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The Ubyssey Jan 25, 1974

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 'Don't nominate reps
By JAKE van der KAMP
The arts undergraduate society
executive is promoting a boycott of
the election of students to faculty
The boycott is being organized
because the arts faculty has
completely disregarded the AUS in
the election procedure, AUS
spokesman Kim Pollock said
"It would be irresponsible of the
—marise savaria photo
GOTCHA! Shit flies in SUB as overworked students relieve their
tensions Thursday with objects of contented cows "relief". Don
Brynildsen, civil engineering 3, emerged as king of the dung heap —
which was strewn from the information desk to the north exits.
Aggies, naturally, supplied the raw material.
AUS to take a position of accepting
this. It's the only elected body of
arts students," Pollock said.
The AUS asked senate last term
for 50 representatives, two from
each of the 23 departments, two
from first and second year, and
two from the AUS at large. All of
the representatives were to be
elected through the AUS and be
divided equally by sex.
But senate decided by a narrow
vote at a meeting Dec. 12 to allow
arts students only 30 representatives and to have the elections
conducted by the registrar.
Pollock said he is particularly
annoyed that a notice of elections
published by the registrar as an
advertisement in Thursday's issue
of The Ubyssey makes no provision
for interaction between arts
students before the election.
"It seems to be purely a mail
ballot," he said. "The only interaction will be in the process of
nomination. There is no provision
made for any discussion on
Asked how the AUS executive
could defend itself in advocating a
boycott of the elections when it had
worked to get representatives on
the committees, Pollock said:
"The process involved is much
more important than just to have
people represented.
"It's worth more to have the
elections followed by the rules than
to have students on the committee."
He said arts dean Doug Kenny
appears to want the arts faculty
divided into fragmented groups,
stopping development of any sort
of cohesion among arts students.
Boycotting may force senate to
reconsider its decisions and allow
the AUS to conduct the elections of
the representatives, he said.
Pollock said arts students are
apathetic but even so he expects
nominations to fill the positions
will come in unless the AUS does
"I expect we'll be denounced as
irresponsible," he said. "But we're
challenging the students and
telling them the deal you've been
given is not in your best interests.
He said the AUS executive would
put up posters asking students to
support the boycott.
Vol. LV, No. 41
VANCOUVER, B.C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1974    =^§j^>48       228-2301
New ed commission
hears preliminary briefs
More than six groups on
campus have submitted
preliminary briefs on the Bremer
commission working report on
university governments at open
meetings with the Committee on
University Governance now
headed by Walter Young, this
The groups include the New
Democratic Party education
committee, the Coalition for
University Reform, the UBC
Alumni      Association,       UBC
Fire drill elections
In an effort to ensure greater
voter turnout, executive members
of the science undergraduate
society plan to pass out ballots for
the SUS's upcoming elections while
students leave buildings during a
special fire-drill.
The plan surfaced Thursday in
an SUS general meeting called to
discuss their constitution, upcoming society elections and the
possibility of a science fee levy.
The executive members indicated the need for such drastic
moves to encourage sufficient
voter turnout after only 25 of the
science faculty's 3,500 students
showed up at the meeting. Several
referendums in the elections must
be approved with a 25 per cent
voter turnout.
But the meeting nearly dwindled
into an unofficial all-candidates
meeting for Wednesday's Alma
Mater Society executive elections
before it began.
Gears join circus
By JAKE van der KAMP
The engineers have entered a slate in Wednesday's Alma Mater Society elections making a
grand total of five slates with 31 people running for
seven positions.
Rick Knowlan, applied science 4, is running for
president on the engineering slate.
He said in an interview Thursday the slate was
formed because its members feel too much student
money is being wasted on political activities.
"As far as women's action and Chile go people
should organize it on their own," he said. "We're not
against these groups but people who want this kind of
thing should pay for it and organize it themselves."
Knowlan said if elected the group would lower AMS
fees by abolishing the $9 discretionary and $5 athletic
fees and keeping only those which the AMS was
legally bound to pay. The latter category would include the $15 SUB and $5 pool fee, he said.
"We'd bring the AMS back to the undergraduate
societies," he said. "The engineering undergraduate
society can do its own stuff on $3 per student per year
and that's enough to handle things."
Also running for office on the slate are: Ray
Zibrick, applied science 3, vice-president; Ken De
Rooy, applied science 4, treasurer; Robert McRae,
applied science2, co-ordinator; Rick Longton applied
science 2, secretary; Christopher Hall, applied
science 2, external affairs officer and Dennis
Oldridge, applied science 2, internal affairs officer.
Other slates running in the election are the
Progressive Student Alliance which wants to see a
greater degree of political and cultural activity on
campus; the Students' Coalition interested in
providing only services which are of direct benefit to
students on campus; the Action Slate which wants to
promote political discussion and improve existing
services on campus and the Young Socialist slate
devoted to making the university an instrument of
social change.
AMS council passed a motion Wednesday to list
after each candidate's name the slate on which he or
she is running.
An all candidates meeting will be held noon
Monday in the SUB ballroom.
Before the meeting was called to
order, members of the Progressive
Student Alliance passed out
literature describing their slate for
the AMS election.
It soon became evident that the
most exciting part of the meeting
was trying to guess which slate of
AMS candidates would appear
Members of the Students'
Coalition showed up shortly after
the meeting began. Doug Brock
wandered through the hall, introducing himself as the coalition's
vice-presidential candidate while
he distributed lists of his slate's
Stephan Mochnacki and other
members of the Action Slate were
last to arrive^iowever, they did not
supply any campaign literature.
The meeting itself was
Discussion began with several
minor amendments to the SUS
constitution. SUS president Brian
Kolthammer called the question
several times although less than
half the required quorum of 100
students were present.
Before continuing with the other
items on the agenda, Kolthammer
attempted to turn the floor over to
the several slates of AMS candidates, who had apparently
received his consent to speak about
the elections.
But the meeting decided to follow
its original agenda and the AMS
candidates eventually left.
The meeting was told later SUS
election nominations opened
Thursday and would continue to
Feb. 5 with election day on Feb. 13.
A proposed compulsory science
fee levy was also discussed.
Science students would be required
to pay $1 per year, to supplement
the SUS's current $1,150 budget.
Kolthammer said the money would
be used to provide science students
with social functions such as
dances and beer nights as well as
to bring in speakers.
academic planner Robert Clark,
the UBC Faculty Association, the
Vancouver Status of Women
Society, and the Young Socialists.
The majority of the briefs were
presented Tuesday and Wednesday.
Student senator Svend Robinson,
presenting the NDP Education
Committee brief, charged the
committee with failing to propose
any significant changes in the
internal or external forms of
government in the universities.
The brief criticized the Bremer
report for its premise "that the
political relationships that exist
between the elements of the
university community are, in the
final analysis, a product not of
legislation but of the power
relationships that develop between
students, faculty members, deans,
presidents, and boards of governors, and that these relationships
are unlikely to be modified in any
major way by statutory means."
"The present power relationships have come about as a result
of legislation, and while they
cannot be changed overnight by
changing legislation, it is nonsense
to suggest that we can leave the
legislation basically the way it is
and still have changes in the power
relationships," the brief said.
See page 16: UNICAMERAL
Al Cumming, arts 4, got an extra
half hour of yoga practice he
hadn't counted on Thursday night
when he got stuck in the SUB
"I just pressed the button and
waited," Cumming told The
Ubyssey following his dramatic
rescue by a physical plant worker.
"I spent half an hour doing yoga
for lack of anything else to do. I'm
glad I'm not claustrophobic."
Cumming said he entered the
elevator on the main floor about 8
p.m. and pressed the down button
but nothing happened. So he then
pressed the up button which took
him to the second floor where he
again tried the down button. This
time it worked but when the
elevator came to a stop the door
wouldn't open.
"It must have been an electrical
Seepage 13: TRADE Page 2
Friday, January 25, 1974
But public kepf out
Backrooms and deals
Canadian University Press
The two day federal-provincial energy conference
ended Wednesday. And the participants moved into
the backrooms to work out a concrete settlement of
the country's»efie*gy problems.
The conference was called to find a solution to the
world increase in d*il prices and a policy for Canada's
long range energy needs, although long range
problems saw little discussion.
The conference began Tuesday with each of the
provincial premiers reading a statement of his
position on the problems.
In the past the eastern provinces had access to
relatively cheap oil and much of the region's industry
is based on oil. For instance, all of Prince Edward
Island's electricity is based on the burning of oil and a
mammoth oil based thermal station is half completed
in New Brunswick.
fith the price of imported crude skyrocketing, the
cost of low grade oil has gone up 150 per cent through
the region; in Labrador the increase is 230 per cent.
Saskatchewan's NDP government, meanwhile,
was try to take advantage of the world increase in
prices. Premier Allan Blakeney argued that since
Saskatchewan has always had to pay the world price
for Ontario manufactured goods now it should have
the right to capitalize on the price rise by upping the
cost of its oil to world levels.
Both Saskatchewan and Alberta argued that since
the oil reserves will run out in 10 to 20 years, they
should make money now to industrialize against the
day their resource-based economy is hit.
Alberta's premier, Peter Lougheed (brother of D.
D. Lougheed, an Imperial Oil vice-president) also
argued that "adequate incentives" must be given to
the oil companies to step up exploration and drill for
oil to meet future needs.
Dut Premier Dave Barrett disagreed, saying that
the solution of Canada's problems was to gain control
of the oil industry, which is now 90 per cent American
owned, and then work out a plan of self-sufficiency for
Everyone agreed that self-sufficiency was good, "A
motherhood issue", according to Pierre Trudeau:
But nobody agreed with Barrett on nationalizing the
oil industry.
So it went for a day and a half in public: The East
wanting money, Saskatchewan wanting money,
Alberta and Donald Macdonald, the federal minister
of energy arguing that the oil companies need money
to do further exploration and development.
The conference was billed as "open to the press and
public". In fact the agreements when reached came
in meetings held behind closed doors.
Further, while the press was there, the only
"public" in sight were representatives of the oil
A\fter the premiers, Donald Macdonald came
forward for the federal government, proposing that
the price of western oil go up to six dollars a barrel,
from four dollars.
From this the East would get money to cushion the
world price's effect, the western producers would get
money to develop their economy, the oil companies
would get money as an incentive to explore and
develop Canada's offshore and northern deposits.
Even the federal government would get money, to
give to the Maritimes and Prairies as equalization
grants to make up for all the money the producing
provinces would be making.
But, as Premier Regan of Nova Scotia pointed out,
"it's sharing of the grief".
Oil prices in the West and Ontario would go up:
They'd stay high in the East.
But there would be money for the oil companies to
drill new wells and build new pipelines.
TURNER . . . always behind Trudeau policies.
According to Robert Bourassa, the "cushion in the
East would probably go directly to the oil importers,
i.e., the big oil companies".
And according to J. K. Jamieson, Exxon chairman,
that company's net profit has gone up $450 million on
its Middle East holdings in the past year.
Ihe estimated increase in Canada is 69 per cent
over last year.
Under Macdonald's scheme $1.46 billion would go to
the oil companies each year to keep the price down in
the East. A further half billion would go as an incentive to develop new sources in Canada.
Nobody really liked it.
Then came the closed door meetings. One reporter
was ejected from a meeting on "details" the first
night. The next day lunch went from one until 4:15
After lunch that day, Trudeau read out the settlement.
Oil prices would stay where they were (except in
Saskatchewan) until the end of March.
■ he western producers would be given half the
current two dollar export tax on oil sold to the U.S.
The federal government would give the rest to the oil
importers in the East. Saskatchewan would up its
price a dollar a barrel, otherwise, it seemed,
Saskatchewan would go along.
The settlement is temporary. The premiers stayed
in Ottawa another two days to talk of final
arrangements and fiscal policies, again behind closed
The price of oil is going up in Canada, although
that's been postponed 'till April Fool's Day, and in
the meantime oil and pipeline stocks are still climbing.
November sale
worth $186,000
The UBC book sale in November reduced
the bookstore inventory of old texts and
academic books by $186,000, manager Bob
Smith said Wednesday.
The bookstore inventory has been accumulated over the past five years and is
comprised of all the unsaleable books.
Smith said the inventory, consisting of
about 50,000 books, was sold for approximately half its actual value. The money
from the sale, he said, would be used to pay
back the university for its initial investment
to buy the books.
Smith refused comment on the fall
bookstore rip-off which saw more than $2,000
worth of books obtained through fraudulent
A group of students bought books, took
them home and later returned to the Store
with the sales receipts. Then they picked up
duplicate books in the store, went to the
refund department and asked for a refund.
"This type of theft is possible in any store
where refunds are available," Smith said.
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Page 3
Mid East-along road to peace
Peaceful negotiations between
Israel and the Arab states is the
only road to a lasting peace in the
Middle East, an Israeli major-
general told a UBC audience
But, David Ofer said at Hillel
House, Israel would fight another
war if necessary before sitting
down to the bargaining table.
"We asked for negotiations
before the Yom Kippur war. Our
prime minister was willing to meet
BURNABY (CUP) — A petition
calling for the impeachment of six
members of the student council is
being circulated at Simon Fraser
Brodie Harrington, former
ombudsperson, started the petition
after resigning his position Wednesday and giving up his non
voting seat on council.
Harrington is attempting to
mobilize opposition to a council
decision to start paying council
members March 1. Council
members have never been paid
before at SFU.
" The former ombudsperson says
he disagrees with the council
decision for two reasons.
First, council members will
personally profit from their
decision because their terms last
until the end of August at the
trimester university. Second,
Harrington says he disagrees with
paying council members because
the money could be put to better
He gave a dental plan as just one
example of a better use for the
Six members of council voted for
a paid council, and the petition
calls for the impeachment of those
To institute impeachment
proceedings a petition with the
signatures of five per cent of the
student enrolment at SFU must be
completed. Council is then bound
by its constitution to call a general
meeting of the student society or to
hold a referendum on the question.
World ended
WATERLOO (CUP) — In spite of
all indications of normality, the
world has come to an end.
A fourth-year mathematics
student at the University of
Waterloo announced last week that
the comet Kohoutek would hit the
earth at 7 p.m. EST Jan. 18,
completely shattering the earth's
The student claimed his
prediction was based on a last-
minute computer analysis of the
comet's course.
their leaders anywhere and start
talking," he said. "The Arabs
opted for war but we won it."
He expressed regret about
having to fight the war.
"I wished the money used by
both the Arabs and Israel for
military goods was used instead to
raise the standard of living.
"But we refuse to be thrown into
the sea and so we fought this bitter
He said Israel would never be
able to reach the quantity of
weaponry  of her  neighbors  and
thus the negotiations were very
important. "
While he isn't in favor of granting concessions to the Arabs, he
said "by pulling back forces 50
miles we are trying to show we are
willing to have peace."
"But the rest has to be
negotiated," Ke said to a
questioner who asked how far
Israel should concede. And despite
Viet Nam, the people of Israel have
faith in Henry Kissinger's handling
of the negotiations, Ofer said.
Ofer, 55, is on a speaking tour of
—marise savaria photo
RAINY DAYS continue, but Steve Morris has found the perfect
fashion answer. His stylish wet suit is not only practical, but comes in
all the colors that most become him. Steve is considering taking out a
patent if this rain is to stay much longer.
IH head wants more money
The director of International House wants between
$10,000 and $20,000 from UBC students to financially
support programs and projects of the organization.
In a brief submitted to Alma Mater Society council
Wednesday Colin Smith proposes each student be
assessed between 50 cents and a dollar.
If the AMS agrees to the levy all students would
automatically become members of International
Some of the priority items in the brief include
student club participation at the house, funds to
provide audio-visual equipment to support their
music needs and to develop student field trips during
the academic year and the summer.
Smith expressed concern about the house's image.
"This place (International House) is a graveyard
because we have done nothing so far to reach the
majority of students," he said in an interview
International house wants to reach out to students,
he said.
"People seem to think that you have to have a
different color skin or something to come here,"
Smith said. "But this is not the case."
• Smith said he wants to start making people think in
international terms and not just about their life on
"We want a growing awareness of UBC and
Canada's position in the world community," Smith
said. "All parts of the world are significant to us."
Smith said International House is an open structured institution here to serve everybody at UBC not
just foreign students.
"The students are the significant people to me," he
said. "If we don't serve them we are failures.
"We want students to make more demands of the
house. With student support the house is going to go
International House is on the west mall across from
the graduate students' centre. It is currently
operated by a board of directors composed equally of
community members, faculty and students.
Canada under the joint auspices of
the Canada Israel Committee and
the United Jewish Appeal. Born in
Rumania, he is the commander of
the Tel Aviv District police. During
the War of Independence in 1948
Ofer served as a battalion commander.
Ofer said Israel's position in
these negotiations will be to seek
and secure defensible borders
which may also include keeping
the controversial Gaza strip seized
from the Arabs in the 1967 six-day
"We have as much right to
defensible borders as any other
country," he said.
He rejected a suggestion from
the audience that Arabs living in
the Gaza strip are being
discriminated against.
"We  have  majors,   lieutenant-
colonels, police officers and two
deputy ministers who are Arabs.
Arabs living in Israel have all the
rights of an Israeli citizen."
Prisoners of war are one of the
major issues to be resolved at the
talks, he said.
"There are about 300 Israeli
prisoners held by Syria, but they
have issued no lists."
He recounted an incident when
the Israelis were advancing on the
Golan Heights. They found the
bodies of 40 Israeli prisoners of war
who had been bound and shot by
the Arabs.
Ofer also commented on the
apparent division in Israeli opinion
on the talks.
"Some want to give everything
to the Arabs. Some want to give
nothing. But the majority want to
School diploma?
Who needs one?
KINGSTON (CUP) — A special project being run by Queens
University in their arts and science faculty has shown some signs of
being successful and well received by both faculty and participants.
The only project of its kind in Canada, the special admissions
program admitted 50 normally ineligible students to Queens in September.
The project is an effort by Queen's to provide admission to university
to anyone with an ability to profit from it regardless of background.
The minimum requirement for admission to the program was grade'
10, but most of the 231 original applicants had completed grade 12 or
part of grade 13.
Problems occurred however, in one area of the program where applicants did not have specific prerequisites for some subjects —
especially in maths and sciences. This led most of the students to enrol
in the liberal arts programs.
However the science department provided a program of catch-up
courses for subjects the students still needed.
No special curriculum was set up for any of the students admitted
under the program other than the catch-up courses. They are attending
the same classes as other students.
To measure the success of the program some experimental measures
were undertaken at the time of the project's initiation. A control group
of 50 regularly admitted students taking approximately the same
courses have written identical tests and their scores and the results of
their tests are being compared.
Significant faculty interest in the program has been shown, and many
staff members at Queens feel it could lead to better pre-university indicators of success than those now employed.
Before admission each student in the program was asked to prepare
some project in which they had some degree of interest and they were
judged from the degree of initiative and effort that had gone into it.
So far, out of the original 50 admitted, only five have dropped out.
According to project organizers there were some adjustment problems
during the first term for those who had been away from the academic
environment for some time.
Student apathy cured
LONDON (CUP) — After two
previous failures, the sociology
student association at the
University of Western Ontario
successfully held elections for
executive positions. Sixty-five
sociology students attended the
Jan. 17 meeting.
"Student unions have failed in
the past mainly due to student
apathy," said Tony Winson, one of
twelve union organizers. But
students attending the meeting
seemed far from apathetic.
The union is intended to let
students take a more active part in
the decision-making processes of
the sociology department and to
provide a more direct line of
communication between students
and professors.
Students expressed
dissatisfaction with class size and
were concerned about the lack of
Canadian content in sociology
courses in general.
Sociology tutorial leader Laura
Pratt said some textbooks now
used in sociology courses express
racist and anti-working class
ideas. She suggested these books
should either be banned or taught
from a more critical viewpoint.
Union meetings will be open to
all sociology students but each
soliology class is to appoint a
steward to act as their representative. The steward would not have
permanent status.
The stewards will form ad hoc
committees to investigate student
problems and report back to the
general meeting.
On the basis of these committee
reports, the union will decide what
action is to be taken to gain
departmental approval. This could
mean establishing grievance
committees to approach the
faculty or, where all else fails,
class boycotts may be used.
The ad hoc committees are still
in the organizational stages but
several students at the meeting
were elected as student
representatives for departmental
.   This committee helps those with
grievances concerning marks.
"The union will have a flexible
structure and a rotating chairperson," said organizer Ken
Thorpe, a third-year sociology
The union hopes to bring in
speakers and films and organize
seminars and forums along with
providing more detailed information on departmental
procedures. This would be done
through USC funds.
"The attitude of the sociology
department towards the union has
been favourable," said Tony
Winson. "Some of the professors
don't think the students are being
given enough say in departmental
decisions." Page 4
Friday, January 25, 1974
Boycott Doug
We support the arts undergraduate society's boycott of
Doug Kenny's rigged student elections to the arts faculty.
Kenny wants a mail-order ballot conducted by the
registrar rather than an open election conducted by the
AUS. And he wants minimal representation of 30 students
rather than the substantially more effective 50 representatives which the AUS proposed.
There is no reason why arts students should play the
game by Kenny's rules.
The whole system is fixed from the faculty chowder-
heads who follow Kenny's every authoritarian whim, to the
UBC senate which eats out of his hand to the administration
which gives tacit approval by doing nothing.
For students to go along with the Kenny election
procedure would make them accomplices to this entire
rotten system.
They have nothing to lose by refusing to stand as
candidates or cast ballots.
If Kenny succeeds in attracting a group of students
friendly to his cause, they will only make the entire faculty
council a bigger joke than it is now. And progressives will
have lost nothing since the current procedure would provide
ineffectual representation in any case.
And if he fails to attract 30 competent candidates for the
posts, the AUS will have quite clearly demonstrated that
Kenny can't even find 30 supporters among the students.
Then it will be back to the beginning on representation,
but with the AUS having a much stronger case.
We urge students to ignore this farcical election! Just
dump your ballots into the campus mail readdressed to the
arts undergraduate society.
We're sure they'll find some more suitable use for them.
Orderly house
CYVR, the campus radio station, has accused The
Ubyssey of thwarting the radio's chances of ever again
broadcasting to the lonely hearts in residence.
The paper is pleased to point out it's not our fault the
radio is operating without a legal carrier licence — we only
reported the fact.
CYVR managed to snow Alma Mater Society council
into thinking operating illegally is a fairly minor offence and
the Canadian Radio-Television Commission, the sugar daddy
of Canadian broadcasting, wouldn't interfere.
Yet, as CYVR president Bill Nicholson claims, if The
Ubyssey continues to publicize the current state of affairs,
the radio could get in trouble.
Nicholson also says the carrier current, shut off
Tuesday, won't be reopened in the interest of discretion.
He also said the current will probably be shut off when
CYVR applies for the licence so its application won't be
This illegal operation may be more serious than the
station is ready to admit.
It is not CYVR's fault the CRTC, one of the more
interfering bureaucracies in the federal government, chose
to amend its nebulous carrier current regulations without
informing the people.
However, it is irresponsible of the station's executive
to jeopardize the station's carrier current licence, $50,000
worth  of  equipment  and  a  proposed   FM service.
As for the ridiculous charge that it would, somehow,
be the paper's fault if the station did not get its licence; the
radio station, which at any given time is broadcasting to six
persons in SUB and 10 others in residence, should learn to
keep its own house in order.
JANUARY 25,1974
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located in room
241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; advertising,
Co-editors: Vaughn Palmer, ivTlthael Sasges
With an unusually big 10-page paper today The Ubyssey's biggest and
hardest working reporter was a person named CUP who wrote 80 per cent
of our stories. This person doesn't look like any of our other reporters but
in fact more like a typewriter which thinks by itself which is more than can
be said for Mike Sasges, Vaughn Palmer, Gary Coull, Ryon Guedes, Sue
Vohanka, Lesley Krueger, Jake van der Kamp, Doug Rushton, Rick Lymer,
Alan Doree, B.T. McConnell, Ralph Maurer, Steve Morris, Linda Reed,
Marise Savaria, Paul Sterchi and Manab Bannerji. Reminder of newswriting
seminar in office noon today.
P-CV.-V 'e-r -rW*e
yon gumby-guedes cartoon
CUPE proposes unionization of UBC faculty.
Well, it's just too good to be true!
I cant believe it!
I have spent nearly five years at
this institution and every Tuesday
and Friday (sic) I've looked at The
Ubyssey hoping to find something
interesting, but all there was were
articles about tenure in the English
department, sillies in Slavic
studies and symphonies of sorrow
about a music department
chairman who hates Beethoven or
something like that.
But suddenly — here it is and not
a moment too soon either because I
graduate in three months — a
scandal in my faculty, forestry,
and even about me in particular.
It's really a boost to the old ego.
And I really must give a big, wet,
slurpy kiss to my benefactor, the
one who started the whole thing,
Shelagh Day. I know she has
nothing to do with our faculty, but
who cares. We're famous.
For four years I've been perfectly happy with this faculty — I
thought. But looking back, it was
awful. I had a lot of work to do at
times, the same as the guys, and at
field camps I had to climb the
same hills as they did and stand out
in the same miserable rain.
And then there's the all-
important job. It's a real shame
that we always got summer jobs, in
the forest industry usually bush
jobs, at the same wage rates as the
guys. I hear that girls in other
faculties get to sit on the beach all
summer. May I be the first to cry
discrimination! I haven't seen a
beach since God knows when! As
for permanent jobs there's an
awful chance we all may get one.
Oh Ms. Day thanks for showing
me the errors in my thinking. And
Ms. Day, one final word. BUTT
Ellen Budyk
forestry 4
Car, Car
Once upon a time there was a
nice shiny car. It was a baby car,
only two days old.
The only thing that wasn't nice
about the car was its battery,
which was naughty and went on the
blink 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in B
So the owners of this naughty car
pushed it all the way from B lot to
Totem Park, where they phoned
the nice B.C. Automobile
Association man to come charge
the naughty battery.
While they were waiting for an
hour in the pleasant rainstorm,
another nice man was generous
enough to smash into the nice car,
gently destroying the left headlight
and mildly bashing in the grill.
Maybe the kind gentleman who
softly rammed into our nice car
would feel better if he made some
contribution toward repairs. (We
won't tattle on who it was.) This
delightful incident happened at 11
p.m. Wednesday in front of Totem
Park, to a blue '69 Cortina.
Any information would be
greatly appreciated. Please
contact The Ubyssey.
Fern Rogow
arts 3
Ron Waldman
science 4
I viewed the universal gym
operated by Recreation UBC as an
answer to the demands of UBC
students to proper weightlifting
facilities on campus. It is an ideal
apparatus for the casual weight
trainer and can handle 15 people at
one time.
With this in mind, I submitted a
proposal to the athletic department
to restrict the use of the
weightlifting team's facilities in
John Owen pavilion to dedicated
athletes who must have heavy
Olympic weights for their training
programs. I negotiated with the
track team and the rowing crew to
collect fees from the teams in
order to purchase additional
equipment and for repairs to
existing equipment. I also
arranged for a system of key issue
and supervision to protect the
All of this was completed more
than a month ago, yet every time I
ask the athletic department to take
some action, I am handed an excuse. It seems the administration
wants to protect the privilege of
faculty and staff members to use
the weight room at the expense of
the students, whose athletic fees
support the weightlifting- team.
Proper weight training facilities
for UBC's athletes are essential;
for the administration not to implement my proposals is to
disregard the needs of the
Chris Dariotis
agriculture 3
In reply to Christine Norberg's
letter asking for a hike in the $5
athletic fee (The Ubyssey, Jan.
Some universities attempt to
achieve national or international
recognition through academic
excellence. Others choose
athletics. The University of B.C. is
rightly proud of its academic
It is not that I resent an addition
to fees. On the contrary, I would be
happy to pay an addition if a need
could be demonstrated and the
money would be properly spent.
However, I am not willing to pay
an increase in the fees simply
1) You would like synchronized
swimming, etc.
2) Alberta is going to raise their
fee to $24 this year.
I feel that you have been incorrectly programmed. You have
two choices. Continue with your
education and take advantage of
whatever athletic facilities we
have to offer or move to a
university that better suits your
primary interest.
Sharon Doyle
nursing 2
I am writing in response to Stan
Hoffman's letter in response to Jim
Dyck's letter on parking on Marine
Drive (The Ubyssey, Nov. 29).
Hoffman's letter so infuriated
me that I drove right over there (to
Marine Drive), double parked,
opened my door into the traffic and
jaywalked across the road.
Tonight when I leave it'll
probably be raining but I'll do a
joyous U-turn in celebration of the
occasional free and convenient
parking spot.
Tony Stark
commerce 5
The Ubyssey welcomes letters*
from all readers.
Letters should be signed and, if
possible, typed.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity,
legality, grammar or taste. Friday, January 25, 1974
Page 5
Who helped Russia?
A weH-fenown Canadian radio
broadcaster has recently made a
bundle on a recording of a radio
talk in which he tells the Americans how great and how abused
they are.
While this broadcaster claims
his talk was composed off the top of
his head in about 18 minutes, it is
apparent to any student of media
that such a well-documented, well-
thought-out thesis is not without its
Thanks to some prolonged
digging by a team of Ubyssey
researchers,  we are now able to
present intact the original speech
on which Gordon Sinclair based his
Presented below, it was first
delivered on Prague radio NKVD
by renowned Czech broadcaster
Listerin Cinklair on Aug. 5,  1968.
This Czech thinks it is time to
speak up for the Russians as the
most generous and possibly the
least appreciated people west of
the Urals.
As long as 60 years ago, when I
first started to read newspapers, I
read   of   yellow   fever   and   un-
Bad weather halts
fifth columnits
Recent bad weather has knocked
the Trans-Pacific Pragmatic Lost
Tribes of Israel (For Increased
Plywood Production) out of the
Alma Mater Society elections.
The TPPLTI (FIPP)'s, as they
call themselves in moments of
informality, live and forage in the
University Endowment Lands.
However the Bolivian Air Force
planes, disguised as commercial
airliners, that daily swoop across
UBC to drop their supplies have
been grounded because of the
Yuban Tiparello, provisional
leader of the TPPLTI (FIPP)'s
revisionist microbiology wing and
library extension, said their
platform included 37 per cent more
absorbent paper towels,
hallucinogenic cough drops and the
freshest mouth in town.
"It is sad UBC students won't get
to choose such happiness," said
Tiparello, "so we must force it on
Tiparello said the planes have
already landed 42,000 ex-U.S. Navy
frisbees, but he is ignorant of their
destructive potential.
"However, we also have 24 tons
of gooseberry jam — maybe we
could put it in the water supply or
something," he said.
Deputy leader Beatrice Waltoon
Singer, in charge of zeal, black
lace underwear, brown rice,
laundry and morale, favored
"I feel we should halt our bowel
movements in a day of international solidarity, thereby
freeing ourselves from the toilet
paper manufacturers who enslave
us all."
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She also suggested placing
electrodes under the skin of the
giant banana hidden in the campus
clock tower. This would give the
TPPLTI (FIPP) control of the
banana, which, she said, is hooked
to a computer that controls the
Tiparello said a decision would
be made soon at a meeting in their
secret cave under the War
Memorial gym.
fortunate incidents in P*>rt Arthur
and Darien. Who rushed in with
men and equipment to "help"? The
Russians did.
They have helped control floods
on the Nile, the Danube and the
Oder, and given half a chance they
would be the first to rush in aid to
flood victims in the Gobi Desert.
Yet today the NKVD accident
benefit fund is about to go under,
and nobody, no foreign country has
lifted a finger to help.
It's just like 40 years ago when
the Kulaks were plagued with flash
fires. The Soviets rushed in to aid
arsonists' victims even before the
fires started; no other foreign land
sent a ruble of aid.
East Germany, Poland,
Bulgaria, Hungary and to a lesser
extent, Rumania and Yugoslavia
were lifted out of the debris of war
by the Russians who poured in
billions of advisers and collected
billions of debts, thus rescuing
those nations' tottering credit
agency industries.
None of those countries is today
paying even the interest on its
remaining debts to the Soviets who
have not only bankrolled their
political parties but provided free
national defence and vacations to
selected Eastern points since 1945.
When Hungary was in danger of
collapsing in 1956 it was the
Russians who propped it up  and
their reward was to be insulted and
swindled on the streets of
I was there, I saw it.
When distant cities are hit by
earthquakes it is Russia that
hurries to help.
Berlin is one of the most recent
examples. A snap Russian building
program in 1961 pumped badly
needed encouragement into the
German population crisis. So far
this year, 19 Russian writers have
been flattened by accidental prefrontal lobotomies. Nobody has
The Warsaw Pact, the Five-Year
Plan, all pumped billions upon
billions of rubles out of
discouraged countries in return for
national defence. Now newspapers
in those countries, given half a
chance, would write about the
decadent warmongering Russians.
You talk about Polish
technocracy and you get the
electric potato. You talk about
Albanian technocracy and you get
centrally-heated detention camps.
You talk about Russians'
technocracy and you find men in
Murmansk, Vladivostok, Pinsk,
Omsk, Munsk, Prague, Budapest,
Berlin and Tunsk, not once but
several times . . . and safely back
You talk about sandals and the
Russians put theirs right in the
store window for everybody to look
at, right next to the steam-powered
toasters and the truth serum.
Even their many Jewish
criminals are not pursued and
hounded. They are on Moscow
streets where they will be safe and
if you think for a minute Mother
Russia would let them out of her
loving grasp, you've got another
think coming, babushka.
When the Russians and the NKVD get out of their current bind . . .
and they will. . . who could blame
them if they said "The hell with the
rest of the world. Let someone else
sell the Arabs bombs. Let someone
else build or repair the Aswan
Dam, the Berlin Wall and missile
sites in Sinkiang, Tannu Tuva and
I can name you 5,000 times when
the Russians raced to the help of
other people in trouble. Ask the
citizens of Lithuania, Latvia,
Estonia, the Ukraine, Azerbajian,
Tashkent and Warsaw.
Can you name one time since
1945 when someone else raced to
the Russians' aid?
I don't think there was outside
help even during the seige of
Leningrad and Stalingrad.
Our neighbors have faced it
alone and I'm one Czech who's
damned tired of hearing them
kicked around. They will come out
of this thing with their flag high
and their guns blazing, thumbing
their noses at the lands, including
our own, who are gloating over
their present troubles, and I just
hope to hell we aren't in the way.
Who helped the Americans?
This is Sinclair's slightly abridged updating
of the above speech. Originally broadcast
over radio from Toronto, it has been printed
in numerous American newspapers and
recorded as a best seller. Poor America.
This Canadian thinks it about time to speak
up for the Americans as the most generous
and possibly the least appreciated people on
all the earth.
As long as 60 years ago, when I first started
to read newspapers, I read of floods on the
Yellow River and the Yangtse. Who rushed in
with men and money to help? The Americans
They have helped control floods on the Nile,
the Amazon, the Ganges  and the Niger.
Today the rich bottomland of the
Mississippi is under water and no foreign
land has sent a dollar to help.
Germany, Japan, and to a lesser extent,
Britain and Italy, were lifted out of the debris
of war by the Americans who poured in
billions of dollars and forgave other billions in
None of those countries is today paying
even the interest on its remaining debts to the
United States.
When the franc was in danger of collapsing
in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it
up and their reward was to be insulted and
swindled on the streets of Paris.
I was there, I saw it.
When distant cities are hit by earthquakes,
it is the United States that hurries in to help.
Managua, Nicaragua, is one of the most
recent examples. So far this year, 59
American communities have been flattened
by tornadoes. Nobody has helped.
The Marshall Plan, the Truman Policy, all
pumped billions upon billions of dollars into
discouraged countries. Now newspapers in
those countries are writing about the
decadent warmongering Americans.
You talk about Japanese technocracy, and
you get radios. You talk about German
technocracy, and you get automobiles. You
talk about American technocracy, and you
find men on the moon, not once, but several
times . . . and safely home again.
You talk about scandals, and the
Americans put theirs right in the store window for everybody to look at.
Even their draft-dodgers are not pursued
and hounded. They are here on our streets,
and most of them . . . unless they are
breaking Canadian laws . . . are getting
American dollars from Ma and Pa at home to
spend here.
When Americans get out of this bind . . .
and they will. . . who qould blame them if
they said, "The hell with the rest of the world.
Let someone else buy the Israel bonds. Let
someone else build or repair foreign dams or
design foreign buildings that won't shake
apart in earthquakes."
I can name you 5,000 times when the
Americans raced to the help of other people in
Can you name me one time when someone
else raced to the Americans in trouble?
I don't think there was outside help even
during the San Francisco earthquake.
Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm
one Canadian who is damned tired of hearing
them kicked around. They will come out of
this thing with their flag high. And when they
do, they are entitled to thumb their nose at the
lands that are gloating over their present
Friday, Jan. 25
12:30 p.m.
Party Room — SUB 200
N.D.P. policy critics CLIFF ANDSTEIN and
HENRY ARTHUR will discuss N.D.P. policies and
programmes in B.C. education: technical and
vocational training plans, governance and the
implications of the Bremer firing.
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Priday, January 25, 1974
For poof committee
Students ask for money
Alma Mater Society council
learned Wednesday that the
student representatives on the
joint AMS-administration pool
governing committee would like a
$200 to $300 budget for technical
The committee will administer
all planning and operations of the
covered pool to be built south of
SUB, with the AMS and administration having an equal share
in decision-making.
But a brief from student representatives charged that the administration's greater access to
technical expertise gave it an
unfair advance.
"Physical plant makes use of its
staff to represent what are often its
own political views under the guise
that this is the only technical
possibility," the brief said.
Pool committee member Doug
Aldridge, the 1972-73 AMS
president, told council the money
would be used to gather information on the physical layout of
other pools, to contact consultants
and for legal assistance in drafting
Aldridge said the AMS donation
would set a good precedent,
because then physical plant would
have to pay for its own consultants,
rather than financing them out of
the joint pool fund.
Council held off on granting the
committee any money because
treasurer John Wilson said more
money may be available after the
half-year audit of the AMS budget
is completed next week.
In other business council agreed
to list candidates' slate affiliation
on the ballot in the Jan. 30 AMS
executive elections.
Some councillors protested that
the move would introduce more
solidified party politics to UBC,
and be unfair to independents. But
arts representative Jim Schoening
said the move would clarify the
ballot since five slates with 31
candidates will be running.
Council turned down a request
for a $500 grant from Frontier
College. College representative
Randy Frith said the grant would
be used to send students to work in
isolated areas of the province
during the summer. Students
would work at regular wages for
local firms while working in their
spare time developing adult
education and recreation
programs, Frith said.
Council turned down the grant
when Wilson told them there was
no money left in the budget for
such grants.
Council voted to appoint next
year's treasurer and co-ordinator,
as well as building manager
Graeme Vance and society general
manager Vern Grady, to a joint
AMS-board of governors'
committee on SUB. The committee
was set up after last fall's settlement of the dispute over the
agreement by which the AMS
leases SUB from the administration. Wilson said the
committee will attempt to iron out
new disagreements which might
arise over cleaning and maintenance services the administration provides the AMS
with in SUB — the subject of last
fall's dispute.
Berrigan descends
on Middle East
Daniel Berrigan last week defused
his image as a radical activist
priest by calling on people of
conscience throughout the world to
work more seriously, but on a less
spectacular scale, to achieve a
more human society.
In a speech to an audience of 500
at Loyola University and later at a
press conference, Berrigan
revealed a philosophic consistency
in his answers to questions on his
political past and plans for the
Berrigan explained his recent
criticism of Israeli political and
military policy and condemned as
slander the subsequent accusations of anti-semitism.
"In my Washington speech on
the Mid-East situation I felt it was
necessary to be offending and even
wounding in the face not just of the
American Jewish community, but
in the face of the American community in general," said Berrigan.
"I felt the question of violence
and war had to be brought up. In
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For participating medical schools, there will be a reduction in administrative costs. Under the present system, admission offices spend
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In addition, the new service will provide accurate admissions
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my mind no state, no matter what
its history or past, has the right to
do violent harm to human beings.
The Jewish people, the people who
have wandered and suffered for so
long, I hope would be the ones to
realize that killing is no way to
bring about constructive change."
Berrigan is an avowed pacifist
and said that in times of war
society's moral sense is reversed
and the state raises property to an
idolatrous position.
"That's why my involvement
with the burning of $100 worth of
draft cards in 1968 was treated as a
major criminal offense rather than
as the misdemeanor it really was.
In the United States government's
eyes, I was destroying licenses —
licenses to kill human beings."
Both in the United States and
Canada, Berrigan said he believes
that every structure of society has
gone out of control and does not
serve human life. These inimical
structures have created an anti-
human, nightmare which no five-
year plan or Big Deal will destroy,
he said.
"The Kingdom of God and
justice can take no final political
form in this world. We can only
criticize the evils which exist in all
nations, and act on the personal
level to relieve human need and
"It's wrong to say there is
nothing to be done, and it's equally
wrong to say that only big things
can be done."
Berrigan, an anti-Vietnam war
activist, condemned Canada's
complicity as arms supplier to the
United States in that particular
debacle and said though Canadians
cannot expect'-? to live like
astronauts, totally removed from
the affairs of their neighbor, they
can try in the future to be less
associated with violence.
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—Newsweek  Jazz scene
Good vibes
Expectations thwarted. A quiet, intimate
evening of sophisticated jazz entertainment
turned out to be a lively, energetic, unique event.
More than 450 people thronged into the ballroom
of the graduate student centre Friday evening to
listen to two local jazz groups, the Lions Gate
Jazzband and Hot Club. Four times more liquor
than expected was sold. In every respect the
evening was an overwhelming success.
The nature of the music and the quality of the
two" performing bands demanded dance, and
from the beginning of the evening the floor was
crowded with bopping bodies. The crowd's
response to the rhythmic insistence and
boisterous tempo of traditional jazz was
unanimously enthusiastic. Each number
generated spontaneous, sincere applause.
Although there was little variety between the
type of songs played, the distinctive aspects of
each number were intriguing. A song would
explore and develop a particular element of
music such as a quality of tempo or a run of
notes. And the contrary effects combined in each
song were captivating. Though Charleston and
boogie tempos, consisting of fast and repetitive
phrases, dominated the long, lazy, soulful notes
were evident in almost every number. The bass,
banjo, guitar and drums in Lions Gate Jazzband
provided depth and rhythm, while the clarinet,
trombone and particularly the trumpet, expressed feeling in strong, clear, firm notes.
Hot Club's two guitars, a banjo, double bass,
sax, and female singer created a somewhat
different sound. The singer provided most of the
solo or soul elements in their numbers.
The bands did not, in any real sense, provide a
show. The verbal links between songs were
minimal, ineloquent, and barely audible. This
was, however, a positive aspect of their per
formance. No ceremonial introductions or announcements interrupted the energy and partying spirit in the room. The music was
primarily an impetus to dance, to turn off
overworked minds and to feel rhythm and
emotion with the body. Yet the artistry of the
musicians was appreciated and even applauded
during the songs.
A heterogeneous crowd, a cross-section of
campus and off-campus people, mingled surprisingly well. Although the audience was
composed of small distinct groups of friends,
there was a feeling of togetherness and friendship pervading the whole room the whole
evening. People milled and meddled with each
other. Whether it was the environment, the
music, the crowd or some astrological factor in
the time of year people were relaxed and comfortable.
The bands will be back, though not for a month
or two; and they may be coming to a different
building. But the success of this one evening was
undeniably a singular event. Any succeeding
performance will be necessarily different. Which
is desirable. We don't need another evening of its
kind, we need another of its uniqueness. People
were attracted to the novelty of the event, and
they were impressed by the quality of the effect.
These two factors contributed to the evening's
But the good reputation of an idea can be a
greater factor than its novelty. And the conception and substance of the event is, finally, of
greatest importance. So even if the same bands
come to the same place some other Friday
evening, the event can and most likely will, be a
new, different, and enjoyable experience.
Linda Reed
Sub Cine
If the Exorist with all its
technical superlatives and
subjective fecundity can scare
you for $3.50 a stab then why not
let Sub Cine's superlative
Hitchcockian tale of terror The
Butcher (Claude Chabrol, Fr.
1969) do the same this weekend
for only four bits ("you pay for
your whole seat but only use the
edge of it")? It is a chillingly
well done portrayal of suspense,
passion, and "transference of
guilt" intrigue in a small
French provincial village.
Popaul Thomas (Jean Yanne)
leaves the army for civilian life
and returns to Tremolat to run
his father' butcher shop.
Timidly he meets the sexy local
schoolma'am Helene Marcoux
(Stephane Audran) and courts
her. She explains to him her
surrogate schoolchildren are all
the family she needs or really
wants. She insists they play it
platonic and cool and remains
aloof even when he plys her with
"the choicest cuts" of meat.
Chabrol's own knifepoint
script (auteur theory and all
that crap) cuts into the inner
psychodrama of guilt and
frustration in human relations.
Bodies start to bloom in the lush
vineyards around the town —
young women brutally butchered and stabbed to death.
Helene finds Popaul's own
lighter beside one of the victims
Aud van waiting for the knife.
and her inner terror and
suspicion come slicing across
the screen at you. He discovers
the lighter hidden in her room
and steals it back — realizing he
now has the lighter and that he
knows (you know?) She then
assumes that she is next on his
"to be butchered" list. Locking
herself inside the school she
discovers to her terror that he
was waiting for her inside,
ready to make love with his
knife! Chabrol's almost
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Friday, January 25, 1974 Unbalanced Misanthrope
Madmen and Specialists
by Wole Soyinka
directed by Helen Goodwin
at the D.S. Studio.
Madmen and Specialists is the first
performance of Soyinka in Canada, and
is a laudable one. It is a demanding play
— difficult and disturbing. Difficult in the
sense that under its so-called simple
structure it hides all kinds of complexities; time is "was, is", and there is a
hint of a monstrous future; locale is the
whole earth; the characters are fluid,
especially the Mendicants, and they
change back and forth all the time; and
the words are full of hidden meanings,
pointers and signals, even though
sometimes they seem illogical,
grotesque, or nonsense. Mix liberally
with this rituals, tableaux, pantomimes
— and the theatre becomes not just fun,
not mere spectacle, but a stimulating
intellectual experience, requiring constant attention and interpretation from
the audience. Soyinka in this play offers
us the African version of the theatre of
the absurd — different from the Eastern
or Western European versions of this
genre. It is true, the atmosphere
sometimes reminds one of Beckett and
some practitioners of the theatre of
cruelty, but it comes real close to
Brecht's alienation effect.
After all Madmen and Specialists is a
political play. Even though it does not
offer us a glimpse of everyday reality,
the situation is dangerously real and
fairly ready-made in many parts of the
world: chief of its many themes being the
reduction of human beings into maimed
and mutilated creatures, in a tightly
controlled authoritarian technological
The play opens with the Mendicants
engaged in a grotesque game of dice, the
stakes being whatever is left of their
already crippled and disabled bodies.
One has gambled all his limbs away and
has become "a rubber ball"; but even
then he wants to play on. He can throw
the dice with his mouth, can't he? This
opening tableau sets the tone of the play
and shows us a miniature spectacle of
"The-Creatures in the timeless parade"
moving toward their own ruin, their own
Slowly, we learn they have lost their
bodies in a war, after which the military
has taken over. They are beggars now,
eagerly crying for a penny or three, but
they are also the slaves and secret agents
of the regime. They spy on others and
report duly. Apart from that they have
another function in the play — a kind of
Bero, one-time physician, but now a
dictator, has put his father, the Old Man,
into prison. His only proof of being
human is his father. "How does one
prove he was never born of man?" As
long as his father is there, Bero will
always be reminded of his human
existence, especially when his father
teaches people to think, makes even a
blind man see things in his mind. "Can
you picture a more treacherous thing
than to place a working mind in a
mangled body," asks Bero, the military
dictator, desperately.
The Old Man obviously reminds one of
Socrates; there are obvious references to
him — "a certain Greek" who had been
accused of corrupting the youths by
teaching them to think. Also the play
shows the archetypal "Return of the
Prodigal Son" which, here, inexorably
ended in patricide.
Helen Goodwin's M.A. thesis
production is imaginatively presented,
emphasizing all the ironies and symbols
of the play. There are clues in the
program note, which help the audience to
understand the play. The set and the
costume is very expressive and sound
effects and lighting add to the macabre
atmosphere. The play hinges on the intricate dialogue, with its own internal
logic, but it was sometimes hard to
follow, especially Aafaa's speech, as
Garbette Garraway spoke his lines very
fast. But the movements of actors, the
pantomimes, tableaux, rituals had a
tremendous impact, blended beautifully
with the basic themes of the play. It is a
worthwhile effort.
Manab Bannerji
B. J. Gordon, Charles Mitchell, Mariko van Campen and David Stein hoofing it up.
Political labyrinthe
The Misanthrope
or The Grouch in Love
By Moliere
Translated and adapted by Tony Harrison
Directed by Donald Soule
at the Freddy Wood Theatre
Things you learn in the theatre department:
In a theatrical production creative people from all
the arts combine their skills and talents under the
guidance of a director as coherently as possible. The
aim is to organically and artistically recreate in
several dimensions a playwright's conscious and
unconscious ideas. The ultimate goal is the success of
the whole.
The things you see at Freddy Wood:
The set is aesthetically great. It is applauded as soon
as the curtain rises. The actors succeed in stimulating
some outbursts of laughter. Many good visual tricks
and jokes, many effective dramatic pauses speak for
the director's skill. The costumes are conspicuously
elegant and at times brilliantly symbolic. In short:
The Misanthrope helps individuals to glory, but good,
polished theatre it ain't. As a whole it fails.
And this is sad. Firstly because Moliere created in the
misanthropic protagonist, Alceste, a physchologically
well-founded character who tries in vain to reconcile on
one. level his love for truth with his pride, incarnating on
another the conflict between the individual's morals and
society's expectations. Does this seem less relevant
Secondly the failure of the production as a whole is sad
because the potential is there and one would like to see it
One source of the problem is undoubtedly Harrison's
verse-translation which up-dates the play to 1926. The
rhymes are sometimes very witty but like the spirit of
Moliere they are misplaced in a modern living-room.
Distracting incongruities like this lead to questions
about the production's level of realism. Is Alceste
drinking hard stuff? Might his frequent use of the bar
have an influence on the plot? Why does the cast get so
much walking done on stage? Why don't they sit down
more often, with all that expensive and comfortable
furniture around? Why does peacock-tiger Arsinoe walk
up-stage twice, when she knows her skirt is too tight?
Realism or distracting cheap thrills? Perhaps it's from
things like this that the production suffers. Whether
Alceste is more tragic than comic (Moliere left him open
to both) might be a matter of opinion and the director
might stress one or the other. But when most characters
who surround the poor Alceste try to be funny by all
means— using farcical acting and exaggerated
costumes — when most of them are definitely cast as
fools, then there remains nothing comic in Alceste's
refusal to live up to their standards and he becomes an
entirely tragic figure, a character as black and white as
the set.
Which brings us to another source of discord: Once
more Richard Kent Wilcox designed an appealing clever
decor, but all that elegance and all that symbolism in
color and shape is oppressive and much seems to get
swallowed by it. As for the Eiphalic Tower, which at the
beginning of the play is revealed behind the curtain of a
'Lady's apartment', it might encourage an interpretation of the play as a parody of the battle of
courtship in the Freudian cage of social hypocrisy; but it
is also simply kitsch.
Yet even though the whole looks as if it had been
planned for Broadway, some of the individuals do
deserve praise for their honest efforts. To some actors
we would even like to give flowers: To Robert Graham
for making the best out of Alceste under the given circumstances; To B.J. Gordon for her clean and unobtrusive portrayal of Eliante; To Mariko van Campen
who plays Celimene, for her legs.
Paul Sterchi
Friday, January 25, 1974
Page Friday 3 So you want to be a writer
So, you want to be a writer.
Everybody has the urge to write a best-selling novel,
or some sort of autobiographical work detailing their
most memorable moments and philosphy. There are,
however, more avenues than just that way to earn some
money from writing — as a part-time hobby or as a
career. Aside from merely bringing in added income,
these literary outlets can also provide a person with the
satisfaction of getting a work published or produced.
If your literary aspirations lean more towards prose —
short stories, novellas and novels — you should be
prepared for a long wait before you achieve any success
at getting your material published.
With the shorter stuff, it would be easier for you to
submit works to small, literary magazines such as The
Prism put out by the UBC creative writing department. ,
The pay isn't very substantial. However, it is easier
getting a work published in a small magazine rather
than The New Yorker or Esquire. Also, getting a work
published, albeit in a small magazine, will help in future
attempts at getting works published in magazines of
higher notoriety.
If you have an idea for a novel, it is wiser to send an
outline to a publishing house for appraisal. The
publishing houses know of the trends and what the
people want to read, thus, they can advise you whether
or not your proposed book is worth writing or not.
However, if a publishing house tells you you should go
ahead and write the book, it does not necessarily
guarantee publication; after all, they do not know if you
can capture the essence of your outline in a book.
If you do happen to get a book published, it can mean a
lot of money. First of all, you receive the royalties on the
sales of the hardcover edition of your book; and, if it is a
success — I believe 5,000 copies is regarded as successful — you will receive either an outright sum for the
rights to the paperback edition, or additional royalties
on the copies of paperbacks sold. For instance, Gay
Talese received a cheque for around $451,000 for the
paperback rights to Honor Thy Father. I wouldn't bank
on that much, but it gives you an idea of the sums of
money involved with successful books.
Another avenue to money your book could pave for you
is film rights. Just look at a lot of the current movies:
The Exorcist; Papillon; The Godfather; even Love Story
originated as successful books. Richard Bach, as an
example, received a cool $1 million for the flim rights to
Johnathan L.S. All in all, a successful book can add up to
munificent amount of money.
Some people always dream of writing a bloody,
violent, and smutty novel, novella, or short story —
indeed, some of the best sellers have been of the same
genre. A good outlet for these endeavors, which can
relieve anxiety as well as pad the pocketbook, are the
pulp magazines such as Male, Stag, Men Only, and so on.
They pay around one cent a word and, thus, the emphasis is on productivity more than creativity, although
lack of the latter usually precludes the former.
If you do have some success in your writing, or have a
big ego, you can try to get your prose published in one of
the slicks: Playboy, Redbook, Esquire, etc. These
magazines used to accept more fiction than non-fiction;
however, nowadays, they seem to be lending themselves
more towards non-fiction. The best idea for someone to
get their work published in one of them, is to read the
particular magazine they are intending to write for, and
familiarize themselves with the style and content the
magazine's stories contain. As an example of current
interest, a non-fiction article on something to do with the
energy crisis would probably be a good bet.
The main advantage of the slicks is their payment for
stories: from an average of $1,500 for a story of around
5,000 words, up to $5,000 for an exceptionally well-written
For the ones interested in writing plays, the market is
a tough nut to crack. First of all, it is hard to get a play
produced by merely submitting it a production company. And secondly, most aspiring playwrights feel that
their first drama will be a Broadway smash. Not so. The
best bet for getting your play produced is to try and get
the producer of summer stock plays to read your script.
Or, here in Vancouver, somebody like City Stage — the
lunch hour theatre — could be coerced into reading your
A play does not usually bring in a lot of money. For
instance, I believe Eric Nichol's most recent play,
Pillar of Sand, only netted the distinguished author
around $1,500. The reason plays do not pay very well —
unless you have a hit like Erskine Caldwell's Tobacco
Road which played for about 10 years on Broadway —
is because the producers usually pay a percentage of the
gross to the playwright, 10 per cent in most
cases.Therefore, if your play is put on in a summer stock
company, it might only run for a wek or two in front of
small, casual audiences, say, 200 a night for 10 nights at
a buck a head would only give you around $200. Of
course, it would be a feat in itself to get a play produced.
Back in the days of Shakespeare, the Elizabethan
period, people would write poems by the dozens; even as
a note to tell mum that you were going out to pick-up a
loaf of bread. Nowadays, poems aren't as popular; as a
matter of fact, they don't appear very often, either. So, if
you figure you're a poet — and know it — please don't get
any romantic notions about your work. People today just
don't seem to enjoy poetry, so if that's your bag, don't
expect great financial rewards. Perhaps, if you're really
good, you'll get about 50 cents a line, and that'll probably
be if you're writing verse for a card company.
One of the most exciting fields, and one of the most
lucrative fields, is writing for television. Here in Vancouver, if you have cablevision, there are five networks
— a possible sixth, Global TV — which have to fill up
some 18 hours a day with new, fresh material. Although
most of the serials shown each day and during the week
have staff writers, there is still a demand for new and
creative talent. The rewards are high: $1,000 for a half-
hour script; $l,800-$2,000 for an hour script; and, for a
really good script, $5,000 isn't an uncommon figure.
The best way to go about writing a TV script is to watch
the particular series you are interested in writing for
and note the characters and their roles; the basic
themes which underlie each episode; and capture what
the series embodies on paper. The one basic difference
between writing TV scripts and writing more exacting
literature is that television unlike great literature,
stories do not have a beginning, a middle and an end.
They are merely continuations of specific characters
reacting to rather stereotyped causes. Therefore, the
The Writer's Market; published annually by The
Writer's Digest, a monthly magazine, also worthwhile
reading for the aspiring writer. This publication also
provides the names and addresses of agencies,
producers, publishers and editors of magazines.
Aside from writing for the freelance market, which
normally necessitates an agent, you can write for a
newspaper. You should start out for a college newspaper
— for instance The Ubyssey — to gain experience in how
to write journalistically. After that, submit some of your
best publications to a large daily and they might hire
you. You can make more than a teacher — around $8,000-
$10,000 — in your apprentice years, and, as your
proficiency rises, so will your salary.
If, as a reporter, you have a natural interest in such
areas as drama, music, movies and cuisine, you may
become a critic of one of them. And, if you are bent on
becoming a columnist — and your writing has a
somewhat national appeal — you may become syndicated. If you get one of the big syndicates to back you
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REPORTER BOYD McCONNELL interviewing Herman Melville about his best selling book Moby Dick. Aspiring
writers should read further to see how writers earn livings today. Melville, for instance, is supplementing his income by
effect of each cause should be relatively the same for
each character.
The whole thing that binds play writing, poetry
writing, novel writing, short-story writing, and writing
non-fiction stories and articles is the need of an agent. It
is virtually impossible to get anything published or
produced, now, without agents because they provide a
filtering out of the bad material from the good material.
A person who has the power to publish or produce a work
is besieged with, literally, hundreds of submissions a
week. If agents took the time to read all of the submissions, they would eventually be receiving more
rejectable manuscripts than acceptable. Therefore,
agents provide a producer or publisher with a sort of
screen: that is, agents will not back an unsaleable
manuscript because they simply could not make a living
by doing so. Hence, only those manuscripts that are
saleable will reach the producer or publisher.
The majority of agents are based in New York, mainly
because they are close to their markets and can,
thereby, judge current market trends. If an agent
sounds good, as they should, beware, because all
reputable agents require a reading fee to accompany all
submission. For instance, a one hour TV script will cost
you around $65 to be read. And, although the fee does not
necessarily mean a sale, your manuscript will be sent to
the most lucrative and profitable markets. In the event
of your submitting an unsaleable manuscript, the
agency will either return it and show you how a re-write
will make it a seller, or they will give you a detailed
criticism of how your script went wrong so your next
submission won't have the same mistakes.
On top of the reading fee, an agent takes 10 per cent of
your material's income, if it sells. On the whole, it may
seem as if an agent costs a lot of money, which a
beginning writer may not have, but, irregardless of their
cost, agents earn their money. First, they can give you,
the writer, an honest appraisal of your work —
something that your friends and relatives cannot.
Secondly, if they think your material is worth selling,
they will offer it to the best possible markets and, thus,
get the best money for it.
Essentially, most of the aforementioned markets are
for the free lance writer — where there are usually no
contracts which keep one restricted to a deadline. A good
source of information on the material which is most
desirable by publishers, producers, and magazines is
like King Features they will relieve you of half of the
gross. However, if they get you syndicated in 20 different
newspapers and you can write three colunms a week,
you could make around $50,000 a year. Someone like Art
Buchwald makes somewhere around that figure.
Another field always looking for fresh, creative ideas
is advertising. This area encompasses every facet of
making people aware of things from TV through radio to
writing copy for newspaper ads. If you've got a hard
stomach — not ulcer prone — and can stand the competitiveness of the advertising world, this is for you; the
rewards can be great.
It is best for the rising adman to start as a copywriter
with a local ad agency. The pay for a beginner is
somewhere around $100 a week. This however, rises
particularly fast because of the great attrition among
admen — you should soon find yourself with lots of
seniority. If you come up with a great idea, you'll be in
tight from there on. Most good admen make up to 30
grand a year, which is no small pittance.
One field of advertising probably overlooked by most
aspiring writers is the field of public relations. This
writing entails publicity brochures, marketing ideas,
and, more broadly, company newsletters. In effect, this
line of work is a sort of 'advertising' because you are
basically expounding the aims and, alleged, contributions of the particular company or industry to the
general public. One way to get into this line of work is to
go the employment office and apply. The qualifications
aren't too demanding and, because the company usually
tells its public relations department what it wants
'advertised', the output isn't dependent on creativity.
Good flacks make up to $20,000 a year.
Now, for those of you who "don't speak English too
good" try the filler market. Newspapers and magazines
are always looking for little, small, humorous, pieces of
writing to fill the small holes in their publications left by
the big, unwieldy pieces of prose. These 'fillers' range
from Playboy Party Jokes ($50 on publication);
through MacLean's Parade (I forget what they pay);
to the three or four different topics you can write for in
Reader's Digest (they pay about $100 for Humor in
Uniform, Life's Like That, etc.). There are also many
more publications which accept filler material. The best
thing to do is to read the publications and find out where
to submit your jokes or anecdotes.
Write on!
Boyd McConnell
Page Friday 4
Friday, January 25, 1974 Winnipeg Nutcracker flab
The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky's perennial Christmas
presentation has never been successfully performed as a
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet's performance, choreographed
by John Neumeier, indicated a direction the production might
take. But though the production sparkled in spots, it was
generally flat in taste.
A banal story with no logical plot, a main character who is a
little girl and a profusion of divertiseement for no dramatic
reason have only helped pile abuse on a potentially rich
musical score.
Neumeier, from Milwaukee and trained in London,
Copenhagen and Frankfurt feels that the merits of the ballet
are of the nostalgic kind.
He thinks the ballet should be performed at any time of the
year and so he reconstructed the work. No mouse-king, no
soldiers batting rats, no Christmas.
Instead he feels he should set the little girls in all of us
Wednesday the Royal Winnipeg Ballet performed a version
of the Nutcracker which, dramatically, was hardly compelling.
The scene opens on a gloomy set. Maria is having her
twelfth birthday party complete with battery powered cake.
She has a crush on Gunther who only has eyes for Maria's older
sister Louise. Maria receives a nutcracker and a pair of
dancing shoes as gifts. But she cannot stand up in the dancing
shoes. Discouraged, she falls asleep holding the nutcracker in
her arms. In the original version the nutcracker comes to life
as a handsome Prince. In Neumeier's version the nutcracker
sits on the lip of the stage under a cute green light. Maria has a
dream in which she finds she can dance.
There was a fine moment when Maria begins to dream.
Violins sobbing, french horns honking and the set just falling
apart. The ugly Victorian living room snaps out of sight to be
replaced by a heavenly white light. The set is the rehearsal
room of the HofTheatre and the troupe, in creamy costumes
with just the right amount of accent in black chokers, were
straight out of some literary Penthouse magazine.
A further accent was provided in the red vest of
Drosselmeier, the dancing teacher, played by David Moroni,
who played Drosselmeier, injected some snap into long scenes
where it was most needed. He has the rare ability to project.
Though he hammed it up a bit much, by comparison, most of
the other male dancers were just male dancers.
Good enough to set little girls dreaming but that's all.
But The Royal Winnipeg Ballet was unable to keep that
peak of excitement through the second act. They marched off
the precipice into a structural vaudeville. By that I mean just
one dance after the other. The Flower Girls. The Spanish
Dancers. The Arabian Dancers. Maria and Drosselmeier were
bystanders. The spaces between the dances were bald patches
in which the audience (most seemed to have dropped in from
shopping at Woodwards) could clap their hands.
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CRAIG STELING AND ANA MARIA DE GORRIZ of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet execute a pas-de deux
during a performance of the Nutcracker.
Though the individual dances had some charming
and captivating moments, these moments were far
Nineteen-year-old Bonnie Wyckoff gave a convincing interpretation of Maria with her alternating
pouts and enthusiasm in her few difficult dancing
parts. Laurel Benedict was a delicate Louise and
Craig Sterling a convincing Gunther.  But these
merits did not fill in the gaps.
There were too many wasted scenes. All of scene
one has up to a dozen dancers trying to pass the time.
Doubletakes, pratfalls, eating sausages.
Not that it is the Royal Winnipeg's fault. The best
moments do indicate a direction for the Nutcracker.
After all, not even Rudolph Nureyey's dancing
gonads could save the 1968 Sadler Wells production.
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Page Friday 5 Time trippin'
Grease deluxe
Cheeseburger Deluxe.
University is a place where the intellect reigns
supreme and the tough old days of the fifties
provide more laughs than nostalgia.
Not quite, as a dance in Totem Park residence,
stronghold of the middle class, demonstrated
Saturday night. The dance, advertised as
"greaseball", featured the band Cheeseburger
Deluxe from Seattle, an attempted and quite
successful throwback to the fifties.
The gimmick worked. The dancers were
packed so tightly it was impossible to fall even if
tripped. And the crowd, 65 per cent of whom
came from out of town, took the theme of the
dance to heart. It really seems as if half the male
residents of Totem Park have sleeveless denim
jackets adorned with metal studs, tight black
pants, and motorcycle chains stashed in the
cupboard just waiting for use.
The women somehow managed to find rolled
up jeans, bobby socks and all the other
paraphernalia of the fifties.
Brylcreem was advertised on one poster and it
was surely the most successful advertising in
recent history.
Of course there were a few breaks from the
pattern; a cheerleader, two Malcolm McDowell
characters each complete with a white suit and
makeup outlining one eye, and, of course, a few
people dressed normally, mostly from the big
But it wasn't all acting. The people at the
dance looked natural and comfortable in their
outfits and so consistently used the jargon that it
couldn't be all pretense.
"Like it's us man", remarked one greaseball
from behind his shades. "This dance is cool. It
brings back some of the old times."
The old times for this particular tough must
have been the middle sixties judging by his
apparent age.
"What are you anyways? Some kind of commie or something?" questioned one character
who had obviously seen through our socialist
No doubt it's understandable that people from
Kamloops or Prince George should welcome a
break from the intellectual atmosphere which is
none too prevalent at home but still it doesn't
make sexist terminology or a muscle cult valid.
. . cheesed and greased.
The supposed simpler life of the fifties only
provides an excuse. You didn't have to be intellectual and cope with problems in those days,
The music was so satisfyingly melodramatic
and without substance that the crowd was easily
fooled into escaping in a dream world where
there are no hassles. But the pity is that the
mentality of the dream world they escaped to is a
cause of our society's current problems.
The band however was not caught up in the
atmosphere they created. What made them
happy was the $750 they were paid for the gig, an
unusually high price and indicative if anything is
of the extent some people are willing to go to
indulge in their dreams.
"We've been together for a year and we're
getting a fantastic reaction," said drummer
Rick (Rocko) Vaseline
"It's hard to say whether there's a growing
trend toward the fifties," he said "There's not
much happening in rock. People see a bleak
future and they look back. The fifties was an era
of less freedom but it's now camp."
Asked whether he thought the people on the
floor were taking the whole fifties trip seriously,
bass player Rudy Studebaker agreed they were.
"They put grease in their hair and it soaks
right in. It goes right to their heads."
The band was unanimously agreed the music
they were playing is simple and does not require
too much concentration.
But complexity is obviously not needed to
involve certain social groups.
"Smaller towns are worse," said Bugs De
Luggs, the piano player. "We get a more violent
reaction from people. The worst is the 35 year old
people. They were part of the era and can get
into it."
De Luggs is 27 years old. The others are all 23.
They have no illusions about the songs they
"It's mostly a show an exercise. It's a good
experience but eventually we would like to get
into original stuff," said guitarist Oly jus' Oly.
And that, you Neanderthals, is something to
Sue Vohanka
Jake Van der Kamp
is for everyday people
like you
girls meet guys
guys meet girls
This is a great new idea that is
BOOMING. You do the choosing.
All you have to do is phone and
talk to us. Call Barb or Dave. This is
not a dating club, but a people's
service and cost is only $5 flat for
students. $10 others.Call for more
Call between 9-12 a.m.
or 6 -11 p.m.
Starts Tuesday
2 Shows Nightly
9:30 and 11:30
.739 Beatty St.   687-4613
grin bin
3209 W. Broadway
l(Opp. Liquor Store and Super Valu)^
Art Reproductions
Art Nouveau
Largest Selection
of Posters in B.C.
Photo Blowups
from Negs& Prints
Jokes-Gifts, etc.
7:30 P.M., THURS., JAN. 31
Sponsored by Charismatic Campus Fellowship
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Trinidad Cavaliers
Full Facilities
Arts Undergraduate Society and
The Liberation Support Movement present
moznimiQUE cuinc zmibiibuie
also featuring speakers, literature, posters, photo exhibit and
documentary materials on the
anti-imperialist struggles in
Tuesday, Jan. 29-12:30 p.m.
S.U.B. Auditorium
in the 'Pit9
every Saturday night
This week featuring:
7-12:30 p.m.
Advance Tickets ONLY
Tickets   at   $1   each   are   available   in   the   "PIT"
week nights,   and   at   the   S.U.B.   Information   Desk
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Page Friday 6
Friday, January 25, 1974 Friday, January 25, 1974
Page  13
Haven't we heard this one before? Yup
KINGSTON (CUP) — Queen's
University is experiencing serious
financial problems this year and
the situation in future will be even
worse unless there are massive
increases in government aid,
warns principal John Deutsch.
Deutsch said last week that while
provincial government grants to
the university have risen in the
past few years, rapid inflation has
more than wiped out these gains
and the university is worse off than
before. This has forced the
university to restrict spending,
particularly in the department of
physical plant.
Now, said Deutsch, Queen's has
reached the point where further
cutbacks will "damage the quality
of the work the university does."
If the physical plant budget is
reduced any more, there will be
insufficient funds to carry out
necessary maintenance or to
replace worn out equipment,
hurting staff and students whose
work depends on these services.
Further cuts in faculty budgets will
have a,n even more directly ad-
verrlaftffect on academics.
BC^ ttch said this problem has
beea mounting during the 1970s.
TAP breaks phone credit card code
course the Technological
American Party doesn't want you
to do anything illegal.
They've just managed to break
the credit card code system used
by Ma Bell, well, out of scholarly
And they're only passing it along
in the interests of, um,
dissemination of theoretical
material — knowing that no one
wishing to operate within the law
would dare use the information for
personal gain.
Now what TAP has found is that
the code is best used by nefarious
felons dialing from a telephone
booth and keeping their calls to
less than 15 minutes.
According to TAP the letter code
is: "1-N, 2-X, 3-Z, 4-A, 5-G, 6-S, 7-Q,
9-U, 0-J and 8-F.
To use the code, add the city code
and then the code letter to the
phone number of a corporation.
The letter is determined by the
fifth digit of the phone number.
Example: Litton Industries in
Los Angeles phone number is 273-
7860. The code for Los Angeles (not
the area code) is 184 and the fifth
digit is 8. So, the credit card
number is 273-7860-184-F.
TAP adds other city codes are:
Spokane, Washington: 128, New
York: 012, Chicago: 097,
Washington, D.C: 032.
To use this code to make long
distance calls dial direct — 0, then
the number being called. When the
operator comes on say (using an
actual number): "Credit card
number xxx-xxxx-yyy-z." Try to
know the name of the company,
area code and city, TAP advises.
If the operator asks  anything
Pinball putdown
WATERLOO (CUP) — Waterloo regional police are cracking down
on pinball machines under the guise of a directive from the attorney-
general's office.
But the attorney-general's office has denied issuing any such
Police Chief Walter Heinrich admitted the crack-down was announced to Waterloo University student president Andy Telegdi.
The local morality squad told Telegdi the federation would be
prosecuted if a campus pinball parlor was opened. Telegdi threatened to
open the centre and try a test case, but changed his mind after talking to
the police chief.
The federal government is expected to pass legislation later this
month removing pinball machines from their illegal status.
Ottawa police pressed and lost a show-case suit against the
machines last fall when the owners of a vending company convinced a
court the machine was not a gambling device. A pinball wizard was
flown in from the United States to demonstrate skill arid experience
were necessary to play optimally.
However, the Waterloo campus centre is still without the flashing
lights and the ringing bells of pinball.
is a six line filler which is
necessary to take up space so that
the page looks very neat and tidy.
Therefore since it is what we call
filler and it is being written at past
1 a.m. this morning, there is no
every Sunday
9:00 a.m.
Holy Communion
in the Vancouver School
of Theology Chapel of
the Epiphany, 6050
Chancellor Blvd.
Student participation is encouraged in a service which
seeks to express a balance
between traditional and contemporary forms of worship.
Everyone is welcome.
George & Berny s-
2125 W. 10th at Arbutus
hillel presents
the second in tha series on
"Potemkin": The Art of Sergei Eisenstein
Discussion and coffee following film
Vancouver Talmud Torah—Oak ft 26th
Monday, Jan. 28 7:30 P.M.
besides the number of the phone
booth being called from, she or he
is suspicious.
Felons hang up and try again
from another booth.
They are careful about what they
say during a credit card call. The
operator sometimes listens in,
especially for the first few seconds.
If the phone company asks about
credit card calls made to their
phone, felons say they don't know
anything about it, but don't talk
Felons play friendly but stupid,
says TAP.
For more information write to
TAP: Rm504,152 West 42nd Street,
New York, NY, 10036.
Two and three per cent increases
in government grants did not come
close to covering the university's
rising expenditures on wages and
salaries (seven to eight per cent
annually) or on goods and services.
The allocations of resources
committee in the university tried
to reduce spending on "post-
ponable expenditures" such as lab
equipment and library purchases
instead of dismissing staff.
Queen's has covered these deficits
from a fund of previously accumulated surpluses, but the fund
is a finite money supply.
"If this goes on into coming
years I don't know what we'll do
then," Deutsch said.
The government's method of
calculating grants is based on the
number of students at university
and the relative costs of educating
different students. Deutsch agreed
that this was a good way to finance
universities during the 1960's when
enrolments were growing rapidly,
but he said the system is
inadequate for present slow-
growth conditions.
Trade secret cited
From page 1
problem," he said. "All the wrong
lights were on and the doors were
opening and closing by themselves
when I went in."   .
A spokesman for the SUB
proctors office said the elevator
had not been working well
He said it was stopping between
floors for 30 seconds before starting again. He said the last time he
had   used   the   elevator   it   had
stopped one foot from floor level
but he managed to open the door
Cumming was released from the
elevator by a physical plant
electrician who operated a
mechanism in the SUB basement
to open the door.
But he refused to say how it was
"It's a trade secret," he said. "It
could be dangerous and I wouldn't
waflfcteksay how it happens."
He opened up the north with baling wire, canvas and courage—
and maybe the thought of Old Style Beer waiting when he made
it back home. Old Style has logged a lot of miles and quenched
a lot of thirsts since way-back-then; and it tastes just as good
today. Slow-brewed and naturally aged for men wht> appreciate
the down-to-earth flavour of an honest, old-time beer. Try it.
Friday, January 25, 1974
Hot flashes
Party old man
really ft CMP
In the past few days The
Ubyssey has received hundreds of
queries about a dirty old man
hanging around in a late model car
along University Boulevard.
But, upon an in-depth investigation, we have now learned that
he — as ugly as he might have
been — was not a dirty old man,
but simply an RCMP officer
waiting to catch people speeding.
Therefore if you see a 1974
black Ford sedan with license
number XAJ-547 beware. And if
you're going in the opposite
direction blink your lights to warn
everyone else.
Modern dance
Modern dance begins soon at
Interested persons are asked to
sign a list in the SUB party room.
Lessons are $1.50 per session. For
further information contact Susan
Munro or Margie Gillis at
An audio-visual program on
revolution in Africa will be
presented noon Tuesday in the
SUB auditorium.
The program, sponsored by the
arts undergraduate society, will
include a slideshow, speakers,
literature and revolutionary music
in a two-hour presentation.
Representatives from the
Liberation Support Movement information centre will present
films and other documentation on
the current status of liberation
struggles in Africa as well as U.S.
and Canadian involvement in
South Africa.
The LSM centre, based in
Vancouver, has been working with
liberation movements in Portuguese colonies since 1967.
Learn law free
The Vancouver people's law
school is offering a course on
pollution and environmental law
as part of a winter program of free
law classes.
The course will begin by
examining why people should be
concerned about pollution. It will
also include discussion of methods
to solve environmental problems
and tools that can be used to
enforce existing laws regulating
pollution control
Anne Rounthwaite, Alister
Lucas and H. D. Hunter will
instruct the course, which will be
held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at
Kitsilano Secondary School. You
can pre-register by phoning
'Tween classes
Cliff Andstein and Henry Arthur
speaking on struggles with educa-
tion-NDP policies in B.C. education
and implications of Bremer firing,
noon, SUB 200.
For information on July-August
1974 trip to Japan visit Asian
studies office Buchanan 4142,
Meeting, noon, IH lounge.
Meeting, noon, SUB 205.
John Steele speaking on crisis in
Britain: who is responsible?, 8 p.m.,
1208 Granville.
General meeting noon SUB 105B.
Dance, refreshments, 8 p.m. arts
one blue room.
Dance party, 9 p.m., grad centre.
AGAPE Life meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Haida lounge, Totem Park.
Paul Tennant discussion on Vancouver politics: the new party system,
7:30 p.m., SUB 212.
Pubbing at Robson-Keller hotel, 8
Worship   and   discussion,   10   a.m.,
pot luck supper and worship, 6 p.m.
Lutheran Campus Centre.
Karate practice, 1:30 p.m. SUB
clubs lounge.
Conrad  Harward on  sustaining the
living oracles, noon, Angus 404.
Meeting to discuss spending of fee
money, noon, math 1001.
Recital:   John   Husser, bassoon and
Richard Kitson, piano, noon, music
building recital hall.
Meeting   and   film:   A   musical
through Austria, noon, IH 402.
Weekly    prayer    and    share    time,
noon,   conference   room,   Lutheran
campus centre.
Revolution   in   Africa   films,   noon,
SUB auditorium.
Meeting, noon, SUB 105B.
Indian education  workshop,   noon,
education 1325.
Organizational  meeting, noon, SUS
office, hut 0-7.
Boys & Men's Daoust
"Phil Esposito" Skates
Models 020, 120, 220
$ 14.95
4385W. 10th
620 E. Broadway
7<fe (ZartMecut, 2.uew
featuring "home-cooked" meals
at reasonable prices
445 W. BROADWAY 874-8628
(near Cambie)
Bleed pis
The Red Cross will hold an
eight-day blood donor clinic at
UBC starting Monday in SUB.
The clinics will be held in SUB
rooms 207, 209 and 211.
Then on Feb. 7 and 8 the clinic
will shift over to Brock 213.
Coke and cookies will be
served to all donors. Students are
encouraged to give so that others
(and maybe someday yourself)
may live.
Wake up
Would you like to awaken your
senses and share experiences of
deep relaxation, fun and good
vibrations? Then take
introductory male-female yoga.
Classes take place from 3:30 to
5:30 p.m. every Monday and
Thursday in SUB 215.
Remember to bring fruit to
share, a blanket to sit on, and a
50-cent donation.
Phone Graeme at 872-1502 for
further information.
We give
discount to U.B.C. students!
We carry skis by Rossignol, Dynaster, Head, Fischer, Kneissl,
VR-17, Hexel, plus a full range of ski boots, ski clothing and
336 W. Pender St.    681-2004 or 681-8423
Campus — 3 lines, 1 day $1.00; additional lines, 25c;
Commercial — 3 lines, 1 day $1.50; additional Unas
35c; additional days $1.25 & 30c.
Classified ads m not accepted by telephone and tee payc
advance. Deadline is U:$0-&m,. thedsv before publication.
PublicationsOfpm,Room24k VLf.flL. UBC. Van. 8. &C.
5 — Coming Events
the Farmers' Frolic. Hard Times
and a good time for all. Time:
Sat., Jan. 26, S:30 p.m. Hank and
the Hobos, $3.50 per couple. Full
DANCE. Int'l House, Fri.. Jan. 25
9-1 a.m. Steel Band. $1.75. Full
BOB DYLAN tickets for sale.
Seattle, Feb. 9. Tickets &/or
ride.   $?.   John,   261-5610.
GIRLS!! Tonite — the last of the
great Engineering dances this
terms!! The Engineers invite you
to SUB Ballroom, 8:30: Limited
free passes, noon today in SUB.
"Lyle  and  the  Group".
LIVE BASIO COMEDY! Dr. Bundolo's Pandemonium Medicine
Show this Friday, Jan. 25 at
12:30 in SUB Theatre.  It's Free!!
10— For Sole — Commercial
Tri  X Pre-bath
will push Tri X to
800 ASA without
loss of normal contrast range or grain
$2.60 (12 roll capacity)
Recommended   by   Peterson
tFjf CetuS anb gutter
3010   W.   Broadway
25 — Instruction
PIANO LESSONS by graduate of
Juilliard School of Music. All
grade levels welcome.  731-0601.
70 — Services
30 - Jobs
or Female)., Start now! We will
assist and train you. High commission basis. Western Giftware
Ltd., 1468 Johnson Rd., White
Rock, 531-5353. Eve. 531-5253 or
536-9491   or   588-1855.
FACUIiTY FAMILY with 3 school-
age children requires a nonsmoking student to live-in. Some
duties till Apr. 15. Full time
responsibilities Apr. 15-June 30.
Option to live-in during July &
August wixh nominal responsibility. Further employment possible. Separate quarters with
phone & T.V. Close to UBC. 224-
5056  eves   -4-   week-ends.
WANTED: Field Supervisors from
May 1st to Aug. 31st to spervise
swim programs, and conduct edu-
structor clinics and public education programs. Apply: Director
of Witer Safety Services, The
Canadian Red Cross Society, 4750
Oak St. See Jan. 24 Ubyssey for
SUPERVISOR needed for after-
school program in Point Grey
area, 3-6 p.m. daily. Phone 732-
35 — Lost
MONDAY, pair gold rectangular-
framed glasses. Name M. Mathers on arm. Finder please contact    224-7925.
The Biggest Little Import
Handicrafts   from   over
50 countries
Central Africa  Imports Ltd.
2354  West 4th Ave. 738-7044
DECOBATE with prints & posters
from The Grin Bin. 3209 W.
Broadway (Opp. Liquor Store &
40 — Messages
11 — For Sale — Private
BONY TC110B Casette Recorder,
under warranty, list $169, sell
$140 or offer. Contact Room 241,
AMC GREMLIN 1972, 15.00 miles,
manual, winterized, superb condition. Price to discuss. Phone
15 — Found
20 — Housing
SET WHISTLER. Rent condominium opposite lifts. Day/week.
GAYS, BI*S: Meet others like you,
has been going strong for five
months and has over 200 people
— all ages: lots of teens, twenties. YOU CHOSE YOURSELF.
All the info, you need to know
about the people. As discreet as
you wish. Just phone Maid
Marian or Rohin Hood for more
information. This is an ultra-
friendly helpful way for you to
brighten those drab school davs
(or nights). Be brave and let the
good times roll. Phone now: 731-
MANUSCRIPTS (books essays,
theses) edited for standard English usage, clarity, syntax, punctuation, spelling, by retired publisher.   263-6565.
80 — Tutoring
Speakeasy SUB Anytime!
228-6792 - 12:30-2:30
For Students and Tutors
Register Now) 12:30-2:30
85 — Typing
EFFICIENT Electric Typing. My
home. Essays, Thesis, etc. Neat
accurate work. Reasonable rates.
YEAB BOUND Ace. Typing from
legible drafts. Quick service,
short essays. 738-6829 from 10
a.m.  to 9 p.m.	
EXPERT IBM Selectric typist.
Theses and essays. Technical
work. Equations. Mrs. Ellis, 321-
EXFT. TYPING. Term papers,
Theses, etc. Reas. rates. Fast
service.   736-8961   or   685-9993.
EXPT). TYPIST, Theses, Essays,
etc.   Mrs.   Brown—732-0047.
50 — Rentals
60 - Rides
WANTED—Ride from Slocan and
Kingsway arriving UBC 8:00
daily.  Phone 435-1289.
65 — Scandals
SB. BUNDOLO'S Pandemonium
Medicine Show is back again.
Today, Friday, Jan. 25 at 12:30
in SUB Theatre. It's Free!!	
90 - Wanted
complete sets goalie equipment.
Parts or complete. Phone Denis -
Chris,   738-8598.	
TRANSPLANTED Flautist seeks
others (flute, guitar, etc.) for
informal sessions, classical or
current.   Shari,  733-7997.
99 — Miscellaneous
HYPNOSIS — Academic, thera-"
putic, counselling. Private or
group sessions, personalized
tapes. Improve your concentration, retention, relaxation, recall
and  grades.   68S-3345.
CLASSIFIED Friday, January 25, 1974
Page  15
KALVIN WOOD, captain of the UBC grass hockey team is shown in action against
India last fall. The Thunderbirds go into action Saturday against a City League team
—j. nakagawa photo
from North Vancouver. Play begins at 2:30 p.m. at Trafalgar Park. The Totems play
the Jokers Saturday at Balaclava Park at 1 p.m.
Recreation UBC can't help students
Recreation UBC can't serve
students in its current form,
George Mapson, Students'
Coalition treasurer candidate in
the Jan. 30 Alma Mater Society
elections, said Thursday.
Mapson, who is the current AMS
secretary and a member of the Rec
UBC steering committee, said Rec
UBC needs a new administrative
format and better public relations.
"Rec UBC is now run by a
committee of eight students and
three faculty members, all of
whom work on a part-time basis.
Rec UBC head Ed Gautschi, for
example, carries a teaching load
as well. For recreational facilities
on a campus this size, a full-time
administrative body is needed,"
Mapson said.
He said Rec UBC, formed last
year, never got off the ground
because it was inadequately
"The only thing most students on
Campus know about Rec UBC, is
they have to pay $5 to join. They all
complain about this, but don't
know the- wide range of
recreational facilities it provides.
"They also don't realize our fee
is peanuts compared to those paid
by students at other universities."
Mapson said the $5 fee is
necessary, "Because Rec UBC has
to pay people to supervise the use
of equipment.
"However, I would like to see the
administration provide more
money for the athletics program at
UBC, including Rec UBC and intramurals."
Mapson said the $11,000 budget
for intramurals is too small.
Mapson and AMS vice-president
Gordon Blankstein report to the
senate committee on extra
curricular activities Monday.
Mapson said he hopes they can
show the committee the importance of recreation on campus
and its need for greater financial
"I doubt we'll get any results,"
said Mapson. "This is the ninth
such committee and the previous
eight have produced absolutely
He   said,   "The   committee   is
Birds tie
Italia, now
try Greeks
The UBC Thunderbird soccer
team met the Greek Olympics in
B.C. Soccer League first division
play Saturday at 2 p.m. at Thunderbird Stadium.
The Birds trail fourth place
Victoria Gorge by three points and
hold a game in hand. Every loss
now means any chance for the
playoffs grows dimmer.
The key players in any hopes the
Birds entertain are Al Colling,
Brian Budd and Phil Sanford
whose improved play helped UBC
hold Vancouver Italia to a scoreless tie.
The- game against Italia
Saturday was an extremely
aggressive game with the Vancouver team's defence attempting
to intimidate UBC's offence.
UBC is a steadily improving
team and the constant noon-hour
practices are showing in their team
play. Saturday's game should be
an exciting affair as the Birds
attempt to capitalize their extra
game advantage.
scheduled to produce a report in
February and then they'll be
disbanded. If they show no interest
in our case by then we'll have to go
to the board of governors to get
some action."
He said additional money for the
athletics program is justified by
the interest people on campus have
shown. "There were 4,200 men and
1,300 women in intramurals last
year and there are 2,800 students
and faculty in Rec UBC."
Recreational facilities are im
portant at a university, Mapson
said. "Athletics obviously don't
merit the attention formal
education does, but they do have
their place. People learn how to
deal with others in a cooperative
manner that isn't found in the
Sports flashes
The UBC Thunderbird basketball team meet the University of
Saskatchewan Huskies Friday and
Saturday night on the prairie
campus in the first of six "must-
win" games for the Birds.
The Huskies, who are in last
place in the Canada West
University Athletic Association
standings with just one win and
nine losses in 10 games, have
already met the Birds this year at
UBC. The Birds took both those
games, 56-46 and 87-60.
The Birds are tied for third place
with the University of Calgary, and
could conceivably move into
second, currently occupied by the
University of Victoria with a 7-3
The UBC curling teams are
faced with two bonspiels this
The Racquet Club spiel in Victoria, which started Thursday and
goes to Sunday, will see two teams
entered. UBC has in the past won
two A events, an AB and a D event
in this tournament.
Two teams will be in the Jan. 31-
Feb. 3 bonspiel which will be held
in the Arbutus Club. UBC has won
two B events and a second place in
the D event in the past.
Medicine has won the first two
games in the intramural basketball super-league. On Monday they
defeated the highly favored Fort
Camp team 27-26. Medicine trailed
throughout this game and pulled it
out in the dying seconds. On
Tuesday Carey Hall was defeated
by medicine 28-25 in overtime.
Carey Hall staged a great
comeback but failed to win due to a
series of mental errors in the last
few seconds.
There are super-league games
every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday noon in the
War Memorial gym.
The curling bonspiel was held
last weekend. In the "A" event
commerce came out on top by
defeating pharmacy in the final 7-
2. In the "B" event, engineering
easily defeated forestry 10-3.
.Totem Park slipped by forestry in
the "C" event 8-7.
There are three games coming
up on Jan. 31 in the hockey super-
league; engineers vs. Totem Park,
grads vs. commerce, and physed
vs. pharmacy. Play starts at 5:30
p.m. at the winter sports centre.
A hockey team that hasn't won a
game this season is sure to get the
razzberry frorr^ any fan.
But as far as coach Bob Hindmarch is concerned, it doesn't
mean a thing. He considers the
Saskatchewan Huskies a very real
threat to UBC's chances of
finishing first in the Canada West
"One game makes all the difference in the world. Last year
Calgary played Saskatchewan and
lost two of the three games they
played at the end of the year. If
Calgary could have won another
then they would have finished on
top but as it was they were knocked
out," he said.
Hindmarch feels the Huskies are
capable of winning two games at
home and one away. He said they
skate well and hustle constantly
although they lack size.
One'of Saskatchewan's problems
is they let up when down by several
goals, he said.
Due to finances, the Huskies will
play three games against the
Birds. The first game is tonight at
8:30 p.m. at the winter sports
centre. Saturday's game is at 8
p.m. and the Sunday game is at 1
p.m. Page  16
Friday, January 25, 1974
Unicameral body proposed
From page 1
The brief said it saw no justification in
maintaining the senate and board of
governors as separate bodies, and cited lack
of co-ordination between them as a main
problem. What little co-ordination exists, it
said, would be abolished if the committee's
proposal to elect three Senate representatives were followed.
—don peterson photo
BREMER COMMISSION'S resident beatnik,
Kenji Okauda, replies to a student senator
who proposed having the university ruled by
an ether soaked sponge. Okauda agreed the
plan had merits but suggested having a
computer help the sponge since its ether
content would prevent it from remembering
which students hadn't paid their library
"It is argued that a Senate standing
committee on the budget would alleviate
this co-ordination problem, but this would
not be so," the brief said. "The proposed
committee is not to meet with the board to
draw up the budget, but to advise the
president. If the committee had any real
power, it would be charged with usurping
the functions of the board. If it was merely
an advisory body, it would probably be
As an alternative the brief suggested a
central governing body with a standing
committee system working under it, leaving
the body to deal with more basic matters
such as long range academic planning.
The brief also suggested the exclusion of
administrators in the report's proposed
governing body of the university, the board
of management.
"Their role is to carry out the policies
decided upon by the students, faculty and
community representatives, not to make
that policy," the brief said. But they do have
a role to play in an advisory capacity, as
term-appointed non-voting members, it
The brief charged the report does not in
any way deal with the matter of coordination of post-secondary education, and
proposed setting up a 26-member Board of
Post-Secondary Education, to supervise the
overall development of higher education in
Subordinate to the board, the brief said,
would be three commissions to co-ordinate
the activities of universities, colleges, and
technical and vocational colleges separately
with the board.
"If the people of British Columbia are to
have a truly effective post-secondary
educational system, it must not be
fragmented and layered, but should be coordinated, allowing for transfer of similar
courses and programs, and working
towards universal accessibility," the brief
The UBC Alumni Association brief included proposals for a reduction in the size
of university senates, based upon the total
number of academic and non-academic
deans at the university, and an overlappkng
of membership between senates and boards
of governors to co-ordinate financial and
academic policy.
"The role ot the president should be
strengthened by giving him the power to
perform the functions of the board of
governors subject to the approval of that
board, whose authority unquestionably it is
ta assign to the president such powers as it
considers advisable," the brief said. "He
should be able to initiate matters and to
make quick decisions when necessary."
The brief also stressed the elimination of
government-appointed members from
senate and the board of governors, and the
maintenance of strong alumni representation on university governing bodies.
The Coalition for University Reform brief
said, the argument for student represen
tation "has two parts, first, and argument
which is positive, based on a model of the
university, and second, a series of counter
arguments against the standard objections
to student representation."
The positive argument, said the brief,
maintains "every member of the academic
community shares in the primary activity
(learning), and every member of the
academic (and university) community is
directly or indirectly affect ed by decisions
that shape the 'character' of the university."
The sharing of the learning process
means, both learn from each other and if
either group is not participating then
learning is no longer going on to any
significant degree, and it becomes
necessary that the student's active role be
accepted and encouraged, the brief said.
"We argue for equal representation of
faculty and students, and this reflects the
equal role which faculty and students have
in the learning process and in other activities in the university community."
The CUR brief countered the argument
that students are incompetent to make
decisions by saying it is not clear a great
deal of competence is required to make
decisions such as are currently being made.
Although the brief admitted students
currently lack the competence to make
some decisions this is due to lack of experience.
"They (students) have continually been
denied any part in the decision-making in
the university," it said.
The brief also argued for staff participation in university governance.
"It may be argued that during a student's
years at university he or she has as much
personal contact with the staff and
librarians as with the professors," the brief
CUR feels staff members are denied
proper access to the university as a learning
"At the moment virtually no provisions
exist at UBC for staff to attend university as
part-time students or to receive study leave
benefits," the brief said.
The coalition's recommendation that the
university be run on a unicameral basis
rather than the present bicameral basis got
a negative reaction from the university
governance committee on Tuesday.
The brief recommended the present
subordinate role of the Senate be
strengthened, even if the present bicameral
system dividing academic and financial
decision making is upheld.
"In other words, we think the power of
university boards of governors outlined in
Section 46 (n) of the present Act 'the Board
has power to do and perform all other
matters and things which may be necessary
for the well-ordering and advancement of
the University,' should be transferred to the
senate," the brief said.
The CUR brief said whatever the
governing body or bodies are they should be
composed of one-third students, one-third
faculty and one-third staff and community
"In addition, the chancellor, the
president, the academic and financial vice-
presidents, the dean of women, the deans of
faculties, the chief librarian, the registrar
and the directors of continuing education,
counselling, housing and information services should sit on the governing council as
non-voting members," the brief said.
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commissioner Eileen Herridge. "Why goodness gracious dearie me, that simply won't
do. Don't you people know what ether does
to sponges? Why it melts them and then the
ether will run into the computer! And golly
gee whillikins where will we be then?"
Women's image in lit to be studied
ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CUP) — A
new women's literature course at
Memorial University here will
study the changing image of
women in literature, according to
English lecturer and course
organizer Dell Texmo.
Texmo said the course will follow
portrayals of women in literature
from the nineteenth century
standpoint of the Brontes to
modern feminist writings of
Canadian Margaret Atwood and
Virginia Woolf.
Titled "Images of Women", the
course will look to literature as a
reflection of society, Texmo said.
So   students   will   effectively   be
studying the changing societal
roles of women.
Images of Women will include a
weekly lecture by a guest speaker.
Ten are scheduled to speak during
the semester, each representing a
different field of discipline.
In addition to the guest speakers
and discussion periods, a five-part
Quebec students boycott
MONTREAL (CUPI) — Quebec Bar Association
students have decided to boycott their monthly
examination Jan. 29 and to continue their boycott of
classes which began Jan. 18.
The decisions were approved overwhelmingly at a
meeting in Notre Dame church of about 300 students
from Ottawa and Montreal. Only 15 students opposed
the boycotts.
A decision by Quebec City students is expected soon
on whether to join the boycott of classes and stay
away from the examination.
The bar association says classes will continue
even though nearly all Montreal students have been
absent from them since the boycott began.
The exam will also be held as scheduled.
Boycotting students are being warned they'll "suffer
the consequences" if they don't show up.
The students are demanding:
• Reduction of the articling period from one year
to six months;
• Start of articling after passing three of six bar
• A passing markfor students who achieve 60 per
cent on four of the exams and 50 per cent on the other
The students claim the first three exams this year
produced a failure rate of about 50 per cent. The bar
denies this, saying 72 per cent passed the first test, 81
per cent passed the second test and 85 per cent passed
the third.
The students have all graduated from law school.
They are now supposed to attend 15 hours of classes a
month and take one examination a month for six
months. When they have passed all the exams they
must begin their year of articling.
film series of images of women will
also be shown. Since it is a
semester course, students will also
get a chance to express their own
opinions to the class based on
works from the reading list.
"Both male and female students
need to re-examine literature as a
way of getting at life — in terms of
the new insights about women that
all of us have experienced to some
degree with .the resurgence of the
feminist movement," Texmo said.
The literature will be studied in
terms of the realities versus the
stereotypes, a conflict which forms
the basis of many literary works.
When men expect women to
behave in accordance with specific
pre-conceived notions, and the
latter refuse to comply, conflict
invariably ensues.
"The ways in which each heroine
responds to these expectations are
worthy of investigation," said
The passage of the course from
concept to reality was not entirely
a smooth one, she said. Varied
objections to the course were
voiced, but Texmo said she feels
the majority of these can be
dismissed as merely "disguises for
an   irrational   and   emotional
responce to a course concerning
itself with women."
Most of the objections Texmo
mentioned revolved around the
possible academic non-conformity
of the course, its limited scope and
the possibility of its becoming a
"soapbox" for women.
If the content of the course is
limited, it has also been too long
neglected, Texmo said. The
commonly-used Norton Anthology
of Literature contains the work of
169 men and six women, so Texmo
said she feels that criticism of the
course on the basis of its emphasis
on the female sex is both
"unrealistic   and   unwarranted."
Texmo also cites a recent issue
of the Magazine College English in
which a professor commented tha^
"all of us want to kill our fathers
and marry our mothers." She
suggests very few women have the
faintest desire to marry their
"Yet again 50 per cent of
humanity has been forgotten," she
"Is it not time to correct the
Images of Women hopes to do
just that.


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