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Array Arts dean election set
Students, staff and faculty will
be able to participate in an
alternative arts dean selection
process set up Thursday by the
arts undergraduate society.
AUS president Stew Savard said
in an interview Thursday that all
members of the student body,
staff, and faculty in the arts faculty
are eligible to vote on and run for
the position of arts dean.
Nominations opened this morning and will be open until 4 p.m.
next Friday. The election will be
held March 20 and 21.
Savard said the present administration-sponsored selection
committee has been "stalling for
over, three months despite
promises to act quickly.
The existing committee will
likely not make its selection until
students are away this summer,
which would exclude student
participation, he added.
"The university administration
has never been interested in
student participation in the running of the university," he said.
The alternative selection process
is being sponsored by the AUS but
Savard said he will not participate
further in the selection process.
He said that among the faculty
he has contacted, "some have
indicated support and some are
very interested."
Savard claimed the alternative
selection group "is as legitimate as
the senate or any other group on
A candidate for arts dean should,
in Savard's view, be able to handle
the public relations and political
aspects of the job, as well as being
able to work with students, staff
and faculty.
All candidates for the job, which
he described as being "a political
position," should beff2 Canadian
"You can't exclude, a student
who feels he or she is qualified," he
The name of the person selected
will  be   taken   to   the   board   of
governors for final approval.
"I think that they will be a
simple rubber stamp," Savard
Nominations must be signed by
the nominee and 'at least one
nominator and can be turned in to
the AUS office in Buchanan 107
before the March 14 deadline. The
voting on March 20 and 21 will be
held in Buchanan between 10 a.m.
and 4 p.m. on both days.
Savard stated several reasons
for holding the alternatives
selection. "The present system
excludes students when possible,"
he said.
"There should be student participation at all levels of the administration," he added.
The( AUS president said he wants
closer ties between the university
and the community, which is
sorely lacking representation at
present. Savard said he also wants
more participation from part-time
and night school students in
university affairs.
"When a department can
override the wishes of its
professors and teachers, as the
English department did, on the
question of a Christmas exam for
English 100, we have to look at
where this place is going," he said.
Savard said he also wants to, see
an improvement in the calibre of
teaching in the arts faculty, which
he said "could be better."
He said the arts faculty has not
had an open meeting for several
months and that the present arts
dean selection committee reneged
on promises to advertise the job
opening in The Ubyssey.
Savard said that contrary to the
attitude of the administration,
"students are very responsible
He said he is hopeful that an
elected arts dean will end practices
such as circulating letters which
charge that not enough students
are being failed in certain courses.
It's lamp post time
if Socreds return
When the Social Credit party
comes to power again, "communist" Ubyssey staffers will be in
"deep trouble," an unidentified
Socred party member threatened
The man, who entered the
Ubyssey office waving a handful of
back issues, told staffers "When
Avowed Socred ... "looking for
Social Credit returns to power,
papers like this will be banned and
communists like you will be locked
The man later intimated this
would only happen should more
moderate elements in the party
prevail over the radicals, who
would prefer to string staffers
from the nearest lamp post when
the counter-rev comes.
Although repeatedly asked to
identify himself and- his
relationship with former Premier
W. A. C. Bennett, and/or former
MLAs Agnes Kripps and Pat
Jordan, the man refused to give a
Instead, he repeated allegations
that The Ubyssey is a communist
newspaper, pointing to a line story
with a deadline "Socred hacks
usurp Dailly."
"You talk about the Socred
hacks," he said contemptuously,
"when it's really that woman over
there, that weak woman."
He said he also objected to the
story in Thursday's Ubyssey about
the Columbia River treaty.
"That treaty is the best dam
treaty ever signed," he said.
"The best one since the Nazi-
Soviet non-agression pact, you
mean," staffer Chris Gainor
The man also said Ubyssey
staffers are dupes of the provincial
New Democratic Party government especially of NDP elements
within the bureaucracy like the
See page 3: SOCREDS
Vol. LVI, No. 59
VANCOUVER, B.C., FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1975      °^^>48     228-2301
—marise savaria photo
RUSTED PIPES and decaying buildings along with a worm-eaten telephone pole, mark the oceanography
huts. The oceanography buildings, which have been in a private contest with the rehabilitation medicine huts
to see which could fall apart the fastest, were featured on a recent Universities Council tour of the university.
Council members said they felt they had been shown some of the worst buildings on campus.
UBC could grab $10 million
UBC's administration has an opportunity to grab
for itself $10 million of next year's $12 million
university capital budget allocations, it was learned
- The B.C. Universities Council will discuss at a
meeting today a provincial cabinet order in council
made last year authorizing UBC to borrow $10 million
to compete existing construction projects, council
chairman William Armstrong said.
Armstrong said the amount UBC borfows and
decides to pay back this year will have to be deducted
from the total universities capital grant, announced
in the budget speech last week.
That would mean only $2 million would be left to be
divided between Simon Fraser University and the
University of Victoria, if UBC borrowed the full $10
million and pays it all back this year.
The cabinet authorized the borrowing as an
emergency measure so UBC could finish existing
construction projects such as the biological sciences
building and new law library.
Armstrong said UBC officials could lessen the
burden on SFU and UVic by deciding to repay the
money in installments.
However, he said UBC has the option to repay the
debt at once to save interest charges.
"The money can be returned over one or two years,
whatever they (UBC's administration) choose," he
See page 2: ARMSTRONG Page  2
Friday, March  7,  1975
hasn't talked
$10 M
From page 1
UBC bursar William White said
Thursday he is aware of the $10
million borrowing option but said
Armstrong has not talked with
administration officials about
UBC's repayment options and their
effect on the budgets of SFU and
"He'd better get in touch with us
and tell us what it is all about,"
said White.
White declined to say publicly
how much of the $10 million UBC
has borrowed or what the administration's repayment plans
He also declined to describe time
and details of the cabinet
authorization and borrowings
except to say not all of the $10
million would have been borrowed
at the same time.
Armstrong said the council
hopes to decide budget allocations
of $150.2 in university operating
grants and the $12 million capital
grant at today's meeting or one two
weeks from now.
RC Steward
Eminent Cornell University
botanist talks about the
process of growing whole,
identical organisms from a
single parent cell.
at 8:15 iMg,,^
Written applications for membership on the AMS
Sub   Management   Committee   are   now   being
accepted. Deadline is 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 14,
Interviews will be held noon, Tuesday and new
members    will    be    expected    to    attend    the
Committee meeting Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Address Applications to:
Lynne Batten,
Co-ordinator Elect,
AMS Offices,
Written applications for membership on the AMS
Finance Committee are now being accepted.
Deadline is 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 7, 1975.
Interviews will be held noon, Monday and new
members will be expected to attend the
committee meeting Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
Address Applications to:
Dave Theessen,
AMS Offices,
Canada's most popular
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Page 3
Conflict not 'religious or racial*
Superpowers heat Mid East
Superpower policies are the
lominant fact in the Middle East
:onflict, political science prof Mike
Wallace said Thursday.
"It is not a religious or racial
conflict as most people think, but
in interference by the superpowers," he told a symposium on
superpower politics.
The superpowers consider
Middle East countries as economic
jr military satelites, he said.
Wallace said Israel coldn't exixt
"or 10 days without help from the
"Ten per cent of the U.S. budget
'or military weapons is given to
hem and these weapons aren't old
aand-me-downs but highly
sophisticated," he said.
Wallace said the Arab States,
Kuwait, Saudia Arabia, Lebonan
and   Iran   are   also   economic
colonies of the U.S.
"Iran is the most favorable ally
of the U.S. because it has a stable
regime, isn't Islamic or Arabic,
provides a linchpin in U.S.
stratetgic policies and besides the
Shah looks good on TV," he said.
Wallace also said Libya, Syria
and Iraq are Soviet satelite
"The socialist regimes are entirely dependent on the Soviet
Union for military weapons and
since the October war, Syria has
been totally re-equipped with the
latest weapons," he said.
"Egypt, also a satelite country is
trying to break away from the
Soviet domination," Wallace said.
The Soviet Union has refused to
equip Egypt because it "hasn't
towed the line when the whip's
The Soviet's interest in the
Middle East is economic and
political, he said.
Large oil fields exist in Iraq and
it would be more viable
economically getting it from there
than in their own country, where it
is on the east coast, he said.
"The influx of weapons is an
impetus to war because weapons
aren't only necessary, but a sufficient condition for war," he said.
He said that weapons are a large
foreign exchange for the superpowers and when they push arms
for their own strategic reasons it
adds up economically.
"In the U.S., this is" not a couple
of million dollars, but $10 billion a
year," he said.
"This is big business and the
superpowers   consider    it   an
economic  necessity,"  Wallace
He said the result is the introduction of nuclear weapons to
the Middle East.
Nuclear warheads can't be used
tactfully because the area is so
small that the sender would
themselves be affected by
radiation, he said.
"If the Israelis shot at the Arabs
on the Golan Heights they themselves would get the fall out,"
Wallace said.
Wallace said the testing of
nuclear arms, such as at Amchitka, is not done for experimental value, xut "to advertise to others the power they've
"The nuclear industry is big
down in the states and this means
more foreign export," he said.
ISRAELI   FOLK singing group let fly with musical notes in sunny
Thursday   weather   outside   SUB.   Left  to  right  are  Doug  Chong,
—andrew shearon photo
commerce grad studies; Morry  Levin,  law 1; Cathie Best, religious
studies 3; Zahava Cohen, arts 1; and Claudia Zbarsky, fine arts 3.
Although meetings continue
SFU AUCE staff opt for strike vote
The Simon Fraser University
local of the Association of
University and College Employees
has decided to hold a strike vote
"as soon as possible."
However, this comes at the same
time stalled negotiations with the
SFU administration on a first
contract have been reassumed.
Many union members are
reported planning to withdraw
their services from the university's
open house, to be held March 21 to
23. Workers in several departments are refusing to work
"We've decided to set up a strike
committee and conduct a strike
vote as soon as possible," AUCE
SFU local two president Reva
Clavier said in an interview.
"Before the vote is held we'll be
holding a series of informational
meetings," she said. "If we vote to
strike we won't necessarily go on
strike immediately, but it'll really
be good to go into negotiations with
a solid strike vote behind us."
"We'll take it as an indication
that our membership will strike to
back our contract demands," said
treasurer Linda Millard. "If and
when we go on strike will depend
on the course of current
AUCE negotiator Drena McCormick said the administration
has been stalling the negotiations.
"First they were waiting for
their negotiating team chairperson," she said. "Then they were
waiting for their budget. Then they
were waiting for the B.C. Labor
Relations Board to decide on our
charge against them of unfair
labor practices.
"Now we've dropped the charge
to try to get negotiations going, and
they're insisting the charge should
be heard before negotiations
continue anyway.
"And we've spent a lot of time in
negotiations just on the size of our
negotiating team," she said.
McCormick said the membership "is getting restive."
"There are weekly meetings in
most divisions and in several
departments, members are
refusing to work overtime."
She said she expects the union
security section of the proposed
contract to be the major point of
contention once they get into
serious negotiations.
"We want a union shop, they
want an open shop," she said.
The administration has been
insisting persons currently employed by the university not have
to pay dues if they have not signed
AUCE   membership   cards,   said
And while the administration
agrees new employees would have
to pay union dues, it says they
should not have to be members of
the union, she said.
McCormick said the union wants
a closed shop for two reasons.
"One, to guarantee union
security on campus. Two, we're
required to represent all employees ; anything won by the union
is won for all employees and is the
responsibility of all employees."
Also to be negotiated are
seniority, monthly mid-day two-
hour union meetings, grievance
procedures, the number of union
shop stewards and a number of
human rights clauses, she said.
These would protect against
discrimination on the grounds of
politics, marital status, number of
dependents, dress, and would
guarantee employees access to
their files, she said
Wallace ... superpowers dominate
Mid East.
The Alma Mater Society special
events program has stopped advertising on radio station CKLG,
AMS president Gordie Blankstein
said Thursday.
"The Ubyssey was chosen instead," Blankstein said. However,
Blankstein declined to say whether
special events had switched to The
Ubyssey due to the B.C. Federation
of Labor's declaration of CKLG as
Blankstein and special events
lackey James Conrad pulled
concert advertising out of the
paper last fall in a huff because
The Ubyssey allegedly wasn't
given them "good enough play."
rents rise
8 per cent
MONTREAL (CUP) — Inflation
will boost residence fees eight per
cent next year at the Loyola
campus of Concordia University
according to Loyola housing
director Peter Brown.
Brown cites rising costs of
heating and maintenance of the
two residences as the reasons for
the increase.
According to Brown the increase
in fees is necessary to keep the
residences open with the future of
residences depending on the
present budget being balanced. As
long as this can be done residence
will continue to be open, he said.
Cost of a single room will increase 8.4 per cent from $713 to
$776 and a double room will go up
7.6 per cent from $628 to $673.
At the present time two
residences can accommodate 250
'Socred just net off street'
From page 1
five fired  education  department
research officers.
But he said the universities have
not prospered under the current
"communist" NDP regime,
pointing out a decrease in the
percentage of education spending
under the NDP government.
' "This Student Union Building
was built under Premier Bennett,"
he claimed.
"Too bad it wasn't built over
him", replied staffer Doug
Rushton, who bowed as about 15
other staffers clapped and
SUB was built with student
The man then said the paper will
be hearing more "about libel"
from the party in the future. He left
the office as Ubysseyers pointed
out that editor Lesley Krueger was
wearing a red sweater and started
singing Solidarity Forever.
They later switched to the first
verses of Tomorrow Belongs to Me,
a Nazi youth song from the movie
Cabaret, before the door closed.
Dan       Campbell,       former
municipal affairs minister and
current executive assistant to
party leader Bill Bennett, said the
man was obviously looking for
"Riverside", when contacted for
comment later.
The remark was an apparent
reference to Riverview mental
Campbell then declined
responsibility for the incident,
saying "You can't say anyone off
the street is a Social Credit party
"People in off the street just
aren't party members," he said.
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Friday, March 7,  1975
Doug Kenny? Arts ain't seen nuthin' yet
For the past couple of months, an
arts dean selection committee has
been mulling academically and very,
very secretly over a number of
applicants for the job of arts dean.
Students have a couple of reps on
the committee, and faculty are of
course represented, but staff has no
representation at all. And the first
and last two circumstances are bad.
The selection of a new arts dean is
important to these two groups of
people because, as arts and
undergraduate society president
Stew Savard says, the arts deanship is
a political position.
Priority decisions are made which
will affect students and staff as well
as the faculty members, since the
decisions ultimately affect the type
of courses offered for the first and
the working conditions of the
So the selection process should be
an open procedure, in which
everyone determines what sort of job
they want it to be and who they
want to fill it.
The current committee
encourages just the opposite.
So it's really great that the AUS is
organizing an alternative election.
Now no one is kidding themselves
that the administration is going to
accept the person elected this way in
a deanship.
But it will seriously embarrass the
administration and force it into more
concessions as far as dean election
goes. And it will make whoever gets
the job look pretty silly.
Can't you just see the outside
Prof (tossing off a scotch on the rocks):
I say, old Brereton from Dalhousie gets the
UBC deanship, what?
Rude student (bursting into the faculty
club):   Yeah,   over the people's choice,
Eddie Shack. What a maroon that guy is, to
take a job Eddie Shack should have. Good
old Eddie	
The results cannot even be
predicted at this point of course.
But the arts dean election is
something people should discuss
seriously and get going on. And
when the time comes people should
get out and vote. The bigger the
turnout the more the administration
will be embarrassed and forced to
recognize a fairly well-known
concept they've managed to ignore
up to now:
a ripoff
On behalf of the students of Place
Vanier residence, I wish to bring to
public attention the incompetence
of Recreation UBC.
This body was supposedly
created to better serve the needs of
students wishing to participate in
unorganized recreational games
and sports.
This body was supposedly
created to better serve the needs of
students wishing to participate in
unorganized recreational games
and sports.
Time has shown that this objective has not been met. In fact,
since it was first formed, Rec UBC
has been nothing but a headache
for the people it was supposed to
We have had volleyball games
delayed and cancelled because the
equipment was locked up and no
attendant was to be found.
Groups wanting to play
basketball have found that their
court times were taken up by other
groups with clashing times.
Our floor hockey league has been
constantly frustrated because of
chaos within the Rec UBC office.
Nets have been taken from us in
the middle of games. We are
constantly faced with the fact, that
there ace no good times available
even though we are up first thing
Monday morning to book times.
These examples are far from
complete. One has only to look at
the tennis bookings to see that
there are major defects within the
structure of Rec UBC.
I do not wish to lay the blame for
this organization's inadequacy on
any one individual. (I feel sorry for
the woman taking bookings; she
puts up with a lot of abuse from
irate students who would do well to
take their grievances to the hread
of Rec UBC for results.)
I feel instead we would do well to
look toward disbanding Rec UBC
and replace it with an organization
more capable of opening sports
facilities up for students' use.
One suggestion has been hashing
intramurals and Rec UBC.
Although I don't count this out
completely I would like to caution
against any hasty move in this
In my capacity as unit manager
of men's and women's intramurals
I became aware of sloppy
organization (largely because
there was no full-time staff handling the day-to-day organization.)
I hope that next year some sanity
will prevail and the students of
UBC will be provided with a
competent and efficient
organization which will give them
the service they demand.
Chris Hughes
sports co-ordinator
Place Vanier
are independent of the "have not"
countries, that their food and
population problems are their
Who exploits and exploit the raw
materials of other countries to get
rich? Who promoted medical
services which lowered natural
death rates while failing to foster
backup economic development.
The developed nations have used
"have not" nations as we saw fit.
Developed nations cannot just
withdraw when the situation of
little food and high population gets
too hot.
What is the nature that should be
left to take care of the problems of
the "have not" countries?
Developed countries are an inseparable part of that nature.
Developed nations cannot have a
more habitable life while millions
of people in "have not" countries
die of starvation.
Their past is our past and their
present is our present. We are all in
this together; there is only us.
Doug Alexander
social work 3
Peggy Lee
arts 1
SUB open
An open letter to physical plant:
Why is it a matter of policy to
lock the doors to the open air
courtyard on the second floor of
Who do you think you're
protecting the courtyard from?
The area has such potential in the
coming warmer days as it is
sheltered from the wind as you
must realize.
There isn't anything to steal or
vandalize up there, so why are you
sealing a people's area up tight
from the people?
Parks and playgrounds were
meant for people. This area does;
not have to be another one of man's
sacrifices to architecture. We're
paying for this building — let's use
What's your answer?
Steve Seligman
commerce 2
We would like to express our
support of Brian Tiessen's letter
regarding the Ubyssey editorials in
the past few weeks. We must
agree: there seems to be a
discrepancy in the value
judgments of the editorial writers.
To quote a very overused cliche,
you can't have your cake and eat it
too! This seems to be exactly what
the editorial staff is trying to do.
They urge us to support underdeveloped nations through
technological and financial aid and
in the same breath ask us to back
union workers in their attempt to
reach a so-called minimum wage
status of over $10,000 a year. Would
the editorial staff please explain
Ron Tuck
commerce 1
Ian McCracken
psychology 2
Sheldon Smithens
arts 2
Certainly. There's plenty of
money in this world for everyone,
just as there are plenty of
resources, food and so on. The
problem is that a certain number
of large corporations manipulate
these resources, whether
monetary or mineral, to their own
ends and for their profits.
The Ubyssey editorially supports
the expropriation of these companies and the turnover of the
profits to the workers and to
equalization funds.
So we can support increased aid
and increased wages because the
system we support would allow it.
Thanks for the opening—Staff.
Here I have a picture. A big
colored picture of a vast dark
brown desert. I see several roads
converging toward the middle of
the desert where a circular road
encloses a large area. The main
road, it seems to me, goes up
straight in the picture to the circular road, and then again goes up
far beyond until it disappears at
MARCH 6, 1975
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
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B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the AMS
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Editorial  departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; advertising.
Editor: Lesley Krueger
Many of the arguments against
international aid start from the
premise that the "have" countries
Names, names, names. When am I ever going to have room to move in
this fucking masthead? Lesley Krueger, Gary Coull, Doug Rushton, Mark
Buckshon, Chris Gainor, Jan O'Brien, Sheila Bannerman, Debbie Barron,
Ralph Maurer, Marise Savaria, Andrew Shearon, Rory Munro, Dan Miller,
Ken Dodd, Boyd McConnell, Mike Sasges, Bob Diotte, Richard Yates, Ron
Binns, Nick Fairbank, Andre Paradis, Eric Berg, Dick Martin, Tom Barnes,
Carl Vesterback, Cedric Tetzel and good ole Cam Beck. We miss you.
the foot of the mountains. There is
not even the shadow of a single
living creature as far as the eye
can see. However, a tiny spot at the
middle of the circle formed road is
a flat with a small statue on it.
The desert leads my eyes up to
the low mountains which are folded
magniloquently because of the
fish-eye photographic lens I am
looking through. The skies are
blue, and white clouds cover the
tops of some mountains. The low
clouds make the dark blue
mountains bright and hazy. Life
seems to have been suspended here
for a long time.
The place, the Trinity Site, is
located in a desert, but still within
the territory of a U.S. air base, of
New Mexico. There is nothing on
the desert. What is still left here is
only a memory, and perhaps a
premonition of our future.
It was on July 16, 1945 that the
first atomic bomb exploded there
as the completion of the Manhattan
project. The United States had
completed three atomic bombs
prior to that day. One, using
plutonium, was tested at
Alamogordo, which was later
named the Trinity Site. Not many
people expected that the atomic
bomb to have such strong power,
but there it was! The report of
success of the test was soon sent to
President Truman who was at
talks with Stalin and Churchill at
Potsdam in Germany. Nuclear
power politics began when the
president got the news and his eyes
A bomb of the other type, using
uranium, was dropped over
Hiroshima, Japan on August 6,
1945, devastating most of the city.
A second plutonium bomb was
dropped over Nagasaki on August
9, three days after Hiroshima. The
war over.
The scientists who worked in the
atomic bomb project first thought
that the land where the atomic
bomb was dropped would be
lifeless and barren for more than
50 years. They believed that the
bomb meant a total destruction of
the living creatures.
Despite this prediction,
Hiroshima and Nagasaki revived
very quickly. Of course, the
prompt recovery after the
miserable and cruel death of far
more than 100,000 in Hiroshima
and 75,000 in Nagasaki never
comforted the minds of the peoples
of the two cities. A Japanese
scientist recalls the day when he
"visited Hiroshima in the autumn of
the year. He says his eyes were
filled with tears when he found
several weeds had grown there
under the shining sun.
A U.S. senator recently reported
in the United Nations that his
country possessed as many as
615,385 nuclear weapons in
Hiroshima-type bombs. This
suggests that more than 1 million
Hiroshima-type bombs are stored
on the earth.
Furthermore, a great portion of
these bombs are lurking about here
and there, day and night in ships
and in airplanes. No one can deny
that the nuclear bombs are ready
to use in the Middle East and Asian
countries    where    conflict    is
everyday affair.
A nuclear bomb is no longer a
special bomb. It is admitted that
those who have certain knowledge
of nuclear science with some
materials could easily and successfully make some.
The senator further added that
by the year 1980, all the nuclear
reactors of the world would
produce 1 million pounds of
plutonium which would be enough
to make 50,000 atomic bombs. And
even today, nuclear reactors are
not the monopoly of the so-called
"nuclear club" members. That is
to say, materials are at
everybody's hand.
Devices are usually made to use.
Why could nuclear weapons be
exceptions? Thirty years have
passed since the first atomic
bombs exploded, and the scars of\
the bombs are hardly found even in
the mind of the Japanese people.
Peoples of the world now begin to
think that nuclear weapons are
simply a kind of ordinary weapon.
The first atomic bombs were so big
and heavy that even the biggest
bomber of the day had difficulty in
carrying them.
Today, we hear an ordinary
suitcase is enough to carry one.
Yes, now it is an ordinary bomb
ready to use in any place.
"No one thinks that he or she is the
one among 100,000 or 1 million
people who may see a sudden flash
in their eyes.
"Hiroshima and Nagasaki were
unfortunate cities. Several hundred thousand people in one explosion? Well, it may be a big
number. But it happened in a war.
More than that number of children
are born every year. Never mind
any more!" A Japanese who has
been taught the cruelty of the
atomic bomb again and again since
his childhood begins to think in this
"The Trinity Site," it is a
beautiful name. When I look at the
picture again, I feel I do understand the reason why the
Americans named the place so.
When they saw the brilliant flash
and mushroom cloud going up into
the sky, they saw hope and despair
in the human future, too.
Tadatoshi Hosoi
history graduate student
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Union organization criticized
Universities are part of the state monopoly
of education. The ideological defence of the
state is inherent in every facet of these institutions. As big and impressive as some
universities may be, the sterile in-
tellectualism which develops from the
professional elite serves no other purpose
than to perpetuate itself in the service of
Students and professors are regimented in
their various academic departments
preforming intellectual discipline. Even
worse, those who provide the services that
maintain the functions of the university are
trapped in a dazzle of authority and spend
their lives existing with no other purpose
than to perform a boring duty day after day,
year after year.
Organization of the type developed by the
state educational monopoly is not
organization of the people but a hierarchy
teaching respect for authority, concepts of
leadership and self-interest. Those who
succeed in the hierarchy pay the duties of
corruption and those who don't survive
through mutal aid and sacrifice. Political
theories or leadership are dynamic forces in
Working staff remain outside the functions of the university except for the limits
of their jobs. There was no one to help staff
except the staff themselves, organization
was needed. Those who did not have union
organization were mostly women clerical
and library workers (approximately 1,300).
There were numerous unsuccessful attempts to organize.
After unsuccessfully organizing with the
Office and Technical Employees Union, a
big international business union which
thought it could organize (take advantage
of) clerical workers, staff formed the
Association of University and College
Employees. This new union was set up, run
and financed entirely by workers on the job.
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Unions are normally certified by the
government and certain qualifications had
to be met to obtain bargaining rights.
As the union was formed out of an
organizing committee no" powers or
authority existed within the union. The
development of the union of campus
workers became a liberating event breaking
down isolation that existed between workers
on the job. The union developed in some
characteristics much as a society of
workers, all in solidarity and bound by
fraternity, the development of which is
natural. Still, the required structure to union
organization revolved around elected officials, a constitution, minutes, records and
financial auditors, all things that are
structural, elitist or non-social in content. It
was by becoming certified the union
organizers made the first step back to
business unionism which they wanted to
avoid. Thus unions have fallen under a large
amount of control by the government and
The organizing committee was a
collection of enthusiastic workers and
operated as an open committee. As soon as
the union became established in the eyes of
the government, it was argued by some of
the organizers that the open organizing
committee must become the representative
committee of the executive. Although
executive meetings were still open to all
members with voice at discretion of the
chair, only elected "representatives" could
vote. The executive was no longer organized
on the basis of free participation. As the
union became more involved in its duties,
more positions have been created and
defined in the structure of the organization.
These positions restrict participation
dividing the tasks down to a routine
Why should workers have to run in
elections and compete with one another?
Why can't everyone freely participate in
committees? How can somebody represent
someone else? Can't people represent
themselves, or must we have elections to
esteemed positions to determine who has the
right to authority. Right to authority and
power? No matter how it is defined,
authority has no right! Abolish the representative committee and build open committees based on our ability to work
A union run for members must be a union
run by members. The means by which a
union is organized are the means by which it
should be run. A union can be most effectively organized by an open organizing
committee but it is usually run by closed
executive committees and by paid staff, not
by workers on the job.
Last summer AUCE was negotiating its
first contract and negotiations had gone
slowly, the situation needed strong action by
all the membership. A study session was
called through a joint meeting of the
executive and contract committee. This
was attended by 830 members who walked
off the job for the afternoon. Later a strike
vote was taken and an elected strike committee was set up. Although this committee
was elected it operated as an open committee of about 30 people. The committee
had no leaders, and the chair was rotated at
every meeting.
The strength of the committee grew out of
its support from every member for
preparation of strike action. Things moved
fast because of the organizational freedom
of participation. The distinction can be seen
best in comparison to the representative
committees that were meeting at this time,
namely the contract and grievance committees and the executive, all of which failed
to co-operate in the preparation necessary
for a strike. The university made one last
proposal just before the deadline and the
contract committee recommended to settle
the contract with some of the important
issues to be negotiated after membership
ratification. In effect further negotiations
were a blank cheque or to be completed with
a no strike.clause. The contract committee
had sacrificed the remaining items to
prevent a strike.
The contract • in the end, however,
becomes another road back to bureaucratic
leadership through legal interpretations of
disputes with the use of lawyers and intervention of the labor relations board.
The real way workers can guard their rights
is through direct action on the job.
The union has chartered five locals in the
province of B.C. covering over 2,000
university and college workers. The new
union has already made an impact upon the
labor movement, setting examples workers
in other unions are beginning to follow and
still maintains its independence from the
influences of the established labor
movement. It is hoped that the precedent of
forming independent unions spreads to the
unorganized office workers in industry.
It must be seen, however, until the state is
abolished the organization of the people will
not be free. One must see setbacks and
further intimidation of state authority.
Organization of the people, however temporary, must be promoted.
Although mutual organization of the
people is exclusive of and opposed to the
powers of the state, the state in part survives by co-opting, often by force and
violence, the movements of the people.
Martin, a worker in the library's mail
room, submitted this article for last week's
theme issue on anarchism. We didn't run it
because its connection with anarchist
philosophy was deemed to be readily unclear. However, withMartin's consent we're
running it this week as an insightful look into
the struggles of union organization.
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Autism: looking for a cure
Autism is one of those "mental
diseases" that seems so unfathomable. When confronted by a
person suffering from autism, it
becomes too painfully clear how
little we — and our science — know
about ourselves.
This disease has afflicted people
from time immemorable, but only
as late as 1943 was it definitely
The    Ultimate   Stranger:    The
Autistic Child,
by Dr. Carl Delacato.
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
1974, $7.95 [cloth].
isolated as a specific malady. Yet
even today a diagnosis of autism is
not consistently made by medical
professionals. So it is not at all
clear that "autism" is a distinct
In ancient times only two kinds
of mental affliction were
recognized. If the person in
question was amenable to behavior
modification, he would be tolerated
as the village idiot. Otherwise, he
would be diagnosed as
"possessed". Treatment usually
involved ceremonies to cast out the
evil spirits. More extreme methods
would sometimes be resorted to:
"During Greek and Roman
times, such children were occasionally sewed into the west skin
of a goat [capra, from which we
derive the word 'capricious'] in an
attempt to calm down their strange
behavior. The goat skin, as it dried
and shrank, served as a forerunner
of the straitjacket. During the
entire pre-Christian era, when the
healers failed and when fear, force
and inflicted pain failed, abandonment became the final treatment."
Modern psychiatry is no longer
so brutal, but in many ways it has
not really progressed. Dr. Carl
Delacato is concerned about a
treatment for autistic children. He
argues persuasively that modern
psychiatry is just as much in the
dark about real treatment for
autism as were the witchdoctors of
the dark ages.
What is an autistic child? The
disease is defined in terms of its
symptoms^ Here is a general
description given by Delacato:
"Watching a child endlessly
biting his own hand, or hypnotically spinning an ashtray, or
blankly staring at a piece of dust
for   hours,   or  screaming   like   a
wounded animal when you approach, or endlessly slapping his
own face, or finger-painting his
body with his own feces — all the
while staring right through you —
is frightening.
"This is the autistic child."
The modern psychiatric
profession has no success trying to
effect a cure of the autistic. It is
sad, in the light of this empirical
failure, to note the extensive
examples of psychological
theorizing about autism given by
Delacato. This is ignorance
dressed up in a technical jargon
and presented as respectable,
professional knowledge.
Freud saw autism as in inner
rage, a rage held within because of
frustration and lack of fulfillment.
Bettleheim has argued that it is
at the nursing stage that this inner
rage developed. The cold mother —
the refrigerator mother — does not
give the child the satisfaction it
needs, and this leads to autism.
One of the more liberal-minded
proponents of this view holds that it
is the fat breast that causes
autism. With such a woman the
child, during its suckling, will have
its air supply cut off by the enveloping breast.
Cosmology now accessible
to scientific neophytes
Scientific knowledge is exploding. As the
factual details are accumulated at an exponential rate the ability of any individual to
master this -information shrinks to insignificance. So goes one of our modern myths.
A myth? Yes. Consder two simple details.
First, the sum of facts that could be known
have always been beyond the capacity of any
one individual. Just try to monitor all the
goings on of any moderately active ant hill.
Secondly, science constantly summarizes its
wealth of observations into generalizations.
Worlds-Antiworlds: Antimatter in Cosmology
by Hannes Alfven
W. H. Freeman and Company
1966, $3.95 [cloth]. 	
The feeling of impotence in the face of all that
our modern world makes knowable does not
come from the sheer size of details to be known.
Instead it comes from our modern fetish for the
compartmentalization of knowledge. When
people lose feeling for the whole of the fabric of
man's knowledge, they lose their sense of self-
With a book as clear and non-technical as
Hannes Alfven's, we are put into contact with a
most important component of modern
knowledge. His book is refreshing because it
reassures us that we do not have to despair of
understanding a subject just because we are
not one of the narrow specialists in that compartment of knowledge.
Alfven has produced a book that introduces
the neophyte to the mysteries of the universe.
All the petty details of this corner of the world
are swept along in a grand discourse that explores the question :Nhow did the universe come
to be as it is?
The argument of this book is founded on the
premise that where you find ordinary matter
you should be able to find antimatter, or at
least be able to say what has happened to the
antimatter. Most cosmologies don't worry
about antimatter because it isn't present here,
and there is nothing to force us to see it as being
anywhere in the observable universe. But this
means that the world is asymmetric with
respect to matter and antimatter, and this
would violate a fundamental principle of
theoretical physics: the world is simple, pure
and beautiful, unless brute facts force you to
see it otherwise.
In Alfven's cosmology the universe emerged
from a vast cloud of plasma composed of
protons and antiprotons. As this cloud contracted under the pull of gravitation, particles
and antiparticles annihilated each other with
greater and greater frequency.
The antiparticle collisions always destroy
some mass and give off enormous amounts of
radiation. Any of this radiation that is either
reflected or absorbed by some particle has an
effect on its motion. The radiation, in effect,
puts a pressure on the particle.
As the plasma cloud reaches a critical size
the amount of radiation becomes so large that
its effect swamps the force of gravitation. The
pressure of the radiation builds up so quickly it
produces an explosion that hurls the contracting plasma apart. Within this exploding
plasma the galaxies are formed and the world
becomes shaped as we now find it.
Within this cosmology it is quite possible that
every other galaxy is composed entirely of antimatter. Indeed, even in our own galaxy every
other star may be made of antimatter. A
careful argument is exhibited to show that a
mechanism exists to sustain this situation and
that there is no technique to expose the identity
of this antimatter world. Even the presence of
the mechanism that keeps them separate is not
observable using our present technology.
Alfven gives a very simple intuitive
illustration of the mechanism that would
separate antimatter worlds. Consider a drop of
water on a hot skillet. If the skillet is just above
the boiling point the drop rapidly fizzles away.
Higher still and it explodes into a vapor. But at
a still higher level the drop will manage to rest
on the skillet for up to five minutes before
evaporating entirely.
In this last case, the water drop creates a
vapor cloud that insulates it from the skillet.
Since matter-antimatter collisions are extremely violent and end in the disappearance of
the two pieces of matter involved, then one
would expect neighboring chunks of matter and
antimatter to quickly annihilate each other.
But the example with the skillet shows us that it
need not be so.
Alfven takes care to show that the radiation
created in the violent reactions between particles of matter and antimatter can create a
pressure cloud which acts to insulate the two
For anyone who is intrigued with the way the
world is — or might be — this is an excellent
starting point. Mathematics has been banished
from the discussion, so this volume is easily
perused from a comfortable armchair while
pencil and paper remain quietly unattended
Delacato .. vain but insightful.
The above theories sound impressive, but Delacato points out,
they have little basis in fact. What
they are effective at is generating
a sense of guilt in the child's
mother. So the mothers suffer
while, if Delacato is correct, they
are in no way responsible for their
child's problems.
Delacato presents a rather
simple but very persuasive, non-
psychological account of autism.
He views it as a neurological
problem that has three different'
manifestations. The sensory
channels, if they are not normal,
can be too sensitive, not sensitive
enough, or subject to a continual
disturbance, a kind of "white
Seen in this light, the autistic
child that continually mutilates
one part of its body is trying to
stimulate an under-stimulated
portion of himself, just as a caged
animal with an impulse to roam
will damage itself with repetitive
behavior patterns that express th}s
The over-stimulated child is
subject to fits when stimulation
becomes too strong. In an example
given by Delacato, when he blew
some air into the face of one
autistic child to discover his
reaction, the child went into a
convulsion. The hyper-sensitivity
of this child to the foulness of stale
tobacco and the other smells on
Delacato's breath overwhelmed
the child.
A person suffering from a white
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noise in his sensory channels is
often out of contact with the world.
The inner noise is just as real as
the outside world, so this kind of
person easily drifts away and
becomes attentive to only what is
within. Thus they are characterized by the unseeing look.
As far as a theory goes,
Delacato's has an intrinsic beauty
to it. Moreover, it affords a hope of
treatment. Unfortunately the
beautiful whole that some theory
makes is no guarantee of its
correctness. Even Delacato admits
that with his theory as a guide,
treatment is not terribly successfu.
Delacato's book is a delight to
read. He comes through as a man
who finds deep pleasure in pursuing science and takes great
pleasure in addressing himself to
an audience that goes beyond his
co-professionals. He has not shut
himself away in a narrow
speciality. Instead he has striven
to make work accessible to all.
The only real flaw in this book is
the too frequent emergence of
Delacato's vanity and egoism. But
that too, if seen with a sympathetic
eye, is an interesting, amusing
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Stock plot wins for Brooks
With weeping violins and tongues
of lightning licking out at the
castle-on-the-crag classic cliche,
Mel (Blazing Saddles) Brooks
hilariously brings to life the horniest monster epic ever.
Revamping Mary Shelley's gothic
classic with riotous takeoffs from
vintage Frankenstein films,
Brooks tapes together one of the
funniest, if not the funniest, films
of the year.
In his newest film Brooks has all
those Universal Pictures old
classic horror flicks reborn in the
low-key authenticity of his black-
and-white photography. Apparently after having butchered
the western film genre with his box
office record-breaking spoof.
Blazing Saddles, Brooks now wants
to do a similar romp through the
horror  format.
Brooks' cast take the audience
on a comic time trip back into
Transylvania, Count Dracula's
alma mater. But it's one that's
wilder and funnier than ever seen
before on the screen. Wilder, Gene
that is, plays the hot-blooded young
Dr. Freddy Frankenstein
repeating the Frankestein family
comedy  act of  monster-making.
Wilder wrote part of script with
Stifled by gentle pace
Orient Express plods along
As a murder thriller this film
moves with the pace and excitement of a common garden slug.
As a drawing-room comedy, on
the other hand, it unfolds with the
precision and crackling wit of an
Oscar Wilde play.
Based on the famous detective
novel by Agatha Christie, the plot
is simple enough. The Orient
Express departs from Istanbul en
Murder on the Orient Express
Starring Albert Finney and Ingrid
Showing at the Ridge.
route to Calais carrying 13 wealthy
passengers and, by a happy
chance, M. Hercule Poirot, whose
presence proves fortuitous when,
on the following morning, one of
the group is discovered brutally
The film is set about 40 years
ago, and features a star-studded
cast. Albert Finney plays the part
of the eccentric detective, looking r
gather like Adolf Hitler and uniting
sycophancy with a certain insolence and low cunning, although
Ingrid Bergman in the role of
neurotic - spinster - missionary.
easily steals the limelight.
Sean Connery is superb as a stiff
upper-lipped army officer with a
patronizing view of aliens. "Can
you give me your word," he
inquires of Poirot, adding the
crushing qualification, "as a
Lauren Bacall convincingly
plays the part of the brash, vulgar
American widow abroad, while
Antony Perkins bites his fingernails and twitches; and Vanessa
Redgrave, Jacqueline Bisset and
Michael York look pretty,
restricted to window-dressing
The period charm is not entirely
convincing. Istanbul station seems
curiously artificial (too clean?)
and the Orient Express itself
surely doesn't have anywhere near
enough carriages for a real
transcontinental train.
Realism, though, is not a very
fair criterion to judge this movie
by, since the ridiculous solution to
the mystery collapses any
psychological authenticity the
drama initially possesses.
The original story (scarcely one
of Agatha Christie's best) is
transformed to provide the basis of
a mannered social comedy, and the
train emerges as a substitute salon
— a slightly unusual twist on that
hoary old cinematic convention of
the small group of people suddenly
cut off from civilization.
With the train halted in remotest
Yugoslavia by a snowdrift, Poirot
engages in a race against time to
interrogate his very superior
suspects and solve the mystery
before the real police arrive
(foreigners, you know).
The characters are all
stereotypes: the aged aristocrat
with her butch German maid and
doggies, the frigidly polite English
butler, the chivalrous diplomat,
and so on. The 12 suspects counterpoint each other perfectly, but
the movie does seem to have
dissipated its energies through
being undecided whether it is going
for comic or suspenseful goals.
Compared with a film like
Sleuth, which generates tension
and with with marvellous
economy, Murder On The Orient
Express is indulgent and overblown in its successes. It's enjoyable and probably worth seeing
(in 1975 it is, I suppose, refreshing
to come across a movie with no sex
and only cotton-wool violence) but
don't expect much more than a
witty melodrama. None of the
actors or actresses are given the
opportunity to expand their narrow
roles, and though the dialogue is at
times piercingly witty the movie
seems to be too oriented toward
middle-class tastes and family
audiences to be entirely satisfying.
Brooks and their combined genius
produced most of the shows bar-
farts and hee-haws. "Hearts and
Young Frankenstein
Directed by Mel Brooks
Written    by   Brooks    and    Gene
Starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle,
Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman.
At  the  Bay and Lougheed  Mall
Kidney (transplants) are
tinkertoys", rants young Dr.
Freddy "and it's Fronk-en-steen,
dumbkoff!" Trying to kick the
family monster-making curse he,
nevertheless, has to make the
obligatory trek back to Transylvania to claim Castle
Frankenstein as his inheritance.
Peter Boyle, (6'7;' in elevator
shoes), stars as the music-loving
and horny hero of the picture.
Beau-ti-fully groomed by the
make-up magicians, Boyle's
Frankenstein (son of Freddy) inspires laughter ("ole zipper neck,"
coos a smoulderingly passionate
Elizabeth) rather than fear.
The sets for Young Frankenstein
are truly the fantastic 1931
heirlooms from the original picture. Gigantic in scope and minute
in   detail   they    are    simply   a
nostalgic joy to look at. One can't
help wondering, that even after
innumerable Frankenstein
remakes, how could the original
Strickfaden design manage to
Nevertheless the whole
Brooksian gag ("We had the guts
to make this picture — have you
got the guts to see it?") simply
must be seen to be fully appreciated. The vaudevillian top-
hatted monster's Man About
Town soft shoe song and dance
alone is almost worth the price of
admission. Brooks stuffs all the
outrageousness he can as this
monsterously funny film explodes.
Sex, psuedo-comic sadism, body
snatching ("one of our minds is
missing"), megalomania, Stump-
the-Stars charades, mind transference, and lynch mobs (Kemp:
"Oh shit — to the lumber yard!")
all have their satiric moments of
madness in this king-sized comic
The horniest monster movie ever
made by the madmen who know
how to perfectly spoof a sacred
Hollywood tradition is Young
Frankestein. Its surprise ending
will win you over, if the lusty son-
of-Freddy hasn't already carried
you away into the Mel Brooks' fan
BunueVs Phantom a boring
treatment of domestic ennui
In many ways the Phantom of
Liberte, recently shown at the
Varsity, was a disappointing
movie. It began as a domestic
comedy, an engaging parody of
domestic ennui, but, by the time it
was over, Bunuel had taken it into
a much heavier realm.
The film opens with political
executions. French soldiers of
about the time of Napoleon are
shooting   prisoners   who   accept
The Phantom of Liberte
Directed by Luis Bunuel.
their execution bravely
manifesting their freedom to die.
The officer in charge is then seen
trying to ravish the corpse of a
dead queen. The film pans out into
the   image   of   a   house-servant
reading a romantic novel to her
The film ends with police firing
on crowds who are trying to lock
themselves up in zoo cages. They
are calling for an end to freedom.
The final image is that of an
ostrich's head staring dumbly into
the audience. In between are
postcards showing famous
buildings that a bored husband and
wife find deliciously obscene,
poker-playing, whiskey-drinking
monks, and a virile looking
masochist with a special suit which
features the seat of his trousers
removed so that he can bare his ass
to the whip of his attractive female
companion. All very amusing stuff.
But what is ultimately annoying
about this film was the heavy
handed manner Bunuel employed
to   finish   the   film.   The   movie
Stavisky: he fell prey to plotting
Currently playing at the Varsity is the
French film, Stavisky. Essentially, this movie
is a study of power — and an excellent one.
Stavisky is the alias of a man who worked his
way up from the streets to a level where he has
made one government and the scandal that
forms around him makes another as well as the
career of the detective who uncovers the layers
of Stavisky's machinations.
Greater in kind to the men and women
around him, Stavisky, a Polish refugee, is a
man driven by an obsession to command a
power image and a past that haunts him. He
directed by Alain Resnais
starring   Jean-Paul   Belmondo   and   Charles
Bo yer
at the Varsity.
manipulates fortunes. He can live in the world
around him at ease because, in a real sense, he
has made it. People become a product of his
image insofar as he realizes the extent of their
dreams and aspirations.
In the background to the main thrust of the
movie, Leon Trotsky has taken up asylum in
France. A refugee like Stavisky, Trotsky is the
outcast of the Russian revolution when Stalin
took power. He is used as a foil to Stavisky. For,
in a sense, like Trotsky, Stavisky is eventually
trapped in his own image. He falls beneath
power just as he helped to make it. Both men,
then, are romantic figures and the film plays
with this.
But the association between the two is purely
superficial. While Trotsky scribbbled his ideas
about the revolution, a man with much integrity to be sure, Stalin harnessed a tottering
Soviet economy and drove it toward the stable
state we know it as today. In the world of "real
politik," ideologists are peripheral.
Stavisky, on the other hand, is a man of great
practical genius who fell prey to the plotting of
a lesser man because he underestimated his
antagonist. Beyond the surface, then, the
movie makes a serious mistake in associating
Trotsky with its central character Stavisky.
The real comparison is with Stalin, although
Stavisky lacks Stalin's ruthlessness. Stavisky
is a French Corialanus; Trotsky a Russian
The film features a discontinuous narrative
with flashes ahead to an official inquiry into the
Stavisky scandal juxtaposed with moments of
the man's life. The camera work is excellent.
The soft shades of the French landscape are
vibrant. There are scenes in which the camera
captures distorted trees, houses and sky in the
metallic gold of Stavisky's Rolls Royce. The
color white reccurs again and again in some
truly amazing variations. The movie is visually
The action is paced well, too. There is a lot to
show in a story of this type and director
Resnais must be applauded for the control he
exercised over the production. No scenes are
wasted. There is some coincidence but this does
not intrude into the film. There is also some
attempt to create a lyrical sense through the
use of the color white, but these scenes are few
and brief.
If you enjoy a movie that moves instead of
trying to pretend it's a poem, Stavisky is that
consisted of a series of unrelated
situations or brief sketches, each of
which boasts a different cast.
There is neither a plot or a story
line to unify these situations. Instead, the audience is led from
one situation into the next by the
characters. A central character of
one situation is brought into contact with a character who will have
a central position in the next
situation and the focus switches
from one to the other. Thus there is
a more or less easy transition from
one situation to another.
While Bunuel uses this
technique, the film moves in an
interesting fashion, assisted by the
light comic tone. The problem is
that Bunuel drops this transitional
device as the tone of the movie
shifts into weightier matters. The
comedy becomes blacker, consorting with incest, necrophilia and
murder. At the same time, the
situations become completely
disjointed as the director refuses to
make a concession to transitions
from one situation to the next.
The result is a displacement of
the audience within the film. The
picture loses any semblance of
coherence and I found myself both
bored and impatient with it.
Consequently, when the thing
ended, I discovered I could care
less what the film was doing. Instead of being caught up in the
film, I was uninterested in it.
It's not difficult to see what
Bunuel was about in this film.
Presumably, the more disconnected situations get the more
freaked the audience is supposed to
get. Bunuel was trying to lean on
the edges of our rational sense of
orderly progression. Yet, what
seems to have happened is that the
audience is left behind. There is
simply too little in the film to get
one through it.
While there are certainly some
excellent scenes in the Phantom of
Liberte, the film ultimately shows
the danger of a film maker getting
too tied up in his own trip.
Page Friday. 4
Friday, March 7, 1975 Since staffer Boyd McConnell has investigated
ultra-love shops, a dating service and the downtown
whore trade for The Ubyssey, he seemed a natural to
interview porno film star Linda Lovelace.
I was goint to ask Linda Lovelace if her
voice dropped three octaves after her
performance in Deep Throat. I was going to
ask her if she had any pointers on stretching
vocal chords. I was to go ask Linda Lovelace
a lot of dumb, stupid questions because I
- figured she was a dumb and stupid — Hell,
any person that gets paid a measly $1,250 for
the lead role in a move that grossed $50
million has to be stupid.
Well, Linda isn't stupid, that's for sure.
On a whirlwind promotional tour for her
new film, Linda Lovelace For President
(opening Mar. 7 at the Orpheum), the
woman who made fellatio comparable to
both sword-swallowing and clarinet-playing
was interviewed by Page Friday last
Thursday at the International Suite in the
Bayshore Inn.
While I was waiting in the den for
Lovelace, the previous questions flashed
through my mind, some wild fantasies, and
some preconceptions of what she would be
like. I thought she'd probably be ugly
because she was in a porno-flick — Who's
good-looking in a porno-flick? I also thought
she'd be flatter than a frying pan and very
When she came into the den with another
guy, two of my conjectures were proved
false. With the guy there I couldn't see any
of my fantasies realizing themselves; and
she wasnt'tugly.
The guy with her, who said his name was
Larry something and expressly told me he
wasn't "Linda's lover", starting talking. I
figured Lovelace would just sit there and let
Larry do all the talking so she wouldn't say
anything stupid.
I started out asking dumb questions. Like,
where she was born (New York, the Bronx)
and what her education consisted of ("I quit
college after first year; it was just an extension of high school . . . which was just an
extension of grade school). I could tell that
the questions I started with were pretty
unoriginal, not to mention boring.
Lovelace asked, after I suggested that the
routine of repeating interviews covering
essentially the same material must get
boring, whether I got bored interviewing
people. I told her it wasn't the same because
everyone I interviewed was like a different
area of study, whereas, being interviewed
suggests you're retelling the same stuff.
Linda replied that it wasn't the interview,
but the interviewer: "I really like people.
You know, once you get through all the
bullshit, then you discover what the person
is really like. People are probably always
uptight when they meet stars, but after that
wearsoff, they find that we're human, too."
If that comment sounds like a cliche, it
really isn't. In her upcoming film, Lovelace
said the plot is far more substantial than the
one in Deep Throat. She started classifying
the film in the lexicon of pornographers:
"You see, this is soft-core porn, not really
like Deep Throat. It's an X, but no
penetration ..." Stuff like that, most of
which I didn't comprehend, not being a
porno afficionado.
She said the film is a blend of many
themes. "You can't do a film like Linda
Lovelace For President on a $25,000 budget:
there's too much to do."
I asked here what the film is about. She
Latest Dylan album,
veers off the trach
Is Blood on the Tracks the masterpiece that all the pre-release
propaganda hinted at?
Not really. It has been packaged as an elegy to a moment in
history — the late 60s, early 70s, when flower-power put on the
disguise of radical politics and finally fell apart into the splintered
sects of Theodore Roszak's Aquarian frontier.
And as an elegy it works well, in a continuum with Jackson
Browne's After the Deluge and some of Cohen's songs. The problem
Bob Dylan.
Blood on the Tracks.
Columbia Records.
is that none of the songs is really strong enough to deserve the title
"masterpiece". Nothing on Blood on the Tracks is as brilliant as
Going Going Gone, Forever Young, or Dirge from Dylan's previous
album Planet Waves.
What is here is the usual dependable efficiency you'd expect from
Dylan: strong melodies, fast-paced arrangements, and lyricism
which at times is startlingly surreal, and other times dissipated by
easy rhymes and banal perceptions.
The album does two things: it summarizes Dylan's career to
date: and it marks a return to personal themes, enlarging on the
direction taken by Planet Waves.
The finest tracks on the album are in the same style as the last
album, whereas the long allegorical narrative Lily, Rosemary and
the Jack of Hearts harks back to the days of John Wesley Harding
and pretentious lyrics which hint at dark meetings while conveying
little but a catchy tune..
Meet Me in the Morning, Buckets of Rain, and You're Gonna
Make Me Lonesome When You Go belong together as whining blues
numbers where, at times, Dylan's voice is so high-pitched as to
verge on self-parody. The lyrics are of the "Honey you treat me so
unkind" variety, although there is a welcome note of self-mockery
on You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go:
Relationships have all turned bad,
Mine have been like Verlaine's and Rimbaud's,
But there's no way I can compare
All them scenes to this affair.
These are survival songs, in which Dylan looks back on his
earliest days and broods on his old love affairs and the things he
came through.
Tangled  Up  in Blue is  a  successful  opening  song  which
establishes both the prevailing tone of the album with its jaunty
melody and captures the survival ethic behind the lyrics, as Dylan
recalls the days when he lived in
A basement down the stairs,
There was music in the cafes at night
And Revolution in the air,
Then he started into dealing with slaves
And something inside of him died,
She had to sell off the things she owned
And froze up inside,
And when finally the bottom fell out
I became withdrawn,
The only thing I knew how to do
Was to keep on keeping on:
Simple Twist of Fate and You're A Big Girl Now are two more of
the album's more successful tracks, again recalling the pain of a
love affair when the woman has left the singer brooding with a
mellowed sense of melancholy.
Idiot Wind is the harshest song of all, a long, angry protest which
calls into question the security of any relationship, as the singer
goes "down the tracks to ecstasy pounded by your memory" and
You'll never know the hurt I've suffered
Nor the pain I rise above,
And I'll never know the same about you,
Your holiness or your kind of love,
And it makes me feel so sorry.
This is a dark world where even long-term relationships collapse
on mutual mistrust.
Even you, yesterday,
You had to ask where was I,
I couldn't believe after all these years
You didn't know me better than that
the singer ruefully remarks, crying that his lover is an idiot.
The latent chauvinism of the refrain is carefully qualified by the
last two lines, though, where the singer realizes that he is an idiot
Shelter From the Storm offers another insight into the "other
lifetime" of the distant past, again featuring the woman as angel
and destroyer:
I bargained for salvation,
She gave me a lethal dose,
I offered up my innocence,
And got repaid with scorn.
It's one of the finest songs on the album, and conjures up the
landscapes of Desolation Row, softened by time.
What these songs do is play a series of variations on very
traditional romantic themes to the extent that each time it's like a
different version of the same song. The woman has always left the
singer, and the singer is always alone. It's Cohen's world, but
brightened by Dylan's liking for almost merry arrangements,
qualifying the downer-direction of the words.
In terms of this traditionalism the best song on the whole album
must surely be If You See Her Say Hello where the singer finally
comes to terms with his shattered feelings for a woman he once
loved, who left him to live in a foreign land.
The anger and the bitterness have been erased here by a
recognition of the other person's individuality and the achievement
of a kind of tranquility:
And though our separation
It pierced me to my heart,
She still lives inside of me,
We've never been apart.
Blood on the Tracks achieves its moments of placid resignation,
then, but ultimately reminds that all relationships are fragile and
shadowed by the energies of the idiot wind.
said it satirizes politics, sexual hang-ups,
and extremist groups.
"You see," she added "these guys are
looking for a presidential candidate; they
.find me and I'm perfect. There're a whole
bunch of groups from Gay Lib to the Impeach Luther Burbank Committee who
nominate me for president. I campaign
throughout the states, an assasin's after me,
the whole thing's a riot."
However, she maintains, it's a movie
striving for something. She said it says,
"let's not get uptight about everything."
. The film, she said, has a cast of over a
thousand and was shot on 120 locations
throughout the U.S. "There are so many
funny people in the cast," she said, "the
guys who played in Car Where Are You?
Mickey Dolenz from the Monkees, and a
whole bunch of 'funny' people."
Actually, With names of characters like
Abdul Ali Umagooma, Adolph Von Luft-
wafter, B.S., Mayor Wasp, Wally Anchorman,  Huck,    Phlegm,   Honest John,
Linda L.... not stupid.
Rocky Brooksbrother, Ronald Trixie, Rev.
Oral Sacrifice, The Shiek, Gross Man and
the like, the film could prove to be hilarious.
Lovelace said it is funny as in Groucho
Marx's and Mel Brook's fashion.
Lovelace also said the film had a million
dollar budget and a half a million dollar
advertising budget.
About her future Linda said: "I've got so
many script offers it's unbelievable." Larry
said they'd been offered three scripts just
while in Vancouver. Also, there were offers
from Rome, Spain and maybe France: "just
having us over there at their expense so we
can read scripts. We don't even have to
accept them," he stressed.
I wondered about her welfare after only
receiving $1,250 for Deep Throat. Lovelace
replied that she can get a great deal of
money for speaking engagements and "ever
sinceDeep Throat, I've never looked back."
It was about that time when Larry
clarified his position: "I'm Linda's coordinator. Don't think we're lovers.
Somebody printed something to that effect."
"Yeah," Linda echoed, "we're free;
that's the whole thing: to be free." I asked
her that, perhaps, fame had infringed upon
her freedom, people always flocking around
her when she went out. She said she liked it
that way because she likes people.
I left with the feeling that Linda Lovelace
isn't stupid. She's a pretty smart, and attractive, businesswoman and entertainer.
Christ, in this movie she's getting a salary
as well as a percentage of the gross (no pun
Friday, March 7,  1975
THE      U B YS SE Y
Page Friday, 5 booksbooksbooksbooksbooksbooksbooksbooksbooksbooksbooksl
Aw hell, just watch me do it
Little boy with equipment bag
over shoulder: "Excuse me, sir,
how do I get to the Montreal
Man: "Practice, kid, practice."
Anyone who knows the answer to
the question, "What is Paul
Henderson famous  for?"   also
knows the number one topic of
hockey   fan   arguments   isn't   is
Bobby Orr: My Game
by Bobby Orr with Mark Mulvoy
Little,   Brown,   $10.95   hardcover.
expansion bad for hockey or not?
Or is Frank Mahovlich as good as
I'm the Golden Kid . .. buy my book to find out all about my youth,
dad Doug and the old times in Parry Sound. Hockey? Yeah, there's
some tips and stuff in here too.
they say he is? Rather, the big
question is whether our hockey
program is worse than the Russian
hockey program.
The consensus is that the
Russians'system is better; and the
gap between Canadian and
Russian hockey is growing. The
only way we can offset this is to
teach our kids the "fundamentals"
of hockey — skating, stick-
handling, passing, checking — if
we ever want to be as good as
Russian hockey players again.
With this in mind, Mark Mulvoy,
Sports Illustrated's token hockey
writer, bought himself a portable
tape recorder and headed up to
Bobby Orr's summer hockey camp
and chatted with the great man
himself. They talked about the
usual hockey-book staples — trivia
and the star's outlook on life — but
spent most of the time talking
about instructional stuff; in other
words, Bobby Orr's hockey tips for
Mulvoy then went back to New
York and transcribed the tapes and
added a bunch of "instructional"
photographs plus some artsy
strobe and blur-color photos, to
produce this book.
The result is less than successful,
except perhaps in a financial
sense. Orr's advice usually consists of explaining how he does
something, followed by disclaimer
that, although he does things such
a way, young kids shouldn't
necessarily do so. This, in turn, is
followed by Orr's best advice:
"practice, kid, practice."
This sort of thing makes up most
of the book. And the only time My
Game ever gets interesting is when
Orr starts talking about philosophy
or comes up with some hockey
The trivia is really fantastic. For
example: Who wore number 4 for
the Bruins before Orr came along
in 1967? You don't know? Why,
Alphonse "Junior" Langlois, of
And, during the 1969-70 season
when the Bruins set an NHL record
by having no less than 10 20-goal
scorers, who were they? Just in
Saucer booh grounded
As someone hopelessly infatuated by flying saucers
and sea-serpents, I was looking forward to reviewing
this book.
Alas, disappointment soon set in.
Written by the author of True Tales of Buried
Treasure and over 80 other similar tomes, this book is
Edward Rowe Snow,
Supernatural Mysteries and Other Tales,
Dodd, Mead & Co. $8.95.
largely a rehash of topics which any mystery buff will
find very exhausted indeed — the Bermuda triangle,
the Flying Dutchman, the Daedalus sea-serpent
Although the author modestly remarks that he has
"indulged in intense research" on the subject of sea
monsters for 50 years, his revelations range from the
second-hand to such gems of trivia as "A Mr.
Crockett evidentally observed two sea serpents
together about the year 1787."
Disappointment soon changed to irritation when I
came across isolated remarks like "Incidentally, the
first picture ever made of a flying saucer, it is said,
was taken on August 12th, 1883." Without
documentation this kind of statement is infuriating.
We are expected to accept it on trust, but this is even
more difficult when the book not only lacks any attribution of sources of bibliography but is also
lavished with many errors.
For example, Snow claims ridiculously, The
Tempest was "probably Shakespeare's last play"
and manages to misquote Ariel's song.  He also
erroneously refers to "the Loch Ness Monster Investigation team," which never, in fact, used the
loaded term "monster" in its activities at all (I know,
damn it, I was a member).
The title of Snow's book is misleading, becuase it is
largely an incoherent anthology of fairly ordinary
events like shipwrecks. The illustrations consist of
largely-familiar sea-serpent engravings and a
photograph of the author about to drink tea.
Furthermore, Snow's style is horrendously bad.
"Proud steamers" sink to their doom, "frightful
surf" pushes against rocky islands; while "dreaded
ice packs" crash against "fearsome" coastlines. And
so on, interminably.
In the end, though, you can't help enjoying this book
because it is so hilariously unaware of its own ironies.
Snow solemnly relates the pursuit of a sea-serpent by
a 19th century whaling ship:
"Our courage is at stake, even our manhood," the
Captain told his men, asking for volunteers to chase
the hideous beastie. "Every American seaman on
board stepped forward, and all the others except one
native and two from Britain." Say no more.
I was relieved to learn that the Arkansas senate
passed a law in 1973 "making it illegal to assault a
My favorite part in the book is the author's
fleetingly vague reference to "a book by Charles
Fort" to which he attaches a footnote: "His account
of a snowflake weighing several hundred pounds
which landed in India has always fascinated me."
Snow also has a distressing habit of triumphantly
quoting extremely mediocre verse. Can the man
really exist? It is difficult to believe so.
case you're ever asked, they are:
Orr, Phil Esposito, Johnny Bucyk,
Wayne Cashman, Ken Hodge, Fred
Stanfield, Derek Sanderson,
Wayne Carleton, Johnny McKenzie
and Ed Westfall.
There's more good trivia, too,
including Orr's junior teams and
teammates, brothers, parents and
the like. But not $11 worth.
We'll close on a philosophical
note: "We ware playing against
the Islanders in New York, and I
had just returned to the Bruins'
lineup after missing three weeks of
early season schedule with some
lingering knee problems.
"Midway through the first period
of that game we had a face off to
the right of the Islanders' goalie,
and Tom Johnson, our coach at the
time, sent me out for my first shift.
I positioned myself in the middle of
the ice, about 10 feet inside the blue
line, and sure enough, Phil
Esposito won the face off and slid
the puck back to me. It was sliding
smoothly — perfect for a slap shot
— so I drew back my stick, slapped
at the puck and then watched it fly
through a maze of players and over
the goaltender's shoulder.
So that's how he does it.
Katherine Ross
Paula Prentiss
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4:50, 7:10, 9:30
SHOWS at 12:15,
2:35, 5:00, 7:30,
SUNDAY at 2:35,
Warning — Occasional
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of perverted sex
R. McDonald
B.C. Director
SHOWS AT: 12:15, 2:05
4, 6, 7:45, 9:40
Evenings 7 & 9:15
Matinees Sat. & Sun.
2 P.M.
MWBIt at 18 th
Scenes From A Marriage'
Liv Ullman
MATURE — Some sex scenes.
R. McDonald, B.C. Director
DUNBAR at 30th
4375 W. 10th
Directed by ALAIN RESNAIS Screenplay by JORGE SEMPRUN   SHOWS AT 7:30  9-30
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Friday, March  7,  1975 musicmusicmusicmusicmusicmusicmusicmusicmusicmusicmusic.
Mahler performance powerful
In planning their programs, the
Vancouver Symphony probably
assumes that the audiences for the
main concert series will consist of
devoted music listeners with an
ability to understand what is
played to them. Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C Minor
(Resurrection) is a work requiring
much attention and musical
comprehension. Although the
applause was vigorous at the end of
the performance  on  Monday,   I
wonder if the piece's • complexity
was fully appreciated by everyone.
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was
the last of the great German
post-Romantic symphony composers. In his nine symphonies,
works of a long and complex
nature demanding enormous
performing resources, he tried to
combine all sorts and conceptions
of music, from songs and marches
to nature painting and emotional
struggles. The second symphony
(1886-1888)   requires  a   huge  or-
Piercing Price still has it,
voice is aural experience
The Leontyne Price concert last Friday threw the audience at Queen
Elizabeth Theatre into a panic. Price's voice remains surely the most
powerful on the concert stage and people in the first 20 or 30 rows had
more than an aural experience. The incredible fortes of hoe high range
first startle, then pierce the ear. Her concerts must always be knock-outs.
The program showed Price's continuing desire to establish herself as a
"lied" (German song of ballad king) and song interpreter. To open,
though, were two opera arias, Se Pieta from Handel's Julius Caesar, and
the recitative and aria D'Oreste, d'Ajace from Mozart's Idomeneo — both
sung on the heavy side. The Handel deserved a more delicate treatment
and the Mozart aria sounded unidiomatic.
The program continued with Schubert. Here the sacrifice of dimension
and charm for operatic spread was really displeasing. Schubert's songs
are not vehicles for vocal display alone.
Apparently not choice material for Price, the songs by David Garvey,
her accompanist that eveing fared as poorly. The hic-cuppy spinning
wheel in Gretchen am Spinnrade, and the over-all lack of insight in the
three other songs played, failed the beauty of Schubert's writing. This
was an altogether disappointing portion of the eveing.
Popular Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff songs followed and these were
opulent, pleasurable moments. Price's smooth, high voice shoed
beautiful vocalization as the melodies rolled along.
Later, the'selection of Henri Duparc songs was an admirable precedent
to the Hermit Songs, Op. 29 of Samuel Barber. In both cases the soprano
seemed eager to surround the inner sense of the songs with control. The
decadent, romantic French poetry of the Duparc songs provided lovely
moments for Price's legato style.
Samuel Barber's expressive Hermit Songs are the soprano's material.
From the first of these to the end of the cycle of 10, Price shaped with
hymn-like care the sentiment of each.
The program ended with two spirituals. Both, surprisingly, lacked
earthiness. The soprano does not possess a remarkable bottom to her
voice and this may account for her rarified interpretation of this soul
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chestra with twice the normal
number of woodwind and brass,
four or more harps, bells, organ,
and alto, soprano and chorus. With
guest solosits Gloria Doubleday,
alto, and Margarita Noye, soprano,
Simon Streatfeild produced an
impressive performance of this
overpowering work.
Mahler, in his symphonies, like
Wagner in his operas, tries to unite
music with philosophy. He
struggles emotionally against
death and the universe. He wanted
each symphony to be in itself "a
world." The end of the 19th-century, the period during which the
second symphony was written, was
an external inspiration to Mahler's
mental warfare as it was a time of
great social and political upheaval
in Europe.
In the first movement the
composer struggles with life and
death. The music depicts the
funeral of a hero; so appropriately
the Vancouver Symphony conveyed a macabre atmosphere in
their performance. As the
movement  continues   a   quick
funeral march emerges and then is
drowned out, only to emerge again
later on, muffled and slower. Solo
instruments came through well,
especially flute and violin. The
brass was clean and clear cut and
the tuba held a solid bass.
The Andante Moderato is based
on a stately minuet theme or a slow
watlz. It was a pity that Streatfeild
used only two harps. It is understandable why the composer
asks for four or more since a
meagre two are drowned out. Only
on three occasions did I ever hear
them on Monday, twice in the
second movement and once in the
The third movement is a symphonic adaptation of one of the
songs from Mahler's Des Knaben
Wunderhorn (1938-1899), a cycle
based on folk poems. The brief
fourth movement again uses this
song cycle, employing both words
and music in an alto solo.
The finale opens with a tutti
which dies away to reveal off-stage
horns playing a trumpet call. An
air of expectation grows as the
Last Trumpet calls again and the
horror of the Last Judgment is
revealed. The soprano, Noye,
came in with conviction singing
The End Of All Life Has Come. But
she was proven wrong as the a
capella choir, like a host of angels,
sang of resurrection, life after
death. The alto soloist joined the
chorus and together they brought
the work to a dramatic close.
As in Beethoven's ninth symphony, voices are introduced in the
finale to give vent to feelings which
instruments alone cannot convey.
The Vancouver Bach Choir sang
with control and added an indescribable solemn tranquility.
In a symphony which is expanded over a period of 90 minutes,
the structural sections are
naturally stretched and there is a
temptation to play each as a whole,
thus losing the over-all building up
and make the finale anticlimactic.
But Streatfeild kept control, and
even if the work was too heavy for
some, its sheer power was carried
across by the orchestra in a
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Page Friday, 7 dramadramadramadramadramadramad
Love's labor good
It's iambic pentameter, renaissance rock-and-roll.
It's a lighthearted sunshine musical. It's the lighter
not the darker side of Shakespearean lit creature with
lyrical love and laughter. It's Richard Ouzounian and
Marek Norman's version of the Bard's Love's
Labour's Lost, a musical rock festival on stage. Now
playing at the York Theatre until at least the 15th of
the month it's also the Vancouver Little Theatre
Association's biggest hit of the year.	
Love's Labour's Lost
by William Shakespeare
directed by Richard Ouzounian
music arranged by Marek Norman
starring JeffHyslop, Jane Mortifee, Kathleen Payne,
Hugh Stansfield
at the York Theatre.	
This humble hack reviewer, luckily enough, was
able to actually wedge an interview word in edgewise
while buttonholing Richard Ouzounian, the enfant
terrible of the Vancouver dramatic world. For both
he and partner Marek Norman are the past musical
magicians of UBC's Mussoc, who staged the rock
opera Macbeth a couple of years ago. They are
therefore using that same formula, says adapter-
lyricist-director Ouzounian, to try and recreate some
of their modest past success with Love's Labour's
Lost. "About a third of the play's text is gospel
Shakespeare," said Ouzounian" and all 16 full-scale
musical numbers.are ours."
As the music is such an all-important part of the
production, it should be noted that all 16 set numbers
were arranged by Norman to Ouzounian's lyrics. The
multi-talented Norman also directed the music and
conducted it on the backstage piano. He leads a trio of
hip Musician's Union members, supporting him on
drums, bass and electric guitar.
Jeff Hyslop was outstanding as the show's dancing
choreographer in the role of Berowne, the once
cynical courtier of the King of Navarre. The skeletal
Shakespearean bone-of-plot, which the duo-dynamics
" of Norman and Ouzounian flesh out with 50s rock-and-
roll isn't too complicated.
Hyslop's character Berowne and fellow courtiers,
Lord Longaville (Nicholas Rice) and Dumaine
(Robert Carey), are forced to sign a monkish oath by
their King of Navarre (Hugh Stansfield). The oath is
a contract forbidding female contact and companionship ("of any kind, my King?") while at court,
in favor of healthy scholarship.
f The giggle of gals who arrive on the scene to make
the boys break all of their vows are the Princess of
France   (Kathleen Payne)   and  her  three  hand
maidens, Rosaline (Jane Mortifee — sister of
songstress Anne Mortifee), Maria (Pamela Schwartz), and lovely Katherine (Michelle Fisk). The
boys chase the girls until the gals catch'em, runs this
basic comic plot with a half hitch in its ending.
Christopher Moss introduces the play, playing Will
Shakespeare and leading the company in the intro
tune The World Is Love. Moss then doubles up and
becomes the gal's confidant and go-betwixt Boyet.
But this rendition of Shakespeare's play moves
definitely to the beat of its band and the jive-lively
song and dance numbers. Berowne's ironic laughter,
"The Marrying Kind I'm Not. . ." is short-lived just
as he is soon hooked, head over dancing boot heels by
the well rounded Rosaline..
Berowne, the once "endless sleeping frost" as far
as women were concerned, pastorally swoons his love
for Roz in Hey Love.
Then he leaps about the stage in an energetic
dance. The giggling girls go hunting in the forest for
"a far fairer shot" to the soft melancholy of Where is
The One. Boyet, their manservant, coyly asks them,
"Who's the deer they're hunting?"
Berowne hides with his lovesick wit as he watches
his courtier comrades admit their own broken vows
one by one while spying upon them. Even the King
admits his falling out of oath over his love of the
pretty Princess as Berowne snickers from concealment: "Ha, cupid's bird-bolt hast thumped him
too." Longaville waxes haplessly poetic over his little
love, Maria, as Berowne laments upon tall
Longaville's lengthy "sweet Maria, empress of mine
eyes." These lovers really swing to the riotous rendition of The Iambic Pentameter Rag.
Dumaine and Kate are the next pair of "pickpurses
in love" as they get the whole company grooving to
the warmglow tempo of their duet Sunshine, I'm A-
Coming. Hot "young blood doth not obey an old
decree" they joyously agree for all of the play takes
place in the pastoral paradise of the King of
Navarre's parkland.
Alas such sustained romantic magic fades when the
Princess' father dies and she must leave with her
maids for "12 m o n t h s of mourning." Each pair of
starcrossed lovers sing Let's Not Say Goodby and
pledge a well-wedded reunion in a year to each other.
Then Norman's keyboard leads off the whole company, and a good portion of the audience, in the hand-
clapping extro Benediction.
Well played, well sung, well danced (especially by
the exciting Mr. Hyslop) the whole show that
Ouzounian and Norman adapted and scored was
indeed a musical marvel and delight. "Well wrought
me lads," the bard himself might have said of 0 & N.
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To oppose bottle ban
Give Davis a nickel, coalition says
OTTAWA (CUP) — A province-
wide campaign has been started to
get people to send Premier Bill
Davis a nickel, and the Tory
bagmen aren't behind it.
But that's what Pollution Probe
of Ottawa and Toronto and other
members of the Garbage Coalition
are asking Ontarions to do.
The coalition is asking people to
send Davis a nickel, the deposit on
one returnable bottle, to show their
opposition to the recent decision of
his government to ban non-
returnable bottles.
"The Environmental Minister's
own Solid Waste Task Force
Report shows conclusively that a
system of soft drink packaging
using only returnable bottles would
save Ontario consumers over $7.7
million every year," said George
Matheson, one of the campaign
He said a ban on non-returnables
would   also   save   a   significant
amount of energy and nonrenewable resources used in
manufacturing, would reduce litter
and provide increased employment.
"In light of this evidence, the
recent announcement by environment minister William
Newman    not    to    ban    non-
returnables is irresponsible. We
are calling upon Premier Davis to
overturn this disastrous policy,"
said Matheson.
The major thrust of the campaign will be a mobile display
caravan moving across Ontario in
the first two weeks in March. A 40-
foot tractor trailer will house a
walk-through display showing the
social and environmental benefits
of a return to returnables.
The expected 8,000 visitors will
be urged to send Davis one nickel,
symbolizing their concern for the
The Garbage Coalition will also
present a collection of nickels to
Sloth natural — van der Kamp
Failures to gather quorums at
recent Alma Mater Society council
meetings is natural toward the end
of the year," says AMS presidentelect Jake van der Kamp.
"Council has always been like
this, he said Thursday. "Interest
fades at the end of the year."
The last four consecutive council
meetings have been cancelled or
cut short due to a lack of a quorum.
"There's   nothing   we   can   do
about the old council, because they
haven't many meetings left," said
van der Kamp. "But at next week's
council, newly-elected members
will vote for the first time.
"If they don't appear we'll talke
to them about it."
He said interest in council could
be revived by "personal interaction between council and the
"Past executives  have  been
separate from council," he said.
"They took care of business
without consulting council."
Current AMS treasurer Dave
Theessen said one of Student
Unity's plans is to have the new
council start one month earlier.
"By having eager, new council
members come in before the year
ends, interest will be kept up," said
Theesen; who is also Student
Unity's treasurer-elect.
Davis at Queen's Park in Toronto
on March 17, and will urge him to
use the money to print new
regulations banning non-
The caravan will start from
Ottawa on March 17, and will visit
12 other centres throughout the
province. It will be in Kingston on
March 6, Peterborough March 7,
Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph area
March 10, London March 11, and
St. Catherines on March 12.
"If enough people write to the
premier on this issue, we are
confident the government will
change its policy. The facts are so
clearly on our side," Matheson
York profs pay unequal
TORONTO (CUP) — The York
University status of women group
is asking the university administration to set aside $229,000 as
two years full pay for unequally
paid faculty members.
During the three year study, the
women found full-time women
faculty members receive salaries
averaging $500 less per year than
comparable male salaries.
They also found men at the instructor level earn on the average
less than women in the same
So the women are seeking
payment to equalize salaries
retroactive to two years ago.
The force has requested an
additional $114,500 to adjust the
present salaries of the female profs
and male instructors.
The. report also demands better
day care facilities, improved
guidance counselling available to
women and the establishment of a
permanent senate committee to
review the problems facing part-
time faculty members.
The report also says:
• about 95 per cent of the non-
unionized support staff is female;
e "practically no" senior administrative staff members are
o only one woman is a dean and
few are department heads;
o while about 40 per cent of the
undergraduate student body is
female, only 19.8 per cent of
graduate students are women;
e the amount accruing to women
under the York pension plan is 10
per cent less than that accruing to
comparable males;
o the spouse of a male employee
is entitled to pension payments
after her husband's death, the
spouse of a woman cannot claim
payments after his wife dies.
The senate, presented with the
report two weeks ago, has not yet
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Dr. Rivka Weiss Bar-Yosef
Head of the Department of Sociology, Hebrew University,
Jerusalem, talks about
Israeli Kibbutz Society
tuesday,  mar. 11
at 12:30p.m.
SUB auditorium.
This lecture sponsored by the Department of Women's
Studies, Hillel House, the Dean of Women's office and
Students for Israel Committee.
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Hot flashes
Israel week happens next week.
Events to be included in the week
are: a wandering Israeli minstrel,
an Israeli jewellery display in
SUB, and a felafel (Middle East
hamburger) stand, noon
Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday in SUB 200.
Speakers are Dov Jacobson on
teaching in an Arabic village, noon
Monday, SUB 212 and Rivka
Weiss Bar-Yosef on women in
Israeli Kibbutz society, noon
Tuesday in the SUB auditorium.
The Canadian Union of Public
Employees' UBC local strike
committee will meet again
Monday night to continue
discussions on the current
contract negotiations and possible
strike strategy.
'Tween classes
Executive meeting, noon, SUB 224.
Bishop Frank Taylor speaks on the
mormons and temples, noon, Angus
Fellowship    meeting,    7:30    p.m., ,
1962 Acadia Road.
Dance to Hurricane, International
Pick up daycare protest petitions,
all day, SUB 230.
General meeting, noon, SUB clubs
Jacquie Henderson speaks on
history of International women's
day, 8 p.m., 1208 Granville.
Wycliffe   Bible   translation,
SUB 205.
Panel discussion on the nature and
causes of Soviet imperialism with
political science prof Paul Marantz
and Hardial Bains, Communist Party
of Canada (Marxist-Leninist- chairman, (noon, SUB 207-209; also
closing session of symposium
against superpower politics, 7:30
p.m., Bu. 100.
Your friendly campus dealer is still
here selling pot every noon hour in
Fellowship    meeting,    7:30    p.m.,
1962 Acadia Road.
General meeting, noon, IH upper
Oceanography prof Paul LeBlond
speaks on the oceanography of
Siberian waters, part of the department's Siberian series, noon, Bu.
Discussion, noon, SUB 211.
Ghana independence anniversary, 8
p.m., IH upper lounge.
Annual UBC skydiving club student
competition,  all  day  Saturday and
Sunday,   Chilliwack  Municipal  Airport.
Spring carnival, 10 a.m., Kitsilano
yacht club.
Piano graduation recital by Susanne
Lee,    2:30    p.m.,    music    building
recital hall.
Class series on dynamics of world
revolution, 2:30 p.m., 1208 Granville.
University of Edinburgh economics
prof T. C Smout speaks on
Scotland's experience with the
plague, 8 p.m. grad centre committee room: also at noon, Lasserre
105, Smout on the Scottish enlightenment.
Terry Anderson speaks on the ethics
of death: a case study approach, 7
p.m., Bu. 1221.
General meeting, 8:30 p.m., SUB
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Page 15
UBC oarsmen wet feet with win
The UBC oarsmen have embarked, on this year's voyage in
search of fame and glory.
The 'Birds' varsity eight opened
their spring season with an easy
four-length win over an ''old boys"
eight composed of former 'Bird
rowers, seven of whom were
former Canadian champions still
in active training. UBC finished 11
seconds in front of the runners-up,
who straggled in a full four lengths
The Thunderbirds have
traditionally been one of the
strongest rowing teams in the
country, winning numerous
national titles and even bringing
home medals from the Olympic
The 'Birds practice in Coal
Harbour beside Stanley Park
whenever the weather and boat
traffic allow. During the winter,
practising is necessarily curtailed,
but the team -follows training
programs on land.
One popular method of winter
training for- rowing teams in the
colder areas of the land is crosscountry skiing. Marathon races of
up to 100 miles add immeasurably
to the stamina of the arms and
legs. Stephen Price, a sometime
rower, recently completed a 100
mile marathon in an overnight
hike, garnering a Coureur de Bois
gold medal. Only six of 94 starters
finished the course.
A number of out-of-the-ordinary
hazards  face the  'Birds'   crews
Soccer 'Birds may lose stars
when practicing out on the Coal
Harbour waters. According to a
reliable source, ferries, driftwood,
dead seagulls, and even other
shells are hazards to the oarsmen.
"We sometimes had to practice
in fog, which made for some pretty
weird rowing," said former cox
Gracie Eng.
"One time a shell was rammed
by another shell at full racing
speed," she said.
"Even without the fog, strange
things happen. One time we had to
dodge around a ferry in the middle
of a race. We always had to be alert
for driftwood — even full sized
logs. And we could never rule out
aerial bombardment from the local
bird population."
"Another time, when we were
racing a group of sailboats was
right in our way, and refused to
move. We refused too, and went
right through them. How we ever
avoided colisions that time I'll
never know."
At least three, and possibly four,
UBC Thunderbirds soccer players
will not be eligible to play for the
'Birds next year unless the
Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic
Union change their present rule
which bans all players who play for
professional teams to play in intercollegiate sports.
According to the present rule, it
makes no difference if the players
sign professional or amateur
contracts with the professional
teams. As long as these players
play for the professional teams,
they are ineligible to play for any
college team.
So far three UBC players have
signed for the Vancouver
Whitecaps. The three, Greg Weber,
Darryl Samson and Brian Budd, all
played for the Whitecaps last year
and are in the 'Birds team this
season only because the C.I.A.U.
ruling on soccer was passed last
summer and isn't retroactive.
However if they play for the
Whitecaps this season they will not
be able to turn out for the 'Birds
next term.
UBC soccer coach Joe Johnson
said he and his counterparts across
the country have drawn up a
recommendation which they hope
will change the athletics directors'
minds when they meet in June.
A fourth UBC player whom
Johnson refused to name will also
be effected by the C.I.A.U. decision
this June.
According to Johnson, this
player signed an amateur contract
with an American NASL team.
However this does not mean he
will be playing soccer this summer
for nothing. The club has agreed to
give him a new car, plus a place to
stay for the season. On top of that
his tuition fees next year will be,
paid for the club.
This is nothing compared to the
amount that this club will be
making from this player's services, but it does not make him any
more of an amateur either.
Taking this into the account, the
athletics directors may be justified
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7:30 - HARDIAL BAINS, Chairman of the Communist
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on: The World Situation, The Threat Of World
War, And The Role Of The Two Superpowers.
8:30 — Break For Coffee And Informal Discussion.
9:00-JACK   SCOTT,   labour   historian,   will   deliver
some   general   remarks   on   the   necessity   of
opposing the two superpowers.
Following Jack Scott,
There Will Be Brief Messages From Various Organizations,
Resolutions And Announcements.
in treating the amateurs the same
way they treat the professionals,
but there seems to be no reason
why the college players should be
barred from C.I.A.U. championships at all. If these players
are good enough there is no reason
they should be kept from playing
with their peers. Putting a ban on
college athletes who are good
enough to compete with
professionals is no way to improve
the game. You simply do not get
rid of good players to improve the
quality of the game.
Despite all the obstacles, the
Bird team appears to be headed for
a successful year. Their time of 6
minutes 26 seconds in the race
against the old boys was considered very good for this time of
year and improvement is
inevitable, say team members.
The UBC team is rowing against
Western Washington this weekend
and hopes for a convincing win.
The 'Birds won by 3-4 lengths in the
The long season, which extends
through May, aims at the Western
sprints to be held at Long Beach,
California late in May. All the
crews of the west coast from San
Diego to Vancouver compete in the
Members of the varsity eight are
Milt Stevenson, Jim Scott, John
Bodnar, Ken Pontifex, Doug
Mullins, Bill Trembath, Ken Rae,
Fred Withers, and Mike Conway
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The following nominations have been received:
CAROL V. GOULET (Third Year)
Commerce and Business Administration
HENRY S. BERGMAN (Second Year)
JOHN M. SEHMER (Second Year)
GLENN P. TAYLOR (Third Year)
Pharmaceutical Sciences
RON M. WALLS (Fourth Year)
Tuesday, March 11, 1975,
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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ARTS (including Home Economics, Librarianship and Social Work)
MEDICINE (including 1st and 2nd Year Medicine and 2nd and
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Friday, March 7,  1975
Prairie student unions coming?
Four UBC reps will attend a
conference in Saskatoon this
weekend to discuss founding
provincial student unions in
Alberta and Saskatchewan.
But although delegate Jake van
der Kamp thinks the conference
will likely be productive, he said
Thursday he thinks sending four
'eps is "wasteful."
"I can't really see that four
people need to go," he said. "Two
would be sufficient."
The three reps in addition to van
der Kamp are current Alma Mater
Society president Gordon
Blankstein, current AMS external
affairs officer  Gary  Moore  and
blorgs of the island kingdom
gathered together last week for a
mysterious ceremony.
They stood solemnly by the flag
and by the castle of this tiny island
They sang hymns praising the
joint virtues of capitalism and
Fifty blorgs stood in the
gathering. Reblorgers stood
nearby to reblorg the event.
'  The king, Gray Mmool, walked
to the podium was proud.
The queen, Mezzli Luger, stood
by the king and was sad.
The reblorgers stood, and
watched, and reblorged.
"We are here to say we are
right," said chief reblorger Mug
Lushton. "We are right because we
are right and so we are right."
"You aren't supposed to be
here," said Draculus Boreshorn,
you're just supposed to reblorg."
"No," said reblorger Lushton.
"Reblorgers are here to make
blorgs so blorgs can reblorg."
external affairs officer-elect Stew
Savard.   "
"Blankstein arid Moore are going
because external affairs has some
unspect money left in its budget,"
van der Kamp said.
B.C. already has a provincial
association of student unions
similar to those the conference
hopes to establish in Alberta and
A provincial union fills a gap in
student representation, van der
Kamp said.
"The individual university
unions are too small and the
National Union of Students is too
big and distant to deal effectively
with many problems at the
provincial level," he said.
The proposed unions will voice
specific complaints of students.
For example fee increases which
affect all the universities of a
province will be fought in one great
battle rather than at each
university, van der Kamp said.
International Women's Day will
be celebrated at a festival 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Saturday at the New
School, 3070 Commercial.
Artwork and crafts, music,
poetry, films and workshops and
the aerial theatre will be featured
at the all-day event, held "on the
anniversary of a factory women's
uprising in Russia.
Event organizers emphasize the
event is in no way connected with
the United Nations-sponsored
International Women's year.
At present the universities are
picked off one by one by the
government, he added.
Van der Kamp said the B.C.
Student Union will be the model for
these other unions. It organizes
student unions at the community
colleges and agitates for such
things as better medical services,
mose student housing and bursaries and loans from the
provincial government.
As well as the founding of new
student unions the conference will
perform its usual function of informing reps from all the western
universities about what the others
are doing, he said.
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