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The Ubyssey Jan 31, 1974

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Array Students Coalition takes all
—peter cummings photo
DECISIONS, DECISIONS as Janice McBride casts her ballot during Wednesday's Alma Mater Society
elections. Students who made effort to come out and vote were rewarded with their own chance to
unscramble long and confusing lists of candidates for seven executive positions.
Doctor increase delayed
Enrolment of undergraduate
medical classes at UBC will not be
increased until the B.C. Medical
Centre is completed in four years,
medical dean David Bates said
A government report from Dr.
Richard Foulkes released earlier
this month recommended increasing the output of the med
school to at least 152 and possibly
200 by 1981 from the current
average of 60-65 doctors.
Bates told The Ubyssey further
increases in the class sizes would
mean overloading already filled
teaching facilities.
"We could only have more
students if they stood in the aisles.
That kind of instruction is only
given in some schools in Europe,
where sometimes half the students
are standing," he said.
But he said the planned B.C.
Medical Centre will provide
facilities for expansion and begin a
revolution in clinical work and
teaching of health sciences.
, The hospital will be run by a
board of directors which will have
jurisdiction over many aspects of
the practical teaching of the health
professions, he said.
"Future expansion and
development of specialized
resources will generally be subject
to the jurisdiction of the board,"
said an article he wrote for UBC
Reports Wednesday.
The Centre will serve a teaching
and tertiary referral hospital, the
article said.
The faculty of medicine has two
representatives out of the 10-
member centre board, he said.
Bates said he hopes the centre's
administrative structure will allow
the medical school to develop a
compromise between owning a
teaching and clinical hospital, and
having a hospital totally independent from the university
He said the problems with the
first system have been mainly
financial in nature.
"The University of Pennsylvania
operates a 16,000-bed hospital and
their biggest problems have been
in trying to disentangle patient
care from teaching and research.
You can subsidize patient care to
an infinite extent and it becomes
difficult to allocate funding for the
primary function of a university —
"Another major problem is a
polarizing of teaching and practicing physicians. It's easy enough
See page 2: PRIVATE
Students Coalition, the slate that has dominated the Alma
Mater Society executive for the last 2 1/2 years, has now taken
complete control.
The slate took five of the seven executive positions and was
leading in the two others when ballot counting was stopped
early today.
Elected were: Joan Mitchell, arts 2, internal-affairs officer; Doug
Brock, arts 4, vice-president; Duncan Thompson, commerce 1,
secretary; Gary Moore, commerce 2, external-affairs officer; and Lynn
Orstad, arts 2, co-ordinator.
Final counts were not available for the president and treasurer
positions. But current AMS treasurer John Wilson, collating vote tallies,
said Students Coalition members Gordon Blankstein, grad studies 1, led
the presidential race and George Mapson, grad studies 1, was the top
treasurer candidate.
Voter turnout was down from last year's election. Only 3,100 of
20,000 students voted — 15 per cent of the eligible voters. About 17 per
cent of the 18,000 eligible voters cast ballots last year.
The surprise of the election was the strong second-place finish of the
Students to Decentralize the AMS — a slate composed of engineering
Rick Knowlan, slate organizer and presidential candidate, has
admitted the slate was thrown together a few hours before the
nomination deadline because, he said, the other candidates were
The slate adopted a position of immediate decentralization of the
AMS and a $12 membership fee reduction.
Slate underdeveloped
Knowlan conceded Wednesday
the slate's position has not been
well conceived nor developed.
The three leftist slates — the
Action Slate, Progressive Students
Alliance and the Socialist Slate —
finished third, fourth and fifth
respectively in almost all offices.
Blankstein explained his slate's
victory: "I think it is a conservative campus and the result
probably shows students are
getting enough political things in
classes and outside they just want
to sit down and relax."
Blankstein said the new
executive will concentrate on
services but also pay serious attention to the strong decentralization vote.
He said he supports the idea of
setting up a committee to "hear
students' opinions" on decentralization of t£e AMS.
The Students Coalition first
gained a majority on an AMS
executive in late 1971 when
students voted to oust the left-wing
Human Government slate.
Since that time, the coalition has
had a majority of members, including Blankstein, on executives,
although it has never swept an
executive election.
Current AMS president Brian
Loomes said he believes the key
factor in the Students Coalition
victory was the attention attracted
to Blankstein's special events
committee by their bringing big-
name entertainment groups on
"Everyone knew about the
concerts but the left's work on
student representation and other
issues wasn't as well known. Our
style of political work doesn't work
in a big flashy way."
Looking ahead Loomes said he
thinks "Blankstein will unfortunately carry on the positioji of
isolating the students from the
university for a while longer,
seeing the AMS as a separate independent student society instead
of working for equal power in the
university as a whole. Then a
separate student government
would be irrelevant."
Three reasons for defeat
Loomes offered three reasons for
the left's poor showing.
First, Loomes said, "Our
political activity during the year
was fairly isolated, concentrated in
committees and the senate. The
struggles were intense but did not
attract mass attention or support."
Loomes blamed The Ubyssey for
what he said was "poor coverage"
of the split of Steven Mochnaki
from the PSA slate.
Loomes also said the engineers'
slate with its promises of drastic
changes in the AMS drew many
votes from the left.
Asked if he saw the election as a
rejection of his performance in
office Loomes first discounted the
possibility but later said, "I sup-
Music split widens
The split between music head Donald McCorkle
and his faculty appears to have widened following a
departmental meeting Tuesday at which professors
openly mocked his method of conducting the meeting.
McCorkle was also attacked Tuesday in a report
from a music undergraduate society committee with
operating a closed-door policy towards students
"which has lead to considerable student frustration."
And in a third development this week, McCorkle
announced in a faculty memo he had formed a seven-
person committee — without students — to investigate the role of. students in departmental
meetings. But six of the seven committee members
have supported McCorkle in past clashes according
to sources within the department.
These sources indicate tension between McCorkle
and a majority of faculty and music students is ever-
increasing as everyone awaits a reply from arts dean
Doug Kenny to a petition from 13 tenured professors
challenging McCorkle's competence.
Kenny, unavailable for comment Wednesday, has
indicated to upset faculty members that he wants to
study the matter further before making any
recommendation in the dispute. He has refused to
meet with faculty members who oppose McCorkle to
hear their versions of the department's organization.
Eric Wyness, the ex-officio student representative
to department meetings, described Wednesday the
apparent increased rift between McCorkle and his
He said professors were openly laughing at the way
McCorkle was conducting the meeting.
"The way it appeared was he went along the way
creating his own rules," he said. "It was kind of like
pulling a Nixon where he creates a status quo then
says he is only a tool of its actions."
The circus-like atmosphere of the meeting
prompted Bobby Harriot, a local bandleader and
part-time trumpet teacher in the department, to
remark that McCorkle's sense of parliamentary
procedure reminded him of such systems in Kenya
and Uganda.
See page 8:  MUS
pose it's possible I was seen by
students as the person responsible
for the whole messed-up AMS
situation this year."
Steven Mochnacki, defeated
Action Slate presidential candidate,
said the election proved the Action
Slate was a more viable leftist
group that PSA.
"We effectively beat PSA by a
good margin," he said. "It shows
us to be the credible alternative to
Students Coalition."
Mochnacki explained the surprising vote for SD-AMS as a
reaction against the direction the
AMS is going.
"I think the mood on campus is
right-wing and this is a right-wing
backlash which shows
dissatisfaction with the AMS," he
SD-AMS candidate Rick
Knowlan expressed disappointment with the results and said
he is pessimistic about next year's
"I don't believe the new
executive can accomplish
anything. All they can do is keep
house. Staying with the present
AMS system all they can be is a
caretaker government," he said.
Knowlan said he interprets the
results as "a good indication that
students agree with us that
decentralization is the issue."
He said the results show the
engineering students are more
socially conscious.
Mapson said the heavy vote for
Students Coalition in the MacMillan Building, the Tiome of
forestry and agriculture students,
was probably the deciding factor,
and he attributed this to cam-
See page 2:  PREFERENTIAL Page 2
Thursday, January 31, 1974
Preferential votes
to be counted
From page  1
paigning  by  Joan  Mitchell,   external-affairs officer-elect.
At press time Blankstein,
Students Coalition presidential
candidate, was well ahead of SD-
AMS candidate Rick Knowlan with
preferential ballots still to be
counted. Action Slate candidate
Steven Mochnacki, PSA's David
Empey and Socialist Coreen
Douglas trailed.
Under the preferential voting
system ballots are counted — with
the low candidate being dropped
each round — until someone gains
at least 50 per cent support or only
two candidates are left. Then the
candidate with the most votes
In the race for treasurer SC
candidate Mapson lead SD-AMS
candidate Ken de Rooy, PSA's
Pemme Muir and Action Slate's
David Plackett.
SC vice-president Doug Brock
polled 1,022 votes to engineer Ray
Zibrick's 929 on the final count.
Action Slate candidate Charlene
Moriarty got 649 votes, Tom Bishop
of the PSA 487, and Socialist Stuart
Russell 151.
Coalition candidate Duncan
Thompson got 1,011 votes to SD-
AMS' Rick Longton, 965, on the
final secretary ballot. Action Slate
candidate Glen Nicholson got 673
and PSA candidate Peter Hlookoff
For co-ordinator Coalition's
Lynn Orstad got 1,024 to 905 for SD-
AMS' Rick McRae. Action Slate's
Evy Gillespie was third with 781
and PSA's Jennifer Fuller trailed
with 548.
For internal-affairs Coalition
candidate Joan Mitchell gained
1,069 votes to engineer Dennis
Oldridge's 966. Action Slate can
didate Marlee Trischuk polled 623
to PSA's Cheryl Stephens' 527.
Students Coalition candidate
Gary Moore won the external-
affairs office with 1,019 votes on the
final ballot. Second was SD-AMS
candidate Chris Hall with 897 votes
trailed by Action Slate's Ed
Searcy, 677 and PSA's Sharon
Stevenson, 487.
Private MDs
From page 1
to keep a teaching man (who has
been on salary) on a salary.
Privately practising doctors often
react strongly to being on salary.
"Under the proposed system any
disputes of this nature will not be
between university physicians and
those practising, but between the
practising men and the Board," he
"The other end of the spectrum
is equally unsatisfactory. When the
university has virtually no input
into the hospital, or the hospital
identifies its role as a service with
some coincidental teaching, one
does not find first-class teaching,"
he said.
"The present system has evolved
slowly since the faculty of
medicine was established in 1950,"
he said. "Initially, the Vancouver
General Hospital and the faculty
were completely independent
bodies. Since then St. Paul's and
the Vancouver General Hospital
have become partially linked with
the university."
Bates said the centre will take
five to six years to complete, but
the sudden revolution in facilities
will bring a corresponding
revolution in teaching.
Bates expressed dissatisfaction
with the proposed location for the
centre, but said there was no
choice. He said the size of the
centre would make putting it on the
UBC campus impossible.
"A disadvantage of location
should not prevent such necessary
development," he said.
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Page 3
'Sincere profs should unionize'
—peter cummings photo
BLISSFUL BACKRUB is given to Pat McCready by nurse Debbie Anderson in SUB Wednesday. Backrubs
from Vancouver General Hospital nurses cost 25 cents. Rub appears to have taken McCready's mind off
Alma Mater Society elections, anyways.
McGregor backs students
Classics head Malcolm McGregor, traditionally a
foe of student representation on any level of
university government, has sent a letter to all
students in his department, urging them to nominate
and elect student representatives to the arts faculty.
"The majority of students in this faculty, who are
devoted to their studies rather than to politics, are
often accused of apathy," McGregor's letter said.
"AU of you should vote."
The Ubyssey discovered Wednesday that although
the registrar placed an ad in The Ubyssey last
Thursday announcing nominations for student
representatives would be accepted, the registrar's
office has received none.
Last Thursday AUS spokesman Kim Pollock urged
all arts students to boycott the election, charging the
faculty had completely ignored- the AUS in the
electoral procedure.
McGregor and arts dean Doug Kenny opposed the
senate guidelines which say all faculties should have
five to 20 per cent student representation on faculty
committees. Both McGregor and Kenny backed the
Prang report which asked for 4.89 per cent
representation in the arts faculty and requested that
the registrar and not the arts society run the election.
"Even though McGregor says he doesn't think
politics should be a part of these elections, it's obvious McGregor is interested in playing politics,"
Brian Loomes, Alma Mater Society jsresident, told
The Ubyssey.
If professors at UBC were sincerely concerned about protecting
higher education they would form a union, women's studies professor
Annette Kolodny said Monday.
"Otherwise we're just talking to ourselves," she said. "The needs of
the academic and institution are becoming secondary to political
concerns — we need a strong voice in the public arena."
But according to classics head Malcolm McGregor, the idea of
professors belonging to unions is not only "outrageous," but "absolute
"No professor should even think of it," he said. "Professors do not
belong to unions."
McGregor dismissed faculty
unionization by the Canadian
Union of Public Employees in
several eastern universities as
irrelevant to UBC faculty.
"This is not applicable to us at
all," he said. "And as far as my
colleagues are concerned there is
no such union drive going on back
Other professors contacted by
The Ubyssey either declined
comment or had little to say, unwilling to speculate other than that
should a union be formed at UBC
they would "probably not oppose
it". One professor said she felt
uncomfortable even discussing it.
Kolodny said if it is the stamp of
professionalism that either subdues comment and bars action or
invites comments like McGregor's,
professors are upholding a principle based on an outdated and
anachronistic notion of
professionalism        and its
"A union with collective
bargaining powers is healthy and
necessary," she said.
However, English department
head Robert Jordan said the
relationships implied by a union
are inappropriate. "It presupposes
a kind of polarity between worker-
manager which just doesn't exist,"
he said.
Jordan disagreed that the role of
a union is to provide or make clear
the functions and values of
professors to the public. "A union
would only serve to narrow the
concept of a university to economic
issues," he said.
Jordan said he considered the
possibility of union activity at UBC
as being remote, other than individual faculty members pursuing economic interests.
But Kolodny claimed professors
as a whole are one of the most
exploited groups in North America
without job protection or security.
"We work long hours for no pay
increases. We all work much more
than a 40-hour week," she said.
"Besides, hopefully a union
could begin to solve the problems
of its female members and protect
them from discrimination."
prices up
next year
Students, faculty and staff will
likely have to pay more to park on
campus next year.
UBC's traffic and parking
committee has approved a
proposal for an overall increase of
28.8 per cent in annual campus
parking fees, effective Sept. 1,
Under the proposed new rates
regular student parking fees will
increase from $5 to $6; fees for
students parking in preferred lots
on central campus — from $15 to
$20; faculty and staff parking fees
from $22.50 to $30, and reserved
parking under the music building
from $100 to $133.
However, the committee will
defer recommending the fee increases to the board of governors
for one month to enable faculty,
staff and students to express their
views on the proposal.
The increase is necessary to
cover an anticipated deficit of
more than $71,000 in the operating
budget of UBC's traffic and
security department in the 1974-75
fiscal year, said department
director Hugh Kelly, who made the
proposal to the committee.
Kelly blamed the anticipated
deficit on the cost of replacing one
department truck and increased
operating costs including staff
wage hikes of nine to 10 per cent.
He said the traffic department has
also taken on the extra cost this
year of operating two free buses to
transport students from the
parking lots to central campus.
"If we could think of other ways
of meeting the deficit we would,"
Kelly told The Ubyssey.
The proposed fee increases will
hit faculty, staff and students
parking in preferred lots the
hardest, he pointed out. Students
using regular lots "who may have
financial difficulties" will get off
comparatively lightly with a $1 fee
The last increase in campus
parking fees occurred in 1969.
Power to recall senators urged
Recommendation for senate
approval of an Alma Mater Society
motion calling for the right to
impeach student senators is
unlikely, the chairman of the
senate committee dealing with the
motion said Wednesday.
Law professor Charles Bourne,
of the committee on the role and
organization of senate, said he
thinks procedure for recall of
senators is out of senate
jurisdiction and can only be done
through change in the Universities
By the motion passed by the
AMS a senator could be impeached
and new elections held if ten per
cent of a senator's constituency
signed a petition calling for the
person's recall.
So it would take approximately
2,000 signatures or 10 per cent of
the 20,000 students on campus to
impeach a student senator-at-large
like Arthur Hilliker. However, it
would only take 517 votes to impeach arts senator Graham Burns
for instance, who has a constituency of 5,172.
Bourne said he thinks the only
way any senator — faculty,
student, convocation or provin-
cially-appointed — can be recalled
is simply for their terms to end.
However AMS president Brian
Loomes, who will meet with the
senate committee next week,
disagrees with Bourne.
"That's a pretty lame excuse,"
said Loomes. "To my understanding the senate has
jurisdiction over rules for particular meetings and elections — so
it is in their jurisdiction."
"Last year we were told the
same thing about student representation in faculties — that the
provincial government and not the
senate had to make changes. But it
turned out that senate did have
jurisdiction over student
representation and they probably
do here to," he said.
"Even if Bourne is right senate
should at least pass the recall
motion in principle," Loomes said.
Loomes said he and arts undergraduate society representative Janice Sandomirsky introduced the motion at a recent
AMS meeting after they had been
approached by several students
inquiring as to how a student
senator could be impeached.
Loomes said the students were
upset after student senator Hilliker
voted against a senate motion
calling for the AUS and not the
registrar to conduct elections of
students to serve on arts faculty
Students complained Hilliker
"was not acting in the best interests of the student body" as the
AMS code specifies and thu_ onould
resign or be impeached.
Loomes said he thinks it only fair
that student senators be liable to
the same recall procedure as the
AMS executive currently is.
Bourne's committee will also
decide whether to recommend
senate approval of an AMS motion
passed in October changing
eligibility requirements for student
Currently a student must have
obtained a second class average in
a full course load in the session
prior to the election to be eligible
for election to senate. As well the
student senator must currently
continue to carry a full program to
retain his or her office.
The AMS motion asks senate to
drop the stipulation student
senators carry a full course load,
obtain a second class average, or
have attended university the
previous winter session.
Bourne said he had "no idea"
whether his committee would
recommend approval of the
"I haven't talked about it to
anyone on the committee yet," he
Bourne said both recommendations would be presented to
the Feb. 20 regular meeting of
senate. Page 4
Thursday, January 31, 1974
Protest vote
The votes are in; they add up to a protest vote.
Students who cast ballots in the Alma Mater Society
election Wednesday showed they are tired with the way
the AMS is being operated.
Although the Students Coalition has swept the election, most votes on the first ballot went to the three slates
which promised change.
Surprisingly, but understandably, the Students to
Decentralize the AMS received most of the losers' vote.
That slate promised radical reorganization — an end to big
bureaucracy and a cut in membership fees.
Although the slate's leaders admit it was hastily put
together, the popularity of its program represents strong
student discontent.
Each slate promised to relieve that discontent; each in
different ways. The Progressive Students Alliance promised
leadership on decentralization and university reform. The
Action Slate said it would press the student viewpoint on
the housing crisis, Recreation UBC and student
representation. The Socialist Slate promised involvement
in international student issues, the Bremer report and the
status of women at UBC.
Students Coalition promised the world.
Before the slate takes its victory as a total vote of
confidence, it should remind itself of what its presidential
candidate, Gordon Blankstein, said during the election:
"The AMS has not progressed over the past four years; in
fact, we feel it has regressed."
This slate which took up the banner for change after
other slates had adopted the program and after it has
ruled AMS executives for 21/4 years should not forget its
promise for change, among others.
The slate has promised to decentralize the AMS
financially, to ease the disenchantment of the undergraduate societies, to investigate AMS financial
restructuring, to alleviate the difference between the
funding for men's and women's athletics, to realign Rec
UBC, to take the UBC housing administration to task on
its management policies, to save the University
Endowment Lands, to end the ivory tower image of the
AMS (whatever that means), to improve inter-AMS
communications, to work through the National Union of
Students to change textbook taxes and the Canada
Student Loan and, finally, to get on with the picky things
that need doing to make students' lives more bearable.
If the slate forgets these promises, nobody will be
particularly surprised.
After all, up to now, it has promised no change.
Students should be reminded the executive can be
recalled if 10 per cent of its constituency petitions the
society to do so.
Recall is a balance to executive power rarely used; the
Students Coalition, if it does not appear to be meeting its
promises, should be reminded of this check on its powers.
JANUARY 31,1974
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located in room
241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; advertising,
Co-editors: Vaughn Palmer, Michael Sasges
Hello Canada and hockey fans in the United States. In a stunning
upset which still has sports pundits reeling, The Ubyssey news side staff
handed the sportsies a 13 to 11 defeat in intramural league action
Lead by a two-goal performance from player-coach-referee Vaughn
"Boom-Boom" Palmer, the news side staff totally dominated play in the
first three periods before completely demolishing the harried sports
writers in sudden death overtime.
The news team was also bolstered by clutch goaltending from
all-star Ken Dodd who made a series of brilliant sliding saves on
deflections off his team mates.
Dodd, one of the league's top stand-up goalies, demonstrated his
usual knack for making the relatively simple look extremely difficult.
Other sparking performances were turned in by Ryon "Gootch"
Guedes, Marise "Masher" Savaria, Michael "Mike" Sasges who sustained
several injuries during the third period and eventually had to be carried
off to the Gym E clinic; Gary "Joe Cool" Coull, Lesley "My cousin,
third from the left, with the pumpkin and the box of fruit" Krueger and
Boyd "Don't tell anyone what BT stands for" McConnell.
The sports team which can't seem to get it together on or off the
ice this season, were whipped into defeat by team captain and trainer
Rick Lymer. Serving a stint as goalie in the third period Lymer gained
rare distinction by scoring a true hat trick, three goals in succession.
Unfortunately these shots were scored against himself during one of the
spasmodic moments when he was actually between the pipes. All in all
Lymer kicked out only half the shots he faced. The rest he kicked in.
The only distinguishing things about the team's rather nasty performance Were a three-goal effort by star Liberal (centre) Ralph "The
Pocket Ricket" Maurer and some tepid passing plays noted only for their
intricacy and total lack of direction, from the team's top line Tom
"Huh?" Barnes, Peter "The Puck" Leibik and Doug "The Plug" Rush-
ton. Star twit Alan Doree sat out the game due to a contract dispute.
The two teams meet in another inter-squad debacle Tuesday same
time same place.
The winnah, and next AMS president, is
Congratulations, Vaughn
Palmer and Michael Sasges, for
writing an editorial belittling the
serious efforts of all candidates.
And congratulations especially for
writing about the Progressive
Student Alliance in such a
scurrilous and clearly malicious
manner. This type of irresponsible
scribbling is quite certain to
remove whatever vestige of
credibility you may still possess
among the students of UBC.
You allege that the PSA is
"unstable", mainly because of the
"devisive" attitude of some slate
members who are supporters of
the Communist Party of Canada
(Marxist-Leninist). If you had
observed the progress of the
campaign, you would have seen the
fact that we actually do possess a
great deal of unity of purpose.
Instead of realizing that the fact of
our having diverse political
backgrounds is a crucial first step
toward a true representation of
student opinion on the AMS, you
chose instead to condemn us on this
In the same spirit, you denounce
Pemme Muir as being an "office-
seeking" party-switcher, implying
that switching parties or altering
political line is a sign of bad moral
character. In view of this, your
later endorsement of her is like an
insult added to injury.
In your love of definite
statements, you state that candidate Peter Hlookoff, in his
earlier term of office as external
affairs officer, "never" showed up
for council meetings. This is not
true. Yes, there was an absence of
about a month when Hlookoff
stopped attending council
meetings because he was
dismayed to find that the executive
council at that time (Tony Hodge,
etc.) felt that two hours of personal
quarrels constituted a meeting;
also, he was obliged to spend more
time on studies, in order to obtain
the first class marks which were
prerequisite for entry into
graduate studies. Also erronous is
the statement that Hlookoff was
"forced" to resign. In actual fact,
he was asked to resign, in the
course of a non-confidence motion.
As a matter of principle, he
decided to abstain from voting with
a council which he considered
thoroughly discredited in the eyes
of the students, and instead present
his case to the student body at
large, at the next general meeting.
At this meeting, Hlookoff was
prepared to present the student
body with the question of whether
they had confidence in the AMS
council. Unfortunately, student
attendance failed to reach quorum
level, and the meeting was cancelled. Hlookoff, interpreted this
lack of student attendance as a
definite affirmation of his position
toward AMS council, decided to
continue to represent student interests, and even to vote on certain
issues. Obviously, this is not the
behavior of a member who has
been "forced" to resign.
Progressive Student Alliance
Congratulations are due you for
managing to fill a letter with so
many misinterpretations and
erroneous statements.
You sarcastically laud the
editors for writing the editorial
when you are fully aware the basis
of the editorial was reached at a
three-hour meeting of The Ubyssey
staff. The editorial represents the
collective opinions of the staff, not
those of one or two individuals.
The PSA was failed on our unity
criteria because of what was
perceived as definite conflicts of
purpose which would emerge if the
slate was to take office.
One of these conflicts would arise
because the staff felt the CPC [M-
L], while devoted to the slate, is
devoted to different goals from
other slate members.
No slight on Pemme Muir's
moral character was intended by
labelling her "office seeking". She
has switched allegiance, but that
would not make her a bad
treasurer. It does mean she could
be a source of disunity on the slate.
You suggest The Ubyssey should
have based its assessment on the
PSA ability to stay together on
what was done and said in a short
two-week campaign. Using that
assessment the paper would have
to endorse the slate which
promised the most in its campaign.
However, it is obvious an unprincipled slate would then say
anything to get support.
As for Hlookoff, he was elected
external affairs officer in a Nov.
20,1970 byelection. He first showed
up at council Dec. 2. Until the
council he sat on left office, he
missed the Jan^6, Jan. 13, Feb. 10,
Feb. 24 and March 24 meetings in
the spring of 1971. Council by a vote
of 15-5-5, asked for his resignation
at the Jan. 20 meeting. He was
accused of not being around the
executive for six weeks.
In effect, 15 councillors wanted
to force him to resign; he refused
and asked the matter be taken
before the annual spring general
meeting. This was done, but a
quorum was lacking and the
controversy was not resolved.
He may have voted on certain
issues,   but   a   study   of   council
minutes shows he took no active
interest in moving or seconding
Hlookoff, then, does not meet the
criteria of devotion to the society
however principled his opposition
to the council was.
The editorial did not belittle the
efforts of the candidates; it only
pointed out the inadequacies of
their slates.
Is that an unreasonable action?—Eds.
Gears 1
It's engineering week again and
UBC students must endure the
same tiresome vandalisms and
masturbatory schoolboy literature
that have traditionally been inflicted on them by the idiots who
comprise the engineering undergraduate society executive.
Precisely why most engineers
should wish to perpetuate their
image as rutting Neanderthals by
condoning such idiocy is beyond us,
but that's their lookout.
We do, however, object to the
slandering of the name of a great
lady by the device of the Lady
Godiva ride. Godiva was a
noblewoman, unfortunately wed to
a nasty bully named Leofric who
was given to levying vicious taxes
on the people of Coventry. A forward-thinking type, Godiva empathized with her people and
pleaded with her husband to lay off
the taxes. Leofric, a diehard sexist,
smirkingly informed her that he
would comply with her wishes if
she would ride naked through the
streets of Coventry. To his
amazement, and to the glee of
countless UBC engineers, she did.
Leofric kept his word and the
people of Coventry were relieved of
a crushing burden. Although the
townspeople remained inside their
homes during the famous gallop,
Godiva was still subject to intense
humiliation, and it is a credit to her
humanitarianism and sense of
justice that she went through with ,
To hire a prostitute and parade
her around on a horse is not only a
dismal way to commemorate the
selfless action of a good woman,
but an insult to womankind in
Hilary Knight
arts 2
Sucha Ollek
engineering Thursday, January 31, 1974
Page 5
Law student writes letter for marks (sic)
This letter is written in response to The
Ubyssey editorial published on Jan. 17,
wherein the editorial staff supported the
current attempt to ban the free on-campus
distribution of the Georgia Straight.
The basis for The Ubyssey's support for
this position appears to be that it provides a
non-profit student service which is for the
most part dependent upon student subsidy
and for the balance relies upon outside
advertising revenues which would be
reduced an estimated $10,000 to $20,000 if the
Straight is permitted to distribute free
copies in the same manner as The Ubyssey.
The Straight, on the other hand, is a non-
subsidized, hence profit making publication,
which is attempting to financially establish
a competitive university edition. In order to
finance itself, the Straight must of necessity
acquire a wide readership in order to attract
the requisite advertising revenue to independently support itself.
It is true that the Straight would very
likely take a chunk of The Ubyssey's advertising revenue because it proposes to
ultimately put the edition out on all campuses in B.C., hence some advertisers would
be attracted by its wider circulation or by
the fact that they now only have to deal with
one newspaper rather than several. Because
of this, and perhaps because of a qualitative
difference between The Ubyssey and the
Straight, The Ubyssey may lose revenue,
and as a result would be compelled to either
request further student subsidy, reduce
circulation, or go under.
Rather than be faced with any of these
alternatives, (there are others), I take it
that it is The Ubyssey's argument that it is
more important that The Ubyssey not suffer
the effects of any competition than it is that
the Straight be permitted to realistically
compete for the university readership.
The purpose of this letter is to ask The
Ubyssey why it feels that it should be
protected at the cost of denying a competitor
the right to distribute free copies to students
and at the cost of denying all students the
right to receive the copies free.
(1) Is it because the free distribution of
the Straight would cost the UBC students
more money because they would have to
further subsidize The Ubyssey for the loss of
revenue? If so, wouldn't the students save
thousands of dollars if The Ubyssey went
under and was supplanted by the Straight's
university edition?
(2) Is it because The Ubyssey is a UBC
'tradition'; a sacred cow? If so, does its
value as a tradition outweight the principle
that the freedom to disseminate information
on any point of view, anywhere, ought to be
restricted only with great caution and
always at great cost?
(3) Is it because The Ubyssey provides a
unique 'student service' — which must now
be subsidized not only by the students but
also by the Straight? What are these services? Couldn't the Straight edition offer
these same 'services' in its University
edition and at the same tinr e save students
the cost of subsidizing The Ubyssey?
(4) Is it because The Ubjssey is itself an
instrument of education whereby interested
students are given the opportunity to gain
experience in the newspaper business?
Wouldn't the Straight welcome student
participation in its publication — particularly if given gratuitously? Presumably
the Straight could even pay 'rent' for a
vacant Ubyssey office.
(5) Is it because The Ubyssey is an independent student voice which unfearingly
roots out burning campus issues? Surely
such a claim isn't borne out by its handling
of this particular issue.
It seems that the very existence of The
Ubyssey may be in danger and yet the incumbent editorial staff seem to arrogantly
assume that the mere existence of The
Ubyssey is a value which ought to be
protected at the cost of endorsing an action
which is tantamount to censorship.
* Why should the students of UBC support
the incumbent editors of a university
newspaper which I presume purports to
value the unrestricted free flow of information and yet which is apparently so
willing to compromise principle on the
grounds of financial self-interest? Why is
The Ubyssey silent on the issues: censorship, blatant abuse of constitutional
power by the students' council, freedom of
the press? Doesn't freedom of the press
encompass the right to realistically compete
for an audience?
Just why is it that The Ubyssey appears to
have hypocritically avoided the principles
involved and has rather chosen to 'conservatively' focus its coverage upon the
unprincipled, bumbling attempts by
students' council to exceed their constitutional power and arbitrarily ban free
distribution of The Ubyssey's competitor?
Why has The. Ubyssey chosen to cloud the
issue by placing it in the context of the
'greedy "profit-making" entrepreneur
capitalist' versus the 'dedicated "nonprofit" servant' of the students? Why did
The Ubyssey rush a student reporter to the
law school to acquire a few cursory quotes in
order to run a headline, "Law Students take
case for Marks"?, — the relevance of which
could only have news value by supporting an
innuendo which entirely misperceives the
function of legal counsel. More smoke
screens? (I expect to see this letter run
under the caption "Law Student Writes
Letter for Marks".)
I believe that there are strong arguments
for the continued existence of The Ubyssey.
I do not, however, believe that they are
strong enough to justify interfering with the
right of the Straight to distribute free copies
to students. My main point is that there are
fundamental civil liberties issues involved
and, to date, The Ubyssey appears to have
allowed its own self interest to smother
these issues. As I have stated, if The
Ubyssey's sole argument to favor restriction on the Straight is financial, then it is
without merit because we save money if The
Ubyssey goes under. If The Ubyssey continues to fail to meet the real issues involved
then what "service" have we lost by its
demise? Perhaps it is time for a change — if
not, tell us why not. Rick Ballantyne
law 3
UBC students have indicated they would
like The Ubyssey maintained as a valuable
student  information  service.   The   fall
referendum in which students approved our
current three-times-a-week publishing
schedule is only the most recent indication.
The Straight, by the admission of its owner
Dan McLeod, will not cover the sort of
campus news contained in The Ubyssey.
It should be obvious, therefore, why a nonprofit student service should not go under to
a capitalist enterprise.
However, there is no apparent way to keep
the Straight off campus so this argument is
academic. The Ubyssey does not recommend students steal the Straight. Nor does
the paper's staff support the highly unlikely
eventuality of a board of governors' ban or a
sweeping ban under Alma Mater Society
property rights.
The Ubyssey will simply have to outlast
the Straight and hope for continued student
support. Although it should be pointed out
that our existence could depend more on
advertiser support than student support—
AUS urges election boycott
Having noted the appearance of the call
for student elections to the arts faculty, to be
conducted by the registrar, the arts undergraduate society executive would like to
issue the following statement to the
students, and to all members of the arts
We urge all students in the faculty to
boycott this election on the grounds that it is
Further, we urge faculty members to
reconsider the terms of the Prang report
and to ask senate to alter them to better suit
the needs of students.
We have four basic reasons for adopting
this extreme, though justified, position.
1) The election through the registrar will
provide no opportunity for discussion and
interaction amongst students, at the faculty
level, or even in the "department-constituencies" which the registrar's office has
arbitrarily drawn. We believe the result of
this can only be fragmentation, isolating
students from one another. What is the
reason behind student representation? As
enunciated by the AUS it has always included the notion of collective involvement,
the     presentation     of     openly     and
democratically adopted and articulated
positions at faculty meetings by representatives who are responsible to their constituents, and who will work together to
promote the inspirations and aspirations of
students. The registrar elections cannot
fulfill this condition.
2) The registrar elections cannot provide
responsible representation. Nowhere in the
senate or Prang reports is there any
statement related to the notion of "recall"
or "mandate". It seems that representatives will be elected by mail and then
disappear from view. Representation is a
process, rather than an end in itself. To be
representative an elected person must be
subject to the recall of constituents and
must be engaged in an on-going dialogue
with them. The registrar election will not
address itself to this important part of the
democratic process but rather limits it to
the ritual of choosing someone to sit at
faculty meetings. This person can be
nominated by five persons, and elected
without necessarily ever addressing a
student assembly.
3) The registrar elections represent
another effort  of  the  administration  to
Nix on unionization
Your editorial, Sign Up, supporting the
notion of unionizing UBC faculty (The
Ubyssey, Jan. 24), reflects an utter
ignorance of the idea of unionism in particular and the field of labor relations in
First you refer to the attractiveness of the
deals won by the Canadian Union of Public
Employees among unionized faculty
elsewhere in Canada. This is misleading
because only one college — Bathurst College
has been organized by CUPE. In addition
many of the benefits won by CUPE at
Bathurst do not compare with existing
benefits at UBC, for example class loads.
While faculty may have received a 23.3 per
cent wage increase, one question remains:
what level of earnings were they receiving
prior to the increase? As a visitor from New
Brunswick I can tell you that their salary
structure hardly compares with the one at
UBC. Moreover, at the University of New
Brunswick (where I teach and there is no
certified tmion) we have higher salaries, no
specifications regarding on-campus hours,
we elect our department heads and get
Dear Sirs:
We'll drink a, drink a, gin
To Idi Amin, Amin, Amin
The savior of the human race
He invented, medicinal compound
Now the slaves all know his face.
How that eh? Now that I'm elected AMS
president, co-ordinator,  etc., that's your
new school song.
Get used to it punks.
You guessed it,
Big Bwana,
automatic sabbaticals after six years at 75
per cent of salary.
This brings us to a grievous error in
reporting. The Ubyssey would lead us to
believe that Bathurst college is to be or
could be compared to UBC. Such a comparison in strictly local terms would be
analagous to comparing UBC to Notre
Dame at Nelson. Such a comparison might
be politely dismissed as unrealistic or
realistically dismissed as ridiculous.
Given this naive editorial opinion it
becomes a bit much when The Ubyssey goes
on to discuss such things as: shifts in
university power, increased job security
and jurisdictional disputes. As a professor in
labor relations I find it discomforting to see
this silly discussion of the issue of faculty
unionism. Indeed I feel that any of my undergraduates could have approached this
story in a more reasoned manner. In the
future, it can only be hoped that editorial
opinion will become more synonymous with
informed opinion.
As an afterthought, I sure hope like hell
none of my undergraduates had a hand in
this editorial.
Joseph Rose
The Ubyssey did not specifically suggest
that Bathurst College is comparable to UBC.
We merely used it as example of a case
where unionism had brought greatly increased benefits to faculty — regardless of
initial level of benefits.
The editorial then went on to talk about
some of the implications of unionized faculty
at this university. You label this discussion
silly but you don't explain why.
As an afterthought, we are happy to say
that none of the people participating in the
editorial have a miscreant like yourself for a
placate students with the least possible
offering. The number of representatives
fails to meet the bare minimum outlined in
the senate guidelines — five per cent —,
provides no representatives from the
faculty at large and creates no meaningful
democratic process in the faculty. Arts dean
Doug Kenny has said that the faculty are
"only interested in seeing students
represented and want to get ahead with it."
The AUS is in no such hurry. If the process
of student representation is bypassed to
obtain its content then it is not worthwhile.
4) It is likely the registrar election will
destroy the only true organization of and for
arts students, the AUS. By usurping the
right of students to conduct elections for
ourselves, the administration is effectively
undermining this organization. AUS, the
only body which provides a focus for the
views of many art students, is not considered "competent" to conduct elections or
even granted the concession of sending
members to the meetings of faculty. The
AUS cannot accept such a state of affairs.
To do so would be to accept the proposition
that arts students are not fit to conduct their
own affairs or to elect persons to conduct
them on their behalf.
Further, such an election would make
meaningless the proposed arts council,
proposed to decentralize the AUS and
provide a democratic form of student
government in arts.
No doubt we will be denounced as
irresponsible by the administration but we
cannot accept an election which makes a
mockery of the idea of student representation. Arts students deserve much better
than this. The integrity of the AUS
organization is at stake, indeed its entire
future is threatened. Again we call on
students to boycott the mail-ballot, and on
faculty to reconsider the Prang report.
Kim Pollock
Bill Moen
Andrea Trudel
Kathleen Deering
Mark Allan
AUS executive
Godiva tripe
The exhibition that the UBC engineers
displayed on Tuesday for "Godiva's Ride"
has so infuriated me that I simply cannot
remain silent.
It is a perfect example of the widespread
sexist discrimination and sexual exploitation which has endured for far too long
to ignore any longer, directed against that
underprivileged and down-trodden faction
of our human population: men.
To parade a nude man on horseback
around the campus on horseback for all to
see and make sport of puts the entire
population of men in a position of
humiliation and cheap sexist exploitation. It
is nothing but a blatant and discriminatory
comment against men of the sort which has
persisted throughout the anals of history. I
feel that I must speak out at this opportunity . . . sorry, but the editor of the day
cannot continue to waste his time typing out
this tripe — Eds.
Bruce F. Gurney
science 3 Page 6
Thursday, January 31, 1974
Hot flashes
Science needs
money help
The executive of the science
graduating class has $600 and no
one to give it to.
The executive wants graduating science students to tell it
how the money should be spent.
It must be a capital expenditure
in science.
Contact Fred Metcalfe at box
797, Gage towers, if you have a
Blood latking
The Red Cross's blood drive at
UBC, which started Monday, is
falling short of expectations.
The drive was expected to net
about 350 pints a day, but in
fact have averaged less than 75
per cent of that during the first
two days.
Nurses blame morning classes
and misinformation about blood
letting for the disappointing turnout. Students are urged to eat a
Chief    Dan    George   speaks    noon,
Education 100.
Dr. Chesko on periodontics and
dental hygiene, noon, IRC5.
General   meeting,  noon,  SUB 213.
Faculty recital, Stanley Ritchie,
baroque violin; Elisabeth Wright,
harpsichord; Paul Douglas, baroque
flute; Eugene Wilson, viola da
Gamba; noon, music building
recital hall.
General   meeting, noon, SUB 215.
Film series, the ascent of man,
noon, education 1006.
General     meeting    and     election,
noon, Buchanan 3259.
George Mallone on life in the
spirit, part two, noon, SUB auditorium.
Meeting, noon, IH lounge.
General  meeting, noon, SUB 105B.
Rap session,  8 p.m., arts one blue
Party with  faculty  guests,   7   p.m.,
SUB party room.
Nic    Shugalo     on
Gulag   Archipelago,
AGAPE   life   meeting,
3886 West Fourteenth.
8   p.m.,   1208
7:30   p.m.,
Hike   up- Hollyburn,   10   a.m.   For
information phone 434-9659.
Slalom practice, 11 a.m. B lot.
General  meeting, noon, Angus 404.
light meal about an hour before
giving blood, instead of abstaining completely, as many are
The clinic continues until
Wednesday in rooms 207, 209
and 211 in SUB. Cookies and
coke will be served.
long planning
H. L. LaFramboise, assistant
deputy minister for long range
planning in the federal department of national health and welfare, will give a lecture appropriately titled "Long Range Planning for Health Care" at 4:30
today in IRC four.
Nic Shugalo will present a
Marxist view of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's latest best-seller.
Gulag Archipelago, at Vanguard
Forum, 1208 Granville Street at
8 p.m. Friday.
Gulag Archipelago, which recounts Solzhenitsyn's experiences
in Stalinist concentration camps,
has been banned in the Soviet
Union and its author has been
attacked by the Soviet adminstra-
tion as being dissident.
AUS writing
Budding literary hacks may
submit their prose, poetry,
graphics, photographs, etc. to the
arts undergraduate society's
literary magazine Left Coast Review. Hopefuls should take their
material to Buchanan 107 around
noon during the next two weeks.
Stanley Ritchie, assistant
concert-master of the Vancouver
Symphony, and a member of the
music faculty, will give a noon-
hour recital on baroque violin
today in the music building recital hall. He will be accompanied by Elisabeth Wright on
harpsichord, Paul Douglas on
baroque flute and Eugene Wilson
and Ginger Pullen on viola da
Hertzel Spiro from the Rutgers University department of
psychiatry will lecture on community mental health in the '70s
10:45 a.m. today in the
ground floor lecture theatre at
2255 Wesbrook Crescent.
Arts Students!
attend the A.U.S.
to discuss the
Boycott of
Registrar Elections
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99 — Miscellaneous Thursday, January 31, 1974
Page 7
UBC athletic office
wants more money
UBC's athletic office wants more money.
The athletic program on campus operates on a
shoestring budget, assistant athletic director D. L.
Moore said Tuesday. "We're way behind the rest of
the Canada West conference and most of the other
schools in the country as well," he said.
UBC's $5 athletic fee was less than those of 27
other Canadian schools surveyed by the athletic
office in '69.
Women's athletic director Marilyn Pomfret said a
new survey should be available in February. She said
she expects it will show UBC still near the bottom.
Athletic director R. J. Phillips said he feels the
students' athletic fee will have to be raised in the next
two years, or more money must come directly from'
the administration to maintain athletic programs at
their present levels.
Moore and Phillips said they think a fee raise
should go before the students as a referendum soon.
"The administration is tied to a pretty tight budget
themselves, so they can't give us much more help
than they're doing at present," said Phillips.
The 1973-74 men's athletic budget estimate was
$124,000, the women's $31,000.
M. Pomfret said, "The current $5 fee is divided
with $4.20 going to men's athletics and the remaining
$.80 to women's.    .
"This isn't because we were told women's athletics
is less important than men's," she said. "It's simply
the result of referendums taken over the years."
Both men's and women's athletic departments are
going to have difficulty conducting their 1974 intercollegiate programs, said Moore and M. Pomfret.
Moore said, "The projected fare increases of 10 to
12 per cent by Air Canada and CP Air are going to add
tremendous burden to our travel expenses. We're
going to have to present this to the administration as
an excellent reason why we need a bigger budget."
Phillips said he had no idea what men's athletics
would do if their requests for additional money were
"I hate to think we'd have to reduce our level of
involvement with the Canada West league and we'd
only consider it as a last resort, but it's a possibility
we might have to face," he said.
M. Pomfret said women's athletics would like to
maintain their commitment to Canada West as well.
"We have to participate in five sports to remain in the
league, right now we're in nine."
She said neither men's nor women's athletics could
leave Canada West on their own. "When you pull out
of the league the whole university has to go, so men's
and women's athletics would have to go together."
Teams involved in intercollegiate sports cost the
most money Phillips said. "They do everywhere, of
course, but UBC has some unique problems due to
geographical location.       f
"Way out here we have to travel pretty far to get
our level of competition in most sports. We've got to
go to the prairies for basketball, football, hockey, etc.
Calgary and Edmonton are pretty close to each other
as well as other centres and so don't have quite the
same problem."
"Some of our sports, like rugby and soccer have
extremely good competition at the local level and so
transportation expense is much less of a problem
with them," said Moore.
Birds bomb in big game
The University of Saskatchewan
Huskies won an important hockey
game Sunday — important to the
UBC Thunderbirds that is.
Saskatchewan's only win in 12
starts boosted their pride, but not
enter into
hockey end
When first place is on the line in
intramural super-league, watch
out. When the game of the season
ends in a 3-3 tie, watch for the
action today.
The preliminary game between
pharmacy and Totem Park
provided the first upset of the
night. Blankstein kicked out 44
shots for Totem Park and led the
Totems to a 7-1 victory over
pharmacy, the pre-season
The big game however was the 9
p.m. game — engineers vs commerce. A good crowd of 174 people
(mostly commerce) were on hand
to watch the game of the year.
Engineers were getting bombed 3-0
until the 13-minute mark of the
third period. Gerry Swaney popped
in one. Two minutes later he ripped
another one through the pipes.
Great forechcking by Dave
Hendry and Steve Jacobs kept
commerce in their own end. The
engineers fans finally started to
* get riled when there was only one
minute to go and it looked like
victory was commerce's. Coach
Hendry pulled Stetch with 40
seconds to go. An icing call against
commerce 25 seconds later, put the
"icing on the cake" for the Gears.
Jacobs drew it back and Jim
O'Brien fired the equalizer home
with 14 seconds left on the clock.
The last thing to be heard at the
rink was, "We are — We are — We
are the Engineers. . . ." Final
score: 3-3.
their  last place  position   in  the
Canada West standings.
The Birds, however, now 7-4 and
six points behind league-leading
Calgary, needed to sweep the three
game series to stay close. But they
dropped a 6-5 overtime decision
after winning 4-3 Friday and 5-3
Saturday at the winter sports
Sunday's game was like a scene
from a John Wayne movie, sloppy
but exciting. There were several
brawls, game misconducts, 82
minutes in penalties and a penalty
shot in overtime.
With the score 5-4 in overtime,
Bird defenceman Len Ircandia
stopped a Saskatchewan
breakaway by throwing his stick.
Referee Bob Paradise let play
continue for some time before
making the call, which brought
heated protest from the Birds, then
awarded a penalty shot to Bob
Lang deked Bird goalie Fred
Masuch and tucked home a
backhander. Minutes later Rick
Jackson's third of the day
deflected over Masuch's shoulder
and   UBC's   chance   for   three
straight was gone.
Jackson with two, Wayne
Knowles and Lang made it 4-1
Huskies in the second, after left
winger Bob Murray's lone UBC
goal in the first.
The Birds rallied in the third.
Right winger Chuck Carignan
scored with Saskatchewan two
men short. Then right winger Ken
Lemmen drilled one past Huskie
goalie Kevin Migneault, who
faced 69 shots, to tie it after
defenceman Rod Hare scored from
a goalmouth scramble.
Lemmen also scored in overtime. At that point, halfway
through the 10 minute overtime
period, UBC appeared to have the
game won, until Lang's penalty
Friday and Saturday's games
were equally ragged. UBC's
marksmen Friday were Rich
Longpre, Bob Sperling, Arnie
Pederson and Carignan. Saturday
they were Yoshio Hoshino with
two, Jim Lawrence, Longpre and
Big sports event as
Ubyssey ties self up
The biggest sports event of the year took place Tuesday night as the
Ubyssey sports desk floor hockey team thumped newsside in a 12-12 tie.
Rick (The Ricket) Lymer provided perspiring leadership for the
sports desk, being on the floor for only 12 of the goals against.
Ralph (The Pocket Ricket) Maurer paced the aweless sports attack
with a hat trick. Lymer himself scored once and had another called
back simply because it didn't go in the net.
Peter (The Puck) Leibik, Alan (The Adequate) Doree and Lecherous
Tom Barnes scored four, two and one goals respectively against Ken
Dodd, who everyone agreed gave the most grossly inadequate imitation
of a goalie seen outside the Pacific Coliseum.
Doug Rushton played forward and goal, at the same time, which
accounted for some occasional loose defence.
As for newsside, Mike Sasges, Boyd McConnel, Marise Savaria fell
down a lot; Gary Coull looked resplendent in his red and white striped
uniform; Ryon Guedes and Lesley Krueger shouted encouragement to
each other while Vaughn Palmer, coach for both teams, displayed an
unbiased ability to hinder play and called an overtime period with the
score tied 9-7 for news.
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THE RUNNER makes his weary way on the circuit. While the rest
of the student body slowly rot their way to academic mediocrity
some dedicated people try to whip up muscle as well as brain.
Women's swim team
defeats Alberta in meet
UBC's women's swim team defeated the University of Alberta 133-
129 in a dual meet Saturday and Sunday.
UBC's women won 11 of the 13 swimming events although they had
only seven swimmers to Alberta's 17.
Pat Gilmore took four firsts in the 50 and 100 metre freestyle and the
100 and 200 metre backstroke.
Karen James won the 100 metre breaststroke and the 200 metre
freestyle while coming second in the 100 metre freestyle and 200 metre
individual medley.
Jeanne Warren finished first in the 50 and 100 metre butterfly, the 400
metre freestyle and placed third in the 200 metre individual medley.
Diver Kathy Hall came up with two wins in the one metre and three
metre springboard diving.
Sue Routtu placed third in the 100 and 200 metre breaststroke and
Susan Barnett took third in the 400 metre freestyle.
The men's team lost out on points to a strong Alberta team.
Leading swimmer for the Birds' losing cause was UBC captain
George Smith who took four firsts and broke his second and third UBC
collegiate records of the season.
These came in the 200 metre individual medley where he clocked a
time of 2.15.0 compared to the old record which Smith also held of 2.17.9.
In the 400 metre individual medley, he took 13 seconds off his old
mark of 5.09.5 turning in a winning time of 4.56.5.
Robert Kell swam to a first place finish winning the 50 metre
freestyle and placed second in the 100 metre freestyle, 100 and 200 metre
Steve Norbury had two second place finishes in the 200 metre
Paul Sabiston took a second in the 100 metre backstroke and third
in the 200 metre backstroke and 400 metre individual medley.
Also swimming for UBC were Rick Gusavsin, Don McFayden and
Bill McDonald. Page 8
Thursday, January 31, 1974
Let's discuss art
say UBC chaplains
Two UBC chaplains in cooperation with other Christian
groups are organizing a festival of
Christianity and the Arts at UBC to
be held Sunday to Feb. 16.
The festival is not designed to
express the relationship between
Christianity and the Arts but to
explore it according to George
Hermanson and Don Johnson, who
have been organizing it since fall.
"The festival for me is a time to
explore," said Johnson in an interview Wednesday. "It's not that I
have it worked out. It needs to be
thought through."
Johnson said he was basically
interested in getting people to
examine what their ultimate view
of the world is.
He said the works of art to be
considered at the festival stand on
their own merits as works of art
and not primarily because they
express Christian concepts.
"We set down the criterion that it
be good art," he said. "There are a
lot of artists around who are good
Christians but their art is not going
to do anything. Art has to speak for
For me good art speaks
authentically. To some extent I am
the judge of how it does so. To some
extent the community is judge."
Johnson said part of the reason
the festival is being held is that our
society generally is unaware of
artistic means of expression. The
festival, he said, would not only be
a place to experience art and
discuss it but would also include
workshops in batik, pottery, dance
and music.
MUS wants profs'
hours posted
From page  1
Tuesday's department meeting
was only the second since Dec. 10
when McCorkle stormed out after
being challenged on his decision to
call a motion out of order.
Between Dec. 10 and Tuesday a
series of memos exchanged hands
between disgruntled faculty
members, arts dean Doug Kenny
and McCorkle. A petition signed by
13 of 19 tenured professors was sent
to Kenny complaining about
McCorkle's incompetence and his
refusal to discuss future aims of
the department.
McCorkle came to UBC from the
University of Maryland early in
1972 to assume the music head post
from Welton Marquis who stepped
down due to health reasons.
Marquis stayed on as a full
Since assuming his position,
McCorkle has been accused by
students and faculty of ruling the
music department with a dictatorial, iron hand which excluded
either group from participating in
decision making.
In an effort to increase student-
faculty communication, the MUS
committee report recommends
professors, including the depart-'
ment head, be required to post
office hours on their doors during
which they are available for at
least three hours per week.
The report also requests a
definitive statement of the aims
and policies of the department be
drafted and presented to the MUS
for their comments.
In a Dec. 10 memo McCorkle
attacked this committee, urging
faculty to disregard it, because
members' marks had allegedly
fallen due to their political activity.
Members of McCorkle's ad-hoc
committee    on    departmental
student representation are:
chairman E. M. Weisgarber, G. G.
Butler, R. B. Morris, Phyllis
Schuldt, Robert Silverman, E. N.
Wilson and D. E. Talney. Sources
said the first six members have
supported McCorkle in past conflicts and could be influenced by
the head's closed-door attitude to
students in their final recommendations.
Talney, however, has challenged
McCorkle in the past.
"He (McCorkle) probably appointed Talney because he ran out
of supporters," said one music
Barber gone,
pizza to come
The delicatessen moving into the
old barbershop in SUB's basement
will open in the middle of
February, the Alma Mater
Society's general manager says.
Bernard Grady said the store
was originally supposed to open
Friday but "the middle of the
month is (now) a safer estimate."
The delicatessen owned by
Milano Industria Dolciaria, will
serve cheese, bread, hot meals and
There may also be a microwave
oven to heat such items as pizza,
spaghetti, and such, Grady said.
Milano Industria owner Henry
Pollaco, also owns two bakeries.
Grady said the company has a
five-year lease with the AMS and a
two-year option. For rent the AMS
will either receive a set minimum
or a percentage of the gross —
whichever is more.
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Participants will also be
examining the form of the worship
service and devising new forms.
Johnson said he considers the
current forms of worship services
to be ineffective in bringing out the
message and emotional expressions of Christianity.
"Our understanding of art is so
minimal," he said. "In church the
major art forms used are singing
and preaching. This is very
Johnson stressed he did not
consider the festival a forum for
evangelization, but a place for
people of all philosophies to discuss
the expression of beliefs through
"Christians also must learn to.
listen to the secular world," he
Music at the music building
recital hall Sunday will open The
Festival of Christianity and the
The festival will be a two-week
celebration involving jazz, painting, weaving, pottery, dance,
drama and film presentations. It
runs from Sunday to Feb. 9 and will
involve art exhibitions and
workshops. The artists will be Alex
Colville, one of Canada's leading
painters; Geral Bunyan, whose
batik and weaving have won her
much recognition in western
Canada; Darryl Auten, who has a
growing reputation as a sculptor;
Jim Strathdee, a folksinger, choir
director and consultant in church
music and liturgy; Cathy Iverson,
who will present her dance troupe;
Richard R. Craemmerer Jr., a
painter, designer of stain glass and
head of the art department of
Valparaso University, Ind.; Rudy
Weibe, whose latest book The
Temptations of Big Bear deals with
Canadian Indian life; and Ed
Summerlin, a jazz musician,
composer and teacher at New York
City College.
During the festival many events
will take place in the SUB gallery;
works of Alex Colville, William
Kurelik and Gathie Falk will also
be on display. Every Tuesday and
Thursday there will be films in the
SUB auditorium; "Godspell" on
Tuesday, Feb. 5, "Son of Man" on
Thursday, Feb. 7, "The Gospel
according to St. Luke" on Feb. 12,
and "King of Kings" on Feb. 14.
Workshops in Christianity and the
Arts will be on Saturday, Feb. 9
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Festival is supported by the
Chris Spencer Foundation, the
English department of UBC, the
fine arts department of UBC, the
Murrin Fund, and other private
donation sources.
Registration fees for the dance
workshop held at Totem Park,
music at Gage towers, and on
Liturgy at the Lutheran Campus
Centre are $5, students $2.50. For
registration and more information
call 224-1614.
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at reasonable prices
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Dancing in the
every Saturday night
lis week: BILLY DIXON 7-12:30 p.m.
Advance Tickets ONLY
Tickets   at   $1   each   are   available   in   the   "PIT"
weeknights,   and   at   the   S.U.B.   Information   Desk
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Notice of Elections:
Nominations are now opened for
the following A. U.S. positions:
• 4 A.M.S. REPS.
Submit nominations to the
A.U.S. Office
c/o M. Allan, Acting Secretary
Nominations Close:
Wed., Feb. 6 4:30 p.m.
ELECTION: Thurs., Feb. 14
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