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THE UBYSSEY
Vancouver, B.C. Friday, October 19,1979
By KEVIN FINNEGAN
UBC's proposed 58 acre research
park could still expand into the
university endowment lands, UBC
vice-president of faculty and student affairs revealed Thursday.
"It's possible that the research
park would be such a good idea
people will want to take two or
three per cent of the endowment
lands for the park," said Erich
Vogt.
But he said opposition to expansion will probably grow.
"I think the desire to keep the endowment lands as a kind of 'sacred
territory' would increase," he said.
Education minister Pat McGeer
has repeatedly assured Point Grey
residents and UBC students the
park will never expand into the
UEL. And B.C. Development Corporation spokesman Don Larsen
has said the UBC site will have a
building density of only 25 per cent.
But the Stanford Research Institute, a model for the UBC park,
has a 70 acre sile and the building
intensity there is "very dense", a
spokeswoman said Thursday.
SRI is a non-profit research
organization and is part of a 600
acre light industrial area surrounding Stanford University in Palo
Alto, California.
Vogt said Canadian government
reluctance to sponsor research at
universities will not seriously hurt
the park because the government
will give the money directly to companies involved.
"There are many ways the
government can give money. The
companies can write off not 100 per
cent, but 150 per cent of their
(research) costs," Vogt said.
"It is possible for a company to
get a $10 million facility for $3 or $4
million."
A Stanford spokesman said SI
receives about $8 million annually
in federal research grants. The
Canadian government is far less
generous in funding, Vogt admitted.
Vogt said one project slated for
the UBC site could be a "small scale
fusion laboratory."
"For several years they've been
talking about spending $10 million
a year to keep Canada literate in the
(fusion energy) field," he said.
The laboratory would be about
half the size of the Tri-University
Meson Facility.
The proposed facility is not connected with the large scale fusion
energy project McGeer was seeking
for the lower mainland last spring.
LATEST CAMPUS FAD has students trying to make 8:30s in Buchanan
without leaving house before dawn, now that B-lot is closer to tropics than
ever. Two ingenious students show top racing form in futile attempt
Thursday, not realizing they left books in back seat. Numbers on chest indicate distance from classroom they had to park, while sticks in hand are
just in case they catch up with wazz who designed system.
Special date marks women's struggle
By JULIE WHEELWRIGHT
Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of women as persons in
Canada, but women must still continue the fight for equality, feminist
author Karen DeCrow said Thursday.
DeCrow told more than 100 people in the SUB ballroom the struggle for women's rights continues as
the current legal system is still based
on the ideal that a woman's place is
in the home.
"My feeling is that most people
aren't interested in what's going on
and that's the history of the world.
But they are interested in ending
gender discrimination," DeCrow
said.
DeCrow, former president of the
U.S. National Organization of
Women, said women should not be
discouraged by the situation.
During a question period UBC
senate member Jean Elder said she
is frustrated with UBC administrators' promises to investigate womens issues.
In 1976 UBC president Doug
Kenny promised to provide initiatives to improve women's conditions in the university community,
and to set up committees to investigate issues.
AUCE claims small victory
By KEVIN FINNEGAN
The defence committee for 18 people facing
criminal charges arising from a Simon Fraser University strike has won a small victory in a major battle,
an organizer said Thursday.
"We consider the stays of proceedings (against
three of the accused) a small victory, but they only
demonstrate the legitimacy of our demand that all
charges be dropped," said Bill Burgess.
Burgess is one of 14 people still awaiting trial on
charges of obstructing a police officer and blocking a
highway after RCMP broke up a picket line on an
SFU access road March 22. A fifteenth person has
been found guilty on the second charge and fined
$250.
"We were al! arrested together and we are all
equally innocent. We believe the RCMP acted out of
their duty in breaking up the picket," said Burgess.
The pickets were erected around SFU by the
Association of University and College Employees
local 2 after the university locked out the clerical
workers March 7. Fourteen of the accused were
students and 12 of them belonged to AUCE or supporting unions, said Burgess.
The defence committee has started a major campaign to have all charges dropped, and has gained
support from the B.C. Federation of Labor and
former SFU administration president Pauline Jewett,
he said.
SFU student Peter Armitage was convicted July 31
of blocking a highway, but is appealing the conviction. Burgess said the defence committee will change
tactics for future trials.
"The first trial was argued largely on
technicalities. The next trial will be based on the basic
trade union right to picket," he said.
Accused SFU student Judy Cavanaugh, who
conies to trial early November, figured prominently
in the evidence in the first trial, Burgess said.
"She was very identifiable during the rally and on
the picket line because she was master of ceremonies.
The police in their testimony considered she played a
major role," Burgess said.
Brian McMahon, the only UBC student charged,
has had charges against him stayed.
The charge of obstructing a police officer carries a
maximum sentence of two years in jail, while blocking a highway carries a six month jai! term or a
$1,000 fine.
The defence committee has organized a public
meeting at Fishermen's Hall for Oct. 26 to coordinate protest against the charges.
But Elder charges many of the initiatives and committees were never
heard of again. "All of this was
very pleasant but very few of these
initiatives have been carried out,"
she said. DeCrow asked Elder if
there were any legal means that
would force the administration to
carry out their promises.
"We don't have anything to
force them to deliver what they'd
promised," Elder said.
DeCrow said Elder could expose
the issue on the nightly news. Elder
replied: "I've tried to embarrass
them both publicly and privately
without effect."
"A lot of women expected that
action would be taken and they'd
like to know what happened," said
Elder.
She said the promised initiatives
included: a peer match in salaries
lor women, employment studies for
women graduates, revision of the
curriculums to benefit women and
the provision of extra funds to attract female academics to faculties.
But DeCrow said the struggle for
women to become people is not
limited to those who suffer under
the Canadian law system.
"In Greece a woman can't take
her child out of the country without
the consent of her husband. She has
less rights than a dog," she said.
DeCrow said all women in Iran
have been kicked out of law schools
while women in Colombia are
refused credit from banks.
She said the persons case in
Canada gave women the status of
people, but did not establish equal
rights. "The main legal problem of
women is much broader than being
declared persons."
The winners of the Women Fifty
Years as Persons award went to
Jean Elder and Nancy Horsman for
their "silent struggle for women's
rights on campus."
Flaw lets neutrons loose
MONTREAL (CUP) — Concordia University's neutron generator
has been leaking neutron particles
into the basement of a campus
building since 1976 and will continue to do so until corrective
measures are taken.
The problem is a flaw in the containment area around the generator
which has allowed minute amounts
of radiation to escape into an unused telephone relay room in the basement and an outer laboratory.
The atomic energy control board,
which licenses and inspects the
generator, has been aware of the
leaks but announced that as long as
the machine was not run constantly
and no one set up an office outside
a   lead   door   where   leaks   were
detected,  the neutron escape was
minimal and within AEC limits.
But the Canadian coalition for
nuclear responsibility has called the
situation unsafe and demanded that
the generator not be used.
"1 think it's really irresponsible
to be running this thing in a
school," says coalition member
Joette Lorion.
"Who can say that in 10 or 20
years somebody won't get
leukemia. We just don't know the
effects of low radiation."
The neutron generator, which has
lately only been run to check for
leaks, was primarily used to study
what dosages of radiation should be
given in cancer treatment. Page 2
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EXHIBIT NUMBER 327 in the UBC gallery of living art is "Disconsolate Man with Tree Growing out of Head," a
self-portrait by engineer Mark Kirby. Runners were falling like leaves Thursday after biggest Arts '20 race ever ended with men's rowing crew finishing first, and forestry team 13 seconds behind. Junior varsity field hockey team
won women's division and volleyball team took co-rec honors.
No threat in gov't woods program
A new $750,000 provincial
government forestry training program is no threat to graduating
forestry students, UBC's forestry
dean said Thursday.
Joseph Gardner said the five-
month program will enhance enrolment in UBC's programs. It will not
increase competition for jobs between forestry professionals and
technicians trained by the government, he said.
Students who have completed the
government program might decide
to enrol at UBC to become professionals, he said.
The program will train up to 100
15-to-24 year olds for jobs in the
B.C. forest industry. Funded by the
ministry of labour, work is being
provided through a forest management program.
"It sounds great to me," said
Gardner.
Cam Milne, president of the
forestry undergraduate society, said
he agreed.
"It's about time they had some
training of that sort," he said.
"Quite a few of the jobs in the
forest industry are quite dangerous,
so the more training they get the
better. It should have a significant
effect on the number of accidents."
But Milne said the program will
probably have little effect on
unemployment.
"If it's only 100 people for five
months it's not going to relieve
unemployment. But you're going to
get more skilled laborers and not so
many accidents," he said.
Beach plan
courting suit
An ad-hoc citizens committee is
threatening legal action against
UBC if it decides to implement a
$12 million erosion control scheme
at Wreck beach.
Wreck beach committee
spokesman John Madill said last
night the committee will take the
university to court if it accepts the
Swan Wooster erosion control plan
when its current schedule of public
hearings is completed.
The committee will introduce its
own alternative proposal at a public
meeting with Stan Weston, UBC
board of governors member, Nov.
9. Madill said he is hopeful Weston
will accept the committee's alternative because it is cheaper and less
environmentally damaging.
The committee's proposals call
for:
• bush and shrubbery plantation at the top of dangerous cliffs to
assist in stabilization;
• aerial grass seeding of the
steeper cliffs under the supervision
of UBC's botancial gardens staff;
• manual volunteer landscaping
of craggy cliff faces;
containment of some beach
areas during the four year stabilization period.
Madill said that with the proposal, the public will be allowed to
use the beach areas unaffected by
the improvement project during the
stabilization period. And he said he
expects volunteers from UBC and
the Vancouver area to be willing to
assist in implementing the project.
"The university itself has the
resources needed to save Wreck
beach, I'd like to see the beach like
it was in the '30's," said Madill.
Swan Wooster consultant Ken
Downie said he has not seen the
details of the Wreck beach committee proposal, but added he
thought that vegetation is not
enough to stabilize the cliffs.
He said the proposal also does
not allow for seismic activity in the
Vancouver area.
Public meetings on the beach
issue will begin Nov. 8 at Lord Byng
secondary school and will continue
until Nov. 10.
'Civil servants
get bum steer'
By ELNORA PALMER
Professional civil servants are
downgraded and discriminated
against in favor of technical
workers, president of the B.C. Institute of Agrologists said Thursday.
Tom Wallace told 25 agriculture
students that of 45 key middle-
management personnel recently
hired by the provincial forest service, only five are professionals.
The professionals are worried
about wages, since they've been offered only a 4.5 per cent increase
compared to an 8 per cent increase
for technical and management personnel, he said in MacMillan 158.
"We in the civil service feel a
trend to downgrading of professional people and upgrading of
technical people."
The BCIA is currently trying to
make enrolment of professionals
mandatory in the organization, but
Wallace said the group has a long
way to go.
"It's completely frustrating to
work with the government. They
don't want to rock the boat."
He said promoting a strong professional organization,  agrologists
Young gays must cope with parents
By JULIE WHEELWRIGHT
Being young and gay often means being
powerless over how you can use your body, a
gay youth leader said Thursday.
Wendy Van Statt, Gay Youth of Vancouver
coordinator, said that one of the biggest problems homosexual teenagers face is their parents' legal control over them.
"They (your parents) can really mess you
up," she told about 30 people in SUB 212.
"They have the right to take you to a sympathetic doctor and have you sterilized," said
Van Statt. "If you're gay and out on the
street and your parents feel you're doing
something they don't like, you're powerless."
She said when teenagers tell their parents
about their homosexuality, they are often asked to leave home.
Van Statt said there is still a lot if ignorance about what homosexuality is in our
society.
"A lot of people tend to think because
they're gay, there's really something wrong
with them. A lot of people (in the gay youth
group) now have a sense of pride that didn't
exist before," she said.
Van Statt said the belief that homosexuality
is something learned from others is another
popular misconception.
"Many people believe you can't be born
gay. They believe that kids are gay because
they're pressured into it by others."
Many gay youths turn to prostitution
because they don't feel they can work in a
regular job and need the money to support
themselves, she said.
Van Statt said high school can also be an
unpleasant experience for homosexuals if
teachers exhibit negative, fearful attitudes
towards them.
"A lot of my friends have been beaten in
high schools and they refuse to go back. But
it's easier for women," she said. Lack of social
services that offer help and advice for gay
teenagers is a continuing problem, she added.
VAN STATT ... sense of pride
hope to raise the ethics and work.
standards of their membership, increase    their    credibility   with
employers,   and   extend   their   influence on various organizations.
Agrologists opposed to current
agricultural land use policy have
written a letter of protest to B.C.'s
minister of environment Rafe Mair,
but have received no response, said
Wallace.
BCIA's new registrar, Margaret
McDonald, told agriculture
students that most MLAs think
agriculture is insignificant.
"They think that land will always
be available. Agriculture is at the
bottom of their list." She said she
hopes agrologists will be able to
make people realize agriculture is
important to everyone.
UBC agriculture graduates can
become members of the BCIA after
three years of working in their fields
as agrologists in training.
Vandals bend
signs and laws
It seems some people at UBC
would rather wreck signs than obey
them.
The greatest incidence of vandalism on campus this year is the destruction of traffic and other signs,
UBC's director of traffic and security said yesterday.
"Our biggest problem is with
signs that are fastened to posts,"
said Al Hutchinson. "Vandals grab
on to either side of the sign and
bend it in the middle. This cracks
the protective paint and reduces
significantly the life of the sign."
Hutchinson said he is concerned
about the costs of replacing signs
damaged in this way. "Some of
these signs cost the university several hundred dollars," he said.
"The labor costs are in addition to
this basic cost."
"Vandalism annoys me," said
Hutchinson. "It is such a senseless
crime. Certainly all crime is bad,
but if you commit a crime out of necessity it is different than doing it
for pure enjoyment." Page 4
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 19,1979
Private foothold feared
It's going to get so that you can't see the
forest for the buildings.
The university administration just can't seem
to get enough of what they think is a good thing.
And that's why they have their figurative
bulldozers perched on the edge of the university
endowment lands, just waiting for an opportune
time to start ripping down all that ugly foliage.
The critics of the recently announced research
park have been very vocal in their fears that UBC
would be only too willing to expand into the
forest.
The nightmare is coming true.
UBC vice-president Erich Vogt let the cat out
of the bag yesterday by confirming that the
university has designs on expanding the research
park into what is now endowment land.
"It's possible that the research park would
be such a good idea people will want to take two
or three per cent of the endowment lands for the
park," Vogt said.
Yet he admits there will be strong opposition
to such a move.
There sure will be. People have a habit of getting right ornery when their precious parkland is
ripped down to make way for the big money
grabbers of B.C. industry who will be looking to
make a buck with the park.
Don't forget that that's the main reason the
companies are going to fight to get a niche in the
research "park." There's a buck to be made —
and a whole assembly line of bright UBC
graduates only too willing to join any firm that
glances at them in these days of high unemployment.
Scientists from all over the world will come to
marvel. Tourists by the bus load will be driven
past the development and told of its wonders.
And businessmen from other provinces where
universities have the guts to ensure that they retain control of their campus will weep.
Of course, all the while the local businessmen
lucky enough to snatch a research park spot will
chortle all the way to their Southwest Marine
drive homes.
But all chuckles aside, the endowment lands
are being threatened.
The whole research development is putting
the role of a university into serious question. Is
education to become a secondary factor to a harried administration's attempts to please a provincial government only too willing to put the
economic squeeze on UBC's budget?
If this kind of change is occurring, why isn't
the university allowing input into the selection of
firms or the role of the development?
Those who value their dwindling green spaces
will realize the importance of letting UBC and the
provincial government know of their opposition
to the scheme.
Remember, the UBC administration has
shown that if it's given an inch, it'll take an acre.
Letters
Nuclear expertise is only a few readings away
I was disturbed to, read in the
Thursday, October 11, issue of The
Ubyssey, a letter entitled Blind and
bleeding-hearts lead nuclear
hysteria.
This letter typifies the level of
awareness of both lay nuclear proponents and opponents who unfortunately form opinions based on a
single lecture, Time magazine article, or book that expresses one
point of view.
The nuclear issue is fast becoming one of the key issues of our
time. As the energy issue and deci
sions made about it will affect all
our lives and those of generations to
come, it is essential that the responsibility for those decisions is not abdicated by public laziness to an elite
of "experts" with their vested interests and usually narrow views, or
politicians who may not be conversant with energy problems and
alternatives.
And it will not be anything but
laziness that causes this apathy,
because although the technicalities
of the nuclear fuel chain are very
complex and require considerable
'All gays are mentally
ill — without exception'
In reference to the letter "Hiring
Refusal Hurts Gays," we would
like to commend Desmond Morris
for his stand in refusing to hire
gays.
Morris is well within his rights, as
Summerbell admits. No employer
should be required to hire and work
with the mentally ill. Summerbell
and the three unidentified gays
seem to think there is support for
gays on this campus; they call for
students to boycott the health food
store.
We for our part do not feel particularly   generous   towards   gays,
and we certainly will not support
their effort to expand their influence.  Desmond Morris can thank
the Gay People of UBC for getting
him at least three new customers.
B. J. McDonnell
arts 4
A. Vryheid
education 2
P. Druet
engineering 2
P.S. We also drink orange juice.
study, the basic principles are
understandable with a little effort.
Every person, particularly those of
voting age, and especially university
students, must assume the responsibility to spend time, and study
both sides of the issue.
He (she) will undoubtedly soon
find that with exception of the
magnitude of major accidents, and
the problem of waste disposal, there
are almost equally strong arguments
on both sides, but that both have
come from very different historical
roots and both lead in very different
social directions.
It then becomes a matter of ethics
and philosophy about the kind of
society we want for ourselves and
our children. At this level every
single person is as much an expert
as a nuclear "expert" or an alternate energy "expert."
Probably the best place to start
for readings would be the Science
Council of Canada's Report #27,
Canada as a Conserver Society,
which points out that there need not
be a choice between odious alternatives. Follow this with the Harvard Business School's six year
study showing that North
Americans could conserve 30 to 40
per cent of present energy use
without a change in their standard
of living!
For those interested in an analysis
of the political and corporate influences steering us on a nonrenewable energy path and what it
would take to change that path,
read Barry Commoner's The
Politics of Energy.
For the atomic industry's point
of view,  read  Alan  Wyatt's The
Nuclear   Challenge,   and   Atomic
Energy of Canada Ltd. literature.
For an exhaustive documented
study of the entire industry in the
U.S., read Nader and Abbotts' The
Menace of Atomic Energy.
For an analysis of alternate
energy choices, read Amory Lovins'
Soft Energy Paths.
In total, it will take a couple of
months of casual reading to get
through these books, but after that
short time, you will know more
about the energy issue than 90 per
cent of the politicians who are
deciding your future. You may even
realize that you should have a say in
that decision.
Eric R. Young, BSc, Ml),
environmental health committee
B.C. medical association
THE UBYSSEY
October 19, 1979
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
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B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the
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Co-Editors: Heather Conn and Tom Hawthorn
The lights were low, the stage was silent as Soviet ballerina Heather Connova prepared to dance
the Hollynathancracker Suite for the first time in Hawthorntown. Suddenly the danielmoon rose over
the gary brookfield and Connova danced the richardnobie minuette wihth partner Geof Wheelikov. But
even before the first kerryreiger Connova was arrested by the Shaffin Shariff for trying to be defective
to her country. Wheelikov didn't bat an eye and continued dancing with sister Julianova as Connova
was locked up in the angelabaungartel. She quickly escaped and the wendyhunt was on. She first
turned stanleywestby, but ran into a sheilaburning wall of fire and fainted in the cab of Steve Howard's
sports car. But after finding she was yvettive Howard decided he didn't have the willmorphy to put her
in a political asylum. Connova soon recovered and jimsteeled herself to life as a fudgitive. She eluded
chief UBUHSEE agent Verne McDonald for a curtis long time, but then she was caught. Connova felt
like joan in the mouth of the whale, a woman marklunded for death. But at this moment of desperation
she decided to Kevin Finnegan. And it worked, she was once again free — but she knew the randy
hahn of the law would   catch  up  to  her  Menyasz   and she would be totured in the elnora palmer.
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THE    UBYSSEY
Page 5
A little nukie sure can de a lot ef harm
By SUSAN KENNEDY
The nuclear fuel cycle in its entirety (from the mining and milling
of uranium to the storage of
radioactive wastes) is potentially
one of the most hazardous of present day industrial cycles.
There is ample evidence to support this statement despite protestations to the contrary made by
Monika Schmidtke in her recent letter to The Ubyssey.
That letter touched on various
aspects of the nuclear energy debate
in a very superficial and cavalier
fashion and requires, I think, extensive reply given the seriousness of
the topic.
The obvious question arising out
of her letter is who is Karl Erdman
(whom she quotes throughout) and
what expertise does he have in the
field of medical effects from radiation?
The only thing we learn from the
letter is that Erdman is a nuclear
physicist at the Tri-University
Meson Facility. He is in fact
associate director of facilities at
TRIUMF.
What kind of work does Erdman
do? A survey of the scientific
literature for the past five years
(1975-79) shows that he has been
mainly engaged in doing basic particle physics research on sub-atomic
particles called pions. This work is
in no way related to biomedical effects or even uses of radioactive
isotopes.
An article in Nature (270, p. 671),
co-authored by Erdman, describes
the work being done at the
TRUIMF meson factory. This work
includes "basic research in nuclear,
particle and solid-state physics,
nuclear chemistry and biomedicine,
and applied research in electromagnetic breeding of nuclear
fuel, proton radiography,
radioisotopes production and
cancer treatment."
Looking at the papers he has
published in the past five years, it is
apparent that Erdman is not among
the group doing applied research
nor is he involved with the
biomedicine basic research.
For those who will argue that he
has learned about biological effects
by association with his colleagues
involved in  such  work,  I should
Susan Kennedy is a graduate student in pathology and is currently
working for the Confederation of
Canadian Unions doing research on
the effects of uranium mining on
workers. Perspectives is a column
open to all members of the university community. Please type your
submissions or your words of
wisdom will become part of a massive toilet training program.
point out the main project in this
regard at TRIUMF is "an investigation of the potentially favorable
properties of negative pions for
treating cancer" and that this kind
of work, although important and
laudible, involves relatively high
doses of radiation and is not related
to the kind of research required to
investigate long term biological effects of low doses of radiation.
It may also be of significance that
some TRIUMF personnel (who they
are is not clear from the article) are
carrying out research into the electromagnetic breeding of nuclear
fuel. This work is being done under
a contract from Atomic Energy of
Canada Ltd. which is the crown
corporation specifically dealing
with promotion, design, construction and sales of nulear reactors.
Erdman may very well be a concerned  scientist  who  has  read  a
Levels of
radiation
considered
'safe' have
plummeted
dramatically
number of things about effects of
radiation from nuclear reactors and
the hazards associated with coal
and oil energy sources, but he is
clearly not an expert on the possible
harmful effects of the relatively low
levels of radiation associated with
all phases of the nuclear fuel cycle.
What then, so those who are experts in the field say?
First of all, they realize that it is
not enough to look only at nuclear
reactors themselves when discussing
the environmental and health
hazards of nuclear power. The
Science Council of Canada in its
publication An Overview of the
Ionizing Radiation Hazard in
Canada (Feb./79) points out "that
it is the front and back-end
technologies associated with the
nuclear fuel cycle (the mining, milling, and processing of uranium and
the disposal of radioactive wastes)
that are the problem areas." It also
states that although the exposure
from nuclear power plants
themselves "assuming they are accident free or invulnerable to political
terrorists" (emphasis mine)
represents a relatively small percentage of the exposure to the whole
population, it must be remembered
"that this exposure is discriminate,
that is, radiation from the nuclear
fuel cycle is not randomly
distributed through the general
populace but hits hardest at certain
groups." This may seem an obvious
point but it is generally not applied
by those who generate whole
population statistics on reactor
safety.
The second point is that levels of
radiation considered "safe" have
dropped significantly in the past
several decades and that this is the
result of the new information that is
becoming available in the effects of
radiation.
In the 1940s the International
Commission on Radiological Protection issued guidelines allowing
total whole body exposure of 15
rems per year. In 1954, this
guideline was revised downward to
5 rems per year. (It was many years
later that Canada and the U.S.
finally adopted this recommendation.) This remains their current
recommendation for atomic radiation workers and the current Canadian standard. The level for the
general public is 0.5 rems per year
of one-tenth of the worker exposure
level.
The present allowable level for
radiation in water in B.C. is now
5,000 picocuries per litre. The
government is considering lowering
this to 20 picocuries per litre based
on the current level of knowledge
about the effects of radiation.
These changes are very dramatic
and one could easily conclude that
the levels are so low now, compared
to previously, that surely there is no
longer a hazard.
Unfortunately this is not the case.
Most researchers agree that the
amount of information available on
which to base exposure levels for
low level radiation is inadequate.
Some recent research indicates that
the assumptions used to set the current standards may still be optimistic.
Until about 10 years ago, the majority of experts accepted that there
was some particular dose of radiation below which no harmful effects
occurred. That theory is now held
by only a very few workers in this
field. The majority presently accepts the so-called linear hypothesis
(as a best approximation) which as
sumes that the effects are directly
proportional to the dose. Therefore, they argue, a modified cost-
benefit analysis must be applied to
determining an "acceptable risk
level" and therefore an acceptable
dose. This change in theoretical assumption did not take place on the
basis of one definitive study; rather
there was a substantial fight among
scientists on the question.
Now, there is a growing minority
position that indicates that even the
linear hypothesis is overly optimistic, that the lower doses of
radiation give rise to biological effects of greater significance than
would be assumed by a strictly pro-
low level
radiation is
responsible
for many
chronic
diseases'
portional dose-response effect. This
calls into question all the assumptions on which our present
allowable levels are based.
Dr. Karl Morgan, a health
physicist working in the field of
radiation effects, stated, in a letter
to the American Industrial Hygiene
Association Journal (37, 1976) that
"more and more evidence today
suggests that in many cases (and
especially for high LET radiations
such as alpha and fast neuron interactions) [alpha radiation is the
kind to which uranium miners are
most exposed] not only is the
threshold hypothesis non-
conservative but the linear
hypothesis may be non-conservative
also, ie. the risk per rad increases
(instead of decreasing) at lower
doses and dose rates."
So we can see that the answers to
questions about effects of radiation
on the body are changing rapidly
and that simple equatins between
the amount of radiation releases
from a reactor and numbers of
single cigarettes smoked are rather
simplistic when viewed in the context of the whole nuclear cycle and
the multiplicity of effects, both well
known and those being currently investigated.
It is also important to point out
that statistical studies comparing
nuclear fuel production to smoking
or to other methods of energy production (and there are many such
studies) typically compare only
cancer death rates. This implies two
assumptions: first that the cause of
the cancer death is known to be
radiation vs. some other cause, and
second, that the early death from
cancer is the only harmful effects
from radiation.
Neither of these are safe assumptions based on the most current
level of knowledge.
As Erdman pointed out, quite
correctly, natural background radiation is a significant contributor to
radiation dose for most individual..
Dr. V. Archer, another medic;'
doctor involved with research on ef
fects of low-level radiation, hm-
published research which indicate
that differences in the levels of natural radiation from the sun may
account for a major proportion of
all cancer deaths in North America.
If this is true, or even partly true,
then the additional exposures received by people who work in or
live near, or downstream from, a
mine site, a tailings area, or a reactor are at an even greater risk
than previously thought, and that
deaths attributed to some other
cause may be in fact due to or partly
due to radiation.
Another researcher, Dr. R. Ber-
tell, a statistician also involved in
assessing risk associated with low
levels of radiation, has evidence to
indicate that exposure to low levels
of radiation promotes premature
agings and numerous chronic diseases, including heart disease. She
states: (Arner. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J.,
40 5/79) "in the recent studies of
medical radiologists as compared to
other physician specialists, it is reported that early radiologists had a
higher death rate for diabetes, all
cardiovascular renal diseases,
strokes, hypertension, suicide and
cancer than did other medical spe-
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Friday, October 19,1979
To be loan-some is
almost way of life
In response to Byron Hender's
opposition to the lowering of the
age of independence for purpose of
Canada student loan applications, I
suggest that the reason he has given
is not in the interest of students
whose parents refuse to provide
financial assistance.
Mr. Hender stated, "there are a
number of students who are not independent of their parents at 18."
If Mr. Hender wanted to take that
concept further he could argue that
there are a number of students who
are not independent of their parents
at 19, 20 or 21. There are students
who by virtue of the affluence and
generosity of their parents are able
to attend university at their parents'
expense.
Unfortunately, some students
cannot expect any sort of assistance
from their parents. Nothing is more
dehumanizing than having to submit a copy of one's parents income
to student assistance when one has
not received support from one's
parents in several years.
In our society, there has been and
will continue to be those students
who do not need, and who do not
and would not under any circumstances apply for assistance,
but they are not the students for
whom I am arguing. No one can
"force" these students to stop being dependent on their parents
unless support is rescinded by their
parents themselves. No student
joyously awaits negotiating a loan
at their bank and this sentiment
would surely prevent a number of
students from even applying for
assistance.
Andrea Demchuk
arts 3
Ubyssey analysis nothing
more than a lot of bitching
The article in Ihe Ubyssey (Oct.
18) on the Student Concerns Day
can hardly be called an analysis.
What it was in another stab at the
Alma Mater Society. Menyasz missed the entire point of the event. He
described the apathy of the meeting
and put down each of the participants, both student and politicians. The locus of the article
should have been that the representatives of student government are
trying to. find out the needs and
concerns of the people they represent.
They should not be criticized for
their efforts. The very idea of making such an effort is a good sign of
the direction the AMS is taking.
Students bitch about the AMS, but
unless they actively participate in
such events, they can't blame it on
the AMS.
What do you want the student
government to do? The total attitude of The Ubyssey is That the
AMS is damned if it does and
damned if it doesn't.
Susan Hughes
art 3
INTRAMURALS
NOTICE
HOCKEY REFEREE'S CLINIC:
Sat. Oct. 20, 9:00 A.M. - Arbutus Club
Registration Fee $5.00 — Refundable after certification
Coming Up Next Week:
"Great Pumpkin" Cross Country Cycle Race
Men & Women — Thursday, October 25
Men's Curling 'Cash Spiel'
Saturday & Sunday
October 27 & 28
1979 STALEY LECTURES
22 and 23 October, 1979
REGENT COLLEGE
Invites you to attend
The 1979 Staley Distinguished Christian
Scholar Lecture Programme
DR. PETER CRAIGIE
Old Testament Scholar and Dean of the
Faculty of Humanities the University of Calgary
"BIBLICAL WISDOM IN THE
MODERN WORLD"
Mon. 22 Oct. 8:00 p.m.—"Proverbs and Education"
Tues. 23 Oct. 11:30 a.m.—"Ecclesiastes and Doubt"
Tues. 23 Oct. 8:00 p.m.—"Job, Jesus and Suffering'
St. Anselm's Anglican Church
University Blvd.
We can't be guinea pigs'
From page 5
cialists" and "these health indicators are evidences of the breakdown
of the bioregulatory mechanism,
hence of mild mutations within cells
which can occur with either natural
aging or radiation exposure."
These effects have never been
considered in the "risk-benefit" assessments made by institutions
which set allowable levels. Nor have
they been considered in comparison
between different sources of
energy.
On the question of comparing
different energy sources I must bring up what is perhaps the most serious component of this particular
debate. A report was issued by the
Atomic Energy Control Board of
Canada (Risk of Energy Production, AECB 1119, 1978) written by
Herbert Inhabert. The report concludes that enegy from nuclear
power embodies risks that are 200
times less than those associated with
coal and oil and about 75 times less
than the risk of solar thermal power
production. No such figures have
been generated elsewhere and this
report has received such wide circulation in both scientific and popular
journals, that I feel safe in assuming
that erdman's statements are based
on the Inhabert Report or on summaries of it.
However, the Inhabert Report
has been widely criticized as a complete reversal of the facts and as a
conscious cover-up of its many errors.
Inhabert relied heavily on the
work of Smith, Weyant and
Holdren (of the Energy and Resources Group, University of California, and resources institutes systems, Honolulu) in his report and
even noted that this was evidence of
his lack of bias (since these workers
take generally anti-nuclear positions).
i   Among many other protestors to
the accuracy of the Inhaber Report,
Holdren, Smith and others have
published a 232-page critique (June
79) which says, "it is based entirely
on mistakes of all varieties: conceptual confusions, inappropriate
selection of systems and data, mis-
readings and misrepresentation of
literature, improper calculational
procedures, and untenable assumptions and contentions." They go on
to say that correction of the most
important errors virtually reverses
the order of ranking, with nuclear
power ranking third worst behind
coal and oil.
Even this ranking, they say, is
seriously in error. "We cannot emphasize too strongly that our revisions of Inhaber's figures are in no
sense "correct" values for the risks
of the energy technologies considered." This is because "AEOB-1119's
perspectives
entire  system  of  measurement   is
thoroughly flawed."
Two of the most significant errors that Holdren was not able to
"correct" in his critique are as follows: Inhaber's figures for public
deaths from coal burning comes
from a National Academy of Sciences report, but he fails to consider
the NAS qualification which says:
"most of the deaths occur among
chronically ill elderly people, and
the amount by which their lives arc
reduced may be only a matter of
days or weeks."
A second major error involves Inhaber's determination of risk from
nuclear waste disposal. He claims
his estimate is high since it was based on Holdren's work. However,
Holdren points out that in the article to which Inhaber refers "we
offered no quantitative assessment
in that report — or elsewhere — on
the   health   impacts   of  long-term
storage or disposal of radioactive
wastes.  Our estimates of occupa
tional and public health effects of
waste management were for spent-
fuel transport and reprocessing on
ly."
I will conclude by pointing out
that, from the point of view of
workers who work in mines and
mills (who, by the way, have not
been protected to anywhere near
the extent that the highly skilled
technicians and physicists who staff
nuclear reactors have), risk assessments spread out over large popula
tions have no meaning. Working in
an environment that slowly attacks,
a healthy body in whatever way is
not acceptable. Coal mining is one
such job and since we cannot turn
back the clock or wish it out of ex
istence, we will continue to fight for
more effective protection for
miners.
Uranium mining is another such
job. It may turn out that the risk
from working in and therefore also
living near a uranium mine (or a re
actor, or both) is on a similar scale
to that from coal mining. We may
however, determine, that the risk is
much, much higher.
Whichever is the case, we do not
accept this risk and we are not prepared to be the guinea pigs while the
scientists work to find out exactly
how much risk we have already endured and while the politicians try
to convert incomplete scientific research into "acceptable" exposure
levels (which are always higher for
workers than for the general public
because workers "voluntarily" accept the risk).
The nuclear fuel cycle must be
stopped at its initial stages and the
capital and expertise tied up in it
must be liberated to pursue other
combinations of energy sources and-
conservation measures which have
already shown great potential to
date. j
You can say "no"...
Just because you enjoy a social drink or two doesn't mean you have a drinking
problem. Unless you add them all up... the drinks at lunch, after work, before dining
and after dinner. Scary isn't it? And your drinking can seriously affect your family.
Alcohol has drowned a lot of dreams for a lot of people. But you don't have to be one
of them. Because you can say "no" to the drink you don't need!
ALCOHOL AWARENESS WEEK OCTOBER 22-26
Next week is Alcohol Awareness Week in British Columbia. There are more than 50
alcohol treatment services funded by the Alcohol and Drug Commission, Ministry of
Health, and located throughout the province. If you or someone close to you has a
drinking problem, contact us for help:   Alcohol and Drug Commission
Box 21,805 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C. V5Z1K1
#
Province of British Columbia
Ministry of Health
ALCOHOL AND DRUG COMMISSION Friday, October 19,1979
THE    UBYSSEY
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Quebec language
petition flopping
— curtis long photo
THERE MUST BE fifty ways to leave your professor. Eat a banana, Anna. Twiddle your thumb, Glum, Fondle
your lip, Flip. Watch for snow, Joe. Or then you could always take The Ubyssey route. The entire staff is lying
comatose under the table, snoring softly through world's greatest insomnia cure.
Concordia women's college nixed
MONTREAL (CUP) — Accusations of misleading the public and
university community have given a
vote of non-confidence to Concordia University's women studies
college.
Current and former members of
Concordia's Simone de Beauvoir
institute intend to press a motion
before the university senate to dissolve the women's institute.
The motion was made by the college assembly as a display of non-
confidence in the institute. The motion said the institute's officers and
colleges provost  Robert  Wall has
"misled the public, the student
body and the university community
regarding the philosophy of the institute."
The group announced Thursday
dissatisfaction with the way the institute is being run and thinks it is
"no longer the institute to which Simone de Beauvoir gave her name."
They have plans to set up a new institute apart from any university.
Principal of the institute Mair
Verthuy said it was the group's
privilege to set up a new college.
"It might be-better for everyone
involved. They have different am
bitions. I suspect they are valid outside a university environment."
The group believes the original
institute mandate allowed all members of the college, students, faculty
and staff, to have input through the
assembly and influence the institute's policies.
Wall said the dissolution motion
is not binding although "they have
the right to bring anything in front
of senate."
He said he doubts the senate will
dissolve the institute but said it
could strike a committee to review
the situation.
MONTREAL (CUP) — A petition to oppose Quebec language law
restrictions is not doing well on
Quebec    university   and    CEGEP
Jerusalem laces
peace struggle
Jerusalem is struggling to maintain peace and harmony among its
many ethnic and religious groups, a
visiting professor said Thursday.
The city remains a focal point
and symbol of faith for Judaism, Islam and Christianity, said Jerusalem Hebrew University professor
Arie Shacher.
He told 30 people in Lassere 102
that most urban planning implemented in the city was based on a
plan to maintain a peaceful co-existence between religious and ethnic
groups.
He said urban planners attempted to incorporate the old and new
sections of the city, which he agrees
should function as one.
If Jerusalem had become two
^eparate cities after the 1948 partition many problems of modern urban development would have resulted, said Shacher.
He said modern planning strategies are based on "an implicit policy of keeping unity intact while let-
ling each group cultivate its own
way of life."
Shacher said the "refined mosaic" plan is beneficial to the city.
"I do believe this cluster structure is the best way, maybe the only
way to keep plurality within
society," he said.
The lecture was the second of a
two-part series on the history of urban planning in Jerusalem.
(community college) campuses and
student leaders are blaming its failure on apathy.
The protest is centred on section
39 of Bill 101. which states that
Quebec trained professionals must
pass French language proficiency
tests to be issued work permits.
Temporary permits, for those who
express an interest in learning the
language, will not be issued after
Jan. 1, 1981.
The deadline for the petition's
submission has been extended one
week to allow more students to
sign. Benoit Laurin, spokesman for
student leaders involved in the campaign, said he had hoped the petition, to be sent to cultural development minister Camille Laurin,
would have the names of at least 50
per cent of Quebec's anglophone
students.
"Now I'd be happy if it had been
signed by 1,000 students on the McGill campus," said Laurin.
Jean-Yves David, Concordia
University students' association external vice-president, estimates that
only about 200 students at Concordia signed the petition.
The petition is not doing well either at two of the Montreal-area
CEGEPS. Only 80 of Champlain's
2,000 students have signed, while at
Vanier about 400 of the 3,000 students enrolled signed.
Laurin says the petition has done
badly because of the "cynical attitude of English students and English apathy, compounded by student apathy."
The petition has had a better response from francophone students,
he said.
Skwnt, Sowl '79
&ier4farwerQitttf,
Pre-Game Rally starts at 4:00 p.m.
October 19th in S.U.B. Pit.
Partake in the fun at the Pit, then
hop a bus to Empire Stadium.
FREE BUSES to the game will
be at Totem Park at 6:30 p.m. and
S.U.B. Circle at 6:45 p.m.
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Friday, October 19, 1979
Tween classes
TODAY
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Sub-committee meeting, noon, SUB 130.
UBC DEBATING SOCIETY
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
SLAVONIC STUDIES
Myrosiav Shkandrit speaks on Soviet Ukrainian art,
noon, Buch. 2230.
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat in concert, 8 p.m.,
International House hall.
SATURDAY
INTRAMURALS
Co-recreational mixed curling bonspiel, 10 a.m. to
5 p.m., Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre
Men's slo-pitch softball tourney, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Thunderbird park.
Co-recreationai bike tour, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Pender Island.
NEWMAN CATHOLIC CENTRE
Bavarian night, 4pm    St   Mark s College
CHINESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Badminton tournament,  1:30 p.m. to 430 p m..
Thunderbird gym.
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
Octoberfest, 8:30 p.m., International House.
SUNDAY
MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY
International  music for flute and  guitar,  3 p.m.,
museum of anthropology.
INTRAMURALS
Men's slo-pitch softball tourney, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Thunderbird Park.
CHINESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Badminton  tournament,   1:30 p.m   to 4.30 p.m.,
War Memorial gym.
TUESDAY
NOP CLUB
Burnaby MP Svend Robinson speaks, noon, SUB
212.
LAW STUDENTS ASSN
George  F.   Curtis speaks on  why lawyers don't
think   noon   Law 101
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
General meeting, noon, SUB 130.
CANOE CLUB
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
COALITION FOR A SAFE CAMPUS
General meeting, 1:30 p.m., SUB 130.
UBC SPORTS CAR CLUB
Drivers meeting for car rally, 6 p.m., SUB 211.
WEDNESDAY
TM PROGRAM
General meeting for all meditators,  noon   Bucl
217.
NEWMAN CATHOLIC CENTRE
General meeting and elections, noon, SUB 211.
Pot luck supper, 5 p.m., St. Mark's College.
POTTERY CLUB
General meeting, noon, SUB 251,
THURSDAY
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Lesbian drop-in, 1:30 p.m., SUB 130.
Grease up for
cycling btt**
The race is off, the sun is beating
down on your back, the smell of the
ocean is in your nose and the thrill
of competition bursts through your
veins. In the background, a jewel of
the Pacific West coast dazzles you
with its beauty.
Sounds like your vision of an
ideal weekend? All this can be
yours, so start greasing your
spokes and testing your wheels.
There's a cycling race on this Saturday, on Pender Island.
The race starts at 7:30 a.m. and
runs until 6 p.m. Both men and
women are invited to participate in
the co-rec intramural bike tour.
To find out about the details of
this dream weekend just pick up the
phone and call Blair Wilson at
778-2401.
Hot flashes
Happy hunting folks and try and
bring back a little West coast
mellow to all the harried UBC
blorgs.
This kind of mellow you can only
find at UBC at the bottom of an ancient food services coffee urn..Mm-
mmmmmm.
Sunday mellow
Ah, Sunday. When last week's
essays, exams and assignments are
almost forgotten and Monday's a
million future away. A time for
mellow dreaming and walking on
the beach.
After a refreshing climb up the
path from Wreck, the rush of the
whitecapped waves becomes a
whisper, then fades away. You find
yourself at the Museum of Anthropology. It is 3 p.m.
From inside comes soft melodies,
gentle intertwinings of melody from
flute and guitar. You can't resist.
Following the floating notes, you
find yourself listening to a concert
of international music.
Afterwards you think you might
go for a while and gaze at the tall
sculptures made by people who
walked Wreck beach centuries ago.
There's more, so much more, to
see and do but there is time for it
all. The music slows you, soothes
you, stretches you out.
Ah, Sunday. And Monday is a
million futures away.
OPTIC
ZONE
Student Discounts
ARBUTUS VILLAGE
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We're Simple Minded.
Everything that goes into
Howick pants belongs there.
No frills for the sake of fashion,
because fashions don't last as
long as Howicks.
Instead we focus on clean,
classic design that makes
your body-not your pants-
the centre of attraction:
Howicks are made here in
Canada in limited numbers, so
you won't find them in every shop.
But if you're willing to look,
you'll look better.
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5 — Coming Events
50 — Rentals
FOLK MUSIC as vou like it. GSA Folk Night
Friday, October 19, 8:00 p.m., Grad Centre
Garden Room. Open stage early and late,
so bring your instruments. FREE!
A FRESH approach to the knowledge that
ends ali conflict; a discussion of self-
awareness with Riley White. Please call
278-5680.
10 — For Sale — Commercial
1968 BUICK SPECIAL 350 excellent shape
throughout, city tested, asking $750. Call
Keith 224-2631 Gage E15A4
1974 CAPRI regularrly maintained and serviced. City tested. Mileage low 80's. Excellent condition. Radio, snowtires. Phone
228-9357. $1995.
COMMUNITY SPORTS. Excellent prices for
ice skates, hockey, soccer, jogging and
racquet sports equipment. 733-1612. 3615
West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C.
POSTERS, reproductions, photo blowups,
largest selection. The Grin Bin. 3209 West
Broadway, Van. 738-2311. Opposite Super
Valu.
60 - Rides
65 — Scandals
WANTED: Models for figure photography
(females preferred). Fees negotiable.
Phone: 224-5447. 5-9 p.m.
70 — Services
READING SKILLS, Reading, Comprehension, Retention and Speed. Plus Note Taking/Study Techniques. One Day Course.
Ideal for Students. 266-6119.
PIANO LESSONS by Judy Alexander,
graduate of Juilliard School of Music.
Member of B.C. Registered Music
Teachers Ass'n 731 0601.
80 — Tutoring
85 — Typing
11 - For Sale — Private
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$450 O.B.O. Call David. 733-1897.
15 — Found
TYPING 80c per page. Fast and accu-
ate. Experienced typist. Phone Gordon,
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25 — Instruction
30 — Jobs
PART-TIME STEREO
SALES
Some Experience Required
RHODES
Contact Adam Langsan
733-4812
WANTED: Travelling Companion(s) for
Central and South American venture
around 31st Nov. Phone 536-9782 after 5:00
p.m. or 294-2231 weekends.
FEMALE Vocalist/Keyboardist, own equipment, looking for Rock/Mor group to join
or form. Phone 685-9634 evenings.
PLANE TICKET desperately needed to
Montreal or Toronto (male/female) leaving
Nov. 2-3. Call Greg at 228-3894 (day),
733-2034 (nite).
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UBYSSEY
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Bzzz looks at violence
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By RICHARD NOBLE
During the past federal election
we heard much debate over the
lamentable state of our country's
economy. After a few years of
financial mismanagement and
thoughtless, over-spending, our
new government tells us the moment of reckoning has come.
Analysis
It is time for everyone to "tighten
their belts" and " lower their expectations" while we forge the road
back to a healthy economic life. To
lead us in this somewhat
metaphoric struggle, we've elected
a fiscally conservative government
that pledges to "get government
off our backs".
It may be that in five to ten years
the Conservatives' economic
policies will be of some benefit to
Canadians, but in the meantime a
number of backs are going to be
rather cold.
There are certain groups in our
society the government has a
responsibility to fund, because their
existence benefits everyone. One of
these groups is the artistic community.
This year the Canada Council,
the federal body that administers
funding for the arts in Canada, has
had its budget cut by $16 million.
There is nothing unusual in this.
Whenever the Canadian government decides to cut back its spending the arts are among the first to
suffer. The reason for this is that in
Canada we do not generally regard
the arts as important.
Most art forms, aside from
popular music and ■ films, do not
have mass appeal. At most, 5 per
cent of the population has a consistent interest in art of one type or
another. This is the reason most artists need government assistance; it
is also the reason governments
don't feel compelled to support
them.
The government's argument is
that the arts are not essential to
society, so in times of economic difficulty we cannot waste money on
them. The problem is that the arts
are essential, even to those who
have no direct interest in them.
An example of how these cut-
backs  affect   us,   of  particular
grants for the various companies in
the city. The grants have increased
both the number and quality of the
companies, which in turn attracts
more   interest   in   the   theatre   in
couver they are funded by all three
levels of government.
The Canada Council accounts for
up to 19 per cent, the provincial
government up to 15 per cent, and
relevance to Vancouver is the
theatre. In the past seven or eight
years the theatre community has
grown substantially in Vancouver.
The number of people attending
performances has increased by
1,000 per cent.
One of the primary reasons for
this explosion has been the
availability   of   Canada   Council
general. Vancouver now has one of
the most innovative and thriving
theatre communities in the country,
but its development is threatened.
There are only two cities in the
world where theatres can make
money: London and New York.
Everywhere else they receive
government   assistance.   In   Van-
the municipal government, which
owns most of the buildings,
donates them at a very low rent.
The grants are usually made according to the projected deficit of a
particular company. The box office
receipts are estimated, and the
grants cover the resulting deficit
up to $300,000.
This year,   as a  result  of  the
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federal government's cutbacks,
most companies in the city have
had their budgets frozen at last
year's levels, (the only exceptions
being those moving into new
buildings). And as in everything
else, costs in the theatre continue
to go up.
Wages for actors, technicians,
and directors go up; the cost of
materials and publicity go up, and
there simply isn't enough money to
cover the increases.
The two most immediate effects
of the cutbacks are that the companies will be staging fewer productions, and the productions staged will be "safe", or geared
towards commerical success.
Neither of these is good news for
anyone interested in the theatre
There will be less of a choice for the
audience and less work for actors
and technicians. It also means very
few, if any, works by local unestab-
lished playwrights will be performed. If a company has to be assured
of commercial success, anyone but
an established playwright is too
risky.
In a practical sense, this situation
could rob Vancouver's theatre community of its vitality and a chance to
continue to develop and expand.
With fewer productions there will
be fewer jobs for less experienced
local actors and technicians, and
many will be forced to move to the
east or the U.S. to find work.
Combining this with the fact that
few, if any, local playwrights will
have their works performed, it is
difficult to see how an influx of new
ideas relevant to life on the West
Coast will be maintained in Vancouver theatre. If the theatre is to
remain an important and creative
element of our culture in Vancouver, we have to encourage
young artists. To do this, money
must be made available.
The question remains: what
benefit is a strong and creative
theatre to Vancouver? Why should
the taxpayer sustain an art form
that draws the interest of at most
three per cent of the population?
This question applies not only to
the theatre. It is obvious the arts do
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THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 19, 1979 Dale Jacobs
Dale Jacobs, the leader of Vancouver's top-notch experimental
jazz group Cobra, is quickly finding
a way to make himself and his band
members the exception to the rule
that musicians can't make a living
playing jazz in Vancouver.
On the eve of releasing their second album, the group is busy
diversifying, jamming, soloing and
making money. The band is
Jacob's "special band", a solid,
proven and bankable band which
only fully gets together on occasions such as the recording of the
new album Tropical Snow or Saturday night's concert at UBC.
Most of the time, the 37-year-old
Jacobs and the other nine members
of the band are off doing their own
thing. And for Jacobs that "thing"
is directing a Vancouver recording
service — Pacific West productions.
Pacific West produces recordings
for Cobra, for individual band
members such as the Wade
Brothers, and for television and
films.
But Jacobs' first love is jazz and
his special group. In this interview
at his Total Sounds West recording
studio with Page Friday reporter
Geof Wheelwright, he talks about
jazz, money and records.
Q.
PF: What is Cobra and why does
it work as well as it seems to?
Jacobs: The band that I formed
here, I formed a couple of years ago
with a nucleus of ten people. It was
my original idea to get many people
in the band — producers or band
leaders and some other who have
other things that they do — but
they're all jazz enthusiasts.
In most cases jazz doesn't pay.
As it turned out, with all these people working with me, it's one of the
few things that's very successful.
We love doing it, but we also like to
do other things.
I produce records with five, four
different people inside the band.
What we want to do is tour and
have five acts and our band and put
on a concert that's got a lot more
than just one kind of music for the
whole two hours. We want to present vocal to disco to whatever, but
I don't particularly want my band to
do that for a whole set or
something.
We want the different aspects of
the people shown.
PF: So you actually have five little bands within the group?
Jacobs: There's five people who
are responsible for having bands or
concepts of their own, but that was
always the way it was — this band
(Cobra) we always kept for special
occasions. We've been able to
satisfy both factions — me as far as
the jazz goes and them (the rest of
the band) as far as the rock and roll
tunes.
*You don't play jazz strictly for the sake
of selling records or making money'
PF: Was Cobra the first album
produced in this studio?
Jacobs: It was the first one I did,
but there's been lots of albums
come out of this studio. Myself anc
another fellow Bob Leong took this
studio over a couple of years ago to
do our own production work.
We do film score music, commercial jingles and other people's
recording projects. I've produced a
lot of people. If this was just a
natural so we can have a studio to
do all our own work in, plus have it
for all our other specialty work.
PF: Was there any difficulty
adapting to large concerts for a
group of musicians used to playing
studio music and small clubs?
Jacobs: We've done it with this
band for a long time. In fact, it was
with these people that I did a bunch
of live shows out of Puccini's. I did
three years of radio shows out of
there — live one hour shows. Some
of those people are involved in a lot
of TV production now; from
Wolfman Jack stuff to Rene
Simard.
This is our specialty band we've
been waiting to do for a long time.
PF: Did you have any worry at
any time that you weren't going to
be able to make your living doing
jazz?
Jacobs: No, I've made my living
doing it for 20 years. It's a specialty
field and if you've been a specialist
in it a long time you get a lot of
work.
People who sort of decide they
want to be a jazz musician for a
couple of nights, they don't get
work right away because they
haven't been playing together in a
band a long time and are not well-
refined.
PF: So you would tell aspiring jazz
musicians to stick with it, no matter
what?
Jacobs: Oh sure, stick with it, it's
great. Jazz is a funny thing, you
don't play jazz strictly for the sake
of selling records or making money.
You play jazz because if you're
into being a musician and have
played many kinds of music and
done studio work it's a type of playing that requires you to put out
more of your total musical trip than
you have almost in anything else.
So from the standpoint of the
musician you play it because it really gets very musically rewarding,
it's very high to play. It's very enthusiastic music to play for musicians.
All I've tried to do is make it so
that we won't get too inward
onstage playing music, to be
relating with the audience so
they're still involved.
We've attempted to keep in mind
a lot more that they have a saturation point of anything going for any
length of time, at a certain intensity
— not to pley it too long.
Just because we enjoy it and
keep playing, we can't keep going.
We have to say 'this was a nice
amount for the listener to still be
with us' and then try to keep the
concert moving in that way.
We now get a lot of people asking for songs from our first album.
Songs that are quite long on an
album,  say five minutes,  are not
very long in concert. But we try not
to stretch a tune ridiculously longer
than it is on the album because people start to lose track of it.
You've got to keep in mind for
the people listening it's a hobby,
but for the people playing it's a profession.
PF: I understand you've just
completed work on your second
album?
Jacobs: Our second album is
finished, it should be released by
the time we play the concert at
UBC. The second album is called
Tropical Snow, which is self-
explanatory.
I've always been very partial to
Latin feels, so I went a little bit more
on this album to some high-energy
Latin things and did a couple of
things because people right now
are very into liking Latin feels in
discos and elsewhere.
I've always liked South American
Latin, so that was where we got the
idea of Tropical Snow, because it
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JACOBS . . . doing his own "thing" and other people's too, but sticking to jazz
Friday, October 19, 1979
THE    UBYSSEY
Page Friday 3 Vancouver Complication
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StAM.LY WESTBY PHOTO
After 12 months of inspired
chaos, political harassment, and
broken ideals the Vancouver Complication album is finally here. And
Complication, as opposed to Compilation, is an accurate epithet for
the tribulation involved prior to its
release.
By Stanley
Westby
The project was initiated last fall
when Stephan Macklam (now the
Pointed Sticks' manager) Phil
Smith and the bands themselves
organized a number of benefits
labeled as New Wave/Punk music
exhibits, introducing both the
music and the political ideologies.
The concerts were subject to
police harrasment resulting in
several cancellations and poor turnouts. The decision was made to
persevere despite the obstructions
and eventually enough capital was
accumulated to schedule studio
time.
The project was again halted
when the price of studio time was
raised. D.O.A., the Dishrags and
the Shades played another benefit
in August and finally pressing could
begin. The final total cost of the
album was $1659 and about $1600
was acquired from the various
benefits.
Still there were problems, as the
book enclosed with the album was
late arriving and a number of band
members hand packed and
cellophaned the album. The finished record reached the stores and
the initial pressing of 1000 copies
sold out in the first week.
But the story doesn't end here,
as accusations of deceit are
ricocheting throughout the local
music scene. The album is accused
of being a misrepresentation of the
Vancouver scene as well as a
publicity scam.
Rabid contends that they were
not given ample opportunity to
record a song, but Macklam replies
"They were scheduled three different recording times and failed to
appear for any of them. The reason
the Devices and Modernettes were
not given an opportunity to play on
the album is that they were formed
at the same time as the K-tels,
Wasted Lives, and the Shades.
Regardless, the music stands on
its own as a reflection of a time and
place that seemingly passed by
before it had a chance to start. The
songs range from political cynicism
to teenage lust but the underlying
trend is still the same. Rock is dead,
long live Rock.
The album kicks off with the
most successful of the local bands,
the Pointed Sticks, in an upbeat,
fastpaced little number. From the
introductory feedback to the hand-
clapping fadeout the song never
lets up. Repeated listening finds
this, the Marching Song, the most
tolerable of the Sticks efforts. The
Sticks were happy with the results
considering the time and recording
facilities utilized.
Next follows Big Shot, the first of
two Exxotune tunes. It is
remarkable only for the fact that it
marks Randy Pandorra's influences. Pandorra is one of the
most riveting live performers in the
No Wave, anti-music group. His
stage antics defy discription.
Definitly a man to watch in the 80's.
D.O.A. makes two appearances,
rather dismal and lacking for Vancouver's top punk band. Chuck
Biscuits' drumming is impressive as
usual but his singing contributes
nothing to Kill, Kill, This is Pop, the
band's reply to the Stick's efforts
for commercial success. I Hate You
is lacklustre and incapable of salva-
RANDY RAMPAGE . . . DOA's album effort dismal and lacking for Vancouver's top punk band.
tion despite Joey Shithead's banzai
feedback climax. When will they
ever release their classic reggae
original, Whatcha Gonna Do?, an
incredibly intense song and one of
the best penned by any punk band.
The Dishrags are a surprise as
their contribution, I Don't Love
You, is the best punk song on the
album. Clashing guitar and pounding backbeat reinforces what
agression and rock is all about.
The Subhumans should follow
the Dishrags' lead and infuse some
intensity into Death to the Sickoids
and Urban Guerilla. The latter,
although the best they've ever
done, is devoid of excitement and
interest fades rapidly.
Thus ends the contributions of
the early Vancouver bands. Not
overly impressive or indicative of
their capabilities but an introduction to their place in this town's
musical identity.
It is now the newer bands that
are challenging the musical confor
mity that the first generation New
Wave/Punk bands started before
them. U-J3RK5 is a band that is
restructuring and defining defferent
ways of listening to sounds. Both
Naum Gabo and U-J3RK5 Work for
Police are challenging and impressive sound collages.
The K-tels, winners of the most
recent of the Georgia Straight-Fiee
Press Battle of the Bands, pose an
interesting paradox with I Hate
Music. Art Bergman illustrates the
frustrations of working within a
medium dominated by Led Zeppelin
monoliths and the realization that
musical commitment makes it
worth it.
The music comes fast and
unstructured from Wirehead, an exciting track paced by ex-Pointed
Stick Colin Griffiths' dynamic guitar
work and Phil Smith's stilted
vocals. Despite the promise of this
recording. Wasted Lives broke up
shortly after. But Phil Smith will
have his single, (actually a five-song
e.p. cut back to two songs)
available shortly.
Private School has one of the
best driving songs since Radar
Love. The song, Rock and Roll
Radio, also boasts one of the best
saxaphone solos in a long time.
Tim Fiay was one of the first local
bands to gain prominence, basically
because he opened the Patti Smith
show a year ago last May. Despite
totally rearranging the AV band he
has come through with a fine epic
tragedy, Quarter to Eight, one of
the most musical songs on the
album.
There are also three songs by
Active Dog and No Fun, two impressive bands. Active Dog has
since broken up and No Fun, who
were to have made their live debut
at the Talking Heads Concert last
Saturday. The reason for the
cancellation was not given.
The only instantly forgettable
song is New Clientele by the
Shades. Why some bands persist ir
regurgitating the same old chord
progressions with such lack of
originality is impossible to understand.
925, the most arresting track on
the album, blends a floating
undefined lyric with a pulsating
rhythm that seems to echo in your
mind for hours, (e?) seems to defy
all accepted forms of music with
this track.
Side   one   closes   with   an   un
credited  song  called   BIZ  by Vic
torian Pork. The Pork ws one of the
first original Vancouver bands do
ing covers of the Sex Pistols, the
Clash,   and  the  Damned  in   1977.
The   song   indicates   the   various
changes   people   have   undergone
with local New Wave/Punk music
as it chronicles midnight lust in a
parking lot.
The album is now available and
well worth a listen or two. Or, as
Joey Shithead so eloquently puts
it, "It is available for all you suckers
that wanna buy it."
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THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 19, 1979 Kits House plays house
By SHEILA BURNS
Is Kits House in the process of
becoming Vancouver's West
Cultural Centre?
That's what the renovation of
Kits Hall to include a 160-seat
theatre and the adoption of a resident theatre group billed as the Kitsilano Theatre Company seem to
point to.
The upcoming production of two
new works, Bzzz and Caution:
Contents under Pressure, both
original works written and directed
by Kico Gonzalez-Risso, will officially inaugerate both Kitsilano's
new theatre company and theatre.
Preparation for their current production has been a long, complicated, and exhausting experience. The company has been
responsible not only for getting the
two plays rehearsed and ready for
opening night on Oct. 17th but also
for getting the theatre finished.
"We've been mopping floors,
painting, doing carpentry and varnishing," says Gonzalez-Risso.
"And recently we've often been
working until four in the morning."
As the majority of the members
of the company either work or
study as well as act, Gonzalez-Risso
has the unenviable job of trying to
co-ordinate the actors' various
schedules to arrange rehearsals.
"Only twice a week can the whole
company get together to rehearse,"
he says.
Despite such complications
everything seems ready for opening
night and the two plays promise to
be interesting and enjoyable
theatre.
While it is their first production as
the official resident company of Kits
House, it is actually the company's
second production. The Kitsilano
Theatre Company was formed last
June to perform The Wrestler, an
original play by Syd Rosenberg and
Pirandello's The Man with the
Flower in his Mouth.
The moderate success of these
two works was enough to encourage Kits House director Bill
Duncan to think about presenting
theatre productions on a regular
basis.
GONZALEZ-RISSO . . . Bzzzing
"I like to see our facilities being
used in a variety of different ways
to benefit as many people as possible in the community," says Duncan. "And theatre seemed a
natural. A theatre group is an asset
to the community rather than merely an exploiter of it."
Gonzalez-Risso was also encouraged about the potential of a
formal association with Kits House.
"I presented an official proposal to
the board of directors that runs Kits
House and after being grilled for a
couple of hours they accepted it.
They were really enthusiastic and
excited about the possibilities," he
says.
At a time when government cutbacks have severely affected the
operation of many theatre groups
and forced the closure of a number
of them, Gonzalez-Risso was fortunate to secure a donation from
A-1 Moving and Storage, a trucking
company.
"Ron MacFarlane, the president
of A-1, is interested in theatre
because his wife's an actress," says
Gonzalez-Risso. "He also wants to
help change the image of trucking
by connecting it with the arts."
A-1's sponsorship, combined
with money the company raised
selling advertising in Kitsilano, has
put the group on a fairly firm financial footing. But as for all theatre
groups and especially young ones
trying to get established, there are
lots of expenses.
"We're spending $400 just on
renting lights," says Gonzalez-
Risso," and we pay our two equity
actors $750, so it's always tight."
There are five actors involved in
the company's current production,
with varying levels of acting experience but all hardworking and
enthusiastic about the plays.
Bill Murdoch and Scott Swanson
are both UBC graduates, experienced actors and members of the actors equity (the actors union.) Murdoch teaches theatre at Capilano
College and Swanson works at
UBC's Crane library making recordings.
EJwanson lost his voice only a few
days before opening night, the
dreaded nightmare of all actors.
During the company's final rehearsals Swanson mimed his lines while
Gonzalez-Risso read them out so
that Swanson could save his voice.
Other members of the company
include Laurel Bryson, a second-
year theatre student at UBC, Lynn
Wells who got involved in acting
through amateur theatre, and Maggie Bellmaine, who graduated in the
theatre arts program at Langara
College.
The two plays, Bzzz and Caution: Contents under Pressure, are
interesting as new works by a
young local playwright. Gonzalez-
Risso graduated from UBC with a
masters in creative writing with a
speciality in play writing.
BRYSON . . people like the plays.
Caution: Contents under
Pressure was first performed in
Trois-Pistoles, Quebec in 1976 by a
local theatre group. Gonzalez-Risso
then took it to France and it was
performed at Pau by a group of student actors and then at Salamanca,
Spain by El Grupo de Teatro Colec-
tivo Barro.
"It was a great experience," he
says. "The actors were all students
so the performance wasn't all that
polished, but it was a lot of fun. It
also gave me time to work on the
play, make additions and improvements."
Contents is a play about
pressure. It deals with the pressure
of being a judge; of being a
daughter who has to present her
fiance to bizarre parents; of being a
young law student who meets his
future parents-in-law under unusual
circumstances.
Bzzz is an extravagant satire
dealing with violence. A toy
designer and his assistant are competing to market their toys and
games. One believes that by
designing adult toys that will help
adults release their agressions in
'play' world violence could be
diminished.
The actors are enthusiastic about
the plays. Bryson says she has a lot
of confidence in the scripts.
"They're about the best new works
that I know of that are being done
at the moment in Vancouver."
But she is slightly pessimistic
about how audiences will react to
new works. "People tend to look to
criticize," says Bryson. "Especially
in a new work by a young Canadian
playwright. But if they just sit back,
relax, and see the plays as they are,
they'll like them."
Duncan thinks people are ready
for a change in theatre. "I quit going to cinema because I got sick of
all the paint and glitter that prevents
you looking at the people."
He says people are now more interested in works that deal with im-
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KITS HOUSE . . . newly renovated theatre offering performances of young Canadian playwright.
Friday, October 19,1979
THE    UBYSSEY
Page Friday 5 Brothers set fire
to jazz concert
By DANIEL MOON
The Heath Brothers woke Vancouver up.
A packed house in the Jazz Alley
at the Istanbul was reawakened to
the magic of visiting musicians filling a small room with sound that
jumps offstage with a life of its
own.
Jimmy Heath warmed up the
second set Wednesday night with
his tenor saxophone while pianist
Stanley Cowell introduced the un-
Jacobs
plays
jazz
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felt like it has head music yet it was
a lot of things.
PF: How well has the first album,
Cobra, done for you?
Jacobs: It's selling very well, it's
all over the world. The first album
has just been released in many
countries. It was just released in the
States in June.
It takes a little longer to get to
other countries, so sales right now
first CBS in Canada that ever went
world-wide. Every country picked it
up.
Hard to get every country, that's
one of the reasons why I picked this
type of music a long time ago,
because it's a lot more universal.
We plan on doing concerts this year
in Japan and China and New York.
Playing in different countries to
people — it's like they understand
the music as well as we do here.
There's no language barriers.
PF:  Do you think jazz music is
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JACOBS . . . jazz like classical
somehow more creative than what
you might call "popular music",
because it is more involved and it
doesn't have to hang itself on a
single tune that everyone can pick
up?
Jacobs: No, looking back in days
of musical history, you might consider that jazz is a lot more like what
Bach played.
But still there was a Debussey,
still there was a Chopin, who wrote
beautiful melodies. They were very
creative and there are people today
who write not complicated music
technically, but they write very
creative music.
You don't judge music by relative
hardness to play — it's just that
because we haven't played so many
kinds of music so long,, the only
thing that became a challenge to
us, to a large degree, was
something that put a demand on us
to play.
It's a test for teamwork for every
man to see how finely honed you
can play.
usual with a solo on the African
thumb piano. The small hand-held
instrument became more than a
novelty item as Cowell coaxed
rhythm and luxurious resonance
from its wooden frame.
Tony Purrone's blazing guitar
riffs shared the spotlight with Jimmy Heath's soprano saxophone on
Feeling Feeling. But the rest of the
band didn't take a back seat on this
up-tempo composition. Keith Copland's drums reinforced Percy
Heath's sinewy bass while the
pianist lent a restrained yet forceful
touch.
Restraint fell by the wayside on
Bud Powell's Parisian Thoroughfare. Cowell's left hand raced his
right with dizzying precision as
notes sprinted side by side, nearly
collided, and sped on again. Briefly
joined by the bassist and drummer
on his mad rush, Cowell reverted to
a solo vehicle pushing his fingers
through several red lights before
bringing this intersection of wit and
virtuosity to an abrupt stop.
A rather tepid flute and baby bass
duo gave Passion Flower a slow
start. But when the Heath brothers
switched 'to their more traditional
instruments, the Billy Strayhorn
tune started to pick up steam with
Percy laying down a firm, assured
bass line and Jimmy blowing his
tenor sax loud enough to wake the
dead.
Percy Heath demonstrated that
his 20 year association with the
Modern Jazz Quartet is evidence
that   substance   outweighs   style.
Never a flashy bass player, Heath
radiated a reserved assurance that
is the supporting pillar of the band.
His easy affability is part of a warm
camaraderie that made the evening
glow. Professional musicians with
polished licks too often lack the relaxed control that puts the life into
night life.
Heath's composition Move to the
Groove let the band waltz around in
a blues format. Cowell stole the
show when he stopped toying
piously with a familiar blues progression and ripped it up by tearing
furiously down the keyboard.
The audience was whipped out
of its finger-popping groove and responded to the shock with laughter
and applause.
Jimmy Heath ignited the volatile
atmosphere with a tenor sax solo
on the group's version of Jerome
Kearn's All the Things You Are.
Maybe it was just birthday fever,
but Purrone added fuel to the fire
with lightning-fast runs on his Gibson hollow-body guitar. His riffs
were so intense that one of his strings disintegrated in mid-solo but
Purrone carried on with his chords
like nothing had ever happened.
The crowd at the Istanbul was
not going to let the brothers get
away without an encore. They got
their money's worth when Charlie
Parker was dusted off and be-
bopped back to life by five alive
musicians.
The Heath Brothers woke up the
town and Vancouver won't sleep
until they come back.
Page Friday 6
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 19, 1979 Art for arts sake vs.
liquor is quicker
By HOLLY NATHAN
A proposal to transform the
SUB art gallery into a combined cocktail lounge and art
showcase is now under
serious consideration by the
student representative
assembly. The art gallery committee, a group of volunteer
students responsible for running the Alma Mater Society
gallery, has not been officially
informed of the move.
"Rumor   is   all   we   hear,"
chairman, noted that during
the two weeks of the experiment, the clientele totalled
2,500 persons.
Students who believe the
art gallery should retain its
original function are now signing the petition available in the
gallery. Eventually the student
body at large will decide the
issue through a referendum if,
after their research, SRA decides to pass it.
The idea is currently in its
•Students were
overwhelmingly
in favor of
the idea'
commented committee chairwomen Carole Frank, who
finds the lack of communication disturbing.
The proposal was given a
trial run when the Lethe, a
backroom liquor lounge in the
student union building, was
relocated in the art gallery during Orientation Week in mid-
September. Plants, live entertainment, comfortable furniture and art work contributed
to what many patrons found
to be a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere.
"Students were overwhelmingly in favor of the idea,"
commented Bruce Armstrong,
Orientation Week committee
chairman.
And Don Tolson, student
administration    committee
embryonic stages. "The Gal-
ery was originally set up to display art of all different kinds,"
Tolson said. "This proposal
changes that basic tenet and
so we want to proceed carefully."
It is questionable whether
the format will be a coffee
house or a cocktail lounge, or
a combination of both. A decision will probably not come
until next year.
A SAC commissioner is
conducting research into the
feasibility of the proposal. This
means assessing the cost of
the refrigerators, water supply
and cash registers needed to
run a lounge, as well as the
cost of protecting the art
work. The latter could include
plexiglass      covers      for
sculptures and matting for
paintings.
This raises the question of
how artists will feel exhibiting
their work under such conditions.
Tolson said the reaction so
far has been mixed. But he added this was really the territory
of the art gallery committee,
which has more direct contact
with artists.
But that point has not been
raised directly with the committee and Frank finds it surprising that this juggling of
ideas is going on "behind the
committee's back."
No one from SRA has approached any members of the
committee to communicate
their ideas or to ask for any,
said Frank. She added she
wonders if SRA is listening
more closely to the suggestions of a hired staff member,
who may view the situation
more from a financial standpoint, rather than students
and their needs.
Although she says her ideas
do not necessarily represent
those of the committee, which
has not yet had time to officially form their philosophy. But
she adds that the proposal
from the standpoint of art appreciation is not a good one,
and it is not based on a very
deep exploration of what art
is.
Frank noted that the Lethe,
when it was in the gallery, limited the number of paintings
being shown and those
chosen from the AMS art collection were selected to blend
in decoratively with the furniture, mood and tone of the
lounge.
"We felt that this was more
than   regrettable,"   she  says.
LETHE . . . windowless closet for diehard student alcoholics.
"It was ridiculous. There was
no way of choosing art for its
own sake."
Both Tolson and Armstrong
emphasized  that they see a
alists   could   perform.   Armstrong  pointed  out that the
lounge was not at all meant to
overshadow the art.
A lounge or a coffee house
•There was
no way of choosing
art for
its own sake"
need for a pleasant, quiet
place for conversation and relaxation, a place where guitarists and other live instrument-
SL'B ART GALLERY . . . undercriticized space subject of heated alcohol vs. art.
means plants, furniture,
tables, pleasant music. Frank
finds this kind of atmosphere
incompatible with the nature
of an art gallery.
"Paintings have to have
their own impact," she says.
"And every visual object in the
room affects every other visual
object. A student art gallery
should be much more hardhitting than beautiful music
and beautiful art."
This conflict of opinion
questions the function of the
art gallery as a service of the
AMS.
"There's some question as
to whether it's used as much
as should be," said Armstrong, and both he and Tolson viewed the plausibility of
the proposal based partly on
the number of people attracted by the cocktail lounge idea.
Frank says the issue is the
availability of an ideal place for
free student expression, and a
lounge could seriously hamper
that freedom. Because the
gallery is student funded, it is
the only area of communication and expression that is not
influenced by the faculty and
staff of the university, she
says. And she says she sees
the gallery's function as a
communications tool for the
campus.
"It's not necessary for the
art to be great. I just think it's
important that people know
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THE    UBYSSEY
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By his own admission, he approaches certain situations (the
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age of six. The 1970s find Gabriel as
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in movies about the past. He remains unaffected by the fact that
the scripts change constantly,  as
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It is the Tour Montparnasse and
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there. He is in his unremembered,
wartime past; unremembered, but
so important to him.
Politics in some of the stories is a
vehicle for the expression of a
character. In other stories, it has little to do with character development, but certainly moves the plot.
Piotr's comings and goings to and
from Paris are decided by the Polish
and French governments. If he had
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never have fallen in love with Leslie.
Nor would he have fallen in love
with her if he had been at all familiar
with western women and their
customs.
He also conveniently falls out of
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away his completely hopeless love
when it becomes obvious he will no
longer be able to torture himself
emotionally while she flits about
Europe.
The agony he lives while he is in
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how she will be is acutely real. The
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THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 19, 1979 ramo
Mamet converses in Woods
By WENDY HUNT
When you go down to the woods
today you'd better watch out for
more than a teddy bear's picnic.
Like Ruth and Nick you might get
lost but have no one to hold onto.
The Woods
By David Mamet
Directed by Ray Michal
At City Stage until Nov. 10
Vancouver audiences were first
introduced to David Mamet when
City Stage produced his Sexual
Perversity in Chicago a couple of
seasons ago. Sexual Perversity examined the battle of the sexes in the
70s, a battle of roles which neither
sex could escape or win.
Mamet again looks at the man-
woman relationship, but in a much
broader sense, by considering the
human condition rather than the
social condition.
Ruth and Nick are not locked into
social roles but into themselves.
The theme is initially one of a lack
of communication and is transformed into the more complex one of
isolation and the failure of words to
combat it.
Ruth and Nick have retreated to
his family's cabin in the woods for a
blissful tryst. They've left the dirty
city behind to let their love breathe
fresh air. But even love is not
enough to overcome and heal the
basic sense of isolation found in
every individual. They are cut off
from the past, the future and each
other.
Word and action become symbols of this isolation. Ruth is a verbal person. She talks a great deal
but says little, whereas Nick expresses   himself   through   actions.
They both have many feelings although they may not be able to
name them.
Ruth tells Nick of her love for him
and attacks him with words, trying
to get him to respond in kind. Nick
shows his love through kisses and
caresses and tries to rape Ruth
when she does not respond sexually to him. He finally has a confession of love beaten out of him.
Because of this cross in the lines of
communication, Ruth and Nick
cannot tell each other how they
feel, or understand how the other
feels.
In the final act of the play the
common experience which draws
the pair together is aloneness not
love. The animal need for bodily
warmth and comfort against isolation is explained through a child's
bedtime story. Words are inadequate to rationally explain this
need.
But it is Marlene O'Brien as Ruth
and Jon Bryden as Nick who imbue
the idea of isolation with the emotional impact of desolation. Their
movements and expressions belie
the boiling, conflicting emotions
beneath Mamet's stylized dialogue
and bring two extreme and opposite characters to life.
Ray Michal's sensitive direction
helps the actors find their way
about the stage without forcing
them to move. The fight scenes are
extremely well done. There is no
feeling that the scenes have been
choreographed.
Mamet uses language to show its
own sterility. Contractions, such as
I'll or you're, are rarely used and the
rhythm of speech makes the words
seem stilted and uncomfortable.
The artificiality of the words taints
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the quality of communication so
that it too becomes stilted and
shallow.
Contractions seem to become instinctual and powerful. They are used with obscenities and other
words which have little intellectual
but a great deal of emotional value.
Mamet also uses other standard
techniques to symbolize the lack of
communication. The characters ask
obvious questions, repeat what
they and others have said and
speak without listening.
Mamet explores the sense of isolation that we all experience at one
time or another. The Woods is
serious without being dull and
tender without being maudlin. The
skill of the cast and crew of City
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demanding play.
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THE    UBYSSEY
Page Friday 9 10 scores 6 out of 10 for Edwards
By SHAFFIN SHARIFF
10 is the new comedy by writer-
director Blake Edwards, sustainer
of the Pink Panther sequels. This
time, Edwards diverts from the
familiar Pink Panther theme and
tackles the difficult subject of the
male mid-life crisis.
George Webber, played by
Dudley Moore, is 42 years old and
hates the prospect of growing old.
Life is passing him by and he feels
frustrated at not being able to deal
with his fears. His capricious outlet
is observing his virile neighbour indulge in numerous sexual
escapades.
10
Starring    Julie    Andrews    and
Dudley Moore
Playing at Vancouver Centre
At one point, he claims to his
psychiatrist that he would happily
exchange places with his homosexual friend and colleague (Robert
Webber) in return for youthfulness.
Then, one day, he stumbles onto
the woman of his dreams - a perfect
"10" on a scale of 1 to 10. The problem is that she is about to be mar-
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what's going on from the point
of view of other students.'
With photo shows, architecture displays and theatre
acts, all of which the committee
would like very much to book,
the gallery would become a
forum for students to communicate with each other.
If there is criticism of the art
gallery as it is now, the solution,
Frank says, lies not in the rash
proposal under consideration,
but in the revamping of the administration of the art gallery
itself.
She says that while the committee would like to exhibit art
that will affect people at a deep
level emotionally and intellectually, it is difficult for the
members to mount shows that
are of that quality. Part of the
problem, she says, is an "incredible lack of time" on the
part of the student volunteers
and the problems of recruiting
the required number of staff
and sorting out their aims and
philosophies.
With the change of staff
every year, and no formal constitution setting a philosophical
guideline, Frank says it is no
surprise there is no cohesive
program. She says if the gallery
were run properly, a permanent
employee could be hired to provide continuity.
If the proposal is accepted by
SRA, the issue will go to the
student body. The students will
then have to decide if an art
gallery is necessary or even important to them, if a coffee
house or lounge idea is highest
on their list of priorities, or if a
combination of both is feasible
and acceptable.
Bruce Armstrong says" he
hopes all parties — SRA, SAC
and the SUB art gallery committee — will look at the issue
objectively with the air of discovering what will best serve
the students as a whole.
ried. Not one to let such simple
obstacles stand in his way, he finds
out the the identity of this "vision"
from the priest who performed her
wedding ceremony. One of the funniest scenes in the film is the conversation between Webber and the
priest when a senile housekeeper
enters the room.
Trying to get away from it all, he
flies off to Mexico, only to encounter the same woman on her
honeymoon.
In the role of Samantha Taylor, a
celebrated singer, Julie Andrews
has little to do as Webber's sympathetic but not understanding
girlfriend.
Bo Derek, as Webber's sumptuous vision, fares better. In her
screen debut, Derek is lovely and
captivating. She is controlled and
manages to convince that she really
could be a "10".  But it turns out
later she is not the perfection Webber had imagined.
Robert Webber (not to be confused with Moore's character,
Webber), as Webber's gay friend
and songwriter-collaborator, is surprisingly good. The homosexual
angle is a fresh approach and works
well for the film.
10 is a fine comedy but it could
have been funnier. For an adult
comedy, 10 is surprisingly boring at
times. Not only does Edwards
spend more time than necessary on
the psychological aspect of Webber's problems, he does not
develop wife Julie Andrews' role
satisfactorily. Andrews forever remains in the background when she
could be a pivotal part of the plot.
But Edwards does deserve credit
for much of 10's success. His recent Pink Panther films have been
rather stale,   but  10 reaffirms  Ed
wards' comedy writing and directing capabilities.
Dudley Moore was brought in for
10 when George Segal left the production just days before the
scheduled shooting. He claimed Edwards was trying to rewrite Andrews' role and make her the central character. Considering the final
cut, it is difficult to understand
Segal's position, for Andrews is
hardly the central character of 10.
Moore is hilarious as the
frustrated Webber, but knowing
that Segal was originally slated for
10, it is difficult not to compare
what Moore has achieved and what
Segal could have done with the
part. Considering the range of
Segal's talent (A Touch of Class,
Blume In Love), it is safe to assume
that Segal's presence would have
helped 10 considerably.
But 10 is an admirable effort by
Edwards  and  should   be  seen  as
such.
PANGO PANGO (UNS) - King
Rat McSneer today announced
plans for the expansion of his
techno-rat research colony into the
Unexplored Erogenous Lands.
Thousands of hairy puce blorgs
stormed McSneer's palace late yesterday to protest the move, but
were stopped dead in their tracks
by razor beam developed recently in
research colony.
"They were standing in the way
of scientific development, they had
to go. Besides, they were getting
dirt on my experimental
equipment," said McSneer.
But warring blorg chieftain Duck
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THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 19, 1979 Bzzz puts Kits under Pressure
By SHEILA BURNS
Ever heard of a child's toy called
a baby buzz bomb? How about a
judge who relaxes by meditating inside a locked trunk?
Sounds intriguing?
So are Bzzz and Caution: Contents under Pressure, two one-act
plays that open the season for the
Kitsilano Theatre Company.
Bzzz    and    Caution:    Contents
under Pressure
By Kico Gonzalez-Risso
At Kits House
Until Nov. 4
Written and directed by local
playwright Kico Gonzalez-Risso,
the two plays are enjoyable,
unusual and significant.
Bzzz is an extravagant satire
about violence. A successful toy
designer for twenty years, Mr. Fig
(Scott    Swanson)    finds    his   job
threatened by his ambitious assistant Miss Ross (Lynn Wells). Miss
Ross believes the company should
switch from the children's market
to begin a new line of
"sophisticated" games for adults.
Their rivalry takes the form of a
toy show-down, Mr. Fig's fabulous
new explosive toy pitted against
Miss Ross' seductive and
sophisticated adult games.
The games are judged by a toy
tester, Ivan Gove (Bill Murdoch).
He is an ex-convict who, with
childlike simplicity combined with
the extreme violence of an unbalanced mind, has to choose
which toys he prefers.
There are a number of humorous
incidents and the audience is drawn
into the intensity of the Fig/Ross
showdown. We are amused by the
self-important and slightly madcap
Fig, by the prim, aspiring Ross, and
the hulking, dull-witted Grove.
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The play is well-written and neatly constructed. There are a number
of important themes discussed but
the most important of these, the
issue of violence, seems to get bogged down.
The play is a satire about violence
and the excessiveness of the incidents is highly amusing. But
somehow there is no feeling of
resolution; what exactly Gonzalez-
Risso is telling us is unclear.
But while the play lacks clarity in
its message, it at least gets us thinking about the horror and exploitation of violence and perhaps this
was all the playwright had in mind.
The second play of the evening,
Caution: Contents under Pressure,
is structurally a much lighter play
and more subtle thematically than
Bzzz. It deals with how different
people cope with pressure and how
it affects their lives and personalities.   It is a captivating play
BZZZ . . . toying
which presents a totally believable
incident under slightly exaggerated
circumstances.
A young woman (Laurel Bryson)
who takes her fiance (Scott Swanson) home to meet her parents — a
delightfully mad judge (Bill Murdoch) and her strange and unfriendly mother (Maggie
Bellmaine).
Amos, a law student struggling
to finish off his thesis, is more than
a little puzzled by the strange
behaviour of his fiance's parents,
and    it   becomes   so   bizarre    he
around with violence.
decides to leave. But when his
fiance threatens to hang herself
Amos comes to terms with his impending future in an unusual way.
The delightfully surprising ending
leaves the audience amused and
rather unsure of what they have just
witnessed. It takes a while for the
play's artful simplicity to sinkjn. It is
a witty play with a subtle message
unlike Bzzz which relies on the excesses of three unbalanced minds
to amuse the audience.
Both    plays   offer   fine   perfor-
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THE    UBYSSEY
Page Friday 11 Gallant creates Seasons
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"No one but Piotr himself could
have taken the measure of his
disappointment as he said. So there
was really nothing in it, was there?
So this was all there ever was —
only tenderness" is perhaps facile
and expedient. But people come to
facile, expedient resolutions when
they need to.
All the characters in this book are
real. They have their own tones and
speech and thought patterns and
their own problems to resolve.
Their lives and places are all more or
less evocative, and they all do what
they can't help doing, just as every
one else does.
The most impressive story is the
first one, The Four Seasons. This
story alone is worth the price of the
hardcover book. It chronicles a year
in the life of an Italian peasant girl
and her semi-conscious awakening
to life, similar in some ways to the
awakening of Piotr. It details the
political developments in pre-World
War II Italy in a way that parallels
the development of the girl.
Gallant's landscapes and their effect on the girl are as powerful,
well-crafted and splendid as any I
have read. Nature, the politics of
men and the life of Carmela all work
with each other in a way that makes
one understand why Margaret Atwood says Gallant is "a terrifyingly
good writer." Four Seasons is a
masterpiece, and most of what
Gallant has to say in general terms
appears right there.
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other systems.
It can be the movement of
nature, or the reactions of people to
each other. The changes in the
earth, from the largest, most impersonal scale down to the minute
details of feelings and reactions is in
some measure impenetrable and
awe-inspiring. It is the remoteness
and separateness of people and
things and, at the same time their
similarities, that give us pain and instill amazement and wonder in us.
Gallant has captured the rhythm
and the mystery of life in this fine
collection. She half shows us how
this planet works, and then quickly
pulls away. We are left wondering if
she has pulled away because she
doesn't know the answer, or
because she does.
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THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 19,1979 VSO finds Boreal but
blows Tchaikovsky
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Ronald de Kant's delicious
clarinet playing, and an odd Canadian piece about primitive struggle
almost compensated for the saccharine boredom of Monday's Vancouver Symphony Main Series concert with Assistant Conductor Glen
Fast on the podium.
A Canadian composer's effort at
Theatre
comes lo
Kitsilano
From PF11
mances. Bill Murdoch, and Scott
Swanson, both seasoned actors,
give excellent performances and
Lynn Wells, Maggie Bellmaine and
Laurel Bryson are convincing in
their roles.
Both Gonzalez-Risso and the Kitsilano Theatre Company have
shown talent and imagination. This
is an encouraging beginning for the
company and it is hoped they will
continue to evolve and refine their
performances.
Keeping
Canadian
culture
From PF2
not appeal to the majority of people, so why should the majority be
called upon to support them?
Perhaps the question can be best
answered by another question.
Does Canada need an indigenous
culture? A culture that is uniquely
our own.
Canada is a young country and
has no common cultural heritage.
The traditions, values, heroes, and
artists we identify and understand
ourselves with are for the most part
imported.
There is little about Canadian life
that is uniquely Canadian. We have
hockey, but is hockey enough? Our
country is on the verge of splitting
in half, yet most people are bored
by the whole affair. Every year our
television industry becomes a paler
imitation of the American industry,
yet we hunger for more cablevision.
It is possible to resign ourselves
to political apathy and cultural
domination by the Americans. After
all, it seems a rather painless and inevitable death. But there are ways
to buttress ourselves against it. One
of these is to encourage a strong
and vibrant artistic community.
Theatre companies, writers,
painters, filmmakers and artists
show us what is unique about living
in this country. The myths and images they create arise out of an environment we all share and they
give us a common basis for
understanding ourselves. This
understanding of what it is to be
Canadian could be an important
unifying force in Canada; it could
give us a sense of having our own
culture to protect and develop.
Before the government decides
to make a show of its frugality by
cutting such "non-essentials" as
funding for the arts, it should weigh
carefully the consequences. The
return on a twenty million dollar investment in the arts cannot be
calculated by the department of
finance, but it is hardly less important for that.
a tone-painting of the Canadian
North opened the program. Thjs
work, entitled Boreal, bore no
detectable relationship to anything
that might be termed northerly.
One listener commented it sounded
like the Rite of Spring, which is set
in Siberia, but that's pushing the
image.
It did have some relationship with
the Stravinsky work at least in
spirit, as both are suggestive of
primitive violence. Walt Disney's
animated film Fantasia employed
the Stravinsky work in a scene of a
mortal battle between a tyran-
nosaurus and a stegosaurus.
Boreal might be even more appropriate, with its gargantuan
stampings from the percussion and
winds, suggestive of a sweaty
tropical heat, dense vegetation and
monstrous combat.
The work was most effective in
its blasting effects, though having
nothing to do with the Canadian
North. The audience seemed to
react coolly to the work.
Mozart's Sinfonia Concertate for
oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn
followed. Fast's conducting
brought out a lightness that
Akiyama would have missed, and
the playing of the orchestra was
significantly more precise than
under the regular conductor's
baton.
The four wind soloists were a
good   team,   though   Christopher
Millard's bassoon playing tended to
be submerged under the others.
Ronald de Kant's beautiful clarinet
tone stood out as an ideal for the
rest of the orchestra to follow. De
Kant's soft and sensuous lower
register was exciting, yet still of a
perfectly restrained Mozartian
scale.
MacDonald's, being just across
the street from the Orpheum,
everyone took a break for a burger
and a shake at this point, and
returned with a full stomach, a
good preparation for the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 that followed
the intermission.
This symphony is a bloated mass
of gushy melodies, like everything
else the Russian wrote. That is its
sole merit. In the same way that
honey> ice cream, sugar, whipped
cream and more sugar make a
disgustingly sweet dessert, so
Tchaikovsky gets sticky after a few
dozen bars, and sends one running
for the Eno.
The VSO cooked well in this
confection, and Fast drew all the
delightful melodies out in a parade
of symphonic flavors.
The audience applauded.
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THE   UBYSSEY
Page Friday 13 Kits opens House
From PF5
portant issues in their lives. "These
plays are good because they take a
close-up of reality and take a good
look at it. I think people will really
appreciate them for that."
Bellmaine, who plays a
bellydancer in Contents, also feels
the public's reaction to the plays
will be positive. "While I think
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Vancouver who are interested in
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But he feels there are possibilities
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THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, October 19,1979 The fourth annual showing of the
Vancouver Women's Inter-Art
Society is in progress at the Helen
Pitt Gallery until Oct. 27. Members
of the society will present works
and constructed pieces in a variety
of media including ceramics, photography and fabric. The gallery is
located at 163 West Pender Street
and hours are from noon to 5 p.m.
The Literary Storefront presents Margaret Atwood reading
from her now book Life Before Man
on Oct. 20 at 8:30 p.m. Only 100
tickets are available, and only on a
pre-sold basis. The Literary Storefront is at #213-131 Water Street,
telephone 688-9737.
City Stage theatre is showing
David Mamet's The Woods until
Nov. 10. Performances are at 8:30
p.m., and further information can
be obtained by calling 688-7013.
The Ballet Internacional de
Caracas presents three performances at the Queen Elizabeth
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works will be choreographed by Vicente Nebrada, Margo Sapping and
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Eric Nicol's new comedy Free at
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