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EDITORIAL 5 
VoIcE OF THE GRADUATES 5 


WILLIAM OsLer’s 100TH BIRTHDAY 


Wilder Penfield, F.R.S. 6 
YounGc McGitt WRITERS 

May Ebbitt 8 
Firt Sop TuRNED 10 
Tue PRINCIPAL’S PAGE 

Dr. F. Cyril James 11 
THE FururE oF Our SOcIEty — 

Annual Meeting 12 
LoyaL AND GENEROUS GRADUATE—P., D. Ross 

Robert C. Berry 13 
Tue ATHLETICS’ SCENE 

Vic Obeck 14 
NEWS FROM THE BRANCHES 

D. Lorne Gales 15 


FAITHFUL FRIEND or McGi_t—H. R. MorGan 


Robert W. Jones 16 
CLass REUNIONS 18 
Tue Late Ernest Brown 
Prof. R. E. Jamieson 19 
MontTrEAL BrANcH RIvER OUTING 20-21 
New EXTENSION DEVELOPMENTS 
Dr. F. S. Howes 22 
SUDDEN DEATH OF DEAN SMITH =i 
Vic OBECK’s APPOINTMENT Sil 
ALUMNAE DIAMOND JUBILEE 
Elizabeth McNab 32 
WHERE THEY ARE AND WHAT 
THEY'RE Doinc—Personals 36 
PLACEMENT SERVICE NOTES 44 
ADVERTISERS’ INDEX 56-57 
ATHLETICS’ SCHEDULES 58-59 


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COVER PICTURE 


The turning of the first sod for the Memorial 
Hall and Swimming Pool, for which grad- 
uates all over the world have subscribed, took 
place on Monday morning, July 4. Our cover 
picture shows McGill Principal and Vice- 
Chancellor, Dr. F. Cyril James, taking a tran- 
sit sight on the occasion, flanked on his right 
by J. D. Johnson, Governor, and the Chan- 
cellor, Chief Justice O. S. Tyndale, and at 
the principal’s left, F. G. Ferrabee, president 
of the Graduates’ Society. 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1949 


397000 


THE 
MeceGILL 
NEWS 


Autumn 1949 


Vol. XXXI, No. 1 


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Chairman 


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MISS MAY EBBITT 
T. MILES GORDON 
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FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT, E. P .TayLor, B.Sc. '22 
SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT, W. F. Mackvater, K.C., B.C.L. '23 


Representative Members of the Board of Governors of the University: 
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Honorary Secretary, President, Montreal Branch, 

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THE McGILL NEWS 


Voice of 
The Graduates 


We Would Bear Up 
Under More Like This 


Sir. 


Having seen the peripatetic 
General Secretary, D. Lorne 
Gales, on two successive evenings 
at a western ice-cream parlour 
and not giving him the chance to 
ask questions, I thought I would 
just drop you this line to say, I 
like the News. 

Yours truly, 
R. H. Stevenson, 
Com. ’42. 


He’s Anxious To 
“Stick to McGill’ 
Sir,— 

Having studied at McGill and 
now settled in the Netherlands, I 
feel very strong for the education 
I received at McGill. So I am all 
in favour for the Alma Mater 
Fund and would like to send my 
contribution . . . but there are 
some regulations on the inter- 
national exchange of money, 
especially over here. As you 
probably know, the Netherlands 
is short of $, consequently the law 
prohibits the exchange for per- 
sonal matters. This is very regret- 
table, because I like to stick to 
McGill. 

If there is anything I can do 
over here in the Netherlands, 
please let me know. 

Yours very truly, 
Hans Ten Herkel, D.D.S.’47. 
Wassenaar, Holland, 


We Print Everything, 
Especially This One 
Sin — 

A group of us one evening this 
summer were talking about Mc- 
Gill and, inevitably, “The McGill 
News” came in for comment — 
quite laudatory comment, may we 
hasten to add! 

We were as one in the feeling 
that The News has been doing an 
increasingly good piece of work, 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1949 


Using Heads to Get Ahead... 


HATEVER else you may say about him, Ivan Sergeyevitch 

Turgenev, who lived in the Russia of the Czars, has some 
pertinent observations to his credit. For example, in his “Fathers 
and Children”, he gave forth as follows: 


“Yesterday I was walking under the fence; and I heard 
the peasant boys here, instead of some old ballad, 
bawling a street-song. That’s what progress is.” 


We may be going far afield for our metaphor, but it just 
goes to show how determined we are to point up what we think 
has been the uncommon progress registered by the Graduates’ 
Society of McGill University in all its manifold undertakings 
since the war years. In this connection, unblushingly we include 
The News. 

For those who have labored unselfishly in the cause of the 
Society, there is proof abundant in this present issue that their 
job has not only been well done but wonderfully worthwhile. 


We don’t much care for annual meeting reports any more 
than the next fellow, but a glance at the digest of proceedings 
of the June annual meeting of the Society will give you more 
than an inkling of what has been happening. Mr. Ferrabee, the 
president, tells us of the record membership and of the encourag- 
ing strides being made in the Alma Mater Fund. 

On another page you will find pictorial evidence of the concrete 
work the graduates have been doing in regard to the construc- 
tion of the War Memorial and Swimming Pool. Into the bargain, 
there are reports of additional Graduate Society branches crop- 
ping up and an increased fervour on the part of existing branches. 

No longer are we sitting back depending upon and warbling 
the “old ballads”. If we aren’t exactly “bawling street songs”, 


we're reaching out towards newer and wider fields — all 6,000 
members of us — and our Alma Mater is the better for it. 
D. M. L. 


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both in the choice of articles and 
in the display of photographs of 
individuals and classes, reunions, 
Ele; 


exercise a healthy effect not only 
upon the Society but upon the 
University generally. 

How about it? 


We felt quite sure that, after 
you had read the foregoing para- 
graphs, you would print this let- 
ter ! 

Now to our point. Why not 
devote greater space to letters 
from graduates? Why not print 
the “beefs’’ as well as the pats on 
the back? Why not build up the 
Letters to the Editor section? Do 
you not think that such a sec- 
tion would enliven an already im- 
proved magazine? 

An exchange of views between 
graduates, be they members of 
the Society or not, is bound to 


(Sgd.) Controversialists. 


Ep. Note: How about? Certain- 
ly! We are ready and willing to 
devote all available space to 
“Voice of the Graduates” for rea- 
sons which should be obvious. 
And do not for one moment think 
that we relegate the “beefs” to the 
wastepaper basket. We'll print 
anything short of libel if it will 
help to stimulate the cause of the 
Society which is, of course, the 
cause of the University. More and 
more, let’s hear the “Voice of the 
Graduates”. 


William Osler’s 100th Birthday 


Distinguished Teacher, Beloved Physician, His 


In fluence for Good was Enormous 


by Wilder Penfield, F.R.S. him live again for you as he lives in my 


memory. 

It was late in his career, while he was 
Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford, that 
I knew him. But he was young in heart and 
mind — a spare, swarthy, quick-moving man, 
with drooping moustache and an ever-present 
twinkle in his brown eyes. He was often elu- 


Director, Montreal Neurological Institute. 


N various catres all around the world, men 

are recalliry the life of William Osler, the 
great Canadia physician, who was born ex 
actly 100 year ago in the Anglican parsonage 
at Bond Head.3ond Head was situated in what 
was then calle Upper Canada, when the wild- 
erness had ne yet been converted into the 


sive, but always friendly and merry. 

One might suspect that an elf, a “merry 
wanderer of the night”, a Canadian Puck, had 
come out of the deep woods of Upper Canada 
and crept into his cradle with him. At all 
events, that spirit went with him through life. 
It made him different. When he was hurt he 
seemed more gay. He whistled and perpetrated 
whimsical jokes at times when others might 


farmlands of )ntario. He was born into the 
family of a rissionary clergyman, Feather- 
stone Osler, vho had been sent out into the 
new world by he “Society for the Propagation 
of the Gospeln Foreign Parts”, but the offi 
cers of the socety, in spite of their undoubted 


foresight, proably never counted on Mrs. 
have wept. 


Osler, never sspected the blessings that would . : 
He was somehow aloof and yet instantly 


accrue to makind from the propagation of d f 5 
young Oslers 1 the wilderness of Bond Head! accessible a saci po needed fim, 70% a 
My task is o tell simply what kind of man driving, SEMVOTIES, characteristic Bi love S 
this Bond Hed baby. grew up to be; to make his fellow men. Call it compassion, if you like. 
Compassion is the essential characteristic of 
all doctors; or it should be. That is what drives 
*Notes fromm a bihday broadcast, July 12th, 1949. young men into the practice of medicine ; or 
Mahe La ees that should be the reason. That is what made 
the family doctor of the past generation, and 
of the present too, the beloved friend, the un- 

pretending altruist in our society. 

But doctors and medical students seem to be, 
in general, a rather ordinary lot. A standard 
prescription for making an average doctor 
might read as follows: 

i One part — compassion for human 
suffering ; 
One part — curiosity about the body 
and mind of man; 
Two parts — willingness to work. 
Dissolve in a decade of time and decant! 

If that makes an ordinary doctor, then how 
was Osler different? One difference was that 
from the outset he was consumed by desire to 
‘discover the causes of things. ; 

His family moved to Dundas, and he came 
eventually to be a pupil at Trinity College 
School, became the first head boy, in fact. 
But the important fact for him was that the 
warden, the Reverend W. A. Johnson, was an 


enthusiastic biologist. On week ends he was 


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joined by a physician from Toronto, Dr. James 
Sovell. Together they went in quest of speci- 
mens to examine with microscopes, and Willie 
Osler became their willing slave. 

So he tramped through the woods and 
swamps about his school, collecting, cata- 
loguing, studying the things that lived and 
grew in the freshwater pools of the wilderness. 
One might think that the Puckish spirit within 
him would exult in all this and might lead him 
astray, ever deeper into the forest. But his 
interest had been caught instead by a minute 
class of animal organisms, the polyzoa, that he 
found in the water and about which he later 
published the substance of his schoolboy notes. 

After that, he went to Trinity College, 
Toronto, thinking that he would enter the 
ministry, like many another doctor. But, in- 
stead he passed into medical school, beginning 
at Toronto and finishing at McGill; then abroad 
for two years of graduate study in England 
and Germany. 

Nothing very unusual in all that, except that 
he was a good student and he was actually 
urged to take charge of the Department of 
Botany at McGill. But he refused the offer 
and returned to his home at Dundas to prac- 
tice medicine. The first entry in his account 
book was — “Speck” removed from “cornea” 
— 50 cents. He took another doctor’s practice 
for one month and was said to have received 
$25.00 for his services, with a pair of old- 
fashioned elastic-sided shoes thrown in for 
good measure. 


At last, through his Montreal patron, Pro- 
fessor Palmer Howard, he was called back to 
McGill to join the Faculty of Medicine. Then it 
was that he showed that he was not like other 
young physicians of those days. He plunged 
into the study of the causes of disease and 
human derangements, igncring, for the time 
being, the methods of treatment then in voyue. 


It so happened that the Professor of the 
“Institutes of Medicine” at McGill died at the 
end of Osler’s first year there. Osler took over 
his work, and shortly thereafter his chair. He 
was only 25, but it became his task to study 
and teach histology, or the mocroscopic struc- 
ture of the human body, and also its physiol- 
ogy, that is, the way its hidden parts worked 
under normal conditions. 

His early experiences in botany stood him in 
good stead; but his zest for work knew no 
bounds. He also became pathologist to the 
Montreal General Hospital so that he could 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1949 


OSLER LIBRARY CURATOR: Dr. W. W. “rancis, a nephew 
of Sir William Osler. Dr. Francis livedfor a number of 
years in the Osler home in Baltimore ad studied medi- 
cine under the famous teacher. 


study the diseased body and the vay its hidden 
parts worked (or did not work) under abnor- 
mal conditions. He was really tle first patho- 
logist to that hospital, for pr:viously each 
physician and surgeon had done lis own autop- 
sies, when autopsies were don at all. Now 
Osler did the post-mortem exaninations for 
all the others. 

During 10 years he studied, ecorded, col- 
lected records and published his :onclusions in 
a series of biilliant papers. His pivate patients 
were few in number. He left pratice to others 
in that stage of his career, and he occasional 
dollars that made their way ino his pocket 
found no hiding place down there If they were 
not passed on for the necessitie: of life, they 
were used for books and instriments in his 
department. 

To understand the contributin that Osler 
made to medicine, you must see nedicine as it 
was in 1874. The causes of diseise were not 
known, and, although a multitide of treat- 
ments were in use, few of them vere specific. 


(Continued on page 24) 


NOVELISTS DISCUSS WORK: Pegg 


y Goodin (left), author of the best-seller, 


“Clementine”, and Constance Beresford 


Howe, whose third novel, “The Invisible Gate”, will be published this fall, discuss a manuscript with Professor Harold 


G. Files, chairman of the Department of English. 


Young Mcbill Writers 


Course on the Novel Established and Conduiel 
by Dr. Files Sets Encouraging Note 


by May Ebbitt, 
Alumnae Representative. 


as tendency of most nations is to find 
ways of strengthening their weak points, 
but Canadians seem to do the opposite in at 
least one area of intellectual endeavor. For, 
while the government, industry and private 
individuals contribute generously to academic 
research in the physical and social sciences, 
they have all but ignored sponsorship of liter- 
ary efforts. Yet it is in the sciences that the 
Canadian record of achievement is already 
impressive, while our literature falls far short 
of what might be expected of a nation of our 
standard of living and size of population. 


Pioneer Project At McGill 
Deserving Of Support 

Because of this, the stimulus given student 
writing at McGill in recent years is in a way 
a pioneer project in this country, and one de- 
serving of the support, interest and encourage- 
ment of graduates. 

During the past four years alone, ten novels 
have been completed Ly McGill students, and 
five of them have already been published or are 
scheduled for publication in the near future. 
This is no mediocre performance, when the 
time, talent and sustained effort required in 
novel writing are taken into consideration. 

Credit for this new enterprise at the Uni- 
versity belongs chiefly to Professor Harold G. 


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Files, chairman of the Department of English. 
But the University has given him some official 
support by agreeing to grant M.A. degrees for 
meritorious novels; under the system, the 
novel substitutes for a thesis in partial fulfill- 
ment of the master’s requirements. McGill is 
the first university in Canada to adopt this 
plan, and thus far four such M.A.’s have been 
awarded. 


Two Outstanding Writers 
Have Been Produced 

In recent years the two outstanding young 
writers at McGill have been Constance Beres- 
ford Howe and Peggy Goodin. 

Miss Beresford Howe’s first novel, “The Un- 
reasoning Heart”, was completed in 1945 when 
she was 22 and still an undergraduate at Mc- 
Gill. It won for her the Dodd Mead College 
Award of $1,200 and publication of her novel 
in magazine and book form. She was the first, 
and so far, the only Canadian to receive that 
award. Recently, her third novel, ‘The Invi- 
sible Gate”, was accepted for publication; it 
is scheduled to appear this Fall. 

It was the University’s decision to grant 
master’s degrees for novels of merit that at- 
tracted Peggy Goodin of Bluffton, Indiana, to 
McGill. Her first novel, “Clementine”, was 
written while she was an undergraduate at the 
University of Michigan. It told the story of a 
teen-age tomboy in the middle west, and be 
came an immediate best-seller in the United 
States. Hollywood bought movie rights to it 
at a reputed sum of $45,000 and it was made 
into the technicolor film, “Mickey”. It has been 
made into a play, translated into three foreign 
languages, published in pocket edition, and 
now in its ninth printing, it seems to have won 
a secure place as a teen-age classic. 

Miss Goodin wrote her second novel, an 
expose of American college sororities entitled 
“Take Care of My Little Girl” at McGill, and 
received an M.A. for it at last spring’s con- 
vocation. The book is scheduled for publication 
in the United States this winter. 


Veteran Enrolment Has 
Brought Out Prospects 

The veteran enrolment, bringing as it did a 
more mature group of students to McGill, also 
added to the list of student novelists. Notable 
among them has been Norman Levine, Wallace 
Gowdey, and Donald Purcell. The first two 
wrote of their war experiences. Mr. Levine’s 
novel which is now being considered by a Can- 


(Continued on page 28) 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1949 


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PROFESSOR H. G. FILES 


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AT LAST UNDER WAY: Among those present at sod-turn- 
ing ceremony, were, left to right, Wm. F. Macklaer, K.C., 
B.C.L. 23; John Kendall, owner of the steam shovel ; 
F. G. Ferrabee, B.Sc. ’24, President of the Graduates 
Society, (partially hidden) ; Dr. F. Cyril James, Douglas 
Anglin, contractor ; The Chancellor, Chief Justice O. S. 
Tyndale, B.A. 08, M.A. ’09 B.C.L. ’15; Mrs. George 
Savage, B.A. ’21, President of the Alwmnae Sorcety of 
McGill; Mrs. EB. C. Common, B.A. ’28, Vice-President 
of the Alumnae Society of McGill; George Savage (in 
rear); J. D. Johnson, Governor; Jeff Skelton and Doug 
Roberton, two members of the Scarlet Key; A. J. C. 
Paine, B-Arch.’10, Architect ; Colin McCallum, President 
of the Students Society; and J. Donald Smith, B.Sc. ’28. 


First Sod Turned 


for Great Centre 


ORE than 8,000 graduates of McGill Uni- 
M versity who contributed funds for the 
building of the McGill University War Memo- 
rial Hall and Swimming Pool received deep 
thanks of the university at an historic cere- 
mony on July 4th when the first sod in the 
project was turned by Chief Justice O. S. Tyn- 
dale, Chancellor of the university. 

The long-envisioned Athletics’ Centre, which 
will provide some of the finest physical deve- 
lopment and recreational facilities on the con- 
tinent, will cost nearly $750,000. The money 
was donated by graduates of the university in 
memory of McGill men and women who served 
in the first and second Great Wars. 

The ceremony was held on the site of the 
new structure, which is to be erected on the 
east side of the present Sir Arthur Currie 
Memorial Gymnasium Armory. 

A few minutes after Chief Justice Tyndale 
turned the first sod, in the presence of mem- 
bers of the Board of Governors of the uni- 
versity, officials of the Graduates’ Society and 


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NONCHALANT STEAM SHOVELLER: F. G. (“Sox”) Fer- 
rabee, president of the Graduates’ Society, poses at the 
throttle of the giant shovel which gouged out the first 
piece of turf where the Memorial is being built. 


friends, excavation for the new structure was 
started in earnest. 

Dr. F. Cyril James, principal and vice-chan- 
cellor, presided at the ceremony, and F. G. 
Ferrabee, president of the McGill Graduates’ 
Society, asked the Chancellor, on behalf of all 


the graduates of the university, to turn the 
first sod. 


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THE PRINCIPAL’S PAGE... 


Men Make McGill 


by Dr. F. Cyril James 


HIS year, when all the world joins with 
McGill in celebrating the birth of Sir 
William Osler, we are more than ever conscious 
of the fact that great men — not buildings or 
endowments — make a great University. Build- 
ings and endowments are important only 
because they make it possible to provide the 
salaries and physical facilities that attract out- 
standing scholars and scientists to McGill, but 
the future development of the University, as 
well as its present work, depend in the last 
resort on the appointment of outstanding men 
and women to our staff. 


To some extent, this is true of every business 
enterprise and every governmental body, but 
business is more inclined to remedy its mis- 
taken appointments by the discharge of the 
individual who does not measure up to expec- 
tations, and governments are subject to 
periodic review by the electorate. Because 
security of academic tenure is essential to 
good teaching and research, all Universities 
are reluctant to terminate the appointment of 
any member of the staff, while full professors 
enjoy life tenure (to the retiring age of 65) 
under the terms of their contract. Only in the 
most flagrant cases of utter incompetence does 
any University discharge a member of its 
teaching staff, so that unwise appointments in 
the first instance tend to produce a dull level 
of mediocrity that strangles the reputation of 
the University and reduces its usefulness to 
the community. 


Making of Appointments 
Most Important Function 


For those reasons, the making of appoint- 
ments is the most important function of the 
Board of Governors and the administrative 
officers of McGill University and, entirely apart 
from the question of the Department of Athle- 
tics (which was referred in a letter in the last 
issue), I should like to describe our procedure 
for the benefit of Law ’36 and any other grad- 
uates who are interested. 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1949 


In the case of appointments or promotions 
to positions below the rank of professor, the 
initial recommendation comes from the Chair- 
man of the Department-concerned. He explores 
the field, studying the qualifications of appro- 
priate people in his own Department and in 
other Universities, in order that he can demon- 
strate to. the Dean of the Faculty that his 
nominee is more suitable than any other pos- 
sible candidate. If the Dean is convinced of this, 
he makes a recommendation to the Principal 
who, after studying the recommendation to 
satisfy himself that no better candidate is 
available, makes an appropriate recommenda- 
tion to the Board of Governors. 


Procedure At McGill 
Involves Careful Scrutiny 


In the case of appointments to the rank of 
professor, where the individual will enjoy life 
tenure, the procedure at McGill involves an 
even more careful scrutiny of the candidates 
available inside the University or in other in- 
stitutions. The initial survey is carried out by 
the Dean of the Faculty and the Chairman of 
the Department concerned, who prepare a list 
showing the detailed qualifications of all the 
candidates available for consideration. This 
list is then placed before a statutory Selection 
Committee composed of the Principal, as Chair- 
man, the Deans of the Faculties in which the 
new professor will carry on his work, two 
members of the Board of Governors appointed 
by the Chancellor and two members of the 
academic staff appointed by the Senate. This 
membership is statutory but, in the case of 
clinical appointments in the Faculty of Medi- 
cine, the Medical Board of the appropriate 
teaching hospital is asked to appoint three 
additional members, and in the case of appoint- 
ments in the Department of Athletics the Board 
of Directors of the Graduates Society is asked 
to appoint two members. 


Such a Selection Committee may hold several 
meetings and interview many candidates, even 
in those cases where a member of the Uni- 
versity staff is ultimately appointed. This pro- 
cedure makes it possible to compare the quali- 
fications of our own candidates with those of 
candidates from outside McGill so that when 
the Committee reaches a conclusion, which is 


(Continued on page 32) 


HONORED BY SOCIETY: At the annual meeting of the Graduates’ S 


ociety in June monorary memversiuips were presenved 


to several outstanding graduates, including, in the above group, left to right, W. K. Dunn, ’82, honorary life member ; 
Dr. Alfred T. Bazin, ’94, honorary life member; Mrs. W. Roland Kennedy, 724, honorary life member; Mr. Justice 


G. Gordon Mackinnon, 703, honorary life member; F. ¢ 


7. Ferrabee, president of the Society, who made the presenta- 


tions; Edward Darling, ’94, emeritus member; and Principal and Vice-Chancellor F. Cyril James, who had been 


made an honorary life member in 1940. 


The Future of (ur society 


President Reviens Past Year and Holds Out 
Hope for Great Annual Giving Expansion 


66 WORD about the future. We have 

made the change from annual dues to 
annual giving. We have nearly 6,000 graduates 
who have contributed, and, I firmly believe, 
we can go on from here to 7,000, 8,000 and 
10,000 members if the work is spread out by 
branches, particularly through the class organ- 
ization. In getting this far, you have heard 
from the Treasurer’s report, we have almost 
exhausted our surplus. This is, in my opinion, 
a perfectly proper way to invest this money if 
we are ‘over the hump’ and slated for an ever 
increasing number of members. But we must 
not neglect the furrow from which we expect 
the harvest. We must see to it that the grad- 
uate and the branches have ample opportunity 


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to get some pleasure and benefit out of their 
membership. 

“T hope the day is not too far distant when 
we can exact less from the newer branches 
and leave the executives less hampered by 
financial worries. I hope we can expand the 
distribution of The McGill News. This will all 
be possible as our membership grows, and we 
apportion properly the actual Alma Mater 
Fund budget and the budget for Society activi- 
ties. We are addressing ourselves to these 
matters and, with your continued helpful back- 
ing, we should be further ahead when I report 
to you in 1950.” 

These were the closing observations in the 


(Continued on page 42) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Loyal and Generous Graduate 


P. D. Ross Was One of the Most Distinguished 
Leaders in History of Canadian Journalism 


by Robert C. Berry, 13, 


Past President, 
Ottawa Valley Graduates’ Society. 


N July 15th, 1949, the City of Ottawa 

mourned the loss of her most distin- 
guished citizen, in the person of Philip Dansken 
Ross, B.Sc.’79, LL.D. 
°36(McGill). To write 
a few words about 
Mr. Ross, as he pre- 
ferred to be called, 
is to describe a man 
whose life was filled 
to his death with 
deeds which can only 
be a great example 
to students and grad- 
uates of McGill. 


Mr. Ross was born 


Karsh Photo 
THE LATE P. D. ROSS 


in Montreal on Jan. 
1, 1858, one of five 
sons of P. S. Ross, chartered accountant, and 
Christina Dansken of Montreal. Entering 
McGill in 1875 he graduated as an engineer 
with honors in 1879, During his years at McGill 
he edited the McGill Bulletin. He played on the 
McGill football fifteen in his first year and 
captained the team for two years during which 
it played the Dominion first international foot- 
ball match against Harvard. He also became 
one of the fathers of hockey, organizing and 
playing right wing for the first McGill hockey 
team. Besides this he won the single shell 
championship of Quebec, starred as a lacrosse 
player, paddler in war canoes and as an expert 
gymnast, fencer and boxer. He has stated on 
numerous occasions that properly timed parti- 
cipation in sports helps, rather than hinders 
success in life. 
Started In Journalism 
Nearly 70 Years Ago 

On graduation he received a position with the 
Montreal Harbour Board at $100 per month, 
but in 1880 took a position as reporter with the 
Montreal Star at $5 a week, launching a career 
which was eventually to make him one of, if 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1949 


not the most distinguished journalist in the 
Dominion. After six months he was promoted 
to city editor. In 1882 he became the sports 
editor of the Toronto News where he achieved 
national prominence and stroked a Toronto 
crew to a Dominion title and won the Toronto 
Bay single shell title himself. In 1885 he re- 
turned as managing editor of the Montreal 
Star which was the highest news post on 
Canada’s largest English newspaper, and took 
part in all major sports, winning many hard 
victories on the water, track and gymnasium, 
including the stroking of a Lachine crew to a 
Dominion title. 

In 1886 he bought a half interest in the 
Ottawa Journal for $4,000, the bulk of the 
money being borrowed on a promissory note. 
He struggled for five years to make his news- 
paper a success and never wavered in his devo- 
tion to sport, and in 1891 purchased the Jour- 
nal outright. More and more the Journal be- 
came a paper with a personality, quoted far 
and wide, and has led the quotations by other 
papers in Canada for some years. In the earlier 
years Mr. Ross wrote most of the editorials 
and even wrote them a few months before his 
death. He organized the ‘Rebels’ hockey team 
in Ottawa in 1889 and played right wing for 
five years during three of which it won the 
O.H.A. title, and still was Ottawa’s best oars- 
man in singles and fours. 


One Of Founders Of The 
Ottawa Valley Society 

In 1889 he joined with Sir Wilfred Laurier, 
Dr. H. M. Ami, J. H. Burland and Dr. H .B. 
Small in the organization of the Ottawa Valley 
Graduates Society of McGill University. He 
gave generously of space in his newspaper to 
the activities of the Society. In 1892 he be- 
came its president and in 1917 succeeded Sir 
Wilfred Laurier on his death as Honorary 
President which position he still held at the 
time of his death. The generosity of Mr. Ross 
to the affairs of his Alma Mater is probably 
not known to many. He loved McGill and al- 
ways wished he could do more for her. 


(Continued on page 47) 


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THE ATHLETICS’ SCENE 


Tf Enthusiasm Counts, It Should 
Be a Good Football Year 


by Vie Obeck, through these gaps left by graduation. We cer- 
tainly are in no position to feel that we are 
loaded with stars, but I do sincerely feel that 
NCE again the fall of the year is here we have a group of boys this year who have 

with its mellow burning leaves, the start- the youthful zest and enthusiasm to make up 


ing of school amid the bright sunshiny crisp for what they lack in technique and experience, 
I realize it does not do much good to write a 


prognosis of this type about a football season 
because it is only the results after the season 


Director, Intercollegiate Athletics. 


afternoons, and most important of all another 
football season. 

As most of you already know, we lost fifteen 
seniors from last year’s team through gradua- is over that will tell the story. I do want to say, 
tion. Naturally it is a blow to lose this many however, that we all fully realize, that is, the 
men at once but we are not throwing away all players, the rest of the coaching staff, and my- 
hopes because of the great enthusiasm of the self, just how important this year is to McGill. 
many young ball players who are realizing We will have to make a better showing than 
their first chance to make the senior team (Continued on page 50) 


Loan Fund Comes Into Being 


OOTBALL players and other athletes from ‘below the track’ who have 

dreamed of the chance to play for McGill’s senior Redmen, can realize 
this ambition in the future if they have the academic ability to go along with 
their athletic prowess. 

At a caucus of prominent businessmen in Montreal recently, a Student 
Loan Fund was created, with the purpose of helping boys, by means of loans, 
who want to obtain an education at McGill but who lack money. For a start, 
the Fund will be directed to students who have football ability. But a spokes- 
man for the group said that “in time, we hope that the fund will become large 
enough to take in others.” 

The Fund Group does not represent any official group within the Uni- 
versity but top business men who are anxious to help those who want help. 
The idea is patterned somewhat after the Rotary Club Student Fund, which 
also goes towards helping boys and girls who want an education but lack 
sufficient money. This plan has existed in the U.S. for years with outstanding 
success. 

Students applying for such aid are screened by a special committee of the 
Loan Fund, and if they receive help are only honor bound to pay it back. 

Coach Vic Obeck has been urging such a move as this, ever since taking 
over his duties at McGill. He said that in the U.S., and parts of Canada colleges 
and universities have such a plan and figures show that students who have 
received any education via this method have turned out to be outstanding 
pupils and worthy citizens. 

The loan fund idea meets with the approval of the Canadian Intercolelgiate 
Athletic Union which this spring sanctioned that financial aid could be given 
to students by means of a loan. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


AT SASKATOON: A McGill Medical Alumni dinner, held in June, included, left to right, above, Dr. Cluny McPherson 
St. John’s, Newfoundland; Dr. D. Sclater Lewis, Montreal; Dr. J. C. Meakins, Montreal; Dr. R. H. Macdonald, 


Saskatoon; and Dr. John Armour, Montreal. 


News from the Branches... 


Graduate Actinities Continue Through 
the Summer; Many Plans for Autumn 


by D. Lorne Gales, 
General Secretary. 


ACH summer The Graduates’ Society 

meetings seem to become more popular 
with enthusiastic graduates having more fun 
at their summer sessions, and the early sum- 
mer of 1949 has seen some excellent branch 
meetings. 

Amongst those visited, and incidentally 
thoroughly enjoyed by your peripatetic Gen- 
eral Secretary, was the District of Bedford 
Branch meeting held at Sweetsburg on May 
27, with that genial, witty graduate of Mac- 
donald College, Bob Flood, president of the 
Branch, in the chair. The guest speaker was 
Vic Obeck, our Football Coach, who outlined 
for the branch the athletics picture at McGill 
to-day, and told the meeting what he hoped 
to accomplish as Director of Intercollegiate 
Athletics. 

Following the speeches a dance took place, 
which lasted .. . Need more be said! 


Ontario Society Holds 


Annual Golf Tournament 
The McGill Society of Ontario held their 
annual Spring Golf Match at the Waterloo 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1949 


County Golf and Country Club. Judging by the 
very attractive notice that was sent out the 
party must have been a good one. Your re 
porter missed this one. 

On June the 17th, The Montreal Branch of 
The Graduates’ Society struck a new and ori- 
ginal note in graduate entertainment. Dr. 
James had asked Mr. Millen, our resourceful 
Branch President, what type of noon-time 
entertainment the Montreal Branch could 
provide for the visiting dignitaries of the 
British Empire universities, who were visiting 
Montreal on that date. Mr. Millen accepted the 
Principal’s challenge, and with the aid of the 
Montreal Branch Council, and that congenial 
entrepreneur, Jack Rogers, chartered the well- 
known “Ville Marie”, the ship that sails the 
harbour, for a buffet lunch and a cruise down 
the river. Dr. James, representatives from the 
University of Montreal and the Vice-Chan- 
cellors of universities in Great Britain, Ireland, 
Africa, Australia, New Zealand and India, to- 
gether with some 250 graduates, wives and 
friends, had a most delightful buffet lunch and 
sight-seeing trip around Montreal’s historical 
harbour. Commentator for the occasion was 
Montreal’s popular historian, McGill’s own 


(Continued on page 48) 


iM 
| 


A Faithful Friend of Mcbill 


Late H. R. Morgan Did Yeoman Service for 
The McGill News Over Many Years 


by Robert W. Jones 


N the death of Hamilton Richards Morgan, 

B.A. ’17, in Brockville, Ont., on June 8th 
at the early age of 53, The McGill News lost 
its most frequent contributor, The Graduates’ 
Society an ardent 
supporter and the 
University a faithful 
friend and alumnus. 
“Dick” Morgan’s by- 
line seldom appeared 
in this magazine but 
four times. annually 
for nearly 20 years 
he forwarded the 
editor hundreds of 
items for the Per- 
sonals, Births, Mar- 
riages and Deaths 
columns. 


THE LATE H. R. MORGAN 


The writer, who occupied the editorial chair 
during the late thirties and early forties, had 
the privilege of meeting the late H. R. Morgan 
only once but, like his predecessors and suc- 
cessors, he quickly learned that “Dick” Mor- 
gan could be depended upon to send in his con- 
tributions regularly within the “dead line” — 
usually the first of the month preceding the 
date of issue. The items were always written 
in long hand, but were legible enough to send 
to the printers without having them retyped. 
Furthermore, as Mr. Morgan had a duplicate 
set of the Society’s records, the degrees and 
years were always correctly listed after each 
name. 


Mr. Morgan undoubtedly spent hundreds and 
hundreds of hours “burning the midnight oil” 
as he took time out of a busy life to-scan and 
clip newspaper items about McGill men and 
women, then collating and writing them in the 
style suitable for publication. As a token in 
recognition of his unremitting labors on behalf 
of The McGill News-he was appointed a mem- 
ber of the Editorial Board a few years ago, 


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but he never found the time to attend a 
meeting. 


H. R. Morgan’s newspaper career really be- 
gan in his undergraduate days as he was a staff 
writer for the Brockville Recorder during his 
summer vacations. Immediately after graduat- 
ing with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1917, he 
joined the editorial staff. Following the amal- 
gamation of the Brockville Times and The 
Recorder, he was in charge of the Times for 
a while. He rose rapidly in his chosen profes- 
sion and in 1926, at the age of 30, he was ap- 
pointed editor of the Recorder and Times. He 
held this post until his death but in addition, 
since 1942, he had also carried heavy responsi- 
bilities as managing director and vice-president 
of the Recorder Printing Company Limited. 


In its leading editorial on Friday, June 10, 
the Recorder and Times bade farewell to the 
editor who had so successfully guided its des- 
tinies for almost a quarter of a century. “H. R. 
Morgan strove always to be self-effacing in 
both his private life and in his job as a news- 
paperman”, the editorial said. “The integrity, 
the sense of fair play, the humanity and wry 
humor of the man was everyday reflected in the 
columns of this newspaper ... Men of such 
integrity of character as he, are, in this world, 
all too rare.” 


A fifth generation descendant of William 
Buell, the original settler of Brockville, Hamil- 
ton Richards Morgan was born in Ottawa in 
1896. He received his early education there, 
graduating from Ashbury College before en- 
tering McGill. A noted historian, and prominent 
in church work, he also took an active part in 
community affairs. He was a charter member 
and past president of the Rotary Club, and a 
former chairman of the Public Library Board. 
During World War I he served in the cavalry 
and during the last war he was field represen- 
tative of the Wartime Prices and Trade Board 
for the eastern region of Ontario. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Two conferences of interest to university 
women were held last May, the first one on 
May 6th and 7th in Kingston, Ontario, and the 
second, from May 13th to 15th at Rutland 
Junior College, Rutland, Vermont. 

In Kingston, clubs from many sections of 
Quebec Province and Ontario east of Belleville 
met at a Regional Conference of the Canadian 
Federation of University Women under the 
chairmanship of Miss Elizabeth C. Monk, of 
Montreal, second vice-president of the Federa- 
tion. Members of the executive of the Alumnae 
Society who attended were Mrs. W. D. H. 
3uchanan, president, Mrs. George Savage, in- 
coming president, and Miss Kathleen Flack, 
representative to the C.F.U.W. The Conference 
programme featured discussions on various 
topics and was opened by an address by Dr. A. 
Vibert Douglas, Dean of Women, Queen’s Uni- 


AT RUTLAND: McGill Alumnae was represented at “Col- 
lege Week’ at Rutland, Vermont. At left, back row, 
is Mrs. G. F. Savage, Alumnae President; at 
right, seated, Mrs. W. D. H. Buchanan, past president ; 
at left, seated, Mrs. Robert S. Stafford, chairman of 
“College Week.” 


TAMOND JUBILEE 


Have you a costume? 

Kay McKenzie, to you Mrs. Miles 
Gordon, the convenor of the Fashion 
Show, which will be the highlight of 
the Diamond Jubilee, needs the assist- 
ance of every graduate of R. V. C. in 
gathering together representative cos- 
tumes worn by co-eds from 1889 to 
1949, 


Anyone willing to lend a costume for 
the Fashion Show is asked to kindly 
call Mrs. Miles Gordon, LA. 1569 or 
Mrs. E. C. Common, DE. 6869. 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1949 


Alumnae Society Executive at Regional Conferences 


versity, and president of the International 
Federation of University Women. Miss Ruth 
Low, president of the Provincial Association 
of Protestant Teachers, with Miss Edith Baker, 
led a discussion on the brief presented by the 
Canadian Teachers’ Federation to the Federal 
Government with respect to its recommenda- 
tion of federal aid to education. 

Mrs. Buchanan, Mrs. Savage, and Miss Flack 
also attended “College Week” at Rutland, Ver- 
mont, at the invitation of the Vermont State 
Division of the American Association of Uni- 
versity Women. This conference for all college 
women in Vermont, is held annually at dif- 
ferent colleges in the State. It affords an 
opportunity to hear outstanding speakers and 
participate in individual college reunions. 
Chairman for the reunion of McGill Alumnae 


living in Vermont was Mrs. J. Boone Wilson of 


Burlington, 


These Classes Are Having Reunions This Fall 


MEDICINE ’14 — October 6th 

Class secretary: Dr. C. R. Joyce. No details 
of programme at the time of writing except 
attendance at the Osler-Founder’s Day dinner. 


NIGHTEEN classes are listed below with 
the programme for their respective reu- 
nions wherever we have the information. These 
classes are all meeting this fall, some of them 
over a football weekend. Most of the medical 
classes, it will be noted, have chosen the week 
of October 3rd-8th which coincides with the 
Montreal Medico-Chi Clinical Conference and 
includes the combined Osler Centennial and 
Founder’s Day Dinner celebration on October 
6th. Other classes at the time of writing have 
started plans for their reunions this fall but 
definite information as to dates and pro- 
gramme is not available. Further informa- 
tion may be obtained from the class chairmen 
or the Graduates’ Society. 


MEDICINE ’94-— week of October 6th 

Chairman for the 55th anniversary reunion 
of this class is Dr. A. T. Bazin who wrote indi- 
vidual letters to each member of the class. Out 
of ten members, five at the time of writing have 
signified their intention of attending. A get- 
together some time during the week is planned 
and the class with their wives will attend the 
Osler Centennial-Founder’s Day dinner on 
October 6th. 


MEDICINE ’99 — week of October 6th 

Chairman: Dr. F. M.. A. McNaughton. 50% 
of the class has so far returned Dr. McNaugh- 
ton’s questionnaire and three from far away 
points who expect to attend are Dr. Evan 
Greene from Edmonton, Dr. J. S. Burris from 
Kamloops, B.C., and Dr. George H. Thompson 
from Pittsfield, Mass. Informal get-togethers 
are what the majority of the class has asked 
for in the way of programme. 


SCIENCE ’99 — week of October 6th 

Committee: Norman M. Campbell, class 
secretary, and Norman M. Yuile. The pro- 
gramme has not yet been decided in detail but 
will include a class dinner and attendance at 
Osler-Founder’s Day dinner. 


MEDICINE ’04 — October 6th 
Chairman: Dr. J. A. Nutter. The reunion will 
centre around the Osler-Founder’s Day dinner. 


MEDICINE ’05 — week of October 6th 

Chairman: Dr. E. H. Henderson. The class 
has been circularized and a good number are 
planning to attend. We have not yet received 
the details of the programme for this reunion. 


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25th Anniversary Classes 


ARTS ’24 — October 15th 

Chairman: Laurence C. Tombs ; committee: 
Laurence Sessenwein, E. R. Alexander. Over 
60% of the class are planning to come back for 
this reunion. Plans are to attend the buffet 
luncheon in the Gym, going on to the McGill- 
Varsity game in the afternoon, with a class 


dinner in the evening. 


R.V.C, 724 

Co-Chairmen: Miss E. Massy-Bayly, Mrs. 
J. J. Harold. A reunion is being planned for 
this fall but dates had not been set at the time 
of writing. 


COMMERCE ’24 — October 14th-15th 

Co-Chairmen for this reunion are James 
Packham and Andy Starke. A high percentage 
of the class is expected back and a compre- 
hensive programme has been planned starting 
with registration Friday afternoon in the Grad- 
uates’ Society offices. The stag dinner will be 
Friday night at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and at 
the same time there will be a special dinner 
for the wives at the “400 Club”. Preceding 
these dinners will be a mixed cocktail party at 
the Ritz. On Saturday members of the class 
and their wives will attend the buffet luncheon 
in the Gym and afterwards go on to the McGill- 
Varsity game. 


SCIENCE ’24 — October 15th 

Chairman: Alan D. McCall. Over 50% of this 
large class has been heard from and the pro- 
gramme for the reunion will include the buffet 
luncheon at the Gym on Saturday, the McGill- 
Varsity game in the afternoon and a stag 
dinner Saturday evening in the Brittany Room 
of the Mount Royal Hotel. 


MEDICINE ’24 — October 17th-22nd 

Chairman: Dr. R. Vance Ward. Notifying 
the class for a reunion well in advance brings 
results as Dr. Ward will testify from the ex- 
cellent response he has had. The first circular 
letter was sent out more than a year ago. The 


(Continued on page 61) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


The Late Ernest Brown 


Outstanding Teacher, Distinguished Engineer 
and Devoted Friend of the Student 


by Prof. R. E. Jamieson, O.B.E., M.Sc., 


Chairman, Dept. of Civil Engineering. 


HEN Ernest Brown came to McGill in 
W 1905 as an assistant professor in the 
Department of Civil Engineering, the total 
enrolment in Engineering was some 386 
students. Through his long tenure in the fa- 
culty this enrolment steadily moved upward to 
include the extraordinary numbers of the post- 
war, a peak-year total of over 1700 students. 
The solid foundation of curricula and adminis- 
trative machinery of the faculty, maintained 
and adjusted under his guidance to suit the 
varying needs of the day during the difficult 
pre-war years of his deanship, proved entirely 
adequate for the expansion demanded by the 
greatly enlarged post-war enrolment. We are 
indebted to him in no small measure for the 
faculty planning which enabled us to accept, 
and to train without any lowering of our 
standards, every student who wished to enter 
the faculty and who was academically quali- 
fied. Against this background his achievements 
as an outstanding teacher, a distinguished 
engineer, and a devoted friend of the student, 
become all the more striking. 

Graduating from University College, Liver- 
pool, in 1899, after a brilliant undergraduate 
career, he was elected Gamble and Bangor 
Scholar and an 1851 Exhibition Scholar. He 
received his master’s degrees both from Liver- 
pool and from Central Technical College, 
London, and after a few years of teaching and 
professional practice in England, he came to 
McGill. 


He enjoyed an amazing breadth of interests 
and activities. He was first and foremost a 
teacher; a clear and forceful lecturer who 
believed in making full use of the allotted fifty 
minutes. One of his old students has put into 
words the appreciation felt by the thousands 
who had the privilege of sitting under him. He 
says, “During my career at two universities I 
had the good fortune to be taught by two great 
men, neither of whom will I ever forget. Dr. 
Brown was one of these two. His lectures were 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1949 


always a source of pleasure to me, and I never 
had any difficulty in absorbing and putting into 
practice the engineering fundamentals of the 
important subjects covered by him.” An un- 
wary student, lulled by the clarity of exposi- 
tion and the apparently. unhurried progress of 
the course, would have a rude awakening when 
his review made him realize the extent of the 
ground covered. 

Not always the most patient of men, Pro- 
fessor Brown rarely allowed even the “dumb- 
est” question from a student to ruffle him, and 
spared no effort in explaining his theses in 
minute detail. The lecture hour with him was 
a full hour devoted to the business in hand, 
but his keen sense of humor was never far off, 
and he delighted in the subtle dry touch, as 
when, having developed a theory resulting in 
a beautifully concise formula which however 
required some further treatment before use, 
he would remark, “Let us simplify this ex- 
pression”, and would then proceed to fill a 
whole panel of the blackboard with the simpli- 
fication. His remark, “Just make a short note, 
say ...’, would be the prelude to two para- 
graphs of text-book brevity and clarity, dic- 
tated without notes, and never the same two 
years running. 

From the day he joined McGill, Professor 
Brown exerted a strong influence on our 
courses in applied mechanics, hydraulics, and 
strength of materials, so fundamental to all 
branches of engineering. It is in itself a tribute 
to a soundness of training and a maturity of 
judgment in this young man, fresh from 
England and still in his twenties at the time, 
that the broad lines of content and treatment 
developed in those years, have required few 
modifications to keep our courses in accord 
with the best in engineering education on this 
continent. He was an able second to the late 
Dean H. M. MacKay, then Professor of Civil 
Engineering and Head of the Department. 
Together they formed a very strong team. On 
the death of Dean MacKay in 1930, Professor 
Brown was appointed Dean of the Faculty, 
and his increasing load of administrative duties 


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New Extension Developments 


Dr. E. S. Howes, Director of the Department, Gives 
Outline of Approved R ecommendations 


by Dr. F. 5. Howes, 


Director, University Extension. 


NIVERSITY Extension work at McGill 
in the form of evening lectures has had a 
long and creditable history. Begun more than 
thirty years ago, it has grown to the point 
where last session more than 4,000 students 
were registered for the evening courses. 
Before Col. Bovey’s retirement in 1948, the 
University Committee on Extension Lectures 
of which he was the chairman, recommended 
that the Senate set up a Special Committee to 
study and make recommendations on all of the 
Extension activities of the University. 
After a year of work, the special Committee 
submitted a report the main conclusions and 
recommendations of which were as follows. 


Since the University is a home of learning 
and research supported by the public, it is the 
University’s duty to make itself the intellec- 
tual centre of the community and to extend to 
that community the benefits of its specialized 
knowledge and learning. The University and 
the intelligent citizen can in this way be 
brought together to their mutual advantage, 
for people who regard McGill as a friendly and 
accessible source of knowledge and wisdom 
will naturally support us in our activities. Thus 
while it is the duty of the University to present 
a lively, imaginative and well-organized Ex- 
tension Programme, it is also a sound invest- 
ment to do so. 

In line with this conclusion, it is recom- 
mended that a more intense and continuous 
study be made of the public’s interests and 
needs and of the best methods of utilizing the 
University’s available resources to meet these 
needs. 

In particular, it was recommended that con- 
sideration be given to the further development 
of four types of courses for which it was felt 
there would be a considerable demand. These 
types are: 

1. Coordinated series of courses, as e.g., 
the Commerce Evening Courses or the 
Graduate Evening Courses in Electrical 
Engineering, leading to qualifying ex- 


aminations of outside professional 
bodies or of the University. 


2 Similar coordinated series on non- 
professional subjects; as ¢.8., Philo- 
sophy or Psychology. 

3. New courses given by a single in- 


structor, and 

4. New planned series of lectures, as €.8., 
the course called “Our City” given last 
session in which each lecture is given 
by a different expert. 

In the belief that examinations and certi- 
ficates will act as a stimulus to the more 
serious students, it was recommended that 
terminal examinations, optional to the stu- 
dents, be offered in most of the courses. 

It was recommended that the Graduate 
Evening Course in Engineering be continued 
and where possible extended to other fields of 
Engineering. 

It was also recommended that the Commerce 
Evening Course which last session attracted 
some 1,300 students, be continued and brought 
for administrative purposes under the Uni- 
versity Extension Committee. These courses, 
some fourteen in number, conducted by the 
School of Commerce under agreement with 
various professional associations such as the 
Society of Chartered Accountants, prepare 
students for the qualifying examinations of 
these bodies. 

Finally, it was recommended that the Adult 
Education programme which is administered 
by the Adult Education Service at Macdonald 
College and directed toward residents of rural 
and smaller communities of the province, be 
recognized as a proper function of the Uni- 
versity and continued. Although this pro- 
gramme is not well known to people living in 
Montreal, it includes the Farm Radio Forums, 
Community Schools, Leadership Training 
Schools and the maintenance of an Informa- 
tion Centre. In terms of numbers involved, it 
is the largest extension project at McGill and 
has proven to be a very valuable one. 

To administer these activities, it was recom- 
mended that a Director of University Exten- 
sion, who would be a regular member of the 

(Continued on page 28) 


THE McGILL NEW” 


“EXPORT” 


CANADA'S FINEST CIGARETTE 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1949 


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“Osler —” 
(Continued from page 7) 


While Osler, during his ‘teens, had been 
studying polyzoa in Canadian swamps, Louis 
Pasteur, in Paris, was demonstrating the 
micro-organisms that had ruined the wine 
industry of France and showing that these 
organisms could be killed by what we now call 
pasteurization. 

When Osler joined the faculty at McGill, 
Pasteur had just begun to direct his attention 
to the micro-organisms of disease among ani- 
mals and among man. He was only beginning 
to see the possibility of treatment by inocula- 
tion. It was another eight years before Koch 
was to announce that the tubercle bacillus was 
the cause of tuberculosis. Antiseptic surgery 
was in its cradle, but x-ray had not yet been 
dreamed of. 


For 10 years in Montreal Osler studied the 
effects of disease on the human body. During 
this time so many scientific discoveries were 
made that the traditional clinical practice of 


medicine had become suddenly old fashioned. 
er who could defy 
could forbid use- 
moderniza- 


There was need of a lead 
tradition in medical practice, 

less treatment, to make way for 
tion. 

Osler became that leader. He was criticized, 
called a therapeutic nihilist. Certainly he was 
an iconoclast. And yet, in spite of that, he did 
not become unpopular with his fellows. He 
was too kindly, too friendly for that, too lack- 
ing in guile. Instead, he had a hand in the 
formation of new medical societies, new jour- 
nals. As his friend and backer, Palmer Howard, 
expressed it with delight, he instilled a new 


“ferment” into his colleagues at McGill. 

During this time the ferment was working 
within him and he too was growing. The halt- 
ing, awkward phrases that composed his early 
lectures were gradually disappearing, and he 
was developing the polished style for which 
he was to become famous. 

By now other centres were calling for him. 


(Continued on page 26) 


FIRST EDITION: A copy of The Principles and Practice of Medicine 


inscribed to Grace R. Gross, 


whom Sir William later married. 


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“Osler —” 
(Continued from page 24) 


The University of Pennsylvania, which was 
then the leading centre of medicine on the 
continent, offered him its chair in medicine. 
He is said to have flipped a coin — “Heads to 
Philadelphia; tails to remain in Montreal”. 
“Heads” it was. 

But Philadelphia was not to hold him long, 
for the famous Johns Hopkins Hospital and 
Medical School, which had been the subject of 
rumour for years, was about to open in Balti- 
more, and youthful leaders were being called 
to each department. Finally the choice for the 
senior post — the Chair of Medicine — was 
made. It fell upon William Osler; and he ac- 
cepted the call at the age of 39. 


He continued to be an iconoclast. He banished 
outmoded methods and he refused to prescribe 
treatment when he knew no treatment would 
be effective. This brought him criticism, which 
he accepted humbly. 


But he was constructive in medicine, too. 
In his textbook of medicine, he described the 
effects of disease with a new clarity, and he 
stated what was known and what was not 
known of cause and treatment. He demon- 
strated better methods of diagnosis based on 
understanding. He revolutionized medical in- 
struction by the introduction of bedside 
teaching. 

But everywhere he went disciples followed 
him — students and doctors, young and old. 
Always the Osler ferment — new societies, 
new journals, new enthusiasms, and a lasting 
loyalty and love between him and his followers, 
as though indeed the mantle of the Great 
Physician had fallen upon him. 


Sixteen years in Baltimore, and then he was 
away again to his last post, the Chair of the 
Regius Professor of Medicine in Oxford. He 
was abroad when that invitation was received. 
This time he referred the decision to his wife, 
great-grand-daughter of Paul Revere, whom 
he had met in Philadelphia. She cabled prompt- 
ly, “Don’t procrastinate, accept at once. Better 
to leave Baltimore in a ship than in a wooden 
box.” 

And so, from the hubbub of a great medical 
centre, with its consultations, teaching, meet- 
ings, and administration, he slipped easily into 
a quieter life. Quite naturally, he turned to 
literature and medical history. Naturally, too, 
their home in Oxford soon earned the title of 


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Founder's Day Festival 


LANS are rapidly being rounded out 
P for the annual Founder’s Day dinner, 
which is to be held on Thursday evening, 
October 6, in the Windsor Hotel, Mont- 
real. 

Since Founder’s Day this year co-in- 
cides with the Sir William Osler Cente- 
nary, a record gathering is anticipated. 
While Founder’s Day dinners are given 
under the aegis of the Montreal Branch 
of the Graduates Society, this year medical 
men will dominate the proceedings. 


The proceedings will be presided over 
by S. Boyd Millen, president of the 
Montreal Branch. A large number of 
prominent medical personalities will be in 
attendance as the annual meeting of the 
Medical Chi is taking place in Montreal 
from October 3 to 7 inclusive. 


The guest of honour and chief speaker 
at the dinner will be Dr. Wilbur David- 
son, Dean of Medicine at Duke Univer- 
sity. Dr. Davidson was at Oxford Univer- 
sity when Sir William Osler occupied the 
position of Regius Professor of Medicine. 


the “Open Arms”. To it the old and the young 
(and especially the young) of the medical 
world came in a stream. 

From the time of his early days in Ontario 
he had been a collector and a cataloguer. Now 
his own medical library became one of the 
finest historical collections in the world. It is 
housed today at McGill in the Osler Library, 
and it is presided over by a scholar in the 
history of medicine, his own nephew, Dr. Wil- 
liam Francis. 

Sir William Osler, Baronet, Fellow of the 
Royal Society, and recipient of innumerable 
honours, was a distinguished teacher, a beloved 
physician, a Canadian whose life drew three 
great English-speaking nations together and 
whose memory cements their friendship. 

His ashes rest in an urn in the Osler Library 
behind an unmarked panel. But his spirit did 
not go back to the wilderness of Upper Canada. 
It lives on in the hearts of those who learned 
to love him and in younger hearts that are 
worthy of the heritage. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


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sections engineers are planning the construction of a huge industrial boiler. One group 
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“Young Mcbill Writers —” 
(Continued from page 9) 4 


adian publisher was termed “the best written 
novel we have received from a student’ by 
the Dodd Mead Company; but they declined 
to publish it, feeling that there was then little 
market for war novels. Mr. Gowdey’s novel 
was rejected on the same grounds. 

Mr. Levine has, however, already had a 
volume of poetry published, and is now con- 
tinuing his studies in England on a Beaver Club 
Scholarship of $5,000. Mr. Gowdey received an 
M.A. for his novel, and is now at work on a 
second book. 

Donald Purcell, whose home is in Pleasant- 
ville, N.Y., came to McGill to complete his 
novel dealing with a French-Canadian com- 
munity in northern Quebec. He received an 
M.A. for it last spring, and his book is now 
being considered by a Canadian publisher. 


The objection of publishers to handling war 
themes at the present time also hit Mary Mar- 
garet Miller, whose first novel dealt with 
wartime Washington. She also received her 
M.A. last spring, is now an assistant on the 
staff of the English Department, and at work 
on her second novel. Another. graduate who is 
entering a novel for her M.A. is Helen Leavitt, 
and two other graduate students are busy 
writing their first novels. 

Dr. Files has provided these student writers 
with the encouragement, sympathy and cap- 
able criticism they have needed. His interest 
in student writing goes back to 1924, when he 
came to teach at McGill shortly after receiving 
his Ph.D from Harvard. In that year a group 
of students asked him to give a class in ad- 
vanced composition. The class was organized 
the following year, but it soon ceased to be a 
“class” and became private tutorial sessions to 
discuss the work of each student individually. 
Dr. Files’ approach was “to encourage students 
to find themselves as writers, to give them 
freedom of choice so long as they used it intel- 
ligently, to read as much copy as they could 
produce, and to give the best critical response 
I could”. No restrictions, assignments, text- 
pooks or set hours were used in the course — 
but because of the amount of time required to 
meet students individually, the class had even- 
tually to. be restricted to 15 students. These 
students were mainly fourth year undergrad- 
uates, but in recent years, they have included 
those graduate students who are working on 


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courses at 


novels. It is one of the most popular 
the University, and each year there are many 
more applicants for it than can be accom- 
modated. 

Because such a small number of all the 
students interested in writing could be taken 
care of in Dr. Files’ course, an intermediate 
composition class was organized last year. It 
is being taught by Constance Beresford Howe, 
who has returned to McGill after fulfilling her 
Ph.D. requirements at Brown University, 
Rhode Island. At the same time, students 
interested in writing poetry have the help of 
Mr. Patrick Anderson, himself a Canadian poet 
of note, who joined the English Department 
staff last year; while students attracted by the 
drama are encouraged to do playwriting under 
Mr. Elmer Hall. 

How good will be the work of these students 
who received their first writing encourage- 
ment at McGill, the coming years will show. 
We do not expect student scientists to make 
world-moving discoveries; similarly, we can- 
not expect first novels by students to dazzle 
the literary world. Nevertheless, we encourage 
student scientists, for we know that eventually 
they contribute to Canadian scientific advance. 
Similarly, it well may be that out of McGill’s 
present encouragement to student writing, 
writers of stature may develop of whom this 
country will be proud. 


“New Extension —” 
(Continued from page 22) 


teaching staff, be appointed, and that he be 
assisted by a Committee on University Exten- 
sion which would study and determine the 
policy for the general extension work of the 
University. 

The findings and recommendations of the 
Special Committee on University Extension 
have been accepted and are now in process of 
being implemented. The Director of University 
Extension has been appointed; the nucleus of 
a Committee on University Extension has been 
named; a programme of more than a hundred 
courses has been arranged for the 1949-50 
session. 

A booklet listing and describing all courses 
will be available for distribution in early Sep- 
tember. Copies of this booklet may be had by 
writing or telephoning the Extension Office. 
For most of the courses, Registration may be 
completed by mail. : 


THE McGILIL NEWS 


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dise advertisement is an adaptation of one 
of a series created by The House of Seagram 
to tell the peoples of other lands about Canada 
and her various products. For the past two 
years this campaign has been appearing in 
newspapers and magazines printed in many 
languages and circulated through- 
out the world. 

Our prosperity is based on our 
ability to sell our products to other 
countries. Every Canadian has a 
personal stake in foreign trade, for 
one out of every three dollars of 
Canada’s national income results 


from our trade abroad. The more 


that the peoples of other countries know of the 
quality, variety and prestige of our products, 


the more likely they are to buy from us. 


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We feel that the horizon of industry does not 
terminate at the boundary line of its plants ; it has a 
broader horizon, a farther view—this 
view embraces the entire Dominion. 
That is why The House of Seagram 
believes that it is in the interest of 
every Canadian manufacturer to help 
the sale of all Canadian products in 
foreign markets. It is in this spirit 
that these advertisements are being 


published throughout the world. 


~The House of Seagram 


Society's Secreta ries in Attendance 


at American Alumni Council 


by D. Lorne Gales, 


General Secretary. 


HE College of William and Mary, boasting 


the Wren Building, erected in 1695, and 
designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and the oldest 
college building in the United States, played host 
to the American Alumni Council from July 11th 
to the 14th. 


The American Alumni Council is composed 
of the General Secretaries, Executive Secre- 
taries, Alumnae Secretaries, Magazine Editors 
and Fund Directors of the various universities 
and colleges in the United States. This year 
some 350 of them gathered in colonial Wil- 
liamsburg to review the year just past. And it 
would be hard to imagine a conference where 
the key speakers could have been better chosen 
or delivered more worthwhile addresses, than 
at Williamsburg this year. 


At the opening luncheon on Monday the 11th, 
Dr. John Edwin Pomfret, President of the 
College of William and Mary, welcomed us to 
the conference, and as Alumni Secretaries he 
gave us a word of advice from the President’s 
point of view on what every President would 
like and expect of his University’s Alumni 
Secretary. This was followed by a fascinating 
introduction to the story of colonial Williams- 
burg by Vernon M. Geddy, President of the 
Society of the Alumni of William and Mary, 
and Counsel of colonial Williamsburg Inc. 
Monday afternoon, Tuesday and Wednesday, 
mornings and afternoons, were spent in con- 
ferences with our counterparts in the States, 
such subjects as “Trends and Objectives in 
Alumni Work, Offices, Funds, Magazines, 
Salary Surveys, Travel Budget Surveys, Postal 
Rates and Regulations, Administrative Plan- 
ning and Problems, Developing Sources of In- 
come, etc.” were fully covered. 


Dr. James Lewis Morrill, graduate of Ohio 
State, subsequently Alumni Secretary for his 
Alma Mater, then President of the University, 
and now President of the University of Min- 
nesota, came east to talk to us. His plea for 


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Alumni Secretaries to try and influence their 
graduates to allow each university to work 
out in its own way the problem of Communism, 
which is facing every campus on this continent 
to-day, made a deep impression. 


William G. Avirett’s discussion of “the Uni- 

versity President’s Role Yesterday and To- 
day” was a brilliant picture of the change that 
has taken place in our universities in the last 
thirty years. For those who are unacquainted 
with Mr. Avirett, he is the Educational Editor 
of the New York Herald Tribune and in this 
capacity visits every campus across the United 
States reporting the trends and developments 
in higher education for the Tribune. 


Possibly one of the most telling speeches 
delivered was that of Dr. Arthur Fleming, 
President of Ohio Wesleyan. Dr. Fleming is 
probably better known in the United States 
for the very effective work he did on former 
President Hoover’s commission on streamlin- 


ing American executive government. It was 


the work of this commission that Dr. Fleming 
spoke to us about, keynoting the theme and 
the features of the report, emphasizing the 
need of every graduate in the States to put 
pressure on their representatives to give effect 
to the findings of the commisison. From this 
point he applied the findings of the commission 
to university administration in a most telling 
manner. 


Both Miss McNab and I feel that the dis- 
cussions we participated in, the addresses that 
we heard, the informal discussions that took 
place at breakfast, lunch, dinner and every 
evening were tremendously worthwhile. Meet- 
ing these people, hearing their plans, their 
successes and their failures, discussing with 
them our mutual problems gives us not only 
a yardstick with which to measure our own 
progress, a means of helping to solve many of 
the problems that face our own Society, but 
probably more than anything a great idea of 
the worthwhile nature of our work, and the 
importance to the life of every university that 
its graduates mean. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Sudden Death of Dean Fred Smith 


EAN FREDERICK SMITH, dean of the 
Faculty of Medicine, collapsed and died 
on Wednesday, Sept. 7th, just after he had 
delivered a speech of welcome to first year 
students in the Strathcona Medical Building. 


Dean Smith, who was only 46 years of age 
and who had no previous history of heart or 
circulatory trouble, had just completed a 10- 
minute welcome when he gave a couple of 
deep sighs and fell unconscious to the floor. 


Brian Little, president of the Medical Under- 
graduates’ Society, who had introduced the 
dean to the incoming 116 medical students, 
rushed from the room for medical aid. 


Prof. E. G. D. Murray, distinguished bac- 
teriologist and chairman of the department of 
bacteriology and immunity at McGill, under 
whose direction Dr. Smith served for nearly 
two decades before he became dean, gave a 
clue to the life and personality of the noted 
dean, regarded as one of the world’s great 
authorities on anti-biotics, known to the world 
as “wonder drugs”. 


Dean Smith, he stated, was always a tre- 
mendous worker. “I practically had to order 
him from the laboratory at night.” To do the 
finest work of which he was capable was al- 
ways the ambition of the aspiring research 
worker whose fine personality brought him a 
host of friends. 


The news of the sudden death came as a 
great shock to university officials. Dr. F. Cyril 
James, principal and vice-chancellor, expressed 
his sorrow and sense of loss in the following 
tribute: 


“Dr. Frederick Smith, brilliant bacterio- 
logist, delightful companion and _ skilful 
administrator, has made outstanding contribu- 
tions to the Faculty of Medicine and, indeed, 
to the whole University since he was first 
appointed Lecturer in the Department of Bac- 
teriology in the autumn of 1931. 


“Since he was appointed Dean of the Faculty 
of Medicine in July, 1947, he has devoted to 
its work all of his ability and energy, winning 
by his enthusiasm the warm friendship of col- 
leagues and students alike. His death at this 
moment is both a personal tragedy and a deep 
loss to the whole University. 


“To few men is there given so great a gift 
of understanding others and winning their 
friendship, so that countless students will re- 
member him as a man deeply interested in 
their problems, a patient listener, a wise coun- 
sellor. They will remember him, too, as a 
brilliant teacher, and both of those memories 
will live always in the minds of all who knew 
him.” 


Dr. Smith was born in Bradford, England, 
in 1903. He received his university training at 
Cambridge University, where he was for a 
time a student under Prof. Murray, who sub- 
sequently was instrumental in bringing him 
to McGill, after Professor Murray had been 
appointed chairman of the department here. 


First a lecturer in bacteriology at McGill in 
1931, he was promoted to the rank of assistant 
professor in 1936, associate professor in 1938, 
professor in 1946, associate dean of the faculty 
of medicine on March 12, 1947, and dean on~ 
July 1, the same year. 


Vic Obeck Heads Department 


Just as The McGill News was about to go to press, word was received 


from University officials that Vic Obeck, popular McGill football coach, has 


been given the appointment as Director of the Department of Athletics, 


Physical Education and Recreation at McGill University, succeeding Dr. A. S. 


Lamb, who is retiring from this position. 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1949 


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Alumnae’s Diamond Jubilee Program 


by Elizabeth McNab, 


Alumnae Secretary. 


T will be recalled that last year’s programme 

was a most interesting and successful one 
and from the plans which Mrs. Common’s 
programme committee have been developing 
since early summer, it looks as though this 
coming season will be full of attractive and 
pleasant events. 


First of all, this is a very special year in the 
history of the Alumnae Society, its Diamond 
Jubilee year, and special preparations are be- 
ing made to mark the event by a gala evening 
in November. We predict that the great attrac- 
tion of this evening will be a “Parade of 
Fashions” of the last sixty years. What would 
“Mademoiselle” have dictated as the correct 
clothes for the college girl of 1889? That is 
something that we will find out at the “Parade 
of Fashions” and not only what was worn in 
the classroom but what was worn in the gym 
and on the ballroom floor. Remember those 
strange-looking evening dresses of 1929? We'll 
be seeing them again and fashions of many 
other years on that special evening in Novem- 
ber. 


The organization of this fashion show is 
under the able and experienced direction of 
Mrs. T. Miles Gordon (Kay MacKenzie, B.A. 
’33) and she would be most appreciative of any 
offers of costumes which could be lent for the 
evening. If you have costumes of any period 
of the last sixty years which you would like to 
lend, would you give Mrs. Gordon a call — 
LA. 1569. 


This month it has been planned to have a 
joint meeting with Mr. Boyd Millen’s Mont- 
real Branch when Vic Obeck will talk on 
“Football and How to Watch a Football 
Game”. Mr. Obeck will show moving pictures 
and will have on hand football equipment to 
illustrate his talk. What has in previous years 
been a complete mystery to us with players 
running all over the field and whistles blowing 
will now become, we hope, a game that we can 
understand. We expect a big turnout in the 
gymnasium on September 23rd with husbands 
of Alumnae, wives of Alumni and friends in- 
vited. 


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Other events for the season are in the 
making. We hope to have several eminent 
speakers, a musical evening, occasional reports 
from our graduates who are doing interesting 
work and, of course, our annual bridge party 
in February with Miss Lois Tyndale in charge. 


We extend a cordial invitation to members 
from out-of-town branches who may be able 
to attend any of our meetings, and to our own 
members, we say, “Be on hand for the Dia- 
mond Jubilee!” 


“Principal's Page —” 
(Continued from page 11) 


presented to the Board of Governors through 
the Principal, it has satisfied itself that its 
nominee is the person most likely to contribute 
to the future progress of McGill. 


To return to the letter of Law ’36, the pro- 
cedure that has been followed in the case of 
the Director of the Department of Athletics is 
similar to that for the appointment of pro- 
fessors in other Departments of the Univer- 
sity, and the invitation of applications from 
candidates outside McGill is no discourtesy to 
Mr. Obeck who has been familiar with the 
procedure at all its stages. I might also add 
that the representatives of the Graduates 
Society on the Selection Committee, Mr. F. G, 
Ferrabee and Mr. S. Boyd Millen (as well as 
many other graduates who have written or 
spoken to me on the matter) have been espe- 
cially helpful, and it is the confident hope of 
all of us that the conclusions arrived at by the 
Committee will contribute to the welfare and 
prestige of the University as a whole. 


Perhaps one further word might be in order 
regarding junior appointments and other mat- 
ters that concern the Department of Athletics. 
These are, in all cases, discussed by the Athle- 
tics Board comprising three graduates, three 
members of the teaching staff and three stu- 
dents, and I should like to express my sincere 
thanks to all members of that Board for the 
splendid work that they have done during the 
past ten years. Each of them has given gen- 
erously of his time and energy, and the Grad- 
uates Society owes a special debt of gratitude 
to those who have been its representatives. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Holiday in Canada’s Byewphen Playground 
at the EMPRESS HOTEL 


VWEETOR LA, B.C. 


Here is the garden of Canada . . . offering 
you fun and relaxation. Here is the ivy-clad 
Empress Hotel . . . offering you old English 
hospitality in a setting of rose gardens and 
lawns. Here you will find charming rooms, 


tasty cuisine and the traditionally fine 


Canadian Pacific service. Enjoy a mod- 
erately priced holiday at the 


Empress in Victoria, B.C. 


Swim in the warmed sea 
water pool of the 
CRYSTAL GARDEN. 
Close at hand there’s 

golf, tennis, riding, fishing 


For information and reservations consult and sightseeing. 
any Canadian Pacific agent or write 
Hotel Manager. 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1949 33 


Freshman Reception Committee Plans 


HE McGill Freshman Reception this year 

was based on two aims, that of encour- 
aging spirit in the new McGill students and of 
introducing them to varied activities carried 
on, both athletic and social, which are not in- 
cluded in the academic curriculum. To this end 
an extensive program for both entertainment 
and information has been planned. Along with 
the usual dances, football games, club nights, 
and athletic previews, a combined event with 
McGill and Macdonald freshmen in which 
graduates will also be participating has been 
introduced for the first time. 


In the last two years, many have begun to 
feel that the lack of college spirit and the 
general indifference of many McGill students 
could be positively remedied. It was also felt 
that the freshman class was the logical place 
to begin. Thus it was based on the belief that 
college spirit comes through student participa- 
tion in activities largely of their own creation 
and organization, the Freshman Reception 
Program was planned and organized. 


The Freshman Program begins for all the 
freshmen and freshettes on their first day of 
registration when they are received by the 
Principal, Dr. James, the Student Counsellor, 
Rey. Knowles, the Registrar, Mr. Matthews, 
and the President of the Students’ Society, 
Colin McCallum. There they are officially wel- 
comed, the registration is outlined to them and 
the coming freshmen events briefly intro- 


duced. 


That same evening of September 27th, the 
first freshman dance will be held at which a 
feature will be the election of a freshette queen 
by all the freshmen and freshettes present. The 
McGill Union Ballroom will be the scene of this 
affair with Blake Sewell and his orchestra 
supplying the music. 


The following day, the new students will 
have a chance to see the McGill senior football 
team in action at the Molson Stadium in a 
night game. This is the first game to be played 
in the evening because it has only been possible 
since the new lights were installed. 


Then on Saturday, Macdonald and McGill 
will play host to one another. In the afternoon 
all McGill freshmen will go to Macdonald 


34 


college for a carnival picnic. Graduates will be 
driving out-of-town students to the event in 
their cars while the others will travel in busses. 
On arrival, the Macdonald Gold Key, similar 
to the McGill Scarlet Key, will receive the 
freshmen and graduates and conduct them on 
general tours to show them the laboratories, 
the barns, and the grounds. 


Between five and six in the afternoon, the 
graduates and the students will be served a 
buffet luncheon from tables on the football 
field. It will consist of sandwiches, pie, ‘and 
ice cream. After the meal a general singsong 
will be held, traditional McGill and Macdonald 
songs being featured along with other familiar 
tunes. A blazing bonfire will light the ceremony 
on this cool October day. 


By seven that evening, the busses and all the 
students will be on their way to McGill along 
with all the Macdonald freshmen and fresh- 
ettes for the Carnival Dance being held in the 
Currie Gymnasium. In the gaily decorated 
gym, the Westernaires will play until midnight 
for the dancing Macdonald and McGill fresh- 
men. 


During the following week, the Dawson Barn 
Dance, Activities Nights, and Convocation will 
be the prominent events. On. Tuesday evening, 
McGill women students will ride to Dawson in 
busses for the last Barn Dance of Dawson’s 
short history. This being the last year of Daw- 
son College, the Barn Dance is being planned 
more lavishly than ever. 


On arrival, the girls will be received by 
Dawson students, shown the campus and fed in 
their dining hall before the Barn Dance begins. 
For the earlier arrivals movie shorts will be 
shown in Dawson’s large theatre until the 
gymnasium is opened for dancing at 8:30. At 
the Barn Dance, two orchestras will play both 
popular and barn dance music to suit the tastes 
of everyone, and the McGill Outing Club will 
have its experts on hand to give instructions in 
square dances, reels, etc. 


Two Activities Nights have been organized 
to introduce the new students to all the clubs 
and societies active on the campus. Preliminary 
meetings will be held in the Union Ballroom; 


(Continued on page 43) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


YES, PROFESSOR, THE LAKE TROUT 
FISHING HAS ALWAYS BEEN GOOD, 
HERE-~ ANDI THINK IT WOULD BE 
EVEN BETTER IF WE HAD LESS OF 
THAT GREEN SCUM IN THE WATER 


ON THE CONTRARY, MY FRIEND, 
THAT SCUM’ OR ALGAE, IS THE FOOD 
ON WHICH ANIMAL PLANKTON 


WELL SIRREE,IT ) YES. ANDAS “N 
BEATS ALL,WHAT f° LONG AS THIS LAKE 
GOES ON IN REMAINS AS IT IS NOW, 
THE WATER, / FREE FROM POLLUTION, 
EH? YOu'LL HAVE PLENTY OF 
THE PLANKTON WHICH 
PRODUCES GOOD FISH 
AND GOOD FISHING 


FEEDS_ TAKE A LOOK AT 
‘THESE TWO PLATES AND 
YOU'LL SEE HOW 
IMPORTANT IT 1S 
‘TO OUR GAME AND 
COMMERCIAL 
FISH 


From the green scum of algae to the full-grown lake trout 
there is a complex food chain, which can exist only so long as 
water remains unpolluted and free of silt. By keeping 
water pure and by observing the catch limits you can help CARLING'S 
keep nature in balance, and assure an everlasting supply 
of game and commercial fish. THE CARLING BREWERIES LIMITED 
WATERLOO, ONTARIO 


foe 194s caruncs. D-67 


“Where They Are and What They're Doing” 


(Tue McGitt News welcomes items for inclusion in these columns, Press clippings or other data should be addressed to 
The Editor, McGu News, The Graduates Society of McGill University, 3466 University Street, Montreal. Items for the 


Winter issue must be posted not later than November Ist). 


07 


*Cliff, Henry Welsford, B.A. ’07, received an honorary 
degree of Doctor of Divinity from Queen’s Uni- 


versity. 
°08 


Finlayson, John N., B.Sc. ‘08, M.Sc. 09, Dean of the 
Faculty of Engineering at the University of British 
Columbia since 1936, received an honorary degree of 
Doctor of Science at a special convocation held by 
Laval University in May. 

*Tyndale, Hon. Chief Justice O. S., B.A. 08, M.A. '09, 
B.C.L. ’15, LL.D. 747, Chancellor of McGill Univer- 
sity, received an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws 
at a special convocation of the University of Toronto 


in June. 
°09 


*Ker, Frederick I., B.Sc. ’09. A presentation was made 
to Frederick I. Ker, recently in appreciation of his 
work as President of The Canadian Press 1946-48. 


"10 


Bancroft, Joseph Austen, Ph.D. 10, former head of the 
Geology Department at McGill University, received 
an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the 
annual convocation of Acadia University, Wolfville, 
N.S. 

*Dowie, Kenneth W., B.Sc. 10, B.Arch. 712, has gone 
to Japan to advise on the reconstruction of churches 
and schools in Japan. 


"12 


*Lods, Emile A., B.S.A. ‘12, M.S.A. ’25, associate pro- 
fessor of agronomy at Macdonald College, received 
an honorary doctorate in agriculture at the annual 
convocation of the University of Montreal in June. 

Pitman, Mason, M.D. 12, Medical Director of the 
Belle Mead Sanitorium, was eiected President of the 
Somerset County Medical Society at the annual 


meeting in June. 
"14 


*Coke, R. N., B.Sc. ’14, Chief Engineer of the Opera- 
tion Division of the Quebec Hydro Electric Commis- 
sion, Montreal, has been elected Councillor of The 
Engineering Institute of Canada representing the 
Montreal Branch. 

"15 


*Cole, Douglas S., B.Sc. ’15, who was appointed Com- 
mercial Counsellor at the Canadian Embassy, Mexico 
City, in 1945, was in Toronto in June to discuss trade 
with Mexico. 

°16 


Scott, Rev. Robert Dewitt, B.A. ’16, Secretary of the 
Montreal Presbytery and the Montreal and Ottawa 
Conference of the United Church of Canada, re- 
ceived an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree 
at the convocation of the Montreal United Theolo- 
gical College. 

*Turner Bone, A., B.Sc. ’16, has been elected President 
of J. L. E. Price & Co. Ltd. 


ge: 

Heartz, Richard E., B.Sc. ’17, Vice-President and Chief 
Engineer of The Shawinigan Engineering Co. Ltd., 
has been elected Vice-President of The Engineering 
Institute of Canada for the Province of Quebec. 


~*Member of The Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


36 


°20 

*Antliff, W. S., B.Com. ’20, has been appointed General 
Manager of the Canada Bread Co. Ltd. 

Murphy, Martin P., Science ’20, Vice-President and 
General Manager of the Northern Electric Co. Ltd., 
was recently elected to the board of directors of that 
Company. He is also President of Amalgamated 
Electric Corp. Ltd. 

"Zo 


*Amaron, Rev. Errol C., B.A. 23, M.A. ’33, Principal 
of Stanstead College, received an honorary Doctorate 
of Divinity degree at the convocation of the Mont- 
real United Theological College. 

*Cowan, David, B.A. '23, was recently made Vice- 
President of Geyer & Co., New York, dealers in 
investment securities. 

*Steacie, E. W. R., B.Sc. ’23, M.Sc. 24. Ph.D. 726; 
Director of the Chemistry Division of the National 
Research Council, was elected President of the 
Chemical Institute of Canada at the Institute’s annual 
meeting in Halifax in May. 

*McIntyre, Rev. A. T., B.A. 23, who has been in 
Conquest, Sask., since graduation has just received a 
call to the United Church in Ulverton, P.Q. 


°24. 
*Mendelsohn, S. Leon, K.C., B.C.L. '24, was recently 


elected President of the National Council of Young 
Men’s and Young Men’s Hebrew Associations of 


Canada. 
"20 


*Bradshaw, F. W., B.Sc. ’25, Chief Engineer of the 
Consolidated Paper Corporation Limited, Grand’- 
Mere, Quebec, has been elected Councillor of The 
Engineering Institute of Canada representing the 
Saint Maurice Valley Branch. 

*Browne, J. S. L., B.A. ’25, M.D. ‘29, Ph.D. ’32, was 
elected President of the Montreal Medico-Chirur- 
gical Society at their annual meeting. 


°26 

*Jubien, E. B., B.Sc. ’26, who is with the Engineering 
Department of the Dominion Textile Co. Ltd., has 
been elected as one of the Councillors of The Engi- 
neering Institute of Canada representing the Mont- 
real Branch. 

*Nelligan, L. P., M.D. ’26, was recently elected Presi- 
dent of the Montreal Reform Club. 


Zt 
*Giles, B. H. Drummond, B.Sc. ’27, has been appointed 
President of Courtaulds (Canada) Limited. 


°29 
*Ryder, F. J., B.Sc. ’29, at present assistant shop super- 
intendent of the Canadian Bridge Company in 
Walkerville, Ontario, has been elected Member of 
Council of The Engineering Institute of Canada for 
the Border Cities Branch. 


"32 

Allen, J. Stanley, Ph.D. ’32, research chemist, was 
chosen CCF candidate in Hamilton West in the 
Federal election. 

*Bennett, R. D., B.Eng. 732, M.Sc. °33, Ph.D. ’35, at 
present in charge of the nylon technical service of 
CLL. in Kingston, Ontario, has been elected to 
represent the Kingston Branch on the Council of 
The Engineering Institute of Canada. 


(Continued on page 38) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


es 


He’s 
got 
ideas... 


Are they sound? Can they be used? How far should he go with them P 


Many a young business executive, calls on The Royal Bank of 
Canada to help him find the answers to such questions. 

Every branch manager of this bank is there to help the young 
businessman who has ideas. 


Through long training and wide experience our managers are 
well qualified to analyse business plans, to assist 
in developing good ideas—at times to sound a word of caution. 


The financial advice of your local bank manager is worth having. 
He invites you to talk things over. 


Credit Reports 

Market Information 
Plant Location 
Collections- Remittances 
Business Introductions 
Letters of Credit 


“You can bank on the ROYAL” 


“a ” 
Personals — 
(Continued from page 36) 


33 
Packer, Henry, M.D. ’33, has been appointed Head of 


the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public 
Health at the University of Tennessee. 


35 


Chubb, Francis Learmonth, B.Sc. ’35, has obtained a 
Master of Science (Chemistry) degree at the Uni- 
versity of Southern California. 

*Dubin, I. N., B.Sc. 35, M.D. ’39, at present Associate 
Professor of pathology at the University of Ten- 
nessee, Memphis, has been awarded a Special Re- 
search Fellowship by the United States Public 
Health Service to work at the National Cancer 
Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, commencing October. 

*Stikeman, H. Heward, B.Sc. ’35, B.C.L. '38, has been 
appointed to the board of directors of the Morgan 
Trust Company. 

°36 


Miller, Max J., M.Sc. ’36, associate professor of para- 
tology at Macdonald College, has been awarded a 
Merck post-doctoral fellowship in natural sciences 
which will enable him to study for a year at the 
School of Tropical. Medicine in Calcutta, India. 


°38 
Graham, Ann P., B.Sc. ’38, M.Sc. '39, has been ap- 


pointed assistant to Rey. G, W. Goth at Metropolitan 
United Church, London, Ont. 


39 
Rothschild, Colonel R. P., M.B.E., B.Eng. ’39, is now 
Military Attache, Canadian Embassy, Athens, Greece. 


40 

Kerr, Ashton L., (Lieut.-Colonel R.C.A.M.C.), M.D. 
’40, now holds the post of Area Medical Officer in 
Quebec City. 

Laws, H. Wyatt, B.A. ’40, M.D. ’40, has opened an 
office in Montreal for the practice of Ophthalmology. 

Lin, David T. W., (Lim-Yuen), B.Sc. 37, M.D. 40, has 
opened an office in Montreal for the practice of 
medicine and surgery. 


"42 


Bergeron, Lawrence N., M.D. 42, has been appointed 
plant physician of the Stamford Division of The 
Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company. 

*Reid, E. A. Stewart, M.D. 42, having completed two 
years’ study abroad, in Cardiology under Dr. Paul 
D. White, Boston, Mass., and Professor John Mc- 
Michael, London, England, has been appointed 
Resident in Medicine at the Montreal General 
Hospital. 

Ruddick, Donald W., M.D. ’42, who has been doing 
post-graduate work in surgery in England since the 
end of the war, has been made a Fellow of the Royal 
College of Surgery, London, England. 


4.4. 


MacLaggan, Katherine, Dip. Nursing ’44, New Bruns- 
wick public health nurse with the New Brunswick 
Department of Health and Welfare, spent two weeks 
in Manitoba with the Provincial Bureau of Health 
and Welfare Education and visited health depart- 
ments in other western Canadian provinces and the 
Iowa State Health Department. 

*McGarry, Margaret W., B.A. '43, B.L.S. 744, was 
recently elected President of the Montreal Special 
Libraries Association. 

Weisz, Paul B., B.Sc. ’43, M.Cc. 744, Ph.D. ’46, has 


*Member of The Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


38 


been promoted from instructor to assistant professor 
of biology at Brown University, Providence, R.I. 


"AS 


Feindel, W. H., M.D. 45, recently returned from Ox- 
ford, England, where he has done three years post- 
graduate work and where he recently received a 
Ph.D. degree. ; 

*Morgan, George Walter, B.Eng. ’45, has been awarded 
an Imperial Oil Fellowship for research in mechan- 


ical engineering. 
y) 
4.6 


Black, Percy, M.Sc. ’46, has been awarded a research 
fellowship by the University of Chicago to further 
his research on “attitudes”. He has also been ap- 
pointed to serve as secretary of the committee on 
education, training and research in race relations. 

Smith, Donald Morison, B.Sc. 46, has been appointed 


as lecturer in chemistry at Carleton College, Ottawa. 


"AT 


Beaulieu, Roger R., B.C.L. 47, has had conferred the 
degree of Master of Business Administration by 
Harvard University following a two-year course of 
studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Business 
Administration, Cambridge, Mass. After having 
majored in Finance he is now a member of the legal 
firm of Messrs. Walker, Martineau, Chauvin, Walker 
& Allison, Montreal. 

Chipman, John S., B.A. 47, M.A. 48, has been awarded 
the Johns Hopkins University’s Bissing Fellowship 
for the coming year. 

Hoffman, Martin M., Ph.D. ’43,-M.D., C.M. 747, has 
been appointed Research Professor of Medicine at 
Dalhousie University. 

Lortie, Dan C., B.A. '47, has been awarded a univer- 
sity fellowship in sociology to the University of 
Chicago. 

Rotman, Mrs. Arthur (Nee Anita Schecter), B.Sc. "47, 
has received the degree of Master of Science in 
Social Administration from Western Reserve Uni- 
versity. 

Teuscher, Eric U., B.Sc. ’47, has-been awarded the 
DuPont fellowship in chemistry’ to the University of 
Chicago. 


"48 


Butterworth, C. E., B.Com. ’48, has been posted to 
Cairo as Assistant Trade Commisisoner. 

Durrell, K. A., B.Sc./Agr. ’48, has been appointed 
Sales Representative by The Pedlar People Ltd., 
Oshawa, for the London district. 

Jones, William, B.Com. ’48, has been posted to Frank- 
furt, Germany, as Assistant Trade Commisisoner. 
Renwick, R. F., B.Com. ’48, has been posted to Bombay 

as Assistant Trade Commissioner. 

Teuscher, Peter R., B.Sc. 48, has been awarded the 
Standard Oil Company of Indiana fellowship in 
chemistry to the University of Chicago. 

Wolfe, Nathan, B.A. 48, has been granted a_ tuition 
scholarship for study under the Graduate Faculty 
of Political and Social Science of the New School of 
Social Research in New York. 


49 


Bassett, Henry Gordon, B.Sc. 49, has been awarded 
an Imperial Oil Fellowship for research in petroleum 
geology. 

Bauld, William St. Clair, M.D. ’49, will sail in Septem- 
ber for Edinburgh, Scotland, for an extensive period 
as a lecturer at Edinburgh University. 

Creed, Murray Prescott, B.Sc./Agr. 49, has been ap- 
pointed assistant farm broadcast commentator for 
the Maritimes. 

McMurray, Gordon A., Ph.D. ’49, has been appointed 
acting head of the Department of Psychology at 
the University of Saskatchewan. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


the abiding place of 
happiness, an investment in 
security. 
To make it safe against the 
contingency of untimely death is just 
one of the services 


offered by modern life insurance. 


Sun Lire or Ganapa 2 Secueny 2 


Marriages 


Baldwin — In Toronto, Ontario, on May 2lst, Miss 
Elien Ruth Jackson and Dr. William Frederick Bald- 
win, M.D. 749. 

Barden — In Montreal on May 14th Miss Pauline 
Teresa Bureau and Leslie William Barden, B.Com. 
"47. 

Berens — In Montreal on May 2lst Miss Evelyn 
Reading Berens, B.N. *49 and Donald Cash. 

Bishop — In Montreal on May 25th Miss April Bunten 
Coats and Thomas J. H. Bishop, B.A. ’43. 

Bryant-Stewart — In Montreal recently Miss Beverley 
Florence Stewart, B.A. ’48 and Herbert Duncan 
Bryant, B.Com. ’48. 

Campbell-Anderson — In Montreai on May 28th Miss 
Harriet Elizabeth Anderson, B.Sc. ’47, and James 
Barrie Campbell, B.A. ’47. 

Cayford-Lytle — In Montreal recently Miss Elizabeth 
Francis Lytle, B.A. ’45, and Ralph Barrett Cayford, 
B.Eng. 748. 

Ciment-Miller — In Montreal on June 22nd Miss 
Gloria Joyce Miller, Past Student Arts °49 and 
Mortimer Ciment, B.Eng. ’46. 

Clyde — In Vancouver, B.C. recently Miss Doris 
Kathleen Templeton and Dr. David Clyde, M.D. 748. 

Coleman — In Montreal on May 17th Miss Donalda 
A’den Martin and John,Patrick Coleman, B.Sc. *48. 

Collins — In Grand’Mere, P.Q. on June 25th Miss 
Mary Collins, B.A. ’41 and John Douglas Boadway. 

Cross — In Dalhousie, N.B. on June 11th Miss Shirley 
Eleonora Jakeman and Harold Morrey Cross;: B; 
Eng. 743. 

Dixon-Smith — In Montreal on May 21st Miss Daphne 
Fairbairn Smith, Physiotherapy °48 and Howard 
Frederick Dixon, B.A. ’49. 

Fitzpatrick — In Montreal on May 21st Miss Dorothy 
Joan Timmins and James Gerald Fitzpatrick, B.Sc. 
44. 

Hope-Simpson - Mabee — In Montreal on May 19th 
Mrs. Margaret Gray Mabee, Past Student Science 
49 and David Hope-Simpson, B.Sc. °40, M.Sc. 41. 

Hutchins — In Montreal on June 18th Miss Helene 
Mary Reusing and George Ross Hutchins, Jr., B. 
Se. 743. 

Hyde-Jones — In Montreal on June 11th Miss Evelyn 
Grace Jones, B.A. "45, and Alexander Gray Hyde, 
B.Eng. 749. 

Johnston — In Rio de Janeiro on May 21st Miss Joan 
Roberta Johnston, Physiotherapy 46 and Major 
Warren H. Stutler. 

Kierans — On May 7th Miss Doris May Daigle and 
Patrick Emmet Kierans, B.C.L. ’48. 

Maclure — In Toronto, Ontario, in May, Miss Alice 

Margaret Blackmore and Wing-Cmdr. Kenneth Cecii 
Maclure, B.Sc. ’34. 

Markell-Munroe — In Toronto, Ontario recently Miss 
Rhoda Eileene Munroe, B.A. 4) and Havold Keith 
Markell, B.A. 738. 

Mitchell — In Montreal recently Miss Peggy Ann 
Perks and Leonard Mitchell, Ph.D. *44. 

Mocre-P’ace In Montreal on June 18th Miss Bar- 
bara Lindsay Place, B.A. '48 and Frederick Charles 
Moore, B.Sc. ’41. 

Pentland — In Winnipeg. Man. on June 24th Miss 
Christine Constance Pentland, B.L.S. 43 and George 
M. MacDonell. 

Poapst-Scott — In Montreal on May 21st Miss Mary 
Elizabeth Scott, B.Sc. °48, and James Vincent 
Poapst, B. Com. ’47. 

Segal — In Plattsburgh, N.Y. on June 19th Miss 
Marilyn Ann Mailman and Dr. Myron Segal, B.A. 
45. M.D. 49. 

Smaill — In Huntingdon, P.Q. on May 14th Miss 
Pauline Beaton and Dr. Stanton S. Smail!. D.D.S. 737. 

Spencer — In Montreal on May 28th Miss Monica 
Ann Hodges and Charles Wilson Spencer, B.Sc./ 
Agr. 739. 


40 


Stanley — In Montreal on May 28th Miss Anne 
Seymour Raynsford and James Paul Stanley, B. 
Eng. ’38. 

Taylor — In Toronto, Ontario on July 12th Miss Jean 
Murray and Dr. G. Douglas Taylor, M.D. ’28. 

Thornton — In Montreal on June 18th Miss Margo 
Jean Thornton, B.A. ’48 and J. Edward Savard. 

Throop — In Toronto, Ontario on May 28th Miss 
Eleanore Wray and Wellington Allan Throop, B. 
Se. *47. 

Whittall-Chapman — In Como, P.Q. on June 4th 
Miss Isobel Margaret Chapman, B.A. 747 and Ralph 
Leslie Whittall, B.Eng. “49. 


Births 


Araoz: In Nice, France, on June 12, 1949, to Manuel 
Araoz and Mrs. Araoz (Rosario Prados, B.A. 748), 
a son. 

Bak: In Brockville, Ont., on May 30, 1949, to Walter J. 
Bak and Mrs. Bak (Aline Galiagher, B.S.W. ’48), a 
daughter. 

Barton: In Concord, N.H., on April 19, 1949, to Donald 
G. Barton, M.D. 35, and Mrs. Barton, a son, Bruce 
Alan. 

Bates: In Montreal, on May 29, 1949, to J. I. Bates, 
M_D., 44, M.Sc. 48, and Mrs. Bates (Pauline Wells 
Little, B.A. 748), a daughter. 

Boright: In Montreal, on July 5, 1949, to Gilbert W. 
Boright, B. Com. 730, and Mrs. Boright, a son: 

Bourne: In Thetford Mines, Que., on May 20, 1949, to 
C. G. Bourne, B.Eng. ’38, and Mrs. Bourne, a son. 

Bourne: In Montreal, on April 25, 1949, to Reginald H. 
3ourne and Mrs. Bourne (Gertrude Rogers, B.A. 737, 
B.L.S. ’38), a daughter. 

Cipriani: In Deep River, Ont., on July 20, to Andre 
Cipriani, B.Sc. ’40, M.D. 40, and Mrs. Cipriani, a 
daughter. 

Duclos: In Montreal, on June 22, 1949, to Duncan 
Duclos, B. Com. 47, and Mrs. Duclos, a son. 

Farlinger: In Montreal, on June 19, 1949, to Fraser 
Farlinger, B.Sc. ’45, M.D. °47, and Mrs. Farlinger, a 
daughter. 

French: In Montreal, on May 24, 1949, to John K. 
French, B.Eng. ’40, and Mrs. French, a daughter. 
Gross: In Montreal, on May 16, 1949, to J. Gross, 
B.Sc. 41, M.D. 44, Ph.D. ’49, and Mrs. Gross (Helga 

Kahane, B.A. ’43), a son. 

Lyman: In St. Stephen, N.B., on May 23, 1949, to 
W.F.S. Lyman, B.A. 739, and Mrs. Lyman (Helen 
Everett, B.H.S. ’39), a daughter. 

McKay: In Summit, N.J., on May 19, 1949, to Kenneth 
G. McKay, B.Sc. ’38, M.Sc. 39, and Mrs. McKay 
(Irene Smith, B.A. ’41), a son. 

Molson: In London, England, on May 26, 1949, to 
Percival T. Molson, B.A. ’41, and Mrs. Molson, a son. 

Neish: In Saskatoon, Sask., on May 1, 1949, to Arthur 
GC. Neish, B.Sc./Agr. ’38, M.Sc. 39, Ph.D. ‘42, and 
Mrs. Neish (Dorothy Ann Ray, B.Sc. ’43), a son. 

Rutledge: In Montreal, on May 21, 1949, to Si 
Rutiedge, B.A. 44, M.D. 745, and Mrs. Rutledge 
(Sheila Mingie, B.N. '47), a son, William Stuart. 

Simpson: On January 17, 1949, to Gordon Simpson and. 
Mrs. Simpson (Beryl Underhill, B.A. 46), a daughter. 

Stedman: On March 26, 1949, to R. W. Stedman and 
Mrs. Stedman (Elisabeth Howe, B.Sc. ’45), a son. 

Stone: In St. Catharines, Ont., on May 19, 1949, to 
A. C. Stone, M.D. ’38, and Mrs. Stone, a son, Thomas 
Gordon. 

Strandjord: On March 13, 1949, to Dr. Nels Strandiord 
and Mrs. Strandjord (Margaret Fry, M.A. 742), a 
daughter, Sarah. ; ; 

Winslow: In Regina, Sask., on May 18, 1949. to F/L 
Terence Winslow, D.F.C., R.C.A.F., B. Com. ’23 
and Mrs. Winslow, a son. oe eae 


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THE GRADUATES’ SOCIETY OF McGILL UNIVERSITY 
BALANCE SHEET — As at 31st May 1949 


ASSETS 


GENERAL FUND: 


6,454.30 
526.00 
5,930.21 $ 12,910.51 
Investments — at cost and accrued in- 
terest — General — 
(quoted market value $8,914.70).... 
Montreal branch 
(quoted market value $1,524.95).... 


8,726.61 


1,540.43 10,267.04 


Supplies on hand 
Furniture and equipment 
Less: Reserve for depreciation 


10,185,14 
5,840.72 


THE Sir WILLIAM DAWSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY FUND: 


1,960.60 


Investments — at cost and accrued in- 


terest—(quoted market value $9,071.25) 11,181.45 


McGiILt Wark MEMORIAL FUND: 


Investment 40,000.00 


Pledges receivable, less amounts written off 
due 1947 4,209.03 


not yet due 


McGill C.0.T.C. .....-+--s 115,065.50 


71,904.48 


$154,526.49 


Approved on behalf of the Executive Committee: 
R. I. C. PICARD, 
Honorary Treasurer. 


“The Future —” 


(Continued from page 12) 


annual report of F. G, Ferrabee, president of 
the McGill Graduates’ Society, at the annual 
meeting of the Society, held on Thursday 
evening, June 28, in the ballroom of the Faculty 
Club on McTavish street, Montreal. 


Membership Record Set; 
New Branches Formed 


Mr. Ferrabee, the President, was in the 
chair, and welcomed Dr. James, the Principal, 
and other graduates to the meeting. He con- 
gratulated the Honorary Secretary, Alan A. 
Macnaughton, K.C., on his recent election to 

. the Canadian House of Commons as represen- 
tative for the constituency of Mount Royal, 
and then asked Mr. Macnaughton if he would 
be good enough to present his report. 

In submitting the Honorary Secretary’s re- 
port, Mr. Macnaughton drew the attention of 
the Society to the fact that this year we had 
achieved an all-time high in membership of 
5,714, that three new branches had been 
formed, the Cape Breton Branch, the London, 
Ont. Branch and the Jamaica Branch, with 
headquarters in Kingston, B.W.L., bringing our 
branches to a total of 43. 

The Honorary Treasurer, Mr. R. I. C. Picard, 


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LIABILITIES 
GENERAL FUND: 

Advance from McGill University 
Amounts held for branches and other 

societies : 

Montreal branch 

Other branches 

Other societies ...--e.eeeeeererrrrrett 


Accounts payable 
Surplus s.5 5 oi esle cis sa esieelesignsitie neeewe ee 


$ 20,000.00 


4,943.12 


1,266.00 
2,070.42 


28,279.54 


Tue Sir WILLIAM DAWSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY FUND: 


Balance 81st May 1947 11,273.30 
Interest on investments and bank interest 314.21 


11,587.51 
Less: Bank charges ..--.--- $ 6.06 
Donation to university 


libraries .....+++e+++ 400.00 406.06 


McGitL WAR MEMORIAL FUND: 


11,181.45 


115,065.50 


$154,526.49 


Submitted with our report of this date, 
(Signed) McDONALD, CURRIE & CO. 


Chartered Accountants. 


submitted the annual financial statement of 
the Society’s operations (see above). Mr. 
Picard drew attention to the fact that our total 
revenue was $32,250, our principal items of 
expense being salaries $17,423 and the cost of 
publishing The McGill News $11,340. He com- 
mended the office staff for their successful 
efforts in curtailing office expenditures in view 
of the difficulty of keeping office costs down 
to-day. Total expenditures exceeded total reve- 
nue by $5,476.26, which deficit has been trans- 
ferred to Surplus Account, reducing the latter 
to $2,070.42. In conclusion, Mr. Picard said 
that if it had not been for the increased cost 
of The McGill News, due to the larger circula- 
tion given in order to publicize the McGill Alma 
Mater Fund Drive, plus other expenses inci- 
dental to the Alma Mater Fund, the Society 
would have been in a position to balance its 
budget for the year just ended. He expressed 
his thanks to our Auditors, MacDonald, Currie 
& Company, for the very detailed audit they 
had performed in return for a very modest 
remuneration. 


Mrs. W. Roland Kennedy, Alumnae Vice- 
President, reported on the Alumnae activities 
and the progress made by each of the branches 
during the past year. She noted with pleasure 


(Continued on page 45) 


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“Freshmen Reception —” 
(Continued from page 84) 

then the separate clubs will take over by means 
of their different booths set up throughout the 
building. The first night will feature such 
organizations as the McGill Daily, the Players 
Club, the Red and White Revue, and such 
societies as the Choral Society and the Red and 
White Society. 


The second evening will cater to different 
tastes as the Debating Society, the Cosmo- 
politan Club, the Student Christian Movement, 
the Hillel Society, the I.V.C.F., political clubs, 
and so on, will be presented. The noteworthy 
event of the evening will be a Model Parlia- 
ment organized by the Debating Society where 
a bill will be presented and debated, its passage 
to be opposed, of course, by the opposition. 


On Thursday, October 6th, the freshman 
class is excused from lectures early in the 
afternoon so that it may attend the McGill Fall 
Convocation, of particular interest this year 
as it occurs on both the Founder’s Day of Mc- 
Gill University and the Osler Centennial. That 
same evening, a football rally will be staged 
followed by a torch light parade to and from 


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Dominion Square. This rally will send the 
students’ good wishes with the McGill foot- 
ball team who go to play Western the next 
Saturday in Ontario. 


Although these activities will terminate 
“Freshman Week”, a final point of interest is 
the Professors’ Buffet Tea being held on Sun- 
day, October 16th, for Professors and fresh- 
men. Its purpose is to enable the freshmen and 
freshettes to come to know their professors on 
more informal ground than the lecture hall. 
The event will be held at Royal Victoria Col- 
lege and is being sponsored by the Women’s 
Union. A buffet supper will be served to all 
those present. 


The Freshman Reception Committee under 
the chairmanship of David C. Floyer has been 
allotted over $3,000. by the Students’ Executive 
Council to carry out these activities. Under 
the active leadership of its executive, the Com- 
mittee this year has already completed its 
plans and made many of its arrangements well 
ahead of time. The Committee itself is com- 
posed of about fifty students whose task it will 
be to organize, plan, and direct the details of 
the many events described above. 


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HE Placement Service has now completed 
aE another year. It has been a busy one, and 
the Placement Office was a bee-hive of activity 
from September to July. We feel reasonably 
satisfied with the results — we have had our 
successes and we have made our mistakes, and 
we have learned a lot. 

During the year we have filled close to 3,000 
part-time jobs. This part of the work keeps us 
pretty busy, but the students are so keen to 
have part time work that it is a satisfying 
business. The variety of jobs is infinite and out 
boys and girls are ready and willing to do any- 
thing. 

This year we placed about 400 students in 
summer jobs. The cooperation of the branches 
in this phase of the work is much appreciated. 
We were unable to take full advantage of all 
the branches’ efforts, as we were a little late 
in organizing the work. We have had a small 
number of people looking for summer employ- 
ment all summer, but none of them could satis- 
fy the requirements of the above mentioned 
left over jobs. The earlier we hear of the em- 
ployers’ summer requirements the better, and 
it would be wise for the Branch Placement 
Committees to let us know what summer jobs 
they have available as early in the spring as 
possible. 

We still have some of this year’s graduating 
class and some older graduates to be placed. 
There have been quite a number of new regis- 
trations in August, so that we are always 
happy to hear of any new openings. We would 
ask all Placement Committees and all grad- 
uates to let us know of any openings they have 
and we will be pleased to direct any likely 
applicants to them. 

The employment picture is gradually chang- 
ing and we will all have to work together to 
carry on this very worth while work. We can 
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“The Future —” 
(Continued from page 42) 


the appointment of Miss Elizabeth McNab, 
Arts ’41, as Alumnae Secretary, and said with 
this strength in the secretariat she felt that 
even greater developments in Alumnae activi- 
ties would be forthcoming in the years ahead. 


Mr. Ferrabee called on Eric A. Leslie, Past 
President of The Graduates’ Society, and now 
one of our representatives on the Board of 
Governors to present the graduates for their 
awards. Mr. Leslie read the citations, and 
presented, first of all, Edward Darling, B.A. 
Se. 94 for Emeritus Membership. Emeritus 
Membership was also granted in absentia to 
Dr. Casey Franklin Smith and to Dr. G. S. 
Clarke. Mr. Leslie then called on Mrs. W. 
Roland Kennedy, B.A. '24, Dr. Alfred T. 
Bazin, M.B.C.M. ’94, Mr. Justice C. Gordon 
Mackinnon, Law ’03, and W. Kenneth Dunn, 
Bsc, Arts 730,M.Sc. ’32;-Dry F. Cyril James, 
Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill Uni- 
versity, to receive their Honorary Life Mem- 
bership plaques. 


Honorary Life Membership, in absentia, was 
granted to G. Blair Gordon, B.Sc. ’22, and H. E. 
Herschorn, B.A. 711, B.C.L. 714. 


The President then called upon the Honorary 
Secretary to report on the Society’s elections. 
The Honorary Secretary reported the follow- 
ing acclamations: 


For Member of the Board of Governors of 
the University, representing Ihe Graduates’ 
Society, term 3 years — Mr. E. P. Taylor, 
B.Sc. ’22 


For Alumnae Vice-President, term 2 years 
— Mrs. John Rhind (Edith M. Campbell) 
Bioc, Arts 723. 


For Honorary Secretary, term 2 years — 


Mr. E. Trueman Seely, B.A. ’31. 


For Honorary Treasurer, term 2 years — 


Mr. Colin W. Webster, B.A. ’ 


For Member of the Board of Directors, term 
3 years, Mr. Leslie N. Buzzell, B.Com. ’23; 
DeA. R...Winn; B.Se.) Arts: 23,2. D.D:S,,.728: 
Mr. R. J. D. Martin, B.Sc. (Agr.) '38, repre- 


senting Macdonald College. 


Dr. C. J. Tidmarsh, Immediate Past Presi- 
dent, moved a vote of thanks to the retiring 
officers: Walter W. Colpitts, B.Sc: 99, who had 


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served a term of three years on the Board of 
Governors, representing the Society; Mrs. W. 
Roland Kennedy, Alumnae Vice-President, 
from the Executive Committee; Alan A. Mac- 
naughton, K.C., Honorary Secretary, and R. I. 
C. Picard, Honorary Treasurer, and from the 
Board of Directors, Kenneth H, Brown, KiGs 
Dr. Gerald W. Halpenny and Professor L. C. 
Raymond. From the Nominating Committee, 
Dr. A. D. Campbell, K. B. Robertson, and Dr. 
R. V. V. Nicholls, and from the Advisory Athle- 
tics Committee, J. F. Porteous. 


To replace the three members retiring from 
the Nominating Committee, Alan Turner Bone, 
K. H. Brown and Dr. Gerald W. Halpenny, 
were unanimously elected for a period of three 
years expiring May 31, 1952. 


Auditors were reappointed. 


Dr. James was invited to address the grad- 
uates at the meeting. He announced that the 
construction of the Memorial Hall Swimming 
Pool would be underway very shortly and that 
the actual sod turning would take place on 
Monday morning, July the 4th. (For story 
and pictures, see page 10). He emphasized, 
once again, the importance of the impact upon 
University life that the interest of the grad- 
uates had made. He expressed his personal 
pleasure at the friendship that had been ex- 
tended to Mrs. James and himself by the 
graduates, and he congratulated the Society 
upon their achievements of the past year. 


During the discussion period that ensued, 
Mr. Livinson drew to the attention of the 
Society the fact that a firm of publishers in 
Switzerland had recently published “The Book 
of Kells” and suggested that The Graduates’ 
Society purchase the book with the proceeds 
of the Sir William Dawson Library Funds for 
the Redpath Library. He also recommended 
that the Board of Directors draw to the atten- 
tion of the Board of Governors the advisability 
of naming various streets around the campus 
after some of the University’s late great 
teachers. 


In concluding, Mr. Livinson suggested for the 
consideration of the Board of Directors the 
possibility of obtaining one of the large family 
residences near the University as a McGill 
Graduates House that could be a rallying point 
for all the graduates in Montreal, and for those 
coming to the City from out-of-town. 


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“Loyal and —” 
(Continued from page 13) 

At the many annual dinners of the Ottawa 
Society he assisted by presiding, proposing and 
replying to toasts, and when not able to be 
present, which was seldom, he would always 


ask if he could meet the deficit if any. He 
threw all his weight behind the McGill Cen- 
tennial Campaign, and launched Sir Arthur 
Currie Gymnasium Memorial Fund by sending 
out an invitation to all McGill graduates in the 
Ottawa Valley to be his guests at luncheon at 
which he had the late Dr. Tait McKenzie as 
his main speaker. 


In 1931 he was elected President of the 
McGill Graduates Society and in 1932 elected 
a Governor of McGill University. In 1937 the 
late Sir Edward Beatty as chancellor of McGill 
conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws on 
Mr. Ross, saying that Mr. Ross’s ability, inde- 
pendence, and devotion to the public good had 


MONTREAL, AUTUMN, 1949 


made him an outstanding figure in the public 
life of Canada. 


For the past 30 years he has offered a 
scholarship to the leading student from Ottawa 
and vicinity attending McGill University. At 
the annual dinner in 1947 he received and 
presented honorary life memberships in the 
Graduates Society to Dr. H. B. Small, J. D. 
Routhier and O. S. Finnie, all of whom have 
predeceased him in the past two years. 


During his long active life Mr. Ross helped 
establish the Ottawa Hydro, served as alder- 
man, contested a seat in an Ontario Provincial 
election, was president of the Royal Ottawa 
Golf Club, presided as chairman of numerous 
political meetings, acted as Chairman of the 
Ontario Royal Commission on Public Welfare, 
served on the Boy Scouts General Council, and 
acted as a Trustee of the Stanley Cup since 
1893. He declined the Lieutenant Governorship 
of Ontario in 1931. 


Canada has lost a great Canadian and McGill 
a most loyal and generous graduate. 


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Edgar Collard, who gave us a running com- 
ment on the historical points of interest that 
we passed on our voyage. This was one of the 
most popular events on the Montreal Branch 
calendar during the past year. (For pictures, 
see Pages 00.) 


Largest Dinner Meeting 
At St. Francis District 


If you graduates are tired of hearing the 
writer sing the praises of the St. Francis 
District Branch, there is only one thing you 
can do about it, — actually there are two and 
both would be .appreciated. You can either 
come to one of their fascinating branch meet- 
ings and become as enthusiastic as we are 
about their efforts, or you can, to quote the 
Bible, “Go thou and do likewise”, and do your 
level best to bring your branch meetings up to 


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the standard set by St. Francis executive. 


On Saturday, June the 25th, at the Hillcrest 
Lodge, the Branch held its largest dinner meet- 
ing to date, when over 120 graduates and 
friends more than crowded the dining facilities 
of the Lodge for the Summer meeting. Apart 
from the thirst quenching hour before the 
meeting and several equally pleasant hours 
afterwards, the highlight of the occasion 
was the introduction of McGill’s new Dean, 
Dr. J. F. Thomson, formerly Chairman of the 
C.B.C., subsequently President of the Univer- 
sity of Saskatchewan, and now Dean of Divin- 
ity at McGill University. The graduates were 
impressed with McGill’s good fortune in hay- 
ing such a man to head our newest Faculty. 
They were more than impressed after they 
had heard him speak. His talk, “Professors I 


Have Known”, captivated the audience and 


brought back to mind the memories of their 
favourite teachers. This was one of the finest 
addresses any branch has heard in a long time. 


This being the annual meeting the elections 


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of officers took place and the following slate 
was elected: 


President — Mrs. Drummond Stuart (Helen 


Fyfe). 
Vice-President —- Gil Young. 
Vice-President — C. Harold McNaughton. 
Secretary — Craig Bishop. 
Treasurer — John Murray. 


This is the first time, to our knowledge, that 
a graduate of R. V. C. has been President of a 
Branch of the Society other than Alumnae 
Branches. So here’s wishing Mrs. Stuart the 
best of luck. 


Branch meetings seem to take place in every 
month in the year. There was a time when the 
Field Secretary could count on at least July 
and August being quiet months, but no longer. 


Another Branch meeting we would like to 
have attended was “The McGill Graduates’ 
Society Barbecue” organized by the Northern 
California Branch at San Mateo, on July 17th, 
at the home of Dr. Norman Morrison (Med. 
34). No factual report has reached us but no 
doubt the barbecue met the usual high stand- 
ards set by this California group. 


On July the 23rd, the Upper St. Lawrence 
Branch held its Golf Match and Summer meet- 
ing at Ogdensburg Golf and Country Club. 
This is an ideal location for a branch meet- 
ing, as all the graduates who foregathered on 
the 23rd will vouchsafe. 


Dr. Jack Kissane was our happy humorous 
chairman, while the arrangements were in 
the capable hands of Dr. Mike Murnen and 
Dr. Charlie Baker. 


This was an annual meeting, and the follow- 
ing slate of officers was elected: 


Honorary President — Jack Kissane. 
President — Drummond Giles. 
Vice-President — Andy Fraser. 
Secretary — John Summerskill. 


Following the election of officers and a few 
brief remarks by Eric Morrison, President of 
the St. Francis District Branch, and the Gen- 
eral Secretary of the Society, the graduates 


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were invited to join the members of the club 
in their Saturday evening dance. 


As this magazine goes to press, and before 
you receive it, the President of the Society, 
F. G. Ferrabee, will be visiting the Maritime 
Branches in late August and early September, 
and, of course, during the month of October 
the Windsor Branch will hold its Fall meeting 
on Founder’s Day, Thursday, October 6, while 
the newly formed London Branch will have 
their dinner meeting, the first that this branch 
has ever held, on Friday, October 7. 


On October the 29th the Upper St. Lawrence 
Branch will hold its usual meeting in the form 
of a buffet supper after the Queens-McGill 
game at Kingston, while on November the 5th 
McGill plays University of Toronto at Toronto, 
and no doubt the McGill Society of Ontario 
will have its usual large gay meeting. 


The Montreal Branch intends to carry on 
with its buffet lunches before our own home 
games, namely, on October the 15th when 
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“ Athletics’ Scene —” 
(Continued from page 14) 


we have done in the last eleven years because 
I am sure the rest of the players in the league 
would prefer stiffer competition from McGill. 


As most of you know, | have done a great 
deal of promotional work chiefly amongst 
McGill’s many and interested graduates. | have 
asked them to try and sell McGill to their local 
high schools and well .known private schools 
in their respective districts. In many instances 
many of these boys, who are good students and 
good athletes, have never really thought 
seriously of McGill because of the distance 
perhaps from their homes. Once the advan- 
tages of McGill are pointed out to them there 
is a very good possibility of their coming to 
our University. Besides this, it has now been 
made perfectly legal for either a graduate or a 
group of graduates to interest themselves in a 
youngster with good academic background as 
well as athletic ability, who has not the means 
of going to college but who is anxious to obtain 
a university education. Naturally it will take 
two or three years before the effects of such an 
effort can be fully realized, but from the indica- 
tions I have received, I know that there are 
many graduates who are interested in such a 
programme. The advantages to youngsters to 
be so helped are immense as I have frequently 
pointed out. 


Your coaching line-up will be as follows: 
Head Coach — Vic Obeck. 
Backfield Coaches — Jim Allen, Dartmouth, 


Montreal Big 4; “Red” Syrett, McGill ’47. 
Head Scout — Gordon Marriott, McGill. 
Intermediate: 


Line — Tom Bridel, Capt. McGill ’47. 


- Murray Hayes, Co, Capt. McGill 
48, 


Backs - 


Dawson — Jasper Holliday, McGill ’47. 

I am sure that you will be pleased with the 
addition of Murray Hayes and Tom Bridel to 
our staff and I know that they will instill in 
our boys the lightning spirit that made them 
stand-outs on the teams on which they played. 


We are running a football camp this year 
with forty men living in the Field House and 
eating at Douglas Hall and getting in two prac- 
tices a day. We will have an exhibition night 
game with Ottawa University and one with 
the Alouettes. We are able to play night games 
now due to the fact that we have all new lights 
in the Molson Stadium. I am sure that this 
camp project, plus the fact that we will even- 
tually be eating our evening training meal at 
the Phi Kappa Fraternity house, which means 
that we put in an extra hour’s practice since 
we will not have to stop at 7 o’clock to get to 
the Students’ Union, will contribute to the 
success of the team. I certainly hope that we 
are not disappointing to all of you loyal fans 
who have followed us through so many rough 
seasons. I certainly have no hopes of winning 
the championship this year, but I do have hopes 
of putting up a much scrappier battle and 
making scores closer than they have been in 
the past. I hope that you, as McGill supporters 
and fans, continue to be the type of spectator 
you are, that is, a sportsmanlike and en- 


thusiastic group of people whom we know are 
always behind us. 


Thanks again. I will be looking forward to 
seeing you when we hear the crack of that toe 
against the pigskin on the opening kick off. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


il 


“Heunions —” 
(Continued from page 18) 


beginning of the reunion week is being left 
open to renew acquaintances. Plans call for a 
stag dinner on Thursday, October 19th, fol- 
lowed by an evening at the Normandie Roof 
on Friday for members of the class and their 
wives. The football game on Saturday and a 
cocktail party on either Friday or Saturday 
afternoon completes the formal part of the 
gathering. 


DENTISTRY ’24 — October 14th-15th 


Chairman: Campbell Morris. Secretary: 
Maxwell H. Toker. The reunion will coincide 
with the Fall Clinics of the Montreal Dental 
Club which are being held at the Mount Royal 
Hotel. The programme will include a class 
luncheon at the Mount Royal on Wednesday, 
October 19th, in conjunction with the Montreal 
Fall Clinic and a stag dinner that night. On 
Thursday, there will be an informal dinner 
dance in conjunction with the 25th anniversary 
celebration of the Montreal Fall Clinic. For the 
ladies, arrangements have been made for a 
luncheon and tea on Thursday and Friday. On 
Saturday, it is planned to attend the buffet 
luncheon in the Gym prior to the football game 
and a block of seats has been reserved for the 
McGill-Queen’s game. 


R.V.C. ’28 — October 14th-15th 


Chairmen: Mrs. Ewing Tait, Mrs. S. Earle. 
Plans have been made to hold a class dinner at 
the University Women’s Club on the Friday 
night. Plans for Saturday are not yet complete. 


DENTISTRY ’28, 29, 30 — October 19th- 
22nd 


Chairman: Dr. A. R. Winn. The reunion will 
coincide with the Fall Clinics of the Montreal 


Dental Club. Specific events will be announced 
later. 


MEDICINE ’29 — October 3rd-8th 


Chairman: Dr. J. S. L. Browne. Special get- 
togethers are being planned during this week 
which will fit in with the clinics of the Mont- 
real Medico-Chi. Attendance at the Osler Cen- 
tennial dinner will be another feature. 


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“Reunions —” 
(Continued from page 61) 


SCIENCE ’30 — October 15th 


Secretary — R. H. Yeomans. The class is 
going to have its usual get-together in the 
form of a dinner the day of the Varsity foot- 
ball game. Big things are being planned for the 
fall of 1950 which will be the twentieth anni- 
versary. 


MEDICINE ’39 — October 6th, 7th, and 8th 


Committee: Dr. R. G. M. Harbert, Dr. Fraser 
Gurd, Dr. Preston Robb. Registration for the 
reunion will be at Graduates’ Society head- 
quarters, The first event will be a mixed cock- 
tail party on Thursday, October 6th, preceding 
the Osler Centennial dinner. The stag dinner 
will be Friday evening with a special dinner 
for the wives. Other events are also being 
planned. 


ENGINEERING 740 — October 15th 


Chairman: Bill Boggs. Plans include attend- 
ing the Buffet Luncheon in the Gym before the 
Varsity game. A complete attendance of those 
in Montreal is expected while a letter of invi- 
tation has been sent to every member of the 
class. This is a warm-up for the 10th anni- 
versary reunion next year. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


“Late Ernest Brown —” (Continued from page 19) 


fo.ced him, to his regret, to relinquish some 
of his teaching work. 


All of the thousands of students who passed 
through the faculty during his tenure, either 
took lectures from Professor Brown or took 
i.e fundamental courses which he had planned 
and supervised. It is interesting to recall that 
among them were men who later on themselves 
Lecame teachers in engineering at other Uni- 
versities, including four who became deans of 
their respective faculties. 


Ile was always keenly interested in the 
students and their personal problems. Espe- 
cilly during his years as Dean he was never 
too busy to listen to a tale of woe, and his 
advice, always carefully considered, sometimes 
pungently expressed, was a valued, (and pri- 
vate), part of the training of many a student. 
Ile was forever making tabulations and gather- 
ing and analysing statistics on student perform- 
ance, one of his conclusions being that in their 
academic life as in ordinary affairs they could 
be led but could not be driven. 


He was an enthusiastic supporter of student 
athletics. For years he served as an official 
timekeeper at athletic meets, and as a member 
of many committees. He was a past member 
of the C.LA.U., and it was during his term in 
that office that he was called upon to conduct 
one of the early investigations involving ques- 
tions of amateur standing in intercollegiate 
football. 


A born raconteur, his stories had all the 
trimmings and decorations. They were always 
good, — not always brief for he had the gift 
of making a short story long. He particularly 
demanded he could deliver in a Lancashinre 
dialect in which he excelled. When the occasion 
demanded he could deliver in a Lacashire 
dialect completely authentic. He was much in 
demand as an after-dinner speaker. He was a 
charter member of the Faculty Club, and 
served a term as president. He and his wife 
were always most hospitable, both at their 
town house and at their country cottage. No 
musician himself, he was extremely fond of 
good music, and in his lighter moments an 
ardent supporter of Gilbert and Sullivan, His 
three children are graduates of McGill] 


(Continued on page 54) 


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“Late Ernest Brawn —” (Continued from page 53) 


His memory for student names and years 
was remarkable. During his last illness one of 
his old students, a graduate of some forty 
years’ standing, called at his home and enquired 
at the door whether Dean Brown was well 
enough to see him. “Ernie”, as he was known 
universally, — though of course unofficially, — 
heard the visitor’s voice, recognized it, and 
called him by name telling him to come in. 


Of his professional attainments little need be 
said here. His early work on shear and bond 
stress in reinforced concrete was pioneer in- 
vestigation, carried out at a time when this 
material was just coming into general use on 
this continent, when many of its properties 
were little understood by the rank and file of 
the profession, and when profuse commercial 
propaganda seriously beclouded the issue. His 
conclusions were original and courageous, and 
had an important influence on our standard 
specifications and subsequent design practice. 
His researches on the physical properties of 
ice under load, undertaken primarily in con- 
nection with St. Lawrence Waterway prob- 
lems but of direct application to ice pressure 
on dams in general, have become classic in this 
field. His original work on such varied projects 
as the Quebec Bridge, the dome of St. Michael’s 
church, hydraulic turbines for the develop- 
ments on the St. Maurice River, and many 
others, testify to the confidence reposed in him 
by his fellow members in the profession. He 
was honored by the University of Toronto with 
the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, 
and by the Engineering Institute of Canada 
with the Czowski Medal. 


He retired from administrative duties and 
from most of his teaching in 1943. However, 
he continued teaching on a post-retirement 
appointment, filling the gap created by the ab- 
sence of other members on war work. The 
onset of his final illness forced him to end his 
lectures early in December, 1947, but he con- 
tinued for many months to edit and polish the 
great mass of notes and records accumulated 
over the years. Death finally came to him on 
June 27th, 1949, bringing to an end a career of 


over forty-two years of devoted service to the 
University. 


His life was full and active, and his record 
is an enviable one matched by few. We are 


proud of it, and deeply grateful for his work 
for McGill and for the profession. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Mr. Justice Errol 
McDougall Dies 


Canada lost one of her most distinguished 
jurists when Mr. Justice Errol Malcolm Wil- 
liam McDougall, of the Court of Appeals in 
Quebec, died at the Western Division of the 
Montreal General Hospital following an opera- 
tion on Aug. 17. He was 67. 

Mr. Justice McDougall was sworn in as a 
justice of the Court of King’s Bench, appeal 
side, on Oct. 16, 1942, after a long and noted 
career as a member of the Montreal bar. In 
this he followed in a family tradition, for his 
father was the late Mr. Justice J. M. Mc- 
Dougall, who was the son of the late Mr. Jus- 


tice William McDougall. 


Won Macdonald Travelling 
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He was born at Three Rivers on Nov. 19, 
1881, and received his early education at Mont- 
real High School and Merchiston Castle 
School, Edinburgh, Scotland. He graduated 
from McGill University, where he took his 
Bachelor of Civil Law Degree in 1904. He won 
the Macdonald Travelling Scholarship to 
France and spent a year attending the French 
law courts in Grenoble, Dijon and Paris. 

Thus equipped, he was called to the Bar of 
Quebec in January, 1906, and steadfastly de- 
voted himself to the practice of his profession. 
He had read law with the late Hon. Thomas 
Chase-Casgrain, K.C., and afterwards prac- 
ticed with him and the late R. D. McGibbon, 
K.C., and Victor E. Mitchell, K.C, He was 
created a K.C. in 1918. 

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PAGE 
A. E. Ames & Co. Ltd. 48 
Bank of Montreal 43 
Henry Birks & Sons (Montreal) Ltd. 54 
British American Oil Co. Ltd. 47 
Canada Cement Co. Ltd. bys 
Canada Life Assurance Co. 55 
Canadian Breweries Ltd. oo 
Canadian Car & Foundry Co. Ltd. 49 
Canadian General Electric Co. Ltd. 1 


Canadian Ingersoll-Rand Co, Ltd. 
Inside Front Cover 


Canadian Johns-Manville Co. Ltd. 56 
Canadian Office & School Furniture Co. 50 
Canadian Pacific Railway Co. Ltd. 33 
Canadian Vickers Ltd. 27 
Canadian Westinghouse Co. Ltd. 44 
Ciba Ltd. Zs 
Collier, Norris & Quinlan 58 
Crane Ltd. 46 
Crown Trust Co. 2 


Dominion Bridge Co. Ltd.— 
Platework Division 


Inside Rear Cover 
E. B. Eddy Co. 54 


Greenshields & Co. 55 


Howard, Holden, Hutchison, Cliff, 
Meredith & Ballantyne 58 


House of Seagram 29 


THE McGILL NEWS 


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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX 
September 1949 


PAGE 


Imperial Tobacco Co. Ltd. Back Cover 


John Labatt Ltd. af 
Macdonald Tobacco Co, 23 
Magee, O’Donnell & Byers 59 
Mann, Mathewson, Lafleur & Brown 58 
Molson’s Brewery Ltd. 45 
Montgomery, McMichael, Common, Howard, 

Fohsyth & Ker 59 
Montreal Armature Works Ltd. 57 
Montreal Trust Co. 56 
National Breweries Ltd. 25 
National Trust Co. Ltd. 52 
Nesbitt, Thomson & Co. Ltd. 53 
Northern Electric Co. Ltd. 41 
Robertson, Abbott, peas & O'Connor 59 
Ridley College 53 
Royal Bank of Canada 5 
The Royal Trust Co. 51 
Scott, Hugessen, Macklaier, Chisholm 

& Hyde 59 
Robert Simpson (Montreal) Ltd. 51 
Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada Ltd. 39 
Thomson Electrical Works Ltd. 55 
Tuckett Tobacco Ltd. 2 
Upper Canada College af 
Wainwright, Elder, Laidley, Leslie, 

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League Schedules 


FOOTBALL 

Senior: 

Tues., Sept. 20 — Ottawa at McGill - 8:15 p.m 
Sat., Oct. 8 — McGill at Western 

Sat., Oct. 15 — Toronto at McGill 

Sat., Oct. 22 —Queen’s at McGill 

Sat., Oct. 29 — McGill at Queen’s 

Sat., Nov. 5 — McGill at Toronto 
Sat., Nov. 12 — Western at McGill 


Intermediate: 
Ottawa—St. Lawrence Conference. 
Sat.,,Oct. 3 — Carleton at McGill 
ae Oct. 15 — McGill at Dawson 
, Oct. 22 — McGill at Queen’s 
ae Oct. 29 — Macdonald at McGill 
Sat., are 5 __ Bishop’s at McGill 
Sat., Nov. 12 — McGill at Ottawa 


Collier Norris & Quinlan 


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Limited 
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MONTREAL TORONTO 


JoHN A. Mann, K.C. J. ARTHUR MATHEWSON, K.C. 
KENNETH H. Brown, K.C. HENRI G. LAFLEUR, K.C. 
A. MaxwELL BOULTON PauL B, PITCHER 
Ruston B. LAMB ALBERT O. GADBOIS 
GRANT HALL Day 


Mann, Mathewson, Lafleur & Brown 


Barristers and Solicitors 


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Heward, Holden, Hutchison, Cliff, 
Meredith & Ballantyne 


Barristers and Solicitors 
215 St. James Street West, Montreal 


. G. Heward, K.C, 
WP; Hutchison, Kc, 
.C. J. Meredith, K.C. 
. R, McMaster 
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Wed., Oct. 5 
Thurs., Oct. 6 — 
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—at Queen’s 
ENGLISH RUGBY 
— Toronto at McGill 
-McGill at 
SOCCER 
-Toronto at McGill 
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TRACK 
Wed., Oct. 19 — at Western 
HARRIER 


Sat., Nov. 12 —at Toronto 


Senior: HOCKEY 
Fri i, Nov. 18 — Queen’s at McGill 
Sat., Nov. 26 — McGill at U. de M. 
Wed., Nov. 30 — McGill at Queen’s 
Fri., Dec. 9 — McGill at Toronto 
Fri., Jan. 13 —U. de M. at McGill 
Wed., Jan. 18 — McGill at Queen’s 
Fri. Jan. 20 —Toronto at McGill 
Sat., Feb. 4 McGill at U. de M. 
Fri., Feb. 10 —Queen’s at McGill 
Fri., Feb. 17 U. de M. at McGill 
Fri., Feb. 24 — Toronto at McGill 
Fri., Mar. 3 -McGill at Toronto 


Fri., Oct. 7 


Fri., Oct. 14 
Fri., Nov. 4 Toronto 
Fri., Oct. 14 
Fri., Nov. 4 


Intermediate: 
Schedule pending. All Home Games at 


Verdun Auditorium. 
BASKETBALL 


-McGill at St. Lawrence 
— McGill at Clarkson 
— Clarkson at McGill 
—Queen’s at McGill 
— McGill at Western 
— McGill at Toronto 
— Toronto at McGill 
Tues., Feb. 7 — McGill at Champlain 
Sat., Feb. 11 — McGill at Queen’s 
Thies: Feb. 16— McGill at Hartwick 
Sat., Feb. 18 — McGill at New England 
Sat., Feb. 25 — Western at McGill 
Wed., Mar. 1 — Champlain at McGill 
Intermediate: 


Senior: 
Fri., Dec. 2 
Sat,, coecen 
Fri, Dec. 
Sat., Jan. 
Fri., Jan. 
Sat., Jan. 
Fri., Feb. 


Schedule pending. 


WATER POLO 
—Queen’s at McGill 
— McGill at Toronto 


Sat., Dec. 3 
Sat.aWec:. 10 


(Continued on page 69) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Desihs 


Baer, Carl T., M.D. ’88, on June 25th, 1949, in Wichita, 
Kansas. 

Berwick, George Alexander, M.D. 92, on Juiy 23rd, 
1949, in Montreal. 

Carswell, William, Associate, on May 15th, 1949, in 
Montreal. 

Chauvin, Henry Noe}, B.C.L. ’00, on May 7th, 1949, in 
Montreal. 

Creelman, Col. John J. D.S.O., K.C., B.C.L. 07, on 
June 30th, in Montreal. 

Donnelly, Joseph M., M.D. ‘18, in Saint John, N.B. 

Fraser, Alex McL., M.D. ’38, on July 8th, in Halifax. 

Hankinson, Cecil Hazen, M.D. '19, on May 19th, 1949, 
in Prince Rupert. 

Kannary, Edward L., M.D. ’00, on September 23, 1942. 

Knowlton, Mrs. L. M., B.A. ’08, on May 3lst, 1949, in 
Knowlton, Que. 

Leckie, Duncan, B.Com. ’23, on July 23rd, in Vancou- 
ver, B.C. 

Mitchell, William, M.D. 94, on March 15th, in Need- 
ham, Mass. 

Ritchie, Charles F. P., B.A. ‘00, M.D. ’02, on May Ist, 
in Portland, Maine. 
land, Maine. ; 

Reford, Lewis L., B.A. ’01, M.D. ’04, on May 3lst, in 
Montreal. 

Ross; P..D,;; B.S.C...:78,. L-L.D..,'36,. on. July. Sth, in 
Ottawa, Ont. 

Warner, Elizabeth N., M.D. 732, on August 9th, in 
Montreal. 

Wilson, Dudley B., B.A. 725, on June 3rd, 1949, in 
Montreal. 

Wright, John T., M.D. 738, on May 14th, 1949, in 
Bethesda, Maryland. 


“League Schedules —” 
(Continued from page 68) 


FENCING 
Sat., Feb. 18 t ‘Toronto 
GYMNASTICS 
Sat., Feb. 18 —at Toronto 
SWIMMING 
Sat., Dec. 10 — Union at McGill 
Thurs., Feb. 2 — McGill at U. of Conn. 
ri. Feb. 3 — McGill at Amherst 
Sat., Feb. 4 © — McGill at Springfield 
Sat., Feb. 11 —Rensselaer at McGill 
; Sat., Feb. 18 —JIntercollegiate at McGill 
BOXING 


Fri., Feb. 24 .— eae adits 
Sat., Feb. 25 pet a oOTronto 


WRESTLING 


Sat., Jan. 7 — McGill at St. Lawrence 


Fri., Feb. 24 a} : 
Inter giate < meal Oe 
Sat., Feb. 25 at ntercollegiate at O. A. C 


ATHLETICS NIGHTS 


Sat., Dec. 10 


~\ at McGill 
Sut, Fare 2t a2 §:O* ee 


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H. Weir Davis, K.C. James P. Anglin 
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MONTREAL 


ARNOLD WAINWRIGHT, K.C, Ausrey H. Exper, K.C. 

WENDELL H. Larptey, K.C. CHARLES W. LEsLiz 

WILLIAM W, CHIPMAN BERNARD DEL. BourGgo!s, K.C. 
DANIEL DOHENY 


Wainwright, Elder, Laidley, Leslie, 
Chipman & Bourgeois 


Advocates, Barristers & Solicitors 
TELEPHONE HArsour 4151 


ALDRED BUILDING MONTREAL 


Robertson, Abbott, Brierley & O'Connor 


Barristers and Solicitors 


275 St. JAMEs St. W. 


CANADA LIFE BLDG. 


MONTREAL, 1 
J. H. H. Ropertson, K.C, D. C, Assortr, K.C. 
J. G, BRieRLEy J. B. O'CONNOR 
L. G. McDouGALL J. W. Hemens 
W. A. CAMPBELL R. C. T, Harris 


CABLE ADDRESS ‘'JONHALL’’ TreL. HA. 4242* 


Montgomery, McMichael, Common, Howard, 


Forsyth & Ker 
BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS 


Royal Bank Building - Montreal 


George H. Montgomery, K.C. Robert C. ee ws Kc: 
Frank B. Common, K.C. Thomas R. KG. 
Wilbert H. Howard, K.C. Lionel A, Forsyth, K.C. 
Eldridge Cate, K.C. C. Russell McKenzie, K.C. 
Paul Gauthier J. Leigh Bishop 

Claude S. Richardson, K.C, J. Angus Ogilvy, K.C. 

F. Campbell Cope John G, Porteous, K.C. 
Hazen Hansard, K.C. John de M. Marler 

George S. Challies, K.C. George H. Montgomery, Jr. 
André Forget Thomas H. Montgomery 

R. Wilson Becket Paul F. Renault 

Brock F. Clarke John G. Kirkpatrick 

Robert E. Morrow Frank B. Common, Jr. 
William S. Tyndale 


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Directory of Branches of the society 


CANADA 


PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 

President — Dr. Wm. J. P. MacMillan, 0.B.E., 
205 Kent Street, Charlottetown, P.E.I. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Professor L. C. Callbeck, 
Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Experimental 
Station, Charlottetown, P.E.I. 


HALIFAX 

President — Darrell L. Calkin, 
Cornwallis Manor, Apt. 14, Summer St., 
Halifax, N.S. 

Secretary — Gordon D. Stanfield, Starr Mfg. 
Works Ltd., Dartmouth, N.S. 


CAPE BRETON 

President — C. M. Anson, Dominion Steel & 
Coal Corp. Ltd., Sydney, N.S. 

Secretary — Dr. Norman A. D. Parlee, 117 
George St., Sydney, N.S. 


NEW BRUNSWICK 

President — Ashley A. Colter, Box 847, 
Fredericton, N.B. 

Secretary-Treasurer — E. M. Taylor, 
100 Lansdowne Ave., Fredericton, N.B. 


QUEBEC 

President — Richard C. Webster, 83 Dalhousie 
St., Quebec. 

Honorary Secretary — Mrs. Pierre Duchastel, 
1365 Pine Ave., Sillery, Que. 


ST. MAURICE VALLEY 

President — Geo. K. Dodds, Shawinigan Falls. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Miss Carol M. Bean, 
Shawinigan Falls. 


DISTRICT OF BEDFORD 
President — Robert Flood, Waterloo. 
Secretary-Treasurer — H. C. Monk, Granby. 


ST. FRANCIS DISTRICT 

President — Mrs. D. R. Stuarf, 110 Dominion 
St., Sherbrooke, Que. 

Secretary — L. Craig Bishop, 128 Victoria St., 
Sherbrooke, Que. 


MACDONALD COLLEGE 2 

President — Wm. M. Kydd, 11525, Notre Dame 
St. E., Montreal. 

Secretary — Lewis Lloyd, Macdonald College. 


MONTREAL 

President — S. Boyd Millen, 639 St. James St. 
W., Montreal. 

Honorary Secretary — T. A. K. Langstaff, 360 
St. James St. W., Montreal, Que. 


ALUMNAE SOCIETY, MONTREAL 

President — Mrs. G. F. Savage, 2 Ellerdale Rd., 
Hampstead, Que. 

Corresponding Secretary — Mrs. Leslie Tucker, 
512 Clarke Ave., Westmount, Que. 

NORANDA 

President — R. V. Porritt, Noranda, Que. 

OTTAWA VALLEY 

President — John H. McDonald, 53 Queen St., 
Ottawa, Ont. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Dennis M. Coolican, Can- 
adian Bank Note Co. Lfd., 224 Wellington St., 
Ottawa, Ont. 

UPPER ST. LAWRENCE 

President — Drummond Giles, Courtland’s (Can- 
ada) Ltd., Cornwall, Ont. 

Secretary-Treasurer — John Summerskill, Cour- 
taulds (Canada) Ltd., Cornwall, Ont. 

PORCUPINE 

President — J. W. Thomson, 391 Murdoch Ave., 
Timmins, Ont. 

Secretary-Treasurer — W. G. Brissenden, Hall- 
nor Mines, Timmins, Ont. 


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SUDBURY 
President — James N. Grassby, 1670 McFarlane 
Lake Rd., Lockerby, Ont. 

Secretary-Treasurer — J. E. Basha, 68 Kathleen 
St. E., Sudbury, Ont. 

NIAGARA FRONTIER 

President — Dr. Richard Eager, 1827 Main St., 
Niagara Falls, Ont. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Louis M. McDonald, 218 
Alexandra St., Port Colborne, Ont. 

ONTARIO (Central Ontario) 

President — P. R. Hilborn, Preston, Ont. 

Secretary — Meredith F, Dixon, Imperial Oil 
Co., 56 Church St., Toronto. 

ONTARIO (Women s Division) 

President — Mrs. J. Alex Edmison, 145 Douglas 
Drive, Toronto, Ont. 

Secretary — Miss Joyce Marshall, 105 Rox- 
borough St. E., Toronto, Ont. 

WINDSOR 

President — J. J. Stuart, 2023 Riverside Drive, 
Riverside, Ont. 

Secretary — C. A. McDowell, 1234 Devonshire 
Rd., Windsor, Ont. 

WINNIPEG 

President — Senator J. Caswell Davis, 0.B.E., 
408 New Hargrave Building, Winnipeg, Man. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Lieut.-Col. G. E. Cole, 
Suite 10, Amulet Apts., Winnipeg, Man. 

NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN 

President — Dr. R. H. MacDonald, 604 Canada 
Building, Saskatoon, Sask. 

SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN 

President — Wm. Sinclair Allan, 204 McCallum 
Hill Building, Regina, Sask. 

Secretary-Treasurer — D. H. F. Black, Industrial 
Development Branch, Saskatchewan Gov't., 
Regina, Sask. 

NORTHERN ALBERTA 

President — Wm. J. Dick, 11326 - 99th Ave., 
Edmonton, Alta. 

Hon. Sec.-Treas, — G. H. MacDonald, Tegler 
Building, Edmonton, Alta. 

SOUTHERN ALBERTA 

President — Ernest W. Bowness, M.B.E., 215 - 
6th Ave. W., Calgary, Alfa. 

Secretary — G. Maxwell Bell, The Albertan, 
Calgary, Alta. 

TRAIL AND DISTRICT 

President — R. R. McNaughton, Cons. Mining & 
Smelting Co., Trail, B.C. 

Secretary-Treasurer — D. S. Wetmore, Cons. 
Mining & Smelting Co., Trail, B.C. 

VANCOUVER AND DISTRICT 

Persident — Harry Boyce, 1830 South West 
Marine Drive, Station E., Vancouver, B.C. 

Secretary-Treasurer — R. J. A. Fricker, P.O. 
Box 160, Vancouver, B.C. 

VANCOUVER ALUMNAE 

President — Mrs. R. C. Messenger, 185742 
Nelson St., Vancouver. 

Secretary — Mrs. C. W. Marr, 2985 West 16th 
Ave., Vancouver, B.C. 

VICTORIA AND DISTRICT 

President — Dr. C. A. Watson, 1132 Goodwin 
St., Victoria, B.C. 

Secretary-Treasurer — John Monteith, 1041 St. 
Charles St., Victoria, B.C. 


UNITED STATES 
NEW ENGLAND 
President — Oscar H. Cheses, Williams Stove 
Lining Co. Inc., Taunton, Mass. 
Secretary — Miss Constance Silver, 106 Spring 
St., New Bedford, Mass. 


NEW YORK 

President — Dr. E. Percy Aikman, General 
Chemical Division, Allied Chemical & Dye 
Corp., P.O. Box 149, Long Island City, N.Y. 

Secretary — Miss Mercy P. Kellogg, 184 Sulli- 
van St., New York, N.Y. 


ROCHESTER 

President — Dr. William M. Witherspoon, 451 
Park Ave., Rochester 7, N.Y. 

Secretary — Dr. Gordon M. Hemmett, 22 Hoover 
Rd., Rochester 5, N.Y. 


PHILADELPHIA 

President — Dr. Donald C. Smelzer, 422 Bryn 
Mawr Ave., Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Dr. D. Alan Sampson, 
Episcopal Hospital, Front St. & Lehigh Ave., 
Philadelphia 25, Pa. 


WASHINGTON, D.C. 

President — Dr. Donald Thorn, 1361 Hamilton 
St. N. W., Washington, D.C. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Dr. Vincent T. Young, 
4818 Chevy Chase Drive, Maryland, D.C. 


DETROIT 
President — Carl Shapter, 20201 Warrington 
Drive, Detroit 21, Mich. 


Secretary-Treasurer — Robert  Agajeenian, 
16800 Fairfield Ave., Detroit 21, Mich. 
CHICAGO 


President — Dr. H. 0. Folkins, 9116 La Crosse 
Ave., Skokie, Ill. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Mrs. F. T. Coote, 820 
Milburn St., Evanston, Ill. 


MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL 

President — Dr. Peter Ward, The Charles T. 
Miller Hospital, 125 West College Ave., St. 
Paul, Minn. 

Secretary — G. J. Dodd, Jr., 4332 Coolidge 
Ave., Minneapolis 10, Minn. 


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

President — Dr. Paul Michael, 21 Crest Road, 
Piedmont 11, Calif. 

Secretary — Dr. Richard H. Reid, 655 Sutter 
St., San Francisco 9, Calif. 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

President — Victor E. Duclos, 510 West 6th 
St., Los Angeles, 14. 

Secretary — Robert D. Christie, 3832 Wilshire 
Blvd., Los Angeles 5, Cal. 

WASHINGTON STATE 

President — Dr. Frank L. Horsfall, 1616-1617 
Medical & Dental Bldg., Times Square, 
Seattle 1, Wash. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Dr. Gordon B. O'Neil, 
5553 Wallingford St., Seattle, Wash. 


GREAT BRITAIN 
President — Dr. Thomas F. Cotton, 86 Brook 
St., London, W.1, Eng. 
Honorary Secretary — John H. Lincoln, c/o 
Strauss, Turnbull & Co., 36/8 Cornhill, Lon- 
don E.C. 3, England. 


BRITISH WEST INDIES 
JAMAICA 


President — Dr. L. W. Fitzmaurice, Island 
Medical Officer, Kingston, Jamaica. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


The Graduates Society of McGill 


Alma Mater Fund News 


The McGill News Autumn Supplement 


Alma Mater Fund 


“The magnificent response to the Alma 
Mater Fund Appeal — a new record in North 
America for the first year of Graduates’ 
annual giving — has heartened every mem- 
ber of the University. 

“To the Chancellor and the Board of 
Governors it has brought additional revenue, 
to help in the task of meeting steadily grow- 
ing expenses. To the teaching staff it has 
brought the opportunity to improve the facili- 
ties available for their work. To students it 
has brought greater educational opportuni- 
ties. 

“Not least, it has brought to all of us new 
and splendid evidence of the continuing 
interest of graduates in OLD McGILL, and 
on behalf of my colleagues I offer hearty DR. F. CYRIL JAMES 
congratulations and warmest thanks.” 


F. Cyrit JAMEs, 


Graduate Support for McGill 


HE Principal’s kindly words of praise are an encouragement to all McGill men and women. The 
record is good. 
January 1948 $750,000 War Memorial Fund turned over to Governors. 
Fall 1948 $240,000 from graduates to the McGill Capital Fund. 
Sept. 1949 $137,000 total 11 months Alma Mater Fund. 


But this is only the beginning of graduate effort to provide the much needed and substantial annual 
donation to the University. Over page are some stories of how this is accomplished. On the back 
page are the detailed statistics by branches. Now that you have the story — get behind the Band Wagon 
and put your shoulder to the wheel with those who are already pushing. 


F. G. FERRABEE, 


President. 


THE McGILL NEWS, AUTUMN, SUPPLEMENT 61 


This Is Why 


The Inside Story of an Outstanding Job 


N EVERY walk of life, in every field of 

endeavour, there is always a group of “un- 
sung heroes”. Without these quiet, efficient, 
effective few, the plans, hopes and beneficial 
results of societies, groups and organizations 
that are in existence to further our way of life, 
would not last long. 


These are not necessarily the originators or 
activators of great movements and benevolent 
organizations, but the workers who do their 
share by completing the job they are asked to 
do without expectation or thought of glory, 
publicity or praise. 


In the Graduates’ Society these “unsung 
heroes” are the group organizers, workers and 
class agents who take on the job of reminding 
their classmates that they should support their 
University and Society by contributing what 
they can to The McGill Alma Mater Fund. 


Their contribution to the University and the 
Society, apart from the monetary contribu- 
tions that they make, is inestimable because 
without them there could be no Society and 
the long term effect on the University itself, 
of a disinterested graduate body, would be sad 
indeed. 


The number of these loyal and worthy 
Alumnae and Alumni are fortunately legion. It 
would be impossible to give full credit where 
credit is due. The Society and the University 
are very much aware and appreciative of every 
one of these supporters and we would like to 
recognize the work of many by using a few 
typical examples. : 


Miss Audiey Bovey, Arts ’45, Montreal 
Alumnae, Montreal. 


We are always pleased when one .of our 
younger grads takes hold of a project as 
Audrey has done for 
the Alma Mater 
Fund. She sat on Mrs. 
Common’s Commit- 
tee in Montreal as 
Group Chairman of 
the years 1938-48 in- 
clusive. When the 
canvassing lists ap- 
peared, it was found 
that Audrey’s group 
included approxi- 
mately half of all the 
women graduates to 
be covered in the 
Montreal district. 


Nothing daunted, she proved that she was a 
“oo-getter” with initiative, organizing ability 
and original ideas. She produced most promis- 
ing results from this youngest group of 


graduates. 


E. M. Taylor, B.S.A. 718, New Brunswick. 


We have heard it said that a lot of good men 

come from the Maritimes, but fortunately 

there are also a great 

number who stay 

there and Mr. Taylor 

is the type of ener- 

getic, enthusiastic 

citizen that any 

province should try 

to hold. The job he 

has done for McGill, 

the Graduates’ So- 

ciety and the Alma 

Mater Fund in New 

Brunswick is one 

that should make 

McGill and his own 

particular part of 

McGill, Macdonald College, justly proud of 

him. As we have already pointed out, there are 

many who deserve recognition and Mr. Taylor’s 

reply to our request for his picture is typical 
of many other graduates: 


“T yecall an interview with Mr. Colter a year 
ago when we were trying to muster a worth- 
while membership list and expressing appre- 
hension that the Society might die in our hands 
~ his reply was ‘we have no time for a funeral’. 
That is the Colter spirit and I would gather 
that the same spirit applies to the Campaign 
Chairman. In regard to the graduates — they 
have many calls but it has been a pleasure to 
meet so many of them and it is a rare case of 


personal contact that does not meet response.” 


Mr. Colter and Mr. E. M. Taylor have made a 
great team and have made history in Grad- 
uates’ Society affairs in New Brunswick. With 
the support of men like this, the graduate body 
of McGill cannot help but continue its develop- 
ment as an effective and expanding organiza- 
tion. | 


THE McGILL NEWS, AUTUMN, SUPPLEMENT 


A. A. Tousaw, B.Sc. ’19, M.Sc. ’20, Montreal. 
A. A. Tousaw, known as Ab to his friends, is 
Executive Assistant of the Sun Life Assurance 
Company of Canada. 
Mr. Tousaw is an- 
other proof of the 
saying that if you 
want a job done well, 
look for a busy man 
to do it. The respon- 
sibility of getting the 
special names in 
Montreal covered 
and keeping track of 
all subscriptions, etc. 
was turned over to 
Mr. Tousaw. This in- 
volved some 400 
names, but they were 
so effectively handled that every card is ac- 
counted for and the percentage of participa- 
tion and resulting total should give Mr. Tousaw 
a great sense of satisfaction in a job well done. 


D. Alan Sampson, M.D. ’31 


Quietly effective would be the best way of 
describing D. Alan Sampson, Med. 31, Chief 
Radiologist of the Episcopal Hospital in Phila- 

: delphia and Secre- 
tary - Treasurer of 
our Philadelphia 
Branch. 

Alan’s love for and 
interest in McGill 
first came to light 
during the War Me- 
morial Campaign. He 
covered the country- 
side in renewing an 
interest in McGill 
amongst the grad- 

j : uates who live within 

| be a radius of one hun- 
wre 2 dred miles of Phila- 
delphia. He was instrumental in forming the 
Philadelphia Branch of the Graduates’ Society, 
and has been its backbone as Secretary-Treas- 
urer for the last twelve years. Not only is Alan 
a tremendous worker, but he is also a substan- 
tial supporter of both the War Memorial 
Campaign and the McGill Alma Mater Fund. 


A 
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Here is another McGill graduate who, in his 
own quiet, unobtrusive and effective way, is 
helping to build a stronger McGill of tomorrow. 


Gilbert M. Young, B.Eng. ’34, Sherbrooke, P.Q. 


Gil Young, dynamic works manager of Cana- 
dian Ingersoll-Rand and a citizen of whom 
Sherbrooke can be 
justly proud, is en- 
thusiastic about so 
many things that one 
wonders how he can 
put so much into all 
his activities. He is 
particularly enthusi- 
astic about anything 
McGill and this year 
gave the McGill 
Alma Mater Fund 
the benefit of his 
organizing ability, 
energy and general 
_ know-how by leading 
his group into the enviable position of having 
accomplished a 100% job. He is an asset to 
any community or any group and we are very 
glad he went to McGill. 


James N. Grassby, B.Eng. ’39, M.Eng. 740, 
Sudbury, Ont. 


Jim Grassby is a good representative of the 
numerous McGill graduates who play an im- 
portant part in the 
mining of the miner- 
al wealth of our 
country. He has also 
played an important 
part in seeing that a 
respectable share of 
the finished product 
finds its way into 
McGill’s treasury. In 
spite of the prolong- 
ed illness of his wife 
and child, he found 
time to do a splendid 
job for McGill and 
the Graduates’ So- 
ciety. We are glad to hear that the family is 
well again. Please accept our appreciation for 
a job well done. 


The More the Merrter 


ITH all the interest which has been evinced in the Alma Mater Fund, with all 

the support thus far vouchsafed, with all the activity past and present — the 

Alma Mater Fund needs more workers now. Will you give of your talent and time? 
See the president of your Graduates’ Society Branch. 


THE McGILL NEWS, AUTUMN, SUPPLEMENT 


McGill Alma Mater Fund — 1949 
Report by Branches 


JANUARY ist TO AUGUST 31st, 1949 


% Partici- Graduates No. of 
pation to in Subscribers Total Average 
BRANCH date District to date Amount Gift 

1 SaaS) Fie | oy wire nrcepe peer crt c-Sccr ote ceaaeee AL% 49 20 $ 330 $16.50 

2. Wandsoty sseusticio een es: 37 109 40 550 13.75 

3... Wisthiet GEgmediord etwas. 0s 34 117 40 645 16.15 

4. Northern California .............:....... 34 173 59 1,040 17.63 

598 Philadélphiaaie tints. Ren Se 97 55 1,530 46.36 

6. New York ...... A | oe ere 31 645 200 6,224 Siz 

| 7. Southern California .......0....0.. 29 168 49 1,110 22.65 
| 8. Washington State .... a, PAS 76 19 267 14.05 
| 9, Chicago ........ SORTER, 5. 28 24 93 22 325 14.77 
i 10. St. Maurice alley i eet tdi cetin ia Lande 154 37 475 12.84 
| iE Tiga DTS oS eens i oy re 23 92 21 490 23:59 
ine 26 Reale Mao ce 23 65 15 270 18.00 
| ee eet cee ci; 28 532 123 2,421 19.68 
| 14. Ontario Society e cin Sear 22 857 188 4,738 25.20 
Por Porenpiie es tai. 2M 42 3 208 23.11 

| 16.0 Boston on... | OE ee 21 272 58 625 10.78 
| 17. Washington, D. C Lat ee 20 46 9 85 9.44 
| 18. Northern Sictarchewa inte peti 1 93 18 295 16.39 
| 19. New Brunswick ........0...0.. 19 428 81 1s 12.25 
20. Montreal ........... i Direc heme ht co aks | 5,850 1,098 24,822 22.61 

Zl plsOndor;, Onteeni _ SRE 18 99 18 320 17.78 

22+, Ontario! Alumnae ...e..2 sides cceoee 17 302 51 535 10.49 

23) Upper’ St, ‘Imawrence:, aie ee 238 40 910 22.75 

24. Minneapolis ..... eee. = tly 4] 7 110 15:71 

25. No Branch icone... 46 1,866 293 5,161 17.61 
26..;.. Macdonald. College’ .i2::1....0.5.00 16 264 42 336 8.00 
Total Macdonald Graduates 7 (1,250) (114) (1,000) (8.77) 

27. Southern Alberta ih, cake eenele 184 27 485 17.96 
28. Prince Edward Island taba leita 123 18 255 14.17 
| 29. Montreal Alumnae oo... 15 1,992 289 S105 10.78 
30s, Niagara, Frontier 22a... ee aie te 132 19 375 19.74 
| 31; ‘Owebee City ctee..Aeenerte secre 14 207 30 998 33.27 
32. Rochestety ae ee rey Sr 14 96 13 335 25.77 

BB VAICEO Miata ee et ene coats ete 14 212 27 425 15.74 

Sal MIN OPA Se. phere oooh Ate 13 89 12 290 24.17 

35... Northern Albetta <2). i0anecke 12 154 19 275 14.47 

So meG@tiawar satiety crete te 222 145 2,556 17.63 

37, Winnipeg cece cece 1] 275 31 495 15.99 

38. Cape RECON rn Nee teen oe 11 60 7 132 18.26 

39. Southern Saskatchewan .............. 10 119 12 282 23.50 

AQPAR GEAR TICAMIL cn ccget kescs xlecoreretteeets 8 243 19 ZZ 11.16 

41. Vancouver Alumnae ..........-..5 7 152 11 108 9.92 

42. St. Francis WyStaret. wilh eee: 7 262 19 275 14.47 

$8 - Flier 3.204 oe ent onece do och 6 397 24 370 15.42 

AA So LTT ey elle VV Mean. etcetera dh 75 1 10 10.00 

i POT ALS Ai cole pa IRS: 18 18,762 3,313 $65,930 $19.90 

64 THE McGILL NEWS, AUTUMN, SUPPLEMENT 


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who are responsible for the design. From this 
point on, Dominion Bridge engineers and crafts- 
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into practical vessels which will stand up to the 
most rigid conditions. 


Ranging from small vessels of light and 
medium plate up to the huge towers shown, 
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Dominion Bridge. One of these is 165’ 4’ high 
and is the largest ever built in Canada. 


Below: Main unit of first catalyst cracking 
plant in Canada, shown during erection. The 
four pressure vessels in this unit were fabricated 
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THE McGILL NEWS 


oa le I al a 


EDITORIAL 
VOICE OF THE GRADUATES 


StrupENTts’ EscapaDES Firry YEARS AGO 


Rev. Arthur W. Lochead 


THe PRINCIPAL’S PAGE 


Dr. F. Cyril James 


Corin WesstER—NEW FuNp CHAIRMAN 


ALMA MATER FunpD RoLits ON 


F. Lyle Pattee 
CONVOCATION PICTURES 
Dr. G. Lyman Durr—DEAN oF MEDICINE 
RECORD OF PLACEMENT SERVICE 
FootsaLL BUFFET LUNCHEON PICTURES 


NEWS FROM THE BRANCHES 


D. Lorne Gales 


Unrversity Notes—T. H. Matthews 


Wuere TuHey ARE AND WHAT 


THEY RE Dornc—Personals 
ADVERTISERS’ INDEX 


Directory oF BRANCHES 


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COVER PICTURE 


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16 


18-19 


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Two famous Field Marshals meet at McGill 
— His Excellency Viscount Alexander of 
Tunis, Visitor of McGill, and Field Marshal 
Earl Wavell. The occasion was a special con- 
vocation held on November 4 in the Sir 
Arthur Currie Gymnasium-Armoury when 
Earl Wavell was the recipient of an honorary 
degree. McGill men served under both Field 
Marshals during World War II. 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1949 


THE 
MeceGILL 
NEWS 


Winter 1949 
Vol. XXXI, No. 2 


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PRESIDENT, F. G. FERRABEE, B.Sc. ’24, Dip. R.M.C. 
IMMED. PAST PRESIDENT, C. J. TioMarsu, M.A. '22, M.D. 24 
FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT, E. P .Taytor, B.Sc. °22 
SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT, W. F. Mack ate, K.C., B.C.L. '23 


Representative Members of the Board of Governors of the University: 


H. W. Moraan, B.A. '13 
E, A. LESLIE, B.Sc. '16 


E. P. Taytor, B.Sc. ’22 
Honorary Secretary, President, Montreal Branch, 
E. T. H. SEELY, B.A. ’31 S. Boyp MILLEN, B.A. ’27, B.C.L. ’30 
Honorary Treasurer, President, Alumnae Society, 
CoLiIn W. WEBSTER, B.A, '24 Mrs. G. F. SAVAGE, B.A, ’21 
| Alumnae Vice-President, President, Students’ Society, 
| Mrs, JOHN RHIND, B.Sc. Arts °23 COLIN McCaLLUM 
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i REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENTS: 
i Maritime Provinces, British Columbia, 
Hon. Dr. W. J. P. MACMILLAN, M.D. '08 A. S. GENTLES, B.Sc. ’14 
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Foreign 
Province of Quebec, Countries, 
F. GoRDON LEBARON, B.Com. ’27 Lr. Co. H. H. HEMMING, B.A. '14 
Central Ontario, United States, 


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Ottawa Valley and Northern Ontario, (East), JOHN V. GALLEY, B.Sc. (Arts) '20 
G. H. Burtanb, B.Com. '20 (Central), M. T. MACEACHERN, M.D. ’10, D.Sc. 
Prairie Provinces, A. A. MURPHY, B.Sc. ’09 (West), E. H. FALCONER, M.D. 11 


ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE BOARD: 


G, F. BENSON, JR., R. J. D. Martin, E. C. Common, 

Com. '19-'20 B.Sc. (Agr.) °38 BIA. "21> B.C 26 
H. H. STIKEMAN, L. N. BuzzeELt, C. F. HARRINGTON, 

B.A. '35, BiCLa3s B, Com, ’23 B.A. "33, B.GE, *36 
W. Watson SOUTHAM, A. R. WINN, R. GRANT RED, 

B.Sc. ’30 B.Se.. Arts:’23; D.D:S; 728 M.D. ’28 


General Secretary, D. LORNE GALES, B.A. ’32, B.C.L. ’35 
Fund Secretary, F. LyLE PATTEs, B.A. ’31 
Alumnae Secretary, Miss ELIZABETH MCNas, B.A. °41 
EXECUTIVE OFFICES: 3466 UNIVERSITY ST., MONTREAL 2 


4 THE McGILL NEWS 


Voice of 
The Graduates 
**Beefs”? About Football 


From Veteran Supporter 
Sir,— 

I enclose herewith a copy of a 
letter I have written to the Direct- 
or of Athletics and as I think it is 
of interest to the sport loving 
body of graduates I trust that it 
may be given a place among the 
“Voice of the Graduates” in The 
News: 

“As a supporter of McGill 
Football teams since the games 
were played on the Campus and 
a gate of $1,000.00 was a financial 
record, (this amount was the total 
gate receipts from an exhibition 
game between McGill and the 
Toronto Argonauts played on the 
Campus on Thanksgiving Day 
1905) and with continued support 
as a season ticket holder in the 
stadium since its first post-war 
inter-collegiate games in 1919, I 
think that I am entitled to some 
wholesome and I hope construct- 
ive criticism of the present set-up. 

“First: The entrance to the 
parking lot which is still after five 
years’ use nothing better than a 
muddy rutted road such as can 
only be found in the back country 
bush. 

“Second: After parking among 
the ashes and weeds one ap- 
proaches the rear of the Stadium 
only to find that all entrance gates 
except those at the University 
Street end to be closed, making it 
necessary to walk about 150 yards 
extra to reach the sections in mid 
field. 

“Third: The lighting which is 
claimed to be good enough to 
transfer day games to night games 
is far from good enough to play 
games for which regular prices 
are charged; it is quite good 
enough for inter-faculty and other 
such minor games, but I have 
heard nothing but adverse criti- 
cism from season ticket holders. 

“Fourth: The schedule at for- 
mer prices is inadequate; a night 
exhibition with a very inferior 
intermediate team and nothing 
else but the three regular games 
in the senior league. The night 
game with Alouettes was not 


included, WHY? 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1949 


We Lont Need “higmies’... 


Ce Al Capp’s convenient little creations, the 
“kigmies”, can hardly be much in demand at McGill these 
days. The intercollegiate football season is over. McGill did not 
win the title. Yet McGill’s team not only won respect for itself: 
it earned good will and good fellowship for McGill University. 
You can’t buy these things. 

Of course, sports can be over-emphasized. Especially mass 
spectacles such as football. And some people prate about the 
revenue involved. And there is talk of semi-professionalism by 
the uninformed. And there are some who yearn for a return to 
the days of cozy rugby competitions on the front campus. 

During the season just closed there were at least two happy 
occasions for McGill graduates in particular. In Toronto and in 
Kingston there were post-game parties at which McGill’s senior 
team was present. The important thing to graduates was to 
discover, if they never realized it before, that the McGill team 
was made up of gentlemen, who, under a fine coach, had become fully 
aware of the virtue and the value of teamwork. 

In this respect the 1949 team differed not at all from former 
McGill teams or teams of many another university, But McGill 
had been subjected to criticism across the country by misguided 
individuals, both of the press and other professions. There was 
little or no recrimination on McGill’s part. The boys simply went 
out, played cleanly, played determinedly, and almost won the 
intercollegiate title. 

By so doing they merely put the stress where the stress is 
needed — on the great part which sport plays in educating men. 
There are some things which cannot be completely acquired in 
the classroom. One is how to get along with fellow human beings. 
Such knowledge in our ostensibly crazy world is essential. Book 
lore does not necessarily furnish the solution. Men mixing with 
men does. A sports curriculum is a corollary of the full education 
of a man. 

Is this “old stuff’? Certainly it is! So old that there is a 
constant tendency to forget it. McGill’s team this year served 
as a healthy reminder. Its members were compact of ideals, grit 
and the will to win. 

Time and again the philosophy of “Victory isn’t everything” 
is voiced. The only time it isn’t everything is when you deliber- 
ately want to lose. Any other argument is poppycock,. 

There are thousands of loyal graduates who derived the 


utmost pleasure — indeed intellectual benefit — from the deport- 
ment of McGill’s 1949 football team. D. M. L. 


“Tn other years we always had 
two afternoons with intermediate 
teams in addition to the regular 
schedule and when the Montreal 
Football Club used our field an 
exhibition game was played on 
Thanksgiving day, and for this 
game the season tickets of both 


team supporters were honored, 
the McGill supporters being given 
preference and the Montreal Club 
supporters being given reserved 
seats conflicted with ours. 
“In common with many of my 
fellow graduates I look upon these 
(Continued on page 60) 


A BAG OF COMPLIMENTS: “Rocky” Robillard, captain of McGull’s 1949 Fighting Redmen, presents a travelling bag to 
McGill’s popular coach and director of intercollegiate athletics, Vic Obeck, on the occasion of a dinner given by 
the McGill Football Club this month to celebrate a very good season by the McGill team. 


A Tithe Missed—hy Inches! 


9 AS one enchanting evening as The McGill Football Club, with honorary president F. St. Clair Holland in the 

chair, feted McGill’s fighting Redmen on Dec. 6 in Montreal. They hadn’t won the championship, but they had 
put on such a fighting show throughout the season that to many of their followers they WERE champions. Awards 
were presented: “Rocky” Robillard, who won the senior intercollegiate scoring championship, was awarded the Fred 
Wigle Memorial Trophy; Jeff Crain won the Claire Mussen Memorial Trophy, given to the outstanding intermediate 
player ; “Shorty” Fairhead won the Lois Obeck trophy for the player who showed the most improvement on the senior 
team; Marv Metrowitz won the award for the most valuable lineman. 


Finally the whole team made a presentation to Vic Obeck (see photo above). “Rocky” said that a couple of years 
ago tt might not have been appropriate to present their coach (then of a not very successful team) with a travelling 
bag; but after the good season just concluded, such a gift could not possibly be interpreted as a hint! 


This year’s football scores? — Western beat McGill in London 14-12; McGill took Varsity at McGill 22-13; 
McGill beat Queen’s at McGull 17-1; McGill lost at Kingston to Queen’s 15-0; McGill beat Varsity at Toronto 19-8; 
and McGill beat Western in Montreal 18-10. Play-off for the title in Toronto resulted in a win for Western 12-9. 


6 THE McGILL NEWS 


J 
1 


Students’ Escapades Fifty Years Ago 


How We Lost a Gym; The Relief Over Ladysmith; 
and Holloween Party in 1901 are Recalled 


ILLUSTRATED BY JIM REIDFORD 


by Rey. Arthur W. Lochead, ’01 


N THE good old days Convocation was held 

in Windsor Hall on Dominion Square as 
there was no place in the University large 
enough for such a gathering. 

After the spring examinations in Arts were 
finished and students were waiting about town 
for the formal declaration of results in the 
Molson Hall, the Arts men of 1901 went one 
evening to sing before the Principal’s residence. 
As Dr, Peterson did not come out to express 
his appreciation of our visit, some one placed 
a cordwood stick against the electric button 
of his door bell, and we went eastward to Mr. 
Sterling’s beautiful residence at the corner of 
University Street to serenade Professor Moyse 
and Mr. Paul Lafleur. They both came out and 
graciously thanked us for our songs and good 
wishes. Thom McPherson called out in fal- 
setto, “Let us all through, Charlie”, and Char- 
lie replied, “I’ll do the best I can for you”. 

Thence we went in the same spirit of good- 
will to pay our respects to our eccentric Greek 
Professor, Frank Carter. The only immediate 
reply to our greetings was the violent barking 
of a fox terrier. After the noise without and 
within had continued for some minutes, and 
“Frankie” had been invited again and again to 
come out, he opened the door three inches wide 
and called out, “The dog speaks for both of 
us”. That was not considered an altogether 
suitable reply, so the noise of the terrier and 
of the students increased. The door then 
opened more widely and the professor shouted 
“Tf you don’t go away, I'll telephone for the 
police”. That naturally changed our goodwill 
into a desire for reprisals. Convocation would 
be held a week or so later, and it was decided 
that we would rag Frankie and create some 
diversion for the admiring relatives and friends 
of the graduating classes. 

On the morning of Convocation Day, Wind- 
sor Hall was set in good order for the con- 
ferring of degrees. One of the 1901 Arts men 
went to the hall at noon, screwed a hook under 
the centre of the table on the platform, and 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1949 


hung thereon an alarm clock timed to go off 
at half past two o’clock. Another student went 
to market and bought a sizable rooster. Others 
engaged a dear old grey-bearded man with a 
wheezy one-legged hand organ that missed 
every third note, to come to the main gallery 
that afternoon at half past two. 

The Principal, governors, professors, patroris 
filed in and solemnly took their appointed seats 
on the platform. Doctor Clark Murrey had 
concluded his prayer and the Principal had no 
sooner begun to speak when the clock beneath 
the table broke forth in loud alarm, and as no 
one seemed to know just where it was, it was 
allowed to run its full course. Then from the 
gallery the hand organ ground out two or three 
stanzas of “The British Grenadiers” before the 
musician was conducted to the street. Just 
then Pius Scott appeared in the Press Gallery 
over the platform and threw down amongst the 
austere, bearded and begowned members of 
Convocation the aforesaid rooster which flew, 
flopped, screamed and ran hither and thither 
in consternation. In the meantime Professor 
Frank Carter was reminded of his discourtesy 
by frequent shouts of “The dog speaks for 
both of us”, “If you don’t go home I'll tele- 
phone for the police”. 

Some of those on the platform seemed 
thoroughly to enjoy the fun, but not so did a 
very generous patron of McGill. To the stu- 
dents it was a happy relaxation after seven 
months hard work, but their escapade cost 
McGill dearly. It is said (I had it almost 
from the horse’s mouth) that Sir William Mac- 
donald had come to Convocation that afternoon 
with a gymnasium in his pocket to present to 
the University, and that in the midst of the 
hubbub he leaned over and said to Governor 
Fleet, “Is it for these young rowdies you want 
me to give a gymnasium? I’ll never do it”. 

Soon after that memorable day Sir William 
established Macdonald College at Ste. Anne’s 
and contributed generously to Guelph Agri- 
cultural College, and McGill had to wait for 
almost half a century for her gymnasium. 


(Continued on next page) 


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Relief of Ladysnith Set 
Off a Chain of Iwents 


The South Afrian War commenced on 
Oct. 11th, 1899, and:he Boers immediately in- 
vaded Natal and som sat down before Lady- 
smith. When their mobile units might have 
been overrunning he Colonies and cutting 
British communicatons, they tied themselves 
down to a long sieje, a type of warfare for 
which they were paricularly unfitted. Through- 
out the Empire foi more than four months 
there was great anxety for Sir George White 
and the beleaguere¢ garrison. British citizens 
who were adults ai that time cannot forget 
the black Christmasand New Year Season of 
| 1889. Three successve defeats befell the re- 
lieving columns, anddisaster followed disaster 
in other parts of te field. “Forty thousand 
fighting men goingto Table Bay”, who were 
thought to be adequte, swelled to over three 
hundred thousand Efore the Boers acknowl- 
edged defeat. 

On the morning o March Ist, 1900, the glad 
word came that Lalysmith had been relieved 
— the first good mws that had come from 
South Africa in moe than four months. The 
long continued antiety from the besieged 
troops was followedby wild rejoicings. Classes 
in McGill spontaneoisly broke away from their 
nine o’clock lecturs and announced an im- 
promptu holiday in Ul the faculties. Hundreds 
of students flocked down to read The Star 
bulletins at the corer of Peel and St. Cathe- 
rine Streets, and thnce to the Normal School 
on Belmont Street :o invite the teachers and 
pupils to celebrate the victory. Thence the 
gradually increasing crowd made their way to 
the Stock Exchang, and suggested that the 
brokers, their staffand their clients leave off 
money-making forthe day. From there we 
went to La Patric and La Presse bulletin 
boards. Their dergatory reference to the 
success of the Briish forces met with dis- 
approval and soon tle bulletins were in tatters. 

The city fathers ‘ad taken no notice of the 
relief of LadysmithNo flags fluttered over the 
municipal buildings The students swarmed 
into the city hall, atered the various offices, 
pulled down the rol-top desks and declared a 
civic holiday. A yuth found his way to the 
western tower andhoisted a tiny Union Jack 
on a flag pole. Hwing captured the citadel 
the happy crowd decided to invite Laval Uni- 


(Contined on page 54) 


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THE McGILL 


THE PRINCIPAL’S PAGE... 


The Old Lady's New Dress 


by Dr. F. Cyril James 


N 1947 there were three class reunions on 
I the campus; in 1948 there were twelve, and 
this year more than thirty such reunions have 
been held. 


To me personally, and to my colleagues on 
the staff of the University, the visits of the 
graduates who came from distant places — 
some of them for the first time in many years 
— has been a matter of pride and inspiration. 
Their own accomplishments, of which they 
seldom speak, reflect the contributions that 
McGill men and women have made to Canada, 
and to many another country, during the past 
half-century, and their presence on the campus 
brings home to students and newer members 
of the staff a realization of the fact that this 
University is a far-flung community of out- 
standing people. 


And The Questions That 
Fly Around the Campus 


I have said that our returning graduates 
seldom talk about themselves, but their reti- 
cence in that regard is more than counter- 
balanced by questions and reminiscences. What 
has happened to “King” Cook or “Bill” Gentle- 
man? Who now gives the courses that were 
Leacock’s? Where is the Law Library that 
used to be at the top of the East Wing? Who 
has taken over “Ernie” Brown’s lectures on 
strength of materials? 


The trickle of questions that flows from a 
Tenth Reunion becomes a deep river at the 
Twenty-Fifth and a torrent at the Fiftieth. 
A vivid picture of the steady growth of Old 
McGill is etched in our minds, as successive 
questions lead to the description of new de- 
partments that have been created or new 
buildings that have been constructed or ac- 
quired from generous benefactors. Ten years 
ago there was no Purvis Hall, no Donner 
Building, no Cyclotron. Twenty-five years ago 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1949 


the Engineering Building tad a different face. 
Fifty years ago there werenone of the present 
buildings, from the Strathwna Medical Build- 
ing to the Macdonald Physes Building, on the 
eastern side of the campus and the Founder’s 
Elm, under which Jame: McGill had sat, 
towered over a vastly different scene. 


Number of Changes in 
Near Future Are Due 


In a year or two there wll be more changes. 
Houses on University Strett are already being 
demolished to clear the ground for the new 
Physical Sciences Centre vhich, at a cost of 
some two million dollars, will provide McGill 
with good modern facilities in this vitally 
important field. New tennis courts are under 
construction in McIntyre Pairk, to replace those 
that will be lost by the stulents when the ex- 
tension of. the Redpath Lbrary rises to the 
southward, and the interor of the Medical 
3uilding will acquire a “nzw look” when the 
central well is reconstru:ted to house the 
Medical Library. 


The questions of returnirg graduates under- 
line these changes, but they also emphasize 
that continuity which is the immortality of a 
great University. King Cook and Bill Gentle- 
man have successors who vill be legends when 
the Class of 1949 comes bick for its Fiftieth 
Reunion. There will be ane:dotes in 1999 about 
the clothes, the gowns, andthe foibles of those 
who are now members of the teaching staff 
(although I shall not risk my friendship with 
my colleagues by offering you any preview!) 
and new generations of students are diligently 
studying in the fields with which the names of 
Lafleur, Leacock, Brown, Klinck, Chipman and 
many another are associated in your minds. 


Your Alma Mater, like ul ladies, must find 
her appearance changing zs costumes become 
outmoded and girth (measured in student 
population) expands, but the smile of her 
welcome to you is unchanging and sincere. 


Se eee aes SSS cee 


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Bui): 


OLIN W. WEBSTER, B.A. ’24, eldest son 

of the late Senator Lorne C. Webster, 
was born in Quebec on November 29th, 1902. 
Educated at Lower Canada College and McGill, 
he joined the Canadian Import Company, Ltd., 
on leaving the university. 


His business career has been eminently suc- 
cessful. Today, in addition to being president 
of the Canadian Import Company Ltd., he is 
actively associated with many important com- 
panies, being a director of Canadian Liquid 
Air, Canada Car and Foundry, Dominion Steel 
and Coal, Massey Harris, and J. S. Mitchell 
and Company. 


The writer, not being a member of any of 
these boards, would have to draw his remarks 
to an appropriate close at this point had he not 
enjoyed the privilege of meeting Mr. Webster 
in the ordinary walks of life, and of observing 
some of his off-duty interests and activities. 
Fortunately, such is not the case; for we find 
these activities more eloquent of his character 
and worth than the mere record of his busi- 
ness successes. 


Happily married to Jean Frosst, he shares 
her pardonable pride in their two sons, Lorne 
and Donald, and their daughter, Beverley, and 
enjoys with them his home in Westmount. 


Welfare Of Community 
Is A Major Interest 


From the family, which he believes to be 
the cornerstone on which our Christian, demo- 
cratic way of life is built, his interests expand 
to take in the welfare of the community. As 
an elder of the Dominion Douglas United 
Church he takes a prominent part in its activi- 
ties, and finds time to participate in charitable 
works in other directions. 


For many years he has supported the work 
of the Old Brewery Mission and is usually to 
be found “helping out” at the Christmas din- 
ner given by that institution. This year he was 
chairman of the Y.W.C.A. campaign, and had 
the satisfaction of seeing it brought to a suc- 
cessful conclusion. 


10 


COLIN W. WEBSTER, ‘24 


Active socially, he belongs to St. James’ 
Club, Royal Montreal Golf Club, and Montreal 
Badminton and Squash Club. He enjoys, and 
plays a good game of golf, and likes to get 
away on an occasional fishing and hunting trip. 
He has a summer home at Ste. Agathe and is 
president of the Ste. Agathe Golf Club, 


Just where he finds time to do all this, during 
this era of forty hour weeks is a bit of a 
mystery — maybe we'll have to give him a 
Professorship to find out! 


On top of it all, he shows a lively and conti- 
nuing interest in the welfare of the Graduates’ 
Society of McGill University. This year he is 
chairman of McGill Alma Mater Fund. 


It is not inappropriate that these biographic- 
al comments should be made at this time when 
emphasis is being placed on good citizenship, 
for in our opinion Colin W. Webster, B.A. ’24, 
is an outstanding example of a good Canadian 
citizen. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


The Alma Mater Fund Halls Un! 


by F. Lyle Pattee, 


Fund Secretary. 


N promulgating your esoteric cogitations or 
ee your superficial sentimentalities 
and amicable philosophical or psychological 
observations, beware of platitudinous pon- 
derosity ... 

But we don’t need big words to congratulate 
you, all of you, on a terrific job. Terrific in 
that with only 6,019 members of the Graduates’ 


Society who have sent in their subscriptions 
to the Alma Mater Fund to date, Old McGill 
has received $115,764! Suppose all 18,762 grad- 
uates subscribed! 

To those of you who have contributed, 
thanks a million! Will you do one more good 
deed for McGill? Get one more graduate to 
follow your example? With this extra help 
from you the Fund will pass the $200,000 mark 
in 1950! 

The following reports, as of Oct. 31st, 1949, 
show you how and where it is being done. 


How the Graduate Is Doing 


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PATENILECHULE /Set-e dsc ee ee ee 32 
Lib 1/60) (clo a Allie Bak Eien A ee tek be, Ceo ae AA 31 
IDSs tT eS SAS SO eee FE 28 
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Home Economics We 


Graduate “Sitieses rt kee ae 14 
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MONTREAL, WINTER, 1949 


Graduates No. of 


in Subscribers Total Average 
Faculty to date Amount Gift 
729 297 $6,944 $23.38 
1,253 419 6,584 15.71 
3,620 Liss 26,198 22.30 
185 59 1,687 28.59 
3,570 1,095 26,050 23.79 
483 137 3,043 22.21 
1,568 416 7 843 18.85 
4,162 1,020 11,256 11.04 
1,055 215 2,544 11.83 
27 5 38 7.60 
386 65 554 8.52 
821 117 13/41 11.71 


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Agriculture®..2.4,.9.... ae ee eee ee eee 14 718 98 9/ ) 
LibrarygSchool) (05.00 eae see mea rnedertess 6 48 3 25 
WEASIC 1 cdc ee J ae ee ee ee oe 6 17 1 5 
Veterinary » Scletice 0 entertains 4 67 3 en 
GOHtHIDULONS: .../uits «ae Cae a 12 12 sae 
Past: Students... eee ee — 23 23 238 
Stain yeti ei.en, ee rent eae el Cee ce l 1 of 
Diplowiass, 0 amen el tare eee ies hans ,0 — 16 16 192 
ANONYMOUS eee tert UO Ti eet y cca. usi = ] 1 20 

EE a eS ee 28% 18,762 5,178 $101,835 


How the Branches Are Doing 


% Partici- Graduates No of F 

“pation to in Subscribers Total 
BRANCH date District to date Amount 

1. District of Bedford occu. 51% 117 60 $ 951 
hob Wine be) oii egal ieee) 109 55 810 
SUPE SGU) Oh gs Oe sn ah eae eee we fA 49 20 330 
4. Northern California ......... wie ea 173 69 L193 
sy Philadelphia DMB ecren eo oa: 38 97 37 1,620 
6. Porcupine ....... pis Specs 42 16 278 
7. New York Society .. ee 645 224 6,631 
Bnet, Doatirice. Valley: 5.) irises 34 154 53 710 
Yee Wasnington, State: ..jcva..lsreneees 34 76 26 412 
10. Southern California ......0...cccce0. 34 168 57 1,275 
IL Le SEBS abe i te eos acne 32 65 Zi 455 
PZ me VLOntreal When 28 ini. aactccscute. 2 5,850 1,895 43,897 
LSeBONTATIO SOCLEtY. WArniiac..cias. ‘yee 857 271 6,758 
14. Montreal Alumnae ...............0000... 31 1,992 625 6,800 
115) (Rha) 3 ee Re are 30 93 28 380 
11a), LUIGI 5 aces Wit eR Om Ned re 29 207 61 1,411 
17. Minneapolis FAS enue t eeeommed 245, 4] 12 175 
ee WV ATECOUVET NEEM 3 ucccsiieceth rca 29 532 SZ 3,084 
19. Northern Saskatchewan. be aay Ons 93 26 592 
20. Boston Liat cea Gee nen eee 28 272 75 792 
21. New Brunswick oo... ccc cesses 27 428 117 2113 
ou, SIDS a ov eae, cot San eg ae na 2/ 92 25 550 
23. London, Ontario Non eee gee a) 20 99 26 505 
24. Upper St. AGAWEENCE .chistcokihyaca LO 238 62 1,400 
25. Macdonald College a ee 264 67 556 
Total Macdonald Graduates ........ (13) (1,250) (169) (1,586) 

AO: wae mE OCONE.. &..1.)00s25scccesvdeeeccs: 25 60 15 347 
BP ON OEATIOA, ener net soled, dub tea) 89 22 465 
28. Ontario Alumnae ...................... 25 302 74 730 
Z29- (Rochester... 4... ats ea: 96 Ze 505 
oUF WWashineton DiOi cite ee 22 46 10 90 
$i No BranchiA Miliation \o5 avec soie2l 1,866 389 6,585 
32. Ottawa Valley Society ...00.0000...... 20 1,222 249 4,386 
33. Niagara Frontier ................... 19 132 Zo 500 
34> Southern Alberta. ...,.....205.......... 18 184 34 555 
Sor Victoria gol ot wll | Valea 18 212 39 605 
36. Northern Alberta... 18 154 27 580 
leas AMV VOMPO RS dest eek NF coos, FAG 275 45 676 
38. Prince Edward Island ............... 16 123 20 320 
39. Southern Saskatchewan .......... 16 119 19 472 
40. Vancouver Alumnae................. 11 152 16 164 
AA Pee GEN gi) eee ee ee ee 11 397 42 613 
425 (areat: Britain igi hen 6 ee... 10 243 24 262 
43. St. Francis District... a a 262 25 330 
AA AAT OIC A oes Toe ON re aes a 1 ne 1 10 
OTAMtehstis dan ooeler dnd 28% 18,762 5178 $101,835 


9.03 
8.33 
5.00 
10.00 
519.58 
10.35 
3.00 
12.00 
20.00 


$19.67 


Average 
Gift 


$15.85 
14.72 
16.50 
16.73 
43.78 
17230 
29.60 
13.39 
15.84 
22.50 
21.66 
23.16 
25.67 
10.88 
10.36 
23.13 
14.58 
20.28 
22.77 
10.56 
18.06 
22.00 
19.42 
22.58 
8.29 
(9.38) 
29.13! 
21.13 
9.86 
22.95 
9.00 
16.90 
17.65 
20.00 
16.32 
15.51 
21.48 
15.02 
16.00 
24.84 
10.18 
14.59 
10.91 
13.20 
10.00 


$19.67 


2 THE McGILL NEWS 


MONTREAL ALUMNAE: Alma Mater Fund Committee 1949. Front row: Mrs. E. P. Hoover, Chairman, Class Organiza- 
tion Council; Mrs. G. F. Savage, President McGill Alumnae Society; Mrs. D. M. de C. Legate, Chairman, Fund Com- 


mittee; Mrs. J. H. Norris, Fund Representative for Group 1 


1888-1915; Mrs. V. Ledain, Fund Representative for 


Group 2 — 1916-1928. Back row: Miss Audrey Bovey, Fund Representative for Growp § — 1944-1949 ; Miss Catherine 
Scofield, Fund Representative for Growp 4 — 1938-1948; Miss Margaret Robertson, Office Manager; Mrs. Dent 
Harrison, Fund Representative for Group 3 — 1929-1937. In abenstia: Mrs. E. C. Common, Advisory, Chairman 
Fund Committee 1948; Miss Elizabeth McNab, Secretary and Chairman of Publicity. 


Alumnae Alma Mater Fund Committee 


During the past month the Alma Mater 
Fund committee of the Alumnae Society has 
been conducting its autumn campaign. This 
consists of a telephone canvas of all women 
graduates in the Montreal area who have not 
contributed as yet to the Fund for 1949. 


Group chairmen, year representatives and 
telephone committees have been active in 
furthering the cause of Annual Giving. 


Since the Fund bulletin in the last issue of 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1949 


The McGill News, the Alumnae has climbed 
from 29th place among the Branches to 14th 
place. It has had an increase of 386 members 
in a little over two months and an increase of 
65 members over its total as of December, 


1948, 


Unfortunately the amount of money sub- 
scribed is slightly lower than last year. Good 
results from the campaign will swell the mone- 
tary total and brighten this aspect of the 
Women’s Fund committee. 


SPECIAL CONVOCATION: McGill University w 
held in the Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Gymnasium-Armory. 


as host to distinguished visitors at a special convocation last month, 
Left to right: Chief Justice O. 8. Tyndale, Chancellor, 


who presided; Sir Thomas Beecham, who received an honorary degree of Doctor of Music; His Excellency Viscount 


Alexander, Governor-General and Visitor of McGull; 


Her Excellency Viscountess Alexander ; Field Marshal Earl 


Wavell, who received the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters; Professor David Hughes Parry, who received the 


honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law and who delivered the 


cipal and Vice-Chancellor. 


Alvin Stewart Mayotte and Eileen Thorner Mayotte, 
had a double reason for celebration at the Fall convoca- 
tion. Husband and wife, they both received the degree 
of Master of Social Work, while their eight-months-old 
daughter, Margaret Eileen, waited outside the gym- 
nasium with friends to greet the well “degreed” couple. 


Convocation address; and Dr. F. Cyril James, Prin- 


Dr. Francis Peyton Rous, former pupil of Sir Wilhkam 
Osler and a distinguished scientist, is seen after he had 
had conferred on him the honorary degree of Doctor of 


Science at the Founder's Day convocation im the Sw 
Arthur Currie Memorial Gymnasium-Armory. Chief 
Justice O. S. Tyndale, Chancellor, who presided and 
conferred the degree, is at left. 


ee a 


ir. 6. Lyman Duff — Dean of Medicine 


N October of the 120th year of the Faculty 
of Medicine at McGill University came 
George Lyman Duff as 18th Dean of the Faculty. 


Strathcona Professor of Pathology, Director 
of the Pathological Institute at McGill, re- 
search physician, author of numerous articles 
for the advancement of medicine, leader of 
men and a gentleman, Dr. Duff’s appointment 
was hailed by students and faculty alike. 


Lyman Duff was born in Hamilton, Ontario, 
on January 26th, 1904. He did the usual things 
boys did, attended public and high schools in 
Hamilton and entered Victoria College of the 
University of Toronto in 1922. In 1924 how- 
ever, he became interested in biology and spent 
two summers in research work in marine zoo- 
logy in the laboratories of the Biological Board 
of Canada at both St. Andrews, N.B. and 
Halifax. In 1926 he received his first degree, 
a B.A. in Medical Science and Biology, and in 
1927 presented a thesis on “Factors Involved 
in Production of Annual Zones in the Scales 
of the Cod”, which got him an M.A. In 1929 
he became a Doctor of Medicine and took home 
the David Dunlap Memorial Prize in Psychol- 
ogy and Psychiatry with his sheepskin. Not 
being content even at this stage, he won the 
Starr Gold Medal at Toronto with his disserta- 
tion on Experimental Studies on Arterioscle- 
rosis and received a Ph.D. in Pathology. 


Came to McGill After 
Work at Johns Hopkins 


This academic background provided the 
stepping stones for a career which led the bud- 
ding pathologist to McGill via Johns Hopkins. 
In ’31 he went to the city of white steps as an 
Assistant in Pathology and a Medical Research 
Fellow of the National Research Council 
(U.S.) in the Pathology Department at Johns 
Hopkins. He was successively promoted to 
Instructor and Assistant Pathologist at Hop- 
kins and in 1935' accepted a Lectureship at his 
Alma Mater in Toronto. He became assistant 
pathologist at the Toronto General Hospital 
and then Assistant Professor of Pathology at 
the U. of T. Not being a man to let any grass 
grow, he was appointed Associate Editor of 
the American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1949 


DEAN G. LYMAN DUFF 


and in 1939 he accepted the Chair at McGill 
as Strathcona Professor of Pathology. 


Dr. Duff then became consulting pathologist 
to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Women’s Gen- 
eral, Alexandra Hospital, Honorary Curator of 
the RCAMC Medical Museum at McGill, and 
then consultant pathologist at Montreal’s Jew- 
ish Hospital of Hope. Between ’42 and ’48 he 
was successively appointed as Associate Ex- 
aminer in Pathology and Bacteriology for the 
Main Board of Medical Examiners, Medical 
Council of Canada, a member of the National 
Research Council at Ottawa, Examiner in 


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Record of the Placement Service 


In Tyo Years Great Strides Have Been 
Accomplished by Graduate Effort 


OUSED on the second floor of a building 
H on University Street is one of the most 
important branches of the University, the 
McGill Placement Service, jointly sponsored 
by the Graduates’ Society. The function of the 
University is to train students ; the function of 
the Placement Service begins where the col- 
lege leaves off . to place the graduates in 
positions where they may be of most value to 
their employers and themselves. 


Since its inception in 1947 under the guiding 
hand of Colin M. McDougall, the records show 
a steady and completely effective progress in 
adequate personnel placement. The Service is 
modern in operation and national in scope. 
Markedly increasing importance to employers 
is perhaps the most important recommenda- 
tion. A new baby which has gained adult sta- 
ture in two short years may best be understood 
by a glance at the highlights of the annual 
report which was recently submitted to the 
McGill Placement Board. 


Service Is Divided 
In Four Main Phases 


The Placement Service consists of essentially 
four phases of employment : part time, summer 
graduating class and older graduates. In a 
summary of the results achieved, Mr. Mc 
Dougall stated that a total of 3,352 students 
and graduates had registered for employment 
and that a total of 3,445 jobs has been provided. 


Director McDougall is assisted by Miss Ruth 
Peltier, who joined the organization in June 
of 1949. Together they form the nucleus of a 
hand-picked staff who are entirely aware of 
the importance of their work. Careful screen- 
ing of job applicants, personal interviews in 
all cases, have all combined to produce results 
pleasing to both employer and employee alike. 


In addition to the central office in Montreal, 
branch placement committees have been estab- 
lished in many cities throughout the country 
which provide on-the-spot facilities to grad- 
uates. 


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An appreciation of the volume and complexity 
aT : 

of work actually being carried on in one years 
time may be felt by a short survey of the 4 


phases of employment. 


Part-time Employment 

It is the student in training that registers 
for this type of job placement. This form has 
been divided for purposes of analysis into two 
types: “casual” and “continuing” employment. 
Any job of more than one day’s duration is 
considered “continuing”. A total of 1,094 stu- 
dents registered and 2,823 placements were 
effected. Of this number, 1,831 were “casual” 
and 992 “continuing”. In order to increase the 
number of job opportunities, the Placement 
Service advertised its needs in the newspapers 
for the first time and the response was ex- 
tremely gratifying. The two types of work 
most available were again baby-sitting and 
household chores. The range of qualifications 
among registrants remained broad and varied. 
Positions were available as draughtsmen, ac- 
countants, tutors, translators, chauffeurs, office 
boys and dancing instructors. 


Colin McDougall, director of the McGill Placement 
Service, right, and Carl Rogers, chairman of the Place- 
ment Commuttee for the McGill Society of Ontario, 
discuss placement problems at a recent meeting in 
Toronto. : 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Summer Employment 


For the first time, branches of the Graduates’ 
Society were asked to assist in finding jobs for 
students who were residents of the area in 
which the branches were located. Because of 
the admirable cooperation of the branches and 
the success met with in a brand new field for 
the first time, this service should become one 
of the most important to the entire Placement 
Service. It is significant that by the end of 
June, nearly every student had obtained em- 
ployment, although in some cases he was un- 
able to secure either the type of work or salary 
desired. 


Graduating Class 


It is this phase of the Employment Service 
that is probably most important in the overall 
picture. The most effective and important 
means of placing the graduating class was the 
effort to have employers send company repre- 
sentatives to the University to interview candi- 
dates for positions. This was successful in that 
there was a definite increase in the number of 
these visits. Personal contact in this manner 
acquaints prospective employers with the facil- 
ities offered by the Placement Service, the type 
of training offered at the University in all its 
forms and the quality of graduate seeking a 
position. Of 538 registrants for permanent 
employment, a total of 181 were placed. There 
is every indication that this total will increase 


A student works on a part-time job in a laboratory — 
thanks to the effective work of the McGill Placement 
Service, which is making increasingly important contri- 
butions to both graduates and undergraduates in the 
matter of finding positions. 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1949 


How One Branch Placement 
Committee Did The Job 


Mr. Walter F. Brown, Chairman for the 
Placement Committee of the Porcupine 
Branch has shown what can be done through 
the Branch Placement Commuttees to secure 
summer employment for the students. In 
April, we sent Mr. Brown a list of 13 names 
of students who wished to obtain summer 
employment in or around the Porcupine 
District. Within a month Mr. Brown sent 
us a list of 10 jobs which were ready and 
waiting. All the students had to do was to 
write giving their date of arrival. In less than 
a week, Mr. Brown sent in a memo of 3 
additional jobs with the same arrangement. 
So there it was — 13 men — 13 jobs. Just 
as simple as that, with all the spade work 
done by Mr. Brown. The Placement Service 
appreciates this kind of co-operation and this 
year we will get our lists out earlier in order 
to give you more time to work on them. 


in subsequent years as the number of employer 
visits increase. 


He-placement of Older Graduates 

This phase of the Service’s operation re- 
mains to be developed more than any of the 
others. Industry, for instance, does not. yet 
think instinctively of the McGill Placement 
Service as a source of executive material, and 
most senior and semi-senior graduates are 
probably unaware of the re-placement facilities 
available to them. In addition, the placement 
activities of the various Branch Committees are 
still in the organizational stage and can be 
developed tremendously. In this category 302 
persons were registered and 108 were placed. 


Provisional Survey 


The survey is provisional because it is based 
on incomplete data. Each graduate is asked to 
complete a “Report on Graduation” form when 
he accepts permanent employment, stating the 
name of the employing company, type of 
employment and starting salary. It is from 
these forms that the survey has been made. 
Despite the most vigorous efforts, it was not 
possible to secure complete returns. 


The average salaries shown, therefore, 
should be considered with these qualifying 
factors in mind. 


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Howard I. Ross (Arts ’30); T. A. K. Langstaff (B. Com. ’3?2 
Brown (Arts ’29); Gordon Davidson (Law 731); Mrs. Gordon Daa yn. 


Pre-Football Buffet 


Mr. E. A. : Leslie, Mrs. E. C. Common, Mrs. F. G. Ferrabee, Mr. “Sox” Ferrabee. 


Dr. Gib Turner (Med. ’32), Mrs. Joe Luke and Dr. Joe Luke (Med. ’31). 


Left to right: Dr. J. T. Rogers (Med. ’04); Mrs. Bill Horwood, Mrs. Bill Hart, Mr. Bill Hart, Mr. Bill Horwood 
(B. Eng. 737). 


MED. ‘24 be Aye oie MEETS THE DEAN: First row, left to right: C. F. Maraldi, 

Britton, we ee he ie Mirsk u, R. Henry. Second row: J. Ewart Baise il, : 7 

Gaetz, WwW hite, je B. Smallman, M. R. Stalke ots row: L. Pope R. Br 
Back row: fh E. aoe Fl icon, E. E. Bearisto, M.S. Ll oyd, E. ; fajor, E. Elder 


E. G. Marcotte, J. C. A ae Wives of some of the members are “anlieg im the ete ound. 


MEDICINE '39: Back row, standing, left to right: Leo Kirschberg, Lorne Shapiro, Alec Gordon, C. Sawyer, A. R. Turn- 

bull; centre row, standing, left to right: H. Brooke, T. Monks, R. crue F.J. Hogg, I. Shragovitch, L. R. Charest, 

L, Johnson, G. T.N nger, L. J. Ruschin, A. A. Grossman, H. D. Smith, F. J. De vmond J. Hackney, S. C. Evans; 
oyd, R. Harbert, (Dr. D. L. Thompson), A. P. Morrison, F . Gurd, J. P. Robb 


Bee coa 


R. V. C. ‘29: Back row: Helen Webster, Paulette Benning Buchanan, Barbette Fuller 


Warwick, Frances Sharpe Taggart, Ellen Stansfield, Agnes Morton Brown, Martha Brown, 
Katherine Hole Badian, Kathleen Flack,. Marguerite Quigley Archibald, Lorraine Tanner 
1 Traill, Jane Howard Bishop, Mary McNaught Fournier, Phyllis Baker Steeves, Ruth Whitley, 
, Eileen Peters. Second row: Grace Reid Kelland, Marjory Doble Baillon, Hilda Gilroy, 
Huldah Alexandor Chorney, Ruth Smith Macey, Hope Barrington, Aldeth Adams Clarke, 
Ernestine Ellis Riordon, Edith Peake Bishop, Madeleine McCauley. Seated: Ruth Harrison 
Swan, Barbara Dougherty, Doris PayneJensen, Dorothy Teakle Spencer, Ruth Peltier. 


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REUNION CAKE, with all the trimmin’s. 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1949 21 fi: 


Alumnae Society Holds Two Successfu: Meetings 


UDGING by the attendance and enthusiasm 
J at its first two meetings, the Alumnae So- 
ciety has got off to a good start this year with 
the promise of further interesting meetings in 
the future. 

For its first meeting on September 23rd, the 
Society had Vic Obeck speaking on “How to 
Watch a Football Game”. This meeting was 
both timely and novel and drew a large crowd, 
not only of Alumnae but also from the Mont- 
real Branch who received a special invitation to 
attend. Three hundred people altogether gathered 
in the gym for a refresher football course. In 
addition to his informative and interesting 
talk, Vic Obeck showed a film on football 


On October 24th in R.V.C. the Society heard 
Professor J. L. Launay, Chairman of the De- 
partment of Romance Languages, speak on 
“France Re-visited”. Professor Launay, who 
returned to his home for three months this 
summer, spoke of the changes he observed 
since he was last there in 1939, and the con- 


Engineering 35 


Members of the Class of Engineering °35 
attended the McGill-Varsity football match on 
Saturday, October 15th, 1949, and following 
the game a Reunion dinner was held at the 
Hotel de LaSalle. Out-of-town men who at- 
tended included Ernie Brown and Russ Dunlop 
of Ottawa. Johnny Riddle and Gordie Auld put 
in an appearance after many years absence 
from the city. Both men are now permanently 
located in the city. Others of the old guard 
who turned out included: Os. Barry, Dave 
Bloom, Dick Herzer, Jack Houghton, Jason 
Ingham, Jim Jeffrey, Jim Leahey, Harold 
Morris, Ken Reynolds, Lorne Rowell, and Ed 
Wigdor. 


Men who sent regrets at their inability to 
attend included the following: Burri, Ferguson, 
Kazakoff, Cooper, L’Allelier, Mace, Robillard, 
Swift, Zion. 


A new slate of officers was elected, as fol- 
lows: 


President 
Vice-President 
Sec. Treasurer 


mete ..Lorne Rowell 
Ken Reynolds 
Ed Wigdor 


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temporary scene in aris and the provinces. 
A capacity audience enjoyed his witty and 
interesting talk. 

By the time this isue of the News comes 
out, the Society willaave held its 60th anni- 
versary celebration. ‘cheduled for November 
23rd, in Convocation Hall of R.V.C., the Dia- 
mond Jubilee celebraion will have as its fea- 
ture a “Parade of Fashion” from 1889 to 1949, 
Convener is Mrs. Jchn Pratt, in charge of 
costumes for the fashon show is Mrs. T. Miles 
Gordon, and the comnentator is Miss Barbara 
Whitley. Much interist has been aroused in 
these costumes whichhave been lent by grad- 
uates and friends. Al of them are absolutely 
authentic and many are Paris and London 
models. Special guest on this occasion are to 
be three Wardens of 2.V.C., Dr. Roscoe, Mrs. 
Vaughan and Mrs. Gant, the past presidents 
of the Society, the clss of ’99 celebrating its 
50th anniversary this;ear, and the class which 
will graduate in 195), Pictures and a story 
will appear in the Sping issue of the News. 


Ex Officio .... Jason Ingham 
Obtawaktepresh 2a ees Ernie Brown 


Plans for next yeir’s fifteenth annual re- 
union were discussedand several new angles 
proposed to elaborat: the affair. It was also 
decided that an infomal supper and reunion 
would be held as hasbeen the custom, at the 
time of the McGill-Virsity Hockey match on 
February 24th. 


Next year’s unoffical slogan: 100% Attend- 
ance 15th Reunion Eigineering ’35. 


Prof. Lighthall Dies 


Professor Abram lighthall, 2080 McNicoll, 
professor emeritus +f UBC, and a leading 
Canadian authority »n land surveying, died 
last month, aged 70. 

Prof. Lighthall gnduated from McGill in 
1908 and spent severd years in survey work in 
many parts of Canad. 

He was appointed p the UBC civil engineer- 
ing department in 190 as a field assistant. He 
became assistant prdessor of civil engineer- 
ing in 1928 and assocate professor in 1940, 

In 1945 he retired nd in 1946 was appointed 
professor emeritus. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


LAW ‘35: Rear row,left to right: John F. Laureys, 
Louis P. Guay, Istor R. Hart, Watson Gillean, 
Kenneth F. McName, Abraham I. F. Cohen, D. 
Lorne Gales, Lionel . Rubin, Jean Brisset, Gerald S. 


Shapiro. Front row, 2ft to raght: Henry J. 
Hemens, Professor F R. Scott, Mr. Justice 
George 8. Challies, Eendan O’Connor, Pro- 
fessor C. S. Lemesuier, K.C., 

Allan M. Edson, Cirence G. 

Quinlan, John P. Roat. 


Hh, 


ARTS ‘24 REUNION: Back row, 

left to right: S. W. Weber, C. 

H. Brownstein, W. L. Chase, 

M. G. Greenblatt, G. 8. Cunliffe, M. M. 

Ellison, J. K. McLetchie, C. T. Teakle, 

B. Cohen, C. W. Webster, H. L. Silver- 

stone. Middle row, left to right: E.R. Alexander, L. 
Sessenwein (Class Secretary), T. H. Matthews, Uni- 

versity Registrar, who addressed the dinner, L. C. 

Tombs (Class President), Dr. J. Monaker. Front row, left to 
right: I. J. Wainer, H. R. Hampson, N. A. Burrows, J. P. Bethel. 


News from the Branches... 


Interest in McGill Abounds as 
Graduate Activity Increases 


by D. Lorne Gales, 


General Secretary. 


F the proof of the old adage “Nothing suc- 

ceeds like success” were needed the amaz- 
ing development of branches and the increasing 
number of branch meetings would certainly 
demonstrate the truth of the saying. There is 
no denying that some branches have cycles of 
prosperity and depression, depending upon the 
energy of their executive and the interest in 
the Society or McGill. But during recent years 
all branches seem to have come to life and 
this Fall, coupled with more class reunions 
than we have ever had before, we have had — 
are still having — and are going to have more 
branch meetings than we have seen for a very 
long time. 


To all branch executives who have bitten 
their fingernails while waiting for envelopes, 
penny-postcards, notices, etc., etc., ad infinitum 
from the Society’s executive offices this is the 
explanation. We are sorry that we have kept 
you waiting, we are delighted that you have 
had to push us to get work out (besides all 
this, remember, the McGill Alma Mater Fund 
lists and all their mailing as well as the 
Montreal Branch’s newsletter all had to be 
done at the same time). 


The pictures throughout this magazine tell 
far more graphically than any amount of 
writing that graduates are enjoying the branch 
meetings, are turning out in large numbers to 
attend them, are widening their circle of 
McGill friends, creating a renewed interest in 
McGill University throughout their local com- 


munities, and keeping alive the traditional 
McGill spirit. 


Starting with the St. Maurice Valley Branch 
meeting on September 23rd, the gatherings 
have run all through October, November and 
into December. 


On October 5th Professor G. H. T. Kimble, 
Professor of Geography and Chairman of the 
Department at McGill, was the guest of honor 


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at the Ottawa Valley Graduates’ Society meet- 


ing, which was very largely attended. 


On Friday, October 7th, Mr. Ferrabee, Presi- 
dent of the Society, was the guest of honour at 
the Windsor Branch meeting where some 
eighty graduates and their wives were present. 
A very lively discussion of Graduates’ Society 
affairs took place in the usual happy Windsor 
manner. A delegation of five from Detroit also 
enlivened proceedings — as usual. 


On Saturday noon at the Hotel London, the 
London Branch held their usual pre-football 
game buffet luncheon. Don Diplock, the very 
active secretary of the London Branch, must 
have been delighted with the results of his 
efforts. Well over a hundred attended the buffet 
lunch, with a large delegation coming from 
Windsor and Sarnia. Next year we intend to 
have refreshment§ after the game and invite 
the McGill team to be our guests. 


On Friday evening, October 21st, Professor 
John Bland, Director of the School of Archi- 
tecture, was the guest of honour for a meeting 
of the Quebec Branch of the Society. Prior to 
the meeting Mr. R. C. Webster, President of 
the Branch, and Mrs. Webster entertained at 
their home ni honor of Mr. Bland. 


Porcupine District Branch held their annual 
meeting on October 27th. Only the most 
sketchy information on this meeting has seeped 
through to headquarters. In any event, Jim 
Thomson has advised us that L. O. (Larry) 
Cooper, B.Sc. ’30, M.Sc. ’31, is the ew Branch 
President and his Secretary is Douglas G. W. 
Rowe, B.Eng. ’42. We have been promised a 
fuller report later on, but this magazine must 
go to press, so the Editor tells us. 


On Saturday, October 29th, Drummond Giles, 
John Summerskill, ably assisted in Kingston 
by Dr. Bob Bennett, held the largest Upper 
St. Lawrence Branch reception and buffet 
supper following the Queens-McGill game 
(enough said!) that has ever taken place. Over 


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R. V. C. 128: Back row, left to right: Mrs. R. G. Weldon (K. Eaves), Miss Hilda Mount, Mrs. Angus Greig (Cicely 
smith), Miss K. Morrison, Miss E. McNaughton, Mrs. Robert Ogilvy (K. Runnells), Mrs. George Moon (Orma 
Astle), Mrs. J. M. Bambiger (Lottie Herschorn), Front row, left to right: Mrs. I. A. Schlesinger (Jeannette Marcovitz), 
Miss Frances Hutcheson, Miss Marion Keith, Mrs. I. M. Pascal (Florence Klineberg), Mrs. B. BE. Coughlin (Violet 


Hulin), Miss Muriel Prew, Mrs. Daniel Crammond (Alice 


Thomson); Mrs. E. C. Common (Nance McMartin), 


retring secretary; Mrs. G. Ewing Tait (Ruth Gardiner), president; Mrs. S. B. Earle (Eleanor Wardleworth), 


secretary. 


B.V.C.’28 Reunion 


This year R.V.C. ’28 “came of age”, and our 
twenty-first anniversary reunion took the form 
of a buffet supper held at the University 
Women’s Club on Friday, October 14th. The 
red and white color scheme was carried out 
in the table centre, candles and even the food, 
where possible. A birthday cake with white 
icing was decorated with R.V.C. ’28 in red, and 
twenty-one red candles. Nineteen of our class 
were present at the reunion, letters were read 
from a number of the members who were un- 
able to attend, and a long distant telephone 
call during the supper made a twentieth mem- 
ber of the Class present in spirit if not in 
person. 

Those who were present at the reunion 
were:—Nance McMartin Common, Violet 
Hulin Coughlin, Alice Thomson Crammond, 
Orma Astle Moon, Frances Hutchison, Muriel 
Prew, Kathleen Morrison, Cicely Smith Greig, 
Marion Keith, Hilda Mount, Ruth Gardiner 
Tait, Kathleen Runnells Ogilvy, Florence 
Klineberg Pascal, Ethel McNaughton, Kathleen 
Eaves Weldon, Jeannette Marcovitz Schle- 
singer, Lottie Herschorn Bambiger, Virginia 


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Campbell McCabe, and Eleanor Wardleworth 
Earle. 

Beatrice -Tweedie Lucey telephoned from 
Montpelier, Vt., during supper, to convey to us 
her best wishes for the reunion, and regrets 
at not being able to be present. 

Letters were read from Margaret Greig, 
Dorothy Stoker, Jean Reid Higgins, Alice 
Ruark Boug, Helen Gilman Burton, Ruth 
Heartz McKenzie, Mary Binmore Jacobsen, 
Catherine Warren Puddicombe, Isabel Gutelius 
Gordon, Marjorie Bailey, Cassell Lytle John, 
Beatrice Carter Davies, Beatrice Tweedie 
Lucey. 

A few of our class were at the buffet lunch 
on Saturday, October 15th, and attended the 
exciting McGill-Varsity game afterwards. 

On the Sunday afternoon our Permanent 
Class President, Ruth Gardiner Tait, enter- 
tained at a delightful tea at their new home at 
St. Anne de Bellevue. The day was all that 
could have been hoped for, mild and sunny, 
making the drive out very pleasant. Husbands 
of the class members were also invited and a 
number were present. The red and white color 
scheme was carried out with flowers and 
candles, very charmingly. 


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Left to right: Dr. Muriel Roscoe, Warden of ns resident of the McGill Women 
RV.C.; The Chancellor, Associate Chief Jus- # Mr. Wm. Birks chat before 
tice O. 8. Tyndale; Dr. Wilburt E. Davison, ; 

Dean of Medicine, Derby University and guest 

of honour, 


Founder’s Day Festival 


Left to right: Mrs. Howard Ro Mrs. E. P. Taylor, Mrs. Colin Webster, Mr. E. P. Taylor. 
Behind Mr. Taylor, Principal James. 


1 the 60th Anniversary of the Royal Victoria College. On this occasion, the Warden, 
Dr. Muriel V. Roscoe, and her staff, held two receptions, one in the afternoon for the Governors of the University, 


The opening of a new wing mark 


and one in the evening for membe 2 Society. The top picture is a scene at the afternoon function taken 


in one of the beautiful new lounges. At the evening reception, pictured below in one of the attractive bedrooms, are 
David M. de C. Legate, 2n ce-President of the Alumnae Society, Mrs: C. Eric Neale, Dr. Roscoe and 


Vivian Munro, House P 


Grants and Bequests 


EARLY $90,000 in gifts, grants and be- 
N quests to McGill University have been 
acknowledged by Dr. F. Cyril James, principal 
and vice-chancellor, on behalf of the board of 
governors. 


The following gifts were received for fellow- 
ships, scholarships and prizes: 


Aubrey H. Elder, K.C., Annual donation to 
maintain the John Munro Elder Prize in Ana- 
tomy, $25; Mrs. William S. Lea—Annual dona- 
tion to maintain the William S. Lea Memorial 
Scholarship, $300; Anonymous Donation to Dr. 
J. B. Collip Fellowship Fund, $2,500; Miss 
Marjorie Caverhill—Donation for G. Ruther- 
ford Caverhill Fellowship in Medicine, $7,000; 


Kennecott Copper Corporation—Donation to 
maintain a scholarship in Mining Engineering, 
$750; Rotary Club of Montreal—Donation for 
bursaries in the Geography Summer School, 
$100 ; Samuél Bronfman—Donation for fellow- 
ships in the School of Commerce, $2,400; Mill- 
bank Memorial Fund—Semi-annual payment 
for fellowship in Department of Obstetrics and 
Gynaecology, $1,200; Dazian Foundation for 
Medical Research—July, August and Septem- 
ber Instalments of fellowship in the Neurolo- 
gical Institute, $375; Mrs. J. P. Anglin—An- 
nual donation to maintain the James Penrose 
Anglin Bursary in Engineering, $200; Byers 
Construction Co. Ltd—Annual donation to 
maintain the A. F, Byers Bursary in Engineer- 
ing $300; Canadian Industries Ltd—Donation 


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“Dr. G. Lyman Duff —” 


(Continued from page 16) 


Pathology for the Royal College of Physicians 
and Surgeons of Canada and a member of the 
Executive, Advisory Committee in the Divi- 
sion of Medical Research, National Research 
Council, Ottawa. Further appointments as con- 
sulting pathologist at the Montreal General 
Hospital, Children’s Memorial Hospital and 
Reddy Memorial Hospital served to use the 
other two hours of the day he didn’t know 
what to do with. 


He is a member of the Pathological Society 
of Great Britain and Ireland, a Fellow of the 
Royal Society of Canada, a Member of the 
American Association of Pathologists and 
Bacteriologists, Ontario Association of Patho- 
logists, Vice-President of the International 
Association of Pathologists and a _ present 
Director of the American Society for the Study 
of Arteriosclerosis. He is Associate Member 
of the National Cancer Institute of Canada, 
Lecturer in Medicine for 1947 at the Royal 
College of Physicians of Canada, Member of 
the Editorial Board of the Bulletin of the 
International Association of Medical Museums 
and now, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, 
McGill University. 


Dr. Duff’s red hair crowns a quiet face punc- 
tuated with keen, intelligent eyes. He talks 
with calm self-assurance and smiles readily. 
Embryo medical students at McGill have given 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1949 


him some of the highest form of praise when 
they speak of ‘the Duff” as a friend, “a good 
guy”, a “real teacher” and one who “really is 
fully acquainted with Allium” (i.e., for those 
who have forgotten their Botany lla, “one 
who knows his onions’’). 


“The future never looked brighter for the 
Medical School”, the doctor said when ques- 
tioned about the Faculty. “McGill’s traditional 
strength in clinical teaching has been supple- 
mented in late years by an increasingly strong 
curriculum in the basic sciences”. The prospect 
for aspiring medical students is, however, 
rather gloomy. For instance, there were more 
than 2500 applicants for the 116 places in the 
first year in September. Many of those who 
apply have a baccalaureate degree. Only those 
with outstanding qualifications can be accepted. 
“The late Dean Smith did an excellent job 
while he was with us, and I can only hope to 
carry on”, Dr. Duff went on to say that he 
planned no “sweeping reforms” for the School. 
He is, however, a strong believer in treating 
“the entire patient”, and deplores the increas- 
ing tendency of modern medicine to become so 
specialized that the patient as an individual is 
often forgotten. 


In addition to his duties as Dean and head 
of the Pathology Department, Dr. Duff is at 
present carrying on experimental studies in 
arteriosclerosis and diseases of the pancreas 
which latter includes extensive work on ex- 
perimental diabetes. 


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(Continued from previous page) 


to maintain two fellowships in Chemistry, 
$2,500; National Paraplegia Foundation (U.S.- 
A.) Fellowship for Dr. Samuel Brendler for 
research in the Neurological Institute, $3,000 ; 
Lady Davis Foundation—Fellowship for Dr. J. 
Olszewski, $2,400. 


Gifts for scientific research and projects in- 
clude the following: 


Rockefeller Foundation—First semi-annual 
instalment of the following grants: for re- 
search in Endocrinology under direction of Dr. 
J. S. L. Browne, $2,000. For research in brain 
chemistry under direction of Dr. Donald Mc- 
Eachern, $5,000; The Canadian Life Insurance 
Officers Association—First semi-annual instal- 
ment of grant for research under the direction 
of Dr. G. Lyman Duff, $2,250; Delmar Chemic- 
als Limited—Donation for research on field 
crop diseases under direction of Dr. R. A. Lud- 
wig, $300; Gelatin Products Limited—lInstal- 
ment of grant for research under direction. of 
Dr. O, F. Denstedt, $300; Anonymous Instal- 
ment of donation to the A.C.M. Fund of the 
University Medical Clinic, $500 ; Manitoba Pool 
Elevators — Contribution from the Canadian 
Cooperative Wheat Producers Ltd. for re- 
search under the direction of Professor Cramp- 
ton in the Department of Nutrition, $600; Mol- 
son’s Brewery Ltd—Donation for research in 
barley breeding under direction of Professor 
A. E. Lods, $500; Life Insurance Medical Re- 
search Fund—Grant to Dr. S. D. Kobernick for 
research in the Dept. of Pathology, $500; Na- 
tional Advisory Cancer Council of the United 
States—Further grant for research under the 
direction of Dr. C. P. Leblond, $5,500, 


Gifts for general and special purposes: 
Estate of Dr. Anna M. McFee—further distri- 
bution of revenue, $329.62. 


Subscriptions to School of Social Work: 
The Canadian Life Insurance Officers Associa- 
tion, first instalment of grant of $1,500, $375; 
Mrs. Walter M. Stewart, $100; R. W. Steele, 
$50; A. L. Phillips, $10; Zellers Limited, $50; 
Mrs. Wilson Reford, $25; Mrs. Basil Nares, 
$25; The Montreal Trust Company, $25; A. F. 
Baillie, $10. 


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Miss Isabella C. McLennan—Donation to 
the Neurological Institute, $2,000; Family of 
the late Judge A. C. Cross—gift to the Redpath 
Library of a collection of 960 volumes; estate 
late Col. G. R. Hooper—Surplus revenue to 
May 31, 1949, $237.10. 


Donations to the Edward Archibald Surgical 
Research Fund: J. W. McConnell, $5,000; 
Mrs. J. W. McConnell, $1,000; Frank B. Com- 
mon, $2,000; Estate of Mrs. Pauline Maher- 
Smith—Further distribution of assets #£26- 
15-9; Bristol-Meyers Company—Payment on 
account of grant of $250,000 for research in the 
field of hypertension under the direction of 
Dr. K, A. Evelyn, $11,250; Dr. Hector Cypihot 
—Donation to Dr. W. V. Cone Research Fund, 
$500; Mrs. R. E. Moyse—Gift to the Redpath 
Library of a collection of twenty-three vol- 
umes from the library of the late Dean Moyse; 
Anonymous Donation to the Penfield Research 
Fund, $1,500; J. B. Fisher—Donation to the 
Friends of the Library Fund of the Redpath 
Library, $100; J. W. McConnell—Annual dona- 
tion for special research in the Neurological 
Institute, $10,000; Mrs. H. A. Springle—Fur- 
ther donation to the Hobart Anderson Springle 
Memorial Fund of the Neurological Institute, 
$500 ; Dr. G. D. Robins—Donation to the Clin- 
ical Relief and Transfusion Fund of the Neuro- 
logical Institute, $50; Rockefeller Foundation 
—Second semi-annual instalment of grant for 
support of Dept. of Psychiatry, $15,000. 


Gifts to the McGill University Museums: 
Sir Gilbert Wainwright—Sketch map for the 
defence of Montreal during the 1812 campaign; 
Miss Doris Lomer, One piece Fiji tapa cloth; 
Estate of Miss Elizabeth Aishton—Jewelry 
and accessories from.the Far East; Mrs. W. L. 
G. Winter, 2 suits of Japanese armor, 2 vol- 
umes: Budge’s Book of the Dead (Given in 
memory of Mr. W. F. Carsley) ; J. B. Wallace, 
1 18th century yataghan, from the Near East; 
E. Machell Cox, Singhalese box, nut pounder, 
strike-a-light and earrings, Buddhist Lamp, 
African and Egyptian art objects; Anonymous 
Donation, Mineral specimens, Collection of old 
coins; Estate of Miss S. Blanche Wilson— 
Wedding Dress (1886) belonging to Miss Wil- 
son’s mother; Mrs. O. E. Stanton, 2 dresses, 
Victorian period, 1 hoop for Victoria dress. 


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Items of Interest at McGill 


by T. H. Matthews, 
Registrar. 
Honours 

A. M. Klein has received the Governor- 
General’s Prize for poetry. 

Dr. H. F. Moseley has been appointed 
Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of 
Surgery of England for 1950 and will lecture 
in London in May 1950. 


Promotions and Appointments 

The Hon. Mr. Justice Gerald H. Fauteux 
has been appointed to succeed Professor C. S. 
LeMesurier as Dean of the Faculty of Law. 

Dr. G. Lyman Duff has been made Dean of 
the Faculty of Medicine. 

Until this session the University Librarian has 
usually been also the Director of the Library 
School. The two positions have now been sepa- 
rated and Miss Vernon Ross, B.A. ’24, M.A. ’26, 
has been promoted to be Director of the School. 
Four of our nine schools now have women as 
directors. 

Professor F. M. Watkins is the new Warden 
of Douglas Hall. 

Major T. H. Carlisle, B.A. ’31, has succeeded 
Major J. V. Cook as Resident Staff Officer of 
the C.O.T.C, 

Professor W. H. Hatcher, now in good 
health after a serious operation, has been 
placed in charge of Dawson College as its 
Vice-Principal. The date of closing Dawson is 
not yet settled but it is expected to be either 
1950 or 1951. 

Dr. R. D. Gibbs of the Department of Botany 
has been elected as the President of the Fa- 
culty Club for 1949-50 and Dr. G. D. Kilpatrick 
of the United Theological College as the Vice- 
President. 


New Staff 

The University has added a number of in- 
teresting personalities to its academic staff. 

Professor R. G, K. Morrison, a Canadian and 
a graduate of the University of Toronto, re- 
turns to Canada, to become the Chairman of 
the Department of Mining Engineering, from 
Mysore, India, where he was the super- 
intendent of one of the deepest (10,000 ft.) gold 
mines in the world. He was also a member of 
the Representative Assembly and the Legisla- 
tive Council. 


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Professor G. B. Caird, who. will succeed 
Professor Ferguson as Professor of New 
Testament Language and Literature next 
June, is from the Old Country and will come 
to McGill via St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton, 
where he is presently a professor. 

Dr. Hans Zassenhaus, who was formerly 
Chairman of the Department of Applied 
Mathematics at Hambourg, is the new Peter 
Redpath Professor of Pure Mathematics. Last 
session he was a visiting professor at Glasgow 
University. 


Visitors 

Among the many recent visitors to the Uni- 
versity are Sir William Ogg, the Director of 
the Agricultural Research Station at Rotham- 
stead, G, F. Clay, the Agricultural Advisor to 
the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Dr. 
M. M. Karpovitch, the Professor of Russian 
History at Harvard, I. F. McKenzie, the Regis- 
trar of the University of New Zealand, Dr. J. D. 
Mackie, Professor of Scottish History at Glas- 
gow University, Mr. C. H. Paterson, the 
Assistant Registrar of Oxford University, Pro- 
fessor D. Hughes Parry, Director of the Insti- 
tute of Advanced Legal Studies, London Uni- 
versity, and Mr. W. H. Maze, Deputy Regis- 
trar of the University of Sydney, Australia. 


Campus Doings 

The Gas Turbine laboratory at Ste. Anne de 
Bellevue designed and run by Professor 
Mordell is functioning regularly. 

The Rooms Registry, staffed by volunteer 
women workers from the Alumnae Society 
and the McGill Women Associates, again 
helped in a major way to find suitable accom- 
modation for out-of-town students at the 
beginning of the session. 

Dr. James was the Chairman and Mr. Mat- 
thews the Secretary of the special committee 
appointed by the National Conference of Cana- 
dian Universities to present the brief of the 
Conference to the Royal Commission on the 
Arts, Letters, and Science in Canada. The brief 
advocated greater financial support for educa- 
tion from the Dominion Government, and has 
been widely and favourably discussed. 

The freshmen this year were subjected to a 
modified degree of hazing. Peace has now been 
declared and no one seems to have suffered 
even mentally in the warm-hearted war. 

Morgan’s Woods, which are used by Mac- 
donald College to demonstrate the effective use 


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THE McGILL NEWS 


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FOR SERVICES RENDERED: At the Western-McGill pre-game luncheon last month in the Sir Arthur Currie Memorial 
Gymnasium-Armory, two honorary life memberships in the Graduates’ Society were presented by F. G. Ferrabee, 
president, to G. Blair Gordon, ’22, pictured at left, and to H. E. Herschorn, ’14, in photo at right. 


Will Ye No Come Back Again ? 


The following classes are due to hold their reunions next fall under the 


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Commerce ’25 and Medicine ’25 have their plans already well under way. 
We have lost track of many of the class secretaries for the years prior to 
1925, If you would like to have a class reunion, please write in and advise us who 


your class secretary is. 


The home football games for next year will be as follows: 
October 7th — Western at McGill. 
October 21st — Queens at McGill. 
November 4th — Toronto at McGill. 


(ither Class Reunions this Fall 


Medicine 04, celebrating its 45th anniversary 
reunion this year, under the chairmanship of 
its secretary, Dr: J. A. Nutter, reserved a 
table for the class at the Founder’s Day-Osler 
Centenary Dinner on October 6th. In addition 
to members of the class from Montreal, several 
from out-of-town attended including Dr. Lin- 
coln from Alberta, Dr. E. Moore Fisher from 
Washington, D.C., and Dr. Simpson M. Mark- 
son from Milwaukee. Telegrams received were 
read out during the course of the dinner. 


Three classes got together at a reunion din- 
ner and three more met at the buffet lunches 
prior to either the Varsity-McGill or the 
Queens-McGill football games. Those holding 


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dinners were Dick Yeoman’s class of Science 
°30, who met at the Queen’s Hotel on October 
15th, Commerce ’33 with Carvel Hammond as 
Chairman met at the Mount Royal Hotel, and 
Medicine ’29 with Dr. J. S. L. Browne as Chair- 
man had reserved tables at the Founder’s Day- 
Osler Centenary Dinner on October 6th. Bill 
Moran organized his class to meet prior to the 
Varsity game at the buffet lunch in the gym 
and had reserved a block of seats for his class 
for the game. Bill Boggs and Cameron Duff 
did the same thing for their class of Engineer- 
ing ’40 and had a very good turn-out. John 
Rice and Tom Pavlasek organized the youngest 
class reunion for this year when they got 
Engineering "44 out for the buffet lunch and 
afterwards attended the Queens-McGill game 
on October 22nd. 


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Medicine ’99—50th Anniversary 


A reunion dinner was held on October 5th, 
1949 at the University Club, Montreal. 


Although several living at a distance had 
planned to come only 9 were present. Of these 
Dr. J. S. Burris came from Kamloops, B.C.; 
Dr. Evan Greene from Edmonton, Alberta; 
Dr. D. C. Jones from Brooklyn, N.Y.; Dr. 
Robert Law and Dr. C. T. Bowles from Ottawa, 
and from Montreal, Drs. A. H. Gordon, F. T. 
Tooke, W. A. Wilkins, and F. M. A. Mac- 
naughton. 

Letters of regret were read from Dr. Aylmer 
Olas Victoriay Bessebre C: °F, 
Trinity East, Newfoundland; Dr. A. E. Logie, 
St. John, N.B.; Dr. Tom Turnbull of Winnipeg, 
Man., and Dr. George Thompson of Pittsfield, 
Mass. A letter from Dr. A. H. Levy of 149 
Harley Street, London, England, and telegram 
from Dr. J. G. McKay of New Westminster, 
B.C. came. 


Fitzgerald of 


A sad letter from Mrs. Archie Nash told of 
Dr. Nash’s death July 18th and enclosed a 
cheque of $100.00 in Archie’s memory. 

A very happy evening was spent with revival 
of many incidents of old college days. The re- 
union was continued next evening at the Osler 


Dinner in the Windsor Hotel. 


Dr. Robb Law wrote the following epic for 


the occasion. 
To McGILL °99 


Fifty years, fifty years, filty years onward, 

Though long since scaled the Crest still on 
now, downward. 

Riffle the pages back to that when 

Old oaths then taken by new capped 
young men. 

Sent fresh for service lettered for love 

Some, oh so soon struck out, others 
to. score 

Some with a major hit, 

Each though his helpful bit. 

Here on that place of yore 

Changed so from the before, 

To the old memories libations pour 

Renewing vintages, youthing our veins. 

Find from this fleeting hour, tiredness 
and pains 

And as our Dinner its last course has run 

“My’’, we old friends exclaim “have we 
Had Fun”! 

Less call to labour, more hours of ease 

Friend with one’s neighbour, how life 
can please. 

And may the Gloaming be gentle and fine 

For us old mates of the Class ’99. 

And as our Suns go down ’yond the 
“West Wood” 

What we have done may He have found 
good. 


Medicine '35 


The class held its first reunion since gradua- 
tion in Montreal on October 6, 7 and 8 of this 
year. The attendance was not as large as had 
been expected but we were pleased to see that 
several members travelled across the continent 
to join the reunion. In all there were twenty 
members present at the opening cocktail party, 
most of whom had brought their wives. Lou 
Ruschin and Al Morrison had come from Cali- 
fornia, Dave Boyd from New England and Bud 
Desmond and John Hogg represented the 
Maritimes, and Ontario sent us three of her 
most noteworthy citizens in the persons of 
Ross Turnbull, Court Evens and Hugh Brooke. 


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We were sorry not to see any of the B.C. 
group but can appreciate the difficulties in- 
volved in time and transportation. 


The group at the cocktail party later (much 
later!) attended the McGill Graduate Society 
sponsored Osler Centennial Dinner where the 
spirit of reunion still prevailed and all had an 
excellent time. 


The programme of the Montreal Medico Chi 
was utilized to provide daytime recreation and 
the class met again for a final get-together at 
a stag dinner the following night, ably chaired 
by Al Morrison, who filled in for Bill Tait, un- 
fortunately unable to attend due to illness. 
Dr. David Thompson as guest speaker enter- 
tained us in his own inimitable manner. 


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SCIENCE ‘08 REUNION: Standing: Eddie Montgomery, Gib Robertson, Charlie Ayre, Walter Briegel, Gordon Pitts, 
John Forbes, Walter Spencer, Gordon Sproule. Seated: Jim Kemp, Dick Mohan, Amos Kenyon, Dave Manny, Marius 


Letourneau. 


N Saturday, October 22nd, the Class of 

Science ’08 held its forty-first anniversary 
dinner at the University Club, Montreal. The 
accompanying photograph records the attend- 
ance. The enthusiasm engendered by McGill’s 
success in the game with Queen’s during the 
afternoon, carried over into the evening. 

A warm welcome was extended to Dick 
Mohan, who with Mrs. Mohan, came down 
from Toronto to see the game and join in the 
festivities. For the first time in many years 


Science 08 — 41st Anniversary 


the Mayor of Westmount (i.e. Jim Cameron) 
was unable to attend. Many letters were re- 
ceived from members of the Class resident in 
Canada and the United States, which were read 
to the gathering and were heard with much 
interest. These included one from Mrs. Light- 
hall advising us of the passing of her husband, 
Abe Lighthall, one of our old classmates. We 
also record, with deep regret, the loss of an- 
other of our members, Francis M. Davis, a 
few days before the re-union. We have finally 


discovered the whereabouts of a long-lost 
member, Paul Melhuish, 
17 Grove Park Road, Western 
England. 

The evening’s entertainment was provided 
by Gordon Sproule, and took the form of an 
excellent showing of his own colored photog- 
raphy, including many fine pictures of the 
University and of the fortieth anniversary re- 
union of 1948, which form a valuable addition 
to the archives of the Class. 


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Among other things Christmas is a time of words. 


There are words that wish us well, that praise, 


that pay compliments and offer thanks for our many blessings. 


And there are the words of the young—innocent words, 
full of the wonder of the day; and still other words, 


spoken over the vast spaces of a continent to waiting loved ones. 


And there are words that are oft left unspoken, 
words revealed only by a firm handclasp 
or a trembling tear; and words, too, that remind us 


of seasons gone by and of those to come. 


And always—as long as time itself—there will be 
the familiar words—rich and splendid beyond compare, 
words alive forever with warmth and sincerity, 
and for which there is no substitute, 
words that are the finest of all words at this time... 


those words which say Merry Christmas! 


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COMMERCE ‘24 REUNION: Seated, left to right: Selim Aggiman, Professor Woods, David Morrice, Mrs. Hutchison 
(Lillian Bingham), Jim Packham, Cece Robinson, Ralph Shackell. Standing, left to right: Andy Starke, Frank Wind- 
sor, Harry Marpole, Edward Friedman, Reg. Jacobs, Anson McKim, Fred Willams, Arlie McIntosh, Henry Azeff, 


Harry Galley. 


Commerce 24 — 
coth Anniversary 


The members of Commerce ’24 celebrated 
the silver anniversary of their graduation over 
the weekend of the McGill-Varsity game, Octo- 
ber 14th and 15th. 


Eighteen members of the original class of 
thirty-four were present at a dinner held in 
the Vice-Regal suite of the Ritz Carlton Hotel 
on Friday evening. The class was honoured by 
the presence of Professor H. D. Woods, Direc- 
tor of the School of Commerce, and Dr. Paul 
Villard (as witty as éver), who delivered the 
first lecture the Class attended twenty-five 
years ago. Professor Herbert Tate was unable 
to attend because of illness. 


On Saturday the Class attended the pre- 
football game luncheon at the gymnasium, and 
proceeded to the game in a body. 


During the dinner, messages were read from 
several members of the Class who were unable 
to be present. These came from far and wide, 
and those who could not be present were 
greatly and nostalgically missed. 


Plans were made for future gatherings at 
shorter intervals. 


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SPECIAL HONOUR: David Morrice, permanent president 
of Commerce ’24, presenting a corsage to Mrs. George 
Hutchison (Lillian Bingham). Miss Isabelle Higginson, 
the only other woman member of the Class, was unable 
to be present because of illness. 


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DENT. ‘23 AND ’24 REUNION: Standing, left to right: A. W. Mitchell, H. B. Purcell, J. W. Abraham, Armand Fortier, 
Walter E. Charland, W. J. S. McNally, H. T. Brown, A. W. Hyndman, J. H. Laishley, E. T. Cleveland, M. J. Moore, 
D. Macrae, M. L. Donigan, J. W. Singer, J. C. Flanagan, E. T. Bourke, S. Richstone, I. Druckman, S. Hershorn. 
Seated, left to right: A. D. Richardson, L. E. Kent, M. H. Toker, Dean Mowry, Verne Lane, C. Morris, J. K. Carver, 


M. L. Simon, Walter S. Phelps, G. H. McLenaghan, C. W. Tanner, W. 


M. Hooper, 


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Dentistry 23, 24 — 
oth Anniversary 


These two classes held reunions from Octo- 
ber 19th to 22nd to coincide with the annual 
Fall Dental Clinic of the Montreal Dental Club. 

The first event was a reception at the Donner 
Building on Wednesday morning by Dean 
Mowry, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry. An 
inspection of the building followed. The main 
event of interest was the reunion dinner on 
Wednesday evening at the Mount Royal Hotel 
at which thirty out of fifty-six living graduates 


were present, as well as five former classmates 
of earlier years. Dr. Campbell Morris and Dr. 
Verne Lane acted as joint chairmen at the 
dinner. Dean Mowry responded to the toast to 
McGill and was presented with a cheque for 
$100.00 for the purchase of dental research 
equipment. 


Other events of the reunion programme in- 
cluded luncheon on Wednesday at the Mount 
Royal Hotel; a ladies tea at the Faculty Club; 
a dinner dance at the Ritz Carlton on Thursday 
evening, and finally attendance at the McGill- 
Queen’s football game on Saturday. 


Toplitsky, A. Benjamin, 


Among out of town guests present wer 
Drs. Verne Lane of Regina, president of Den 
tistry ’23, C. W. Tanner of Plattsburg, New 
York, G. H. McLenaghan of Flint, Michigan, 
S. Richstone of New York, M. J. Moore of 
Hamilton, Ontario, and W. J. McNally. 


The committee responsible for arranging 
this Quarter Century reunion was composed 
of Campbell Morris, M. L. Donigan, S. 
Hershon,, A. D. Richardson, W. C. Bushell, 
W. Swetnam, and M. H. Toker for Dentistry 
24, and Walter Phelps, J. H. Laishley, J. K. 
Carver and M. L. Simon for Dentistry ’23. 


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powdered substances were added to water this water would not 

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NOT Middle-aged! 


Saturday — October 15th. A perfect day, a 
record crowd and the long anticipated victory 
of the Redmen over the Varsity champions! 
It was with no little satisfaction and content- 
ment that a group of business men, who 
strenuously object to being called middle-aged, 
gathered that evening in their traditional man- 
ner at the Queen’s Hotel. The occasion.— the 
twenty-fourth anniversary reunion dinner of 
Commerce 725. 


While violent exception would be taken by 
all concerned to the designation middle-aged, 
it must be recorded, however regretfully, that 
at least for one member of the Class distance 
does not lend enchantment to the view. Though 
now far removed from Montreal, and com- 
menting on the photo taken at the last Class 
dinner, he writes: “It was both interesting and 
amusing to look over a group of middle-aged 
business men and try to identify them with 
classmates of twenty-four years ago.” 


However, be that as it may, no one can 
gainsay that, despite the inevitable passing of 
the years, the Class of Commerce ’25 still 
remains young in spirit. Any doubts that could 
possibly arise in this connection are annually 
dispelled at each succeeding reunion dinner. 


This year the Class greeted with much 
enthusiasm the return to the fold of their 
popular and ever-genial Class president, Terry 
Mitchell. Since his departure to Three Rivers 
his presence had not graced a reunion dinner 
for quite some time and he was thus made 
doubly welcome. 


With Terry presiding, the celebrations got 
underway, considerably assisted as they were 
at irregular intervals by the following: Bruce 
Davis, of Ottawa, John MacLeod, of Sher- 
brooke, and Walton Blunt, George Grimson, 
“Pete” Kenrick, Howard Knee, Lovell Mickles, 
Keith Owens, Walter Potter, John Thomas, 
Phil Wait, and Lindsay Webster, Montrealers 
all. 


The treasurer of the Class Fund, George 
Grimson, reported finances in a flourishing 
condition. During the past year his records 
showed 26 subscribers with cash receipts of 
$133.82, Disbursements of $78.37 and a balance 
of $117.22 on hand. The annual contribution 
to maintain the R. R. Thompson Memorial 
Prize was as usual gratefully acknowledged by 
the University. 


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An unexpected pleasure during the evening 
was not one but two visits from the one-time, 
all time sweetheart of Commerce ’25. None 
other than Eileen Greene, the only girl of the 
Class, who, as might be expected, has long 
since changed her name, now Mrs. Emory. 


Bruce Davis, on behalf of his classmates, 
and in his own inimitable style, presented 
Eileen with a bouquet of red and white carna- 
tions. Though taken by surprise, Eileen, as 
always, rose to the occasion. 


Montrealers, unavoidably, absent from the 
dinner, who through the secretary, expressed 
their sincere regrets, included: Fred Fairman, 
Harry Hayes, Walter Johnston, Frank Milling- 
ton, Don Patton, “Pash” Pashley, Jack Quin- 
lan and Fred Webb. 


The response from out-of-town members 
who are specially requested to send greetings 
to the Class if they cannot deliver them in 
person becomes more gratifying as the years 
roll round. The reading of these greetings by 
the Secretary from classmates scattered far 
and wide has become a feature of the evening’s 
programme. 


This year proved no exception. From “Chip” 
Schofield, Saint John, N.B.; Guy Caldwell, 
Quebec City; Grant Glassco, Toronto; “Cuss” 
Falls, Amherstburg; Brock Jamieson, Regina; 
Jack Christie, Victoria; John Humphrey, Lake 
Success, New York; “Cece” Somerville, Chi- 
cago; and George Woollcombe, Ottawa, came 
warm expressions of goodwill and best wishes. 
Better still, almost without exception they 
pledged their active assistance in celebrating 
the twenty-fifth anniversary next Fall. 


A whole year away and already the sponsors 
of the Quarter Century Club are raring to go! 


Montreal members of Commerce ’25 most 
certainly will be on their toes from here in to 
make the twenty-fifth anniversary reunion 
something to be remembered. Such enthu- 
siasm, they are determined, shall have its due 
reward. 


Out-of-towners will be gratified, no doubt, 
to learn that at the dinner a committee was 
formed to proceed with the preliminary organ- 
ization of the 25th for ’25. If this “do” is not 
a bang-up one, Walton Blunt, George Grimson, 
Harry Hayes, Keith Owens, Walter Potter and 
Lindsay Webster had better make themselves 
scarce until the whole thing blows over! 


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Bonnett: In Montreal on September Ist, Miss Joan 
Dewar Staniforth and Mr. John Cookes Bonnett, 
B.Sc. °49, 


Boucher: In Montreal, on September 10th, Miss Faith 
Yvonne Malabre and Arthur Kenton Boucher, B. 
Com. ’47. 


Boyce: In Montreal, on September Ist, Miss Florence 
Ola Boyce, B.A. ’43, and Thayne Charles McGilton. 


Culver: In Montreal, on September 20th, Miss Mary 
Cecile Powell and David Michael Culver, B.Sc. 47. 


Dickie: In Clam Harbour, Nova Scotia, on August 
27th, Miss Elizabeth Florence MacKinnon and Mr. 
Edwin James Dickie, B.Eng. 45. 


Dundass: In Ann Harbor, Michigan, recently, Dr. 
Roberta Phelps Dundass, D.D.S. ’47, and Mr. Harry 
E. Beister. 


Graw-Smyth: In Montreal, on September 10th, Miss 
Barbara Jean Patricia Gray, B.A. ’46, B.L.Sc. ’47, 
and William Siddall Smythe, B.Eng. ’48. 


Hamilton: In Quebec City, on August 20th, Miss 
Marion Marguerite Stonehouse and John William 
Hamilton, B.Sc. Agr. ’48. 


Gigot-Hughson: On July 31st, Miss Nancy Gigot, 
B.A. ’43, B.C.L. 48, and Geoffrey D. Hughson, B. 
Eng. 49. 


Manson: In Stratford, Ont., on September 17th, Miss 
Mary Georgia Manson, M.Sc. ’47, and Roy Campbell 
Ness. 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1949 


Mellanby-Patterson: In Montreal, recently, Miss Eli- 
nor Clare Mellanby, B.Sc. ’48, and Wilbur Rothwell 
Patterson, B.A. 47. 


Murray: In Montreal, on October 15th, Miss Barbara 
Craig Hagyard and Charles Sutherland Murray, 
B. Comm. ’48. 


Payne: In Vancouver, recently, Miss Eleanor Elaf- 
thery and Robert Law Payne, B.Eng. °46. 


Percy: In Montreal, on August 16th, Miss Marion Jane 
Myrne Moffatt and Edward Charters Percy, B.Sc. ’49. 


Rapier: In Montreal, on September 7th, Miss Jacueline 
Dolores Helena Rockhead and Duncan Ernest Wil- 
fred Rapier, B.Com. ’49. 


Reade: In Lachute, Quebec, on September 24th, Miss 
eee Jeanette Leggett and Jack Lee Reade, B.Sc. 
46. 


Ryan: On August 13th, Miss Ann Warran Ryan, B.A. 
"49, and Ian L. Johnston. 


Peters: In Ottawa, on October 8th, Miss Marion 
Isabel Peters, B.Sc. ’42, and Charles E. Scott. 


Shine: In Great Neck, Long Island, recently, Miss 
Tamar Marianne Shine, B.A. °46, and Hans H. 
Oppenheimer. 


Trigg: In Montreal, on August 20th, Miss Marjorie 
Evelyn Berry and Eric Austin Trigg, B.Com. 744. 


Tomlinson: In Windsor, Ont., on August 12th, Rowena 


Susannah Pyke and Dr. Richard Howden Tomlin- 
son, Ph.D. 748. 


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“Where They ire and What They're Doing” 


(THe McGrtt News welcomes items forinclusion in these columns. Press clippings or other data should be addressed 
The Editor, McGu News, The Graduate Society of McGill University, 3466 University Street, Montreal. Items for the 


Spring issue must be posted not later than February Ist). 


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Lynch, W. W., M.D., C.M., serving hisfiftieth year as 
a physician, has been made a Fellov of the Royal 
College of Surgeons of Canada. 


°13 
Muir, James, B.A., vice-president and gneral manager 


of the Royal Bank of Canada, has ieen appointed 
to the advisory board of the Royal Vitoria Hospital. 


b] 


McGill, F. S., P.S.Comm., and Air Vice-Marshal, 
R.C.A.F., has been honored with an .ppointment to 
the advisory board of the Toronto zeneral Trusts 
Corporation. Air Vice-Marshal McGIl is secretary 
and director of sales of Dominior Oilcloth and 
Linoleum Company. 

Smith, Briton O., B.Sc., presently headof the Nuclear 
Engineering Division. of Gibbs and ‘ox, Inc., New 
York City, has been awarded a Certficate of Com- 
mendation for outstanding service tothe U.S. Navy 
during World War II. 


°16 
Bone, Alan Turner, B.Sc., has been elicted president 
of the J. L. E. Price and Company, ‘imited, Mont- 


real. 
°20 
Trainor, C. O., M.D., C.M., has bee elected first 
vice-president of the Canadian Hopital Council. 
The election took place at the 10t! biennial con- 
ference on May 30th. 


°24. 

Dyke, Miss Meredith H., B.A., Englsh teacher at 
Westmount High School, was electd president of 
the Federation of Protestant Woma Teachers of 
the Is'and of Montreal. 

Ross, Miss Vernon, B.A., M.A., has ieen appointed 
directur of the Library School at M:Gill. 

Wickwire, J. L., B.Sc., has been apponted chief en- 
gineer of the Nova Scotia Departmeit of Highways 
and Public Works. 

"2 

Gray-Donald, E. D., B.Sc., was electd president of 
the Canadian Electrical Association t the Associa- 
tion’s convention in July. 

O’Donnell, Hugh E., B.C.L., has been elicted a director 
of the Toronto General Trusts Ceporation, and 
chairman of the Montreal Advisory Board. 


9 


Craig, Carleton, B.A., B.Eng. ’33, M.Em. ’34, has been 
appointed chief superintendent of the Canadian 
Armament Research and Developnent Establish- 
ment, Valcartier, Que. 

Moore, L. Patrick, M.Sc., Ph.D. ’33, las returned to 
the United States to take up a new pisition with the 
American Cyanamid Company in lew York. Dr. 
Moore has been European TechnicalRepresentative 
of American Cyanamid with offices in Geneva, 
Switzerland. 

ae 

Brownrigg, Garrett, M.D., C.M., wa: among those 
decorated by His Excellency, The Goernor General, 
The Viscount Alexander at Governnent House, St. 
John’s, Newfoundland, on August 30th. He was 
made Commander of the British Emire in recogni- 
tion of his excellent work in surgery while attending 
physician at Government House. 

Phillips, F. R., B.Eng., has been a parter in the con- 


48 


sulting engineering firm of. Pearson and Phillips, 
Vancouver, since January of last year. His firm has 
recently been retained by the City of Vancouver to 
prepare plans and specifications for a new Granville 
Street bridge. 
ts 

Slattery, T. P., B.C.L., M.B.E., has been created a 
King’s Counsel. He is practicing law with the firm 
of Slattery and Belanger of Montreal. ‘ 


°36 
Baxter, Hamilton, D.D.S. ’25, M.Sc. 730, M.D., C.M:, 
has been awarded a grant of $4,400 by the American 
Public Health Service for research work to be car- 
ried out under his direction. Dr. Baxter is in charge 
of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Royal 
Victoria Hospital. 
*39 


Parlee, N. A. D., Ph.D., director of research for 
Dominion Steel and Coal Corp., Sydney, N.S., has 
been elected chairman of the Cape Breton branch 
of the Engineering Institute. 

Pyle, James J., Ph.D., until this week manager of the 
new products development laboratory of the chemical 
department of General Electric, Pittsfield, Massa- 
chusetts, has been appointed division engineer of a 
newly established division. The new section, called 
the Laminating and Insulating Products Division 
will be located in Coshocton, Ohio. 


"40 

Paine, R. J., M.D., C.M., has been awarded the degree 
of Master of Science in Ophthalmology at the Spring 
Commencement exercises of the University of Min- 
nesota. 

Sackston, W. E., M.Sc., was granted the degree of 
Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota 
in June. 

° 


Joron, Guy E., M.D.C.M., is presently attached to the 
Medical Unit of University College Hospital in 
London, England, under a Nuffield Foundation Med- 
ical Travelling Fellowship. 


"42 


Fitzpatrick, Eugene J., M.D.C.M., has opened his offices 
a the practice of general surgery in New Haven, 
onn. 
Griffith, A. L., B.A., has been called as minister of 
Chalmers United Church in Ottawa. Mrs. Griffith, 
B.Sc. "45, Phys. Ed. ’46, will accompany him. 


9 


Colle, Albert J., D.D.S., has announced the opening 
of his new office in the Medico Dental Building in 
Montreal. 


"45 
Challies, Miss Ethel Swan, Arts graduate of ’36 and 
the Library School in ’45, has been appointed librarian 
of The Shawinigan Water and Power Company in 
Montreal. 
"46 


Smith, Donald M., B.Sc., has been awarded the degree 
of Master of Science at the University of Minnesota. 


4:7 


Stratford, Joseph G., B.Sc. ’45, M.D.C.M., has sailed 
for London to continue post-graduate work in 


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THE McGILL NEWS 


As a Christmas shopper I’m tops. I never make a mistake. My giftsto friends 


and relatives are always exactly what they want. My secret? Listen . . 


I send Royal Bank Money Orders, with a personal card of course. Thy get 
the cash and buy just what they want. 

That makes everybody happy. Best of all, I can buy 
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MONTREAL, WINTER, 1949 


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Voice of The Graduates 


McGill games to be the big event 
of the year, we enjoy the meeting 
of old and young graduates (in 
daylight) and we “stick by the 
team win or lose year out and 
year in and do not think that we 
are being given a square deal 
under the present management. 
“Tt is too late to remedy things 
this year, but may I ask that some 
of these “beefs” will bear fruit by 
next season.” 
Sincerely, 
E. E. Robbins, Med. ’06. 
ED. NOTE: In view of the gen- 
eral interest in the points raised 
in Dr. Robbins’ letter, Mr. Obeck 
has been invited to reply to the 
criticisms in the next issue of The 


McGill News. 


Here Queen’s Undergrads 
Score A Touchdown! 


The following letter was ad- 
dressed to Mr. Obeck, from King- 
ston: 

“Here at Queen’s where we 
take our football as seriously as 
three meals a day, we have been 
reading with much interest the 
London and Toronto comments 
onthe past performances of one of 
your linemen, Merv Meirowitz, 
who in the eyes of the writers of 
these cities is a pretty rough boy, 
and so in Saturday’s game we 
decided to watch Mr, Meirowitz 
with more than passing interest. 

“We don’t pretend to under- 
stand the finer points of football 
and we don’t know Mr. Meiro- 
witz personally—but from where 
we sat we thought we were look- 
ing at a boy with a trigger action 
temper who was throughout that 
ball game playing with that tem- 
per well under control. For our 
money that is the sign of a great 


(Continued from page 5) 


athlete and we want you to know 
that some of us at least appre- 
ciated his play. Will you extend 
to him on our behalf a hell of a 
good pat on the back. 

“As for your team in general 
may we say that we witnessed a 
good collection of clean playing 
athletes. It was a rugged game to 
be certain but we felt it was good 
football in every sense of the 
word, 

“May we then extend to you 
our congratulations for the good 
job that you have done at McGill. 
We hope that you will have con- 
tinued success and we will always 
anticipate with much pleasure 


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Oue ens. 


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Justified Exception To 


An Unfortunate Phrase 
Sir,— 

As a graduate who has had a 
very close association with athle- 
tics at the University for a great 
many years, I must take very 
serious objection to the use of the 
term “below the track”, which is 
used in the first line of the an- 
nouncement in. regard to the 
Student Loan Fund and which 
appears on page 14 of the autumn 
issue of The McGill News: 

The inference in regard to those 
who are to be helped is, in fact, 
incorrect, and further, in my 
opinion, it is most unfitting for 
a publication such as The McGill 
News to resort to the use of ex- 
pressions such as this. While I 
speak only for myself I am quite 
sure that a great majority of our 
graduates will feel the same way 
as I do in regard to this matter. 

J. A. deLalanne. 


ED. NOTE: For the above-men- 
tioned editorial carelessness the 
editor unreservedly apologizes. 


Tribute From Graduate 
To Late Dean Fred Smith 


Sir— 

In the last issue of The McGill 
News I was shocked to read of 
the sudden death of Dean Fred 
Smith. Tributes from his distin- 
guished colleagues were publish- 
ed, but I felt that, as one of his 
students, I would like to say how 
much his work and his person- 
ality meant to us. 

Few lecturers in science sub- 
jects are able to draw upon such 
gifts of humour and lucid exposi- 
tion. Seldom was such a large 
percentage of our classes so sorry 
to see a lecture stop as they were 
when the clang of the gong warn- 
ed Dr. Smith that he must break 
his spell. Not often in a four year 
course did we find lectures so 
provocative as to rouse a burst of 
discussion when the class broke 
up; sending people up two long 
flights of stairs to argue a point 
or ask for a reference. 

Dr. Smith had a flair for mak- 
ing students feel at home with him 
so that he could find out all the 
more quickly what it was that 
was puzzling each one. Those of 
us who, like myself, were in the 
Honours Bacteriology Courses, 
never could fathom why he went 
out of his way so much to help us. 

The fact that he thought such 
pains worthwhile has been an in- 
spiration which will live always 
even though its source is no long- 
er with us. 

Yours sincerely, 
Marion Sangen-Baker, 
(B.Sc. ’42, M.Sc. ’45) 


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Personals — 
(Continued from page 48) 


neurology. He has been awarded a Quebec Scholar- 
ship and will study at National Hospital, London, and 
the Postgraduate Medical School, University of 


London. 
"48 


Bursey, Gerald L., B.A., who is working on an M.A. 
at Harvard, has been awarded a Province of Quebec 
post graduate scholarship. He also holds a $600 
Harvard University Scholarship for the coming 
session. 

Durrell, W. B., M.Sc., has left his position as Lecturer 
in Animal Pathology at Macdonald College and is 
now Assistant Professor of Animal Pathology and 
Assistant Station Animal Pathologist at the Uni- 
versity of Vermont and State Agricultural College. 

George, M. B. T., B.Eng., is a recipient of a Province 
of Quebec scholarship for post graduate study in 
aeronautical engineering at Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology. 

Rattray, B. A., B.Sc., is studying toward a Ph.D. at 
Princeton University. Mr. Rattray holds a Princeton 
University Fellowship, McGill Delta Upsilon Memo- 
rial scholarship and a Province of Quebec Scholar- 
ship. 

Tilley, Donald E., B.Sc., has for the second time won 
the Shell Oil Research Fellowship for work in nuclear 


physics at McGill. 
"49 


Holmes, Stanley W., B.Sc., has been awarded a $1,000 
scholarship by the Quebec Department of Mines for 
post graduate studies and research in geology. He is 
at present engaged in geological exploration in 
Labrador. 

Rees, H. Maynard, B.Sc., has joined the DuPont Com- 
pany’s Electrochemicals department at Niagara 
Falls, N.Y. 


MONTREAL, WINTER, 1949 


GANANOQUE. ONTARIO 


Rothfells, Horst, B.Sc. in Phys. Ed., has been appointed 
principal of the Pouce Coupe, B.C. High School. 

O'Neill, T. L. B., M.A. ’48, B.L.Sc., has been appointed 
to the staff of Lower Canada College. 

Wright, John H., B.Eng., is the recipient of the David 
Bounerie Memorial Scholarship award for post 
graduate study at the University of California. 


Births 


Chinn: In Montreal, on September 17th, 1949, to 
Norman W. Chinn, B.Eng. ’45, and Mrs. Chinn, a 
son. 

Courtwright: In Vancouver, B.C., on August 30th, to 
J. M. Courtwright and Mrs. Courtwright (Mary 
Roche, Ph.D. 44), a daughter, Patricia Nora. 

Doheny: In Montreal, on September 15th, 1949, to 
Daniel Doheny, B.A. 739, B.C.L. ’47, and Mrs. 
Doheny, a daughter. 

Doheny: At Sherbrooke, on September 17, 1949, to 
Hugh Doheny, B.A. ’37, B.C.L. ’40, and Mrs. Doheny; 
a daughter. 

Diplock: To Donald Diplock, B.A. ’42, and Mrs. Dip- 
lock on June 7th, 1949, a son. 

Drury: In Montreal, on October 16th, 1949, to Chipman 
H. Drury, B.Eng. ’39, and Mrs. Drury, a daughter. 

Earle: In Kelowna, B.C., on May 12th, 1949, to Hugh 
B. Earle, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’46, and Mrs. Earle, a daughter. 

Harrington: In Montreal, on October 14th, 1949, to 
Conrad F. Harrington, B.A. ’33, B.C.L. ’36, and Mrs. 
Harrington, a daughter. 

Haven: In Boston, Massachusetts, on August 18th, 
1949, to Gilman W. Haven, D.D.S., ’42, and Mrs. 
Haven, a son, John Gilman. 


(Continued on page 53) 


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McGill Combined Fraternity Fund 


HE annual Christmas party for underprivileged children stage 

McGill Fraternities had its beginning in 1942. At that time, Terry Flood 
and some of his friends distributed surplus toys from their own houses, and 
it was more or less a solo effort. During the war the move lapsed, but again 
in 1945 Terry and Dave Williamson rounded up a great number of toys and 
clothes for this distribution. Jack Woods who has run the party for the 
last three years entered the picture in 1946 and organized a donation system 
from each house on the campus, and in the same year the girls’ Fraternities 
were first included. In 1947 the work was split into two stages — two separate 
parties put on in Montreal’s poorer districts, where the children ate cake 


1 by the 


and candy and received gifts from Santa Claus. 


Last Christmas the party was held in the Royal Arthur School, and 
besides the two hundred and fifty children, there were so many Fraternity 
men there that there was danger of overcrowding the large gymnasium — 
needless to say, a wonderful time was had by all. It consisted of movies, 
clowns, magician, food and a very jovial Santa in the person of Dave 
Williamson. Prior to the party, a great spirit and fund raising cocktail party 
was held through the kindness of the Zetes — their house is admirably suited 
to the purpose, and nearly four hundred were in attendance. The spirit behind 
the fund among all the Fraternities has grown to such a height that last year 
three hundred dollars were turned over to a fund at the Royal Arthur School 
with which the principal can buy clothes for children who come to school 


in rags. 


Science 99 — 5ilth Anniversary 


Of the thirteen surviving graduates of 
Science ’99, four graduates and their respective 
wives, met at a reunion dinner, held at the 
University Club of Montreal, on the evening 
of October 7th, 1949, thus tieing in with the 
Founder’s Day Dinner and the Osler Centenary 
celebration of that week. 


Owing to the small number of graduates of 
our year who found it possible to attend the 
dinner, invitations to join with us on that 
occasion were sent to Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. 
St. George and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. 
McMaster, who had originally started with 
Science ’99, and who took kindly to the idea, 
and helped to round out our party. 


Under the chairmanship of McLeod Yuile, 
Class President, a most enjoyable dinner was 


52 


To mention all those who have worked long and hard during the last 
four years would take too much space, but suffice it to say that the leading 
figures in each house have supported the idea, and built the fund to its present 
top notch among inter-Fraternity activities, 


partaken of, at which there were present the 
following members of our year: 

Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Yuile, Como, Que.; Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles E. Fraser, New York, N.Y.; 
Mr. and Mrs. William B. McLean, Lachine, 
Que.; Mr. and Mrs. Norman M. Campbell, 
Montreal. 


Letters of regret were received from Walter 
W. Colpitts, New York, E. P. Fetherstonhaugh, 
Winnipeg, James W. Fraser, Charlotte, N.C, 
Frank Peden, Nanaimo, B.C., Charles B. Mor- 
gan, Hamilton, Ont., and John A. Shaw, Mont- 
real, all of whom sent warmest greetings to 
their fellow-graduates. 

After most interesting exchanges of ex- 
periences among those present, the gathering 
broke up at 10.30 p.m., and was unanimously 
voted to have been a very pleasant evening. 


Norman M, Campbell, 
Class Secretary. 


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“Births —” 
(Continued from page 51) 


Lunney: In Montreal, on September 16th, 1949, to 
T. E. Lunney, M.D., 43, and Mrs. Lunney, a daugh- 
ter. 

Merifield: In Montreal, on September 3rd, 1949, to 
Russell R. Merifield, B.A. ’38, B.C.L. ’41, and Mrs. 
Merifield, a daughter. 

Monaker: In Montreal, on October 19th, 1949, to J. 
Monaker, B.A. ’24, M.D. ’28, and Mrs. Monaker, a 
son. 

Patrick: In Montreal, on September 16th, 1949, to 
John W. Patrick, B.A. 42, M.D. ’43, and Mrs. Patrick, 
a daughter. 

Roberts: On October 3rd, 1949, to Richard B. Roberts 
and Mrs. Roberts (Irena Z. Eiger, B.Sc. 42, M.Sc. 
43), a son, Edward Thomas. 

Smith: In Montreal, on September 5th, 1949, to Robert 
H. Smith, B.A. ’24, and Mrs. Smith, a daughter. 

Staniforth: In Montreal, on September 24th, 1949, to 
W. D. Staniforth, B.Eng. ’48, and Mrs. Staniforth, 
a son. 

Stockwell: In Sweetsburg, Quebec, on September 13th, 
1949, to William S. Stockwell and Mrs. Stockwell 
(Heien Margaret Chapman, B.Sc. ’46), a son. 

Tombs: In Montreal, on September 16th, 1949, to 
Laurence C. Tombs, B.A. ’24, M.A. ’26, and Mrs. 
Tombs, a daughter, Catherine Joan. 

Van Viiet: In Montreal, on September 20th, 1949, to 
G. Lyman Van Vliet, B.A. ’23, B.C.L. ’27, and Mrs. 
Van Vliet, a daughter. 

Wilkinson: On August 26th, 1949, to Arthtur Wilkin- 
son, B.Eng. ’33,.and Mrs. Wilkinson, a daughter. 


Deaths 


— Banfill, S. A., M.D. ’98, in Austin, Quebec, on August 
23rd, 1949. 
Bromow, Lord, B.Sc. ’49, in June, 1949. 
Ellis, Robert Leslie, M.D. ’01, in Jacquet River, N.B., 
on September 9th, 1949, 
1A Grover, Arthur Saul, M.D. ’23, in Montreal, on October 
13th, 1949. 
Henry, Charles K. P., M.D. ’00, on September 14th, 
1949, in Toronto. 
i Hunten, Mrs. Winifred, B.A. ’13, on June 4th, 1949, in 
i London, Ontario. 
Lay, Ronald A., B.Sc. 49, on August 11th, 1949, at 
Lake Waswanipi, Quebec. 
* Mulvey, Charles J., D.V.S. 94, on June 21st, 1949. 
! Munroe, T. A., B.A. 99, on August 11th, 1949. 
( Nash, Archibald C., M.D. ’99, in Cleveland, Ohio, on 
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Perley, Ernest Clint, B.Sc. ’28, on August 4th, 1949, 
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versity to share the holiday. In the best of 
humour and without a thought of hostility it 
proceeded to the corner of St. Denis and St. 
Catherine. March first was Ash Wednesday 
and unfortunately the college buildings were 
almost deserted. We wandered quietly through 
the corridors without inhibition. A Union Jack 
was run up to the top of the flag pole, the rope 
cut and securely tied half way up. It was now 
time for luncheon, so the demonstrators turned 
westward and gradually melted away. The 
students of our sister institution of learning, 
on returning from Church, heard of the friendly 
visit from McGill but unfortunately interpreted 


it as a hostile gesture. 


Throughout the day Montreal experienced 


the heaviest snow fall of the winter. Eighteen 
inches of snow fell quietly on the city. In the 
afternoon the Laval students enraged at what 
they regarded as the violation of their beloved 
seat of learning, went to the Star offices on 
St. James Street and burned the bulletin boards 
which in festive colours and joyous phrases 
told of the Relief of Ladysmith. 


Many of the English speaking townsmen and 
gownsmen were looking for entertainment in 
the early hours of the evening. Sectarian feel- 
ing was running high. Some one proposed that 
another visit should be made to Laval. Prepara- 
tions for such a contingency had been made by 
the University authorities and by the police, 
and when the crowd approached the buildings, 
they were met by streams of ice cold water 
from the windows and sturdy blows from 
police batons. A few windows were broken, a 
few heads were bruised, and a few policeman’s 
fur caps were salvaged as souvenirs but no 
arrests were made. From among the crowds 
of French speaking spectators cries of “Fasho- 
da, Fashoda”, were heard, for many of our 
citizens had not forgotten the humiliation that 
Captain Marchand and the French Government 
had suffered subsequent to the Battle of Om- 
durman in 1898. 


McGill expected reprisals from the students 
of Laval and their sympathisers, and the neces- 
sary precautions were taken. Mr. Nevil N. 
Evans and other teachers doled out short sec- 
tions of rubber hose to the students for trun- 
cheons. For several nights, guards were placed 
at the entrances to the college grounds. One 
night a crowd of Irishmen from Point St. 


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Charles, who were always ready for a row with 
their coreligionists, acquired sufficient ‘Dutch 
courage’ and came up to see if there might be 
an opportunity for a fight. One of the students 
from a nearby college residence, thanked them 
cordially for their friendly feelings, and told 
them that their help would not be required, so 
they returned disappointed to their homes. The 
Principal and some of the professors strolled 
about to see that all was well. The Rector of 
Laval and Principal Peterson drove together in 
an open sleigh in friendly conversation, to help 
allay racial antipathy. The police drew a line 
from Bleury Street to Beaver Hall Hill and the 
Windsor Station to prevent any concerted 
movement eastward or westward of trouble- 
makers. A platoon of Victoria Rifles was kept 
in readiness in their armoury, but they were 
not called out at any time during the tension. 
In factories, offices and other places where 
French and English usually maintained broth- 
erly relations, friction and ill-will prevailed 
for many weeks. Questions were asked in the 
British House of Lords and in the Canadian 


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House of Commons regarding the sectional 
bitterness in Montreal, for exaggerated reports 
of the disturbance had appeared in the press 
throughout the Empire. Gradually passions 
cooled, and precautions were relaxed. 

The motto of the city of Montreal is “Con- 
cordia Salus”. Had the students thought what 
serious results might follow their second visit 
to Laval on March Ist, 1900, they would not 
have gone east on St. Catherine Street that 
cold winter night. 


*‘Earthquake”’ Precipitated By 


Students on McTavish Street _ 

The Duke and Duchess of York visited 
Canada in the Autumn of 1901 and McGill gave 
them a royal welcome. A beautiful arch was 
erected over the Sherbrooke Street entrance 
to the University, but by the end of October 
the arch looked rather shabby ; heavy rains had 
stained it ; it was spattered with mud; the hubs 
of passing carriages and cabs had made gaping 
holes in the plaster and broken laths protruded. 


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Should it remain there to disintegrate through- 
out the session? 

During the afternoon of October 31st, some 
one suggested that the students living near 
the University turn out that evening and pull 
down the Duke’s arch. The proposition met 
with general approval and at eleven o’clock a 
few score of students gathered around the 
entrance to the grounds, 

What is now the Faculty Club on McTavish 
Street was then under construction and a long 
stout rope which had been left beneath a wind- 
lass was borrowed. In a few moments a stu- 
dent tied the end of the rope around his waist, 
climbed one of the large maple trees, made a 
loop over the roof and around under the arch 
and soon a hundred lusty youths seized the 
rope and ran north up the avenue. Loud and 
coordinated “Yo Heaves” broke the silence of 
the night. With each concerted pull the half 
dozen men who stood nearest the arch shot 
up into the air and then nosedived to the earth. 
The beams creaked and plaster fell in showers 
but the structure settled back on its broad 


56 


base. One of the students, who has perhaps 
developed into a distinguished engineer, whip- 
ped the north end of the rope around a tree to 
hold the elevation that had been gained and 
prevent the structure from lapsing back to its 
original position, and with a few more strong 
heaves down crashed the arch. Loud cheers 
burst forth from a hundred throats and the 
seismic instruments in the Science building 
recorded an earthquake coming from the 
southeast and lasting for a few seconds. 


Naturally the hilarious youths decided to go 
to Doctor Peterson’s residence in the Prince 
of Wales Terrace and tell him of the earth- 
quake, but sickness in the Principal’s home 
prevented him from sharing in the buovant 
spirits of the students and in the satisfaction 
which they felt. We then went to the Royal 
Victoria College and unveiled the statue of 
Queen Victoria, and sang the National Anthem. 


It was still a little before midnight so we 
proceeded to St. Catherine Street and played 
larks with the trolley ropes on the street cars 
and informed other revellers that there was 


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nothing seriously wrong with a certain person 
or persons known as Old McGill. However the 
police thought that there was something de- 
cidedly wrong with the aferoseaid, and next 
morning (Saturday) two students, whose 
names and addresses did not exactly corre- 
spond with what appeared on the University 
register, were accused in court of “shooting 
(shouting) on Ste. Catrine Street lass night at 
midnight”, Recorder Weir had received a 
message from a very important person at 
McGill asking that any students, who might 
be brought into his court, should be severely 
dealt with so as to discourage further disorder- 
ly conduct. The Recorder said that he would 
not trust himself to pronounce immediate sen- 
tence on the culprits. He would need time to 
consider the case. Accordingly the students 
were sent back to the cells to meditate on 
their offence and were ordered to appear in 
court Monday morning. Bail was refused. 


A superior judge, himself an alumnus, hav- 
ing knowledge of “habeas corpus”, was ap- 


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pealed to that afternoon, and forthwith he 
issued orders for the culprits to be released on 
bail. They spent a quiet week-end in their 
usual abode, and on Monday morning with 
due humility they returned to court to receive 
sentence. The Recorder was in good humour. 
He asked them how they had enjoyed the com- 
pany of the turnkeys and the rats during their 
two days in jail, told them that they had prob- 
ably suffered enough for disturbing the peace 
and warned them that, if they came before 
him again, they would be severely punished. 
But who was the very important person who 
had telephoned the Recorder asking him to 
make an example of any student who might 
be arrested? Would it not have been better if 
he had asked the law to deal tenderly with 
youthful offenders? Rumours flew about the 
campus and on Tuesday noon several hundred 
indignant students swarmed into Molson Hall 
to decide what should be done in the circum- 
stances. After some spontaneous heated ora- 
tory, the gnawings of hunger prevailed and we 
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north of Lake Superior all tell the same story: 
New towns have arisen, old ones expanded. 
Only five years ago on the site of Marathon, 
for example, there was nothing but bush; 
today a new community beside a new pulp millis 
contributing millions to Canada’s export trade. 

Burnt Creek and Knob Lake, Goodwood and 
Eclipse—new names in “New Quebec” tell of 
the development of one of the richest, purest 
deposits of iron ore the world has ever known. 

Such spectacular advances in the north are 
matched by continuing industrial expansion in 
the older established communities. Throughout 
Canada today ever-widening avenues of 
opportunity await the enterprise of young 
Canadians. 


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(Continued from previous page) 
were asked to meet again at eight o clock for 


more mature consideration. 


That evening the hall was filled with stu- 
dents standing in close disorder with a long 
path down the centre from the head of the 
stairway to the dais. We have forgotten who 
was in the chair and who were on the platform, 
but we cannot forget Freddie Douglas as he 
paced up and down that long corridor express- 
ing his wrath in flowing periods of inspired 
eloquence. After the radicals had expressed 
themselves, saner counsels prevailed and a 
committee of three, from Law, Medicine and 
Divinity, was appointed to find out all the facts, 
call another general meeting, make a report 
and advise appropriate action. 


While the report was being prepared two of 
the most respected and beloved men about the 
University, (a governor and a professor) went 
to one of the members of the committee and 
pointed out that though a serious mistake in 
judgment had been made in communicating 
with the Recorder, the students had really 
suffered no great harm, and that there was 
grave danger of great harm coming to the 
University. A very wealthy patron of McGill 
might be highly offended and the fountain of 
his generosity be dried up. An opportunity 
could be arranged for direct consultation. 
Accordingly an evening appointment was 
made; the whole affair was discussed privately 
in not altogether unfriendly atmosphere and 
mutual explanations were exchanged. The 
Committee deferred calling another students’ 
meeting, and those who pressed for further 
action were told the facts of the case and were 
advised not to cut off their nose to spite their 
Tace. 


Generous bift 


A $60,000 bequest has been left to McGill 
University by the late Frederic A. Sabbaton, 
Grand’Mere, Quebec, former president of Dry- 
den Paper Company, Ltd., it has been an- 
nounced by Dr. F. Cyril James, principal and 
vice-chancellor of the university. 


A similar bequest from the Sabbaton estate 
went to Renselaer Polytechnic Institute at 
Troy, New York. An 1892 graduate of R. P. I. 
and a native of Troy, Mr. Sabbaton died Octo- 
ber 13, at the age of 78. 


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“4 “Placement Service —” The work of the Branch Placement Com- 

(Continued from page 17) mittees will be most helpful and important to 
the graduate. It is here that on-the-scene 
surveys will be made and positions listed. Grad- 
uates in the locality will be given the first 
opportunity for job application and notice will 
then be sent to the Montreal office. In spite of 


Of the 268 graduate Engineers reporting, 250 
showed their salaries on the form. The average 
for all these persons which included those in 
training courses, graduate work, government 
services, sales and general engineering, was 


$226.00 the fact that the branches have, in most cases, 
; only been asked to assist in a general way, 
In the class of 250, 178 members of Commerce some have already performed notable work, 
reported. In business, industry, government both in placement and summer employment. 
he service, etc., the average salary for 114 grad- 


Graduates are urged to make the fullest use 
of their Placement Service both as prospective 
employers and employees. A telephone call or 


uates was $201. In C.A. firms, an average of 
$127 was reported by 47 persons. 


; Other Organizations letter to the Placement Service or the branch 
‘ representative will provide all the information 
2 Close touch has been maintained with the available. 


Executive and Professional Division of the 
National Employment Service. The lists of 
permanent and summer jobs compiled by the 
i Department of Labour were again made avail- 
tT able, and a representative from the Montreal 
ft office visited the Placement Service to assist 
i in the placing of students in summer jobs. 


To further relations with industry and to 
secure even more employer visits, a “recruit- 
ing” letter was mailed to some 500 companies 
during the year. Because of the success of this 
form of employer contact, as even greater 
number of letters will go out during the coming 
session. The increased number of visits and the 
increase in jobs listed are indications that in- 
dustry is making and will continue to make 
even greater use of the Service. However, even 
with the larger corporations, constant liaison 
must be maintained, and employers must be 
kept constantly aware of the Placement Ser- 


vice’s functions, including the re-placement of Ross McBride, first year Commerce student, operates 
an addressograph machine as a part-time job, secured 
older graduates. by the McGill Placement Service. 


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anniversary Fall Clinic of the Montreal Dental 
Club in the Mount Royal Hotel. Fourteen at- 
tended, which included practically all the mem- 
bers of the three years who were anywhere 
within reasonable distance of Montreal. All 
discussion and bragging about the size of 
families stopped when John J. Mahoney, of 
Chateaugay, N.Y., modestly announced that he 
had six children! 


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“News from the Branches — 


4 : hee 
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165 graduates, wives and friends were present. 
A feature, and this only one feature of several 
that took place that afternoon, was the pres- 
ence of the football team at the supper. 


The graduates enjoyed meeting the boys 
whom they had so lustily supported all after- 
noon and for that matter all season. A second 
feature, and probably even more noteworthy, 
was the duet sung by Mr. S. Boyd Millen, 
President of the Montreal Branch, and Mr. 
E. C. Common, Chairman of the Undergraduate 
Interests Committee. They had the able assist- 
ance of their chorus known as the “Frightful 
Fifteen”. The words of the song may be ob- 
tained by writing to the Editor of the McGill 
News. 


The following branch meetings will take 
place after we go to press but before this 
magazine is received by you: Jim Grassby 
tells us that on November 10th the Sudbury 
Branch will have their Fall meeting. This 
Branch has grown steadily in the last few 
years. Our McGill Engineers, though there 
aren’t many of them in Northern Ontario and 
Quebec, keep McGill’s good name to the fore- 
front with their leadership and splendid branch 
meetings. 


The Philadelphia meeting will take place on 
November 12th at the Franklin Inn and Dr. 
Alan Sampson has advised us that Dr. Warner 
Sheldon has the arrangements well in hand. 


The Macdonald Alumni are having their 
annual reunion at Macdonald College with 
headquarters at Glenaladale. Bill Kydd has 
put a great deal of effort into this reunion and 
early indications are that it will be the largest 
yet. 


The District of Bedford Branch held its Fall 
meeting last month. It took the form of a 
highly successful supper meeting to which 
Maxwell Ford, a man of many parts (vide a 
number of Red and White Revues) was lured 
down to Cowansville, Que., there to discuss his 
own sense of humor. Max, whose sense of humor 
is admittedly “peculiar”, had the bumper turn- 
out in the proverbial stitches. Not satisfied 
with delivering the speech of the evening, Max 
launched into a song session which he led with 
gusto. 


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New Brunswick Branch 


Elects E. M. Taylor, 18 


On Tuesday evening, August 30th, the annual 
meeting of the New Brunswick Branch of the 
Graduates’ Society was held in Fredericton at 
the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, 

Some fifty graduates, mostly medical, 
gathered for a very enjoyable dinner, parti- 
cipated in the election of the new officers for 
their Branch and listened to F. G. Ferrabee, 
president of the Society, outline recent devel- 
opments in the Society’s programme and com- 
ment on the future of our organization. The 
general secretary of the Society then told the 
graduates that the Memorial Hall swimming 
pool was under construction and discussed the 
prospects of the football team. 

The following slate of officers was elected: 
Honorary President, Ashley Colter, B.Sc. 710; 
President, E. M. Taylor, B.S.A. 18; Vice-Presi- 
dent, Dr. Harry Britton, M.D. ’18; Secretary- 
Treasurer, Eric Sangster; Committee, Briga- 
dier G. G. Anglin (King’s County), William A. 
Ketchen (Edmunston), Dr, Donald A. Somer- 
ville (Bristol), Dr. H. S. Everett (St. Stephen), 
Dr. V. A. Snow (Hampton), Dr. J. J. Mac- 
Pherson (Campbellton), L. S. Henry (Dal- 
housie), Dr. G. A. Lyons (Moncton), Dr. 
George Skinner (Saint John). 


Phillip N. Evans Heads 
St. Maurice Valley Branch 


On Friday, September 23rd, the St. Maurice 
Valley Branch of the Graduates’ Society held 
its annual Fall meeting. 

Following the usual policy of the St. Maurice 
Valley Branch of moving their meetings from 
Grand’Mere to Shawinigan to Three Rivers — 
a commendable practice to suit the convenience 
of the president — the meeting was held at the 
attractive Cascade Inn in Shawinigan, being 
the domicile of George Dodd, B.Eng. ’34, the 
retiring president of the St. Maurice Valley 
Branch, 

Guest of honor was Dr. Noel Fieldhouse, 
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, 
McGill University. The Dean held his large 
audience fascinated with his outstanding ad- 
dress, “What are the Russians up to?” 

Phillip N. Evans, B.Eng. ’33, has been elected 
president of the branch to succeed George 
Dodd. 


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R. and Mrs. V. E. Duclos, our host and 

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the details for the party and did it as only they 
can do in their delightful Patricia Avenue 
menage. Their lovely home and garden pro- 
vided an ideal setting, and Mrs. Duclos’ in- 
fluence in the hors d’Oeuvre department is 
without equal. Mr. Duclos claims it is a rule 
of his home that drinks are not to be poured 
direct from the bottle over ice, but the net 
result of even this procedure would probably 
be more economical than the method actually 
used — no jigger, and very wide fingers for 
the sight measurements. 


Dr. Douglas W. MacMillan, original spark- 
plug of McGill activities in Southern Cali- 
fornia, always the first to enter into and speed 
along any function for McGill, brought along 
our earliest graduate, class of ’82 Dr. William 
Ek. Thompson. 


Miss Kay Jackson, one of the most recent 
arrivals from Canada to stay permanently — 
and one of the newer graduates — came with 
Bob Christie and his wife. It was understood 
Miss Jackson, with her enthusiasm and under- 
standing of the importance of the Society and 
its meetings, was very close to being sold on 
accepting an official post in the Southern Cali- 
fornia Branch—Secretary, Bob Christie hopes! 

Cecil Smith, just back from a long motor trip 
with his family, arrived with Mrs. Smith and 
their charming daughter and their nephew Fly- 
ing Officer W. R. C. Bunting, R.C.A.F., who 
had just completed a course in Denver and was 
on his way to a post in Chatham. 


Eric Allison and his wife, not seen at gather- 


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ings for some time, made the trip from Alham- 
bra and renewed some friendships started when 
Eric appeared at a dinner in 194/ which had 
been announced in the newspaper when Dr. 
Tidmarsh, Eric Leslie and Company were to 
be guests of our McGill group at the Jonathan 
Club. 

Dr. Thomas Keay, Vice-President of our 
Branch, came directly to the party from the 
airport, having left Los Angeles the same 
morning and spent the day in San Diego and 
flown back to Los Angeles for the party — 
much to the amazement of everyone, and 
especially Mrs. Barry who came with her son 
Rexford, a graduate of ’46 newly arrived’ from 
Montreal and settled in a new home in Pasa- 
dena. 


Mr. V. E. Dawson, first President of the 
Southern California Graduates, and with Mrs. 
Dawson one of our most regular and staunch 
supporters both in and out of office, joined his 
family with the Dr. Douglas McKinnons whose 
support can always be counted on. Dr. McKin- 
non is reported to be the handsomest man in 
Los Angeles! 


Dr. Kenneth Jacques. had to break away 
from his professional duties alone as his family 
was away on the latter half of a vacation. 
Dr. Jacques is a regular participant in the 
entertaining department whenever we have 
visitors from out of town. 


Dr. Romeo J. Lajoie and Mrs. Lajoie were 
their usual charming selves — and we had not 
seen Mrs. Lajoie for some time, though Dr. 
Lajoie is a regular attender of committee 
meetings, adding a true “board of directors” 
touch to the discussion of matters of policy. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Dr. Don Richard, perhaps the hardest work- 
er of our number, and one to be counted on in 
the pinches, came with a fellow “Ob. Gyn.” 
who was called away on an emergency early 
in the party, and directed our new arrivals the 
Barrys to our midst. 


Edgar Marrotte, just returned to a trip to 
Montreal where official functions were held in 
his honour, came to represent the Long Beach 
section of Southern California. 


Dr. Francis Redewill, and Mrs. Redewill, both 
graduates of McGill, made the trip from Whit- 
tier through the same heavy traffic of 5:30 rush 
hour which was common to all, but with much 
more of it! Dr. Redewill was one of the first 
members of our Branch, present at the inau- 
gural meeting of 1946, and at many since, 
despite the snag of distance. There was a 
rumor the Redewills started a move to go out 
to the dinner after the party, but were side- 
tracked at many points and finally joined Dr. 
Jacques and Eric Copland at Eric’s home. 


Eric Copland was a widower for the evening 
but did his usual good job of getting people 
acquainted — and in entertaining too. 


Maurice Fleishman and his wife enjoyed the 
party — and they were successful, along with 
the Christies, Kay Jackson and Edgar Mar- 
rotte, in getting direct to a snack after the 
party! The Fleishmans are engrossed with 
their home, and Maurice with the new office 
he opened recently in Beverly Hills, but are 
now regulars at our meetings. 

Les and Mary Collins, who were really re- 
sponsible for enticing the Macklaiers to Cali- 
fornia, brought our guests of honour and 
arranged the details of their times of arrival 
and departure to get the Macklaiers aboard the 
“Lark” for San Francisco, which they accom- 
plished despite the fears of President Duclos 
that if they did not break away, the Mack- 
laiers would not reach Glendale in time. (They 
did with 12 minutes to spare.) 

We were very sorry not to have Miss Lucey 
Jewett with us, and Miss Gilberte Blais, both 
of whom were most anxious to come to the 
party but were prevented from doing so at 
the last minute. Also, Dr. Sam Woolington 
from Long Beach, whose paediatric duties, and 
the cares of young children stood in the way. 
Dr. H. Cedric Alward has been bothered with 
dental cares and could not come, also Mr. A. 
W. Langlois who had just returned from a 
vacation and could not fit this in with his plans. 


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The annual reunion of the Macdonald Branch 
of the McGill Graduates’ Society took place at 
the College, on the 12th November. Over 
ninety graduates were present from as far 
back as twenty-five years and from points in 
Ontario, Quebec, New York State, Vermont 
and Nova Scotia. They came and braved the 
cold to watch the football game with Queens 
before gathering at Glenalladale. 


During a short business meeting, with Wm. 
Kydd, the president, in the chair, the terms of 
amalgamation with the Graduates’ Society 
were approved and put on a final basis, with. 
the exception that Macdonald graduates auto- 
matically become members of the Macdonald 
Branch unless they have otherwise specified. 


Miss Helen Neilsen, O.B.E., was warmly 
welcomed as the newly appointed Director of 
the School of Household Science. She has 
recently, with the 
R.C.A.F. In future, through Miss Neilsen’s co- 


been, until associated 
operation, the Department intends to take a 
more active part in reunions by arranging an 
open house, bridge, etc., at the Practice House 
on Maple Avenue. 


Lewis Lloyd and Bill Shipley, post-graduate 
students, did excellent work in organizing 
events at the college; many members of the 
class of ’49 were around, as were members 
who have not been at reunions in recent years. 


B.V.C.'25 — 20th Anniversary 


R.V.C. ’29 celebrated their twentieth anni- 
versary at a class dinner held at the University 
Women’s Club on October 21st. Chairman for 
the reunion was Mrs. Arthur Jensen (Doris 
Payne) and Mrs. Lewis Spencer (Dorothy 
Teakle) acted as treasurer. 


A large centrepiece of red and white flowers, 
place cards tied to red carnations with McGill 
ribbons, and red and white candles made the 
table most attractive. 


A highlight of the dinner was the cutting of 
a large anniversary cake by Mrs. Donald Traill 
(Lorraine Tanner) of Allentown, Pa., who had 
come the farthest distance to attend the re- 
union: 


THE McGILL NEWS 


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ocience ¢4— 25th Anniversary 


Fifty-seven members of the class of Science 
24 were found to have returned for their 25th 
anniversary reunion when registration took 
place in the Engineering Building on Saturday 
morning. And they came from such far away 
points as Winnipeg, Port Arthur, St. John’s, 
Newfoundland, New York City, and Yellow- 
knife, as well as from Toronto, Ottawa, Hamil- 
ton, and other points in Quebec and Ontario. 

Following registration a tour of the Engi- 
neering Building was made and a visit to the 
Cyclotron. Lunch in the Gym was followed by 
the Varsity-McGill game, At half-time, a half 
a dozen of the sons of graduates, garbed in 
coon coats, driving a 1928 Ford, covered with 
Science ’24 Reunion Placards, went around the 
Stadium, stopping en route in front of the 
stand where the class was sitting to give the 
Science ’24 cheer. 

In the evening a dinner was held in the 
Brittany Room at the Mount Royal Hotel. 
There were no special guest speakers but 
everyone in the class spoke for a few minutes 
on what they had been doing for the last 25 
years, A piano and an accordion player were in 
attendance, and McGill songs were sung and 
solos on the accordion and violin were given 
by some of the Class graduates. 

It was generally felt that we should try and 
have another Reunion in either 5 or 10 years. 
The committee handling the Reunion was as 
follows: Og. Leslie, Lester McGillis, Howard 
Gordon, Wally Mitchell, Raymond Lanctot and 
Alan D. McCall. 


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Science ’26 celebrated the win over Varsity 
by a very successful dinner at the “400” Club, 
on the evening of October 15th. 

“Forrie” Rutherford was quite enthusiastic 
about the football team. Jules Archambault 
thinks the boys are getting up in years. He 
says the barber does not let him see the back 
of his head any more and suggests the same 
is true for the rest of the boys. 

The following gang was present : Doug. Con- 
verse, Doug. Bremner, Ian Henderson, Jock 
Simon, Phil Gross, Hugh Mahoney, Bill James, 
Shirley Craig, Ernie Jubien, Forrie Rutherford, 
Percy Danford, Les. Parsons, Louis Crepeau, 
Val. Wilson, Jules Archambault and Gray 
Gray-Donald. 


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The Class of Medicine ’24 held its 25th anni- 
versary reunion in Montreal from October 
17th-22nd inclusive. Registration headquarters 
were in the Ritz Carlton Hotel with Mrs. Adair 
acting as secretary — a difficult assignment 
very well carried out. Early Monday morning 
the first arrivals appeared and soon the old 
friendships were renewed, wives introduced, 
and the general spirit of goodwill which was 
to characterize the entire week was evident. 
Although the program called for a clinical day 
at the hospitals, nearly everyone preferred to 
remain at. headquarters and greet the new 
arrivals from all parts of the States and 
Canada. 

Tuesday morning chartered busses conveyed 
the party out to the plant of Ayerst, McKenna 
& Harrison at St. Laurent. We were greeted 
by the president, William Leslie, and then con- 
ducted through the research and penicillin 
laboratories. Following an excellent luncheon 
Mr. Leslie outlined the history and progress 
of the company. A hearty vote of thanks was 
tendered. 

Wednesday morning more arrivals were 
registered and the group conveyed to the 
National Breweries plant where a most inter- 
esting tour of inspection (including consump- 
tion of “samples’) had been arranged by 
Graham Ross, medical director of the company. 
Luncheon was served and the company thanked 
by Vance Ward. 

By Thursday morning registration was al- 
most complete and over a hundred were taken 
in private cars on a drive to the Laurentians 
and lunch at the Chantecler. It was a perfect 
day and all enjoyed this outing to the full. 
That evening our official Class dinner was held 
at-the Cercle Universitaire. Dr. Charles Martin 
and Dr. Sclater Lewis were our official guests 
and they responded to the toasts to our Alma 
Mater and the Faculty respectively. Teck Al- 
ward was toastmaster and with occasional 
references to his famous little black book of 
jokes and reminiscences did an admirable job. 
George White’s quotations from the original 
minute book of the Class were a highlight of 
the evening. During an extremely brief busi- 


ness session Vance Ward was elected per- 

manent Class Representative and the executive 

staff of the Graduates’ Society thanked for its 

invaluable assistance in arranging the reunion. 
(Continued on next page) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


(Continued from previous page) 
This being a stag affair, the ladies dined at the 
Bucharest enjoying its excellent cuisine and 
floor show. 

Friday morning the party was met at the 
Roddick Gates by the newly appointed Dean 
of Medicine, Dr. Lyman Duff. After introduc- 
tions, press photographs, etc., we were con- 
ducted on a tour of the campus. Of great in- 
terest, of course, was the Medical Building and 
the opportunity to meet again our very good 
friend, Miss Gertrude Mudge, Assistant Secre- 
tary of the Faculty. That evening the entire 
party dined at the Normandie Roof, took part 
in the famous old square dances, and carried 
on till closing. 

After a week of perfect weather it rained on 
a Saturday morning but this did not deter Med. 
24 from attending the pre-football luncheon 
sponsored by the Montreal Branch of the 
te Graduates’ Society in the Sir Arthur Currie 
Gymnasium. Fortunately the weather cleared 
in time for the game and we were all thrilled 
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4 Chairman of the Montreal Committee was | 
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f Commerce 34 — 
ti Members of Commerce ’34 celebrated their 
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The programme included a pre-game cock- 
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Medicine 94—55th Reunion 


Our Class reunion failed to come up to ex- 
pectations. We were a small class, 52 all told 
— of whom there are 9 survivors, and earlier 


correspondence indicated an attendance of 5. 


In reality we mustered but three, Gordon 
Byers now living in Knowlton, Quebec ; George 
Manchester of New Westminster, B.C. and the 


undersigned. 


However we had a jolly good time together. 
On Wednesday, October 5 

Clinical Day including lunch at the Montreal 
General Hospital. On Wednesday we were 
present at the Medical School function at noon 


we attended the 


(presentation of Osler’s “Way of Life” to 
second year Meds) and a short visit to the 
Osler Library, then a visit to the Verdun Pro- 
testant Hospital where Manchester had been 
assistant to Dr. Burgess 1895 to ’98, then to 
the Principal’s cocktail party and finally to 
the Founder’s Day Dinner — Not a bad per- 
formance for ‘Old Boys’. 

And we did not omit the discussion of plans 
for future Class reunions 
tieth. 


notably our six- 


A. T. Bazin, 
Class Secretary. 


Arts '’e4— eth Anniversary 


A very successful reunion of the class of 
Arts ’24 was held on Saturday, October 15th. 
After meeting together and registering at the 
Graduates’ Society office in the morning, the 
class was taken on a tour of the Campus by a 
member of the Scarlet Key Society ending up 
at the gym for the pre-football buffet lunch. 
Attendance at the McGill-Varsity game, where 
the class had a block of seats, was followed in 
the evening by the class dinner held at the 
Ritz Carlton. Tommy Matthews spoke most 
delightfully and wittily and the class were very 
happy indeed to be with him again. Colin W. 
Webster, Chairman of the Alma Mater Fund, 
spoke briefly during the course of the evening. 
Everyone was pleased to learn that 65% of 
the class had already contributed to the Fund, 
which is well above the average but more must 
be done. The class appointed E. R. Alexander 
as 1949-50 Alma Mater Fund representative 


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with H. R. Hampson representative for the 
succeeding year. The committee for the re- 
union consisted of Laurence C. Tombs, E. R. 
Alexander, and Laurence Sessenwein. Follow- 
ing is a poem addressed to Arts ’24, written by 
J. K. McLetchie, a member of the class: 


To ARTS ’24 


We are the men of twenty-four 
Who once were young and spry, 

Who crowded into Old McGill 
When fire was in our eye. 

Our thirst for knowledge knew no bounds, 
And nothing could appal; 

Humanities and sciences, 


We gamely tried them all. 


And though some faltered here and there, 
And maybe wrote a supp; 
With flying colours all came through 


When final marks went up. 


Nor yet alone among the books 
Did ’24 win fame, 
For on the track, in pool and gym, 


We also earned acclaim. 


As on we sped from year to year, 
Always a cheerful crew, 
We mingled freely one and all, 


And bonds of friendship grew. 


Until at length we all appeared 
In honoured cap and gown, 
Received our parchment, then went forth 


To paint the blooming town. 


Full five and twenty years have passed 
Since those once carefree days; 

And lean, or fat, or scant of hair, 
We’re settled in our ways. 


Now here we meet in merry mood, 
All troubles put to flight; 

So thanks to Alex, Sess, and Tombs, 
Who brought us here to-night. 


J. K. McLetchie. 


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“University Notes—” (Continued from page 82) 


of the farmer’s wood-lot, were officially chris- 
tened an ‘arboretum’ on 14 October and a tablet 
in memory of the Morgan family was un- 
veiled by the Principal. In spite of its new 
high-flown name it is expected that the woods 
will continue to be as charming and as useful 
as ever. 

A Red Cross blood donation centre was 
established for four days early in November 
in the McGill Union. 

Professor Hughes Parry, of London Uni- 
versity has given a series of lectures at the 
University entitled “The Impact of Nation- 
alization on English Law”. 

Dr. J. D. Mackie, of Glasgow University, 
has given lectures at McGill and other Cana- 
dian Universities on Scottish history. 

Inaugural lectures by professors of the Fa- 
culty of Divinity were arranged as follows: 

Thursday, 24th November, at 8.30 p.m. “Our 
Knowledge of God”, Dean J. S. Thomson, J. 
W. McConnell, Professor of Philosophy and 
Psychology of Religion. 

Thursday, lst December, at 8.30 p.m. “Rea- 
son, Revelation and Foolishness”. Dr. R. H. L. 
Slater, Professor of Systematic Theology. 

Thursday, 8th December, at 8.30 p.m. “The 
Comparative Study of Religion”. Dr. Wilfred 
C. Smith, W. M. Birks, Professor of Com- 
parative Religion. 


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Medicine 05 


A reunion of Med. 05 was held at the dinner 
sponsored by the Graduates’ Society, on the 
occasion of the Osler Centenary. According to 
the schedule of reunions, now adopted by the 
Graduates’ Society, where class reunions each 
year take place of one general reunion every 
five years, this placed Med. ’05 to hold theirs 
this Autumn. 

After 44 years graduation a class of 72 mem- 
bers becomes sadly depleted. Letters were sent 
out to some 25 who could be contacted and 
responses were received from nine, A second 
appeal brought in 3 more. Reservations were 
made for a special table at the Graduates’ 
Society Dinner at the Windsor Hotel on Octo- 
ber 6th, and on this evening 9 of the Class of 
Med. ’05 gathered together and spent a very 
happy and enjoyable time. Some of those 
present had not seen each other for the whole 
interval of 44 years. Suffice it to say there were 
many interesting comments and observations 
on the changes time had wrought interspaced 
with reminiscences of days gone by when we 
were students together at “Old McGill”. 

Present were Charlie Covernton, Vancouver, 
Ernest Turnbull, Barrie, Ont., Charlie Young 
and Fred Mohr, Ottawa, Jack McDonald, Val- 
leyfield, Charlie Moffatt, Shirley McMurtry 
and Norman Viner, Montreal, Ernie Hender- 
son, Lachine. 


Vancouver Alumnae Holds 
Founder’s Day Dinner 


The Vancouver Alumnae held their annual 
dinner on Founder’s Day at the home of Mrs. 
Alex Ree. It was reported at that time that the 
bursary established in memory of Mrs. Gordon 
R. Raphael is being used this year by Miss 
Blanche P. Clayton, who is now at McGill and 
enrolled in the Department of Zoology under 
Dr. LeBlond. 

Elections were held and the following are 
the officers for the coming year: 

President, Mrs. Chas. W. Marr; Vice-Presi- 
dent, Mrs. G, C. Andrew; Secretary, Mrs. C. 
A. Manson; Treasurer, Mrs. W. Manuel; Cor- 
responding Secretary, Miss Kate McQueen; 
Social Convenor, Mrs. W. R. Bonnycastle; 


Chairman Bursary Committee, Miss Margaret 
McNiven. 


Plans for the coming year include a tea for 
recent graduates now living in the Vancouver 
area. 


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Directory of Branches of the Society 


CANADA 


PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 

President — Dr. Wm. J. P. MacMillan, 0.B.E., 
205 Kent Street, Charlottetown, P.E.I. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Professor L. C. Callbeck, 
Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Experimental 
Station, Charlottetown, P.E.I. 


HALIFAX 

President — Darrell L. Calkin, 
Cornwallis Manor, Apt. 14, Summer St., 
Halifax, N.S. 

Secretary — Gordon D. Stanfield, Starr Mfg. 
Works Ltd., Dartmouth, N.S. 


CAPE BRETON 

President — C. M. Anson, Dominion Steel & 
Coal Corp. Ltd., Sydney, N.S. 

Secretary — Dr. Norman A. D. Parlee, 117 
George St., Sydney, N.S. 


NEW BRUNSWICK 

President — E. M. Taylor, 100 Landsdowne 
Ave., Fredericton, N.B. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Eric N. Sangster, 514 
Earle Ave., West Saint John, N.B. 


QUEBEC 

President — Richard C. Webster, 83 Dalhousie 
St., Quebec. 

Honorary Secretary — Mrs. Pierre Duchastel, 
1365 Pine Ave., Sillery, Que. 


ST. MAURICE VALLEY 

President — P. N. Evans, 605- 116th St., 
Shawinigan South 2, Que. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Miss Carol M. Bean, 
Shawinigan Falls. 

DISTRICT OF BEDFORD 

President — Robert Flood, Waterloo. 

Secretary-Treasurer — H. C. Monk, Granby. 


ST. FRANCIS DISTRICT 

President — Mrs. D. R. Stuart, 110 Dominion 
St., Sherbrooke, Que. 

Secretary — L. Craig Bishop, 128 Victoria St., 
Sherbrooke, Que. 

MACDONALD COLLEGE 

President — Wm. M. Kydd, 11525, Notre Dame 
St. E., Montreal. 

Secretary — Lewis Lloyd, Macdonald College. 

MONTREAL 

President — S. Boyd Millen, 639 St. James St. 
W., Montreal. 

Honorary Secretary — T. A. K. Langstaff, 360 
St. James St. W., Montreal, Que. 

ALUMNAE SOCIETY, MONTREAL 

President — Mrs. G. F. Savage, 2 Ellerdale Rd., 
Hampstead, Que. 

Corresponding Secretary — Mrs. Leslie Tucker, 
512 Clarke Ave., Westmount, Que. 

NORANDA 

President — J. A. Perham, 78 {st St., Kirkland 
Lake, Ont. 

OTTAWA VALLEY 

President — B. M. Alexander, Suite 38, Central 
Chambers, 46 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ont. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Dennis M. Coolican, Can- 
adian Bank Note Co. Ltd., 224 Wellington St., 
Ottawa, Ont. 

UPPER ST. LAWRENCE 

President — Drummond Giles, Courtland’s (Can- 
ada) Ltd., Cornwall, Ont. 

Secretary-Treasurer — John Summerskill, Cour- 
taulds (Canada) Ltd., Cornwall, Ont. 

PORCUPINE 

President — L. 0. Cooper, Schumacher, Ont. 

Secretary-Treasurer — D. G. Rowe, South Porcu- 
pine, Ont. 


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SUBURY 
Preident — James N. Grassby, 1670 McFarlane 
Lake Rd., Lockerby, Ont. 
Secetary-Treasurer — J. E. Basha, 68 Kathleen 
}. E., Sudbury, Ont. 


NIGARA FRONTIER 

Preident — Dr. Richard Eager, 1827 Main St., 
jagara Falls, Ont. 

Secetary-Treasurer — Louis M. McDonald, 218 
Jexandra St., Port Colborne, Ont. 


ONARIO (Central Ontario) 

Preident — P. R. Hilborn, Preston, Ont, 

Secetary — Meredith F. Dixon, Imperial Oil 
o., 56 Church St., Toronto. 

ONARIO (Women’s Division) 

Preident — Mrs. H. T. Airey, 49 Joicey Blvd., 
pronto, Ont. 

Secetary — Miss Joyce Marshall, 105 Rox- 
orough Sf. E., Toronto, Ont. 


WIDSOR 

Preident — J. J. Stuart, 2023 Riverside Drive, 
iverside, Ont. 

Secetary — C. A. McDowell, 1234 Devonshire 
d., Windsor, Ont. 


WINIPEG 

Preident — Senator J. Caswell Davis, 0.B.E., 
08 New Hargrave Building, Winnipeg, Man. 

Secetary-Treasurer — Lieut.-Col. G. E. Cole, 
uite 10, Amulet Apts., Winnipeg, Man. 


NOTHERN SASKATCHEWAN 
Preident — 


SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN 

Preident — Wm. Sinclair Allan, 204 McCallum 
ill Building, Regina, Sask. 

Secetary-Treasurer — D. H. F. Black, Industrial 
evelopment Branch, Saskatchewan Gov't., 
egina, Sask. 


NOTHERN ALBERTA 

Preident — Wm. J. Dick, 11326-99th Ave., 
dmonton, Alta. 

Ho. Sec.-Treas. — G. H. MacDonald, Tegler 
uilding, Edmonton, Alta. 


SOUHERN ALBERTA 

Preident — Ernest W. Bowness, M.B.E., 215 - 
th Ave. W., Calgary, Alta. 

Secefary — G. Maxwell Bell, The Albertan, 
algary, Alta. 


TRAL AND DISTRICT 

Preident — R. R. McNaughton, Cons. Mining & 
nelting Co., Trail, B.C. 

Secetary-Treasurer — D. S. Wetmore, Cons. 
lining & Smelting Co., Trail, B.C. 


VACOUVER AND DISTRICT 

Perident — Harry Boyce, 1830 South West 
larine Drive, Station E., Vancouver, B.C. 

Secetary-Treasurer — R. J. A. Fricker, P.O. 
ox 160, Vancouver, B.C. 


VACOUVER ALUMNAE 

Preident — Mrs. C. W. Marr, 2985 West 16th 
ve., Vancouver, B.C. 

Secetary — Mrs. C. A. Manson, 4449 Margue- 
te St., Vancouver, B.C. 


VICORIA AND DISTRICT 

Preident — Dr. C. A. Watson, 1132 Goodwin 
!., Victoria, B.C. 

Secetary-Treasurer — John Monteith, 1041 St. 
harles St., Victoria, B.C. 


UNITED STATES 


NEW ENGLAND 
President — Dr. G. G. Garcelon, 483 Beacon 


Hill, Boston, Mass. 
Secretary — Bernard J. Rahilly, 185 Highland 
Ave., Winchester, Mass. 


NEW YORK 

President — Dr. E. Percy Aikman, General 
Chemical Division, Allied Chemical & Dye 
Corp., P.0. Box 149, Long Island City, N.Y. 

Secretary — Miss Mercy P. Kellogg, 184 Sulli- 
van Sf., New York, N.Y. 


ROCHESTER 

President — Dr. William M. Witherspoon, 451 
Park Ave., Rochester 7, N.Y. 

Secretary — Dr. Gordon M. Hemmeft, 22 Hoover 
Rd., Rochester 5, N.Y. 


PHILADELPHIA 

President — Dr. Garfield Duncan, 620 Carpen- 
fer Lane, Philadelphia, 17. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Dr. D. Alan Sampson, 
Episcopal Hospital, Front St. & Lehigh Ave., 
Philadelphia 25, Pa. 


WASHINGTON, D.C. 

President — Dr. Donald Thorn, 1361 Hamilton 
St. N. W., Washington, D.C. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Dr. Vincent T. Young, 
4818 Chevy Chase Drive, Maryland, D.C. 


DETROIT 

President — Carl Shapter, 20201 Warrington 
Drive, Detroit 21, Mich. 

Secretary-Treasurer —- Robert  Agajeenian, 
16800 Fairfield Ave., Detroit 21, Mich. 


CHICAGO 

President — Dr. H. 0. Folkins, 9116 La Crosse 
Ave., Skokie, Ill. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Mrs. F. T. Coote, 820 
Milburn St., Evanston, Ill. 


MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL 

President — Dr. Peter Ward, The Charles T. 
Miller Hospital, 125 West College Ave., St. 
Paul, Minn. 

Secretary — G. J. Dodd, Jr., 4332 Coolidge 
Ave., Minneapolis 10, Minn. 


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

President — Dr. Paul Michael, 21 Crest-Road, 
Piedmont 11, Calif. 

Secretary — Dr. Richard H. Reid, 655 Sutter 
St., San Francisco 9, Calif. 


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

President — Dr. Douglas McKinnon, 820 5th 
Ave,. Los Angeles 5. 

Secretary — Robert D. Christie, 3832 Wilshire 
Blvd., Los Angeles 5, Cal. 

WASHINGTON STATE 

President — Dr. Frank L. Horsfall, 1616-1617 
Medical & Dental Bldg., Times Square, 
Seattle 1, Wash. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Dr. Gordon B. O'Neil, 
5553 Wallingford St., Seattle, Wash. 


GREAT BRITAIN 
President — Dr. Thomas F. Cotton, 86 Brook 
St., London, W.1, Eng. 
Honorary Secretary — John H. Lincoln, ¢/o 
Strauss, Turnbull & Co., 36/8 Cornhill, Lon- 
don E.C. 3, England. 


BRITISH WEST INDIES 
JAMAICA 


President — Dr. L. W. Fitzmaurice, Island 
Medical Officer, Kingston, Jamaica. 


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EDITORIAL 5 
VOICE OF THE GRADUATES 5 


Divinity Facutty AND Its DivINEs 


Professor Robert George 7 


Tue ATHLETICS SITUATION AT McGILL 
Vic Obeck 9 


THE PRINCIPAL’S PAGE 
Dr. F. Cyril Janes 10 


NEWS FROM THE BRANCHES 


D. Lorne Gales 12-16 
New Law Facutty BuILpINc AND DEAN 17 
GRADUATES Society NOMINATIONS 18 
ALUMNAE Society NEws 19-2] 
McGitt WINTER CaRNIVAL or 1950 22 
PRINCIPAL’s ANNUAL REPORT 24 


Earty Days at R.V.C.—Hida Oakeley 26 
University Notes—T. H. Matthews 27 


JKCEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES 


Alice Johannsen Turnham 40 


Wuere THey ARE AND WuHiT THEY’RE 


Dornc—Personas 46 


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COVER PICTURE 


On the grounds that it wa; about time we 
devoted our cover to the hdies, and also 
because the McGill Alumnae Society did an 
excellent job of their fashion show, our cover 
picture shows some of the catumes worn by 
co-eds during the last fifty years. (See story 
and pictures on pages 19, 20 znd 21). We also 
thought it would act as a reminder to keep 
an eye out for our speciil Mid-Century 
number in June (see editoria on page 5). 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1950 


THE 


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NEWS 


Spring, 1950 


Vol. XXXI, No. 3 


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| IMMED. PAST PRESIDENT, C. J. TwMmarsH, M.A. '22, M.D. '24 
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| Representative Members of the Board of Governors of the University: 
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E. A. LEs.ikz, B.Sc. ‘16 
E:_P:, TAYEOR BSc. (22 
| | Honorary Secretary, President, Montreal Branch, 
een E. T. H. SEELY, B.A. '31 S. Boyp MILLEN, B.A. ’27, B.C.L. '30 


>, Honorary Treasurer, President, Alumnae Society, 
, CoLin W. WessTEr, B.A. '24 Mrs. G. F. SAVAGE, B.A. ’21 


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Mrs. JOHN RHIND, B.Sc. Arts '23 CoLIN McCALLUM 


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4 THE McGILL NEWS 


Voice of 
The Graduates 


Where ‘‘Little Fellows’’ 
Really Are Important 


Sir,— 

I enclose my personal cheque 
as my contribution to the Alma 
Mater Fund for the year 1949, 

The large amount of money 
collected in the form of small 
donations amazes me every quar- 
ter when I look through my copy 
of the McGill News. It makes 
“us little fellows” feel a little more 
important than usual. 

Good luck to you for 1950! 

Sincerely yours, 
(Sgd.) R. G. Dye, 
Temiskaming, Que. 
Fund Subscription 


From Venezuela 
Sir,— 

Your letter of October last, 
addressed to me in Trinidad, has 
just reached me and I am enclos- 
ing a draft for my contribution 
for the year. 

Yours faithfully, 
(Sgd.) F. M. Bain, 
Caracas, Venezuela. 


He Came, He Saw, And 
Was Duly Impressed 


Sir.— 

Please accept another small 
donation, probably more in a 
year ! 

I was much impressed by what 
the Graduates’ Society are doing 
at my last visit to Montreal, on 
the occasion of the 25th Reunion 
of the Class of Medicine ’24. 

Please convey to my classmate, 
Dr. C. J. Tidmarsh, my apprecia- 
tion for what he has done for 
McGill graduates. 

Yours truly, 
J.C. Simpson, M.D., 

‘ Summerside, P.E.1. 
Sir,— 

It is my opinion that all the 
Grads who can — should be con- 
tributing to the Alma Mater 
Fund. It amounts to a lot of 
money in the course of a year, 
and, it all counts up, especially in 
these days when money is rather 
hard to get. 

Yours very truly, 
(Sgd.) Frank T. Stanfield, 
Truro, N.S. 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1950 


Mcbill at Mid-Century... 


ging being the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Fifty, 
we are either at the tail end of a half century or else by way 
of being a couple of months into a new half century. While we 
unselfishly let people who write letters to the editor argue the 
pros and the cons of this matter, we ourselves have an announce- 
ment to make; an announcement, we think, of some import to 
our increasing circle of readers (have you made your contribu- 
tion to the Alma Matter Fund yet?). 


The McGill News has plans in hand the like of which will be 
unmatched by any other periodical on the continent of North 
America, — with the exception of Time, Life, Newsweek, 
Maclean’s, Liberty, Look, Pic and a mere score of others. We 
are going to have our very own Half Century Special. This extra 
special number is to be published in June and will positively cost 
you no more than usual (if, that is, you have made your contribu- 
tion to the Alma Mater Fund!). 


The Mid-Century issue of The McGill News will emphatically 
not contain nominations for the Graduate of the Half Century, 
or the Co-ed of the Half Century, or the Principal of the Half 
Century, or the Football Team of the Half Century or even the 
Drum Majorette of the Half Century. 


No, we are modestly satisfied to let the forthcoming number 
rest on its laurels — and become a collectors’ item! 


The Mid Century News (printers and the Hydrogen Bomb 
willing) we think will be worthy of your attention. In its pages 
you will find the story of McGill in all its varied phases down 
the first fifty years of our Twentieth Century. 


Liberally illustrated at no extra charge (unless you haven't 
contributed to the Alma Mater Fund!), the contents will include 
the following articles: The story of McGill’s Principals, from the 
pen of the University’s senior Governor, Mr. W. M. Birks ; 
intimate glimpses of some of our more famous professorial 
characters, with Dr. Woodhead responsible for the penetrating 
glimpsing; Fifty Years of McGill’s Checkered Sports Story, as 
recalled by “The Major”, D. Stuart Forbes; A Half Century of 
Women at McGill, reviewed by Miss Maisie MacSporran; a peep 
into the past of undergraduate days, with that well-known 
peeper, G. H. “Finnie” Fletcher, as the authority; the story of 
our own Graduates Society by its general secretary, D. Lorne 
Gales; an account of McGill’s great physical expansion, as set 
down by Gordon McL. Pitts; the story of Macdonald College 
by Dr. Snell; and a view of McGill and the future, with 
Principal James as the prophet. 


If you can think of any phase which we have omitted to 
include and which you feel should be covered, drop us a line by 
the next mail. We’ll do our best to add it to The McGill News 
Mid-Century special number, which will be ready for distribution 
in June (so contribute to the Alma Mater Fund pronto!). 

D. M. L. 


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Faculty’s New Dean “Knows What He Fights 


for and Loves What He Knows” 


by Prof. Robert George 


HE Divinity Faculty had its origin in the dis- 

covery in 1912 by the Anglican, Congrega- 
tional, Presbyterian and Wesleyan Colleges 
that seven eighths of the instruction given was 
common to all. Under the vigorous leadership 
of Mr. W. M. Birks a Joint Board was estab- 
lished, and after some years Divinity Hall was 
built with its beautiful chapel and fine class 
rooms, In 1925 the Congregational and Wes- 
leyan Colleges were merged in the United 
Church of Canada and the Presbyterian College 
retired from the Joint Board. 

The harmony sustained between the Angli- 
can and United Church Colleges gave promise 
of success should a Faculty ever be established 
at McGill. This was accomplished in 1948 on 
these terms :— 

That Divinity Hall with its endowments 
(worth altogether about a million dollars) be 
handed over to McGill. 

That the four chairs of Old Testament, New 
Testament Greek, Systematic Theology and 
Church History should be filled by men nomin- 
ated by the Colleges and appointed by McGill, 
who could veto the nomination but must ask 
for another. The two chairs of Philosophy of 
Religion and Comparative Religion to be under 
the direct control of McGill. 

That the Colleges concerned should sub- 
scribe an agreed amount annually. 

That, after two years, degrees in Divinity 
should be conferred, not by the Colleges, but 
by the University. 

In October 1948 the Divinity Faculty began 
its work under the tactful leadership of Dr. 
R. B. Y. Scott. His appointment as Dean was 
temporary as he wished to devote his time to 
teaching and research, but in that critical first 
year he impressed all his new colleagues at 
McGill with his energy, goodwill and good 
sense. 

In 1949 all the chairs were filled as follows: 


Old Testament Language and Literature. 


R. B. Y. Scott, M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto) B.D. 
(Knox) D.D. (Victoria). 


Publications. Relevance of the Prophets. 
Articles. 
Three contributions to Symposia 
Producing Commentary on Ist. Isaiah. 
Founder of Canadian Society of Bblical 
Studies. 
Served in First Great War as wireless 
operator in R.N.C.V.R. in Second as Cha- 
plain in R.C.A.F. 
Amateur weatherman not notably more 
successful than the professional. 


Church History. 
H. H. Walsh, M.A. (King’s College, Hali- 
fax). 
Ph.D, (Columbia). S.T.M. Gen. Thea. Se- 
minary, N.Y. 
Hon. Canon of All Saints Cathedral, Hali- 
fax. 
Publications. The Concordat of 1801. 
Is an expert fisherman who ties his own 
flies and murmurs, “Twenty pounc¢ sal- 
mon”. 


Systematic Theology. 

R. H. L. Slater. M. A. (Jesus Colege, 
Camb.) Ph.D. (Columbia) Missionary in 
Burma. Lecturer at Rangoon University. 
Publications. God of the Living. 

God and Human Suffering. 

Letters to Maung Maung. 

The Paradox of Nirvana 

(Ph.D. Thesis) 

Guns in Arcady. 
A senior chaplain in the Burma Camyaign. 
“Guns in Arcady” deals with Burma ind is 
illustrated by his own pen and ink ske:ches. 
His fingers are also nimble on the pizno. 


Comparative Religion. 
W. C. Smith. M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton) 
Has studied at Madrid, Grenoble, Univer- 
sity of Toronto, Westminster Colleg> and 
St. John’s College, Camb. 
Missionary among Muslims at Lehore. 
Lecturer in Islamic History at Faman 
Christian College and University of Pun- 
jab. 


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MONTREAL, SPRING, 1950 


Publications. Modern Islam in India. Sev- 
eral articles. 

His linguistic attainments are varied. He 
knows Hebrew, Greek and Latin; of the 
Islamic languages he reads Arabic, some 
Persian, and reads, writes and speaks 
Urdu. He confesses he does not know’ 
Turkish. (Be comforted, Brother Smith, 
neither do I.) 


New Testament Greek. 
W. A. Ferguson, M.A. (Brazenose, Ox- 
ford) D.D. (honoris causa) Emmanuel Col- 
lege, Saskatoon. 
After five years’ ministry in England came 
to Saskatoon as New Testament Professor. 
Then St. John’s Winnipeg. Was Overseas 
Chaplain from 1916 to 1919. Spent the next 
twenty years in England. Canon of South- 
wall Cathedral. Principal Emmanuel Col- 
lege Saskatoon 1937. Principal of Diocesan 
College 1941. 
Is a fervent supporter of the Earl of Ox- 
ford as the author of the plays by some 
attributed to William Shakespeare. 

This chair will be filled in 1950 by G. B. 
Caird, Ph.D. (Oxon.). He is an English Con- 
gregational Minister who, for the last four 
years, has been a professor at St. Stephen’s 
College, Edmonton. 

Closely associated with the Faculty is Dr. G. 
G. D. Kilpatrick, who teaches Homiletics and 
Pastoral Theology. Dr. Kilpatrick, ably sup- 
ported by Dr. Ferguson, has been in the fore- 
front of the campaign to establish a Faculty of 
Divinity. 


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Philosophy of Religion. J. S. Thomson. M.A. 
D.D., LL.D., F.R.C.S. and Dean of Divinity. 
The new Dean is a Scot whose “speech be- 
wrayeth” him. He was educated at Glasgow 
University and Trinity College, Glasgow. After 
ten years’ ministry in Scotland he came to 
Canada in 1930 as Professor of Systematic 
Theology at Pine Hill, Halifax. He was there 
until 1937, From 1937-1949 he was President of 
the University of Saskatchewan. 

In the First Great War he served with the 
Cameron Highlanders and became a lance- 
corporal and was commissioned in the Rifle 
Brigade which he left as captain. In 1918, in 
the Retreat of the Fifth Army his battalion 
was reduced from 800 to 51 and Second Lieute- 
nant Thomson, as he then was, found himself 
in command and took them out of action. When 


DEA! J. S. THOMSON (Continued on page 57) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


The Athletics Situation at Mcbil 


Director of Athletics Stresses Problems in 
Answer to Letter in “The McGill News” 


by Vie Obeck, 
Director of Athletics. 


HAVE been invited by the editor of The 

News to reply to points raised by Dr. E. 
E. Robbins, ’06, in a letter which appeared in 
“Voice of the Graduates” department of the 
last issue of “The McGill News”. Dr. Robbins’ 
criticisms may be conveniently classed under 
four headings. 

First, Parking Lot: Dr. Robbins spoke of the 
entrance to the parking lot, “a muddy, rutted 
road”. Plainly this problem is a financial one 
and we are intent on using our money where 
it will do the most good. Our Budget Com- 
mittee, the Athletics Board and the Students 
Athletics Council do not feel at present that 
the money necessary to improve this road 
should be expended for this purpose. It is the 
concensus of opinion that such money may be 
put to better purpose to help all other athle- 
tic teams who are now operating on a very 
stringent budget. 

Our athletics budget problems are big ones. 
Last year we operated on a budget with an 
anticipated deficit of about $13,000. By watch- 
ing expenditures carefully and thanks to the 


TIPS FOR TYROS: McGill’s director of athletics and foot- 
ball coach, Vic Obeck, seated, recently made several 
appearances at graduates’ branches in Ontario where he 
had opportunities to chat with potential McGill students 
from various high schools. 


excellent support of graduates andoublic alike, 
we finished up the year without adeficit. 

The present 1949-50 budget has ‘een framed 
with an anticipated $5,000 deficit Due again 
to the first class support of footbll and with 
the revenue from the play-off gamen Toronto, 
I feel sure that we will again »alance the 
budget. But, in spite of this, any :apital out- 
lay on repairs must be carefully considered. 

Second, Entrance Gates: Dr. Robbins feels 
that something could be done abut the en- 
trance gates being too far removd from the 
parking lot. Here again more capial expendi- 
tures are involved. But we do intad to try to 
do something about this in the coning season. 

Third, Lighting: Even with the new lights 
which were installed last fall, I agee that the 
system remains inadequate. Hovever, next 
season plans are in hand to try todlay exhibi- 
tion games on Saturday afternoos. We will 
definitely open the season on Satirday, Sept. 
23, with an exhibition game agains the Sarnia 
Imperials. If the game against tk Alouettes 
has to be played at night, it will tke place at 
the baseball stadium. 

Fourth, Exhibition Games: [:. Robbins’ 
criticizes the calibre of exhibitiongames and 
complains that the season tickts did not 
include the game against Alouetts. Well, we 
are definitely trying to improve tle calibre of 
our exhibition games. As to thegame with 
Alouettes, it is hardly possible to aclude such 
in the season ticket price, as Alorette season 
ticket holders would also have tc be accom- 
modated. 

We most certainly appreciate te fine sup- 
port of graduates who have loyall: stood with 
us through the years and you maype sure that 
we hope to rectify as many “beefs as possible 
as. time goes on. 

I am firmly convinced that ithletics at 
McGill are on the up grade. Thee is a new 
spirit on the campus. And I am aick to say 
that I appreciate any suggestionsto improve 
our athletics situation. But ther are many 
problems to tackle and let us fice them in 
order of their importance, until, eentually we 
trust, all will be ironed out. 


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THE PRINCIPAL’S PAGE... 


East and West of Suez 


by Dr. F. Cyril James 


When I set out on my recent trip, I thought 
of it in terms of stopping-places: London, 
Malta, Cairo, Bahrain, Karachi, Delhi, Lahore, 
Karachi again, Alexandria, Nairobi, Kongwa, 
Mwadui, London — and back to Montreal. 
(Much credit is due to T.C.A. and B.O.A.C. 
for the fact that I arrived in each of these 
places on time, and found myself back at 
Dorval two hours ahead of schedule). I must 
confess, however, that there were occasional 
moments on the trip, moments which occurred 
most frequently when I had already been in 
the air several hours and when the prospect 
of a comfortable bed on terra firma seemed 
distant, at which I thought mathematically of 
a journey of 22,000 miles fitted into less than 
four weeks and, if I may add a third set of 
ideas, I have since my return to Montreal 
wondered how all of the impressions garnered 
from so many places will sort themselves into 
a kaleidoscopic pattern. 


There Are Indeed Many 
Lessons To Be Learned 


On such a journey one cannot help but re- 
member Kipling. “Put me somewhere East of 
Suez, where the best is like the worst’. What 
does he mean? If: the western world, on his- 
toric occasions, had responded as wisely and 
generously to provocation as did India and 
Pakistan during the past two years there 
would have been fewer wars. If we in the west 
could work as hard, and give as little heed to 
our own economic wants, the world might be 
richer and more comfortable. If we sustained 
as high a level of courtesy, life would be 
pleasanter. 


Perhaps Kipling came nearer the truth in 
the opening lines of his border ballad :— 


“Oh East is East, and West is West, 
And never the twain shall meet 

*Til earth and sky stand presently 
At God’s great Judgment Seat. 

But there is neither East nor West, 
Border nor breed nor birth 

When two strong men stand face to face 

Though they come from the ends of the earth”. 


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It is not the diversity of problems and the 
contrast of atmosphere that counts, but the 
fundamental similarities of men and women. 
In almost all of the places where I stayed long 
enough to have an opportunity to meet them, 
I found McGill graduates, so that East and 
West fused into a single pattern of memory 
and conversation. 


With the work of the McGill Society of 
Great Britain, under the honorary presidency 
of my friend and predecessor, the Honourable 
Lewis W. Douglas, you are already familiar 
from previous notices that have appeared in 
these pages so that I shall not elaborate on the 
pleasant fact that I was able to be present at 
its annual meeting at London House. 


A Dentist In Delhi; 
Fond Reminiscences 


I had not, however, expected to meet in 
Delhi Dr. P. P. Sahni, D.D.S. 1938, who is listed 
in the Directory as a resident of Lahore where 
he had been known for years as one of the 
leading dentists. As I sat in his new home, he 
and his charming wife told me of their flight 
from Lahore at the time of partition, and 
others told me of the magnificent way in 
which, unlike so many other of the millions of 
refugees, Dr. Sahni had already established 
himself both in Delhi and in the hearts of 
grateful patients among its citizens. 


Equally unexpected was my meeting with 
Mr Metzger who is now the managing pro- 
prietor of the Hotel Cecil in Alexandria and 
of other hotels at Ramleh and Mersa Matruh. 
I had been advised to stop at the Cecil for a 
meal while I was in Alexandria, between 
planes, and had been told that the owner was 
a Canadian. Our conversation revealed that he 
had left McGill in the early days of the first 
World War to go overseas with one of the first 
Canadian units and that since the results of 
his wounds made Montreal’s climate inappro- 
priate (a feeling that I shared when I landed 
at Dorval in 14 degrees below zero!) he had 


THE McGILL NEWS 


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not been back to McGill for more than thirty 
years, Our conversation that evening was 
a feast of reminiscence. 


Among the members of the Faculty at Ali 
gargh, great Muslim University in the heart 
of India, I found Dr. Wasid who had gained 
his doctoral degree at Macdonald College a 
year ago and, as I sat on the porch of the 
Norfolk Hotel, in Nairobi, one evening, con- 
trasting with my memories of Montreal in 
January the glorious jacarandas and bougain- 
villia in full bloom across the street, I found 
Mr. David Neville who, ten years after winning 
his B.A. at McGill, is managing a colourful 
Kenya plantation in that region where the story 
of “Trader Horn” was filmed not many years 
ago, and it is only five hundred miles from 
Nairobi to Mwadui, where Dr. Williamson has 
established on the foundation of his great 
diamond mine one of the most progressive and 


IN NEW DELHI: Principal and Vice-Chancellor F. Cyril 
James talks with Shric Rajagopalachari, the then gov- 
ernor general of India, at a reception at government 
house in New Delhi. 


prosperous communities in the whole of Tan- 


ganyika. 


Famous McGill Graduate 
In Great Community Work 


My visit to Dr. Williamson was no surprise. 
He had invited me to stay with him before I 
left Montreal, and was kind enough to send 
his plane to take me to Mwadui. But, having 
seen a little of East African communities 
during the preceding days, it was fascinating 
to contrast my impressions of other towns and 
villages with the new hospital building, the 
clubhouse and the staff bungalows at Mwadui. 
There were even acacia trees lining the new- 
made roads in a region where even the scrub 
is stunted, and a great reservoir of water 
behind the newly constructed dam. In the 
whole of Tanganyika there are but two enter- 
prises of world-wide importance: The Over 
seas Food Corporation of the British Govern- 
ment, which is responsible for the much-de- 
bated ground-nuts scheme, and Williamson 
Diamonds Ltd. I was proud, for McGill, to 
see how great was the achievement of the 
private enterprise and personal ability of Dr. 
Williamson. 


East of Suez, and West of it, McGill grad 
uates have made their mark in the distant 
countries of the world. To you, the members 
of the Graduates’ Society, each of them sent 
warm greetings and I know that each of you 
endorsed in your hearts the greetings from 
McGill that I extended to them. 


Mid-Century Number 


The Summer issue of “The McGill News” 
this year will take the form of a special Mid- 
Century number (see editorial on page 5). 


The story of our University in the first fifty 
years of the twentieth century will be told by 
a number of well-known McGill persons. 


This special number will be well worth 
having in your library. The one way to ensure 
that you will have it is to contribute to the 
Alma Mater Fund which automatically en- 
titles each contributor to a free subscription 
to “The McGill News’. 


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News from the Branches... 


Reports from Canada and U.S.A. 
Indicate Fun and Useful Activity 


by D. Lorne Gales, 


General Secretary. 


ALWAYS look forward to the branch meet- 
I ings, the pleasure of renewing old ac- 
quaintances, the pleasure of seeing the 
increasing interest among graduates in McGill 
and in the Society, and finally the growing 
strength of the branches, with knowledge of 
what they mean to our Society and the Uni- 
versity. It is interesting to thumb through the 
McGill News of the last four years, and note 
the increasing number of pages in the “News” 
devoted to branch notes. My only regret is 
that more graduates don’t really appreciate 
what good fun these branch meetings are and 
the opportunity each meeting presents for in- 
teresting discussions concerning McGill today. 


fn Detroit 


On February 11th the Detroit Branch, under 
the chairmanship of its retiring president, Mr. 
Carl Shapter, held its annual meeting. The 
guest of honour was the Rev. G. Paul Mussel- 
man, rector of Mariners’ Episcopal Church, 
who told us about “The Lighter Side of Skid 
Row”, the street in Chicago where human 
derelicts eventually end up. Mr. Colin Web- 
ster represented the parent society and the 
Alma Mater Fund at the meeting, and Mr. 
Gales showed coloured movies of McGill at 
the meeting. 

It was nice to see present at the meeting 
three former presidents in the persons of Dr. 
Stanley H. Brown, Dr. R. A. MacArthur and 
Dr. Harry Bagley. William “Tiny” Little’s 
toast to the ladies will long be remembered. 


New Type Meeting 


The Windsor graduates, always on the look- 
out to do a service for their Alma Mater, held 
a new type of meeting on January 18th. They 
invited all the high school football coaches in 
the Windsor district to come to a dinner and 
to bring two of their outstanding school ath- 
letes who were interested in attending uni- 
versity, as guests of the local branch. 


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The guest speaker was Vic Obeck and he 
had with him his 45 minute reel of the high- 
lights of last year’s intercollegiate football 
games. 

Mr. Ken Flemming, who chaired the meet- 
ing, Mr. John Stuart, the president of the 
sranch, Bill Grant, and all those graduates who 
participated are to be congratulated on an ex- 
cellent affair. 

On January 19th the McGill Alumnae in 
Ontario stole the show from the McGill Society 
of Ontario by having as their guest of honour 
Vic Obeck. His speech was entitled “How to 
Watcha Football Game” and he answered many 
of the questions that must be puzzling the minds 
of many of us as we watch a game. At the 
conclusion of his remarks he once again 
showed his movie of the highlights of the foot- 
ball season and explained the various plays. 

It was interesting to see so many of the 
younger graduates in attendance at the meet- 
ing. 


In Northern California 


The Northern California Branch of the 
Graduates’ Society held their annual meeting 
on Thursday, December 8th, at the St. Francis 
Hotel. The programme took the form of a 
review of the year’s activities. A discussion 
took place and an advisory committee was set 
up to investigate the possibility of having a 
joint meeting with all Canadian graduates 
during the A.M.A. Convention this Spring in 
San Francisco. 

An election of officers took place and the 
following graduates were elected: 

President: Mr. Harold A. Calkins, B.Sc. 712. 

Vice-President: Dr. Norman Morrison Jr., 

Med. 734. 
Treasurer: Dr. Wm. Fitzhugh Jr., Med. 733. 
Secretary: Mrs. Jewis J. Ruschin. 


Rochester Dinner Party 


Dr. Bill Witherspoon, Med. ’35, and Mrs. 
Witherspoon held a reception in their spacious 
home for the new members of the branch prior 
to the December 3rd meeting of the Rochester 
graduates. A very cheerful dinner party was 
held in the University Club and the branch was 
treated to the best barber shop quartet that 
has been heard in many a year. 


(Continued on page 14) 


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AT DETROIT BRANCH: Left to right, Dr. Stanley H. Brow, M.D. ’20, Past President, Dr. A. MacArthur, M.D. ’18, 
Past President, William D. Little, B.Sc. 07, Carl Shapter, 3.Sc. ’20, Presi , Gerald M. Merritt, BSc. ’26. 


SHERBROOKE MEETING: Some of the members of the Skrbrooke branch at a recent meeting, highlight of which was 
an all-male fashion show. 


“Branch News —” 
(Continued from page 12) 

The new members that were introduced to 
the branch at this meeting were: 

Peter Adelstein, Ph.D. 49; Fred W. Barton, 
Med. 48; Rubin Lewis, Med. ’37; Wr. A. Petry, 
Med. ’32; Joseph S. Tomaselli, Med. ’44; Her- 
man J. Norton Jr., Med. ’44; Miss Elizabeth 
Church, of the Royal Victoria Hospital. 


Cocktail Party 


The New York Branch of the Graduates’ 
Society, under the presidency of E. Percy 
Aikman, held a Sunday afternoon cocktail 
party on December 4th in the Canadian Club 
which was well attended. Mr. F..G. Ferrabee 
and Mr, Colin Webster represented the parent 
society at this function. 


East and West Coast 


On Friday evening December 2nd, two branch 
meetings were held, one on the East Coast, the 
other on the West Coast of the United States. 


The McGill Graduates’ Society of Southern 
California held its annual meeting and banquet 
at “The Masquers Club”. The meeting was 
under the chairmanship of the retiring presi- 
dent, Mr. V. E. Duclos, and the guest of honour 
was Dr. A. S. Raubenheimer, executive vice- 
president of the University of Southern Cali- 
fornia. 

At the business meeting the following offi- 
cers were elected: 


President: Dr. Douglas D. McKinnon, Med. 


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Vice-President: Dr. Romeo J. Lajoie, Med. 
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Secretary: Mr. Maurice H. Fleishman, Arch. 
36. 


Treasurer: Dr. Donat R. Richard, Med. ’37. 


On the East Coast the Beaconsfield Hotel in 
3rookline provided the ideal setting for the 
friendliest, gayest meeting that the New 
England Branch has yet had. The general 
secretary once again did the talking and then 
showed the coloured movies which he had 
taken of McGill. Thereafter, with the help of 
the Littlefield family, Mrs. playing the piano 
and the Doctor singing, a sing-song of un- 
usual proportion took place. The feature of the 
evening was Joe Scott, B.A. ’37, taking pictures 
of the general secretary taking a picture 
(neither picture came out). 


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The retiring president, Mr. O. H. Cheses, 
Arts 40, held an election of officers and the 
following slate was elected: 

President: Dr. G. G. Garcelon, Med. 35. 

Vice-President: Joe R. Scott, Arts ’37. 

Secretary: Bernard J. Rahilly, Arts ‘39. 

Treasurer: Olive Lombard, B.Sc. ’40. 


Chalk River Visit 


Mr. Eric Leslie, Mrs. Leslie, Mr. and Mrs. 
Ferrabee and the general secretary took a trip 
to Ottawa, Chalk River and Noranda, arriving 
in Ottawa in time for the annual meeting on 
November 28th. Mr. Bernard M. (Bunny) 
Alexandor, Law ’31, was elected president, suc- 
ceeding John H. McDonald. 

On November 29th, with the help of Dr. 
David Keyes, a group of graduates working 
in Chalk River met together and discussed the 
possibility of forming a Chalk River Branch of 
the Society. Dr. G. J. Hardwick, B.Sc. 742, 
Ph.D. ’44, was appointed provisional chairman 
of the group. 


The Noranda Branch, under the chairman- 
ship of Mr. R. V. Porritt, B.Sc. ’22, held an out- 
standing meeting at Noranda Hotel on Novem- 
ber 30th. Some fifty graduates and their wives 
and husbands attended the dinner, some coming 
from as far away as Kirkland Lake to the 
meeting. 
Mr. Ferrabee brought the group up to date 
on Graduates’ Society activities and the latest 
happenings at the University, following which 
a short coloured film taken last Fall around 
the University was shown. 
A short business meeting concluded the 
evening’s entertainment and the following 
slate of officers was elected: 
President: J. Allan Perham, Eng. 738. 
Vice-President: Clayton E. Anderson, M.Sc. 
20. 

Committee: William J. Lecky, Eng. 732; W. 
S. Row, B.Sc. ’27; K. MclI. Dewar, B.Sc. 
27, Dr. Stewart D. McKinnon, Med. 730. 


At Philadelphia 


On November 12th the Philadelphia Branch 
of the Graduates’ Society had its annual meet- 
ing in the form of a dinner and movies. 

The dinner was well attended and the follow- 
ing slate of officers was elected: 


(Continued on page 45) 


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AT NORANDA: J. A. Perham, Eng. '38, president; Earle Anderson, Med. ’88, vice-president; R. V. Porritt, Science 
22, immediate past president; Ken Dewar, Science ’27, John Leckie, Eng.’32, 8S. D. McKinnon, Med. ’30, directo 


not present, W.S. Row, Science ’27, and Ron Hopper, Science ’25, directors. 


AT CHALK RIVER: Standing, left to right, G. W. Hatfield, Science ’31; Dr. L. Yaffe, Ph.D. ’43; F. G. Ferrabee, Science 
"24; I. N. MacKay, Eng. ’36; Dr. T. J. Hardwick, B.Sc. ’42, Ph.D. ’44; and Dr. A. J. Ferguson, B.Sc. ’35, Ph.D. ’89. 
Seated, left to right, Eric A. Leslie, B 6, and Dr. David Keys. 


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Ad the meeting of the Southern California branch on December 2, the newly elected officers 
include, left to right: Douglas McKinnon, M.D. ident; Romeo J. Lajoie, M.D. chard, M.D. ’37; 
Maurice H. Fleishman, B.Arch. 86. 


OTTAWA EXECUTIVE: Following the annual mee e Ottawa Branch, left to right, Harold Burland, R C 
Vice-President of the Ottawa Vall John H. McDonald, immediate past president; Bernard M. Alexandor, newly 


elected president of the Branch; and Air Vice Marshal Alan Ferrier, a former p sident. 


DEAN A. SIDNEY BRUNEAU 


Faculty of Lan’s Fine New Home 


tinguished members of the ontreal 
Bench and Bar joined with McGill University 
last month in the formal opening and naming 


of the “first home in more than 100 years” of 


the university’s law faculty, now housed in 
what was formerly the J. K. L. Ross residence 
at 3544 Peel Street. 

Chief Justice O. S. Tyndale, K.C., chancellor, 
declared on behalf of the board of governors 
that “this building shall henceforth be desi 
nated as ‘Chancellor Day Hall of McGill Un 
versity’.” The hall was thus given the name of 
the first chancellor of McGill, a distinguished 
advocate and jurist. 

The opening of the new law headquarters 
was also marked by the first public appearance 
as dean, of A. Sydney Bruneau, K.C., who in 
presiding, voiced the faculty’s desire for the 
continuing close and helpful relationship be- 
tween the school and the Bar of the Province. 

The grateful thanks of the Chancellor, the 
dean and the president of the Law Undergrad 
uates’ Society were expressed to J. W. McCon- 
nell, a governor of the university, for pur 
chasing the home and providing for its reno 
tion. 


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Graduates’ Society Nominations 


For Graduates’ Society Representative on the 
Board of Governors of the University — 
Term 3 years. 


C. J. TIDMARSH, 

B.A. 716, M.A. ’22, M.D. '24, F.A.C.P., F.R.C.P.(C). 

Physician, Montreal. 

Honorary Secretary, Montreal Branch of the Grad- 
uates’ Society, 1939-41, 

Vice-President, Montreal Branch of the Graduates’ 
Society, 1941-’42. 

President, Montreal Branch of the Graduates’ Society, 
1942-’44, 

Member of the Executive Committee of the Society, 
1944-"46. 

President, the Graduates’ Society, 1946-’48. 

President, National Gastroenterological Association. 


For President of the Graduates’ Society —— Term 
2 years. 


JAMES ARTHUR pveELALANNE, 


CBB Mic., B.A. 19. 

Senior Partner, McDonald Currie & Company. 

World War I — University Company, P.P.C.L.I. 

World War II — Brigadier and Vice Adjutant- Gen- 
eral. 

Vice-Chairman of the Westmount Protestant School 
Board. 

Honorary Secretary-Treasurer of the Institute of 
Chartered Accountants of Quebec and Repre- 
sentative on the Dominion Association of Educa- 
tion and Examinations. 

Vice-President, Montreal Branch of the Graduates’ 
Society, 1948-49. ' 


For First Vice-President. — Term 2 years. 


SHIRLEY G. DIXON, 


OBES KG BA lt BS iGie ik 

Senior partner with the firm of Dixon, Claxton, Sene- 
cal, Turnbull & Mitchell. 

World War I — Served with the 19th Battalion, 
1914-19, with the rank of Captain, 

Rayon Administrator under the Wartime Prices and 
Trade Board, 1942-’46. 

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Courtaulds 
(Canada) Ltd., 1949. 


For Members of the Board of Directors of the 
Graduates’ Society — Term 3 years. — Three 
to be elected. 


GORDON D. HULME, 


B:Se..’°31,-M.ELG, 

Manager of the Public Relations and Advertising 
Department of the Shawinigan Water and Power 
Company. 

Former member of the Publicity Committee of the 
Board of Directors of the Graduates’ Society. 


PETER M. LAING, 


B.A. 735 (McGill), B.A. ’38 (Oxon). 

Advocate with the firm of Scott, Hugessen, Mac- 
klaier, Chisholm, Smith & Davis. 

Member of the Inner Temple, London, England. 


JAMES A. deLALANNE 


World War II — 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers, 1939- 
’43, with rank of Captain. Served in France and 
Africa. 

Chairman of the Editorial Board of The McGill 
News, 1948-’50. 


D. ROSS McMASTER, 


KG.) BAe 00, .bicae 30k 

Advocate with the firm of Heward, Holden, Hutchi- 
son, Cliff, Meredith & Ballantyne. 

Served with the Royal Canadian Artillery, 1940-46, 
with the rank of Major. 


LT. COLONEL C. E.-PARISH, 


B.Eng. ’32, M.E.I.C. 

Vice-President of J. L. E. Price & Co., Limited. 

World War II — Canadian Grenadier Guards, 1940- 
’44, Second-in-Command, 28th B.C.R., 1944. C.O., 
28th B.C.R., France, Holland and Belgium, 1944. 
Second-in-Command, Canadian Grenadier Guards. 


G. MEREDITH ROUNTREE, 

BVA: 731, MAw'33. 

Statistician and Assistant to the Comptroller, Cana- 
dian Pacific Railway Company. 

Graduates’ Society of McGill University War Memo- 
rial Campaign Publicity Committee and Group 
Vice-Chairman. 

Research Assistant, McGill Social Science Research 
Council, 1931-’34. 


Additional nominations for any office or for election to the Board of Governors, signed by at 
least fifteen members of the Society entitled to vote, shall be placed on the ballot by the Secre- 


tary if received by him before April 15th. 


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THE McGILL NEWS 


Alumnae Society 


The December meeting of the Alumnae So- 
ciety took the form of a musical evening at 
which senior students of the Conservatorium 
performed. 

On January 23rd, Dr. Charlotte Whitton was 
the guest speaker and a very large number 
turned out to hear her speaking most interest- 
ingly on “An Eye Witness Account of Shat- 
tered Europe”. Dr. Whitton had recently re- 
turned from a four months’ trip to England, 
Germany and Scandinavia, and she gave a 
graphic picture of conditions as she saw them 
there. 

The Annual Bridge was held in R.V.C. on 
February 15th, under the convenership of Miss 
Margaret Dodds. All proceeds of the Bridge 
went to the Society’s Scholarship Fund and a 
substantial amount was raised, which will help 
to endow the Carrie M. Derick Scholarship. 

A preview of events to come shows that Dr. 
James will be the guest speaker on March 13th 
and will talk on his trip to India. The meeting 
in April, which is taking place on the 25th, 
will again this year feature the finals of the 
Alumnae Society Public Speaking Contest for 
High School girls in the senior years. It is 
hoped at this meeting to show the coloured 
moving pictures of the Fashion Show. 


Diamond Jubilee 


The Alumnae Society celebrated its Dia- 
mond Jubilee last November 23rd with a gala 
evening in the Royal Victoria College, high- 
light of which was a Fashion Parade of styles 
of the last 60 years. The costumes which were 
lent by Alumnae members and friends were 
all authentic and many were Paris and London 
models. They ranged from daytime clothes to 
evening gowns and wedding dresses. The pic- 
tures appearing in this issue show a few of 
them. 

Over 500 were present and packed the hall 
in R.V.C. to the limit. Three Wardens of the 
Royal Victoria College were special guests, 
Dr. Roscoe, Mrs. Vaughan, and Mrs. Grant, 
who came from Toronto. Other special guests 
were former presidents of the Alumnae So- 
ciety, the class of ’24 which was also celebrat- 
ing its 25th anniversary reunion, the class of 
R.V.C. ’99, celebrating their 50th anniversary, 
and the youngest class of 1950. At the conclu- 
sion of the show, Mrs. Savage, on behalf of the 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1950 


Alumnae Society, presented an oil painting to 
Dr. Roscoe as a gift to the Royal Victoria 
College on its 50th anniversary. Refreshments 
were served in the Common Room and the 
Lounge of the new wing which gave everyone 
a chance to see this attractive new addition to 
the main building, which was opened this fall. 

Special mention should be made of the time 
and effort put into the fashion show by Mrs. 
Miles Gordon (Kay MacKenzie, Arts ’33) who 
was in charge of collecting and assembling the 
costumes, Mrs. John Pratt (Dorothy Ward, 
Arts ’28) convener, who also played the piano 
for the show and specialty numbers, and Bar- 
bara Whitley, Arts ’40, who kept us entertained 
with her commentary which was both amusing 
and interesting historically. 

A short movie in colour has been made of 
parts of the fashion show and is available for 
showing at graduate meetings. 


R. ee 24 Piinion 


R.V.C. ’24 marked their 25th anniversary 
reunion by a buffet dinner at the Themis Club 
on November 22nd. This turned out to be a 
delightfully reminiscent and biographical eve- 
ning. Betty Massy-Bayly and Eileen Basken 
Harold are to be congratulated on the success 
of the arrangements, both for that evening and 
the following one, when the class of ’24 were 
among the special guests of the Montreal 
Alumnae at their 60th anniversary Fashion 
Show. 


The presence of three out-of-town members 
added to the enjoyment of the evening — Kay 
Dawson Ketchum from Toronto, Jean Mathe- 
son from Ottawa, and Helena Thompson 
Woodhouse, our class president, from Arn- 
prior. Other out-of-town members, unable to 
be present in the flesh, sent letters which re- 
vealed they were with us in thought and the 
spirit of reunion. 

One sad note must be recorded. We had all 
been looking forward to the presence of one of 
our members from Victoria, B.C. — Dorothea 
Hay — and were shocked and deeply grieved 
to learn of her death in a motor accident. Her 
previous visits had always occasioned such 
happy reunions, for those of us resident in 
Montreal, that we felt our loss much more 
keenly on this our 25th. 


Arrangements have already been made to 
hold our 30th reunion, and we hope that all 
those who were unable to be with us in 1949 
will begin planning now for 754. 


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FASHIO 


On the left is a presentation dress of 
about 1912 worn by Donna Merry, 
Arts ’45, seated is Mrs. Kenny Farmer 
(Lorayne Strachan, Arts ’37) in a navy 
satin of the same era with THE HAT 
of the show, lavishly trimmed with 
flowers, net and satin ribbon, and on 
the right, Betty Nixon in a Gibson 
Girl dress. 


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Mrs. G. F. Savage, president of the 
Alumnae Society, is helping Mrs. Mal- 
colm Mackenzie (Margery Gaunt, 
Arts °41) with the finishing touches on 
hor beaded evening dress of the late 
1920's while Lisette Meriot is all ready 
in a dress worn about 1912. 


CARNIVAL QUEEN OF 1950, ANNE DOHAN 


| generally gathered on top of Mount Royal to 


: witness the start of the proceedings when a 
fireworks display and a snowshoe race were 


4 included on the program. 


: 
; The following day saw a special trainload of 
i skiiers, blessed with excellent weather condi- 
i tions, hieing themselves to divers points in the 
Laurentians to participate in a well-organized 


The highlight of the Carnival occurred on 

Friday evening at the Forum when nine thou- 

e sand onlookers watched a bitterly fought inter- 

<u collegiate hockey game between McGill and 

the University of Montreal (the latter was the 

victor in an overtime contest) and, finally, the 

: piece de resistance, — the crowning of the 

5 Carnival Queen, whose identity had remained 

a successful secret until the very last. (See 
pictures on these pages.) 


i program of ski competitions. 
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For story and picture of the Macdonald College 
annual carnival, see page 28. 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1950 


No Greater Devotion 


Peter William MacFarlane, who was for 
twenty-one years the superintendent of Build- 
ings and Grounds of the University, died on the 
third of December, 1949. A wounded veteran 
of the first World War, in which he won the 
D.C.M. with the Scottish Highlanders, he was 
Regimental Sergeant-Major with the Black 
Watch for many years and was always inter- 
ested in military matters. His real love, how- 
ever, was for McGill, and he showed this love 
by the tremendous pride he took in the Uni- 
versity’s doings and the great care he exercised 
over every job he did for it. He was absolutely 
reliable, and when he promised a colleague that 
something should be done, that colleague 
stopped worrying. I remember how, year after 
year, when, thanks largely to him, we had run 
a Convocation with what seemed to be ade- 
quate efficiency, he would write me a letter 
with half-a-dozen useful suggestions for im- 
proving the ceremonies the following year, for 
if there was the slightest hitch or delay, it 
worried him, and something had to be done to 
prevent its recurrence. It was hard to live up 
to the standards he set. 


Among the big rush jobs that he did without 
thought of his own convenience or leisure 
were the preparation of Dawson College for 
a thousand students in a brief two weeks and 
the converting of Air Force huts at Lachine 
into the Peterson Residences for married 


veterans. 


Graduates who remember the buildings and 
grounds as they were in the early twenties 
will agree that ‘Mac’ achieved a great deal for 
the University and has left his mark all over it. 
We can imagine his spirit now haunting the 
grounds in the winter in anxiety lest the snow 
should be allowed to remain on the roads, or 
the surface get too slippery, and in the summer 
watching over the Convocation and then care- 
fully inspecting the work of the painters and 
carpenters preparing the buildings for the next 
session. We have had many more eminent men 
here but none with a greater devotion to their 
work for the University. paddies DE: 


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McGill—From Strength to Strength 


But Principal's Annual Report Points to Number 
of Serious Problems Which Must Be Faced 


News to reproduce in the Spring issue excerpts 
from the annual report of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor. A major portion of Dr. F. Cyril 
James’ annual report for 1949 is presented below. 


lt continues to be the practice of The McGill 


HE McGill Fund Campaign, as a result of 

the generous gifts of many friends to each 
of whom this University owes a deep debt of 
thanks, added more than eight millions of 
dollars to our total endowments during the 
early weeks of the past session. From the 
Province of Quebec a special grant of $1,500,- 
(000 was received as the largest single contribu- 
tion to the campaign, while the City of Mont- 
real contributed $1,250,000 and 4,760 individuals 
or corporations subscribed a total of $5,250,- 
388. These gifts, coming as they do at a time 
when the financial problems of the University 
are acute, have brought material aid and warm 
encouragement to all members of the Uni- 
versity. I express the thanks of each of them 
when I voice McGill’s appreciation. 

The success of the McGill Fund Campaign 
was due in large measure to the work of 
Mr. G. Blair Gordon, the General Chairman, 
and to that of Messrs. J. G. McConnell, Hart- 
land Molson, Henry W. Morgan and J. K. 
Wilson, who served as General Vice-Chairmen. 
Each of these gave generously of his time and 
energy, as did all of the hundreds of men and 
women who served on the various committees 
and teams. To each of them I want to offer 
the warm thanks of the University, and I 
should also like to express the hope that the 
wholehearted cooperation of the academic and 
the business community which characterized 
this campaign may long continue to our mutual 
benefit. 


The Alma Mater Fund 
Sets A Fine Record 


Independently of the McGill Fund, but work- 
ing in close association with it, the McGill 
Graduates’ Society launched the Alma Mater 
Fund Campaign, under the chairmanship of 
Mr. E. P. Taylor. 

Although the Graduates’ Society has in the 
past conducted campaigns to raise money for 
particular university needs, the most recent 
and most successful of which was the War 


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Memorial Campaign under the chairmanship 
of Mr. Eric A. Leslie, the Alma Mater Fund 
represents the first general effort to persuade 
all graduates of McGill to contribute to the 
general revenues of the University by way of 
regular annual gifts. The basic idea is not new. 
It has long been apparent that private univer- 
sities must depend increasingly upon small 
annual contributions from thousands of indivi- 
duals, rather than on princely gifts from a 
small circle of friends, since income taxes and 
estate duties make it difficult in our generation 
for those friends to build up large fortunes. 
In point of fact, this University has for a 
decade been receiving annual subscriptions 
from the McGill Associates, and some contri- 
butors from the United States have made 
similar gifts through the Friends of McGill 
University, Incorporated. 

The idea, I repeat, is not new, but the gen- 
erous response of the Board of Directors of 
the Graduates’ Society to the financial needs of 
the University has given tremendous encour- 
agement to every member of the Board of 
Governors and the teaching staff. The creation 
of the Alma Mater Fund was itself an achieve- 
ment; but a still greater achievement is marked 
by the fact that the first year’s operations of 
that Fund have established a North American 
record. 


More Students Than At 
Any Time In McGill History 


The detailed statistics of student enrolment 
during the past session, show that more men 
and women were studying at McGill than 
during any previous year of its history. A 
total of 8,240 students came from every Prov- 
ince of Canada (including the new Province of 
Newfoundland), from most of the states of the 
United States, and from forty-six other coun- 
tries. More than thirty churches were encom- 
passed in their religious affiliations. 

Approximately half-.of these students came 
from the Island of Montreal. Almost one fifth 


THE McGILL NEWS 


were from outside Canada. In those two simple 
statements there is a factual representation of 
the infinite opportunity for the broadening of 
individual horizons and expansion of personal 
contacts which is open to each student who 
enters this University, entirely apart from the 
more formal educational opportunities offered 
by the curriculum. This mingling of races, 
creeds and languages, from the mediaeval 
origins of modern universities, has been an 
essential element in the concept of universitas. 
These men and women who come to McGill 
from the far corners of the earth enrich the 
lives of students whose homes are in the 
Province of Quebec. When they travel back 
to their distant homes they carry with them 
a deeper appreciation of Canada and its people. 


Number Of Veterans Will 
Decline Very Rapidly 


Four years have passed since the conclusion 
of hostilities, and the number of veteran stu- 
dents will decline rapidly during the next three 
years. Few, if any, veterans will be in attend- 
ance at Canadian universities in the autumn 
of 1952, but there is a good deal of evidence 
to suggest that Canada has learned during the 
past ten years the great importance of higher 
education both to the individual and to the 
nation. Even in 1945-46 there were 3,840 
civilian students registered at McGill, a figure 
substantially above the records of all pre-war 
sessions, and during the past session the num- 
ber of civilian students rose to 4,876, in spite 
of the fact that the academic requirements for 
admission have been sharply raised and aca- 
demic fees increased. 

Postponing for a moment the detailed con- 
sideration of this financial problem, it should 
be pointed out that the task of providing the 
physical facilities for education and research 
has grown tremendously during the past dec- 
ade. In previous Annual Reports I have 
recorded the fact that, to meet the emergency 
which existed during the post-war years, 
McGill University obtained from the Depart- 
ment of National Defence the temporary oc- 
cupancy of R.C.A.F. premises at Lachine and 
at St. Johns, Que. but, entirely apart from 
these premises, our investment in lands and 
buildings has risen from $14,593,107 in 1939-40 
to a total of $18,694,544 at the end of the past 
session. Three quarters of this increase has 
occurred since the end of the war, largely as 
a result of several generous gifts, and when 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1950 


it is remembered that these accounts are made 
up on the basis of actual cost of construction 
or, in the case of many gifts of real property, 
a nominal value placed upon the property by 
the donor, it is apparent that McGill has made 
a significant start on its programme of provid- 
ing adequate facilities for the higher educa- 
tion of its students. 

At the present time, including Macdonald 
College, Dawson College and the Peterson 
Residences, the total area of land used by the 
University amounts to 2,044 acres. Its build- 
ings number 177, if both permanent and tem- 
porary buildings are included, and the total 
cubic capacity of these buildings is approx- 
imately forty-one million cubic feet. During 
the past session, 21,383 tons of coal were pur- 
chased to heat these premises, and 5,909,418 
kilowatt hours of electric energy were con- 
sumed in the lighting of buildings and the 
operation of electrical equipment. Total con- 
sumption of water exceeded two hundred mil- 
lion gallons during the year, and the aggregate 
budget of the Department of Buildings and 
Grounds for the maintenance and operation of 
the University’s physical facilities exceeded 
one million dollars. 

In view of the magnitude of these opera- 
tions, and of the retirement of Mr. P. W. 
MacFarlane, who has served the University 
splendidly during the past twenty-one years 
as Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, 
it has been decided for the time being to segre- 
gate the responsibilities of maintenance and 
operation from those for new construction. 
Mr. W. A. Herron has been placed in charge 
of the former and Mr. R. G. Defries has been 
given direct responsibility for all of the details 
of new construction already under way or con- 
templated in the near future. 


University Staff 

Expressing in dollars and cents the financial 
results of expanding student enrolment and 
growing facilities, the accounting records of 
the past session indicate a total expenditure 
of $7,129,761. Approximately half of this ex- 
penditure, $3,741,654, was accounted for by 
the payment of wages and salaries, while an- 
other $1,820,993 represents the purchase of 
equipment. 

At the present moment, if all the activities 
of the University are included, there are 2,273 
men and women in receipt of salaries and 


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Early Days at Royal Victoria College 


by Hilda D. Oakeley, 
Warden of R.V.C., 1899-1905 


ARRIVED in Montreal as the first Warden 
I of the Royal Victoria College, founded for 
the women students by Lord Strathcona who 
represented Canada in England. This was I 
think the first residential college for women in 
Canada. There are a number of residential 
Halls and Colleges for women in the United 
States, several of which I visited in my early 
days, as I felt that we might learn something 
from them, as well as from the British Col- 
leges. 


On my arrival at the Royal Victoria, towards 
the end, I think, of October 1899, I found three 
resident students awaiting me, and the fourth, 
Maude Parkin (Mrs. William Grant) daughter 
of the well-known Dr. George Parkin, soon 
appeared. Her father travelled all over the 
Empire visiting the Colonies (now Dominions), 
and advocating a Union or Federation of all 
Universities connected with Britain. Miss 
Cameron (Mrs, Vaughan), a brilliant McGill 
student, and Lecturer in English, also soon 
arrived, and Miss Clara Lichtenstein, (Music). 
It was hoped that we might have a Music De- 
partment. Mlle. Milhan (from Paris) came a 
few weeks later. 


The end of the year 1899 was approaching, 
and the Boer War was in progress. Early on 
a snowy Winter morning my staff and I were 
summoned to the head of the steps, by the 
arrival of a crowd of McGill students, calling 
on us to come out. They announced the Relief 
of Ladysmith and declared their intention of 
unveiling the statue of Queen Victoria. I pro- 
tested that the ceremony was to be performed 
by Lord Strathcona, on his first visit. However, 
they insisted on carrying off the veil tri- 
umphantly, on their way to visit other Institu- 
tions, promising to bring it back. The unveiling 
by Lord Strathcona, did take place, symbolic- 
ally, a year or two later, when a great gather- 
ing of his friends, and the friends and support- 
ers of McGill, and the R.V.C. was held. 


In order to emphasize the close relation of 
the College to McGill, the Principal, Dr. Peter- 
son, invited me to give the annual University 


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Lecture, my first session. 1 chose the subject 
“History and Progress”. I felt that I did indeed 
belong to McGill when the large number of 
students present shouted at the close, their 
familiar question, “What’s the matter with 
Miss Oakeley” and graciously assured all that 
“she’s all right”. 


I met many of them at the occasional small 
At Homes and dances we instituted in the fine 
R.V.C. Hall, and a few in classes, which Pro- 
fessor Clarke Murray invited me to take. 


I remember Mr. Warwick Chipman (philo- 
sophy) who, as I saw in The Times, has gone 
to India as a representative of Canada, and 
Mr. Lochead (Ancient History), author of the 
article in the McGill News, Winter 1949, also 
the Principal’s young son, Maurice, now Can- 
ada’s distinguished Ambassador in Russia, Sir 
Maurice Peterson. 


The wonderful snowy scenes of the Winter 
made a vivid impression on me after the some- 
what uninteresting Winter climate of England. 
I enjoyed snow-shoeing tramps with friends on 
moon-light evenings. I have heard that ski-ing, 
a more difficult art, is now more popular. I 
wonder whether the delightful horse sleighs 
which sped so swiftly over the icy roads, have 
also vanished in favour of cars, since the snow 
is, I understand, now completely removed. In 
those days there seemed to be a succession of 
little hills and valleys for our sleighs. 


My six years in Canada were amongst the 
happiest of my life. 


Branch President Dies 


It is with deep regret that we have learned 
that Dr. R. H. MacDonald, M.D. ’08, president 
of the Northern Saskatchewan branch, died 
suddenly of a heart attack in New Orleans on 
October 15th. He was attending a convention 
of the International Surgical Association and 
was to deliver a paper om surgery of the chest. 
He was buried October 21 in Saskatoon. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


University Notes... 


Items of Interest at McGill 


by T. H. Matthews, 


Registrar. 


HE Honorary degree of Doctor of Laws 

was conferred upon Dr. James by the 
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, 
during his recent visit to that country. 

An I1.0.D.E. overseas scholarship has been 
awarded to Mr. S. S. Lamb, B.A. 1947. Mr. 
Lamb is a son of the late Professor Harry 
Lamb of the Department of Civil Engineering 
and went to Cambridge, England, in 1947 with 
a Moyse travelling scholarship. He is studying 
for the M.Litt. degree in English. 

R. C. Pratt, B.A. 1947, who has been teach- 
ing at the University of New Brunswick, has 
been awarded a Rhodes scholarship for the 
Province of Quebec. 

Dr. John Williamson, B.A. ’28, M.Sc. ’30, 
Ph.D. ’33, the famous “Diamond King of Tan- 
ganyika”, has sent McGill University a replica 
of the pink diamond he presented to Princess 
Elizabeth. On his way back from India and 
Pakistan, Dr. James visited Dr. Williamson, 
as readers will see on another page. 

Judge Fauteux, the Dean of the Faculty of 
Law, has been appointed to the Supreme Court 
of Canada, and Professor A. Sydney Bruneau 
has been made Dean of this Faculty for the 
remainder of the session. 

Professor George Kimble, the Chairman of 
the Department of Geography and the founder 
of our Geography Summer School, has been 
appointed Director of the American Geo- 
graphical Association and will leave the Uni- 
versity at the end of May. 

Dr. Nicholas Polunin, the Macdonald Pro- 
fessor of Botany, has been asked to give the 
Haley lectures at Acadia University. 

Professor Benjamin H. Higgins, Bronfman 
Professor of Economics, has returned to the 
University after two years as a research pro- 
fessor in the University of Melbourne, 
Australia. 


Travel 


Graduates may imagine that university pro- 
fessors are shut up in their ivory tower rather 
like voluntary prisoners. Actually some of 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1950 


them are decidedly peripatetic. Within the past 
two months, not only has Dr. James been to 
India, Pakistan, England, and Central Africa, 
but he has found time since his return to see 
the Prime Minister in Ottawa and to visit 
Quebec on University business. He is, at the 
time of writing, in Jamaica for the laying of 
the foundation stone of the new University 
College of the British West Indies. While in 
Jamaica, Dr. James will speak to the local 
branch of the Graduates’ Society. 

Other professors have also moved about. 
Professor Klibansky, of the Department of 
Philosophy, has recently given the Powell lec- 
tures in Philosophy at the University of 
Indiana, and, with Professor Calogero of the 
same Department, attended the Inter-Amer- 
ican Congress of Philosophy in Mexico City. 

Professor Hare of the Department of Geo- 
graphy, was flown up to North Greenland and 
Baffinland at the end of February, to study ice 
conditions there. 

Professor Keirstead, William Dow Professor 
of Economics and Political Science, has been 
in New York to attend the American Economic 
Association meeting. Professor Waygood of 
the Department of Botany and Professor Kal- 
mus ofthe Department of Genetics attended 
the convention of the American Association 
for the Advancement of Science, late in De- 
cember. 

Professor Boyes and Professor Boothroyd 
of the Department of Genetics attended a 
meeting of the Genetics Society of America in 
New York in the same month. Professor R. D. 
Gibbs of the Department of Botany has visited 
the University of New Brunswick. 

Professor Purves of the Chemistry Depart- 
ment has been in London, Ontario; and Mr. 
Matthews attended a conference of the Amer- 
ican Council of Education in Chicago in De- 
cember and has recently been at the University 
of Western Ontario. 

Dean J. S. Thomson of the Faculty of 
Divinity has been lecturing at the University 
of Toronto. 

Professor Arthur Lismer has recently been 
to Toronto, where there was a special exhibi- 
tion of his paintings at the Toronto Art Gal- 
lery. While there, he was the guest of honour 
at a dinner given for him at the Arts and 
Letters Club. 

In spite of this, the work of the University 
in Montreal is still being carried on. 


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MACDONALD CARNIVAL: The Queen of Macdonald College’s athletics weekend, Sue Jarvis of Ottawa (wearing crown) 
poses at the campus rinkside with her maids of honor at the annual ice carnival. They are, from left to right: Dolly 
McFeeters, Sue Jarvis, Margaret Sidall and Louise Beaulieu. 


Macdonald’s Annual Ice Carnival | 


HE crowning of Miss Sue Jarvis as car- the annual hockey game between the women’s 

nival Queen-of 1950, highlighted the college team and the West Indian students. 
annual ice-carnival held at Macdonald College This was a riotous affair and ended up with the 
on the evening of February 3rd. In an im- West Indian gang winning by the score of 
pressive ceremony that was preceded by a Stoo 


torchlight parade to the rink, Mr. A. B. Walsh, 
honorary president of the Literary and De- 
bating society and registrar of Macdonald 
College, crowned the young Ottawa Miss. This 
terminated a vigorous ten day election cam- 
paign and at the same time officially opened 
the evening’s festivities. 


Following the hockey game there were 
races, a tug-of-war, a broom ball game, and 
then free skating for the onlookers. The crowd 
then adjourned to the college foyer for a feed 
of hot dogs, and later to the gymnasium to 


participate in one of the largest square dances 


ever seen at Mac. 
Following the crowning, Miss Margot 


Winters, the queen of 1949, presented flowers The queen and her attendants made an 
to Mrs. Walsh and to the new queen. The appearance at the dance and were presented 
group then moved to the throne which had with gifts. Miss Jarvis made a short speech 
been erected at the side of the rink and the thanking her supporters and then awarded 
royal party ascended it to reign over the rest prizes to the winning skaters. 


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of the night’s activities. The queen was at- The festivities of the evening were planned 


tended throughout the evening by the runners and carried out by Miss Barb Church, Mr. L. 
up, who were Miss Louise Beaulieu, Miss Wilkinson, and Mr. Bill Ritchie, presidents of 
Dolly McFeeters, and Miss Margaret Sidall, the women’s and the men’s athletics, and the 


The first event on the varied programme was Literary and Debating societies respectively. 


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Buildings 


One of our old buildings has come down, two 
other buildings have been newly occupied, and 
two buildings are being designed. 

The old Conservatorium has gone and 
pedestrians on Sherbrooke Street have a new 
and pleasant view of the Royal Victoria Col- 
lege. The Faculty of Music has moved into 
the house formerly occupied by the Interna- 
tional Labour Organization on Drummond 
Street. The Faculty of Law and the Depart- 
ment of Psychology have moved from their 
old quarters into the Ross House on Peel 
Street, which is now called Chancellor Day 
Hall. 

University departments and architects and 
even contractors are poring over blueprints of 
the new Physical Sciences Centre and the new 
University Library. Construction of the new 
Eaton Electronics Laboratory is already under 
way. 


Lectures 


Field-Marshal Lord Wavell gave the annual 
memorial lecture at Macdonald College to a 
crowded and appreciative audience. This ex- 
cellent lecture is to be published. We have also 
had an unusual number of inaugural lectures, 
described on another page. 


Among the visiting lecturers to the Uni- 
versity has been Professor Friedmann of the 
University of Melbourne, Australia, who is an 
authority on International Relations. 


1949 — 6,074 graduates and former undergraduates subscribed 


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Campus Doings 

Among the visitors to the University have 
been the French Ambassador, Hubert Guerin; 
the Indian High Commissioner, S. K. Kirpi- 
lani; and Professor H. Burton, the Principal 
of the University College of Canberra, Aus- 
tralia. 

Professor Ramsay Traquair visited the Uni- 
versity recently on his way from his home in 
Guysborough, N.S., to Jamaica, where he is 
spending the winter ; he was in excellent health 
and his usual good conversational form. 

Bill Gentleman (Arts 1870-1944), looking 
very fit, has been back to inspect the building 
he governed as the most benevolent of dic- 
tators. 

The Red and White Revue, “Subway or 
Other”, has come and gone and has left very 
pleasant memories but, as yet, no subway. It 
was one of the very best revues the students 
have produced. 

French has been added to the subjects for 
which McGill offers the Ph.D. degree. 

There is also a new degree in Divinity, the 
Sanctae Theologiae Magister (S.T.M.), the 
hood of which will be that of the B.D. without 
the fur. 

The University has two new hoods, but, 
having run out of colours, has decided that 
these shall be variegated. The hood of the 
degree of Doctor of Applied Science is in 
scarlet cloth, with one half lined in pale green 
(as in Ph.D.) and one half lined in yellow 
(as in B.Sc.); the lining of the hood of the 
degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts is one half 
pale blue (as in the B.A. hood) and one half 
white. 


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Dissecting the Alumni Bady 


How to Whip U, Ip Wider Interest Amongst Graduates 
is Studied by American Alumni Council 


by D. Lorne Gales, 
General Secretary, McGill Graduates’ Society. 


HAD the pleasure of representing our So 

ciety at the District No. 1 Conference of the 
American Alumni Council early in January this 
year. 

For those of you who are unfamiliar with 
the organization known as the American 
Alumni Council, let me say that it is composed 
of representatives of the alumni associations 
of American and Canadian universities and 
colleges. The organization is divided up into 
districts, and District No. 1 represents the 
Eastern Canadian and the New England uni- 
versities and colleges. These conferences are 
always interesting because the leaders in the 
various fields of alumni work give papers on 
matters of common interest, and there is an 
opportunity to discuss with these representa- 
tives the various problems that are encoun- 
tered in day to day alumni work. 


Canadian Alumni Problems 
Similar To Those In U.S. 


The District did me the honour of inviting 
me to present the opening paper, and I chose 
for my subject “A Canadian Looks at the 
Problems of Alumni Organization”, From my 
observations in the last four years I find that 
our problems are very similar to those encoun- 
tered by the various alumni organizations in 
the States. We have one problem in common, 


and that is the vast body of alumni who, for 


some reason or other, are uninterested in either 
their respective societies or their universities. 
My paper, therefore, was largely concerned in 
examining the reasons for this lack of interest 
by this very large group of potential sup- 
porters. 

In the last two years a trend that I have 
noticed while attending these conferences, is 
the effort being made on the part of the lead- 
ing universities and colleges to attract to their 
portals the best type of student. These uni- 
versities are no longer sitting back and wait- 
ing for the students to beat a path to their 
door, they are going out and actively interest- 
ing students all over the country in their 
respective universities. There seem to be three 


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main ways in which this programme is being 
carried out :— first, by excellent sound movies, 
depicting life, for instance, at Princeton, 
secondly, and this is being given increasing 
weight, are alumni admission and scholarship 
committees, carefully briefed and provided 
with excellent literature with which to do their 
work. These committees are organized by the 
various clubs, or branches as we call them, of 
the alumni societies and cover the private 
schools and high schools in their respective 
districts; thirdly, the Deans of Admission, or 
Registrars in our case, travel throughout the 
country talking to the high schools and the 
students who are of scholarship calibre, or 
who are interested in coming to any given 
university. 

Various Phases of Fund- 

Raising Are Examined 

At all-of our sessions a good deal of time 
and thought is given to the various phases of 
fund raising. At this District Conference we 
had a discussion of current trends in fund 
raising. Interesting to note are :— class agents 
are being asked to study their class lists with 
the view to specializing on the best ten per- 
cent of the contributors in the class and making 
this a more or less class special names list so 
as to raise the average and set the pace for 
the class; an endeavour to impress upon grad- 
uates more and more that the future of their 
respective universities depends upon _ their 
annual support, and along this line some of the 
universities are sending out very interesting 
news letters or small bulletins covering uni- 
versity events; a distinct emphasis on personal 
follow-up and personal contact both in classes 
and in districts or branches; in areas where 
there is the largest concentration of graduates, 
i.e., Philadelphia, Boston, New York and Chi- 
cago, dinners are organized for the class agents 
or fund canvassers, at which the President of 
the University, the chairman of the Fund and 
the fund secretary are the main speakers. 

An intensely interesting and excellently 
delivered paper was presented by Professor 
Esther Cloudman Dunn of the Department of 
English, Smith College, entitled “Can the Fac- 

(Continued on page 60) 


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wages but, even if we concentrate our atten- 
tion on the teaching staff, the past decade has 
witnessed a steady growth, as the following 
figures indicate: 


1939-40 1948-49 
PEGLESSOLS hon nee gt, eae ee 88 115 
Associate Professors ..........00.0....: re 24 97 
Assistant Professors fei 52 154 
Lecturers ...... iva 147 232 
Demonstrators and Assistan 162 623 
Total, teaching’ station... 473 1,221 


Much of this increase in staff has occurred in 
the junior ranks, partly because McGill was, 
proportionately to its total establishment, 
understaffed in this regard at the beginning 
of the decade, and partly because the revenues 
of the University have not permitted us to 
make as many senior appointments as the 
several Faculties would like. The past decade, 
as every business man and housewife knows, 
has been a decade of inflation. Wages and 
prices have risen considerably in Montreal, so 
that McGill must increase its expenditures in 
greater ratio than the growth in the student 
body if it is to maintain the quality of its 
educational offerings. 


Arts Faculty 

Turning from the general problems of 
finance to the special activities of the various 
Faculties of the University, McGill is proud 
to record that Professor A. H. S. Gillson, 
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, was 
in the summer of 1948 appointed President of 
the University of Manitoba. Our warm good 
wishes go with him as he undertakes the wider 
responsibilities of his new position. 

Under the leadership of Professor H. N. 
Fieldhouse, who was appointed Dean in June, 
1948, and of Professor H. G. Files, the Chair- 
man of the Humanities Group, the Faculty of 
Arts and Science has during the past session 
been exploring afresh the function of the 
humanities and the way in which these func- 
tions can be satisfactorily performed. The 
comprehensive report on this subject which is 
at present receiving further study from the 
Humanities Group and other members of the 
Faculty offers a restatement of aims which is 
itself a step forward. 

There has been a tendency of late to speak 
as though Letters, stiffened by a little Philo- 
sophy, with History in the rear and Fine Arts 
on the flanks, will supply a liberal education to 
supplement the Sciences. Such ideas are dan- 
gerous. Liberal education is not to be defined 


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as everything except Science, for if Science is 
what we admire it for being—the master of 
the intellectual methods that are proper to its 
own enquiries—then it, too, is a part of liberal 
education. The-thing for which we are looking 
is something of which both Science and Letters 
should be servants; and it might not be far off 
the mark to suggest, with Arnold, that the task 
of the Humanities is to relate the results of 
modern science to questions of human conduct. 

In terms of the academic work of the several 
departments many significant changes have 
occurred. In Mathematics the curriculum has 
been revised to provide a more carefully inte- 
grated series of courses; the Department of 
Fine Arts completed successfully the first ses- 
sion of its formal work and held an interesting 
Spring Exhibition of paintings by its students; 
the School of Commerce instituted new courses 
in Industrial Relations and Marketing. Many 
other examples could be chosen, and the list of 
Staff changes reveals the fact that although 
we have lost some colleagues whom we valued 
both for their personality and their accom- 
plishments, it has proved possible to appoint 
outstanding successors to the posts which they 
left vacant. 


In his report on the year’s work, Dean Field- 
house also emphasizes the fact that a uni- 
versity cannot function in a vacuum. It is 
rooted in the life and history of the community 
to which it belongs: it must have those roots 
well spread in the contemporary circumstances 
of the world which surrounds it. In recogni- 
tion of this fact it can be recorded that, in spite 
of the educational problems presented by an 
enrolment of 3,268 students in the Faculty of 
Arts and Science, many members of that Fa- 
culty rendered outstanding service to the com- 
munity at large. Members of the Department 
of Biochemistry continue to. work with the 
Fisheries Research Board of Canada, the Asso- 
ciate Committee on Dental Research of the 
National Research Council and the Scientific 
Research Bureau of the Province of Quebec. 
Members of the Department of Chemistry are 
collaborating actively with the National Re- 
searchCouncil and the Defence Research Board, 
while members of the Department of Eco- 
nomics and Political Science have served on the 
Superior Labour Council of the Province of 
Quebec and as arbitrators under the Industrial 
Disputes Conciliation Act. It should also be re- 
ported that Professor B.S. Keirstead, the chair- 


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life, dart among the frozen weeds. 
These winter finches go their way 
with the most bitter weather, seeking 
weed seeds and frozen berries. Their 
cheerful activity lends warmth to the 
bleak winter, and they should always 
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man of that Department, is also serving as 
chairman of a Committee on Bi-Cultural Rela- 
tions, made up largely of representatives from 
Laval University and McGill, which has re- 
ceived substantial grants from the Carnegie 
Corporation of New York and the Centre des 
Relations Culturelles of the Government of 
France, to enable it to undertake a compre- 
hensive study of economic and sociological 
problems in the Province of Quebec. 
Professor G. H. T. Kimble has been ap- 
pointed Secretary-General of the International 
Geographic, Union and other members of the 
Department of Geography are serving on the 
Canadian Executive of the Royal Meteoro- 
logical Society and the Canadian Committee 
of the International Union of Geodesy and 
Geophysics. Members of the Department of 
Genetics are collaborating in projects to pro- 
tect the public health and conserve the re- 
sources of the Province of Quebec; geologists 
are participating in the work of the Institute 
of Mining and Metallurgy and the Quebec 
Bureau of Mines; physicists are engaged in 
research projects for the Defence Research 
Board and the National Research Council. 
Within the Department of Psychology a Per- 
sonnel Appraisal Institute has been set up to 
provide technical training in the selection of 
personnel, and thirty-three business firms from 
Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Cornwall and the 
Eastern Townships participated in its work. 
Forty-nine corporations, chiefly from Mont- 


-real, are also collaborating in the work of 


Industrial Relations Centre established under 
the aegis of the School of Commerce. 

Even though this list cannot pretend to be 
comprehensive, it is long enough to suggest 
the many links of cooperative endeavour that 
bind McGill to the community of which it is 
a part; and it must be remembered that mem- 
bers of the Faculty of Arts and Science also 
play a prominent part in the programme of 
University Extension, which was mentioned 
at some length in the Annual Report for 
1947-48. 


Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research 


The simple fact that 622 students were en- 
rolled in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and 
Research; taken together with the informa- 
tion regarding the degrees awarded during the 
past session, is sufficient evidence of the most 
active session in the history of the Faculty. 


36 


In his report on the work of the session, 
Dean D. L. Thomson calls attention to the 
fact that the number of unsuccessful applica- 
tions for admission to our graduate school 
has greatly increased in recent years. Many of 
these applicants come from the United States 
and presumably reflect both the crowding of 
American graduate schools and an increased 
willingness to travel when financial assistance 
is available under the “G. I. Bill of Rights”. 
The unspecialized curricula in vogue in many 
American colleges and in some of the smaller 
Canadian colleges are unsuitable preparation 
for graduate work as we understand it, and 
many of these students can only be admitted 
to a qualifying year. Some of the inquirers 
from the United States are willing to do this, 
but many are obviously frightened off by our 
requirements as stated in the Announcement. 


Many departments of this University, such 
as Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geology, Psy- 
chology and some branches of Engineering, 
receive far more applications from students 
who have at least formal eligibility than they 
can possibly cope with, and are thus able to 
some extent to pick and choose. A few of the 
other departments seem rather inclined to 
accept all comers till they burst at the seams, 
and should be encouraged to be selective. 
Others again seem to get few applications from 
students really in the first class, and too many 
of their entrants are just barely acceptable. 
This applies to many Biological subjects, 
where it is due in part to an influx of dis- 
appointed but still hopeful candidates for 
Medicine, and to some of the Agricultural 
sciences. Where there is no undergraduate 
honours course (as in Anatomy, Genetics and 
Physiology) there is no constant supply of 
pace-setting entrants possessing both high 
standing and adequate preparation. Subjects 
in which the opportunities for employment are 
thought to be poor, such as Philosophy and 
Physiology, also suffer from a scarcity of out- 
standing candidates. 


Continuing his report, Dean Thomson insists 
that there has not been any letting-down of 
standards, either for examinations or for the 
thesis, once the student has been admitted. On 
the contrary, there seems to be a general 
tightening-up, especially in the Humanities, 
though it is very hard to compare one depart- 
ment with another. The Faculty adheres strict- 
ly to the idea that a Master’s or Doctoral thesis 


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“Fram Strength —” (Continued from page 36) 


must be brought to a certain ill-defined level 
before being submitted, even if this takes much 
more than the specified minimum time for the 
degree. This has led, despite the sympathy and 
efficiency of Mr. Knowles, and of Mr. Beck- 
ingham in the local D.V.A. office, to a good 
deal of difficulty over maintenance grants for 
veterans. This Department has properly striven 
to effect economies, and appears to have been 
influenced by other Canadian Universities in 
which it would seem that graduate students 
usually complete their work at a date deter- 
mined before starting, and are not normally 
expected to continue their research during the 
summer vacation. The D.V.A. policy has re- 
cently become clearer, although the Faculty 
is still not in complete agreement with it, and 
the amount of correspondence involved in each 
case has greatly increased. 

A new development during the year has been 
the establishment of a new type of degree, 
Master of Science (Applied) and Doctor of 
Science (Applied), so far sanctioned only for 
the special case of Psychology, when the de- 
grees will be Master of Psychological Science 
and Doctor of Psychologica! Science. The in- 
tention is to recognize the development of new 
professions requiring post-graduate training 
of a professional type, rather than of an aca- 
demic and research type, but not requiring the 
institution of new faculties or schools. The 
programme outlined for the Master’s degree 
in Psychology consists of a year of course 
work followed by a year of supervised training 
on the job, and a final comprehensive examina- 
tion; the Doctor’s degree would require a 
further year of academic work involving some 
research, and two further years of supervised 
practice before the final examination. These 
are heavy requirements, and it is planned to 
maintain the Faculty’s normal standards for 
entrance and for examinations, so that the new 
degrees will not be inferior to, or easier than, 
the somewhat different ones to which we are 
accustomed. It is, indeed, fortunate that such 
a high standard of requirements should have 
been set for the first of these new degrees. 


New Equipment 

It is a pleasure to record the acquisition of 
much new and valuable equipment for research 
by several departments of the University, 
nearly all of it purchased from Government 
grants or other external and special funds. To 


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give a complete account of these added facili- 
ties, and of the research programmes asso- 
ciated with them, is unfortunately impossible 
but, at the risk of seeming to make arbitrary 
selection, the following can be mentioned as 
of special interest. 

The most striking case is that of Physics, 
where the Cyclotron is now in operation and 
ready for experimentation (the problems asso- 
ciated with its design and construction having 
provided valuable educational opportunities for 
some years past) while the Radiation Labora- 
tory is in full and fruitful activity. The plans 
for the Eaton Electronics Laboratory are com- 
plete; the Electron Microscope is in use, and 
the Mass Spectrometer nearing completion; 
while Professor Marshall’s group is breaking 
new ground in Radar Meteorology. Chemistry 
has developed facilities for research in the 
fundamentals of paint and varnish chemistry, 
Biochemistry has been able to establish and 
equip a laboratory for use with radioactive 
isotopes, a field in which many Departments 
are interested and much informal cooperation 
and consultation goes on. At Macdonald Col- 
lege, Agricultural Chemistry has set up a 
similar laboratory and is acting as a service 
department in these matters. Professor Stanley 
has constructed an ingenious apparatus for the 
study by sampling of experimental insect popu- 
lations. Professor Duff’s group which is study- 
ing experimental diabetes has acquired a good 
deal of new equipment. Last, but by no means 
least, mention should be made of the elaborate 
facilities for the study of Gas Dynamics and 
Jet Engines set up under the direction of Pro- 
fessor Mordell in the Department of Mechan- 
ical Engineering. A point worth recording is 
the new departure of the National Research 
Council in making rather large and relatively 
elastic consolidated grants to finance the work 
of Professors Wilder Penfield, J. S. Foster and 
J. S. L. Browne. This seems to be a first step 
in a very desirable direction. 


On a somewhat different subject, it is inter- 
esting to note that the executive committee 
of the Post-Graduate Students’ Society has 
this year developed keen interest in the prob- 
lem of providing facilities for graduate stu- 
dents to educate one another by informal social 
contacts. In an Ohio State University publica- 
tion it is suggested that “Criticism is often 
directed against our graduate education 
because of its specialization. The charge is 


(Continued on page 48) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


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growth of an idea... 


WILL GRANT AWARDS TO 
CANADIAN ARTISTS OF PROMISE 


S ince 1943 Canada Unlimited has been the theme of 
O’Keefe’s advertising. Each year, one phase of the develop- 
ment of our nation has been traced in a series of paintings. 
Some of these paintings have won international awards as 
examples of fine art in advertising. They have brought 
credit and recognition to the many Canadian artists who 
were commissioned to paint them. 


Last year a further step was taken to awaken in the 
minds of Canadians the greatness of this country of ours. 
The O’Keefe Foundation published a book which dramatic- 
ally told the exciting history of our country. Thousands of 
copies of ‘Canada Unlimited’’ have gone to Canadians and 
to other people in all parts of the world. 


In 1950 O’Keefe’s will provide an opportunity for the 
further development of the cultural life of our nation. 


It has been widely recognized that there are many 
hundreds of Canadian artists whose ability deserves public 
support and encouragement. In order to assist these young 
Canadians, O’Keefe’s have established eighteen awards 
ranging in value from $200. to $1000. which will enable 
student artists of promise to further their training. 


These awards will be granted to students between the 
ages of 18 and 30 who show they will benefit most from 
further study. Complete details together with application 
forms may be obtained by writing to The Director, O’Keefe’s 
Art Awards, 47 Fraser Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, to whom 
completed application forms must be sent not later than 
April 15th, 1950. 

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heeping Up With the Times 
Historic Redpath Museum Now Undergoing Changes 
to Ensure Best Presentation of Exbibits 


by Alice Johannsen Turnham, 
Assistant Director, 
McGill University Museum. 


Se is a time for change, and visitors 
to the Redpath Museum this year have a 
unique opportunity to watch an unusual meta- 
morphosis. 

When the Honourable Peter Redpath pre- 
sented the completed building to the University 
in 1883, he made sure that it incorporated the 
best that money could buy. Not a penny was 
spared in its embellishment, Intricate carving 
around the main entrance, currently fashion- 
able terra cotta-coloured walls, and an ornate 
forty-foot high ceiling over the central well 
combined to make it the foremost museum 
building in the country at that time — a fitting 
tribute to the achievements of Sir William 
Dawson and his colleague, Dr. Philip Pearsall 
Carpenter, whose magnificent fossil and shell 
collections remain today as mute evidence of 
the accumulative power of these two brilliant 
scientists. 


In Keeping With Times, 
Redpath Museum Is Changing 


But in the intervening 67 years museum and 
exhibition styles have universally changed. 
The stately atmosphere is giving way to the 
personal touch in museums everywhere. Ob- 
jects are now made to speak for themselves, 
no longer suffered to fade into overwhelming 
backgrounds. And after an unprogressive half 
century the Redpath Museum is at last catch- 
ing up with the times. 

The portrait of Peter Redpath in the entrance 
hall has looked down these past months on an 
unusual series of events. Cheerful colours are 
beginning to dispel the drabness of the dark 
ages. On the second floor the shiny gas jets of 
another era have finally vanished leaving but 
a memory of rare occasions when ladies in 
bustles and gentlemen in frock coats attended 
conversatziones among the skeletons. 

Today, simplified exhibits are gradually re- 
placing the crowded old-style displays where 
countless specimens, cheek by jowl, provided 


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little more than visible storage for museum 
treasures. Patrons of a One Cent Sale may be 
lured by seeing samples of everything in the 
window, but the modern museum visitor is 
repelled by such quantitative methods. Dupli- 
cate and inferior specimens are therefore find- 
ing their way backstage into study collections 
where they may be consulted by students and 
specialists on request. This clears the way for 
more dramatic effects in the teaching exhibits 
and eliminates some of the mental indigestion 
which inevitably fellows when the unaccus- 
tomed eye sees too much at once. 


Special Color Scheme 
Now Being Carried Out 


Current museum practice regards each ex- 
hibition case as a single page in a well illus- 
trated, attractively bound book. Each object 
should bear a distinct message which is com- 
pletely understandable whether lifted from its 
context or viewed as part of a unified whole. 

In line with this theory, a special color 
scheme is being carried out on the walls. Blue, 
for example, will serve as a chapter heading 
for the geological exhibits. Within the cases, 
variations in tints and shades of blue will 
indicate paragraphing in the story, with deeper 
shades possibly reserved for the earliest por- 
tions of the narrative and paler tints for those 
nearer the present. 

Similarily, green has been chosen as the 
zoological chapter colour, with comparable 
variations in tone as one ascends the scale of 
evolution. The colours themselves, quite apart 
from any psychological value, add tremen- 
dously to the attractiveness of the museum 
and serve to accent the specimens to a remark- 
able degree. 

An important part of the top floor reorgan- 
ization will be a Parade of Skeletons, showing 
progressive structural changes among back- 
boned animals. Appropriate explanations and 
suitable backgrounds will convert what is now 
merely an array of bones into a meaningful 
exhibit for students and for the general public. 

Unique plans for a special Mammal Alcove 


(Continued on page 42) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Children and mothers are assured of com- 
fort and security in their own familiar home 
surroundings because a wise father planned 
for their well-being in the event of his death. 


Young People on campuses throughout the 
country acquire valuable university .educa- 
tion, their expenses covered by the pro- 
ceeds of an economical insurance policy. 


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Older Folk enjoy yet another day of happy 
retirement with adequate income provided 
for recreation and travel by the many retire- 
ment plans of the Sun Life of Canada. 


Homes are preserved against forced sale for 
outstanding debt by insurance which pays 
off the mortgage at owner's death, leaving 
the house free of debt for his dependents. 


Trained Sun Life Consultants advise indi- 
viduals and families on how to plan their 
insurance programs to secure fullest advan- 
tages of services offered by life insurance. 


Savings under endowment policies mount 
up steadily and systematically, ensuring the 
policyholder will have saved at maturity the 
amount of money he had planned to save. 


Annuitants spend their current Sun Life 
cheques without any apprehension about 
future income, knowing that as long as they 
live the cheques will keep on coming. 


Parents know the satisfaction that comes 
from providing for a life insurance policy 
on their children's lives which will be of 
great value to them in the years to come. 


Businesses are protected by Sun Life busi- 
ness insurance plans against withdrawal of 
capital and crippling settlement difficul- 
ties in the event of the death of a partner. 


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Crowded conditions in the Redpath Museum. 


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“heeping Up—” (Continued from page 40) 


in the southwest corner of the zoological gal- 
lery call for a modified stage setting, which 
visitors will observe through a plate glass pic- 
ture window. Adaptable lighting fixtures in 
this area and changeable scenery will make it 
possible as occasion demands to group together 
animals of any specific ecological zone such as 
Sea Beach, Open Meadow, Woodland, or 
Arctic Tundra. Exhibits can thus change with 
the seasons. Backgrounds will not attempt to 
imitate the costly and detailed habitat groups 
of the large museums but will rather suggest 
an atmosphere. This flexible and inexpensive 
arrangement will permit more practical use of 
our now crowded mammal collection and 
allow the remainder to be stored in an adjoining 
alcove until needed for subsequent exhibits. 
Such a metamorphosis as this, involving re- 
organization of thousands of specimens in an 
antiquated building, which, as the twentieth 
century nears the halfway mark still has no 
electricity in the public galleries above the 
ground floor, is no light task. Nor is it made 
easier by the fact that the staff consists of but 
two full-time and four part-time members. 


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Our problems, moreover, do not end with care 
and display of scientific specimens only. The 
McCord Historical Collection and the Ethno- 
logical Museum, now distributed among vari- 
ous campus buildings, are administered from 
the Redpath Museum and both consume a 
great deal of staff time. 

Plans for a completely new, properly de- 
signed museum building which will unite these 
scattered divisions into a coordinated teaching 
unit have been temporarily laid aside until 
more urgent needs of the University are satis- 
fied, Nonetheless, armed with the knowledge 
that such a building is on the list of Long 
Range Projects for McGill, the University 
Museums have set out to make the most of 
themselves under their present limitations. The 
fact that demands by University departments 
and by outside groups for all phases of museum 
service are becoming almost more than the 
present staff can meet not only proves the 
importance of the McGill Museum in Mont- 
real’s educational structure but emphasizes the 
need for improved facilities. 

Fortunately for us the complicated chain 


reaction set up by the recent financial drive 
(Continued on page 44) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


As our country grows, it is important 
that we keep pace with its development. — 
Industrial expansion and shifts of population 
present new problems. The Canadian scene is 
never static and this is especially true today, as 
Canada rises to the challenge of a changing 
world and increased industrial tempo. 


During the early days of this century 
when the west was pioneer territory, 
Northern Electric established the policy of 
opening distributing houses in order to give 
on-the-spot service. We are now represented | 
from St. John’s, Nfld. to Victoria, B.C. 
oving that Canada's spirit is neither dead no 
dormant, for new frontiers are opening a 
Opportunity beckons all across our land 


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“heeping Up —” (Continued from page 42) 


has indirectly worked in our favour, although 
no funds were actually earmarked for museum 
aid. The Ethnological Collection, composed in 
part of some valuable material from the old 
Montreal Natural History Society, was in- 
stalled during the early twenties in the Medi- 
cal Building when the Medical Faculty enjoyed 
plenty of wide open space. However, despite 
years of valiant effort on the part of Curator 
Judah, the Mummies, Indians and Eskimos 
drifted slowly and helplessly into a backwash 
in University affairs. Eventually, upon Mr. 
Judah’s retirement in 1941, the Ethnological 
Museum was quietly “beached” to await more 
propitious times. 

To the staff of the Redpath Museum, then, 
fell responsibility for maintenance of this sup- 
posedly quiescent collection. But public de- 
mand for information never ceased, and re- 
quests to “see the mummies” and to borrow 
African and Pacific Island objects continued 
without let-up until a sudden shift in the Uni- 
versity current cast upon the strand a new 
neighbour in the guise of the Arctic Institute 
of North America. The Institute’s Montreal 
Office, badly in need of a temporary home, 
accordingly took over half of the former Eth- 
nological space and, by its presence, made pos- 
sible the re-opening of the Ethnological ex- 
hibits for a period of a year and a half. Then 
came the 1948 McGill Fund Campaign, with 
annexation of this strategic area for projected 
expansion of the Medical Library, and this 
time both the Ethnological Museum and the 
Arctic Institute were forced to move. The 
Institute found permanent anchorage almost 
at once in Bishop Mountain House on the 
corner of Milton and University Streets, but 
the unwieldy Museum had to be dismembered 
to allow its several parts to find temporary 
harbour until the New Museum can be pro- 
vided. 

Thus it came about that the Eskimo Collection 
was appropriately and obligingly taken in tow 
by the Arctic Institute and set up as a loan 
exhibit in its new quarters, the Egyptian and 
Mediterranean Collections were lodged very 
satisfactorily in Divinity Hall where they now 
form a background for the teaching of Biblical 
History; a synoptic exhibit of Primitive Peoples 
of the Western Hemisphere, Africa and the Pact- 
fic Islands found a home on the reorganized 
ground floor of the Redpath Museum; and the 
remaining half of the collection was towed into 


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drydock in the MCord Museum where it now 
shares storage faclities with twenty thousand 
objects illustratins Canadian History. 

The deserted sppearance of the McCord 
building, closed tcthe public since 1938, belies 
the frequent activiy within. University depart- 
ments, schools anl outside organizations con- 
stantly borrow sp:cimens for teaching and for 
exhibitions. Requsts for photographs, and 
for information o1 documents, paintings, cos- 
tumes and other objects sheltered here, in- 
crease with the years. Furthermore, the col- 
lection itself contnues to grow, as new bene- 
factors with long range vision donate addi- 
tional objects foreventual display. 

The building, nwever, suffering from nu- 
merous structuralills, is now totally unsuited 
for exhibition puwposes and will undoubtedly 
be demolished inthe course of time. Mean- 
while it serves asa welcome refuge for some 
of the Universitys rarer possessions. 

This, then, is tle situation in 1950. It is in a 
way a half-told Cinderella story for, after 
years, of being th: poor relation, the Museum 
has tried on the gass slipper and found that it 
fits. The RedpathMuseum, at least, is feeling 
a magic touch. 

But let no stmke of midnight break the 
spell. Ours is no fairy godmother. What we 
need, apart from sur own plans and the deter- 
mination to makethe McGill Museum the best 
of its kind in Caiada today, is the sustained 
interest of vising graduates and undergrad- 
uates, unrestricte gifts of first-rate specimens 
for the collection, and from a purely practical 
point of view giftsof display materials and means 
of carrying out ow new installations in keeping 
with modern trena. Sheets of plate glass for 
case fronts, moden electrical fixtures for case 
lighting, paint, costruction board and bolts of 
cloth for case bakgrounds — these are some 
of our less romartic but more urgent priority 
needs. 


Meanwhile, dort wait until we have strug- 
gled through witi all these changes. Come in 
and see for youself our Rip Van Winkle 
before-and-after-:ffect as it slips into the 
shades of the pat. 

Perhaps you aid your firm can contribute 
in some way to tie general movement and so 
take proud part h helping to re-establish the 
McGill Museum as the show place of the 
campus. In so ddng you will speed the day 
when McGill carn take its place as a leader, 
rather than a folower, in the museum world. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


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“Branch News —” 
(Continued from pge 14) 

President: Dr. Garfield Dincan, Med. ’23. 

Vice-President: Dr. P. Robb McDonald, 
Med. ’34. 

Sec. Treasurer: Dr. D. Alm Sampson, Med. 
30. 

Membership Committee: Mr. Thomas S. 
Morse, Eng. ’36; Mis Sara W. Hill, 
Arts 725. 

Programme Committee: Mr. Kenneth H. 
Ross, B.Sc. ’33; Miss Elizabeth Gillies, 
M.A. 41; Dr. WarnerF. Sheldon, Med. 
rosa 


Some Fashion Shov! 


On November 25th the irrepressible St. 
Francis District Branch, uner the chairman- 
ship of its first lady president Mrs. Drummond 
Stuart (Helen Fyfe), held afashion show. It 
was an outstanding party. “he fashion show 
was the highlight of the meeing. Each “young 
lady” represented a differen era. These girls 
naturally were all McGill zraduates. Three 
characters in long underwez represented the 
statue on the McGill campis known as the 
“Three Bares”. 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1950 


Porcupine Achievement 


On October 27th the Porcupine Branch of 
the Graduates’ Society held their annual gen- 
eral meeting. The slate of officers elected is as 
follows: 

President: L. O, Cooper, M.Sc. 731. 

Vice-President: W. G. Brissenden, M. Eng. 

38. 

Past President: J. W. Thomson, B.Eng. ’38. 

Secretary: D. G. Rowe, Eng. 42. 

Treasurer: Dr.-J..D. Hope; Med. *25: 

Member at Large: R. E. Findlay, B.Sc. ’27. 

One of the achievements of this group is the 
organization of the Inter-Varsity-Association 
which is composed of the graduates of the 
different universities. Under the leadership of 
the McGill graduates this Association has held 
outstanding meetings in the community. 

Probably the most effective job that the 
branch has done was the placement of thirteen 
of this year’s students in summer jobs for 
Colin. McDougall, director of the Placement 
Service. If the other branches could be as 
effective, Colin’s job would be a lot easier. 
How about it? Do you know of a job for 
either a member of this year’s graduating class 
or a summer job for an undergraduate? 


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“Where They Are and What They're Doing” 


(Tut McGritt News welcomes items for inclusion in these columns. Press clippings or other data should be achinateg’ 
The lditor, McGut News, The Graduates Society of McGill University, 3466 University Street, Montreal. Items for the 
Sumer issue must be posted not later than May Ist). 


"97 
*Melose, Mrs. W. J., B.A. 97, took part in the Fall 

Cowocation ceremonies at the University of Alberta 
as one of more than forty original members who 
hacreceived degrees from the University of Alberta 
in 908, and were specially honoured at this convoca- 
tio. Other McGill graduates taking part were the 
Re. Mr. C. H. Huestis, M.A. 06, and Dr. L. W. 
Ma, M.D. ’02. 

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*Fetlrstonhaugh, Dean E. P., B.Sc. '99, first dean of 
theFaculty of Engineering and Architecture at the 
Unversity of Manitoba, who retired last Fall, was 
honured by approximately 150 colieagues and friends 
at ; reception held at the Faculty Club, Fort Garry. 
Den Fetherstonhaugh was presented with a com- 
bintion radio-record player on this occasion. 

°00 

Gilda, A. Lorne C., B.A. 98, M.D. ’00, has retired as 
suprintendent of the Western Division of the Mont- 
rea General Hospital. Dr. Gilday was presented with 
a fainting by the hospital’s board of management 
on the occasion of his retirement. 

°04, 

*Mexins, J. C., M.D. 04, (Hon.) D.Sc. ’47, has been 
nared editor of the American Heart Journal. The 
Jornal was founded in the United States in 1925 
anc has wide circulation in many countries. The 
appintment of Dr. Meakins as editor is believed to 
mak the first time the editorship has been held 
outide the United States. 

°10 

*“Macachern, Malcolm T., M.D. ’10, regional vice- 
preident of the Graduates’ Society for Central U.S., 
hasbeen appointed a director of the American Col- 
leg: of Surgeons. 

°12 

*Heny, R. A. C., B.A. 12, B.Sc. 12, has been appointed 

to he Board of Directors of the J. P. Porter Co. Ltd. 
"14. 

*Stavrt, R. E., B.Sc. ’14, has been elected a director 
of the International Nickel Company of Canada 
Linited. 

*Stevart, George L., B.Sc. 14, has been appointed a 
director of the Royal Bank of Canada. 

oo 

“Ferrer, Alan, B.Sc. ’20, has been appointed assistant 

secetary general for air navigation of the Inter- 


natonal Civil Aviation Organization. 
r) 


*Taybr, E. P., B.Sc. ’22, has been elected to the Board 
of Directors of the Royal Bank of Canada. 
9 


Johnon, David, B.A. ’23, formerly head of the Amer- 
ica and Far Eastern Division of the Department of 
Exernal Affairs, has been appointed Canada’s first 
hig: commissioner to Pakistan. 

*Maalaier, William F., B.C.L. ’23, has been elected a 
director of Liquid Carbonic Canadian Corporation 


Lt¢, and Wall Chemicals Canadian Corporation Ltd. 
9 


*Hovwes, F. S., B.Sc. ’24, M.Sc. ’26, associate professor 
of lectrical engineering at McGill, has been named 
a Tellow of the Institute of Radio Engineers. The 
titli will be conferred on him at the annual meeting 
of he Institute of Radio Engineers to be held in 
Ney York City this month. 

Tomb, L. C., B.A. ’24, M.A. ’26, was a member of a 


*Meiber of The Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


46 


North American travel mission to France and Italy 
at the invitation of the French and Italian Govern- 
ments and the Vatican in the months of September 
and October of last year. 

*Webster, Colin W., B.A. ’24, has been elected to the 
Board of Directors of the Royal Bank of Canada, 
and was also elected chairman of the Board of 
Governors of Lower Canada College at the Annual 
Meeting of the Corporation of the School. 

"2D 

*Fitzmaurice, Hon. L. W., O.B.E., M.D. ’25, D.P.H. ’40, 
on January 5th, 1950 was appointed by His Majesty 
the King to be an officialiy nominated member of 
the Legislative Council of Jamaica. 

Millington, Frank H., B.Com. ’25, who was formerly 
executive vice-president and director of the Shoe 
Manufacturers’ Association of Canada, has now 
become general manager of Daoust & Lalonde, Inc. 
He will continue to serve as a director of the 


association. 
"2% 


*Porteous, John G., B.C.L. ’27, has been elected a 
director of the Canadian Home Assurance Company. 
°28 
Woodruff, R. S., M.D. ’28, is Fellow in Pathology at 
the University of Vermont Medical School. For some 
time after graduation he was in general practice in 
Pittsfield, Mass., then was in the Army, and joined 
the staff at the University of Vermont last Fall. 
°29 
*Flack, Miss Kathleen I. M., B.A. ’29, has been elected 
president of the Association of French Teachers of 
the Province of Quebec for 1950. 
“Hyde, G. Miller, B.A. ’26, B.C.L. '29, has been ap- 
pointed a member of the Court of King’s Bench, 


appeal side. 
° 


*Markham, Oswald S., B.A. ’30, has been elected presi- 
dent of the Employing Printers’ Association. 

Nairn, A. Gordon, B.A. ’26, B.C.L. ’30, has been ap- 
pointed director of agencies for Canada for the 
Prudential Insurance Company of America. 

31 

“Hulme, Gordon, B.Sc. ’31, has become a member of 
the board of directors of the Public Relations So- 
ciety of America. He is Canadian Vice-President of 
the Society. 

Picard, R. I. C., B.A. ’31, M.A. ’32, Ph.D., secretary of 
the Royal Bank of Canada, has been elected a 
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries of 
Great Britain. 

"32 


Nicholson, Mrs. George (Margaret L. Essery, B.A. ’32), 
who is living with her family in Burlington, Vermont, 
is teaching school in Waterbury, commuting by car 
fifty miles daily. 

Ouimet, J. A., B.Eng. ’32, has been appointed chief 
engineering of the Canadian Broadcasting Corpora- 
tion. 

9 


“Gordon, Hugh J., B.Eng. ’33, of the C.P.R. engineer- 
ing staff, Montreal, has been transferred to the 
Temiskaming District, Ontario. Mr. Gordon has been 
Second-in-Command of the new C.P.R. yard project 
in Montreal since May 1946. Mr. Gordon is stationed 
at La Cave, Ont. near Mattawa, Ont. 

Jolley, Col. Malcolm P., B.Eng. ’33, has been appointed 
to the board of directors of Russell Industries Ltd. 

Rudoff, Hyman, B.Sc. 33, Ph.D. ’37, has been appointed 


(Continued on page 49) 


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“From Strength —” (Continued from page 38) 


serious and usually well founded; but the 
solution does not consist in adding formal 
cultural requirements to an already heavy 
programme. Cultural interests are frequently 
more effectively established’ through informal 
contacts with stimulating people than through 
the so-called broadening courses in the arts... 
the interests aroused through friendship often 
persist through life... Without such facilities 
(dining halls, lounges and assembly rooms) 
we are failing to bring these features of a 
well-rounded education to great numbers of 
our graduate students.” A small beginning has 
been made by setting aside McLennan Hall 
for women students in the graduate and pro- 
fessional faculties, but it is hoped that some- 
thing, however modest initially, can be done 
that will include the men. Interdepartmental 
contacts are, of course, the most valuable, but 
even within some of our Departments it should 
be possible to find a place where their own 
research students could assemble informally 
from time to time for casual or organized dis- 
cussion. 


Faculty of Medicine 


At the end of the session, or more accurately 
on the morning of the first day of the 1949-50 
session, the Faculty of Medicine, and indeed 
the whole University, suffered a tragic loss in 
the death of Dean Frederick Smith, who col- 
lapsed as a result of heart failure at the end 
of his welcoming address to the freshmen. Few 
members of this University have shown great- 
er consideration to, and understanding of, 
medical students. In addition to his outstanding 
scientific ability in his chosen field of bacte- 
riology, Dean Smith was a great teacher and a 
loyal friend. His memory will long be treasured 
by those who knew him. 

Dr. G. Lyman Duff, Strathcona Professor of 
Pathology, has been appointed Dean of the 
Faculty of Medicine in succession to Dean 
Smith, but the period covered by this Report 
is prior to his assumption of office. 

Among the honours conferred upon mem- 
bers of the Faculty during the past session, 
special mention should be made of the fact 
that Professor J. S. L. Browne was elected 
President of the Society for Clinical Investiga- 
tion, and Emeritus Professor A. H. Gordon 
was at the same time elected President of the 
American College of Physicians. This is be- 
lieved to be the first time in history that these 


48 


two honours have in the same year fallen upon 
colleagues in the same university, and it is 
doubly worthy of note in that both of the 
Presidents are Canadians. Professor T. W. M. 
Cameron, who was elected President of the 
American Society of Parasitologists, is also 
the first Canadian to be so honoured and, in 
addition to this distinction, he was appointed 
by the Dominion Government as one of its 
representatives at the Seventh Pacific Science 
Congress which was held in New Zealand in 
the spring of 1949, Professor Wilder Penfield 
was elected an Honorary Fellow of Merton 
College, Oxford, the first time that such an 
honour has been conferred upon a member of 
the Faculty, and Professor G. Gavin Miller 
has been elected to the Council of the Royal 
College of Surgeons of Canada. 

In regard to medical education, the out- 
standing change of the year is the beginning 
of the second year course in General Patho- 
logy in the fall term, so that it might be com- 
pleted in the winter term. Students are thereby 
enabled to proceed to special Pathology in the 
spring term of their second year. The post- 
graduate diploma course in Surgery has also 
assumed definitive shape. After five years of 
training, which include one year of research in 
basic science and a year of travel, a very high 
standard of surgery is expected from those 
who attain this diploma. 


Faculty of Engineering 

In contrast to the Faculty of Medicine, 
where the total student enrolment (by reason 
of the limitation of clinical and laboratory 
facilities) was restricted during the past ses 
sion to a figure almost identical with that for 
1939-40, the number of students in the Faculty 
of Engineering has grown in ten years from 
490 to 1,578. During the past session the total 
registration was slightly below that for 1947- 
48, but this reduction did not diminish the 
problems confronting the Faculty, since the 
large enrolment of student veterans is now 
concentrated in the fourth and fifth years. Con- 
gestion in lecture rooms and laboratories is 
inevitable until the projected Physical Sciences 
Centre has been constructed, and it is not ex- 
pected that these buildings will be ready for 
use before the autumn of 1950. During the past 
session, with 548 students in the fourth. year 
and 322 students in the fifth, the Faculty is 
still using laboratories designed for 75 stu- 


(Continued on page 52) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


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“Where They Are —” 


(Continued from page 46) 


section engineer of the inorganic and electro chem- 
istry section of the General Electric Company’s 
General Engineering and Consulting Laboratory at 
Schenectady, N.Y. 

° 

34. 


*McRobie, D. R., B.Com. ’34, has joined the committee 
of administration of the Children’s Memorial Hos- 
pital. 

"a 

Malloy, Connolly J., M.D. ’35, has been admitted as a 

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. 
36 

Baxter, Hamilton, D.D.S. ’25, M.Sc. ’30, M.D. ’36, was 
elected a Trustee of the American Society of Maxil- 
lofacial Surgeons at the recent convention in Mont- 
real. 

Drew, Arnold P., B.A. ’36, who was formerly in the 
Department of English at the University of Vermont, 
is now in the same department at Purdue University, 
Lafayette, Indiana. 

9 
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*Weiss, J. Elizabeth, B.A. '37, reference assistant at the 
Canadian Embassy, Washington, has been trans- 
ferred to the Department of External Affairs, 


Ottawa. 
9 


Ripstein, Charles B., M.D. ’40, Dip. Surg. ’49, has been 
appointed associate professor of surgery at Long 
Island College of Medicine and director of surgical 
services at Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn. 

“Tweedie, Frederick J., M.D. ’40, has been awarded a 
Fellowship by the Ciba Pharmaceutical Company for 
special study at McGill. His work will be carried 
out in the Women’s Pavilion of the Royal Victoria 


*Member of The Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1950 


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*Robinson, Dean Alexander, B.Sc. ’39, M.D. ’41, of the 
Banff Clinic, Banff, Alberta, is now stationed at 
Field, B.C. and has been busy getting a new home 


into order. 
"42 

*Vroom, Alan H., B.Sc. ’42, Ph.D. ’45, has been ap- 
pointed the Harold Hibbert Memorial Fellow for 
1950 by McGill University. His research in the field 
of bark chemistry will be carried out in the Division 
of Industrial and Cellulose Chemistry in collabora- 
tion with Professor C. B. Purves. Dr. Vroom was 
formerly assistant director of Research for Fraser 
Companies Limited, Campbellton, N.B. 

4. 

Vivante, Arturo, B.A. 44, who was obliged to return to 
Italy in 1945 after completing his first year in Medi- 
cine, gained his M.D. on November 17th, 1949 at 
the University of Rome. 


"45 
*Galbraith, George H., B.Eng. ’45, writes that he is 
exceptionally busy running his own business with 
Keith Cumming, B.Eng. °44, under the name of 
Cumming, Galbraith and Co., of Calgary and Edmon- 
ton. Keith Cumming runs the Edmonton end of it. 
Lemco, Blanche, B.Arch. 45, was awarded a Harvard 
University Scholarship for the current year, and is 
working for a Master of City Planning degree in the 
Graduate School of Design. 
46 
Small, Melvin, D.D.S. ’46, is now practising his pro- 
fession at 82 Church Street, Burlington, Vermont. 
"AT 
Moore, Mrs. H. L. (Betty Planck), B.Sc. ’47, is re- 


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ical School. 


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“Tlissecting —” 
(Continued from page 32) 

ulty be made Conscious of the Alumni’. | 
would imagine that Professor Dunn must be 
one of the most sought after and popular Pro- 
fessors from Smith insofar as alumni clubs are 
concerned, I found her points extremely useful 
in further developing our branch programmes, 
at which it is the hope of our Board of Direc- 
tors that more and more members of the uni- 
versity staff will be guest speakers. Of par- 
ticular interest was her point of view, as a 
frequent speaker at alumni club dinners, that 
they should not be the last speaker on the 
programme when the audience is worn out; 
that on such occasions all minutes and details 
of business, treasurers’ reports, etc., should be 
omitted from the programme even if it is an 
annual meeting, and, finally, that the staff 
should be encouraged to become acquainted 
with the graduates they have so painstakingly 
trained. 

A number of universities are studying “Be- 
quest Programmes” and organizations of dif- 
ferent types have been set up in order to bring 
to the attention of potential testators, as well 
as to those who are habitually charged with 
the preparation of Wills, the usefulness of 
legacies to the testator’s Alma Mater. 

We had a very lively discussion on university 
directories, such as our Graduates’ Directory 
which was published a year or two ago. The 
Harvard Book, a mammoth volume with one 
hundred thousand names in it, was sold to the 
graduates for $10.00 a copy. I find that most 
other universities who publish directories, sell 
them to the alumni rather than give them away 
as we did. I had often thought of the possibili- 
ties of having annual supplements to the direc- 
tory, but my informal discussion with the chief 
officers responsible for their respective uni- 
versity directories convinced me once and for 
all of the inadvisability of such a move. 

It is impossible to convey in writing the 
valuable friendships and personal contacts that 
one makes at these District and National Con- 
ferences ; the exchange of ideas that take place 
at the luncheon and dinner meetings and 
“around the fireplace” in the evening. The next 
National Conference, at which there will prob- 
ably be six to seven hundred delegates from 
all parts of the United States and Canada, will 
take place at Harvard in early July, while the 
next District Conference is scheduled to take 
place at Montreal next Winter. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Dawson to Close 


McGill University’s veteran students will be 
so greatly reduced following next May’s anti- 
cipated record graduation that the Board of 
Governors will be able to close Dawson College 
at the end of the present session. Formal an- 
nouncement of the decision of the board was 
given recently by Dr. F. Cyril James, principal 
and vice-chancellor, who disclosed that the 
university’s post-war building program, now 
well under way, will not see the completion of 
the new portion of the Physical Sciences 
Centre facing on University street by the open- 
ing of the new term. 


“It had been hoped by the Board of Goy- 
ernors”, he said in his announcement of the 
date of the closing of Dawson College “that 
the projected Physical Sciences Centre for 
which money was given to the university by 
its many friends during the McGill Fund Cam- 
paign would have been completed by Oct. 1, 
1950, but the contractors have indicated that 


completion is unlikely until a much later date, 
in 1951. 


“The deans of the faculties concerned, in 
consultation with their colleagues of the scien- 
tific departments, have carefully explored the 
whole situation and arrangements are being 
worked out through modification of the time 
table and by other methods to accommodate 
all McGill students in the existing buildings 
during the 1950-51 session.” 


The peak enrolment at Dawson College was 
1,687, largely veterans. At present there are 
634 students there in first and second years of 
science and engineering. 


Incoming classes have been shrinking as the 
enrolment of veterans declined. A large class 
of veterans graduated last May and another 
near-record class of ex-service personnel will 
receive degrees and diplomas next Mav, 


There are still 2,446 veterans enrolled at 
McGill, of the total registration of 7,907, but 
of these 889 are in their final years and an 
additional 359 are in the graduate faculty. 
Actually, more veterans will graduate this year 
than the total'enrolment now at Dawson Col- 
lege. Of the veterans who remain, the bulk 
next session will be in their final year or doing 
post-graduate studies and research. 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1950 


” (Continued from page 48} 


“From Strength — 


dents, so that many classes must be repeated 
seven or eight times. 

As the result of careful study of the prob- 
lem by both Faculties, the pre-Engineering 
students who previously registered for a year 
as freshmen in the Faculty of Arts and Science 
before being admitted into the Faculty of 
Engineering, will henceforth register imme 
diately after matriculation in the latter Fa- 
culty. The courses of this first year, which still 
remain the same, will continue to be given by 
the Faculty of Arts and Science but the stu- 
dent will throughout the whole of his five 
years be a member of the Engineering Faculty. 


Faculty of Law 

In view of the frequently expressed desire 
of Professor Stuart LeMesurier to retire from 
the Deanship, an office which he had held since 
1935, the Board of Governors during the sum- 
mer of 1949 appointed the Honourable Mr. 
Justice Gerald Fauteux, Professor of Law, to 
be Dean of the Faculty of Law on a part-time 
basis. The good wishes of all their friends will 
go to Professor LeMesurier, in the hope that 
he may have rich enjoyment of his greater 
leisure, and to Dean Fauteux on the assump- 
tion of his new responsibilities. 

The Faculty of Law commenced its activi- 
ties in the autumn of 1849 when the Board of 
Governors of McGill University, in response 
to the request of a group of law students, 
established a three-year course leading to the 
degree of Bachelor of Civil Law. The Honour- 
able William Badgley was appointed the first 
Dean of Law in that year, and classes started 
with twenty-two students. 

In commemoration of this Centenary, a Spe- 
cial Convocation was held on the campus on 
the afternoon of September 2, 1949, at the time 
of the meetings of the Canadian Bar Associa- 
tion, and honorary degrees were conferred 
upon Mr. John T. Hackett, the President of the 
Association, and Chief Justice Arthur T. Van- 
derbilt of the State of New Jersey. Two other 
jurists, the Hon. Maurice Duplessis, Prime 
Minister of the Province of Quebec, and Dr. 
Sidney Smith, President of the University of 
Toronto, were similarly honoured at the 
Founder’s Day Convocation.on October 6th, 
1949, 

Another part of the Centennial Programme 
involved the organization of a series of public 
lectures on Corporate Organization and 


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Finance by Messrs. Aubrey Elder, K.C., W. B. 
Howard, KC. W.. P. J. O'Meara, KaC. (Gabe 
McTague, K.C. and H. H. Stikeman. These 
lectures were attended by many members of 
the Bench and Bar and more than 500 copies 
of the texts were later requested by people 
who desired to study carefully the various 
aspects of this important problem. 

During the past session considerable work 
has also been done in revising and rearranging 
the curriculum in preparation for the institu- 
tion of the new fourth year of the B.C.L. 
course which, in response to the demands of 
the Bar, is to offer to the law student pro- 
fessional training of a practical nature. The 
detailed problems involved in the provi- 
sion of such training have been discussed by 
the members of the Faculty with an Advisory 
Board, appointed by the Bar, and consisting 
largely of McGill graduates who have served 
as Batonniers. 

It was singularly appropriate that, as the 
Centennial Session drew to its close, the Ross 
Residence on Peel Street, which had been pur- 
chased by Mr. J. W. McConnell and presented 
to the University a year earlier, should have 
been renamed McConnell Hall by formal action 
of the Board of Governors and made available 
as the home of the Faculty of Law. During the 
hundred years of its existence, this Faculty 
has not previously had a building of its own 
and, as it moves into its new quarters in the 
autumn of 1949, we may express the hope 
that a new home and new problems mark the 
beginning of a century of work even more 
outstanding than that which lies behind us. 


Macdonald College 

Total attendance at Macdonald College 
during the past session, including regular sum- 
mer schools but excluding partial students in 
the Handicrafts Section, reached an aggre- 
gate figure of 1,158, which is higher than that 
for any previous year. Residence accommoda- 
tion was inadequate to cope with these num- 
bers, so that the traditional policy of the Uni- 
versity had to be modified to the extent of 
allowing 48 women students to find lodgings 
outside of the College and 95 men students 
found themselves under similar necessity. Even 
in regard to lecture rooms and laboratories, 
the size of the various classes placed a serious 
strain on the facilities of the College. 

3ecause of the heavy load of teaching there 
was less time for research investigations by 


(Continued on page 61) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


The Late Basil Williams 


Professor Basil Williams, O.B.E., who died 
recently in London, England, at the age of 83, 
was the Head of the Department of History at 
McGill from 1921 to 1925, when he left to fill a 
Chair in History at Edinburgh. 


Professor Williams, who is known to his- 
torians for his Lives of William Pitt, Lord 
Stanhope, and Cecil Rhodes, will be remem- 
bered by his old students as a forceful, enter- 
prising man of great moral courage and 
physical energy. 


When at McGill, he started the ‘Sunday 
Tramps’, patterned after a similar organiza- 
tion founded by Leslie Stephen in London 
during the earlier part of the century. Pro- 
fessors and their friends used to take really 
considerable walks together on Sundays in the 
neighbourhood of Montreal. In fact, in the 
course of three tramps, we walked almost 
completely round the island. On these expedi- 
tions, Professor Williams, dressed in boots, 
plus-fours, and a heavy norfolk jacket, always 
acted as leader and marched along, regardless 
of hills or scenery, at a medium but inexorable 
pace. 


Another of Professor Williams’ activities 
was bringing distinguished historians to lec- 
ture at the University, and if they happened 
to be here on a Sunday they were invited to 
tramp. I remember that on one occasion Pro- 
fessor Trevelyan came with us on a walk that 
started at the end of the street-car line at 
Cartierville and then proceeded by way of Ste. 
Genevieve and across the island to Dorval. 
That particular day there was over a foot of 
snow on the roads and when we reached the 
railway station Professor Trevelyan, like the 
rest of us, was definitely tired and promptly 
went to sleep. We wondered if he would be 
able to give his lecture the next day, but he 
did — and it was a good one. 


Professor Williams’ son, John, who was a 
student at McGill and is now a senior official 
in the Colonial Office, visited Montreal recent- 
ly and told me that his father was always 
delighted to get news of his old colleagues and 
pupils here and to talk about the happy days 
he had in Canada. 

T. H. M. 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1950 


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deposits of iron ore the world has ever known. 
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matched by continuing industrial expansion in 
the older established communities. Throughout 
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Acton, Joseph H., M.D. ’25, in Endicott, N.Y., on 
October 24th, 1949. 


Archibald, William Munroe, B.A.Sc. '97, in Toronto 
on November 10th, 1949, 


Bell-Irving, Robert, B.Sc. ’14, in Vancouver, on July 
3rd, 1949. 


Black, Alexander, B.Sc. 15, in Montreal, on February 
9th, 1950. 


Bland, Salem G., B.A. ’77, in Toronto, on February 6th, 
1950. 


Cheney, Hill H., M.D. 714, in Vancouver, on November 
25th, 1949. 


Crowell, Samuel Goodman, B.A. ’02, in Toronto, Onta- 
rio, on December 18th, 1949. 


Cruikshank, William D., M.D. ’13, in Beirut, Syria, on 
February 2nd, 1950. 


Grier, Arthur G., B.Sc. 99, M.Sc. ’01, at Atherley, on 
March 18th, 1949. 


Hay, Angus Lockhart, B.S.A. ’21, on June 18th, 1949. 


Hay, Miss Jane Dorothea, B.A. ’24, in Victoria, on 
November 3rd, 1949. 


Hemming, Henry Keene Symonds, B.A. ’80, in Char- 
lottetown, on November 20th, 1949. 


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Hill, Emerson S., M.D. ’23, in Torrington, Conn., on 
October 26th, 1949. 


Kearns, Peter Joseph, M.D. ’21, M.Sc. ’28, in Montreal, 
on February 3rd, 1950. 


Kelley, John William, M.D. '08, in N. Hollywood, Calif., 
on August Ist, 1949. 


Kirsch, Simon, B.A. ’06, M.A. ’07, Ph.D. ’10, in Mont- 
real, on November 5th, 1949, 


LeRossignol, Walter, B.A. ’91, in Pomona, California, 
on February 9th, 1950. 


Lester, William Arthur, B.Com. ’47, in Hamilton on 
September 17th, 1949. 


MacDonald, R. H., M.D. ’08, in New Orleans, on Octo- 
ber 15th, 1949, 


Marshall, Melville J., B.Sc. ’14, M.Sc. 16, in Vancouver. 


McAuley, Albert George, M.D. ’00, in Montreal, on 
December 28th, 1949. 


McKay, John W. G., B.A. ’31, B.C.L. ’34, in Phila- 
delphia, on August 29th, 1949. 


Rochester, Reverend William M., B.A. ’87, in Toronto, 
on October 21st, 1949. 
Timberlake, Rev. R. M., B.A. 08, on. August 27th, 1949. 


Vineberg, Abraham H., B.A. ’98, B.C.L. ’04, in Mont- 
real, on December 15th, 1949. : 


Vipond, Miss Florence M., B.A. ’09, in Montreal, on 
October 18th, 1949. 


Weinberg, Marvin S., B.Com. ’28, on August 28th, 1949. 


White, Justice C. D., B.C.L. 96, in Sherbrooke, on 
October 19th, 1949. 


Wigle, Charles A., M.D. ’05, in Wiarton, Ontario, in 
June, 1949. : 


Wood, James A., B.Sc. ’14, on August 13th, 1949. 


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Science ’25 has plans well under way for its 
25th reunion next Fall. The date is Saturday, 
October 7th. This is the day of the McGill- 
Western football game and it is planned that 
the class will attend the pre-game luncheon in 
the Gym and go on to the game together, 
where a block of seats will be reserved. The 
class dinner will be held in the evening in the 
Vice-Regal Suite of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. 
The previous night, Friday, October 6th, is the 
night of the Founder’s Day Dinner and for 
those from out of town who have arrived in 
the city, and those living in Montreal who wish 
to attend, it will be possible to arrange to have 
a table reserved for the class. The Committee, 
which has been meeting since last November, 
consists of Willis P. Malone, Chairman, F. B. 
Thompson, Secretary, A. C. Abbott, Don Gray, 
R. W. Howe, C. J. C. Potter, and Don Stewart. 
One general letter has already gone out to the 
class and another letter will be sent about the 
middle of March. A further letter in April will 
ask for reservations for the various events. 


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Marriages 


Armstrong: In Toronto, on January 21st, 1950, Miss 
3arbara Jean Armstrong, B.A. ’45, and John Allen 
Murphy. 

Atkinson: In Toronto, on November 29th, 1949, Miss 
Gay Ann Ross and James Scott Atkinson, B.Sc. 49, 


Beaulieu: In Chicoutimi, Quebec, on October Ist, 1949, 
Miss Marguerite Lessard and Paul Beaulieu, B.Com. 
"40. 


Brennan: In Montreal, on December 29th, 1949, Miss 
3etty Brennan, B.Com. ’42, and Patrick J. McCarthy. 

Delahaye: In Montreal, on October 31st, 1949, Miss 
Doreen Rosa Wilcox and Allan Leslie Delahaye, 
M.D. ’13. 

Desbarats: In Montreal, on November 26th, 1949, Miss 
Marguerite Lafleur and Henri Bosse Desbarats, 
B.Com. 736. 


Egerton: In Montreal, on January 11th, 1950, Miss 
Anna Mabel Assels and Dr. Arthur H. Egerton, 
B. Mus. ’22. 

Elder-Dixon: In Montreal, on December 27th, 1949, 
Miss Janet Elizabeth Dixon, B.A. ’46, B.L.S. ’47, and 
John Munro Elder, B.Sc. ’49. 


Gruman: In Montreal, on October 16th, 1949, Miss 
Anita Phyllis Ticktin and Jack S. Gruman, B.A. ’39, 
D.D.S. 743. 

Hale: In Montreal on February 11th, 1950, Miss Jean 
Winifred Buckley and Jeffrey Amherst Hale, B.Eng. 
49, 


Hersey-Creaghan: In Montreal, on February 4th, 1950, 
Miss Mary Creaghan, B.Sc. ’46, and Eric Peter 
Hersey, B.Sc. ’44. 


Hodgins: In Port Alberni, B.C., on July 22nd, 1949, 
Miss Marjorie Hennessy and Wallace J. W. Hodgins, 
DIDS, 737. 


Jost: In Boston, on February 11th, 1950, Mrs. Mar- 
guerite Morrill Gilbert and George Barber Jost, 
B.Eng. 732. 

Ker: In Montreal, on November 26th, 1949, Miss Vale- 
rie I. Ker, B.A. ’42, and Lewis Frederick McRobie. 

Lemesurier-Mace: In Montreal, on December 28th, 
1949, Miss Beverley Ann Peter Mace, B.Sc. ’49, and 
Andrew Stuart LeMesurier, B.A. 747. 

Lenny: In October 1949, Miss Elizabeth Lenny, B.Sc. 
46 and Leslie Krasa. 

Long: In Philadelphia, on December 3rd, 1949, Miss 
Isabel Dorothy Clain and Richard Culver Long, 
B.Sc. 38, M.D. ’40, Dip. Surg. 749. 

Maclure: In Montreal, on January 7th, 1950, Miss 
Nancy Montgomery Maclure, B.A. ’46, and Peter 
Leslie Burgess. 

McLennan-Connell: In Montreal, in June 1949, Miss 
Hilda Connell, B.A. ’49, and Hugh McLennan, B.Sc. 
’47, M.Sc. 749. 

Minto: In Sunderland, England, on July 20th, 1949, 
Miss Myrtle Metcalfe Minto, B.Sc. 40, and Arthur 
Henry Minto. 

Mowat: In Montreal, on November 5th, 1949, Miss 
Beryl Hilda Robertson and James Keith Mowat, 
B.Sc. °42. 

Perrin: In Winnipeg, on October 27th, 1949, Miss 
Nancy Suzanne McKay and John Draper Perrin Jr., 
Eng. 734. 

Schofield: In Montreal, on February 4th, 1950, Miss 
Florence Anne Morrison and Colwell Campbell 
Schofield, M.D. ’48. 

Stewart: In Como, Que., Mrs. Mary McGee and 
Archibald Stewart, M.D. ’10. . 
Taylor: In Winnipeg, on September 2nd, 1949, Miss 
Kathleen Standing and Jack Richard Taylor, B. 

Eng. 748. 

Townsend: In Quebec, on September 3rd, 1949, Miss 
Tean Kathleen Ross and Michael W. Townsend, 
B.Com. °47. 

Wallace-Jackman: In Hamilton, Ontario, on October 
9th. 1948. Miss Letitia M. Jackman, B.S.W. ’48, and 
Arthur W. Wallace, B.Arch. ’26. 


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his wounded Brigadier told him he must carry 
on he said, “I know nothing about it”, to which 
the reply came, “Then you must begin to learn 
now”. Says the Dean, “I learned more in a 
shorter time than I had ever learned”. I said, 
“Were you wounded?” “No” he said, “Not a 
scratch, I was one of God’s fortunate chil- 
dren.” 

He was less fortunate in the Glasgow Rec- 
torial Campaign to elect Augustine Birrell, re- 
ceiving a kick from a student who was being 
projected to the ballot box by the overhead 
route; his broken nose required four stitches. 

He is an outstanding speaker, and in this 
connection, McGill received its most valuable 
hint as to the qualities of the new Dean. He 
conducted the funeral service for the beloved 
Fred Smith, and gave a funeral address — al- 
ways a dangerous enterprise. But here was a 
master of the lapidary epitaph. He spoke for 
three or four minutes with perfect phrasing 
and just tribute, and we, who would have 
writhed at fulsome praise of the man we loved, 
were grateful that the Dean had spoken for us 
the adequate word. 

In 1942 he acted as temporary war-time 
General Manager of the Canadian Broadcast- 
ing Corporation and is proud of the fact that 
he won the fight to keep “B.O.” advertisements 
off the air, concluding the fight by saying, “If 
you can’t understand why I disapprove, I can’t 
explain it to you.” He established the principle 
that nothing should go on the air which could 
not be discussed at the dinner table of any 
decently educated Canadian family. 

In 1946 McGill conferred on him the degree 
of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) after which 
he gave the Convocation address. In the course 
of it he said: 


MONTREAL, SPRING, 1950 


“Waste no time in self-commiseration or 
in strutting the stage of life aspiring to be 
young “Hamlets, of whom this world has 
had enough in the last quarter of a century, 
filling our nostrils with the rottenness of 
a contemporary Denmark, and bemoaning, 

‘The time is out of joint, O cursed spite 

That ever I was born to put it right.’ 
Opportunities will be found in a new ex- 
ploration of history, in a fresh creativeness 
of art and literature, in the blasting out of 
new moral standards in social responsi- 
bility, in weaving the pattern of a genuine 
world civilisation, and in the mental travail 
of a unifying philosophy of life.” 

The Dean is a delightful host in which role he 
is ably assisted by his charming Scottish wife. 
He can tell a good story, enriched by the obli- 
gato of the “accent”, and with sufficient persua- 
sion — or even less — can be induced to sing. 
His favourite song is concerned with a student 
in mining engineering who is tunnelling some- 
where near Bangor. 

His sturdy figure and somewhat rugged 
countenance give the impression of a shrewd 
and vigorous personality. He moves with head 
thrust forward as though he knew where he 
was going and meant to get there, a Christian 
warrior “who knows what he fights for, and 
loves what he knows”. In the confidence that 
the goal to which he moves is the welfare of 
McGill University and the new Faculty we wel- 
come him as Dean. 


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Students Look at Placement Service 


by Betty Toscano, 
Co-editor of “Miss McGill’, 


HE saying, “Variety is the spice of life’, 

certainly holds true with McGill’s Place- 
ment Service. Now in its third year of opera- 
tion, the Placement Service, located at 3574 
University Street, under the direction of Mr. 
Colin McDougall, with the able assistance of 
Miss Ruth Peltier, Miss Norma Curtis, and 
Miss Marion Peers, has had all kinds of calls. 
It places students in summer, part-time, and 
permanent work, ranging from baby-sitting, 
waitressing, and reading to the blind, to car- 
penter work, chore jobs, and permanent re- 
sponsible positions. 

Occasionally, however, an unusual request is 
made, such as the one for a male model who 
had to be “a perfect 38”. For a week, Miss 
Curtis’ standard greeting to the male appli- 
cants was “What size are you?” but to no 
avail. It seems that there was no such thing 
as “a perfect 38” among the male student 
body, or if there was, he did not appear in the 
vicinity of the Placement Service. 

They once received a call for “a man from 
the Maritimes to open 
oysters”. They were successful in complying 
with this request, although it is still doubtful 
in their minds just how pat the Maritimes ap- 
plicant was in performing this service. 

Another call which was a little out of the 
ordinary routine, came from a young man who 
wished to employ “some girl to teach him how 
to dance”. He evidently was serious, and both 
he and his “teacher” enjoyed the process very 
much. 

Recently a woman called “for two boys who 
speak Italian to come to dinner, and I will call 
you back in half an hour’. It seems that the 
woman’s husband was Italian, and was looking 
for someone who could speak his mother 
tongue. 

The efficient members of the Placement Ser- 
vice feel that it’s all in the day’s work, and 
whether they get a call for “a baby-sitter from 
8:00 to 12:00 Saturday night”, or “a perfect 
38” male model, they do their utmost to satis- 
fy both the client and the McGill student. 
Their figures for the year 1948 are conclusive 
proof of this: 

Part-time work—1,094 registered—2,823 jobs. 

Summer work — 1,418 registered, 333 jobs 
(it must be noted here that some applicants 


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went out on their own and obtained work.) 

Graduating class — 538 registered, 181 jobs. 

Older Graduates — 302 registered, 108 jobs. 

There is a slight improvement over the 
previous year of 1947. In the past year, how- 
ever, salaries have decreased to a more normal 
level, and the students don’t seem to realize 
that wages are on the downward trend. Many 
of the applicants refuse to take work paying 
fifty cents an hour. As a result it affects the 
successful operation of the McGill Placement 
Service, seriously, in not being able to fulfill 
requests. The efficiency of the Placement Ser- 
vice depends largely on the students’ co-opera- 
tion. They are an enthusiastic, willing group 
of people who have done a fine job so far — 
let’s not let them down, now. 


Births 

Bartram: In Montreal, on January 3lst, 1950, to Ross 
M. Bartram, B.Com. ’48, and Mrs. Bartram (Grace 
Dougherty, B.A. ’46), a daughter. 

Brodie: In Montreal, on October 27th, 1949, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert P. Brodie (Eleanor M. Hickey, 
BiA: 735, 'BeLiS.736),, ason: 

Carroll: In Montreal, on January 25th, 1950, to Lovell 
C. Carroll, B.A. ’29, M.A. ’30, and Mrs. Carroll, a 
daughter. 

Catterson: In Montreal, on November 19th, 1949, to 
W. M. Catterson, B.Sc. ’45, and Mrs. Catterson 
(Dorothy Russell, B.Sc. ’45), a daughter. 

Duchastel de Montrouge: In Quebec City, on January 
29th, 1950, to Pierre Duchastel de Montrouge, B. 
Eng. ’38, and Mrs. Duchastel de Montrouge (Phyllis 
McKenna, B.A. ’38), a son. 

Emory: In Montreal, on November 5th, 1949, to J. 
Vernon Emory, B.Com. ’38, and Mrs. Emory, a 
daughter, Verne Louise. 

Gordon: In Montreal, on May 13th, 1949, to Hugh J. 
Gordon, B.Eng. 733, and Mrs. Gordon, a daughter, 
Barbara Jean. 

Fraser: In Montreal, on November 6th, 1949, to David 
R. Fraser, B.A. ’38, M.A. ’39, and Mrs. Fraser, a son. 

Hart: On October 10th, 1949, to George G. Hart, 
M.D. ’41, and Mrs. Hart (Ruth Paine, B.A. 740), a 
daughter, Nancy Elaine. 

Hunt: In Port Hope, Ontario, on November 20th, 1949, 
to E. A. Hunt, M.D. ’40, and Mrs. Hunt, a daughter. 

Hutchins: In Montreal, on January 18th, 1950, to 
George R. Hutchins, B.Sc. ’43, and Mrs. Hutchins, 
a daughter. . 

Johnston: In Montreal, on October 29th, 1949, to Mr. 
and Mrs. R. Harold Johnston (Josephine Sheffield, 
B.L.S. ’39), a son. 

Joseph: In Montreal, on February 11th, 1950, to Henry 
Joseph, Jr., B.A. ’34, and Mrs. Joseph, a son. 

Keefer: In Montreal, on November 4th, 1949, to Ralph 
G. Keefer, B.Com. ’40, and Mrs. Keefer, a daughter. 

Louson: In Montreal, on January 18th, 1950, to Ian H. 
Louson, Arts ’29, and Mrs. Louson, a son. 

Maclean: In Montreal, on December 6th, 1949, to Ian 
Maclean, B.Com. ’48, and Mrs. Maclean (Audrie 
MacIntosh, B.Sc. 739), a son. 

Macnaughton: In Montreal, on November 15th, 1949, 
to Alan A. Macnaughton, B.A. ’26, B.C.L. ’29, and 
Mrs. Macnaughton, a son. 

McDonald: In Ottawa, on January 10th, 1950, to John 
H. McDonald, B.A. '36, B.C.L. ’39, and Mrs. Mc- 
Donald (Janet Dye, B.A. ’40), a son. 

McLernon: In Calgarv, Alberta, on Sentember 25th, 
1949, to Colin R. McLernon, B.Sc. ’48, and Mrs. 
McLernon (Sylvia Grove, B.A. ’42), a son, Brian. 

MeMurrich: On November 6, to Arthur McMurrich, 


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B.Com. ’39 and Mrs. McMurrich (Carol Roy, B.A. 
39), a son. 

Bivicoes In Vancouver, B.C., on January 10th, 1950, 
to W. Kingman Molson, B.A. ’38, and Mrs. Molson 
(Nancy Paterson, B.A. ’38), a son. 

Murphy: In Montreal, on December 22nd, 1949, to 
David R. Murphy, B.Sc. ’40, M.D. ’42, M.Sc. 48, and 
Mrs. Murphy (Beatrice Norsworthy, B.Sc. ’41), a 
daughter. 

Ogilvie: In Montreal, on January 10th, 1950, to Lorne 
F. W. Ogilvie, Com. ’34, and Mrs. Ogilvie, a son. 
Parkinson: At Rochester, Minn., on November 12th, 
1949, to Dwight Parkinson, M.D. °41, and Mrs. 

Parkinson, a son. 

Payton: In Toronto, on May 6th, 1949, to Russell 
Payton, B.A. ’32, and Mrs. Payton, a daughter. 

Pick: In Ottawa, on July 26th, 1949, to Alfred Pick, 
B.A. '36, M.A. ’37, B.C.L. 40, and Mrs. Pick, a 
daughter, Paula. 

Polan: In Montreal, on December 24th, 1949, to W. 
Desmond Polan, M.D. ’47, and Mrs. Polan, a son. 
Robertson: At Newcastle, Australia, on December 
17th, 1949, to Mr. and Mrs. John Angus Robertson 

(Katharine Adelaide Munn, B.H.S. ’38), a son. 

Smith: In Montreal, on November Ist, 1949, to Mr. 
and Mrs. G. Howard Smith (Norma Bonter, B.A. 
40), a daughter. 

Stairs: In Arvida, on November 2nd, 1949, to Denis 
W. Stairs, B.Eng. ’48, and Mrs. Stairs, a son. 

Stovel: In Montreal, on January 29th, 1950, to E. Bruce 
Stovel, B.Com. ’37, and Mrs. Stovel (Dorothy Keay, 
B.A. 740), a son. 

Sutherland: In Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy, on October 
15th, 1949, to J. R. Gordon Sutherland, B.S.A. °32 
and Mrs. Sutherland (Anna Margaret Cran, B.N. 
47), a daughter, Margaret Adriana. 

Swail: In Ottawa, on January 12th, 1950, to James C. 
Swail, B.Sc. ’46, and Mrs. Swail (Ethel Ferguson, 
B.Sc. ’46), a son. 

Tilden: In Montreal, on November 11th, 1949, to 
Robert R. Tilden, B.Com. ’49, and Mrs. Tilden, a son. 

Wallace: On October 4th, in Hamilton, Ontario, to 
Arthur W. Wallace, B. Arch. ’26, and Mrs. Wallace 
(Letitia M. Jackman, B.S.W. ’48), a daughter. 

Weil: In Montreal, on December 4th, 1949, to Paul 
Gregory Weil, M.D. '34, M.Sc. ’39, Ph.D. ’41, and 
Mrs. Weil, a son. 

Willis: In Montreal, on September 22nd, 1949, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Eric H. Willis (Aileen Jackson, B.A. ’39), 


a son. 


Library School Head Feted 


Miss Vernon Ross in September 1937 joined 
the staff of the McGill Library School. Just 
twelve years later, in September 1949, she was 
appointed Director of the School. To honour 
Miss Ross on the occasion of her appoint- 
ment, graduates of the 
Library School who had 
been her students dur- 
ing this period gave a 
tea at the Faculty Club 
on November 19th. Fifty 
graduates belonging to 
the classes of 1938 to 
1949 attended, and in- 
vited guests included 
Dr. G. Lomer as well as 


Miss Ross’ present col- 
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MISS VERNON ROSS  SChool. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


“From Strength —” 


members of the staff, but the achievements of 
the past year are none the less important. In 
the Department of Agronomy, breeding activi- 
ties continued along the lines laid down in 
previous years, and the work of the Depart- 
ment in regard to Roxton oats, Montcalm 


(Continued from page 52) 


barley and Laurentian swedes has already won 
for the College an enviable reputation. As a 
result of the new facilities provided by the 
Frank P. Jones Bequest, the Department of 
Animal Pathology was able to extend its re- 
search work substantially. The study of infec- 
tious vaginitis in cattle was completed and 
thirteen new projects were started. 


Faculty of Music 

Karly in the session Madame Ria Heyninx- 
Lenssens, who came to us from the Royal 
Conservatory of Music in Brussels, was ap- 
pointed to the Faculty of Music and Mr. Istvan 
Anhalt, a Lady Davis Fellow, was appointed in 
the spring of 1949. Still later in the year, Mr. 
Alexander Brott was promoted to the rank of 
Assistant Professor on a full-time basis. In 
September 1948, Mr. R. de H. Tupper, Secre- 
tary of the Conservatorium, retired from the 
University and Mr. Edward Grace was ap- 
pointed as his successor. 

Although we were not cognizant of it at the 
time, the 1948-49 session was the last in which 
the Faculty of Music was destined to be housed 
in the splendid old building constructed by 
Thomas Workman as a home for his family and 
purchased by Lady Strathcona, in 1924, for 
the Conservatorium of Music. During the sum- 
mer of 1949 the building was inspected by the 
suilding Committee of the Board of Govern- 
ors, under the chairmanship of Mr. J. D. John- 
son, and it was decided that the rapid sub- 
sidence of the foundations during the preceding 
months had rendered the structure unsafe. 
This old building, for long a Montreal land- 
mark, will therefore be demolished this autumn 
and new quarters for the Conservatorium of 
Music have been provided by the Board of 
Governors through the purchase from the 
International Labour Organization of the 
building on Drummond Street that was once 
the home of Mr. R. B. Angus, a former gov- 
ernor of the University. 


Faculty of Dentistry 
At the beginning of the last session, Pro- 
fessor D. P. Mowry, succeeding Dean Walsh; 


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became the third Dean of the Faculty of Den- 
tistry, and during his first year of office had 
to cope with the largest student registration 
in its history. In spite of the many detailed 
problems created by this congestion, sub- 
stantial progress was made in the direction of 
better coordination of work in the basic 
sciences with subsequent clinical instruction. 
Dr. Cameron T. Walsh is also studying the 
special dental problems of children and Dr. 
James T. McCutcheon has improved the tech- 
nical training in Prosthetic Dentistry. As a 
result of certain rearrangements in the use of 
the Donner Building, space has been made 
available for dental laboratories and it is 
hoped that the acquisition of additional equip- 
ment early in the new session will permit the 
Faculty to undertake a more satisfactory pro- 
gramme of research. 


Faculty of Divinity 

Mention was made in the Annual Report 
for 1947-48 of the preliminary discussions 
leading up to the creation of the Faculty of 
Divinity, and the results of these discussions 
were formally embodied in the legislation (13 
Geo. VI. ch. 120) passed in Quebec during the 
recent session. Even before that legislation 
had been formally signed, the Faculty had 
come into existence under the leadership of 
Dean R. B. Y. Scott, and the inauguration of 
its work was marked by a service held in the 
Chapel of Divinity Hall on October 5, 1949, at 
which almost all. of those who had worked 
together for its creation were present. This 
was followed, four days later, by a secular 
ceremony at which the legal documents were 
signed. 

Although it was not possible to fill all of the 
six Chairs at the beginning of the session, 
formal degree courses were instituted on the 
basis of the curriculum approved by the Senate 
and fourteen students started out along the 
road to the Bachelor of Divinity. Five other 
men were admitted as partial students. 

Relationships of the Faculty with the Dio- 
cesan College and the United College have 
been cordial and, I think, satisfactory to all 
parties, while the relationship with the Pres- 
byterian College, although more distant, has 
been friendly. The machinery of the special 
Nominating Committee to consider candidates 
for appointments to Chairs in the Faculty, and 


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“From Strength —” (Continued from page 62) 


to make recommendations to the statutory 
selection committees of the University, has 
functioned splendidly, and with excellent re- 
sults. 

Substantial credit for all of this is due to 
Professor R. B. Y. Scott who, after leading 
the Faculty through the detailed problems 
arising out of the inauguration of its work, 
has resigned the Deanship in order that he 
may devote all of his time to teaching and 
research in his chosen field of Old Tesatment 
Language and Literature. The Board of Goy- 
ernors has appointed Professor J. S. Thomson, 
McConnell Professor of the Philosophy and 
Psychology of Religion, (and previously Presi- 
dent of the University of Saskatchewan) to 
succeed Professor Scott as Dean of the Fa- 
culty. 


University Libraries and Museums 

Although this has been the busiest session 
in the history of the University Museums and 
the Redpath Library, both have been handi- 
capped seriously by lack of space. In the case 
of the Library, the total University collection 
now numbers some 600,000 volumes, but many 
of these are stored in a fashion that makes it 
difficult to make them available to readers. 
Additional stacks are urgently needed if these 
books are to be used effectively, and such tech- 
nical equipment as microfilm recorders, photo- 
graphic laboratories, etc. are scarcely less 
necessary. During the past year, attendance at 
the various University Libraries reached a 
count of 307,021, so that all of the reading 
rooms were seriously congested; while the 
circulation of books for outside reading 
amounted to 223,041. 

These figures underline the fact that the 
extension of the Redpath Library is the most 
urgent of the University needs, and much 
attention has been given to this problem during 
the past session. At the invitation of the Board 
of Governors, Dr. Julian P. Boyd, Librarian of 
Princeton University, and Dr. Keys Metcalf, 
Director of Libraries at Harvard, came to 
Montreal as consultants and spent several days 
studying our problems in consultation with 
Mr. Richard Pennington, Dean Fieldhouse and 
Mr. Gordon Pitts. In the light of these surveys 
and discussions, the most appropriate solution 
of the University’s problem seems to be the 
construction, to the south of the Redpath 


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Librar, of an entirely new building, which 
will b: connected by bridge and tunnel with 
the exsting stacks. This proposal has been 
formay approved by the Board of Governors 
and, athe request of Mr. Pitts, the Board has 
appoined Mr. J. Cecil McDougall as Asso- 
ciate /rchitect in order that the final prepara- 
tion o detailed plans may be accelerated. It is 
our hme that construction of the new exten- 
sion nay begin during the summer of 1950. 


Studet Residences 

Altbugh a University exists primarily for 
educational and research activities of the kind 
descried in the preceding paragraphs, it is 
none te less a human community of students 
and tachers and, like most human communi- 
ties dring the past few years, McGill has 
sufferd acutely from the housing shortage. 

Thenumber of students in University resi- 
dence: has increased in ten years from 755 to 
2,447,a number which is probably in excess 
of thecapacity of the largest hotel in Canada, 
and te problem has grown more complex 
than ay university administrator, even in his 
worstnightmares, contemplated before 1939. 
Over 100 of these students have wives, who 
also red accommodation, and these families 
call won the University to provide facilities 
for acthild population numbered at 255 when 
the tble was compiled — and increasing 
rapidl. 

As. temporary measure, the facilities of 
McCanell Hall (which now houses the Fa- 
culty f Law) were used to provide residential 
accommodation for men students during the 
past ession, while two huts at Dawson Col- 
lege vere converted into small flats, to provide 
furthe accommodation for married students. 

Of rreater long-range importance was the 
decisin of the Board of Governors to proceed 
durin; the session with the plans for the con- 
structon of a new wing to the Royal Victoria 
College on the land, to the eastward of the 
origin! building, which was purchased for this 
purpce in 1944. Work was started on the new 
buildig on August 16, 1948, and quarters were 
availale in this wing for 163 women students 
(togeher with spacious and attractive com- 
mon ooms) at the beginning of the 1949-50 
sessia. 

In «der to make possible this new construc- 
tion, t was necessary to demolish Donalda 


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“From Strength —” (Continued from page64) 


House, which accommodated 33 wonen stu- 
dents during the past session, while tie lease 
under which McGill University hal used 
Strathcona Hall as a residence for 138 women 
students was terminated by the purchaser 
when this building was sold by the Student 
Christian Movement to whom it belonged. The 
new wing will not, therefore, enable the Uni- 
versity to provide residential accomnodation 
for a larger number of women studetts than 
were housed last year, but it provids very 
much better facilities for a total of 300 women 
undergraduates under a single roof, ant makes 
it possible during the coming session to use 
McLennan Hall as a residence for wonen who 
are registered in the Graduate Facult: or the 
professional schools. 

Since it was apparent that, in spite of the 
extension of residential accommodation pro- 
vided by the University, many hundred; of stu- 
dents would have to seek accommodition in 
boarding houses, the Rooms Registry again 
operated with superb efficiency unter the 
sponsorship of the University Lodgings Com- 
mittee of which Mr. E. Clifford Knowes, the 
Chaplain and Student Counsellor, is Clairman. 
To the McGill Alumnae, the Women Associates 
and the Nurses Alumnae, who stafed the 
Rooms Registry with volunteers for nearly 
two months at the opening of the sesson, and 
particularly to Mrs. Shaver and Mrs. Graham, 
the University owes a debt of gratitud:. From 
the end of August until the beginning of Octo- 
ber, students sought the help of the Legistry 
in increasing numbers, so that eight vduntary 
workers, and sometimes more, were kept 
continuously busy. More than 2,000 roons were 
available through the Registry when the rush 
began but, as in previous years, it was found 
that students preferred to find accommodation 
close to the University, so that most of the 
rooms in outlying districts were not taken. 
Out of the 614 students who sought th: aid of 
the Rooms Registry, satisfactory acconmoda- 
tion was found for 473 single men, 4} single 
women and 39 married couples. 


A Harvest of Memories 


It would not be fitting to conclude thi record 
of a year in the life of McGill University with- 
out mentioning some of the many occasions 
that recalled the memories of our yeserdays. 

The grey stones of the University cf Glas- 
gow, warm in the afternoon sunlight and 


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seeming to reflect the brilliant hues of academic 
gowns, when the Chancellor received an 
honorary degree and so was numbered among 
the members of that great University into 
which James McGill had matriculated two 
hundred years ago, was fitting prelude to the 
ceremonies at which he unveiled in the cloisters 
the tablet expressing both our debt to James 
McGill and our filial regard for his alma mater. 

The decision of the Board of Governors to 
rename the house on University Street in 
honour of George Jehosophat Mountain, first 
Principal of this University, and the generous 
gift by his descendants of three portraits of 
Bishop Mountain and his wife, recalled vividly 
the early days of struggle, five generations 
ago, when man fought against apparently in- 
superable odds to lay the foundations on which 
McGill University has been built. 

The little ceremony at which the Chancellor 
turned the first sod in preparation for the con- 
struction of the War Memorial evoked memo- 
ries of those whose gallantry and self sacrifice 
inspired the thousands of McGill men and 
women who contributed toward the cost of 
its erection. 

These and their colleagues were also in our 
minds at the ceremony on May 8, 1949, in the 
C.O.T.C. Mess, when, in the presence of repre- 
sentatives from the training detachments of 
all Services, the Honourable Mr. Justice 
Gregor Barclay presented a Memorial Plaque 

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Sir Harry Brittain's Reminiscences 

A long-standing friend of McGill and for 
some years honorary president of the McGill 
Society of Great Britain, Sir Harry E. Brittain, 
K.B.E., has published a second volume of 
reminiscences under the title, “Happy Pilgrim- 
age” (Hutchinson and Co., Ltd. Price, $3.50). 
A sequel to his first volume, which was called 
“Pilgrims and Pioneers”, “Happy: Pilgrimage” 
continues the tradition of a happily informal 
arrangement with its pleasantly rambling 
narrative style. 

Surely it is given to few men, even in this 
day of lightning travel, to cover so much 
sround, to meet and, what’s important, to 
know so many people, and to do so many use- 
ful things as is the case of Sir Harry. And at 
the age of 77, he writes of his colorful ex- 
periences with all the zest of a youth about to 
set out to make a mark in the world. 

In “Happy Pilgrimage” there is a wealth 
of facts and reflections on the turbulent poli- 
tical life of England since 1900, which alone 
should find a wide audience. 


“From Strength —” (Continued from previous page) 
in honour of the members of the six University 


Companies mobilized at McGill during the 
First World War who served with the Princess 
Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. 

The greatness of a University is compounded 
of the work and anxieties of those who are its 
members. The memory of those who contri- 
buted to McGill during the years that lie behind 
us is a rich inheritance. Even more, it is an 
inspiration to us who are their successors, and 
| should like to offer a word of sincere thanks 
to all the members of the staff, both teaching 
staff and those who help by their unobtrusive 
labours to facilitate teaching and research, for 
the outstanding contributions that they have 
made during this session to the continued dev- 
elopment of McGill. It is apparent from the 
preceding paragraphs that the past year has 
brought forth more than its fair share of prob- 
lems, and has confronted the members of the 
staff with responsibilities much greater than 
those which were considered normal in a Uni- 
versity before the outbreak of hostilities in 
1939, The achievements of the past session are 
due to the magnificent work of every member 
of the University, Governors and staff alike, 
and I know that my own expression of thanks 
and appreciation finds a warm echo in the 
heart of every friend of McGill University. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


[ naugural Lectures 


OME five years ago, McGill decided to 

revive here the time-honoured custom of 
many universities of requiring each newly- 
appointed professor to appear in public and to 
declare the faith that is in him as an inaugural 
lecture. Widespread though this academic 
custom is, it has taken different forms at dif- 
ferent times and in different countries : in some 
cases it has seemed proper to expect an ex- 
ceedingly learned dissertation, in which the 
speaker reviewed his life-work as a scholar 
and his plans for future specialized research, 
to an audience which was presumably either 
very small and select, or largely uncompre- 


hending. 


At McGill, it has seemed wiser to cast these 
inaugural lectures in a more popular vein; the 
occasion serves not only to introduce the new 
arrival to the community, but also to remind 
the community of the existence and the activi- 
ties of the Department to which the appoint- 
ment has been made, and of its possible signi- 
ficance not only to the University but to the 
whole surrounding society. 


In the present session quite an extensive 
series of inaugural lectures was arranged. The 
establishment of the Faculty of Divinity 
brought in quite a group of professors, of 
whom Doctors Thomson, Slater, Smith and 
Scott have already given their addresses. So, 
too, have Dr. Hebb, who spoke on “The Psy- 
chology of Hocus-Pocus” to an unusually large 
audience, and Professor Phelps on “Canadian 
Society and Canadian Literature”. Others to 
follow in the near future will be by Professors 
K. F. Byrd (“The University Contribution to 
Accountancy Education”), R. T. Davis (“The 
World of Art — Saints, Sinners and Citizens’), 
G. L. Burton of the Department of Agri- 
cultural Economics (“Food and People”), R. 
H. Common (“Objectives in Agricultural 
Chemistry”), and John Stanley (“Insects’ So- 
cieties versus our own”). It will be acknow- 
ledged that this offers a very varied diet to the 
attending public! The lectures are held in the 
Moyse Hall on Thursdays at 8.30 p.m., and are 
open to the public without fee or registration. 


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CANADA 


PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 

President — Dr. Wm. J. P. MacMillan, 0.B.E., 
205 Kent Street, Charlottetown, P.E.I. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Professor L. C. Callbeck, 
Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Experimental 
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President — Darrell L. Calkin, 
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Halifax, N.S. 

Secretary — Gordon D. Stanfield, Starr Mfg. 
Works Ltd., Dartmouth, N.S. 


CAPE BRETON 

President — C. M. Anson, Dominion Steel & 
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Secretary — Dr. Norman A. D. Parlee, 117 
George St., Sydney, N.S. 


NEW BRUNSWICK 

President — E. M. Taylor, 100 Landsdowne 
Ave., Fredericton, N.B. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Eric N. Sangster, 514 
Earle Ave., West Saint John, N.B. 


QUEBEC 

President — Richard C. Webster, 83 Dalhousie 
St., Quebec. 

Honorary Secretary — Mrs. Pierre Duchastel, 
1365 Pine Ave., Sillery, Que. 


ST. MAURICE VALLEY 

President — P. N. Evans, 605- 116th St., 
Shawinigan South 2, Que. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Miss Carol M. Bean, 
Shawinigan Falls. 

DISTRICT OF BEDFORD 

President — Robert Flood, Waterloo. 

Secretary-Treasurer — H. C. Monk, Granby. 


ST. FRANCIS DISTRICT 

President — Mrs. D. R. Stuart, 110 Dominion 
St., Sherbrooke, Que. 

Secretary — L. Craig Bishop, 128 Victoria St., 
Sherbrooke, Que. 

MACDONALD COLLEGE 

President — Wm. M. Kydd, 11525, Notre Dame 
St. E., Montreal. 

Secretary — Lewis Lloyd, Macdonald College. 

MONTREAL 

President — S. Boyd Millen, 639 St. James St. 
W., Montreal. 

Honorary Secretary — T. A. K. Langstaff, 360 
St. James St. W., Montreal, Que. 

ALUMNAE SOCIETY, MONTREAL 

President — Mrs. G. F. Savage, 2 Ellerdale Rd., 
Hampstead, Que. 

Corresponding Secretary — Mrs. Leslie Tucker, 
512 Clarke Ave., Westmount, Que. 

NORANDA 

President — J. A. Perham, 78 1st St., Kirkland 
Lake, Ont. 

OTTAWA VALLEY 

President — B. M. Alexander, Suite 38, Central 
Chambers, 46 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ont. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Dennis M. Coolican, Can- 
adian Bank Note Co. Ltd., 224 Wellington St., 
Ottawa, Ont. 

UPPER ST. LAWRENCE 

President — Drummond Giles, Courtland’s (Can- 
ada) Ltd., Cornwall, Ont. 

Secretary-Treasurer — John Summerskill, Cour- 
faulds (Canada) Lfd., Cornwall, Ont. 


PORCUPINE 


President — L. 0. Cooper, Schumacher, Ont. 
Secretary-Treasurer — D. G. Rowe, South Porcu- 


pine, Ont. 


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SUDBURY 
President — James N. Grassby, 1670 McFarlane 
Lake Rd., Lockerby, Ont. 
Secretary-Treasurer — J. E. Basha, 68 Kathleen 
St. E., Sudbury, Ont. 


NIAGARA FRONTIER 

President — Dr. Richard Eager, 1827 Main St., 
Niagara Falls, Ont. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Louis M. McDonald, 178 
Clarence St., Port Colborne, Ont. 


ONTARIO (Central Ontario) 

President — Douglas W. Ambridge, Abitibi 
Power & Paper Co. Lid., 408 University St., 
Toronto, Ont. 

Secretary — Meredith F. Dixon, Imperial Oil 
Co., 56 Church St., Toronto. 


ONTARIO (Women’s Division) 

President — Mrs. H. T. Airey, 49 Joicey Blvd., 
Toronto, Ont. 

Secretary — Miss Joyce Marshall, 450 Avenue 
Rd., Toronto, Ont. 


WINDSOR 

President — J. J. Stuart, 2023 Riverside Drive, 
Riverside, Ont. 

Secretary — C. A. McDowell, 1045 Bruce Ave., 
Windsor, Ont. 


WINNIPEG 

President — Senator J. Caswell Davis, 0.B.E., 
408 New Hargrave Building, Winnipeg, Man. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Lieut.-Col. G. E. Cole, 
Suite 10, Amulet Apts., Winnipeg, Man. 


NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN 
President — 3 


SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN 

President — Wm. Sinclair Allan, 204 McCallum 
Hill Building, Regina, Sask. 

Secretary-Treasurer — D. H. F. Black, Industrial 
Development Branch, Saskatchewan Gov't., 
Regina, Sask. 


NORTHERN ALBERTA 

President — Wm. J. Dick, 11326- 99th Ave., 
Edmonton, Alta. 

Hon. Sec.-Treas. — G. H. MacDonald, Tegler 
Building, Edmonton, Alta. 


SOUTHERN ALBERTA 

President — Ernest W. Bowness, M.B.E., 215 - 
6th Ave. W., Calgary, Alta. 

Secretary — G. Maxwell Bell, The Albertan, 
Calgary, Alta. 


TRAIL AND DISTRICT 

President — R. R. McNaughton, Cons. Mining & 
Smelting Co., Trail, B.C. 

Secretary-Treasurer — D. S. Wetmore, Cons. 
Mining & Smelting Co., Trail, B.C. 


VANCOUVER AND DISTRICT 

Persident — Harry Boyce, 1830 South West 
Marine Drive, Station E., Vancouver, B.C. 

Secretary-Treasurer — R. J. A. Fricker, P.O. 
Box 160, Vancouver, B.C. 


VANCOUVER ALUMNAE 

President — Mrs. C. W. Marr, 2985 West 16th 
Ave., Vancouver, B.C. 

Secretary — Mrs. C. A. Manson, 4449 Margue- 
rite St., Vancouver, B.C. 

VICTORIA AND DISTRICT 

President — Dr. C. A. Watson, 3460 Bonair 
Place, Victoria, B.C. 
St., Victoria, B.C. 

Secretary-Treasurer — John Monteith, 1041 St. 
Charles St.. Victoria. B.C. 


UNITED STATES 
NEW ENGAND 
President— Dr. G. G. Garcelon, 483 Beacon 
Hill, Bston, Mass. 
Secretary— Bernard J, Rahilly, 185 Highland 
Ave., /inchester, Mass. 


NEW YOK 

President — Dr. E. Percy Aikman, General 
Chemial Division, Allied Chemical & Dye 
Corp., .0. Box 149, Long Island City, N.Y. 

Secretary— Miss Mercy P. Kellogg, 184 Sulli- 
van Si New York, N.Y. 


ROCHESTR 

Presideni— Dr. William M. Witherspoon, 451 
Park we., Rochester 7, N.Y. 

Secretary — Miss Mary Scott, 82 Christopher 
St., Nw York, N.Y. 


PHILADEPHIA 

Presiden'— Dr. Garfield Duncan, 620 Carpen- 
ter Lae, Philadelphia, 17. 

Secretarylreasurer — Dr. D. Alan Sampson, 
Episcoal Hospital, Front St. & Lehigh Ave., 
Philadlphia 25, Pa. 


WASHINGON, D.C. 

Presiden — Dr. Donald Thorn, 1361 Hamilton 
St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 

Secretar\Treasurer — Dr. Vincent T. Young, 
A818Chevy Chase Drive, Maryland, D.C. 


DETROIT 

Presiden — 

SecretarTreasurer — Robert  Agajeenian, 
1680 Fairfield Ave., Detroit 21, Mich. 

CHICAGO 


Presiden — Dr. H. 0. Folkins, 9116 La Crosse 
Ave., Skokie, Ill. 

Secretar-Treasurer — Mrs. F. T. Coote, 820 
Milbun St., Evanston, III. 


MINNEAOLIS AND ST. PAUL 

Presiden — Dr. Peter Ward, The Charles T. 
Mille| Hospital, 125 West College Ave., St. 
Paul, Minn. 

Secretar — G. J. Dodd, Jr., 4332 Coolidge 
Ave.,Minneapolis 10, Minn. 


NORTHEN CALIFORNIA 

Presider — H. A. Calkins, 5840 St. Paul 
Court Oakland, Calif. 

Secretar — Mrs. Louis J. Ruschin, 4125 Park 
Blvd. Oakland, Calif. 


SOUTHEN CALIFORNIA 

Presidet — Dr. Douglas McKinnon, 820 5th 
Ave,.Los Angeles 5. 

Secretar — Maurice H. Fleishman, 8844 West 
Olymic Blvd., Beverley Hills, Calif. 


WASHINTON STATE 

Presidet — Dr. Frank L. Horsfall, 1616-1617 
Medial & Dental Bldg., Times Square, 
Seats 1, Wash. 

Secretar-Treasurer — Dr. Gordon B. O'Nell, 
555: Wallingford St., Seattle, Wash. 


SREAT BRITAIN 
Presidet — Dr. Thomas F. Cotton, 86 Brook 
St., ondon, W.1, Eng. 
Honorar Secretary — John H. Lincoln, c/o 
Straus, Turnbull & Co., 36/8 Cornhill, Lon- 
don :.C. 3, England. 


BRITISH WEST INDIES 


JAMAIC 
Presidet — Dr. L. W. Fitzmaurice, Island 
Medial Officer, Kingston, Jamaica. 


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PURELY PERSONAL The Editor 
VOICE OF THE GRADUATES 


McGILv’s PRINCIPALS SINCE 1900 


William Massey Birks 


McGitt WomMEN THEN AND Now 
Maysie S. MacSporran 


THe Prort s, Gop Biess ’Em! 
W. D. Woodhead 


Wuat’s In Store Up 2 \.D.! 


Dr. F. Cyril James 


Our GrowTtH IN AcTuUAL ACRES 
Gordon McL. Pitts 


STARS OF THE SECOND MAGNITUDE 


But STARS T. H. Matthews 


LookInG BAcK ON Our Sports STORY 
D. Stuart Forbes 


\ SoOUARE MEAL FOR TWENTY-FIVE CENTS 
G. H. “Finnie” Fletcher 


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\ Hatr CENTURY OF GRADUATE GIVING 
T. Miles Gordon 


[ate CoLorFuUL Story or “Mac” 


Dr. J. F. Snell 


“His Av 


Tur DEVELOPMENT OF Our SOCIETY 


D. Lorne Gales 


WILLIAM SCALLON, OLpDEsTt Li 


GRADUATE—Dr. James J. Bulger 


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Dornc—Personals 
ADVERTISERS [NDEX 


DrrecTORY OF SOcIETY BRANCHES 


MONTRE , SUN 7R, 1950 


Ohe Graduates Sorivty 


of MrGill University 


BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
PRESIDENT, F. G. FerRABEE, B.Sc. ’24, Dip. R.M.C. 
IMMED. PAST PRESIDENT, C. J. TipMarsH, M.A. '22, M.D. '24 
FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT, E. P. Taytor, B.Sc. '22 
SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT, W. F. Mackcvatgr, K.C., B.C.L. ‘23 


Representative Members of the Board of Governors of the University: 


H. W. Moraan, B.A. '13 
E. A. Leste, B.Sc. '16 
E. P. TAYLor, B.Sc. ‘22 


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Honorary Secretary, President, Montreal Branch, 
E. T. H. SEELY, B.A. ’31 S. Boyp MILLEN, B.A. ’27, B.C.L. ’30 


Honorary Treasurer, President, Alumnae Society, 
CoLin W. WEBSTER, B.A. ’24 Mrs. G. F. SAVAGE, B.A. ’21 


Alumnae Vice-President, President, Students’ Society, 
Mrs. JOHN RHIND, B.Sc. Arts '23 CoLIN McCaALLUM 


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Alumnae Secretary, Miss ELiZABETH MCNAB, B.A. '41 


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THE McGILL NEWS 


Purely Personal 


Fc. time to time the editorial policy of “The McGill News” is brought under 
review. Does “The News” serve a purpose? If so, what purpose? Should it be 
primarily a University publication, in the sense that it reflect University views and 
news? Or should it concern itself in the main with opinion of and by McGill 
graduates, who are subscribers by virtue of their contributions to the Alma Mater 
Fund? 

Were it possible to obtain suggestions from the thousands of members of the 
Graduates Society, obviously it would be no trick at all to arrive at a near-perfect 
formula. Meantime we simply plug along, striving for a good and varied content in 
our quarterly issues, 

In this mid-year of this mid-century, however, our policy was clearly indicated. 
Our job was to tell the story of McGill in all its multifarious phases from 1900 to 
1950. Plainly no easy task. But it was greatly gratifying to come upon so many 
graduates who were so ready and willing to give of their precious time to make 
this present issue possible — and, I hope, valuable. 

For example, I asked Mr. William Birks if he would contribute an article on 
McGill’s Principals. A figure of towering strength in our University affairs 
throughout the first half century, Mr. Birks was not well at the time. Yet his at once 
authoritative and interesting article was the first to reach my desk. 

“The Major’, Stuart Forbes was, of course, the natural choice to do the story 
of sports. As he would, “The Major” hit upon an unique method to accomplish his 
work. He invited twenty old timers to dinner, set up two wire-recorders on the 
table, got everybody spinning yearns, and the excellent results will be found on 
page 30. 

In spite of the time-consuming responsibilities as Principal of a girls’ school, 
Miss Maysie MacSporran undertook to do the story of women at McGill. And, 
only after reading her article, does one realize what an important part women have 
played at our University down the years. 

Friend of and Father Confessor to a legion of undergraduates, “Finnie” 
Fletcher, busy as ever even in retirement, pored back over a couple of score of 
McGill Annuals and emerged with the historic story of the activities of under- 
graduates. “Tommy” Matthews, McGill's inexhaustible Registrar, readily assented 
at the proverbial drop of the hat to record thumbnail sketches of University staff 
members who today are perhaps better remembered than many a professor. And 
Dr. Woodhead — he of the witty pen — was as quick to recall for us some of the 
great professorial characters who have decorated McGill's halls of learning. 

Somehow Gordon Pitts manages to be a successful architect, an active member 
of Montreal’s City Council, chairman of McGill Site-Planning committee and a 
helpful counsellor in Graduates’ Society affairs. Yet, when I sought an article from 
him on McGill’s physical expansion since 1900, carefully documented it was forth- 
coming within a matter of a fortnight. 

That human dynamo, Principal James, listened casually to a suggestion that he 
might contribute an article on McGill's future. Before I had even composed a 
formal request to him for such an article, the thought-provoking statement on 
page 20 was at hand. 

Similarly with Dr. Snell of Macdonald College, and D. Lorne Gales, our busy 
general secretary, additional articles of wide interest were produced to enhance 
the pages of our present issue. 

To all of them a harried Editor conveys a fervent “Thank you”. But one feels 
sure that their efforts will be well rewarded by the delight of the great body of 
McGill graduates who will find between the covers of this Mid-Century number 
nostalgic memories in the story of a famous University. DAVID M. LEGATE. 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


Voice of the Graduates 


A Welcome Word From A 


Graduate In Czechoslovakia 
Sir,— 

Since I cannot contribute to the 
McGill Alma Mater Fund from 
Czechoslovakia, I am at least 
sending you this little book about 
“Musical Prague” for the Con- 
servatory library. 

Please accept it as a friendly 
greeting from one who spent very 
happy years at the school. 

I shall always be glad to hear 
about the activities at McGill and 
from the Grad’s Society. 

Sincerely yours, 
(sgd.) Sona Pecmonova. 
Praha - Vokovice, 
Prilkruhove 166. 
Alma Mater Fund Swells 
With Another Contribution 
Sir,— 

My delay in answering repeated 
appeals for a contribution to the 
McGill Alma Mater Fund has been 
largely due to illness. I hope that 
this enclosure is just the begin- 
ning of a regular, yearly contribu- 
tion. 

My best wishes for the success 
of the fund in 1950, 

Sincerely, 


(sgd.) Louise Seymour. 
“The News” Brings Back 
Memories To This Reader 
Si — 


The receipt today of the Spring 
issue 1950 of the McGill News 


reminded me that I needs must 
correct my address. 

My rank is now Lieutenant 
Commander and address is H.M. 
C.S. Stadacona, Halifax, N.S. 

[ do like receiving the copies 
and each time one arrives on my 
desk, I spend a few moments in 
reverie back on the campus. 
Those, indeed, were joyous days. 

Yours truly, 
R. Douglas Campbell. 


Iceland Will Soon Get 
A Treat... “The News’’! 
Sir;— 

I am a graduate in mechanical 
engineering from McGill Univer- 
sity in 1943. I have never kept in 
touch with the Society since leav- 
ing Montreal, and, therefore, I 
want to ask you to enter my 
address into your membership 
list. If you publish any news 
bulletin or catalogue I would like 
to become a subscriber in order 
to keep in touch with my old 
schoolmates. Please notify me 
about the annual dues. 

Yours truly, 
Johannes Bjarnason, 
Reykjavik, 
Iceland. 


Looking Forward To The 
Science ’?25 Re-union 


Sir,— 


I was delighted to hear that 
Sc. ’25 is still alive and that we 
are planning to get together this 
fall. I shall be there, come hell or 
high water. 


It seems that we reach an age 
when all of a sudden things like 
this mean something. By the time 
you get out of college, you have 
had so much of it that you never 
want to see it again! But as we 
mellow through the years, it all 
comes back. 

Sincerely, 
Bob Dingman, 
Indiana, Pa. 


Looks As Though Another 
Special Issue Is Indicated! 


Sir,— 
Re The McGill News Mid- 
Century Special Number, — | 


would think it might be interest- 
ing to have a short history of the 
life and work of McGill grad- 
uates who have risen to fame and 
made a special contribution to 
society in the past fifty years. Of 
course all McGill graduates are 
famous, including myself, but it 
would be interesting to know of 
those who have added to McGill’s 
fame in the past half century, 
apart from the little fellows, like 
myself, who just do an ordinary 
day’s work. 

(sgd.) Geo. W. Runnels, 


Hudson, Que. 


Ep, Nore: The Publications 
Committee were duly grateful for 
your suggestion but it was una- 
nimously agreed that there would 
be no room in the present Mid- 
Century issue for anything else 
were we to try to embrace the 
stories of McGill’s famous grad- 
uates. 


By Your Letters We Shall Know 


McGill graduates what they want in their quarterly magazine. 


ODAY “The McGill News” is receiving more letters from graduates than 
ever before. As the official organ of the Graduates Society,.“The News” wel- 
comes expressions of opinion, suggestions and criticisms. Only in this way can we do 
what we are determined to do— publish a graduates’ periodical which will give 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Mchill's Principals Since 1900 


Stories of Peterson, Auckland Geddes, Currie, A. E. Morgan, 
Lemis Douglas and F. Cyril James 


by William Massey Birks, C.B.E., LL.D., 


Senior Member, Board of Governors. 


URING the last forty years I have known 

intimately six principals of McGill, and, 
before that, my revered instructor, Sir William 
Dawson. They were “leaders of the people by 
their counsels, and by their knowledge of 
learning meet for the people, wise and eloquent 
in their instructions”. 


SIR WILLIAM PETERSON, M.A., LL.D. 
(1895-1919) 


As the Chancellor, Lord Strathcona, was 
resident in London, the Governors asked him 
to select a successor to Sir William Dawson. 
He chose Dr. William Peterson, born in Edin- 
burgh, and a graduate (like Dawson) of her 
great university — an honours graduate, M.A., 
of Oxford, and for 13 years Principal of Uni 
versity College, Dundee; a classicist, a man of 
ripe scholarship and high executive ability. 

I was present at his first public appearance 
in Montreal in ’95 at a Graduates’ gathering 
in the old Academy of Music on Victoria Street, 
when his lovely wife also graced the platform; 
and was sitting next to him 24 years later, on 
Sunday, January 12th, 1919, when worn out 
with war work, he presided at a patriotic 
meeting in Emmanuel Church, and I saw him 
slide quietly to the floor, from his chair, 
stricken with apoplexy. He survived a couple 
of years, largely recovered his speech, but 
never walked again. Confined to an invalid 
chair, he retired to Bath in Wiltshire, where 
I called on him on my next couple of visits to 
England. 

When I joined the Board of Governors in 
1910, MecGill’s finances were in a serious condi- 
tion and poor Peterson was at his wit’s end. 
With five other comparatively young men 
whom, at the Governors’ request, I had nomi 
nated to the Board, a vigorous whirlwind 
campaign was organized, which succeeded in 
raising over a million and a half dollars. 


Unfortunately one of the problems in raising 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


the money was the Principal’s unpopularity 
in the City. Perhaps the reason was that he 
never really became a Canadian; an enthusi- 
astic imperialist, he did not sufficiently realize 
Canada’s place in that imperialism. All his 
summers were spent in England where his 
heart was, where he educated his sons, and 
where for many years Lady Peterson remain- 
ed. Montreal may have resented this implica- 
tion of colonial inferiority. He did not easily 
“condescend to men of low estate”. Moreover, 
with his fine classical mind went a subtlety 
which presented problems to his more forth- 
right Canadian neighbours ; to whom his course 
often seemed devious, and to which they 
tended to apply harsher terms. 


However, McGill men were justly proud of 


SIR WILLIAM PETERSON, 
Principal 1895 - 1919. 


their Principal when he represented them on 
platforms in the States. He was honoured by 
Harvard, Yale, Princeton and John Hopkins, 
and frequently a speaker in New York, where 
he was chairman of a Board of Trustees of 
the Carnegie Foundation. 


I cannot leave this period without referring 
to that prince of benefactors, Sir William Mac- 
donald. As I went to my office I daily passed 
the old Prince of Wales Terrace on Sherbrooke 
Street, but never without deep sympathy for 
the two lonely old men — the two Sir Williams 
— who lived. there in adjoining houses. The 
one, the mellowing and aging Principal (his 
wife and sons in England) who gave all his 
strength and all the strength of his university 
for the war. He sorrowed for the sacrifice of 
young life and became, himself, as much a 
casualty as if he had fallen on the field. 


Next door, the white-bearded, gentle-voiced 
Sir William Macdonald, who, to me, was a 
saint. Yes! I know that he was anti-clerical, 
but so was the Lord of Life when in answer to 
the question, “Who is my neighbour?” He told 
His inimitable story of “Him who fell among 
thieves ;’ and showed His anti-clericalism by 
painting the priest and the Levite in sombre 
¢olours, as they “passed by on the other side.” 
As the Good Samaritan gave the inn-keeper 
two shillings, this aged saint gave over 14% 
million dollars — (worth double to-day) — to 
bless thousands of young Canadians yet un- 
born. “Whom thinkest thou was neighbour to” 
our youth? 

Sir William Macdonald used to speak to me 
of giving our young people what he called 
“the clear white light of truth’. Once, to his 


amusement, I countered by saying — “Sir 


William, I have a very dear wife and seven 
‘brats’ of all ages (2 to 22) who can ask some 
very pointed questions. I wonder if instead of 
being an old bachelor you had seven ‘brats’, 
would you be quite so dogmatic?” He laugh- 
ingly replied, “Perhaps you’re right”. Yet, 
through his generosity, like Mr. Chips, he had 
many sons. 


SIR AUCKLAND GEDDES, 
(May Ist, 1919 - March Ist, 1920) 


Little need be said of Sir Auckland Geddes 
as he only held the position in absentia, re- 
signing to take the British Ambassadorship at 
Washington. 


SIR AUCKLAND GEDDES, 
Principal May 1st, 1919 - March Ist, 1920. 


He had been our brilliant professor of ana- 
tomy, resigning immediately war was declared, 
later assuming an important Cabinet position 
at Westminster, and was the unanimous choice 
to succeed Sir William Peterson, especially 
backed by the Medical Faculty. 

The Board of Governors also were of one 
mind, and the Nominating Committee of the 
Board, as I was leaving on my usual Spring 
trip to England, asked me to engage him, 
which I did immediately on arriving in London. 


May I add a word of admiration and sincere 
appreciation of Dr. Frank D. Adams, Dean of 
Science, Acting-Principal during the inter- 
regnum. 


SIR ARTHUR CURRIE, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., 
LL.D., D.C.L. (1920-1933) 


As I was sailing again for England, the 
Committee thought Sir Auckland might have 
some one in view to succeed him. He, however, 
had little to suggest. On mentioning Canadian 
names I included Sir Arthur Currie, adding 
that he lacked academic qualifications. He re- 


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plied, “Mark my words, Currie is your man! 
When the history of the war comes to be 
written and some things which cannot now be 
said as long as certain people are alive, Currie’s 
name will be much greater than it is to-day, 
and I speak from inside Cabinet information — 
his will be one of the very great names of the 
war — a name to conjure with from Halifax 
to Victoria.” 


Just before sailing for home, McGill cabled 
me, “Enquire about Professor W. G. S. Adams 
for Principalship”’. 

Adams was at All Souls, Oxford, and |] 
arranged by telephone that he would meet me 
at the Carlton the next afternoon. He 
greeted me with the remark, “I am not a can- 
didate, I am called to teach, not to administer ; 
but after conferring with the Master of Bal- 
liol, as is our duty, I have come to tell you who, 
in our judgment, are the best half dozen names 
for you to consider”. 


His excellent list began with Ramsay Muir 
of Manchester, and among the other five was 
one Canadian, Principal W. L. Grant of Upper 
Canada College. On mentioning Geddes’ com- 
mendation of Currie, he replied, “Currie’s mes- 
sage to the troops of Christmas 717 was the 
classic of the war. He has all the organizing 
ability, all the idealism you could not do 
better.” “Oh,” I replied, “If we Philistines of 
the market place appoint a non-academic Prin 
cipal, my ears just tingle with what-the old- 
fashioned academician will say.” He answered, 
“T would pay no attention to that. When 
Currie first went to British Columbia, he 
taught school for two or three years, which 
to some extent will give him the teacher’s 
mind.” 


At midnight I received a phone message from 
“The Master of Balliol 
heartily, endorses the suggestion of Sir Arthur 


Oxford saying, 


Currie.” This, I presume, is the highest aca- 
demic endorsation in the English-speaking 
world. 


On arriving home I immediately called the 
Nominating Committee together, telling them 
the above story. 


Currie’s response to the suggestion was that 
he would only accept if the Governors were 
unanimous, which they were. 


There were indeed reactions. The next 
morning our Dean of Law called on me in most 
angry protest. Newspaper editorials criticized 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


SIR ARTHUR CURRIE, Principal 1920-1933. 


us severely. One headline reads “An Amazing 
Appointment”. But his startling success was 
beyond all our anticipations. To quote Sir 
Andrew McPhail, “In no long time he mastered 
every detail, with a thorotighness that aston- 
ished even those who had spent a lifetime with- 
in the walls. He entered into the inscrutable 
mind of the professor, and most difficult of all 


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he discerned and dominated the mind of tle 
student, who was equally alert for any sign cf 
weakness or of strength misapplied.” Sir Ar- 
drew continues “and the source of hs 
strength in the dual fields of war and educatim 
was one — his own inherent quality, a quality 
which appeals equally to the student and tle 
soldier. They demand a simple and direct minl, 
a nature free from guile or pretence or vanity” 


He Gave McGill Capable 


And Warm-Hearted Administration 


For thirteen years he gave McGill the warn 
hearted, capable administration she needel, 
during which time he was involved in a scu- 
rilous libel case by which he defended himsdf 
against attacks on his conduct of the war; tle 
case was a great strain on his endurance. n 
1933 he was suddenly stricken with brain il- 
ness, and day after day, as the bulletins flu:- 
tuated, Staff and Students came to the Un- 
versity fearing to look at the flag-staff. Than 
on November 30th it stood at half-mast aid 
the Master was beyond the reach alike of lyirg 
tongues and the praise of those who loved aid 
honoured him. 


Let me quote Stephen Leacock,— 


“It is as a great soldier that the world it 
large mourns General Currie to-day. It Is 
right that it should be so. His great achiev:- 
ment was in arms. Those who know, til 
us that he was one of the great generals >f 
the war; and that if the war had continuel, 
his record, scarcely more than begun, woud 
have placed him among the great captains f 
the ages. 


“ec 


But there are those of us who were mt 
privileged to know him in this wider horizm. 
Our memory of him is that of his thirtem 
years as our Principal at McGill. There he sit 
in his college office, ready and accessible :o 
all of us. Beside him was his pipe with pleny 
of strong tobacco and plenty of strong lai- 
guage to keep it burning. There was a mai! 
I have known many college principals aid 
presidents, — a poor lot most of them, witha 
few brave exceptions, here and there. Bit 
there never was one to match up to Geneal 
Currie. College presidents, as a lot, must bow 
to the rich and fawn for benefactions. Not 30 
General Currie. He thought no more ofa 
plutocrat than of a ninepin. 


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“College presidents must be careful what 
they say and how they say it. Not so General 
Currie. He said what he thought and he said 
it in his own way, — which was a forceful 
one. He knew some of the strongest words in 
our language. Nor was there ever such hon- 


esty as his. 


“For General Currie owed no responsibility 
to any man. For that he looked elsewhere. 
Never was there a man so deeply religious 
in the real meaning of the word. He lived, 
in peace as in war, with the consciousness of 
the imminence of death. For him life was but 
a pathway to something else, and he walked 
that path with a sense of its meaning and its 
end that never left him for a day. Beside him 
as he walked was the shadowed curtain of the 
infinite. 


“General Currie knew nothing of scholarship 
in the narrower sense of the term. His dusty, 
shabby professors were always a sort of 
mystery to him. He could never quite under- 
stand whether they were researching or loaf- 
ing. When he first came to us, he imagined 
that the professors were always buried in the 
library, each lecture planned and prepared 
like Vimy Ridge. 


“ 


Later on he was a little disillusioned. ‘Some 
of these gentlemen,’ he said, only that was 
not the name he used for them; he had a 
simpler one, ‘don’t research at all.’ They were 
like hens that wouldn’t lay. But disillusioned 
or not, he was unfailing in the devotion of his 
leadership. 


There Was Never Any 
Pretence About Sir Arthur 


“We never had the place in his heart that he 
kept for his generals. Nor had we the right 
to it. His generals were always there in his 
mind, all nicknamed and labelled, as General 
Currie loved to name people. But his profes- 
sors had at least second place. Indeed as time 
went on, we too dropped into our nicknames 
and labels. No one but General Currie could 
think of a professor of seventy as ‘Bill’, But 
he had to have it so. He could not bear a 
word of idle dignity and pretences. 


“There were those of us who served under 
him at McGill to whom there came during his 
principalship those dark hours that at some 
time must shadow every human life. And there 


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ARTHUR EUSTACE MORGAN, 
Principal 1986 - 1987. 


General Currie was beyond words,—a tender- 
ness of sympathy, an affection for those in 
distress that no language can present and that 


no gratitude can repay. 


“Now it is over. We have laid him to rest. 
Yet we who served with him at McGill can 
only hope that somewhere in the sound of the 
martial music and the measured step of his 
soldiers, his soul might hear the shuffling 
feet of his dusty professors, out of step and 
out of breath, but following him — as they 
had been wont to do these thirteen years 
as best they could.” 


ARTHUR EUSTACE MORGAN, 
(September 1935 - May 1937) 


After looking over the Canadian field for a 
successor to Currie, Sir Edward Beatty put 
the responsibility upon Dr. Chipman and me 
of surveying the Old Country, which I had 
visited annually for 50 years. 


To make a long story short, we reduced some 
150 names to 5, and after personal interviews, 
decided upon Morgan of Hull. Principal Mor- 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


gan made a splendid first impression — a 
nagnificent figure, a delightful smile, an orna- 
nent on any platform. Perhaps his weakness 
vas that he wished to be Colonel, Adjutant 
nd Sergeant Major all in one, but McGill was 
1ot a one-man institution like University Col- 


Ege, Hull. 


[ returned from a trip to Australia to find 
nuch friction, though Morgan was beloved by 
he undergraduates. After much discussion 
vith Sir Edward, the question to my mind was 

Could we in time adjust Principal Morgan 
ongenially into harness, or would there be 
ontinued friction? The latter appeared to be 
he only answer, which further study fully 
onfirmed, and Morgan retired. 


LEWIS WILLIAM DOUGLAS, 


(January Ist, 1938 - December 31st, 1939) 


The Board was fortunate in calling Principal 
Douglas, grandson of the late Dr. James 
Douglas, who had been one of its most valued 
nembers. Though a native American, he had 


loth Canadian and Scottish background. 


Principal Douglas, now American Ambas- 


HON. LEWIS WILLIAM DOUGLAS, 
Principal, Jan. Ist, 1938 - Dec. 31st, 1939. 


DR. F. CYRIL JAMES, Principal, 1940-.... 


sador to the Court of St. James’s, brought youth, 
great ability and wide experience of both uni- 
versity life and of public affairs. We were 
sorry indeed to receive his resignation to head 
one of the great insurance companies in New 
York; he could not resist being drawn into 
public affairs again. Though only with us a 
couple of years, he secured Dr. F. Cyril James 
to head and reorganize the Department of 
Commerce and Economics. 


For this purpose Dr. James would only con- 
sider a three year engagement, but by so doing 
Dr. Douglas had provided his own successor, 
our new Principal, already with us at McGill. 


FRANK CYRIL JAMES (1940 - ) 


An Englishman of a North Country or 
Border family, though born in London — 
starting as a banker and winning a Sir Ernest 
Cassel travelling scholarship from London 
University, which brought him to the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. 


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Principal James, with thirtem years in the 
States, brought us the best of »oth worlds — 
the riper and greater traditins of the Old 
Land, and the nervous activism and vigour of 
the New. I never knew a man /f such tireless 
energy, wider contacts or rich'r background. 
Let us (with the assistance ofhis good wife) 
see that he does not overwork 


It is to me an omen fraugh with promise 
that only once before, in her log history, has 
a man in the thirties been calli to the Prin- 
cipalship. I refer, of course, o Sir William 
Dawson. He (Dawson) had i:deed his diffi- 
culties, but McGill has never hid to face such 
well nigh impossible problems, is has Principal 
James — with an undergraduat: body jumping 
from 3,000 to 9,000 almost overnight (veterans 
and many of them married). 


He has done the impossibl, and done it 
brilliantly. We are very proud of him and we 
all wish him well. 


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Nh eR 1 ABER 


MODERN COMFGTS AT R.V.C.: This is a sketch of the five-storey annex of the Royal Victoria College, now in full 


operation. It provides accommodation for 162 girls, complete with comfortably furnished lounges. 


Mcbill Women — 


Then and Now 


[oday Some of Our Faculties Will Not Admit Men, 
But No Faculty Closes Its Doors to Women 


by MaysieS. MacSporran, R.V.C. ’27 
Nw in shcks, in saris, in tweeds, they 


swarm orer the campus: girls fresh from 
school, veterais of World War II, graduates 
of distant colliges. From every part of Canada, 
from scatterec sections of the Commonwealth, 
from the Statis and the other Americas, from 
Europe and Asia, they come to McGill. Over 
two thousand are registered today and the 
fields open to ‘hem are legion: physical educa- 
tion, music, eigineering, architecture, library 
science, law, medicine, social service, arts. 
Though several departments will not admit 
men, today thre is no faculty which closes its 
doors to wonen. 


This parade is a far cry from the situation 
in 1900. Women students then were few. The 
long and ardwus struggle and the determined 
efforts of the pioneers had culminated in the 
class of ’88 having eight women students 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


graduate. The story of that first intrepid group 
has often been recalled with pride, and it will 
always be a cherished chapter in our annals. 


What had happened at McGill was happen- 
ing all over the Western world — women 
were fighting for higher education and for 
deeper participation in the work of the world. 
The McGill story is a chapter in this larger 
movement. This in turn is a facet of a still 
more far-reaching historical change. The 
French Revolution had introduced new prin- 
ciples of individualism and freedom, conye- 
niently summarized in the ringing cry of 
“Liberty, Fraternity, Equality”. This was the 
philosophy ; the Industrial Revolution was the 
practical expression. Together they shook the 
world. 


The eighteenth century philosophers might 
well be astonished if they could but see the 
pattern which has evolved from their theories. 


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Similarly many a young student bent on 
“taking” courses would be astonished if re- 
minded that the privileges and benefits she 
enjoys and regards as natural have come to her 
and to millions of her contemporaries because 
of the daring speculation of those thinkers of 
two hundred years ago. 


At the turn of the eentury this might have 
been more quickly appreciated. The women 
students had considerable erudition and a high 
sense of dedication and devotion. It is note- 
worthy that the year after graduation the first 
eight “Donaldas” formed a society with a two- 
fold aim: to continue their intellectual fellow- 
ship and to initiate some altruistic work for 
those less fortunately circumstanced. 


This was the beginning of the McGill Alum- 
nae Society which has ever since carried on 
these traditions. They express the very spirit 
of the pioneers who loved learning, but never 
had a thought of keeping it in an ivory tower. 
From the outset they had a sense of responsi- 
bility and a social ethic. 


In 1891 they organized a Neighbourhood 
Committee of Volunteers which opened a Girls’ 
Club and Lunch Room at 47 Jurors Street. 
Three years later they were obliged to seek 
larger quarters on Bleury Street, and they 
expanded their enterprise to include evening 
clubs and classes. Shortly afterwards (1895) 
they opened the first children’s library with 
aid from the McGill Library School. From this 
the next step was to enlist support from the 
men for a Boys’ Club. These are the modest 
origins of a now great agency — the Univer- 
sity Settlement. While it has grown far beyond 
the parent body and it is now part of Welfare 
Federation, there still exists a warm tie — the 
Alumnae have a representative on the Board, 
many of them assist it in various capacities, 
all are proud of its growth and achievement. 


It is a remarkable tribute to the first Alum- 
nae that their small courageous venture grew 
into the great and essential service which is 
functioning today. More recently, however, the 
McGill Alumnae have devoted much energy 
to the Scholarship Fund, endeavoring in that 
way to express their gratitude to the Univer- 
sity. They have awarded bursaries and inau- 
gurated a student Loan Fund. They are build- 
ing up endowments in memory of some of 
McGill’s well-known women; already com- 
pleted are the Ethel Hurlbatt, the Susan Ca- 


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FIRST WARDEN: Miss Hylda Diana Oakeley, 1895-1905. 


meron Vaughan, the Helen R. Y. Reid, the 
Georgina Hunter Scholarships, and about to 
be completed, one in memory of Professor 
Carrie Derick. 

In every McGill campaign women have done 
their part gladly and efficiently. Their teams 
were active in raising money for the Sir 
Arthur Currie Memorial Gymnasium, the War 
Memorial Fund, and the Alma Mater Fund, 
They worked laboriously on the McGill Direc- 
tory, tracing names and addresses, collating, 
checking endlessly. With the McGill Women 
Associates they helped to run the Room Reg- 
istry, a project started to assist in a very 
serious emergency when housing was scarcer 
than ever and students more numerous than 
ever. The time has now come when they have 
shouldered alone this important service. 

However diversified are women’s activities 
at McGill now, the R.V.C. remains the focal 
point. Fifty years ago women achieved the 
distinction of their own college, incorporated 
separately, housed in a handsome building 
provided by the generosity of a munificent 
benefactor, Lord Strathcona. The official open- 
ing came in 1900 when the then Duke and 


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Duchess of York, later King George V and 
Queen Mary, visited Montreal. The royal 
couple were the guests of the Founder at his 
Dorchester Street residence, while their en- 
tourage lived at the College. 


Lord Strathcona enjoyed entertaining lavish- 
ly. As befitted such a visit, he arranged for the 
gayest celebrations and had electric lights 
outlining every window and doorway. Crowds 
pressed about so densely that even residents 
of the College had difficulty in gaining entrance 
to the brilliant reception which honored the 
royal guests after Lord Strathcona’s dinner. 
This was but one of many sparkling gatherings 
within the college walls — the world of fashion 
has assembled there for a Charity Ball; the 
world of law has gathered for meetings of the 
American Bar Association; the world of learn- 
ing has met at Convocations to honour dis- 
tinguished visitors, eminent scientists, soldiers, 
writers, humanitarians. Lord Strathcona 
brought the world into McGill. 


It is not without its own symbolism that the 
‘building so dedicated had its second additional 
wing opened in the autumn of 1949. A retro- 
spective glance at the progress of women at 
McGill during the half century sees in this the 
outward and visible manifestation of an ad- 
vance which even the most casual observer 
can scarcely fail to appreciate. 


Proud as the University was of that new 
building, there was reason to be more proud 
of those chosen to guide its students. It was 
Lord Strathcona’s wish that they should have 
the opportunity of contact with gentlewomen, 
outstanding in character and scholarship. To 
this end serious thought was given to the 
choice of the first Warden. Finally Miss Hylda 
Diana Oakeley (1895-1905) was named. She 
came from Oxford, one of Somerville’s distin- 
guished scholars, a philosopher and named a 
writer who has published many books in the 
course of a long career, McGill still has a place 
in her memory, as she testified in the last issue 
of “The News”, and there are here still those 
who remember with gratitude what she stood 
for. Hers was a spirit which gave reality to 
the ideal. She had no commerce with material- 
ism, and her students were brought into living 
contact with abiding values. 


Assisting her was the beloved Mademoiselle 
Milhau, the first of a line of memorable French 
women who have brought to McGill the tradi- 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


SECOND WARDEN: Miss Ethel Hurlbatt, 1906-1929. 


tions of French culture. Spirited and vital, 
ardent and intelligent, she gave of herself un- 
sparingly, not only while she was on the staff, 
but in later years after she married her home 
in Paris was ever welcoming to McGill men 
and women. Madame Puech exerted herself 
to help these Canadians when they came to 
study in her country, and aided them to make 
contacts in fields which interested them. She 
had a discerning eye and was quick to sense 
potentialities. It is pleasant to recall that when 
our Chancellor was a student there, she con- 
fidently predicted that we would hear more 
about that young man. 


Another culture was represented in the 
young college by Miss Clara Lichtenstein who 
came from Germany to teach music. She had 
an active imagination to which she gave full 
rein, and for many years she was a person- 
ality known to all R.V.C. students as well as 
to all those at the Conservatorium. 


Many of her years on the staff were under 
Miss Ethel Hurlbatt (1906-1929), the second 
Warden. It would be difficult to imagine two 
women more different in temperament and 


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THIRD WARDEN: Mrs. Walter Vaughan. 


outlook as well as in tradition. Coming fron 
Somerville, as did Miss Oakeley, Miss Hurl 
batt was a woman of innate dignity and higl 
principle, In the community at large she com 
manded a deep respect, winning high regari 
both for herself and the College. Deliberate i 
her approach, she conscientiously furthere 
the interests of women at McGill and yet wa 
mindful always of individual students. Throug] 
her kindly vigilance many were made aware o 
opportunities for further study abroad, am 
now recall with gratitude that they migh 
never have pressed on but for her kindlines) 
in suggesting ways and means. 


Miss Hurlbatt left behind her a tangibl: 
souvenir — the Warden's Jewel. She sug 
gested that this pendant-clip might be won 
by her successors on special occasions. It wai 
ceremoniously presented to Mrs. Vaughan b: 


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PRESENT WARDEN: Dr. Muriel V. Roscoe. 


Sir Arthur Currie, and it may be seen in the 
Forbes portrait of Mrs. Vaughan and in the 
official photographs of both Miss Hurlbatt and 
Mrs. Grant. The thought is typical of her and 
illustrates a feeling she had for history and 
continuity. 


In a letter accompanying her gift she says, 
in part: 


“T should like the jewel to be known by the 
name of Miss Madeleine Shaw Lefevre, the 
first Principal of Somerville College. Miss 
Shaw Lefevre had visited the Governor-in- 
Chief Sir Edmund Walker Head and Lady 
Head, in Quebec, and retained her interest in 
Canada throughout her life. She helped greatly 
to make the advent of women to Oxford 
acceptable and thereby to prepare the way for 
their full recognition later by the University, 
and she should be remembered for that service. 


“The jewel she had brought from Ceylon. 
It is of tourmalines set in silver, of Portuguese 
workmanship, made as part of native chief- 
tains’ jewellery during the Portuguese ascend- 
ancy in the Fast. 


“She gave it to me in 1906 as I was leaving 
for Canada, as a token of her interest and good 
wishes, and I have worn it ever since.” 


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Miss Hurlbatt was succeeded by Mrs. Walter 
Vaughan. Of her it is difficult to speak at all 
adequately. There is no one who has had such 
a long association as she and who embodies in 
her own person so much of this story. She 
graduated in the year 1895, then Miss Susan 
Cameron, and she joined the staff of the Col- 
lege to teach English. 


At the beginning of her career she not only 
taught, but as Vice-Warden she assisted in the 
administration of the College. Her close asso- 
ciation was for a time interrupted, because she 
left Montreal after her marriage to Mr. Walter 
Vaughan, McGill’s able Bursar, who went to do 
war work in England under Sir Auckland 
Geddes. When her husband died, she settled 
again in Montreal, and was a familar figure 
once more at many university functions. It 
was therefore most gratifying when she was 
appointed Warden succeeding Miss Hurlbatt. 
She occupied this position till 1937, and she had 
the satisfaction of supervising the first wing 
which was added to the College, its appoint- 
ments and its atmosphere reflecting her good 
taste and judgment. 


She combines a turn for practical affairs 
with a lively and genuine love of letters. If 
paraphrased, “And gladly wolde he lerne and 
gladly teche”, might be most truly said of her. 
To this day she conducts a Modern Literature 
Group for the Alumnae, and there new genera- 
tions of students may delight in her excellent 
English style, her critical acumen, and her wise 
insights, 


She was known far beyond McGill when she 
was chosen the second President of the Cana- 
dian Federation of University Women. This 
organization was born after the first War and 
became one of the national member groups of 
the International Federation of University 
Women which was the expression of the pro- 
found universal hope that we might be spared 
another such holocaust. Women of education 
and good-will banded themselves together to 
establish peace. Dark forces overwhelmed them 
and war broke these valued ties for the time 
being, but it is inspiring to know that Univer- 
sity women are again building up what was 
beaten down. They are repairing their lines of 
communication, and it is a McGill woman who 
has been President of the International Fede- 
ration during this difficult reconstruction, and 
she is Dr. A. Vibert Douglas, now of Queen’s 
University. 


After Mrs. Vaughan’s retirement Mrs. W. L. 
Grant for three years guided the College. She 
was a woman who left her mark, short as was 
her tenure. She had many friends at McGill, 
being herself a graduate (Maud Parkin ’03). 
She was forthright and energetic, approach- 
able and broad-minded, with an independence 
that will not soon be forgotten. 


She was succeeded by Dr. Muriel V. Roscoe, 
the present Warden. Her field is botany, and 
she is an active member of that department, 
thus carrying on the tradition of Professor 


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AFTER THE BALL: Aé the turn of the century not only was it nt unusual to find women studying at McGill, but, sur- 


prisingly enough, they were participating in vigorous sports wk busKkevvall. 


Notman Photo 


The Professors, God Bless ‘Em! 


Who Can Reckon the Debt Owed by Students Down 
the Years to a Number of Colorful Teachers ? 


by Dr. W. D. Woodhead 


OOKING backward over many years spent 
L at McGill, we find so many names and 
faces thronging to our memories, so many 
anecdotes about professors who varied in their 
eccentricities — and, thank heaven, ours is a 
profession from which eccentricity has not yet 
entirely perished — that it is difficult to know 
where to begin, where to end. But editors are 
inexorable in the limits they impose upon their 
contributors and keep a special eye on pro- 
fessors, many of whom have acquired the gift 
of making a short story long: and as our 
gallery of worthies is far too great to allow of 
proper hanging space to each (though perhaps 
‘hanging’ is an unfortunate word to choose on 
such an occasion), the best that we can hope 
to do is to select an anecdote here and there, 
which may remind the reader of old, familiar 
figures no longer now in our midst. Many of 
them have departed to a land, we hope, of 
privileged eccentrics: some are still with us, 
and long may they remain to relieve the mono- 
tony and tedium of life and bring joy to those 
who regard them with such affection. 


Sir Arthur Currie himself was a character, 
as all who knew him would readily agree. We 
can picture him still seated in his office, “a 
pipe beside him with plenty of strong tobacco 
and plenty of strong language to keep it burn- 
ing.” Many a good story is told about him: 
the best of all may possibly be apocryphal, 
but it would have delighted his heart. A dis- 
tinguished scholar from an American Univer- 
sity was receiving his honorary degree from 
McGill, and the Principal uttered the regular 
formula recited over the elect — “Admitto te 
in gradum &c.” To the delight of everybody, 
the recipient replied in a brief but eloquent 
speech in Latin, and then came the moment 
when all eyes were fixed on the Principal. He 
rose splendidly to the occasion, stood to his full 
height with arm uplifted, and said: ‘Pax vo- 
biscum.” 


And of Sir Arthur one can never think 


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without remembering that ‘fellow of infinite 
jest’, of whom so many droll stories are told, 
Stephen Leacock. He would have us all laugh- 
ing with that infectious chuckle of his long 
before he came to the point of his story: and 
we could hear that chuckle too as we read his 
works. Of all his many writings none has ever 
seemed to me finer than the tribute which he 
paid to Sir Arthur Currie the day after his 
funeral. It ended with these words: “We have 
laid him to rest. Yet we who served with him 
at McGill can only hope that somewhere in 
the sound of martial music and the measured 
step of his soldiers, his soul might hear the 
shuffling feet of his dusty professors, out of 
step and out of breath, but following him — 
as they had been wont to do these thirteen 
years — as best they could.” 


But Stephen Leacock, who alone might claim 
space unlimited in pages of reminiscence, is 
too well known to the world in general to need 
any further words; and he would gladly have 
made way himself for other less familiar but 
interesting figures. And of all professors who 
ever served McGill none stand out more vividly 
or conspicuously as characters than John Mac- 
naughton, Professor of Greek, and Francis E. 
Lloyd, Professor of Botany. ‘John’ possessed 
that gift of vivid phrase which seems to be 
peculiar to those of Celtic blood, and stories 
innumerable are told to illustrate his volcanic 
temperament and his unusual powers of ex- 
pression. To speak of an elderly Welsh scholar 
as “that mouldy old Merlin, that fly-blown 
wizard” came as naturally to him as to call a 
book written by a colleague “bottled darkness, 
inspissated gloom”. It was terrifying to hear 
him exclaim on retirement, “Thank God, now 
at last I shall be able to say what I really 
think!” Temperamental, eccentric, lovable — 
he will long be remembered by all who came 
into contact with him. 


‘Lloydie’ was another unforgettable, and 


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The Future of Our Civilization Depends on the Extent 
to Which All Our Universities Do Their Job. 


by F. Cyril James, 


Principal and Vice-Chancellor. 


HE achievements of the past fifty years, 
g | the steady growth of teaching staff, stu- 
dent population and physical facilities which is 
described by other writers in this issue of The 
McGill News, constitute the foundation on 
which the University must build during the 
next half-century, but few of the readers of 
this page are likely to turn back to it in 2000 
A.D., for the purpose of smiling at its failure 
to prophesy accurately the detailed nature of 
that building. Indeed it may be that, by that 
time, reading will be a lost art because educa- 
tion will be carried out entirely by visual aids 
and radio, so that people will think in images 
and ideas instead of words. McGill in that day, 
if we can believe the more radical of contem- 
porary prophets, may be a huge broadcasting 
station manned by technicians who send out 
continuous television programmes devised by 
a team of scholars, scientists and psychiatrists 
to make education effortless. Even intercol- 
legiate football may have been replaced by 
long-distance chess games, shown in colour- 
television, and some erudite antiquarian will 
explain that McGill chose red and white during 
the dark ages of the nineteenth century because 
these colours were found appropriate to con- 
trast the chess men of opposing teams. 


The Trend During The Years 
That Lie Immediately Ahead 


I shall not pursue such gloomy thoughts. It 
may be just as well that we cannot foresee all 
the details of the next half-century but this 
article must not discourage anyone from the 
will to live, so that we shall content ourselves 
with an attempt to define the trends of 
McGill’s development during the years that 
lie immediately ahead. 


In the first place, it seems almost certain 
that the decline in the size of the student 
population, which began in 1949, will continue 
during the next few years. The task of provid- 


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ing educational opportunities for veterans re- 
turning from the armed forces of Canada and 
her allies, to which all of the Universities of 
this Dominion addressed themselves five years 
ago, is almost finished. We have returned to 
normal, in the sense that freshmen are once 
again coming straight from school to Uni- 
versity, but there is no evidence that the rate 
of flow will return to what we regarded as 
normal in the ’thirties. The population of 
Canada has grown during the last twenty 
years: it is still growing. In addition, the ex- 
periences of war emphasized the fact that 
Canada needs more men and women with Uni- 
versity education. If one might hazard a guess, 
the total number of students at all Canadian 
Universities is likely to be at least fifty per 
cent larger than it was in 1938-39, but McGill’s 
share in that increase is less easy to determine. 
Our fees have been, and are likely to remain, 
the highest in Canada, so that potential stu- 
dents and their parents will have to weigh the 
relative merits of lower costs at other institu- 
tions against the special advantages which 
McGill has offered in the past and must con- 
tinue to offer in the future if it is to preserve 
its reputation. 


Those special advantages, which I shall not 
attempt to set forth in detail, are inherent in 
the work of the several Faculties and, when 
I last addressed myself to prophecy in the 
epilogue to R. C. Fetherstonhaugh’s McGill 
University at War, I emphasized the need to 
maintain the quality of our great professional 
Faculties of Medicine and Engineering. En- 
couragement of Graduate Studies and Research 
then seemed almost as important, while the 
development of our work in the great fields of 
humanities and the social sciences also had a 


high priority. 


During the past five years we have made 
substantial progress in each of these directions. 
The Donner Building for Medical Research, 
the Cyclotron and the Eaton Electronics Lab- 
oratory, Chancellor Day Hall for the Faculty 
of Law, the projected buildings of the Physical 
Sciences Centre and the enlarged Redpath 


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Library — all of these are but the outward and 
visible sign of the growth of staff and students 
who give life to these developments. 


But, having accomplished so much during 
this period of reconstruction, it is perhaps 
appropriate to pause and ask ourselves whether 
our plans need modification in the light of 
changing circumstances. Do we need to change 
direction or emphasis as we enter a new half- 
century? 


Speaking for myself, the plans that McGill 
formulated during the closing years of the 
war still seem appropriate to the new half- 
century. We need to do all of the things that 
were then considered desirable, but rising costs 
and declining revenues may make it impossible 
for McGill to carry out the whole programme 
on the basis of its present resources. 


This financial crisis is common to all Cana- 
dian. Universities. Salaries, wages and the 
prices of all materials, furniture or equipment 
have risen steadily during the past few years. 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


Drawn by Jim Reidford, The Montreal Star. 


But, in spite of this fact, the average annual 
expenditure per student has decreased from 
$515 in 1942-43 to $433 in 1948-49. This figure, 
it must be repeated, is an average of several 
universities. The McGill expenditure per capita 
is higher in each year, but it also has declined 
in the same pattern. In a single sentence, Can- 
adian universities do not at present receive 
enough money to finance the tasks that they 
are expected to perform. 


To get down to brass tacks, the revenue 
from the general funds of McGill University 
in 1948-49 — exclusive of student fees and 
special Faculty endowments — amounted to 
$623,305. From this fund the Medical Faculty 
drew $247,463, the Faculty of Agriculture 
$237,519 and the Faculty of Engineering $185,- 
837. The expenditure of these three profes- 
sional faculties, over and above their total in- 
come from student fees, Faculty endowments 
and special funds, exhausted an amount equal 
to the total free revenues of McGill University 
so that, if the Board of Governors had not ex- 


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would have been sharply curtailed. 


What are the implications of these statistics ? 
McGill is, to the best of my knowledge, the 
most richly endowed University in Canada. It 
is also among the largest and oldest of Cana- 
dian universities. In this country, and in others, 
discussions of the functions of “private” uni- 
versities, as contrasted to those of academic 
institutions financed largely by governments, 
have tended to emphasize the fact that these 
private Universities should make their largest 
contribution to the welfare of the community 
in fields of knowledge where independence is 
precious. A particular government, at a given 
moment of time, may forget the long-range 
importance to western civilization of free en- 
quiry in humanistic thought. It may resent free 
expression in the broad field of the social 
sciences. It may be so concerned with impor- 
tant projects in the fields of applied science and 
engineering that it fails to encourage those 
who are studying the “impractical” and “un- 
economic” problems of pure science. 


If the tradition of academic independence 
has any value to this generation, that value will 
be greatest in regard to undergraduate educa- 
tion and post-graduate research in these thrée 
basic fields — the humanities, the social 
sciences and natural science. Here, if any- 
where, the endowments of a University are 
important because they enable it to do what 
governments are not ready to finance. The 
“private” University has been endowed by its 
benefactors with a certain measure of inde- 
pendence in order that it may be a pioneer in 
the realms of knowledge and, like all pioneer- 
ing spirits, it must leave to others the task 
of developing the areas that it has explored 
and mapped. 


That line of thought leads inevitably to the 
opinion that the time has now come when the 
Dominion of Canada must finance on a gener- 
ous scale the professional training by Uni- 
versities of physicians, surgeons, engineers, 
agriculturalists and forestry specialists. Each 
of these is vitally important to the welfare and 
prosperity of Canada. The appropriate pro- 
fessional training for each of them has devel- 
oped far beyond the ideas of “education” that 
were in the minds of those who drafted the 
British North America Act, and Provincial 
Governments have not found it possible to 


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provide adequate funds for professional train- 
ing on such a scale. 


Lest there be any suggestion that a sub- 
stantial increase in tuition fees might be 
resorted to instead of government financing, | 
should like to point out that fees in most pro- 
fessional faculties have already reached a point 
that imposes an economic barrier to education. 
Canadian men and women from poor families 
do not now have equal educational opportuni- 
ties to those whose parents are reasonably 
well-to-do and Dr. Vannevar Bush in his pro- 
vocative study of “Moslem Arms and Free 
Men” has emphasized the danger to the sur- 
vival of democracy which is inherent in this 
economic limitation of educational opportunity, 
If the Universities of Canada are to attract the 
ablest of our young men and women, the Gov- 
ernment must provide scholarships to enable 
these students to live decently and to utilize 
effectively their educational opportunities. 


The development of all Canadian Universi- 
ties during the second half of the twentieth 
century will be sharply conditioned by the ex- 
tent to which, and the time at which, the 
Dominion Government assumes the financial 
responsibility for the professional training of 
those men and women who are needed if it is 
to carry out the national policies that it has 
already adopted, and by way of scholarships, 
for an even larger group of intelligent citizens. 
Without Dominion assistance the Universities 
will be unable to maintain the present high 
standards of their work. In the special case of 
McGill University, the decision of the Do- 


. minion Government in this matter will pose a 


further problem of equal significance. To what 
extent, and in what ways, should McGill apply 
to the development of pure science, the human- 
ities and the social sciences the revenues which 
such government aid will release from the 
service of the professional faculties ? 


Wellington may not have said that the Battle 
of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of 
Eton, but there can be no doubt that the future 
of Canada, and indeed of our western civilisa- 
tion as a whole, depends upon the extent to 
which our universities succeed in the task of 
helping young men and women to develop their 
character and their intelligence. Neither ACTH 
nor atom bomb are half as important as this 
central problem, and the prestige of McGill in 
2000 A.D. will depend upon the extent to which 
we solve it wisely. 


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Uur Growth in Actual Acres 


In 1900 It Was 22 Acres—Ti oday Land Owned by the 
U; niversity Embraces Over Two Thousand Acres 


by Gordon McL. Pitts, °08, 
Chairman, University Site Planning Committee. 


IFTY years, half a century, looking ahead 
how long and shadowy the way, looking 
back how quickly sped. 


The verdant Freshman of 1900 walking up 
the Avenue in the golden glow of a September 
sun had his first glimpse of the Campus of his 
future Alma Mater, which to a quick and 
casual glance, differed in no great degree from 
the scene which will greet this year’s Fresh- 
man. Perambulators will circulate the walks, 
pushed by doting mothers or starched nannies, 
and future Montrealers will enjoy their romp 
and play over McGill’s broad lawns, as was 
the privilege of their forefathers. 


This great University owes its birth to the 
foresight and idealism of James McGill and 
his bequest of £10,000 in cash, and 46 acres of 
gardens and farm lands with buildings thereon, 
valued in those days at some £30,000, all to 
found a College to bear his name. These 46 
acres extended from Carleton Road and Pine 
Avenue to Dorchester Street, and from Met- 
calfe and McTavish Streets to University 
Street. The financial viscissitudes of the early 


days of its existence made it necessary for the 


University to dispose of large tracts of this 
inheritance. In 1843 the land for the opening 
of Dorchester Street and St. Catherine Street 
was given to the City to be followed in 1851 
by University Street, and in 1854 by land for 
Union Avenue, between Dorchester and St. 
Catherine Streets; McGill College Avenue; 
Burnside Place; Victoria, Mansfield, Cathcart 
and Monique Streets. From 1858 to 1860 it 
became necessary to dispose of some 44 build- 
ing lots situated on Sherbrooke, Victoria, 
Mansfield and University Streets, over 13 acres 
in all. Only recently, many private lanes in the 
area which still remained the property of the 
University, have been disposed of. 


While this period in McGill’s history was a 
difficult one, the record of achievement in the 
fifty years just past, is most stimulating and 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


inspiring to every graduate and supporter of 
the University. 


On the lower Campus, whereas most of the 
class trees did not survive the inaugural cere- 
monies, those planted by Sir William Dawson 
have materially increased in girth. The old iron 
gates, familiar to the students of fifty years 
ago, were replaced in 1925 by the present hand- 
some Roddick Memorial Gates and Clock 
Tower. The Porter’s Lodge on the left, occu- 
pied for so many years by the custodian and 
oracle of all McGill, Tom Graydon, disappeared 
with the advent of the Canadian National Rail- 
way tunnel in 1913. By 1911, there were electric 
lights on the Avenue. The old wooden grand- 
stand, with its dressing rooms under, for 
“ladies” and “gents”, from which we viewed 
with tense excitement and at times no little 
glee, many a hard-fought football battle, has 
gone, its function to be performed by the new 
Molson Stadium built in 1914-15. 


The property and residence of Jesse Joseph 
at the north-east corner of McTavish and 
Sherbrooke Streets, with its gardens and 
greenhouses behind, known as “Dilcoosha”, 
“The Heart’s Delight”, were purchased for the 
University in 1909, and are at present occupied 
by the McCord Museum and the tennis courts 
and dressing rooms on McTavish Street. 


The original Redpath Library, formally 
opened in 1893, was extended in 1900, and a 
further extension was made in 1921. A still 
further major extension to this building is now 
in process, and when completed, the Library 
will provide accommodation for some 1,000,000 
volumes, reading rooms seating 400 under- 
graduates, and 200 graduates and advanced stu- 
dents, a large Redpath Hall, together with all 
the accessories essential to a modern college 
library. 


The Redpath Museum, built in 1880, has not 
changed its function or appearance since we 
first saw it fifty years ago. 


On the other hand, the Arts Building has 
undergone some very drastic interior modifica- 


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third of the shield, or chief, is red and divided 
from the lower two-thirds, which is white, by 
the dancette, or line of partition, the three 
points of which have reference to the three 
parts of Mount Royal. On the chief, a book 
in black and white, i.e., “proper”. The book is 
between two coronets, which, according to the 
above, should be white bearing the legend, “In 
Domino Confido”, with the Motto, “Grandes- 
cunt Aucta Labore”, 


The old Medical Building, erected in 1872, 
extended in 1885, and again in 1894 and 1901, 
was destroyed by fire, April 16th, 1907, the 
portion built in 1894 only remaining intact. 
Following this disaster, it was decided to locate 
the new Medical Building on the south-west 
corner of Pine Avenue and University Street, 
near the Royal Victoria Hospital, and this new 
structure was opened on January Sth, 1911. 
On the site of the old Medical Building, the 
present Biological Building was erected in 
1922, with its adjacent Animal House in 1927. 


Previous to 1909 the University buildings 
were heated independently, but that year a 


central Power-House was constructed with 
heating and electrical equipment to supply the 
Campus buildings. This Power House was 
extended in 1926, in 1931, in 1935, in 1946 and 


in 1948. The buildings are now heated by 


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tions, although its traditional external appear- 
ance has been retained. In 1926 the interior of 
the Centre Wing and Molson Hall was entirely 
remodelled, and Moyse Hall constructed. The 
old wooden Doric columns of the front porch 
were replaced by counterparts in stone, but 
from the same old cupola the same old emblem 
flies. The East Wing, originally Principal Daw- 
son’s residence, and later the Administrative 
Offices, was entirely modernized and recon- 
structed in 1947 as “Dawson Hall”. 


The reference to the “same old emblem” is 
not quite correct. The early crest of the Uni- 
versity, taken from the family Arms of the 
Founder, will be remembered by some of us as 
three black crows with feet on a red shield, 
all surmounted by a crown. (Sometimes the 
crows were white). In 1907, the Herald’s Col- 
lege, London, registered a new Arms for the 
College Corporation as follows: A silver shield 
on which are three red martlets. The upper 


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mains which extend from this power centre 
through tunnels beneath the sidewalks, roads 
and lawns of the Campus. The only major 
structures not presently heated by this method 
are the Redpath Library, the Museum and the 
McGill Union. The capacity of this Power 
Plant has been designed to meet the require- 
ments of McGill buildings planned for the new 
area of future development west of McTavish 
Street. It presently supplies power and heat 
as far north as Douglas Hall and the Gymna- 
sium, and as far east as the Royal Victoria 
College. 


By 1932 the maintenance and operation of 
the buildings and grounds of the University 
had become such an important function that 
the University constructed its present Main- 
tenance Building on Carleton Road. Adjacent 
to this building and the Biological Building, 
there was an area of some 11,000 sq. ft. of land 
belonging to the City which was given to the 
University in 1946, thereby completing the 
University property to the south of Carleton 
Road from Pine Avenue to the Presbyterian 
College. 


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ALMOST READY: Here is the finished exterior of the Memorial Hall and Swimming Pool, which will be officially 
opened in the Autumn. Together with the hockey rink, work on which will be started shortly, this is the fruit of the 


magnificent financial drive on the part of graduates completed in 1948. 


The old Macdonald Engineering Building, 
built in 1890, was destroyed by fire on April 
5th, 1907, the Workman Wing alone remaining 
intact. Several engineering students failed in 
“Theory of Structures” the following day as a 
result of their officiating at the fire. This build- 
ing was re-built in 1908, and in 1926 the new 
Electrical Wing was added to the east. In 1947- 
48 the new Entrance Hall, Coat Rooms, Lava- 
tories, etc., were added to the Engineering 
Building, and a new storey was constructed to 


the Workman Wing. 


3efore the erection of the new Medical and 
Engineering Buildings was undertaken there 
was some discussion regarding the moving of 
the University outside the City, possibly to 
Ste. Anne’s. However, this was decided against, 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


and the new buildings were proceeded with on 
the present scheme. This decision was irrevoc- 
ably settled when Sir William Macdonald pur- 
chased and deeded to the University the Mol- 
son-Law properties between Pine Avenue and 
the Mountain in 1911. 


The Macdonald Physics Building was built 
in 1893, and the Macdonald Chemistry and 
Mining Building in 1898. In 1941 a fourth floor 
was added to the Physics Building by utilizing 
the old attic space to provide two large, 
modern laboratories, with offices and work- 
rooms. The high, oak-trussed ceiling of the 
main laboratory of other days disappeared in 
the process. And now, for the co-ordination of 
the activities and the physical elements of the 
Chemistry and Physics Buildings, the new 


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PHYSICAL SCIENCES CENTRE: T'his is being erected on the west side of University street, between Sherbrooke and 
Milton streets and, when all the necessary renovation of connecting buildings has been carried out, will provide one 
of the finest research plants of its kind on the North American continent. 


Physical Science Building is being constructed 
on University Street, immediately north of the 
Pulp and Paper Laboratory, and, with the two 
older buildings, will constitute one large inter- 
connected Science Centre. 


In 1904 the Workman property on the north- 
west corner of Sherbrooke and University 
Streets was presented to the University by 
Lord Strathcona for the Conservatory of 
Music. Within the last few weeks this build- 
ing has been demolished, and the Conservatory 
has taken up new quarters in the R. B. Angus 
property, 3450 Drummond Street. 


On the west side of University Street the 
University has acquired, over a period of years, 
all the property from Sherbrooke Street to 
Pine Avenue. This includes the land on which 
the Pulp and Paper Laboratory is built, pur- 
chased in 1913. These acquisitions include, 
Wilson Hall, the former Wesleyan College, 
built in 1926 on the north-west corner of 
Milton and University Streets; and the adja- 
cent Divinity Hall, built in 1931. 


Completing a review of the developments 


on the Campus proper, that is the area bounded ' 


by Sherbrooke Street, University Street, Pine 
Avenue, Carleton Road and McTavish Street, 
we have the Radiation Laboratory and Cyclo- 
tron, built 1945-48; the Donner Building for 
Medical Research, 1947-48; and the Eaton 


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Electronics Laboratory at present under con- 
struction. 


South of Sherbrooke Street we have the 
McGill Union erected by Sir William Mac- 
donald in 1907. In 1905, Strathcona Hall was 
completed and opened for the accommodation 
of some 66 students in residence. This build- 
ing did not belong to the University, but was 
constructed and placed at the disposal of the 
students by a group of private individuals. 
From 1942 to 1949, it was leased by the Uni- 
versity as a residence for students of the 
R.V.C. and has recently been acquired by the 
Dominion Government for a Military Depot. 


The Royal Victoria College was presented to 
the University by Lady Strathcona in 1899. 
This building was to accommodate the ever-in- 
creasing number of women students attending 
the University, and to provide them with 
suitable living quarters while carrying on their 
courses. It was opened on November Ist, 1900, 
by Her Excellency, Lady Minto, and accom- 
modated some 100 students. This was the 
central block of the R.V.C. with which the 
older graduates are familiar. On the north- 
east corner of Sherbrooke and University 
Streets there stood at this time a residence 
which was later occupied successively by Mr. 
Tom Graydon, subsequent to the demolition 
of the Porter’s Lodge, and finally by some of 


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THE BOWL GROWS: In this composite photograph by Mac Juster and Eric Thom of The Montreal Star, graduates will 


recognize the old concrete stands on the left, or north of the Percival Molson Memorial Stadium. The old wooden- 
seated students section on the right, however, will soon be a thing of the past. Plans are under way to install perma- 


the staff of the Royal Victoria College. In 
1930, this house disappeared to make place for 
the present west wing of the R.V.C. accom- 
modating some 125 students. In 1944, a con- 
siderable area of land was purchased from the 
Beattie Estate at the north-west corner of 
Shuter and Sherbrooke Streets, and on this 
new site was constructed in 1949, the present 
Shuter Street Wing of the Royal Victoria Col- 
lege, providing residential quarters for some 
166 students. The total residental capacity of 
this College is now 391. In the future it is 
hoped to provide gymnasium and pool accom- 
modation for the women students on this same 
site. 


On the east side of University Street the 
new Montreal High School was constructed in 
1914, and between this building and Sher- 
brooke Street, the University has acquired all 
the properties but one. In 1949, the University 
purchased the Cassils estate at the south-east 
corner of Milton and University Streets, now 
the home of the Arctic Institute. Above Milton 
to Pine Avenue, a number of other properties 
have been acquired for the University, in- 
cluding the old Morgan residence and the 
Birks residence on the south-east corner of 
University and Pine. 


Turning east on Pine Avenue we come to 
the Sims home on the south-east corner of 
Pine and Oxenden. This large estate was ac- 
quired by the University in 1945, and presently 
houses the Department of Health and Social 
Medicine, also the Students’ Health Service. 


At the turn of the century, the students of 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


nent seats in that section, thereby increasing the accommodation by about 5,000 seats. 


McGill took their physical training in an old 
building known as “Barnjum’s Gymnasium”, 
situated on the east side of University Street, 
just north of the present Fraser Institute. In 
1903, the students and graduates started a 
fund for the construction of a gymnasium. In 
1905 McGill athletes moved to the old M.A.A.A. 
Gymnasium on the south-east corner of Mans- 
field and Burnside Streets. This latter building 
was condemned by the City and torn down in 
1909, after which McGill athletics were carried 
on in various gymnasia all over the city, such 
as the old Montreal High, the M.A.A.A., the 
Y.W.C.A., etc. 


Among the many munificent gifts of Sir 
William Macdonald, one of particular interest 
to the graduates and under-graduates, was 
Macdonald Park, the Fotheringham, Molson 
and Law properties, comprising some 25 acres, 
situated north of Pine Avenue between Uni- 
versity Street and Park Avenue, and purchased 
in 1911 as he said, “For a playground for Mc- 
Gill students, the grown-up children of all 
Canada.” With this gift we began to dream of, 
and plan for, our own Gymnasium, Rink and 
Student Dormitories. The first part of the 
dream came true with the Percival Molson 
Stadium, formally opened in October 1920, to 
be followed by the Field House constructed at 
the west end of the Stadium in 1923. 


In 1922, the Pathological Institute was con- 
structed on the north-east corner of University 
and Pine Avenue. This building underwent a 
further extension with an additional floor and 
interior re-arrangements in 1948. 


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“Characters” Who Have Lent and Continue to Lend 
Character to the College "Neath the Hill 


by T. H. Matthews 


T AN Oxford college they say ‘It is well 
A to be on good terms with the President 
because he has considerable influence with the 
Hall Porter. And why not? For the normal 
undergraduate who occasionally loses his 
notes, forgets his text-book, or fails to report 
to the proper authority when he should, the 
most important people on the campus, those 
who understand his special problems, are the 
secretaries and the janitors. Principals, Vice- 
Principals, Deans, and members of Senate may 
affect his life more. but he knows it not. He 
sees their photographs in the Daily, he may 
inadvertently hear their speeches, but they 
are as remote from him as the general staff 
from the private soldier. Needing comfort, in- 
formation, and advice in his daily troubles he 
seeks rather the Bill Gentleman’s and the 
Gertrude Mudge’s of this academic life and re- 
ceives, without fail, a prescription skillfully 
compounded of common sense, experience, and 
sympathy, but tinctured, if necessary, with a 
grain of effective guile. 


As navigators know, Polaris, the most im- 
portant star in the heavens, is of the second 
magnitude, and it is these lesser lights guiding 
the undergraduates that make our academic 
firmament so attractive. Here is a brief tribute 
from a beneficiary to a few of them. 


For Bill Gentleman, still flourishing, I have 
always had a great affection and a respectful 
admiration, and when I became Registrar I 
discovered how completely my feelings were 
shared by Sir Arthur Currie. After my first 
Convocation in Moyse Hall, Sir Arthur told me 
that he thought everything had gone reason- 
ably well. ‘Thank you, Sir,” I replied, ‘but 
actually you led the procession down the 
wrong aisle.’ ‘I did not,’ he said. ‘When the 
Registrar tells me to go down the east aisle, 
and Bill Gentleman tells me to go down the 
west aisle, I go down the west aisle.’ — an 
unanswerable argument. 


If there was a spot of trouble with student 


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discipline, Bill cleaned it up. If a professor got 
into the habit of coming too late for his lec- 
tures, Bill gave him a firm hint. 


Canadian students are sturdy democrats but 
when they come under the rule of a Bill 
Gentleman they accept with acclamation the 
decisions of a most benevolent dictator. Their 
affection may be shown by the action of one 
graduating group who realized that Bill had 
recently lost his dog. They asked him — almost 
forced him — to go for a car ride to an un- 
known destination, but actually took him to a 
breeder of cocker spaniels. ‘There you are, 
Bill, they said. ‘Take your pick.’ Bill loved 
dogs and chose a beauty. 


The Christian name of Miss Daisy Field 
should have been ‘Loyalty.’ She was secretary 
to a succession of half-a-dozen deans of Arts 
and Science but was never known, even under 
provocation, to utter a hint of criticism of any 
one of them. Staff and students will remember 
her presiding like a slenderized Queen Vic- 
toria behind a piled-up desk from which, by a 
miraculous mental filing system, she could ex- 
tract exactly the required papers in an instant. 
She ruled alone and brooked no interference, 
but if she kept everything in her own hands, 
those hands were unusually competent. Her 
memory of people and procedures was prodi- 
gious and, a fierce little lady, she held strictly 
to the Faculty’s law. Unlike Queen Victoria, 
however, she was frequently amused, and liked 
a little gentle teasing from friends. In secret, 
but definitely in secret, she was a most gener- 
ous giver to the needy, and always a bountiful 
giver of her time to McGill, for which she 
worked super-union hours without complaint 
and without publicity. 


Graduates in Applied Science have lasting 
and affectionate memories of Harry Grimsdale, 
for many years the prosperous arbiter of the 
Engineering Building. Each year the Class of 
Applied Science ’14 held an annual and formal 


(Continued on page 81) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


These — and 
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MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


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THE FAMOUS BILLINGTON: ric Billington, of whom Major Forbes writes in the accompanying article, is third from 
the left in the above picture. Photo was taken when the famous player of the 1912 football team revisited McGill 
together with Eddie Hanna, a football great of the ’20’s; Frank “Shag” Shaughnessy, long-time McGill coach; and, 
looking on at right, Vic Obeck, present coach and director of McGill’s Athletics Department. 


Looking Back on Our Sports Story 


We Have Won and Lost Games, But We Have Rejoiced 
in a Good Record and Wonderful Personalities 


by D. Stuart Forbes, ’11 


AM going to ramble. When the Editor of 

“The McGill News” approached me to do 
an article on the history of sports at McGill 
during the past fifty years, and having wilted 
before his demands, I decided that graduates 
down the years were not interested in statis- 
tics. Certainly the interested few in a specific 
sport would wish to be reminded that the 
record for the 100-yard dash was so-and-so, 
and that someone or other made the longest 
kick in football, and so on. But can you give an 
overall picture of the athletic endeavours of a 
famous university merely by statistics ? I don’t 
think so. Besides, it’s easier to write an article 
without such figures! 


Thus, in the story which follows, there will 
be something of McGill sports history, and 
tales about personalities, and a sprinkling of 
facts and figures. If I fail to satisfy all, please 


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put it down to the fact that I began by at- 
tempting to meet all sports’ appetites. 


And speaking of appetites, I set the stage 
for this article by inviting about the festive 
board at the Faculty Club a number of old 
grads who, with the help of a wire-recorder, 
might make my task easier. They included: 


Dan Gillmore, Gerald Halpenny, Lorne C. 
(“Monty”) Montgomery, R. B. (“Boo”) An- 
derson, S. Boyd Millen, George Vickerson, G. 
H. “Finnie” Fletcher, William (“Bill”) Gentle- 
man, David Legate, W. B. Thompson, H. Stir- 
ling Maxwell, Charles W. Leslie, Kenneth P. 
Farmer, Hugh M. Farquharson, T. D. Robert- 
son, “Shag” Shaughnessy, “Baz” O’Meara, 
sports editor of The Montreal Star, Elmer 
Ferguson, sports editor of The Montreal 
Herald, and “Dink” Carroll, sports editor of 


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The Montreal Gazette, and D. A. L. Macdonald 
(of “Down to Brass Tacks” McGill Daily 
fame). 


And thus, around the table, the gourmets of 
the athletics’ past, and the scribe recorded the 
tales of “Do You Remember?” and the walls 
resounded with laughter. 


When did sports begin around the hoary 
walls of Old McGill? Well, when does a sport 
begin? And where? Did football start when 
the ancient Britons first licked the hated 
“Danes’ skulls”, or when the rugged mobs of 
neighbouring towns kicked the inflated cow’s 
bladder until donnybrook reached the pillory 
in the rival’s market place? 


More logically, it would be when the London 
Association, in the 1860's, codified the rules 
and thus limited the size of teams and the 
playing area. The Britons’ delight in abbrevia- 
tion subsequently reduced the name to “Soc- 
Ger’. 


Or let’s consider the controversial origin of 
ice hockey. The game played on the turf 
doesn’t qualify. Nor did the melees played over 
the entire length of the then Lachine Canal, 
although the more fortunate players did wear 
skates. It is on record that a league playing in 
the limits of the Victoria rink (then on Stan- 
ley street) had seven players, codified rules, a 
cubical wooden block (for a puck) doubled- 
faced sticks (prior to 1883), and the McGill 
team were the champions of the league. A 
contemporary article also refers to three years 
of hockey prior to the 1877-78 season. 


Dr. Peter Naismith, a McGill graduate of 
’88, while attending Springfield College, Mass., 
did originate and codify rules for a game which 
has changed little since its inception — basket- 
ball, called after the peach baskets which were 
first used as the goals. 


There is evidence that, prior to 1900, the 
following games were participated in at Mc- 
Gill: snow-shoe racing, lacrosse, cricket, 
soccer, boxing, skiing, rugby, hockey, track 
and field, fox-hunting, swimming, sailing, golf, 
canoeing, shooting, basketball and bicycling 


In the earlier days professors were eligible 
to play on the teams! 


A search of early periodicals, minute books, 
photographs, trophies and general traditions 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


FAMOUS PHIL: Phil Edwards, one of the greatest of 
McGill’s track men. 


R. B. “BOO” ANDERSON in action on the field in his 
great football days. 


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DANIEL GILMOUR, K.C., who is recalled by Major Forbes’ 
as one of the outstanding footballers in McGill’s storied 
history. 


leaves one with the convictions that there are 
few definitive things in early McGill athletics. 


Not only do the games change and alter in 
one way or another, but the name of the same 
game changes. For instance, the game in which 
a round, stuffed or inflated leather object is 
kicked with an objective (that is, competitive- 
ly) is subject to multitudinous ramifications, 
some of which are practically pre-historic. 
Some forms survive, others lack appeal and 
so become extinct. 


Frank G. Menke’s “Encyclopaedia of Sports” 
maintains — with much justification — that 
the game now called soccer originated in 
England in the 11th Century. It was then a 
roving game — indeed from town to town! 
Ultimately some authority decreed that such 
“roving” be confined to vacant areas. This led 
to a stated field, with rules regulating an equal 
number of opposing players. The game was 
then known as “futeballe”. 


For some reason or other Henry II effective- 


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“MONTY”: Now a celebrated physician, this is a photo 

of Dr. L. C. Montgomery when he coached McGill teams, 

sometime after he had established himself in McGill’s 
Hall of Fame as an athlete. 


ly outlawed the game. But the Irish ignored 
the royal mandate and created the game of 
Gaelic futeballe; and it’s still a grand game. 
Then James I lifted the ban, gave the game his 
official regal blessing and it spread like wild- 
fire. After many ups and downs in the middle 
of the last century the London Football Asso- 
ciation came into being, drew up rules, which 
have been altered little since, and we have 
“Association”, and now Soccer. 


But two sets of rules prevailed. And when, 
in 1875, Harvard University challenged McGill 
to a game of “Football”, McGill sent her 
(Rugby) football team down to play (and for- 
got to bring along the special elongated ball), 
Harvard graciously agreed to play one half 
each under the two sets of rules, The game 
ended in an 0-0 tie. 


The Americans developed and rapidly chang- 
ed the game to their present game at the be- 
ginning of this century. This split the con- 
servative group carrying on under the name of 
English Rugby, the latter having almost the 
same rules to this day. Another game evolved 


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under the name of Canadian Rugby, with the 
first major departure under. the imeptus of 
J. T. M. Thrift Burnside, captain of the ’98 
U. of T. team. 


The most radical change in the “Burnside 
Rules” was in the matter of possession of the 
ball. The Rugby type “scrum”, where the ball 
was thrown into the mass of forwards with 
each side having an equal chance to advance 
it, was replaced by three men in line with the 
centre man of the team in possession having 
the ball until the play was called. He then 
heeled it out to the quarterback (who crouched 
behind him) who then started the play-off. 
(The Americans skipped this step and snapped 
the ball directly to the ball carrier.) The ball 
remained in this team’s possession until it 
failed to advance ten yards in three downs (as 
under prevailing rules). Fifteen men were still 
on the team, and two thirty minute halfs, no 
substitution, and the thrown-in from touch as 
in the English game. 


But of course today twelve men are on a 
team, there is the snapout, a ten-yard inter- 
ference, four quarters in point of time, twelve 
substitutes, the forward pass and many minor 
amendments. 


At the afore-mentioned get-together there 
was much talk about McGill’s famous sports 
figures. 


There was no conclusion reached in the 
round-table discussion, rich in anecdote and 
personal experience, as to who was the greatest 
of all individual athletes in McGill history. Elmer 
Ferguson, perhaps with too decided a leaning 
towards the stars of track-field thought Phil 
Edwards, the man who ran with the smooth 
grace and speed of an antelope, was the great- 
est, closely seconded by George Hodgson, a 
double swim winner at the 1912 Olympics. Baz 
O’Meara made a great case for the famous 
footballer Eric Billington, whose kicking was 
fabulous. Baz believes that Billington did more 
than any other person, even including Frank 
“Shag” Shaughnessy, to popularize football at 
McGill, with his amazing feats of distance 
booting. Dan Gillmor, K.C., a McGill football 
great of the Billington era, recalled an amazing 
circumstance that Billington had never played 
in, nor even practised, a game of Canadian 
football prior to the first day he played for 
McGill. Billington, who came from Liverpool, 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


TWELVE-LETTER MAN: Errol C. Amaron as he was at the 
height of his greatly-successful, varied intercollegiate 
sports career. 


via New Brunswick, was an English rugger 
star. Dan’l saw him kick a few balls at rugger, 
was amazed by the height and distance he 
obtained, and drafted him for an Intercollegiate 
football game that very day. “He could kick 
unbelieveable height and distance”, said Dan’l. 
“But he didn’t catch well. He wore knitted 
mittens with no fingers, and when these got 
wet, the ball got away from him. But as a 
kicker, and later as a ball-carrier, there was 
never his like.” 


Boo Anderson, himself one of McGill’s great- 
est, and one of the finest all-round athletes 
and sportsmen in Montreal’s modern history, 
thought Monty Montgomery, a 4-sports star, 
was the best. Monty was a great quarter-back, 
and a fine boxer, starring in other sports as 
well. The great swimmer Frank McGill, the 
late Percy Molson, Frank Patrick, the late 
J. D. Morrow, who held three Intercollegiate 
sprint records at one time, were all recalled as 
mighty men wearing the red and white. 


(Continued on page 76) 


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A Square Meal for Twenty-five Cents! 


Since 1900 Campus Activities of the Undergraduate Have 
Grown by Leaps and Bounds—a nd So Have Expenses 


by G. H. “Finnie” Fletcher, ’11, 


Former Secretary, Students Society. 


HE McGill Annual ’15 published an article 

by Dr. Charles E. Moyse, “Some Remi 
niscences”, which in part said: “In 1878 there 
was no Literary and Debating Society, no Col 
lege Musical Association of any kind, no Glee 
and Banjo Society, no organized Rugby Foot- 
ball, no organized hockey, no cricket, no skat 
ing rink, no provincial associations, no fra- 
ternities, no dances, no plays, and very few 
dinners.” Dr. Moyse admitted that there had 
been debates but the subjects had to be ap 
proved by the University authorities, hence 
there was little enthusiasm. 

The McGill Annual, published and financed 
by the Junior year, reporting on the activities 
of the session of 1896-97 and speaking of the 
McGill Students’ Club says: “For many years 
it has been a subject of much discussion among 
both the students and the University authori- 
ties as to the best means of bringing about a 
greater development of active student life, 
such as forms so marked a feature in the uni- 
versities of Great Britain and the United 
States. Early in the Session of 1896-97 Mrs. J. 
Clarke Murray opened a dining room for 
students, under the name of the ‘University 
Club’. This work was undertaken in the inter- 
est of the students in the face of very great 
difficulties, and to Mrs. Murray we owe our 
warmest thanks for the institution of a much 
needed work. Early in the spring the manage- 
ment of the Club was transferred to a com- 
mittee of professors, acting under the protec- 
tion of a special guarantee fund, subscribed to 
by members of the governing body and teach- 
ing staff of the University, and the name was 
changed to the McGill Students’ Club. 

“The management of the Club is at present 
provisional, the design being to demonstrate 
the practicability of the scheme as now in- 
augurated, and the committee look forward 
with confidence to the time when it may trans- 
fer its responsibilities to a board of manage- 
ment representative of the students them- 


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selves, since it is felt that only when the 
interests of such a club are administered by 
those who are themselves personally interested 
in its success, will it possess those elements of 
vigour and stability which will make it a 
potent factor in the undergraduate life of the 
University.” 

A sandwich board was used to advertise the 
activities of the Club, “A Square Meal 25c.”. 

Twelve clubs and societies other than ath- 
letics were reported in this Annual. 

The Annual reporting the activities of the 
1902-03 session gave a list of events which 
numbered 42 including all the football and 
hockey games, dinners and rushes. It also 
reports that the Alma Mater Society was in 
operation. It was composed of 32 members. It 
published “The Outlook”, later “The Martlet”, 
organized the Alma Mater Dance, Theatre 
Nights. The Annual spoke of the Alma Mater 
Society having very few responsibilities, no 
money to work with and too many members 
with nothing to do. The Society realized and 
recognized its weaknesses and appointed a 
committee to legislate itself out of existence, 
and set up the Students’ Council. 


Not only was the lact of organization very 
apparent, there was also a need for the sane 
direction of organizing ability. The Annual 
published during the session of 1902-03 has 
an article called, “The Stolen Patrol” the open- 
ing sentence of which says: “The Montreal 
Police Force and the McGill students had never 
acquired the habit of regarding each other in 
the light of brothers.”’ The police patrol which 
arrived to assist the police on duty was stolen 
by the students, and later found in the fields 
beyond Outremont. There was also the famous 
raid of the medical students on the barber 
poles of the city. The poles were found the 
next day by the Principal of the University in 
one of the rooms in the old Medical Building. 
No questions were asked. Nobody knew how 
they got there. Clashes with the police were 
expected events following theatre nights. Ca- 
sualties after one of these clashes were re- 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Notman Photo 


THE FIRST “DAILY”: WW. Gladstone Murray, centre front row, was the first editor-in-chief of the first McGill Daily, which 
came into being in 1913. Among others in this historic picture are, A. K. Hugessen, H. F. Walker, Duncan S. Robinson, 


R. E. L. Holinsed, R. R. Holland, R. V. C. Sinclair, John MacNaughton, K. H. McCrimmon, H. A. McNaughton, 


T. R. L. MelInnes and Donald A. 8. Bell. 


ported as 36, Freshmen and Sophomore rushes 
on the Physics hill and in the buildings were 
causing considerable worry to the University. 

The Annual of 1904 records the beginning of 
the Junior Prom of 21 dance numbers held in 
the R.V.C. “The numerous sitting out places 
were taken full advantage of.” It too, like the 
McGill Annual, was the entire responsibility 
of the Junior year. Later it became the respon- 
sibility of the Students’ Council. 

During the session of 1905-06, Strathcona 
Hall was opened. “A proud testimonial to the 
generosity of the Students’ Christian friends, 
which essays a larger service for the religious 
and social life of the College.” 

Sir William Osler in a “Farewell Address to 
McGill Students”, April 1905, said in part: “A 
serious drawback in the student life is the 
self-consciousness bred of too close devotion 
to books. The strength of a student of men is 
to travel, to study men, their behaviour under 
varied conditions, their vices, virtues and 
peculiarities. Begin with a careful observation 
of your fellow students and of your teachers. 
Mix as much as you possibly can with the out- 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


side world and learn its ways. The student 
societies, the students’ union, the gymnasium 
and the outside social circle should be 


cultivated systematically, to enable you to con 


quer the diffidence which goes with bookish 
ness, and which will prove a very serious draw 
back in after life.” 

The following session of 1906-07 saw the 
opening of the McGill Union with Mr. A. O. 
Hayes the first student president. The Annual 
of that year says in part: “The project had its 
inception in an offer made by Mr. H. Holton 
Wood and Mr, A. E. Childs, of the New 


‘England Graduates’ Society, who each agreed 


to subscribe five thousands dollars for this 
object, on condition that a minimum sum of 
sixty-five thousand dollars would be made up 
by the other graduates of the University. While 
efforts were being made to raise the money 
needed for the undertaking, Sir William Mac- 
donald, who had often befriended the Univer- 
sity, gave the movement a tremendous im- 
petus by a donation of $150,000 to cover the 
cost of the building and its equipment. This 
contribution was afterwards raised to 


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THE CURTAIN RISES: After rowdy theatre nights, a properly organized Red and White Revue came into being in 1926, 
with the above committee running the show. Front row, left to right, 8S. D. Pierce, Miss Eileen Greene, R. E. Ding- 
man, Miss H.G Tatlow, B. F. Jamieson. Back row, Marcel Gaboury, J. 8S. L. Browne, J. G. Glassco, B. C. McLean, 


Gordon Hughes, Wm. Crocker and M. C. “Rusty” Davis. 


$185,000.” The Graduates made their original 
subscription take the form of an endowment. 
It was confidently expected that the income 
from the endowment with membership fees 
would make the Club self-supporting. The 
Union was opened in February 1907, 

Membership fee, for men only, was originally 
five dollars, later it was ten dollars. The Club 
did not carry itself financially, as only about 
one third of the men students were members. 
At one time a strip of seven meal tickets could 
be purchased for $1.05. Deficits, deficits. 

The original executive of the Union was 
made up of four students and two members of 
the University. There was also an Advisory 
Council composed of members of the teaching 
staff. 

The Applied Science Dance was the first 
function of its kind to be held in the McGill 
Union. 

Now that the men students of the University 
had a home in the McGill Union, the many 
years of longing for a strong competent organ- 
ization was nearing its end. On April 27th, 1908, 
Corporation approved of the formation of a 
Students’ Society of McGill University with 


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its executive committee of the Students’ Coun- 
cil. 

Mr. John T. Hackett, the first president of 
the Students’ Society, in the McGill Annual 
published in 1908-09, says in part: “Like most 
new forms of government its raison d’etre was 
found in abuses. The students had been brought 
in disrepute with the public; their failure to 
meet their creditors in undergraduate enter- 
prises, and their apparent acquiescence in the 
charges of vandalism which were periodically 
brought against them, rendered absolute the 
necessity of reform. The occurrences on 
Theatre night of 1906 gave decided impetus to 
the movement, for it was then made clear that 
some means must be adopted to protect 
the student body from the adverse criticism 
following the acts of an irresponsible few. A 
committee was appointed by the Alma Mater 
Society to see wherein the then prevailing 
regime was at fault and to propose a remedy.” 

The remedy was the Students’ Society, and 
it was the policy of the Students’ Council to 
exercise the greatest amount of supervision 
over the finances of the different clubs without 


(Continued on page 60) 


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by T. Miles Gordon, °27. 


eGILL, Dr. Leacock used to remind us, 
M began life with a deficit. It is one of our 
oldest traditions, and one that has always been 
faithfully maintained. Fortunately for us, a 
still older McGill tradition — the tradition of 
benefaction — has also been consistently car- 
ried on. 


McGill’s actual beginning was, of course, a 
bequest — and James McGill has had many 
successors. Their names are remembered, asso- 
ciated forever with a McGill building, scholar- 
ship or professorial chair. Many McGill grad- 
uates are numbered among them. They were 
few at first because the graduates were few 
and because McGill courses in the early days 
were not especially designed to lead to money- 
making careers. (Most of us probably. feel 
there has been no great change in that regard 
— but at least there are more of us now.) 


After the turn of the century, the graduate 
body as a whole, as represented by the Grad- 
uates’ Society, became active in helping the 
university meet its financial needs. Graduate 
giving on an organized basis belongs to the last 
fifty years. In that time, through the devoted 
efforts of many McGill men and women, a most 
impressive record has been achieved. Today, 
graduate giving is an important factor in uni- 
versity finances, and its organization consti- 
tutes one of the major activities of the Grad- 
uates’ Society. 

Thoughtless graduates sometimes ask, “Does 
the Society ever do anything but ask for 
money?” The answer of course is “plenty”. 
Just ask Lorne (Trygve) Gales, our busy 
‘Secretary-General’, He can — indeed, will — 
talk for hours about all the many and in- 
creasing activities of the Society. Most of us, 
though, probably do feel that raising money 
for McGill is the Society’s worthiest work. It 
has provided the means whereby we can all 
make effective our desire to help McGill, 
whether the amounts we are able to give be 
large or small. 

Here are some of the highlights of the Grad- 
uates’ Society’s activities in contributing to 
McGill’s support: 

1911 — Helped raise more than $1,500,000 for 
McGill. 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


A Half-Century of Graduate Giving 


1912-15 — Promoted the construction of the 
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium. 

1914-18 — Raised $20,000 for the C.O.T.C. 

1920 — Helped in the campaign which raised 

$6,500,000. 

Established the Graduates’ Endowment 

Fund. 

1936 — Conducted the campaign which raised 
$160,000 for a gymnasium. 

1939 — Collected an additional $40,000 for the 
Sir Arthur Currie Gymnasium-Ar- 
moury.. 

1939 — Raised $11,000 for the C.O.T.C. 

1945 — Conducted the War Memorial Cam- 
paign and collected $500,000. 

1946 — Collected $252,000 to complete the ath- 
letics’ centre with rink-auditorium. 


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Success in the War Memorial Campaign was 
made possible by the support of thousands of 
workers and subscribers. It showed what im- 
pressive totals can be achieved when to the 
larger contributions are added the thousands 
of smaller ones. More and more graduates 
began to suggest regular and consistent efforts 
on behalf of McGill. More and more began to 
urge the inauguration of an “Annual Giving” 
plan. 


In 1948 the great step was taken. The Alma 
Mater Fund was established. It was planned 
and organized by the Graduates’ Society in co- 
operation with university authorities. It 
provided the opportunity for all McGill men 
and women to play an effective part in helping 
their university — through regular, annual 
contributions. 


The results exceeded all expectations. McGill 
graduates set a North American record for the 
first year of a university’s “Annual Giving” 
programme; $68,691.50 was contributed to 
McGill in 1948 ; $117,640.00 in 1949. 


By its results to date and by the promise 
which it holds for the future, the Alma Mater 
Fund may well be considered the Graduates’ 
Society’s “Achievement of the Half Century”. 
Given leadership of the quality it has had to 
date, and given continuing support by an ever 
greater proportion of the graduate body, the 
Fund is certain to make an increasingly valu- 
able contribution to the development of McGill 
through many half-centuries to come. 


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McGill Alma Mater Fund Report by Branches and Areas 


January Ist to April 30th, 1950 


St. Francis District 
Cape Breton 
Sudbury 

Porcupine 

Trail 

Noranda 

Windsor ; 
Guelph-Kitchener Area 
Quebec City 
Peterborough Area 
S. Saskatchewan (Regina) 
Montreal 
Washington, D.C. 
St. Maurice Valley 
Sarnia 

Montreal Alumnae 
Ottawa Society 
Florida 

S. Alberta (Calgary) 
Ontario Alumni ae 
District of Bedford . 


Victoria pee 


Minneapolis 


Hudson V. & Up-State N.Y, 
WHEE haf Weg) chee ae ere 


Toronto Society 
London, Ont. 
Tennessee 
Missouri 
Hamilton 

New Brunswick 
Vancouver 


Pennsylvania (West of State) 


Upper St. Lawrence 
Brockville Area 
U.S.A. Area . 
Cornwall Area 
Kingston Area ........ 
No Branch A ffiliz ition 
New Hampshire 


Winnipeg ee 


N. Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) 
Macdonald College 

All Macdonald Graduates 

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22.50 
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16.66 
20.91 
11.18 
18.57 
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18.61 
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13.57 
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10.72 
16.30 
57.50 
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9.75 
12.47 
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43.33 
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17.60 
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16.66 
14.50 
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5.00 
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8.33 
13.75 
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THE McGILL NEWS 


Subscribers to the McGill Alma Mater Fund in 1949 


The names of a few of McGill’s regular and enthusiastic supporters were omitted in error 


from the class lists published in the 1949 Gift Record of the McGill Alma 
ous efforts are being made to correct the lists. 


Mater Fund. Strenu- 


Sincere apologies are offered to the following members of The Graduates’ Society who con- 


tributed to The McGill Alma Mater Fund in 1949 and to any others whose 


been reported to the Fund Secretary. 


Amaron, Mrs. E. C. B.A. 723 MacAllister, C. R. 
Amaron, E. C. B.A. 723 MacKeen, Mrs. F. 
Asbury, W. N. B.Sc. 37 Mackeen, J. L. 
Audet, Mrs. H. L. Phys. Ed. ’30 Manning, Grok, 
Audet, J. P. pis: Nan aG McCabe, Mirs? SR a 
ine FE TY M.D. ’14 Millinchamp, ee 
YR, alec art Mullin, J. W. 
Blackmore, R. H. B.Eng. ’47 Ai carder od 
; ; : 5 Munroe, W. M. 
Badgley, Mrs. Peter C. B.A, 48 Murphy, G. B. 
Bourne, C. G. B.Eng. 738 Murray, J. W. 
Bradley, W. H. Buse 237. Pehleman, C. A. 
Brown, C. L. M.D. ’97 Pelletier, Mrs. Alexis D. 
Cheasley, Gosh B.A. ’28 Penhale, Mrs. E. 
Colquhoun, P. M.D. '96 Power, J. J. 
Dick, G. M. B.Sc. ’24 Rhind, John 
Edwards, W. B.A. ’06 Rosenbloom, L. I. 
Goodfellow, George D. B.Eng. ’36 Scott, J. A. 
Grundy, H. E. BCU Smiley, Mrs. G. W. 
Harbert, E. T. Bese.23 Smiley, G. W. 
Howard, D. S. B.C.L. ’37 Spier; JR: 
Innes, Mrs. J. P. B.Sc. 748 Stirling, L. B. 
James, Miss Agnes B.A. 793 Stanton, Rey. F. 
Jenckes, K. B. Base, «24 Stephenson, Harold E. 
Johnson, R. D. M.D. ’01 Taylor, M. M. 
Johnson, W. J. BiSexn?23 Thompson, J. E. 
Kolb, R. W. BisGent3 Tidmarsh, Miss Barbara 
Kosowatsky, J. R. M.D. 732 Tousaw, Mrs. Virginia 
Lapierre, G. M.D. ’45 - Vallee, G. G. 
Lebaron, Miss. Emily Phys. Ed. ’30 Wilfong, A. E. 
Lebaron, F. G. B.Com. ’27 Williams, Mrs. H. H. 
Lebaron, R. N. P'S, Com.28 Young, G. M. 
ps following were reported, but were placed in the year or faculty: 
Dobell, Isl B.Com. ’22 McMaster, H. G. 
de Bagels Marius M.Eng. 734 . 


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60. Newfoundland nett 9 111 1 
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$24,815 

$17.43 
39 


Ss saris Mea 


“MAC” is the affectionate nickname applied by thousands of graduates to Macdonald College, whose story is told 


below by its Honorary Historian. 


The Colourful Story of “Mac” 


Lhe Widespread Benefits of the Harvest Sowed by the Generous 
Sir William Macdonald Fifty Years Ago 


by Dr. J. F. Snell, 


Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, 
Honorary Historian of Macdonald College. 


ACDONALD College is, of course, named 

not for Sir John A., as strangers often 
imagine, but for that great, generous bene- 
factor of McGill University, the self-confident 
but very modest tobacco manufacturer, Wil- 
liam Christopher McDonald, the form of whose 
family name was modified when he was per- 
suaded to accept knighthood. 


When Sir William became a director of the 
Bank of Montreal, he observed that its most 
prosperous rural branches were in districts 
where dairy farming was practiced. Accord- 
ingly, he sought out that apostle of the dairy 
industry, James W. Robertson, and confided to 
him his ambition to found a residential college 


40 


for the training of agricultural leaders. His 
idea, suggested by the classical colleges of the 
Roman Church, was to take boys of seven 
years and hold them in the College to young 
manhood. Robertson’ dissuaded him on the 
grounds that this project was unsuited to its 
purpose and to the conditions of Canadian rural 
lite. The immediate outcome was a cooperation 
in the improvement of crops by children’s 
selection of vigorous plants for seed and in the 
promotion of reform in the school curriculum. 


At the instance of Mrs. John Hoodless ot 
Hamilton, Ontario, a pioneer in the training of 
women in household science, Sir William had 
founded the Macdonald Institute in the Ontario 
Agricultural College. He and Robertson had 
collaborated in the introduction of manual 
training and school gardening to elementary 
schcols and in the consolidation of several ad- 


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jacent school districts in each of the five Eastern 
provinces into a single one capable of sup- 
porting a school equipped for the new methods 
of training. 


Some provision for the training of teachers 
for this work was made in the Macdonald In- 
stitute as well as that for household work, but 
to crown the effort a College was envisioned, 
which, situated in the Province of Sir William’s 
business and home, would afford training for 
life on the farm and in the rural home and 
school. To attain this objective it was found 
necessary to move the McGill Normal School 
(Sir William Dawson’s creation) to the country 
site chosen for the School of Agriculture and 
the College residences, 


The staff assembled in the years 1905-1907 
on the group of farms bordering on the Town 
of Ste. Anne de Bellevue that the Founder had 
purchased, was naturally one of diversity of 
experience and interests. For the sciences, men 
of university training were engaged; for the 
practical departments, men and women of ex- 
perience in various lines of work, preferably 
with College and experimental experience ; for 
the normal school, persons with pedagogical 
training and experience ; for household science, 
there were then no university trained teachers 
or investigators. 


Being Transplanted From Urban 
To Rural Area Not Relished 


The staff of the School for Teachers did not 
relish being transplanted from an urban to a 
rural environment. Their young Head, accus- 
tomed to such dignity as he had enjoyed as a 
member and Acting Dean of the Faculty of 
ducation of the University of Chicago, was 
critical of Principal Robertson’s “faculty of 
janitors” and of other of his radical ways. The 
bright young American he had brought to 
teach Art in this School for Teachers had been 
enticed away with the offer of the Headship 
of the School of Household Science, a position 
for which she was ill-qualified. The eminence 
of this degreeless girl was resented by another 
American woman, a doctor of philosophy, who 
was appointed to an instructorship in physiol- 
ogy. Both women left at the end of the first 
session of the College and the “Dean” followed 
half a year later. Still another year brought 
about the resignation of Principal Robertson 
himself. 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


In the initial session, all the students of 
agriculture were enrolled in the Freshman 
class, whose numbers did not exceed those of 
their teachers. The consequent Faculty rivalry 
for contact with the students led to a crowded 
time-table. The burden of organizing extra 
curricular activities fell also on this limited 
number of students, leaving little time for in- 
dividual study. In spite of this, the graduates 
of that class and its immediate successors have 
well fulfilled the hopes expressed in their class 
yell: “We were the first! we are the first! 
The first we mean to be!” As examples, fami- 
liar to university people we may cite from the 
first class the present Vice-Principal and the 
late Professor Robert Summerby, and from the 
second class came Professors Lods, Raymond 
and Ness of Macdonald and President Robert 
Newton of the University of Alberta. The 
initiative for the formation of a professional 
society of the graduates of the agricultural 
colleges of Canada, now known as the Agri- 
cultural Institute of Canada, came from mem- 
bers of these first two Macdonald classes and 
one of them, the late Fred Grindley, as Secre- 
tary-Editor, put the young society on its feet. 


These vigorous country lads, though studious 
enough to satisfy Faculty requirements, took 
unconventional liberties with their young pro- 
fessors. The writer recalls a social meeting at 
which several of the latter were “elevated” as 
a token of good feeling and also a reception t 
the Prince of Wales (the present Duke of 
Windsor) at which the heir to the throne, 
much to the alarm of his retinue, was similarly 
passed from the room on the hands and over 
the heads of the boys. 


) 


Robertson’s moral influence over students 
and staff was good and those of us who were 
associated with him as colleagues and students 
realize that without his knowledge of rural 
life and his vision of its betterment, and with- 
out his persevering labour in the complex task 
of organizing a college of three diverse schools 
and an experimental farm, and at the same 
time overseeing the construction of buildings 
for various purposes, hindered by strikes and 
litigation, Macdonald College could not have 
come into existence. 


Dr. Robertson was succeeded by Dr. F. C. 
Harrison, Professor of Bacteriology, who con- 
tinued as Principal to 1926. Three important 
advances under Dr. Harrison’s administration 


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“His Awful Majesty, hing Cook 


He Never Reigned But It Poured When the Janitor 
of the Medical Building Ascended His Throne 


IS Majesty King Cook, probably the only 
king in the world who enjoyed an annual 
coronation, was the janitor of the Medical 
Building and has now become a delightful 
legend. I did not know him personally and 
could not include him in the other article I 
have written for this issue, moreover it would 
be lése-majesté to call a reigning monarch a 
star of the second magnitude. There is, how- 
ever, in the Registrar’s Office a University 
scrap-book which happily knew him well. I 
hope the following extracts from this will re- 
call merry evenings to a number of our senior 
medical graduates. 
In the Gazette of the 5th May 1905 there was 
a story headed ‘Guardian of Medical Building 
feted in triumphal procession yesterday — 


MEDICAL MONARCH, “KING COOK”. 


Given a barrel of money.’ The triumph was 
then described. 


‘With a barrel as his platform, yellow trou- 
sers, scarlet jacket, and three-cornered hat as 
his raiment, a white-haired gentleman of 
venerable and dignified appearance addressed a 
noisy audience in Phillips Square yesterday 
morning. The orator was the janitor of the 
McGill medical faculty — for the time being 
“His Awful Majesty Cook, absolute monarch 
of the realm of medical science,” his audience 
the medical students of McGill celebrating the 
annual triumph of the university celebrity. 


“Mr.” Cook has been connected with McGill 
for over thirty years and the memory of the 
venerable janitor has probably remained fixed 
in the minds of a generation of medical stu- 
dents when professors and their lectures have 
faded into oblivion. There are few medical 
men teaching today who cannot look back to 
the day when as freshmen they were pounced 
upon by this awful personage and told that the 
front door was not meant for students. And in 
the thirty years at McGill, Cook has acquired 
a fund of information on the growth of the 
university that is not to be found in the 
archives. When reminiscent he can tell of the 
days when he gathered a ton of potatoes from 
the spot where the front steps of the medical 
building are now situated. (This is the Old 
Medical Building, i.e. the north end of the 
Biology Building —Ed.). Cook is over eighty 
now, and partly from a sense of responsibility, 
he leaves his building but once or twice from 
year’s end to year’s end. Of the other depart- 
ments of McGill he knows nothing and cares 
nothing. It is not “McGill” or the “faculty of 
medicine” with him; it is “my faculty”, and 
there his interest ceases. He has never visited 
the new Science buildings of the university, 
and never intends to ... Cook rises at five 
o’clock winter and summer, makes his tour of 
inspection, and, his duties performed, sits in 
a little office in the front of the building, from 
which he dispenses letters and sarcasm or 


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pounces upon unwary freshmen seeking en- 
trance by the front door. Yesterday’s celebra- 
tion was much similar to its predecessors in 
point of gaudiness in “Cookie’s” attire, and 
noise on the part of the students. The proces- 
sion, headed by a banner bearing the legend, 
“Kow-Tow to Cook”, made the usual route of 
the uptown streets. Next to the banner was a 
two-horse dray, on which sat Cook, with a 
hurdy-gurdy on one side, grinding away, and 
on the other a barrel bedaubed with dollar 
marks. The barrel contained the annual gift of 
the sophomore year in cents, mingled with 
sawdust and plaster of paris. It is in accord- 
ance with custom that the gift be in the nature 
of a prize package. 


The procession halted in Phillips square, and 
there Cook delivered his janitorial address, It 
was in part as follows: 


“To the great and illustrious Class of 1907, 
the cluster of suns in the firmament of medical 
luminosity, greeting: 


“1, my most awful majesty and supreme high 
muck-a-muck, absolute monarch of the realm 
of medical science, emperor of medicine and 
surgery, king of the faculty, and father of 
McGill University, etc., etc., welcome you to 
this, my annual triumphal procession through 
the thoroughfares of my own city, and to my 
historical reception, to be witnesses to my 
acceptance of your loving homage and tribute 
to the only Cook there ever was”. 


In 1908 the coronation took place in the 
Union and in The Star of the 16th April we 
read: 


*“Old Man Cook”, “King Cook”, “Father 
Cook”, known to McGill medicos of the past 
forty years by as many as forty aliases, the 
guardian of the Medical Building, raiser of 
experimental “bunny” rabbits and ancient and 
honorable landmark of the University for the 
same length of time, celebrated the grand 
forty-first anniversity of his regime last night 
by a banquet tendered him by the sophomore 
and junior years of the medical faculty at the 
McGill Union. 


‘The King, clothed in a bright orange coat 
of the Cromwellian period, sat in state at the 
head of the table, surrounded by his courtiers, 
who wore red and white jackets like jockeys, 
but who ate like princes. The common herd, 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


not of the nobility nor of the aristocracy, sat 
on the benches about the feet of Mr. Cook... 
The Cook cake was then cut, much to the edi- 
fication of the king himself and his court, for 
the centre layer was found to be brimming 
over with pennies well wrapped up in bills of 
no small denomination.’ 


The following year The Gazette of the 20th 
March contained the following: 


‘The strangest, the most fantastic of all 
college ceremonies took place last night when 
the students of the first two years in medicine 
at McGill tendered old “King Cook”, his annual 
fete. The origin of the performance is un- 
known, but year after year with fresh addi- 
tions, it is repeated by the undergraduates, 
whose one aim is to make the whole thing as 
ridiculously grotesque, as absurdly idiotic as 
possible. “Old Cook” has been forty-four years 
at the medical building, and “what Cook says 
goes’, is the general belief. He is the real ruler 
of the medical faculty, and well deserves the 
titles of honor, such as king and emperor, 
which his student subjects shower on him each 
year at his fete. 


‘The usual programme included a grand 
parade through the streets with King Cook 
seated in state on the barrel of coppers, the 
presentation of which is one of the chief 
features of the affair. This year, however, it 
was thought that a drive over Montreal’s 
streets would be hard on a man of Cook’s age, 
and so the ceremonies were held in the Union. 
John Sardineau reported on His Majesty’s 
health, “Viscount McNutt” on the state of his 
charger, “Black Rod Clouston” on His Ma- 
jesty’s visitors, all with such mock humility 
and well-acted lowliness as to raise shouts of 
laughter, while old Cook sat in an exaggerated 
style meant to convey the idea of his greatness 
and his subjects’ unworthiness. Later he spoke 
shortly and with dignity, but the twinkle in his 
eye showed how much he enjoyed the import- 
ance of his position, and how he entered into 
the spirit of the ceremony.’ 


In February 1911 His Majesty granted an 
audience to a Star reporter and told stories of 
the old days. In the course of his reminiscences 
he said: ‘During my early connection with the 
University, there was only one building. It was 
the Arts building, which stands in the centre 
of the grounds, but now surrounded by the 


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The Development of Our Society 


Many Famous Figures and a Great Number of Achievements 
Mark the History of the Graduates Organization 


by D. Lorne Gales, °35, 


General Secretary, 
McGill Graduates’ Society. 


OMETIME within the next few years The 
S Graduates’ Society of McGill University 
will celebrate its hundredth birthday. The 
exact date on which our Graduates’ Society 
was founded, no doubt by a group of ardent 
McGill doctors, has yet to be firmly estab- 
lished. Perhaps someone reading this article 
will be able to help those who are interested 
to shed light on our early history. Two things 
we know: first, at a special general meeting 
of the McGill University Society held March 
2, 1870, in Burnside Hall, presided over by 
William B. Lambe, Law 1850, the chairman, 
in answer to a suggestion made that no action 
be taken until the Society should be properly 
organized, replied that “The Society had been 
in existence for at least twelve years, and it 
was owing wholly to the remissness and non- 
attendance of graduates if they did not know 
what had been done by the Society in past 
years;”’ secondly, in a circular letter, dated 
March 5, 1895, addressed to the graduates of 
the University in an effort to interest them in 
joining the Society, the following lines appear: 
“The Graduates’ Society of McGill University, 
which existed prior to A.D. 1853, was incorpo- 
rated in A.D. 1880”. This would seem to indi- 
cate that in the early years of the 1850’s our 
Society was founded. 


The first minutes which we have available 
are those of a special general meeting of the 
McGill University Society dated February 18, 
1870, called “to consider what steps should be 
taken by the Society as representing the grad- 
uates of the University to aid in the effort now 
being made by the citizens of Montreal to 
endow McGill College.” 

After much discussion, the following motion 
was unanimously passed: 

“Moved by R. A. Leach, M.A., B.C.L. and 
seconded by E. H. Trenholme, M.D., ‘That 
the McGill University Society ever inter- 
ested in the maintenance of McGill College, 


declare their intention to use every exertion 
to further the objects stated in the appeal of 
the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor toward 
the extension of University education and 
with this view, declare their desire to co- 
operate with the Committee of Citizens 
named for that purpose.’ 


“That a Committee composed of the fol- 
lowing graduates of the University be in- 
structed to offer their services as represent- 
ing this Society to act with the general and 
executive committees, viz. Messrs. E. H. 
Trenholme, R, A. Leach, R. A. Ramsay, 
W. B. Lambe, P. Wood, P. Mackenzie, D. 
Browne, J. J. Maclaren, G. Ross, T. Rod- 
dick, R. Godfrey and E. Holton.” 


Following this decision apparently a dis- 
cussion arose from which it appears that the 
graduates in those days were not represented 
on the Board of Governors and felt that their 
interest in the University was such that this 
representation should be accorded them. 


The following resolution was, therefore, 


adopted: 


“That it is desirable that the graduates 
of McGill University shall be fairly repre- 
sented in the Governing Body of the Uni- 
versity, a committee be appointed to con- 
sider this matter and to report at the next 
meeting as to the best means to be adopted 
to secure that object, such a committee to 
consist of Messrs. P. Mackenzie, E. H. Tren- 
holme, R. A. Ramsay, R. A. Leach, W. B. 
Lambe and E. Holton.” 


This resolution, and the struggle, for it was 
a struggle, to secure representatives on the 
Board of Governors took up the attention of 
the graduates for many years to come. The 
whole matter was finally settled in 1919 when 
the executive committee of the Society and the 
Board of Governors of the University agreed 
that three members of the Society would be 
elected by the graduates to the Board of 
Governors. 


Thus the pattern of The Graduates’ Society 
as it exists to-day was set. The theme that 


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SIR WILLIAM OSLER, one of the early presidents of The 
McGill Graduates Society. 


runs through The Graduates’ Society meetings 
from those early days is that of a constant 
and growing interest and concern in the wel- 
fare of McGill, a willingness to assist finan- 
cially, a pride in the maintenance of high aca- 
demic standards, and a wish as graduates to 
have some representation on the governing 
board of McGill. 


On June 9, 1876, a Constitution for The 
Graduates’ Society of McGill University was 
adopted. The name chosen was that of the 
Society to-day. Membership was an annual 
fee of $1.00, and the object of the Society was 
clearly set forth: “The object of the Society 
shall be to bind the graduates more closely to 
each other and to their Alma Mater; and to 
afford them the means by a united effort of 
more effectually promoting the interests of the 
University.” 

The Committee which prepared the Constitu- 
tion made a number of recommendations for 
the consideration of the Society. Two recom- 
mendations that were made and accepted and, 
in one form or another, lived through the years 
causing as much argument and work now as then 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


were, first, the Founders’ Festival. To use their 
words “that under the auspices of the Society, 
an entertainment commemorative of the 
Founder be held each year at a date as near 
as may be found convenient to the anniversary 
of his birth, to which friends of the University 
shall be invited.” Secondly, “with a view to 
giving members the opportunity of discussing 
University topics in a social manner, a dinner 
be held annually on or about the day of Con- 
vocation in Arts.” 


It is hard to believe that two such simple 
statements should have given rise to so many 
meetings, the identical problems arising each 
year, decade after decade. They aren’t even 
settled yet. 


It is interesting to read what the various 
items budgetted for came to. For instance, in 
1877 the sub-committee for music was allowed 
$75.00, while Alexander’s, the caterers, under- 
took to provide dinner for 400 guests for $100, 
while decorations cost $100 too. Tickets were 
sold for gentlemen, $2.00, for ladies, $1.00, for 
undergraduates $1.00. 


Amongst the graduates interested and active 
in the Society in the late 70’s were William 
Osler, who graduated in Medicine in 1872, and 
Francis J. Shepherd, who graduated in the 
same faculty a year later. These men were 
regularly in attendance at the meetings and 
entered freely into the discussions that must 
have been lively and long judging from the 
minutes. 


On June 23, 1876, Dr. Osler was elected 
Secretary of the Society, under the Presidency 
of Dr. R. A. Ramsay. Dr. Osler’s minutes are 
very complete and hence extremely interesting, 
and many of the minutes are revealing as to 
some of Dr. Osler’s thoughts on certain points. 
For instance, during a meeting discussing cer- 
tain phases of Graduates’ Society activities, 
Dr. Bessey asked if it was proposed to throw 
questions relating to general education open 
to discussion at the meetings of the Society, 
and thought that a special aim of the Society 
should be to endeavour to promote diffusion 
of a liberal education. 


Mr. Torrance thought that graduates should 
take a more active interest in the affairs of the 
University, and made some statements to show 
that a collective influence migh be beneficially 
exerted by them. 


Dr. Kelly supported the views of Dr. Bessey 


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and thought the point a very important one. 
He felt that the material support tendered by 
this Society to the University should be of such 
a character as to invite the cooperation of 
graduates of all the faculties. He, therefore, 
suggested that anything of the nature of 
scholarships should be avoided. He referred to 
the thought of a boarding house for students 
and remarked that the erection of such a house, 
or building of an Alumni Hall would be a 
laudable object to strive for. 


Dr. Osler thought “that medical students 
could not be: tied down to the restraint of a 
college boarding house’. So much for the 
medical students of the last quarter of the 
last century, in the opinion of one of the 


greatest of them. 


On April 28, 1881, Dr. William Osler was 
elected President of The Graduates’ Society 
by acclamation, and for the ensuing year the 
executive committee meetings were held 
regularly in the President’s room, 1351 St. 
Catherine Street. During his year as President 
the organization grew steadily. 


Another undertaking which occupied a great 
deal of the graduates time in those days was 
the Endowment Fund for the libraries. At a 
meeting on July 14, 1876, it was moved by 
Mr. Ramsay and seconded by Mr. J. S. Hall 
“that the members and graduates be invited to 
subscribe to a fund for the endowment of the 
libraries of the University; said fund to be 
invested and the proceeds applied under the 
supervision of the Committee of the Society, 
in annual additions to the libraries; an equi- 
table division of the said proceeds to be made 
by the Council between University libraries 
and those of the professional faculties.’ This 
fund was forthwith started and over the years 
grew in size. The capital was invested in mort- 
gages for the most part, repayment and collec- 
tion of the capital amounts on the mortgages 
providing interesting reading now, and no 
doubt considerable concern then. 


In February 1880 The Graduates’ Society 
occupied itself with the problem of how best 
to acknowledge Dr. William Dawson’s services 
to the University on the occasion of his 
twenty-fifth anniversary as its Principal. A 
committee, composed of Mr. Ramsay, Mr. 
MacDougall and Dr. Osler were the parties to 
consult with Dr. Dawson in order to ascertain 
how best to concur with his plans in connec- 


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tion with the celebration of his twenty-fifth 
year as Prncipal of McGill. Dr. Dawson, how- 
ever, whe: the committee met with him had 
already uidertaken arrangements to hold a 
Universitybanquet, to which all the graduates 
and their friends were to be invited as his 
guests, th dinner to be held on or about 
April 1 in :he William Molson Hall. Dr. Daw- 
son told th: committee at that time that it was 
his wish tlat nothing of a personal character 
should be ontemplated by the committee, and 
in keeping with this wish the Society called 
another spcial meeting in order to decide how 
best to conmemorate the twenty-fifth anni- 
versary of Dr. Dawson’s principalship. At the 
subsequent meeting it was decided to appoint 
a committe to confer with the Governors to 
ascertain tie practicability of the erection of a 
UniversityHall to be called “Dawson Hall” and 
the commttee was appointed forthwith. A 
personal canvass was arranged, circulars were 
printed anl the collection proceeded with. It 
was decidel to raise the sum of $50,000. 


To the cisual reader of these early minutes, 
one is strwk with the keen interest which the 
early gradiates took in the standard of educa- 
tion in theArts Faculty, the Law Faculty and 
the Facult: of Medicine. Their constant desire 
was to be «f help and to see their Alma Mater 
prosper. Caicern was expressed for the library 
and its useulness. The library funds increased 
steadily. Tlere were cycles of intensive collec 
tions for tle fund, then lapses and then further 
intense wok as the needs of the library were 
realized. Tie Graduates’ Society was not be- 
yond advisng the Principal as to their ideas 
of Univerity reform, and there are many 
interesting nemorials embodying their thoughts. 
The Goveriors appear to have been somewhat 
dilatory attimes in replying too! 

The elecion of Graduate Fellows to Corpo 
ration and he Fellows’ reports to the meetings 
throw inteesting light on the University in 
the 1880’s. Apparently the office of Fellow 
was valuedbecause in 1888 a committee, com- 
posed of M-. Scaith and Mr. J. R. Dougall was 
appointed or the purpose of ascertaining if 
electioneerng pamphlets had been sent to 
graduates sking for votes and offering to pay 
the qualificition fee of fifty cents provided the 
recipients «£ such circulars would send their 
proxy to tle candidates to be filled out. 


At the aiual meeting April 28, 1883, J. H. 
(Continued on page 66) 


THE McGILL NEWS 


SS 


William Scallor — Oldest Living Graduate 


by Dr. James J. Bulger, °] 


ELENA, Montana is a picturesjue town. 

Its most picturesque citizen, I think, is 
William Seallon, Law ’76. “Judge” Gallon, as 
he has been known in these parts since the 
days when Montana was not yet pat of the 
United States, is almost everybody’sfavourite 
citizen in Helena. So much is this thecase that 
I found it hard to separate the legendfrom the 
truth. I had seen him many times, white cane 
flying, as he crossed Main Street, ignalling 
by his cane that in these later years kt was not 
able to see as well as he used to. Trafic always 
stopped for him. For the moment Min Street 
became again Last Chance Gulch. Tiis figure 
out of the past, this oldest living grduate of 
McGill University, has always enliened the 
scene for us latecomers. 


It was on a winter’s day in Febriary with 
the thermometer reading twenty-forr below 
that I dropped in to see the Judg at the 
Montana Club, where he lives. He Wasspending 
the Sunday afternoon with his secrd¢ary, ap- 
parently finishing up some work. H: seemed 
at first a little puzzled at the idea tha readers 
of The McGill News might be interested in 
him until IT explained to him that he was the 
oldest living graduate. This seeme to him 
curiously pleasant. It had not occurrd to him 
that he might be. I understood ths better 
when I later asked him about his feelngs con 
cerning the Province of Quebec. Hal he out 
here on this frontier much nostalgi: for the 
youthful scene? He replied rather snappily 
that he had never been much concened with 
the past. 


We got to talking about his youth Born in 
Joliette County in 1855 of English speaking 
parents, his father attracted there sone years 
before by the prospects in the lumbeing busi- 
ness, young Scallon was educated ir the pa- 
rochial schools and at Joliette Collese. After 
his degree in Arts he came to MeGil in 1873 
and enrolled in the Faculty of Law, At that 
time lectures were held downtown hit in his 
second year the students moved w to the 
campus. Being completely bilingual nust have 
been an advantage to young Scallon because 
the Professors and lecturers each onducted 
his own class in whichever languag¢ he pre- 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


ferred. With his B.C.L. and his Bar examina- 
tions passed, Mr. Scallon practiced briefly in 
Montreal before moving to Superior City, 
Wisconsin. Here again he stayed for only a 
short time. News of vast copper discoveries at 
Butte, Montana, reached him and in 1883 he 
was on his way. 


I wasn’t able to learn much from the Judge 
concerning his early activities after he arrived 
at the site of the “Richest Hill on Earth” as 
Butte still proudly calls itself. The fabulous 
mining camp appears however not to have 
been too impressive to young Scallon. The fact 
that at that time men were becoming million- 
aires overnight, others going back down to 
the prospector stage as quickly, that Butte was 
the rowdiest, naughtiest, wildest, most open- 
handed spot in the land seems to have had little 
effect on the young lawyer. In the Fall of 1883 
when Scallon arrived, if local history is to be 
believed, Butte was an almost fantastic town. 
It apparently didn’t seem so to Mr. Scallon. 
When I asked him about the gun-toting habits 
of the citizenry, he replied that there was 
some lawlessness, of course, that some men 
carried guns, but that he didn’t. 


Within a short time after -his arrival the 
Anaconda Copper Mining Company, with 
Marcus Daly as its president, became owner 
of the gold and copper deposits, The company 
became, in fact, almost ruler of Montana Ter- 
ritory. It owned (and still owns) most of the 
newspapers. This control was assumed after 
lengthy and dramatic litigation. Billions of 
dollars and the wealth of a whole vast terri- 
tory were at stake. Marcus Daly won out. 
William Scallon, Law ’76, known as “Judge” 
Scallon to the men of the mining camp, suc- 
ceeded him as President. 


Mr. Scallon seemed not too interested in dis- 
cussing the three years that he spent in Wall 
Street as President of the Anaconda. Upon his 
retirement he returned to Butte and has prac- 
tised there and in Helena ever since. He still 
does. Around Helena they say that if you want 
to get a clear title or abstract that your best 
bet is, “go see Judge Scallon”. When I reached 
Helena in the winter of 1942, the best figure 
skater was Judge Scallon. 


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« 


AGSISH 


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3 = 


I Painted Stephen Leacock 


As a Comversationalist, the Famous Economist and Humorist 
Was Wonderful; As a Sutter, a But Difficult 


by Frederick B. Taylor, A.R.C.A., °30 


‘\TEPHEN LEACOCK was going to sit to 
S me every weekday between 12 and 1.00 
for as long as necessary for me to paint his 
portrait. That was the theory but that was not 
how it worked out. He usally arrived twenty 
minutes late and wanted to leave twenty 
minutes early, “to meet René du Roure for 
lunch at the Club”. Add to this the fact that his 
talk was so brilliant and amusing while he was 
“sitting” (he frequently got up and walked 
about roaring and gesticulating) and you will 
understand why I wound up by doing the 
finished work almost entirely from memory 
in my lunch hours after the sittings. It was an 
altogether uncommon and rich experience: the 
strongest impression which I gained in the 
course of it was his brilliance, or one might say, 
his greatness as a conversationalist. Though 
he was widely known and economically suc- 
cessful as a writer and although he referred 
to himself and wished to be considered pro- 
fessionally as an economist and teacher, it is 
his personality and power as a conversational- 
ist which predominates in the memories of all 
who knew him. 


In the late 20’s when I was an undergraduate 
in the School of Architecture of McGill, you 
learned that you hadn’t really lived or that at 
least you were missing a great experience, if 


a9) 


you didn’t attend certain of “Stevie’s” or 
“Leaky Steamcock’s”, lectures in the Arts 
Building. So I attended a few and found them 
to be the hilarious experience predicted. I met 
him in a purely social connection a few years 
later but I did not really know him when I 


wrote in July 1939 asking him to sit to me for 


NOTE: Frederick B. Taylor’s portrait (half-length with 
hands) of the late Dr. Stephen Leacock, painted from 
life in Montreal in 1940, has recently been acquired by 
McGill University. The portrait will be set in the over- 
mantel panelling of a Leacock Room to be incorporated 
in the new wing soon to be constructed, of the Redpath 
Library, McGill University. Glossy photoprints of the 
portrait are available for reproduction upon the condition 
that the whole of the portrait is reproduced. 


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a portrait. Accordingly I was somewhat sur- 
prised but pleasantly of course, when hermes 
plied immediately from The Old Brewery Bay, 
Orillia, Ontario, promising to grant my request 
upon his return to Montreal after Christmas 
that year. In the course of the sittings he told 
me that he had as I knew, sat for several 
portrait drawings but, as I did not know, that 
he had never been painted, and in a letter to 
me in December 1940, he expressed his hope 
that McGill and the University Club, Mont- 
real, would want to have portrait paintings of 
him after his death. This hope was justified 
and has been fulfilled. Though a second por- 
trait of him was painted before his death (by 
Edwin Holgate of Montreal, assumably for a 
private patron, since when the portrait was 
exhibited it was catalogued “Not For Sale”) 
Richard Jack, R.A., R.C.A., was commissioned 
to paint the posthumous portrait of him in aca- 
demic robes for the University Club and now 
hanging there. 


I began by making several drawings of his 
head and hands and largely by chance had 
placed my easel so that he could not see the 
front of the canvas from where he sat. At the 
second or third sitting I began to wonder if 
he was wondering about my progress so I 
asked him if he wanted to see what I had done, 
though I was very reluctant to reveal how 
little I had done up to that time. My studio 
was over the kitchen in the house I was then 
in at Oxenden Avenue, and my wife, usually 
preparing lunch there, had said that so much 
noise and laughter occurred during the time 
Leacock was there that she marvelled that I 
was accomplishing anything. He said, “Do you 
want me to see what you’ve done?” I said 
that I didn’t, whereupon he said, “You will 
only see one of my unfinished manuscripts over 
my dead body so why should I see your un- 
finished painting!” This was, and is, the per- 
fect attitude on the part of the sitter and so 
the work proceeded without the strain which 
accompanies it when the sitter comments and 


THE McGILL NEWS 


Lunesta sti 7 
yee 


Te eA Nene NA ren ehintae Bieta frit tied 


biskine te sa wa enenrare sas is 


STEPHEN LEACOCK, a portrait by Frederick B. Taylor, 
A.R.C.A., ’30. 


passes judgment upon stages of production. 
Though my studio was not large and Leacock 
would not have had to exert himself very 
much to see the front of the canvas, he never 
looked at it. He was evidently only interested 


in what I was satisfied was completed. 


At the time, Leacock, a widower for a good 
many years and undoubtedly a very forlorn 
one, lived at the Windsor Hotel with his son. 
He missed very much the spaciousness of his 
house at Orillia and the large house he had 
occupied in Montreal before his wife’s death. 
He told me how he arranged his time. He 
seldom rose later than six, he began to work 
almost immediately, worked hard and conti- 
nuously until 11.00 or 11.30 and by then had 
completed all he would do for the day. I 
believe that he then had a scotch or two and 
walked leisurely up to sit to me. When, after 
six or seven sittings, I asked him if he was 
getting tired of the sittings, he said, “Not at 
all. I like coming here and talking to you. 
This suits me very well: you take as much 
time as you need.” I appreciated the compli- 
ment and his attitude very much and it helped 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


me to overcome the difficulties 1 experienced 
in dealing with a constantly moving target. 


He talked. He talked about a great many 
things and he invested all of them with colour- 
ful interest and humour. He had vivid memo- 
ries of his childhood in the south of England 
and of his family’s move to Canada. His ad- 
miration for his mother was very great and 
he spoke warmly at length of her courage and 
of her successful management of a large rural 
household in difficult times. He never talked 
as a pure economist, He talked of his school- 
days, of his undergraduate days at the Uni- 
versity of Toronto and of his early days as a 
teacher at Upper Canada College and as a 
lecturer at McGill when he considered special- 
izing in philology. He loved McGill and his 
special McGill friends, but he hated his ene- 
mies, particularly his McGill enemies. Chief 
among these was Principal Morgan. I never 
knew a man or even a woman, more jealous 
and resentful of advancing age than Leacock. 
He argued that here he was at the height of 
his powers, in a better position than ever be- 
fore to teach and to pass on the benefit of his 
scholarship and experience and to reflect credit 
upon the University; here he was in vigorous 
good health, “sound in wind and limb” as he 
put it, and he had been retired, practically 
ordered out by Morgan. He said, “Morgan 
tried to run the University like a boys’ school.” 
Morgan, I knew, had made it a rule that mem- 
bers of the faculty had to retire at sixty-five. 
Sixty-five! Just when he, Leacock, was be- 
ginning to know something and how to teach 
it! Leacock was bitter on that score. 


He talked of his beloved place at The Old 
Brewery Bay and he talked of his friends, 
particularly and most frequently of Prof. René 
Du Roure, Professor of French and Head of 
the Department of French Language and Lite- 
rature, McGill, and Gladstone Murray, at that 
time or until shortly before that time, Chair- 
man of the C.B.C. He told ‘me stories about 
meetings and members of the Pen and Pencil 
Club of Montreal in its early years and about 
various fishing experiences, and he told me 
with pride and amusement of many of the ex- 
periences he had had in the course of lecture 
tours in England. 


Right in the middle the sittings had to be 
interrupetd for several weeks. His son had 


(Continued on next page) 


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SS tLe 1's eee 


McGill Alumnae Takes Over Rooms Registry 


This year the McGill Alumnae Society has 
undertaken to run the Rooms Registry under 
the supervision of Mrs. A. M. Bain (M. E. 
Ferguson, B.A. ’27). The Registry will open as 
usual towards the end of August in the Union 
and will probably be even busier than it was 
last year because the closing down of Dawson 
College and of the Peterson Residences will 
increase the demand for rooms in Montreal. 


The most difficult problem will again be that of 


(Continued from previous page) 
contracted measles or chicken pox, and he 
telephoned to advise me of his unwillingness 
to risk carrying the germs to my small sons 
who at that time had not had either disease. 
| greatly appreciated his thoughtfulness. During 
the interval I painted a replica of the portrait 
as it stood at the time. I did this to minimize 
the usually-disastrous effects of such a break 
in the process of portraiture. Though I com- 
pleted the replica following the resumption of 
the sittings and completion of the original, | 
was never satisfied with the replica and 
destroyed it a year or so later. 


He was probably at once the best and the 
most difficult sitter I had had up to that time. 
Ile gave out, he gave of himself and he seemed 
to sense when I was too deeply involved with 
technical paintaing problems to be able to 
answer his questions or make any comment 
on what he was saying. Finally, one day when 
I expect he saw that I was doing very little, 
he said, “You know I’ve always believed that 
it takes two to paint a portrait, the painter 
and someone to knock him on the head when 
it’s finished.” So I said, “You’re right. I ex 
pect I’ve done about all [ should. You stay 
there and I'll show it to you.” I turned the 
easel around. I don’t know how long it was, 
though it was certainly half a minute which 
seemed like half an hour for even ten seconds 
in a silent studio with a man looking at a 
finished portrait of himself for the first time, 
is a very long time. I, of course, looked at 
him as he looked at the portrait. The colour 
rose from. his collar and suffused his whole 


head up to his chair, he grasped the arms of 


the chair and his expression might have meant 


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finding quarters for married students. Gradl- 
uates who know of suitable rooms that will be 
vacant later in the summer are asked to let the 
Registry know. 

The Montreal Branch of the Graduates’ 
Society is once more assisting the Registry and 


the value of the help these two organizations 


give to out-of-town students is hard to exag- 
gerate. Any assistance readers can give will 


be most welcome. 


anything. I was pretty worried: I couldn’t tell 
what he was thinking. Suddenly he raised his 
hands, pounded them down on the arms of the 
chair and surged to his feet paying me prob- 
ably the portrait 


greatest compliment a 


painter can receive. “By God, Taylor,” he 
roared, ‘“That’s exactly how I feel!” And then 
he threw back his head and laughed his in 
fectious uproarious laugh. Then, after repeat- 
ing his words and briefly arranging for his 
friends to call to see the portrait, he went out 
chuckling. 


He came again himself to see it and several 
of his friends came. One couple thought my 
treatment of his hands made him appear too 
old. | assume that they told him and that that 
did not please him but he never suggested any 
changes to me or anyone else as far as | know. 
Many people then, and subsequently many 
others, have considered the hands particularly 
successful. 


I vividly remember one story he told me 
during the sittings. He was on a lecture tour 
in England, in a city in the Midlands, he was 
at full flood on the platform of a very large 
auditorium, the chairman touched his elbow 
and explained that a man had collapsed at the 
back of the hall and would Leacock sit down 
until the man had been carried out. Leacock 
said to me tensely, “I sat there hoping, PRAY- 
ING, that the man would die!’ I expressed 
considerable surprise. Leacock said, “My for- 
tune would have been made! Think of the 
headlines: MAN DIES LAUGHING AT LEA- 
GOGK 


What did I think of Stephen Leacock? 1] 
painted his portrait. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


“Macdonald College —” 
(Continued from page 41) 


were: (1) in the School of Household Science, 
the adoption of a course leading to a Univer- 
sity degree, (2) in Agriculture, the separation 
of instruction of diploma and degree students 
(who previously were taught together in the 
first two years) and (3) the adoption in the 
Faculty of Graduate Studies of courses in 
Agriculture leading to advanced degrees in 
connection withSir William Macdonald sup- 
ported several scholarships. 


Dr. Harrison’s term was followed by a period 
of eight years in which the work of the Col- 
lege was directed by a committee of the heads 
of the three schools and the Bursar, under the 
chairmanship of the Principal of the Univer- 
sity, Sir Arthur Currie. One year before Dr. 
Harrison’s resignation, Professor G. S. H. 
Barton, Professor of Animal Husbandry, was 
appointed Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture 
and became a member of this administrative 
committee. Under the statutes adopted in 1934, 
the Dean of Agriculture became academic head 
of the College with the authority previously 
exercised by the “Principal” but with the more 
logical title of “Vice Principal”, Dr. W. H. 
Brittain, Professor of Entomology, was ap- 
pointed to this office. 


Dr. Barton’s long experience as a live stock 
man and farm manager and his sympathetic 
association with country people was a decided 
asset to the College. As an administrator, he 
succeeded in coordinating the work of the 
various departments to an extent that had not 
previously been realized. Research Committees 
on Soils, Crops and Animals were formed, com- 
prising members of the various interested 
departments, scientific and practical, supple- 
mented with practical men from outside. The 
work of the soils committee led to the estab- 
lishment of a provincial soil survey, that of the 
crops committee to extensive work on pasture 
improvement and that of the committee on 
animals to the Institute of Parasitology — all 
of which are coordinated with Government 
enterprises — the provincial and federal de- 
partments of agriculture and the National Re- 
search Council. 


In the short interval between the death of 
Sir Arthur Currie (Nov. 13, 1933) and Dr. 
Brittain’s succession to the Vice-Principalship 
of the College, the late Sir Edward Beatty, the 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


Chancellor, acted as Principal and Dr. J. F. 
Snell as Acting Dean of the Faculty of Agri- 
culture. 


Dr. Brittain has served under Principals 
Morgan, Douglas and James and has himself 
served as Acting Principal in the interval be- 
tween the former two (April, 1937 to January, 
1938). From February, 1942, to the end of the 
war, he was simultaneously Lieut. Colonel, 
Superintendent, C.W.A.C. advanced Training 
Centre, stationed in the College. During his 
administration buildings have been completed 
for the Departments of Agricultural Engineer- 
ing and Animal Pathology and the Institute 
of Parasitology and residential accommoda- 
tion provided for several families of staff mem- 
bers and employees and for veteran students. 
The older buildings have been put into good 
repair and facilities provided for low tempera- 
ture research in fruits and vegetables. The 
area of the College property has been increased 
by more than 900 acres by virtue of the acqui- 
sition of land from the Morgan estates and an 
arboretum has been established thereon. The 
Adult Education movement has been given 
accommodation in the College and grants 
secured in its support. The Provincial and 
Dominion Departments of Agriculture, the 
Provincial Department of Education, the Na- 
tional Research Council, the Rockefeller Foun- 
dation and various industries lend support to 
the College enterprises in which they are 
interested. 


The School for Teachers, which is under 
joint control of the University and the Pro- 
testant Committee of the Provincial Depart- 
ment of Education, is governed by a Teachers 
Training Committee upon which both are 
represented, and certificates are issued by a 
Central Board of Examiners, appointed by the 
department upon recommendation of McGill 
and Bishops Universities. 


The young man mentioned above as the 
original Head of the School for Teachers was 
George H. Locke, who resigned in 1909 to 
take charge of Toronto’s City Library. His 
successor, Dr. S. B. Sinclair, also returned to 
Toronto after four years to supervise the re- 
tarded and advanced classes in the public 
schools of the Province of Ontario. Dean Sin- 
clair Laird, a distinguished graduate of St. 
Andrews, held the office from 1913 to his 


(Continued on next page) 


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Be ee 


M1 
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Marriages 


Bourke-Ramsay: In Montreal, on March lst, Miss 
Sheila R. Ramsay, B.A. '49, and Douglas Tennant 
Bourke, B.Eng. °49. 

Denman: In the Town of Mount Royal, on April 11th, 
Miss Penny Romer and Robert C. Denman, B.Sc. ’49. 

Dettmers: In Montreal, on March llth, Miss Elsie 
Dettmers, B.A. 42, and James E. Mitchell. 

Eisele: In Montreal, on March 18th, Miss Edith Elea- 
nor Eisele, B.A. °47, B.L.S. ’48, and Ralph Allan 
Smith. 

Fitch: In Bridgeport, Conn., on March 5th, Miss 
Beverly Sandra Snow and Joshua Fitch, B.Sc. 746. 

Forse: In Montreal, on March 11th, Miss Arlene W. 
Burns and R. Armour Forse, M.D. 47. 

Gammell: In Montreal, on October 15th, 1949, Miss 
Ann Julienne Ramsay and Hugh Graham Gammell, 
B.Sc. 748. 

Herman: In Montreal, Miss Celia Wilson and Michael 
Herman, B.A. ’29, B.C.L. 32. 

Langley: In Peterborough, Ontario, on July 9th, 1949, 
Miss Margaret Langley, B.Sc. 45, and Robert Hamil- 
ton Carley. 

Jackson: In Montreal, on March 25th, Miss Audrey 
Jessie Carter, and Peter- Jackson, B.Com. ’47. 

Kilgallen: In Westmount, on April 8th, Miss Beverly 
Kilgallen, Physio ‘47, and Keith MacNaughton Smith. 

Lee: In Revelstoke, recently, Miss Mary Susie Kwong 
and Wilson James Lee, B.A. ’38, M.D. 43. 

Leslie: In Montreal, on April 8th, Miss Mary Louise 
Clarke and William T. Leslie, B.Arch. 49. 

Mann: In Montreal, on February 18th, Miss Mary 
Evelyn Coffey and Alan M. Mann, M.D. '49. 

Parker: In Westmount, on March 18th, Miss Anne 
Louise Parker, B.H.S. 42, and Leslie James Gilbert. 

Peters: In Montreal, recently, Miss Joyce Marion 
Shaw and Frederick Harvey Peters, B.Sc./Agr. '49. 

Spearman: In Westmount, on April 15th, Miss Doro- 
thy Mae Nixon and William H. Spearman, B.Sc./ 
Phy.Ed. 49. 

Sperber: In Montreal, on February 27th, Miss Evelyn 
Sperber, B.A. ’47, and Dr. Gerald J. Bronfin. 

Trotter: In St. Johns, Que., on April 15th, Miss Isobel 
Trotter, B.Com. 47, and John A. Hall. 

Walker: In Montreal, on April 15th, Miss Betty 
McGall and William Andrew Walker, B.Sc. °49. 
Ward: In Montreal, on April 15th, Miss Frances Ellen 

Buisson and Charles K. Ward, B.Com. ’47. 

Watson: In Saskatoon, Sask., on June 8th, 1949, Miss 
Yvonne Lillian May Kentish and Rev. N. L. Watson, 
B.A. 746. 

Webster: On January 21st, Miss E. Beryl Webster, 
B.A. ’38, and Arthur Wilson. 

Wong: In Woodstock, Ontario, Miss Eva Jan Yat and 
Bill Fet Wong, B.Eng. ’47. 


“Macdonald College—” 

(Continued from previous page) 
retirement in 1949. He is succeeded by one of 
his pupils, Professor D. C. Munroe, a success- 
ful teacher and headmaster and a McGill 
graduate in Arts. In the war years of 1942-45, 
the residential accommodation was given up 
to the Canadian Women’s Army Corps and its 
staff and students were accommodated in 
Strathcona Hall and the Royal Victoria Col- 
lege. 


The original Head of the School of House- 
hold Science was succeeded in 1908 by the less 
spectacular Miss Annie P. Juniper, who, how- 


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ever, moved to British Columbia the following 
year. The ambition of her successor, Miss 
Katherine Fisher, to establish more advanced 
courses was repressed but came to fruition in 
1919 under her second successor, Miss Bessie 
Philp, the first, Miss Anita Hill, having been 
persuaded to become the wife of our early 
graduate, Whylie Baird, superintendent of the 
Dominion Agricultural Farm at Nappan, N.S. 
Miss Philp retired in 1939, and was succeeded 
by Dr. Margaret McCready, who had received 
her training in the Universities of Toronto and 
Aberdeen. Miss McCready resigned in 1949 to 
organize the newly established degree course 
offered in the Ontario Agricultural College. 
The degree course offered in Macdonald in 
1919 consisted of two years in the Faculty of 
Arts and Science, or its equivalent taken else- 
where, and the remainder in residence here. 
From 1930 candidates for the degree were 
required to enter the second year and the 
majority now enter in the first year, most of 
their instruction being taken in common with 
the students of agriculture. Under Dr. Mc- 
Cready, the work in nutrition was expanded 
and graduates were permitted to proceed to 
higher degrees. The present head of the 
School, Miss Helen Neilson, is one of our own 
graduates. 


Both in Agriculture and in Household 
Science, the courses now offered are very 
different from those originally given. The Col- 
lege may be said to have developed from a 
school mainly technical to one of professional 
standing with provision for graduate study. and 
research. There are now some seventy grad- 
uated students working in the College Depart- 
ments. 


In pedagogy, the advance has necessarily 
been less ‘striking, the High School Teachers 
receiving their training in McGill and Bishops’ 
Colleges but the work done in Macdonald in 
the preparation of elementary and interme- 
diate teachers has kept pace with the advances 
in the knowledge of the art of teaching. 


Throughout not only Canada nor the British 
Dominions, but throughout the world, grad- 
uates and former students of Macdonald Col- 
lege may be found in positions of influence and 
responsibility. Sir William himself can hardly 
have dreamed of half the harvest his generous 
sowing would bring forth, nor how widespread 
the benefits of that harvest would be. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


“hing Cook—” 
(Continued from page 43) 


numerous other, and more important struc- 
tures, which were added by degrees, with 
struggles and every economy. In the time of 
the University’s infancy, everything was 
taught in the Arts building. There were four 
classes held in there, I remember. There was 
the Botany class, the Law and Engineering 
classes, at that time very small, and the Arts 
class. Sir William Dawson, the Principal, then 
resided in the building, as also did the janitor, 
It was not long after my coming to the Uni- 
versity that the old Medical Building was 
erected. The total number of students then did 
not exceed twenty-five.’ 


That same year the Emperor King was al- 
most demoted for he was, at the age of eighty- 
four, made a Rear Admiral of the Canadian 
Fleet. The Gazette of 23rd February said: 


‘Upwards of one hundred medical students 
gathered in the dining hall of the students’ 
club last night to pay their respects to the 
veteran janitor, and for an hour or so the ex- 
pressions of mock fealty as contained in the 
speeches gave rise to unbounded mirth on the 
part of the students, although they were ac- 
cepted with extreme gravity by Cook himself. 
Leaning on the arm of one of the officers of the 
class and arrayed in gorgeous robes, the “king 
of the medical faculty” entered the room amid 
the cheers of the students and was placed in 
the seat of honor at the head of the table. 


When the supper was over, he was escorted 
to an improvised throne under a canopy of 
McGill banners, and the annual coronation 
was carried out under the direction of “the 
Lord High Chambermaid, the Great and Only 
H. H. McKenzie”, who was fittingly gowned 
for the occasion .. . Under the head of Mis- 
fortune No. 2, “The Imposition on His High- 
ness of the Derogatory Rank of Rear-Admiral 
of the Canadian Fleet”, under the direction of 
Lord-in-Waiting Cecil F. Joyce, the second 
ceremony was carried out. After a speech in 
which the Lord-in- Waiting told at great length 
of the valorous deeds of the great Cook in 
saving Lachine at the risk of his own life and 
in recognition of which he was appointed to 
control the Canadian navy, as insignia of office 
he was presented by S. L. R. Sahler with a 
model of his flagship, which, instead of armour 
plate, was covered with silver coins.” 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


Alumnae Public 
Speaking Contest 


Dr. James was guest of honour at the March 
meeting of the Alumnae Society and spoke on 
his trip to India and Africa. To illustrate his 
address, Dr. James showed very interesting 
and beautiful coloured moving pictures which 
he had taken himself on his trip. There were 
many scenes of India, including the famous 
Taj Mahal, and others taken in Africa, includ- 
ing some of Dr. Williamson and his diamond 
mine, 


For the second year, the Education Commit- 
tee of the Society arranged the Public Speak- 
ing Contest for High School girls in Grades 
XI and XII, and this year extended it beyond 
the Island of Montreal to schools in the areas 
covered by the St. Francis District, St. Mau- 
rice Valley and District of Bedford branches 
of the Graduates’ Society. The finals of the 
contest were held at the meeting on April 25th 
when Judith Driscoll of Montreal West High 
School won first place among seven finalists. 
Judges were Dr. Roscoe, Mrs. Clarence Gross 
and Miss Constance Beresford-Howe. The 
entire project was in the hands of Miss Edith 
Baker, chairman of the Education Committee. 
While the judges were deliberating, the 
coloured movies of McGill and the Alumnae 
Diamond Jubilee Fashion Parade were shown. 


Finally, on the 15th of August 1911 the old 
King Emperor Admiral died, full of years and 
honour, and the press gave him not only long 
notices but also editorial tributes. 

In one of these the story is told of an invita- 
tion to the King from Dean Bovey to visit the 
Engineering Building, but His Majesty ex- 
plained ‘The Dean doesn’t understand. If I 
was to go visiting the other faculties, those 
other janitors would think I was on a level 
with them, and they’d probably take liberties. 
You know what these people are.’ And finally, 
“He joined McGill at the outset, and as the 
decades passed, and deans and professors came 
and went, Mr. Cook became “King” Cook, the 
only abiding thing in the Faculty, the golden 
thread, as it were, that linked together the 
successive generations in continuity of policy 
and prestige.’ 


I wish I had known him. T. H. M. 


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Up and Coming Class He-unions 


WENTY-FIVE years after graduation and 
cr still going strong! That for the record is 
Commerce ’25. And already applications are 
pouring in for membership in the Quarter Cen- 
tury Club to be formed next November. 

The Twenty-fifth Anniversary Reunion Com- 
mittee are planning a round of activities to 
mark the occasion that will make the 25th for 
'25 something to remember for years to come. 
And for Walton Blunt, Fred Fairman, George 
Grimson, Keith Owens, Walter Potter, Phil 
Wait and Lindsay Webster the organization 
of the silver jubilee reunion has top rating on 
the programme for 1950. 

Out-of-town members of the Class from far 
and wide will be on hand for the festivities. 
The Reunion Commtitee sincerely appreciate 
the enthusiastic support received from the 
following out-of-towners who are planning to 
attend: Paul Breithaupt, Toronto; Guy Cald- 
well, Quebec; Ken Carter, Toronto; Jack 
Christie, Victoria; Harvey Cotnam, Toronto; 
3ruce Davis, Ottawa; Grant Glassco, Toronto ; 
Eileen Greene, Edmonton; Karl Ingersoll, Ot- 
tawa; Terry Mitchell, Three Rivers; Walter 
Mueller, Calgary; Frank Murphy, Fort Wil- 
liam; Doug MacKay, Los Angeles, Cal.; John 
MacLead, Sherbrooke; Bob Parker, Dayton, 
Ohio; Chip Schofield, St. John, N.B.; Cece 
Somerville, Chicago, lll.; Charlie Seaton, Osha- 
wa, and George Woollcombe, Ottawa. 

A varied programme has been drawn up by 
the Committee which should provide ample 
opportunity of renewing old acquaintances and 
living over those college days and nights when 
Commerce ’25 was in the making. It is ex- 
pected it will read something like this: 

Thursday night: Reception to Out-of-town 

members. 

Friday all day: Free. 

Friday night: Reunion Dinner. 

Saturday morning: Visit to McGill. 

Saturday noon: Buffet Lunch. 

Saturday afternoon: Rugby Game. 

Saturday night: Class Dinner 

Ladies’ Function. 

The dates are November 2nd, 3rd and 4th 
and all members of Commerce ’25 are re- 
quested to circle these three days on their 
calendars. This is a reunion that should be a 
“must” ! 

A reunion every year except the War Years 


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since graduation is the proud record of the 
Class of Commerce ’25. In November the Re- 
union Committee hope to hang up another 
record — the highest percentage of attendance 
at a Twenty-fifth Anniversary Reunion held 
yet at old McGill. Here’s to it! 


The year 1925 will be solidly represented at 
reunion time next fall. Five faculties are mak- 
ing plans for Silver Jubilee celebrations that 
should bring back a record number of grad- 
uates for a single year. 

Commerce '’25 plans will be found in detail 
elsewhere in this issue. Science ’25, under the 
chairmanship of Willis Malone, will be getting 
together over the weekend of October 7th at 
the time of the McGill-Western game. Arts ’25 
have also chosen this weekend, starting their 
reunion Friday night, October 6th, with an 
informal get-together. Chairman of the Arts 
25 committee is E. P. Hoover. 

Dentistry and Medicine have chosen the 
week ending October 21st for their reunion 
dates. Dentistry ’25 with I. K. Lowry and D. H. 
Muhlstock as organizers, will make their re- 
union coincide with the dates of the annual 
Fall Clinic of the Montreal Dental Club, Octo- 
ber 18th, 19th and 20th, ending with the 
McGill-Queen’s football game on the 2lst. 
Medicine ’25 will also be coming back this 
week coinciding their reunion with the Clinical 
Conference of the Montreal Medico-Chi. Chair- 
men are Doctors Earle Wight and Clifford 
Thompson. 


Engineering ’40 has plans underway for their 
10th anniversary reunion next October to be 
held either the weekend of the McGill-Western 
or McGill-Queen’s football game. A letter will 
be going out to the entire class very shortly. 
The Montreal committee consists of Cameron 
Duff, John French, Bill Boggs, Huntly Duff, 
Ralph Doehler and Bill Cairns. 


It has just been learned that Science 710 will 
be having a 40th reunion next October, prob- 
ably on the weekend of the 7th. Gordon Han- 
son is chairman of the reunion committee. 

Medicine ’10 is also planning a 40th anni- 
versary reunion and will probably combine 
with the class of Medicine ’11. Chairman is 
Dr. Archibald Stewart. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


“The Development of —” 
(Continued from page 46) 


McLaren reported on behalf of the Represen- 
tative Fellows “that the question of Education 
of Women was constantly forcing itself on the 
attention of the University and perhapts it 
might be well for the Society to consider the 
position it may take in the matter.” 


3y 1889 Mr. Dougall reporting as Fellow 
to the Corporation, representing the Faculty 
of Arts, recalled that this year and the previous 
year had seen the election of two graduates to 
the Board of Governors, and that both gentle- 
men had been nominated by the Society. In his 
report he drew attention to the fact that “the 
interest in the past year of producing the first 
graduating class of women and the fixing of 
their degree, Bachelor of Arts, upon which 
there had been a lengthy discussion in Corpo- 
ration.” One wonders what alternative degrees 
had been suggested in lieu of the Bachelor of 
Arts for women. Apparently in the same year 
the students had presented a petition asking 
for liberty of speech in the Undergraduate 
Literary Society. Undisclosed are the circum- 
stances which caused the presentation of this 
petition. 


3y 1889 McGill graduates were establishing 
themselves in sufficient numbers in different 
parts of the country to warrant the organiza- 
tion of branch societies, and on motion by 
Mr. E. M. Taylor, seconded by Dr. Kelly (ini- 
tials are very sparsely used in these early 
minutes) the following motion was unanim- 
ously carried “that the incoming committee be 
instructed to take such steps as they may 
consider advisable to carry out the recom- 
mendations embodied in the report as to the 
formation of branch societies, in localities 
where a number of graduates are known to 
reside.” It was decided the first step to be taken 
was for the Secretary to write to the non- 
resident counsellors, i.e. graduates who had 
been appointed counsellors for the Society for 
the cities of Ottawa, Quebec, Philadelphia, and 


so on. 


At the executive committee meeting June 7, 
1889, the following women graduates who had 
been proposed by Professor C. H. McLeod were 
voted upon and unanimously elected members 
of the Society: Miss G. Hunter, Miss A. Mur- 
ray, Miss G. Ritchie, Miss H. Y. R. Reid, Miss 
M. Squire, Miss A. Wilson, Miss C. Evans. 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


Thus were women graduates first admitted to 
our Society, and in very short order they were 
holding executive offices and particpating in 
all the meetings. 


In 1890 the Ottawa Valley Graduates’ So- 
ciety was organized and from that day to this 
has played a prominent and most important 
part in the affairs of our. University. It was 
this Society that was active during the period 
of 1901 to 1911 when the organization in 
Montreal seems to have suffered a temporary 
lapse. 


The gradual advance of women into the 
various faculties must have been eyed with 
some misgivings by many of the men grad- 
uates of that time: for instance, Wilfred G. 
Skaife, President of the Society in 1891, a 
graduate of Applied Science 1880, reporting as 
a representative Fellow to Corporation notes 
“co-education in Medicine must come sooner 
or later.” How would Mr. Skaife react to-day 
to the women undergraduates in engineering 
wearing their slacks and working with the 
men out at Dawson College. 


In 1895, Mr. Francis Topp, the Treasurer of 
the Society at the time, suggested that a 
further effort be made with a view to expand- 
ing the Graduates’ Society with branches in 
Toronto, Halifax, Charlottetown and Saint 
John, N.B., and New York. This effort in 1895 
resulted in the formation of the New York 
Society of McGill Graduates in November of 
that year. Mr. R. A. Gunn, B.A.Sc., seems to 
have been the moving spirit; and also the 
Toronto Branch by a Mr. Colquhoun and the 
British Columbia Branch in 1896. 


The first period of The Graduates’ Society 
ended in 1901. The threads are picked up again 
at a meeting of the Society held on April 22, 
1911. Dr. Malcolm C. Baker, who had been 
president of the Society in 1901, took the 
chair, and in opening the meeting stated “‘al- 
though the Graduates’ Society had held no 
meetings for a number of years, the Society 
had been by no means dead”. On May 11th of 
that year the annual meeting was held and 
Archibald McArthur, B.A., Principal of the 
Mount Royal High School, was elected Presi- 
dent. Vice-Presidents were Mr. Justice FE. 
Guerin, F. J. Shepherd, M.D., LL.D., Dean of 
the Faculty of Medicine, Miss Carrie M. 
Derick, Assistant Professor of Botany at 


(Continued on page 68) 


Ur. Charles BR. Drew 


“A man that is young.in years may be old in hours, 
if he has lost no time.” — Bacon. 


E was wiser than he knew, little recking 

that his day would be so brief, that each 
moment of his short span of forty-five years, 
was — precious. 

Seneca said: “I know not why I hasten, but 
I hasten”, Even so, Charles Drew made rapid 
strides and a brilliant record in school, first at 
Dunbar, then, Amherst College. While there, 
he, together with Mercer Cooke, wrote the 
Omega hymn which has become popular, both 
there and with the fraternities at large. 

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree 
from Amherst in 1926 and went to Morgan 
College, Baltimore, Md., where he was instruc- 
tor in biology and chemistry and director of 
athletics. In 1928 he left Morgan to resume his 
studies and entered the faculty of medicine at 
McGill, However, he continued his interest in 
sports and while at McGill, won the Canadian 
championships in the high and low hurdles, 
high jump and broad jump, and in 1931 was 
elected captain of the McGill track team. 
Graduating from McGill in 1933, he won the 
Williams Fellowship in medicine and the 
Rosenwald Fellowship. 

After interning at the Royal Victoria Hos- 
pital and Montreal General Hospital, he left 
to become a resident in surgery at Freeman 
Hospital until 1938 when he became a resident 
in surgery at New York’s Presbyterian Hos- 
pital. He spent two years at the Presbyterian 
Hospital taking an advanced course in surgery 
under the friendly guidance of the renowned 
Dr. Scudder. There, he held three offices: 
House physician, Surgeon, and Manager of the 
Blood Bank. Also, he studied for and received 
a degree as Doctor of Medical Science in 
Surgery. 

His work on his thesis for his doctor of 
medical science, entitled “Banked Blood”, was 
of such value to the medical field and its blood 
plasma program, that three months after re- 
turning to Washington, he was called back to 


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work in New York to assist in organizing a 
Blood Bank for the Red Cross. 

He directed the collection of Blood for 
Britain. At this time he issued a statement 
which was hailed with varied reactions. He 
made public his finding that: There is no dif- 
ference between bloods of different races. It is 
all alike — indistinguishable. He organized the 
first Mobile Blood Bank, making it possible to 
transport blood by means of refrigeration 
without depreciation. Shortly after, he re- 
turned to Freedman’s Hospital and resumed 
his post as Head of Surgery where he was 
hailed as an authority in the field of Blood 
Plasma. He had dreamed his dream and lived 
long enough to see results and also to hear the 
applause of Men of Science. 

The contribution which he had made will 
always add lustre to his name and be a source 
of continual benefit to humanity. As he was 
travelling by car to a medical meeting, March 
31st, at Tuskeegee Hospital, death claimed him. 
His name, already acclaimed, headlined the 
dailies of the nation the morning after, and 
thousands bowed their heads in awed silence 
paying tribute to this young surgeon — so 
gallant, so brave, beloved, world-acclaimed. 

He is survived by his wife, the former 
Lenore Robbins, of Boston, Mass., and four 


GuDol. 


children. 


R.V. C. 717 Luncheon 


On March 8th, Mrs. Wm. McG, Gardner en- 
tertained the class of R.V.C. 717 at lunch at 
the Themis Club. Those present were Mrs. 
Lovell Baker (Evelyn Holland), Mrs. Allan 
Turner Bone (Enid Price), Mrs. Robert S. 
Eadie (Vera Adams), Miss Bessie Fraser, 
Mrs. Wm. McG. Gardner (Isabel Howe), Mrs. 
Eric A. Leslie (Florence Kilgour), Mrs. Ben- 
jamin Robinson (Tony Seiden), Mrs. Louis 
Schachter (Jennie Klein), Mrs. Robin W. 
Shepherd (Kathleen Baker) and Mrs. A. Syd- 
ney Bruneau (Ruth Dawson). 

The sum of fifty dollars was contributed to 
the McGill Alumnae Scholarship Fund. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


bank * 


He is just one of the hundreds the branch bank. 
who during the day will drop 
into. the branch bank around 
the corner. 


In ten years the number of 
accounts maintained by bank 
depositors has grown from 


Savings depositors with their 5,000,000 to 8,000,000. 


pay cheques... retail This shows how Canadians 
merchants with the day’s have come to count on their 
cash ... people consulting the local banks for a great 
manager about loans, others variety of services. The banks 
cashing cheques... it is all keep pace with the growing 


part of the daily work of needs of the nation. 


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“The Development of —” 

(Continued from page 55) 
Edwin Howard, B.A., 
H. Lyman, M.A. The 
next twenty years of The Graduates’ Society’s 


McGill, Secretary, E. 
B.C.L., Treasurer, H. 


life was one of steady growth and activity, 
culminating in the famous centennial reunion 


of 1921. 


In 1913, work on the reunion was started, the 
committee, of which Mr. George McDonald 
was a member, had made representations to 
the Board of Governors that a graduates’ re- 
union be planned for the year 1914 or 1915. 
The committee was organized and plans were 
well advanced when war broke out and the 
committee suspended operations for the dura 
tion. 


In 1914 the Society heard that money was 
available for a gymnasium “which will fill a 
long needed want for supplying facilities and 
inducements for physical exercise”. Almost an- 
other quarter of a century elapsed before the 
long dreamed of gymnasium was completed. 
Coincident with the planning of the gymna- 
sium came the discussion of the building of a 
playing field and stadium. It would appear that 
in those days the construction of a new gym- 
nasium on a new campus should not be pro- 
ceeded with until the University was ready to 
undertake the construction of a new playing 
field and stadium. The report in the minutes of 
May 15, 1914, gives this interesting informa- 
tion “a group of graduates resident in the City, 
who have shown themselves keenly devoted 
to the promotion and welfare of all student 
activities have come to the rescue by proposing 
to construct the playing campus and stadium 
themselves, under terms by which they will 
become financially responsible for the outlay” 

.. “A strong graduate committee has been 
appointed to take charge of the work under 
the chairmanship of Mr. Percival Molson, and 
in this connection the University is under a 
debt of gratitude to Professor McLeod, to 
whose efforts on behalf of student athletics the 
movement largely owes its inception.” 


The Society was fortunate in having the 
strong leadership of Dr. John L, Todd when 
war broke out. On August 12, 1914, an emer- 
gency meeting was called by Dr. Todd to con- 
sider what action should be taken in the 
present war crisis. He suggested that all grad- 
uates be asked to contribute $1.00 to the Na- 


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tional Fund as an earnest of their willingness 
to do their share in meeting the emergency. 
Mr. Paul Sise, Mr. George McDonald, Mr. 
Percival Molson, Dr. Riddell, and Mr. William 
Stuart were active with the executive commit- 
tee in those days, and were responsible for 
urging other Canadian universities to organize 
in the same fashion. A memorandum was pre- 
pared and forwarded to Sir Robert Borden 
offering the services of the Society to the 


Government in any way. 


Sir Robert Borden replied promptly and his 
memorandum was carefully considered. On 
Monday, September 14, 1914, at a meeting it 
was unanimously agreed “this meeting would 
welcome the formation of an infantry batta- 
lion at McGill University in Montreal; this 
body would be supplementary to the existing 
Officers’ Training Corps of McGill University. 
The Executive is directed to obtain the sanc- 
tion of the Department of Militia and advance 
with the formation of such a battalion.” 


From 1914 to 1917 the Society was active in 
supporting Canada’s war effort. Early in 1916 
the 148th Battalion under Col. Allan A. Magee, 
which was affiliated with McGill C.O.T.C., with 
the approval of the Governors of the Univer- 
sity, was assisted by the Society not only in 
recruiting but also in raising money for the 
band instruments for the battalion. 


Of particular interest is the history of the 
founding of The McGill News. The Society had 
prospered and grown under the leadership of 
such men as Mr. Justice E. W. P. Guerin in 
1912, Dr. John L. Todd, 1914, Dr, C. W. Colby, 
1915, Mr. J. K. L. Ross, -1916, the late Hon. 
Mr. Justice R. A. E. Greenshields, 1917, and 
the need for some means of communicating 
with the graduates throughout the world was 
under serious discussion. At the annual meeting 
in 1917 the following motion proposed by Mr. 
C. H. Gould, and seconded by Professor N. N. 
Evans, was adopted “that this. report be 
accepted by the executive of the Graduates’ 
Society as a report of progress; that the 
present committee be continued in office; with 
power to add to its numbers, and with instruc- 
tions to suggest names for the editorial board 
to be appointed by the executive committee; 
the said board to enter into negotiations with 
the various class secretaries, to endeavour to 
secure the appointment of class secretaries 


(Continued on page 74) 


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In the history of human endeavour the chapters of great- 


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From the proud growth of the ancient Grecian culture 
through the struggles of the Renaissance to the hopeful birth of 
the United Nations men have found that working in harmony 


has produced lasting benefits of inestimable value. 


In this age, more than ever before, we believe team work 


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(Continued from page 36) 


in any way destroying their autonomy. The 
Athletic Committee of Corporation had a 
supervisory jurisdiction over the affairs of the 
Council. Corporation deemed it wise not to bind 
itself permanently to the new system until it 
had proved its worth, consequently the present 
arrangement was for a tentative one for a 
period of three years.” 

Mr. Hackett has on numerous occasions 
spoken of the first Students’ Council as the 
“Fathers of Confederation”. Here they are :—- 

President: John T. Hackett, Law ’09. 

Vice President and Rep. from Law: Gregor 

Barclay, ’09. 
Treasurer and Rep. from Arts: A. G. Mc- 
Gougan, Arts ’09, 
Rep. from Medicine: F. M. Auld, Med. ’09. 
Rep. from Applied Science: J. A. Delancey, 


App. Sc. 709, 

Pres. of McGill Union: G. M. Drummond, 
Arts ’09. 

Pres. of Rugby Football: W. J. Galbraith, 
App. Sc. ’09. 


Pres. of Hockey Club: W. L. Cassels, App. 
Sc |5 
Pres. of Track Club: H. W. Wood, App. Sc. 
10. 

Secretary: C. J. Hanratty. 

Of course there have been many changes in 
the composition of the Council, many changes 
in the constitution of the Students’ Society. 
Any changes must be approved by the Univer- 
sity before they become effective, thus the 
University is always familiar with the activi- 
ties of the Students’ Council. The “Fathers of 
Confederation” were good builders, establish- 
ing their house on solid foundations. The 
storms have beaten against the house, but it 
stands today, and has the confidence and 
respect of the University authorities, the 
students, the graduates and the public. 

The Students’ Society included at the begin- 
ning all male students of the University who 
paid the Athletic Fee of $3.00. 

In financial matters the executive is respon- 
sible to the Society, to the students themselves, 
and not to a non-student body, as was formerly 
the case. 

The Annual for this year reports activities of 
22 clubs, and 14 athletic activities. Included in 
the 22 club activities were faculty dinners, 
King Cook Celebration, 3 undergraduate socie- 
ties. The method of financing such organiza- 


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tions as the Debating Society, Glee and Man- 
dolin Club, “The Martlet”, the McGill Union, 
was to go around among the students and sell 
individual membership in whatever club the 
student was interested. A very unsatisfactory 
method of operating a student organization. 
The problem of finances was serious. 
The McGill Calendar for 1903-04 announced 
the fees for Arts to be $61.00. “At the request 
of the students themselves, and by the author- 
ity of Corporation, an additional one dollar will 
be exacted from all undergraduates and condi- 
tioned students (men) in the faculty of Arts, 
for the support of the Literary and the Under- 
graduates’ Society of that faculty.” In the 
calendar of 1904-05 a similar notice appeared 
with reference to fees for the faculty of Applied 
Science. Here we see the beginning of a com- 
pulsory fee for student activities. 
The last issue of the McGill “Daily” 1911-12 
reported that the Students’ Council had de- 
cided to hold a referendum for the Universal 
Fee. The McGill Calendar of 1912-13 on the 
question of fees reported for all faculties: “At 
the request of the students themselves and 
by the authority of Corporation an additional 
fee of $10.00 will be exacted from all men 
undergraduates and conditioned undergrad- 
uates for the support of the Literary Society, 
the Undergraduates’ Societies, The Canadian 
Club, The McGill Daily, The Union, and Ath- 
letics.” 
The fee was to be divided as follows: 
$4.50 Society activities including athletics 
3.00 McGill Union, all male students to be 
members 

1.50 McGill Daily, all male students sub- 
scribers 

1.00 Undergraduates’ societies. 

Shortly after this, a very serious situation 
developed which threatened the life of the 
Students’ Society. Debts and more debts. The 
Council operated a Students’ Supply Room for 
two years. Deficit over $7,000. Total deficit 
facing the Council of 1913-14 was over $12,000. 
The first Comptroller, Mr. George C. Mac- 
Donald, appointed by the University, who 
wholeheartedly believed in student govern- 
ment, advised kindly rather than controlled, 
and co-operated with the Students’ Council in 
settling the accounts of the bankrupt Supply 
Room. All budgets of clubs and activities were 
drastically cut so that at the end of the year 
the deficit of the Council was cut to $1,236. 


(Continued on page 62) 


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(Continued from page 60) 


A very critical situation was beaten by a 
courageous Students’ Council. 

An Advisory Board to the Students’ Council 
was set up in 1920 which has been of great 
help especially in time of trouble. 

The First Great War put a serious crimp in 
student activities. In the session of 1919-20 the 
Council and the University came to a happy 
though expensive arrangement whereby the 
Students’ Council assumed full control of the 
McGill Union on a sort of non-paying rent 
tenant and landlord basis. The Dining Room 
was changed to a cafeteria. 

In 1923-24 the control of Athletics was taken 
over by the Athletics Board of Control and 
$3.50 of the Universal Fee was transferred to 
the Athletics’ Board. Major D. Stuart Forbes 
became Athletics Manager with his office in 
the McGill Union until the Gymnasium was 
built. Those were busy years in the McGill 
Union. 

In 1927 the executive of the Students’ So- 
ciety became known as the Students’ Executive 


Council. 
1924-25 Universal Fee $17.00 — $10.00 to 
Athletics. 
1937-38 Universal Fee $20.00 — $10.00 to 
Athletics. 


On March 18th, 1931 the women students of 
the University became members of the Stu- 
dents’ Society but not members of the McGill 
Union. Their fees were $10.00, in 1936 $15.00. 
In 1940 a change was made in the control of 
athletics and the Student Council fees dropped 
to $10.00. In 1948-49 fees were as follows: 


Men 

Council $6.00 
McGill Union ...... 3.50 
McGill Daily 1.50 
Undergraduates’ Societies 1.00 

$12.00 

Women 

Council $6.00 
Women’s Union 3.50 
McGill Daily z 1.50 
Undergraduates’ Societies 1.00 

$12.00 


As student registration increased there was 
also a great increase in the number of clubs 


and societies. 


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Clubs and Societies reported 
in Annuals 


Registration 


1899-00 — 1073 — 12 including Athletic Clubs 
1908-09 — 1444 — 18 and 18 Athletic Clubs. 
1923-24 — 2883 — 22 and 28 Athletic Clubs. 
1948-49 — 8000 — 69 and 27 Athletic Clubs. 
There were probably others not reported. 

During the session of 1944-45 the University 
opened Dawson College at St. Johns, Quebec 
and the Students’ Executive Council organized 
the Dawson College Students’ Council, a sub 
sidiary of the Students’ Executive Council. The 
Council at Dawson were elected representa- 
tives to suit the situation at Dawson. It has 
proven a very happy arrangement. 

Today all Clubs and Societies holding meet- 
ings in any of the University buildings must 
have their constitution approved by the Stu- 
dents’ Executive Council, and any amendments 
to their constitutions must receive the approval 
of the Council before they become effective. 

Some further evidence of the growth and 
responsibility of the Students’ Executive Coun- 
cil are to be seen in these figures: In 1923-24 
it required to pay all bills including the cost of 
operating the Cafeteria $58,021.00, in 1948-49 
excluding cost of operating the Cafeteria 


$122,763.36. 


Mcbill Union 


What can one say that adequately estimates 
the privileges which the students have in this 
grand old building. It is well probably that the 
seeing walls cannot talk. The McGill Daily, 
The McGill Annual, The Red & White Revue, 
The Players’ Club, The Book Exchange, The 
Band have had permanent homes in the Union. 
Meetings by the thousands, Dances, hundreds 
McGill News — Summer Issue Galley 10 
of them, Debates, Model Parliaments, Meet- 
ings of the Students’ Society, some of them 
quite spirited. Friendships started here endur- 
ing to Journey’s End. 


Publications 


Mr. A. Ross Harkness in the McGill Annual 
of ’28 gives us a story “Undergraduate Jour- 
nalism” and I am indebted to him for some of 
this story on Publications which goes a little 
beyond the first of the century. “McGill’s first 
venture in student journalism appeared as the 
McGill University Gazette on October Ist, 


(Continued on page 64) 


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“Square Meal —” (Continued from page 62) 
1878, with Mr. Ernest Taylor as editor-in- 
chief. It continued for 13 years to 1890. 

On October 27th, 1892 The McGill Fort- 
nightly made its bow with Mr. Gordon Mac- 
Dougall as editor. It continued successfully 
for 6 years giving less space to undergraduate 
activities and more to contributions of a lite- 
rary nature. 

In the Fall of 1898 The McGill Outlook, 
identical in size and appearance appeared as a 
weekly paper with Miss Lucy E. Potter, the 
first woman to edit a McGill Newspaper. Lack 
of financial support was responsible for its 
disappearance. Less than one third of the stu- 
dents were paid subscribers, 

The first volume of The McGill Martlet ap- 

1908 with Mr. E. 
editor-in-chief. The 


peared on October 22nd, 
Stuart 
Martlet was a weekly publication and con- 


LeMesurier as 


tinued for three years. The twentieth number 
of Volume III said in part, “The editor of next 
year is Mr. W. E. G. Murray, and The Mart- 
let, whether it becomes a daily or remains. a 
weekly is safe in his hands.” 

On October 2nd, 1911 the first issue of the 
McGill Daily was published by the Students’ 
Council. For the first year the Daily appeared 
4 days a week, for the second year and up to 
the end of the session of 1931-32 it was pub- 
lished 22 weeks, 6 days a week. Since then it 
has been published 5 days a week. 

The first volume of the McGill Annual ap- 
peared in 1896-97 known as the Annual of 
1898. It was published and financed by a com- 
mittee of the Junior year and carried the indi- 
vidual photos of the Junior students and the 
activities of that of the year previous to its 
number. Mr. M. C. Heine was the first editor. 
The Annual of 1925-26 became the financial 
responsibility of the Students’ Executive Coun- 
cil and in 1928-29 became a senior year book 
as it is today. 

The Scarlet Key Society was organized in 
1925-26. Designed after the Green Key of 
Dartmouth University. The members of this 
Society have a distinctive dress and may be 
seen at all Convocations, Football Games, in 
fact they are always available when there is 
work to do in the way of looking after visitors 
to the University. 

There are many other student clubs and so- 
cieties but space does not allow even for their 
names. Each Undergraduate Society has a 
number of clubs of interest primarily to the 


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students ofthat faculty, but these all help to 
round out < fairly complete organized family. 

The Stunts’ Directory first published in 
the session of 1925-26 with the help of the 
staff in the Registrar’s office gives the names 
and home <dddress, city address and telephone 
number of il the students. A real contribution 
to the life ¢ the University. 

The McGill handbook also known as the 
“Freshman Bible” was originally published by 
the McGill Y.M.C.A. and sold to the students. 
Since 1926it has been edited by the Council 
and given t all members of the Society when 
they sign heir registration cards. The next 
number wil be 61. 

There wee and are many other publications, 
A Literary Supplement of the McGill Daily 
lasted one session, The Critic, The Broadside 
and The Blick Sheep all appeared and suddenly 
disappearec. Today we have the Medical Jour- 
nal, Dental Review, The Engineer, Miss Mc- 
Gill, The Forge, The Floating Rib. 


Societies and Clubs 


The Deb:ting Society has had many names 
but a contnuous place on the campus since 
1880. This Society has entertained visitors from 
many wniv:rsities in the United States and 
Canada ani has visited many universities in 
the UnitedStates and Canada. Debating teams 
from Enghnd, Scotland and Australia have 
visited Mecaill. A team of three McGill De- 
baters visied England and Scotland in 1948- 
49, Intercdlegiate debates are held every 
session an( there is considerable activity on 
the campw through the Model Parliament, 
interclass nd inter-faculty debates. 

“Dramate Club” was first mentioned in the 
Annual ’04 and that was about all it 
However i Theatre Nights can be classed as 
dramatics, plenty has been said in the past. 
In 1922-23 ind 1923-24 two successful Theatre 
Nights wee held in St. Denis Theatre. The 
programm was made up of skits produced by 


said. 


the differeit Undergraduate Societies. A few 
arrests wee made. In 1924-25 the first of a 
number ofproductions known as the Red and 
White Rewe was staged for three nights, at 
His Majesty’s Theatre — Producer, Sydney D. 
Pierce, Asistant Producer, M. A. (Hank) 
Gaboury. [he Revue had its home at His 
Majesty’s intil 1930, when it moved to Moyse 
Hall where it has held a production each year, 


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numbers of people who never knew him have 
heard the celebrated story of the goldfish. He 
was a great traveller, but the most unpractical 
of men where money was concerned; and he 
found himself in constant danger of running 
short of funds in some such remote spot as an 
African desert. He therefore invented the ex- 
pressive word ‘Munfogs’, which from time to 
time would reach the bursar in a cable — an 
abbreviation which meant ‘Money for God’s 
sake!’ He prided himself on his ability as a 
cook, especially on making coffee and highly 
seasoned meat-balls. And as he had at different 
times been a teamster, a watch-maker, and a 
preacher as well as a world-renowned pro- 
fessor of botany, he could always be counted 
upon for an unusual anecdote. He, too, was 
the happy possessor of a lurid vocabulary. 


Two more professors were familiar charac- 
ters around McGill some thirty years ago, 
Samuel B. Slack, Professor of Latin, and Paul 
Lafleur, Professor of English. 


‘Sammy’ Slack lived and apparently often 
absent-mindedly slept in an office at the top 
of the old Arts Building, oblivious of the 
plaster which constantly flaked down from the 
ceiling and covered the books of his extensive 
library with a snowy dust. A profound scholar 
and somewhat of a recluse, he was not really 
discovered by many at McGill until he made 
his appearance, in the part of Aeneas, on the 
stage of the Royal Victoria College. To the 
delight of the audience, his mustard-coloured 
winter underwear kept peeping out from under 
the dignified Roman toga. His dialogues with 
the prompter also caused great amusement. 
“And now — ” he exclaimed — (“I depart for 
Sicily”, said the prompter in a loud voice). 
“And now —- ” said Slack once more — (“I 
depart for Sicily” said the prompter in a much 
louder voice). “Ah, yes, thank you,” said Slack, 
hitching up his toga and letting it down again 
when greeted by a roar of applause, “Ah, yes, 
and now I depart for Italy.” 


‘Polly’ Lafleur, too — who can ever forget 
him? A small figure of a man with neatly 
trimmed beard, so prim and _ point-device, 
peppery and irascible, he reminded one of a 
bantam. His wit was keen and rapier-like, and 
his sarcasms must often have been lost upon 
those of coarser clay. Leacock must have 


66 


delighted in the encounter with ‘Polly’ the 
morning after a fierce quarrel between them. 
He himself had of course forgotten all about 
the quarrel; but when he greeted Polly, told 
him that So-and-So was dining with him at the 
University Club, and invited Polly to join 
them, Polly’s reply, “I certainly shall not’, 
informed him that the quarrel was still on. 
“Then you can go to hell,” said Leacock, “I 
should infinitely prefer it,” replied Polly. 


He’s little, but he’s wise; 
He’s a terror for his size. 


So might Kipling have epitomized Polly 
Lafleur. 


Another character, eccentric but less notice- 
ably so than the last two mentioned, was Ira 
MacKay, Professor of Logic, and Dean of the 
Faculty of Arts from 1924 to 1934, whose 
portrait may be seen in the foyer of the Arts 
3uilding. He was the kindest and most affec- 
tionate of men, but his logic at times suc- 
cumbed to his emotions. On one occasion he 
was engaged in lecturing upon the philosophy 
of Bishop Berkeley while just outside the 
lectlre-room window a gigantic steam-shovel 
was wrecking the landscape in preparation for 
the erection of Moyse Hall. During a momen- 
tary lull MacKay had remarked ‘And so, 
gentlemen, there is no evidence whatever to 
prove the existence of material substance,” 
when suddenly the steam-shovel let out a 
terrific blast and shot forth a hideous cloud of 
dense black smoke. The dean leapt nearly six 
feet into the air and exclaimed, ‘“Damn that 
steam-shovel.” It was of a philosopher too 
that the following story was told. The lecture 
had ended ten minutes before the bell, and 
the professor asked whether there were any 
questions. A student stood up and put a ques- 
tion. The professor pondered for a moment and 
then said: “Yes, that is a very good question: 
it shows that you are keeping well abreast of 
the subject and that you have been an atten- 
tive listener: it proves that you have a true 
bent for philosophy and a real understanding 
of the nature of its more fundamental prob- 
lems: you have already made good progress 
and we may expect you to continue to do so. 
Yes, a very good question indeed! Are there 
any more questions?” 


One of the best lecturers, and one of the 
wittiest and most delightful of colleagues, was 


(Continued on page 68) 


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(Continued from page 66) 
William T. 


whose untimely death so shocked all who knew 


Waugh, Professor of History, 


him. He had a most trenchant gift of speech, 
which at once arrested and commanded atten- 
tion; and he was the most amusing of table 
companions, On a certain occasion a colleague 
of his was anxious to arrange a meeting with 
him, and remarked that he would be unable 
to fix the time for the following Monday, as 
he was lecturing in Quebec. “So am I,” said 
Waugh; “and what are you lecturing on?” 
“Lamb,” said his friend: “and you?” “Wolfe,” 
replied Waugh and licked his lips. 


ago, when a new 


Warden of Royal Victoria College was to be 


Some fourteen years 
appointed, the Principal and the bursar of the 
time sent round an advertisement to be printed 
in all the chief papers of Canada. The first 
letter of application came from a Scot, a Mr. 
Macpherson: and then it was realised that the 
only thing the advertisement had failed to 
mention was that R.V.C. was a college for 
women! It was agreed at the time that, if the 
wardenship should be conferred upon a man, 
Professor Gillson should have first claim. This 
incident occurred when Mrs. Vaughan (long 
may she live to delight us with her mischievous 
wit) was retiring from the post. Like many 
administrators, she was a martyr to committee 
meetings; and she once said to me: ‘I have 
been told that Heaven is a place where there 
are no partings; personally I should like a 
place where there are no meetings.” 


Then there was ‘Freddy’ Johnson, most de- 
bonair and delightful of colleagues, who car- 
ried on from his undergraduate days his habit 
of sketching his friends in caricature. At a 
solemn meeting of Deans engaged in the time- 
honoured custom of cutting down the budget, 
Freddy was as busy as ever with his sketch- 
block, when Principal Morgan looked his way 
and said: “Are you drawing any conclusions, 
Dean Johnson?” Many of his sketches still 
adorn the billiard-room of the Faculty Club. 
But we miss his handsome face and his fine 
upright bearing, and only wish that he had 
been spared to pillory more of us, for all who 
knew him loved him. 


Arthur Willey, one time Professor of Zo- 
ology, was the most modest and self-effacing 
of men, But to those who knew him he too 


68 


was a delightfully eccentric character. In the 
privacy of his home he kept a gila-monster, 
a speckled black and red lizard nearly two feet 
long, whose bite is generally fatal. But ‘Char- 
lie’ was a sluggish creature who spent most 
of the time under the radiator in search of 
warmth, and only once did the Willeys turn 
down the bed covers and find him fast asleep 
in their bed. He was apparently satisfied so 
long as he had his regular diet of new-laid 
eggs, though he was very particular about 
their never showed any 
aggressive tendencies. On retiring from the 
staff Arthur Willey was at first tempted to go 
to live in Tristan da Cunha, that lonely and 
almost uninhabited island which stands mid- 
way between the continents of Africa and South 


freshness, and he 


America, where he could have observed at 
leisure the habits of stone-flies. But he gave 
up the idea, though whether at the suggestion 
of Mrs. Willey or because it is almost impos- 
sible to secure transportation I have never been 


able to discover. 


These are but a few of the McGill worthies 
and eccentrics, and time and unfor- 
tunately will not allow more than a sample, 
just to reveal how rich in interest is the aca- 
demic life. There are others of whom stories 
innumerable might be told, but many of them 
have more or less recently been accorded their 
tribute in the pages of The McGill News, J. P. 
Day and Charlie Sullivan, George Latham and 
3asil Williams, Ernie Brown and Jimmy Simp- 
son, most loyal and devoted of friends. What a 
number of them have gone from us and taken 
with them those personal traits, those hall- 
marks of sterling value, which set them apart 
for us and can never be replaced! But some 
of them have happily been spared to us, Her- 
mann Walter, most versatile and amusing of 
companions, who steadfastly resists the as- 
saults of old age, Ramsay Traquair, who seems 
even younger after many years of retirement, 
and Charlie Martin, most affectionate, consi- 
derate, and understanding of friends. Who can 
reckon the debt owed by many a young pro- 
mising student to such men as Jimmy Simpson 
and Charlie Martin, true humanists whose first 
interest was always in people and who were 
so unobtrusive in all the kindnesses and ser- 
vices so readily open to all? It is a great 
privilege to have lived in contact with men of 
such calibre, and they will long feed our 
memories in the days when we too reach the 
age of academic moribundity. 


space 


THE McGILL NEWS 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


THE MACDONALD LASSIE 


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“Where They Are and What They're Doing” 


(Tur McGitt News welcomes items for inclusion in these columns. Press clippings or other data should be crate 
The Editor, McGuu. News, The Graduates Society of McGill University, 3574 University Street, Montreal. Items for the 


Autumn issue must be received not later than August 1st). 


°92 

*Wood, Arthur B., B.A. 92, has been appointed chair- 
man of the Board of the Sun Life Assurance Co. of 
Canada. 

°04. 

Crowell, Bowman C., B.A. 00, M.D. 04, was guest of 
honour at a farewell dinner in Chicago on the occa- 
sion of his retirement as associate director and 
director of clinical research of the American College 
of Surgeons. 

*Ker, T. R., B.C.L. 04, has been elected a director of 
Northern Electric Company Ltd. He is a senior part- 
ner in the law firm of Montgomery, McMichael, 
Common, Howard, Forsyth and Ker. 

*Meakins, J. C., M.D. ’04, has been re-elected president 
of the Mental Hygiene Institute. 


°08 
*Mather, William A., B.Sc. ’08, president of the Cana- 
dian Pacific Railway Co., has been elected a director 
of the Bank of Montreal. 
"13 
*McLeod, C. K., B.Sc. 713, has been re-elected presi- 
dent of the Montreal Division of the Navy League 
of Canada. 
*Stalker, Mrs. Archibald (Florence MacSween), B.A. 
13, M.A. 715, has been named honorary councillor of 
the Montreal Council of Women. 


"14. 
*Hugessen, Senator A. K., B.A. 12, B.C.L. 714, has been 
appointed deputy House Leader of the Senate. 


°16 
*Brais, Hon. F. Philippe, K.C., B.C.L. 16, has been 
elected to the board of directors of Woods Manu- 
facturing Co. Ltd. 
McKenzie, C. Russell, K.C., B.A. 16, was named presi- 
dent of the Montreal Sailors’ Institute at the annual 


meeting. 
gt 


“Bourke, George W., B.A. 717, has been appointed 

president of the Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada. 
Tt 

*Tousaw, A. A., B.Sc. ’19, M.Sc. ’20, has been named 
an assistant to the president of the Sun Life Assur- 
ance Company of Canada. 

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*Barnes, Doris, B.A. ’21, is president of the New Eng- 
land Classical Society. 

*Calkin, Darrell L., B.Sc. ’21, has been promoted to the 
rank of lieutenant-colonel and appointed Officer- 
oo Headquarters, 5th Field Regiment, 

*Cunningham, F. J., B.Sc. ’21, has been appointed vice- 
president and secretary of the Sun Life Assurance 
Co. of Canada. 

Weldon, Leslie S., B.Sc. ’21, has recently returned to 
take up the position as Executive Engineer of Hol- 
linger Consolidated Gold Mines Ltd. He was formerly 
connected with Tanganyika Concessions Ltd., and 
spent twelve years in Tanganyika, East Africa, as 
chairman and general manager of Geita Gold Mining 
Co. Ltd., and consulting engineer to Uruwira Mine- 


rals Ltd. 
"23 


*Anderson, Llewellyn K., B.A. ’23, is returning to 
French Cameroun, Africa, where he served formerly 
for twelve years, and will be director of the American 
Presbyterian Mission (Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.) 

*Member of The Graduates’ Society of McGill University. 


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after having served on the executive staff of their 
Board of Foreign Missions at headquarters in New 
York. ' 

*Macklaier, W. F., K.C., B.C.L. ’23, has been appointed 
a director of the Bank of Nova Scotia and of the 
National Trust Co. Ltd. 


°24. 
*Alexander, E. R., B.A. ’24, has been appointed treas- 
urer of the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. 
*Tombs, L. C., B.A. ’24, M.A. ’26, has been appointed 
Consul of Finland in Montreal by the Finnish Minis- 
ter of Foreign Affairs. He visited Helsinski soon 
afterwards. 
"25 
*Thompson, Brigadier Clifford S., M.D. ’25, former 
director general of medical services of the Canadian 
Army, has been appointed by the Minister of Na- 
tional Defence as honorary lieutenant-colonel of the 
49th Casualty Clearing Station, R.C.A.M.C. 


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*Bremner, Douglas, B.Sc. ’26, has been re-elected presi- 
dent of the Homoeopathic Hospital of Montreal. 
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Holden, G. W., M.Sc. ’24, Ph.D. ’27, has been elected 
chairman of the Montreal Section of the Chemical 
Institute of Canada. 

*McKinnon, Douglas, M.D. ’27, won second prize at an 
art exhibition sponsored by the Los Angeles Physi- 
cians Art Society recently. Dr. McKinnon’s prize 
was awarded for a water colour called “Out of the 
Past”. 

°29 

Brown, George, B.A. ’29, M.A. 31, has been appointed 
principal of the new Town of Mount Royal High 
School which will be opening next September. He 
is presently principal of Peace Centennial School. 

“Hyde, G. Miller, B.A. ’26, B.C.L. ’29, has recently been 
appointed a Judge of the Court of King’s Bench, 
Montreal. 


Smith, H. Larratt, B.A. ’26, B.C.L. ’29, has recently been 
made a King’s Counsel. He is a partner in the legal 
firm of Scott, Hugessen, Macklaier, Chisholm, Smith 
and Davis. 

°30 


*Bacal, Harry L., B.A. ’26, M.D. ’30, has been made a 
Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy. He is 
director of the allergy department at the Children’s 
Memorial Hospital and consultant in allergy at 
Queen Mary Veterans’ Hospital. 

Lindeburgh, Miss Marion, Grad. Nurses '30, Director 
of the School for Graduate Nurses, was the recipient 
of an honorary degree at the annual spring con- 
vocation of the University of British Columbia. The 
doctorate was conferred in recognition of her long 
time efforts on behalf of nursing education in 
Canada. 

Smith, McIver, B.Sc. Arts ’23, M.Sc. ’24, M.D. ’30, has 
been elected a Fellow of the American College of 
Physicians. 

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Brott, Alexander, Lic. Mus. 32, has accepted a BBC 
invitation to conduct the Scottish Symphony Or- 
chestra in Glasgow on June 16th. Mr. Brott plans to 
feature Canadian works on his programme. He heads 
the string department at the McGill Conservatorium 
and is concert master of Les Concerts Symphoniques 
and of the Little Symphony of Montreal. 

*Harrison, Mrs. Dent (Alma Johnson, B.A. ’32)), has 


(Continued on page 72) 


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“Personals —” 
(Continued from page 70) 


been named president of the Women’s Auxiliary of 
the Children’s Memorial Hospital. 

*Leslie, Charles W., B.A. ’27, B.C.L. ’32, has been elect- 
ed to the board of directors of A. C. Leslie and 
Company Ltd., Montreal. 

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*Kerry, Miss Esther, Dip. Soc. Work ’30, B.A. 734, 
M.A. ’39, has been re-elected president of the Mont- 
real Council of Women. 

Slatkoff, W. R., B.A. ’29, M.D. ’34, has resigned his post 
as assistant medical superintendent of the Montreal 
General Hospital to take over the executive director- 
ship of the Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y. 

2 


“Collard, Edgar Andrew, B.A. ’35, M.A. ’37, won the 
award for editorial writing in the 1949 National 
Newspaper Awards sponsored by the Toronto Men’s 
Press Club. Mr. Collard won the award for distin- 
guished editorial writing with an entry of twelve 
editorials on various subjects of national and com- 


munity interest. 
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*Anglin, James P., B.A. ’33, B.C.L. ’36, has been elected 
a director of Crown Trust Co. He is a partner in the 
legal firm of Scott, Hugessen, Macklaier, Chisholm, 
Smith and Davis. 

Brodie, A. B., B.Com. ’36, who held the post of assistant 
Canadian trade commissioner in Leopoldville, Belgian 
Congo, has been transferred to Istanbul, Turkey to 
take charge of the office there during the absence of 
the acting commercial secretary. 

*Gordon, Crawford, B.Com. 736, has been elected a 
director of the Canada Security Assurance Co. He is 
the president and a director of English Electric Co. 
of Canada Ltd., and executive vice-president of John 
Inglis Co. Ltd. 

“3 

Bloomingdale, Mrs. Eileen Crutchlow, B.A. 737, has 
been granted a Master of Arts in Social Relations 
from Radcliffe College. 

*Graydon, Alex. S., B.A. ’37, B.C.L. ’49, has been ap- 
pointed executive assistant to the vice-president and 
general manager of John Labatt Ltd. 

*Redewill, Francis, M.D. ’37, was given a special award 
at the Los Angeles Physicians Art Society for a 
landscape done in casein. 

38 

*Chenoweth, David M., B.A. ’38, has been appointed 

president of the Pepsi-Cola Company of Canada 


Limited. 
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*Gauvreau, Brigadier J. Guy, D.S.O., E.D., B.Com. ’39, 
was elected President of the Canadian Club of 
Montreal recently at the annual meeting. 

"40 

Dunn, Tim H., B.Com. ’40, has joined the firm of J. T. 
Gendron Inc., investment dealers. 

*Stewart, Miss Mary, B.A. *40, M.A. ’46, has been 
granted a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Rad- 
cliffe College. 

Weyl, S., M.A. ’40, has been awarded a Fellowship by 
the Humanities Research Council of Canada. He 
will use his Fellowship to assist in preparing his 
doctoral thesis for the University of Toronto on the 
influence of North America in modern German 
literature. 

"44, 

McMillan, G. C., B.Sc. 40, M.D. ’44, M.Sc. ’46, Ph.D. 
48, assistant professor of pathology at McGill, has 
been awarded a five year scholarship by the John 
and Mary R. Markle Foundation of New York City 


*Member of The Graduates’ Society of McGill University, 


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to conduct pathological research in arterio-sclerosis. 
He will continue his research at McGill. 
"45 

Winter, F. E., B.A. ’45, has been awarded a Fellowship 
by the Humanities Research Council of Canada. He 
is at present a Fellow in archaeology in the American 
School at Athens and will use his Fellowship to 
enable further research in the Mediterranean area 
on the subject of his thesis, which he is preparing 
for a Ph.D degree in Classics at the University of 
Toronto. 

4. 

*Watson, Rev. N. L., B.A. ’46, has been appointed 
minister of Eatonia United Church, Eatonia, Sask., 
and received his B.D. degree from St. Andrew’s 
College, Saskatoon. 

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de Chantal, C. E. R., B.A. ’48, has been awarded a 
Fellowship for post-graduate studies by the Hu- 
manities Research Council of Canada. He will con- 
tinue his studies in contemporary French literature 
at the University of Paris where he is at present 
studying. 

°4. 

Jones, Aenid, B.A. ’47, M.D. ’49, has been awarded a 
Fellowship by the Soroptimist Club. Dr. Jones 
served overseas during the war as a nursing sister 
and on her return to Montreal entered the Faculty 
of Medicine. She plans to use the Fellowship to do 
post-graduate work in Medicine in Toronto. 


Shagass, Charles, B.A. ’40, M.D. ’49, participated in 
sessions of the 20th annual convention of the Eastern 
Psychological Association held in Worcester, Mass. 
in April. Dr. Shagass with Doctors Malmo and Davis 
of the Allan Memorial Institute of Psychiatry, 
presented a paper on “Specificity of Bodily Reactions 
to Stress”. 


The Late Dr. Ferdie Munro 


Dr. Ferdie Munro died suddenly Saturday, 
April 8th, 1950, in Philadelphia at the height of 
a distinguished career as a hematologist. He 
was the son of Rev. A. F. Munro of Vancouver. 

Dr. Munro, one of this continent’s foremost 
authorities on blood, was doing special research 
on blood at Jefferson Medical College in Phila- 
delphia at the time of his death. He had been 
at Jefferson many years. 

He was also widely known for his articles in 
scientific journals on the hereditary disease of 
hemophilia. 

Dr. Munro was born 42 years ago in London, 
England, and came to British Columbia in 1913 
with his parents. 

He received his early schooling in Duncan, 
B.C., and later at Magee High School in Van- 
couver. After receiving his B.A. and M.A. 
degrees from U.B.C., Dr. Munro obtained his 
Ph.D. from McGill University on a National 
Research Council Scholarship. 

Besides his wife and parents, Dr. Munro is 
survived by two brothers, Hector and Alastair, 
both of Vancouver. 


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“Square Meal —” (Continued from page 64) 


with the exception of the war years. A grand 
organization. 


The Players’ Club has had a long and active 
career. It really got started in 1923-24 with 
Sid Pierce as the driving spirit. Two plays were 
produced each year for a number of years with 
One Act Plays produced in the McGill Union 
Ballroom. Its chief difficulty was finance. 


In music McGill students have been active 
for many years. The Annual of ’98 records the 
activities of the Glee and Mandolin Club. This 
Club made a number of visits to outside places, 
Brockville, Ottawa, Sherbrooke. Developing 
from this organization was the Operatic and 
Choral Society which produced a number of 
Light Operas at His Majesty’s Theatre. We 
have today the Choral Society, which has two 
concerts each session in the Gymnasium. We 
must also mention the famous “McGill Quar- 
tette”’ of the early years of this century. 

The McGill Band became a going concern 
during the session of 1912-13. Unfortunately 
for the success of the Band it seemed to have 
completed its job when the football games were 
finished. It has furnished fine music for the 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


football games and at one time took part in 
the Red and White Revue. 

After the session of 1925-26, the Council 
operated from the offices, under the direction 
of Miss Heasley, a useful and successful Stu- 
dent Employment Bureau until 1946 when it 
was absorbed by the University Employment 
Bureau for Students and Graduates. 

A Book Exchange has been operating for a 
number of years from the basement of the 
Union. Books were accepted from the students 
and if and when sold, the students were paid 
their price less 10%. It will probably be ab- 
sorbed by the University Book Store. 

We can all say with the Editor of the 
Annual ’01 


“TO OUR FOUNDER 

Canst thou across the dismal intervening stream 

Catch the faint echo of sincere wholehearted cries 

That greet thy name? Canst thou awakened from the dream 
Of Life, look back and see what stately halls now rise 

On deep foundations laid by thee? Thy cherished name 

Is known wherever truth and wisdom find a home: 

And thousands boast, with proudly swelling hearts aflame 
That from thy school beside the Royal Mount they came. 

So here we strongly strive by pen and voice to fill 

The world with thy renown: To prove our thanks, McGill.” 


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(Continued from page 68) 

where such are non-existent, and generally to 
conduct in cooperation with the present com- 
mittee, such preliminary work as may prepare 
for the publication of a bulletin later on; but 
in the meantime there will be published at an 
early date a leaflet which shall contain a re- 
port of the operations of the Society during 
the past year, with such other matters as may 
be of interest to graduates at large, and as can 
be briefly indicated; among these matters a 
memorandum in regard to the desirability of 
publishing a bulletin to be included; this leaflet 
is to be sent to all graduates whether mem- 
bers of the Society or not, and to be continued 
from time to time, as may be deemed advisable 
by the executive.” A special committee had 
been appointed by the executive to consider the 
feasibility of establishing the bulletin to be 
published by the Society, and this motion arose 
from the report submitted by Mr. Gould, which 
is printed elsewhere in this magazine. 


By 1918 it was the feeling that the Society 
had grown to the extent that it was necessary 
to establish a permanent office for the busi- 
ness of The Graduates’ Society, and appoint a 
permanent secretary. Mr. John W. Jeakins 
was appointed in 1919 to act as secretary of the 
Graduates’ Society in charge of its operations 
and allied interests. 


In 1919, with Mr. George C. McDonald, 
President, the reunion committee which had 
been organized before the war was called 
together again, and Gen. Eric McCuaig under- 
took to act as Chairman, and gathered together 
a committee to carry on the plans that had 
been left in abeyance in 1915. 


At the same time Dr. H. M. Little had been 
busy contacting graduates in fifteen different 
cities and towns across Canada, enlisting their 
support in developing further branches of the 
society. In October of the same year Dr. Todd, 
as Chairman of the Publications Committee, 
submitted for approval plans for the quarterly 
magazine to be called “The McGill News” the 
first issue of which would appear about Decem- 
ber 15, 1919. 


Consideration was also being given to the 
subject of an Appointments Bureau, the fore- 
runner of the Employment Bureau of the 
early thirties, and the now thriving Placement 


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Service, under the direction of Mr. Colin 


McDougall. 


The Alumnae Society which had flourished 
since the first class of R.V.C. had graduated 
in 1888 discussed at this time the possibility 
of their being a branch of the Graduates’ So- 
ciety. It was not until 1946 that the Alumnae 


finally did become a branch. 


In 1921 at the request of the Librarian the 
Dawson Fund and Library Fund were con- 
solidated. In-this year also the late Mr. H. Y. 
Russell proposed the foundation of a Grad- 
uates’ Fund and Mr. Russell, Mr. George Mc- 
Donald and Mr. Walter Molson were appointed 
a committee to study the suggestion and make 


recommendations. 


The Shawinigan Falls Branch of the Society 
was founded this year and at the semi-annual 
meeting of the Society an ever-widening in- 
terest in the Graduates’ Society was evidenced 
by the presence of representatives from Chi- 
cago, Vancouver, Toronto, District of Bedford 
and Saint John, N.B. The idea of the Endow- 
ment Fund as outlined by Mr. H. Y. Russell 
was approved, and at the suggestion of Dr. R. 
F. Patterson from Vancouver, supported by 
Dr. G. A. Ferris of Saint John, N.B., the idea 
of having visits from members of the staff to 


the various branches was strongly endorsed. 


In 1922 the Graduates’ Directory was first 
discussed and the preliminary estimate made 


for 2,000 copies for $2,500, 


Mr. W. D. McLellan succeeded Mr. John W. 
Jeakins, in 1923, as Secretary of The Grad- 
uates’ Society. 


In. 1924 there was reported a discussion led 
by D. Stuart Forbes, Athletics Manager, con- 
cerning a gymnasium rink to be built on Mac- 
donald Park property. A resolution proposed 
in 1926 by George McDonald recommended 
that the gymnasium site be moved from Sher- 
brooke Street to Macdonald Park. The possi- 
bility of having the gymnasium in the hollow 
on Sherbrooke Street had previously been 
discussed. 


Also in 1926 the Science Graduates’ organ- 
ization was merged with The Graduates’ So- 
ciety, as a result of the successful 1921 and 
1926 reunions. A recommendation was ac- 
cepted that general reunions be held every 
five years, 


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Newfoundland Branch was formed in 1927. 


Mr. W..D. McLellan, the Executive Secre- 
tary, resigned in October 1928 and Mr. Gordon 
Glassco was appointed as his successor, The 
President this year was Mr. George S. Currie 
and under his presidency the Constitution and 
By-Laws for the Montreal Branch were pre- 
pared. 


The steady growth of The Graduates’ So- 
ciety from 1921 until the present time is too 
well known to need repetition now. Following 
the successful 1921 reunion, equally successful 
reunions were held in 1926, 1931, 1936 and in 
1946 at the conclusion of the Second World 
War. Following the 1926 reunion it was recom- 
mended by the Reunions Committee of the 
Society that class reunions be organized each 
year to replace the large quinquennial reunions 
of former years, and the class reunions have 
been growing in number each year. 


Outstanding in the twenties was the devel- 
opment of the McGill Graduates’ Endowment 
Fund, organized by the late Mr. H. Y. Russell 
and heartily endorsed by the graduates. This 
fund now amounts to over $100,000. 


During the war years, it was arranged by 
Mr. Gordon Glassco that The McGill News 
should be sent to all graduates on active ser- 
vice, which kept graduates, scattered all over 
the world, in touch with each other. Their 
appreciation for this service has been expressed 
in many letters received by Mr. Glassco. 


The results of the architectural competition 
for our athletic centre conceived in 1933 have 
now borne fruit in the splendid gymnasium, 
and swimming pool (now under construction) 
which we see on Pine Avenue. The campaigns 
to raise the funds necessary for these build- 
ings held in 1936 and additional amounts 
gathered in 1939 attest the continuing interest 
of the graduates in their University. The highly 
successful War Memorial Campaign, organized 
and so ably directed by Mr. Eric Leslie, the 
complete re-organization and expansion of The 
Graduates’ Society, the institution of annual 
giving and its ready acceptance by McGill 
graduates everywhere, testify to the soundness 
of judgment and the foresight of a small group 
of graduates, who in the early 1850’s laid the 
ground work for the Society as it exists to-day. 
It remains up to McGill’s 20,000 graduates to 
follow in the great tradition that has been 
created for them. 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


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“Sports Stary —” 
(Continued from page 33) 


Dan Gillmor recalled that Percy Molson left 
the cinder-track at the old MAAA grounds one 
evening, took off his spikes, trotted bare-foot 
into a football practise and kicked a field goal. 
Dunc MacDonald, who was once associate 
sports editor of the McGill Daily, told of a re- 
markable field goal kicked on the run by 
Billington to beat Queens. 


Someone else told of how Pangman learned 
to ski by accident. He had thought skiing was 
something for the kids, and stuck to snow- 
shoes, until at an outdoor meet there was an 
interchange of equipment between the parti- 
cipants of skiing, skating and snow-shoeing. 
Ken Farmer told funny stories of a McGill- 
Dartmouth hockey game, and Hughie Far- 
quharson, and the late Vee Heeney and Dr. 
Bobby Bell. And a score more names, like 
12-letter man Earl Amaron, sprinkled the list 
of reminiscences, dating back to the long 
memory of Bill Gentleman, now near 80, and 
recalling the days of snowshoe races by night 
to legendary Lumkin’s and return. 


It was remembered about Bill that it was 
miraculous how he could get a player in the 
Arts Faculty excused for a practise, or a 
backward student tutored into eligibility for 
a team. But Bill was a sportsman at heart and 
the son of a sportsman. His father, “Corky”, 
trainer of the first decade of football teams, 
had in his youth been a champion walking 
racer. A European walker came to Canada 
on a tour and, hearing of “Corky”, challenged 
him to a race with a $50 side bet. Bill wouldn’t 
hear of the “Old Man” walking seven miles 
and accepted the challenge in his place. The 
race was held on the old campus track with 
the whole football team coaching. Bill won in 
a walk. 


In hockey McGill has had her ups and downs, 
with perhaps the emphasis on the latter. But 
there have been great players and great mo- 
ments and the late Dr. “Bobbie” Bell will ever 
be remembered for the contribution he made 
as an inspiring organizer and coach back in 
the 30’s when perhaps the most exciting 
McGill team ever to take the ice performed. 


In this connection perhaps the most thrilling 
incident occurred when the great McGill team 
were in the Senior Loop playoffs, contending 


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against Nationale. Each team had won a game. 
Then came the battle, in the course of which 
the late Dr. Maurice Powers, the goalie, was 
put off by the referee. McGill was even then 
two men short. Young Shaughnessy was put 
into the nets without benefit of pads or goal 
stick. That left Kenny Farmer and Hughie 
Farquharson alone to attend to the full Natio- 
nale roster. Bedlam broke loose in the Forum. 
The two McGill men ragged the puck for a 
while at mid-ice, then Hugh Farquharson took 
a pass from Kenny, raced goal-ward and 
scored. The roof of the Forum has never really 
been quite secure since. And the team went on 
to greater heights after. 


Included amongst those hockey masters 
were the Crutchfields, Elie, Farmer, Farquhar- 
son, Meiklejohn, McHugh, Jack McGill, 
Perowne, Wigle, Pidcock, McConnell, Dunn, 
Doherty, Powers, Shaughnessy and Robertson. 


If I were asked to cite the most stirring 
football contest in McGill history, I’d vote for 
the game against Queen’s in Kingston in 1911, 
in which Billington did the impossible. 


MONTREAL, SUMMER, 1950 


McGii entered the final quarter (with the 
wind) yith the score Queen’s 18, McGill 4. 
3y miglt and main as the final minute of play 
approacied, the score stood Queen’s 19, Mc- 
Gill 17.\s the seconds ticked off McGill had 
third dovn a few yards from the Queen’s goal 
line jusiinside the touch line. 


It seened hopeless, but Billington picked up 
a blade sf grass, dropped it and watched it fall 
to estinate the necessary drift allowance for 
a drop ‘ick. Then with careful measurement 
he placd the ball between the posts with 
inches t spare and McGill won the game. 


Amorst McGill’s football immortals were 
Billingtm, Savage, Percy Molson, Pare, Black, 
Don Yang, Paisley, Draper, “Bones” Little, 
Merrified, Gilmour, Anderson, Phillpott, Mil- 
len, MaArthur, Wigle, Perowne, St. Germain, 
Russell,Lang, Montgomery, Robillard, Hanna, 
Hayes, nd many another I should and could 
name hal I the record books at hand as I write 
this. 


But, own the years, as football and hockey 


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so often commanded the attention of most 
people, both players and spectators, McGill 
was to the fore in many a sport. 


Track and field always loomed large. It is 
of interest to note that at the turn of the 
century the football budget was $90, hockey 
$60 and track $200 plus! 

Who will ever forget the Percy Molsons, the 
Phil Edwards, the Sid Pierces, the Morrows 
and countless others who carried the Red and 
White to fame on the cinder path and in the 
field? 

Percy Molson was one of Canada’s greatest 
athletes. Endowed with extraordinary mental 
and physical power he adorned in his all too 
brief life everything he undertook. He won 
for three successive years the individual 
championship as an all-round athlete. 

And Phil Edwards. It was half-time on Oct. 
17, 1931, of the McGill-Varsity football game. 
The stands were packed, but dejected. The 
Intercollegiate relay race, held over from Fri- 


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day’s track meet, was under way and Varsity 
was leading at the third lap. Then Phil Ed- 
wards grabbed the baton and the bronzed 
wearer of the Red and White literally took 
flight. It is impossible to describe the grace, 
rhythm and precision of his running. The vic- 
tory was in that baton. And the race, not the 
rugby game, which McGill won, was the topic 
on the tongues of everyone for days. 


Sid Pierce, Canada’s present Assistant Dep- 
uty Minister of Trade and Commerce, was a 
freshman, sitting in the stadium stands idly 
watching the then hurdles record-holder prac- 
tising. He said to a companion, “That’s a great 
event — I’m going to represent McGill in that 
sport.” His companion was too ready to wager 
that Sid wouldn’t even make the team. But 
Sid did and, in ’23 and ’24, went on to set an 
intercollegiate record. 


Van Wagner has always been a tower of 
strength in McGill’s track and field endeavours 
as results show — two championships for 
every one of Varsity’s. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


J. D. Morrow, Presbyterian College, holder 
of records in the 100, 220 and 440, was rather 
down in his Hebrew. His Professor called him 
in and said: “Morrow, | encourage extramural 
activities. It will help you to manage your 
flock the better. It is my principle in such a 
case as yours to double the marks. If that isn’t 
enough, I add 10. But you didn’t give me any- 
thing to work on. You got nothing!” 

A tragic highway accident a few weeks ago 
removed from the world a great mind and a 
great athlete in the person of Dr. Charlie 
Drew. He was killed in the U.S.A. just after 
receiving a justly-earned Congressional Med- 
al. A wonderful runner, who brought much 
honour to McGill, what a footballer he would 
have made, but he chose to star in track. 


There have been many game and famous 
boxing matches at McGill. In the early days 
of the Intercollegiate matches N. B. Forbes, 
15, 125 Ibs, not only defeated the Queens and 
U. of T. 125 Ibs class but also those universi- 
ties’ 135 Ibs. fighters. Participation in more 
than one class was subsequently prohibited. 

The most hilarious match, however, involved 
Eugene Cowles, grandson of the great light 
opera singer of the same name, whose gentle 
features were made fierce by a white rubber 
teeth protector. He started by rushing at his 
opponent, who ducked. After tobogganning to 
the floor, Cowles jumped up with audible self- 
recrimination. There followed furious but 
harmless swinging, which ended with his oppo- 
nent falling down without being hit. One fall 
each! 

Another mighty onslaught ended by both 
men colliding with the back of their heads. 
They stood apart, holding their heads, and 
joined in the roars of laughter. In the next 
round Cowles swung wildly, lost his balance 
and butted his opponent in the pit of the 
stomach with his head. 


The referee stopped the bout. But Cowles’ 
opponent refused to accept victory under such 
conditions. So the match went on with further 
whirlwind boxing. The bout. ended when 
Cowles’ glove burst and the stuffing fell out, 
both fighters were out on their feet and that 
was that. 

The match has gone down into the records 
as one embodying the greatest display of 
“guts” by both men, one of the fastest and the 
hardest for the judges to award a decision. 


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Urbain Molmans heard that McGill was 
forming a Rowing Club. He volunteered and 
was promptly accepted. Urbain in his youth 
rowed for Belgium and in one meet won the 
singles and was a member of the winning 
Two’s, Four’s and Eight’s, the first time 
England’s Henley moved to Belgium. 

Molmans made a great contribution to 
McGill’s rowing story. He used to coach his 
crew riding a bicycle along the shore, being 
very vocal betimes. A complaint that his lan- 
guage was ungentlemanly was dropped when 
it was pointed out that he was yelling in 
Flemish! 

W. B. Thompson, a small, wiry, reserved 
lad was not satisfied with McGill’s skiing 
achievements. Harry Pangman could win at 
snow-shoeing, others fancy-skating, but Mc- 
Gill, a North country university, was bowing 
to Williams and New Hampshire. 

“Would it be feasible to hold 6:30 a.m. ski 
practise?” Capt. W. B. proved it was. They 
enthusiastically turned out and what a cele- 
brated group of skiers they became! Culminat- 
ing in the justly famous Red Birds Ski Club. 

From these earnest and talented winter 
sports enthusiasts have developed the wonder- 
ful graduate athletic clubs and McGill Winter 
Carnivals of the present day. 

I'd like to roam on and talk about the grand 
personalities on the athletics’ staff down the 
years, the Scarlet Key, the countless lesser- 
known sports, but an insistent Editor has called 
“Finis” on the space available. 

In conclusion, however, I should like to say 
that it is most unfortunate that McGill has as 
yet no history of its colorful athletes. and 
athletics. 

Source material in Montreal alone is at hand 
if only a committee will tackle the task on a 
systematic basis. The University of Toronto, 
under the title of “The Blue and White”, has 
a detailed and magnificently illustrated sports’ 
record. Surely we can beat ’Varsity at this, as 
we have so often done in the past! 

As I carefully noted at the beginning, this 
article cannot pretend to be a history. I doubt- 
less have forgotten names and events by the 
thousands, but I have tried to present a broad 
and interesting picture. It is now up to grad- 
uates at large to fill in the details until such a 
time as we can boast our own carefully docu- 
mented history of athletics at McGill. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


“Gecond Magnitude —” 


(Continued from page 28) 


dinner and each year Harry was naturally the 
guest of honour and the best dressed member 
of the party, with the delightful added touch 
of spats, which he always wore with his 
tuxedo, He was blessed with a photographic 
memory, the gods’ kindest gift to a janitor, 
about which a story is told. A student, who 
shall be anonymous, ‘graduated’ in December 
1907 after a brief and undistinguished univer- 
sity career of three months. Twenty-five years 
later in a New York restaurant Harry hap- 
pened to sit at a table next to that of the 
student, now extremely prosperous (like most 
Christmas graduates), and his wife. Although 
they had not met in the interval and the man 
did not recognize him, Harry remembered the 
man well, accosted him by name, and had a 
pleasant chat about old times at McGill. Among 
other distinctions, Harry held one unique 
record: he was the only man who ever col- 
lected enough cigarette cards to win a glider, 
which he subsequently presented to the Uni- 
versity Gliding Club. 

Gertrude Mudge is the Assistant Secretary 
of the Faculty of Medicine, which she prac- 
tically runs; and rightly so, for she has been 
consulted by all the eminent consultants, and 
has advised the most successful of medical 
advisers. Those who have wondered why 
medical reunions are so successful might dis- 
cover, by tactful questions, that the doctors 
really come back to Montreal to see Miss 
Mudge. They appreciate her qualities and she 
appreciates theirs. I have quoted her opinion 
of a graduate to the Colonial Office, which, 
being sensible, has always taken it as author- 
itative. Like all the medical fraternity she 
regards Medicine as the one and only faculty 
to which the rest of the University, luckily for 
it, happens to be joined — by a telephone. It 
is, in fact, by many years the senior faculty 
and if it is also, as we generally say, our most 
famous school, among those who have made 
and are making it what it is, we must include 
Gertrude Mudge. 

Tom Graydon, whose brogue and whose 
stories, like good port, improved with age, was 
our twentieth century Pooh-Bah. I don’t think 
he actually gave any lectures, although if you 
had asked him he would have said ‘Shure I 
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Professor of Astronomy, etc.’ He was certainly 
the Lord High Everything Else. He coached 
and trained football and track teams, super- 
vised the grounds, built the stadium, started 
and timed races, knocked down bullies, carried 
home inebriated. professors, advised Principal 
Peterson and Sir William Macdonald, and 
collected, invented, and embroidered the finest 
set of highly-coloured academic anecdotes of 
the century. What a pity they were never 
recorded — even if they could never be printed 
for public circulation — and they certainly 
couldn’t! Many of them are still being told 
but they lack that Irish voice and Tom’s in- 
imitable presentation, for among other things 
he was easily our best raconteur. 

Mrs. McMurray, who has effectively and 
firmly managed four successive Principals, is 
cast, ex officio, for the role of the dragon at 
the gate. Decided in her speech and opinions, 
adamant with sycophants, brusquish on the 
telephone, she plays the part to the Principal’s 
taste and to that of delighted onlookers who 
realize that under that dragonish make-up 
there is a kindly, indeed a sentimental, heart, 
and that she will always help those with real 
troubles. In the office, if not on the Campus, she 
is one of the quickest people in the University, 
for which the Principal is doubtless grateful. 
Typing, telephoning, filing and un-filing, and 
advising callers, all at high speed and all prac- 
tically simultaneously, she does as much work 
per hour as three normal people, and those 
who know something of the tireless activities 
of Dr. James, his meetings, speeches, travels, 
official lunches and dinners, and correspond- 
ence, must humbly marvel.at her achievements. 
Above all other academic functions ‘Mrs. Mace.’ 
loves a cheerful staff party, for which she 
occasionally dashes off a special poem in 
McMurray metre. A maritimer from Halifax, 
she knows the intimate early history of that 
numerous clan of academic great who come 
from Dalhousie. If she is not too busy, which is 
seldom, she will tell you their story, but will 
drop history at any time for a good argument, 
which she loves — but don’t interrupt her on 
the days when the Board of Governors is 
meeting ! 

I.earned men regularly debate the question 
‘What is a University.’ I certainly do not know 
the complete answer but | am sure, at least, 
that it is, or ought to be, a place where young 
men and women meet-characters like these. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


“Dur Growth—” 


(Continued from page 27) 


In 1936, Montreal’s world-famous Neurol- 
ogical Institute was constructed on the Uni- 
versity Street section of the Macdonald Park 
property. This building was temporarily ex- 
tended by the Federal Government during the 
War, but was permanently enlarged by an 
additional floor in 1946, and this year, 1950, a 
permanent new wing is being added by the 
University, which will obviate the temporary 
construction by the Government. 


In 1937, Douglas Hall materialized from the 
dream, as a residence for some 150 under- 
graduates. 


In the meantime, the graduates were making 
great efforts to achieve the Gymnasium and 
Rink so long in hopeful anticipation. Several 
false starts were made, such as the proposal 
in 1922 to construct a Gymnasium-Armoury 
on Sherbrooke Street in the “hollow” in front 
of the Physics Building. It was finally decided 
that all student athletic activity should be con- 
centrated on Macdonald Park, and with this 
decision the Gymnasium scheme was at last 
put in motion by the Graduates‘ Society in 
1934. As a result of Graduate promotion, the 
first unit of the Gymnasium, including the 
Armoury, was built in 1939-40, as a “Memorial 
to Sir Arthur Currie and as a perpetuation of 
the excellent work done by the McGill C.O.T.C. 
during the War”. As if by a special act of 
Providence, this fine structure was available 
just in time for the training of McGill officers 
and men who fought so gallantly in the Second 
World War. 


On February 2nd, 1929, the City of Montreal 
boulevarded Pine Avenue immediately west of 
Park Avenue, and in the process, materially 
reduced the Macdonald Park area south of the 
Stadium. The exchange of equal areas of land 
which took place at that time between the 
City and the University, created a most diffi- 
cult situation when later it came to the plan- 
ning of the Gymnasium, Swimming Pool and 
Rink, and it was found that the land remaining 
and available between the existing Stadium 
and the street was not sufficient to accom- 
modate these structures. It was therefore 
necessary for the University to approach the 
City to obtain additional land or the whole 
scheme was impracticable. On December Ist, 


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After the Second World War the graduates 
resumed their campaign for the completion of 
the Gymnasium project, and in 1950 a further 


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of residences. With one exception, all these 
properties have been acquired by the Uni- 
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upper University Street were proving entirely 
inadequate, it was decided to transform the 
Baumgarten residence for the use of the 
Faculty Club in 1934. It might be said here 
that this has since proved to have been a most 
happy decision by the University. 


In 1942 the palatial residence of Mr. Arthur 
Purvis at 1020 Pine Avenue West, became the 
property of the University, and now accom- 
modates the School of Commerce. In the same 
year, the University acquired 1200 Pine Ave- 
nue as the Principal’s residence, both the gifts 
of Mr. J. W. McConnell. 


In 1942, the University also came into pos- 
session of the McLennan home on Ontario 
Avenue, now known as McLennan Hall, a 
residence for women students. This was the 
gift of Miss McLennan. 


In 1944, Mr. G. H. Duggan bequeathed his 
property at the south-west corner of McTavish 
Street and Pine Avenue to the University, and 
this residence is now used by the Department 
of Social Sciences. 


In 1946, the residence of the late Sir Edward 
3eatty at 1266 Pine Avenue West, was pre- 
sented to the University by his brother, Dr. 
Beatty, and is now used by the School for 
Graduate Nurses and the School of Physio- 
therapy. 


In 1947, a large estate known as “McIntyre 
Park”, with frontages on Pine Avenue and 
Drummond Street, became the property of the 
University through the generosity of Mrs. A. 
A. Hodgson, Mrs. Lewis Reford, Mrs. M. M. 
Snowball and Mr. Duncan Hodgson. 


Another large estate, known as the Ross 
property, at 3544 Peel Street, contiguous to 
the McIntyre property, came to the University 
in 1948 as the gift of Mr. J. W. McConnell, 
and is now the home of the Law Faculty, 
known as “Chancellor Day Hall”. 


The University purchased the Angus prop- 
erty extending between Drummond and Moun- 
tain Streets, in 1949, and is now McGill’s new 
home for the Conservatory of Music. 


For many years McGill University owned a 
large tract of land forming the summit of 
Westmount Mountain. Here it was that in 
the old days the survey camps were held for 
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this vantage point, many a poor set of notes 
has been cooked, and many a good poker game 
whiled away a rainy day. In 1940 this area was 
sold to the City of Westmount for a park. 

We now turn to another phase of McGill 
development during the last half-century. In 
November 1907, Sir William Macdonald pro- 


-vided an institution in connection with the 


University designed to meet the needs of the 
country at large, particularly the rural dis- 
tricts, and to afford better facilities for the 
training of teachers. This gift consisted of some 
800 acres, with buildings, equipment and en- 
dowment, all to a total of over $6,000,000.00. 
This is Macdonald College at Ste. Anne de 
Bellevue, which includes three schools, — one 
for Agriculture, one for Household Science, 
and one for Normal Training, and constitutes 
McGill’s Faculty of Agriculture. In 1943, the 
University received as a gift from Mr. J. W. 
McConnell, the Provincial Government and 
the Morgan family, the “Morgan Farm” of 
some 1380 acres, contiguous to and to form 
part of Macdonald College. 

The physical assets of Macdonald College 
have been progressively augmented by the 
construction of. an Agricultural Engineering 
3uilding in 1947, the Frank P. Jones Labora- 
tories, the Dairy Building improvement, Staff 
apartments, Stock Farm Houses, and Animal 
House improvements, all in 1948, and three new 
Farmers’ Cottages in 1949, 

As a living cell grows and multiplies in a 
stimulating culture in one of her famous 
laboratories, so McGill herself expands in the 
sympathetic and sustaining environment of 
her graduates and many friends. 

By 1900, the original 46 acres of 1813 had 
been reduced to some 221% acres. Today, the 
land owned by the University for educational 
purposes consists of some 7334 acres, together 
with the 2,180 acres which forms Macdonald 
College. The increase in value of the last fifty 
years of development is conservatively esti- 
mated at some $20,000,000.00 on the campus, 
and $7,500,000.00 at Macdonald College. 


But, greater than these physical assets is 
the ever-increasing number of her alumni, 
those thousands of loyal sons and daughters 
who carry her name and fame to the four 
corners of the earth, and who today constitute 
her magnificent contribution to the world and 
are the perpetual guardians of her future. 


THE McGILL NEWS 


“Mcbill Women —” 


(Continued from page 17 

Carrie Derick. With a bigger student body, a 
larger residence, there are correspondingly 
more demands upon the Warden’s time, but 
she has strenuously resisted allowing adminis- 
trative duty to crowd out her teaching and 
research — phases of her work for which she 
has great enthusiasm. This is a happy circum- 
stance, since it is good to have the Warden 
thus in contact with the students and to know 
them in this relationship. Dr. Roscoe has had 
to deal with the problems of the war years and 
of the pressure for places in the post-war 
years. She has seen many changes in the fabric 
of R.V.C., all designed to increase its facilities 
in the light of to-day’s needs, but most of this 
story belongs to the present, and not to the 
past. 


To-day we are looking over the history of 
half a century, and these fifty years have 
wrought enormous changes. Enrollment is far 
greater, courses are more numerous, social 
opportunities are more varied. The girls live 
more in the world of practical affairs and they 
work daily in the class-room and on commit- 
tees with the men students —- a situation far 
removed from the early days of their accept- 
ance at the university. Then independence and 
individuality were hallmarks of the women at 
McGill. The gains since have been considerable, 
but they must not be bought at the price of any 
loss of that early challenging, intellectual 
curiosity. They must be added to the pursuit 
of the same ideals, the same concept of free- 
dom, if, in Virginia Woolf’s words, “freedom 
means the right to think one’s own thoughts 
and to follow one’s own pursuits.” 


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If this Mid-Century number of The 
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to hear from you and about such stories. 
Contributions from graduates are always 


welcome. 


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TORONTO, CANADA 


Boarding and Day School for Boys 
ot) Upper School 14-18 (Grades 9-13) 
mo Preparatory School 7-13 (Grades 2-9) 


Junior and Senior Matriculation. Games 

zor all bee: 40 acres. of grounds See 

playing fields in residential suburb o 

FOUNDED Forest Hill. Educational and medical fa- 

IN 1829 cilities of modern city. 500 acre property 
with week-end camp at Norval. 


Autumn term begins Wednesday, September 13th. 


For prospectus and information about curriculum and 
scholarships apply to: 


Rey. C. W. Sowby, M.A., Principal. 


INVESTMENT 
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NESBITT, THOMSON 


& COMPANY, LIMITED 
355 St. James Street, West, Montreal 


Branches in the principal cities of Canada 


REPAIRS REWINDING 
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Births 


Berger: In Montreal, on April lst, to Monty Berger, 
B.A. ’39, and Mrs. Berger, a daughter. 

Bower: In Montreal, on March 30th, to Mr. and Mrs. 
R. W. Bower (Marylin Miller, B.Com. ’47), a son. 

Bruneau: In Geneva, Switzerland, on February 24th, 
to Arthur A. Bruneau, B.A. ’47, B.C.L. ’49, and Mrs. 
Bruneau (Margaret Burden, B.Sc. 46), a son, Robert 
Arthur. 

Cameron: In Montreal, on April 21st, to A. F. Cameron, 
D.D.S. ’43, and Mrs. Cameron, a daughter. 

Charlton: In Montreal, on February 22nd, to Peter R. 
E. Charlton, B.Com. ’41, and Mrs. Charlton, a son, 
Robert Peter Alexander. 

Cheses: In Boston, on March 15th, to O. H. Cheses, 
B.A. ’40, and Mrs. Cheses, a son, Lawrence Alan. 
Common: In Montreal, on April 20th, to Frank B. 
Common, Jr., B.C.L. ’48, and Mrs. Common, a 

daughter. 

Crutchfield: In Montreal, on March 16th, to Nelson 
Crutchfield, B.Com. °34, and Mrs. Crutchfield, a 
daughter. 

Dixon: In Montreal, on March 29th, to William G. 
Dixon, B.Sc. ’44, M.D. ’45, and Mrs. Dixon, a son. 
Eaves: In Montreal. on March 15th, to Arnold Eaves, 

B.Com. ’39, and Mrs. Eaves, a son. 

Edgerly: In Montreal, on March 14th, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Gerald H. Edgerly (Janet Alexander, B.Sc. ’45), a 
son. 

Elcombe: In Philadelphia, on April 18th, to Rev. 
Arthur Elecombe and Mrs. Elcombe (Dorothy Davies, 
Phys. Ed. ’46, 47, ’48), a daughter, Dorothy Shaunda. 

Fergusson: In Montreal, on January 13th, to John R. 
Fergusson, B.C.L. ’48, and Mrs. Fergusson (Agnes 
M. Ferencz, B.A. ’42, M.A. ’45), a daughter. 

Goodfellow: In Toronto, on April 15th, to J. Bruce 
Goodfellow, B.Eng. ’46, and Mrs. Goodfellow, a 
daughter. 

Goodliffe: In Langley Village, Buckinghamshire, Eng- 
land, on April 21st, to Michael Goodliffe and Mrs. 
Goodliffe (Peggy Tyndale, B.A. ’41), a son. 

Griffin: In Montreal, on February 20th, to Shirley E. 
Griffin, B.Sc./Agr. 38, and Mrs. Griffin, a son, Robert 
Malcolm. 

Guthrie: In Quebec City, on April 16th, to David G. 
Guthrie, B.Sc. 43, M.D. ’44, and Mrs. Guthrie, a 
daughter. 

Harvey: In Montreal, on April 9th, to Robert F. 
Harvey, D.D.S. 41, and Mrs. Harvey, a daughter. 
Hogg: In Montreal, on March 16th, to John D. Hogg, 

Hogg, B.Sc. ’43, and Mrs. Hogg, a son. 

Hood: In Woodstock, Ontario, on November 30th, 
1949, to Reverend J. C. Hood and Mrs. Hood (Grace 
Madill, B.Sc. 739), a son. 

Hudston: In Montreal, on March 7th, to Henry R. 
Hudston, B.S.A. ’35, and Mrs. Hudston (Frances 
McLatchy, B.A. ’41), a son. 

James: In Montreal, on March 23rd, to Roswell T. 
James, B.A. ’41, and Mrs. James (Beth Webster, past 
student), a daughter. 

Lockwood: In Toronto, on April 4th, to Thomas M. 
Lockwood, B.A. ’38, M.D. °42, and Mrs. Lockwood, 
a daughter. 

Markey: In Montreal, on April 24th, to Henry T. 
Markey, Science ’31, and Mrs. Markey, a son, Hugh 
David. 

Martin: In Montreal, on March 13th, to John Edward 
Martin, B.C.L. ’42, and Mrs. Martin, a son. 

McDermid: In Montreal, on March 5th, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert Duncan McDermid (Helena Ruth Boc- 
kus, B.A. °42), a daughter, Carol Susan. 

McDougall: In Montreal, on April 16th, to Lawrence 
G. McDougall, B.A. ’39, B.C.L. ’42, and Mrs. Mc- 
Dougall (Barbara Kember, B.Com. ’39), a son. 

McQuillan: In Montreal, on April 16th, to William J. 
McQuillan, B.C.L. ’34, and Mrs. McQuillan, a daugh- 
ter. 

McRae: In Montreal, on April 24th, to D. Clifford 
McRae, B.Com. ’34, and Mrs. McRae, a daughter. 

Mitchell: In Montreal, on April 11th, to Gifford 


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Mitchell, B.A. ’34, and Mrs. Mitchell, a son, David 
Rogers. 


eek 8 eons, on April 19th, to Frederick C. Heward, Holden, Hutchison, Cliff, 
oore, B.Sc. "41, and Mrs. Moore (Barbara Place, H 
B.A. '48), a son. Meredith & Ballantyne 
Morgan: In Ottawa, on April 23rd, to Alfred D. Barristers and Solicitors 
Morgan, B.A. ’42, and Mrs. Morgan, a son. 215 St S Ww 
Morris: In Washington, D.C., on April 26th, to Arthur - James Street West, Montreal 
A. Morris and Mrs. Morris (Barbara Reay, B.A. ’45), C. G. Heward, K.C. R. C. Holden, K.C. 
a son, Robert Allen. P. P. Hutchison, K.C. E. H. Cliff, K.C. 
Morse: In Montreal, on March 28th, to Clifford E. D. Sate RC. C Hither Re as 
Morse, B.Eng. ’41, and Mrs. Morse, a daughter, A.M. Minnion ” i G. R. W. Owen 
Linda Gladys. R. A. Patch C. G. Short 
Newton: In Montreal, on April 25th, to Eric N. Newton R. PS Wek Sepa 


and Mrs. Newton (Monica Furniss, B.A. ’46), a son. 
Nicholson: In Peterborough, on March 12th, to Ross 
K. Nicholson, B.Eng. ’49, and Mrs. Nicholson (Leila 


Ballantyne, Physio 45), a son. CABLE ADDRESS “' JONHALL”’ Ter. HA. 4242* 
Norsworthy: In Montreal, on March 12th, to Edward i 
C. V. Norsworthy, B.Eng. ’39, and Mrs. Norsworthy, Montgomery, fai ee Howard, 
a daughter. orsyt er 
Norsworthy: In Geneva, Switzerland, on March 22nd, BA 
to Hugh H. Norsworthy, B.A. 47, and Mrs. Nors- acs ey a Lae 
worthy, a daughter, Carol. Royal Bank Building - Montreal 
Ouimet: In Montreal, on February 19th, to Paul A. George H. Montgomery, K.C. Robert C. McMichael, K.C. 
Ouimet, B.C.L. ’43, and Mrs. Ouimet, a daughter. ae 2 ae ne R. Ker, K.C, 
Pelton: In Montreal, on April 7th, to Earl Pelton, Bldtidee Cate, KG. Bred A Foor AC 
B.Com. 48, and Mrs. Pelton, a daughter, Hazel Jane. Paul Gauthier J. Leigh Bishop 
Petrie: In Montreal, on March 9th, to J. Gordon f Cee Ce joe cel er 
ests ri = : Ke n G. Porteous, K.C, 
Petrie, M.D. ’32, and Mrs. Petrie (Elizabeth Drayton, WarcasHanenrd iC. Tohin-de Mf} Keane: 
Physio 46), a son. Geo. H. Montgomery, Jr. Andre Forget 
Pizer: In Montreal, on February 15th, to Mr. and Mrs. = H, Montgomery veal a aici ‘cle 
W. Lloyd Pizer (Constance Dupre, B.A. ’41), a Robert E, Morrow Prankers! Gino: ie) 
daughter. William S. Tyndale Kenneth S. Howard 


Retallack: In Montreal, on March 27th, to Norman F. 
Retallack, B.Eng. ’42, and Mrs. Retallack (Lois 
Neill, B.Sc. *44), a son. 


Ritchie: In Prince Rupert, B.C., on March 8th, to Ross OHN A. Nam, iG: ‘ex J; ARTHUR MATHEWSON, K.C, 
r rae > ’ 7 - os ENNETH H, Brown, K.C. ENRI G. LAFLEUR, K.C, 
A. Ritchie, B.Eng. ’43, and Mrs. Ritchie (Joan A Miewart Boonen Bice Becbircees 
Waterston, B.A. ’43), a daughter, Jennifer Ann. Ruston B. LAMB ALBERT O, GADBOIS 


Roy: In Montreal, on February 17th, to Donald K. Grant Haut Day 
Roy, B.Sc./Agr. ’49, and Mrs. Roy (Marion Henry, 


Pek to hee England, on April 18th, Mann, Mathewson, Lafleur & Brown 


to Donald Ruddick, B.A. 738, M.D. °42, and Mrs. 
Ruddick, a daughter. 
Scott: In Boston, on March 22nd, to H. J. Scott, M.D. 
"41, and Mrs. Scott, a son. eee ; 
Shacter: In Montreal, on arch 28th, to Manue , 
Shacter, B.A. 44, B.C.E. ’47, and Mrs. Shacter FOT Pena DIES MONTREAL 
(Sylvia Marcovitch, B.Sc. ’47), a daughter. 
Shapiro: In Montreal, on April 6th, to Bernard J. 
Shapiro, B.Sc. ’42, M.D. ’43, and Mrs. Shapiro, a 
son. 
Shapiro: In Montreal, on March 17th, to Gerald S. 


Barristers and Solicitors 


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Shapiro, B.A. ’32, B.C.L. ’35, and Mrs. Shapiro, a Magee, O’Donnell & Byers 
son. 
Shapiro: In Montreal, on March 31st, to Lorne Shapiro, Advocates, Barristers, etc. 
B.A. ’34, M.D. ’39, Dip. Int. Med. "49, and Mrs. Sha- 
piro (Elizabeth McDonald, B.Sc. ’41), a daughter. ALLAN A. Maces, K.C. HucGu E. O’DonneLt, K.C. 
Shaw: In Hawkesbury, Ont., on April 27th, to Fred Donato N. Byers Errot K. McDoucatt 
W. B. Shaw, B.Eng. ’34, and Mrs. Shaw, a son. W. AusTIN JOHNSON Gorpon KoHL 
Silver: In Montreal, on April 18th, to Sidney Silver, 
D.D.S. ’43, and Mrs. Silver, a son. ALDRED BUILDING, 507 PLACE D’ARMES, 
Stairs: In Peterborough, Ont., on February 15th, to M 
Colin M. Stairs, B.Eng. ’48, and Mrs. Stairs, a a se 
daughter. 
Swan: In Montreal, on January 4th, to George C. 
Swan, Past Student, and Mrs. Swan (Rhoda G. 
Henderson, B.A. ’39), a daughter. ARNOLD WAINWRIGHT, K.C, Aubrey H. Exper, K.C. 
Stalker: In Montreal, on April 10th, to Alexander Wenpe.t H. Lamigy, K.C, CHartes W. Lesiiz 
Stalker, B.A. °41, B.C.L. ’44, and Mrs. Stalker WILLIAM W. CHIPMAN BERNARD DEL. BourGzols, K.C, 
(Dorothy Weir, B.A. ’40), a daughter. Daniet DOHENY 


Sutherland: In Montreal, on February 21st, to Donald 


W. Sutherland, B.Com. ’39, and Mrs. Sutherland, a Wainwright, Elder, Laidley, Leslie, 


daughter, Elizabeth Anne. 


Tanton: In Charlottetown, P.E.I., on February 18th, 1 1 
to Clare W. Tanton, M.D. °41, and Mrs. Tanton, a Chipman & Bourgeois 
son. : i 
Wiener: In Montreal, on April lst, to Fred Wiener, Advocates, Barristers & Solicitors 
B.Sc. ’42, M.D. 43, and Mrs. Wiener, a son. TELEPHONE HARBOUR 4151 
Williams: In Vancouver, on January 23rd, to Mr. and ALDRED BUILDING MONTREAL 


Mrs. D. J. Williams (Ruth David, B.A. ’43), a son. 


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A. E. Ames & Co. 


J. H. Andrews Ltd. 


Bank of Montreal 

Henry Birks & Sons Ltd. 
Canada Life Assurance Co. 
Canadian Bankers Association 
Canadian Breweries Ltd. 
Canadian Car & Foundry 


Canadian General Electric 


Canadian Ingersoll-Rand Co, Ltd. 


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Canadian Johns-Manville Co. Ltd. 
Canadian Office & School Furniture Ltd. 
Canadian Pacific Railway Co. 
Canadian Vickers Ltd. 
Canadian Westinghouse Co. 
Ciba Co. Ltd. 

Crane Ltd. 

Crown Trust Co. 

Dominion Bridge Co. Ltd. 
E. B. Eddy Co. 

Greenshields & Co. 


The House of Seagram 


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Heward, Holden, Hutchison, Cliff, Meredith 


& Ballantyne 
Imperial Tobacco Co. Ltd. 


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John Labatt Ltd. 

Laurentien Hotel 

Maedonald Tobacco Co. 

Magee, O'Donnell & Byers 

Mann, Mathewson, Lafleur & Brown 


Molson’s Brewery 


Montgomery, McMichael, Common, Howard, 


Forsyth & Ker 
Montreal Armature Works Ltd. 
Montreal Trust Co, 
National Breweries Ltd. 
National Trust Co. 
Nesbitt, Thomson & Co. Ltd. 
Northern Electric Co. Ltd. 
Ridley College School 
Robertson, Abbott, Brierley & O’Connor 
Royal Bank of Canada 
Royal Trust Co. 


Scott, Hugessen, Macklaier, Chisholm, 
Smith & Davis 


Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada 
Thomson Electrical Works Ltd. 
Trinity College School 

Tuckett Tobacco Co. 

Upper Canada College 


Wainwright, Elder, Laidley, Leslie, 
Chipman & Bourgeois 


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School, Laboratory, Theatre and Auditorium Furniture 


Fine Interior Woodwork, Panels and Partitions 


Bank and Office Fixtures and Furniture 


PRESTON, CANADA 


SCOTT, HUGESSEN, MACKLAIER, 
CHISHOLM, SMITH & DAVIS 


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W. B. Scott, K.C. Hon. Adrian K. Hepes K.C. 


Wm. F. Macklaier, K.C, John F, Chisholm, K.C 
H. Larratt Smith, K.C. H. Weir Davis, K.C. 
James P. Anglin, K.C. Peter M. Laing 
Richard D. Weldon E. Jacques Courtois 
Ross T. Clarkson Ian A. Barclay 


Deaths 


Adair, Rev. Cyril H., B.A. ’29, in Hamilton, Ontario, 
on March 1]4th. 


Askwith, William R., B.A. Sc. ’95, in Winnipeg on 
February 24th. 


Barron, Robert H., B.A. 92, B.C.L. 95, in July 1949. 
Beard, Marshall R., M.D. ’38, in July 1949. 
Carroll, George F., B.Sc. °17, in Montreal, in March. 


Chipman, Walter W., M.D. ’11, L.L.D. ’33, in Montreal, 
on April 4th. 


Clair, Eli, M.D. ’39, in Mantua, N.J., on April 15th. 


Clouston, Howard R., B.A. 09, M.D. ’11, in Huntingdon, 
Que., on April 19th. 


Drew, Charles R., M.D. 733, in Burlington, N.C., on 
April Ist. 


Driver, Harold Vincent, D.D.S. ‘14, in Montreal, on 
March 19th. 


Estey, Alfred S., M.D. 94, in Vancouver, B.C., on 
February 4th. 


Gilroy, J. R., M.D. ’04, in Oxford, N.S., on March 30th. 

Martin, Alvin, M.D. ‘08, in Toronto, on April 21st. 

Martin, Col. Edward Newcombe, B.Sc. ’05, in Lindsay, 
Ontario, on March 12th. 


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Robertson, Abbott, Brierley & O'Connor 
Barristers and Solicitors 
275 St. JAMEs Sr. W. 


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CANADA LIFE BLDG. 


J. H. H. RoBertson, K.C. D. C. AsBott, K.C. 
J. G. BRIERLEY J. B. O'CONNOR 

L. G. McDougaLt J. W. Hemens 

W. A. CAMPBELL R. C. T. Harris 


seen 


McDonald, Louis M., B.Sc. '13, in Port Colborne, Ont., 
on February 13th. 


McDonald, Patrick A., M.D. ’89, in Penetanguishene, 
Ontario, on August 13th, 1949. 


Miller, G. Herbert, M.D. ’01, in socio Angeles, on Decem- 
ber 20th, 1949, 


Mingie, Rev. George W., B.A. 04, M.A. ’05, B.C.L. ’12, 
in Montreal, on March 13th. 


Munro, F. L., Ph.D. ’32, in Philadelphia, on April 8th. 


Owens, Mrs. W. T. (Florence Reid, B.A. ’11), in Mont- 
real, on April 2nd. 


Paterson, A. Pierce, B.Sc. ’26, recently. 


Power, Edmond De G., Science ’13, in Montreal, on 
April 12th. 


Richardson, Robert Wallace, M.D. ’09, in New York 
City. 


Schuster, Emile G., M.D. 40, in Oakland, Cal., on 
December 23rd, 1949, 


Spearman, Frederick S., M.D. 96, in El Paso, Texas, 
on April 19th. 


Stockwell, A. W., B.Sc. ’23, in Montreal, on February 
17th. 


Trenholme, Mrs. George H. (Margaret Lundon, B.A. 
41), in Lachute, Que., on April 9th. 


Trenholme, George H., B.Sc. ’24, in Lachute, Que, on 
April 9th. 


Whitelaw, Wilbert A., M.D. ’07, on April 15th. 
Woolcombe, Edward, B.Sc. '23, in Halifax, on March 
5th. 


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llirectory of Branches of the Society 


CANADA 


PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 

President — Dr. Wm. J. P. MacMillan, 0.B.E., 
205 Kent Street, Charlottetown, P.E.I. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Professor L. C, Callbeck, 
Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Experimental 
Station, Charlottetown, P.E.I. 


HALIFAX 

President — Darrell L. Calkin, 
Cornwallis Manor, Apt. 14, Summer St., 
Halifax, N.S. 

Secretary — Gordon D. Stanfield, Starr Mfg. 
Works Ltd., Dartmouth, N.S. 


CAPE BRETON 

President — C. M. Anson, Dominion Steel & 
Coal Corp. Ltd., Sydney, N.S. 

Secretary — Dr. Norman A. D. Parlee, 117 
George St., Sydney, N.S. 


NEW BRUNSWICK 

President — E. M. Taylor, 100 Landsdowne 
Ave., Fredericton, N.B. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Eric N. Sangster, 514 
Earle Ave., West Saint John, N.B. 


QUEBEC 

President — Richard C. Webster, 83 Dalhousie 
St., Quebec. 

Honorary Secretary — Mrs. Pierre Duchastel, 
1365 Pine Ave., Sillery, Que. 


ST. MAURICE VALLEY 

President — P. N. Evans, 605-116th St., 
Shawinigan South 2, Que. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Miss Carol M. Bean, 
Shawinigan Falls. 

DISTRICT OF BEDFORD 

President — Robert Flood, Waterloo. 

Secretary-Treasurer — H. C. Monk, Granby. 


ST, FRANCIS DISTRICT 

President — Mrs. D. R. Stuart, 110 Dominion 
St., Sherbrooke, Que. 

Secretary — L. Craig Bishop, 128 Victoria St., 
Sherbrooke, Que. 

MACDONALD COLLEGE 

President — Wm. M. Kydd, 11525, Notre Dame 
St. E., Montreal. 

Secretary — Lewis Lloyd, Macdonald College. 

MONTREAL 

President — S. Boyd Millen, 639 St. James St. 
W., Montreal. 

Honorary Secretary — T. A. K. Langstaff, 360 
St. James St. W., Montreal, Que. 

ALUMNAE SOCIETY, MONTREAL 

President — Mrs. G. F. Savage, 2 Ellerdale Rd., 
Hampstead, Que. 

Corresponding Secretary — Mrs. Leslie Tucker, 
512 Clarke Ave., Westmount, Que. 

NORANDA 

President — J. A. Perham, 78 1st St., Kirkland 
Lake, Ont. 

OTTAWA VALLEY 

President — B. M. Alexander, Suite 38, Central 
Chambers, 46 Elgin St., Ottawa, Ont. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Dennis M. Coolican, Can- 
adian Bank Note Co. Ltd., 224 Wellington St., 
Ottawa, Ont. 

UPPER ST. LAWRENCE 

President — Drummond Giles, Courtland’s (Can- 
ada) Ltd., Cornwall, Ont. 

Secretary-Treasurer — John Summerskill, Cour- 
taulds (Canada) Ltd., Cornwall, Ont. 

PORCUPINE 

President — L. 0. Cooper, Schumacher, Ont. 

Secretary-Treasurer — D. G. Rowe, Timmins, 
Ont. 


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SUDBURY 

President — James N. Grassby, 1670 McFarlane 
Lake Rd., Lockerby, Ont. 

Secretary-Treasurer — J. E. Basha. 


NIAGARA FRONTIER 

President — Dr. Richard Eager, 1827 Main St., 
Niagara Falls, Ont. 

Secretary-Treasurer — 


ONTARIO (Central Ontario) 

President — Douglas W. Ambridge, Abitibi 
Power & Paper Co. Ltd., 408 University St., 
Toronto, Ont. 

Secretary — Meredith F. Dixon, Imperial Oil 
Co., 56 Church St., Toronto. 


ONTARIO (Women’s Division) 

President — Mrs. H. T. Airey, 49 Joicey Bivd., 
Toronto, Ont. 

Secretary — Miss Joyce Marshall, 450 Avenue 
Rd., Toronto, Ont. 


WINDSOR 

President — J. J. Stuart, 2023 Riverside Drive, 
Riverside, Ont. 

Secretary — (C. A. McDowell, 1045 Bruce Ave., 
Windsor, Ont. 


WINNIPEG 

President — Senator J. Caswell Davis, 0.B.E., 
408 New Hargrave Building, Winnipeg, Man. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Lieut.-Col. G. E. Cole, 
Suite 10, Amulet Apts., Winnipeg, Man. 

NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN 

President — Dr. D. M. Baltzan, 404 MacMillan 
Bldg., 2nd Avenue, Saskatoon. 


Secretary — Sydney L. Buckwold, 1138 Elliott 
Street, Saskatoon. 


SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN 

President — Wm. Sinclair Allan, 204 McCallum 
Hill Building, Regina, Sask. 

Secretary-Treasurer — D. H. F. Black, Industrial 
Development Branch, Saskatchewan Gov't., 
Regina, Sask. 


NORTHERN ALBERTA 

President — Wm. J. Dick, 11326-99th Ave., 
Edmonton, Alfa. 

Hon. Sec.-Treas. — G. H. MacDonald, Tegler 
Building, Edmonton, Alta. 


SOUTHERN ALBERTA 

President — Ernest W. Bowness, M.B.E., 215 - 
6th Ave. W., Calgary, Alta. 

Secretary — G. Maxwell Bell, The Albertan, 
Calgary, Alfa. 


TRAIL AND DISTRICT 

President — R. R. McNaughton, Cons. Mining & 
Smelting Co., Trail, B.C. 

Secretary-Treasurer — D. S. Wetmore, Cons. 
Mining & Smelting Co., Trail, B.C. 


VANCOUVER AND DISTRICT 

Persident — Harry Boyce, 1830 South West 
Marine Drive, Station E., Vancouver, B.C. 

Secretary-Treasurer — R. J. A. Fricker, P.O. 
Box 160, Vancouver, B.C. 


VANCOUVER ALUMNAE 

President — Mrs. C. W. Marr, 2985 West 16th 
Ave., Vancouver, B.C. 

Secretary — Mrs. C. A. Manson, 4449 Marque- 
rite St., Vancouver, B.C. 

VICTORIA AND DISTRICT 

President — Dr. C. A. Watson, 3460 Bonair 
Place, Victoria, B.C. 
St., Victoria, B.C. 

Secretary-Treasurer — John Monteith, 1041 St. 
Charles St... Victoria. B.C. 


UNITED STATES 
NEW ENGLAND 
President — Dr. G. G. Garcelon, 483 Beacon 
Hill, Boston, Mass. 
Secretary — Bernard J. Rahilly, 185 Highland 
Ave., Winchester, Mass. 


NEW YORK 

President — Dr. E. Percy Aikman, General 
Chemical Division, Allied Chemical & Dye 
Corp., P.O. Box 149, Long Island City, N.Y. 

Secretary — Miss Mary Scott, 82 Christopher 
Street, New York, N.Y. 


ROCHESTER 

President — Dr. William M. Witherspoon, 451 
Park Ave., Rochester 7, N.Y. 

Secretary — Dr. Gordon M. Hemmett, Eastman 
Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y. 


PHILADELPHIA 

President — Dr. Garfield Duncan, 620 Carpen- 
ter Lane, Philadelphia, 17. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Dr. D. Alan Sampson, 
Episcopal Hospital, Front St. & Lehigh Ave., 
Philadelphia 25, Pa. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. 

President — Dr. Donald Thorn, Newington, Va. 
Secretary-Treasurer — Dr. Vincent T. Young, 
4818 Chevy Chase Drive, Maryland, D.C. 

DETROIT 
President — 


Secretary-Treasurer —- Robert  Agajeenian, 
16800 Fairfield Ave., Detroit 21, Mich. 

CHICAGO 

President — Dr. H. 0. Folkins, 319 College St., 
Crystal Lake, Ill. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Mrs. F. T. Coote, 820 
Milburn St., Evanston, Ill. 

MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL 

President — Dr. Peter Ward, The Charles T. 
Miller Hospital, 125 West College Ave., St. 
Paul, Minn. 

Secretary — G. J. Dodd, Jr., 4332 Coolidge 
Ave., Minneapolis 10, Minn. 

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 

President — H. A. Calkins, 5840 St. Paul 
Court, Oakland, Calif. 

Secretary — Mrs. Louis J. Ruschin, 4125 Park 
Blvd., Oakland, Calif. 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

President — Dr. Douglas McKinnon, 820 5th 
Ave,. Los Angeles 5. 

Secretary — Maurice H. Fleishman, 8844 West 
Olympic Blvd., Beverley Hills, Calif. 

WASHINGTON STATE 

President — Dr. Frank L. Horsfall, 1616-1617 
Medical & Dental Bldg., Times Square, 
Seattle 1, Wash. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Dr. Gordon B. O'Neil, 
1301 Spring St., Seattle, Wash. 


GREAT BRITAIN 
President — Dr. Thomas F. Cotton, 86 Brook 
St., London, W.1, Eng. 
Honorary Secretary — John H. Lincoln, ¢/o 
Strauss, Turnbull & Co., 36/8 Cornhill, Lon- 
don E.C. 3, England. 


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JAMAICA 

President — Dr. L. W. Fitzmaurice, Island 
Medical Officer, Kingston, Jamaica. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Dr. Leonard E. Arnold, 
Jamaica Hookworm Commission Headquarters 
House, Jamaica, B.W.I. 


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Construction view and 
diagram showing rotary 
table unit. This is the hub 
of a conveyor system 
between the log haulup, 
barkers, chippers and 
wood yard of a pulp mill, 


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This revolutionary machine is 
the first of the kind in the world. It is 
bringing increased efficiency and lower 


| costs to the operation of grading and nical resources are helping Canada to 

sorting pulpwood. maintain leadership: in many basic in- 
Designed by engineers of the dustries, 

Bathurst Power and Paper Company* Tackling out-of-the-ordinary 
and now in continuous use, its perform- jobs is a speciality with Dominion 
ance has far exceeded expectations. Bridge. Whether your problem involves 

The development, fabrication structural steel, mechanical handling, 
and erection of this outstanding project platework, combustion engineering—or 
is an example of the way in which a combination of all four—our unrivalled 
Dominion Bridge engineers and tech- resources are at your disposal. 


*Manufacturers of industrial paper boards. 


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} Plants at: VANCOUVER, CALGARY, WINNIPEG, TORONTO, OTTAWA, MONTREAL BRI 
| Assoc. Companies at: EDMONTON, SAULT STE. MARIE, QUEBEC, AMHERST j lee ‘D GE 


COMPANY Limtren 


Other Divisions: PLATEWORK, BOILER, WAREHOUSE, STRUCTURAL —_—_— 


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