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MAY 2 6 1S59 PAGE TWO ;~, THE     UBYSSEY Tuesday, May 19, 1959
To The
is it or s,  G r a d u ate s
And  Students
I     University of British Columbia
The Gwtfflfflent of fhe Province of British
Columbia congratulates our University on the
fine contribution it has made to the development of the Province.
Of all the resources of BHfefc Oteife
we c ount as (palest m ywii^ echcaW irr the
cultural f radios of our past ^
science and technolo^f of the present-
Your Government through its Department
of Education, is most concerned      our \
school graduates enter the University well prepared for a higher education. Only is this possible if we have sufficient able and dedicated
young men and women trained for the teaching
profession. To all who are suited in ability and
personality, we commend the field of Education of teaching.
Hon. W. A. C. Bennett Hon. L. R. Peterson
Premier Minister of Education Tuesday, IVIay 19, 1959
Per Ardua Ad Astra
Girl Wins
Top Prize
The top student this year in
the Faculty of Arts and Science
is Marlene Rae Hunt of Victoria.
She receives the Governor
General's Gold Medal.
Marlene attended Victoria College for two years before entering UBC. At UBC she completed the final two years for her
B.A. degree. Always a top student, Marlene has ranked first in
each of her four University
years; and as well, won the
British Columbia Hotel Association Scholarship during that
time. This year, in addition to
the Gold Medal, she won the
Ahepa Prize of $100 for Proficiency in  Greek.
Marlene obtained her B.A. in
Classics, and next year she will
return to UBC to work towards
a Master's degree. She will serve
as. a teaching assistant in Classics
while studying for her M.A.
In extracurricular activities,
Marlene has been mainly active
in the Classics Club. She is also
an avid reader, and has a great
interest in music.
Although she has a very fine
scholastic record, teachers do
not consider her a bookworm,
and have described her as an
"all-round girl".
She will eventually teach, but
at just what level is presently
Photo by Campbell Studio
Gold Medal Award winner Marlene Rae Hunt of Victoria
led the class in Arts and Science. Marlene has ranked first
m all her four years in university and Victoria College. She
has won, also, the Ahepa prize for proficiency in Greek. She
obtained her B.A. in Glassies! Studies.
The gift of the 1959 Graduation Class to the University
will be a sum of money. Bill Davenport, the grad. class president, said he expected the gift to be in the region of $3,500.
The feeling of this years
graduates was strongly in favour
of a money gift. Next years fee
hike and the increasing difficulty, experienced by students, in
obtaining a well paid summer
job, were mainly responsible for
the choice. The money is earmarked for a busary which is to
be handled by Dean Gage.
First Bursary
This is the first time, in the
history of UBC, that a Graduating class has presented a bursary to the university, and only
the fourth time the gift has been
a sum of money. The classes o,t
1952, 1955 and 1956 donated
money for the Loan Fund.
Dean Gage said the bursary
was destined for students needing financial assistance who possessed a good academic standing.
The emphasis will be placed on
financial need rather than scholastic ability, but that the latter
standing will be carefully considered.
The money for the class gift
is part of the $7.00 graduation
fee, paid by each student in his
of the total fees after other class
final year. The gift is Jthe balance
expenses have been deducted.
Honorary President—
Dr. Rocke Robertson
Honorary Vice-President— \
Dean Dorothy Mawdsley
President—Bill  Davenport j
Vice-President—June  Brett
Secretary—Shelia MacDonald
Treasurer—Larry Lang       ■>
Social Convenor— *
David Taylor
Editorials—4 j »
Awards—3, 8, 14
Campus Expansion—10, 11
1956-59 Review—16, 17
Poem, Prophecy—S
Five   Honorary Degrees Conferred
The presidents of two universities are among
the five persons receiving honorary doctor of laws
degrees at UBC's spring congregation on May 19
and 20.
They are Dr. Charles E. Odegaard, president of
the University of Washington, and Dr. A. Davidson
•Dunton, president of Carleton University, Pttawa.
Others receiving honorary LL.D.'s are Frofes-
'. sor A. S. P. Woodhouse, head of the department of
English at University College at the Universrty of
Toronto, Professor Donald Creighton, head of the
University of Toronto's history department, and
Senator Donald Cameron, director of extension at
. the University of Alberta and director of the Banff
School of Advanced Management and Fine Arts.
Dr. Odegaard and Dr. Dunton became presidents of their respective universities in 1958.    Dr.
Odegaard, whose teaching field is medieval history,
came to Washington from the University of Michigan, where he had been deal of the college of literature, science and the arts since 19521 He is a
graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard University.
Dr. Dunton, who was chairman of the board
of governors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from T945 to 1958, succeeded Dr. C. T. Bissell
as president of Carleton University. Dr. Bissell is
now president of the University of Toronto.
Dr. Dunton is a former editor of the Montreal
Standard and during World War II was general
manager of the Wartime Information Board. He
is married to the former Kathleen Bingay of Vancouver, a graduate of UBC.
Dr. A. S. P. Woodhouse is a graduate    of the
University of Toronto, and Harvard University.
He became head of the English department at University College in 1948 and also heads Toronto's
school of graduate studies. He has written a number of books and is an expert on the English poet
Milton and the Puritan movement.
Senator Donald Cameron is a graduate of the
University of Alberta and is one of Canada's foremost adult educators. He was summoned to the
Canadian Senate in 1955.
Dr. Donald Creighton has been chairman of
Toronto's department of history since 1955"and «
well known for his biography of Canadian prime
minister Sir John A. Macdonald, which won him a
governor-general's award. He was educated at the
University of Toronto and Oxford.
Tuesday, May 19, 1959
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Published three times a week throughout the University year
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UaM»rsity.jpf B.C.
Telephones: Editorial offices, AL. 4404; Locals 12, 13 and 14;
Business offices, AL. 4404; Local 15.
Reporters and desk:   Allan Chernov, Helen Zukowski,
Tony Sheridan, Elaine Bissett, Wendy Barr.
Rosemary Kent-Barber, Brad Crawford and Shawn Harold.
Front Cover Photos by Norm Pearson .
Lately I have been trying to evaluate my years at U.B.C, trying to have some "thoughts"
on the still surprising fact that I am now a graduate. So far, I have reached only one conclusion, and that is that in these years I have come from a point. of believing a university
to be for me something of life-long necessity, to the point where I now believe that it is not
so much a necessity as a convenience, and as a convenience, it must be kept in its place.
I suppose these are not the most gracious of parting words, but if education still has as
its aim a preparation for fruitful living, my sentiments are indeed complimentary. For there
is nothing fruitful about a life which owes its existence to any human institution, be it as
great as a university, or as humble as a football team.
We have finally pulled through the fun and fury of a
■university education. The sheepskin is secure in our hands.
Now we leave the shelter of university life and step out into
The World. Life becomes our college. j
^':'M.-.;., ^
There are many decisions which face''us in taking The
. Step. Some of us may consider going to other countries. In
recent years an alarming number of university graduates have
been migrating southward. Not always because of the more
attractive salaries and a somewhat higher standard of living,
but sometimes simply because of greater opportunities in the
various spheres—economic, cultural and professional.
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Canada is a young, fast growing country. She needs the
support of those with the ability to help her in her growth.
As 1959 graduates we should stop to consider our obligation
to Canada and what we can do as university and professionally
trained Canadians to contribute to the welfare of Canada.
We should consider it a serious duty of ours to help
• Canada grow and to prepare her for future generations. This
is a duty of ours as a group, but even more so of each one
of us as an individual. That we feel and think "Canadian" is
important to the development of Canada, for we lack a
distinct "Canadianism" about us. It is becoming increasingly
important to «stablish our own identity and to maintain and
build our own special ways of .thought.
Potentially "Canadianism" exists, but a sense of identity
can hardly be achieved if "we simply take without giving. Why
*ncourage new Canadians to come to Canada if her own sons
and daughters leave for other countries?
C*wffdq seeds moye people to fully exploit her vast
resources. But. the number of new people which Canada can
absorb depends cm a certain ratio of natives to immigrants.
For, every Canadian who leaves Canada, the potential number
of absorbable immigrants may be reduced by 10, 15 or 2.0.
If Canada is tp grow and prosper Canadians must remain
in Canada to assimilate an ever greater influx of new potential Canadians. '
Canada is beginning to find herself. The old adage -of
Tuum Est does not end with our departure from UBC. For
Canada to achieve her rightful place among the nations of
the world "it is up to us". Canada is us and we are Canada.
She can only be what we make her.
The Chartered Institute of Secretaries of Joint Stock
Companies and other Public Bodies in British Columbia
offers the. ambitious young man of today an opportunity to
Qualify for professional membership in this Institute.
Membership is by way of examination in theory, practise, and by other practical tests, as laid down by the Syllabus. Those admitted by examination shall have the right to
use the designation "Chartered Secretary" and may use after
their name the initials signifying their status—F.C.I.S or
Those who desire to register as a student, should contact
Student Membership Chairman, Mr. R. C. Gibbs, F.C.I.S.,
3^80 St. George's Avenue, North Vancouver, or the Institute
Secretary, Mr. Stin Clarke. A.C.I.S., 1831—355 Burrard
Street, Vancouver 1. B.C.
Freedom is a strange lesson
to learn after the enforced reading of countless books and the
enforced hearing of so many millions of words. Until it is remembered that one wilingly
submits oneself to this discipline, it seems that the gifts of
the university are negative in
nature. When the discipline becomes something of choice, freedom) is the happy product, although not necessarily the solution,  of  the university life.
I have been wondering
whence came my old belief that
the university was a life-long
necessity, whether it was just
a quirk in me, or , whether
society has developed . an unnecessary dependence upon its
institutions of higher education.
I am wondering why I was guided throughout my school years
to the university, and not to the
search for sufficient prudence
and wisdom) to live fruitfully,
for the finding of which I. now
know the university to be but
one useful tool.
It is a strange society we have
that discounts the annorality of
a government in face of its astounding technical advance, that
submits without qualification to
the university the task of directing its children as to how to live
their lives. Those who question
these alarming tendencies are
shushed by the statistics of so
many beautiful bridges and brilliant science graduates.
I can only say thank goodness
that university faculties and various civil services still attract the
kind of people Who take on the
extra duties of becoming standards of morality and of guiding
wayward youth; perhaps it is
because the best of these people
have often been found on campuses that the trend has developed in the way it has. Of course,
that is only conjecture.
It has been these people, and
their seeming freedom within the
academic atmosphere, which has
been the most valuable library,
reference wwrk, and lecture for
me. They found the university
the most valuable repository for
their talents and abilities, and
having chosen it freely, were
free within its bounds. Their
existance is their own, and a
grasp of the value of this fact
has been my education at U.B.C.
Freedom has been the product, but the solution for all of
us lies in the years ahead. End
of valedictory.
by Dick Bibler
Wisp Of Memories
Ed. .Note: This timeless article was written by a Ubyssey Editor
in 1953. It has been periodically reproduced in Graduation
Editions ever since, and as a result we feel that in the interest
of the majority, it behooves us to reproduce it again. We
like IraHition.
It is spring Of '59 and the past four years have gone up in
smoke leaving only the wisp of memories and two extra letters
to your name. Th twenty^five odd hours of written exams, the
essay deadlines, the good books found, the conversation, the
parties and games, and the people met during those four years
at UBC have left their mark on the '59 graduates.
Time and again the sweetest and the most bitter memories
will return, but the years are done, their work completed. They
were the closing door of adolescence and the entrance to maturity. Now the press of an occupation, a family, the social
responsibility of the individual to his society replaces the lighter
duties of school life.
As freshmen, life was one great wonder—but a lot of fun.
During sophomore and junior years the work grew larger in
amount and more confusing in degree. By the beginning of fourth
year the goal was too close to forsake; and, besides, the disappointments were being forgotten, in favour of the more pleasant memories.
Now graduation is here and with it the awareness that this
is the last obligatory trip to the old campus, the last walk to
the Brock, the last opportunity to ignore the "Keep off the
Grass" sign. Today, the graduate receives his certificate: Baccalaureate: a bachelor;: the last step in a general education, first
step towards specialization. This is the time of parting, the final
goodbye, land now, the need for decision in a world certain only
of its motion.
University life can be of benefit to each person. It may not
prepare an individual for the business of industry but it can
make the business of life more meaningful. It imparts a zest to
living: an . appreciation of, and a sensitivity towards the ideas
extant in a world of action. That quality of acuteness is sufficient achievement for the general B.A. candidate. Being aware
of ideas and contemporary trends of thought and activity, their
sources and contemporary suitability is, in itself, the mark of
an adult. The power to evaluate, to adopt or discard, concepts
and ideologies, whether in literature, politics or the general
attitude toward life, signifies the maturity of mind found in a
well-rounded personality. That completeness of person is the
goal of a general education and the key to satisfaction. If the
years spent at UBC have in any way begun or completed that
movement towards maturity, they were not wasted years. Tuesday, May 19, 1959
Presidents Message
Congregation is a very special event in the calendar of
this University, one I personally anticipate with a great
deal of pleasure and satisfaction. It is perhaps the most
spectacular, the most exciting, and certainly the most rewarding of all days, since it
represents for the graduate the
culmination of four or more
years of hard work and material self-denial.
i Admission to Convocation is
one of those experiences that
you will all cherish throughout
the years, for each of you now
becomes, in a formal way, a
member of that community of
'human beings which, since the
Middle Ages, has considered
the products of man's intellect
and curiosity as the most
noble of his accomplishments.
Each of you must be conscious
of having realized a dream,
of having attained a goal; but,
at the same time, you must be
aware that what you have
learned in the classroom and
in the laboratory is but the
beginning of that long, complex and noble procedure
which is the education of a
For many of you the formal
aspects of education are'now
completed, but it is now your
duty and responsibility, on
the basis of the grounding
you have received, to round
out and complete the knowledge  you already  possess  by
a continuing programme of
reflection, study and meditation.
To all of you I offer my
warmest and sincerest congratulations on your achievement. I hope that you have
enjoyed your years at the
University of British Columbia, both academically and socially, and that this University will continue to hold a
place of special affection in
the hearts of you all. You will,
each of you, have built up
special friendships and associations with members of the
teaching staff, and I hope that
you will return as often as
you can to this campus to renew old   acquaintances.
Student President
As members of the 1959
graduating class you stand on
the threshold of a new and
challenging future. Setting
forth into your field of endeavour you carry with you a
store of memories enriched by
your years at U.B.C. Your
professors, who along with
being your teachers, were always ready to listen to your
problems, their understanding
and kindness will be long remembered. The friends with
whom you discussed the cam
pus crises over coffee in the
Brock or Caf, will not be readily forgotten. Most of all you
carry with you the teachings
and ideas of some of the finest scholars in the land.
Your relationship with the
university should not end
when you pass through the
'gates' as graduates. You have
completed your course and
you are assured of a place in
the sun. The University,
however, must continue its
work in the community, and
in  order  to  do   this   it  must
overcome many difficulties.
These problems can only be
conquered. through the support of its graduates and
friends in the community. I
urge you to give your wholehearted support to your alma
mater in the years ahead, so
that it can continue to meet
the challenge of higher education.
In bidding you farewell, I
wish you good fortune and a
successful and prosperous future.
Alumni Director
Graduation   is   a   time   for
congratulations, for a job successfully   completed,   ft  is   a
time  to look  back  and recall
those   moments    and    experiences   that   made   life   as   an
undergraduate  so  stimulating
and fruitful. It is also a time  '■■
to look forward, to new chal- i:
lenges   and   activities.   Those
who  have   gone   before,   your ■
fellow    alumni    everywhere,'" -
join  with your  Alumni Asso.-    ,
ciation in extending their best    '
wishes   for   every   success   in
your  chosen  field. They  also
welcome you as fellow members of a dynamic association
exercising a continuing interest   in   and  support   of   your
Alma Mater.
The friendships developed
over the past years can be
maintained through constant
contact, and your Alumni Of
fices provide this service
through it^: Alumni Chronicle.
Its pages , record the movements and progress of your
classmates, wherever they
may i go, whatever they may
do. The effectiveness of its
attempts is determined by the
degree to which you personally keep the office informed.
' The Association has had
a distinguished forty years as
a body, actively working in
support of University needs,
in doing so, alumni continue
to act on the motto, "Tuum
Est". It is more than a fund-
raising body, albeit this is an
integral part of its activities;
nor is it solely a promotion
of nostalgic social events.
Through its Board of Management, committees, branches
and divisions it plays a posi
tive constructive role. Its studies are designed to inform
graduates as to 'the problems,
realities and developments on,
this ever-changing campus. Its
periodic submissions to the
Administration and Govern-,
ment are an advisory function to put forward considered
opinions based on past personal experience.
You   as   a   graduate,   and
alumnus, are welcome to join
in and support this extensive
programme. Yours can continue to be a significant contribution—the iniative rests
with you, the Association welcomes your participation.
Through this channel, yours
can be a responsible effort on
behalf of the University of
B.C. in particular, and higher
education in general.
Incoming President
At graduation time one feels a
certain exhilaration towards the
prospect of at last going out into the world. We have received
a gift an, education in an atmosphere conducive to higher learning. There have been many hardships and distractions along the
way, the financial difficulty,
8:30's, coffee breaks, exams, first
traces of spring and many others
which have made our university
life a rich and rewarding experience.
One also feels a certain sadness at leaving the place which
has been the most important
factor in our lives for the past
four or five years. The university has been good to us and we
in turn should do our utmost to
repay this gift which has been
so freely given. If we sincerely
believe this we should support
the university in its future endeavours.
Rapidly increasing enrolment, lack of facilities, low
operating budget have been
some of the difficulties the university has encountered over the
past   few   years.  The   students
have contributed largely to the
success of the campaigns waged
to place the university in a more
prominent light in the eyes of
the people. I ask you not to
forget either the students remaining or this fight after
graduation. This is a golden opportunity to illustrate what an
education means to the community.
When we return to the campus for Open House twenty-five
years from now, what will we
find. PAGE SIX
Tuesday, May 19, 1959
We Leave Behind An Enviable Existence
Today we say goodbye to the
teachers and friends whom we
may never see again, and formally end pur undergraduate
lives. We leave behind an enviable existence, wherein, ac-
cording to tradition, we were
well insulated from the cares of
everyday life and were able to
view its problems, for at least
some months of each year,.with
intellectual detachment rather
than personal concern. To those
of you who had to make real
and continuing sacrifices to obtain your education and were
thus precluded from enjoying a
detached view of the problems
of life, go the respect and admiration of those who were
more fortunate. There is no
need for any of us to leave with
sadness, for the challenge of the
future lies ahead and we are
equipped with a little knowledge, coupled, we hope, with
some ability to use it, many
happy memories of our campus
lives, and the indelible imprint
of the dedicated men and
women who have shared their
knowledge with   us.
May    we    always    remember
the  benefits  we   have   received
and do our best to ensure that
none of those who follow are
needlessly denied the opportunities we have had merely for
want of funds or facilities. As
the frustrated leaders of our
community tell us, and we shall
soon find out for ourselves, our
society badly needs members
who are intellectually developed
enough to See beyond the front
of their automobiles to the dangers that lie ahead. Now that
our higher education is finished
it becomes our responsibility to
see that the same benefits are
passed   on   undiminished  to   an
Sincere Best Wishes
to  the
Graduating Class  of 1959
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even larger number of the next
generation. This responsibility
is based upon self-interest as
well as- more noble motives for
we shall be stil lalive, with a
bit of luck, in the society which
they will control.
Just before we join our fellow men in their lemming-like
march to an unknown fate, let
us take an objective view, perhaps for the last time, of the
problems we will face. The problems exist within the context
of what is known as the Atomic
Age—wherein man has learned
o control elemental forces before he has learned to control
himself. In North America the
necessity of deciding whether to
produce or perish has been eliminated by technology, which has
given   us   the  means   of   doing
1959 Rhodes Scholar
both. The prevailing philosophies of the age, if indeed they
can be called that, seem to be
materialism, cynicism, and dis-
llusion; while idealism is ap-
larently out of date. Dedica:
ion and selflessness have be-
:ome old-fashioned, and self-
gratification appears to have
been accepted as a legitimate
goal of life. Meanwhile the Lemming March goes on with an
atomic holocaust replacing the
Arctic Ocean as the waiting
You may well ask how we
are expected to fit into this
rather pessimistic picture. As
members of the first generation
raised into the Age of Opulence,
we will be expected to join in
Ihe search for answers to the
unique problems which surround
us, to eliminate the insular poverty existing in the midst of
plenty, and to remove the friction and unrest which exist in
every field of co-operative effort. Our predecessors have discovered how to produce almost
unlimited wealth and it remains
for us to find out how to use it.
Naturally, we are sure that
we are admirably equipped for
this task, having all the knowledge and training necessary to
solve the world's new problems
as well as some of the old in-
solubles carried forward from
prior ages. This graduation-
time awareness of our great understanding and unlimited capabilities might unfortunately
tend to make us somewhat smug
and superior of attitude. May we
have the good grace to keep our
smugness to ourselves for the
next few months, by which
'ime, if we are lucky, it will
have been knocked out of us
and we might have established
for ourselves the enviable reputation of being members of a
graduating class who realized
how  little  they  knew.
May we concentrate our efforts on building new ideals and
synthesizing our own beliefs
rather than attacking the honest
beliefs and well-meaning endeavors of others. May we ignore the negative pleasures of
cynicism, and search instead for
the satisfaction of constructive
thought. Our exertions, or those
of ten times our number, could
not be expected to alter the
course of national or world
events, but we may hope to be
an active part of a much wider
movement in search for peace
and understanding in the affairs of man.
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1050 West 6th Ave. Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, May 19, 1959
This is the Last Will and Testament of us, the Graduating Class of 1959, of the University of British Columbia,
being of undoubtedly educated and relatively sober minds
we hereby revoke all promises made in past thoughtless
days and declare this to be our last will and testament.
1. To the University — a bronze equestrian group type
statue of us.
2. To the Faculty — who need a little extra money, a copy
of Dal Grauer's shocking book, "How to make electricity and influence the students."
3. To Students' Council — an opportunity to assert what
is left of their authority.
- 4. To the Administration — our congratulations on the
remoteness of, and fortifications on, the new men's
5. To the Board of Governors — one hundred pieces of
6. To the Housing Administration — with their delights
in mass times — a copy of the Magna Carta.
7. To the Parking Commissionaires — a period of idleness.
8. To Malaya — an ambassador of goodwill, Desmond
9. To Buildings and Grounds — More buildings and less
10. To Premier Bennett — who likes to be inconspicuous,
an underground monorail from the new Faculty Club to
the B.C. Electric Building.
11. To the Sports Car Club — perimeter parking.
12. To Brock Hall, now adjacent to the Arts Building —
an ever increasing influx of noisy ill-clad artsmen.
13. To the Women's Dorms, ravaged by panty thieves —
peaceful co-existence.
Finally, we leave in trust our hope that those who follow
us will experience some of the intellectual adventures that
have been ours, and those who preceded us, in a University
blessed with a spirit of enlightenment and a tradition of
liberality, so conducive to that freedom of thought and expression which is the life blood of a free society.
Signed, published and declared in the presence of the
Graduating Class of 1959, as and for its class Will and
May, Nineteen Hundred and Fifty-Nine.
Photo by Atlas Studios
New Dean
Of Medicine
Dr. John F. McCreary, new
Dean of Medicine, will resign
as head of the UBC medical
school's department of paediatrics
He will remain as a professor
and continue to teach in paediatrics.
Dr. McCreary received his
medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1934 and
came to Vancouver to join the
medical  faculty  in   1951.
Foulks Heads
Faculty Ass'n
Dr. James G. Foulks has been
elected president of the University of British Columbia Faculty Association at the annual
general meeting held on the
campus Thursday,  April 9.
Miss Sadie M. Boyles was
named vice-president; Dr. D.
Kenny, secretary; Dr. F. K.
Bowers, treasurer. Members at
large include Dr. S. M. Jamie-
son, Dr. J. R. MacKay and Dr
W. L. Grant. Past president A.
W. R. Carrothers is association
representative on the faculty affairs committee.
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Tuesday, May 19, 1959
Graduate Award   Winners
by  Allan Chernov
Donald     Matsuba,     the     top j
graduate  in  the  School   of  Ar-'
chitecture, was born in British
Columbia,   but   now  makes   his i
home in Edmonton, Alberta.   He
has attended UBC for the past,
six years—one in the Faculty of
Arts  and  Science,   and  five  in \
the School of Architecture. '
His scholastic record has
been excellent. As well as
leading his class this year, he ,
made the top marks in his sec- '
ond and fourth years. This year
he was awarded the Powell River Company Limited Prize for
excellence in some aspect of
He will probably work in Toronto.
i Ralph Phelps, tops in the Agriculture graduating class,
lomes from Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. He completed high school
Ihere at Queen's Royal College.
, Ralph has been in the UBC
Faculty of Agriculture for the
full four years, and during that
time has been a consistently
good student, receiving in his
third year! the Dr. D. A. McKee
Memorial Prize.
He is very active in sports,
dbtaining last year his third Big
Block rewin for Soccer. This
■year he was awarded a Small
Block for help in managing the
Cricket  team.
Ralph is now working in the
Dairying Laboratory of the Faculty of Agriculture with Dr.
Campbell and Dr. Neilson.
Home Economics
This year, the top graduate
Of the Faculty of Home Economics is June Brett, a young
miss from Penticton.
June has gone through University on a Chris Spencer
Foundation Special Scholarship,
which was awarded upon high
school ""graduation. Under the
terms of this scholarship, she
has maintained a first class average throughout her University
career. As well, she has
won many other scholarships
throughout her undergraduate
This past year, June served
as President of the Home Economics  Undergraduate  Society.
Photos  by   Campbell
Lawrence Brahan, top man
in this year's graduating Law
Class, is quite a fellow. He
served in the Royal Canadian
Navy from 1946-1954, and saw
action in the Korean war. in
1954 he came to UBC, completed two years of Arts and
entered the Faculty of Law.
In addition to leading his
class, Lawrence has also taken
several other top awards: The
Canada Law Book Company
Prize for high standing in Conflict of Laws; The Carswell
Compahy Limited Prize for
highest standing in third year;
and the Samuel and Rebecca
Nemetz prize in Constitutional
Law for the highest standing in
that subject.
Lawrence is 30, married, but
has no children.
He has been accepted at Harvard University for post-graduate work in Law.
Arts and Science
Arthur Smith wins the University Medal for Arts and Science as head of the graduating
class in the Science groups in
the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Arthur has been put through
University by a Chris Spencer
Foundation Special Scholarship
which he won upon graduation
from High School. To renew
this scholarship each year, the
student must obtain a first class
average, which Arthur has managed to do. His top marks have
come in Physics and Mathematics.
Arthur also excels at sports,
having played on the Varsity
English Rugby squad.
He has been awarded a National Research Council Bursary to continue his studies in
post-graduate work, which he
will probably undertake at
UBC next year.
The Hamber Gold Medal, for
the student with the outstanding
overall record in the four-year
course in Medicine, went this
year to 25-year old John Birch.
John took two years of his
high school training in Summer-
land and completed it at Richmond Jr.^Sr. High School. In
his pre-medical training in Arts
and Science at UBC he compiled an outstanding scholastic
record. He led the medical
class in his third year.
In extra-curricular activities,
John was advertising manager
for the Varsity Christian Fellowship, and was very active
in Mamooks and the Pre-Med
He will interne next year at
the Royal Victoria Hospital in
Montreal}    •'/■■'•••    "■     *•■■
John Harris missed leading
his graduating class this year
by 1%, but he didn't miss the
other three years, and so was
awarded the Canadian Institute
of Forestry Medal for the best
all-round record in Professional
Forestry.     ^
In his earlier years, John was
very active in the Junior For-
sst Warden program. He now
takes a very great interest in
the Canadian Forestry Association.
John is presently employed
by the Department of Agriculture of the Federal Government, and is doing work on
forest   entymology.
Harvey Sanders, the head of
the graduating class in Pharmacy, has had a ten-year gap in
his University training. He
went to McGill around 1946-
1947, where he completed two
years in Commerce. He came
to UBC in 1956-57, and entered
the Faculty of Pharmacy.
Harvey has had high standing i
in   all   his   years   in Pharmacy.
Last year he  was  awarded the
Pculenc   Scholarship     for  best \
record iri first and second years ,
in Pharmacy.   This year he was
awarded the Cunningham  Prize
for   outstanding   record   in   all
years of Pharmacy, and a Merck i
Award,   special   books   for   the j
highest standing in Pharmaceu-,
tical Chemistry.
Granting of the Warner-Lambert Research Fellowship in
Pharmacy of $1200 will allow
Harvey to continue with postgraduate work in Pharmacy at
UBC next year.
Applied Science
Kenneth Wilson has been
leading his Engineering class
every year since entering the
Faculty of Applied Science, and
this year is no exception. He
is the winner of the Association of Professional Engineers
Gold Medal for being the top-
ranking student among graduating engineers. Kenneth is receiving his degree in Civil En-
| gineering.
I     To  add to his already many
honors,   Kenneth  has  been also
! awarded   an     Athlone   Fellow-
| ship  — the   Engineer's  Rhodes
Scholarship.     This     Fellowship
provides fees, maintenance and
passage   for   the   recipient     to
study engineering in the United
Kingdom.    As with the  Rhodes
Scholarship,   the   Athlone   Fellowship  is chosen not only for
marks, but also on the basis of
outside   activities and  personality.
Kenneth  makes  his  home  in
' PhMBiaey
Physical  Education
I     Sydney,     Australia,     is     the
jhome of this year's head of the
Physical   Education   graduating
j class, John Dennison.    John has
won   the   Canadian   Association
for Health,   Physical   Education
and Recreation  Prize.
1     John has been at UBC for two
I years, and during that time has
i been very active. His main interests  are   English Rugby  and
Cricket, and he has been a very
able assistant coach to the English Rugby team.
Last year he also led his class,
and next year he plans to enroll
at UBC to work for his Master's
degree in Physical Education.
He is working this summer as
a swimming instructor for  the
Air Force.7       ' 7 * ■ •    > ■    ■■■ Tuesday, May 19, 1959
UN Center
on Campus
A regional training center for
recipients of United Nations
Fellowships and Scholarships
will be established here on
June  1st.
The center will supervise the
scholars and fellows assigned to
it under the United Nations
Technical  Assistance   program.
A tripartite agreement between the United Nations, the
Government of Canada and the
University of British Columbia
establishing the center was formulated by Dr. Hugh Keenley-
side, the UN's under-secretary
for public administration (and
head of its Executive Operations Service.
Those awarded these UN fellowships and scholarships are
drawn from government and
industry in developing countries and require advanced
training in established industrial and governmental agencies.
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and Thanks to our many
patrons from the university
for their patronage.
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Expansion Booms 'The Pasi
New Residence  Block
Valued At $1705,000
Under construction at the present time is the new men's
residence development pictured at completion in the artist's
sketch above.
The residencce block will be
valued at $1,705,000.
The building site is located on
Marine Drive by the Japanese
gardens project and will consist
of three dormitory sections and
a central block. The block will
consist of a large joint dining
area, lounge, recreational and
game rooms. Plans also exist for
a tennis court area.
At present three units are under construction with two opening in September. The blocks
will house one hundred students
each and will contain double
and single rooms comparable to
the present girls' dormitories.
Total money spent to date on
residences is $1,714,000.
Two new parking lots will
be initiated into the  general
development   plan   for   perimeter parking.
Parking facilities will eventually   ring   the   campus   leaving tne whole teaching center
strictly   to   the walking   campus.
The new lots approved by
the Board will each provide
accommodation for 600 cars
bringing the campus parking
accommodation up to 4,000
Ten Year Plan In
Construction Boon
Graduates—"the past year has
been but prologue."
^Mother Development Fund's
little prodigies are springing up
all over the campus. Like June,
your campus is "busting out all
Aflame you have to leave.
The plan for campus develop-
Plan Starts
j Ground clearing has begun
for the development of an authentic Japanese garden to re-
' place the now obsolete garden
i located near the men's residences.
|     A   noted   Japanese   landscape
architect,  Kannosuke  Mori,  lec-
'turer  in  landscape  architecture
at   the   college   of   horticulture
i at   Chiba   University   has   been
selected   by   the   Japanese   gov-
i ernment   to   supervise  the   project.
1 The three-acre garden, which
; will be located between the new
i residence development and the
International House, will incorporate the memorial to Dr. Ni-
1 tobe, a Christian educator who
jdied in B.C. during a visit in
Members of the Japanese Canadian Citizens Association will
assist in the project and hope
to have. Japanese "gardeners in
the Vancouver- area contribute
one days work each toward the
ment will extend over a per
of ten years and will invo
the spending of $35,000,000
provide facilities for the exp<
*d enrollment of 15,000 m 19
F:und sources of the "boo
consist of: a one million dol
grant per year from the Prov
cial government, the UBC :
velopment objective of $:
000,000 which will be matcl
by the provincial governn*
and a possible $5,000,000 gr;
from  the Canada  Council.
ADDITIOr Tuesday, May T9> 19.5£
Has  Been  But Prologue'
Architects have begun preliminary plans for a new
arts centre on the campus to include an art gallery, an
anthropology museum, a small theatre and space for the
schools of music and architecture.
It will be located on the north end of the main parking lot across from the faculty club.
The centre will probably be made up of a group of
buildings so that expansion may be undertaken in the
future. Funds for the construction of the centre will be
made available from the UBC development fund and provincial goveimnijent grants'.
Construction is scheduled to begin some time next
Science Buildings
Sprout Wings
Currently under construction and scheduled to open in
September are wing additions to the Chemistry and Biological
Sciences buildings.
The new chemistry annex,
costing $1,324,000, will relieve
one of the most crowded centres
on the campus. The 4-storey
wing will mainly consist of laboratories and class-rooms, and is
located on the south side of the
The four - storey Biological
Sciences addition will also servo
the purely academic function of
relieving severely overcrowded
class-room space. The building
is valued at $920,000 and will
consist of laboratories, classrooms and faculty offices.
Contracts for the $1,500,000
proposed wing addition to the
library will be let in July. Construction will begin before September.
The new wing is expected to
double present seating accommodation and will contain a new
stack area. The main room will
consist of an open shelf reading
room for undergraduates similar
to that of the Vancouver Public
Library. There will be special
rooms for the engineering and
medical libraries. Additional
special collection rooms will
house the Chinese collection of
45,000 i volumes purchased this
year and the Canadiana purchase
last year: of 20,000 volumes.
.Construction -oh the library is
expected to be completed next
A number of projects still in
the initial stages will be launched within a year. ;      *
Plans for a $500,000 Pharmacy building to provide classrooms, laboratories and office
space for the Faculty of Pharmacy has been approved by the
Board of Governors.
The new building will be situated on University boulevard
at the south end of the Wesbrook building, and will be connected to the Wesbrook building by corridor links on each
floor. Construction is expected
to begin this year  ,
Contracts for the new Medical
Science project valued at $2,-
000,000 will be awarded this
The plan will consist of
building groups to cope with expansion in the future and to
eventually become the site of
the University medical school.
It will contain special medical
equipment including the new
electron microscope donated to
the university last year.
-The building will be- located
on the free area across from the
War Memorial Gym.
Faculty Club
To Open In
N e a r i n g completion and
scheduled to open in mid-June
is the new $600,000 Faculty
Funds for the construction of
the club were a gift of Mr. and
Mrs.   Leon Koerner.
It will serve as a social center and as a private club for
members of the Faculty. In addition xo its function as a social
area, the club provides accommodation for prominent campus
visitors and dignitaries.
The three-storey club will also
maintain a dining room and a
smaller snack bar, numerous
lounges, sitting- rooms and a rec-
creation  area.
Grounds surrounding the club
will be re-landscaped to blend
in with the club architecture.
These plans include a new look-
iout by the flagpole and a rose
When you have looked at exciting plans for new buildings,
are you left still wondering
whether the education authorities really care about the inner
Above are pictured buildings
designed to care for the appetite
of the scientist, the artist, the
philospher and the linguist.
But where is a resting place,
even a lowly one, for the drinking man!
" Fie, fellows, fie. For malt does
more than Peterson can to justify Bennett's ways to man. PAGE TWELVE
Tuesday, May 19, 1959
A Lawyer Looks
Into The Future
Having been conditioned by three years of Law, I find
myself looking into the future in terms of the Law. No doubt
all of us will, at one time or another, have our day in court. I
can easily imagine, twenty years from now, entering a court
room and finding many of our graduating class there seeking
to find and seeking to avoid justice.
The Judge,    a    rather seedy<$>
looking police court magistrate
Wearing a blue turtle neck
sweater under his judicial robe
is unmistakeaibly Jack Giles
(Law '59). Graham Moseley
(Law '59); a stooped, bushy eye-
browed and frowning Persecuting Attorney; is shaking his
gnarled fist at the quaking jury.
The prisoner, undaunted by
Moseley's accusations, is a thin,
dapper man wearing a brightly
Chequered suit and clutching a
black umbrella. It is Desmond
Fitzgerald (Arts '59) on trial for
Photo by Atlas Studios
publishing smutty literature.
Defending Fitzgerald is a fat,
beaming lawyer — the People's
Lawyer •—who serves all causes
of the common man. This is of
course Ben Tre*ino (Law '59),
whose continuous grin is his
client's best defence.
Dragging the next victim in,
is a tall, thin man wearing a
ragged red sweater underneath
his uniform. Alan Brown (Engineering '59) has realized his
secret ambition and is now a
policeman! His prisoner is sputtering Peter Haskins (Forestry
'59) who, having found consulting Forestry unprofitable, has
turned to Sales and as a result,
has been charged with selling
pencils without a licence. He
of course protests his innocence.
His latent moustache trembling,
he points an accusing finger at
Mike Wilkins (Forestry '59). "It
was all his idea, he was the
brains, I was merely a pencil
'pusher'". Wilkins of course,
has his usual angelic look on his
Sitting demurely in the prisoner's dock, awaiting trial, is
Barb Leith (Commerce '59). She
is up for fraud, having sold a
50% interest in a fighter for
$2,000 to Ted Golf (Education
'59). Ted found out afterward
that his fighter was so punch
drunk that he wore his gloves
to toed with him in order to be
ready when the alarm went off
in the morning. The fighter,
Don Shore (Physical Education
'59), in sweat pants and sneakers
is dancing about behind them,
jabbing at Marco Anderegg
(Arch. '59), who is desperately
trying to measure the curves of
Share's cauliflower ears. He
wants to incorporate them into
his latest design for a CBC Center.
Charles Connaghan (Arts '59)
is also awaiting trial. He was
caught selling tickets to last
year's Irish Sweepstake in Hudson's Bay. June Brett (Home
Ec. '59) laid the complaint. She
said he kept interrupting her
while she gave her demonstration sales pitch for Fitch's rug
cleaner. Apparently Connaghan, dressed in a green suit, kept
popping up in her cauldron of
rug cleaner, shouting: "Oiye got
a goud thang heare, be gorra!"
Red-faced Jim McFarlan (Arts
'59) in a Salvation Army uniform, is quietly reading the
Bible to Judy Harker (Arts '59)
who is facing her 38th shop lifting charge. McFarlan's assistant is Anne Steele (Nursing '59)
who is passing the hat around
the courtroom taking a collection for Judy's bail.
Rock and roll disc jockey and
teen age idol Bill Ballentine
(Arts '59) is in court today seeking damages after his voice finally changed When he consumed
a bottle of "Guaranteed Throat
Ease" which he bought from a
door to door salesman, Ken Halt-
lin (Medicine '59).
VON nurse Sheila MacDonald
(Nursing '59) is seeking the custody of George Ross's (Engineering '59) 17 children. It seems he
feeds them nothing but beer.
Truant officer. Eye Grimsion,
(Education '59) says the kids
skip school because of their
But I must hasten on now to
serve my own sentence, and so,
passing super salesman Dick Ca-
vaye (Commerce '59) who is now
renting cushions at the door,
and avoiding Bill Thomas (Medicine '59) who is studying the
Kinsey Report on the steps in
order to give some expert evidence, I leave the courtroom and
the future.
C. M. JEFFERY (Law '59)
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Grants For
The Leon and Thea Koerner
Foundation has approved 39
grants totalling $71,720 for projects in the fields of higher education, health and welfare cultural activities and medical research.
Breakdown of grants, which
were announced today by Dr.
Norman MacKenzie, chairman
of the Foundation's board of
governers, is as follows: higher
education—20 grants totalling
$37,250; health and welfare—
three grants totalling $7,320;
cultural activities—11 grants totalling $17,150, and medical research—five grants totalling
Largest single grant of $5000
was made to the Community
Chest and Councils of Greater
Vancouver. The grant is the second installment of a $10,000
grant to allow the organization
to carry on research in the field
of health and welfare.
Other B.C. organizations
which received grants were Haz-
elton public library, the White
Rock Players, Victoria College,
and the Nelson school of fine
. The,Foundation.was established in 1956 with a $1,000,000 gift
from Mr. and Mrs. Leon Koerner. Mir, Koerner is the retired
president of- the Alaska Pine
Co. Grants totalled $78,200 in
1958, $69,322 in 1957 and $69,-
500 in 1956.
Additional grants will be announced by the Foundation in
the autumn.
An American dancer and a
former member of the Martha
Graham company, Miss Jean
Erdman, will direct the university's summer school of the
dance from June 29 to July
Miss Erdman will teach
courses in national dance
styles, dance history, movement and analysis, and dance
for the theatre.
An evening recital on July
24 will be staged by students
attending the school, and Miss
Erdman will give a solo recital on July 21.
So shall we return in the gathering dusk
To our campus, to wistfully watch
The familiar patterns in Brock?
The hurrying, the scurrying, the differing ways
That were ours in our past.   Will we come
Back to say, "It was never like this!"
Will UBC change, or stay constant?
Will it function at all without us?
And our plans and our schemes.
And what will become of the caf without us?
And the stacks where we met and we sat
Forever discussing the world and all that.
Can the Frosh?   Can these children
Be trusted to solve Life and Illusion,
Reality?    Culture Equations and Death?
We have talked, we have known,
We have solved, we have learned,
And we go.   We li#ave for the world.
;:  ij. V ■':.■
But what is the world?   And what is "real life?"
And real Business? Careers? And "grown-up?"
Do we really feel better with new Latin names?
By doors slamming shut on a day filled with- flowers
And gowns and degrees?   Are we lost
Without maps for the future?   And plans?
What's going to happen?
Where can we go?
What's going to happen?
We have left, we have cut out ourselves off
From this shelter, from friends,
From the books and their windows.
Are we frightened?   Cutting birth-cords <
Of our wish and our efforts and aims,
Still-wet embryos hastening to leave.
Will the future go well?
Will" we live with such joy
And such hope in "real life?"
These questions are lurking behind our degrees
And our smiles, on this day filled with flowers.
For we think, not just forward, but back.
Can our motto, our teams and our clubs
Survive without us?    Can our plans
Be left to the Frosh?   To the young?
The doors have slammed shut,
And our places are filled,
The embryos dry.
Will we really return in some busy dawn
To this campus?   And take time to stare
At the alien?   The different?   At Varsity ways?.
Having gone forward once with some faith
In the future.   Believing in choice
And the freedom of work.   The freedom of Age.
They are calling us yonder,
Alma Mater, Farewell!
Alma Mater, Farewell. Tuesday, May 19, 1959
"A Year Like
Any Other Year
1958-59   —   "a year like any other year"   —   or was it?
Apart from being the year of our graduation, did it possess
elements of greatness or at least of sufficient uniqueness to set
it apart from the fifty years of U.B.C. history that preceded it
and the many more that will follow? Fortunately, this is a
question which need not be answered here, for the job of a
Class Historian is merely to record the events of his year objectively, leaving it for the Colonel Logan's of the future to
place them in their proper perspective in the overall history
of the University.*
(* See the bi-centennial history of the University, Tuum
Est, by Col. Harry T. Logan,
Mitchell Press, 1958).
But objective as an account
of this brevity may attempt to
be, it cannot help but become
subjective by the selection of
events to be recorded. In years
to come, different students will
recall 1958-59 for different reasons.
— Charlie Connaghan and
many others will remember the
unsuccessful struggle against a
fee increase;
— Arts graduates will recall
the opening of the Buchanan
Building with its broad courtyards and many colored classrooms;
— Science and Engineering
graduates, remembering the perpetual seas of mud to be crossed
between lectures, will think of
the construction begun on the extensions to the Chemistry Building and Libary;
'— Residents of Fort and Acadia Camps will recall looking
wistfully at the new Men's Residences springing up along Marine Drive and toying with the
idea of failing their year so as
to enjoy the prospect of comfort they promised;
— Those from foreign countries will remember the visit of
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt to open
.^an International House that is
the envy of all Canadian universities;
— Nursing graduates will remember the fate of one of their
number who dared to kiss her
boy friend good-bye without
waiting for the cloak of darkness;
— Graduates in Medicine will
recall their Faculty's foray into
the field of musical comedy with
a touch of politics thrown in;
— And a few will be unable
to forget the decree of the Student Court that the Brock Hall
Art Collection was not meant to
form the nucleus of private exhibitions.
The year got underway in
September with a special Jubilee
celebration marking the 50th
Anniversary of the passing of
the University Act in 1908. Centered around the formal opening
of the Buchanan Building by the
Premier on one of his frequent
visits to the campus, the celebrar
tion took the form of a week-
long Symposium, highlighted by
two Special Congregations at
which honorary degrees were
presented to outstanding men in
the fields of education, politics
and public service.
The Fall Term continued with
the usual  succession of events:
a week of Frosh Orientation
during which no loss of life was
reported; a Leadership Conference bigger and wetter than its
founders had contemplated; and
a national conference — this
year, of the World University
Service of Canada — during
which it rained continually,
causing eastern delegates to relegate descriptions of mountains
on the North Shore to the category of old Indian myths. And
with the close of the football
season, UBC's participation in
the Evergreen Conference football league came to an end.
A    more    serious    nole    was
struck in November, when it
first became obvious that fees
would be raised at the end of
the year unless the Provincial
Government were to provide the
increased sums necessary to
meet the University's operating
budget;; An extensive student
letter-Writing campaign over the
Christmas vacation helped to
bring about a Government scholarship and loan system, but failed to demonstrate that public
opinion was overwhelmingly in
favor of a greater degree of subsidization for the University.
The budget requirements were
not met, and in March, President
MacKenzie, a staunch advocate
of lower rather than higher fees,
regretfully announced a fee increase of one hundred dollars
across the board. As the President suggested later, the responsibility for the increase had to
be laid at the feet of the people
of the Province who fail to appreciate the true role and nature
of higher education.
With the coming    of    spring,
two diverting student productions delighted the campus, Mus-
sic's "The Boy Friend, and the
Players' Club's "Charley's Aunt"
— while panty raids in the residences delighted the female inhabitants, if not Dean Shrum.
The Ubyssey, perennially in
hot water, jumped into boiling
oil with its "goon edition" which
drew charges ranging from incompetence to sacrilege and had
repercussions not yet fully resolved.
And finally, no history of the
year would be complete without
recording the promise of more
entertaining afternoon lectures
held out to future generations of
students by the bar in the new
Faculty Club.
This, then, is a short and selective account of 1958-59, the significance of which, for us at
least, will increase as the years
go by.
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Rev. D. C. McCoull, winner
of eight prizes and scholarships,
was the outstanding student at
the annual convocation of the
Anglican Theological College of
British Columbia.
Rev. McCoull is an assistant
priest at St. John's Church,
Shaughnessy, in Vancouver.
Two other prize-winners in
the graduation class were Rev.
G. M. Rumsey, awarded the
Percy Jex memorial for second
prize, final year, and the Seymour prize for the student contributing most to the spirit of
the College; and Rev. E. D.
Powell, awarded the Dart-Silli-
toe scholarship.
The prize list also included
Mr. H, E. Admas, Mr. J. A. M.
Moir, and Mr. E. S. Gale.
The degree of Licentiate of
Theology was conferred on A.
H. Hives of Edmonton and A.
F. Greenwood of Vancouver.
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Tuesday, May 19, 1959-
t -> "The Governor-General's Gold Medal (head of the graduating
¥lass in the Faculty of Arts arid Science, B.A. and B.Sc. degrees):
Marlene Rae Hunt (Victoria).
The Wilfrid Sadler Memorial Gold Medal (head of the gradu
atihg class in the Faculty of Agriculture, B.S.A. degree). Halpl
Howard Phelps (Trinidad).
The Association of Professional Engineers Gold Medal (head
of the graduating class in the Faculty of Applied Science, B.A.Sc
degree): Kenneth Charles Wilson (Vancouver, with honourable
mention for Thomas Ray Meadowcrofl (Vancouver).
The Kiwanis Club Gold Medal and Prize ($751 (head of tb-
graduating class in the Faculty of Commerce, B.Com. degree):
John Forbes Helliwell (Vancouver).
The University Medal for Arts and Science (head of the
graduating class in the Faculty of Arts and Science, science
group, B.A. and B.Sc. degrees): Arthur John Stewart Smith
The Law Society Gold Medal and Prize (call and admission
fee) (head of the graduating class in the Faculty of Law, LL.B.
degree): Lawrence Colbourne Brahan (Vancouver).
The Hamber Gold Medal and Prize ($250) (head of the
graduating class in the Faculty of Medicine, M.D. degree): John
Robert Birch (Vancouver).
The Horner Gold Medal for Pharmacy (head of the graduating class in the Faculty of Pharmacy, B.S.P. degree): Harvey
David Sanders   (Vancouver).
The Home Economics Graduation Prize ($50) (head of the
graduating class iri the School of Home Economics, B.H.E. degree): Carol June Elizabeth Brett (Penticton).
The Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education.
and Recreation Prize (head of the graduating class in the School
of Physical Education, B.P.E. degree): John David Dennison
The Canadian Institute of Forestry Medal (best all-round
record in professional forestry, B.S.F. or B.A.Sc. course, in
Studies and activities):  John  Walter  E<iwin Harris  (Vancouver).
The H. R. MacMillan Prize in Forestry, $100 (head of the
graduating class in the Faculty of Forestry, B.S.F. degree). Albert
James Kayll (Vancouver). „,,.,"',    .
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal (head of
the graduating class in the School of Architecture, B.Arch degree): Donald Matsuba (Alberta).
The Laura Holland Scholarship, $300 (head of the graduating class, School of Social Work, for the B.S.W. degree, and
continuing for M.S.W. degree): (Mrs.}_Helga Maria Gertrud Hicks
The Moe and Leah Chetkow Memorial Prize, $100 (head of
the graduating class in the School of Social Work, M.S.W. degree): Joyce Fairchild Rolston (Vancouver).
Special Price, $50 (head of the graduating class in the Fifth
Year class, Sopron Division, Faculty of Forestry): (Mrs.) Judith
Balintfy (Vancouver).
i        John Forbes Helliwell (Vancouver).
Canadian Association of Geographers Book Prize (proficiency
in Geography). James William Maxwell (Burnaby).
The Lefevre Gold Medal and Scholarship (approx. $12o)
(proficiency in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering). John Wilson
Quail (United States). .
The Morris Belkin Prize, $100 (best essay in- field of Freudian
Psychology):  June  Margaret Smith  (Vancouver).
Summer School in German, Reed College, Scholarship (from
the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation), $350: (Mrs.) Margaret
June Johnston Keddis (Vancouver).
The United Nations Prize, $50 (most significant contribution
during the session in furthering the aims and objectives of the
United Nations): Margaret Mary Lavell Leeson (Vancouver)
The University Essav Prize, S25 (best essay submitted to
the Department of English): Keith Darrel Eccleston (Alberta).
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Here are some more award
winners deserving of special
In the Faculty of Applied
Science, Thomas Ray Meadow-
croft of Vancouver received
honourable mention for the Association of Professional Engineers Gold Medal. He attended
UBC on a Chris Spencer Foundation Special Scholarship, and
this year was awarded an
Athlone Fellowship. He will go
to the United Kingdom with
Kenneth Wilson, to whom he
,was runner-up for the Gold
In Forestry, Albert James
Kayll of Vancouver topped the
graduating class and was awarded the H. R. MacMillan Prize in
Forestry. This is the first year
he has headed the class. He also
won a $1000 Scholarship to Duke
University to do Post-Graduate
work in Forest Ecology.
In the School of Social Work,
Mrs. Helga Maria Gertrude
Hicks won the Laura Holland
Scholarship of $300 for heading
the graduating class for the
Bachelor of Social Work degree
and continuing for the M.S.W.
degree. Also in the School of
Social Work, Joan Fairchild
Rolston was awarded the Moe
and Leah Chetkow Memorial
Prize for heading the graduating
class for the Master of Social
Work degree.
A special prize of S50 was
awarded to the head of the
graduating class in the Fifth
year class Sopron Division,
Faculty of Forestry. The winner
is Mrs. Judith Balintfy of Vancouver.
The Architectural Institute of -Canada Prize, books to value
of approx. $66 ?nd an award of merit (outstanding in architect
tural design and high ■ academic standing). Gene Kinoshiia (Slocan
British Columbia Lumber Manufacturers' Association Prize
in Architecture, $100 (general proficiency and special aptitude
lor use of wood in specific project): Albert Lee (Vancouver).
Northwest Plaster Bureau Scholarship, $250 (outstanding in
aspects of profession of architecture): Walter John Carfrae (Vancouver).
Powell River Company Limited Prize, $25 (for excellence
in some aspect of planning): Donald Matsuba (Alberta).
The Ahepa Prize, $100 (proficiency in Greek, Honours in
Classics): Marlene Rae Hunt (Victoria).
The Armstead Prize in Biology and Botany, $50 (scholastic
achievement in the Honours Course): Donald Emannuel La Berge
The David Bolocan Memorial Prize, $25: Marilyn John
Thomas (Nanaimo).
French Government Medal and Book Prize (proficiency in
French).  Alvin  Earle John Ford (Victoria).
The Canadian Forest Products Ltd. Prize, $100 (good record
in final two years of Forest Engineering): Charles H. G. Iverson
The Engineering Institute of Canada (Vancouver Branch)
Walter Moberly Memorial Prize. $50 (outstanding engineering
report or thesis):  John Spencer  MacDonald  (New Westminster).
Engineering Report and Thesis Prizes, $50 each (outstanding
reports or theses). Robert George Auld (Vancouver). Donald William Hyndman (Vancouver).
The Heavy Construction Association of B.C. Gr?duat:on
Prize, $50 (highest standing in subject of highway engineering):
Kenneth Marvin Richmond (Vancouver).
The H. R. MacMillan Prize in Forest Engineering. $100
(highest standing in Forest Engineering): Charles H. G. Iverson
Machine Design Prize, $25 (best design in Mechanical Engineering 463): Donald Edwin Coltman (Vancouver).
Timber Preservers Limited Prizes (best plans and specifications of a structure of treated timber): First Prize, $75—Andrew
John Montador (Wellington), Second Prize, $50—Cyril Michael
B. Robson (Victoria), Third Prize, $30—Edward Donald Bridg-
man (Vancouver). Merit Prizes, $15 each— Russell McLeod Lindsay (Manitoba), Earl Albert Lund (Prince George), Peter Alex
Shields (Vancouver).
The B.C.D.A. Scholarship in Dietetics, $100 (proficiency dietetic major, proceeding to interneship in Canada). Olga Rumen
Te B.C. Electric Company Service Award in Home Economics
($100 a month for twelve-month interneship in Home Economics
Service Centre of the B.C. Electric Company): Patricia Joy Over-
hill (Revelstoke).
The British Columbia Parent-Teacher Federation Scholarship, $100 (proficiency, proceeding to teacher training at University of B.C. in the fall): Diana Ardella Taipalus (New Westminster).
The Lillian Mae Westcott Prize, equipment to value of
approx. $60 (outstanding in area of clothing and textiles): Patricia
Ruth Ann Laidman (New Westminster).
The Singer Sewing Machine Co. Prize, portable electric
Singer Sewing Machine (high ranking student in field of clothing): Sherrolyn Rose Berkey (Burnaby).
The Allan S. Gregory Memorial Prize, $25 each (merit in
Moot Court work): Eric Peter Graham Moseley (Vancouver),
David Herbert Vickers (North Vancouver).
The Canada Law Book Company Prize, books (high standing
in subject Conflict of Laws): Lawrence Colbourne Brahan (Vancouver).
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John Helliwell this year's
Rhodes Scholar and Class of '59
Valedictorian, is also the highest-
ranking graduating student in
the Faculty of Commerce. He
wins the Kiwanis Club Gold
Medal and Prize.
John has been very active in
campus affairs throughout his
University years. This year he
did a remarkably successful job
in handling the very responsible
position of AMS Treasurer.
Winning scholarships and
awards is nothing new to John,
as he has previously won seven
as an undergraduate in the
Faculty of Commerce.
At Oxford, where his Rhodes
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(Continued from page 14)
The Canada Permanent Mortgage Corporation Prizes, $25
each {highest standing in course on Mortgages): Jack Anthony
McCrossan (Vancouver), David Herbert Vickers (North Vancouver).
The Garswell Company Limited Prize, books to value of
$20 (highest standing in Third Year): Lawrence Colr,urne Brahan
The S3muel and Rebecca Nemetz Prize in Constitutional
Law, $50 (highest standing in Constitutional Law): Lawrence
Colbourne  Brahan (Vancouver).
Special Awards, $25 each (proficiency in course on Mortgages): Jack Anthony McCrossan (Vancouver), David Herbert
Vickers  (North Vancouver).
The Ayerst, McKenna & Harrison Prize, $200 (highest
standing in the combined subjects of obstetrics and gynaecology):
H. Michael Bell (Vancouver).
The Ciba Prize in Psychiatry, $100 (most outstanding in
subject of psychiatry): June Estelle Schoenle (Burnaby).
The C. V. Mosby Company Prizes (books) (promise in a field
or fields of studies): June Estelle Schoenle (Burnaby), Clifford
Stephen Melnyk (Vancouver).
The Dean M. M. Weaver Medal (outstanding record in the
four-year course): Sherold Fishman (Vancouver).
The Dr. A. B. Schinbein Memorial Scholarship, $250 (highest
standing in subject of surgery, proceeding to interneship): Mervyn
Clarice Weir (Vancouver).
The Dr. Frank Porter Patterson Memorial Scholarship, $150
(proficiency and interest in orthopaedic surgery, proceeding to
interneship):   David Herman Harder   (Vancouver).
The Dr. Walter Stewart Baird Memorial Prize, $50 (best
graduation  dissertation):  Sherold Fishman  (Vancouver).
The Dr. W. A. Whitelaw Scholarship, $200 (general proficiency proceeding to interneship): Thomas Wickham (Vancouver).
• The Hamber Scholarship in Medicine, $750 (top ranking
student, proceeding to interneship): Mervyn Clarice Weir (Vancouver). .
- The Horner Prize ($100) and Gold Medal (highest aggregate
standing in the four-year course in subject of- medicine): David
Herman Harder (Vancouver).
The Ingram & Bell Limited Prize, equipment (outstanding
qualifications in character, student affairs, standing): George
Edward Price ^Victoria).
Mead Johnson of Canada Ltd. Prize in Paediatrics, $50
(highest standing in paediatrics): Andrew Bryson Young (Vancouver).
The Samuel and Rebecca Nemetz Memorial Scholarship, S100
(special aptitude for medical research): Sherold Fishman (Vancouver).
The Cunningham Prize in Pharmacy, $50 (outstanding record
in all years of course): Harvey David Sanders (Vancouver).
The Bristol Book Award (outstanding student): Harris Glynn
Pattison (Chemainus).
The Dean E. L. Woods Memorial Prize (donated by the Pharmaceutical Association 6f the Province of British Columbia), $50
(outstanding in the practical and theoretical parts of the pharma
ceutical subjects). Gordon Slobin (Burnaby).
The Merck Awards, special books (highest standing in pharmaceutical chemistry): Harvey David Sanders (Vancouver), Lillian Yuan  (Vancouver).
The Pfizer Fellowship in Hospital Pharmacy, $500 (proceeding to interneship, hospital pharmacy): Georg Eugen Kuhn
Pharmacy Alumni Book Prize (outstanding potential pharmacist): Conrad William  Ciuickshank  (Vancouver).
The Poulenc Gold Medal (highest standing in pharmacology):
Georg Eugen Kuhn (Vancouver).
Special Prize, $25 (proficiency in Physical Education degree
course): (Mrs.) Heather Diana Mary McCallum (Vancouver).
Greater Vancouver Branch, British Columbia Association
of Social Workers, Prize, books ($25) (academic standing and
all-round professional activity and promise, M.S.W. course): (Mrs.)
Ellen Isobelle  Esau  (Vancouver).
Social Work Prize, $25 (best thesis in M.S.W. course): Lloyd
Woodrow DeWalt (Vancouver), with honourable mention for
Joyce Fairfield Rolston (Vancouver).
Awards for Graduate Study and Research
(NOTE:  this is a partial list only. Further awards  will be
announced in List No. 2 to be issued shortly.)
The Anne Wesbrook Scholarship. $200 (for graduate study
land research): Audrey Florence Ells (Victoria).
The British Columbia Electric Company Limited Fellowship
in Agriculture, $800: Thomas David Douglas Groves (West-
The British Columbia Electric Company Limited Graduate
Scholarship, $250 (Social Work): Wolfram John Koch (Vancouver).
The Edith Ashton Memorial Scholarship (Biology and Bo
tany) $250: (Mrs.) Alma O Peterson (Vancouver).
The Junior League of Vancouver Scholarship in Socia1
Work, $500: (Mrs.) Renaie J. F. E. Varwig (Vancouver).
The Oppenheimer Bros. & Company Centennial Scholarship
$500 (proceeding to M.B.A. programme): Gerard George Duclos
The Richard Claxton Palmer Scholarship, $300 (graduate
study in agriculture): St. Clair McDonald Forde (Tri.nidad).
Scholarship for French Canada Studies, $500 each: (i) ir
the Department of History—Aileen Elizabeth Barker (West Van
couver), (ii) in the Department of Romance Studies—Alvin Earle
John Ford (Victoria)
The Vancouver B.'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation Scholarships
$125 each: for Agriculture—Mohendra J. G. S. Merriman (Van
couver). for Arts & Science—Marilyn Joan   Thomas   (Nanaimo).
The Warner-Lambert Research Fellowship in Pharmacy
$1200:  Harvey David  Sanders  (Vancouver).
The William Rea Scholarship, $1000 (proceeding to graduate
study for a career in radio or television through writing): Rose
mary K.imball  Kent-Barber (Vancouver).
Awards Made by Other Institutions
The Athlone Fellowships (for study in Engineering in the
United Kingdom—fees, maintenance, and passage): Stanley Ross
Clark (Nanaimo). John Frank Clarke (Nelson), Raymond Meadow
croft (Vancouver),  Kenneth  Charles  Wilson (Vancouver).
International Nickel Graduate Research Fellowships, $2000
each: Keith G. Davis (Vancouver) (Renewal), Edward Peter
Jones (Trail).
Norwegian Government Scholarship (5000 Krones, established by Norwegian Department of Foreign Affairs): Hanne
Guidberg Jensen (Victoria).
Woodrow Wilson Foundation Scholarships ($1500 and tuition
fees—for graduate work leading to academic career): Alan Rodney Dobell (Vancouver), David Clive Higgs (Vancouver), Margaret Mary Lavell Leeson (Vancouver).
Bright Job
Future For
Grad Class
This year's Graduating Class
faces a bright job future.
But their undergraduate
friends may have quite a job
hunt this summer.
Personnel Director, Col. J. F.
McLean reports that more than
85% of the 1959 Graduation
Class already have permanent
Best opportunities have been
in the chemical and mechanical
engineering fields.
There has also been a fair demand for commerce students and
for arts students going into business.
There has also been " a fair
demand for women graduates,"
Col. McLean reports.
But the undergraduate summer job picture is only described
as "fair" by both University Personnel officials and by the
National Eployment Office.
Approximately 3,000 students
have registered for summer em-
plyoment with UBC's Personnel
Office but the employers' response hasn't been too good.
"Conditions are better than
last year," says A. F. Shirrin,
Summer Employment Director
"but they're not as good as we
like to see it."
Shirrin requested all students
who have registered for summer
jobs with his office and have obtained employment elsewhere to
let him know "to keep our records straight."
Col McLean also requested
graduating students to let his
office know about their per-
menent jobs.
He wants any senior students
who have not filled in a personnel information form to do so immediately and return it to the
Personnel Office.
National Employment Officers
have been on campus since February attempting to place
students for summer employment.
Office is in Hut HM 5 with
hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every
week day.
Co-eds can register for summer employment at the N.E.S.
office at 1145 Robson Street
from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Miss Frances Esson, N.E.S.
supervisor for co-ed employment
reports the summer job picture
as  "better than  last  year"
"Most of the girls are looking for office or sales positions,"
she reports.
N.E.S. Supervisor on campus,
M. E McKinny reports the summer job ^situation for boys as
"not as good as we'd like"
Jobs for men range all the
way from auto mechanic to
laborering jobs, he says, with
the picture a "little better than
last year."
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Tuesday, May 19, 1959
Four Years Of Fitful; Frantic
7955-7958 Strictly For
The Old Boys on Campus
September 30, 1955
A 7-foot high rubber bottle
stolen after the frosh reception turned up atop the ten-
meter diving tower at Empire
October 7. 1955
Seven discussion t groups
went on continually during
the two day First Annual
at Camp Elphinstone last
weekend. Topics ranged from
student - faculty   relations   to
: the role of publications on
Oceober 25. 1S55
Student     Council    Monday
> night  ordered  the  Investigat-
;ing Committee under chairman Dave Memphill to look
into the matter of students'
conduct during the Bellingham invasion.
J:PP Tussle
October 27, 1955
"We should jwithdraw
from NFCUS and lot the or-
': ganization collapsjef said student council pWsidfjht Ron
Bray, reporting ion a recent
convention. Brafcr suggested
that UBC'take the j [initiative
in  setting   up ah   alternative
Vilest Rag
January 5, 1955
The Ubyssey made nationwide headlines as "the vilest
rag you can imagine" following charges made by Reverend
E. C. Pappert at a Canadian
University Press Conference
-in Toronto.
January 10, 1956
UBC Thunderbirds Basketball Team started their 1956
season by winning the first
two games. This equalled the
best that the Birds had done
in Evergreen Conference play.
January 17, 1956
Arts i and Science Undergraduate Society formed a
committee under Tom Wilson
to investigate the "buffoonery
-of ttie; Students. Council."
Votes for Dog
February 9, 1956
|Tiki 'Graham, household pet
Of Ronald Graham, collected
505 yotes for Undergraduate
Societies Chairman of the
Tiki   managed   to   do   this
buy a "moron,'' for the university. The "moron" or electronic computor as it is known
to mathematicians, already
has a definite place at U.B.C.
October 14, 1955
"I'm befuddled, I don't
know, I've changed tactics, got
miad at them, hustled them,
and -tried everything. I don't
know—maybe I'm using the
wrong psychology!"
With this attitude, Thunderbird coach Frank Gnup takes
his protagees into what should
be another close battle of
TOUCH football tomorrow at
2 p.m. in the Varsity Stadium.
UBC's Darling
October 16,  1956
UBC's "darling daring
swimmer," Carol Gregory, expressed her determination before plunging into the
treacherous waters of the campus lily pond today.
She clutched her goodJluek
charm   and  smiled  at photographers, "Golly, I just know
I'll make it."
November 1, -1956
The English Department is
seeking male thespians to try
out for parts, iri a dramatized
reading of Richard II.
November 2, 1956
Only sculpttiral work on the
campus "The Three Figures"
took on a new face over Hallowe'en.
organization similar to the
more ; informal PSPA conference,
November 3, 1955
Student   Investigating   Com-
mitee  planned  to  investigate
the behaviour of students  at
an    LPP    meeting    featuring
Tim Buck.
November 4, 1955
"Homecoming brawls" became a thing of the past when
faculty officials laid down the
law regarding the consumption of alcohol at campus
November 8, 1955
Two hundred university
students left their studies to
night aiding victims beseiged
by floods in North Vancouver.
November 17, 1955
First General Meeting of
the Arts and Science Under-
sgtfaduate-TSoeiety fizzled when
only sixty artsmen turned up.
with subdued publicity, a run-
of-the-mill campaign, no Campaign speeches, and ten names
on his seconders statement.
February 17, 1956
The President's Committee
on Food Services was alarmed
at a joint student-faculty meeting when Second Member at
Large Mike Jefferey revealed
that Catholic students were
complaining bitterly of the
bacon found in Friday's clam
The disgruntled Catholic
students felt that it was unprecedented to conceal bacon
amongst the clams.
Buy a Moron
September 28, 1956
Dean McPhee, head of the
Department of Commerce, is
looking  for  a   little   cash  to
The stoic cold figure became
the form of a drunken roustabout with- a swastika on his
Building   and   Grounds   Department  is taking  the  issue
November 2  1956
Professor Clint Burhans said
Thursday that judging beauty
in women is the oldest art in
the world.
Second Trek
November  6  1956
UBC's "Second Great Trek"
got underway Monday night,
when student Council voted to
present a student brief to the
Provincial Government requesting financial aid
November 6,  1956
The Birds under the coaching of Frank Gnup exploded
another bomb in UBC's back
yard as they thumped Central Washington 7-6 before a
Homecoming crowd of close to
1500 fans.
For   Roger   Kronquist,    Don
Spence,    and    Ian    and    Ron
Stewart, it was a great day.
November  16  1959
Mardi    Gras    needs    chorus
line girls.
"All we want are girls,
ma'am, big girls, little girls,
tall, short, fat, sweet, moral,"
said Bev Underhill, Mardi
Gras Choreographer.
November 27, 1956
"Thursday, Friday, Saturday," UBC's first musicomedy
review! since 1953, goes on
stage this Thursday at 8:30 in
the Auditorium.
Mr. Cox of the Psychology
Department Danica d'Hondt,
and Shirley Ann Thornton
will star in the three one-act
December 5, 1956
Student and administration
officials are promoting their
own brand of "Police Action"
to keep noise down in the
Assistant    Librarian     Sa^in
Rothstein said "I've worked in
several   university    libraries,
and none have been this bad."
January 17, 1957
The newly-instituted Student Executive Training Program gets under way Wednesday in Arts 100.
What's This?
January 18, 1957
Most UBC students do not
think today's undergraduates
are interested in Christianity,
according to a Ubyssey poll. ;
"I don't think Christianity
has much meaning to the
average student," Kim. Husband, Law I,;,toid pollsters.
"About 50%=bf the students
don't know wMat;Christianity
is,"  agreed Al1 Melvin,   Commerce II.
January 22, 1957
Julie "The Body" Meilicke,
glamorous ; star of stage,
screen, and Mardi Gras chorus
line, was kidnapped ; Monday
night from her luxurious Ker-
risdale home. Witnesses said
she was forced into.a black
sedan by two masked; mien.
February 7,  1957 .  .    -
Liberals swept Mock. Parliament elections Wednesday, capturing 1107 votes, to give them
18 government formiqg seats.
Gerry Gouj eon's National
Reform Party got 119 votes,
giving them 2 seats.
February  15,  1957
Professors Steinberg and de
Baruyn, Thursday convinced a
large student audience that
liquor should be sold on campus.
The two spoke in a debate
sponsored by the Arts and
Science Undergraduate Society.
Teetotaling students Jack
Giles and Desmond Fitzgerald
were debating the negative
February 22,  1957
UBC's hopes for money from
the Government wsre dashed
today as Premier W.A.C. Bennett brought down the budget in Victoria, minutes ago.
Students   were   shocked  at
the Government's stand.
March 15, 1957
A "token gift" of $25,000 is
to be donated to the university
by    Axel    Wenner-Gren    for
Scientific research.
September 17, 1957
1 Kay' Hammiarstrom, a brown-
eyed   blonde,    will   compete
with coeds from 15 other col
leges   in   the   competition   at '
the twelfth   annual  Berkeley
Football Festival.
September 24, 1957
A new course is being offered at UBC this year. Its
Professor Lajos Kornya will
be teaching the new course
which is intended to re-indoctrinate Hungarian students
who for the last ten years
have been taught to think and
act like Communists.
October 4, 1957
Letters to the Editor—Dear
Madam: The constant reference to sex in your paper and
on the campus in general is
extremely disturbing to any
clear-thinking person. All one
sees and hears is Sex, Sex, and
more Sex. Animalistic journalism! and photography, far
from presenting a "false" picture of the campus, exemplify
the alarming decline in UBC
morals which is taking place.
October 16,  1957
"We are impressed with
the membership, especially
the young women," said Brian
Smith after his election as
president of the Campus Conservative Club.
October 31, 1957
The Lord Altrincham incident was re-enacted in front
of the Brock yesterday as
Derek Fraser, avid monarchist, swung out at Desmond
A    dual    followed.    The
weapons were umbrellas.
November 19, 1957
Overcrowded eating places
have forced students to eat
standing up or to have lunch
in their cars.
Catherine Lake says "I don't
like  eating standing  up."
Bells Silent
December 3, 1957
The jungle bells are silent.
The snojw , has turned to
watery 'dirt-slush. The tangerines are somehow rotten. And
little children everywhere
have ' lost their Greatest
Friend. ![ ■'<>   "'■■      ' '
Santa Olaus is dead.
January 21, 1958
Both somen's 'ba'skeball
teams lost their weekly games
last Wednesday and Thursday.
Blues lost to Eilers Senior
"A" 69-17"and golds bowed to
C-Fun 61-28.
February 7, 1958
Canada's role in the "new
world" reecived the short shift
by a UBC student audience
Wednesday despite the best
efforts of speaker Attorney-
General Robert Bonner to
keep the boisterous crowd on
the subject.
CCFer Ken Hodgkinson presented Mr. Bonner with a
silver halo which Mr. Bonner
declined to wear.
Cries of "Crucify Him!," We
know our history, let's -hear
about B.C.," and "Bring on
the main speaker," were hurled at the Attorney General.
February  18,  1959
Ted Hunt accounted for all
the scoring and a penalty goal
Saturday as  UBC Chiefs defeated Vancouver Reps 3-0.
March 7,  1958
"Clever pornography has a
place, the Engineering Undergraduate Society edition of the
Ubyssey is not clever," said
Malcolm F. McGregor of the
Classics Department in an in-
i   terview Tuesday. Tuesday^ Jlay 19, 1959
Filled Folderol Finished
7958-7959 Reviewed
Through Rosy Glasses
September 16, 1958
Sex, murder, laughs, and
an intimate close-up of the
university subculture are in
store for all when UBC's
Players Club presents Eric
Nicol's "Her Scienceman's
Lover" late this month.
The play has been a tradition of Frosh Week since time
September 25,  1958
The Women's Undergraduate Society voted unanimously
in favor of changing their
name to Associated Women
Students at a general meeting  Wednesday  night.
AWS President Gail Carlso
said  the   name   change     will
have to be ratified at the fall
general meeting  next  month.
September 23. 1958
This   week     the   Buchanan
Building,   UBC's   new   centre
for the  Faculty  of  Arts  and
' Science,    will    be   . officially
This   building     marks   the
completion of the first step in
UBC's present expansion program.
It - has seating capacity for
2953 "students, houses 120'
members of the faculty, and
represents twelve . departments.
October 9, 1958
UBC Faculty Association
will be asked today to approve, amend, or reject, a
brief ' recommending increases in faculty salaries to-
tailing more than one million
The   proposed    salary    increases would put UBC teaching  salaries  on    a  par  with
• those.presently   in   effect   at
the University of Toronto.
Profs Wages
October 9. 1958
At, the close of, the blood
drive's third day, officials
Stated that UBC is going to
fall far behind the quota "unless something drastic .happens."
The quota for 1958 is 3000
To date only 864 have been
October 21, 1958
The parking problem on the
campus is once again being
brought to the fore.
Hundreds of students who
have up till now parked be-
♦ tween the rows in the main
parking lot have been finding tickets on their windshields.
October 21,  1958
Nelson Forward and D.
Huntley scored the goals as
Varsity bounced Cardinals
2-0 in an "A" division game
of men's grass hockey competition.
Coach Dr. McGregor had
praise for the efforts of two
new players on the Varsity
squad, E. Andrew and K. San-
Coup D'Etat
October 24, 1958
The  greatest  revolution in
the  history  of  the    Western
World   took place   Thursday
afternoon  in  the UBC   Armouries,    The Alma Mater So
ciety, long a tryant of inefficient democracy, was swept
away. A new, benevolent regime established the most
brilliant and political coup
since the French Revolution.
The Students Safety army,
led by brilliant strategist
Terrence "Old Foch" O'Brien,
routed the Council without
bloodshed. .
Prime    Reformer    Wallace
Robespierre    Lightbody     expressed benign approval.
October  30,  1958
Pretty fourth-year student
Pat Power was crowned
queen of the School of Physical education by Professor R.
F. Osborne, Director of the
This  is  an  11  per  cent increase over last year.
November  7,  1958
Pete Seeger, folksinger extraordinary, arrived at UBC
an hour  late Thursday. •
Until he arrived, Rod Smith,
Medicine II, former Ubyssey
staffer and musician of great
renown, sang folksongs and
original compositions to an
audience of 1200.
November 18, 1958
Homecoming Parade Grand
Award was won by Alpha Phi
and Alpha Tau Omega for
their float, a sailboat carrying a treasure chest, depicting
the results of the Developl-
ment   Fund. .
Top award in the Undergraduate section was taken by
the Aggies for their float
"Blast Bossie to the Moon."
Homecoming Queen of '58,
Students were undecided as-
to whether the proposed
march should be en masse or
by delegation.
The   Second   Trek in   1957
was by delegation.
January 13,  1.959
A Vancouver General Hospital student nurse has been
suspended for kissing her boy
friend in broad daylight.
UBC nurses studying at the
General Hospital report that
the suspension has brought the
student body there "up in
Write MLA's
January 22,  1959
Every UBC student will be
contacted by telephone next
week by a Student Councillor.
Councillors will ask students to write their MLA's in
Victoria, protesting a possible
fee hike.
Black Day
February 27, 1959
Black Thursday was "cry
day" for 2500 UBC students,
who marched silently to the
Cairn, draped it in black, and
snuffed out the lamp of learning in the Great Cairn Cere*
mony of 1959.
Many of the students taking,
part will be unable to return:
in September because of the,
fee increase.
AMS President Chuck Connaghan said, "We are waltzing to a very expensive tune
played by Mr. Bennett and
his orchestra."
March 3. 1959
Should students hold a one-
day protest strike in an effort
to prevent the $100 fee increase?
Or should we just keep
quiet and laugh the fee increase off?
Pat is 20, hails from Calgary, and is Canadian Senior
Women's High Hurdles champion.
November 4, 1958
' 'Absolutely delighted'' was
the reaction of Peter Haskins,
chairman of the Undergraduates Societies Committee, to
the blitz drive held Friday in
aid of the Springfield, Nova
Scotia, mine disaster.
Haskins said that the final
figures would  exceed  $1,050.
Boy Friend
November 4,  1958
Mussoc will produce its
thirtieth production with its
February showing of "The
Boy Friend."
The     cast    includes    Pam
Jones,   Sheil   Lees,     Doreena
Davidson, Gail Morrison and
Gretchen   Farris.
November 6,  1958
Engineer debators Alan
Brown and Murray Roblin
Tuesday defeated Artsmen
who contended that "Artsmen
are educated whereas Engineers are trained."
Donald Grayston and Peter
St. John represented the Faculty of Arts in a debate chaired by Debating Union President Ralph Brown.
November 6, 1958
A total of 9,918 studqnts
have registered for the 1958-
1959 winter session.
Barbara     Wilkie,     Engineers
candidate,  was   crowned  Saturday night at the Ball.
November 8, 1958
UBC student voters swung
to the left in Friday's Mock
Parliament elections.
All three right-wing political  parties  lost  at  least one
seat, and gains were made' by
both   the   socialist   CCF  and, \
the communist LPP. !
November  21,  1958
Annual Feminine football
fracas started with a flurry in
UBC stadium Thursday noon.
Engineer - backed nurses
were held to a 13-13 tie. by; a
strong buxom Home Ec. line.
Free Love
November 27, 1958
Forty passionate pioneers,
four of ihem girls, trfok the
first courageous step towards
establishment of free love on
this campus.
A terse notice in the Ubyssey announcing an organizational meeting of the UBC
Free Love Society drew forth
these staunch advocates of
gratis amour.
January  8,  1959
UBC students are ready to
"March on Victoria" in order
to prevent a fee increase.
All students polled by the
Ubyssey Wednesday were in
favor of a Third Great Trek,
starting with writing letters
of protest to M.L.A.'s.
January 22,  1959
Univerrsity Workshop's production of Aristophanes' "The
Birds" opens tonight in the
-Leading the large cast-aie
Gerald Guest and John Brighton. ■!
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The Beats
Februaay M, 195*
consists of the Beat writers, readers who find their
own lives imaged in these
writings, and a large, group
of Bohemians who are going
along for the  ride.
Best known beat writers
are Jack Kerouac, Allen
Ginsberg, Clellon Holmes,
Neal Cassady, William Lee,
Carl Solomon and William
February 20, 1959.
Mike Chambers, breakaway
star of the Varsity Rugger
Team, will lead his club
against James Bay in the
UBC stadium tomorrow.
February 24, 1959
"Responsibility" was the
keynote of the 3rd annual
Academic Symposium held at
Parksville, Vancouver Island,
over the weekend.
"More than 60 students and
42 professors and alumni at*
tended the two-day confernece
representing every UBC Department and Faculty.
The Ubyssey today is publishing a; ballot to determine
how students feel on the issue. .;;."
NfeUfch  10,  1959
It was     ladies'   night U at j
Council last night. \\ "■.
Following the appointmettt;
of Barbara. Biely as 'Editor of'
the Ubyssey, SallyeiDelbridge
was appointed Public Relations Officer of the AMS.
March 10,  1959
Two UBC students will
leave next September for a
year's study and travel on
WUSC scholarships.
Desmond Fitzgerald, Arts
IV, and Rupert Buchanan,
Law II, will go to Singapore
and Hamburg Universities, respectively.
March 17, 1959
One of the most important
collections of Chinese books
and manuscripts in the world
has been acquired by the UBC
The 45,000 volume collection will make UBC one of
the five most important centres in North America for the
study of Chinese history, philosophy, literature, and geography.
March  24,  1959
It is eleven thirty, ladies
and gentlemen.
Tuesday, May 19, 1959
Team Of Geophysicists
Study Athabaska Glacier
J. S. Stacey, a UBC scientist
will lead an international team
of geophysicists on a study of
the Athabaska glacier on the
B.C.-Alberta border from June
15 to September 5.
The National Research Council has contributed a total of
$16,500 toward the cost of the
expedition.   The   team   will  be
using equipment purchased with
previous NRC grants.
Stacey, a graduate student in
geophysics, is a former member
of the UBC faculty. Other UBC
faculty members on the expedition will be J. A. Savage and
R. D. Russell, department of
physics, and Prof. W. H. Mathews,  of the department of geo
The scientists will study the
movement of the glacier, the
rate at which it is receding and
its effect on the weather. They
wil lalso undertake deep drilling, gravity and magnetic studies as well as dtpth determination by electromagnetic studies.
CLASS of '59
From Your UBC Alumni Association
Drop a note to Room 252, Brock Hall, UBC
To  the  1959   Graduating   Class
of    U.B.C.
. . . and a warm welcome to the
Industrial, Commercial and Professional life of Canada's
fastest-growing Province — BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Here are opportunities for the graduating student
to fulfill the career destiny for which University training
has been the preparation.
Parliament Bldgs. — Victoria, B.C.
Brother, Can You
Spare A Dime?
So, you're graduating! Now that you're free, educated,
and 21 — well, aren't YOU? — you are ready to start looking
for work with a fresh outlook on life (i.e., as fresh as one can
be after a sojourn in the Georgia and a week's recuperation).
But, there's one little catch — where's the work?
Contrary to the bright and cheery picture that certain
optimists are painting, the brush-off is becoming more frequent
than ever before. However, as a guide to graduates, here is a
list of some job opportunities from which one can discrimin-
ately pick and choose.
These offers take advantage of past and present fads and
current affairs which the "learned" grad should appreciate
"getting his teeth" into (a Home Ec-Dietian Grad) cautions:—•
"Don't bite off more than you can chew, for we've got to eat
too, you know."
(1) On Hiula Hoops: Now who can forget the Hula Hoop
craze? Obviously no freshette of 1958 can. The problems of
many Applied Science grads could be solved by applying their
science to the National Hula Hoop problem. What to do with
the millions of left-over hoops? Since the Engineers are continuously in circles as it is (they object to being, called squares)
why couldn't they handle the sale of the hoops to our pert
little freshettes during Registration Week. Why I still recall
the hilarious success that was made with those Hoops, and I
also recall the unheralded success that the Engineers had making those freshettes. '
(2) Girls, don't feel neglected, I'm coming around to you
with some smashing suggestions (I'm the one that will be
smashed if they go wrong!) Try these for size ...
(a) Beauty Contests: Have you heard? The Miss Canada
Contest is selecting candidates this year with generous helpings of not only cheeseoake, but also—INTELLIGENCE. Gals
here's your chance! Don't feel frustrated if you can't measure
up to Jayne Mansfield's king-size dimensions, for the judges
may count a 1st class in Slavonic Studies 300 or Abnormal
Psych 400 as more important than a 1st class in Female
Anatomy 42-22-36! Keep in mind the catchy, slogan of this
year's contest—"intellect or Bust!"
(b) Life-guarding'—another wonderful opportunity for
girls—and this time here's a chance to work" on Vancouver's
glamorously-polluted beaches. Beauty is NOT a prerequisite
(as a. matter of fact officials are encouraging rather repulsive
looking applicants in the hope of keeping people away from
the disease-filled waters).
©dn't worry if you're not a P.E. grad because girls from
Arts and Science are urgently wanted. The Water Works
Division of the City is interested in getting majors in Physiology who, are acquainted with the physical formations of
bacteria and micro-organisms so that they can warn swimmers in time before they become engulfed in debris from the
sea. The City also desires Sociological majors who can double
as a life-guard and also conduct a study of smaMrgroup
behavior at evening beach parties—this study is being done
in conjunction with a comprehensive Kinsey-type report on
the entire UBC area and Spanish Banks.
"Marriage Is More Certain for
Men Who Are Discriminating"
"Every man who comes to me saying he can't find anyone to suit him is the man 1 welcome most," said Mrs. Brown,
of the Commonwealth Marriage Bureau, to her husband at
the end of a busy day.
"Is marriage more certain for men who are discriminating?" asked David. "Yes," said Lin, ,'they have exacting
standards and more difficulty in finding their ideals. But
most of our marriages have been with men like that, and al-.
most every one of them fell in love with his first or second
"You must be very pleased with yourself," said David.
"But not conceited," replied Lin. "It's the selective,
well-educated women who
never chase a man who frequently come to me. They're
made for each other, and
when they find The Commonwealth Bureau has the,
highest professional standards they're so pleased. They
don't think of me as a matchmaker. In fact, some of
them forget how they met
. . . the whole thing seems so
natural Once I give them
each other's names, they're
on their own as if they'd met
through a friend. And of
cnursp. no one meets a person who is incompatible . . .
we see to that."
If YOU want to marry but
haven't found the right one,
phone or -write Mrs. Lin
Brown, Commonwealth
Bureau. Ste. 14, 109 Duns-
niuir Street. Vancouver. B.C.
Telephone:   M)U   3-3045,
Mrs. Lin Brown is a graduate of U.B.C. in Arts and
Social work. She studied
further at the U. of Pittsburg School of Social Work
arid has worked in B.C.,
Saskatchewan and England.
She is married and has a
family of three. Tuesday, May 19, 1959
Congratulations to the Graduates
Best Wishes to Grads of '59
Every Success In Your
Future Endeavours
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Graduates    In    Arts
Commerce   and   Law
For a discussion about such possibilities, contact:
Maurice E. Thomas, C.L.U., Manager
The Empire Life Insurance Co.
1520 W. Georgia St., Vancouver MUtual 1-8377
to the
GLASS  of '59
ykiVERsiTY  Bookstore
Owned and Operated by the
University of B.C.
Tuesday, May 19, 1959
Thirteen New Courses  Offered
At Summer Session  Of  195 9
Patronize The
The summer session at UBC is
to start one week earlier than
usual this year, on June 29th.
Prof. Kenneth Argue, summer
school director, said the change
• was due to a 3 to 1 vote in
favour of an earlier start, by
last years summer school students.
Thirteen new courses have
been added to the curriculum,
making a total of 172 credit
courses being offered during the
six week session. The new
courses include, Canadian Literature, Georgraphy of the U.S.-
S.R., contemporary Philosophy
and additional courses in the
technique of theatre.
Visiting professors from the
1J.S., Great Britain and other
Canadian universities will account for nearly half of the 173
member faculty. It is expected
that nearly 5000 students will
enrol in the school.
Gordon Selman, assistant director of the summer school,
will be in charge of the newly
established School of Public Affairs. There wW be five courses
offered, including a seminar on
India given by the High Commissioner to Canada, Mr. C. S.
The noted Canadian author
and critic, Sinclair Lewis, will
conduct a series of noon hour
discussions on the Vancouver
International Festival of Arts.
Interviews with artists are included in the program.
The summer school of visual
Arts and crafts has obtained the
services of two French Canadian
artists: Jacques de Tonnancour,
the painter, and Louis Arch-
ambault,- the sculptor. Their
courses will be of special interest in a year when the Vancouver Art Gallery is featuring
an exhibition of French Canadian Art.
Two  one  act  operas,   "II  Ta-
barro" by Puccini and "La Cam-
biale di Matrimonio" by Rossini, will be presented by the
summer school of opera. Both
operas will be directed by
George Schlick of the Metropolitan Opera. Assisting Mr. Schlick
will be Robert Gill, director of
the Hart House Theatre at the
University of Toronto and John
Coveart of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
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