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Alumni flucciathn
The tfhtterMif of SritUk Columbia
UHe Alumni
Autumn  7966 "It says you should be using the B of M Account Reconciliation Plan"
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LoU€M Canada Spa/ru, tks. UJtnVa UBC ALUMNI
Volume 20, No. 3 — Autumn, 1966
Stan  Evans,  BA'41,  BEd'44,  chairman
John L. Gray, BSA'39, past chairman
Mrs. T. R. Boggs, BA'29
Mrs. G. B. Dickson, BA'60
Dr. J. Katz
Himie Koshevoy, '32
Frank P. Levirs, BA'26, MA'31
Gordon A. Thorn,  BCom'56,  MBA(Md)
Frank C Walden,  BA'49
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association
of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Business and editorial offices: 252
Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C. Authorized as second class mail by the Post Office
Department, Ottawa, and for payment of postage in cash.
The U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle is sent free of
charge to alumni donating to the annual giving
programme and 3 Universities Capital Fund.
Non-donors may receive the magazine by paying a subscription of $3.00 a year.
Member American Alumni Council.
5 President's message
6 Editor's introduction
9 Brash, bustling, building sixties
12 Days of our youth
16 When the House met the students
18 The promised land
20 Bloody—but unbowed
22 A decade of great teams
25 A wartime campus once again
27 "They loved me in 1945"
29 The alumni acquire a director
31 As seen by a president emeritus
32 The sudden giant
34 Homecoming
37 David Brock comments
38 The players' club and its public
39 To the editor
40 News around the campus
43 Up and doing
An historical account of the U.B.C.
Alumni Association is enclosed with
this magazine.
Elizabeth B. Norcross, BA'56
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53 'of cheerful yesterdays
and confident tomorrows"
Anniversaries are traditionally times for looking back,
for reminiscing, for hankering for the
good old days. We'll spare you our nostalgia.
Though we're proud of the traditions that have
made us a landmark and an institution in Vancouver,
we're even prouder of the multi-million dollar
rebuilding, remodelling and redecorating program
that will help us create new traditions
in the future.
You can see our new look of elegance already
in the glittering Panorama Roof and in
totally redesigned bedrooms and suites;
soon it will include the finest convention facilities
in Western Canada, an entirely new lobby area,
covered drive-in entrance and 500-car garage . . .
Like fine wine - and UBC alumni - we're
improving with age.
T am most pleased to have this opportunity to congra-
•*• tulate the Alumni Association of our University on the
occasion of its fiftieth anniversary. There have been two
main factors contributing to the Association's outstanding
achievement over the years. One has been the breadth and
imagination of the program. It goes far beyond the raising
of funds, and has had a beneficial effect on many aspects
of university life. The other has been the exceptionally
high calibre of leadership which the Association has been
able to attract to its presidency and Board of Management.
The next fifty years will bring even more exciting developments to The University of British Columbia. Judging by past performance I am confident that our alumni,
through their Association, will play an important—at times
crucial—role in our common efforts to build the kind of
great university which our people need and deserve. □
win f rrn
SO 'f Student campaign pictures to preface the anniversary number of
our alumni magazine? There's a reason. Those two campaigns
demonstrated most forcefully the strong sense of personal responsibility for their university that UBC students have felt from very early
days, a feeling of responsibility that has carried over into the alumni
In 1963 the slogan was, 'Don't let higher education die.' In 1922
it was, 'Build the University.' For the 1966 grad the 'Back Mac' campaign of three years ago in which he probably played an active part
is already fading into history, part of the same history which is represented by the student campaign of 1922, better known in these times
as the Great Trek.
It is history that this issue of the Chronicle is all about. As some
wise man said, speaking in defence of history, "How can a man know
where he is going unless he knows where he has been?"
Enclosed with this magazine you will find Frances Tucker's carefully compiled story of the UBC Alumni Association. That is the
meat-and-potatoes portion of our menu, and like well-prepared meat
and potatoes it is tasty, too. Try it.
In the magazine itself I have provided the hors d'oeuvres and mints
and perhaps the occasional cocktail. Take a chance and skim
through. The younger grads may be surprised to learn that their forerunners of the 'teens and twenties were as concerned to improve the
quality of the University for the benefit of their successors as they
were in their own undergraduate days. And the older grads, now
reaching or having reached retirement age, may find it interesting
and cheering to see that the new crop has still that fundamental
objective, to improve the quality of the University.
Happy Anniversary! May we have many more of them. □
Editor mGK MAC
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The Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association
was the first dairy in Canada to recognize
the need for and employ a graduate
bacteriologist in a milk quality control
program. This was in 1923, and ever since,
UBC graduates have been holding key
positions within the Association. The
F.V.M.P.A. encourages and assists staff
'grads' to lecture regularly at UBC in both
short and regular courses. The new
Dairyland plant in Burnaby is continually
hosting seminars for undergraduate
students from all faculties. Through annual
bursaries the F.V.M.P.A. helps further the
education of students who are planning
a career in food processing, agriculture or
dairy technology. Business harvests the
benefits of higher education and the
F.V.M.P.A. recognizes its support to UBC
is needed to enjoy this successful
relationship of the past 50 years.
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F.V.M.P.A, •,»|.'4.,.l... W~    Am
Brash, Bustling, Building Sixties
The alumni association entered the
sixties with a flourish, raising the
number of Regional Scholarships for
incoming freshmen to one for each
electoral riding and instituting some
new awards.
There was the Alumni Merit Award,
granted to an alumnus who has distinguished himself or herself in his
field, although he has not necessarily
received recognition elsewhere. First
winner of this award was Dr. Frances
Kelsey, in 1963.
Then came the Alumni Award of
Student Merit, designed to recognize
a student who has made an outstanding   contribution   to   this   University,
The decade of the Sixties opened with
a student enrolment of over 11,600 in
10 faculties.  There were more  than
900 people on the full-time teaching
Estimated   enrolment   for   1967-68   is
who has maintained a satisfactory
academic record, and who is of good
character. First winner here was Dean
Feltham, LLB '65, in 1964.
In 1966 the Association instituted a
Graduate Scholarship in the amount of
$3,000. Mr. Terrence Mullen was the
first winner.
The Association embarked also on
a more energetic program of making
the University known to the people
of the province, a program which included the 'UBC Nights.' These were
occasions on which speakers, usually
UBC faculty, visited various centres
throughout the Interior and spoke to
public meetings about the University.
A part of this story is on page 11 in
all. See
Key p. 11) It costs so little
to make a photo talk
When a family grows up and goes its several ways, when a job that has to be
done separates you by thousands of miles from near and dear ones, there's
a gap left that photographs only partly fill. And yet, it takes only a minute—and
costs so little—to pick up your phone and make that beloved photo talk.
As the years pass by, the telephone becomes one of the
strongest links holding scattered families together. On birthdays and other special anniversaries—on occasions like Easter,
Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas—
a long distance call is "the next best thing to being there."
If you travel frequently on business or have to spend
extended periods away from home, be sure to arm yourself with
a B.C. TEL Long Distance Credit Card. It enables you to call
long distance from any phone in the country to any other phone
and charge the call to your personal or business account.
(Evening, station-to-station calls,first 3 minutes)
The pleasure of a long distance call remains one of
today's biggest bargains. Despite rising incomes and
living costs, many long distance calls actually cost less
in dollars and cents than 10 years ago. Use Long Distance
for all it's worth!
In Vancouver call 683-5511
If calling long distance, ask the operator
for ZENITH 7000 (there is no charge).
10 Zke Sixties
Senator MacKenzie chatting
with winners at the annual Norman MacKenzie Scholarship
tea in January of this year.
^nrere 'd    Who
1. Roderick W. Macdonald,   1965-66;
2. William C. Gibson, 1961-62; 3.
Kenneth R. Martin, 1966-; 4. Donovan
Miller, 1960-61; 5. Paul S. Plant, 1963-
64; 6. Franklin E. Walden, 1962-63;
7. David M. Brousson, 1964-65.
"M. P. Day" on campus, in 1966,
sponsored by the Alumni Association,
followed the successful "M. L. A.
Day" of the previous year.
Dr. Frances Kelsey, first winner of
the Alumni Merit Award.
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11 1915-1924
Days of our youth
was a
~jfredhman then —
The announcer on that entertaining program 'College Bowl' is
prompt to explain each Sunday that
the quiz is an exercise in 'quick recall'
rather than a test of the contestants'
total knowledge. To try to reminisce
on the events of the year 1915-16 is
indeed a challenge and an exercise in
total recall. What do I remember that
would be of interest to readers of the
Chronicle in 1966? Just to be alive is
an achievement in itself, but of course
I do have some memories and some
very happy ones of that important
year in my life.
No doubt, with the perspective of
age, it seems of greater significance
today than it did in that far off time
when we were innocent, unsophisticated freshmen, but what a privilege
was ours to be members of the class of
Arts '19! I wonder how much we were
impressed by the fact that we were
laying the foundation of a new university? Whatever traditions we started, we must surely have been aware
that ours was a unique situation, for
we were part of the very founding of a
new institute of learning. We were
laying the cornerstone of The University of British Columbia as we started
on our four-year course. Later we
received our degrees, the first class to
take its entire undergraduate work in
the infant university.
I loved my university days and have
no regrets that I worked hard and
played hard to the fullest extent my
energy would allow. To some degree I
think I felt prepared for the lecture
type of courses because I had had an
English teacher in high school who
taught us in the college style and this
was a wonderful preparation. On the
other hand, the bogy of Christmas examinations had been planted indelibly
in our minds and the very fear of being dropped after the half-year drove
us to a near frenzy of study activity.
It really would be interesting to
compare the requirements of a freshman entering UBC in the fall of 1966
with our required courses. I imagine
When ubc opened its doors in Fair-
view in 1915, 361 students registered in the Arts faculty, 18 in Applied
Science, the only two faculties then
set up. There were twenty-seven people
on the teaching staff. The Faculty of
Agriculture was added in 1917. By the
end of the Fairview period, in the
spring of 1924, there were 1451 students on the rolls.
today's freshman has a much greater
choice of subjects. Being somewhat of
a pack-rat, I find I have the examination papers that we wrote in the
spring of 1916. I believe we had the
general choice of taking a classical,
modern or scientific group of studies,
but having decided on the group the
choice of subjects was very limited
indeed. My choice was the classical
and I wrote three-hour examinations
in Physics, Trigonometry, Algebra,
French, French Composition, Latin,
Roman History and English Literature, and a two and one-half hour
paper on History and a two-hour on
Physics was a compulsory subject
for all freshman as were also English,
History and Mathematics.
The University being so young, our
lectures were given in very many cases
by the heads of departments and we
were always to treasure the excellent
quality of the instruction received.
Our appearance as freshettes and
the social life on the campus of that
era would no doubt contrast greatly
with the mores of today. Some of us
wore our hair hanging down our
backs with large bows at the nape of
the neck; a few wore their hair up in
buns, but let us not forget Muriel
Costley's and Jean Ralston's curls.
For attendance at lectures we frequently wore academic gowns but
they were not compulsory. I suppose
we enjoyed the status they gave us as
we walked from lecture to lecture with
the wind in our gowns. Few of us
had a wardrobe to compare with
those entering college today. For the
most part a blouse and skirt sufficed,
the long skirt falling to our ankles, or
perhaps a middy instead of a blouse,
especially for those participating in
As the automobile was practically
unknown we went to our social events
by street car. There was the Freshette
Initiation, Hi-Jinks, the Freshman Reception when for those who did not
dance partners were chosen to "sout-
enir une conversation." The girls often
went in groups but, when lucky,
would be escorted home by a gallant
male. I remember one proud occasion
when a handsome senior escorted me
to my home in the West End where
he removed his glove to shake hands
and wish me good-night. Methinks
that is not the common practice today.
For me the highlight of my fresh-
12 lAJho are theuY Alumni Presidents all See p. 14
man year was being made a charter
member of the Players' Club and
managing to get a part in the spring
production of "Fanny and the Servant
Problem," even though I was only one
of Fanny's many problems! My cup
was indeed full when the cast travelled to Victoria and played in the
Royal Theatre there and were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Butchart at
their famous gardens. How fortunate
we were to have Freddy Wood give
his initiative and drive to the formation of this dramatic club that was to
have such an outstanding future. Remembered also should be the college
spirit he motivated within us.
While thinking of the faculty of
those good old days how can I forget
my Latin classes with Professor L. F.
Robertson, his red tie ever in evidence,
reciting Horace's Odes and with the
eloquence of Cicero instilling into us
his philosophy of the good life. I can
hear his 'O fons Bandusiae' to this
day. Who can forget either the patience of Dr. J. G. Davidson as he
endeavoured to penetrate our feminine
brains with the mysteries of physics,
or the sophisticated humour of Dr.
Ashton, or the world knowledge of
Dr. Mack Eastman, or the bearded
countenance of John Ridington, or the
dignity of our honorary president,
Miss Isabel Maclnnes?
Those of us who survive of the
original class of one hundred and fifty
freshmen, 1915, say with pride that we
salute a great university and are proud
to have played a part in its foundation. □
—Connie Highmoor Adams, BA'19
Congratulations to the Alumni Association
from the government of
the Province of British Columbia
The Hon. L. R. Peterson, Q.C.
Minister of Education
The Hon. W. A. C. Bennett
As British Columbia celebrates 100 years
of existence it finds itself at a level of
commercial and industrial development previously undreamed of. The standard of
living of its people is the envy of most of
the world.
A great amount of the credit for these
accomplishments goes to the graduates of
the University of British Columbia who, over
the years, have provided the intellectual and professional leadership without which such progress would have been impossible.
The Government of the Province of British Columbia on behalf of all the
people of the Province, is proud to use the occasion of the 50th anniversary
of the Alumni Association to express its appreciation to the members and
wish them continuing success.
13 "Days of our youth
students of-  1922 det the J^ace
Marjorie Agnew,
Percy Barr, BASc'24
J. V. Clyne, BA'23
Hunter Finlay,
Jack Grant, BA'24
A. E. Richards,
Aubrey Roberts, '23
'build the university' was a fantastically big job to be undertaken by
a very small student body. There was
probably not an undergraduate among
them who did not get involved to some
degree, right down to fuzzy-cheeked
little freshmen of fifteen and sixteen
years of age to whom it was nothing
more than a huge lark.
There were 'grave and reverend
seniors,' however, in third and fourth
year, many of them war veterans, who
recognized that the infant university
was being strangled in its Fairview
cradle. Seven of these formed the
committee which organized the extremely efficient campaign that brought
about immediate Government action
towards moving the University to the
Point Grey site. In due course they
became alumni, and this anniversary
issue of the Chronicle pays tribute to
There was Miss Marjorie Agnew,
BA'22, secretary of the committee, who
taught in Vancouver schools from 1924
until she retired. She was nature study
teacher at Lord Tennyson elementary
school and general science teacher at
Templeton secondary school. It was
she who took the first group of girls
to the Technical School, and here also
she taught general science. It was
while at Templeton that Miss Agnew
and three other staff members founded
the MacMillan Clubs. UBC students
named her Great Trekker in 1958.
The late Percy Barr, BASc'24, who
was to have a distinguished career in
forest research and forest tree nursery
techniques, was another member of the
committee. A classmate writes: "Whatever Percy did was well done and accomplished quietly and effectively. He
was appointed vice-chairman of the
student 'build the university' publicity
campaign committee. In this position
he took a leading part in organizing
the campaign, speaking before service
clubs and interviewing people of influence." Percy Barr was a member of
the four-man student delegation that
met the legislature in Victoria.
Another member of that delegation
was J. V. Clyne. After a brilliant career
in law he resigned as a judge of the
Supreme Court of Canada to become
chairman of the Board of MacMillan
Bloedel. He has served on UBC's Senate and in many other ways contributed to the University and the community. In 1961 the students honoured him
with the Great Trekker award.
Allan H. Finlay, BASc'24, served on
the student campaign committee and
later, after taking higher degrees, came
back  to   UBC   as   a   member  of  the
.-hrere 'd   vUlto
1. Merrill DesBrisay, 1918-19; 2. Harry
F. G. Letson, 1920-21; 3. Gordon W.
Scott, 1923-24; 4. Kathleen M. Peck
(Mrs. J. L. Lawrence), 1919-20; 5.
William J. Allardyce, 1921-23; 6. John
E. Mulhern, 1917-18.
14 Students of1922
faculty in the department of civil
engineering. He now enjoys the rank
of professor emeritus.
Jack Grant, BA'24, one of the youngest members of the campaign committee, was a member of the delegation to
Victoria. His career was in the newspaper world, and in 1964, after twenty-
five years as circulation director of The
Seattle Times, he retired.
Then there was Dr. A. E. (Ab)
Richards, a war veteran student, who
brought the good judgment and experience of an 'older' man to the student
counsels. He made his career with the
Canada Department of Agriculture as
an agricultural economist. In 1963 he
was admitted to the exclusive club of
Great Trekkers. He was another member of the delegation to Victoria.
Aubrey Roberts, Class of '23, last in
alphabetical rank, has been one of
UBC's most active volunteer workers
since that year when he served on the
student campaign committee. Apart
from that he is and has been a business consultant and public relations
Six good men and one woman who
headed a campaign that set the stan
dard for student, and later alumni,
service to their alma mater — the
Chronicle salutes them.
... It really does seem fairly certain
that the present is the last session of
M.B.C. It is true that the Premier has
decided to discontinue operations on
the buildings at Point Grey—which,
by the way, could not have been
ready for occupancy next October—and
that we shall remain in our present
quarters, but lectures will be delivered
largel}' by members of the new staff.
—McGill College Annual, 1915.
THE U.B.C. PKWUXNT    LIVED IN A  SHOE, o*>*t,c »«***)
This cartoon was part of the 1922
campaign to 'build the university.'
15 Days of our Youth
When the ^rrouSe met the students
hy ]. L. Gray, BSA'39
All alumni, no matter their year, have heard of the
'Fairview shacks.' Here, in a collection of wood frame
buildings, some still standing at the Vancouver General
Hospital complex, the first classes of British Columbia's
first university, were held.
What was it like in those days? Your Editor has talked
with student leaders of the time, some of whom became
alumni leaders, and has passed on to me their remarks. Ab
Richards and Jack Grant remember the over-crowded,
somewhat primitive conditions students and faculty faced.
Advanced chemistry was given in a tent. Agriculture
classes were held in a private residence. French was taught
in the basement of a Baptist church.
It was the head of the French department, lecturing
there, who said he "had heard of the odor of sanctity, but
he had never encountered it before."
History classes were held in St. George's Anglican
church. Jack Grant recalls the English classroom "furnished
with long benches and long tables in front of them, made
of green lumber, exceedingly uncomfortable to sit on and
write on."
Out of this 'academic atmosphere' came student unrest.
Something had to be done. Near the close of the 1922
spring term the campaign opened to move the campus to
Point Grey where construction had started and then
stopped. During the summer students scattered through
the province to their homes, armed with petitions to be
The public generally was indifferent to the University
and higher education. Many people believed British Columbia could not support a university. After all, they said,
students could go to McGill or Toronto if they wanted
higher education. There were others who felt the idea of
education for the mass should be abandoned in favour of
education for the class. Government bursaries should be
set up to send the best students east, they suggested.
To keep the ball rolling the students organized a campaign committee, the members of which were names that
later became prominent in alumni and community affairs.
Chairman was Ab Richards, BSA'23, president-elect of the
Alma Mater Society. Other members were Marjorie Agnew,
Arts'22; Percy Barr, BASc'24; Jack Clyne, Arts'23; Hunter
Finlay, BASc'24; Jack Grant, Arts'24, and Aubrey Roberts,
Dr. Harry Logan in his 'Tuum Est'—the history of
UBC—says, "the youthful Alumni Association gave the
movement their support through their president, John
Allardyce, Arts'19, who worked with the Campaign
The students did have the interest and support of much
of the press. Victoria papers were lukewarm to enthusiastic.
Advice that could be applied to the contemporary scene
came from the Vancouver World which pointed out to
the students that their campaign should be aimed at the
up-country ridings where the majority of MLA's were
Community response from business and industry was
good. One Vancouver theatre, however, refused to run a
film showing crowded conditions at Fairview (they were
afraid of offending the Government). The B.C. Electric,
although a bit reluctant, did allow banners on the cowcatchers of their trams.
The famous parade to the Point Grey campus—then
called the pilgrimage, now known as the Great Trek—
which climaxed a week of intensive campaigning, took
place on Saturday, October 28, 1922.
The 'pilgrimage' to Victoria was on November 6, 1922.
Armed with a 56,000-name petition Ab Richards, Jack
Grant, J. V. Clyne and the late Percy Barr were the
delegation. Marjorie Agnew, secretary of the campaign
committee, could not go with the group to Victoria
because she did not have a chaperon!
The petition was composed by Jack Grant and Bruce
Fraser with advice from Professor Henry Angus, a faculty
Although the University was young and its graduates
were young, and they had had no time to get politically
involved and have spokesmen in Victoria, they did have
friends in the capital.
The premier, John Oliver, gave the student delegation a
warm welcome. Vancouver MLA Ian MacKenzie presented
the petition to the House, and Ab Richards gave a stirring
speech to the assembly. Before the delegation left Victoria
Premier Oliver announced the Government decision to go
ahead with Point Grey construction.
Alumni memories of the trip? Miss Agnew quotes Jack
Grant as saying, "It was fun to see headlines in the paper
(Victoria Times) that I used to deliver as a high school
boy." Opposite opinions on student reaction to the good
news: one report says half the student body were down to
the ferry to welcome back the delegation; Jack Clyne
remarked on the return to Vancouver after the Victoria
triumph, "Nobody seemed to be aware we had been away
on a job." He said the delegates had a let-down feeling.
Well, the campaign had achieved its purpose. There
were fresh objectives, as there will always be fresh objectives, for the students of UBC, and sometimes the campaigns find a place with the Great Trek as part of the
legends of UBC. □
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17 1925-28
Inspecting the site—1910
I was a Freshman then
1925—the momentous year the University moved out to the new Point
Grey campus. A total of 1400 students
enrolled that year in three faculties—
Arts and Science, Applied Science, and
There were two permanent buildings—Library and Science. The semi-
permanents, "to be replaced in 20
years" — Auditorium, Administration,
Arts, Agriculture and Applied Science
are still in business 41 years later!
There were no trees, no grass—only
dust or mud. No gymnasium. No
"usable" playing field, the Rugby
Club complained. No swimming pool.
Teams travelled downtown to use the
Normal School gym, Brockton Point,
and Chalmers Church 'tank' for practices.
The cafeteria, located in the basement of the auditorium, wasn't opened for a month. Students brought
lunches or ate hot dogs at the open
air stand run by Arts '26. There were
no seats in the auditorium, no chairs
in the library stacks, or furniture in
the  common  rooms.
It was only natural that a 'Back to
Fairview' movement was launched the
first week on the new campus!
Growth at the Point Grey campus
was slow in the early years. In 1928-29
student enrolment was only a little
over 1500. The number of faculties
remained at three. The total instructional staff, including part-time lecturers and term assistants had risen
to 162.
"Is this a provincial jail or a university?" complained a Letter to the
Editor in the Ubyssey, protesting "locked doors" in auditorium and science
Fewer rules and regulations, a place
to study, less time getting to lectures,
and proximity to the General Hospital nurses' home were cited as reason
enough to return to the Frairview
President Klinck put down "the
present restlessness of the student
body" to the fact that "the expectation
of the new campus has been greater
than the realization." It was "illogical
(Alumni Presidents all.)
Key on Page opposite
18 MBBBiiiiiHB HUH
rulings, not physical discomforts that
upset the students," countered a
Ubyssey editorial.
The Frosh Reception, held at Lester
Court, saw a demonstration of "the
Charleston, the new dance that is
sweeping the country."
Arts '29 freshettes' 'Ukulele Ladies'
stole the show at the first pep meeting
in   the   auditorium.
Hottest controversy of the year was
whether American football should be
introduced at UBC. At a stormy three-
hour meeting in the auditorium a
55% vote decided to give it a one-
year   trial.
Largest Alma Mater meeting of the
year endorsed the 'vigilance' committee over the 'honor' system for student   discipline.
Subject of the 'Imperial' debate in
which UBC met a team from leading
British universities was "Resolved that
Western civilization is becoming a
degenerating force to mankind."
Earle Birney was editor of the
Ubyssey.  It  published  twice  a  week.
Professor 'Freddy' Wood was presi
dent of the Players' Club. It presented
George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion,"
later to become  "My Fair Lady."
Even lowly freshmen were privileged to listen to the inimitable Dr.
Garnet Sedgewick in English lectures.
Arts and Sciencemen staged a campus riot over Gus Madeley's 'bags' in
which his 25-inch cuffed corduroy
trousers were captured and flown triumphantly from the Science building's flagpole. Later, on the stage of
the Capitol Theatre where hundreds
of students attended Harold Lloyd's
movie "The Freshman," Mr. Madeley
was presented with a new pair of bags.
Girl students rolled their stockings
and shingled their hair. Yellow 'slickers' for rain were fashionable with
both  sexes.
At the Arts Ball students danced the
fox trot to "Yes sir, that's my baby"
and the home waltz to "Three o'clock
in the morning."
Two hundred and fifty students
staged the annual 'invasion' of Victoria in which Johnny McLean led
UBC's McKechnie Cup rugby team to
victory over Victoria College.
There was anguish when the Arts
'20 relay race was changed from its
'traditional' Fairview course to Point
The UBC swimming team topped
athletic achievements by winning the
intercollegiate meet  at Banff.
Less than 50% voted in student
government elections. The Ubyssey declared it was the worst case of student
apathy  in  UBC  history.
The class of '26 was the first to
graduate from the new Point Grey
1925—an exciting year to be a
freshman at UBC. □
—Mamie Moloney Boggs, BA'25
^rtere *5    vUlio
1. Lyle A. Atkinson, 1928-29; 2. Arthur
E. Lord, 1925-26; 3. Sherwood Lett,
1924-25, 1927-28; 4. Jack A. Grant,
19 1929-1938-difficult
years, but the University
did more than just survive.
+Jr wa& a ^rreshman then —
think. The death of the downtown
snake parade which was once part of
UBC students' initiation ceremonies.
The requirements in 1929, my freshman year, were that we frosh put on
pajamas over whatever old clothes we
cared to sacrifice, submit to a daubing
with paint by second-year students,
and then proceed to the early movie at
the Strand Theatre. It was around
9:30 that we emerged, some 500 students, mainly pajama-clad first-year
men with a sprinkling of upperclass-
men. Then the snake parade began.
We wove our way through other
movie houses, through beer parlours,
through traffic. When the occasional
streetcar tried to force a way among
us, someone would disconnect its
trolley. It didn't endear us to streetcar
conductors. Nor was the Hotel Vancouver management very pleased to
have hundreds of pairs of muddy feet
tracking over their carpets. Naturally
our parade was joined by other young
people who saw a good thing going,
and I imagine a fair amount of un-
premedited damage was done by the
augmented paraders.
That, as I recall, was the last
'official' snake parade through
The year 1929 was, of course, the
year of the stock market crash and the
beginning of a new era, but its impact
was not felt immediately at UBC, not,
at any rate, by the students. We still
managed to find the bus fare out to the
campus. We entered a new fare zone
at Alma Road and so had to  pay a
total of 7c from home to get to the
University gates. Then there was a
further  3c   for   the   University   buses
By 1930 UBC could claim over 2100
graduates, numbers of whom found a
welcome in older universities for postgraduate work. In the years since 1915
they had won fellowships and scholarships to a value in excess of $350,000.
In spite of depression conditions of the
thirties enrolment rose to 2476 in 1938-
mostly driven by part-time employees
who were students.
The hub of our universe was the
quad between the old Arts Building
and the Auditorium. At that end of
the Arts Building were the common
rooms, the Auditorium was home for
our play productions and other such
special events, and in its basement was
our only cafeteria. That made it an
important centre for socializing.
Among the many advantages that can
be claimed for a small student body, a
not unimportant one, I think, was
that we had friends in all faculties
(all three of them!) whom we met in
the Caf., and our discussions enlarged
our education far beyond what was
laid down in the required courses of
our specialities.
Eventually we made the acquaintance of the library, its librarian, and
its rules. John Ridington's luxuriant
beard—as I remember it there was only
one other beard on campus in those
days—inspired cartoons, and the
'Silence' notices that were prominently
displayed were a favourite object of
'pinching.' The thefts always seemed
to be on a temporary basis and the
signs were soon back in their places.
The students' downtown forgathering place was the Georgia Hotel's old
beer parlour, but that was not for
dewy freshmen.
Many of us who had overlooked, in
our freshman year, the fact that an
economic depression had set in, learned of it when we found that jobs,
not too impossible to come by in the
summer of 1929, were near to nonexistent in the summer of 1930. That
first year might be said, therefore, not
only to have introduced us to the
stern realities of university study, but
to those of the great world outside.
Which has brought me a long way
from my opening remarks about the
snake parades. □
—W. Wallis Pullinger, BASc'34
20 But Unbelted
<=>Drama:   oDi
rarnal     by Edward L. Affleck, BA'45, BEd'48
The year was 1955, the place was
Regina, and the occasion was the
Dominion Drama Festival. Or perhaps
for our purposes the occasion was the
presentation of the play 'The Crucible'
by the Players' Club Alumni.
This was a major success among
many successes in the thirty years'
history of the Club. 'The Crucible'
won them the Calvert Trophy and
$1,000 for the best play in the Festival.
Today the Players' Club Alumni
is a memory only.
At a general meeting held on July 4,
1965, the Players' Club Alumni of
The University of British Columbia
wound up its activities by voting to
donate the residue of Club funds, in
the amount of $1,034, to the Dorothy
Somerset Scholarship Fund, a fund
which provides annually a scholarship
at the graduate level in the UBC
Department  of  Theatre.
The Alumni of the UBC Players'
Club first banded together, at the
instigation of Professor Emeritus F. G.
C. Wood, to enter in the 1933 Dominion Drama Festival the one-act play
'Fog,' written and directed by Sydney
Risk. Production of full-length plays
commenced with the presentation in
UBC's auditorium of Jules Romain's
comedy, "Dr. Knock," directed by Bea
Wood, as part of the graduation week
observances of May 1934.
Ensuing productions of the depression years included 'By Candlelight,'
'Fresh Fields,' 'Once in a Lifetime,'
'Boy Meets Girl,' 'The Lady of Lyons'
'Lovers Leap,' and 'The Adding Machine.'
The December 1941 production of
'The Man Who Came to Dinner' played thirty-three performances, mostly
to troops.
After a wartime hiatus the club recommenced productions in May 1944
with the presentation of 'Distant
Point,' under the sponsorship of the
B. C. Teachers' Federation. However,
this production and the 1945 production of 'Claudia' exhausted the club's
The year 1949 saw a revival with
the presentation of three one-act comedies in the UBC auditorium, and
later the same year of 'The Winslow
Boy.' The next year there was 'Laura.'
Then, after another lull, came the
very successful production of Ben
Johnson's 'Volpone,' first in the newly-
opened Frederic Wood Theatre (now
the Studio), and later in the 1953
Dominion Drama Festival where it
won the Calvert Trophy as the best
entry from the B. C. Region.
Gertrude Stein's 'Yes is for a very
young man' and 'The Great God
Brown' followed in the same year, to
be succeeded in 1954 by a brief romance with the Vancouver Newsmen's
Club which resulted in the production
of 'The Front Page.'
Next came the triumph of 'The
Crucible,' a triumph not repeated with
the   1956  entry  'Liliom.'
Undiscouraged, the Club com-
Continued P. 23
are theuY  (Alumni Presidents all.) See Key P. 23
21 . . but unbowed
^At  oDecade of areat teamd
by R. F. Osborne, Director,
Physical Education Department
The 'dirty thirties' were born in the bleak despair of
economic depression and they died in the tragic violence
of war. In retrospect, neither the restrictions of the former
nor the demands of the latter, desperate as they were, deterred the development of sports at UBC during this period.
Appropriately, the distaff side led the way. The Women's
Basketball Team, in winning the first World's Championship in Prague in 1930, set our sights on the national and
international level and UBC has had big ideas ever since.
Captained by Claire Menten and coached by Jack Barberie
(and supported by Rettie Tingley, Rene Harris, Jean Whyte,
Lois Tourtellotte, Mary Campbell, Thelma Mahon, Marian
Shelly, Florence Carlisle), the team won its title by beating
France in the final game.
The very next year the Men's Basketball Team with
captain Arnold Henderson and coach Dr. Montgomery at
the helm firmly entrenched Varsity's basketball tradition by
winning the first Canadian championship at the old Den-
man Arena.
Other sports were laying firm foundations. Rugby, led by
captain Bill Locke and Bert Barratt, described as "the best
scrum half in B.C.," welcomed newcomers Bobby Gaul,
Glen Ledingham and Howie Cleveland. Canadian rugby, as
it was called then, was embarked upon the tempestuous
course which took it into the rip-tides of American football
in the middle thirties. With captain Oliver Camozzi at the
helm and Dr. Gordon Burke charting the course, the team
opened the decade by bringing the Hardy Cup to the campus for one of its many stays.
The following year brought 'bigger and better' plans
which resulted in UBC holding the first real training camp
in Western Canada at Bowen Island and later playing the
first game of night rugby in Canada under floodlights.
Soccer was growing under the Todd influence (brothers
Alan and Dave, supported by father Dr. Todd of Classics),
the goal-keeping of Malcolm McGregor and the coaching
of Charlie Hitchins. The Men's Gymnasium Club was
formed with Gordon Stead as its first president. Ice hockey
was determined to be recognized on the campus in spite of
the difficulties in financing and facilities.
In 1933 the Swimming Club, 130 members strong, stepped into the limelight as Dorothy Rennie broke B. C. and
Canadian records for the plunge. (Frank and unabashed
plug—UBC is still looking for its first covered pool!) At the
same time Ned Pratt, a member of Canada's 1932 Olympic
team was stroking UBC's eight and Bill Gibson, looking
like a cherub, was chasing a grass hockey ball. Meanwhile,
Simon Fraser University's destiny was being determined as
Dr. Shrum assessed the football outlook and Pat McTaggart-
Cowan basked in the reflected glory of female badminton
stars, Margaret Palmer (his future wife), Hope Palmer,
Irene Ramage and Molly Locke.
A new era in sports began in 1935 with the appointment
of UBC's first full-time professional staff in physical education, Miss Gertrude Moore and Mr. Maury L. Van Vliet,
now dean of the Faculty of Physical Education, U. of Alberta. Maury's influence was soon felt. He coached the
basketball team to a second Canadian championship with
stars Jim Bardsley, Art Willoughby, Rann Matthison, to
name but a few. Boxing appeared on the scene and the
centre room in the stadium reverberated to the bags as
Owen Pickell and Austin Frith trained for their championship fights. Cricket, too, was introduced in 1938 and has
been our most cosmopolitan sport ever since. The first captain, Dave Carey, was ably supported by Basil Robinson,
Dave Ellis, Jack Rush, Frank Turner.
The 1937-38 season was high-lighted by rugby's 'wonder team' which successfully defended the McKechnie Cup,
won the Miller Cup for the fourth consecutive year, and
beat the University of California. Coached by captain A. G.
Dobbie, it starred Dave Carey, Johnnie Bird, Lyall Vine,
Ron Upward, Howie McPhee, Strat Leggatt, Ranji Mattu,
Todd  Tremblay.
Woman's basketball, with stars Ruth Wilson, Faye Burnham, Jean Thompson, Alice Kjos, Betty Bell, Jean Eckhardt,
produced teams perhaps unexcelled in UBC history. (It is
possible that the writer, having been the coach, might be a
bit prejudiced.)
As the decade came to a close and before WW II's impact
began to be felt, UBC had perhaps its best football team.
The 1939-40 Totem described it as "the greatest grid squad
ever developed on the Coast, being the only team in the
history of the sport here to go through the season undefeated and untied." Coach Van Vliet, assisted by Neil Watson,
had nine seniors to draw on. The squad consisted of Dick
Dowrey, Hank Stradiotti, Brian Martin, Bill Hodgson, Lee
Straight, Fred Smith, Angy Provenzano, John Pearson,
Tom Williams (seniors), Fred Joplin, Jim Harmer, Graham
Finlay, Milt Angus, Lionel Fournier, Jack Tucker, Ernie
Teagle, Andy Lang, Bob Curry, and Ranji Mattu, with
Grant Donegani as manager.
Space limitations do not permit adequate coverage of
this important developmental period in the history of UBC
sport. The inadequate references, both to individuals and to
sports, only serve to emphasize the role which sport has
played in our short history. Two points deserve special
mention. During those early years the advisory assistance
and moral support of members of faculty, in particular
professors Davidson, Todd, Logan, Shrum, Black, Warren,
were invaluable. Secondly, the final test of a university
athletic program rests not with the transitory successes of
its stars but with the abiding qualities which it produces in
its alumni, including those who just 'gave it a go.' In this
respect the products of the 'dirty thirties' are second to
none. rj
22 Rugby's wonder team of 1937-38 seen in action
Drama — conr. from P. 21
menced a whirlwind of productions
through 1956 and 1957, all under John
Brockington's direction. There were
"The Living Room,' 'I am a Camera,'
'The Cherry Orchard,' 'Waiting for
Godot,' and the 'Potting Shed,'
Unhappily prophetic, the last production of the Players' Club Alumni,
the original revue 'At our Wit's End,'
took place in December 1958 in the
Frederic Wood Theatre. The Alumni
Club was then desperately in need of
an infusion of young blood from the
graduating ranks of the UBC Players'
Club, and this, in a period of flagging
activity, they were unable to supply.
Casting problems forced the cancellation of 'The Queen and the Rebels,' scheduled for presentation in the
Frederic Wood Theatre in November
For some years the Players' Club
Alumni carried on its secondary activities of playreadings and theatre parties, but it became increasingly obvious that it had served its turn as a
production group. With due homage
to its founder and to the many other
members whose faithful support,
season after season, enabled the Club
to provide worthwhile theatre experience   to   the   theatre-going   public  as
Trial scene from 'The Crucible.' L. to R.: Allan Walsh, Patricia Leith, Hilda
Thomas, Valentine Clyne, Joanne Walker, James Lindsay, Bruce McLeod, Ted
Affleck, Guy Palmer, Lome Gunther, Richard C. Harris, Jack Mercer.
well as to participants who continued
with a career in theatre, the Club
closed its log book. □
^rtere 'd    Who
1. Paul N. Whitley, 1929-30; 2. John
C. Oliver, 1932-34; 3. T. Edgar H.
Ellis, 1936-37; 4. John N. Burnett,
1934-36; 5. Kenneth M. Beckett, 1938-
39; 6. H. Bertram Smith, 1930-31; 7.
David M. Owen, 1937-38; 8. William
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25 Wartime Campus
wad a
^rre&hman then —
On the lapel of his checkered
sports jacket he proudly wore a
Kitsilano High School pin with a little
'39 delicately chained below. Joining
others on the Broadway street car he
paid a quarter for four tickets. It was
too early in the day for the nine for
fifty cents 'slacks.'
At 10th Avenue and Sasamat the
freshman transferred to a red University or Provincial bus. The driver,
he noted, was an upperclassman. Arrived on campus he, with other first
year students, put on the regalia of the
initiates and rolled up one pant leg.
Today, a quarter of a century later,
he hardly remembers what the initiation involved; the hazing was somewhat subdued in September of 1939.
Just two weeks before war had erupted
and had already acted as a damper
on horseplay for the class of '43.
It was still, however, only the
'phony war' with the popular song
"Hang out the washing on the Siegfried Line," vainly attempting to take
top rating from "Tipperary" and "Pack
up your troubles" as a marching tune.
The following spring, when the Panzer divisions had swept across the Low
Countries and Dunkirk and Dieppe
had been written down in history,
Canadians became fully aware of the
realities of another world war. The
Totems were to become thinner and
reduced in size to a Totie in 1944, and
the list of In Memoriam grew longer
each   year.
Yet the initiation week passed uneventfully for many.
The campus swarmed with students,
or so it appeared to the freshman, for
there were all of two thousand registered. Parking, however, never was an
issue. It was hardly mentioned in the
Ubyssey since only a few students had
vehicles and gas rationing was enforced. The hub of the campus was
the Quad, the Caf, and the old Arts
building. The Library and Maury Van
Vliet's gym were out on the perimeter. The Aggies' experimental farms
were far out in the country, south of
the Mall.
Several professors stand out vividly
in the 1966 memory of the freshman
of 1939. Dr. F. H. Soward with his
military bearing, moustached lip and
slight hesitancy of speech, without referring to a note carried his class
through the mainstream of British
history and with a flair and a flourish
marched into the events of the WW I.
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, bow-tied as he
is portrayed on the wall of the Library
that honours his name, would with
impish glee shock many of his students from more conservative religious
backgrounds. Then there was Professor Freddy Wood. He took his class
'on stage' for living dramas. But the
freshman was more impressed by John
Allen Irving, professor in psychology.
Behaviourism was just coming into its
own. At the time the freshman couldn't
see just how the Kwakiutl Indians of
the British Columbia coast had much
to do with a world at war in the
1940's. But to J. A. Irving goes the
credit for introducing the freshman to
Conditioned Learning processes via
Pavlov's famous experiment.
World War Two curtailed growth of
the University and in 1944-45 student
registration had risen to only approximately 3,000. While the number of
faculties had remained at three, many
new departments and schools had been
added. In 1945 the Faculty of Law was
And now it was spring, and as the
war grew in intensity so also did the
seriousness of Colonel G. M. Shrum's
COTC. Thursday evenings it was
demonstrations and drills under the
stern glares and husky barks of sergeant-majors Henderson and Ross;
Saturday afternoons it was spit and
polish parades and route marches.
Spring 1940 brought for this freshman a more efficient means of travel
to and from the University in Penn
McLeod's Model T, and all for $1.25
a week.
Dodging Officer Orchard was a fine
art. He was as bound on enforcing the
30 mph limit on University Boulevard
as the students were on exceeding it.
If he was seen on his motor bike along
the Mall, then it was considered
reasonably safe for a driver to rush up
to the gates doing a devilish 45 with
the comfort of knowing that Orchard
was the only provincial policeman in
the whole university area.
By late spring the freshman carefully stored away his high school pin.
The blue and gold were no longer for
him Kits colours; now they represented the UBC Thunderbirds. Now too
he had learned to pronounce correctly
'tuum est.' After all, he was no longer
a freshman but a student at UBC. □
—David B. Phillips, BA'44
W Jfe jr§
are theu,
Key p. 30
26 "Zkey loved me in 1945
by Eric Nicol, BA'41, MA'48
meeting conducted by the late G. G. Sedgewick, head of
the English department. Unlike Dr. Billy Graham, Dr.
Sedgewick did not make a special appeal to sinners. If you
happened to be a sinner, in addition to your other qualifications to lecture in English, that was all to the good. But at
that time (1945) the pressure of student-veterans flooding
into UBC from the Services necessitated the hiring of
instructors whose innocence was not fully atrophied.
My academic training was in French, so that my appointment to a lectureship in the English department was in
itself fairly bizarre. I had once written a term essay for Dr.
Sedgewick on Virginia Woolf (at that time everybody was
afraid of Virginia Woolf), and he presumably took a chance
on my having read some English literature besides Mr.
Dalloway and To the Lighthouse.
What sustained me during those dark days, when the
army huts still bore the scars of hob-nailed boots and Betty
Grable pin-ups, was the gratitude of the veterans to be out
of the war and into a less terminal type of learning. They
were ready to digest any course that they could be sure did
not have saltpeter in it. They were willing to hear an awful
lot about Virginia Woolf. They found comfort in the
reveille of a buzzer instead of "Wakey! Wakey! Wakeyl"
They loved me, in 1945.
After a lapse of nearly 20 years I returned in 1965 to
teach a course in creative writing. The students appalled
me with their youth. The classroom in the Buchanan
Building frightened me witli its newness. (I could no longer blame the steam radiator for the knocking of my knees.)
And I was shocked by the language used by members of
the class in their essays. The veterans never used words like
that. They had turned them in with their rifles. I was
embarrassed crimson. They laughed at me, in 1965.
That was only one phase of the 50 years this issue of
the Chronicle celebrates. But it was enough for me. I won't
be back, in 1985, unless I get the summons from Dr.
Sedgewick direct. In French. □
Zke Ckronicle- Onee over lightly
The Chronicle's modest first ancestor was something
called the Alumni Bulletin. The first copy still in
existence is a three-page mimeographed publication dated
1924 and described as Volume 1, No. 2, implying that there
was a No. 1, probably issued in 1923.
The Graduate Chronicle, a magazine type publication,
bearing a much closer resemblance to its child, the present
UBC Alumni Chronicle, was first issued in April 1931.
Editor was Isobel Harvey, BAT8, who died in 1951. The
late "K" Peck Lawrence, BA'17, MA'22, an early president
of the Alumni Association, is given much credit for inspiring the idea of an alumni magazine.
Early, and all volunteer, editors of the Graduate
Chronicle, who followed Miss Harvey included Rosemary
Winslow, BA'33, the late Margaret Ecker Francis, BA'36,
who died in April 1965, Darrell T. Braidwood, BA'40,
Ormonde Hall, BCom'42, LLB'48, after acting as one of
Darrell Braidwood's assistant editors, took over the editor's
chair in 1947, and was the first editor of the UBC Alumni
Chronicle when it assumed that name in December 1948.
On this page are the pictures of the UBC Alumni
Chronicle's past editors. For the current editor, see page 40.
James Banham,
Mrs. Frances
Tucker, BA'50.
Ormonde Hall,
BCom'42, LLB'48.
H. T. Logan,
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Twenty years ago—just as today—UBC Alumni Association life members received the Chronicle in the
mail, automatically.
A certain full-page advertisement in that Autumn 1945
issue—inserted by the Association's executive—provided
stimulating reading for one RCNVR ('Wavy Navy') type
momentarily awaiting discharge and wondering whether or
not to return to a former sales position.
Why? Because this ad was all 'challenge and opportunity'
for the Association's first full-time alumni secretary. (Higher pay and the better title 'director' came later.) After a
brief chat with my wife Doris, I answered the ad. (Was it
the only answer the executive received?)
President G. E. (Ted) Baynes and vice-president Walter
Lind entertained me at a very nice lunch in the Grosvenor
Hotel, the full executive interviewed me, and then took the
historic step of hiring their first-ever full-time secretary.
Thanks to a small grant from UBC Governors and rent-
free space in Brock Hall (the latter thanks to the Students'
Council)—the alumni office opened for business in January
more than twenty years ago now.
So what were those first years like? What was the philosophy behind all our activity?
As present director Tim Hollick-Kenyon can tell you
(he's much better at it and he has a much bigger job to do
as well), any full-time alumni director should be full of
enthusiasm and optimism; persistence and patience; tolerance and understanding; dedication and faith; great stamina and a strong sense of humour; loyalty and humility, etc.
etc. You surely must be a little crazy to go into this demanding type of work!
See me then with all the confidence in the world (and no
knowledge and no precedents), strolling jauntily down the
south hall of the Brock towards Room 201. The jauntiness
vanished instantly on entry. The 'phone was due to be
hooked up 'in a week or so', the secretarial help was zero;
the reference material consisted of Association minutes and
memos, The Manual of Alumni Work, written in 1924,
and The Primer of Alumni Work, a new American Alumni
Council text by a chap named Sailor. There were also 4000
addressograph plates of questionable accuracy and vintage.
A little more digging revealed that we had some few
hundred alumni who paid either $1.00 a year, $2.00 a year
or $3.00 a year, depending on whether they were classified
as annual dues-paying members, Chronicle subscribers, or
both. With the initial announcement in the next Chronicle
of the appointment of a full-time secretary more than a few
hard-working volunteers relaxed in a dream of swollen
streams of dollar bills flowing effortlessly into the alumni
Such was not to be, nor was strictly 'alumni work' embarked upon at the star:.
The students of that day, realizing that many of their
predecessors had served voluntarily in the cause of freedom
in WW I and II, wished to commemorate their services
with a fitting 'living memorial.' They formed a Student
Committee and invited joint participation by alumni and
faculty. That's where the UBC War Memorial Gymnasium
came from. Student initiative and enterprise, plus co-operation among all others in the University family did it. This
Memorial pays tribute to Truth, Justice, Duty, Honour and
Service (if you'll pardon a little editorializing)—everlasting
qualities of greatness in human behaviour, then and now.
To return to practicalities—you've guessed it, the alumni
secretary became the Memorial Committee secretary—and
secretary of every sub-committee set up subsequently.
During this time, too, :he alumni secretary began to be
invited to sit on all kinds of committees on the campus.
Meanwhile, exhaustive study went on re the over-all
financing of the Alumni operation. What should fees be?
Should the Chronicle subscriptions be included? Should life
membership ($10.00 in those days) be scrapped? Should
record-keeping service (address changes) be charged annually to the University? Could an annual giving program
be developed and 'fees' cancelled altogether? If so, where
did operating funds come from? And so on, and on.
With the Gym spring and fall drives out of the way,
the 1947 Alumni Executive managed to step up 'Branch'
activity, overhaul the addressing and mailing, institute a
limited dues campaign and obtain another grant from UBC
President, now Senator, N. A. M. MacKenzie.
However, the next year saw a long debate about the
advisability and feasibility of doing away with annual fees
entirely and embarking on an annual alumni giving
program. Many a long evening your one-time secretary
spent in the home of Joseph F. Brown, Jr., Aubrey Roberts,
and others. Significantly, they were some of the original
student trekkers of 1922 whose spirit of Tuum Est produced positive results in the formation of Canada's first
annual giving program in any publicly supported institution of higher learning. It was known as the 'Alumni-UBC
Development Fund.'
First chairman of that Board of Directors was the same
Joe Brown. Chairman of the Trustees Society, which received the money donated, was Lt. Col. W. Tom Brown,
present president of Investment Dealers Association of
Canada and a past president of our Alumni Association.
The Alumni Association has had many, many friends and
29 staunch supporters, including people like the late and
former chancellor, Sherwood Lett, and his predecessor, the
late Hon. Eric Hamber. Certainly in the early struggles of
the Association's office operation all alumni presidents,
boards and fund directors and 'class reps' worked like beavers with little recognition.
UBC's president 'Larry' MacKenzie was a willing listener
and active supporter all the way, as was the one and only
Dr. Harry T. Logan, later Chronicle editor and author of
UBC's  history.
Arrival on the Alumni Board scene of men like W. Tom
Brown, Harry Berry, Gordon Letson and present UBC
Chancellor John Buchanan (my apologies for missing others
in this brief sketch) brought a greater general awareness of
UBC's problems among the public, in government circles,
among 'Friends of the University' ( a group started by
Chancellor Hamber), and among alumni all over the world.
It also assisted, materially, on the campus, in terms of some
appreciation among faculty and administration that the
Alumni Association was actually working with others in
UBC's family to get an ever better institution for tomorrow.
In those first eight years as alumni director I made many
good friends, some through my activities as CO. of the
University Naval Training Divisions, others through executive and committee work, and still others through active
participation in the district regional and general work with
a host of fellow full-time alumni directors in the American
Alumni Council.
To one and all with whom I worked—permit me to say
again 'thank you' for that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to
serve with you on behalf of UBC in particular and higher
education in general. And to present alumni president Ken
Martin, director Tim Hollick-Kenyon and members of
today's Board—I commend you and wish you Godspeed.
Fellow alumni—it's always 'Tuum Est'—never, "Who's
right?" but "What's right?". □
Ljfour ^Aflumnl  -ArAAociauon   esDlrectord
Frank J. E. Turner, BA, BCom'39.
Director 1946-1954.
Emerson H. Gennis, BCom'48.
Director August 1961.
John L. Haar, BA'50.
Director 1958-59.
Arthur H. Sager, BA'38.
Director 1954-1958; 1958-1961.
^rrere 'j    Who
1. Alan T. R. Campbell, 1941-42; 2.
George E. Baynes, 1944-45; 3. Bruce A.
Robinson, 1942-44; 4. Frederic D. Bolton, 1939-40; 5. Arthur Laing, 1940-41.
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53.
Director 1961-
30 As seen by a President emeritus
by Senator N. A. M. MacKenzie
(President Emeritus N. A. M. MacKenzie took office on the
eve of a period of great expansion at UBC. Student enrolment tripled overnight with the arrival of the veterans, to
subside only a little a few years later with their departure.
Then the numbers started rising again, year by year. A
rapidly growing student body meant a rapidly growing
and more influential Alumni Association. Your editor
invited Senator MacKenzie to look back over his years at
UBC and comment on the part the alumni played in that
time, or might play in the future, in shaping the University.)
Mr first recollections of the Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia go back to the
late winter and early spring of 1943-44. It was then I
received a copy of the Alumni Chronicle in which the
executive of the Alumni Association discussed the finding
of a successor for President Klinck and set out some of
their feelings and opinions about the type of person they
would like to see installed as president.
Not long after this, I decided to accept the invitation of
the Board of Governors of UBC and was duly appointed
president, taking office the 1st of July, 1944. In my capacity
as chairman of the Wartime Information Board I paid a
visit to Vancouver in April or May of 1944 and was entertained at luncheon in the Hotel Vancouver by the alumni
executive. Among those present were Ted Baynes, Darrell
Braidwood, Pearley Brissenden, Bruce Robinson and some
others. We had a good time together and I was glad to
have the opportunity of meeting them and of discussing
the University and its affairs with them.
As president of the University my relations with the
alumni were excellent, from my point of view at least, and
I found them most helpful at all times. For a variety of
reasons I felt and feel that the Alumni Association should
be autonomous and be completely free to make suggestions
to the Board of Governors, the Senate and the president of
the faculty, and when it appears to the alumni appropriate,
to criticize the administration. Those who have known the
University as students, and who have kept in touch with
it as members of the Alumni Association, are in a very
special position and are and should be able to advise and
assist in University policy and problems.
The alumni, too, have had and should increasingly have
a great deal of influence throughout the whole of British
Columbia and in many centres across Canada. Its members, most of whom are important citizens in their communities, can be of great help in persuading governments,
corporations and private citizens to contribute the funds
so essential for the work of the University.
It is true that the Board of Governors on the recommendation of the president has contributed to the operating
expenses of the Alumni Association, but in view of the
much larger sums of money which the alumni were
directly and indirectly responsible for obtaining, this University contribution, while a useful device, would not in
my opinion justify the University administration in
attempting to control the work of the alumni or its
In my own experience the Board of Governors and the
president did not interfere with the work of the alumni in
any way, though I as president did my best to keep closely
in touch with the alumni and to keep them informed
about University affairs. To this end, I arranged that the
secretary of the Association should be invited to attend the
weekly meetings of the University administrative staff held
in the president's office, and as a general rule when convenient the alumni secretary did attend these meetings.
There is one weakness in respect of the Alumni Association which I see and am aware of and that is the fact that
a relatively small group, because of their interest and their
willingness to serve, inevitably tend to control the alumni
and speak for them. This I know is sometimes resented by
the members of the alumni who are not closely involved in
either University or alumni matters, but this situation is
true of practically every organization, including our political parties. There is probably no escape from it in a
democratic society. While realizing this problem, I continue
to be most grateful to the members of the executive of the
Alumni Association and their staff who give loyal and
dedicated service to the University of British Columbia.    □
31 are
The war was over, and suddenly I
found myself one of the many
veterans who began the great expansion that changed UBC from the status
of a small campus to that of a great
Excitement ran high in 1946, and
it was with mixed emotions of superiority and bewilderment that I joined
the line-up to register for the 'veterans
only'  spring  session.
It was a unique situation to be a
freshman then. There was a feeling
of cameraderie, knowing that even
though it was for another purpose the
armed   services   were   together   again.
the navy, whose casual explanation for
part of the course caused the entire
assembly of 'worldly vets' to break into
hysterical laughter. (Does the eminent
Professor B. still blush?)
More vets joined our ranks that September, but so did many regular students, and when we came face to face
with fresh young high school grads,
we felt ancient! Our special world
ceased to exist and we knew we were
The most visible contrast was our
manner of dress. Sixty dollars a month
didn't allow for stylish clothes, so we
converted uniforms into civvies. Faded
^}r wad a ^jrredhman then
We re-hashed our experiences, griped
because we'd left our barracks only to
be thrown back into old army huts
that served as classrooms, and worried
constantly because we'd forgotten how
to study. It didn't take long, however,
before we picked up ideas (and prescriptions) from those who'd spent time
overseas and had learned the secret of
staying awake for days on end, and
these helped us to cram. Caffeine,
nicotine and benzedrine worked wonders if you could stand the post-exam
We revelled in anything that would
relieve the ever-present anxiety, and
many of us will never forget the classic
faux pas of a young Psych. 100 teacher,
still awaiting his own discharge from
battle dress, the dark colour still showing where rank and insignia had been,
marked the male vet. We gals found
that skirts and tunics were reasonably
presentable once the brass buttons
were replaced, but the sight of a cashmere sweater still could arouse our
envy.  Trench  coats  were  invaluable,
The winter session 1945-46 closed with
a modest enrolment of 3200 students.
Autumn classes opened with a fantastic doubling, to about 6000, due to
the war veteran students. The next
year they had brought the number to
9,734. The figure declined to 5,538 in
1951 but by 1957 it had climbed again
to 8,986.
32 however, and we were identified by the
navy,  khaki  or airforce  blue.
There were other differences between the vets and non-vets. Integration wasn't easy and subtle conflict
began. We expected the non-vets to
look up to us and treat us as responsible adults, but they tended to think of
us as has-beens. Perhaps they envied
our special privilege of being able to
choose our own courses while they
were forced to 'go by the book.' We
outnumbered them and took majority
rule for granted, while they retaliated
by treating us as interlopers. Our 'canteen' was no longer our own, as the
cafeteria tables were monopolized by
groups who made no allowance for
the   'outsiders.'
Gradually we dispersed and were
assimilated into the various phases of
campus life. My own shallow roots
took hold in the Brock basement when
I joined the staff of Ubyssey, but there
was always that fine shade of difference. I can laugh now when I recall
the curious situation of being considered an 'older woman.'
The years have healed those wounds,
and we're glad we had that second
chance for a higher education. We
gave impetus to the development of
UBC and some of us are still assisting
in its growth. If you see a cute young
co-ed wearing the most disreputable
motheaten old UBC crest on campus,
please try to understand. It belonged to
her mother. rj
—Joyce Erickson, '50
Veterans exchanged barracks
for army hut classrooms.
See Key p. 37
October 16, 10:00 a.m.
R.V.Y.C.. Jericho
October 22. 9:00 p.m.
Brock Hall, Campus
October 22, Campus
October 20 Ladies' Golf Tournament
University Golf Course
October 21 Men's Golf Tournament
University Golf Course
October 20-23 Winter Sports Centre
For further information write or 'phone the
October 22 2:00 p.m. UBC Stadium
U. of Alberta vs. UBC Thunderbirds
October 22 2:00 p.m.
October 22 11:30 a.m. Field House
October 23 Winter Sports Centre
October 14 War Memorial Gymnasium
October 17 12:00 noon Hotel Vancouver
Alumni Office, 228-2800 or 224-4366
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36 esLJcivid (15rock
TTIor ten or fifteen years, starting about twenty years
■■- ago, I wrote a vast amount of material for the
UBC Alumni Chronicle. I can't remember if I enjoyed the
experience or not. We are always telling ourselves that we
hated the adventures we really enjoyed, and (fortunately
for alumni associations the world over) we are always
telling ourselves we loved very much the things we really
hated. I imagine there were certain annoyances and certain
pleasures, some straight and some perverse. Just as nothing
in the future is as good or as bad as we are warned it will
be, so is nothing in the past as good or as bad as our
memories pretend.
But I remember this much: I got a great deal of simple
pleasure from all the rioters who staged invisible Protest
Marches against me, carrying invisible banners saying
were two such movements, one on the campus and the
other downtown. I was a cause of great and unlikely unity
between the professors who loathed me and the hard-
boiled business types who for once had found something
about which to agree with the remote and ineffectual dons.
The cause of the trouble was simply this: I had a bad
tendency to laugh at the Emperor's New Clothes. It is a
tendency for which I have been fired from at least three
newspapers, and for which I have lost all kinds of
employment with magazines and broadcasters. It has often
been considered that I am destructive and negative, an
argument I cannot always follow. If you say the Emperor's
New Clothes are imaginary, your critics and enemies may
have the power to fire you, but nothing can give them the
power to explain what it is that you are destroying and
negating. I once consoled myself (in these very pages, I
believe) with the thought that when Michael and Gabriel
chased Lucifer out of Heaven, he told them they were not
being very constructive. What's good enough for Paradise
is good enough for me.
I must flick through the files to look up that old verse of
mine. In doing so, I will discover, not for the first time,
that the levity for which I was abominated contained much
serious argument, and that the wildest of my irreverent
prophecies, back in 1950 or so, have all come true. I will
also discover how many pseudonyms I used in those days.
I used these noms de guerre merely to avoid the appearance
of having too much Brock in the magazine. It had nothing
to do with fear of criticism, but a famous professor of
English tried to prove that we satirists go in constant fear
of public opinion, and that is even why we use irony! How
ironic can you get?
There were a dozen delicious ironies. For example, a
university  should  be  the  last  home  of  free  speech,  the
friend of all opinions and thus the enemy of the opinionated, yet here we had two wild mobs trying to censor and
lynch me. At one stage the only thing that saved me was
the threat of the editor to resign and to make a public
statement of his reason for this. It was ironic, too, that I
should be defended by two editors so different as the young
lawyer Ormie Hall and the old classical scholar Harry
Logan, and it is ironic, too, that their old timeless un-
specialized view of freedom should now be thought dated
and bad for a branch of tire truth called Public Relations.
It was ironic to be called an enemy of the things I tried
to defend. And when I tried to put in a kind word for
wisdom, I was called a wise-guy. I was called irreverent by
products of the 1920's, a decade which Thurber correctly
identified as the golden age of irreverence of the right sort.
I was told that facts are too controversial for general use,
and so is cheerfulness. (A couple of years ago I tried to
publish the little-known and cheerful fact that World War
One was by no means the bloodiest war in history, and the
publishers said they'd not dare to publish anything so
controversial, provocative, blasphemous, and contrary to
what people want to think.)
Well, I gradually dropped out of the Chronicle, though
not because of the lynch-mob and not because I have
grown tired of struggling against the with-it, go-ahead,
winds-of-change boys. (The winds of change remind me of
chaff and chickenfeed, somehow. One vague metaphor
deserves another.) But the other day the Alumni Association mailed me a pamphlet put out by "Editorial Projects
for Education," about the winds of change, telling me
what to think. It outlaws certain things from criticism and
regret. Its mental bouncers told me to drink up and shut
up. Dear readers, I feel a song coming on. □
J^rere 'a    Who
1. Winston A. Shilvock, 1948-49; 2. Gordon D. Darling,
1953-54; 3. John M. Buchanan, 1949-50; 4. Peter J. Sharp,
1954-55; 5. Gordon M. Letson, 1951-52; 6. James A. Macdonald, 1950-51; 7. James N. Hyland, 1958-59; 8. Douglas
Macdonald, 1952-53; 9. Richard M. Bibbs, 1947-48; 10.
Nathan T. Nemetz, 1956-57; 11. Darrell T. B. Braidwood,
1946-47; 12. Mark Colli as, 1959-60; 13. Harry L. Purdy,
1957-58; 14. W. Thomas Brown, 1945-46; 15. Ernest W. H.
Brown, 1956.
L. to R.: Ann Ferguson (now Piers), John Coleman, Sheila Tisdall  (now Coleman),
Richard Lendrum, Dave Brock, Sydney Risk, Elizabeth Magee, Alex G. Smith.
^Jhe [ lauerd    i^lub  and  Its J-^ublic
In 1965, after fifty years of continuous
activity, the UBC Players' Club
quietly died and no obituaries were
written. Its main function, giving
training in theatre arts to interested
students, had been taken over by the
growing  department  of  theatre.
The Club was first suggested in an
upper year class in English drama, and
five weeks after UBC opened on September 30, 1915, the Players' Club
became a fact. It seemed a good form
of recreation for some of the 379 students enrolled in that wartime period.
Forty applied for membership, and on
February 18 the first performance was
staged at the Avenue Theatre on the
Georgia Viaduct corner of Main
'Fanny and the Servant Problem,' a
light comedy by the popular Jerome
K. Jerome, with a cast of 23 and with
the entire faculty of 27 as guests in the
boxes, was warmly received by a full
house. The reviews were enthusiastic,
though one critic mistook the two
figures after players' names as indicative of their age and remarked that
the leading man, a member of the
senior class, 'played with a fine dignity and a surprising mellowness for a
boy of sixteen years."
The next morning President Wesbrook suggested a repeat performance
after examinations, to be followed by
one in New Westminster and in Victoria. In this way the tour was born.
The proceeds of all performances were
donated to the University Red Cross
Society and to the recreational activities of the UBC section of the 196th
Western University Battalion, spending the summer in tents on the Fair-
view campus before going overseas. In
the next four years the Club was able
to earn over $6,000 for various patriotic purposes.
In 1920 the inclusion of Nanaimo,
Kamloops and three Okanagan towns
increased the number of peforman-
ces to ten. Two years later the Kootenays were invaded and by 1931, the
last year under the founder's direction, the Spring Play, Noel Coward's
'The Young Idea' achieved the record
number   of  28   performances.
During this period the Club appeared in some 27 towns and cities,
including five on Vancouver Island
and others as far east as Revelstoke
and Femie. In many communities
these visits were the only chance many
by Frederic G. C. Wood, Prof. Em.
people had to see a production acted
by others than members of a local
organization. As plays by Barrie,
Wilde, Pinero, A. A. Milne, and two
by Shaw as well as two by eminent
Spanish dramatists were among those
presented, the varsity actors were a
welcome change.
Local organizations such as Kiwanis
clubs, chapters of the IODE, women's
church auxiliaries, and other groups
were most helpful as sponsors, sharing
in the proceeds of the performances.
These contacts resulted in a growing
interest in the University and introduced the actors to sections of their
province hitherto unfamiliar to them.
Very occasionally the play met with
objection. In one Kootenay town,
where the Club was always most cordially received, an editorial appeared
in the weekly paper. The play was
Shaw's 'Pygmalion,' and the long denunciation is summed up in the following excerpt: "Such a production
might be excusable in a third or
fourth class Bowery theater, but to
have the guttersnipe language of lower
London flaunted from the stage in the
name of Art by a group of university
players passeth understanding."        □ To the editor
Alumni Association Executive
has responsibility in UBC Elections
The recent heated debate about the
rights and wrongs of the Alumni Association 'taking sides' on the election
of the chancellor made me smile just a
little. Few, apparently, remember how
and why a change was made in the
Association's constitution by its members at a fairly warm annual meeting
around 1949 or 1950. Until that time
our Association was, actually, a 'graduate society,' not an Alumni Association. The Association was then, and is
now, registered under the Societies' Act
of the Province of British Columbia. It
was pointed out that UBC graduates
were automatically members of Convocation (Section B), and the body Convocation (Sections A and B) was an
official part of the University Act. All
members of Convocation elect a stated
number of members to the UBC Senate
and they also elect the UBC chancellor.
For two very good reasons it was
felt that the UBC Alumni Association
should be separate and distinct from
Convocation. In the first place, many
former UBC students, defined as non-
graduating alumnae and alumni are
much more interested in working to
improve higher education for all concerned than a good many graduates.
Quite a few potentially powerful supporters would be lost unless the Association's constitution was amended.
It was decided that only 'Table Officers' need be grads. Apart from this
provision, all former students with a
minimum of fifteen units of UBC
credit would be members of the Association.
The second reason for the suggested
change was the equally valid consideration that at some time the alumni,
through their own duly elected excu-
tive group, might wish to diametrically
oppose the Government of the day, the
administration, the faculty, or the students for that matter. As long as our
Association is independent (I might
add that obviously alumni have no
axe to grind), the current alumni
Board can choose to support any idea,
proposal or person whenever they
deem it to be in the best interests of
Just for the record—let me add a
little horse sense. UBC's future growth
and greatness depend entirely on the
interest, initiative, integrity and intestinal fortitude of individuals—in
Government, in the Board of Governors, on the faculty, in graduate studies, in research institutes on campus,
in business, in the professions, on the
farms and in the factories, and in
undergraduate activities of the practically autonomous Alma Mater Society.
UBC is a unique institution with a
long, long healthy history of fire-eating radicals among the student body
(most of us were once in that category).
In my lifetime to date one of the
youngest men I have met is Chancellor Buchanan, always ready to hear
new ideas and of better ways of doing
things, always ready to accept new
challenges. He has a tremendous faith
but respects anyone whose belief, or
lack of it, differs from his. He's a man's
man, I think you'd have to say. If the
Alumni Association didn't support a
man of that calibre and experience,
with the time to devote to what surely must be a thankless service job as
chancellor—the Association can lock
the office door and throw away the
With the ever-increasing thousands
(that's right!) of Convocation voters
(A and B) right on the campus and
with the present mail-ballot system to
all Convocation voters, it is really
fairly simple to elect anybody you like
to the chancellorship, yes and to Senate, merely by organizing the 'campus'
vote today. Why? Because the vast
majority of ballots mailed out to others
(B's mostly) won't be sent back. That
is why it is vital that our Association
ensure that a competent person, in
every sense, be specifically recommended for election as chancellor in any
contested election, and that people
who are "geographically and occupationally representative of the Province"
(that's the way it is supposed to be) be
elected to Senate.
Essentially the Association's Board is
acting as an unofficial nominating
committee, and Board members should
know better than most who has the
best qualifications, together with the
time, for the job. Individual alumni
are free to agree or not with any
Again, for the record, not once but
twice, in the years I was your alumni
director the Association actually mailed
out a recommended slate for elected
members of Senate. On both occasions
the reason was (and still is for that
matter) that members of faculty persisted in running for these elected
positions and getting re-elected regularly because their names were well
known. Our Boards felt that since each
Faculty is automatically represented by
a dean and two others in that Faculty,
and more and more Faculties were
being created, the intention of the
original founding fathers of UBC to
keep a balance was being ignored.
—Frank J. E. Turner, BCom, BA'39.
39 News Around the Campus
Chronicle receives Time-Life Award
Director's Assistant
says good-bye
Mrs. Eileen Evers, who was known
to many alumni as the staff member
responsible for Homecoming, Reunions,
Annual Meeting, Student-Alumni Banquet and other special events, said
good-bye to the Association office in
Mrs. Eileen Evers
It was in March, 1964, that Mrs.
Evers became assistant to the director
of the Alumni Association, and in that
capacity, in addition to her work on
special events, supervised the staff,
solicited advertising for the Chronicle,
and recorded minutes of committee
She has left us to go into the field
of fashion merchandising.
The editor displays the rose bowl and accompanying certificate won this summer by the Chronicle "for significant
improvement in alumni magazine publishing." This is the
Time-Life Alumni Magazine Achievement Award, presented
by Time Inc. for District VIII of the American Alumni
Council. The award was made for the first time this year.
Reception for Sciencemen
Here we have, from left to right, Brian Devin Trussell,
BSc'66, Dean V. S. Okulitch, Michael Robert Noble, BSc'66,
and President Macdonald. The occasion was a reception at
the Faculty Club for the Science Undergraduate Society
representatives at the Trans Pacific Science Students' Conference held in Auckland, N.Z. May 14-21 this spring.
Formal attire called for the Sciencemen's black sweater to
be worn.
40 His Honour The
Governor (R)
administers oath to
new Chancellor,
John Buchanan.
Major research Unit
for Medicine
An internationally known biochemist, is one of the latest additions
to UBC's Faculty of Medicine. He is
Dr. J. H. Quastel who will head a
nine-man neurochemistry research unit
Dr. Quastel, who has retired from
the McGill University faculty where
he was professor of biochemistry and
dirctor of the Unit of Cell Metabolism, has accepted an appointment at
UBC as professor of neurochemistry
and honorary professor of biochemistry.
Work in neurochemistry has been
going on in the Kinsmen Laboratory
in the Faculty of Medicine and this
was a factor which led Dr. Quastel to
accept UBC's invitation. His research
unit here consists at this point, besides himself, of two senior research
associates and six graduate students,
and will be financed by Canada's
Medical Research Council and other
foundations and organizations which
support medical research.
During Dr. Quastel's nineteen years
at McGill, 75 students received their
doctor of philosophy degrees by work
under his direction, and 45 postdoctoral fellows were associated with
his   institute.   Of   the   work   he   is
beginning at UBC, Dean McCreary
says: "The neurochemistry research
unit will attract additional graduate
students, thus further strengthening
the graduate studies program in the
faculty of medicine."
New Administrator
for Physical Plant
A man who is presently Assistant
Project Manager, Equipment, Peace
and Columbia, for the B.C. Hydro
Authority, joins the University's
administrative staff on November 15.
He is James T. Turner and he will
fill a newly created position, Director
of Physical Plant.
The new position brings together
in one administrative unit the Department of Buildings and Grounds and
the Office of the Architect Planner.
As Bursar William White explains
it: "Mr. Turner will be concerned
with all operational aspects of campus
development and building planning,
new construction, buildings and
grounds maintenance and related services, such as communications and fire
Mr. Turner obtained bachelor of
sciences degrees with honors at Tri-
State College, Indiana, in electrical
engineering in 1936 and mechanical
engineering   in   1937.
Hamber Estate
endows Chair
A $500,000 trust fund has given the
Faculty of Medicine the first fully
supported and perpetually endowed
professorship or chair at this University, President Macdonald has announced.
The gift has been made by Mrs.
Eric W. Hamber in memory of her
husband and will support the newly
established The Eric W. Hamber Professorship in Medicine.
The Hon. Eric W. Hamber, former
Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia and Chancellor of the University from 1944 to 1951 gave strong
support to the developments that led
to the founding of the Faculty of
Medicine in 1950.
"The development of perpetually
endowed professorships is particularly
important at this time to obtain first
class teachers and researchers in face
of intensifying national competition
for them," says Dean J. F. McCreary,
and adds that, historically, the endowment of a chair in medicine at the
University of Toronto had a strong
influence on medical education. It was
a step which began the process of
change in medical education from a
system in which all the teachers were
busy practitioners devoting part of
their time to teaching, to an arrangement whereby in each department in
a medical school there is a nucleus of
full-time highly trained teacher-
Extension Director
goes to N. Y. Post
"There are two bombs that the world
must worry about. One is only too
familiar. The other is the population
So says Dr. J. K. Friesen, resigning
his post as director of UBC's Extension
Department. Dr. Friesen has accepted
a position on The Population Council
in New York where his contribution
will be as an educator. "My first
assignment," he says, "will be as the
educator with a three-member team—
including a medical man and a demographer—in Turkey. Our project is to
find means of population planning."
Dr. Friesen has been director of the
Department of University Extension
since 1953.
41 Another example of CGE engineered quality: Using techniques
and components developed exclusively in its research laboratories,
Canadian General Electric has devised the world's first remotely
controlled physiological monitoring system. It keeps tabs-electronic
ones, on a patient's condition during critical heart operations. CGE
has a growing team of engineers and specialists working on further
important developments in the challenging field of Medical Electronics.
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Harold McLean, BA'21
Harold McLean, BA, BEd'47, who has
taught in Vancouver high schools for the
past forty-four years, has retired this
year. An expert tennis player, he helped
coach the Canadian Davis Cup Team in
the late 1920's, as well as having
coached the Killarney School Team in
the 'Reach For The Top' television program, which was placed third in the province-wide competition in 1964. Besides his
scholarly activities, he has always been a
great advocate of student-teacher contact,
which he believes to be an important part
of the teaching process. He began his
teaching career at Magee High School in
Another retiring grad is John E. Gibbard, BA, MA'37, BEd'46, who this year
retired as associate professor in secondary education at UBC. Prior to his
association with UBC he taught at
Magee High School for twenty-nine
years. Mr. Gibbard wrote his MA Thesis
on "The History of the Fraser Valley,
J. Stuart Burton, BA, a teacher in the
Lower Mainland for the past forty-three
years retired last June as principal of
Burnaby North Senior Secondary School.
He had been a teacher and administrator
at the school since his graduation from
UBC in 1927.
A veteran school administrator, Norman MacDonald, BA, has retired from
active teaching service after 42 years in
the teaching profession in the district of
Burnaby. He joined the teaching staff of
Burnaby South High School in 1929,
becoming its principal in  1936.
Brian A. Tobin, BA, editor of the
Victoria Daily Times, and a member of
the Senate of the University of Victoria,
was recently elected by Senate members
to sit on the Board of Governors, filling
out the term of the late Dr. Robert M.
Petrie, BA'28.
Philip S. Barratt, BASc, with COMINCO since 1940, has been appointed
superintendent of design and construction for the firm. In his twenty-six years
with the company he has been assistant
superintendent of construction, superintendent of the Kimberley engineering
plant, and of construction at Trail.
Joseph Chell, BA, MA'36, has been
promoted to the position of district
superintendent of schools for the Greater
Victoria area. He had been assistant
superintendent since 1960, prior to which
he served as district superintendent at
Nelson, Prince Rupert and Mission.
Barbecue luncheon — 1960
Reception for President Mackenzie held
in June, 1962.
43 James Smith, BA, BEd'48, MSc*37
(Wash.), writes us from Kitimat, where
he is now Supervising Principal of the
Mount Elizabeth Secondary School. He
informs us that there is a $4 million
expansion program under way, and he
expects a "busy and interesting session."
George S. Allen, BASc, MASc'35,
PhD'45(Berkeley) former Dean of Forestry at UBC from 1953 to 1961, has been
appointed head of the tree biology section of the federal forest research
laboratory in Victoria. Dr. Allen, who is
internationally famous for his work in
silviculture and seed research, had recently completed five years as director
of forest research at Weyerhauser research centre in Washington, the position
he took upon his resignation from UBC.
Donald C. Davidson, BA, MA'34
PhD'37(Berkeley), has been awarded a
Senior Fulbright Research Scholarship to
study British university libraries during
the forthcoming academic year. Dr.
Davidson is presently university librarian
At the Annual Meeting in 1959 — Mrs.
L. H. Leeson makes a presentation to
Miss Marjorie Leeming, retiring Assistant Dean of Women.
G. S. Allen,
at the University of California, Santa
Dwight W. Purdy, BASc, assistant
general manager of Canadian Sugar
Factories in Alberta, has been promoted
to the position of manager for the
Alberta division.
Rev. Canon T. David Somerville, BA,
is the new executive officer of program,
planning and research for the Anglican
Church in Toronto. He was at one time
assistant minister and rector of St.
James' in Vancouver, and later became
Dean of residence at the Anglican College at UBC, where he also taught.
Hugh E. Farquhar, BA, a professor of
education at the University of Victoria,
has been granted a $2,400 International
Nickel fellowship in education administration to further his post-graduate
Rev. D. A. Ford, BA, was recently
installed as dean and rector of St John's
Cathedral, Saskatoon. He had previously
served in the diocese of St. Augustine's,
Lethbridge, Alberta.
John W. Green, BCom, who joined
the Air Transport Board in 1956 as an
economist, has been named executive
dirctor for the Board. Prior to joining
the ATB he had been employed with the
Public Utilities Commission of B.C.
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44 Colin H. Macdonald, BASc, formerly
mine manager of La Forma Project of
Discovery Mines Ltd., has joined the
Anvil Mining Corporation Ltd., as project manager.
Robert G. McElhanney, BASc, has
been appointed manager of the process
equipment division of Dorr-Oliver, Inc.,
Stamford, Conn. He will direct all the
company's process equipment operations
in the United States.
William Mackie, BA, meteorologist
with the Victoria Weather Bureau, has
moved to Vancouver to take up the
position of regional superintendent of
observation services in the Department
of Transport.
George D. Bishop, BA, is the director
of the newly created Research Branch
of the Department of Labour. Prior to
his new posting he had served as a
senior economist with the Bureau of
Economics and Statistics of B.C. The
research branch has been established to
tailor its man-power programs more
effectively and aid in promotion of
harmonious labour relations.
Echo Lidster, BSc, PhD'63(U. Wisconsin), has joined the staff of the Tuskegee
Institute, Alabama as an education and
research developer with a team of 50
Negro teachers, 50 teacher aides and 25
community aides engaged in a program
aimed at teaching the seasonally unemployed, illiterate worker to become functionally literate.
G. D. Bishop,
Richard Deane, BASc, has been appointed superintendent of technical services for COMINCO at Trail. He has
served in various positions for the firm,
and became chief electrical engineer in
Frank H. Seyer, BA, has been appointed president of Eversharp, Inc. at
Milford, Conn.
Anne DuMoulin, BA, MSW'47, was
recently elected president of the Canadian Association of Social Workers at
their annual general meeting held last
June in Montreal. Miss DuMoulin, now
executive director of the Community
Welfare Planning Council of Greater
Winnipeg, had also served as director of
both Alexandra and Gordon Neighbourhood Houses in Vancouver.
Harry Gruenberg, BASc, has received
a Fulbright research grant to spend nine
months at the Laboratory of Electromagnetic Theory at Lyngby in Denmark.
He will return to his position as professor of electrical engineering at Syracuse
University, New York, next June.
John W. Short, BCom, BA'45, assistant director of education of the Canadian Hospital Association, is now assistant director of the Royal Columbian
Hospital in New Westminster.
J. I. Goodlad,
John I. Goodlad, BA, MA'46, PhD
(U. of Chicago), was recently named
president-elect of the American Educational Research Association, the leading
organization in the USA concerned with
the study of education. He was also
elected to a three-year term on the
Board of Directors of the National
Society for the Study of Education, as
well as being named a founding member
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45 of the newly formed National Academy
of Education.
Gordon W. Bertram, BA, PhD'56
(Berk.), until recently on the faculty of
the graduate school of business at the
University of Washington, has been
named professor and chairman of the
department of economics and political
science at the University of Victoria. A
widely published economist (his latest
book was published by the federal
government in June) he has also served
as a consultant to the Economic Council
of Canada at Ottawa.
John R. P. Powell, BASc, has been
promoted to manager, electronic data
processing services, MacMillan Bloedel
Ltd. He joined the firm in 1964 and is
now responsible for the company's three
computer installations.
Bernard Gagnon, BASc, has been promoted to the position of senior project
engineer in charge of the design engineering department of Bathurst Paper
Limited, Bathurst Division.
Joan Stevens, BSA, MSA'50 (now
Mrs. Macintosh) is the new nutritionist
for the agricultural division of Van
Waters and Rogers Chemicals of Vancouver.
R. H. John Welton, BASc, was recently elected Chairman of the West
Kootenay Regional College Council.
Thomas   C.   Grant,   BCom,   formerly
director   of   merchandising   and   promo
tion for Avon Products of Canada, Ltd.,
has been elected an officer of the firm,
and will hold the position of vice-president of merchandising and promotion.
Dennis A. Heeney, BA, was recently
appointed director of public relations for
Traders Finance Corporation Ltd. He
will be responsible for all public relations activities of the Traders Group of
J. M. Oughton,
J. M. (Mel) Oughton, BA, has been
appointed general manager, American
Hospital Supply, in the company's Canadian division at Port Credit, Ontario.
Prior to this appointment he had held
joint managerial responsibilities for the
Canadian Laboratory Supplies and American Hospital Supply operation in the Vancouver area.
Donald B. Lloyd, BASc, has been appointed general manager for operations
at the Pine Hill, Alabama office of Mac
Millan Bloedel Ltd. He has been with
the company since 1953, and was most
recently manager of the manufacturing
services at the company's head office.
W. Arthur Benson, BA, MA'50 is the
new chief of land inventory in the
federal forestry department. He had
formerly been a biologist at the Vancouver office of the Canadian Wildlife
Service, prior to which he was senior
biologist and head of the wildlife research division of the Saskatchewan
department of natural resources.
H. Robert D. Chisholm, BASc, has
been appointed assistant vice-president
and general manager of the logging
group for MacMillan Bloedel Limited.
It is a promotion from his previous post
as general manager of the division.
The Prince Albert Pulp and Paper Co.
has appointed James D. Clark, BSF, as
woodlands manager in charge of all
woods operations for the company. A
former district silviculturist for the B.C.
Forest Service, he had most recently
been assistant woodlands manager with
North Western Pulp and Power in
Harry Drummond Dee, BEd, for forty
years a teacher in the Victoria area
retired this year. He was for most of
this time at Victoria High School, and
latterly served as director of secondary
instruction for the Victoria School
Clifford V. Faulknor, BSA, writes us
from Calgary (where he is the associate
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46 editor of Country Guide) that the British
publishing rights to his first book 'The
White Calf,' have been bought by J. M.
Dent and Sons. His second book, "The
White Peril' was also recently released
by Little, Brown and Co., who have also
purchased publishing rights to his third
venture into novel writing, 'The Road
Home,' which the author tells us, has a
West Vancouver setting, his home town.
John S. Kirkaldy, BASc, chairman of
McMaster University's metallurgy department, has been appointed to the
Steel Company of Canada Chair of
Metallurgy. Dr. Kirkaldy has published
48 scholarly papers and has worked on
two books on metallurgical subjects.
Roy R. McEwan, BASc, has been
appointed chief electrical engineer for
Associated Engineering Services Ltd.
Robert E. McLaren, BA, has been appointed assistant director of the department of fisheries for the Pacific region.
He had previously been chief of the
resource development for the branch.
J. Graydon Roberts, BA, on staff at
UBC's Extension department, has been
named president of the B.C. Division of
the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Robert J. Shepp, BA, writes from
Calgary, where he is now assistant superintendent of transportation for the Canadian Pacific Railway's Pacific Region.
He headed the team which planned and
recently established the customers service centre at Lethbridge, Alberta.
Robert J. Waldie, BA, has been
assigned the position of zone manager
for General Motors Products of Canada
Ltd., at Calgary. He joined GM in 1954
as a district manager in Vancouver, and
latterly had been zone manager at
Henry Zentner, BA, professor of sociology at the University of Alberta at
Calgary, was among fifty-seven winners
of Canada Council senior fellowships in
the areas of the humanities and social
sciences. He plans to use his $4,400
grant to make a community study of
Sark Island, in the Channel Islands.
Lt. Commander Alan H. Brookbank,
BA, was recently posted to Washington,
D.C. where he joins the Canadian
Defence Liaison staff.
Dorothy Keller, BA, is now Regional
Secretary of the Presbyterian Church in
Toronto. She recently received her MA
at the San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, California.
Casimir C. Lindsey, MA, BA'48(Tor.)
PhD(Cantab.), professor of Zoology and
curator of fishes in the department of
zoology and Institute of Fisheries, UBC,
has accepted a position as full professor
in the department of zoology at the
University of Manitoba. Dr. Lindsey was
director of Fisheries Research for the
fish and game branch of the provincial
Department of Recreation and Conservation from 1952 to 1957.
Darrell H. McQuillan, BSF, was recently appointed Chief Forester of
Crown Zellerbach Canada Ltd. He
succeeds W. P. T. McGhee, BSF'47,
whose promotion the Chronicle announced in its last issue.
George A, Mitchell, BA, chief biologist with the provincial Fish and Wildlife
Branch in Edmonton, Alberta, has left
to take up the position of associate professor of zoology at the University of
Saskatchewan in Regina.
J. N. Parrish, BSF, is now plant
manager of Wrights Canadian Ropes
Ltd., Vancouver, B.C.
Eugene B. Patterson, BSA, has been
named manager of the development research department for Chas. Pfizer and
Co. Inc., of New York.
West Bay Elementary School, West
Vancouver, has a new principal in
Gerald Prevost, BEd, MEd'66, who was
formerly principal of Sentinel High
School. He has been on leave to complete studies at UBC for an MEd.
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Grant L. Ainscough, BSF, has been
promoted to assistant chief forester for
MacMillan Bloedel. He joined the Company in 1955, and was previously
manager of forestry operations.
The new president of Lenkurt Electric
Co. of Canada Ltd., is H. Raymond
Herron, BASc, Mr. Herron, who has
been with the company since 1952, was
formerly marketing manager at the
Burnaby office.
Ronald S. Nairne, BArch, has been
given a fellowship in the College of the
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
Howard Nixon, BPE, executive director of the Saskatchewan Youth Agency
for the past year, will return to the
University of Saskatchewan as director
of the School of Physical Education. Dr.
Nixon, who has been on a year's leave
of absence, has been with the University
of Saskatchewan since 1952.
E. Terry Clegg, BSF, MSc'58, is the
new director of planning for the regional
district of Central Kootenay at Nelson.
His responsibilities include objectives,
principles and individual plans for an
overall plan for future regional growth.
Lewis H. Greensword, BArch, has
been appointed by the Toronto Metropolitan Council as deputy assessment
commissioner for the corporation of
metropolitan Toronto. He had held the
post of municipal assessor for the corporation of the District of Burnaby for
13 years.
Kenneth C. Lucas, BASc, has been
named director of the new resource
development service of the Department
of Fisheries of Canada at Ottawa.
Harry Madramootoo, BSA, MSc'61
(Iowa State), one of the first UBC grads
to head a governmental department in
Guyana, when it was still British Guiana,
has been appointed to act as chief
agricultural officer in the Guyana Ministry of Agriculture in Georgetown. He
had formerly been director of extension
services for the Government of British
David Moilliet, BA, is the new manager of the Canadian Government Travel
Bureau's office in San Francisco. For
the past year he had been assistant chief
of the bureau's publicity department in
Dr. Howard E. Petch, PhD, principal
of Hamilton College, McMaster University, has been elected to the science
section of the Royal Society of Canada.
He joined the McMaster faculty in 1954,
becoming its first chairman of the
metallurgy department.
Edward J. Rankin, BA, was recently
promoted by President Lyndon B. Johnson from Class 5 to 4 in the Foreign
R. C. Bailey,
Roderick C. Bailey, BSA, is now
general manager of West-Man Regional
Development Inc. A past supervisor of
Rural Youth Development and 4-H
Clubs in British Columbia, Mr. Bailey
also served in Thailand for two years
as an agricultural adviser to the government of Thailand.
Service of the United States. The promotion resulted from a recommendation by
the 1966 Foreign Service selection board.
He is now serving as commercial officer
and Consul at the Consulate General in
Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr. Rankin
had  previously  been  employed  by   the
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1957, until he entered the foreign service
in 1959, at which time he was assigned
as commercial officer at the American
Consulate General in Dacca, East
Patricia Jean Carstens, BA, (now Mrs.
Charles Koester) has been appointed an
assistant professor in the department of
English at the University of Victoria.
Donald R. MacPhail, LLB, has been
appointed vice-president and legal counsel for Inland Natural Gas. Co. Ltd.
William John McCormick, BASc, has
been promoted as sales manager for
Sylvania Electric's central district. He
has been with the firm since 1957, first
as commercial engineer, and latterly as
product sales manager, commercial-industrial lamp division.
Maurice J. Charpentier, BA, formerly
supervisor of personnel at the Shawinigan, Que. office of DuPont of Canada
Ltd., has been promoted to the new
position of assistant to the works
manager at that office.
Donald A. Dowsley, BASc, has been
appointed manager of the newly opened
Cameron division of MacMillan Bloedel
Joseph V. Macdonald, BA, of Trail,
has been appointed to the principalship
of the J. Lloyd Crowe Senior Secondary
School in that city. He had been vice-
principal of the school since 1960.
Edwin F. Watson, BSW, is taking over
the post of Executive Director, Metro
Family Service Association in Toronto.
His previous position had been Executive Secretary of the Canada Welfare
Council's Commission on Education and
Personnel, and the Canadian Conference
on Social Welfare.
Lome D. R. Dyke, BCom, hosted a
UBC Alumni Reunion in Port of Spain,
Trinidad last June 1. It was a happy
get-together for many alumns in Trinidad, and a farewell for Lome, who has
since returned to Canada, where he has
taken up duties with the Manitoba
Department of Industry and Commerce
in Winnipeg. He is succeeded as alumni
representative in Trinidad by D. Gurney
Reid, '65.
Guests of honour at the meeting were
the Hon. Milton Gregg, V.C., LLD'51,
Canada's High Commissioner to Guyana, and Mrs. Gregg. Among UBC grads
attending the party Lome held on the
occasion were: Winston B. Charles, BSA
'60, MSA'62; H. L. Chan Chow, BSc'61;
Rudolph Cuthbert, BSc'60; Sylvia Edwards, BA'65; Lincoln Goderhan, BSA
'56; C. R. Leslie John, BA'64; Geoffrey
J. Maingot, BSc'52; C. H. Patterson,
BSc'62; Leon T. Phillips, BSc'62; and
Ken Snaggs, MSc'61.
G. D. (Trudy) Pentland, BA, has been
appointed to the department of biology
at Selkirk College, Castlegar. She has
worked with the Forestry Commission in
London, England, as well as with the
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*      G. A. Klassen,
Gerald A. Klassen, MD, is the ninth
winner of the Markle Scholarship at
McGill University, where he is an
assistant professor in the faculty of
medicine. The scholarship of $30,000,
paid to the university over a period of
five years, has been given annually since
1948 to relieve the faculty shortage in
medical schools by giving support to
young teachers and investigators early in
their careers.
James J. Anderson, BA'57, MA'61 of
New York, writes us that he was recently appointed an editor in the educational division of Oxford University
Press, Inc. of New York. In this position
his responsibility includes economics,
political science, and geography.
David L. Helliwell, BA, treasurer of
the Alumni Association, has been appointed General Manager for British
Columbia for Steel Brothers Canada Ltd.
John H. Langstaff, BCom, is the new
branch manager of IBM in Victoria. He
has been with IBM for seven years,
most recently as a data processing
account representative in Vancouver.
Thomas B. Simms, BCom, is now coordinator of planning in the Pacific
marketing division of the British American Oil Co. Ltd. It is a promotion from
supervisor, supply and distribution.
Douglas B. Craig, BASc,  a Norman
MacKenzie Scholarship winner, has been
appointed technical and scientific adviser
to   the   Jamaican   Surveys   Department,
where he will function in an advisory
capacity to technical governmental departments, as part of a program designed
to assist underdeveloped countries.
Abram G. Konrad, BA, began duties
as Dean of Academic Affairs and associate professor at Tabor College, Kansas
on July 1. He had worked as a teacher,
principal and supervisor of elementary
instruction in public schools in B.C. for
seven years.
Derek Nunney, BPE, a former Burnaby school teacher, is now chief of the
Adult Basic Education Branch in the
U.S. Office of Education in Washington,
D.C. This branch of the Office assists
states in giving adults basic literacy
J. C. Seig-
neuret, BA'58
Jean-Charles    Seigneuret,    BA,    was
honoured recently at Western Washington State College, when he was named
one of the two outstanding teachers
there. He has been a member of faculty
at WWSC since 1961, but leaves this
fall to assume duties at Washington
State College at Pullman, Washington.
Pioneering the use of TV in Duncan
Schools is teacher Jev Tothill, BSA, who
aided his students in completing a major
production in educational television. The
film has already received high praise
from educators in B.C. and it is thought
it might possibly influence school boards
throughout the province to adopt educational television programming.
Victoria's new adult education centre
to the
on its fifty years of service to the
University of British Columbia and its promotion
of higher education in this province.
B.C. Teachers' Federation
1815 West 7th Ave., Vancouver 9, B.C.
1191  Richards Street    •    Vancouver 2, B.C.
H. A. Batey,
will be headed by H. Alan Batey, BEd.
The institute will be located at the site
of the vacated campus of the University
of Victoria. Mr. Batey is an associate of
the Institute of Education, University of
London, England.
Roland J. Cobb, BSc, MA'61, who is
working towards his doctorate at Rochester University, was one of three cosmic
ray scientists at Rochester who, earlier
this spring, made an important advance
in the study of cosmic rays. After four
years of research they have found the
source of gamma rays. The rays have a
high radiation level, and although they
do not have adverse effect on the earth,
could be dangerous in space travel. The
rays have been found to originate from a
galactic arm region identified as "Cygnus
GR-1." Now the team will continue their
research to study more fully the new
source as well as trying to locate additional sources of gamma radiation.
Gene   Kinoshita,   BArch,   has   joined
•  You realize a
saving because of our
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the   diamond
centres of
the  world.
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Brentwood Shopping Centre and
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but we
split hairs trying
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50 Moffat and Moffat, as a partner in this
firm of architects, engineers and planners. He will be in charge of architectural design for the company.
J. Peter Meekison, BASc, BA'61, received his PhD in political science from
Duke University, North Carolina this
spring, as well as being awarded his
Phi Beta Kappa.
Clifton Malcolm Shaw, BA, has taken
up his new posting as officer in charge
of the new Canadian immigration office
in Birmingham, England. An officer of
the Trade and Commerce department
since 1959, he joined the immigration
service last January.
John B. Tomlinson, BCom, has been
appointed director of media and programming at McCann-Erickson of Canada, at Toronto.
Laurence A. Kitching, BA, has won a
$1,000 teaching award at Oregon State
University, where he is presently teaching. He plans to take a year's leave of
absence to study towards his doctorate
at Indiana State University.
Colin H. Smith, BEd, author of an
article on education in Nigeria in the
last issue of the Chronicle is returning
home to Vancouver after completing his
work with the Ministry of Education in
Nigeria. He has accepted a position in
the education department of Simon Fraser University.
Walter Worobey, BASc, has received
a PhD in physics from Rutgers University, New Jersey.
John K. Foster, BASc, has been ap
pointed production manager of the MacMillan Bloedel Limited Aspenite division at Hudson Bay, Sask.
Laurence S. Goulet, LLB, Burnaby
coroner for the past two years, has been
appointed deputy magistrate in Burnaby.
Ronald C. Molina, BASc, formerly in
charge of the structural engineering department of McCarter, Nairne and
Partners, has joined McKenzie, Snowball and Skalbania Ltd., as senior
Among new appointments to the staff
of the Social Planning Council of Hamilton, Ontario was Glen Stickland, BA,
MSW'66, who will fill the position of
planning associate at the Hamilton office.
John L. Adams, BSF, has received an
appointment to Selkirk College, Castlegar, as chief of the forestry technology
program there.
J. L. Adams,
David Kogawa, BSW, was recently
named alcoholism counselling supervisor
for a referral centre for alcoholics which
opened in Saskatoon last June. The
centre, modelled on a similar one in
Regina will offer medical assistance,
group counselling, and counselling services for husbands, wives and employers
of alcoholics.
Write or Phone
Vancouver 8, B.C. 228-2282
whenever you need
Paper Bach
Plan now to join the growing number of UBC Alumni
continuing their education through University Extension.
1 14 Evening Class Programs Begin September 26
Continuing Education, an Extension Department brochure
listing the complete autumn program for 1966 is now
available. Classes are scheduled for six locations: campus,
the North Shore, the Downtown Public Library, Kitsilano
Library, Richmond and Burnaby. Queries: 228-2181.
For That Very Special
Night of the Year
International menus now
available to highlight your
individual theme
Regency Caterers
974 West Broadway
Vancouver 9, B.C.
51 Scholarship Winners here
UBC alumni have been awarded a
number of important scholarships in
recent months. Among the recipients are
the following, and our heartiest congratulations go to them all.
British Columbia  Sugar  Refining Co.
Ltd. Scholarships of $500 for graduate
study went to the following:
Timothy W. Flegel, BSc'65
P. C. Mark Fung, BSA'64
Rodney A. Keller, BA'54
Thomas E. Kiovsky, MSc'65
The Canadian Industries Ltd. Fellowship of $2,000 went to Arvid H. Hardin,
Winners of Athlone fellowships for
one or two years advanced study in
Britain: James K. Brimacombe, BASc'66;
Norman A. Johnson, BASc'63; Kenneth
P. G. Polzen, BASc'66; Robert R. Ar-
nett,  BASc'64.
Walter W. McDroy, BSc'65 won the
Canadian Kodak Co. Ltd. Fellowship of
H. R. MacMillan Family Fellowships
of $3,200 each went to:
Ralor B. Addison, BSc'63
Maureen Ann Cromie, BA'58
Sandra A. Djwa, BEd'64
Graham Nicol Forst, BA'62
Michael J. Freeman, BSc,64
Philip A. Meyer, BA'62.
B.C. Telephone Co. Graduate Scholarships of $625 each:
Graham E. Dawson, BASc'63
Donald Chan, BASc'64.
Tania Mihailoff, BA, (Now Mrs. Hart-
mann) is one of the stars in a new
National Film Board production called
'The Octopus Hunt.' The twenty-minute
film was shot about a year ago in Eg-
mont, B.C., some 70 miles north-west
of Vancouver on the Sechelt Peninsula.
Tania is now a script assistant with
CBC-TV in Montreal.
Geoffrey L. Pawson, BSW, social
group work supervisor at the Saskatchewan Boys' School, has joined Ranch
Ehrlo as executive director. The Ranch
is designed as a home, and is run by a
private agency for emotionally disturbed
boys between the ages of six and twelve.
Robert E. Miller, BEd, is the new
principal of MacLean Elementary School
in Rossland, B.C. Mr. Miller began his
teaching career in 1951 and is presently
working towards his MEd. degree at
Washington State University.
Stuart Robson, BA, a Rhodes scholar,
has been appointed assistant professor
of history at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. Mr. Robson has been
studying at Oxford since his graduation
from UBC. Mrs. Robson, the former
Wendy Moir, LLB'64, who was called to
the bar in B.C. and has been practising
law in Oxford, expects to article in
Robert S. Thomson, BA, has been
named assistant professor of romance
languages at Emory University, Atlanta,
Georgia. He was a language lab instructor at UBC in 1961-62, and has been
working toward his PhD. at Yale.
A three-year stay in Singapore is in
store for a young couple from UBC.
David Gibbons, BA and Marion (nee
Gordon), BA'64, left in June for a three-
year teaching assignment in Singapore
where David will teach on the politics of
Communist China at the University of
Out of this door walk
the best dressed men
in Vancouver.
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52 Judith Ann Richardson, BA, has been
appointed travelling supervisor for the
Northwestern Ontario Regional Library
Board. She will have 17 public libraries
on her calling list.
An unusual career has been pursued
by Katherine J. (Katie) Robertson, BA,
who was production manager for the
summer festival held in Charlottetown's
Confederation centre this year. She has
been stage manager for a professional
repertory company attached to Stanford
University,  California.
D. B. Johnson,
A  $3,000 COMINCO  fellowship  will
be   used  by  Dale  B. Johnson,  BSc,   to
continue his studies in observation of
diffusion in evaporated thin films using
the electron microscope. Dale is presently employed with COMINCO at their
Trail plant.
Dennis Browne, BCom, LLB'65, is
now in Oslo, Norway, as an assistant
trade commissioner for the Department of
Trade and Commerce. He is one of ten
new trainees sent abroad as 'Salesmen
for Canada' to promote new trade for
our country.
Jorgen Dahlie, BEd, has received a
teaching assistantship at Washington
State University, where he also completed preliminary studies towards his
PhD in American Studies.
Andrew Pickard, BSc, has been
awarded a total of $14,250 in grants
from the Bank of Montreal Centennial
Scholarship plan. He is now studying
chemistry at University of Toronto.
Joanne Higgins, BSP, (now Mrs.
Ernest Moon) has been awarded a grant
of $10,000 from the National Research
Council, spread over three years to
enable her to obtain a doctorate in
A Shell Merit Fellowship for advanced
study this summer at Cornell and Stanford Universities has been won by
Carol M. Jones, BEd. The recipient of
the award is selected on a basis of outstanding merit  and  leadership  qualities.
John A. Macdonald, BA, has assumed
the position of public relations officer
for the Toronto branch of CNIB. Mr.
Macdonald himself has been blind since
C. Gregory Morley, LLB, has been
awarded the MacKenzie King Travelling
Scholarship for post-graduate studies in
London, England.
Giles Peatfield, BASc, is the winner
of the Dr. F. J. Nicholson Scholarship
for graduate work in geology. The
scholarship will enable him to continue
his post-graduate studies here at UBC.
Judy Gaudin, BHE, one of our most
active students in her years on campus,
has left Vancouver to take up an appointment as district home economist at
Morris, Manitoba.
Patricia Spence, BA, a group counsellor since 1960 at Oakalla Prison Farm,
has been promoted to Women's superintendent at the Matsqui Institution for
drug  addicts,  which  opened  last  April.
615 Burrard St.     Vancouver, B.C.
For 43 years serving the people
of the Lower Mainland
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Frank Turner, a Commerce and Arts graduate
of UBC, was the Alumni Association's
first full-time Executive Director.
Served 2 years on National Board of
LUAC; currently on Executive of
Estate Planning Council of Vancouver.
F. J. E. Turner, C.L.U., London Life, Vancouver
"Money for the future — cash and income — isn't that what any family or business
needs when disaster strikes?
"Why not take time now to plan your financial future the sure way — with help from
professional advisors? (A home is built from a plan, and so is an industrial plant.)
"So . . . whether it's a program for family security; an estate plan; or a business 'disruption' situation — why not give me a call?
"Your objectives will decide whether life insurance is needed; what plan and amount.
Specific recommendations are made only when all facts are known and after consultation with your other professional advisors."
315-1155 West Georgia  Street,  Vancouver  5,   B.C.
Telephone: 683-7271 office — 922-0400 home
53 Births
MR.   and   MRS.  ROBERT  G.  AULO,  BASc'59
MSc'63(U. of Alta.), (nee Diane Bowman, BEd'59, BA'66(U. of Alta.), a
son, leffrey David, on lune 21, 1966
in Edmonton, Alberta.
MR.   and   MRS.   EDWARD   J.   FRAZER,   BASc
'58, a son, Kevin James, on June 25,
1966 in North Vancouver.
dr. and mrs. c. Robert james, PhD'64,
a   daughter,   Heather   Gail,   May   14,
1966 in Edmonton, Alberta.
mr. and mrs. michael c. lambert, (nee
Sharon Allisen Markle, BEd'57) a son,
October 15, 1966 in Toronto.
aicken-campbell. Allen John Aicken,
BA'63, to Janice Eleanor Campbell,
April 23, 1966 in Dresden, Ontario.
assoon-maccormack. Felix A. Assoon,
BA'65, to Judy Lyn MacCormac, May
1966  in Vancouver.
chataway-jones. Richard David Chat-
away, to Carolyn Ruth Jones, BA'64,
August 13, 1966 in Vancouver.
dymond-richardson. William Blair Dy-
mond, to Margaret Adair Richardson,
BA'62, March 12, 1966 in Vancouver.
eger-leach. Albert F. Eger, BSF'64, to
Frances Helen Leach, BPE'66, May
21, 1966 in Dixie, Ontario.
farr-dunfield. Murray Farr, to Pamela
Dunfield, BA'66, May 17, 1966 in
gerrath-drewry. Joseph F. Gerrath,
BSc'63, to Jean Mary Drewry, August
13, 1966, in Vancouver.
haynes-banfield. Dr. Robert Hall
Haynes, to Charlotte Jane Banfield,
BA'54, LLB'54, MA'59, June 2, 1966
in San Francisco, California.
hemsworth-hunter. Barry Hemsworth,
LLB'65, to Diane Hunter, BSN'66,
July 30, 1966, in Vancouver.
littlehales-cleveland. John Maurice
Littlehales, BA'65, to Catherine Cleveland, June 11, 1966 in Calgary.
mcavity-cibson. Malcolm McAvity, BA
'65, to Patricia Gibson, May 1966, in
mcginnis-gregory. Brigadier John A.
McGinnis, to Carol Elizabeth Gregory,
BA'58, March 25, 1966 in Toronto.
mceachern-roberts. Murray Ward McEachern, BEd'65, to Alice Shelagh
Roberts, BEd'65, April 1966, in Windsor, Ontario.
macpherson-pritchard. Douglas Ian
MacPherson, BA'66, to Rowena Pritchard, BA'64, July 2, 1966, in North
ragona-gorman. Michael P. Ragona, BA
'64, to Linda Isabell Gorman, LLB'66,
July 1966, in Calgary.
wolfenden-rice.    Stephen    Wolfenden,
BSc'66,  to  Fay  Marie   Rice,  July  9,
1966, in North Vancouver.
John Melville, BSc, a member of the
first   graduating   class   in   chemical   engineering, June 28,  1966 in Calgary. He
is survived by a son, John.
Edward F. Chapman, BA, a professor
of English at the University of Utah
since 1929, on June 17, 1966 in Salt
Lake City. On his retirement a few
months ago the University of Utah set
up an 'Edward Chapman Award Fund.'
He is survived by his wife and a
John Harry Williams, BA, MA'30,
DSc'58, PhD(Calif.), former director of
the research division of the Atomic
Energy Commission of the United
States, on April 18, 1966 in Minneapolis,
Minn. Dr. Williams was appointed to
the Atomic Energy Commission by
President Eisenhower in 1943, and was
one of a group of scientists to develop
the first atomic bomb in Los Alamos,
New Mexico. He was a professor of
physics at the University of Minnesota,
where he directed the design, development and construction of an accelerator
which is still the world's highest energy
device in one category of atom-smashers.
He is survived by his wife, one son and
two daughters.
L. John Prior, BA, a past president of
the B.C. Teachers' Federation and the
Canadian Teachers' Federation, on July
21, 1966 in Vancouver. In 1964 he received the Fergusson Memorial Award,
given to the most distinguished educator
of the year in B.C. He represented
Canadian educators at a world conference of teachers at Oxford, England
in  1953, and at Oslo, Norway in  1954.
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Well Housed?
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are not?
For over 50  Years Central
City    Mission    has    served
Vancouver's Skid Row.
Please consider the Mission when
advising on bequests, making charitable  donations, discarding a suit
or a pair of shoes.
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He is survived by his wife, one son, and
two daughters.
Oliver Lacey, BA, on March 31, 1966
in Vancouver. He is survived by his
wife, Annie.
William H. Strange, BASc,  chief engineer at Ellett Copper and Brass Co.
Ltd., in Vancouver on April 5, 1966.
Laurie Marie Kerns (nee Bartman),
BEd, daughter of Magistrate N. James
Bartman, suddenly on June 16, 1966 in
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Largest fabric store on Canada's West
Coast—direct imports of fashion fabrics from around the world and a
complete home furnishings department. Custom made drapes, bedspreads, slipcovers and re-upholstery.
Your Fashion Fabric Centre
2690 Granville St., Cor.   1 1th Ave.
(one store only)
Free  Parking Phone  736-4565
Discount curds for Fashion Fabrics
available to U.B.C. students
"Vancouver's   Leading
Business College"
Secretarial Training,
Accounting, Dictaphone
Typewriting, Comptometer
Individual Instruction
Broadway and Granville
Telephone: 738-7848
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