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WORKING     WITH     CANADIANS     IN     EVERY     WALK     OF     LIFE     SINCE      1817
Vol.  11  No.  1 Spring, 1957
Industrial Foundation on Education
James S. Duncan
"The outpouring of highly
qualified Russian
scientists and engineers in numbers already exceeding those of
all the Western
World put together, constitutes a threat to
our economic
leadership and to
our ability to defend ourselves against aggressors."
This was the warning presented to
the Annual Banquet of the Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration February 21, by James S.
Duncan, Chairman of Ontario Hydro,
former Chairman, President and Director of Massey-Harris-Ferguson
Limited and its subsidiary Companies.
"Had it not been for the knowledge,
which has filtered through to us from
behind the Iron Curtain, of the vast
strides which Russia has been making in the field of education, we might
well have continued along the even
tenor of our ways without realising
the dangers implicit in this situation,"
said Mr. Duncan, who is Chairman of
the newly formed National Advisory
Committee on the Advancement of
"Fortunately the problem is not
an insoluble one. In the simplest of
terms, it is one of money, of vast
quantities of money. It is a question,
too, of buildings •— more schools,
teachers' colleges, more and larger
universities, and more technical colleges. But, by far the most important, it is a question of teachers qualified to impart the leadership and the
knowledge which the youth of today
requires if he is to meet successfully
the challenge of tomorrow," he said.
"The problem of teachers' salaries,
to which an immediate solution must
be found, is a responsibility which
cannot be laid at the doors of the
schools and universities. Rather it is
one for which the public and its representatives are responsible. It is
essential, as I see it, that the facts
relating to this situation should become widely known—in the hope that
a suitable climate of opinion would
hasten a satisfactory solution to
Mr. Duncan discussed the National
Conference on Engineering, Scientific
and Technical Manpower held at St.
Andrew's last September, attended by
Canada's leading educators and industrialists, and the Industrial Foundation on Education which was established at that  Conference.   He  said:
"The Conference crystallised the
realisation that Industry and Commerce, being the largest employers of
the product of our Universities, had
an inescapable financial responsibility
to the other party." He said the
programme of the Industrial Foundation would include:
"One. The development of information and statistics which would be
presented to the public in simple
"Two. The preparation of a forecast of the numbers and kinds of
graduates which we must train to
provide for our national requirements.
"Three. The preparation of a forecast of the additional facilities —
Schools, Universities, Technical Institutions—required over a given period of years to effectively train the
numbers and kinds of graduates considered essential.
"Four. The Foundation would also
consider necessary expenditures in
connection with the provision of these
facilities, with teacher recruitment
and retention, motivations of students, and the creation of a proper
climate of public opinion."
Office building, parking garage, commercial development and civic square at Georgia and Granville
in Vancouver, designed by Keith Ewing (5th
Year) and presented at the 10th Anniversary
Exhibition of the School of Architecture, U.B.C,
superimposed on an aerial photograph of Vancouver taken by Bill Dennett, Vancouver Sun.
(See   pages   H-15.)
Contents Include: Page
Foundation  on   Education     3
Editorial—Harry  T.   Logan     5
Branch   News—Peter   Krosby     7
Graduate Profile: Dr. A. E.
"Dal" Grauer—Larry Jack
and   Dick   Bibbs 8-9
The   President   Reports    11
No News is Good News—
David  Brock     13
School of Architecture—
Fred   Lasserre    14-15
The Great Trek-
Aubrey  Roberts    16-17
New Hungarian Forestry  School—
George   Allen    18-19
Report on U.B.C. Development
Fund—Arthur  H.   Sager 20-21
The B.C. Research Council—
Gordon M. Shrum 22-23
Leonard S. Klinck—Blythe A.
Eagles 24-25
Alumnae and Alumni—
Sally  Gallinari   26-28
At The Sign of the Totem-
Edwin   B.   Parker  29
Book   Review—Roy   Daniells  30
The   Faculty—Sally   Gallinari  31
Campus News and Views—
Ian   Smyth     33
Sports Summary—R. J. Phillips.... 35
O. J. Todd, In Memoriam—
M.  F.   McGregor  37
Obituaries,   Births,   Marriages....37-38
Directory of Branches  38
Published  by the
Alumni Association of the University
of British Columbia
Editor:   Harry   T.   Logan,   M.C.   M.A.
Associate   Editor:   Edwin   B.   Parker.   B.A.'54
Assistant   Editor:   Sally   M.   Gallinari,   B.A.'49
Board of Management
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: President, Nathan Nemetz, Q.C., B.A.'34; Past President,
Peter Sharp, B.Com.'36 : Second Vice-President,
Mrs. Pauline Ranta, B.A.'35, B.S.N.'39 ; Third
Vice-President, Dr. M. F. McGregor, B.A.'SO ;
M.A.'31 ; Treasurer, A. P. Gardner, B.A.'37 ;
Executive    Secretary,    A.    H.     Sager,    D.F.C,
Published in Vancouver.
B.A.'38 ; Peter Krosby, Administrative Assistant. B.A.'55 ; Chronicle Editor, Harry T. Logan,
A. Craig, B.A. '50, LL.B.'51 ; Miss Rika
Wright, B.A.'33 : Miss Mildred Wright, S.W.
Dipl.*45; John Lecky, B.A.'41 : John Ashby,
B.A.'33 ; Leonard B. Stacey, B.A.Sc'24. SENATE REPRESENTATIVES: Miss Marjorie
Agnew, B.A/22 ; The Hon. Mr. Justice A. E.
Lord, B.A.'21 ; Dr. Ian McTaggart-Cowan,
B.A.'32, F.R.S.C, Ph.D. (Calif.)'S6. DEGREE
REPRESENTATIVES: Agriculture, Ralph H.
Gram, B.S.A.'37 ; Applied Science, M. A.
Thomas, B.A.Sc.'31 : Architecture, Findlay W.
Scott, B.Arch.'52 ; Arts, Mrs. Mary Robertson,
B.A/49 : Commerce, T. R. Watt, B.Com/49 :
Education, Robin Smith, B.A/37, M.A. '61 ;
Forestry,   John   H.   G.   Smith,   B.S.F/49 ;  Home
Economics, Mrs. A. R. Gillon, B.H.E/48 ; Law,
William A. Craig, B.A/60, LL.B/51 ; Medicine,
Dr. D. H. Zimmerman, B.A/49, M.D.'65 :
Nursing, Mrs. Shelagh Smith, B.A.Sc. (Nurs.)
'50 ; Pharmacy, Fred Wiley, B.S.P/53 ; Physical
Education, Bob G. Hindmarch, B.P.E/52, Social
Work, Miss Mildred Wright, S.W. Dipl.'45.
ALMA MATER SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVE:  Donald  E.   Jabour,  A.M.S.   President.
Editorial   Committee
Chairman : Nathan Nemetz ; Members: G.
Dudley Darling, A. P. Gardner, Harry T.
Logan, A.  H.  Sager,  Peter Sharp.
Business and Editorial Offices: 201 Brock Hall,
U.B.C,   Vancouver   8,   B.C.
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The Editors Page
Retirement of Sherwood Lett
U.B.C. has been fortunate in her
Chancellors. Each of them has brought
to his high office different gifts and a
different professional experience. Mr.
F. Carter-Cotton was a pioneer B.C.
Journalist; Dr. R. E. McKechnie, a
brilliant Surgeon; Chancellor Emeritus
The Hon. E. W. Hamber, a leader in
finance and industry and Lieutenant-
Governor of our Province; The Hon.
Chief Justice Sherwood Lett, barrister,
soldier, diplomat. Each, in turn, has
been elected by the unanimous vote of
Convocation; each has lent distinction
to the office and has served the University with unselfish devotion. They
have all earned the gratitude of our
Alma Mater.
And so it is appropriate that to
Chancellor Lett, who retires from
office this year, we now say a heartfelt "thank you" for all he has done
for U.B.C.—in his six years as Chancellor, in his many years as member
of the Senate and Board of Governors,
and in all his years of leadership
among our Alumni. A member of the
first Graduating Class, 1916, first President of the Students' Council, and an
early President of the Alumni Association, he has taken an important part
in the University's activities from the
beginning of her history. During the
thirty-five years, or so, which have
passed since Sherwood Lett was first
elected to Senate, there can be few
administrative matters affecting the
life of the University which have not
come under his scrutiny and been
shaped in some measure by his judgment. In fact, the Chancellor might
very properly be styled "Mr. U.B.C."
Welcome to Our Guests
from Hungary
The University of British Columbia
will surely be envied by every University of the free world. Elsewhere in
this Issue (pages 18, 19) will be found
an account by Dr. George Allen, U.B.C.
Dean of Forestry, of the migration,
almost intact, of the entire Forestry
School of Sopron, Hungary. These fine
young men and women students, with
their teachers, some with families,
have come here with faith and high
expectations. Their hope is that they
will be able to complete their studies,
far from the hate and political turmoil
of their unhappy fatherland, and find
a home in this land of plenty to which
their destiny has brought them. Our
University, our Province, our Country
must regard their welfare as a debt
of honour we owe them for their noble
contribution to the cause of freedom.
The following Editorial by Ed
Parker, B.A.'54, is reprinted from the
February number of "U.B.C. Reports":
"We are indeed fortunate in having
the Faculty and students of Hungary's
only School of Forestry come to Can-
Hungarians show  fine spirit at  U.B.C.
Basketball Game.
ada. We welcome them with open
"These are the people who jokingly
claim that Hungary should have been
awarded ten, not nine, gold medals in
the Olympic Games 'because we threw
the hammer and sickle the farthest.'
These are the people who set up a
free government in Sopron and ran the
affairs of their city (nicknamed 'The
Faithful City') during the Hungarian
revolution. They dug in in defensive
positions around their city, and retreated across the Austrian border five
miles away only after the onslaught
of hordes of Russian tanks made their
cause completely hopeless.
"They are a School with perhaps
more 'school spirit' than we have
ever seen. They were originally an
independent Forestry School in Northern Hungary until the border changes
after the First World War moved them
into Czechoslovakia. So they packed
up and moved to Sopron. When the
Treaty of Versailles ceded Sopron to
Austria they were the prime movers
behind a local plebiscite which got
them back into Hungary-
"They are proud people with a rich
heritage and with an intense desire
to learn the way of their new homeland. They bring with them a student
orchestra (minus instruments), a soccer team, tennis champions, fencers,
skiers; in fact, all that one might
expect of an active student group
"They come at a time when Canada's
forest industry badly needs talent such
as they can offer or will be able to
offer after they learn English and
complete their training in Forestry.
The shortage of trained Foresters is
so acute in Canada that, even with
their arrival, we must not let up in
our efforts to recruit more and more
young people for careers in Forestry.
"Once they learn the ways of our
forests and the problems created by
vast sizes and distances, they, with
their different background and earlier
training, may make valuable contributions that no one else could make.
Their approach to conservation problems alone, could, in ten or twenty
years' time, make us extremely grateful for their presence."
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From the Mail Bag
"I am over here temporarily and do
not know for how long. As the University still has my permanent address, I
do not know when the Alumni Fund
Campaign will get going for this year.
However, I know that if I send the
enclosed cheque to you, it will be directed to the proper channels.
"It certainly seems to me that the
Alumni Fund idea is developing well.
For my part the idea of annual contributions has three benefits: One, to
make some payment on the debt each
individual will always have to his
Alma Mater; two, the satisfaction
of contributing to something really
worthwhile; and, to keep a little in
touch with a good friend."
H. S. ("Peter") Fowler,
P.O. Box 1960,
Honolulu 8, Hawaii,
January 22, 1957.
"May I congratulate you on
the excellent
quality of the U.
B. C. Alumni
"It is only re-
cently that a
friend sent me
two back numbers of the
Chronicle. I am
enclosing a
cheque for the
U.B.C. Development Fund and also
another cheque covering my subscription to the "Chronicle" for the next
two years.
"It seems that I have been out of
touch with my old friends at U.B.C.
After graduating, I spent ten years
in foreign fields in mining and oil
geology, having worked in New
Guinea, Borneo, Egypt and Ecuador.
Sinai Province of Egypt was the field
of my endeavours for Standard Oil,
1939-41. It is a desert wilderness but
I learned to love it.
"Since 1943 I have been engaged as
a Geologist in Canada, spending some
seven years with Imperial Oil Limited
as Advisory Staff Geologist for Western Canada. At the present time I
am located in London, Ontario, where
I am Manager of a private oil and
gas company. We are exploring for
oil and gas in the oldest petroliferous
Province of Canada. London is a
lovely city with a beautiful University
Campus which is undergoing considerable expansion this year.
"I will look forward with great
pleasure to receiving future copies of
the U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle."
Frank L. Fournier, B.A.'29,
Apt. 308-124 St. James St.,
London, Ontario.
January 18, 1957.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Preparing for a lifetime of progress
He has the urge to be where "big things'" are
happening... so he is studying engineering.
I       V V
Wherever you go in Canada today you can see the
work of the professional engineer whose vision,
initiative and orderly thinking are vital to progress
in this swift-moving technological age.
When you flip a switch at home an
amazingly intricate system of power
equipment goes to work for you.
Electricity cannot be made and stored—it is made
and delivered instantly at the speed of light. In
effect, you reach back from your switch through
wires, meters, transformers, substations, switch-
gear, generators, turbines—right to the very source
of power. This incredible process . . . safe, reliable
and low-priced . . . has been made possible through
the skills of professional engineers.
Less than 20 years ago only about
one in 700 workers was a graduate
engineer . . . today there is 1 to every 150 workers.
At Canadian General Electric we employ nearly
1,000 engineers — approximately one to every 20
employees — and more are constantly needed to
keep pace with the increasing demand for equipment to generate and transmit electric power
and the many products which put it to work.
For over 50 years this Company has conducted
a training programme for engineering graduates.
In our plants, they acquire an intimate knowledge
of the theoretical and practical principles of manufacture, design and installation. Known as the "Test
Course" it has provided important postgraduate
training for many of today's professional engineers
in various fields of Canadian industry.
The future holds many engineering
opportunities in Canada, where
people are so electrically minded
that the demand for power doubles
every 10 years! Right now engineers are busy on
products, projects and in industries that didn't even
exist a few years ago, when many electrical developments, such as television, were practically unknown.
Canada's first atomic electric power plant presents
one of the greatest engineering challenges of*
our time. It is being built by Canadian General
Electric for Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and
Ontario Hydro. This is just one of many great
projects that exemplify the major role being
played by professional engineers . . . key men
in our nation's progress.
'Progress is Our Most Important Product
The U.K. Branch has had a very
good year. Notable among the year's
events was a Christmas Sherry Party,
held at London House on December 15.
More than eighty Alumni attended the
very successful affair, including Honorary Members Norman A. Robertson,
B.A.'23, LL.D.'45, High Commissioner
for Canada in England, and W. A.
McAdam, LL.D.'56, Agent-General for
B.C. in England.
An Annual General Meeting was
held in the Overseas House in London
on February 8. The combined business
and dinner meeting elected the following Executive for the coming year:
Mrs. Douglas Roe, President, James
Clavel, B.A. '54, Secretary, Mrs. Leslie
Brown, B.A.'26, Treasurer, Mr. Connla
T. Wood, B.A.'54, Chronicle Correspondent, and Mrs. J. W. R. Adams,
B.A.'23, Mrs. O. K. S. Laugharne, B.A.
'25, H. F. E. Smith and J. Risk, B.A.
'54, M.Sc.'56, Executive Members.
Future activities of the Branch will
include a cocktail party at Canada
House, given by High Commissioner
Norman Robertson, and excursions to
an ice hockey game, the Boat Race and
the Henley Regatta.
The Assistant Secretary visited Portland during the second week of January in connection with the Northwest
District Conference of the American
Alumni Council. While there, he had
the pleasure of meeting with members
of the Branch for a very informal
and enjoyable luncheon get-together
arranged on extremely short notice by
Branch President Dr. David B. Charlton, B.A.'25. The following Graduates
were able to take time out during a
busy noon hour to attend: Dr. Charlton, Miss Margaret Sutherland, B.A.
'49, Branch Secretary, Miss Yvonne
Paul, B.A. '47, David A. Lewis, B.Com.
'38, Eric Barker, B.Com.'50, and Dick
Grahame, B.S.A.'42, B.Com.'48.
Mr. Kenneth Wardroper, B.Com.'47,
of the Canadian Consulate in Los
Angeles, was the Guest Speaker at
the end-of-the-year meeting of the
Southern California Branch, held on
December 8 in the Engineers' Club
at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
His topic was "The Point of View of
Canada in the Present World Situation," and a lively discussion followed
the talk.
The new Executive of the Branch,
elected at this meeting, is headed by
Stan Williamson, B.A.Sc.'36, who takes
over from Les McLennan, B.A.'22, as
President. Other Executive members
are Harry Cross, B.A.'24, M.A.'35,
Vice-President, Edith McSweyn, B.A.
'29, Secretary-Treasurer, and Dr. W.
F. Seyer, former member of the
Faculty at U.B.C.
Vernon  Branch  Meeting with  Dean G. C. Andrew
Herb Capozzi, B.A.'47, President of
the Montreal Branch, has resigned
from his position with the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation in Montreal
to take up his new post as General
Manager of the B.C. Lions Football
Team. The Branch has not yet elected
the new President to take his place.
Best of luck to you, Herb, in your
efforts to bring the Grey Cup to
Dr. John Deutsch, Head of the Department of Economics and Political
Science, and Colonel Harry T. Logan,
Editor of the "Chronicle," have been
invited to speak at the meeting of the
Trail Chamber of Commerce on March
21. On March 22, they will attend the
Annual Meeting of the U.B.C. Alumni
Branch in Trail.
Al Westcott, B.A.'50, B.S.W.'51, visited the Campus on January 8, bringing news of new Alumni arrivals in
Edmonton and of the general activities
of the Branch.
Dean Geoffrey C. Andrew and the
Executive Secretary are planning to
attend annual meetings of Alumni
Branches in Victoria, Duncan, Che-
mainus, Nanaimo and points north,
in late April.
Dean Andrew and the Executive
Secretary visited Alumni in the Okanagan between December 10 and 13.
Dean Andrew addressed meetings of
the Canadian Club in Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon and Revelstoke, and
both the Dean and the Executive
Secretary spoke to meetings of Alumni
Branches in Penticton, Summerland,
Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Revelstoke. They also addressed assemblies of High School Students and
Staff at most points.
This year is reunion time for the
Classes of 1917, 1922, 1927, 1932 and
1937. Committees of the respective
Class Executives are now forming in
Vancouver to look after the planning
and arrangements in connection with
these get-togethers. There is also a
possibility that the classes of 1942
and 1947 may wish to stage a meet
ing next fall in conjunction with
The Class of 1917 has been contacted by a Vancouver Committee headed
by Class Vice-President Miss Margaret
Maynard to find out how many will
be able to attend and when they wish
to meet. From letters received to
date, the Class appears to be unanimously in favour of gathering at the
time of the May Congregation.
The Class of 1922 has its own
arrangements. Their Committee is
headed by Blythe Eagles, Dean of
the Faculty of Agriculture, who, with
Mrs. Eagles, will be hosts to the class
at their home on July 3.
Other classes are expected to hold
their reunions at the time of Homecoming in early November.
The Architecture Division of the
U.B.C. Alumni Association held a
very successful reunion on February
16. The gathering included an afternoon business session in the Mildred
Brock Room and a dinner and dance
in the Brock lounge in the evening.
Guest Speaker at the dinner was Mr.
Nathan Nemetz, Q.C., B.A.'34, President of the Alumni Association, who
spoke on problems of education and
mentioned the work presently done by
the Alumni Committee on Education
to alleviate some of these problems
in B.C.
The business session discussed ways
and means by which the Division can
assist the School of Architecture in
improving its present conditions. The
enthusiasm displayed by the members
of the Division demonstrated very
clearly the need which Divisions can
fill in the University picture and was
a definite encouragement to expand
further in this field of Alumni activity.
Elected to the Executive of the
Division were J. Y. Johnstone, B.Arch.
'52, Dip.R.C.A.'54, James B. Chaster,
B.Arch.'53, and W. W. Rennie, B.Arch.
'54. Continuing on the Executive for
another year will be F. R. Whitely,
B.Arch.'53, Blair MacDonald, B.Arch.
'55, and Donald Coulter, B.Arch.'55.
The Executive members will decide
among themselves who is to fill the
position of Chairman presently held
by F. Walter Scott, B.Arch.'52.
Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of Convocation
and of the Alumni Association will
be held on April 17th in the lounge
of Brock Hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
As there have been a number of
important developments during the
past year which the meeting must
pass upon, some of them needing
approval in the form of amendments
to the Constitution, it is essential
that as many attend as can possibly
spare the time.
Guest Speaker for the occasion will
be Dr. A. E. "Dal" Grauer, President
of the B.C. Electric Company, Member
of the U.B.C. Board of Governors and
U.B.C. Chancellor-Elect.
U. B. C.    ALUMNI    CHRONICLE Dr. A. E. "Dal" Grauer
In this age of over-specialisation,
the term used to typify a man of great
versatility, who is at home in the
arts and sciences as well as in professional or business activities and
public affairs, harks back several centuries. Thus, a man who is truly versatile in several spheres of activity is
often referred to as a "Renaissance
man." This flattering term can clearly
be used to describe the subject of this
"Graduate Profile." Dal Grauer has
been outstandingly successful in four
distinct careers, as a scholar, as an
educator, as a businessman and as a
leader in community and public affairs.
As if it were not enough to be outstanding in four fields, he adds to his
accomplishments social and cultural
graces which are unusual in the
In fifteen hundred words, it is difficult to do justice to Dai's successful
achievements without making the summary read like a bald listing such as
might appear in "Who's Who". Since
we must start somewhere, however,
we can best do so by looking at what
he did as an undergraduate.
Most important, for two years Dal
served on the Students' Council, the
second year as A.M.S. President. He
achieved First Class Honours in Economics with embarrassing ease, and in
his Senior year captained the University basketball team which was runner-
up for the Dominion championship.
These academic, athletic and Campus
leadership distinctions gained him a
Rhodes Scholarship. While at Oxford,
where he read law, he captained the
University lacrosse team and was
asked to join the 1928 Canadian Olym-
After this Profile had been sent to the printer,
the announcement was made of Dr. Grauer's election by acclamation as Chancellor of U.B.C, in
succession to Chief Justice Sherwood Lett. Dr.
Grauer will preside over his first Congregation for
conferring  of degrees in  October.
Graduate Profile—
A. E. uDal" Grauer
By   Lawrence   B.   Jack,   B.A.'32,   M.A.(Cal.),   Ph.D.   (McGill),
and  Richard M.  Bibbs, B.A.Sc.'45
B.A. (Oxon.
pic lacrosse team which won the world
championship at Amsterdam. Sandwiched between his years at U.B.C.
and Oxford, he also found time to
gain his Ph.D. in Economics at the
University of California (Berkeley).
Soon after his return to Vancouver
from Oxford, Dai's scholarly capacities
were recognised by the University of
Toronto, which invited him to join the
Department of Political Economy as a
lecturer in 1931. Although Economics
had always been his chosen sphere, he
soon gravitated to the School of Social
Work, under the compelling influence
of the late E. J. Urwick. Upon Professor Urwick's retirement, he stepped
into his mentor's position as a full
Professor and Director of the Department at the age of 31.
Whenever a man achieves academic
distinction, and also clearly has a
sound grasp of practical matters, he
will certainly be called upon to help
deal with problems in public affairs.
Since Dal Grauer clearly had the required twin talents, he was soon drawn
into bodies which dealt with civic
problems in the Greater Toronto area.
The reputation he early achieved in
this sort of community effort led to
his being called upon in short order
to participate in Federal affairs. The
Bank of Canada retained him to study
Canada's taxation system, and this
association led later to his retention by
the Royal Commission on Dominion-
Provincial Relations (the Rowell-Sirois
Commission) in 1937 to take a senior
position on its research staff. In that
capacity he authored five reports in
the broad fields of public health,
labour, housing and social insurance.
Although this  effort alone  would  be
a back-breaking task for the ordinary
man, it was typical of Professor
Grauer that he continued throughout
the academic year 1937-38 to conduct
his full complement of teaching, commuting between Ottawa and Toronto
to do so. Much more recently, after
he had attained his present distinguished position in the business world,
he was the Federal Government's inevitable choice to be a member of the
current Royal Commission on Canada's
Economic Prospects.
As one might expect, Dr. Grauer
has retained, throughout his more recent career as a spectacularly successful businessman, a strong and practical interest in education, directed
particularly toward his Alma Mater.
Since 1942, he has served continously
on the Senate of U.B.C. and, on
October 2, 1956, he was appointed to
the Board of Governors. Throughout
this period, he has been a leading
member of the "Friends of the University," which is a group of influential men dedicated to helping the
University grow. He has led the
business community in setting a pattern for endowment of scholarships,
bursaries and research. Characteristically, he feels there is yet much to
be done in this field. As he said to
the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
two years ago: "Business has contributed substantially to the provision
of scholarships at the University of
B.C., but this is a field, like research,
where, in not many years, I believe
businessmen will look back upon their
present donations as meagre."
Dal Grauer's third career, in business, started fitfully after he left
Oxford when he joined the law firm
Senior "A" Basketball Team, 1924.   From left, Standing: T. Wilkinson, Prof. Knapp, K. Carlisle, D. Wallis
(Trainer), A. E. Grauer.   From left, Seated: E. Bassett, L. Bickell, D. Hartley (Captain), G. Lewis, F. Butler.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Official  Opening  Sefon   Lake  Power  Development.
From   left:   Thomas   E.   Ingledow,   D.Sc.'55,   John
Manson,   Chairman,   Lillooet   Village   Commission,
and  Dr.  Grauer.
of E. P. Davis and Company, being
called to the Bar in 1930 at the age
of 24. This early legal training stood
him in particularly good stead when
he left academic life in 1939 to join
the B.C. Electric Company as General
Secretary. The abandonment at that
time of a flourishing University career
and of his position as a trusted consultant of governments when he was
still only 33, provided Dal with an
opportunity to test theories of business which he had developed in his
capacity as economist, sociologist and
government consultant.
For British Columbia, it was the
beginning of a profitable partnership
when he returned home.
Throughout the war, Grauer was one
of the few economists in the country
who was convinced that the immediate
post-war years would see expansion of
business activity rather than depression. In taking this attitude, he was
drawing not only upon his training,
but also relying on his conviction that
a rapid period of growth lay ahead
for the Province of British Columbia.
Therefore, building upon his convictions, Dal led a group in his Company
which planned for a burst of post-war
activity, not only in order to catch up
for the wasted years when maximum
economic effort was directed to war
channels, but also to meet the boom
conditions he had predicted. Early in
1944, he was elected Vice-President of
his Company and, toward the end of
the same year, Executive Vice-President. Elected President in the spring
of 1946, he was able to follow through
the post-war expansion plans he had
so carefully drawn, which, at a cost of
400 million dollars, have by now made
the B.C. Electric the largest business
enterprise in Western Canada.
Although the record of effort and
success outlined above would tax an
ordinary mortal to the utmost, Dal
Grauer  has   given  full  effect  to   his
private philosophy that "the individual
owes service to his community." His
work in this field has been prodigious
and has never been parochial. He
served for many years on the Board
of Trustees of the Vancouver General
Hospital, three of them as Chairman;
he has been Honorary Vice-President
of both the Canadian Welfare Council
and the Family Welfare Bureau of
Greater Vancouver, as well as being
a member of the Canadian Disaster
Relief Fund. On the day he received
his appointment to the Board of Governors of U.B.C, he was presented
with the Vancouver Lodge B'nai B'rith
Goodwill award in recognition of his
support for the Canadian Council of
Christians and Jews. An accomplished
pianist himself, he served three terms
as President of the Vancouver Symphony Society.
Again, on wider fronts, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the
International Chamber of Commerce,
member of the Canadian Council of
the   National   Industrial   Conference
With  his   brother,  J.   J.  Grauer  of  Jersey   Farms,
he  examines   prize-winning   member  of  the  herd.
This litany of success might give
one the impression that Dr. A. E.
Grauer is by now an over-worked, har-
rassed and much-put-upon tycoon. On
the contrary, however, he is in fact a
Dal Grauer with the Board of Trustees, The Vancouver General Hospital, 1953.
From  Left:  Standing, W.  0.  Clarkson, W.  Orson   Banfield,  B.A.Sc.'22,  M.A.Sc'23, A.   L.  Wright, J:  R:
Neilson, A. E. Grauer, Leon N. Hickernell, A. C. DesBrisay, Walter J. McNaughton.   Seated, Alderman Earle
Adams, Alderman George C. Miller, Alderman Mrs. R. J. Sprott and Thomas S. Dixson.
Board, member of the Advisory Committee on Atomic Power, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, and member
of the Dollar-Sterling Trade Board.
This truly impressive listing by no
means includes all the organisations
of which he is either an active or
honorary board member, nor does it
begin to approximate the number of
groups, within both the local and the
national community, for which he has
done service as speaker, counsellor or
With this background of achievement and activity, Dal Grauer clearly
takes his place as one of Canada's
most outstanding businessmen and
public servants in whom confidence
mounts yearly. This confidence has
been expressed in the invitations he
has had to join the directors of such
Companies as the Sun Life Assurance
Company of Canada, Canadian Chemical and Cellulose Company, The
Royal Bank of Canada, MacMillan
and Bloedel Limited, the Montreal
Trust Company, the Dominion Bridge
Company Limited, and Ventures
tycoon who steadfastly refuses to
look or to act like one. Still only 51,
he is the model father of three sons
and three daughters. His deep faith
in the worth of the individual, his
warm and compelling confidence, and
his superb faculty for unobtrusive
leadership have kept him a delightful
and approachable man known to hundreds simply as "Dal".
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Here is a map that should interest young engineers. It
shows a variety of projects incorporating the latest technical
All were designed and/or constructed by Bechtel engineers.
Now we are preparing to put a great many new industrial
installations on the map and, consequently, opportunities for
builders for industry        a lifetime career at Bechtel have never been more plentiful.
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        10 The President Reports—
The Future of Higher Education
Dear Alumni:
The future of Higher Education is
a topic which has been given widespread public attention in Canada and
throughout the Western World in the
past year. There is a growing recognition of the importance of the role
Higher Education will play in the
development of our natural and
human resources. Our Universities
have always occupied a leading and
distinguished part in the intellectual
and cultural growth of every Western
nation. Today, perhaps more than
ever before, while continuing their
ancient role, they are being called
upon to an unprecedented extent to
take a lead in developing the economy,
the physical growth, and indeed the
security of the nations of which they
play a part.
I discussed these facts in relation to
the future of Higher Education in
British Columbia at the Annual Meeting of the Victoria and Island Publicity
Bureau in Victoria on February 22.
I thought that you would be interested
in reading some of the following
excerpts from that address: "The expansion of the whole of our economy,
and particularly of our British Columbian economy, will require far more
educated and trained young men and
women than we are presently producing. Further, if we are to maintain our place in the world and achieve
any degree of security in it in respect
of the competition for trained personnel developing in the United States,
and in the face of the threat to our
continued existence as a free country,
then we must do more than we have
been doing for the Universities in
Canada and for the University of
British Columbia in particular.
"By the terms of Confederation,
education, including University education, is a provincial responsibility.
This responsibility, in my opinion,
means that the people of the Province
through their Provincial Legislature
and Government are, and must be, responsible for what I describe as "the
basic services" of Higher Education.
These include all undergraduate work
and all professional schools, faculties
and departments. However, because of
the interest of other governments and
of other groups in Higher Education
they too should make their special contributions to our Universities. If Universities are to do the best work of
which they are capable they must have
the maximum measure and degree of
freedom in the conduct of their own
affairs. This is best assured when their
financial support flows from a wide
variety of sources, and where no one
government or group is able to interfere with or dictate to the members
of the academic community. We at the
University  of  British   Columbia  get,
and I hope will continue to get, very
substantial amounts of money each
year, not only from governments, but
from industry, from business corporations and from private citizens, including Alumni.
"I may say in this connection that
we are planning to organise a large
capital drive programme in the coming
year 1958. We have already begun
work and are hoping that it will be
possible to increase private and public
contributions to our capital needs. I
can assure you that we will do everything in our power to attract as much
private capital to our University as
we possibly can.
"I know of no University anywhere,
to which the student body has contributed so much—out of their own very
limited resources. This, despite the
fact that the University is a Provincial
University, with a Board of Governors
and Senate representing all parts of
the Province, and situated, not in
Vancouver, but on Provincial lands
adjacent to Vancouver. In fact so little
claim do we have on Vancouver that
for a considerable period of the last
twelve months the Fire Department of
that city, because of legal technicalities, was apparently of the opinion,
as was the City Council, that they
would have to let us burn down rather
than assist us if a serious fire occurred.
"Here are two other illustrations
of the problems associated with developing a University in Canada—
and in British Columbia. In 1948,
under heavy pressure from the people
of the Province, from the Legislature
and the Government, we agreed to
organise a Faculty of Medicine, and
were promised at that time adequate
and appropriate buildings, equipment
and facilities. That Faculty, potentially one of the best in Canada, is
still occupying huts on the Campus
and will not be able to move
into permanent buildings for at least
three or four years. Last year, again
at the request of the Government and
the Legislature and under public pressure, we agreed to take over responsibility for all teacher training in the
Province. To date this new College
and Faculty of Education is carrying
on after a fashion in a small temporary
building and a number of huts, and
again it will not be possible to provide
them with suitable accommodation for
several  years.
"Universities in the modern world
are extremely expensive institutions if
they are to provide adequate services
and a variety of them. The University
of Michigan over the past ten years
has spent more than sixty millions on
new buildings and it has present plans
for sums to be spent over the next
ten   years   two   or   three   times   this
At   a   colourful   ceremony   in    the   Armouries   on
February  11,  Lt.  Col. G. M. Shrum, O.B.E., M.M.,
E.D.,   handed   over   Honorary   Command   of   U.B.C.
Contingent,   C.O.T.C,   to   Colonel   N.   A.   M.
MacKenzie,   C.M.G., M.M. and Bar.
amount. The University of Toronto,
despite years of vigorous resistance,
has finally accepted the inevitability of
an enrolment of at least twenty-two
thousand, and the Government of the
Province of Ontario, for that University alone, is proposing to spend over
forty millions in the next ten years.
"One other fact, and in many ways
a much more serious one. Unless our
teaching and research staff are of
top-flight quality in respect of their
abilities and training and their experience, they have no place in a University and should have no part in the
training and education of the best
young men and women in our country
and our Province. Within the past
week I have had letters of resignation
from three highly qualified young men
who are leaving us for better paid
positions in other institutions, two of
them in the United States. This is
likely to continue in an accelerated
way unless two things are done. One,
that we get enough money to pay them
reasonably adequate salaries in comparison with the offers made them by
other institutions in the United States
or by Industry or Governments. The
other is that they be given reasonable
hope that over a period of years the
University of British Columbia will be
adequately equipped with buildings
and  facilities.
"So that you may not think that I
am unduly pessimistic may I go on
record to the effect that we have, in
my opinion, the best University in
Canada at the present time, and I am
most anxious that it remain the best.
For the time being, that is for the
past six months, our teaching staff has
been brought up to the floors paid to
its teaching staff by the University of
Toronto; but I am practically certain
that Toronto will move ahead of us
within the next twelve months if we
do not increase our salaries."
Yours sincerely,
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        12 David   Brock   Finds   the
World   Mildly   Amusing
By David  Brock
D r . Pellagra
Wrimsley, noted
a u t h ority on
mental agronomy, declared last
week that professors and students alike must
come out of their
ivory towers and
get down among
the grass roots.
"If we run across
some mastodon ivory down there
among the grass roots," she said,
"we will know how to deal with it.
And believe me, we shall find plenty
of allies down there among the sexton
beetles, moles, centipedes, rodents,
worms, and other honest realists.
Even the ostriches have the right idea,
but they do not go deep enough." Dr.
Wrimsley feels that if you are unable
to get fully underground, at least
during your lifetime, the next best
thing is to try to get under a log or
a good flat stone. "What we so desperately need," she said, "is for every
Canadian to face the future with dirt
in his eyes. Ivory towers haven't
even got window-boxes."
Dr.   Wrimsley  hopes   to  conduct  a
symposium ... a Latin word, from
the Greek, meaning a drinking-party
... at which the cry of "Here's mud
in your eye!" will be followed by a
quite literal fulfilment of that hearty
wish. Gobs of real B.C. mud will be
scooped up by trained on-the-spot reporters to ensure full coverage.
The University of McGonto announces the appointment of Dr. F. J.
Rusma as its first Professor of Human Happiness. Later, degrees will
be granted in this subject, provided
it will make anyone any happier.
Dr. Rusma has long taught that if
we could only understand each other's
problems, this familiarity would breed
not only contempt but unhappiness.
He is, in fact, thoroughly familiar
with this problem. "Who is unhap-
pier," he asks, "than the man whose
wife doesn't understand him or the
one whose wife understands him all
too well?"
He has studied happiness among
larks, clams, grigs, kings, and other
things that one can be as happy as.
"Kings present a special problem,"
he says. "They complain a good deal
about their lot, but when forced to
abdicate they frequently utter shrill
cries." Dr. Rusma feels hibernation
is only a 50% answer to the problem
of happiness, but any students who
wish   to   attempt   hibernation   during
his   courses   will   receive   his   fullest
A small group of students at the
University of British Alsaskitoba has
decided to abolish the monarchy. "We
are tired of paying ship-money to
the English tyrants," said pert Bapsy
Mimico, who is working her way
through college as a psychology
model. Bapsy feels Time Magazine is
a must for a girl who wants to take
Life seriously. She has built herself
a fine hifi-for-shame set and has a
pretty collection of discs. Bapsy honestly enjoys seeing other people's
coloured photographs and is therefore in constant demand. (This is
No. 1 of a series of short profiles, in
full colour, of Young Minds of All
It has been suggested that North
American universities should adopt a
brief intensive rushing season for
bidding and pledging each other's professors. Except during this season,
all persuasion would be strictly deplored. The post office department
would be asked not to transmit offseason offers of employment through
the mails. "To make an offer to the
employee of another university is an
invasion of privacy and only censorship can stamp it out," said Dean
Tendergast of Lusslief Tech.
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U    B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE 10 Years of
Architectural Development
By Fred Lasserre,  B.Arch., M.R.A.I.C, Director of the School of Architecture
In choosing a
title for these
lines I was on the
verge of "Ten
Years of Change"
when I realised
its inappropriate-
ness. The last ten
years have not
been noteworthy
for "change" but
they have for
"development". It Fred Lasserre
was the years 1939 to 1945 which saw
the change that established the nature
of our present architectural development and of the present trends in
architectural  education.
What was the Architectural Scene
in 1939?
We saw buildings being erected then
using every historical and eclectic
device to hide or camouflage the technological fabric of the building. False
classical columns and massive looking
hollow buttresses were added to the
structure of buildings to give them
"architectural grace and dignity."
Buildings were being copied, not designed or created. Since buildings
were being erected for new purposes
requiring new forms, only the trappings of historical architecture remained; for example: a faked half-
timbered veneer with peaked roof and
gable window would be applied to the
front of a plain box-like block of
apartments, the window ending above
the flat roof of the block and backed
by a comouflaged interior.
The few brave pieces of modern
architecture, which accepted contemporary technology as an ally in the
production of useful and beautiful
buildings were held in contempt as
eccentric. Only a handful of critics
and devotees fully understood the
importance of these new buildings.
The works of Le Corbusier, Frank
Lloyd Wright, Mies van de Rohe,
Tecton, Gropius, Mendelsohn, Neutra
were considered ugly, irreverent and
suited to factories and "long-haired"
What change took place by  1946?
The emergency needs of the war
and the technological advances during
these years combined to produce defense buildings which were functional
to a high degree. There was a search
for a simple direct architectural form
in keeping with the spirit of efficiency
and absence of waste which prevailed
during the war years. A link was
established with the leaders of the
modern movement, with the works of
Le   Corbusier,   Gropius   and   Wright
whose open planning and freedom
from rigidity liberated architectural
thinking, allowing it to explore new
relationships between interior spaces
and between these and exterior spaces.
As the architects and their clients
emerged from the war to plan the
numerous new structures which our
twentieth century Urban Civilisation
required, they found a number of new
factors. The war had largely changed
the social spirit from one of pretention to one of service. Buildings were
built to serve man whether for Education or the United Nations. They
were not built to impress by massive
colonnades, decoration and emulation.
The labour scene had also changed to
one of collaboration between management and labour. The Unions were
accepted as an integral part of our
social system. The craft unions had
reluctantly accepted the gradual
change to more and more "industrialisation" of the building industry and
began to use labour and time saving
machines and processes. In this
change over we lost our craftsmen,
even skilled stone masons became
scarce, carvers and decorative plasterers practically vanished.
The Architecture which appeared
was an austere one; one that hoped
to obtain its effect in a precise and
creative interpretation of the structure of the building. The maximum
of efficiency was expected of buildings
and their interiors were to be conditioned to every physiological and psychological requirement of man. The
structure was reduced to the minimum
necessary to combat gravity (and to
be within the requirements of building
codes). It was enclosed in a shell—
the roof and walls—which acted as a
filter between the exterior and the
interior, letting in what was needed
for man's comfort and keeping out
what was undesirable. This filter was
being made more and more adjustable
to take care of the vagaries of the
This fitted into the new social and
labour picture. The primary aim of
the building became Man and his
comfort, and his ease of mind. It also
was to be an efficient, serviceable
building with a maximum of useable
space, capable of a multiplicity of
uses if necessary. The freedom for
which we had fought and which is at
the root of Democracy found expression in the freedom of the plans, the
flowing space through the building
and on to the exterior. The "picture"
window, "indoor-outdoor living", the
"patio", as well as the "open" plan
Interest  in  Structure.    A  Community  Centre  Constructed by  4th  Year Student  Rex  Raymer.
are all terms associated with the new
post-war architecture. At the same
time a type of construction was being
developed to exploit to the full new
technological advances and the new
type of labour force which was available. More and more of the buildings
had their parts arrive on the site
ready for immediate assembly. The
amount of waste in construction diminished. The units being assembled—
bathrooms, stairs, elevators, walls
(curtain walls) and a continuously increasing number of other parts were
being manufactured in factories away
from the site. The building craftsman was no longer required. For example, a large high school recently
completed in a suburb of San Francisco can be dismantled by the use of
an ordinary home screw-driver. It
is completely built of prefabricated
metal parts clamped together. The
separate trades on the job are no
longer required to integrate their
work with the structure. This integration, just as in a machine, is done at
the design stage, the design taking
into account the new techniques of
assembly and of trade union relationships.
There is one other feature, which
was impressed on the architects trying to find their way in the new postwar architectural world. This was
that in satisfying man's building needs
it was essential to include the satisfaction of the aesthetic side of his
psychological needs. The great architectural leaders of our time from the
beginning had made the core of their
message that architecture must be an
art, a very important art since it is
so persistently visible. It is responsible for the appearance of what we
see most around us—the rooms, buildings and towns. At the same time
these architects insisted that an art
to be alive and meaningful must belong to its age and therefore the art
in our architecture would emerge only
when we have exploited to the full
the materials and the techniques of
building   of   our   age.
Over this technological building
base would be placed symbols and
individual creative expression, which
complete man's psychological and
aesthetic acceptance of a building.
The inclusion of decoration was considered as something desirable but
its attainment was still uncertain. In
this uncertainty some modern designers advanced the theory that "less is
more" as a valid and moral justification for the elimination of all decoration.    They   suggested   that   human
14 beings plus the industrially produced
functional parts would act as decoration. Such features as lighting fixtures, furniture and drapes would give
interest to the interior of the building.
The exterior was to remain unadorned,
relying on its general form and purity
of line to achieve its effect. Many
buildings are still being designed today following this architectural philosophy.
Now, what has happened in the
last ten years ?
As more and more buildings have
been erected in an unadorned but precise and well-executed manner, the
brittle emotional sterility of this
architecture has become apparent.
Yet the architect is caught in a technological trap. Economics and modern
methods and processes now make it
impossible to turn back to craft-like
buildings. However, what is occurring is that the craftsman-artist
works more closely with industry. He
no longer works on the building structure except as a surface decorator, or
as a supplier of art works free of the
building. The sculpture forms of
classical columns and Gothic portals
are no longer possible. The artist is
more and more brought in to advise
in the creation of richness by the
manner in which materials are assembled, in the decorating of free
element such as furniture, doors,
slabs,   sheets   of   mosaic.
The number of new modern structures built in the past ten years has
established that the old forms of architecture, admirable as they were
for their time and incredibly beautiful as they are, are not suitable for
erection in our time. Having established architectural emanicipation
from any past style a passionate
search has unfolded for a style which
best interprets our technological and
industrial civilisation, and the goals
of democracy. Our "free-enterprise"
democracy has gone far towards
socialism, with social welfare measures and other developments on
behalf of all members of the community. Yet, can we say that Democracy
is fully democratic? Are we a happy,
well-integrated people confident of our
place in the world and in destiny ?
This is reflected in the confusion
which exists in the types of buildings
which   are   being   erected.    They  are
Studies  in  Basic  Design.   Constructed  by  1st  and 2nd  Year Students.
Primitive Structure . A Study in the Fundamentals
of   Human    Dwellings,   Constructed   by   2nd   Year
found to be riddled with contradictions. Buildings which claim to be
functional leak badly and roast in
the summer afternoon sun; buildings which try to be of the landscape,
intimately blended with their surroundings, are as completely sealed
against the exterior as is possible,
and fully artificial in every detail of
their interiors (even the landscaping
has probably been carefully re-adjusted) ; buildings are informally laid out
for formal functions and council
chambers are arranged for authoritarian management rather than for
the democratic procedures professed
This confusion of architectural directions has of course been reflected
in the Schools of Architecture. The
one fixed and established criterion of
good architecture at any time is that
its form is an honest expression of
its function and of its structure. The
Schools of Architecture have therefore concentrated in the last ten years
on improving their technical courses
and in making the student more conscious of the functional ends to which
the building must be directed: man's
physical and physiological welfare and
the ultimate economic achievement of
the building. The social and aesthetic
goals of the building, those qualities
which will live on beyond this epoch,
are still ill-defined. The Schools are
confused and therefore they are timid
in the handling of theory courses.
Faculty members are suspicious of
one another's theories, and are afraid
of the student being misled.
Certain points of common agreement, nevertheless, have been reached.
Prior to 1939 the basic studies in
Architecture usually started with a
study of historical architectural styles
which were meticulously copied. Since
the war there has been an almost
universal development of a course
called Basic Design, which now forms
the foundation course in almost one
hundred per cent of the North Ameri
can schools. Even in such a stronghold of the academic tradition as the
Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris is
this course given. The course aims
at freeing the student's thinking of
preconceived aesthetic and visual notions and at giving him an understanding of the basis of visual reaction and
of the aesthetics of architecture.
At the same time Schools in their
various ways are introducing more
humanities courses. It is hoped that
this will assist the student in obtaining some guidance in his evaluation of
human behaviour, of human likes and
dislikes, or human reaction and relationships. This is the real substance
of the architect's professional service
and it is felt that he must assist in
the search for an answer to the social
and emotional problems of our day.
He cannot merely wait until a client
defines an architectural problem before he puts the shell around it. The
architect is more and more expected
to assist the client in the definition
of that problem by thinking of the
shell at the same time as the definition is being made precise.
The Curricula of the Schools, including our own, which is currently celebrating its Tenth Anniversary, have
been and still are developing in
breadth rather than in increased specialisation. The conflict between technical and functional courses on one
side and the humanistic and aesthetic
courses on the other is very real. Our
School is investigating the possibility of becoming a fully graduate
School of three years duration. This
would follow a four year Arts and
Science Course prior to the student
embarking on the more technical and
professional  courses.
This would lengthen the years of
study by one, but it might make them
more fruitful and rewarding. The
student and eventual architect would
have a better understanding of the
underlying human and social goals
which his buildings will house and
his architecture express.
UBC    ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Parade  arrives at  U.B.C.  site,  Point Grey.
By Aubrey Roberts, Arts '23
Addressing Freshmen at the Cairn
Ceremony last fall I rather blandly
asserted that we who participated in
the Student Campaign and Great Trek
in 1922 didn't realise that we were
creating a tradition for the University of British Columbia.
Perhaps I was only half right on
that point for I find that The Ubyssey
of Novemebr 2, 1922, carried a brief
editorial under the heading "Our
Heritage" which hints at the future.
It said:
"Something has happened to this
University, something not easy to
describe, and yet something which
should receive mention here. It is
only now, in the presence of the genuine that we have come to realise the
futility of those florid phrases in
which we were wont to congratulate
ourselves upon our college spirit. That
immaturity is passed, and in its place
we have a consciousness—and a pride
—too genuine to dress in purple
patches. We have come into our heritage." I do not know who wrote the
editorial—Harry M. Cassidy, B.A.'23,
was Editor in Chief, A. G. Bruun,
B.A.'24, was senior Editor and G. B.
Riddehough, B.A.'24, was Editor for
the week—but the author came close
to eventual truth about the campaign.
Incidentally, The Ubyssey was a
weekly in those days and I'm sure
every participant in the Trek would
find much of interest and amusement
in its pages as I did recently when
refreshing my memory of things long
However, the Editor of the Chronicle wants something factual about
the Student Campaign and Great
Trek, not idle reminiscences. This
then is the story of 1922 as it emerges
from the mists of an inadequate
In 1922 the University was housed
in temporary buildings at the  Fair-
view site of the General Hospital and
some of the accommodation shamed
even the poorest of U.B.C.'s present-
day army huts. The Province of British Columbia in 1911 set aside a
3000-acre site at Point Grey for the
University Campus and in 1914 construction started on the Science
Building and the Faculty of Agriculture barns. World War I halted operations and the bare girders of the
Science Building for ten long years
symbolised the first major disappointment in the life of the new University.
When U.B.C. opened its doors on
September 30, 1915, there were 379
students. By 1922 there were 1176—
an increase of 211 percent served in
accommodation which had increased
only 25 percent. Classes were held in
shacks, tents, a church basement, attics and nearby homes.
Shortly before the close of the
1921-22 term the Students' Council at
the prompting of Ab Richards, B.S.A.
'23, D.Sc.'49, and Jack Grant, B.A.'24,
began to consider a Student Publicity
Campaign (its official title) directed
at the Provincial Government whose
repeated promises and failure to resume work at Point Grey had become
somewhat frustrating. A Committee
was appointed to do preliminary planning and canvassing during the summer vacation. The Ubyssey fails to
record the names of the Committee
but I am informed that it included Ab
Richards, Jack Grant, A. H. Finlay,
B.A.Sc'24, Jack Clyne, B.A.'23, and
Marjorie Agnew, B.A.'22. Each student was armed with a petition containing space for 25 signatures and
urged to make a vigorous canvass
during the summer. The Committee
interviewed community leaders in
every area, gave addresses at Boards
of Trade, service clubs and any other
groups which could be persuaded to
co-operate. Jack Clyne was charged
with the responsibility of preparing
data for presentation to Government
and public.
Drafting of the petition fell to the
lot of Jack Clyne and Bruce Fraser,
B.A.'22, both now members of the
Bench. Professor H. F. Angus was
consulted on the final draft, both as
to content and formal wording of the
When the fall term started, an expanded Campaign Committee was appointed. Ab Richards, President of
the Students' Council, was General
Chairman; Percy M. Barr, B.A.Sc.'24,
D.Sc.'45, Vice-Chairman; Jack Grant
Campaign Manager; Marjorie Agnew
Secretary; Betty Somerset, B.A.'24,
Assistant Secretary; R. L. "Brick"
MacLeod, B.A.'25, Treasurer; Joe
Brown, B.A.'23, M.A.'25, Jack Clyne,
Al Buchanan, B.A.'24, John Allardyce, B.A.'19, M.A.'21, and Aubrey
Roberts, Members. The Committee
started immediately on an intensive
and extensive campaign. We set up
a Varsity Press Bureau which sent
material to all the B.C. weeklies and
trade magazines. Harry Cassidy,
B.A.'23, Don Mclntyre, B.A.'23, and
yours truly were the Directors.
During the summer some 16,000
petitions had been obtained and the
first order of business was an effort
to increase this number to 50,000—
an objective which was exceeded by
6000. A house-to-house canvass was
organised, a booth set up at the fair,
and one enterprising student even
rode the Fairview street car—remem-
Students  in   Shell  of   Present  Chemistry  Building,
First   Permanent   Building   on   Campus.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE 16 ber the old Belt Line? — all day collecting signatures. The Ubyssey put
out a special edition October 24, 1922,
headed "Wednesday is Varsity Canvass Day—Here are Your Official Instructions".
Speakers were sent to all who would
listen, talks were given from the
stage of city theatres and over radio
station CKCD, one of the city's first
stations. The week of October 22-28
was declared "Varsity Week" with a
"pilgrimage" to Point Grey as the
final event on Saturday, October 28.
The pilgrimage—it wasn't called
the Trek until afterwards—started
with a parade which formed on the
Georgia Street viaduct and wound its
way through downtown Vancouver
(Main, Hastings, Granville, if you
want the details). At Davie and
Granville the parade broke up and
the students boarded a fleet of street
cars provided by the B.C. Electric.
There was much cheering and hullabaloo as the street cars moved across
Granville Street Bridge and out
Broadway to Tenth and Sasamat.
There the Trek began.
Great Trekkers J. F. Brown, Hon. Mr. Justice J. V.
Clyne, Miss Marjorie Agnew, Mrs. J. V. Clyne and
Aubrey  Roberts   looking  at  a   recent  map  of  the
The parade, incidentally, was a
very creditable effort by the standards of 30 years ago. There were a
large number of floats—thirty-five in
all—most of which carried the message of overcrowding and undernourishment. The Science '26 float had a
huge sardine can labelled "Sardines,
Varsity Brand, Packed in Fairview";
the Engineers and the Aggies had distinctive offerings. There were several
bands recruited from friendly organisations in the city and a number of
firms entered floats to help the cause.
We (the Campaign Committee)
muffed one in connection with 'the
parade. A C.P.R. train insisted on
right-of-way at Carrall Street and
neatly cut the parade in half!
The Parade Marshals—Al Buchanan, Jock Lundie, B.A.'24, and Bob
Hedley, B.A.Sc.'24, were busy during
the parade, but they had to swing
into action again when the street cars
deposited several hundred students at
Tenth and Sasamat. There the trekkers formed up by Faculties and
Classes and started the march over
the wagon trail—it wasn't much better than that—to the Point Grey
Great Trek  passing Georgia  on Granville.
Each class had its own Marshall and
perhaps you will remember some of
these: Arts'23, C. Upshall; Arts'24,
J. Lundie; Arts'25, J. B. Shore; Arts
'26, W. H. Sparks; Science '23, Archie
McVittie; Science '24, Bob Hedley;
Science '25, Mort Richmond; Science
'26, F. J. Owen; Aggie '23, Harry
Fulton; Aggie '24, Hugh Russell;
Aggie '25, L. A. Murphy; Aggie '26,
Gab Luyat.
At the Point Grey site the men, who
had marched ahead, climbed onto the
bare girders of the Science Building-
while Brick MacLeod, yell king, and
his assistant, E. J. Bloomfield, Arts
'25, led them in a "Skyrocket" for the
girls as they arrived on the scene.
There were brief speeches by Ab
Richards and Jack Grant, much photo
taking (we had three newsreel cameramen in attendance) and a general
whoop-de-doo. The entire student
body then formed a huge "U.B.C." on
the level ground in front of the Science
Building, again for the benefit of the
A hot dog and coffee stand was set
up at the side of the road, with Miss
E. P. Hansford, Miss Marjorie Agnew
and Miss Betty Somerset in charge.
Profits went to the campaign treasury.
Scores—or was it hundreds ?—of
Vancouver citizens followed the Trek
in their own cars and most of the
trekkers got a lift back to town when
the show was over.
The Cairn which symbolises the
Trek was a brilliant idea of the late
Professor P. A. Boving, eagerly
adopted by the Campaign Committee.
The frame of the Cairn was set up
before the Trek by Angus MacRitchie
of the Art Monument Company after
the site had been surveyed by W. H.
Powell, member of the Civil Engineering Staff, and A. H. Finlay, B.A.Sc.'24.
The Cairn was designed by Messrs.
Sharpe and Tompson, Architects of
the U.B.C. buildings at Point Grey.
The top of the Cairn was left open
Jack Grant
Ab Richards       Percy M. Barr
so that the trekkers could make a
token gesture by tossing any and all
rocks they could find into its centre.
Student volunteers in the week before
the Trek had assisted Mr. MacRitchie
by finding and moving the large stones
needed for the base and sides.
Inside the Cairn is a roll of parchment recording the history of the
Campaign. The inscription on the
outside says simply "To the Glory of
Our Alma Mater. Student Campaign
After the Trek, on Tuesday, November 1, 1922, to be exact, four leaders
of the Student Campaign went to
Victoria to interview Premier John
Oliver and Members of his Cabinet.
They were introduced by Ian Mackenzie, M.L.A. for Vancouver (later Rt.
Hon. Ian Mackenzie, M.P., Minister of
National Defence).
The Delegation—Ab Richards, Percy
Barr, Jack Grant and Jack Clyne met
the Cabinet and interviewed nearly
every Member of the House individually. They made such a good impression that they were invited to address
the Members and the House adjourned
to the Members' Room for the occasion.
In the House the 56,000 petitions,
carried in pomp by six page boys,
were placed before the Speaker roll
by roll. They now rest in the Provincial Archives.
One week later—on November 9—
Premier John Oliver announced that
the Government would make a grant
of $1,500,000 immediately to start construction of the University at the
Point Grey site.  And so it was.
The comment which members of
the Campaign Committee value most
highly—and which every student of
U.B.C. past and present, should take
to heart—was contained in an editorial
by the "Daily Province."   It said:
"It is a remarkable feature of this movement, in which the undergraduates had
complete control, that it should have been
carried out without indiscretion or sacrifice
or offence against good taste . . . Organisers and participants showed the high
spirit and gaiety of youth, but they did
not forget that they were ladies and gentlemen. They made their appeal without
bitterness and without offense to public
men and to the Community. In the years
to come, when, as mature and influential
citizens, they shall contemplate the University establishment at Point Grey, they
may look back on their early share in this
development with much satisfaction and no
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Hungarian   Forestry   School  on   Steps  of   the   Biological   Science   Building.
Flight to Freedom
Hungarian Forestry Faculty Arrives in Canada
By George S. Allen, M.A.Sc, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Forestry
Mr. Fred McNeil of the Powell River
Company and I flew to Vienna on
December 13 to meet the staff and
students of the Technical University
of Hungary at Sopron and discuss
with them their proposed move to
Canada. From Vienna we went by fast
car to St. Wolfgang where students
and staff were housed in a youth
hostel and a rest home, respectively.
We spent two days with the group,
showed them films and coloured stills,
asked and answered questions through
interpreters, and discussed the pros
and cons of moving a University half
way around the world.
We returned to Vienna by even
faster car, spent a few hours with
various people concerned with the
venture, visited two border refugee
camps, slept a little, waited a lot,
travelled to Munich by bus with 60
refugees, flew to Amsterdam, waited
for fog to lift, and then at last winged
over the top of the world back to
That is a summary of our trip —
uncluttered with detail — factual, but
uninteresting. All of the interest lay
in the details; a few of which are set
out below.
I mentioned a fast car to St. Wolfgang. It was driven by a stiff-backed
Austrian by the name of Hans, a
quiet, elderly man, ordinarily, who
turned into a demon behind the wheel.
Mr. Gordon Cox, Canadian Charge-
d'affaires, told Hans we were in a
bit of a hurry and to drive "quickly
but without accident." By a judicious
use of horn and accelerator, steering
wheel and brake, Hans managed to
exceed the legal Viennese speed limit
by 30 miles per hour without having
an accident—but he left behind him
white-faced truck drivers, and pedestrians who would henceforth hesitate
before leaving the sidewalk. Mr. Cox
finally admitted defeat: "Nicht so
schnell, Hans! nicht so schnell!"-—and
we settled down to a comfortable 55
miles per hour.
I won't try to describe the return
trip two days later—the nightmare
might come back.
The Sopron students were amazing
—covered by the poorest of clothing,
faces and hair shining, and eager for
information and a friendly word. We
could feel their tremendous need for
reassurance that what they had done
and were going to do would work
out well. . . . "Had ten years of Communistic propaganda had its effect?"
They laughed! "How could any thinking person swallow the theory when
everything around him attested to its
absurdity!" . . . And these were largely
sons and daughters of farmers and
workmen—the very people for whom
Communism had been designed! "The
older people played a vital part: they
kept the spirit of freedom alive and
brought their children up to believe
in truth and godliness and the inherent
Dean Kalman Roller; Dean George Allen; Mr. John
E.  Liersch, Vice-President, Powell  River Company;
Mr.  Philip Bird, Canadian  Department of
dignity of man." . . . Small wonder,
then, that the old and middleaged as
well as the young have flown to seek
freedom in other lands—that parents
have risked everything to give their
children their most treasured heritage.
We visited Eisenstadt and Andau,
and there saw for ourselves what
human beings will suffer for the sake
of their own and their children's
spiritual freedom. We saw the work
of the Red Cross—of the Save the
Children Fund — of the International
Rescue Organisation. We saw the
miracle of selfless, tireless women
saving the lives of drugged half-
frozen babies and children and restoring the courage and hope of a
proud but frightened and exhausted
people. If ever money is well spent,
it is in helping these organisations
keep up and expand their wonderful
work in the collecting posts and camps
of Austria. Their great need is for
more teams, more money, more food,
more clothing, and a more rapid movement of refugees away from Austria.
The reservoirs are full but the swollen
streams continue to pour in.
I spent an hour or so in Vienna
walking with Dean Kalman Roller,
looking for a bookstore that sold
Forestry and Basic Science text books.
Our communications were laboured
and generally limited to such items
as "Wo ist der Buchhandlung?" We
did find out that we are of the same
age to the year, and that Dean Roller
has four sons compared with my one
son and one daughter. This little
exchange of confidence took about
twenty minutes and one mile but we
got more pleasure from it than we
would have from a more serious discussion.
Dean Roller's comments on Lysenk-
oism are worth mentioning. When
Fred McNeil asked how he had handled
the "new genetics" of the Lysenko
era, he explained that he and his
colleagues had to accept the vital
role played by environment in Soviet
Russia but questioned its application
in Hungary.  After careful experimen-
18 tation they went so far as to state
that . . . "in Russia environment is
the dominating factor in heredity but
our experiments show that in Hungary, Mendelian heredity still holds."
Teaching in Hungary apparently required the use of wits and innuendo
as well as knowledge and understanding.
At St. Wolfgang we saw a little
of the difficulty that plagues all of
the people and organisations connected with the Hungarian migration.
Although strenuous efforts had been
made to bring all of the Sopron
students under one roof, about 100
were still at Sitzenheim some 60 miles
away. This group had crossed the
border with arms and so had to be
interned until hostilities had ceased.
A happy solution was eventually
found and a phone call to Budapest
brought the answer: "There is no
fighting." Therefore, under international law, the internees could be
freed! On the other hand, to obtain
buses to transport the students to
St. Wolfgang appeared to be a far
more difficult problem involving not
only the Governor of Salzburg but
also the Austrian Army and various
government departments. Eventually
the near miracle was accomplished
by Mr. Cox and on our second day
the group arrived and joined the
others at the youth hostel. That
evening, Sunday December 16, we
drove back to Vienna taking Dean
Roller with us. On Monday and Tuesday all were to be processed for visas
and receive medical examination, and
Mrs. Marguerite Wilson of the Canadian Red Cross was to obtain a list of
clothing needs for the trip to Canada.
Two Austrians will remain long in
our memories. Hans was one; the
other was Franz, the same taxi driver-
interpreter who had taken Jack Webster to the border. Franz had nothing
but praise for Jack Webster but he
said he thanked heaven when Jack
finally left. Jack's energy and his
utter disregard for bodily comfort and
sleep had exhausted Franz to the
breaking point. Franz loved to talk
and he told us much about old and
new Vienna, the War, the border, and
the recent Occupation. He showed us
the Grand Hotel which, he said, had
to be torn down and rebuilt. It had
been taken over by the Russians and
finally stripped of everything movable
when they left — even the plumbing
and the door knobs. One Russian
colonel had kept goats in one of his
two suites for ten years to provide
milk for his children. Franz concluded sadly: "it would be best to
tear the building down." Franz was
our friend, counsellor, and entertainer
who helped, not a little, to ease the
heart-breaking experiences at the
On our trip back to Vancouver we
had for company Dean Roller and
three of his students as well as 56
other   refugees.    At   first   the   group
Hungarian Foresters Arrive at Abbotsford.
was quite withdrawn — probably saddened by what they were leaving
behind and not a little fearful of
what might lie ahead. Slowly but
surely these people changed. They
began to smile occasionally near the
end of our bus trip to Munich. They
found their air legs between Munich
and Amsterdam and were able to
laugh at some fairly severe bumps.
That night in Amsterdam they sang
at dinner as the orchestra played
Hungarian music. By the time we
were over Greenland the next day we
seemed like a normal happy group of
tourists back from a vacation in
Europe. Children had lost their unnatural quiet and their frightened
looks and played noisily like normal
children everywhre. It was a great
moment when we sighted the shores
of Canada as the white mountains of
Baffin Land appeared out of the haze;
all were at the windows anxious to
see everything, excited and happy with
new hope as we glided over a silent
and utterly calm land.
The climax came when we dropped
down into the beautiful fairyland
which is Vancouver on a clear winter
night. The flight to freedom was over
and sixty souls breathed the air of
their new country for the first time.
Dean Roller's trip to Vancouver
served two purposes: (1) to see something of Vancouver, the University,
and Powell River, and (2) to discuss
with various people the details of the
Sopron School's move to Canada. He
and the student leader Miklos Gratzer,
returned to Vienna on December 24 to
join the main party. On December 28
the entire group left for Liverpool
and as the New Year dawned, sailed
for Canada on the Empress of Britain.
Two  Hungarian  Students are shown  U.B.C.  Laboratory  Facilities by  U.B.C. Student
The general plan is this. The Sopron
School stayed at Abbotsford until the
accommodations at Powell River were
ready in late February. At Abbotsford the group began an intensive
course in English which will be continued at Powell River until about
May 1. Then the students and some
of the faculty will obtain employment
for the summer months, some with
the B.C. Forest Service, some with
the Federal Services, and some with
the Forest Industry. In September
the School will probably move to the
University provided that accommodation can be made available, and will
operate for at least one year as the
Sopron Forestry School. It may continue in this status until all of its
students have graduated with the
Sopron Diploma, or it may gradually
integrate with the U.B.C. Faculty of
Forestry, whichever appears to be
the wiser and more practical.
A question in some people's minds
concerns the ultimate effect the Hungarian School will have in B.C. and
It is not difficult to be optimistic
about the outcome, even though we
realize that there will be many problems. A serious shortage of trained
Foresters exists today throughout
North America. Too few students are
enrolled in the four Canadian Forest
Schools and far too few Graduates are
going into government services and
into scientific research. The Hungarian School, like most European forest
schools, particularly stresses training
in the Basic Sciences. For this reason
its graduate should be especially
suited to research and technical Forestry work and should help to relieve
the present great shortage. The
students and staff bring with them
experience and knowledge that they
can adapt to our conditions and, once
they have become acquainted with our
forests and our problems, the Hungarians should be able to contribute substantially to the progress of Forestry
in this country.
For a time they will need help and
encouragement but whatever is given
in this respect will be repaid many
times. The benefits to Canada should
be long-lasting and highly significant.
U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE U.B.C. Development Fund        presenl
By A.  H.  Sager, Executive Secretary,  U.B.C. Alumni Association
Board of Directors
Ken Caple
Col. W. T. Brown
Mrs. Howard
T. Mitchell
Dal Grauer
. Fairey        Walter Gage
The U.B.C. Development Fund was
created by the Alumni Association in
1948 to provide a means by which
Alumni might contribute to the University and receive income tax exemption for such gifts. It replaced the
former system of fees, Alumni donors
receiving active membership status and
the Association obtaining annual maintenance grants from the Board of
Governors in lieu of the earlier source
of revenue.
From the first year of operation the
Fund has been successful. It has resulted in a significant increase in active
membership, a keener interest in the
work of the Association, and it has provided a new and increasingly important
source  of revenue for the  University.
A great many Alumni participated
in the formation of the Fund and many
more  have   given   unselfishly   of   their
(Continued  on  page  2S
In 1956, as in every year since the
commencement of annual appeals, the
Fund established new records and
found new friends for the  University.
Total of receipts for the campaign
which terminated on Decemebr 31—
the last campaign solely under Alumni
sponsorship—was $143,639.92. This exceeded the year's objective by $44,000.00
and was S64,000.00 higher than the
total for 1955.
A new record was also established in
the number of direct participants.
3,903 Alumni and 460 Friends contri-
W. C. Gibson
Frank Turner, Executive Director Alumni Assn.
1946 - 1954
Average   Alumni    Gift..
e   All    Gifts	
$  12,215
Donors               Amount
284                $ 20,072
$  12,215
B.C.   O
Rest of
jtside  Vancouve
Territory   and   >
535                     25,392
752                   44,448
Non-Alumni   Donations
fNo solicitation  of friends *Approximate
tLargest % of Alumni origin.
$     82.00
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EPORT 1956
buted in 1956 for a total of 4,363, as
compared with 4,226 in 1955. Alumni
donors  increased  by 427.
! All unallocated donations from Alumni were distributed by the Trustees to
Alumni Regional Scholarships (12—
; $250.00 each) and to the President's
i Fund which is used to meet a variety
of pressing needs not covered by Government grants.
Co-chairmen of the successful 1956
drive were Dr. W. C. (Bill) Gibson
and Mr. John J. West.
John J. West
Number of        . . T  .  ,
n„„.„ Amount Total
 3,903 $ 63,278.46
  460     80,361.46   $143,639.92
 $ 20,929.30
    611.33   $ 63,278.46
.. -  80,361.46   $143,639.92
A new concept of community support of Higher Education in B.C. has
evolved from the U.B.C. Development
Fund in the eight years of its operation
since 1949. This year the Fund takes
on an added dimension, incorporating
in one united appeal all non-governmental support of the University.
This new programme presents to
Alumni a challenge and an opportunity. It was Alumni interest and generosity which created the Fund, and it
was Alumni annual giving which made
the Fund successful. To an even greater extent the success of the integrated
Development Fund will depend upon
Alumni; as at all other Universities,
the example set by Alumni is the
measuring stick of community support.
Our response to this challenge will
largely determine whether or not the
University can solve its financial problems without reducing standards or
limiting enrolment. For, while the Provincial Government has the legal responsibility of meeting the basic requirements of the University under
the B.N.A. Act, the needs of U.B.C.
can never be met entirely by grants
from  Government sources.
We, as Alumni of U.B.C, have an
opportunity of helping our Alma Mater
in a time of crisis. But the opportunity
is even greater than this. We can help
to establish a tremendously important
precedent of community support of
Higher Education. By investing in the
University, according to our ability,
we can demonstrate that every citizen
has a stake in Higher Education and
that every citizen, if he values our free
education system and has confidence
in the future of the Province, should
become a shareholder in the University.
The new and enlarged Development
Fund Programme will be directed by
a Development Council responsible to
the Board of Governors. It will be
composed of members of the Board,
Senate, Faculty, representatives of the
Alumni Association, Alma Mater Society and the community at large, and
the Chairman of all Fund Committees.
It will have as its main objectives the
co-ordination of all fund-raising activities and the stimulation of public interest in the University and its needs.
Construction of necessary permanent buildings and facilities at U.B.C.
has been delayed by two world wars
and a depression. Now, with an enrolment of 7,600, which will double in ten
years, the shortage of space has
reached a critical stage. The students,
aware of this, are sponsoring the second
Great Trek to acquaint the public and
the Government of the urgency of the
While generous Governments grants,
for operating and capital needs, will
always be required, U.B.C. must enlist the support of Industry, community groups, friends and Alumni if it is
to provide the quality of education demanded of it by the people of B.C. and
Canada. No longer can Higher Education depend solely on  state  support.
Precedent for public support of the
University in certain areas has already
been well established. Private giving—
supplementing Government grants—
has made possible a significant expansion of services and an extension of
educational opportunities.
It is for these general purposes—
in support of which the public has already accepted a share of financial responsibility — that the Development
Fund will direct its annual and continuing appeal:
1. STUDENT ASSISTANCE—Scholarships, Bursaries and Loans for capable and deserving students.
2. RESEARCH—Funds for Medical.
Scientific and Industrial Research, and
for research in the Humanities and
Social  Sciences.
3. HOUSING—Residences for out-of-
town students; study and dining facilities for students and staff.
4. BOOKS—Books, periodicals, scientific papers and other collections for
the  Library.
5. ATHLETIC FACILITIES—Playing fields and other facilities to provide
an opportunity for all students to participate  in  recreational  activities.
6. ENDOWMENT — "Free" money
for development in all fields not covered by government grants.
The Alumni Annual Giving Programme is the channel through which
all gifts from Alumni should be made.
All donations by cheque should be made
payable to the "U.B.C." Development
Fund" or to "The University of British
Columbia" and mailed to the Accountant's Office, Administration Building,
U.B.C. They may be ear-marked for
any purpose, but Alumni are urged to
support the above major objectives covering the areas of greatest need. Please
mark your cheque "Alumni Annual
The Board of Governors have approved the appointment of Aubrey F.
Roberts as Assistant to the President
and Director of the Development Programme. Alumni everywhere will welcome this appointment. No Alumnus
has done more to enlist support for the
University than has Aubrey Roberts.
He brings to this new and important
post a wealth of experience in public
relations. We are confident that the
Development Programme is in excellent
U. B   C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The B. C Research Council
By Gordon M. Shrum, O.B.E., M.M., E.D., M.A., Ph.D.ITor.l, F.R.S.C ,
Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Director of the B.C. Research Council
Dean G. M. Shrum
When Canadian
Press despatches
recently carried a
story about a B.C.
Research Council
scientist, Dr. H.
G. Khorana, receiving a research
grant of $80,000
from the U.S.
Public Health
Division, many
members of the
Alumni Association must have asked
themselves, "Who is Dr. Khorana?"
and "What is the B.C. Research
Council?" Unless they happen to be
engaged in research in Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry they will not
know that Dr. Khorana is one of
Canada's most distinguished scientists.
His work in the field of nucleic acids,
and particularly the synthesis of polynucleotides and nucleotide coenzymes,
has won him international recognition.
The B.C. Research Council was organised in 1944 to take over and
expand the work of the B.C. War
Metals Research Board. In organisation and function it is similar to the
other Provincial Research Councils in
Canada and to the large non-profit
Research Institutes in the United
States. Its over-all objectives and its
relationship with the University are
probably more like those of the Stanford Research Institute than of any
other research organisation. In many
respects the Council functions as the
industrial or applied research arm of
the University.
The Council is governed by a Board
of Management under the Chairmanship   of  the   Minister   of   Trade   and
Industry and with representatives of
the University, the Provincial Government, and Industry. It operates its
own budget to which the Provincial
Government makes an annual grant.
An increasing proportion of the budget is derived from other sources,
particularly from earnings and from
contributions by Industry.
Following a pattern all too familiar
at U.B.C, the Council's birthplace was
an army hut, now occupied by the
Extension Department. From there it
moved to a group of huts near the
Forest Products Laboratory, and then
in 1952 to a permanent site on the
former grass hockey field just south
of the soccer field. The present building, although relatively inexpensive, is
modern and attractive in design. It
has been constructed and equipped
entirely from the Council's earnings
and from contributions by Industry.
Although the Research Staff of
about forty has been recruited from
many countries, a large proportion are
U.B.C. Graduates. It is interesting to
note that all five Heads of Divisions
are U.B.C. Alumni who were previously employed in Eastern Canada
and the United States and who returned to British Columbia to join
the staff of the Council.
The work of the Council is carried on
under five Divisions—Applied Biology,
Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, and
Technical Services. These Divisions
are not sharply defined and research
projects are usually carried on by
teams of scientists representing two
or more Divisions. Through the Technical   Services   Division,   the   Council
Research Council  Building at Night
Dr.   Lawrence   Young   in   the   Electrochemistry
maintains a very close liaison with
B.C. Industry and with the National
Research Council.
The Council is concerned mainly
with applied research and development. Except for a few specific grants
from the National Research Council,
the Canadian Cancer Society, and some
U.S. organisations, funds have not
been available for fundamental research. Most of the problems under
investigation are indigenous to British
Columbia. Those of national, interest
are usually referred to the National
Research Council. However, it has
been found in all parts of Canada
that many of the research problems
of Industry can only be undertaken
when there is a close liaison between
the research worker and the man in
the plant. It is for this reason that
the National Research Council has
established branches of the Ottawa
laboratory on the Prairies and in the
Maritimes, and that most of the Provinces have organised Provincial Research Councils.
One of the main purposes in setting
up the Council was to provide research
facilities for small Companies which
could not afford to have laboratories
of their own. If a Company wishes
to improve its product or develop a
new product or process, it can arrange
to have the research and development
work done on a contract basis by the
B.C. Research Council. In most cases
the Company wants the work done on
a confidential basis, in which case it
is expected to pay the full cost of the
investigation. If the Company is willing to make the results available to
the Industry as a whole then the
Council frequently assumes part of
the cost of the work. It is hoped that
the provision of local facilities for
research and development will enable
B.C. Industry to compete more effectively with the larger Companies in
Eastern Canada and in the U.S.A.
This, of course, applies more particularly to secondary Industry, in which
B.C. is not so far advanced, than it
does to the large primary Industries
of the Province.
Because so much of the work is
undertaken on a confidential basis it
is not easy to give an impressive list
of the accomplishments of the Council. However, Companies operating
sulphate pulp mills near towns and
villages have no desire to conceal
the fact that they have been working
with the B.C. Research Council to
reduce and control the odour from
their plants. After many years of
work in co-operation with the Industry, and particularly with the MacMillan and Bloedel Company, the
Council has developed a process for
the elimination of the major portion
of the offensive odours. This process,
which is based on the oxidation of the
black liquor, has been developed under
the direction of Dr. R. H. Wright,
B.A.'28, M.Sc'30, and Mr. R. W.
Klinck, B.A.'31, B.A.Sc'32, M.A.Sc'35,
Heads of the Chemistry and Engineering Divisions respectively. Oxidation
towers for odour control have been or
are in process of being designed for
the pulp mills at Port Alberni, Nanaimo and Crofton in British Columbia;
Hinton in Alberta, and at two plants
in the United States.
Probably the most successful project
in Dr. Paul C. TrusselPs, B.S.A.'38,
Applied Biology Division has been the
development of a method for the control of marine borers in dry-docks.
The method has been used with complete success at the Burrard Dry Dock
in Vancouver and at docks in Seattle,
San Francisco and Galveston, Texas.
The extension of the method to control
borers in flat rafts of sawlogs has
proved to be quite difficult. However,
it is hoped that further work will lead
to a solution of this problem.
One of the fields in which the
Research Council has been most active
has been combating corrosion. Our
marine atmosphere has been responsible for much of the huge annual loss
due to corrosion. However, our work
has not been confined to combating
the effects of the marine atmosphere.
Dr. Bruce H. Levelton, B.A.Sc'47,
M.A.Sc.'48, and his groun have been
engaged in solving corrosion problems
in irrigation pipes in the Okanagan
Valley, in water mains in Saskatchewan, and in cases of canned salmon
on ships passing through the Panama
Canal on their way to England. Many
of the requests for assistance in this
field can be met without undertaking
any very involved research work.
However, they do require a detailed
knowledge of the whole field and a
careful study of the special conditions
associated with each situation.
Mr. J. E. Breeze, B.A.Sc'39, M.A.Sc.
'42, is in charge of the Physics Division. In this capacity he is concerned
with a wide variety of problems, many
of which involve precise measurements
U.B.C. Graduates on the Staff of the B.C. Research Council. From Left: Guy S. Palmer, B.A.'34; Thomas A.
Lambe, B.A.Sc'52; John E. Breeze, B.A.Sc'39, M.A.Sc.'42; Henry Zitko, B.A.Sc'49; Gordon M. Tener,
B.A.'49; Roy M. Cuthbert, B.A.Sc'50; Thomas W. Mouat, B.A.Sc'34; Denys C. Lloyd, B.A.'40, M.A.'42;
John G. Moffat, B.A/52, M.Sc'53, Ph.D.'56; Bruce H. Levelton, B.A.Sc.'47, M.A.Sc.'48; Christopher A.
Brockley, B.A.'48, B.A.Sc'49; Donald S. Smith, B.A.'31, B.A.Sc'32, M.A.Sc'33; Ronald W. Klinck, B.A.'31,
B.A.Sc'32, M.A.Sc'35; Paul C. Trussell, B.S.A.'38; R. H. Wright, B.A.'28, M.Sc'30;
Ian  V.   F.   Allen,   B.A.'53.
of one kind or another. Industrial
noise is becoming a considerable
hazard in Industry, and the Division
has undertaken a number of projects
involving the measurement of noise
and the design of corrective measures
to be applied. Many requests are received for assistance with product development and evaluation. The latter
involves the design of much special
equipment to simulate the operating
conditions in the plant. A large share
of the Division's work has been in the
field of building products. Recently,
an arrangement has been made with
the Division of Building Research of
the National Research Council to help
with this work. Mr. Alan Veale,
B.A.Sc'55, of the Ottawa Laboratory
has been posted with the Council and
will devote all his time to enquiries
in the field of Building Research.
During World War II a new approach to military problems, known
as Operations Research, was credited
with an impressive list of achievements. During the past ten years,
much the same techniques have been
applied to management problems in
Industry with an almost equal measure of success. This is a field of activity in which the Council is just
getting started. An experienced operations research scientist from the.
United Kingdom has joined the Staff
to lead an active group in this new
For some time the Council has been
undertaking surveys and economic
studies. The development of a new
process or product would not be carried very far without making a careful
evaluation of the possible markets,
raw materials supply, and the other
economic aspects of the situation.
Probably the best known survey and
economic study by the Council is the
Contractor Report on the Iron and
Steel   Industry.    Other   studies   have
included a survey of Secondary Industry Possibilities in B.C. and more
recently, a Twenty-five Year Population Projection for B.C. These are in
addition to projects undertaken on a
confidential basis for Industry.
The effectiveness of the Council's
work is greatly enhanced by close
association with the University. Simply being located on the Campus enables the Council to attract higher-
calibre scientists and engineers than
could otherwise be obtained. Moreover, members of the University Faculty have been most generous in
assisting members of the Council Staff.
The Council assists the University by
relieving those Faculty members who
are engaged in Fundamental Research,
of the many requests from Industry
for assistance with Applied Research
problems. The arrangement seems to
be mutually advantageous.
It is hoped that this brief review
will not give the idea that Industrial
Research in B.C. is being undertaken
on an adequate scale. World War II
demonstrated in an impressive manner
how scientific research applied to military problems could alter the foundation of world power. A similar effort
today in the field of Industrial Research would produce a stream of new
technical knowledge that would sustain and expand the industrial life of
British Columbia. To maintain the
prosperity of this Province is a formidable task which can only be achieved
by making the fullest use of our
inventiveness and technical skill to increase the efficiency of our present industries and to develop new commodities to compete in the markets of the
world. Such a formidable task will
require a greatly expanded research
programme both by the Science and
Engineering Departments in the University and by the British Columbia
Research Council.
23        U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE President    Emeritus    L.    S.    Klinck,    B.S.A. (Tor.),
M.S.A., D.Sc. (Iowa   State  College),   D.Sc.'44,   LL.D.
(Western Ont.), Officier de I'lnstruction  Publique,
A profound influence on the establishment of the University was exerted
by the pioneer traditions of its founders. They were visionaries and dreamers of dreams; they struggled for
things that had never been. The name
of Leonard Sylvanus Klinck, through
his efforts to translate into realities
the visions and dreams of the founders
of the University, will always be
among the Pioneers—"Those that try
new experiments such as themselves
think good."
One of the first men invited to
advise President Wesbrook and the
Board of Governors on matters of
policy was Professor L. S. Klinck of
Macdonald College, McGill University.
He arrived in Vancouver in May, 1914,
and examined with the President
among other matters, the reports of
the University Site Commission and
the Committee of Landscape Architects, and discussed with Premier
McBride the proposed sites for the
Faculty of Agriculture. The allocation
by the Government in 1917 of an
additional 298 acres of land for the
use of the University was due largely
to his recommendation that provision
should be made at Point Grey for the
out-door laboratory facilities of the
Faculties of Agriculture and Forestry.
As President Wesbrook and Professor Klinck pursued their discussions
with respect to University Policy —
academic, financial and administrative
—they were drawn to one another
through a common understanding of
the functions of a Provincial University. It is easy to appreciate the
attachment that grew up between
them. President Wesbrook's inspired
concept of the University-to-be as
exemplified by his statement "The
people's University must meet all the
needs of all the people" could not help
but strike a most responsive chord in
Professor Klinck. Although their edu-
Makers of the University
Leonard Sylvanus Klinck
U.B.C President, 1919-1944
By Blythe A.  Eagles,  B.A.'22, M.A.   (Tor.)'24,  Ph.D.   (Tor.)'26,  Dean  of  the  Faculty of  Agriculture
cational paths had been different, one
in medicine and the other in agriculture, they met on common ground as
biologists and approached the problems before them through both "the
mind and the eye."
Professor Klinck then returned to
Macdonald College to give serious consideration to the offer President Wesbrook had made him to be Dean of
Agriculture and Professor of Agronomy at the University. He had been
happy in his associations at Macdonald
College where he had gone in 1905 —
the first faculty appointee after the
Principal, Dr. James W. Robertson —
and had established an enviable reputation as Professor and Head of the
Department of Cereal Husbandry.
Eight major institutions in Canada
and the United States had unsuccessfully tried to persuade him to leave.
His deep-rooted pioneering instinct
was stimulated, however, by the persuasive idealism and inspiration of
President Wesbrook, as it had been
by Principal Robertson nine years
earlier, and he thus became the first
appointee after the President to the
staff of another potentially great
Professor and Mrs. Klinck and son
Ronald (B.A.'31, B.A.Sc'32, M.A.Sc.
'35) left Macdonald College on August 1, 1914. Almost before they
reached Vancouver, world events
halted the construction of the first
permanent building at Point Grey.
Thus, as Dean Klinck began his work
at the University, he experienced the
realities of disappointment and frustration attendant upon its birth. In
laying the foundations of our University, President Wesbrook was
helped to a great degree by the unflinching loyalty and unselfish zeal so
freely given by Dean Klinck, who assumed much of the burden of the
Presidency as the President's health
began to fail and who was appointed
Acting-President during the final period of his illness. On June 1, 1919,
Dean Klinck, with humble hesitation,
accepted the high responsibilities of
the office of President of The University of British Columbia to which he
had been appointed by the Board of
Governors, "in view of the marked
confidence   displayed  in   him   by   Dr.
Wesbrook, his grasp of the special
problems that confronted the University and his successful administration
of the University during the illness
and subsequent to the death of the
former President."
Born at Victoria Square, Ontario,
on January 20, 1877, Dr. Klinck inherited from his Pennsylvania-Dutch-
Canadian ancestry a love of the land,
an integrity of purpose and a rare
honesty in dealing, together with the
plain every-day qualities of industry,
courage and faith. He attended elementary school in Markham township,
High School in Richmond Hill and
Model School in Newmarket, Ontario.
The only ambition of which he was
ever conscious was, he recalls, to take
the Associate Course at the Ontario
Agricultural College, Guelph, and become a farmer. At age 11, he began
at home his first co-operative field
test with five varieties of oats sent
out by Dr. C. A. Zavitz of O.A.C.
This was his introduction to the
methods of experiment and extension.
At 14, he visited the experimental
plots of O.A.C and met Professor
Zavitz who displayed a great interest
in his youngest collaborator. The
friendship thus established and the
reading of a book on Scientific Agriculture by President James Mills of
the O.A.C. and Dr. C. C. James, Deputy
Minister of Agriculture for Ontario,
confirmed in him the determination to
go to O.A.C, which however, only
became possible nine years later. After
Model School he spent a year on his
father's farm before teaching for three
years in a rural school. In the plots
at O.A.C, he learned at first hand the
characteristics of each crop in a way
that was of the greatest value when
he assisted in the Extension Course
at the College—an invaluable experience, not only in learning about crops
from practical farmers, but also the
techniques of extension education.
As a student delegate to the
Y.M.C.A. conference in Northfield,
Mass., in 1900, he formed a lasting
friendship with Dr. John R. Mott with
whom he was later associated in the
establishment of the Student Christian
Movement in Canada.
After receiving the degree of B.S.A.
in 1903, he studied at the University
24 of Minnesota under Professor Willet
M. Hayes where he gained experience
in plant breeding and in the methods
of approach to national problems affecting agriculture. Graduate study at
Iowa State College, under Professor
Perry G. Holden, served to develop in
him a comprehensive understanding
of the spirit and philosophy of adult
education and University extension
Some thiry years later this philosophy
found expression in the creation of our
Department of University Extension
of which a minute of the Board of
Governors states "... by insisting
that the larger part of the only large
sum of money ever received as a
gift by the University should he
spent on University Extension, President Klinck may have changed the
whole trend of thought in British
Columbia. With this magnificent gesture he has taken the University back
to the people who gave it and are
supporting it, he has enriched and
stimulated the eager mind, he has
warmed the lonely heart." His address
to the Vancouver Institute in 1935 on
"A Plan for Adult Education in British Columbia" is a document as valid
today as when he prepared it. One
senses in this brief the resistless logic
of a powerful mind that has marshalled its facts with incomparable force
and certainty. One also feels the
touch of Professor Holden who, with
Dr. Klinck in 1904, pioneered in the
organisation of University Extension
efforts to reach large numbers of
people—the "Iowa Seed-Corn Trains"
—the success of which depended upon
the insistence placed on the active
participation of local people.
At Macdonald College Professor
Klinck demonstrated his oustanding
personal characteristic of universal
courtesy and his full understanding
of the doctrine of leadership from
within. He carried on extensive experimental work in plant breeding, lectured widely in the Maritime Provinces
and Quebec, and was responsible for
the Essex County Corn Shows in Ontario, which attracted the attention
of Dr. C. C. James, who first suggested the name of Dr. Klinck to
President Wesbrook as an adviser. He
devoted considerable time to a firsthand study of the administrative patterns of the recently established Universities of Alberta and of Saskatchewan.    Many of his  students at Iowa
First   Building  on  Campus,   1915,  with   Dr.   Klinck,
then   Dean   of   Agriculture.
T.   D.   Pattullo   (then   Minister   of   Lands),   H.   C.
Brewster    (then    Premier),   and   Dr.    Klinck   with
J.    E.    Umbach    (then    Surveyor-General)    seated,
and Two Guides.
and Macdonald College achieved outstanding prominence as teachers, research scientists and administrators
in Canada and the United States.
As Dean of Agriculture at U.B.C.
from 1914 to 1919, Dr. Klinck was
responsible for the organisation and
development of this Faculty within
the University. The clearing of the
land at Point Grey claimed his personal attention as he lived in a tent
on the University grounds. He contemplated how the Faculty he was
establishing could best discharge its
educational and economic obligations
in Teaching, Research and Extension,
and take its proper place as a partner
in the building of the University. The
experimental work which led to the development of U.B.C. Rhizoma Alfalfa
was also carried on by him at this
time. He travelled throughout the
Province learning at first hand the conditions under which agriculture was
practised and giving highly appreciated lectures.
"Ye Rigid Ploughmen, bear in mind
Your labour is not for future hours.
Advance—spare not—nor look
Plough deep and straight with all
your powers."
It was not through fortuitous circumstance that, during the quarter
century Dr. Klinck served as its
President, our University established
through the achievements of its Faculty and its Graduates the highest
standards of idealism and of scholarship, and through its Extension and
other activities obtained the goodwill
and support of the people of the
Province. With courage and determination under trying and difficult circumstances, he gave leadership to the
building of a great institution founded
on a spirit and basic philosophy of
education which he saw clearly—"The
vision of an ever-expanding University." He was acutely conscious that
the tradition of a University had undergone a revolution on this continent,
and, as he assumed the major responsibility of determining and establishing the traditions of University education in British Columbia, he strove
constantly with unaffected dignity and
a singular devotion to duty to ensure,
on the one hand, that the principles
of sound learning were faithfully observed, and on the other, that the
people of the Province were able to
participate fully in the benefits derived from what they had created and
supported. In his continuous effort to
further the interests of genuine education, of scholarly achievement and
scientific research, Dr. Klinck strove
steadily for increased integration and
co-ordination of the work of the
various Departments and Faculties.
Through his sincerity of purpose,
Dr. Klinck established a close liaison
with students and encouraged them to
assume the full responsibilities of self-
government. His own activities carried him far beyond the strictly academic sphere. He served for many
years as President of the B.C. Branch
of the British and Foreign Bible
Society, as a Governor of Union College, as a member of the Advisory
Board of the Y.M.C.A., and was the
first President of the Agricultural
Institute of Canada.
The dignity and humility of Dr.
Klinck's character is revealed in his
own words as he replied to the citation
on the occasion of the conferring on
him of the degree of Doctor of Science,
honoris causa, May 12, 1944:
"Today, pride in achievement is
tempered by the poignant recollection
of unattained objectives. Of the visions
and dreams and plans a-plenty of the
past three decades, few, very few indeed, have been transmuted into realities. The academic structure, so
auspiciously begun under the first
President, the late Dr. Frank Fair-
child Wesbrook, is still grievously
restricted. Nevertheless, others have
caught something of the vision he
saw so clearly—the vision of an ever-
expanding University — a University
of a thousand years. If, in the beginnings thus far made, the principles
of sound learning have been faithfully
observed and discerningly applied, the
official passing of a pioneer worker
today is of little moment:
"For, so the Ark be borne to Zion,
Heeds  how they perished  or were
paid that bore it?
For, so the Shrine abide, what
shame—what price—
If  we,  the  priests,  were  bound  or
crowned before it?"
With Mrs. Klinck (Elizabeth Barclay Abernethy, B.A.'20), Dr. Klinck
continues an active life of retirement
in West Vancouver where he has been
engaged as a student of genealogy and
as a builder of the dykes which enclose
his well-kept terraced garden. In his
hours of relaxation he shares with
his friends the quiet pleasure and deep
joy he derives from his fine collections
of oriental rugs, Swedish glass and
Danish silver. And, across the waters
of English Bay, he looks out on The
University of British Columbia whose
fortunes were for thirty years so
inextricably entwined with his own.
25        U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Al
& Al
(Items of Alumni news are invited in the form
of press clipping's or personal letters. These
should reach the Editor, U.B.C. Alumni
Chronicle, 201 Brock Hall, U.B.C, for the
next   issue not later than May  15,   1957.)
Dr. Wells Coates, O.B.E., R.D.I., F.R.I.B.A.,
M.R.A.I.C, B.A., B.Sc'22, Ph.D. (London)'24,
first Graduate in the Double Course of Arts
and Science, returned to Vancouver last summer to commence work with a team of four
other Vancouver Architects on "Project 58"
which was recently presented to the Downtown
Business Association. "Project 58" is a set of
proposals for the preparation of an urban
design for the central area of the City comprising the downtown business district and the
West End. These proposals culminate in a
public Exhibition of this design during the
summer of the Centennial Year 1958. Dr.
Wells Coates was Visiting Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Harvard University  for   18  months previous to June  1956.
Dr. A. Lionel Stevenson, B.A., M.A. (Tor.;,
Ph.D. (Cal.J, B.Litt. (Oxon.), who holds the
James B. Duke Professorship of English at
Duke University, expects to spend the summer
Abroad. Having been a Fellow of the Royal
Society of Literature since 1951, he has been
invited to deliver a lecture at a meeting of
the Society on June 20. He will spend the
next two months in various parts of the British
Isles, doing preliminary research for his next
book, and will then go to Germany to give a
paper at the Seventh Congress of the International Federation for Modern Languages and
Literature at Heidelberg, August 26-30. Dr.
Stevenson is at present finishing work on his
eighth book, a History of the English Novel,
to be published by  Charles  Scribner and Sons.
Arnold A. Webster, B.A., M.A.'28, former
C.C.F. Provincial Leader and M.L.A. for Vancouver East, was elected a Park Commissioner
for the ninth consecutive time in the Vancouver civic elections, December  12,  1956.
Anne M. Angus, (Mrs. H. F.), B.A., was
elected for a third term to the Vancouver
School Board in the last civic elections on
December  12,   1956.
Joseph R. Giegerich, B.A.Sc, former Superintendent of the Consolidated Mining and
Smelting Company's Sullivan Mine at Kimberley, B.C., has been appointed General
Superintendent of the Company's operations at
Kimberley. Mr. Giegerich has been with Cominco  since   1928.
Col. John H. Jenkins, B.A.Sc, Chief, Forest
Products Laboratories of Canada, who was
Canadian Government representative on the
T-man delegation of Canadian lumbermen to
Russia last summer, has recently published a
"Report of a Visit to Russia's Forest Industries". He will be showing coloured slides
describing this trip when he visits the Vancouver Forest Products Laboratory in late
Dr. Frank A. Turnbull, B.A., M.D. (Tor.),
was recently named Head of the Western
Neurosurgical   Society.
Edward    H.    Nunn,
tumn,     culminating
Manager  of  the   Car-
I ^jP$»   JF^f^fflBll thage       Division       of
-iHSSf' Crown      Zellerbach
Corporation, has been
chosen to manage the
new $81,000,000 paper
mill being built at
St. F r a n c i s v i li 1 e ,
Louisiana, by Time,
In corpora ted, and
Crown Zellerbach
Corporation. M r.
Nunn joined the Corporation in 1930 as
Chemist at West Linn, Oregon. He became
Assistant Supervisor, Western Waxed Paper
Co., Oakland, California, in 1938 ; Technical
Supervisor, West Linn in 1942 ; Assistant
Manager, West Linn, 1953, and Resident Manager at Carthage in January, 1955. He will
assume his  new position  July   1,   1957.
Edward H. Nunn
Hugh J. Hodgins, B.A.Sc, prominent Vancouver Consulting Forester, has been appointed
to the newly-created position of Manager,
Timber Department, Crown Zellerbach Canada
Limited. Mr. Hodgins will be responsible for
the direction of all the Company's timber
operations including its long-range forest
planning in B.C.
Air Vice - Marshal
John L. Plant, B.A.Sc, LL.D.'45, formerly in Charge of the
R.C.A.F. Air Material Command at Rock-
cliff e Station in Ottawa, retired last Autumn, culminating
twenty-five years of
distinguished service
___        with   the  R.C.A.F.
John L. Plant
Cecelia Long, B.A., Director, Women's Promotions, Ronald Advertising Company, Toronto, is the first woman to be elected President
of the National Federation of Canadian Advertising   and   Sales   Clubs.
Donald J. Morgan, B.Com., has been appointed District Manager for British Columbia
for the Royalite Oil Company, Limited.
Edward   W.   Richardson,   B.A.Sc,   has   been
appointed  Chief Engineer with N.  W.  Hullah
Construction   Limited   of   Vancouver.
Brenton S. Brown, B.A.Sc, B.A.'33, President, Parsons, Brown Limited, was elected
President of the Vancouver Board of Trade,
January  23,   1957.
Richard Deane, B.A.Sc, formerly Electrical
Engineer with the West Kootenay Power and
Light Company, was appointed Chief Electrical
Engineer with the Consolidated Mining and
Smelting Company, effective January 1, 1957.
Mr. Dean has served in several aspects of the
Company's   electrical   operations   since   1934.
Robert G. Leckey, B.Com., has been appointed
Advertising and Sales Promotion Management,
of Linde Air Products Company, Division of
Union   Carbide  Canada  Ltd.,   Toronto.
Mark Collins, B.A., B.Com.'34, President,
Smith Lithograph Company Limited, has been
elected to the Board of Directors of The Mercantile and General Reinsurance Company of
Canada Ltd. Mr. Collins is also a Director of
MacMillan and Bloedel Limited, The Lithographic Technical Foundation and The National
Association   of   Photo-Lithographers.
Dr. Stephen C. Robinson, B.A.Sc, M.A.
& c . ' 3 G, , Ph.D.
(Queen's), has been
appointed Chief of
the Mineralogy Division of the Geological
Survey of Canada. In
this capacity, he will
be responsible for the
organisation and technical direction of the
Division which includes work on min-
r*   n  u- eralogy, geochemistry,
Stephen C. Robinson isotopic    analysis    to
investigate the age and origin of minerals and
fuels, and petrography. Dr. Robinson has been
with the Geological Survey of Canada since
E. Davie Fulton, B.A., B.A. (Oxon.), M.P.
for Kamloops, was one of three candidates at
the recent Conservative Nominating Convention held in Ottawa, December 12-15, to choose
a leader of the National Progressive Conservative   Party.
Edward H. Maguire, B.A., of the Canadian
Trade Commissioner Service, has been appointed
Consul for the newly-opened Canadian Consulate at Hamburg, West Germany. Mr. Maguire
has been with the Trade Commissioner Service
since 1945 and served in Buenos Aires, Argentina ; Santiago, Chile; Madrid, Spain ; Washington,   D.C,   and   in   Bonn,   Germany.
Wing Commander W. Bruce Millar, B.A.,
was named Officer Commanding the R.C.A.F.'s
Advanced Flying School at Saskatoon, in
August last. Since then he has completed a
three-months' course on jets at Trenton. He
was formerly Director of Air Staff Services at
Air Forces Headquarters.
Dr. John K. F. Davis, B.A.Sc, Ph.D. (McGill), B.Sc, B.A., (Oxon.), a Senior Economist
on the Gordon Royal Commission staff, has
accepted the position as Director, Department
of Research and Administrative Control with
the B. C. Electric Co. Ltd. He succeeds Dr.
L. B. Jack, B.A/32, M.A. (Calif.), Ph.D.
(McGill), B.A. (Oxon.), who will be working
on a long-range budget programme for the
Company. In his work with the Gordon Commission on Canada's Economic Prospects, Dr.
Davis was concerned primarily with preparation of studies on the nation's fuel, power and
industrial material producing industries.
Dr. Leonard Mitchell, B.A., M.A.,'42, Ph.D.
(McGill), was elected recently to the position
of Vice-President of Frank W. Horner Limited,
Commander Thomas H. Crone, B.A., R.C.N.,
has been appointed Director of Service Conditions and Welfare at Navy Headquarters,
Stanley Evans, B.A., B.Ed.'44, Editor, "B.C.
Teacher", has been elected Regional Vice-
President of the Educational Press Association
of   America.
Dr. Francis D. Kemper, B.A., M.D. (McGill),
formerly with Imperial Oil Limited's Health
Centre in Calgary, is now Regional Physician
in charge of medical administration and service, for the new Imperial Oil Limited Regional
Health  Centre  in  Halifax,  N.S.
Arthur C. Rae, B.A.Sc, formerly Manager
of Canadian Sales, Atlas Steels Limited, has
been appointed Director of Sales for the Company with headquarters in Welland, Ontario.
Mr. Rae joined Atlas Steels Limited in 1941
and has served in various capacities in South
Africa, New York and in the Head Office in
Welland. In his new position he will direct
the   Canadian  and  Export   Sales  Division.
Stuart    D.    Cavers,
B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'46,
Ph.D. (Calif. I.T.),
formerly Research
Engineer with the
B. C. Research Council, has been appointed Associate professor, Department of
Chemical Engineering,   U.B.C.
Harry J. Home,
B.Com., formerly
Commercial Secretary
at the Canadian Embassy in Lima, Peru,
has    been    transferred    to    Karachi,    Pakistan.
Chester R. Matheson, B.A.Sc, Consulting
Engineer and Project Manager for many undertakings of the C. D. Schultz and Company
Limited since 1949, has been made Development   Manager   of   the   Company.
Blair W. Anderson,
B.A.Sc, formerly As-
sista nt Production
Manager, St. Regis
Paper Company
(Canada) Limited,
has been named General Manager of the
British Columbia firm
of Power Machinery
H.      Leslie     Smith,
B.A.Sc,    P.Eng.,   has
been    named   a   part-
Blair W. Anderson ner \n tne Vancouver
Consulting Engineering firm of H. H. Min-
shall and Associates Limited. Mr. Smith was
formerly with the Power Division of the
Bechtel Corporation, San Francisco, as Assistant  Project  Engineer.
Stuart D. Cavers
26 1945
C. J. ("Cy") Bennett, B.A., B.Com., Secretary-Treasurer of School District 47, Powell
River, for the past nine years, accepted the
position of Secretary-Manager of the Truck
Loggers' Association, Vancouver, B. C, effective   last   December.
Phyllis E. Davies (nee Phyllis Pritchard),
B.A., B.S.W.'47, has joined the Social Service
Department staff of the B.C. Division of the
Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society.
Mrs. Davies was formerly with the Children's
Aid  and  Infants'  Homes  in   Toronto.
Walter A. Ker, B.A.Sc, M.E.I.C, formerly
Deputy Comptroller of Water Rights for
British Columbia, has established a Consulting
Engineering practice in Victoria, B.C. He
plans to specialise in the fields of water supply   and   hydraulics.
William Ruck, B.A.Sc, has been named Development Engineer of the Medicine Hat project of Northwest Nitro-Chemicals Limited,
David R. Bakewell, B.A.Sc, M.E.I.C, formerly Operations Manager, C. D. Schultz and
Company Limited, has been appointed General
Neil T. Gray, Chief Bacteriologist for the
Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association for
the past nine years, left the Association in
January last to take a position as B.C. Sales
Engineer with the Creamery Package Manufacturing   Company   of   Canada  Limited.
George F. Peirson, B.Com., is the Manager
of the Bank of Montreal's new Branch located
at 2515 East Hastings St.
George Perris, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc'47, is now
Manager, Nylon Intermediates, at Du Pont
Company of Canada, (1956) Limited's Mainland  Works.
James A. Beveridge, B.A.Sc, M.Sc. (Johns
Hopkins), formerly Commissioner, City of Red
Deer, Alberta, accepted a similar position last
December with the City of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
Harold Peter ("Herb") Capozzi, B.A.,
B.Com.'48, formerly Programme Director for
CBMT in Montreal, is the new General Manager of the B.C. Lions Football Team. Mr.
Capozzi brings much practical experience in
football to his new position, having played
with Vancouver College and the U.B.C. Thunderbirds in his undergraduate years and then
professionally with the Calgary Stampeders
(1952-53) and the Montreal Alouettes  (1953-55).
Grant B. Larkin, B.S.A., has been named
Chief Bacteriologist, Fraser Valley Milk Producers'   Association.
Donovan F. Miller, B.Com., S.M. (M.I.T.),
Executive Assistant to the President, Canadian
Fishing Company, Limited, has been appointed
to their Board of Directors.
R. W. ("Bob") Riddle, B.Com., latterly with
Plimley, Fourth Avenue, Vancouver, has been
named Assistant General Manager of Thomas
Plimley   Limited,   Victoria.
Dr. Alexander Thomson, B.A., M.D., CM.
(McGill), formerly in practice in Victoria, has
accepted the position of Associate Director,
Medical Advisory Staff, Lederle Medical Research Section, Research Division, American
Cyanamid Company, at Pearl River, New
Mrs. D. A. (Joan) Boon, B.A., B.S.W.'56,
is now employed with the Calgary Family
Bureau as a Case Worker. Her husband, Dr.
David A. Boon, B.S.P/51, M.D.'56, is presently
interning  at the Calgary  General  Hospital.
Russell B. Bridges, B.A.Sc, has been appointed Products Sales Manager, Adhesives
and Resins, Monsanto Canada Limited, Toronto.
Robert G. Craig, B.S.A., has assumed the
duties of Assistant Plant Superintendent, Pacific Milk Plant, Fraser Valley Milk Producers'
Association at Abbotsford, B.C.
Malcolm Eagle, B.A.Sc, is now associated
with the firm of Pioneer Electric Alberta
Limited, as Factory Manager, Red Deer, Alberta.
E. Mary Earnshaw, B.A.Sc. (Nurs.), M.P.H.
(Harvard S.P.H.), formerly Senior Public-
Health Nurse for the Regina Rural Health
Region, has been appointed Nursing Consultant in Child and Maternal Health, Saskatchewan  Department of Health and Welfare.
Robert L. Haas, B.Com., is the Manager of
the new City Centre Hudson's Bay store in
Kitimat,   B.C.
Albert F. Joplin, B.A.Sc, formerly Kettle
Valley Division Engineer, C.P.R., is the new
Revelstoke  Division   Engineer.
J. Robert ("Rob") Keller, B.A.Sc, has been
appointed Canadian Sales Manager, Ipsenlab
of Canada, with headquarters at 27 Bermond-
sey Road, Toronto. Since graduation, Mr.
Keller has been active in the representation
and sale of heavy industrial furnace equipment
in Ontario, having previously been associated
with Canadian  General Electric  Co.  Ltd.
Dr. Fleming McConnell, B.A., M.D. (Tori,
has been appointed Staff Radiologist at the
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston
and to the Faculty of the Harvard Medical
Allan Pringle, B.A., Lecturer at the Univer-
sidad de Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Republic of
Honduras, Central America, recently completed a lecture tour of Western Canada and
the United States, sponsored by the Baha'i
William M. Young, B.Com., Assistant Sales
Manager and Supervisor of Branch Operations,
Finning Tractor and Equipment Company,
Limited, has been appointed to the Firm's
Board  of  Directors.
Terrence H. Butler, B.A., M.A.'53, of the
Federal Fisheries Research Board, Nanaimo,
has been given leave of absence to aid the
Indonesian Government in a survey on behalf
of the United Nations Food and Agriculture
Organisation. Mr. Butler's work will be mainly
concerned with the search and development
of  new shrimp  grounds.
Brooke Cornwall, B.A., M.A.'52, has been
elected President, Clark University Geographical Society for 1956-57. This is the first time
that a student in residence for the first year
has been so honoured. Mr. Cornwall is on
leave of absence from the Canadian Government in the Geographical Branch of the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys,
while he is working  for  his   Ph.D.
Geoffrey C. Fawcus, B.Com., was appointed
Manager for British Columbia for the Insurance Company of North America and their
affiliated Companies, in August last. Mr.
Fawcus held the position as Special Agent in
British Columbia for several years prior to
his  appointment.
W. Eric MacFarlane, B.A.Sc, formerly
'Cellophane' Superintendent of Du Pont Company of Canada (1956) Limited's Shawinigan
Works, has been appointed Technical Superintendent.
Norman E. Wilson, B.A., B.A.Sc,'50, has
been appointed Chief Engineer, Approvals
Division, Canadian Gas Association, with
Headquarters in Toronto. All gas appliances
and equipment installed in British Columbia
must carry the seal of approval of the C.G.A.
Robin L. Caesar, B.S.F., recently returned
to Vancouver from forestry assignments in
Arizona and New Zealand for the C. D. Schultz
and Company, Limited, has been appointed
Supervisor   of   Forestry.
Roy P. Kelsberg, B.A., formerly a Sales
Representative for Fisher Scientific Limited,
Edmonton, has been promoted to Sales Manager of the Company's  Toronto  Plant.
Dr. Marvin Q. Kirkwood, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
(Tor.), who recently was awarded his Doctorate in Chemistry is now with Dupont Company of Canada (1956) Limited at Brockville,
F/L Donald H. M. Mackay, B.A.Sc, has
been appointed Squadron Leader at Air Force
Headquarters,   Ottawa.
Andrew I. W. Mackenzie, B.S.I1., has been
appointed Business Manager for the C. D.
Schultz and Company, Limited. Mr. Mackenzie has been with the Company since his
Glendon W. Morgan, B.A.Sc, Jr. E.I.C, has
been appointed Chief Engineer, Coast Steel
Fabricators   Limited,   Vancouver.
Donald I. Nelson, B.A.Sc, Jr. E.I.C, has
been named Manager of the Sudbury Branch
Office and Warehouse of Canadian Ingersoll-
Rand  Company,  Limited.
Robert      A.      Pope,
B.A.Sc, has been appointed Supervisor of
P^ngineering with the
C. D. Schultz and
Company, Limited.
Mr. Pope has had experience in field management of forestry
projects elsewhere in
Canada and also in
South America, New
Zealand and t he
Robert A. Pope
John B. Paul, B.A., Lecturer in Biostatis-
tics, Department of Public Health, Faculty
of Medicine, U.B.C, has been appointed Sec-
cretary-Treasurer of the B.C. Government
Medical Services. Mr. Paul was formerly with
the Provincial Department of Health and
Lieut. John P. Faddegon, B.S.P., has been
promoted Captain in the Canadian Army
Medical Corps.
Peter J. Hall, B.S.F., with the C D. Schultz
and Company, Limited, since graduation, has
been appointed Operations Manager of the
H. Noel Holton, B.A.Sc, a 1955 Athlone
Scholarship winner, has recently been awarded
a Master of Science Degree by Birmingham
Albert A. Mackoff, LL.B., has been appointed
Assistant City Prosecutor, effective March 1.
Mr. Mackoff has been in private practice since
his admittance to the Bar. He succeeds Paul
E. Delaney, LL.B.'49, who has entered private
William B. McTavish, B.A.Sc, has been appointed Technical Service Supervisor, Films
Division, Du Pont Company of Canada (1956)
Limited,   Montreal.
Fred L. Savage, B.A.Sc, has recently been
appointed B.C. Regional Manager of the Canada Creosoting Company Limited, with Headquarters   in  North   Vancouver.
Victor W. Scholl, B.S.A., has been appointed
Plant Superintendent of the Arctic Ice Cream
Division of the Fraser Valley Milk Producers'
A. E. J. ("Archie") Sudbury, B.S.F., is
Plant Superintendent of Western Plywood
(Alberta) Limited's new Mill in Edmonton.
The Plant will manufacture a plywood, from
the poplar forests of Alberta, called 'Cotton-
William J. Swanson, B.A.Sc, Jr. E.I.C, has
been transferred from the position of Resident
Engineer on the DEW Line to work in the
same capacity on the construction of a pulp
mill at Thurso, Quebec, for the Foundation
Company  of   Canada.
Eric M. Sandeman, B.S.A., has been named
Assistant District Agriculturist at Calgary
for the  Alberta  Department   of  Agriculture.
R. Murray Sutherland, B.A. (Alta.), B.S.W.,
a former Minister in the Alberta Conference
of the United Church of Canada, has been appointed Executive Secretary of the John Howard Society for the Edmonton District. M r.
Sutherland has been with the Provincial Mental Health Services in B.C. since his graduation
from U.B.C.
Eric W. Van Allen, B.Com., is now associated with Systems Equipment Limited as a
Sales Representative. Mr. Van Allen will
specialise in accounting systems, methods and
procedures and other allied lines which the
Company  offers.
Marion E. Brown, B.S.N., formerly with the
Carleton Place Branch of the V.O.N., is now
Nurse in Charge of the Branch at Owen
Sound,  Ontario.
T. H. Legg, B.A.Sc, Jr. E.I.C, is now employed with the Radio Physics Laboratory of
the   Defence   Research   Board,   Ottawa.
Dr. J. A. R. Guy Paquette, B.Sc. (Montreal),
M.A., Ph.D.'56, who obtained his Doctorate
in theoretical Physics at U.B.C, has been appointed Assistant Professor in the Faculty of
Science,   University   of   Montreal.
Adam Szczawinski, Ph.D., first student to
receive his Doctorate in Botany at U.B.C, is
Provincial   Botanist in   Victoria.
T.    Brian    Prentice,   LL.B.,   recently   opened
his   own   law   practice   at   3678   East   Hastings
Street,   North   Burnaby,   B.C.
Geoffrey R. Conway, B.Com., won the Institute
of Chartered Accountants Silver Medal for
placing first in B.C. among candidates writing
the Intermediate Chartered Accountancy examinations in 1956. In addition, he took
second place in his year of all candidates in
Mrs. Allan Jarvis (nee Elizabeth Mulla),
B.S.P., was elected President of the U.B.C.
Pharmacy Alumni Association last Autumn.
Fred Wiley, B.S. P.'53, retiring President, is
the Vice-President; Gordon Hewitt, B.A/41,
B.S.P.'50, is secretary and May Dong, B.S.P.
'55,   is   Treasurer.
Dr. Luther Evans, LL.D.'48, Director-General of U.N.E.S.C.O., attended the Ninth General Conference of the Organisation which was
held in New Delhi, India, November 5 to December  5,   1956.
H. R. MacMillan, D.Sc.'50, recently marked
his 71st birthday by donating $50,000 to the
Vancouver Foundation, which was organised
in 1950 to administer capital funds for the
perpetual support of health, welfare, cultural
and educational purposes in Vancouver and
surrounding areas. He has stipulated that the
present gift is to be used to further economic
studies of the Province's Industries and Resources.
The following U.B.C. Graduates were among
those B.C. Barristers recently honoured by
appointment as Queen's Counsel: Charles W.
Brazier, B.A.'30, Vancouver; Pearley R. Brissenden, B.A.'31, Vancouver; Ernest B. Bull,
B.A.'28, Vancouver; Victor L. Dryer, B.A.'33,
Vancouver; James E. Eades, B.A.'25, Vancouver ; Thomas E. H. Ellis, B.A.'23, Vancouver; Donald C Fillmore, B.A.'32, Kelowna;
Gilbert P. Hogg, B.A.'33, Victoria; Hubert B.
King, B.A.'27, Prince George; Meredith M.
McFarlane, B.A.'28, Vancouver; Colin D. Mc-
Quarrie, B.A.'33, New Westminster; Arthur
H. Ray, B.A.'23, Vancouver; William A.
Schultz, B.Com.'33, B.A.'34, Vancouver; David
R.   Verchere,   B.A.'26,   Kamloops.
(Continued  from  page  20;
time as leaders of the annual drives.
Here we can acknowledge the service
of but a few.
Frank Turner, Executive Director
of the Association from 1946 to 1954,
provided the idea and the enthusiasm
which made the idea a reality. To
him goes the major credit. For many
years and to thousands of Alumni,
Frank and the Fund were synonymous.
But thinking about the role which
Alumni might play in supporting the
University began at an earlier date,
prior to Frank's appointment in 1946.
Bruce A. Robinson, Alumni President
in the 40's, was the first exponent of
Alumni leadership in fund raising and
he was supported by P. R. (Pearley)
Brissenden and some of the members
of their Executives.
Alumni Presidents Ted Baynes, Dick
Bibbs, Win Shilvock and John Buchanan, 1947-50, were leaders of the
planning committees as were Darrell
Braidwood, Ormy Hall, Aubrey Rob
erts, Joe Brown, Harry A. Berry and
several others. All members of the
immediate post-war Executives attended the many meetings which preceded the incorporation, in 1948, of
the Society known first as the "Trustees of The Alumni-U.B.C. Development Fund."
M. M. (Med) McFarlane was the
author of the Agreement between the
Association and the Fund, and of the
Constitution of the Fund itself. Med
burned midnight oil and spent endless
hours in drafting the legal documents
and only those who served with him on
committees knew the difficulties of
the problems he had to solve.
Special appreciation is due to Chancellor Emeritus Eric W. Hamber,
Chancellor Sherwood Lett and Dr.
N. A. M. MacKenzie, all of whom
supported the establishment of the
Fund and insisted upon making personal annual contributions through the
first years of its operation.
All but one of the five Trustees appointed by the Association served continuously from 1948 to che dissolution
of the Society on 31st December, 1956.
We pay tribute here to the interest
and service of Kenneth P. Caple,
Chairman, Col. W. T. Brown, Vice-
Chairman, Mrs. Howard T. Mitchell,
Secretary - Treasurer, Dr. A. E.
Grauer; and to Col. F. T. Fairey,
M.P., who resigned after seven years
because of duties in Ottawa; and to
Dean Walter Gage who served in
The heaviest burden fell upon the
Chairmen and Boards of Directors of
the Fund who were responsible for the
organisation and operation of the annual campaigns. Joe Brown and his
Board set the pace in 1949. Joe accepted the tough job for a second term
in 1950—and increased the pace. John
Buchanan, taking no rest after serving as Alumni President, made another new Fund record in 1951. Harry
A. Berry followed in 1952 and again
records fell. For three very full
terms, from 1953 to 1955, Aubrey
Roberts headed the Board and under
his leadership the appeal was broadened to include business and other
groups in the community. In 1956
there occurred a distinct change of
pace. Co-Chairmen Dr. W. C. Gibson
and John J. West suggested a review
of Fund activities in the light of new
developments at U.B.C. Only one
major solicitation of all Alumni was
made during the year; in spite of this
the 1956 campaign recorded its biggest increase to date.
Acknowledgement and appreciation
should go to many others: to Class
Managers, Committee Chairmen and
Members, and above all to those loyal
and generous Alumni who have contributed every year to the University
through the Fund. They have set a
shining example for all Alumni and
they have added new meaning to
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In And About
The University
A distinguished visitor to U.B.C.
this year was Dr. R. B. Y. Scott, Canadian authority on the controversial
Dead Sea Scrolls. Dr. Scott, now a
Professor of Religion at Princeton,
formerly taught Old Testament at
Union Theological College, Vancouver, United Theological College,
Montreal   and   McGill   University.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree by Union College at a special Congregation and
spoke to U.B.C. students in a special
lecture while visiting Vancouver. Dr.
Scott was recently able to secure a
collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls for
McGill University.
The man noted
throughout the
world as the
"Father of Documentary Film",
John Grierson, is
visiting the U.B.C.
Campus early in
March to give
lectures on communications b y
film. Mr. Grierson was Film
Commissioner and Executive Head
of the National Film Board from
1939 to 1945. His first film "Drifters",
revolutionised film making by drawing its drama at first hand from real
life instead of producing it in a studio.
The simple story of the North Sea
herring catch brought what were then
new and striking images to the screen;
drifters swinging out to sea from
small grey harbours; nets flung wide
from restless vessels; fishermen moving about their everyday tasks. What
has become familiar today through a
thousand documentary films had then
the impact of startling discovery.
"University Education is becoming
standardised at the price of standards", Dr. Kaye Lamb, B.A.'27, M.A.
'30, LL.D.'48, National Librarian, told
students here January 11, in the Annual Bostock  Lecture.
Too many Universities are including vocational courses that turn out
John Grierson
nothing but trained technicians, Dr.
Lamb warned. Such courses should
be given in technical institutes leaving the Universities free to concentrate on the Humanities, he said.
Dr. Lamb also criticised the survey
type o: course currently being offered
on many Canadian Campuses, including U.B.C. "They merely illustrate
the adaptation of the mass media to
the classroom.
"The true function of a University
is to teach its Graduates how to supplement the original intellectual
grounding it has provided.
"There is no way of teaching a
student what he will need 25 years
hence. The only thing the University
can do is to instil the urge to continue seeking knowledge throughout
Despite the competition offered by
Industry and Business, Dr. Lamb was
optimistic about the future growth
of  University Faculties.
"The University will always be able
to offer its aspirants something that
cannot be duplicated elsewhere and
that is a way of life.
"This life includes library and research facilities, long summer vacations to make use of these facilities
and membership in a company of
-   Rosemary Kent-Barker, Arts'ii^
Dr. R. B. Y. Scott
Sholto Hebenton
I See p. 33)
The University is taking a big step
into the realm of automation this
year with the planned installation of
a $68,000 electronic computing machine.
The digital computer ALWAC III
E, which can add two 10 digit numbers in a thousandth of a second, is
scheduled to be installed this spring.
It is expected to greatly further the
teaching and research roles of the
University in the trend toward automation.
A total of 57 executives from British Columbia business firms have enroled in a 40-hour evening-class course
to learn how to operate the computer
when it arrives. Another 15 people
had to be turned away from the
course which had a $100 registration
After the electronic computer is
installed it will be made available on
President N. A. M. MacKenzie and Kalman Roller,
Dean of Sopron  Forestry School.
a rental basis to firms whose staff have
been trained to use it.
About 175 University Faculty
Members and Graduate Students are
also taking a course to learn how to
operate the computer.
Dr. T. E. Hull, of the Mathematics
Department is in charge of the Training Programme.
The machine which can solve in one
minute problems that would take four
hours by normal methods, was selected from 25 computers as the one
most suited to the needs of the University and  the  community.
British Columbia business and industrial firms have contributed $20,000
toward the cost of purchasing the
machine. Applications have been
made to the Federal Government for
additional funds to help pay the $68,-
000 purchase price.
A departure in theatre was marked
this year when the University of B.C.
presented Shakespeare's Richard II as
its workshop production in a new
form of dramatised reading.
The reading of Richard II by 30
students was accompanied by all the
colour of mediaeval pageantry in decor and costume.
"We hope this method will be a
springboard to more productions of
Shakespeare's plays by making them
exciting to see, but less demanding of
students' time to prepare", said Miss
Dorothy Somerset, U.B.C. Drama Director and instigator of the unique
approach to Shakespeare.
A fund-raising drive by members of
Vancouver's Ukrainian Community
culminated recently in a presentation
of $500 worth of Ukrainian books to
the University of B.C. Library.
The book section of the local Ukrainian-Canadian Community, headed by
Rev. S. P. Symehych, B.A.'50, presented the books to President N. A. M.
The University Library welcomed
the new books as a valuable addition
to  its  section  of  Slavonic  materials.
29        U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Book Review
"WRITING IN CANADA"—Proceedings of the
Canadian Writers' Conference Held at Queen's
University July, 1955, edited by George Whalley,
with an Introduction by F. R. Scott, Toronto,
Macmillan, 1956; and
"NEW VOICES"—Canadian University Writing of
1956, selected by Earle Birney, Ira Dilworth,
Desmond Pacey, Jean-Charles Bonenfant and
Roger Duhamel, with a Forword by Joseph Mc-
Culley, Warden of Hart House, J. M. Dent,
Toronto   and   Vancouver,   1956.
These two volumes usefully complement each other and are recommended to all who have an interest in
the broadening flow of Canadian literature.
"Writing in Canada" reports on the
Kingston Conference of two summers
ago. Generously financed by the
Rockefeller Foundation, the Conference was attended by some eighty
delegates from across Canada—writers, publishers, editors, critics, librarians and others interested. The environment provided by Queen's University could scarcely have been improved as a background and stimulus
to discussion. Delegates returning to
the West Coast were eager to have a
similar, though smaller, Conference in
Vancouver; this took place in the following January and is reported in an
appendix, by Jan de Bruyn.
The one hundred and fifty pages of
admirably organised record swarm
with the facts of Canadian writing and
the concepts of Canadian criticism.
We feel the pressure of its authors,
its editors, its distributors, its admirers, its detractors, its well-wishers, its
denigrators, its covert enemies, its
possible patrons and its simple readers. Certain polarities of point-of-view
are discernible, notably that between
A. J. M. Smith's concept of the poet's
fruitful detachment, his dependence
upon a "restricted, knowledgeable, exacting audience", and the view, found
more acceptable in the Conference,
that  "instead of  decrying the  mass
media, we should move in and do
something about improving them".
Neatly ordered and precisely reported,
the discussions become starting points
for further discussion and the incon-
clusiveness of all literary conferences
becomes, in this instance, through this
little volume, a stimulus to further
critical and creative thought.
"New Voices" gives us the other
side of the picture, presenting some
fifty poems and stories, in French and
English, from nearly twenty Colleges
and Universities, in all parts of the
country, the work of students none
of whom was older than twenty-five.
To the publishers who have taken the
financial risk and to the five editors
we owe not a little gratitude for this
composite picture of our young creative minds. A better collection, it is
a fair guess, could have been produced
by any one of the editors given a free
hand; the concept of a concensus of
opinion has taken away the element
of surprise that this reader at least
hoped for when he opened the book.
On the other hand, the Canadian dilemma is again faced and accepted:
the high price of any attempt at
achieving national unity out of sectional diversities.
At least three of the poets—Heather
Spears, B.A.'56, Jay MacPherson and
Daryl Hine—offer individual styles
and mastery of language that make us
eager for more of their work. The
prose is another matter: very little of
it seemed, to this reader, more than
undeniably competent. The problem of
Canadian prose in its entirety is revealed in minuscule: abundance of
subject-matter but no understood
theme; technical competence to burn
but seldom the intense flame of style.
These two books should be pondered
by  every  Canadian who cares about
the literary future of his country.
J.  Roy Daniells, B.A.'30, Ph.D.(Tor.),
Professor and  Head  of the  Department of
English,  U.B.C.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        30 The Faculty
President    N.    A.    M.    MacKenzie,
C.M.G., M.M. and Bar, Q.C., B.A.,
LL.B., LL.M., LL.D., D.C.L., D.Sc.Soc,
F.R.S.C, was installed as Honorary
Colonel of the University of British
Columbia Contingent of the Canadian
Officers Training Corps, at a special
Parade February 11, 1957, which also
marked the retirement of Dr. Gordon
M. Shrum, O.B.E., M.M., E.D., M.A.,
Ph.D., F.R.S.C, Dean, Faculty of
Graduate Studies, who had been Honorary Lt. Col. of the University Contingent since 1946.
Dean G. F. Curtis, LL.B. (Sask.),
B.A., B.C.L. (Oxon.), LL.D. (Dalhousie, Sask.), D.C.L. (N.B.), Faculty
of Law, was honoured recently when
appointed a Queen's Counsel.
Dean E. D. MacPhee, M.M., M.A.,
B.Ed. (Edinburgh), Faculty of Commerce, was appointed sole Commissioner of the Royal Commission established to investigate the British Columbia Tree Fruit Industry.
Dean F. H. Soward, B.A. (Tor.),
B.Litt. (Oxon.), F.R.S.C, Associate
Dean of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies, together with Edgar Mclnnis,
President of the Canadian Institute
of International Affairs, and the assistance of Walter O'Hearn of the
Montreal Star, has written a book
entitled "Canada and the United Nations" dealing with Canada's part in
the world organisation since its inception in 1945. One in a series of national studies of United Nations members initiated by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, it
analyses Canadian policies and attitudes toward the U.N. since the San
Francisco Conference in 1945. It
quotes extensively from Canadian
newspapers and Parliamentary
sources, and details the formulation of
the policy which led to Canada's significant "middle power" leadership in
the U.N. today.
Alfred W. R. Carrothers, B.A.'47,
LL.B.'48, LL.M. (Harvard), Associate
Professor, Faculty of Law, has written a book on one of the most interesting aspects of Canadian Labour Law
—the use of the injunction to limit
union activity in labour disputes. "The
Labour Injunction in British Columbia" is a study of the Canadian law
and practice with particular reference
to British Columbia experience during
v 31
Reginald E. Watters
Walter N. Sage
Alfred Carrothers Gilbert D. Kennedy
the years 1946 to 1955 inclusive. The
book consists of an outline of the general law of the injunction in relation
to the kind of conduct which occurs
during labour disputes, a consideration of the law of contempt of court
and implications of the law for
breaches of labour injunctions, a definitive study of the law of picketing
with emphasis on post-war developments in judicial decisions, detailed
accounts, based on original court records, with editorial comments, of
the seventy-five injunction cases
which arose in British Columbia from
1946 to 1955, and a critical analysis
of the practical use of the injunction
in relation to principles of law. The
last chapter ends with recommendations respecting certain matters of
procedure, and certain features of the
form of the injunction order. There
are eight appendices, most of which
contain material not available elsewhere; one of the most interesting is
an account of the somewhat curious
legislative history of the British Columbia Trade-unions Act, passed in
1902 during the course of a mine
labourers' dispute in Rossland, the
language of which extends considerable statutory protection to persons
engaged in certain kinds of picketing.
The text contains ten tables of statistical and other material. The book
is the first to be published by a member of the Faculty of Law. It was
published in December, 1956, by C. C.
H., Canadian Limited, Toronto. 303 pp.
John J. Deutsch, B.Com. (Queen's),
Head, Department of Economics and
Political Science, was elected Chairman of the Arbitration Board set up
by the Provincial Government to review British Columbia Teachers' Salaries. More recently, Prof. Deutsch,
formerly Federal Assistant Deputy
Minister of Finance, has been appointed one of three members of the
Royal Commission established to review the terms of union between Canada and Newfoundland.
Ivan R. Feltham, B.A.'53, LL.B.54,
B.C.L. (Oxon.), recently returned
Rhodes Scholar, has been appointed
Special Lecturer in the Faculty of
Law for the balance of this Session.
He is teaching "Torts" and "Property
II", subjects taught by Dr. M. M.
Maclntyre until his recent illness
shortly after Christmas.
Thomas Kakinuma, a talented Japanese   potter,   painter   and   sculptor,
was appointed Ceramic Instructor for
the University of British Columbia
Extension Department, last fall.
Gilbert D. Kennedy, M.A., LL.B.
(Tor.), S.J.D. (Harvard), Professor,
Faculty of Law, has accepted an appointment as Deputy Attorney General for British Columbia, to commence about the middle of April. Dr.
Kennedy has been associated with the
Faculty of Law for 11 years. During
this time he has taught a variety of
subjects, but mainly "Wills and
Trusts", "Conflict of Laws" and "Constitutional Law". In addition, he has
published many articles on legal
topics. Mrs. G. D. Kennedy (nee Doreen E. Jenkinson), B.A.'43, M.A.'48,
has also taken an active part in University work, having taught Mathematics from 1943-55.
She is also Chairman, University
Hill School Board, District Commissioner of the Girl Guides and Captain,
First Vancouver Land Ranger Company.
John R. McCreary, M.D. (Tor.),
Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, is a member of a team of Doctors making up the Canadian Medical
Mission presently in India as part
of Canada's contribution to the Colombo Plan. Dr. McCreary spent one
month in New Delhi, one month in
Amritsar and is spending the month
of March near Madras, lecturing and
evaluating teaching methods in Paediatrics.
Malcolm F. McGregor, M.A.'31,
Ph.D. (Cincinnati), Professor and
Chairman, Department of Classics,
was elected to the Managing Committee of the American School of
Classical Studies at Athens at a recent meeting of the Executive in
William O. Richmond, B.A.Sc'29,
M.S. (Pitts.), Mem.A.S.M.E., M.E.I.C,
Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected President
of the Association of Professional
Engineers for British Columbia.
Walter N. Sage, B.A. (Tor.), M.A.
(Oxon.), Ph.D. (Tor.), F.R.Hist.S.,
F.R.S.C, Professor Emeritus of History, was named President of the
British Columbia Historical Association recently.
W. Kirke Smith, B.A. (Man.), LL.B.
'49, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Deputy
Coroner for the City of Vancouver,
is acting as Counsel for the Royal
Commission inquiring into British
Columbia's  Tree  Fruit  Industry.
Reginald E. Watters, M.A. (Tor.),
Ph.D. (Wisconsin), Professor, Department of English, is the Editor-in-
Chief of "The British Columbia Centennial Anthology", which is scheduled for publication in the Spring of
1958. "As an official part of British
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U. B. C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE        32 Second  Great  Trekkers  Meet with   Premier  W.   A.   C.   Bennett   in  Victoria.    From   Left:   Premier   Bennett,
A.M.S.  President Don Jabour, Trek Chairman Ben  Trevino, Treasurer Alan Thackray.
Campus News and Views
Second Great Trek
By  Ian Smyth, Arts '58, Public Relations Officer, Students' Council
"WHEREAS we consider that the
young men and women of British Columbia should be given educational
facilities in no way inferior to those
offered by other Provinces in Canada
"WHEREAS the efficiency of our
Provincial University is seriously
threatened by the present inadequate
accommodation and equipment . . .
we the undersigned humbly petition
the Government of the Province of
British Columbia . . ."
Reduced to simple terms it means
"Give TJs Room To Grow" — the cry
that 7600 students carried throughout
British Columbia this winter as they
conducted the "Second Great Trek".
Students armed themselves with a
thirty page brief to the Provincial
Government and collected signatures
from 86,000 voters throughout the
Province to support their plea.
A delegation headed by Student
Council President-elect Ben Trevino
met with Premier W. A. C. Bennett
and the Provincial Cabinet in Victoria
January 25, to present their brief and
argue their request that the present
$10,000,000 ten-year Capital Expansion Programme be increased to $15,-
000,000 and that the funds be released
at the rate of $2,000,000 per year instead of the present $1,000,000 per
When Premier Bennett announced
in his budget speech that there would
be no increase in capital grants to
the University this year, a group of
students solemnly marched up the
Main Mall with a casket labelled
"Higher Education" and lowered it
into a freshly dug grave near the
Further demonstrations were hastily cancelled when Education Minister,
Les Peterson, LL.B.'49, announced in
his maiden speech in the Legislature,
February 25, that the Provincial Government would match corporate and
private donations to the University for
capital expenditures up to $5,000,000
over the next ten years.
At the Leadership Conference sponsored by the Alma Mater Society last
fall, delegates decided that an opportunity should be provided for
U.B.C. students to meet for a discussion of academic problems, rather than
become overly concerned with extracurricular activities. The result of
this decision was the first Annual
Academic Symposium sponsored by
the Alma Mater Society and held during the weekend of February 22 to
24 at Parksville. Ninety-one delegates
representing Students, Faculty and
Alumni gathered to discuss academic
matters of mutual concern. Student
delegates were chosen on the basis of
academic standing and campus activities. Faculty members who have displayed interest in student affairs were
invited. The ratio of delegates was
set at one-third Faculty members and
two-thirds Students. The programme
included joint student-faculty panel
discussions and informal group discussions   on   student  participation   in
the academic life, and student-faculty
Each year the Alma Mater Society
has sponsored a two day Conference
for high school students—"A stepping
stone from High School to University."
This year, on February 22 and 23,
the Tenth Annual High School Conference, which was started in 1948 as
a Teacher Training project, attracted
223 delegates from 117 High Schools
throughout British Columbia and the
Yukon Territory. The aim of the Conference is not to coax unwilling students to U.B.C, but to provide High
School graduates with an introduction
to University life so that their decision whether or not to attend will
have a logical and reasonable basis.
The delegates to the Conference are
requested to report to their schools
and to pass on information to their
fellow students. In order to make it
easier for students from distant parts
of the Province to attend, a travel arrangement was undertaken this year
for the first time.
Sholto George Hebenton, 21, Fourth
Year Arts Student at U.B.C. and former Alumni Regional Scholarship
Winner, has been named as the B.C.
Rhodes Scholar for 1957.
Mr. Hebenton lives at 2140 Wesbrook Crescent, the Beta Theta Pi
Fraternity House. He is President of
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
An Honours Student in Economics
and International Studies, the young
scholar will  enter  Oxford  Universitv
Marc   Bell   and   Hungarian   Student   Leader
Miklos Gratzer.
(See  stcry pages   1.3,   19!
next October and will study either
Modern History or Law for two years.
Born in Quesnel, Mr. Hebenton
spent most of his life in Penticton.
He was President of the High School
and Valedictorian of his Class on
graduation in 1953. In that year he
was awarded a U.B.C. Alumni Association  Regional  Scholarship.
At U.B.C. he played Second Base
for three years on the Baseball Team,
was Quarterback for a year on the
Jayvee Football Team and took part
in intramural sports. Last year he
was President of the United Nations
Club and this year is Advertising
Manager for the Totem.
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is over . . . but, like a medical doctor, his "internship" will
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For the past 18 months, he's been  a Cominco
Engineer-in-Training, observing  and working with  senior
engineers  in various phases of Cominco's operations.
Research assignments in metallurgical and chemical
operations have related  University training
to  industrial  practice.
His  post-graduate training  at Cominco  has given  him
valuable experience and a better opportunity for a
successful  career.  Soon  he will join one of our divisional
engineering teams*. . . helping  Cominco to make its
important contribution to world  metal
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By  R.  J.   Phillips,  Athletic  Director
The Autumn Issue of this column
was devoted almost exclusively to the
exploits of our victorious Rowing
Crews. Therefore, the material which
had been prepared at that time on the
fall sports had to be temporarily deleted. In this current issue we would
like to present some of the highlights
of the Football, Soccer and Cross
Country seasons.
Frank Gnup's Thunderbirds absorbed a few lickings in Evergreen
Conference play, but were a team
whose fundamentals were sounder,
and who played with greater desire
than any Varsity team in recent years.
An athletic news release, which was
issued following a 53-6 drubbing from
College of Puget Sound, is worthwhile quoting:
"In    spite    of    the    overwhelming    odds,    the
U.B.C.  Thunderbirds  were  still  throwing  all
they had into the game even up to the closing
seconds.   U.B.C. was handicapped by the lack
of experience in the American style of football,  as  Canadian  High  Schools prefer other
sports.    One can't help  admiring the Thunderbirds for maintaining their fighting spirit
in spite of the lop-sided score."
Our   7-6   victory   over   the   Central
Washington    "Wildcats"    at    Homecoming  on  November  3rd  was  sweet
indeed,   and   the   Grads   enjoyed   this
opportunity  to   cheer  a  great  coach
and a great team that day.
The University of Western Ontario
"Mustangs" played sound football
and gave our team a 38-13 beating at
U.B.C. Stadium on September 22nd
in the 4th Annual Churchill Cup
Game. We, in turn, provided a few
thrills when our Mile Relay Team,
consisting of Dave Smith, Dave Tre-
leaven, Cole Harris and Doug Clement set a new meet record of 3
min. 27.6 sec. to defeat the Western
team by more than 50 yards. Olympic runner Doug Clement ran the
anchor-leg in 48.6 seconds.
The Thunderbird Football Team
has been invited to play against
Western Ontario in London next September 21st in a return game, in aid
of the Canadian Paraplegic Association.
Names of Graduating Players ■—
Captain Ron Stewart, Ian Stewart,
Roger Kronquist, Donn Spence and
Doug Duncan.
New Captains—Roy Jokanovich and
Oscar Kreutziger.
Dr. Gordon Burke Inspirational
Award Winner—Donn Spence and
Roger Kronquist.
All-Conference Selections — Jack
Henwood—2nd All-Star Team; Roy
Jokanovich, Oscar Kreutziger—Honorable Mention; Ron Stewart—Honorable Mention and also, Little All-
America Honorable Mention; Pacific
Northwest All-Star.
Coach Ed Luckett and 14 Varsity
Soccer players visited Stanford Uni
versity and the University of California at Berkeley in early November, playing one game on each
campus. The U.B.C. team, which had
four West Indian boys on the first
string, defeated Stanford 9-1 and the
University of California 2-0. The
Stanford Coach Fred Priddle praised
the play by the Canadian team, and
the   Stanford   Daily  newspaper  said:
"The visitors were the best team seen at
Stanford in a long time. They combined a
high degree of individual skill with beautiful
team work. Their triangle movements lei't
the Indian defenders constantly helpless.
They varied this pattern with long cross-
field passes which invariably found a man
unmarked. They shot constantly, powerfully
and, as can be seen by the score, accurately.
Everyone on the team attacked, including the
The 9th Annual Pacific Northwest
Cross Country Championships were
held at U.B.C. on Nevember 10th, efficiently organised by Coach Peter Mullins. The University of Idaho dominated the Senior event, placing five
men in the first seven, out of a field
of 41. U.B.C.'s Jim Moore placed 3rd,
and Jack Burnett 6th. The U.B.C.
Team finished 5th out of seven teams.
The Thunderbirds' Ice Hockey
team travelled to Edmonton in February for the Hamber Cup Series. The
University of Alberta won a close
first game 4-3, and scored a convincing
8-4 victory in the second and final
game, to take the series 12 goals to
7. Alberta has won the trophy in
seven of the past eight years.
In spite of tough competition from
Evergreen Conference Colleges, the
Thunderbirds have managed to win
three Conference games. With an
average height of 6 ft. the 'Birds are
the smallest in the Conference, but
their hustle has made up to some extent for this. Student interest in the
team has improved with every game,
the high point being reached when
300 Hungarian Forestry Students attended the Whitworth game and gave
an unforgettable demonstration of
cheering. With this kind of support
the inspired players fought basket for
basket, losing by only 4 points in the
last 2 minutes.
Coach Jack Pomfret will take the
team to Edmonton for a two-game
series against the University of Alberta on March 8th and 9th.
Pete Mullins coached the U.B.C.
Braves to a B.C. title last season, and
this year took over the J.V. team when
Dick Penn decided to handle the Senior "A" Cloverleafs. The Junior Varsity won a playoff berth in the downtown Senior "A" League, then lost a
close    semi-final    series    to    C-Fun.
John Piatt
Freshman Ken Winslade was awarded
the "Rookie of the Year" Trophy.
For the first time in ten years the
U.B.C. sponsored International Invitational Intercollegiate Ski Meet at
Rossland was won by the University
of B.C. with 361 points. The University of Idaho placed second with 359.6
points. U.B.C.'s John Piatt was 4th
in the individual standings.
At Banff the strong U.B.C. contingent was second to Washington
State College, against the largest-
ever entry of U.S. and Canadian Universities. John Piatt won the downhill event and teammate Don Stur-
gess  placed third.
Former Washington State star Al
Fisher coaches the U.B.C. team.
Coach Peter Lusztig has a much
improved team under his wing this
year, and with lop-sided victories over
Eastern and Western Washington, he
is confident the Thunderbirds will regain the Evergreen Conference Championship in early March. The schedule of meets includes University of
Idaho, and Washington. When an indoor pool is built on the Campus it
will not be too difficult to develop
teams of Pacific Coast Conference
Coach Albert Laithwaite's speedy
rugger team will again meet the University of California at Berkeley in a
four-game series, two to be played
at Berkeley and two at U.B.C. in early
April. A select fifteen will travel on
from Berkeley to Los Angeles for one
exhibition game with U.C.L.A.
The big Rugby news of the season
is the definite scheduling of a three-
game series between a B.C. All-Star
Team and the world famous Barbarians, in early May. One game will be
played in Victoria and two at Empire
Stadium in Vancouver. This select
band of Internationals from England,
Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France
will also play in Montreal and Toronto. U.B.C.'s Albert Laithwaite is
Chairman of the Barbarian Tour
Tickets may be reserved through
the  University Athletic  Office.
U.B.C.  ALUMNI  CHRONICLE Education—for What?
By Pearley R. Brissenden, Q.C., B.A.'31
Pearley Brissenden
Education has
long been the
most general and
important of public matters. Only
recently has it become a subject of
wide public concern and interest,
competing for attention with Hollywood sex life
and the argument
over control of
radio  and  T.V.
This is especially true of higher education and the present and prospective
flood of candidates for admission into
our Colleges and Universities.
The prospect of rapidly increasing
enrolment gives urgency to such questions as: How selective should University entrance be ? How can the poor
but gifted student be effectively subsidised? Is advanced training the same
as higher education ? Is there a waste
of University teaching and facilities
on people unable to benefit from them?
How far can federal aid go without
encouraging provincial governments to
avoid what is a provincial responsibility? What is or should be a University?
These questions are of vital concern
to Alumni and to the educated public
generally, as well as to University
administrators. They may be reduced
to two important issues, the financing
of education, and the philosophy of
education. The first is simply a practical matter of allotting the moneys.
Today sources public and private, Government and Industry, are alert to the
problem and willing to help solve it.
But finances are only a means to an
end. To what end are this interest and
this practical aid to be directed ? What
is the philosophy of Higher Education?
This question is not as grandiose
as it sounds. It can be broken into
two related questions. "Education—for
whom?" and "Education—for what?"
The first was the subject of a panel
discussion on February 5th last at the
University. The second is inseparable
from it and, it is submitted, has
It is trite to say that every experience has educational value. The boy
mending his bicycle-chain, the housewife whose deft hand with pastry delights her family at dinner, the man
who builds a boat in his basement—
all have learned something good to
know. However, there are different
kinds of education, different kinds of
experience. A University has traditionally been dedicated to education of
the mind, to intellectual experience;
and   even   where   an   application   has
been made of this learning to a career
such as Law, Medicine and Civil Service, the subjects studied have had intellectual and aesthetic content which
develops the powers of abstract reasoning and imaginative insight.
Recognition of a University's reason
for existing is still seen in the lip
service paid to the Faculty of Arts
and Science as the core Faculty. But
the core diminishes as accretions of a
vocational and specialised nature surround it. From Engineering and Agriculture and Pharmacy, associated with
the sciences and dependent upon them,
the development has been continuous
into restaurant management, methods
of real estate salesmanship, and, lest
the aesthetic be forgotten, a course in
the square dance."
This development, as a whole, probably reflects the desire to dignify
every calling with a degree. Or, it
may simply express a vague optimism
that exposure to an atmosphere containing the Arts and Sciences will
allow a patina of culture to form on
the mental skin of the most resistant,
even if all they genuinely respond to
is a performance of "The Girl Friend"
or "Boy Crazy."
Now such a response is a good
thing, and the objectives of the vocationally minded student in the narrow
sense are good things. But are these
objectives the proper and fundamental
concerns of a University? Bentham's
utilitarian argument was in effect that
push-pin is as good as poetry. His
view did not find favour with the
educated in his own day nor has it
since. It appears now to be coming
into its own as Universities seem to
be yielding to alleged public pressures
in the name of public relations. If so,
then there would be no reason why
any activity in which human beings
might engage should not be studied
and taught at a University.
To put the case in this way should
be enough to show its absurdity, if
only in practical terms of money, space
and staff. But the larger objection
brings us back to the question of a
philosophy of Higher Education. If a
University exists for training of the
mind, then a multiplicity of non-intellectual activities only serve to detract
from the aims of a University and to
diminish the values to the community
of its facilities and staff; and it is up
to the University to enlighten v,he
community on what those aims and
values are, even if to preserve them
would require the setting up of other
kinds of institutions for advanced
training with other aims and values.
As I said earlier, to deal with "Education ■— for what?" is to deal with
"Education — for whom?"  A consid
erable number of students fail each
year because they have not the particular aptitude for the subject-matter
confronting them, or the ability to
meet the standards set for those subjects. The University has to impose
on them the frustration and expense
of failure, or to lower its standards,
or to eliminate all compulsory requirements. If it follows the second or
third course, it ceases to be a University and becomes what might be called
a universality. That is, it ceases to
be an institution dedicated to teaching
the true student to think by the
challenge of new and difficult ideas
and methods of investigation.
The Arts and Sciences are not
static. They grow and expand by incorporating discoveries and adding
new disciplines, and the practical
can often be happily wedded to the
theoretical. But when occupational and
non-intellectual interests threaten to
dilute standards and to divert aims,
it is time to ask whether they could
not be better served by the growth of
parallel but different kinds of advanced
training. These would not neglect the
teaching of the citizen but their
emphasis would be upon technical and
occupational goals.
I will conclude simply by saying
that I have indicated what in my
opinion is needed and that the time
of decision is rapidly approaching, if
it has not already arrived.
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"He was a quiet scholar," said the
Clergyman conducting the service in
memory of 0. J. Todd. The words are
nicely chosen and were especially
appropriate in their context; yet they
fall short of conveying the influence
exerted upon generations of young
people, students and others, by this
quiet scholar.
Scholar he certainly was, with a
reputation that extended far beyond
British Columbia. At Harvard he had
been a student and friend of John
Williams White, one of the great men
of American Classical scholarship.
From this relationship there developed
O. J. Todd's life-long interest in Aristophanes. His work on the comic
poet reached a culmination in 1932,
with the publication, by the Harvard
University Press, of the monumental
Index Aristophaneus. An index to a
Greek or Latin author is an indispensable tool to the scholar; but few
have the perseverance to complete
such a work. Todd possessed this
quality, and, in addition, the passion
for accuracy without which this kind
of book is useless.
I often say to my own students that
"scholarship is an infinite capacity for
taking pains"; whenever I use the
words, it is of 0. J. Todd that I am
thinking. The Index was greeted
warmly by reviewers and the copies
that I have seen in classical seminars
all over this continent have been well
Although Todd's academic interests
and learning were varied, he was
especially fond of the abstruse and
the little known, as his many articles
illustrate. His colleagues and students
received the full benefit of this treasury of knowledge. It might be the
pronunciation of a Greek letter, the
meaning of an obscure Greek or Latin
word or phrase, the metrical habits
of a poet, experiments in the keeping
of time (for example, daylight-saving,
which he scorned), Todd was always
interested and always informative. He
liked to compose verse, in Greek or
Latin or English, and always there
could be found the epigrammatic line,
the reminiscence of Martial. Thus, if
light verse or parlour game was
needed for the Classics Club, it was
Todd who did the composing; the
files contain Latin cross-word-puzzles,
Latin limericks, all the odds and ends
that have provided entertainment over
the years.
He made a hobby of precision in
language without being thought a
pedant. He used to point out, in a
serious voice but with a twinkling
eye, that "television" is a hybrid; he
advocated "teleoptics." Many a man,
listening to Todd, must have been
puzzled by his reference to "arm-
ball," a term that he employed quite
seriously (and yet with quiet glee)
for American and Canadian football,
from which, as he would explain, the
foot has all but disappeared as a
Football, for Todd (and many who
agreed with him), had only one meaning: association football, sometimes
called soccer. Football was the game;
it demanded well-trained men, ready
to play at full speed for ninety minutes without substitution, without
time-out for rest or advice from a
coach. For thirty-eight years, so far
as I know, from his arrival in Vancouver to the winter of his death,
Todd followed the fortunes of the
Varsity Soccer Club, in good times
and bad, no matter what the weather;
if the boys could play, Todd was there.
In my day as a footballer, O. J.
Todd appeared at practice as well as
at games. I have seen him on the sidelines in pouring rain, in fog, in sleet,
in cold. I remember attending a game
last winter at Maclnnes Field when
the storm was coming in horizontally
from the sea. When I reached home,
drenched to the skin, my wife called
me a lunatic. I replied, "Well, I
suppose I am, because that is exactly
what 0. J. Todd said; he was there."
Todd had six sons and a daughter.
Five of the sons played football for
Varsity (one year three were members
of the first team), the other took up
armball; it must have been very lonely
at home. The tradition continues, for
Ian, under his grandfather's eyes, has
already won a Big Block.
An extraordinary feature of Todd's
devotion to football was that he never
displayed any visible emotion whatever, no matter how exciting the
game, how remarkable the victory,
how distressing the loss, how regrettable the refereeing. Once, perhaps,
nearly thirty years ago, I could read
his thought. I had stopped a penalty
and at half-time an excitable professor
of French, a keen supporter, embraced
me thoroughly. Todd was alongside
and to this day I can see the disgust
aroused in him by this shocking exhibition of emotion.
Football was his game and eventually he became President of the
Dominion Football Association. Never
theless, he was often to be seen at
cricket and in the last few years he
missed few basketball games. Until
very recently he played tennis and
badminton; in fact, he gave me the
impression that he thought he should
still be playing.
As a teacher Todd was in his
element with the small class. Here,
in the intimacy of the select, often
in his office, his learning enjoyed its
broadest scope. He moved thoroughly
from text to text, from book to book,
to his own enjoyment and that of his
students. Many a student has left
U.B.C. for the specialising Graduate
Schools of the United States, there to
study fields of Classics not taught
here. No graduate, however, has returned to complain of his preparation
or to find that Todd could not talk
intelligently in any Classical area.
And returning students have always
sought him out, to relish once more
that solid and comforting scholarship,
accompanied by the characteristic
sparkle of eye.
The reputation of the Department
of Classics of the University of British
Columbia — and it is considerable ■—
rests firmly upon the three originals
who built it, each man utterly unlike
his colleagues, together comprising a
formidable triumvirate. 0. J. Todd
was the quiet scholar.
—Malcolm F. McGregor.
A former teacher at Kitsilano and Lord
Byng High Schools, Miss Frances I. Higgin-
botham, B.A.'25, M.A.'36, died March 11, 1956,
in Vancouver. Early in her teaching career
she taught for three years (1925-28) in the
inland Provinces of China and in the Legation
School in Peking. Always an active member of
the University Women's Club and the Alpine
Club of Canada, Miss Higginbotham was also
keenly interested in school dramatics and in
the work of the Junior Red Cross. She is
survived by a brother, J. Arthur, Vancouver
and two sisters, Mrs. E. N. Lockard in the
Philippines and Mrs. L. F. Teetzel, North
Flying Officer Robert J. Bentley, B.A.'50.
R.C.A.F., died August 4, 1956, when his jet
aircraft crashed a few miles out-side Montreal,
P.Q. F.O. Bentley served for three years with
the U.S.A.A.F. during World War II, returning to Canada in 1946. With the outbreak of
hostilities in Korea, he was recalled by the
U.S.A.A.F. for service and upon his discharge,
returned to Canada where he joined the R.A.F.
as   a   jet   pilot.
Mrs. James Willox Duncan (nee Esther
O'Della Denman), B.A.'27, died February 14,
in Winnipeg. As an Undergraduate she took
an active part in the work of the Varsity
Christian Union and after graduation taught
at John Oliver High School. Mrs. Duncan is
survived by her husband, Major, the Rev.
James W. Duncan, B.A."27, Canadian Army
Command Chaplain for the Winnipeg area ; a
sister, Mrs. Alex Sweetable, Vancouver ; and
two brothers, Albert and Wesley of Los
W.  Arthur Wood, B.A.Sc'32, M.E.I.C,  Chief
Engineer   and   Works   Manager   with   the   Harrington   Tool   and   Die   Company   Limited,   La-
chine,   P.Q.,  died  July  22,   1956.
SUZANNE E. LOURIE, B.A.'65, a son,
Robert Francis, February 1, 1957, in Vancouver.
'401, a daughter, December 20, 1956. in
M.A.Sc.'49, Ph.D. (Stanford), a daughter,
Margaret Jean, November 16, 1956, in Jamaica,   B.W.I.
twins, Therese and Peter Grey, October IS,
1956,   in   San  Francisco,   California.
B.A.Sc.'48, a son, Robert Calvin, December
30,   1956,   in   Independence,   Mo.
B.A.'51,M.Sc.'53, (nee E. JOAN MUNRO,
B.A.'51, M.Sc.'53), a daughter, Judith Anne,
October  5,   1956,  in  Montreal.
B.A.Sc'50, (nee BARBARA CORKER, B.A.
'49), a son, Jonathan Rex, July 22, 1956, in
ANDERSON-HALL. Norman Herbert Anderson, B.S.A.'56, to Margaret Jean Hall in
Langley   .
ISAKER-McKINNON. Glen Worsfold Baker,
to   Patricia   Mary   McKinnon,   B.A.'52.
HARCHARD-ENGLISH. William George Mai-
Donald Barchard to Patricia Joan English,
BATE-MORIN. Allan Bate, LL.B.'50, B.A.
'56,  to  Noreen   Morin.
BAUMERT- MURDOCH. Eberhard Friedrich
Martin Leberecht Baumert, B.A.'56, to Ruth
Marie   Murdoch,   B.A.'51,   at   Thetis   Island.
BELROSE - FENAL. John Skelton Belrose,
B.A.Sc.'50, M.A.Sc.52, to Denise Fenal, in
BOSE-PECK. Robert John Bose, B.S.A.'55, to
Shirley   Roberta  Peck.
BRISTOW-GOUGH. James Frederick Bristow
to  Joan   Elizabeth   Gough,  B.A.'55.
BROMLEY - McFARLANE. Harold B. Bromley,   to  Ruth   Anne  McFarlane,   B.H.E.'56.
BURNETT-WATSON. Geoffrey Wallen Burnett,   B.A.'54,   to  Christine  Marian   Watson.
Burnham, B.A.Sc.'56, to Donna Moray
Robertson,   in   Kelowna.
BURR-GOUDY. John Bartlett Burr to Katharine   Rose  Goudy,   B.H.E.'55.
CHESTER-RICHARDS. Ian Colin Chester, to
Barbara   Jean   Richards,   B.H.E.'49.
COLEMAN-BROWN. Sidney Coleman, B.A.
'56,   to  Phyllis   Joan   Brown.
COOPER-FINGARSON. Brian Alison Cooper,
B.Com.55,   to   Faye   Evelyn   Fingarson.
COWAN - MORRIS. Arthur Gordon Cowan.
B.S.F/50,   to   Mary   Jocelyn   Morris.
DAVIES-UGLOW, Llewelyn Bennett Davies.
B.A.'46, B.A.Sc'47, to Elizabeth Robertson
Uglow,   B.A.'43.
DAVIS-PARFITT. Kenneth Brian Davis,
B.Com.'56,   to   Phyllis  Jean   Parfitt.
DUNCAN - POCOCK. David Angus Duncan,
B.A.Sc.'55,   to   Audrey   Eileen   Pocock.
EDGAR-WYLLIE. John Charles Edgar, B.A.
'52,  to   Carole  Ann   Wyllie.
FOTHERINGHAM-BEATON.      Andrew     Mon-
teith    Fotheringham,    B.A.'38,    to    Marjorie
Curtin    Beaton,   in   Toronto.
FRANCIS -  COOK.     Joseph    Daniel   Francis,
B.A. 56,  to  Christine   Cook,   B.A.'55,   in   Victoria.
GARTSIDE-LEGGE.     William   Marsden   Gart-
side,    B.Com.'56,   to   Geraldine   June    Legge,
B.Com.'56,   in   New   Westminster.
GOODWIN-CORRIGAN.    John   Richard   Goodwin,   B.A.'51,   LL.B.'52,  to Joan  Helen   Cor-
GREAVES - HARRISON. Kenneth        Darcy
Greaves  to  Esther  Bonita   Harrison,   B.A.'54,
in   Taymouth,   N.B.
GREEN - SUTHERLAND.      Stephen      Herbert
Green,   LL.B.'55,   to   Barbara   Jean    Sutherland.
HAGGERT - MILNE.     William    Thomas    Hag-
gert, B.A.Sc.'51, to Leona Mae Milne, B.S.P.
HARDY - SUTHERLAND.       Digby       Kenneth
Hardy,   to  Marie  Sutherland,   B.S.A.'56.
HARDY-WOODLEY.      Bruce    Arthur    Hardy,
B.S.A.'55, to Joan  Evelyn  Woodley.
HEAL-COOK.    Geoffrey  H.  G.  Heal,  B.S.A.'48,
to Gladys  Isobel  Cook,   in  High  Bluff, Manitoba.
HODGE-BROOKE.     Gerald   Hodge   to   Patricia
Anne  Brooke,   B.A.'53.
JAMES-LOTZKAR.     Morton    S.    James,    B.A.
'47,   to   Brana   Lotzkar,   in   Victoria.
JARVIS-MULLA.       Allan       Edward       Jarvis,
B.S.P/56    to   Gloria    Elizabeth    Mulla.
JOHNSON    -    NEWITT.     William    Lawrence
Johnson,    B.A.Sc.'51,    to    Jacqueline    Olwyn
JOHNSTON - HARRIS.      Donald    Ross    Johnston, B.A.'50, to Moira June Harris.
JOSE - NICHOLSON.     Harold   Angus   Blakely
Jose, B.A.'22, to Myrtle Margaret Nicholson.
KENNEDY-JAMES.    Robert William  Kennedy,
M.S.F/55,   to   Averil   Shirley  James.
KIRSTIUK-TAIT.   Julian   Kirstiuk   to   Barbara
Anne   Tait,   B.A.'54.
LEINWEBER - ROSE.     Allan    Gordon    Lein-
weber,   B.Com.'55,  to   Verna  Louise  Rose,   in
LEW-CHOW.  Chuck  Lew,  B.Com.'55,  LL.B.'56
to   Helen   Mary   Chow.
LEWIS  -   ELVIN.     Walter    Hepworth    Lewis,
B.A.'51,  M.A.'54,  to Memory Patience Fred-
erica  Elvin,   in  Charlottesville,   Virginia.
McCUTCHEON - MUTTA.     David     Erie    Mc-
Cutcheon,    B.A.'54,    to    Airi    Irene    Miriam
MacDOUGALL - LUMSDEN.     John    Frederick
Fulton MacDougall,  B.Com.'47, to Rosemary
Elizabeth  Jane  Lumsden.
MAXWELL-AMOS.     Alan     Leslie    Maxwell,
B.A.'49,  to  Isabel   Shirley  Amos,   in   Kimber-
MIRKO-HILL.   Ivan George Mirko, B.Arch.'56,
to   Mary   Rose  Hill.
MORAN-PARKER.     Francis    Patrick    Moran,
B.A.Sc. 51,   to   Melba   Katharine   Parker.
MORLEY-WATTS.     David    Campbell    Morley,
B.A.'56,   to   Louise   Dianne   Watts,   B.A.'56.
MORLOCK  - STEEL.     Capt.    William   Kelley
Morlock,   B.Com.'50,   to   Daphne   Joan   Steel.
MUNDLE-KENT.     Gordon   Embert   Mundle   to
Stephanie  Joan   Kent,   B.P.E.'56.
NIVEN- BARTON.       James       Leslie      Niven,
B.Com.'54,   to   Barbara   Alice   Barton.
O'BRIEN - POLSON.    Patrick Barney O'Brien,
B.A.'55,   to   Beverley   Anne   Poison,   B.A.'56.
ORTON - PROUD.     Anthony     Charles     Orton,
B.Com.'47, to Mary Geraldine Proud, B.A/42.
PALMER-DENNIS.    James   Frederick   Palmer,
B.A.Sc'53,   to   Dianne  Dennis,   in   Brampton,
PROTHEROE-DAVIES.    Edward   (Ted)   Bruce
Protheroe, to Doreen Eleanor Davies, B.A.'52.
RAINE-MINCHIN.     John    Raine,    B.S.A.'50,
to  Elspeth   Mary   Minchin.   B.S.A.'50.
RANGER-SMITH.     Eric   Alfrey   Ranger,   Jr.,
B.S.P.'55,   to   Gloria   Winifred   Smith.
READ-GLADMAN.     Dale   Welton   Read,   B.A.
'54,     M.Sc.'56,    to    Diane    Verity     Piskard
ROBIN - GALBRAITH.     Edwin    Peter   Robin,
B.A.'50,   M.D.'54, to Rose Galbraith.
ROGERS - PICKERING.    Jack   David   Rogers,
B.Com.'51,   to   Lois   Catherine   Pickering,   in
SAUER - KELLEY.    Dr.  Dennis  Sauer to Dora
Elizabeth     Kelley,     B.S.P.'64,     in     Detroit,
SERGY-CAMP.      Wallary      Michael      Sergy,
B.A.'51,  to  Cynthia  Lee Camp,  Ann  Arbor,
SHARPE   -   PENTLAND.       James       William
Sharpe,   B.S.P.'54,   to   Louisa   Langton   Pentland,   B.P.E.'56.
SLIGHT-MacKINNON.     Gordon    Peter   Slight,
B.Com.'54,   to   Carolyn   Phillips   MacKinnon,
SMITH - MacINTOSH.       Kenneth     L.     Smith,
B.A.Sc.'56,    to   Sylvia    Erica   Macintosh,    in
SPENCER - HODGERT.     John   Evan   Spencer,
B.A.(Cantab.),    LL.B.'56,    to   Joan    Patricia
SPENCER  -   SNELL.     Alfred    John    Spencer,
B.S.P.'54,   to  Joan  Catherine  Snell.
STACK - ENGLISH.       Ernest     Sidney     Stack,
B.S.P/56,   to  Jean   Isabel   English.
TEICHROEB-MILLER.    John   Wililam   Teich-
roeb,   B.A.'55,   to   Maxine   Eleanor   Miller.
TEMOIN - TUFFIN.   Maurice Douglas Temoin,
B.A.'48,   B.Ed.'56,  to Mary   Kathleen  Tuffin.
THOM-HURLSTON.   Gordon  Alexander Thorn,
B.Com.'66,    to   Helen    Winnifred    Hurlston,
B.A.'55,  B.S.W.'56.
URQUHART-RILEY.   John Bruce Urquhart to
Elizabeth  Jean  Riley,  B.A.'62.
USHER - EWING.      Donald      George      Usher,
B.Com.'55,   to   Nancy   Lee   Ewing.
VICTOR - IRVINE.    Maurice   Victor,   B.A.'49,
to Lorraine Alma Irvine, in  Seattle.
Roy   Von   Schottenstein   to   Lillian   Rudkie-
wich,   B.A.'54,   in   San   Francisco.
WADSWORTH-BECK.     Robert   Mervin   Wads-
worth,   B.Com.'52,   to   Patricia   Mary   Beck,
WESEEN - DOBBIN.    Arwin    Powell    Weseen,
B.A.Sc.'54,     to     Pamela     Elizabeth     Dobbin,
WIESNER - ALSBURY.   Walter Wiesner, B.A.
Sc'51,  to  Mary   Diane  Alsbury,   B.H.E.'56.
WIGGS - SOUTHER.    A.   J.   Wiggs  to Dorothy
Helen   Souther,   B.H.E.'56.
WILLOUGHBY - MOI.     Dr.     John     Archibald
Willoughby,   M.D.'56,   to   Berte   Lily   Moi,   in
New   Westminster.
WORRALL-JAMES.    William  Joseph   Worrall,
LL.B/55, to Laura Margaret James, B.A/53.
WRIGHT-INGLIS.     Robert     Leslie     Douglas
Wright,    B.A/54,    to    Iris    McGregor    Inglis.
WRIGHT-MERCEP.   Charles   William   Wright,
B.Arch.'51,   to  Mary  Mercep.
Burden,    B.A.Sc.'40,    3032    26th
B A/23,
St.,  S.W.
Northern   California—Albert   A.   Drennan
■120 Market St., San Francisco  11.
Southern California    G   Stanley Williamson, B A.Sc
'36, Ste. 36, 2703 Via Nita, Palos Verdes Estates
Creston   -Ray McL.  Cooper, B.A/49, LL.B/50, P.O
Box 28.
Edmonton—C.    A.    Westcott,    B.A/50,    B.S.W/51,
I0i38-I00   "A"   St.
Kamloops—James   W.   Asselstine,   B.Com/46,
B.C.  Telephone Co., 351   3rd Ave.
Kimberley—W.   H.   R    Gibney,   B.A.Sc/50,   26
Ave , Chapman Camp.
Kelowna—Sydney   A.   Swift,   B.A/37,   B.Com/3/.
Nanaimo—Hugh     B.     Heath.     B.A/49.     LL.B/50,
Box  121.
New   York—Dr.   David  Wodlinger,   B A/23,   1   East
67th Street at 5th Ave.
Ocean   Falls—John   Graham,   B.A.Sc/50,   P.O.   Box
Ottawa—Don   Chutter,   B Com/44,   Canadian   Construction  Assoc,   151   O'Connor St.
Penticton—William   T.    Halcrow   ,300    Farrell    St
Portland—Dr.    David   B.   Charlton,   B.A '25,   2340
Jefferson   St.
Prince George—Denning E. Waller, B.A/49, D.DS ,
1268 5th Ave.
Prince    Rupert—John    Banman,    B.A.Sc/46,    215
Elizabeth Apts.
Regina—Gray A. Gillespie, B.Com/48, 1841 Scarth
Seattle—Robert J. Boroughs, B.A/39, M.A/43,
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