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Chronicle
VOLUME 25, NO. 2, SUMMER 1971
5     THE UNCERTAIN FUTURE OF UBC's
NON-ENDOWING ENDOWMENT
LANDS Clive Cocking
10    A FORGOTTEN PEOPLE DEMAND
JUSTICE
The Palestinians and the Middle East
crisis Hanna Kassis
15     RALPH NADER: CONSUMER
CRUSADER
Highlights from an interview and a speech
18     UBC'S UNBEATABLE RUGBY'BIRDS Arv Olson
23     FACING THE FUTURE
Alumni association annual report
26     BOOKS
Reviews by Clive Cocking
and Viveca Ohm
29 LETTERS
30 SPOTLIGHT
EDITOR    Clive Cocking, BA'62
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University Endowment Lands—bushland for another 48 years?
The
Uncertain
Future Of
UBCs
Non-endowing
Endowment
Lands
"DRiTiSH Columbia seems to have
-L* become a happy hunting ground
for real estate sharpies who want to
exploit public land for profit. At least
that's the way it looks from the number of big land controversies we've
had recently involving charges of misuse and giveaways of public land. A
year or so ago it was Cypress Bowl.
This year the big controversy involves the proposed Four Seasons
hotel/apartment complex adjacent
to Stanley Park.
Will next year's land controversy
involve the University Endowment
Lands?
Right now that may sound a bit
fanciful, but many people in the university community and in the endowment area, in fact, do fear that something like this might happen—that
they might wake up some morning to
discover the endowment lands sewed
up in some deal that may horrify the
public. This fear, however, is not
based on any inside information. It is
based only on nagging suspicion,
doubt and mistrust of the government authorities involved—feelings
reinforced by the recent controversies.
The problem is that nobody really
knows what is to happen to the endowment lands in future. Members of
the university community and residents of the area are well aware that
this large tract of land—overlooking
both English Bay and the Fraser
River a mere 15-minute drive from
downtown Vancouver—is one of the
most valuable and attractive pieces of
real estate in North America. Both
groups consequently are keenly jealous of what happens to the 1,700
Clive Cocking bush-covered, undeveloped acres of
land in the area—though for different reasons.
Endowment lands residents rightly
feel that they have a very pleasant
residential community and they don't
want any new developments that
would destroy that. The University
also favors high quality development,
but above all it would like to get some
benefit from the land—and therein
lies a long tale of frustration.
For 48 years UBC has waited to
receive its endowment from the University Endowment Lands on Point
Grey—but in vain. So little has been
done to bring this possibility nearer,
in fact, that many in the university
community have come to doubt that
UBC will ever get a nickel—or any
other benefit—from the provincial
land set aside by government statute
for its endowment.
Several developments early this
year have tended to heighten this
concern. First, the University Endowment Lands schools were incorporated into the Vancouver school
system. Then it was revealed that a
subdivision being built on 17 acres of
endowment land formerly owned by
the Society of Jesus (the provincial
government sold it to the Jesuits in
1931 for a school) was to be joined
to Vancouver. Finally, in February,
came the announcement from provincial Lands Minister Ray Williston
that negotiations would be opened
with Vancouver to incorporate into
the city the 700-odd acres of developed UEL residential land.
These developments provoked
anxious questions. Was this the thin
edge of the wedge? Was it only a matter of time before the remaining undeveloped area would be taken over
by Vancouver? If so, how would the
University ever get an endowment income out of the land—let alone the
right kind of developments in the
area? The anxiety lingers on in the
university community.
The 2,600 residents of the endowment lands are none too happy with
the turn of events either. Says Allan
Kelly, president of the UEL Ratepayers Association: "The possibility
of this land being turned over to the
city is of great concern to us—their
track record is not very good." UEL
residents feel they have nothing to
gain and everything to lose from
amalgamation with Vancouver. The
standards of services may drop. And
there's the danger that profit-hungry
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developers would get in to exploit
the undeveloped areas in undesire-
able ways.
There is no doubt that all kinds of
groups have been yearning for years
to get a piece of the UEL for their
own use. Vancouver city council's
special committee on the University
Endowment Lands, of course, has
been steadily pushing for Vancouver
to take in all of it. Vancouver Park
Board has been after a section for a
park. Just recently the Point Grey
SPEC organization launched a campaign to have virtually the entire undeveloped area turned into a regional
park. And, of course, real estate interests have made countless proposals, ranging from single projects
such as a recent hotel/convention
centre (now fallen through) to
grandiose, multi-million dollar schemes for total UEL development.
But on his part, provincial Lands
Minister Ray Williston emphasizes
that there will be no giveaways. "I
realize," he said, "that the Vancouver
civic administration, the regional
parks and everybody else looks very
covetously at the University Endowment Lands and hopes that they are
going to be turned over to them for
their profit, but in no way can this be
done. It's beyond my jurisdiction to
pass over the endowment lands to
anybody because by statute they are
set aside hopefully to provide funds
for the university." The government,
in other words, remains dedicated to
the basic principle that any future
development of the 1,700 undeveloped UEL acres must provide
endowment income to the university.
Williston justifies the decision to
work toward incorporation of the developed endowment lands within
Vancouver on the basis of financial
reality. The homes in the area, the
cluster near Blanca Street and the
larger section adjacent to the University, are all owned out right and thus
provide no endowment income.
"There seems no practical way," he
points out, "in which the area now
developed could ever be made to endow the University and hence there
is no valid reason why it should remain unorganized territory." In addition, he said, the efficient servicing of
the land as a separate administrative
unit has been a constant problem.
And far from providing an endowment, the area, according to Williston, has still not generated enough
revenue to repay the amount origi
nally invested by the government in
its development. "I think the true
state of the balance sheet is something like $2 million in the red," he
said.
Williston, of course, also justifies
the move on the grounds that for too
long the UEL residents have been
"subsidized" by other B.C. taxpayers, in that being unorganized territory their taxes have been lower
than for people in comparable homes
in Vancouver. And this year, the
government boosted UEL assessments to bring them more on a par
with Vancouver.
But UEL residents firmly reject
the "subsidy" charge. "It's a lot of
complete nonsense," says Kelly.
"We're paying all our own expenses
and subsidizing the University." He
argues that UEL residents have long
paid a higher share than warranted
for fire and police protection, since
these services are mainly for the University's benefit.
The big questions, however, still
hang fire. Are all the endowment
lands ultimately to be merged with
Vancouver? How will the undeveloped areas be developed? Will UBC
receive endowment income from
them? Williston admits that these are
issues that he has been "agonizing"
over in recent months.
Vancouver council's special committee on the endowment lands, of
course, wants complete eventual
amalgamation. Alderman Halford
Wilson, chairman of the committee,
says they have suggested to the government a plan whereby Vancouver's
boundaries would be progressively
extended westward as the endowment lands are developed. The committee has so far resisted the government's proposal to take over the developed UEL areas; they argue that
it would not be efficient to try to administer two separate residential
areas without also controlling the undeveloped bushland that lies between. In other words, the committee
wants control of the northern half of
the endowment lands—the area between the University and Blanca
Street north of University Boulevard—and the government is not
ready to surrender it.
To Aid. Wilson, amalgamation is
a logical step and one bound to lead
to greater efficiency in administration
of the UEL and perhaps also of the
western section of the city. He discounts the possibility of financial gain Henry Hudson
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Vancouver and the endowment lands—getting too close for comfort? Many fear amalgamation will bring undesire-
able real estate development and loss of any hope of endowment income to UBC.
to the city from such a development.
"I don't see the city gaining in any
financial way as a result of amalgamation," he said. "On the contrary,
it could cost money for expanded
services. The taxes in the area are
paid to provide services, not to make
a profit."
However, it's clear that high density development—hotels, apartments, shopping centres and so on—
could provide the city with a very
healthy boost in tax revenue, particularly if real estate developers, and not
the city, paid for installation of
necessary utilities and other facilities. The city could practically guarantee this if it had control, through
zoning, of future endowment lands
development.
And control, in Williston's view, is
what they want. "The city of Vancouver would be very very happy to
have jurisdiction over the endowment lands and over the University at
a price," he said. "The price is control of the lands."
The city is not likely to get this.
But it does appear that the provincial
government is looking very favorably
on the possibility to total, eventual
amalgamation of the UEL with Vancouver. Williston points out, however, that "there would have to be a
firm understanding as to how these
lands would be handled before the
jurisdiction of the lands was turned
over." Their development would
have to be handled in such a way as
to provide endowment income to the
University.
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The University's official position
on how it feels the endowment lands
should be developed is not, at this
stage, public knowledge. A presidential advisory committee on the University Endowment Lands examined
the issue early this year and submitted a report to President Walter
Gage. The University has conveyed
its position, based on this report, to
Lands Minister Williston, and feels
it is not proper to make its views public as the minister has not yet studied
the statement.
The likelihood of total, comprehensive development of the endowment lands, however, appears as far
off as it ever did. The provincial government has neither a master plan on
which it is prepared to proceed, nor
any money to spark the development.
Nor does the government appear
very close to deciding what arrangements should be made to ensure the
University derives a good endowment income from the land.
Among the several master plans
put forward for UEL development
the one most favored by the provincial government was the 1963 Webb
and Knapp (Canada) Ltd. scheme.
Under the plan, the company proposed to invest $300 million developing the area into 10 self-contained
neighborhoods, an office-research
complex and a cultural-commercial
town centre. The land would all be
handled on lease and would provide
UBC with about $3 million income a
year after 15 years. The company,
however, has since gone bankrupt.
Provincial government authorities in
dicated recently that some modification of this scheme might form the
best basis for development.
But even less close to solution is
the question of arrangements to provide the best possible endowment to
UBC. At one time—in 1965—the
government indicated it might establish and fund a Universities Real
Estate Development Corporation to
do the job. It was envisaged that the
corporation would earn endowment
income for all three public universities from a downtown government
office tower and from development
of the UEL. But the Universities
Real Estate Development Corporation Act, while drafted, was never
proclaimed.
If the merger with Vancouver is
brought about, it's recognized that
something like this corporation may
have to be set up to handle the endowment income. On his part, Aid.
Wilson points out that there need be
no concern regarding loss of endowment if the merger took place. He
maintains the ownership of the land
could stay in the hands of the corporation, or some similar agency,
with the university deriving income
from lease rentals and the city collecting taxes in the normal fashion.
The government authorities (and
those of the university, undoubtedly)
are also concerned that the endowment income presently envisaged is
not very great. An annual income of
about $3 million 15 years after the
start of development doesn't seem to
be worth all the bother. In this regard, Municipal Affairs Minister Dan Campbell believes the authorities
should take a real hard-nosed attitude with any future developer proposing to take on the UEL. The object, he maintains, must be to maximize the return to the University. "In
my view, a developer should have to
put up a very substantial sum of
money which would do nothing but
provide an endowment fund," Campbell said. This, he said, should be
paid at the start for the privilege of
developing the land. "In addition,
there would have to be on-going lease
rental income going to the University
as the scheme progressed."
This is an approach that may well
meet favor with University authorities.
It's easy to understand, then, why
there has been so little progress toward UEL development. And yet
there is one bright spot—the possibility of an industrial-research park
developing in the southern corner of
the endowment lands adjacent to the
UBC campus.
The B.C. Research Council has
established its new headquarters
there. UBC plans to establish its
larger future research facilities near
by in the south campus—the TRIU-
MF cyclotron research team has already started construction of its
building in the area. And recently
there have been strong steps by at
least two major B.C. companies to
establish research facilities on endowment lands. The endowment
lands administration and the department of lands have blocked out 100
acres for a research park and two five
acre sites have tentatively been spoken for.
The development of a research
park is something many university
people favor. Aside from the possibility of endowment income, it
could provide opportunities for graduate student training. And the mixing
of university researchers with industrial researchers could be very stimulating. As Dr. John Warren, UBC
professor of physics and director of
TRIUMF, says: "It might bring university scientists down to earth regarding the problems of society." A
research park could also foster more
applied research at UBC and the
creation of new, sophisticated products and industries. Williston favors
the development: "I think we should
be the top wood researchers on this
continent. We're now one of the top
producers and therefore we should
be one of the top researchers. This
has always been a dream of mine."
Aside from this bright spot, the
rest of the endowment lands question
remains in limbo. What its future is
to be is still undecided. The provincial government is clearly not ready
to put up millions of dollars of "seed"
money to launch comprehensive development of the land. It seems then
that it's going to be up to private
developers. Which, in the absence of
a master plan and in the present
climate of real estate wheeling and
dealing, isn't too encouraging. The
current attitude of concern and vigilance on the part of the university
community and the endowment lands
residents is not misplaced.
The University Endowment Lands
clearly have the potential of becoming a magnificent urban environment, a "university city", capable of
providing the University with a good
endowment income. But it's going to
take planning, imagination and,
above all, leadership. And that is the
ingredient that is really missing. □
"Comment is free but facts are sacred"
CHARLES PRESWICH SCOTT (1846-1932)
Charles Scott was a newspaperman who loved the pursuit of truth above all
else. Writing in the Manchester Guardian on May 6, 1926, he said that a newspaper's primary office is "the gathering of news. At the peril of its soul it must
see that the supply is not tainted. Neither in what it gives, nor in what it does
not give, nor in the mode of its presentation, must the unclouded face of truth
suffer wrong. Comment is free but facts are sacred." It is a quest The Sun
continues to pursue with all its resources.
SEE IT IN THE A Forgotten People Demand Justice
The Palestinians and the Middle East Crisis
ONE OF THE MOST BITTER leSSOnS
history teaches is that conflicts
that lead to the outbreak of war are
not resolved by war. War solves nothing. Past experience, particularly in
this century, also shows that the termination of battle is not synonymous
with peace and that any peace settlement that does not take into serious
account all the factors that in the first
place led to war will not be a lasting
peace. But these are lessons that the
world has yet to fully learn. Nowhere
is this more strikingly evident today
than in the troubled Middle East.
There is today a great deal of optimistic talk about the possibility of "a
just and lasting peace" being achieved
in the Middle East and particularly in
that portion that historically and culturally has come to be known as
Palestine. But it is only talk. There is
little real action being taken toward
this goal. The fact is that a vital element in the situation is being, and has
been, consistently ignored: the plight
of the displaced Palestinians.
Attention has been focussing on
the peace missions of Gunnar Jarring, Special Representative in the
Middle East of the Secretary General
of the United Nations, and William
Rogers, the U.S. Secretary of State.
They have been endeavoring to bring
into implementation the Security
Council Resolution adopted unanimously by Council members on November 22, 1967. In the resolution,
whose author was Lord Caradon,
former British Minister of Foreign
Affairs and permanent representative
at the United Nations, the Security
Council affirmed that the establishment of a just and lasting peace in the
Middle East should be based on:
• Withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the
recent conflict;
• Termination of all claims or states
of belligerency and respect for the
HANNA KASSIS
acknowledgement of sovereignty,
territorial integrity and political
independence of every state in the
area and their right to live in peace
within secure and recognized
boundaries free from threats or
acts of force.
The   resolution   also   affirmed   the
necessity for:
• guaranteeing freedom of navigation through international waterways in the area;
• achieving a just settlement of the
refugee problem;
• guaranteeing the territorial inviolability and political independence of every state in the area,
through measures including the
establishment of demilitarized
zones.
As the proposed foundation for a
just and lasting peace in the Middle
East, this resolution unfortunately
contains many flaws. It says nothing,
for example, concerning the city of
10 Jerusalem. Should it be redivided?
Kept united? Under whose jurisdiction? Nor does the resolution explain
what is meant by "secure and recognized boundaries". As a result, it has
so far failed to bring about permanent peace in the area. But even if
some of the internal difficulties of the
resolution were to be overcome, it is
my firm conviction that it will continue to fail to realize peace in Palestine.
For one thing, the resolution assumes that the conflict started in
1967 and thus addresses itself to the
outcome of that conflict, and does
not take into account the events of
the two decades that elapsed between
1967 and the foundation of the state
of Israel in 1947-48. It also assumes
that the conflict is between Israel on
the one hand, and Egypt, Jordan and
Syria on the other, that is a conflict
between states. But more important
is the fact that the resolution treats
the problem largely as a territorial
issue and disregards the human
aspect: the Palestinians.
The resolution merely affirms "the
necessity for achieving a just settlement of the refugee problem". It does
not specify in any manner what is
meant by a just settlement; it does not
make any reference to the 1948
General Assembly resolution (which
had been restated at every General
Assembly annual meeting until
1967) which states that "the refugees
wishing to return to their homes and
live at peace with their neighbors
should be permitted to do so at the
earliest practicable date, and that
compensation should be paid for the
property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to
property which, under principles of
international law or in equity, should
be made good by the governments or
authorities responsible."
The Resolution of the Security
Council, by making the human issue
peripheral to the territorial issue, is
destined to fail.
I maintain, as do a number of
authorities working in the Middle
East representing foreign governments or UN agencies, that the solution of the human side of the conflict
is the only key to a "just and lasting
peace" in Palestine.
It must be stated unequivocally
that by the "human side of the conflict" I do not simply mean the compensation of the refugees, their repatriation, or their resettlement in other
countries. I think it is an oversimplification to assume that the majority
of the refugees will accept a permanent solution to the problem in those
terms.
The human conflict in this respect
rather stems from the fact that three
communities lay equally legitimate
claims on religious and historical
grounds to Palestine, and that these
communities have not as yet found
the political means whereby they all
are able to satisfy and accommodate
their claims. This is not a new discovery. It has been observed and acclaimed by such notable Zionists as
Chaim Weizmann, the first President
of the State of Israel, the late Martin
Buber, the leading Jewish Hassidic
thinker, and the late Judah Magnes,
the first President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The latter two
have argued that fulfilment of the
Jewish hope for return to the Land
does not have to be accomplished
either by use of force or by the creation of a separate Jewish state. What
is overlooked is the fact that the
Christian and Muslim Palestinians
also have a legitimate claim to the
same land.
Without any desire to become entangled in semantics, I believe it can
be said that none of these three communities can be clearly isolated ethnically or nationally. On the contrary,
each is a mosaic of ethnic backgrounds. Neither the term "Arab"
nor the term "Jew" could be defended
as ethnic or national designations.
Thus we are faced with the claims
to the one land (not to parts of it but
to the whole land) by Jews, Muslims
and Christians speaking two main
languages, Hebrew and Arabic, and
coming from a variety of national
and ethnic backgrounds. Herein lies
the crux of the problem. How can the
claim of any one of these three communities to the whole land be met
without prejudicing the claim of the
others?
In 1947 the UN General Assembly answered this question by voting
in favor of partitioning Palestine and
internationalizing Jerusalem. No
machinery was set up by the UN to
carry out its resolution. No one paid
any attention to the fact that the creation of two states in Palestine, one
Arab-speaking and the other Jewish,
would deprive members of both of
the satisfaction of being a citizen of
the one, undivided land to which both
groups  are historically  and religi- ously deeply attached. No one saw
the fact that had these two separate
states come into existence in the manner which had been hoped, in each
there would have been a minority of
people who would belong to the other
state by the terms of the logic of partition: Jews in the Arabic-speaking
state and Arabic-speaking people in
the Jewish state. Worst of all, the
consent of the Arabic-speaking Palestinians was not secured for the partitioning of the Land. The mood in
1947 was justifiably that of gloom.
The world Jewish community had
just emerged from the darkness of
the holocaust. The long and bitter
encounter between the Jews and
Europe had finally found its inevitable culmination at the cost of millions of lives. The partition of Palestine was therefore to be undertaken
as an act of atonement.
Western countries (including Russia) found it necessary to support
partition to atone for their treatment
of the Jews during the past 19 centuries. One evil (partition without
consent) was committed to pay for
another  evil.
What, then, is to be done?
Two proposals have so far been
suggested. The first—a very nonsensical one—calls for the destruction of the state of Israel and "throwing the Israelis into the sea". This
type of talk has been espoused by
those who are not involved meaningfully in finding a solution to the problem. This may be attributed to what
one may call the rhetoric of destructive anger. Although it should not be
taken seriously, one cannot but be
deeply alarmed by it.
The other proposal has been that
promulgated by the state of Israel. It
calls for the signing of a peace treaty
by the combatants (the Arab states
and Israel) which would secure the
recognition of Israel's sovereignty,
the termination of all acts or words of
belligerency, the freedom of navigation for Israel through the Suez Canal
and Straits of Tiran, and the retention
of Jerusalem.
Israel made it very clear that it
would not accept the return of the
refugees nor would it tolerate a state
of affairs where the Jewish nature of
the state would be altered.
Senator Mark Hatfield of Oregon
in a speech in the U.S. Senate on June
13, 1970 said, "During my visit to
Israel in 1968 Premier Eshkol told
me   that   non-Jews   cannot   be   al-
12 lowed to live in large numbers in
Israel... let alone participate in the
government." This sentiment has
been repeated to the press by many
Israeli   leaders.
An alternative to both these proposals is offered today by the Palestine Revolution. It calls for, according to an official Al-Fateh statement,
the "creation of a democratic, non-
sectarian state where Christians,
Jews and Moslems can live, work and
worship without discrimination".
The idea of a bi-national Palestine in
which Jews and Arabs could live side
by side had already been proposed as
the alternative to two separate states
by such leading Jewish thinkers as
Martin Buber and Judah Magnes.
More recently, Uri Avneri, a mem
ber of the Israeli Knesset, or Parliament, has been advocating a similar
view, namely the de-zionization of
Israel and the creation of a bi-
national state or a federation of two
states.
In terms of territory, the New
Palestine proposed by the Revolution
would comprise Palestine as it was
before 1948, namely the area extending from the Mediterranean on the
west to the River Jordan on the east,
and from the internationally recognized boundary with Lebanon and
Syria on the north to the internationally recognized boundary with
Egypt on the south.
In terms of people it would include: "All Jews, Moslems and
Christians living in Palestine or for
cibly exiled from it will have the right
to Palestinian citizenship. This guarantees the right of all exiled Palestinians to return to their land whether
they were born in Palestine or in
exile, regardless of their present
nationality." This means, as well,
that all Jewish Palestinians—at present Israelis—will have the same
citizenship rights provided they reject Zionism and fully agree to live
as Palestinians in the New Palestine.
"The Revolution," according to Al-
Fateh, "rejects the supposition that
only Jews who lived in Palestine prior
to 1948 or 1914 and their descendants are acceptable."
Questions have inevitably been
raised concerning the role religion
will play in the new state. The Revo-
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13 lution speaks of a non-sectarian
state: "The New Palestine is not to
be built around three state religions
or two nationalities. Rather, it will
simply provide freedom from religious oppression and freedom to
practice religion without discrimina-
tion .
The Revolution calls for a new
society in Palestine in which would
be proclaimed "the primacy of the
human person over the politico-
juridical abstraction of statehood".
What it calls for may sound rhetorical to many westerners. But here one
has to look into the manner in which
Middle Eastern (including Israeli)
societies are structured. Sectarianism, race, social and economic backgrounds, and sex play a dominant
role in determining a person's function in society. The Revolution aims
at bringing about a radical change in
these areas by self-education. It has
been observed by the western press
that nowhere in the Arab world can
they find more tolerant attitudes toward the Jews than among the
Ashbal (the 8-16 year olds in the
Palestine refugee camps in Jordan
and Lebanon who have been tutored
by the Revolution). This desire for
change in a traditional society, which
change is to be extended to all Arab
countries, poses a threat not only to
the state of Israel but to any Arab
country in which the ideas of the
Revolution are disseminated.
As a result Egypt banned from
Egyptian territory broadcasts by the
Revolution aimed at Israel. Jordan
engaged the Palestinians in open warfare and Lebanon continues to attempt to curb their activities. In Israel
the picture is more complex. Officials
in Israel have at times denied publicly the existence of the Palestinians.
In an interview with Frank Giles of
the Sunday Times in 1969, Mrs. Gol-
da Meir stated, "There was no such
thing as Palestinians. ... It was not
as though there was a Palestinian
people in Palestine considering itself
as a Palestinian people and we came
and threw them out and took their
country away from them. They did
not exist".
The situation is different, however,
outside official circles. Even the work
of Uri Avneri mentioned above, is
engaging many Israelis (especially
among the younger generations) in
serious thought. The concept of the
New Palestine as promulgated by the
Palestine Revolution is beginning to
14
find support in university and intellectual circles in Israel and among
many Jewish friends around the
world. The opposition is, nevertheless, massive. At no time has an idea
opposing the Zionist nature of the
state of Israel engaged as many writers as has opposition to the teachings
of the Revolution. Some Israeli
circles have correctly stated that this
is the most dangerous threat to the
state of Israel in its current form of
existence. The threat is not military
but ideological.
The Revolution has, unfortunately, come to be associated in the
minds of many people only with its
guerrilla activities. The news media
have focused more attention on such
events as the hijacking of aircraft by
the Palestine Front for the Liberation
of Palestine (one of twelve or so
groups within the framework of the
Revolution) or the inhumane shooting at the school bus by the same
organization. Within the Revolution
there are several different groups that
at times radically disagree with one
another on both methods of action
and ideology. For example, PFLP is
Marxist, whereas Al-Fateh, the
majority group, is free from any external ideology. The purpose of guerrilla activity according to the Revolution is to shock people, especially in
Israel, into serious thinking about the
plight of the displaced Palestinians
and the objectives of their revolution.
Al-Fateh attempts in its guerrilla
activities "to maximize noise and
minimize casualties". However, the
Revolution has itself been reconsidering the wisdom of the use of
arms in its struggle. It has correctly
realized that, as in any revolution, its
military activities could get out of
hand and blur its ultimate goal or lose
sight of it altogether. As a result it has
attempted, with considerable success,
to tone down the activities of its military branch and to keep even the
most extreme groups under some
control.
How does one assess this Revolution? Naturally, the only correct
assessment would have to await implementation of the ideals of the
Revolution and that, by admission of
the revolutionaries themselves, is
very distant. One can only assess it,
therefore, as an ideology. For it to be
feasible, "it must be acceptable to all
parties concerned, as well as to the
people of the world as an interested
third party. It must be shown that it
will work. ... If the democratic and
progressive New Palestine is Utopian, then the Palestinian guerrillas
and camp dwellers are practising
Utopian living".
For the past fifty years, and specifically since 1948, Jews and Arabs
have been engaged in a destructive
exchange of mistrust and hate.
Throughout that period and until
1967 the Arab speaking Palestinian
could not formulate or express his
views openly. His self-appointed
spokesmen were either Arab governments to whom he was, and still is,
alien or quasi-feudal lords and
landed-families who could not articulate his feeling. The defeat of the
Arab armies in 1967 gave him the
opportunity to speak. The Revolution was the fruition of his long and
bitter experience as a "non-entity".
Today, Fateh is engaged in serious
discussions with several Arab governments concerning the civil rights
of the Jews in these countries.
There are, naturally, myriads of
questions that could be raised. To
maintain the democratic nature of
the new state they must be answered
in the future by Arab-speaking and
Jewish Palestinians. What is important at this stage is the fact that the
Palestinian is emerging from his prolonged humiliation as the proud new
man in the Middle East. So far he has
scored his first victory. Formerly any
language of accommodation with the
Jew was tantamount to treason. Today he seeks to start a dialogue which
will provide the path toward maturity and fulfilment. The destructive
rhetoric of hate is replaced by the
language of his "utopian" dream. For
this dream to come true the Palestine
Revolution must secure the willing
and active co-operation not only of
the Israelis but of all men of good
will. □
Dr. Kassis is a Palestinian who
teaches archeology of the Middle
East at UBC. Born in Gaza 39 years
ago, he was forced out of his homeland by the 1948 war—he left it on
a British tank. Dr. Kassis received
his undergraduate education at the
American University in Beirut,
Lebanon, and his doctorate in Near
Eastern Studies at Harvard. Ralph Nader
Consumer Crusader
/Canada can say goodbye to its
^ beautiful British Columbia coastline if the plan to ship Alaskan oil
down the coast goes ahead. Massive
oil slicks will inevitably occur, devastating the beaches and marine ecology. This is the firm conviction of
Ralph Nader, the noted American
consumer affairs crusader.
Nader made the comments in an
interview with the Chronicle prior to
speaking to 1,000 persons at the
May 19 annual meeting of the UBC
Alumni Association, held in the
Hotel Vancouver. At the meeting, he
gave a hard-hitting, frequently witty,
speech on environmentalism and
consumerism—and was rewarded
with a standing ovation.
In the interview, Nader urged
Canadians to join with American
protest groups in demanding an end
to the Alaskan oil shipment scheme.
He also intimated that the Canadian
government frequently fails to stand
up for its rights in cases involving its
American neighbor. In the interview,
highlights of which follow, he was
asked how Canada should react to
issues such as the Alaska oil question,
Skagit Valley, and the Amchitka
nuclear blast where the country is in
conflict with its giant neighbor.
Nader replied:
First, Canada should react as an
independent entity, which oft times
it only gives lip service to. Americans
often view Canada as a resource to be
used, like water, like a place to run a
pipeline through. As a small country
next to a giant, Canada's options are
fairly limited, but I think you're not
using all your options. For instance,
you should begin convening meetings
between the United States and Canada dealing with environmental problems in order to give them maximum
visibility at an early point of time,
before the crunch comes and it's too
late.
I think there are times when the
pollution stateside flowing into Canada is so imbalanced and heavy that
Canada might well consider taking
these controversies to the World
Court and sue the United States.
Canada has a very good opportunity
of not repeating many of the mistakes Americans have made. It also
has an opportunity to develop international law, which is very important
in the pollution area.
But it often seems that in these issues—such as the Alaskan oil shipment scheme—that we are greeted
with fait accompli—that the decisions have been made.
The decision as to your last point
has not yet been made. There are
groups in the United States valiantly
fighting the development of an Alaskan pipeline and the flow of oil
through the northwest and they need
help. If Canada has that much of a
stake, then you should help. They
need funds, they need manpower and
they can win—just like the SST was
defeated by a handful of dedicated
citizens and experts. And the decision will be made in the next few
months. Otherwise, Canada can forget about its coastline; it's going to be
regularly subjected to oil spills
You can imagine what will happen
to the fishing resource also. Oil is a
serious contaminant in water, it
breaks down into carcinogenic components, which get into the food
cycle via the fish, and the more that is
studied about oil spills, the more
devastating the ecological consequences have been found to be. And
with the present ridiculously inadequate standards of oil tanker construction, with the lack of adequate
safety standards for the pipeline itself, with the carelessness of dumping
waste oil into the water, there is going
to be an inescapable and continuing
devastation of one of the last few,
beautiful, natural spots on the North
American continent.
What is your impression of conditions in the consumer movement in
Canada—are they better or worse
than in the U.S.?
15 If anything, they're worse because
American companies, at least, don't
behave as well in Canada as they are
compelled to do in the United States.
For example, there was a time when
the parent companies had to put on
auto exhaust systems because the law
required it in the U.S., but the law
didn't require it in Canada. So they
were building the same cars here and
refusing to do it. In many areas,
Canada is a step behind the United
States, although in the drug area I
think you're a little ahead.
There are a number of reasons for
this. One is that absentee ownership
is always more difficult to control—-
and the American owners of Canadian plants are in that category. Second, the Canadian Parliament just
doesn't have the tradition of investigation that many congressional subcommittees have      And  then
there's a little bit of a stronger consumer movement in the U.S.—why I
just don't know.
In your view, how serious is the
pollution problem in the United
States?
Very serious. Pollution of the
general environment is beginning to
be detected in our food, like mercury
in swordfish, tunafish and many
fresh-water fish, and in our drinking
water. In the U.S. there is strong evidence of rising parts per million of
heavy metal residues in drinking
water—cadmium, mercury, zinc,
arsenic, pesticides and detergent.
This is quite apart from serious air
pollution problems. Rates of emphysema, bronchitis and bronchial asthma are skyrocketing in our cities,
particularly in the most polluted
areas like the slums.
The main thrust of your work is to
achieve more just treatment for the
individual citizen in the present economic and social system. You are
satisfied then that the system can be
reformed?
I don't believe the system is going
to stay the way it is—it's changing all
the time. We have far more corporate
socialism in the United States than
we have capitalism. We have far
more controlled markets than we
have open markets; far more closed
enterprise systems than open enterprise systems. What we've got to do
is begin developing the kinds of
power that get results whether it's
government power, corporate power,
or union power. The idea is to avoid
rigid ideological camps and to de-
16
velop the kind of citizen access and
pressures that will achieve the kind
of society that we want. So I don't
identify or recognize any one system.
I've seen, for example, too many
illustrations of systems being corrupted even though on paper they're
ideal. We have corrupt labor unions.
Even consumer co-ops turn into
bureaucracies. My interest is in
making power accountable, responsible and above all, insecure. No
power can be responsible unless it's
insecure, unless it's capable of being
lost.
Where are you politically?
Not on any spectrum. I'm neither
Republican nor Democrat. Politically, I'm where my conscience takes
me.
Esquire magazine talks about you
as a potential future president of the
United States. Do you think you
might ever enter politics?
I am not interested personally in
any elected office. I think that work
has to be done—some people have to
do this citizenship organization work.
We're talking about a completely
new concept of citizenship action—
full-time citizenship roles as well as
community organizations. That's
what I think is going to be decisive.
Right now the question of who's
going to become the rtext president of
the United States is about as exciting
as who's going to become the next
president of General Motors, which
isn't very exciting.
You've been described as a conspicuous non-consumer—are you?
Yes, I suppose so. I only consume
what I need, not what I want. And I
believe in preaching what you practice, which is much more difficult
than practising what you preach.
I don't have a car; I don't have
television. I eat the kind of foods
which result in very little waste disposal, packages, cans, and things like
that. I avoid that as much as possible.
My consumer needs are very simple.
In his speech, Nader re-emphasized the need for people to adopt a
new kind of citizenship. He also said
there was a need for a revolution in
conception about pollution, for it not
to be viewed as a matter of aesthetics
but of forced consumption of harmful materials. Nader said the balance
of power in consumerism and en-
vironmentalism favored the violators,
rather than ordinary citizens. He attributed this to the technological
complexity of new products, the dif
ficulty in getting through with complaints to corporations, the fact that
the legal system is not geared to
small complaints and the fact that big
business in the U.S. is so influential
in government circles. He particularly hammered this latter point in
his speech, excerpts of which follow.
Washington basically can be described as an awfully good investment
for big business, Congress being the
best investment of all. For about
$400 million you can buy the U.S.A.
in terms of elections and in terms of
regulatory appointees. It is amazing
how in these days of inflation it is
such a cheap, bargain price. One department after another can be analyzed and described by an accountant
as an accounts receivable for one industry or another. The Department
of Interior breathes, thrives for the
oil industry. It also does most of the
research for the coal industry, compliments of the the U.S. taxpayer.
The Department of Agriculture, once
developed to help the poor, struggling farmer, now ladles out billions of
dollars to large agro-business corporations and helps do promotional
work for various pesticides.
The very nature of our government is being transformed. It isn't
just a Teapot Dome scandal once in
awhile. It's a steady, constant distortion of the governmental process.
When a company like Lockheed that
sells 95 per cent of its products to the
U.S. government and has such cost
over-runs from $1.5 billion to $3.5
billion on the C5A cargo plane and
the General Accounting Office of
Congress documents one massive
hundred million dollar waste after
another, and then when the company
is on the verge of bankruptcy it hoists
the American flag, pleads the national security, and asks Congress for
another $250 million loan guaranteed, it is as if the cry of mismanagement is as obsolete in the United
States as the Australian dodo. In
effect, that's exactly what it is.
So we go through one government
agency after another and we've seen
the revolution, that's the revolution
against the public. It's a silent one.
That's always the most effective type
of revolution. They don't need to go
into the streets or to riot. What we've
seen is a fundamental transformation
of government from an arm's length
relationship with its public to a government that is supported by large
campaign funds—that in  effect is supported by the kind of business
pressure that has become a textured
part of the governing process itself.
There has developed very skilful
representations in government for
special interest groups, but almost
none for the consumer/ordinary
citizen in the various environmental
and consumer issues. This situation is
made more difficult by a new, invisible dimension to consumer problems.
Food is a good example. What is
really happening to our food products? To what extent are processing
techniques depriving the natural food
products of basic nutrients without
putting equivalents in return? To
what extent is the food processing
industry not developing detection
systems to spot environmental contaminations like mercury in fish? To
what extent is the food industry
adulterating their products, from citrus juices to processed meats to
poultry. Never has air, water and fat
sold for such high supermarket prices
as at the present time.
Industry can afford to prevent
these problems developing, and the
sophisticated technology is either already available or can be developed.
These are not the issues.
The issue is basically the inability
of corporations to reduce the violence that they perpetrate on their
neighbor's property and health and
safety through pollution if it doesn't
increase sales or decrease costs. This
is the dual motivation to corporate
innovation. And as long as the air,
water, and land can be used as private industrial sewers at no cost to
the company, the incentive just isn't
there. What we've got to do is turn
this incentive around and, by a variety of legal and other devices, make it
more costly to pollute than it is not to
pollute.
Increasingly people are becoming
aware that industry has no right—
legal, moral, ethical—-to pollute its
surrounding environment, without at
least paying compensation. But the
issue goes beyond this. Top scientists are seeing very serious grounds
for concern about the future.
They talk in almost cataclysmic
terms. They talk in terms of irreversible tides of stillbirths and deformed
babies if we keep going the way we
are in the next decade or two. Indeed,
they are already talking in terms of
increased rates of those kinds of disabilities. And many of these disabilities don't cry out like the victims in a
street crime situation. How do you
measure, for example, a 10 per cent
decline in a child's mental acuity due
to some genetic impact or some environmental impact? We are beginning to be able to measure some of
these things, like the lead-base paint
poisoning of some 300,000 children
in the U.S. every year.
That wasn't even a statistic three
years ago. Suddenly we have discovered this new dimension of environmental violence. But how long
can we continue listening to corporate executives constantly trying to
poo-poo the risks, assuming that if
you don't know what the risk is, then
automatically it's okay? Who is going
to pay the price if they're wrong?
People with power are not being
held accountable for the consequences of their actions—and that is the
great gap in our legal systems, and I
include Canada in that description.
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been paying too much attention
to business and the high cost of
living, you don't know about Donn
Spence's first fifteen.
Well, it's about time you knew
about them.
They're ordinary students, really.
Ordinary athletes, individually. Collectively, they were something else
this past season, something extraordinary. They formed a closely-
knit clique, an on-campus coterie
which burst forth as the University
of British Columbia's most successful team in most recent years.
They formed UBC's Thunderbird
rugby team. Some rugby team,
Donn Spence's first fifteen turned
out to be!
That the Thunderbirds blossomed
so profusely, so powerfully, after
three comparatively so-so seasons
under coach Spence, winning 21 of
22 games, was not at all surprising.
Not when you consider Spence had
expected them to bloom into a winner the year before.
"Conditioning, attitude and, call
it comradeship, made the difference
this season," Spence answered laconically when asked to explain his
team's resounding success.
There were other tangible factors
that contributed to the winningest
rugby team in UBC history: balance
of personnel, depth, few injuries,
few weaknesses, plenty of good, old-
fashioned hustle and a refinement of
certain raw talent.
Donn Spence's first fifteen also
succeeded because they were united,
because each and every one of them
strived for the same thing. Significantly, there was hardly a trace of
dissension on this club, a rarity in
these days of so-called super-stars.
This was a team of 15 all-stars in
their own right—perhaps a super-
team.
Together, they were unique because they all took the game seriously. They didn't treat it as a recreational sport.
Listen to coach Spence: "I call it
a changed attitude. All of the players
took their rugby more seriously. We
had 45 serious players this past season. Previously, only five or six were
what you could call conscientious."
Spence's definition of a serious
player is simple: one who is willing
to work unselfishly and inexorably
on his own and as a member of a
team. "Most of the boys worked out
every day without anyone telling
them to . . . they had pride in themselves and their team," said Spence,
a former Thunderbird of note who
took over the head coaching duties
four years ago. "We, and the swimmers, were the best conditioned
athletes on the campus."
The rugby players ran and ran
and ran. And they won and won and
won. They jogged from the gym to
the gates and back, a three-mile
round-trip. They faithfully used the
training circuit in the gym. They ran
up and down the gym stairs, packing
weight-belts and each other on their
backs. "Three of our boys—Bob
Jackson, Spence McTavish and Ray
Banks—came to the first practice in
tremendous condition," continued
Spence. "They made everyone else
work all the harder to get as fit as
they were."
The rapport among the players,
Spence said, also was important.
"Everyone got along, and everyone
wanted the same thing: to be the
best they could."
The exceptional success of the
1970-71 team prompted the inevitable: comparison to great UBC
teams in the past. The general conclusion of many avid long-time followers of UBC rugby, while not
necessarily unanimous, is that none
of the former XVs was as well balanced as the present 'Birds.
Many past teams had several individual stalwarts such as Howie and
Ted McPhee, Dougie Reid, Hillary
Wotherspoon, Don Nesbit, Eric
Cardinal, Ted Hunt, Fred Sturrock,
George Puil, John Newton, Danny
Oliver, Derek Vallis and Bob Morford,  but none of them possessed
Stealing a throw-in for UBC
(opposite page) with a big leap is
forward Robbie Burns while, left,
hook Bob Jickling and in background, centre, scrum half Rod
Holloway get ready to move
the ball to the three-line. Above,
crowd at World Cup game finds
much to cheer in UBC's wide-open
brand of rugby.
ARV OLSON
19 Big 'Birds tower over their mentor,
coach Donn Spence, during half-
time.
the quantity or quality of the 1970-
71 Thunderbirds. None of them had
so few vulnerable players. None of
them was as explosive. None amassed
so many points, 552 in 22 games,
or compiled a .955 winning percentage.
The first of UBC's better teams,
the 1938-39 version, won 13 of 18
games, scoring 367 points and allowing 98. They won the Miller Cup,
symbolic of Vancouver Rugby Union
first division supremacy but lost three
of four matches in the inter-union
McKechnie Cup series. That team
included the McPhees, Strag Leggat,
John Bird, Todd Trembly, Jim
Harmer, Ranji Mattu and Tom
Robson.
Coach Albert Laithwaite's 1947-
48 squad was a fine collection of
talent. Records are sparse, but they
lost only two games—to the University of California and the touring
Australian Wallabies. Members of
that team included the afore-mentioned Reid, Wotherspoon, Nesbit,
Cardinal and Jack Armour, Keith
McDonald, Dave Storey, Harvey
Allen, Bill Dunbar, Les Hempsall
and Marshall Smith.
Another of Laithwaite's fine
teams, the Thunderbirds of 1952-53,
lost only four games, outscoring the
opposition 240 to 69. Team members included a versatile backfielder
named Donn Spence, much heralded
wingers Puil and Newton, Oliver,
Morford, Vallis and Gerry Main.
Max Howell's 1960-61 'Birds won
both the World and McKechnie cups,
but dropped five games in the tough
Miller Cup series.
Which brings us back to UBC's
most recent XV. They averaged over
25 points per game while yielding
a shade under six, remarkable in
these days of offensive rugby. The
only blemish on their record was a
6-3 defeat at the hands of the rival
University of Victoria Vikings, a
match that was played in the rain on
a boggy Victoria field.
UVic supporters will cringe and
scream irately, but the Thunderbirds
were without question the finest team
in Canada, if not all of North America, last season. Earlier in the season,
UBC had whipped the Vikings 22-6
in UBC's homecoming game. One
Island club, James Bay, which beat
UVic, was overwhelmed by UBC
40-3.
Donn Spence's first fifteen won
the   Tisdall   Cup,   the   VRU's   fall
schedule; the World Cup, out-classing a highly-rated UCLA team, and
the McKechnie Cup, defeating Nor-
Wests and the Victoria Reps. Unfortunately—for the opposition—the
'Birds decided to pull out of the late-
season Miller and Rounsfel Cup
competitions due to examinations.
Vancouver Kats, beaten 16-3 by
UBC earlier, took the Miller Cup
and then lost the B.C. inter-club title
to UVic 6-3.
While the 'Birds were averaging
25 points per game, in all fairness
to past UBC teams, it must be
pointed out that recent amendments
in rugby rules have made for a more
wide-open, offensive game. Confinement of forwards both in lineouts
and scrums, loose and set, has given
today's backfielders considerably
more running room. The new kicking rule—the ball cannot be kicked
out of bounds on the fly between the
25 yard lines—also has made for
more entertaining, open rugby.
Conversely, the new rules have
put added burden on defences, and
UBC's defence this past season was
virtually air-tight. Of the 127 points
UBC yielded, the opposition managed to score only 21 by crossing
UBC's goal line for seven tries.
That's one try every three games,
an incredible record. None of the
past teams come close to matching
that.
Their offense was a well mixed
blend of intelligent, imaginative
backs and ball-hungry, industrious
forwards. When a team's wingers
consistently score two and three trys
per game, as did Spence McTavish
and John Mitchell, it is a measure
of excellent, cohesive teamwork.
Wingers of many good teams virtually starve for the ball, because their
mates can't feed it to them.
McTavish and Mitchell are, perhaps, a better wing combination than
the illustrious Puil and Newton. Excluding their blinding speed, McTavish, slight with long, flowing
blond hair, has great rugby sense
and versatility to play anywhere on
the back line. A sure tackier, he is,
in Spence's own words, "a coach's
dream come true." Mitchell, dark
and handsome, is a power runner
who possesses McTavish's deception.
He also has the size—six-foot-two
and 195 pounds—to run over people.
The centres, Eric Lillie and Dennis Quigley, both are vastly underrated. Lillie, a first-year 'Bird who
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Down and still hurting from a Thunderbird tackle (above) is an
unidentified UCLA player during World Cup. Left, waiting for the
lineout are, left to right, UBC scrummers Garth Henrikson, Bob Jackson,
Eric McA vity, Tony Scott, Peter Bliss, and Robbie Burns. Being
hauled down by beefy UCLA scrummer, above right, is UBC breakaway
Garth Henrikson.
Photography by VLAD
21 Happy Thunderbird captain Rod
Holloway accepts World Cup after
UBC defeated UCLA 17-10.
plays inside, is a fine playmaker and
positional player. He's an unspectacular player whose mistakes are infrequent and coverage is frequent.
Quigley was a pleasant surprise for
coach Spence. Called up from the
second team, where he played scrum
half, to replace the ineligible Doug
Schick at mid-season, Dennis fitted
in beautifully. A sports cliche describes Quigley, and Spence uses it:
"He's all desire."
Ray Banks, a stylish Englishman,
enjoyed a tremendous season at
standoff. One of the team's oldest
players, at 26, he was the quarterback who engineered the offense,
passing off or kicking. His quickness
to read the defence, to deftly punt
the ball, was largely responsible for
the team's explosiveness. He also
turned out to be the team's leading
scorer, handling the place-kicking
duties after diligently practicing all
summer. He hadn't kicked the year
before.
Fullback Barry Legh, who sat out
the season before with a bad knee
and coached the third team, performed soundly in almost every
game. Inconspicuous because he
made so few tactical errors, Barry
proved to be a sure-handed catcher
and superb tackier.
Rod Holloway, at scrum half, developed into a fine Varsity player
and is destined to improve in the
next two seasons. A second-year law
student and previously a second-
stringer with the Georgians club,
Rod got his chance to start last season, and kept it.
The only player Spence will lose
through graduation for next season
is Bob Jackson, who must rate as
one of the best forwards in Canada.
"In terms of training and performance, Bob's an inspiration to the
team," Spence says of the six-four
210-pounder. A great lineout jumper, Jackson was the fastest player
on the team next to McTavish and
Mitchell.
Jack Shaw, the other lock forward,
is also highly rated. Spence is expecting great things in coming years from
Shaw, a North Shore boy who hates
to lose, even in practices. A good
lineout man, Shaw revels in rugged
play.
Back row men were eighth-man
Eric McAvity and breakaways Garth
Henrikson and Andy Beane. McAvity, in Spence's estimation, is "an
unbelievable  athlete and the most
under-rated forward in B.C." A long-
striding 200-pounder with exceptional range and ball-sense, Eric is
a Vancouver boy who attended
Shawnigan Lake School. Henrikson,
a Prince of Wales grad, is a devastating tackier, an aggressive player who
came to the 'Birds from Meralomas.
Beane, another Englishman, has
other requirements of a good break:
speed, play-making and anticipation.
Props Robbie Burns and Peter
Bliss were first-year men. Burns was,
in his first season with the Varsity
team, the most improved Thunderbird. A six-three, 210-pounder who
formerly played with Meralomas, he
thrives on rough-tough play. Bliss is
a mature, intelligent player from
Australia who contributed a steadying influence to the pack. Extremely
mobile, Peter is superb in loose play,
never far from the ball.
Last, but certainly not least,
among the regulars was hook Bob
Jickling. A Vancouver Island product who didn't play rugby until his
senior year in high school, Bob is
one of the team's best conditioned
players. Spence sums up the five-
eight 153-pounder by saying, "he's
all guts."
With only Jackson not returning
next season the 1971-72 Thunderbirds will be as strong, if not stronger.
"We've a good crop of young boys
coming up, too," said Spence, smiling. UBC ran four, sometimes five,
teams last season, including the
Braves coached by graduate student
Gerry Allen; Brian Stapleton's third
team, and Trev Arnold's junior-frosh
squad.
Several of the 'Birds are destined
to miss the first month of the season.
They will be in Wales from mid-
September to mid-October with Canada's touring team, which will be
selected following the last of a series
of trials and national championship
matches in June.
Although last season's team
proved he didn't have to, coach
Spence will be dangling an "incentive" before his players next fall. He
expects UBC to be invited to make
an Argentina tour in May of 1972,
and will accept if it can be financially
arranged.
It's about time you knew about
Donn Spence's first fifteen. They
know about them in the Argentine. □
Arv Olson is the rugby writer for
the Vancouver Sun. Facing the Future
Alumni Association Annual Report
Alumni board of management members finding much to study and discuss at a regular board meeting are, left to
right, Mrs. J. McD. Lecky, senate representative and member of the board of governors, Don Currie, treasurer,
Reid Mitchell, member-at-large, Barrie Lindsay, past president, and Jack Stathers, executive director.
President's Report
Director's Report
Our past year has brought significant progress in many of our association activities—progress that has
maintained a sound balance between
traditions of the past and challenges
of the future.
The alumni association continues
to be a significant link between
UBC's 50,000-odd graduates and the
university community. Our major
publication, the alumni Chronicle,
has developed substantially in style
and readership and we have shared
in the innovative work of the Information Services Cable 10 Television
Series, "UBC Now".
The faculty-grouping oriented divisions program has grown in strength
with notable progress, particularly in
our commerce group.
The branches program has grown
in depth with exceptional personal
support from President Walter Gage.
Homecoming continues to draw
strong support from key groups of
interested alumni. Our Alumni Fund
continued growth even in the face of
generally unsettled economic times.
We are completing the first year of
a two-year program directed toward
developing and maintaining effective
communications between the university and the British Columbia community.
Our government relations activities featured sessions in Victoria with
cabinet ministers and MLAs which
stressed UBC contributions to our
provincial community rather than
university financial needs. For the
first time, we were joined in our Victoria visits by key members of UBC's
faculty and administration.
These innovative programs are directed at helping UBC become more
responsive to community needs by
telling the story of UBC's contributions to the community and by helping UBC learn first-hand what the
people of B.C. ask of their university.
This communications role will no
doubt be the cornerstone of our activities in the year ahead.
T. Barrie Lindsay,
President 1970-71.
Without doubt, our most important undertaking this past year has
been the launching of a comprehensive survey of alumni opinion. We decided to ask our members what they
thought of the alumni association's
programs and policies and its role in
university affairs. The board of management, in authorizing the survey,
expressed its intention to implement
the majority will of alumni as indicated by the survey. So far the opinions gathered indicate much needed
change and it could be that the existing structure, policies and programs
of the association will be severely
challenged by the time the survey is
complete.
The association has operated for
54 years and really has changed very
little during that time. In the meantime, the university has undergone
somewhat of a revolution. There is
no doubt that the attitudes of graduates have changed. A close examination of the association's role is, in
fact, overdue.
Jack Stathers,
Executive Director.
23 Committee Reports
awards and scholarships. The
committee held five meetings during
the year, at one of which President
Walter Gage was the guest. The major continuing scholarship and bursary programs were approved for the
1971-72 year: 64 N.A.M. MacKenzie Regional Scholarships of
$350 each will be awarded to B.C.
freshmen entering UBC; 16 John B.
Macdonald Bursaries of $350 each
will be awarded to B.C. regional college students entering UBC; and the
$15,400 UBC Alumni Bursary Fund
will again be available to any UBC
student with ability and short of
funds.
It was recommended that the Alumni Award of Merit not be presented this year and that its name be
changed to Award of Distinction and
the recipient not be restricted to having received his/her first degree from
UBC. Professor and Mrs. Harry
Hawthorn were recommended to receive Honorary Life Memberships in
the alumni association.
communications. This has been
a busy and satisfying year for the
communications division. Circulation
of the Chronicle increased to 50,000
alumni. A new advertising representative was engaged, Doug Davison of
National Advertising Representatives Ltd., and ad revenues increased,
allowing for the first time adoption of
a four-color cover.
The committee appointed two
members to the UBC President's
Committee on External Television
Programming to assist in assessing
development of university programs
for Vancouver Cablevision (Channel
10).
During the year the division produced on a monthly basis an alumni
affairs page in UBC Reports, called
Contact, lt also planned and developed seven pamphlets for the UBC
Alumni Fund's 1970 campaign.
Another major effort involved
planning and producing 11 "FYI"
bulletins as part of the association's
government      relations      program.
24
CONTINUING    EDUCATION.    The
alumni association made available
$3,000 to assist the UBC Center for
Continuing Education to stage educational programs in Interior centres. It was also planned that alumni
coordinators were to be recruited in
each centre to assist in program arrangements and administration. Attempts to recruit such volunteers
proved unsuccessful and the program
was accordingly scaled down.
The Center cooperated with the
association in staging two fall programs for alumni at Cecil Green
Park. One of these, "The University
and Tts Teachers: Along the Critical
Path", was cancelled due to lack of
interest. The daytime program, "A
Matter of Choice: Options for Women", was successful and continued
during the spring term.
government relations. An extensive information program designed to bring the people closer to
the University was carried out by the
committee in 1970-71. A series of 11
"FYI" (For Your Information) bulletins were produced and sent to all
MLA's, municipal councillors, school
trustees and members of the UBC
senate and board of governors. The
bulletins, which were well received,
discussed new UBC developments in
such areas as psychiatry, forestry,
pharmacy, Indian education and pollution control.
Members of the committee and
alumni executive members during
the year met with Education Minister Donald Brothers and several
other cabinet ministers and had a
very useful exchange of views on
higher education problems. Later,
the committee and executive members, along with UBC Deputy
President William White, Registrar
Jack Parnall and Faculty Association President Dr. Peter Pearse,
met with MLAs from all three parties for wide-ranging discussions on
university affairs—from tenure to
coordination and finance.
HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES.
This committee was established to
work towards establishment of a
"counsellors conference" at UBC and
development of a booklet outlining
higher education opportunities in
B.C. The committee devoted its entire attention to the second responsi
bility as the area of greater need and
more immediate value.
The committee had felt that publication of such a booklet was really
the responsibility of the provincial
department of education, but as the
department initially indicated it was
not prepared to assume this responsibility, the committee decided to
exert leadership. Material was gathered from all B.C. post-secondary
institutions and edited and a date for
publication of the booklet, at alumni
association expense, was selected for
early in the 1971-72 school year.
Early in February the committee
met with A. E. Soles, the newly-
appointed Assistant Superintendent
of Education, University and College
Affairs, to obtain government commitment to continue the project in
later years. Mr. Soles went further,
assuming immediate responsibility
and is now proceeding with publication of the booklet.
student-alumni. A student tutorial scheme was initiated during the
year and proved most successful. The
Alma Mater Society made available
an office in the Student Union Building which was open daily.
As the scheme was a pilot project,
the number of student participants
(412) is regarded as significant.
There has been positive feedback,
which indicates next year's program
will be even more successful. The
committee spent close to its $300 allotment, covering the salary of the
tutorial scheme coordinator and office and committee expenses.
women's athletics. The year's
activities were focussed on long-term
planning to provide increased opportunities for participation in athletic
programs. WAC members played a
leading role in development of a
proposal for optimum scheduling of
existing facilities and design and
scheduling of new facilities to replace
the demolished women's gym. The
proposal incorporated into a broader
report, was approved by the board
of governors.
The long-time WAC campaign to
get a full-time women's athletic director was recently successful, with
the board of governors approving
such a position. An appointment is
to be made July I, 1971. Program Reports
alumni fund '70. Contributions
by alumni and friends of UBC during 1970 totalled $278,531. The
number of donors to the Alumni
Fund direct was 5,820 compared to
5,591 in 1969; the average gift per
donor rose to $31.40.
A highlight of the year's activities
was the special appeal conducted for
donations to the new UBC geology
building. It brought in alumni donations of $38,446. Friends of Rowing
contributed $10,095 to the Special
Rowing Fund. (For a full report see
spring '71 Chronicle).
young alumni club. The club
completed another successful year
with 1,200 members in 1970-71. The
club is now self-supporting and has
a savings account of $1,500 accumulated from the $3 membership fee.
The Friday night program has
been simplified to consist of taped
music, dancing and the occasional
live band. Thursday evening sessions
helped ease overcrowding on Fridays. The summer Thursday evening "drop-in" sessions were well
attended.
The executive is now considering
broadening the club's scope to include a more intellectual program.
branches. The highlight of the
program was the visit of President
Gage to branch meetings in B.C.,
eastern Canada, and California.
In cooperation with the forestry
and health sciences faculties, a program of publicity and public contact
was arranged to show, through the
work of these faculties, how UBC is
meeting the social and economic
needs of B.C. Faculty speakers travelled to communities on Vancouver
Island, in the Kootenays, Cariboo
and north central B.C.
reunion days 1970. The Reunion
'70 program was considerably simplified over previous years with class
reunions being virtually the only activity. These, however, were very
popular with about 500 alumni
attending.
As a result of the success of the
program, recommendations were
made that: the Reunion Days '71
budget should be at least as much as
that of 1970; the Faculty Club should
be retained as the centre for reunion
activities as it is popular; and that
consideration be given to grouping
graduating years of younger alumni
for reunion purposes.
Division Reports
commerce. A highlight of the year's
activities was the commerce division-
sponsored seminar on business edu-
Auditor's Report
Revenue
—grant from Board of Governors of UBC $225,000
—other     7,157
232,157
Expenditure
Basic association operations  49,078
Alumni Fund expenses   52,953
Records   20,982
Branches   13,323
Divisions    6,666
Program and activities   12,019
Communications     54,698
Special projects   7,290
~2T7\609
Excess of Revenue over Expenditure
(for return to UBC) $ 15,148
cation, attended by commerce students, alumni and faculty. Discussion
focussed on the need for greater interaction between the faculty and
business community, continuing education and the relevance of present
commerce courses.
In other developments, J. D.
Mooney of Marathon Realty spoke
on Project 200 and False Creek Development at a well-attended reception.
Another successful annual meeting was held April 22, with guest
speaker being E. C. Hurd, President
of Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Line
Company, speaking on Arctic oil
pipeline research. Bernie Treasurer
was elected president of the division
for 1971-72.
forestry. The association has been
working with the faculty of forestry
in the 50th Anniversary program to
spread more information about the
work of the forestry faculty. Speaking tours have been held and an open
house at the Haney Research Forest
staged. The association has donated
$1,125 toward completion of exhibits.
A major event will be a two-day
symposium-celebration in November
1971 which will be oriented towards
foresters and environmentalists. The
theme will be "The Next 50 Years
of Forestry in British Columbia" and
the annual H. R. MacMillan lecture
will be part of the program.
medicine. A major new development
has involved steps toward formation
of a UBC Medical Graduate Association. An ad hoc committee is now
developing goals for such a group.
Changes in faculty organization recently call for five UBC medical
graduates to serve on five key faculty
committees as alumni representatives
and so election procedures are being
established. An organizational meeting for the new association will be
held during the annual B.C. Medical
Association meeting.
nursing. The division has had another successful year. The annual
meeting was held on October 28,
1970 with about 25 in attendance.
Nursing alumni gave supportive
measures to the "First National Conference on Research in Nursing Practice" held in Ottawa in February,
1971. n
25 War Measures Act
Used To Crush
Legitimate Protest
Rumours of War
by Ron Haggart
and Aubrey Golden
new press, Toronto, $6.95
CLIVE COCKING
it is unlikely that many of the
millions of Canadians who rallied so
staunchly behind Pierre Elliott Trudeau during last year's FLQ crisis
will read this book—but they should.
It might open their eyes to some
of the sordid reality in Canadian
politics.
For Rumours of War is, in the final
analysis, a devastating indictment of
the Machiavellian politics of the Trudeau government. It leads the reader
inescapably to the conclusion that the
federal government was guilty of a
serious breach of faith with the Canadian people during the Quebec crisis
of 1970.
In Rumours of War, Ron Haggart
and Aubrey Golden systematically
reduce to absurdity the federal government's proclaimed justification
for invoking the War Measures Act.
They demonstrate that the government was guilty, not merely of over-
reaction or misinterpretation of
events, but of frankly using wartime
emergency powers for a political
motivation. The intention was clearly
to eliminate, not just the terrorist
FLQ, but also the legitimate left-
wing and separatist movements—
particularly the Parti Quebecois—as
political factors in Quebec.
But while the federal government
is guilty of orchestrating this shameful chapter in Canadian history, it
had eager accomplices in the Quebec
government of Robert Bourassa and
the Montreal administration of Jean
Drapeau. The authors reveal, in fact,
that the grey eminence who in large
measure was the spur for the extreme
approach adopted by Ottawa was
Drapeau's executive committee
chairman, Lucien Saulnier, one of
the few men to have the ear of Prime
Minister Trudeau, and a man who,
like his boss, is not noted for devotion to democratic processes.
Ron Haggart, who was born and
educated in Vancouver, is a Toronto
Telegram columnist and one of
Canada's top journalists. He and his
co-author, Toronto lawyer Aubrey
Golden, had been researching a book
on civil liberties for five years when
James Cross and Pierre Laporte
were kidnapped. This research has
enabled them to create a book that
goes beyond mere "instant analysis".
Rumours of War should endure as
the important book on the FLQ crisis
until future historians discover (if
possible) new information. The
book's only flaws are an occasional
jerkiness and repetitiveness in the
text—an obvious sign of haste.
The book argues convincingly that
the invocation of the War Measures
Act was, in the first place, wrong and
unnecessary. The "apprehended insurrection" wording of the Act, the
authors argue, refers clearly to nothing less than an all-out civil war. But
the only incontrovertible facts of the
October crisis were that two prominent men had been kidnapped, held
to ransom and one later murdered by
the Front de Liberation du Quebec:
all else was "rumours of war." The
Act, say Haggart and Golden, "was
designed and intended to support a
military action, not a police action. It
was never intended as a tool to root
out criminals, whether they be self-
26 Kids weren't allowed to approach
the homes of federal cabinet
ministers on Halloween during the
FLQ crisis—soldiers gave out the
treats. And James Cross later
summed up the crisis: "It was six
kids trying to make a revolution."
styled terrorists or just thugs."
And in their view the emergency
powers were unnecessary because
the authorities already had sufficient
power in the Criminal Code to
handle the crisis. They point out that
the police had had outstanding success in combatting political terrorism
under existing law since the outrages
first began in 1963: some 135 persons had been apprehended, convicted and sentenced. Even in initial
stages of the FLQ crisis police
operations did not appear handicapped by lack of power. "By the
fourth day after the kidnapping," the
authors write, "the police had made
by their own count, 1,001 raids and
had detained overnight, or for other
periods, some 44 persons."
Haggart and Golden maintain that
the Criminal Code, particularly the
provisions dealing with sedition and
kidnapping, afforded police ample
scope for searches and arrests. "Even
without the War Measures regulations," they argue, "the police could
have searched as many premises as
they wished using ordinary search
warrants, which are easily and secretly issued by a simple procedure.
In reality, the only substantial new
power they acquired was the power
of internment." And that is precisely
what the authorities did—intern
hundreds of Canadians in obvious
violation of normal civil liberties.
While much has been made of the
"climate of violence" in Quebec, this
also was not serious enough to justify
the extreme government action. Haggart and Golden point out that: "In
the six years (between 1963 and
1970) there had been some 200
bombings in Quebec. Six deaths resulted from terrorist bombings and
holdups and while all were legally
murders, none had been a planned
assassination. These experiences,
while serious, could hardly compare
with the recent history of violence in
the United States where, in the 15
months ending in April of 1970,
there had been 4,300 bomb explosions, 1,475 attempted bombings
and, as a result, 43 deaths, 384 injuries and $21 million in damage."
As the crisis unfolded, authorities
advanced various other reasons to
justify their action. These varied
from allegations of FLQ possession
of vast quantities of stolen dynamite
to a "plot" to supplant the legitimate
Quebec government with a provisional government—but the authors
systematically expose the flimsiness
of these "reasons".
One of these reasons, however is
worth discussing since it shows
more political duplicity than stupidity. This was the so-called four-point
"plan for revolution" first revealed
by Bourassa, but whose ultimate origin the authors trace back to Saul-
nier. The plan was to involve an
escalation of FLQ activities from
demonstrations to bombings, to kidnapping to assassinations. But, the
authors emphasize, there was no
such secret FLQ plan.
In an appearance before the Commons broadcasting committee in
1969, Saulnier and Montreal city
attorney Michel Cote had revealed
the supposed existence of a "plan for
revolution" in Canada. Their appearance stemmed from Saulnier's charge
that the CYC was fomenting revolution. The authors, however, put this
down as a deliberate political smokescreen by Saulnier, an attempt to take
the heat off the Montreal administra
tion for so badly treating its police
that they resorted to a one-day strike.
In any case, the "plan for revolution" they presented was a three-
point plan, each point plucked from
the writings of Pierre Vallieres, the
FLQ philosopher. Vallieres had envisaged revolution coming about
through three stages of activity:
radicalizing the workers and students; organizing the exploited classes; and when the time is ripe, popular
insurrection with armed occupation
of factories, schools and public utilities. Valliere's insurrection was to be
a true civil war. But the point is that
there was no four-point plan in existence as outlined by the authorities.
Somehow the Vallieres' points became twisted into the notorious four-
point plan as a result of a CBC-TV
interview with a couple of Quebec
terrorists training with guerrillas in
Jordan. The terrorists said they
planned to use their military training
in Quebec for "selective assassinations." The authors argue that the
four-point plan for revolution clearly
had more reality in the minds of
government authorities than anywhere else.
All of this thinking assumed that
the FLQ had numerous members
and was well organized. But this, the
authors point out in tracing the history of the movement, is a myth. The
FLQ is more an idea than an organization; it shifts and changes with new
situations and new personnel. In fact,
Haggart and Golden say, the War
Measures Act "created the FLQ as
an entity. This was probably the
first terrorist organization in legal
history to be incorporated by a special act of Parliament."
But the authors argue that the
elimination of terrorism played only
a minor part in the invocation of the
War Measures Act and the wholesale
detentions that followed. They maintain that the basic reason was to
"suppress a legitimate political movement" by equating separatism with
FLQ violence in the public mind.
For the one thing the people detained shared generally was involvement in left-wing and separatist political movements. The authors point
out that: "The police forces operating in Quebec took, in round figures
490 persons into custody, of whom
435 were released after periods of
one to three weeks, with no charges
being laid, not even under the vague
standards of the regulations. No po-
27 lice force can possibly be so inept as
to need to arrest eight times as many
people as it can, in due course, find
evidence against. The inescapable
conclusion is that a major intention
of the government was precisely what
happened, the detention of hundreds
of persons who could not be accused
even of advocating the policies of
the FLQ, but who certainly could be
accused of opposing the government's policies toward the FLQ."
And it should be noted that those
apparently involved in the kidnappings and murder were apprehended
as a result of good, ordinary police
work.
The invocation of the War Measures Act in the Quebec crisis of
1970 was a terrible, and perhaps
tragic, mistake. The future may well
show that the government authorities
in Ottawa, Quebec and Montreal
may have succeeded, not in stamping
out separatism, but in ensuring its
survival and ultimate success. If so,
Canada will be the loser.
Ron Haggart attended UBC during
the Forties, serving as a Ubyssey
pubster from 1944-46.
A Tedious Tale
Of Little Old
Lesbian Ladies
Against The Season
by Jane Rule
McCall, New York, $6.95
VIVECA OHM
Jane rule's third novel is essentially like her first and second.
With Desert of the Heart, published
in 1964, and this last one following
close on the heels of This Is Not For
You, which appeared last fall, Miss
Rule is becoming more prolific. But
I wonder if she will be able to give
us anything more than subdued Lesbian relationships.
Against the Season is a quiet story.
Too quiet for me. I read it with the
mildest curiosity, wondering all the
while whether I would keep on reading if I hadn't agreed to review the
book.
Not that I don't find subdued
Lesbian relationships intriguing—or
any   relationships,   however  under-
28
stated. But while restraint seems to
be Miss Rule's forte, it is also the
weakness of this book. Subdue everything but character; if personalities
have little more than names to distinguish them, I cannot bring myself to
feel for them.
Halfway through the book, for
instance, I found myself forgetting
who Ida Setworth was. Oh, yes, she's
an old lady. But there are four or five
old ladies, and the fact that Ida Set-
worth had a marriage proposal from
another vague oldster was for me
the only thing that set her apart from
them.
The season is one of aging, with
only the feeblest suggestion of birth
and renewal.
Through Amelia Larson's house
and last few months of life pass a
handful of townspeople whose relationship to each other is characterized by a hesitant reaching out. A
shy young relative uncertain of his
manhood. A brash housemaid from
the local unwed mothers' home. A
social worker with elegant longings
for the Greek junk dealer, an independent woman who caters to whoever asks. A middle-aged librarian
and a prim bank manager, both
single and uncertainly drawn to one
another. And various elderly people
watching from the sidelines or remembered from the past.
Amelia is the focal point for the
novel's slow unfolding, but she herself is a watcher. A crippled woman
who never married, she is leaving a
life spent in a small town learning
to understand other people's needs
while apparently overcoming her
own. As Amelia dies, the new baby
is born, and relationships resolve as
survivors learn to face those aspects
of themselves they have been dodging all along.
It sounds a little pat, as perhaps
it is. But it could be a moving story
if only the characters were real and
round. Even Amelia escapes our
mental grasp. She has an amorphous
kind of warmth, but it is hard to
imagine her in any other kind of
situation than the one immediately
described. At seventy-two, she lacks
the weight of the other seventy-one
years. Like many of the novel's
people, Amelia is likeable. But Miss
Rule is stingy with her hints, and
gives us very little substance to latch
onto and like.
The only character with any kind
of vitality is Agate, the pregnant and
world-wise maid. Perhaps because
she is the only person who has no
restraint imposed upon her by age
or by emotional conflict, she also
escapes the restraint of Miss Rule's
pen and runs free in little oases of
human dialogue.
Miss Rule's prose has been called
elegant. It is. But for me it is a lifeless elegance. Even the dialogue
seems contrived, its very clarity suspect. I have not met people who
spoke with such clinical precision,
such 18th century-drawing-room
awareness of timing.
But the few diary excerpts we get
seem innocuous, if mildly bitchy;
there is no explanation for Amelia's
fascination with the diaries, or for
Agate's outraged insistence that they
are harmful and perverted.
On the subject of perversion, it
struck me as a bit much that six out
of a dozen people should be implied
to have homosexual tendencies. Two
or three, or even four, I could have
accepted.
But to get back to Beatrice—who
by the way is one of the above six.
Her presence in the book seems to
be tremendously important at first,
but we are never told why. People
are always talking about Beatrice and
reminiscing about her sharpness and
her knowledge, but the implications
don't go anywhere. Her influence on
Amelia seems very vague, and
though the six years missing from
the diaries are invested with great
mystery, we never find out what happened during those six years.
As for Beatrice herself, we never
get any sense of her personal force
or her significance in the lives of
other characters. By the latter half
of the book, she has disappeared,
leaving only the irritating curiosity
of a loose end.
Throughout the book things seem
either too precise or too vague. I
miss the sense of life. A quote
from someone's remembered relative
struck me as very appropriate to the
book:
The dead are friendly, peaceful companions, and I would sooner recommend a man to their company than
to a good many of the livelier worlds
I've known.
That may sum up Against the
Season for Miss Rule or for other
readers. As for me, I prefer the livelier worlds. CI
Miss Viveca Ohm, a Vancouver freelance writer, graduated from UBC in
1969  with  a BA  in English. this is indeed the Age of Gage at
UBC. The UBC Alumni Fund began
its 1971 campaign by distributing a
pamphlet entitled, "The Age of
Gage," which described President
Gage's long career at UBC. It was
part of the fund's approach of combining information with an appeal for
donations and it elicited this very interesting letter from a North Vancouver alumnus:
Just to say—on an August day
in 1946 I was wandering around
the grounds of the University of
British Columbia, wondering if I
could ever attend such a great university. A gentleman (President
Gage) was walking towards me.
He must have read my desire.
Within less than an hour he had
me launched on my university
career.
It is indeed the Age of Gage,
and it is fitting that I give my donation to the President's Fund.
This letter is also indicative of the
good response the fund has met to
date. "The flow of donations has
been quite satisfactory, if not surprising, in view of the fact that other
university funds are reporting slower
than usual returns," said I.C. "Scot-
ty" Malcolm, Alumni Fund Director.
"And yet it is understandable because
we feel the fund does merit alumni
support—and obviously many alumni are agreeing."
Despite the economic climate,
alumni have now given almost one
third of the anticipated and needed
funds for 1971. Last year under the
guidance of George Morfitt the
Alumni Fund raised $277,546 for
university purposes and it is hoped
that under Ken Brawner's guidance
donations this year will equal or
exceed this total.
Lack of space prevented the printing
of more letters in this issue. They
will be run in the next issue.  □
A letter
to the
Alumni
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29 10's
A long career of community service by
Mrs. Cecil R. Adams (Constance High-
moor), BA'19 has been honored by a
scholarship grant in her name. The grant
was made to the Washington state fellowship fund of the American Association of University Women by the Cowlitz branch of the AAUW, Mrs. Adams'
local branch. She has served terms as
president of her AAUW board and has
been a delegate to several state conventions. She is a charter member and past
president of her local League of Women
Voters as well as being an active member
of other groups. In the midst of all this
she has managed to find time to write the
history of her parish church.
20's
At the federal fisheries laboratory in
Vancouver, Hugh L. A. Tarr, BSA'26,
MSA'28, PhD(McGM), PhD(Cantab.),
director for several years, has retired and
has been succeeded by Wilfred Razzell,
BA'52, PhD(Illinois). Dr. Tarr joined the
research board in 1938 as a biologist—his
main interests were in micro-organisms
and ways to control their activity. His
research led to improved methods of fish
preservation. In 1957 he was awarded the
gold medal of the professional institute
of the Public Service of Canada for contributions to science in the area of fish
preservation. The new director, Dr. Razzell, worked with the B.C. Research
Council and a California research institute before joining the UBC faculty in
1964 as associate professor of animal
science. During this period he did research
on the changes in human and animal cells
caused by enzymes. For the past year he
has been a research associate at MacMillan Bloedel.
Simon Fraser University's spring convocation saw three UBC alumni receive
honorary degrees: Margaret A. Ormsby,
BA'29, MA'31, PhD(Bryn Mawr), LLD
(Manitoba), head of UBC's history department since 1965—her recently reissued British Columbia: A History, has
won international honors; provincial
archivist, Willard Ireland, BA'33, who is
also the provincial historian and editor of
the B.C. Historic Quarterly: and Gordon
Shrum, DSc'61, the man who had a major
part in the building of SFU, currently
head of B.C. Hydro and former head of
physics at UBC.
Enjoying one of UBC Crane library's Braille books is Carol Thiele, BA'70,
who made history during UBC's spring congregation. Totally blind, she
received her bachelor of library science—the first blind person in Canada
to receive such a degree. Her husband, Paul, BA'65, is director of the
Crane library for blind students.
30's
A special convocation at Dalhousie
University for the dedication of the new
Killam Memorial Library awarded Peter
Grossman, BA'30, an honorary doctor of
law for his service to libraries in Nova
Scotia and British Columbia. Regional
libraries are his special interest and before he returned to Vancouver he was
director of libraries for Nova Scotia—
creating a system of regional libraries for
the province. He retired in 1970 as director of the Vancouver Public Library and
has recently been appointed a member of
the B.C. library development commission.
It's hard to keep up with all the
changes in the Science Faculty these
days. The Dean, Vladimir Okulitch,
BASc'31, MASc'32, PhD(McGill), one of
UBC's best known photographers, retires
in June. Dean Okulitch has been on the
faculty since 1944 and was head of the
departments of geology, mining and
geological engineering before his appointment as dean of science in 1964. One of
his recent projects was to save the Mt.
Kobau telescope through the Westar project combining several western universities. The acting dean is to be Robert F.
Scagel, BA'47, MA'48. PhD(California).
Dr. Scagel, who was the associate dean
of science before being named head of
botany this year, has been associated
with the institute of oceanography and
the departments of biology and botany
since 1952. He is well known for his work
on algae and marine plants—on one expedition to the Indian Ocean he came
back with nearly a ton of seaweed.
In geology, William H. Mathews, BASc
'40, MASc'41, PhD(California), has resigned as head of the department. A
faculty member since 1952, he has headed
the department since 1964 and will continue as a professor. He is planning an air
photo study of two major ice sheets in
the north during his sabbatical next year.
| .... Okanagan apples are among
the best in the world and some of the
credit for that achievement should go to
the agricultural research station at Summerland. The pomology section where
many of the research developments in
tree fruits were made has been headed by
Donald V. Fisher, BSA'33, MSA'36, PhD
(Iowa State), who has recently been appointed head of the entire station. . . .
Ross R. Douglas, BA'34, BASc'35, has
been elected a director of Rayonier
Canada Ltd. He joined Alaska Pine in
1948 as a forester and was made vice-
president - forest operations in 1958.
30 40's
This year's selection board for the
White Owl Conservation award—a trophy and a handsome cheque for $10,000—■
has a very liberal sprinkling of UBC
alumni, Pierre Berton, BA'41, Judge
William R. Bonnycastle, LLB'50, Stanley
Burke, BSA'48, Donald Chant, BA'50,
MA'52, and Roderick Haig-Brown, LLD
'52, make up exactly half of the committee. The award is presented annually
to an organization or individual that the
committee considers to have contributed
the most toward preservation of the
Canadian environment. Last year it went
to Dr. Chant's Pollution Probe at the University of Toronto. . . . Robert W. Bonner, BA'42, LLB'48, is now No. 2 in B.C.'s
biggest forest industry company—MacMillan Bloedel. The new vice-chairman
joined the company in 1968 as senior
vice-president. He has been executive
vice-president, administration since last
year. . . . Chronicle editorial committee
member, Ross Stewart, BA'46, MA'48,
PhD(Washington), professor of chemistry
at UBC and geology professor, Hugh J.
Greenwood, BASc'54, MASc'56, PhD
(Princeton), have been named members of
the Royal Society of Canada.
Raffles hotel, Singapore—conjures up
visions of pith helmets, palm trees and
gin and tonic doesn't it?—but things
have changed they say. Richard Maltby,
BA'48, BCom'48, is there to find out. As
he puts it, he and his wife are "refugees"
from the civil war in Pakistan. After his
retirement from the Canadian Army, as
lieutenant-colonel in 1970, he took "an
interesting and challenging" job as inventory consultant to the East Pakistan
Water & Power Development Authority. They evacated on April 4, on the
advice of the British authorities (the
Canadian representatives being 1,000
miles away—"in splendid isolation") and
are currently awaiting word from the
Canadian Industrial Development Agency and the World Bank whether they will
return to Pakistan, move to a new project or return home. Canada is underwriting the cost of improving the power development facilities and the World Bank
is involved with flood control and irrigation.
50's
Charlie Chan lives . . . he's not a UBC
grad but his revival is being directed by
Daryl Duke, BA'50, of CBC and Seven
Days fame. The movie for television, The
Cradle of Hercules, was produced in Vancouver and features an up-dated Mr.
Chan, No. 8 son, and the CN ship S.S.
Prince George—done up to look like a
Greek millionaire's yacht. ... In 1966,
John Haar, BA'50, was named president
of the new Centennial College in Toronto. The college represented a new com
bination of applied arts and technology
at the post-secondary level in Ontario.
Mr. Haar is now off to break new ground
in Alberta—as the first president of the
Grant McEwan community college in
Edmonton. The new school is planned to
fill an educational gap—"a college not
concerned with degrees, but with a wide
variety of educational experiences"—to
quote the chairman of the board. Mr.
Haar spent several years with the administration at UBC—as assistant director in the extention department (now
continuing education), director of International House and student housing. . . .
Robert C. McMordie, BASc'50, has been
named municipal and industrial manager
of the Vancouver office of Reid Crowth-
ers & Partners, consulting engineers. . . .
Selkirk College has appointed William
Murison, BSF'51, MSF(Harvard), PhD
(60), as its new principal. He was previously dean of public services at Humboldt State College in California.
A year ago four students were killed at
Kent State University—now as a living
memorial to the tragedy the university
has established a Centre for Peaceful
Change. The centre, headed by Raghbir
S. Basi, BA'52, BSW'53, MPA(Harvard),
PhD(Cornell), is a first for any university
campus and is dedicated to actively
promoting peaceful change. The centre's
academic program will be interdisciplinary—including teaching, research and
public service. They hope to offer a BA in
peaceful change but the emphasis will be
on personal experience in peaceful change.
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aeement. . . . UBC's new Institute of Industrial Relations is headed by Noel Hall,
BCom'52, MBA(Southern Calif.), PhD
(Harvard), a faculty member since 1953.
He was one of those who worked on the
UBC project to set up business degree
courses in Malaysia and Singapore.
There is a new kind of missionary
abroad—technical people—doctors, agriculturalists, nurses and engineers. Keith
Jamieson, BASc'52, a water resources
engineer is one of them. He has been
stationed in India by the United Church
of Canada since 1965. He is currently on
home leave but expects to return to a
post somewhere east of Bombay in October. Working with the United Church
of North India, he has done a great deal
of development planning to bring water
to an area with hard-rock soil problems.
In the past all the work was done by
hand—cutting through volcanic rock for
wells that are 15-30 feet in diameter and
60 feet deep—but now the engineers
have developed new methods for drilling
and blasting these wells. On many of
these technical projects the various denominations are working together along
with the VSO (the British counterpart of
CUSO, who send technical rather than
academic people). The financing for the
projects comes from the churches as well
as agencies such as Oxfam.
. . . Robert Douglas Bell, BA'55, is off in
June to spend a year as Canada's representative on the United Nations armistice commission in Seoul, Korea. Major
Bell, who has been stationed in Calgary
with the Princess Pats, was responsible
for much of the co-ordination and production of the military tattoo that
toured the country in  1967.
In the months that led up to the
Battle of Batoche in 1885, Louis Riel,
kept a diary and during the battle it
disappeared. It was found in Winnipeg
last year and went up for auction in
April. It was bought by Eugene Rheaume,
BSW'56 and two associates for $26,500.
"I bought it as a Canadian and a Metis"
Rheaume said, but also to keep it in
Canada. His greatgrandfather served in
Riel's provisional cabinet and Rheaume is
a former Conservative MP for the NWT
.... John P. Berdusco, BSP'57, BASc'62,
MBA(Butler), really knows what goes on
behind the red door at Elizabeth Arden.
He has been named general manager of
John Berdusco
the Long Island plant of the Elizabeth
Arden Sales Corp.—a division of Eli Lilly.
... Jon J. Wheatley, MA'57, PhD(Lon-
don), is the new dean of graduate studies at
Simon Fraser University. A former editor
with Mitchell Press, he later taught
school in Vancouver before being appointed to the faculty at Victoria in
1959. . . . Jean-Charles Seigneuret, BA'58,
MA, PhD(UCLA), has been appointed
chairman of the foreign languages department at Washington State University.
He has been a faculty member since
1966. . . . James M. McMillan, BASc'58,
MSc'59, PhD(McGill), associate professor
in physics has been named assistant dean
of science. ... St. George's school in Vancouver has a new headmaster—Alan C.
Brown, BASc'59. For the past two years
he has been doing graduate work at the
University of Toronto and was previously
head of the science department of Shawnigan Lake. ... At the University of Alberta, John Peter Meekison, BASc'59,
BA'61, MA(Western Ont.), PhD (Duke),
has been named associate dean of graduate studies. He joined the faculty in
1967 as assistant professor of political
science, becoming associate chairman in
1969 and later chairman of the department. Dr. Meekison the author of Canadian Federalism: Myth or Reality, has
acted as an advisor to the Alberta Government  on constitutional reform.
60's
Before leaving on a perilous voyage to
New Zealand and Australia, Alan Dafoe,
BA'60, a free-lance writer, has brought
us up to date on some of his recent activities. He has a novel underway with an
ecological theme and is actively working
on pollution control projects in the
Lower Fraser Valley and he says that he
is studying to be a gardener!
Ernest G. Enns, BSc'61, PhD'65, associate professor of mathematics at the
University of Calgary is now chairman of
statistics. . . . Peter Snell, BA'61, is currently producing a new filming of Anthony and Cleopatra—starring and directed by Charlton Heston. Enobarbus is
played by Eric Porter—known to Forsyte fans as Soames. . . . Just what the
doctor ordered—a few letters—for G. A.
David Barrett, MD'62. He is now on a
rehabilitation program at North Bethany
32 Alan C. Brown
Hospital (920—18A St. N.W., Calgary)
and he is able to carry on a limited practice, seeing one or two patients a few
days a week. . . . Robert A. Gowen, BASc
'62, MASc, PhD(Toronto), is now president and chief executive of Patterns
Systems—a mathematical computer firm.
The New Jersey company develops computer based systems for solving production problems.
The artificial kidney machine has
meant a new life for patients with chronic kidney failure—but it has also brought
some new problems to light. Eugene C.
Cameron, MD'63, an assistant professor
in medicine and physiology at UBC has
been granted $50,000 over five years, by
the Canadian Life Insurance Association
to study the causes of bone disease as
sociated with kidney disease and the use
of the artificial kidney and other forms
of treatment. ... Dr. and Mrs. G. R.
Barrie Webster, BSc'63, MSc'65 (Phyllis
Sagert. BA'64) have crossed the Mersey
and are now at the University of Winnipeg after their sojourn in Liverpool.
Andrew Stuart Glass, BSc'64, PhD
(Princeton), is off to Switzerland for two
years of post-doctoral research in theoretical physics on a National Research
Council grant. . . . Pierre Piry, BCom'65,
MBA(Western Ont.), is currently assistant marketing manager for Alcan Canada Products in Toronto. ... For the
record keepers in the crowd—Linda K.
Wilkin, BA'65, MA'67, who became
Linda K. More is now K. Alison Clarke-
Stewart, BA'65, MA'67 (as she says "I
don't want to disappear from sight entirely—even if I am presently residing in
the  United  States").
Actung!. ... a pre-World War One plot
by the German high command to invade
the United States has been unearthed
by Holger H. Herwig, BA'65, MA(New
York). Herwig, who is completing his
doctoral thesis at Stony Brook, says the
plan, called Operations Plan III had the
full backing of the Kaiser and his military
establishment. They planned to operate
from a base in Puerto Rico, invading
targets on the Eastern seaboard. An early
suggestion had the fleet steaming into
New York harbour to bombard the city.
The plans were dropped in 1906 when the
Germans decided they would not have
the men and equipment to invade the
U.S.  with  a two-front war in  Europe.
Herwig discovered the plans while doing
research in the German military archives
in West Germany. The German lieutenant who did much of the planning—so
very long ago—figured that the occupation of New York would not have to last
more than two or three weeks before
America asked for peace.
In March at the Basilica di San Paolo
fuori le Mura in Rome, Norman R. Birch,
BEd'66,  was  ordained  a  priest  for  the
Archdiocese of Vancouver. He went to
Rome to study at the College Bede three
years  ago   after  teaching  in  Vancouver.
Joan Grandy, BMus'68, who has been
doing  graduate  work  at  the  University
of Texas  opera  school  during the past
year  goes  to  Switzerland  in  September
under   contract   to    the   Zurich    Opera
Studio. Before she goes this summer she
will be singing with the Sante Fe Opera
.... Also on the music scene, Ingrid
Buch,   BMus'69,   has   a   $3,500   Canada
Council fellowship for work towards her
doctorate at the University of Washington. . . . Richard O. Hooper, MD'68, is off
to Kenya for a year under a McGill—
CIDA clinical teaching program. He has
been  on  the  staff  of  the  Queen  Mary
Veterans' Hospital in Montreal and will
be teaching internal medicine at University College in Nairobi.
Canadians are making it in a big way
on the cross-country skiing trails. Sharon
and Shirley Frith, teenage twins from
Inuvik were winning races this winter in
the U.S. and Canada. Their tutor, who
traveled with the Canadian team on their
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Mr. and Mrs. Bruce H. Barritt, BSA'64,
MSA'66, (Trudee Goard, BSA'66), a son,
Jason Andrew, October 21, 1970 in Vancouver. . . . Dr. and Mrs. Murray Elliott,
(Mary James, BEd'67), a son, Steven Ballantyne, January 16, 1971 in Kingston,
Ontario. . . . Mr. and Mrs. James W.
Forster, BEd'66, (Coralie A. McAllister,
BA'62),  a  son,  Geoffrey  Sean,  June  3,
1970 in Vernon, B.C Dr. and Mrs.
Richard York Funston, (Janet Elderkin,
BA'63), a daughter, Saskia Ann, January
20, 1971 in San Diego, Calif. ... Mr.
and Mrs. Michael Grenby, BA'63, MS
(Columbia), a son, Matthew Richard,
March 13, 1971 in Vancouver. . . . Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Ingram, (Gretchen Rice,
BA'63) a son, Allen Russell Kieron, January 14, 1971 in Bolton, Lancashire,
England. . . . Dr. and Mrs. Miguel Olivo,
PhD'68, (Margarete Wuerterle-Olivo,
BA'67), a daughter, Karin Maria, December 14, 1970 in Zurich, Switzerland
.... Mr. and Mrs. Roger Purves, BA'57,
MA'59, (Caroline Bell, BA'59), a daughter, Miranda Louise, December 12, 1970
in Berkeley, Calif. . . . Mr. and Mrs.
George G. Teather, MASc'67, (Vickey
Palsson, BA'68), a son, Stephen George,
January 29, 1971 in Ottawa, Ont. . . .
Mr. and Mrs. Ross M. White, BASc'68,
(B. Joyce Wright, BEd'67), a daughter,
Jodi Erin, April 23, 1971 in Calgary,
Alberta. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Charles Woehr,
(Diane Taylor, BEd'70) a son, February
7, 1971 in Montreal, Quebec. . . . Mr. and
Mrs. Ronald Young, (Jill Gavin, BA'63),
a son by adoption, Theodore Antony
Ishi, April 14, 1970 in San Francisco,
Calif.
marriages
Carlson-Catley. Stanley F. Carlson to
Margaret Y. Catley, BA'66, October 30,
1970. . . . Dong-Avelino. Gordon Wayne
Dong, BA'54, MSc'56 to Elvira Santos
Avelino, February 20, 1971 in Vancouver
.... Hender-Francis. Byron H. Hender,
BCom'68 to Eleanor Francis, June 12,
1971  in Montreal, Quebec.
deaths
Dennis Roy Baird, BA'67, January 1971
in Vancouver. He is survived by his wife
(Janice M. Williams, BA'66, BLS'67).
Stephen   G.   Bartlett,   BA'68,   November
1970 in Vancouver. He is survived by his
mother, Mrs. Emerald Bartlett, BA'62,
BSW'63, MSW'64.
Denis Worsfold Brown, BA'35, May 1970
in Victoria. He was director of curricular
services with the Victoria school board
and is survived by his wife (Phyllis K.
Poulson, BA'36).
John Constabaris, BA'54. LLB'55, November 1970 in Courtenay, B.C. He is
survived by his wife and brother.
Geoffrey W. Crickmay, BA'27, PhD
(Yale), March 1971 in Laguna Hills, Calif.
Early in his career he helped establish a
department of geology at the University
of Georgia, where he taught for five
years before joining an oil exploration
team going to Nicaragua. He returned
to the U.S. in 1942 to join the navy.
After his discharge, as commander, in
1946 he went to Venezuela as chief field
geologist with Atlantic Refining. He was
later chief of the company's operations
in Venezuela a position he also held several years later in Canada and Australia.
He is survived by his wife, two brothers,
(Colin, BA'22, and James, BASc'29) and
two sisters.
Cedric John Duncan, BA'25, November
1970 in Vancouver. He is survived by
his wife.
James  Alexander  Findlay,  BA'36,  May
1971 in Vancouver. His career with the
Burnaby school board was interrupted
only by service with the army overseas
during the Second World War. A counsellor and later mental health co-ordinator for the Burnaby schools, he became
supervisor of special services for the
board in 1963. Two years later his work
was expanded to co-ordinate the school
for retarded children. He is survived by
his wife, (Honoree G. Young, BA'43,
BEd'48), a son, a daughter, a brother,
(Robert, BA'34, MA'35, PhD(McGill)
and a sister.
Mrs. Fred C. Fodor, (Jeanne Bernardene
Butorac), BA'31, December 1970 in
Marysville, B.C. She is survived by her
sister.
Donald F. Hadwin, BASc'59, February
1971 in Vancouver. He is survived by his
father (Thomas F. Hadwin. BASc'30) and
mother .
Gertrude Joyce Hallamore, BA'25, MA
'26, PhD(Munich), April 1971 in Vancouver. A graduate of UBC's Fairview
days, she headed the university's German department for 20 years before her
retirement in 1968. During her tenure she
developed the department's senior and
graduate courses, added a doctoral program and expanded its faculty to teach
more than 1,100 students. She was a
past president of the Pacific Northwest
branch of the American Association of
Teachers of German and was an executive member of the Canadian association
for two years. She is survived by her
sister, a nephew and three nieces.
Walter James Henry Harris, BASc'62,
MASc'65, December 1970 in Ottawa. He
is survived by his parents.
E. Bruce Hurt, BA'57, PhD(London),
February 1971 in Toronto. He is survived
by his wife, two daughters, father
(Everett F. Hurt, BA'31), and mother and
two brothers (Howard, BA'60, BLS'67).
Gordon Arthur Kennon, BSF'51, November 1970 in Burnaby, B.C. A forester
with the B.C. Forest Service, he is survived by his wife.
James Anderson Mac Arthur, BCom'41,
March 1971 in Victoria. A branch manager with B.C. Hydro, he is survived by
his wife.
Donald Iain MacRitchie, BPE'65, September 1970 in Burnaby, B.C. He is survived by his wife.
Percival Herbert Mallett, BA'37, BD
(Union College, B.C.), December 1970 in
Revelstoke, B.C. A clergyman with the
United Church of Canada, he is survived
by his wife, two daughters and a brother.
Vaclav Mudroch, BA'54, MA, PhD
(Toronto), November 1969 in Ottawa. A
specialist in medieval history, he taught
at UBC and the University of Kansas
before joining the faculty at- Carleton
University. He is survived by his wife.
Walter E. North, BA'31, March 1971 in
Delta, B.C. He is survived by his wife
(Margaret Nichols, '33).
Russel] Harry Osborne, BA'49, February
1971 in Burnaby, B.C. A teacher in Vancouver for many years, he is survived by
his wife, daughter, parents, two brothers
and three sisters.
John W. H. Priest, BASc'43, February
1971 in Vancouver. A life member of the
Alumni Association, he was an engineer
with H. A. Simons (International)—one
of his recent assignments was as project
engineer for a New Zealand pulp mill. He
is survived by his wife, son and daughter.
Austin John Roper, BASc'45, January
1971 in Calgary, Alberta. He was on the
staff of the Southern Alberta Institute
of Technology and is survived by his wife
and brother, (Gordon, BASc'49).
David Quitler Rowett, BSF'64, October
1968 in Prince George, B.C.
Alice Dorothy Phyllis Santo, BCom'50,
February 1971 in Vancouver.
Myrtle E. Shannon, BA'21, March 1971
in Ottawa.
Mrs. Charles M. Stewart, (Freda L. Wilson) BA'21, MA'23, April 1971 in Vancouver. She was for several years a faculty
member in UBC's department of bacteriology. She is survived by her husband,
three sons, two brothers, (Reginald, BA
'29) and two sisters, (Grace, Mrs. E. Mc-
Corkell. BA'21 and Beverly, BASc'39).
William R. Stubbs, BA(Dalhousie), LLB
'48, November 1970 in Kamloops, B.C.
He is survived by his wife.
Jack John Switzer, LLB'67, February
1971 in Vancouver. He is survived by his
wife, two daughters, his parents, brother
and sister.
Mrs. Lillian O. Ulland, BA'58, BEd'59,
March 1971 in Whonnock, B.C.
Alex M. Usher, BA'21, MB(Toronto),
March 1970 in Erie, Pennsylvania. A retired physician, he is survived by his wife,
and sister, Katherine (Mrs. A. F. Black),
BA'26.
Beatrice M. Wellington, BA'27, April
1971 in Edmonton, Alberta. Before and
after the Second World War she served
in Europe as a field officer with League of
Nations and later with United Nations
agencies. For the past several years she
was a teacher in Edmonton. She is survived by her brother, niece and nephew. D
34 This advertisement is not to be construed as a public offering in any province of Canada unless
a prospectus relating thereto has been accepted for filing by a Securities Commission or similar
authority in such province.
A new
Mutual Fund
This new investment dimension will provide Canadians with the opportunity to
participate in a dynamic new market in
combination with the traditional features
offered by an Investors mutual fund —
broad portfolio diversification and professional investment management. The
Japanese economy is now the third
largest in the world and continues to
grow more rapidly than any of the
Western countries. The per capita
G.N.P. has grown at an average of
11.4%, in real terms, for the past five
years as compared to the U.S. growth
of 2.2%, and economists predict a continued real growth in the G.N.P. in excess
of 10% annually for the next five years.
The Japanese stock market is big,
powerful and exciting for the investor
but tends to react in an unconventional
manner and requires constant supervision and knowledgeable management.
In addition to their own analytic and
portfolio management staff Investors,
Canada's largest mutual fund organization has established a liaison with one
of Japan's leading brokerage firms which
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If your objective is long term capital
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or more information call the nearest
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Send to:
Investors Syndicate Limited
280 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba
rj Please mail me more information about your new mutual fund
"Investors Japanese Growth Fund".
rj Please have a representative call and bring a prospectus.
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