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THE McGILL NEWS 


ONTENTS 


WAR AND McGILL, 1914-1939 


THE PRINCIPALSHIP 
Sir Edward Beatty 
FOUNDATIONS OF GYMNASIUM COMPLETED, 
STEEL WORK TO BEGIN SHORTLY 
Hugh Crombie 


RESEARCH AT MACDONALD COLLEGE 


A. B. Walsh 
THE THEATRE IN JAPAN: 
A FOREIGNER’S OBSERVATIONS 


Gwen Roberts Norman 


THE McGILL FORTNIGHTLY REVIEW: 
A CASUAL REMINISCENCE 
Leon Edel 
THE McGILL-CONGO EXPEDITION, 1938-39 
Duncan M. Hodgson 
RANDOM REMINISCENCES 
OF A FORMER EDITOR 
R. C. Fetherstonhaugh 
ALICE VIBERT DOUGLAS, M.B.E., Ph.D., F.R.A.S., 
DEAN OF WOMEN, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY 
A. Norman Shaw 
SPORTS PREVIEW 
Montague Berger 
IN THE REALM OF LITERATURE 
Edited by David M. Legate 


ELECTION OF OFFICERS 

NEWS AND NOTES ABOUT THE BRANCHES 
MONTREAL BRANCH NOMINATIONS 
NEW UNIFORMS FOR McGILL BAND 
PERSONALS 

DEATHS 

MARRIAGES 

BIRTHS 

UNIVERSITY STAFF CHANGES 

LOST ADDRESSES 


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Autumn, 1939 
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President, HUGH A. CROMBIE, B.Sc. 718 Honorary Secretary, A. S. BRUNEAU, B.A.’13, B.C,L'17 
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6 THE NcGILL NEWS 


War and McGill, 1914-1939 


N THEwar which began in 1914 women and 
men of VicGill gave their every thought—made 
every effot—so that there might be peace. 

The fighing, begun in 1914, ended in 1918; but 
peace, wor then, is now gone and war has come 
again to MsGill. In truth, the War of 1939 is a con- 
tinuation ¢ the War of 1914. We fought then, as we 
do now anc always must do, to preserve our free- 
dom. Our feedom to choose our laws for ourselves. 

In 1914 Germany marched through neutral 
Belgium. [hat final violence brought war to us. 
The violaton of a neutrality guaranteed by her- 
self was nc an isolated event; it was the culmin- 
ation, thrugh many years, of a policy which 
sought advantage for Germany by the use of 
force. Thecontemptuous insolence of that viola- 
tion made 1s realize that we must fight lest we too 
should be »verwhelmed, as had been so many of 
Germany’: neighbours. 

In 1939,after a long series of perjured violences 
on all her bundaries, Germany’s rape of Poland at 
last reawalens our fears and forces our resistance. 

We figh, once again, so that war may cease. 
We fight, s we must always fight, to protect our 
children, air homes and ourselves. We fight to 
preserve air system of government—our social 
philosophy, Under our system of government, we 
obey the vill of our majorities; and so, we rule 
ourselves. With us, every man is free to act as he 
wishes, so bng as his actions do not deny a similar 
right to hi; fellows. 

German’ advocates the use of armies, of com- 
bined forces, to win advantages for Germans over 
others. We believe ina fair field and leave indi- 
viduals of wery race free, as we are, to win success 
for themseves. For us, the nation exists to benefit 
its citizens for Germany, the nation is an end for 
which individuals and their well-being are to be 
sacrificed. 

We are ighting again because we believe our 
system toe the better one. To that system we 
on this cortinent owe our prosperity. Because of 
it, our gemration enjoys a luxury—a universally 
high standrd of living—such as the world had 
never seen 

Our denocratic self-government, with its free- 
dom for tle individual, is the slowly-grown fruit 
of centuris. Our fathers built and won that 
system forus. We will preserve it. Let there be 
no mistake in 1939 as in 1914, all that we are and 
have is ensaged in a struggle, against the threat 
of Germandomination, to preserve our customs, 
our moralsand our right to govern ourselves. 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


Though the basis of war remains the same, 
there are great changes in its conduct and in our 
preparedness. In 1914, war came as a surprise 
and but few of us knew it and its stresses. The 
war of today is the renewal of a bitter experience 
for many of us and, to us all, it is the realization 
of often-repeated German threats. In 1914, 
aviation, tanks and poison gas were almost un- 
known. War was less mechanical and the German 
rush on Paris made an instant need for many men. 
Canada sent them. 

The need of today is for men trained in the use 
of modern weapons, for those weapons and for 
war supplies of all sorts. There is much that the 
men and women of McGill can do to meet the 
needs of today, just as they did those of 1914. 

For four years, from 1914 to 1918, the tramp of 
marching feet left the Campus bare of grass. On 
the first Armistice Day, 3,059 children of our 
Alma Mater had served. Of them 363 had died 
and a thousand were wounded. They had won 
791 decorations and, twice, the Victoria Cross. 
McGill did train many soldiers and did prepare 
many units; but, those who together made our 
University in 1914 did a work that was even more 
important. They created a true knowledge of the 
war and of its necessities. 

In 1914, McGill’s staff, students and graduates 
numbered about 8,000; today thece are about 
13,000 graduates alone. Thirteen thousand men 
and women who, by their training and position, 
are the specialists, advisers and teachers of 
those about them. Their examples and voices are 
the best method of spreading a knowledge of this 
war and of its necessities. 

Twenty-five years ago many Canadians and 
friends of Canada — many universities, within 
Canada and without — saw what was done by 
McGill and did likewise. It will be so again. 

In 1914, McGill commenced her effort after 
consultation with the Prime Minister. In 1939, 
it is with Government approval that a War Ser- 
vice Advisory Board is established within McGill 
University. The purpose of the Board is to advise 
those of McGill how best they can serve their 
country. (A statement of the Board’s organiza- 
tion and functions appears on the next page.) 

Once again, the Canadian Officers’ Training 
Corps of McGill will do a most important work. 
With military knowledge, a nation fights as an 
army and is strong; without military training a 
nation at war is an impotent mob. 


We all must have special knowledge of our own 
service, whatever form it may take; special schools 
will train men for tanks, aviation, medical corps, 
signals, engineering and so on. But all of us, as 
a necessary foundation for our special training, 
must have a knowledge of military organization, 
life and law. 

The Canadian Officers’ Training Corps gives 
that foundation to those at our universities who, 
by their training and capacities, are fitted to be 
leaders in wav, as they are to be advisers of their 
fellows in peace. An announcement from McGill’s 
Canadian Officers’ Training Corps appears below. 
It offers staff, students and graduates opportunity 


for military training while following their usual 
occupations. 

It is certain that many will pass through the 
Canadian Officers’ Training Corps of McGill. 
Proof of Canadian determination is given by the 
volunteers who, throughout Canada, crowd the 
armouries of both French- and English-speaking 
regiments. 

It is well that it should be so. We must be 
trained if we are to succeed in resisting German 
aggression. War demands physical fitness; for, 
active service is more exhausting than any game. 
Today, war is won by those who best use the tools 
of modern warfare. 


Ranks of McGill C.O.T.C. 
Open to Past Students 


War Service Advisory Board 
Established by McGill 


HE following statement was issued by the 
McGill University Contingent, Canadian 
Officers’ Training Corps, on September 9: 

“The establishment will be increased and for 
the present enrolment will be restricted to British 
subjects and undergraduates of McGill and 
past students of all universities. 

“Application for enlistment should be made 
at the C.O.T.C. Headquarters, 3480 University 
Street, Montreal, which will be open every even- 
ing after 8 p.m., commencing September 11, 1939. 

“Applicants will be examined as to medical fit- 
ness, previous service and capabilities, and those 
who are unfit but possessing special qualifications 
will be directed to the best suited non-combatant 
service. 

“Tt is the intention that all members will receive 
basic training, consisting of instruction. common 
to all arms of the service such as discipline, drill, 
map reading, military law, organization, adminis- 
tration, etc., and on completion of the basic train- 
ing members will be designated for that branch 
of the service which they desire to enter and for 
which they are considered best qualified, such as 
cavalry, artillery, infantry, flying corps, engineers, 
signals, medical corps, army training corps, etc. 

“The establishment of a branch will depend 
upon the number seeking service in that particular 
arm of the service and classes in certain branches 
may be restricted in number. Upon designation 
to a branch class a member will receive prelimin- 
ary training for a commission in that branch of 
the service. The member who completes his pre- 
liminary officer’s training and desires active ser- 
vice will then proceed to a training depot for full 
qualification as an officer provided he has proven 
himself efficient.” 


HE following statement was issued by McGill 
University on September 13: 

“There will be established within McGill Uni- 
versity a War Service Advisory Board consisting 
of an appropriate number of representatives of 
the staff, the graduates and the Canadian Officers’ 
Training Corps. In addition, the Government will 
be invited to have representation on the Board. 

“The general purpose of the Board is to ensure 
that all those associated with McGill University, 
staff, students and graduates, who wish to play 
a pact in Canada’s war effort, will have an oppor- 
tunity of getting advice as to the particular acti- 
vity to which each one can bring the greatest 
knowledge, experience and competence and thus 
make the greatest contribution towards the win- 
ning of the war, whether it be in the capacity of 
commissioned officer or enlisted man or inter- 
preter, whether in aviation, artillery, cavalry, 
infantry, machine gun unit, whether in science or 
in medicine and surgery, whether in the produc- 
tion and distribution of essential materials or in 
the activities of civil administration. 

“In regard to the students enrolled in the Uni- 
versity, this Board will have a special and very 
important advisory role. The students will all be 
urged to consult the Advisory Board before they 
commit themselves to any line of service. Their 
right place may be where they are, pursuing their 
present course of training, or else in some other 
assignment than that to which they are at first 
attracted. It is the intention of the University 
to put at their disposal all the knowledge it can 
muster as to the divers places where they can 
best perform the part they want to perform in 
the war effort of Canada. 


(Continued on Page 40) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


The Principalship 


A Statement from Sir Edward Beatty, OBE Kis. Lee 


Chancellor of McGill University 


CAN quite understand 

the desire of the grad- 
uates of McGill to be 
periodically advised of 
the changes which may 
be made in the staff of 
the University and par- 
ticularly of important ap- 
pointments such as that 
to the Principalship. The 
Governors of the Univer- 
sity are very glad to meet 
the graduates’ wishes in 
this respect, but, of 
course, can only do so 
when the selection has 
been formally made. Un- 
der the statutes of the 
University the selection 
of the Principal is the 
sole responsibility of the 
Board of Governors, 
though the statutes re- 
quire prior consultation 
with Senate, and since 
Mr. Douglas’ resignation was received, conferences 
of committees of the Board and Senate have been very 
numerous. The members of the Governors’ committee 
were: The Principal, Major George C. McDonald, 
Vice-Chairman of the Executive and Finance Com- 
mittee, and Mr. Arthur B. Purvis. Representatives 
of Senate were Deans Hendel, O’Neill, Brown, Le 
Mesurier, Fleming and Vice-Principal Brittain of 
Macdonald College. 


During these deliberations it was indicated that the 
members of the selection committee were unanimously 
of the view that an attempt should be made to secure 
a Principal from Canada—the reason being not that 
it would not be possible to secure a suitable Principal 
from outside of Canada but because the plan of ex- 
pansion and reorganization upon which the University 
has embarked could, in the judgment of the Governors’ 
and Senate’s representatives, be best carried out under 
the supervision of someone having a knowledge of the 
University’s plans and policies, as well as of the 
Canadian university situation generally. 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


SIR EDWARD BEATTY 


The progress thus far 
made indicates that an 
appropriate selection will 
be made, although a spe- 
cific recommendation as 
to an individual is not 
yet ready for submission 
to the Board of Goy- 
ernors. All these steps 
have been taken in such 
a spirit of cooperation and 
harmony, as to leave no 
doubt that the final deci- 
sion will be unanimous. 


To me and the other 
members of the governing 
body it is a matter of 
great regret that we are 
losing the services of a 
man so admirably quali- 
fied as Mr. Lewis W. 
Douglas. During his year 
and a half’s tenure of the 
Principalship there has 
been ample evidence of 
the goodwill and mutual confidence which has existed 


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between the governing body and the Principal, and 
the Governors are deeply appreciative of Mr. Douglas’ 
very substantial contribution to the progress of the 
University since January, 1937. Personally, my regret 
goes a little beyond the loss which McGill has sus- 
tained. Had it been possible for Mr. Douglas to remain 
in Canada for several years more, I had looked forward 
to his playing a prominent and useful part not only in 
the University life of the Dominion but in its economic 
and social progress. He is the type of man who, by 
virtue of his great ability, magnetic personality and 
human sympathies, would have been an asset to this 
country from every angle. 


A further announcement will be made just so soon 
as the Governors are in a position to do so. 


Molle 


Chancellor, McGill University. 


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The Graduates’ 
GIFT To MCGILL! 


THE 


SIR ARTHUR CURRIE MEMORIAL 


GYMNASIUM 


(which will be used for War Service 
as a Drill Hall and Armoury) 


NOW BEING BUILT - TOTAL COST $294,400 


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Have You Done Your Part ? 


The Graduates’ Society must collect the balance 
of pledges made during the campaign in 1936; and 


AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF $39,400 


SD Oo 


A Generous Response to this Appeal 
Is Earnestly Solicited 


GRADUATES’ SOCIETY - 3466 University St., Montreal 


THE McGILL NEWS 


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SIR ARTHUR CURRIE MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM-ARMOURY AT END OF AUGUST 


Foundations of Gymnasium Completed, 
Steel Work to Begin Shortly By 


HE Gymnasium that has been the dream of 
generations of graduates is now a reality. As 
announced in the Summer issue of THE McGILi 
NEws construction started in June. The excavations 
have been completed, foundations are being poured, 
and it is expected that erection of the structural steel 
will commence before the first of October. It is hoped 
that the building will be completed by the first of 
March. 
According to the original estimate the cost of the 
building and equipment was to have been $280,000, 
as follows: 


Estimated cost of building........... $235,000 
Engineer’s and Architect’s fees....... 15,000 
Estimated cost of equipment......... 30,000 

$280,000 


Actually, the cost will be in the neighbourhood of 
$294,000, as follows: 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


HUGH CROMBIE 


Cost of building, including floor-cover- 


ings, hardware, electric fixtures, etc. $239,000 
Engineer’s and Architect’s fees....... 15,000 
Gost of equipments... ee ee 19,000 
Cost of tunnel to connect the gymna- 

sium to the existing central heating 

Plantae: 4 ee Be aoe eee 16,009 
Contingency item to take care of un- 

fOrESeenliEXpPeNseSe nS 2% 2 oc eee 5,000 


$294,000 


The Lady Strathcona Donation, now in the general 
funds of the University, amounts to approximately 
$105,000 and the graduates, through the Society, have 
pledged themselves to provide $175,000 and to make 
every effort to raise the additional $14,000 required on 
account of the expected cost of the building and 
equipment being $294,000 instead of $280,000 as 


previously estimated. 
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It is pssible to grow a plant to maturity without using any soil. ure grC 
being supplied by chemicals which are added to the sand at definite intervals. 


Research at Macdonald College 


ACDONALD COLLEGE has followed a con- 
stent programme of research since the first 
years c its existence. In 1906, a year before the first 
classesentered the College, investigative work was 
begun in land which had been set apart for the use 
of thenewly-organized Department of Agronomy. 
Variety trials with grain were started in order to 
collect information on the yield, quality, date of 
maturig, and general suitability of the varieties 
then it existence. Corn breeding work was under- 
taken,and improvement and heredity studies with 
soy-beas were begun. The following season breeding 
work vas started with grain. (Up to this time prac- 
tically 10 breeding work had been done with forage 
crops 1 Canada, and none was being carried on with 
any crp in the Province of Quebec). At the same 
time eperiments were begun to test the value of 
differet: methods of fertilizing peat soils, and the 
Departnent of started investigating 
methoe to detect adulteration of maple products. 
The cause of many disorders in farm crops has 
only ben discovered during the last few years, and 
in mar cases satisfactory control measures for these 
disordes remain to be determined. In this connection 


Chemistry 


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These swede turnips are growing in sterile sand, all their food 


By 
A. B. WALSH 


the role of the rarer elements in the soil is engaging 
the attention of plant pathologists and others, and 
pioneer work in this field is being done at Macdonald 
College. Small amounts of boron, iron, manganese, 
etc., are necessary to plant growth, a fact which is 
only beginning to be properly appreciated. For 
example, turnips which are grown in soil lacking a 
sufficient amount of boron become woody and dis- 
coloured. Their internal anatomy becomes modified, 
extensive cytological and physiological changes taking 
place. Browning of the flesh makes them unsaleable. 

A lack of available manganese in the soil will cause 
a characteristic disease in oats; many similar examples 
could be given. The detection and control of these 
diseases is one of the problems facing the investigators. 

Celery growers find difficulty in keeping their 
celery in good condition in cold storage during the 
winter—breakdown is likely to occur at any time 
and it has not yet been possible to forecast how long 
the celery will remain good. It has been found that 
the type of soil on which the celery is grown, the 
presence or absence of disease, the kind of spray 
material used, the amount and mixture of fertilizers 
applied to the soil, and the occurrence of frost injury 


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all have a bearing on the quality of the crop. Here 
are questions for the horticulturist to answer: what 
type of soil will grow celery which will store well ? 
What cultural practices should be used, and what 
combination of fertilizers should be applied to produce 
a crop which will be least likely to be affected by 
disorders in storage ? 

The approach to the solution of such questions 
may be made along two paths. Individual workers 
in each department may assign themselves specific 
problems for study to which they devote the time not 
given to lecturing. But it is becoming more and more 
evident that this manner of approach has its limita- 
tions. In present-day investigations so many factors 
become involved that no one man can have the 
necessary specialized knowledge in all the related 
fields. For the solution of a single problem expert 
knowledge in five or six subjects may be required. 

To meet this situation, these larger problems are 
being investigated co-operatively by each of the 
departments which may be interested in any one 
project. A committee composed of representatives 
from each department concerned is appointed, each 
member contributing specialized knowledge in his 
own particular field. 

The Pasture Committee was set up in 1931 and 
has been engaged since that time on an extensive 
survey of the pasture situation in the Province of 
Quebec. It may not be generally realized that almost 
one-fifth of all the occupied land in Quebec consists 
of pasture, often rough and unimproved. 
pastures are a great natural asset, forming as they 


These 


do a source of cheap feed for farm animals, which is 
available for almost six months every year. Yet, 
notwithstanding their great economic impo'tance, 
pastures are only too likely to be taken for gianted; 
few farmers seem to realize that their grazing lands, 
to remain productive, should be given thougit and 
care, just as any other crop. 
methods of fertilizing and grazing, to chanre the 


It is possible, by proper 


botanical complex of a run-down pasture, elimnating 
weeds and grasses of little or no nutritive valte, and 
encouraging useful strains of valuable herbage. In 
the same way the better pastures may be mairtained 
at the peak of productivity. 

The personnel of the Pasture Committee onsists 
of representatives of four departments, and th: work 
of the Committee is sub-divided as far as posdble in 
accordance with the varying interests involved. Each 
department is engaged on some phase of the work 
and, while every individual project is of neceisity a 
more or less independent investigation, each set of 
results has a direct bearing on the main pnblem. 
Much of the detail work is carried out by griduate 
students, who are assured of an abundance of thesis 
material. 

The Agronomy Department studies the reponse 
given by various kinds of fertilizers applied at diferent 
rates on the and the efect of 
working sod as compared with surface applcation 


various soil types, 


of fertilizers. The Chemistry Deadethert makes 
preliminary soil surveys of the districts in whici work 
is to be carried out, analyzes the soils and herbage, 


and makes a special study of phosphorous and potash 


Left, the Horticulture Department produces all kinds of tree and bush fruits, and vegetables, and conducts exper iments to detrmine 


the best cultural practices for different crops. 


This student is setting up an experiment to test the effects of different combirations 


of fertilizers on the growth of celery plants. Right, nutritional studies form an important part of the investigational work of the 
Animal Husbandry Department, and much of it is carried out in laboratories such as the one illustrated. As the 
picture indicates, use is frequently made of small animals, such as rabbits, in studying the 
feeding value of foods and rations for the larger farm animals. 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


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Reet ae 


Students studying cellular physiology in the Department of Plant Pathology, which also gives instruction 
in the fundamental botanical subjects. 


relations. The Botany Department carries out floral 
surveys and analyses and makes greenhouse studies 
to show floral response on different soil types. The 
Department of Animal Nutrition, through its animal 
feeding tests, evaluates the feeding value of different 
mixed and pure ‘species of pasture herbage. 

A project such as this, with all its interlocking 
problems, cannot be completed in a few seasons. 
Results must be checked and treatments tried and 
proved before definite recommendations can be made. 
It is evident, however, from the work done to date, 
that fertilizer applications, at a cost within the means 
of the average farmer, together with proper cultural 
practices, can maintain our pasture lands in good 
condition year after year. Progress reports on the 
work accomplished appear periodically in various 
scientific journals. 

Another problem being studied by the committee 
method is that of soil fertility. The purpose of the 
study is “‘to gain knowledge of conditions in certain 
soil types and to apply this knowledge to improve 
the crop-yielding power of the soils.’’ The Depart- 
ments of Agronomy, Bacteriology, Chemistry, and 
Physics co-operate in this, and work thus far has 
been concerned with the podsol, a light-textured soil 
which is the type most prevalent in Eastern Canada, 


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and which has considerably greater potential than 
actual fertility. 

The field work is carried out on representative 
farms in the Eastern Townships, with the active 
co-operation of the owners. Experimental plots are 
set up in which the soil is modified in a number of 
ways by the addition of manure, chemical fertilizers, 
lime, etc., in various combinations. Grain and hay 
are grown in these plots and the yield from each is 
recorded, along with notes on growth. The physical 
properties of the soil in the areas being studied are 
determined by the Physics Department; the Chem- 
istry Department analyses the soil, recording the 
changes induced by the different treatments, and 
determines the differences in composition of the plants 
harvested from the various plots. The Agronomy 
Departments plans the arrangement of the field 
experiments and analyses the data statistically. 
Studies of the effect of the treatments upon the soil 
microflora are made by the Bacteriology Depart- 
ment. This larger project is an outgrowth of the 
fertilizer trials which were formerly carried out by 
the Department of Agronomy alone, and the informa- 
tion obtained will be available to growers, enabling 
them to grow larger and better crops on the same area, 
with a minimum of effort and expense. 


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The production of improved varieties of farm crops 
by breeding and selection has been an important 
part of the programme of the Agronomy Department 
since 1906. The purpose of this work is to develop 
varieties of grain, grasses, corn and roots which will 
be more suitable than those previously available to 
The breeding work at Macdonald College 
is directed toward the production of hardier, more 
productive and better quality varieites adapted to 
Quebec and to regions having similar climatic condi- 
tions. 


farmers. 


The creation of a new variety is not in itself a 
difficult task; but to produce one. which will at the 
same time be superior to already existing varieties 
and, once having obtained it, to make seed available 
to growers, may well involve fifteen or more years 
of patient work of crossing, selecting, and testing. 
Knowing this, the plant breeders wisely decided at the 
outset to confine their recommendations to those 
strains which gave promise of being a very definite 
improvement over existing sorts. That they have 
achieved a striking success is evidenced by the fact 
that three improved varieties of oats, one of barley, 
one each of wheat and rye, four of corn, one of clover, 
two of swede turnips and two of soybeans have 
already been introduced. 
list, much of the early work is only now coming to 


While this is an imposing 


fruition, for new lines are constantly being isolated 
from the wealth of material accumulated during the 
past thirty years. 

No new variety or strain is released to growers until 
it has successfully undergone rigid tests in the field, 
has demonstrated outstanding superiority over 
existing varieties and, on the basis of this proved 
superiority, has been recommended by the Provincial 
Seed Board. Multiplication of seed is done on the 
Seed Farm, one hundred and twenty acres of land 
owned and managed by the College, to the operation 
of which the Provincial Government contributes. 

Macdonald rhubarb is the outstanding contribution 
to new varieties coming from the Horticulture 
Department. It is characterized by its tender, red- 
coloured stalks, which are in sharp contrast to the 
green stalks found in most rhubarb. A single superior 
plant noticed in a field of rhubarb seedlings was the 
parent and from this the Macdonald variety has been 
built up; it is now being grown on five continents. 
In addition, a new strain of this variety, which pro- 
duces no seed stalks, will soon be ready to undergo 
rigorous testing. 

Breeding and nutrition studies form the main 
research work of the Department of Animal Hus- 
bandry. To achieve absolute accuracy in their feeding 
trials with swine the members of this department 
have introduced into North America a new system of 
handling experimental animals. 
in such trials is to divide the animals into groups and 


The usual method 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


to pen and feed the individuals of each group together. 
At Macdonald College, however, each animal is 
penned and fed separately, and an accurate record 
of feed consumed by each is obtained; this is obviously 
impossible when several animals are eating from a 
common trough, where the stronger animals may be 
able to secure a larger share of the feed available. 
In connection with the work improved methods of 
statistical analysis are being developed applicable 
to this type of data. 

Since it is a slow and expensive business to carry 
on feeding tests with large animals, interesting work 
is being done with rabbits and guinea pigs in an effort 
to determine how far the information gained from 
trials with these “‘pilot’’ animals may be trusted 
when rations for cows are being planned. Some of 
these feeding trials form part of the Pasture Project 
already described. 

In collaboration with the Quebec Government a 
new breeding project has just begun. A small herd 
of Aberdeen Angus cattle has been purchased, and 
the object of the experiment is to demonstrate the 
possibilities in raising baby beef calves as a sideline 
for the small farmer. 

The Chemistry Department co-operates in the 
research work of the other departments of the College 
more intimately concerned with the practical problems 
by providing some of the quantitative control of their 
experiments. Thus much of the work in this depart- 
ment consists of routine analyses and the investigation 
of methods of analysis which may be required in 
specific investigations. Special problems in Soil 
Chemistry and Agricultural Biochemistry are being 
studied. 

New and improved methods are being evolved for 
the detailed chemical and mechanical analysis of soil, 
and particularly for the separation and chemical 
analysis of the colloid fractions from the different 
horizons of the soil. This work is particularly im- 
portant because of the growing demand for surveys 
of soils on a national scale, the ultimate aim of which 
is to delimit the areas best suited to the production of 
specific crops. This department has already helped 
carry on an extensive survey of soil types found in 
the Province of Quebec. 

In connection with the pasture work which has 
already been mentioned, studies on the nature and 
importance of the organic phosphorous compounds 
in soils are being carried on, and new methods of 
distinguishing organic from inorganic phosphorous 
have been evolved in the laboratories. Methods for 
maintaining a high vitamin-A content in milk pro- 
duced during the winter months are also being studied. 

The Physics Department is also working with the 
dairymen, developing a method for the recovery of 


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Photo courtesy Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai 


A SCENE FROM THE KABUKI STAGE 


The Theatre in Japan: 


A. Foreigner's Observations By 


T IS often said that Japan today is in a stage of 

transition, that ancient and modern, eastern and 
western are struggling for supremacy. In a sense this 
is true. Yet it would be more accurate to say that 
these influences live and grow side by side, their 
relative strength being determined by local conditions. 

In the field of drama this is amply illustrated. The 
Noh play or dance, the oldest form of dramatic 
presentation in Japan, still enjoys a degree of popular- 
ity. The Kabuki—which corresponds roughly to 
Shakespearian drama—plays to full houses. The 
Bunrakuza—or puppet theatre—has an enthusiastic 
following. Plays of modern writers, dealing with 
subjects both historic and current, have been com- 
monly played in the larger centres. From the west 
have come the revues and the moving picture theatres. 
Space does not permit more than a brief description 
of these various forms. 

The Noh is the most interesting. In everything it 
is ordered by its own ancient customs. In the Noh, as 
in the Elizabethan theatre, the stage juts out into 
the audience. There is no scenery at all, not even a 


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GWEN ROBERTS NORMAN 


sign to indicate the nature of the scene. The back of 
the stage is of light-coloured wood. On its central 
panel is a painted pine tree. The floor of the stage, 
beautifully lacquered and polished, stands about two 
and a half feet from the ground and is separated 
from the audience by a gravel-filled pit. Exits and 
entrances are made through a gorgeously curtained 
doorway at the extreme left, connected to the stage 
by a long passage way which is in full sight of the 
audience and is really a part of the stage. Stage 
properties are at a minimum and are brought in and 
removed by discreetly-clothed attendants who have 
no other part in the play. The largest property I 
have seen is a light wooden frame to represent a 
boat, within which five people could take their places. 

The tragedies, historically the earliest form, are in 
language too archaic to be understood by the ear 
alone, so that habitués always own the texts and 
follow the words as they are sung. The chorus, 
supported by musicians with snare drums and flutes, 
tells the story and describes the action. The principal 
characters sing their parts. To unaccustomed ears 


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the song is at first strange and not very melodious. 
However, in listening one can become attuned to it 
and find beauty in its strange quality. 

The comedies, a later development, are usually 
spoken. They are always short, and intelligible even 
to the uninitiated, and, for that matter, even to 
foreigners. 

All this is incidental to the strong visual impressions. 
The colours and materials of the costumes and the 
studied movements of the actors leave the most 
lasting memories. One costume I remember most 
vividly. A storm devil rises from the sea to over- 
whelm a boatload of travellers. A figure dressed in 
silvers and blues in rich brocades—kimono fashion 
but far stiffer and wider than any ordinary modern 
kimono, a pale malevolent mask topped with a 
straggling flaming wig—moved about with move- 
ments at once measured and wild. One forgets every- 
thing but the malevolence of the storm and the 
struggles of the passengers of the small boat against 
it. The leading protagonists always wear masks 
descriptive of their character. There is no place for 
facial expression of emotion. All emotion is expressed 
in the motions of the dance. As every movement is 
dictated by tradition there is hardly any necessity 
for injunctions such as Hamlet addressed to the 
players. Nor is there any danger of an actor being 
in a wrong position on the stage in spite of the fact 
that the eye slits in the masks give poor or even no 


visibility. An actor who has learned his part knows 


the motions as well as he knows the words and comes 
inevitably to his right and proper place on the stage. 
The Noh is, in fact, as much dance as drama. 

In the very large centres there are, I have been 
told, professional Noh players, but in the provincial 
towns, such as Kanazawa where I Jived for four years, 
the actors are amateurs, coming from all classes of 
society. There are two groups, the mature seasoned 
actors and the youngsters who are being trained to 
take their places. There are the sons and daughters 
of old Kanazawa families who look upon it as one of 
their duties. There is also the greengrocer who supplies 
some of our friends with vegetables and the cobbler 
who mends my shoes—whose shop, incidentally, is 
barely big enough in which to turn around. 

There is one great disadvantage for foreigners. 
Sitting on the tatami, or straw matting, for four or 
five hours is very uncomfortable especially when the 
theatre is crowded, as it usually is in Kanazawa. 

The actors of the Kabuki and similar theatres are 
all professional and all men. 
striking contrast to the Noh. The symbolical gives 
way to the actual. The costuming, of course, plays a 


It is in many ways in 


great part. The colouring is gorgeous but there is on 
the whole less richness of material. Stage scenery and 
properties are at a premium. The scene will change 
radically as many as twelve times in a play. At the 
Kabukiza there is a very large revolving stage. The 
speech, though archaic, is easily understood and the 
element has become 


musical and choreographic 


Photo courtesy Kokusai Bunka Shinkokat 


A SCENE FROM A MARIONETTE SHOW 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


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occasional. In one thing the influence of the Noh 
remains. Fighting and mob scenes, which in western 
drama are so frequently flat and unintentionally 
comic, are arranged in a dance pattern so that one 
is given an artist’s selective view rather than the 
impression of a still photograph in which all the people 
have moved and blurred. 

Comedy and tragedy are equally important, and 
there are great names in both fields. I have already 
remarked that it is a purely professional and purely 
male theatre. It is also hereditary—in the way that 
many things in Japan are hereditary. There are but 
few surnames on the play bills. Promising boys are 
adopted into the reigning families. 
training, take children’s parts and, according to their 
growing proficiency, play minor parts and, finally, the 


These receive 


major roles. 

Of really modern plays I can say nothing. I have 
read a few in translation but have never had the 
opportunity of seeing one. Actors for them are 
drawn, I think, from both sexes. In the main they 
are of “social significance’ as the song in ‘‘Pins and 
Needles’? might say. And they have much in common 
with the same type of western drama. 

By far the most famous and the best of the revues 
is the Takarazuka. 
have enjoyed shows at moving picture theatres. 
While they are not first class, and are very definitely 
western in taste, they are no worse than their counter- 
part in the west. I understand that the Takarazuka 
is to them as the Chauve Souris, or some other first 
class revue, is to the average revue here. The players 
and dancers are all quite young girls. The Takarazuka 
girls are almost a race apart, living in a dormitory, 
and in public always appearing in a distinctive 
“hakama,”’ a long pleated skirt worn over the kimono. 

At the moving picture theatres both Japanese and 
imported ‘‘foreign’”’ films are shown. 


I have never seen either, but I 


The imported 
films are very popular with the Japanese movie-goer, 
especially with students. When I first went to Japan 
these were still being interpreted, even in Tokyo and 
Kobe, by the “‘benshi.”” This man sat on the stage 
with a written script before him and spoke the parts 
in Japanese. Gradually, after the advent of the 
“talkie,” this had to die. Even for the Japanese it 
was confusing; to the foreigners it was maddening. 
Now titles are written in at the side in Japanese. 
Chaplin and Lloyd are old-established favourites; 
they always get a good house. Between 1936 and 
1938, ‘100 Men and a Girl,” ‘“The Good Earth,” and 
“Louis. Pasteur” most popular 
American films. The music in the first named was 
what gave it its popularity. Several of the best films 
from Britain and Europe were also among the favour- 
ites, ‘‘Maedchen in Uniform,’’ ‘‘Kameradschaft,” 
“‘Poil de Carotte,” ‘““The Little Minister,” ““The Ghost 
Goes West,” being the first ones to come to my mind. 


were among the 


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Three or four years ago the last Soviet-made films 
were shown. Most of the foreign films we saw were 
good. But, as a complement to these, a steady stream 
of Hollywood’s films and 
villainous gangster films continually pour in. Pos- 
sibly it is the latter that give the Japanese such a 
queer idea of our civilization. 

30th the American and the European producers 
offer a very mixed grill, as do the Japanese studios. 
The studios, usually 


most saccharine love 


The Japanese are apt pupils. 
by their technique, show the influence of Hollywood 
or of France or of Germany. Some productions are 
excellent. The best in technique, in scenario, photog- 
raphy and direction has been adapted to the Japanese 
scene. Pictures produced under these conditions have 
the same appeal as do those mentioned above. But 
Japanese have learned the worst as well as the best 
and there are all too many there, as there are here, 
of the ‘‘society’’ and gangster type. 

The counterpart to the wild west thriller is rather 
interesting. The Japanese dub it “‘chanbara.” It is 
an onomatopoeic word meaning blood and thunder. 
Instead of the cowboy and the bucking bronco and 
the bad men of the plains, we have the samurai. His 
kimono skirts girt up into his girdle, he runs a mile 
or more, usually through winding streets, at full 
speed, turns his back to any wall and downs a dozen 
or more opponents, and then dashes headlong on, 
only to repeat the performance two or three times. 
Finally, he rescues the maiden in distress or accom- 
plishes some equally worthy deed. 

My recollections of the one performance of the 
puppet play which I attended are somewhat dim. I 
remember thinking that I was glad that I had seen 
it once. It is the Kabuki in miniature. The scene is as 
carefully worked out. The dolls are as gorgeously 
apparelled as are the human actors of the Kabuki. 
Instead of being animated by means of strings mani- 
pulated from behind the scenes the dolls are moved 
about by living actors who are themselves in full 
view of the audience. Those who are responsible for 
the principals are themselves gorgeously clad and 
their names are as familiar to the public as are the 
names of the chief Kabuki players. Hooded black 
figures animate the lesser characters and are respon- 
sible for the stage properties. At first these figures are 
distracting but gradually one becomes unconscious 
of them. 

A very poor relation of this branch of the theatre is 
the Kamishibai (paper plays), the Japanese Punch 
and Judy show. It is particularly popular in the 
poorer districts and is used by itinerant candy sellers 
as a lure to youthful customers. It has been put to use 
in Sunday Schools where biblical stories are graphically 
portrayed. Since the beginning of the year the 
government has utilized them as a method of pro- 

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The McGill Fortnightly Review: 


A. Casual Reminiscence 


EMINISCENCE is invariably regarded as the 

privilege of old age. When the mind grows 
sluggish and memory begins to fail, when physical 
activity is curtailed and the evenings grow long, then 
actresses and authors, dowagers and _ countesses, 
army men and editors take to remembering. It 
requires no effort; it can be done from the easy chair; 
the ghost writer is always waiting to help. One has 
simply to pour forth the contents of the mind, the 
fragments of the years, and Memory, over-ripe, glows 
with a warmth induced by Imagination. Then you 
get now it can be told, glimpses of authors, literary 
friends and acquaintances, forty years on the stage, 
the naked truth, adventures social and literary, and 
countless moments of recollection and forgetfulness 
swelled by correspondence, chit-chat and information 
“from the inside”’ to gild friends and blacken enemies, 
sell the book to both, and finally pile it on the bargain 
counter. 

The time to write reminiscences is while you are 
young, with your memories fresh and ungilded, before 
you have had time to achieve venerability, and while 
your contemporaries are still young and strong and 
disrespectful enough to set you right. These present 
“reminiscences”? go back accordingly a mere decade 
and a half, to the McGill Fortnightly Review. The 
Review was a journal about whose importance its 
editors carefully had no illusions, and it would be 
wrong for me to endow it with importance now. It 
was a better than average college publication, with a 
distinct point of view, lively, at times even witty, a 
trifle pompous, and certainly at times insufferably 
priggish. But it was critical and wide-awake and gave 
its editors a lot of fun and a liberal education in 
editing. It had its place—however small that may 
be—and its time, and its very good moments, and I 
may as well set down some story of it before the years 
dim the memory, and senile reminiscence magnifies 
it into a splendid achievement of Canadian Literature. 

Turning the Fortnightly’s still fresh pages—for it 
was well printed and on good paper—one realizes 
with almost a shock just how many currents of the 
seemingly secure, but highly confused, 1920's it 
contained. It was, of course, a characteristic product 
of that decade—down to its menckenisms, its eliot- 
poundisms, its proustian self-examination and _ its 
james joyceing; above all in its serene belief in the 
sanctity of art and literature divorced from all life, 
and the unimportance of everything except the 
editors, the review, and the university, in the order 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


By 
LEON EDEL 


named. Perpetual world crisis and Mr. Chamberlain 
have punctured such peaceful obliviousness for most 
undergraduates today. 

The Fortnightly. was at its best when it criticized 
some of the college’s more trivial institutions, some 
of the claptrap that the years have brought into the 
universities. Then the pointed satire of A. J. M. 
Smith and F. R. Scott dug sharply into the trembling 
skins of the rahrah boys. Scott would dictate, and 
Smith would sit at the typewriter, emending as he 
typed, and interrupting the dictation to add his 
sentences and phrases. It was a happy free-and-easy 
species of collaboration; and the surprising thing is 
that it worked. 
and more collaborative group of editors. 


In fact I have never seen a happier 
Here were 
five of us thrown together by a series of circumstances, 
and a common interest in letters, five diverse types, 
yet capable of reaching a complete understanding. 
Smith and Scott fought, amiably of course, over 
poetry; Allan Latham, whose recent and tragic death 
was the first break in our ranks, tilted with A. P. R. 
Coulborn over political and economic ideas, and I 
stood on the sidelines drinking it all in. The discussions 
ended always in respectable unanimity. The editors 
practised democracy as if by instinct. 

They even sensed, lamely it’s true, that democracy 
was in grave trouble. The Fortnightly published in 
two instalments an Coulborn entitled 
“Thoughts on the Decline of Democracy.” Today we 
should say the article contained fascist undertones, 
in Superior Beings, and 
questioned the wisdom of majority opinion. But then 
we smiled faintly and said: ‘‘That iconoclast would-be 
He wrote 


article by 


for Coulborn believed 


Bernard Shaw Coulborn is at it again.” 
articles in defence of slavery, against college sports, 
urging abolition of the McGill Daily. His first article 
began: “Dickens, though never an artist, cut a fair 
figure as a social reformer.’’ And annoyed professors, 
disturbed undergraduates and worried deans read this 
and other Fortnightly articles, argued over them, 
denounced them, but bought the review. It was 
really quite a financial success. 

That is saying a good deal for a college publication. 
And its success was a triumph for its editors, because 
they founded the review to prove that McGill wanted 
such a publication, after the Students’ Council dis- 
continued the literary supplement of the McGill Daily 
“for reasons of economy.” The editors felt the 
economy was wrongly applied. Allan Latham, who 
succeeded A. J. M. Smith as editor of the supplement, 


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The McGill 
Fortnightly Review 


Saturday, Nov. 21, 1925 


PRICE 10 CENTS 


Vol, I. No. 1 


CONTENTS 


After the Ball is Over Eugene Forsey 


EDITORIAL 


MUSIC 
The Boston Symphony Orchestra 4.M.T. 
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Heine Novick F, R. Scott 


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supplement identical in form with that 
. This could be done without 

n and experiment 02 y 
The McGill Fort- 
Jent journal, which 


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been the enslavement 
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Left, Volume 1, Number 1, Page 1; right, Page 2 of the last issue, April 27, 19 


found himself an editor without a journal. Latham 
and Smith called in Scott and Coulborn and the 
Fortnightly was born. If the Students’ Council would 
not foot the bill for a literary, as distinct from journal- 
istic, publication, the editors decided they would 
demonstrate that there was a literary and literate 
minority at McGill that would. Three hundred 
subscribers were needed, at one dollar each. The 
Fortnightly, born of a controversy, was oversubscribed, 
and the enlightened Arts Undergraduates Society, 
in a gesture that was a rebuke to the Council, voted 
the review a $50 subsidy. 

Smith, who had made my acquaintance downtown 
when he was working on the Star and I on the Herald, 
proposed me as managing editor. And so I was 
unexpectedly drawn into this group. 


Stephen Leacock, unsolicited, sent from his ever- 
willing pen ‘‘The Flight of College Time.’ He wrote: 
“A college magazine, if it is of the right sort, is born 
into a life of poverty. It knows nothing of the grandiose 
finance, the spacious advertising and the metropolitan 
make-believe of the University Daily Newspaper. It 
is supported by the alms of the faithful and faith is 
apt to be feeble in finance. But it represents a work 
of the creative spirit fit to rank with any of the 
activities of a university. As such I send to it here- 


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siege boys” waylaid 
hams, as he was 
y carried him 
ore than a 
t were in waiting, 
We are told that 
the indignities to 
nishment for his 
of God Save the 


CONTENTS aoe 


EDITO 


The 


nvenient spot, a 
Otto Klineberg thers, who b 


Michael Gard 


Field of Long © 


Hans Mann 


action is considered 

here can be only one 
sf those who attempted 
certain they taught 
undergraduate im 
at they smirched rather 
ir. The time has gone 
Mr. Matthams is Arts 
Council and is highly 
y. If the Arts men 
representative they 
expressing that opinion 
y. The use of vio- 
Y le; it gives evidence 
which must be killed at birth. 

Non tali auxilio nec defensoribus tstis 

Wells tempus eget 


Eugene Forsey 


F.R.S, 


To Evening Vinceni 


An Old Man Leo Kennedy 


Student ament at McGill T.H. Harris 


The Sh s Lament Corydon 


le in China Edward Bin 


The F 


Undertaker’s Anthology A.J.M. Smith 


Poem Bliss Chapman 


BOOKS lar sympathy for the views of 


nevertheless we are ready 


EDITORIAL 
and they did 
at Mr. Nearing’s 
Hall by forbidding posters 
lisplayed on the campus. 

on that defeats 
he majority 


reason 
not freely a@ilow us to 
an evil man — we shall 


to refuse to let his 
ons our suspicions 
ons have not in the past 
wondering whether the 
them to hear Scott Nearing 
at the speaker's unquestionable 
will win converts to a system 
in accord with those of our 


of ideas not alt 


s not without its amusing 
the meeting were ordered 
n notices were put up 
students that the previous 
ress in Strathcona Hall 
aken down at the request 
sary information thus 
cook place at the stated 


The incident. of course, is scarcely consistent with 
the principle of freedom of speech. But we always 
prefer the humorous to the moral solution of such 
difficulties. 


with the opinions expressed. 


i) 
~ 


with this article, my personal good wishes and the 
more tangible testimony of one Canadian dollar.” 
And so we were launched, but curiously enough, not 
into a life of poverty. 
II 

The understanding was that as managing editor 
I was to attend all meetings, but had no vote in 
accepting or rejecting manuscripts. This was just as 
well, for I was 18 and fresh from the prairies, and 
much of the talk of the editors was strange to me. 
Smith and Latham were seniors, Smith then studying 
chemistry, which he later abandoned, and Latham 
an honors student in economics and political science. 
The more mature members of the board were Scott 
and Coulborn. Scott, a graduate of Bishop’s College, 
was freshly returned from Oxford and was reading 
law at McGill. In talk, manner, attitude and interests 
he reflected the composure and assurance which three 
years at Magdalen College can give. Coulborn, a 
student of history, was a tall Englishman with the 
grandest of grand manners and handsome blond 
mustaches, who gave the review a touch of Blooms- 
bury and the British Museum. 


Smith was the product of a Victorian home that 
reflected English suburbanism and small talk. He 
lived in a quiet corner of Westmount and his sensitive 


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ear for music and poetry had been cultivated in a 
stiflingly over-comfortable atmosphere against which 
his whole personality rebelled. 
influenced by Yeats and T. S. 


He was profoundly 
Eliot, and sometimes, 
when he leaned forward eagerly, a stray lock falling 
over his forehead, his clear-cut almost ascetic features 
called to mind the young Yeats. He was the most 
fertile writer we had then at McGill, probably the 
best poet to attend the university in many decades. 

The most solid thinker of the group, in my opinion, 
was Latham. He was unusually erudite for one so 
young; but his was not a mind loaded with fact. It 
was an organized, questioning mind, searching far 
afield into corners that seemed beyond the range of 
Time and again he gave the editorial 
When 


for he 


the rest of us. 
board the element of stability it needed. 
Smith would try to inject a note of conceit 
was fond of conceits—or Scott grew ultra-conser- 
vative, or Coulborn too hotly defended a silly paradox, 
Latham was there to point a more reasoned way, and 
a more logical solution. At a time when we were all 
“smart’’ students, trying to be terribly, terribly clever, 
Allan Latham breathed humanity into our cleverness. 
And he alone of the editors understood social and 
economic problems in a wide sense. It was Latham 
who contributed an article on Canadian trade union- 
ism to the Fortnightly. He it was who wrote editorials 
on student thought, the rights of a minority to 
expression (7.e., in defence of the Fortnightly). His 
name did not figure often in the table of contents, 
but nearly every issue had a cogent, reasoned editorial 
from his pen. He was in the truest sense an editor; 
and in that sense was the rudder of the review. 

Scott and Smith worked harder than: the other 
editors. They wrote more, and they contacted other 
writers. The realm of poetry was theirs—and the 
Fortnightly poetry was excellent, far above the trite 
verses which usually make their way into college 
publications. They opened the door to Leo Kennedy, 
and would have opened it to the freshman A. M. 
Klein, whose poetry plays so striking a part in 
Canadian letters today. Klein submitted a poem 
once which they accepted—all but the last line; and 
I remember how Klein, new to the University and 
anxious to appear in the Olympian Fortnightly, 
withdrew his poem rather than alter that line. And 
Smith and Scott sternly allowed him to withdraw it. 

In the second volume will be found the poems of 
one Philip Page. I suppose it can be told now that 
they are the work of Lancelot Hogben, then teaching 
at McGill, since become the eminent popularizer 
of mathematics for the million and science for the 
citizen. He spent two curious years at McGill in the 
1920's, and like that other brilliant Englishman, 
Harold Laski, who once taught at the University, 
soon went abroad to wider and (shall we admit it ?) 
less provincial fields. 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


Few members of the University staff contributed. 
For the most part the editors, and a handful of 
students, wrote everything that 
Fortnightly. 
he was drawn to the review through friendship with 


appeared in the 
IXennedy was not at the University, but 


its second managing editor, Louis Schwartz. Stephen 
Leacock, B. K. Sandwell and J. S. Woodsworth were 
among the more mature contributors, and you will 
find in the files of the journal a charming travel 
article from the pen of Professor Noad. 

IT] 

Volume I, Number 1, appeared Saturday, Novem- 
ber 21, 1925. Coulborn wrote the first paragraph, and 
it was characteristic: ‘‘After some weeks of discussion 
and experiment we are now able to introduce the 
McGill Fortnightly Review, an independent journal, 
We announced the 
“devoted to purely literary, artistic and 


which herewith makes its bow.” 
review as 
scientific matter’ but space was also reserved “‘to do 
duty as an open forum, wherein students of McGill 
may voice their thoughts on the affairs of the student 
body, saying freely whatever they may feel.”’ Freedom 
of the press had come to McGill. 

This does not mean that the McGill Daily was not 
free, but the Fortnightly enjoyed absolute freedom 
where the Daily, as the official organ of the Council 
was subject to that discreet self-censorship which 
Mr. Chamberlain has urged upon British newspapers. 
The Fortnightly spoke for the minority, for the dis- 
gruntled 
Coulborn, Latham, Scott, Smith and, occasionally, 
Edel. 
think the review improved as its editors gained in 


individual, but specifically for Messrs. 


The first issue was typical, although I rather 


experience. There were editorials criticizing the new 
constitution of the McGill Daily, which had just 
established neutral editorial columns; praising Bliss 
Carman’s lectures before the Department of English; 
attacking the use made of McGill’s good name to 
advertise a film called ““The Freshman,” and repri- 
manding students for booing a referee at a rugby 
game. 

Later the Fortnightly was to hold up to ridicule the 
pretentiousness of student executives, and the found- 
ing of that strange organism, the Scarlet Key Society. 
It poked fun at the Canadian Authors’ Association, 
in a biting bit of verse by Scott, which began: 

Expansive puppets percolate self unction 

Beneath a portrait of the Prince of Wales 
and which went on to its climax: 

O Canada, O Canada, Oh can 

A day go by without new authors springing 

To paint the native lily . 
In such verse Scott was in his element; he was the 
Fortnightly’s satirist par excellence, the editor who 
was quickest to seize on any weaknesses or tomfoolery 
in undergraduate life and put it into biting verse. 


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Perhaps he saw things a bit too much through the 
haze of Oxford; but by throwing this oblique light 
he contributed a critical point of view that left its 
mark on the review and its readers. 

The Fortnightly defended the Players’ Club's right 
to Moyse Hall in a brilliant piece of polemical writing 
which resulted in a run on news-stand copies. and the 
printing of the review’s only second edition. The 
journal questioned the need for a Red and White 
general state of student 


Review, analyzed the 


politics, and jeered: 
Why is the McGill Daily 
Asks the pessimist sourly. 
Thank God, says the optimist gaily, 
That it isn’t hourly. 

That was from the pen of A. J. M. Smith, who in his 
satirical signed 
When Smith wrote brooding, sentimental verse he 
was Vincent Starr, and when he was doing grand- 
gesture poetry, things like ‘‘Punchinello in a Purple 
Hat,” he signed himself Michael Gard. His romantic 
verse was written by Brian Tuke. 


moments himself Simeon Lamb. 


Occasionally he 
Scott and Smith are both 
represented in the excellent book of Canadian poetry, 
New Provinces, which also has poems by Leo Kennedy. 
So it can be said that the review made its modest 
contribution to Canadian literature, or vice versa. 


did sign his own name. 


I suppose the high spot in satirical verse was the 
little poem we wrote jointly one night to poke fun 
at the fact that (a) McGill made -such a fuss over 
the visit of Queen Marie of Roumania and (b) the 
Department of Psychology sponsored a lecture by 
the magician, Harry Houdini, on spiritualism, de- 
livered before a throng of students. It ran: 

Masses heard the great Houdini, 
Masses shouted for the Queenie, 
Did you ever see such asses 
As the educated masses ? 

IV 

Our meetings took place at Coulborn’s apartment 
on Atwater Avenue, a basement apartment into 
which fingers of sunlight were reflected from gleaming 
snow, and where in cosy warmth Smith and Scott 
read their poetry aloud, Coulborn pontifically pro- 
claimed his works, or Latham held forth in his mono- 
tonous, even tones. Smith usually sat on the floor 
piling rejected manuscript in one heap with the few 
accepted pieces neatly beside it. 

When we were not holding formal meetings at 
Coulborn’s and later, particularly in the second year, 
at Scott’s, we foregathered at the McGill Union for 
tea. Here issues would be planned; here the other 
college literati gathered round us to polish off epi- 
grams and toss off wise-cracks. What the talk was, 
I can no longer recall, but the memory of the warm, 
humid room, after the crisp cold outside, the tea 


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and cakes and ice cream, the plain tables, and the 
Here 
Dougie Adam, who used to stay awake reading three 
and four books a night, and sleep in the daytime thus 
unload his latest 


blue haze of cigarette smoke remains vividly. 


missing all his lectures, would 
critical comment. Here we would plan articles. Here 
Dougie quoted James Branch Cabell (his article on 
Cabell appeared in the Fortnightly), and introduced 
us to James Joyce. 

Later Adam and I wrote an article on Joyce which 
we called ‘‘Blind Homer” and signed Chandos Mahon. 
It contains many dubious epigrams by Adam—such 
as: “Mr. Joyce probes the boredom of our existence 
and finds it interesting’ and: “Joyce [in Ulysses | 
walks the tight-rope of his own emotions.” 

Two things happened at the end of our first year. 
Professor Walter gave the editors a delightful dinner 
in a downtown restaurant over which he presided 
urbanely, plying us with port and making us feel 
terribly important, and Coulborn married and left 
for England. We presented him with an elaborately 
bound copy of the Fortnightly’s first volume. 

At that time Smith and Latham went into the 
graduate school, Scott continued his law, and | 
entered my senior year. I was named an editor to 
fill the vacancy left by Coulborn, and Louis Schwartz, 
who had run a highly successful Menckenese column 
in the Daily, became managing editor. 

Schwartz had always cherished ambitions to 
become a publisher, and he took his job seriously. 
The Fortnightly acquired printed stationery and 
started receiving books for review. There was much 
talk about type and format and the typography 
was changed. 

Subscriptions, far from falling off in that second 
year, increased. Hogben had met Smith and Latham 
and exercised an indirect influence on the review 
through them. Ellen Hemmeon came to McGill and 
gathered the literati round her at pleasant afternoon 
tea parties. The Fortnightly continued to be a critical 
force and a rallying point for the independent spirits 
at the University. Leo Kennedy’s stories and verse 
began to appear, and some issues contained as many 
as three poems by Philip Page. But the pioneering 
days were over. 

The weakest part of the Fortnightly were the book 
reviews. There was a cruel one for a volume of verses 
by Amy Redpath Roddick which consisted of a single 
sentence: ‘‘Beautiful chimes from the donor of the 
McGill Memorial Gates,’ and another which summed 
up H. G. Wells’ two-volume The World of Willaam 
Clissold: “Mr. Wells, the propagandist, drives another 
nail into the coffin of Mr. Wells, the artist.’’ On the 
whole there was no attempt to review the books 
systematically or to obtain the more interesting 
and important publications, and the result was that 

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The McGill-Congo Expedition, 1938-39 


N THE spring of 1938, 

the writer received the 
suggestion, from Belgian 
friends in Canada, that if 
he organized and led a 
serious expedition on be- 
half of McGill into the 
Congo that generous col- 
lecting permits could pro- 
bably be obtained from 
Belgium for what would 
be the first 
museum expedition to the 
colony. 


Canadian 


The Belgian Congo, si- 
tuated on the 
west coast of Africa, and 
crossed by the equator, is 
one of the few remaining 
countries where the jun- 
gle, which covers thou- 


central 


sands of square miles, 
remains untouched by 
man. It is known to 


contain many unique 

forms of life—and probably many still unknown. 
Realizing the value of these natural assets the Belgian 
authorities have taken strict protective measures. 

Early in June the expedition sailed from New York. 
In addition to the author of this article, who acted as 
leader, members of the party were Dr. Joseph Douglas 
Hermann, formerly chief house surgeon of the Royal 
Victoria Hospital, Montreal; H. Donaldson Yuile, 
Montreal photographer; and William F. Coultas, 
well-known ornithologist and field preparator, who 
previously had been associated with many of the 
expeditions organized by the American Museum of 
Natural History of New York. 

* 8 # 

Having obtained the desired hunting permits in 
Brussels and packed our equipment into seventy 
tropical tin trunks, we sailed for Stanleyville, at the 
head waters of the Congo River, on July 1. The 
journey took over a month—twenty-one days by sea 
from Antwerp to the port of Matadi on the Congo 
River; a day by train to Leopoldville, capital of the 
Congo, and eleven days by river-boat to Stanleyville. 

From Stanleyville, two three-ton Ford trucks were 
used to transport provisions, baggage and five native 
boys on two preliminary trips to the northeast and 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


THE AUTHOR WITH HIS GORILLA BERINGEI 


By 
DUNCAN M. HODGSON 


southeast. Some small 


mammals, ornithological 
and entomological speci- 
mens were taken on these 
trips but, what was more 
important, we made 
friends and gained a 
working knowledge of the 
country and its natives, 
who had to be employed 
for the safaris from road- 
end to forest camp. 
From a coffee-planter, 
whom we met on the 
second trip, came informa- 
tion of the greatest im- 
portance which took us 
next into the great rain 
forest south of Stanley- 
ville for three weeks 
(where the relative hu- 
midity ran from 90 to 
100 per cent.). On this, 
our third trip, three male 
and two female specimens 


“oi wp a Eo | 
MS Pig te 


of the rare Pigmy Chimpanzee were secured. Hitherto, 
this animal was known only from two complete female 
specimens. In addition, we obtained a pair of what 
may prove to be a larger relative of the Pigmy 
Chimpanzee. 
hunted region, a native hunter brought in the expe- 
dition’s first Congo Peacock, till then represented in 


only two of the world’s museums. 


While camped in this previously un- 


Returning to Stanleyville, supplies were replenished 
and the trucks prepared for a 4,000-mile journey, 
which occupied over three months. Proceeding 
eastward to Irumu, we turned south and shortly 
neared the Mountains of the Moon and the highlands 
which meant a welcome relief from the moist heat of 
the lowland jungles. We passed the former Arab 
slaving-town of Beni, by Mount Ruwenzori’s 16,800- 
foot snow-capped peak and on through the volcanic 
region about the town of Goma, at the north end 
of beautiful Lake Kivu. 
to the east of the lake we entered the Belgian pro- 
tectorate, Ruanda Urindi, the country of the Watusi 
race of giants—handsome people who came south 
from Egypt many years ago. These slim, highland 
folk can jump higher than their own height—which 
often exceeds seven feet. 


Passing into the mountains 


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Left, Mr. Hodgson preparing the skin of eGiant Forest Hog at the foot of Mount Mikeno; right, the wife of a 
Pigmy clief in the Southeastern Ituri Forest. 


Continuing southward, we reached Usunbura, a 
hot, dusty town on the north shore of Lale Tanga- 
nyika—near Ujiji, where Stanley found Livingstone. 
Swinging north, on magnificent mountain -oads, we 
followed the 3,500 foot-deep Ruzizi River jorge and 
descended to the lovely town of Costermaisville, on 
the south end of Lake Kivu. Here we founl a motor 
tourists’ convention in progress, composed d automo- 
bilists from all parts of Europe, a really mocern hotel, 
and many delicious varieties of garden fruits and 
vegetables thriving in the clear mountain atnosphere. 
As mountain roads were slippery, becawe of the 
rains, the trucks were taken up Lake Kivi by boat. 
On reaching Goma again, we paused to protograph 
Mount Nyamlagira which had just burst int« eruption, 
and escaped, by only a few hours, being enbarrassed 
by a flow of molten lava which destroyed jart of the 
main road. 

Near Rutshuru, serious hunting began. Camped in 
the shadow of Mount Mikeno, we obtained four fine 
specimens of the Giant Forest Hog and many desir- 
able butterflies and birds. North of Rutsiuru, four 
specimens of the bad-tempered Cape Bufalo were 
shot and we then spent several days in a gam preserve, 
the Park National Albert, getting ‘‘stills’’ ad movies 


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of lion, buffalo, elephant, hippotami, antelope and 
birds. In the mountains north of the Park, and 
twenty miles south of Lubero, we made our next 
camp at a point over 7,000 feet above the sea level. 
Here, with the assistance of 135 natives, hunters and 
trackers, we succeeded in killing two of the long- 
haired Mountain Gorilla. The older male weighed 
nearly 500 pounds, was 100 inches across the arms 
and ranks as one of the largest ever secured. 

From Lubero, one truck went ahead to a point in 
the Semliki jungle, north of the mountains and of 
Beni, to make camp and establish relations with 
the Pigmies. During this time the writer secured two 
fine elephants in the mountains northwest of Lubero. 
Upon joining forces at the Semliki camp, it was 
found that no Pigmy hunters had been enticed out of 
the forest and it was only after prolonged gift-making 
and palaver through the local native chief that a 
hunt, led by Pigmies, was started. Wonderful hunters, 
these people are rich walnut in colour and about four 
feet, four inches, in height. 

After three weeks of hard work we obtained a fine 
specimen of the rare Okapi, a shy creature of the deep 
jungle, part zebra and part giraffe. We were more 

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THE McGILL NEWS 


Random Reminiscences 


Of a Former Editor 


HERE is a lot of satisfaction in editing THE 

McGiL_ News, as I think the present Editor 
would agree, particularly if I added that there is also 
a lot of hard work. The amount of work varies from 
time to time, of course, but all the hours given to 
THE NEws are not hours of drudgery. I recall, for 
example, interviews that were a delight, and these 
remain among the fine memories that a long associa- 
tion with THE News has given me. Outstanding, 
perhaps, were the half-dozen occasions when Sir 
Arthur Currie visited me. Considerate of the disability 
which made it difficult for me to call on him, he would 
bring his contribution in his hand and usually he 
liked to talk it over. He welcomed suggestions about 
anything he had written and would accept without 
hesitation an amendment he considered good. But 
he was quick to see the weakness of an ill-considered 
idea, and no editor dealing with him would make the 
mistake of arguing a point too far. 

When the matter in hand had been disposed of, he 
would usually stay awhile, chatting and reminiscing 
about the War. He would refer to the regimental 
histories I had written and always wanted to know 
if | was writing more. At times, he was confidentially 
outspoken, a characteristic of his that many will 
recall and one which, with the trust in human nature 
it implied, deepened the affection in which they held 
him. 

Remembering the friendliness he 
often, though I was still unaware of the recognition 
he had given to THE News in his then unpublished 
annual report, it was with a heavy heart that I wrote 
the notice of his death and the description of his 


had shown so 


funeral in December, 1933. These were duties that 
clearly were mine. I would not have shirked them if 
I could. But I was perturbed when it fell to my lot 
to give the radio address from an office in the Arts 
Building during the quarter-hour period of the funeral 
ceremonies when Sir Arthur rested for the last time 
within the walls of McGill. Every instinct urged me 
to decline this task, except my regard for him and 
the thought, which I could not ignore, that his 
dignity had by chance been temporarily entrusted 
to my keeping. Gordon Pitts, then President of the 
Montreal Branch of The Graduates’ Society, who 
was responsible for the radio arrangements, gave me 
generous help in preparing the speech and opened and 
concluded the broadcast with the clear descriptions 
of the scene in the University grounds that were 
required. The broadcast was The Graduates’ Society’s 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


By 
R. C. FETHERSTONHAUGH 


tribute t) Sir Arthur; the privilege of delivering it 
provideda memory that I shall always value. 

Of the many tributes to Sir Arthur at this time, 
none surjassed in depth of feeling the lines Stephen 
Leacock wrote in the Montreal Herald after the 
funeral. [n all Canada, he alone could have written 
them. Who else could so effectively and with gentle 
humour lave expressed such deep sorrow and affec- 
tion? Ihave always been grateful to him for per- 
mission t) reprint the tribute in THE News. It still 
has the jower to move one profoundly and to stir 
the kindet recollections. 

Kindly too, are my memories of Dean Ira MacKay. 
When I irst met him, I had just been appointed 
Associate Editor, and T. W. L. 
chief—‘“Terry,”’ 


MacDermot, my 
to his many friends—had prepared 
the ‘“‘Supplement,” which in future was to be his 
especial tharge, and had gone to Vancouver on a 
holiday, kaving me to produce what was then called 
the ‘‘Nevys Section.” 

With m real idea of how the job was to be done, 
as I had lad no experience in such work and had had 
no chane to meet the members of the Editorial 
Board, Iturned to Gordon Glassco for advice and, 
on his suggestion, introduced myself to Dean MacKay. 
When I sked him for an article on the Faculty of 
Arts, I culd only explain that I had come to him 
before approaching any of the other deans chiefly 
He might have replied 
that Agrrulture also began with A, but instead he 
took pity on me and gave me the article, ‘‘McGill 
College: .liter the Faculty of Arts,” which appeared 
in the September issue in 1929. 

I was proud of that issue. The Editor left me with 
a free haid—few would have been so trusting-—and 
I took acvantage of my liberty of action to include 
more topcal material in the ‘‘News Section’’ than 
had appewed for a long time. I also used a number of 
illustratims, as the lack of pictures, to my mind, had 
been a wakness in the issues of THE News in what 
was thenthe immediate past. When I turn now to 
that old #sue in my file, it is borne in upon me that 
the changs introduced still left much to be desired, 
and I am embarrassed when I recall how smugly I 
accepted -he encouraging assurances of friends that 
my effort: had resulted in a ‘“‘News Section”’ of more 
than usud interest. 

Occasimally the Editor is asked how much time it 
takes to pepare an issue of THE NEws. Few statistics 
are availale, but here is the Editor’s time-sheet for 


because /rts began with A. 


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the December number in 1931. Idle curiosity prompted 
me to compile these figures, but at last they are useful, 
for they give an impression of the Editor’s task more 
revealing than pages of untabulated description. 


Reading and Editing Articles Used 
DEMIMETECLEC cr ete ebieteis cls 
Writing University Notes, Sports 
Summary, Graduates’ Society Re- 
port, and Other Short News Items 


2234 hours 


23% hours 
Interviews with Contributors and 
WMEhers ese... 


Btn ENG 74% hours 
Reading and Correcting Proofs... .. 


121% hours 
Preparing Illustrations and Layout. . 734 hours 


Work on Dummy for Printers...... 944 hours 


Heip-to Contributors. 0.2.00. 6..0 7 4 hours 
Hetters: In,-26; Out, 25: 
Telephone Calls: In, 69; Out, 42. 
Approximate Total of Time Em- 
DIOV.CGins coer ntnateretng cen ehers Ns 95 hours 


Every editor, of course, works on a system of his 
own, and experience tells. It may be, therefore, that 
Mr. Jones has found a way to knock a few hours off 
the figures shown above, but, knowing how conscien- 
tious his work has been and aware of the fine results 
he has obtained, I doubt if he has shaded the total 
appreciably. 

In his paper, “Twenty Years of The News,” written 
for the Summer number this year, Dr. H. E. 
MacDermot mentioned Sir Andrew Macphail’s article 
on “Our Canadian Speech,” published in Toe NEws 
in December, 1932. There is a story about that article 
which, until now, has never been told. For with no 
idea that the script had been published before, or so 


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at least one must imagine, Toronto Saturday Night 
ran the article on its ‘‘Front Page’’ on June 29, 1935, 
two and a half years after it had appeared in THE 
News. The temptation to write to Saturday Night 
and gloat a little was strong. Seldom does the Editor 
of a minor publication get a chance like that. But 
the letter that might have been sent was never written. 
For it was possible—even yet I don’t know the facts 

that the mistake was the author’s own. A joke on 
Saturday Night would be one thing; to raise a point 
that might pain an old friend was something that 
no Editor of THE McGri_ News could even consider. 


There is, of course, no end to the difficulties an 
editor can get into, even when he acts with the best 
intentions. I remember one article in my time that 
caused a peculiar stir. As submitted, it was the worst 
script I had ever seen. The author's typewriter-ribbon 
was almost dry. The letters on his machine were 
crazily out of line. He had used capitals and punctua- 
tion without much rhyme or reason. And his English, 
though scholarly in places, was eccentric to say the 
least. But the substance of his article, if one took the 
trouble to decipher it, was interesting and full of 
meat. In the way an editor sometimes will, I began 
to recast his sentences, using his own words as far as 
possible, and in a few hours there emerged a draft in 
a form that would permit the appearance of the 
article in print. Half hoping for an outraged refusal, 
I then wrote to the author to ask if he would agree to 
have the article published in the revised form. By 
return mail, I received his enthusiastic consent, and 
I was caught in a trap of my own contriving. So the 
article was published and everyone was happy, except 


INSECTS 


‘Their Habits and 


Adaptations 
by 
ARTHUR GIBSON 


Left, Dr. G. E. Tremble’s article, December, 1932; centre, Dr. Arthur Gibson’s article, June, 1932; 
right, Prof. Ramsay Traquair’s article, June, 1934. 


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the contributor’s doctor, who read the article and, 
until an explanation was forthcoming, was perplexed 
by what seemed to be his patient’s surprising gain 
in the power of coherent expression. 

Every editor has to deal with eccentrics and must 
their importunities with the least 
For often they are kindly 


learn to deny 
possible giving of offence. 
men, learned in a frustrated way, and pitifully anxious 
for the recognition which they are confident publica- 
tion of their writings would bring. Sometimes their 
belief in the power of an editor is disconcerting. There 
was one who wanted me to induce McGill to give a 
million dollars to a philosophic institution in France. 
He wasn’t pulling my leg. He had come miles to see 
me. And we grieved together when I explained I 
could not sponsor a request for a million dollars with 
any real hope of a favourable answer. 

More difficult for an editor to deal with than 
million-dollar proposals are demands for space made 
by readers with a private axe to grind, or seeking the 
welfare of some deserving organization in need of 
publicity. It is due to McGill graduates as a group, 
however, to say that attempts to make such use of the 
columns of THe News have been rare. When made, 
their real purpose has nearly always been avowed and 
there has seldom been an attempt ‘‘to put a fast one 
over.” 

For an editor, as he collects the material for his 
issues, there are always some hopes realized and others 
shattered. I still remember the pleasure when Lord 
Rutherford accepted an invitation to contribute to 
Tue News and sent the article, “Artificial Trans- 
mutation of the Elements,’ which appeared in the 
September issue in 1932. By contrast, I recall a 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


““ghost-written’’ script which reached me at about 


the same time. I had hoped for much from the 
contributor of that script and the stuff he sent was a 
great disappointment. Incidentally, his was the only 
piece of out-and-out ghost-writing that came my way. 
Even the signature was false, as J remember it, and 
the man who was the nominal author had, I believe, 
never laid eyes on what his “‘ghost’’ had written. No 
one objects if a busy man uses the services of his 
staff to help in the preparation of an article or speech, 
but he is unwise, I think, when he allows his name to 
appear on a script that is a recognizable fraud and, as 
such, harmful to his reputation. 

Of all the articles published when I was Editor, 
none gave me more pleasure than the series by Dr. 
W. B. Howell on certain benefactors of McGill— 
Strathcona, Douglas, and Macdonald—in 1931-’32. 
To edit these was a delight, which is another way of 
saying that no editing worth mentioning was required. 
Afterwards the series, to which Dr. MacDermot also 
contributed, was reprinted in booklet form by the 
Faculty of Medicine, and well it deserved to be. For 
here was masterly writing. The Strathcona script was 
longer than any THE News had ever printed, but our 
policy in this respect had always been kept elastic 
and the article was accepted without hesitation. 

Full of interest from every point of view was Colonel 
Walter C. Hyde’s fine article, ““With the Canadian 
Guns in North Russia,’ which appeared in June, 1933. 
To my mind, this tale of personal adventure was out- 
standing and, considering how little had been written 
about the work of the Canadian batteries in North 
Russia, was of real historical value. 


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Alice Vibert Douglas, MB.E., Ph.D., FRAS,., 


Dean of Women, Queen's University 
B 


HE career of Dr. 

Alice Vibert Douglas 
has been one of the most 
distinguished among uni- 
versity women in Canada, 
but her characteristic 
avoidance of all publicity 
may have left many 
McGill graduates in ig- 
norance of her exceptional 
record. As her recent 
appointment has been a 
source of much mingled 
regret and pleasure at 
McGill, it is fitting to 
write a brief outline of her 
activities since entering 
this University. 

After a brilliant school 
career, ‘‘Allie’’ Douglas 
matriculated into McGill 
in 1912 with first place 
in the school leaving ex- 
aminations. In 1915, at 
the end of her third year, 
she left to deyote herself 
to war service. At this stage the breadth of her attain- 
ments was already apparent ;not only had she captured 
honours in mathematics and physics, but her powers 
as a public speaker had been revealed strikingly on 
numerous occasions at the Royal Victoria College, 
and her prowess as an athlete had been proven by 
her achievements in basketball, and as sports cham- 
pion in 1914. 


During the war she became Chief of Women Clerks 
in the Statistical Branch, Department of Recruiting, 
War Office, London, England. Later her work ex- 
panded under the Ministry of National Service and 
included responsible duties in dealing with such 
matters as records of military and medical tribunals, 
exemptions from service, special enlistment of muni- 
tion workers and agriculturists, man power survey 
work, etc. 

Her services were reported as distinguished, and 
in 1918 the honour of M.B.E. was conferred upon her 
in recognition of the high value of her work. In 1918- 
19 she served as Registrar of the Khaki University 


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Dr. ALICE VIBERT DOUGLAS 


y 
A. NORMAN SHAW 


of Canada which func- 
tioned in England during 
the long demobilization 
period. 

1919-21 she 
returned to McGill, where 
she obtained her B.A. 
degree (1920) with the 
Anne Molson Gold Medal 


and first class honours in 


During 


Mathematicsand Physics, 
served as a demonstrator 
in the Depart- 
ment, obtained the degree 
of M.Sc., and won an 
1.0.D.E. War Memorial 
Overseas Scholarship. 

With 
she studied first under the 
direction of: Lord Ruther- 
ford at the famous Caven- 
dish Laboratory, and later 
at the Cambridge Obser- 
vatory under Sir Arthur 
Eddington. 


Physics 


this scholarship 


Notman, Montreal 


In 1925 she was for some months a research assistant 
at Yerkes Observatory, near Chicago, and in 1926 
she received the degree of Ph.D. from McGill. 

As Lecturer in Astrophysics from 1927 to date, Miss 
Douglas became a highly popular member of the Physics 
Department and during this period contributed twelve 
original technical papers to the advancement of this 
subject. As the author of over thirty popular articles, 
and the recipient of nearly 100 invitations to give 
popular addresses, she soon found that her reputation 
as a writer and lecturer had spread far beyond the 
University. 

She has been, for example, elected a member of the 
Fellowship Award Committee of the International 
Federation of University Women. She spent the past 
summer in Europe, having had the honour of being 
invited by the officers of the Federation to give a 
special public lecture at their international congress 
in Stockholm, Sweden. 

The local (Montreal) branch of the Royal Astro- 
nomical Society is primarily indebted to the organizing 

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THE McGILL NEWS 


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Sports Preview 


N THE course of last 

season, McGill won four 
of the more important 
intercollegiate titles and 
gained a sensational tie for 
a fifth. Red teams retained 
the ice hockey, water polo 
and the harrier champion- 
‘ships while the football title 
was the only new acquisi- 
tion. In basketball, McGill 
came from behind to win 
two remarkable games on 
a road-trip and thus gain a 
tie with the University of 
Western Ontario and the 
University of Toronto. 
Due to the proximity of 
final examinations no 
agreement could be reach- 
ed for a playoff. Toronto 


Intercollegiate Sports Programme 


Not Affected by War 


The war in Europe will not cause any curtailment of 
this fall’s scheduled intercollegiate athletic activities, it 
was officially announced on September § following a 
meeting of the Board of Reference of the Canadian 
Intercollegiate Athletic Union. 

The text of a statement issued by Dr. J. C. Simpson, 
of McGill University, who is President of the Union, 


follows: 


“The Board of Reference of the Canadian Intercolleg- 
tate Athletic Union recommends that, as far as possible, 
intercollegiate athletic activities be carried on normally. 
It is hoped that the regular fall activities, including senior 
intercollegiate rugby, soccer, tennis, track and field, will 
continue as usual, 

“This policy has been recommended because the Board 
of Reference feels that the continuance of organized ath- 
letics will have a beneficial effect on the morale of the 
student body and of the general public. The board feels, 
however, that, in wew of the seriousness of the present 
situation, associated activities, which often precede and 
follow athletic contests, might well be eliminated.”’ 


By 
MONTAGUE BERGER 


and boxing and wrestling, 
is similar, but prospects in 
fencing and gymnastics are 
somewhat brighter. The 
same may be said of the 
soccer outlook, while the 
English Rugby Club, which 
lost to Toronto last year, 
will field much the same 
team this fall. 

In ice hockey, the sport 
that has brought McGill 
so much fame, the loss of 
Russ McConnell. Andy 
Anton and Ronnie Perowne 
is serious. Toronto was 
very strong last year and 
Dartmouth College has 
become a real contender. 


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This season’s edition of 


scored decisively in golf, tennis, swimming, gymnas- 
tics, boxing and wrestling, while the fencing, women’s 
basketball and track were won by a narrow margin 
by the Varsity forces. 

During the 1939-40 sports season McGill will have 
to work hard to retain the championships won last 
year for graduation has seriously riddled the ranks of 
the ice hockey, water polo and football teams. As almost 
every member of last year’s basketball team is return- 
ing to college, McGill should be able to clinch the title 
it was forced to share last season. The ski team has lost 
Bob Johannsen, through graduation, but McGill has 
more than an even chance of beating Dartmouth as 
the Green will miss Dick Durrance and Howard 
Chivers, its co-captains and co-stars, and four other 
members of last winter’s first team. Despite the loss 
of twelve men, the McGill football team has many 
sound replacements who are well-versed in the Kerr 
system and who can be moulded into a team of senior 
calibré in short order. 

Last year, McGill lost the track title by a narrow 
margin. Coach Van Wagner has the knack of round- 
ing out a team that comes through for the small points 
when they count, and this season should be no ex- 
ception. McGill should retain the water polo title, 
despite the loss of several stalwarts, but strong teams 
representing Toronto and Queen’s are expected to 
offer stiff competition. Since the departure of Bob 
Murray, tennis has had a rather bleak existence at 
McGill. Unless there are some new arrivals this year 
the prospects are not good. The outlook for swimming 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


the McGill rugby football team will be a fighting 
squad. It is certain that the Redmen will be a very 
serious threat to every team in every game. In short, 
McGill’s chances of retaining the intercollegiate foot- 
ball title are good, to say the least. Despite the loss 
by graduation of twelve of last year’s players, includ- 
ing Herb Westman, Ronnie Perowne, Prestie Robb 
Jimmy Hall, Andy Anton and Bob Kenny, McGill 
still has an experienced backfield in sure-handed Russ 
Merifield, speedy and shifty Bob Keefer and Captain 
Alex Hamilton, a man endowed with a level head, 
quick wits and remarkable football sense. Hamilton 
played flying wing last year but has seen service as a 
quarterback, kicker .and forward-passer. Keefer is 
McGill’s main hope in broken-field running and has 
a great sense of timing in play formations. Merifield, 
who is entering second-year Law, can catch a ball in 
any kind of weather, and he is a steady runner and 
an efficient thrower of forward passes. 

The player who will probably fill the boots of Herb 
Westman is Perry Foster, whose long-distance kicking 
took McGill’s intermediates to the championship of 
the Senior Quebec Rugby Football Union last fall for 
the first time in many years. Foster was punting al- 
most as far as Westman, on the average, last season. 

Montreal sports columnists have stressed that the 
McGill football problem rests on two key positions— 
quarterback and snapback. Can anyone replace Ron- 
nie Perowne adequately at quarter? Perowne received 
all-star intercollegiate ranking last year and many 
rated him as the best quarterback in Eastern Canada. 


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There are three possible candidates for this important 
position—Massey Beveridge, Bill Stronach and Earl 
Smith. Beveridge was used as a utility man and sub- 
stitute quarter on the senior team last season but he 
lacks the sureness and spark of a Perowne. Smith was 
an outstanding player with the freshmen but can un- 
doubtedly use a year of seasoning with the interme- 
diates. Stronach is a fiery player of the Perowne type. 
He was with the intermediates last year but would 
have seen some service with the seniors had scholastic 
requirements not prevented it. He seemed most likely 
to make the grade when this article was written. 

The snapback problem may not be difficult to solve. 
Howie Bartram, husky middle-wing on last year’s 
team, is being groomed to fill the pest. He moves in 
quickly on plays and covers up well, and is rated as a 
fine defensive player. If he can master the rudiments 
of snapping back the ball with accuracy he will be a 
pillar of strength. At the time of writing, it was too 
early to predict how the rest of the team would line 
up, but Russel, who kicked for the freshmen last year 
and showed the ability one would expect of a relative 
of the last Jeff Russel, should develop rapidly. To- 
ward the end of the season Fred Sauder saw action 
along the line and he appears to be a strong contender 
for a line post. Chuck Smith is also a forceful lineman 
who should earn a regular place at inside wing. An- 
other problem facing Coaches Kerr, Cloghessy and 
Wigle is the outside wing position. Rarely has the 
Red team been able to draw on four such reliable 
runners and tacklers as Hall, Wilson, Jacobson and 
Drury. Kerr was able to interchange them without 
fear. Of these, Kenny Wilson is the only player likely 
to return to the University this fall. 

The prospects for the freshman football team cannot 
be gauged at this early date but Wally Markham, who 
will continue as freshman coach, has the reputation 
of being able to build strong teams. The McGill 
intermediates, this year defending the Quebec title, 
may have difficulty in repeating last year’s victory 
but many of the 1938 freshmen will find positions on 
the team. 
seconds. The famed Kerr system, used for the past 
four years and applied to all three teams, is again 
guiding McGill’s destinies. The five coaches—Kerr, 
Cloghessy, Wigle, Fletcher and Markham — work 
together with remarkable spirit and accord. This 
atmosphere, infused in all three teams, has been largely 
responsible for their fine showing. 


Buster Fletcher will again coach the 


Ci eee 


Two slim points spelled the difference between vic- 
tory and defeat for the Redmen in the track meet last 
season. This year there may be a different story to 
tell. McGill held the track laurels for seven consecu- 
tive years before relinquishing them two years ago. 
Last fall, to the surprise of many, the Red team kept 


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pace with Varsity, going into the final -elay event tied 
for the lead. A slim yard or so in that event resulted 
in defeat. While Coach Van Wagner is famed for the 
well-balanced teams he develops, last year two out- 
standing runners made their presence felt. They were 
Lloyd Cooke, of the Graduate School, who specializes 
in the longer runs and Vaughan Mason, now in second- 
year Medicine, whose forte is the sprints. While 
Mason will be back the return of Lloyd Cooke is un- 
certain. Clarrie Frankton, who captained last year’s 
team and who was three-mile champion for several 
years, has graduated, but Terry Todd, of Medicine, 
should garner some points for McGill. In the middle 
distances, Glenn Cowan, entering last year in Science, 
is a powerful force while Hubert Borsman has shown 
steady improvement. Carl Moskowitz and Haden 
Bryant, both in second-year Dentistry, are the prin- 
cipal candidates for the hurdles while Moskowitz also 
runs well in the short events. As has been the case 
for several years, McGill is still weak in the field 
events. New material must be uncovered if the Red 
team is to score many points in the pole vault, shot 


put or discus and javelin throws. 

Of course, McGill’s prospects may be improved by 
graduations at the other universities. Johnny Loaring, 
Canada’s best quartermiler, has completed his studies 
at Western Ontario while Toronto is reported to have 
suffered the loss of many of its outstanding runners. 
Bill Fritz and Jim Courtright are expected back at 
Queen’s to give the Tricolour certain points in the 
weight events and the javelin throw. In fact, with a 
little additional strength in the track events, the 
Kingston squad will be a definite contender for top 
honours. 

* * * 

In hockey, McGill faces a difficult period of recon- 
struction. Heavy losses have been sustained through 
graduation and little has been done as yet to really 
develop material coming from the younger teams. 
The championship of the International Intercollegiate 
Ice Hockey League has rested with McGill since the 
league’s inception three years ago but McGill’s rivals 
are becoming stronger each year. Among the grad- 
uates are Russ McConnell, the first undergraduate to 
win the Ken Stewart award as the most valuable 
player in the Montreal Senior Group. Also gone are 
Andy Anton, Ronnie Perowne and ‘“Ash’’ Emerson. 

The two prospects for the net-minding position 
vacated by Emerson are Warren Soper, of last yeat’s 
intermediates, and Walter Johnston, of the juniors. 
Both need experience. Timmy Dunn will be back on 
the defence along with Cammy Dickison who may be 
used on the forwacd line as well. The Maritime pair 
of Palmer and Chalmers will likely round out the 
defence. The forward lines are a more pressing diffi- 
culty for Howie Walker is the only regular forward 

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THE McGILL NEWS 


In the Realm of 
Literature 


Life and the Law 


“THe LIFE OF MR. Justice Swirt,” by E. S. Fay. 
With a Foreword by Lord Sankey. Methuen and 
Company, Limited, London. 287 pp. $3.50. 


A graduate of McGill and Cambridge Universities 
and Honorary Treasurer of The McGill Graduates’ 
Society of Great Britain, Mr. E. S. Fay has written 
four books since 1933. His first was a students’ 
text-book on legal matters, the second a fascinating 
study of old London street names, the third an 
equally entertaining account of New York, and the 
fourth, his most ambitious 
undertaking, ‘‘The Life of 
Mr. Justice Swift.” <A re- 
viewer can do no better 
than to quote the words in 
Viscount Sankey’s Fore- 
word, to wit, that Mr. Fay 
in this volume has ‘‘pro- 
duced one of the best and 
most interesting legal bio- 
graphies of recent times.” 

Mr. Fay’s biography is a 
model of literary condensa- 
tion. In dealing with a 
figure as colourful as was 
the late Mr. Justice Swift 
the temptation must have 
been great to over-drama- 
tize, to quote right and left 
arguments, summings-up, and judgments, and to give 
way to those flights of fanciful description which all 
too often mar works of like character. By shunning 
such lures for the most part, Mr. Fay has not presented 
us with an aridly factual story of Swift’s career; on 
the contrary, his character analysis is striking in its 
economic simplicity, and his marshalling of the 
numerous outstanding events of the judge’s life has 
been carried out with a fine eye for telling effect. 

The rise to judicial prominence of Rigby Swift 
would justify a biography quite apart from the sub- 
sequent causes celebres with which he was concerned 
down the years of this century. Swift was called to 
the bar very shortly after his coming of age. He 
began with his father in Liverpool. His fearlessness 
and persuasiveness as an advocate early earned him 
a large and lucrative practice, which was shortly 
transferred to London, where he soon took silk. A 
short career in Parliament was another interesting 
phase of a lively life. 

But the bulk of Mr. Fay’s book deals with Rigby 
Swift’s career on the Bench, for he was made a judge 
at the age of forty-six by Lord Birkenhead. The 
latter never had any reason to regret that appoint- 
ment. Repeating his rapid rise when an advocate, 
the new judge forged quickly to the forefront on the 
Bench. Only a few months following his promotion 


Lafayette, London 


E. STEWART Fay 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


Edited by 
DAVID M. LEGATE 


by Birkenhead, Swift presided over the celebrated 
trial of Mrs. Bamberger, a name which monopolized 
London’s “front pages” in 1920 by reason of an action 
for divorce and the lurid tales which were unfolded 
in the courts as a result. 

Another narrator might well have found it difficult 
to do what Mr. Fay has so adroitly contrived in 
connection with the many notable cases which were 
heard by Swift. Prosecuting and defending counsel 
customarily corral most of the popular attention in 
criminal trials. But, in setting down with admirable 
brevity reports of the Sinn-Fein case, the Brixton 
taxi-cab murder, the Charing Cross trunk murder, 
the Communists’ trial, the Oxford murder case, the 
Mongoose trial and others, the biographer has kept 
his immediate subject well to the fore. In each 
instance, of course, Swift well deserved the limelight, 
yet the manner in which the proportion has been 
maintained here is a signal tribute to Mr. Fay’s gifts 
as an author. 

Swift justly enjoyed a reputation as a wit,—an 
earthy sense of humour which differed in both sub- 
stance and timbre from that of his colleague, Darling. 
Mr. Fay has not missed a single opportunity to 
enliven these pages with Swiftian shafts of satire and 
fun. A whole chapter, aptly headed ‘‘Puck in Ermine”, 
has been devoted to “Swift stories.” And Swift’s 
permanent contributions to England’s law are also 
duly emphasized. 

With ‘The Life of Mr. Justice Swift”, which em- 
braces a good deal more ‘‘meat” than this notice of it 
has begun to indicate, Mr. Fay establishes himself as 
a biographer of the first class. Parenthetically, as one 
alumnus of the McGill Daily to another, it surely 
will be needless to note that such an appraisal must be 
entirely without prejudice! 

David M. Legate. 


Provincial Statistics 


“QUEBEC, 1938.” Department of Municipal Affairs, 
Trade and Commerce, Province of Quebec, Quebec. 450 
pp. Illustrated by graphs. 


“Quebec, 1938,” the statistical year book, has come 
to hand. It is the twenty-fifth volume to be issued by 
the Quebec Bureau of Statistics and provides a very 
comprehensive survey of existing economic conditions. 
Among the important additions to this volume are new 
tables on earnings of persons in the Province; and for 
the first time the book gives information concerning 
the birthplace, civil status, age, etc., of persons enjoy- 
ing the Old Age Pension, as well as a summary of the 
Act providing foc pensions for the blind. There are 
numerous charts to help the reader, too, making the 
volume an exceedingly valuable reference work for all 


and sundry. ee 
D.M. £. 


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Instructive W ork 


“CONSULTATION Room,” by Frederic Loomis, M.D. 
The Ryerson Press, Toronto. 280 pp. $2.50. 


The layman and especially the laywoman will find 
much in this book of value and interest, for here are 
explained in simple straightforward language the 
problems which confront wives and mothers in the 
most critical periods of their lives, by an author who 
draws on the experience of twenty years in the prac- 
tice of obstetrics and gynaecology. Perhaps one should 
use homelier and less technical terms with which to 
refer to this specialist’s field of labour so as to match 
the simplicity and sincerity with which he interprets 
problems faced and describes personalities encountered 
in caring for women’s physical and mental ailments, 
the delivery of their babies and the emotional reflexes 
associated with love and marriage. Much of this in- 
formation is communicated with an accompaniment 
of kindly humour, while some of the doctor’s rugged 
optimism is certain to reach and affect the reader. 

Men as well as women will be heartened by the 
astounding progress which has been made recently in 
applying fresh knowledge to the practice of surgery 
and medicine in such vitally important conditions as 
childbirth, the menopause, sterility and cancer, and 
by the ever-broadening discoveries of the functions of 
insulin and the secretions from the ductless glands, all 
of which are described. Almost any reader will find 
profit and enjoyment in these pages. 


Great W ar Years 


“Tre War BEHIND THE War, 1914-1918: A History 
OF THE POLITICAL AND Crvit FRonts,” by Frank P. 
Chambers. The Ryerson Press, Toronto. 620 pp. $4.75. 


GBS, 


This is a remarkable book. Written avocationally 
by the Assistant Professor of Architecture at McGill, 
it takes rank at once among the best studies of the 
Great War years that Canada has produced, whether 
or not one accepts unreservedly the publishers’ state- 
ment that nothing like it in any language has pre- 
viously been attempted. As stated in the preface, the 
book is a history of political 
affairs and of social and 
economic conditions in the 
belligerent countries, is 
concerned with the fortunes 
of the civil population, with 
war-time forms of govern- 
ment and state control, 
with labour, industry, and 
agriculture, man-power, 
raw materials, and food 
supply, with public opin- 
ion, war aims, and morale, 
with political crises and 
rivalries, diplomatic asides 
and peace manoeuvres. In 
other words, as the preface 
continues, it complements 
the purely military histories 
and those abundant political histories which end where 
the War began or begin where the War ended. 

Of the many books on the Great War published in 
recent years, none has persuaded me more than this 


Blank & Stoller 
FRANK P, CHAMBERS 


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that it is at last becoming possible to treat the event- 
ful days of 1914-1918 from the standpoint of history. 
In Professor Chambers’s writing the last trace of 
polemics has disappeared; and the bibliography listed 
reveals how vast a literature of the War is now at an 
histocian’s disposal. For this book, unusually com- 
prehensive as it is, such a library was clearly needed. 
To me, the chapters on the Russia of the Tsar, on the 
Germany of Wilhelm II, on the Ottoman Empire of 
the Young Turks, and on the America of Wilson are 
outstanding. The author, however, has the gift of 
trenchant writing throughout and knows how to pre- 
sent a complex problem in the clearest terms, a know- 
ledge that any historian might envy and all readers 
will acclaim. ‘Confusion is of the essence of history 
as it is lived,’ he writes, “and that confusion must 
sometimes be transcribed into history as it is written,” 
which is true, but in this book confusion has been 
avoided in a remarkable degtee. 

To indicate the variety of the subjects discussed, 
consider the following, chosen almost at random from 
the sub-headings of the twenty-six chapters into which 
the book is divided: The opening campaigns, Viviani’s 
ministries, the Armenian deportations, Rasputin at 
Tsarskoe Selo, beleaguered Germany, the sinking of 
the ‘Lusitania,’ conscription in Britain, the Irish 
rebellion, the Arab revolt, the Venezelist revolt, the 
Vatican’s diplomacy, Socialist discontent in Italy, 
Prussian suffrage reform, the mobilization of the 
A.#.F., the treaty of Brest-Litovsk, the Polish ques- 
tion, enemy propaganda, the collapse of Germany. 

In the circumstances of today no single point made 
by Professor Chambers is more relevant, perhaps, 
than his emphasis upon the belief in the justice of 
their causes with which the troops of the nations 
marched to war in 1914. ‘‘All the belligerent nations,” 
he writes, ‘and Germany among them, believed — 
earnestly, passionately, fanatically believed — that 
they were fighting a war of defence; and all the bel- 
ligerent nations poured out vials of lust and hatred 
which sober judgment finds hard to reconcile with 
their professions.’’ One wonders if the nations are to 
repeat this process in 1939. 

To anyone accustomed to think of the War largely 
in terms of the clash of armies and navies on land and 
sea, the brief descriptions of battles and engagements 
in this book are sometimes disconcerting. Particularly 
in 1918, it seems that the Allied military power is 
given a shade less credit for the collapse of Germany 
than is its due. But the impression is more illusory 
than real and derives from the nature of the book, in 
which military operations are necessarily subordin- 
ated to the principal theme. For even in military 
matters, Professor Chambers’s book shows every proof 
of careful work, and nowhere is it marred by conde- 
scension or that disdainful ignorance of military fact 
which has weakened so many war-time biographies 
and political histories. 

The soundness of the author’s judgment in military 
matters is shown by his comment on the Battles of 
the Somme. ‘‘That engagement,” he writes, “however 
costly and futile it may have seemed at the time, yet 
put a strain upon the resistance of Germany from 
which she never properly recovered. The great mili- 
tary trials of 1916, the attack on Verdun, the Brusilov 
offensive, the intervention of Rumania bled the will 
and soul of military Germany less than did the fire of 
the British batteries at Mametz and Thiepval.’’ This 


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Sir Douglas Haig always knew—he said as much in 
his Somme despatches—but his words were mocked, 
by Churchill and Lloyd George among others, with a 
bitterness that hardly knew restraint, and only the 
emergence of German data after many years has 
shown how completely the mockery was unjustified. 

Undoubtedly the strangest omission in the book is 
the lack of chapters dealing with the Overseas Dom- 
inions. Professor Chambers mentions the omission in 
his preface, but it is hard to accept his explanation 
that, in regard to certain matters, the Overseas Empire 
included, the facts were too difficult to obtain. He 
shows too great an ability in historical research for 
this explanation to be convincing. My own hope, 
_ however unfounded, is that a second book is planned. 
If it should be so and the book equals ‘‘The War 
Behind the War,” there will be a contribution of im- 
pressive value to Empire history. 

TS Cai 


France and Finance 


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THE FRENCH FRANC AND THE GOLD STANDARD,” by 
Philip F. Vineberg. (Revised Edition.) Guy Drummond 
Fellowship Trust, McGill University. 114 pp. $1.00. 


This little book is a revised edition of an earlier 
work written in 1936 and is one of a series of economic 
studies published under the auspices of the Guy 
Drummond Fellowship Trust of McGill University. 
Mr. Vineberg has made a close study of his subject 
with the added advantage of & sojourn in France 
where he had access to official sources of information 
not readily obtainable elsewhere. 

In this book, the author tells the story of war-time 
finance in France and of the depreciation of the French 
franc up to 1926 when Raymond Poincaré became 
Prime Minister of the Republic. From then on he 
details the problems of stabilization of the franc which 
had to be faced, and describes the choice of a new 
parity and the period of expansion which followed 
stabilization. A great deal of attention is given to the 
period since the fall of the pound sterling in 1931 and 
the subsequent impact on the French economy. Mr. 
Vineberg has a clear understanding of the disequilib- 
rium in French prices and in the economic system 
generally which ensued, and in his earlier edition he 
foresaw an eventual devaluation of the franc as the 
only solution of France’s problems. This, of course, 
took place very soon afterwards. 

The author traces carefully the critical periods 
since 1936 through which the franc has passed. He 
leaves no doubt in the mind of the reader that de- 
valuation was the only possible escape from the 
troubles which had beset the country and he also has 
some definite opinions on the future of the gold 
standard. While intimating that gold will always 
provide a store of value, Mr. Vineberg is inclined to 
believe that the full gold standard which operated 
prior to the Great War and during the late ’twenties 
will not be restored in today’s world of economic 
nationalism. Few economists will quarrel with this 
statement; the author rightly suggests, however, that 
many problems must be solved before a_ suitable 
alternative monetary standard is devised. Professor 
Stephen Leacock has contributed a preface which is 
reprinted in the second edition of this highly inform- 
ative volume. 

1nd MEK Ce 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


Tales of Habitants 


“THE HABITANT MERCHANT,” by J. E. Le Rossignol. 
The Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto. 258 pp. 
$3.00. 

Professor Le Rossignol, a graduate of McGill, well- 
known as an eminent psychologist and educator, who 
is presently Dean of the College of Business Adminis- 
tration at the University of Nebraska, is perhaps 
equally noted as a raconteur of French-Canadian 
folklore and as a keen student of habitant life in the 
Province of Quebec. He already has written several 
well-liked books dealing 
with the simple every-day 
life of these people, among 
them ‘The Flying Canoe” 
and “The Beauport Road,” 
and the present work con- 
tinues to show his wide 
knowledge and sympathe- 
tic understanding of them. 

“The Habitant Mer- 
chant” is a collection of 
sixteen short stories dealing 
chiefly with the life and 
activities of one Jovite 
Laberge, a gruff but kind- 
hearted former habitant, 
now a merchant of Quebec, 
who cannot forget his old 
ways or become a modern 
merchant, but who with his shrewd insight into the 
psychology of his former’ friends, his ability to drive 
a hard bargain, and his indefatigable energy, manages 
to prosper greatly. 

Edouard Marceau, a commercial traveller from 
Montreal, serves as a foil for Jovite Laberge and 
when attempting to sell dry-goods to him must listen 
patiently to his stories, flatter his vanity, humour and 
cajole him, finally receiving his reward in the form of 
a large order. As Jovite reminisces about old times 
we see the interconnecting threads of family relation- 
ships which can be found in any small village in the 
Province and we trace whole families through several 
generations, each story being separate yet connected 
with the others by these ties, the locale of each being 
in the Cote de Beaupré near Quebec City. 

The author creates living characters the like of 
which can be found anywhere throughout the Province 
—the devout curé, the aged patriarch, the carefree 
coureur du bois, the hard-working farmer, the simple 
village girls—all may be found in the pages of this 
book. He shows us their life in all its phases—the 
market day at Quebec, the hay-gathering, the sale of 
property outside the village church, the great soirée, 
the New Year’s celebrations. We see his characters 
make love, grow old and die. Succeeding generations 
carry on the family feuds of their ancestors, young 
adventurers leave the village to make their fortune in 
the outside world, strangers come to live and die in 
the village and their descendants become part and 
parcel of the local life, which nevertheless rolls on, 
never changing, centred in the Church and the family, 
twin bulwarks of stability and piety. 

All the stories are written in a simple, unaffected 
style with flashes of genuine humour, which make 
them highly readable and prevent them from becom- 
ing monotonous as they otherwise well might, due to 


Montreal Star 


J. E. Le RossiGNo. 


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the lack of variety of the subject matter. The book 
has considerable value as a true documentation of 
French-Canadian life, and as such should be of par- 
ticular interest to all Canadians and to any one else 
interested in the customs and habits of our habitant 
friends. 

It is well illustrated by B. Cogill Haworth, the 
drawings being thoroughly appropriate to the simpli- 
city of the text. 


Aaa VE W. 


Background for Today 


“REVOLUTIONS AND DicratorsHips,” by Hans Kohn. 
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. 1939. 
xti+437 pp. Bibliography. $3.50. 


In Professor Kohn’s book several arresting and 
scholarly essays treating factors of the present world 
situation have been culled from recent publications, 
and they make reading to be welcomed by those who 
realize their need for a compact, authoritative and 
readable volume to help lighten the darkness of 1939. 
It ends with an expert selection of very recent books 
on subjects covered in its pages. 

The title, “‘Revolutions and Dictatorships,” gives 
its author freedom to present conclusions on topics 
which, though interrelated, are diverse in time and 
place. He first presents our civilization’s background 
in three essays: ‘‘Messianism,” the dear and ancient 
hope for a hero-redeemer, based on “a universal in- 
grained longing in humanity for a world free from 
imperfection and suffering’; ‘Napoleon and the New 
Europe,” which treats the historical influence of 
Napoleon, termed “‘an anticipation of the legend of 
the superman” during the last century when forces 
arose “leading towards Fascism . . . which began with 
Napoleon towering like an immense portent of the 
future”; and “Nationalism,” a direct outgrowth of the 
French Revolution, following which ‘‘the seeds of 
nationalism spread over the continent from Spain to 
Russia, from Norway to Greece.” 

Under the second major heading, ‘‘Twentieth Cen- 
tury Europe,” are listed half a dozen essays, each 
meriting a fairly copious comment. One, in particular, 
“Communist and Fascist Dictatorship: A Compara- 
tive Study,” is an unusually fair and succinct appraisal 
of major significance. 

Eighty pages are next given to ‘‘A New Near East,”’ 
which the writer knows well from prolonged travel and 
study. Here, in three or four hours’ reading, we learn 
surprising things about Turkey since a revolution 
which many of us have scarcely realized; of ‘“The 
Revolution in the Desert,’’ which has lately welded 
the peoples of the Arabian Peninsula into a nation, 
and about ‘‘Zionism,’’ the established endeavour to 
realize the longing of the Jewish race for its old home- 
land. 

“The Totalitarian Crisis,’ which concludes the 
book, is written with the intensity of a fine editorialist 
rather than the respectable detachment sometimes 
attributed to historians. Professor Kohn’s is just 
“one voice born out of and reflecting the time,” but 
it compels our heeding: 

“Tt is in the hands of the peoples of the United 
States, of Great Britain and of France, to save peace 
and democracy. The smaller nations now trembling 
for their survival, the Australians and the Dutch, the 


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Scandinavians and the Swiss, the Southern Slavs and 
he Turks, will gladly follow in their lead. A new hope 
will animate mankind, filling the hearts not only of 
men of the free nations, but also of all the many Ita- 
ians and Germans who have not ceased to pray that 
he Fascist prediction of the incurable decay, pusilan- 
imity, and egotism of democracy will be proved untrue. 
They know that Fascism is a colossus on feet of clay, 
hat it lives and thrives on the lack of intellectual 
sanity and moral integrity in the democracies, that 
he issue is not one of armaments and resources, but 
one of throwing off cherished prejudices, of a cour- 
ageous effort to face new and unexpected realities, of 
the determination to sacrifice for one’s own ideals 
when they are challenged or threatened. Fascism 
owes its victories to men like Chamberlain, Flandin, 
Bonnet, and Stoyadinovich, to all the liberal propa- 
gandists for the National Socialist Germany who 
pretend to see in the present totalitarian crisis nothing 
but a fight between two imperialisms, a young buc- 
caneer and a retired and now well-behaved pirate. 
They obscure deliberately all the moral issues, they 
preach a facile optimism and a living faith in the 
words and promises of Hitler and Mussolini, they call 
every true analysis of Fascist aims war-mongering or 
incitement to hate. They, and not Facism or Com- 
munism, are the grave-diggers of democracy.” 


Mary McPhail. 


History and Hysteria 


“Tins DECLINE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE,’ 
by Robert Briffault. Simon & Shuster, New York. 
264 pp. $2.50. 


Here we have an attack on the British Empire, 
written by an Anglo-New Zealander, with vigour and 
ample spleen. No one reading the book can doubt 
where Mr. Briffault stands. He dislikes the Empire. 
He dislikes its people. He particularly dislikes the 
English. Above all, he dislikes those who wear an 
“old school tie.’”” To him, the British Prime Minister 
is the ‘‘Right Dishonourable Neville Chamberlain.” 
He uses this term again and again. “The Right 
Dishonourable,’’he says, describing Mr. Chamberlain’s 
post-Munich speech in the House of Commons, 
“buried his face in his hands dripping with the blood 
of Spanish women and children and further soiled by 
contact with those of his assassin friends.” 

From this and a host of similar genialities, one 
gathers that Mr. Briffault is not a Conservative. 
However much one may dislike leaping to conclusions, 
one is forced to believe that he leans at least a trifle 
to the left. Confirmation of this is found in his dislike 
of British religion. He dislikes even the word “‘religion”’ 
and has coined a word, ‘“‘Goddery,” which, like the 
“Right Dishonourable,’’ he uses over and over, to 
make sure that his dislike is known. 

As an attack on all things British—‘‘all things”’ is 
the right term, for there is nothing living or dead, 
past or present, spiritual or temporal, in Britain or 
British history that Mr. Briffault admires—the book 
is weak, notwithstanding sensational advertising to 
the contrary. Any serious purpose the author may 
have had is defeated by his wild exaggerations. But 
a psychiatrist, studying the mind of Mr. Briffault, 
might find the book of value. That the author has a 
good mind, the quality of the writing suggests. His 


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knowledge of British history is more than superficial. 
That his hatred of the Empire is an obsession, the 
more acute among his readers will suspect and, not 
uncharitably, will deplore. 

R. C. Fetherstonhaugh. 


“Exchanges”. 


The July issue of ‘‘The University of Toronto Quar- 
terly’’ contains a wide variety of material from the 
pens of prominent Canadian writers, including Herbert 
L. Stewart, Pelham Edgar, Watson Kirkconnell and 
A. S. P. Woodhouse. Dr. Stewart considers the ‘‘un- 
expurgated”’ version of Hitlet’s ‘‘Mein Kampf,” while 
Pelham Edgar has an interesting essay on literary 
criticism in Canada. A great deal of what the author 
has to say about the state of criticism in the Dominion 
is valid, but one wonders why in the section on quar- 
terlies, no mention is made of THe McGiLtt News, 
which, among other things, reviews ‘‘The University 
of Toronto Quarterly,” to which Dr. Edgar has con- 
tributed. 


Books Received 


30 ARPENTS,” by Ringuet. La Librarie Ernest Flam- 
marion, Paris, France. 292 pp. 20 francs. 


“ON UNDERSTANDING Puysics,” by W. H. Watson, 
Assistant Professor of Physics, McGill University. The 
Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto. 141 pp. $2.25. 


“THE ADMINISTRATION OF PARIS AND MONTREAL,” by 
Alfred John Pick. Guy Drummond Fellowship Trust, 
McGull University. 201 pp. $1.00. 


Election of Officers of Graduates’ Society 


AN a result of the election which was carried out from 

April 30, when a ballot was mailed to each mem- 
ber of the Society, until the close of the poll on June 30, 
an announcement 
has been authorized 
by the members of 
the Executive Com- 
mittee that the fol- 
lowing officers have 
been elected: 

Hon. Mr. Justice 
C. G. Mackinnon, 
BA; ’00;-B:C.1L"03, 
of Montreal, as re- 
presentative of The 
Graduates’ Society 
on the Board of 
Governors for a 
three-year term 
from September 1; 

E. G. McCracken, 
B.Sc.’24, of Toronto, 
as Second Vice- 
President for a two- 
year term; 

Wm. F. Macklaier, 
B.C.L. ’23, of Mont- 
real, as Honorary Secretary, for a two-year term; 


Eee 
Hon. Mr. Justice C. 


x. MACKINNON 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


Eric A. Leslie, B.Sc. ’16, of Montreal, as Honorary 
Treasurer, for a two-year term; : 

J. Keith Gordon, B.A.’16,M.D.C.M.’20,F.R.C.P.(C), 
and A. B. McEwen, B.Sc. ’12, both of Montreal, 
as members of the Executive Committee for two- 
year terms. 


R.C. Fetherstonhaugh Elected 
Honorary Member of Society 


R C. FETHERSTONHAUGH, former Editor of 
* THE McGILi News, whose retirement as Chair- 
man of the Editorial Board of this magazine is an- 
nounced elsewhere in this 
issue, was elected as the 
fourth honorary member of 
The Graduates’ Society of 
McGill University on June 
20. Others who have been 
thus honoured are Lord 
Tweedsmuir, Sir Edward 
Beatty and L. W. Douglas, 
retiring Principal of the 
University. The resolution 
of the Executive Commit- 
tee, moved by H. B. Mc- 
Lean, seconded by W. G. 
Hanson, and unanimously 
adopted, follows: 
“That Mr. R. C. Fether- 
stonhaugh be elected an 
Honorary Member of The 
Graduates’ Society to mark the Society’s appreciation 
of his valuable work for it and the University during 
the past ten years, at first as Editor of THE McGiLy 
News and latterly as Chairman of its Editorial Board, 
during which time it has been noticed by its many 
readers that THE News has shown a continuous im- 
provement, due largely to the interest and ability 
shown and the sustained efforts made by Mr. Fether- 
stonhaugh.”’ 


ews 


ciated Screen ] 


R. C, FETHERSTONHAUGH 


Dr. Kiang Kang-hu Revisits McGill 


Dr. Kiang Kang-hu, formerly head of the now- 
defunct Department of Chinese Studies at McGill 
University, returned to Montreal recently on a visit 
from his war-torn homeland. Dr. Kiang addressed 
several meetings during his visit and was entertained 
by members of the Montreal Chinese colony. For the 
past two years Dr. Kiang has been lecturing ‘‘on 
cultural subjects only” in Szechwan, Yuan, Kwangsi 
and Kwantung provinces in South China, and in The 
Netherlands East Indies and the Straits Settlements. 


McGill Co-eds Taller, Heavier, Healthier 


Taller, heavier and healthier-—young women are 
sixteen per cent. ‘“‘physically fitter’? than they were 
thirty-five years ago, according to measurement rec- 
ords and tests of students attending McGill University 
since 1904. Only 25.8 per cent. of the women students 
in 1904 were classed as being fit for all forms of physical 
exercise while of last session’s enrollment, 96.1 were 
declared fit, the records show. The Miss of 1904, who 
was 62.7 inches tall and weighed 119 pounds, has given 
way to Miss 1939—63.9 inches tall and weighing 125 
pounds. 


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News and Notes About the Branches 
Of The Graduates Society 


McGill Society of Ontario 


The sixth annual summer meeting and dinner of the 
McGill Society of Ontario was held at the Westmount 
Golf and Country Club, Kitchener, Ont., on June 16. 
As usual, the gathering took the form of a golf tour- 
nament followed by an evening spent around the 
festive board. In addition to many graduates from 
central Ontario, those attending included Dr. Stephen 
Leacock, Honorary President, Stephen Leacock, Jr., 
Professor Rene du Roure, Hugh Crombie, President 
of the Parent Society, and Gordon Glassco, Executive 
Secretary. The speakers included Dr. Leacock, Mr. 
Crombie and E. G. McCracken, Honorary Secretary 
of the Society. 

Those in attendance were: 

J. L. Balleny, Toronto, ’25; G. A. Bell, Toronto, ’29; I. W. 
Beverly, Winnipeg, ’18; G. Bishop, Toronto, 723; A. W. Boos, 
Kitchener, ’27: H. L. Burrow, Toronto, ’15; J. N. Calder, Brant- 
ford, 718; R. J. Cameron, Toronto, 127; B. W. Chave, Toronto, 
724: F. C. Clare, Preston, 123. R. B. Cowan, Toronto, ’26; Ray 
W. Cramer, Guelph, ’20; Hugh Crombie, Montreal, 718; J. H. 
Currier, Preston, ’23; James P. McD. D’Costigan, Toronto, ’26; 
H. E. G. Dupuy, Galt, ’38; Prof. Rene du Roure, Montreal; J. S. 
Farquharson, Toronto, 22: C. O. Flemming, Toronto, ’24; W. 
D. Fowler, Toronto, 715; H. E. Gardiner, Windsor, 714; G. B. 
Glassco, Montreal, 705; Sanford Granger, London, 729; J. .C. 
Grier, Guelph, 719; P. N. Gross, Toronto, 26; Bedell Hamilton, 
London, ’29; C. H. Harding, Kitchener, ’14; G. W. Hatfield, 
Toronto, ’31; P. R. Hilborn, Preston, ’09; Gordon F. Jackson, 
Toronto, ’01; Ken Joseph, Toronto, 13; G. W. H. Kohl, Guelph, 
10; H. I. Kirkpatrick, Toronto, ’20; George F. Laing, Windsor, 
15. Dr. Stephen Leacock, Orillia; Stephen Leacock, Jr., Orillia; 
A. Lister, Toronto, ’26; J. W. Little, Toronto, 27; H. A. Lumsden, 
Hamilton, 712; C. R. McCarville, Waterloo, 19; R. J. McCromick, 
Galt; D. U. McGregor, Hamilton, ’24; Hugh D. McGregor, 
Hamilton, ’°34; Hugh B. MacMahon, London, 122; Howard S. 
Matthews, Guelph, ’23; E. M. Milne, Burlington, ’25; F. Moseley, 
Hamilton; G. H. Munro, Peterborough, ’24; F. Munroe, Paris, 
13: W. P. Murphy; A. Olmstead, Hamilton, 29; Russell Payton‘ 
Toronto, ’32; C. G. Power, Preston, 737; W. M. Prudham, 
Kitchener, ’25; L. M. Reid, Simcoe, 725: Lorne Robertson, Strat- 
ford, 701; J. H. Schofield, Kitchener, ’16; J. E. Frowde Seagram, 
Waterloo, ’25; J. K. Sims, Kitchener, 727; Bert S. Sleeman, 
Guelph, ’24; Clive Snyder, Kitchener, 122: A. D. Starke, Hamil- 
ton, ’24; E. P. Taylor, Toronto, ’22; John H. Taylor, Hamilton, 
35. E. H. Terrance, Toronto, ’23; E. J. Webster, Montreal; J. 
G. Wheaton, Toronto, ’25; G. A. Woollcombe, Toronto, 725; 
W. Wyse, Toronto, ’24. 


Quebec Branch 


An informal dinner was held by the Quebec Branch 
of The Graduates’ Society of McGill University at 
the Garrison Club, on April 28. The President, Dr. 
R. C. Hastings presided. Among those present were: 
A. W. Ahearn, Paul Audet, Godfrey Brown, Dr. W. 
LeM. Carter, G. H. Cartwright, Dr. Cohen, Dr. E. B. 
Convery, F. L. DeHaitre, Dr. W. H. Delaney, T. C. 
Denis, Bertrand Denis, R. Dupuis, Dr. J. M. Elliot, 
R. G. Ford, G. Fraser, E. D. Gray-Donald, Dr. Jules 
Hamel, H. E. Huestis, C. D. Johnston, H. A. Johns- 
ton, Major H. C. Kirby, E. H. Knight, Dr. Remy 
Langlois, R. B. McDunnough, H. C. G. Mariotti, 
J. P. Martin, J. O'Halloran, Dr. G. W. Parmelee, 
Burrough Pelletier, A. G. Penny, F. A. Price, R. H. 


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Price, W. R. G. Ray, R. G. Ray, D. Rhodes, J. W. 
Rooney, Dr. J. C. Rothwell, J. F. Ross, Leo Roy, C. 
Ste-Marie, Mr. Justice Alfred Savard, A. A. Scott, 
Ven. Archdeacon F. G. Scott, A. F. Sissons, Carl 


Whyte, E. C. Woodley. 


Ottawa Valley Graduates’ Society 


McGill of 98 shook hands with McGill of ’38 at a 
garden party held at the Dominion Experimental 
Farm by the Ottawa Valley Graduates’ Society of 
McGill University on June 13. The guests were 
received by G. Harold Burland, President of the 
Society, and Mrs. Burland; and Dr. Lorne Gardner, 
Vice-President, and Mrs. Gardner. 

Established fifty years ago, the Society is the oldest 
McGill graduate club in existence. It counts among 
its members Dr. H. B. Small, who graduated from 
McGill in 1884; Dr. T. H. Leggett, who graduated in 
1901 and Dr. G. S. MacCarthy, who obtained his 
degree in 1898. 

The many guests were shown about the Farm by 
Miss Isabelia Preston and R. W. Oliver, members of 
the staff of the Experimental Farm. The committee 
in charge of the event included R. C. Berry, G. H. 
McCallum and C. R. Westland. 

Refreshments were served in a marquee decorated 
in the McGill colours of red and white. Blue iris, 
tulips and other summer flowers were also used. 


McGill Society of Great Britain 


About twenty-five members of the McGill Society 
of Great Britain attended a sherry party, as guests of 
Sir Henry Brittain, in Athenaeum Court, Piccadilly, 
on July 18. Among the visiting graduates from Canada 
was W. E.’ Gladstone Murray, General Manager of the 
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 


Alumnae Honour Mrs. Grant 


Mrs. W. L. Grant, Warden of the Royal Victoria 
College, was entertained by Vancouver members of 
the McGill Women’s Graduate Society at an informal 
luncheon in the Stanley Park Pavilion in July. The 
President, Mrs. Basil Porritt, received the guests, and 
Mrs. G. S. Raphael poured coffee. Mrs. Grant, 
speaking informally, explained the “‘warden’s jewels” 
she wore. Guests included Miss Mary MacKenzie, 
Assistant Warden; Mrs. S. J. Crocker, Mrs. Clarence 
Ryan, Mrs. T. E. Price, Mrs. W. K. Beech, Miss 
Barbara Robertson, Miss Edith Paterson, Miss Olive 
Cousins, Mrs. S. Morton, Mrs. J. W. Southin, Miss 
K. Macdiarmid, Mrs. Ledingham, Miss D. Mawdsley, 
Miss Margaret McNiven, Mrs. Lane, Mrs. Neville- 
Smith, Miss Lucy Howell, Miss Cora Breshant, Miss 
Kate McQueen and Mrs. H. P. Wickwire. 


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FOUNDER’S DAY DINNER 
MOUNT ROYAL HOTEL BALLROOM (remot ores) 


The Chancellor, Sir Edward Beatty, and the Principal, Dr. L. W. Douglas, 


have been invited to speak to the Graduates on McGill affairs. 


MONTREAL BRANCH 


GRADUATES’ SOCIETY of McGILL UNIVERSITY 


Vancouver and District Branch 


A special dinner meeting was held under the auspices 
of the Vancouver and District Branch of The Grad- 
uates’ Society on August 31 in honour of Sir Edward 
Beatty, Chancellor of the University, who delivered 
an address on McGill affairs. Dr. C. E. Covernton, 
President of the Branch, introduced Sir Edward, and 
the vote of thanks was proposed by Dr.*R. E. Mc- 
Kechnie, Honorary President. 


Dr. Covernton announced that the annual meeting 
of the Branch would be held on October 4 and asked 
the members to co-operate with the Society by paying 
their fees. Jim Robertson, Dr. Joseph Bilodeau, 
Gordon Raphael, J. B. Parham and A. C. Gill contri- 
buted several vocal selections to the programme. 

Present at the dinner were: 


E. D. Alexander, Dr. J. W. Arbuckle, Dr. Ian Balmer, A. W. 
Bickle, Dr. J. P. Bilodeau, H. H. Boucher, H. M. Boyce, 
F. W. Brydone-Jack, Dr. Glen Campbell, Dr. H. H. Cheney, 
Dr. C. E. Covernton, Dr. K. L. Craig, S. J. Crocker, Dr. Edwin 
Curtis, Dr. T. Dalrymple, Dr. H. A. DesBrisay, Dr. O. De Muth, 
Dr. Robert Elder, G. S. Eldridge, E. H. Elliott, Dr. A. Maxwell 
Evans, John N. Finlayson, Dr. D. D. Freeze, Dr. A. C. G. Frost, 
A. C. Gill, Dr. J. A. Gillespie, B. D. Gillies, Dr. G. S. Gordon, 
H. J. Hammond, D. G. Harrison, A. L. Hunt, Dr. A. W. Hunter, 
T. M. Jones, Dr. R. G. Lawrence, Lavell H. Leeson, R. E. Legg, 
Herbert M. Lloyd, K. Y. Lochhead, Dr. Arthur Lynch, J. E. 
Malkin, Dr. A. B. Manson, Dr. Colin McDiarmid, E. H. Me- 
Ewen, H. H. McIntosh, Robt. E. McKechnie, Wm. D. McLeod, 
Robert S. O’Meara, T. E. Price, Dr. R. A. Palmer, J. B. Palmer, 
G. S. Raphael, Dr. J. Robertson, John Shallcross, Leon Shelly, 
Wm. Smaill, W. W. Southam, W. H. Sutherland, Dr. M. W. 
Thomas, Dr. A. E. Trites, J. M. Turnbull, G. M. Warren, 
John A. Wickson, Blake M. Wilson, Dr. J. W. Wilson, Ross 
Wilson, Dr. J. D. Whitbread, Dr. H. White. 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


Six Guggenheim Memorial Fellowships 
To Be Open Annually to Canadians 


Announcement was made recently that the Fellow- 
ships of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial 
Foundation have been extended to Canada and New- 
foundland. These Fellowships were established in 
1925 by former United States Senator and Mrs. Simon 
Guggenheim, in memory of a son, John Simon Guggen- 
heim. In future, six stipends, normally fixed at $2,500 
a year, will be awarded annually to assist scholars 
and artists from Canada and Newfoundland to come 
to the United States to do research and creative work 
in their various fields. 

The Foundation awards an average of sixty Fellow- 
ships each year to citizens and permanent residents of 
the United States and, on the same ratio of Fellows 
to the total population of the country, contemplates 
awarding approximately six Fellowships in Canada 
and Newfoundland annually. Applications will be due 
at the office of the Foundation, 551 Fifth Avenue, New 
York City, on or before October 15 of each year and 
the Fellowships will be awarded the following March. 

Under a clause authorizing the appointment to 
Fellowships of ‘‘permanent residents” of the United 
States, eleven scholars of Canadian origin have al- 
ready been the recipients of Guggenheim awards. 
Two others obtained their education in Canada. Four 
of these were McGill graduates. Their names follow: 

Dr. Sydney William Britton, born in England, now 
Professor of Physiology in the University of Virginia, 
who obtained the B.Sc., M.D. and C.M. degrees from 
McGill University and for two years was an instructor 
in physiology there. 


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Photograph by Highlight Pictures, Montreal 


On the 25th anniversary of their graduation, over half of the members of the Class of 1914 gathered in Montreal to hold a 


reution and attend the annual convention of the Canadian Medical Association. 


The picture above, taken at the reunion dinner 


helc in the Mount Royal Hotel on June 22, shows, from left to right: Back row, Drs. E. B. Convery, Quebec; G. C. Melhado and 


Chales T. Lundon, Montreal; Thomas J. Luby, Hartford, Conn.; 


Mas.; G. A. Fleet, A. E. Lundon and J 


visitor; A. F. MacIntosh, Perth, N.B.; A. E. King, Watertown, 
C. Wickham, Montreal; F. L. Phelps, Ste. Agathe, Que.; F. 


E. Coy, Invermere, B.C.; 


H. >. Bayne, Sherbrooke, Que.; and W. W. Ruddick, Montreal. Middle row, W. G. Dalpé, C. R. Joyce, A. B. Illievitz, R. Cameron 
Steyart, Montreal; Harry Dover, Ottawa; L. H. Roberts, Shawinigan Falls, Que.; D. L. Mendel and E. H. Mason, Montreal; M. J. 
Sprule, Cornwall, Ont.; D. E. H. Cleveland, Vancouver. Front row, 1. B. Hirshberg, Alan F. Argue, C. D. Robbins and Albert 


Ros, Montreal. 


Dr. Roberts, President of the Class, presided at the reunion dinner which was organized by the following committee: Dr. Fleet, 
Charman; Dr. Argue, Secretary, and Drs. A. E. Lundon, Ross and Joyce. 


Dr. Leon Joseph Edel, a Fellow, now on the staff of 
TheCanadian Press in New York City, who obtained 
the B.A. and M.A. degrees from McGill University 
and for four years held a Province of Quebec Travel- 
ling Scholarship in Paris. Dr. Edel was formerly on 
the staffs of The Montreal Daily Star and The Montreal 
Daiy Herald, and was a Lecturer at Sir George 
Wiliams College, Montreal, for two years. 

Lr. Vera Brown Holmes, Professor of History in 
Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, granted 
a Fillowship for a study of the relations of England 
andSpain as colonial powers in the 18th century, was 
bor: in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and was edu- 
cated at McGill University.. She is the wife of Dr. 
J. F. A. Holmes, of Dalhousie University. 

Lr. Otto Klineberg, Assistant Professor of Psychol- 
ogyin Columbia University. New York City, who, as 
a Fdlow, made a study of emotional expression among 
the Chinese. Dr. Klineberg was born in Quebec and 
holcs the A.B. and M.D. degrees from McGill Uni- 
verdty. 


Dr.T. W. L. MacDermot Discusses 
Mariculation Requirements 


Sneaking before this year’s meeting of the Univer- 
sitis Conference in Montreal, Dr. T. W. L. Mac- 
Demot, Principal of Upper Canada College, Toronto, 


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and an ex-Editor of THe McGitt News, expressed 
the views of the Headmasters’ Association on Can- 
dian matriculation requirements and examinations. 

Summarizing his remarks, Dr. MacDermot con- 
cluded his speech by saying: 

“We in the private schools are bound on the same 
errand as the universities, though in its earlier stages 
we find that our efforts to carry out our share of the 
task are hampered by antiquated syllabuses, poor type 
of examination, a cast-iron dictation of the text book, 
and a barbarous system of credits, in place of a stan- 
dard of education. Men and women in and out of the 
universities assure us of their own agreement with 
this criticism. And from our own point of view we 
have definite proposals to make. But we know that 
our side of the matter is only a part of one side; we 
feel that there is urgent need for action as soon as 
possible, and so to quote the resolution at our last 
annual meeting we propose: 

“That in view of the many educational changes 
now in progress or under consideration, and of the 
increasing dissatisfaction felt in different parts of the 
country about the courses of study in the schools and 
the existing requirements for admission to universities, 
it is respectfully suggested that a sub-committee of 
the Universities Conference be appointed at the next 
meeting of that Conference to discuss this matter in 
detail together with a committee of the Headmasters’ 
Association.’ ”’ 


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Sports Preview 

(Continued from Page 30) 

left. Herb Owen, Gordon Young, Bruce Crutchfield, 
John Burrows and Earl Smith are all prospects while 
Bob Keefer, if he can be enticed to play, can be 
developed into a top-notch forward. Coach Hugh 
Farquharson will not know exactly where he stands 
until the first workout of the season. 


McGill Football Schedule 


The 1939 schedule of the McGill Senior Interco]- 
legiate Football Team is as follows: 

Sept. 23—Montreal Royals at McGill (exhibition), 

Sept. 30—Royal Military College at McGill (exhi- 
bition). 

Oct. 3—Football Rally (evening). 

Oct. 7—University of Toronto at McGill. 

Oct. 14—McGill at Queen’s University. 

Oct. 21—McGill at University of Western Ontario. 

Oct. 28—Univ. of Western Ontario at McGill. 

Nov. 4—Queen’s University at McGill. 

Nov. 11—McGill at University of Toronto. 

Season tickets for McGill’s home games are priced 
at $2.00, $3.00, $3.50, $4.00 and $5.00. 
seats and an automobile parking ticket good for the 


Boxes (four 


season) are priced at $25.00. Tickets are now on sale 
at the McGill Union, 690 Sherbrooke Street West; 
telephone PLateau 4488. 


Commercialism in Athletics Scored 

Dr. A. S. Lamb, Director of the Department of 
Physical Education at McGill, told the Canadian 
Physical Education Association recently that a ‘‘what- 
do-I-get-out-of-it” attitude was permeating modern 
amateur athletics in Canada. ‘‘Are we doing our share 
to combat the double-dealing, sham and hypocrisy of 
so-called amateur athletics today ?’”’ Dr. Lamb asked. 
“Are we satisfied with the ‘what-do-I-get-out-of-it’ 
attitude that is slowly permeating amateur athletics? 
There is derision and distrust in public opinion con- 
cerning the present situation of amateur athletics. Yet 
we nod our heads knowingly and do nothing about it”’. 


Ontario Graduates’ Annual 


Outbreak of War Delays 
Publication of This Number 


OST of the pages of this issue of Tae McGILi 

NEws had gone to press when word that Ger- 
many had invaded Poland was flashed to the vorld. 
Two days later, on September 3, Great Britair and 
France declared war on the aggressor, and Canada 
and McGill joined the rest of the British Empre in 
the battle to smash Hitlerism. 

Believing that graduates of McGill would wih to 
know how the early days of World War II had afficted 
the University and The Graduates’ Society, pullica- 
tion of this number was postponed several da’s in 
order to include the material on pages 7 and 8, Mr. 
Crombie’s announcement that construction of the 
Armoury would be accelerated (page 41), the sate- 
ment that the autumn schedule of intercolleiate 
sports events would continue as usual (page 29), and 
the photograph on the cover which demonstratesthat 

-in 1939 as in 1914—the McGill University Coitin- 
gent, Canadian Officers’ Training Corps, is read for 
action. 


Extension Courses Announced 


Despite the war, a complete series of evening etten- 
sion courses, commencing immediately after Thaks- 
giving Day, October 10, has been announced by the 
University. Approximately fifty courses in a vide 
range of subjects are being offered. Among thenew 
courses are: 

“Canadian National Feeling and the Empire—Irom 
Sir John A. Macdonald to W. L. Mackenzie Kng,” 
by J. Gordon Nelles, M.Com. (McGill); ‘‘Elemertary 
Aeronautical Engineering—A Study of the Engireer- 
ing Factors in the Design of Aeroplanes,” by Carkton 
Craig, B.A., M.Eng., of the Faculty of Engineeing; 
“Navigation,” by Prof. A. H. S. Gillson, Professw of 
Mathematics and formerly Instructor on Navigdion 
for the British Admiralty; ‘‘Post War Economic His- 
tory,” by Dr. John P. Day, R. B. Angus Professir of 
Economics; and “Literary and Political Progress,’ by 
Hon. Cyrus Macmillan, Head of the Departmert of 
English. 


Dinner 


will be held as usual 


FOLLOWING THE McGILL-TORONTO FOOTBALL GAME 


Sat. Nov. 11th 


ROYAL YORK HOTEL 


7:30 p.m. 


The Chancellor, Sir Edward Beatty, has been invited to speak. 


Information and Tickets from Mr. E. G. McCracken, Sec'y., 183 George St., Toronto. (Elgin 8261) 
Conducted by the McGill Society of Ontario 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


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Left to right: G. B. Glassco, Executive Secretary, Graduates’ Society of McGill University; 


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H. M. Jaquays, General Chairman, 


Gymnasium-Armoury Campaign Committee; C. F. Sise, Joint Chairman, Special Names Committee; John T. Hackett, K.C., 


Vice-Chairman of General Committee, and Past President of The Graduates’ Society; H. A. Crombie, Chairman 
Alumni Solicitation Committee, and President of The Graduates’ Society; H. E. Herschorn, of the Alumni 
Solicitation Committee; and Walter G. Hunt, General Contractor. 


War Service Advisory Board Established 


(Continued from Page 8) 


“The establishment of such an Advisory Board 
is, so far as the University is concerned, merely 
an application of the policy outlined by Mr. 
Chamberlain in his address to the House of Com- 
mons on September 1, 1939: ‘It is essential in face 
of the tremendous task which confronts us, espe- 
cially in view of our past experience in this matter, 
to organize our man power, this time upon as 
methodical, equitable and economical a basis as 
possible.’ ”’ 


Apples Augment Dr. Walter's Income 

An apple a day is supposed to keep the doctor away 
but Dr. Hermann Walter, Emeritus Professor of 
German at McGill, uses an orchard to live comfortably 
in retirement. Dr. Walter said recently that thirty- 
five years ago he had planted an orchard at a point 
about sixty miles below Quebec. The orchard, he said 
now produces ‘‘enough apples to give me a trip to 
Cuba for two months each year.”’ 


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Foundations of Gymnasium Completed 
(Continued from Page 11) 


On the first of June the Society had in the Gymna- 
sium Fund in cash $130,000, and in pledges from 
graduates, deemed collectible, $20,000. Since that 
time, as a result of the appeal by mail during the 
latter part of June, $4,000 has been received in pay- 
ment of pledges previously made, and new subscrip- 
tions totalling $8,000 have been contributed. A 
further payment of $2,500 to the Gymnasium Fund 
has been received from the Graduates Endowment 
Fund, making the total cash on hand $144,500. 

If the Society’s commitment to the University is 
to be met, further pledges totalling $16,000 must be 

collected, and additional new sub- 

$44,500 in Cash scriptions amounting to $28,500 must 
Must Be Raised be obtained. 

The Society has already paid out 

$37,000 in cash to the University to meet construction 

costs to date and will make further progress payments 


THE McGILL NEWS 


as required. Consequently those graduates who sub- 
scribed to the Gymnasium Fund, 
yet completed their payments, 
once. 


but who have not 
are urged to do so at 
The money is needed. 

An appeal has been addressed to those graduates 
who were not in a position to subscribe at the time of 
the campaign, urging them to subscribe now, and to 
those who have already subscribed, urging them to 
increase their subscriptions. 

Upon the result of this appeal and the supplemen- 
tary campaign to be conducted: by the 
Campaign Committee during the latter part of 
September, depends the success of the project. 


Gymnasium 


kK * * ok 


The situation has changed since construction of the 
Gymnasium-Armoury was started last June. A state 
of war exists. Nothing must be permitted to interfere 

with the completion of the Gym- 
shortest 
time possible. In fact, the con- 
tractor has been asked to speed up 
the construction of the Armoury section so that the 
C.O.T.C. quarters will be ready for occupation early 
in January. 

The Chancellor has offered to place at the disposal 
of the 
Elsewhere in this issue will be found an announcement 
by the Principal in regard to the formation of a War 
Service Advisory Board, and an article describing the 
activities of the McGill Contingent, C.O.T.C., during 
the last war and the plans now being prepared for the 
enlargement of facilities for the training of officers. 

McGill is prepared to go on a war footing, and the 
support of all McGill graduates and past students is 
required, both in regard to the Gymnasium-Armoury 
and for the C.O.T.C. for the purchase of uniforms and 
equipment. Subscriptions should be considered as 
contributions to the national effort. 


C.O.T.C. Quarters 
Ready in January 


nasium-Armoury in the 


Government the facilities of the University. 


McGill Offers Aid to Nation 


On September 5 McGill University, through Sir 
Edward Beatty, G.B.E., Chancellor, offered all its 
facilities to Canada for the successful prosecution of 
the war. 

The text of Sir Edward’s 
Minister follows: 

“Right Hon. W. L. Mackenzie King, Prime Minister 
of Canada, Ottawa: 

“McGill University extends to the Government all 
of its facilities and resources for the prosecution of 
the war. 


telegram to the Prime 


(Signed) E. W. BEATTY.” 


Lieutenant-Colonel Robert R. Thompson, M.C., 
V.D., Professor of Accountancy and Head of the 
Department at McGill, spent the summer in England 
where he took a course in military instruction. 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


Rhodes Scholarships Suspended 


Because of the war, Canada’s ten Rhodes Scholars- 
elect have been advised that 1939 Rhodes Schol: irships 
have been suspended. Word to this effect was trans- 
mitted to the Scholars-elect early in September by the 
Rhodes Trustees at Oxford University through D. R. 
Michener, of Toronto, Canadian representative of the 
Rhodes Scholarship Trust. 


Donald L. Lloyd Smith, undergraduate in Medicine 
at McGill, was among those notified of the suspension 
of the Scholarships. The letter to him from Mr, 
Michener read, in part: “I suppose the events of the 
past few d: Lys will have prepared you for the action 
the Rhodes Trustees have taken. Lord Elton (of the 
Rhodes Trustees) has advised me by cable to have you 
postpone sailing and advised that the 1939 Rhodes 
Scholarships have been suspended but will be revived 
later if possible. At pcesent I think you will agree it 
would be useless as well as dangerous for you to pro- 
ceed to Oxford. There is no suggestion yet of any time 
you may go to Oxford nor of any alternative scheme. 
F urthermore, it is doubtful if anyone will attempt now 
to predict the duration of the war or its effects on such 
institutions as Oxford University and the Rhodes 
Scholarships.” 

When this issue of THe McGitt News went to 
press, it was understood that all Canadian Rhodes 
Scholars at Oxford were planning to return to the 
Dominion without delay. 


School for Teachers Registration Up 


Macdonald College reports the largest enrolment in 
the School for Teachers in the last five years, and one 
of the largest classes in the history of the C ‘ollege. A 
total of 184 elementary and intermediate candidates 
for the teaching profession started class work at the 
College this September. This was an increase of 
twenty-nine from last year, and nearly double the 
number five years ago when enrolment dropped to 
ninety-seven. 


Dr. J. Winer Chosen U.S. Treasury Aide 


Dr. Jacob Viner, Professor of Economics at the 
University of Chicago who graduated from McGill in 
Arts in 1914, has been named by the United States 
Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau, to be 
one of his special advisers in the emergency advisory 
group he has formed as a result of the war. Dr. Viner, 
who has advised the Treasury on a number of occa- 
sions, will serve with two other economists, Walter W. 
Stewart and Winfield W. Riefler, both of Princeton. 
In addition to three economists, three bankers have 
been wee to aid in the work the Treasury Depart- 
ment must shoulder under the Neutrality Act. 


F. O. Stredder, Ph.D., Joins Unit 


F. Owen Stredder, M.A., Ph.D., Secretary and Bur- 
sar of McGill, has left the University to join his unit, 
the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, at 
Halifax. He holds the rank of Paymaster Lieutenant- 
Commander. 


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McGill's War Effort, 1914-18 
URING the Great War, sixty per cent. of 
McGill’s eligible graduates, and sixty-five per 
cent. of its eligible undergraduates enlisted, a large 
percentage serving as officers. 

In addition to its academic and scientific contribu- 
tions to the Allies, McGill supplied all ranks for 
McGill General Hospital No. 3; officered, organized 
and trained the 148th Infantry Battalion, Canadian 
Expeditionary Force; organized, housed and trained 
five University Companies as reinforcements for the 
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry; offi- 
cered and organized two Siege Batteries; and supplied 
twenty-six officers and 186 men to the University 
Tank Battalions. 

McGill graduates contributed over $25,000 for 
military purposes at the University. 


McGill Students Advised 


To Continue Courses 


HE following letter was addressed to all students 
of McGill University on September 13: 
“To the students of McGill University: 

“During the war period the essential academic acti- 
vities of the University will, in so far as possible, be 
fully maintained. Hence all students who, previous to 
the outbreak of war, were intending to return to the 
University are strongly advised to do so. 

“The University is establishing a War Service Ad- 
visory Board which will advise past and present 
students who are British subjects and who wish to 
offer their services to Canada’s war effort how they 
may make their most effective contribution. A full 
explanation of the War Service Advisory Board is 
enclosed. (Editor's Note: See page 8.) 

“The tuition fees of students who leave the Univer- 
sity on military service before the end of the session 
will be remitted for the period of such service. 

“All enquiries concerning war work or military ser- 
vice should be addressed to the Executive Secretary, 
McGill University War Service Advisory Board, 
Montreal. 

Sincerely yours, 
(Signed) E. W. BEATTY, 
Chancellor. 
(Signed) L. W. DOUGLAS, 
Principal. 

“The Students’ Executive Council has been in close 
consultation with the University authorities and gives 
its unqualified endorsement to the above letter. 


(Signed) R. R. MERIFIELD, 
President, Students’ Society,” 


In strange conjunction with its other activities, Mc- 
Gill University is nurturing a “‘plantation” of bananas 
and coconuts. The plants are not being grown on a 
commercial scale nor in order to satisfy curiosity but 
for the benefit of botany students. 


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Contributors To This Issue 


MontaGuE BERGER, B.A. '39, who was Sports 
Editor of the McGill Daily during 1938-39, is Manag- 
ing Editor of McGill’s undergraduate newspaper this 
session. 

HucH CromBik, B.Sc. '18, is President of The 
Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 

LEON EDEL, B.A. ’27, M.A. ’28, who was the first 
English-speaking Canadian to be awarded the degree 
of Docteur des Lettres by the University of Paris, 
is now a member of the New York Staff of The Can- 
adian Press. 

RoBERT C. FETHERSTONHAUGH, who has just re- 
tired as Chairman of the Editorial Board of THE 
McGitL Newsy was Editor of this magazine for five 
years. He is the author of “The Royal Canadian 
Mounted Police’ and of several military histories. 


Duncan M. Hopcson, of Montreal, who was a 
student in Arts at McGill during 1920-22, was the 
leader of the McGill-Congo Expedition. 


Mrs. Gwen Roserts Norman, B.A. ’29, M.A. ’32, 
took up evangelistic work under the auspices of the 
United Church of Canada in 1932 and went to Japan 
with her husband, Rev. W. H. H. Norman. 


A. Norman Suaw, B.A. ’08, M.Sc. 10, D.Sc. “15, 
F.R.S.C.., is Director of the Macdonald Physics Labo- 
ratory and Head of McGill’s Department of Physics. 


A. B. Watsu, B.S.A. ’36, has been Registrar and 
Executive Assistant at Macdonald College, Ste. Anne 
de Bellevue, since July, 1937. 


Graduate in War-Torn China Sends 


Contribution to Gymnasium Fund 


A further account of conditions in the Chinese 
war zone, as seen through the eyes of J. O. 
Thomson, M.D. ’09, of Canton Hospital, reached the 
offices of The Graduates’ Society early in July, together 
with a subscription to the Sir Arthur Currie Memorial 
Gymnasium-Armoury Fund. Writing from Canton 
on June 12, Dr. Thomson said, in part: 

“Enclosed you will find a small contribution towards 
the construction of the Gymnasium, which is certainly 
greatly needed and which should be a worthy memo- 
rial of a great man. 

“Tt is fine to get THE McGitt News and to learn 
of campus activities and of old friends. It gives one 
an opportunity to try to forget for a short time tragic 
conditions in China, both in free and in occupied 
territory.” 


70% of Canadians Earn Less Than $1,450 


Concentration of wealth in Canada was analyzed 
recently by Eugene A. Forsey, Lecturer in Economics 
at McGill University, at a round table conference of 
the Canadian Political Science Association. As regards 
distribution of income, Mr. Forsey said he was forced 
to base his estimate on the 1931 census figures. These 
showed that of the families with male heads more than 
forty-four per cent. were getting less than $950 a year 
and almost seventy per cent. less than $1,450, while 
of families with female heads almost two-thirds were 
getting less than $950 and 85.6 per cent. less than 
$1,450. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Dr. H. E. MacDermot Appointed Chairman 
of “McGill News” Editorial Board 


UE to the retirement of Robert C. Fetherston- 

haugh as Chairman of the Editorial Board of 
THE McGiL News, which became effective after the 
publication of the Summer 
Number of the magazine, 
the Executive Committee 
of The Graduates’ Society 
of McGill University has 
made the following ap- 
pointments for the regular 
term of two years from 
June 15: 

Chairman of the Editor- 
ial Board—H. E. MacDer- 
mot, M.D.C.M. 713. 

Vice-Chairman—Robert 
C. Fetherstonhaugh. 

Representative from the 
Alumnae Society (reap- 
pointed)—Miss Esther R. England, B.A. ’25. 

Member of the Board—A. A. M. Walsh, B.A. ’33, 
Brea 36, 

At the quarterly meeting of the Board on June 27, 
G. A. Copping, M.D.C.M. ’30, was elected as an 
Associate Member of the Board for the regular term 
of one year. 


Blank & Stoller 
Dr. H. E. MacDERMor 


Dominion Council of Education Urged 


Establishment by the Federal Government of a 
Dominion Council of Education to consider the general 
problems of Canadian education, and the addition of 
a commissioner of education to the Education Branch 
of the Bureau of Statistics was suggested by T. H. 
Matthews, M.A., Registrar of McGill University, in 
an address delivered at one of the closing sessions of 
the National Conference of Canadian Universities. 
Mr. Matthews said the education council could act as 
an advisory and consultative body and generally pro- 
mote the cause of education throughout Canada. The 
commissioner would act as chairman of the council 
and carry out its policies. 


Mining Documents Given to Museum 


Seven documents referring to mining activity in 
Eastern Canada almost a century ago have been pre- 
sented to McGill University’s Redpath Museum by 
descendants of “‘Captain’’ Richard Oatey, once a 
colourful figure in prospecting in this part of the 
Dominion. 

Along with the documents were a box of specimens; 
a set of weights and gold scales used by Oatey, who 
derived his courtesy title through superintending 
mines; two leather pouches with Indian ornamenta- 
tion which were made near Georgian Bay; and seven 
geological reports by Sir William Logan, knighted in 
1856 in recognition of his work as director of a geo- 
logical survey made four years previously. 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1939 


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Here the ‘‘gang’’ all gather after 
the game to talk over battles lost 
and won. 


Here are held the class parties 
and the biggest social events too. 


And, of course, there is dancing 
to the music of Don Turner—and 
the Coffee Shoppe where McGill 
grads and undergraduates meet 
morning, noon and night. 


The Mount Royal likes McGill 
and we are happy that 


McGill likes the 


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A corner of the historical map of Montreal, of which a special copy has been accepted by His Majesty the King. 


P. Roy Wilson, 


HE old walled section of Montreal—now the 

financial and ee district—is replete with 
stirring history. Most of the visible aspects of the 
French régime have, it is true, been destroyed. But 
a few old buildings have withstood the assaults of 
time and vandalism, and for those who know their 
history, the narrow streets and dingy lanes are still 
vibrant with the memories of men who laid the 
foundations of Montreal aad Canada. 

An attempt to recapture some of the atmosphere 
of those early days has been made, in the form of a 
pictorial map, by two McGill graduates—P. Roy 
Wilson, B.Arch.’24, and_ his brother, Clifford P. 
Wilson, B.Com. ’23. The latter, a student and writer 
of Montreal history, supplied most of the data; the 
former, an architect, aes Lecturer in the School of 
Architecture,-drew the map. 

The drawings are superimposed on a faint outline 
of the city blocks of today, so that historic events are 


B.Arch. 24, was the artist; Clifford P. Wilson, B. Com. '23, the historian. 


shown as nearly as possible where they occurred, 
historic lived or died, and 
historic buildings where they stood, or still stand. A 
Maltese cross beside a building, as shown above, 
denotes that it is still standing. 


personages where they 


In preparing the map, the artist had the co-operation 
of Dr. E. Z. Massicotte, Montreal archivist; Dr. 
Victor Morin, President of the Antiquarian and 
Numismatic Society and ex-President of the Royal 
Society of Canada; and of the Montreal Tercentenary 
product, lithographed in 
carries their approval. 


Commission. The finished 


Montreal, 

Permission was obtained to dedicate it to Their 
Majesties, in commemoration of their visit; and asa 
tribute, the artist coloured one of the copies by hand 
and offered it to the King, by whom it was graciously 
accepted. 


It took a long time—thirty-two years to be exact— 
but Dr. H. M. Tory, of Ottawa, finally has recovered 
a Bible he laid aside absent-mindedly at McGill 
University when he was Professor of Mathematics. 
Bill Gentlemz an, caretaker of the Arts Building all 
those years, had kept it and he returned the volume 
to Dr. Tory on May 30. While cleaning a room, Mr. 
Gentleman found the Bible several years after Dr. 
Tory, former President of the University of Alberta, 
left it at a Sunday meeting. 


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Medical services in Canada must be considered in- 
adequate as long as the working man is unable to pay 
for them, Dr. Grant Fleming, Dean of McGill’s 
Faculty of Medicine, said recently. 


Scholarships valued at several thousands of dollars 
were awarded by McGill University recently to stu- 
dents of high academic ability in the Faculty of Arts 
and Science, the F aculty of Engineering and the School 
of Architecture. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Montreal Branch Nominations 


WO officers and five executive councillors have 

been nominated for election at the annual meeting 
of the Montreal Branch of The ¢ sraduates’ Society. 
However, any group of ten quali ified members of the 
Branch may make other nominations in accordance 
with Article 6 of the C onstitution of the Montreal 
Branch Society, which reads as follows: 


6. ELECTIONS AND ANNUAL MEBTING: The election 
of the officers shall take place at oe annual meeting which shall 
be held on the third Tuesday in October of each year. Nomina- 
tions for all offices shall be made by a Nominating Committee 
prior to publication of the September issue of THz McGitt News 
and such nominations shall be therein published, provided that 
any ten (10) members in good standing may rae Ek any other 
member for any office by placing in the hands of the Honorary 
Secretary at least eight (8) clear days before the date of such 
Annual Meeting a doc ument nominating such me ati and bear- 
ing the signatures of the members nomin: iting him as well as the 
signed acceptance of the member so placed in nomination; and 
the Honorary Secretary shall forthwith in so far as possible notify 
the Membership of such nominations by publication thereof in 
the McGill Daily or otherwise, as may be eee advisable. The 
Nominating Committee shall be elected at the annual meeting 
and shall consist of six members elected for two years, three of 
whom shall be elected in the even numbered years and three of 
whom in the odd numbered years 


According to the above, the Nomin: iting Committee 
of the Montreal Branch Society has made nominations 
for the offices to be filled by election at the annual 
meeting of the Montreal Branch Soci iety on Tuesday, 
October 17 , as follows: 


For Vice-President. Term two years. 
Lt.-Cor. Paut P. Hurcutson, K.C., E.D., B.A.’16, B.C.L.’21. 
Lawyer; with Meredith, Holden, Heward & Holden, 
Montreal. Honorary Treasurer, Montreal Branch Society, 


1928-30. Honorary Secretary, Montreal Branch Society, 
1937-39. 


For Honorary Secretary. Term two years. 
Se paong J. TipMarsu, B.A. 716, M.A. 722, M.D. 724 
Pelee (ec) 
st strator in Medicine, McGill University. Assistant 


Physician, Royal Victoria Hospital. Specialist in Gastro- 
enterology. 


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For Executive Council. Term two years. Five to be elected. 
Victor JeKitt, D.D.S, 
General practitioner in De ntistry, also on the staff of the 
Royal Victoria Hospital. Class Secretary, Dentistry ’25, 
Pr HILLIPs, KoGe Bit weiss 
Barrister; with Phillips, ees & Bloomfield, Montreal. 
Ivan O. Saspourtn, K.C., B.C.L. 
Senior Crown Prosec uroreha senior = the firm of Sabourin, 
Michaud, Lemay, Montreal. Officer of the 65th Regiment 
(Chateauguay). Was Conservative candidate in the con- 
stituency of St. Johns in 1930. 
J. Hastie Houpen, B.Se. ’23. 
Manager, Geo. W. Reed & Co. Ltd., Roofing and Sheet 
Metal Contractors, Montreal. 
Howarp I. Ross, B.A. ’30, M.A. (Oxon) ’35. 


Chartered Accountant, with P. S. Ross & Sons, Montreal. 
Class Secretary, Arts ’30. 


Miss Jessie S. Herriott Resigns 


Miss Jessie S. Herriott, Physical Director for Women 
at McGill University for the past 12 years, has re- 
signed to become General Secretary at Regina for the 
Young Women’s Christian Association. 


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New Uniforms for McGill Band 


FTER waiting for a championship for nearly a 

decade the encircling gloom at Molson Stadium 
was definitely pierced last autumn by Doug Kerr’s 
smart footballers who brought joy to the hearts of 
McGill’s loyal and patient supporters. But there 
remained one drab reminder of the dull past — the 
appearance and marching of the McGill Band. The 
visiting bands from Western, Toronto and Queen’s 
provided Montrealers with colourful entertainment 
for which the spectators did not fail to show apprecia- 
tion; but the relatively poor showing of the Red and 
White musicians was the subject of considerable cri- 
ticism when the fans subsequently gathered around 
the tea cups or in the club lounge. 

This year all will be different, at least in regard to 
the Band. A committee headed by the President of 
The Graduates’ Society has had under consideration 
since last fall the cause of the present condition of the 
Band. This committee found that the annual contri- 
butions from the Students’ Society and the Athletics 
Board have been inadequate for the support of the 
Band and were used mostly to finance its annual trips 
to Queen’s and Toronto; also that the parade discipline 
is weak, as the playing is done voluntarily by a few 
students who have both musical ability and a desire 
to render service to their Alma Mater. There was no 
money for the purchase of new uniforms and the 
shabby ‘“‘hand-downs” from previous years have not 
inspired a shining esprit-de-corps. The only bright 
spots were the unselfish and seldom recognized efforts 
by the bandmaster and other members of the Band 
to keep the Band in being and sufficiently in practice 
to make as creditable a showing as its circumstances 
permitted. 

The committee decided that it should select the 
style and ascertain the cost of fifty new uniforms, 
undertake to raise the necessary funds for their pur- 


chase, and if possible, establish some more definite 
control of the organization and discipline of the per- 
sonnel of the Band. Considerable time and effort has 
been spent on each of these objects. It was determined 
that the uniforms should be smart but not gaudy, and 
serviceable in all kinds of weather. The uniforms 
selected consist of red and white caps, capes and shirts 
bearing suitable insignia, and white trousers with red 
belts. These uniforms, fifty in all, will cost nearly 
$1,200. Of this amount, $787 has been donated by 
103 interested supporters and $300 has been contri- 
buted by the Montreal Branch of The Graduates’ 
Society, the Graduates’ Football Club and the Stu- 
dents’ Society, each of these organizations having 
subscribed $100 to the fund. 

An attempt was made to persuade the Band to place 
itself under the McGill Contingent, Canadian Officers’ 
Training Corps, as affiliation with this military unit 
would ensure a stronger organization and better disci- 
pline. Although this suggestion has not been accepted 
yet by the present personnel of the Band it is expected 
that within a year or so it will be adopted. 

No doubt the response by the students to these 
efforts on their behalf will be immediate and we shall 
see this autumn a ‘‘well turned out’’ and full-strength 
Band of which we can all be proud, and whose playing 
and marching will reflect a high esprit-de-corps. 

The committee which has accomplished this good 
work was drawn from The Graduates’ Society and its 
Montreal Branch, the Students’ Society and the Band, 
the Graduates’ Athletic Club and the Athletics Board. 
Members of this committee were Hugh Crombie, 
Chairman, Gerald Robinson, H. E. Herschorn, H. 
Drummond Smith, G. H. Fletcher, G. Lovett Dibblee, 
Ian Shaw, G. W. Halpenny, J. H. Murphy, E. ike 
Hanna, Fred S. Urquhart, D. Stuart Forbes and 
Gordon B. Glassco. 


The Theatre in Japan: 
A Foreigners Observations 


(Continued from Page 18) 


paganda, adapting old Japanese fairy tales to their 
needs. The hero—brave, righteous and bold—is 
Japan; the villain, Britain, Russia or France. Unlike 
the Punch and Judy show there are no puppets. 
Pictures, scenes and close-ups of faces succeed one 
another as the proprietor tells the story and speaks 
in falsetto and basso profundo as befits the characters. 

Apart from the movies and the “paper plays,” 
admission to almost all of these forms of drama is 
rather high. Moreover, even in towns of 200,000 
seldom 
opportunity for attending performances of the Kabuki, 
or revue type—for these companies rarely travel into 
the provinces. In Kanazawa the Noh is played once 
a month and there are four or five movie theatres. 
Beyond that there is a more informal type of play 
presented at city and temple festivals. 


inhabitants, such as Kanazawa, there is 


Sometimes 


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these are the work of strolling players, sometimes of 
local talent. They are not usually of a very high order. 
EDITOR'S Note: The author modestly adds: “That my account 
is superficial, | am only too well aware. There is no study behind 
these observations. They are merely my own impressions gathered 
at odd times during six years’ residence in Japan.” 


800 Seek Admission to Medicine 


More than 800 candidates applied for admission to 
the first year in the McGill Faculty of Medicine this 
year, according to The Montreal Daily Star. About 
100 were admitted, and of these approximately sixty 
per cent. were Canadians. Applications came from all 
parts of the continent. 


Tumors Seen as One Cause of Cancer 

Investigations into certain types of cancer have 
revealed their inception in an innocent tumor which 
can be destroyed by a simple clinical procedure, E. A. 
Daniels, M.D., C.M. ’27, reported in a recent issue 
of International Clinics, a quarterly medical journal. 
Dr. Daniels carried out his research at the Women’s 
General Hospital, Montreal. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Random Reminiscences 


Of a Former Editor 


(Continued from Page 27) 


Hardly less interesting, were J. Delisle Parker’s 
“An Artist’s Wanderings in Tunisia” (December, 
1932) and Philip Horton Smith’s “An Architect’s 
Visit to Siam and Cambodia” (December, 1933). 
Originally, only Cambodia was mentioned in Mr. 
Smith’s script, but he added a few paragraphs on 
Siam to please the Editor, who, through the kindness 
of the C.P.R., had some fine illustrations of Siam and 
was anxious for an excuse to use them. 

I think my enthusiasm for Mr. Parker’s article was 
born as soon as I saw the illustrations that accom- 
panied it. The article was hand-written and required 
considerable editing, but the photographs of the 
author’s paintings were irresistible. An author’s 
versatility in providing drawings as well as script 
always inclined me to consider his contribution 
favourably, even if the editing presented a major 
problem. I remember, however, a number of articles 
accepted solely on the basis of their intrinsic merit 
to which interest was added by illustrating of a high 
order. Outstanding, perhaps, was Dr. Arthur Gibson’s 
“Insects: Their Habits and Adaptations’? (June, 
1932), with its poster-like drawings of flies, grass- 
hoppers, and mosquitoes, specially done by Mr. 
Hennessey. Rights to use the grasshopper drawing, 
incidentally, were afterwards given by THe News 
to the Government of Saskatchewan, which printed 
huge reproductions for use in an anti-grasshopper 
campaign the Province was waging. 

Among other illustrated articles that I recall were 
‘Discoveries in Medicine by Laymen” by Dr. G. 
Edward Tremble (December, 1932), with its bold 
pen-and-ink copies of drawings of the horrors of 
surgery in an earlier day; Professor Ramsay Traquair’s 
“Some Comment on Canadian Flags’’ (June, 1934), 
whose text and illustrations attracted much attention; 
Richard E. Bolton’s ‘Fort Lennox: Ile aux Noix” 
(June, 1933), with its fine wash drawings of the old 
stone fort; and Edwin H. Holgate’s ‘Some Com- 
ments on Wood Engraving in Canada’ (March, 
1933), with reproductions of his own lovely ‘“‘Nude 
by a Lake’ and carefully chosen examples of the 
work of fellow-craftsmen. 

Reminiscences about THE News could continue 
indefinitely. It is easier to start an ex-editor rambling 
than to stop him. But it is time to stop. I should 
like, however, to add a word of appreciation to the 
chairmen under whom I served—Dr. A. T. Bazin, 
Dr. F. M. G. Johnson, and Dr. H. Wyatt Johnston— 
for many courtesies and great forbearance. I should 
like also to thank the Members of the Editorial 
Board for their unfailing consideration, the Executive 
Secretary for kindnesses innumerable, and many 


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Three Sisters Graduate at Same Time 

Among this year’s graduates of McGill University 
were three sisters, the Misses Phyllis Henry, Betty 
Henry and Eleanor Henry, of Westmount, Que. The lat- 
ter received an M.A. degree and the others B.A. degrees. 


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ersonals 


THe McGiutt News welcomes items for inclusion in these columns. 


Press clippings or other data should be addressed to 


H.R. Morgan, Recorder Printing Company, Brockville, Ontario; or to the Graduates’ Society of McGill University, 


3466 University Street, Montreal. Items for the 


Adair, Rev. Cyril H., B.A. ’29, of Ste. Anne de Bellevue, has 
been elected Chairman of the Montreal Presbytery of the 
United Church of Canada. 


*Ahern, John G., K.C., B.C.L. 718, has been elected President 
of the Montreal Reform Club succeeding F. Philippe Brais, 
Kite Os. 10, 


Andrews, Rev. Clifford, B.A. ’36, assistant in Trinity Memorial 
Parish, Notre Dame de Grace, has been ordained to the 
priesthood of the Church of England in Canada. 


*Angus, Prof. H. F., B.A. ’11, of the University of British 
Columbia, has been elected a Vice-President of the Canadian 
Political Science Association. 

*Angus, W. F., B.Sc. 795, of Montreal, has been elected Vice- 
President of the Royal Bank of Canada. 


Archibald, William S., M.D 
Officer for the Canadian Paci 

*Archibald, Edward W., B.A. 92, M.D., C.M. ’96, Emeritus 
Professor of Surgery, recently addressed the post-graduate 
summer school on tuberculosis sponsored by Mt. Sinai Sana- 
torium. 

*Armstrong, John William, B.A. 97, M.D.C.M. ’00, who has 
been Anaesthetist at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, 
for the past twenty-three years, ret ired from that position, and 
also as Head of the Department and Demnstrator in Anaes- 
thesia at McGill University on September 1. 


’32, has been appointed Medical 
ic Railway at Edmonton, Alberta. 


*Barclay, Mr. Justice Gregor, B.A. 06, B.C.L. ’09, of Mont- 
real, has been elected Joint President of the Franco-Scottish 
Society of Canada. 

Baxt, Lawrence M., B.Sc. 33, M.Sc. ’34, has been granted his 
Ph.D. degree by the Imperial College in London where he was 
carrying out research in industrial chemistry on a Salter 
fellowship. 

Beauchamp, J. Noel, K.C., B.C.L. 16, Crown Attorney at 
Hull, Que., has been elected a Councillor of the Hull Bar 
Association, succeeding the late T. P. Foran, K.C., B.C.L. 70. 

Bie, William F., M.D., C.M. 739, has accepted a position as 
interne at the Vancouver General Hospital. 


Bland, John, B.Arch. ’33, who has been abroad for some years 
engaged in research in town planning and library methods, and 
who is an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 
has been appointed to the staff of the Department of Architec- 
ture at the University. His plans for underground structures 
and air raid encampments for women and children were ac- 
cepted in England and he developed the plan for the South 
Thames Embankment, a huge London project. 

Bloomfield, Arthur, B.A. 735, M.A. ’36, is studying for the 
degree of Ph.D. under *J. Viner, B.A. 14, Professor of Eco- 
nomics at the University of Chicago. 

*Blunt, H. W., B.Com. 725, C.A. ’28, has been elected Chairman 
of the Montreal Chapter of the Canadian Society of Cost 
Accountants and Industrial Engineers. 

Bois, Anselme, M.A. ’34, Ph.D. 736, co-founder of The Psycho- 
logical Institute, is practising in Montreal as a consulting 
psychologist. 

*Bond, The Hon. W. L., B.A. 94, B.C.L. 97, of Montreal, has 
received the honorary degree of D.C.L. from Bishop’s Univer- 
sity, Lennoxville, Que. 

*Boucher, Rev. J. E., Past Student, of St. Hyacinthe, Que., has 
been appointed Principal of the school of the United Church 
at Pointe aux Trembles, Que. 

*Bourke, George W., B.A. ’17, who is Actuary of the Sun Life 
Assurance Co., Montreal, has been elected Second Vice-Presi 
dent of the Canadian Life Insurance Officers’ Association. 

*Bourne, Wesley, M.D. 711, M.Sc. ’24, of Montreal, attended 
the meeting of the American Surgical Association at Hot 
Springs, Ark. 


*Member of the Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


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Winter issue should be forwarded prior to November 1. 


Bourque, Leopold, M.Sc. "37, of the Quebec Department of 
Horticulture, has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Hor- 
ticultural Science by Cornell | niversity. 

Bradley, Wesley H., B.C.L. °37, is now practising law under 
the name of Landry, Howard & Bradley, with offices in the 
Olivier Building, Sherbrooke, Que. 

Brittain, William Harold, B.S.A. 11, Ph.D., Vice-Principal of 
Macdonald College and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, 
McGill University, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting 
of the Canadian Club of Saint John, N.B. 

Brodie, E. W., Past Student, formerly account executive in the 
Montreal office of A. McKim Limited, has been transferred to 
the London, England, staff of that advertising agency. 

Brown, W. A., M.D. 714, Renfrew, Ont., has been elected 

resident of the Holy Name Society of the diocese of Pembroke. 

Burgess, Eric L., Past Student, recently returned to England 

rom the Orient where he had lived for the past three years. 

Burt, Miss Dorothy F., B.A. ’38, who spent the past year doing 

sost-graduate work in mathematics at the University of Min- 

nesota, has been awarded the Moyse Travelling Scholarship in 
iterary subjects and will continue her studies at Cambridge 

University. 

*Bynoe, E. T., B.S.A. ’28, M.Sc. 731, Ph.D. ’35, has accepted a 

,osition with the Department of Pensions and National Health, 

Ottawa. 


Cameron, D. Roy, B.A. ’09, Chief Forester of the Dominion 
Forest Service, Ottawa, contributed an article entitled “Can- 
ada’s Forests” to a recent number of the Canadian Geographic 
Journal. 

*Cameron, George L., D.S.O., V.D., D.D.S. 08, of Swift 
Current, Sask., has been elected to the Senate of the University 
of Saskatchewan, as representative of the dental profession, for 
a term of three years. He is a member of the Southern Sas- 
katchewan Branch of The Graduates’ Society. 

Cameron, James W. MacBain, B.S.A. ’30, M.Sc. 132- Phas 
'38 who has been on the staff of Macdonald College, has been 
appointed Provincial Entomologist for Nova Scotia. 

*Campbell, I. Glen, D.V.S. ’93, M.D. ’97, of Vancouver, B.C., 
has been created a senior member of the Canadian Medical 
Association. 

Campbell, Rey. Harry Carpenter, D.D., Past Student, is now 
Minister of the Methodist Church, Malone, N.Y. 

*Carson, C. E., B.Sc. '22, has been elected President of the 
Chamber of Commerce of Sarnia, Ont., where he is General 
Superintendent of the Imperial Oil refinery. 

Chaisson, Arthur F., B.Sc., M.A., M.D.C.M. ’38, has been 
appointed to the staff of the Provincial Hospital, Saint John, 
N.B. 

*Claener, Mose, D.D.S. ’39, is practising in Sydney, N.S. 

*Cockfield, H. R., B.A. 710, M.A. ’11, of Montreal, has been 
elected Vice-President of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club. 
He is a Past President of its Canadian Branch. 

*Copland, Rey. E. Bruce, B.A. ’22, M.A. ’32, who has been 
in the Chinese war area at Hwaiking as a missionary of the 
United Church of Canada, spent part of the summer on fur- 
lough in Montreal and the Laurentians. 

Coughlin, Gerald A., K.C., B.C.L. 14, of Montreal, has been 
appointed a member of the Catholic Committee of the Quebec 
Council of Education, succeeding the late Hon. Joseph H. 
Dillon, B.C.L. ’07. 

Couper, Ww. M., KC, B.C.L. ’02, of Montreal, has been re- 
elected High Chief Ranger of the Canadian Order of Foresters. 

Croft, L. V., M.D. ’03, who has practised at Middleville, Ont., 
for many years, has moved to London, Ont. 

*Cromwell, Lincoln W., M.D. ’38, attended the British Medical 
Association Congress in Aberdeen, Scotland, from July 25 to 28. 

*Crutchfield, C. N., B.A. ’08, of Shawinigan Falls, Que., has 
been elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Teachers’ 
Federation. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


*Cushing, H. B., B.A. ’92, M.D.C.M. ’98, Emeritus Professor 
of Paediatrics, recently addressed the post-graduate summer 
school on tuberculosis sponsored by the Mt. Sinai Sanatorium. 


Davies, Baxter T., M.D. °35, has opened a practice at 902 Dewey 
Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 

Dawes, Rev. C. H., B.A. ’27, M.A. ’30, of Moulinette, Ont., has 
been elected Chairman of the Glengarry Presbytery of the 
United Church of Canada. 

Dawson, Miss Helen Margaret, B.A. ’37, has been awarded a 
diploma by the Montreal School of Social Work. 

Desmond, F. J., M.D., C.M. ’39, has accepted a position as an 
interne at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal 

Doran, Miss Eleanor, B.A. ’33, has been awarded a diploma by 
the Montreal School of Social Work. 

*Douglas, Miss Alice V., B.A. ’20, M.Sc. ’21, Ph.D. ’26, who 
has been Lecturer in Physics and Astrophysics at the Univer- 
sity, has been appointed Dean of Womenat Queen’s University, 
Kingston, Ont., succeeding *Miss Winifred Kydd, B.A. ’23, 
M.A. 724. 


Edington, Archibald M., B.Sc. ’33, M.D.C.M. "36, has joined 
the Haig Clinic, Lethbridge, Alta. 

Emmerson, Henry R., B.Sc. ’08, of Dorchester, N.B., M.P. 
for Westmorland, has been renominated as Liberal candidate 
for that constituency. 

Evans, Gerald T., M.Sc. ’33, M.D. ’32, has been appointed 
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Chemical 
and Metabolism Laboratories at the University of Minnesota. 


Faris, R. E. L., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mc- 
Gill, delivered a paper entitled “Interrelated Problems of the 
Expanding Metropolis” before the annual meeting of the 
Canadian Political Science Association in Montreal. 

Fidler, Miss Nettie D., Grad. Nurses ’28, of Toronte, has been 
awarded a travelling commission by the Rockefeller Founda- 
tion to visit and study nursing schools in England, France, 
Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Poland and elsewhere in Northern 
Europe. 

*Fisk, Guy Hubert, B.A.’29, M.D.C.M.’33, has been appointed 
Physiotherapist to the Montreal General Hospital. 

*Fleet, George A., M.D. ’14, M.Sc. ’24. has been appointed 
Chief of Surgical Services at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. 

*Foster, George B., K.C., B.C.L. ’20, has been elected a 
Director of the Montreal Trust Company. 

Foster, Miss Joan M. V., B.A. ’23, M.A. 25, received the 
degree of Ph. D. from Bryn Mawr in 1937. 

Fox, C. H., B.Sc. ’09, M.Sc. 710, who has been Engineer of the 
water service and of the Winnipeg terminals division of the 
Canadian Pacific Railway has been appointed its District 
Engineer for Saskatchewan, with headquarters at Moose Jaw. 


Gagnon, Maurice d’Auteuil, Past Student, has been appointed 
Publicity Representative in the Montreal office of N. W. Ayer 
& Son of Canada Limited. 

*Gendron, Colonel F. E., Past Student, now Associate Manager 
of the New York City Branch of the Canada Life Assurance 
Co., has been elected President of a Canadian Legion post in 
that city composed of New Brunswick war veterans. 

*Gohier, J. Ernest A., B.Sc.’13, of Montreal, has been appointed 
Director-General of the Quebec Roads Department. 

*Gohier, R. Edouard, B.Eng. ’39, has been appointed Assistant 
Engineer of International Foils Limited, ‘at Cap de la Made- 
leine, Que. 

*Goldenberg, H. Carl, B.A. ’28, M.A. ’29, B.C.L. ’32, has been 
appointed as a one-man Royal Commission to study the finan- 
cial and administrative set-up of Manitoba Government 
utilities. 

*Gordon, A. H., M.D., C.M. ’99, Professor of Medicine at 
McGill and head of the Department of Medicine at The Mont- 
real General Hospital, has been appointed Councillor of the 
Association of American Physicians. 

*Gow, Major James S., B.Com. ’23, who is Acting Officer 
Commanding the Essex Regiment (Tank) at Windsor, Ont., 
has qualified for the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. 


*Member of the Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


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Graham, Rey. Dr. Angus A., B.A. ’94, M.A. ’97, who has 
retired from the active ministry, and Mrs. Graham, have taken 

up residence at 30 Yale Street, London, Ont. 

Grant, Mrs. Christina Phelps, formerly Extension Lecturer 

at McGill, has been appointed Assistant Dean at Barnard 

College. 

*Grig¢, A. P., B.A. 16, B.C.L. ’20, has been elected President 

of the Lions Club of Montreal. 


Hadwen, Seymour, D.V-S. ’02, of the Ontario Research Foun- 

dation, Toronto, carried out during the summer an inspection 

of Canada’s reindeer herd in the Mackenzie District of the 

Northwest Territories. Some years ago Dr. Hadwen made a 

special investigation of the reindeer industry in Alaska on 
behalf of the United States Biological Survey. He has also 
studied reindeer in northern Europe. 

Hall, Rev. Robert, B.A. 722, of Niagara Falls, Ont., has been 
called by Knox United Church, Saskatoon, Sask. 

Halpenny, Rev. T. Anson, D.D., B.A. ’05, of Cornwall, Ont. 
has been elected President of the Montreal and Ottawa Con- 
ference of the United Church of Canada. 

Hanington, Major F. C., M.C., Past Student who is General 
Staff Officer, Military District No. 4, Montreal, has been 
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. 

Hart, Edward Arthur, M.Sc. 30, is now employed by the 
Arntfield mine in Northern Ontario. 

Hartman, George R., B.A. 738, has been ordained by the 
Archbishop of Nova Scotia and has been appointed Rector of 
St. John’s Church, Crapaud, P.E.I., and St. Elizabeth’s 
Church, Springfield, P.E.1. 

Hebb, Dr. Donald O., M.A. ’32, has been appointed Lecturer 
in Experimental Psychology at Queen’s University, Kingston, 
Ont. 

Hemmeon, Dr. J. C., Chairman of the Department of Econo- 
mics and Political Science at McGill, has been elected President 
of the Canadian Political Science Association. 

Holder, Clinton, Ph.D. ’39, has been appointed to the chemistry 
research staff of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, 
Newark. 

*Horsfall, Frank L., B.A.’01, M.D., C.M. 03, of Seattle, Wash., 
who was stricken with a heart attack in July, is now on the 
road to recovery. 

*Howard, Douglas S., B.C.L. ’37, is now practising law under 
the name of Landry, Howard & Bradley, with offices in the 
Olivier Building, Sherbrooke, Que. 

*Howard, T. Palmer, B.A. ’31, B.C.L. ’34, has been elected 
President of the Junior Bar of Montreal. 

Howell, G. Rennie, B.Sc. ’35, M.D., C.M. ’38, formerly of 
Montreal, has been appointed Assistant Physician to Dr. C. 
C. Alexander at the Brant Sanatorium, Brantford, Ont. 

Huggard, Otty, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’38, formerly Assistant Agricultural 
Representative for Kings County, N.B., has been appointed 
District Agricultural Representative for the English-speaking 
section of Kent County. 

*Hutchison, Lt.-Col. Bruce C., Past Student, has been ap- 
pointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the 17th Duke of 
York’s Royal Canadian Hussars, Montreal. 


*Irving, Thomas T., B.Sc. 98, of Toronto, has retired as Chief 
Engineer of the Central Region, Canadian National Railways. 
Ives, Mr. Justice, W. C., B.C.L. ’99, of the Alberta Supreme 
Court, realized a life-long ambition during the past summer, 
according to the Edmonton Journal, He spent his vacation 
riding over the trails in the foothills country west of Calgary 
where he was a cowboy many years ago. 7 


James, L. Harold, M.D. ’38, recently qualified for the Diploma 
of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, which is awarded by the 
Royal College of Physicians, London, and the Royal College 
of Surgeons, England. He will practise in South America. 

*Johnston, H. S., B.Sc. ’09, who is Chief Engineer of the Nova 
Scotia Power Commission, has been elected to the Executive 
Committee of the Nova Scotia Accident Prevention Association. 


*Keith, Fraser S., B.Sc. ’03, has been re-elected Chairman of 
the Board of Management of the Montreal Presbyterian 
College. : 


*Member of the Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


50 


Kennedy, Rev. T. E., B.A. 45. who has been Minister of the 
Presbyterian congregations at Nor ich and Bookton, Ont., for 
six years, has accepted a call to the churches at Ballyduff, 
Janetville and Westleton, Ont. 

*Kerry, John, K.C., B.A. ’11, B.C.L. °15, who is a member of 
the Executive Committee of the City of Montreal, has been 
named aldermanic member of the Protestant Board of School 
Commissioners of that city. 

Kingsley, J. Dudley, M.D., C.M. 737, formerly of Bellevue 
Hospital, New York, has been appointed Superintendent and 
Resident Obstetrician at the French Hospital, New York City. 

Knight, Harry, Past Student, of Samson, Knight & Co., char- 
tered accountants, Quebec City, has opened a branch office at 
Val d’Or, Que. 


*Lamb, Dr. A. S., M.D.C.M. ’17, President of the Canadian 
Physical Education Association since its formation in 1933, has 
retired from that office and has been elected Honorary President 
of the Association. 

*Lapp, Victor R., M.D. ’21, who is attached to the McGregor 
Clinic in Hamilton, Ont., has recovered from a critical illness 
suffered in May, the result of an infection received while doing 
a dressing. 

*Lathe, Grant H., B.Sc. ’34, M.Sc. ’36, M.D. ’38, of Ottawa, 
has been elected a member of the National Committee of the 
Canadian Youth Congress. 

*Legsett, T. H., M.D., C.M. ’01, was selected as Conservative 
candidate in the next Federal elections at the Ottawa West 
Conservative convention on July 5. 

Leigh, Morton Digby, M.D. ’32, has been appointed Anaes- 
thetist-in-Chief at the Children’s Memorial Hospital, Montreal. 

Leman, Beaudry, B.Sc. ’00, of Montreal, has been appointed 
a member of the National Research Council. 

Letendre, G., B.Eng. ’32, has been appointed Professor of 
Metallurgy at Laval University, Quebec. 

Lewis, David, B.A. ’31, of Ottawa, National Secretary of the 
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, has been nominated 
as its candidate in the Federal riding of York West. 

Lieff, Mrs. Maurice (Pearl Jacobs, B.A. ’37), wife of Maurice 
Lieff, Ph.D. ’38, is studying sociology at the University of 
Chicago. 

*Lindsay, L.M., M.D.C.M. ’09, Lecturer in Paediatrics at 
McGill, has been elected President of the Canadian Society 
for the Study of the Diseases of Children. 

Lloyd, David C. P., B.Sc. ’32, formerly of the Banting Institute, 
University of Toronto, has accepted a new appointment in New 
York City. 

*Loy, J. A., B.Sc. 721, who has been Division Plant Engineer of 
the Eastern Division, The Bell Telephone Co. of Canada, has 
been appointed Superintendent of Construction and Plant 
Engineering for the same Division. 

*Lumsden, Hugh A., B.Sc. 712, is now in private practice as a 
consulting engineer with offices in the Pigott Building, Hamil- 
ton, Ont. 


*Macalister, A. W. G., K.C., B.C.L. ’00, of Quebec, has been 
appointed to the Transportation and Communications Board 
of the Province of Quebec, replacing the Quebec Public Service 
Commission, of which he was also a member. 

MacDonald, J. B., M.D. ’37, who has been on the staff of the 
Montreal General Hospital, has entered practice at Bridge- 
water, N.S., in partnership with Hon. Frank R. Davis, 
Minister of Health for Nova Scotia. 

MacDonald, Miss Margaret, B.A. ’38, is now a graduate stu- 
dent and Research Assistant in Sociology at the University of 
Chicago. 

MacGillivray, Donald J., M.D., C.M., ’24, has been elected 
President of The Canadian Club of Boston. 

MacIntosh, A.F., M.D., C.M. ’14, of Andover, N.B., visited 
Montreal recently to attend the reunion of his class. 

MacKay, Fergus, B.Eng. ’34, has been appointed Supervising 
Electrical Engineer for the Westinghouse Electric Company at 
Hamilton, Ont. 

MacKay, Miss Nancy, B.A.’36, has been awarded a diploma 
by the Montreal School of Social Work. 

Mackenzie, Miss Mary, B.A. ’39, spent the summer as a leader 
at the Y.W.C.A. camp in the Laurentian Mountains north of 
Montreal. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


MacKinnon, G. E. L., M.D. ’02, has been chosen Federal 
Conservative candidate for East Kootenay, B.C. 


MacRae, Norman A., M.Sc. ’30, Chief Assistant, Tobacco 
Division, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, recently re- 
ceived the degree of Ph. D. from the Uni, ersity of California. 


*MacMillan, W. J. P., M.D. ’08, LL.D. "35, of Charlottetown, 
Leader of the Conservative Party in Prince Edward Island, 
has been elected to the Legislature of that Prov ince. Dr. Mac- 
Millan has also been elected President of the Prince Edward 
Island Branch of the Society for the Control of Cancer. 


Macphail, Lieut.-Col. James Alexander, B.Sc. ’93, LL.D. 
°21, who has retired as Professor of General Engineering at 
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ont., after thirt y-three years’ 
service, has received the honorary degree of LL.D. from that 
university. For “meritorious contribution to the honour of 
Queen’s University” he has been also awarded the Montreal 
Medal by the Montreal Branch of the General Alumni Asso- 
ciation of Queen’s University. 

McCullagh, Paul F., M.A. ’28, Assistant Professor of Classics 
at McGill and Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and 
Sciences, has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy 
by the Department of Greek, University of Chicago. 


*McDonald, George C., B.A. ’04, of Montreal, has resigned 
from the Montpetit Taxation Revision Commission which has 
been functioning under the government of the Province of 
Quebec. 

McDonald, Hugh J., B.Sc. ’35, has received the degiee of 
Doctor of Science from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, 
Pittsburgh, Pa., and has accepted a post in the Department of 
Chemistry at the Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago. 

McDonald, H. K., M.D. 796, of Halifax, has been elected 
President of the Nova Scotia Medical Society. 

*McDougall, E. Stuart,K.C., B.A. 07, B.C.L. 713, has been 
elected Second Vice-President of the Montreal Reform Club. 

McInerney, John F., M.D., C.M. ’39, has entered St. Mary’s 
Hospital, Montreal, as an interne. 

McIntosh, R. L., Ph.D. ’39, has been awarded a science research 
scholarship by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 
1851. 

McKay, Kenneth G., B.Sc. ’38, of Westmount, Que., has been 
awarded the Moyse Travelling Scholarship in scientific subjects. 

*McKechnie, R. E., M.D. ’90, LL.D. ’21, of Vancouver, has 
been re-elected for a ninth consecutive term as Chancellor of 
the University of British Columbia, of which he was one of 
the founders. 

*McKeown, Hilton J., M.D.C.M. ’27, who has been associated 
with The Lois Grunow Memorial Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona, 
since May, 1931, and Head of its Department of Internal 
Medicine for the past seven years, was certified by the American 
Board of Internal Medicine in June. In May, 1936, he was 
elected to the American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Mc- 
Keown visited Ottawa at the time of Their Majesties’ visit, 
later travelling to Montreal where he called on Principal L. W. 
Douglas, who maintains a home in Phoenix. 

*Malty, Q. J., B.Sc. ’10, has been Assistant Works Manager of 
the Indian Copper Corporation, Ghatsila P.O., District Singh- 
bhum, Chota Nagpur, India, for the past four years. 

*Manion, James Patrick, B.Com. 29, Assistant Canadian 
Commercial Attache in Paris, France, recently addressed the 
Canadian Club of Fort William, Ont., on “European Trends’. 

Marshall, Miss Joyce I., B.A. ’35, of Toronto, a free lance 
writer, has been awarded the annual prize of the Canadian 
Women’s Press Club for her short story, “And the Hilltop Was 
Elizabeth.” : 

*Matheson, Howard W., B.A. 711, M.Sc. 711, Vice-President 
of Shawinigan Chemicals, Limited, Shawinigan Falls, Que., has 
received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Dalhousie 
University, Halifax, N.S. 

Maxwell, Rev. Gordon N., Past Student, of Lachine, Que., has 
assumed charge of St. John’s United Church, Campbellford, 
Ont. 

Mifflen, Sydney C., B.Sc. 714, of Sydney, C.B., has been re- 
elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Nova Scotia Mining Society. 


*Naylor, Rev. R. K., B.A. ’06, has been appointed a member of 
the Montreal Protestant Board of School Commissioners. 


*Member of the Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


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Newcombe, H. B., Ph.D. ’39, has been awarded a science re- 
search scholarship by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition 
of 1851. 

Nugent, Rev. William Oliver, B.A. ’35, has ended his charge 
as Assistant Minister of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, 
Montreal. His plans for the future are indefinite. 


O’Brien, G. Gordon, B.S.A. ’35, of Toronto, has been appointed 
General Secretary of the Canadian Society of Technical Agri- 
culturists, with office in Ottawa. 

*Q’Neill, Dr. J. J., B.Sc. 09, M.Sc. 710, has been elected Presi- 
dent of the Geological Sciences Section of the Royal Society 
of Canada. 

Orton, Thomas H., M.D. ’86, has retired after fifty-three years 
in practice in Ontario, including residence in Hamilton, L’Orig- 
nal, Mount Forest and forty-seven years in Guelph. He has 
now taken up residence in Toronto. He has also retired as 
Medical Officer of Health of Guelph, an office he occupied for 
seventeen years. 


Parlee, Norman Allen Devine, Ph.D. ’39, has taken a position 
with the Dominion Steel and Coal Company, Sydney, N.S. 
Parsons, Rev. H. E., B.A. ’35, has been inducted as Pastor of 

St. Paul’s United Church, Waterloo, Que. 

Passino, Leon G., M.D. 34, has opened a practice at Malone, 
N.Y. 

*Patch, Frank S., B.A. ’99, M.D. ’03, of Montreal, has assumed 
office as President of the Canadian Medical Association. 

Payton, Rev. James A., B.A. ’28, of Fort Coulonge, Que., has 
become Pastor of the United Church at Morrisburg, Ont. 

*Peers, James H., M.D. ’31, has accepted a position as Research 
Associate at the National Institute of Health, Washington, 
D.C., where he will assist in studies on the pathology of polio 
myelitis which are being undertaken by the United States 
Public Health Service. 

*Penfield, Wilder G., Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery 
at McGill, has received an honorary degree trom Princeton 
University. 

Penverne, John J., B.C.L. ’20, formerly City Attorney of 
Montreal in charge of the City Claims Office, has resumed the 
private practice of law as senior member of the firm of Pen- 
verne, Germain, Aubuchon, Gosselin and Desrochers. 

Perelmuter, Rabbi Hyman Goren, B.A. ’35, of Montreal, has 
been awarded the Bertha Guggenheimer Travelling Fellowship 
for study and research in Palestine, the Adolph J. Holstein 
Prize in Philosophy and the Rebekah Kohut Prize in Bible. 

Persk, Joseph, D.D.S. ’30, has been elected President of the 
Mount Royal Dental Society, Montreal. 

*Phillips, Lazarus, K.C., B.C.L. ’18, of Montreal, has been 
elected President of the Federation of Polish Jews of Canada. 

Pick, Alfred J., B.A. 36, M.A. 737, has completed a three-year 
comparative study of the municipal systems of Montreal, Paris 
and certain other municipalities, his findings having been pub- 
lished in a 200-page volume under the auspices of the Guy 
Drummond Trust and McGill University. 

*Powers, Maurice, M.D. ’34, who is Director of the Laboratory 
of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Regina, Sask., has 
received the degree of Doctor of Medical Science in forensic 
medicine from New York University. 

*Powles, Rey. P. S. C., B.A. ’10, who has been engaged in 
Anglican mission work in Japan for twenty-two years, latterly 
at Takata, is now in Canada on furlough. 

*Pretty, H. Gurth, M.D. 25, Demonstrator in Surgery at Mc- 
Gilland Assistant in Surgery at The Montreal General Hospital, 
has been awarded the degree of D.A.B.S. by the American 
Board of Surgery, being the first Montreal surgeon to have 
written the examinations for this degree. In 1938, Dr. Pretty 
was elected a member of the American Association for Trau- 
matic Surgery. 

Purney, John, Jr., M.D., C.M. ’39, has joined the staff of the 
New Britain City Hospital, New Britain, Conn. 


Quintin, T. J.. M.D., C.M. 730, and *Stalker, M. R., M.D. 
C.M. ’24, both of Ormstown, Que., will have charge of the 
Barrie Memorial Hospital which is being erected in that 
community. 


*Member of the Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


52 


Randell, Rev. Cecil, B.A. 38 was ordained to the ministry of 
the Church of England in Canada at Peace River, Alberta, on 
June 4 and immediately afterwards flew to Yellowknife, 
N.W.T., to become the first Anglican missionary to that 
mining camp. 

Robertson, T. F., M.D. 791, of Brockville, Ont., has been 
presented with a life membership in the Ontario Medical 
Association. 

Rollit, John Buchanan, B.A.’31, M.A. ’32, Ph.D. ’34, of Mont- 
real, has been appointed Head of the Department of Economics 
of Seton Hill College, Greensburg, Pa. Dr. Rollit is relinquish- 
ing a post in the business world to embark upon an academic 
career. 

Ross, Miss Sonnette, B.A. 35, has been awarded a diploma by 
the Montreal School of Social Work. 

Ross, Miss Dorothy J., B.A. ’30, M.A. 32, teacher of history 
in the Montreal High School for Girls, received a doctorate in 
history at the 1939 McGill Convocation, being the first woman 
to receive this degree. 

Roycroft, Miss Nan, B.A. ’37, has been awarded a diploma by 
the Montreal School of Social Work. 

Ruddick, Robert Bruce, B.Sc. ’38, has been aw arded the Mary 
Keenan Scholarship in English by McGill University. 

Rugg, Henry, B.Eng. ’39, spent the summer in charge of the 
radio station of the Laurentian Forest Protecticn Association, 
Baie Comeau, Que. 

*Rutherford, Hon. A. G., B.A. ’81, B.C.L. ’81, LL.D. ’31, who 
has served for twelve years as Chancellor of the University of 
Alberta, has been re-elected to that office for a further fout 
years. 


Sabia, Michael J., M.D. ’38, is doing post-graduate work in 
London, England. 

*Sandison, W. R., B.Sc. 717, who has been serving as the 
Manager of the Ottawa branch warehouse and sales organiza- 
tion of the Northern Electric Co., Limited, has now assumed 
duty as Manager of that concern’s newly-formed Ottawe 
district organization. 

Sharkey, Rev. Norman F., B.A. ’29, has been inducted as 
Minister of the Presbyterian Church at Kirk Hill, Ont. 

Shaw, Herbert Harold, B.Sc. ’02, of Charlottetown, Chief 
Superintendent of Education for Prince Edward Island, has 
been awarded the degree of LL.D. by Mount Allison University. 

Simon, Miss Beatrice, Past Student, Instructor in Cataloguing 
and Classification at the McGill University Library School, 
spent the summer in England for the second successive year 
where she studied library problems in London, attended the 
annual meeting of the Library Association in Liverpool, visited 
medical libraries on the Continent, and directed the reorgani- 
zation and modernization of the Royal College of Surgeons 
Library. 

*Skinner, Bernard W., M.L., C.M.’17, is practising in Mahone 
Bay, N.S., where he is a town concillor, a member of the school 
board and active as a Mason. : 

*Slack, Miss Zerada, B.A. ’23, Phy. Ed. ’34, has resigned as 
Assistant Physical Director for Women at the University to 
become Head of the Department of Physical Education at 
Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B. 

Smith, Cecil G., Past Student, has been elected a member of 
the Montreal Curb Market. 

Smith, Emerson C., M.D. ’15, who has served for some months 
as Urologist at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, has now 
been appointed Urologist-in-Chief on its staff. 

*Smith, W. Harvey, M.D. ’92, LL.D. ’31, of Winnipeg, has been 
created a senior member of the Canadian Medical Association. 

Spafford, Earle, Past Student, has been elected President of 
Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada, Limited. 

Stewart, Rev. Reginald, B.A. 34, formerly of Maniwaki, Ont., 
has been appointed to the parish of Philipsburg, Que. 

Storey, Carl, M.D.C.M. ’37, has returned to Canada after com- 
pleting a post-graduate course in surgery at Munich, Germany. 


*Taylor, G. Douglas, M.D., C.M.’28, of Montreal, President of 
the Canadian Rheumatic Disease Association, recently toured 
the arthritic disease clinics of Boston and New York. 

Taylor, J. S., B.Com. ’31, has been appointed Technical Assis- 
tant on the staff of the Division Commercial Supervisor, The 

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THE McGILL NEWS 


Temple-Hill, Rey. L., B.A. ’35, assistant at the Church of St. 
John the Divine, Verdun, Que., has been ordained to the 
priesthood of the Church of England in Canada. 

Thomson, Elihu, B.Sc. ’31, has been appointed Sales Manager 
for the Ontario district of Dominion Sound Equipments, 
Limited, with office in Toronto. 

*Thurber, Donald S., M.D. 25, is Superintendent of the ( reorge 
Boisvert Memorial Hospital, opened recently at Baie Comeau, 
Que. 

Tilley, Miss Frances L., B.L.S. ’39. of Cavendish, P.E.I., has 
taken a position in the New York Public Library. 

*Tombs, Lawrence C., B.A. ’24, M.A. ’26, formerly with the 
Secretariat of the League of Nations, Geneva, has returned to 
Canada and will enter business in Montreal. 

*Tory, H. M., B.A. 790, M.A. 06; 1): Ses7703.. Ly: 08, of 
Ottawa, has been elected President of the Royal Society of 
Canada. 

Turnbull, Andrew Ross, B.Sc. '34, M.D.C.M. ’39, has taken 
a position as an interne at The Montreal General Hospital. 


*Walker, A. J., M.D.C.M. ’24, who has been the Leverhulme 
Research Assistant at the West African Laboratory of The 
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine since the fall of 1936, 
has been appointed Assistant Director of The Sir Alfred Lewis 
Jones Research Laboratory there, the address of which is 
Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. 

Whitehorne, Rev. Gordon J. A., B.A. ’38, B.D.. has assumed 
pastoral work with the United Church of Canada in 
Saskatchewan. 

Whitelaw, Donald Mackay, M.D., C.M. ’39, has been appoint- 
ed to a position in the Department of Pathology, Boston City 
Hospital. 

*Wilson, Clifford P., B.Com. ’23, who in June finished the 
course in museum technique and administration at the Newark 
Museum, has been appointed Director of the Hudson’s Bay 
Company Museum in Winnipeg, and Editor of the Company’s 
quarterly, The Beaver. 

Wilson, G. Bernard, Ph.D. ’39, has been appointed to collabo- 
rate with Dr. B. R. Nebel at Geneva, New York, in research 
on a problem sponsored by the National Research Council of 
the United States. 

Wilson, Norman L., M.Sc. ’33, Ph.D. ’39, has obtained a posi- 
tion in Johannesburg, South Africa, as Senior ( reologist for the 
Union Co-operation. 

*Wilson, Ross, B.Com. ’24, Secretary of the Vancouver Branch 
of The Graduates’ Society, and Manager of the Vancouver 
office of A. E. Ames & Co. Ltd., has been elected Chairman 
of the Pacific Division of the Investment Dealers’ Association 
of Canada. 

*Wisdom, Miss Jane, B.A. ’07, was presented witha travelling 
case by the executive and her co-workers in Financial Feder. 
ation, Montreal, on the occasion of her recent retirement after 
fifteen years’ service as General Secretary of the Montreal 
Women’s Directory. Miss Wisdom plans to spend the next 
few months at her home in Saint John, N.B. 

Wootton, Miss Mary H., B.Sc. ’35, who received the degree of 
M.A. in psychology at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, last 
spring, has been appointed director of a new research depart- 
ment at the Mackay School for the Deaf, Montreal. 


Yakimischak, John, M.D., C.M. ’23, has been selected as a 
Liberal candidate in the Provincial constituency of Vegreville, 
Alta. 

Yates, Christopher M., B.Sc. ’21, has been elected one of the 
Advisory Governors of the Montreal Stock Exchange. 

Young, Donald A., M.D. ’35, has opened a practice at Medical 
Centre, 232 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa. 


*Member of The Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


Three Generations Take M.D. Degree 


When Fraser N. Gurd, of Westmount, graduated 
from McGill last May in Medicine, he followed in the 
footsteps of both his father and his grandfather. Both 
Fraser B. Gurd, M.D. ’06, and David Fraser Gurd, 
M.D. ’79, are practising in Montreal. 


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Research at Macdonald College 


(Continued from Page 16) 


fat from homogenized milk, but most of their atten- 
tion is being given at the present to a study, in col- 
laboration with other departments, of the role of the 
minor elements in plant nutrition. Particular em- 
phasis is being placed on a study of oat blight caused 
by a lack of available manganese in the soil. 

Spectrographic analyses of blighted oat plants show 
a lower concentration of manganese in the diseased 
portions than is present in healthy tissue, and soils 
from which diseased crops have been harvested are 
also shown by this method to be lower in available 
manganese. 

Another interesting project being worked on in 
collaboration with the Department of Chemistry is 
that of night-blindness in human beings, a condition 
which is an index of a lack of vitamin-A in the diet. 
Tests made on 300 school children show that this 
index can be appreciably lowered in reactors by the 
addition of vitamin-A concentrate to the diet. 

A considerable amount of work is also being done 
in the investigation of the phenomena of cosmic rays, 
and evidence has been obtained of the presence of 
high-energy neutrons in these rays, at sea level. 

The Poultry 
methods of breeding hens which will give the farmer 


Department concerns itself with 
a bountiful supply of eggs. For the man who is more 
interested in raising poultry for meat, the Depart- 
ment is ready to supply information on how to manage 
the flock to produce the highest quality stock at the 
least expense. This information is a result of many 
trials and experiments carried on at the College under 
normal commercial conditions. 

Thirty years ago Sir William Osler, who was a 
parasitologist of distinction, suggested the 
creation at McGill of a Department of Medical 
Zoology for the study of animal parasites. Tentative 
arrangements were made for the establishment of 
this department, but they did not materialize until 
1932, when the Institute of Parasitology was erected 
on the campus of Macdonald College. The work of the 
Institute is at present directed by a joint committee 
of the University and the National Research Council 
and has as its object research on animal parasites in 


some 


Canada. In order to carry out such a programme it is 
obvious that the first step is to find out what parasites 
exist in the country and which species are important. 
Therefore, as a preliminary to detailed work, a survey 
of the parasites of domesticated animals, fur-bearing 
animals, and related wild animals was begun, with 
the active co-operation of The Hudson’s Bay Com- 
pany, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, game 
wardens, veterinary surgeons, and other interested 
persons. This survey is progressing steadily, though 


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it must be realized that in order to cover the whole 
country properly such a programme will take years 
to be completed. 


Too little is known about the parasites of domestic 
animals, though the losses they inflict are enormous. 
Some one thousand species parasitize domestic animals 
in various parts of the world; in only about five per 
cent. of the cases is even the outline of the life cycle of 
the parasite known. Too little is known of control 
or of preventative methods. The need for research 
in this field is urgent. 

However, progress has already been made on the 
control of some of the more common parasites found 
in Quebec. As the eggs of all harmful parasites in this 
country are passed in manure, work for the past few 
years has been concentrated on chemical treatment 
of manure to ensure the destruction of these parasites 
without altering the value of the manure asa fertilizer. 
Although the work is still in progress, very gratifying 
results have already been obtained. Simultaneously 
attention has been paid to investigations on the 
treatment and control of sheep parasites in Eastern 
Canada, and to studies on the life cycles of various 
parasites of poultry (including ducks) fur-animals 
and human beings. Investigations into the metabolism 
of parasites within the host and on the parasites of 
game and commercial fresh water fish have also been 


commenced. 


In conclusion, mention must be made of the work 
of the entomologists and the plant pathologists who 
are developing methods to combat plant diseases and 
insect pests; of the work of the agricultural engineers, 
who assist the farmer with drainage and construction 
problems; and of the work of the agricultural 
economists who study problems of rural economy. 


Although this article has dealt exclusively with the 
work being done in the Faculty of Agriculture, it 
must not be forgotten that the two other divisions 
of the College also carry on a programme of research. 
In the School for Teachers investigation is made 


‘of new approaches to learning and new methods 


of teaching. These are tried out, when practicable, 
in the Demonstration School. In the School of 
Household Science experimental work in methods of 
cooking and preparing food, and in testing of equip- 
ment and materials, occupies the attention of the 
staff and advanced students when they are not 
engaged in ordinary class work. Some of this is done 
in the model kitchen and dining room at Glenaladale, 
the staff community house which has recently been 
remodeled and refurnished. 


Thus the research programme which began when 
the College was founded has continued and expanded 
until at the present time it forms an important part 
of the activities of every department. 


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Te E tablet shown above has recently bem erected 
in The Montreal General Hospital by hose who 
served under Dr. Howard as his resident »hysicians 
in the hospital. It is a fitting recognitin of Dr. 
Howard’s personality and devotion to his vork, and 
is well placed amongst the other memorial to those 
who have given their best in serving the hospital. 
OS ee 

A further memorial to Dr. Howard is tobe estab- 
lished, in the form of a prize known as ‘‘TheCampbell 
Howard Prize in Clinical Medicine.’’ Ths is being 
offered by Mrs. Howard, and is open to dl medical 
students in their final year at McGill. Th: award is 
to be made to the student who shows the most 
consistent excellence in his written case ‘eports in 
the subject of Clinical Medicine. Dr. Howird always 
had a special interest in training student to write 
careful and thorough case reports, and it is apropriate 
that so well designed a stimulus as this pize should 
bear his name. 

The prize is to have a cash value of $5¢ 

The creation of a system of administraive courts 
for the Province of Quebec in which both tie Legisla- 
ture and the Administration would have confidence 
was suggested recently by John P. Humpnrey, Lec- 
turer in, and Secretary to, McGill’s Faculy of Law, 
at the politics and law session of the annul meeting 
of the Canadian Political Science Associ:tion, in a 
paper on “Judicial Control of Administratve Acts in 
Quebec,” which pointed out the defects in he present 
system, 


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Tribute to Late Dr. H. A. Lafleur 


Y the death of Dr. H. A. Lafleur a notable figure 

has been removed from the world of Canadian 
medicine. Amongst those w ho voiced their sense of 
loss was Dr. P. Z. Hebert, of London, England, one 
of our oldest living medical graduates. 

Dr. Hebert graduated, with honours, at the age of 
23. in 1872, thus being a classmate of Sir William 
Osler, and has had a distinguished career, with a 
large number of publications to his credit. His interest 
in Dr. Lafleur was, of course, heightened by the close 
association between Osler and Lafleur at the Johns 
Hopkins Hospital, and afterwards. Dr. Hebert writes 
as follows to a mutual friend of Dr. Maude Abbott: 

“Enclosed please find notice of another Titan of the 
Osler Group, who departed quietly yesterday to join 
the majority.” 


W. Durie McLennan Mourned 


At a meeting of the Executive Committee of The 
Graduates’ Society of McGill Unive rsity, held on 
June 20, the following re solution was proposed by 
W. G. Hanson, seconded by F. G. Robinson, and 
unanimously adopted: 

“That we desire to record our deep sorrow on the 
death of W. Durie McLennan, Bachelor of Architec- 
ture, 1914, who as Executive Secretary of The Gradu- 
ates’ Society for five years, from June 5, 1923, to 
November 1, 1928, contributed in an outstanding 
way by his activity and attractive personality to the 
development of the Society, and promoted effectively 
‘ts effort to assist the University, and who by his 
unfailing courtesy made many friends among the 
graduate body for thi University and The Graduates’ 
Society; and further that we desire that our sincere 
sympathy be communicated to his wife and family.” 

Mr. McLennan died in Montreal on May 20 and 
his death was reported in the Summer Number of 
Tue McGitt NEws. 


Graduates’ Society Regrets 


Resignation of Principal 

Formal regret at the resignation of Lewis Wil- 
liams Douglas as Principal and Vice-Chancellor 
of McGill University, but satisfaction that he will 
continue as a Governor, was expressed at a meeting 
of the Executive Committee of The Graduates’ 
Society on June 20. On motion of F. G. Robinson, 
seconded by H. B. McLean, it was unanimously 
resolved : 

“That the Executive Committee of The Graduates’ 
Society, having heard of Principal Douglas’ resigna- 
tion, deeply regret the prospect of the termination of 
those relations which since his coming to McGill he 
has made so happy and constructive; but they record 
their satisfaction that he will remain in active connec- 
tion with the University and its affairs as a member 
of the Board of Governors.” 

Announcement of Principal Douglas's resignation 
was made by Sir Edward Beatty, G.B.E., on June 8 
and the text of the Chancellor’s statement was 
published in the Summer Number of THe McGILL 
NEws. 


McGill College, Montreal, was granted a royal 
charter on March 31, 1821. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Leslie, Ms. Ada Alexander, mother of Eric A. Leslie, B.Sc. ’16, 
in Westmount, Que., on May 30, 1939. 


Logan, bavid Cameron, B.A. 04, of Outremont, Que., in 
Scarbon, Maine, on August 6, 1939. 


Macleay,Alfred Alexander, B.A. ’91, M.D. 05, in Manchester, 
N.H., a June 1, 1939, 


MacNutt Mrs. Leslie J., mother of Louis W. MacNutt, M.D. 

Deaths "12, of Yancouver, in Charlottetown, P.E.I., on July 19, 1939. 

McCrimnon, Mrs. Isabel Mackenzie, widow of John Mc- 

Aylmer, The Hon. Mrs. Isabella, mother of Arthur L. Aylmer, Crimma, M.D. '78, and mot her of A. Murray McCrimmon, 
M.D. ’99, of Victoria, B.C., and of H. U. Paget Aylmer, K.C., B.A. ’1, in Toronto, on June 15, 1939, 


B.C.L. ’02, of Montreal, in Victoria, B.C., on July 12, 1939, Malloch,Neil, M.D., C.M.’97, in Chelsea, Que., on June 4, 1939, 


Biggar, Winchester Henry, B.A. ’20, B.C.L. ’21, in Montreal, Moles, Elward Burgess, M.D., C.M. ’96, in Brockville, Ont.. 
on May 19, 1939, 


on May28, 1939. 


Noad, Arhur, father of Prof. Algy S. Noad, B.A. 19, M.A. ea Vs 
of Monreal, in Toronto, on June 29, 1939. 


Brown, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth, wife of George A. Brown, M.D. 
’89, in Montreal, on July 22, 1939. 


Candlish, Mrs. Henry, mother of H. M. Candlish, M.D. 721, 


. as : aM Osler, Gln Featherston, B.C.L. "31, of Montreal, accidentally 
in the Town of Mount Royal, Que., on May 27, 1939. ; 


drowne near Bathurst, N.B., on July 15, 1939. 


Payne, J. Lambert, father of Chester H. Payne, B.A. ’06, in 
Ottawa,on July 22, 1939. 


Pretty, W. H., father of H. Gurth Pretty, M.D. ’25, of Montreal, 
in Petenorough, Ont., on April 28, 1939. 


Cannon, Gilbert, M.D., C.M. ’77, formerly of Watertown, 
N.Y., in Ramsay, Ont., on June 24, 1939, 


Carruthers, Mrs., wife of Rev. Christopher Carruthers, B.A. 
05, of Winnipeg, Man., on May 20, 1939, 


Cross, George Esplin, B.Sc. ’23, in West mount, Que., on July 
12, 1939, 


Duncan, Robert Gordon, M.D. 798, in Bathurst, N.B., on 
June 26, 1939. 


Ewing, Mrs. Louisa Dennis, widow of William Ewing, M.D. 


HYD:, AHERN, PERRON & SMITH 


73, in Outremont, Que., on May 2, 1939. A\dvocates, Barristers €& Solicitors 
Farnsworth, Rev. Albert, B.A. 93, in Montreal, on April 25, 112 ST. JAMES STREET WEST 

1939. MONTREAL 
Gilbert, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth, widow of Henry L. Gilbert, 

M.D. ’75, in Toronto, on July 8, 1939. G.3ordon Hyde, K.C. John G. Ahern, K.C. 
Glickman, Bernard, B.Com. ’20, accidentally killed near Pal S. Smith Guy Perron 


Montreal West, Que., on August 1, 1939. Clade J. Prevost Donald C. Markey 


3 ‘ : J. Richard Hyde 
Goldstein, Maxwell, K.C., B.C.L. 82, in Montreal, on June 


28, 1939. 


Gordon, Sir Charles Blair, G.B.E., Governor of McGill Uni- 
versity, father of G. Blair Gordon, B.Sc. ’22, of Charles H. 
G S26; 724 f John Gordon, B.Sc. ’25, B.Sc. 726, 
Sheet ieee oe Sep , ARNOD WAINWRIGHT, K.C. AUBREY H. Exper, K.C. 

5 ae eae 3 ie ae a oe af E. Sturt McDoueatt, K.C. WENDELL H. Lawiey 
ends Alfred, LL.D. ’13, in Cambridge, England, on July 31, Gunna vemnerts Wi WalGaiate 

Honey, Mrs. Lucia Anne, mother of Howard P. Honey, B.A. 
a, DiAe 15) tt B..020; Bi Gel, 222° of Montreal, in Abbots- 
ford, Que., on July 26, 1939. 

Johnson, Miss Elizabeth Leight, Past Student, in Cap a 
V’Aigle, Que., on July 17, 1939. 

Johnston, Rey. Robert, D.D., B.A. ’87, imSt. Catharines, Ont., 


Cable Adlress ‘LEGALITY, MONTREAL” Telephone: HAr. 7188* 


Wiinwright, Elder & McDougall 


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on June 8, 1939, TELEPHONE HARBOUR 4151* 
Kennedy, G. A., D.V.S. ’02, in Hemmingford, Que., on July 
29, 1939. ALDRE) BUILDING MONTREAL 


Lafleur, Henri Amedee, B.A. ’82, M.D. ’87, LL.D. ’33, in 
Montreal, on June 4, 1939. 


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Ryan, Samuel P., father of Donald D. Ryan, BC.L.’ 21, of 
Ottawa, in Morrisburg, Ont., on July 31, 1939. 

Scott, Mrs. David, mother of Walter Scott, M.D, 33, of Grand 
Falls, Nfld., in Westmount, Que., on June 25, 19.9. 

Scott, Miss Sara Bell, B.A. 90, in Westmount, (ue., on June 
Tp 19G9; 

Smith, Julian Cleveland, LL.B. 28, Governg of McGill 
University, in Montreal, on June 24, 1939. 

Sprince, Henry, M.D. 23, in Lewiston, Me., on Argust 4, 1939, 

Tremblay, Lucien, M.D., Past Student, in Ottava, Ont., on 
June 14, 1939. 

Willis, Miss Lyle Doris, Grad. Nurse ’34, in Monreal, on July 
19, 1939. 

Wright, The Venerable Robert W. E., Past Stulent, in Port 
Alfred, Que., on July 31, 1939. 

Young, Alexander MacGillivray, M.P., M.D. ’6, in Saska- 
toon, Sask., on July 9, 1939. 


Editor’s Note: Tut McGiut News regrets that, in eporting the 
death of Mrs. Elizabeth Lindsay Dresser inthe Summer 
Number, it was inadvertently stated that Mrs Desser was the 
widow of John A. Dresser, B.A. ’93, M.A. 797, LLD. ’23. The 
late Mrs. Dresser was, of courst, the wife of Dr. Dresser, 
Consulting Geologist, of 437 St. James Street, Montreal. 


——_—— 


Marriages 

Alguire—In Cornwall, Ont., on June 24, Miss Miry Elizabeth 
Alguire, Past Student, to John A. D. MacIntyre 

Armstrong—In Montreal, on June 30, Miss Olve Elizabeth 
Gallant, of New Carlisle West, Que., to John Lloyl Armstrong, 
B. Eng. 36, son of J. W. Armstrong, B.A. 737, MD., C.M.’00, 
and of Mrs. Armstrong, of Outremont, Que. 

Baker—In Montreal, on June 3, Miss Ruth David. Baker, B.A, 
’35, to William David Mahafty. 

Ball—In Toronto, on June 2, Miss Henrietta Ball, 2ast Student, 
to Sir Frederick Banting. 

Bell—In Montreal, on August 2, Miss Agnes Mary Iill, daughter 
of the late W. H. P. Hill, M.D.’ 00, and of Mrs, Till, of Mont- 
real, to Duncan William James Bell, M.D. ’36, € Providence, 
R.I. 

Budden—In Montreal, on June 3, Miss Margaret Rosamond 
Stairs to Arthur Napier Budden, B.Sc. ’23, B.S. 28, son of 
Hanbury A. Budden, B.A.’85, B.C.L. ’88, and ofMrs. Budden, 
all of Montreal. 

Burdayron—In Tow Law, England, on July 3, Miss Beatrice 
Amelia Louise Burdayron, B.A. ’37, to. Leslie Mcton, of West 
Hartlepool, England. 

Byers—In Montreal, on June 23, Miss Anne Virgnia Winslow- 
Spragge, to Donald Newton Byers, B.A. ’33, soi of W. G. M. 
Byers, M.D. 94, D.Sc. ’09, and of Mrs. Byers, a! of Montreal. 

Calder-Skelton—In Montreal, on June 16, Mis Naomi M. 
Skelton, Past Student, to Tom Calder, B.A. ge VE LE Bos or 

Casselman—lIn Quebec, on June 14, Miss EmmaE. Crawford; 
of Valcartier, Que., to Rev. Archie B. Casselmai, B.A. ’36, of 
Valleyfield, Que. 

Connell—In Rothesay, N.B., on June 3, Miss Barbara_Lee 
Fairweather to Frederick Ralph Connell, M.D ’31, of* Saint 
John, N.B. 

Costom—In Montreal, on May 7, Miss Goldie Mron to David 
Costom, M.D. ’30, both of Montreal. 

Cunningham—In New Glasgow, N.S., on May27, Miss Joan 
Bert, of Reserve, C.B., to Allister Cunningham M.D. ’38, of 
Glace Bay, C.B. 

Dick—In Cobourg, Ont., on July 5, Miss Debonh Dick, B.A. 
’38, to Robert Winn Snyder, Jr., of Louisville, Ly. 

Dodd—In Montreal, on June 10, Miss Carol Buchinan Dettmers 
to John Gordon Dodd, B. Com. 32, both of Mntreal. 

Doubilet-Saltzman—In Montreal, on July 2¢ Miss Bessie 
Saltzman, B.Com. ’38, to Sam Doubilet, B.Com ’36. 

Edgar—In Montreal, on June 22, Miss Margaret \. Edgar, B.A. 
’37, to John Douglas Wood. 

Farrell-Wright—In Lachine, Que., on August 14 Miss Joanna 
Wright, B.A. ’39, daughter of H. P. Wright, MD. 14, and of 
Mrs. Wright, to Mark Farrell, B.Com. 734, all € Montreal. 

Folkins—In Charlottetown, P.E.I., on June 20, Aiss Margaret 
Elizabeth Black to Hillis O. Folkins, M.Sc. ’37 Ph.D. 39, of 
Chicago. 


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Frazee—In Vancouver, B.C., on June 9, Miss Margaret Isabel 
Frazee, Phys. Ed. 733, to John Edward Rogers Wood, both of 
Vancouver. 

Glassco—In Toronto, on June 28, Miss Jeanette Powell Kidder, 
to Meredith Grant Glassco, B.Com. 731, of St. Catharines, 
Ont., son of John G, Glassco, B.Sc. 00, M.Sc. 701, and of Mrs. 
Glassco, of Winnipeg. 

Gorrell—In London, Ont., on July 29, Miss Jean Carrick 
Rowat, to Douglas Stirling Gorrell, M.D. 37, son of Arthur 
S. Gorrell, M.D. ’90, and of Mrs. Gorrell, of Regina, Sask. 

Gradinger—In Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 2, Miss Claire Levy, to 
Arnold S. Gradinger, M.D. ’28, of Jamaica, Queens, Lae 

Hamilton-Neal—In Montreal, on June 27, Miss Edith Claire 
Neal, B.A. 732, to Lorne D. Hamilton, B.A. ’37, both of 
Montreal. 

Hartman—In Montreal, in May, Miss Joan Tyler, of Pointe 
Claire, Que., to Rev. George Ronald Hartman, B.A. ’38, of 
Crapaud, P.E.I. 

Hawes-Ellis—In Montreal, on_ July 1, Miss Margaret Irene 
Ellis, B.A. 736, to Rev. Albert E. Hawes, B.A. ’37, of Maniwaki, 
Que. 

Hingston—In Montreal, on June 1, Miss Andrea Aileen Hing- 
ston, B.A.’34, to Dr. Harold Sylvester Dolan, both of Montreal. 

Holland—In Galt, Ont., on July 1, Miss Florence Graham Angus, 
to Trevor Holland, B.Eng. ’32, of Montreal. 

Horner-McCrimmon—In St. Thomas, Ont., on May 20, Miss 
Mary Ellison McCrimmon, B.A. ’39, to Howden Richard 
Horner, B.Sc. 735, of Montreal. 

Howard—In Magog, Que., on June 10, Miss Alma Clavering 
Howard, B.Sc. 734, Ph.D. ’38, daughter of the late Hon. E. E. 
Howard, B.A. 795, B.C.L. 798, and of Mrs. Howard, of Mont- 
real, to Patrick William Rolleston. 

Hudston—In Moncton, N.B., on August 19, Miss Frances 
Marjorie MacLatchey, to Herbert Randolph Hudston, B.S.A. 
35, of Montreal. 

Jones—In Montreal West, on June 30, Miss Barbara Torrance, 
to Stuart Percival Jones, B.Eng. ’38. 

Jones—In Toronto, on June 24, Miss Gladys Austin, to Thad- 
deus C. Jones, B.Eng. 735, of Montreal. 

Kemble—In Westmount, Que., on July 15, Miss Anna Lorraine 
MacNichol, of Campbellton, N.B., to Edward Ernest Kemble, 
M.D. ’38, of Erie, Pa. 

Korenberg-Mendelson—In Montreal, on June 4, Miss Sarah 
Esther, Mendelson, B.Sc. ’37, to Morton M. Korenberg, B.Sc. 
36, M.D. ’39, both of Montreal. 

Lande—In Detroit, Mich., on June 14, Miss Helen Vera Prentis, 
to Lawrence Montague Lande, B.A. 28, of Montreal. 

Lang—In Montreal, on June 27, Miss Sybil Wilanski, to Leon 
Harvest Lang, D.D.S. ’37, both of Montreal. 

Larocque-McKenna—In Montreal, on June 17, Miss Evelyn 
Amy McKenna, Past Student, to Gerard L. Larocque, B. 
Eng. 32, M.Sc. ’33, Ph.D. 735, of Ottawa. 

Law—In Sedgley, England, on June 17, Miss Ruth Elizabeth 
Anderson, of Montreal, to Robert James Law, B.Eng. ’36, of 
Wombourne, England, son of Robert Law, M.D. ’99, and of 
Mrs. Law, of Ottawa. 

Luke—In Como, Que., on June 28, Miss Eleanore Margaret 
Wallace, to Josephus C. Luke, B.A. ’27, M.D. 731, both of 
Westmount. 

McCannel—In Portland, Ore., on June 10, Miss Mary Elizabeth 
(Betty) McRobbie, to John Sinclair McCannel, M.D. ’37, of 
Victoria, B.C. 

McEntyre—In Outremont, Que., on May 24, Miss Lucienne 
Robichon, to John Gear McEntyre, B.A. 734, B. Cilse38yien 
Montreal. 

McEwen—In Toronto, on July 22, Miss Winifred Viola May- 
nard, to Nelson Franklin McEwen, B.A. 733, of Toronto. 

McHugh—In Montreal, on June 28, Miss Jean Doggart Brodie, 
to Hollie Edward McHugh, B.Sc. ’32, M.D. ’36. 

McMorran-Stewart—In Westmount, Que., on July 8, Miss 
Catherine Elizabeth Stewart, B.A. 38, to Angus Baker Mc- 
Morran, B.A. ’37, of Montreal. 

Mason—In Lachute, Que., on June 7, Miss Freda Katherine 
Mason, B.A. ’33, daughter of James H . Mason, M.D. ’05, and 
of Mrs. Mason, to Allan Newton Biggar, of Montreal. 


Meakins—In Montreal, on June 8, Miss Mildred Larmonth, to 
Jonathan F. Meakins, M.D. ’36, of New York, son of Jonathan 
C. Meakins, M.D. ’04, and of Mrs. Meakins, of Montreal. 


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Naismith—In Overland Park, Kan., on June 10, Mrs. Florence 
M. Kincaid, to Dr. James Naismith, B.A. ’87, of the Univer 
sity of Kansas. 

O’Neill—In Granby, Que., on June 17, Miss Morna Yates 
O'Neill, B.A. ’35, to John Newark Falkner, of Montreal. 


Percy-Sullivan—In Hudson Heights, Que., on June 24, Miss 
Ruth Margaret Sullivan, Homemakers ’35, to George Thomas 
Percy, B.Com. ’35, of Hampstead, Que. 


Peters—In Westmount, Que., on August 3, Miss Elaine Taylor, 
to Charles Hamilton Peters, B.A. 28, son of C. A. Peters, 
M.D. ’98, and of Mrs. Peters, all of Montreal. 


Powers—In Carlington, Ont., on June 5, Miss Marguerite 
Lapointe, of Montreal, to Maurice Powers, M.D. ’34, son of 
Martin Powers, M.D. ’98, and of Mrs. Powers, of Rockland, 
Ont. 

Rehfuss—In Montreal, on June 24, Miss Elizabeth Consuelo 
(Betty) Rehfuss, B.A. ’38, to Earl Frederick Large, of Toronto. 

Ritchie-Taylor—In Montreal, on May 27, Miss Jean Patterson 
Taylor, B.A. ’33, to Rev. Arthur Stanley Crozier Ritchie, B.A. 
"32, both of Montreal. 

Ritchie—In Montreal, on August 5, Miss Marion Helen Mac- 
Iver, of Scotstown, Que., to Kenneth Stephen Ritchie, B.A. 
’32, M.D. ’36, of Montreal. 

Robinson—In Montreal, on June 21, Miss Jean Aileen Robin- 
son, Homemakers 734, to Wilfred Thompson Caldwell, of 
Vancouver, B.C. 

Rudkin—In Danville, Que., on August 2, Miss Sylvia Hester 
Ward, to Stanley Thomas Rudkin, B. Eng. ’34, of Montreal. 

Sabia-Villella—In Montreal, on July 26, Miss Laura Louise 
Villella, B.A. ’38, to Michael J. Sabia, M.D. ’38, of Ottawa. 

Savile—In Ottawa, on July 29, Miss Constance Eleanor Cole, to 
Douglas B. O. Savile, B.S.A. ’33, M.Sc. 734, of Ottawa. 


Sayre—In Bristol, Conn., on June 24, Miss Agnesmarie Bowes, 
to John F. Sayre, B.Eng. ’38, of Sydney, C.B. 

Schechter—In New Orchard Beach, Ont., on June 18, Miss 
Tessie Bessin, of Winchester, Ont., to Nathan Schechter, 
B.Sc. 732, M.D. ’36, of Ottawa. 

Scott—In Montreal, on July 12, Mrs. Isabel MacQueen, of New 
Glasgow, N.S., to Alexander Gordon Scott, \Biser.714). of 
Cowansville, Que. 

Shaw—In St. Lambert, Que., on August 5, Miss Mary Edith 
McMath, to Frederick W. B. Shaw, B.Eng, 734, 

Simburg-Garmaise—In Montreal, on June 4, Miss Pearl 
Estelle Garmaise, B.A. ’38, to Israel Joseph Simburg, M.D. ’38, 
of Vancouver. 

Simpson—In Montreal, in June, Miss Verla Donnen Kennedy, 
of Hamilton, Ont., to Edmund Evan Simpson, Jr., M.D. ’39, 
of Sacramento, Cal. 

Suthren—In Brownsburg, Que., on June 3, Miss Eira Roberts, 
to Joseph William Suthren, B.Eng. ’36, both of Brownsburg. 

Thompson—In Ottawa, on May 22, Miss Evelyn Elizabeth 
Topley Burgess, to Norman Albert Thompson, B.Sc. ’12, both 
of Ottawa. 

Thomson-Ashkanase—In Montreal, on June 10, Miss Ruth 
Bernice Ashkanase, B.A. ’36, to James Withell Thomson, 
B.Eng. ’38, of Timmins, Ont. 

Turner—In Three Rivers, Que., on July 1, Miss Catherine 
Elodie Baptist to Donald Calvert Turner, B.A. ’32, of Shawi- 
nigan Falls, Que. 

Turner-Johnson—In Westmount, Que., on June .10, Miss 
Eileen Norma Johnson, B.A. ’39, to Charles Norwood Turner, 
B.Com. ’36. 

Villard—In Fourteen Island Lake, Que., on July 22, Miss 
Florence Beatrice Christmas, of Montreal, to Paul Villard, 
B.Com. ’27, of Brownsburg, Que. 

Weldon-KohI—In Guelph, Ont., on August 19, Miss Suzanne 
Kohl, B.A. ’36, to Arthur Mitchell Weldon, B.A. ’34, B.C.L. 
"37, of Val d’Or, Que. 


Miss Antita Cora Mendel, of Montreal, who grad- 
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co-ed to graduate from McGill in Dentistry. McGill's 
two other women dental graduates—Florence John- 
ston, D.D.S., and Flora Gordon, D.D.S.—are practis- 
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Births 


Berry—In Cornwall, Ont., on June 3, to Rev. William G. Berry, 
M.A. °35, and Mrs. Berry, of Martintown, Ont., a daughter, 

Blaylock—In Montreal, on May 31, to Peter W. Blaylock, B.Sc. 
34 and Mrs. Blaylock, a daughter. 

Bowen—In Montreal, on May 10, to Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Bowen 
(Dawn Ekers, Past Student), a son. 

Brabander—In Montreal, on July 8, to Joachim O. W. Braban- 
der, M.D. ’32, and Mrs. Brabander, a daughter (died July 8), 

Blau—In New York, on June 11, to Abram Blau, B.Sc. (Arts) 
07 M.Sc. 29, M.D. 31, and Mrs. Blau (Anna Phyllis Wein- 
stein, B.A. ’29), a daughter. 

Brooks—In Montreal, on June 28, to Fisk Brooks, M.D. ’37: 
and Mrs. Brooks, a daughter. 

Carsley—In Montreal, on July 4, to {eek 
and Mrs. Carsley, a son. 

Cathcart—In Montreal, on July 2, to Mr. and Mrs. Harold M. 
Cathcart (Frances Wadey, Past Student), a son. 

Chalk—In Montreal, on May 8, to H. E. Chalk, B.Eng. , 
Mrs. Chalk, a daughter. 

Christmas—In Montreal, on June 5, to W. R. Christmas, B.Sc. 
(Arts) ’29, and Mrs. Christmas, a son. 

Clarke—In Montreal, on May 25, to George F. Clarke, B.Sc. «cal 
M.Eng. ’35, and Mrs. Clarke, of Brow nsburg, Que., a daughter. 

Coleman—In Halifax, N.S., on May 5, to Flight-Lieutenant 
Sheldon W. Coleman, B.Sc. ’28, and Mrs. Coleman, a daughter. 

Copnick—In Montreal, on June 27, to Irv ing Copnick, B.A. ’29, 
D.D.S. ’34, and Mrs. Copnick, a daughter. 

Crutchfield—In Montreal, on June 25, to Nelson Crutchfield, 
B.Com. 734, and Mrs. Crutchfield, a daughter. 

Cuddihy—In Montreal, on June 12, to Basil Cuddihy, M.D. "30, 
and Mrs. Cuddihy, a daughter. 

Cunningham—In Montreal, on June 8, to H. E. Cunningham, 
B.Sc. 31, and Mrs. Cunningham, a son. 

Dawson—In Montreal, on April 29, to H. L. Dawson, B.A. LS: 
M.D. ’21, and Mrs. Dawson, a son. 

Diner—In Montreal, on July 20, to Louis Diner, B.A. ’18, and 
Mrs. Diner, a daughter. 

Eberts—In Montreal, on July 4, to Edmond H. Eberts, B.A. ’28, 
B.C.L. ’31, and Mrs. Eberts, a son. 

Eve—In Montreal, on May 16, to Richard Eve, B.Arch. ’31, and 
Mrs. Eve, a daughter. 

Fay—In London, England, on May 16, to Edgar Stewart Fay, 
B.A. ’29, and Mrs. Fay (Kathleen Margaret Buell, Past Stu- 
dent), a son. 

Gavsie—In Montreal, on May 6, to W. H. Gavsie, M.D. ’27, 
and Mrs. Gavsie (Emily Lazarus, B.A. ’34), a daughter. 

Gentleman—In Montreal, on July 3, to W. J. B. Gentleman, 
C.A. 31, and Mrs. Gentleman, a daughter. 

Gray—In Montreal, on July 14, to Donald A. Gray, BiSe; -25 
and Mrs. Gray (Phyllis Lyth, Phy. Ed. ’31), a daughter. 

Harris—In New Rochelle, N.Y., on May 21, to Sidney L. Harris, 
M.D. ’25, and Mrs. Harris, a son. 

Hungerford—In Montreal, on May 4, to Stewart J. Hungerford, 
B.Sc. 731, and Mrs. Hungerford (Dorothy Brown, B.A. *32), 
a daughter. 

Irwin—In Montreal, on May 1, to Selwyn Irwin and Mrs. Irwin 
(Gertrude F. Sharp, B.A. ’29), a son. 

Kelly—In Hawkesbury, Ont., on June 5, to Dr. E. P. Kelly, 
Past Student, and Mrs. Kelly, a son. 

Kelly—In Cornwall, Ont., on July 20, to M. A. Kelly, M.D. ’27 
and Mrs. Kelly, a son. 

Kolber—In Montreal, on July 6, to J. Kolber, B.A.’11, M.D.’12, 
and Mrs. Kolber, a son. 

Lanthier—In Montreal, on July 22, to J. C. Lanthier, M.D. 25, 
and Mrs. Lanthier, a son. 

Lester—In Viking, Alberta, on June 15, to Rev. H. G. Lester, 
B.A. ’29, and Mrs. Lester, a daughter (died June 21). 

Liersch—In Montreal, on July 1, to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Liersch 
(Celeste Belnap, B.A. 731, B.L.S. ’33), a son (stillborn). 

Lipsett—In Montreal, on July 26, to S. G. Lipsett, Ph.D. Ba 
and Mrs. Lipsett, a daughter. 

Lloyd—In Toronto, on May 15, to David C. P. Lloyd, B.Sc. Dae 
and Mrs. Lloyd (Kathleen Mansfield Elliott, B.A. 730, M.D. 
736), a daughter. 


Carsley, B.A. 735, 


33, and 


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MacLaren—In Bondville, Que., on June 21, to A.Roy MacLaren, 
B.Sc. 723, and Mrs. MacLaren, a son. 

McKelvey—In Montreal, on May 8, to Morley McKelvey, B.Sc. 
(Arts) 729, M.D. 734, and Mrs. McKelvey, of Magog, Que., a 
daughter. 

McMartin—In Montreal, on May 2, to W. Finlay McMartin, 
> A. 730, M.D. ’35, and Mrs. McMartin, of Lachute, Que., 
a son. 

Mathews—In St. Catharines, Ont., on July 18, to Rev. Arnold 
\. Mathews, B.A. ’27, and Mrs. Mathews, a son. 

Morgan—In Buffalo, N.Y., on May 27, to O. M. Morgan, Ph.D. 
30. and Mrs. Morgan, a daughter. 

Morse—In Chicago, on May 23, to T. S. Morse, B.Eng. 36, and 
Mrs. Morse (Lolo P. Cooke, B.A. 36), a son. 

Mowatt—In Montreal, on June 15, to Mr. and Mrs. Erskine 
Mowatt (Greta Larminie, B.A. 33), a son. 

Norris—In Montreal, on May 8, to K. E. Norris, B.A. 729, M.A. 
31. Ph.D. ’39, and Mrs. Norris, a son. 

Rorke—In Toronto, on February 19, to Charles B. Rorke, B.Sc. 
23, and Mrs. Rorke, a daughter. 

Rutherford—In Montreal, on July 23, to J. Forest Rutherford, 
B.Sc. ’26, and Mrs. Rutherford (Florence E. Featherston, 
B.A. 727, M.A. ’29), a daughter. 

Sankey—In St. Catharines, Ont., on July 13, to Charles A. 
Sankey, M.Sc. ’28, Ph.D. ’30, and Mrs. Sankey, a son. 

Scherzer—lIn Montreal, on July 31, to Alfred L. Scherzer, D.D.S. 
‘27, and Mrs. Scherzer, a son. 

Seybold—In Montreal, on June 22, to Hugh Seybold, B.Eng. ’33, 
end Mrs. Seybold, a son. 

Shepherd—In Windsor, Ont., on April 15, to Grosvenor H. 
Shepherd, M.D. ’34, and Mrs. Shepherd, a daughter. 

Smith—In Barrie, Ont., on June 27, to Captain Gordon Caring- 
ton Smith, B.Sc. 731, and Mrs. Smith, of Camp Borden, a 
daughter. 

Smith—In Montreal, on May 29, to Rev. R. Douglas Smith, 
B.A. ’29, and Mrs. Smith (M. L. Smyth, B.A. ’29, Soc. Workers 
’30), of Brockville, Ont., twin sons. 

Taylor—In Montreal, on July 30, to Frederick B. Taylor 
B.Arch. ’30, and Mrs. Taylor, a son. 
Taylor—In Hamilton, Ont., on June 7, 
B.Eng. 735, and Mrs. Taylor, a son. 
Temple—In Montreal, on July 11, to Allen Temple, M.D. ’30, 

and Mrs. Temple, a son. 

Terry—In Montreal, on May 9, to Mr. and Mrs. W. Harrison 
Terry (Hazel M. Howe, Past Student), a son. 

Tough—In Owen Sound, Ont., on June 13, to David L. Tough, 
B.A. 31, M.A. ’32, and Mrs. Tough (Margaret Allen, B.A. ’32, 
B.L.S.), a son (died June 13). 

Viner—In Montreal, on May 10, to Abraham Korah Viner, B.A. 
17, M.D. ’20, and Mrs. Viner, a daughter. 

Webster—In Montreal, on June 18, to Mr. and Mrs. Stuart 
Webster (Mary Gregory, B.A. ’38), a daughter. 

Winn—In Montreal, on May 21, to A. R. Winn, B.Sc. (Arts) 
93, D.D.S. ’28, and Mrs. Winn, a son. 


to John H. Taylor, 


Alice Vibert Douglas, M.B.E., Ph.D., F.R.A.S., 
Dean of Women, Queen's University 


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ability of Miss Douglas for its growth and activity 
during the last fifteen years, and she has always been 
the most active officer in this branch of the Society. 
She is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society of 
London, a life member of the American Astronomical 
Association, a life member of the Royal Astronomical 
Society of Canada and a life member of the Amateur 
Association of Variable Star Observers. 

A woman of charming personality, entirely free 
from educational fads, and long experienced as a 
student adviser, Miss Douglas will assume her position 


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as Dean of Women at Queen’s under circumstances 
of the happiest promise for continued distinction. 

Three well-known men who have a reputation for 
meticulously avoiding exaggeration in testimonials, 
wrote as follows: 

Sir Auckland Geddes wrote of her war work 
“She impressed me as a woman of great intellectual 
capacity and character, and as one capable of sup- 
porting a load of responsibility.” Dean A. S. Eve 
stated—‘‘She is a woman of fine character and high 
ability, equally gifted as a writer, lecturer and speaker, 
with no equal in Canada.’”’ Dr. H. M. Tory referred to 
her as ‘‘a woman of rare intellectual capacity, having 
had a long academic training and wide experience.” 

She carries to Queen’s the best wishes of a host of 
admiring friends in Montreal, and in the Department 
of Physics at McGill University, her unfailing cheerful- 
ness, her conscientious devotion to her work, and her 
readiness to help any of her colleagues at any time, 
will long be missed with keen regret. 


The McGill Fortnightly Review: 


A Casual Reminiscence 
(Continued from Page 22) 


many third-rate books, which did not deserve atten- 
tion, received third-rate reviews. 

At the end of the second year all the editors grad- 
uated. Smith won an exchange fellowship and went 
to Edinburgh. Latham was named Moyse scholar 
and went to Germany. Scott entered a law office for 
a brief term, later to be called to McGill’s law faculty. 
I went into the graduate school and a year later also 
went abroad on a fellowship. Schwartz went into 
social work. We held our final meeting; used up the 
last of our funds in putting out a final enlarged issue 
of the Fortnightly and agreed that we should make no 
effort to have the publication continued. 

We agreed that we were the Fortnightly, and that 
other editors who wanted an independent publication 
would have to be something else. Our last issue was 
as good as our first, if not better. It had a three-page 
article by Eugene Forsey on Canadian politics, Scott’s 
famous poem on the Canadian Authors’ Association, 
poems by Smith in Vincent Starr, 
Michael Gard and himself, a story by Leo Kennedy, a 


three moods 
story by Hans Mann (the pseudonym of Graeme 
Taylor who later went to Paris and wrote for transi- 
tion), a poem by Ellen Hemmeon (who signed herself 
Hogben. Otto 
Klineberg, who had been associated with the Daily 
literary supplement, sent up from New York an 
article.on ‘“The Academic Scene.”’ 

So the Fortnightly, ‘‘an independent journal of 
literature and_ student 
took its leave. The editors like to think there has 
been nothing like it at McGill since. 


Bliss Chapman) and a poem by 


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University Staft Changes 


Among the appointments, promotions and resigna- 
tions announced by the University authorities during 
the summer months were the following: 


APPOINTMENTS: 

G. Lyman Duff, M.A., M.D., Ph.D. (Toronto), Strathcona 
Professor of Pathology as from July 1, 1939. 

Margaret S. McCready, B.A. (Toronto), Director of the School 
of Household Science, Macdonald College. 

Iveagh Munro, B.Sc., M.A. in Physical Education (Teachers 
College, Columbia University), Diploma of Physical Education 
(McGill), Physical Director for Women. 

Frank O. Morrison, B.A., B.Sc., M.Sc. in Agri. (Alberta), Ph.D. 
(McGill), Lecturer in Entomology at Macdonald College. 

P. Roy Wilson, B.Arch., and John Bland, B.Arch., Sessional 
Lecturers and Demonstrators, School of Architecture. 

Martin D. O’Shaughnessy, M.Eng., Sessional Lecturer and 
Demonstrator, Department of Mining and Metallurgical En- 
gineering. 

Harold F. Morrow, B.Sc. (Saskatchewan), Demonstrator in 
Geological Sciences. 

H. H. Feeney, B.Sc.; D. Shugar, B.Sc.; D. B. Scott, B.Sc.; 
Gordon A. R. Graham, B.A.; Vernal Josephson, M.Sc.; 
Murray Telford, B.Sc., Demonstrators in Physics. 

H. David Chipps, M.D. (Louisville), Demonstrator in Pathology. 

*Frank P. Flood, B.A., M.D., C.M.; *Alan W. Gray, M.D., 
C.M., and Gerald Walker, M.D. (Queen’s), Assistant Demon- 
strators in Pathology. 

William Rogers Foote, B.A. (Bri. Col.) M.D., C.M., Teaching 
Fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 

Prof. Ramsay Traquair, Emeritus Professor of Architecture. 

CG. A. Winkler, M.Sc. (Man.), Ph.D. (McGill and Oxon.), Assis- 
tant Professor of Chemistry for a term of three years. 

E. N. Palmquist, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Cornell), Assistant Professor of 
Botany for a term of three years. 

C. B. Taylor, B.S.A., Ph.D. (London), Lecturer in Bacteriology 
at Macdonald College for 1939-40 session. 


REAPPOINTMENTS: 

*Prof. J. J. O’Neill, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies 
and Research for one year. 

*Prof. C. S. LeMesurier, Dean of the Faculty of Law for one 
year. 

*Dr. Grant Fleming, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for one 
year. 

*Dr. A. L. Walsh, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry for 
one year. 

*Prof. C. P. Martin, Head of the Department of Anatomy for 
three years. 

Prof. W. D. McFarlane, Head of the Department of Chemistry 
at Macdonald College for three years. 

Dr. W. H. Brittain, Acting Head of the Department of Zoology 
for the 1939-40 session. 


PART-TIME APPOINTMENTS: 

E. G. Smith, M.D., C.M., Clinical Professor of Urology. 

Herbert Jasper, Ph.D. (Iowa), D.Sc. (Paris), Lecturer in Neu- 
rological Lectrography. 

H. F. Moseley, M.D., M.Ch. (Oxon.), and S. G. Baxter, M.D., 
C.M., Demonstrators in Surgery from September 1. 

*A, M. Tanney, M.D., C.M., Demonstrator in Urology from 
September 1. 

T. E. Dancey, B.A., M.D., C.M., and A. A. McKay, M.D., 
C.M., Demonstrators in Psychiatry, from September 1. 

L. P. Demers, M.D. (U. of Montreal) and *Mabel F. Howie, 
B.Sc., M.D., C.M., Demonstrators in Bacteriology, from 
September 1. 

D. R. Webster, B.A. (Dal.), Ph.D., M.D. (Dal.), Assistant 
Demonstrator in Surgery, from September 1. 


*Member of The Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


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J. G. Petrie, M.D., CM., and J. G. Shannon, M.D. (Tor.), 
Assistant Demonstraors in Orthopaedic Surgery, from Sep- 
tember 1. 

Robert Pudenz, M.D, (Duke), and H. G. Reid, M.D., C.M., 
Assistant Demonstrabrs in Urology from September 1. 

Fergus D. Johnson, BA., M.D., A.A. Browne Fellow in Obste- 
trics and Gynaecolog’. 

William Stewart, B.S, M.D. (Oklahoma); John McCarter, 
M.D. (Wisconsin); Ci-cheng Cao, B.S., M.D. (Peiping); 
Prados y Such, MD. (Madrid); Warren Brown, M.D. 
(Texas); Mervyn Giffiths, M.Sc. (Sydney), Research Fel- 
lows, Neurology and Neurosurgery. 


PROMOTIONS: 


W. T. B. Mitchell, M3. (Toronto), from Assistant Professor of 
Public Health and Peventive Medicine to Associate Professor 
of Psychiatry and Asistant Professor of Public Health and 
Preventive Medicine. 

*C. K. P. Henry, MD., C.M., from Assistant Professor to 
Associate Professor ¢ Surgery. 

*S. Graham Ross, B.\., M.D., C.M., from Assistant Professor 
to Associate Professc of Paediatrics. 

*H. C. Burgess, M.D, C.M., from Clinical Professor to Asso- 
ciate Professor of Obtetrics and Gynaecology. 

*A. D. Campbell, MD., C.M., from Assistant Professor to 
Associate Professor ¢ Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 

*L. M. Lindsay, M.I., C.M., and Alton Goldbloom, B.A., 
M.D., C.M., from Leturers to Assistant Professors of Paedia- 
trics. 

*A. R. Elvidge, M.Sc, M.D., C.M., Ph.D., from Lecturer to 
Assistant Professor ¢ Surgery. 

John G. Armour, M.S&., M.D., C.M., from Lecturer to Assistant 

_ Professor of Surgery. 

+L. H. McKim, M.D. C.M., A. J. Stewart, M.D., C.M., *C. 
A. McIntosh, M.A, M.D., C.M., and *Howard Dawson, 
B.A., M.D., C.M., frm Demonstrators to Lecturers in Surgery. 

Jessie B. Scriver, BA., M.D., C.M., A. K. Geddes, M.D., 
C.M., and Alan Res, M.D., C.M., from Demonstrators to 

ecturers in Paediatics. 

*F, A. H. Wilkinson,M.D., C.M., from Demonstrator to Lec- 

turer in Anaesthesia 

*L. P. Ereaux, B.Sc, M.D., C.M., from Demonstrator to 

Lecturer in Dermatdogy. 

Francis McNaughto, B.A., M.D., C.M., from Demonstrator 

to Lecturer in Neurdogy and Teaching Fellow in Anatomy. 

*S. J. Martin, M.D., ¢.M., and Edgar M. Cooper, M.D., C.M., 

rom Assistant Demmnstrators to Demonstrators in Surgery. 

J. G. Luke, B.A., M.I., C.M., and H. S. Morton, B.A., M.Sc., 
M.B., B.S. (Lond., from Demonstrators in Anatomy to 
Demonstrators in Sigery. 

S. J. Usher, B.A., M., C.M., and P. N. MacDermot, M.D., 
C.M., from Assistat Demonstrators to Demonstrators in 
Paediatrics. 

John Kerschman, N.Sc., M.D., C.M., from Research Fellow 
to Demonstrator inNeurology. 

Francis A. Echlin, M.D., C.M., from Research Fellow to 
Assistant Demonstr.tor in Neurology and Research Fellow in 
Neurology and Nevosurgery. 

*Dr. Lorne C. Mongomery, Professor of Medicine, for five 
years. 

Dr. S. Handford McXee, Professor of Ophthalmology, for five 
years. 

R. de H. Tupper, Seretary of the Faculty of Music, to Vice- 
Director of the Conervatorium of Music, for five years. 

J. P. Humphrey, B.Om., B.A., B.C.L., from Lecturer in Roman 
Law, to Associate Fofessor of Law, for five years. 

*Brooke Claxton, BC.L., from Lecturer in Commercial Law, 
to Associate Profesor of Law, for five years. 

W. H. Watson, M.i., Ph.D. (Edin. and Cantab.), F.R.S.C., 
from Assistant to Asociate Professor of Physics, for five years. 

*A. S. Noad, M.A.,from Assistant to Associate Professor of 
English. 


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“J. E. Gill; Ph.D. (Princeton), F.BS.C., and F. Fitz 
Osborne, M.A.Sc. (U.B.C.), Ph.D. (ale), F.R.S.C.,. from 
Assistant to Associate Professors of Gelogy, for three years. 

W. H. Barnes, M.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.S.C.,and J. H. Mennie, 
M.A. (British Columbia), B.Sc. (Oxon),Ph.D., from Assistant 
to Associate Professors of Chemistry, fa five years. 

N. W. Morton, Ph.D., from Lecturer to \ssistant Professor in 
Psychology, for three years. 

S. Lippincott, M.D., C.M., from Demostrator to Lecturer in 
Pathology for the 1939-40 session. 

W. H. Mathews, M.D., C.M., from Teachng Fellow to Lecturer 
in Bacteriology for the 1939-40 session. 

Mrs. H. L. Henry, B.A. (T.C.D.), from Assistant to Sessional 
Lecturer in Spanish for the 1939-40 sesson. 


RESIGNATIONS: 


Alice Vibert Douglas, Ph.D., Lecturer inPhysics, as from Sep- 
tember 1, to become Dean of Women a Queen’s University. 

J. W. McBain Cameron, Lecturer in intomology, as from 
July 31, to become Provincial Entomolgist of Nova Scotia. 

D. K. Froman, Ph.D., Assistant Professe of Physics at Mac- 
donald College, to become Assistant Ppfessor of Physics at 
McGill. 

J. G. Browne, M.D., C.M., Lecturer, Deartment of Medicine. 

*Mary C. Childs, University Medical Ofcer for Women. 


*Member of The Graduates’ Society of McGill Uiversity. 


The McGill-Congo Expedition, 938-39 


(Continued from Page 24) 


fortunate still in getting a Bongo,a large and very 
shy deep-jungle antelope of a beautifil chestnut colour. 
By remaining in the Congo five weels longer than the 
rest of the party, Mr. Coultas obtain six more Congo 
Peacocks, in a new district on the Aruwimi River, 
northwest of Stanleyville. 

In all, the expedition collected aproximately 100 
ethnological objects, 450 birds, 150 mammals, 7,800 
butterflies and moths, 10,000 feet ¢ colour film and 
3,300 still pictures in colour. Tody, unfortunately, 
McGill has insufficient facilities for toring or exhibit- 
ing the birds and mammals. Theréore, an arrange- 
ment has been made to have these specimens cared 
for, as a loan collection, by the Nuseum of Com- 
parative Zoology at Harvard Colleg, until such time 
as McGill shall have suitable acconmodation avail- 
able. The ethnological and entomoogical collections 
have already reached McGill, howeer. 

The members of the expedition, vho were warmly 
received by the Belgian authoritiesin both Brussels 
and the Congo, were greatly impresed by the effi- 
ciency of the Belgian Colonial Admitistration, by the 
remarkable system of good roads vhich have been 
constructed through difficult mountins and tropical 
forests, and by the amazing beauty if many parts of 
the 8,000-mile journey in the Conro.. In all, the 
expedition covered about 26,000 mile. 


Dr. W. D. Tait, Head of the Deprtment of Psy- 
chology, spoke on “The Youth Movement” at a 
recent meeting of the Commercial Clib, Halifax, N.S. 


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FACULTY OF MEDICINE 


Medicine ’80 
Heard, C. Dew 


Donnelly, Augustine J. 
McDonald, W. F. 
McDougall, Archibald 
McSorley, Hugh S. 


Medicine '81 ™ ug! 
Townsend, Cecil 


Lang, William A. 
Laurin, Edgar J. Medicine ’01 
Harley, Richard James 


Medicine ’87 
or a Russel, Edward M. 


Morgan, Vincent H. 
Norman, Telfer J. 
Ross, Donald Lawrence 
Wilkins, Horace P. 


Medicine ’03 
Mitchell, Isaiah Edward 


Medicine 05 
Brown, Frederick 5. 
Prendergast, Archer Ross 


Wilkinson, William M. 


Medicine ’91 


Shirriff, George Robert 


Medicine 94 


David, Robert Edward Medicine 06 


Medicine ’95 Hill, Richard C. 


Hogle, John Herbert Modine OT 
Grier, Reginald T. 
Hollbrook, Robert E. 
Norton, Frank A. 
Pelletier, Henry G. 
Wilson, Albert Archer 


Woodrow, James Burton 


Medicine '96 
Ryan, Joseph P. 
Smith, R. Stanley 


Medicine ’97 
Clindinen, Sylvester L. 
Kirby, Walter S. 

Lockway, J. L. 
Midgley, Robert J. 
Sutherland, George Robert 


Medicine ’08 
Davis, Stephen 


Medicine ’10 
Burton, W. E. 
Hepburn, W. G. 
MacNaughton, M. W. 


Medicine 99 
Shore, R. A. 
Medicine 00 


Clemesha, William F. 
Cook, Charles Richard 


Medicine ’12 
Crawford, John Wesley 


Library Books Sent to Far North 


Forty volumes from the McGill Redpath Library 
travelled 10,000 miles this summer aboard the SS. 
Nascopie and for the first time in history McGill 
library books were read within 600 miles of the North 
Pole. The 40 volumes, which is the regulation number 
for a McGill travelling library, were made up from the 
more than 17,000 on the shelves of the department and 
were largely recreational in character. The only author 
to have the honour of two books on the list was Dr. 
Stephen Leacock, Emeritus Professor of Political 
Economy. Since the founding of the McGill travelling 
libraries in 1901 in memory of the late Hugh Mc- 
Lennan, books have been sent from coast to coast, 
but they have never before been taken into the polar 
regions. 


Stephen Leacock Rescues Boatsman 


Dr. Stephen Leacock, noted Canadian author and 
Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at McGill 
University, played a prominent part in the rescue of 
Percy Bartleman of Orillia, Ont., whose sailing canoe 
capsized on storm-tossed Lake Couchiching on July 9. 


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Medicine ’13 
Krolick, Melville 


Medicine ’15 
Grant, Wm. James 
Denny, James P. 
Griffith, Gerald T. 
Moffatt, Howard Lee 
Smith, David L. 
Wilson, Robert Donald 


Medicine ’17 
Bernard, S. D. 
Sasksner, M. H. 


Medicine ’18 
Donelly, Frank J. 


MacLaughlan, Robert H. 


Warren, Joseph R. 


Medicine '19 
Challenger, Neville E. 
Williams, John R. 


Medicine ’20 


Henderson, Marshall W. 


Medicine ’22 
Fox, Charles B. 
Reinhorn, Charles G. 


Medicine ’23 
Gundeson, C. N. 
Medicine ’25 


Chan, Qui Hin 
Walker, Douglas Wm. 


Medicine ’26 


Dragan, George Ernest 


Medicine '27 
Harrison, Winston F. 
Noonan, W. J. 

Raff, Joseph 


Medicine ’28 


Melik-Vartanian, H. 
Shankman, Harry Loeb 


Medicine ’30 
Arnold, Leonard C. 
Fagan, John W. 
Malamud, Nathan 


Medicine ’31 
Blond, Harry H. 
Davis, Harry 


Medicine ’32 
Kennedy, George I. 
Kwauk, S. S. 

Medicine '34 
Parkovnick, Samuel L. 
35 
Margolick, Moses 


Medicine 


Medicine ’36 
Garron, Geneva Goodrich 
O'Neil, Gordon B. 
Rubin, Jack 


Medicine ’37 
McDonald, Howard A. 
Patton, Hugh B. 


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1939 


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many of the jobs that keep Canada busy. 
Tens of thousands of Canadian men and women 
are at work today on jobs that did not exist in 
1900. These jobs do exist today because, through 
research, industry has been able to develop 
hundreds of new products. And it has been 
able to make them so inexpensive that millions 
of people have been able to buy them. 


These jobs are ‘‘test-tube babies,’’ created in 
the modern research laboratories of industry. 
As a result, thousands of people are employed 
today in welding, in making and selling radios, 
electric refrigerators, lamp bulbs, automobiles, 


and hundreds of other manufactured products 
invented within the memory of many now 
living. 


General Electric engineers and research scien- 
tists have contributed greatly to this progress. 
From the G-E Research Laboratory has come 
the modern electric lamp, which uses less 
electricity and gives more light, thereby saving 
the public thousands of dollars a night. From it 
have come the modern x-ray tube which is help- 
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THE 
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Winter, 1939 
Vol. XXI, No. 2 


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Cowansville, Que. 

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Godalming, Surrey, England 

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328 Waverley St., Ottawa 

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406 O’Connor St., Ottawa 


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144 Grand Allée, Quebec 


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F. Cyril James, Ph.D., Appointed 
Principal of McGill University 


NNOUNCEMENT of the appointment Obes 
Cyril James, B.Com., M.A., Ph.D., as Principal 
and Vice-Chancellor of McGill was made on Novem- 
ber 1 by Sir Edward Beatty, Cop bow. LL.D., 
Chancellor of the University. Dr. James, who has 
been Director of McGill's School of Commerce since 
September 1 last, will take office on January 1| next, 
succeeding Lewis Williams Douglas, LL.D., who is 
leaving McGill to become President of the Mutual 
Life Insurance Company of New York. 

British-born, Dr. James has spent the greater part 
of the last fifteen years on this continent and, although 
he is only thirty-six years of age, he has already made 
a name for himself in academic and financial circles 


in the United States. A grad- 


Professor James vas born in London in 1903, and 
is a British subject. He is now a member of the staff 
of the University, and was brought to McGill in 
September of this ysar to serve as the Director of the 
School of Commere, to undertake its reorganization 
and to investigate the possibility of establishing in 
Canada an institut’ to conduct economic research of 
a fundamental natue. His service in the University, 
although short, hes disclosed a grasp of practical 
affairs, a knowledg of University policy, a compre- 
hension of the furttions of an institution of higher 
learning, and an intimate acquaintanceship with 
North American pnblems that has impressed all those 
who have had evel a passing acquaintance with him. 

Professor James is himself a 


uate of the University of | 
| 


London and of the University Principa 
of Pennsylvania, Dr. James was 
Professor of Finance and Chair- 
man of the Graduate Faculty in 
the Social Sciences at the latter 
institution when he ap- 
pointed to succeed Prof. R. M. 


Sugars as Director of the School 


was 


of Commerce last spring. 
Granted leave of absence from 
his university post during the 
1937-38 session, he became an 
officer and economist of the 
First National Bank of Chica- 
go. 
the adviser on research to the 
Association of City 
Bankers in the United States. 

Dr. the 
youngest man to be appointed 
Principal of McGill. Sir William 
Dawson, ‘‘the man who made 


During 1936 he acted as 
Reserve 
second 


James is 


McGill,” was thirty-five years of 


age when he became Principal. 

In announcing the appoint- 
ment, Sir Edward Beatty issued 
the following statement: 

The Board of Governors of 
McGill University today ap- 
pointed Professor Frank Cyril 
James as Principal and Vice- 
Chancellor of McGill Univer- 
sity, to take effect on January 
{st, 1940, when Principal L. W. 
Douglas retires. 


appreciation. 


the world. 


l-elect Greets Graduates 

The greatness of a university vs measured 
in terms of men, rather than of books or 
buildings, and the history of McGill offers 
ample testimony to that fact. 
of her Principals from Dean Mountain to 
Dr. Douglas, whose resignation leaves me 
with a deep sense of personal loss, are 
known throughout Canada, and those of 
her outstanding professors are written im 
indelible letters wpon the pages of history. 

But the community of a university is 
not confined to Professors: it embraces all 
those who are now studying within its 
walls as well as those students who have 
graduated into the wider fields of life. All 
of us are members of one family, each of 
us has some portion of the University’s 
reputation in our charge, by each one oj 
us the University 1s known. 

Nor is it unimportant to emphasize s« 
simple a trust in these days when McGill 
in common with every other university 
confronts a future in which it will be 
called upon to play a great part in the 
solution of the multitudinous problem: 
that confront the world. 
is to accept the challenge, and play a rol 
worthy of her great traditions, all of wu 
must co-operate in the effort. 
messages that I have received from grad 
uates demonstrates widespread recognition 
of this fact, and I want to take this op 
portunity to send a word of greeting ani 
Let us hope that, by th 
common labours of us all, McGill may b 
enabled ever to continue her growth 1 
reputation and service to Canada and b 


(Signed) F. Cyrit J AMEs. 


| distinguished scholar, with a 
broad university background. 
After he took his degree in 
1923 at the London School of 
Economics, he was engaged as 
a member of the staff of 
Barclays Bank in London. In 
December, 1923, he won the 
Sir Ernest Cassell Fellowship 
in Economics, an award granted 


The names 


by the University of London 
for the purpose of investigating 
economic conditions in North 
America. Under the terms of 
this award he travelled in North 
several months, 
and then attended the Grad- 
uate School of the University 


America for 


of Pennsylvania to pursue post- 
graduate work. He received at 
the hands of the University of 
Pennsylvania the degrees of 
Master of Arts in 1924 and 
Doctor of Philosophy in 1926. 
In 1924 he was appointed 
Instructor in Finance in the 
Wharton School of Finance and 
Commerce of the University of 


If our Universiti 


The man 


Pennsylvania, and rose step by 
step to the grade of full Pro- 
fessor of Finance in 1935 and 
of the Graduate 
Faculty of Social Sciences of 


Chairman 


the university. 


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THE McGILL NEWS 


Photograph by Bachrach 


F Cyril James, B.Com., M.A., Ph.D. 


Ninth Principal of McGill University 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


Professor James is a member of the Board of Direct- 
ors of the American Academy of Political and Social 
Science, and is Secretary of the Advisory Conference 
on Financial Research of the National Bureau of 
Economic Research. During 1936 he acted as adviser 
on research to the Association of Reserve City Bankers 
in the United States. 
granted leave of absence from the University of 


For the session 1937-38 he was 


Pennsylvania, to occupy the position of economist 
of the First National Bank of Chicago for the purpose 
of undertaking a study of the Chicago money market. 
He is a member of the Institute of Marine Engineers, 
a Eellow of the Royal Economic Society and a mem- 
ber of the National Liberal Club in London. In the 
years from 1935 to 1937 he held the post of Executive 
Vice-President of the Economists National Committee 
on Monetary Policy. He has written and had pub- 
lished the following books: ‘‘Cyclical Fluctuations in 
1926; 
“The Economics of Money, Credit and Banking,” 
1930 and 1935; ‘’The Road to Revival,” 1932; ‘England 
1932: “The Growth of Chicago Banks,”’ 
2 vols., 1938; numerous articles on various aspects of 


the Shipping and Shipbuilding Industries,” 


Today,” 


monetary and economic policies. He has collaborated 
with others in the publication in 1935 of “The Meaning 
of Money,” and in 1939 of ‘‘Economic Problems in a 
Changing World.” 

Throughout the years Professor James has main- 
tained and strengthened his ties with the academic 
and business communities 
of England, and he brings 
to McGill a cosmopolitan 
understanding of the edu- 
cational 
public problems of two 
continents. 


policies and 


He is young, 
vigorous, a man with 
ideas and high stand- 
McGill is 
fortunate indeed to have 


ards of culture. 
him, and the University 
looks forward confidently 
to long years of progress 
under his leadership. 


$e 


In interviews with Mont- 
real newspapers soon after 
the announcement of his 
appointment, Dr. James 
disclosed that there would 
be no rapid changes in the 
administrative policies of 
the University. 

“T= planys me: -Ssaidie ) t0 
continue the administra- 
tive policy which has been 


Mrs. F. Cyr JAMEs 


carried out by Mr. Douglas, whose 
Principal and Vice- 
Naturally I expect to 


so effectively 
from the office of 


retirement 
Chancellor I regret very much. 
develop certain ideas in regard to University adminis- 


tration, but these will not involve abrupt changes. 

“Tt is my desire to have contact with the students, 
both inside and outside the classrooms. This may not 
be possible during the early part of my tenure in 
office, during which details of administration will 
have first demand upon my time, but it is my hope to 
maintain contact with teaching as a teacher, as well 
as an administrator.” 

Rather than curtail their activities during the war, 
Dr. James feels that Canadian universities can serve 
the Dominion, the Empire and western civilization 
better by taking over the burden which universities 
in Great Britain are at present unable to carry out. 

“The preparation for the post-war problem is of 
he declared. ‘‘Since the 
war has of necessity contracted the facilities of the 


tremendous importance,” 


major English universities, McGill, as one of the oldest 
Canadian universities, has a major part to play. 
Unless Canada tackles the problem of education 
during the war there will be a serious dearth of edu- 
cated men afterwards.” 

Immediately after Sir Edward Beatty announced 
the appointment of Dr. James, the Principal-elect 
issued the following message to the students of the 
University through the columns of the McGill Daily: 

“The present war will 
undoubtedly give rise to 
problems of economic and 
political adjustment, after 
the conclusion of hostilities, 
of an infinitely more dif- 
ficult and complex kind 

than those which followed 
the armistice of 1918. 

“Tf those problems are 
to be satisfactorily solved 
and the future of the Anglo- 
Saxon ideal of civilization 
to be preserved it is im- 
perative that the men and 
women of our universities 
should at this time be con- 
formulating 
their attitude towards both 
domestic and international 


sidering and 


problems. The officers, 
students of 
McGill University are 


faculty and 


therefore engaged in a co- 
operative effort of major 
significance. 


(Continued on Page 42) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


orem, 


Montreal Gazette photo 


Major-General A. G. L. McNaughton, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., Commander of the First Division, Canadian Active Service Force, 
and graduate of McGill University, giving the dedication address at the laying of the cornerstone of the Sir Arthur Currie Memorial 
Gymnasium-Armoury. On the right are, left to right: Hugh Crombie, President of The Graduates’ Society; Sir Edward Beatty, 
Chancellor of the University; Lady Currie, who laid the cornerstone; Rt. Rev. Arthur Carlisle, Lord Bishop 
of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal; Lewis W. Douglas, Principal and Vice-Chancellor 
of McGill; and, in the background, Col. E. G. M. Cape. 


Gymnasium Cornerstone Laid 


HE memory of a great Canadian was honoured, 

and the hope of McGill men for over fifty years 
advanced another step to reality on Saturday, No- 
vember 4, as Lady Currie, widow of the former 
Principal of the University and Great War Com- 
mander of the Canadian Corps, formally laid the 
cornerstone of the new Sir Arthur Currie Memorial 
Gymnasium-Armoury. 

Major-General A. -G. L. McNaughton, C.B., 
C.M.G., D.S.O., Officer Commanding the 1st Division, 
Canadian Active Service Force, and himself a graduate 
of McGill, gave the dedication address. Sir Edward 
Beatty, Chancellor of McGill, presided, and the 
dedication prayer was pronounced by the Right Rev. 
Arthur Carlisle, Anglican Bishop of Montreal. 

Major-General McNaughton spoke, in part, as 
follows: 

“We are met here today to participate in a cere- 
mony, the significance of which derives from the past, 
belongs to the present and will, we hope, carry forward 
into the future. 

“The building which will grace this site is being 
erected as a memorial to our Corps Commander in 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


the last war, and to generations of students of McGill 
University, as well as to ourselves; it will serve as an 
ever present reminder of the great part which he 
played in leading our forces to victory on the last 
occasion on which it was necessary to call a halt to 
the menace of German arms. 

“To those of us who served under his command and 
who went through, with him, the trying and very 
bitter experience of the long years between August, 
1914, and November, 1918, it is a sad reflection to 
realize that the peace with security and justice which 
we thought had been achieved is again in peril. . . 
There is no alternative—the pursuits of peace must 
be put aside and we must again devote our full at- 
tention and the whole of our minds to war, for if we 
do not, we stand in danger of being submerged. 

“Unpleasant, distasteful and wholly undesired, the 
situation is upon us and no good purpose will be 
served by bemoaning our fate. . .. Rather, with coura- 
geous hearts and level eyes, we must look facts in the 
face. All is not dark for we can draw deep comfort 
and inspiration from our own past history and no- 
where more so than from the career and accomplish- 


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ments ofthe well-loved leader to whose memory we 
give our ribute today. 

“In 194, Canada was a young country and for 
many deades, apart from the few who had seen 
service it South Africa, there had been no occasion 
for our pople to know war... . Yet, when the need 
arose, caie first and very quickly one Division of all 
arms, an then others in turn, and simultaneously a 
flow of aells and munitions of war, which by 1917 
representd nearly half the total supplies of the 
British Armies in France and more for our Allies as 
well. Fnm a nation untrained to war, there emerged 
under th hand of our own General Currie, and of his 
great prdecessor, Lord Byng, a thoroughly battle- 
worthy rmy, whose weight was felt by the enemy 
on manya hard fought field. 

‘Whe victory came our men were: anxious to 
return ti their civil vocations and our armed forces 
were reaced to a bare nucleus; and in the years 
which fdlowed even this nucleus has been cut and 
cut agall. 

“Nowthe wild forces of passion and the lust for 
conques' and the imposition of a hateful creed and 
an aliensystem of life are loose in the world again, 
and we aust meet the challenge. 

“Tn te meanwhile Canada has developed—our 
industries are many-fold greater and more diversified 
than thy were in 1914, our population is greater; 
we havehad the benefit of the training given us by 
war anc many experienced officers are available to 
help bot in the field and at home. 

“So a the whole we start under somewhat more 
advantgeous circum- 
1914 and 
time ison our side. 


stances than in 


Further we have the price- 
less her:age of the accom- 
plishmetts of the Canadian 
Corps, thich is an inspira- 
tion Caiada has never had 
before. 

“In te field our forces 
will bi 
those o the United King- 


associated with 


dom wder commanders 
like Grt Dill 
Brookewho are well known 


and and 
to Canda, and who know 
us fron close association 
with th Canadian Corps... 

“So ay message to you 
today 3 one of quiet con- 
fidence—our cause is just, 
our regurces are greater, 
Alies tried and 
true. Ve go forward in the 
hope tlt our new crusade 


our are 


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7, 


will be worthy of our old Corps and of its Commander 
memory we dedicate this Gymnasium and 
Armoury today to the use of generations of McGill 
students, present and future. 

“May they long cherish the memory of him for 
whom it is named and remember the greatness of the 
contribution he made to Canada in war and afterwards 


in whose 


in peace. 

Graduates of the University, who have laboured 
to fulfil the task which Sir Arthur Currie designated 
for them in 1931 when he said “‘of all the physical 
requirements at McGill, none is more urgent than 
a gymnasium,” played a special part in the service of 
commemoration. 

Records of their efforts to bring about Sir Arthur's 
desire for a gymnasium for the students were deposited 
in the cornerstone by Hugh Crombie, President of 
The Graduates’ Society. 

Lewis W. Douglas, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, 
and Prof. F. Cyril James, Principal-elect, were present 
at the ceremony as were also members of the Board 
of Governors of the University, members of the 
University Senate, members of the Campaign Com- 
mittee, professors, students, graduates and many 
other friends of the University. 

With Lady Currie were the other members of her 
family: a son, Lieut. Garner Currie, of the Canadian 
Grenadier Guards, and a daughter, Mrs. A. T. Galt 
Durnford. Miss Ethel Currie and John Currie, a niece 
and a nephew, of Strathroy, Ont., had also been in- 
vited but were unable to be present. 

J. P. U. Archambault, D:S.O2 MiGs 
Officer Commanding M.D. 
No. 4; Col. A. A. Magee, 
D.S.0., -E.D. ADS 
Honorary Colonel of the 
McGill C.O.T.C;;, Lieut= 
Col. T. S. Morrisey, D.S.O., 
Officer Commanding the 
McGill C.0;9:G.7 Colas 
R. Thompson, M.C., V.D., 
Chairman of the Univer- 
sity Military Committee; 
A. J. C. Paine, Architect 
of the Building; Russell 
Merifield, President of the 
Students’ Society; Miss 
Eleanor Hunter, President 
of the McGill Women’s 
Union; Dr. A. S. Lamb, 
Chairman of the Univer- 
Committee on 
Physical Education; Miss 
Grace Gardner, President 
of the McGill Alumnae 
Society, and members of 


Brigadier 


sity’s 


Associated Screen News 
Lady Currie lays the cornerstone as Sir Edward Beatty looks on. 


(Continued on Page 51) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


‘hie 


FTER weeks of planning the great moment had 
arrived. It was a Saturday night and thirteen 
of us were leaving for a three weeks’ trip to ski in the 
Rockies. Our home for the next two and a half days 
was to be tourist sleeper No. 6212. Our car was 
attached to the front of the Canadian Pacific trans- 
continental train, and we picked our way with 
difficulty up the crowded platform. Each of us had 
brought spare skis and poles, rucksacks and much 
miscellaneous paraphernalia. We also had air 
mattresses, sleeping bags and quantities of food for 
use on the train. Soon everything had been loaded, 
and just as the inevitable late arrival was hauled 
aboard we pulled slowly out of Windsor Station, 
Montreal, with many farewells to our assembled 
friends. 

Our baggage had been strewn around the interior 
in great confusion and in the process of sorting it 
out we discovered our old friend ‘‘Barney’”’ Mulroy, 
of the C.P.R., who had so efficiently planned every 
detail of the trip. He had been half buried under a 
pile of rucksacks as they had been thrown into the 
car, so we administered stimulants and asked him to 
come along. The offer was declined with thanks, 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


Canadian Pacific Rilway photo 
Skoki Lodge in the Canadian Rockies, ten miles north of Lake Louise, Alta, 


Skiing in the Canadian Rockies 


By 
STIRLING MAXWELL 


however, and he escaped at Westmount Staton, rather 
relieved, we suspected, to see us finally onour way. 

Those who consider a long train trip lull have 
obviously never travelled with a party of skiers in a 
“stripped tourist.’’ Almost as soon as we rot under 
way the accordians, banjoes and mouth orgins began 
to blare forth, and we were jogging alorg to the 
strains of “Mont Tremblant,” the ‘Dying Baron’’ 
and other select skiing ditties. Someone produced 
an air pistol which projected a wooden sha't capped 
with a suction cup. In between target practices it 
was found useful for potting at the conductor’s hat. 
The acrobats of the party discovered the iron bars 
from which the green curtains ordinarily 1ang and 
from time to time the ‘“‘monkeys” would take their 
exercise on these parallel bars up near the ceiling. 

When the train made short stops at statiois, every- 
one piled out for a stroll on the platform. At one 
place the stairway was covered with a coyper roof 
sloping up from the platform. A competitim for the 
longest standing slide immediately started but had 
to be abruptly halted when one unfortunate failed to 
negotiate the change in gradient and measured his 
length on the station floor. 


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The culinary department was particularly efficient, 
and out of the little kitchen came surprisingly good 
meals three times a day. Slices of pie and coffee at 
station restaurants filled in the intervening gaps. We 


appointed an engineer to regulate the heat, and an 


electrician to juggle the lights. Other important posi- 
tions—car sweepers, dish washers, paper towel snat- 
‘chers, and competently 
filled. 

As we proceeded West, other skiers joined the train 
AGM law atl Bate 
time slipped by quickly in this informal atmosphere. 
Soon we had rolled half way across Ontario and had 
skirted the rugged shores of Lake Superior and were 
streaking across the Prairies, with their succession of 


general procurers—were 


and our home became the local skiers’ 


lonely little towns. 

On Tuesday morning the great mountain barrier 
was observed rising out of the plains a hundred miles 
away, red in the rays of the early sun. Leaving 
Calgary at breakfast time, the train entered the 
foothills and began to nose its way up the valley of the 
Bow River. Great peaks now towered on either side, 
rising thousands of feet, and we poor Easterners began 
to quake in our shoes as much at the terrifying ap- 
pearance as at the grandeur of the scene. 

By noon we were in Banff and after unloading our 
luggage we found ourselves comfortably seated in the 
dining room of the Mount Royal Hotel, partaking of 
buffalo steak in preparation for the strenuous journey 
ahead. 

Soon after lunch we piled skis and poles on the roof 
of a curious contraption known as ‘‘Sunshine Susie,”’ 
half truck, half tractor, threw on our rucksacks, 
containing all the clothes and equipment we would 
need for ten days, and then squeezed ourselves into 
the two long seats running the length of the vehicle. 
There followed a grinding of gears, a jerk, and we were 
thumping our way down the Main Street of Banff, out 
past the hot sulphur baths and far down the valley. 
We climbed treacherous grades, swung around sharp 
corners, paused twice before thundering across wicked 
looking avalanche slopes, and an hour and a half later 
arrived at Healy Creek ford where the road ended. 
From this point we travelled on our skis. 

Here there is a useful little cabin where spare skis 
may be stowed, and where you may revive the cir- 
culation before starting the 3,000-foot vertical climb 
to Sunshine Camp. Accompanied by guides, we 
started slowly up the three-mile trail, heavily laden 
with bulging packs. The path climbed gradually up 
the valley through great trees and finally emerged 
into the open. 
where the skis must be removed to be carried up a 


After a while the Canyon was reached, 
narrow gorge. After a short pause, the climb began 
again and as we gained height the trees got smaller 
and more rugged. The Camp was finally sighted, 
nestling snugly at the bottom of a natural basin just 


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below the tree line about 7,800 feetabove sea level. 
It was not too soon as our legs wee unaccustomed 
to the exercise and the leather strapsof our packs cut 
into our shoulders. 

We entered the cosy log living rom in groups of 
twos and threes and flopped down a the couches to 
rest. A hot grog was administered »y Ina May, our 
hostess, aiid soon we were completely revived. 

To an Easterner, accustomed to te relatively low 
Laurentian Mountains, the thrills skiing for the 
first time in deep powder snow far alove the tree line 
in long unbroken descents are raher difficult to 
describe. Incidentally, some of the lescents were by 
no means “unbroken” as the numerus craters which 
appeared on the slopes quite clearly showed. It did 
not take long to realize that the foward-lean, hard- 
snow technique of weighting the ski points might be 
all right in theory, but in practie it was found 
healthier to distribute the weight nore evenly along 
the running surface. 

Snow conditions vary widely abor tree line. Hard 
crust or wind-slab may appear overnight and even 
on one descent a variety of surfces may be en- 
countered. The runner must govern himself ac- 
cordingly, and although the more laring may elect 
to ‘‘schuss’”’ every slope, it is well to ise some restraint 
until the muscles are accustomed tothe strain. It is 
also well to bear in mind that too mich abandon may 
abruptly terminate your skiing vhich you have 
travelled so far to enjoy. 

The position of Sunshine Camp nakes it possible 
to radiate in almost any directionfor a day’s run. 
You can climb Brewster Rock twice or three times if 
you are in condition, or try your luc! on Twin Cairns, 
Table Top or Quartz. There are als: excellent smaller 
slopes forming the punch bowl only a short distance 
from the Camp. There are no fuliculars to whisk 
you up the slopes, but as you tac: back and forth 
climbing in regular traverses, thre is a certain 
satisfaction in knowing that you hare climbed so high 
by your own effort, and the run dowi will seem doubly 
Then again as 
you rise the view gradually enlages. New peaks 
come into view and finally on to, the magnificent 
panorama has unfolded. The Cmtinental Divide 
lies before you and in the distance Nount Assiniboine 
rears its head, rising grim and forbilding through the 
clouds. 

Ten days were spent roaming the slopes about 
“Sunshine,” returning late each aftrnoon to relax in 
the pleasant and informal camp amosphere. From 
all outward appearances, you are conpletely detached 
from the rest of civilization. TheCamp becomes a 
little world of its own in which theproblems of most 
concern are the choice of ski waxes the discussion of 
the day’s run and plans for tonvrrow. Yet each 
evening at eight contact is made wth the ‘‘outside.” 


valuable because you have earned t. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


The two-way ralio is switched on and news comes up 
from Banff. Onversations by this means are weird 
and various. \ new party may be coming in to- 
morrow, whichthe guides must go down to meet, or 
supplies may berequired at Camp. Perhaps someone 
must telegraph home that it is imperative for his 
health to stay on another week, or perhaps our 
orchestra decide to go on the air to show what talent 
we really haveup here. These nightly broadcasts 
are listened to ly skiers all over the province and the 
news from “‘Surshine”’ is a matter of common interest. 

Only too soonthe time came to pack up and descend 
to the Valley. shouldering our belongings once more, 
we ran down tk trail somewhat handicapped by the 
heavy packs wlich tended to take a tangental rather 
than the true ourse when rounding the bends. 

Our plans nov called for a week at Skoki Lodge, 
so after reshufflng the baggage in Banff, we boarded 
the train for Lale Louise. The views from the window 
were magnificert as one by one the great peaks went 
by until finally ve disembarked almost at the foot of 
Mount Temple. We had met ‘‘Vic’’ Kutchera, who 
was now to beour guide and philosopher, also his 
trusty lieutenarts, Stan Peto and Joe the Finn, so 
after a short piuse we skied across the floor of the 
Valley and beg.n the easy climb to Temple Lodge. 
This is a new amp which has an unsurpassed view 
of the Valley aid mountain ranges beyond. We had 


lunch here and after a short rest clamped on our skis 
again for the second lap of the journey. This part 
of the trail is rather stiffer than the first, crossing 
Boulder and Deception Passes and Ptarmigan Lake, 
but ending in a long easy drop of a thousand feet 
down Skoki Valley to the Camp. The light was 
failing and a bitter wind stung our faces as we 
worked up over the last pass, so we wasted little 
time in removing our seal-skins. The snow on 
the other side was crusty and a bit treacherous but it 
took only a few minutes to coast down the last lap. 
Soon we were comfortably sprawled around the log 
fire where Jim Boyce gave us a warm welcome. 

By daylight the true character of the country be- 
came apparent. The mountains looked grander and 
much more rugged than any we had yet seen. Great 
heads of rock reared above the precipitous sides of the 
Valley and the scraggly pines seemed to have dif- 
ficulty in clinging to the slopes. We could see Ptar- 
migan’s hanging glacier gleaming in the sun. This is 
a solid mass of ice hundreds of feet thick, probably 
little changed in appearance since the retreat of the 
ice age which left it to form a perpetual collar around 
this gigantic spur of rock. 

The previous evening, Victor had regaled us with 
stories of long treks, of rocky peaks scaled, and of 
tragic accidents. We had listened intently as he 
sketched the geological formation of the mountains, 


Canadian Pacific Railway photo 


A view from Twin Cairns Mountain, near Sunshine Camp. 


MONTREAL, WINER, 1939 


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— 


explained their serrated sides and long sloping backs, 
had discoursed on snow formation, the mechanics of 
avalanches, their detection and the necessary pre- 
cautions taken in crossing apparently harmless-looking 
snow fields. Our imagination had been stirred as he 
related the tragic end of Paley, who was buried in an 
avalanche only a few miles away, and the more comic 
aspect of the Englishman who had his boots and skis 
frozen in a wet snow slip and had to be chopped free 
after spending hours anchored in this uncomfortable 
position. 

It was, therefore, with a feeling of some awe and 
considerable respect that we gazed at this great 
jumble of peaks and valleys, and when the time came 
to set off for Merlin Ridge we fell in behind Vic like a 
flock of obedient sheep and listened attentively to his 
every command. Down a narrow gorge we coasted 
in single file, the rock rising high on either side, the 
track sentinelled by grotesque snow shapes. We 
eased past the lip of a snow cornice one by one, 
removed our skis to clamber over some sharp rocks, 
and halted for lunch at the base of the thousand-foot 
slope which forms the saddle of Merlin Ridge. Ptar- 
migan Glacier still showed on our left and yawning 
crevasses could be seen in it from a distance of several 
miles. On the other side the vertical face of the cliffs 
was broken into giant rock castles. 

For the last part of the climb, we spread out two 
hundred feet ‘apart, tacking regularly up the slope 
with Victor ahead. Under no circumstances, he 
explained, must we make parallel tracks as this 
loosens a slice of the surface and may cause an ava- 
lanche, whereas a well-laid track serves to compact 
it and make it safer. Presently we gained the ridge. 
The ground fell away precipitously in a mass of 
broken rock and at either side it terminated in two 
huge craggy peaks. The atmosphere was misty and we 
could just discern the course of the Pipe Stone River 
lying like a silver snake far below. Presently the 
clouds began to lift and gradually a series of majestic 
peaks broke through the veil. This was the approach 
to the great Columbia Ice Fields which lay far to the 
north. The run home was through deep powder snow 
through which we cut long, sweeping curves. The 
snow fairly streaked off our points and all too soon we 
were down in the Valley again. We reached the Camp 
tired but glowing with enthusiasm for the country we 
had seen. 

Our next major expedition was an attempt to scale 
the Ptarmigan Glacier. Taking our lunch and some 
extra clothing we skied about two miles to the foot 
of the mountain. We paused and wondered silently 
how it could possibly be climbed. The day was over- 
cast and from our position below an apparently per- 
pendicular wall of snow rose to tremendous heights. 
Above this could be discerned the glistening ice face 
and then nothing but sky. Victor called for absolute 


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silence and strict attention to spacing on the climb 
and. after assuring himself that all was in order, began 
4 cautious zigzag track up the slope. As we followed 
we could see him pierce the top snow with the handle 
of his pole, then listen for the slight crack as it settled 
down imperceptibly against the underlayer. The slope 
at the bottom had been fairly steep but as we pro- 
ceeded it gradually increased so that turning at the 
end of each tack you literally seemed to hang out over 
space. We climbed slowly but steadily and gradually 
the Valley dropped beneath us. This strange process 
continued for an hour and a half when we finally 
emerged on a shelf 1,500 feet above our starting point. 
It was quite a relief to be on level ground again after 
feeling for so long like a human fly climbing up the 
face of a skyscraper. 

Some distance back from the ‘“‘cliff’ we found a 
spot where the wind had carved a deep trench around 
a boulder so we dropped into it for shelter from the 
wind to munch our sandwiches. 


Once more we headed upwards, this time on the 
snow which covered the actual glacier. Visibility was 
much worse and those at the end of the line could 
barely discern the first members of the party through 
the mist. After some time we reached a vertical face 
left bare on the glacier by an avalanche. It was 
impassable so, perhaps reluctantly, perhaps with a 
slight feeling of relief, we turned about and headed 
down. The trip over the 
but uneventful. 


“headwall’’ was exciting 
It consisted of an endless number of 
connected stem turns, drops and checks, and within 
a short time we were back on the lake and heading for 
Camp. 

Without doubt the finest skiing which we en- 
countered was on Douglas Glacier, some five miles by 
trail from Skoki Camp. Jim Boyce had placed a tent 
here equipped with a good stove. This gave us a 
chance to fit climbing skins in comfort and also to rest 
for a moment before and after the run. From the 
tongue of Douglas Glacier quite close to the tent 
there is a vertical rise of 3,500 feet to the saddle. The 
grade is fairly uniform and the surface is about a mile 
wide between the rock walls which enclose it. We 
made two ascents on different days and in both cases 
found deep powder snow extending to within a 
quarter of a mile of the summit. Above this the wind 
had beaten the surface to a hard wind-crust. The 
climb took just an hour and three-quarters of hard 
pulling. Once on top there is little shelter from the 
howling gale that seems always to rage at that altitude 
of 10,000 feet and one is not tempted to linger. Seal- 
skins must be removed with the mitts in place; other- 
wise the hands become numb and useless; and ski 
poles which are not driven firmly into the crust have 
an annoying habit of blowing away. 


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THE McGILL NEWS 


W ar-lTime Activities Lend 


A\ir of Grimness to Sports Events By 


O FAR, the war has had only one important effect 

upon sports at the University—it has compelled 

the withdrawal of the hockey team from the Quebec 
Senior League. 

Even sports fans, however, have been made aware 
that there is a war going on. The University of 
Toronto put its student band into C.O.T.C. uniforms, 
and declined to permit other student bands to ac- 
company their teams to games at Varsity Stadium. 
The McGill Band carried on at home games, chiefly 
because it seemed a shame not to display the colourful 
new uniforms provided by The Graduates’ Society. 

Football games and the Pep Rally, the latter now 
an annual event, were turned into military tattoos, 
and co-eds fluttered about selling boutonniéres to the 
crowd in aid of the C.O.T.C. equipment fund. Now 
that C.O.T.C. parades have been added to studies, 
many willing players are finding the burden of prac- 
tices too heavy to carry. This was one reason for 
’ the withdrawal of the hockey team from non-inter- 
collegiate competition. 

Nevertheless, despite the martial atmosphere which 
pervades the campus, sports are continuing much as 
they have always done. Indeed, inter-faculty com- 
petition is, if anything, keener than ever, probably 
because the war seems to demand a high degree of 
physical fitness on the part of all students. 


Track and Harriers 


A brilliant victory for McGill opened the 1939-40 
sports season as the track and field team bore off the 
intercollegiate crown for the fifteenth time in twenty- 
one years. 

McGill faced much the same all-star opposition 
which led to last year’s narrow defeat. Wallace 
Brown, of Toronto, broke his own college broad jump 
record with a leap of 23 feet, 914 inches, topped the 
16-pound shot put record with a heave of 21 feet, 
814 inches, and captured the discus event for good 
measure. Brother Harold, British Empire 
Games’ broad jump champion, did not compete in his 
specialty, but won the 100-yard dash, the 220-yard 
sprint, and the javelin throw. Johnny Loaring, of 
Western, was the only other three-event winner, 
coming first in the high and low hurdles, and con- 
quering his old rival Bill Fritz, of Queen’s, in the 
quarter-mile run. Fritz, however, broke the tape in 
the 880-yard race. 

Meanwhile, Coach Van Wagner’s well-balanced 
McGill team was steadily accumulating points by the 


Twin 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


H. GLYN OWEN 


consistent placing of men in every event on the card. 
Lloyd Cooke led the three-mile field, and followed 
team-mate Glen Cowan in the mile. Mike Kissane 
also broke the shot put record in placing second to 
Wallace Brown. 
second, third or fourth place. 


In each event, McGill men took 


As was the case last year, the fate of the meet was 
decided in the last event, the mile relay. This time, 
the Red and White runners made no mistake. An 
impressive win by Vaughan Mason, Frank Cleary, 
Hubert Hugh Purdie clinched the 
honours for McGill. The final score read: McGill 67, 
Toronto 61, Queen’s 18, and Western 17. 

Fresh material for the future has evidently been 
unearthed, for this year the intermediates recaptured 
the title, which they lost to the Royal Military 
College last fall, by 61 points to 46. 

The harriers, too, were triumphant, retaining their 
Despite the fact that they 
were running over an unfamiliar course at Kingston, 


Borsman, and 


intercollegiate laurels. 


half a mile longer than that to which they were 
accustomed, Cooke, Berman, and Cowan, of McGill, 
placed first, second, and third, respectively. Toronto, 
the Royal Military College, the Ontario Agricultural 
College, and Queen’s University trailed in that order. 

As teams, both senior and freshmen harriers came 
second to Dartmouth in an exhibition meet, but in the 
senior event, Lloyd Cooke led the field and Joe 
Berman came in third. 


Yates Cup Goes West 


The University of Western Ontario galloped off 
with the football championship by virtue of six 
straight victories, scoring 116 points while their 
opponents could count only 39 against them. Western 
has won the Yates Trophy only once before—in 1931. 

Coach Doug. Kerr still maintains that his 1939 
Redmen are the best players in the league. So they 
McGill dom- 

They were 


are—if the forward pass is abolished! 
inated all comers along the ground. 
vanquished by the Powers of the Air. 

Deprived of their kicker, Perry Foster, through an 
injury received in the first quarter of the first game of 
the season, at Montreal, the McGill twelve bowed to 
Toronto, 19-6. Captain Alex. Hamilton took over 
the kicking duties, and the fighting spirit of the team 
downed Queen’s, 4-2, at Kingston, in the second 
game. 

Then the Red team encountered the Thundering 
Herd from London. It was the Mustangs’ year, and 


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they knew it. Their forward-passing machine was 


beautiful in its precision. In the game at London, 
the Redmen held them off until half-time, and then 
When the final 


whistle cleared what appeared to be a flurry of foot- 


the Purple backfield broke loose. 
balls from the field, the scoreboard announced: 
Western 25, McGill 7. 

McGill had no answering pass attack, and could 
find no adequate defence. In the return’ game, 
Western threw one perfect forward for a touchdown, 
which was converted, kicked two singles, and held the 
McGill line off, allowing only one point to be scored 
against them. 

Again, in the Redmen’s home game against Queen’s 
a touchdown via the forward pass route, breaking a 
6-6 draw, extinguished McGill’s hopes of second place. 
In the last game of the season at Varsity Stadium, 
Toronto forward-passed its way to a 19-7 victory, 
pushing the Red team into the cellar. 

Next year ? Well, the intermediates again captured 
the Quebec Rugby Football Union championship in 
their section, and the freshmen again ranked second 
to Loyola in their league. 
are to be found in these ranks, but the Sports Editor 
of the McGill Daily thinks that one season with the 
seniors will be required to develop this material. In 


A number of fine players 


1941, one can hope for a championship. 

A rapid survey confirms this opinion. Next year’s 
line-up will lack at least seven strong players from 
this year’s squad: Captain Alex. Hamilton, flying 
wing, field general, forward 
passer, kicker, plunger, hard 
tackler, and soul of the team; 
Bob Keefer, aggressive, elusive 
broken-field runner and accurate 
placement kicker; Massey Beve- 
ridge, veteran utility man; Colin 
McDougall and Fred Sauder, 
hard-hitting inside wings; 
Murray Telford and Chuck 
Smith, plunging middle wings. 

Of the 1938 champions, only 
two will remain: Russ Merifield, 
fine catching half, and Howie 
Bartram, a stalwart on the line. 

For the line, there are plenty 
of reserves who have proved 
their worth as plungers. The 
outsides, Ed. Keefer and Morse, 
will have this season’s experience 
behind them. 
tion of vital importance, because 
a razzle-dazzle team like West- 
ern can be stopped only by a 


Theirs is a posi- 


heavier opponent whose outsides 
can get in fast, evade the block- 
ers, and smother the pass before 


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Capt. ALEX. HAMILTON 


“flying wing, field general, forward passer, kicker, 
plunger, hard tackler, and soul of the team.” 


SS, 


it begins The position of snap is still in doubt. 
Greenwood and Withrow, who alternated at centre 
this vear, are valuable plungers and tacklers, but 
were sometimes erratic in the upside-down position. 

Stronach has a responsible post. With Hamilton 
gone, he will have to be field general as well as quarter- 
back, but he shows promise as a worthy successor to 
Ronnie Perowne. Merifield and Foster form the 
nucleus of a fine backfield, but there will be difficulty 
in finding a broken-field runner to fill Bob Keefer’s 
shoes. This task, and the flying wing position, are 
still shrouded with uncertainty. 

Meanwhile, news comes that Western will lose seven 
players through graduation, including Clem Faust, 
but the remaining players are those who were most 
greatly feared throughout the present season. Queen’s 
reports that fifteen players are graduating, but that 
their new coach, Frank Tyndall, isn’t worrying greatly. 
He feels that the losses along the line will be made up 
by the many experienced backfielders who will return. 

Stan Helleur, 
picking the all-star intercollegiate team, gave half the 


Montreal Gazette sports reporter, 
places to McGill, only four to the champion Western 
squad, two to Queen’s, and none to Toronto. Five 
of the six McGill men chosen may not return to 
college next fall; only one of the Western and one of 
the Queen’s men are graduating. 

The all-star team selected for The Canadian Press 
by fourteen coaches and sports writers from the four 
cities in the intercollegiate league was composed of 
six Western players, three from 
McGill, two from Queen’s, and 
one from the i 
Toronto. 


University of 
The McGill men were 
Alex. Hamilton at flying wing, 
and Murray Telford and Howie 
Bartram, middle wings. The 
choice is a tribute to Captain 
Hamilton’s superlative work in 
all departments of the game, and 
to the famous McGill wing line. 
Western players, however, were 
given all the positions on the 
backfield, the outside wing posts, 
and the quarterback’s task. The 
Purple and White took the palm 
for punting, passing, speed, and 
strategy. The men from Queen's 
and Toronto were believed best 
at the snap and inside positions. 


Soccer and Rugger 


Under the sage tutelage of Sam 
Chedgzoy, former Everton and 
English International player, 
and well-known in Montreal 
soccer circles, the Red and White 


Notman, Montreal 


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soccer team defeated the Royal 
Military College 5-1 in the two- 
game intercollegiate series. 

The rugger fifteen, however, 
encountered a Toronto team 
which included no less than six 
Australian players, and dropped 
both its intercollegiate matches, 
11-8 and 12-0. 


Tennis and Golf 

Assisted by the University of 
Montreal players, who unex- 
pectedly overthrew the Toronto 
doubles champions, the McGill 
tennis team gave a good account 
of itself in the intercollegiate 
matches. The final standing 
was: Toronto 14 points, McGill 
13, University of Montreal 11, 
and Queen’s 4. Queen’s con- 
soled themselves with the 
women’s tennis title. 

Sonny 
former 


Morse, of Toronto, 
intermediate 
took the intercol- 
legiate golf title and the McCall 
Cup in the match at Islemere 
Golf Club, Montreal. Toronto also retained the 
Ruttan Trophy, emblematic of team supremacy, by 
19 points to McGill’s eight. 


Canadian 
champion, 


Sailing and Rowing 


Toronto won both the sailing and rowing contests 
held this fall. In the intercollegiate sailing meet at 
Kingston, the Blue and White crews gained 49 points, 
McGill 30, and the Royal Military 
College 26. 


35, Queen's 


The club will send crews to Boston in the spring 
(if examinations do not interfere) to compete against 
twenty American and Canadian colleges in the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s invitation 
meet. In the spring, too, the Canadian intercol- 
legiate contest will be held on Lake St. Louis, Com- 
modore Sam Mislap hopes. 

The reorganized Rowing Club took part in its first 
competition in an exhibition event at Toronto, but the 
McGill four were beaten by about ten feet. 


Hockey 


The news in hockey is that the Red team has with- 
drawn from the Quebec Senior League, owing to 
war-time activities at the University. 

It was reported in the press that the students pro- 
tested the withdrawal, but this was not the main 
issue. The students would prefer that the Senior 
Group games should continue, but acknowledge that, 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


RONALD H,. PEROWNE, B.Com, ’39 


quarterback of the champion 1938 McGill foot- 
ball team, who has been selected as the joint 
holder of the Montreal Sportmen’s 
Trophy for 1939, 


as a temporary war measure 
only, the decision of the Senate 
was justified. 

Their grievance was that the 
decision was announced by the 
Senate, and not by the Athletics 
Board, which consists of repre- 
sentatives of the students, the 
graduates, and the Senate. The 
students feel that a precedent 
has been created whereby the 
Senate may exercise constant 
control over athletic matters. 
The Senate, they declare, should 
take control only when the 
Athletics Board itself 
incompetent. 


proves 


Not merely because of mili- 
tary activities, but also because 
of a sad dearth of stellar players, 
the 1939-40 hockey team will 
have difficulty maintaining the 
supremacy of former years. Lack 


Notman, Montreal & ; 
‘ of Senior 


practice with the 
Group will not help matters. 
However, the players are look- 
ing forward to exhibition games 
in addition to the regular inter- 
collegiate schedule, which has also been curtailed 
owing to the withdrawal of the University of Montreal. 

In the international section, McGill will play at 
home against Yale on January 20 and against Prince- 
The away games will take place 
at Harvard on January 6, and at Dartmouth on 
February 24. 

In the Canadian league, McGill will play at Queen’s 
on February 9, and at Toronto on February 10. The 
Tricolour will visit Montreal on February 17; the 
Blue and White will play the Redmen on their home 
ice on March 1. 

Skiing 

The ski team is expecting to humble Dartmouth this 
year—at long last. The plight of the Indians was laid 
bare in the Autumn issue of THe McGitt News. 
Now the team to beat is Middlebury, who have a 
strong jumper in Eddie Gignac. 

The McGill team, coached this year by Jim Hough- 
ton, former captain, and member of the Red Birds 
Club, reports the loss of Bob Johannsen, Hank Findlay 
and Bill Tait, but retains the services of Doug Mann, 
Bob Townsend and Fred Moore for the downhill and 
slalom events, Chris Mamen and George Moore for 
the jumping and cross-country, while Don Tirrell, 
star of two years ago, who was ineligible last year, is re- 
turning as captain to add to his laurels in the langlauf. 

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ton on February 5. 


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San 


HE organization of radio study groups by the 

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the 
Canadian Association for Adult Education provided 
the reason for a visit to the Canadian Legion in the 
West. Mr. Neil Morrison is doing the actual work 
of organizing; but the Legion is especially interested 
and its leaders wanted a start for the movement. 

First stop was Chicago. My old friend Mr. H. 
(name not given for obvious reasons) told me that 
he had just completed arrangements, sanctioned by 
the State Department of the United States, with the 
French Red Cross for a gift to France of twenty 
new-type heavy motor ambulances. The fact was 
interesting at the time and more interesting later. His 
home was a busy place as his extremely lovely daughter 
was soon to be married but the stray guest was not 
allowed to feel in the way. 

Luncheon at the Adventurers Club followed. There 
I met all kinds of people and saw as fine a collection 
of trophies as I ever hope to set my eyes on. The 
Curator, Captain G. Elliott Nightingale, showed me 
the treasures. Of course there was an argument over 
the war and what the United States should do. On 
the whole the weight of opinion was with Lindbergh 
(he had not yet taken his stand with the Canadian 
communists and advised Canadians to go pacifist) 
but hardly anyone expected American neutrality to 
last. 

The streamliner City of Los Angeles sailed out of 
Chicago in the evening, its two big Diesel power cars 
increasing speed so gently that one hardly noticed the 
change. This neat train shows all kinds of new ideas, 
sleepers with steel shutters 
instead of curtains, windows 
in the upper berths; the 
most arresting feature is 
the observation car, Copper 
King, with copper-plated 
interior and round _ port- 
holes like an old-time liner. 
The glass in these portholes 
is double and polarized; by 
using a small crank the 
inner pane can be turned 
90° to shut out the desert 
glare, a good thing too, 
since the Southern Cali- 
fornia temperature was 
around 117°. An articu- 
lated car, as long as two 
and a half others, contains 
a kitchen in the centre, a 


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Canadian Legion Service at Los Angeles 
on Remembrance Day. 


Francisco and Return if 


WILFRID BOVEY 


coffee shop ahead for coach passengers, and in rear a 
more expensive dining room for the wealthier or 
more extravagant; as one only has four meals between 
Chicago and Los Angeles there is some excuse for 
extravagance—and in any case a sleeping car passen- 
could not get through the busy kitchen for the 
Friday morning found us 


ger 
coffee shop bargains. 
flying through western Kansas. I later learned from 
a man who had driven the train that along those 
straight stretches the speed is well over 100 m.p.h. 
but you could not have guessed it. We climbed the 
pass through the Black Hills and coasted down, made 
a few short stops, then the swift blackout of south- 
western night and as swift a dawn; we spun through 
San Bernardino into that huge collection of urban 
developments which calls itself Los Angeles, 3924 hours 
for the 1,800 miles from Chicago. 

Everyone wanted news of the war and of what 
Canada was doing; there are 250,000 Canadians and 
British in Southern California and most of them were 
very dissatisfied with their news service. Mr. Goebbels 
had been much more successful in getting German 
doings into the American papers and broadcasts than 
had his British opposite number. Why did we do 
nothing in Canada to supplement the lack? What 
were we doing in Canada anyway ? Did we need men 
for the Army, the Navy or the Air Force? If so, why 
did we not say so? At this stage one had to remind 
people that there was a Neutrality Act. One able 
young movie director with a highly-paid job and 
plenty of yachting experience wanted to join the 
Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve as a sub- 
lieutenant or anything else 

in due course there will 
be room for him. About 
all that could be done at 
the moment was to suggest 
that the British and Cana- 
dian Red Cross societies 
needed help, and here the 
Chicago information about 
gifts to the French Red 
Cross proved useful for no 
one had been certain 
whether the United States 
government would allow 
such subscriptions. 

It was delightful to learn 
that the Canadian Legion 


S in Southern California is 


very well regarded by 
everyone and that by con- 


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trast with Nazi organizations it. is rated “100% 
American.’’ My friends in the Legion, with Eric 
Copland, whom many McGill graduates will remember 
and who is President of the Council of British Societies 
in Los Angeles, gave me a welcome which it would 
take pages to describe and showed me everything 
that one could see in three days. A visit toa moving- 
picture lot was enlightening. In spite of the temper- 
ature, which was about 107°, I never saw so many 
women knitting and sewing in their spare time; the 
men I must admit seemed to have no such useful 
occupation for leisure moments. 

Perhaps it is the effect of living among such a huge 
mixed population—but whatever the cause there is 
more co-operation between Canadians and Britishers 
in California than anywhere in the United States. 
Mr. Butler, the British Consul-General in San 
Francisco, Mr. Cleugh, the Consul in Los Angeles 
and Mr. Hope-Gill, the Consul in Seattle, are just as 
ready and willing to help Canadians as they are to 
look after any other citizen of the Empire; a first class 
job they are making of it in these difficult days. 

On Tuesday I was despatched by the Southern 
Pacific Daylight to San Francisco, a lovely run through 
the Santa Lucia mountains and along the shore of the 
Pacific, the country once beloved of Robert Louis 
Stevenson. I had no sooner arrived than my Canadian 
Legion friends drove me fifty miles—a short taxi ride 
in California—to a Post meeting where I met another 
kind and endlessly hospitable group, then back to 
San Francisco for the night. San Francisco is a city 
as we know cities, not a sprawl of municipalities like 
Los Angeles. A queer combination of old and new 
the hills and the street cars are old, the cable cars look 
as if they should be in a museum, one street has four 
tracks, the bridges to Oakland and over Hell Gate are 
new and wonderful, so are the now empty buildings 
of the stony-broke Golden Gate International Expo- 
sition. The Fair was worth visiting, especially at 
night when the coloured illumination added glamour 
to the Court of Reflections, the Court of the Seven 
Seas, the Tower of the Sun, and other architectural 
features designed with a view to particular lighting 
effects. As an exhibition it was, to be honest, no 
better than the Canadian National Exhibition, 
although the Province of Ontario would have censored 
the sideshows of the Gayway. It was a long walk 
around Treasure Island and I was glad enough when 
my twenty-four hours in San Francisco ended with a 
ferry trip across the harbour, the setting sun blazing 
behind the Hell Gate Bridge. By next morning we 
were well up in the Cascade Range, the southern 
palms had given place to towering Oregon firs, the 
heat to cool mountain air. We ran northward high 
on the western side of a wooded river valley passing 
through tunnel after tunnel, one grand vista after 
another coming into view as we descended; finally a 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


reversed S brought us to the river level and so finally 
to Portland. At Seattle I had two pleasant hours with 
Mr. Hope-Gill and his wife, then took the Canadian 
Pacific steamer to Vancouver. There was a heavy fog 
in the morning but it made no difference to our 
punctuality; we heard the bell on the dock before we 
saw it. At Vancouver I had the good fortune to meet 
President Klinck, of the University of British Columbia, 
Dr. Shrum and some of their colleagues at lunch and 
my Legion comrades later on in the afternoon. In the 
interval my friend, George Miller, drove me through 
the magnificent new development across the Harbour 
Bridge and told me the news about Vancouver muni- 
cipal politics. He also recovered a coat for me. I 
had left it behind at Chicago, it had been chasing 
me by rail and air ever since and had finally landed in 
the Vancouver customs. A stop-over at Sicamous 
made two days of the trip through the Rockies, well 
worth doing if you have the time. 

Next stop was Edmonton where I met Mr. Came- 
ron, Director of Extension of the University of 
Alberta, went to a Canadian Club luncheon, visited 
Gerald O’Connor and his wife, attended a Canadian 
Legion meeting and took the train back to Calgary. 
There I was again taken in hand by the Canadian 
Legion, including Mayor Andy Davidson and Hugh 
Farthing, and conducted to a service club luncheon, 
the Calgary Technical School and a Legion dinner. 
Alberta objects to provincialism elsewhere but its 
own adventure into provincialism has had one good 
result: educationists had for years been asking for 
large school districts but politicians said no! Mr. 
Aberhart not only said yes, but acted accordingly. 
Verbum sap. Regina was anxious to know about 
Quebec and Mr. Duplessis’ election, just as Calgary 
and Vancouver had been, and found it difficult to 
believe that all would turn out right in the end. 
Regina has quite a contingent of McGill men and 
women; Dr. Maurice Powers, now an officer of the 
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, showed me a forensic 
medicine laboratory which would make most  uni- 
versities jealous. After a pleasant lunch with the 
Premier and some other friends of the Canadian 
Legion, and a Women’s Canadian Club meeting, | 
met some more McGill graduates at dinner and found 
them as interested as ever in the welfare of the Uni- 
versity. 

Last stop was Winnipeg. President Sidney Smith, 
of the University of Manitoba, and Robert England 
had come to the conclusion that the war had made 
adult education more essential than ever. I was 
almost home, 1,400 miles to go did not seem much, and 
when you figure out the average speed of the train it 
is not much slower than that of the streamliner. The 
north shore of Lake Superior was beautiful with 
autumn colours, green and yellow woods, burning 


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1,400 for Training 


ANADA had been but two days at war when the 

McGill University Contingent, Canadian Officers’ 
Training Corps, in the tradition of service of the old 
Contingent of the Great War, set up its recruiting 
desk at four o’clock in the afternoon, September 11, 
at its University Street headquarters. In 1914, the 
Contingent was only four years old. Now, it has 
been active for over a quarter century, and coupled 
with its name is that of the 148th Battalion, Canadian 
Expeditionary Force, which was commanded by 
Colonel A. A. Magee, D.S.O., E.D., A.D.C., who is 
now Acting Officer Commanding the McGill unit. 

Last year enrolment in the Contingent was 125 but, 
on the outbreak of war, McGill men hastened to 
prepare thémselves for military eventualities and by 
the close of general enrolment, on October 23, the 
Contingent had an official strength of 1,323. This did 
not include, however, a body of fifty instructors, who 
had been training since September 11. The roster 
includes 550 graduates and 623 undergraduates in 
the main unit, and 20 officers and 130 men in the 
Macdonald Company. 

After consultation with the Faculty of Medicine, 
a course for students in the fourth and fifth years was 
instituted. This course, which leads to the rank of 
Major in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, 
consists of four months of instruction, three hours a 
week. Enrolment for this course was extended to 
October 28 and, as sixty-eight enrolled, the actual 
strength of. the Contingent, including instructors, 
officers and medical course students, is 1,424. 

Even before the opening of the college term, the 
football team, led by Captain Alex. Hamilton, joined 
the Contingent as a body. Special provision was 
made for the Redmen and they were given a short 
period of military drill before every practice. This 
drill was faithfully attended and, now that the season 
is over, the team has been drafted into a special com- 
pany, known as D Company. 

Major T. W. M. Cameron, R.O., T.D., Director of 
the Institute of Parasitology, who served in the 
Great War as Captain in the Highland Light Infantry, 
and also in the Royal Flying Corps, has taken com- 
mand of the Macdonald Company of the McGill 
Contingent. Training is following the same lines as 
that at the main branch in Montreal. Preliminary 
training was under the direction of former members 
of the C.O.T.C. who were residing at the college or 
nearby, but later members of the staff and others 
who had been in service offered their assistance. 


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McGill C.O.T.C. Musters 


_ 


By 
JOHN ROBERT AKIN 


Prominent among the latter are Lieut.-Col. V. H. 
Graham, R.O., formerly on the General Staff, and 
Lieut.-Col. G. C. Archibald. 

Facilities at Macdonald are regarded as admirable 
for training as they include a miniature rifle range 
and two gymnasia for drill. Captain E. Lodds is in 
charge of a musketry course, Major Cameron lectures 
in map-reading, and courses in administration, organ- 
ization and military law are given by Lieut.-Cols. 
Graham and Archibald. It is expected that members 
who have passed their preliminary instruction will 
take more specialized training with the home Con- 
tingent. 

At the first Contingent parade, held on September 
26, a group of instructors composed of re-attested 
trained men, R.M.C. graduates and officers with 
overseas service took charge of the recruits and, 
dividing them into squads, drilled them under flood- 
lights on the campus. On October 3, the Contingent 
made its first public appearance in a march past, at 
which the salute was taken by Brigadier F. Logie 
Armstrong, O.B.E., at that time District Officer 
Commanding Military District No. 4. This took 
place at the annual Football Rally at the Molson 
Stadium where the mufti-clad officers-to-be, in spite 
of lack of uniforms, evoked favourable comment for 
their bearing, a tribute to the intensive training they 
had undergone. 

Several tactical schemes were held during the early 
fall. With an imaginary enemy moving towards 
Montreal from the west end of the Island, the McGill 
Contingent was ordered out as an advance guard to 
X Canadian Division in the first exercise of the 
training period. This manoeuvre took place on 
Saturday afternoon, October 14. With brightly- 
coloured flags—red for infantry, orange for cavalry 
and armoured cars and so on—representing the 
various arms that compose an advance guard, the 
Contingent, now over a thousand strong, marched 
out to the slope beyond Céte des Neiges and Maple- 
wood Avenue, to deploy in the fields between that 
point and Decarie Boulevard. 

On October 29, the Contingent held an outpost 
scheme under the special direction of Major J. M. 
Morris, M.C., V.D., Second in Command. The men 
assembled on the campus and, accompanied by their 
pipe-band, marched to Beaver Lake on Mount Royal, 
near which the manoeuvre took place. Event of the 
march was a salute taken by Lieut.-Colonel T. S. 
Morrisey, D.S.O., Officer Commanding, who has been 


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ill for some time but who is now on the road to recov- 
ery. Wiring operations were undertaken on outpost 
frontages marked out in the mountain park, and 
dummy Bren guns, anti-tank rifles, and trench- 
mortars were used. 
arte ig 
During the half-time interval of the Mc( rill-Queen’s 
football game at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium 
on November 4, the Contingent was reviewed by 
Major-General A. G. L. McNaughton, C.B., C.M.G., 
D.S.O., Commander of the First Division, Canadian 
Active Service Force, and himself a graduate of 
McGill. The McGill C.O.T.C. was the only non- 
mobilized unit inspected by Major-General McNaugh- 
ton during his visit to Montreal. 


As the Contingent fell in under the command of 
Col. Magee, 8,000 football fans listened to.an anony- 
mous announcer describe the scene over the Stadium’s 
public address system. The voice they heard was that 
of Dr. A. S. Lamb, Director of McGill’s Department 
of Physical Education. 

“We are honoured today in being privileged to 
witness a march past by the McGill University Con- 
tingent of the C.O.T.C.,’”’ Dr. Lamb said. “You will 
notice the saluting base in front and near the centre 
of the cement stand, and it is at this point that Major 
General A. G. L. MacNaughton will take the salute. 
The Contingent will march past on the running track 
in column of route, in threes, and will be played past 
the saluting base by the McGill Students’ Band. After 
circling the track and reaching the east end of the 
football field, the Contingent will again march past 
in column of platoons, under the command of Major 
J. M. Morris, M.C., Second in Command of the 
Contingent, and will be played past the saluting base 
by the Pipers of the McGill Contingent. 

“On the saluting base, in rear of Major General 
MacNaughton, are: Brigadier J. P. Archambault, 
D.S.0., M.C., District Officer Commanding, Military 
District No. 4, and his Headquarters Staff; The 
Chancellor, Sir E. W. Beatty, G.B.E., LL.D., K.C.; 
The Principal, Dr. Lewis W. Douglas; The Principal- 
elect, Professor F. Cyril James; Dr. Charles F. Martin, 
Chairman, War Advisory Board of McGill University; 
Lt.-Col. Robert Starke, Officer Commanding, McGill 
Contingent, C.O.T.C., 1914-1918; Major General 


At left, McGill University Contingent, GOVT. C.. in column_of 
route, in threes, is played past the saluting base by the McGill 
Students’ Band. (Montreal Gazette photo) 


Montreal Star photo 


Major-Gener: : L. McNaughton, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., Commander of the First Division, C.A.S,F ., taking the salute during 
ech cast of ay McGill Dipiveenity Contingent, Canadian Officers’ Training Corps. Left to right: Brig. J. P. U. Archambault, 
D.S.O., M.C., District Officer Commanding, M.D. No. 4; his orderly officer, Lieut. A. R. Labelle; Major-( veneral McNaughton; 
~~ Sir Edward Beatty, Chancellor of McGill; Lewis W. Douglas, Principal; Prof. F. Cyril James, Principal-elect; 
” Prof. R. R. Thompson; Lt.-Col. E. Gerald Hanson; Lt.-Col. Wilfrid Bovey. 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


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McGill University Contingent, C.O.T.C., at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, on November 4, 1939, 


, 


H. S. Birkett, Medical Officer of the McGill Con- 
tingent, C.O.T.C., 1914, and Officer Commanding 
No. 3 McGill General Hospital; Col. C. B. Price, 
D.S.O., M.C., Commander, 3rd Infantry Brigade, 
Canadian Active Service Force; Col. A. E. D. Tre- 
maine, D.S.O., Lt.-Col. E. G. Hanson, D.S.O., Lt.-Col. 
N. B. Maclean, D.S.O., Hugh Crombie, President, 
McGill Graduates’ Society; Lt.-Col. T. S. Morrisey, 
Des OF cO.C., McGill COG: 


“Equally distributed on each side of the saluting 
base, on a line in rear of Brigadier Archambault and 
Staff, are the following ex-members of McGill Uni- 
versity Contingent, C.O.T.C. Four originals of 1913: 
Col. Wyatt Johnston, Col. Bruce Hutchison, Major 
C. M. McKergow, O.C., 1913, Major Murray Robert- 
son; and Hon. Mr. Justice Gregor Barclay, 
Hon. Mr. Justice Errol McDougall, Col. Wilfrid 
Bovey, Col. Andrew Fleming, Col. R. R. Thomson, 
Gol. WG. furnenwbt~ Gols): 5: Forbes. Lt.-Col. 
W. C. Nicholson, Major E. Stuart McDougall, Major 
Walter Molson, Major A. R. Chipman, Major J. C. 
Kemp, Major George C. McDonald, Major Paul F. 
Sise, Major J. W. Jeakins, Major C. D. Harrington, 
Major P. E. Nobbs, Major D. H. Macfarlane, Major 
J. L. Todd, Capt. W. F. Angus, Capt. George Hyde, 
Capt. F. W. Harvey, Capt. A. P. Grigg, Capt. J. C. 
Simpson, Capt. George H. Forster, Capt. D. Gillmor, 
Capt. W. W. Robinson, Lt. W. E. Dunton. 

“Inthelast war the McGill Contingent of the C.O.T.C. 
trained over 3,000 men of all ranks, the majority of 
It organized the 148th 
Overseas Battalion, C.E.F., and trained the men who 
were to become its officers. 


whom saw active service. 


It trained five University 
Companies as reinforcements to the Princess Patricia’s 
Canadian Light Infantry. From the University were 
supplied all ranks of the No. 3 McGill General Hos- 
pital; it organized two Siege Batteries and furnished 
a large proportion of the University Tank Battalion. 
The McGill C.O.T.C. paved the way for the formation 
of similar units at other Canadian universities and 


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besides forming the nucleus of the McGill Regiment, 
it trained leaders for many other Canadian units.” 

And so, as 8,000 football fans stood silently in the 
stands—applauding from time to time in tribute to 
the smartness of the unit, but for the most part lost 
in thoughts of the future and the past—the McGill 
Contingent, C.O.T.C., was After the 
march past, Major-General McNaughton requested 
Colonel Magee to congratulate all ranks on the ex- 
cellent showing of the corps, adding that he was 
heartened to see so many university men preparing 
themselves for the eventualities: of war with such 
sincerity and enthusiasm. 


reviewed. 


* * * * 


Meanwhile, specialist instructors’ groups had been 
training. Most advanced of these were the members 
of the machine-gun instructors course, under the joint 
direction of Lieut.-Col. W. C. Nicholson, D.S.O., 
M.C., and Lieut.-Col. D. Stuart Forbes, M.C. These 
thirty-seven veterans, officers and N.C.O.s, all of 
whom have seen active service, met three nights a 
week and on Saturday afternoon in the Workman 
Mechanical Building for a refresher course in the 
theory and use of the guns. In charge of the refresher 
course were 2nd Lieut. Frank J. Nobbs, of the 6th 
Duke of Connaught Royal Canadian Hussars, and 
three sergeants from the same regiment, who con- 
ducted the course with four Vickers medium machine- 
guns, lent by their unit. 

Divided into a mechanical section and a theoretical 
section on fire-control, for greater specialization, this 
instructional branch took over the training of recruits 
during the last week of November. Colonel Nicholson 
never ceases to marvel at the spirit and enthusiasm 
of the gunners, and at the way in which they have 
picked up the threads dropped twenty years ago. 

McGill women are also again “doing their bit’’ to 
further the University’s part in war preparations. A 
feature of the football games at the Percival Molson 


(Continued on Page 49) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


McGill War Service A\dvisory Board 


ON September 13 
McGill 


University 
announced that a War 
Service Advisory Board 
would be established to 
implement the offer of 
the Chancellor to place 
the facilities of McGill 
University at the dis- 
posal of the Govern- 
ment. The personnel 
of the Board finally 
selected was as follows: 

Wire GE Martin: 
Chairman; Dr. D. A. 
Keys, Executive Secre- 
tary; The Principal, G. 
C. McDonald, M.C., 
Colonel Allan A. Magee, 
DeSOs GED ALD. Ce 
Dr. W..H. Brittain, Dr. 
J. J. O'Neill, Hugh 
Crombie Drie abs 
Collip, Russell Merifield. 

The general purpose 
of the Board is to co- 
ordinate the various 
services available among 
the staff, the undergrad- 
uates and graduates 
with the object of giving 
to Canada and the Em- 
pire the most efficient 
aid in the present emer- 
gency. It was realized 
by the Board of Gov- 
ernors that within the 
University there were 
many facilities and much 
talent which could be 
placed at the disposal of 
the Government and 
that the offer should be 
made promptly. With 
this object in view the 
Board met and sum- 
marized under three main 


headings its immediate functions: 


1. Collecting and tabulating all information relative to the 
special qualifications and experience of the members of 
the staff, students and graduates, and also relative to the 
facilities available in all University departments: 

2. Giving advice to students and graduates as to the way 
in which they can best serve the country; 

3. The establishing of contacts with various Government 
departments and industries to ensure that the qualifi- 
cations and experience of those communicating with the 
Board, and the facilities of our laboratories shall be 
brought immediately to the attention of those to whom 
our services would be specially valuable. 


The Board was appointed to represent a wide field of 
University activity and included representation of 
those who had previous military experience. 


*From a portrait by Frederick B. Taylor, B.Arch.’30, who is well known as 
@ portrati painter in oils, pencil and charcoal. 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


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*SDAVID A. KEYS: -M/A., Pa.D., FRSC. 
Executive Secretary, War Service Advisory Board 


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Dr Cah Martin 
Emeritus Dean of the 
Faculty of Medicine, was 
appointed Chairman in 
view of his intimate 
knowledge of the Uni- 
versity and its various 
Faculties and activities, 
and also because of his 
acquaintance with organ- 
ization and his expe- 
rience overseas during 
the last war. 

The Principal and 
G. C. McDonald, repre- 
sent the University and 
the Board of Governors, 
while Colonel Allan A. 
Magee, Acting Officer 
Commanding the McGill 
Contingent, C.O.T.C., 
and representative of the 
Department of National 
Defence, places his wide 
experience at the disposal 
of the Board. 

Hugh Crombie as 
President of The Grad- 
uates’ Society brings that 
important body in this 
manner in close touch 
with the activities of the 
organization. 

Dr. J. J. O'Neill who 
occupies the joint posi- 
tion of Dean of the 
Faculty of Graduate 
Studies and _ Research 
and of the Science Divi- 
sion of the Faculty of 
Arts and Science, is like- 
wise a member of the 
Faculty of Engineering 
and can thus bring his 
special knowledge of the 
work and experience of 
undergraduates and 


many graduates into their proper sphere of activity. 
Dean W. H. Brittain enables the Board to utilize 


Agriculture. 


of the Board. 


retary of the Board. 


to the fullest extent the resources of the Faculty of 


Dr. J. B. Collip, a member of the National Research 
Council, Ottawa, and Vice-Chairman of the Associate 
Committee on Medical Research, becomes a valuable 
asset in dealing with all medical research problems 
connected with the prosecution of the war. 

Dr. D. A. Keys, Professor of Physics and known to 
all members of the University, has just the kind of 
executive ability which makes him so useful as Sec- 
His experience during the last 
war in the scientific investigations connected with 
the Royal Navy adds greatly to his value as a member 


(Continued on Page 48) 


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THE MCGILL 


WINTER, 1939 


Published Quarterly by 
The Graduates’ Society of McGill University 


E ARE indebted to Miss Vibert Douglas for 

her short appreciation of Professor Leacock’s 
“All Right, Mr. Roosevelt.’”’ Miss Douglas has 
clearly discerned the simple, healthy commonsense 
which runs as a sustaining core through Professor 
Leacock’s writings. No one else in our nation can 
so magically rearrange the spectrum of all our deeply- 
coloured feelings into his familiar, normal rainbow 
pattern. The prism with which he performs his 
magic is his only; his humour, a “‘mirth that knows 
no bitter springs.”’ 


But, leaving with manifest effort her tribute to 
Professor Leacock, Miss Douglas turns to what his 
pamphlet teaches us; not in so many words, for he 
could not preach if he would, nor would we want him 
to. His strength depends on his tolerance, and it 
is of that Miss Douglas would remind us. 


Let no one make the mistake of thinking that 
tolerance is faint-heartedness. None of our uni- 
versities can ever be accused of any failing in heart 
in this or the last war. But we know now as never 
before that war is a disease. All our powers are 
needed to keep it from stultifying and eroding our 
minds. That is why it is so urgently required of us 
that we think clearly and with steadiness, whilst 
resolutely doing the things that must be done in this 
crisis. 


A Word of Thanks 


T MAY be of interest to our readers to know some- 
thing about the preparation of our present issue. 
We have not been faced very often with such an 
apparent lack of material as was the case when our 
Board met last September to prepare for this issue. 
The dazing influence of the war was still on us, and 
whilst we could expect a certain amount of material, 
the outlook generally was poor. That we have been 
able to produce an issue even fuller than usual (some 
things being actually held back) is due largely to the 
unremitting labours of those who have helped us. 
We cannot name them all, but we can and do extend 
to them our warmest thanks. 


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Se 


As Others See Us 


EPORTS of annual conferences are not generally 

the most alluring of publications, although that 
is not the fault of the conferences, which usually 
represent plenty of hard work and many good ideas. 
Before us lies the Report of the 25th Annual Con- 
ference of the American Alumni Council, and amongst 
its lively pages we find something which concerns us 
nearly. This is a report on ‘“The Magazine Awards 
for 1939,’ which is the outcome of a laborious and 
carefully carried out inspection of the alumni journals 
published in the United States and Canada. Prizes 
and honorable mentions are given for various sections 
of the magazines, and whilst the plan is open to some 
criticism, it is well worth doing and has been well 
carried out. Some of the editors showed a certain 
degree of flippancy when sending in their entries; 
such, for instance, as one who wrote: 


“You might just as well save yourself the trouble 
of going over the other magazines and just pin blue 
ribbons on the four issues I am sending you.” 


Or, another, slightly aggrieved: 


“Personally, I am grey-headed enough not to care 
if you don’t mention our product (but) in heaven's 
name don’t give me another award for ‘Obituaries’.” 


What our own Secretary said about it I don’t know, 
but it is pleasant to find that our News received 
honorable mention in three of the sections designated 
by the Committee. These we shall quote in extenso: 


“Best Character Sketch or News Story Concerning an 
Alumni Personality. 


“Here we found keen and high-grade competition. 
Honorable mention is given to Albion, Pittsburgh, 
Ohio State, DePauw, California, Cornell, William 
and Mary, Smith, and McGill. 


“Best Treatment, Originality and Quality of Illustra- 
tions, and Magazine Layout in General. 


‘“‘Again we were forced to study not alone single 
issues of a given magazine but all issues before making 
our selections. Eventually we gave honorable mention 
to Indiana, McGill, Pittsburgh, Southern California 
and Wisconsin. 


“Best Diversification and Quality of Major Articles. 

“In this classification it was comparatively easy to 
determine those deserving honorable mention. There 
were Columbia, Wisconsin, Rochester, Mount Holyoke, 
and Smith, and then came the real task of picking a 
winner from the magazines of McGill, Middlebury, 
California and Dartmouth, all of which showed 
surprising excellence. After much weighing of 
evidence, first prize was given to the Dartmouth 
Alumni Magazine.”’ 


We never argue with the referee, but why 
“surprising’’ excellence ? 


Hi Baas 


THE McGILL NEWS 


On His Majesty's Service~ 


EALIZING that many readers of Tue McGiILt 

News will wish to know of the part McGill men 
are taking in Canada’s war effort, we are establishing 
this department, in which we shall publish as much 
information as possible regarding the appointments 
and duties of graduates, past students, and members 
of the University staff engaged in military and gov- 
ernment service. 

The present lists will include mainly those on active 
military service. At the same time, we realize how 
important in this war the part to be taken by those 
outside the armed forces 
will be, and we hope ac- 
cordingly that in later 
issues we may be able to 
record in greater detail the 
work of the men and women 
of McGill who are serving 
in non-military capacities. 

In order that this depart- 
ment may be as compre- 
hensive as possible, we 
would greatly appreciate 
the help of our Branch 
Societies and others in 
sending us_ information. 
Press clippings and other 
data referring to the war- 
time work of McGill men 
will be warmly welcomed. 
Please address them to 
THe McGiit News, 3466 
University Street, Mont- 
real. Corrections of errors 
noted in these columns will 
also be much appreciated. 
For the information printed 
in this issue, we are in- 
debted greatly, among 
others, to E. S. Mattice 
(B.A.Sc. ’90), H. R. Morgan 
(B.A. '17), of Brockville, 
Ontario, Major Coates 
(Past Student), Officer in 
charge of Medical Stores, 
Montreal, the staffs of the 
University and Macdonald 
College, the Adjutants of a 
number of the units men- 
tioned, and the staff of The 
Graduates’ Society’s office, where most of the infor- 
mation was gathered and listed. 

The items in this issue are those received up to the 
night of November 30th. 


Major-General McNaughton 


HROUGHOUT Canada and particularly in the 
Military Forces, deep satisfaction was expressed 
when it was announced in Ottawa that command of 
the 1st Division of the Canadian Active Service Force 
would be assumed by Major-General Andrew George 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


Mayor-GENERAL A, G., 


Edited By 
R. C. FETHERSTONHAUGH 


Latta McNaughton, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O. (McGill: 
B.Sc. °10, M.Sc. ’12, LL.D. ’20). A veteran of the 
Great War, in which he commanded in succession the 
4th Battery, 2nd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, 
the 21st Howitzer Battery, and the 11th Brigade, 
C.F.A., he was eventually appointed Counter-Battery 
Staff Officer of the Canadian Corps, in which capacity 
he rendered brilliant service. He was wounded at the 
Second Battle of Ypres in April, 1915, was later three 
times Mentioned in Despatches, awarded the Distin- 
guished Service Order, and named as a Companion of 
the Order of St. Michael 
and St. George. Returning 
to Canada in May, 1919, 
General McNaughton _ be- 
came a member of the 
Committee for Reorgani- 
zation of Canada’s Military 
Forces and three years later 
became Deputy Chief of 
the Canadian General Staff. 
He was appointed Chief of 
the General Staff in 1929 
and continued in military 
service until 1935, when 
he was appointed President 
of the National Research 
Council. This appoint- 
ment he held until, as an 
officer whose achievements 
in war and peace qualified 
him outstandingly, he was 
chosen for his present com- 
mand. Sharing in the 
pride which the announce- 
ment of his appointment 
brought to McGill, THe 
News takes this opportu- 
nity to congratulate him 
most warmly and to wish 
God speed to him and to 
the men of the Canadian 
Forces who will serve over- 
seas under his command. 

In tribute to his Univer- 
sity and to the Commander 
under whom he served in 
France, General McNaugh- 
ton visited McGill on No- 
vember 4 and delivered the 
address at the laying of the cornerstone of the Sir 
Arthur Currie Memorial Gymnasium-Armoury. No 
one in Canada can speak with assurance of the cir- 
cumstances in which Canadian troops will encounter 
an enemy and General McNaughton made no attempt 
to do so. Yet those who heard him found comfort in 
the confidence he placed in the division Canada was 
entrusting to hiscommand. That the division returns 
his esteem is a tribute to the qualities of mind and 
leadership with which aptitude, education, and un- 
remitting work have liberally endowed him. 


L. McNAauGHTON 


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Flying Officer Duncan R. Anderson 


T IS with deep regret that we record the death on 

Active Service of Flying Officer Duncan R. 
Anderson, Royal Canadian Air Force, (B.C.L. 24), 
who was_ killed 
when the aeroplane 
he was piloting 
crashed at Halifax, 
Nova Scotia, on 
November 20. 
While at McGill, 
Duncan Anderson 
took a prominent 
part in undergrad- 
uate affairs. He 
played on the foot- 
ball team, was 
keenly interested 
in athletics of all 
kinds, and was 
among the founders 
of the McGill 
Young Men’s Con- 
servative Associa- 
tion. After grad- 
uation, he entered 
the employ of the 
Sun Life Assurance 
Company of Can- 
ada and later be- 
came an officer in 
the Black Watch 
of Canada. A keen 
interest in flying 
prompted him to become a member and later a director 
of the Montreal Light Aeroplane Club and to secure 
leave of absence from the Sun Life to take advanced 
training with the Royal Canadian Air Force some 
four months ago. He was unmarried and was the son 
of Dr. Duncan Anderson (B.A. 790, M.D. ’95) and 
Mrs. Anderson, of Westmount, Que., to whom our 
deep sympathy is extended. 

Fone, eee ea 


FLYING OFFICER D, R. ANDERSON 


Ist Canadian Division 


Though our information is still far from complete, 
news has reached us of a number of McGill men 
serving with units of the 1st Division of the Canadian 
Active Service Force. The following names have so 
far been recorded: 

General Officer Commanding 
Mayor-GENERAL ANDREW GEORGE Latta McNauGurTon, 
CBC MiG. DiSiO:; (B.8c5 10) Meao rae D120)! 
Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services 
Lizut.-Cot. EMMET ANDREW McCusker, M.C., (M.D. 16). 


Commanding, 3rd Infantry Brigade 


CovoNED "C.. Basin Pree) DS.0.,sDiG MV. DaeASw.c. 
(Member: McGill University Committee on Military In- 
struction). 


Royal Montreal Regiment (M.G.) 
Lizut.-CoL. JAMES Eric SLessor, E.D. (Past Student). 
Mayor DonaLtp MACcRAa&g, (B.Sc. '23, D.D.S. ’25). 

Major Harotp WaitNeyY Woop, (B.A. '09, B.Sc. ’11). 
Capt. JAMES ALLAN CALDER, (Past Student). 

Lieut. HARoLD AusTIN McBrIDE, (Past Student). 

Lieut. Harry GILBERT PALMER, (Past Student). 

Lreut. WILLIAM FREDERICK WHITE PRATT, (B.A. 21, B.C.L.’24). 


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No. 9 Field Ambulance, R.C.A.M.C. 


Ligut.-Cot. HERBERT Munro ELDER, (M.D. ’23). 

Capt. Epwarp TENNANT Bourke, (D.D.S. 123) (Dental 
Officer). 

Capt, Ciirrorp V. Warp, (M.D. ’28). 

Capt. GEorGE EarLe WicuHtT, (M.D. ’25) 

Lieut. Davip M. Lrecate, (B.A. ’27) (Quartermaster). 

Lieut. CHARLES V. LETOURNEAU, (M.D. ’37). 

Lieut. Vicror F. OGuLNik, (B.Sc. 32, M.D. ’36). 

Lieut. DONALD WILLIAM SMAILL, (B.Sc. [Arts] "31, “MD Ss 

Lieut. DONALD ALEXANDER YounG, (M.D. ’35). 


3rd Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers 


Major HowaArp Kewnepy, M.C, (B.Sc. 14), 


Royal Navy 


GUNN, SURGEON-LizUT. WILLIAM DONALD, (M.D. 733), 
Address: c/o Admiralty, London. 


Imperial Forces 
GAMBEL, Capt. CHARLES S. (M.D. ’33), Royal Army Medical 
Corps, Rawalpindi, Punjab, India. 

Lunpon, Lieut. R. E. (Past Student), son of Lieut.-Col. A. E. 
Lundon, R.C.A.M.C. (M.D. ’14), Royal Artillery, France. 
McGrppon, Lrevt. R. L., (B.A. ’38), son of Lieut.-Col. R. H. 
McGibbon, R.C.A.M.C. (M.D. ’11), British Infantry, Pal- 

estine. 
Meyer, Cart. M. (M.D. '36), Royal Army Medical Corps 
Hospital, Tottenham Court Road, Wilbank, London, England. 


Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve 


Harvey, Dents, (B.S.A. ’34), Lieutenant. 

PuGsLEy, W. H. (B. Com. ’34), Paymaster Lieutenant. 

STREDDER, F. O. (Secretary and Bursar, McGill University), 
Paymaster Lieutenant-Commander. 


Royal Canadian Air Force 


News has reached us of the following officers now 

serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force: 

Apams, A. O., (B.Sc. ’26), Squadron Leader, No. 11 (Technical) 
Detachment, Montreal. 

Austin, G. S., (B.Sc. '35), Pilot Officer, R.C.A.F, Station, 
Trenton, Ontario. 

BuSSIERE, R. P., (B.Sc. ’39), Pilot Officer, R.C.A.F. Station, 
Trenton, Ontario. 

CoLEMAN, S. W., (B.Sc. ’28), Squadron Leader, No. 5 (Bomber 
Reconnaissance) Squadron, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. 

Cow ey, A. T. N., (B.Sc. 710), Group Captain, R.C.A.F. Head- 
quarters, Ottawa. 

CrossLanp, C. W., (B.Sc. ’31), Flight Lieutenant, R.C.A.F. 
Headquarters, Ottawa. 

Davigs, J. F. B., (B.Sc. 14), Flying Officer, Eastern Air Com- 
mand H.Q., Halifax, N.S. 

Doy.eE, M. G., (B.Eng. ’34), Flight Lieutenant, No. 6 (Bomber 
Reconnaissance) Squadron, Vancouver, B.C. 

Dusuc, M. C., (B.C.L. '34), Squadron Leader, M.D. No. 4 
(Montreal). 

FERRIER, ALLAN, (B.Sc. ’20), Wing Commander, R.C.A.F. 
Headquarters, Ottawa. : 

Finpvay, H. J., (B.A. '36), Pilot Officer, London Flying Club, 
London, Ontario. 

Foss, R. H., (B.Sc. ’22), Squadron Leader, No. 115 (Fighter) 
Squadron, Montreal. 

Gopwin, H. B., (B.Sc. '28), Squadron Leader, R.C.A.F. Head- 
quarters, Ottawa. 

GRAHAM, C. C. P., (Past Student), Flight Lieutenant, R.C.A.F. 
Headquarters, Ottawa. 

HOLLAND, T. C., (B.Eng. ’32), Pilot Officer, Reserve of Officers, 
RG. ABs 

James, A. L., (B.Sc. ’24), Squadron Leader, R.C,A.F. Head- 
quarters, Ottawa. 

Laine, D. A. S., (B.Sc. '36), Pilot Officer, St. Catherines Flying 
Club, St. Catherines, Ontario. 


THE MeGILL NEWS 


LIGHTHALL, W. S., (B.C.L. ’21), Pilot Officer, Recruiting Centre, 
Ottawa. 

MacCartay, A. H., (B.Com. ’35), Pilot Officer, No. 115 (Fighter 
Squadron, Montreal. 

McGIL, FRANK S., (Past Student), Wing Commander, Military 
District No. 4 (Montreal). 

McGREGoR, _G. R., (Past Student), Pilot Officer, No. 115 
(Fighter) Squadron, Montreal. 

MuLock, R. H., (B.Sc. 09), Honorary Air ( ‘ommodore, Montreal. 

NespitT, A. DEANE, (B.Eng. 33), Pilot Officer, R.C.A.F. 
Station, Trenton, Ontario. 

Norris, H. B., (B.Sc. '26), Flying Officer, R.C.A.F. Head- 
quarters, Ottawa. 

PEACE, W. J., (B.Sc. '17), Flight Lieutenant, No. 119 (Bomber 


Reconnaissance) Squadron, Hamilton, Ontario. 

PitcHeEr, P. B., (B.A. ’35, B.C.L. ’38), Pilot Officer, No. 115 
(Fighter) Squadron, Montreal. 

Rogs, C. .A., (B.Sc. '09), Pilot Officer, No. 13 (Technical) 
Detachment, Vancouver, B.C. 

Wait, F. G., (B.Sc. '27), Squadron Leader, R.C.A.F. Head- 
quarters, Ottawa. 

Wivkinson, L. H., (B.Com. ’38), Pilot Officer, No. 113 (Fighter) 
Squadron, Calgary, Alberta. 


2nd Montreal Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery 


Included in the following list are the officers serving 
with the batteries forming part of the artillery of the 
Ist Canadian Division. 

Major J. F. Plow, (Past Student, Sc. '21). 
Major E. T. RENour, (B.Sc. ’23),. 

Capt. W. C. Leacat, (Past Student, Law ’37) 
Capt. J. H. D. Ross, (B.Sc. ’22). 

Capt. W. R. WonuHaAM, (B.Sc. ’22). 

Lieut. H. T. Arrey, (B.Sc. ’26, M.Sc. ’27). 
Lizut. J. M. Caper, (Past Student, Arts ’26-’27). 


Lieut. J. A. CREELMAN, (Past Student, Sc. ’31-'32). 
Lieut. C. H. Drury, (B.Eng. ’39), 
Lieut. J. S. Dunpuy, (B.Eng. 39). 
Lieut. A. D. Grier, (Past Student, Arts '30-'32). 
Brute. ©. HAGuE: (B-Se¢. 23). 

L 


Ligut. L. G. LAGIMopIERE, (B.Eng. '37). 
LigEuT. R. N. McLeop, (B.Sc. ’23). 

LiEuT. P. H. Rrorpon, (B.Eng. ’37, M.Sc. '38). 
Lizut. G. A. RUTHERFORD, (B.Com. '34). 
Lieut. K. H. TREMAIN, (B.Sc. ’29). 

Lizut, J. R. Wart, (Past Student). 


Royal Canadian Corps Signals 


BamLEy, Major W. E., (Past Student). 

BourngE, Lieut. J. D., (B.Eng. ’37), No. 2 Wireless Section, 
C.A.S.F. 

DRAKE, 2ND Lieut. E. M., (B.Eng. '34). 

FuLTON, Major F. F., (B.Sc. ’28). 

Jongs, Lizvt. G. C., (B.Com. ’30), No. 3 Line Section, C.A.S.F. 

MACKENZIE, 2ND Lieut. G. I., (Past Student). 

Macceop, Lieut. D. N., (B.Eng. ’35). 

MILLIGAN, 2ND LiEuT. JAMEs A., (B.Sc. '26). 

REYNOLDS, LiEUT, GEORGE K., (B.Eng. 735). 


Ist Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) 
of Canada, Canadian Active Service Force 


Bourne, Lieut. J. G., (Past Student). 

BLACKADER, LizutT.-Cot. KENNETH G., M.C., E.D., (Past 
Student). 

Eapig, Major G. H. H., E.D. (Past Student), (O.C. Regimental 
Depot, 1st Battalion). 

Jagquays, Major H. M., (B.Sc. '30). 

MITcHELL, Capt. F. M., (B.Com, 732). 

Petcu, Capt, CHARLES, (B.Com. ’28). 

ROBERTSON, Capt. Basit D., (M.D. ’28) (Medical Officer). 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps 


We have received news of, the following officers of 
the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps who are on 
full-time or part-time service. 

Browne, Lieur.-Cotr. JoHN GeEorGE, (B.A. '97, M.D. 01), on 
Medical Board duty. 

BurNetT?, Ligur.-Cor. Puiip, D.S.O., (M.D. 00), on Hospital 
Organization duty. 

CALDER, Major Joun R., (M.D. '18), Medical Officer, 54th 
Battery (H), Canadian Active Service Force, Brantford, 
Ontario. 

CHISHOLM, Capt, Gavin, (M.D. ’27), Medical Officer, No. 115 
(Fighter) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, 

Conover, Ligut.-Co.. K. I., (M.D. ’16), Brigade Medical 
Officer, Royal Canadian Artillery. 

Convery, Lrieut.-Cou. E. B., E.D., (M.D. '14), Assistant Chief 
Medical Officer, Dept. of Pensions and National Health, 
Military District No. 5, (Quebec). 

CooK, Capt. M.S., (M.D. ’23), Medical Officer, Royal Canadian 
Engineers, 

Cross, Lreut.-Cot. C. E., (B.A. 05, M.D. 09), Medical Officer, 
Three Rivers Regiment (Tank Corps). 

Day, Carr. Epwin E., (M.D. '24), Medical Officer, Royal Cana- 
dian Air Force, Vancouver, B.C. 

ELLioTT, Major J. M., M.M., (M.D. '24), No. 19 Field Am- 
bulance. At present on Medical Board duty. 

GitDAy, LiEut.-Cox. F. W., (M.D. 97), on Medical Board duty. 

GORSSLINE, COLONEL R. M., D.S.O., (Diploma Public Health ’21) 
Director General Medical Services, Dept. of National Defence, 
Ottawa. 

HALPENNY, Lieut. G. W., (B.Sc. [Arts] '30, M.D. ’34), on Medical 
Board duty. 

Hastincs, Mayor R. C., E.D., (M.D. '17 
Officer, Military District No. 5 (Quebec). 
Hume, Major W. E., (M.D. ’24), Medical Officer to the units 
of the Canadian Active Service Force in Sherbrooke, EO, 
Jounston, Lizur. H. C., (M.D. '37), Medical Officer with The 

Royal Canadian Regiment, and in charge of the Military 

Hospital, St. Johns, P.Q. 

LeecH, Major B. C., (M.D. 25), Officer Commanding, No. 10 
Field Ambulance, Regina, Sask. 

LocHEAD, Major J. R., (B.A. '23, M.D. ’27), in charge of Medical 
Clinic, Military District No. 4 (Montreal). 

LUNDON, Lreut.-Cot. A. E., V.D., (M.D. ’14), District Medical 
Officer, Military District No. 4 (Montreal). 

MacIntosu, Capt. C. A., (B.A. '21, M.D. '24), Medical Officer, 
2nd Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) 
of Canada, Canadian Internal Security Force (now demobil- 
ized). 

MACKENZIE, Lizut. K. R., (B.A. 33, M.D. '36), Medical Officer, 
Royal Montreal Regiment (M.G.). 

McGrsson, Ligut.-Cot. R. H., (M.D. '11), Deputy District 
Medical Officer, Military District No. 4 (Montreal). 

McKim, Lirut.-Cov. L. H., (M.D. ’12), on Hospital Organiza- 
tion duty. 

MorGan, Carr. G. S., (M.D. '24), Medical Officer, Royal 
Canadian Army Service Corps, Montreal. 

PETERS, COLONEL C. A., D.S.O., (M.D. '98), on Medical Board 
duty. 

PoLLAck, Lieut. G. H., (M.D. '35), attached to the District 
Medical Officer’s staff (R.C.N.V.R., Quebec Division). 

RAYMOND, Ligur. G. H., (M.D. '35), on Medical Board duty. 


), District Health 


ROTHWELL, Capt. J. C., (M.D. '26), No. 19 Field Ambulance. 
At present doing Medical Board duty with the Royal 22nd 
Regiment, Ist Division, Canadian Active Service Force. 

Ruppick, Lrgut.-Cot. W. W., (M.D. 14), in charge of Medical 
Boards, Military District No. 4 (Montreal). 

SCHROEDER, Capt. F. W., (M.D. '30), Medical Officer, Royal 
Canadian Air Force Depot, Regina, Sask. 

SmytH, Lieut.-Cor. W. H., (B.A. 92, M.D. 96), on Medical 
Board duty. 

STEVENSON, LiEuT.-CoL. JAMEs, V.D., (B.A. '97, M.D. ’01), 
Medical Board duty, Military District No. 5 (Quebec). 

StonE, Lieut. A. C., (M.D. '38), attached to the Royal Cana- 
dian Air Force. 


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Tayior, Capt. R. B., (M.D. ’18), Medical Officer, Royal Cana- 
dian Corps ae "Montreal. 

Van Wyck, Lieut. Norman, (B.A. °30, M.D. 35), Medical 
Clinic duty, Military District No. 4 (Montreal). 

Vieonp, Lieut.-Cot. CHARLES W., (M.D. ’95), on Medical 
Board duty. 

WALKER, Lieut. Doucvas, (M.D. ’25), R.C.A.M.C., Montreal. 


Canadian Dental Corps 


CAMERON, LiEUT.-COL. GEORGE D.S.O., V.D., (DD.S. '08), 
District Dental seg Militacy District No. 12. Regina, Sask. 

CLEVELAND, Capt. H. R., (D.D.S. ’15), Military District No. 4, 
Montreal. 

cS thse Lieut. SAMUEL, (B.A. 731, D.D.S. '34 
No. 4, Montreal. 

eal Capt. H. V., (D.D.S. ’14), Military District No. 4, 
Montreal. 

Durry, Lizut. I. L., (D.D.S. 37), Military District No. 6. 

Epwarp, Lieut. FRANK A., (B.A. ’25, D.D.S. '27), Military 
District No. 4, Montreal. 

FRANKLIN, Capt. GERALD, (D.D.S. ’22), Military District No. 4, 
Montreal. 

GuILBoarD, Lizut. THomas Ivan, (D.D.S. '36), Military 
District No, 4, Montreal. 

Jexmy, Cart. V. H. T., (D.D.S. ’25), Records Office, Dept. of 
National Defence, Ottawa. 

Kent, Lieut. L. E., (D.D.S. ’23), Military District No. 4, 
Montreal. 

Kerr, Lieut. J. A., (D.D.S. '26), Adjutant, C.D.C., Military 
District No. 4, Montreal. 

LEFEBVRE, Capt. O. A., (D.D.S. ’15), Military District No. 4, 
Montreal. 

MacKinnon, Capt. H.N., (D.D.S. '26), Supernumerary Dental 
Officer, No. 19 Field Westlands Quebec. 

McManon, Cart. R. E., (D.D.S. ’27), Military District No. 4, 
Montreal. 

McRag, Ligut. Lorne F., (D.D.S. 
Montreal. 

PENNELL, Capt. H. D., (Technician in the Faculty of Dentistry 
since 1921), Quartermaster, C.D.C., Montreal. 

Rooney, Lieut.-Cor. J. W., (D.D.S. 718), District Dental 
Officer, Military District No. 5, Quebec. 

SAUNDERS, Major F. W., (D.D.S, 716), District Dental Officer, 
Military District No. 4, Montreal. 

SmitH, Carr. Harry E., (D.D.S. ’26), Dental Officer, No. 10 
Field Ambulance, R.C.A.M.C. 

WHEATLEY, Lieut. R. A., (D.D.S. ’26) 
Montreal. 


), Military District 


, Military District No. 4, 


, Military District No. 4, 


Active Militia 


We have received information that the following 
officers are serving in the capacities noted: 
BALLANTYNE, 2ND LiguT. C. T., (B.A. ’23, B.C.L. ’26), 2nd 

Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of 

Canada. 


BeERNIER, Lieut. J. E., (B.Com. ’38), Canadian Army Pay Corps, 
Quebec. 

BEVERIDGE, LiEuT. J. W., (Past Student), 2nd Battalion, The 
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada. 

CarLis_e, Cart. T. H., (B.A. '31), The Canadian Grenadier 
Guards, Montreal. 

Cow1z, Cart. FREDERICK W., (B. Eng. ’33), Adjutant, Internal 
Security Force/Battalion of The Black Watch of Canada (now 
demobilized). 

Currig, Lieut. G. O., (Past Student), The Canadian Grenadier 
Guards, Montreal. 


Eakin, Lizut. W. R., (B.A. '31, B.C.L. 734 
Canada, Montreal. 


), Victoria Rifles of 


ECHENBERG, COLONEL S., (Past Student), Commanding Officer, 
Internal Security Force, Montreal. 


FeLtLowes, Lizut. Norton A., (B.Arch. ’27) Regimental 
Adjutant, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of 
Canada, Montreal. 


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FRASER, Capt. NorMAN L., (B.Sc. 30), District Engineer Officer, 
Military District No. 12 

Gipay, 2NpD Lieut. A. M., (B.Eng. '37 
Guards, Montreal. 

HANNINGTON, LieuT.-Cox., (Past Student), 
Military District No. 4, Montreal. 

HENDERSON, Lieut. J. B., (M.D. ’27), Duke of York’s Royal 
Canadian Hussars, Montreal. 

Hurcuison, Lieut.-Cov. Paut P., E.D., (B.A. 16, BiG Ea 2: 
Commanding Officer, The Black Watch (Royal Highland 
Regiment) of Canada, Montreal. 

JosepH, Cart. Henry, (B.A. 34), Victoria 

~ Montreal. 

Kemp, 2ND Lieut. J. P. G., (Student), 2nd Battalion, The 
Blac Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, Montreal. 

Kirk, Lieut. W. D., (M.Eng. ’36), Survey Regiment, Royal 
Canadian Artillery, Montreal. 

LEsLiz, Lieut. A. O., (B.A. ‘22, B.Sc. ’24), Royal Canadian 
Artillery, Montreal. 

Lyman, M ayor_ T. W.. (Past Student), 2nd Battalion, The 
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, Montreal. 

Martin, Capt. S. J., (M.D. ’28), The Canadian Grenadier 
Guards, Montreal. 

McLeop, Lieut. J. M., (C.A. ’28), 2nd Battalion, The Black 
Watch (Royal Highlz = Regiment) of Canada, Montreal. 

MENDELS, 2ND LIEUT. M.. (B.A. ’28, M.A.. 729, B.C.L. 732), 
Duke of York’s Roys a ‘Canadian Hussars, Montreal. 

Mo son, Mayor JOHN HENRY, E.D., (Past Student), 2nd-in- 
Command, 2nd Battalion, The Blz ack Watch ( (Royal Highland 
Regiment) of Canada, Montreal. 

Morean, 2np Lieut. F., (B.A. 36), The Canadian Grenadier 
Guards, Montreal. 

Murray, Lieut. W. A., (B.A. 21, M.D. ’23 
Canada, Montreal. 

Bo tlge Linu’, Ci... (B. Eng." 
Guards, Montreal. 

Ropertson, Lieut.-Cor. J. G., (B.S.A. 712), Commanding 
Officer, Regina Rifles, Regina, Sask. 

Ross, Mayor Hucu Granam, (M.D. ’24 
Canadian Hussars, Montreal. 

Smiru, Lieut. H. M., (Past Student), The Canadian Grenadier 
Guards, Montreal. 

SmitH, Capt. NorMAn J. W., (B.Eng. '32), Royal Canadian 
Engineers, Ottawa. 

Spratt, 2ND Lieut. M. J., (B.Sc. ’22), 14th Field Company, 
Royal Canadian Engineers. 

STEWART, Major J. G., (B.C.L. 734 
Guards, Montreal. 


), The Canadian Grenadier 


Headquarters, 


Rifles of Canada, 


, Victoria Rifles of 


On 
bo 


, The Canadian Grenadier 


, Duke of York’s Royal 


The Canadian Grenadier 


McGill University Contingent, 
Canadian Officers’ Training Corps 


The following McGill men are officers of the McGill 

University Contingent, C. Ce 

CoLoneL A. A. Mace, D.S.O., E. A.D.C. (B.A. ad eundem 
15), Honorary Colonel and Rae solamebhid Officer. 

Lieut.-Cot. T. S. Morrisey, D.S.O., (Past Student), Com- 
manding Officer. 

Mayor G. A. Grimson, (B.Com. '25) 

Major (Q.M.) W. H. Baca, (B.A. 21 

Capt. E. F. H. BoorHroyp, (Student). 

Capt. G. Brown, (B.A. ’29, M.A. 731). 

Capt. S. A. Cosspett, (B.Com. ’32). 

Capt. E. E. Massey, (Ph.D. ’33). 

Ligut. F. R. MACRAE, (Student). 

Lieut. J. B. PortEeous, (B.Com. ’38). 

Lieut. H. D. SpreLMAN, (Student). 

Lizut. J. M. WALKELY, (Student). 

2np Lieut. D. BRAIN, (Student). 

2npD Lieut. A. D. Brown, (B.Com. '39). 

2nv LreuT. K. A. BUCKLAND, (Student). 

2np LigutT. W. S. TYNDALE, (Student). 


(Continued on Page 41) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Thank You, Stephen Leacock | 


ITH intense interest and delight I read All Right, 

Mr. Roosevelt.* Not being an economist nor an 
historian, I quite possibly learned more from it than 
would many people; but it is not the facts that it 
contains, but the general impression of earnestness 
underlying the light banter, and the real, the serious 
message of the pamphlet, that make it outstanding. 
Its message is needed in Canada as well as in the 
neighbouring country. 

Intolerance springs up and grows like the gourd, 
and like the apples of Sodom it is devoid of life-giving 
qualities. And intolerance is present in our midst; 
though more voices are being raised against it in 1939 
than in 1914—that at least is ground for hope. Well 
do I remember the intolerance of some of us in 1914-15. 
It was many-sided, and one 
aspect was a complete lack 
of appreciation of the Ameri- 
can problem. Not until 
seventeen years later when 
travelling through Dakota, 
Montana, Wyoming, New 
Mexico, Kansas, did I under- 
stand something of the situa- 
tion President Wilson had 
to face—the difficulty of 
making a people, born and 
bred in those vast western 
regions so far removed from 
the throbbing heart of world 
affairs, realize that the prob- 
lems of one hemisphere are 
the problems of another. 
Professor Leacock played a part in those years and 
now he is continuing the good work. 

But this battle against intolerance, hasty judg- 
ments, and lack of sympathetic comprehension must 
not be limited to the sphere of international relations, 
of politics and policies. In the realm of ethical prin- 
ciples, of spiritual values, there must be maintained 
the right to freedom of conscience, the right to ex- 
pression of honest opinions. Intolerance in this realm 
exists in our midst. It raises its ugly head, it breathes 
forth a poisonous atmosphere of superficial patriotism 
and easy jingoism which many people inhale with 
corrosive results. 

Is it not fitting that we resurrect the battle cry of 
Voltaire >— Eerasez inféme! Crush the infamous thing 
—injustice in his day so rampant in church and state; 
injustice in our day so obviously rampant in dictator 
countries, so insidiously present in some of the social 
structure of our own country. Herasez l'infdme! 
Fight against intolerance, for it is an infamous thing, 
subtly undermining sincere honest thought, dis- 
couraging the careful examination of basic principles 
and ideals, drowning the voice of conscience and 
self-criticism under the thunder of invective against 
the shortcomings and evil deeds of others. 

Many of us who were ignorant and intolerant of 
pacificism and non-resistance in 1914, feel very dif- 


Blank & Stoller 


STEPHEN LEACOCK 


*No. C. 1—Ozxford Pamphleis on World Affairs. The Oxford University 
Press, Tcronto: 10 cents. 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


By 
A. VIBERT DOUGLAS 


ferently about these things today; and whether we do 
or do not believe that these methods are applicable 
in the present crisis, we should honour the moral 
courage and sincerity—and perhaps the true vision, 
for the majority are not always nor necessarily right— 
of those who still maintain that the way of force is not 
the way to permanent world peace. Certain it is 
that when the present struggle shall have brought the 
free democracies to the point called Victory, the way 
of force must be replaced by the way of mutual 
helpfulness, sympathy, understanding and co-oper- 
ation. No policy of suppression of a nation can lead 
to permanent peace. 

But this brief article set out to be a tribute to 
Stephen Leacock. When he and I were both on the 
teaching staff of McGill University, I used to hope 
that some day he would lecture at the R.V.C. and I 
would have the opportunity to quote a certain verse 
from Punch in his honour. But the opportunity never 
came and now he has been elevated to the high dignity 
of a Professor Emeritus and I have been reported by 
an old-timer at McGill as ‘‘gone to a better world!” 

From this other world, I want to pay my tribute to 
Professor Leacock, to tell him that I sometimes turn 
up a back number of the old University Magazine 
and re-read one of the gems from his pen—Master 
Caxton and his apprentice boys and all the problems 
of the ethics of journalism arising in the first few days 
of the world’s First Newspaper. I want to tell him 
that his relatively recent essays on Oxford and on 
sending his friends to fish in a fishless pool gave me 
incalculable pleasure; and I want him to know that 
Serge the Superman brought laughter into our lives in 
those dark anxious days in England in the winter of 

—was it 1916? Not yet had some of us learned that 
there is a large measure of wisdom in the Voltairian 
maxim—Solemnity is a disease. Anxieties from 
without and from within, the burden of the world’s 
suffering, lay heavy upon us. Into this atmosphere 
of grim tenseness there came Further Foolishness 
dripping merriment from the pen of Stephen Leacock. 
Many a strained muscle was relaxed, many a burdened 
heart was lightened. Sir Owen Seaman paid his 
tribute in several verses in Punch. The last verse only 
remains in my mind and I quote it here as memory 
dictates, a borrowed tribute to one the sparkle of 
whose mind banishes our gloom today even as yester- 
day, while his underlying serious message impels us 
to pause and to think. 


“IT would be proud as a peacock 
To have it inscribed on my tomb 
That I trod in the footsteps of Leacock 
In banishing gloom.” 


When I paused and pondered after laying down 
All Right, Mr. Roosevelt, the thought that came 
pressing in upon my mind was that here and now it is 
the duty of every one of us—not of that gifted author 
alone—to fight against injustice and intolerance in 
all their forms with every means at our disposal and 
with all the energy and weight of conviction that is 
ours. Ecrasez l’infame! 


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Unwanted Legacies 


‘“WorLp Economic History SINCE THE GREAT WAR,” 
by J. P. Day, D. Phil., R. B. Angus Professor of Eco- 
nomics, McGill University. The Macmillan Company 
of Canada, Toronto. 161 pp. $1.10. 


The nature of Professor Day’s brief outline of 
latter-day economics is summed up quite well in the 
table of contents. Listed there are the following 
chapter headings: 1. The Legacy of Maladjustment; 
2. The Legacy of Debt; 3. The Legacy of Distrust. 
And following these unpleasant inheritances come 
these chapters: 4. The First Slump in Prices; 5. The 
First Devaluation; and, 6. 
The Lost Chance. 

Professor Day's book 
concludes with the present- 
day period before the out- 
break of World War II, 
leaving us with the un- 
pleasant prospect of start- 
ing around the circle all 
over again before we have 
found the way out of the 
first one. Perhaps, twenty 
years from now, -having 
survived another legacy of 
debt and distrust and lived 
through another first slump 
and devaluation and lost 
chances the same _ thing 
may happen again. At 
least the world economic 
story, as presented by Professor Day, does not present 
a picture much brighter than the world humanitarian 
story now being portrayed on the old battle-fields of 
Europe. 

We all prefer the liberal organization of economic 
life, Professor Day concludes, but there are abuses 
and evils which must be abolished. The evils of the 
authoritarian state are only now becoming apparent. 
While it has been argued that the free capitalist 
system was responsible for the Great War in 1914, it 
certainly could not be argued that the totalitarian 
system adopted by Messrs. Hitler and Mussolini is 
any less likely to lead to war, Professor Day says. 
Activities since publication of the book would rather 
tend to bear out the truth of that statement. Professor 
Day sees a hope for economic liberalism in that we all 
prefer freedom to direction. Unfortunately, even in 
so-called free countries, that economic freedom does 
not exist. And finally, the professor concludes, when 
all has been said in favour of freedom of enterprise as 
a general principle, there remains one formidable 
problem: How can the free economy retain the ad- 
vantages of the rationalisation of industry without 
incurring the abuse of economic power? It is on the 
possibility of solving that problem that the survival 
or revival of a free economy depends. But that is a 
story for another publication—‘‘World Economic 
History Since the Second Great War,” a story which 
is yet to be told. 


Blank & Stoller 
J. P. Day 


L. L. Knott. 


In the Realm of Literature 


When Fur Was King 


‘““N HistoRY OF THE CANADIAN WEsT TO 1870-71,” 
by Arthur S. Morton, M.A. (Edin.), F.R.S.C., Head 
of the Department of History of the Uniersity of Saskat- 
chewan. Thomas Nelson & Sons, Toronto. xiv + 987 pp. 
$6.00. 

Habitués of the Public Archives at Ottawa were 
for many a summer accustomed to see Professor 
Morton installed in his own corner of the Students’ 
Room, often chuckling as he patiently turned manu- 
script pages and unhurriedly made notes in a slow 
longhand. Some seasons this haunt knew him no 
more, he was pursuing his research in the archives of 
the Hudson’s Bay Company in London. Now the 
work of years is finished. The result is his ‘““magnum 
opus,”’ this imposing volume, telling with a wealth of 
detail the absorbing story of the development of the 
Canadian West, seen as a unit. Scholarly as the 
treatment is, however, it likewise breathes the air of 
the outdoors, for the writer speaks most authoritatively 
and vividly on points topographical. Having actually 
followed many of the traders’ routes to identify forts 
and factories, he conveys a feeling of the difficulties 
encountered with a sense of reality. 

The opening chapter is devoted to the physica! 
features of the country, explaining the characteristics 
of the three North Wests: the prairie lands, the dense 
forest, the barren grounds. Climate, flora, and fauna 
conditioned man’s activities in each, but different as 
they were, all three came within the economy of the 
fur trade. Incidentally, this stemmed from the 
fishing expeditions to the St. Lawrence, for when the 
fishermen landed they ‘‘found the Indians robed in 
beaver.’’ At once traffic began. As a market grew 
in Europe, business increased correspondingly, leading 
to dramatic strife, the central theme of this narrative. 
“The choice of routes northward to Hudson Bay, or 
southward and eastward to the St. Lawrence, brought 
about a struggle between the English Adventurers 
trading into Hudson Bay and the French, and after 
them the English, fur-traders on the St. Lawrence. 
It is a conflict of interests which runs all through our 
history, and whose counterpart is with us even in this 
age of railways.” (p. 24) 

After the Treaty of Utrecht secured England’s 
possession of Hudson Bay there came the long struggle 
with the French for the rich fur forest hinterland of 
the Bay, lasting till the question of political supremacy 
in America was settled by the Seven Years’ War. Not 
even that, however, brought peace to the Upper 
Country. Indeed, the economic war over the fur 
fields led to even more bitter enmity between British 
nationals. The competition of the traders from 
Montreal—“‘pedlars’’ to the Company—was perhaps 
even more threatening than the French challenge. 
Within the same period quite unrelated approaches to 
this source of wealth were made from the Pacific 
coast by Russians, Spaniards, English, and Americans. 
Understanding the motive, these separate episodes 
fall into place for us as we view them from the per- 
spective of the day when fur was king. 

Not only are the large issues presented, but also 
the individual’s suffering and hardship, the price of 


THE McGILL NEWS 


opening the country. In this connection it is inter- 
esting to note the role played by the native women. 
When Hearne twice met failure before his discovery 
of the Coppermine River, the Indian Matonabbee 
gave him this advice: 

“Women were made for labour; one of them can 
carry or haul as much as two men can do. They also 
pitch our tents, make and mend our clothing, keep 
us warm at night; and in fact there is no such thing 
as travelling any considerable length of time, in this 
country, without their assistance. Women though 
they do everything are maintained at a trifling 
expense; for as they always stand cook, the very 
licking of their fingers in scarce times is sufficient for 
their subsistence.”” (p. 294) On the next journey 
Matonabbee was guide and he took along seven wives 
who contributed materially to the success of the trip. 

Professor Morton sets forth admirably the tech- 
nique and methods of the Company. In the duel with 
the Northwesters the Company point of view and 
policy is reported from journals and correspondence 
now in London, a salutary corrective to the criticisms 
and propaganda in papers emanating from the other 
side. The clash between the two factions is the climax 
of the book. The last third is given over to progress 
after the Union, coming to an end in 1871 when 
British Columbia was admitted to the Dominion and 
the new provinces faced new problems. 

Twelve very useful sketch maps accompany the 
text, enabling the reader to follow detailed descriptions 
of explorations. None of the scaffolding of scholar- 
ship, in the form of distracting numbers and footnotes, 
encumbers the pages. This makes for peaceful con- 
tinuous reading, but in many instances specific refer- 
ences will undoubtedly be missed in a work of this 
nature, since its appeal is to the student rather than 
to the popular reading public. 

Professor Morton has broken much new ground and 
“A History of the Canadian West to 1870-71” will 
take an honoured place among indispensable books 
in this field. He has rendered a great service to 
Canadian history and his friends will congratulate 
him upon the completion of so ambitious and so 
monumental an undertaking. 


Maysie S. MacSporran. 
Rural Quebec 


“30 ARPENTS,” by Ringuet. La Librarie Ernest Flam- 
marion, Paris. 292 pp. 20 frances. 

For some years Louis Hémon’s ‘‘Maria Chapde- 
laine’ has stood alone, in the field of fiction, as the 
classic portrayal of the life of the ‘‘habitant.’’ At last 
a worthy successor has made its appearance, this time 
from the pen of a French-Canadian, a native of Three 
Rivers, who writes under the pseudonym of Ringuet. 

In “30 Arpents”’ we have a very shrewd estimate of 
the character of the Quebec farmer and of his attitude 
to the events of the world beyond the confines of his 
thirty acres. As personified by Euchariste Moisan, 
he is a man of few words, deeply attached to the land, 
which he loves with a passion all the stronger for 
being instinctive rather than conscious. He has, like 
all peasants, a great mistrust for such new-fangled 
institutions as savings banks, having at the same time 
the greatest respect for money, which represents so 
much unremitting toil, and must therefore be placed 
in that safest and most respected of all repositories— 
“chez le Notaire.”’ 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


The book is divided into four parts, spring, summer, 
autumn, and winter, as befits the life story of a man 
whose entire existence has been ruled by the elements, 
and the events of the narrative are in keeping with 
the seasons. Women play a very secondary part in 
the story, forming only a shadowy background, the 
drama being supplied by the struggle between the 
father and his second son for the management of the 
land. The eldest son had realized the dream of his 
father’s life by entering the priesthood, only to die of 
consumption at the age of thirty. As Moisan comes 
into the autumn of his life, events begin to go against 
him, the sky darkens, until he finally loses his con- 
fidence in himself and, in the traditional manner of 
the “‘habitant,’’ he hands over the reins of govern- 
ment to his son. In the parlance of Quebec, ‘‘il se 
donne,” and must henceforth be content to submit to 
the dictates of a new generation. He has forfeited his 
rights. The final indignity comes when he is gently 
but firmly driven away from the land which has formed 
the circumference of his world, and must end his days 
with a younger son, who has emigrated to the United 
States. Never again will he put his hand to the plough, 
nor see the slow awakening of the Laurentian country- 
side after the long sleep of winter. 

The dialect so freely used in the writing of this novel 
will make it rather difficult reading for anyone not 
very familiar with rural Quebec; on the other hand, 
it adds greatly to the realism of the story. 


A.deG. L. 


Quebec School System Analyzed 


“GUIDANCE FOR THE HiGH SCHOOL Pupit.’’ A Study 
of Quebec Secondary Schools, by E. C. Webster, Ph.D.., 
(McGill Social Research Series, Number Eight). The 
Oxford University Press, Toronto. © avi + 153 pp. 
$1.75 hard cover; $1.50 soft cover; $1.00 to teachers. 


Herbert Hoover once said, ‘‘As a race we produce a 
considerable percentage of persons in each generation 
who have the intellectual and moral qualities for the 
moral and intellectual inspiration of others—for the 
organization and administration of our gigantic eco- 
nomic and intellectual ma- 
chinery and for invention 
and creation. I believe 
that we lose a large portion 
of those who would join 
those ranks because we 
fail to find them, to train 
them rightly, to create 
character in them, and. to 
inspire them to effort.’’ 
This statement is a clear 
recognition of the fact that 
educational and vocational 
guidance of the youth in 
our schools is a_ pressing 
problem which demands 
the most careful and earnest 
consideration of every 
person who is in any way 
concerned with the true 
function of education, which is personal and social 
adjustment. 

Dr. Webster’s study of this problem, although 
somewhat limited in scope, is not only timely but 
authoritative and challenging. His astute observa- 


Rice, Montreal 


E. C. WEBSTER 


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tions and sound conclusions are based on thorough 
and effective psychological and educational research. 
The evidence of this painstaking investigation should 
prove of the greatest provocative v value to parents, 
teachers, school administrators and employers alike. 

The author presents a courageous, impartial and 
convincing indictment of a school system and of an 
economic order which caters largely to the academic 
interests of a minority of students at the expense of 
the vocational and leisure-time interests of a majority 
of pupils of elementary and secondary school age. 
Results of his study certainly indicate the urgent 
necessity of implementing the recommendations of the 
recent Report of the Quebec Protestant Education 
Survey. As Dr. Webster amply proves, an adequate 
educational and vocational eitlatos programme for 
our Quebec schools involves and primarily depends 
upon the following measures: an cn epiehed and 
co-operative public opinion; a re-education of parents, 
teachers, school authorities and employers; com- 
pulsory education of school-age children; a broadened, 
modernized curriculum; improved methods of teach- 
ing; the testing of pupil abilities and aptitudes; prog- 
nostic and diagnostic testing and remedial training; 
comprehensive educational and vocational informa- 
tion; consultant and advisory guidance service; a 
survey of employment opportunities; placement 
service; and, last but not least, substantially widened 
financial resources for education and further educa- 
tional research. 

Parents and teachers especially are urged to read 
this thoughtful and useful book. They will be stimu- 
lated particularly by such chapters as: ““The Relevance 
of Cultural Background,” ‘‘Broadening the School 
System,” and ‘“‘Assisting the Student.’’ No edu- 
cational problem of our time is more urgent than that 
of ‘‘Guidance for the High School Pupil.’’ Dr. Webster 
is to be commended for his sympathetic, fearless and 
fair treatment of this problem as it pertains to our 
Quebec schools. 

Harold D. Southam. 


‘Exchanges’ 


N THE October number, the University of Toronto 

Quarterly presents good intellectual fare, though 
the ration is perhaps less adroitly balanced than usual. 
Appropriately, the issue opens with Professor C. P. 
Stacey’s ‘“‘As the Storm Broke,’ a commentary on 
the first weeks of the war. Professor Stacey has no 
information that is new, but he has filled a rush 
assignment interestingly and in the capable manner to 
be expected of him. There is another article of timely 
interest by O. P. de Sherbowitz-Wetzor, an American 
citizen of Polish descent, who, from his post in the 
Department of Histor y and Government in Georgetow n 
University, writes on ‘Poland and the Present War. 

The remaining articles are literary in flavour. 
Professor De Lancey Ferguson writes on ‘The Case 
for Mark Twain’s Wife’ and defends that lady from 
the charge that she exercised an influence so repressive 
on Mark Twain that his work was dreadfully en- 
feebled. Repress she did, but Mark Twain needed 
repression, and his wife's understanding of the 
American ethics of the day saved him at times from 
injurious blundering. 

Dealing authoritatively with an even more difficult 
subject, Dr. Leon Edel, B.A., M.A., (McGill) discusses 
“James Joyce and His New Work,” the famous 


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“Finnegan's Wake As a student of Joyce’s literary 
labours and as the editor of a volume of his plays, 
soon to appear, Dr. Edel is not of those who dismiss 
“Finnegan's Wake’ as the product of genius gone 
entirely mad. On the contrary, he is at pains to 
explain wherein the apparent madness is capable of 
some, though seldom precise, inte rpre tation. Anyone 
who has tried to ah “Finnegan’s Wake’’ and has 
given up in despair, or anyone w ho has been deterred 
from attempting to read the book by the bewildered 
comment of reviewers, will find in this excellent article 
material of great explanatory value. 

The other main articles deal respectively with 
Santayana, Racine, Canadian Drama, which takes 
a beating from the scornful pen of A. L. Phelps, and 

“Weirdness in The Comedy of Errors” by G. R. 
Elliott. Four long book reviews complete the contents. 


THE Autumn number of the Queen’s Quarterly 
there are two educational articles of interest, 
“Higher Education on the Stand,’ in which the 
Principal of Queen’s discusses some of the problems 
that Eakin university pe hing today, and 
‘““New Theories at Work in Canadian Sc hools,”’ in 
which W. Stewart Lavell describes the striking results 
he has noted in elementary schools where rigid 
curricula and methods of teaching have undergone a 
helpful liberalization. 

In contrast to these academic articles, are two 
imaginative tales of the North, ““Téte Jaune’’ by 
Duncan Campbell Scott and ‘‘A Mountain Journey” 
by Howard O’Hagan (McGill: B.A. ’22, LL.B. ’25). 
Neither is highly original in plot. Mr. O’Hagan’s 
theme—death by freezing on a lonely trail—has been 
used again and again. But each is written with 
simplicity and power and the Editor showed dis- 
cernment by including them. 

Of the other articles, none will be read with greater 
interest than Leo Cox’s ‘Fifty Years of Brush and 
Pen,’’ an historical sketch of the Pen and Pencil Club 
of Montreal. Still surviving, though, as one regret- 
fully learns, feeling the burden of advancing years, 
this club has contributed much to the practice of the 
arts in Montreal and, incidentally, to the stimulation 
of many writers and artists of McGill. Mr. Cox’s 
historical sketch is all too brief. More on the same 
subject would be welcome. 


RCo 


Books Received 
Too Late for Review in This Number 


“THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR: GEORGE V To GEORGE VI 
(RoyaL Tour EpITIon),”’ by Captain Eric Acland and 

H. Bartlett. The John C. Winston Co., Limited, 
Toronto. Illustrated. 4389 pp. $2.00. 


“Too Mucu CoLiece,” by Stephen Leacock. Dodd, 
Mead & Co. (Canada) Limited, Toronto. 255 pp. $2.25 


J. M. Dent 
200 pp. $2.26. 


“MIxED ComMPANy,” by J. C. Robertson. 
& Sons (Canada) Ltd., Toronto. 


“CARIBBEAN TREASURE,” by Ivan T. Sanderson. 
The Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto. 292 pp. 
$3.50. 


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Annual General Meeting of the Society 


HE Annual General Meeting of The Graduates’ 

Society of McGill University was held in the 
Arts Building on Monday evening, October 16. The 
meeting was called to order by the President, Hugh 
Crombie. —Twenty-two me smbers of the Society wer¢ 
present. 


Honorary Secretary's Report 

A. S. Bruneau’s report as nappies! Secretary 
included the membership standing, a table of which 
is published below, showing that the total membe rship 
was increased during the year by seventy-seven. He 
reported that the By-laws of the Society had been 
approved by letter ballots by a vote of 789 to four. 
These By-laws had been published in THe McGILy 
News and copies had been sent to all members of the 
Society, he sate, 

During the year the Vancouver Branch of the 
Society had been re-organized and it is expected that 
this Branch will now become active in its interest and 
work for the Society and the University. 


Honorary Treasurer's Report 

[he Treasurer, J. W. McCammon, based his report 
on financial statements provided by the auditors, 
which are published on pages 36 and 38. It was pointed 
out that the total market value of the investments held 
for both the Commutation Fund and the Sir William 
Dawson Memorial Library Fund were in excess of the 
cost value which is shown as book value. Attention 
was also drawn to the Furniture and Equipment 
Account, the gross value of which had been increased 
by $44 for equipment purchased during the year, and 
it was pointed out that during the past ten years a 
total amount of $4,123.40 has been written off this 
account and charged against the annual operation 
of the Society, by which means these assets have been 
reduced in book value to only $600.78. Mr. 
McCammon suggested the adoption of a policy to 
cease such heavy annual write-offs for depreciation 
of this account as an annual charge against the opera- 
tion of the Society, and instead the authorization of 
a substantial increase in the amount expended upon 
travelling expenses so that more frequent contacts 
might be made with Branch Societies. 

In discussing the statement of revenue and ex- 
penditure, it was pointed out that due to the change 
made in the Society’s fiscal year by the new By-laws, 
the period ending at the 31st of August, 1939, covered 
only eleven months. Attention was drawn to an item 
on this statement showing the payment of $30 a month 
by the University to the Society in consideration of 
the maintenance by the Society of the graduates’ 
address records for the University. This statement 
shows that the Society operated for the eleven months’ 
period with a surplus of $72.74, which added to the 


MEMBERSHIP REPORT 
Detailed figures for 1938-39 


; No Comparative 
Montreal Alumnae Other Branch Totals To 
Branch Society Branches Affiliation "38-39 1937-38 


Annual members, 


dues paid..... 1105 206 856 688 2855 2781 
Life members.. 98 4 40 61 203 200 
Total membership 1203 210 896 749 3058 2981 
34 


surplus account shows the total balance or surplus as 
$1,632.20. 

Anot her statement shows the expenses incurred in 
conducting the campaign to raise the Gymnasium- 
Armoury Building Fund. 

The surplus account of the Montreal Branch 
Society howe a surplus for the eleven months’ period 
of $174.91, which added to the surplus brought 
forward from the previous year raises the surplus 
balance at credit for the Montreal Branch Society to 

8466.80. The statement also shows that the Montreal 
B ranch allots to the Parent Society $2.50 per annual 
member, and it was explained that $2 of this is the 
usual allotment nee Branch Societies’ annual 
members to the Parent Society, and 50 cents per 
member is an additional allotment by the Montreal 
Branch Society to cover secretarial and office services 
performed for it by the executive office of the Society. 


Gymnasium- Armoury Building Fund 

On behalf of the Honorary Treasurer of this Fund, 
G. W. Bourke, the information contained in the 
balance sheet was reviewed, and in addition a state- 
ment on the standing of the Fund as at October 16 
was read showing that the Society needed to collect 
a substantial sum in order to meet its promises to the 
University, and that it will be necessary to collect 
the unpaid pledges to the Fund. 

Resolutions of thanks were unanimously passed 
expressing the gratitude of the Society to Dr. P. D. 
Ross and J. W. McConnell for their very generous 
contributions to the Fund. 

Mr. Crombie reviewed the progress made during 
the year on this project which is at last taking concrete 
form. He aniodaced tentative plans for the laying 
of the cornerstone. (An account of this ceremony will 
be found elsewhere in this issue.) 


Graduates’ Endowment Fund 

In Walter Molson’s report, as Chairman of the 
Board of Trustees, reference was made to the figures 
reported for this Fund on the Society’s balance sheet. 
In addition, he reported that the net revenue earned 
by the investments for this Fund during the year was 
$4,031.24, and that a fourth payment of $2,500 had 
been made from this revenue to the Gymnasium- 
Armoury Building Fund. It was pointed out that 
the surplus revenue on hand is sufficient to make a 
fifth payment of $2,500 to this Fund, should the 
trustees so decide. A resolution was passed suggesting 
that the Board of Trustees be asked to consider giving 
a fifth payment of $2,500 to the Building Fund. It 
was recalled that, upon completion of the Gymnasium- 
Armoury, the trustees of this Fund are committed to 
pay $3,000 per annum to the University tow ards the 
maintenance cost of this building. 


Board of Governors 

H. B. McLean briefly reported that, for the most 
part, routine matters were considered at the meetings 
of the Board held during the past year. After letting 
the contract for the Gymnasium- Armoury Building in 
June, the Building Committee of the Board of Gov- 
ernors authorized, on the outbreak of the war, a 
speeding up of the work in ‘order that the McGill 
C.O.T.C. might have the use of their portion of the 
building by the end of November, he said. 


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Editorial Board of “The McGill News” 


Dr. H. E. MacDermot, Chairman, drew attention 
to the effect which the change in the fiscal year of the 
Society had on THE McGrtt News whereby the 
Autumn Number, published in September after the 
beginning of the new financial year, now becomes the 
first number of a new volume instead of the last 
number of the previous volume. Accordingly, this 
year’s financial report embraces the finances of only 
three numbers of the magazine, as shown in the 
statement of revenue and expenditure. Attention 
was drawn to the allotment of $1,700 of the Society's 
salary account against THe Nerws—$1,200 being 
charged against the advertising administration, and 
$500 against the publishing administration, thus 
giving a more nearly accurate picture of the actual 
financial division of the Society's expenses for these 
services. This arrangement is merely a bookkeeping 
one and the Society’s financial standing is not affected 
by it. Changes in type and form of the magazine 
had been introduced during the year, giving it a more 
attractive appearance. Suggestions for improvements 
were invited. The members were warned that there 
will be an increase in printing costs due to higher 
wages and cost of paper. 


Athletics Board 


As senior representative on the Athletics Board, 
G. F. Jones reported increased attention to intra- 
mural athletics resulting in an increase of $2,000 from 
the year’s budget to this department, and the appoint- 


 @ 


Hay Finlay as Director of Intra-Mural 
Athletics. By the action of the Board a small ski 
shack in the Laurentians had been procured and 
provided with necessary fuel, bedding etc., but due 
to the interest taken by undergraduates in the venture 
the Board was not called upon to pay any part of the 
sum which they had been willing to allot for this 
purpose. ; 

The principle of recruiting junior teams from the 
freshman class was favoured. It was pointed out that 
in regard to the appointment of coaches—for instance, 
for the rugby teams—the Board could make recom- 
mendations only as the University itself makes the 
appointments. Consideration had been given to a 
suggestion received from a composite committee 
headed by Mr. Crombie, President of The Graduates’ 
Society, that the Board give added financial assistance 
to the McGill University Band, but the Board was 
precluded from diverting funds for this purpose due 
to the fact that the Band does not come under its 
jurisdiction. A request to lease Molson Stadium as 
an outdoor skating rink had not been approved. The 
1919 championship rugby team had been presented 
with miniature gold footballs, the presentation taking 
place at the football rally and military tattoo in 
September. 

A request had been received from the women under- 
graduates for representation on the Athletics Board, 
but instead they were asked to send a delegate to 
meetings at which matters concerning them were 
being considered. 


ment of 


BALANCE SHEET AS AT 3ist AUGUST, 1939 


ASSETS 
CURRENT ASSETS: 
Cash on Hand and in Bank.............20e55 $3,437.38 
Accounts Receivable— 
Life Membership.............. $ 30.00 
Advertisers McGILL NEws... 119.60 


Branch Societies........-. 23.66 
SUBGLY os ds casiswa as © 15.49 
_——— 188.75 
— — $ 3,626.13 
INVESTMENTS—as per Statement 
(Approximate Market Value $9,707.00) 
EGE 72.a 5s ajarsintaleatire Sparel a dasa od erate eels a ere 9,481.7 
Accrued Interest <7. 21-205 |s «Sven eee 2 Waite cle eo 113.72 
——_—— 9,595 .42 
DEFERRED CHARGES: 
Unexpired Travelling Credits..... Renitets. 32 135.15 
Prepaid Mailing Expense.............- 5 290.25 
a 425.40 
FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT. . 4,724.18 
Less; Reserve for Depreciation. . 4,123.40 
————— 600.78 
14,247.73 
THE Sirk WILLIAM Dawson MEMoRIAL LIBRARY FUND: 
Can Weds refers es caret d aye wi eainse tiwtitela aint 174.69 
Investments—as per Statement 
(Approximate Market Value $10,618.00) 
Lon AS ee cece re anemia 10,448.65 
Accrued Interest.... 127.00 
eer emceormereret 10,575.65 
Wee 10,750.34 
Tue Sir ARTHUR CURRIE MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM 
AND ARMOURY FUND: 
Cash and Accrued Interest...............005. 107,141.59 
Pledges receivable due 1936......... a 883.15 
do 1937.. 6,289.24 
do TOSS irae 10,925.96 
do 1939). 3.6 4,609.50 
do DOAN is ge aetacets oti 5 4,660.00 
do POAT, ec steed hi oe 35.00 
— — 134,544.44 


THE ENDOWMENT FuND: 


Cash—National Trust Company......... 6,095 .80 


Investinents—at ‘Costin. silo see ape aia ate 80,782.65 
(Approximate Market Value $80,631.25) 
Mortgage Loaniaicccs.sciaics cele sicasielrvevisess 6,250.00 
— 93,128.45 
$252,670.96 
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LIABILITIES 
CURRENT LIABILITIES: 
Subscriptions paid in advance..... 


Pein aaas $ 777.00 
Amounts held for Branch Societies............ 696.86 
—— §$ 1,473.86 
BAND UNIFORM FUND........- 863.32 
SURPLUS: 
Commutation Fund Account— 
Balance—30th September 1938............. 10,098 .35 
Add: Life Memberships......... $150.00 
Profit on Redemption of 
SHCCHIICICD sis v at's cleislesvenis 30.00 
--— 180.00 
10,278.35 
Revenue and Expenditure Account— 
Balance as per Statement ......... 1,632.20 
— 11,910.55 
#1 “ 14,247.73 
THE Sir WILLIAM DAWSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY FUND: 
Balance—30th September 1938........ 10,660.45 
Add: Interest on Investments less 
IDO ALONE a alaccacesoeiceta sae 59.02 
Profit on Redemption of 
SECUrIties.. iss dja ates os 30.00 
Bank Interest ........:.. 28 .87 
—_——— 89.89 
—_——_— 10,750.34 


THE Sir ARTHUR CURRIE MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM 
AND ARMOURY FUND: 


Total Subscriptions to 31st August 1939....... 
Revenue from Sale of Cigarettes......... 
Interest 


184,951.28 

3,808.71 
Bieta \arCwils! axa. svar eere eae eidtereiare es 3,020.11 
Z 191,780.10 
Less: Expenses to 31st August 1939 as per State- 


ment 19,561.94 


172,218.16 
37,673.72 


Less: Transfer of Capital to McGill University. . 
134,544, 44 
THE ENDOWMENT FuND: 


Balance—30th September 1938............... 91,555.21 
Add: Subscribed during the 11 months 42.00 
Excess of Receipts over Dis- 
bursementsforthe11months 1,531,24 
_——— 1,573.24 
fo 93,128.45 
$252,670.96 


THE McGILL NEWS 


FACTS & 
FIGURES 


DISTANCE equivalent to 

that from Montreal to 
Toronto — approximately 300 
miles—is covered by Montreal 
Tramways’ tracks, which are 
supplemented by more than 80 
miles (one way only) of Bus 
Routes. 


| pe the street carsin Montreal 

were placed end to end they 
would form a procession over 
eight miles long. 


Moers cars and equipment, 

sub-stations, tracks, etc.— 
all the development of the city’s 
transportation facilities upon 
which Montreal’s progress de- 
pends—represent an investment 
of over 50 million dollars. 


% Times Around the World a 
Day—32 million miles a year 
—is the distance travelled by | 


Montreal Trams and Buses, | 
which carry 208 million revenue 
passengers a year. 


| 1892 the first electric railway 
line in Montreal, succeeding 
the horse-car system, ran along 
Craig, up Bleury, along Mount | 
Royal, and down Amherst. 
Today almost 100 Tram and Bus 
Routes serve every populated 
part of the modern city and 
suburbs. 


WARDS won in recent years by 
Montreal Tramways in com- 
petition with the street railways 
of the continent include First 
Prize in the Transit Journal 
Maintenance Contest, and the 
Brady Memorial Medal for Acci- 
dent Prevention. | 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


The MOST IMPORTANT 


Regularly Depended upon by 
the Vast Majority of Citizens 


O CIVIC FUNCTION is more important or more 
necessary than public transportation. 


The services of Trams and Buses are a daily necessity 
in the lives of the majority of citizens. They carry 
the customers and employees of business. They 
make civic expansion possible. 


In Montreal, the Tramways’ organization, with over 
900 tramcars and over 200 buses, is maintaining its 
long record of leadership in the development of 
efficient public transportation which for over three- 
quarters of a century has been a vital factor in the 
growth of the metropolis. 


The recent succession of Awards won by this Com- 
pany in continent-wide competitions offer striking 
and independent evidence of the fact that the 
Company is continuing to provide an ever-pro- 
gressing service of which modern Montreal may 
well be proud—and upon which the Montreal of 
the future can depend. 


Supplying Regular Daily Transportation 
to 80% of Montreal Citizens 


VEHICLES on CITY STREETS 


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rTATEMENT OF REVENUE 
AND EXPENDITURE 
Eleven Months Endd 31st August, 1939 


REVINUE 
REVENUE FROM MEMBERSHIP DUEs: 
Montreal Branch ety— 
Parent Society's re at $2.00 per nember $2,210.00 


Branch Society allotm to Prent 
Society for clerical services at 50 per era 
member ‘ 552.50 


flumnae Society 
t Society’s share at $2.00 per nember $412.00 
: Allotment to Alumnae Sociey in 

lieu of clerical services at '1.00 


per member. 7 : 206.00 
oe i> 206.00 
Other Branch Soctetie 
Parent Society's share at $2.00 per nember 1,713.00 
Members with no Branc 
Parent Society’s share at $3. 00 per nember 2,064.00 


$6,745.50 
Interest on Investments and Bank Interest... 368.83 
McGILL NEws: 
A doertising 
Advert 
Less: 


Administrati 
ing Revenue—3 : : 
aries ( (proportion) . A i 1,200.00 
ents’ Commissions 
Expenses 


= 1,508.72 
P 96.4 
Publish 
Advertising Revenue—65 % 2,653.45 
Subscriptions. : . 15.00 
2 668. 45 
Less: Cost of Publishing.... $2,95.97 * 
Salaries (proportion 50.00 3 465.97 (-) 797.52 (-) 893.99 
TOTAL REVENUE : . $6,220.34 


EXPENDITURE 


Salaries. cae se san) $9,994.16 
Less: Dr apert init? alloc Gad bay McGittNews 1,700.00 


4,294.16 
Less: Contribution from McGill Univrsity 330.00 


Printing, Postage, Stationery, Etc § 

Provision for Depreciation of Furnitur and 
Fixtures... 

Miscellaneous. 


|S S| | 2 ee 131. 66 
Travelling Expense 56.70 
Bank Charges. 36.83 
$6,147 .60 
Excess of Revenue over Expenditure forth Period $72.74 
SURPLUS ACCOUNT 
Balance at Credit—30th September 193 .. $1,559.46 
Add: Excess of Revenue over Expenditure for the eleven months as 
per Statement .. Md iee 72.74 
Balance at Credit—31st August 1939 J $1.¢ 632. 20 


Mr. Jones announced tlat the indebtedness on the 
Stadium was now practically paid off, and thus the 
Board is now virtually debt free for the first time since 
its formation in 1923. Fnally, he declared that the 
Board feels it is desirable that the students, through 
their own Athletics Councl, control athletics as much 
as possible. 


McGill C.O.T.C. 


Mr. Crombie explainedthat on the outbreak of the 
war arrangements were nade immediately to recruit 
the McGill University Coitingent, Canadian Officers’ 
Training Corps, to its ull strength so that now 
approximately 1,200 wer enrolled for instruction; 
also that the Acting Conmanding Officer, Colonel 


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wy 


THE SIR ARTHUR CURRIE MEMORIAL 
GYMNASIUM - ARMOURY BUILDING FUND 
Schedule of Expenses to 31st August, 1939 


Administrative 


Expenses 
From 
Additional Close of 
C 4 Campaign Original 
E> xpenses Expenses Campaign 
April to June to to 
3ist October 31st August 31st August 
1936 1939 1939 Total 
ries $3,419.50 $2,208.48 $5,627.98 
aphers": Salaries 782.92 782.92 
He phe se rs Rent, 
Light, 500.00 20. 41 520.41 
244.96 244,96 
48.61 48.61 
109.61 75 110.36 
Office Stationery 
and Supplies... : 222.60 160.64 383.24 
ie ant 958.11 $130.00 247.95 1,336.06 
, Rental, 
tage, etc... 19.52 95.12 114.64 
Type write r Rental 
and Repairs..... 39.75 15.41 55.16 
General Printing 
and Bulletin 2,941.81 424.54 76.85 3,443.20 
Jisplay Adver 181.67 22,46 204,13 
T lling Expenses. 167.32 167,32 
Miscellaneous...... 328.37 10.34 338.71 
Campaign Director's 
Stipend.... : 6,000, 00 6,000. 00 
Exc hange.. : 89.65 84.42 184.24 
$16,054 40 $2 2,042. 83 $19, 561, 94 
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS 
AS AT 31st AUGUST, 1939 
Cost or Book Market 
Par Value Description Value Value 
COMMUTATION FUND: 
$ 300. Dominion of Canada . 4% /45 $ 289.50 $ 312.00 
2,000. Dominion of Canada.. 4% /52 1,869.00 2,080.00 
1,500. Province of Quebec. . 4144 %/58 1,455.00 1,575.00 
3,000. Province of Quebec........... 344%/52 2,948.70 2,820.00 


500. Canadian National Rai 


Jays 5% /54 521.50 575.00 
lik 


1,000. Montreal Metropolitan Com 940.00 900.00 
1,000. City of Montreal. 960.50 950.00 
500. Province of Quebec 497.50 495.00 


$9,481.70 $9,707 .00 


Str WILL1AM Dawson MeEmMorIAL LIBRARY FUND: 
$ 500. Dominion of Canada. 
1,500. Dominion of Canada 
2,400. Dominion of Canada 
1,500. Province of Quebec. 


$ 487.50 $ 520.00 
1,401.75 1,560.00 
2,648.40 2,568.00 
1,455.00 1,575.00 


4/0 

1,000. Canadian National Rz 1ilways. 5% /54 1,043.00 1,150,00 

1,000. Montreal Metropolitan Com 4144%/61 940.00 900.00 

1,000. City of Montreal... 4% /47 1,015.00 900,00 

1,000. City of Montreal..... ae 416%/48 960.50 950.00 
500. Province of Quebec 316%/59 497.50 495.00 


$10,448.65 $10,618.00 


MONTREAL BRANCH SOCIETY 
SURPLUS ACCOUNT 
Balance at Credit—30th September 1938,. sia $291.95 
Add: Revenue from Annual Subscriptions........... 


Less: Portion allotted to Parent Society at $2.50 
per member 


Net Revenue from Subscriptions. . 


Less: Net Expenses incurred during the eleven months? to 


3ist Augus 377.59 
Surplus for the eleven months. ; 174.91 
Balance at Credit—31st August 1939.... ‘ $466.86 


A. A. Magee, had asked the Society to raise $20,000 
for urgently needed equipment. Remembering that 
the Society had raised $25,000 for a similar purpose in 
1914, the Officers had readily agreed to undertake this 
task and efforts which have been made were already 
meeting with considerable success. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Election of Officers 


The Officers elected by the membe ‘rship poll which 
closed on June 30 were the sn reported as follows: 

Hon. Mr. Justice C. G. Mackinnon, as Graduates’ 
Societys Representative on the Board of Governors: 

E. G. McCracken, as Second Vice-Preside ant; 

Wm. F. Macklaier, as Honorary Secret: ry 

Eric A. Leslie as Honorary Treasurer; : 

Dr. J. Keith Gordon and A. B. McEwen as Members 
of the Executive Committee. 


De ae RO aa ea CCN 


| 
“erry Christmas’ 
nd 
‘a Prosprous and 
Happy Aew Pear” 


The new Officers were then introduced to the 
meeting and assumed their duties. 


Vote of Thanks 

Before moving a vote of thanks to the retiring 
Officers, Mr. Justice Mackinnon expressed his ap- 
preciation of the signal honour of being appointed a 
Representative on the Board of Governors. The vote 
of thanks was seconded by Dr. C. R. Bourne and 
unanimously carried. 


FROM TH: BREWERS 
OF THEFAMOUS 


Branch Society’s Reports 
Miss Grace Gardner, President of the Alumnae 
Society, briefly described the events of the Alumnae 


Fronienac 


Society’s year, such as addresses given to their mem- 
bership and the grants made by the Scholarship BLUE LABEL 
Committee. A special effort is being made this year to 


establish the Susan Cameron Vaughan Scholarship, 
she declared. Reference was also made to the forma- 
tion of a new group of the Alumnae Society, the 
Red Cross. 

Speaking for the Montreal Branch Society, F. G. 


v7 , F u 

‘The Aristociat of lagers 
Robinson, President, reported on the activities carried Luce sears 
out during the year. Details of these activities will 


be found in the account of the Annual Meeting of this = 


Branch which appears elsewhere in this issue. ra F 
Outlook for the Ensuing Year A Chrisinas pitt 
| ° 
had added to the importance of the Gymnasium- for your friend 


a 


Mr. Crombie explained that the outbreak of war 
Armoury Building, with a consequent determination 
by the Society’s Campaign Committee to raise the |] 
remainder of the money required for its capital cost THE M CILL NEwS 
as soon as possible. With this work in hand, and the _ || Cc 


importance of the general work of the Society in mind, 


he said that The Graduates’ Society must continue to | . . " + 4s 

function. Arrangements are being made to organize || Give him or hea subscription 

a record of war service performed by McGill men and thus ensu ring 1ews of McGill 

women, he announced. } 
In referring to the new By-laws of the Society, || throughout the year A suit- 

Mr. Crombie reported that by their authorization ‘ 

the Executive Committee had appointed during the || able card willbe sent you or 


rear its first honorary members in the Society as : : : 
follows: % : mailed direct to your friend 

The Visitor of the University, His Excellency the . . 
Right Honourable Lord Tweedsmuir, P.C., G.C.M.G., announcirg your gift. 
Ge 5 ead By Be Ba 

The Chancellor of the University, Sir Edward 
Beatty, GiB Be KG; ID Gel Wes LE.D:; | The McGill News, 3466 Univesity St., Montreal. 

The Principal of the University, Lewis W. Douglas, Enclosed please find $3.0, as a gift subscription to be 
5722 ad by Os DR 

R. C. Fetherstonhaugh, who, as Editor of THE 
McGiLi_ News for five years and later as Chairman 
of its Editorial Board, had been of the greatest 
assistance to the Society. 

The organization of the War Service Advisory 
Board of the University, on which the Society is 
represented by its President, was described. Reference 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


was made to the McGill Association which the Society 
had assisted in organizing during the year. 

It was announced that efforts are being made to 
organize a new Branch of the Society in the Upper 
St. Lawrence Valley covering the territory on both 
sides of the river between Kingston and Cornwall. 

It was unanimously resolved to express the thanks 
of the Society to the Chancellor* in appreciation of the 
support given the Society during the year, and of 
the sympathetic interest and practical assistance which 
he has continuously shown. Also, a vote of thanks 
was moved to Principal Douglas for his sympathetic 
assistance during the past year, and while expressing 
regret at his leaving McGill as Principal, it was noted 
with satisfaction that he will retain an active con- 
nection with the University as a member of the Board 
of Governors. Finally, the Executive Secretary and 
the staff of the executive office were thanked for 
efficient and courteous service during the year. 


Nominating Committee 

F. I. Ker, B.Sc. 09, A. S. Bruneau, B.A. 13; 
BiGb 17 and’ R. 12. Picard, BA; 31, M.A. °32, 
were elected as new members of the Nominating 
Committee, and the firm of McDonald, Currie and 
Company was appointed auditors for the ensuing 
year. 


*The following letter was received in reply: 


G. B. Glassco, Esq., 

Secretary, 

Graduates’ Society of McGill University, 
3466 University Street, 

Montreal, Que. 


My dear Glassco: 

I have your note of the 25th instant and am very much in- 
debted to you for conveying to me the substance of the resolution 
passed at the annual general meeting of the Graduates’ Society 
last week. 

It occurs to me that I have not been able to doa great deal but 
when I have been referred to in an advisory or other capacity 
I have been more than glad to help. I think you know my views 
on the value of graduate societies. Their contribution can be 
very real and, therefore, their activities should be supported 
by all those in any way concerned. 


Yours sincerely, 
(signed) E. W. BEATTY, 
Chancellor, McGill University. 
Montreal, 26th October, 1939. 


McGill Women Aid Red Cross 


A McGill University Women’s Branch of the 
Canadian Red Cross was organized at a meeting held 
in the Royal Victoria College, under the presidency of 
Principal L. W. Douglas, on October 13. Officers 
elected were: Honorary President, Mrs. L. W. 
Douglas; Honorary Vice-Presidents, Mrs. W. H. 
Brittain, Mrs. Ernest Brown, Mrs. Grant Fleming, 
Mrs. C. W. Hendel, Mrs. C. S. LeMesurier, Mrs. J. J. 
O'Neill, Mrs. J. C. Simpson, Mrs. A. L. Walsh; 
Executive Committee: President, Mrs. Lionel Lindsay; 
Vice-President, Mrs. W. L. Grant; Vice-President in 
Charge of Supplies, Mrs. Otto Maass; Secretary, 
Mrs. Ernest Peden; Treasurer, Mrs. R. E. Jamieson. 
There also will be two representatives on the executive 
from the McGill Women’s Union, the McGill Alumnae 
Society, the Women Associates of McGill, and the 
women undergraduates of Macdonald College. 


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i 


Skiing in the Canadian Rockies 
(Continued from Page 14 

After counting heads to see that no one was missing, 
we set off ina group. We were glad that we had steel 
edges as they bit into the hard surface and gave us 
control. Now the powder snow approached and as 
the footing became surer a desire for speed overtook 
us and almost as one we wheeled and “‘pointed ‘em 
down the hill.’’ The snow was soft as velvet and very 
uniform and as the pace increased a plume of white 
streamed out behind each runner. The roar of the 
wind in our ears was the only gauge of our speed apart 
from our criss-cross climbing tracks which seemed to 
fly by at an alarming rate. Everything else was a blur 
of white and our eyes watered from the wind which 
penetrated our goggles. Half way down we halted 
to make sure that no one had come to grief and then 
pushed off again and reached the tent unbelievably 
quickly. That last ‘‘schuss’’ down Douglas was the 
highlight of the trip and came as a fitting climax, 
because time had now caught up with us. Next day 
we must climb out of Skoki Valley over Deception 
Pass and descend to the world of ordinary things. 

We boarded the train again for the run to Field, 
where our familiar tourist car awaited us. All too 
soon we were heading East, back to mundane work, 
to run again in the familiar ruts from which we had 
escaped only three weeks before. But what a store 
of memories we carried with us, what a tonic to mind 
and body this had been. Western hospitality, good 
companions and such skiing! Could one ask for more ? 


Contributors to Band Uniform Fund 


Names of the contributors to the fund which was 
used |[to purchase new uniforms for the McGill Uni- 
versity Band follow: 

D. C. Abbott, W. F. Angus, Kenneth R. Ayer, Archie F, 
Baillie, Hon. Mr. Justice Gregor Barclay, Sir Edward W. Beatty, 
K.G. Blackader, A. C. D. Blanchard, R. B. Boland, G. W. Bourke, 
Dr.C.R.Bourne, Dr.J. F. Burgess, Dr.W. Gordon M. Byers, Robert 
B.!Calhoun, Raymond Caron, G. R. Caverhill, A. S. Christie, E. C. 
Common, F. B. Common, Dr. Gordon A. Copping, George S. 
Currie, D. Cushing, E. A. Cushing, J. A. De Lalanne, Detroit 
Branch, Graduates’ Society, J. R. Donald, Victor M. Drury, 
John T. Farmer, F. G. Ferrabee, Dr. John H. Finnie, Dr. Geo. A. 
Fleet, G. H. Fletcher, Major D. S. Forbes, J. A. Fraser, Eliot 
Frosst, A. Fyon, J. E. Gill, R. H. Gillean, Watson Gillean, G. B. 
Glassco, Blair Gordon, A. R. Grafton, George W. Grier, Frederick 
W. Hamilton, W. G. Hanson, Dr. Chas. K. P. Henry, Brian 
Heward, C. G. Heward, R. C. Holden, S. C. Holland, W. ee 
Howard, K.C., W. C. Ironside, H. M. Jaquays, Dr. Burnett S. 
Johnston, Fraser S. Keith, Paul Knowlton, E. A. Leslie, G. G. 
Lewis, R. S. Logan, Jr., C. Sydney Lyman, W. G. McBride, 
George C. McDonald, Dr. John A. McDonald, Gordon Mac- 
Dougall, W. P. Macdougall, A. B. McEwen, Frank S. McGill, 
Dr. L. H. McKim, Gordon McKindsey, H. B. McLean, C. K. 
McLeod, J. S. B. Macpherson, Dr. C. F. Martin, J. Arthur 
Mathewson, K.C., Wilson Mellen, John H. Molson, H. W. 
Molson, H. de M. Molson, T. H. P. Molson, Dr. L. C. Mont- 
gomery, H. R. Mulvena, K.C., A. McA. Murphy, J. H. Murphy, 
Lt.-Col. W. C. Nicholson, S. C. Norsworthy, Keith C, Notman, 
Hugh O’Donnell, Ottawa Valley Graduates’ Society, E. R. 
Parkins, R. B. Perrault, Sydney D. Pierce, Dr. H. Gurth Pretty, 
Ken B. Roberton, F. G. Robinson, E. A .Ryan, Dr. E. E. Scharfe, 
G. Ross H. Sims, C. F. Sise, E. Howard Smith, R. C. Stevenson, 
Dr. F. J. Tees, Miss Eleanor Thornhill, Terence C. Todd, Dr. G. BS 
Tremble, Fred S. Urquhart, J. A. Wales, Dr. C. V. Ward, J. K. 
Wilson, Jas. B. Woodyatt, Alan D. McCall. : 


THE McGILL NEWS 


On His Majesty's Service 


(Continued from Page 28) 
Officers Attached 


2ND Lieut. G. BARIBEAU, (B. Com. ’39). 
Capt. W. M. Couper, (B.Sc. [Arts] ’'29, M.D. 33), R.C.A.M.C, 
(Medical Officer). 
LigutT.-CoL. D. S. Fores, M.C., (B.Sc. ’11, 
Instructing in Physical Training. 
Capt. C. M. Garpner, (M.D. ’31), 
Medical Officer). 

Capt. W. W. Gorortu, (M.A. '32), Duke of York’s Royal 
Canadian Hussars, Instructing in Cavalry Operations. 

Lieut. W. F. Haney, (Student), 

CAPT Oh... IELSLEY;, C 
Air Force Operations. 

Major W. E. C. Irwin, (B.Sc. ’11). 

Lieut. H. G. Letrcn, (B.Eng. ’32), Royal Canadian Engineers, 
Instructing in Engineer Operations. 

Major D. H. Macrarvaneg, M.C., (B.Sc. ’21), Instructing in 
Signals. 

LiEuT.-CoL. W. C. Nicuotson, D.S.O., M.C., (B.A. 13. BC 
19), Instructing in Machine-Gun Operations. 


B.Arch. '15) 


’ 


R.C.A.M.C. (Assistant 


. de G., (Past Student), Instructing in 


Military Service 


BoLton, Capt. ARTHUR HAMILTON, (B.A. '31), is now serving 
as Assistant District Supply and Transport Officer, Military 
District No. 5 (Quebec) and is attached to No. 5 Detachment, 
Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, Canadian Active Service 
Force. 

EASTBROOK, JOHN E., (B.Sc. [Arts] ’27), holds a commission in the 
11th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, C.A.S.F., 
at Sarnia, Ontario. 

ELpER, Lieut.-CoL. HERBERT Munro, (M.D. ’23), Commanding 
No. 9 Field Ambulance, R.C.A.M.C., 1st Canadian Division, 
served overseas in the Great War as a private with No. 3 
Canadian General Hospital (McGill). He is the son of the 
late Colonel John M, Elder, C.M.G., (B.A. ’81, M.D. ’85), 
formerly Chief Surgeon of the Montreal General Hospital and, 
in the Great War, Officer in Charge of Surgery in No. 3 Cana- 
dian General Hospital (McGill). 

Kemp, Major J. Corry, D.S.O., M.C., (B.Sc. ’08), who served 
overseas in the Great War as Captain and Adjutant of the 
60th Battalion, Victoria Rifles of Canada, and later as Brigade 
Major of the 3rd and 5th Canadian Infantry Brigades, has 
been appointed District Recruiting Officer for Military District 
No. 4, Montreal. 

McCusker, Lreut.-CoLt. Emmerr ANDREW, M.C., (M.D. '16), 
Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services in the 1st 
Canadian Division, went overseas in the Great War as a 
private in No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill). He was 
later granted a commission in the Canadian Army Medical 
Corps and was awarded the Military Cross for services in the 
forward areas. 

McIntyre, M ayor Gorpon, (B.Sc.'21), Director of the Technical 
Service Division of the Imperial Oil Company, Limited, Sarnia, 
Ontario, is serving as the Officer Commanding the 11th Field 
Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, Canadian Active Service 
Force. 

Pore, CoLoNEL Maurice A., M.C., (B.Sc. '11), who has been 
Secretary to the Chiefs of Staff Committee at National Defence 
Headquarters, Ottawa, has been appointed to additional duties 
as Director of Military Operations and Intelligence. 

RANKIN, LrEuT.-CoLt. ALLAN Coats, C.M.G., (M.D. ’04), Dean 
of the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Alberta, who 
served with distinction in the Canadian Army Medical Corps 
in the Great War and was awarded the C.M.G. in 1919, has 
been appointed Director of Hygiene in the Canadian Military 
Forces. 

STREDDER, PAYMASTER LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER F, O., Royal 
Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, who left for duty in 
Halifax early in September, was the first member of the Uni- 
versity Staff to proceed on active service in the present war. 


Civilian Service 


CouHEN, H. R., (B.A. '18), of Montreal, has been appointed a 
member of the special committee to advise the Canadian W ar 
Supply Board on matters affecting the purchase and distri- 
bution of military clothing. 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


HENDERSON, K. A., (B.Com. '25), of the Securities Department 
of the Bank of Canada, is acting as an Adviser to the Securities 
and Investment Section of the Foreign Exchange Control 
Board. 


Hopains, S. R. Norris, (B.S.A, ’20, B.A. "27, M.A. °29), As- 
sistant Professor of English and Journalism at Macdonald 
College, has been appointed Secretary of the Dominion Gov- 
ernment’s wartime Agricultural Supplies Committee. 


HOWELL, Major Witt1aAm Boyman, (M.D 106), formerly of 
the Canadian Army Medical Corps, who retired as Chief 
Anaesthetist of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, in 
1937, is now in charge of the Emergency First Aid Post at his 
home in Shaldon, South Devon, England. He has also been 
called from retirement to give anaesthetics in the Torbay 
Hospital, Torquay, and is on call to attend wounded, if the 
military situation should so require, at Exeter. 


MACKENZIE, M. W., (B.Com. ’28, C.A. 29), of McDonald, Currie 
and Company, Montreal, is serving with the Foreign Exchange 
Control Board in the department dealing with the problems 
of import and export trade. 


Tory, Dr. H. M., (B.A. 90, M.A. '96, D.Sc. '03, LL.D. 08), 
President of the Royal Society of Canada, has accepted ap- 
pointment as head of the Technical Section of the Dominion 
Government’s Voluntary Service Registration Bureau. 


Towers, GRAHAM F., (B.A. 19), Governor of the Bank of 
Canada, is also serving as Chairman of the Dominion’s Foreign 
Exchange Control Board. As this notice is written, Mr. 
Towers is in London, where he is acting as Financial Adviser 
to the Hon. T. A. Crerar, head of the Canadian Delegation 
to the War Parley of Empire Ministers. 


Community Leadership Vital in War 


The need for intelligent community leadership 
designed to maintain a high morale among the Cana- 
dian people has become more important because of 
the present war, Dr. W. H. Brittain, Vice-Principal 
of Macdonald College, said in an address before a 
meeting of the Quebec Provincial Association of 
Protestant School Boards on the subject of adult 
education. “It is obvious,” Dr. Brittain declared, 
‘that in a conflict which, if it is anything, is a war for 
democracy, the task of training our citizens in the 
working of the democratic process is of paramount 
and vital importance. If we neglect that duty or 
leave to others the burden of democracy on the home 
front, we may win the war but lose the peace. And 
even now we must look beyond the war to long years 
ahead. We cannot allow the tools of democracy to 
become dulled by disuse, nor lose our skill in their 
operation.” 


McGill Flying Club Active 


Air-minded McGill students will be able to receive 
instruction from a gliding expert this session. The 
sailplane instructor for the McGill Flying Club is 
James A. Simpson, who has returned from England 
where he was Chief Instructor at the Derbyshire and 
Lancashire Gliding Club at Great Hucklow. He also 
assisted in organizing and was in charge of the British 
National Soaring Competitions. 

The McGill Flying Club now has three machines— 
a primary glider, an intermediate machine and an 
advanced sailplane, the latter being of a type which 
has remained aloft for as long as 24 hours and has 
reached a height of approximately one mile. It is 
hoped to expand the club this year under a new 
plan which will open memberships to non-university 
people. 


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KEEP THIS DATE OPEN! sewn JAN. 15 


McGill Graduates will welcome 
Dp. Fe Cypit JAMES.S Principal-clect 


at a 


COMPLIMENTARY DISSER 
MONDAY, JANUARY 15th 


Reception and Cocktails, 7.30 p.m., Palm Court, Ground Floor 
Dinner at 8.00 p.m., Jacques Cartier Dining Room, Ground Floor 


THE MOUNT ROYAL HOTEL 


MONTREAL BRANCH 


GRADUATES’ SOCIETY of McGILL UNIVERSITY 


F. Cyril James, Ph.D., Appointed 
Principal of McGill University 


(Continued from Page 8) 


“Tf, with the faculties and students of other uni- 
versities, they assume that responsibility with en- 
thusiasm and determination, the immediate post-war 
outlook, and the successful conclusion of the war itself, 
will present fewer uncertainties and offer a more 
satisfactory basis for the welfare not only of the 
British Empire but of western civilization.” 

Dr. James is married. Mrs. James, like himself, 
was born in England. They have no children. 


“Study Medicine Quietly’ — Penfield 


Students of medicine in Canada can serve them- 
selves, their country and the world to greater ad- 
vantage during the present war if they continue their 
studies and are not “‘stampeded’”’ into enlistment, 
Dr. Wilder G. Penfield, Head of the Department of 
Neurology at McGill University and Director of the 
Montreal Neurological Institute, said at a meeting 
of the Medical Undergraduates’ Society early in 
October. 

“This country cannot afford to allow her medical 
schools to decrease the normal supply of doctors nor 
to lower their standards of instruction. Now your 
task, in the midst of turmoil, is to study medicine 
quietly and with the singleness of purpose that breeds 
greater accomplishments,” Dr. Penfield advised. 


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Principal Douglas and Dr. James 
Tendered Dinner by Officers 

HE executive officers of The Graduates’ Society 

and of the Montreal Branch entertained Principal 
Douglas and Dr. James, the Principal-elect, informally 
at dinner at the St. James’ Club on Thursday, 
November 23, as a farewell to Principal Douglas and 
a welcome to Dr. James. Those present included 
Hugh A. Crombie, F. Gerald Robinson, John T. 
Hackett, K.C., H. B. McLean, Dr. Charles R. Bourne, 
Dr. F. H. Mackay, Dr. C. J. Tidmarsh, Dr. D. Fraser 
Gurd, Dr. A. L. Walsh, Dr. J. Keith Gordon, Mr. 
Justice C. G. Mackinnon, Lt.-Col. P. P. Hutchison. 
Wm. F. Macklaier, Eric A. Leslie, C. K. McLeod, 
A. B. McEwen, G. B. Glassco, F. B. Common, R. R. 
McLernon, R. I. C. Picard, L. Phillips, I. O. Sabourin, 
J. H. Holden and H. I. Ross. 


Gifts to Department of Mining 

The following gifts have been donated to the 
Department of Mining and Metallurgy, McGill Uni- 
versity, according to Prof. W. G. McBride, Head of 
the Department: 

A Fagergren flotation mill—from Hugh M. Brock, 
BScG283 

A micro-specimen mounting press—from Jacques 
Royer, B.Eng. 736. 

A heat-resisting alloy steel hearth plate for electrical 
furnace—from C. K. Lockwood, B.Eng. ’35. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Frank Cyril James, B.Com., M.A., Ph.D. 


The following letter from W. S. Reid, B.A. 34. 
M.A. '35, was published in the McGill Daily of 
November 14. It is republished in the belief that it 
will be of considerable interest to readers of THE 
McGILi_ NEws: 


One of the main topics of conversation around the campus of 
the University of Pennsylvania is the loss of Dr. Cyril James from 
the Wharton School of Commerce. On every side one hears 
people bemoaning his leaving, while at the same time congratu- 
lating McGill on its good sense. 

This feeling of regret comes from both the faculty and the 
student body. They all feel that they have suffered a personal 
loss. 

One incident of some weeks ago will show why this is so. Dr. 
James was in Philadelphia on business, and during his stay one 
of his students came up for her Ph.D. final exams. So in order 
to encourage her he took off enough time from other matters to 
appear at the examination. 

This has been the talk of the campus for the past few days. 
And when one of the librarians discovered me reading a Montreal 
Star with the new Principal’s photo in it she asked me for it. 
This I did and it is now in the Ph.D. student’s possession, much 
to her delight. 

Such actions as this explain the emphasis which nearly all 
students who know Dr. James place on his friendliness. He is 
never too busy or too much occupied with other things to be 
approached by a member of the student body with his problems. 
One Wharton student said that he felt that he had really lost 
a friend when Dr. James left. 


But not only has Dr. James been beloved by the student body 
for his friendliness, he has been admired as a teacher. I have 
heard quite a number of those who have sat under his instruction 
say that they could not wish a more inspiring teacher. When a 
student says this, it really means something. 

The praise which one hears of the late head of the Wharton 
School, however, is not confined to the student body. The 
faculty members, both of his own and other divisions of the 
university universally express their regret that Penn. has lost 
him. 

While talking the other day with some of the professors in my 
own department, History, the opinion was expressed that we had 
lost one of our ablest scholars. 

“The Wharton School,” said one man, “‘can ill spare such a 
man. Dr. James understands the needs of such a scholarship 
and is thus a really great educationalist. Any university to 
which he goes will certainly receive a tremendous stimulus to 
advance.”’ 

Dr. James’ gifts, however, do not stop there, for he has made 
quite a name for himself as an administrator. Such a com- 
bination is somewhat rare. On this score many feel that the 
U. of P. suffered a serious setback when he left. Everyone agrees 
that if McGill wanted an administrator and executive she has 
certainly attained her object. 

Then too, like the students, all the faculty members with 
whom I have discussed his appointment speak of Dr. James as 
one of the friendliest men they have met. In a university where 
there are over one thousand instructors of various orders it is 
unusual to find a man so universally liked personally, especially 
by men of other faculties. But in Dr. James’ case one hears 
nothing but universal praise for him as a man as well as a scholar 
and executive. 

Dr. Linglebach, Dean of the College of Arts, summed it up 
when he said: ‘McGill by obtaining Dr. James’ services has 
taken probably our most outstanding and ablest faculty member.”’ 

Yet although there is regret that Dr.’ James has left, it is felt 
that he has had opened up before him a field for greater oppor- 
tunities. His undoubted gifts will now have greater opportunity 
than ever to display themselves in enhancing the reputation of 
the Red and White instead of the Red and Blue. 

One thought which seems to be running through many pro- 
fessors’ minds is that perhaps this may lead to greater co-oper- 
ation between the two universities. As an alumnus of McGill I 
have been very glad to hear this hope expressed on many sides. 
It will be a great day when this is brought to pass. 

Penn. still feels her loss and will continue to do so, but all who 
know Dr. James wish him well in his new field of work. They 
hope that he will do great things for McGill in every possible 
way, and they are sure that he will. 

Treat him well McGill! 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


MCGILL’S | 
SOCIAL 
| HEAD. 


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A sci a ser 


THE MOUNT ROYAL 


Here the ‘‘gang”’ all gather after 
the game to talk over battles lost 
and won. 


Here are held the class parties 
and the biggest social events too. 


And, of course, there is dancing 
to the music of Don Turner—and 
the Coffee Shoppe where McGill 
grads and undergraduates meet 
morning, noon and night. 


The Mount Royal likes McGill 
and we are happy that 


McGill likes the 


MOUNT ROYAL HOTEL 


Vernon G. Cardy 


Vice-President and Managing Director 


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News and Notes About the Branches 


Of The Graduates’ Society 


Montreal Branch 


HE eleventh Annual Meeting of the Montreal 

Branch of The Graduates’ Society was held in the 
McGill Union on Tuesday evening, October 17, with 
an attendance of approximately fifty-five members. 

Lt.-Col. P. P. Hutchison, Honorary Secretary, 
described the principal events of the year such as the 
Founder’s Day Dinner in October, 1938, the financial 
support to the Graduates Athletic Club and the 
personal interest in it shown by the Society, the 
luncheon tendered to the Rt. Hon. R. B. Bennett on 
January 24 on the eve of his departure from Canada 
to reside in England, and the preparation of new 
By-laws for the Montreal Branch so as to conform to 
the new By-laws of the Parent Society. The custom- 
ary smoker, which had been planned to take place as 
a united function with the awards of athletic insignia, 
in co-operation with the Graduates Athletic Club, had 
been cancelled due to the influenza epidemic last 
March. On account of the outbreak of war the con- 
ditions were not favourable to the holding of the 
Founder’s Day dinner on October 6, 1939, he said. 

The membership had increased during the year 
with 1,105 members paying annual dues and ninety- 
eight life members, a total of 1,203 members in good 
standing—a gain of seventy-three over the previous 
year. 

Dr. F. H. Mackay, Honorary Treasurer, reported 
income for the year at $552.50 and expenditures 
amounting to $377.59, with a resultant surplus of 
$174.91, which, when added to the surplus brought 
forward at the beginning of the year, brought the 
total surplus at the credit of the Montreal Branch to 
$4606.86. 

Officers’ were then elected on nominations made by 
the Nominating Committee: Lt.-Col. P. P. Hutchison, 
K.C., ‘E.D., B.A. °16, B.C.L. ’21 was elected Vice- 
President, and C. J. Tidmarsh, B.A. '16, M.A. 
2) VED 24) E.R OE.P. (CG), Honorary, Secretary: 
For the Executive Council, Victor Jekill, D.D.S. 
25, L. Phillips, K.C., B.C.L. °18, Ivan O. Sabourin, 
Kee BG: 21° J. Haste Holden, Bisc:. 23" and 
Howard I. Ross, B.A. ’30, M.A. (Oxon) ’35 were 
elected. All these elections are for the regular term 
of two years. 

The retiring Officers were thanked by unanimous 
vote, and Dr. L. H. McKim, the retiring Vice-Pres- 
ident, responded to this expression of appreciation. 
JvGcEmor Bi @ome’ 23, RBs) Perrault, B.Scx 21, 
and F. B. Taylor, B.Arch. ’30, were elected members 
of the Nominating Committee. 

The new By-laws of the Montreal Branch Society, 
which had been drafted by a Committee of and 
approved by the Executive Council, were then pre- 
sented. With the addition of a clause constituting a 
quorum for the meetings of the Branch, these By-laws 
were unanimously enacted after the existing Con- 
stitution had been repealed. The new By-laws are 
published in this issue of THE MCGILL NEws. 


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F. G. Robinson, President, outlined the aims of the 
Montreal Branch as re-defined in the new By-laws: 
“To assist in carrying out the objects of the Parent 
Society in the district of Montreal,’ and recalled 
that the Branch came into being in 1928 because it 
was considered desirable that a local organization 
conduct social or other functions (as these are at- 
tended largely by the graduates in Montreal), and 
relieve the Officers of the Parent Society so that their 
energies could be devoted to the more general aims of 
The Graduates’ Society as a whole. While the 
Montreal Branch has been building up graduate in- 
terest in the University and providing frequent 
contacts with it, the Parent Society has embarked on 
an enlarged programme of which its main accomplish- 
ment has been the Gymnasium-Armoury Building. 
This year, Mr. Robinson pointed out, the Montreal 
Branch has promoted closer contacts with the Uni- 
versity through Principal Douglas, who has shown his 
sympathetic interest in the graduates, vouchsafed a 
closer view of the University’s policy and problems, 
and indicated the means by which graduates could 
further assist the University. The re-establishment 
of a graduates’ employment bureau had been dis- 
cussed, but due to the Society’s, and the University’s, 
lack of funds, this undertaking had been shelved. 
During the year the Officers had drawn closer to the 
University administration by consultation with some 
of the Deans. 

A policy had been adopted of holding luncheon 
meetings whenever a suitable opportunity occurred, 
so that graduates might meet and hear outstanding 
speakers. One such luncheon, held on January 24 
as a farewell to the Rt. Hon. R. B. Bennett, was 
attended not only by Montreal graduates but by a 
number of leaders in the city’s business and civic life. 

The Executive Council had been approached by a 
group of younger graduates of the Department of 
Commerce who have formed themselves into the 
“Commerce Graduates’ Association of McGill Uni- 
versity,’ and it decided to give them support and 
encouragement as they are actively interested in the 
welfare of graduates and undergraduates in that 
Department. It was noted with appreciation that 
this newly-formed organization intends to co-ordinate 
its activities with the Montreal Branch of The Gradu- 
ates’ Society for the general welfare of the University. 

During the year a composite committee com- 
prising representatives of The Graduates’ Society, the 
Montreal Branch, the Graduates’ Football Club, the 
Athletics Board, the Students’ Society and_ the 
McGill University Band endeavoured to improve the 
appearance of the Band by the provision of new 
uniforms, and took the first steps to strengthen its 
organization. 

The President reviewed the active and_ useful 
co-operation received during the year from the 
Graduates Athletic Club. The Society is supporting 
the McGill University Contingent, Canadian Officers’ 
Training Corps, and other war service activities, and 


THE McGILL NEWS 


the Montreal graduates have been assisting in the 
collection of the amount of money still required to 
provide the capital cost of the Gymnasium-Armoury, 
he said. All McGill men were urged to assist the 
Society, not only by financial contributions, but by 
volunteering to see those graduates who have not yet 
responded to the appeals made for contributions to 
the Building Fund. 

In reply to questions, full explanations were given 
for the cancellation of the Annual Smoker and the 
Founder’s Day Dinner, and it was the consensus of the 
meeting that it is an advantage to have regular 
functions at usual times and good policy to have few 
functions but good ones. 

A unanimous vote of thanks was passed to R. C. 
Fetherstonhaugh for his valuable work for the Society 
first as Editor of THe McGitt News and later as 
Chairman of the Editorial Board. 


Vancouver and District Branch 
"THE retiring executive was re-elected at the Annual 

General Meeting of the Vancouver and District 
Branch of The Graduates’ Society of McGill Uni- 
versity held in the Hotel Vancouver on October 4. 
In the absence of Dr. G. F. Covernton, President, 
T. E. Price, Vice-President, was in the chair. Twenty- 
three members were present. 

Following the adoption of the report of H. M. 
Boyce, Treasurer, Mr. Boyce gave a short account 
of the dinner which was tendered to Sir Edward 
Beatty, Chancellor of the University, in the Hotel 
Vancouver on August 31. Duncan Leckie, repre- 
sentative of the committee appointed to arrange a 
joint university function, reported that in view of 
existing conditions it had been decided to forego all 
plans for this event. 

It was regularly moved and seconded that the 
following change be made in the Constitution: That 
Section 9 (a), which read: 


“The retiring Executive shall draw up a slate of 
nominations which shall be forwarded to the 
members in advance of the Annual General 
Meeting. Any further nominations must be 
in the hands of the Secretary at a reasonable 
time before the Meeting, and signed by two 
members of the Branch.” 
be changed to read as follows: 

“The retiring Executive shall, prior to any 
Annual General Meeting, appoint a Nominating 
Committee of three, who shall draw up a slate 
of nominations to be forwarded to the members 
of the Branch in advance of the Annual General 
Meeting. Any further nominations must be in 
the hands of the Nominating Committee a 
reasonable time before the Meeting, and signed 
by two members of the Branch.”’ 

Ross Wilson, Secretary, then read a letter from 
G. B. Glassco, Executive Secretary of the Society, 
in connection with the Sir Arthur Currie Memorial 
Gymnasium-Armoury Fund, after which Dr. R. E. 
McKechnie, Honorary President of the Branch, out- 
lined the methods adopted to raise funds for certain 
University of British Columbia buildings. 

It was decided that the Branch would hold a 
smoker, or some similar entertainment, in the near 
future. 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1939 


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That man to man the warld o’er 
Shall brothers be for a’ that.”’ 


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Ottawa Valley Graduates’ Society 


CANADA may be called upon to take the majo1 
responsibility for the industrial prosecution of 
the war, and a degree of monetary inflation may be 
vecessary, Dr. F. Cyril James, Principal-elect of the 
University, said in an address delivered at the Annual 
Meeting of the Ottawa Valley Graduates’ Society of 
McGill University in the 
Chateau Laurier on No- 
vember 7. Dr. James ex- 
pressed the conviction that 
the war is even more crucial 
for the long-run develop- 
ment of the Dominion than 
for any other country in 
the Empire, if not in the 
world. 

After Dr. James’ ad- 
dress, Dr. H. M. Tory, the 
oldest graduate present, 
spoke of the traditions of 
McGill and of the Univer- 
sity s , Principals,» CG) oR. 
Westland, Secretary-Treas- 
urer, presented a report on 
the year’s activities, and 
the members approved a 
$75 bursary at McGill for an Ottawa Valley student. 
Other reports were given by General H. F. MacDonald, 
Chairman of the local committee in charge of the Sir 
Arthur Currie Memorial Gymnasium-Armoury Fund, 
Col. A. F. Duguid and H. Aldous Aylen. 

The following officers were elected: Honorary 
President, Dr. P. D. Ross; Honorary Vice-Presidents, 
Major-General A. G. L. McNaughton, Dr. T. H. 
Leggett, Dr. G. S. MacCarthy and G. G. Gale; 
President, Dr. R. L. Gardner; Vice-Presidents, Dr. 
R. W. Boyle, Dr. W. S. Lyman, Alan K. Hay and 
General H. F. MacDonald; Honorary Secretary- 
Treasurer, C. R. Westland; Honorary Assistant 
Secretary, C. M. Taylor. 

Executive Committee, Miss Phyllis Davies, Mrs. 
F. R. Crawley, G. H. McCallum, Dr. G. F. Puddi- 
combe, H. F. Lambert and W. R. McClelland; His- 
torian, R. C. Berry. 

G. Harold Burland, the retiring President, presided 
during the early part of the meeting. Later, the chair 
was occupied by his successor, Dr. Gardner. 


Paul Horsdal, Ottawa 
Dr. R. LORNE GARDNER 


Alumnae Society 

EVERAL general meetings, a bridge, and group 

gatherings featured the autumn programme of the 
Alumae Society of McGill University. At the first 
meeting of the fall season, held on October 11, Dr. A. 
Vibert Douglas, Dean of Women, Queen’s University, 
Kingston, delivered an illustrated address. Other 
speakers at this meeting included Mrs. Allan Smith 
and Miss Kathleen Flack. Bridges were held on 
October 27 and 28, the proceeds of which were con- 
tributed to the Canadian Federation of University 
Women. Mrs. Walter Vaughan was the speaker at a 
meeting of the Modern Literature Group, under the 
convenership of Miss Mabel King, held on October 17. 
At the November meeting Miss Catherine I. Mackenzie 
spoke on Guatemala while a musicale, 
direction of Miss Beatrice Donnelly, was held in 
December. 


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Quebec Branch 


TH EK Annual General Meeting of the Quebec Branch 
of The Graduates’ Society of McGill University 
was held at the Chateau Frontenac on October 27. 
Ek. D. Gray-Donald, Secretary, read the Treasurer’s 
report which showed that the surplus had increased 
from $23 to $88 during the fiscal year. The year’s 
activities were reviewed by Dr. R. C. Hastings, 
President, who said: 

“Plans were made for an oyster supper, but later, 
as it was found that it would conflict with an expected 
visit from the Principal, the supper was cancelled. 
The Principal of McGill, L. W. Douglas, visited the 
Branch on April 28, when he spoke at a dinner. The 
gathering was held at the Garrison Club, and forty- 
seven members attended, this being an exceptionally 
good turn out. The annual golf match and dinner 
was held at the Kent Golf Club on August 24, and 
was an unqualified success. There were twenty-four 
players, which was the highest number ever to play 
in the match. The W. G. Mitchell Trophy was won 
by E. Gray-Donald, and the runner-up was J. F. 
Ross. There were twenty-nine at the dinner. The 
President was in the chair and presented the trophy.” 

The report of the Nominating Committee, presented 
by E. D. Hyndman, was carried unanimously, the 
following officers being elected: Vice-President, 
Dr. E. B. Convery; Councillors: W. R. G. Ray, 
E. D. Hyndman, E. Gray-Donald, C. E. Sainte- 
Marie, J. O’Halloran, and Burroughs Pelletier, the 
latter for a one-year term replacing E. H. Knight; 
Honorary Secretary, René Dupuis; Nominating Com- 
mittee: Dr. J. M. Elliott, R. H. Price, Leo Roy and 
Dr. J. C. Rothwell, the latter for a one-year term 
replacing Mr. Hyndman. 

The following committee was appointed to make 
arrangements for the annual oyster supper: R. C. 
Webster, Mr. O'Halloran and Mr. Ray. While no 
definite date was set for this function, it wasannounced 
that, through the courtesy of Lieut.-Col. A. H. C. 
Smith, Officer Commanding, the mess of the Royal 
Rifles of Canada would be at the disposal of the 
Branch. 

It was moved by Mr. O'Halloran, and seconded by 
H. F. Béique, that the Branch would be glad if in- 
dividual members would subscribe to the Gymnasium- 
Armoury Fund but that no general campaign for 
subscriptions would be undertaken by the Branch 
itself at the present time. ; 

Mr. Hyndman, who was appointed chairman of a 
committee to organize the annual dinner which will 
take place early next year, asked Mr. O'Halloran, 
Leo DeHaitre and A. A. MacDiarmid to serve on his 
committee. 


The McGill Society of Ontario 


HE graduates residing in central Ontario have 

established as the date of their annual meeting and 
banquet the Saturday evening which follows the 
rugby game which McGill plays in Toronto, and it so 
happened that this event was held this year on 
November 11. An attendence of about 120 greeted 
the first appearance in Toronto of Dr. F, Cyril James, 
the Principal-elect who will assume his enlarged 
duties at McGill on January 1. Dr. James spoke 
on the value of co-ordinated effort by the staff, the 


THE McGILL NEWS 


students and the graduates in maintaining McGill’s 
position in education. W. D. Wilson, B.Sc. ’04, 
President of the Society for the past two years, was 
chairman and toastmaster. : 

The Honorary President, Dr. Stephen Leacock, who 
was unable to attend, was represented by Prof. 
René du Roure. The University was also represented 
by a Governor, 
G. C. McDonald, 
Bak. 0ae sGen Bs 
Glassco, another 
visitor from Mont- 
real, represented 
the Parent Society. 
Many out-of-town 
graduates from 
points in Ontario 
were present, in- 
cluding the Vice- 
President, F. I. Ker, 
B.Se..'09; of Ham- 
ilton; H. O. Howitt, 
M.D nO oor 
Guelph; and John 
S. Labatt, B.Sc. ’02, 
of London. The 
Coach of the rugby 
team, Doug. Kerr, 
and members of the 
team including 
Captain Alex. Hamilton, were present as guests of the 
Society. 

E. G. McCracken, Honorary Secretary, spoke on 
the advantages of closer co-operation by the graduates 
in central Ontario with the University through the 
Society. 

Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows: 
President, F. I. Ker, B.Sc. ’09; Honorary Vice- 
President, J. G. G. Kerry, B.A.Sc. ’86; Vice-President, 
E. P. Taylor, B.Sc. ’22; Honorary Secretary, E. G. 
McCracken, B.Sc. ’24; Nomination Committee: 
W. D. Wilson, B.Sc. '04; Hilton Wilkes, B.Arch ’14; 
bees eacock, M.D." 26.0). KR. i sPavtonws Aj. ges 
S. R. Granger, B. Com. ’31; H. A. Lumsden, B.Sc. ’12; 
Crit vey, B:Se. 11> J..G, G. Kerryy BA Se: 86: 


Photo by Hubert Beckett 
F. I. Ker 


Saskatchewan Branch 


R. WILFRID BOVEY, O.B.E., Director of 
Extra-Mural Relations, was the speaker at a 
dinner meeting of the Saskatchewan Branch of the 
Society held in the Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina, in 
October. In his address, Dr. Bovey discussed McGill 
affairs and Canada’s place in the war. Dealing with 
University matters, he referred to the improvement in 
courses and to McGill’s more satisfactory financial 
situation. Undergraduates are being advised to 
continue their studies, he said, in order that they will 
be equipped to provide leadership in the professions 
after the war. Meanwhile, the McGill Contingent of 
the Canadian Officers’ Training Course is co-operating 
with military units in the training of officers. 
Present at the dinner were: Lt.-Col. J. G. Robertson, 
President of the Branch; Major B. C. Leech, Vice- 
President, and Mrs. Leech; M. J. Spratt, Secretary- 
Treasurer; Mr. Justice P. E. MacKenzie, Chancellor 
of the University of Saskatchewan, and Mrs. 
MacKenzie; Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Bates, Dr. and 


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Mrs. Allan W. Blair, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Brown, 
Rev. and Mrs. Rex H. Schneider, Lt.-Col. and Mrs. 
A. V. Tremaine, Dr. and Mrs. Verne Lane, Dr. and 
Mrs. Maurice Powers, Dr. and Mrs. Urban Gareau, 
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Sir Edward Beatty, G.B.E., Chancellor of the 
University, was the guest of honour at a meeting of 
the Branch, held in Regina, on August 23. During 
the course of a brief address, Sir Edward reviewed 
McGill’s financial and academic affairs, following 
which there was a general discussion period during 
which he answered a number of questions. Major 
B. C. Leech, Vice-President, who was in the chair, 
introduced the Chancellor. About twenty members 
were in attendance. 


The McGill Society of Great Britain 


r. S. A. EVE, President of The McGill Society of 
Great Britain, entertained the Committee of the 
Society at lunch at the Athenaem Club, London, on 
October 20, to discuss the Society’s policy in view of 
the war. It was decided that the Annual Meeting 
would not be held. The existing officers expressed 
willingness to continue in office, if this was desired, 
and the members have been circularized to this effect. 
In addition to Dr. Eve, those present at the luncheon 
were Sir Harry Brittain, Dr. W. A. Bulkeley-Evans, 
G. E. Bell, E. S. Fay, Dr. P. L. Backus and R. O. 
McMurtry. 


McGill War Service Advisory Board 


(Continued from Page 23) 


Russell Merifield, President of the Students’ 
Society is a worthy representative of the under- 
graduate body. 

The special qualifications and experience of the 
members of the staff have already been registered and 
classified. Many graduates have independently 
notified the authorities of their readiness to serve, 
while more than 100 have already given their written 
assurance and designated their qualifications to the 
Secretary. 

In addition to members of the Board, teachers on 
the staff in the various Faculties have kindly consented 
to act as advisers to undergraduates who wish to 
receive guidance with respect to the present needs. 

A special voluntary registration of the students was 
undertaken at the Union with most gratifying response. 

The Board in its official visits to Ottawa has already 
taken the initiative in suggesting various projects 
in which the experience and services of the members 
of the staff could be utilized. A number of these 
problems have already been endorsed by the author- 
ities and are under way. Many other problems which 
are ready for presentation are awaiting the com- 
pletion of various committees at Ottawa. It has 
become obvious that with the increased governmental 
activities the usefulness of the Board and the demands 
made upon it will be progressively enhanced. 

Graduates who are engaged in any form of war 
service are requested to notify ‘Dr. D. A. Keys, Exe- 
cutive Secretary of the Board, of the nature of their 
work in order that the Board may be in a position to 
give information if, as and when required. 


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Graduates Athletic Club 


FFICERS were re-elected at the Fourth Annual 

Meeting of the Graduates Athletic Club of 
McGill: University held in the McGill Union on 
October 17. In the absence of the President, Dr. G. 
W. Halpenny, who was unable to be present on 
account of military duties, H. E. Herschorn, Honorary 
President, was in the chair. The report of K. P. 
Farmer, Treasurer, showed a credit of $42 in the 
ordinary bank account and of $204 in the trust ac- 
count. Included in the report of J. P. Rowat, Secre- 
tary, were the reports of some of the organization’s 
member clubs. 

Reports of the various component clubs were 
presented by John R. Houghton, of the Red Birds Ski 
Club: Frank Nobbs, of the Scarlet Runners Club; Ken 
Farmer, of the Graduates Hockey Club, now non- 
operative; and T. P. Howard, of the Swimming Club. 
It was intimated during the course of the meeting 
that neither the basketball nor the hockey team would 
function this season in view of. the war conditions, 
but activity in general athletic pursuits may be in- 
creased if accommodation should be available in the 
McGill gymnasium now under construction. 

In view of the war, it was decided to elect the same 
officers as last year: Honorary President, H. E. 
Herschorn; Honorary Vice-President, J. A. DeLa- 
lanne; President, Dr. G. Halpenny; Vice-President, 
Fred. Taylor; Secretary, John Rowat; Treasurer, 
K. P. Farmer. 

The Executive Council is composed of these officers 
and of Hugh Farquharson, representing the Hockey 
Club; Jack Houghton, Red Birds Ski Club; Palmer 
Howard and Ken. McClure, Swimming Club; Carvel 
Hammond and George Murray, Basketball Club; 
Frank Nobbs, Scarlet Runners Club; Dr. “Curly” 
Taylor and Fred Urquhart, Football Club; Major 
Forbes, ex officio, as Athletics Manager; Dr. A. F. 
Argue, as Honorary Councillor; and two representa- 
tives of the Montreal Branch of The Graduates’ 
Society, as well as two delegates from the Graduates 
Soccer Club. 

The Honorary Patrons are the Chancellor, Sir 
Edward Beatty, and the Principal, L. W. Douglas. 


Value of Music Stressed 


“In children lies the only hope for the musical 
future of this Dominion,’’ says Douglas Clarke, Dean 
of McGill University’s Faculty of Music. ‘‘Educate 
the children in music. They must be told about 
music, how to listen to it and who made it,” urges 
Mr. Clarke, who thinks that music may well be in- 
corporated in the regular school curriculum, believing 
that the study of music can do as much to train the 
mind as Latin, euclid and algebra, and that it leaves 
aig of real practical value with the student in 
after life. 


Face Facts, Says Principal 


_Dr. Lewis W. Douglas, Principal and Vice-Chancellor 
of McGill University, in his welcoming message to 
students returning for the work of the new session, 
urged upon them the necessity for a courageous and 
cheerful “‘facing of the facts.” 


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McGill C.0.T.C. Musters 1,400 for Training 


(Continued from Page 22) 

Stadium this season was the presence of red-blazered 
McGill co-eds, working under the direction of the 
Red Wings Society, to raise money for the C.O.T.C. 
Equipment Fund. These girls operated a canteen 
purveying cigarettes, hot dogs, chocolate bars and 
coffee to the fans, and no day was too wet or cold for 
them. They also sold cigarettes and candy in the 
stands, and raised a considerable sum by this means 
for the Equipment Fund. 

The Red Wings showed initiative at all times and 
one week sold carnations in McGill colours as bouton- 
niéres, another week swagger sticks adorned with 
Red and White ribbons. The Canteen was well 
patronized, particularly by men from the various 
regiments of the C.A.S.F., who were invited to some of 
the games, and who, it seemed, preferred to talk to the 
canteen-workers rather than watch the grid contests! 

On the lighter side of military life, and as a break 
in the schedule of parades and lectures, several of the 
companies have held smokers. E Company, com- 
manded by Capt. S. A. Cobbett, held the first one, 
where Gitz and Jimmy Rice and Alan Murray, three 
of the original ‘‘Dumbells,” revived days of the last 
war with songs and skits. Bert Light was master of 
ceremonies, and comedy impersonations, pipe-music, 
boxing bouts and community singing added to the 
gaiety. 

Other companies which held similar events were 
A Company and C Company, commanded by Captain 
E. F. H. Boothroyd and Lieut. P. F. Osler, respect- 
ively. At these smokers, company members were 
responsible for the entertainment, and monologues, 
pipe-music and collective renditions of ‘‘Mademoiselle 
from Armentiéres’’ and “James McGill’; comedy 
songs and skits were the order of the evening. 

With the fall training season over and preliminary 
instruction passed, C.O.T.C. members are beginning 
to train in the various special arms of the service. 
Artillery stands out in the list of preferences, but 
mathematical qualifications are expected to eliminate 
some aspirants from this branch. 

Training is also being offered in Cavalry and 
Armoured Cars, Machine Guns, Engineering, Signals 
and other specialities, all in fulfilment of the primary 
purpose of the C.O.T.C., 7.e., to train university men 
as officers in that branch of the service for which they 
are best suited. 


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Principal at New York Forum 

Lewis W. Douglas, Principal of McGill Univesity, 
was the chief speaker at the second session o: the 
annual Forum on Current Problems in New /ork 
in October. The session at which Mr. Douglas,who 
was formerly Director of the United States Bidget 
under President Roosevelt, spoke was devoted t the 
cost of government. 


Intercollegiate Debates Cancelled 

McGill University Debating Union officials aave 
been notified that all inter-university debates wnder 
the auspices of the National Federation of Candian 
University Students have been postponed indefinitely 
because of war conditions. 


Harry Grimsdale Dead at 70 


Friend to many thousands of McGill Univesity 
Engineering students while Superintendent o: the 
Engineering Building, Harry H. Grimsdale did on 
September 17 in his 71st year following a legthy 
illness. Until his retirement about three yearsago, 
Mr. Grimsdale served not only in his official capacity 
as Superintendent of the Building but also in aany 
capacities in aiding the undergraduates, a large 
number of whom were in the habit of returning the 
University from time to time to visit him. Hi was 
one of the veteran employees of the University, h.ving 
been on the staff for thirty-seven years. He wasborn 
in England. 


Lignin Research Outlined 


Recent findings in the research that is now pro- 
ceeding in the Department of Industrial and Celulose 
Chemistry at McGill University toward the letter 
utilization of one of Canada’s great waste provucts, 
lignin, were reported at the 98th annual meetng of 
the American Chemical Society in Boston. Aleady 
the research at McGill and elsewhere has show: that 
lignin can be utilized. Vanillin, used in vanilla exract, 
is now manufactured from lignin, a waste pnduct 
from pulp and paper mills, and a more recent (evel- 
opment is the production of lignin plastics. 


65 Degrees, 2 Diplomas Awarded 


Sixty-five students received degrees and tw  cer- 
tificates were awarded at the Annual Fall Corvoca- 
tion of McGill University. Degrees were awared in 
the following divisions: B.A., 7; B.Com., 4; B.S., 2 
WSceiy it 1; M.A., 5; Ph:D., 75° B. Eng:, 7; and there 
was one graduate in each of the following divsions, 
M.D., C.M., D.D.S., B.Sc. in Agriculture. Certicates 
were presented to two graduates in the Schol for 
Graduate Nurses. 


McGill Debates With U. S. Colleges 


Two McGill debaters, Horace G. Baugl and 
Solomon R. Zatz, visited several universities n the 
United States this fall on a tour arranged ly the 
McGill Debating Union. Among the univesities 
with which they competed were Harvard and Vemont. 


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Extravaganzas Condemned 


W hile encouraged to partic ipate in extra-curricular 
activities, McGill University students have been 
asked by Principal Lewis W. Douglas to refrain from 
the “extravaganzas in whicl 1 we all engage in other 
and more normal times. Principal Douglas spoke 
at the a get freshman rally, held in the McGill Union. 
Col. A. A. Magee, D.S.O., E.D., A.D.C., Honorary 
( ae and Acting Officer in Command of the McGiil 
University Contingent, C.O.T.C., was also a speaker. 

Because of the seriousness of the occasion, the 
community would not lightly condone what it would 

gladly overlook in times of peace, the McGill head 
fold the student body. ‘“‘I therefore ask you to dis- 
port yourselves with the seriousness which the occasion 
merits,’ he said. 

Colonel Magee reminded the students that they 
were “part and parcel of a great U niversity, a Uni- 
versity which had never failed to put all its resources 
behind the Empire when the call came.’”’ He outlined 
the great contribution which the U niversity made in 
the training of men, and particularly in the training 
of officers, through the McGill C.O.T.C. 


Parsees Studying Dentistry 


Two of India’s brilliant students have come to 
McGill University to learn about the improved 
methods of dental treatment on this continent. 
Miss Tehmi Canteenwalla, of Bombay, India, and 
Minoo Sorabyi Ginwalla, her cousin, who comes from 
Ahmedabad, near Bombay, started their studies at 
McGill this session. They are both Parsees, followers 
in India of Zoroaster. 

University officials Malapeie that the Faculty of 
Dentistry is co-operating with Nair Hospital Dental 
College in the attempt of the college to raise and 
standardize dental teaching and treatment in India. 
A McGill graduate, Dr. H. M. Butt, who received 
both his B.A. and D.D.S. degrees from the University, 
is now practising in Poona, India, to which he was 
invited upon graduation several years ago. 


McGill Awards Scholarships 


There were 162 competitors, representing every 
province of Canada and several American states, for 
the six University Entrance Scholarships which were 
awarded this year, the University announced recently. 
Among other awards granted to brilliant students were 
two Beatty Scholarships, and the Sir William 
Macdonald Entrance Scholarships. 


Reunions Suggested 


H. K. S. Hemming, B.A.Sc. ’80, has suggested that 
reunions of some nature be organized on the 50th and 
60th anniversaries of graduation. The Executive 
Committee of The Graduates’ Society has the sug- 
gestion under consideration. ‘ 


J. E. Gill, Professor of Geology at McGill, urged 
the development of Quebec’s mineral resources in a 
paper published in the September issue of the Bulletin, 


journal of the Canadian Institute of Mining and 
Metallurgy. 


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Gymnasium Cornerstone Laid 
(Continued from Page 10) 


the Gymnasium-Armoury Campaign Committee were 
platform guests. The following Committee members 
were invited: H. M. Jaquays, Chairman: John T. 
Hacker iC. LA =-Col. ToS Morrisey, G. W. 
Bourke, G. B. Glassco, Hugh A. Crombie, Charles 
F, Sise, Walter Molson, F. G. Robinson, E. A. 
Cushing, H. E. Herschorn, Dr. C. F. Martin, Mrs. 
John T. Rhind, A. P. S. Glassco, D. C. Abbott, 
Dr. D. S. Lewis, A. F. Baillie, George A. Campbell, 
K.C., Col. E.G. M. Cape, F.B. Common, A.S. Dawes. 
Lawrence Macfarlane, K.C., H. Aldous Aylen, K.C., 
J. Grant Glassco, S. G. Blaylock, Gen. G. E. 
McCuaig, Lt.-Col. P. P. Hutchison, Dr. C. R. Bourne, 
Major D. S. Forbes, Director of Athletics, G. McL. 
Pitts, G. R. McLeod and E. G. McCracken. 

The following members of the Board of Governors 
were invited as platform guests: Sir Edward Beatty, 
L. W. Douglas, W. M. Birks, Dr. John W. Ross, 
Sir Herbert S. Holt, Huntly R. Drummond, J. W. 
McConnell, F. N. Southam, Walter M. Stewart. 
Dr. W. W. Chipman, George C. McDonald, George S. 
Currie, Arthur B. Purvis, Arthur B. Wood, Paul F. 
Sise, Hon. A. K. Hugessen, K.C., Morris W. Wilson, 
Col. A. A. Magee, D.S.O., K.C., Dr. C. W. Colby, 
H. B. McLean, John T. Hackett, K.C., and Mr. 
Justice C. G. Mackinnon. 

Members of the Senate invited were: Dean Douglas 
Clarke, Dean Ernest Brown, Dean J. J. O’Neill, Dean 
W. H. Brittain, Dean C. S. LeMesurier, Dean Grant 
Fleming, Dean C. W. Hendel, Dean A. L. Walsh, 
Mrs. W. L. Grant, Warden of Royal Victoria College; 
Dean Sinclair Laird, Prof. C. E. Fryer, Prof. Otto 
Maass, Prof. J. C. Simpson, Prof. J. C. Meakins, 
Prof. R. E. Jamieson, Prof. W. G.*McBride, Prof. 
W. F. Chipman, Prof. W. Rowles and T. H. Matthews, 
Registrar. 


Registration Up Despite War 


In spite of the war, the number of students registered 
at McGill University is noticeably higher than it 
was last year. Excluding the Faculty of Graduate 
Studies and Research, the total for this session is 
3,249, 115 more than the 1938-39 enrolment. 

Students proceeding to degrees have increased by 
thirty-five, diploma students by fifty-three, partial 
students by three and “‘other students”’ by thirty-four. 
The largest increases are in the Faculty of Arts and 
Science, forty-five more students than last year, 
Engineering with thirty-six more students and the 
School for Teachers with thirty-seven more. Law 
and Medicine show slight decreases. 


Two extension courses being offered for the first 
time this year at McGill University, aeronautics and 
navigation, are proving to be unexpectedly popular 
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Contributors To This Issue 


Joun Rospert AKIN, B.A. '38, President of the Class 
of Arts ’38, was an Associate Editor of the McGill 
Daily during 1937-38. He is now doing free lance 
newspaper work in Montreal. 

WitrripD, Bovey, O.B.E., B.A. ’03, LL.B., D.Litt., 
F.R.S.C., Director of Extra-Mural Relations at 
McGill University and a frequent contributor to 
Ture McGitt News and other periodicals, is the 
author of several books, his latest volume being 
“The French-Canadians Today.” 

A. Vipert Douctas, M.B.E., B.A. ’20, M.Sc. ’21, 
Ph.D. '26, F.R.A.S., formerly on the staff of McGill’s 
Department of Physics, is now Dean of Women at 
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ont. She has written 
over thirty popular articles. 

R. C. FETHERSTONHAUGH, author of several military 
histories, is particularly well-qualified to edit the new 
department in which the part McGill men are playing 
in the Second Great War is recorded. Mr Fether- 
stonhaugh, now Vice-Chairman of the Editorial Board 
of THe McGitt News, is ex-Chairman of the Board 
and a former Editor of this magazine. 

StrrRLInNG MaxweELi, B.Arch. ’28, a member of 
the architectural staff of the Bank of Montreal, is 
an ardent skier and yachtsman. 

H. Giyn OwEn, B.A. '39, was Feature Editor of the 
McGill Daily last year. Now working for The Bell 
Telephone Company of Canada in Montreal, he is 
continuing to take an active interest in McGill affairs. 


“Ice Cutters,” New Film, 


Made on McGill Campus 


“TCE CUTTERS,” a motion picture filmed on the 
University campus last winter which features the 
McGill hockey team, has just been released by 
Pathe News, Inc., for showing in thousands of theatres 
in Canada and the United States. Scenes from the 
new film, which was originally entitled ‘Flashing 
Blades,’ appeared in the Spring number. 

Announcement that the film had been released was 
made by Pathe News on December 7. The company’s 
statement read, in part, as follows: 

‘“ ‘Tce Cutters’ was made with the co-operation of 
McGill University authorities. McGill was selected 
because that institution was the birthplace of inter- 
collegiate hockey. The Varsity and reserves were 
photographed in action by a cameraman who was 
drawn around the rink on a sled. 

‘Pathe constructed a special outdoor rink for this 
picture on the McGill campus, so that the action 
could be photographed in full sunlight. The picture 
shows each of the key plays in hockey, both offence 
and defence, and is said to be the finest subject yet 
made that analyzes Canada’s thrilling sport.”’ 

A staff of Pathe technicians, cameramen and sound 
men, under the direction of Clarence Ellis, spent six 
weeks in Montreal during January and February in 
order to film the picture. Stars of the film are the 
members of the 1938-39 hockey team and six graduates 
of the University: Coach Hugh Farquharson, Fred 
Wigle, Ken Farmer, Dr. Gordon Crutchfield, Dr. 
Gordon Meiklejohn and Dr. Clayton Crosby. 


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Class Notes 
Science ‘11 


HE annual reunion of the Montreal members of 

Science ’11 was held at a dinner in the Faculty 
Club, McTavish Street, on November 4, following 
the McGill-Queen’s football game. The following were 
present: Messrs. Bacon, Brebner, Dixon, Dodd, 
Stuart Forbes, Hudson, Kearney, Koch, Mauer, Ray 
and Monroe Watson. Regrets were received from the 
following, who were unable to be present: Messrs. 
Gregory, Basil Nares, E. Archibald, Stuart Oliver 
and Wood. 

The Class plans to hold a dinner annually on the 
evening of the McGill-Queen’s game and if any out-of- 
town members are in Montreal on that day, or if 
any other members fail to receive notice of the dinner, 
information may be obtained from the Class Secretary, 
Room 77, Engineering Building, McGill University. 

This year’s dinner was a particularly happy event 
and afterwards the Class joined with Science ‘08 in 
viewing some coloured motion pictures of the Royal 
Visit, the New York World’s Fair, and the football 
games against Toronto and Western. The first two 
films were shown through the courtesy of G. McL. 
Pitts, of ’08, and the latter two through the courtesy 
of Major Forbes. 

* * * * 

Walter Pengelley is in Toronto now. Harold Collier 
is in Hong Kong and his brother-in-law, Christopher 
Willis, is in Shanghai. Raymond Clark is back after 
a long vacation in Lima, Peru. Wunsch is in the 
dairy business in New Zealand. 

Quite a number of the sons and daughters of mem- 
bers of the Class have been, or are now, on their way 
through McGill. Our Past President’s son, Hugh Ray, 
graduated in Metallurgical Engineering last year. 
Gregory, G. J. Dodd, G. Hudson, S. Oliver, W. Dixon, 
each have one or more young hopefuls on their way 
through. 

The Secretary will always welcome news of any 
member of the Class, wherever he may be. 


G. J. Dopp, Secretary. 


Masculine Stronghold Capitulates 


One more male stronghold has fallen, not to the 
enemy but to the women. The McGill Union Grill 
Room, traditionally male, has at long last opened its 
doors to the female of the species. Not only are 
women now allowed in the Grill Room; they are 
actually welcomed. A nickelodeon has been installed, 
and every afternoon there is an informal tea dance in 
the grill. 

This is the second masculine stronghold at McGill 
to yield to feminine persuasiveness this term. Two 
women, Catherine Chard and Arlene Scott, have 
successfully invaded the hitherto impregnable En- 
gineering buildings. 


Medical students have been advised that they can 
serve their country best by obtaining their degrees 
before joining the Active Service Forces. For senior 
students in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill, how- 
ever, a special course for qualification as a lieutenant 
in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps has 
been established. : 


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Montreal Gazette photo 


Mr. Justice E. Fabre Surveyer, member of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, unveiling a tablet presented by 
the board to McGill University in memory of Lord Rutherford, a Professor at McGill from 1898 to 1907. The unveiling ceremony 
took place in the Macdonald Physics Laboratories, where Lord Rutherford performed his famous early experiments on radio- 
activity. The inscription on the tablet reads as follows: “Ernest Rutherford, Baron Rutherford of Nelson, O.M., 1871-1937. 
Here, Lord Rutherford, Macdonald Professor of Physics, 1898-1907, made fundamental discoveries respecting radioactivity, 
the transmutation of matter, and the structure of atoms; foremost experimental physicist in his time, he advanced greatly 
the frontiers of knowledge, and opened new paths for the progress of science and human welfare.” 


Founder's Day Events 


cGILL UNIVERSITY marked the 193rd anni- 
versary of the birth of its founder on October 6 
by honouring James McGill, and also paying tribute 
to one of its most noted teachers, Lord Rutherford. 
Founder’s Day was observed with the annual Fall 
Convocation, at which graduates received degrees and 
two outstanding Canadians, Mgr. Alexandre Vachon, 
Rector of Laval University, and Canon G. Abbott- 
Smith, former Principal of the Montreal Diocesan 
College, were gowned with honorary hoods. Immed- 
iately preceding the Convocation, Mr. Justice E. Fabre 
Surveyer, in the presence of the faculty and a large 
number of students, unveiled a tablet to Ernest 
Rutherford, the noted scientist, once on the McGill 
Faculty, whose discoveries received world acclaim. 
A pipe band played the Black Watch off the campus 
after a morning of drill as the faculty, in gowns of 
crimson and gold and purple and blue, went from the 
Macdonald Physics Building, where the Rutherford 
plaque ceremony was held, to Moyse Hall, where the 


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Convocation took place. A fighting plane droned in 
a wet sky as Mer. Vachon in his Convocation address 
said: 

“For years some of us were enthused over the 
wonderful work performed in Germany in the dif- 
ferent branches of science. But can there be a more 
manifest example of a country in which—with the 
impulsion coming from its own head and Chancellor, 
who at this very moment is preparing to deceive so 
many of its people—the people are led to forget that 
man has a conscience which commends us to do what 
is honest, righteous and just.”’ 

Lewis W. Douglas in his address as Principal paid 
special tribute to the Chancellor of the University, 
Sir Edward Beatty. Mentioning those who had carried 
on the tradition of the founder, Mr. Douglas named 
Sir William Macdonald, Sir William Dawson, Sir 
William Peterson, ‘‘and the names of Molson and 
Redpath, among others.”’ Coming down to more 
recent years he cited Sir Arthur Currie, and Arthur 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Morgan, who, ‘“‘more than any man can be credited 
with the addition to the U niversity of Douglas Hall, 
a residence for young men long needed, now in part 
satisfying that need.’ 

Of the Chancellor, Principal Douglas said: 

“Finally, may I add one word of more or less 
oo sonal nature about a distinguished Canadian. I do 

», knowing that his own modesty will rebel against 

my remarks. That is the man to whom now and in 
the future must go the credit for holding together as 
a unit the integrity of the corpus of McGill University 
during those years when material values were dec lining, 
income shrinking and others knew not where to turn 
nor how. To me, he has been a counsellor and a 
friend, saving me from many mistakes. I speak of 
the Chancellor.’ 


By-Laws of the Montreal Branch 
Of The Graduates’ Society 


Enacted at the Annual Meeting of the Montreal 
Branch Society, 17th October, 1939. 
I—Name 


The Branch Society herein referred to as the Branch shall be 
called ‘‘The Montreal Branch of the Graduates’ Society of 
McGill University” and shall be a branch of “The Graduates’ 
Society of McGill University” herein referred to as the Parent 
Society. 


Il—Objects 


The objects of the Branch shall be to assist in carrying out the 
objects of the Parent Society in the District of Montreal. 


II|—Membership 


All persons eligible for membership in the Parent Society 
with the exception of members of the Alumnae pod may 
become members of the Branch upon payment of the regular 
dues, provided that they are residents in the District of Montreal. 
Life members of the Parent Society who are residents in the 
District of Montreal shall be members of the Branch without 
payment of any additional dues. 


IV—Officers 

The officers of the Branch shall be a President, a Vice-President, 
Honorary-Secretary, Honorary-Treasurer and ten Councillors 
each to serve for a period of two years. The President, the 
Honorary-Treasurer and five Councillors shall be elected in the 
even numbered years and the Vice-President, the Honorary- 
Secretary and five Councillors in the odd numbered years. 


V—Executive Council 

The affairs of the Branch shall be managed by an Executive 
Council consisting of the officers of the Branch. Four members 
of the Executive Council shall constitute a quorum.. No member 
of the Executive Council shall be a member or an officer of the 
Executive Committee of the Parent Society except as provided 
in Article XI hereof. 


Vi—Elections and Annual Meeting 


The election of the officers shall take place at the Annual 
Meeting which shall be held on the third Tuesday in October of 
each year or at such other time as the Executive Council may 
determine. Nominations for all offices shall be made by a 
Nominating Committee prior to publication of the June issue of 
THe McGitt News, and such nominations shall be therein 
published, provided that any ten members in good standing may 
nominate any other member for any office by placing in the hands 
of the Honorary-Secretary at least eight clear days before the 
date of such Annual Meeting a document nominating such 
member and bearing the signatures of the members nominating 
him as well as the signed acceptance of the member so placed 
in nomination; and the Honorary-Secretary shall notify the 
members of such nominations by publication in one or more 
newspapers in the City of Montreal at least six clear days before 
the date of such Annual Meeting. The Nominating Committee 
shall be elected at the Annual Meeting and shall consist of six 
members elected for two years, three of whom shall be elected in 
the even numbered-years and three in the odd numbered years. 


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Vil—Special General Meetings 


Special General Meetings of the Branch shall be called by the 
Secretary on the requisition of the President, or of a quoru.n of 
the Executive Council, or upon an application signed by any 
twelve members in good standing, and the provisions of the 
by-laws of the Parent Soci iety relating to members in good 
standing shall apply to members of the Branch. 


Vill—Quorum 


At all Annual and Special General Meetings of the Branch, a 
quorum sufficient for the transaction of business shall consist of 
not less than five members in good standing. 


IX—Notices of Meetings 


Notice of the Annual 1 Meeting and of Special General Meetings 
of the Branch shall be given by mailing the same by ordinary 
registered or other post as the Executive Council may determine 
to each member to his last address appearing on the books of the 
Branch at least seven days before the date fixed for such meeting. 
Ihe notice shall specify the time, place and in general terms the 
nature of the business to be Heatncued at the meeting. 


X—Dues 


The annual dues shall be governed in all respects by the 
provisions relating thereto in the by-laws of the Parent Society. 


Xl—Representative on Executive Committee 
of Parent Society 


The Executive Council shall from time to time appoint one of 
its members as the representative of the Branch upon the Execu- 
tive Committee of the Parent Society and in the absence of any 
such appointment the President of the Branch shall act as such 
representative or in his absence the Vice-President. 


XiI—A mendments 


The Executive Council may from time to time repeal, amend 
or re-enact these by-laws, but every such by-law and every repeal, 
amendment or re-enactment thereof, unless in the meantime 
sanctioned by a Special General Meeting of the Branch duly 
called for that purpose, shall have force only until the next 
Annual Meeting of the Branch and in default of confirmation 
thereof shall at and from that time cease to have force. 


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War-Time Activities Lend 
Air of Grimness to Sports Events 
(Continued frm Page 17) 

To compete the eight-man roster, there are several 
promising juniors, and it is rumoured that some 
former Datmouth men have entered the Faculty of 
Medicine. 

Basketball 

Last yea, the McGill basketball squad forced a 
three-way ie with Western and Toronto in the finals 
of the intrtollegiate series. Every man of that 
aggressive juintette is back, and hopes run high for a 
McGill tritmph this winter. 

The tean is continuing its policy of competing 
against fas American squads in a series of exhibition 
Tle State Normal College of Plattsburg will 
visit Montreal on December 16, but for the other 
games Mc6ill will journey afield, meeting the Uni- 
versity of Vermont on December 2, St. Lawrence 
University on December 9, Manhattan College on 
December 9, John Marshall College on December 20, 
Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute on December 21, 
Albany Teichers’ College on February 1, and Union 


games. 


College on February 2. 


Other Spcrts 
In aquatc sports, McGill may retain the water polo 
title, but wll probably lose the swimming contest. The 


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gymnasium team is still strong. The usual appeals 
for boxers and wrestlers are going out; fencing is now 
well-established on the campus, and a new Belgian 
maitre d’armes, M. Leuchter, has been procured. It 
is hoped that the assault-at-arms may be held in the 
Arthur 


Armoury, now nearing completion. 


new Sir Currie Memorial Gymnasium- 


San Francisco and Return 
(Continued from Page 19) 


red shrubs and grey rocks, small lakes filled with 
reflections, the wide stretches of the lake and its bays 
on the right. Some day the tourist, the fisherman 
and the yachtsman will discover that part of Canada 
and it will come into its own. Meantime, it was a 
comfort to find that war or no war the meals on the 
train were better than in the United States. The high 
spot of this last stage was a gentleman who gave me 
very confidentially some interesting information. He 
knew all about the Province of Quebec. He had been 
a friend of politicians. I would be surprised to learn 
that the French-Canadians had hidden away hundreds 
of machine guns against the day of a war election, 
the streets would run with gore. I wonder what he 
thinks about Mr. Jean Charles Harvey’s Pan-Canadian 
Union. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Personals 


THE McGmrt News welcomes items for inclusion in these columns. 


H, R. Morgan, 
3466 University Street, Montreal. 


Adams, Eric G., B.Sc. '29, is now engaged in practice in Toronto 
as a consulting engineer. 

Adams, Leyland J., M.D. ’27, of Montreal, has become a 
F ellow of the Royal College of P hysicians of Canada. 


*Anderson, F. O., M.D. ’06, of Montreal has been elected a 
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 

*Archibald, Edward W., B.A. 92, M.D. '96, of Montreal, has 
been appointed to serve on the Trudeau Medal Committee of 
the National Tuberculosis Association for the 1940 award. 

*Aylen, H. Aldous, K.C., B.A. '19 of Ottawa, has been ap- 
pointed a member of the Government Commission to deal 
with revocation of certificates of naturalization. 


*Baillie, Archie F., B.Sc. ’09, Vice-President of Dominion 
Oilcloth & Linoleum Co., Limited, Montreal, has been elected 
a Director of the Dominion Textile Company. 


Berry, Rev. William G., M.A. '35, has accepted a call to the 
pastorate of Grace United Church, Lachine, Que., after having 
been in charge of St. Andrew’s Church, ‘Martintown, Ont., 
since 1937. 

Bickford, J. W. K., M.D. ’26, is the leading nose and throat 
specialist of Guatemala City, Guatemala. 

*Bourne, Wesley, M.D. '11, M.Sc. '24, participated in the 
deliberations of the American Society of Anaesthetists held at 
the New York World’s Fair in October. He also attended the 
annual congress of anaesthetists held in Philadelphia under the 
auspices of the American College of Anaesthetists. 

*Bovey, Lieut.-Col. Wilfrid, B.A. ’03, Director of Extra- 
Mural Relations, McGill University, has been appointed 
Chairman of the Educational Branch of the Canadian Legion 
War Services. He will serve without remuneration. 

Buckley, F. J., M.D. ’23, has taken over the practice of the late 
H. H. L. Casselman, M.D. ’20, at Chesterville, Ont. 

Byers, Miss Helen, B.A. '39, of Westmount, Que., has been 
awarded a scholarship dons ited by the Frenc h Gov ernment for 
a year’s study in France of any chosen subject. 


Cameron, Dr. Alan E., B.Sc. ’13, M.Sc. ’14, Deputy Minister 
of Mines of Nova Scotia, was one of a delegation of three 
representing that province at a conference in Ottawa in 
October regarding development of war industries in Nova 
Scotia. 

*Campbell, A. D., M.D. '11, of Montreal, has been elected 
Vice-President of the American Association of ‘Obstetricians 
and Gynaecologists. 

*Chapin, Claude E., M.D. 15, has been elected President of 
the Cortland County (New York) Health Department, and 
is also a Coroner of that County. 


*Member of The Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


Press clippings or other data should be aldressed to 


tecorder Printing Company, Brockville, Ontario; or to the Graduates’ Society of McGill Univenity, 
Tiems for the Spring issue should be forwarded prior to Febr uary 1. 


*Chipman, W. W., M.D. ’ LL.D. 33, of Moitreal, has been 
admitted to Honorary Fellowship in the Ral College of 
Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 

Cleveland, Thorburn, D.D.S.’23, has been appinted Assistant 
Director of the Department of Dentistry ofthe Children’s 
Memorial Hospital, Montreal. 

*Copping, Gordon A., M.D. '30, of Montrea, a member of 
the E ditorial Board of THE McGiLt News, hs been elected 
a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians ofCanada. 

*Cronyn, Hume, Past Student, has been givenhigh praise for 
his performance in the New York revival of ‘Three Sisters.’ 
He has appeared in a number of plays, both on Broadway and 
in road companies of such “‘hits” as ‘“Three Mn on a Horse,” 

“Boy Meets Girl” and “Room Service.” 


*Daniels, E. A., of Montreal, has been elected tomembe ership in 
the Americ an Association for the Advancemert of Science. 


Davies, Rev. Thomas R., B.A. '26, M.A. ’27, isthe incumbent 
of a pastorate of the United Church of Canz ida a t Stettler, Alta. 

*DeMuth, Otto, M.D.'15, wasa recent visitor to he ( Scidinten! 
Society’s office whilst on a visit to Eastern Canadian and 
United States’ cities. Dr. DeMuth’s home i: in Vancouver 
where he has been prac tising since the end of he last war, in 
which he rose from a private in the McGill Univrsity Battalion 
to the rank of Major. He has invented sevral important 
surgic al appliances among which are a special ‘traction halter 
or cuff’’ for the application of splints, especially to those hurt 
in the hazardous logging industry. Specially dsigned forceps 
and clamps for use in the Caesarian operatin, and a post- 
operative abdominal support, have also bea designed by 
Dr. DeMuth. 

Dickenson, J. G., B.A. ’05, B.Sc. ’07, of Ottaw, has resigned 
as Vice-President and General Mz inager of O’Bren Gold Mines 
Limited, and of Cline Lake Gold Mines Limited and as General 
Mines Manager of M. J. O’Brien, Limited, inorder to enter 
the general practice of : engineering. 


*Dufresne, J. A. O., B.Sc. M.Sc. ’13, Directc of the Quebec 
Bureau of Mines, cele br a: the completion of tventy- five years 
in the service of the Department of Mines in September. 


Edwards, Philip A., M.D. ’36, who has been hase surgeon at 
the Bz arbados Hospit al a now assumed a simlar position in 
the hospital at Port of Spain, Trinidad. 


Farthing, Captain Hugh C., B.A. '14, Calgar, Alberta, has 
been appointed to the board of the Canadian Legion war 
service unit. 

Ford, W. Max, B.A. ’30, B.C.L. ’33, formerl Principal of 
King’s School, Westmount, Que , has been appdnted Director 
of Instruction at the Business School of Sir Gorge Williams 
College which is operated by the Young Mbn’s Christian 
\ssociation of Montreal. 


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Gaboury, Marcel, B.A. '22, B.C.L. ’25, has been appointed a 
Junior Crown Prosecutor for the district of Montreal. 
*Glassco, J. Grant, B.Com. '25, C.A. '27, has been appointed 


General Manager of Terminal Warehouses, Limited, and 

resident of Direct Transport, Limited, Toronto. He was 

formerly associated with Clarkson, Gordon, Dillworth & Nash, 

accountants, Toronto. 

*Gordon, Charles H., B.Sc. '24, Montreal, has been elected a 

Yirector of National Breweries, Limited. 

*Gordon, G. Blair, B.Sc. ’22, who has been Managing Director 

of the Dominion Textile Co., Limited, and Montreal Cottons 

imited, has been appointed President of both companies, 

a Director of the Paton Manufacturing Co., Limited, and of 

-enman’s, Limited. 

Gray, Miss Elizabeth S., B.H.S. ‘39, represented New Bruns- 
wick at the first convention of the Canadian Home Economics 
Association held in Winnipeg, Man., recently. 


*Hebert, Charles P., B.A. ’21, member of the Tariff Board, has 
also been appointed a member of the War-time Prices and 
Food Board of Canada. 

*Henry, Charles K. P., M.D. ’00, is Director of the Goitre 
Clinic, and Chief of the Tumor Clinic and Radium Therapy 
Department of The Montreal General Hospital. 

*Henry, R. A. C., B.A. ‘12, B.Sc. 12, has been elected a Director 
of Montreal Light, Heat & Power Consolidated. 

Holland, G. Allison, B.Com. ’22, M.D. ’31, of Montreal, has 
been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of 
Canada. 

*Hornig, George R., M.D. ’38, is now on the staff of King’s 
County Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Hunter, Miss Jean I., B.A. 36, M.A. ’39, has been appointed 
Women’s Secretary of the Student Christian Movement at the 
University of Toronto. 

Hunter, Percy S., B.Arch. '24, of Saint John, N.B., has been 
appointed District Architect of the Dominion Department of 
Public Works for New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. 


Johnson, Colonel H. D., M.D. '85, Retired List, Canadian 
Militia, has been appointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of 
No. 21 Field Ambulance, Charlottetown, P.E.I. He has also 
been appointed to the board of the Canadian Legion war 
service organization. 

*Joliat, Eugene A., B.A. ’31, Doctor of the University of Paris, 
has been promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor of 
Romance Languages at the University of Iowa. Both he and 
Mrs. Joliat are on the staff of the McGill French Summer 
School. 


*Kennedy, Roderick Stuart, B.S,A. '12, has been appointed 
Editor-in-Chief of the Family Herald and Weekly Slar, Montreal. 


Lloyd, David C. P., B.Sc. '32, Ph.D. (Oxford), has joined the 
Department of Research in Neural Physiology of the Rocke- 
feller Institute, New York City, after three years in the Depart- 
ment of Medical Research, University of Toronto. 

Long, John W., B.C.L.'22, has been appointed a Senior Crown 
Prosecutor for the Island of Montreal. 


Lunn, Miss Alice, B.A. '32, M.A. '34, has been awarded the 
Ethelwyn M. Crossley Scholarship for 1939-40 in the McGill 


Library School. 


*MacDougall, Gordon W., K.C., B.A. ‘91, B.C.L. 94, has 
been appointed Vice-President of the Shawinigan Water & 
Power Company, Montreal. 

*MacEachern, Malcolm T., M.D. '10, who is Director of 
Hospital Activities of the American College of Surgeons and 
President of the International Hospital Association has been 
presented with the Award of Merit of the \merican Hospital 
Association given to the individual doing most to advance 
hospital welfare in Canada and the United States. 

*Macfarlane, Lawrence, K.C., B.A. '97, B.C.L. '00, has been 
unanimously elected Batonnier of the Montreal Bar Associa 
tion, succeeding the late A. W. P. Buchanan, K.C., Past 
Student. Mr. Macfarlane has also been elected Batonnier of 
the Bar of Quebec to serve the remainder of the late Mr. 
Buchanan's term. 


*Member of The Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


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*MacKay, Hugh, K.C., B.C.L.’00, has been elected a Director of 
Montreal Light, Heat & Power Consolidated, and of National 
Breweries, Limited. 

*Maclure, Kenneth C., B.Sc. '34, of the Rates Section, Mathe- 
matical Department, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, 
Montreal, has been awarded the Associateship degree (A.A.S.) 
of the Actuarial Society of America. 

Macmillan, Hon. Cyrus J., B.A. ’00, M.A. '03, Head of the 
Department of English at the University, has been nominated 
as Liberal candidate in the Federal riding of Queen’s, Prince 
Edward Island. 

*Macnaughton, Alan A., B.A. ’26, B.C.L. ’29, has been 
appointed a Junior Crown Prosecutor for the district of 
Montreal. 


MacPhee, John A., M.D. ’10, of Summerside, P.E.I., has been 
nominated as Conservative candidate in the riding of Prince 
County at the next Dominion general election. 


McHugh, Hollie Edward, B.Sc. °32, M.D.’36, who was awarded 
the Travers Allen Scholarship for 1939, sailed for England in 
August to spend three months in London doing post graduate 
work, 

McInnis, Miss Helen M., B.A. 
school in Winnipeg, Man. 


’36, is on the staff of a high 


*Maass, O., B.A.’11, Ph.D., Head of the Department of Chem- 
istry at McGill, has been appointed a member of the National 
Research Council of Canada for a three-year term expiring 
March 31, 1942. 

*Marler, Sir Herbert, B.C.L. '98, LL.D. ’00, has resigned as 
Canadian Minister to the United States on account of ill 
health. 

*Mathewson, Edward Payson, B.Sc. ’85, LL.D. ’32, was given 
high praise in an article which appeared in the August issue of 
Metal Progress. 

Mathieson, Miss Genevieve, B.L.S. '38, is serving on the staff 
of the Winnipeg Public Library. 

Milligan, W. A., M.D. '27, has been elected President of the 
Cornwall, Ont., Medical Association. 

Mohan, Richard T., B.Sc. ’08, has been elected President and 
Chief Executive Officer of General Foods, Limited, Toronto. 
He is also Managing Director of Douglas-Pectin, Limited, 
Cobourg, Ont., and a Director of Douglas-Pectin, Limited, 
and of Grape-Nuts Company, Limited, both of London, 
England. 


Morris, Herbert E., Ph.D. ’34, is now employed as a research 
chemist by the Monsantos Chemical Company, Dayton, Ohio. 


*Moskowitz, Philander A., D.D.S. ’38, has opened an office at 
772 West End Avenue, New York City. 

Mustard, H. R., M.D. 14, has been invested as a Serving 
Brother of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. 


*Nelles, J. Gordon, B.Com. '28, M.Com. '33, who recently 
studied Imperial relations for two and a half years at Oxford 
as a Province of Quebec Government Scholar and has published 
a number of articles on the subject is giving a course of lectures 
this fall and winter in the Extension Department at McGill 
on “Canadian National Feeling and the Empire: from Sir 
John A. Macdonald to W. L. Mackenzie King.” 

Nelligan, L. P., M.D. ’26, of Montreal, has been elected a 
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 


*Ogilvy, Robert F., B.Sc. '25, M.Eng. '32, who has been as- 
sociated with The General Engineering Company (Canada) 
Limited for the past four years, has opened an office for that 
firm in Kirkland Lake for the purpose of maintaining closer 
contact with the mines for which the company has been 
designing and constructing milling and surface plants in 
northern Ontario and Quebec. 

*Ower, John J., B.A. '05, M.D. ’09, has been appointed Acting 
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Acting Director of the 
Provincial Laboratory at the University of Alberta in Ed- 
monton, 


*Penfield, Dr. Wilder, Director of the Montreal Neurological 
Institute, has been elected President of the Royal College of 
Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Radmore, Rey. Arthur, B.A. '23, who has been incumbent of 
the Anglican parish of Terrebonne, Que., has been transferred 
to that of Wakefield, Que. 

Rollit, John B., B.A. ’31, M.A. ’32, Ph.D. 34, who has been 
attached to the staff of the comptroller’s office, Canadian 
Pacific Railway, Montreal, has accepted an appointment as 
Professor of Economics, Seton Hill College, Greensburg, Pa. 

*Ross, Henry U., B.Eng. '36, M.Sc. ’38, is Shift Foreman in the 
sintering plant at the Helen Mine of Algoma Ore Properties, 
Ltd., near Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 


*Scott, Ww. B., K.C., B.C.L.’12, of Montreal, has been re-elected 
President of the Alumni Association of the University of 
Bishop’s College. 

Sheffield, Miss B. J., B.L.S. ’39, has joined the staff of the 
Toronto Public Library. 

Simpson, J. Claude, M.D. ’24, of Summerside, P.E.I., has 
been created a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 
*Sise, Charles F., B.Sc. '97, President of The Bell Telephone 
Company of Canada, Montreal, has been appointed an Officer 
(Brother) of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, 

Stephens, George F., M.D. ’07, of Winnipeg, has been re- 
elected President of the Canadian Hospital Council. 


Taylor, Rev. Dr. Gordon R., M.A. ’33, has been inducted as 
Minister of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Fredericton, 
N.B. 

*Taylor- Bailey, W., B.Sc. '16, has been elected a Vice-President 
of Fairchild Aircraft, Limited, Montreal. 

*Towers, Graham F., B.A. 19, Governor of the Bank of 
Canada, has been appointed a member of the Foreign Exchange 
Control Board at Ottawa. 

*Townsend, Robert Gordon, M.D. ’29, is practising ortho- 
paedic surgery in Calgary, Alta. 


*Wall, William C., B.Sc. ’19, is now General Manager of the 
Joliette Steel Company, of Montreal and Joliette, Que.; 
President of Wall Chemicals Limited; a Director of Carbo Ice, 
Limited, and of Wall Colmonoy, Inc. 

Ward, R. Vance, M.D. ’24, of Montreal, has become a Fellow 
of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. 

*Waugsh, Oliver S., M.D. ’08, of Winnipeg, has been elected 
First Vice-President of the American College of Surgeons. 

White, The Hon. Gerald V., B.Sc. '01, of Pembroke, Ont., 
has been elected one of the Vice-Presidents of the recently- 
formed Canadian Legion war services unit, of which he is also 
the Honorary Treasurer. 

*Wilgress, L. Dana, B.A. ’14, of the Department of Trade and 
Commerce, has been appointed a member of the Foreign 
Exchange Control Board at Ottawa. 

*Wilkinson, F. A. H., M.D. ’33, Lecturer in Anaesthesia at 
McGill, has been appointed Anaesthetist-in-Charge at the 
Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. 

Willis, Rev. Selwyn T., B.A. '33, who, with his mother, sur- 
vived the Athenia disaster while returning to Canada after a 
year’s study in England, has been appointed Assistant at 
St. George’s Church, Montreal. 

Woollcombe, G. P., LL.D. '26, formerly Headmaster of Ash- 
bury College, near Ottawa, Ont., was among those saved when 
the passenger liner Athenia was torpedoed by a German 
submarine on September 3. 

Graduates elected to the Quebec Legislature at the General 
Election in October were *J. Arthur Mathewson, K.C., B.A. 
12, B.C.L. '15 (Liberal, Montreal, Notre Dame de Grace); 
*George Gordon Hyde, K.C., B.A. ’05, B.C.L. '08 (Liberal, 
Westmount-St. George); Jonathan Robinson, B.C.L. ’23 
(National Union, Brome). 


*Member of The Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


Dr. Grant Fleming, Dean of McGill’s Faculty of 
Medicine, spoke on ‘Public Health and the Uni- 
versity’s Relation to It’ at the annual autumn 
convocation of the University of Western Ontario, 
London. 


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Deaths 


Almond, Venerable Archdeacon John MacPherson, M.A., 
D.C.L., C.B.E., C.M.G., V.D., Past Student, in Montreal, 
on September 17, 1939. 

Anderson, Flying Officer Duncan R., B.C.L. ‘24, of Montreal, 
killed on active service with the Royal Canadian Air Force at 
Halifax, N.S., on November 20, 1939. 

Baby, Henri, B.C.L. '00, in Lachine, Que., on October 9, 1939. 


Buchanan, Arthur William Patrick, K.C., Past Student, 
in Montreal, on October 31, 1939. 


Calder, Mrs. Jemima Rodger, widow of George F. Calder, 
B.A.’85, and mother of John R. Calder, M.D. 18, of Brantford, 
Ont., in Lachute, Que., on October 4, 1939. 


Cappon, Prof. James, LL.D. ‘17, in Kingston, Ont., on Sep 
tember 19, 1939. 


Carman, Albert R., LL.D. ’37, in Montreal, on October 16, 
1939, 

Casselman, Hubert Haldane Lane, M.D. '20, in Montreal, 
on October 2, 1939. 

Cassels, Mrs. Robert, mother of W. L. Cassels, B.Sc. 713, in 
Ottawa, on September 13, 1939. 

Caverhill, George Rutherford, B.A. ’20, in Montreal, on 
October 22, 1939. 

Challies, Mrs. John B., mother of George S. Challies, B.A. ’3 
M.A. ’33, B.C.L. ’35, in Westmount, Que., on September 1 
1939. 

Cole, Mrs. Florence Thompson Trenholme, widow of 
Frederick Minden Cole, B.C.L. ’97, in Montreal, on September 
15, 1939. 

Cox, Charles Gordon, M.D. '09, accidentally killed near 
Saskatoon, Sask., on October 24, 1939. 

Davis, Mrs. S. J., mother of Sydney H. Davis, B.Sc. ’23, and 
Roberts S. Davis, B.Com. ’24, in Ottawa, Ont., on November 
11, 1939. 

Day, Mrs. Albert Jessup (Milda Emilie Leach, B.A. ’92), 
in Montreal, on November 18, 1939 

de Cou, Mrs. Ida, widow of Douglas de Cou, M.D. ’86, in 
Franklin, Tenn., in October, 1939. 

Derome, H. Rupert, M.D. ’12, in Montreal, on November 15, 
1939. 

Dixon, James Dodd, B.A. ‘00, M.D. '02, in Montreal, on 
September 27, 1939. 

Douglas, John S., D.P.H. 736, in Halifax, N.S., on October 26, 
1939. 

Du Boyce, Percy Clare, B.A. ‘97, in Richmond, Que., on 
September 8, 1939. 

Eyre, Holmes E., Past Student, in Harlem, Ont., on August 9, 
1939, 

Gill, James Lester Willis, B.Sc. 96, M.Sc. ’04, in Hamilton, 
Ont., on August 25, 1939. 

Graham, Col. Robert J. E., Past Student, of Belleville, Ont., 
accidentally drowned following an aeroplane accident, in Lake 
Weslemkoon, Ont., on November 12, 1939. 

Grisdale, Dr. Joseph Hiram, father of J. Hume Grisdale, 
B.S.A. ’23, of Iroquois, Ont., and Simpson V. Grisdale, B.Eng. 
'36, of Toronto, in Iroquois, Ont., on August 24, 1939, 

Guiou, Alonzo H., father of Norman M. Guiou, M.D. ’16, in 
Ottawa, on October 12, 1939. 

Herscovitch, Louis, father of Charles Herscovitch, B.Sc. ’26, 
Harold Hersh, D.D.S. ’25, and Julius Hersh, B.Sc. (Arts) ’29, 
M.D. ’33, in Montreal, on September 30, 1939. 

Hutcheson, Robert Bennett, B.C.L. ’93, in Montreal, on 
September 7, 1939. 

Macaulay, John Francis, M.D. ’98, in Grand Manan, N.B., 
on September 17, 1939. 

Macdougall, Robert, B.A. '90, Ph.D., in Montclair, N.Y., on 
October 31, 1939. 


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MacEwen, Mrs. Catherine, widow of Duncan MacEwen, 
M.D. ’96, in Maxville, Ont., on October 10, 1939, 

McAuley, David, father of Miss Mary McAuley, B.A, '34, in 
Smith’s Falls, Ont., on September 2, 1939. 

McCrudden, Richard H., father of H. E. McCrudden, Past 
Student, of Montreal, in Carrying Place, Ont., on October 3, 
1939. 

McKenzie, Bertram Stuart, B.A. '00, B.Sc. ’01, in Ottawa, 
on October 6, 1939. 

McLennan, Hon. John Stewart, B.A. 774, LEDy “23rae 
Sydney, N.S., in Ottawa, on September 15, 1939. 

Morin, Mrs. Rebecca, wife of J. L. Morin, B.A. '82, M.A. '86, 
in Montreal, on October 23, 1939. 

Morse, William Reginald, M.D. ’02, in Boston, Mass., on 
November 11, 1939. 

Munroe, Finlay, M.C., M.D. 13, in Paris, Ont., on October 27, 
1939. 

Naismith, Dr. James A., B.A.’87, in Lawrence, Kansas, on 
November 28, 1939. 

Parker, John, B.A. '90, in Quebec City, in September, 1939. 

Peake, Edgar Palmer, M.D. '00, in Oshkosh, Wis., on July 22, 
1939. 

Purcell, John Meritt, B.C.L. 21, in Montreal, on September 7, 
1939. 

Rehfuss, Hon. Wallace N., M.D. ’03, F.A.C.S., in Bridge- 
water, N.S., on November 5, 1939. 

Sicard, Lionel John, M.D. ‘19, of Buckingham, Que., in 
Ottawa, on September 21, 1939. 

Starkey, Mrs., widow of T. A. Starkey, M.D. 11, in Montreal, 
on August 14, 1939. 

Vallieres de St. Real, Henry Byrd, Past Student, in Ottawa, 
on August 3, 1939. 

Walker, George H. P., B.Sc. ’11, near Harrow, Ont., on 
August 15, 1939. 

Weir, Mrs. Adelaide Stewart, widow of Hon. W. A. Weir, 
B.C.L. ’81, in Toronto, on October 11, 1939. 

Wroughton, Colonel Theodore Ambrose, D.V.S. '90, in 
Vancouver, B.C., on August 6, 1939. 

Young, Henry Esson, M.D. 88, LL.D. ’11, in Victoria, BGs 
on October 24, 1939. 


Marriages 


Adams—In Montreal, on August 26, Miss Elsie Edge to Arnold 
W. Adams, D.D.S. ’29, of Montreal. 

Aird—In Hudson Heights, Que., on August 26, Miss Jean Alice 
Aird, Homemakers ’34, to Donald Robert Steel, of Montreal. 

Alexander—In Montreal, on September 20, Miss Gladys Lillian 
Schofield, of Regina, Sask., to J. D. F. Alexander, M.D. "34, of 
Arvida, Que. 

Archibald—In Edmonton, Alberta, on September 3, Miss 
Carolyn Foute, of Lenoir City, Tenn., to William S. Archibald, 
M.D. ’32, of Edmonton. 

Arkell-Macdonald—In Vancouver, B.C., on September 16, 
Miss Elena Macdonald, Past Student, to Roy R. Arkell, 
B.Com, ’33. 

Astle—In Montreal West, on September 16, Miss Orma 
Chambers Astle, B.A. ’28, to George Douglas Moon, both of 
Montreal. 

Barclay—In Montreal, on October 7, Miss Beatrice Elizabeth 
Barclay, B.Sc. '38, to Kenneth Eamen Alexander. 

Berwick—In Montreal, on November 18, Miss Margaret McKay, 
to Kenneth Cameron Berwick, D.D.S. ’27, son of the late 
D. J. Berwick, D.D.S.’11, and of Mrs. Berwick, all of Montreal 

Bissonnet—In Montreal, on October 7, Miss Mary E. Bissonnet, 
B.A. '31, to John C, Puddington, of Montreal. 

Black—In Kirkland Lake, Ont., in August, Miss Mae McChesney, 
to John George Black, B.A. ’33. 

Bourne—On September 12, Miss Margaret Canning Boa, to 
Charles Clayton Bourne, B.Sc. ’33, D.D.S. ’37, of Bourla- 
maque, Que. 

Box—In Montreal, on August 5, Miss Doris Stewart Bennett, 
to William E. Box, B.A. ’33, of Welland, Ont. 

Brice—In Montreal, on September 23, Miss Elizabeth Brice, 
Past Student, to Kenneth Nonneman. 


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Brown—In Montreal West, on October 5, Miss Norma Elizabeth 
Woolley, to Allan T. Brown, B.A. ’32, M.D.C.M. ’37, 

Buchanan—In Montreal, on September 2, Miss Shirley Claire 
Graham, of Winnipeg, to Arnold Amherst Buchanan, B.Eng. 
*39, of Montreal. 

Cameron—In Montreal, on September 15, Miss Margaret 
Elizabeth Burnside Cameron, B.A. ’24, M.D. a. tow Lr, 
Norman Howard Gosse, of Halifax, N.S. 

Christmas-Archibald- -In Montreal, on October 3, Miss 
Griselda Gordon Archibald, B.A. ’39, daughter of Edward 
Archibald, B.A. 92, M.D. '96, and of Mrs. Archibald, to 
Kenneth Evans Christmas, Past Student, all of Montreal. 

Clarke—In Montreal West, on September 30, Miss Jean Dickin- 
son Sowerby, to Walter Henry Clarke, B.Eng. ’36, both of 
Montreal. 

Cohen—In Montreal, on September 27, 
B.A. ’36, to E. Bernard Rubin. 


Coleman—In London, England, on August 31, Miss Mary 
Seton Coleman, B.A. ’35, of Montreal, to Captain Stephen 
Walcott MacGregor, MacGregor-Greer, R.A. 

Collins—In Montreal, on September 2, Miss Irene Mulcair, to 
Frederick Thomas Collins, B.C.L. ’24, both of Montreal. 

Cooper-Thornhill—In Montreal, on October 6, Miss Sylvia 
Margaret Thornhill, B.A. ’38, to Douglas Harold Cooper, 
B.Sc. 736. 

Coughlin—In Ottawa, on September 23, Miss Martha Hazel 
Dent, to Clifton Rexford Coughlin, M.Com. ’39, of Montreal. 

Crutchfield—In Montreal, on September 16, Miss Evelyn 
Alberta Morehouse, daughter of the late O. E. Morehouse, 
M.D. ’89, and of Mrs. Morehouse, of Upper Keswick, N.B., 
to Gordon H. Crutchfield, D.D.S. ’38, of Montreal, son of 
C. N. Crutchfield, B.A. ’08, and of Mrs. Crutchfield, of Shawi- 
nigan Falls, Que. 

Dahms-Patterson—In Montreal, on October 21, Miss Christine 
May Patterson, B.H.S. '39, to Clarence Edgar Dahms, B.Sc. 
(Agr.) 39, of Huntingdon, Que. 

Delcellier—In Toronto, on August 26, Miss Irene McDermott, 
to Henri Delcellier, B.Sc. ’24, of Ottawa. 

Drury—In Toronto, on September 12, Miss Jane Counsell, to 
Charles Mills Drury, B.C.L. ’36, of Montreal. 

DuBois—In Shawbridge, Que., on August 22, Miss Anne Marie 
DuBois, B.A. '32, to Arthur Evan Cross Slater, of Noranda, 
Que. 

Dunlop—In Ottawa, on October 14, Miss Orian Naida Car- 
ruthers, to James Russell Dunlop, B.Eng. ’35. 

Dunn-Lawson—Recently, Miss Kathleen Lawson, B.A. '39, to 
Robert W. A. Dunn, Past Student, of Montreal. 

Eardley—In Montreal, on September 2, Miss Georgia Gough, of 
Jefferson, South Dakota, to Kenneth J. R. Eardley, M.D. ’34, 
of Nassau, Bahamas. 


Miss Elsa L, Cohen, 


Earle—In Montreal, on November 1, Miss Marie Frances Earle, 
B.A. ’39, to Gaylen Rupert Duncan, of Maracaibo, Venezuela. 

Edmison—In Westmount, Que., on October 6, Miss Ruth W. 
Edmison, B.A. ’37, to John F. Lewis. 

Farquharson—In Montreal, on September 16, Miss Jean 
Gillespie Stephen, to Stanley Coutts Farquharson, B.Eng. ’38, 
of Timmins, Ont. 

Franklin—In Montreal, on August 9, Miss Vera E. Raphael, of 
Toronto, to Gerald Franklin, D.D.S. '22, of Montreal. 

Fry—In Beaconsfield, Que., on August 26, Miss Evelyn Camp- 
bell Clouston, to Edmund Botterell Fry, B.Sc. ’25, both of 
Montreal. 

Gagnon—lIn Helena, Montana, in August, Miss Yvette Robi- 
chon, to Joseph H, Real Gagnon, B.Eng. ’36, both of Montreal. 


Gale—lIn Brantford, Ont., on September 20, Miss Alice Mary 
Watt, to Charles Gordon Gale, B.Com. ’39, of Montreal, son 
of G. G. Gale, B.Sc. ’03, B.Sc. ’04, M.Sc. ’05, and of Mrs. 
Gale (Marion Masson, B.A. ’08) of Ottawa. 


Gilday—In Montreal, on October 13, Miss Rose Robertson, to 
Angus McLean Gilday, B.Eng. ’37, son of A. Lorne C. Gilday, 
B.A. '98, M.D. ’00, and of Mrs. Gilday, all of Montreal. 


Girvan—In River Hebert, N.S., on September 16, Miss Nora 
Pauline Pugsley, to George Ralph Girvan, M.D. 36, of Salis- 
bury, N.B., son of R. G. Girvan, M.D. '07, and of Mrs. Girvan, 
of Moncton, N.B. 

Hampton—In Stewiacke, N.S., on September 25, 
Stewart Dickie, to William Forsey Hampton, M.Sc, 
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Hanson—lIn Fredericton, N.B., on September 15, Miss Mary 
Hope ne B.H.S. ’36, to George Christie Thompson, 
B.Com., LL.B., of Halifax, N.S. 

Heath- Ac sae ille, Que., in September, Miss Rosetta Jean 
Heath, B.A. 37, to Donald Earl Miller, of Knowlton, Que. 

Hendery- —In bares): on September 27, Miss Helen Hendery, 
B.A. 33, to Arthur Gordon Cooper, B.C.L. (Oxon.) of Halifax, 
N.S. 

Horsnell—In Westmount, Que., on September 23, Miss Enid 
G. Horsnell, Past Student, to Alan R. Christmas. 

Hyams—lIn Montreal, in October, Miss Hannah Barbara Levine, 
to Isadore Bloom Hyams, D.D.S. ’36, both of Montreal. 

Johnson—In Westmount, Que., on September 9, Miss Dorothy 
Alberta Donley, of Brockville, Ont., to James Richard Johnson, 
B.Eng. ’34, of Montreal. 

Lafleur-Byers—In Montreal, on August 19, Miss Margaret 
Elizabeth Byers, B.A. ’35, daughter of W. Gordon M. Byers, 
M.D. 794, D. et 09, and of Mrs. Byers, fo John Theodore 
Lafleur, B. A. ’37, son of the late Henri A. Lafleur, B.A. ’82, 
M.D. 97, and of Mrs. Lafleur, all of Mane 

Laird—In Toronto, on September 1, Miss Lillian May Morris, 
of Melbourne, Australia, to Robert Peabody Laird, B.Sc. 735 
of Montreal. 

Lochhead—On October 21, Miss Muriel Elizabeth Smith, of 
Sudbury, Ont., to Donald R. Lochhead, B.Eng. ’36. 

Loomis—tIn Toronto, on May 17, Miss Margaret Loomis, B.A. 
’35, to William Douglas Allport. 

ceidhesta Montreal, on November 3, Miss Katharine Eliza- 
beth Lysons, Past Student, to Thomas Maxwell Fyshe, Jr. 


Macfarlane—In Montreal, on September 19, Miss Charlotte 
J. Macfarlane, Past Student, to Edward M. Detchon. 

MacMillan-McDonald—In Valleyfield, Que., on August 26, 
Miss Jean LeMaistre McDonald, B.A. ’33, daughter of John 
A. McDonald, B.A. 02, M.D. 05, and of Mrs. McDonald, to 
Rey. Kenneth ( yeorge MacMillan, Past Student, of Montreal. 


MacNeil—In Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., on September 2, Miss 
Ruth McKay, to Rev. John C. MacNeil, B.A. ’33, of Marsh- 
field, P.E.I. 

McIntyre—In Montreal, on October 21, Miss Catherine Wick- 
ham, to J. Murray Mclntyre, B.Sc. '32, M.D. ’37, of Perron, 
Que. 

McLernon—In Toronto, on September 9, Miss Mary Barbara 
Fraser, of Toronto, to Robert Ross McL ernon, B.Com. ’35. 
McMath—In Sackville, N.B., on September 11, Miss Margaret 
Pauline Siddall, to Andrew Allan Brown McMath, B.Eng. ’34, 

of Sherbrooke, Que. 

Marcovitch—In Brooklyn, N.Y., on September 6, Miss Lillian 
Ganzer to Joseph Marcovitch, M.D. ’23. 

Markey—In Montreal, on September 16, Miss se Mz mens 
Macfarlane, to Donald C hipman Markey, B.A. AB GE: 
both of Montreal. 

Matheson—In Montreal, on October 14, Miss Isabelle Marg: ae 
(Betty) Toke es to Donald Mackintosh Matheson, B.Sc. 
of Shawinigan Falls, Que., son of Howard W. Mz see 
B.A, ’11, M.Sc. 11, and of Mrs, Matheson, of Montreal West. 

Maughan-Taylor—In Montreal, on October 4, Miss Muriel 
Myrle (Bunty) Taylor, to George Burwell Maughan, M.D. 
34, M.Sc. 38, both of Montreal. 

Mercer—In Montreal, on October 7, Miss Frances P. Mercer, 
Past Student, to F. G. Carey Foster. 

Mills—In Montreal, on September 22, Miss Eileen Mabel Bodel, 
to James Muir Mills, B.A. 37, both of Montreal. 


Mitchell-Morrison—In the Town of Mount Royal, Que., on 
September 30, Miss Janet Ste wart Morrison, B.A. 732, to 
Robert Walter Mitc hell, B.Eng. ’33. 


Mussell—In Montreal, on October 28, Miss Jocelyn Mussell, 
B.A. ’36, to Stanley B. Haines, of Montreal. 

Nesbitt—In Montreal, on October 26, Miss Ruth Sherrill 
McMaster, to A, Deane Nesbitt, B.Eng. '33 

Nicholson—In Valois, Que., on June 30, Miss Gwendolyn M. 
Nicholson, B.A. '34, to William S. F. Macrae. 


Nixon-Dettmers—In Montreal, on October 14, Miss Marguerite 
Bancroft Dettmers, Past Student, to Robert James Nixon, 
B.Eng. 736. 


Odell—In Montreal, on September 23, Miss Emma Clarissa 
Odell, B.H.S. ’27, to Frederick Gregory Brown, of Apponang, 
Ro: 


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Phelan—In Montreal, on geile tere 23, Miss Alice C. Phelan, 
Past Student, to Lewis S. Rolland. 

Porteous—In Montreal, on September 23, Miss Nancy Theodora 
Suzette Bogert, to John Foster Porteous, B.A. "32; BIGiEy 35 
both of Montreal. 

Porter—In Montreal, on October 21, Miss Kathleen L. Porter, 
B.Sc. '34, to Ernest Frederick Clarke, Jr., both of Montreal. 

Power—In Farnham, Que., on September 25, Miss Diamande 
Arpin, to John J. Power, B.Sc. ’31, of Montreal. 

Quigley—In Chambly Canton, Que., on September 2, Miss 
Peggy Calder Henderson, of Montreal, to Robert Webster 
Quigley, B.Eng. °33, of Kirkland Lake, Ont. 

Rankin—In Ottawa, on October 14, Miss Alberta Roberts, to 
James L. Rankin, B.Eng. ’33, of Montreal. 

Richan—In Montreal, on October 16, Miss Jean Isabella 
Paxton, to Frederick Keith Richan, B.Sc. ’36, 

Ross—In Montreal, on August 4, Miss Winifred Rosemary 
Luscombe, of Strathmore, Que., to John A. Ross, B.Com, '27, 
C.A. 29, of Montreal. 

Rowan-Legge—In Toronto, on September 23, Miss Margaret 
Bell Wilson, to Charles Kingsley Rowan-Legge, M.D. 732, of 
Ottawa. 

Salomon—In Montreal, on September 3, Miss Anna Salomon, 
B.A. ’32, to John Harvey Rubin. 

Sheldon—In Calgary, Alta., on September 2, Miss Ruth Eleanor 
Sheldon, daughter of Ernest Wilson Sheldon, B.A. ’04, and 
of Mrs. Sheldon, to William John Sellhorn. 

Shuster—In Montreal, on Oc sire 15, Miss Isobel Blumenthal, 
to Samuel Shuster, B. Sc. (Arts) ’ M. D. ’36, both of Montreal. 

Silverman—In New York, on Nice 1, Miss Gertrude Silver- 
man, B.Sc. (Arts) ’25, M.D. ’29, to Dr. Jack Turkel, both of 
New York. 

Slattery—In Montreal, on November 15, Miss Mary Patricia 
O’Brien, to Timothy Patrick Slattery, B.A. ’31, B.C.L. ’34, 
both of Montreal. 

Smith-Scott—In Montreal, on September 28, Miss Marjorie 
Helen Scott, Past Student, to Gerald Meredith Smith, B.Sc. 02. 

Stewart—In Utica, N.Y., on August 19, Miss Mary MacDonald, 
of Utica, to James (¢ sibb Stewart, B.C.L. ’34, of Montreal. 

Stikeman-Guy—lIn Winnipeg, Man., on September 16, Miss 
Virginia Eloise Guy, B.A., Past Student, to Harry Howard 
Stikeman, B.A. ’35, B.C.L. ’38, of Ottawa. 

Stone—In Montreal, on August 31, Miss Thora Dick, to 
Archibald Campbell Stone, M.D. '38 

Symington—In Montreal, on October 14, Miss Elizabeth 
Symington, Arts 40, to Robert W. Coristine. 

Thomson—In Montreal, on November 13, Miss Mary Cecily 
Lyman, to Kenneth Brock Thomson, Past Student, both of 
Montreal. 


Walford—In Chambly Canton, Que., on September 16, Miss 
Alice Gwendoline Brown, to Wallace Francis Walford, D.D.S. 
38, of Montreal. 


Weiner—In Montreal, on September 3, Miss Rose Wisenthal, to 
Hyman Weiner, B.A. ’29, M.D. ’34 


Williams—In Sutherland’s River, N.S., on August 31, Miss 
Katherine Relief Williams, B.A. 34, M.A. 36, daughter of the 
late Henry S. Williams, B.A. ’01, B.C.L. 04, and of Mrs. 
Williams, to Alexander Caswell Mackay, of Goldenville, N.S. 

Wright—In Lachute, Que., on August 19, Miss Joanna Wright, 
B.A. '39, to Mark Farrell. 

Young—In Ottawa, on September 29, Miss Frances Muriel 
Boomer, to Donald Alexander Young, M.D. ’35. 


F. H. Blair, Formerly of McGill, 
Dies as ““Athenia”’ Torpedoed 


Frederick H. Blair, Organist and Choirmaster of the 
Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Montreal, and 
one-time member of the staff of McGill's Faculty of 
Music, was among those lost in the sinking of the 
passenger liner Athenia on September 3. The 


Athenia was torpedoed without warning by 4 
German submarine. 


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Births 


7 ay a Toronto, on angst 18, to Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey 
. Andrew (Margaret M. Grant, B.A. ’33), a daughter. 


Blachford —In Montreal, on August 12, to Mr. and Mrs. H. E. 
Blachford (Marjorie Mitchell, B.A. '30), a eer ge 


Church—In Perth, Ont., on September 26, to C. B. Church, 
M.D. ’33, and Mrs. Church (Sallie Hay, B.A. ’33), a a 2ughter. 


Dale-Harris- ‘In Ottawa, on October 3, to Lt.-Col. H. R. Dale- 
Harris, Past Student, and Mrs. Dale-Harris, a daughter, 


Desbarats—In Montreal, on September 16, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Hullett Desbarats, Jr. (Margaret O. Rettie, B.A. °30), a 
daughter. 


Dobbie—In Montreal, on August 14, to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon 
B. Dobbie (Margaret Lancey, B.A. ’32), of Lachute, Que., 
son. 


Donohue—In Montreal, on October 1, to A. T. Donohue, 
D.D.S. ’32, and Mrs. Donohue, a daughter. 

Eakin—In Montreal, on September 8, to W. R. Eakin, B.A. '31, 
B.C.L. 734, and Mrs. Eakin, a daughter. 


Francis—In Montreal, on August 8, to John B. Francis, B.Sc. ’30 
and Mrs. Francis, a son. 


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Freedman—lIn Montreal, on October 4, to H. J. Freedman, 
B.Sc. ’27, D.D.S. ’31, and Mrs. Freedman, a daughter. 


Grout—In Montreal, on October 23, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
L. Grout (Jean C. O. Cameron, B.A. ’36), a son. 


Gurd—In Baltimore, Md., on October 6, to Fraser N. Gurd, 
B.A. 34, M.D, ’39, and Mrs. Gurd, a daughter. 


Henderson—In Montreal, on September 22, to John V. Hen- 
derson, B.Sc. (Arts) '31, and Mrs. Henderson, a son. 

Hill—In Montreal, on September 24, to Stanley C. Hill, B.Sc. ’21, 
and Mrs. Hill, a son. 

Jaquays—In Montreal, on September 16, to H. Morton Jaquays, 
Jr., B.Sc. 730, and Mrs. Jaquays (C onstance Grier, Past 
Student) ), a son. 

Jones—In Vancouver, B.C., on June 20, to Norman H. Jones, 
M.D., C.M. ’33, and Mrs. Jones, of Port Alberni, B.C., a 
daughter. 

Kimpton—In Montreal, on October 1, to Geoffrey H. Kimpton, 
B.Eng. ’35, and Mrs. ‘Kimpton, a dé aughter. 

Lacoursiere—In Sudbury, Ont., on October 19, to Arthur 
Lacoursiere, B.Arch.’36, and Mrs. Lacoursiere, a daughter. 
Lane—In Montreal, on September 27, to John B. Lane, B.Com. 

23, and Mrs. Lane, a daughter. 

Lewis—In Montreal, on September 3, to Mr. and Mrs. Archie 
S. Lewis (Virginia Snowdon, B.A. ’33), a daughter. 

MacMahon—In Cambridge, Mass., on August 23, to Dr. and 
Mrs. H. E. MacMahon (Marian Ross, B.A. ’28), a son. 

McCusker—In Montreal, on October 15, to W. D. McCusker, 
M.D. ’38, and Mrs. McCusker, a daughter. 

McMaster—In Montreal, on August 25, to D. Ross McMaster, 
B.A. ’30, B.C.L. '33, and Mrs. McMaster, a son. 

McRobie—In Montreal, on October 9, to D. R. McRobie, 
B.Com, ’34, and Mrs. McRobie (J. Audrey Doble, B.A. ’34), 
a son. 

Pratt—In Montreal, on October 4, to R. J. Pratt, B.Arch. '33, 
and Mrs. Pratt, a son. 

Reid—In Montreal, on September 28, to R. G. Reid, M.D. '28 
and Mrs. Reid (Ruth A. Williamson, B.A. ’27), a son. 

Roy—In Montreal, on October 8, to Theodore Roy, M.D. ’31, 
and Mrs. Roy, a daughter. 

Seymour—lIn Adelaide, Australia, on September 3, to Stanley 
L. Seymour, B.Sc. (Arts) ’31, M.D. '35, and Mrs. Seymour 
(Elizabeth Elliott, B.A. '35), a daughter. 

Sidaway—TIn Halifax, N.S., on September 9, to Ernest Pallant 
Sidaway, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’35, and Mrs. Sidaway (Ancilla Edith 
Taylor, B.H.S. '35), a daughter. 

Southwood—In Sherbrooke, Que., on April 9, to H. Thomas 
Southwood, D.D.S. ’35, and Mrs. Southwood, a daughter. 
Tedford—In Montreal, on September 18, to Edmund Tedford, 

B.Eng. ’33, and Mrs. Tedford, a daughter. 

Wedgwood—In Luanshya, Northern Rhodesia, on September 
18, to Harold J. Wedgwood, B.Eng. '36, and Mrs. Wedgwood, 
a daughter. 


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Where Are They Now ? 


\pplied Science '89 
Naismith, Peter L. 


Applied Science 05 
Griffin, M. E. 
Robins, Sampson 
Scammell, John K. 


Applied Science '96 
McDougal , William 


Applied Science ’97 
MacDonald, James E. 
Macdonald, Peter W. 
Newcombe, A. B. 
Treadwell, Lee 


Applied Science ’98 
Ainley, Charles N. 
Beatty, David H. 
Dean, Bertram Dodd 
Hillary, George M 
Scott, James H. 
Thomas, Leonard E. 


Applied Science '99 


Austin, Claude Vernon C. 


Fraser, James William 
Yorston, Louis 


Applied Science 01 
Archer, Augustus R. 
Donaldson, Hugh W. 
Patterson, Frank A. 
Wenger, Edward I. 


Applied Science ’02 
Franklin, E. L. 
Fry, David M. 
MacKay Eric J. 
Scott, Harry E. 
Smith, James M. 


Applied Science '03 
James, Bertram 
Kendall, George R. 
Rowley, Lorne E. 


Applied Science ‘04 
Deyell, Harold J. 
Lawrence, William D. 
McClosky, Frederick 
Parlee, Norman W. 


Applied Science ‘05 
Bedwell, Charles F. 
MacMillen, H. H. 


Applied Science '06 
Burnett, Archibald 
Durkee, P. W. 

Ferris, Charles E. 
Gibbs, Harold E. 


Livingstone, Douglas C, 


McIntosh, Robert F. 
Purdy, James D. 
Winter, Elliott E. 


Applied Science '07 
Brown, Wm. Godfrey 


Gray, James S. 


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the Graduates’ Society, E:ecutive Office, 5 


FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE (ENGINEERING) 


Mathieson, Donald M. 
McCuaig, S. J. 
Sharp, Alester 
Williams, Fred H 


Applied Science 08 
Blanchet, Guy Housh 
Davis, F. M. 
Dowell, Henry L. 
Eaton, Eugene C. 
Melhuish, Paul 
Morrin, A. D. 
Norton, Thomas J. 
Richards, E. L. 
Ross, Donald 
Scott, George E. 


Applied Science 09 
Allen, Leslie W. 
Dion, A. H. 
Montague, ThomasM. 


Applied Science’ 10 
Adrian, Robert W. 
Buttenshaw, A. 5. 
Cloran, J. P. D. 
Elkins, R. H. B. 
Lomer, Gerald B. 
Macdonald, James 1. 
Macrae, John M. 
Trench, Alfred 5. 


Applied Science’ 11 
Clark, Raymond 
Falcke, Joseph 
Hooper, J. H. 
Kingsley, E. R. 
O'Leary, Frederick]. 
Ovalle, Nestor Keith 
Ryan, Frederick K G. 
Stevenson, E. P. 
Stuart, Alexander 


Applied Science’ 12 
Brown, M. J. 
Forman, Edmund I. 
MacLeod, D. K. 
Reinhardt, E. A. 
Roy, J. | 


Sanderson, CharlesW. 


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Carsons, John A. 
Chav, Elmer H. 
Dempster, R. Chales 
Dunn, James L. 
Eliasoph, Joseph EF. 
Hamilton, Geoffrey H. 
Hample, Carl S. 
Holland, Francis G 
McDonald, Percy ©. 
McDougall, Rod. .. 
Pilcher, Edward E 
Starke, Henry M. 
Wright, W. G. 


Applied Science’ 14 
Carus, Wilson Eric 
Jaques, George E. 
Lockhart, Wm. Stinley 
McDougall, James 
McFarlane, Blair \. 
Mullin, James W. 


Applied Science “£5 
Alberga, George F. 
Black, Alex H 
Cooper, Albert B. 
Fritz, Wm. Clifford 
Johnson, Byron P. 
Lamontagne, J. M. 


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Bazerman, Abraham W. 


Binks, N. T. 
Chalifoux, Lionel 
Harris, H. W. 
Marcoux, George 
Nehin, Frank O’Brien 
Swenson, P. S. 
Wilkins, Arthur G. 


Applied Science ’17 
Fraser, W. Lawrence 
Trudeau, Alphonse 
Turnbull, Lawrence 


Apphed Science ’18 
Jordan, Leo J. 
Fox, Thomas J. J. 


Applied Science '19 
\mir, Leon 
Brennan, Herbert J. 
Brennan, James H. 
Levin, Jacob 
Sullivan, Jeremiah J. 


Applied Science *20 
Gerez, Jose Manuel 
Mackenzie, B. H. T. 
MeNicoll, Charles 
Shrimpton, D. J. 


Applied Science ’21 
Fox, Hugh D. 
Garden, Thomas H. 
Goodwin, Cassels D. 
Harrison, Donald R. 
Macdonald, Daniel 
Purcell, John M. 
Tansley, George W. 

Applied Science '22 
Bates, Ralph O. 
Bissell, H. R. 
Brown, George B. 
Grant, Ralph 
Gurman, Israel T. I. 
Holmes, Everett E. 
McLennan, Logan S. 
Simons, John J. 
Wilson, James M. 
Woolward, C. D. 


Applied Science ’23 
Archibald, Francis M. 
Bloomfield, Jacob 
Curtis, Pierson V. 
Handy, Lee 
Irving, George E. 


Lawrence, Frederick S. 
Munro, Wm. Cauldwell 


Murphy, Edward J. 
Stockwell, Aylmer W. 
Taylor, Clarence W. 
Tucker, Bryant B. 


Vrooman, Harold W. 


listed below will be welcomed bY 


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Andrews, Donald C, 
Bishop, John Gordon 
Schleifstein, M. L. 
Sherrard, Edwin A. 
Streadwick, Ralph 
Taylor, John A. 


Applied Science 25 
Dingman, Robert E. 
Garden, Thomas H. 
Shatford, Reginald A. 
Stevens, Walter O. 
Velasco, E. M. 


Applied Science '26 
Finney, W. H. 
Hodina, Frank A. 
Lewis, R. R. 

Parsons, Frederick L. 
Patterson, Keith W. 

Applied Science '27 
Coleman, Charles L. 
Hare, Patrick John 
Kilmer, George E. 
Petzold, Henry 
Savage, M. H. 


Applied Science 28 
Lyons, Walter 
Miller, Arthur P. 
Mitchell, John 

Applied Science '29 
Chisholm, K. G. 
Wilson, F. E. 


Applied Science '30 
Benard, Frederick 
Morton, Richard 
Haines, Julius 


Applied Science ‘31 
Bension, Jacob L. 
Griffiths, Wm. E. 


Engineering '33 
Panter, Shraga Fiavel 


Engineering ‘3+ 
McCann, Edward H. 
McCabe, Jack R. 
Neeland, William 


VY 


Engineering ‘35 
Chubb, Francis L. 


Engineering '36 
Ewart, Lindsay A. 
Rivenovich, David J. 
Scott, William J. 
Silverstone, Ralph 


Engineering ‘37 
Feeny, Harold H. F. 


Engineering '38 
Shaw, John N. 


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Volume 21 
ANADIAN FLAG QUESTION AGAIN!” = Number 3 


MAR 16 1946 


“Silk Stockings in the Morning? Imagine!” 


SILK sTtocKincs a luxury? Not today, but they 
were 25 years ago. So was an automobile, and a 
telephone. An incandescent lamp—not half so 
good as the one you now get for 20 cents—then 
cost four to five times as much. And you couldn’t 
buy a radio or an electric refrigerator for love 
or money. 


These are only a few of the things we accept 
today as commonplace. We expect wide, smooth, 
well-lighted streets. We want automatic heat in 
our homes; we clean our rugs with vacuum cleaners. 
We accept without comment an X-ray examination 
as part of a medical check-up. Luxuries? Not at all; 
they’re part of the Canadian standard of living. 


How did they become common in so short a 
time? Not by some sudden change in our wealth 
and habits. It was through years of steady work 
by industry —scientists, engineers, and skilled 
workmen developing new products, improving 
them, learning to make them less expensive so 
that millions of people could enjoy them. And so, 
imperceptibly, luxuries have changed to necessities. 


More than any other one thing, the increasing 
use of electricity in industry has helped in this 
progress. For 48 years, Canadian General Electric 
men and women have pioneered in making elec- 
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ONTENTS 


EDITORIAL 


WAR AND IMPERIAL RELATIONS 
J. Gordon Nelles 


MONTREAL GRADUATES \WELCOME PRINCIPAL JAMES 


THE CANADIAN FLAG QUESTION AGAIN! 


The Flag of the Canadian Active Service Force 
A. Fortescue Duguid 


Canadian Flag Problems 
Percy E. Nobbs 


C.A.S.F. Flag Needs “Certain Simplifications” 
D. Stuart Forbes 


GRADUATES’ SOCIETY NOMINATIONS 
THE GROUNDS AND CAMPUS OF MCGILL 
RG Fetherstonhaugh 


BOTANIST’S HOLIDAY 
R. Darnley Gibbs 


FOUR INTERCOLLEGIATE TITLES \VON BY MCGILL 
H., Glyn Owen 


ON HIs MAJESTY’S SERVICE—II 
Edited by R. C. Fetherstonhaugh 


IN THE REALM OF LITERATURE 
Edited by T. F. M. Newton 


Our CONTRIBUTORS 

DR. F. C. JAMES INSTALLED AS PRINCIPAL OF MCGILL 
THE FUNCTIONS OF A UNIVERSITY 

NEWS AND NOTES ABOUT THE BRANCHES 


THE LATE GEORGINA HUNTER 
Catherine |. Mackenzie 


PERSONALS 

DEATHS 

MARRIAGES 

BIRTHS 

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? 


NOTICE TO CONTRIBUTORS 


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R. C. FETHERSTONHAUGH 
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MISS ESTHER R. ENGLAND 
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MISS ADELE LANGUEDOC 
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D. M. LEGATE 
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A. A. M. WALSH 
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E, A. CUSHING, B.Sc, 


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tes’ Society 


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Representatives on the Executive Committee 
Miss J. GRACE GARDNER, B.A. 18, Alumnae Society 
ish G ROBINSON, B.A. ’05, Monér Branch Society 
F. I. KER, B.Sc. 09, Central Ontario Branch 
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Representatives of Graduates’ Society 


On Board of Governors of the University 


H. B. McLEAN, B.A. ’08, B.C.L. 21 
J. T. HACKETT, B.C.L, ’09 
Cc. G. MACKINNON, 
B.A. ‘00, B.C.L. °03 


D. L. GALES, B.A. 732 


Board of Trustees, McGill Universit 


From the Graduates’ Society 
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C. F. SISE, B.Sc. '97, Treasurer 
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GREGOR BARCLAY, B.A. 06, B.C.L. ’09 
Cc. D. HARRINGTON, B.Sc. '07 
D. S. LEWIS, B.Sc. 706, M.D. 712 


On Athletics Board 
G. F. JONES, B.Com. ’22 


On Advisory Board, Students? Council 
J. S. CAMERON, B.Sc. ’08 


B.C.L. 735 A. E. SARGENT, B.Sc. 713 


J. H. MURPHY (Past Stu.), Arts ’27 


y Graduates’ Endowment Fund 


From the Board of Governors of the University 
W. M. BIRKS (Past Stu.) Arts ’86 
G. S. CURRIE, B.A. 711 
G. C. McDONALD, B.A. ’04 
J. W. ROSS, LL.D. (Hon) 722 
A. B. WOOD, B.A. ’92 


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Miss Ereanor Miner, Cor. Sec’y 
Miss Marcaret Donps, Treasurer 


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Alumnae Society, Montreal 


. G. Roprinson, President 

Lr-Cot. P. P. Hutcnison, Vice-President 
Dr. F. H. Mackay, Hon. Treasurer 
Dr. C. J. TripMARSH, Hon. Sec’y 


ranches of the Society 


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Stanstead College, Stanstead 


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70 Wellington St. N., Sherbrooke 


H. E. Grunpy, Treasurer 


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328 Waverley St., Ottawa 


C. R. Westuanp, See.-Treasurer 
406 O’Connor St., Ottawa 


Cowansville, Que. 

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Knowlton, Que. 

Chicago 

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Detroit 

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Ontario 
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Quebec 


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St. Maurice Valley 


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Victoria and District 

Dr. H. M. Rorertson, President 
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H. Avan Mactan, Sec.-Treasurer 


Provincial Parliament Bldg., 
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THELMcGILLINEWS 


At sunrise on every sea, while the Marines 
parade with fixed bayonets and their band 


Pa 
#isé) plays the National Anthem, the Ensign is 
AY, hoisted — and the shining guns look out, 
ready to defend all that the flag symbolizes. 


The “'sailor’’ trademark of Player's also is a symbol— 
a symbol of unfailing quality and reputation well 
deserved. Throughout the Empire, it is accepted as 
a sign of leadership in giving satisfaction. 


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MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 5 


THE MCGILL REWS 


SPRING, 1940 


Published Quarterly by 
The Graduates’ Society of McGill University 


Lord Tweedsmuir 


(in death of Lord Tweedsmuir is a na- 
tional loss. We like to think, however, 
that he had specially close associations with 
our University. As Visitor he gave official 
welcome to two Principals, Dr. L. W. Douglas, 
and the present Principal F. C. James, and 
he formally opened Douglas Hall on October 6, 
1937. Asa tribute to his literary work he was 
given the degree of Doctor of Laws on 
November 23, 1935. His interest in the 
students was unfailingly solicitous. He ac- 
cepted the honorary presidency of the National 
Federation of Canadian University Students, 
and on February 10, 1939, he came to the 
University and visited the Union and the 
Royal Victoria College. He delivered the last 
of the series of official University lectures 
entitled ‘“The State in Society,” and two 
months after that returned to be present at 
the Convocation at which Lady Tweedsmuir 
received the degree of Doctor of Laws. The 
University Library preserves the manuscript 
of his Augustus, presented by himself. 

These things we. gladly recall, but 
they are unimpressive beside the strength 
and sincerity of his personality. We should 
like to reproduce, in part, as fitly expressing 
our own point of view the resolution passed 
by the University’s Board of Governors and 


members of the Senate, just prior to the 


7 


special memorial service held in Moyse Hall 
on February 14. 

““Canada has lost a Governor-General who 
endeared himself to the people of the Domin- 
ion by the sincerity of his interest in them, 
and by his unstinting devotion to his duties. 
He brought to his public service the kindly 
wisdom accruing from a deep fund of human- 
ity and a rich experience of men and affairs. 
He will live long in the memories of all those 
who were privileged to know him, and they 
are many indeed, for he travelled widely over 
the Dominion and came to know people of 
all stations of life. 

“We are mindful, too, that the books which 
were such a boon to men oppressed by the 
immediate cares of the World War have 
remained a treasure to a generation that has 
had little opportunity to lift its eyes beyond 
the confusion and bewilderment of the after- 
math of that struggle, while the penetrating 
biographies that perpetuate the name of John 
Buchan are coloured with a philosophy that 


is the synthesis of experience and eager study. 


“As Visitor of McGill University we have 
enjoyed a close relationship with him which 
intensifies our sense of loss. He came among 
us with spontaneous interest and warm 
friendliness, possessing an intimate apprecia- 
tion of the meaning of university life and 
work. He had an especial care for the needs 
of youth, and was greatly interested in the 
problems of young men and women in that 
moment of uncertainty when they emerge 
from university life, and seek vocations in 
which they may make their contribution to 


the world. 


“These memories invest with the spirit of 
his personality the magnificent record of the 
things that he accomplished and, in the deep 
realization of our own loss, we are conscious 
of the greater loss that has been suffered by 


those who were nearest to him.” 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 which is registered in 
Geneva as an international treaty. She has thus fol- 
lowed an independent policy in the present war, in 
line with her own beliefs, and has remained neutral 
while still remaining a member of the Commonwealth. 

In South Africa, the Union Parliament in 1934 
enacted two statutes, the Status of the Union Act and 
the Royal Executive Functions and Seals Act, which 
virtually implied that the sovereignty of the country 
was self-derived and was not dependent in any way 
upon Great Britain, although the Crown was retained 
as a symbol of their connection with the British 
Commonwealth of Nations. By these Acts South 
Africa assumed even more control over its own affairs 
and over the Governor-General than was envisaged 
in the Statute of Westminster passed by the British 
Parliament in 1931 with the object of giving the 
Dominions equality of status with Great Britain. Thus, 
as Berridale Keith points out: 

“In the Union, as in the (Irish) Free State, the 
ministry and the Parliament are now exempt from 
any form of legal control (and) the new con- 
stitution confers on the ministry of the day complete 
control over the representative of the Crown, and 
authorizes the latter on the advice of ministers to 
exercise even in external affairs the prerogatives of 
the Crown. It results, therefore, that under the new 
constitution the Ministry might secure a declaration 
of neutrality by the Governor-General for the Union 
without any action on the part of the King...” 


Dominion Reactions to the War 


The latter course was proposed at the outbreak of 
the present war in September when Premier Hertzog 
sponsored a move favouring neutrality for the Union, 
the motion being lost by thirteen votes, eighty to 
sixty-seven, Hertzog having over-played his hand by 
an unconvincing defence of some of Hitler’s actions. 
An amendment to the Premier’s motion by General 
Smuts was then carried by the same majority of 
thirteen. 


state of war with Germany but added in section 3: 


The amendment proposed declaration of a 


“The Union should take all necessary measures for 
the defence of its territory and South African interests, 
and the Government should not send forces overseas 
as in the last war.’’ Upon the defeat of his motion 
and the passage of the amendment, Premier Hertzog 
asked the Governor-General to dissolve Parliament 
and to call a general election. The latter refused, 
however, and, on Hertzog’s resignation, asked General 
(Shades of the 
King-Byng controversy in Canada in 1926 when Lord 
Byng similarly failed to follow the British consti- 
tutional tradition of always acting according to the 
advice of his Ministers!) Smuts then became Premier, 
and, in the interests of national unity and in accordance 
with the policy laid down in his amendment, has 


Smuts to form a new government. 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 


confined South Africa’s war effort to home defence, 
refraining from military participation in Europe or 
from participation in the air scheme in Canada. At 
the time of writing (January, 1940) the opposition of 
Drs. Hertzog and Malan have combined on a policy 
to appeal to the electorate to re-establish South 
African neutrality on the basis of an independent 
republic. 

Like Canada, Australia and New Zealand in Sep- 
tember, 1939, made their own declarations of ‘‘a state 
of war’ with Germany without undue opposition. 
The three countries have arranged for varying degrees 
of military participation in Europe, the Australian 
Parliament having decided on an expeditionary force 
by a majority of five votes. To a limited extent, 
Australia and New Zealand will participate in the air 
scheme in Canada. Australia, as might have been 
expected from her past preference for maintaining 
control of her own navy, as has also been the Canadian 
policy, has shown the same desire to set up as far as 
possible her own air training centres. 

In Canada, much pre-war discussion as to whether 
or not other countries would consider her at war as 
soon as Great Britain was at war was answered by the 


fact that, among others, the United States and 
Germany regarded her as neutral until the moment 
of her own declaration of war—some seven days after 
England’s declaration. Thus the United States with- 
held the application of her neutrality laws to the 
Dominion for a week after they had been applied to 
England, while the German Montreal 


protested to the Canadian Government against the 


Consul in 


arrest of German nationals as ‘‘enemies’’ under special 
war regulations before the said Government or its 
Parliament had decided on a war with Germany. 
Actually, in Premier 
repeated statement that ‘‘Parliament will decide’’ 


contrast to King’s oft- 
issues of peace and war, the Government had already 
committed the country to partial participation by 
invoking, before Parliament had any choice in the 
matter, the War Measures Act of 1914, censorship, 
internment, recruiting, and a long series of rather 
‘un-neutral’ which the Premier 
enumerated in the Commons on the opening day of 


orders-in-council 


the special session on September 7. 

Officially, Canada entered the war on September 10 
(England on the 3rd) as a result of a proclamation by 
His Majesty on behalf of his Ministers in Canada. 
The proclamation had been recommended to the 
King by the Cabinet following the adoption in the 
House of Commons on September 9 of the address in 
reply to the speech from the throne, Premier King 
having declared in the House that, ‘‘The adoption of 
the address in reply to the speech from the throne 
will be considered as approving not only the speech 
from the throne but approving the Government's 
policy which I set out yesterday of immediate par- 


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ticipation in the war.’ The address was adopted 
‘on division’ without a recorded vote, the expressed 
‘Ayes’ and ‘Nays’ not being counted. Subsequently, 
Mr. MacNeil moved an amendment to the War 
Appropriation Bill which would have had the effect 
of confining Canadian military, naval or air operations 
to areas ‘‘adjacent’’ to Canada instead of ‘‘beyond”’ 
Canada. The amendment was defeated by 151 to 
sixteen votes. 


War and the New Commonwealth 

Thus we find that four of the five British Dominions 
are once again at war when England is at war. But, 
as we have seen, there has been a somewhat different 
reaction in each of the five to the present struggle. 
While the situation presents some obvious contrasts 
to 1914 it has developed very much along the lines 
anticipated by students of the new British Com- 
monwealth who have witnessed the gradual growth of 
national feelings and independent attitudes on the 
part of each of the five members. The change from 
an empire with a mother-country and subservient 
colonies to a commonwealth of virtually independent 
nations has been going on for a hundred years or more. 

Many writers have recorded the various stages in 
this progress but few of the earlier ones dared visu- 
alize the present form of a free association of nations 
which the Empire was to take. A later exception was 
Richard Jebb who had familiarized himself more than 
most English historians with actual conditions in the 
then colonies and who wrote a book in 1905 entitled 
Studies in Colonial Nationalism. This set forth his 
view that the varying interests and needs of these 
widely-separated colonial peoples, which were fre- 
quently different from the interests and needs of the 
people of the British Isles, would inevitably result 
in the British Empire developing into an ‘alliance of 
nations.’ 


Liberty and Equality 

Even as far back as 1864 Sir John A. Macdonald 
had noted the trend of imperial relations: ‘‘The 
colonies are now in a transition state,” he said, 
“Gradually a different colonial system is being devel- 
oped—and it will become, year by year, less a case 
of dependence on our part, and of over-ruling pro- 
tection on the part of the Mother Country, and more 
a case of healthy and cordial alliance.” In 1911, 
Andrew Fisher, Australian Prime Minister, declared, 
“We are now a family of nations.’’ At the Imperial 
War Conferences of 1917 and 1918 General Smuts of 
South Africa spoke of the British Empire as “‘a 
congeries of nations 
system of states.” 

The Great War of 1914-1918, like the Boer War 
before it, brought out with a new emphasis the fact 
that adherence to the old principle of liberty was a 
characteristic of each of the British Dominions no 


not merely a state but a 


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ess than of England itself and that such unity as was 
ossible in the Empire must inevitably be based on 
In other 
words, if self-determination comes among peoples 


he complete equality of its various parts. 


n different parts of the earth, can self-government in 
all things, foreign as well as domestic, be far behind ? 


Only force could prevent its development, and, it may 
ye added, only education and high-minded leadership 
can prevent its becoming a menace instead of a way 
to a freer life among the peoples concerned. At any 
-ate, as W. K. Hancock says in his Survey of British 
Commonwealth Affairs, published under the auspices 


of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in 
London: 

. from 1917 onwards there was continuity in the 
explicit enunciation of the principle of equality as a 
necessary condition of an enduring imperial partner- 
ship. . . . The new emphasis laid, at the conclusion of 
the war, upon the equality of the self-governing com- 
munities of the British Empire, was in part an asser- 
tion, within the constitutional pattern of the Empire, 
of that emphatic national feeling which the war every- 
But it was also a reiteration, in the 
new circumstances of the war and the peace, of the 
old emphasis upon liberty.” 


The Third British Empire 


In similar vein, Sir Alfred Zimmern, holder of the 
Chair of International Relations at Oxford, writes in 


where produced. 


The Third British Empire how the last war ushered 
in the close of the second British Empire. ‘“‘For,” as 
he says, ‘‘war, as the Greek historian said long ago, 
is the most forcible of teachers, and the experience to 
which it exposed men, in the British Empire no less 
than in Russia, set up questionings to which, whether 
soon or late, there could be only one reply. A struggle 
whose watchword was freedom must bring greater 
freedom to those who waged it. Thus the war, which 
began by an unexpected manifestation of the unity 
of the empire, ended by an equally unexpected as- 
sertion of the claims of its various peoples. Yet this 
phenomenon should not have surprised any attentive 
student of British history.” 

Sir Alfred then recalls how Sir Robert Borden was 
asked during the war whether the demonstration of 
Empire solidarity might not pave the way for a project 
of Imperial Federation. Sir Robert replied: “I am 
not so sure the result may be exactly the opposite 
of what you are imagining. It may be that the spirit 
of national pride which the war is evolving will create 
psychological conditions unanticipated by you in 
Great Britain and favour processes of decentralization 
rather than of centralization.” 

How true this proved to be was shown as soon as 
the Great War was over, although, as we have seen, 
the war was not the only cause of it, when, largely 
through the efforts of Borden and King, Smuts and 


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Hertzog, Cosgrave and de Valera, the British Domin- 
ions were recognized internationally as separate 
nations entitled to sign the Versailles and other 
treaties independently of Great Britain, to join the 
League of Nations as independent members, and to 
appoint their own ministers to foreign countries. The 
changed position was finally recognized in a statute 
enacted by the British Parliament in 1931, known as 
the Statute of Westminster, which merely reflected 
in law the principles of equality underlying the new 
Commonwealth as proclaimed in the famous Declara- 
tion of the Balfour Committee of the Imperial Con- 
ference of 1926 that, as to Great Britain and the 
Dominions: 

“They are autonomous communities within the 
British Empire, equal in status, in no way subordinate 
one to another in any aspect of their domestic or 
external affairs, though united by a common allegiance 
to the Crown, and freely associated as members of the 
British Commonwealth of Nations.” 


Past and Future 


But while a growing and changing world has in- 
evitably resulted in a changed British Empire—and 
is likely to continue to do so—the extent of this change, 
or even the need for it, is still far from being under- 
stood by many of the people directly affected. If we 
may quote Sir Alfred Zimmern again: ‘‘The British 
Empire of today is not the British Empire of 1914. 
It is something new—how new neither the outside 
world nor even its own citizens have yet adequately 
realized.’ Particularly in Great Britain, the general 
interest in Empire questions or even a general cons- 
ciousness of the Empire’s existence, outside of India, 
are only developments of the last fifty or sixty years. 
In the century and a half since the American Revo- 
lution, the first hundred years, from the 1780's to the 
1880’s, are known to history as the “era of indiffer- 
ence’ among people in the British Isles to the whole 
idea of colonies and empire. 
well described in a paragraph by the English economic 
historian, Edward Porritt, in his detailed Fiscal and 
Diplomatic History of the British Oversea Dominions, 
thus: 


The period has been 


“The era of indifference to oversea possessions— 
the era during which the people of Great Britain were 
averse to the acquisition of additional outlying terri- 
tory, were willing to abandon some outlying pos- 
sessions that were already of the Empire, were 
undismayed and even unperturbed by agitation in 
two of the provinces now of the Dominion of Canada 
for annexation to the United States, were undisturbed 
by boundary arbitrations on the North American 
continent that entailed loss of territory and were even 
frankly indifferent whether colonies in British North 
America or in Australasia remained of the Empire or 
established themselves as independent nations— 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 


extended from the loss of the North American colonies 
to the first Jubilee of the reign of Queen Victoria in 
1887.” 

The first Colonial—later Imperial—Conference was 
held at the time of this Jubilee of 1887, and from then 
on we find that, to let G. M. Trevelyan carry on from 
his History of England: ‘‘Towards the close of the cen- 
tury a full consciousness of the meaning of the Empire 
swept over Great Britain and the Dominions in the 
days of Joseph Chamberlain. But the hope of the 
later Victorian age that this consciousness could be 
expressed in some form of Imperial Federation and a 
more unified constitution has not been fulfilled. Rather 
the Colonies, which had already developed into 
Dominions, are now developing into separate nations. 
The second British Empire is becoming an English- 
speaking League of Nations, officially united by the 
Crown.” 

Thus we find that the last half-century, which saw 
British Imperialism reach its zenith, saw also the rise 
of five separate nations within its orbit. The problems 
raised by this development are still seeking solution. 
The past twenty years have witnessed various mem- 
bers of the Commonwealth at international gatherings 
supporting policies in line with their own aspirations 
which have frequently differed from the policies of 
other members of the Commonwealth. A common 
foreign policy has been almost the exception rather 
than the rule. The Crown has been divided in 
practice if not in theory. At the moment, the parts 
of the Commonwealth have expressed, in their own 
particular ways, a common hatred of Hitlerism. But 
it is actually not so significant that they have done so, 
for it is easy for any sane man to hate Hitler, as that 
it has taken a maniac like Hitler to produce common 
action on a major point of foreign policy. 

There will be long periods in history, however, 
when the world will not have a Hitler to contend with 
but will still have vital problems to solve requiring 
The initiative and 
leadership at such times will naturally devolve upon 
the larger states. And the extent to which the co-oper- 
ation of the smaller states, including the British 


the co-operation of all nations. 


Dominions, can be enlisted, will depend on the extent 


to which the larger countries can inspire confidence 
that their foreign policies are based not on the old 
tradition of self-interest power-politics but on a 
genuine desire to make effective some form of inter- 
national organization for peace and progress. 


French Summer School Opens June 27 


As many students and teachers who ordinarily visit 
Europe will spend the summer on this continent, 
McGill University expects a larger attendance at this 
year's French Summer School. The School opens on 
June 27 and will close on August 9. Most of the 
students will reside in Douglas Hall. 


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Ate ee Se 


Montreal Graduates We come 


Principal F. Cyril James 


VER 500 McGill grad- 

uates from Montreal 
and vicinity, members of 
the Board of Governors and 
Senate of the University, 
and others prominent in 
the professional and busi- 
ness life of the city gathered 
in the Mount Royal Hotel 
on January 15 to honour 
Dr. F. Cyril James, McGill’s 
new Principal and Vice- 
Chancellor. 

The dinner, held three 
days after Dr. James’ 
installation, was perhaps 
the most successful func- 
tion ever organized by the 
Montreal Branch of The 
Society. So 
great was the demand for 


Graduates’ 


tickets that every seat in 
the main dining room of 
the hotel was reserved several days in advance. 

Before dinner, guests were presented to Dr. James 
by F. Gerald Robinson, President of the Montreal 
Branch. For each and all, the Principal had a cheery 
word of greeting, a hearty hand clasp and an engaging 
smile. 

In an address in which he dwelt at some length on 
McGill’s great opportunity to help toward the solu- 
tion of the problems that confront society, Dr. James 
referred to the responsibility shared by all persons 
connected with the University to further that end. 
As the elder brethern of the University, and as its 
liaison officers in the world of professional activity, 
graduates could help in three ways, he said. First, by 
contributing funds; secondly, by offering carefully- 
considered suggestions for research work which would 
be of benefit to society as a whole; and, thirdly, by 
making suggestions for the improvement of the 
curriculum. 

Aside from the Principal’s address, the highlight 
of the evening was a message from Major General 
A. G. L. McNaughton, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., B.Sc.’10, 
M.Sc. 712, LL.D. ’20, General Officer Commanding, 
First Division, Canadian Active Service Force. The 
communication, sent from France where General 


Eprror’s Nore: The texts of Dr. James’ address, of the messages from 
Sir Edward Beatty, ex-Principal L. W. Douglas and Hugh Crombie, and of 
the greetings from McGill men in the ‘‘four corners of the earth,’’ will be 
found on pages 37 to 42. 


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Principal James greets a graduate of McGill. On his right, 
Dr. C. W. Colby; on his left, F. Gerald Robinson. 


McNaughton was on a 
inspection, was 
read by F. Gerald Robin- 
son, President of the Mont- 


tour of 


real Branch, who was in 
the chair. Its text follows: 

“T join in spirit with 
McGill graduates assem- 
bled to welcome Principal 
James to his high office as 
Vice-Chancellor, and to 
express confidence that 
under his leadership the 
best traditions of McGill, 
in scholarship, in under- 
graduate and _ post-grad- 
uate schools, will be 
maintained and enhanced. 
Democracy has been chal- 
lenged and is on guard. The 
struggle will be long and 
bitter, and its successful 


Mentreal Star 


outcome largely depends 
on a steady stream of leaders in all walks of life— 
military as well as civil. For this we look to our 
Kindest regards to all.” 

After reading the message, the chairman proposed 
a toast “‘to His Majesty’s forces, coupled with the 
name of General McNaughton, and wishing good 
luck to all McGill men who serve—on land, on sea, 
in the air, and on the economic front.”’ 

In his opening remarks, Mr. Robinson pledged 
fealty—“‘in spirit and in truth’—to Dr. James. “This 
is a strictly family party,” he said, ‘‘and it gives us 
special pleasure to welcome tonight so many repre- 
sentative citizens who, although not graduates of the 
University, are good friends of McGill. Ladies and 
gentlemen, you are indeed welcome—and we thank 
you for your continued interest and support.” 

The chairman then read a message from Sir Edward 
Beatty, absent on account of illness, referring to the 
Chancellor amidst applause as ‘“‘one who holds high 
the torch of duty, whose devotion to the University is 
a beacon light that has guided her safely through 
perilous passages.”’ 

Mr. Robinson also conveyed the greetings of 
ex-Principal L. W. Douglas and Hugh Crombie, 
President of the Parent Society who, like the Chan- 
cellor, was confined to the hospital. In a gracious 
tribute to Mr. Douglas, he said: ‘In two all too 


universities. 


(Continued on Page 36) 


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The Canadian Flag Question Again ! 


E HAVE been fortu- 

nate enough to obtain 
opinions with regard to a 
Canadian flag from three 
contributors who are well 
qualified to discuss the 
question. Colonel Duguid 
possesses historical know- 


ledge of a high order. 
Professor Nobbs is a well 
known authority on 
heraldry, and his keen 
aesthetic sense is also ap- 
parent in his paper. As 
regards Colonel Forbes, he 
is not only a highly gifted 
draughtsman, but also has 
a most competent knowledge of the making of flags. 

[t is not for us to pronounce judgment on the views 
of these contributors. We present their opinions as a 
matter of interest, and to stimulate discussion on 
this recurrent question. It is interesting to see that 
Professor Nobbs. and Colonel Forbes put forward 
nearly identical proposals. Colonel Duguid, on the 


other hand, has weighty 
arguments to support his 
point, not the least being 
that the flag he designed 
has actually been accepted 
by our Army. That cir- 
cumstance may constitute 
a very potent factor in 
moulding the public opin- 
ion which will eventually 
decide what the pattern of 
our national flag will be. 

As an introduction, we 
reproduce the design which 
appeared in an article on 
Canadian flags by Pro- 
fessor Ramsay Traquair in the June, 1934, number of 
THe McGitt News. This drawing shows the arms 
granted to the Dominion of Canada by King George V 
in 1921. The manner of their arrangement as a flag 
is as suggested by Professor Traquair, in whose opinion 
the granting of these arms by the King automatically 
confers the right to their use as a flag. 


The Flag of the Canadian Active Service Force by 


N SETTING out to make anything, it is well to 

decide upon the exact purpose to be served. This 
done, examination of specifications, plans or directions 
applicable, and reference to the rules and regulations 
governing construction, will be fully repaid. 

And so it is with a flag, which all will agree is 
essentially for the purpose of indicating by visual 
means the identity of the bearer. A flag then is a 
signal, and, if by its colours and design it conveys to 
beholders the message intended, it is a good flag in that 
it fulfils its main purpose. 

The main purpose of the flag required to designate 
the Canadian Active Service Force overseas was, and 
is, to declare ““CANADA”’ as directly and as forcefully 
as possible. The general attributes common to all 
good flags—distinguishability and distinction, for 
visibility and identity—must be pre-eminent: if the 
result is pleasing and artistic, so much the better. 

The specifications for the device and colours to be 
used, when the signal is ‘‘CANADA,”’ were established 
on November 21, 1921, by King George V who issued 
a Royal Proclamation, at the request of Canada. 
Therein he proclaimed that the device to be used to 
indicate ‘“‘“CANADA”’ henceforth shall be three maple 
leaves conjoined on one stem, as in nature, and dis- 
played on a white field: he further proclaimed that 
the crest shall be a lion holding a red maple leaf and that 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 


A. FORTESCUE DUGUID 


the national colours of Canada shall be red and white: 
so the leaves are red, making the flag red and white. 

It may here be noted that the idea has got abroad 
that the maple leaves signifying Canada should be 
green. If that were so the national colours of Canada 
would be green and white, which they are not. 

From the beginning of time men have identified 
each other in several ways—by family or ancestry, by 
place of residence, by personal peculiarities, and by 
association with others better known. So in heraldry, 
which is the science of identification by means of line 
and colour, these ways of informing the beholder are 
often employed, and frequently the information is 
conveyed through adding to the personal device of 
the bearer other devices reminiscent of his famous 
relations. Thus in the Canadian Ensigns Armorial 
described in the Royal Proclamation there are no less 
than fifteen such additions or honourable augmen- 
tations of various sorts: but all are indicative of 
England, or Scotland, or Ireland, or old France, each 
of which is represented three or four times. There 
can be no doubt that the intention was, whenever 
convenient, to augment the characteristic geogra- 
phical and climatic impressions already conveyed— 
through the red maple leaves on a snow white field— 
by adding information as to the personality, ancestry 


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re 


and historical associations 
of Canada. Without some 
of these the flag might 
belong to any undisting- 
uished private person, club, 
or corporation, rather than 
to a sovereign state. 
Having a free choice of 
the various devices assign- 


There remain the rules 
and regulations governing 
construction and display, 
which must be complied 
with, and they are to 
be found in the King’s 
Regulations for the Navy, 
Army. and Air Force, and 
in the accepted laws of 
heraldry. Examination 


ed, the selection of the 
Union Flag to represent 
England, Scotland and 
Ireland conjointly in the C.A.S.F. flag was obvious: 
by that symbol they are best known, and most readily 
distinguished; moreover, it is the flag properly flown 
by every subject of the British King. Its place is 
in a rectangle occupying the upper corner next the 
staff, where, according to heraldic practice, it indicates 
close association. Now old France still remains to be 
represented, and here an appropriate heraldic method 
is used, that of placing the’three gold fleurs-de-lys 
on a blue ground within a circle, which means associa- 
tion only less close than the other described. So 
much for specifications, for all have now been filled 


and the design is complete. 


Flag of the Canadian Active Service Foce. 


shows that the C.A.S.F. 
flag does not contravene 
any British sractices, nor does it infringe upon the 
rights of anyother persons, or states, corporations, or 
other bodies, British or foreign. The King himself, 
whose prerogative it is to personally assign and 
control the ise of honours and distinctions such as 
are containel in armorial bearings and flags, is 
pleased withit. By actual test it fulfils its purpose 
in conveying the signal ‘‘CANADA, associated with 
Britain, and with France.’’ It is distinguishable at 
a great distince, and it is distinctive in that it 
resembles noother flag that flies. It leaps to the eye 
of the stranser, and brings the homeland close to 
our countrynen abroad—the men of the Canadian 
Active Serviee Force—the bearers of this flag. 


Canadian Flag Problems 


HE FLAG now flown at Canadian Headquarters, 
Overseas, was specially designed and made up for 
that specific purpose. Its appearance on the scene 
has revived interest in that hardy perennial question: 
the Canadian flag; to be or not to be; and if so, 
what? Why not this flag? That, I take it, is why 
the editor has asked me to express my views in this 
magazine; that, and the added fact that I have an 
interest in heraldry and have been credited with some 
knowledge of its mysteries. 

I do not propose to criticize Colonel A. F. Duguid’s 
design for the H/Q flag; but as to the proposal to 
adopt it, as it stands, for the Canadian flag, I have 
the following observations to offer. 

First of all, let us make the assumption that there 
is going to be a Canadian flag some time. All the 
other Dominions have their flags, and what is called 
the Canadian Ensign is generally regarded as unsatis- 
factory. This consists of the British Mercantile 
Marine ‘red duster’ with a blotch in the fly, which, 
on close inspection, proves to be the not-very-happily- 
conceived Arms of Canada. These defects of com- 
position are another story, but it is pertinent to the 
matter in hand to note that there should be nothing 
on any flag that cannot be ‘read’ clearly from half a 
mile away without a telescope. 


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By 
PERCY E. NOBBS 


Assuming then that, sooner or later, there will be 
a Canadian lag, there arise the following questions. 
Firstly, wha: is to go on it in the way of subject 
matter? Sewondly, how is this subject matter to be 
assembled sc as to show best on the flag? And 
thirdly, is the arranged subject matter to be drawn 
in ‘any old way,’ or in accordance with the sound 
traditions of British heraldry ? 

The symb¢ism requires careful thought. There is 
already a considerable body of opinion favouring a 
white field because, it is stated, the first French ships 
to come to ‘he St. Lawrence flew a square, plain, 
white flag. “am quite prepared to accept the white 
field for andher reason. Snow is white and very 
beautiful and we have more of it than any other 
Dominion; ndeed than all combined. General 
opinion also seems to favour the incorporation of a 
Union Jack somewhere. So long as there is a Northern 
Ireland, sendng members to Westminster, the Union 
Jack, as we mw know it, will stand. Should Northern 
Ireland, however, cease for any reason to send mem- 
bers to Westminster, it is to be presumed that St. 
Patrick’s cress (the red saltire now divided with 
St. Andrew’s cross, which is the white saltire) will 
drop out. We would then have again the Union Jack 
as Cromwell made it in 1653 and as it remained till 


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1801. Possibly the Union Jack may ontinue as it is, 
standing as it does now for somethiig rather wider 
than its origins in the crosses of tle three patron 
saints of three ancient kingdoms. But one cannot be 
sure; and whatever happens to the Union Jack we 
might include it in the Canadian fl as a historic 
memento, because Confederation was brought about 
by an act of the United Kingdom « a time when 
there was no need of a Unionist pary to defend its 
united character. 

Then there is also considerable unaumity as to the 
maple leaf (or leaves) finding a place n the Canadian 
flag. So far so good. 

There are some who would like to ee one or more 
Wal, all I can say 
about that is that, if I were a Frerch-Canadian. I 
would not want it. The power thit sported the 
three golden fleurs-de-lys on a blue fidd did not treat 
the French-Canadians very well, and when the time 


fleur-de-lys on the Canadian flag. 


came, rejoiced to be rid of responsibility for them. 
I think might reasonably be 
satisfied with the white field and a maple leaf, or 
leaves, as symbols appertaining to themselves as 
much as, if not more than, to other Canadians. But, 
if the French-Canadians, unitedly annng themselves, 
do want a fleur-de-lys in the flag, theyshould have it. 

There is much other appropriate symbolic subject 


French-Canadians 


matter that could be suggested, bit the material 
above alluded to has, among other merits, a good 
deal of public opinion behind it. 

Now, what about the arrangement of the subject 
matter above described. Following British precedent 
a great many national flags today have a canton in 
the upper corner next the mast; thz 
good a place as any for the Union Jack element in 
the Canadian flag. On a white field there would be no 
confusion with the flags of Great Biitain—the blue 


is perhaps as 


ensign, the red ensign, or even the wiite ensign; for 
this last, the flag of the Royal Navy, has a red St. 
George’s Cross, top to bottom and er to end of the 
flag, and the Union Jack is in one of the quarters so 
formed. 


As to the maple leaf, my view is very clear; one 
leaf only and that a red one. 
confusing in a flag. 
threes. 


Three naple leaves are 
Maple leaves 1ever occur in 
It is rather a problem to desgn three maple 
leaves in a group, consistently and conventionally. 
As to the colour; green is no colour 0 put in a flag 
except over a large area and certainlynot a colour to 
put patchily on white. Whereas, nm colour would 
show better on white than red; and afer all, the most 
characteristic thing about Canadian naple leaves is 
that they can be so very red. These rid leaves, fallen 
on an early snow, are associated witl the finest gift 
of nature to this land—October days. 

Now we have arrived at a white flax with a Union 
Jack in the corner and a big red maple leaf on the 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 


fly. That ought to suffice and could certainly be 
‘read’ from afar by sea and land. 


3ut there may be the question of one or more 
fleurs-de-lys, and the placing thereof, and their colour. 
Now the fleur-de-lys properly drawn is the most 
exquisite thing in all heraldry, but till recently it had 
not been properly drawn since the days of the Field 
of the Cloth of Gold. It should certainly be gold 
(the heraldic or) and that in flag-work is best rendered 
by orange bunting. But where to put it without 

Even orange will not show 
very well on white at a distance and the Italian device 
of putting a fleur-de-lys on a blue roundle or disc (as in 


confusing the design ? 


the later arms of Medici) is not to be commended for a 
flag. My choice would be to put the fleur-de-lys on 
and within the single maple leaf. That is to say, 
heraldically, to ‘charge’ the maple leaf ‘with a fleur- 
de-lys.’ But, as there is no question of putting a rose, 
a thistle, a shamrock and a leek on our flag, the 
beautiful fleur-de-lys could similarly be done without. 
Let us have the maple leaf as the symbol of our unity 
before the world, and maintain our duality with full 
enthusiasm for the enlivenment of domestic relations 
and the enrichment of our culture. 

Thirdly and lastly, as to the drawing and setting 
out. Although it is now the custom to make flags 
nearly twice as long as they are high, the composition 
may well be such as to be equally applicable to an 
old-fashioned square flag. The Union Jack would in 
either case occupy a full quarter and the principles 
for the correct setting out of a Union Jack are well 
All I need 


say is that the narrow whites should be narrower 


recognized, though somewhat recondite. 


than is now usual, being mere separation lines between 
blue and red; and the broad white and the red in the 
interchanged saltires should be equal and broader 
than is now usual. When I say ‘should’ I mean that 
to be consistent with origins, with good heraldic 
usage and with clarity of expression, these things are 
best so. 

As to maples, there are dozens of kinds and no two 
trees of one kind give quite the same pattern of leaf, 
nor indeed are any two leaves off the same tree quite 
But there is one kind of maple tree that 
is recognized as indigenous here and unique. Its 
leaf, unfortunately, is not as shapely as that of most 
of the other maples. 


the same. 


In 1920 I worked up a geo- 
metrical setting-out for a conventional maple leaf, 
based upon the average proportion of parts of no less 
thaneight kinds. I flatter myself that the resultant has 
as much concentrated character as has the flavour of 
maple syrup. Drawn in that way, we get a form that 
could not possibly be mistaken for the leaf of a vine 
or of a red currant bush. 

As to the fleur-de-lys (if required) the best types are 
to be found in French heraldry between the time of 


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Joan of Arc and Francis I. The central petal should 
be long and stiff and the side petals very springy and 
sharply turned in at the ends. The pendant below 
the bar has, by the way, no relation to the side petals; 


it is a continuation of the central petal. The fleur-de- 


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lys (more properly ‘fleur-de-luce’) is a conventionalized 
vellow wild iris, not a lily at all. 

" The ereat national flags of the world are all strikingly 
simple. If we are to have a national flag let it have 
that artistic quality. 


C.A.S.F. Flag Needs “Certain Simplifications 


ANY generations of students at McGill have 

become aware of Lieutenant Colonel D. Stuart 
Forbes’ knowledge of heraldic design. Football fans 
have long admired over two score university flags 
made under the Colonel’s direction by the skilled 
hands of Mrs. Forbes, and the former’s studies in the 
heraldic derivations of flag designs lend authority to 
his opinions concerning the new Canadian Active 
Service Force flag. 

When consulted, Colonel Forbes felt that this flag, 
designed by Colonel A. 
Fortescue Duguid, Director 
of the Historical Section 
of the National Defence 
Department, ably repre- 
sents Canada in the war, but 
suggested certain simplifi- 
cations which he felt might 
well create a flag worthy 
of national adoption. As 
the place of honour, the 
upper corner of the field next 


Graduates’ Society Nominations 


HE By-Laws provide in Article XV that nomina- 
tions for offices falling vacant at the end of the 
Society’s year shall be made by the Nominating 
Committee prior to March 1 and shall be published 
by March 15 in THe McGir1t News. Nominations for 
this year have been made as follows: 
For President. Term two years. 
G. McL. Pirts, B.Sc. ’08, M.Sc. '09, B.Arch. ’16. 
Architect. 
For First Vice-President. Term two years. 
H. R. CockFiE;p, B.A. 710, M.A. ’11. 
Advertising Agent. 
For Members of the Executive Committee. Two to be 
elected. Term two years. 
H. Austin EXKers, B.Sc. ’10; Stockbroker. 
WALTER G. Hunt, B.Sc. ’17; Building Contractor. 
Wo. J. McNatty, M.D. ’25, D.Sc. ’34; Otologist. 
Linpsay P. WessTER, B.Com. ’25; Accountant. 
Additional nominations, if signed by at least fifteen 
members of the Society entitled to vote, will also be 
placed on the ballot if received by the Secretary 
before April 10. Prior to April 30 the letter ballots will 
be sent out. All votes received on or before June 30 
will be counted by the scrutineers. ; 


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Colonel Forbes’ proposed Canadian flag. 


Says 
D. STUART FORBES 


the staff should, of course, be reserved for the Union 
Jack, and the white field with its many associations 
with Canadian snows might well be retained. Colonel 
Forbes feels, however, that it might be better to 
adopt only one leaf of the spray of Canadian maple 
leaves, and to place it as a conventionalized heraldi- 
cally designed red maple leaf in the centre of the fly 
of the flag. Superimposed on this red maple leaf 
could well be a gold fleur-de-lys representing French 
Canada. 

The adoption of certain 
portions of one device in 
forming another is good 
heraldic practice, and 
such a simplification, he 
suggests, will have the 
advantage of greater 
legibility and ease of 
manufacture, while retain- 
ing all the legendry 
expressed in Colonel 
Duguid’s excellent design. 


Smoker on March 27 


HE Montreal Branch of The Graduates’ Society 

and the Graduates’ Athletic Club are arranging 
an unusually good entertainment as a smoker which 
will be held in the main hall of the new Sir Arthur 
Currie Memorial Gymnasium-Armoury on Wednesday 
evening, March 27, at eight o’clock. The programme 
will be under the direction of John Pratt as master of 
ceremonies who will draw on the best available talent 
in the city to make this smoker an outstanding event 
marking the first use of the new Gymnasium for a 
Graduates’ Society function. Arrangements for the 
presentation of the annual athletic awards are being 
made by the Graduates’ Athletic Club. A feature of 
the smoker will be the presence of the male members of 
the graduating classes of 1940 as invited guests, which 
will enable them to make the acquaintance of the 
graduate body which they will soon be joining. 
Principal F. C. James will also attend. Profits are in 
aid of the C.O.T.C. Equipment Fund and it is hoped 
that graduates will turn out in large numbers and 
bring their friends. Tickets ($1.00 each) may be 
purchased at the office of The Graduates’ Society, 
or from the Hyman Cigar Stores, Montreal hospitals, 
and officers of the Society. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


The Grounds and Campus of McGill 


OMEONE should write the story of the McGill 

grounds and campus; not an outsider, who can 
produce only an article of casual reminiscence such 
as this, but someone with a greater wealth of mem- 
ories to inspire him and with the deeper knowledge of 
the subject required. All this passed through my 
mind one day last September when companies of the 
Black Watch of Canada drilling on the campus 
reminded me how much that was of moment. in 
Montreal’s history the McGill grounds had seen. 
McGill men, of course, have campus memories of their 
own, but others, too, who have grown to middle-age 
in Montreal, share in these, so varied have events 
upon the campus been. 

My own earliest memories—unimportant, if you 
will—are of football teams in the early nineteen- 
hundreds. Giants trod the campus in those days. 
There were ogres, too, from Varsity and Queen’s, but 
the giants | remember wore the red and white of 
Old McGill. Shock-haired, long-limbed, and of in- 
credible power, they were objects of veneration to 
their fellow students and of awe to the small boys for 
miles around. On five afternoons each week they 
practised, emerging for the purpose from a holy-of- 
holies under the small wooden grandstand to the west; 
on Saturdays, for twenty-five cents in the student 
bleachers, or for fifty cents in the grandstand, one 
could watch them in combat with the enemy. 

They triumphed often. Visions of heroes borne 
shoulder-high and of cheering processions to capture 
the bulletin boards of the Montreal Star at Peel and 
St. Catherine streets give assurance of that. But the 
scene I remember best is one of heart-breaking defeat. 
What year it was, I can’t be sure. The records, if 
consulted, would soon establish that. For McGill 
was playing Hamilton Tigers and a Dominion cham- 
pionship was at stake. Back and forward the two 
teams fought it out, with the University fourteen— 
few substitutes were permitted in those days—putting 
up a stronger fight than most people had expected. 
Then, towards the McGill right wing raced a player 
in yellow and black. He sported, I remember, a 
yellow and black tuque, a forerunner perhaps of the 
modern headgear, which was then unknown. Was his 
name Art Moore? I think so, but I can’t be sure now. 
Somehow, he broke through the McGill line—the old 
close-locked line that vanished from the game years 
ago—and dodged past the McGill halfbacks. Did the 
fullback catch him in that frozen corner of the field 
below the Library ? Was he tackled before he crossed 


the goal-line ? I cannot say. But if he fell short of the 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 


By 
R. C. FETHERSTONHAUGH 


line, onto the trampled snow and the crisp dead 
leaves—I can see them still—the play nevertheless 
foreshadowed disaster for McGill. So a small boy— 
not really so very small by then—trudged sorrowfully 
home, mourning with McGill for a championship hope 
which had burned for a time, but, in the wind stirred 
by the racing Tiger halfback, had flickered and, at 
last, had irrevocably vanished. 

Perhaps football matches are not historical oc- 
casions in the adult sense of the term. Even the 
feats of Hamilton’s Tigers and the McGill stalwarts 
who opposed them might find no place in a history 
of the campus if that history were “official.” But 
there are events whose right to inclusion none could 
deny. No one, for example, could leave out an 
account of what took place there on a morning in 
the spring of 1910. 
trees that day. In the small grandstand were the 
Faculty of McGill, guests of the University, the 
General Officer Commanding the Montreal Military 
District, and dignitaries of Church and State, also— 
gates were not guarded strictly in the carefree days 
of long ago—a youth, who shall be nameless, deeply 


The buds were bursting on the 


stirred by the scene he was witnessing. 

One by one, to the beat of muffled drums and the 
music of the “Dead March,” the Militia regiments of 
the city—Grenadier Guards, Royal Highlanders, 
Victoria Rifles, Hussars, the 65th, in all the glory of 
pre-War uniforms—filed onto the campus and were 
drawn up in close formation. Altogether, the parade 
must have included more than 5,000 officers and men. 

There was silence when the bands ceased playing. 
Flags over the city drooped at half-mast. Then came 
the sharp command, “Officers to the front!’’ and when 
this order had been obeyed, the District Officer Com- 
manding rose in the grandstand, a paper in his hand. 

At once, in a loud voice so that all might hear, he 
read a proclamation: ‘‘Whereas it hath pleased 
Almighty God to take unto Himself our Sovereign 
Lord King Edward There followed 
the announcement of the accession to the throne of 
King George V. Then, as guns far off fired in salute 
and flags in the city fluttered to their mastheads, the 
troops cheered and, forming into column of route, 
marched off in quick time, with drums unmuffled 
and bands playing the liveliest tunes, conveying in 
the traditional manner to all who lined the route that 
the accession to the throne of the new King had been 
proclaimed. 

George V, Dei Gratia Rex Imperator. What a place 
he held eventually in the affections of his Canadian 


Now know ye!”’ 


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Montreal Star 


The Black Watch training on the McGill campus — September, 1939. 


people! Yet, despite his visit to this country as Duke 
of Cornwall and York, how little Canada knew of him 
in 1910. He was said to be a shy man, colourless, a 
stamp collector—the term was used almost with 
reproach—whose years in the Navy alone redeemed 
him from a suspicion of inadequacy. How tranquil, if 
Suffragettes and perennial crises in Ireland are for- 
gotten, the early years of his reign now seem. At 
McGill in summer the campus was green and almost 
deserted; track meets and football matches drew eager 
hundreds in the fall—perhaps a thousand people 
jammed the grandstand and the bleachers at the more 
important games—and in winter the hockey rink, 
half hidden by great banks of snow, resounded with 
the cheers and jeers of inter-class and inter-faculty 
matches. 

So it was until the autumn of 1914. Then, as the 
McGill C.O.T.C. expanded to a full battalion upon 
the outbreak of war, and Militia regiments were 
moulded into the units of the C.E.F., the campus 
became one of the city’s most active parade grounds. 

From the host of campus memories of those days, 
none is as sharply etched in my mind as the scene on 
the morning of April 22, 1915, when the Duke of 
Connaught, then Governor-General of Canada, re- 
viewed No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill). 
Officered by physicians and surgeons from the teaching 
staff of McGill, No. 3 included among its other ranks 
a large number of McGill undergraduates, and its 
nursing staff had been recruited from graduates of 
the Royal Victoria and Montreal General Hospitals. 
First medical unit to be raised for military service by 
any university in the British Empire, the hospital, 


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under the command of Colonel H. S. Birkett, then 
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, paraded on that 
sunny morning unaware that in Flanders troops of the 
1st Canadian Division were about to endure the first 
German attack with gas, but knowing that very soon 
the unit was sailing for duty overseas. 

At about 10.30 o'clock the unit took position on the 
campus and the Nursing Sisters were drawn up in two 
ranks near the grandstand to the west. Soon after- 
wards the Duchess of Connaught, the Princess 
Patricia, Principal Sir William Peterson, and other 
guests took their seats on a platform on the east side 
of the field. Then, at the appointed hour, the Duke 
arrived, his standard was broken from a flagstaff on 
the field, the band played ‘‘God Save the King,” and 
the inspection began. 

The formal inspection of units, even in wartime, 
becomes a matter of routine for some senior officers. 
They go through the motions of inspecting and hasten 
away to duties that seem more urgent, leaving an 
affronted unit behind. But the Duke of Connaught 
was too experienced a soldier to err like that. Care 
and dignity invariably characterized his inspections 
and the inspection of No. 3 provided no exception to 
the rule. As if it had been yesterday, I can still see 
that soldierly figure moving along the ranks, or taking 
the salute as the unit marched past. His aide-de-camp 
faltered when escorting the Duke through the ranks 
of the Nursing Sisters, who had not mastered the art 
of keeping a blank look on their faces at inspection 
times, but the Field-Marshal was unperturbed. He 
returned the respectful smiles with friendly smilings 


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THE McGILL NEWS 


Botanist's Holiday 


N MAY 11, a few days before the Royal Visit, 
we left Montreal bound for New York and a 
voyage-around-the-world! 

We sailed on Saturday, May 13, loaded with scrap- 
iron, sheet-metal and automobiles, and touched at 
Newport News, to load tobacco from the Piedmont 
Plateau. There I collected my first specimen: leaves 
of a maple bearing circular white spots edged and 
centred with red, caused by the bites of a gall-midge 
(Cecidomyza ocellaris). I called it “McGill disease.’ 

That night we lay at Norfolk and then made for 
the Gulf Stream where blue water and a warm wind 
replaced the damp chill and we saw our first gulf-weed 
(the Sargassum of the Sargasso Sea) and flying fish. 

Savannah was our next port-of-call and then we 
headed for Panama. Lazy hours of observation from 
the bow brought their rewards—a glimpse of a great 
sunfish, porpoises playing in the bow-wave of the 
ship and a few ‘‘Portuguese men-of-war.”’ 

We saw but little of the West Indies—Christopher 
Columbus’ Island (San Salvador) on the horizon at 
dawn of the 19th, Crooked Island later that day, the 
distant mountains of Haiti and the closer, less inter- 
esting Navassa Island on the morning of the 20th, 
as we passed through the Windward Passage. 

Early morning of the 22nd found us at the Canal 
and we were glad to 
Cristobal and Colon. 
Canal was pointed out as we entered the Gatun Locks 
and a few minutes later we had been lifted a hundred 
feet to Gatun Lake. 


“stretch our legs’’ ashore at 


From the decks one could see 
breadfruit (which brought memories of the “‘Bounty”’), 
coconut, banana, papaw and the myrmecophilous 
(“ant-loving’’!) Cecropia. At dusk we were in the 
Pacific and heading north for Los Angeles. 

Smooth water during our first days on the Pacific 
made observation easy and I was able to satisfy 
myself that flying-fish glide rather than fly. The 
wing-like fins are motionless during flight but beat 
rapidly whenever the tail touches the surface. I 
estimated the longest glide at about three hundred 
yards. Turtle, a hammer-headed shark which swam 
lazily across our bows and what I took to be a great 
ray, enlivened our peaceful way. On the 26th the 
“Chief” reported the sea-water temperature at 87°F. 
As we approached San Pedro masses of giant kelps— 
Nereocystis and Macrocystis—drifted by. The former 
is interesting in that its bladders contain a high 
percentage of carbon monoxide. This is unique, I 
think, in nature. 

The “glorious first of June” found us at San Pedro, 
the port of Los Angeles. Amid the forest of oil- 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 


The old cut of de Lesseps’ 


By 
R. DARNLEY GIBBS 


derricks, barley was already ripe and harvesting in 
progress. That evening we headed west and next 
day found us tossing uncomfortably on a far from 
pacific sea. For twenty-three days we travelled 
alone. Not a ship did we sight and only twice did we 
see land—Midway Island and the active volcano 
called Farallon de Pajaros which is the northernmost 
of the Marianas or Ladrone Islands. Guam is at 
the other end of the straggling group. 

The ocean was singularly free of visible life, a few 
molly-mawks (close relatives of the albatross), occa- 
sional schools of porpoises and some flying-fish being 
all that I recorded. Twice we sighted glass net-floats. 

We “lost”? Monday, June 12, as we crossed the 
International Date-line and on June 23 sighted the 
Philippine Islands—first the great bulk of Bulusan 
Volcano and then that of Mt. Mayon. An ascent of 
the latter was one of my aims but of that more anon. 
We passed through the narrow San Bernardino Strait 
in lovely weather and next day reached Manila. 
Intramuros, the old walled town, is a fascinating place, 
but the newer city is much like any American town, 
though one has only to cross the Pasig River, which 
runs through the centre of Manila, to see more exotic 
buildings and carts drawn by the slow-moving carabao, 
the domesticated water-buffalo of the Philippines. 

The Greystoke Castile sailed on the 26th for China 
and Japan, leaving me behind—free for a month’s 
botanizing in Luzon. The first few days were spent 
in Manila visiting the University of the Philippines 
(where I met President Gonzales), the Bureau of 
Science and the Bureau of Plant Industry. At the 
last I collected articles made from local plants, as 
well as several samples of cloth, for the Botanical 
Museum at McGill. There, too, I tasted the famed 
“Carabao”” mango of the Philippines, almost free 
from the usual turpentine flavour of that otherwise 
delicious fruit, and the ‘‘Mabolo’’—a close relative of 
the ebony. and persimmon. 

Early on July 31, I left for Baguio, the summer 
capital of the Islands. The metre-gauge train had 
an air-conditioned coach attached—always called 
“the air-conditioned’—which was a great comfort. 
We travelled across the central fertile plain of Luzon, 
past miles of sugar cane and many rice-fields and at 
noon reached Damortis, a little port on the Lingayan 
Gulf, where passengers for Baguio transfer to auto- 
The heat at Damortis seemed stifling after 
the pleasant coolness of “‘the air-conditioned.” 

The five-thousand-foot climb to Baguio takes little 
more than an hour: the road is splendid and the views 
are superb. At about four thousand feet the lush 


mobiles. 


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jungle of the lower slopes gives place to groves of 
Baguio Pine (Pinus insularis) with scattered tree- 
ferns—an astonishing plant mixture! 

Baguio itself was rather disappointing, but the 
surroundings are lovely and the air delightfully cool 
after the sweltering heat of the lowlands. That evening 
I attended a ‘‘movie,”’ and thought one advertisement 
which was shown on the screen worth copying. It 
read ‘‘... we sell highly-graded pasteurized milk with 
permit from Australian and Swiss cows.”’ 

Early next day I set out to climb Mt. Santo Tomas 
(7,405 ft.). Tropical plants, previously known to me 
only from greenhouse specimens, grew everywhere 
along the trail. Here were Curculigo, Coleuws—which 
we use so often in elementary botany classes—tree- 
ferns and small bamboos, but near the summit plants 
of the north temperate zone occurred such as sweet- 
briar, Anemones and a privet identical, I think, with 
the one growing in Britain. 

I was sorry to have to return to Manila without a 
visit to the wonderful rice-terraces of Banaue. There, 
in the Bontoc country, the inhabitants are almost 
completely undraped—a fact which the driver who 
took me a short distance out on the Bontoc road used 
in his unsuccessful sales-talk! Even in Baguio the 
Igorot men walk around clad only in long shirts. 

My next excursion took me to Malabon, a few 
miles north of Manila, to see the great fish-ponds. 
The country there is what Dampier would have called 
“mangrovy’—low swampy land with strand-plants 
such as are found along all muddy tropical shores. 
Rather more than twenty-two million dollars are 


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invested in the ponds around Manila. The fish 
raised here is the ‘“Bangos’’ or milk-fish (Chanos 
“daily staple animal diet of tens of 
thousands of Manilans.’”’ The young Bangos grow 
at an astonishing pace in the fish-ponds, feeding upon 
In four months 
they should be ten inches long; in a year nearly 
twenty inches. We travelled in a dug-out canoe with 
bamboo outrigger and an outboard motor! The dykes 
surrounding the ponds are protected from erosion by 
bamboo rafts and carefully planted mangrove seed- 
lings. As we left I spotted Hibiscus tiliaceus, a 
tropical shore-plant which yields useful fibre. 

Within a day or two I left Manila again—bound 
this time for Mt. Makiling with its more than twelve 
hundred species of trees and shrubs—as many as in 
the whole of the U.S.A. and Canada! 

Near the point at which we entered the forest was 
a great Parashorea almost completely hidden by 
epiphytes—plants which perch upon or scramble over 
their ‘host.’ My guide rapidly identified no fewer 
than fourteen ‘‘guests’’ upon this one tree. Later we 
saw species of strangling fig which had completely 
surrounded and superseded the trees upon which 
they had perched in their youth. 

Deep in the jungle were boiling mud-springs and 
in the dense vapour rising from these were magnif- 
icent specimens of Angiopteris angustifolia, which 
belongs to a primitive fern-family. The most exciting 
find of all, however, was the parasitic Rafflesia man- 
illana, which lives only upon vines, its vegetative 
parts being reduced to mere threads which grow 


chanos), the 


algae (hence a botanist’s interest). 


THE McGILL NEWS 


within the host-plant. From these arise the remark- 
eight inches in diameter. A 
Sumatran species has flowers more than a yard across! 


able flowers, about 


At one place giant bamboos grew in profusion, 
one shoot measuring fifty-five centimetres in. cir- 
cumference. The brown, bristly hairs which thickly 
beset the young shoots are very irritating to the skin, 
as I quickly discovered. 

Flowers were rare. Although we saw petals of large 
flowers on the ground, we were unable to see them 
on the trees. Leeches of two kinds were common and 
I was told that the striped varieties are called 
“sergeants”: the plain ones “privates.” At the 
Forestry School near Mt. Makiling I saw three or 
four specimens of the mouse-deer, smallest of hooved 
animals, which takes the place of “brer-rabbit’’ in 
Malay stories. 

The weather had now become rather bad (it was 
the beginning of the rainy season) and I looked in 
vain for the great bulk of Mt. Mayon as I travelled 
south. It was wrapped in cloud and the distant view 
of it that I had had from San Bernardino Strait was 
the only sight of its magnificent cone that I was to get. 

Early next morning I set out to climb to the crater. 
Dense forest gave way to scrub and grass and then, 
at about six thousand feet, to bare lava and cinders. 
The eruption of the previous year had completely 
wrecked a little hut which had stood at about six 
thousand feet and the new cinders and ashes made 
progress above that height very difficult. A high 
wind and rain finally forced us to give up the ascent 
when only a thousand feet or so from the top and we 
retraced our steps to the edge of vegetation and 
lunched. Alongside a lava-flow I found plants which 


almost made up for my disappointment. These in- 


cluded a pitcher plant (Nepenthes alata), a magnif- 
cent yellow orchid (Spathoglottis crysantha), an orange- 
flowered Rhododendron (R. quadrasianum) and a 
pink-flowered shrub (Medinilla myriantha) which I 
had seen also, I think, on Mt. Santo Tomas. 

I next visited Iriga and Lake Buhi (which was 
formed when Mt. Iriga blew up some centuries ago). 
Lake Buhi looks peaceful enough now and I ventured 
out in a tiny dug-out canoe, made from a single log, 
to purchase a few of the world’s smallest fish from a 
group of fishermen near the far side. They are about 
half-an-inch long when fully grown, are eaten locally 
and rejoice in the name of Mirogobius luzonensis. 


July 14 found me en route to Hondagua where next 
morning I set out with two Filipino youths, in search 
of coral. The tide was not to go low enough to expose 
the living coral so the boys went overboard and 
ducked and dived for specimens. After exhaustive 
questioning on the subject of sharks, I stripped and 
joined them. In an hour we collected eleven distinct 
The colours were vivid and one type 
in particular was so bright as to give one the im- 
pression of internal illumination, but we must be 
truthful and confess that the fresh coral has a dis- 
tinctly unattractive odour! 


kinds of coral. 


I returned to Manila to find the streets partially 
flooded and to hear that seven inches of rain had fallen 
the previous day. A typhoon had passed just to the 
north of the islands, later doing great damage at 
Shanghai. .I had hoped to experience a typhoon and 
had prayed for a small one just as the Irishman is 
supposed to have asked for a bull: 


“Oh, Lord, send me a bull, 
E’en though he be but a little one.” 


Left, a giant fig strangling its host plant (a species of ebony), Mt. Makiling, P.I.; [ 1 
memorial to Olivia Mariamne Raffles who died in 1814 when her husband was Governor of Java; 
right, Nipah palms at Manapla, Island of Negros, P.I. 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 


centre, in the Botanic Gardens at Buitenzorg— 


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hd woo 


Left, the flowers of Firmiana colorata, a striking tree of the Est, photographed at Buitenzorg; centre, the Slow Loris; right, Abaca 
or Manila Hemp (Musa teatilis, a speciesof banana), much grown in the Philippine Islands, 
is one of the met important fibre plants. 


On July 19 the ship arrived and on the 20th we et 
out again, bound this time for Negros where ye 
picked up perhaps a thousand tons of sugar. Hee 
I photographed the Nipah palm (Nipa frutican), 
which looks like a stemless coconut, grows in brackih 
water and is one of the most useful plants of the Eat. 
Its leaves are employed in the building of ‘‘Nipih 
houses,” toddy may be made from its sap and ly 
evaporation sugar is obtained at the rate of abouta 
hundredweight from each hundred gallons of juice. 

Our course from Manapla took us between Mi- 
danao and Basilan where we had a fine view of lovey 
Zamboanga, said to be the prettiest of tropical towss. 
So we parted from the Islands and headed for tie 
Straits of Macassar. 

On the 26th we “crossed the line’? where Fatler 
Neptune and his aides welcomed us in traditioml 
style and soon after we passed the spot of the ‘““May 
Gloster: 

“By the Little Paternosters, as you come to tie 

Union Bank, 

We dropped her—I think I told you—and I 
pricked it off where she sank. 

(Tiny she looked on that grating—that oil, 
treacly sea—) 

"Hundred and Eighteen East, remember, aid 
South just Three.” 

At nine on the night of the 27th we anchored ff 
Pasoeroean with all Java before us. Here on in 
island about as large as England live forty millims 
of the world’s most pleasant people. Only the preseme 
of numerous active volcanoes makes possible tie 
intensive agriculture which supports so large a popu- 
lation, as Mohr, writing of Sumatra, points out: 


“ec 


... this island as a whole will never be as fertile 
as Java, unless indeed, countless volcanoes be- 
come active there and thus rejuvenate and im- 
prove the soil by scattering first-class volcanic 


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ash over it, as for instance Krakatau did all over 
the southern-most portions of Sumatra, when 
it erupted in 1883. Sixty-five years ago the 
Lampong Districts were territory in which 
there was very little doing; since 1883 this 
region has revived; it is being developed agri- 
culturally; European enterprises flourish there 
and we find immigration from Java to join 
already prosperous ‘colonies’ of migrants from 
that island. The impulse that led to all this 
activity was given by the volcano.”’ 

The eastern end of Java is fairly dry and supports 
large plantations of teak. In central Java, especially 
around Djogjakarta, rice and tobacco are grown in 
tremendous quantities. At Djogja, too, are native 
silversmiths and makers of batik sarongs while in the 
country around are the ruins of many temples. Late 
one afternoon we went out to Kotta Gedeh to see the 
silversmiths and then, just as the sun went down, to 
the remains of the remarkable temple at Prambanan. 


The next day we devoted to the Boroboedoer, a 
vast stupa which stands in the plain about twenty-five 
miles from Djogja. Stupas are essentially hemispher- 
ical temples built over relicts of Buddha, though the 
late forms (including the Boroboedoer which dates 
from the eighth century) are very elaborate. 

On July 31, I reached my Mecca—Buitenzorg— 
with its world-famous Botanic Gardens. The Director, 
with whom I was already acquainted, made my brief 
three-day visit exceedingly pleasant and profitable. 
Here, for the first time I saw tea plantations. Re- 
luctantly I left Buitenzorg for Batavia (so like Ams- 
terdam with its canals) where the Greystoke Castle, 
which had coasted Java, was ready to sail for Sin- 
gapore. 

Between Banco and Sumatra on our journey north 
we ran through a great ‘‘school” of jelly-fish. If 

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THE McGILL NEWS 


Four Intercollegiate Titles 


Won by McGill in 193¢-40 


UT of sixteen intercollegiate sports contests held 
during the year, McGill teams won four—track, 
harriers, soccer, and fencing. 

Dartmouth still rules the ski trails, the University 
of Western Ontario is brooding lovingly over the 
Yates Trophy, and the University of Toronto is the 
proud possessor of nine titles—hockey, English rugby, 
tennis, golf, sailing, water polo, swimming, boxing 
and wrestling, and gymnastics. The basketball 
season is not yet over, but McGill is out of the 
running. 

The suggestion that McGill should subsidize its 
players—or grant ‘“‘football scholarships,’ to use the 
popular phrase—was made recently by Harold 
McNamara, sports columnist of the Montreal Gazette. 
Mr. McNamara, who had evidently watched with 
pain the flashy University of Western Ontario back- 
field defeat the “‘strictly amateur’? McGill rugby 
twelve last fall, declared that McGill is a little too 
stiff-necked in its attitude towards subsidies. 

Personally, we disagree. Consider the splendid 
sports record, outlined by Mr. George Vickerson in 
the summer 1939 issue of THE McGiILt News, which 
the University has built up through the years. For 
amateurs, we do pretty well, Mr. McNamara! 

However, the supply of amateur talent varies from 
year to year, and we have our lean seasons as a result 
of our unbending policy. Yet these lean years have 
also been fat; it has been our experience that McGill 
is more impressive in defeat than in victory; as the 
saying used to go, ‘We lost the championship, but 
we whipped Toronto!’ A subsidized team is apt to 
become a colourless victory machine, like the New York 
Yankees. 

Finally, as far as the player himself is concerned, 
if he is really interested in getting an education, he will 
obtain an ordinary scholarship or bursary, and prove 
his right to be attending an institution for the advance- 
ment of learning. If he does, he'll be doubly welcome. 


Hockey 


You remember the story of the little girl who said, 
“Mummy, you know that old vase that has been in 
our family for three generations ?’’—and when her 
mother replied, ‘““Yes, of course, darling,” the little 
girl proudly announced, ‘‘Well, this generation dropped 
it!” 

McGill has held the international intercollegiate 
hockey title ever since its donation three years ago. 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 


By 
H. GLYN OWEN 


a metal statuette of 
a1ockey player on a heavy marble base—has graced 


Tie Alexis Thompson Trophy 


tle hallway of the Union for so long that it has come 
tcbe regarded as a permanent fixture. McGill have 
ben Canadian intercollegiate champions for seven 
stcessive years—ever since 1932-33. Well, this year’s 
tam dropped both the international and Canadian 
tiles to Toronto. 

The Red team won all its international games, 
binking Harvard 7-0 (it was the first Crimson 
in the 
a'ay games, and beating Yale 5-3, and Princeton 5-1, 
irthe home games. 


slit-out in ten years), and Dartmouth 3-0, 


McGill also defeated Queen’s at Kingston 10-4, but 
tied in the third period of the game at Toronto on the 
fclowing night, and came out on the short end of a 
This 


Tronto, during which the Redmen play on successive 


94 score. “suicide trip’’ to Kingston and 
nshts with long train journeys before the games, 
canot be too strongly condemned. No other uni- 
vrsity practises it, and it seems to be beneficial from 
n point of view save that of mistaken economy. 

The second Queen’s game was cancelled owing to the 
wek of mourning for Lord Tweedsmuir. Queen’s 
dcided to default rather than bring the team to 
Nontreal when no title was at stake. 
pints did not benefit the McGill squad, however, 


The extra 


fc it lost the decisive match with Toronto at the 
Krum 5-1. 
tl Blue and White was a notable tribute to their 
cach, Ace Bailey, 


The splendid team-work displayed by 


During the season, the team played only two note- 
wrthy exhibition games, defeating Boston College 
93 at Boston, and Clarkson 7-4 at Potsdam. Such 
catests did not give the team the necessary discipline 
wich it formerly derived from the Quebec Senior 
Hyckey League. 

A McGill Graduates’ team was assembled this year, 
uder the direction of Dr. Bobby Bell, and including 
sth former McGill players as Fyfe, Wigle, Anton, 
NcConnell, McGill, Perowne, Farquharson, Craig, 
Firmer, O’Brien, McNeil, Shaughnessy, and Crutch- 
fild. This brilliant aggregation defeated Queen’s, 
bt bowed to Toronto in exhibition games at Rye. In 
a exhibition at the Forum, the Grads were soundly 
present McGill sextette, 12-6. 


tpunced by the 


Sc transit... ! 


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GS Wee 


Skiing 

Despite a record-breaking downhill run by McGill's 
Doug Mann, Dartmouth chalked up 493.2 points to 
McGill’s 467.2 in the Intercollegiate Ski Union meet 
held at Northfield, Vermont, on February 23 and 24. 
Mann sped down Blood Trail on Paine Mountain in 
1:42. 

Neither McGill nor Dartmouth competed in the 
annual intercollegiate meet at Lake Placid over the 
New Year’s week-end. Last year, McGill defeated 
Dartmouth’s second team there to end a reign that 
had prevailed since 1933. 

This year, the Red Birds’ ski team ended McGill's 
four-year tenure of the McTaggart Shield for the 


Laurentian Zone championship. The Red Birds Club 
is composed chiefly of McGill graduates. However, 
Fred Moore retained the Gresveig individual trophy 
for McGill; Bob Johannsen, now studying in Norway, 
won it last year. 

Formed this year for the purpose of preparing skiers 
for senior competition, the Intermediate Intercolle- 
giate Ski Union held its first meet at St. Sauveur on 
February 4. Toronto, coached by a former McGill 
star, George Jost, took 435.7 points out of a possible 
500 to defeat McGill, the University of Montreal, 
and Bishop’s University. 


Basketball 

The Red and White basketball team, on which 
high hopes were placed at the beginning of the season, 
gave a good account of itself, but failed to win the 
championship. 

After losing their first game to Queen’s at 
Kingston, 47-39, the Red and White squad con- 
quered Western at Montreal 34-28. Then, however, 
the team journeyed to Toronto and London on the 
annual “‘suicide trip.’’ Inability to capitalize on their 
free throws cost the McGill men the Toronto match, 
and a brilliant Mustang offensive overwhelmed them 
on the following night 51-26. Although out of the 
running, McGill forced a two-way tie between Western 
and Toronto for the league leadership by upsetting 
Toronto 33-29 on the floor of the new Sir Arthur 
Currie Memorial Gymnasium. The Red and White 
quintette then wound up their schedule by defeating 
Queen’s 29-23 at Montreal, thus remaining unbeaten 
at home. 

McGill won two exhibition games against crack 
American college teams, topping Plattsburg 40-32 at 
home, and Union College 37-25 on a trip to the 
United States, but the team lost to the University of 
Vermont 32-25, to St. Lawrence University 57-34, to 
Manhattan College 41-20, to John Marshall College 
of Law 51-32, to Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute 
47-35, and to Albany Teachers’ College 38-37. 

In exhibition games with Montreal teams, the Red- 
men defeated the Y.M.H.A. 32-28, and Nationale 42-39. 


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Boxing, Wrestling, and Fencing 

The intercollegiate boxing, wrestling, and fencing 
matches were held this year in the Sir Arthur Currie 
Memorial Gymnasium. The meet constituted the 
unofficial opening of the building, which has not yet 
been completed. 

McGill captured the fencing title from Toronto, 
5-4. and Irwin Smith won the individual foils crown. 

Tom Hughes, of McGill, retained the heavyweight 
boxing championship, and Vaughan Mason won a 
decision in the 135-pound bout. A. Scott toppled 
champion Malachowski, of Queen’s, and earned a 
decision over the Toronto finalist in the 155-pound 
wrestling event. These McGill men put up the most 
colourful displays of the whole meet. 

Nevertheless, Toronto led the point total with three 
boxing and three mats crowns to its credit. Queen’s 


was second with four victories, and the Ontario 
Agricultural College slightly outpointed McGill to take 
third place. 

Previously, the Red boxers had given an exhibition 
at the Red Triangle Club for Canadian Active Service 
Force units, and visited the United States Coast 
Guard Academy and Washington Catholic University 
for exhibition bouts in January. 

Toronto also retained the gymnastics champion- 
ship. The Blue and White quartette accumulated 
203.5 points against Queen’s 172.5 and McGill’s 104. 


Aquatic Sports 
Toronto nosed out McGill by 1-0 in the final game 
of the intercollegiate water polo series. The Redmen 
have been champions for the past seven years. 
Toronto also retained the swimming championship, 
capturing five out of seven events to win their fourth 
straight title. Pete Bourne was the only McGill 
winner; he was first in the 440-yard free-style race and 
led Ged Clawson, of Toronto, member of Canada’s 
1936 Olympic team, in the 50-yard free-style event. 
The total point score was: Toronto 43, McGill 21. 
The Red swimmers gave a good account of them- 
selves in the annual meet for the provincial champion- 
ship. Although the M.A.A.A. retained possession of 
the Gazette Trophy, McGill captured three first 
places, accumulating 13 points to the victor’s 17. 
About forty men have been turning out regularly 
for rowing practice under Coach Urbain Molmans, 
anda well-rounded eight should be ready for active 
competition in the spring. 


Harriers 

In conclusion, it should be mentioned that the 
champion McGill harrier squad rounded out its 
successful season by capturing the Dunlop Road Race 
in the fall. Glen Cowan led the field and Captain 
Lloyd Cooke came in third. The thirty starters in- 
cluded entrants from the Black Watch and the 
Regiment de Maisonneuve. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Edited By 


On His Majesty's Service —II 
R. C. FETHERSTONHAUGH 


INCE the first install- : office, 

ment of these notes 
was published in December, 
1939, three contingents of 
Canadian troops have 
reached England, and the 
Dominion’s plans for the 
Commonwealth Air Train- 
ing Scheme have resulted 
in marked Air Force ex- 
pansion. Both these devel- 
opments are reflected in 
the news of graduates and 
past students given below. 


where much of the 
material was collated. 

The items in this issue 
are those received by THE 
NEws up to February 29, 
1940. 


a ee ye 


On the occasion of the 
King’s inspection of the 
Ist Division, Canadian 
Active. Service Force, at 
Aldershot, England, on 
January 24, the following 
were among the McGill 
men presented to His 
Majesty: Major-General 
A. G. L. McNaughton, 
CBS eG MaG aD Sr: 
(BeSe~ 10 MiESer 12: 
LL.D. ’20), General Officer 
eae the Division; 
Lieut.-Col A. McCusker, 
M.C, (MD. 16), Deputy 
Assistant Director of Medi- 
cal Services; Brigadier C. 
B. Price; DSO) Deve 
V.D., A.D.C. (Member of 
the University’s Committee 
on Military Instruction), 
Commanding the 3rd 
Infantry Brigade; Lieut.- 
Col. A., B.D. “Fremain 
(B.Com.’23), Commanding 


As our news-gathering 
facilities are limited, may 
we again invite the officers 
of our branch societies 
and others to help in the 
preparation of these col- 
umns by sending us news 
regarding the appoint- 
ments, promotions, and 
wartime duties of McGill 
men and women, whether 
at home in Canada, or in 
military or civilian capac- 
ities Overseas. Corrections 
of errors that may be 
found in these notes will 
also be welcomed. Please 
address all such informa- 
tion to THE McGI1t News, 


3466 University Street, Lieus.«CoL. H. Mi Eubee 7" the 2nd. Field . Regimens 
Montreal. Fe Oy TA at ae n : Royal Canadian Artillery; 
a aah 3 , No, 9 Field Ambulance, R.C.A.M.C. 2 ‘ eg pa 
For the information Lieut.- Col. J. E. Slessor, 
printed in this issue, se as indebted, among others, E.D. (Past Student), Commanding the Royal Mont- 
to H. R. Morgan (B.A. ’17), of Brockville, Ontario, the real Regiment (M.G.); and Lieut.-Col. H. M. Elder 
authorities of the U aac th and Macdonald ¢ ‘ollege, (M.D. '23), Commanding No. 9 Field Ambulance, 
and, as before, to the staff of The Graduates’ Society’s Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. 
Ist Canadian Division Wacker, Capt. R. H. E., (B.C.L. '36), formerly of the 2nd 


Montreal Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, has been 


ADDIE, Capt. THE REV. G. (B.A. ’30), of Cowansville, P.Q., appointed Adjutant of the Second Field Regiment, Royal 
is serv ing Overseas as Eat a of the Roy: il Montreal Regiment Canadian Artillery, 1st Canadian Division. ; 
(M.G.), Ist Division, ¢ anadian Active Service Force. ‘ . eae: J M.D. 25 No. 9 Field 

ARNOLD, THomas J. (B.Com. ’28) is serving as a Warrant Wicut, Capt. Grorce Earte, (M.D. 25), of No. fice 
¥ s J ihe es eae ee Ambulance, R.C.A.M.C., 1st Division, o S.F., has been 


Officer (Class III) with the Royal Montreal Regiment (M.G.), 
Ist Division, Canadian Active Service Force. 

Drury, Capt. CHARLES Mitts (B.C.L. ’36), formerly of the 
3rd Medium Battery, 2nd Montreal Regiment, Royal Cana- 


promoted to the rank of Major. 


British Women’s Mechanized Transport Corps 


dian Artillery, has been appointed Adjutant of the Ist Medium Word has reached us that Miss Florence Elisabeth 
ee Be a which is included among the Corps Troops (Betty) Murphy, (B.A. 736° M.A. *30) has ealisted 
LEGATE, ro Davip M., (B.A. ’27), Quartermaster of No. 9 in London, England, in the Mechanized Transport 
Field Ambulance, R.C.A.M.C., 1st Division, Canadian Active Corps and has been drafted for immediate service in 


Service Force, has been promoted to the rank of Captain. 
SWAN, Capt. A. W. D., (B.Com. '29), of the Royal Montreal 
Regiment (M.G.), is now serving on the staff of the 3rd 


France. The Mechanized Transport Corps is a 
voluntary organization of young women of the Empire 


Infantry Brigade, 1st Division, Canadian Active Service Force, upon a pay-your-own-expenses basis, but subject to 
Trematn, Lieut.-Cor. A. E. D., (B.Com. ’23), who formerly military discipline. The services of the special unit 

commanded the 2nd Montreal Regiment, Royal Canadian to which Miss Murphy has been assigned is under the 

Artillery, is now commanding the Second aoe Regiment, ae Pte Wennt tees : 

Royal Canadian Artillery, of the 1st Division, C.A.S.F. direction of the French Government. 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 25 


@ Wears 


Foreign Service 

GRALL, ALEXANDRE E., Assistant in the University’s Frenc h 
Department, has resigned from the teaching staff to serve in 
the French Army. 

HeENpvERSON, Dr. JAmEs Gray, (M.D. 27), has left Montreal to 
serve as a volunteer Medical Officer in Finland. 


Imperial Forces 

Witkes, Lizut. ALFRED Burton, (B.A, '13, M.D. '15), Royal 
Army Medical Corps, has been a Medical Officer in the Alder- 
shot Command since July 1, 1939. 


Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve 

DuNCAN, GEORGE, (B.Com. ’38), has joined the Royal Canadian 
Naval Volunteer Reserve in Montreal. i 

Wricut, 2Np Lieut. Har.ow H., (B.Eng. ’35), is serving in the 
Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve and is at present 
at duty aboard one of His Majesty’s Canadian destroyers. 


Royal Canadian Air Force 


The following members of the McGill Contingent, 
Canadian Officers’ Training Corps, have been accepted 
for training as Navigator-Instructors in the Royal 
Canadian Air Force. They were chosen on the joint 
recommendation of Squadron Leader A. H. S. Gillson 
(formerly Professor of Mathematics at McGill) and 
the McGill War Services Advisory Board: 

CuristTig£, R. D., (B.Sc. ’37). 

Davipson, M., (B.A. 736). 

McC ure, K., (B.Sc. ’34). 

Pitcairn, K.S., (B.A. ’28). 

PouNDER, E. R., (B.Sc. ’34, Ph.D. ’37). 
WoopDHEAD, R. C., (B.Sc. ’34, B.Eng. ’36). 


The following graduates were named as Pilot 
Officers in the Royal Canadian Air Force section of 
the Canada Gazette dated January 20 and issued on 
February 3, 1940. 

ANDERSON, ROBERT EDWARD VENNING, (B.Com. ’38). 
Byers, ALAN Gorpon, (B.Com. ’36). 

Hau, JAmes Dickie, (B. Eng. ’38, M.Sc. ’39). 
Jacoss, Davip Sincvair, (B.Eng. ’37). 

McLean, Doucias Witson, (B.A. 734). 


Aub, Davip Gorpon, (B.Eng. 35), has been appointed Pilot 
Officer and promoted to the rank of Flying Officer in the 
Royal Canadian Air Force. 

Dusuc, SQUADRON LEADER MARCEL C., (B.C.L. ’34), formerly 
Air Staff Officer at Headquarters, Military District No. 4, 
Montreal, has been appointed to command No. 1 Wireless 
School, which, as part of the Commonwealth Air Training 
Scheme, has been established in the former Nazareth Institute 
for the Blind, Queen Mary Road, Montreal. 

GILLson, Proressor A. H. S., M.A. (Cantab.), Professor of 
Mathematics, McGill University, formerly an instructor in 
the Royal Navy, has been granted the rank of Squadron 
Leader in the Royal Canadian Air Force and is serving at 
Trenton, Ontario, where he will train instructors of the Air 

*orce in the teaching of navigation. 

GODWIN, SQUADRON LEADER H. B., (B.Sc. ’28), has been 

appointed Chief Wireless Officer Instructor in No. 1 Wireless 

School, R.C.A.F., situated in the former Nazareth Institute 

3uildings, Queen Mary Road, Montreal. 

McGILL, WING COMMANDER FRANKS,, (Past Student), formerly 

Commanding Officer of No. 115 (Fighter) Squadron, Royal 

Canadian Air Force, Montreal, was in January appointed to 

he temporary command of the Air Force station at Camp 
Borden, Ontario. 

MeNIcoLt, CHARLES, (B.Sc. ’20), who won the Distinguished 
Service Cross while serving with the Royal Naval Air Service 
in the Great War, has been commissioned asa Flight Lieutenant 
in the Royal Canadian Air Force and is now serving in Ottawa. 

PitcHer, Pau B., (B.A. ’35, B.C.L. ’38), has been promoted 
from the rank of Pilot Officer to that of Flying Officer in the 
Royal Canadian Air Force, 


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wy, 


ist Survey Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, C.A.S.F. 

The following the Royal Canadian 
Artillery have now been assigned to duty with the 
Regiment, R.C.A., Canadian Active 


officers ol 


1st Survey 
Service Force. 
Capt. W. D. Kirk, (M.Eng. 36). 
Capt. A. O. Lesuie, (B.A. ’22, B.Sc. ’24). 

‘a 2, N. McLeEop, (B.Sc. ’23) (Quartermaster). 
Lizut. J. M. Care, (Past Student). 

I E: C. Hacvue, (B.Se.-'23). 

I KEEFER, (Past Student). 

| RriorDON, (B.Eng. ’37, M.Sc., ’38). 


AEUT. 
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HeuT: Pos 


2nd Montreal Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery 


The following graduates, the majority of whom 
received their preliminary training in the McGill 
Contingent, Canadian Officers’ Training Corps, have 
now been posted as 2nd Lieutenants to the 66th 
Field Battery, the 3rd Medium Battery, or the 10th 
Medium Battery, of the 2nd Montreal Regiment, 
Royal Canadian Artillery, Non-Permanent Active 
Militia. 
30ULTON, ARTHUR M., (B.A. ’30, B.C.L. '33). 

Craic, Rospert H., (B.Com. ’34). 


Davis, HENRY WErtR, (B.A. ’28, B.C.L. 731). 
DuRNFORD, A. T. Gat, (B.Arch. ’22). 
Eperts, EpMonp H., (B.A. ’28, B.C.L. ’31). 


GILLESPIE, ALEXANDER R., (B.Com. ’30). 
HARRINGTON, CONRAD F., ( 
LAURIE, STUART, (B.Eng. ’ 
LESLIE, CHARLES W., (B.A. 

MARLER, JOHN DE M., (B.A. ’29, B.C.L. ’ 
(B.Com, 724). 
Porteous, Lizut J. BARry, (B.Com. ’38). 
TALPIS, CLARENCE, (B.A. '28, M.A. ’30, B.C.L. ’31) 


i Bile aa 
32). 


Morrice, David R., 


Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry 


The following members of the McGill Contingent, 
Canadian Officers’ Training Corps, left Montreal for 
Winnipeg in January to join the depot of Princess 
Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, as officer rein- 
forcements for the regiment’s battalion now serving 
with the ist Division overseas: 
2nd LizutT. DONALD BRAIN, (Student) 

CADET ERNEST CHARLES CARTER, (B.A. 733). 

CADET ROWAN Corry COLEMAN, (B.A. ’36). 

CapET DAvip JEAN CorRIGALL, (B.A. 736). 

CADET RoBEert G. MAcL. GAMMELL, (B.A. ’27, B.C.L. ’30). 
CADET DoucGLas W. MCLEAN, (B.A. ’34). 

These new officers for the Patricias were chosen 
from a group of twenty-four candidates by a Selection 
Committee of former officers including Lieut.-Col. 
George S. Currie (B.A. ’11), Major W. E. C. Irwin 
(B.Sc. *11), Capt. W. E. Dunton (Past Student), 
Capt. Orrin Rexford (B.A. ’15, M.A. ’36), and Capt. 
O. S. Tyndale (B.A. 08, M.A. ’09, B.C.L. 15). 


In February the following officers of the C.O.T.C. 
were also posted to duty with the Patricias. 


Capt. S. A. CospBett, (B.Com. 
LiguT. BAXTER KEITH. 


32). 


Machine-Gun Training Centre 

vi In January it was announced that a Machine-Gun 
lraining Centre for all machine-gun units in Eastern 
Canada would be established forthwith on the old 
grounds of the Montreal Amateur Athletic Associa- 


THE McGILL NEWS 


tion in Westmount, P.Q., under the command of 
Lieut.-Col. D. Stuart Forbes, M.C. (B.Sc. ‘11. 
B.Arch. ’15), with Major G. A. Grimson (B.Com. ’25) 
as Adjutant. Lieut.-Col. Forbes, who served overseas 
in the Great War with Princess Patricia’s Canadian 
Light Infantry and later with the poreaes Machine- 
Gun Corps, has for years been the Athletics Manz ger 
at McGill. Major Grimson has been Adjutant of 
the McGill Contingent, C.O.T.C. In his new post, 
he will serve with the rank of Captain. 


McGill Contingent, Canadian Officers’ Training Corps 


Upon the de -parture in January of Major G. A. 
Grimson (B.Com. ’25) to become Adjutant of the 
Machine-Gun Training Centre for Eastern Canada, 
Montreal, Major J. A. de Lalanne, M.C. (B.A. ’19), 
assumed duties as Adjutant of the CO.EC . and 2nd 
Lieut. S. D. Pierce (B.A. ’22, B.C.L.’25) became Assis- 
fe Adjutant. Simultaneously it was announced that 

Capt. O. B. Rexford (B.A. ’15, M.A. ’36) had been 
promoted from second-in-command to the command 
of the Infantry Wing; and that Major the Reverend 
George G. D. Kilpatrick, D.S.O., D.D., pec 
of the United Theological College and former CI 1aplain 
of the 42nd Battalion, Royal Highlanders of ( Se 
C.E.F., had accepted appointment as Chaplain. 


Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps 


Cross, Lrzut.-Cot. CARLETON Ernest, (B.A. '05, M.D. ’09), 
has been‘appointed to command No. 1 Canadian Neurological 
Hospital, an overseas unit of the Canadian Active Service 
Force with mobilization headquarters in Ottawa. 

Des Brisay, Major H. A., (M.D. ’17), is serving with No. 12 
Field Ambulance, R.C.A.M.C., Canadian Active Service 
Force. 

FRASER, Major W. A., (M.D. ’23), is the Medical Officer at- 
tached to the Fifth Coast Brigade, Royal Canadian Artillery. 

Haszarp, Lreut.-Cov. J. F., (M.D. ’17), is the Officer Com- 
manding No. 8 Field Ambulance, R.C.A.M.C., Canadian 
Active Service Force. 

KENNING, Lreut.-CoL. Gorpon CoLtrax, (M.D. ’18), 
Commanding Officer, No. 13 Field Ambulance, 
dian Army Medical Corps. 

MACKENzIE, Major J. C., (M.D. 28), is now in London, where 
he is serving as Officer in Charge of Hospital Administration, 
under the Senior Medical Officer of the Canadian Forces in 
England. 

MApbeR, Ligut.-Cor. V. O., (M.D. ’23), is the Commanding 
Officer of No. 22 Field Ambulance, R.C.A.M.C., Canadian 
Active Service Force. 

McCannet, Cart. J., (M.D. ’37), is a Medical Officer in No. 13 
Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. 


MILLER, Major Rospert Lippe, (M.D. ’09), is the Medical 
Officer in Charge of the Station Hospital, Esquimalt, B.C. 


Mustarp, Lreut.-Cou. H. R., M.C. (M.D. ’14) is the Officer 
Commanding No. 12 Field Ambulance, R.C.A.M.C., Canadian 
Active Service Force. 

RusseL, Lreut.-Coi. Cotin K., (B.A. ’97, M.D. ’01), of the 
Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, who was 
appointed Consultant in Neuropsychiatry in the Directorate 
of Medical Services at National Defence Headquarters on the 
outbreak of the war, has been appointed Chief Neurologist of 
No. 1 Neurological Hospital, Canadian Active Service Force. 


is the 
Royal Cana- 


Scort-Moncrigrr, Capt. R., (M.D. ’31), has been commissioned 
in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and is serving 
with No, 13 Field Ambulance. 

Smytu, Lrevut.-Cou. W. H., (B.A. 92, M.D. "06), Royal Cana- 
dian Army Medical Corps, was among the officers employed 
on Medical Board duty in the early months of the war. 

YEO, Lizur. E. L., (B.A. ’15), is serving as the Quartermaster of 
No. 12 Field Ambulance, R.C.A.M.C., Canadian Active 
Service Force. 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 


Canadian Dental Corps 


BURBANK, Lieut. E. C., (D.D.S.’ 
Company, C.D.C., Montreal. 
Driver, Capt. H. ? -» (D.D.S. 14), is the Officer Commanding 

No. 4 Company, C.D.C., Montreal. 

JEKILL, Capt. Victor H. T., (D.D.S. ’25), formerly Officer in 
Charge of Records, Canadian Dental Corps Headquarters, 
Ottawa, has been appointed Chief Dental Officer of No. 1 
Canadian Neurological Hospital, now organizing for duty 
overseas. 

MacRAE, Major Donatp, (D.D.S. ’25), is serving as a com- 
batant officer with the Royal Montreal Regiment (M.G.), 
ist Division, Canadian Active Service Force. 

PIcKEL, Lieut. Martin R., 
No. 5 Company, C.D.C., 


27), is now serving with No. 4 


(D.D.S. ’23), is now serving with 
Quebec. 


Military Service 


ANGLIN, Major W. A. J., M.C., (Past Student), 
General Staff Officer (2), Military District No. 7. 

BERNIER, Lieut. JEAN, (B.Com. ’38), has been appointed to 
duty in the Canadian Paymaster-General’s office, Aldershot, 
England. 

CANNON, Lieut. D. G., (B.S.A. ’37, M.Sc. ’38), is now serving 
in the Royal Canadian Army Servi ice Corps. 

Cowtr, Capt, FREDERICK WILLIAM, (B.Eng. ’33), is now serving 
as Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal High- 
land Regiment) of Canada, Non-Permanent Active Militia. 

GOoopEVE, LiEuT.-Cov. L. C., D.S.O., (B.Sc. ’11), is the Director 
of Organization, Canadian Active Service Force, Adjutant 
General’s Branch, Department of National Defence, Ottawa. 

GREEN, Major Ropert H., (B.A. 12), is the Commanding 
Officer, No. 2 Composite Company, Royal Canadian Army 
Service Corps, now on duty in British Columbia. 

GRIER, CAPT. GEORGE ARTHUR, (B.A. ’26, M.A. '30, M.A 
[Cantab] ’34), is now serving in the 57th Medium Battery (H), 
Royal Canadian Artillery. 

HANINGTON, LrEutT.-CoL. F. C., M.C., (Past Student), Royal 
Canadian Artillery, General Staff Officer at Headquarters, 
Military District No. 4, Montreal, has been transferred to 
Saint John, New Brunswick, where he will serve as Assistant 
Adjutant and Quartermaster General. 

HEAMAN, LikeuT. J. D., (B.Eng. ’33), is now serving with the 
2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royéz il Highland Regiment) of 
Canada, of the Non-Permanent Active Militia. 

Hrrscu, 2ND Lieut. R. J., (B.Sc. ’30), has been promoted to the 
rank of Lieutenant in the 66th Field Battery, 2nd Montreal 
a Royal Canadian Artillery. 

Kerry, Capt. A. J., (B.Sc. ’29), Royal Canadian Engineers, is 
now "serving as District Engineer Officer at Headquarters, 
Military District No. 4, Montreal. 

PEcK, Lieut. HUGH SANDs HAMILTON, (Past Student), formerly 
of the 2nd Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland 
Regiment) of Canada, has been transferred to the 1st Battalion 
of the Regiment, Canadian Active Service Force. 

PERRY, LrEuT.-CoL. KENNETH M., D.S.O., (B.A. ’06, B.Sc. ’08), 
until recently retired from active military service, has returned 
to duty with the army and has been appointed General Staff 
Officer at Headquarters, Military District No. 4, Montreal. 

Peters, Lieut. A. W., (B.Sc. ’23), is serving with the Signal 
Section of the 4th Tank Battalion, C.A.S.F. 

Porteous, 2ND Lieut. J. BARRY, (B.Com. ’38), was among the 
officers recently sent by the 2nd Montreal Regiment, Royal 
Canadian Artillery, to the Artillery School at Kingston, 
Ontario, where special officers’ training courses are being 
conducted. 

SKINNER, Mayor D. C., O.B.E., (B.A. '15), has been gazetted 
District Recruiting Of fficer, Military District No. 7, with effect 
as from November 20, 1939, 


is serving as 


Though details regarding their ranks and appoint- 
ments are not yet available, we have been notified 
that the following graduates are serving with the 
formations mentioned. 

Pork, F. N., (B.Sc. [Agric.] ’38), Seaforth Highlanders. 

WALKER, A. H., (B.S.A. ’31), Royal Canadian Engineers. 

Way, CyriL, (B.Sc., [Agric.] ’37), Royal Canadian Artillery. 
(Continued on Page 49) 


27 


In the Realm of Literature 


Six Without Synthesis 


FIGURES OF TRANSITION: A Study of British Literature 
at the End of the Nineteenth Century, by Granville 
Hicks. The Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto. 
xv + 826 pp. $2.76. 
foreword 
originally 


HIS thoughtful survey may be but the 
to the more ambitious undertaking 


projected by Mr. Hicks. It is to be hoped that he 
will carry out that first intention. He has raised 
questions he has not yet answered; therefore, looking 


towards the next volume, 
interim report, aided by the generosity of the 
Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 

Mr. Hicks explains that he had planned to write 
a study of British literature in this century. As HS 
progressed, however, he found himself more and mor 
returning to the decades immediately preceding: in 
them he discovered the roots of the movements he 
deemed significant; in them he discerned ‘‘Figures of 
Transition,” the links between the Victorians and 
the moderns—Morris, Hardy, Butler, Gissing, Wilde 
and Kiplin 

Each is discussed in a separate chapter, amply 
illustrated by quotations from his own writings. These 
divisions are not, however, rigidly exclusive, and the 
author ranges freely over the work of contemporaries, 


we shall regard this as an 
John 


wR 


citing Cunninghame Graham, Lionel Johnson, Ernest 
Dowson, Aubrey Beardsley, George Moore, if they 
serve to illuminate the argument. 


More thought-provoking is the excellent opening 
chapter—‘‘Victorian Flood and Ebb.” It is scarcely 
surprising that Mr. Hicks makes his approach his- 
torical rather than literary. ‘In writing about the 
eighties and nineties I try to use history as an aid to 
the understanding of literature and literature as an 
aid to the understanding of history, and I am in- 
terested in both parts of the process. It would not 
occur to me to deny that there are many valid ways of 
writing about literature. I only maintain that this 
is one of them.’ 

He proceeds to consider the forces that shaped the 
Victorian era, “the broad economic movements of 
the nineteenth century and the philosophic systems, 
religious beliefs, and popular dogmas.”’ Interpreting 
political events in the light of social development, he 
sees the Reform Act of 1832 as a working compromise 
between what he terms ‘‘the newer capitalism and the 
older,” rather than between capitalism and feudalism. 
It was reached the more easily because each recog- 
nized a common enemy in the proletariat, now 
deprived of such security and independence as was 
known to the small farmer or domestic textile worker 
in the areas century. 

This middle class mind—‘‘so far as the middle class 
had a mind’’—was nourished by utilitarianism and 
evangelicalism. ‘‘The business man seized upon the 
idea that the greatest good of the greatest number 
would be served if he was let alone,’’ while the evan- 
gelical faith ‘“‘permitted, if it did not actually preach, 
the assumption that worldly success is the evidence 
of God’s favour and hence of personal righteousness.”’ 


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Edited by 
T. F. M. NEWTON 


doctrines of the dominant class 
go unchallenged. Opposition stemmed from 
every front Coleridge opposed 
Bentham, and the attac k on laissez-faire was vigor- 
carried on by Carlyle, Disraeli, Kingsley, and 
Dickens. The British working-man committed him- 
self neither to the Benthamite nor to the Coleridgean 
tradition, and while the controversy continued, the 
march of events caused the unde srmining of the old 
pillars—the Victorian certainties went. The Transi- 
ialists moved on, giving loyalty to this philosophy 
or that: socialism, pessimism, estheticism, imperialism. 
n the examination of these men one is at times 
tempted to wish that more space could have been 
devoted to lesser figures, or less space to the chosen 
six, since so much that Mr. Hicks has to say of them 
is well-known. Perhaps he answers this objection in 
anticipation, when he holds that concentration on 
the few makes it possible ‘‘to say most of the things 
that ought to be said about the literature of the 
period.”” In that case, could he not have written his 
whole book after the method of his opening ? T reating 
representative writers individually results in six 
interesting studies, but they might almost stand alone. 
They do not give the book any compelling unity, nor 
do they irresistibly carry forward the analysis of the 
first chapter. It rouses a hope the volume does not 
fulfil, namely that it will conclude with a similar 
synthesis, gathering in the trends of the transition, 
suggesting what it adumbrates, hinting at the meaning 
of the term ‘‘modern.’”’ Minds with a lesser grasp 
can produce essays on a single personality, bolstered 
with quotation. May we hope that shortly Mr. Hicks 
will give us the missing synthesis that we may enjoy 
the rich distillation of his critical thought and study ? 


‘hese comfortable 
did not 


the Romantics—on 


Maysie S. MacSporran. 


And Good Company, Too! 


Mixep Company, by J. C. Robertson. J. M. Dent 
& Sons (Canada) Ltd., Toronto. 200 pp. $2.25: 


HIS pleasing little volume of essays by Dr. J. (Or 

Robertson, who for many years was Professor of 
Greek in Victoria College, University of Toronto, is 
appropriately named: for in its pages we make the 
acquaintance of a variety of the author’s favourites. 
It was to be expected, by those who know Dr. 
Robertson, that Plato should find an honoured place 
in the company of his friends: but there is nothing 
pedantic in his treatment of the philosopher, and the 
essays on Plato and William Morris and on Plato 
and Job may be read with profit and delight by those 
who make no claim to professional scholarship. In 
a very sane address on educational policy, Dr. 
Robertson makes a strong case against the central- 
ization of education, as it exists in Ontario, and what 
he has to say on the ‘‘Nemesis of Docility ” will well 


repay reading. The essay entitled ‘“‘The Growth of 
Legend”’ is illustrated by an extraordinary example 
of how certain historical facts which date from a 


hundred years before Christ have developed into a 


THE McGILL NEWS 


charming series of stories in which all traces of true 
significance are lost. 
interesting treatment. 

From the last item in the book we quote (with a 
few changes, in order to sustain the reader’s curiosity) 
the following passage: ‘“‘If it is his fixed resolve that 
he must always be aiming at something greater than 
he has yet attained, and our fixed resolve that we 
will never set ourselves resolutely to do our duty 
what can you expect to be the end of the matter ? 
I am amazed that any one who views his past policy 
and actions can be free from alarm, or can imagine 
that they involve no peril to this nation. What use, 
[ ask you, has he always made of his power? He has 
viewed everything in the light of his own ambition 
and desire for universal conquest; he has taken no 
thought for peace or tranquillity or justice; he sees 
that you would reprobate the infamy of his policy, 
but he believes that you also would shrink from acting 
against him or doing anything effective. He is in- 
toxicated with the greatness of his success and enter- 
tains many a vision of world dominion. . . . But we 
remain isolated; we enter into no combination for 
mutual support and friendship; we look on while the 
man becomes greater; and, while our neighbours are 
being ruined, every one is so eager for profit that no 
one cares for the safety of civilization.”’ 

These words, Dr. Robertson suggests, might have 
been addressed in 1916 by “‘some indignant citizen 
of the United States to his lethargic countrymen.” 
Some of us must feel that they might equally well 
have been addressed to the British Government 
many times during recent years. They were, as a 
matter of fact, spoken in another language, well over 
two thousand years ago; and they were addressed to 
the people of Athens, as a warning against the en- 
croachments of Philip of Macedon, by the patriot 
statesman, Demosthenes. So great an orator may well 
have the last word in a book which reveals on every 
page its author’s love for Greece. 


W. D. Woodhead. 


It is an able and peculiarly 


Adventure in the Tropics 


CARIBBEAN TREASURE, by Ivan T. Sanderson, with 
382 Pencil Drawings by the Author. The Macmillan 
Company of Canada, Toronto. 285 pp. $3.50. 


HOSE readers fortunate enough to have enjoyed 

Ivan Sanderson's first book, Animal Treasure, will 
be gladdened by this opportunity to share in a similar 
series of adventures. Herein one travels with the 
friendly author and his very human companions to 
little known parts in countries bordering on the 
Caribbean, to Trinidad, Haiti and Dutch Guiana, 
where in the midst of the beauties of tropical forests 
and jungle vegetation, the behaviour of many curious 
forms of wild life comes under observation. 

While demonstrating serious scientific achievement 
the author furnishes the layman with a series of 
fascinating anecdotes told with an entertaining sense 
of humour. In a black slimy cavern in Trinidad were 
encountered apparently harmless little bats which, 
nevertheless, by sucking the blood of human beings 
or animals often spread rabies and other repellent 
diseases. In Haiti, a drove of truly wild horses 
showed characteristics which point to the possibility 
that these are the only survivors of species which 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 


long ago inhabited the great plains of North America. 
Perhaps the strangest varieties of animal life were 
found in Surinam, where were red howler monkeys 
aping the Nazi discipline, by yelling in unison at the 
command of their “Leader,” pipa toads which are 
flat as a pancake and hatch their eggs on their backs, 
three fingered sloths, and many other fantastically 
odd creatures. 

Not content with their excursions on land, this 
party set out on marine adventures, and, finding a 
dead whale, they embarked on the mountainous task 
of taking it apart for zoological examination. In 
their efforts to navigate frail craft in uncertain waters, 
they passed through some alarming situations, but 
on surmounting them, they were rewarded by dis- 
covery of a fish which swims like a submarine with 
its periscope above water and is equipped with double 
eyes for use above and below the surface. 

Caribbean Treasure is not only entertaining but 
highly informative about the strange and wild life 
of obscure but, quite evidently, beautiful recesses of 
the enchanting tropics. 


G. B.G 
Queries on a Surfeit 


Too Mucu CoLLece or Is EDUCATION EATING UP 
LIFE ? with Kindred Essays in Education and Humour, 
by Stephen Leacock. Dodd, Mead & Company (Canada) 


Limited, Toronto. 255 pp. $2.25. 

ITH four doctorates and ‘‘nearly twenty years 

of school and college training, ten years of 
school teaching, thirty-six years of college lecturing 
and three years of retirement,’’ Stephen Leacock, 
Professor Emeritus of McGill University’ and 
renowned Canadian humorist, seems completely 
qualified to criticize today’s higher educational 
methods and curricula. The good sense and modu- 
lated irony of this diatribe assure it of permanency, 
and already it has been widely quoted. 

Today’s long college training is contrasted with 
that of still remembered days when students “‘learned 
to read out of a spelling-book”’ at six, ‘““went to high 
school at twelve, and taught school (for money) at 
sixteen,” then ‘‘after that, two years in a saw-mill 
and two at medical school made them doctors, or 
one year in a saw-mill and one in divinity fitted them 
for the church.”’ ‘“‘Pragmatically it worked,’”’ adds 
Dr. Leacock. ‘‘They began their real life still young. 
With the money they didn’t spend, they carried, 
instead of a higher degree, bills for groceries, coal, 
doctors, and babies’ medicine. Then they broke out 
of the woods, into the sunlight, established men 
at an age when their successors are still demonstra- 
ting.’’ But today’s “journey of education . . . is too 
long, too cumbersome, too expensive.’’ Modern 
youths “‘are still in high school till eighteen, learning 
civics and statistics—studies for old men. They enter 
college at about nineteen or twenty, take pre-requisites 
or post-requisites in various faculties . . . then become 
demonstrators, invigilators, researchers or cling to a 
graduate scholarship like a man to a raft. At thirty, 
they are just beginning, ten years too late. They 
can’t marry till its ten years too late, they have 
children ten years too late, and die ten years too 
early.” 

The writer, of course, has cordial sympathy for 
“the few who really study . . . whose lot it is, thrice 
blessed, to stay at college all their lives. . . . They need 


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439 pp. 


time, these men; they need eternity.” But for ordi- 
nary youth “real education should mean a wonderful 
beginning, a marvellous initiation, a thorough 
‘smattering,’ and life will carry it on.”’ 

While disclaiming a wish to abolish today’s higher 
educational system overnight, Dr. Leacock feels and 
indicates the need of changes. He would like to 
“Separate true mathematics from mathematical 
puzzles’ and, as far as compulsory, the subject 
‘would be made up in overwhelming proportion of 
straight calculation’’ for the multitudes who require 
nothing more. Examinations, he admits, have ‘‘a 
certain utility,’’ but are much less essential than 
“a maximum of stimulation reading aloud, dis- 
cussion, encouragement—something to kindle a flame 

to give the opportunity and the desire to read 
more.’ ‘In other words,” he continues, ‘‘not more 
quantity in the current of words, but a higher voltage 
of mental interest.’ Some space is given to the 
preposterousness of our spelling; for here our uni- 
versities could unite to bring notable reformation 
within a generation. Again and again, the Professor 
arraigns the present necessity for a student to squander 
precious years cramming and reviewing data which 
will soon prove valueless. One chapter, ‘‘Has Eco- 
nomics Gone to Seed?” concludes with a hearty 
burlesque of his own specialty. 

Whether or not you agree with him, Dr. Leacock’s 
experience, shrewdness, and humanity make this a 
book to be taken seriously—until, of course, you reach 
the concluding skits which remind you that our 
professor is also, at times, a great jester. Leacock 
fans will find that these rank with the best in Lvterary 
Lapses and Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. 


Mary A. McPhail. 
Family Royal 


Tue House or WINpDsoR: RoyaL Tour EDITION, 
by Captain Eric Acland and E. H. Bartlett. The John 
C. Winston Company, Limited, Toronto. Illustrated. 
$2.00. 


HE closing chapters of this volume are devoted 

to a chronological account of Their Majesties’ 
tour of Canada and the United States last summer. 
While due allowance must be made for the fact that 
this record of the Royal Visit was rushed to press 
within a few weeks after King George and Queen 
Elizabeth sailed for home, these forty pages are 
disappointing. The authors make no comments and 
offer no opinions on the significance of this epoch- 
making event. Instead, they are content to set down 
an accurate, if somewhat wearisome, recital of the 
principal events on Their Majesties’ programme. 
Fortunately, however, the book contains over thirty 
photographic plates which vividly portray the high- 
lights of the tour. 

The earlier part of this edition of The House of 
Windsor was first published in 1937. It is an author- 
itative and most readable story of what the foreword 
describes as ‘‘the building of this house, the growth 
of this mighty Empire, and the lives of three great 
kings.’’ At a time such as this, when the Empire is 
again being threatened, every Canadian should read 
the biography of this noble and sincere family of 
patriots whose lot it is to be the sovereigns of the 
British Commonwealth of Nations. 


R.W. J. 


30 


World Cenditions and War 


OxFoRD PAMPILETS ON WorLbD Arrairs. The Oxford 
University Pres, Toronto. 10 cents each. 


N AUGUST 1914, there was no radio; there were 

few convenent digests of world affairs to enlighten 
the man in thestreet about the causes of war and the 
troubles of a dsturbed world. 

Today, Caradians are united in believing that 
they must figit as they did in 1914, but they are 
better informd about the underlying causes of this 
war. They ae better equipped to take the longer 
view which seks the stoppage of future wars and to 
consider in mce scholarly fashion what must be done 
to achieve enairing peace. 

Much of th: credit for this improvement in public 
knowledge mut go to reliable but inexpensive digests 
of informationsuch as the Oxford Pamphlets on World 
Affairs. Thee booklets of only thirty pages or so 
each are writtn by men whose names and positions 
warrant a serpus hearing, and, taken together, they 
give a conciseand excellent review of the world con- 
ditions which led up to the present war. Space 
permits comnent on only a few of over twenty 
pamphlets pwlished, but the entire series merits 
careful readin; and thought. 

The Prospets of Civilization by Alfred Zimmern 
shows that tle problems of today and tomorrow 
result from tle industrial revolution and from the 
immaturity of primitive and predatory governments. 

Economic Sif-Sufficiency by A. G. B. Fisher points 
out that all himan beings are interdependent, that 
nations live lest when trade is free and that, with 
sanity, a govenment which is not self-sufficient can 
rule. itself. 

Race in Euope by Julian Huxley reviews the mis- 
taken claim tlt Germans are Aryans “‘or even a pure 
race.”’ 

The Fourtea Points of the Treaty of Versailles by 
G. M. Gathcne-Hardy reviews “the first interna- 
tional settlem:nt which its authors deliberately tried 
to erect on :thical principles.’”’ German protests 
against the traty are fairly met. 

Colonies anl Raw Materials by H. D. Hendersoa 
proclaims tha colonies and mandates, apart from 
the independit nations of the British Common- 
wealth, are liailities rather than assets to the mother 
country when considered either as sources of raw 
materials or paces for migration. Germany’s claims 
for colonies heve their origin in a desire for bases for 
further world aggression. 

Living-Spac and Population Problems by R. R 
Kuczynski gives almost too serious refutation to 
German clains for living room, because Germany 
seeks populatel areas to exploit and to utilize as bases 
for further agrression. 

Canada ani United States Neutrality by B. K. 
Sandwell shovs Canada’s membership in the British 
Commonwealth of Nations to be a valuable pledge of 
peace for Noth America and the whole world. It 
reinforces an( insures the community of under- 
standing and nterest which exists between the United 
States and Canada. 

The series ircludes All Right, Mr. Roosevelt (reviewed 
in the Winte Number) by Stephen Leacock, The 
Treaty of Bret-Litovsk by J. W. Wheeler-Bennett, 
Who Hitler kb by R. C. K. Ensor, The Blockade, 


THE McGILL NEWS 


1914-1919 by W. Arnold-Forster, Propaganda in 
International Politics by E. H. Car, Czechoslovakia 
by R. Birley, The British Empire by H. V. Hodson, 
Mein Kampf by R. C. K. Ensor, Twkey, Greece and 
the Eastern Mediterranean by G. F. Hidson, The Dual 
Policy by Arthur Salter, The Refwee Question by 
John Hope Simpson, and others. ; 


Thonas L. Jarrott. 


Our Contemporaries 
Queen’s Quarterly 


[S THE winter number of the Qven’s Quarterly, 

two articles, “Canada and the Wa’”’ by Lawrence 
Burpee and “War Guilt and War Ams” by Gerald 
S. Graham, reflect the attitude with which Canada 
entered the present conflict. Mr. lurpee helps to 
explain the unanimity for participaion shown by 
Parliament and our racially varied »eople, and Mr. 
Graham contributes to the discussin by a review 
article based on the British War Bl Book and the 
revelations it contains regarding th« temperaments 
and ambitions of the leaders of the Nitional Socialist 
Party in Germany. 

Apart from these, articles which repay careful 
reading are ‘“The Qualities of Mari Chapdelaine’’ 
by W. F. Osborne, the scholarly discusion by Pelham 
Edgar of ‘‘The Enigma of Keats,” I. L. Harrison’s 
“Symbolism in Music,’ and A. E. Pince’s survey of 
““Roosevelt’s Foreign Policy.” Lighter-eading is provi- 
ded by W. H. Alexander’s principal acount of his visit 
to the mythical city of Religio, DianaSkala’s sketch, 
“Childbirth in a Polish Village,’ anc Sinclair Ross’ 
“Cornet at Night,” a story of farm life which, though 
written with enviable skill, would nwertheless have 
been improved by considerable abbrwiation. 


The Uniwersity of Toronto Quartely 


N ADDITION to reviews by Dr. W. D. Woodhead 

and others, the January issue of this quarterly 
contains varied and scholarly fare inits contributed 
articles. In ‘‘Pan-Germanism Once More,” Roland 
G. Usher, of Washington Universit:, supports the 
thesis that Hitler and the Nazi regine are only the 
current manifestation of historically iggressive tend- 
encies in the German people, and thit any enuncia- 
tion of Allied war aims, except the defeat of the enemy, 
is futile, until such defeat clarifies th conditions on 
which lasting peace may be arraned. Professor 
Wm. O. Raymond discusses ‘‘Brovning’s Poetry: 
Fifty Years After,’ and feels that dercatory criticism 
since the great Victorian’s death has ailed to impair 
the poetry of a great humanist whog verse endures 
through its gusto and verve and he robust and 
sinewy qualities of the poet’s thought In examining 
the history of the relationship betwen church and 
state since New Testament times, Sir tobert Falconer 
concludes that the influence of the former on the 
latter will be less and less direct, but inevitably 
present through the creation of a moal and spiritual 
climate within the nation. 

R. E. Watters probes Herman Médville’s attitude 
towards the existence of evil in the inportant trilogy 
of Mardi, Moby Dick, and Pierre in tie course of his 
article ‘‘Melville’s Metaphysics of Evil” C..P. Stacey, 


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MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 


in reviewing the background of the first four months 
of war, ends with a thesis almost antithetical to that 
of Professor Usher concerning Allied war aims. The 
traditional violence of Matthew Arnold towards the 
poetry of the neo-classical era is shown by E. K. 
Brown to arise, in spite of appearances, from a 
Romantic critic’s lack of understanding of the peculiar 
merits of the genre. R. Jaques’ article on Maurice 
Blondel appraises the influence of the philosopher of 
Aix-en-Provence on political and social movements of 
to-day, while W. H. Alexander completes the roll call 
in “The Sieur de Montaigne and Cicero’’ by showing 
that in an age when Ciceronian eloquence was held in 
esteem, Montaigne’s greatest debt to the classics was 
one of content rather than form. 
(Logs is 

Nos Cahiers 

HIS quarterly review published by the Fran- 

ciscans of Canada is by no means a journal devoted 
solely to questions of theology. Nos Cahiers are very 
much interested in all manifestations of intellectual 
activity in Canada and are desirous of reflecting 
Canadian achievement in all fields to an even greater 
degree in future issues. 

In the December issue, Father Légaré begins, in the 
form of ‘‘enquétes,”’ a series of articles on colonization 
in the Abitibi region of the Province of Quebec. In 
“Les littérateurs a la trace de Saint Frangois,’’ Father 
Lavallée studies French appreciation of the saint of 
Assisi from the mystery plays to the present day. 


A. McA. 
Books Received 
Too Late for Review in This Number 


Tue Storm BrREAKs: A Panorama of Europe and 
the Forces that Wrecked Its Peace, by Frederick T. 
Birchall. The Macmillan Company of Canada, Ltd., 
Toronto. 866 pp. $3.50. 

Lawson PREHISTORIC VILLAGE SITE, MIDDLESEX 
County, ONTARIO, (National Musewm of Canada, 
Bulletin No. 94, Anthropological Series No. 25), by 
W. J. Wintemberg. Mines and Geology Branch, 
Department of Mines and Resources, Ottawa, Canada. 
104 pp. 285 cents. 


McGill Offers Sympathy to Poland 

McGill University, in common with leading uni- 
versities in Great Britain, has expressed its indignation 
at the treatment by the Germans of the staff of the 
University of Cracow, ancient seat of higher educa- 
tion and research in Poland. According to The 
Montreal Daily Star, the following resolution has been 
received by Dr. Tadeus Brezezinski, Polish Consul 
in Montreal: 

“The Senate of McGill University has learned 
with indignation and abhorrence of the brutal 
arrest and imprisonment of almost the whole staff 
of the ancient University of Cracow by the German 
invaders and extends its sympathy to the victims of 
this beastliness and to their families. 

‘We confidently hope that a just peace may give 
back their former liberties to the universities of 
Poland and establish a new Europe in which the 
prestige of science and learning will be restored and 
the traditions of freedom maintained.”’ 


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Our Contributors 


Cot. A. Fortescue DucGutIp, B.Sc. ’12, is Director 

of the Historical Section, Department of National 
Defence, Ottawa. 

R. C. FETHERSTONHAUGH, well-known military 
historian, is Vice-Chairman of the Editorial Board of 
THe McGILut NEws. 

Lieut.-Cor.. D. Stuart FORBES; M-C;, B.Sc. 711, 
B.Arch. ’15, who has been Athletics Manager at 
McGill since 1923, is now in command of the Machine- 
Gun Training Centre for Eastern Canada. 

R. DaARNLEY Grpps, M.Sc., Ph.D., is Assistant 
Professor of Botany at McGill, having been a member 
of the University’s staff since 1925. 

Miss CATHERINE I. MACKENziIE, B.A. ‘04, is 
Principal of the High School for Girls, Montreal. 

J. Gorpon NELLEs, B.Com. ’28, M.Com. ’33, has 
spent much time studying Canada’s relations with 
the Empire and other countries. He was engaged in 
research work on Imperial relations for over two years 
at Oxford as a Province of Quebec Government 
Scholar, and in further work on Canadian-American 


relations for the Carnegie Endowment for Inter- 
national Peace. 

PERCY E. Nopss, M.A. (Edin.), R.C.A., F.R.1.B.A., 
F.R.A.I.C., is Professor of Design in the School of 
Architecture, McGill University. 

H. Giyn Owen, B.A. ’39, was Feature Editor of 
the McGill Daily during 1938-39. 


Prof. H. E. Reilley Feted 
By Montreal West Citizens 


Paying tribute to his long service as Chairman of 
the School Board, citizens of Montreal West gathered 
in the Queen’s Hotel, Montreal, on February 21 at a 
dinner in honour of Prof. H. E. Reilley, B.A. ’13, 
M.Sc. '14. The guest of honour, who is Associate 
Professor of Physics at McGill, was presented with 
a silver tray bearing the following inscription: 

‘“‘Presented to Prof. H. E. Reilley, M.Sc., F.A.S.A., 
by his fellow citizens of Montreal West in recognition 
of his loyal service as Chairman of the Board of 
School Commissioners, 1918-1939. February 21, 
1940.” 

The dinner and presentation was arranged by the 
Montreal West Municipal Association and its Pres- 
ident, John M. Hay, was in the chair, 


Apple Juice Research at Macdonald 

An entirely Canadian health-giving drink may rival 
orange juice on the breakfast tables of the nation. 
At least this is the hope not only of certain research 
workers at Macdonald College, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, 
but also of the Dominion’s apple growers. Apple 
juice is now being made as a demonstration in the 
Horticultural Department under R. J. Hilton. 

Users of apple juice will not only be getting the 
essential vitamins A, B, C, and G, but will be playing 
no small part in helping overcome the dire effects of 
the war on apple growers. For the war is entirely 
responsible for Macdonald’s interest in perfecting 
apple juice. War has reduced the markets for Cana- 
dian apples. 


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Gifts and Bequests 


McGill University has announced the receipt of 
the following gifts and bequests: 
Estate of Sir Charles Lindsay—$300,000 (approx- 
imately) 
The late Sir Charles Lindsay (in memory of his 
mother and his uncle, the late Dr. B. Palmer Howard) 

$25,000. 
10nymously—$10,000 and $5,000 to the Dr. 
E. W. Archibald Cancer Research Fund; $750 to 
the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology; 
$750 to the Department of Physiology; $500 to the 
McGill Medical Library. 

Mrs. H. Munderloh—$1,000 to the Dr. E. W. 
Archibald Cancer Research Fund. 
$1,500 to the Department 


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Schering Corporation 
of Anatomy. 

A. F. Baillie—$500 to the endowment fund of the 
Lieut. G. I. Baillie Memorial Library Fund in Chem- 
istry. 

James B. Redpath—$300 to the Peter Whiteford 
Redpath and Jocelyn Clifford Redpath Memorial 
Fund. 

Department of National Defence, Ottawa—$200 for 
the care and upkeep of the Canadian Army Medical 
Corps Museum. 

Erskine H. Cox 
Scholarship Fund. 

Ottawa Valley Graduates Society—$75 for its 
annual bursary. 


$100 to the Ethlwyn M. Crossley 


Lady Roddick—Projector and slides for use in 
Library School, value $50; an additional endowment 
of the P. W. and J. C. Redpath Memorial Fund. 

Dr. and Mrs. D. F. Gurd—Collection of 102 
volumes of miscellaneous works. 

James H. Lightbourne—Fifty-eight pericdicals and 
200 volumes of legal, linguistic, historical, genealogical 
and miscellaneous works. 

Dr. Casey Wood—An ancient Roman perfume 
bottle; nineteen volumes of ornithological works; a 
photograph of Egyptian surgical instruments; forty- 
eight autographed letters of naturalists. 

Dr. George Weill—Collection of seventy-seven 
German books. 

Dr. Francis McLennan—Forty-five volumes of 
miscellaneous works; thirteen cathedral photographs. 

Miss Mabel Molson—Two Central American pottery 
heads; an Indo-Persian writing case; 162 playing and 
greeting cards; eight volumes. 

University Book Club—132 volumes, value $255. 

The late J. W. Molson—$40,000 for the partial 
endowment of the John and Anne Molson Chair in 
Genetics. 

C. M. Morrsen—Donation to augment the bursary 
fund established in 1936 for needy students in Engin- 
eering. 

Wolfe and Montcalm Chapter, 1.0.D.E—Endow- 
ment of a prize bursary to be known as the “Ethel 
Walkem Joseph Prize in Education.” 

Mrs. C. A. Hodgson—Donation to the Dr. E. W. 
Archibald Cancer Research Fund. 

Miss Winifred Munderloh—Donation to the Dr. 
E. W. Archibald Cancer Research Fund. 

_The late Mary E. Briggs—A Silvestre (Paris) 
violin to the Conservatory of Music. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


All 3 of these Alpine playgrounds on your 
Pacific Coast trip with 


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Go and return from the Pacific Coast 
through the Canadian Rockies on your 
vacation. 165-mile steamship trip in- 
cluded on your ticket between Vancouver 


and Seattle ... with stop at Victoria. 
Enjoy three Alpine resorts... at one low 
cost. Banff Springs Hotel ... Chateau 


Lake Louise... Emerald Lake Chalet. 
Golf, swimming, tennis, riding, hiking. 
Dance and concert orchestras. 


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2 Glorious Days . from $37.50 
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4 Colourful Days. from $57.00 
6 Wonderful Days from $74.50 


Tours begin at Banff, June 8, and 
include hotel accommodations, 
meals at Banff and Lake Louise, 
visit to Emerald Lake and 126 
miles of mountain motoring—or in 


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MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 33 


McGill Students’ Band 
Associated with C.O.T.C. 


Arrangements have been completed between the 
McGill Students’ Band and the McGill Contingent, 
Canadian Officers’ Training Corps, whereby the Band 
will lead the ¢ 0. T.C. parades. The official announce- 
ment stated: ‘‘The new association will not affect the 
status of the Band, which is to remain under the 
jurisdiction of the Students’ Council.” 


Dr. Douglas Bids Students Adieu 


In his last message to undergraduates of the Uni- 
versity prior to his retirement from the Principalship, 
L. W. Douglas, LL.D., said, in part: 

“The essential difference between free nations and 
those that are not is that in the former the citizen 
disciplines himself by creating, after considered 
debate and through common consent, constitutional 
restraints on both abuses by private individuals and 
intemperate behaviour by government agencies. In 
the latter, discipline is imposed by unrestrained public 
authority, personal in character, often excessive, 
invariably arbitrary, acknowledging no constitutional 
limitations in its prerogatives, no lawful appeal from 
its will and no peaceful opportunity to seek redress. 
Free peoples discipline themselves; those not free are 
disciplined by the exercise of absolute external political 


power. 
“Freedom, liberty, the right of dissent, of free 
speech, the civil liberties of free people are, therefore, 


not eternal privileges, but the rewards for a proven 
sense of responsibility—responsibility to one’s self, 
to one’s family, to one’s community, to one’s nation, 
to the larger world beyond, and to truth itself. Re- 
sponsibility means understanding; it means con- 
viction, tempered by tolerance; it means determina- 
tion combined with generosity; it means the knowledge 
that comes from objective observations; it means the 
courage that springs from an inner honesty. 

“The hands of young men and women of your 
generation will mould the future of our world. If 
you cling to responsibility as the central point in 
your moral code, if you faithfully adhere to it as a 
guide to action, the present, even in the face of a 
towering crisis casting its shadow over our civiliza- 
tion, offers no insoluble difficulties, and the years 
ahead harbour no unanswerable problems.” 2 


“Music to Order” at McGill 

Through the offices of the recently-installed Carnegie 
Music Room in the McGill Conservatorium of Music, 
any student registered in the University may tele- 
phone an attendant and say that he will be in at, say, 
5.30 p.m. and would like to listen to a recording of his 
favourite piece. If there have been no previous 
bookings for that particular time, the student simply 
arrives, settles luxuriously back in a room specially 
designed for his or her comfort, and listens while the 
attendant plays the selection. 

In 1938 the Carnegie Foundation offered McGill 
one of the two music sets available that year. It 
included a library of over 1,000 recordings ranging 
from lute music through symphonic masterpieces to 
modern jazz, and a set of 150 reference books and 
orchestral scores. 


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Rhodes Scholarships Award:d 
To Two McGill Students 


Two McGill students have been avarded Rhodes 
Scholarships for 1940. D. J. McDonid, fourth year 
student in the Faculty of Agricultur: at Macdonald 
College, was one of the two scholars selected by the 
Quebec Selection Committee for the Rhodes Trust. 
Douglas G. Cameron, undergraduatein the Faculty 
of Medicine, was chosen as Rhodes Scholar for Sas- 
katchewan. 


Evans Scholarship Awarded 


William Gauvin, of Montreal, thirdyear student in 
Chemical Engineering at McGill Univ: rsity, has been 
awarded the Nevil Norton Evans Scolarship. The 
Scholarship was founded by The Gradiates’ Society in 
honour of Professor Evans, now Emuritus Professor 
of Chemistry. 


“Shakespeare Harry’’ Promoted 

“Professor” Harry Barker, a man vhose erudition 
has been a by-word among McGill tudents during 
his twenty-five years of broom-wielding on the care- 
taker’s staff of the University, has »een appointed 
janitor-in-chief of the Fac ulty of Lav. His ability 
to quote vast sections of the works ¢ the Immor tal 
Bard on demand has earned Barker te nickname of 
“Shakespeare Harry.” 


Ottawa Valley Graduates Society 


Donates $100 to Gymnasium 


Asour 250 graduates and their fiends attended 

a reception and dance held at th: Royal Ottawa 
Golf Club under the auspices of TheOttawa Valley 
Graduates Society of McGill Universty on February 
2. Supper was served at midnight aftr which McGill 
yells were rendered and college soigs were sung. 
Guests were received by Dr. R. lorne Gardner, 
President of the Society, Mrs. Garlner, and Miss 
Phyllis Davies, Chairman of the Daice Committee. 
Other members of the Committee wre Mrs. F. R. 
Crawley, W. R. McClelland and C.M. Taylor. A 
surplus of $100 was realized and it hs been donated 
to the Sir Arthur Currie Memoril Gymnasium- 
Armoury Fund. 


Calgary Graduates 


BOUT thirty McGill graduates frm Calgary and 

vicinity greeted L. W. Douglas retiring Prin- 

cipal of the University, during his bief visit to that 
city on December 10. 


Alumnae Society 


OMETHING new in the way of eitertainment for 

a Montreal organization was introaiced at a recent 
meeting of the McGill Alumnae Socety, when Miss 
Beatrice Donnelly, Mus. Bac., conduted a ‘Musical 
Information Please’ programme. The (uestions ranged 
from nursery songs to symphony, fom Gilbert and 
Sullivan to Chopin, from popular music to opera, as 
opposing teams of members were ested for their 
musical knowledge. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


MONTREAL, SPRNG, 1940 


THE ALE OF GOOD TASTE 


Wm. Dow & Co. Brewers — Montreal 1790-1940 


0423 


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Re gait 


Bes oie & James Installed 
As Princoal of McGill 


Montreal Gazette 


Dr. F. C. James dns his robes of office for the first time with 
Dr. John W. loss, member of the Board of Governors, 
officiaing. At right, T. H. Matthews, 
legistrar of the University. 


T AN imprssive ceremony in Moyse Hall on 
January 12 Dr. Frank Cyril James was installed 
as Principal andVice-Chancellor of McGill University. 
The ceremony ened with the entrance of two pro- 
cessions—the Ficulty, who took their places in the 
centre of the hdl; and the platform party consisting 
of Lord Tweedmuir, Governor-General of Canada 
and Visitor to te University, members of the Board 
of Governors ad of the Senate, staff and campus 
officials. W. ™M. Birks, senior member of the Board 
of Governors olthe University, who presided in the 
absence, throug illness, of Sir Edward Beatty, the 
Chancellor, gav: the address of introduction. 


His Excellenc Lord Tweedsmuir extended greetings 
in three capaciies—as Chancellor of the University 
of Edinburgh, a Visitor to McGill, and as Governor- 
General of Canada. Other speakers were Prof. 
Charles M. MKergow, on behalf of the Faculty; 
Dr. Charles R.Bourne, First Vice-President of The 
Graduates’ Socaty; and Russell R. Merifield, Pres- 
ident of the Students’ Society. Rev. F. Scott 
Mackenzie, D)., Principal of the Presbyterian 
College, pronomced the opening prayer and bene- 
diction, and Dr.John W. Ross officiated at the robing. 


In his addres, Dr. James pledged himself to the 
service of the University and expressed the belief that 
the solution of rorld problems lies in education. 


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Montreal Graduates Welcome 
Principal F. Cyril James 


(Continued from Page 12 


short years he accomplished much to the lasting 


good of the University. It is eloquent of his spacious 
modesty and concentration on fundamentals that the 
greatest of his accomplishments here—and they were 
many—are known only to himself. It is fortunate 
for the University, and for his many friends in and 
about the University, that Mr. Douglas continues his 
association with us as a Governor of the University 
and as an Honorary Member of this Society.”’ 

In a few appropriate words, Mr. Robinson then 
introduced, in turn, each of the head table guests. 
He also took the opportunity to express to the Goy- 
ernors, on behalf of the graduate body, “our grateful 
thanks for their generous gifts to the University—of 
their interest, of their time, of their abilities, quite as 
much as of their purses.” 

Next, Mr. Robinson referred to the 
representation”’ of the other branches of the Society, 
remarking that the presidents of five of the affiliated 
societies were seated at the head table: Rev. E. C. 
Amaron, St. McGill 
Society of Ontario; Dr. R. L. Gardner, Ottawa Valley; 
Dr. R. C., Hastings, Quebec; and J. F. Wickenden, 
St. Maurice Valley. ‘‘Every branch of thé Society 
has sent messages binding themselves with us in our 
tribute of fealty to our new Principal and Vice- 
Chancellor,” he added. 


“outstanding 


Francis District; F. £. Ker, 


After reading messages from McGill men in “the 
four corners of the earth,’’ Mr. Robinson turned to 
the Principal and said: ‘‘Dr. James, I hope you feel 
gathered about you a spirit by which you will be 
supported and sustained; a spirit that springs from 
the deep and clear well of tradition, yet fresh and 
pulsating in present day virility—in a word the spirat 
of Old McGill!” An instant later, as if to leave no 
doubt in the Principal’s mind, everybody in the room 
rose and 500 voices joined in an enthusiastic rendering 
of the McGill yell. 

In proposing the toast to Dr. James, Dr. C. W. 
Colby, B.A. ’87, one-time Professor of History at 
McGill and now a Governor of the University, pointed 
out that he was assuming the Principalship of McGill 
—‘‘a great university in a strategic place among the 
world’s seats of learning’’—in a time of storm and 
stress. ‘‘We believe you to be of the right fibre, we 


rally to you, we pledge you our support,” he said. 


The vote of thanks was moved by Dr. P. D. Ross, 
a Past President of The Graduates’ Society and 
member of the Class of Arts ’78, who extended a 
hearty welcome to Dr. James and expressed apprecia- 
tion of his address. Dr. Ross spoke as one of the 
University’s three oldest living graduates. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


The Functions of a University 


D*. JAM ES, after thanking Dr. Colby for the many 
kindly things that he had said, associated himself 
warmly with the remarks of the chairman regarding 
the Chancellor. ‘Although I fave only had the 
pleasure of knowing Sir Edward for a few months,” 
he declared, ‘‘I think that I miss him more than most 
of you because, during that short acquaintanceship 
have come to rely heavily upon his judgment, Sail 

) be very impressed and charmed with his person- 
ality, : 

In opening his discussion of the functions of a uni- 
versity, Dr. James suggested that “uncertainty, rather 
than violent controversy, seems to be the predominant 
characteristic of the days in which we live. Ideas 
and institutions are being subjected to continuous 
examination, sometimes critical but more often 
partisan in its spirit, and the general motto of the age 
might well be found in that current cliché, ‘So, what 2’ 
Scientific theories, monetary standards, economic 
principles and political philosophies—all of the things 
that were regarded as eternal verities by the men of 
the nineteenth century—are now looked upon with 
the jaundiced eye of scepticism. Discontent has 
developed to a point where some reformers would be 
content to throw society into the melting pot, in 
order that they might fashion it anew along different 
lines. 

“Universities have not escaped from this habit of 
questioning, and the multitudinous educational nov- 
elties that they have offered to the world during the 
past twenty-five years indicate both a willingness to 
experiment and an uncertainty of purpose. On the 
one hand we have institutions that perpetuate the 
traditions of Socratic argument and encourage their 
students to concentrate on classical literature—a 
vigorous survival of mediaeval scholasticism. At the 
other extreme, there are universities. where expert 
technicians lecture to hundreds of students at a time 
on the detailed processes of modern life and (whisper it 
not in Gath) do not disdain to expound the techniques 
of dishwashing or to investigate the periodic psychoses 
of routine labourers on the assembly line. In between, 
there is an infinite series of gradations, dictated by 
taste, endowment and environment, so that the 
diligent searcher can be sure of finding, somewhere 
on the North American continent, a university that 
operates in accordance with the principles of his own 
particular philosophy. 

“This diversity, so far as it represents an earnest 
effort to adapt the university to the changing require- 
ments of modern life, is a subject for congratulation 
rather than criticism. It indicates the vitality of 
modern universities and their desire to be of service 
to all the diverse groups of people that make up a 
modern community. Although we may think that 
the details of plant-layout are unworthy of study in 
academic halls that have echoed the philosophy of 
Plato and the poetry of Shakespeare, the exponents 
of the new philosophy insist that practical improve- 
ment of working conditions in modern industry can do 
infinitely more to enrich human life than the deepest 
and most sincere study of the humanities. Gissing 


*An address delivered by Dr. F. Cyril James, Principal and Vice-Chan- 
cellor, at the banquet held under the auspices of the Montreal Branch of The 
Graduates’ Society of McGill University on January 15, 1940. 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 


is cited as authority for the suggestin that the humble 
art of cooking might contribute mor to human happi- 
ness than all the books that have wer been written! 

“But it is equally obvious that m single university 
can be all things to all men, and wie spread criticisms 
of the quality of modern educatior raise a suspicion 
that universities may have lost sigt of some of the 
eternal verities in their whoring ater strange gods. 
It is a wide gulf that separates the elucated man from 
the competent technician, and tle loss of a real 
education is a high price to pay fo familiarity with 
specialized techniques. Moreover, ve cannot assume 
that, because we allow the student < liberty of choice, 
he will necessarily select that proramme of study 
which contributes most to his edvational develop- 
ment. Everybody who is in close emtact with aia 
graduates will readily admit that he establishment 
of an intellectual cafeteria at whicl the student can 
pick up such snippets of knowledge is suit his passing 
fancy is not the best ideal on whicl a university can 
operate. 

‘No argument is necessary to prove that, in a world 
of such ignorance and controversy, tle future greatness 
of any university depends upon he wisdom with 
which its course is charted during he years that lie 
immediately ahead of us. We, who share in the respon- 
sibility for the future of McGill, ae called upon to 
think clearly and impartially in tlk presence of all 
the information we can obtain, to aude carefully the 
subjects of controversy, and to formilate a philosophy 
that seems to us good. 

“In this task, it may be helpful ti look backwards, 
for a few moments, at the road jlong which uni- 
versities have travelled to their preent position. The 
very word ‘university’ is itself worth: of consideration, 
since it acquired a double significane as early as the 
Middle Ages. The studiwm generalewas not only the 
general course of universal study—acourse embracing 
the seven fields of knowledge that were regarded as 
appropriate—but it implied a coure that was open 
to all students. With Latin as a utiversal language, 
nationality and race were of smal account in uni- 
versity life, so that faculty and stents were in a 
very real sense citizens of the worll. Perhaps it is 
not out of place in a period of emb¢tled nationalism 
to emphasize the fact that knowldge is universal, 
that it sinks to the level of propagaida, unworthy of 
any university, when it becomes cooured by nation- 
ality, race or creed. 

“But, unless my interpretation i; mistaken, there 
was another characteristic of medieval universities 
that deserves careful consideration. They were what 
we should now call professional sclools, since scho- 
lasticism was designed to train menfor the two great 
careers of legal or ecclesiastical prefement. Law and 
the Church were the only professias that held any 
attraction for scholars in an age wkn the European 
economy was still crystallized in the nould established 
by the edicts of Diocletian, but we must remember 
that both of these careers demandedmuch more than 
a narrow technical competence. Athough the uni- 
versities were intimately related to te stream of life, 
and framed their curricula with dliberate purpose 
so that their students might occupyresponsible posi- 


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tions, everybody realized that the inculcation of habits 
of thought and wisdom was the nucleus of the educa- 
tional process. Although some people sneer at scho- 
lasticism, careful study compels us to admit that the 
mediaeval universities performed their task well. Even 
in our own time, the Jesuit seminaries achieve excellent 
results, by similar methods, in the training of their 
students. 

“This simplicity of mediaeval education was 
changed, almost unconsciously, by the Renaissance 
and the Reformation. Under the impact of the old 
learning and the new religion, the traditional fabric 
of mediaeval society disintegrated rapidly. Freedom 
of enterprise in economic life was encouraged by the 
realization that profit was not sinful, and that usury 
was governed by Act of Parliament rather than divine 
ordinance, while the rise of nationalism and the 
restriction of the civil power of the Church opened up 
avenues of political freedom unrealized since the days 
of ancient Greece. Such fundamental changes in 
social philosophy do not occur overnight, so that the 
ultimate triumphs of individualism were not attained 
until the nineteenth century, but the old concept of 
society as an integrated organism, in which each man 
had his function and his responsibilities, crumbled 
steadily from the fifteenth century onwards. 

“Universities, as an integral part of mediaeval 
society, were engulfed in this revolution, the impact 
of which was intensified by the desire for knowledge 
as an end in itself which the revival of learning had 
engendered. Although Francis Bacon might insist 
that study was the process by which a man might 
prepare himself to play his part in the world more 
effectively, it was the philosophy of Erasmus, first 
European scholar of the new dynasty, that seemed to 
have the greater consequences. Wise and learned 
beyond most men, ironically tolerant of the follies 
of mankind, Erasmus blazes a great trail for the 
march of civilization. 

“But his immediate effect upon the universities of 
Europe was less beneficial. By refusing every office, 
and holding himself aloof from the responsibilities of 
public life, Erasmus founded a tradition that tended 
to cut the universities off from the stream of life. 
Great teachers and great scholars abounded, while the 
rich heritage of culture that was faithfully transmitted 
from generation to generation has come down to us 
intact. Moreover, the most cursory study of academic 
history indicates that, even as late as the seventeenth 
and eighteenth centuries, the great universities of the 
western world had much to offer to those students who 
were eager enough to learn. Has any legislative body 
ever contained a larger proportion of wise and scholarly 
men than did the Constitutional Convention of the 
United States in 1789 ? 

“But scholarship does not flourish best in a vacuum, 
and the ultimate failure of the universities is apparent 
in the bitter comments of Gibbon on the Oxford 
colleges of his day, or the equally sarcastic remarks 
of Thoreau on the situation at Harvard a hundred 
years ago. The universities had become intellectual 
backwaters. To most of their students they had 
nothing to offer, as we can readily see from the study 
of the biographies of typical graduates around the 
end of the eighteenth century, and they made no 
contribution whatever toward the political, social and 
economic problems that were raised by new methods 
of industry and transportation. Even in the field 


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of science and invention, it is amazing to realize how 
few of the great discoveries (prior to about 1870) were 
made by men holding university appointments. 

“To the future historian, one of the salient devel- 
opments of the nineteenth century will be found in 
the revitalization of the great universities. The 
process of scientific discovery, and the growing realiza- 
tion of the importance of science, first called attention 
to the situation, and some of the most famous names 
in university history during this period—names com- 
parable to that of Sir William Dawson at McGill— 
are those of outstanding scientists. Yet, if we analyze 
the situation carefully it was neither the development 
of science, nor the presence of great men, that was 
chiefly responsible for the academic renaissance. A 
new idea, one might almost say a new gospel, dom- 
inated the Victorian era. Men had come to believe 
in the inevitability of progress, and in the doctrine of 
the survival of the fittest. 

‘‘These were not new ideas: scientists and philoso- 
phers had often discussed them during the eighteenth 
century. But in the Victorian Age they were matters 
of general faith. Faith can remove mountains, and 
when the same faith is shared by men as widely 
different in other respects as John Stuart Mill, Thomas 
Huxley and Lord Tennyson, it is not surprising that 
the whole fabric of society should have changed under 
the impact of the new beliefs. 

“Fitness for survival obviously depends, in part, 
upon the training that the individual has received. 
Education was recognized as vital to progress, and 
the universities were caught up in that wave which 
led to results as diverse as the standardized public 
education in England and the brilliant research of the 
graduate school at Johns Hopkins. Knowledge was 
more than an ornament for gentlemen: it was a 
valuable tool. Men (and even women, toward the 
end of the century) were encouraged to seek know- 
ledge by observation and experiment, as well as by 
careful habits of thought. Universities, once again, 
were called upon to prepare men for the task of life 
and found themselves engulfed in the stress of social 
and economic change that made clamant demands 
upon them. The knowledge of history and a famil- 
iarity with the teachings of political economy were 
as important to the Victorians as the new fields of 
physical and biological sciences, so that, one after 
another, the great universities were compelled to 
broaden the scope of their activities. Moreover, in 
the old world as well as in the new, dozens of newly- 
created universities came into existence to minister 
to the demand for instruction. 

“That enthusiasm for universities still persists 
during the twentieth century and, at the present time, 
we are even more poignantly aware than were our 
grandfathers of the contributions that universities 
can make. To the Victorians the framework of 
society was static, and current belief regarded progress 
as almost inevitable, so that, in describing knowledge 
as a tool, they were certain that the tool would be 
used directly to augment wealth and accelerate human 
progress. During the last two decades we have 
become increasingly aware that the future is not so 
clearly marked out. Mankind has learned that it is 
confronted with no less a problem than the com- 
prehensive readaptation of society to an environment 
that has been fundamentally altered by scientific 
discovery and mechanical invention. : 


THE McGILL NEWS 


“During the five thousand years that separated 
Tutankamen from James McGill the economic 
structure of society changed but little. Phoenician 
seamen could with little difficulty have navigated the 
ships that sailed up the river to Montreal; Egyptian 
peasants would, if they could have stood the climate, 
have understood the agricultural methods of Quebec 
farmers. Even the banking methods of Canada during 
the early nineteenth century did not differ much 
from those of the famous house of Egibi and Son with 
which the biblical Abraham might have dealt in 
ancient Babylon. Within a short century and a half 
this environment has been completely revolutionized. 
Modern methods of communication have brought 
London closer to Montreal than Quebec was in the 
days of James McGill. Modern methods of industry 
have given us a plethora of goods that would have 
amazed our great-grandfathers and, in the process, 
have made us dependent upon one another to a degree 
that was never considered in their wildest dreams. 
The whole world today must be regarded as a single 
integrated community and, if historical and geological 
records have any significance, human society must 
readapt itself to that new environment or perish. 

“Canada, if I might particularize for a moment, 
occupies a nucleus position in this new world economy 
—a position that is of tremendous importance today 
because of the bitter struggle in which we are engaged. 
More favourably situated than any part of the British 
Empire by reason of its geographic relationship to 
Europe and the United States, but with an economy 
less definitely crystallized along the lines of nineteenth 
century theory than that of either, Canada is destined 
to develop rapidly and considerably. If we take full 
advantage of our opportunities, it will occupy an 
increasingly important position within the council of 
nations and can thus contribute much to the ultimate 
solution of our problem. ‘ 

“McGill, as one of the greatest Canadian uni- 
versities, therefore, has tremendous opportunities and 
great responsibilities. If we are not willing to devote 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 


Montreal Star 
Principal F, C. James, speaking at the dinner organized in his honour by the Montreal Branch of The Graduates’ Society. 
On his left, F. Gerald Robinson, President of the Branch, who was in the chair. 


ourselves with warm enthusiasm and high intellectual 
integrity to the task of seeking solutions for the 
problems that confront Canada, and the world, we 
shall have belied our heritage. 

“We, who comprise the great family of McGill, 
therefore, have a special concern with the problem 
that I mentioned earlier. We are called upon to 
clarify our philosophy and be sure that our Uni- 
versity, while attempting all that it can reasonably 
hope to accomplish, does not waste its time and 
substance on things that are unimportant or things 
that other institutions might appropriately undertake. 
As I envisage them, the basic functions of any uni- 
versity are threefold. In the first place, it is charged 
with the preservation of our great heritage of know- 
ledge, a heritage that includes not only the intellectual 
treasures that comprise the Humanities but also the 
hard-won knowledge in all fields of science. Geology, 
biology and political economy are as significant to a 
university as Greek tragedy and the philosophy of 
Plato. Moreover, the true preservation of our heri- 
tage implies the re-interpretation of that knowledge 
in the light of the changing circumstances that 
confront each generation. In the second place, a uni- 
versity should encourage studies and research that 
extend the frontiers of knowledge, searching always 
for the truth that lies beyond the horizon of previous 
experience. Thirdly, the university should pass on 
that knowledge to its students, acquainting them with 
all that man has learned in the fields of their several 
interests and encouraging in them those habits of 
critical thought that will enable them to use their 
knowledge fruitfully. 

“Even if it adheres rigidly to the functions that 
I have suggested, the task of a university is not an 
easy one. Study and research on the part of the 
faculty are only possible if there is leisured calm and 
a sense of security. We must, therefore, refrain from 
undertaking any activities that do not directly con- 
tribute to the development of scholarship, lest we 
waste time and energy that might have been more 


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profitably employed. Since scholarship is an individ- 
ual quality, it is also apparent that men must always 
be free to pursue knowledge in their own way within 
the fields of their specialization but, since the vital 
problems that confront society know no departmental 
lines, the university must provide an environment in 
which the contact of its members with one another 
will permit cross-fertilization of ideas and co-ordination 
of the results that are won by research. It is the 
community of thought, rather than the brilliance of 
individuals, that makes a great university. 


“Similarly in the teaching of students, a university 
must maintain high standards of scholarship and 
intellectual integrity. Its task is not to enable all 
comers to acquire a degree, nor is it responsible for 
the development of social contacts and athletic 
proficiency among its students. Its primary task is to 
provide an education, and anything that interferes 
with our ability to offer to students the finest possible 
kind of education must be regarded with strong 
scepticism. Few men have more than four years in 
college and, although none of us would wish that 
students should study from dawn to dusk, it is obvious 
that valuable educational opportunities will be 
sacrificed if too much time is spent upon the acqui- 
sition of unimportant skills or the chasing of social 
entertainment. 

“Tt is obvious, therefore, that no university can 
continue to perform its true functions efficiently if 
it succumbs to every passing temptation and accedes 
to the requests of all those who, with the best inten- 
tions in the world, wish it to undertake innumerable 
specialized activities. The faculty and administrative 
officers must be continually alert, since it is their 
duty to see that the resources of the university are 
expended in such a fashion that the optimum real 
advantage is obtained for the whole community. 

“But, even if faculties and administrative officers 
perform this task, there still remains much that 
graduates can do for the welfare of the university. 
You are the elder brethren of the academic community, 
its liaison officers in the world of affairs, and we must 
depend upon you to interpret the best ideals of the 
university to mankind in general as well as to keep 
us in touch with what the outside world is thinking 
and doing. If you do not participate in the common 
effort, the University will be impoverished by the 
loss, and I should like to suggest four specific ways 
in which I think you can contribute most effectively. 


“In the first place you can supply funds when the 
University stands in need of them. That is not a new 
idea. You have heard it many times before, and I 
want to assure you that I am not specifically appealing 
for money tonight. Radical as it may seem, I should 
like to suggest, as I did in my Installation address, 
that money is not the most important thing in the 
life of a university, any more than it is in the life of 
an individual. But I need not point out the obvious 
advantages that accrue to a university when it finds 
that close companionship with its graduates enables 
it to seek their assistance on those occasions when the 
existing budget will not permit the completion of work 
that has real significance for the whole community. 

“Entirely apart from questions of budget, graduates 
can make a second important contribution. I have 
already emphasized the fact that universities must, 
by the research of their members, contribute to the 
solution of the problems that confront society. You 


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are familiar with those problems in your daily activ- 
ities. As doctors you come in daily contact with 
sroblems of nutrition and public health; as lawyers 
vou are familiar with the practical effects of legislative 
and regulatory policies; as business men you confront 
he economic problems that are so important to the 
teachers you are aware of the 
each new generation. By 
neans of suggestions, carefully considered in the 
ight of the ideals and functions that I have already 
discussed, you can help us to formulate problems for 
‘esearch in such a way that the results will be most 
valuable, and in some cases you may be able to bring 
to our attention problems of which we were not 
yreviously aware. In addition, you can offer assis- 
tance by the careful observation and reporting of 
facts that bear upon a particular problem—a con- 
ribution of considerable importance in the fields of 
economic and political science where large masses of 
accurate data are essential to any effective research. 

“Tn the third place, you can offer valuable sug- 
gestions for the improvement of instruction. You 
have passed through college, and are now able to 
appraise your academic career in terms of your 
subsequent experience. What studies seemed most 
valuable to you, and which least significant ? Which 
methods of instruction did you find most effective? 
How can the existing work of the University be 
improved? Suggestions of this kind which result 
from your considered judgment will be invaluable to 
those who are responsible for shaping the destinies of 
McGill University, and the officers of The Graduates’ 
Society have assured me of their willingness to serve 
as a clearing house for such proposals as well as a 
forum for the discussion of them. 

“Finally, you are at all times the ambassadors of 
McGill. In most areas outside Montreal, you are the 
only representatives of the University, and it is by 
your wisdom in the community, by the intellectual 
integrity with which you face political, economic and 
social issues, by the reputation that you bear for 
wisdom, by the kind of activities that you carry on, 
that the prestige of McGill is known and respected. 
The University lives, in that sense, only in her 
graduates. 

“In a word, then, all of us who are part of the great 
McGill community must assume the responsibility 
for applying our efforts, our energies and our abilities, 
not only to raise the prestige of the University as an 
end in itself, but to be sure that McGill gives to 
Canada, and to the world, intellectual integrity, 
sound knowledge, wise judgment, and all the service 
that can be offered toward the solution of the problems 
that urgently demand the attention of our generation.” 


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Insulin—a medical discovery that has alleviated 
great suffering—may turn into a boomerang and 
become a curse to later generations, if medical men 
continue to condone propagation by diabetics taking 
the insulin treatment, Prof. C. Leonard Huskins, 
Head of the Department of Genetics at McGill 
University, said in a recent address. Dr. Huskins was 
explaining that uncontrolled medical discoveries could 
have an adverse effect on the future of the race. 
Although offering relief to sufferers in one generation, 
these discoveries sometimes permitted sick parents to 
raise large families, and passed on diseases or defective 
characteristics that were hereditary. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Messages and Greetings Read 
At Montreal Branch Dinner 


HE texts of the messages read at the complimen- 

tary dinner tendered to Principal F. Cyril James 
by the Montreal Branch of The Graduates’ Society 
on January 15 follow: 


Sir Edward Beatty 


Sir Edward Beatty, Chancellor of McGill Uni- 
versity: 

“It is with the deepest regret that I find myself 
unable to be present with you tonight. Unfortu- 
nately, the University has, in the past, produced a 
very large number of skilled physicians and surgeons, 
who have decided that I have been present at too 
many University functions, and that it will be just 
as well that I shall not be with you tonight. 

“I feel special regret, in view of the circumstances 
in which this particular dinner of The Graduates’ 

Society of McGill University is taking place. You 
- are not only met for the purpose of your usual annual 
celebration of your continued interest in the Uni- 
versity of which you are a graduate, but to do so, in 
conjunction with offering a welcome to the new 
Principal now taking office. 

“When it was announced that Dr. Douglas would 
find it necessary to resign the Principalship of this 
University—even if he is to continue his connection 
with us in another capacity—the Governors found 
themselves faced with the necessity of finding some- 
one who would replace him in office. I am myself 
convinced that we have been both wise and fortunate 
in our choice of Dr. James as Principal. Even in his 
short service with the University he has already 
demonstrated those qualities which his previous 
academic career had led us to believe that he pos- 
sessed. In addition, he has had the advantage of 
experience in dealing with the problems of business. 

“His particular field of interest is that of economics. 
In recent years the exploration of this field has been 
on a larger scale than ever before in the history of 
the world. At this moment we are faced, not only with 
those economic problems with which we have become 
only too familiar during the past decade, but with 
a war which, in the end, it is now clear, will prove to 
be the greatest of human adventures in the field of 
economics. 

“We can safely forecast the military outcome of 
the war as a victory for the Allies. How long it will 
take to achieve this, and how far over the world 
surface the struggle must be spread, it is not given to 
any human being to foresee. In the end justice will 
prevail. 

“The political problems of restoring a lasting peace 
in Europe will not be easy of solution. There are 
those who hope that some system of a federation of 
nations may arise from the present conflict, and there 
are those who believe that this is but a dream, and 
that we shall have to find some other method of 
maintaining the peace of Europe. Whichever of 
these views is right, the problems presented by the 
establishment of a lasting peace will be grave—but 
they will be solved. 

“In addition to the military and political problems, 
there are economic problems to be considered of at 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 


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THE MOUNT ROYAL 


Here the ‘‘gang”’ all gather after 
the game to talk over battles lost 
and won. 


Here are held the class parties 
and the biggest social events too. 


And, of course, there is dancing 
to the music of Don Turner—and 
the Coffee Shoppe where McGill 
grads and undergraduates meet 
morning, noon and night. 


The Mount Royal likes McGill 
and we are happy that 


McGill likes the 


MOUNT ROYAL HOTEL 


Vernon G. Cardy 


Vice-President and Managing Director 


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least two types. One ke the actual problem pro 
viding the man power and the material required fo: 
the prosecution of the struggle. I cannot but warn 
you that the gravity of our proble ms in this respect 

cannot be exaggerated. In addition, however, it must 
be evident that whatever the outcome of the war, and 


political restoration of 
shall 


res- 


whatever the nature of the 
Europe which is accomplished as a result, we 
face an infinitely difficult task in the economic 
toration, not only of Europe, but of the world. 

“Tn short, if this University is to play its part by 
providing this nation with the leadership which it 
will require, it is more than ever necessary that t 
leadership — be of men trained to consider the 
whole field of economic problems, and for this, had 
I no other reason, I should be glad to see Dr. James 
presiding over our destiny. 

AS: babe ive e Sdid, is with the 


greatest regret that 


[ find myself unable to be with you. I trust this 
occasion ll | ye, as ever, one of cheerful good fellow- 
ship, and provide a renewed inspiration to you in 
your so clearly expressed desire to continue to serve 
your Alma Mater.” 
Lewis W. Douglas 

Lewis W. Douglas, Ph.D., former Principal of the 


University: 

‘Please extend my warmest and friendliest greetings 
to the membet1 The Graduates’ Society, to the 
members of the Board of Governors, to the members 
of the teaching staff of McGill, and to its many friends. 

“Throughout the many long years that lie ahead, 
despite the troubled condition of our times, the 
critical emergency presently facing us and the ob- 
scurity of the future, we can all look forward under 
Principal James’ direction to the progressive devel- 
opment of McGill as an institution of higher learning, 
and to the enhancement of its fame everywhere in the 
world. 

‘Please convey my warmest personal regards to 
Principal James on this, one of the first of his many 
happy days, and the wish that I might be present in 
person to add one more to an enthusiastic audience. 

“T cannot permit the occasion to pass without 
saying how pleased I am that, unhappily for you, 
my association with McGill will continue, and without 
acknowledging my personal debt of gratitude to the 
Board of Governors, to the members of the staff, to 
the graduates and to the friends of McGill for the 
full cooperation and support they gave me and for 
the many friendships-that I list among the permanent 
personal assets of my life’s balance sheet. 

“Will you extend to the University’s most vigorous 
friend and advocate, the Chancellor, Sir Edward 
Beatty, my sincere hope that he will soon be well 
enough to shoot his friendly darts at us all?” 


Hugh Crombie 


Hugh 
Society: 


-s of 


Crombie, President of The Graduates’ 

“As I will not be able to be with you on Monday 
night, I wish that you would convey my greetings to 
Dr. James, tell him that I listened to the installation 
ceremonies and thought his address was timely and 
pertinent, and that it is my hope that his tenure of 
office as Principal at McGill will be both long and 


successful.”’ 


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‘Four Corners of the Earth” 


1. A. Bancroft, B.A., Ph.D 0, G. Carleton Jones, 
B Sc. 712, and C. S. McLean, B.Sc. "10, Johannesburg, 
South Africa 


“All good wishes for McGill and her new Principal.”’ 


Geoffrey W. Morkill, Past Student (1910-1914), 
Lima, Peru: 
“McGill men in Peru send greetings and sincere 


wishes for success to our new Principal Cyril James.” 


Archibald, B.C.L. ’00, 

“As one of the few graduates living in France I 
take the occasion of the banquet in honour of our 
new Principal to send him from this country a message 
of congratulations and good wishes and to hope that 
under his able guidance McGill will go forward with 
ever increasing prosperity and in the maintenance of 
her high traditions.” 


A. S. Eve, D.Sc. ’08, M.A. ’08, LL.D. 735, former 
Director, Dey partment of Physics ia ‘pee of the 
Faculty of Chae ite Studies and Research, of London, 
England: 

“As President McGill Society of the British Isles 
I send our cordial greetings of welcome to distinguished 
new Principal at Graduates’ Dinner wishing him a 
long successful career at our University with its 
great past and unbounded future possibilities.” 


Sir Maurice Peterson, His 
Ambassador to Spain, Madrid: 

‘Highly appreciate opportunity offer new Principal 
and University warmest congratulations and best 
wishes. McGill through my father’s association 
remains my happiest memory and commands my 
deepest interest and affection.”’ 


SG: Paris, France: 


Britannic Majesty's 


Principal's Calendar 


Other activities of Dr. F. Cyril James, as recorded 
by the Montreal press, include: 


December 

Guest of honour at a reception given by Dean 
Esdras Minville and the members of the staff of the 
School of Higher Commercial Studies, Montreal. 


Speaker at the annual banquet of the Commerce 
Graduates Association of McGill University, Mont- 
real, at which he urged more co-operation between 
business men and students in commerce and eco- 


nomics. ook. £€* 


Speaker at the annual banquet of the McGill 
Engineering Undergraduate Society, Montreal. 

Speaker at the annual banquet of the Bond Club, 
Philadelphia, Pa. Discussing ‘‘The Economic Reper- 
cussions of War,”’ Dr. James stated that the economic 
resources of the whole world are being mobilized for 
war on an unprecedented scale. No matter how 
carefully the neutrality of the United States may be 
preserved in the political field, he said it was im- 
possible for the American business man or the Ameri- 


can worker to escape from the repercussions of so vast 
an economic organization. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


January 


Appointed a member of the Protestant Committee. 
Provincial Education Council, Province of Quebec. 
* * * * 


Addressing the Bond Section of the Pennsylvania 
Bankers’ Association, Philadelphia, Dr. James stated 
that while the United States might attempt to follow 
theoretically an isolationist policy, from a practical 
and business point of view that country could not 
separate itself from the European conflict. 

In his first message to McGill students as Principal 
of the University, published in the McGull Daily, 
Dr. James called upon all undergraduates to “resolve 
to be worthy of our heritage,”’ adding: ‘The record 
of McGill during the last Great War constitutes one 
of the most brilliant pages in its distinguished history, 
and the story that is being written today is a worthy 
sequel.” ee 


Urged a closer link between industry and the 
scientific staffs of universities in an address before 
the annual convention of the Canadian Pulp and 
Paper Association, Montreal. 

* * * * 

Emphasized the necessity for clear, critical and 
continuous thinking on the facts that are available 
in order to solve the complex problems of post-war 
reconstruction at a special luncheon meeting of the 
Canadian Club of Montreal. 

February 

Told the annual convention of the Canadian 
Industrial Traffic League, Montreal, that, as the war 
progresses, “the growth of Canada’s national wealth 
will be greater than the growth of Canada’s national 
debt; and that the burden of that debt, if we continue 
along the line of conservative financing, will not be 
any greater, and perhaps less, than at present.”’ 

* ok * # 


Said, in an address at the annual dinner of the 
Engineering Institute of Canada, Toronto, that 
patriotism, co-ordination and mild inflation constitute 
the “trinity of forces’’ upon which the democratic 
powers have relied to expand the physical volume of 
production in time of war. 

* * * x 

Speaking at the Founder's Day celebration at 
Macdonald College, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Dr. James 
said that the ideals of Sir William Macdonald are more 
significant today than they were forty years ago, and 
that his memory could be best perpetuated by putting 
his ideals into actual practice. 

x oe # & 


Declared in an address before the Canadian Club 
of Toronto that “‘the citizens of the democracies are 
fighting in order that men may be able to live their 
lives in peace and security; the armies of Germany 
and Russia are engaged in an effort to exalt the majesty 


of the state,” * * & # 


Speaking at a dinner attended by members of 
McGill’s 1940 graduating classes in Medicine, 
Dr. James stated that in no institution, other than a 
university, does the same opportunity exist for a free 
interchange of ideas, coupled with frankness and 
criticism. 


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44 THE McGILL NEWS 


News and Notes A\bout the Branches 
Of The Graduates’ Society 


Winnipeg Branch 


A B. ROSEVEAR, K.C., B.A. ’16, was elected 

* President of the Winnipeg Branch of The 
Graduates’ Society, and 
CVE Hitt, MESe. ot" 
was named Secretary- 
Treasurer, at a meeting 
in the Royal Alexandra 
Hotel on December 8. The 
brief business meeting pre- 
ceded a reception and 
dinner in honour of L. W. 
Douglas, retiring Principal 
of McGill. About fifty 
graduates were present. 
Mr. Douglas delivered an 
address on McGill affairs. 
The vote of thanks was 
proposed by George Cole, 
BAS 02; Bsc: 06. 5: Nit. 
Rosevear was in the chair. 

After the meeting, Mr. 
Douglas entrained for 
Regina. Among those who accompanied him to the 
station were G. F. Stephens, M.D., C.M. ’07, R. V. 
Slavin, B.Sc. ’10, E. P. Fetherstonhaugh, B.Sc. 99, 
Major Norman Hall, B.Sc. ’07, and Mr. Rosevear. 


Robson, Winnipeg 


A. B. RosEVEAR 


Vancouver and District Branch 


FOLLOWING an informal dinner in his honour at 

the Vancouver Club, L. W. Douglas, retiring Prin- 
cipal of McGill, addressed a meeting of the Vancouver 
and District Branch of The Graduates’ Society in the 
Vancouver Hotel on December 11. About 125 mem- 
bers and their friends were present, including C. F. 
Covernton, M.D. ’05, President of the Branch, who 
was in the chair; R. E. McKechnie, M.D. ’90, LL.D. 
’21, Chancellor of the University of British Columbia; 
Mrs. Davies, B.A. ’25; and Ross Wilson, B.Com. ’24, 
Secretary. During his address, Mr. Douglas dis- 
cussed the contribution of the universities to the life 
of the Dominion and the Empire, and the position 
McGill holds among the universities in the English- 
speaking world. 


Victoria and District Branch 


T A luncheon meeting of the McGill Graduates 
Society of Victoria and District, held in the 
Empress Hotel on December 11, L. W. Douglas, 
retiring Principal of McGill, outlined a number of the 
University’s problems. Dr. M. H. Robertson in- 
troduced Mr. Douglas and the vote of thanks was 
proposed by Hon. G. M. Weir, M.D., Provincial 
Minister of Education, who also extended a welcome 
on behalf of the Provincial Government. About 
thirty members of the Society were present. 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 


Saskatchewan Branch 


BOUT thirty members of the Saskatchewan 
Branch of The Graduates’ Society attended a 
luncheon in honour of L. W. Douglas, retiring Prin- 
cipal of the University, in the Hotel Saskatchewan, 
Regina, on December 9. Mr. Douglas addressed the 
gathering on the internal affairs of the University. 
Lt.-Col. J. G. Robertson, President of the Branch, 
presided, and the vote of thanks was proposed by 
Dr. David Low. Others present included: Mrs. 
Robertson, Lt.-Col. G. L. Cameron and Mrs. Cameron, 
Dr. and Mrs. A. D. Mackenzie, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. 
Spratt, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gibson, Dr. J. C. Black, 
Mrs. David Low, Dr. C. M. Henry, Dr. and Mrs. 
A. N. Hardy, Dr. F. W. Hart, Dr. and Mrs. O. E. 
Rothwell, Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brown, Dr. and Mrs. 
Allan W. Blair, Dr. F. D. Munroe, Mr. and Mrs. 
J. Maclean, Dr. and Mrs. Urban Gareau. 

Following the luncheon, Mr. Douglas visited the 
new Cancer Clinic at the Grey Nuns’ Hospital and 
the Criminological Laboratory at the Barracks of the 
Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Mr. Douglas was 
accompanied by Col. Robertson and Dr. Blair, and 
the latter acted as host at the Hospital. Major 
Maurice Powers, M.D. 34, conducted Mr. Douglas 
through the Laboratory of which he is the Director. 


St. Maurice Valley Branch 


HE annual winter gathering of the St. Maurice 

Valley Branch of The Graduates’ Society was 
held in the Chateau de Blois, Three Rivers, on 
Saturday, March 2, when 75 graduates of McGill 
and other universities in the Valley met to welcome 
Principal F. C. James as their guest and speaker. 
J. F. Wickenden, President of the Society, acted as 
chairman and toastmaster at the banquet, calling 
upon G. B. Glassco, Executive Secretary of the 
Parent Society, to introduce Principal James who 
was thanked at the conclusion of a most interesting 
address by R. J. Clark. J. D. Converse responded to 
the toast to ““Alma Mater’’ which was received with 
enthusiasm. Toasts to sister universities and the 
Canadian Active Service Force were proposed by 
A. C. Abbott and K. S. LeBaron, respectively. Sub- 
sequent to the luncheon curling games were enjoyed 
at the Three Rivers Club. 

Those present included: 


From Three Rivers: A. C. Abbott, S. B. Baxter, 
C,H ‘Champion, R.J.- Clark, Din B= Bllisa es ceh: 
Fregeau, J. A. Hambly, A. S. Jacques, H. D. Keay, 


K. S. LeBaron, Capt. J. M. F. Malone, T. P. Malone, 
J. M. Mitchell, T. F. Mitchell, F. R. MacPherson, 
A. W. Peters, C. H. Skelton, T. Sutton, A. C. Shackell, 
A. Sissons, J. F. Wickenden. 

From Shawinigan Falls:S. Anderson, F. H. Andrews, 
D. Bennett, C. B. Brown, E. T. Buchanan, J: D. 
Converse, C. H. Crutchfield, Gordon H. Crutchfield, 
M. Eaton, Dr. S. Kaine, E. P. MacDonald, H. C. 


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Armour Landry, Trois-Rivieres 


At the annual banquet of the St. Maurice Valley Branch, 
left to right: R. J. Clark, B.C.L. ’21, Principal F. C. 
James, J. F. Wickenden, B.Sc, ’20, President. 


Mersereau, M. H. Moore, W. D. Mosher, H. Murphy, 
R. Rutherford, S. McD. Scott, J. M. Sharpe, L. B. 
Stirling, W. Swift, D. C. Turner, A. H. Watier, Don 
Wilson, J. Cameron, R. W. Herzer. 

From Grand’Mere: A. T. Dawe, R. Eastwood, 
D. B. Foss, B. S. H. Hatfield, H. S. Hooper, C. S. 
Kee, R. O. Lindsey, W. R. MacLeay, W. B. Scott, 
H. L. Timmins, Eric W. Wheatley. 

Guests included Principal James, G. B. Glassco, 
R. Collins, R. W. Mitchell, H. Freeman, C. D. Jentz, 
Rev. A. E. E. Legge, Rev. W. S. Jones, S. J. Smart, 
F. S. Raymant, A. R. Meldrum, S. M. Sutherland, 
A. S. McNab, Geo. W. Backer, V. Jepsom, C. H. 
Savage, J. Derome, Mr. McNutt. 


Quebec Branch 


R. F, CYRIL JAMES, Principal and Vice-Chan- 

cellor of the University, was the guest of honour 
at the annual dinner of the Quebec Branch of The 
Graduates’ Society held in the Chateau Frontenac on 
Thursday evening, February 29. In his address, the 
Principal outlined the part Canadian universities, 
particularly McGill, are playing in Canada’s war 
effort, and stressed the problems they will be called 
upon to face and solve in the inevitable period of 
reconstruction which will follow. Dr. R. C. Hastings, 
President of the Branch, who was in the chair, in- 
troduced Dr. James, and the vote of thanks was 
proposed by Dr. G. W. Parmelee. Others at the 
head table were: C. K. McLeod, representing the 
Parent Society; Mgr. Camille Roy, Rector of Laval 
University; Ven. Archdeacon F. G. Scott, Oscar 
Boulanger and Alfred Savard, Justices of the Superior 
Court; Brig.-Gen. E. J. Renaud, Officer Commanding, 
Military District No. 5; and Montefiore Joseph, one 
of McGill’s oldest graduates. 

Others present at the dinner were: E. Haberer, 
E. E. Ross, H. S. Billings, Dr. Rothwell, Mr. Ray, 
Miss Treaves, Mr. and Mrs. L. Roy, Mr. and Mrs. 
M. T. Bancroft, H. E. Huestis, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. 
Webster, Miss McDermott, Mrs. J. H. Price, G. H. 
Bridge, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Little, Mr. and Mrs. 
J. O. Wilson, C. E. Sainte-Marie, W. G. Brown, 
R. H. Farnsworth, R. R. Winslow, American Consul; 
J. C. Dawson, D. H. Barclay, Dr. R. Langlais, Rev. 
and Mrs. Traill, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Gibaut, Dr. and 


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Mrs. A. C. Hill, Mr. and Mrs. D. O’Gallagher, A. A. 
Scott, J]. G. O’Donnell, Sgt. Herone, Mrs. Renaud, 
Colonel McGreevy, E. C. Woodley, E. H. S. Wood- 
side, Dr. W. LeM. Carter, Dr. W. H. Delaney, 
Dr. E. B. Convery, Vice-President; Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert Ford, Dr. and Mrs. B. T. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. 
P. H. Laframboise, B. Pelletier, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. 
G. Macalister, Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Elliott, J. 
O’Halloran, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Hyndman, Dr. and 
Mrs. H. Rowley, Mr. and Mrs. Leo deHaitre, Dr. and 
Mrs. W. P. Percival, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. G. Mariotti, 
C. D. Johnson, R. B. McDunnough, G. A. Brown, 
\. G. Penny, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Duffy, Mrs. G. W. 
Parmelee, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. MacDairmid, T. C. 
Denis, Mr. and Mrs. D. Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. 
Gray-Donald, Dr. and Mrs. Rooney, Miss Marion 
Smith, Mrs. R. C. Hastings, and René Dupuis, 
Secretary of the Branch. 


Alumnae Society 
"TH E Alumnae Society of McGill University enter- 
tained the Graduating Class of 1940 at a reception 
in the Royal Victoria College on the afternoon of 
February 2. Two hundred were present. On behalf 
of the Society, Miss Grace Gardner, President, pre- 
sented a sports blanket for the use of future R.V.C. 
teams to Miss Ruth Payne, President of the Class of 
1940. After tea, an interesting address on ‘‘Dramatics 
in Education—Then and Now”’ was given by Charles 
Rittenhouse. 


(For other news about the Branches, see page 34) 


Botanist’s Holiday 


(Continued from Page 22) 


they extended as far east and west as north and south 
there must have been more than twenty-eight millions 
of them! Here, too, we saw a number of sea-snakes, 
but though like the Ancient Mariner I watched them 
long, I cannot truthfully say that: 
“They moved in tracks of shining white, 

And when they reared, the elfish light 

Fell off in hoary flakes.” 

Singapore is exceedingly interesting and colourful, 
but I expected the Raffles Hotel to be more imposing. 
Through the kindness of the director of the Botanic 
Garden I was able to watch the famous plant-col- 
lecting monkeys which are on the staff there. 
of the most difficult problems of field botany in the 
tropics is to collect specimens from high up in the 
jungle. The monkeys are trained to do this. 

From Singapore I went up-country to Seremban to 
spend a week-end on a rubber plantation. The most 
striking plant of this region was an enormous specimen 
of Jelutong (Dyera laxiflora) which towered above the 
surrounding jungle. Jelutong is used like chicle for 
the manufacture of chewing gum and Malaya exported 
5,149 tons of it in 1933, all but 128 tons going to the 
United States. 

I was taken to visit my host's colleague and was 
delighted to see there—as a pet—a specimen of the 
curious Slow Loris (Nycticebus tardigradus). This 


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beautiful little animal, a native of Malaya, has fur 
like a teddy bear and makes a charming pet. It 
lived in a box with a black kitten and a young wahwah 
monkey (Hylobates sp.?, a Gibbon). While I was 
there a small black cobra was killed on the steps of the 
bungalow. 

On my way to rejoin the ship at Port Swettenham 
I saw sago-palms (Metroxylon sagus), large plantations 
of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis, from which palm oil 
and palm-kernel oil are obtained) and many large 
screw-pines (Pandanus sp.). At Port Swettenham 
the ship was loading rubber both in the solid and in 
latex form. 

Next day we tied up at Belawan-Deli, in Sumatra, 
to load palm oil. All day it poured into the ship 
through a six-inch pipe and by nightfall we had taken 
on more than a thousand tons. We were able to get 
ashore and I travelled up to Medan—a few miles 
inland—to visit the research station. 

Again we crossed to the Malay Peninsula, this time 
to pause briefly at beautiful Penang where we loaded 
tin and I made a hurried visit to the famed Water-fall 
Gardens. Among the plants there were beautifully- 
shaped specimens of Ironwood (Mesua ferrea) showing 
the young red leaves to perfection. Many tropical 
plants have leaves which are red when young. The 
reason for this is not fully understood. Near the 
entrance was a specimen of the Upas tree (Antaris 
toxicaria), the source of dreaded arrow poisons. 

At sunset we weighed anchor and started on the 
long voyage home, and at dusk next day rounded 
Achin Head, the northernmost tip of Sumatra. 

As we travelled westward across the Indian Ocean, 
first the S.W. monsoons and then the S.E. trades 
gave us heavy swells and imparted a somewhat un- 
easy motion to the ship. 
Mauritius. All this time the radio brought more and 
more ominous news and when the mountains of 


On the 25th we sighted 


Madagascar were visible we received orders to go to 
Durban. As we approached the African coast 
“cape-pigeons”’ (a kind of petrel) and Albatross came 
to keep us company. No admirer of Coleridge could 
see the latter without a very special thrill. 

At Durban the chief pilot came out with orders 
which sent us off on the last long leg of our journey to 
New York. As we rounded ‘the Cape’ came the 
word that we were at war. Three weeks’ sail from 
home and on a British ship we felt very much in the 
war! All hands volunteered to paint ship and for a 
week we slapped grey paint over everything. Ports 
were closed and darkened and we travelled without 
lights. Boats were provisioned, swung out.and made 
ready for quick use, timbers from the swimming 
pool being pressed into use for rubbing strips. Zig- 
zagging towards the end, we ‘‘made it’’ to New York 
without unpleasant incident after a forty-one day 
voyage from Penang. 


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Science '08 Holds 20th Annual Dinner 


Front row, left to right: Marius Letourneau, Walter Ahern, Gordon S. Sproule, Charles Ayre, Harvey Trimmingham; 
standing: Cecil Ross, John Forbes, Walter Briegel, Gilbert Robertson, 
James Cameron, Walter Spencer and G. McL. Pitts. 


ON Saturday evening, November 4, 1939, following 
the Queen’s-McGill football game, the Class of 
Science ’08 held its twentieth consecutive Annual 
Class Dinner in the benign atmosphere of the Faculty 
Club. Principals may come and principals may go, 
but Science ’08 goes on—well, maybe not forever for 
some are getting a little thin on top and a little gray 
at the sides, but the Old McGill spirit still is there. 

These Science ‘08 dinners have been held under 
changing circumstances and in many places as the 
years have passed, but the important point is that they 
have been held. Sometimes the function has taken 
place in the Windsor Station, sometimes at the Arts 
Club, sometimes at the Graduates’ Club, and when 
we have felt particularly optimistic (1928) at the 
University Club. Sometimes it has been a private 
affair, sometimes in conjunction with another class, 
sometimes at a Founder’s Day dinner, and usually 
following a Toronto-McGill football game. 

The members of the Class attending change from 
time to time, but there have always been the faithful 
few who by their continued interest have made possible 
the record this Class enjoys. 

The photograph above was taken as a souvenir of 
this year’s dinner and is reproduced for the benefit 
of those widely-scattered members who were unable 
to be present. 

After dinner coloured movies of the visit of the 
King and Queen and of the New York World’s Fair 
were shown, followed by a discussion of McGill affairs, 
past, present and future. 


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The Class extends to our new Principal a warm 
welcome and its sincere best wishes for a long and 
happy sojourn among us, filled with achievement for 
McGill—Gordon MclL. Pitts, Class Secretary. 


First Reunion of Commerce '30 


IFTEEN members of Commerce '30 gathered at 

the Faculty Club, McTavish Street, Montreal, 
on February 23, for their first reunion since graduation 
ten years ago. Arrangements were in the capable 
hands of Herb Warren who welcomed the Class and 
proposed a toast to Old McGill. Prof. John Culliton 
replied and proposed a toast to Commerce ’30. Other 
toasts included one to the bachelor members, proposed 
by William (Pinkie) McMaster and responded to by 
George Baker. Bill Seaton provided some interesting 
statistics covering the various activities of the mem- 
bers of the Class. After dinner, bridge and skittles 
were played. Prize-winners were Gil Boright and 
Easton Grant, respectively. Plans were formulated 
for a golf tournament to be held sometime this 
summer.—Francis T. Guill. 


McGill Registration Records Gain 


Registration at McGill University, exclusive of 
students enrolled for extension courses, shows an 
increase of 149 this session. Registration for 1939-40 
totals 3,424, of whom 2,322 are male students and 
1,102 female students. Last session’s total was 3,275. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


On His Majesty's Service — II 


(Continued from Page 27) 
Civilian Service 


Among the McGill men who took a leading part in 
the recent campaign for funds in the Province of 
Quebec by the Canadian Legion War Services, 
Incorporated, were the following: 


Cape, CoLoneL E. G. M., D.S.O., (B.A.Sc. 98), Joint Chairman 
of the Campaign. 

GRAFFTEY, Major W. A. M.C., (B.Sc. ’14). 

HutTcuHison, Bruce, (Past Student). 

Bowen, Dr. G. A., (M.D. '92), District Chairman in Magog. 

ECHENBERG, Cot. S., (Past Student), District. Chairman in 
Sherbrooke. 

HATCHER, THE REVEREND W. S., (B.A. '24), District Chairman 
in Huntingdon. 

STOCKWELL, CoLoneL R. F., (B.A. '08, B.C.L. 11), District 
Chairman in Cowansville. 

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BALLANTYNE, CHARLEs T., (B.A. ’23, B.C.L. 26), a member of 
the law firm of Meredith, Holden, Heward, and Holden, 
Montreal, has been appointed Secretary-General of the 
Anglo-French Purchasing Board in the United States. 

Bovey, Lieut.-Co.. WILFRID, O.B.E., LL.B., D.Litt. (B.A. ’03), 
Director of Extra-Mural Relations, McGill University, has 
been appointed National Chairman of the Educational Branch 
of the Canadian Legion War Services, Inc. In co operation 
with the Canadian Association for Adult Education, of which 
Colonel Bovey is President, this organization plans to provide 
an educational service of practical value to the men of Canada’s 
armed forces, 

Forp, W. Max, (B.A. ’30, B.C.L. ’33), formerly Principal of 
King’s School, Westmount, and more recently head of the 
School of Commerce in the Sir George Williams College, 
Montreal, is serving overseas in the Y.M.C.A. branch of the 
Auxiliary Services, 1st Division, Canadian Active Service 
Force. 

Gautt, Lrgut.-Cot. ANDREW HamixTon, D.S.O., (Past Student ), 
former Commanding Officer of Princess Patricia’s Canadian 
Light Infantry, is a Member of the Advisory Committee in 
England of the Canadian Legion War Services, Incorporated. 

Hanratty, C. J., (Past Student), has been appointed one of the 
Joint Press Censors at Ottawa. 

Jones, Dr. T. W., (B.A. '16, M.A. ’21), Minister of Calvary 
United Church, Montreal, has been granted indefinite leave 
by the Montreal Presbytery of the United Church of Canada 
and is serving overseas with the Y.M.C.A. branch of the 
Auxiliary Services, C.A.S.F. He served overseas with the 
Y.M.C.A. in the Great War. 

LuMsDEN, Major Hucu A., (B.Sc. '12), of Hamilton, Ontario, 
has been appointed Field Inspection Engineer of Construction 
for the Central District of the War Supply Board. 

McOwat, L. C., (B.S.A. ’15), of the Agricultural Department of 
the Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal, has been appointed 
to special war-time duties as a member of the Canadian 
Bacon Board. 

Porr, CoLonEL Maurice A., M.C., (B.Sc. 11 ), while continuing 
other duties in the Department of National Defence, Ottawa, 
has been appointed Chairman of the Government's Censorship 
Co-Ordination Committee. 

Rapinowircu, Dr. I. M., (M.D. '17, D.Sc. ’32), Director of the 
Department of Metabolism and Chief of the Diabetes Clinic 
in the Montreal General Hospital and Professor of Medicine 
at McGill University, returned to Montreal late in February 
after carrying out some months of wartime research for the 
British Government. 


Enrolment in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and 
Research this session totals 231, the University an- 
nounced recently. There are 101 candidates studying 
for the Doctor of Philosophy degree, fifty for Master 
of Science, sixty-nine for Master of Arts, six for 
Master of Engineering, one for Master of Commerce, 
three for Master of Civil Law, and one pursuing a 
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“An Old War-Horse Scents Battle Again 


NDER the above heading, Marc. T. McNeil, 

Sports Editor of The Gazette, Montreal, paid 
striking tribute to Major (now Lieutenant-Colonel) 
D. Stuart Forbes, McGill’s Athletics Manager, in his 
column ‘‘Casual Close-Ups” on January 10. Mr. 
McNeil’s appreciation of ‘““The Major’”’ follows: 

For 17 years now that versatile human dynamo 
D. Stuart Forbes—‘‘The Major” to the legions who 
know him—has been as much a part of McGill as the 
martlets that prance on the University’s proud crest. 
You’d find this sturdy, jolly Athletics Manager in his 
office in the Union almost any day, sitting before a 
desk heaped with work, a man of burly, chunky 
physique, of limitless vitality and enthusiasm and of 
unfailing good humour. No matter how occupied he 
was, he'd take time off to talk, swinging around in 
his swivel chair to look out through the leaded panes 
of an old-fashioned bay window. He might even 
serve you tea, or else he might diagram you to death 
with his latest schemes for “opening up” Canadian 
football. (The Major was always hatching out plans 
to put teeth in the ‘‘offence.’’) 

Or again you might find him striding, restless and 
excited, atop Molson Stadium’s crow’s nest at college 
football games in all kinds of weather—protected 
from driving rain by his weather-beaten green slicker 
and a dripping old hat; or from the cold by his famous 
shaggy old buffalo coat. 

Or still again you might be his guest at one of those 
cosy dinner parties he’d arrange, with the piece de 
resistance trout he had caught himself, or succulent 
pink Virginia ham or Hungarian goulash, a dish in the 
preparation of which he prided himself enormously. 
(He says he learned to cook and laid the foundation 
for his culinary skill as a boy at Powter’s Camp long 
years ago.) 

x * * ® 

A man of numerous and widely-diversified hobbies 
—designing heraldic devices for McGill pennants, 
painting, archery, boomerang-throwing, cooking and 
so on, ad infinitum—Stuart is essentially an out- 
door man, and fishing and sailing are his most keenly- 
relished pastimes. There is nothing he likes better 
than to get away for his summer vacation and spend 
three weeks meandering about Lake Superior in a 
50-foot ketch owned by a friend of his. A few years 
ago, the foursome which annually makes this cruise 
were contemplating an Atlantic crossing in that same 
small boat, but their families vetoed the idea. 

In addition to all these varied interests and pursuits, 
* The Major has always been prominent in national 
and international athletic circles. He is a former 
President of the Canadian Rugby Union; a Past 
President of the Quebec Branch, A.A.U. of C. and is 
presently head of the International Intercollegiate 
Amateur Hockey League. And as Athletics Manager 
at McGill, he occupied a position which kept his hands 
full and one which he dealt with in the vigorous 
manner so typical of him. 

You’d think then, perhaps, that a man with so 
many interests in life could ask for little more in the 
way of activity. But, curiously enough, Stuart has 
been fretful and feeling a little ‘out of the swim” in 
recent months; indeed, ever since the first week of 


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Lt.-Cot. D. Stuart Forses, M.C. 


September. Graduate engineer and architect, artist, 
sportsman, gourmet and leader of the athletic destinies 
of a great University, Stuart Forbes is above all a 
soldier. And he has been aching to get into this 
man-sized war ever since it started. 

* * * * 


Two months ago, he told us confidentially that there 
was the possibility he might be assigned command 
of a tank corps in Ontario, and he was hoping hard. 
“I’m a machine-gunner myself,” he said, ‘‘but I’ve 
got to get into this show somehow.”’, You see, Major 
D. Stuart Forbes, M.C., went through “‘Wipers”’ and 
Vimy in World War I. He got his M.C. in the big 
“June second show (1916)” at Ypres. “It just came 
with the rations,” grins The Major when you ask 
him about his decoration. There, he also got the 
deep scar that furrows one cheek, where a_ bullet 
ploughed its way. In ’17, he was peppered with 
shrapnel at Vimy Ridge, and some of his close friends 
will tell you that he still carts around half a dozen 
pieces of metal inside him as mementos. 


So as an old soldier he can’t bear to be left out of 
this war. And now he won't be, for he is to take 
charge of a new machine-gun training centre to be 
established here. So everything is ‘‘first-class’” with 
The Major now. Where his appointment will take 
him he does not know, but what he silently prays for 
is that it will lead him back ‘“‘over there.” — 


THE McGILL NEWS 


The Major is an amazing man with an amazing 
background. His father was J. Colin Forbes, R.C_4. 
who painted portraits of King Edward VII and Queer 
Alexandria, Gladstone, Campbell Bannerman, Laurie 
and Macdonald. Many of his paintings were de 
stroyed when the Parliament Buildings in Ottaw: 
were burned, February 5, 1916. Stuart’s brother 
Kenneth, also became an R.C.A., following in hi: 
father’s footsteps by doing portraits of statesmen like 
the Rt. Hon. R. B Bennett and of half a dozen gen 
erals, among numerous other works, some of whicl 
adorn the War Memorial. 


Stuart, too, has inherited talent for art, but he ha: 
too many facets to his nature to have concentratec 
on that alone and developed:it fully. Toronto-born 
he attended Ashbury College, Abbington, Montrea 
High and McGill, graduating in Engineering in 1911 
and in Architecture in 1915. He went overseas with 
the First University Company as a machine-gunnel 
attached to the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light 
Infantry—the fighting Princess Pat’s of undying glory 
and renown. A machine-gunner as long as he was ir 
action, Stuart was made chief instructor of the 
Machine-Gun Depot at Seaford after he was wounded 
for the second time. 


After the war, he returned to McGill and received 
an appointment to the instructional staff of the 
Department of Architecture. He also had charge of 
the University’s C.0O.T.C. and was a member of the 
Royal Canadian Machine-Gun Brigade. A year later 
he was given command of the Princess Pat’s machine- 
gunners in Winnipeg. And it was there in 1923 that 
he received a telegram from McGill offering him the 
post of Athletics Manager, which he accepted and 
has held ever since. 


Stuart was an athlete himself as an undergraduate, 
but in tune with his tremendous energy and passion 
for variety, he was not content to star in one or two 
sports. He had to have a finger in every pie. He was 
quarterback of the McGill football team; captain, 
manager and player of the basketball team, he won 
track events, he boxed, he played soccer and English 
rugby, and participated ‘‘all told in maybe 20 assorted 
sports,” as he puts it himself. 


McGill is “home” to him, but so is the Army. At 
peace, he would prefer to be nowhere else but McGill. 
At war, he wants to be back in the “big show,” in one 
capacity or another. Well, he has his heart’s desire 
now, and he is happy. They say he will be given the 
rank of Lieutenant-Colonel with his new appointment. 
But even if he should be a Major-General before this 
war is over, Stuart Forbes will always remain ‘The 
Major” to hundreds of McGill men and his other 
friends. 


“Lest We Forget” 


Veterans of the first Great War, members of the 
Canadian Active Service Force, friends and relatives 
gathered at the grave of Lieutenant-General Sir 
Arthur Currie, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., Commander of 
the Canadian Corps and Principal of McGill Uni- 
versity, on December 3 and held a memorial service 
in his honour. The ceremony marked the sixth anni- 
versary of Sir Arthur’s death and burial. 


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THIS school offers every facility for the training of boys in accor- 

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The Late Georgina Hunter 2 


CATHERINE I. MACKENZIE 


list. After graduation, the girls of this class met in 


N JANUARY of this year died Miss Georgina ' 
“Let’s go to college.’ 


Hunter of the Class of 1888, the first class of 
women to graduate from McGill University. Her 
long and interesting life sows what a woman of high I 
intelligence, goodwill, zeal ind great executive qualities and asked to see the Principal. The Principal, 
can accomplish for the conmunity as a whole as well ’r. Dawson, was sympathetic and kindly, as prin- 
i as for women in particula’. cipals have ever been at McGill to women’s requests 
Miss Hunter was a Mortrealer by birth and widely (these women were fifteen years old), but, as usual, 
though she travelled in her holidays and later in her nade the inevitable answer, ‘“We have no money 
complete leisure, her lirks with this city always When $50,000 was given by the Hon. Donald Smith 
brought her home. Somstimes it was to help in a in October of that year for the higher education of 
national crisis, again to picture to her stay-at-home women, the High School girls “went to college.” 
friends life abroad as sem through her penetrating When the girls reached their third year, Miss 
eyes, or to give enjoyment to her intimate associates Hunter, their former teacher, joined them and com- 
in the hospitality of her artistic home. pleted her University course. She graduated with 

Miss Hunter’s teaching career, however, was the her pupils in a memorable Convocation in the William 
central theme of her life She had exceptional in- Molson Hall with the Governor-General and Lady 


Mrs. Reid’s house and one said, 
Mrs. Reid was encouraging, so Rosalie McLea and 
Telen Reid went by themselves to McGill University 


” 


i i tellectual gifts and she scught to enlarge her know- Lansdowne present. Miss Hunter was given the 
- ledge by further study, :aking advantage of every honour of presenting a bouquet to Her Excellency. 

a opportunity the city offered an intel- Miss Hunter’s riper scholarship won her 
lectual young woman in the seventies. First Rank Honours in English and the 

€ In 1871, at Mrs. Molsons house, there Shakespeare Gold Medal. Professor, 

ie 4 was formed the Ladies Educational afterwards Dean Moyse, was heard to 

je Association to give highe education to say to a disappointed student, “Henry, 


my boy, I should like to have given you 


inquiring girls. It was organized by 
the medal, but, dash it, man, Miss 


a) 

ay 
a women, with a woman scretary, Miss 
' ; 


Helen Gairdner, and finarced by women 
to give university educitional oppor- 
tunities to young women. They turned 
to the University Facuty for their 
lecturers, and this group of eminently 
learned men interested in women’s 
education gave lectures on literature, 
classics and science. ‘Those students 
who reached the standa'd set by the 
University examinations, ‘eceived in due 
course a rank called Associate in Arts, 
and upon further study, Senior Associate in Arts. 


The Protestant Board of School Commissioners of 
the City of Montreal realzed the need of a school for 
the daughters of citizens who desired for their girls 
a sound education such asthe High School of Montreal 
provided for their sons. The Ladies’ Educational 
Association provided highsr education but elementary 
and secondary schooling for the daughters of citizens 
of moderate means was still lacking. Hence, the 
Board in 1875 established on Metcalfe Street, on 
the east side near Burnsick, the High School for Girls, 
with classes from ‘‘prepa‘atory” to ‘‘senior.”” When 
Mrs. Scott retired, Mrs Fuller, a member of the 
staff, became Headmistiess. It was during Mrs. 
Fuller’s regime that Miss Hunter, Senior Associate in 
Arts, came in 1881, from the Sherbrooke Street School 
to the High School for Girls to teach literature, 
history and latin in the tipper forms III to VI. 

A class of very brilliznt girls, inspired by Miss 
Hunter’s teaching and zal for study, graduated in 
1884, each member passing the Associate in Arts 
examination with a stancing equal to matriculation. 
One of the girls even dared to lead the Matriculation 


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Miss GEORGINA HUNTER 
IN 1888 


Hunter wrote so much better papers 
han you.” A few years ago Miss 
Hunter endowed a prize ‘‘For excellence 
in English subjects for a student of the 
High School for Girls proceeding to the 
niversity.”’ 

Miss Hunter had remained on the 
staff of the High School for Girls during 
1er academic course, so the great event 
was recorded in the prospectus by 
putting the treasured B.A. in place 
of S.A.A. after Miss Hunter’s name. She was the 
first university graduate and for a fairly long while 
the only one on the staff. She founded the High 
School for Girls Society for the graduates of the school. 
They often had the pleasure of a lecture illustrated by 
slides from Miss Hunter whose vividly descriptive 
style evoked her hearers’ interest in extensive and 
intelligent travel particularly in Italy. The gifts from 
the Society to the school still are its most treasured 
possessions, showing that Miss Hunter’s taste and 
judgment on beautiful objects is still unassailable. 
Miss Hunter made the beauty of English poetry 
sing to the ears of her pupils by her exquisite reading 
in class. No affectation was there but an enlightened 
rendering of the poetry by a lovely voice. 

In 1904, Miss Hunter became Lady Principal of 
the High School for Girls. To the end of her days 
Miss Hunter knew by name all the girls who had been 
at school from 1881 to 1911 when she retired. Former 
pupils used to approach Miss Hunter in her later 
years a little diffidently with ‘‘I do not know if you 
remember me, Miss Hunter,’”’ to be answered em- 
phatically, ‘Of course I do, Louise’ or “Mary.” 


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Upon graduation from McGill, Miss Hunter | ; ‘SA tee 7 
founded the Alumnae Society of McGill University 
and became its first President. The early graduates 
wrote and read learned papers mainly on art and TRUST SERVICES 
literature, but the social teachings of John Ruskin, for the 
mingled as they were with art and literature, made 
themselves felt among the members. Miss Hunter Spee é - 
led.the way to the founding of the University Settle- Individual, Estate, Corporation 
ment by starting a girls’ club and lunch room on 
Jurors Street at which busy teachers and under- | 
graduates served meals and made menus for the 
underpaid shop and factory girls. 


Upon the occasion of her retirement in 1911, Dr. | 
Wellington Dixon said, ‘‘Yes, she could inspire fear | Bln 
even as the Lord does, fear of the same quality as the the dllowing cap 
fear of God, fear to offe nd against the high standards 
set for and expected of the pupils by one who loved 
them.” 

She travelled a great deal and her friends and 
former pupils would meet Miss Hunter and her sister 
in a London park, a garden in California or in a lovely 
ruin in Italy—to enjoy the trenchant and illuminatin: 
comments. She belonged to a choral society in he 
younger days, a golf club in her middle years, and 
always enjoyed in a merry way the pleasures of the 
Alumnae Society, the Unive 5 ts Women’s Club, the 
Association of the Church of the Messiah and the he Sr aes Semele pers = ie = ae 


ay MONTREAL TRUST COMPANY : 


with great care the statistical department of the Sil PLACE D'ARMIS, MONTREAL 
Patriotic Fund and the war over, she organized the HALIFAX WINNIPEG EDMONTOI 

Soldiers’ Library for invalid veterans. This-idea of ST JOHN'S, NFLD. LONDON, EIG. 
mitigating pain by reading branched out under the 
direction and the devoted zeal of her cousin, Miss 
Inez Baylis, into the Hospital Libraries still run by : ; : = 
the Alumnae Society and their friends. The Children’s 
Libraries were one of her ventures because she was 
very conscious of the lack of opportunity for reading 


for the poorer children of Montreal. When one SE RVI N GO AN ADA 


considers the ventures started by Miss Hunter and 


Receiver 


Trugee for Bond I 


o 
r 


Vice-Presid 


When the Great War broke out, she undertook 


the importance they have now attained in the city’s with a Gioup of 
social welfare, one realizes what a gifted and far- ¥ ‘ pis 
sighted mind Miss Hunter brought to bear on her Products of Chemical Origin 


projects. 

“Nothing is here for tears” in Miss Hunter’s death 
at a great age, in full enjoyment of all life gives in 
later years, but rather there is a joy and a pleasure 
at remembering her with affection and in aittheritig 


the good work she has begun to enrich the life of the 
women of Montreal. 


‘When you see the 
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Georgina Hunter Scholarship et bce 


As a memorial to Miss Georgina Hunter, B.A. 
member of the first class of women graduates of McGill 


University, and a charter member and the first CANADIAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED 


President of the Alumnae Society, the McGill Alumnae 


Scholarship Committee announces that it is founding Head Ofice: 

a “Georgina Hunter Schol roa ee ’ The scholarship C-I-L HOUSE, NONTREAL 

will have a value of $100 and will be awarded annually 

to a student of the Royal Victoria Colle ge. The fund Factories and Branches “hroughout Canada 


will be administered by the trustees of the McGill 
Alumnae Scholarship Fund and their Awards Com- 
mittee. Contributions should be addressed to the 
Honorary Treasurer, McGill Alumnae Scholarship 
Committee, Royal Victoria College, Montreal. 


Newfoundland Sales Office: 
St. John’s, Neyvfoundland 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 + 


Dr. Charles W. Hendel Resigns 
As Dean of Arts; Goes to Yale 


ROFESSOR Charles W. Hendel, Dean of the 
Faculty of Arts and Science at McGill University, 
has been appointed Professor of Moral Philosophy at 
Yale University and will take up his duties there next 
autumn. Dr. Hendel will be Chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Philosophy at Yale, a post which he now holds 
at McGill as Macdonald 
Professor of Moral Philo- 
sophy. 

In announcing the 
appointment from New 
Haven, Conn., President 
Charles Seymour, of Yale, 
said: ‘Yale is concerned to 
have philosophy brought 
into fruitful relationship 
with the social studies and 
studies in government, eco- 
nomics, anthropology and 
law... Professor Hendel’s 
appointment inaugurates 
systematic work in this 
field.” 

In a statement issued at 
Montreal at the same time 
Dr. F. Cyril James, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of 
McGill, said: “Both as a philosopher and as Dean of 
the Faculty of Arts and Science, Professor Hendel has 
made great contributions to the life of McGill Uni- 
versity during the eleven years that he has been with 
us. We will miss him very much, but every one of us 
will wish him every happiness and success in the great 
work that he is undertaking when he goes to Yale next 
autumn.” 

Professor Hendel’s special field of scholarship is the 
history of modern philosophy, ethics, and social and 
political philosophy. His books include a two-volume 
study of Jean Jacques Rousseau, Studies in the Philo- 
sophy of David Hume, and Citizens of Geneva, a biog- 
raphy and translations of selected letters of Rousseau. 
A graduate of Princeton University, where he also 
received his Ph.D. degree in 1917, Professor Hendel 
taught at Princeton and Williams College before 
joining the McGill faculty in 1929. He is President 
of the eastern division of the American Philosophical 
Association, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and 
Société J, J. Rousseau, Geneva. 


Blank & Stoller 
DEAN C. W. HENDEI 


Leaves of Absence 

J. D. Cleghorn, Honorary Research Assistant at the 
Redpath Museum, on war service. 

Lt.-Col. D. Stuart Forbes, M.C., Athletics Man- 
ager, on war service. 

Prof. A. H. S. Gillson, Department of Mathematics, 
on war service, 

Major G. A. Grimson, University Accountant, on 
war service. 


Resignation 


Alexandre E. Grall, Assistant in the French Depart- 
ment, who has joined the French Army. 


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wy 


Gilbert E. Jackson Heads 


School of Commerce 


 XILBERT E. JACKSON, Consuting Economist, 
G of Toronto, became Acting Director of the School 
of Commerce on January 1, succeeling Dr. F. Cyril 
James, now Principal of the Universty. 

~ The new head of the School of Commerce is forty- 
nine years of age and has had an active academic 
and business career. Edu- 
cated at Denstone College, 
Staffordshire, England, and 
at Cambridge University, 
he was appointed Lecturer 
in Political Economy at the 
University of Toronto in 
1911. After successive pro- 
motions, he became Pro- 
fessor of Economics and 
Supervisor of Studies in 
Commerce and Finance in 
1927. He held these posi- 
tions until he was named 
Adviser to the Governors 
of the Bank of England 
in 1935. 

While in Toronto, in 
addition to his University 
work, Prof. Jackson served as Secretary to the 
Ontario Unemployment Commissim from 1914 to 
1916, as Chairman of the Ontaio Employment 
Service Council from 1922 to 1924, ind as Economist 
to the Bank of Nova Scotia from 127 to 1935. 

From 1916 to 1919 he was on actixe military service 
in Mesopotamia and India. 


Blank & Stoller 
GmwiertT E. JACKSON 


Other Appointments 


B. P. Babkin, M.D. (St. Péeersburg), D.Sc. 
(London), F.R.S.C., Acting Chairmin of the Depart- 
ment of Physiology to August 31 next, on account of 
the absence through illness of Dr. John Tait. 


C. Leonard Huskins, B.S.A., M.Sc. (Alberta), 
Ph.D., D.Sc. (London), F.R.S.C., John and Anne 
Molson Professor of Genetics. 


William Bentley, Acting Bursar ind Secretary to 
the Board of Governors, on accoutt of the absence 
of Dr. F. O. Stredder on war servie. 


P. F. Vineberg, Assistant to the Acting Director of 
the School of Commerce, from Janmry 1 to May 31, 
1940. 


Lloyd P. Geldart, Part-time Sesdonal Lecturer in 
Mathematics, on account of the absence of Prof. 
A. H. S. Gillson on war service. 


Miss Edythe Cox, Assistant in th: French Depart- 
ment, on account of the resignatior of Alexandre E. 
Grall, Assistant in the Department, who has joined 
the French Army. 


Hay Finlay, Assistant Athletiis Manager, on 
account of the absence of Lieut.-G)l. D. S. Forbes, 
Athletics Manager, on war service. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Personals 


Tue McGiut Niws welcomes items for inclusion in these columns. 


Press clippings or other data should be addressed to 


H. k. Moyan, Recorder Printing Company, Brockville, Ontario; or to The Graduates’ Society of McGill University, 


346 University Street, Montreal. 


*Abbott, Douglas C, B.C.L. '21, of Montreal, has been created 
a King’s Counsel. 


Anderson, Robert E., B.Com. '38, has received the degree of 
C.A. 


Ashton, W. Elmo, ES.A. ’20, of Foster, Que., has been elected 
a Director of the C:nadian Jersey Cattle Club. 

Aspler, M. M., B.A. 33, isa inember of the staff of the Montreal- 
St. James Branch ¢ the Canada Life Assurance Company. 


Barnes, W. L., B.Qym. ’33, is a member of the staff of the 
Montreal-St. Jame: Branch of the Canada Life Assurance 
Company. 

Beauchamp, J. Nod, K.C., B.C.L. ’16, of Hull, Que., has 
resigned as Senior Crown Attorney for the Hull and Pontiac 
judicial districts. 

*Beck, R. G., B.Sc. 27, is a member of the staff of Canadian 
Industries Limited. 

Benson, W. D., Past Student, Senior Partner in the Montreal 
firm of R. Moat aid Company, has been appointed to the 
Board of Governor: of the Canadian Commodity Exchange. 

Bercovitch, Abram, M.D. '06, has been elected President of 
Temple Emanu-El, Montreal. 

Birkett, C. B., B.Sc. 25, formerly Assistant Trade Commissioner 
for Canada in Livepool, has been transferred to Auckland, 
N.Z, 

Boudreau, Frank G, M.D. ’10, has been elected President of 
the League of Natims Association in New York. 


*Member of The Gradiates’ Society of McGill University. 


Items for the Summer issue should be forwarded prior to May 1. 


*Brais, F. Philippe, K.C., B.C.L. 16, of Montreal, has been 
appointed a Member, and Government Leader, of the Quebec 
Legislative Council. Hon. Mr. Brais has also been named 
Minister without Portfolio in the Godbout Cabinet. 


*Brighton, H. W., B.S.A. '23, who has been serv ing as Canadian 
rrade Commissioner at Johannesburg, has been transferred 
to similar duties at Panama City. 

Brodie, LeSueur, B.Sc. '26, formerly Exchange and Toll Rate 
Engineer of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada, Montreal, 
has been appointed Manager of the Company’s offices in 
Brantford, Ont. 

Brown, Rev. Dr. A. V., B.A. ’02, of Hespeler, Ont., has assumed 
duty as Associate Minister of St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 
Ottawa, for the duration of the war. 

Brown, Bryce A., M.D. ’18, has been elected a member of the 
Oshawa, Ont., City Council, where he formerly served as a 
School Trustee. 

*Brown, C. L., B.A. 93, M.D. ’97, of Ayer’s Cliff, Que., has 
been appointed a member of the Protestant Committee of the 
Provincial Education Council of Quebec. 

Brown, Fred S., B.S.A.’12, formerly connected with the Exper- 
imental Farm at Lennoxville, Que., is now Extension Horti- 
culturist with the Central Experimental Farm at Ottawa. 

Brown, W. A., M.D. ’14, has been elected President of the 
Renfrew, Ont., Medical Association. 

Brown, Rey. W. G., B.A. '99, M.A. ’06, has been elected to the 
House of Commons as the United Reform representative of 
Saskatoon, Sask. 

*Brownell, Harold R., B.Sc. '29, is with the Bailey Meter 
Company, Limited, Toronto. 


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MONTREAL, SPRING, 1940 


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New McGill Governors 


Courtesy C.P.R. 
Dr. Lewis W. DoucLas 


Lewis Williams Douglas, LL.D., former Principal 
and Vice-Chancellor of the University, of New York; 
Walter Molson, B.A. ’04, of Montreal; and George 
Findlay Stephens, M.D., C.M. ’07, of Winnipeg, 
were elected to the Board of Governors of McGill 
University in January. They fill vacancies caused 


WALTER MOLSON 


Rice, Montreal 


Dr. GEORGE F, STEPHENS 


by the deaths of Dr. Julian C. Smith, Senator A. J. 
Brown and Sir Charles Gordon, respectively. 

Governors re-elected were Dr. C. W. Colby, G. S. 
Currie, J. W. McConnell, George C. McDonald, 
Dr. J. W. Ross, P. F. Sise, F. N. Southam, Walter 
M. Stewart and Morris W. Wilson. 


*Bruneau, A. Sydney, K.C., B.A. 13, B.C.L. ’17, has been 
re-elected to the Protestant School Board of Westmount, Que. 

*Buzzell, Leslie N., B.Com. ’23. of Montreal, has been appointed 
a member of the Protestant Committee of the Provincial 
Education Council of Quebec. 


Campbell, Gordon D., B.S.A. ’39, has been appointed Agri- 
cultural Representative for Halifax County with headquarters 
at Musquodoboit, N.S. 

*Carson, C. E., B.Sc. ’22, has been elected President of the 
Sarnia, Ont., Riding Club, Limited. 

Charbonneau, J. P., B.C.L. 16, of Montreal, has been created 
a King’s Counsel. 

Charlton, E. A., B.Sc. ’17, is now General Manager of Crossett 
Paper Mills, Crossett, Arkansas, an affiliate of Crossett- 
Watzek-Gates Industries. 

*Claxton, B. Brooke, B.C.L.’21, of Montreal, has been created 
a King’s Counsel. 

Cohen, Harry, B.C.L. ’22 
King’s Counsel, 

*Collins, Frederick T., B.C.L. ’24, of Montreal, who has been 
appointed a King’s Counsel, has also been elected President 
of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company of Montreal, Limited. 

“Copland, Rev. E. Bruce, B.A. ’22, has resumed duty as a 
missionary of the United Church of Canada at Hwaiking, 
China, after furlough in Canada. 


, of Montreal, has been created a 


*Darling, Gordon, B.Sc. '13, has been Head of the Department 
of Electricity of The Vancouver (B.C.) Technical School since 
1921. 


*Member of The Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


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Dawson, Prof. Carl A., Head of the Department of Sociology, 
McGill University, spoke on ‘Religion and Regionalism in 
Canada”’ at the 24th Annual Meeting of the American Socio- 
logical Society at Philadelphia, Pa., in December. 


DuBoyce, R. M., B.A. ’28, B.C.L. '33, has been: appointed 
Secretary-Treasurer of the Municipality of Richmond, Que., 
succeeding his father, the late P. C. DuBoyce, B.A. 97. 


*Duncan, George, B.Com. ’38, has received the degree of C.A. 


Eager, Norman A., B.Sc. ’22, has been appointed Assistant 
Sales Manager of the Burlington Steel Company, Limited, 
Hamilton, Ont., after having been Structural Engineer with 
the Shawinigan Water and Power Company. 


Echenberg, Colonel S., Past Student, has been elected Pres- 
ident of the Sherbrooke, Que., branch of the Canadian Legion, 
succeeding Lt.-Col. K. B. Jenckes, B.Sc. ‘21. 


*Elder, Aubrey H., K.C., B.A. ’10, B.C.L. ’13, has been elected 
a Director of the Guarantee Company of North America, 
Montreal. 

*Ells, S. G., B.A. 00, B.Sc. '08, Geologist of the Mines Branch, 
Ottawa, is credited with having played an important part in 
making a national reserve of the McMurray Formation, an 
oil-bearing region centred near Waterways, Alta. The potential 
wealth of this area was outlined by H. Dyson Carter in the 
December 1 issue of Maclean’s Magazine. 

Ewart, Miss Ellen W., Grad. Nurse ’33, has been appointed 
Superintendent of Nurses at the Mountain Sanatorium, Ham- 
ilton, Ont., where she has been Assistant Superintendent. 

Ewens, William S., B.Sc. '07, Vice-President of the Sangamo 
Company, Limited, Toronto, has been elected to the council 
of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Faris, Prof. Robert E. L., Associate Professor of Sociology, 
McGill University, spoke on “The Sociological Causes of 
Genius” at the 24th Annual Meeting of the American Socio- 
logical Society at Philadelphia, Pa., in December. 


Farquharson, H. M., B.A. ’31, B.C.L. ’3 1, is a member of the 
staff of the Montreai-St. James Branch of the Canada Life 
Assurance Company. 


*Fleming, Dr. A. Grant, Dean of McGill's Faculty of Medicine, 
delivered a radio address entitled ‘Tuberculosis as a Public 
Health Problem’ on March 6. 


Fleury, J. P., B.S.A. '25, of Montreal, who has been Senior 
Dominion Live Stock Fieldman for Quebec since 1935, has 
been appointed Supervising Live Stock Fieldman for that 
Province. 


Franklin, M. H., B.A. ’21, of Montreal, has been created a 
King’s Counsel. 

Fraser, W. B., B.Sc. ’27, is a member of the staff of Canadian 
Industries Limited. 


Gaboury, Marcel, B.A. ’22, B.C.L. "25, of Montreal, has been 
created a King’s Counsel and appointed Commissioner of the 
Quebec Provincial Police. 

*Gahan, Henry M., M.D. ’35, formerly City Physician of 
Medford, Mass., has been appointed Associate in Obstetrics 
and Gynaecology at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in 
Medford. Dr. Gahan interned at St. Mary’s Hospital, Mont- 
real, and did post-graduate work at the Rotunda Hospital, 
Dublin, Ireiand. 


Gallagher, Cedric A., Past Student, is now connected with the 
Toronto financial firm of Mills, Spence & Company, Limited. 


*Geldert, G. M., M.D. ’13, has been re-elected to the Board of 
Control of the City of Ottawa. 


Genest, Frank D., B.C.L. '21, of Montreal, has been created 
a King’s Counsel. 


Girouard, Hon. Wilfrid, K.C., B.C.L. "16, who now represents 
Arthabaska in the Quebec Legislature, is serving in the Godbout 
Provincial Ministry as Attorney-General. 


Gokey, Harold L., M.D. ’17, of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., has been 
elected President of the Jefferson County Medical Society. 
*Gordon, G. Blair, B.Sc. ’22, President of the Dominion Textile 
Company and a Director of the Bank of Montreal, has been 
elected a Director of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. 


*Hamilton, J. Bedell, Past Student, is now Manager for the 
Standard Life Assurance Company in Western Ontario. 

*Hamilton, Philip D. P., B.Sc. '22, Associate Manager of the 
General Engineering Company (Canada) Limited, Toronto, 
has been elected a Councillor of the Association of Professional 
Engineers of Ontario. 

“Hampson, E. Greville, B.Sc. '01, has been elected Vice- 
President of the Montreal Loan and Mortgage Company. 

*Harrington, C. D., B.Sc. '07, has been elected First Vice- 
President of the Montreal Board of Trade. 

*Haskell, L. St. J., B.Sc. '07, has been appointed Assistant 
Vice-President in charge of medical and health activities in a 
reorganization of the Executive Department of The Bell 
Telephone Company of Canada, Montreal. 

*Hendel, Dr. Charles W., Dean of the Faculty of Arts and 
Science, McGill University, has been elected President of the 
Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Society. 

*Herschorn, H. E., B.A. 11, B.C.L. "14, has been elected a 
Director of Bruck Silk Mills, Limited, Montreal. 

*Hersey, Herbert S., Past Student, is now Vice-President and 
General Manager of C, O. Bartlett & Snow Company, Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 


James, William A., B.Sc. ’27, is now with the Imperial Tobacco 
Company of Canada, Limited, at Hamilton, Ont. 

*Johnston, H. L., B.Sc. ’27, isa member of the staff of Canadian 
Industries Limited. 

*Jones, Gerald Ford, B.Com. ’22, has been elected to the Board 
of the Consumers Glass Company, Limited, Montreal, of 
which he is Sales Manager. 


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*Ker, Frederick I., B.Sc. 09, President of The McGill Society 
of Ontario, stated in a recent address that the chaotic con 
dition of human relations throughout the world is primarily 
due to the lack of religious outlook and restraints. 


*Killam, D. A., B.Sc. ’27, is a member of the staff of Canadian 
Industries Limited. 

King, Hon. James H., M.D. ’95, of Vancouver, B.C., has been 
elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal ¢ ollege of Physicians 
and Surgeons of Canada. 


Lane, C. T., B.Sc. ’25, M.Sc. 27, Ph.D. ’29, has been appointed 
Assistant Professor of Physics at Yale University. 

*Leonard, Colonel Ibbotson, D.S.O., B.Sc. '05, has been 
re-elected President of the London, Ont., Health Association. 


*Lindsay, Guy A., B.Sc. ’20, of Ottawa, was a member of the 
Canadian Mission visiting Washington in January to discuss 
engineering details of the St. Lawrence waterways project. 


Lindsay, Rev. John E., B.A. 01, who has been serving for some 
years as Rector of Trinity Church, Cornwall, Ont., has assumed 
new duties as Rector of St. George’s Church, Ottawa. 


Lomas, Arthur J., M.D. ’02, formerly Superintendent of the 
University Hospital, Baltimore, has been appointed to a post 
in which he will have general supervision over five Roman 
Catholic hospitals in the State of Maryland. 


Long, John W., B.C.L. '22, Crown Prosecutor, Montreal, has 
been created a King’s Counsel. 
Luterman, David, B.Com. ’38, has received the degree of C.A. 


*MacDermot, H. E., M.D., C.M.'13, Chairman of the Editorial 
Board of THe McGitt News, and a well-known Montreal 
physician, addressed the congregation of Emmanuel Church 
on Sunday evening, February 11, on ‘The Religion of a 
Doctor.” Dr. MacDermot’s address was the second in a series 
entitled ‘‘What Religion Means to Me.” 

MacDonald, Joseph, M.D. ’37, who has been on the staff of 
the Nova Scotia Sanatorium at Kentville for the past year is 
now engaged in practice at Stellarton, N.S. 

*Macklaier, W. F., B.C.L. ’23, of Montreal, has been created 
a King’s Counsel. 

MacLennan, Miss Katherine, B.A. '37, has assumed duty as 
Supervisor of Nurses at the Provincial Sanatorium at Char- 
lottetown, P.E.I. 

MacOdrum, Dr. M. M., M.A. '24, who has been Minister of 
the Presbyterian Church at Sydney, C.B., has been appointed 
Assistant to the President of the Dominion Steel and Coal 
Corporation in charge of industrial and public relations. 

McCormack, Colin W., M.D. ’26, has been elected by accla- 
mation as Mayor of Renfrew, Ont. 

*McEvenue, S. C., B.Sc. 13, is General Manager of the Canada 
Life Assurance Company. 

McGill, Alan F., M.D. ’36, has been appointed Surgeon-in- 
Charge of St. Ann’s Hospital, Nottingham, England. 

McIntyre, Major Gordon, B.Sc. '21, who was serving as 
Officer Commanding, No. 11 Field Company, R.C.E., C.A.S.F., 
has been recalled to his post as Technical Supervisor at the 
Imperial Oil refinery, Sarnia, Ont. 

*McNaughton, J. L., B.A. ‘15, Principal of the Walkerville 
Collegiate Institute, Windsor, Ont., spoke at the conference 
of the Progressive Education Association at Grand Rapids, 
Mich., in December. 

Manson, F. St. Clair, B.Sc. ’24, has been appointed Devel- 
opment Engineer in the Area General Office, The Bell Tele- 
phone Company of Canada, Montreal. 

*Mathewson, J. Arthur, K.C., B.A. ’12, B.C.L. 715, has 
assumed duty as Provincial Treasurer of Quebec in the Godbout 
Ministry following his election to the Legislature for Notre 
Dame de Grace. 

*Meakins, he C., M.D. '04, Professor of Medicine at McGill 
University, delivered a radio address entitled “Education, the 
Master Word in Our Campaign Against Tuberculosis’”’ on 
March 13. 

*Melrose, Mrs. W. J. (Charlotte E. Hinds), B.A. ’97, Pres- 
ident of the Canadian Federation of University Women, has 
been elected President of the Women’s Canadian Club, 
Edmonton, Alta. 


*Member of The Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


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*Montgomery, Lorne C., M.D. ’20, of Montreal, has been 
elected member of the Royal College of Physicians and 
Surgeons of Canada. 

*Moore, W. H., B.Sc. ’27, M.Eng. ’32, recently resigned from 
the Canadian Marconi Company, Limited, in order to accept 
an appointment with Canadian Industries Limited in Mont- 
real. He was associated with the Canadian Marconi Company 
for nine years. 

*Morin, L. S. Rene, B.C.! 05, of Montreal, formerly Vice- 
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Broad- 
casting Corporation, has been appointed Chairman of the 
Board. 

Murray, Dr. E. G. D., Professor of Bacteriology at McGill 
University, delivered a radio address entitled ‘Tuberculosis 
as a Contagious Disease’ on February 28. 


*Newton, Dr. Robert, B.S.A. ’12, of the National Research 
Council, Ottawa, has been appointed Honorary Secretary of 
the Royal Society of Canada. 

*Norman, Rev. Fred T., B.A. ’25, has resigned as Assistant at 
Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, after six years service. 


O’Brien, W. L. S., Past Student, has been admitted to partner- 
ship in O’Brien & Williams and elected a Member of the 
Montreal Stock Exchange. : 

#Q’Neill, J. J., B.Sc. '09, M.Sc. 710, Dean of the Faculty of 
Science, represented the University at the bi-centennial of the 
University of Pennsylvania. 


Patterson, Rev. Dr. William, B.A. 93, who has been Minister 
of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Westboro, Ont., has 
been appointed Assistant at St. Andrew’s Church, Quebec. 

Perelmuter, Hyman G., B.A. ’35, has been appointed Rabbi 
of the Congregation Beth Israel and the Jewish Community 
of Waltham, Mass. 

*Perlson, Sergeant E. H., B.Sc. ’31, of the Royal Canadian 
Mounted Police, Yellowknife, N.W.T., has been promoted to 
the rank of Sub-Inspector. 

Perrault, J. J., B.Arch. ’15, of Montreal, has been elected 
President of the Province of Quebec Association of Architects. 


Perrigard, Gordon E., B.A.’39, F.S.J.S.,a recognized authority 
on the science of Jiu-Jitsu, recently appeared in a Paramount 
News film with members of the Investigation Department of 
the Canadian National Railways in a demonstration of old 
and new police methods. ’ 

*Phaneuf, J. Emery, K.C., B.C.L. '16, has been appointed 
Chairman of the Province of Quebec Commission for the 
Revision of Statutes. 

*Picard, R. I. C:, B.A. ’31, M.A. '32, F.C.B.A., was recently 
appointed Assistant Manager of the Stanley Street Branch of 
The Royal Bank of Canada, Montreal. Mr. Picard was Chair- 
man of the Committee in Charge of Arrangements for the 
Complimentary Dinner tendered Principal F. Cyril James on 
January 15. 

*Pidgeon, Rev. Dr. George C., B.A. 91, of Toronto, has been 
appointed to the Committee of Fourteen of the North Ameri- 
can Provisional Committee of the World Council of Churches. 

*Porteous, J. F., B.A. ’32, B.C.L. ’36, is a member of the staff 
of the Montreal-St. James Branch of the Canada Life Assurance 
Company. 

Presner, Philip, B.A. 18, B.C.L. ’21, Val d’Or, Que., has been 
created a King’s Counsel. 


Richardson, Laurence R., B.Sc. (Arts) 31, M.Sc. ’33, Ph.D. 
’35, who has been on the staff of the Department of Zoology 
at the University, has been appointed Lecturer in Zoology 
at Victoria University College, Wellington, New Zealand. 

*Robertson, Donald M., M.D. ’98, has retired as Superin- 
tendent of the Ottawa Civic Hospital after fifteen years’ 
service in that capacity. 

*Robertson, T. D., B.A. ’30, B.C.L. '34, is a member of the 
staff of the Montreal-St. James Branch of the Canada Life 
Assurance Company. : 

*Robinson, F. Gerald, B.A. ’05, President of the Montreal 
Branch of The Graduates’ Society and Vice-President of the 
Canadian International Paper Company, has been elected 
President of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


*Ross, Lieut.-Col. James G., B.Sc. '03, of Thetford Mines, 
Que., has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Asbestos 
Corporation Limited. 

Roy, Rev. P. R., B.A. 05, Rector of St. Peter’s Church, Quebec, 
has been appointed Rural Dean of the Anglican Deanery of 


Quebec. 


Savage, J. Clifford, LL.B. ’21, B.C.L. ’22, of St. Lambert, Que., 
has been appointed Recorder for the District of Chambly. 
*Shanks, George, B.A. ’04, M.D. ’08, is credited with having 
established the first Canadian “blood bank” at the Western 
Hospital, Toronto, where he has been Pathologist since 1931, 

*Shaw, R. F., B.Eng. ’33, has been transferred to Halifax, 
N.S., by Foundation Maritime Limited, 

*Small, Henry Beaumont, M.D., C.M. ’80, will celebrate the 
60th anniversary of his graduation this spring. One of the 
founders and a Past President of the Ottawa Valley Graduates 
Society of McGill University, Dr. Small is keenly interested 
in McGill affairs. Ten years ago, when he completed half a 
century in the practice of medicine, the Ottawa Medical 
Society presented him with a gold-headed cane, 

*Smart, Leon A., B.Sc. 34, M.D. ’37, is now Resident in 
Neurology and Psychiatry at the Homer G. Phillips Hospital, 
St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Smart has been a member of the Hospital’s 
staff since graduation, serving first as Junior Physician and 
later as Assistant Resident. 

Sperber, Lionel A., B.A. ’21, B.C.L. '24, of Montreal, has been 
created a King’s Counsel. 


Tatham, William C., B.Eng. ’35, is with Courtaulds (Canada) 
Limited, at Cornwall, Ont. 

*Taylor, Rev. Dr. Ernest M., B.A. '75, M.A. ’82, LL.D. ’39, 
of Knowlton, Que., celebrated his 92nd birthday on January 29 
and on the previous day preached in the Knowlton United 
Church. 

*Taylor, E. P., B.Sc. ’22, of Montreal, has been elected a 
Director of the Excelsior Life Insurance Company. 

*Taylor-Bailey, W., B.Sc. ’16, has been elected Treasurer of the 
Montreal Board of Trade. 

*Tory, Henry M., B.A. '90, M.A. ’96, D.Sc. '03, LL.D. 08, of 
Ottawa, has been named President of the newly-formed 
Religious Film Society of Canada, the Vice-President of which 
is E. A. Corbett, B.A. 09, M.A. '06, of Toronto. 

Trefry, H. S., M.D. ’21, of Richards Landing, Ont., has been 
elected First Vice-President of the St. Joseph Island Humane 
Society. 

Turner, Rey. W. D., B.A. 98, of Winchester, Ont., has become 
Minister of the Presbyterian congregations at Hillsbury and 
Bethel, Ont. 


Warner, John E. A., B.Sc. ’12, is now Chief Engineer with the 
Robert Gair Company, Inc., boxboard manufacturers, New 
York. 

*Willey, Arthur, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., Emeritus Professor of 
Zoology, has been elected an honorary Life Member of the 
Royal Canadian Institute, Toronto. 

*Winsor, R. B., B.Sc. '27, is a member of the staff of Canadian 
Industries Limited. 


*Wood, Arthur B., B.A. 92, President and Managing Director 
of the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, was one of 
the speakers at the annual convention of the Association of 
Life Insurance Presidents in New York. 


*Wright, J. P., Past Student, is a member of the staff of the 
Montreal-St. James Branch of the Canada Life Assurance 
Company. 


*Member of The Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


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Armstrong, Miss Lucinda Brooks, B.A. '29, 


Armstrong, of Outremont, Que., in Montreal, on January 9, 


1940. 

Burgess, Harry Clifton, M.D. 
1940. 

Cameron, Mrs. Allan (Margaret Allan Locke), Past Student, 
mother of Mrs. J. A. Pope, B.A. ’21, Mrs. M. L. Tucker, 
B.A. ’27, and Mrs. H. G. Baker, B.A. ’34, in Montreal, on 
November 4, 1939. 

Cameron, Col. Kenneth, C.M.G., V.D., B.A. ’84, 
C.M. ’87, in Montreal, on ‘December 25, 1939. 

Cowan, Alexander, D.V.S. '95, in Murray River, P.E.I., on 
January 24, 1940. 

Craig, Mrs. Josephine Phyllis, widow of the Hon. Mr. Justice 
James Craig, B.A. ’74, in Toronto, on January 9, 1940. 

Davidson, Campbell, M.D. '98, in Qualicum Beach, B.C., 
on February 17, 1940. 

Dougan, Benjamin Hayes, M.D. '05, in Fredericton, N.B., 
on January 1, 1940. 

Dowd, Clinton Hamilton, LL.B. ’25, B.C.L. ’26, in Montreal, 
on January 19, 1940. 

Dowling, Mrs. Elizabeth, widow of J. F. 
in Ottawa, on December 6, 1939. 

Drummond, Mrs. May Isabel, widow of William Henry 
Drummond, M.D. ’05, in Ivry North, Que., on December 12, 
1939, 

Ewing, Mrs. Henrietta M., wife of J. Armitage Ewing, K.C., 
B.C.L. ’97, in Montreal, on November 26, 1939. 

Findlay, Kenneth Carlyle, B.Com. ’35, of Almonte, Ont., in 
Carleton Place, Ont., on December 29, 1939. 

Furness, Arthur Wellington, M.D., C.M. ’11, in Montreal, 
on January 14, 1940. 

Gitnick, Mrs. Jacob, mother of Philip J. 
in Montreal, on December 3, 1939. 

Glickman, Mrs. Jennie, wife of Abraham Glickman, D.D.S. 
11, in Ottawa, on Noveinber 2, 1939. 

Graham, Mrs., widow of John Graham, M.D. ’86, in Pem- 
broke, Ont., on January 5, 1940. 

Hunter, Miss Georgina, B.A. ’88, in Montreal, on January 19, 
1940. 

Kerry, Mrs. Kate Isabel Sarah, wife of Richard A. 
M.D. ’95, in Montreal, on November 3, 1939. 

Landry, Major P. A., O.B.E., B.Sc. '03, in Rexton, N.B., on 
January 14, 1940. 

Learmonth, Mrs. Susan Ann, mother of George E. Learmonth, 
B.A. 00, M.D. ’01, of Calgary, in Montreal, on January 14, 
1940. 

MacDougall, Rev. Dr. John, B.A. '86, 
November 27, 1939. 

McCormack, Mrs. Margaret, widow of Norman McCormack, 
M.D. 85, and mother of Colin W. McCormack, M.D. ’26, 
in Renfrew, Ont., on December 26, 1939. 

McGrath, Francis Cleaver, M.D. ’03, in Newcastle, N.B., in 
November, 1939. 

McKenzie, Donald Duncan, son of C. Russell McKenzie, 
K.C., B.A. 716, and of Mrs. McKenzie, in Westmount, Que., 
on December 10, 1939. 

McRae, Duncan Ross, B.Sc. ’27, M.Sc. ’28, Ph.D. 
Montreal, on December 20, 1939. 

Marler, Sir Herbert M., P.C., K.C.M.G., B.C.L. 798, LL.D., 
in Montreal, on January 31, 1940. 

Metcalfe, Mrs. Janet, widow of H. J. Metcalfe, M.D. ’76, in 
Ottawa, on November 26, 1939. 

Mooney, Frank M., father of Frank M. Mooney, B.Sc. 20, in 
Westmount, Que., on October 31, 1939. 

Petrie, Mrs. Helena E., mother of E. A. Petrie, M.D. ’24, of 
Saint John, N.B., in Ottawa, on November 12, 1939, 


05, in Montreal, on January 1, 


M.D., 


Dowling, M.D. '75, 


Gitnick, D.D.S. ’35, 


Kerry, 


in Barrie, Ont., on 


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Mrs." Katherine, mother of H. A. Quacken- 
; f Nassau, B.W.I., J. Gordon Quackenbush, 


\I.D. ’24, of Montreal, and R. S. Quackenbush, M.D. 730, of 
;0sh Mes Montreal, on January 24, 1940. 

Rhoades, Ernest, B.S.A. '12, in Ottawa, on February 1, 1940. 

Ross, Stephanie, daughter of James B. Ross, M.D. 24, and 
of Mrs. Ross, in Montreal, on December 1, 1939. 


Shearer, George Wyman, D.S.O., B.Sc. ’07, M.Sc. ’08, in 
Westmount, Que., on February 7, 1940. 

Stevenson, Mrs., wife of James Stevenson, B.A. ’97, M.D. ‘01, 
n Quebec City, on January 26, 1940. 

Symonds, Victor Kingsley, B.A. ’21, 


1939. 


in Lachine, Que., on 

Decembet 21, 

n, Mrs. Hirsch, mother of Maurice Tatleman, M.D, 
‘98 in Montreal, on December 4, 1939. 

Torrance, William Fraser, Past Student, in Montreal, on 
January 6, 1940. 

Travers, John Boyle, M.D: ’91, in Saint John, N.B., on Jan- 
uary 10, 1940. 

Wallace, Rev. William Eber, 
November 1, 1939. 

Whillans, Rev. George, B.A. ’82, 
December 1, 1939, 


B.A. ’86, in Barrie, Ont., on 


D.D., in Montreal, on 


Marriages 

Abramowitz—In New York City, on December 12,- Miss 
Judith Abramowitz, B.A. ’33, of Montreal, to David William 
Wacksman, of New York. 

Aikman—In Montreal, on January 20, Miss Mary Elizabeth 
Aikman, B.A. '34, M.Sc. ’37, to Ernest Heber Jones, of 
Noranda, Que. 

Atkinson—In Montreal, on September 30, Miss E. Theodora 
Atkinson, B.A. '27, to P. H. Paterson, L.Th. 

Baillie—In Buffalo, N.Y., on December 1, Mrs. Angie Dederick, 
of Pasadena, Cal., to Samuel A. Baillie, M.D. ’02, B.A. .’06, 
of Massena, N.Y. 

Berwick-McKay—In Montreal, on November 18, Miss Mar- 
garet (Peggy) McKay, B.A. '36, to Kenneth Cameron Ber- 
wick, D.D.S. '27, both of Montreal. 

Breton—In Ottawa East, Ont., on December 27, Miss Jeanne 
Beaudry to Theodore A. Breton, M.D. ’38. 
Bronfman—In Montreal, on February 18, 
Bronfman, B.A. ’36, to William N. Doniger. 
Bryant—In Outremont, Que., on December 23, Miss Evelyn 
Margaret Bryant, B.A. 35, to Herbert William Jordan, both 

of Outremont. 

Cardwell—In Outremont, Que., on November 4, Miss Frangoise 
Richard to Anthony Cardwell, B.A. ’35, of Montreal. 

Carlisle—In Montreal, on December 13, Miss Esther Shearer 
Laing, to Captain Thomas Hildred Carlisle, BA. '3i tie 
Canadian Grenadier Guards. 

Carroll—In Montreal, on September 30, Miss Jane Beatrice 
Salmon Carroll, Past Student, to Captain George Edmund 
Winstanley Barton, The Royal Rifles of Canada, Quebec. 

Chadwick—In Westmount, Que., on November 30, Miss Hester 
Lorraine Chadwick, B.A. ’36, B.Sc. 39, to Curtis Budge Ross, 
of Montreal. 

Clark—In Antigonish, N.S., on December 26, Miss Rosemary 
J. Landry, to S. D. Clark, M.A. '35, of Toronto. 

Clark—In Montreal, on January 20, Miss Harriet Patricia Clark, 
Past Student, to Flying Officer Howard C. Cotterell, R.C.A.F. 

Clogg—In Westmount, Que., on November 17, Miss Hazel 
Eileen Clogg, B.A. ’35, to Lieutenant Douglas W. Sparling, 
R.C.A.M.C. 

Cohen—In New York, on December 10, Miss Celia Lazarowitz, 
to Edgar Horace Cohen, B.A. ’34, of Montreal. 

Cohen—In Montreal, on January 7, Miss Sybil Cohen, Past 
Student, to Horace Wolfe, of New Orleans, La. 

Cowie—In Montreal, on January 10, Miss Janet Geraldine 
Harrington, daughter of Conrad D. Harrington, B.Sc. U/, 
and of Mrs. Harrington, to Captain Frederick W. Cowie, 
B.Eng. ’33, The Black Watch (R.H.R.) of Canada, son 0 
F. W. Cowie, B.A. Sc. ’86, and of Mrs. Cowie, all of Montreal. 

Creelman—In Montreal, on November 14, Miss Gilberte 

Desmarais, to John Ashmore Creelman, Past Student, Royal 

Canadian Artillery, son of Colonel J. J. Creelman, . 

’07, and of Mrs. Creelman, all of Montreal. 


Miss Beatrice 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Daniels—In Westmount, on January 9, Miss Miriam Jacobs, 
to Eli Daniels, M.D. '27, M.Sc. ’29, both of Montreal. 

Dinan—In Montreal, on December 2, Miss Maud MacDonald, 
to John J. Dinan, M.D. ’34, of Montreal. 

Dunning—On January 9, Miss Marjorie Martin, of Cobalt 
Ont., to Herbert A. Dunning, B.A. ’29, M.D. ’33. 

Esdaile—In Montreal, on November 23, Miss Ray Preston, R.N., 
to Hector M. Esdaile, B.Eng. 36. 

Fisher—In Aurora, Ont., on November 18, Miss Marjorie 
Kathleen Snell, to Charles Boddy Fisher, M.Eng. ’33. 


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Fordyce—In Dayton, O., on December 30, Miss Alice Elizabeth 
MacLeod Martin, of Vancouver, B.C., to Reid George Fordyce, 
Ph.D. ’39, of Dayton. 

Gillmeister—In Montreal, on November 23, Miss Elsie Gill- 
meister, B.A. ’37, to Robert H. McIlroy, of New York. 

Gordon—In Peterborough, Ont., on November 4, Miss Mary 
Westbye, to Wilmot B. Gordon, B.A. ’34, both of Peter- 
borough. 

Guignard—In Ottawa, on September 4, Miss Doris Emilie 
Guignard, B.A. ’39, to R. S. Hayhoe, of Toronto. 

Haley—In Toronto, on October 28, Miss Margaret Elizabeth 
(Peggy) Norton, to Robert Burton Haley, Jr., Past Student. 

Harris—In Toronto, on October 28, Miss Helen Emily Shortreed, 
to Aubrey Van Harris, B.Com. '35, of Montreal. 

Hilton—In Ottawa, on December 27, Miss Marjorie Holt 
Roberts, to James H. B. Hilton, M.D. ’38. 

Hogg—In Montreal, on December 20, Miss Margaret Louise 
(Peggy) Winslow, to Frederic John Hogg, M.D. ’39, of Ham- 
ilton, Ont. 

Horsey—In Montreal, on February 17, Miss Eleanor Child, to 
William Grant Horsey, B.Com. ’38. 

Howard-Stevenson—In Montreal, on January 29, Miss 
Katharine Stevenson, B.A. ’39, to Gordon Taylor Howard, 
B.Com. ’36, both of Montreal. 

Howard—In London, England, on December 30, Miss Sylvia 
Eleanor Howard, B.A. ’38, daughter of Wilbert H. Howard, 
K.C., B.C.L. ’15, and of Mrs. Howard, of Montreal, to Pilot 
Officer Donald William Mackay Smith, R.A.F. 


Hurst-McCuaig—In Montreal, on December 23, Miss Mar- 
garet McCuaig, B.A. ’35, to Donald Geoffrey Hurst, B.Sc. ’33, 
M.Sc. ’34, Ph.D. 36, of Ottawa. 

Kearns—In Toronto, on November 20, Miss Margaret McCarthy, 
M.A. (Toronto), of Toronto, to H. J. Kearns, M.D. ’24, of 
Detroit, Mich. 

Kennedy—lIn Grosse Point, Mich., on January 27, Miss Eleanore 
Elizabeth Book, of Grosse Point, to Taylor James Kennedy, 
B.Eng. ’38, M.Eng. ’39, of Kirkland Lake, Ont. 

Lambert—In Princeton, N.J., on November 11, Miss Mary 
Brown Wood Morrison, to Rev. Percival John Lambert, 
B.A. '34, of Apple Hill, Ont. 

Land—In Montreal, on December 31, Miss Sophie Gold, of 
Glace Bay, N.S., to Harry David Land, M.D. ’26, of Sydney, 
NSS. 

Lande-Solomon—In Montreal, on December 26, Miss Sylvia 
Solomon, Past Student, to Harold Lande, B.A. ’29, M.A. ’30, 
BC, 733. 

Lang—In Montreal West, on January 20, Miss Joan Mary 
Lang, to William Meldrum Lang, B.Com. ’37. 

Lathe—In Winnipeg, Man., on December 23, Miss Margaret 
Eleanor Brown, to Grant H. Lathe, B.Sc. ’34, M.Sc. '36, 

® M.D. ’38, of Montreal, son of Frank E. Lathe, B.A. ’04, 
B.Sc. '07, and of Mrs. Lathe, of Ottawa. 

Law—In Montreal, on January 30, Miss Helen Gertrude Davis, 
to David A. Law, B.A. ’35, both of Montreal. 

Lockhart—In Montreal West, on December 9, Miss Margaret 
Raeburn Lockhart, B.A. ’37, to Pilot Officer Robert Nelson 
Rand, R.C.A.F., Halifax, N.S. 

Marsh—In Hampstead, Que., on February 3, Miss Doris 
Marsh, B.A. ’38, to Selwyn Adams, of Montreal. 


Mathewson—In Montreal, on November 18, Miss Pamela 
Mathewson, Past Student, to William Henry Tuzo Wilson. 
Moore—In Wilmington, Del., on December 25, Miss Frances 
M. Sie to Melvin Brooke Moore, B.S.A. ’34, of Frederic- 

ton, N.B. 


Morrison—In Montreal, on December 2, Miss E. Veronica A. 
Catto, to Thomas J. Morrison, B.Sc. ’30, M.Sc. '31. 


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Marriages—c ‘ontinued from previous page) 
Newman abe _M : 
Baillie, daughter of Archie F. Baillie, B.Sc. '09, and of Mrs 
Baillie, to Henry James Ross Newman, B.A. ’37, son of Harry 
Newman, B.A. ’06, and of Mrs. Newman, all of Montreal. 
O’Hara—lIn Baltimore, Md., on October 30, Miss Helen Eli 
zabeth Seaman, of Clarenceville, Que., to Gerald P. O'Hara, 

M.D. ’34, of San Francisco. 

Pinsky—Recently, Miss Rose Pinsky, B.H.S. '39, to 
Blauer, of Montreal. 

Powell—In Westmount, Que., on December 28, Mrs. Catherine 
Ladd MacDonald, to Ralph Edmund Powell, M.D. '08, of 
Montreal. 

Rutherford-Bann—In Montreal, on February 6, Miss Joan 
Whitley Bann, B.A. ’38, to Gordon A. Rutherford, B.Com. '34, 
R.C.A., son of Stewart F. Rutherford, B.Sc. 96, and of Mrs, 
Rutherford, all of Montreal. 

Shapiro—In Montreal, on January 1, Miss Evelyn Shapiro, 
B.A. ’30, to Sylvan Leff, of Minneapolis, Minn. 

Stewart—In Havana, Cuba, on December 17, Miss Margaret 
R. Stewart, B.A. ’38, to Rafael Fanjul Y Estrada. 

Stovel—In Westmount, Que., on February 2, Miss Elizabeth 
McLeod Robb, to Samuel Rodger Stovel, B.Sc. ’37, son of 
J. H. Stovel, B.Sc. 03, of Dome Mines, Ont. 

Sutherland—In Montreal, on November 18, Miss Barbara 
Mildred Haydon, to Roderick Watt Sutherland, B.A. ‘32, 
of Toronto. 

Tees—In Montreal, on February 3, Miss Elsie Anne Beatrice 
Goodenough, to Herbert Henry Tees, B.A. ’33, B.C.L. 36, 
both of Montreal. 

Thompson—In Montreal, on December 9, Miss Helen Muriel 
Thompson, B.A. ’34, M.A., to John E. Birks. 

Tims—In Montreal, on January 24, Miss Barbara Blenkarne 
Tims, B.A. ’36, to Charles Denys Heward, both of Montreal. 

Vineberg-Schachter—In Montreal, on December 19, Miss 
Miriam S. Schachter, B.A. ’35, B.L.S. ’36, to Philip F, Vine- 
berg, B.A. ’35, M.A. ’36, B.C.L. ’39, both of Montreal. 

Walsh—In Montreal, on December 27, Miss Carol Miriam Hunt 
Stevens, to Allison Arthur Mariotti Walsh, B.A. ’33, B.C.L. 736, 
both of Montreal. 

Wood—In Montreal, on February 3, Miss Isabelle Villa Wood, 
to William Mackenzie Scott, B.Com. ’36. 

Wright—In Malone, N.Y., on December 25, Miss Carolyn Jean 
Callander, to William Alan Wright, Past Student, of Montreal. 


Arnold 


The Grounds and Campus of McGill 

(Continued from Page 18) 

of his own and seemed to relish the effort of his aide 
to avoid the nurses’ eyes entirely and to maintain the 
poker-face which convention required. 

Trodden bare by drilling troops, the campus re- 
mained a muddy brown or a dusty grey throughout 
the war. Who of middle-age in Montreal does not 
remember when grass grew upon it again? That grass 
uplifted hearts. It seemed a symbol of peace reborn, 
a peace, it was believed, that would last while our 
civilization should endure. 

So the campus entered upon a quiet phase. Secondary 
football and other teams played upon it in their 
seasons as of yore, but the senior teams vanished to 
the new stadium, the old wooden grandstand and the 
bleachers disappeared, and the grass continued to 
flourish as a green oasis amid the city’s turmoil. 

It was at this time that a new figure appeared in 
the grounds, the tall form of Sir Arthur Currie, who 
was to walk the campus as its master, as Principal 
and Vice-Chancellor of McGill, for fourteen years. 
Those years are too recent, it seems to me, to permit 


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In Montreal, on December 18, Miss Sonia Irvine 


_, 


of scribbled memories. But who can forget the day 
when they were ended, that dark December day in 
1 the Principal passed down the avenue 
time ? Who will forget the great academic 
and military funeral procession, the tribute of all 
Canada and even of lands beyond the seas to one who 
bore a name so imperishable in Canadian history ? 
Nearly two years passed. Then, on October 5, 1935, 
another procession, in all the brilliance of academic 
attire, moved through the grounds to the hollow in 
front of the Arts Building. There, as the morning sun 
autumnal Arthur Eustace 
Morgan was installed and endued with his robes of 
office as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill. In 
the distance the traffic of a Saturday morning rumbled 
on its busy way, but there was calm and quiet in the 
grounds as, with dignity and simplicity, the ceremonies 


1933 whe 


for the las 


shone through clouds, 


were conducted. 

Three and a half more years and then came May 18, 
1939. The second son of George V had ascended the 
throne and that day, with his lovely Queen, he was 
to drive in procession through the streets of Montreal. 
There had been no precedent for this event. The city 
was decorated and beflagged as never before. A 
million people lined the route.. McGill was en féte, 
with buildings decorated and grandstands for students 
and staff under the elms. For the King and Queen 
were to drive through the grounds, entering by the 
Roddick Gates and leaving by the gates at Milton 
Street. Sir Edward Beatty, Principal Douglas, 
Governors of the University, and Members of Senate 
gathered on the steps of the Arts Building to pay 
homage as the King and Queen drove by. At last the 
royal auto appeared. Cheering broke from the 
grandstands. The Royal Standard fluttered in a 
strong west wind from the staff on the College cupola. 
And in a matter of moments, short, but forever 
memorable in campus history, the King and Queen 
had come and gone. 

That was only a few months ago.* Now autumn is 
here, and again the country is at war. A sentry, 
with bayonet fixed, stands at the door of the C.O.T.C. 
and on the campus troops are drilling, as they drilled 
a quarter of a century ago. The sight is deeply 
moving. There are spectators, as I know, who watch 
the scene through blinding tears. Perhaps to these, 
as from afar, comes the sound of unforgotten voices 
heard upon the campus long ago, voices singing the 
very song that swells in chorus from the troops who 
are drilling today: 

Hello! hello! 

Hello! hello! hello! 

Here we are! here we are! 
Here we are again! 

Yes, the campus has a history. Someday, I hope it 
will be written. : ; 


_ *This article was written in October, 1939. Owing to a shortage of space, 
it was not published in the Winter Number. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Births 


Adair—In Montreal, on November 13, to Mr. and Mrs. Bruce 
M. Adair (Marjory Pyper, B.A. a a son. 
Allen—In Montreal, on January 25, to J. Stanley Allen, Ph.D. 


32, and Mrs. Allen, a son. 


Baxter—In Montreal, on January 5, to Hamilton Baxter, 


D.D.S. ’25, M.Sc. ’30, M.D. ’36, and Mrs. Baxter (Wilson 
Balfour, Past Student), a daughter. 
Bernstein—In Montreal, on November 7, to S. H. Bernstein, 


D.D.S. ’25, and Mrs. Bernstein, a son. 

Bladon—-In South Porcupine, Ont., on November 21, 
W. Bladon, B.Sc. ’26, and Mrs. Bladon, a son. 

Brown—In Montreal, on January 22, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Brown (Agnes Morton, B.A. ’29), a son. 

Bryson—In Moradabad, U.P. India, 


to Leigh 
Kenneth 


24, to Mr. 


on December 


and Mrs. Christopher L. Bryson (Jane Howard, B.A. ’29), a 
son. 
Chandler—In Montreal, on December 22, to Mrs. E. B. 


Chandler, widow of the late Edward B. Chandler, M.D. ’21, 
a son. 


Denis—In Montreal, on January 18, to Frank T. Denis, B.Eng. 
732, M.Sc. ’33, and Mrs. Denis, a son. 

Douglas—In Montreal, on November 21, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Monteath Douglas (Muriel Howard, B.A. ’36), a daughter. 


Elliot—In Montreal, on December 15, to Howard L. Elliot, 
B.A, 722, M.D. ’29, and Mrs. Elliot, a daughter. 

Ferguson—In Montreal, on December 30, to Allan A. Ferguson, 
B.Sc. 731, and Mrs. Ferguson, a son. 

Fowler—In Montreal, on December 18, to 
M.D. '27, and Mrs. Fowler, a son. 

Fraser—In Ottawa, on December 29, to W. 
and Mrs. Fraser, a son. 

Gardner —In Cornwall, Ont., on January 9, 
M.D.’22, and Mrs. Gardner, a son. 

Goldstein—In Montreal, on December 6, to Ernest Goldstein, 
B.Sc. (Arts) ’27, M.D. ’31, and Mrs. Goldstein, a son. 

Gurd—In Montreal, on January 12, to Mr. and Mrs. D. S. 
Gurd (Kathryn Wood, B.A. ’33), a son. 

Harris—In Montreal, on January 11, to Saul Harris, D.D.S. ’23 
and Mrs. Harris, a son. 

Hill—In St. Catharines, Ont., on January 20, 
M.D. ’25, and Mrs. Hill, a son. 

Hornig—In Montreal, on January 6, to George R. 
M.D. ’38, and Mrs. Hornig, a son (died January 9). 


Alan F. Fowler, 
G. Fraser, M.D. 710, 
to A.J. 


Gardner, 


to N. P. Hill, 


Hornig, 


Hyde—In Montreal, on November 17, to G. Miller Hyde, 
B.A. ’26, B.C.L. 729, and Mrs. Hyde, a son. 
Lantz—In Charlottetown, P.E.I., on November 19, to J.-P. 


Lantz, M.D. 
a son. 

Lapin—In Montreal, on January 7, to Abraham Lapin, B.A.’29, 
D.D.S, ’33, and Mrs. Lapin, a daughter. 

Laplante—In Montreal, on November 6, to J. Paul Laplante, 
M.D. ’30, and Mrs. Laplante, of Granby, Que., a daughter. 
Love—In Ottawa, on November 23, to Robert M. Love, Ph.D. 

"35, and Mrs. Love (Eunice Huskins, B.A. '34), a son. 

Macleod—In Montreal, on December 14, to Wendell Macleod, 
B.Sc. (Arts) '26, M.D. ’30, and Mrs. Macleod, a son. 

Macnaughton—In Montreal, on November 15, to M. F. 
Macnaughton, B.Sc. ’22, and Mrs. Macnaughton, a daughter. 

Masse—In Montreal, on November 9, to Norman Masse, 
M.D. ’23, and Mrs. Masse, a son. 

Morrison—In San Mateo, Cal., on November 18, to Norman 
Donald Morrison, Jr., M.D. ’34, and Mrs. Morrison (Allison E. 
Petrie, B.Sc. 33), a son. 

Nichols—In Flin Flon, Man., on December 31, to Judson T. 
Nichols, B.Eng. ’34, and Mrs. Nichols, a son. 

Owens—In Montreal, on January 16, to Keith B. 
B.Com. ’25, and Mrs. Owens, a daughter. 

Parker—In Lachine, Que., on January 23, to 
Parker, B.Eng. 37, and Mrs. Parker, a son. 

ee a eae on December 23, to John S, Pem- 
berton, B.A. ’27, and Mrs. Pemberton, a son. 

Petrie—In chet on December 29, to Byron Petrie, M.D.’35, 
and Mrs, Petrie, a daughter. 

(Continued on next page) 


25, and Mrs. Lantz (Dorothy Brodie, B.A. ’26), 


Owens, 


Edmund N. 


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Commerce ’31 
Altner, Joseph B. 
Cohen, Abraham 
Gilman, Alberta 
Padber, Max N. 


Commerce ’30 


SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE 
Architecture '24 
MacLeod, Alexander N. 


Architecture ’37 
Blachford, Hugh W. 

Architecture '36 
Jones, H. Kingsford 
Magil, Louis B. 


Architecture ’19 


Fenster, M. 
Doberer, Donald 


30 Architecture ’16 
Paisley, J. E. H. 


Commerce ’29 
Cunningham, John 
Miller, Saul 
Sinclair, Harry 


Architecture ’: 
Abbott, Clark W. 

Architecture ’15 
Scott, Robert A. 


Architecture '29 
Wallace, Arthur W. Consens Ua 
Ayers, Harold E. 
SCHOOL OF COMMERCE Boyd, Herbert Wm. 
Mackinnon, Charles Q. 
Saunders, Roy A. 


Commerce 735 : ang 197 
I \ ice Commerce '2/ 
,ondon Iving + veage 
; - Carley, William Herbert 
Commerce ’32 


Cohen, A, D. 
Jackman, Gerrard J 


Commerce 733 ; “i 
Commerce ’25 


Bernard, Jacques J. Kes 
Armitage, Clifford D. 


Hartley, Alfred John 


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Births ~(Continued from previous page) 


Phillips—In Ottawa, on December 17, to Norman W. Phillips, 
Ph.D. ’38, and Mrs. Phillips, a son. 

Quick—In Yonkers, N.Y., to Mr. and Mrs, Lawrence A. Quick 
(Constance Brown, B.A. ’34, B.L.S.), a daughter. 

Rivard—In Newport, Vt., on December 26, to Robert F. Rivard, 
B.Sc. ’36, and Mrs, Rivard, a son. 

Sangster—In Sherbrooke, Que., on January 6, to Capt. A. 
Gordon Sangster, B.Eng. ’33, and Mrs. Sangster, a son. 

Seaton—In Montreal, on December 27, to W. B. Seaton, B.Com. 
30, and Mrs, Seaton, a son. 


36, and Mrs. Wigle, a son. 


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\cKay, Douglas A. 
Kchardson, Frederick D. 
Smmerville, C. G. 


Commerce '24 


FIyzer, Emmanuel 
Hamilton, Desmond R. 
learns, Gerald V. 
Sience-Thomas, William 
Gher, Abraham 


Commerce ’23 
Gmpbell, Hugh Stanley 
Fiedman, William 
Quthier, Maurice C. 
Norris, Royden 
Rbinovitch, Reuben 
Sgal, Mendel 


Commerce '22 
Nchol, Gordon H. 


Shortall—In Toronto, on Decembr 21, to Wilbert Joseph 
Shortall, B.Sc. ’25, and Mrs. Shorall, a son. 


Walsh—In Montreal, on Decembe 27, to Desmond Walsh, 
Past Student, and Mrs. Walsh, a dughter. 


Wigle—In Montreal, on January 16to Fred E. Wigle, B.Com. 


Wood—In Edinburgh, Scotland, 0: December 23, to George 
Wood, B.Sc. '34, M.D. ’37, and Ms. Wood, a daughter. 


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LETTER FROM MAJ.-GEN. A. G. L. MCNAUGHTON 


McGILL ALUMNAE SOCIETY REVIEWS 
EVENTFUL YEAR 

TWENTY YEARS AGO AT MCGILL 

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Summer, 1940 
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landing over of the colours of 
he 148th Battalion, C.E.F., to 
the McGill Contingent, C.O.T.C. 
Left to right, Col. A. A. Magee, 
).S.0., E.D., Col. Robert Starke, 
7.D., Principal F. C. James, 
‘ol. R. R. Thompson, M.C., 
7.D., Lieut.-Col. J. M. Morris, 
M.C., Vale 


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Brig.-Gen. T. L. Tremblay, C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D., A.D.C., 
Inspector-General of the Canadian Forces in Eastern Canada, 
inspects the Corps. Right to left, Major J. A. de Lalanne, M.C., 
Lieut.-Col. J. M. Morris, M.C., V.D., and General Tremblay. 


In circle, above, and at left: The wnter training included tactical 

schemes, carried out under conditons as near as possible to those 

which would be encountered onactive service. These photo- 

graphs were taken during a wek-end of manoeuvres in the 
vicinity of Shebrooke, Que. 


e THE McGILL NEWS 


Noman Rice 


Notman 


Left to right: Cot. A. A.MAGEE, D.S.O., E.D., Honorary Colonel; Lizur.-Cot. J. M. Morris, M.C., V.D., Commanding Officer; 
Major J. A. pELALAINE, M.C., Second-in-Command; Ltrut.-Cot. T. S. Morrisey, D.S.O., Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel. 


CO.T.C. Making Valuable Contribution 
To Canada's War Effort By 


HE proud traditins of the McGill Contingent, 

Canadian Officer: Training Corps—established 
during the Great Warand by long years of service to 
Canada and to the Enpire—are being ably sustained 
and strengthened duriig the present struggle. Already 
the C.O.T.C. has sert a representative number of 
officers to the Princss Patricia’s Canadian Light 
Infantry and to othe units of the Active Service 
Force, and with the wlling and eager co-operation of 
more than one thousard cadets, the Corps is labouring 
literally day and nigh: preparing officer material for 
immediate future neecs. The Corps’ contribution to 
the Canadian war effrt is in fact and in deed cal- 
culated on no mean bssis. 

The story of the NcGill C.O.T.C. since the out- 
break of the war is om of great effort, sincere enthu- 
siasm and extremely hird work. The results achieved 
constitute a distinct :ribute to all concerned. The 
declaration of hostiliies found the Corps carrying 
on its duties on a peaetime basis with an authorized 
strength of 150 and wth a nominal strength of 125 all 
ranks. The training vas largely that of an infantry 
unit. 


Expansion was imnediate and thorough. Unfor- 
tunately the serious ilhess of the Officer Commanding, 


MONTREALSUMMER, P40 


CAPT. J. EDGAR MARCH 


Lieutenant Colonel T. S. Morrisey, D.S.O., prevented 
that able officer from taking a sustained active part, 
but Colonel A. A. Magee, D.S.O., E.D., whose work 
in connection with the C.O.T.C. in the last war and 
as Officer Commanding the 148th Battalion, C.E.F., 
is well known, assumed the acting command and by 
his sincere and indefatigable effort brought the unit 
through the expansion stage and to its present high 
peak of efficiency. He was ably assisted by Lieutenant 
Colonel J. M. Morris, M.C., V.D., the present Com- 
manding Officer, by Major J. A. de Lalanne, M.C., 
who served as Adjutant and who recently succeeded 
Colonel Morris as Second in Command, and by other 
capable veteran officers. 


At the outset the plans involved were based on the 
anticipated rapid increase in the strength of the Corps, 
and it was decided, based on the experience of the last 
war, that the best service the Corps could render 
would be to enlarge its activities to provide training 
in the different arms of the service in which under- 
graduates and graduates might be expected to enlist, 
rather than to provide ordinary infantry training for 
all. The wisdom of this arrangement was demon- 
strated by October 26 when recruiting ceased with 
the strength, including instructors and the Macdonald 


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College Company, at slightly more than 1,400 all 
ranks. The most important immediate problem was 
the recruiting and training of former officers, non- 
commissioned officers and Royal Military College 
graduates to create an efficient instructional cadre. 
Personal appeals, and the enthusiastic support of the 
Graduates’ Society of the Royal Military College 
resulted, in less than a week, in the formation of an 
instructors’ class, some sixty strong. This class was 
followed by others and within two months an instruct- 
ional staff of nearly 200 was ready and working. It is 
in keeping with the high traditions of the Corps that 
these instructors voluntarily set up rules under which 
they worked practically day and night so that, by 
November 1, training, additional to the infantry drill 
which had been in steady progress, commenced in all 
arms. 

As a basis to training programmes and under the 
auspices of the McGill C.O.T.C., Colonel R. R. 
Thompson, M.C., V.D., gave a course of highly 
interesting and most instructive lectures to the senior 
officers of the District on the organization and com- 
position of the British fighting forces with special 
emphasis on the highly mechanized character of the 
equipment under modern conditions and the radical 
changes in tactics which mechanization has enforced. 
While these lectures applied particularly to senior 
officers, Colonel Thompson’s work was an invaluable 
contribution to all fortunate enough to take the course. 


Commenting on the work of the instructors, and on 
assistance received from other volunteers, Col. Morris 
recently paid the following very sincere tribute: 
“Additional to the ex-officers and N.C.O.’s acting as 
Officers in the Corps, or as Specialist Instructors, the 
Corps owes much to McGill University, to Principal 
James, and to University personnel in every Depart- 
ment for wholehearted and unqualified support and 
backing; to the Sun Life, and to the Montreal High 
School for facilities which were invaluable during the 
course of training; to members of the staff of the Sun 
Life, the High School, McGill University, the Junior 
League, Royal Victoria College, and the Boys’ 
Brigade, who have given consistent service in various 
capacities, all of which in the aggregate total over 
300 men and women who have given, and are giving, 
purely voluntary service to a degree that its value is 
beyond praise.” 


The Corps’ “deep and since appreciation of the 
magnificent and unselfish services’’ rendered by those 
mentioned above and others too numerous to mention 
was publicly recognized at a dinner in the Sir Arthur 
Currie Memorial Gymnasium-Armoury on May 7. 
More than 300 officers and cadets of the Contingent, 
together with representatives of the Royal Canadian 
Naval Volunteer Reserve, headquarters staff of 
Military District No. 4 and the Royal Canadian Air 


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Force, as well as many honorary members of the unit, 
were in attendance. Lieut.-Col. Morrisey presided 
and the speakers included Rev. G. G. D. Kilpatrick, 
D.S.O., D.D., Chaplain of the Corps, Principal James, 
Colonel Magee, Brigadier Archambault and Colonel 
Morris. 


Colonel Morrisey paid special tribute to the work 
of The Graduates’ Society, through whose efforts the 
Armoury was made possible, and expressed his thanks 
and those of the entire Corps to all whose contri- 
butions of money and effort had resulted in the con- 
struction and equipping of the building. Dr. James 
pointed out that McGill was the first Canadian 
university to organize an officers’ training corps 
comparable to the university contingents established 
in Great Britain. 


Undergraduates and graduates cheerfully offered 
themselves for the intensive and serious training. The 
unit was divided into infantry and specialist wings 
and schedules which included theoretical and practical 
work in infantry, machine guns, mobile artillery, 
survey artillery, horse cavalry, mechanized cavalry 
engineers, air force pilots, signals, army medical corps, 
map reading and, indeed, every phase of military 
activity, were set up. 


Constructive and steady progress was made with 
the cadets developing greater efficiency in all branches 
of their work. The Infantry Wing under Major O. B. 
Rexford, and the Specialist Wing under Major C. A. 
Parker, carried on afternoon and evening classes with 
untiring zeal. The specialist officers working with 
Major Parker included Captain W. M. Couper, 
R.C.A.M.C.; Air Force, Captain H. P. Illsley, C. deG., 
R.M.R.; Artillery, Major H. J. Inns, R.C.A.; Artillery 
Survey, Major A. J. Kelly, R.O.; Cavalry (armoured 
cars), Major R. L. Tindall, 6th D.C.R.C.H.; Cavalry 
(horsed), Major V. W. Hugman, 17th D.Y.R.C.H., 
and Major W. W. Goforth, 17th D.Y.R.C.H.; Engin- 
eers, Lieut. A. B. Dove, R.C.E., and Lieut. H. G. 
Letch, R.C.E.; Machine Guns, Lieut.-Col. W. C. 
Nicholson, D.S.O., M.C.; Map Reading, Captain 
E. E. Massey, and Captain G. Brown; Military Law, 
Major Brooke Claxton, K.C. M.P., D.C.M.; Musket- 
ry, Major C. G. Heward; and Signals, Major D. H. 
Macfarlane, M.C. 


In the meantime the headquarters staff was called 
upon to produce 80,000 sheets of precis material for 
the use of the cadets and to prepare landscape targets 
for use in musketry and machine gun instruction 
Particularly note- 
worthy was the triumph achieved by the Quarter- 
master, Major W. H. Bagg, who invented and con- 
structed an improved wooden rifle rest for musketry 
training. 


among numerous other details. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


At right: Lieut. E. S. Gallop demonstrating 
methods by which targets are indicated when 
giving fire orders. 


Below, left: Instruction in tactics over one of the 

sand tables in the Armoury. This class is in 

charge of Capt. W. L. Tomkins, Sherbrooke Regt. 
(M.G.), who is shown in uniform at right. — 


Below, right: Sergt.-Major Instructor F. X. Savard, 
Royal 22nd Regt., instructing cadets in the fine 
points of the rifle. 


Below, left: Cadets receiving instruction in the fine art of 
machine gunnery. 


Below, right: Indoor rifle shooting under the orders of Major 
C. G. Heward, officer in command of the musketry school. 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1940 9 


Space permits only brief glimpses of the whole 
picture of the constructive programme being carried 
on by the C.O.T.C 
finished the summer schedules call for still more 


but with the winter training 


intensive training. For instance, a special summer 
course, open to university graduates, undergraduates 
of McGill University and young men planning to 
enter McGill next autumn, commenced on May 28. 
This course was established to provide an opportunity 


for training to those who, for various reasons, were 


unable to apply for membership in the 
last September. It covers all the subjects in the 


Common to All Arms schedule. In addition to 


training and lectures at the armoury, the 130 cadets 


who registered for the course will accompany the 
Corps to summer camp at Mount Bruno (June 14 to 
23). There, as a recruit company, they will receive 
intensive training in tactical exercises and in the 
practical handling of the new weapons which the 
Corps hopes to have on hand at that time. The 
summer camp is a parade for all ranks. 


Changes in the senior personnel were announced 
early in March. 


Promotion of Major J. M. Morris, M.C., V.D., 
Second in Command and Officer in Charge of Training 
of the McGill Contingent of the Canadian Officers’ 
Training Corps, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, 
commanding the Corps, was confirmed by the Depart- 
ment of National Defence, Ottawa. Colonel Morris 
succeeded Lieutenant Colonel T. S. Morrisey, D.S.O., 
who had been in command of the Corps since Sep- 
tember 1, 1936, and who became Honorary Lieutenant 
Colonel of the Corps and a member of the Reserve of 
Officers. Colonel A. A. Magee, D.S.O., E.D., Honor- 
ary Colonel of the Corps, was Acting Officer Com- 
manding during Colonel Morrisey’s illness, and, on 
the outbreak of war, he was instrumental in organ- 
izing the unit and arranging and supervising the 
instructional schedules. His fellow officers attribute 
much of the Corps’ success to his indefatigable and 
outstanding effort. 


Major James A. de Lalanne, M.C., Adjutant of the 
Corps, was promoted to the post of Second in 
Command. Major E. deL. Greenwood, for seven 
years Adjutant of the Royal Military College, King- 
ston, succeeded Major de Lalanne as Adjutant. 
Captain J. G. Nicholson, M.C., was promoted to the 
rank of Major as were Captain O. B. Rexford, Officer 
Commanding the Infantry Wing, and Captain C. A, 
Parker, commanding the Specialist Wing. 


Outdoor work on a large scale was of necessity 
curtailed by the winter weather, but tactical schemes 
initiated in the fall were continued during the winter 
months with outdoor training at Sherbrooke and 
St. Johns. Lectures on tactics were arranged over 


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sand tables in the Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Gym- 


nasium-Armoury and the Armoury’s indoor rifle 
range, one of the best in Canada, was the scene of 
intensive musketry instruction. Classes in map 
reading, fire orders, fire control, indication and recog- 
nition of targets were conducted, and reconnaissance 
and practical problems covering the action of the 
various co-operative arms, with distinction as to their 


use in attack anc defence, were worked out. 


On April 1, all arms of the Corps were inspected 
by Brig.-General T. L. Tremblay, C.M.G., D.S.O., 
V.D., A.D.C., Inspector-General of the Canadian 
Forces for Eastern Canada. General Tremblay, who 
was accompanied by Brigadier J. P. U. Archambault, 
D.S.0., M.C., District Officer Commanding, M.D. 
No. 4, and staff officers from Montreal headquarters, 
warmly congratulated Lieut.-Col. J. M. Morris, M.C., 
V.D., on the smartness and efficiency of all ranks. 


At an impressive ceremony in the University 
Library on May 6, Principal F. Cyril James handed 
over the colours of the 148th Battalion, C.E.F., to 
the McGill Contingent, C.0.T.C. The Colour Guard, 
under Lieut. George Brown, then paraded the colours 
from the Redpath Library to the Sir Arthur Currie 
Memorial Gymnasium-Armoury where they were 
received by Col. Magee. They are now housed in the 
Armoury, which is the C.O.T.C.’s new headquarters. 


Although not originally organized under McGill 
auspices, the 148th Battalion was very closely asso- 
ciated with the University. Its Commanding Officer 
was Col. A. A. Magee, most of its officers and N.C.O.’s, 
and many men within its ranks, were graduates of, or 
students at, McGill. Throughout the autumn of 
1915 the 148th drilled on the McGill campus and, 
on the 8th of December of that year, the Corporation 
of McGill University officially approved the request 
that it be affiliated with the McGill Contingent, 
COaG, 


That the work of the Corps is thorough and is 
earning marked attention throughout the Canadian 
military establishment is evidenced by the fact that 
it has experienced a steady loss of cadets through 
enlistment with the various depots and overseas units. 
As it is the function of the C.O.T.C. to train officers, 
every effort is being made to supply satisfactory 
material to units, who in an increasing number, are 
making demands on the Corps. In this way pro- 
visional officers have already been supplied to the 
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, the 
Royal Air Force—pilots, navigators and technicians, 
the Machine Gun Depot, the Tank Corps, the Survey 
Regiment, the Artillery, and to such other units as 
the Black Watch and the Grenadier Guards.* 


*“Epitor’s Nore: For details, see page 22. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


The Department of Physical Education 


ITH the opening of the session 1940-41, the 
Sir Arthur Currie Memorial 
Armoury, which is already in use by the McGill 
Contingent, C.O.T.C., will become the centre for all 
physical activities of the student body. 


Gymnasium- 


To make it 
possible to utilize the greatly extended facilities, which 
will thus be made available, a reorganization of the 
Department of Physical Education, which took effect 
on the 1st of June this year, has been approved by the 
Senate and Governors of the University. 

To realize the full import of this statement, one 
must go back almost half a century to the year 1892, 
when Robert Tait McKenzie, having just graduated 
from the Faculty of Medicine, was appointed In- 
structor in Gymnastics in McGill University. Deeply 
interested in the functional anatomy of the human 
body, and with a fine appreciation of its beauty of 
form and rhythm of movement, Tait McKenzie was 
a rare combination of physician, scientist and artist. 
To him health and beauty were almost synonymous 
terms and the way to both lay through exercise and 
play. During the twelve years that he remained at 
McGill he became convinced that the development of 
life habits conducive to health, physical fitness and 
intellectual vigour is an essential part of university 
education, and that this could best be attained through 
an integrated programme of medical care, physical 
instruction and competitive sports. 

Throughout the years he worked towards a realiza- 
tion of this ideal, but Corporation and Governors 
were not easily convinced of the wisdom of this triple 
alliance. He was made Medical Director of Physical 
Training, but though he inaugurated a new era in 
competitive sports, especially in the track and field 
events, athletics were never officially placed under his 
jurisdiction. And so in 1909, when the University of 
Pennsylvania, about to organize a new department to 
include health 
intramural athletics, offered him the directorship with 
the rank of Professor of Physical Education, he 
migrated to Philadelphia, where, after a campaign 
which lasted for twenty-seven years, he saw the ful- 
filment of his dream when intercollegiate athletics 
were brought under the jurisdiction of his department. 

When Tait McKenzie left McGill, his mantle fell 
upon the shoulders of Dr. Fred W. Harvey, who for 
several years had been his assistant. As Medical 
Director from 1904 to 1919, Dr. Harvey carried on 
the crusade for an integrated programme, and, 
midway in this period, events at last began to shape 
For many years, physical 


service, physical instruction and 


in the desired direction. 
instruction had been carried on in the old Montreal 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1940 


By 
J. C. SIMPSON 


Amateur Athletic Association gymnasium on Burnside 
Street, which the University had leased for that 
purpose., Long inadequate, this building had finally 
to be demolished in 1912 owing to its threatened 
collapse. Plans were at once laid for the erection of 
a modern building which would serve as a centre for 
all the physical activities of the student body. This 
development was to be placed on the plot of twenty- 
seven acres, which Sir William Macdonald had given 
to the University two years previously. The Annual 
Report for 1912-13 describes the project: ‘‘Behind the 
gymnasium with its swimming pool, and a hockey 
rink, fronting on Pine Avenue, it is in contemplation 
to construct a large stadium for athletic purposes; 
and in the rear of that a group of student residences.”’ 

Within the next two years, sponsored by a Com- 
mittee of Graduates, work had begun on the con- 
struction of a stadium. Dr. Tait McKenzie had been 
consulted, and during a visit to Montreal ‘‘crystallized 
current opinion throughout the University,”’ with the 
result that funds for the erection of a modern gym- 
nasium were soon available or in sight. 

Then came 1914, and physical activities at McGill 
took their tone and colour from the war. Building 
plans were halted, intercollegiate competition aban- 
doned, and physical training became an integral part 
of military instruction, which was made compulsory 
for all British students. 

In the years immediately following the war, plans 
which had been laid down in 1914 were again taken up. 
The first step in the direction of the integrated pro- 
gramme was taken in December, 1919, when, “in 
order that everything which had to do with the 
physical side of university education should be 
co-ordinated,’ a new Department of Physical Educa- 
tion was organized, with Dr. A.S. Lamb as its Director. 
Arthur Lamb, after graduating in Physical Education 
from Springfield College, had come to McGill in 1912 
as Physical Director under Dr. Harvey, and at the 
same time had registered as an undergraduate in the 
Faculty of Medicine. In the dual role of instructor 
and student he remained until in 1917 he received his 
medical degree and joined the Royal Canadian Army 
Medical Corps for overseas service. When he returned 
as Director of the new Department in 1919, he had 
already had five years’ previous experience, during 
which, as President of the Athletic Association and 
of the Students’ Council, he had gained an intimate 
knowledge of the organization of athletics at McGill. 

At first the relation of athletics to the Department 
was in the nature of an affiliation, since they were 
still conducted by the Athletic Association under the 


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Council; but in 1!23 the 


control of the Students’ 
Association was dissolved and athletics brouglt under 
the jurisdiction of the Department. At the sane time 
an administrative body—the Athletics Boarc—com 
posed of representatives of the students, gnduates 
and Faculty, was set up, and Major D. Stuart Forbes 
joined the staff as Athletics Manager and Secretary 
Medical Offier, Dr. 


Harvey remained in charge of the Health Servee. 


of the Board. As University 


As Tait McKenzie had pointed out, the sucess o 
an integrated programme depends upon the posession 
of a common centre around which the jhysical 
activities can be gathered, and from which thy may 
be administered; and this centre must be a gymnasiun 


and not a playing field. The Stadium hal been 


completed, but funds for the erection of a gynnasiun 
were no longer in sight. For a few years dter its 
establishment, the Department had the use df very 
inadequate quarters in the old Molson Hall, but in 
1926 even these were lost in the remodelling of the 
Arts Building. Physical instruction which, snce the 
war, had been compulsory for students in the frst two 


years of their course, had to be suspended br men 


students. Facilities for indoor competitive sports 


had to be rented where they could be found in afferent 


parts of the city. The offices of the Departnent and 
of its Health Service were located in an old Juilding 
on University Street; the Athletics Office in the 
Students’ Union. Coordination was difficult if not 
impossible. 

It is not to be wondered at then if, in tlese cir- 
cumstances, a weakness in our organization, ¢ which 
we had been warned by Tait McKenzie, male itself 
evident. Unity of control and a clear defintion of 
authority are essential to success in any orgarization; 
both were lacking in regard to athletics. The epart- 
ment, the Board, a Senate Committee and . Grad- 
uates’ Stadium Committee all had some meisure of 
administrative control. Though intramural ard inter- 
collegiate athletics were placed under the jurisdiction 
of the Department, the Athletics Board, n most 


respects an advisory body, was given contrd of all 
athletic expenditure under University supevision. 
Later, and through the exigencies of circunstance, 


this supervision was lessened, and the Board ssumed 


full responsibility for the disposal of all athletr funds. 
It was only to be expected that in such circumstances, 
and without a common headquarters, athletic: should 
tend to become separated from the other depart- 
mental activities to the detriment of both. 

In preparing his plan, Dr. James had it in mnd that 
the experience of many universities on this cmtinent 
has proven that physical education and athleics can 
best be promoted when organized in a singleheaded 
department under the same administrative and 
financial control as any other university depatment; 
that the privileges and benefits to be derivd from 


1p" 


, 


these activities should be available to every student 
of the University and not only to a limited few; and 
that in the field of athletics the best results will be 
attained if the students are given a large share in the 
management of both intramural and intercollegiate 
sports. 

The Department will be headed by the Director of 
Physical Education, who will have general supervision 
of all 


education and athletics, and will be custodian of all 


matters regarding student health, physical 


equipment and other property, including the gym- 


nasium and stadium. Four subordinate officers will 


assist him, each with clearly defined duties in a specific 
field: 

1. The University Medical Officer and Director 
of Student Health will have jurisdiction over 
the student health service and general charge 
of all medical treatment and remedial exercises 
given to students. 


2. The Athletics Manager will, under the Director 
of Physical Education, have general super- 
vision of all intramural and_ intercollegiate 
athletics for men, and will direct the activities 
of all athletic coaches and instructors. 


os) 


. The Assistant Director of Physical Education 
for Women will have general supervision of all 
intramural and intercollegiate athletics for 
women students, and in her own field will have 
responsibilities similar to those of the Athletics 
Manager. 

4. The Assistant Director of Physical Education 

at Macdonald College will represent the 

Director of Physical Education at Ste. Anne 

de Bellevue, and will exercise general super- 

vision and control over all matters of athletics 
and student health at Macdonald College. 


Administratively, the activities of the Department 
are arranged in two clearly defined divisions—Health 
and Athletics. In the latter field the students are 
given a large share in the management of sports 
through two student 


odies, one for men and one for 
women, which will be given considerable executive 
power. 

1. The Students’ Athletics Council will continue 
to administer all athletic events for men, sub- 
ject to the final decision of the Athletics 
Manager and the Director of Physical Edu- 
cation, in regard to matters arising out of the 
budget and to general university policy. It 
will be responsible for organizing games and 
other athletic fixtures, for the appointment 
of managers and for the granting of awards. 

2. The Women Students’ Athletics Council, in 
similar fashion, will be charged with identical 
responsibilities in the case of all sports in 
which women students participate, subject to 
the final decision of the Assistant Director of 
Physical Education for Women. 


Che real benefits which the University has derived 
from the advice and assistance of its graduates on the 
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A. Trip to Hellas 


[’ IS NOT my intention in this paper to evoke the 
Greece of antiquity, but rather to tell you a little 
about modern Greece as it is today. This I am doing, 
as you have probably already guessed, because in the 
presence of so many professors of classics and classical 
students I am afraid that if I talked about ancient 
Greece I would make all kinds of errors that you would 
at once pick out. 

I suppose that the traveller, if he has had any 
classical education at all, approaches Greece in a sort 
of haze of pleasant reminiscence, expecting perhaps 
to wander contentedly about in a country peopled 
solely by the ghosts of Socrates, Euripides, Plato, 
and company, who are peacefully haunting scenes 
of ruined splendour that he has previously seen in 
photographs illustrating his ancient history books, or 
slides which a lecturing professor has shown him. 
Somehow or other, you hardly ever think of modern 
Greece. In Italy you think of Giotto, Fra Angelico, 
and the Italian 
history of the 


Dante, and the 
Italian 
Mussolini, as well as Horace, Vergil, Cicero, and the 
ancient Romans. But in Greece you reach at once 
definitely far back into the past, into antiquity, and 
nothing important seems to have happened since, so 


Renaissance, and 


Vatican, and opera, and 


that one does not visualize succeeding generations 
bringing Greece up to modern times; and I confess 
that for myself, until the very moment when I stepped 


off the boat, I would have been less surprised to find 
Athens a city of classic temples and colonnaded 
porches, where men dressed in white robes discussed 
philosophy in the sun, than to plunge into the busy 
hum of modern life, with people in western clothes. 

So that is why the whole aspect of modern Greece 
When you land at 
Piraeus, and whizz up the five miles of straight road 


came as a complete surprise. 


to Athens in a taxi, you are suddenly and without 
warning enveloped in the bustling, dusty activity of 
It is all so lively and un- 
expected, and so absorbing, that one easily forgets 
about Pericles and Themistocles and the Persian Wars 
in the plez 


a southern European city. 


sant contemplation of the modern Athens. 
For the first couple of days I found myself wandering 
about the streets fascinated by the unique exterior 
aspect of the city—the light, stucco houses, palm- 
shaded streets, ridiculous little noisy street-cars, the 
shops that open their counters right onto the side- 
walks, the striped awnings, the Turkish bazaar where 
the smiling proprietors stand in their doorways 
beside quantities of varied and colourful souvenirs 
and stuff to sell, which look fine from a distance, but 


*A paper read to the Classical Club, McGill University. 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1940 


By 
EDYTHE COX 


when xamined more closely betray their cheapness. 
There are so many little, delightful, oriental details. 
relics € the Turkish domination—like the strings of 
heavy zlass beads you see in the hands of men eve ry- 
where:even the traffic officer is playing with them; 
and th: priests with their hair done up in a round bun 
stickiny out of their black hats, and their long gray 
beards There is always something amusing, some- 
thing b laugh at. For instance the little boot-blacks 
who syarm in the streets of Athens, dressed in rags, 
but cleerfully gossiping at every corner; cr the 
inevitale three-legged camera, of some antique make, 
that fices you on every historic spot, with a dark- 
skinnel operator ready to turn the crank; cr the 
little wer-laden donkeys patiently ambling up the 
main streets. There are the picturesque native 
costunes, too, that the Royal Guards wear, standing 
Short skirts, 
coats rsplendent with brass buttons, white stockings, 


out in'ront of the King’s little palace. 


shoes yith great bunches of fur on the toes, coloured 
gartersand red caps—altogether they look as if they 
belongd in a musical comedy. But the modern 
Greeks too, provide their own picturesqueness of 


costune. Most of them wear a sort of anonymous 


clothin, nameless, dateless, and of indefinite age; 
rough nsembles of anything that happened to be at 
In fact, 
they al look as though they were dressed in somebody 


hand 1 the way of trousers, shirts, or caps. 


else’s ast-off clothes that were so old it wasn’t any 


use een getting them pressed. Everything in 


Athens—clothes, houses, shops, and trees—is covered 
with afine pink dust that seems to be native to the 
spot aid absolutely unavoidable. Life goes on out 
of doos so much in the warm climate, and you see 
people reading, eating, gossiping, making love, 
bargaing, sleeping, fighting, kissing and quarrelling, 
all in te open air right before your eyes. It’s all so 
lively ind amusing and untidy, full of colour and 
noise ad movement, thoroughly enjoyable, and all 
slightly ridiculous. I don’t think that there is an 
atom o dignity in the whole modern city. 

One >f the first things I did at Athens—probably 
one of che first things any tourist does in any city— 
was to:limb to a high place and look at it from above. 
The hishest place in the vicinity of Athens is Lycab- 
ettus, vhich is a hill that sticks up like a sore thumb 
in themiddle of the city, and has an absurd little 
monastry, or temple, or something, that looks like a 
You reach 


the top perspiring and breathless, after ruining a pair 


piece a-stage scenery, on the top of it. 


of shos scrambling over bare rocks, but the view is 


worth t. Down below the dark trees, the red roofs 


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of the city spread out in all directions, broken here 
Out of 


Lycabettus, 


and there by the rising dome of a mosque. 


the mass of roofs, directly opposite 


emerges the Acropolis, where the ruins of the Par- 
thenon look small and unimpertant from this height. 
And behind, the land stretches away to Piraeus, and 


the glistening blue Bay of Phalera encircles it all, 


1ere is a glimpse of the island of 


and in the distance 
Aegina. It is beautiful, certainly, but one could never 
call it a pretty view. There is above all an impression 


of brutal strength in the landscape, a kind of savage, 


force, that is especially striking after the 
In Italy, in almost 
every part of the country, mountains and cities and 


untamec 
soft beauty of the Italian scene. 


fields and houses and rivers and trees and people are 
all perfectly blended, creating together a beautiful, 
civilized landscape. After this harmonious absorption 


of all elements, Athens in her surrounding hills looked 


like an unfinished, unorganized attempt of man to 
dominate his surroundings. The city sprawled lazily 
across the face of the country, haphazardly, as though 
it had been poured from above, making no impression 
whatever on the harsh, brutal shapes of Lycabettus 
and the Acropolis. So strong was the force of those 
savage hills that the city seemed, from above, wholly 
insignificant and unnecessary. 

Descending again into this “‘unnecessary”’ city, I 
realized more the unfinished aspect of the place. 
Although Athens is older, I suppose, than any other 
European city, it remains, unlike the others, curiously 
unoppressed by the weight of the past. There is a 
freshness, a newness, about it, and a naiveté about the 
people, that is surprising, so that Athens reminded 
me in many ways of an undeveloped, hastily built, 
prairie town, sunny and untidy, quite unlike the 
imposing, dignified, history-haunted cities of western 
Europe. It was refreshing, too, to breathe an atmos- 
phere not charged with electricity generated by the 
war scares that were everywhere at this time. It was 
in the eventful spring of 1939, just after Italy had 
taken over Albania, and coming from Paris and Rome, 
where the gloom of the impending danger was every- 
where felt, I found Athens quite untouched by the 
stress of political events—or rather, their effect was 
Most of the tourists had 
gone home, so that almost everywhere I went I 


an entirely pleasant one. 


enjoyed a peaceful solitude. 

This was true even of the hotel where I stayed. In 
Greece there are only two kinds of hotels, the good 
and the bad. The good are the Hotel de la Grande 
Bretagne at Athens, and the bad are all the rest. Most 
of the tourists go to the former, but those who travel 
on a reduced budget generally manage to find lodging 
and substance without having to pay five dollars a 
day. To me, as one of such, the Pension X opened its 
doors. There I was introduced to the hard, red- 
cotton-covered pillows, the antique plumbing, the 


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monotonous food (I don’t think I had one good meal 
all the time I was in Greece. It was impossible to 
escape from the endless lamb, lamb, lamb—the only 
redeeming feature being the marvellous artichokes, 
as big as a pineapple.) and the irregular service, that 
I found later in all parts of the country. The hotel- 
I don’t know 
what his nationality was, and I doubt if anyone could 


keeper was a most extraordinary man. 
ever know, for he looked to be of indefinite and 
distinctly ‘“‘fishy’’ origin. And when I say fishy, 
I mean it literally, because he was bald, and had a 
disappearing chin, and bulgy, colourless eyes, and 
hands that flapped in a suspiciously fin-like fashion 
at his sides. However, he talked good French, and 
made his rates sufficiently attractive for me to over- 
look his watery appearance. 

But I must return to Athens, and another day—an 
early day, for everybody gets up at six, and by nine 
o'clock the sun is high in the clear, transparent, blue 
sky. So off again in the early light, equipped with 
heavy shoes, dark glasses, camera, and a guide book 
for another day’s sight-seeing. Through the cap- 
tivating streets, just awakening, into the unpaved 
lanes of the Turkish slums, where donkeys nod in the 
low doorways of tumbledown shacks, painted green, 
pink, pale yellow, or blue (all colours attenuated, of 
course, by the coating of dust); where men lounge and 
snooze, and children quarrel and scream in the road- 
ways; where, in the midst of dilapidation and dirt, 
you suddenly come across a tiny Byzantine church, 
It is all quaint and 
the past fails to impose itself— 


no bigger than a room itself. 
picturesque, and stil 
until you suddenly realize that these rough, unpaved 
streets and uneven steps are hewn out of the very 
When a shadow falls 
across the sunlit streets, you look up and find yourself 


rock of the Acropolis itself! 


in the majestic presence of the towering rock, rising 
grim and unperturbable out of the very midst of the 
noisy, untidy slums, which have crept insolently up 


the very slopes where Pericles and Plato and Phidias 
walked in the days of Athens’ glory. 

And as you mount further the sloping road which 
the Panathenaic procession climbed, all the grovelling 
and bustling modern city falls away, diminished to 
infinitesimal importance, and you are swiftly and 
easily transported into the regions of the past. You 
go up, through layers of golden light, into another 
atmosphere, a purer realm of more enduring things. 
Here, in the tranquil stillness of the morning, far 
above the noisy streets, enveloped in the glorious 
clear air of Greece, one is surrounded, not by ghosts, 
but by the real, living glory of ancient Athens. What 
you see are the broken columns of the Propylaea, the 
fragments of giant capitals lying prostrate where they 
have fallen, and shattered steps that it seems only 
superhuman beings could have mounted with ease. 
But what you feel is not the death and destruction, 


THE McGILL NEWS 


but the living, vital force—that here is the raison 
d’étre of the whole city of Athens, the heart and core 
of all Greece, and the ultimate source and seed of all 
our western civilization. And in this sublime and 
dignified atmosphere, fit temper for the worship of 
the gods, stands the greatest monument of the ancient 
world, worn and mellow and mutilated, but still the 
noblest temple of them all, the Parthenon. 

You have heard so much about the Parthenon 
already, read descriptions by so many _ illustrious 
authors, seen so many pictures taken from every 
conceivable angle, and looked at imaginary recon- 
structions, and studied her intimate history, and the 
shape of every stone and its function in the beauty of 
the whole, that there is nothing I can possibly tell 
you about its appearance or construction. But what 
no slide or photograph can show you, and what, in 
consequence, dazzled my eyes unexpectedly as I 
approached, was the colour, the amazing brilliance of 
the scene. “‘Classical’’ is often a synonym for ‘‘cold”’; 
but there was vibrant warmth here. 


a mellow, glowing gold, born of the combined action 


The pillars are 


of sun and rain on the hardest marble; and they 


stand in splendid contrast against the transparent 
blue of the sky, which is not a deep colour, but pale 
and lucid. 
give it substance, with patches of green grass and 


All this is on the solid gray of the rock to 


scarlet roofs far below, and all around the unfor- 
gettable view of Athens, Lycabettus, and the Saronic 
Gulf. 

You approach the Parthenon more closely, and 
the glory of the past again envelopes you. 
small you feel beside the great stones, the dignity, 
grandeur, and yet simplicity and calmness of the 
temple. 
history, of the amazing vicissitudes, storms, disasters, 


How 


How insignificant when you think of its 


and mutilations it has weathered, and is still standing 
as an enduring monument to the genius of the ancient 
It is the embodiment of all that it means to 
us, the symbol of that perfection of form, classical 
order and stability, and equilibrium of spirit, which 
are the real things that still draw the eyes of the west- 
ern world back to this bald and austere rock on the 
shores of the Aegean. 

That is what you really remember of Athens—the 
sunny, untidy, noisy, ridiculous modern town, and 
the ineffaceable view of the ineffaceable Parthenon on 
the height of the Acropolis. There are many other 
things to visit, of course—the Theseion, the theatre 
of Dionysus, the Agora, which is full of American 
archaeological students excavating broken bits of 
pottery, the Dipylon cemetery and, of course, the 
museums, where you find all sorts of old friends among 
the statues and reliefs. The National Museum has a 
beautiful collection of ancient gold jewels and things 
found at Mycenae, among them the famous cup with 
the bulls on it. I walked through there behind some 


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MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1940 


American tourists, and as they went out I heard one 


of them remark with a sniff, “Hm, all made in Naples, 
I bet!’’ 


lone columns standing right near the street-car tracks. 


here is also the temple of Zeus, six or eight 


But that is typical of modern Greece, for in no 
country are the sublime and the ridiculous found so 
constantly side by side. Not only do dilapidated 
shacks cling to the sides of the Acropolis, but in the 
streets of Athens you will be admiring an imposing 
cathedral or mosque, when suddenly you perceive, 
right next to it, or around the corner, a saucy little 


Byzantine church, small enough to be put in the 


cathedral’s vestibule; and the same thing in the 
country, where ragged shepherds and silly sheep 
gambol about irreverently on the awesome siopes of 
Mount Parnassos. 

Before I leave Athens, I would like to clear up a 
point that I am sure will be interesting to classical 
students—that is, just how far the study of ancient 
Greek is useful in making one’s way about the country. 
There is no doubt at all in my mind that the classical 
student has an immense advantage. For instance, 
walking through a park, one may come across a sign 
reading badizete monon eis tous hodous. While the ordi- 
nary tourist would immediately conclude, from the size 
and position of the sign, that it meant “keep off the 
grass,’’ a student who had had at least four years of 
classical training could, after a pause, translate it 
In the 
same way, he is able to read the Greek names of the 


correctly to mean ‘‘walk only on the paths.” 


streets as well as the French printed in the guide 
books; and when he sees a sign marked pharmakezion 
he knows at once that it is a drug store, even before 
he sees the large Kodak film and chemist’s bottles in 
the window. As to the spoken language, there is a 
little more difficulty, but as in Greece speech is 
usually accompanied by gestures, you can get along 
all right. Therefore, when an irate conductor repeats 
en allo wagoni at you, with rising intonation, even if 
the words do not immediately penetrate the sub- 
conscious layers where the Greek you learnt in college 
lies peacefully reposing, his meaning is made quite 
clear by frantic pointing and gesticulating towards 
another car. As a matter of fact, even if you did 
know modern Greek well, I doubt if you would want 
to speak it, because it sounded to me like the ugliest, 
harshest, jerkiest, most discordant and inharmonious 
language in the world. It may have been only the 
contrast with the melodious Italian; and then too, 
the Greeks seem to have peculiarly high-pitched, 
raucous voices. They all talk very loud, and always 
seem irritated, so that, as one traveller has said, when 
you walk past a café or a group of people talking, you 
expect a fight to break out any moment, then suddenly 
they all burst out laughing and start shaking hands. 
Their songs are even worse, harsh and monotonous. 
I spent one whole day in a train full of soldiers, who 


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persisted in droning continuously a movwtonous, 
unmelodious, nasal refrain until I could havescreamed 
for mercy. 

But this, and many other things, can be endured 
for the sake of other lasting pleasures. The irst place 
I visited outside of Athens was the seat of :he great 


oracle of Apollo at Delphi, which you reaa after a 


dramatic but precarious seven-hour drive ira rattle- 
trap bus over the worst roads I have ever sen in my 
life. They are broken by deep ruts in mary places, 
and great holes filled with water—worse han any 
by-path in the Laurentians; yet these are he high- 
ways of Greece. And the bus, the only possille means 
of transport, threatened to come apart at an} moment 
(as a matter of fact, on the way home the lack door 
fell off). Travel in Greece is a thing against vhich the 
tourist is so thoroughly warned in the guile books 
that only the most reckless would risk it vithout a 
But, in spite of all discomfort it never 
failed to be amusing. 


private car. 


The road wound up through gorgeous country, 
passing occasionally little miserable, low-buil villages, 
but almost all the time travelling through eapty and 
almost desolate land. It is at once obvous that 


outside of Athens, at least in this part of thecountry, 
there are no large towns, merely tiny villiges, and 
Tle land is 
mountainous, rocky and barren, with no evdence of 
cultivation except a few fields in the valeys that 
seem to have succeeded in producing som: kind of 
grain. J 
industries I saw anything of in the whole ountry 
except for some coal mines, I think, on th way to 
Cape Sunium. 

After a pause for lunch in the new town ¢ Delphi, 
which is nothing but a fantastic group f hovels 
clinging high up the slope of Mount Parnasos, and 
looks more than anything else like a bandit’slair from 
the Arabian nights, we eventually reached tle historic 
spot. By this time it was pouring rain, but Isorrowed 
a huge black umbrella from the disillusioied hotel 
keeper, and in its shelter set out to view te sights, 
accompanied by a Danish woman and a Frnch girl, 
the only French tourist I met anywhere ir Europe. 
We ourselves 


in between these no sign of habitation. 


This, and sheep farming, were abouithe only 


Ss) 


provided the ridiculous tis time, 
clambering about the wet stones and bushs in the 
midst of the sublime scenery. 

It is really a marvellous place. The natunl beauty 
alone would be enough to take tourists thre, even 
without its romantic history. There is a dep gorge, 
with rough rocky mountains rising in all crections, 
and Mount Parnassos towering above all, hding her 
snowy peaks in the clouds. High up the step slopes 
are the ruins of temples to Athene and Apolo, and a 
ramp leading up between the little treasures, dedi- 
cated by all the different city states, to th: theatre: 
and highest of all, in a truly magnificent sitiation, is 


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_, 


a_ beautifully-proportioned. stadium, full at this 
At the side is 


the fountain of Castalia, at the entrance to a ragged 


moment of a lush growth of wet grass. 


cleft in the rocks that one could imagine was split by 
Jove’s first thunderbolt. Far below, you get a 
glimpse of the blue water in the bay, and the tiny 
town of Itea. It is certainly a wild and magnificent 
setting for the utterances of the gods; and the way we 
saw it, in the pelting rain, with low gray clouds all 
around us and below us, veiling and revealing the 
rough peaks alternately, and an occasional rumble of 
thunder, we really felt that it was a strange and 
lonely place, full of mystic import. 

After this expedition, I had only enough time and 
money left to make a whirlwind trip to the Pelo- 
ponnese, so the next day I set off from Athens on an 
early train, determined to see as much as possible in 
three days, and hoping I wouldn’t get stranded in 
some obscure town with about ten cents. And 
somehow I did manage to see Corinth, Mycenae, 
Argos, Nauplia and Epidauros, and even Olympia, 
before returning to Athens with enough taxi fare to 
get me to the boat for Genoa. 

At Corinth, I stopped for only a few hours. The 
next stop was Mycenae, where I was dropped at a 
station in the middle of nowhere, with no habitation 
in sight, and where all human life seemed to have 
Before the station 
stretches a straight road, leading across the plain to 
the distant hills. After a moment’s hesitation, not 
seeing any conveyance around, I concluded that the 
only thing to do was to walk straight ahead until I 
reached the town. It was two miles, in the blazing 
sun, at noon, but that is only one of the tourist’s 


vanished with the departing train. 


hazards in Greece. And it was a pleasant walk 
indeed, across the plains of Argos—the first fertile 
land I had seen in the country. The stillness was 
complete. Not a soul passed me on the road, and 
By and 


by I saw a donkey with a woman and a child doing 


empty fields stretched away on either side. 


some work, and both smiled as I took their photograph. 
Soon the road begins to rise, as you approach the 
hills, and unexpectedly you come upon the village, a 
group of low, mud-built huts where everything is 
asleep in the sun. There is a café, which is nothing 
but some old chairs set out under a tree, where you 
can sit and look out over the fields. 
peace. 


It is perfect 
Beyond the village, the road begins to curve 
and slant more steeply, and around the last turn, at 
a sheltered point, high up, but surmounted by the 
surrounding hills which close the horizon with their 
beautiful outlines, you are at last walking up the 
ramp leading to the entrance to Agamemnon’s palace. 
There before you is the famous lion gate, through 
which Menelaus and Helen passed, and Agamemnon’s 
armies on the way to Troy, and Iphigenia, and 


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THE McGILL NEWS 


Niccoli Machiavelli and Adolph Hitler 


OUR hundred and twenty-five years ago Niccoli 

Machiavelli found himself in idleness and poverty. 
He had been ambassador for Florence in France, in 
Germany and at the papal court, and had long served 
his native city. He saw Italy weak, disunited, op- 
pressed by foreigners—Spaniards ruling in the south 
and Frenchmen ruling in the north. The papal states, 
which lay in the central part of the peninsula were 
a prey to war, robbery and extortion. Machiavelli 
hoped for some strong ruler who would drive out the 
foreigner, reunite Italy and restore to her some of the 
glories of Imperial Rome. Lorenzo de Medici had 
recently become ruler of Florence, and Machiavelli 
thought that perhaps he was the one who would be 
able to save Italy. So, from his own knowledge of 
politics, and his personal acquaintance with many of 
the rulers of the various states, he wrote a book 
called “The Prince,’’ in 
principles of government. 


which he examined the 
He hoped that his book 
would be a guide to Lorenzo the Magnificent in the 
government of Florence, and would perhaps induce 
him to offer the writer some profitable employment. 

The times in which Machiavelli lived were exceed- 
ingly corrupt. The papacy had reached the lowest 
depths of depravity. Many of the scholars and 
artists and churchmen of the times were pagans. 
Caesar Borgia, the favourite son of Pope Alexander VI 
had carved out for himself a kingdom from the papal 
states. He was a monster of cruelty, deceit and 
violence, but Machiavelli was fascinated by his 
brilliance, charm and ability. He thought that 
Caesar, alone of the rulers of his day, understood the 
art of government. Unfortunately, Caesar died at 
the height of his Machiavelli 
that, with better luck, Lorenzo might succeed in 
uniting Italy where Caesar had failed. 

Machiavelli attributed everything in nature and 
in the affairs of men to natural causes and to fortune. 
He entirely disregarded God. He looked upon religion 
and the Church as departments of government. He 


success. thought 


ruled morality out of all his considerations. He was 
a firm believer in war as the most essential means of 
building up and maintaining a state. He advocated 
the training of native militia, rather than the use of 
mercenaries. In his book, he says: 

“A Prince should have no care or thought but for 
war, and for the regulation and training it requires, 
and should apply himself exclusively to this as his 
peculiar province, for war is the sole art looked for in 
one who rules. A Prince ought never to allow his 
attention to be diverted from warlike pursuits, and 
should occupy himself in them more in peace than in 
war. 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1940 


y 
A. W. LOCHEAD 


Machiavelli would have approved of the ferocity 
and cruel:y that the Nazi government shows to its 
domestic ind foreign enemies. He holds up Hannibal 
as an exemple of a wise prince, on account of his 
ruthlessnes. He says: 

“Among other things remarkable in Hannibal, this 
is to be roted, that no dissention ever arose among 
the soldiers themselves, no mutiny against their 
leader. ‘This we can only ascribe to his transcendent 
cruelty, vhich rendered him at once venerable and 
terrible ir the eyes of his soldiers; for, without this 
reputation for cruelty, those other virtues would not 
have procuced the like results. . . . A Prince should 
disregard the reproach of being thought cruel, when 
it enables 1im to keep his subjects united and obedient. 
For he who quells disorder by a very few signal 
examples will in the end be more merciful than he 
who, from too great lenience, permits things to take 
their course. It is safer to be feared than loved, for 
of men, i: may generally be affirmed, that they are 
thankless, fickle, false, studious to avoid danger, 
greedy of gain. . Those cruelties, we may say, are 
well employed (if it be permitted to speak well of 
things evl) which are done once for all under the 
necessity of self-preservation, and are not afterwards 
persevered in. . . . Ill employed cruelties, on the other 
hand, are those which from small beginnings increase 
rather thin diminish with time. . . . Hence we may 
learn the lesson that, on seizing a state, the usurper 
should mike haste to inflict what injuries he must, 
at a stroxe, that he may not have to renew them 
daily, but be enabled, by their discontinuance, to 
reassure men’s minds, and afterwards win them over 
by benefi:s.”’ 

Adolph Hitler has acted in accord with 
principles Early in his dictatorship he carried out 
the blood purge, in which he slaughtered 1,179 of his 
opponents, and he has not been under the necessity 


of repeatng the treatment. 


these 


He informs us that he 
has made a careful study of ‘The Prince’’ and that 
“found purification and 
emancipa‘ion,’ by which he no doubt means purifi- 
cation fmm the corruption that ideas of human 
brotherhcod and international justice produce, and 
emancipation from bondage to covenants, truth and 


thereby he unexampled 


morality. He regards study of ‘’The Prince’”’ as ‘‘sim- 
ply indispensable for every politician.’’ He has appar- 
ently made the principles set forth in this book the 
foundatim of his statesmanship. 

There ire many people who, in their private life 
and in their conduct of public affairs, almost entirely 
throw asde morals, but there have been very few 
men whe have publicly acknowledged that they 
worship the devil. They usually 
“clothe their naked villainy 
With oldodd ends stolen out of holy writ; 

And seen a saint when most they play the devil.” 


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But Machiavelli boldly avows his principles. He 
says: 

“Any one who would act up to a standard of good- 
ness in everything must be ruined among so many 
who are not good. It is essential therefore for a 
Prince who desires to maintain his position to have 
learned how to be other than good, and to use or not 
use his goodness as necessity requires. He need never 
hesitate to incur the reproach of those vices without 
which his authority can hardly be preserved.”’ 

Having gone so far in advocating the practice of 
evil, we are not surprised to find Machiavelli holding 
very liberal views in regard to oaths and covenants. 
Let us read his own words: 

“A prudent Prince neither can nor ought to keep 
his word, when to keep it is hurtful to him, and the 
causes, which led him to pledge it, are removed. If 
all men were good, this would not be good advice, but 
since they are dishonest, and do not keep faith with 
you, you, in your turn, need not keep faith with 
them, and no Prince was ever at a loss for plausible 
reasons to cloak a breach of faith. Of this, numberless 
recent instances could be given, and it might be 
shown how solemn treaties and engagements have 
been rendered inoperative and idle through want of 
faith in princes. Pope Alexander VI had no care or 
thought but how to deceive, and always found material 
to work on. No man ever had a more effective manner 
of asservating, or made promises with more solemn 
protestation, or observed them less. And yet, because 
he understood this side of human nature, his frauds 
always succeeded.’ 

Machiavelli knew that this was rather strong meat 
for delicate stomachs, and that ‘the devil must be 
sugared o’er with devotion’s visage and pious action.’ 
He writes: 

“It is well to seem merciful, faithful, humane, 
religious, and upright. And also to be so; but the 
mind should remain so balanced that were it needful, 
you shall be able to know how to change to the con- 
trary. A Prince must therefore keep his mind ready 
to shift as the winds and tides of fortune turn; and, 
as I have already said, he ought not to quit good 
courses if he can help it, but should know how to 
follow evil courses if he must. A Prince should there- 
fore be very careful that nothing ever escapes his 
lips which is not replete with the five qualities above 
named, so that to see and to hear him, one would 
think him the embodiment of mercy, good faith, 
integrity, humanity and religion. And there is no 
virtue which it is more necessary for him to seem to 
possess than religion. In the action of all men, and 
most of all of Princes, where there is no tribunal to 
which we can appeal, we look to results. Wherefore 
if a Prince succeeds in establishing and maintaining 
his authority, the means will always be judged honour- 
able, and be approved by everyone.”’ 

These passages that I have quoted are some of the 
most significant sections in this famous treatise, and 
they give us a fairly good idea of the political morality 
of the sixteenth century. Machiavelli’s book came 
into the hands of the chief princes and scholars of 
Europe, and was carefully studied by the pope and 
the cardinals, and the leading churchmen of the time. 
We are surprised to learn that no one seemed to be 


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s_/, 


shocked at the principles set forth. Not one voice in 
all Europe was raised in protest. Only when the 
Reformation in Northern Europe, and the Counter 
in the South, had awakened men’s 
Cardinal Pole, 
an Englishman of royal blood, wrote in condemnation 
of Machiavelli’s principles, and other scholars followed 
The book was put 

Machiavelli was 


Reformation 
consciences, was the book denounced. 


with their vigorous disapproval. 
on the ‘Index Prohibitorum’’; 
denounced as the most evil of all political teachers, 
and he has been held up to the detestation of suc- 
ceeding generations. In theory he has been con- 
demned, but in practice too many princes in the last 
four centuries have followed the methods which 
Machiavelli advocates. 

Modern Europe is in many ways similar to Italy 
There 


There is no sense of 


during the first part of the sixteenth century. 
is no dominant state in Europe. 
European solidarity, nor loyality to Europe as a 
whole, just as there was then no Italian unity or 
loyalty. The moral and religious restraints that 
controlled men’s minds during the nineteenth century 
have been weakened by the rapid increase in almost 
every branch of secular learning, just as the New 
Learning in the sixteenth century weakened the moral 
and religious restraints of the Middle Ages. The 
spiritual inheritance of mankind has been held up to 
ridicule and contempt by some of the most brilliant 
writers of our generation. The sixteenth century 
produced Machiavelli and ‘‘The Prince’; the twentieth 
century produced Adolph Hitler and ‘“Mein Kampf.” 
The contrast is not in the principles set forth in the 
two books, but in the men themselves. Machiavelli 
unemployed scholar and 
diplomat who never had the power to apply his 
theories even on a small scale. 


Was an impoverished, 
Hitler has become the 
head of a very powerful nation and has the resources of 
a large part of Europe under his control, and he is 
proceeding methodically to carry out the programme 
which he has set down in his book. 

One of the most significant sentences in ‘“The 
Prince”’ is one that I have already quoted, ‘‘In the 
action of all men, and, most of all, of princes where 
there is no tribunal to which we can appeal, we look to 
results.” “There is no tribunal to which we can 
appeal.’ Machiavelli recognizes no authority above 
the state. The state is supreme, and the state is the 
Prince. No authority of international law, no author- 
ity of God, of the Church, of Christ, of the Gospel, 
stands above the will of the Prince. In this Hitler 
follows Machiavelli to the letter. He repudiates 
international law; he recognizes no authority of Christ, 
of the Church, of the Gospel. He breaks his solemn 
public promises. He disregards treaties, covenants 
and oaths. His will alone is law. No bonds of law, 
religion or morals can restrain him. 


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THE McGILL NEWS 


On His Majesty's Service — Ill 


HROUGHOUT the winter, as an early intensifi- 

cation of the war grew more and more inevitable. 
the steady flow of McGill men into the armed and 
medical forces of the Dominion rapidly increased, as 
the many names in these columns will reveal. For 
the information given here, we are indebted to the 
sources we have previously acknowledged and also 
to many graduates and others who filled in for us the 
“Information Please” cards The Graduates’ Society 
distributed. We again invite graduates and their 
friends to send us news of the appointments, pro- 
motions, and changes of station of McGill men in all 
branches of the Naval and Military Services. News 
of appointments to special war-time duties in civilian 
capacities will also be welcomed, as will the correction 
of any errors noted in these columns. Please address 
all information of this nature to THz McGiLi News, 
3466 University Street, Montreal. The items in 
this issue are those received up to May 29, 1940. 


Flying Officer George E. Auld 


ITH deep regret we record the death on Active 

Service of Flying Officer George E. Auld, 
(B.Arch. ’33), who, with three fellow-members of the 
Royal Canadian Air Force, was killed on May 17, 
1940, when his plane 
crashed in Cooper’s Swamp, 
near the hamlet of Eddy- 
stone, west of Trenton, 
Ontario. 

Flying Officer Auld, who 
was born in Charlottetown, 
Prince Edward Island, was 
thirty-two years of age and 
was a son of the late George 
Auld and Mrs. Auld, of 
that city. He was edu- 
cated at Bishop’s College 
School, Lennoxville, later 
attended the University of 
Toronto, and graduated 
in Architecture from McGill 
in 1933. After a year of 
study abroad, he became a partner in the architectural 
firm of Wilson and Auld, Montreal, a partnership 
which was actively continued until last January, 
when both partners ceased professional work to join 
the Royal Canadian Air Force. In the death of Flying 
Officer Auld, McGill has suffered a loss that is most 
deeply deplored. He is the first member of the McGill 
Contingent, C.O.T.C., to lay down his life on active 
service. 


FLYING OFFICER Gro, E, AULD 


Royal Navy 
Daviks, FRANK T. (M.Sc. ’28), is now attached to the British 
Naval Control Service, British Consulate, Callao, Peru. 


Vroom, Lirut. Harotp H., (B.Sc. 10), is serving in the Royal 
Naval Volunteer Reserve and is at present at duty in Nova 
Scotia. 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1940 


Edited By 
R. C. FETHERSTONHAUGH 


Imperial Forces 


News has reached us that the following McGill men 
are serving, as noted, with formations of the British 
Army. 


Ci ARK, 2ND LiguT. JoceLyn, (B.A. ’38, M.A. 39), the Gordon 
Highlanders. 

Foss, Lrzut. Linpsay J., (B.Sc. ’23), Royal E 
Expeditionary Force, France. 

GILHOOLY, Capt. JoserpH P., (M.D. ’20), Royal Army Medical 
Corps, attached Royal Army Service Corps, Aldershot, 
England. 

WAKEFIELD, Lizeur. R. W 
Artillery, 

WALLACE, Capt. A. W., (B.Arch. ’26), Royal Army Service 
Corps, General Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force, 
France. 


gineers, British 


., (B.Com. °36), Royal Garrison 


Bahamas Army Medical Services 


CRUIKSHANK, Major J. M., O.B.E., (M.D. ’25, D.P.H. ’36), is 
the Director of Medical Services of the Local Forces, Nassau, 
Bahamas. 

Lyon, Capt. H, P., (B.Sc. ’32, M.D. ’36), has served in Nassau, 
Bahamas, as Medical Officer to the Local Forces since the 
outbreak of the war. 


Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve 


Bovey, Lieut. Joun H. G., (Past Student), has been on active 
service with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve 
since the outbreak of the war. 

DARLING, ActTING LizutT. THomas C., (B.Sc. ’27), 
service with the R.C.N.V.R. in Montreal. 

KEEFER, WILLIAM HOLLAND, (Past Student in Commerce), 
is now on active duty as a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Cana- 
dian Naval Volunteer Reserve. 

Mackay, ActinG Ligzut, [an N., (B.Eng. 35), was among the 
group of officers of the R.C.N.V.R. who left Montreal some 
time ago to undergo naval training in Kingston, Ontario. 

Mackay, SuB-LIEUTENANT WILLIAM R., (Commerce Student), 
is now serving in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer 
Reserve. 

MAxwe tt, H. Stirvine, (B.Arch. ’28), is an Acting Lieutenant 
in the R.C.N.V.R., Montreal. 

McEuen, C.S., (M.D. ’20), is serving with the rank of Surgeon 
Lieut.-Commander in the R.C.N.V.R. 

OcILvIE, LiEuT. Ian, (B.A. ’34), has joined the R.C.N.V.R. 
and is among the officers in training in the old ‘‘Stone Frigate” 
barracks at the Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario. 

Tuomson, Sus-Ligut. P. R., (Student in the Faculty of Engin- 
eering), recently left Canada with a group of officers of the 
Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve to continue naval 
training in England. 


is on active 


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Royal Canadian Air Force 


Information has reached us that the following 
McGill men are serving in the Royal Canadian Air 
Force with the ranks and in the capacities noted: 
BEALL, FLYING OFFICER G. C., (B.A. ’38), Royal Canadian Air 

Force station, Trenton, Ontario. 

Brown, Pitot OFFricer R. F., (Past Student). 
Carter, Lieut. W. F. S., (B.Eng. ’36), Montreal. 
FORBES, FLYING OFFICER GORDON R., (B.Com. ’33, B.Eng. ’ 

Royal Canadian Air Force, Trenton, Ontario. 
McGreoGor, G. R., (Past Student), Acting Adjutant of No. 115 

(Fighter) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, has been 

promoted to the rank of Flight Lieutenant. 

STEVENS, Pitot OFFICER C. F. 

Ontario. 


25 
J/), 


B., (B.Sc. 34), Camp Borden, 


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Rice, Montreal 


BRIGADIER R, A, FRASER 


who has been apponted to command the Artillery of the 
2nd Division, Canadian Active Service Force. 


Royal Canadian Artilery 

AIREY, Lieut. H. T., (B.Sc. ’26, M.Sc. ’27), formerly of the 
2nd Montreal Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, has now 
been appointed to tht lst Survey Regiment, R.C.A., Canadian 
Active Service Force 

ANGLIN, Major W. A, (Past Student), who served with the 
10th (McGill) Siege Battery, Canadian Garrison Artillery, in 
the Great War, is now serving overseas with the Ist Division, 
Canadian Active Service Force. 

Dunpuy, Lieut. J. S, (B.Eng. '39), formerly with the 2nd 
Montreal Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, proceeded 
overseas with the 7t] Medium Battery, R.C.A., 1st Division, 
C.A.S.F. 

FRASER, Cot. RoBeErT \., V.D., (B.A. 15), who served in France 
in the Great War in the Canadian Field Artillery and the 
artillery of the Ulser Division and who commanded the 
2nd Montreal Reginent, Royal Canadian Artillery, Non- 
Permanent Active Militia, in 1936-37, has now been appointed 
to the command of tle Artillery of the 2nd Division, Canadian 
Active Service Force with the rank of Brigadier. 

Hanson, Mayor W. Gorpon, M.C, (B.Sc. '10), formerly of the 

2nd Montreal Reginent, Royal Canadian Artillery, is now 

serving with the 1st Artillery Holding Unit, Canadian Active 

Service Force. 

ARRINGTON, 2ND Lirut. Conrap F., (B.A. ’33, B.C.L. ’36), 

2nd Montreal Regment, Royal Canadian Artillery, has 

recently been sent ‘o the Artillery Training School of the 

C.A.S.F. at Kingstoi, Ontario. 

KENNEDY, Lieut. Jour, (B.Com. 
Canadian Artillery i: England. 


I 


"36), is serving with the Royal 


Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps 

The following M:Gill men were this spring granted 
commissions and posted to duty as Lieutenants in the 
Royal Canadian Arny Medical Corps, Non-Permanent 
Active Militia. The transfer of a number of these 


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7, 


officers to Active Service formations is noted else- 
where in these columns. 

ANDERSON, EARLE Howarp, (M.D. 38). 

3AZIN, ALFRED RANDOLPH, (B. Zs 27). 

CoHEN, WiLtiAM, (B.A. ’29, M.1 

CoppinGc, GORDON ALLAN, cae 130), 

‘IBEL, Patiir, (B.A. ’29, M.D. ’33). 

7REEDMAN, NEWMAN Barnett, (B.Sc. [Arts] ’20, M.D. ’23). 
GLicKMAN, Harry, (M.D. ’25). 

[ACKNEY, JoHN Wricut, (M.D. ’39). 

{eRSEY, Mitton Lewis RANDOLPH, (Past Student). 
MaAcDERMOT, PEMBROKE NOEL, (M.D. ’27). 

MACLENNAN, IAN ARMSTRONG, (M.D. '37). 

MonaAKER, JAcos, (B.A. ’24, M.D. 28). 

>A TERSON-SMYTH, NEVILLE (M.D. ’27). 

RATNER, Max, (M.D. ’26). 

2OBERTSON, HAROLD ROCKE, (B.Sc. ’ M.D. ’36). 
Spector, LEo Lyon, (B.Sc. [Arts] 7. ts (5: , M.Sc. 733 


.] 


The following McGill men are serving with 8 


Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian Army Medical 

Corps, Calgary, Alberta. 

Byers, Capt. J. N. C., (M.D. ’30 

Fish, Mayor FrAnxK H., (M.D. ’21). 

TENNANT, CApt. PERcy STUART, (M.1 

* *« *« * 

ARCHIBALD, COLONEL Epwarp WILLIAM, (B.A. 92, M.D. '96, 
D.Sc. ’40), Emeritus Professor of iter ee McGill University, 
and formerly Chief Surgeon of the Roy al Victoria Hospital, 


Montreal, has recently been appointed Senior Consultant in 
Surgery of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. 

Bayne, Mayor Henry Douctas, (M.D. ’14), formerly President 
of the Medical Board for Recruiting, Shecbrodke. P.O., is 
now the Medical Officer in charge of the Military Camp in 
the Sherbrooke District. 

Bowman, Major F. Basit, (M.D. ’26), 
Field Ambulance, R.C.A.M.C., 
Service Force. 

CLENDINNEN, Capt. Ivan, (M.D. ’24), is serving with No. 5 
Field Ambulance, 1st Division, Canadian Active Service Force. 

Day, Major Epwin E., (M.D. ’24), is now the Officer in Charge 
of Medical Services, Western Air Command, R.C.A.F., 
Vancouver, B.C. 

Des Brisay, Capt. H. A., 
Officer, the New 
BC! 

DORRANCE, CAPT, FRANK 


is serving with No. 5 
ist Division, Canadian Active 


(M.D. ’17), is now serving as Medical 
Westminster Reg giment, New Westminster, 


STINTON, M.M., (M.D. ’24), who 
served in the ranks of the 50th Canadian Infantry Battalion 
in 1915-19, is now attached as Medical Officer to the 4th 
Division, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, Non-Permanent 


Active Militia, Montreal. 
HuME, Major W. E., (M.D. ’24), formerly Medical Officer to 
the C.A.S.F. units in Sherbrooke, P.O., proceeded overseas 


some months ago and was assigned to duty at the Base Depot 
of the C.A.S.F. at Aldershot, England. 

Lunpon, Lreut.-Co.. A. E., V.D., (M.D. '14), District Medical 
Officer, M.D. No. 4, Montreal, has now been appointed to the 
command of No. 1 Canadian General Hospital, C.A.S.F., a 
unit of 600 beds which has been oe red to mobilize in Montreal. 

Mirsky, Major SAMUEL, (B.Sc. '21, M.D. ’24), is serving in the 
Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in Ottawa. 

Peacock, Capt, Henry A., (M.D. '26), is the Medical Officer in 
charge of the coal at the Royal Canadian Air Force 
Training School, St. Thomas, Ontario. 

Pore, LiEuT.-Cou. E. Be UMD. 00), 
ining Board for recruits of the ¢ 

RUTENBERG, LiEuT. LEo Irwin, (M.D. ’23), 
Medical Training Centre, Royal 
Corps, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa. 

WoLsTEIN, LiEuT. EDWARD, (B.Sc. ’28, M.D. ’32), is serving in 
the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in Kingston, Ontario. 

WRIGHT, COLONEL ROBERT PeRcy, (M.D. ’08), who was As- 
sistant Director of Medical Services, 1st Canadian Division 
in the Great War and is a member of the University’s Faculty 
of Medicine, has been envainted to the command of No, 14 
Canadian General Hospital, C.A.S.F., a unit of 1,200 beds, now 
mobilizing in Montreal. 


is President of an Exam- 
‘anadian Active Service Force. 
is serving at the 
Canadian Army Medical 


THE McGILL NEWS 


No. 1 Neurological Hospital, C.A.S.F. 


The following McGill men are now serving with 
No. 1 Neurological Hospital, R.C.A.M.C. The ranks 
given are those held at the end of March. In brackets, 
in some instances, are the ranks the officers will hold 
overseas. 

CHILDE, LIEUT. (CaAPT.) ARTHUR E., Roentgenologist of the 
Montreal Neurological Hospital and Lecturer in Neurological 
Roentgenology, McGill University 

Cone, Lieut. (Lreut.-Cor.) WiLt1Am V., Neurosurgeon of the 
Montreal Neurological Institute and Associate Professor of 
Neurosurgery, McGill University. 

Cross, Lizut.-CoLt. CARLETON Ernest, (B.A. ’05, M.D. '09), 
Commanding Officer. 

Hanson, Lieut. (Capt.) F, R., Admitting Officer, Royal Victoria 
Hospital, Montreal. 

HUMPHREYS, Lizut. (CApt.) S. P., (M.Sc. 39), Research Fellow 
of the Montreal Neurological Institute. 

JEKILL, Capt. Victor H. T., (D.D.S. ’25), Dental Officer. 

RussEL, Lrzut.-Cot. Coritn K., (B.A. '97, M.D. ’01), Neuro- 
logist to the Montreal Neurological Institute and Associate 
Professor of Neurology, McGill University. 

STEWART, LizeuT. (CApt.) O. W., Research Fellow of the Mont- 
real Neurological Institute. 


No. 14 General Hospital, C.A.S.F. 


Following is the Provisional List of McGill men 
serving as officers of No. 14 General Hospital, C.A.S.F., 
now mobilizing in Montreal, under the command of 
Colonel R. Percy Wright, C.M.G., D.S.O., (M.D.’08) , 


Administration and Specialists 


Henry Capt. J., (M.D. ’24), Ophthalmologist. 

Jounson, Cart. B., (M.D. '06), Registrar. 

ScHARFE, Capt. E., (M.D. ’23), Otologist. 

WHEATLEY, Capt. R. A., (D.D.S. ’26), Dental Officer. 

Medical Division 

30URNE, Capt. M., (B.A. ’31, M.D. 37). 

CoHEN, Capt. WILLIAM, (B.A. '29, M.D. 73: 

Corrine, Capt. G. A., (M.D. 730). 

Hatrenny, Carr. G. W., (B.Sc. [Arts} ’30, M.D. '34 

Montcomery, Lrevt.-Cor. L. C., M.C., (M.D. '20), Officer in 
Charge of Medicine. 

PALMER, Capt. J. H., (M.D. ’21 


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Surgical Division 

Bazin, Capt. A. R., (B.A. ’27). 

Dinan, Carr. J., (M.D. ’34). 

FysHe, Carr. T., (B.A. 731, | eb ee 30). 

Jounston, Capt. D., (M.D. ’ 

KAUFMAN, Capt. MARK, as 719), 

McGovern, Capt. J., (M.D. ’38) 

McInrosu, Lreut.-Cov. C. A., (B.A. ’21, M.D. ’24), Officer in 
Charge of Surgery. 

McNaucuton, Capt. E., (M.D. ’26). 

Perrig, Capt. A. R., (M.D. ’24). 

Van Wyck, Capt. Norman, (B.A. ’30, M.D. '35). 


Canadian Dental Corps 


The following members of the University staff, 
previously listed as serving in the Canadian Dental 
Corps in Canada, are now serving overseas. 

, lecturer in 


Bourke, Capt. Epwarp TENNANT, (D.D.S. ’23) 
ield Ambulance, 


the erent of Prosthetics, with No. 9 Fi 
ist Division, C.A.S.F. 

FRANKLIN, CAPT. GERALD, (D.D.S. '22), Lecturer in the Depart- 
ment of Orthodontia, as X-Ray Officer in the Dentz il Corps, 
1st Division, C.A.S.F. 

McRag, Lieut. Lorne F., (D.D.S. '28), of the Operative Dept., 
now with the Dental Corps, 1st Division, C.A.S.F. 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1940 


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Promotions recently announce in the Canadian 
Dental Corps include the folloving McGill men, 
previously listed as Lieutenants. 


Cripps, Capt. SAMUEL, (B.A. ’31, D.D.S’34). 
EDWARD, Capt, FRANK A., (B.A. '25, DD.S. ’27) 
GUILBOARD, Capt. THomAs Ivan, (D.D5. ’36). 
KENT, Capt. L. E., (D.D.S. '23). 


WHEATLEY, Capt. R. A., (D.D.S. ’26). 
Military Service 


We have been notified that thefollowing graduates 
and past students are serving, as slown, in units of the 
Canadian Active Service Force or he Non-Permanent 


Active Militia. 


ARMITAGE, Capt. C. D., (B.Com, ’24, CA. 30), Royal Montreal 
Regiment (M.G.), C.A.S.F. 

BECKET, Lieut. R. W., (B.A. 731, B.CL. ’34), Prince Edward 
Island Highlanders, Canadian Active service Force. 

31sson, Capt. J. Gontran, (B.Com.’36), Royal Canadian 
Army Service Corps (Ammunition Cmpany). 

CorBET, LIEUT. CAMPBELL VILLIERS IAKELY, (B.Com. ’34), 
ist Battalion, Calgary Highlanders, (anadian Active Service 
Force. 

Dewis, Ligur. E. H., (B.Sc. ’23), Candian Corps of Signals, 
Kingston, Ontario. 

DonIGAN, LiEuT. Maurice L&eE, (D.LS. ’24), No. 6 C.CS., 
Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps,Non-Permanent Active 
Militia, Montreal. 

Duntop, Lieut. J. Russert, (B.Eng.’35), Royal Canadian 
Ordnance Corps, C.A.S.F. 

FARMER, LizEuT. KENNETH PENTIN, (B. com. ’34), C.A., Royal 
Montreal Regiment (M.G.), Canadia Active Service Force. 

FERRABEE, CAPT. F, B., (B.Sc. ’24), Ryal Canadian Ordnance 
Corps, Non-Permanent Active Militia Montreal. 

FLEMING, Lizut. C. D., (B.Sc. ’25), Roal Canadian Engineers, 
Canadian Active Service Force. 

GAUVREAU, Capt. Guy, (B.Com. ’39),Les Fusiliers de Mont 
Royal, C.A.S.F. 

Hanineoton, Lieut.-Cor. F. C., M.C., Cast Student), formerly 
Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaste General at Saint John, 
N.B., has now been appointed to duties overseas. 

Hart, Lieut. Pau, (Past Student n Commerce), Signals 
Officer, the Royal 22nd Regiment, 3n Brigade, ist Division, 
Canadian Active Service Force. 

Hepert, Lieut. CHARLES P., (B.A. ’21) Les Fusiliers de Mont 
Royal, Canadian Active Service Forc. 

Henry, Lieut. G. R.S., (B.Eng. ’37), Ryal Canadian Ordnance 
Corps, Aldershot, England. 

Kerry, Mayor A. J., (B.Sc. 29), Ist Candian Pioneer Battalion, 
Royal Canadian Engineers, C.A.S.F. Toronto. 

Louson, 2NpD Lizut.