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Array 'Socred vote-buyers might halt tuition hike'
The provincial government is
prepared to buy student votes in
the next election by holding off on
tuition fee increases, the provincial NDP education critic said
Dennis Cocke told a small
group in SUB 207 that if students
organize a vocal, unified protest
against fee increases, the Social
Credit government will not risk
losing support by raising fees.
Cocke, MLA for New Westminster, spoke at UBC as part of
the UBC New Democrats' anti-
tuition fee increase campaign.
Cocke said students are not
expressing any concern over the
k issue.
"There isn't a hell of a lot of
student interest in fees and I find
that disappointing," he said.
Cocke said concern over fee
increases is greater among
students at colleges than at
He said the general public does
not think student tuition fees are a
Cocke said education minister
Pat McGeer's attitude that post-
secondary education should
primarily serve as job training
may keep many students out of
"With talk of university only
providing job-related training,
university accessibility could be
He added that students in job
training programs are being
trained for the wrong jobs. There
are 100 students enrolled in a
health inspector training program
at B.C. Institute of Technology
Cocke said, but there are only
four jobs a year available for the
program's graduates.
Cocke said the government was
spending education money in the
wrong places, most notably on the
new health services facilities at
"There's no end of money
that's going there and there are
other areas of the university that
are going to pieces. "I was and
still am opposed (to the health
services complex)."
He said the basic ingredient of
any university medical training
facility is to work directly with
major hospitals in the area but
said the new UBC facility will not.
Cocke said McGeer's stand
against pot-smoking teachers is
creating a situation of "double
jeopardy" for teachers since they
can be punished twice for the
same crime.
"Once a person is before the
courts, it's for the courts to decide
his punishment and not McGeer,"
he said.
McGeer has said he will enact
legislation to let school boards fire
teachers   convicted   of   smoking
See page 3: McGEER
the real thi
City's artists protest culture cuts
VANCOUVER'S HIDDEN UNEMPLOYED come out of their no-pogey
closet at noon Thursday to protest recent federal government cutbacks in
funding for artistic and cultural associations. Artists say the federal moves
will obliterate Canada's already underdeveloped cultural identity. Van-
—peter menyasz photo
couver will become cultural wasteland if city's artists are not supported
financially, according to Vancouver Artists' Alliance, who condemned feds
for spending money on fighter planes instead of people.
Boycotts joined by 15,000 students
than 15,000 students at the
Universite du Quebec a Montreal
voted Thursday to boycott classes
for four days, joining striking
students from 31 other Quebec
post-secondary institutions protesting the province's student aid
Quebec student leaders will meet
Friday   to   plan   further   protest
action, including a demonstration
outside the National Assembly. The
protest has now entered its fourth
Marie-France Desjardins,
Montreal regional spokeswoman
for l'Association Nationale des
Etudients du Quebec, said student
representatives will discuss tactics,
including occupying local offices of
National Assembly members. They
will also discuss coordinating a
march on the assembly scheduled
for Tuesday, she said.
The protest began Nov. 8 when
students at the Rimouski CEGEP
(junior college) staged a walkout,
followed by a student occupation at
Chicoutimi CEGEP.
Students are demanding free
tuition, elimination of independence   criteria,    switch    from
CUPE caper may be coming to close
The suspended president of UBC's local of the
Canadian Union of Public Employees said the local's
current dispute with its national office should be
resolved soon, ending a long period of secrecy.
"We're dealing with it (the problem), and it should
be resolved sometime this weekend," said local 116
president Ken Andrews.
The national office removed Andrews and three
other local officials in a surprise move two weeks ago,
replacing them with regional director Ray Mercer and
national representative Mike Kramer.
Since then the UBC local, which represents 1,600
UBC employees, has refused to obey the order from
the national office, and voted almost unanimously to
support their executive in the battle.
When asked if there was any possibility of the
dispute going to court, Andrews refused to answer,
saying, "that would be one of the comments that
would inflame the issue."
National CUPE officials have refused to speak to
The Ubyssey about the matter, saying internal disputes
should be settled with a minimum of outside interference.
Andrews has said local 116 is a member of the
"western caucus," a group of self-servicing locals
unhappy with national servicing.
loans to bursaries and a reduction
in parental contribution.
ANEQ delegates met with
education minister Jacques Yvan-
Morin Tuesday, but Morin said he
would not be able to give specific
responses to the demands before
Tuesday. He said he would need the
time to consult with the cabinet and
government financial advisors.
Students at the Loyola campus of
Concordia University reversed an
earlier decision to stage a one-day
walkout, but students et the Sir
George Williams campus held a
general assembly Thursday to
determine what action they should
The only Anglophone institution
to join in the protest is Champlain
College in Lennoxville. More than
half the students there voted
Tuesday to hold a three-day study
More than 1,000 protesting
students occupied education
ministry offices in Montreal on
Nov. 23. Students entered the
building to speak to Morin,
More than 200 of Vancouver's
"hidden unemployed" came out of
hiding Thursday as local artists and
UBC students protested on the
steps of the Georgia street courthouse against federal cultural and
artistic spending cutbacks.
Protesters slammed the federal
government for cutting back funds
to artistic and cultural associations
including the Canadian Film Development Corporation, the
National Film Board, the National
Arts Centre and the federal cultural
affairs department.
The Vancouver Artists' Alliance
claims artists are not usually hired
through Canada Manpower and
this prevents actors, dancers and
musicians from collecting or paying
into Unemployment Insurance
benefits. Because artists are not
allowed to collect UIC benefits they
cannot be officially registered as
So there are no statistics on the
"hidden unemployed" (Canadian
artists), said Alliance spokesman
Heath Lamberts.
"There is no complete
documentation on how many professional artists, employed or unemployed there are in this country.
We know that unemployment is
high," he said.
Artists were asked to sign
registration forms at the demonstration to improve local estimates
of the number of unemployed
While artists signed forms and
gathered at the foot of the courthouse steps, alliance members
entertained them with mime acts,
songs of protest and spoke out
against federal spending cuts.
"Please Pierre, Joe, and all the
boys, don't forget we're here and
we need some funding," sang
protester Brent Carver.
The average artist's salary is
below $5,000 a year and funding
cutbacks are not going to improve
that figure, actress Janet Wright
told the crowd.
See page 3: CULTURE
It's over
It's over. Light is showing at the
end of the tunnel as The Ubyssey
puts out the last regular edition of
this term.
But there's still one last gasp of
breath in the rag. On Thursday,
Dec. 7 comes a pre-Christmas treat
— The Ubyssey Special Edition, a
magazine style Ubyssey with
feature stories on skiing, student
alcoholism, suicide, the nuclear
industry, the Vancouver jazz scene
and other prime-time topics. The
Special Edition will be around
during exams for post-test unwinding or to take home over the
holidays. Watch for it.
And also in this issue Page Friday
looks at unidentified flying objects,
children's theatre and literature, art
history and of course events around
town. Salut and good luck! Page 2
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CARTRIDGE Friday, December 1, 1978
Page 3
'Stonehenge site seeing stars'
Hundreds of Stonehenge-like
rings throughout England and
Europe might lead to an archeo-
logical and astronomical
revolution, UBC astronomy professor Michael Ovenden said
In a lecture entitled "Sun, Stars
and Standing Stones," Ovenden
explained the origins of the 4,600-
year-old megaliths to 300 people at
the MacMillan Planetarium.
"Simply because they had less
knowledge is no reason to believe
the ancients were less intelligent
than we are," said Ovenden.
He said Stonehenge was not a
creation of the Druids,as the most
'Culture is
more than
Rene Simard'
From page 1
Wright said the cutbacks are the
first in a series of federal government moves to totally obliterate
Canadian cultural identity. She said
whenever governments are in a
period of restraint the first area
they cut back is the arts.
"I'm amazed that a prime
minister whose wife occasionally
dabbles in the arts does not understand the problem facing
them," she added.
Local critic and filmmaker Tom
Shandel said art is the mirror of a
culture and that if there is no
Canadian content in film, radio or
magazines, art in Canada is not
fulfilling its function.
Shandel  said Canadian  culture
should consist of more than Rene
Simard and Pierre Berton. He said •
it should include himself and all the
Canadian artists at the protest.
About eight UBC theatre
students protested the cutbacks
which will affect them when they
enter artistic professions.
"We will have to deal with them
(the cutbacks) in the future," said
Chris Smith, UBC theatre students
association president. She added
the TSA will support any action
taken by the Artists' Alliance to
protest the government spending
Bill Millerd, artistic director of
the Arts Club theatre, said Vancouver will soon become a cultural
ghost town if cutbacks persist. Part
of government money now being
spent on national defence would be
more constructively spent on subsidizing the arts, he added.
"They (the government) think
they can give money to fighter
planes and ignore people who
work," he said. Millerd said the
arts are not dead yet and artists
should fight the cutbacks by writing
to members of Parliament and
raising their concern at all candidates meetings.
"I don't feel extinct and you (the
crowd) don't look extinct," he said.
recent carbon-dating analyses
shows the stone rings date from
about 2600 B.C., long before the
Druids existed.
Ovendon said Diodorus of Sicily,
an historian during the time of
Christ, believed that Pythagoras, a
Greek mathematician, learned from
"hyperborean peoples," meaning
the Celts and other peoples from
Northern Europe.
"Apollo worshippers celebrated
a great festival related to a 19-year
cycle," said Ovenden. This is the
same cycle which is mapped out by
the positions of the Stonehenge
blocks, he added.
And there" are hundreds of
similar structures all across Europe,
sharing the same structure,
Ovenden said.
"The probability of this being a
coincidence is on the order of one in
"Since ,,,there are still many
hundred structures in Britain alone,
and we are losing and have been
losing them to vandals at a high
rate, how many must there have
been in 2600 B.C.?" said Ovenden.
Even more amazing is the fact
that "at that time the entire
population of Britain was less than
100,000," he added.
"The effort involved was
relatively much greater than we are
putting into our space program,"
he said. "If this bewilders you I'm
glad, because I want you to be, so
you will admire the people who
erected the standing stones, who
knew all this."
Ovenden said the person
responsible for these discoveries
was surveyor Alex Thom, who
spent his holidays for 30 years
measuring stones and surveying
them as a hobby. His first
publication of this work was in a
statistical journal, because no
serious archeological journal would
accept   Thorn's   findings   at   that
time, Ovenden said.
"No one who has any claim to
rational thought can believe other
than that the standing stones were
erected to mark the seasons," sun
and star movements, and related
phenomena, and that they were
built by the same people, he said.
Ovenden said that this still
does not explain why the structures
were built, or how thousands of
these stone rings could have been
built across Europe by a unified
civilization of which we know
absolutely nothing.
MODIFIED FORM OF guillotine, called the Convincer, eliminates another
unsafe driver in public execution performed by Insurance Corporation of
B.C. outside SUB Thursday at noon. Icky Bicky was really trying to convince students to wear seat belts and shoulder straps to prevent injury in
— ross burnett photo
case of accidents. Convincer simulates crash at mere eight miles per hour
but shakes victim up more than a Christmas exam. If seat belts were properly used more than 8,000 lives could be saved each year in Canada, ICBC
'Cambodians face death and torture'
Death, torture and suffering are
all currently facing Cambodians, a
Southeast Asian studies research
director said Thursday.
"I give a fair bit of credence to
reports of atrocities," David
Chandler told 45 people in Buch.
"The brutality comes from the
people's old fashionedness. Some
people don't see the point of many
of the Communist government's
changes, so they protest a little too
much and they have to be killed."
The Khmer Rouge took control
of Cambodia and current reports in
the western press say that mass
murders and other atrocities have
been committed under the new
"The Cambodian leaders believe
that Cambodian society has to be
destroyed to be saved," he said.
"Only time will tell if the Communist rule will be beneficial."
Cambodia has been a historical
playground for foreign ideologies
Union to hold rotating strikes
Canadian University Press
Simon Fraser University's
clerical staff has decided to implement a policy of rotating strikes
'McGeer dope on pot'
From page 1
marijuana,    even    if   they   are
granted condition discharges.
"It's a cause celebre for the
Socreds, a way of getting votes,"
Cocke said. "It's an overrated
Cocke also criticized McGeer's
handling of the open university
proposal. The proposal will offer
university courses in B.C.'s
remote areas via television and the
Cocke said the open university >
concept is going ahead without
adequate    consultation    with
university presidents, college administrators and representatives
of the communities involved.
"They (the education ministry)
haven't done their homework,"
he said.
Cocke added that university
boards of governors are becoming
too business oriented. He said
businessmen are too busy to
devote enough time to board
"There are other sectors of
society which could make a
contribution (to university
boards)," he said.
as  a means  of backing  contract
The staff, who constitute the
Association of College Employees,
local 2, made the decision Thursday
after contract negotiations with the
university this week failed to reach
a settlement.
No date has been set for job
action since the union must wait for
the mediator's report before
striking. Mediator Ed Sims, from
the B.C. Labor Relations Board,
was requested to sign out by AUCE
on Tuesday.
He is expected to hand in his
report today.
Norma Edelman, AUCE committee chairwoman, said the
membership decided on the action
because of the university's refusal
to go to binding arbitration and its
insistence on a two-year contract
that would involve a bonus rather
than a percentage wage increase.
Edelman said the key issue in. the
dispute was the bonus clause, which
the union felt would set a precedent
against negotiating for percentage
increases in wages.
She said the university has
refused to move on the clause and
the union was prepared to continue
with strike action until the clause
was  removed   from   negotiations.
Edelman said the union hopes to
put pressure on the administration
rather than students and faculty,
and avoid disruption of pre-
registration and final exam
But she did say the union would
definitely be looking at hitting key
areas of the university and that
strike action would likely be
escalated at some point.
and power struggles, Chandler said.
"The French, the Vietnamese,
the Chinese and the Americans
have all tried to impose their
doctrines. The Cambodian people
are capable of being exterminated.
The Americans tried it."
Chandler said he believes the
revolution in Cambodia might
succeed by losing its ideological
"A great many people have been
killed, but many are enjoying the
revolution too," he said. "I think
that includes mostly the poor and
Chandler said Cambodia is at the
point where it will have its collective
amnesia and build its own identity,
but Cambodians are not historically
used to creating an identity.
"The Cambodians have tried to
define themselves by saying what's
not Chinese about them. They have
an antagonistic nationalism."
The history  of  Cambodia  has
been tragic, while the essence of
leadership has been based on ex-
. ploitation, he said.
"In Buddhist terms those at the
top of the society had more merit in
heaven than those at the bottom,
and the poor were believed to be
poor because their ancestors misbehaved." Page 4
Friday, December 1, 1978
And to all, a good night
A sad time of year. Not just because of the innumerable exams and essays which well up to
frustrate normally happy go lucky UBC students at
this time of year, but because, yes, you guessed it;
it's the last regular issue of The Ubyssey before we
wil reappear in the new year.
But before we trudge off to perform ignominious
rites of servitude before cynical Buchanan Tower
profs, we offer our annual Christmas gifts to appease
the powers that be.
For B.C.'s premier Bill Bennett, we wish him Vic
Stephen's conversion to Marxism to stop the right
wing vote drain and to Robert Bonner, Hydro's boss,
an increase in his income taxes to match the recent
bus fare rise.
For hizzoner Seiko Jack Volrich, a stopped time
piece to ward off the next election. To May Brown, a
jar of "2nd Debut."
To the family meat packaging firm of the
Philliponis, a sidewalk concession stand at Georgia
and Hornby.
To the ornable Pat McGeer, one-time UBC professor and the current education minister; a date
with Socred upstart Diane Hartwick and an ounce of
Columbian to break the ice.
To the silly and pretentious punk band, the Battered Wives; two more chords in addition to the one
they know now in order to put together a basic rock
For Basil Peters; a copy of the classic; The Invisible
For the right ornable Pierre Elliot Trudeau; two
tickets to In Praise of Older Women and to his
nemesis Joe Clark, an American Express card "so
they'll know who you are" and a copy of Horton
Hears a Who.
For Ian Smith, a White Christmas.
For Idi Amin, a one-way ticket and work visa for
Johannesburg, with a lease in a nice little flat in
a pocket full of meal tickets to some exotic place, far
away from libraries and engineers.
For former Liberal Rene Levesque, 500 shares in
Rothman's of Pall Mall, suppliers of tobacco to the
Royal House of Windsor.
To Dave Barrett, a hope and prayer.
For Margaret Trudeau, a spinnerama decisionmaker and to alderman Bernice Gerard, a Bible with
all the racier passages underlined.
And for Denny Boyd, who says we don't have a
sense of humor, a whoopee cushion and a pie in the
For pulp and paper tiger J. V. Clyne, promotion to
full-time chancellor, since he obviously needs the
For Doug Kenny a new gang of four (vice-
presidents) and ping-pong lessons.
Be amazed, don't chuckle at love
In the Nov. 24 article "Bible
doesn't thump gays, says
minister," Mac Elrod accuses Jews
and Christians of misinterpreting
the Bible. As Christians we are
disturbed by his own shallow and
sloppy interpretation of scripture.
The sociological reasons he gives
for the Biblical prohibition of
homosexuality do not square with
the historical evidence. Nor do they
take into account that scripture was
inspired by God.
When Elrod discusses the "same-
sex relationships" in the Bible he
treats them as explicit or implicit
love affairs, as with Naomi and
Ruth, in "there is no way of
judging whether or not there was a
physical relationship, but there was
certainly a life-long same-sex relationship." If Elrod is studying for
a Master of Stereotypes degree, he
is a great success.
About David and Jonathan: King
Saul, Jonathan's father was out to
kill David because of his hero
status. David stayed alive by hiding
DECEMBER 1, 1978
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 staff 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 office is in
room 241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Mike Bocking
Even Ubyssey staffers deserve Christmas presents, so let's see what Santa's bringing for all the good
boys and girls. For R. R. Creech, there's a model railroad set. For Geof Wheelwright, an extension on
his extensions for term papers. For Steve Howard, a football autographed by Allen Ginsberg. For Tony
Montague, a Bob Dylan t-shirt. For James Young, a grade 9 math text. For Robert Jordan, a free introductory lesson from the School of Favorable Reviews. For Verne McDonald, a pound of Columbian
that's less than 20 per cent seeds. For Gray Kyles, a Vue-master with Mickey Mouse reruns. For Tom
Hawthorn, the removal of the letter e from the English language. For Heather Watt, a weekend for two
in the darkroom of her choice. For Bill Tieleman, a new brother. For Mike Bocking, a full year of eight-
page Ubysseys with no Editorial pages. For Heather Conn, a collection of Tom Hawthorn's greatest insults. For Kerry Regier, a hat. For Glen Schaefer, dinner for two in any restaurant in Spuzzum. For Holly Nathan, a punk-rock outfit, complete with outrageous hairdo. For Chris Bocking, a year's electric
broom lessons. For Greg Strong, a transvestite dancing girl of indeterminate age. For Nick Tuele, a *
John Nagy paint-by-number set. For Peter Menyasz, a new kind of enlarger. For Bob Bakshi, a
membership in a sorority. For Matt King, a Polaroid One-Step. For Doug Todd, a trip to the Virgin
Islands. For Thomas Chan, a King Kong suit, complete with giant gorilla. For Ross Burnett, a trip to the
room with the red lights. Ubyssey readers, bad or good, deserve gifts too. For all of you out there, a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and enough snow for the Christmas exams to be cancelled.
Have a good one!
in the field to discuss his escape
route with Jonathan. Elrod misrepresents the context of David's
statement of love for Jonathan.
David said it in grief many years
later while lamenting the death of
Saul and Jonathan in battle, not
before going into the field. ( I
Samuel 20 and then II Samuel 1.)
Jonathan loved David "as his
own sOul." (I Sam. 18:3). The holy
law required Jews to love their
neighbors as themselves. (Leviticus
19:18.) The word for love refers
equally to friendship and to
passionate love. It is more appropriate to stand amazed than to
chuckle that this command was
actually fulfilled.
About Sodom and Gomorrah:
They were not to be destroyed
because of homosexuality. Yet it is
not true that "bring the men out
that we may know them" has no
sexual connotations. Lot understood their intentions and offered his daughters instead. In the
end, the women were kept safe and
not raped either.
_, As to Jesus not discussing homosexuality, Elrod is right. However,
Jesus did discuss heterosexuality.
One must not argue from silence.
Elrod consistently interprets love
as leading to sexual activity. It may
happen that both are present in the
same relationship, but love is not
limited to relationships of physical
intimacy. We can't make any
assumptions about "the disciple
Jesus loved."
"Finding a man on Jesus'
breast" at the Last Supper clearly
refers to New Testament times
dining customs and not to a sexual
relationship. Everyone, both
women and men, reclined on
couches arranged so each person
could rest his head close to the
person behind him. This allowed
for an exchange of confidential
More care must be taken with the
interpretation of scripture.
Susan Walker
Janet By er
Master of Christian Studies
Regent College
P.S. We have just spoken with
Mac Elrod and find that his views
are hot quite as far from ours as the
article suggests; for instance, he
does not consider same-sex relationships necessarily to be sexual.
Bible adaptable
The inadvertent misquotations in your report of my talk to the
Gay People of UBC were entertaining ("Hear, old man" for "Hear,
oh man," David's lament at Jonathan's death given as a statement
made to him, etc.
More serious was the headline ("Bible does not thump gays. . .")
which misrepresents my main point. (Some Biblical passages do prohibit same-sex behavior, just as some passages prohibit the eating of
pork and many other activities. The extent of Biblical condemnation
nf homosexual act« ha« been the suhiect of mistranslation, misrep-
icsciiuuiiMi. tind nver-L-mptKi^i'-.)
The main point I attempted io m.tkt- was that the central thrust of
ihe Judeo-Christian tradition (to do justice, to love mercy) must in
each a^e be icapplied with the nest of the understanding then available. The Kiel thai the Bible accept!) and regulates slavery, I gave as
an example, does not mean that today we see that institution as consistent with the Judco-Chrisiian heritage.
Similaily, our picsent growing understanding of homosexuality as
a given predisposition and as a part of (ae natural order, as opposed
io being a conscious choice, must cause those of us who attempt to.
still apply the Biblical tradition to rethink the treatment of this
Mac Elrod Friday, December 1, 1978
Page 5
Economists' platform hypocritical
With reference to your report
"Faculty Plans S.A. Protest" in
The Ubyssey of Nov. 2l7 those
economics students and members
of faculty at Simon Fraser, UBC,
BCIT and elsewhere who organized
or participated in the spirited pro
test against South African ambassador Becker's luncheon address
to the conference of the Association
of Professional Economists at the
Bayshore Inn on Nov. 21 are to be
congratulated and encouraged.
It is idle for James Angus and
Boycott no good
In reaction to South African ambassador John Becker's speech on
Tuesday, Rev. Don Johnson said
"the only people that might stand
to lose something (due to political
change) would be the multinational
corporations, and the whites who
now dominate South Africa, not
the western world." He does not
realize that an economic loss for
those corporations would be an
economic loss for the whole western
Those corporations along with
militarily    powerful    countries
FM bucks
for CITR
In your article of Tuesday, Nov.
28 about CITR's application for a
low power FM licence, you mentioned that the approximately
$8,000 for new equipment would
come from the AMS.
In fact, from the very beginning,
we and the AMS have understood
that CITR will raise the money for
the expenditure. We are presently
contacting various organizations
who could provide grants for the
new equipment and we expect to
know where the money will come
from in the new year.
For the information of anyone
interested in learning more about
our LPFM application to the
CRTC, a copy of our application is
available for public inspection at
our studios in room 233 of SUB.
I hope this letter clears up any
misunderstanding that AMS funds
will pay for CITR's proposed
Darrell Noakes
depend on trade with South Africa
for economic stability, therefore a
complete boycott is practically
Many countries, companies and
organizations, led- by the United
Nations, have applied economic
sanctions on South Africa, but
without the support of multinational corporations and without
commitment from the governments
of the United States, Great Britain
and France, the effect of these
efforts has been negligible.
Even if a complete boycott were
possible, it would not improve the
plight of South Africa's non-
whites, as N. D. Nathan clearly
explains in his article. The
Afrikaaner people have inherited a
racial problem and it cannot be
solved by alienating the country,
socially or economically.
Mike Payne
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The AMS programs committee
would like to thank all those who
participated in the pre-game Pit
rally and travelled the Empire
Express to the Shrum Bowl last
Saturday night. Needless to say it
was a great success.
As well, the committee would
like to give a special thanks to the
administration for providing the
money to rent those buses. We're
sure everyone involved appreciated
it greatly.
committee members
other business-oriented economists
to state that they oppose the
inhuman oppression of 20 million
blacks in South Africa while at the
same time offering a platform and
an audience to an official representative of the apartheid state
whose function is to promote the
interests of the white minority
Back home in South Africa the
fact that the ambassador was invited to speak to a "distinguished
gathering of economists" in
Canada is trumpeted as acceptance
that the South African government
has a "case."
In South Africa, 20 million black
people are denied any effective
means of presenting their case. Not
that this would overly concern Mr.
Angus and the other professional
economists who heartily cheered
ambassador Becker, according to
newspaper reports.
It is necessary for the Beckers
and their friends to know that there
are people who care about the
rotten system of apartheid and who
are prepared to actively protest accommodating its representatives
and spokesmen.
So go to it, Heaps, Berndt,
Jamison, Dean et al — Fight the
good fight and confusion io your
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Friday, December 1, 1978
'Tween classes
Playing   works   of   Stravinsky,    Rossini   and
Beethoven, 8 p.m.. Old Auditorium.
Japan night, 8:30 p.m., international House.
First annual Christmas ball and gay winter disco,
8:30 p.m., Grad Centre ballroom.
Happy hour with free admission for members, 4
to 6 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m., Cecil Green Park.
University of Alberta professor Ivan Rudnytsky
speaks on the Treaty of Pereyaslaw, 1654, noon,
Buch. 3205.
Hang-gliding  party and  visual  presentation,  7
p.m., SUB 212.
Medieval dance instruction, 2 p.m., SUB 212.
Christmas dance ticket sales, Monday to Friday,
SUB 216A and AMS ticket office.
International folkdancing with instruction, 7 to
10 p.m., Aberthau Community Centre at 2nd and
Seminar on the oppression of  Soviet Jews,
noon, Hillel House.
Single parents meeting on assertiveness, 7 p.m.,
Hot flashes
Dope Inc. up
V/i at close
Dope. It's big business in North
America and Costas Kalimtgis, executive secretary of the U.S. Labor
party, is on a continent-wide tour to
launch war against drugs. Kalimtgis, author of Dope, Inc., a book
which looks at the nations and big
names in international drug trafficking, will be speaking in Rm. 225 of
the Hotel Vancouver, Monday at 7
Some iur
How would you like to spend
Christmas with your leg in a painful
trap, struggling to escape while the
metal jaws cut into your flesh and
Not a pretty holiday picture is it?
But that's what happens to
thousands of fur-bearing animals
caught in primitive leg hold traps
each year. The Association for the
Protection of Fur Bearing Animals
will be accepting donations to fight
cruel trapping methods at their office at 1316 East 12th Ave. in their
Christmas appeal.
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receipt of a petition duly signed by over 500 active members of the
Society evidencing the members registration numbers;
TAKE NOTICE THAT a Special General Meeting of the members of
The Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia will be
AND THAT it is intended to propose the following resolution as a
special resolution.
The proposed special resolution proposes amendments to the Constitution and By-laws of the Society and must therefore, pursuant to
the provisions of the Societies Act, be passed in general meeting by a
majority of not less than 75% of those members of the Society who,
being entitled to do so, vote in person at a meeting the quorum for
which is set by By-law 23(1) (a) as 10% of the active members of the
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PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING (in the calculation of which
time period the date of giving the notice and the date of the meeting
is excluded).
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and produce a valid student card so identifying the member.
Dated this 23rd day of November, 1978.
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Supper at the Johnson's and bootstrap committee meeting, 6 p.m.
Informal discussion, noon, SUB 113.
Potluck supper, bring beverage and place setting, 8 p.m., Cecil Green Park.
Guest speaker Ron Schmidt, noon, Angus 104.
General meeting, noon, SUB 130.
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Folklore,     dances,     food     (shashi)
drinks of Japan. Karate, judo demonstration, and lots more.
Try out for the McGoun Cup Debate
by arguing 'That the CBC's eastern
elitism will be its undoing". Anyone
who would like to debate in the
January tournament must sign up
now. Go to SUB 237b (near the radio
station) for details.
METRO THEATRE, 1370 S.W. Marine
Drive. Dec. 5, Jean Vigo movies. Sub.
titles. 7:30 p.m. "L'Atalante", 9:30
p.m. "Le Zero de Conduit". $5 00 for
both movies ($4 00 for students) $3.50
for one movie ($3.00 for sthdents).
Dec. 4, 8:30 p.m. "Les Mimes Eleotri-
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8, 8:30 p.m. Immram Dance Theatre.
Information and reservations phone
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Jewish Community Center, 41st and
Oak St. Sunday, Dec. 3—11:00 a.m.-
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Phont  874-1292 or 731-8979.
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at the
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The UJJ.C. Campus
MARKET PLACE • UFO'S - the facts behind some major sightings
•PSYCHIC SOCIETY - introducing the Vancouver sect
•SOPHIE PEMBERTON-      attempts to break into the art world
•CHILDREN'S THEATRE -o philosophy of education
•CHILDREN'S LITERATURE - rating a Canadian children's book
• STAR THROWER - portrait of a scholar
•MUSSOC - rejuvenating a tradition
•NICKELODEON - the new Gastown club
•SOLZENITSYN - assessing an author
•MIDNIGHT EXPRESS - a frightening tale
•VSO - last concert of the term
•GINSBERG - his reading and a new poem I flying saucers\
UFO sightings more myth than reality
An RCMP officer in Newfoundland
whose name has not been released recently
spent over an hour carefully observing an
object that hovered in the sky and then
disappeared straight upwards. He described
the thing as having red, white and blue
flashing lights and a pyramid fin on top.
The casual observer might immediately
assume he has seen an amazing vehicle which
behaves as no human-built machine and of
extra-terrestrial origin. This is a fallacy
which far too many people fall into when
they are unaware of the amazing variety of
phenomena which occur in the sky.
If you travel on the Arctic ice-floes in
the extreme north and are lucky, you might
see an astonishing sight which has
profoundly disturbed many famous explorers in the past. Vast mountain ranges
dwarf the Himalayas and the Andes,
stretching from horizon to horizon are often
visible. Yet, when the observer approaches,
they disappear.
Those amazing mountains which appear
as real as the ranges visible outside your
window are reflections of the ground and of
clouds. They are caused by alternating hot
and cold layers of air, high in the upper
atmosphere which acts like an immense lens,
hundreds of kilometers across.
This same effect baffled early explorers
off the Canadian coast when they sighted
islands just over the horizon. The land
receded as their ships moved closer, eventually, breaking into several tiny islands
which disappeared.
I've witnessed this phenomenon myself
when I saw a house-sized saucer of classical
shape, hovering about two hundred meters
above the houses of Point Grey. As I
carefully watched it, instead of running for a
phone to call the army, 1 saw that it eventually changed shape into a jetliner far out at
sea, coming in to Vancouver Airport. It was
a most stunning illusion, and to this day I
would be convinced of its alienness, had 1 not
watched it as I did.
Even when one is familiar with celestial
oddities such as these, it is easy to be fooled.
An amateur astronomer friend of mine was
absolutely convinced he saw a flattened
sphere hovering in the sunset sky one evening
out over the ocean.
Strange Phenomena
Only after watching for nearly half an
hour and observing with binoculars, did he
realize that he was watching Venus and not a
spacecraft from another planet.
Other strange phenomena in the sky
include such things as the little-understood
St. Elmo's Fire, odd lightning formations,
searchlights and deliberate pranks such as
internally-lit balloons.
For all this, according to astronomer
Thorton Page only a b o u t 90 per cent of
all UFOs actually can be identified. There is
still a residue of weird occurrences that have
no apparent explanation.
Several years ago over 150 cows were
killed in most unusual fashion all around the
midwestern United States. The killings were
extremely professional as if done by surgeons
and there were rarely signs of struggle on the
part of the animals.
Often seemingly random organs or
external parts were removed, such as ears,
reproductive organs, hooves, or skin and
always with what was described as amazing
surgical skill and accuracy.
Since it often occurred that more than
one incident would take place simultaneously
in areas thousands of kilometeres apart, it
ruled out a single person or band operating
on a large scale. Nor is there any explanation
for the high number of UFO sightings,
generally of the unexplainable type, that
took place at the sites of the mutilations.
Some very difficult problems have been
posed by observations of astronauts. In a
Gemini space mission two astonauts
described an object which paced them for a
while and then went away. It seems odd that
photos were not taken. Astronaut John
Glenn was also disturbed by a shower of
bright lights which surrounded his Mercury
spacecraft for a period of time.
A very famous incident occurred when a
man and his wife were undergoing hypnosis,
as part of a program of therapy and counselling for a failing marriage. They revealed
that they had been taken aboard a
spacecraft, medically examined, shown star
maps and replaced in their car on a deserted
country road. The counsellor thought little
of it and it was forgotten.
Interstellar Visits
However an Ontario amateur
astronomer, starting independent work
shortly after, spent five years working on a
three-dimensional star map of the type
drawn by the couple. It was only after
previously unknown data had been
discovered and recorded that she was able to
complete her project.
Her map corresponded exactly with the
couple's map. No cribbing or faking of such
a map intentionally could have been possible
and the probability of a coincidence is
Sir Arthur C. Clarke, famous British
author and knighted for his work on the first
radar system, explains the probability of a
visit by an intelligent race as very small.
It is a fair guess that one in a million
stars harbors an interstellar civilization.
Now, the building of a starship being an
enormous task, even at a rate of one expedition launched yearly, it would be fifteen
thousand years between visits on our world.
We must not discount the idea on a
probabilistic basis, though. It would be even
more remarkable if we were never visited by
Michael Ovenden of UBC's Astronomy
department, believes that UFO's "should be
taken seriously, but glad he doesn't have to
do it." He considers that while it is not
unlikely that life exists elsewhere, "all our
knowledge of life elsewhere is nonsense, as
none of the values are known." We can
merely make educated guesses as to what
might lie out there at this stage.
Some astronomers have said that if there
was something concrete behind UFOs, we
should certainly have found this by now with
Is   intelligence alien among us?
Unidentified flying object
Since the first observation of a UFO was made in 1 947, thousands of
sightings have been reported. Do you believe that flying saucers are
visiting our planet?
all the number of people looking for them
and the large number of sightings.
Ovenden disagrees, however, saying that
we certainly don't know everything there is
to know about what goes on even about our
own weather. Such things as St. Elmo's fire,
which have been known for centuries,
continue to elude explanation.
A concept that is staggering in scale is the
Dyson sphere named after its inventor,
British mathematician Freeman Dyson. This
is a plan for utilizing all the mass in the solar
system to make a sphere around the sun at
the distance of the earth, or about 150
million kilometers.
People would live on the inside of the
sphere which would enable the total use of all
the sun's energy. In this way we could
support unimaginably large numbers of
people for an indefinite length of time.
One of the characteristics of the sphere is
that it completely blocks the star from -observation outside the sphere. The star's
energy must escape, though, and it would be
radiated as heat in a very specific and
predictable way, as the characteristics of
radiating objects are well known to physicists
and astronomers.
The amazing thing about this is that a
dozen or so of these radiating sources have
been discovered in the sky. This is a finding
which can boggle the imagination although
astronomers are cautious to relate that there
are alternative explanations.
Perhaps one of the most telling arguments
against the the intelligent origin of UFOs is
the fact that they have never deliberately
attempted to contact us. Attempts have been
made in the past to find such communication, but have never been free of
major flaws.
An example is in research done on
mysterious delayed radio echoes by Duncan
Lunan. In the 1920's strange echoes of radio
signals were discovered that lasted from two
or three seconds to several minutes.
Lunan found that proper arrangement of
these echoes in a mathematical sequence
produced a star map which showed the
positions of stars 17,000 years ago. Lunan
hypothesized that an alien space probe, after
sitting out in space for thousands of years,
was now active and trying to alert us to its
Other astronomers disagreed. It was
shown that the echoed pulses actually
originated through bouncing of radio waves
in the ionosphere, echoing around the earth
again and again, and so a profitable series of
lectures for Lunan was brought to a close.
Another difficulty lies in separating the
cranks from the real observers. When fifty
people walk into your office claiming to have
spoken with alien beings, can you be absolutely sure that all of them are deluded?
Because you can show that nearly all of
them are certainly fabricating their adventures, can you assume the same is true of
the one you can't show conclusively to be
It's stories like the elderly couple mentioned earlier that lead to useful conclusions,
for in no way could they be lying as the
information to fake their story did not exist
until five years after the fact.
Again, alien intelligences have yet to
conclusively make themselves known to us.
Michael Ovenden f i nd s this a quite
satisfactory state of affairs, saying "until
they want to talk to me, I'm content to sit
and philosophize."
Simple saucer
Droop saucer
Page Friday, 2
Friday, December 1, 1978 \art history\
B.C.s first woman painter misses fame
I first saw some of Sophie Pemberton's
paintings at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Her large oil canvas, Un Livre Ouvert,
hung in the Spencer mansion section of the
Gallery. It was an appropriate choice for the
grand, wood-paneled Victorian entrance
hall. But the standard Canadian Art History
texts had little to say about this artist beyond
the facts of her birth and death.
Sophie Pemberton was born in Victoria in
1869 and died there ninety years later in 1959.
A few meagre details about her education as
an artist were given and that was it. My
curiousity aroused, I decided to see what I
could find out about this little known Canadian artist.
My enthusiasm grew as old letters,
newspaper clippings, diaries, sketch books,
and other valuable research materials came to
light. A lively picture of British Columbia's
first internationally acclaimed woman artist
began to emerge.
Sophie was born into one of the province's
premier families. Her father, J.D. Pemberton, was Vancouver Island's first surveyor
He built the family mansion "Gonzales"
on his 1200 acres of what is today known as
Oak Bay.
Like all young ladies raised in wealthy and
respectable Victorian families, Sophie had an
opportunity to learn drawing, painting, and
She was particularly interested in the visual
arts and demonstrated some talent at an early
age. Throughout her teenage years she applied herself with diligence to her art and
spent long hours in the drafty studio at Gonzales.
Considering the frontier nature of Victoria
in the '80's and '90's Sophie's perserverance
was remarkable. There were no qualified art
teachers, few other artists, and no galleries.
An even greater obstacle was the firmly, entrenched attitude about who could be an artist. Newspaper accounts indicate some of
the parental and societal oppositions which
Sophie had to overcome to pursue her art.
"It was all very well, they said, for a young
lady of the '80's and '90's to paint neat
watercolourings to pass the time. But why
did Sophie have to be so ambitious. Only
men were great painters!
Sophie managed to allay her parent's
misgivings and in 1890, just twenty-one years
old, she sailed for England. Her education
continued at the Cape Nichol School of Art
and over the next few years she excelled at
her studies.
By 1896 Sophie had grown beyond the
scope of this English school and she decided
to pursue her studies at the challenging
Academie Julian in Paris.
In 1897 Sophie made her public debut as a
mature artist and her painting Daffodils was
given a prominent position at the Royal
Academy Exhibition. A Vancouver paper
"Those of us who take any interest in
anything but dollars and mining shares are
delighted by news that three of those we
know have found a place in the Academy.
Miss Sophie Pemberton has fulfilled some of
LIFE CLASS IN PARIS 1899 ... an opportunity for women to become great painters
-nick tueie pnoioss
the promise of her childhood and those who
remember the extremely strong studies which
used to decorate her mother's house in
Victoria will not be surprised to hear that a
large picture by her has been awarded an
honourable position in Room 1 at the Royal
Academy's Exhibition of Pictures in London."
In April of 1899 Sophie achieved the single
honour of winning the Prix Julian and she
was the first woman to be so honoured. This
gold medal was awarded annually to the student submitting the finest work.
The last year of the nineteenth century was
a fruitful one for the thirty year old Sophie.
She had completed her studies, emerged as an
accomplished and professional artist and
won honours never before accorded a
member of her sex.
But early years of this century proved to be
difficult ones and after recovering from an illness which required a prolonged con-
valesence she spent time travelling about
Europe with her aging mother. By 1904 she
was again working hard and her talent received growing recognition.
There were still no proper facilities for the
exhibition of art in the capital city. However,
each fall the Victoria Agricultural Show
made temporary provision for such exhibitions. The Colonist newspaper carried the
following report:
"Visitors to the Victoria Agricultural
Show this year have a great treat in store for
them when they carefully examine the collection of pictures exhibited by Miss Sophie
Pemberton in the gallery of the main
building. Those who remember seeing some
few years ago an exhibition of this talented
young artist's work will be struck by the
marvellous progress she has made in the past
few years."
Domestic troubles
Sophie's first husband died in 1917 and her
loss was compounded by a severe accident
which required two years for recovery. In
1920 she married her second husband and,
like her first marriage, this proved to be incompatible with her pursuit of an artistic
As this picture of Sophie Pemberton's artistic efforts came to light I had the good fortune of being able to see the actual paintings
she produced. It required little convincing of
the various collectors involved that a major
retrospective exhibition of this artist's work
should be organized.
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria arranged to do just that. For those who saw the
exhibition during the summer at this gallery
or this fall at the UBC Fine Arts Gallery there
was an opportunity to see a good cross section of the work of this little known Canadian artist.
Her major commissioned portraits very
definitely belong to the Edwardian era that
produced them. Her portraits, Sir Henri
Gustave Joly de Lotbiniere, Henry Crease,
Dr. Hasel, Bishop Cridge, John Fannin and
many others were amongst the most powerful
and respected citizens of the capitol of British
Although technically competent these formal protraits lack the warmth and spontaneity of her much better paintings of family
members and casual sitters.
For example, her full length portraits of
Warren and Armine Pemberton, her nephew
and niece impress us with something beyond
technical proficency.
They have a warm believable quality which
the commissions lack. Equally good are her
portraits of peasant women and children.
Little Boy Blue and Breton Peasant with
Two further examples where Sophie brings
to her paintings a deep understanding of
human nature.
These portrait abilities, are surprising
when considered aginst her accomplished
landscapes in both oil and watercolour.
Sophie undertook to "interpret the excessively brilliant atmosphere of the Pacific coast"
and paintings like Macaulay Plains and A
Prosperous Settler were particularly admired
in their day.
These landscapes mark a definite departure
from   the   traditional   nineteenth   century
"English" interpretation of the landscape
which still prevailed at the time of their ex
Finally, but by no means least, Sophie was
a   most   accomplished   wild flower   artist.   (
Ironically she did not regard her sensitive
watercolour wildflower paintings as
"serious" art.
She assembled two very large portfolios of
these wildflower paintings and they are
testimonies to her finely attuned awareness of
the delicate beauties of nature.
Each painting is accompanied with a few
lines of poetry which is particularly suitable
to the flower portrayed. It was her wildflower
paintings and drawings which sustained her
artistic drive during her later years and there
are many, many of them done in crayon with
a hand trembling from age as she continued
working in her eighties.
Sophie should have been guaranteed a
modest career as a professional artist. She
had overcome so many of the barriers and
obstacles placed in her way due to the entrenched sexual prejudice towards women only to
be defeated by the duties and restrictions of
The shortness of her professional life notwithstanding, Sophie deserves a more visible
place in the history of Canadian art. Certainly her work is uneven.
However, there are enough accomplished
works to raise her from the ranks of
"talented young lady," with the connotation
of dilettante, to the rank of a distinguished,
professional Canadian artist who made a unique contribution to her own times of value to
us today.
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Child's creativity
based on growth
Children's Theatre and Creative Drama
are two of the most productive educational
discoveries in terms of student involvement
and personal growth. Children's Theatre is
an art form that deals with the concerns and
issues of children. Child Drama or Creative
Drama is based on the development of the
child as an individual with his own particular
Our attitude to children is often
patronizing as if their ideas and their feelings
are not as intense or important as our own.
Perhaps we betray our childhoods when we
become adults. Although a child may not
have an adult's complicated social relationships, everything that he dreams or feels, is
as strong for him as it is for an adult.
Creative Drama is one way to tap this
source. Beginning with the years of experimentation in the British school system, it
developed as a special type of education
under such innovators as Peter Slade,
Dorothy Heathcote and Brian Way.
Peter Slade worked with experimental
Children's Theatre and youth companies in
the early 30's and he trained and directed the
Pear Tree Players, the first professional
theatrical group entirely concerned with
Slade published Child Drama which was
the first attempt to demonstrate the potential
of drama as an education tool.
"There exists a Child Drama," said Slade,
"which is an art Form in its own right. Slade
was trying to show his contemporaries that
child's play was worth watching. He saw
Child Drama as continuous play within
theatrical structures where sincerity and a
child's belief in his work were the overriding
artistic criteria.
He felt that the child to teacher relationship should be founded on trust, sympathy,
confidence, common sense and affection.
The innate sense of role-playing and curiosity
in a child could be extended to a Creative
Drama where he gained social awareness and
team spirit.
As Slade formulated it, the problem for a
child growing up is to fit others into his own
world, sharing his emotions, property, rights
and an experience, even a physical space.
Children are egocentric. Only at the age of
18 months do most infants begin to differentiate between themselves and their
environment. As a child grows, he develops
individual characteristics and his interactions
with his environment and the people in it
become increasingly complex. He experiences the world as successive approximations of reality.
The second major drama educator is
Dorothy Heathcote who works in class
groups with a situational drama. Each
student has a role with clearly defined objectives and Heathcote poses questions to the
group, dramatic problems which they must
"Drama is a moment in time," says
Heathcote, "where individuals are confronted by the effects of their actions."
Heathcote treats children as adults by
letting them deal with adult issues and using
their own ideas because what they create
should come from them and not from her.
Yet she structures their activities so they can
easily enter into a dramatic scenario and
often takes a role herself to focus the group's
It's a very personal style, played from the
hip. But her relationship to her students is
probably the most important thing about
her. She asks them questions that supply
information, control the class, establish
mood, feeling or belief and finally her
questions deepen a student's insight into the
human condition.
Brian Way is a third drama educator. He
was an associate and assistant to Slade for
many years and a founding member of the
Theatre Centre in Britain. His book Development Through Drama, published in
1966, outlines a whole program for providing
children with moments of direct experience
through drama and enriching their
imaginations, emotions and self-confidence.
The most important aspect of drama is its
potential to develop the whole person.
"It is comparatively easy to develop
drama," says Way, "but hard to develop
people. Fully developed people may not
make brilliant drama, but their drama will
never be poor, or uninteresting."
In the first chapter of the book, Consider a
Human Being, Way describes this development as an extension of intuitions in the
areas of emotion, speech, intellect, concentration, the senses, the imagination and
the physical self. It is not a linear
progression, but an expansion in one's likes
and abilities.
For Way, theatre is concerned with the
communication between actors and their
audience. Drama is the experience of the
participants. The audience is largely
irrelevant because the participants are doing
it for themselves.
The teacher has a special role here, to lead
and guide the students through an experience. Gradually as the student groups
develop more internal responsibility, he
relinquishes control over the group.
Another important aspect of these drama
programs is that they allow a student opportunities for physical self-expression and
the release of emotions. The student takes an
aggressive role in his own education. Even
more crucial is that students learn to
cooperate with each other and that one
person's ideas can be expanded or enlarged
by others.
Last June at Vancouver's annual International Theatre Festival for Young People, a
Japanese Children's Theatre group, Kaze No
Ko had a special kind of success with both
children and adults. They did a production
that used ropes, clothes, balls and origami.
The director had given his actors the
dramatic problem of making a story using
only children's toys.
They used the simplest  of objects  and
gestures and they suggested the entire ranj
of human emotions. Folded paper becarr
different birds, a frozen lake and falliri
snow while sticks became trains and horse
Kaze No Ko relied on the imagination c
their audience which is exactly what
children's theatre should do.
Kaze No Ko was organized by students i
1950 who were trying to answer the fund;
mental question of whether adults hav
anything to offer their children.
The 71-member theatre developed drams
that would meet the needs of children ;
different ages and in different grades. Toda
they perform over 500 times a year in fh
different acting teams — each with its ow
The benefits of a theatre like Kaze No K
are not confined to children as many adul
Annual reflects chi]
—matt king photo
Creative Drama allows children to take active role in education
Some of my favorite memories from
childhood come from the special children's
annuals received at Christmas. They always
consisted of great short stories and fun
games which kept me quite happy on many
boring days.
"Canadian Children's Annual 1979"
Edited by Robert F. Nielsen
Art Director: Mary Trach
Potlach Publications,
One Duke Street,
Hamiton, Ontario
The annuals I used to get came from
England. There was the Children's Own
Annual and Stories for Boys and Girls. Both
featured excellent artwork as well as good
stories but sometimes I was a bit puzzled by
the English traditions and mannerisms which
popped up throughout the books.
There were no Canadian annuals then and
the Americans still haven't produced
anything close to the quality of the British
books, so I stuck with the English imports.
Things have changed though since I was a
kid. For the past five years Potlach
Publications have been publishing a
Canadian Children's Annual, the only one of
its kind in Canada.
The new 1979 edition, edited by Robert F.
Nelson, has just been released for the
Christmas shopping season and it is probably
one of the finest childrens books ever
published in Canada.
It's a large format, 176 page book that is
packed full of stories, games, articles, poerr
and comics. It also features some oui
standing illustrations. There are 19 shot
stories in the collection and all are aimed i
children between the ages of 7 and 13.
One of the nicest things about the Annue
is that it doesn't ram Canadianess down it
young readers throats. So many Canadia;
childrens publications suffer from aciit
maple leaf mania and end up being
collection of uninteresting stories abou
lumberjacks or little boys who have ai
adventure at the Toronto City Hall.
Not so with the Annual. There is a nic
balance between stories with a Canadiai
background and those set in other parts o
the world.
The  artwork   which   accompanies   thes
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Friday, December 1, 1978 \children/ph ilosophyl
—matt king photo
:ould learn from seeing things with the
openness of a child. As in the words of Yukio
Sekiya, the chief dramatist of Kaze No Ko:
"Adults must learn to see and judge things
rrom the various angles of the world of
:hildren who are so full of emotion. . . We
should not keep distant from children . . .
'et"s forget we are grown up, put the masks
jside and get into the world of children to
zatch that free aspect of their affairs."
Drama in education may provide us with
some answers to how we can prepare our
:hildren to meet the demands of an adult
world. A child should believe that he is
growing up in a worthwhile world, one where
tie has access to information and discovery
and where he can effect changes. Drama is
[he first step in bringing that adult world into
:hild focus.
Ihood joy
stories and the mini-novella consists of fairly
typical children's book type art. Large
colourful pictures depicting scenes from the
stories. Most if it is appealing.
But the really exciting artwork occurs in
the various comics, especially one entitled
The Eye of Lorca. This science fiction story,
one of several in the collection, features some
brilliant artwork by Martin Springett who
also created a beautiful pull-out poster included at the back of the book.
Most of the comics are of the science
fiction and super hero vogue but there are
some humorous ones, most notably The
Bionic Beaver.
The poems and activities, crosswords and
mazes, are similar to those found in the more
established annuals and together with the
short stories they combine to create a very
nice book.
What really sets the book off from its
predecessors are the 15 articles which have
been included. There's one on how to write
and draw a comic strip and others include
information on such things as whales,
Chinese cooking, snakes, Mars and driftwood
These articles are written in an educational
but enjoyable style and are concerned with
subjects which are of special interest to
The 1979 Canadian Children's Annual is a
real treat for kids, and parents or brothers
and sisters might find it enjoyable too. If
there's a child you know who doesn't really
need any more Star Wars this Christmas it
could just be the perfect gift.
Broad scope of Star Thrower
leaves its readers behind
What originally attracted me to this book
was its very impressive list of Dr. Eiseley's
accomplishments. After all, an anthropology
professor who lectured at the leading
American universities, won numerous
literary and scientific awards, and received
35 honorary degrees must have been an
outstanding intellectual.
The Star Thrower
By Loren Eiseley
Times Books
319 pages   $16.00
Unfortunately, I assumed too much
because while Eiseley might well have been a
highly respected scholar, The Star Thrower
gives little indication that its author was a
man of creative talent or profound insight.
And although this volume is proudly announced by the publishers as Eiseley's
"biggest and best," it rapidly becomes
frustrating reading.
The central theme of this anthology of
essays and poetry is Eiseley's quest for ways
in which man, the eternal wanderer and
seeker, may be more securely related to both
his fellow human beings and the surrounding
natural world.
This comprehensive theme leads to the
book's first major problem, its maddeningly
broad scope. Eiseley begins writing from
within his personal sphere. Beyond the
personal world, he emerges to explore
American literature through Emerson,
Thoreau and Whitman, then considers
modern science as highlighted by Darwin and
Freud. From there, Eiseley moves to ponder
western thought as expressed by authors such
as Goethe, Kierkegaard and Alfred North
With this range of important writers,
Eiseley might have clarified various orientations in our intellectual history. However,
this group of brilliant men inspired Eiseley to
wander confusingly from one tangent to
Indeed, I began to wonder if The Star
Thrower had any definite purpose. In an
anthology which covers the entirety of the
author's adult life, I expected, but did not
find, some discernible progression or
maturation of ideas.
More specific comments about The Star
Thrower may be aimed at the book's three
constituent parts, namely Nature and Autobiography, Early Poems and • Science and
Nature and Autobiography, by far the
most entertaining and interesting of the three
sections, is a series of anecdotes in which Dr.
Eiseley relates how his own experiences with
nature helped formulate his personal
philosophy. Here, he successfully conveys his
sense of miracles and mysteries and the deep
feeling of awe which colors his perception of
the natural world.
This awe can range from the calm
scientific wonder of the evolution of
flowering plants to the religious treatment
generated by the more mystical experiences.
Eiseley's second major accomplishment is his
ability to transport the reader to new worlds,
to place him within new contexts of being.
In one chapter, we are on Easter Island
gazing at the eerie red sculptures; in another
we are observing great flocks of pigeons
from a Manhattan hotel room. Perhaps the
most delightful chapter is The Innocent Fox
in which Eiseley discards his self-
consciousness to romp about with a fox cub
in a contest for a bone.
Of this encounter Eiseley states, "It is the
gravest, most meaningful act I shall ever
accomplish, but, as Thoreau once remarked
of some errand of his own, there is no use
reporting it to the Royal Society."
While most chapters are enjoyable, the
most disturbing flaw of this section is that
some of Eiseley's tales assume a far more
dubious character than the meeting with the
fox cub. Indeed, I found myself questioning
Eiseley's credibility as a scientist.
Is he serious or merely whimsical in
suggesting that a flock of
sparrows, threatened by death and danger,
started to sing in order to proclaim the
contrasting beauty and joy of life?
Does Eiseley really mean to imply that
under the influence of some weird natural
force, man may metamorphose to become a
frog? Or is he just retelling a bizarre ghost
The Star Thrower's second division, Early
Poems, is short, comprising only 10 pages of
verse written from 1930-1942. The poems are
stylistically similar to those of Robert Frost,
linking natural images to human messages.
The one criticism I have of these poems is
their tendency to become very neat little
moralistic arguments. Eiseley's messages are
perhaps too explicitly stated, leaving little
room for that doubt or leap of understanding
which makes a work of art fascinating and
The final section, Science and Humanism
is the most disappointing. What is most
gravely lacking is original thought. Eiseley
contents himself largely with responding to
the works of others. Further, the treatment
he gives other writers borders on the
As one extreme example, in the space of
five pages Eiseley touches upon Darwin,
Freud, Rudolf Otto, Goethe, Galileo,
Pascal, Kierkegaard, Ernst Haeckel, Einstein, Thoreau and Whitman!
I have little difficulty accepting that
Eiseley was well read; I only wish he had
chosen fewer authors and considered each in
greater depth. Then this section would have
been more unified and stimulating. A
comparatively minor fault of this section is
Eiseley's diction tends to wax pedantic,
assaulting the reader with such phrases as
"romantic geological catastrophism" and
"excessively ornate societal excrescences."
While The Star Thrower is not a book I
would read again or recommend to others, it
functions well as a literary portrait of a man
who died just over a year ago at the age of
70. In various passages throughout the book
Eiseley reveals his extreme sensitivity. A shy
man who viewed steaming clams as
"beautiful voiceless things being boiled
alive." A man concerned over the recent
destruction of much of natural America. A
man subject to the global anxiety about the
possibility of nuclear war.
Coupled with this sensitivity is Eiseley's
sincerity as a scholar. He continually sought
to understand the world around him, in
order that he and others might acquire a
deeper appreciation of just how man fits into
the scheme of the universe.
EISLEY . . . memorability of a long life
Friday, December 1, 1978
Page Friday, 5 oetryx
Ginsberg still bubbling
Bubbling and gesticulating,
Alan Ginsberg wiped the saliva
from his lips with a bright red
handerchief as he enthused through
Plutonian Ode. "With black sheep
throats cut, priest's face averted
from underground mysteries."
It was the new Ginsberg
reading poetry at the PNE Gardens
Saturday night, and yet the old
Ginsberg, too. In former years he
was a beat poet and anti-war activist who wore white roses and
alluded to Buddhist scriptures while
reciting fast-moving lines attacking
the disease of America.
But it was still a spirited and
compassionate Ginsberg in the
Gardens, beard now cut and
sporting a fire-engine red shirt and
a striped tie.
He downed a cold beer to wet
his throat. "I'm a drug fiend," he
jokingly sang. "You should see me
shoot that white heroin."
Ginsberg belted it out for some
poems, accompanying himself with
a concertina while local guitarist
Gary Cramer strummed along.
"Blues is like a hard-on," he
continued. "Comes right in your
Still irreverant, gay and crazy,
Ginsberg popped in to town to give
a benefit reading for impecunious
local publishing house Talonbooks
while his trial across the border
takes a break.
He says that an August 9 anti-
nuke protest which involved lying
on the tracks to stop trains carrying
radioactive material was an act of
"I'm on trial now in Golden,
Colorado, at Jefferson County
courthouse with Daniel Ellsberg,
Ann Waldman and about 100
others and Peter Orlovsky for
blocking the tracks at the Rockwell
Corporation at Rocky Flats,
Colorado," he said.
Ginsberg lectured briefly about
poisonous, man-made plutonium,
one of the uses of which is to
detonate atomic bombs and which
emits radiation for 240,000 years
before it becomes inert.
But the audience of 700 applauded loudest for Punk Rock.
"Promise you'll murder me in the
gutter with orgasms," he sang.
Shock effect comes easy for the old
pro, and he mixed his material to
keep the crowd amused.
One sometimes snaps out of
the leap of faith needed to seriously
watch a 52-year-old man cavorting
and breathing filth, irrelevance and
classical references. But Ginsberg is
still a free-thinker and still contemporary. Some wag pestered him
after the reading.
"Hey, man. Do you remember
"No, I don't," replied Ginsberg
"I got you this year in my Norton
anthology," said another.
"You've got to realize that's
all past," said Ginsberg.
His past is all behind him
because he's working on new
projects, bouncing around to teach
Buddhist poetics off and on at the
Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Boulder.
Before reading a poem about a
whirlwind world tour, Mind
Breaths, a poem which mftved'
through the far east and south
Pacific, Ginsberg tried to teach the
audience Shamata, a meditation
technique similar to Zen-style
sitting practice
He explained that one had to
meditate to understand the poem.
This was surely the same Ginsberg
speaking as the one in the late '50s
who was already concerned with his
breaths during the strophes and the
GINSBERG . . . poet charged for anti-nuke activities
connection between the poet and
the audience.
"As thought forms rise you
play with them, but as you
remember your breathing it brings
you back to where you are, flowing
out with your mind, from your
body, flowing out with the breath
itself, into this space where we sit,
which is the . . . emptiness which
accomodates breath."
So he rang a little bell and we
sat for five minutes while we got
into the mood.
"Babies will be crying," he
said. "That's all part of it."
Plutonian Ode I
What new element before us unborn in nature? Is there a new
thing, under the Sun?
At last inquisitive Whitman a modern epic, detonative,
poisonous theme
First penned Scientific by Doctor Seaborg with unmindful hand,
named for Death's planet through the sea beyond Uranus
whose chthonic ore fathers this magma-teared Lord of Hades,
Sire of avenging Furies, Hell-King worshipped once
with black sheep throats cut, priest's face averted from
underground Mysteries in a single temple at Eleusis,
Spring-green Persephone nuptialed to his inevitable Shade,
Demeter mother of asphodel weeping dew,
her daughter stored in salty caverns under white snow & black
hail, grey winter rain or Polar ice, immemorable seasons
Fish flew in Heaven, before a Ram died by the starry bush,
before the Bull stamped sky and earth
or the Twins inscribed their memories in clay or Crab'd flood
washed memory from the skull, or Lion sniffed the lilac
breeze in Eden —
Before the Great Year began turning its twelve Signs, ere
constellations wheeled for twenty-four thousand sunny years
slowly round their axis in Sagittarius, one hundred sixty-seven
times returning to this night!
0 radioactive Nemesis were you there at the beginning blind    „
Dumb tongueless unsmelling blast of Disillusion? ''
1 manifest your baptismal Word after four billion years   /
I guess your birthday in Earthling Night, I salute your   f     •
dreadful presence j        f
lasting majestic as the Gods, Jehovah, Elohim, Ialdoboath,   »
Io, Aeon from Aeon born / ?
ignorant in an Abyss of Light, Sophia's reflections glittering ,
thoughtful galaxies, j J
whirlpools of star-spume silver-thin as;hairs of Einstein!       f
Father Whitman I celebrate a matteifjhaftenders Sjfelf Oblividh!
Grand Subject that devours ink, hand\& pages^ payers, old .
orators' inspired Immortalities,       \      \   v k
I begin your chant, openmouthed exhaling ^pacious *'
silent mills at Hanford, Savannah Rivet, 59^y
Pantex, Burlington, Albuquerque 'jr
I yell thru Washinton, South Carolina, C4ora£s?ff^l^j^w
New Mexico, \f _/*
where nuclear reactors create a new Thing anderSSmfwhe]
Rockwell warplants \ ^^
fabricate this Death-stuff trigger in nitrogen Dfjpi. H;
Mason assembles th' imagined Weapon se$c<
& where Manzano Mountain boasts to store jls
through two hundred forty Millenia while|Oi}fe|g;
spirals around its nebulous core! *t
I enter your secret places with my mind, I speaik wit:
Presence I roar your Lion Roar with morg
One atom to one lung, one pound to earth ypJr radian
speeds blight and death to Sentient Beings -|-
Enter my body or not I carol my spirit inside yfcu,   "^
Unapproachable Weight, I
0 heavy heavy Element, Awakened I vocalize yfur consciousness
to six worlds \
1 chant your absolute Vanity! Yeah monster of Anger birthed
in fear O most
Ignorant matter ever created unnatural to Earth! Delusion
of metal empires!
Destroyer of lying Sciences, covetous Generals, murderous
Armies & Wars!
Judgement of Judgements & Presidents, vengeful nations &
Capital politics, civilizations stupidly industrious,
multitudes learned or illiterate!
Manufactured Spectre of human Reason! O solidified image of
practitioners in Black Arts
I dare your Reality, I challenge your very Being! I publish
your cause and effect!
I turn the Wheel of Mind on your three hundred tons! Your
awful appellation enters mankind's ear! I embody your
ultimate Powers!
My oratory advances on your vaunted Mystery! This breath dispells your braggart fears! I sing
Fqjin;at last
Behind fciur concrete & iron walls inside your fortress of
rubber & translucent silicon shields
through filtered cabinets and baths of lathe oil, my voice
resounds in robot glove boxes & ingot cans
in electric vaults inert of atmosphere, I enter with spirit
out loud into your fuel rod drums underground on soundless
thrones and beds of lead
O density this weightless anthem trumpets transcendent
through your hidden chambers
and breaks into the Infernal Rooms! over your rude vibration
this measured harmony floats audible, these tones
are honey & water poured on the floor, I call your name
• With hollow vowels ""
yj'.'psalm your Fate close by near deathless at your side
And cast the Spefl of Destiny that walls your dread tomb round
prophetic covered Eternal wA 0%pond Truth O empty Plutonium.
-if "%■■
Only the Bard surveys Plutonian history kom midnight lit
Mercury Vapor till t^e dawn        t
late a tranquil politic spaced ouijljbetween Nations'
t-forms proliferating bureaucratic \
arm'd, Satanic ihdustries projectedlsudden with
[undred Billion Dollar strength
e world samyyear this text is set in Boulder, Colorado,
re front range of Rocky Mountains
twelve miles north of Rocky Flats Nuclear Facility in United
States on North America, Western hemisphere
of planet Earth six mouths arifi fourteen days around our Solar
System in a Spiral Galaxy
the local year after Dominion of the last God Nineteen hundred
seventy eight ] ]
Completed as yellow hazed daSvn clouds brightenjEast, Denver
"   '    white below I i
blue skj^MSDarentmjjjg ~eirat?ip|B & spacious to a
rninglt^WHfffover th%»a^)i^\v
above^bnfe %||os sat with wheWs to i*urlrdpwnhill from
RyjjP'S jagged pine rijlge,    ,
m^ajaows sloped to red granite sunlit cliffs above
tdWnjfouse roofs v
leaked whistling through Marine Stftet's summer
.reenleited trees. ^f'
This ode to you O Poets & Orators to come, you father Whitman
as I pass you by,
|W|pg§nt meditators, spiritual friends & teachers, you O
"Twpister of the Diamond Arts,
?fCke*this wheel of syllables in hand, these vowels and consonants
to breath's end,
take this inhalation of pure ppison to your heart, breathe
this blessing from your breast out on creation
forests cities oceans deserts rocky flats and mountains in
the Ten Directions pacify with this exhalation,
enrich this Plutonian ode to explode its empty thunder
through earthen Thought-worlds
Magnetize this howl with heartless compassion, destroy this
mountain of Plutonium with ordinary mind and body speech,
thus empower this Mind-guard Spirit gone out, gone out, gone
beyond, gone beyond me, Wake space, so Ah! Allen Ginsberg
Page Friday, 6
Friday, December 1, 1978 \psychics/entertainment\
Heal your ailments with your mind
The Vancouver Psychic Society
at 456 W. Broadway offers a rich
variety of influences to enhance
personal psychic growth and understanding.
Last Tuesday evening I attended
one of their weekly sessions. The
room was occupied by a handful of
people at first, as I was early, but
soon swelled to 40 or 50 people.
Judging from dress, these people
came from all walks of life.
One society member, a barber,
told me that when his son was killed
in a car accident, the police had not
been able to determine the exact
cause of the accident. A psychic
from California visited Vancouver
and told the father that his son's
spirit had been in communication
with him.
The psychic related the precise
circumstances surrounding the
death. Later his remarks were
verified by a police investigation
which had arrived at its conclusions
weeks after the psychic's observations.
However, the society is more
than a meeting place for clairvoyants. It focuses on many
elements of the total psyche and
brings them under one roof.
Last Tuesday's guest speaker was
Dr. F. Chen who spoke on
meditation as it acts as a vehicle for
the holistic treatment of ailments.
Dr. Chen is a general practitioner
who believes 100 per cent in the
necessity of total individual
treatment, extending far beyond the
skin, bones, atoms and electrical
fields of the psychical body into the
often overlooked but equally
important psyche.
Dr. Chen arrived without fluster.
He was quiet-spoken and calm in
his manner. His voice, even at the
start of his lecture, was noticeably
calm and soothing despite the quite
clinical nature of his opening
Dr. Chen observed that many
medical ailments are merely
symptoms of deeper psyche
problems. Ulcers are one example.
The medical ailment is actually
stress, a non-physical problem, yet
for years the symptoms of this
stress have been treated with
prescriptions and drugs. The real
solution, according to Dr. Chen,
lies deeper and within the soul.
It was with this approach that
Dr. Chen introduced meditation as
holistic treatment for superficially
physical   ailments.   Students   can
benefit substantially with personal
meditation too.
Meditation clears the junk from
the subconscious. The presence of
freewill creates this junk because it
upsets the harmony naturally
present in almost everybody and
substitutes disharmony. Freewill
brings guilt, frustration, anger,
resentment and other serious disharmonies.
Chen offered two forms of
meditation as an alternative in
opposition to the problems of
freewill. He led the Tuesday
meeting through both Eastern and
Western   meditation   approaches.
Eastern meditation is non-goal
oriented. It is intended to relax and
comfort the individual and is solely
concerned with dissolving
disharmony and replacing it with a
oneness with universal wisdom,
infinite intelligence, buddha, god or
whatever one labels the recognition
of a greater inner essence of life.
Western meditation is goal
oriented. It actively seeks individual
objectives and attempts to reach
specific goals through concentration on  the problem areas.
Tuesday's meeting brought
immediate relaxation, freedom
from worry, and a soothing and
deep calmness that offered much
toward personal balance and
harmony. I for one enjoyed the
total relaxed feeling that the
meditation gave.
It's important to understand that
even though you might seem
relaxed, relaxation . through
meditation involves more. It gives
total   mental  and   physical   relief,
each inseparably.
However the Society's interest
area encompasses more than just
this one focus point. It includes the
unique contact with the extraordinary psychic world and this is
fascinating. The society has
mediums who make contact with
the spiritual world in trances.
The Society also has healing
sessions every Sunday when they
work on common ailments such as
arthritis. This unusual psychic
approach has been used in conjunction with modern medical
Some society members believe
that their healing sessions have been
directly responsible for the
eradication of medical ailments,
entirely free from other sources of
Nickelodeon finds Gastown audience
The Nickelodeon is a high energy
night club which features a nothing
fancy, just good music  policy.
The Nickelodeon
JI Water St.
Mon-Sat 8-2 a.m.
On the east  side of Gastown,
next-door to the Wax Museum is a
small sign advertises the word
'Nickelodeon' in green letters. The
name, taken from the coin movie
machine of the early '30s strangely
has nothing to do with the elub.
Musie blasts from the outdoor
speakers, enticing passerby's to take
a look inside.
Gloomy stairs lead up to the club
entrance. A newcomer's hopes may
be quashed by a seedy transitory atmosphere. After entering the doorway, however, one thing is certain;
the place is alive. A twelve piece
band plays to a packed floor while
the lively crowd looks on.
It's past midnight and the
Nickelodeon seems like the last stop
for that special group known as the1
night people. The female
population is predominent much to
the delight of the minority.
The atmosphere is unique. The
seated patrons are relaxed, yet lively
while the excited dancers let off
enormous amount of energy. A
quick glance reveals the
cosmopolitan composition of the
patrons; Chinese, Whites, and
Blacks exist with no one group a
definite minority. The racial prejudice which exists in some
downtown clubs is not obvious at
the Nickelodeon. The different
people mingle freely while the band
plays a soulful jazz piece.
This weeks band, Race n'
Rhythm, is a twelve piece band
from San Francisco. Advertised as
a 'Funk-disco' band, they play
everything from Jazz to Disco.
According to the staff, the band
is always good. The club consistently has comparatively big bands
ranging from nine to twelve
members. All their bands are
American originating from cities
such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas,
and Hawaii. Local bands can be
heard anywhere, according to the
bar-manager, so talent is brought
from outside the Vancouver scene.
A disco plays during the bank
breaks and on nights when the band
doesn't play. The disco is up to date
in terms with music but the light
display is somewhat unelaborate.
The decorum of the whole elub is
definitely of the 'no frills' variety.
The Nickelodeon is simply
decorated with the lounge having a
distinctive gastonian atmosphere,
the club proper is ancient cement
pillars thrusting up from the floor,
painted and mirrored in an attempt
to disquise them. The lounge houses
a used pool table along with a few
computer games.
The dance floor, which suffers
the night club problem of being too
small, is highlighted with various
spotlights from above. It is un-
mistakeably a dance elub as the
dancers grind and bump to the
loud, but not deafening music.
The Nickelodeon has changed its
face many times. It opened 15 years
ago as the Kego which was a
primarily Black night club. Since
then the name has changed and the
clientele has altered. Most recently
it was known as Fingers discotheque. The present change took place
six weeks ago.
The composition of the club is of
both couples and groups. The
couples can remain undisturbed
while groups of both sexes mingle
freely with each other. The girls are
not snobby as in some places but
are extremely friendly. They are out
for a good time, not a fashion
The age spread is pretty wide
ranging from 19 up to 35. An ID
check is made at the door so it .s
The cover charge is three dollars     makes for a good place to end oft
unadvisable for underage drinkers      and drinks start at $1.50.  At pre-     t|lc    evening.    There   are   classier
to try to sneak in. Even if this is accomplished, be wary that the police
drop in as many as four or five
times a night.
sent, there are introductory drink
places but for good music and pro-
specials which may be worth a try.
The Nickelodeon is a lively club.    bably good times the Nickelodeon
After hitting the downtown pubs, it     offers a lively alternative.
Page Friday will be publishing a special
Fine Arts students issue in January.
We know there's a lot of talent on this university
campus and we'd like to see some of your work.
Please bring any short fiction, poems, photos ''
or graphic art to  our office in 241K SUB.
Put your name, phone number, year and faculty on each
piece.    Either leave us with a self-addressed
envelope or you can pick up your work on
January 17,1979.
The deadline for all submissions is.
December 13, so please hurry.
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Mussoc determined to survive setback
The Musical Theatre Society
faces the threat of extinction this
year. "We know we've got our
backs against the wall," says
Mussoc's vice-president Colleen
Goodwin who with president Larry
Antrim, is determined to pull one
of the oldest clubs on campus out
of its precarious financial position.
Mussoc is famed off-campus for
its annual presentation of high-
calibre musical productions. But a
consequence of their growing professionalism is a deficit which has
totalled $16,000 through the past
two years. In light of its financial
record, the club is faced with
However, Glenn Wong, AMS
Director of Finance, has delivered
the society an "ultimatum." If they
can pay off their previous debts
without running a deficit this year,
UBC will be assured of another
long history of fine entertainment.
Mussoc has accepted that
ultimatum and members are
"fighting for the life of their club."
In order to achieve that goal,
Mussoc members have seriously
questioned the nature of their
organization. Antrim sees one
major redirection is "to go local,"
citing the essential reason for
running a deficit as the fact that
"we didn't take the show to the
In the past the club has employed
off-campus talent and alumni help
but "out of necessity we have
become a campus-oriented club,
which was our original objective
anyway," says Antrim.
In order to increase student
awareness and to raise money for
the annual production, Mussoc has
taken an innovative step. Members
have created a night club act replete
with song and dance numbers
entitled the collage 'Cabaret' and
brought it to the students.
The most recent Gage Residence
'Beer Night' was enlivened by two
Mussoc cabaret performances, both
enthusiastically received by
students. Musical numbers from
"Jesus Chris Superstar,"
"Grease," and "Cabaret" boasted
choreographed dancing, simple but
effective costumes and about 17
energetic and enthusiastic Mussoc
Antrim finds the student
reception encouraging. Although
until this week it was seriously
doubted that a major production
would be possible, a number of
people have volunteered their
services to the society. "With the
response we've had this year, we're
very much alive and fiscally
responsible," the president
Because the budget is nonexistent, financial director Wong
warns that the extravagance of the
productions will have to be toned
down. However, Antrim sees no
reason for compromising on quality
and keeping in mind a show with
limited royalties and a large cast to
maximize   student   participation.
Mussoc has full intentions to air
a 1979 production.
This week the executive landed
on the Broadway musical
"Anything Goes" and the production is now under way for debut
in February. Antrim encourages
any interested students to audition
this Saturday arid Sunday in SUB,
Room 205.
Today Mussoc has a membership
of 50 although this number is
expected to double by the time the
production gets under way. The
society is traditionally open to
anyone who is interested anr1
through experience with professional directors and Grace McDonald, the club's choreographer
for the past 27 years, students
receive excellent training.
With this kind of format, Mussoc
has cultivated its share of famous
people which include  as  former
members    Richard    Ozounian,
Margot Kidder as Lois Lane in the
new    "Superman"    and   Ann
Both Goodwin and Antrim are
proud of the high-calibre nature of
Mussoc's productions and wish to
continue the club's 62 years of
success. But they are aware that this
is a difficult year and that they are
"working from scratch." However,
Antrim is determined to carry on as
usual and with continued student
support he finds the future a
promising one.
Express rolls over irresponsible 'heroy
The achievement of "Midnight
Express"   lies   in   its   rhythm.   It
gradually builds towards a shattering climax. Parker succeeds in
creating a rhythmic intensity which
literally capture  the  viewer.   He
draws the viewer into a  foreign
universe and makes it function.
"Midnight Express"
Directed by Alan Parker
Screenplay by Oliver Stone
based on the "true story" of Billy
music by Giorgio Moroder	
The film is based on the "true
story" of Billy Hayes who was
imprisoned in Turkish jails on
charges of drug smuggling. Unfortunately, Billy's harrowing and
degrading experiences create a kind
of false sentimentality. Hayes'
repeated assertions of innocence are
simply unacceptable. He is guilty as
charged. But the film seems to
overlook this aspect of the story.
Billy's claim that, "I'm not a
pusher", clearly contradicts his
actions and intentions. He may not
have been a "pusher" in the past,
but he certainly intends on selling
the smuggled drugs.
A recent review glorified the
notion that Billy's intent was to pay
off some outstanding "student
loans" with the expected income.
This is what I mean by "false
Billy's intent was to break the
law. He plans it at great lenghts.
The detailed planning in itself
suggests that he is aware of the
consequences. Yet the film's
viewpoint implies that Hayes is
unaware of the penalties.
In spite of such blatant and
inforgivable inconsistencies
Parker is able to extract sympathy
form the viewer for his hero. The
truth is, Billy's roots are in Middle
America. His father is an insurance
salesman whose only complaint
about Turkish food is that it is not
fries and ketchup.
Soon after his arrest, we hear
Billy narrating, "Dear Mom and
Dad". This viewer could not help
stifling a minor laugh becuase
suddenly Billy's origins seemed
clear. He feels no responsibility for
his actions. If something goes
amiss, there is always the undercurrent feeling that someone else
will take care of it.
Billy sincerely believes that he
is innocent. His rhetorical
questions, "What is a crime? What
is a punishment?" sound
sophomoric. But although we know
Billy has been wrong all along, we
still feel some elation in his eventual
triumph. We cheer Billy irregar-
dless of his crime. His guilt or
innocence seems irrelevant to us.
Our sympathy for Billy is derived,
not so much for a love for him but,
through hatred of the people
around him. The prison warden
and the Turkish convict are both
such deceitful and despicable
characters that we rally towards
anyone trying to oppose them.
Billy represents the Horatian
figure who overcomes all odds of
survival. It is difficult not to like
that. We like heroes. To some
degree, the film represents the rude
awakening of Billy Hayes. Billy
feels little responsibility for his
actions at the beginning of the film.
By the end of the film he
acquires a certain sense of
responsibility. His escape is
through his own terms. When his
father's money fails to bribe him
out of prison, Billy recognizes that
in order to escape he will have to
create his own opportunities.
Parker's sanitarium settings
are noticeably reminiscent of Ken
Russell's work. They possess the
same hot, steamy, misty quality of
human degradatior( Parker's aim
is to jar the viewer's sensibilities.
He uses dramatic closeups and low
angle shots to this effect.
He makes us look closer at his
universe and then draws us into it
via a driving and thythmic musical
beat. Moroder has a background in
disco music. He has  assisted on
several Donna Summer albums,
and he imparts that same kind of
rhythmic intensity in the film.
Sone's screenplay deals only
with black and white characters.
There are few shadings of grey.
Billy is innocent in spite of his
actions while those around him are
as repulsive as the sewers under the
prison. The fat lawyer who keeps
picking his nose; the degenerate
prison warden bent on sadism; the
judge who is more interested in a
female reporter's thighs than the
proceedings in the court.
For all its shortcomings, the
film leaves a major impact on the
viewer. Parker's brilliance is in
making the story function in spite
of its faults.
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Page Friday, 9 Xcartoonsl
Cynics sing in the political swampland
It's Christmas time again and if
you can't decide just what to give
that nice, but overly cynical person,
Stanley Burke and Roy Peterson
have once more provided the
"Swamp Song"
by Stanley Burke and Roy Peterson
Douglas and Mclntyre, 44 pages,
Swamp Song is the latest in their
series of frog fables and beaver
tales, lampooning Canada in
general and Canadian politics in
particular. The books have sold
150,000 copies over past years, or
50,000 a piece which qualifies them
as stellar Canadian best-sellers.
Swamp Song is perhaps the best
of the series. This is said with the
qualification that my memory of
the previous books is hazy, nor do I
feel in myself the compulsion to dig
them out. Their charm is not of the
type that can be continually re-
Though Burke eventually, as
always, leaves the confines of current events behind to explore some
delightful whimsy, the plot is still
firmly fixed in its timeliness.
Burke's observations of the current political scene are still as
astute, and since he has centred
again on his favorite target, politics,
his wit is sharper than ever.
Some of the best sequences are
when he goes beyond present-day
economic and political woes and
lampoons all past prime ministers
and the Fathers of Confederation as
Peterson rises once again to the
challenge of producing dozens of
drawings of beavers without ever
losing freshness and vitality in his
caricatures. A two page portrait of
the Fathers of Confederation as
beavers, frogs and lobsters has to be
seen to be believed. It is hilarious
and surreal.
There are still times as with the
other books, when the prose seemed to serve no nobler purpose than
to cause the reader to linger over
Peterson's intricate line drawings.
But Burke keeps up well this time
out, and the book is all the better
for being balanced.
It certainly can't be called biased
although Burke is mainly after
Pierre Trudeau. It is clear that he is
after politicians as a class of ver-
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animals must get to him now and
The children's book format is
still a slightly confusing element. Is
it making the point that only school
children these days read newspapers
closely enough to understand the
satire? Or is it condescending, a
gentle poke at  the  public  themselves?
Whatever the reason, don't get
Swamp Song for your little cousin
by mistake, unless her favorite program is the 11 o'clock news. Beatrix
Potter this isn't. Nor Stephen
Leacock, quite.
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than the 15 pages of text found in
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the thinness of the book is disap
pointing as is the thinness it causes
in your wallet to purchase it.
There are times, too, when the
connection between the reality of
Canada and the fantasy of The
Swamp becomes a little strained
and worn thin. Burke covers up by
being consistently inconsistent, but
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Friday, December 1, 1978 {Russian literature!
Solzhenitsyn shows horror of Stalinism
Since his exile from the Soviet
Union after publication of the
Nobel prize winning book The
Gulag Archipelago, the western
world has tended to identify author
Alexander Solzhenitsyn with that
work to the exclusion of his other
According to University of
Toronto professor Gleb Zekulin,
however, it is the fiction of
Solzhenitsyn which provides the
most damning indictment of the
system under which the author suffered for eight years as a prisoner in
a labour camp.
Sekulin, a specialist in 19th and
20th century Russian literature, told
an audience at UBC this week that
the novels, novellas, and plays of
Solzhenitsyn are the areas in which
one can find the real picture
Solzhenitsyn is trying to paint of
Soviet life.
"It is here that he shows the real
face of Stalinism as a man-made
system as repulsive as anything
previously created," Zekulin said.
For all the terror of the Gulag,
Zekulin says, Solzhenitsyn was acting essentially as a reporter when
he wrote the work. He learned
things from other sources and from
direct observation and then objectively detailed the events. In other
words, he was on the outside looking in as he wrote it.
In the fiction the opposite was
true. Here, he is a creative artist,
assimilating the experiences he
himself underwent through the sub-
jectiveness of his emotions.
"Those who want to know about
Solzhenitsyn will go to the fictional
works. The creative artist is the life
of the people for whom they are trying to create and this was the objective Solzhenitsyn had in mind when
he wrote," Zekulin said.
Solzhenitsyn's work according to
Zekulin, accomplished this objective in two ways. First, it served to
bridge the gap between the language
of everyday speech in Russia and
the artificial literary language that
had been in use since the days of
Pushkin. It brought literature to the
level of everyday life in the way that
the Realist writers of the early twenties attempted in North America.
As a result of this, Zekulin said,
it allowed the works to create a
myth of Stalinism, to explain the
abberation in a way that the average
person could understand.
Zekulin compared this "elevation
to myth" to a second American example, the Civil War. It is the contention of some writers, and
Zekulin is apparently among them,
that no literary work emerged from
the American civil war of sufficient
scope to transform the event into
For this reason, it has still not
been exorcised from the system of
the body politic and so we have a
continuous series of upheavals in
the American system the last of
which was .the anti-war protests of
the Sixties.
The protagonists in these
"myths" can be seen as an identification of the progressive
development of Solzhenitsyn
himself. Many of the secondary
characters are identifiable with the
contemporaries of the author. And
Solzhenitsyn's experiences in the
prison camp are transformed so
that the camp becomes the main
metaphor for Stalinism and
ultimately for Russian life under the
communist system.
"Solzhenitsyn recognized that
there was hardly a family in the
Soviet Union untouched by the
camps. It may have been a brother,
a father or an uncle. But everyone
had contact either directly, or semi-
directly — not even indirectly —
Friday, December 1, 1978
with someone in a camp," said
Zekulin has constructed a
framework for the fiction which he
admits is "purely arbitrary and my
own invention" which he says puts
the works into a perspective that
enables the reader to see more clearly the path Solzhenitsyn has taken.
The first work in Zekulin's construct is The Love Girl and the Innocent in which the central
character Nyemov which has the
connotation of dumbness or inability to speak. He is thrown into a
camp after he has been fighting at
the front in WW II. Nyemov has
always prided himself on the fact
that he is a "good soviet man" and
he intends to conduct himself in the
camp as he did in the outside world.
He thinks he can live in the camp
with the value system that he has
been taught as a good Soviet. But
he soon finds out that this is an impossibility. It does not take him
long to realize that the values which
have been instilled in him are false,
empty and phony. By the end of
the book he has been forced to
surrender to the "real" values of
the camp.
Following from this The First
Circle, has a young mathematician,
Gleb Vikentyevich Nerzhin, who is
actually Nyemov after three years in
the camp, according to Zekulin.
Nerzhin is a seeker wanting to
maintain the life he knew on the
outside in introspection and a
But the discovery he makes in the
camp is that no man-made
philosophical system is good
enough, in the final analysis.
The third work in the sequence is
the novella One Day In the Life of
Ivan Denisovitch which Zekulin
said he feels is Solzhentsyn's
supreme literary effort. Ironically,
it was also the only work which
travelled the normal literary process
of writing, editing and rewriting.
It is told by an intellectual outsider who can be strongly identified
with Solzhenitsyn. The central
theme of the work, in Zekulin's
view is simply survival — but survival only at a certain price. There
are things the carpenter Ivan
Denisovitch will not do. He will not
denounce another person. He will
not see what he knows he is not
meant to see and he will not, in
Zekulin's   words   "lick   anyone's   life is an extremely valuable corn-
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VSO fares better with new material
Kazuyoshi Akiyama sat in the
audience last Monday night. He
was listening to find out how his
Vancouver orchestra fared under
the baton of guest conductor
Zdenek Kosler.
Rosier leapt, catlike, to the
podium and was conducting almost
before the orchestra knew it. A
glance at the programme affirmed
that the sounds reaching our ears
were intended to be the sprightly,
melodious Carnival Overture by
Indeed they were. Dvorak has
written some of the most
memorable tunes in history.
Carnival abounds with these. The
VSO, with only minor technical
flaws, came up with a lively and
spirited performance. An impressed
audience applauded orchestra and
conductor who beamed in great
self-satisfaction at each other.
One could not overtly grumble
without nitpicking over the VSO's
rendition. It was as tidy and spirited
a performance as any it has ever
Perhaps this recent consistency
of performance of works from the
classical period indicates the VSO
at last has a firm foothold on a low
rung of a tall ladder. On the top
rung lies superlative interpretation
of music from the classical period.
Such other "internationally
recognized" orchestras as the
Cleveland and the marvellous
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-
Fields have been there for quite
some time now..
Ruth Laredo, the guest pianist,
sashayed up to the VSO Steinway to
play Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on
a Theme of Paganini, a set of
twenty four variations on a well-
known tune by the Genoan
Laredo's reputation rests at
least in part on her interpretation of
the music of Rachmaninoff. She is
obviously very much at home with
his music and more than able to
cope with its immense technical
However, she has an
aggravating tendency to milk the
sentiment of the music for all it is
worth. This was only too true in the
famous eighteenth variation where
her rhythmic distortions of the
melody for expressive effect were
just a little too cheap.
Her passages in octaves had
thunderous- power. But the accuracy she sacrificed to gain this
end made the endeavour somewhat
Leos Janacek's vivid, full-
blooded rhapsody for orchestra,
Taras Bulba, closed the
This is not a piece with which
the average North American orchestral player is likely to be faced
very often during the course of a
professional career. Once again, a
rather magnificent work is virtually
ignored because concert goers
cannot survive without massive
doses of familiar repertoire.
The VSO overcame its un-
familiarity with the piece to the
extent that the essential vibrant
colour and life were very much in
evidence. Though there were just
too     many     purely     technical
blemishes to warrant describing the
performance as superlative, it must
be said that, with the Orpheum's
mighty   Wurlitzer   adding   to   the
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clamour, the music was most exciting at times.
At least half of the orchestral
violinists found their parts just
beyond them technically. The
chimes player evidently did not
know what the "pp", very soft
markings in his part meant. Gerald
Jarvis' violin solos wailed and
wobbled away in some key, not
even in tune with itself, rather
remote from the one in which the
rest of the orchestra played.
Taras Bulba is at times very
rhythmically complex. This means
there must be utmost precision in
performance for the music to have
any sense at all. At times, many
players seemed to be either completely lost or unaware of where the
downbeat came. The harp player
has a great deal of vital passage
work, most of which could not be
heard at all.
Janacek, who played the instruments himself, always wrote
terrific parts for kettledrums and
Don Adams wasted not in flamboyant   demonstration   of   his
tympanistic   prowess.   The other
soloist of note was Warren Stan-
nard,  whose  liquid  English horn
passages   were   as   lovely   as   the
composer   himself   must have
imagined them.
Despite   the   technical shor-
comings ennumerated above, the
VSO's performance was enjoyable
in many ways. It would be wonderful if pieces such as Taras Bulba
could work their way into the
orchestra's regular repertoire and
be heard more often.
Student Services Advisory Committee
SRA will be appointing four student representatives to
the Student Services Advisory Committee on Wednesday December 6, 1978 at 6 p.m. in the SUB Assembly
Chambers at their regular meeting.
The purpose of the committee is to advise in the ongoing work of the various parts of student services as
well as help institute recommendations.
Application forms are available at the AMS business office SUB 266 and should be returned to that office by
Wednesday December 6, 1978, at 4 p.m.
AMS Secretary/Treasurer
228-2050 SUB 250
How in the world
do you drink Kahlua?
Brown Cow
Kahlua and Milk
The International liqueur.
For some interesting recipe suggestions write Kahlua, Box 747, Station "K" Toronto, Ontario, M4P 2W8.
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Friday, December 1, 1978 ivistal
On Sunday, Dec. 10 SPEC is
organizing a Conservation and Recycling Fair at Riley Park Community Centre, 4468 Ontario St.,
from 10 to 5 p.m. A wide assortment of homebaking, plants,
rummage and crafts sale, and lots
more! 736-5601 for details.
Lenore Nevermore is staged at
the Frederick Wood Theatre, UBC,
now through to Dec. 2. Students
$1, adults $2. Curtain at 8 p.m.
An Afro-Latin dance with Rio
Bumba is held tonight at the
Russian Community Centre, 2114
W. 4th Ave., starting 8:30 p.m..
A children's French movie Le
Magicien d'oz is shown on Dec. 2 at
Metro Theatre, 1370 S.W. Marine
Dr. at 2 p.m.
Appearing at the Cave on Dec. 7,
8 and 9 is Lisa Dal Bellow, a Juno
Award winner. A top new vocalist
with two albums under her belt.
The Seattle Irish/Scots traditional music band 'No' Comhaile'
is playing at Green Cove Coffeehouse in Britannia Centre, Commercial Drive tonight at 9  p.m.
For Christmas fanatics there are
two performances of Handel's
Messiah. One tonight at Vincent
Massey Auditorium, 835 8th St.,
New Westminster and ione
tomorrow at the Holy Rosary
Cathedral at Dunsmuir and
Richards in Vancouver. Showtime
8:30 p.m. both nights, tickets at the
door, the Bay or Famous Artists
box office.
The Vancouver Chamber Choir
is performing at Ryerson church,
45th and Yew, tonight and Dec. 3 at
2:30 p.m. Britten's Ceremony of
Carols and Finzi's Et in Terra Pax
are featured along with a singalong.
Tickets at Magic Flute, Allegro
Books or phone 732-6026.
Laterna Magika's The Lost Fairy
Tale is appearing in the Robson
Square Cinema at the new courthouse complex Dec. 1 through 31.
Tickets $2.75 adults, with 46
matinee and evening performances
Tuesdays through Sundays.
FRI. 8. SAT.
7:30 p.m. - 9:45   p.m.
1:00 — 3:00 p.m.
& CHILDREN     .75
the fm-ninety-nine children's fund presents IN CONCERT
with special guests
q advance tickets $6.50 — $7.50 at the door
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11:30- 3:00 Mon. - Sat.
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Surprise yourself and try one of
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Pancake House & Restaurant
Breakfast Special
2 eggs, pancakes
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Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00-11:00
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Open For Lunch
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Late delivery call V? hour before closing.
Salad Bar * Caesar Salad
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