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Array Bucks for buildings seen
By JAKE van der KAMP
A confidential senate report
recommends UBC spend $35
million on new buildings before
1980.
But the report rejects the call for
a new university bookstore made
by a student faculty committee last
September.
A report of the senate academic
building needs committee which
will be discussed at a Wednesday
senate meeting says UBC will need
about 600,000 additional square feet
of buildings space within six years.
This would include new buildings
and renovations and additions of
wings to existing structures.
Most UBC construction is
financed by the provincial
government with this year's $12
million capital expenditures
coming $8 million from Victoria
and $4 million from students and
corporations.
The report says the most crucial
areas are education which needs
60,000 square feet of classroom and
office space; home economics,
12,000; psychology, 22,000; five
agriculture faculty departments,
49,000; chemistry and physics,
56,000; forestry, 22,000; mineral
engineering, 5,000; music, theatre,
fine arts and creative writing — to
be combined in one structure —
32,000.
This space allotment does not
include corridors, janitors' rooms
and washrooms.
Committee chairman James
Kenney, refused to comment on the
report Thursday and said it is not
yet supposed to be made public.
"Till the report has been
presented at senate it's a confidential document and I have
nothing to say about it," he said.
The report also contains
discussion of several proposed
buildings which the committee
believes will be unnecessary including a new bookstore.
It says the current bookstore is
an ideal location and with some
improvements and renovations
could, be made adequate for the
University's needs except during
the annual textbook rush in September.
Bookstore manager Bob Smith
said the bookstore had not been
given enough consideration by the
committee.
"They rejected us carte blanche,'' he said. "The bookstore
committee had only a 15 minute
interview with the committee and I
wonder if they could have given it
any consideration.
Smith said the building needs
committee mentioned the
bookstore needed renovations in its
report but had made no recom
mendations to allocate money for
these renovations.
He said the bookstore can continue in its present location but the
quality of service will be impaired.
Also rejected was a request for a
staff club for employed staff. The
report suggested the administration investigate how much
support there will be for a staff
club financed largely through
membership fees.
Some of the requests made for
more library space were given
high priority. A extension of the
curriculum library in education is
included in the recommendations
for education and a new processing
library has already been approved
by the board of governors March 5.
However, a request for a science
library was rejected.
The report also deals with the
quality of space and with campus
planning.
It says the replacement cost of
older campus buildings would be
about $200 million and these
buildings cannot be kept in good
condition using only the current
holdback of $600,000 from capital
funds annually.
"The cumulative effect of years
of inadequate funding in this area
is well known to students, faculty
and administrators," the report
says. "The university is constantly
trying to keep one jump ahead of
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WE UBYSSEY
Vol. LV, No. 60
VANCOUVER, B.C., FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1974
48       228-2301
-marise savaria photo
ANOTHER PATCH OF GREEN bites the dust as UBC senate mulls
over a senate academic building needs committee report that says
600,000 square feet of new buildings will be needed to accommodate
32,000 students by 1980. Pictured above is south end of education
building, which could have new wing built over it. Is there an
endangered species list for lawns?
Free Straight tried at SFU
By DOUG RUSHTON
The Georgia Straight attempted
to expand free distribution of its
university edition to the Simon
Fraser University campus
Thursday with only limited success.
Meanwhile Straight owner Dan
McLeod said Thursday the paper's
UBC university edition has not
been very successful in generating
new revenue as the Straight approaches today's deadline for
payment of a $2,000 fine.
SFU student society  president
Mark Haynes said Thursday 250
Pair wrangles at beach
By RYON GUEDES
Now that the Vancouver park board has been
saddled with responsibility for the Point Grey Cliff
erosion project, board superintendent Stuart Lefeaux
has taken it upon himself to meet with Towers Beach
protesters.
A board attempt to refer the issue to the provincial
government was rebuffed by resources minister Bob
Williams this week.
Lefeaux went to the beach Thursday and met with
one of a group of protesters who claim the plan to
blanket the beach with sand and gravel will ruin it.
Lefeaux told The Ubyssey he argued "eyeball to
eyeball for 20 minutes" with the protester who did not
give Lefeaux his name but was standing sentry pn the
beach to ensure workmen did not resume worjqng oh
the project.
Lefeaux said he thought the protester was a
member of the Wreck (Towers) Beach preservation
committee.
"He said there would be other committee members
who would be interested in talking with me," Lefeaux
said. "I told him the board had done a great deal of
work on the project and researched it very carefully.
"I said I wanted to meet with the committee
members," he said. "My intent was to have another
meeting with them on a staff level, my level rather
than the park board's level, to try and resolve the
solution.
"I also told him the cost for the delay was coming
from the public purse," Lefeaux said. "And that the
committee holding us up might end up having to pay
for it."
Lefeaux told The Ubyssey Wednesday it is costing
the park board $700 a day to have the heavy duty
equipment idle on the beach and the park board will
have to pay the costs out of the $350,000 provincial
government grant allocated for the project.
Peter Chataway, Wreck Beach preservation
committee chairman, later identified the protester as
Fritz Grainey, a UBC graduate student. Chataway
said Grainey told him Lefeaux had started out
threatening him and the committee with jail, then
gradually calmed down and said he would like to talk
with the committee members.
Grainey was unavailable for comment.
Workmen on the beach who saw the conversation
between Lefeaux and Grainey said Lefeaux seemed
"really eager to get the show on the road, because it's
costing them (the board) $700 a day."
Chataway said the committee would probably meet
with the board today. Board vice-chairperson May
Brown told The Ubyssey Thursday, she doesn't know
whether the board will meet in the near future
because she had not been able to contact Lefeaux. But
she said any such meeting would be open to the
public.
"It seems to me if they got together, there would be
much more interchange of information," Brown said.
"Or if they had some specific thing to suggest, we'd
be willing to listen to them."
copies of the Straight were
distributed on the SFU campus.
McLeod said he took only 300 to
400 copies to SFU because he
thought there might be a confrontation which he wanted to
avoid. He said he will try again
next Thursday but wasn't sure how
many copies he would distribute.
Haynes said it is illegal to dump
any publication on campus.
"The (SFU) administration has
given us written permission to
regulate the distribution of
publications on campus," he said.
"The only way it can be done is by
personally handing them out."
The Straight has been dumping
13,000 free copies on the UBC
campus every Thursday since Feb.
14. Neither the UBC administration, senate or board of
governors nave expressed any
opposition to the practice.
The Straight has a paid circulation of about 9,000 in the Lower
Mainland area.
Denis Darrell, advertising
manager for SFU's campus
newspaper the Peak, said Thursday he has appealed to SFU's
student council to take any appropriate action that is necessary
to ensure the interests of the Peak.
"The Peak is in considerable
debt," he said. "Advertising
revenue represents one major way
that the Peak can get out of debt
and within a year or so greatly
reduce the costs to students of
subsidizing the student
newspaper."
Darrell said the Straight's plan
to distribute thousands of copies at
SFU could seriously harm the
Peak's finances.
"From an economic standpoint,
the Straight's plan would be
disastrous to the Peak," he said.
"The Peak, myself included, have
a responsibility to ensure that the
student newspaper does not cost
the students an exorbitant
amount."
Darrell said he did not want to
see the Straight fold.
"On the contrary I believe that
the Straight has played an important and often constructive role
in the community over the years,"
he said. "But I believe that the
Straight cannot be allowed to get
out of financial difficulty at the
expense of the student
newspaper."
The Straight was fined a total of
$3,500 earlier this year in an obscenity case. Some has been paid
off but the paper must pay $2,000
by today.
McLeod said Thursday he will
not be able to pay the fine. "We're
going to ask for an extension," he
said. "If we don't get jt, I guess
they'll try to close us down."
A provincial court justice of the
peace said Thursday he didn't
know if the Straight will be granted
the extension.
McLeod said his paper is
currently just breaking even.
"Rumors that we are going to
fold have caused our creditors to
become more aggressive and
people who owe us money more
evasive," he said.
McLeod said the Straight's
university edition has not been
very successful but has not lost
money either.
He also said he did not approach
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THE       UBYSSEY
Friday, March 15, 1974    %
Minorities must fight alone
By DAVID FULLER
To fight racism, national
minorities cannot rely on the police
and courts, several people said
Thursday — they must do their
own fighting.
In a panel discussion sponsored
by the Alma Mater Society
speakers and education committee, Clarence Dennis, a native
Indian, and Raj Paul, a Vancouver
East Indian, told of their people's
struggles against racism.
"Last summer in the Port St.
James B.C. sawmill, the
capitalists tried to divide the
native Indian and the East Indian
workers by promoting the idea that
native Indians were 'lazy' and East
Indian workers were 'good
workers'," said Paul.
This caused several fights
between the two groups of
workers. But the Indian Workers'
Movement talked to the workers
and formed a committee of native
Indian, East Indian, and Canadian
mill workers which solved the
problem.
There have been no fights since
last   summer.
"We try to unite East Indians
and Canadians to fight racism. A
few weeks ago, some racists tried
to smash up our office, but we
drove them away. They Smashed
the front window to escape. All the
while, a police car was parked in
front of the office, and the police
appeared immediately after the
racists left. But the police wouldn't
charge the thugs.
"So we don't rely on the police to
fight racism — we advocate self-
defence against racist attacks,"
said Paul.
Dennis told of the native Indians'
attempts to deal with the Canadian
government, courts and police.
"The major cause of anti-Indian
propaganda is an appetite for
land," Dennis said. "On West
Vancouver Island, for example,
the park board decided they
wanted a park on Indian land so
that 'everyone can enjoy the land'.
Long Beach belongs to our people,
but the government sent in
negotiators to demand that we sell
it. Our negotiators, said, 'when you
are willing to give us back Stanley
Park, we will be ready to talk
about selling Long Beach.'
"The government is against
Indians in other ways, too. The
Social Credit government actually
gave written instructions, which
we found, that B.C. Railway was
not to hire Indians because they
are 'lazy, dirty, and don't show up
on time'.
"The courts are the arm of
parliament," he said. "They don't
give justice, they just keep the
status quo going. And if there is
any bigoted group in Canada, it is
the RCMP. There have been
murders by the RCMP like the
Fred Quilt one and they are always
trying to pick fights with our
people. Indians are starting to talk
about fighting with guns against
the North American power
structure."
George Hermanson of the
Lutheran campus centre said
racism results from people trying
to impose their own values on
others.
"The economic system produces
and maintains racism, but as well
as fighting that economic system,
we must face up to the fact that we
are all racists before we can
abolish racism." he said.
Grad class giving
cash to engineering
The engineer's mass urban
transit vehicle study, UBC's day
care centre, the anthropology
museum and a law environment
office will receive money from the
graduating class.
The grad class council announced Thursday the results of
the Feb. 28 grad gift allocation
vote.
The announcement was delayed
because the council had to contact
one of the groups awarded money
to receive confirmation that the
gift would be accepted.
The engineers are designing an
improved bus and the $4,500 gift
from the grad class would
hopefully cover the cost of constructing a prototype.
The day care centre is hoping to
expand facilities with its allocation
of $5,000.
The $5,000 gift to the anthro
museum will partly pay for a
$30,000 carved cedar door planned
for the building, scheduled for
completion by April, 1975.
The choices were ranked in order
of the number of votes they
received in the preferential
balloting. Then, stating from the
top, each choice was awarded what
it asked for, up to $5,000.
For example, the law environment office, set up by a group
of law students to provide legal aid
for the environment, received only
$1,134 because that was all that
remained in the fund when the
group came up on the list.
The 1974 tree-planting ceremony
takes place noon Thursday between the Barn and the MacMillan
building on the main mall.
Peter Hlookoff, a Doukhobour,
said racism is a question of class
prejudice against a working class
upbringing.
"Employers then pick on these
points such as habits of speech and
so on to discriminate in employment," Hlookoff said.
Intent good
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the fire marshal and the health and
safety authorities by statements of
good intentions and major improvements when occupants
change.
"Major buildings such as the
engineering building no longer
meet fire standards and may need
extensive modifications before a
new occupant can take over space
about to be vacated by Civil
Engineering," it says.
The committee is also concerned
about a "polarization" of campus
caused by several faculties and
departments moving from their
current location on West Mall to
other sites.
"The region has become a
decaying central core, complete
with plans for a flight to the
suburbs. Its effect on the unity of
the University could be shattering," the report says.
It says the claimants for the
vacated space are few and less
than 20,000 square feet of space out
of a total of 58,500 would be
regarded as acceptable for permanent quarters by othe departments.
The report mentions dispersal of
departments over several
buildings is common and is causing
complaints. But it says continued
dispersal is often caused by the
reluctance of departments to trade
space for fear of coming out on the
losing end of the deal.
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THE       UBYSSEY
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'Lytle you're hired''Oh yeah?'
BySUEVOHANKA
Clive Lytle answered his phone
Thursday to find he'd been appointed to UBC's board of
governors.
But it wasn't the provincial
government who appointed him
calling — it was The Ubyssey.
After chuckling for a few
minutes Lytle, the B.C. Federation
of Labor's assistant secretary, said
he's looking forward to his new
position.
However, like the new government appointees to senate, Lytle
said he hasn't given much thought
yet to specific changes he'd like to
see made in the university.
"You're telling me news," Lytle
said. "I knew my name was being
considered for the board or senate,
but I wasn't sure which if either
group I'd be appointed to. I'm
looking forward to it," he said.
Lytle replaces provincial court
judge Les Bewley whose board
term expired seven months ago.
Lytle said he has urged that
labor be represented at various
institutions for years. "I'm pleased
that the government has taken
steps in that direction," he said.
"I have some fairly pronounced
—marise savaria photo
PENSIVE STUDENT PONDERS first sign of spring Thursday as buds begin to grow from his leg, a
phenomena occuring about this time every year. The big question now is whether buds will yield apples,
pears or rosy red cherries as they did last year. "Old Stoneface" as he's known to his friends, sits daily in
front of UBC building waiting for sun to set so he can walk without being called a mutant of a strange limbed
person.
Boisterous gear greeting gives
guest speaker urge to travel
views about UBC," said Lytle.
"Perhaps they'll change when I'm
on the inside."
He said he has several particular
concerns as a labor representative.
Lytle said he wants to ensure that
both academic and non-academic
staff have input into decisionmaking.
Lytle also wants to see women
become more involved in campus
issues. He said women are under-
represented on faculty and are not
involved enough in university
governance.
"The women's movement is too
major a thing to not be involved in
decision-making," he said.
Lytle said he has no fixed
position regarding restructuring of
the board and senate. "I have
inclinations, but prefer to look
inside first," he said.
However, Lytle said the
Federation was critical of the
Bremer report because it didn't
make proper provision for community and non-academic staff
representation.
"I'd like to see these and other
groups play a real role in contributing to the university," he
said.
Lytle said he was vague about
the changes he'd like to see instituted because he wants to have
more time and information before
making specific suggestions.
"I don't have the faintest idea if
there's anyone on the board who's
the least bit progressive — I'll have
to go inside and find out," he said.
"If there isn't anyone, then it's up
to me to be progressive."
Chuck Connaghan, of the Construction Labor Relations
Association, was reappointed to
senate.
When asked Thursday why he
thought he had been reappointed,
Connaghan said: "I have no idea.
I'm delighted that I've been
reappointed."
Connaghan refused to take any
position about possible restructuring of the senate and board. He
said many people have worked
hard at working out a position and
the senate is currently preparing a
report about the reshaping.
"Anything said at this point in
time would be premature," he
said. "The report will reflect the
attitude of the senate as a whole. It
would be inappropriate for me to
comment on restructuring before
the report comes out."
Connaghan said he was satisfied
with the degree of interaction
between the university and the
community.
"A lot of people think that just
because the university is out at the
tip of Point Grey it's not involved in
By RYON GUEDES
A guest speaker at graduating
engineering students' Iron Ring
banquet stormed out of the Mandarin restaurant Wednesday night.
English professor Roy Daniells
walked out on several hundred
engineers when a brief 10-minute
speech he had prepared met a
boisterous reception.
"It was my fault," Daniells told
The Ubyssey Thursday. "I simply
misjudged the audience and the
occasion."
An engineering source said
Daniells had prefaced his speech
with "a poem that was supposed to
be humorous, and was quite
smutty for a guy from arts.
"From the point of view of the
audience, he (Daniells) obviously
expected a loud and energetic
response," the anonymous
engineer told the Ubyssey.
"But he got angry, asked us if he
should go on with the speech, then
tore it up and left.
"Even then, some of us thought
he was just following through with
the joke to the end."
"The fault was basically mine,"
Daniells said. "With them it was an
end of term celebration and they
were not too interested in listening
to ideas."
Daniells said although he was
warned about the engineering
audience, he had prepared a short
10-minute talk urging them to get
involved politically.
"The whole occasion from
beginning to end was one of
jubilation," Daniells said. "And in
the context of two hours of
jubilation, it was like trying to
preach a sermon on a bathing
beach."
Daniells said it was just a case of
a misfit of a little speech to a little
occasion.
"I saw it was unsuitable and too
long so I tore my speech up,",
Daniells said. "I thought the best
thing would be to make a dramatic
exit, put on my coat and leave."
Daniells said he holds no hostility
whatsoever to the engineers for the
incident.
The  anonymous  engineering
source told The Ubyssey someone
ran after Daniells when he left, to
persuade him to return to the
banquet. "But he kept right on
going," the engineer said.
the community," he said. "I think
the university has done a pretty
good job of reaching out into the
community."
Connaghan said that the t e r m
community involvement is used in
a vague and indefinite way. "The
role of the university is to serve the
public and meet the demands of the
public," he said.
He said UBC is serving the public
through its night school and continuing education programs.
"But that's the past," said
Connaghan. "We've got to look into
the future — if there are demands
the university will have to meet
those demands. There may be
additional areas that we need to
become involved with."
R. J. Carter and Lydia Sales
were also appointed to senate as
community representatives.
Carter, principal of Sentinel high
school in West Vancouver, said he
has no preconceived notions about
the university. He said he sees his
role on senate as that of presenting
secondary education's viewpoints.
Asked about the possible
reshaping of the university power
structure, Carter said: "I don't
have a point of view yet. I don't
have a notion about restructuring
at all."
He said he hopes he will be able
to bring some opinions to future
discussions.
Carter said he likes the idea of
the university becoming more
involved in the community.
"I think the accessibility of
university is a move that's great as
long as the goals of university are
not subverted," he said. "It must
be along with those goals, not in
opposition to them."
Sales, United Nations
association executive director, had
little to say about her appointment
to senate.
"I really don't think I want to
comment," she "said. "I really
don't think I want to comment,"
she said. "I really haven't involved
myself in the university. It's very
easy to criticize from the outside
without understanding what makes
it tick."
Sales said she wants to learn
more about what's right and wrong
"with senate right now.
"I'll be a very green senator for
a while," she said.
Invite given
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any   advertisers  concerning   his
plan  to  distribute  on   the SFU
campus.
SFU's student council has asked
McLeod at least four times to
appear before council to discuss
Straight distribution, Haynes said.
McLeod said he has received an
invitation to next Tuesday's
council meeting but is not sure if he
will appear. "I don't trust the Peak
or the student society," he said.
"We feel it should be the students
who decide."
A spokesman for the Peak said
Thursday the paper is not going to
have anything to do with the issue.
"We had a staff meeting today and
decided to ignore the whole issue,"
he said.
Be quiet — er else
Residence director Les Rohringer has given Totem
Park residents until Thursday to come up with
proposals on quiet hours — or else.
Rohringer told a general meeting Tuesday of
students in Totem Park that he would like quiet hours
24 hours a day, seven days a week to be enforced by
house advisors and resident fellows.
But he also said he wanted students to come up with
alternative proposals and gave the residence
executive until Thursday.
He said he "wanted darn good reasons" for not
carrying out his proposal.
A survey of Totem park residents show that 4.5 per
cent of the 886 sludents who answered a student
questionnaire did not want the administration to set
study hours.
The survey also shows only 3.9 per cent wanted
quiet hours all the time as Rohringer proposed.
Most students said they wanted, some restrictions
on noise and the vast majority said they wanted floors
to determine the hours. -'
The Ubyssey incorrectly reported in its Thursday
issue that residents, except those in Gage towers,
currently pay $1.35 a day for food. In fact, they pay
$1.75 a day.
They have planned a 22-per-cent increase, not 42
cents and students in Totem Park and Place Vanier
would pay five cents a day extra or $2.02 a day, not
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THE       UBYSSEY
Friday, March 15, 1974
Residunces
Congratulations to the people in residences who voted
to raise their own rent $10 next year.
The pretense was that this 'might', in the words of
food services head Ruth Blair, mean food will be better next
year.
Anyone who's eaten residence swill for even an hour
can see how people might go to any lengths to have better
food.
Unfortunately, by opting for the $10 increase
residence students went along with a $90 hike housing
director Leslie Rohringer had planned anyway.
Rohringer has always argued that his annual 10 per
cent rent hikes are necessary merely to keep quality of
residence life at its current level.
The residence vote proves a lot of students have
swallowed his story.
A student dominated residence policy committe also
voted to go along with Rohringer's demands which shows
he's pretty good at convincing people.
Apparently none of the six students on the committee
bothered to try and examine the entire structure or
residence financing including the key question: should
residences be subsidized?
All this means it will cost almost $1,000 to live in UBC
residences next year.
'Never have so few shown so little to so many.'
—anonymous wag
Letters
Mining
The proposed mineral act is of
interest to many UBC students as it
will result in a dramatic decrease
in the number of summer and
permanent jobs available for
geology students in this, the largest
geological sciences department in
the free world.
The proposed legislation is bad,
not only because of the depressive
effect it will have on mining activity, but also because it will rob
the people of this province of their
resources.
Examination of what effect the
simple royalty will have can be
easily guessed.
The government will take 2.5 per
cent or 5 per cent off the top
which means that the amount of
copper in the ground will have to go
up, thus ensuring that some rock
will not be mined.
This feature, characteristic of
open pit mines, is a consequence of
an ore body whose contacts
gradually grade into surrounding
countryside. Material that is left in
the ground today will be of doubtful
value tomorrow. The average
remaining metal grade will likely
be too low, removal of overlying
unmineralized bedrock and overburden too great and other costs
too high to make a new venture
viable.
Thus, the effect of the act, rather
than robbing the mining companies, will rob the people.
Geological expertise residing in
B.C. is probably unequalled in
skills in the world. We mine lower
grade ore than anywhere else,
much to the surprise of foreign
geologists. In fact, we export a
substantial number of
professionals who help run the
mining industry in the United
States and elsewhere.
It took 20 years to build this force
and likely would take years to
replace these men should they be
forced to leave because of lack of
work. This prospect is not as
remote as many may think.
Already, companies are diverting
funds (and jobs) to the Yukon and
Alaska.
The super royalty has a very
'■ detrimental effect on exploration.
For example, this 'year was supposed to be the year of the gold
rush in B.C. Examine what the
super royalty, if applied to gold,
would have on exploration
prospects. Prior to 1972, when gold
was around $70-an-ounce (includes
a federal government subsidy), no
one even looked for the metal. Last
year, at $120 an ounce, mining
companies still weren't interested.
Now, with prospects of $200 an
ounce gold, they are interested.
Apply the super royalty, we're
back in 1972 and back into the
uninterested category. That means
jobs have been eliminated.
What were the effects of the last
piece of mining legislation. Instead
of yielding $25 million for the
government, it reduced the
number of claims staked by more
than 50 per cent, thereby
eliminating more jobs (the amount
of time spent on a unit area of
property remains the same) and
potential for discovering new
mines was likewise diminished.
At the same time, it has practically eliminated the loner, the old
time prospector who has not got
the resources of the major mining
companies to hold properties.
Uncertainty is now the name of
the mining game in B.C., delaying
necessary decisions while we wait
for the next juicy tidbit to come out
of Victoria.
New mines cost in the order of
$100 million dollars each to bring
into production, and no one expects
a company official to commit
himself to that extent before he
knows what the ground rules will
be. Would you spend $5 million
dollars on a prospect, only to find
the area has been designated a
provincial park?
I have some suggestions about
how to make money at mining that
the government should note.
First, where is all the money
involved  in  the cash  flow  of a
mine? Initially, new mines must
borrow a substantial amount from
banks and other lending establishments. Taking higher grade ore at
the beginning of the operation,
considered by some as an example
of money grabbing company
policy, is a consequence of trying
to repay this debt before the interest charges mount up.
Government could get into this
money lending field and share in
the interest collecting bonanza.
Once this debt is paid, earnings
after expenses go to shareholders.
If the company is making the sort
of money the government contemplates, why not buy stock and
share? If enough stock is acquired
through the market place, the
government might even control the
operation.
If the suggestion that the
government is trying to depress
the stock value of mining companies so that it can get in cheap,
then, in the interests of fair play, I
must deplore such action.
Premier Dave Barrett had no
qualms about more than doubling
his salary and that of his
associates. No indication about the
form of compensation, other than
unemployment insurance, is in
store for those citizens caught
between the two giants. If he thinks
a monopoly government mining
company is necessary to control
the industry, then taxpayers will
be forced to pay the shot of supporting a predictable white
elephant, for without competition,
THEUBYSSCY
MARCH 15,1974
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
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Little Gary Coull would have been eight years old.
All his little friends, like Doug Rushton, Rick Lymer, Alan Doree,
Pemme Muir, Greg Crompton, David Fuller and Craig Williams were
gathered for the party.
His mommy, Lesley Krueger had spent all day in the kitchen baking a
cake and by 4 p.m. Thursday when the party was to begin the tables were
all neatly laid out with hot dogs and lemonade and ice cream at each of the
places.
His daddy, Michael Sasges, had gotten time off from work to bring
home the bicycle he and Gary's mommy had spent all'Wednesday night
assembling and wrapping it.
Gary's grandmother. Sue Vohanka and his Grandad Ryon Guedes, his
twin sisters Boyd McConnell and Ralph Maurer and his deformed cousin
from Holland, Jake van der Kamp, had alos gathered for the big day.
All was in readiness.
Unfortunately at 3:59 a semi-trailer truck swerved to miss a rodent
crossing the road and creamed Gary all over Cambie street.
The driver of the truck was Vaughn Palmer. J
even the most competent of personnel cannot do an adequate job.
An expression supporting this
conclusion is in existence today.
"A property will undoubtedly
become a mine once enough major
companies have assessed and
dropped it." This result is not due
to poor quality personnel, but to
lack of experience, concepts or
foresight.
In the interests of this province,
mine life should be extended to the
maximum possible by reducing,
not increasing taxes.
Exploration, subject to environmental constraints, should be
encouraged for all, not just the
rich.
Taxes on exploration should be
at a level which ensures that work
is done on properties, providing
employment. This, incidentally,
necessitates returning assessment
fees to the previous level.
Finally, decisions by government should be made in conjunction and consultation with
industry, not in spite of industry.
The mining community, providing
income for many individuals,
including those who don't even
realize their connection, cannot be
sacrificed for the sake of party
dogma in the face of reason.
Stan Hoffman
grad studies 9
Streak 47
I wish to express a word of
caution to those persons who have
not yet indulged in the practice
known as streaking. No doubt,
some of your friends have experimented with running about
naked and have encouraged you to
do the same. Their accounts of the
pleasing sensation of a lapping
breeze may seem harmless
enough, but therein lies their innocence.
Besides the immediate effects of
exposure to the elements and
ridicule, violent disturbances have
been reported in some quarters
where the practice flourishes. A
more ominous prediction,
however, comes from experts who
have studied the followers of this
licentious cult: Streaking can lead
to harsher forms of decadence!
A streaker will, in a libidinous
search for self-assertion, usually
graduate to stationary "butt-
thrusting" and worst of all, peeing
in public. The list of lost souls and
ruined lives is endless.
So devastating is the effect of
streaking that recently a man
arrested in Trail for possession of
obscene literature, confessed that
he   had  begun   his   descent   into
depravity by streaking with his
friends one night at his apartment.
Yet law enforcement officials
have been slow to. react to this
corruptive influence. It has even
been rumored that some police
officers streak while off duty.
While public guardians stand idly
by as morality and good taste are
suspended, our future hangs in the
balance.
Barry Grannary
law 2
Kolodny
For those of you who asked,
"Who is Annette Kolodny after
reading Tuesday's Ubyssey, allow
me to educate you.
Annette is a highly intelligent,
motivated, capable and articulate
professor who happens to be
leaving this campus (because, she
says, there doesn't seem to be an
opportunity for her to use her
abilities).
She has earned such respect and
admiration by being one of those
rarities — an authentic teacher
sincerely concerned with her
students, who works to stimulate
them to think. Ask anyone enrolled
in women's studies, if you don't
believe me.
She is demanding and she expects each of us to use our
capabilities to think and to contribute.
She is moving on to greener
fields. That's wonderful for her.
What about us?
I'm paying good money for my
classes like every other student out
here. Funny how the administration always seems to
forget that and involves itself not in
providing us with good education
but in petty, childish squabbles and
intrigue.
A seminar with someone like
Annette is what university is all
about, the English faculty to the
contrary. With her resignation the
small group of good UBC
professors diminishes that much
more. Cheer up Annette: all institutions of higher learning can't
be this unperceptive can they?
Jacquelyn Wilson
english 3
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No. 86 will be on campus to
interview Faculty of Education
students interested in teaching
vacancies in 1974-75 at tile Office
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Annex, Bldg. "F" on Thursday
March 21 and Friday Mar. 22.
Persons interested in an interview
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The new play centre will be four years old
this May. During those four years, it has
mounted three productions, held eight public
play readings and seen at least 50 scripts pass
into the hands of professional evaluatorism.
Considering the marginal existence of
original Canadian drama in Vancouver these
are no mean achievements. However, is it
enough? The brochure published by the new
play centre (npc explains itself as being
"founded to encourage and develop dramatic
writing in British Columbia.") Are these aims
being met? If not, why not? What could and
should be done to achieve such end?
The npc was founded in May 1970 by UBC
professor of creative writing Doug Bankson
and Peter Hay now the publisher of Talon
books. The original idea was theirs, and
Bankson's office in Brock Hall was the npc's
mailing address for scripts. UBC librarian
Sheila Neville was asked to join npc as script
correlator. Since 1967 Neville had been
collecting every B.C. script (scripts written
by playwrights residing in the province which
was produceable or said to be produceable.)
Scripts which she collected as director of the
UBC play library could be channeled into the
npc. Aided by some funds donated by friends
and patrons of the arts, the npc was under
way.
Advisors decide
Bankson is now president of the npc, and
Neville is vice-president. Hay has resigned.
The direction and functions of the npc are
decided by a board of advisors. Members of
the board of advisors are invited on by
Bankson, Neville and the existing board at the
time. Members are:  Doug Bankson, UBC Th
professor;   Sheila   Neville   UBC   librarian; Ko
Robert  Harlow,   UBC   creative   writing Co
professor;   Philip  Keatley,   head   of   CBC tio
television drama for Vancouver; Don Ec- mc
cleston, CBC producer and director;  Alan
Wallis, head of Playhouse theatre production;
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production; Jon Bankson, free lance director; pe
Sharon Pollock,  playwright;   Elizabeth m;
Gourlay,    playwright;    Edwin    Turner, ra
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Marjorie Morris, playwright; Don Mowatt, ini
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Christopher Newton, Playhouse theatre thi
artistic director; Jane Heyman, instructor at gi'
UBC theatre department; Jace Van der Veen, au
director. thi
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depend on playwrighting for their livelihood. be
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people. Readers all have some experience in le_
theatre. Their criticism reflects the failings tb;
or merits of the script in regards to production , how it would work or not work on a stage. Ne
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as does the BC Cultural Fund, and $3,000 on
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Serpico: directed by Sidney Jmumet, starring
Al Pacino, at the Downtown Theatre.
The Last Detail:  directed by Hal Ashley,
starring Jack Nicholson and Randy McQuaid,
at the Vogue.
Al Pacino, in Sydney Lumet's film Serpico,
plays a New York cop who joins
the force out of idealism and a vague desire
for knowledge ("Nobody knew what was
going on, and then the crowd parted and in
came two guys in blue uniforms, and it
suddenly hit me — they knew".) Jack
Nicholson, as "Bad-Ass" Buddusky in Hal
Ashby's The Last Detail, is a career Navy
signalman, who is ordered to play policeman
and escort a convicted thief to the Navy
prison in Portsmouth. He has no ideals, save
perhaps a kind of perverted belief in the
power of positive thinking; if you're mean
enough, people will do what you want them to
do.
Two very different characters, in two very
different films. Yet both of these movies deal
with aspects of modern justice, a figure
presented as no longer blind and with more
than one crooked finger on her scales.
Corruption is the outright enemy in Serpico;
in The Last Detail, it is only the motivating
force behind the action of the film. The ways
in which the two men deal with their
"responsibilities," under the law and to one
side of it, result in two very good films that
owe much of their success to the performances of Pacino and Nicholson.
Detective Frank Serpico is the closest thing
possible to a true "good-guy" role. Based on
fact, the film has Serpico, a young Italian-
American, trying to combine a liberated
personal lifestyle with an actively anti-crime
social position. Had he stuck to combatting
criminals who weren't policemen, he might
have succeeded; but in reaction to the
enormous amount of corruption within the
police department, he attempts to fight that
as well. To say the least, his partners are less
than pleased.
The film is artfully balanced between the
story of Serpico's increasingly liberated
personal life and imagination, and his rapidly
complicated position on the job. His effectiveness as a detective is out of proportion
with what is demanded or even wanted of
him. And his attempts to report the bribetaking of other officers are repeatedly thwarted.
Pacino develops the character gradually,
as it becomes increasingly difficult to keep
the two lives separate. His relationships with
women disintegrate due to the pressures from
work. His character as a detective becomes
understandably close to the maniacal, as it
becomes evident to him that he really is the
only honest cop.
The film is presented in a straightforward,
no-nonsense manner: director Lumet
manages, although occasionally with some
difficulty, to present an enormously complex
story in a relatively simple way. The only
possible fault in his conception of the film
occurs in the last few frames, which lean a
little two heavily on a kind of studied understatement that is out of line with what has
gone before.
Far from being a "good-guy", Signalman
Duddusky in The Last Detail is exactly what
his friends call him — a "bad-ass". He has
been forced, along with a black sailor named
Muhall (Otis Young), to escort an 18-year-old
seaman to naval prison, where the kid,
Meadows, will spend eight years at the mercy
of the Marines for attempting to steal $40
from a ship's charity box.
The charity, as it happens, is the favorite
charity of the wife of the naval commander;
thus the ridiculously extreme punishment.
Buddusky's plan is to get the kid to prison in
record time, then spend the rest of the allotted
week (and expense money) on an unscheduled but perfectly legal spree. But for
various reasons and almost despite themselves, the two career men end up taking the
whole time to initiate Meadows into the kind
of life that sailors on shore are supposed to
lead, boozing, whoring and generally raising
hell.
Buddusky, as Nicholson plays him, is
superficially cocky, bright and hilarious in
the raunchiest sort of way ("I knew a whore
in Seattle with a glass eye — she'd take it out
an' wink ya off fer a dollar".) But although he
insists that he is trying to teach Meadows how
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THE       UBYSSEY
Friday, March 15, 1974 play centre chalks up successes
ling role in local dramatic scene
•
ire assorted other grants, such as the
r Foundation and the Du Maurier
Grant (which is solely for produc-
rhis does not represent a large sum of
by any means.
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npc brochure states that the
;ation consists "of professional theatre
interested in the growth of original
il for the theatre, films, television and
Reviewing the list of npc board
rs, this interest is undeniable. The
ce of this statement is that scripts
:ed to the npc will be developed for
elds. "Certain scripts are chosen to be
rehearsed reading before an invited
:e consisting primarily of professional
, film, television and radio personnel."
j_?hure encourages the playwright to
that the npc chain of services will
his script (the "in" slot), and then
it some time later as a marketable
: to be picked up by a waiting, at-
market (the "out" slot). However, the
ted process, critique to reading to full
ion, is the exception, not the rule.
)ften, a script having commerical
il will emerge in the npc, briefly
and  then disappear without  ever
npc boundaries. An examination of
^n of services will show why.
one can ask for a critique," Sheila
says. "We used to charge the
ghts for having their scripts read
. we needed the money to pay the
. That has been discontinued." The
Iget can pay readers, without relying
wrights who generally cannot afford
25 for each script. The npc brochure
© longer
tour through the grimiest parts parts
lortheastern states is serving his own
lore than anything or anyone else,
isingly, "Bad-ass" has some success
adows does learn to enjoy a life that he
er sampled before and certainly won't,
gain for at least eight years. It is
«ng, incidentally, because Meadows
> Quaid) is such an embarrassing oaf
s unrelieved stupidity and mindless
nania make him a rather curious
ate for any kind of salvation.
rer occurs to Duddusky to allow the kid
pe,"but this is understandable; the kid
even think of it himself until just
tie enters the prison. All the characters
dm are little people, who cannot make
as like that about other people's lives
. destroying their own; that much
iky understands. What he doesn't
comprehend is the horror of his suc-
hat he has introduced Meadows to a
life style which he had never known,
want to know particularly and the
dge of which will make his im-
nent an even greater hell,
olson plays "Bad-ass" with incredible
y. Beneath the joking exterior, which
rind of Archie Bunkerish way of win-
'mpathy, lies the ignorant and violent
time creep. He has just enough in-
lce to ignore his intelligence, in order
within the rules.
story of Frank Serpico is practically a
tale; whatever his own personal
sionment, a commission was put
;r to investigate police corruption;
; some hope in the fact that he did try to
e the kind of life style that the age most
tly demands. But his conflicts could be
\>& black and white, whereas Ashby's
is a much smaller point of view that
3 on the shades of grey, the kind of
res and mentalities that force people to
; to the whims of their superiors.
»ite the fact that Serpico's is a true
one has the overriding sense that most
s' notions of justice fall in with Bad-ass
sky's — something not blind, but
• obeyed.
Gordon Montador
states "the playwright will have his script
read by two critics and will receive written
criticism from each which is aimed at
providing him a basis for revision." The two
critics are directors, or at least people who
have directorial experience.
"A playwright cannot evaluate a play,"
Neville says. "It's not the same thing as
having a director reading it. It's their concept
(the playwright's) and they do not want
another playwright to tell them how to do it."
This is debatable. A production point of
view is essential when a script is ready to
produced, but before the script is ready, it's
painting the walls before the plaster is dry. "I
believe that when I get to a certain point a
director will help on the production.
Revision
A director can provide a basis for revision,
but this basis is one step ahead of the
revisions needed to shape a script into
literary art.
"If neither director thinks it has possibility,
the script is mailed back to the playwright
with our comments and that's the end of it,"
Neville says. "If it is well received, the script
passes on to the next phase. If just one
director likes it, the npc will plan a reading
for it. For a public reading there are approximately three rehearsals, with the
playwright, director and actors taking part.
Usually these are held the Wednesday,
Thursday and Sunday afternoon before the
Sunday night reading. Time is cramped. You
can't do many revisions, but small ones are
possible."
If the major work on a script occurs after
the reading, why are "professional
theatre . . . personnel" invited? Is this fair to
the playwright and his script? If the script is
incomplete at the time, what does the public
reading accomplish? And even if the script is
complete, what can the playwright learn from
having it read?
"The very fact of having their work exposed," DougBankson says. "The playwright
can hear awkwardness and infelicities in his
script. Furthermore, directors come to the
readings to pick up scripts, and this will result
in production." For the above reasons, the
director's evaluation may be premature if the
script is not finished. However, with a degree
of professional acumen, he may be able to
perceive its potential. But we return to the
original question. What does the playwright
learn from the reading? Mere exposure is
motivating, but is it instructive?
"A play is made to be performed," Pollock
says. "I don't think a reading can do a
playwright any good. Lines that worked in a
reading may not work at all on stage.
If helping" playwrights is to be taken seriously, every script which merits it should
produced on a stage. The conflict existing
between asking professionals to view a
possibly unfinished script is explained in this
light. Readings are primarily designed to
expose a script to the people who can take it
further.
Radio
"The npc will be able to give radio
production to certain scripts, the brochure
states. Npc productions (done in the Art
Gallery Playhouse third stage or Arts Club)
use the most competent professional theatre
people in Vancouver. Productions are not
lavish, but even something frugal as Collage 3
totalled more than $7,000. Clearly, the npc
budget can not finance many productions
unless it is radically increased.
Otherwise, the npc must turn to companies
devoted exclusively to production.
How valuable have they been? In the four
years of npc existence, not one script coming
through its organization has been staged in
Vancouver by any company, amateur or
professional, (which is non-npc).
The CBC has bought several scripts, but for
radio only.
Are most of the scripts so poor that they are
not fit to be seen anywhere else?
Are companies just not interested in npc
scripts? Is it not hypocritical of the npc to
suggest that these "outlets" will be used to
the playwright's advantage when, in fact,
they make efforts to keep the playwright
within the npc?
Yes to all three questions. I have seen all
npc productions, and except for a handful,
most of the scripts are depressingly poor.
Picture clear
The picture is becoming clearer. The npc is
willing to spend more than half its budget on
productions because if it doesn't, no one else
will. Readings are not successful in convincing theatre companies to produce scripts,
nor are the npc outlets of any use.
*      *      *
Full circle. The npc chain of services leads
back to itself. Scripts are developed by the
npc for the npc, and then are filed away.
However, it is not totally to blame. "Leaving
Home," "Creeps", "Battering Ram",
"Crabdance", to name a few Canadian plays,
appeared in Vancouver only because they
proved to be commercial successes
elsewhere. Bankson is not in a position to
change the situation.
The crucial question is what should the npc
be doing? If readings have not managed to
affect production attitudes in Vancouver, and
if they are of minimal instructive value, what
can be done?
Bankson says "Now the npc tries to find
new ways to help playwrights, but it's terribly
costly. But playwrights want productions. I
would be in favour of directing all of our funds
into work-shops." Neville agrees on this point
as well.
Marjorie Morris, another established and
experienced playwright, does not need to rely
upon a workshop to improve her
piaywrighting. Morris believes the npc has
room for both, but the workshop should
receive the greater emphasis. "What is
needed is more professional help not for
actors, but for playwrights. The npc should be
primarily concerned with and run by
playwrights. Writers must come first, and
producers second. The npc must develop a
proper repetoire of producable plays first.
Then it could do productions. Npc should have
a producing arm, for it would be a first step to
commercial groups," Morris says.
Peter Hay left the npc because "I believe
playwrights must be run by playwrights for
the benefit of playwrights and not by
directors, producers. Their intentions are
good, but as we see they have not done much
good. The money has mainly gone to the.
actors and directors, but not the playwrights.
The  money   now   is   being  wasted.
What to do?
What   should   the   ncp   be   doing   for
playwrights then? What changes could be
made in the npc?
—readers should be playwrights and not
directors
—the playwright perspective should be increased in the npc. Four playwrights out of
fifteen board members is not enough.
—readings should be discontinued, and steps
should be taken to establish under the npc
(or not) a full-time production unit devoted
exclusively to original Canadian plays.
Readings have minimal instructive value,
are unsuccessful publicity, and an expense.
A production unit would give greater exposure and learning experience to the
playwright.
—workshops along Hay's concepts should be
instituted. This would develop scripts, and
if the workshop is successful, the script
would be guaranteed production with the
newly created production arm.
It is impossible to teach a person how to
write a good play. Only how to avoid a bad
one. With this in mind, the npc or any
organization of this sort could accomplish
only so much. But if the above points are
implemented, the npc could provide an atmosphere which will foster the development
and growth of dramatic writing in British
Columbia.
Steve Morris
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THE       UBYSSEY
Page Friday. 3 You want 'sincere9,
you get 'disturbed9
Looking through the business and personal advertisements in the local papers, I came across many
ads for dating and escort services. Recently I went
and visited two of the establishments.
My first stop was at Compatible Dates located at
1027 West Broadway. Before going, I had listened to
their recorded message over the phone, which
promised "lonely" people an "attractive and interesting date".
I climbed up some creaky stairs and went into the
room with the sign, Compatible Dates, on it. It was a
very small room containing a couch and a desk with a
chair behind it — presumably meant for a secretary.
The phone rang while I walked in, and an automatic
answering machine clicked into life, transmitting a
message to the caller.
Then, an older looking man poked his head out of
another room off to the side of the secretary's desk.
He asked me what I wanted and, when I informed him
that I was a reporter for The Ubyssey, he became
very gruff, telling me that he didn't have any time to
talk and I should make an appointment for the
following week.
So I started asking him innocent questions and stoon
found myself inside his office discussing his outfit.
Basically, he said, his company is a "referral"
service, not an "escort" service. His company tries to
"match" compatible people by feeding their personalities, preferences, interests and so on into a
computer. He then lets people know who is compatible with whom, and it is their option to get in
contact with each other.
He said clients fill out a questionnaire comprised of
"more than 100 questions," although he did not show
me the booklet. Also, the gentleman did not elaborate
on where or whose computer he used. And I didn't see
one in the office.
Tasked him how his service helps people who were
"lonely". He said people who are new to the city,
widows and widowers, inhibited people use his service. Because the service "matches" people, the
patrons are spared the trouble of having to meet,
appraise, and evaluate dates. For instance, someone
out for a one night stand may be married, yet deceive
somebody they meet just for a quick hop in the sack.
The guy said his service only establishes contacts
between "sincere" people.
I asked him how he makes sure he doesn't match
someone with perverts or sexual deviants. He said he
screens all of the people by "finding out if they're
married", checking to see if they have a criminal
record and personally evaluating prospective clients.
I questioned his methods because an unconvicted
pervert would not have a record thus no one would
know. He agreed but maintained that he could judge
people's characters by talking to them.
I also told him that a married person only need tell
him that they weren't married and he would have to
take their word for it. He answered by talking about
the integrity of people.
The cost of using this "referral" service is $169 per
year.
The man said he has over 1,000 clients, mainly aged
25 to 55. In the older age bracket, women clients
predominate. He attributes this to the fact that older
women are more lonely than older men, explaining
the latter can always go to a bar with "the boys".
However, in the younger age groups, men are more
prevalent. Why? The man said: "Geez, all the
younger girls can pretty well get all the dates they
can handle."
It was at this point when the gentleman began to
digress and talk about the role of the women during
dates and the trouble involved in "scoring" in bars.
He said the woman sets the standard but is
measured by how she submits to the man.
"If the man can go to bed with her on the first date,
she might be regarded as cheap, while if she played
'hard to get', the man might think more of her," he
said, "But, then, she might lose him," he added.
His sophistry seemed an attempt to induce me into
buying some "screened referrals". "After all," he
said, "that cute looking woman in the bar could be a
hooker."
I asked for the man's name, but he refused to
divulge it for no stated reason. Then, when his personal phone rang he told me indirectly to leave.
My next stop was Sue's Dating and Escort Service,
located on the sixth floor of the Birks building. This
particular outfit differs from the Compatible Dates in
that a person can either "rent" an escort for the
evening, or buy into their dating service. The dating
service only supplies dates, it doesn't try to match up
people.
Sue, the woman who owns, operates, and administers the company, is a native of Istanbul,
Turkey. She looks to be in her late thirties and used to
be employed by an escort service in her native land.
Her office is just as small as the man's at Compatible Dates. There were assorted papers on the
desk and, more interesting, a photo album containing
pictures of "escorts".
Sue asked me to look through the album and I noted
that all the pictures had been taken four to five years
previously. There were pictures of women in their 20s
trying to pose erotically, yet not pornographically.
There were also pictures of three men exposing hairy
chests and sly grins.
It costs the customer $10 per hour with an escort
and $45 for a three-month membership plus $20 per
date for the dating service.
She said there are 170 women and 300 men enrolled
in her dating club.
I asked her what kind of people patronize her
business, but the only answer she could give was
"lonely ones". And, responding to the question of
screening patrons, she said they all have to come up
to her office so she can appraise them. How can you
tell, I asked her? "Oh, I can tell," she replied.
I was lucky enough to be in her office when a patron
happened to come in. He was a very affable person,
chain smoked and wore a cravat which made it look
like he was trying to appear younger than his grey,
balding hair and swarthy skin indicated.
I asked the gentleman about his dates. His answer
was startling considering that we were in Sue's
presence: "Oh Christ, they're all nuts — disturbed
you know."
I didn't feel like asking the man why he was using
the service, but I can infer that he was probably
lonely and wanted some younger female company.
Before I took my leave, the old fellow gave Sue $60
and asked her if he could get "that cute, blonde
thing" he had taken out a few months ago. Sue said:
"Oh yes, she likes you very much."
"Cut out that crap, Sue," he said sternly, "I want
someone who doesn't put on all that bullshit."
We left together after Sue assured him that the date
was "sincere". On the elevator ride down I asked the
fellow a question that is always raised by companies
that sell dates and rent escorts: "Do you get laid?" I
posed.
He looked at me in astonishment, then laughed and
replied: "Hell no, the closest I ever came to getting
laid was by a heroin addict who was sniffling all
night."
Perhaps the gentleman best reflects the dating
services and their clientele:
"They're all disturbed (the employees of the dating
service)", and, referring to what the patrons are
looking for: "I want someone who is sincere."
Boyd McConnell
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THE       UBYSSEY Murder misses
Dutch Uncle
by Simon Gray
directed b John Wood
at the Playhouse
Mr. Godboy is an innocuous meticulous 50-year-old mama's boy
intent on becoming a murderer. The attraction of the deed is not in the
taking of life, rather it is the anticipation of getting caught. It is the
strange situation of a criminal looking for a crime, a murderer looking
for a murder.
The reversed situation is the crux of Simon Gray's Dutch Uncle. Mr.
Godboy's (Bernard Hopkins) intention to murder his wife May (Maggie
Askey) and murder/seduce his neighbour Doris (B. J. Gordon) is
established in the first of this three act play. There is nothing wrong
with telegraphing the plot to the audience if it is done to achieve
dramatic effect, or perhaps if the succeeding acts surprise the complacent observers. There are no surprises in Gray's play, little drama
and much tedium.
The curtain rises on a seedy-looking English flat, circa 1950. Jack
Simon's set is imaginative and makes excellent use of the stage area. A
scrim, across the proscenium painted to simulate the building's brick
face, is jaggedly torn iij its centre, providing a camera-like, close focus
effect which centre_s our attention on the actors.
The actors focussed upon valiantly attempt to convince us that we
are in London, but with not much success. The accents seem forced.
When actors must devote much of their time to maintaining their
pronunciation, other aspects are sacrificed. They do not work well
together, the flow and rhythm which actors can generate on stage
between one another is sadly missing.
Gray's play occasionally attains high points of genuine humour. He
wields a wry, understated humour in his pen, and some exchanges
between May and Mr. Godboy are exciting and refreshing. When Gray
focuses on the relationship between two characters, the picture is sharp
and finely drawn. However, these brief scenes are few and far between,
and they are not enough to keep the script above water.
The fundamental plot is stretched for three acts, and after 2-1/2
hours, the joke wears very thin. The attempted murder of May is
enacted four times — a joke is funny twice at the most. Gray relies too
heavily on cliches and stock situations we have all heard and seen too
often already. The Hedderly incidents are overdone, overplayed and
totally unnecessary to the production. They are cheap laughs.
This is not meant to crucify Gray. There are elements in his script
which are arrestinh and have potential. However, Wood fails to bring
them out. The third act has possibilities for pathos, bitter irony and
empathy. Wood allows them to escape, treating the play in a most
superficial fashion. It is an injustice, and the script despite its failing,
deserves better.
Stephen Morris
Threepenny
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The Threepenny Opera
by Bertolt Brecht
English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein
music by Kurt Weill
directed by K. G. Strassmann
at the Freddy Wood.
John Gay's The Beggar's Opera was enjoying a revival when Brecht
stumbled across it. He and Weill joined talents for the adaptation of
Gay's opera, and when it opened in 1928 it was an instantaneous success.
Brecht's theatre was novel and refreshing, and Weill's score was one of
the first times jazz, was presented as a serious form of musical expression. It was a controversial production, which stirred debate in
political and social spectrums as well as the artistic.
The music, politics and drama contained in The Threepenny Opera
balance one another well and create an entertaining theatrical experience. However, the division of labor is not an equal one, with music
shouldering most of the responsibility for its success.
Stressman's production fails to deliver the opera with the flamboyance and verve it deserves, but it is an admirable production
nonetheless.
Richard Wilcox's set design is innovative and true to Brecht's theatre.
Countless lightbulbs (count them if you wish) decorate the stage,
providing a garish, decadent harsh atmosphere. When used together
they shed enough light to approximate daylight.
This is essential, because Brecht insisted that the audience never be
deceived into thinking that the play is reality. The brilliant light is a
constant reminder that what we see before us is illusion. It also
simulates the cabaret atmosphere, gaudy and chintzy, associated with
the era. The sets flown above are frugal and spartan.
Peachum's shop contains just the essentials necessary to identify it,
no more. Brecht opposed the detailed, realistic illusion-creating set.
The illusion shattering is a continuous process. Actors address the
audience directly, and songs are belted out to us. Characters present
themselves to the audience without introduction.
Brecht had no use for exposition either. Any gaps in the continuity are
filled in by a narrator, who casually informs us of the train of events.
The wedding scene is created before our eyes: as the "warehouse" is
transformed, so is the stage, without magic or subterfuge.
"What keeps a man alive? He lives on others," Brecht says.
MacHeath (Graeme Campbell) is a callous, cutthroat robe robber/murderer, the image of the pseudo-civilized white collar criminal.
Campbell handles the character well. Roma Hearn is a fine Jenny, the
prostitute who betrays MacHeath for the money. Franklin Johnson does
justice to Mr. Peachum, the insensitive tyrant capitalist.
The 35 characters or so in the play are an assorted lot and a well of
*rich, exciting theatre. The Threepenny Opera is meant to be played
extravagantly, wildly and with verve, vim and vigor. The audience
must be assaulted, visually and orally. Strassman's production carries
it off with style, but the punch, the kick is missing. The greatest
deficiency is apparent in the singing. The major characters all sing
respectably, but the gutsy gusto singing is lacking. Only Hearn stands
out from the others in this respect. We hear her singing and we feel her
singing. Consequently, when the singing is rather weak, the entire
production suffers. It never quite reaches the peaks it can attain.
Steve Morris
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THE       UBYSSEY
Page Friday, 5 •
Occult waves in
Canadian thriller
The Visitor
Directed by John Wright
Written by John Wright
Starring   Pia   Shandel   &   Eric
Peterson
Cinematography Doug McKay
Rembrandt Cinema
Yes Virginia there is a Canadian
film industry, and yes dear there
are some good Canadian films to
be seen, and, eh what's that —
where? Well hell now, lemme see
(awkward pause)? Doesn't this
chit sound familiar? It used to be
tightline rhetoric of the "naked^
came-the-maple-leaf" fanatics,
but not anymore.
Because there is now an embryo
Canadian cinema in existence, an
English Canadian one at that. And
one of the best examples of the
strength of the infant industry is
playing right now at the Rembrandt Cinema. It is UBC alumnus
John Wright's startling well made
first feature entitled The Visitor.
Riding the occult wave it is both
a ghost story and a lyrical love
story beautifully filmed in the
cinematic winter setting of
Heritage Park, Alberta, about a
young girl whose obsession with
the past pulls her into a strangely
new and terrifying existence.
Vancouver's own Pia Shandel
renders a near perfect portrayal of
Rebecca Sinclair, a displaced
Vonnegut type heroine, who finds
herself somehow locked into the
limberlost — into a past world
from which she cannot escape.
It is there (or is this all a
dream?) that she meets and falls
in love with an attractive young
man, "Michael" (Eric Peterson),
whom she knows cannot possibly
be alive. Hence the questions
arrive in gothic garb: Is she mad,
is she trapped in someone else's
drama, is this love affair only a
dream, or are her dreams a
haunting reality?
Tormented  to  the   brink   of
proverbial madness by the impossible but irresistible world that
seemingly surrounds her, 'Becca
in terror lunges blindly at her last
chance to solve her frightening
dilemma. To find out for herself
her place in, one world or another —
in essence a wrenching choice
between the twin mirrors of
illusion and reality, but which is
which?
Wright's The Visitor offers an
extraordinary slice of Canadiana
in an upper class Western home
back at the turn of the century. The
atmosphere is steeped in period
decor and fluidly photographed by
what appears to be excellent
cinematographer Doug McKay's
floating camera. The lovely
Heritage Park landscape lends
itself to his probing lens in a
lyrically uncanny, quite poetic
way. McKay captures Shandel's
dilemma of love and terror with a
deep focus effectiveness that
simplay cannot be described here.
Shandel and Eric Peterson's
enigmatic and stunning portrayals
of the lost time lovers can only be
described by that overlaundered
adjective: excellent!
In fact as Variety Magazine
insisted the entire all-Canadian
production could be described as
"uniformly first rate",  although
that may be hyperventilated
Madison Avenue it is close enough
to the truth. But the script itself
has to be propped up by the excelling acting performances, as it
sags in sections. Nevertheless John
Wright's first feature is a
beautifully crafted powerfully
emotive work of psychological
terror.
The fact that it is also a Canadian
film, a first rate Canadian film,
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all Advertising and distribution are
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the vast cultural invasion of
foreign films must still be seriously
considered if the swaddling
Canadian industry is ever to get
out of its diapers and onto its feet.
But in the wake of such all-star
Canadian homemade quality, such
as The Visitor it is pleasure to
report that our own films can at
last compete evenly with any
others in the world. And now all
they need people, is an audience.
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Games: 12:15.
3:05, 6:00, 8:50
Tell: 1:45,4:37
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Friday, March 15, 1974 Friday, March 15, 1974
THE       UBYSSEY
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Hot flashes
Jewish dance
* The Jewish community centre
is sponsoring a dance by the Or
Shadash folk dancers Sunday.
The dancers, mostly local
students, will give a children's
concert at 2 p.m. and an adult
performance at 8 p.m.
Tickets,    at    75    cents    for
students and $t.50 for adults, can
be bought by phoning 266-9111.
The centre  is located at 950
West Fourty-first.
Math win
A team of three UBC math
students have placed second in a
North American mathematical
competition.
Mark Latham, science 4, Bruce
Neilson, science 3 and John.
Spouge, science 3 each won $75
in the 34th annual William Lowell
Putnam Mathematical
competition, designed to test both
competence and originality.
The UBC mathematics
department will receive $400, to
be used to buy library books.
Gulag
'Tween classes
S lavonic studies professors
Michael Futrell and Jan Solecki
will discuss Alexander
Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago
noon Wednesday in Buchanan
104.
Solecki will deliver the opening
remarks of the discussion,
sponsored by the department.
topics expected to arise include
the proposed False Creek
development and the future of the
, University Endowment Lands.
Phillips is a declared proponent
of partial development of the
lands. He has told reporters he
would like to see limited
acreage used for housing and the
majority of the UEL retained as
parkland.
TODAY
GAY PEOPLE
General meeting, noon, SUB 105B.
STUDENT LIBERALS
David Anderson is speaking, noon,
SUB 211.
AAC
MacDonald     from     the     history
department discusses economies of
Vancouver and Seattle, 7:30 p.m.,
SUB 205.
YOUNG SOCIALISTS
Author   Claire   Cuhane   speaks   on
Canada's real role In the continuing
-war    in    Vietnam,   8   p.m.,    1208
♦        Granville.
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE
Meeting, noon. International House
lounge.
GERMAN CLUB
Hike cancelled.
SATURDAY
GAY PEOPLE
Dance, 8 p.m., Arts 1 blue room.
SUNDAY
YOUNG SOCIALISTS
Chris Bearchell speaks on wages and
profits,   7:30 p.m., 1208 Granville.
SAILING CLUB
Spring Series racing, registration, 9
a.m., Kitsilano yacht club.
GAY PEOPLE
Karate   practice,   1:30   p.m.,   SUB
partyroom.
BENEFIT CONCERT
Benefit concert by Gamble
Recorder Ensemble, New School,
3070 Commercial Drive.
MONDAY
EdSA
Jim      McFarlane     speaks,     noon,
education 100.
HAMSOC
General    meeting   and   election   of
officers, SUB 211.
PHILOSOPHY STUDENTS' UNION
General   meeting,  noon,   Buchanan
3259.
SUB FILM SOCIETY
PRESENTS1
FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI'S
Mayor Art ***** speaks
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Notice of Annual General Meeting
THEA KOERNER HOUSE
Graduate Student Centre
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday,
March 28, 1974 at 12:30 p.m. in the
Ballroom at the Centre.
1974
Commerce Graduates
Marketing; Industrial Administration; Finance; Transportation
and Utilities; Commerce and Economics and Law; Organizational
Behaviour and Industrial Relations; Urban Land Economics.
Careers in
Chartered Accountancy
Our firm has a limited number of openings for students interested
in qualifying as a chartered accountant.
It would be desirable if applicants have completed two or more
courses in accounting.
Telephone 683-7133 to arrange interviews.
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TUESDAY
KCC
General meeting, noon, SUB 205.
HISTORY STUDENTS' UNION
General  meeting,  noon,  Buchanan
2225.
CHARISMATIC CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Weekly    prayer,    noon,    Lutheran
campus centre, conference room.
GERMAN CLUB
Last      meeting     and      year-end
organization,    noon,    International
House.
Vancouver mayor Art Phillips
will talk on the future of the city
at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at the
Vancouver art gallery.
Following the talk, the floor
will be open to questions on city
projects.
Some of the more controversial
UBC physics head Rudolph
Haering will speak on physics and
archaeology and how they apply
to studies of Indian artifacts, 8/15
p.m. Saturday in instructional
resources centre 2.
Admission is free to the
lecture, the last of the Vancouver
Institute spring series.
THE CLASSIflEVS
«A?f$: Campus - 3 Sites, 1 day St-fcO; additional tines, 25fe
Commercial - 3 lines, 1 dsy $*M; additional lines 3Sg
additional days $1.25 & 30c.
-. Classified $d$ ere mt accepted by telephone and are payable in
advance. Deadline is ti:3Q a.m,, the day bafvre publication.
Publications Office Room 241 S. U.S., UBC, Van. 8, B.C.
5 — Coming Events
DR. MASILAMANI,
M.Th., M.A., Ph.D.
Internationally recognised
speaker and Christian leader
from India will be speaking at
the West Point Grey Baptist
Chuch, 4509 West llth Ave.
(Sasamat and llth) at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 21
"The Christian and Hindu
Concepts of Non-violence"
Friday, March 22
"The Impact of Chrirst of
India"
THE DIVINE Ms. Mortifee — in
Concert—noon today—SUB Aud.
$1.00.  Be  early.
ORAD CT.ASS '74 wined-up Saturday, March 23, 1974. Grad Student Centre, 8:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Semi-formal. $2.50/person. Tickets  available  at  AMS  office.
10 — For Sale — Commercial
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The number one
archival processing
de-hypo wash
solution
How In Stock
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Cameras!
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Village-made Kalimbas & Harps
from Uganda.
Flutes from Peru.
Also really fine weavings.
While they last, at
Central Africa Imports ltd.
2254 West 4th      Phone 738-7044
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
Electronic Calculators
SR-10        $104.95
SR-11        $129.95
325-4161 eves.
DECORATE with prints & posters
from The Grin Bin. 3209 W.
Broadway (Opp. Liquor Store &
Super-Valu).
11 — For Sale — Private
HONDA Elsinore MT-250 Enduro
2-cycle, new warranty. 600 miles.
Must sell. Bill Havens. 228-4632
or  732-0979.
15 —Found
20 — Housing
ACCOMMODATION in house for
male student, 22 yrs. and over,
Kitsilano district, $100/mo. plus
utilities.   Ph.   738-8557.
25 — Instruction
25 — Instruction (Continued)
POT at the Potter's Centre! Instruction at ali levels in wheel
work, glazing, etc. Register now
for the spring session. For
reservations and info. Phone G.
Alfred.   261-4764.
30 - Jobs
OCCASIONAL CASH. Good at
writing, graphics, photography,
research? Sporadic assignments
for those qualified. This year,
next. Get on the list. Phone 228-
3774  or  inquire  FWT  113.
EARN $700.00 to June 30th. Faculty family near UBC with 3
children in school requires help.
To take full charge April 20 to
June 20 during mother's absence.
Part-time duties at other times.
Live-in.   Non-smoker.   224-5816.
PAST-TIME WORK. One day, 2-3
hours. $2.50/hr. Apply Room 241
SUB.
70 — Services
STUDENT INCOME TAX SERVICE. J3.50 basic. Call 228-1183
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2158 Western
Parkway   (above  Mac's Milk).
35-Lost
SILVER WATCH, Hebb. Friday,
March 8, noon. Reward. Please
phone   273-4588.
40 — Messages
SKI WHISTLES. Rent condominium opposite lifts. Day/week..
732-0174.
TBAVELUNO   OVERSEAS   on   a
limited budget? 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 Wednesday, March 27th 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  738-3128.
OATS, BrS: Meet others like you,
same sex! SHERWOOD FOREST
has been going strong for five
months and has over 200 people
— all ages; lots of teens, twenties. YOU CHOSE YOURSELF.
All the info, you need to know
about the peonle. As discreet as
you wish. Just phone Maid
Marian or Robin Hood for more
Information. This is an ultra-
friendly helnful wav for you to
brighten those drab school davs
(or night"). Be brave and let the
good times roll. Phone now: 685-
9617.
50 — Rentals
60 - Rides
BIDE TO TORONTO. Leaving
March 17, 18 or 19. Need persons to share gas and driving.
Phone   733-7910,  Vinolt.
80 — Tutoring
Speakeasy SUB Anytimel
228-6792 - 12:30-2:30
TUTORIAL
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For Students and Tutors
Register Nowl 12:30-2:30
85 — Typing
PAST EPPICIENT TYPING. Near
41st  &  Marine  Drive.  266-5053.
TOU NAME IT, I type it. Rates
reasonable. Call Mrs. Heald,
685-7495,  West  End.
EPPICIENT Electric Typing. My
home. Essays, Thesis, etc. Neat
accurate work. Reasonable rates.
263-5317.
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Phone 228-3774 or inquire FWT
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Lindsay, 684-5425 days: 731-2891
eves.  Will  pay!
STUTTERERS NEEDED for speech
therapy research! Help others
like yourself! Takes 15 minutes.
228-8792.   Confidential.
TUTORS REQUIRED for Physics
11 324-0983 "Cal". and Math 12
224-0426 "Greg" or A. Mason
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65 — Scandals
Notice to
Ubyssey Advertisers
The Ubyssey will only be publishing two issues per week
(on Tuesdays and Fridays) for
the next two weeks, the last
two publishing weeks of the
term. Deadline for advertising
is, as always, 11:30 a.m. the
morning before publication.
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THE       UBYSSEY
Friday, March 15, 1974
SPOR TS
Skydivers ready
for throwaway
By ALAN DOREE
Why would someone throw
himself through the air for
thousands of feet at speeds over 150
m.p.h.?
'Uust for fun," said UBC
skydiver Pete McConnell, who
otherwise seemed like a perfectly
normal person.
The UBC skydiving club hosts a
novice competition Saturday and
Sunday at Chilliwack airport.
McConnell expects 50 jumpers
from B.C. and possibly Alberta to
compete.
The meet is open to chutists
making their first jump. Most will
be on static lines, which opens
chutes as jumpers leave the plane,
but free falls up to 10 seconds will
take place.
"Skydiving is perfectly safe, if
you follow the rules," said McConnell.
Accidents are relatively rare
And the sport's popularity is increasing rapidly all across North
America, he said.
"You're scared shitless when
you make your first jump but after
that it's a great feeling," said
McConnell.
When a jumper leaves the plane
there's  no chance of hitting  it,
Arts win proves
worth to science
The arts faculty hockey team have proved they are of more use than a
used firecracker.
March 7, at the Thunderbird winter sports centre the artsy-fartsy
faculty team edged science 4-3 before a crowd of seven people to take
the first division hockey title.
Bill Helgason opened the scoring for arts with a breakaway goal after
nine minutes of play. He then added two more in the period.
While defenceman Greg Crompton was off serving a two-minute high-
sticking penalty, science got on the scoreboard. Several minutes later
they scored again to pull within one of the arts squad.
The game was tied by science in the third period on a deflection.
However, with three minutes remaining, arts centre Russ Guest scored
the winner for the artsmen on a fine passing play.
For the winners it was the end of a frustrating year.' Earlier in the
season an arts undergraduate society spokesman said the faculty
"wasn't into sports very much." As if to prove this was the case the
team started off with no practise time, no uniform, and no coach,
although it was organized by Paul Cappon from sociology.
The first term saw the artsmen with a 1-4 record. However, after
January they posted a 3-2 record beating Dentistry, Law and
Engineering. Science and Place Vanier handed them their defeats.
"I can't believe it," defenceman Robert Haines said. He had pledged
three beers to each player in the event of a win.
Everyone on the team agreed the victory was a combined effort.
"Even our rookies played well," said goalie Drew Brider. He referred to
forwards Doug Allen and Ian MacKenzie brought up from the arts
second division team.
The arts squad advanced to the finals with the default of Place Vanier.
They hope to prove something to everybody, particularly the arts undergraduate society.
Sports flashes
Soccer
hotkey
With UBC tied for second and the
difference between the second and
seventh places only two points
added to the fact there are no
playoffs scheduled means the
soccer team's next game is mighty
important.
The Thunderbirds are playing
the Simon Fraser Clansman at
Empire Stadium Sunday at 12:30
noon.
When the two teams met at the
beginning of the season they tied
1-1.
Rugby
The Thunderettes field hockey
team won two games in Victoria
this weekend.
The varsity recorded a 2-1 win
over the Oak Bay Ladies and 2-0
over the Pirates in the exhibition
matches.
Varsity scorers were Sandy
Czepil, Natalie Wood, Debbi Taylor
and Jo-Ann Ward.
The jayvees beat the Castaways
1-0 and Rebels-Red 3-0. Their
scorers were Liz Wood (2), Pat
Gamble and Alison Moran.
UBC rugger players face their
first test this week.
The Thunderbirds will host the
University of Victoria Vikings at
Thunderbird Stadium Saturday at
2:30 p.m. in a Northwest Intercollegiate Rugby Conference
game.
The Birds are undefeated in
league play with victories over
Oregon State, Western Washington
State College and the University of
Washington.
Saturday at Seattle the Birds
defeated the Huskies by a score of
36-4.
Wrestling
UBC's Bob Laycoe has been
named to lead the B.C. team to the
Canadian Open Wrestling
Championships this week in
Regina.
Five Thunderbird wrestlers will
make the trip. Mike Richey, 163
pounds; George Richey, 198
pounds; Craig .Delahunt, 180
pounds; Kyle Raymond,
heavyweight; and John Davison,
114 pounds; are contesting in
championships in their weight
divisions.
because he falls away from the
plane which is moving very slowly.
Canadian Sports Parachuting
Association regulations require a
jumper to wear two chutes, a main
and a reserve chute. If the main
chute fails it is completely ejected,
opening the reserve chute by an
attached cord and preventing the
two from becoming entangled.
The main chute is prevented
from opening until the lines are
fully extended by a contAining
sheath.this greatly reduces the jolt
when the chute opens in about two
seconds.
The Smaller reServe chute has
no sheath, however, and opens
much more swiftly with a considerable crack.
Chutes can be maneuvred with
surprising accurany By pulling on
a toggle on either side.
Jumpers are also equipped with
an altimeter and clock so they
know when to pull the ripcord and
end their free fall.-
In training the divers learn a
landing roll which effectively
breaks the fall even on rough
ground. The impact is equivalent
to jumping off a sawhorse.
Prospective jumpers are
required to take an eight-hour
training course before making
their first dive.
"We qan spot the people who
don't have the feel for it fairly
early," said McConnell.
"We weed them out, of course,
for their safety and ours," he said.
If you're interested in throwing
your fate to the winds, the club can
be contacted in SUB.
Engineers
upset
commerce
General manager, coach, and
captain Dave Hendry led the
engineers to a 6-1 upset over
commerce Friday night before
1,400 fans at the Thunderbird
winter sports centre.
The record intramural crowd
gathered early to have the first
indoor snowball fight and to get a
good seat to witness the world's
first skating streak.
The streakers led by Preston
"pervert" Creelman gracefully
skated around the rink, putting
anything the Ice Capades could do
to shame.
Back in the game, Jim Obrien
and Rob Takishita led the gears
with two goals each, and Dave
Hendry with three assists. The
Obrien, Eccles, Hendry line accounted for three goals.
Bruce Boyd fed by a pass from
Tom Adkin got the lone commerce
tally.
The gears  consistently  beat
commerce to the puck and Darryl
Stetch, between the pipes for the
gears was sharp on commerce
< power plays.
Timekeeper Ed Easingwood got
a quick lesson in shorthand,
chalking up seventy minutes in
penalties for the match.
Commerce coach Gary Zilkie did
an excellent job preparing his
players who seemed to be a bit
stage struck in the early goings.
This was the biggest crowd intramurals has seen in its history
and next year promises to be even
bigger and better.
_#
SKY HIGH, Pete McConnell is mile and a half up coming down eight
miles east of Chilliwack. UBC skydiving club is putting on novice
event Saturday, Sunday.
Coffege sports
target of inquiry
NEW YORK (CUPI) -
American, college sports are
presently the target of several
national inquiries as their "win at
any cost" syndrome approaches
crisis proportions and borders on
public scandal.
The American Council of
Education has started to investigate the situation with
financial assistance from the Ford
Foundation and Carnegie Corporation and some prompting from
the Association of American
Universities. All of these bodies
have become alarmed at the
growth of "professionalism" in
college sports and at the huge costs
which are facing college teams.
To an ever-increasing extent,
American colleges are succumbing
to "win at any cost" manias, and
the cost is spreading far beyond the
scholarships and salaries of the
50,000 athletes and coaches who
are staging 32,000 basketball and
3,000 football games during a year.
The cost is also being paid by the
growing corruption of high school
students, in a distortion of the role
of sports in education and in the
moral climate surrounding all the
schools.
College football is becoming big
business and more -and more
colleges are perverting the high
school system in the recruitment of
their stars. High school stars in
their upper years, are receiving
payments >from colleges who are
also tampering with their grades,
forging their transcripts, finding
substitutes to take their exams,
promising jobs to their parents,
buying them cars, and supplying
them with football tickets which
might be scalped for as much as
$8,000.
The basketball coach at Long
Island High School recently
complained that "It's getting
vicious  again".
"It's the worst I've seen in my 23
years' coaching," said Joe
Paterno, whose football team
earned $500,000 for Penn State in
the Orange Bowl two months ago.
A New York Times team of
twelve reporters are investigating
what they called the "runaway
symptoms of professionalism".
Some of their findings include nine
of every 10 college athletics
departments are running in the
red. The chief reason — costs have
doubled in the last five years. The
chief result: a steepening of the
competition for high school
athletes who might thrust a college
into the national spotlight, the
television picture, the post-season
bowl games — or just into the
black.
Eight colleges have dropped
football in the last year, 41 in the
past two because the pressure was
too great. Don Canham, athletic
director at the University of
Michigan, warned that if the trend
continues, only the biggest would
survive and "a super conference
will develop out of the wreckage".
Foresters
streak
Vedder
Seven foresters invaded the quiet
metropolis of Vedder Crossing
(near Chilliwack) to streak the
town early Sunday morning.
Witnessed by a throng of 1 priest,
2 fishermen, and a stray dog, the
streakers braved the elements.
The occasion was the spring
freshet intramural river run.        %
Kathy Hopkins won the trophy
for her big goosebumps while
Norm Reid got the Turkey Award
for sneaking back to the car after a
short trip down the river.
Harvey Kirk got the "lungs
award" for blowing his air mattress up numerous times down the
river.
The over-all standings for the
event was forestry first, with the
priest, 2 fishermen and a stray dog
a close second.

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