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Vol. XLIV.
No. 66
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Thursday, May 25,  196T
On this memorable occasion the Government of this
Province, as the representative of the citizens, is pleased
to extend its congratulations to the graduates of the University of British Columbia and Victoria University.
To an ever-increasing degree the Government and the
people of British Columbia are depending upon the graduates of our institutions of higher learning for professional leadership not only in the perpetuation of our cultural traditions of the past but also in the development of
the sciences and technology required to keep abreast in
the fast-moving world of the present.
It has been stated that progress in this modern world
depends upon the leadership of those who have developed
a strong sense of intellectual and cultural values. Therefore, to the graduates of our universities, who have worked to attain these values,.the Government expresses its
appreciation for a task well done and offers its best
wishes for future success.
Minister of Education THE UBYSSEY
To be
Vol. XLIV.
No. 66
University fades away
Sopron graduates
final 23 students
Final chapter of a modern exodus will be written  this
month when the last 23 students of the Hungarian Sopron
' faculty of forestry take part in graduation ceremonies at the
FOR THE LAST TIME this year the flag and color party of the Sopron faculty of forestry
marched to their wreath-laying ceremonies in the memorial gym. The faculty, in their annual
march,  commemorate  the death of their companions  during the   1956   Hungarian  revolution.
: The ceremonies will mean that
j the Hungarian school which was
jfounded in.1809 and found an-
, other home in British Columbia
! in 1956 followiftg the ill-fated
| Hungarian revolution will close
its doors forever.
! Flight of the Foresters began
in November, 1956, when Russian tanks rolled into Hungary.
Led by the head of the school,
Dean Kalman Roller, 300 persons, including 196 students, 29
professors and their wives and
families, fled to Austria.
In Vienna they came to the
attention of the Hon. Jack Pickersgill, then Canada's minister,
of immigration, who was investigating the refugee problem. He
suggested to the Hon. James Sinclair, then fisheries minister,
that the refugees be transferred
to UBC in view of the Canadian
need for foresters. !
, University president, Dr. Nor-
rrian MacKenzie, when approached, was enthusiastic about the
idea and enlisted the aid of the
I forest industry of B. C.
j Within 24 hours the Powell'
| River Company had agreed to
accommodate the refugees in an
empty construction camp at
Powell River.
The head of UBC forestry faculty, Dean George Allen, and
the public relations officer for
the Powell River Company, Fred
McNeil, flew to Vienna and returned with Dean Roller to survey the local situation.
The "University :in exile''
sailed for Canada early in 1957
and after living'iri Powell River
in the spring and summer were
enrolled as UBC students for the
1957-58 session.
Life in a strange new country
was not easy for the refugees at
first. The most obvious barrier t-
was language, and UBC set' up
special classes to instruct'the
newcomers in English.
When the graduation ceremonies are concluded 139 of the
original 196 students will have
graduated in forestry and the
bulk of them will have found
jobs in their chosen profession.
Others will go on to study for
higher degrees and a few will
find employment in allied professions. Among the Hungarians some have been outstanding.
— one won a graduate scholarship to Washington, another to
The faculty  too have disperr
sed.    Some    have    found other,
teaching jobs at UBC and other'
universities; others are efnfjloy-
ed in research and allied" profess* •
Some of the students left because of language difficulties,
for financial reasons or because
they Were unsuited academic*
ally. Only eight have returned
to their native country.
Dean Roller, who will remain
on the university staff as a teacher and researcher, says Cana*
da's reception of Sopron "will
everlastingly remain a bright
page itv her history."
But the final accolade COifies •
from DeanvAllen, who says that
the Hungarians have been a big
success.    "ClOs& td 85 per cent,
have graduated," fife says, "dotibS'
ling the University's output  of
foresters and meeting-    a    reajh
need in B. C."
of the bell tower and surrounding buildings at Victoria
College. Photographer was
looking upwards over the
shrub-encrusted rockery from
the front lawn.
Top graduates
Andersen, Wales hike tw&mafor awards
Sopron   3
Editorial    4
Messages   5
UBC Valedictory   6
Year to remember    7
The good old days 8, 9
Top grads 10, 11
Prophecy 12
Faculty degrees 13
Sports 14,  15
Boom across the gulf 17
Vic Valedictory  18
Derelopmenl .__ 19
Henning Andersen, 27, now
in Denmark and apparently
unaware of his success, has
been awarded the Governor-
General's Gold Medal as the
top student in this year's graduating class.
Andersen has taken his
wife, Doris, back to Denmark
to meet his parents. University officials don't know his
Denmark address and it appears that he will not learn
that he has won the award
until his return in July.
Dr. J. St. Clair Sobell said
Andersen, who is studying
Russian, is one "of the most
brilliant and gifted students
we have ^irnWifffiils field.
j "iif>j»a!et a briiliaiit Career
for this original and creative
young man," he said.
David" Bertram Wales, of
Vancouver, has been named
top man among pure science
graduates. He was awarded
the University Medal for having highest marks among candidates for the B.Sc. degree.
Wales, an honors physics
and math student,, intends to
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study for a Master's degree in
mathematics and then continue his studies elsewhere.
He has been manager of the
tennis teant, executive inetn-
b&r of the Me*»'^ Athletic As-
sifefefidnv   prfcsfaeiH:*  ofsii-ftfe
Math   Club and  treasurer of
the Physics Society.
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News Editor        Fred  Fletcher
City Editor Keith Bradbury
CUP Editor Bob  Hendrickson
Photography Editor ..... George Fielder
Senior Editor  Sharon Rodney-
Sports Editor Mike Hunter
Photography Manager Bryon  Hender
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i        COPY   EDITORS:   Fred   Fletcher   and   Keith   Bradbury
1        SPORTS: Mike Hunter, Bert MacKinnon.
f       PHOTOGRAPHY :Jim Goode, Fred Jones.
r       REPORTERS:   Chris   Fahrni,   Diane   Greenall,   Maureen
Covell,     George Railton,    Bob Hendrickson,    Sharon
Rodney, Sidney Shakespeare.
Wake up!
f      So you've got a degree. What now?
For most students the symbol of success at a university is
the degree they receive on the day of their graduation. It brings
to an end four years of work and as much play as would
normally fill up six years.
To some there has been nothing but play, with a few hard
nights immediately preceding the examinations. If lucky, these
types are successful and ready to take their place in the
business world. Here they will also be successful with the
kindly help of the fraternity brothers, lodge brothers, their
"old men" or some other such "necessary" assistance.
There are other types of graduate. These successfully work
hard. However, they feel that the degree they receive will open
all the doors. They feel that since the world already owes them
a living, they should have it pretty easy.
They miscalculate. The world owes no one a living. It
merely owes one the opportunity to make a living. The rest is
up to the individual, who may succeed or fail, with or without
a degree.
This fact many students fail to consider and understand.
They expect to start at least three quarters of the way up the
ladder, if not a rung or two from the top.
They neglect to recognize the fact that in order to do an
adequate job in any business, it is necessary to have a good
working knowledge of the operation.
This cannot be gained by starting from the top. It requires
hard—and, in some cases—unpleasant work. It requires long,
tedious hours of additional study. It requires much unprofitable
labor. It requires common sense.
Few meet these requirements.
Ahnost everyone has heard the anecdote about the store
keeper and the new graduate.
STORE KEEPER: Here's a broom, son, sweep the floor.
GRAD: But, I'm a college graduate.
STOREKEEPER: Oh, well, in that case I'll show you how.
A sad but accurate portrait of a university graduate as
seen^bj? many.
It's about time that students realized that a university
degree is nothing more than a piece of paper entitling the
bearer to "postgraduate" education.
Thursday, May 25,  1961
Letters to the Editor
Now a rival
The University now has a rival—a co-operative and friendly rival, perhaps—but still a rival.
Victoria College has come of age. The capital city college
will graduate its first class Wednesday.
The College, or University, as we should now call it, has
big plans. Plans for an eventual 10,000 students. Plans for a
new campus—with new buildings. Integrated plans, that will
produce the ideal university layout.
Victoria planners are determined that the institution will
not "just grow" as the Point Grey campus has done.
It appears that this fledgling university is girding its loins
to challenge the Point Grey Goliath. To challenge us in facilities, in academic standards, in school spirit—even in athletics.
Are we prepared to accept such a challenge from our sister
instution—still affiliated with the University? We should be.
Our society is built on the spirit of friendly competition.
Let us welcome Victoria University to the ranks of the
growing educational institutions.
The Ubyssey:
The following collection of
letters is a somewhat edited
sampling of the verbal bar-
rags directed at the editors of
The Ubyssey each year. They
may be playful praise, pet
peeve, or poison pen. They
are relentless and redundant.
And' sometimes amusing, unlike this one.
Food ? ? ?
October 27,  1958
I will not dispute that there
is nothing as bracing as UBC
coffee, even though we must
chew it. What I will venture
to question is the huge amount
of gravy that covers all our
food. One begins to wonder
what lies beneath.
The minimum time required
to receive and consume a cup
of coffee has increased from
ten to twenty-five minutes due
to this lack of interest in the
(3rd year
Electrical Engineering)
Having eaten m the Fort
Camp dining hall for several
months, I am not easily surprised. Last week, however,
I was pleased and astonished
to find the meat on my plate
supplemented by a succulent
little worm who was hiding
in my rice.
I spent some time trying to
decide whether to eat him or
keep him for a pet. He would
have been a welcome addition
to my collection of steel wool,
broken glass, mould, hair, and
grime, which I have gleaned
from my plate.
I finally decided to spare
the innocent worm and dumped him and the remainder of
the appetizing tid-bits into the
Omigod ! !
The different forms of male
attire seen on the campus
range from the hideous to the
amusing, and it is a great pity
that the authorities of the Arts
and Education faculties especially, have issued no ruling
on this important matter.
After all, the university is a
seat of learning, and students
should do everything in their
power to uphold the dignity
of such an institution.
However, at present, I cannot see any dignity in the appalling garments worn by the
majority or undergraduates,
and with the recent influx of
Freshmen, it will be even
more dreadful and bilious-
Arts IV
Parking ? ? ?
Septemebr 22. 1959
Couldn't a parking lot be
constructed just west of the
University Golf Course on
what now appears to be bush-
land. Special buses operated
by the university could pick up
students and drop them at various points about the campus
In the Poole
Many persons on this campus seem to think that Carl
Renix was the person w h o
stole the paintings which were
on exhibition at the Library
Art Gallery. Mr. Renix, whom
I have known since early
childhood, is a man of impeccable moral standing. In any
case, I can personally refute
these outrageous accusations.
Mr. Renix was aboard my
yacht, the "Hilmar", on a
cruise through the Gulf Islands throughout the entire
weekend when the said paintings were stolen.
(Arts IV)
There is a completely false
story circulating that Carl Renix was responsible for the recent theft of paintings from
the UBC library. Anyone familiar with Carl's character
will recognize this is a vicious
lie. Furthermore, it would not
have been possible for him to
do this, since at the time of
the theft he was hunting bear
with me north of Kleena-
Kleena (in the Cariboo).
(Law II)
It has been strongly suggested by several usually reliable
sources that my good friend
Carl Renix stole $40,000 in art
treasures from the UBC library. This rumour is quite untrue as Carl was with me shopping in Seattle during the entire weekend of the 14th of
November and therefore could
not possibly have assisted with
the theft.
(Law II).
Who's at Fault?
November 17, 1959
Is it their fault they're responsible for almost all the
evils that beset this campus,
the drunkeness and racial discrimination, the increased fees
and the illegitimate children of
the co-eds. No! Because frat
boys are sick, sick, sick.
Play Major Role
It is undeniably true that the
members of Fraternities and
Sororities do play a major role
on campus. This minority to
a much greater extent than the
non-Greek majority supplies
the student body with its leaders. It is then naturally dismaying when part of this influential group advocates racism.
Arts III
January 12, 1960
I've been hearing about this
horrid affair that you College
people call the Farmers' Frolic
from my little girl who is in
Home Ec. If it is anything like
it is reported to be, I think the
Faculty of Agriculture should
be moved to Dawson Creek,
where people are supposed to
go in for that sort of thing.
Such a move would protect
innocent  little   girls   like   my
Joanie  from    these    drunken
farm people.    I will have you
know that    my    little darling
made her debut at Lord Nelson's Ball last year and I won't
have her social standing ruined
by such an obscene spectacle.
Yours indignantly,
Dawson Creek
November  19, 1960
Consuming alcoholic spirits
at downtown cabarets, pubs,
night clubs, rented halls, fraternity houses, and private
homes, students are found with
a glass in hand — and it's not
milk that's in it. As their
pocketbooks and stomachs can
only take so much, most of
them indulge in "moderation".
At "wet" functions, the average student is able to behave
himself at least as well as the
more "adult" drinker, and
oftentimes better than the
older crowd.
Legal drinking would stop
all this nonsensical "under the
table" furtiveness. However,
I must admit that at the beginning of the evening I was very
puzzled by all this "ducking"
under the tables. When someone at the crowded table I was
sitting at reached down and
did "something," I likewise did
the same, but all I got was the
tail-end of some sweet, young
thing's crinoline in my hand,
and a fist in the eye from her
Agric. II
Boat Racing
November 24, 1960
A perfect example of the
gross over-emphasis that this
student body places on "spirited mayhem" were the activities accompanying the Tea Cup
game last Wednesday.
Certainly exuberance iffid
enthusiasm are to be commended (there is no wrong in wholeheartedly participating in beneficial and exciting pursuits);
but, when a "fanatical mob"
have the brazen audacity to
stand up in public, sloppily
guzzle swamp-slop, and be
proud of it too, it's time for at
least a brief period of introspection.
January 7, 1960
It's about time some of the
"prima donna" athletes of this
campus were told they're not
wanted. For too long a time
the lack of success in UBC athletics has been blamed on
everything but the individual
player. Poor coaching, no athletic scholarships, poor administration, poor fan support,
and even climatic conditions
have been used as reasons.
Admittedly, these and other
factors tend to make it tougher
to win, but none are a quarter
as detrimental as the lackluster, cry-baby, moma-pamp-
ered performances put forth by
some of the athletes participating on UBC teams.
The complaining, wailing
and seeking of sympathy of
some of our athletes is ridiculous. It's about time they grew
up, started putting out with
some hustle and desire, or quit.
Protect yourself, coach! Get
rid of that fugitive from his
mother's apron strings, no
matter how skilled he may be.
Put in some kid who wants to
play for the love of the game,
and not because he wants to do
us a favor by playing on one of
our teams.
A faithful but finally disgusted fan,
Acadia Camp Thursday, May 25,  1961
Page Five
Presidents  congratulate   1961   graduates
This is a proud and happy day for us all,
but more particularly for those who have
completed their formal studies and are now
going out to take posts in their chosen professions. To all the graduates I offer my
warmest congratulations and good wishes,
and express the hope that life will give you
happiness, success, and satisfaction. I know
that the University will always hold a special place in your affections for it is now a
spiritual home to each of you and I hope you
will return whenever you can to meet old
As graduates you can be of great service
to your University. Wherever you go, you
will interpret to others the values and standards we have tried to give you during your
years on the Campus. You are, in a very
real sense, a privileged group, for you now
possess special skills and training which you
can put to the service of the community and
the country. I know that each of you, in
your own way and to the limits of your
capacities, will enhance the influence and
reputation of your University, and so share
with others the benefits you have received.
President, University
of British Columbia.
Student Council
.   . outgoing
In this brief graduation message, I have
no intention of dwelling upon the traditional
"fork in the road" or "pangs of regret" cliches,
but as a member of the grad class, and- as
outgoing AMS president, I must admit to a
certain feeling of nostalgia and sadness as the
time for farewells  quickly  approaches.
Our years at UBC have been illuminating
and inspiring, and our association with faculty
members and fellow students have formed a
major part  of our  education.
It will be indeed difficult to sever so many
valued relationships—and this aspect of graduation is for me the most depressing.
The success of the many extra-curricular
activities which flourish on this campus has
also done a great deal to enhance our years
at university, and, on behalf of the outgoing
Student Council, I would like to express gratitude for the enthusiastic support members
of the 1961 graduating class have given AMS
I would also like to take advantage of this
opportunity to personally give you my very
best wishes for happiness and success, and to
urge you, whatever your future endeavors, to
continue to remember arid support the University of British Columbia.
President 1960-61,
Alma Mater Society
Sopron escape: A memory which will live on
DEAN K. ROLLER . . . Dean of
the  Sopron   Faculty
There are events in history
and every day life which are
significant for the moment
but which soon pass from memory without leaving any particular impression. On the
other hand, there are many
others, perhaps of less importance, memories of which are
kept alive by succeeding generations. The latter endure because they are characteristic
of the particular age, reflect
the political and social conditions of the times, and usually
involve human values and e-
I think that in this second
group might be placed the escape of the S o P r on Faculty
which will be ceased in May
when the last 23 students take
part in graduation ceremonies
a t t h e University of British
The ceremonies mean that
our Faculty in exile, which
was founded in Selmec, Hungary,  in  1809  and settled  in
British Columbia in 1957 following the ill-fated Hungarian
revolution, will close its doors
The flight of the Faculty began in November, 1956, when
Russian tanks, rolled into Hungary to crush the now-famous
national revolt. About 200 students and 30 professors with
their family members had to
flee across the border into
Austria and later on at the invitation of the Canadian .Government and with the assistance of the University of British Columbia and the Powell
River Company, the whole
group found not only a refuge
in Canada, but a new Alma
Mater and a new home.
Some might say t h a t it is
not a great event when 200
young people move from their
homeland to a new country;
juventus ventus, says a latin
proverb, the youth can migrate easily, looking for the
best living possibilities. But if
we analyze more deeply what
has happened to them, we see
that their decisions were not
those made lightly by young
people, but were deliberate
and intellectual; their choice
rested on their own diagnosis
of the twentieth century.
What they saw was that dictators and extreme ideologies
were solidly in power and
that either the phalanx of the
Nazisor the kolkhoz of the
Communists would continue
to destroy the identity of thf
individual. They as individuals and human beings wanted to rid themselves of their
yoke and regain their freedom.
The establishment of the Sopron Division at the University of British Columbia represents a dramatic example
of contrasts in today's political-social situation. On the
one hand is the dictatorship
which relentlessly casts out
these young people from their
own country because of their
ideals; on the other hand is a
western democracy which
reaches out a helping hand to
the persecuted from other
lands to give them individual
freedom and dignity.
We, the whole Sopron Faculty, are very grateful for it
to the professors and students
of this University and we are
convinced that as we become
Canadian citizens in due
course, we shall contribute in
an important way by sinking
our Sopron roots deeply into
our new country and placing
our strength and resources at
its disposal.
In farewell to our Alma Mater let me ask all of you, our
colleagues and friends on the
campus, not to forget the Sopron students and to remember
this event,, when two Alma
Maters from East and West,
joined together in one University. Please, help the new
brothers to love and to serve
this vast and beautiful country
taking care of your freedom
together with those who missed it once and don't want to
to lose again.
—K. J. Roller.
You shape the destiny of this era of progress
of   Grad
SHRUM . . . Dean
uate   Studies.
You have completed one
phase of the preparation for
your life's work and as you
enter upon the next, you
should seek to grasp and understand  the full implication
of the many opportunities and
challenges facing university
graduates. Your professors can
only iiope Xiiat uiey have kindled fires which will sustain
in you an imaginative, creative and productive approach
to the broader challenges of
the life you are entering.
The brainpower resources
of the nations of the world
must te mobilized to solve
the many economic, political,
sociological and scientific problems of our age. Canada, because of her prosperity, her
sparsely populated areas and
her abundant natural resources, can make a unique contribution towards the solution
of   some  of   these   problems.
This contribution must stem
from you who have the neces
sary training for such important work. You have a
rare and precious opportunity
to take part in a new phase
in man's intellectual progress
and social evolution.
The rate of progress in the
physical sciences is already
increasing so rapidly in most
parts of the world and particularly in some of the emerging nations that unless1 we in
Canada broaden and strengthen our efforts, we shall not
be able to make a very significant contribution. In fact,
we may actually fall behind
some of the presently designated    backward     countries.
What is true for the physical sciences probably applies
equally well to the social sciences and the humanities.
Our opportunities in Canada
are matched only by the magnitude of the tasks which lie
Each of you in your own
sphere by example and lead
ership can make a significant
contribution towards the solution of some of our most
urgent national and world
problems. But, if you are to
achieve a high and increasing
level of success in the important tasks that await your efforts, you should seek the
help and cooperation of the
widest segment of the community. This will both broaden and strengthen your work
and ensure a wider acceptance
of your efforts.
For graduates remaining in
British Columbia, this can
only be a time for almost
unrestrained optimism. We
are on the threshold of massive new developments which
will greatly improve our industrial efficiency and increase our productive capacity. This will stimulate our
economic growth and development and will lay a solid
foundation for your participation in a high and increasing
level of industrial prosperity.
To achieve your goals either
at home or abroad, we shall
need a spirit of dedication
equal to that of graduates
from any university in the
world: we shall need a willingness to make sacrifices and to
accept responsibilities which
we have not known before;
and finally we shall need an
inner conviction of the sincerity of our purpose and the
adequacy of our moral standards.
I wish you every success in
the changing and exciting
world which you are entering.
It is doubtful if in all history
there has ever been more
stimulating period for human
activity. I am confident that
through your determination
and perseverance you will
help shape the destiny of this
new era in human progress
and happiness.
—G. M>. Shruno, Pope Six
Thursday, May 25,   1961
Valedictory   Address
enefit man
"We have come to this formal ceremony of Graduation
with mixed feelings: feelings
of excitement and stimulation
because we have attained a
very real and significant goal
In our lives, and: at the same
-time feelings of regret because
we are leaving the institution
Which has been our home for
four or five years.
As we leave our university
it is fitting that we consider
what it represents in our lives.
I think immediately of two
things. The first, the stimulation, natural curiosity, and self-
discipline we have derived
from our formal studies, which
we shall carry with us wherever we go or whatever we
do. The second, the new responsibilities which come to
us • in consequence of graduation.
We are in so many respects
a privileged group of men and
women for we have been permitted to share directly in
that exciting experience—-education. We have been exposed
to the very best thoughts and
ideas that history has presented and we have shared,
through our professors, in the
wisdom of the past and the
This knowledge has been
given to us willingly and without reservation and we are
today richer through the ideas
we have gleaned, the facts we
have learned and the skills we
have acquired:
I hope that our years at the
university have given to each
Of us the ability to make critical judgment of ideas, of
men, and of human institutions. However, we must not
adopt a superior attitude, because of these accomplishments. We recognize that there
are many other opinions than
our own. We realize that we
do not know as much as we
thought. We have learned to
keep an open mind.
We have three primary res-
ponsibiljties..   The   first  is   to
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ourselves. We have been given
advantages of an eductaion.
We must not consider today as
the end of our educational experience. Graduation marks
but a beginning. We must not
let our minds stagnate, there
is much to be learned outside
the walls of a university. Life
will ipresent many new and exciting experiences for us. We
should not be blind to what
it has to offer
A second responsibility is to
our university and those students who come behind. We
have been fortunate in receiving our education, but we
must secure this opportunity
for  others to  follow.
As graduates of this university we are its foremost ambassadors. It has given much
to us. In return we can put
into practice its teachings and
. . . Valedictorian
ideas  This is not an easy task.
We  must  be  prepared to  de
fend these high principles and
freedoms. If we are successful others will be given the
same opportunities and advantages as we.
•$.       rf.       .ft
Our third responsibility is
to society. As we leave we
take with us many hopes and
aspirations. We encounter the
gloomy prospects of a tense
international situation and of
a national economy plagued
with many problems. People
are more concerned with materialism than idealism. Our
awareness of tolerance and
humility can perhaps help to
cure some of society's ailments.
This certainly does not
mean that we are wiser than
our predecessors or that we
can do it by ourselves, but
perhaps our idealism can over
come some of the cynicism of
today. We can become good
citizens and by our example,
help to promote peace and understanding in the affairs of
%.   %.   %,
I know the university of
British Columbia will always
occupy a unique place in our
hearts. I know too that we
will look back at these years
as the happiest years of our
lives, and that we will never
forget the friends that we have
made. I hope that we will all
return again to renew our
friendships with the dedicated
men and women who have
been our teachers and counsellors during these years. I wish
you all happiness and success
and those rich rewards which
come from serving others in
selflessness and dedication.
How much will it cost to be a happy wanderer?
Two hundred dollars? Two thousand dollars?
Travelling can run into real money. Fares ...
food . .. shelter ... clothes -it all adds up.
When you go depends on when you can pay.
But you'll probably find The Bank of Nova
Scotia can help you go sooner than you'd expect. Here's how:
Starting today, when you earn extra money,
keep it—not in your pocket but in a Scotiabank
Savings Account. There you'll find your deposits
quickly build up to a healthy total. . . and soon
you may be sipping cafe au lait in a sidewalk
restaurant in Paris.
Just one dollar will start you saving at The
Bank of Nova Scotia. Drop in at your nearest
branch and open your Savings Account    today!
University and Allison Branch: K. D. Carter, Manager „ Thursday, May 25, 1961
Page Sevan
The   history:
For Grads a year to remember
Grad poem
The 1960-61 session of the
University of British Columbia
has now become history. Let
us trace briefly some of the
more unusual events of the
past year, which may or may
not be outstanding, depending
on  your point  of view.
Our most outstanding athletic achievement occurred in
August, when our oarsmen
brought home a silver medal
from the Olympic games in
Rome, proving once again
they are among the finest in
the world.
And then again, before the
term had officially begun, we
played host to 137 students
who came by train from all
across Canada, at the annual
NFCUS   seminary.
By the end of September,
however, the term was well
under way. We had survived
the first hectic week of registration, and accustomed ourselves to the taste of Brock
coffee again. The usual construction gangs were still hard
at work, and the East Mall
was in a continual state of
being dug up. However the
results were soon seen when
the new library wing and the
Buchanan extension were
This year, instead of throwing the Engineers in the library pond, the more energetic
freshmen trooped off to Camp
Elphinstone for the annual
-Frosh Retreat, and were followed the next week by the
campus "wheels" and some
football playing professors at
Leadership   Conference.
Within two or three weeks
the real activities of the term
were under way. We had the
fall Blood: Drive, Sadie Hawkins Day, and before we knew
it, mid-terms.
Hallowe'en saw a minor
religious war between the
colleges, which is reputed to
have started by Carey Hall
tacking Luther's Ninety-Five
Theses on St. Mark's door.
St Mark's retaliated with a
fiery cross on Union College's
lawn, and somehow Anglican
got blamed for it, or was it
the other way around?
Colonel Logan was named
this year's Great Trekker at
Homecoming. The Pep Meet
and the Dance were most successful, but the game was
memorable not so much for
football as for the shenanigans which accompanied it,
and the Phys-Ed department
once again had to replace the
goal  posts.
As the fall term drew to
a close, the Engineers successfully demonstrated the charitable side of their nature by
raising over a thousand dollars
for the March of Dimes. In
the annual Tea-Cup Game,
also held in support of the
March of Dimes, the hard-
fighting      Home      Economics
UBC prof, receives
Ford research grant
DR. H. L. STEIN, professor of
education at the University of
British Columbia has received
a Ford Foundation grant for
research on educational television. He will study at Salt
Lake City Educational television station KUED.
RUTH KIDD . . . Historian
squad scored a narrow victory
over the Engineer-sponsored
With Christmas came the
exams, and after them the
usual celebrations. Some of
us worked1 during the vacation,
some vacationed, and some
just plain rested, but all of us
appreciated the brief period
away from our'studies.
The new year saw the birth
of a unique organization, the
Intellectual Stunt Committee,
which undertook to revive the
ancient and honourable sport
of bed-pushing by pushing a
bed frotii the Peace Arch to
the Campuf. The impact was
startling; both on the astonished drivers who saw what
looked like a hospital bed on
wheels looming- at them out
of dense fog On the King
George Highway at 3 a.m.,
and on the other universities
across Canada, who promptly
set out to break our world
distance record.
The Engineers, who were
not to be outdone, issued an
open challenge to anyone to
race a bed from Kamloops to '
Vancouver, but the plan was
abandoned when Queens University pushed their bed for
a   thousand   miles.   .
We returned to more serious
matters in February/The Academic Symposium, which was
attended by faculty, students
and alumni, was held at Parksville and proved to be stimulating and thought-provoking.
The first Festival of the Arts,
sponsored by the Special
Events Committee, presented
the students with an outstanding selection of poets, musicians, speakers, and performers of all types.
Later in the month ISC
made an unsuccessful attempt
to end the segregation in the
Mildred Brock Lounge, but it
seems the girls prefer it that
way. The girls also figured
prominently in what was
probably the year's most notorious event, the chastity
debate. Although it began
quite innocently as an ordinary debate with a juicy topic,
the papers soon had it blown
up into a major scandal, which
even rated parliamentary attention.
The most notable event of
the year was undoubtedly our
triennial Open House, which
was held early in March.
In spite of bad weather on
the first day (it would wait
till March to snow), everyone
agreed that this was the most
successful Open house ever
held. The Rod and Gun Club
kept an all day log rolling
contest going on the Buchanan
pond and sopping wet Engineers and Foresters were seen
visiting many of the other displays, which ranged from
mechanical brains and a Van
der Graff generator to a gallows in the law school and
numerous  club displays.
When the last performance
of the variety show hadlbeen
given and the last visitor: had
gone home, the whole university breathed a sigh of Relief
and secretly thanked the powers that be that Open House
is not an annual affair, otherwise how would anyone pass
his year.
The last memorable event
of the year was the Spring
General Meeting. The hard
working councillors, who had
already introduced and passed
a plan to completely reorganize student government, putting all the undergraduate
presidents on council next
year and eliminating many of
the present positions, hadn't
bargainee on a coup d'etat at
the Spring Meeting. Armed
and uniformed revolutionaries
entered the Armouries shortly
after the meeting was to have
begun in a giant Sherman
tank, with president Dave
Edgar and incoming president
Al Cornwall under armed
guard. Even the Engineers
were powerless in the face of
superior arms, a most unusual
Exams' were soon upon us
and with them beautiful spring
weather, which always makes
studying that much harder.
The year ended with the usual
crowded library, despite the
new wing. In May the degrees
were granted, and the campus
once again lapsed into silence.
A most outstanding year had
become history.
Best Wishes to Grads of r61
Thompson, Berwick & Pratt
University Architects
Short time ago, when youthful mind did lie
Unheeded in a dark discordant place,
And eyes, unfocussed, thoughtlessly looked by,
Uncomprehending into barren space:
Short time ago I met him
With  the  sympathetic face. t
And notes of wisdom played he, until one
Struck chord of answer deep within my being,
And etiolated soul felt warmth of sun.
Ah! How the new found chord reverberated,
And how the sunlight soft the dark dispelled!
This craving mind, so recently belated,
'Gainst   ignoi-ance  and prejudice rebelled.
Short  time ago, 'tis true,  this mind lay  wasted,
But now,  as  thirst for knowledge grows apace,
God grant that these few drops which I have tasted
May nurture a desire for all my days.
Short time,  farewell! "I  leave  him
With the sympathetic face.
Will writer
Busters, tomcats, tacks
willed to all undergrads
We, the graduating class of
1961, of the University of
British Columbia, declare this
to be our last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all
Wills at any time heretofore
made by us.
We give, devise, and bequeath
all our estate both Real and
Personal unto the classes
which follow us whom we
appoint Executor and Trustee
of this our Will upon the following   trusts
• To the law professors the
reports which they have held
in their offices and of which
as a result the law students
have been able to make no use
during the past three years.
• To every ten- Engineers
one frosh suitable for pond
• To Busters our sincere
promise that we will buck
them in all their undertakings.
• To the Artsmen permission to expel from the library
those deviates who disrupt the
proceedings therein by insisting on quiet study.
• To the medics one tomcat
to be used for the purpose of
producing specimens for the
study   of  embryology.
• To the residents of the
campus our hopes that they
will acquire a taste for beetle's
earthworms, thumbtacks, and
broken glass.
• To the education students
a copy of "How to Live with
your Inferiority Complex."
• Finally, to all facultigg^
professors, students, and staff
we leave our most grateful
appreciation for their contributions towards one Of* the
major experiences of our lives.
Signed, published and declared in the presence of the
Graduating Class of 1961, as
and for its Class Will and
Testament, on this the twenty-
fourth (fifth) day of May,
Nineteen Hundred and Sixty-
sl Wishes to the Ciass of '61
Every Success In Your
Future Endeavours
Marty's  Ltd.
4409 West 10th Avenue CA 4-5352 Page Eight
Thursday, May 25,   1961
THE      U B
Remember when?  Them  ^
SEPTEMBER, 1957 ... Yes them were the good old days.
No fears of exams, essays or assignments. The only problem
—to catch a suave upper classman or meet a cute freshette. Too
bad hazing ended in 1959. Now follow us as we trace out
your last four years at UBC.
OCTOBER, 1958 ... In the
lar coup since the French Revc
Mater Society, long a sym
tyranny, was swept away,
arrived on Campus at the ■
General Meeting. Last year tl
abolished.   Wonder why?
OCTOBER, 1957 .. . Remember pranks, the pantie raids at
the Dorms, the kidnapping of
Julie "The Body" Meilitke,,
Buck Fusters, ISC's Fairie Queen,
the Free Love Society and Fuda.
University was never so good.
NOVEMBER, 1957 . . . Spirit actually seen at a
Thunderbird Football Game . . . This was Homecoming, the prelude to one of your first Homecoming
dances and those after-parties! ... hie. Yes, many
of your classmates had a good time until that first
English  100 exam arrived.     .
APRIL, 1957 . . . Ah, sweet dreams. First
year finals hit some studious types rather hard.
Others bit something else equally hard to drown
out the sorrows. Well, second year finals were
better—by then, at least, you had second*
guessed the examiner.
SEPTEMBER, 1958 .. . The
women of the campus have
changed ... of course we
mean they have changed
their name from Women's
Undergraduate Society to
Associated  Women  Students.
APRIL, 1958 ... . These heart-felt momentoes
from the student body met the proposers of the
fee increase. Unfortunately the applecores and
bags fell short as the fees went up the next year.
-v*W>lp*(riw<+' s
ample parking
Grounds will sup
FEBRUARY, 1958 .. . The new Buchanan Building started
to fall apart at the seams. It joined the "temporary shacks"
seen on Commerce Row. Actually the last four years did see
many new buildings constructed—among them the Faculty
Club, Medicine Buildings, Koerner Library Wing, Residences,
International House and the Grad Centre.
took a cos
the Westei
Union.- The
pic Rowing
known of.i SSE Y
Thursday, May 25,  1961
Page Nine
Id d
ost spectacu*
on the Alma
< of campus
Black Hand
lual October
fheeting was
FEBRUARY, 1961 ... The lady of the bed
meets the President after the gruellirig night
pushing a bed from the U.S. border to UBC.
Too bad the record only lasted for a few days
Dave Edgar and historian Ruth Kidd both graduate this year.
OCTOBER, 1960 . . . Leadership
conference, like all other Conferences became a real party. Remember Graduate Wendy Rosene
and the Girls singing "we make
the beds in the morning and the
boys  at   night?"
MARCH, 1961 ... A present to Busters from all
the students. Remember how nice it was to find that
you were the lucky person to pay the salary of Buildings and Grounds for another week as your car was
Yes, to many UBC
>-; seas from home,
tise became a cen-
\tp during the four-
APRIL, 1961 . . . Presidents always make a big splash
—Dave Edgar is no exception. Remember the four years
of the Engineers Pool, feared by all Councillors, after the
General meeting. Pubsters, especially Editors of late have
found themselves rather wet behind the ears also. This is
Dave Edgar's last big splash ... he graduates this year.
$9!. ... According to Tom Hughes,
Buildings and Grounds, "there is
.every student and Buildings and
fnore as it is needed."    Yes . . .
FEBRUARY, 1960 . . . Remember the
year of stolen paintings, and red stripes
added to "Brock bargains." It was also
the year for illegal rocket shots off
Spanish Banks (among other things)
and the  beat  people.
®59 . . . Athletics
step ■ forward into
Canadian Athletic
ampionship Olym-
am y/as the best
NOVEMBER, 1959 . . . "Where shall we meet again,
in thunder, lightning or in rain?" Yes and there was
Thunder Day when AWS dognapped Thunder for cans
of food. This year's valedictorian, Peter Meekison, then
AMS president, performs one of his more important
functions: investing Thunder as campus mascot.
MAY, 1961 ... And this is it.
The end of the road — of four
years fun and study. Yes, every-
' one studied sometimes. President MacKenzie holds out his
hand to you in congratulation
and farewell at Graduation
1961. Page Ten
Thursdqy, May 25,  1961
Diligence pays dividends ..
Medal, presented to the agriculture student graduating
with the highest marks, was
won this year by 22-year-old
Margaret Leroux of Vancouver. Miss Leroux obtained an
81.5%   average.
Miss Leroux attended Lord
Byng High School where she
won a Chris Spencer Foundation scholarship and a university entrance scholarship. ■
She is now doing fisheries research in Vancouver
and intends to go into microbiological research.
president of the Architectural
Undergraduate Society in
1959-60, is the 1961 winner
of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal for
being the outstanding candidate for the B.Arch. degree.
Freschi also won the Pilkington Prize, which includes
an eight month travelling
scholarship to Europe, for
writing the top architectural
thesis in Canada.
Also interested in football
and jazz, Freschi was president of his class this year.
row, Harold Douglas Butter-
worth of Oyama has won the
$75 Kiwanis Club Gold medal
and prize, this time as head
of the  Commerce  graduates.
The marketing student,
twice winner of the Westminster Paper Company Scholarship, intends to enter industry.
Vice-president of the Marketing Club this year, Butter-
worth also served as chairman of the Commerce banquet. He was active in the
Fort Camp Council.
Ernest G. Neudorf of Abbotsford, has won the Association
of Professional Engineers
Gold Medal for heading the
graduating class.
Interested in politics and
horticulture, Neudorf, through
intensive study, proved himself to be the leading candidate  for the   B.A.Sc.   degree.
MARY RUTH DIEWERT, an Education student whose university career was interrupted
by a two-year rural teaching j o b at Pemberton has
been awarded the Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial
Medal and Prize ($50) for
the outstanding student in
elementary   education.
Miss Diewert, a language-
arts major, intends to teach
in the Vancouver area next
The Laura Holland Scholarship ($300), head of the Graduat-
in Class, School of Social Work,
B.S.W. degree: Marjorie Donal-
da Martin (Creston).
The Encyclopedia Britannica
of Canada Ltd. Prizes (sets of
"Great Books of the Western
World"). (Science and engineering students with outstanding
records in their fields and areas
of liberal education): ENGINEERING — Robert Wellington Donaldson (Vancouver);
SCIENCE — Ronald Maine Lees
The Lefevre Gold Medal and
Scholarship ($125) (proficiency
in Chemistry): Christopher
Leonard  Gardner  (Victoria).
The Society of Chemical Industry Merit Awards (inscribed
gold key and subscription to
"Chemistry and Industry"):
(a) outstanding in Honours
Course in Chemistry — Arthur
Camermanv(Vancouver); (b) outstanding in Chemical Engineering — Donald Edward Towson
The University Essay Prize,
$25 (best undergraduate essay
submitted in English courses):
Mary Ruth Diewert( Vancouver).
The Architectural Institute of
British Columbia Prize (books
to value of $67 approx.) (outstanding in Architectural Design): Davjd John Dubeta (Alberta).
Northwest Plaster Bureau
Scholarship Prize, $250 (outstanding progress in building
construction): John Raymond
Griffin   (New   Westminster).
Powell River Company Limited Prize, $25 (excellence in
aspects of planning): Lawrence
Richard Doyle (Vancouver).
Arts and Science
The Ahepa Prize, $100 (proficiency in Greek studies): Ed-
war'd Charles Oliver Lalour
The Armstead Prize in Biology and Botany, $50 (scholastic
and research ability in biology
and   botany):    Frederick   Alex-
Vancouver, an Education student majoring in English and
Geography, has won the Dr.
Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Prize, a $50 award for
the outstanding graduate of
the College of Education,
secondary level.
A graduate of John Oliver
High School, New has no
definite long range plans, but
intends to take some graduate study. He is active in the
choral   society.
ander Young (Vancouver).
The Cave and Company Limited Scholarship, $75 each (proficiency in chemistry, continuing in Graduate Studies): Arthur
Camerman (Vancouver); Norman
Camerman (Vancouver).
The David Bolocan Memorial
Prize, $25 (outstanding in psych-(
ology): William Michael Petrusic i
(Vancouver). ;
The Entomological Society of
British Columbia Book Prize
(outstanding in entomology, field
of Zoology): William Glen Stick-
land (Parksville).
German   Government   Book
Prize   (proficiency   in  German): j
Heinrich Ernst Brockhaus (Van-!
couver). , I
The Gilbert Tucker Memorial
Prize, $25 (proficiency in course
History 404) John Charles bell
The Imperial Order Daughters
of the Empire Scott Memorial
Scholarship, $100 (proficiency in
Biology 332, and continuing in
Graduate Studies): Thomas
Henry Carefoot (North Vancouver).
The  Polish  Friendship   "Zgo-
TERSON, jazz-loving president of Alpha Phi Sorority,
had her aesthetic and social
side overshadowed by her
domestic and academic ability. She won the $50 Special
Prize for topping the Home
Economics  grad class.
Miss Patterson, who is
specializing in Dietetics, will
intern for a year at VGH before considering future study.
da" Society Prize, $100 (outstanding record in first Polish
course): Georgia Britron, Chicago, 111.
Prize of the Ambassador of
Switzerland (books) (proficiency
in German): Heinz Joachim Dili
The Vancouver   Natural   History   Society   Prize    (books   to
value   of   $25)   (proficiency   in
Fourth Year Botany): Jean Clare ■
Hammond (Vancouver).
Engineering j
The Heavy Construction Asso- j
elation of B.C. Graduation Prize,;
$50 (proficiency in course on!
highway engineering): Nelson |
Mathew  Skalbania (Vancouver).
Machine Design Prize, $25
(best design in course M.E. 463):
Donald George Creelman (Ward-
The Timber Preservers Limited Prizes (best specification of
modern engineering timber construction requiring preservative
treatments): First Prize, $100—
Hugh A. Borrett (East Kelowna);
Second Prize, $60—John Vaugh-
an Davies (Victoria); Third Prize
$30—Nelson Mathew Skalbania
(Vancouver); Merit Prizes, $20
each — John Clare Donaldson,
Lethbridge, Alta.; William Phillips (Vernon); Garry Warren
Taypay (Campbell River).
The Interior Lumber Manufacturers' Prize in Forestry, $75
(proficiency in degree course in
Forestry): Roberi A. B. McFarlane  (Vancouver).
Home Economics
The B.C.D.A. Scholarship in
Dietetics. $100 (proficiency, proceeding to dietetic interneship
in Canada): Marie Alice Watch-
cm (Vancouver).
The Lillian M a e Westcott
Prize (special equipment) (pro-
ficiencv in areas of clothing and
textiles): Dorothy Margaret
Dewsiey (Vancouver).
The Singer Sewing Machine
Co. Prize (portable electric
Singer Sewing Machine) (proficiency in field of clothing): Marilyn Jean Dinsmore (Cloverdale).
(Cont. on Page 11). Thursday, May 25,  1961
Page Eleven^
TWO AWARDS went to
Roland W. Haigh of North
Vancouver: the Canadian Institute of Forestry Medal for
the best all-round record in
fourth-year forestry, and the
H. R. McMillan Prize for his
four year record (Haigh topped his year in first, third and
fourth  years).
Haigh, specializing in Forest Products Marketing, intends to study for a Master
of forestry at Yale next year.
On the Forest Club executive for two years, Haigh was
intramural manager for
sports. ,
or gifted graduates
LASZLO SAFRANYIK of Vancouver was the winner of the
special $50 prize awarded to
the head of the graduating
class of the Sopron Division
of the Faculty of Forestry.
Specializing in entomology,
Safranyik does not intend to
further his education, but in\,
stead enter the British Columbia Forest Service.
Safranyik will have no
successor as graduating class
head since the Sopron school
is closing its doors with this
ANNE  . GIVINS,     22,     of
Prince George, headed the
graduating law class of 81
students, winning the Law
Society Gold Medal and
It is the first time in more
than six years that a girl has
won the award. She is one
of five women   in   the  class.
Miss Givins has always
wanted to be a lawyer, she
says. She is now articling
in a city law firm.
president of the medical
honor society, Alpha Omega
Alpha, and student rep on
the Medical Alumni Association, somewhere found
enough study time to top the
Medical graduating class.
He had topped his class
three times in his four years.
He won the $250 Hamber
Gold Medal and Prize as the
outstanding candidate for the
M.D.  degree.
His plans, beyond a year
of interning at VGH, are indefinite.
WINNER OF the Horner
Gold Medal for Pharmacy
was John Allert, of Vancouver, top candidate for the
B.S.P. degree- He is specializing in retail pharmacy.
Allert, who also headed his
class last year, is contempla-'
ting further study, but not for
at least one year. His entire
university career has been at
His interests center around
classical  music  and  hi-fi.
v TbevAIlan S. Gregory Memorial Prize, $100 (merit in Moot
pourt work): Lawrence Stephen
goulet (Burnaby).
The Canada Law Book Company (books) (highest standing
in subject Conflict of Laws):
Shared egually by John Lindsay
Soward (Vancouver) and Anne
argarei   Noel   Givins   (Prince
The Canada Permanent Mortgage Corporation Prize, $50
{highest standing in course on
Mortgages): Shared equally by
John Lindsay Howard (Vancouver) and Alan Dale Hunter
The Ayerst, McKenna and
Jlarrison Prize, $200 (highest
standing in combined subjects
jbf obstetrics and gynaecology):
Hans Freistadi (Vancouver).
"' The Ciba Prize in Psychiatry.
£100 (outstanding in subject of
psychiatry): Paul Eric Terman-
fen (Vancouver).
The C. V. Mosby Company
Book Prizes (excellence in a
feld or fields of studies): Douglas Ralph Norman (Vancouver).
The Dean M. M. Weaver Medal (outstanding record and progress in four-year course): Jeremy Stephen Drummond Winter
The Dr. A. B. Schinbein
Memorial Scholarship, $ 2 5 0
(highest standing in surgery,
proceeding to internship):
Norman Robert Vincent (Vancouver).
The Dr. Frank Porter Patterson Memorial Scholarship, $150
(special interest in orthopaedic
surgery, proceeding to internship): Sydney John Peerless
The Dr. Walter Stewart Baird
Memorial Prize. $50 (best graduation dissertation): Helen June
Emmons (Vancouver).
The Dr. W. A. Whitelaw
Scholarship, $200 (good scholastic standing):Andrew Janzen
The  Hamber  Scholarship   in
Victoria has been awarded
the School of Physical Education and Recreation prize for
heading the graduation class
in that field.
Two-time winner of the Big
Block athletic award. Miss
Clark was a member of the
grass-hockey team.
Active in Faculty politics,
she served as secretary-treasurer of the Physical Education
Undergraduate Society. Miss
Clark was also active in the
campus air force group.
Medicine, $750 (proficiency proceeding to interneship): James
Barrie Bentz (Vancouver).
The Hamish Heney Mcintosh
Memorial Prize (specially bound
volumes of Cushing's Life to
Sir William Osier) (student
selected as best qualified in
every respect to practice his
profession: Robert Wilson
Morgan  (Vancouver).
The Health Officers' Prize in
Preventive Medicine and Public
Health, $100 (leadership, academic and research ability in
medicine): Herbert George Ingram (Vancouver) .
The Horner Prize ($100) and
Gold Medal (highest aggregate
standing in four - year course,
subject of medicine): James Bar-
ri; Bentz (Vancouver).
The Ingic.;;; and Bell Prize
(special equipment) (best over-1
all qualifications in terms of I
standing, student affairs, per- j
sonal qualities): William Glenn I
Peter Friesen (Vancouver). j
Mead Johnson of Canada Ltd.
Prize in Paediatrics, $50 (high-1
completed his B.A. and B.S.W.
last year, has won the Moe
and Leah Chetkow Memorial
Medal and Prize in Social
The 26-year-old married
student was awarded the
$100 Prize for proficiency in
the class graduating with a
M.S.W. r
Baker will hold a position
with the Mental Hospital Service in Ontario in the future.
est standing in Paediatrics):
Lyall Arthur Levy (Vancouver).
The Samuel and Rebecca
Nemetz Memorial Scholarship,
$100 (special aptitude for medical research): Patricia Ruth
Emmons   (Vancouver).
The Signus Club of Vancouver
Prize, $100 (best graduation
thesis in field of nervous diseases): James Barrie Bentz (Vancouver).
The Bristol Award (special
books) (outstanding student in
graduating class): Kenneth Lee
Brousseau (Metchosin, B.C.).
The Cunningham Prize in
Pharmacy, $50 (most outstanding record in all years of the
course): John Allert (Vancouver).
The Dean E. L. Woods Menv
orial Prize, $50 (outstanding in
theoretical and practical parts
of the pharmaceutical subjects):
Milo Palmer (Chilliwack).
The Merck Awards (books)
(highest standing in pharmaceu
tical   chemistry):    John   Allert
(Vancouver);  Peter  Eric  Braun
The Pfizer Fellowship in
Hospital Pharmacy, $500 (fof
hospital pharmacy internship):
Ernest Ralph Moon (Victoria).
The Poulenc Gold Medal
(highest standing in pharmacology courses): Cecilia W. Y.
Ko (Hong Kong).
Social Work
The British Columbia Association of Social Workers Prize,
$100 (best all-round member of
First Year class in Social Work):
Marjorie Donalda Martin (Creston).
British Columbia Electric
Company Graduate Scholarship,
$250 (continuing in Social Work
for the M.S.W. degree): Edward
Charles Teather (Vancouver).
Greater Vancouver Branch,
British Columbia Association of
Social Workers Prize,  $25 (all-
(Cont. on Page 21) Page Twelve
Thursday, May 25,  1961
Grads meet at future Utopia
Twenty years ago, in 1961,
a large band of rugged individualists (some of the last
of a dying race), undertook
a monumental task. Leaving
the comfort and protection of
their homes they journeyed
to a distant land in the southern hemisphere, there to establish a rich and peaceful community which would stand as
a model of co-operation and
harmony in the midst of a confused and struggling world.
Today we are to look in on
this hardy group. They call
their tiny country British Colombia and we are visiting the
principal city, Koernerville.
(The city was so named to do
honour to one of the beloved
patriarchs who inspired and
encouraged this greater trek.)
What a beautiful spot! Clean
streets, modern buildings, happy, active citizens . . . they
seem to have done very well
indeed. The entire community
is built around a huge complex
of buildings which we are told
provides the facilities for almost all activities.
We are taken straightaway
to the administrative chambers
where Premier Edgar gives an
official welcome. Some of the
latest additions to the Complex
have been made possible by
the Premier's brilliant mastery of some novel kind of
> financing (information about
this is not available to
We understand that the real
power behind Edgar is concentrated on the New Party,
which, led by Big Brother Gar-
igrave, has succeeded in eliminating all political opposition
(except perhaps for Mr. Eric
Ricker, who always was a
multi-party man).
After receiving the Premier's welcome we begin a tour
of the buildings. We see the
office of Russell Brink, the
Grand Comptroller. He is responsible for organizing all
activities    which   are   under
taken by the citizenry — a
formidable task, but dispatched efficiently and effectively.
His assistants John Goodwin
(Director of Psychological Research), and Laurie Peers
(Chief Justice) are nearing a
report from Information
Agent, Ke:i Hodki-nson, who
has recently completed a
study of group_ psychology in
British  Colombia.
Troubleshooter Brad Crawford (Chief Investigator) is on
his way to investigate rumors
that Bob Noble's roadbuilding
crews have fallen behind the
month's quota because of a
recent reduction in the number
of daily refreshments breaks.
We now approach a group
of offices specially designated
for the newly created People's
Display Committee, which is
planning the forthcoming
this time delegates from all
over the globe are to be shown
the glories of British Columbia.
Bill Rodgers, Chief Engineer is explaining plans for a
gala parade to Special Project
Chairman, Peter Meekison,
former Development fund
chairman, and currently Minister-Without-Portf olio. In consultation also are Bruno Freschi, B. C.'s Master Architect,
and economic advisors, Mark
'Daniels  and  Jim  Meekison.
We are next led down a
long corridor to the East.
Wing, where Doug Colby's
staff of pharmacists are setting up production on the
latest all-purpose food pills.
Jane Spratt and her legion
of white-clad colleagues are
busily preparing the dispensaries from which the community receives its daily sustenance while Chief Home
Economists Ann Martin and
Donna McLeod carefully add
up the appropriate balance of
vitamins and calories.
to the
from the
RUSS ROBINSON . . . Prophet
Adjacent to the central dispensary we find the magnificent Sports Center, well-
equipped with swimming
pools, gymnasia, ice rinks, and
handball courts. Having gone
by the ofllce of Bob Schultz
and Ken Winslade, the co-
directors of the Koernerville
Athletic Association, we pause
iOi refre hments at Ibby
Ogeliby's HEALTH BAR.
While sipping our buttermilk (fresh daily from Bern-
j-rd Papke's Mooshiae Dairy
Farm), we can look over the
balcony onto the gymnasium
floor where Education Minister Bob Taylor and his secretary Wendy Rosene are watching Ed Pederson teach a group
of strapping youths the latest
techniques in advanced ping-
pong. Meanwhile, out in the
pool, past Olympic heroes
John Lecky and Tom Biln are
distributing oar-locks to an
eager group of rowing aspirants.
Our brief rest over, we leave
the complex, and stroll along
the   main   promenade,   which
leads through the center of
town. Everywhere there is
frantic activity. In preparation
boulevards are toeing landscaped (Conservation Officer
Dale Stewart has imported
rare foliage from all parts of
the world) and the buildings
are being decorated with
colourful banners. Dennis
Argue's Storm Troopers are
rehearsing their drills — they
will form an honour guard
for official ceremonies.
Yes, the atmosphere is electric—everyone is eagerly anticipating the coming events.
They are finally to show the
world that Utopia is not an
impossibility—it has become
a reality. Isn't it amazing what
can be done with tempered
optimism and plenty of ambition. It's time to end our
our short stay now. But let's
hope we may visit these people
again soon.
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Facilities opened
for grad students
THEA KOERNER HOUSE, the recently completed graduate student center, is a gift of Leon
Koerner. The center providing a focal point for graduates on campus, contains lounging
facilities as well as a cafeteria.  There is,  however, no bar. -
Shrum   honored
Prominent men given degrees
Honorary degrees will be
awarded to Dean S.N.F. Chant,
"chairman of the Chant Royal
Commission on Education, and
six other prominent men at the
University's Spring congregation
ceremonies today and Friday.
Faculty members to be honored are Dean Gordon Shrum, head
of the faculty of graduate studies and the department of physics; Dean Earle MacPhee, assistant to President MacKenzie in
charge of finance and) administration; and Dean Chant, dean
-of the department of psychology.
Honorary degrees will also be
"conferred on George C. Miller,
former mayor of Vancouver;
-Paul Cooper, Vancouver business
-man and former general chair-
in 1944. In 1958 he was appointed chairman of the three-man
Royal Commission on Education
man of the UBC development
fund; J. Lome Gray, president
of Atomic Energy of Canada
Ltd..; and Sir Oliver Franks,
chairman of Lloyd's Bank of
Great Britain and former British
ambassador to Washington.
Dean Chant came to the University in 1945 as Dean of the
faculty of arts and science after
teaching psychology at the University of Toronto. He graduated
from U of T and holds the bachelor and master of arts degrees.
He served in both world wars
and   was   director of   manning
| for the RGAF. He was awarded
Lthe Order of the British Empire
1959 he was named chairman of
the B.C. Energy Board.
Dean MacPhee joined! the UBC
faculty in 1950 as director of
the school of commerce. He became the first dean of the faculty
in 1956. Prior to joining the University he was prominent in business.
Miller served 24 years as alderman and mayor of Vancouver
Cooper was chairman of the,
University Development Fund
for 1958-59, and retired as president of Crown Zellerbach in
1955. Gray was named general
manager of Atomic Energy of
Canada Ltd. in 1952. He has
been president since 1958. Sir
Oliver Franks has taught at Oxford and Glascow and is now
the chairman of Lloyds Bank.
The more than 700 graduate
students enrolled at UBC now
have facilities where they can
meet and exchange ideas.
The Thea Koerner House, officially opened Wednesday, will
serve as a focal point for the interests of all full-time students
registered in the faculty of graduate studies.
The four-storey structure in
contemporary design was made
possible by a gift to the UBC
Development Fund through the
Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation and is a memorial to Dr.
Koerner's late wife.
Dr. Gordon Shrum, dean of
the faculty, says the building
will be "the greatest stimulus to
graduate work since the faculty
was established at the university."
UBC's president, Dr. Norman
MacKenzie, says the University
is deeply indebted to Dr. Koerner for his generous gift. "It is
both desirable and essential that
these young men and women,
who will provide leadership in
the sciences, industry, government, teaching and research,
should have facilities where they
can meet and exchange ideas."
The central floor of the building contains a large lounge, a
dining room, and a library. On
the lower floor there is a combination cafeteria and projection
room overlooking a terrace and
a small garden. The second floor
contains a student office arid a
combination TV and Seminar
All students registering in the
faculty of graduate studies next
September will be automatically
assessed a $12 fee for the privilege  of having full use of the'
new centre.
for B.C. which' submitted its report this year.
Dean Shrum joined the University faculty in 1925 after
graduation from the University
Of Toronto where he received
the degrees of bachelor and master of arts and doctor of philosophy.
He was named head of the
department of physics in 1938
and dean of graduate studies in
1956. He headed UBC's extension
department from 1937 to 1953
and has been director of the B.C.
Research council since 1952. In
Slavonic  books
sought for library
The University will apply to
the Canada Council for a grant
to extend its book collection in
the field of Slavonic studies.
The Council recently announced it would accept applications
from Canadian universities
which have special library collections and well-developed programs in Slavonic, Asiatic, and
medieval studies. It will make
grants up to a maximum of
$5000 for the purchase of books
and documents in any one of
the three fields.
The Japanese government has
made a gift of 150 books on
Oriental art to the University.
Presentation was made April 17
by Japanese Consul Muneo Tan-
abe to Librarian Neal Harlow.
The Japanese language books
are illustrated with reproductions of the art of Japan and
other Oriental countries and will
be placed in the Library's fine
arts section.
Grad  Class  President
At the time of university graduation our thoughts turn to the
days we have spent at this, our
university. Those thoughts that
are highlights will long be remembered and those that are not
will soon be forgotten. We look
back on our effort and experience of these days and find them
both stimulating and satisfying.
Also at this time we should
thank all those who made our
stay at the university possible.
We thank the learned members
of the faculty who instructed
and guided us towards our goal.
Special thanks should go to our
parents who stood by us with
help and encouragement in
times of difficulty.
We look to the future with
eagerness and hope, knowing
full well there be weather both
fair and foul. Our only hope is
that our education has prepared
us for any crisis that may arise
and that it will help in making
us successful and happy in whatever we endeavour to do.
As we leave our university
we should remember those who
will be graduating in the years
to come. Through the Alumni
Association your support will be
extended to those undergraduates who will soon be following
in your footsteps. Your support
as a graduate will be most rewarding.
On behalf of the Graduating
Class Executive, we wish you
every success in your future endeavours.
Grants given for new
Med, Science books
A grant of nearly $7,000 has
ibeen received by the University
of British Columbia for the purchase of books in the fields of
medicine and science.
The grant comes from the
Wellcome Trust of Great Britain
which will give UBC $1390 a
year for five years toward the
cost of establishing a research
library in these fields.
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Thursday,"Mdy 25, T96T
Gnup   needs  experience
but  pros   luring  vets
Football coach Frank Gnup may be in trouble next year
as far as experienced players go.
The B.C. Lions have refused to
stop   tampering   with   standout
players who still have a year or
two of eligibility left, and exams
have taken their annual toll.
.   The Lions, says Gnup, have already signed Doug  Piteau,  last
; year's top player, and the man
he was counting  on  to fill the
' quarterback slot next fall.
.    UBC'S    roving   tennis   team
.'were at last report somewhere in
They   are   expected  to   meet
.sonje   tough  competition   there.
Toughest    competition    came
\ from  their car,   though,   which
cost them $160 to repair. They
missed a match against the Uni-
' verity  of Nevada in Reno because of the breakdown.
Ifreshmen  Dave  Joseph,  Ray
•KitpotO, and Walter Cneck and
"holdovers ^oe Veit, Ed Vlaszaty,
' and  Bob   Joinson   are  on   the
team. None are graduating.
all washed
- Prank Gnup's baseballers
; finished an abbreviated season
. with a. 3-won, 2-lost and 9-wash-
- out ^record.
The weatherman was the vic-
■ tor in nine games of a eleven-
game «sToad series down south.
. Tbe spggy grounds ruined the
hopes Of what Gnup calls his
-best; team in years. "We wanted
to jtlay a tripleheader one day,
but„eyen that was rained out,"
he. said.
Birds took three of three
games froth the St. Martin's dangers, blip- dropped games to
.Washington and Western Wash-'
The team will be losing Sandy
Graham arid Kieran O'Neill
through   graduation.
Here are some more grads who;
who  won't be playing at UBC
'next year:
^VOLLEYBALL:   Les Safranyik.
SOCCER: Joe Hay.
I CRICKET: Charles Gobin.
L SKIING: John Piatt; Roar Gjessing.
ICE HOCKEY: Ron Molina, Bill
"FOOTBALL: Paul Perron, Doug
Piteau,  Roy  Bianco,   Jim:Qlaf-.
son,  Tonis Tutti,  Denny Argue.
SAILING: John  Coleman.
RUGBY:     Bill    Dubois,     Mike
.Chambers,  Dave Howard,   Neal
Henderson,   Bob McKee.
BASKETBALL:   Ken  Winslade,
;*Ed Pedersen.
^FENCING:    Gyula   Kiss,    Cliff
i Young: ... :'  . ;.
^GRASSHOCKEY:     BoB     Lees, f
Lions have also approached
lineman. Jim Beck, but Beck ha->
apparently noi signed. Lions last
year stole Doug Mitchell from
the 'Birds.
"You can't blame a kid for
taking a pro offer while he's
still in college," said Gnup. "I'd
do the same thing—fees and
books paid and everything."
But Lions aren't in danger of
losing UBC players to other
clubs if- they wait until graduation to sign them — they have
first chance at all UBC players.
But they've bungled their
chances in the past. They've let
such stars a s Bill Crawford,
Ted Hunt, Roy Jokanovitch,
Rae Ross, Ian Stewart, and Don
Vassos through their fingers.
Lions' argument is that the
player gets a year's extra exper,
ience if he's signed up while
still in college.
Gnup disagrees. "Hell, you
don't get experience sitting on
the bench." he said.
The NFL: (American pro
league) I has rules prohibiting
tampering with college undergraduates.     ..■;-.
"Something's gotta be done
about this,"  he growled.
But Gnup's troubles don't stop
there. He's losing' stalwarts Roy
Bianco and D eh n y Argue
through graduation. Paul Perroji
is going to France.
Jim Olafson may land a football scholarship in the States.
Jayvee star Ab Eger is going to
Gnup will, however, have lots
of rookies out next year. The
first football scholarship will be
paid to the top high school pros^
pect. The award is similar to the
one given the top high scbodl
basketball players.
To handle the expected surplus of players he has every
fall, Gnup hopes to enter a team
in the local Intermediate League.
He's in a Strong bargaining position, because the league now
has only two teams, and needs
another in order to continue.
UBC Track team's distance star Geoff Eales breasts the tape after a sizzling 57-second final
lap in the Vancouver Relays May 6. Behind Eales is Oregon's Clayton Stenke. Eales came from
behind to win in 4:13.8. He won the three-mile event, took individual aggregate honors in
pacing UBC to third place in the meet. Jim Goode photo.
ill they make Henley?
Freshman rowing! coach Laurie
West is guiding a crew of green
ireeruits through an 'arduous
training program in preparation
for the fahied Henley Regatta
in July.      1;
They'll only have two chances
to gain the invitation to Henley. Those two chances will be
the first taste of competition for
■three-quarters of the crew.
JThe first chance came last
weekend at the West Coast
sprint regatta at Seattle. There,
UBC came a length from victory,
finishing third in a packed finish behind Washington and California.
Their second chance comes on
Saturday in a return match with
Wlshingtom If they beat Washington, "their Chances of the
Henley bid will be good.
Only captain John Lecky is
back from the Frank Read-
coached crew that brought a silver medal to Canada and UBC
from the Rome Olympics last
Lecky graduates this year.
LAURIE WEST . . . tough task.
West, No. 4 oar on the Read-
coached crew which won in the
1954 British Empire Games; and
stroke of the 1956 Melbourne
crew, was made rowing coach
last fall after Read retired.
He has been pushing two dozen recruits through a rigorous
training plan for several months.
The crew worked "out daily in
the gym during the winter, and
just before final exams, they
took to the water.
They have been out on Coal
Harbour every day since. They
have been staying in Acadia's
YTC since March.
But, although they've had one
, 4:06 clocking, they have had no
competition besides the big regatta in Seattle.
Best Wishes and Success to the
Graduates of 1961
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Page Fifteen
This year UBC's Rugby Thunderbirds have been doing
more winning than the bookmaker who crossed a hen with
a form chart so it could lay odds.
Tmey lost occasionally, but they won the big ones. They
bruised the touring Japanese Yawata team and snatched
the McKechnie Cup from the Reps. They sent visiting
UCLA home limping and whipped Cal for the World Cup.
Behind all this winning? Fifteen hustling athletes and a
sihort, wiry Australian named Dr. Max Howell. The Dr.
is for Doctor of Education. He also has his B.A. and M.A.
Howell, Friend, is one of those seemingly rare specimens—
the academic physical educationist.
He is one who prefers the scientific approach to bulging
biceps. In his six-and-a-half years at UBC he has, under
somewhat, less than ideal conditions, made several ventures
into the "research" field.
Finger twitching?
He and assistant Bob Morford have been responsible for
reviving fitness programs ranging from circuit training
to finger twitching. The circuit is now used by virtually
all extramural teams as a method of getting into, and
staying in, shape.
Finger twitching, plus a dozen other simple manoeuvres,
is a recent Howell plan designed for those not ambitious
enough for the circuit.
Howell even takes a more scientific approach to coaching than most. All players, and most sportswriters remember the small mimeographed encyclopedias of criticism which he published after each rugby game. Each individual's plays—good and bad—were enumerated, complete
with Howell's colorful, caustic comments, i.e. "colossal
Big one got away
But Max Howell is leaving UBC September 1 for the
University of Alberta. He won't Jbe coaching ..rugby, or
swimming (which he likes even better than rugby). He's
going to.concentrate on graduate work and research into
fiie more scientific aspects of physical training.
He'll be doing just about everything he couldn't do
here. UBC is losing one of the top physical education
men in the country, and with him, a sizable chunk of its
once supreme reputation.
Anyway, Max Howell just may be the biggest loss UBC
will suffer for many years to come. Men like him don't
grow on trees.
Not in these parts, anyway.
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Third year Arts student Barbara Lindberg was named
winner of the Barbara Schrodt
Trophy, given to UBC's most
outstanding woman athlete.
The award is given annually to the woman student who
best combines athletic ability
with administrative talent and
Basketball standout Marilyn
Peterson won the award last
Miss Lindberg this year won
her third big block for grass
hockey, as well as her second
administrative award.
She was a member of the
Vancouver Women's all-star
grass hockey team that represented Canada in the U.S. National Tourney in California
last December.
She was also grasshockey
team manager and a member
of the B.C. Girls High School
Basketball   Tournament   committee.
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Several top women athletes
are graduating this year.
Women's Athletic Association president Sidney Shakespeare, also a badminton big
UBC's golf squad won four
of ten matches on a recent
tour through Washington and
Bill Perkett's team of Gary
Puder and John Curie won't
be graduating this year.
They played Portland, Puget
Sound, Washington, Oregon,
Oregon State, Southern Oregon, Seattle, Portland State,
and Western Washington.
block winner and a grasshockey buff, receives her BA this
year. Likeable Sid won an administrative award for her
outstanding service as president.
WAA secretary Bev Campbell is also graduating.
Thunderettes' basketb all
team will miss Anne Lindsay
and Paddy Studds next winter. Anne has won three big
blocks with the perennial WCIAU champion Thunderettes.
Paddy has won two small
blocks for her hoop ability.
Ski team grads are Inge An-
dreen and Linda Campbell-
Brown. Linda won her first
big block this year. Inge, sidelined with an injury this year,
has captured three awards.
Other notable women's athletic grads are two-time grass-
hockey big blocker Sheila
Clark; skier Sheila Fenton.
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Yes, you earned
that sheepskin!
So the class of '61 is now prepared to flee these hallowed
halls of ivy, delapidated huts,
and flashy new buildings.
I know you people didn't plan
it, but it does seem suspicious
that the flashy new building
called the Graduate Student Social Centre just happened to be
finished this spring.
But enough of this. It is time
to take a nostalgic review of the
qualities with which this university has endowed you.
traits were carefully cultivated
during your undergraduate
years by Competition in boat
races. Remember the nights of
hard training down at the
■ '^M^imp..-' Determination to continue was built as you covered
the distance between there anJ*
CO-OPERATION: The university, with the aid of the RCMP,
held an extension course to give
you a ^grounding ir} this requirement for organizational living
Remember the mor>ev you saved
yourself and others by turning
on your headlights and watching
for others at strategic times travelling to and from the campus.
TOLERANCE:—This was one
tiling you had to learn for your^
self. For some it didn't come
until the Graduation Cruise.
With the mellowing influence of
good music, the stretch of water
surrounding your floating world,
and above all. the relaxing contents of numerous odd-shaped
bottles, disdainful Artsmen discovered that ; some Engineers
were pretty good fellows after
all,    Engineers    slapped    Com
mercemen on the back and the
Lawyers just kept talking.
out your sojourn here this qua-!
lity was impressed upon you in I
many  subtle   ways.   Remember
the specially  appointed  patrols
of chair scrapers and whisperers
which  trailed you  through the
library stacks and invaded your
carrell with sound. I
The shrieking bedlams, laughingly called cafeterias, were
specially designed to force great
concentration upon you in order
that you might engage in a
quiet, thoughtful, intelligent discussion with a small group of
friends over a cup of "something" hot.
INGENUITY: The many clubs
and the student politics for,
which UBC is justly famous
were not remiss in fulfilling
their obligation. These organizations were obviously designed
to develop and test your ingenuity. Remember the many
events you helped organize and
the unique floats and display?
you designed? Ah, these were
tests. And how more work than
you possibly had time to do was
foisted on you by the executive
Remember the many devious
and ingenious ways you found
to weasel out of it?
But now, fully prepared and
with a sheepskin to prove it, it
is time to look to.the future.
Some of you will take that
trip or take up some other long
deferred project. Others will
plunge into the business world
(I wonder if anybody thought to
warn it?). Still others are not
satisfied and will go on in post
graduate work.
Whatever your plans may 1
wish you every success.
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Page Seventeen
PROPOSED NEW SCIENCE BUILDING will replace labs and lecture rooms now housed in huts and will provide additional teaching facilities: fot four
years of study in the sciences. The building will cost almost $2 million and will be ready by 1963. The proposed library .for the Gordon Head campus will
be ready  by  1963 and  will  have  space for  250,000 volumes and  provide study space  for   800  students. It will have a staff of 31.
Victoria  expands facilities
Capital city's first
degrees and grads
VICTORIA — A Nanaimp student has been named the
top graduate in Victoria College's first graduating class.
David George Alexander topped the 33  graduates with
an average of 89.8 percent. Rilnner-'up was Brian G. , Carr-
Harris of Victoria who averaged 84.2 percent.
Alexander has been awarded
a .$1,500 Wpodrpw Wilson
National Fellowship for postgraduate study in histoty" at the
University of Washington. *
Carr-Harris, a graduate of Oak
Bay High School, was third in
his class last year with an 85.3
per cent average, winning the
P.H.B. Dawson bursary.
He plans to do post-graduate
work in geography at the University of B.C. where he has
been appointed a laboratory
The Victoria Times reports
that almost all graduates in arts,
science and education courses
obtained first or second class
Convocation ceremonies and
class day exercises will be held
in Victoria May 29.
Frank Mitchell, the class valedictorian, will give the valedictory address at the class day exercises. Prophets Anne Mayhew
and Mrs. Rona Haddon will present their prophecies.
Diane Whitehead is the class
poet and Ian Smith is the will
writer. The poem and the will
are also scheduled to be presented at the class day exercises.
Victoria collegians
snare their share
Seventy-six greater Victoria
students are among the 1485
graduates receiving degrees at
the University's spring congregation. Fourteen have been
awarded scholarships and prizes.
Sheila Clark, 21, headed the
graduating class in the school of
Physical Education and Recreation. (Details and picture, page
10 and 11).
Christopher Gardner won the
Lefevre gold medal and scholarship ($125) for chemistry and
was awarded art $1,800 National
Research Council bursary.
Jeremy Winter received the
Dean M. M. Weaver medal for
outstanding progress in medicine
and Ernest Ralph Moon won the
Pfizer   Fellowship   in   Hospital
Pharmacy, a $500 award for hospital pharmacy internship.
John Michael Gilliland won
an Imperial Oil Research
Scholarship and a National Research Council scholarship for
National Research Council
scholarships of $2,200 were also
awarded to Leslie Galloway,
Michael Gerry, and Blythe
Hughes. Lajos Nemeth and Alexander Robinson won National
Research Council Buraries of
John Davies, (Forestry); Robin
Farquhar, (Graduate Study);
Edward Latour, (Greek); Roger
Stone, (Engineering); also won
is the top grad in Victoria
College's first graduating
class. Alexander averaged
89.8 percent to top 32 others
in the class.
First lecturer
recieves degree
VICTORIA — A woman who
taught the first class of seven
persons at Victoria College will
receive an honorary degree at
the College's first congregation
ceremony for conferring of degrees, Monday.
A degree Of hortbraf^ doctor
of laws will* be conferred upon
Mrs. Rosalind W. Young, who
taught at thecollege in 1903.
She is the widow of Henry
Esson Young, one of the founders of the University of B. C.
Also receiving an honorary
doctor of laws degree will be
Dr. Charles Armstrong, now
President of the Unifersity of
Nevada. He studied at Victoria
College for two years and graduated from UBC in 1932.
President Norman MacKenzie
said the congregation at Victoria College will be a significant
occasion in the history of higher
education in the province.
New university grows
on Gordon Head site
VICTORIA — Victoria College will have a new $3504)00
student union building by 1962, according to present develop-
fiaent plans.
The building will be located
on the new campus, ultimately
to be the main campus, at Gordon Head. The students have
contributed the bulk of the cost.
The rest will come from the Victoria University development
Plans to enlarge facilities on
the present 54-acre Lansdowne
campus were abandoned on the
recommendation of W. W. Wur-
ster, Dean of the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley.
He was engaged to make a report on the long-range development of the College.
The report assumed the ultimate enrolment of Victoria College to be 10,000 students. It is
now  about   1,400.
"The Gordon Head site is best
suited to future development as
a main campus for Victoria University," the report said.
It recommends that the Lansdowne campus be retained for
graduate or institute work. The
Gordon Head area, now owned
by the College, is 120 acres. The
College is negotiating purchase
of an additional 140 acres."
The union building is part of
an immediate development
which will include a $2 million
science building, a $1 million
library, and a classroom block.
The union building and the
classroom block will be completed by September, 1962. The
other two are scheduled for completion in  1963.
The sciences are now being
taught in obsolete and overcrowded army huts at Gordon
Student Council president,
Karl  Wylie,   said the   adminis
tration is giving the students a
good deal on the union building.
Hesaid he;|vas in favor of the
move td^^jfdpn Head, "because
the stucfe|if§ of the future are
going to lean's great deal from
the lifiOvfe** He said the student
body was more interested in the
quality off education than in tradition attached to buildings on
the present Lansdowne site,
which -will allow only limited
future development.
Student Council member, Har?
old Ridgway, opposed the move
on the grounds that some students would lose use of library
facilities during the changeover
He said many students felt
authorities should stick with the
original decision to develop the
Lansdowne campus.
The development fund now
contains $2.3 million. The provincial government has agreed
to match any amount up to $5
The development plan has
been praised toy Victoria Mayor
Percy Scurrah and Premier "^V.
A. C. Bennett. "Victoria has
the potential to become one of
the world's finest university
cities and the move to Gordon
Head is a good first step," said
the premier.
"Because of the importance
that I attach to work in the
fields of the humanities and the
liberal arts, I hope very much
that Victoria College will plan
to become the outstanding College of the liberal arts in Canada," said UBC president
Norman MacKenzie. Page Eighteen
Thursday, May 25,  1961
Victoria's Valedictory:
)Me owe a debt to each other
Today we are all gathered
in the same place for the last
time. By the end of this week,
we will be spread all over the
Nor will we be separated
only by geography. During the
past few years, we have
shared the experience of undergraduates. No matter how
different our fields of study,
the rhythm of our lives has
been marked by semesters
exams, and vacations; the
learning process has given tex-
ture to our existence; and in
our desire for the knowledge
and skills conferred by a university education, we have
shared the same immediate
goals and ambitions. After today's ceremonies are over,
our paths will branch out, and
ou^ life patterns will undergo
divergent and fundamental
transformations. A few of us
wiljl continue oty:, forinal training in graduate an$ profes-,
sional s c h o p ,1 s heye and ,a-
brq^d. Some . will enter the
w^r^d of business, others the
government service, and yet
others the classrooms of the
nation to contribute to that
process of formal education
from which they are only now
emerging themselves.
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It is only fitting, then, that
we should, at this point, de-
vote some thought to the
meaning and significance of
our undergraduate years, and
to what "we expect of the future and the future expects of
us. As members of the first
class to graduate from Victoria .University, it is especially
incumbent upon us to ponder
these matters, for what we
have done and will do will affect, to a degree quite unrelated to our small numbers,
the future development and
/reputation of our Alma Mater.
To the professors, who have
attempted to reveal to us our
: cultural   and scientific heri-
■ tage, and to instil in us t h e
skills  and  habits  which  will
: enable us to absorb yet more
; of that heritage,.and, perhaps,
: to contribute to it, we owe a
: greater debt than can be expressed in verbal or material
terms. But although it cannot
be measured, it can be repaid
in the coin of good and useful
lives, useful to others as well
as to ourselves.
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We are also indebted to the
people  of  our   province   and
our country, who have borne
the greater part of the expense
of our education. In the last
few years, we have engaged in
.   attempts to encourage the pub-
; lie to pay yet more towards
the cost of education. Men and
women who have never had
the   opportunity   to   undergo
- university training have sac-
• rificed some of their incomes
to give that opportunity to us.
"Few tricks of the unsophisticated intellect,"  wrote R.  H.
• Tawney,   "are   more   curious
: than the naive psychology of
the businessman, who ascribes
' his achievements to his  own
i^ujaided efforts, in bland uncon-
:" seiousness of a social order
i without whose continuous sup-
'j port   and  vigilant   protection
| he would be as a lamb bleat-
!- ing in the desert." Let it not
| be  said  that  we as  students
j and ex-students  are in any
ir time forward, we must justify
our past demands on the
people and their generosity to
us in the quality of the lives
we lead and in the contributions we make to the life of
the community.
We owe a debt to each other.
The value to us of these years
at college cannot be measured
solely in terms of knowledge
acquired or costs to the community. It has in part arisen
out of the friendships we have
made, and the assistance, in
school and out, that we have
rendered each other. All of us
can look back on times in the
last four or five years when
the world appeared very
bleak, and when we were only strengthened to continue
our studies by the encouragement of our fellows. As givers
and receivers, and no man or
woman is exclusively either,
we have established personal
ties here which will not disappear quickly, and which, in
spite of future separation, we
will cherish for the rest of pur
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Besides these personal
bonds, we are also associated
by the mere fact that we are
graduating together. The life
that each of us leads will affect the lives of others. It
usually happens that a few individuals, sometimes quite unrepresentative, establ ish a
stereotype for a whole group
in the eyes of people outside
that group. It is up to us so to
live that our lives are a credit
to ourselves and our fellows,
and that our collective record
is one of which we carr be
Last, and most important,
we have an obligation whose
fulfilment is the basic condition for the fulfilment of all
the others. When we are born,
we may, after King Lear, cry
that we are come to this stage
of fools; but once we are here,
we must make the best of it
During the last few years, we
have had the opportunity to
gain some inkling of the potentialities which all of us, as
human beings, enjoy. We have
also, through our studies and
our reading, gained some in-
sight into the processes by
which those potentialities may
be developed. It is now time
to start acting on that knowledge, if we have not already
done so. For only if we do so
ourselves, will we be able to
help others to do so.
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It is, however, much easier
to talk about the exploitation
of potentialities than actually
to exploit them. Although we
may know something about
their extent and their depth,
and the means by which they
may be cultivated, our knowledge will avail us nothing unless we are also 'aware of the
direction in which we wish
those potentialities to be developed. The person w h o i s
"immobilized" because he has
no definite goals — buttressed
by a system of values — to
guide him through the manifold pressures of modern existence is a common figure in
the novel, and his real-life
brothers throng the streets
(and the hospitals) of the
nation. Without taking the
analogy too literally, we
might say that whole  count
ries can suffer the same fate.
Apathy, rootlessness, and disengagement from the challenges presented by the environment are often features of collective as well as individual
life, and in both cases they are
symptomatic of men's failure
to undertake their fundamental obligation of thinking
through, and then acting in
harmony with, their values
and their goals.
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Although this failure to rise
to the opportunities implicit
in latent individual and social
capacities is a tragedy, it gives
rise to positive evils of much
greater magnitude. Those who
have never, personally, come
to grips with the problem of
defining their own values are
easy prey for the "isms" of the
contemporary world. Bands of
organized fanatics of every political, cultural, and religious
hue batten on those individuals who have shirked this basic obligation of modern man.
Our parents watched Hitler
mold a nation of such individuals into the Nazi state, and
although that particular
scourge seems to have been
eliminated for the present, the
rootlessness from which it
sprang is today more widespread than it was between
the wars. Most of us encounter even now ex-members of
the Hitler Youth who look
back with nostalgia to the
time when their lives were
filled with purpose, and the
purpose was glorious. It need
hardly be added that these
young Germans are not without their counterparts elsewhere.
Sf. ff. if.
Nor are the evils confined
to those of fanaticism. Those
who labor under the impression that they can somehow
get by through reacting to
each situation as it comes up,
and who therefore dispense
with the necessity for defining
the values and goals by which
they will live as individuals
and as citizens, inevitably fall
into policies of drift. However
successful these may have
been in the past, the currents
of modern existence are much
too rapid and violent for them
to comprise a valid basis of
action today. The euphoric
drifters of the world, persistent in their refusal to take
an active part in the formation
of their own destinies, are
swept into the same catastro-
phies as are consciously striven towards by the fanatics.
It is necessary, then, that we
should have a clear idea of the
ends towards which we think
men should aspire. Furthermore, we should be clear in
our minds of the values which
justify those ends, and the nature of the justification which
we give those values themselves. If we do not, as* individuals, face our duty of defining our ends and our values,
or at least of working out a
tolerable adjustment to the
implications of the idea of
ends and values, we are moral
failures. If we do not devote
considerable thought to these
matters, our lives will be
without purpose to ourselves
or value to our fellows.
Room full of pride
My written excuse for not showing up with my fellow
graduates at "The Ceremony" is that I'll be out of town.
But I didn't say which town! The truth is, I can think of
no sillier way to waste three or four hours than to sit
(wearing a ridiculous gown and somber expression) with
hundreds of other ridiculous gowns and somber expressions, while we're told that this is but the beginning
(and not, by golly, the end) of our education and that tihe
challenges we face are the most formidable since time began. As if we need to be told! proud parents, proud professors, proud graduates. A large room full of pride.
Don't get me wrong. I value education very highly. But
ostentation, tradition and ceremony are as out of place at a
university as are discriminating fraternities. It reminds
me of a masquerade party. Only these aren't children, presumably.
I suppose that what I essentially disapprove of here is the
supposed seriousness of the whole business. Sure, life is
serious. But graduation is a time for rejoicing in privacy—
not for parading across a stage and bowing before someone
you have never seen before. I shall thank professors who
have inspired me, who befriended me and who taught me
Ceremonies and traditions, when made the focus of
attention, detract from what is important in an education.
The spirit of adventure and curiosity which may be imbibed by the student, i.e., the love of learning—this is the
essence of an education as I see it. Instead of wasting
money on a silly ceremony, we should make this money
available for scholarships so that others will be able to
graduate as we have.
I think that some people need ceremonies and traditions
to sanctify that which they believe needs sanctification.
This indicates a deep-seated insecurity produced in the
days when intellectuals were scorned by the masses (or
by the Church).
What do these people worship at this Congregation?
Education? Graduation? Themselves? What goes through
their minds as they watch other people's children parade
across the stage? I am not bitter. I could have been in
the,parade if I'd wanted to. But I refuse to supplicate or
bow before anything but the truth and my prospective
The only authority that graduates should heed is that of
their conscience and of their intellectual integrity. I say
that we all should graduate, i.e., grow in our awareness
and consciousness of where to place the emphasis—on traditions and ceremonies or on private exchange and intercourse between professors and students.
A liberal education should liberate us — not blind us
to the silliness of perpetuating traditions for tradition's
sake. Thursday, May 25,  1961
Page Nineteen
Three changes:
posts announced
CENTRE OF the present campus at Victoria is the Main Building, once the Provincial Normal
School. It houses 17 classrooms, auditorium for 350, miniature gym, bookstore and other
One of Canada's leading eye
specialists will join the university's faculty of medicine in
Dr. Alfred Johnston Elliot has
been professor and head of the
! department of ophthalmology at
the University of Toronto since
1946, and is a UBC graduate.
He was awarded his bachelor
of arts degree with honors here
in 1932 and enrolled at the University of Toronto where he received his medical degree in
1937. He did post graduate
work at Columbia University
and at Britain's Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons.
He is a member of the Royal
College of Surgeons and is the
author of more than 30 research
papers on the eye.
Other   appointments   include
R. T. Wallace outlines
Victoria development
The arrival of Victoria College at full degree-granting
status in the system of higher education in British Columbia
has been a most exciting experience during the past year.
(After a history of over forty years as an institution providing
the first two years of university work, during. which time
it has built an enviable academic record, the College is awarding its first degrees.
The successful students in this
graduating class form a nucleus
of members of Congregation. As
such they hold a unique place
in the history of Victoria College.
The first annual Congregation
at Victoria College focuses attention upon many of the highlights in the development of the
institution. One of the recipients of an honorary degree, Mrs.
Henry Esson- Young, was an instructor of the first class during
the Session 1903-1904. The other
honorary degree recipient, Dr.
Charles J. Armstrong, attended
the College during    the    years
1928-1930, and during the Session of 1929-1930 was President
of the Alma Mater Society.
The Chairman of the Victoria
College Council, His Honour
Judge J. B. Clearihue, was himself a member of the first class
and has been continuously associated, in various capacities,
with Victoria College and the
University of British Columbia.
In addition to this academic
development, far-reaching plans
for major physical expansion on
a new campus were finalized
during this year. The first phase
of the new building program
calls for the completion, by September, 1963, of the Science
Building,   Library,    Student
Union Building and a large class |
room block on the Gordon Head
The credit for the academic
and physical development during the past year goes to members of the Faculty, the student
body, Victoria College Council
and the University Development
Board, who have given outstanding leadership. The interested
enthusiasm and wholehearted
support of the community as a
whole has been a source of genuine encouragement.
It is safe to say that the foundations of a first class institution of higher education have
been well and truly laid, and
that the major steps taken during the past year will strengthen
that foundation. A continuous
close watch must be kept on
academic standards, since they
could easily be neglected or ignored under the pressures of
yearly enrolment increases of
over 30%.
The Session 196CP61 is thus
an important milestone in the
history of Victoria College. The
attainment of university status
and the decision to develop a
new campus are tremendous
steps, but neither of them should
be achieved through the loss of
the personal and intimate atmosphere of a small college, the preservation of which must guide
all of our future developments.
Acting Principal,
Victoria College.
BUILT IN 1912, the Clock Tower on the. Lansdowne Campus
has been a landmark of learning in Victoria for Watf d
Athletics expend at Vic College
VICTORIA—Victoria athletic
teams won trophies in women's
grasshockey, and men's water
polo and ice hockey in 1960-61.
The grasshockey team topped
the Victoria Ladies' Grasshockey
Association and won all its
games in the Pacific Northwest
Intercollegiate Conference.
The team was awarded the
Maycook trophy, emblematic of
the greatest contribution to student spirit at the College, by the
Student Council.
Ice hockey is a new sport at
the College. The team found
itself a league, provided its own
equipment, located a coach and
then proceeded to win the league. This initiative persuaded
the Council to provide uniforms
for the team.
The water polo team lost only
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two games on its way to the
league championship.
In basketball, the men's team
left B. C. junior competition to
play a series of exhibition gaihes
against American colleges. The
switch proved to be popular and
financially successful, student
officials said.
The women's team won the
Island championship, but lost
the B. C. championship in the
finals to a Vancouver squad.
Rowing and fencing were
added to the athletic program
along with ice hockey. Volleyball was played in an extra-mural league for the first time.
The badminton club entered a
team in the lbcal league. It
placed second. Bowling and
curling were played iritramur-
local music critic and broadcaster Ian Dociierty as arts coordinator of the extension department; and the Rev. Charles
G. M. Nicholls as a professor of
religious studies.
Docherty, who is thoroughly
acquainted with the local cultural scene, has had wide experience in the general field of arts.
He has been a free lance commentator for the CBC and was
music critic for the Province
newspaper for two years.
He is now a correspondent for
"Opera" magazine in Great Britain, "Musical America", and is
a contributor t o "Canadian
Music Journal."
He will organize and supervise the Summer School of the
Arts and a comprehensive province-wide arts extension program.
Rev. Nicholls will receive his
appointment as professor of religious studies July 1.
He will teach a new course,
"Foundations of Christian
Thought" and co-ordinate religious study courses presently
offered by the Faculty of Arts
and Sciences.
He received his degree from
St. John's College, Cambridge,
and has been the travelling secretary for World's Student
Christian Federation. He is the
author of numerous books and
Vic College offers
summer Ed. courses
VICTORIA — The Fifth Summer Session of Victoria College
offers eleven education courses
ranging through art, music and
psychology to counselling and
to fhe
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forms own
Alum group
VICTORIA— Victoria College
now has its own Alumni Association, transformed from the
Victoria branch of the University of B. C. Alumni Association.
Aims of the new group are
constitutionally the same as
those of the Point Grey Alumni
said Assistant Director, Tim
Hollick-Kenyon. "We are not
in opposition, we are both trying
to further higher education in
B. C." he said.
The Point Grey Alumni have
worked closely with the new
alumni in their formation, he
Membership in the group will
be made up from graduates of
UBC and Victoria College.
"Some of the Point Grey graduates living on the Island may
still hold their allegiance to us,"
said Kenyon.
The group held a dinner meeting on May 16 to elect officers
and approve a constitution.
Floyd Fairclough, spokesman
for the Victoria Association,
said: "We don't want to be competing with each other, so we
unite    on    matters    of    overall
^ —>—
Victoria is producing its first
group of alumni with its congregation Wednesday.
UBC Alumni President:
D. V. MILLER . . . UBC
Alumni President
Koerner foundation
grants add $64,150
The Leon and Thea Koerner
Foundation today announced 47
grants totalling $64,150 to organizations throughout B.C. for
projects in the fields of cultural
and creative arts, higher education, health and welfare and
medical research.
Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie, chairman of the Foundation's board
of directors, said additional
grants would be made in the
Grants were distributed as
follows: cultural and creative
arts, 21 grants totalling $19,950;
health and welfare, 9 grants totalling $5,750; medical research,
one grant of $4,000; and higher
education, 16 grants totalling
Miller urges active support
Congratulations and welcome to membership in the
Alumni Association! I hope
that many of you will become active members.
There was a time when we
had to search for alumni to
serve on Boards, Branches
and Committees. Not so now,
however. Now we have volunteers for every job—and
we need them, for there are a
great many useful jobs to be
The Association is not a
social organization. We do
sponsor luncheons, dinners,
dances and other social events
and these are very popular.
But this is not our major
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Our object in life is to promote the cause of higher education, here in B.C. and
throughout Canada. We do
this through an organization
that is becoming increasingly
Our first constituency is, of
course, the University itself.
Alumni serve on the Board
of Governors, the Senate, the
Development Council, many
University committees and, in
addition, we have formed several Association committees
which study campus problems
and sponsor special projects.
Several degree divisions—
Medicine, Commerce, Home
Economics, Architecture —
have been established and
others   are  in   the   formation
stage. These divisions are becoming very active in support
of their respective faculties.
The entire province of British Columbia is our second
constituency and here the Association has assumed its full
responsibility as the only organized body of graduates
and friends supporting higher
education. We have extended
our membership.to include all
citizens of every ' community
who are interested in the Unir
versity and in the extension
of educational opportunities.
All B. C. centres now have
an organized branch or a nucleus  of  alumni prepared to
mobilize local support for
higher education.
Our national constituency is
yet to be exploited but already we are receiving suport
for our proposal that graduates in larger centres band
together in an effort to focus
public and government attention on the needs of Canadian
universities and university
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If you value the opportunity
and privilege you have enjoyed in attending a university, you will want to help in
ensuring that this privilege
and opportunity is extended to
others who follow and, in particular, to your children. You
can do this most effectively
by joining—as an active member—the Association of fellow
alumni dedicated to this aim.
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Here  are  three former   Victoria College graduates in prominent roles  this  weekend:
A teacher at the old Victoria College, Mrs.
Young's husband, the late Dr. Henry Elson
Young, is widely known as "The Father
of UP.B.C." Mrs. Young is being presented
with an honorary LL.D. at the Gordon
Head campus May 29th.
Recently appointed Professor and Dean
of Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia.
Now president of the University of Nevada, Dr. Armstrong is being honored at
Victoria's first convocation May 29th with
an honorary  LL.D.
The Daily Colonist and Victoria Daily Times salute the graduates of U.B.C. - and especially the
members of the first graduating class at Victoria University. Good luck to you and success in your chosen
lidoria int% Mxmm
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N, -*  Thursday, May 25, 1961
Page Twenty-one
Cont.  from   page 11
Top grads win awards
round professional activity and
promise): Lelti Jane Vicelli
The Richard Zack Scholarship, $500 (outstanding record,
continuing in M.S.W. program,
field of case work with fam-
ilies):Takako June Tanaka {Vancouver).'
The Social Work Prize, $25
(best thesis for M.S.W. degree):
(Mrs.) Constance Margaret Haw-
ley (Vancouver).
Special Scholarship, $ 2 5 0
(Proficiency proceeding t o
M. S. W. course): (Mrs.) Helga
Hicks (Vancouver).
Special Research Fellowships,
Faculty of Medicine
The Burroughs Wellcome Fellowship in Anaesthesiology and
Applied Pharmacology, $1000:
Dr. Peter Adrian Tannen (Vancouver).
Kinsmen Laboratory Fellow-
Ships in Neurological Research,
$3300 each: Dr. Hisahi Kuma-
shiro (Japan); Dr. Mashakazu
Seino  (Japan).
Post - doctoral Research Fellowship in Biochemistry (National Institutes of Health
Qrant), $5000 each: Dr. David
Bell (Vancouver); Dr. Raymond
Tomlinson (California).
The Poulenc Fellowship in
Applied Physiology, $500: Dr.
Peter Adrian Tannen (Vancouver).
Graduate Studies
The Anne Wesbrook Scholar-
Ship. $300 (for graduate study):
Margo Constance Wells (Vancouver).
The British Columbia Electric
Company Limited Fellowship in
Agriculture, $800 (for graduate
study at this University): Herbert Arthur Luilmerding (Armstrong).
The British Columbia Electric
Company Graduate Scholarships,
$250 each (for graduate study):
Keith Darrel Eccleston (Vancouver); Robin Hugh Farquhar
The British Columbia Sugar
Refining Company Limited
Scholarship (for graduate study):
Valerie Capstick (New Westminster), $300; Harry Cook
(South Burnaby), $200; Frederick John Dill (Vancouver). $400;
Robert William Hogg (Vancouver), $200; Joyce Laurian
Lanko (Vancouver), $300; Dhar-
am Bir Mullick (Vancouver),
$300; Ralph Lachlan McBean
(Vancouver), $200; Hugh V. Hillary Walker (West Indies). $300.
British Columbia Telephone
Company Scholarship in Engineering and Physics, $700 (graduate study in electrical engineering): Warren David Little (Vernon).
The Class of Agriculture '21
Graduate Scholarship (for graduate study at this University):
Rudy Henry Moyer (Vancouver).
The Don Buckland Memorial
Scholarship in Forest Pathology,
(for graduate study in forest
pathology): Belva Sivak (Vancouver).
The Dr. F. J. Nicholson
Scholarship, $500 (for graduate
study, chemical engineering:
Walter Hayduk.  Sarnia Ont.
The Edith Ashton Memorial
Scholarship, $250 (for graduate
studies in field of marine and
freshwater botany): Ronald
James Buchanan (Vancouver).
Graduate Scholarship in Slavonic Studies, $300 (proficiency,
proceeding to graduate studies
—given by Mr. Walter C. Koerner in honour of Dr. William J.
Rose): Henning Andersen (Vancouver).
The McLean Fraser Memorial
Fellowships (graduate studies
and research in zoology):
Thomas Henry Carefoot (North
Vancouver). , $750; Valerius
Geist, Saskatoon, Sask., $750
(awarded for Session 1962 - 63);
Peter Raymond Grant (England),
$750; Frank Tampa (Vancouver),
The Queen Elizabeth Scholar-
ships (University of British
Columbia), $1000 each (for graduate studies at this University):
Edith Margaret Campbell (Vancouver), Michael M. Mocek
(Vancouver), William Herbert
New (Vancouver).
The Standard Oil Company of
British Columbia Limited Fellowship, $950 (for graduate
study in chemical engineering):
Walter Hayduk, Sarnia, Ont.
United Fisherman and Allied
Workers' Union Scholarship in
Fisheries,   $200   (continuing   in
Education masses
in summer ci
Wayne Suttles, has been
appointed a post-doctoral fellow by the American Council
of Learned Societies of New
York. He will complete two
monographs on the coast Sal-
ish traditional culture and
modern  ceremonialism.
graduate studies in fisheries):,
Kenneth William Stewart (Vancouver).
University Graduate Scholarship, $200 (for graduate study
at this University): Valerie Cap-
stick (New Westminster)  .
The Vancouver B'nai B'rith
Hillel Foundation Scholarship,
$125 each (for graduate studies):
Ralph Lachlan McBean (Vancouver), Harry Cook (Burnaby).
The Warner-Lambert Research
Fellowship in Pharmacy, $1200
(graduate study and research in
the field of pharmacy): Stewart
Cecil Clark (Nanaimo).
Continued  on  page 23
An influx of education students, as a result of Chant report
recommendations stressing the
importance of teachers' degrees,
is expected to make this year's
summer school one of the largest
School director Dr. Kenneth
Argue said the report recommendations will undoubtedly increase enrollment. He said that
courses from a total" of-29 departments of the Faculty of Arts
and Science will be offered.
"We try to maintain a balance
in the courses," he said. "Both
credit courses for professional
advancement, and non-credit
courses for personal pleasure
will be offered."
150 of the 230 instructors will
be from UBC, while the remainder will be visiting professors from other Canadian universities as well as the United
States and Europe.
Registration ends June 1 and
the session itself runs from July
3 to August 18.
Among summer session lee-,
turers will be Dr. W. E. Blatz,
head of the University of Toronto Child Study Department,
who will instruct Education 331
Psychology of Childhood.
Dr. A. McPherson and Dr. K.
Mclver, Scottish Geography Professors, will lecture in Weather
and Climate and Physical Geography
Congratulations and Best Wishes
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Thursday, May 25, 1961
Rhodes Scholar
John Madden, once one of the
^University's medal-winning oarsmen, is UBC's Rhodes Scholarship-winner for 1961.
Each year this scholarship,
one of the world's best known,
is awarded a UBC student. The
scholarship is given for outstanding work in academic, athletic
and extra-curricular fields. It
• is awarded to 11 Canadian students annually.
Madden graduated froih Shaw-
nigan Lake high school on Vancouver Island at 15 and came
immediately to the University
.to begin his honors course in
math and physics.
The 21-year-old scholar is now
in his second year of post-graduate study in physics. For his
thesis, he Is working on a project to make certain nuclear particles visible.
He was a member of the four-
oared crew that won a silver
medal in the 1958 British Empire Games and of (the eight-
oared crew that won a silver
medal in the Pan-American
Games in 1959.
He plans to row at Oxford. He
plays rugby and squash, aod
also skis.
This year, Madden was chairman of the local committee ot
the National Federation of Canadian University Students and co-
chairman of Academic Symposium. Last year he was executive member of Student Council.
Before going to Oxford, where
he will work for his Ph.D. in
physics, Madden plans to vacation for a month in Spain.
CLUBS' DAY. (OCT. '59)
The free love society was by
far the most popular club booth
entered in the Clubs' Day dis-
: play In the Arrhoury. Over 140
r members were signed up with
only the girls having to go
through "the initiation in the
back pf the booth.
Victoria Prof reviews
B.C. Dragoon history
VICTORIA — A history professor at Victoria College has
been given $500 to help him in
his task of writing a military
history of the Okanagan Valley.
The grant will be made to
Assistant Professor R. H. Roy
by the Victoria College Committee on Grants for Faculty Research.
Mr. Roy, regimental historian
for the BC Dragoons, has been
a history instructor at Victoria
College for two years.
"The History of the British
Columbia Dragoons" will cover
the early military history of the
Okanagan Valley from about
1878 to the present day and will
take approximately three years
of research to complete.
Coitrplimerits of
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A friendly — Progressive — Canadian Company
Interested in Young Canadians
Leonard H. Berry, C.L.U.
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TO THE 1961
^haduaiwq  @om
Here's the program
Spring Congregation at the
University this year covers a
program of traditional events
and the official openings of two
new buildings. It also includes
Convocation, the Cpnvocation
Sail and the Alumni Association
The Thea Koerner graduate
students centre and the George
Cunningham pharmacy building
were officially opened Wednesday.
Program for the last two days
10 a.m., Auditorium — Class
Day exercises.
11 a.m., grounds of Biological
Sciences building — Tree-planting ceremony.
2.30 p.m., Armoury — Conferring of master's and bachelor's
7.30 p.m., Hotel Georgia banquet room — Annual Convocation and Alumni Association dinner preceded by a reception in
the  Kent  room for head table
and special guests and in the
lounge for other guests. Dean
S. N. F. Chant will give the dinner address.
9 p.m., Commodore — Convocation Ball.
10 a.m., Auditorium — Class
Day exercises.
11 a.m., grounds of the Biological Sciences building — Tree-
planting ceremony.
2.30 p.m., Armoury — Congregation, conferring of student
der gees.
Sincere Best Wishes
to  the
First Graduating  Class of
Victoria  University
from the following Professional and Business Men
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Page Twenty-three
Possible  two  year  delay
Confused council considers complex
Construction start on the university's new student union
building and winter sports arena
may be delayed up to two years.
The delay could be caused if
stydent council approves hiring
of a building planner.
The matter is now under consideration by student council.
.Councillors said a delay of
about four months is already
almost a certainty. The time
would be used to hold an architectural design competition on
design of the buildings.
Councillors said the competition has been approved by council and must now be approved
by the university board of governors.
They said that if hiring of the
planner is approved by council
and the board of governors, the
design competition would be
postponed until, the planner was
able to make requirement specifications.
Planner's research could take
two years, councillors said.
Original date for start of work
on the buildings was sometime
in September.
Present student council plans
for the buildings call for:
An 01ympi?-size hockey rink,
with two team rooms, and seating capacity for 1,500 spectators,
a curling rink with eight sheets
of ice and seating space for 300
University administration has
agreed to contribute between
$450,00 and $500,000 — half the
cost of the sports arena plus the
cost of the food service's facilities in the student union building.
This leaves about $800,000 for
the Alma Mater Society to raise.
The amount will be drawn
from   the $24 Alma  Mater  fee
currently paid by students, of
which $10 is going towards
Five dollars of this will be
immediately transferred to the
building fundf the remaining $5
to follow in 1962, when the
Brock Extension will be paid off.
Possible sites for the buildings
are "D" parking lot, at the corner of East Mall and University
boulevard, or on a section of "C"
parking lot.
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Thursday, May 25, 1961
Cont. from page 21
Top grads win awards
Other Awards
Athlone Fellowships
Edward George Auld
(Chilliwack); Donald Nicholson
(Vancouver); Roger Norman
Stone (Victoria); Donald Edward
Towson (Creston).
The Imperial Oil Graduate
Research Scholarship ($1250 a
year for three years) (graduate
study in physics in United Kingdom): John Michael Gilliland
National    Research    Council
Post-doctoral Fellowships ($3500
to $4500' each): Ronald Reginald
Burgess    (Vancouver);    Donald
James; Whittle (Vancouver).
National Research Council
Studentships ($2200 each)
David A. Axen (Brackendale),
Marcus A. M. Bell (Vancouver),
Mascel Banville (Quebec), Rob-
%||§SH.  Barron (United  States),
'mP&ld  A.   Blood   (Vancouver),
Vivian    M.   Brawn    (England),
Alisiair    C.    R.   Brown   (Vancouver),     Robert    C.     Brooke
(Chase),   John   Joseph   Byexley
Varna Irene Caunt (Van-
Coiitver), Ronald George Cavell
(Alberta), Ram P. Chaturvedi
(India), John D. N. Cheeke
(Cobble Hill), Maurice J. Y.
Clement (Vancouver), Kotirad
Colbow (Vancouver), John
George Cook (Burnaby), George
Du Cormack (Vancouver), lirire
G. Csizmadia (Vancouver).
Moyra K. De Wolfe (Vancouver), John Cameron Dyment
<Ontario), Margaret Duncan
(North' Vancouver), John G.
Ev**yn (Vancouver)* Peter H. H.
Safes (England), Trevor P. T.
Fischer (West Vancouver).
Leslie R. Galloway (Victoria),
Michael C L. Gerry (Victoria),
George O. Gibson (Vancouver),
John 'M. Gilliland (Victoria),
PaultK A. Goud (Alberta), David
J. Griffiths (Vancouver), Audrey
JV Gronlund (Richmond), Rosalie
Guccione (Vancouver).
Edmund A. Hahn (Vancouver),
Blyth A. Hughes (Victoria), K. C.
Evelyn Hui (Hong Kong), Geza
Tfju (Vancouver), Christopher
H. James (Vancouver), Antal
Kozak (Vancouver), Richard J.
K*a«ji*-(United States), Kenneth
S." JtiUen (West Indies).
Elisabeth C. Lewis (Alberta),
David J. Livingston* (Vancouver), Thomas C. W- Mak
(Hong Kw%kJ?t9iak C. Mar
(ya:ticouver)j Catherine <M**#
(Vancouver),: JNjN^h; *H«  Wioa*
■;.-Mchafimi (Vancouyfe*)* Donald
R. M^terrriid (Vancouver), JOhn
'■'■ It. 'Ml3b&eai&; • CV erfceo U v;© r),
Lionet m* «Ma#Kll4tt CVan-
couver). Jack R. MacDonaDd
(New Westminster), John D- Mc-
Phail (Vancouver).
Ronald Y. Nishi (Vancouver),
Alsuhiro Nishida (Japan), Kyoji
Nishikawa (Japan), Joseph P.
O'Donnell (Vancouver), Lasslo
Qrloci (Vancouver), Ronald G.
Ostic (Vancouver), Lasslo Pasz-
xm» < {Vancouver),    Everett   H.
Best Wishes
Every Success
Peterson (Vancouver), John  W.
Quail (New Westminster).
Lance Regan (.New Westminster), Klaus E. Rieckhofi (Vancouver), Otfried C. RimI (Manitoba), Lyle P. Robertson (Vancouver).
- Yogindra N. Sadana (India),
Erich Sawatsky (Manitoba),Colin
David Scarfe (Vancouver), Janice E. J. Shaw (New Westminster), Alastair James Sinclai
(Ontario), W. Murray Strome
Fred Eric Vermeuhlen (Alberta), Thomas B. Widdowson
(Read Island),  Gordon  Edward
Ghana gains new
grad offer of aid
ind),   Gordon  Edward \       .v*    * * ^ w
(Burnaby),     Richard|   DR. KENNETH YOUNG, direc
Willick      (uuiuBuj,,
Curtis Willmott (Alberta).
National Research Council
Bursaries ($1800 each)
Gail D. Bellward (Vancouver),
Virginia   B.   Berry   (United
States), Terrene© S. Brown (Van-
couver),    Arthur   Camearnuv
(Vancouver),    Norman    Camerman   (Vancouver),   Thomas   H.
Carefoot (Vancouver), Wing  T.
Chu  (Hong Kong).
Robert   W.   Donaldson   (Vancouver), Ronald J, Ford (Burnaby), Norman R. Fowler (Van-,
couver), Christopher L. Gardner]
(Victoria),   Michael C. Godfreyl
(Burnaby).   Walter   N.    Hardy
(Vancouver), John S. Hayward
(Vancouver),   Georgiana Hobbs
Andras Lacko (Vancouver),
Donald Garry Lee (Saskatchewan), Ronald' M. Lees (Vancouver). Barry A. Morrow (Vancouver), Robert D. McDonald
(Vancouver), Lajos Nemeth
■ R, Garratt Richardson (Vancouver), Alexander: M. Robin-
• son (Victoria), Ernest Seaquisl
(Cloverdale), Richard G. Taylor
(Vancouver). Koit Teng (Pitt
Meadows), ' Allan P. Trojan
(North Vancouver).
David B. Wales (Vancouver),
Mdn-Min Wei (Vancouver),
Dieter H. Weichert (Vancouver),
Eddie A. Yamamura (Vancouver).
American Institute of Planners Student Award (special citation for outstanding achievement in planning): Kenneth
Bertram Snaggs (West Indies).
tor of UBC's student health
service, has been elected to
the executive board of the
section on clinical medicine of
the American College Health
More than 30 graduating students have-applied to spend 18
months in Ghana as school
The applications followed: an
appeal in March for UBC graduates to consider spending some
time in Ghana as teachers of
agriculture, arts and science.
Final selection of successful
applicants, which has not yet
been made, rests with the Ghan-
ian government. UBC is just a
recruiting centre and has no say
in the final selection, officials
,    Selections  will be based   on
(two factors: the financial situa
tion of the applicants and their
fields of interest.
Salaries will range from $2100
to $2600 depending on ability
and experience. Teacher training is desirable but not necessary.
The Government of Ghana has
agreed to pay the transportation
costs for accepted students.
The University is also working with the United Nations to
set up an institute of community
planning in Ghana to ease the
growing pains of the four-year-
old nation.
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. . . and a warm welcome to the
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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.
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