Our oldest-living grad, Mary Cochrane, grad of '22, who turned 98 in January, along with her sister Irene McGeragle (grad of '34) and Irene's daughter Kim Randall. Both Mary and Irene were the Sr Girls' track champions in the Vancouver & District Inter-High Track Meet, although the Sr Girls' Aggregate Award was not officially awarded until the mid-1920s. As I have mentioned in the past, 14 year-old Mary won 5 events, including the Sr Girls 100 yards Open, in the 1920 meet in which she also broke five records. Irene broke Mary's Jr
60 yard dash record 11 years later on a cinder track with spikes. Mary set the record on grass with running shoes. The photo is taken at our Clan Macleod Vancouver Robbie Burns' Luncheon at the Richmond Winter Club on January 25. Mary came from Dumfrieshire, Scotland, with her parents to Vancouver about 1910.
Retired judge Wallace Craig, grad of 1949, will be our guest. He has just published his life story, entitled From Short Pants to Striped Trousers . Wallace Craig grew up in Fraserview in the vicinity of 54th and Nanaimo when there were few houses in the neighborhood. This was before extensive housing was built for veterans returning from the war in Fraserview. He attended Sir James Douglas Elementary. Following high school, Wallace Craig attended UBC and graduated with a law degree. He practised law in Vancouver until the mid-70s when he became a trial judge at the Main & Cordova Provincial Court in the heart of Vancouver's skid row (see attachments). Following 26 years on the bench Judge Craig retired. In the book he delivers a scathing attack on the present legal system for "coddling criminals" and allowing the area around Main & Hastings to deteriorate into a battle zone of drug dealers, drug addicts, and other derelicts. Wally Craig will be bringing copies of his book to the meeting (they sell for $20 each), and he will be explaining how the book was put together. The book is a great publication with lots of illustrations and memorable stories of growing up in Fraserview