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 VOL 6 No.   8
and now a word from your editor; -
The summer scene is almost through
the sunlit days, the skies of blue
The hazy hours when what's to do,
A sail, a trail, a rendezvous
in distant lands, or garden view
out back with neither bra nor shoe.
The glorious days so few so few,
Sad sighs will not the hours renew
So bid them gone a iast adieu
The hectic times are now in view
and must admit, a thought persue,
I do enjoy the reV2nue (pay that is)
and a happy vacation to Cataloguing tool!
Pat LaVac.
A Hearty Welcome To:
Donna Hockin
Sheila Jamieson
Kathleen Weyer
Cherry Carter
Linda Sheffield
Beverly Harcus
Judy Schmuland
Wynne Anderson
Pamela Matheson
Sylvie Ruzicka
Karen Peplow
Marg Colclough
Harlan Dorfman
Diane Douglas
Linda Hoffman
Edythe Brown
Jean Jones
Beverry Richmyre
Katherine Walters
Anna-Maria Lupa
Grace Edie
Thomas Geise
Rowena Chan
Janet Bushel 1
Sr. K.P.O.
L.A. Ill
L.A. Ml
L.A. I
Clerk I I
Clerk I
Secretary I
Stack Attendant
Ci rculation
Ci rculation
Acquisi tions
Ci rculation
Ci rculation
Curric. Lab.
Ci rculation
Woodwa rd
Ci rculation
Reading Rooms
Ci rculation
Se rials
Curric. Lab.
Congratulations to You on Your Promotions:
Elizabeth LeClerc L.A.
Mildred Jang L.A.
Robert Gander L.A.
Michael Gale L.A.
Maureen Devine L.A.
Popy Koveos L.A.
Robert Koontz L.A.
Pat Meagher L.A.
Ruth Evanchyshin L.A.
Dean Olson L.A.
Martha Tully L.A.
Deirdre Phillips L.A.
Circulation to L.A. II Circ.
Serials to L.A. II Ser.
Catalogue to L.A. II Cat.
Catalogue to L.A. II Cat.
Fine Arts to L.A. Ill FAD
Catalogue to L.A. II Cat.
Catalogue to L.A. IV Cat.
Soc. Work to L.A. IV S.W.
Catalogue to L.A. II Cat.
Woodward to L.A. Ill Cat.
Catalogue to L.A. Ill Cat.
Catalogue to L.A. II Cat. We Regretfully Wish Farewell To:
Timothy Porter
Suzanne Boughey
Linda Laktin
Anne Drisdell
Elizabeth Fussel1
Ann Mathiessen
Christine Mitchel1
Carole Wisdom
II 1
Beverley Roper
Eve Porter
II 1
Rosemary McAndless
II 1
Heather Fearn
Betty van Wi jk
1 1
Marion Price
Derica de Beauchamp-Roberts
Mary Harwood
Julie Abel 1
Wayne Taylor
Lynne Millar
Diane Anderson
Marie Fukuyama
Diane Ellert
David Wisdom
Barbara Walden
Librari an
Jum Yee
Stack Attendant
Ralph Stanton
Margaret Bellavance
Imbi Harding
Librari an
Helene White
1 1 1
Pat Blacklock
Secretary 1 1 1
1 rene Strong
Elaine Sharpe
Anne Davis
1 1
C i rcu1 at i on
Soc. Sc.
Ci rculation
Fine Arts
Spec. Col 1.
Ci rculation
Curric. Lab.
Woodwa rd
Acqui sitions
Ci rculation
Ci rculation
Gov. Pubs.
A Hearty Welcome To New Librarians:
Mr. El do Neufeld
Miss Margaret Friesen
Miss C. Litz
Mrs. S. Criddle
Catalogue Librarian
I .L.L. Librarian
Reference Librarian
Inst, of A.R.E.L.
Sedgewi ck Miss H. Meloche Reference Librarian Sedgewick
Mrs. J. Stevens Reference Librarian Sedgewick
Mrs. L. Daniel Is Reference Librarian        Spec. Coll
Mr. J. Mcintosh Head Math Lib.
Mrs. J. Davidson Reference Librarian B.M.B.
Mrs. J. Combs Reference Librarian Spec. Coll
Miss Brenda Sutton History of Medicine Libn.    Woodward
Congratulations on Promotions to L.A. V:
Mrs. E. Wilson Catalogue Division
Mrs. L. Gordon Catalogue Division
Mrs. J. Lenko Sedgewick Library
Staff News
Miss Jill Wade has been appointed Reference and
Information Librarian of the Architecture Library4
Jill comes to our library highly qualified having
received her Bachelor's degree at the University
of Winnipeg, her degree in Library Science at UBC,
Her thesis topic couldn't have been more appropriate:  Architecture of the Red River Settlement.
August 14th issue of
the University of Manitoba
libraries news notes. PAGE 4U TURNS OUT TO BE PAGE 5
The Big Sister movement is made up of a volunteer group of women who
are actively interested in providing a personal relationship to girls
of all races and religions, and who are aware of the importance of
a continuing consistent contact.
After filing an application the prospective Big Sister is interviewed
by a social worker, and it is from this appraisal that the Big Sister's
potential is determined.  Her interests and hobbies, the age of Little
Sister best suited to her, and, if necessary, religious beliefs are all
taken into consideration when allotting a Big Sister to a Little Sister.
The original referrals are made through social agencies.  The girls'
social workers consider that the girls they refer need and can benefit
from this type of personal relationship with a woman who can be a real
friend to them.  For some girls there is a preventative focus to this
relationship, while others are already in difficulties.  The referring
social worker is available for help to the Big Sister in her understanding of her Little Sister's specific needs.
To achieve this aim the sisters meet each week, spending three or
four hours together.  How this time is spent depends upon the girl's
needs, wishes, and available spare time...with the stress on quality,
not quantity of hours spent together.  Perhaps it is visiting the Big
Sister in her home where the Little Sister is made to feel like a
member of the family; or a shopping expedition, an evening of skating
or walking, etc., but however the time is used, the Big Sister is
offering companionship, and is trying to help her Little Sister experience a fuller and more complete life.
Minimum age   -   Big Sister     21
Maximum age   -    "    "       40
Minimum age   -   Little Sister   8
Maximum age   -    "    "       18
Present membership is 74.
Present number of Little Sisters is 57 with several
waiting for referral to a Big Sister.
Groups also in Prince George, New Westminster and Nanaimo.
cont'd... My own Little Sister is 12 years old and since our first meeting
9 months ago I've found it works both ways...not only are you helping
a young person towards a fuller understanding of their place in life
and a more stable future but the mutual enjoyment and satisfaction
received from such a relationship is heart-warming.
Anyone interested in inquiring further about the organization may call
the Y.W.C.A. on Burrard and ask to speak with the social worker,
Mrs. Shirley Vida. Meetings are also held every 4th Tuesday of the
month at the Y.W. and anyone is welcome to come and sit-in.
Pat McArthur
Basil accepting, from W.D.H. Gardner, trustee of Woodward
Foundation, a 1st ed. of William Harvey's De motu cordis, dated
1628.  This is one of possibly fifty copies now in existence of the
book in which Harvey first described his theory of the circulation of
the blood. 7
Coming from Toronto by bus, you are in the centre of Hamilton
before you realize it.  Where did the 300,000 people go? Hamilton is
at the west end of Lake Ontario, nestling between the lake and the
Niagara escarpment, about 43 miles south-west of Toronto, a safe enough
distance by most reckonings.  It is an industrial town, a comfortable
and satisfied town, worlds away from the button-down collar and martini
circuit of Hornby Street.
Hamilton is a pleasant enough place.  It has a pile of levelled
rubble in the centre of the town called a civic project and a hole
in the ground called the Football Hall of Fame.  But it also has some
fine old houses and public buildings that would be the pride of any
city.  It has the most dimly lit taverns in the world.  But it also
has two good bookshops for browsing (making it two more than Vancouver)
and a good morning newspaper which deservedly sells far more copies
than the Vancouver Province.  It has one of those remarkably odd
buildings which Carnegie blessed on the world for a Public Library.
It has McMaster University with its fabulous manuscript collection.  Its
"street people" are the old fashioned "larrikin" variety.  I would not
have thought it possible a few years ago that I would be grateful for
the sight of them.  Hamilton has, according to the brochure, 40 (count
them) scenic attractions.  You may not want to live there but it is a
fine place for walking on a warm summer evening.
Anyway, a town that willingly plays host to 1,000 librarians can't
be all that bad.  For seven days librarians swarmed through the Holiday
Inn and the Sheraton Hotel, clutching their plastic carrying bags
containing programmes, annual reports, tickets, and maps, cornering
old friends, drinking all the free booze that the publishers could
provide, attending annual general meetings, general meetings, business
meetings and just plain meetings. And in the evening the search for
another publisher and another party.
Theme day had the title "Into the seventies - The challenge
of change" which could perhaps be subtitled "Some things we didn't
manage to get right in the ^O's (or the '50's)" The same night was
the Province of Ontario banquet for the CLA Silver Anniversary (only
that old? where were Canadian librarians in the preceding 50 years?) 8
with the founding members as guests of honour.  We were given ashtrays
with the letters 25 on them as souvenirs, and delighted at closed
circuit television that didn't work, strutting pipers and a flaming
b i rthday cake.
The meat of the conference was the two-day CACUL workshop that
began it.  The one I attended was "Is the department head dead?" We,
with the excellent guidance of Dr. Laurent Denis of Universite de
Montreal, decided that probably it is (Please note:  It, not he.  He
is alive and well and living in Moscow). A group of 30 people with a
good leader can do things not dreamt of in a theme day oration.
It was extremely early in the morning when I left Hamilton.  As
we joined the freeway, Hamilton quickly dropped from view and then
from mind as the endless line of cars headed for Toronto the Good.
John McKinlay
Dear Reader:
King Midas, touching anything, turned it to
gold. If I had that happy faculty, you would never
receive this reminder to pay the enclosed bill.
But —
I'm sure you'll agree it needs your touch.
Alice Paige    &
AP/pc Sundry Department ST. WIBBY reports:
Studies where a little while
back they received an inquiry
from D. Chih-Mai Chen, present
Chinese ambassador to the Vati'
can, previously ambassador to
Japan.  Dr. Chen is editing a
collection of his great grand
father's works for publication,
his great grandfather being the
very eminent Chinese scholar of
the late Ching dynasty, Dr. Li
Chen. 1810-1882.  The Library
originally acquired Dr. Li Chen's
works as part of the P'u-Pan
collection.  The work consists of
16 stitched manuscripts, hand
written in ink.
These of course are much too
valuable to be shipped anywhere
so a xeroxed copy was made available to Dr. Chih-Mai Chen and
this xeroxed copy of the original
manuscript will be the one eventually published, with undoubtedly,
a suitable acknowledgement to UBC.
We also understand that Mr. Wen-
Yu Yen, former librarian of the
University of Peking, passed
through our halls recently. This
gentle man, who was instrumental
in our acquiring the P'u-Pan collection in the first place, now sets
a~value of $1,000,000 on the
col lection.
IT IS IN your Library and worth
a visit.  Some rainy lunch hour go
see it!!
EVERY SUCCESS to Claudia Kaye who
is off to Zurich for a year to
further her musical studies.
Claudia received a Canada Council
WE UNDERSTAND that all the staff
of the Map Division worked very
hard to make a memorable occasion
of the Association of Canadian
Map Libraries Conference which
was held in Vancouver this year.
MATH LIBRARY tells us that the
knocking out of a wall has given
them considerable new space and
that the famou  red carpet has
been expanded into the new area.
Well, it's red anyway.
WE HEAR that Systems are very
happy to welcome Donna Hock in to
the fold.  Donna has experience
in this field both in England and
Australia. 10
CIRCULATION is sad to say
goodbye to Hilda uit den Bosch
who is returning home to
Holland via Montreal.  For all
those Avon customers you will
be happy to know that Nadine
Davidson of Circ. has taken
over Hilda's business.
FAMILIAR face over at MacMillan
Library, Helen Derewenko, whose
interesting articles describing
her life as a student in the
U.S.S.R. you have read in the
Biblos, is working as a student
assistant and helping Mab
Bel ford transfer Gov. Pubs, to
the 'forestry/agriculture'
col lection.
AND IT'S farewell and good luck
to Diane Ellert of Curric. Lab.
who has left the books to pursue
a singing career.  Diane will be
travelling around the country
making personal appearances in
night clubs.  Oh well! we can
always say "we knew her when..."
WORD from Social Science is
that Marilyn Dutton's Bibliography on Economics is in the
process of being published.
AND TALKING about publications
rumour has it that ENGLISH AND
guide, by Inglis F. Bell and
Jennifer L. Gallup, is just
about ready for release.
NO THEY really haven't disappeared from the scene, just
changed a name.  Forestry/
Agriculture is now the MACMILLAN LIBRARY.
Social Work has become the
Fisheries will be known henceforth as the ANIMAL RESOURCES
sing a lament for the 'good old
days' when a name, was a name
not a game,-guessing that is.
WHICH REMINDS us Circulation is
quite put out that the Social
Work, whoops.. .Marjorie Smith
Library has changed its exterior
to white.  It used to be so easy
to direct people to the 'pink
building' down the road.
INCIDENTALLY, the orientation
tours being carried out by Circ.
for small groups of their staff
seems 1 ike a good idea.  The
groups are visiting the branch
libraries on Thursdays, so don't
be surprised if you see them
coming...they are really quite
harmless and most interested in
finding out how the other half
1 ive.
AND WHILE on the subject of Circ.
congratulations to Tannis Mulcahy
and Marion Price who have worked
so hard and imaginatively on
those display cases in the Main
INFOR £- ORIENT, all set to man
their own fleet.  Luther Chew
and the de Bruijns having recently acquired sail boats.
MANY FAMILIAR faces will be seen
on the top floor as Library
School commences come September.
Those erstwhile members of the
Library who will be checking in 11
are:   Anne Diano,   formerly Cat.,
Elizabeth  Fussell,   Social   Sc.,
Kenneth Gausman,   Woodward Lib.,
Marion  Price,   Circ.,   Wayne
Taylor Cat.,   Helene  White Cat.
Good luck to one and all'.
WE ARE also   informed  from up  there
that Mr.   Ron  Hagler has   returned.
He has been  on a 6 month's  tour
of Europe - partly a busman's  tour
it would appear as he has  been
visiting Libraries,   Schools,   etc.
And new Director,  Mr.   Roy  Stokes,
arrives Saturday August   16th.
A son,   Ian,  weight 7   lbs.  3  oz.
born July 31st  to Trixie Korver,
ex of Social   Sciences.
It's  a boy  too,   Rhys Alexander,
for Gail   and  Bill   McKechnie.     Gail
was   in  Serial's cataloguing and
Bill is in Law School.
Also, Shirley I lie of Acquitions
welcomed a baby girl  ? Monday,
August 3rd, who weighted in at
8 lbs. 2 oz.
And  co-workers   in  Fine Arts  are
happy to announce that Linda
Kincade of that department gave
birth to a girl to be named Nairne
The noise is not over, over there.
Construction has already started
on the Instructional Resources
Centre.  Present Main entrance of
that library is to be closed and
eventually walled in. New entrance
will be on Basement Floor level on
the North side of the building.
Future entry, (how far in the
future nobody knows) will be
through the Instructional Resources Centre.
Thought for the future.  Hope
there will be another party.
Woodward Lib. has such nice preopen ing parties. Which reminds
us that many friends of Dr. Hilde-
garde Spaulding gathered to bid
her farewell at a party held in
her honour at the Woodward Library.
Hildegarde, who was one of the
original occupiers of that building,
will be accompanying her husband,
Dr. Gordon Spaulding on an extended trip to Britain where he will
be engaged on a research program.
She wi11 be mi ssed!!
Display case houses books on
Midwifery in the 18th Century and
as of this writing Betty Van Assum
is preparing a display titled
"Vincent Van Gogh and his flowers".
Of interest may be that Betty
worked for many years in Amsterdam
with the nephew of Vincent Van
Gogh, who was the son of brother
Theo Van Gogh, a painter in his
own right.
TRIPLE WINNER for the month,
Lynda Putnam, of Serials/Cat.
who holidayed in Tahiti, got her
promotion to an LA IV and
announced her engagement. Lynda's
house must have been in the right
orbit or something.
CATALOGUING seems to have been
harbouring the little fellow with
the bow this month. Maureen
Sutherland was married July 4th 12
and is now irs. G. Sturgess.
Sally Dorward was married July
25th and is now Mrs. T. Hubbard.
Happiness to both couples and
Evelyn Roth, who many of us will
remember with nostalgia, is now
making it big on the Fashion/Art
scene in Vancouver.
September are Georgie Macrae of
Law and Dorothy Shields of Bibliography.
England seems to be a popular port
of call.  In the next few weeks
you are liable to bump into: Linda
Kwong, Gifts 6- Exchange.  Chuck
Forbes, Sedge., Joan Sandilands
Hums., Dorcthy Martin, Gov. Pubs.,
Janet Lenkc, Sedge., and Bonnie
McDonald, also of Sedge., (who
has just returned from travelling
to England via Scandinavia and
Greece).  Cther travellers to far
places include Hawaii-bound Pat
Lang, Systems; Pat O'Rourke, Circ.,
and Merideth Laird also of Circ,
Jennifer Gallup of Hums., is off
to Germany and Carol Litz of
Animal Resources Ecology to Japan
and Expo.  (Must be some way to
shorten that name).
I hope some of these wanderers
report on their travels.  First
hand glimpses of other lands
always seen to be much more entertaining and informative than a dry
tourist guide.
And, of course, for the "stay at
home" and the "have been already"
people there was always that Beer
Bash on Thursday, August 20th at
Cecil Green.  As we poured out of
the door we all agreed such an end
to the Summer was a great idea.
Thanks Baz.
ANYONE want to go to Las Vegas for
a Thanksgiving fling?  Depart Vancouver Friday evening October 9,
and return Monday the 12th.  All
inclusive $159-90.  Price includes
PWA Boeing 737 Jet return, 3 nights
at the Stardust Hotel, transfers
to and from hotel, late show at the
Lido, drinks and show in the Stardust lounge, 2 meals in the Palm
Room, late show at Minsky's or
many alternatives.  FOR further
details phone Pat LaVac in Law.
G00DLUCK to Ann Matthiessen, Cat.,
who is off to Toronto to continue
her operatic studies.
LOUISE HAMILTON won 1st prize in
Women's Section of Scavenger Hunt,
organized by Vanquatics Diving
Club.  Prize was flash light and
NOTE FROM Doreen Li 1 ley...
"Thank you so much for my own
special volume.  It is something I
shall always treasure as a warm reminder of the many wonderful and
thoughtful people, friends, in "the
L i b ra ry" .
UNTIL NEXT MONTH, luv to you all
and don't be too hard on the
D.D.s. 13
Nine hundred and fifty delegates gathered at' Hamilton, Ontario, in June '70 to attend the annuaU meetings
of the Canadian Library Association and affiliated
Associations, and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of
the founding of CLA.
As a non-professional I attended the Conference, in
particular to meet with publishers and subscription a-
gents relating to the business of the Serials Division.
There was a good display of books and periodicals and it
was profitable to talk with the various representatives,
getting their views on order problems and working out
solutions.  Through the courtesy of Eleanor Mercer, I
met with one of our principal agents, Mr. Richard
Blackwell, and although the meeting took place in the
'Blackwell hospitality suite1, we did have a discussion
about business!  While in the East I visited the offices
of the Dawson Subscription Agency in Toronto.
The Conference always makes a great effort to
welcome those who are attending the CLA Conference for
the first time.  This year the plan was that all first-
timers meet at special breakfasts held on Monday and
Thursday mornings.  Golden identification ribbons were
supplied.  The breakfasts were hosted by council members
of CLA and affiliated associations and all 'first-timers'
were made to feel at ease by Melva Dwyer.  Melva escorted me to all functions during my five-day attendance at
the Conference.
There were many meetings to attend, some dull,
others very interesting.  One meeting in particular
"Theme Day - General Meeting" afforded the greatest
interest.  "into the Seventies - The Challenge of
Change" was the theme.  I do not have the space (or the
notes) to relate the talks, but the following are  the
subjects chosen by the various speakers:  "The
Revolutionary Seventies:  Are We Ready?", by Mr. Michael
Kami (president of Corporate Planning Associates); "The
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Prime Mover;  The Role of the National Library", by Dr. Guy Sylvestre
(National Librarian, Ottawa); "Expectations and Challenges:  an Engineer Looks at Retrieval" by Dr. Donald R. Woods (Department of Chemical
Engineering, McMaster University); "Twenty-Seven Million People:  Four
Million Square Miles;  Where Shall We Live in 1980?" by Dr. Andrew F.
Burghardt (Professor of Geography, McMaster University); "Library
Systems in the Future" by Mr. C. Donald Cook (Research and Planning
Officer, Ontario); "Roses Among the Hardware; or, Gutenberg is Alive
and Well" by Mr. Douglas Lochhead (Librarian and Senior Fellow of
Massey College, Toronto); "The Summation; of, Through a Glass Darkly"
by Mr. Louis Vagianos (Director of Communications, Dalhousie University).  An enjoyable day!
Both the Hamilton Public Library and the McMaster University
Library held 'open house' for C.L.A. delegates.  I toured both,
finding McMaster's Serials Division very small in comparison to ours.
However, periodical-receipt problems are alike for both libraries.
At the present time they use the Kardex system of check-in, but look
forward to the ultimate — the automated check-in system.
It is not all business at a C.L.A. Convention, there are social
aspects also.  Many tours were organized, including those to Niagara
Falls, Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Guelph University, Steel
Company of Canada, and the Sheridan Park Industrial Complex.  But,
however interested, one cannot take in all the tours offered.  There
was a luncheon given by the City of Hamilton, a dinner by the
Government of the Province of Ontario, a reception (cocktails) by
the Book Publishers' Association of Canada.
The dinner tendered by the Government of the Province of Ontario
to the Canadian Library Association was on the occasion of the silver
anniversary conference of C.L.A.  It was twenty-five years ago that
the founding members met in Hamilton, Ontario, to form C.L.A.  Some
founding members were present at the dinner, and the names of all
founding members were read from the platform.  I felt proud to hear
the name of our Mr. Robert M. Hamilton among the honoured.
Mr. Gurdial S. Pannu, School of Library Science, University of
Alberta, was presented the Howard V. Phalin Award at the dinner.. The
five thousand dollar fellowship for doctoral studies in library science
was instituted in 1968 to honour Dr. Phalin upon his retirement as
president of Field Enterprises Educational Corporation, in Chicago, 15
whose Canadian subsidiary is World Book-ChiIdcraft of Canada.
Attending the Conference was interesting to me; I could sense
the pride that librarians have in their Association, the loyalty to
their profession.  My only regret is that I shall ever be 'Beyond
the Pale' of the Profession!
I wish to express my gratitude to those persons who made it
possible for me to attend and on behalf of the non-professional staff,
thank you.
Ann Gardner
Serials Division
View from within No.
Vacations over and life
is back to normal again! 16
At the C.L.A. Conference in Hamilton, the delegates heard from
Professor Burkhardt of McMaster University, the following projections and predictions regarding the population of Canada in
There will be between 24 and 27 million people in Canada.
36% will be in Ontario; 29% in Quebec; 16% in the Prairies;
10% in British Columbia; and 9% in the Atlantic provinces.
There will be a continuing concentration of Canadians in
the centre of the country; Ontario and Quebec together
account for 65% of the population.
The tendency of people to cluster in cities will continue;
over 60% of Canada's population will live in centres of
over 100,000.  Over 71% of the population of Ontario will
be in cities.  Thus the large cities will remain the large
markets and centres of finance that they are already.  At
the same time, towns will not grow very much in size, and
the rural population will decline.
No remarkable growth is predicted for the North, unless
vigorous government action accentuates development.  Even
if this takes place, population in the North will be
nucleated, not dispersed.
The birth-rate will drop far below the levels set in the
1950's.  The population bulge resulting from high postwar birthrates will be in the age group 30-45. As a result
of higher levels of education, these people will be more
thought-, issue- and culture- oriented.  They will seek out
the amenities of cities; the population of the countryside
will be an aging one. About 8% of the population will be
senior citizens.
By 1980, 40% of the population will live in Vancouver,
Toronto-Hamilton-Kitchener, and Montreal. And 20% will
be in Toronto-Hamilton-Kitchener alone.
In other words, more of the same, only bigger. 17
Basle by Botel
Anyone for a Botel? What's a Botel?  Its a floating structure
where one can eat, sleep, rest, swim and exercise in luxury, and can
gaze at the view whilst the scenery glides by!  In short, its a ship
combining the facilities of a boat, a car and a hotel.  There are four
of these magnificently equipped vessels belonging to the Koln-Dusseldorfer
Rheindampfachffart which sails the comparative length of the Rhine
commencing the journey at Rotterdam and ending at Basle in Switzerland.
As we left Rotterdam we sailed along the Waal River past Nijmegen
and Arnhem, (names familiar to Canadians who are old enough to remember the last war) between the banks of the green, flat countryside
dotted with windmills, tall Dutch houses and Flemish-looking churches
with lofty granite towers.
At Emmerich the Waal joins the Rhine and we entered Germany.
Gradually the country takes on a new look becoming more industrialized
as belching chimneys testify to the prosperity of the Ruhr.  For its
size I have never seen such heavy traffic on a river as on the Rhine
with its barges and small tankers puffing up and down.
Dusseldorf, completely flattened by bombs during the war, has
risen like the Phoenix from the ashes, and is now a fabulous modern
city wi th wide bou ievards and shi ni ng whi te buiIdings.
Each evening the ship ties up as well as at intervals during the
day when excursions may be made to places of interest.  One of these
trips was by funicula up the Drakenfelds Mountains, the ship having
tied up at Konigswinter, a one-time Imperial watering-place. Another
side-trip was to Cologne cathedral - sombre and heavy inside but
impressive with its beautifully designed spires.  After this trip
we all smelt heavenly from our purchases of No. 4711!
Koblenz is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the
Moselle Rivers.  The Moselle flows through the vineyards of the Mosselle
Valley and does so much to produce the lovely white wine.
Soon the Rhine becomes winding and narrow.  The banks appear to
be almost vertical.  The Loreli comes into view and one remembers the
legend of the Maidens who lured mariners to destruction.  The scenery
changes constantly now, like the pages of a colourful picture book 18
between old castles and steeply rising vineyards causing one to
wonder however the vines can possibly be cultivated.
From Worms, where is found the church to whose door Martin Luther
nailed his Manifesto, one can take a side-trip to Heidelberg, a very
old city famous for its University and its beer!  Continuing up the
Necker Valley perched high up overlooking the river is the site of a
Roman encampment, complete with look-out tower still in good preservation.  In the meantime the ship has sailed on to Mannheim and tied up
in time to meet the busses which decant the passengers for dinner.
The river now flows onward through the Black Forest to Strasburg,
the beautiful Alsatian city with its picturesque half-timbered houses
and world renowned cathedral.
Finally Basle comes into sight after the most wonderfully relaxing
five days holiday one could ever wish for.
Myself, I'm all for a Botel! w
Ignorance Is Bliss
Ignorance is bliss, as someone once remarked, and it could serve
as a very "they will find out" comment about the paragraphs below
which we have re-printed in part from "Automated Circulation As I See
It" Factotum (Douglas Library, Queen's University) July-August 1970.
We asked our Circulation department to comment on the subject.  The
commentators wish to remain anonymous I wonder why?
'Enforcing this new system will necessitate the issuing of plastic
library cards for all borrowers.  This will further simplify operations.
But, perhaps, the most valuable asset of this computerized system is
that our department staff will be able to engage in and concentrate
on a more friendly contact with the patrons.  There will no longer be
the frustrations experienced now when a bewildered student comes to
the desk inquiring about a book he cannot find in the stacks, only
to be further disheartened on learning that we have no record of the
book being checked out.  In such a case, the best we can do now is
issue a search card and put a tracer on the missing book.
But, under computerization, things will be different.  Accurate
data will provide the patron with required information and will also
ensure a better effort in prompt return of the book.  Each patron will
receive the personal attention he deserves because we will then have
the time to do so.  Thus, valuable gains shall be made in the interest
of good public relations".
1) Simplified Operations!
Not for the staff who undertake the task of preparing
22,000 student cards, with photograph, during registration
week as well as cards for Faculty, staff, carrel Is and other
extra sessions.  It does of course simplify the actual borrowing procedure, providing the card is not lost, contains
an error or gets bent, mutilated or stapled.
2) Friendly staff can always blame the computer when
something goes wrong - a distinct advantage.
3) Frustration heck!  With the new system the records will in- 20
deed be accurate - for the previous day - which means that
there are still books which can't be accounted for.  Under
computerization the procedure of course is to "issue a
search card" - really quite simple.
4) Under computerization things are certainly different!
There are vast new possibilities for - errors in programs,
glue and dust in the machinery, machine malfunctions, and
of course when everything breaks down you can always go
manual for the term of the break down which opens up all
kinds of interesting possibilities when the machine comes
back to 1i fe.
5) We hate to be cold water thrower oners but	
6) Oh that personal attention, a lovely dream but some
how, nobody has quite figured out how yet, the computer
seems to increase the work, what with preparing borrowers
cards, bookcards, searching, mailing notices, and oh those
glorious months of change over.... did I say months!
7) We wish them well... Really we do... but why don't
they set a precedent and stay old fashioned?
Very Anonymous
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It's lunchtime, and everywhere else on the Campus things a
stop while people eat, enjoy the sun, shop, browse and generally do
anything that's different from the routine for which they get paid.
Everywhere else but at Crane.  From my vantage point at the desk I
hear a low cacophony of voices and, on closer scrutiny, one may
distinguish snatches of Dickens, Chaucer, James Joyce or any other
author likely to be found on the reading lists of English 100 and 200.
One is reminded of the closing scene of 'Fahrenheit 451' in which all
the people became books, reciting them in the woods, to preserve them.
The scene at Crane is the reading onto tape of the entire Reading List
for first and second year English, and a large group of the volunteer
readers in the 3 recording studios, are members of the Library staff
who give up one lunch time per week or spend an hour after work.
It began as an experiment to determine whether any of the required
texts could be recorded for the blind students so that they may have
them in the fall.  Previously they often had to wait until after
Christmas to have their text books. A new method had to be devised
which would speed the process of tape recording a book.  The old one,
used by the CNIB and many other agencies, was to assign a book to one
particular reader who would then read two hours per week.  The process
took months.  The obvious alternative was to assign large numbers of
readers to one book. So we set out in search of volunteers. And to
our great amazement, that's where the Library Personnel came in.
In the beginning, there was Claire Reynolds (Gov. Pubs.) who is a tireless reader and a very pursuasive organizer.  She soon brought Dorothy
Martins and Marilyn Fox.  When their boss, Susanne Dodson wondered
aloud where her staff was disappearing to at noon, she ended up 'drafted'
as well.  She in turn brought Maureen Wilson (Map Div.) and Francis
Woodward (Spec. Coll.).  Pretty soon a sizeable number of people were
involved, including Josephine Cuff (Cat.), Barb Walden, Anne Mathews
(Cat.), Martina Cipolli (Systems), Richard Prince (Acq.), Gwen Gregor
and Nora Williams (Map Div.), and Yvonne Forsythe (Cat.).  (Forgive us
if we have left your name out).  Surely this must be a 'first' of which
we can be justly proud:  to have the Library staff involved in the
'production' of books. The analogy to 'Fahrenheit 451' is not all
that far-fetched when one considers that for the blind students, these
books would otherwise be inaccessible. 22
The end-result is that what began as an experiment, seems to be headed
for an unqualified success. Some 65 books were completed. Not only
is the English Reading List all but done, but we are beginning the
reading for senior courses in English and other subjects.  Having these
books available now or in the near future will give the blind students
a decided advantage over previous years.  All the titles produced
this summer become part of the Permanent Collections, and other
university libraries across the country have expressed interest in
sharing this material through I.L.L.
To all those members of the Library staff who were involved in this
first reading project and to all who are now doing the cataloguing
and classifying of the materials, we say a real big thank you.  (To
anyone else who can join in, we issue an open invitation.  Reading
will continue into the academic year until we find sufficient numbers
of students.)  The blind students who will be using the books you
helped to prepare think that you're the greatest!
Paul Thiele
Crane Library
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Hildegarde Spaulding arriving at the party
held in her honour at the Woodward Library 23
By James B. Rhoads
National Archives
Two hundred and fifty years ago an Italian priest and librarian,
Gaetano Volpi, addressed some sage advice to the librarians of his
day.  Father Volpi was concerned, as are we, with the protection of
manuscripts and books, and he wrote:
Don't let dogs in [to your library] for they are apt to lift a leg in
odd corners.  Or cats, who love to sharpen their claws on parchment
bindings, rejoicing in the grating noise, even though they do fight
off mice.  Nor children for they oft do scirbble on books or tear out
i1 lustrations...Indeed our century is rich in insolent young...Nor
must you follow the example of Magliabechi, the famous librarian of
Florence, who read during meals and was known to drop a kipper amid
the pages to mark his place.
Careful when reading by candlelight, for wax is hard to remove from
the printed page, and doubly careful be when handling a rare book that
your nose be dry, for drippings will surely leave tobacco stains.
If your library is in a country house, do not use the room to dry corn
or grapes for these will entice mice and wasps.  Nor use your library
to hold meetings for it is known that bookstalls have been found convenient, o tempora o mores! for gentlemen to relieve themselves...
If you are a collector, visit above all cheese and ham shops for those
merchants are apt to use old books and manuscripts to wrap their
merchandi se.l
As quoted in Antiquarian Bookman, July 1-8, 1963, p. 32.
Judge Howay and Dr. Re id
Alias H. - R.
Two unbreakable threads extending nearly sixty-years united and
shaped the lives of Frederic Howay and Robie Reid, Friendship and
Born in Ontario and Nova Scotia one year apart, I867 and 1866
respectively, their first encounter was in Victoria of 1885, two
candidates writing examinations for a permanent first-class teachers
certificate.  As important as their success in passing proved, their
friendship initiated a course of events which paralleled their lives.
Having taught at Canoe Pass, Ladner and Boundary Bay schools for
three years, Mr. Reid persuaded his friend to foresake teaching and
accompany him to Dalhousie University; the assistance of a benevolent
Uncle resolved the financial difficulty for Mr. Howay, enabling the
two friends to enter Law School in 1890.  Two class-mates later
proved illustrious, Sir Richard McBride and W.J. Bowser, became premiers of British Columbia.  Upon arrival in Halifax, Howay became an
anonymous contributor to the Dalhousie Gazette and began a correspondence with the New Westminster papers, his later prolific writing
was devoted largely to historical subjects, appertaining primarily
to B.C.
The F.W. Howay shingle was first hung in a small office in McKenzie
Street, in 1893, a Fairhaven (later known as Bellingham) lawyer
returned to New Westminster and the firm partnership of Howay and
Reid was inaugurated.  Despite extensive judicial duties, public
life accorded prominence to both Judge and Doctor, from I89I until
1943, their talents and time were claimed by School Boards,
chairmanships, trusteeships, Aldermanic duties and Liberal candidacies.  Connections with U.B.C. spanned a total of 49 years, from
1915 until 1942, one year before his death, Judge Howay served as a
member of the Senate, whilst Dr. Reid was made a member of the Board
of Governors in 1913, serving in that capacity for 22 years.
Judge Howay's interest in the history of British Columbia originated
as a school-boy, but serious study of the subject began in the late
nineties when the nucleus of his Canadiana library was acquired.
In 1908, celebration of Simon Fraser1 s centenary descent of the Fraser
River occasioned the appearance of the Judge as a public speaker. 25
Within a few years his historical writing was acclaimed, in
collaboration with E.O.S. Scholefield he published a two-volume
work that continues to be the standard history of British Columbia.
Primarily regional in character, his work was recognized by many
Canadian and European institutions.  Amongst the many honours
conferred upon him was the King's Silver Jubilee medal, Silver
Medal awarded by the Institut Historique et Heraldique de France,
elected President of the Art, Historical and Scientific Association, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Hon. member of the
Oregon Historical Society and Hon. member of the Hawaiian Historical Society.  A comprehensive knowledge of the life and works of
Charles Dickens brought him to the attention of the Dickens Fellowship in England, who elected him Vice-President in 1939.
Amongst some 12,000 Canadiana items - books, pamphlets, newspapers,
periodicals and manuscripts collected in their life-time, both
Dr. Reid's and Judge Howay's library reflected their principle
interest, the history of B.C.  All the standard works on the province
were amassed, together with a rare collection of early Directories,
ship's logs, settlers' guide-books and Pacific Coast explorations,
which include 1st editions of Vancouver's and Cook's voyages.
Outstanding are the thirteen editions of Jewitt's Narrative, believed
to be the largest in America. Another rare item is the first book
published in B.C. - 'Fraser Mines Vindicated', of which only 11
copies are thought to be in existence.  The most valuable article is
a file of the Victoria Gazette - July to December 1858, the first
newspaper published in British territory west of the Great Lakes.
Upon the death of Judge Howay in 1943, and Dr. Reid two years later,
their entire Libraries were bequeathed to the University of British
Columbia.  The written word remains.
Martina Cipol1i 26
Our first impression of Japan was one of speed.  Immediately upon
leaving Tokyo International Airport, I closed my eyes against the
driving abilities of our taxi
driver, but soon discovered that
this was exactly the signal he was
waiting for.  We immediately darted
in and out of lanes, off one free-       \  ^/X ^ Y \ |Vw Nv
way and up on another, constant horn
blowing (which everyone ignores)
and, by the tone of his voice, a lot
of cab driver cursing. This was only
the beginning of a series of eye- s
opening, jaw-dropping experiences in
Japanese traffic.
Tokyo is a city of east and west, old and new.  The younger generation following the ways of the west and the old struggling to   retain the tradition of the east. All Japanese people are friendly
and extremely helpful and courteous (even with the communication
gap) and are very curious about the people
with the funny round (and especially blue)
eyes.  The children are polished and adorable at all ages and those of school age
^^•^ rush to get your autograph at every occasion,
Nikko, north of Tokyo, has one of the most beautiful shrines in
Japan possessing the original carving "Hear No Evil, See No Evil,
Speak No Evil".  High above Nikko, after a hair-raising, 23 hairpin corner drive up a mountain, we emerged out of the fog to the
most beautiful lake and waterfalls ever seen.
The gardens in Japan are most beautiful and while walking in one
of the hotel gardens one day, we witnessed a traditional Japanese
wedding. The food is another story.  Unless you eat in a western
style hotel, you eat with chopsticks and take what you can point
to on the menu. You can't even guess what is on the menu and one
night we ended up with 8 courses
consisting of: fish eggs; squid; eels;
raw salmon; seaweed; kobe beef and
leeks with a raw egg broken on top;
shrimp and something which I can still
taste but don't know what it was! 27
If you drink enough hot sake you can down anything but with that
you need a beer chaser and so we discovered Japanese beer to be
the greatest beer ever.
At the best geisha house in Tokyo in the red light, gay quarter
district, we witnessed the famous "lion dance" and "temporary
husband" ceremony.  I'll leave you thinking about that one!
The drive through the Japanese Alps to a hotel built in I878 on
the side of a mountain was fabulous. Mt. Fuji, according to the
natives, is a shy mountain hiding behind clouds and fog and is
seen by only about 30% of all tourists.
At Atami, a Pacific coast resort, we boarded the bullet train and
at speeds up to 132 mph, we shot past villages, rice paddies, tea
mounds and under mountains to Kyoto.  This city missed the bombing
of World War II, so much of the original architecture, art and
culture still remain.  The largest statue of Buddha, at about 54
feet, is located in Nara on the way to Osaka. Here too we witnessed the cherry blossom dance which is performed only once a
year at the Kasuga Shrine.
Our bus floated into Osaka but with our usual luck, the good
weather was following close
behind and it soon became a
humit 80°. Osaka is the
industrial and economical
backbone of Japan and has 1600
bridges and many expressways running between buildings, sometimes
at the 5-storey level.
Expo was the most fascinating and interesting place anyone could
visit. As far as the advertised crowds were concerned, we were
pleasantly surprised to find this not so. The Japanese people
tend to go home around supper time and so it was fairly empty
until 10 p.m. when it closed. 99 million Japanese people were
scheduled to visit Expo and only 1 mi 11 ion tourists, so we were
certainly oddities but nevertheless treated marvellously.
The Soviet Union Pavilion was by far the most impressive and
largest on the grounds and you will be happy to hear that, In
our opinion (prejudiced probably), the B.C. Pavilion, with the
good looking Mounties and girls, was a good second. A fond farewell from Japan on Thailand Airlines took us to
Hong Kong via Taiwan; and if anyone doesn't know what to do on
their vacation, may I suggest a very impressive and beautiful
Lynne Maclver


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