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April, 1957
Vol. 3, No. 4
Capital gifts drive
to start this fall
University president Dr. Norman
that a Capital Gifts Campaign to
started in early fall.
Alumni elect
'Dal' Grauer
as Chancellor
Dr. A. E. "Dal" Grauer has been
elected by acclamation for a three
year term as Chancellor of the University.
He will succeed Chancellor Sherwood Lett, Chief lustice of the
Supreme Court of .British Columbia
who served the maximum two terms
(six years) allowed by the University
A total of 35 nominations were
received for the 15 vacancies in
Senate. Elections for Senate will be
held May 28.
Ballots have been sent to all UBC
grads and other members of Congregation. These must be received by
the Registrar by 5 p.m. May 27.
Any UBC graduates who have not
received ballots should write to the
Registrar, UBC, immediately.
Dr. Grauer, former B.C. Rhodes
Scholar and member of the Board of
Governors of the University is presently president and chairman of the
board of the B.C. Power Corporation,
and the B.C. Electric.
He will speak of "UBC at the
Cross-roads" at the annual meeting
of the Alumni Association in Brock
Hall April 17.
He will officiate at his first Con-
greation in his new capacity as Chancellor in October. Chancellor Lett
will confer degrees on students graduating in May.
Dr. Grauer graduated from UBC
in Arts in 1925, from Oxford in Law
in 1930, and received his degree of
Doctor of Philosophy; from the University of California in 1929.
He was formerly professor of social
science and head of the department
at the University of Toronto and was
member of the senate of the University of Toronto from 1937 to
1939. He has been member of the
senate of UBC since 1945 and was
appointed to UBC Board of Governors in 1956.
COTC install MacKenzie
as honorary colonel
University of B.C. Contingent of
the Canadian Officers Training Corps
honored Dean G. M. Shrum on his
retirement as Honorary Lieutenant-
Colonel of the Unit at a colorful
cerermony in the University armouries.
The special parade marked the installation of President N. A. M. Mackenzie as Honorary Colonel of the
COTC unit.
A. M. MacKenzie has announced
raise at least $5,000,000 will be
The announcement followed a
statement in the Provincial Legislature by Education Minister Les Peterson that the government would match
dollar for dollar any amount up to
$5,000,000 contributed to the University by business or industrial firms
or individuals for capital expansion.
"We had been planning a capital
gifts campaign for B.C.'s centennial
year which is also the 50th anniversary of UBC's incorporation," Dr.
MacKenzie declared, "but in view of
the government's offer of matching
funds we have decided to get started
immediately. We hope to have the
organization completed in the next
few weeks."
Dr. A. E. "Dal" Grauer, newly
elected Chancellor of the University
and the Hon. Eric W. Hamber, a
former chancellor of the University
and former Lieutenant-Governor of
the Province, have been named honorary chairmen of the campaign.
Hon. F. M. Ross, Lieutenant-
Governor, Hon. Clarence Wallace,
Hon. C. A. Banks, Hon. W. A. C.
. Bennett, Hon. Gordon Sloan and Hon.
Sherwood Lett have agreed to act as
patrons for the campaign.
Full time director of the continuing University Development Fund is
newly appointed Assistant to the
President, Aubrey F. Roberts.
Under the new arrangement, the
Alumni Annual Giving program
which will be one arm of the University sponsored Development Fund.
"This is our first appeal to the
public for capital funds," Dr. MacKenzie said.
"We believe that business and industry have some responsibility for
the provison of student facilities, even
though the major burden should and
does fall on the provincial and federal
"We hope business leaders of British Columbia will share this view
and extend a helping hand."
"Our growth has been so phenomenal and our backlog of need from
two wars and a depression so great
that we have never caught up with
our needs," he declared.
Pharmacists get
hospital internship
A one-year hospital pharmacy internship program will be available
to pharmacy graduates for the first
time this year.
The new hospital pharmacy internship, designed to help fill the shortage
of qualified hospital pharmacists, will
be jointly sponsored by the UBC
Faculty of Pharmacy and Vancouver
and Victoria hospitals.
The program, extending over a 12
month period, will include 2000 hours
of training in hospital administration,
and drug dispensing and manufacturing.
A new $500 fellowship in hospital
pharmacy will be available this year
to pharmacy graduates taking the new
hospital internship.
ELECTRONIC COMPUTER, ALWAC III E. installed at UBC last month,
receives information or supplies answers either by punched tape or by a
keyboard resembling a typewriter. Professors T. E. Hull (mathematics),
Frank Noakes (electrical engineering), H. C. Wilkinson (commerce) and E. V.
Bohn (electrical engineering), all associated with the University's new computing centre, are looking over the high speed computer.	
Drama, education featured
in expanded summer school
The University of B.C. in Summer Session, 1957, offers a greatly
expanded program of study in both non-credit and credit fields,
particularly in education subjects.
Visiting instructors from all parts
of Canada, the United States and
Great Britain will supplement the
regular UBC Summer Session faculty.
The Summer Fesitval of the Arts
program will provide piano recitals,
chamber music concerts, lectures,
plays, operas and art exhibitions for
the enjoyment of students and the
Distinguished British director
Douglas Seale, will direct Shakespeare's The Tempest for the Summer
School of the Theatre.
Professional actors as well as summer school students will be given an
opportunity to audition for parts in
the play.
Nicholas Goldschmidt, artistic director for the 1958 Vancouver Festival, will return to direct the Summer
School of Music.
Courses offered by the Summer
School of Arts and Crafts will include
sculpture, painters workshops, children's creative workshop, and special
courses in mosaic-craft and architectural sculpture.
All teacher training in the Province including that formerly carried
out at the Department of Education
summer school in Victoria is now
being conducted by UBC's College of
Some of the Summer Session
courses will also be offered at Vic-^
toria College.
All Summer Session courses offered,
including those required for specialist
certificates such as music, industrial
arts, commerce and librarianship, will
carry credit toward the new Bachelor
of Education degree.
Complete information about courses
given may be obtained from the
Grads set April 17
for annual meeting
The annual general meeting of the
Alumni Association and of Convocation will be held April 17 in Brock
Chancellor-elect Dr. A. E. "Dal"
Grauer will be guest speaker. His
topic will be "UBC at the Crossroads".
Dr. Grauer, recently appointed
honorary co-chairman of UBC's proposed Capital Gifts Campaign, is expected to discuss plans for the fund
raising campaign in relation to the
University's needs.
Federal and Provincial cabinet
ministers, Members of Parliament,
MLA's and distinguished B.C. citizens have been invited to attend the
Alumni are advised to get their
reservations from the Alumni Office,
Room 201, Brock Hall, as early as
possible. Tickets are $3 per person,
and payment must be received before
reservations can be made.
Reception will be at 6:30 p.m., and
dinner begins at 7- p.m.
2,163 staff, students
-attend blood clinic
Enough blood to supply the needs
of B.C.'s 99 hospitals for two weeks
was donated during a recent University blood drive.
Red Cross officials report that during the eight-day drive 2163 staff and
students  attended  the  blood  clinics.
Since the first blood drive at the
University in March 1947, more than
30,000 pints of blood have been donated. Page 2
April, 1957
Hungarian experiment
Vol. 3, No. 4
Vancouver 8, B.C.
April, 1957
Ed Parker, editor Shirley Embra, assistant
University Information Office
Authorized as second class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa.   Published
M-monthly by the University of British Columbia and distributed free of
charge,to friends and graduates of the University.   Permission is granted for
the material appearing herein to be reprinted freely.
Men, not buildings
For the first time in its history, the University of British Columbia
will ask industry, private citizens and alumni to help construct
essential buildings on the campus. UBC has appealed before for
assistance to finance research, scholarships, special studies, athletics,
library collections, and the response from all segments of the public
has been immediate and generous. Now, for the first time, it asks
for money from the public for capital construction.
"Not buildings but men make a city" is a quotation which has
been used to describe UBC. This has been the policy which has
guided University administrators from the beginning. Makeshift
quarters but first-class staff — this is the policy that founded our
Eresent high standing among Canadian universities, and it is to be
oped that future administrators will always put men before buildings.
But a roof and four walls are still necessary and the lack of them
will not protect first-class men from doing a second-rate job.
The crisis at UBC has not come about overnight. It began with
the Fairview shacks and the dream of a campus at Point Grey.
The campus became a reality but the fine permanent buildings, or
most of them, remained on the drawing board. Two wars and a
depression interfered and expedients in the form of stucco and tar-
paper met the basic needs. UBC began with men and not buildings.
It has never achieved the proper balance of the two ingredients of a
great university.
No University in Canada has a more beautiful site, a finer faculty,
a more spirited and agressive student body. No university in Canada
has as varied an assemblage of permanent, semi-permanent, temporary and make-shift quarters. UBC is unique in its potential and
promise of greatness, and in its need.
This then is the challenge which presents itself to governments and
now, for the first time, to the general public. If industry and the
public will accept the challenge, and share part of the responsibility
of building a "public" university, then the future of UBC as a great
university is assured.
Letters to the editor
Keeping in touch
Editor, UBC Reports:
Many of British Columbia's citizens and in particular graduates of
UBC have at one time or another
lived in and experienced the impact
of an International House. Most probably the House was one of the first
four built, New York, Chicago, Berkeley or Paris. The present executive
of the B.C. Chapter of the Association
believe that many people in the
province would be interested in maintaining their contact with their Alma
Mater House through the medium of
the Association News Letters.
The B.C. Chapter with headquarters
in Vancouver has a considerable fund
set aside for the furnishing of the
first Canadian International House.
This House will commence building
on the UBC campus this spring. The
fund has been realized through the
activity of a devoted few! Would any
of your readers like to help?
Membership, either full or associate, is only $2.50 per year (or $4 for
the family) and full information on
our activities and receipt of the
News Letters can be obtained from
Miss   Winifred   Bracher,   School   of
Home Economics, UBC.
Dr. Peter Ford,
International House Association,
B.C. Chapter.
Lost Chronicle?
Editor, UBC Reports:
... Is UBC Reports taking the
place of the Alumni Chronicle?
Mrs. A. M. Snell,
Palo Alto, Calif.
Editor's Note: The Chronicle is mailed
to all active members of the Alumni
Association, that is, to all who make
an annual contribution (token or
otherwise) to the UBC Development
Push for Nelson
Editor, UBC Reports:
. Push   affiliation   of   Notre
College, Nelson!
V. H. Venables,
Oliver,  B.C.
Propaganda failed
to create new man
Dean of the Sopron School of Foresty
I think you would be interested to know why
the Communists never succeeded in transforming
those Hungarian young people whom they regarded as the basis of the new Socialist State.
Their failure was caused by the attitudes of
the Hungarian parents and teachers who, from
the very beginning, recognized the true intentions
of the Soviet system, namely to create a new type
of man according to "our great example of the
Soviet Union." This Soviet program, to create this
new type of individual, used propaganda exclusively, being afraid to freely compare the
Communist system to that of the so-called capital-
Kalman Roller
ist countries.
This programme was based not on
free discussion, but on lies which
created isolation from the rest of the
world, and so the individual is led on
the road towards the Communist
Utopia. More and more of his time
is spent in studying the official philosophy of the Communist party, and
the  attempt  is  made  to  subvert  the
loyalties of family life.
I am sorry to say there were some
on whom the efforts of Communist
propaganda were not entirely wasted.
These men could not resist the continuous flow of propaganda designed
to remold the human soul by terror
and by subtle brainwashing.
Terror of subtle brainwashing
The Soviets used some of the most
important Hungarian institutions like
the Hungarian parliament and the
Academy of Arts and Sciences, along
with some turncoat intellectuals, in
their propaganda campaign. If even
these institutions and men were apparently co-operating with the Communist government, no wonder if the
average man's sense of values became uncertain, too.
For example, everybody knows that
the school programs were saturated
with Communist propaganda; people
still went to school to get their education, because people wanted to get
jobs. Some people had to sell themselves, in greater or lesser degree, to
the Communists in order to eat. Some
sold only their labor others their
education. Some offered their skill,
others sacrificed their integrity.
University education became exceedingly gray and dull after the reform of 1951. This so-called reform of
the Communists substituted bureaucracy and the party line in place of
academic freedom and self government.
This reform meant the end of free
pursuit of truth, without which some
of the most ancient sciences, history,
psychology, law, philosophy, become
meaningless. Without these branches
of learning, which we call humanities,
applied science becomes a futile exercise, on a level with comic books.
Invasion of academic freedom
.Such a state of affairs in learning
would mean the end of man's intellectual advancement and the admission of defeat of the sciences in their
effort to understand the physical
forces of the universe, and that, because of restricted research according to party line, Communist search
for knowledge would drift away from
the rest of the truly scientific world.
We were supposed to teach Russian
methods in our various fields of study.
All that my colleagues and I could
do was to point out to the students
that Russian methods might not be
applicable in Hungary due to different
The students tried to resist this
Communist invasion of academic
freedom in their own ways. They set
up their own counter-intelligence so
that they knew which professors and
students were reliable and which were
the agents of the Communist Political
Police. They also had a pretty good
idea about how much we actually
meant of what we were forced to say
in our lectures. We were able to do
a great deal at times by veiled sarcasm or mere inflection of voice.
By the time the average student
finished his five, year course at university, he discovered the internal
inconsistencies of the Communist
regime, and the damage this enforced
way of thinking had done to the emotional morale and intellectual life of
some of the people. So it is no wonder
that the students were present at the
compulsory Marxist lectures only in
body, while their spirit longed for
free equiry and truth.
After Kruschev's historic address,
in which Stalin was toppled from his
Communist saint-hood, we all hoped
that Communism would undergo
some important changes. But the
changes that took place were superficial and again the time came when
we had to realize that we could not
go on much longer seeing, before our
very eyes, the slow death of the freedom of human spirit, faith in God
and the destruction of the human
We needed a miracle to bring alive
in our hearts again hope of a life as
free thinking men, not the degraded,
souless creatures the Russians were
trying to make of us. This miracle
came in the spontaneous outburst of
the revolution. Through the blood of
tens of thousands, Hungary's spirit
was reborn.
Allow me to point out that Canada
has played an important part in the
resurrection of Hungary. This country,
which up to now, hasn't known too
much about Hungary or Communism,
is now taking an increasingly important part in the struggle between the
factions of our divided world. Canada,
through receiving many immigrants,
proved that she understands those nations fighting for freedom from bondage. April, 1957
Page 3
Researchers seek physical
cause of mental illness
Schizophrenia—the dreaded disease that accounts for more than
50 per cent of the world's hospitalized "mentally" ill — may have a
physical cause and hence a physical cure.
This is the promising hynopthesis
which is gaining considerable support
from the work of a UBC medical
research team under Dr. William Gibson in the Neurological Research
They have discovered new evidence
supporting the theory that a bodily
malfunction can create hallucinogens
—compounds which cause the hallucinations and irrationality symptomatic of schizophrenia.
UBC Players Club
tours Twelfth Night
B.C. theatre-goers will see Shakespeare's Twelfth Night with a new
twist when the UBC Players Club
takes the play on tour in May.
The Shakespearian comedy, under
the direction of Vancouver actor-
writer-director Ian Thorne, will be
presented by the University students
in modern dress.
Tour circuit includes the Interior,
Cariboo, Fraser Valley, Okanagan,
Kootenays, Vancouver Island and
Northern Washington.
Earlier in the year the Players Club,
in co-operation with the English department, presented Richard II as an
experimental dramatized play reading.
The reading was designed to make
possible mere productions of Shakespeare's plays by making them exciting to see, but less demanding of
students' time to prepare.
The Players Club this year also
presented a dramatized reading of Dr.
Earle Birney's new play, "Trial of a
City" at the University of Washington in Seattle.
In 1943 a Swiss organic chemist
accidentally swallowed a lysergic acid
compound and experienced something
akin to a temporary schizophrenic
Perhaps schizophrenics have a
physical disorder which gives them a
continuing supply of hallucinogens
and permanent symptoms similar to
those temporarily experienced by the
Swiss chemist? Present research by
the UBC research team, which includes Drs. Patrick and Edith Mc-
Geer is piling up evidence in that
One well known hallucinogen is
mescaline, the active principle in
Peyote buttons used by certain
American Indian tribes in religious
ceremonies to increase their visionary
Another such compound is bufo-
tenine, the active element of a mushroom used by some Siberian tribesmen in tribal rituals. The host at a
gathering eats the mushroom but
does not experience its effects. However, other tribesmen, drinking his
urine, do experience the effects of
the hallucinogen.
UBC studies have shown that the
urine of schizophrenic patients at
Essondale is different from normal
people and from people suffering other
types of mental disorders.
Visiting research professor Dr.
Morrin Acheson, an Oxford University biochemist, is attempting to isolate the compounds which appear in
the excretions of schizphrenics but
not in others.
Another visiting researcher, Dr.
Juhn Wada of Hokkaido University,
has been injecting similar excretions
from schizophrenic patients into
monkeys and is finding parallels between the abnormal behavior of the
monkeys and the behavior of schizophrenics.
Faculty activities
Dr. MacKenzie visits
Far East universities
President N. A. M. MacKenzie is touring Japan where he is the
guest of the Japanese government for the purpose of visiting universities and colleges there. He will discuss possibilities of ex.
change of staff and students and the
development of UBC's department
of Far Eastern and Asian studies.
Dr. Gilbert D. Kennedy has resigned his professorship in the Faculty of Law to become deputy attorney general for B.C. He came to
UBC in 1946.
Prof. F. W. Vernon retires this
year after 31 years service in the
mechanical engineering department.
Some 250 mechanical engineering
graduates who studied under Prof.
Vernon met to honor him at a special
dinner recently.
Dr. David C. Corbett, department
of economics and political science,
has been granted leave of absence
from May to October to attend a
seminar at Australian National University, and to conduct a comparative study of immigration policies of
Australia and Canada.
Dr. Cyril Belshaw, associate professor of anthropology, has received
grants from the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the University of B.C. to
have a study on the urbanization of
F.- W. VERNON a   native   suburb   of   the   capital   of
. . . students return New  Guinea  published  in   England.
. . . whither Turvey?
Birney's 'Turvey'
Broadway found
The unheroic, comic Canadian army
private "Thomas Leadbeater Turvey"
created by UBC English professor
Earle Birney may be on his way to
Turvey has taken to the stage at
the hands of actor-writer Donald Har-
ron who adapted the war novel by
Dr. Birney.
In play form, Turvey, presented by
Ihe New Play Society at the Avenue
Theatre, attained the most successful run of the Toronto theatre season.
Toronto Globe & Mail drama critic
Herbert Whittaker hailed the blithe
private as "a welcome and probably
• long-lived  addition to our scene".
Enthusiasm for Turvey was echoed
in Variety magazine with the result
that three different New York producers flew to Toronto to vie for
options on the play.
UBC grads active
in Canada, U.S.
Art Sager, Alumni Secretary, returned to the campus last week with
glowing reports of alumni interest
and activity across Canada and in
the United States.
On his first tour east of the Rockies,
he attended meetings and met graduates at Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto,
Montreal, Ottawa, New York and
"Alumni everywhere are pleased to
hear about the exciting developments
at UBC, but it comes as a surprise to
them when they learn of our rapid
growth and acute shortage of buildings," he said.
Mr. Sager reports that the most
promising new organization is the
Canadian Universities Club in New
York which has a potential membership of over  1200 Canadian alumni.
First function of this group is a
reception which will be held at the
Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace in New York May 1.
Six alleys ready in May
for new bowling centre
Six bowling alleys under construction in the Memorial Gymnasium are
expected to be completed by May 1,
School of Physical Education Director
R. F. Osborne announced this week.
Alleys will be available for intramural and recreational bowling for
students and will be open to the
public. Bowling leagues wishing to
lent alleys should contact the School
of Physical Education.
B.Sc. degree
to be given
Starting next fall the University
will offer a program of studies in
the Faculty of Arts and Science
leading to the degree of Bachelor
of Science (B.Sc), Registrar
Charles B. Wood announced this
At present no Bachelor of Science
degree is offered. Engineering students
work toward the degree of Bachelor
of Applied Science (B.A. Sc.) and
students in the Faculty of Arts and
Science work toward a Bachelor of
Arts degree whether they are taking
arts or science courses.
The new Bachelor of Science degree will be offered in the fields of
bacteriology, biochemistry, biology,
botany, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, physiology and zoology.
Students taking the new program
may substitute another course in the
humanities or social sciences for the
English 200 course required in the
present program for the Bachelor of
Arts degree. A second year language
course is not required.
In the third and fourth years a student must take at least two courses
in the humanities or social sciences.
Testing program
makes headlines
"We're good, but not that good", is
the comment of UBC Personnel Director Col. I. F. McLean on widely
circulated reports that UBC has
correctly predicted the graduating
marks of 99 per cent of the students.
The story was headlined in newspapers across Canada and the United
The fact that the section of a report which prompted the news item
was concerned with a small sample
of 100 graduates was buried in the
In this sample the counsellor's
assessments, founded on test scores,
high school records, cultural background, employment experience and
any other information secured during
an hour-long interview, has been
essentially correct as far as academic
success was concerned in 99 of the
100 cases.
But 100 students out of an enrolment of 7650 is not considered a
significant sample for statistical purposes.
The counselling service administers
a program of carefully selected apti-
tute tests designed to help the incoming student in the selection of a
career in line with his pattern of
abilities and interests.
Five classes
plan reunions
The Class of 1917 will hold a reunion dinner on May 20 (place to
be determined) and a tea in the Mildred Brock Room on May 21 after
Congregation ceremonies.
Arrangements committee is headed •
by Class vice-president Margarey
Other classes holding reunions this
year are classes of 1922, 1927, 1932
and 1937. Committees • of the various
class executives are forming in Vancouver to plan arrangements.
The Class of 1922 will celebrate
their 35th Anniversary at the home
of Dean and Mrs. Blythe Eagles on
luly 3. Page 4
April, 1957
ARTS STUDENTS Pat Toft and George Dey spend lunch hour scrutinizing
exhibition of paintings by Vancouver artist Ron Kelly. UBC Fine Arts
Gallery is open to students and public Tuesday through Saturday.
Art gallery asset to
fine arts development
With the formation of a Canada Council, fine arts programs in
Canadian-universities should receive a much needed lift.
The University of B.C. has the nucleus of a fine arts program
which can grow with both the national needs and the needs of the
immediate community it serves.
In 1948 the University Hill Chapter of the IODE established a Fine
Arts Gallery as a memorial to the
late Dean Mary L. Bollert, for 20
years dean of women at UBC.
The Gallery, located in the basement of the library building, has enjoyed the support and keen interest
of the University Hill Chapter of the
IODE ever since.
Commerce fees
upped in fall
Fees for students in the Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration will be increased from $240
to $290 per year next fall to bring
the fee scheduled in line with other
professional faculties.
Students in the Faculties of Law,
Pharmacy, Forestry and Applied
Science pay an annual fee of $290
including the $18 Alma Mater Society
Commerce students have been paying the same fees as students in the
Faculty of Arts ($240 per year) since
Commerce was a school within the
Arts Faculty. This year Commerce
became UBC's tenth faculty, the
Faculty of Commerce and Business
The busy Gallery schedule extends
from October to April and for the
six weeks during Summer Session.
From 25 to 30 exhibitions are held
each year, and some 25,000 to 30,000*
people see them.
Exhibitions come from the National
Gallery in Ottawa, Western Canada
Art Circuit, Western Association of
Art Museum Directors, American
Federation of Arts, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Works of local artists and University- students are also shown. A
photographic salon, a School of
Architecture exhibition, and a book
display illustrating history and advances in typography have become
annual events.
But the Gallery is not an end in
"In addition to a general service
to anyone who wishes to visit the
Gallery, we plan a close link between
the Gallery and the fine arts department by relating exhibitions with
courses, and offering students practical experience working in the Gallery
itself, explains Prof. B. C. Binning,
curator of the Gallery.
Three fine arts credit courses are
given at UBC now. It is hoped that
a full fine arts department may be
developed in the near future.
Sports scene
Swimming, skiing tops
in UBC winter sports
Swimming made a splash in the
right direction this year as the Thun-
derbird team jumped from last place
in the Evergreen Conference Swim
Meet in '56 to first place in '57.
UBC" finished well out in front of
their closest rival, Western Washington.
In their meets with other schools,
the Bird compiled a won two and
lost four record. However, this statistic does not tell the whole story.
UBC came close to upsetting the
University of Washington Huskies in
their first meet and were soundly defeated in the second.
Washington, a perennial powerhouse on the Pacific Coast, had lost
only one meet in the past ten years.
UBC swimmers also fell victim to
University of Idaho and the University of Washington "frosh", but outclassed Evergreen Conference teams.
UBC skiiers had three major college meets this year, the Rossland
Invitational, the Banff International
Invitational and the Northwest Intercollegiate.
In the Rossland tourney, Birds out-
scored Idaho by two points and
Washington State by 19, to cop first
Washington State came back to
edge UBC by five points at Banff
with Idaho finishing down in the fifth
In the Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate Ski Meet UBC placed
The Thunderbird basketball team
won three and lost nine games in
Evergreen Conference play.
In Canadian competition they defeated the University of Alberta, 60-41
and 58-29, in an exhibition series.
Spencer cricket field
$7,500, not $75,000
In the last issue of UBC Reports
it was announced that the Chris Spencer Foundation donated $75,000 to
the University for a cricket and grass
hockey playing field.
The amount should have read
The field is now under construction
and will be ready for play by late
lost souls
Alumni seek
missing grads
The Alumni Association has up to
date addresses for UBC graduates in
every part of the world, but over the
years they have lost touch with more
than 2000.
The University is anxious to find
the "missing persons" so they may
receive information about the University including such publications as
UBC Reports, the Alumni Chronicle
and the President's Annual Report.
Below are some Engineering grads
(B.A. Sc) who have been "lost". If
you know the whereabouts of any of
them (or of other graduates who have
lost contact with UBC) please fill in
their names and addresses in the
form provided at the bottom of the
page and return to the Information
Year of graduation follows name.
Percy A. Adams, '39; Mrs. G. Al-
brecht, '43; Robert V. Anderton, '49;
A. J. Andrews, '41; Roy W. Archibald,
'48; Henry W. D. Armstrong, '49;
lohn R. Arnold, '53.
Herbert J. Baker, '49; M. Anne
Baker, '45; W. R. Baragar, '51; lohn
H. Barclay, 39; Edward H. Bayley,
*49; Raymond C. Bell, '38; T. R. Bell,
'50; P. H. Belliveau, '52; C. E. Bennett, '40; Ernest Bianco, '52.
Geoffrey R. Biddle, '51; Alan W.
Blyth, '49; Steve T. Bowell, '46;
George F. Brandon, '45; David E.
Broster, '52; Richard E. Brown, '49;
Rbbert S. Brown, '48.
Russell M. Burmeister, '49; Alfred
E. Burnip, '52; David Burns, '44;
Michael Burrows, '46; Eugene Butkov,
'54;  Floyd N. Butterfield,  '49; lohn
A. Butterfield, '56; lack Bysterbosch,
'51; S. I. Cadel, '50; Terence A. Cag-
ney, '55; P. Campbell, '47; Thomas S.
Campbell, '53.
Alexander C. Carlyle, '49; Ralph
Carter, '48; Robert R. Carver, '45;
W. J. Cavers, '40; Frederick I. Chambers, '51; Herbert M. Charles, "51;
C. G. Cheriton, '49; Peter Chiz, '49;
Robert L. Christie, •'49;  Mrs. lanet
B. Church, '52; Mrs. A. R. Clark, '48;
R. I. Clark, '47.
Bruce Clarkson, '48; George W.
Clayton, '52; George D. Coates, '51.
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Do you know any of the graduates named above? Please
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