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The Ubyssey Sep 21, 1973

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Bookstore grant
won't lower prices
By JAKE van der KAMP
Implementation of a student
faculty report recommending the
bookstore be subsidized $2 million
plus $50,000-a-year would not mean
lower book prices, bookstore
manager Bob Smith said Thursday.
SUB action stalled
The Alma Mater Society council Wednesday postponed action in the
dispute with the administration over the SUB lease, pending a legal
opinion on the society's chances of winning an arbitration decision.
Debate on a motion by treasurer John Wilson that council accept a
compromise whereby the administration would grant some AMS
demands in return for a 10 per cent cut of SUB booking revenue was
deferred until next week's meeting.
At that time an opinion from society lawyer Brian Williams on
whether or not the AMS could win its demands by having the lease ar-.
bitrated will be ready.
Same councillors have charged the compromise would hand over to
the administration increasing amounts of AMS revenue while gaining
the society only minor concessions.
But Wilson and president Brian Loomes have said the compromise
represents all that can be gained from the administration.
Williams has estimated the arbitration action could cost the society
$2,500 to $3,500.
In other action the AMS finance committee approved new operating
hours for the business office. The action grants all staff the same lunch
hour instead of the current system of overlapping breaks which leaves
the office understaffed for most of the day.
The office will be open 9 to 11:20 a.m. and 12:20 to 4 p.m. effective
Oct. 1.
The report, completed over the
summer by a committee headed by
Smith, recommends $2 million be
spent for a new bookstore and the
board of governors grant the
operation $50,000 a year for staff
training and increased wages.
(Administration spokesman
including deputy president William
White refused to comment on the
committee's report Thursday,
although it has been circulating
since its completion Aug. 15.)
Smith said the new facility would
mean better service to students
including reduced lineups and
more space for stock now in
But Smith said this subsidy
would not effect book prices which
are set by publishers. Nor would
the subsidy be applied to lowering
big prices said Smith.
"We could serve the.university
by selling other things such as
stamps, needles and thread or
more art supplies.
"This would be useful to students
in residence who at present have to
go off campus for these things,"
Smith said.
"Line-ups in the past have
sometimes been excessively long,"
he said, "and only about 50 per cent
of the books presently in the store
are on the shelves.
"Prices will however remain the
same since they are set by the
publishers and we have no control
over them," Smith said.
Smith said the present site of the
bookstore is ideal for pedestrian
traffic but is not easily accessible
to customers coming in cars or to
delivery trucks.
He said he favors a site between
the library and SUB for a new
"The present bookstore has only
12,000 square feet of sales space
which is not enough," he said.
"The bookstore at the University of
Alberta has 24,000 sq. ft of sales
space and we need about the
Smith said the bookstore is
running into numerous problems
because it caters solely to students.
"Demand is cyclical," he said,
"and we have to spend a great deal
of money every year moving in and
out of the armouries because the
bookstore is not large enough to
handle the rush at that time."
The store did, however, break
even last year as it has not done in
previous years, Smith said.
But he attributed this to a large
return of stock and a sale last
A similar sale will be held this
November, he said.
—maris* savaria photo
HAS THE FABLED SUB ever set you climbing the walls? Yes,
answered Chris McNeill, top, and Neil Humphrey of the Varsity
Outdoors Club. So they climbed and climbed, much to the
amusement of the omnipresent nameless onlookers, onlooking from
above. Clubs day does funny things to people.
Grad students
reject A AAS fee
In a two-day referendum
graduate students have heavily
rejected further membership in
the Alma Mater Society.
Only 431 out of 2,500 graduate
students voted in the referendum
which is not legally binding on
either the graduate student
association or the AMS.
Only 17 per cent cast ballots but
those who did voted almost 60 per
cent no on the question "Are you in
favor of continuing to belong to the
Alma Mater Society?", and 75 per
cent no on "Are you in favor of
paying the $29 Alma Mater Society
The vote doesn't bind the
graduate student association
executive which has supported
AMS membership and fees. But
president Jim Bledsoe said earlier
this week they might resign in the
case of a no vote.
Association co-ordinator Lid
Kellas said Thursday the executive
will have no comment until after a
special meeting noon today.
The complete $29 AMS fee (they
also pay the $5 pool fee) was levied
on graduate students at a spring
general meeting.
Supporters had claimed since
graduate students are AMS
members and have access to all
the society's facilities and services
they should pay the fee.
_ But opponents say grad students
already pay a $26 fee to support the
graduate student center and many
don't even come to campus very
AMS graduate student
representative Bob Angus introduced a compromise measure
at the AMS council meeting
Wednesday. The motion which
passed calls for a fall referendum
on whether other students want to
exempt graduate students from the
$15 SUB building fee.
If it passes grad students would
pay the $5 pool fee, the $5 athletic
fee, the $9 AMS activity fee and of
course the $26 grad student center
>n peterson photo
AND THEY'RE PUTTING UP another one. Yes, folks, another one
of those special UBC-style buildings rearing its ugly head over a hole
the administration seems determined to fill. Well, commented one
person wearing an outdoors club jacket, that's one more mountain Page 2
Friday, September 21, 1973
Students to face votes
Students will vote to fill vacancies in the Alma
Mater Society executive, six senate seats, and on
three referendums in elections Oct. 3.
Voters will choose a new AMS secretary and internal affairs officer, vacancies left when Stan
Persky and Diane Latta resigned earlier this month.
Referendums will ask student opinions on how
frequently The Ubyssey should be published and
whether graduate students should be requjred to.pay
the $15 SUB building fee.
A third referendum will ask whether or not the AMS
constitution should be amended to allow candidates in
AMS elections to be affiliated to political clubs.
Currently political clubs like the Young Socialists
aren't permitted to run candidates in elections.
Passage of the referendum would also limit to $50
the amount which might be spent by a candidate or in
his name in an AMS election.
Three senators-at-large and one each representing
arts, applied science and education will be chosen.
The education senator will serve until March 1974,
those representing arts and applied science will serve
until Sept. 1974, and the three senators-at-large will
serve two-year terms.
Nominations for the AMS offices close noon Sept.
27. Senate nominations must be submitted before
noon on Sept. 26. Nomination forms may be obtained
from the AMS executive offices in SUB.
Polls will be located at stations throughout the
campus between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 3.
Advance polls will be held between 11:30 a.m. and
3:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 in SUB and the Angus building.
Polls will also be located in Gage, Totem and Vanier
residences' common blocks between 5 p.m. and 7
p.m. on Oct. 2.
Mayo// concert makes profit
The John Mayall concert in the
War Memorial gym netted the
Alma Mater Society about $300,
AMS vice-president Gordon
Blankstein told council Wednesday.
The concert held, Sept. 24 was
sponsored by the AMS but ticket
sales were handled by a downtown
promoter who would have absorbed any loss.
Blankstein, who also coordinates AMS special events, said
the 3,700 people who jammed the
gym to hear Mayall were one of the
largest crowds at a UBC event in
several years.
He said the Murray McLaughlin
concert Friday, Sept. 28 is being
directly handled by the AMS which
will take all profit or loss.
- Cheech and Chong will also play
the gym Oct. 20 but financial
arrangements aren't yet complete,
Blankstein said.
Special events has lost $35,000 in
the past two years Blankstein said.
He said he plans to advertise off
campus to encourage support for
AMS events which will then lower
student prices and cut losses.
Blankstein also said his work
planning the indoor pool which will
be built between SUB and the
current Empire pool is almost
He said construction could begin
soon and the pool would be completed in two years.
Blankstein said the parking
problem caused by people
crowding to SUB, Walter Gage
towers, the War Memorial gym
and the new pool could be solved by
turning the SUB lot into a covered
parkade, perhaps with the backing
of either Exxon or Shell oil companies.
'Tween classes
Meeting, noon, IH lounge.
Organizational meeting, noon, SUB
Chile — "the military coup, why it
happened,    what   next?"   8    p.m.,
1208 Granville.
Meeting  for first jump course and
rides, noon, SUB 128.
Life     meeting,     7:02     p.m.,    Gage
Important   meeting   — election  of
all   officers,   11   a.m.-l   p.m.,   SUB
Practice,    new   members   welcome,
10:30 a.m.-noon, SUB 207-209.
No practice, no gyms available.
Worship   and   discussion,   10   a.m.,
folk   service   7:30   p.m.,   Lutheran
Practice and registration, 6:30-8:30
p.m., PE gym E.
Meeting, noon, SUB 213.
Organizational     meeting",     noon-2
p.m. SUB 205.
Tryouts, 4:30-6:30 p.m., all week,
courts behind winter sports centre.
Meeting noon, SUB 216c.
Tryouts,   4:30  p.m.  War  Memorial
Tryouts,     5     p.m.    south    campus
Tryouts,  4:30-6:30   p.m.   Memorial
Gym courts.
Film show, 7:30 p.m., IH.
Meeting,    new   members   welcome,
noon, SUB 205.
Discussion,    noon,   Mildred    Brock
Organizational  meeting,  noon, SUB
Tryouts,    5    p.m.    south    campus
Phone 738-2010
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involving personal, interpersonal
and group understanding. Contact
Don Johnson at 224-1614.
Tuesday evenings starting Sept.
25 at 7:00 p.m.
Lutheran Campus Centre
RATES: Campus - 3 lines, 1 day $1.00; additional lines, 25c;
Commercial - 3 lines, 1 day $1.50; additional lines 35c;
additional days $1.25 & 30c.
Classified ads are npt accepted by telephone and are payable in
advance. Deadline is 11:30 a.m., the day before publication.
Publications Office, Room 241 S.U.B., UBC, Van. 8, B.C.
vite you to dance to Impact!
Friday, Sept. 21. SUB Ballroom,
9:00-1:00. Get your free admission passes Friday noon in SUB.
75c at door.  Door prizes!
Loil 8c Found
hitchhiking, 4th & Alma, Sept.
19. Please return French Dept.
or   738-9556.
Special Notices
Roll  of   50'   or  56'
Kodak   or   llford
B ft W Bulk Film
with    the   purchase   of   a
At $17.50
Limit: 1 Pel Customer on
presentation of Student I.D.
the Heng ana gutter
3010   W.   Broadway 736-7833
AM-FM Stereo receiver. 2 speakers, turntable, base, cover and
cartridge, list $200. Your cost
$125. 2-year parts guarantee.
Call  325-0366  for  savings.	
tion invites all student wives to
their first get-together Wed.,
Sept. 26, 8:00 at Cecil Green
Campus). Open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
5736  University Blvd.	
Student Centre can obtain pamphlets describing the centre and
its functions from the office of
the  centre.	
greaser and top boot strongly
urges you to attend Dr. Bundolo's Pademonium Medicine
Show this Wed., Sept. 26 in
SUB Theatre at 12:30 ... for
your health  FREE ! ! !
Special Events
Bundolo Studies 412 gets underway this Wed., Sept. 26 in SUB
Theatre  at  12:30.   It's  FREE!!!
Van. Symphony Orchestra Free
Concert, War Memorial Gym,
12:45   p.m.-2:15   p.m.
Friday, 21st - 12:30
Panhellenic House
23rd - 12:30
Everyone Welcome
Travel Opportunities
— then attend a special travel
evening sponsored by the Canadian Youth Hostels Association
to be held at the Vancouver
Youth Hostel at the foot of Discovery Street on Tuesday, September 25th at 8 p.m. Advice
will be given on all aspects of
low budget travel and free check
lists will be available to all potential travellers. Those requiring
more details of the meeting or
its location should phone 738-
and 354 texts in good condition.
Phone Murray, 261-6623 after 6
key players for Arts U.S. team.
Contact Paul Cappon. 228-2414,
Ponderosa Annex B208 immediately.
Autos For Sale
power steering, air cond., auto.,
$2,300 cash.  Ph.  688-2959 after  6.
Coupe,    new    radials,    1450.    327-
350 S-2. 3400 miles. Ph. 738-2484
after 6:00 p.m.
my home. Essays, Thesis, etc.
Neat accurate work. Reasonable
rates.   Phone   263-5317.
Help Wanted
old boy at home or nearby, 4th
&  Sasamat.   224-5816.	
for 6 hours a week in Lawyers'
home, 4th & Blanca. Flexible
hours.   224-5056.	
during the day. Near bus. 263-
Work Wanted
& Publishing experience, {copy-
writing, editing, proofreading) &
experienced research asst. (UBO
seeks interesting people-oriented
or research job. Contact UBC
Personnel or Donna Pollack,
c/o   736-5304.
Music Instruction
Special Classes
Speakeasy SUB Anytimel
228-4557 - 12:30-2:30
For Students and Tutors
Register Nowl 12:30-2:30
needed to help in Waverly School
—611 Elliot St. Mornings or
afternoons. Call 277-7577 evenings.
Amp., 2 years old; speekers. Excel, cond. Retail $550. Need $325.
224-5855   .
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Ph.  732-0381
Room & Board
CLASSIFIED Friday, September 21, 1973
Page 3
If you didn't know
Clubs day in SUB
Thursday was clubs day in SUB.
As if anyone in the vicinity didn't
Banners and flags wafted above
the throngs as more than 50
campus clubs, groups, and
organizations competed for the
students' time, effort, and yes,
There was the usual prancing
and enticing. Some clubs showed
signs of soft sell, other clubs the
other kind of sell.
The gore award was won by the
pre-meds as they performed uncountable tracheostomies
throughout the afternoon to
standing-room crowds.
But the most-joined club award
must go the the varsity outdoor
club again as more than 200 paid-
up rose-cheeked members are
again expected to roam the wilds.
—marlse savaria   photo
CLUBS DAY meant a chance for everyone to give their favorite
organization a plug. And so Gunes Suatac, right, collects money for
fighting cystic fibrosis through the annual Shinerama drive. And Jim
Byers; of the Varsity Outdoors Club, above, shows off all sorts of
neat sleeping bags and suchlike things. They collected both money
and   volunteers   for  their   respective   causes,   they   report   gleefully.
Exec seeks NUS
finance policy
A member of the Alma Mater
Society executive said Thursday
she hopes the upcoming National
Union of Students conference will
establish a united Canadian
f     student finance policy.
AMS external affairs officer
Bonnie Long said in an interview
that a NUS financial policy must
meet the needs of all students.
Long and Teri Reynolds,
agriculture undergraduate society
representative, will attend the
three day NUS conference this
October at the University of
^    Alberta in Edmonton.
NUS, organized in the summer of
1972, replaced the disbanded
Canadian Union of Students. NUS
policy makers want to present a
"viable national student voice" to
government, said Long, a member
of the union's post-secondary
finance task force.
"The two of us will join delegates
representing post-secondary
_ education institutions from across
Canada in an attempt to get an
accurate analysis of student affairs," said Long.
She said the conference will look
at student housing, unemployment,
student representation on regional
and provincial governments and
government financing of students'
*>'   tuition.
Each B.C. member of NUS will
have two delegates.
UBC joined the union in May,
1972. Membership is financed with
30 cents taken from each students'
$29 AIMS fee.
Jennifer   Sullivan,   who   com-
^   pleted second-year arts last year at
UBC,   is   the   union's   current
executive secretary in Ottawa.
Long said the Edmonton conference will also concern itself with
nominations to the 10-member
central committee and with
discussion of the union's various
task forces.
—mark   hamilton  photo
Food addicts face starvation
Night owl UBC students won't have the convenience of SUB cafeteria facilities this year.
Currently the facility closes at 7 p.m. but food
services supervisor Esta Margolis Thursday said
starting next week it will be open until 9 p.m., still
short of last year's 11 p.m. closing time.
Margolis and Mary Stovell, of the SUB kitchen
office, both said economic considerations were the
principle reason for the early closure.
Between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. last year, total
revenue varied between $9 and $20 each night said
Stovell. She said the operation could not be maintained with that revenue base.
"There is no way the facility at SUB can operate
with less than three staff members, because of the
responsibilities of supervision, food preparation,
clean up, and cashiering.
Margolis and Stovell said higher than normal
food wastage during this period and staff opposition
to the late-night work were contributing reasons for
the new hours.
But AMS treasurer John Wilson said food services has a moral responsibility to provide a late-
night operation.
"A monopoly like the food service should at times
be prepared to operate at levels of marginal
profitability," Wilson said.
But AMS vice-president Gordon Blankstein said
he would like to see the food services cafeteria in SUB
taken over by the AMS.
He said prices could then be set at cost.
Montreal student councils merge
thing to do at Loyola College and
Sir George Williams University
this year is merge.
Loyola and Sir George decided to
merge  last  spring   primarily   to
protect Loyola's threatened
existence. Administration officials
also say merger will cut administrative costs. The two institutions   are   both   located   in
Octoberfest held
The commerce undergraduate society will be holding an Octoberfest.
It will feature an eight-piece German dance band, German food and
lots of beer.
Beer steins will be presented to all at the door. German costume is
The Octoberfest will begin at 4 p.m. Oct. 5 in the SUB ballroom.
Tickets for $1 will be on sale Monday in the Alma Mater Society
business office and in Henry Angus 352.
"It is hoped that the Octoberfest will be among the annual events
which have in the past included the engineer's ball and forestry's undercut." said Mike Andruff. CUS external vice-president.
Montreal   but  are  separated  by
several miles.
Now, the student councils at both
institutions, never having felt the
necessity to co-operate before, are
meeting to negotiate a Combined
Students' Union (CSU).
Sir George student council
president David Saskin says, "We
are presenting a united front on
everything. Of course, there are
internal technical difficulties still
to be overcome."
Loyola student council co-
president Marc Tigh says one of
the internal difficulties is that Sir
George's student council is not
incorporated on its own, as is
Loyola's, but it is legally
responsible to the board of
One key lure in the VOC repertoire
is their Whistler cabin where up to
300 persons may frolic at once on
cold winter eves.
Another impressive display was
put on by the judo club as club
members tossed a young blonde
woman around on the mat to the
delight of skeptics. "The girls in
the club are never bored," she
One Phrateres counsellor was
quite certain that her organization
could not accept male applicants.
"They just wouldn't pass the
physical. But some men invariably
get involved," she said.
Of the nine male fraternities,
only Kappa Sigma were on display,
and they had a full house. All sold
out. Sorry.
Philosophical and religious
groups included Ekankar, campus
Christian community and the
Christian Science people.
Said Loni Harrison, from
Christian Science: "We're all
confused. We're all looking for God
in various ways." Come and talk
about the difference between faith
healing and Christian Science, as a
The abortion action committee
did brisk business from their information booth.
However, the gay people of UBC
did not do as well. Since only thirty
or so have signed up, that leaves
only about 1,970 more UBC
students (10 per cent) who have not
come out, said a bystander.
Other groups taking part in the
histrionics of the afternoon were
the science fiction club; Alliance
Francaise, German club.
Intramurals, a special category
unto itself, last year corralled
more than 5,800 students for 24
various free sport activities. This
year even more students are expected to sign up, says co-ordinator
Nick Korchinsky.
Other tidbits garnered from
various clubs were: Ukrainian
club's 25th anniversary on campus; two free memberships in
square dancing; acupuncturist to
speak to pre-dentals on March 21;
equal male-female ratio in sailing
club, at $10 a membership, and no
And students for the legalization
of marijuana regretted that they
had run out of samples.
RCMP are still looking for information on the activities of a
former student who police say died
Sept. 11.
The body of George Hashizume,
24, was found Wednesday on
Towers beach.
An autopsy determined
Hashizume, a graduate of the
University of Windsor and a
student at Simon Fraser
University in 1971-72 drowned, and
dated his death a day before.
However, severe bruises were
found on his face and police say
they have not ruled out foul play.
Anyone with information on his
activities before his death are
asked to contact the university
RCMP at 224-1322. Page 4
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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.
If your hatband is collecting cobwebs be sure to show up at the
office today to get your picture taken for press cards. Time: noon and
thereafter. Remember, you'll be just too gauche without one.
A truly great group of people: Linda Hossie, Lesley Krueger, Don
Hubbert, Rick Lymer, Mike Sasges, Jake van der Kamp, Marc Hamilton,
Marise Savaria, George Rogers, Deborah MacNeill, Dru Spencer, Mark
Buckshon. Another truly great group of people:  Vaughn Palmer. •
Apple pie, mother
and the campus rag
On Oct. 3, Alma Mater Society council hopes its membership will decide for
council how popular The Ubyssey is.
Council voted Wednesday to ask students in the annual fall referendum how
many times they believe their campus
newspaper should be published.
In effect, council is asking students
how often they like to read the paper.
A poll of students is helpful for
student council. After all council paid
$16,000 in 1968 to find out if it and the
university was relative.
For The Ubyssey staff, the poll will
prove nothing. We know people want to
read us when they come in to work as
reporters, editors, photographers, cartoonists and reviewers, when people continue to
bring in Tween Classes and Hot Flashes,
story ideas and tips.
When readers disagree with The
Ubyssey, or even better, when they agree
with   it,   the   paper's pages  are  open  to
comment. Reaction, for reporters, is the
best indication people are reading and
thinking about a story, a picture or an
So come up to the office to complain or praise, or even better, to work.
But if that doesn't grab you, do vote
in the referendum. Tell the councillors you
believe the paper should publish daily, if
you think it should.
The staff is prepared to publish that
often. B.C. towns with populations less
than this campus have daily newspapers.
There are a lot of events and many people
here which cannot be reported on because
of limited publication.
And remember, as you tell council
what you want, that the paper's staff also
wants to hear. And we'll listen — just drop
into the office one day.
We write about people, about events,
but most of all we like talking about them.
Cans stifle democracy
The ways of democracy are sometimes strange.
Take, for example, Totem Park residents, voting to establish co-educational
Little did they know last spring
when they voted that the women would be
wondering what to do with the urinals in
the old men's washrooms which they now
A suggestion the cold recepticles of
so much hot passion be used as flower pots
was nixed because the urinals are automatically flushed. This also means you can't use
them for a foot bath, without taking the
chance you might get your pant leg wet.
And the Kotex salesman hasn't been
overly pleased with the sale of Kotex in
the women's washrooms the men now use.
In fact, good word has it that the cotton
future market is about to bust if business
in the Totem Park women's,er, men's can
doesn't pick up.
But this was all done democratically.
The students voted for it.
Now, if only housing administration
can catch up with the change, the results
of the vote won't be so strange.
Bus bitches
As reported in Thursday's
Ubyssey, the B.C. Hydro bus
service to campus is much less
than adequate. In order to make
specific, formal complaints to the
appropriate authorities, I need
student co-operation.
Therefore, would all students
with legitimate complaints with
respect to the bus system please
bring them to my attention within
the next month.
This may be done by phoning me
at 228-3092, by mail or by dropping
in at the external affairs office in
SUB 248, preferably between noon
and 2:30 p.m.
With student co-operation,
perhaps we can get some action
Bonnie Long,
external affairs officer
alma mater society
In the recent article "Feminist
no Shirley Temple", it is painfully
apparent that Jill Johnston is little
more than egotistical sexist and
While she may perform well
before a select audience of supporters, Johnston's stand on men,
women and human relationships is
crippled with stagnation. Viewing
as oppressors and women as the
oppressed, Johnston seriously
lacks any analysis of the political,
economic and ideological institutions that impose binding sex
roles on men and women.
Unfortunately,    Johnston's
position is one which undermines
the true significance of issues
generated by the women's
liberation movement. Her notions
serve to promote further sexual
discrimination with the ill-founded
assumption . that women's
liberation is only relevant to
In her tirade against men,
Johnston remains insensitive to the
basic elements of our capitalist
society which alienates and
dehumanizes the nature of people's
social attitudes and personal
lifestyles on all levels.
She is virtually blind to the fact
that both sexes experience
aggression and exploitation and
that both need to be liberated from
the structural machinery that
operates to maintain these conditions.
Debra Scott,
Marion Pollach,
Jannice Simmons,
all arts 4
Put it on
With respect to the letter from a
coach in Tuesday's paper in which
the coach wondered what all the
"ruckus" was about concerning
Recreation UBC one must conclude that our man from PE is
going for this year's version of the
funniest man on campus award.
Not only did he argue that
students should be proud to pay a
few bucks so that athletes on this
campus can do their little number
on the paths of glory, but he even
told the one about the great bunch
of guys who spend hours practising
their sports just for little old UBC
and you and me; you know — with
a boom-pah here and a boom-pah
Indeed, these are the fellows who
gave up untold athletic scholarships offered by other universities
just to spread the fame of our fair
campus, and whose motto is "let's
win it for president Walt and our
fellow students."
We are forced to make, then,
only one polite reply, and that is:
Please put your jock back on coach
because it's running all over our
Graham Burns,
arts 4
This letter is a grievance letter
concerned with a matter that may
seem trivial — desks. Is this
university still in the Dark Ages?
Is the fear of His Satanic Majesty
so deep in their souls that they are
afraid of left-handed people.
Maybe they don't appreciate our
Ever tried to follow a lecture and
make notes while doing acrobatics.
Difficult, to say the least. In empty
classrooms it's not too bad because
we can make do, more or less, with
two desks but in crowded rooms,
it's a nuisance, if not a downright
All that we ask, rather demand,
are desks for left-handed people.
A frustrated southpaw
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Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou
For the fourteenth year in a row, the UBC Film
Society is presenting its Cinema 16 program: a
program designed to present to the public high-
calibre films that are usually not available at
commercial theatres.
Rather than the usual monstrous Hollywood
mindpoison that still dominates all the downtown
theatres, Cinema 16 shows quality and experimental films from Europe, films from the third
world, ancient classics of the silent era that are
almost completely inaccessible, films that have
been banned from the regular theatres — in short,
films you probably won't see anywhere else.
This -year's program promises to be one of the
best they've ever had.
It consists of four series of films; each series is
bound together by some uniting theme or common
element. The first series is. titled "International"
and simply consists of films from countries outside
the regular cinematic establishment; this year the
program directors decided to eschew the well-
known foreign directors (Bergman, Fellini, Godard
et al) since they've already been overexposed.
Instead they are showing a large number of films
from the Third World: two from India one from
Japan, one from Castro's Cuba, one from post-1968
Czechoslovakia and so on.
The second series consists of films by one man:
Spanish director Luis Bunuel — one of the undisputed giants of 20th century cinema. The third
series concentrates on science-fiction films,
studying the evolution of the medium from an early
1936 H.G. Wells feature to the present day. The
fourth series entitled "Silver Screen" deals with
films from the great days of Hollywood: an early
William S. Hart western, a Busby Berkely musical,
and a film each by two of the legends of Hollywood:
Humphrey Bogart and the early Marlon Brando.
The International series begins this Monday
September 24th with Jan Kadar's Adrift produced in
1969. Kadar is a young Czech director who has
achieved some acclaim in the U.S. and elsewhere.
This is a quiet lyrical film describing the
relationship that develops between a man and a
young girl after he saves her from drowning. On one
level, it is simply filmic poetry deftly painting the
rhythms of nature, the flow of the seasons etc. — but .
it has been interpreted as a disturbing allegory of
contemporary Czechoslovakian existence. The next
film in the series is Louis Malle's The Lovers which
arrives on October 22nd. Malle, together with
Truffaut, Resnais and Godard, launched the French
"new wave"; in fact this film was made in 1958, one
year before Truffaut's The Four Hundred Blows
and Resnais' Hiroshima Mon Amour which are
usually considered as signalling the beginning of la
nouvelle vague. When it first came out fifteen years
ago, it was completely banned in Italy and fifteen
minutes were cut from the version shown here
because of its intense love scenes filmed in close-
shot. This time, the uncut version is being shown.
Perhaps now with the passage of time we will be
able to judge whether the film deserved its high
reputation among critics or was only a mediocre
piece of work that benefitted from its notoriety.
On November 19th Satyajit Ray's Charulata will
be shown. Ray is one of the few Indian film-makers
who has made a mark outside his own country; his
Apu trilogy which came out in the years 1953-59 was
impressive for its simplicity, its compassion, and
unpretentious grandeur. Charulata based on a novel
by Rabindranath Tagore concerns the gradual
"estrangement between a young sensitive woman
and her husband, who, immersed in politics and
By Bernard Bischoff
journalism, neglects her. It is one of his more recent
On January 14th, Kurosawa's Ikiru will be
presented. Kurosawa, the great Japanese film
director should need no introduction. His
Rashomon, a cunning and infinitely complex
allegory on the subjectivity of truth is one of the few
very great films produced in the last twenty yean*..
Most people here think of him as the great exponent
of the samurai epic (Seven Samurai; Yojimbo,
Throne of Blood) and the man from whom the
makers of the Italian westerns stole most of their
ideas. Ikiru is one of his modern-dress films and
according to some critics, his masterpiece. Its main
protagonist is an old civil servant Watanabe who
suddenly discovers he has cancer and only six
months to live. In these last frenzied months he
makes a desperate effort to rediscover the life that
he has lost in boredom and vacuity. He discover*:
that his son whom he had always felt closest to ha!
become distant and scornful; he tries to live it up by
going for a night on the town with a dissipated
Bohemian writer; he tries to cultivate the friendship of a young office girl and is miserably repulsed.
All these attempts at re-establishing human contact
only increase his desperate estrangement. Finally
he tries to achieve some sort of regeneration by
stepping out of his solipsistic shell, by learning to
help others. But this supposed solution involves
drawbacks of its own. This theme has been handled
often before in art and grappled with by the great
masters — one thinks of Tolstoy's Death of Ivan
Ilyich or CarsoaMcCullers' Clock Without Hands —
but Kurosawa's film does not suffer by comparison.
As always, Kurosawa shuns the easy answers; the
hope that seems to enter Watanabe's life at the very
end is ambiguous and troublesome. In one of the
film's most moving images, we see Watanabe on the
night of his death, alone on a playground, sitting on
a swing in the snow. As his mind falters he tries to
sing an old ballad he had heard once, that
celebrates the joy of transient life.
Cuba's entry in the series Memories of Underdevelopment will be shown on February 4th. A*
could be guessed from the title, it is a post-
revolutionary, pro-Castro film. I know absolutely
nothing about it but it should at least be interesting;
it will introduce viewers to a type of film not often
seen here — social realist cinema, which, whatever
the western critics say about it, could not possibly
be any worse than the American films being
produced today.
On March 4th, the second film from India on this
year's program, James Ivory's Bombay Talkie will
be shown. Ivory is an American director greatly
influenced by Satyajit Ray. According to the mov;°
catalogues, his films "merge elements of
Eastern and Hollywood film-making to arrive at a
most distinctive style".
The International series concludes on March 25th
with The Chronicle of Anna Magdelina Bach by
Jean-Marie Straub. Straub, a French-born director
who works in Germany is not well-known, but he has
a small, devoted almost fanatical coterie of
followers who consider him the most daring and
experimental film director who has appeared in the
last decade. This film deals with the life of J.S. Bg^h
as told in his second wife's chronicles and letters.
The film should be worth going to see for the music,
if for nothing else. One critic writes: "this film is
the antithesis of the usual sentimental film
biographies of composers lives ... Straub shows that
making art is a normal activity, like work ... part of
a normal existence determined by political
The second series deals with the work of Luis
Bunuel. Here he has had the widest audience for his
later films, notably Belle de Jour, The Milky Way,
and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie wfcWi
played at the Varsity a few weeks ago. But Bunuel
was already notorious in the coffee-houses of Paris
as a madman/cinematographer as long as fourty
years ago. He cannot be adequately described as a
great director for he is much more than that — he is
one of the great pioneers of film who made the art
what it is today. For many years his reputation was
deliberately and decisively stifled because of his
anti-clericalism, his left-wing sympathies and his
preoccupation with the suppressed DostoyevskTSh
fevers of man — his obsession with obsession. He
was dismissed as a master of the macabre and
nothing more. In 1926, together with Salvador Dali
he quite literally made the first surrealist film —
the infamous Un Chien Andalou. When it first appeared it was greeted with derisive laughter and
when it is shown today it is often greeted the same
way — but it is still being shown. There are single
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scenes in it that glue themselves in your memory: a
woman standing in the middle of a street and with a
cane, prodding in front of her a severed man's
hand; corpses of cattle draped elegantly across
grand pianos; a man's hand swarming with ants
that slowly opens and closes — and the most well-
known of all of course being the one where a razor
slices a woman's eye as a cloud slices the moon. I
tlfink there is no way really to prepare oneself for
this film; even knowing what is going to happen
cannot destroy the shock effect of the visual experience ilself.
Bunuel made two subsequent movies in the late
twenties: L'Age D'Or and Las Hurdas (which were
banned in Spain) and then disappeared for fourteen
years. Then in 1951 Bunuel's Los Olvidados "fell like
a thunderlx>lt" — as one book puts it — into the
Cannes Film Festival, earning the prize for the best
Erection and the International Critics Prize.
Bunuel had re-surfaced in Mexico and it was a
different Bunuel. These films revealed a new social
consciousness; he was still a surrealist but his
surrealism, had become a moral force that would
regenerate the psychic environment of man as
radical politics would regenerate his physical environment. It is with the Mexican Bunuel that this
series deals.
The series opens on October 1st with Los
Olvidados, a violent study of the urban nightmare in
Mexico City. Next is Mexican Bus Ride on October
29th, one of Bunuel's lighter efforts, (if that's the
right word). On November 26th comes Nazarin
which details the life of a sort of worker-priest who
tries to model his life on that of Christ. He lives in
poverty, he takes no thought of the morrow, he casts
out devils, he turns the other cheek. In the end he
finds himself chained between a good thief and a
bad thief. But note: Bunuel does not approve of this
sort of activity; the film concludes with a startling
criticism of this type of idealistic Christian ethos.
The aforementioned Un Chien Andalou will also be
shown on this night which should make it one of the
*jest double-bills ever shown here. On January 1st
Bunuel's version of Robinson Crusoe will be
presented. Needless to say, it is slightly different
from Defoe's version. Bunuel is concerned with the
effect of total solitude on a typical civilized
bourgeois type. On this island where ownership is
meaningless, Crusoe, a man who is a confirmed
property addict, undergoes a cold-turkey cure. The
man who has viewed animals as either pests or live
stock learns to love them: the man who is a compulsive colonialist learns that he is dependent on his
servant Friday for survival. Playing endless
variations on the theme of the solitary man Bunuel
produces one of his most intriguing films. On
February llth his 1960 film The Young One dealing
with racial discrimination will be shown and the
series concludes on March llth with his Saint
Simeon of the Desert, an absolutely hilarious film. A
Christian hermit spends all his time on top of a
sixty-foot column, meditating, standing on one leg
at a time, and resisting temptations. The devil visits
him in various guises, disguised as a young girl in a
sailor suit, as (interestingly enough) Christ himself
etc. Finally the devil arrives in a Boeing 707
(.remember this is circa 400 AD) and carts him off to
Mil (which turns out to be a modern discotheque).
The third series is the science fiction series, which
considering; the Vonnegut-Tolkien-Heinlein craze
which is prevalent now, should be quite popular.
Science-fiction films have actually been around a
long time — and some of the early ones put Stanley
Kubrick to shame. The series begins on Oct. 9 with a
1936 film The Shape of Things to Come. One of the
very early S.F. films, this vision of the future is
based on a 1933 novel by H.G. Wells, recounting the
struggles and changes in world government betwen
lfrjp and 2059, at which date to quote the script "the
Air Dictatorship gave place to a world-wide modern
state repudiating individualism, race, or group,
exclusivism." This stubbornly optimistic vision of
Utopia produces a surprisingly powerful film.
Karel Zeman's An Invention of Destruction, a
film that is interesting on a purely technical level
arrives on November 5th. Described as an inventive
phantasy, this film uses semi-animation — live
av^ors playing out their lives in a cartoon-strip
Disneyesque world. On December 3rd comes Jan
Schmidt's The End ^>f August at the Hotel Ozone. I
know little about it but if Schmidt is as good as his
titles it should be a good film. The film concerns a
group of women who wander through Eastern
Europe after an atomic holocaust, and who seem to
be the only humans left.
Fritz  Lang's   1929   The  Woman  in   the  Moon,
described as the first long film about the exploration of the moon will be shown on January 28th.
Lang, a legendary figure, who was the grand
practitioner of the German expressionist cinema of
the twenties, is well-known for such grotesque
fantasies as Metropolis and M.
The series concludes on February 25th with
Resnais' Je T'aime, Je T'aime, a story about a time
traveller who wanders in and out through past,
present, and future. When I saw the film at the
Varsity about two years ago, I found it dull, vapid,
pretentious, and rankly imitative — only proving
what bad films Resnais makes if he does not have a
good scriptwriter. Perhaps time (which is so
clumsily dealt with in the film) has been kind to it
and improved its quality.
The last series is entitled Silver Screen. It begins
on October 15th with Thomas Ince's 1915 Hell's
Hinges. This film brings together two of the greats
of early Hollywood — Thomas Ince who (excepting
Griffith of course) was the most important
producer-director in America at the turn of the
century, and William S. Hart, the Gary Cooper of
the silent screen. This is a classic western with a
few twists. It has elements in it quite alien to the
standard western such as the systematic seduction
of a minister by the town vamp, the minister's
subsequent drunkeness and savagery and the moral
regeneration of an utterly evil outlaw (played by
Hart of course). On November 13th comes the 1926
What Price Glory one of the very early war spectaculars, based on a "war is hell" theme. On
January 7th we are treated to Busby Berkely's
Golddiggers of 1933. I am not an expert on Busby
Berkely musicals and will say nothing more about
them; presumably there are still people out there
who enjoy them.
John Huston's The Maltese Falcon arrives on
February 18th. Based on Dashiell Hammett's
detective novel which introduced the "tough
detective" school of fiction, this is a top-notch but
typical Huston 40's thriller. In a sense this film also
made Humphrey Bogart; Bogart's portrayal of the
tough cynical Sam Sade is the role he went on
playing during the rest of his life.
What Price Glory? (1927)
The series and the whole program concludes with
the 1954 Elia Kazan melodrama On the Waterfront a
film about corrupt union bosses and a man who
singlehandedly tries to fight them. I found the film
offensive and silly for its glib assertion that one or
two "good guys" (a cardboard-angelic priest and
Marlon Brando) can lead the seemingly docile*
workers to victory against a whole corrupt system.
But if you like Karl Maiden, Eve Marie Saint and
the early moody mumbling method-acting Brando,
you'll like the film.
Altogether, this is an exceptionally good program
— perhaps the best that has ever been seen here.
FilmSoc president Don Griffith and his group have
outdone themselves. Series One or Two cost $4.50
each for students and $5.50 for the general public.
Series 3 or 4 cost $3.50 each for students and $4.50 for
the public. All four series can be purchased at once
for $14.00 by students or $16.00 by the public.That
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Sudden flight
—dirk visser
Sheerin, Innes, Wright and Kozlik from Act 3 of Wild Duck.
The Wild Duck
by Henrik Ibsen
directed by Stanley Weese
al the Freddy Wood
Illusion. Self-deception. Do we not all nurture a
small fantasy world all our own, a private island
known only to ourselves on the sea of humanity?
Some of us retreat to our islands occasionally,
while others live on theirs almost permanently.
And of course we protect our little islands. In his
play The Wild Duck. Ibsen examines the fantasy
islands people build for themselves, and the
tragic consequences experienced when they are
Ibsen wrote this play in 1884. It is a full length
five act play with no central character. Ibsen
does not focus our attention upon any one person
or situation. He presents us rather with nine
main characters, and weaves them together into
one fabric.
The Wild Duck concerns itself with two
households, the Edkals and the Werles, and the
relationship the two shared over twenty years.
The events are not chronicled on stage, but the
past exerts a profound influence on the
characters' lives.
Gregers Werle (Frank Maraden) returns to his
lather's house. Haakon Werle (Barney
O'Sullivan) is an aging lonely businessman.
Once home, Gregers meets his old friend
Iljalmar Ekdal (.ionn Innes). Gregers has a
mission in life, a mission which implicates the
entire Ekdal family, and this situation is the
vehicle Ibsen uses to express his theme.
The programme quotes Ibsen as saying
"Liberation consists in securing for individuals
the right to free themselves, each according to
his particular need." People are free to surround
themselves with as much self-deception as they
like. Ibsen does not single out illusion as the
cause of tragedy, although its contributing role
cannot be ignored. As is often the case, it is the
unjustifiable brutal exposure of illusion which
.shatters lives.
Director Stanley Weese meets Ibsen's play
head on. It is a realistic drama, and through the
proscenium arch or fourth wall we watch the
play unfold and smoothly march to its con-
elusion. It is an undeniably good production.
All the leading roles are handled by Equity
actors, meaning professionals. In some circles,
professional is a dirty word. Let's say Equity
actors act for a living — if they are better it's
because they must eat.
After watching The Wild Duck, we can say
some must be eating very well.
Maraden, one of Vancouver's finest, is the
epitome of the relentless, intense idealist. Innes
handles the whimpering, simpering petulant
Iljalmar perfectly. O'Sullivan does not have a
large part to work with, appearing in the first
and third act only. O'Sullivan however is overly
brusque and harsh, and we feel no empathy for
the character, yet we should.
Gina Ekdal (Janet Wright) is a stalwart,
stable rock to her flittering husband, and Wright
conveys this admirably. A. E. Holland captures
well the senility and pathos in the character of
Old Ekdal.
Maureen Sheerin. a UBC student, plays the
role of fourteen year old Hedvig Ekdal. Sheerin,
who played Honey in Albee's Who's Afraid of
Virgina Woolf this summer, is well suited for the
unassuming, sensitive and devoted daughter.
Richard Kent Wilcox is to be commended for
his set design. Werle's study is vast and empty.
The frugal back-drop and sparsely spaced
furniture accentuates the enormity of the stage.
The effect is disconcerting, but perhaps some
will feel the atmosphere is appropriate to
Werle's vacuous hollow life.
The Ekdal's angular garret is an excellent
example of a set being functional and
emotionally satisfying. The lighting and wooden
slats create a cage-like effect which is most
startling and illuminating.
The previous statements all bolster our opinion
that The Wild Duck is a good production.
However, another side of Ibsen is interpretation,
and here we have our misgivings.
Ibsen's play does contain comic elements. It is
nol entirely dramatic tragedy, if1 such a
description exists. The question: what is the
balance between the two? How much comedy to
how much gravity?
Weese chose to weight the scales in favour of
Ekdal is a posing, pompous prima donna, a
character who indeed is humourous. Yet Weese
lets Innes "play it up", even camp it at times,
and he becomes melodramatic. Consequently,
we don't believe the character anymore.
On the other hand, Weese has Maraden take
himself so seriously, the character becomes
unreal. Maraden is the intense idealist to the
letter, but when matched against Innes' style,
the pair resemble a comedy routine, and not
dramatic characters.
Weese's decision to emphasize the comic
elements rarely hinders the progression of the
play. It still marches on to its inevitable conclusion, as Ibsen plays have a habit of doing. Yet
in the last act, when Hedvig commits suicide,
and the tragedy manifests itself, Weese's approach undermines the effect. We are not
moved. The situation fails to touch us. Ibsen's
message and reality has been clouded by the
laughs. The change from domestic comedy to
tragedy in the last act is sudden, too swift. The
situation has lost its . . . humanity.
We have stopped believing what we see; so we
have stopped feeling.
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Friday, September 21, 1973 Books
A Palaeozoic Geology of London, Ontario
Poems and Collages by Christopher Dewdney
Th/.e Coach House Press, Toronto $3.00
Antlers in the Treetops
By Ron Padgett and Tom Veitch
The Coach House Press, [price not available]
The Story So Far [17 selections of contemporary
authors  including Margaret Atwood  and   bp-
The Coach House Press $3.00
Literature mirrors the times. The long march
of technology has de-mythified our culture and
robbed us of our traditional values to a point
where we stand precariously alone amidst a
chaos of chang-norms. Rational, sequential
poetry which develops a logical theme or short
stories which depict the development of a
character against a coherent background are
becoming increasingly out of touch and
But don't despair fans, exciting new things are
happening. These three books all reflect new
perceptions of a new reality, a love of language
and words and frequent chaos. But it's all pretty
entertaining, the odd combination of formal style
with crazy happenings. Its Dadaesque vision
startles at first but its effect is to make us sit up
and take notice of what's really happening.
Literature is changing. These books aren't
going to make the Book of the Month Club for
some time, but they are important. A pithy little
saying on the back cover of Antlers in the
Treetops characterizes the work well, "Imagine
an almost complete trace of meaning."
Christopher Dewdney's Palaeozoic Geology is
a little more serious. He combines a geologic
memory of the land with a poetic memory of
past, present and future and comes out with
some very interesting writing. Only twenty-two,
Dewdney shows much promise. „.
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A Palaeozoic Geology of London, Ontario
by Christopher Dewdney
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Boz scores
For those fans who missed Boz Scaggs Sunday
at the Coliseum, the show was similar to his
Gardens appearance last May. Many familiar
songs such as Sunny Day, Dinah Flow, Runnin'
Blues, Monkey on My Mind, Might Have to Cry
and especially Somebody Loan Me a Dime, were
welcomed by the most enthusiastic applause of
the evening.
Understandably the band has become very
popular in Vancouver. Few rock blues guitarists
perform as smoothly instrumentally and vocally
as Boz, and his unforgettable guitar solos are
powerfully sensual and easy on the ears.
Unfortunately since he added Les Pudek as
alternate lead guitarist, the band plunges into
some speedy and not always the most accomplished hard rock reducing the amount and
mellow moods of Boz' blues. As expected the
audience roared for more as Dudek stomped and
played the heavy rock star. I found him
repetitive and hoped Clapton would soon crawl
out of retirement with his hypnotic guitar.
The rest of Boz' band were often playing
support roles with the drummer allowed about
ten seconds of sustained glory and the bass often
inaudible. Boz played fewer leads, and that, to
me, ft the major disappointment.
Later the Allman Brothers produced a similar
yet distinctive blend of confederate state rock
blues, dividing the job between two drummers,
two keyboard men including Gregg Allman on
vocals, a bassist, Lamar Williams and Dickie
Betts handling all guitar work.
Generally they recieved less applause for a
performance that lost momentum and became
muffled as far as the bass and vocals were
concerned. Betts, a usually arousing musician,
and author of several songs from their latest
album "Brothers and Sisters", looked grim and
wore a bandage over one eye. Perhaps he was
tired but he seemed to have lost some energy.
The crowd response and that of the band was
often moderate but an encore was demanded,
that being part of the standard rock ritual for the
Elizabeth Reed, a Betts classic from an earlier
album, Jessica, Ramblin' Man and their encore
Whippin' Post were highlights. However the
show lacked the intimacy and variety evident at
the John Mayall concert a few days earlier. The
Coliseum, however, does not possess the
acoustics of a sound centre, especially with the
decibels tripping each other in their frenzy to
reach an audience half hidden in that fragrant,
smoggy circus air.
Lance Ware
Nobody is ever going to call intrepid French
.Director Claude Lelouch a "maudit fascist" or
even a pink "fetid Communist," nobody that is,
who hasn't seen his latest release "Money Money
Money" now showing at the Varsity. To call
Lelouch's latest romp a comedy is doing the
picture a bland injustice of generalization.
Poignantly put it is a saucy cheek in jowl
political parody on: automobiles (radial tires
included), the women's liberation movement
("prostitutes of the world unite"), the underworld, airline hijacking, big business
management, labour, rock and roll, anarchy,
capitalism, socialism, Marxism, Catholicism
(have I missed any other ism's?), democracy,
dictatorship, revolution, sppeed, sex, and I
mustn't forget, on MONEY money money (see
title). A veritable pot pourri parody of the
Godardesque first new Wave cosmology.
But patience is the point, for Monsieur Lelouch
laughs at all the popular missives of the auteur
cinematic junket and emerges with a sparkling
parody of his contempories. In fact Lelouch uses
pungent political parody so often his gang of con
artists literally trip over each other to zealously
declare their new moneymaking (read;
stealing) scheme to be "the new religion of the
clarity of confusion." And if even you can understand that acute contradiction in terms then
you're already far ahead of this humble journalistic hack and you should be writing this
biodegradable review.
Lelouch's cast of pseudopolitical con artists
come on bubbling like the Lavender Hill Mob but
with much more finesse. Lino Ventura plays the
leading heavy counterfeiter turned kidnapper
turned pseudorevolutionary who is in love with
his puppy dog and utterly obsessed with the idea
of money. Yes Jacques Brel is alive and living in
Paris, even though he doesn't sing as well as
lovely Ann Mortifee, and has to play in the
picture the part of an amiable crook ("I only
wing right wingers for the right wing so that the
left wing will be blamed, by the right wing for
winging their own right wingers, don't you see?"
do you?). Charles Denner ("Chariot", pushing
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Actually Lelouch's entire cast puts forth a very
credible high brow performance complemented
by the quick in and out camera work that sees
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tickling the velvet underbelly of farce whenever
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gang, having graduated from ripping off the
accoutriments of capitalism; radial tires,
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into the politically sensitive sport of kidnapping
and hijacking. They decide that their former
bank robbery Woody Allenesque charades of
MONEYwise peanuts and they want to move into
the big leagues. They kidnap on contract
anybody anytime for any motive, political ("the
clarity of confusion?") or otherwise as long as
they eventually get the MONEY. Starting out
with a most agreeable hostage - a local rock and
roll swinging rebel who pays them to do it, they
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a loaded Boeing 747 to the Pope himself and are
scandalously successful at it. That is, until they
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and (3) to the C.I.A. (in a Pinto Station Wagon of
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Friday, September 21, 1973 Friday, September 21, 1973
Page 11
Almost but not quite
—don paterson photo
COACH GIVES quarterback Jim Tarves special instructions for the
upcoming Thunderbird game against the Manitoba Bisons, to be held
2 p.m. Saturday in the T-Bird stadium.
The UBC Thunderbird soccer
team swam to 1-1 tie Wednesday
The SFU soccer club and UBC
met at Swangard Stadium in a
game hampered by a constant
drizzle which resulted in difficult
ball handling and sloppy play.
Don Lomas put the Birds on the
scoreboard at the 67 minute mark
when he scored on a penalty kick.
The equalizer came with only 30
seconds remaining in the game
when Ken Whitehead dribbled
down the right wing and scored on
a hard shot that caught the UBC
net-minder out of position.
Despite their one loss, one draw
record, the Birds are looking
forward to a winning season. Three
players, Daryl Samson, Brian
Budd, and Dan Lomas represented
B.C. in the recent Canada Summer
Games. Starting net-minder, Greg
Weber, is on a 21 day, six game
tour of Europe and Britain with the
love our
The touring UBC Thunderbird
rugby team upset Blackheath in
London, Wednesday.
The Birds won 22-19, ending a
highly successful trip to England.
The team's overall record was four
wins, two losses and a tie.
The UBC team was greatly
praised for their play and sportsmanship. G.E. Evans, press and
publicity officer for the Welsh
Sports Council said, "Welsh rugby
was richer for the Birds' visit."
"International friendship was
assisted by the Birds' courtesy off
the field," he said.
Mr. Evans expressed the desire
to see the Birds again soon. "They
do their utmost to produce attractive football, which is appreciated by even the most hard
bitten Welsh rugby enthusiast," he
An offence? Ah, no
► Does the UBC football team have
an offence?
Saturday's game against the
University of Manitoba's Bisons
will be a good indication whether
or not UBC can score. The Bisons
have yet to prove they have a solid
defense this season. The meeting of
the two should prove both entertaining and informative.
The Bird's punting should be
improved over last game as
running back Scott Embleton is
assuming the chores in that
department, with guard Derek
Lacrpix snapping.
The kicking game, however, is
still something to be decided on.
Head coach Norm Thomas says
either Hill or Conrad will kick,
based on who looks best by game
The hamstring injury to offensive back Don Cameron has
<lheant major changes in the lineup. Don Hinns has moved from
tailback to fullback; Bruce Grist
Sports week
M Squash team, Winter Sports Cen-
tre, Sept. 21, 2:45-5 p.m.; J. V.
basketball. War Memorial Gym,
Sept. 24, 4:30 p.m.; Men's tennis. Winter Sports Centre Courts,
Sept. 24-28, 4:30-6:30 p.m.;
football vs U. of Man., UBC Stadium, Sept. 22, 2 p.m.; soccer vs
Victoria Gorge, Victoria, Sept.
22, 2 p.m.; Cross country, U.Vic
invitational, Sept. 22; J. V. football vs Blue Bombers, Empire
Stadium,   Sept.  23,   1   p.m.;  rug-
fr by vs Capilanos, Lord Field,
UBC, Sept. 26, 2:30 p.m.
moves from linebacker to
tailback; Scott Embleton moves
from fullback to slotback; and
Henry Thessen goes from slotback
to flanker.
The offensive line has had its
share of changes also. Mike
Cleaver has moved from weak to
strong guard; Derek Lacroix
moved from strong guard to strong
tackle; and Hamilton has moved
from strong tackle to quick guard.
Saturday's game is important to
the Birds. It promises to be interesting and entertaining. Kick-
off is at 2 p.m.
Sports comments
1. Look for Bobby Riggs to
demolish Billie Jean. Comments on
the match to follow next week.
2. A big kick in the ass to those
UBC types who monopolize the
tennis courts on the weekends.
Let's see some consideration for
those who are waiting.
3. On the same topic, let's get
some control over these courts so
non-students can't use the courts.
The courts are there for our use,
not the use of area residents.
4. A big boo to the Lions who are
doing their usual September choke
5. Is it true that the Canucks are
going to bring championship
hockey to Vancouver by joining the
Western Junior Hockey League?
6. How about student rates for
Blazer home games Jim Pattison?
7. Our search for a male jock
with brains above his waist has
concluded. No luck. Couldn't find
one. Next week we'll be looking for
a female jock with brains.
8. They geld horses to make them
run faster. UBC running backs
take note.
9. Will Rec UBC become Wreck
"Snooks" Dowd once scored a
210 yard touchdown, running back
round his own goal post before
finding the right end zone.
In 1925 Burleigh Grimes of
Brooklyn hit into two double plays
and a triple play in a row.
How is it possible to pitch a
complete 9-inning game with only 9
pitched balls? Answer in next
Friday's issue. Winner gets sports
department's trivia award, a
lifetime pass to Rec. UBC.
national soccer team. over second place SFU. UBC's next
The draw leaves UBC in a tie for    game   is   on   Saturday   against
fourth place with a game in hand    Victoria Gorge, in Victoria.
—don peterson photo
CAREFUL WHERE you put that ball, fella.
New staff
Sports Editor
With a new sports editor and a new group of dedicated sports
reporters you'll have to bear with us until all the problems are
sorted out.
We want to make sports coverage a fun thing and frankly we
intend to have fun doing it. We intend to try new innovations in
The Ubyssey sports section and we hope you'll enjoy reading them
as much as we'll enjoy writing them. If you don't like what we're
doing, tell us. Better still, stop bitchin' and come in and write for
For those who mouth off that The Ubyssey staff is dominated
by elitist radicals, all I can say is "bull".
The staff have gone out of their way to help us and I
especially want to thank Mike Sasges, Vaughn Palmer, Lesley
Krueger, and my assistant editor. Rick Lymer.
As far as editorial comments and opinions are concerned, they
reflect my opinions alone.
We have decided to give wide coverage to women's sports this
year, if, and only if we get women staffers who are willing to cover
these events. If we don't, then tough, no coverage. So get off your
butts ladies, it's up to you. Maybe there are some liberationists on
campus who can write as well as they talk.
Western Intercollegiate
Football League
Univ. of Manitoba
un •
Saturday, Sept. 22
2 P.M.
Thunderbird Stadium
General Admission:     $1.00 Page 12
Friday, September 21, 1973
Poverty strikes!
This is the second part of a series
on the poor in Canada. The first
part examined the working poor in
Canada: those with full-time jobs
who nevertheless fall below the
poverty line. This installment
examines the American
domination of Canadian industry:
the  reason   behind  this  situation.
This unemployment situation is
aggravated, if not caused, by
American domination of the
Canadian economy.
Most of the high-wage, capital-
intensive corporations are subsidiaries of parent companies
owned and controlled by American
Three major consequences on
incomes and unemployment can be
Canadian University Press
Firstly, the key decisions concerning investment, production,
marketing, and general policy are
made in the United States.
Subsidiaries throughout the
world are instruments of the
parent company and therefore
subject to the priorities of that
parent company and the legislation
of its host country.
The conflicts with Canadian
priorities have not been slight. For
many years American subsidiaries
were not permitted to export goods
to communist nations. During
Johnson's and Nixon's presidency
legislation was adopted which
forced American subsidiaries to
return substantial amounts of their
Canadian-earned capital to the
When American firms get into
their own economic hot water it is
easiest for them to save money by
cutting back investment, reducing
operations and closing down their
plants in Canada. This foreign
control has decreased tax
revenues, employment stability
and economic growth.
Secondly a tremendous amount
of capital is pumped out of Canada
every year both in profit and the
legal games parent companies and
subsidiaries play with each other.
Apart from the approximately $1.5
billion of Canadian profits which
crossed the border last year intercompany trading, in which
Canadian products are often undervalued for tax purposes,
typically comprise 50 per cent of
all our exports.
Compounding these immense
losses of Canadian capital, additional losses result from such
inter-company tricks as inflated
service contracts and
management fees, dividend
repatriation and patent and
royalty payments.
Thirdly, most U.S. corporations
here are primarily involved in the
simple manufacture and
marketing of products.
Research, the training of
managerial skills and large scale
development of supporting services and industries are directed to
the United States. (Canada, for
instance, has the lowest rate of
patents in the Western world.)
Thus, American resource-
extraction and primary
manufacturing companies send
their materials to the United States
for final processing and refining.
This has had the disastrous effects of rapidly depleting our
natural resources, underselling
their value and retarding the
growth of Canada's own high-wage
secondary manufacturing industry.
Our economic environment is one
where wages, instead of being tied
to the capitalist laws of supply and
demand, are tied to the industrial
concentration of particular sectors
and the plans of American corporate interests.
Individuals with skills and a
willingness to work are forced into
low paying jobs or are thrown out a
job when their specialty becomes
mechanized or when particular
decisions are made in the U.S.
The result is that Canada not
only has one of the slowest rates of
economic growth but has consistently had the highest rate of
unemployment among modern
industrial nations.
The yearly 6-7 per cent unemployment figures, are sizeable
underestimations of the real level
of unemployment in this country.
Approximately one per cent of
the unemployed are hidden in
various manpower training
programs, another one per cent
are on the Local Initiatives Project:
Unemployment figures are
created by phoning 35,000 homes
and asking the residents if they
have worked during the last week.
Those who have only part-time
jobs are counted as employed and
those who do not have the money to
afford a permanent dwelling or a
phone are completely ignored.
Youth is the hardest hit —
government figures show that
about 12 per cent of those under 24
are unemployed.
Yet the committee of youth
suggests that even these figures
underestimate the true level by
about 11 per cent, and in fact well
over 20 per cent of all youth are
Recent studies of unemployment
show that the number of hard core
unemployed is increasing.
Approximately   one   in   five
unemployed Canadians has been
looking for a job for over seven
months and over one-third of all
unemployed have been job hunting
for over four months.
We live in a society where
enormous wealth co-exists with
extreme deprivation and shattered
A small group of people, mostly
Americans, who travel on expensive vacations, live in luxurious
homes and use corporate expense
accounts benefit directly from
those who slave for low-wage or
are forcibly unemployed.
Although it is not difficult to
agree that our economic system
causes tremendous inequality and
impoverishment, it is commonly
imagined that the state's activity
in the economy and Our daily lives
has served to diminish the gross
injustices of Canadian life. Conservatives who view state interferences with distaste are likely
closer to an accurate appraisal of
the consequences of intervention.
For the state in capitalist
economies maintains the structural conditions which are
responsible for these inequalities
in the first place.
Suffice it to just note here that
the massive increases of public
expenditures on the infrastructure
— highways, airports, universities,
etc., are designed to provide a
stable and plrofitable environment
for corporate investment.
We shall concern outselves,
however, with the more direct
ways in which the state perpetuates and re-inforces the
essential features of an exploitive
economic system — through
corporation subsidies, regressive
tax structures, inflation policies
and the welfare system.
Part three in what is turning
out to be a four-part series will be
continued in  Tuesday's  Ubyssey.
The Department of Finance, General Services Administration
Bldg., wishes to remind students that the first instalment is due
on or before
Friday, September 21, 1973
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