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 Say  thank  you  to  MacKenzie
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No.  32
HAVING A BALL during a student-faculty basketball game in 1956, retiring president Dr. Norman MacKenzie holds a gag sign presented to him at half-time as a send-off on a trip to
Ottawa where he spoke on federal financial   aid for universities. (See more pictures page 5.)
From Monday's extra editions.
Dr. John Barfoot Macdonald, a Harvard professor of Microbiology will be named president of the university tonight.
The Ubyssey learned this Monday, but university officials
refused to confirm the appointment.
It   had   been  speculated that
Dr.  Macdonald would be presi
dent after he met with.the. uni
versity's top deans and officials
about two weeks ago, at a presi-.
dential luncheon in the faculty
Official announcement of the
identity of the new president
will be made at a board of governors meeting tonight. Results
of the election for chancellor
will also be revealed. Candidates are Mrs. H. F. Angus and
Mrs. F. M. Ross.
University officials confirmed
that the new president will not
be a present employee of the
university and will be a "younger" man.
Dr. Macdonald is 43.
He is a graduate of the University of Toronto in dentistry.
Dr. Macdonald is listed in the
Harvard Calendar of 1960 as a
Doctor of Dental Surgery^ Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, and honorary Master of
A Ubyssey report e t who
phoned Harvard was told Dr.
Macdonald was in a meeting and
would leave Boston immediately
His secretary said Dr. Macdonald would not return to Boston for two weeks.
Dr. Macdonaic is reported to
be one of the top researchers in
the field of microbiology.
In 1956 he accepted a position
-at Harvard as a professor of Oral
^Microbiology and headed the
Forsythe Dental Infirmary.
. He headed the most active
dental research organization in
Canada and what is believed to
be the biggest in the U.S.
Dr. Macdonald is a Canadian,
who obtained two degrees (PhD
in   Micro-bacteriology   and   Dr.
Dental Research at the Univer-.
sity of Toronto).
He later headed the division of
Dental Research at the University  of Toronto.
In 1956 he came to UBC and
wrote a report on our needs for
a Dental school.
President Dr. Norman Mac-
Kenzie's retirement was announced earlier today and shocked most students.
The respected president said
he will step down July 1 of next
The Ubyssey will appear
Wednesday this week instead
of Thursday in order to bring
students news of proceedings
at the board of governors
meeting Tuesday night as
soon as possible. All Wednesday staff please report Tuesday.
Students gather for MacKenzie
farewell on Arts lawn at noon
Students will gather at noon today on tihe Arts building lawn to pay tribute to the respected university president, Dr. Norman MacKenzie, who announced Monday
'   that he will resign July 1.:    .:
President Alan Cornwall, in urging all students to
attend the meeting, said:
"We all owe Dr. MacKenzie a debt which we can
never hope to repay. I hope all students will turn out
today to show the president our great respect and regard for him."
Slows down some but...
plans "active retirement"
MacKenzie  meets the   press
As Dr. Norman MacKenzie
entered the plush social suite
ol* the Faculty Club, the chatter of the assembled newsmen
suddenly stopped.
They    all knew    what  the
white- thatched   University
president  was  going   to   say,
but they wanted to hear him
- say it for himself.
It was typical of the president that he insisted on being introduced to each man
in the room before speaking.
Then he spoke: "I hadn't
thought that I was deserving
of this kind of attention. I
never  dreamed of  having   a
press conference but Jim Banham (UBC information officer)
said it was the thing to do.
And I usually take the advice
of the experts."
Smiling and gesturing with
his big, farmer's hands, Dr.
MacKenzie told a radio microphone why he is retiring at
67: "There comes a time when
all of us feel that we should
retire — while people still
have some regard for us and
we can still do a full day's
The president, who has been
doing a full day's work every
day since he was 15, said he
plans   an   active   retirement.
"I'm still a member of a good
many committees (such as the
governing Doard of the Canada Council)," he said. "I
plan to make up for the time
1 haven't been, able to spend
on them in the past."
He said he also hopes to get
a little fishing in and to continue to serve the University
in a "retired capacity." "UBC
has always been one of my
major concerns," he said.
Dr. MacKenzie answered
without the slightest hesitation when asked what he was
most proud of in his eighteen
years as UBC president. "I
am most proud of the way we
were able to look after the
students who came back from
the war in thousands and the
way in which the university
has developed in the last few
years," he said beaming.
The retiring president listed
the major problems he felt
the new president would have
to face:
• the finding of adequate
finances. ("The wolf is always
at  our  door.")
• the question of limiting
enrollment. ("University enrollment will double in 10
• the measure of decentralization of   high   education  in
B.C., if any, and the form
that it would take.
"I myself have always
argued for maximum opportunity for young people," Dr.
MacKenzie said: "But there
are those who think differently."
When radio man Jack Webster tried to force him into
criticizing the provincial government, the president paused,
rubbed his cheek in a way
that is characteristic with
him, and steered the discussion  onto another  topic.
He greeted the press like a
Nova Scotia gentleman entertaining in- his own home. Page 2
Tuesday,  November 28,   1961
Deans, students praise president
Tributes  pouring  in  for "Larry
University  otf i i c ta Is   and
(Commtmity leaders -have been
unhesitant in lavishing praise
upon   president.   Dr.   Norman
. MacKenzie, who announced his
, retirement Monday.
•    •    •
I have known president MacKenzie for almost 30 years as
a f.'iend and for almost 20
years as a colleague. Like all
• who have worked with him, I
greatly admire his leadership
.and the outstanding contribution he has made to the development of this university.
Historians are already accustomed to referring to the MacKenzie King era in Canadian
•.history as one of the great
periods in our country's development. I am confident that
when the time comes for a centenary history to be written of
this university, author will re-
,fer to the MacKenzie era as the
^period in which this university
came of age as a leader among
, -the institutions of higher learn-
injTtn Canada.
Dean of Graduate Studies
I have known President MacKenzie for well over 40 years
in a great variety of situations
and relationships. The traits
and characteristics I knew in
him as a fellow-soldier in
World War I, as a fellow student in a Maritime University,
as a colleague in the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia,
have not altered since young
manhood, and they have only
been reinforced by his experience as the Chief Executive of
this great institution.
His humanity and great
capacity for sincere and warm
affection for his friends and
colleagues, his high moral integrity, his single-mindedness
and dogged determination, his
courage and confidence in the
face of difficulties, his skill in
the selection and assembling of
■men and his ability to inspire
them to devoted loyalty, his
sense of timing, his competency in the choice of priorities to which to devote his own
efforts — these traits I have
seen in Dr. MacKenzie in youth
and manhood.
With these great talents Dr.
MacKenzie could have excelled
in many fields. He chose the
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Edlibr-lh-(?hief: Roger McAfee
LAYOUT: Maureen Covell
REPORTERS: Eric Wilson, Chris Fahrni, Joy Holding,
Krishna Sahay, George Railton, Pat Horrobin, Mike
Grenby, Doug Sheffield, Robert Cannon.
SPORTS: Bill Willson, Nancy Roberts,  Glenn Sehultz,
Bert MacKinnon.
TECHNICAL: Pauline Fisher, Donna Morris, Brenda Van
Snellenberg, John Dow.
It is not yet time to shout the old president is gone; long
reign the new.
For Dr. Norman MacKenzie will be with us until July 1.
And his successor has not yet been officially named.
But it,is not too soon to note a few of the creations of our
retiring president that have become tradition. These things,
part of the living tradition of the University of B:C, will live
on after Dr. MacKenzie has left us.
It will ill serve the new university president to change
these traditions.
A tradition of democracy, tolerance and informality runs
through life at this university. They are Dr. MacKenzie's
ideals and they are Ours.
A tradition of maximum opportunity for all students with
an accompanying respect for the needs of the average student
as well as the "academic ehte" is part of UBC.
Student autonomy and student initiative; these are things
of which we are proud. These are things that our president
has fostered.
r  ' Stfcsdtfnts d« ior thegiselves and think for themselves. This
is w&t Dr. liacKenzife encouraged.
A progressiveness and an informal community spirit
uniting faculty, staff and students has permeated the university.
The new president would be making a grave error in
tampering with these institutions.
Dr. MacKenzie is still with us. The new president is yet
to come.
Today we pay tribute to the retiring president, although
we are sure he will accomplish much more before July 1. We
are grateful for that too.
We will pay tribute to the new president in 1962—when
he shows us what he can do.
hardest   professional   field   in
the world, that of developing a
good provincial university into
a  great   international   university.   The   outside   world may
regard this task as being similar to the development of an
industrial organization, but in
fact it requires some other attitudes and values. The coinage
in    the    industrial   world    in
which  success is  measured  is
that  of profit  and  power. In
the university   the   coinage   is
not   measured    adequately  by
the expenditure of dollars  or
by the number of graduates or
by  a popularity   contest.   Dr.
MacKenzie,  in  his  early  life,
decided that the most important thing in the world to him
was  to participate  in the  development   of   a well-trained,
independent,   vigorous,   democratic and socially-minded citizenry   through   education. He
lias maintained unbounded confidence in  the  University experience as a catalyst of the
intellectual and emotional attributes of  even the   average
man and woman. The coinages
of  success of  President MacKenzie were spiritual and not
Commercial and his administration in the University of British Columbia is an indication
that these values are real and
Dean of Administrative
and Financial Affairs.
V • .•"••
It is hard to contemplate the
University-of British Columbia
without "Larry" MacKenzie.
Most, of us have just hoped
that he would continue for a
long time to give the inspired
leadership which has marked
his 18 years as head of our university.
Unfortunately space will not •
permit me to list President
MacKenzie's contributions to
higher education in 'British
Columbia and in fact to all
Canada. I will merely say with
the utmost sincerity that it has
been a privilege and an inspiration to be closely associated
with him.
I shall always be grateful to
him for his sympathetic understanding and valuable counsel
when I had personal problems,
for his encouragement and support in all phases of my work
and for his willingness to delegate to me a variety of opportunities for service to the university.
The University of British
Columbia has been well served
by "Larry" MacKenzie. We all
owe him a debt of gratitude
which ?We can never repay but
I for one shall go on trying.
Former  Dean of
Graduate Studies
* * * -
Dr. MacKenzie, with uncommon energy, imagination, vision and courage, has served the
university, and higher education in general, with great distinction. Through his personal
achievements, in public service
and other fields, he has brought
international recognition and
honor to the institutions which
he has headed for the past
eighteen years. Through wise
leadership, combined with an
extraordinary understanding of
human affairs, he has encouraged all of us — faculty, staff,
and students — to undertake
our responsibilities to the full
and to develop our talents and
abilities to the utmost, not only
for our own satisfaction and
happiness, but for the welfare
of the University, our communities, our countries, and all
Those of us who have served
with Dr. MacKenzie since he
first became President have
never ceased to be amazed by
his intimate knowledge of the
smallest details of the University's operations. We have
never ceased to marvel at his
ability to see so many of us
personally, at his generosity in
helping us with individual
problems, and at his thoughtful acts of kindness on bur behalf. The friendly welcome
which, he extended to all will
be treasured in our minds and
Dean of Inter-Faculty
• -*■ •
President Norman MacKenzie's record of service in the
cause of higher education
places him in the very top rank
of educationalists throughout
the world. Twice decorated on
the battle fields of World War
I, he returned from overseas
soon to gain recognition by
Canadian undergraduates as
th.eir leader. He was the moving force in the formation of
the National Federation of
Canadian University Students.
After graduation he occupied
many positions of international,
national and educational importance, and he brought to
UJBC his personal distinction
as a great Canadian, which enhanced the recognition of this
■ university throughout the
His first major pronouncement as President was that
UBC would close its doors to
no suitably qualified war veteran. This was a challenge to
every other Canadian university and it sparked the greatest
venture in higher education
that this nation ever undertook. In spite ot limitations
that were greater than elsewhere, the post-war enrollments at UBC showed a higher
proportion of student veterans
than at any other Canadian
university. President MacKenzie never looked back and the
phenomenal expansion and academic development of this university stand as an impressive
record of his vision, determination and leadership.
Although such achievements
exemplify his outstanding ability and competence they do
pot tell of his tolerance, understanding and devotion to
the cause of Canadian youth.
He has never stood aloof from
either students or staff. His
vast experience has never permitted his judgments to become hardened by annoyance
over the vagaries and unaccountable ways of youth.
By those of us who have
served under his direction he
is admired as President, but as
Larry MacKenzie he is held in
great affection as the" wise and
sympathetic counsellor, t he
welcome companion and true
friend. This is the full measure
of greatness.
Dean of the Faculty of
Arts and Science
Dr. Norman MacKenzie's
contribution to the University
of British Columbia and to
education generally in British
Columbia and Canada has been
so outstanding that its effects
upon this and future generations will play a great part in
the life, culture and standards
of our people.
All of us sincerely hope that
in his period of retirement we
will be fortunate enough to
have the benefit of his long
experience and wise judgment
in developing our educational
system. His reputation is both
national and international and
the respect which he enjoys by
all classes in society gives great
weight to his judgment and
his views.
We T)f the Board of Governors regret that he Could not
have continued with us as president for the next twenty years
at least.
Member UBC Board of
•   *    •
I   was    actively   associated
with   Dr.   MacKenzie   on the
Board   of   Governors,  on  the
Senate and on many committees from the time of his appointment until last year. Under his leadership the growth
of   the   university   has   been
phenomenal and is recognized
throughout  the  world   for its
high standard of teaching and
scholarship.  Those   of us who
have been close to him during
the years of his occupancy can
attest to his great qualities as
an administrator and his ability  to   "get   things   done"   not
only for his own university but
for all universities of Canada.
We all hope that in his coming retirement his advise and
guidance will be available for
the cause of higher educa'tion
in Canada.
Former Member  UBC
Board of Governors
•    •    •
I am Sure I express the sentiments of thousands of University of British Columbia students, past and present, in
thanking Dr. MacKenzie for
his untiring devotion to the
cause of higher education in
the province of British Columbia. The growth and development of UBC is eloquent testimony to the skill and understanding with which he has carried out the responsibilities of
his office. The student body is
particularly grateful for the intuition which Dr. MacKenzie
has displayed at all times towards student affairs. It is
through his leadership that the
meaning of the University's
motto "TUUM EST" has been
exemplified as a tangible
example of the philosophy
which students must hold to
achieve higher education.
With these thoughts in mind,
I wish, on behalf of the student body, Dr. MacKenzie
every happiness upon his retirement.
Although his official duties
will soon end, I know he will
continue to be a familiar figure
in the University community,
and a friend to students everywhere.
Alma Mater Society
President Tuesday, November 28,  1961
Page   3
Dr. Norman MacKenzie
His philosophy
This used to be the freest
campus newspaper in Canada
with a coke machine. Council
is taking out the machine.
An unresponsive vending machine is only a bit less frustrating than an unresponsive girl
friend. I don't know about the
girls but the machines are
found in the campus cafeterias.
Institute for the Blind stands
situated around campus could
alleviate machine frustration
and also make it convenient for
students to procure energy
packed candy bars etc. between
See you at the Student Food
Services     Committee    hearing
Wednesday noon in Bu. 217.
•=   •    •
As council secret agent
13,001, I investigated the Folk
Song Society meeting last
week. It was very entertaining.
That is unfortunate. It will
have to be banned.
• •'  •
Sinclair reports that a British research team finds that
drunken mice are better able
to stand fallout than sober
mice. Are you a man or a
At the sound of the siren'
you will have 15 minutes to
prove your answer.
• •    •
Without council approval this
report came in from McMaster
The resolution "When the
candles are out all women are
fair" was defeated.
The affirmative d e b a t o r
argued that he had never found
a woman either completely
good or completely bad. in the
dark, so they must be fair.
Also, he argued, if she was
not fair in the sense of fair
game, she would not be in a
place where the candles are
The second affirmative
speaker enlarged on the term
"fair" by citing an example of
a girl he once knew who always
wanted the lights out when she
was alone with him because
"she freckled so easily".
Further definition of the
word "fair" as in "fair weather"
gave connotations of fun. He
concluded logically that, since
women are fun in the dark,
they must be fair when the
candles are out.
The second negative speaker
claimed the resolution was
meaningless since it presupposes women's existence as
separate from man. He said
they are so hard to distinguish,
that they are practically the
same; they smoke, drink, wear
a short haircut and wear
trousers.   (Vive  le distinction!)
The audience defeated the
resolution, gingerly agreeing
that not all women are fair
when the candles are out.
• •    •
Thought for the Week: The
Ryersonian "So What if college had taught me to think
for myself? What the hell
would I think about . . .?
Retiring university president Dr. Norman MacKenzie
said Monday that he sincerely
hopes students will retain the
autonomy they have been
granted by his administration
after he is gone.
The white-thatched mentor
told reporters at a press conference in the Faculty Club
that student autonomy. is a
basic part of his educational
*     *     *
"It is one of those basic
principles for which I have
always been ready to stand
and fight," he said.
"Students at UBC are a vital
and exciting lot," the president said. "Young people in
my opinion., don't need to be
encouraged to have ideas of
their own. I have merely encouraged them to be themselves."
Dr. MacKenzie said he
had given students responsibility for their own affairs be
cause "it is the only way they
can learn to govern themselves."
This has caused me a great
deal of embarrassment nearly
every day," the president said,
smiling. "But those of us in
senior positions must be prepared to take a beating in order to provide this opportunity to learn citizenship."
* * *
Dr. MacKenzie believes that
human talent, intellignece
and ability are the world's
most important assests. His
philosophy of university administration and his concern
for the University of British
Columbia have been basedon
that concept, for he looked
upon the university as the
arena for the development of
all three.
"Our basic problem is to
persuade the people of the
province that the university
is important and should have
priority,  he   said.,
"Education, is everybody's
business;   it   is  far   more   im
portant than highways, pipelines or power developments;
it should be available for all
who want it."
Dr. MacKenzie believed
that, in return, for the support
it received, the university
should be an asset to the province and the country as a
whole. "The university should
be prepared to contribute as
much to the solution- of. the
problems of the province, as
it possibly can," he said.
"In addition to being orthodox education institutions,
universities are basic to the
welfare as a whole,- particularly in time of national crises
and emergency."
*     *     *
Student freedom and autonomy have always been major
tenets of Dr. MacKenzie's university philosophy. "No university in the world that I;
know of owes as much to its
student body as does UBC,"
he once said.
During his term.. as president, Dr. MacKenzie constant
ly emphasized this attitude in
talks. to7 students. He believed
that it is the individual who
counts at a university. "Your
success or. failure depends
upon- yourself," he often said.
*     *     *
The president felt the students Should have the right
to govern themselves and
granted the student government almost complete autonomy.
Despite various students
blunders, one of the most infamous being the 1959 Easter
edition of The Ubyssey, Dr.
MacKenzie has.never diminished this responsible self-
government in any way.
The  result  has been  a diversity of opinion and activity :
that is unparalleled on North
America  campuses.
"This I believe is good for
the university and for the stu- ■
dents, for it is in the exercise-
of responsibility . . . that youi
gain experience and maturity,
and become actively interested in the university."
International law expert
MacKenzie will pursue his previous love
Dr. Norman MacKenzie
plans to revote more time to
an earlier love—international
law and affairs—after his retirement July 1, 1962.
Since becoming president of-
the University of New Brunswick in 1940, and then coming to UBC in 1944, Dr. MacKenzie has had little time to
devote to the study of his
major field.
* *     *
But he hopes to resume his
interest in international relations after his retirement. He
is a worldrrenowned figure in
the field of international law.
Here are excerpts from his
writings and comments in the
last 18 years that provide
some idea of his political philosophy.
"I am agressively Canadian
and definitely not anti-American. Personally, I would
strive to. maintain Canadian
sovereignty in Canada, meaning control of all defence
forces and projects in our
own country," he told Americans through the facilities of
the New York Tribune.
* *     *
A major concern about
our position with the United
States and their domination
of Canada has always irritated Dr. MacKenzie. .One of. the
chief reasons for this is that
his graduates are'leaving Canada to cross the 49th parallel.
"Our relations with the
United States are now our
number one problem, and this
has probably been true, in
varying degrees, ever since
1776, but it is true that Can
ada should remain a separate
different and autonomous
"Canadians should realize
that the answer to the problem of remaining free, independent and different, barring a third world war, are
mostly within their own
*     *     *
He said it would be highly
dangerous for Canada to accept passively a situation
which allows all the raw materials for manufacture to go
to' another country thus hurt-
ting our own economy and
attracting our brightest young
He said Canadians "must be
tough and rough to the U.S."
Canada   is  in   danger  of   be
coming   a   nation   of   hewers
of wood and drawers of water
for the United States.
*     *     *
He expressed very deep-
cp.ncern when, the. Bomarc issue was facing Canada. He
said he doesn't believe in Canadian neutralism but he does
believe in partnership and
showing decision, making.
"Canada must insist as an
individual nation, on maintaining control of defence forces and. production.
"We have no more interests
outside Canada. No one is
frightened: of us. We have <i
good reputation as a nation.
We will become increasingly
important as a mediator."
President MacKenzie has al
ways considered the United
Nations as a sensible solution
to the world problems. He
was not always in favour of
the total system and in 1959
he suggested a change in the
voting power .of the United
Nations. He felt a whole new
index based on a countries
total development should be
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Tuesday,  November 28,   196T
8,000 profs
Financial prO-ylema highlighted
the addresses of the majority of
speakers at the Vancouver Island regional conference on
higher education, held in Nanaimo Saturday.
In the keynote address to the
conference, UBC President Dr.
Norman MacKenzie said enrolment in Canadian universities
and colleges will increase by 23
per cent in the next 10 years.
To meet this growing enrolment, he estimated that Canada
will have to produce 8,000 more
professors within the next five
years alone.
Bj* 1956Hhe average student's
cost for" university education
will leap;from $1,200 per year
to $2,30.0, Dr. MacKenzie revealed.
He went on to point out that
the total cost of university education in B.C. will be $15 million by 1966.     .
"Whether we like it or not,"
Dr. MacKenzie said, "more money must be provided for higher
education to meet the threat of
conflicting ideologies."
Dean E. D. McPhee of the
commerce department criticized
the prov incial government's
grants to the university. The
university to far has raised $8
million, while matching govern-
meat grants hayg^totailed only
$2>50$<JQO, he said.*
>. One of several Victoria College speakers at the conference,
. Professor Tony Emery, summed
up opinion with:* "Money will
sohfe all pur problems . . .
We have a system of education
that is so archaic it's a wonder
it exists at all."
Victoria College principal W.
H. Hickman expressed fear that
the lack of funds would lead to
lowered academic standards.
'.'We cannot get the huge sum
©f.^aojiey allotted to endowment
*ns$v£rs*ties and we cannot cur-
tarl enrolment," he'said.
Robert T. D. Wallace, Victoria
College vice-principal, urged the
provincial government to establish, a higher education commission to study the many existing
Iridustrialist-philant hropist
Walter Koerner advocated the
establishment of an education
portfolio in the federal cabinet.
"The federal government should
be mainly responsible for financing higher education in Canada," said Koerner.
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Students, faculty and members of university administrations are expected from - all
across Canada for the December
27 to January 1 meeting.
The Conference will examine
the nature of the contemporary
Canadian university, and consider the role of the Christian
within the learning community.
"Non-Christians are encouraged
to attend," said a spokesman,
"in order to contribute towards
a balanced assessment of the
current uniyersity scene."
Standards  should be stabilized
Assistant to the president,
Dean Geoffrey Andrew, Saturday called for a uniform plan
for education in British Columbia.
Addressing the Vancouver
Island regional conference on
higher education, Dean
Andrew said the time has
come for a general provincial
turnover in entrance standards from junior matriculation to senior matriculation
"in all centres which can
reach it."    7
(Earlier this year, UBC announced that all students from
outside the province would be
required to have senior matriculation.)
The Dean added that he was
not critical of elementary or
secondary schools, and took to
task UBC colleagues who took
"pot shots at the B.C. school
■      ■..'■*. *   *
Dean   Andrew  called   for a
unanimity of opinion from
university staff and alumni on
the matter of admission standards.
"Evidently the alumni is
divided about the question of
admission standards. It should
be their job to interpret a
rational admission policy," he
Dean Andrew urged admission standards allow for the
inadequacies of some smaller
B.C. centres, an«3 not just
limit admission lo top. students.
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"I like teaching the average student," he said. "The
records of the Royal Society
of Great Britain were not all
drawn from first and second
class Oxford or Cambridge
graduates. You cannot chart
the record that young. Look
at Winston Churchill:— a slow
learner, but he learned well."
•    *    •
Dean Andrew said he would
like to see the development
in B.C. of local colleges which
woud eventually become regular degree-granting universities competing with one another for students.
The Dean called for the
establishment of a Vancouver
liberal arts college which,
like Victoria College, would
develop a four-year course.
• • •
On the subject of Victoria
College, Dean Andrew stated
that the cause of higher education has lost political and
public support to some extent
because of the "unfair opinion
that UBC has stood in the way
of Victoria College and the
development of an independent degree granting institution there."
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Page   5
PROUD PAPA Dr. Norman MacKenzie congratulates his daughter Sheila after her graduation
from UBC in 1959 spring congregation. He has seen more than 15,0Q0 students graduate
since coming here in 1944.
IN HIS LIBRARY, retiring'president" Norman MacKenzie smiles
at camera with usOal stray hairs hanging over his forehead.
Photos   courtesy
The  Vqncover  Sun
BEST DRESSED MAN in educational circles ol 1952,
Dr MacKenzie posed in the most tasteful academic
costCime for a- Sun photographer. The president
dppqreritly.-thdoghf the honor wo* a big joke."
PICTURED HERE WITH HIS WIFE, Dr. Norman MacKenzie was on his way to Amsterdam, en
route to Paris as chief of Canadian delegation to a 1958 meeting of UNESCO. Dr. MacKen-
zie, known around the worjd- for his knowledge of international affairs, reported, to the meeting; o^ .U^ES^O's^pccomplishjnents in Canada. .,,,-.-.-. Page 6
Tuesday,  November 28,   1961
Guest blasts "padding
But it passes
Council  asks athletic  budget  inquiry
Student council has passed a motion recommending a joint council-athletic department inquiry into
the budget of the Men's Athletic Committee.
Vice-president Eric Ricker and president Alan
Cornwall both suggested that a "workshop" be set.
up early next year to discuss the "philosophies and
aims"   of the  Men's Athletic  Committee.
The move stemmed from a council discussion o£
the MAC budget last night in which several councillors expressed disapproval of certain features of the
The budget was later passed by a large majority.
Chief opposition came from engineering undergraduate   president   Terry   Guest,   who   blasted:
• the allocation to the Big Block Club.
• spring trips which he says are given merely as
incentives to team members.
• the budget of the public relations department as
"not enough."
Guest moved that the budget be passed except for
five items: the Big Block Club, the public relations .
department, and the golf, baseball and tennis teams,
which all take.spring trips. He received the support
of only three other councillors.
Guest said money allocated to trips south of the
border would be better spent on equipment for teams.
He said there was almost as much money spent
for "mere rewards for athletes" as on publicity. He
said he didn't see why the athletes shouldn't buy
their own sweaters.
The $78,000 budget, prepared by the Men's Athletic Committee, was first presented to council for
approval last Monday night. More than 853,000 of
the budget is contributed by the students. Another
$10,000 is an administration grant, while the remainder comes from gate receipts and the sale of athletic
privilege cards.
* ■ • -        *
The budget allots $2,150 to the Big Block Club,
$1,525 for athletic awards and the rest for the annual
awards banquet.
Arts president Mike  Sharzer protested this sec
tion of the budget. "It's more than half the University Club's Committee budget," he said.
Guest said he didn't see why the proceeds from
600 athletic privilege cards should go to the club.
He said he disliked what he called the prevalent
attitude that "we won last year, so we may as well
send a team, this year."
Guest suggested more money be spent on public
relations. He said an efficient public relations department would bring more revenue in through the gates.
* * *
Treasurer Malcolm Scott, one of the student members of the MAC, suggested the administration be
asked to supply a matching grant for athletics.
The administration now grants $10,000 to athletics to cover travelling expenses in the Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union.
Vice-president Eric Ricker said he would like to
see next year's budget submitted earlier to council.
He also questioned the necessity of "extra" team trips.
JOE M. (for Moneybags) COLLEGE, a typical UBC athlete, prepares for a trip. Student councillors Monday raised eye-;
brows at the amount of money needed to finance travelling
UBC teams. The Men's Athletic Committee budget for 1961-
62 was passed by council last night.
The Birds' rugger fifteen flew
into a third place tie by trouncing Trojans 11-0 in a Vancouver
Rugby Union first division game
.The Bird forward line completely demoralized the Trojan
crew, made up of 11 former Big
Block winners from UBC. It
was a clean-breaking game with
few penalties. The Birds dominated most of the second half
and kept the play in the
Trojans' end of the field.
The Birds' points came on
tries by Chris Bariatt, Peter
Bugg and Bruce McCallum.
Bugg's try was converted by
Dave Howie.
Fullback McCaUum's try was
the highlight of the game. He
ran thorough nearly the whole
Trojan team from about fifty
yards out.
Trojaos had an opportunity
to hit the scoreboard when they
missed two penalty kicks.
The results of last weekend's
games left the Kats in first
place with eight wins, Meralomas and Rowing Club tied for
second with six wins and one
loss'; and UBC pulled the Trojans
down into third place with
In another first division game
over the weekend, the Braves
beat North Shore 13-8.
In the second division A, the
Tomahawks blanked the Meralomas 6-0. This upset was the
first loss for Lomas. Tries were
made by Brian MacKee and
Sandy Foster. The win gives the
Tomahawks a record of four
wins and two losses.
Hawks ruled the scrum play
and the UBC backs ran at will.
In the other second division
A game Physical Ed. beat North
Shore II' 9-3 to put P.E. back in
contention for the title.
In the second division B the
Frosh I blasted the Wanderers
18-3 while Frosh II lost to Barbarians III 9-0.
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Parker signs with N.W. Bakers
Ron Parker, a 6'5" centre who starred with UBC's;
junior basketball team last year, and who said he "didn't
have time" to play UBC basketball this year, has signed
with the New Westminster Bakers of the Inter-City senior
basketball league.
Parker's signing brings to five the number of UBC
students wiho are playing for the Bakers. Keith Hartley,
Mike Potkonjak, Bill McDonald, and Gordon Betcher
are all on the team.
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Closes December  1st Tuesday, November 28,  1961
Page 7
Jayvees roll past
Bellingham Wheels
UBC Jayvees squeezed out a
48-42 victory over the Bellingham Wagon Wheels Saturday
night in an exhibition Senior B
men's basketball game.
At the end of the first quarter the score was tied at 10-10,
but in the second period Jayvees outscored the Wheels 16-5
.   .   . seven points
to take an 11-poiht lead at t h e
The Wheels outscored UBC in
the final two periods but were
unable to overcome the lead
piled up by UBC in the first
The teams were equal in the
penalty  department rocking up
15 fouls apiece.
The Jayvees were led to the
victory by Ken McDonald with
16 points and Don Brooks, who
scored 12 points. Both players
got all their points on field
The Wagon Wheels were led
in their losing cause by Donnie
Artsen who scored nine points,
and Bob Rubbins  with eight.
Friday night, Jayvees defeated
another Senior B team, St. Regis
Hotel, 56-50. Laurie Predinchuk
led UBC this time, scoring 15
Gord McKay got 14 " while
Norm Vickery and Ron Erickson gdded sev^en apiece. Dave
Treleavan scored IS for St. 'Regis.
Next weekend, Jayvees travel
to Everett for a two-game series.
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UBC acted as the gracious host in the Invitational Volleyball tournament at Memorial Gym over the weekend by allowing Bellingham YMCA to walk off with the laurels.
UBC managed a second-place  ^ ~^e    Beginners    and    Inter.
tie. Other teams competing were  mediate divisions  respectively.
Vancouver YMCA,  Dunbar Oc
casionals and the Mormons.
•    •    •
UBC beat Teachers in B
league play. In the A league
UBC defeated YWCA.
IN SWIMMING UBC swimmers placed well up in the
standings in the Canadian Synchronized Swimming Association B.C. section meet. In the
senior division, Marilyn Thomson placed second. Mary Elliot
and Sharon McGee placed first
UBC trounced Crofton House
School 43-6. Top scorers for
UBC were Diane Godfrey with
21 points and Pauline Grauer
with eight.
•    •    •
IN CURLING the L. McCready
rink lost three games in a row
in the Totemette Bonspiel. Mc-
Cready's rink lost to Shelia
Bremner, V. Chatney, and Marg
Cooke, in the second, third and
fourth rounds of the eliminations.
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Tuesday,  November  28,  T961
Films dominate activities
"Encounter with Germany",
the last part of the exciting
travelogue will be shown Wed.
}ijoon Bu. 102.
•k      -k      * ^
Film "No Longer Vanishing"
V':i^Sft,vB*ii. 303;.Tufis4ax^ra., film
on the  native  Indians  of  Canada.   Members  free,    non-members 15c.
* *     *
CVC presents a color travelogue "Three Days on the Beautiful Isle, Formosa" today at
12:30 in Bu. 106. All welcome.
* *     *
"Should Canada join the
Organization of American
States?" Canadian gov't position:
American viewpoint; general
Canadian opinion. Noon today
Bur 162.
•'.*'*    *
Bible study noon today in Bu.
2202. All welcome.
* *     *
A film interview with Linus
Pauling. This showing will be
held on Thurs. (not Wed.) in W.
100,  12:30. <
|     Dr.   Neatby    wtil    speak   on
| "Cultural   Implications   of   the
Party System",  noon   today   in
Bu. 202.
* *     *
Special meeting on Nov. 29,
Wed. at 12:25, Arts 100. Miss
Tilson w 111 be the gfi'est speaker.
* ■ *     *
Ron Fairclough, director of
organization for the B.C. Liberal Organization, will speak on
"'The Liberal Election Machine
—How it Works", Wed. noon,
Bu. 220.
Film on natives
shown noon today
Upiversrty Native Canadian
Fellowship is showing the film
"No Longer Vamsiuag" on the
Canadian Iad^$n In, different
provinces, at "noon todfe in Bo.
Admission will he free to
members and 15c to 'iion-mefl\-
bers. Fellowship memberships
will be sold at the door. .
The organization wants to
hear from native students who
have not contacted the fellowship as yet. Persons interested
in the work program and objectives of the Fellowship should
call chairman Peter Haskins at
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Graduate Student Raymond
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Noel, in a letter to the
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large percentage of the student population can speak
French or is at least acquanted
with it.
He said that there is a need
to develop the bi-cultural
status of the country at UBC.
In so doing it would promote
a better understanding between Canadians.
Noel said he could provide
the society with competent
bHihgual French- speaking
Canadians, French records,
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Noel was defeated in last
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Wed.  noon,  Bu. 202.  Everyone,
*'    *     *
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Riding cancelled after 3rd
* *     *
-Final meeting of the term.
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