
Manuscripts will be accepted in the
fields of fiction, non-fiction, poetry,
and drama, including live theatre,
radio and television; they will receive
a detailed reading and evaluation by
members of the University Department of English.
Writers wishing to make use of this
service  should  apply  to  the   Depart
ment of Extension for the form which
must accompany all submissions.
In addition to the B.C. Writers
Service, and at the request of the B.C.
Arts Resources Conference, the Extension Department, in collaboration
with the Frederic Wood Theatre, offers
to playwrights a special workshop
project providing for the critical analysis of playscripts and, in the case of
selected recommended scripts, the opportunity of experimental production
in the Frederic Wood Theatre.
For further information, write to
the Department of Extension, University of B.C., Vancouver, Canada.
December 26 — Commodore Cabaret
Tickets at U. B. C. Alumni Office
HELEN KENNEDY, B.P.E.'53), a son, David
Norman, on September 18, 1958, in Winter
Haven,   Florida.
B.A.'51, M.Sc'53, (nee E. JOAN MUNRO,
B.A.'51, M.Sc'531, a son, John Alexander,
October   14,   1958,   in   Seattle.
B.Com.'47, (nee NANCY WILSON, B.Com.
'46),   a  son,  recently  in   Ottawa.
a son, Norman Ross Agnew, September 15,
1958,   in  Toronto.
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        36 Dean S. N. F. Chant
Unveiled a New PI
and Spoke in the
Memorial Gymnasium on
Remembrance Day
On November 11 of each year at
this hour we meet together to
honour the memory of those who
gave their lives in two world wars
so that our way of life might be
defended. This service of remembrance has much greater significance than that of a ceremony in
which we participate and although
it is an occasion for very deep feeling it is more than an expression
of sentiment.
By this act of remembrance we
acknowledge a debt which we owe,
and which we can never repay, to
those who gave their lives in the
full vigour of their youth. It is an
occasion when we pause in the busy
concourse of life to rededicate ourselves to those high principles of
freedom, honour, justice and integrity for which so many endured the
horror of war and for which so
many fought and died.
The strength of our nation depends largely upon the character of
our people and on this occasion we
reaffirm our responsibility for insuring that these high principles
will be upheld in our national life.
It is in this way that each of us
can keep faith with those who died
and that each of us can take a
part in defending our way of life
against disruptive pressures from
within and opposing powers from
There are many who fought with
great courage and determination
who through the fortunes of war
were spared to return to their native land. This University was
greatly favoured by the large number of students veterans who came
here to study after the war. The
services    they   performed    in   the
interests of this University have to
my knowledge never been surpassed. Had it not been for their
willing assistance the post-war
University programme could not
have achieved the success it has.
This Memorial Gymnasium is one
evidence of their initiative in helping to build the University. Another of their many contributions
was the establishment by the University of British Columbia Branch
of the Canadian Legion of a Scholarship Fund to aid veterans and
their children and university students generally.
This Fund has been maintained
over the years by the profits derived from the operation of the
concessions in this Memorial Gymnasium under the supervision of
Canadian Legion Branch 142. With
the passing of time the University
has assumed responsibility for operating the concessions in agreement with the Canadian Legion
that all future profits will be devoted to the Scholarship Fund.
In recognition of the many services   performed   by   the   student
veterans a suitable plaque has been
prepared   for   placement    in   this
building which it is now my pleasure  to  unveil.  The  inscription  on
this plaque reads as follows:
In Memory of
Those students of this  University    who    sacrificed    their
lives as members of the armed
forces during the Second World
War,   and   of  their   surviving
comrades,    who,    as    post-war
students,   made   an  invaluable
contribution to University progress.
This   Plaque  is   Dedicated
11th November 1958
E. Howard McEwan, M.D., CM. (McGill),
member of the First Convocation of the University of British Columbia in 1912, died in
New Westminster in his 80th year on October
10,   1958.
After practising medicine for a few years
in Cloverdale he formed a partnership in New
Westminster in 1911 with George T. Wilson,
B.A., M.D., C.M. (McGill), and was later
joined by his brother, the late Cameron
McEwan, also a McGill Graduate in medicine.
A third brother, Dr. H. Bruce MacEwan,
practises  medicine  in  Vancouver.
Hugh M. Russell, B.S.A., died September 15,
1958, after a long illness. Mr. Russell was
one of the original partners, who, in 1928,
formed The Western City Company, Limited of
Vancouver. He went overseas with the Canadian Forestry Corps in World War II, later
returning to business in Vancouver. In his
youth, Mr. Russell was an outstanding high-
jumper and was well-known in ice hockey
circles here. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen of 106-2090 Comox Street and three sons,
Peter,   Carey   and   Finlay.
Walter E. Kennedy, B.A.Sc, Air Vice-Marshal, R.C.A.F., died suddenly October 18, 1958,
at his home in Ottawa, aged 44. A/V/M Kennedy was commissioned in 1935 and played a
key part in the British Commonwealth Air
Training Plan during World War II, commanding Flying Training Schools at Claresholm
and McLeod in Alberta. As R.C.A.F. Comptroller he was a member of the Air Council,
the five-man body that determines Air Force
He was awarded the Air Force Cross in
recognition of outstanding leadership and devotion to duty in January, 1945. He became
Deputy Chief of Technical Services in 1948
and in 1950 was made Chief Staff Officer of
Air Material Command. In 1952 he was named
Assistant Vice-Chief of the  Air  Staff.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia, and
three children, Michael, 17, Judith, 15, and
Mary, LI, all of 1891 Barnhart Place, Ottawa;
and one sister, Mrs. S. B. Williscroft (nee
Bessie, B.A.'31) of 325 West 11th Avenue,
Dorothy Mclntyre. "Lovely to look at, delightful to know" was a popular song when
we were Undergraduates. To me, as to everyone who knew her, the very personification of
that song was Dorothy Aileen Newcomb Mclntyre, who passed away May 18, 1958, in
Vancouver   General   Hospital.
Born May 30, 1916, in Vancouver, Dorothy
was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clive
Newcomb. She graduated in Arts in 1937. She
was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. On
May 6, 1942, she married J. A. (Tony) Mclntyre, B.A., B.Com.*36. She is also survived
by two sons, John Anthony, 13, and James
Clive, 10, and by two sisters, Mrs. Paul W.
Clement (nee Elma, B.A.'34), of Ottawa, and
Mrs. Douglas R. Holbrook (nee Diane, B.H.E.
*50), of Vancouver—CB.
James E. Flynn, B.A.Sc, Project Engineer
with Narod Construction Limited, died suddenly March 19, 1958, following a heart attack.
From Graduation until 1949, Mr. Flynn worked
as field engineer with what is now known
as MacMillan and Bloedel Limited. He was
field and office engineer with Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited, from 1949-1951, after
which he was with Central Mortgage and
Housing Corporation and Defence Construction
(1951) Limited until his latest appointment in
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. T. Flynn, of 3658 West 27th Avenue; two
sisters, Mrs. Anthony Jordan (lsabelle), of 805-
14th Avenue North, Port Alberni ; and Mrs.
Leslie Hunt (Elizabeth), of 701-17th Avenue
North,   Port Alberni,  B.C.
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Clarke," B.S.A.'22, Box 250.
Burgess,15  B.A.'40, B.Ed.'48,
Abbotsford—G   E. W.
Alberni  (Port)—W.   N.
Box 856.
Alice Arm—Harry Babty,* B.A.Sc.'47, Alice Arm
Armstrong Mrs C C Wright, B.A.'44, Box 418
Bella Coola—Milton  C.  Sheppard,*  B.A '53,   B.Ed.
'54,  Box 7
Bralorne—C. M   Manning," B A '33, Bralorne Mines
Campbell River-Raymond Chalk,* B A Sc'54,  R.R.
# 2.
Chemainus—A.   Gordon   Brand,*   B.Com.'34,   MacMillan  & Bloedel  Co.   Ltd.
Chilliwack—Mrs    Leslie   E.    Barber,    B.A/37,   525
Williams Road N.
Cloverdale—Rees   L.   Hugh,*   B.A/53,  Box 330
Courtenay—Harold S. S.  Maclvor,*  B.A/48,  LL.B.
'49,  Box   160.
Cranbrook—Eric C.  MacKinnon,*  Box  310.
Creston—R.    McLeod   Cooper,    B.A/49,    LL.B/50,
Box 28.
Dawson   Creek—Miss   Marguerite  A.   Wiebe,*   B A
'55, Box  1771.
Duncan—David    R.    Williams,    B.A/48,    LL.B/49,
257  Station Street.
Fernie—Kenneth   S.   Stewart,   B.A/32,   The    Park
Fort St.  John—Percy B.  Pullinger,*  B.A/40,  B.Ed
Golden  -Douglas  H.   Gilmour,*   B.A/47.
Grand Forks—Alexander J. Longmore,* B.A/54,
B.Ed/56, Box 671.
Haney—G.  Mussallem,* c/o Haney Motors.
Kamloops—Roland G. Aubrey,* B.Arch/51, 252
Victoria Street.
Kelowna—Arthur P. Dawe, B.A/38, Box 41, Okanagan Mission.
Kimberley—Wm. H. R. Gigney, B.A.SC/50, 26-1st
Avenue, Chapman Camp.
Kitimat—John H. Calam,* B.A/48, Box 670,
Nechako Centre Postal Stn.
Ladner—Lawrence L. Goodwin,* B.A/51,  Box  100.
Langley—Hunter Vogel,* Cloverdale Paint &
Chemicals Ltd.
i.A.Sc.'30,   District
B.C.   Electric  Co.
B.A/48,   LL.B/52,
B.A/47,   LL.B/50,
Lillooet—Thomas   F.   Hadwin,*   E
Manager,   Bridge  River  Area
Ltd., Shalalth, B.C.
Merritt—Richard   M.    Brown,*
Box  1710.
Mission  City—Fred  A.   Boyle,*
P.O. Box 628, Arcade Bldg.
Nanaimo—Hugh  B.  Heath,  B.A/49,   LL.B/50,  Box
Nelson   -Leo   S    Gansner,   B A/35,   B Com/35,   Box
Ocean  Falls-John  Graham,*  B A Sc'50,  Box  598
Oliver—Rudolph P.  Guidi,  B.A/53,  B.Ed/55,  Principal—Senior High School
Osoyoos—Wm.   D.   MacLeod,*    BA/51,    Principal,
Osoyoos Elementary Jr.  High  School.
Penticton—Dr.  Hugh  Barr, 383  Ellis St.
Port Mellon—L. C. Hempsall," B.A.Sc/50, Box 152
Powell River—Dr. & Mrs.  John L.  Keays,  B.A/41,
B A.Sc/41, B.A/39,  Box 433.
Prince   George—D.   Denning   E.   Walter,   B.A/49,
1268-5th Avenue.
Prince   Rupert—James   T.   Harvey,*   B A/28,   P.O.
Box  128.
Princeton—Miss Isabel C. Howse,* Box 85.
Qualicum—J. L. Nicholls,* B.A/36, B.Ed/53,
Principal, Qualicum Beach Jr.-Sr. High School,
Qualicum  Beach
Quesnel—Charles G. Greenwood, B.Ed/44, Box 1119.
Revelstoke—Mrs.  H.  J.  MacKay,  B.A/38,  202-6th
Street E.
Salmon   Arm—C.    H.    Millar,*    B.S.P/49,    Salmon
Arm  Jr.-Sr.  High School,  Box   140.
Smithers— Laurence   W.   Perry,   LL.B/50,   P.O.   Box
Squamish—J.   Smith,*   Principal,   Squamish   Jr.-Sr.
High School,   Box 99.
Summerland—Mrs.   A.   K.   MacLeod,   B.A/34,   Box
166, West Summerland, B.C.
Terrace—John   C.    Laurence,*    B.A/32,   Principal,
Skeena  Jr.-Sr    High School.
Trail—Andrew E. Soles, BA/51, Vice-Principal,
J, Lloyd Crowe High School, Box 210.
Vernon—Patrick F. Mackie, B.A/51, R.R. # 3.
Victoria—Reginald H. Roy, B.A/50, MA/51, 3825
Merriman Drive.
White Rock—Mr. & Mrs. Lynn K. Sulley * B.S A
'44, B.A/40, L. K. Sully & Co., 14933 Washington Avenue.
Williams Lake—Mrs. C. Douglas Stevenson BA.
'27, Box 303.
Windermere—Mrs,   G.   A.   Duthie,*   Invermere.
Woodfibre—R. H. McBean,* B A/40, Alaska Pine
& Cellulose Ltd.
Canada  (Except B.C.)
Calgary,   Alberta—Richard    H.    King,    B A Sc/36,
Oil  &  Conservation  Board,  603-6th  Ave,   S.W.
Deep   River,   Ontario—Dr.   Walter   M    Barss    B.A.
'37, M.A.'39, Ph.D.'42, 60  Laurier Avenue.
Edmonton,    Alberta—C,    A.    Westcott,    B.A/50,
B.S.W/51,   10238-100A  Street.
London, Ontario—Frank L. Fournier,*  B A/29, c/o
Bluewater  Oil   &  Gas  Ltd ,   Room   312    Dundas
Building,   195   Dundas Street.
Montreal, Quebec—Joseph M. Schell, BA/21, 47
Chesterfield Avenue.
Ottawa, Ontario—Victor W. Johnston, B.Com/44,
1099 Aldea Avenue.
R.  Hinton,*  B A Sc/49, 682 Vic-
Peterborough— F
tory Crescent.
Regina, Saskatchewan—Gray A. Gillespie, B Com
'48,   c/o Gillespie  Floral   Ltd ,   1841   Scarth  St.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan—Dr. J Pepper, B.A/39,
M.A/41,   Dept. of Chemistry,   Univ.  of Sask.
Toronto, Ontario—Harry C. Campbell, B.A/40,
Chief Librarian, Toronto  Public Library.
Winnipeg, Manitoba—E W. H. Brown, B A '34,
Hudson's  Bay  Co.
California,  Northern-
420 Market Street,
New York, U.S.A.—Miss Rosemary
214 East 51st Stret.
Portland, Oregon—Dr.   David B. Charlton,  B.A/25,
2340 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1048.
Seattle, Wash.- William A. Rosene, B.A/49, 10536
Alton Ave. N.E.
United Kingdom—Mrs. Douglas Roe, 901 Hawkins
House,  Dolphin Square,  London, S.W.I,  England.
-Albert A    Drennan,
San  Francisco  11.
Brough, B A/47,
Branch contacts, all  others Presidents.
38 The Benefits of Electronics are everywhere...
helping us to live better electrically
From early radio to TV and today's computers, electronics has speeded progress
in industry, defence, communications, safety, and home comfort
Remember those early radios? They were a
far cry from the streamlined models of today;
yet they helped to change our lives because
they were one of the beginnings of electronics.
Today, though radio and television are still
its most widely known applications, electronics
affects almost every phase of our lives.
Electronics has reduced the size of our
world through microwave, flashing words and
pictures across the country at the speed of light.
Two-way radio serves us in many useful
ways. Electronic computers speed research
and industrial processes. Radar guards
our frontiers and brings new safety to our
shipping lanes and airlines. And industrial
applications such as closed circuit TV, electronic sorters, and quality control speed and
improve manufacturing processes.
In all these ways and many more, electronics
benefits us all.
This Company was the first in Canada to
build TV receivers and transmitters, two-way
mobile radio, microwave communication
equipment, and electronic tubes. Today it is
developing and producing a growing list of
electronic products for defence,
industry and home use ... to help us
live better.
"Progress /s Our Most Important Product
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