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Vol. 3, No. 6
June,   1957
Grads told
to retain
individuality
The Class of 1957 was urged to
guard against "creeping conformism"
and warned against the dangers of
sponsored research projects by congregation speakers at graduation ceremonies May 21 and 22.
Dr. E. W. R. Steacie, president of
the National Research Council, who
received an honorary Doctor of
Science Degree, was congregation
speaker at graduation ceremonies May
21 when 522 students received their
degrees.
He outlined the increased importance of the role of science in the modern world.
Dr. Steacie warned that the tremendous rise in industrial research in the
last 30 years could cause a dangerous
situation "if it proceeds to the point
where the university is no longer the
main home of pure science.
"It is most desirable that the universities be put into a financial position where such outside pressure can
be resisted, and the university remain
the centre of the free and unrestricted
pursuit of science for its own sake."
Congregation speaker May 22 was
Dr. H. J. Davis Oxford University,
who received an honorary Doctor of
Laws Degree.
He told 454 students graduating the
second day they were in a position to
establish cultural relations with the
Far Eastern countries of Japan, China
and India.
He also said that "as we become
comfortable and secure, we are inclined to be afraid of the individualist
and the non conformist because they
may   become   dangerously   critical."
Winner of the Governor General's
Medal for leading the graduating class
in arts and science was John Green-
way Hall of Vancouver.
UBC'Friends'in
U.S. incorporated
Donations made to the University
by alumni living in the United States
are now "deductible".
This good news is the result of incorporation of "Friends of the University of B.C." in Seattle.
Prior to the establishment of this
corporation the 1000 alumni resident
in the U.S. could not claim income
tax deduction on donations made to
the  University.
Objective of the new organization
sponsored by the Seattle Alumni
Branch is to promote interest in
higher education among friends and
alumni of UBC and to donate funds
for any educational or charitable purpose the University may deem fit.
Board of Trustees of the corporation includes Stanley T. Arkley, President; Robert J. Boroughs, vice-president; A. H. Sager, secretary-treasurer;
R. A Montgomery, C. S. Mathers,
W. A. Rosene and Dr. F. W. Laird.
Cheques from friends and alumni
any where in the U.S. should now be
made payable to: Friends of the University of B.C., Inc., 3649 Mossgiel
Road, Bellevue, King County, Washington.
Face of campus changing
with construction boom
A construction boom unlike anything the campus has ever seen is
underway at the University of B.C.
GEORGE DEAVIN, assistant proctor
of both Brock Hall and the new Brock
Annex celebrated 11 years of service
at UBC the day this picture was taken
in the Dance Club's new ballroom,
Room features vertical Venetian blinds,
walnut panelling, maple floor, and lantern-type light fixtures. It fronts the
now completed Brock extension.
Human relations
seminar in July
The second Seminar on Human
Relations for Religious Organizations
will be held at the University July 8
to 12.
Objectives of the seminar are to
increase the effectiveness of religious
and social agencies by assisting their
members to recognize and solve problems of committees, policy-making
and action groups.
Enrolment will be drawn from
among clergy, key lay leaders in religious organizations and social workers in religiously oriented agencies.
The seminar is sponsored by the
Extension Department, Canadian
Council of Christians and Jews, Western Division, with the cooperation of
the Vancouver Civic Unity Association.
UBC campus hosts
summer meetings
The University is becoming a popular site for conventions with more
than a dozen conferences and meetings taking place during the summer
months.
The Canadian Home and School
and Parent-Teacher Federation held
its annual meeting at UBC May 25 -
June 1.
Other June conventions are:
Chemical Institute of Canada,
National Convention Y.W.C.A., Presbyterian Conference, B.C. Credit
Union League, Conference on Schizophrenic Research, Agricultural Institute Conference, and the Junior Red
Cross   Leadership   course.
Conferences and meetings for
August include:
Camp Farthest Out, University
High school Seminar, North West
Conference on Diseases Common to
Man, Plymouth Brethren, Poultry
Conference and B.C. Arts Resources
Conference.
Japan studied in
summer seminar
A seminar on Japan will be held at
the University August 5 - 9 co-
sponsored by the Department of
Asian Studies and the Extension
Department.
Speakers will include Dr. W. G.
Beasley, professor of far eastern History, University of London; R. P.
Dore, associate professor in Asian
Studies, UBC; Dr. M. B. Jansen,
associate professor in Far Eastern
and Russian Institute, University of
Washington; Dr. Yoichi Maeda, professor of French Literature, Tokyo
University and Mr. Saburo Okita,
Chief, planning division Economic
Planning Board, for the government
of Japan.
The seminar is open to anyone
interested in international relations,
political, social and economic and
cultural activities in Japan, and Japan's trading position.
It will be held in Room 852, Library. Application for registration may
be obtained from the Extension Department.
TB Society adds
to research donation
Directors of the B.C. Polio Fund
have presented a cheque to the University for $5,000 as their annual
grant towards the Kinsmen Chair of
Neurological Research.
Dean of Medicine, Dr. J. W. Patterson said for every gift dollar given
by the Polio Fund approximately ten
dollars r^d been attracted from outside the University for neurological
research work.
Kinsmen have donated $25,000 in
support of the Chair.
Construction projects totalling $700,
000 have been completed in the past
month.
Another $2,400,000 worth of buildings is already under construction.
Two more buildings estimated at
$650,000 are scheduled to start this
summer.
And $8,750,000 in new buildings
are in active planning stages.
NEW MASTER PLAN
A new master plan for development
of the 982 acre Point Grey campus —
the first completely revised plan since
the original campus plan was prepared
before the First World War — will be
ready by late summer or early fall.
Completed last month were the
$315,000 extension to Brock Hall,
bowling alleys in the Memorial Gymnasium valued at $37,000, additions to
the library stacks costing $225,000 and
$120,000 worth of heat, light, water
and sewerage services.
Construction is expected to start in
August or September on the $500,000
Faculty Centre to be built on the site
of the present temporary Faculty
Club. Tenders are expected to be
called in August for the $150,000 International House.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Presently under construction is the
$2,000,000 Arts Building which is expected to be ready by Summer School
1958.
Another $400,000 in smaller construction projects are also underway.
Some of these include a $20,000 auditorium renovation project, $25,000 expansion in the temporary College of
Education building, $35,000 extension
to the buildings and grounds department to house architects and draughtsmen during the continuing building
boom, and a $35,000 temporary building for medical research.
Other buildings now in active planning stages are: medical sciences centre, $2,000,000; biological sciences addition, $1,500,000; chemistry addition,
$1,500,000; library wing, $1,250,000;
student residences, $2,000,000; and
cafeteria, $500,000.
Summer Chronicle
goes to all grads
All graduates for whom the University has addresses will receive a copy
of the Summer Chronicle.
The Chronicle is normally sent to
anyone who makes a contribution of
one dollar or more to the UBC Development Fund.
Featured in the Summer Chronicle
will be an autobiographical article by
Britton Brock, a geologist in South
Africa, and son of the first dean of
applied science.
Makers of the University series continues with a biographical study of
convocation founder Dr. S. D. Scott.
The UBC athletic situation is discussed in an article by Athletic Director, Bus Phillips. Page 2
U.B.C. REPORTS
June, 1957
U.B.C. REPORTS
Look to test tube
Vol. 3, No. 6
June, 1957
Vancouver 8, B.C.
Ed Parker, editor Shirley Embra, assistant ,
University Information Office
Authorized as second class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa. Published
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.
Asian studies program
valued UBC addition
One of the most important post war innovations at the University
of British Columbia has been the introduction of a teaching program
in Asian Studies. •
It would be difficult to disagree with UBC President Dr. N. A. M.
MacKenzie when he says, "The prosperity of Canada depends to an
unusual extent on what happens in other countries. It is very important to Canada to develop interest and increase knowledge of other
countries and other peoples."
The Asian Studies program, started last year, marked the first time
Canadian students had the opportunity to make their major studies
in this field. Apart from the University of Toronto, there is very little
being offered in Asian Studies in other Canadian universities.
UBC, with 12 Japanese students and 120 Canadians of Japanese
descent, and situated in a community which has Canada's largest
concentration of people of Chinese descent, is a logical place for this
development. Geographically situated on the west coast of Canada,
closest to Asia, it was indeed imperative that UBC take the initiative
in this development.
Interest in Asian Studies and more particularly Japanese was
heightened this spring when President MacKenzie returned from a
three-week visit to Japan as the guest of the Japanese Foreign Office
with plans for an exchange of staff and students with Japanese univer-
SltlCS
One of the outstanding events of UBC's varied summer program
this year promises to be the Seminar on Japan, August 5 to 9. Dr.
Yoichi Maeda, professor of French Literature at Tokyo University
and Mr. Saburo Okita, chief of the planning division of Japan's
Economic Planning Board will take part in the conference. It will be
open to anyone interested in International relations, political, social,
economic and cultural activities in Japan, and Japan's trading position.
Valuable new additions in Chinese will be made to the Asian
Studies program with the appointment of Dr. Yi-T'ung Wang. Dr.
Wang will come to UBC in September from the Harvard-Yenching
Institute at Harvard to teach two new Chinese courses, a basic language course and an introduction to Chinese Literature. An intermediate course in Japanese language will also be offered for the
first time.	
Letters to the editor
Midgets unite!
Editor, UBC Reports:
I am not often moved to write
letters to the editor. This is due mainly
I believe, to the great difficulty I have
in boosting myself up onto those
office chairs.
But in a recent issue of UBC Reports, you have an article referring to
the use of Empire Pool on the University campus. The item is very informative until you get to the last paragraph.
Then there is committed one of the
most glaring discriminating acts. You
say the pool cannot be used by people
under 40 inches tall.
Midgets unite! ! The ULPYMLDT
(Union of the Little People You Must
Look Down To) here and now submits
an official message of complaint. And
if something isn't done about removing this barrier, we will all raise ourselves up on our elevator shoes and
tell you to go jump in your own pool.
Shorty Dagg, and
Peanut  McKeachie
Grad in Africa
Editor,  UBC  Reports:
Among your missing graduates list
is Bruce Everett Bewell '46.
I have just checked with his mother
and find he still works for Uruwira
Minterals Ltd.  Mpanda, Tanganyika.
Wishing you success on locating all
"missing" grads,
Mrs. R. D. Thomas,
Victoria, B.C.
Editor's Note: Many thanks to Mrs.
Thomas and to all of our readers who
have gone to some trouble to assist us
in our search for missing graduates,
we hope to get many more letters of
this kind.
Envelopes appreciated
Editor, UBC Reports:
May I congratulate the Editors of
UBC Reports on their decision to post
the Reports to overseas addresses in
envelopes.
As a result of this wrapping the
Reports now arrive in excellent condition.
Dr. G. C. A. lackson,
Salisbury, South Rhodesia.
Psychoanalytic jargon
no cure for mental ills
By Dr. W. C. Gibson
Head, Department of Neuorological Research
In one of the converted huts which house
UBC's medical faculty a concerted search is being
carried out for a costly culprit — the cause of
schizophrenia, one of the costliest diseases in the
world. While fashionable popularizers propound
theories as to the origin of this most prevalent
mental disease, UBC's ultraconservative scientists
in the Department of Neurological Research look
to the test tube rather than to psychoanalytic jargon for clues as
to the true nature of the disease.
W. C. GIBSON
The biochemical study of hallucinogen-producing drugs has given
some valuable leads, but they are no
more than that. The study of patients
actually suffering from schizophrenia,
rather than of supposed normals under the transitory influence of drugs
such as mescaline, is being undertaken
by the UBC researchers. To date they
have been able to show that the urine
of schrizophrenic patients contains unusual substances not found in the urine
of other types of mental patients or
normals. A diet free of all "aromatic"
compounds will reduce the amount
of these abnormal substances secreted.
In other words it has been found possible to change patients chemically,
and it is hoped that, with increasing
knowledge,   it   may   be   possible   to
Bursting at seams
The team consists of Dr. William C.
Gibson, Kinsmen Professor, Dr. Edith
McGeer and her husband Dr. Patrick
McGeer, Dr. R. Motrin Acheson,
Visiting Researcher from Oxford University's Department of Biochemistry,
and Dr. Juhn Wada of Hokkaido University, lapan. This summer will see
Hut B-5 bursting at the seams as a
number of highly trained senior medical students press forward with this interesting research story. From lune 19
to 21, 1957, the top twenty researchers
in this field will come from the United
Kingdom, the United States and Canada for a working seminar on "The
Biochemistry of Mental Disease" and
One family in five
The School of Social Work has for
25 years been preparing graduates for
a role in the community often related
to the unmet needs in the mental field.
The youngest group on the campus
having to do with the mental field is
the Faculty of Medicine, and it is indeed good news that as of luly 1st,
1957, there will be a full-time Department of Psychiatry. Already the Student Health Service has a part-time
consultant in psychiatry, available to
any student for consultation. There
is as yet not adequate staff for treatment and follow-up.
The School of Rehabilitation now
envisaged will have a great deal to do
with the mentally ill, since this important field of retraining and re-creation,
must contribute to the re-establishment
of many in our population — one in
ten, to be exact — who suffers some
form of mental breakdown.
It has been shown that one family
change them clinically.
The "tranquilizing drugs", now having a great vogue, may give an important lead as to the source of the disturbed metabolism in schizophrenia.
They may act by blocking some so-
called "psychotoxin", or by competing
with it ... It is possibly inviting,
though time-consuming, to try to picture all the hypotheses which might
account for "schizophrenia" — which
means literally "broken mind". However, the field of psychiatry suffers
from a surfeit of hypotheses and a famine of facts. It is in the discovery of
facts about the biochemistry and genetics of schizophrenic patients that the
Department of Neurological Research
team is interested.
will be housed on the campus.
So much for the contribution of
UBC in the research aspects of mental
health. What about other contributions? A recent development has been
in conjunction with the Vancouver
School Board and concerns the training of ten mental health counsellors
per year for service in the Vancouver
Schools system.
Since university training in Nursing
was instituted at UBC — the first degree-granting school in the British Empire actually — great stress has been
placed on mental health problems in
the curriculum.
in five is affected by mental illness in
some form. Why have we been so slow
in recognizing this? The University has
not been slow in recognizing the size
of the problem but it desperately needs
funds enough to make a frontal attack
on it. To keep a team of researchers
together on the present tenuous basis
is almost impossible, though it has
been tried for the past five years by
the Department of Neurological Research on the campus.
Finally, one of B. C.'s most pressing
problems is that of mental changes in
an aging population. With such a high
proportion of our population over the
age of 70 we can look forward to an
increasing demand for services and
research in this age group. The
preservation of our human resources
is today recognized to be of paramount
importance and valued and in this endeavour UBC sees one of its richest
fields of service. Jane 1957
U.B.C. REPORTS
Page 3
Forest research indicates
tree breeding valuable
UBC forest ecologist Dr. Vladimir Krajina has completed a
successful pilot research study into tree nutrition which may well
revolutionize reforestation programs in B.C. and the Pacific Northwest.
Taking the four primary commercial species native to B.C. —
Douglas fir, western red cedar, western hemlock and sitka spruce — Dr.
VLADIMIR KRAJINA
. . . diets for trees
Commerce offers
graduate degree
A Master of Business Administration degree will be offered by UBC
beginning next September.
The two year graduate program
offers an integrated course of study
that will provide properly qualified
persons who have a Bachelor's degree
with training in the field of business
administration.
Courses include personnel and labor
relations, transportation, accounting,
marketing, finance and investments,
production, and policy and administration.
Krajina studied what nutrients were
needed by each for them to reach
optimum growth.
NUTRIENTS VARY
His research showed that each
species had different "diet" requirements. Some thrive where others fail
to grow.
He found that board feet production
of the four species studied could be
increased by:
Soil analysis to determine nutritional deficiencies.
Planting the tree which has the
greatest tolerance to those deficiencies.
Reforesting the area before weed
trees invade it.
Avoiding losses through nature's
"natural selection" by breeding a
strain of the particular species which
appears most adapted to conditions.
THEORY CONFIRMED
When he set out 15 months ago to
discover under what environmental
conditions each species would grow
the best, Dr. Krajina believed that
all trees do not react the same way to
soil deficiencies.
Each has its own nutritional requirements, and each differs in its
tolerance to deficiencies of particular
elements.
His experiments, carried on in a
small greenhouse on the campus, confirmed his theory.
Moreover, he found that individual
seedlings taken from the same area
may differ in tolerance because of
inherited characteristics.
Dr. Krajina believes it would be
more economical to initiate selective
breeding programs than to rely on expensive fertilization for reforestation.
He also found that slash .burning
seriously decreases future production
of Douglas fir on a site.
Dr. Krajina joined the department
of biology and botany at UBC in
1951.
He is a graduate of Charles University, Prague, and was a leader of the
Czechoslovak underground resistance
during the Second World War.
DOUGLAS SEALE
. . . Tempest
Asian Studies
Program grows
Arrangements for an exchange of
staff and students with lapanese
universities were made by President
N. A. M. MacKenzie during his three-
week visit to Japan recently.
"The exchange in the first place
will be nearly all one way; it will be
comparatively easy absorbing Japanese
students.
"On the other hand, our students
will have to first master Japanese
before entering into the scheme", he
said.
Tokyo colleges which will take part
in the professor-student exchange are
the Jesuit's St. Sophia, the International Christian and Tokyo University.
Beginning in September UBC will
offer seven courses in Asian studies:
Basic Japanese, Basic Chinese, Intermediate Japanese, Introduction to
the Far East, Introduction to Chinese
Literature, Far Eastern International
Politics and the Modernization of
Japan.
Dr. Yi-T'ung Wang who is presently
at the Harvard-Yenching Institute,
Cambridge, Mass., will join the Asian
Studies staff to teach the two new
Chinese courses.
faculty activities
Parnall replaces Wood as Registrar
UBC  Registrar  Charles  B.  Wood
who came to the University in 1934
from the department of education retires June 30 after 16 years service.
He will be succeeded by John E. A.
Parnall, associate registrar, a UBC
graduate.
Prof. E. S. Pretious, department of
civil engineering, has accepted an invitation by the Hon. James Sinclair
Minister .of Fisheries for Canada, to
become a scientific member of the
Fisheries Research Board of Canada
for a period of five years commencing
Jan. 1, 1958.
Edwin B. Parker, editor of UBC Reports and Information Officer for
UBC, has been awarded the Melville
Jacoby Scholarship valued at $1400
and a Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation scholarship of $500 to attend
Stanford University to work on his
Master of Arts Degree.
Also to attend Stanford University
is English lecturer John Waterhouse
who has won a $2,500 Wallace E.
Stegner Fellowship for Creative Writing. He will receive critical assistance
JOHN E. A. PARNALL
. . . Registrar
from the staff of the Stanford creative
writing school while working on two
novels.
Dr. W. Leonard Grant, department
of classics, has received a travel grant
from UBC to spend the summer in
Paris at the Bibliotheque Nationale
continuing a research project begun at
Oxford in 1951. Dr. Grant was recently elected president of the Pacific
Coast branch of the Renaissance Society of America.
Anthropologist  Dr.  Cyril  Belshaw
has been awarded grants frorn the Tri
Institutional Pacific Program arfd' the'
U.S. Social Science Research pouppUj
to spend 17 months in Fiji .during
1958 - 59 to undertake a comparative-
study of economic growth in Fijian
villages as it relates to social structure,
political organization and ethical ideas.
In July Dr. Earle Birney will give
a public lecture at the State University of Iowa on "Twentieth Century
Canadian Poetry" and will lecture and
conduct classes in poetry writing and
criticism at the State University of
Montana.
Seale to give
The Tempest'
modern touch
Preparations of UBC Summer
School of Theatre's major drama production are going ahead on both sides
of the Atlantic.
Guest director Douglas Seale, between rehearsal of plays at Stratford-
on-Avon, Old Vic, and Birmingham,
writes UBC drama director Dorothy
Somerset that he plans to do Shakespeare's 'The Tempest" in modern
dress with a Robinson Crusoe touch.
The play will be set on a tropical
island complete with palms, natives
and shipwrecks. It will have an original musical score for chorus and instruments composed by John Brock-
ington of Vancouver. Set designer is
Don Smith, University of Washington.
This year the University offers a
master-course in acting for experienced performers which consists of
working under Douglas Seale in his
professional production of The Tempest
Art in architecture is the theme of
Summer School of Arts and Crafts
this year.
A special course in mosaic-craft
will be given this year for the first
time. Students will work on individual projects as well as on murals to be
part of the new arts and crafts studio
at the University.
A studio course in architectural
sculpture will be taught by Cecil Richards, well-known Canadian sculptor
and professor in the department of
Art, University of Manitoba. His
group will work on bas-reliefs and
sculpture in the round for actual
sites.
Creative writing
given for credit
Creative writing courses given at
Summer School may now be taken for
degree credit.
An advanced course in fiction writing will be given by Dr. Constance
Beresford-Howe, author of four
novels and several articles and short
stories. Dr. Beresford-Howe teaches
history of the short story and creative
writing at McGill.
An introductory course in creative
writing which will concentrate on
poetry and the short story will be
given by John Waterhouse, lecturer
in English at UBC.
An advanced course in writing for
radio, television and the stage will
also be offered.
Non-credit students will be admitted
to the course if their work shows promise. Admission will be on a competitive basis. Applicants must submit samples of their writing.
Piano recitals feature
19th century masters
Piano works of Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Liszt are among
selections to be performed by students
in Master Piano Classes given by UBC
Extension   Department.
Students will give a series of six
public recitals Tuesdays and Thursdays in June in Brock Hall at 8 p.m.
Concert pianist Marie-Aimee War-
rot will instruct the advanced piano
classes which consist of private rehearsals with Mme. Wafrot and public performances of the work selected
for study. Page 4
U.B.C. REPORTS
June 1957
EMPIRE POOL is a cool place on a summer day. UBC School of Physical
Education offers swimming classes and private tuition for adults and children.
Pool is open every day.
5435 ballots
Senate election draws
record number of voters
Four new members were added to the UBC Senate and 11 former
members were re-elected for three year terms in elections held May 28.
A total of 5435 ballots were cast
in the largest Senate election in UBC's
history. The vote was 50 per cent
greater than in the last election—held
in 1954.
All UBC graduates were eligible to
vote in the election for members of
Senate. The Senate is the governing
body which has power over all
academic matters at the University.
NEW MEMBERS
New members of the Senate are:
Mrs. Annie M. Angus, member of the
Vancouver school board; Dr. Joseph
E. Kania, chairman of the Alumni
Association Education Committee;
Mrs. Pauline K. Ranta, vice-president
Alumni Association; and Arnold A.
Webster, former leader of the B. C.
CCF Party.
Re-elected to the Senate were: John
M. Buchanan, chairman of the board,
B. C. Packers Limited; Kenneth P.
Caple, regional director, CBC; Mr.
Justice J. V. Clyne;
Miss Mary M. Fallis, president, B.C.
Teachers Federation; J. Stuart Keate,
publisher, Victoria Times; Col. Harry
T. Logan, professor-emeritus of Classics; Mr. Justice Arthur E. Lord;
Dr. Ian McTaggart Cowan, head of
the Zoology Department; Dr. Walter
N. Sage, professor emeritus of History; Dr. Harry V. Warren, geology
professor; and Charles A. H. Wright,
of Consolidated Mining and Smelting,
Trail.
Legislature gives grads
Senate representation
UBC Alumni Association will be
officially represented on the University Senate through an amendment to
the University Act passed at a recent
sitting of the Legislature.
The amendment calls for "Three
members appointed by the Board of
Management of the Alumni Association of the University" to be appointed
to the Senate membership.
The Board of Management has
appointed three past presidents of the
Association, Nathan T. Nemetz, Q.C.,
Peter J. Sharp, and Mr. G. Dudley
Darling as Senate representatives.
Dr. J. F. Walker
represents UBC at
Victoria College
Dr. John F. Walker, Deputy Minister of Mines for British Columbia
has been appointed UBC representative on Victoria College Council.
Dr. Walker, a 1922-graduate in
applied science, will represent UBC's
Board of Governors and Senate on the
Victoria College Council for a four
year term starting June 1.
He replaces Mr. Stuart Keate, publisher of the Victoria Times, whose
term expires May 31.
U. of Alaska gives degree
to honor Dr. MacKenzie
President N. A. M. MacKenzie frankly expressed views of many
Canadians on relations between Canada and the United States when
he addressed graduating students at the University of Alaska.
An honorary Doctor of Laws Degree was conferred on Dr. MacKenzie by the Alaska university at the May graduation ceremonies.
"In the light of circumstances of the
contemporary world, I am glad that
you of the United States and not ourselves hold the outpost Alaska against
the pressures which may well increase
from the U.S.S.R. and the Orient", he
said.
On the question of the Alaskan panhandle Dr. MacKenzie said, "Quite
frankly as a Canadian I regret the
existence of the panhandle. Its existence in the present circumstances is a
serious obstacle to the effective development of northern British Columbia
and the Yukon."
He said it was important that Canada remain a separate and completely
independent nation despite social, economic and political influences from
the United States.
"We don't like Congressional Committees, particularly when these committees exceed what we believe to be
their legitimate areas of jurisdiction
and attempt to sit in judgement upon
the character and behaviour of Canadians," Dr. MacKenzie told the
students.
But of the overall relations between
the two countries Dr. MacKenzie
stated he felt it fortunate that the
United States was Canada's neighbour.
Class of '17 returns to
celebrate 40th birthday
Fifteen members of the graduating
class of 1917 attended Spring Congregation ceremonies.
Members of the class, of whom 30
are still living, returned to the campus
for their 40th anniversary. They were
among the University's second graduating class.
Class, president, Dr. John H.
Mennie, now professor of chemistry at
McGill University, travelled from
Montreal for the reunion, while valedictorian Mrs. Eric E. Swadell came
from her home in Oakland, California.
Other members of the class include
Mrs. Sherwood Lett, wife of UBC's
retiring chancellor, and Dr. C. H.
Wright of Trail.
lost souls
Grads wander
The Alumni Association is discovering some UBC grads tend to wander
when they leave their Alma Mater.
One has turned up in the North Pole,
another in South Africa.
They also. find that several grads
often  work  for the  same  company.
Below are more applied science
grads (B.A.Sc.) for whom the Alumni
Association has no addresses.
A form is provided at the bottom
of the page for you to fill in if you
know any of them.
Year of graduation follows name:
B. W. Cole, '50; Mrs. T. J. Collings,
'35; P. J. Collins, '50; Robert E. Cook,
'47; John Corbould, '51; A Coulson,
'39.
William H. Coulter, '52; F. W.
Coulthard, '52; Harold M. Coverdale,
M3; Eric G. Cowie, '50; E. B. Creber,
'51; Jacob Darcovich, '55; Raymond
Davies, '48; Trevor C. M. Davis, '39;
Alvin A. Day, '43; Lieut. F. J. Dayton,
'50; Arnold Wm. Dewhurst, '53;
George A. Dodman, '51; James W.
Donaldson, '33; Harold S. C. Dow,
'50; R. G. Duthie, '50.
Mrs. J. R. Eagle, '46; Leslie Edge-
worth, '49; Donald M. Edwards, '42;
R. Ellison, '33; Philip C. B. Emery,
'37; Floyd A. Eno, '50.
L. B. Evans, '50; Denis W. L. Fair-
bairn, '42; S. A. Falconer, '24; H. T.
Fargey, '42; Mrs. A. Marion Faris,
'51; Mrs. D. K. Faris, '23; Edward L.
Fearman, '51; Mrs. R. Fester, '40;
Frederick J. Field, '52; J. M. Forster-
Coull, '50; J. D. Frazee, '50.
Ronald E. Freed, '51; R. H. Freeman, '50; Andrew W. Fulton, '48;
Bernard E. Gagnon, '46; Daniel E.
Galbraith, '45; Wing Choi Gee, '46;
Lawrence E. George, '49; Leonard J.
Gibson, '51; V. A. Gilbert, '50; Arthur
D. Gordon, '43.
Robert N. Gordon, '48; William P.
Graves, '49; Denis Henry Gray, '42;
Walter J. Gray, '48; William H. Gray,
'22; Oliver J. Grenon, '54; James R.
Griffin, '55; Ennis E. Gulloch, '45;
Robert C. Hammersley, '42.
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