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Array Vol. LVI, No. 29
NOVEMBER 19, 1974
With cost of living jumps
Today we continue our civic
election coverage with an analysis
of the incumbent TEAM administration.
TEAMates have campaigned on
a "look-at-our-record" platform
but as the article on page 8 shows
there is some room for criticism.
Such things as False Creek park
development being confined to
Stanley Park-type seawalls and the
proud credit TEAM takes for
Jericho defence lands are
examined today.
In the school board race, TEAM
is pitted against the NPA's back-to-
basics GEM involvement.
Watch for election results in
Thursday's issue.
its fee raise
A Canadian Association of
University Teachers proposal to
increase tuition fees annually in
line with the rise in the cost of
living was uniformily rejected
Monday by UBC student leaders.
Alma Mater Society treasurer
Dave Theessen said he thinks the
government should be paying the
total cost of university education.
"And the money the university-
gets from the government should
rise with the cost of living," he
AMS vice-president Robbie
Smith rejected the suggestion also,
saying "Let the teachers live like
students and then see what they
And AMS external affairs officer
Gary Moore, responsible for
dealing with bodies like CAUT,
said the government should be
prepared to pay higher grants to
enable students to stay in school.
"Due to the rising costs of
everything else, people find it hard
enough to go to school even with
our low tuition fees," he said.
The directors approved the
proposal during a weekend conference in Ottawa.
They also approved a recommendation   that   the    federal
government grant money to cover
tuition and living expenses of lower
income students.
CAUT executive secretary
Donald Savage said the proposals
were intended to make university
education more accessible to
students from low income families
without subsidizing the wealthier
Students who couldn't pay their
own way would be able to apply for
federal grants to cover tuition and
living costs.
A means test would determine
eligibility. Repayable student
loans would still be available to
—marise savaria photo
CREATURE WITH WHISKERS on left is using furry friend for experiments into human nutrition. Ian
Macdonald is working for a master's degree in human nutrition and uses the white fluff ball for his
experiments on the possible toxicity of vitamin E.
Gordie mum to Ubyssey
Alma Mater Society president Gordon Blankstein
says he will never talk to The Ubyssey again.
And the AMS special events co-ordinator says
Blankstein "doesn't really know how to talk."
These reactions Monday resulted from a Friday
Ubyssey article quoting newspaper and radio
executives as saying their organizations don't give
free publicity to the AMS or other organizations when
they buy ad space or time.
Blankstein claimed at AMS council Wednesday that
the Vancouver Sun and other media provide free
publicity for concerts that special events advertises.
Blankstein repeated the statement in an interview
Thursday saying "it's a business arrangement."
Special events co-ordinator James Conrad said he
wonders about The Ubyssey's ethics in running the
Friday story.
He said he wasn't interviewed by Ubyssey reporters while they allowed Blankstein to "run off with his
mouth" and didn't check with him before phoning
downtown papers and radio stations.
Blankstein and Conrad have asked The Ubyssey to
run free-of-charge pictures and other advance
material about upcoming concerts.
They have said they can't see why The Ubyssey
doesn't grant the same promotional freebies as they
claimed are given by downtown papers and radio
Conrad said Blankstein brought the issue up in
council and at an earlier meeting in The Ubyssey's
office before speaking with him. He said Blankstein
had misinterpreted the nature of promotional
arrangements between publications and advertisers.
"It's all in the promoter's mind," said Conrad. "It's
his view of the world. He'll buy time if he's going to
get flack."
Conrad said that whatever the case, the station
managers and newspaper executives aren't going to
admit they give the AMS freebies because ads are
bought but now that The Ubyssey has brought the
issue out, uncomfortable exectives will likely
clamp the lid on what truly free publicity was allowed
before, he added.
Blankstein refused to be interviewed Monday,
saying the only way he would communicate with The
Ubyssey in the future will be through written notes.
"I refuse to talk to The Ubyssey," he said. "If I have
questions in writing then I may give back answers in
Asked why he refused to talk, Blankstein refused to
students from higher income
groups who would not qualify for
Students from other Canadian
student organizations also rejected
the proposal.
"If these CAUT ideas were
followed we would have more of
the same. The problem with fees
and living expenses now is that
they discourage people from obtaining an education," said Ontario
Education of-Students spokesman.
"We want free education
eventually, and at the moment
more government grants and not
loans," he said.
"The teachers don't seem to
understand that education is a
right and not a privilege."
Bob Buckingham, National
Union of Students lobbyist, said his
organization is opposed to any rise
in tuition fees.
"The first step to universal
accessibility has to be free
university education, just as
primary and secondary schools are
free. We don't think raising tuition
fees offset by government grants
will encourage low income people
to attend university," he said.
The CAUT proposals represent a
change from its previous policy
favoring making students pay the
entire cost of their education, some
$4,000 to $5,000 annually, through
tuition fees.
Savage says it is unrealistic to
expect the federal government to
agree to abolish tuition fees entirely and also grant assistance to
needy students.
lifted at SFU
The three-year-old boycott of
Simon Fraser University by
Canadian university professors
has been suspended.
The Canadian Association of
University Teachers first implemented the boycott in 1971 after
eight members of the political
science, sociology and anthropoloy
department were fired by then
SFU president Kenneth Strand.
The boycott protested Strand's
removal of formal dismissal
procedures for SFU profs and
teaching assistants.
For the last three years CAUT
publications have been notifying
both national and international
faculty of the boycott against SFU
and recommending that profs look
elsewhere for work.
Association president Richard
Spencer, a UBC engineering prof,
said the CAUT board Friday voted
unanimously to suspend the
boycott because there has been
some continued progress toward
settlement of the problem.
He said the implementation of
satisfactory formal dismissal
procedures warranted lifting of the
But he said there are still two
levels of censure imposed on SFU
by CAUT.
Spencer said there are three
levels of censure CAUT may impose on a university:
o The first level simply involves
a statement by CAUT that the
actions of the university are not
o The second level involves
advertising that the university's
actions are not appreciated.
o The third level is a full boycott
involving widespread advertising
of CAUT's complete lack of appreciation for the university's
Spencer said the boycott is an
extremely serious matter which
See page 2: BOYCOTT Page 2
Tuesday, November 19, 1974
'Boycott' effective at SFU
From page 1
can affect the quality of education
at any university subjected to it.
He said he has cases on file of
"leading professors" who after
hearing about the boycott chose to
accept employment elsewhere.
Associate sociology professor
Dorothy Smith agreed that the
boycott had been successful.
Smith, a representative here of
the Canadian Sociological and
Anthropological Association,
which still maintains a censure
against SFU, said the boycott
made it difficult for SFU to hire
She said SFU would not now be
so anxious to rectify the situation if
the boycott had not been effective.
Mordecai Briemberg, one of the
eight faculty members fired by
SFU, also agreed that the boycott
has been effective.
He said the anthropology and
sociology department at SFU has
been unable to hire a single
Canadian professor since the
boycott came into effect.
Smith said the restriction may be
more important to recently-hired
president Pauline Jewitt than to
former president Strand because
of her stand in favor of more
Canadians on Canadian university
Spencer said he would be
delighted if all seven fired faculty
members — (one of those fired has
since died) were reinstated in their
former positions but that the CAUT
is primarily interested in fair play.
Spencer said the seven faculty
members all had to be treated as
individuals because their cases
were not all the same.
He said the CAUT would not take
any hard line as CSAA had done on
He said the CAUT academic
freedom and tenure committee will
be looking at each individual to
judge whether they should be
recommended for reinstatement.
Spencer said the committee will
report to the next CAUT board
meeting in March.
He said all seven faculty
members wished to be rehired at
Briemberg said he could not
speak for the other six faculty
members but he is interested in
returning to SFU.
He said though that a job offer is
important because all seven have
been blacklisted at other universities and until they can prove they
are innocent the blacklist will
likely continue.
But he did disagree with Spencer
on the point of judging individual
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He said the group should be
treated as a whole because circumstances are similar among the
Briemberg said there was never
any basis for dismissal in the first
He said as many as five different
investigations have confirmed this,
including two carried out by the
Briemberg said the significance
of the CAUT suspension of the
boycott is to place the burden of
decision squarely on Jewitt.
He said that by placing her in a
position where she is now capable
of making a decision which can
easily clear up the whole mess she
can no longer claim that the
situation is a carry-over from
"It makes it perfectly clear that
she is the person on the spot,"'
Briemberg said.
Smith said the CSAA will meet in
10 days in Montreal to discuss this
problem but it is unlikely it will
back off its position that all seven
profs should be reinstated.
Briemberg said some people at
SFU have the illusion that it may
be possible to ignore the past and
there will be no more problems.
He termed them experts at the
fine art of keeping their heads
buried in the sand.
There will be a meeting
for all people who have
learned transcendental
meditation on Wed.
Nov. 20, at 12:30 p.m.
in SUB 213.
This accident
started three hours
ago in a pub.
You know how it is. A few friends.
A few laughs. A few drinks. Followed
by a few more laughs .. . and quite
a few more drinks. Right up until closing
time. Then, it's down the last round,
pile into the cars and head for home.
Some make it... and some don't. This
is one of the ones who didn't!
HONOURABLE R.M. STRACHAN, MINISTER Tuesday, November 19, 1974
Page 3
Ombudsman adm its office hidden
What to do if you have a problem—
seek out the ombudsman for help
Student ombudsman Roy Sarai
admits most students don't know
where his office is.
He agrees he hasn't done much
to publicize the existence of his
office. "I admit, I should have done
that long ago."
And he says he has missed some
AMS council meetings, though he
disagrees with the official record
on how many.
During a lunch hour visit to his
office Friday, Sarai and friends
were punching a pocket calculator,
doing homework and playing
But Sarai says he has plenty of
ombudsman work to keep himself
He says he gets 30 problems a
week. "I don't have enough time to
get into politics too," he says.
"Besides, the council meetings
are a waste, with all the
bullshitting around. They don't
represent the student body. It's a
backstabbing affair."
If students want to bring complaints to council, they should talk
to their AMS faculty reps, he says.
To suggestions that he bring up
issues at council, Sarai says: "I
can get as much done by myself, or
at least the same result as going
The AMS constitution says the
ombudsman shall recommend a
course of action to the AMS
executive or council "where such
action is necessitated."
It defines his job as being
responsible for investigating and
alleviating any student complaint
against the AMS, the administration or their subsidiary
The role of the ombudsman can
be as an aggressive advocate for
students or an impartial, behind-
the-scenes arbitrator. Sarai says
he prefers the latter.
"I have to keep far away from
AMS politics so I can preserve my
credibility with the administration," he says.
"People also want to keep their
problems private."
Most of Sarai's complaints are
between the administration or
faculty and the student. Students
want to find out why a favorite
instructor has been fired, or why
they are given a poor grade, he
"Most students are too timid to
talk to the teacher. I go see the prof
and try to smooth the problem out
quietly. Sometimes I'm successful,
but if not, my hands are tied. If I go
to the administration, I get a run-
Sarai also spoke to food services
about the closing of Ponderosa
cafeteria to those with bag lunches.
"There's a lack of places for people
to sit and eat their lunch," he says.
"I also get people seeking advice
on pregnancy, rape, or a traffic
"If there's no chalk in one room,
I can cut through the red tape," he
Sarai has had no complaints
from residences on housing
problems, and none concerning the
AMS executive.
Asked whether an average of six
complaints a day wasn't very
many, Sarai said, "Yeah." Later,
he changed his mind and said 15
calls per week could be solved by a
simple phone call, but the other 15
would take several hours.
When it was pointed out that
most students did not know where
his office was, Sarai said: "That's
true. Our office used to be next to
Speakeasy, where the off-campus
housing office is now. So, we have
fewer people coming."
Asked what he might do to increase communication with the
student body, Sarai said: "That's
why I have my phone number,
office and home, on my door. My
office hours are 12:30 to 1:30,
Monday through Friday, and 11:30
to 12:30on Friday. And I'm usually
here from 6:30 studying."
Sarai said the office has not been
busy lately because people were
concentrating on exams, but that
during Christmas it would get
Sarai says he goes to council in
spite of his feelings about it, but
has missed the last three meetings
because of midterm exams.
However, council minutes show
Sarai has attended only eight
council meetings thus far.
Sarai denies this. "I came
twenty minutes late to some of
them, and did not have a chance to
sign the attendance sheet."
■ Asked if members are checked
off by the AMS secretary on the
attendance sheet, Sarai insisted
that it was a sign-in sheet.
According to AMS external affairs officer Gary Moore, there is
no sign-in sheet, but a check-off
system. "If a member comes in
late, he isn't there. He's either
there or he isn't.
Sarai says he now plans to
submit notices to the "Hot
Flashes" information column in
The Ubyssey to obtain publicity.
His office is in SUB 226.
'South Africa on collision
course with blacks'
"We are on a collision course
today in South Africa," a South
African freedom fighter told a
Vancouver audience Friday night.
Nana Mahomo, a veteran of 15
years in South African black
liberation movements showed his
illegally.produced film to an off-
campus audience. Mahomo was
unable to make a scheduled appearance at UBC earlier Friday.
The film, Last Grave at Dim-
baza, was made by a five-man
crew which worked in dangerous
conditions without pay and whose
members still remain in South
By its policies of isolating the
black population in squalid conditions, workers' camps and
Bantustans where black workers'
families live, South Africa's
apartheid government is setting
Cays pretest Sun
ad refusal
The Gay Alliance Toward Equality has filed a complaint with the
Human Rights Commission after the Vancouver Sun twice refused
lo publish an advertisement for Gay Tide, GATE'S newspaper.
Gate says the Sun's refusal directly contradicts the B.C. Human
Rights Code which states: "No person shall deny to any person or
class or persons any accommodation, service, or facility
customarily available to the public unless reasonable cause exists
for such denial or discrimination."
B C. human rights director Kathleen Ruff said Monday she will
meet GATE spokesmen and will try to get in touch with Sun officials to discuss the complaint.
To protest the Sun's discrimination against their organization,
GATE btaged a 1-1/2 hour demonstration at the Pacific Press
building Saturday. Twenty persons picketed, chanting such
phrases as "ga> is as good as straight" and "people rights for gay
Although Ihe Human Rights Commission has the power to force
the Sun lo print GATE'S advertisement. Flood told The 1'bys.sey
Monday that he does not vol know what will come of Ihe complaint
filed Thursday
I, J Stone, assistant manager of the Sun's classified advertising
department. declined to speak to The Lbys.se> about the issue
Flood said GATE has not attempted placing a similar advertisement in the Province "I see no reason to When you've
tested one. you've tested both." he said.
itself on a collision course with
blacks, Mahomo said.
The film said every hour in South
Africa 60 blacks are arrested, six
families are thrown from their
homes and 60 children die of
"The government wants them to
die," Mahomo told the audience
afterward. "They are dying but
there is food in South Africa."
Despite efforts to suppress them,
the blacks continue to struggle,
said Mahomo. Despite their
poverty and their lack of future
opportunities, they insist on sending their children to school, he
Mahomo detailed how western
governments support the South
Africa government and major
multinational corporations reap
windfall profits from the blacks'
underpaid labor.
He said black convicts are forced
to work in vineyards at privately-
owned "prison farms." After their
sentences have been served, the
men are forced to continue
laboring on the farms to pay the
owners their living costs incurred
while under sentence.
Mahomo said he hopes the film
will cause people to "make a
commitment to fight racism."
the eve of this island's annual
municipal elections the popular
favorite is Phlegm Blorg Party
mayoralty candidate Mr. Sardine.
Promising a fair deal for the
island's beleagured underwater
figures, the candidate told the
sectarian Daily Fry: "My biggest
problem so far? My opponents?
Nah, cats. Big bastards with fishy
SARAI ... ombudsman.
McGill prof quits
professor has resigned her
sociology department position
because of what she called "the de
facto dictatorship of the reactionary senior faculty."
Marlene Dixon said the dictatorship "created an atmosphere
in which almost all one's energy is
consumed in purely defensive and
generally pointless skirmishes,
where daily life is oppressive and
above all repressive, and where
one does not grow or develop intellectually except through the
most arduous and difficult efforts."
"I would be willing to engage in
political combat if I thought some
change in the department might
result from it," she said in her
letter of resignation. "However the
last three years have made it plain
that no change would result in the
present   intolerable   conditions."
Dixon was fired from the
University of Chicago and came to
McGill five years ago.
She was facing pressure from
other social department members
and would have to ask for reappointment if she didn't resign.
"If I had fought to keep my job I
would have lost even if I'd won
renewal. That's what it's like to be
in that department. The struggle
would have been about me —. I
would have had to defend my intellectual and academic competence once again."
Dixon has gotten into trouble
several times in the past for her
Third world discussed
UBC students will be exposed to
the problems of the Third World
next week as various national and
local groups sponsor a Third World
The week will feature panel
discussions, a debate and a film
series on Third World topics.
"We are trying to get people to
think about development,"
organizer Kathleen Deering said in
an interview. The week will focus
on what the "industrialized nations
are forcing on the so-called underdeveloped, nations," she said.
"We want people to consider the
"solutions" that the U.N. and
Western governments are offering
to the problems of the Third
Deering said the discussions will
"look at the definitions of
development, underdevelopment,
and the Third World, and to see
how applicable and useful they are
in understanding and changing the
very frightening world situation."
Third World week will be held by
a number of UBC groups, including
the World University Service of
Canada, the anthropology-
sociology undergraduate union,
CUSO, and the UEC third world
study group.
The activities will get an early
start Thursday at noon in the upper
lounge of International House with
a discussion on the topic: The
United Nations and liberation
movements, featuring Mike
Wallace of the Political Science
department, and Hannan Kassis,
from the religious studies
Free bus
says Moore
In spite of breaking down for a
half hour outside UBC, the NDP
free bus service last Friday and
Saturday was a success, AMS
external affairs officer Garry
Moore said Monday.
It was used mostly by women,
children and older people and was
full or nearly full most of the time,
he said.
The bus was a publicity stunt for
the civic NDP, hoping to prove that
the crosstown Forty-ninth Ave.
route is economical. Over the two
days there were 750 users, which
would be enough to break even at
charter rates, Moore said.
There was better response
Saturday from all areas, Moore
said, though it was better at
Vancouver Community College's
Langara campus both days than at
UBC. Page 4
Tuesday, November 19, 1974
And the great Gordie debate soes on and on . . .
Conrad for special events
Articles printed by The Ubyssey on Nov.
15 entitled "Blankstein Butt of Media
Laugh" and "Little White Lies" have
created problems for special events and
require some comment.
Special events runs a tight operation.
To stay economically viable, budgets are
carefully prepared and administered to
ensure that the small sums of money
available to us are spent with the greatest
Promotion is the key to our success.
If we are able to augment our paid space
with some free ink or disc jockey chatter, we
are able to keep our advertising budget low
enough to allow for greater spending for
That is how we have managed to bring
artists of Coliseum stature to UBC at the
lowest ticket prices on the West Coast.
If we are required to budget larger
amounts for promotion we can only offer the
bands less money or charge students more
for tickets. A lower fee to talent means
second-rate talent; higher prices on tickets
mean fewer people who are willing to spend
so much. Such results make promoting
concerts an even riskier proposition than it
is at present.
We are already a marginal operation —
any increase in the risk factor will force us
to shut down.
These were the realities of show business
life that Alma Mater Society president
Gordon Blankstein was attempting to explain to The Ubyssey last week.
Blankstein isn't an expert in these matters
any more than is The Ubyssey staff. His
imperfect understanding of how things work
may have contributed to a less than comprehensible explanation as to why special
events was no longer able to advertise in
The Ubyssey.
Blankstein was not threatening a future
cut-off of advertising revenue which might
riot occur if Ubyssey cooperation was forthcoming.
He was speaking after the fact — the
decision had already been made, the money
re-allocated, and, in some cases, already
This was made clear to The Ubyssey on
the same day the Blankstein first spoke to
The Ubyssey and was known to the editorial
staff when the decision to print the Nov. 15
articles was taken.
The Ubyssey knew then that no threat was
being made.
An explanation was being offered.
Simply stated, special events can not
afford to advertise in The Ubyssey.
Our message does not get out to the public
efficiently through the few ads we can afford
to place —r the money is better spent on
posters around campus and on the radio.
So why the big cafuffle?
And to what effect?
Why make such a big thing out of a simple
and reasonable business decision made on
the basis of sound economic principles?
Why did (Ubyssey editor) Lesley Krueger
have to turn special event's right to spend its
money as it sees fit, especially when the
methods chosen are in the best interests of
the students, into a political issue?
Special events, and Blankstein, weren't
trying to tell The Ubyssey what to print, only
to explain why it was felt we could no longer
advertise with them.
Perhaps The Ubyssey's running personal
squabble with-Blankstein is at the root of the
Blankstein received a resounding vote of
confidence from the student body in the
recent pool referendum.
That vote came in the face of a tremendous campaign against the pool and
Blankstein in the pages of The Ubyssey.
So biased was their reporting that those
who supported the pool were forced to print
their own paper in rebuttal.
The Ubyssey is funded by students to the
tune of $36,000, yet student organizations
working for the benefit of the student body
are forced to spend extra money to get their
views in front of the students.
Special events is now obliged to take the
same steps to ensure that its story gets out.
We have become one more victim of The
Ubyssey's zealous pursuit of Gordon
Something should perhaps be said about
what special events is and what we try to do.
The special events budget recently went
before council for approval.
It was shown, though not reported by The
Ubyssey, that through special events, those
students who attend concerts in the gym
save a total of $45,000 by way of reduced
ticket prices.     ^
Concerts on campus mean that those who
live in residences and who don't have
automobiles are put to little inconvenience.
Our concerts are the largest social
gatherings of students in the school year, a
fact which we hope contributes to a feeling
of community on campus.
Special events helps support the rugby
team, who do set up and clean up, and the
engineering undergraduate society, who
handles security.
Some $12,000 goes to the AMS or other
student organizations including $2,500 to The
Special events provides several free
events each year, including, this term,
Mordecai Richler and large screen
coverage of the USSR-Canada hockey series
in the party room. Council passed a total
budget of $403 for the 1974-75 operations.
Not a hell of a lot for what it accomplishes.
It is doubtful that any other AMS sub-
organization is able to provide so much to
students for so small a drain on AMS
Special events finds it difficult to understand why a student-owned and operated
newspaper with direct access to its major
market is so loath to help in promoting on-
campus concerts.
Why are we so severely restricted to the
space we buy, and at only marginally
preferential rates?
Special events is run by a handful of
people without remuneration.
They have managed to turn a losing
proposition (on one occasion a deficit of
$25,000 was reported) into a well-run,
contributing member of the AMS family of
service groups.
Why does special events get the kind of
flack embodied in The Ubyssey articles of
the fifteenth from an organization ostensibly
formed to help promote campus activities?
The answer to this question might lie in
the fact that The Ubyssey no longer sees
itself as a promoter of AMS projects, but as
their critic.
Its sole contact with the students' council
is when it makes its annual visit to collect <
the $36,000.
The argument may be made that a small
cabal of would-be reporters are using The
Ubyssey as a vehicle to stir up as much
controversy as possible in order to bring
themselves to the attention of future employers at Pacific Press.
After all, who were the two Sun reporters
in whose presence Blankstein made his
damning remarks but Ubyssey editor
Lesley Krueger and the writer of the "media
laughs" story, Michael Sasges?
Special events is a bit "pissed off" at The
Ubyssey for its reaction to Blankstein's
comments last week.
It seems hardly necessary that calls
should be made to the major media people
with whom special events deals and upon
whom it relies for a good part of its
promotion simply to confirm what is a
maxim in the business. Work on the Sha Na
Na project has been completely disrupted —
disc jockeys will be hesitant to talk about
Sha Na Na or to play their records, or, indeed, to do anything else for special events if
doing so might lay them open to charges of
unethical conduct.
It is illegal to package editorial time with
commercial time in such a way that if the
promoter buys ads he is assured of free
publicity as well.
But practice is subtly different: the
promoter will rarely get free talk if he
doesn't buy time as well.
In its overbearing desire to attack
Blankstein, The Ubyssey has seriously
embarrassed special events and endangered its program.
It might even be suggested that The
Ubyssey staff decided that if it was not to get
advertising revenue out of special events,
then special events should be shut down.
Certainly, by calling the people The
Ubyssey called, and relating allegations of
unethical conduct, The Ubyssey has created
a negative feeling among radio and press
people toward special events projects.
A tendency not to cooperate with special
events has been developed which can only
result in increased costs in promoting shows
at UBC.
And that, as was suggested at the
beginning, may lead to a curtailment of
The Ubyssey has a right and a duty to go
after Blankstein for wrongdoing and
dereliction, but when he is shooting off his
mouth about something in which he cannot
reasonably be expected to be expert and on
which no action is likely to be taken, the
value of the exercise is questionable.
There will be no Pulitzer Prizes for exposing Blankstein as ignorant of the details
of a highly complex business in which he has
had only peripheral experience.
In a more important way, however, The
Ubyssey has a duty to look beyond its actions in chasing Blankstein to see what effect they might have on other aspects of
student life.
Because Blankstein thought advertisers
had some rights to free ink, he is not likely to
be removed from office.
But The Ubyssey thought they'd caught
him in an intentional lie and went after him
with a vengeance.
In doing so in the way that they did, with
telephone calls to key contacts in public
relations, they gave the impression that
special events expects such treatment and
that the media is in fact giving the free
coverage with its advertising.
The result is that these important sources
of publicity are dried up.
Evidently, The Ubyssey has decided to
trade off the special events program for one
cheap shot at Gordon Blankstein.
This is journalistic irresponsibility at its
most blatant and is a grave disservice to the
students of this university.
Jim Conrad
special events chairman
Ubyssey staff's denial
So many statements are
made in this letter that need
replies, we'll take it point by
1) You say 'The Ubyssey
staff knew then that no
threat was being made." Not
true. Gordon Blankstein
made that threat in front of
The   Ubyssey   staff.   There
fore, since it came from the
AMS president, we were
bound to take it seriously.
2) You say "Why did
Krueger have to turn special
events right to spend
money .. . into a political
issue?" Krueger didn't,
Blankstein did by storming
into the office.
NOVEMBER 19,1974
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university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
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and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located in room
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If the ads had been
withdrawn quietly and with
no fuss, there would have
been no issue. But as soon as
Blankstein's threat was made,
the issue became a political
3) Speaking of The
Ubyssey coverage of the
aquatic centre referendum
you say "so biased was their
reporting ..." Both sides of
the issue concede Ubyssey
reporting on the issue was
fair and complete — and
indeed largely responsible for
the huge voter turnout.
And what has this got to
do with special events anyway? This sounds surprisingly like a justification from
the pen of one Gordie
4) "Why are we so severely restricted to the space we
buy at only marginally preferential rates?" Special
events gets AMS ad rates of
$3.35 per column inch compared to the regular $4 per
column inch for off-campus
advertisers. That's not "marginally preferential" in our
The Ubyssey too is an
operation attempting to be
self-sustaining and consequently must charge ad rates
that bring enough of a return
to allow it to stay afloat.
That's the reason for the
rates — a bargain at the price
they are, we assure you.
5) "Why does special
events get the kind of flack
embodied in the fifteenth?"
Ask Blankstein. He's the one
who started this, not the
paper. Once again the
messenger is being confused
with the message it must,
ethically, carry.
6) "Its (the Ubyssey's)
sole contact with the AMS is
when it makes its annual visit
to collect the $36,000."
Patently untrue. The editor sits on council in an
ex-officio capacity and has,
this year, attended all but
one or two of the meetings.
Each meeting also sees either
one or two reporters present
and a paper full of articles
the two days following.
7) Then follow the two
ridiculous statements about
"a small cabal of would-be
reporters" who presumably
want attention and jobs from
Pacific Press.
First of all, neither the
Sun nor the Province cares
what The Ubyssey prints.
When it looks for reporters it
looks for people who know
the technical aspects on the
job rather than those involved in on-campus muckraking.
Second, as you point out
in a contradictory statement,
Krueger   already  works  for
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Untrue claims
From page 4
the Sun. As do other
Ubyssey reporters. Why then
would she want to go to
these lengths to get a job she
already has had for three
Oh, and by the way,
Sasges works for Canadian
Press rather than the Sun.
The other Sun reporter present at the meeting was arts
rep Vaughn Palmer.
8) " ... disc jockeys will
be hesitant" to continue with
their free patter, you say.
Of course, they must not
only abide by their station's
code but also appear to abide
by it.
Then the letter continues
with several more statements
which are not directed to the
point of the matter. While
The Ubyssey sympathises
that special. events is encountering some difficulty
downtown, we suggest you
blame it on Blankstein rather
than us.
What we did was not
"irresponsible." We reported
what Blankstein said in council and then, in true newspaper form, we checked the
statements in what is called a
"reaction story."
That's when the Pacific
Press and radio station people denied Blankstein's statement.
Of course The Ubyssey
went through this reaction
process. The president of the
AMS was obviously not telling the truth about special
events and the downtown
newspapers. And when a
person elected to that post
does this, its the responsibility of The Ubyssey not to
ignore   the   situation.   The
responsibility to the students
that is — something Blankstein didn't consider when he
started mouthing off.
Finally, we were going to
suggest you somehow muzzle
Blankstein as a solution to
your (and other's) problems.
But we see he's done that
already by refusing to talk to
the paper and communicating instead through written statements. It's rather
odd that the AMS president
can't trust himself to talk to
the press, isn't it?
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Tuesday, November 19, 1974
Nine students
for BoG meet
The Alma Mater Society will
host an all-candidates meeting
Thursday for students running for
seats on the UBC board of
All nine students running will
be invited to the meeting which
will be held in the SUB conversation pit at noon. Elections for
the two seats available will take
place Dec. 4, 5 and 6.
A deputy returning officer for
the civic election needs students
Hot flashes
to work as ballot counters after
polls close Wednesday.
The officer needs about a
dozen counters for his station at
the Bilinqual School, 62nd and
Granville. If more people than
needed meet him at the Speakeasy
desk in SUB from noon to about
2 p.m., he'll check whether other
stations also need workers. Ask
for George.
Free poetry
Canadian poet Anne Marriott
will give a free reading of her
work here Thursday.
Marriott won the governor-
general's award for poetry for her
book Calling Adventures, publish-
'Tween classes
Dinner   with   Mary   Reillie, on  the
church responds to world hunger, 6
p.m. Lutheran campus centre.
Introductory   lecture,   noon,   SUB
Emergency   meeting,   noon,   Brock
Jack   MacDonald  on the School of
Social Work, noon, SUB 105B.
Weekly fellowship, noon, Lutheran
campus centre, conference room.
Talk   on   two-year   undergrad   and
one-year graduate bachelor of social
work, noon, SUB 105B.
Introductory    lecture,    7:30    p.m.,
SUB 213.
Rabbi Solomon on death, grief and
mourning with free lunch, noon,
Hillel house.
General meeting, noon, club premises: Brock ext. 358.
Dr. MacCreary on the B.C. Medical
centre and its role in the education
of health professionals, noon, IRC
General     meeting    with    ski    trip
organization and slides, noon, SUB
Free legal aid to staff, students, and
faculty, noon to 2:30 p.m., SUB
Seminar on Saki and Japanese fog
with Garth Sundeen, noon, Lutheran campus centre.
Dale Maranda on your identity is
greatness, noon, Bu. 216.
Afternoon Eucharistic, noon,
Lutheran campus centre chapel.
General meeting, noon, Mildred
Brock lounge in Brock Hail.
Meeting, noon, SUB 119.
Another fascinating general meeting, noon, SUB 207-209.
Introductory lectures in transcendental meditation, noon, Bu. 225 and
8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Bu. 3218.
Discussion group, non-members welcome, noon, SUB 213.
Practice, 7:30 p.m. Also 10 a.m.
Sat., Gym E winter sports complex.
Floating meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Airport Hyatt, 350 Airport Rd.,
Organizational meeting, noon, SUB
Introductory lectures on
transcendental meditation, noon,
Bu. 225 and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Bu.
Party and dance, members and
guests welcome, refreshments served, 8 p.m., SUB party room.
Talk by Prof. Chia-Ying Choa, Dept.
of Asian Studies, on her recent trip
to China, 7:30 p.m., IH.
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in several collections. She has
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and NFB and has had many
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The reading will be given at
8:00 p.m. in Buchanan 104.
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What do overseas students
That's the topic today in
Leonard Marsh's continuing"
lecture-discussion series, The Challenge of International Education.
The challenge to Marsh is to
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International House 400. Coffee is
Also at International House,
folk dancing continues every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. There is no
charge for the weekly event.
Students without backbones:
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Professor T. Neville George
from the University of Glasgow
will be giving a public lecture on
the path of evolution: invertebrate to Man, at 8 p.m., Thursday
in Geography 100.
George is well-known for contributions to paleontology, evolutionary theory, stratigraphy and
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biology or geology is invited to
attend. George is skilled at explaining his ideas to laymen or
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Page 7
UBC drops two games to Golden Bears
Mistakes cited in hockey loss
"The story of the game? Our
mistakes. We didn't clear the puck
in our end and didn't move people
from in.front of the net. I would say
that the problem stems from the
coaching more than any other
So said 'Bird hockey coach Bob
Hindmarch after Saturday night's
loss to the University of Alberta.
Alberta steamrolled over the
'Birds 7-3 after picking up
momentum from the previous
night's 6-3 overtime win.
I would prefer to say that the
story of the game was the battle
between their offence and UBC's
UBC wrestlers beat
Bears on strength
The UBC Thunderbird wrestling
team used its strength in the upper
weight classes to overpower the
University of Alberta Golden
Bears 38-10 in a rare dual meet
between Canadian schools.
Last year's edition of the 'Birds
was the best ever, finishing with a
9-3-1 record and topped the year off
with a Canada West championship.
Yet even then they could only beat
the powerful Golden Bears by a
single point.
The 'Birds' relative weakness in
the lower weight classes provided
the Bears with their only points.
Even there improvement was
evident, John Davison was impressive as he scored a second
period pin over Dennis Cleaver in
the 118-pound class to give the
'Birds a 6-0 lead.
The Bears bounced back with
three straight wins in the 126, 134
and 142 classes. All three were won
by decisions and it was apparent
that lack of experience was fatal
for the 'Birds here, as Alberta took
a 10-6 lead.
Fred Delgiflio won with a second
round pin at 150 and Gus
Romanelli's first round pin in the
158-pound class, bringing back the
'Birds' momentum. Mike Richey
did everything but pin Randy
Walsh at the 167-pound level as he
scored an impressive 17-0 decision.
Craig Delahunt faired much the
same at 177-pounds as he stomped
Al Hancock 15-2.
Things continued to get better as
they got bigger — at least for the
'Birds. George Richey got a third
round pin over Blaine Kajorlaine
at 190 pounds and Kyle Raymond
scored an impressive win over Jay
Heatherington at 2:37 of the first
period in the heavyweight class. In
many ways the last match was the
most impressive of all as both
wrestlers were quick and countered each other well.
With more experience in the
lighter weights the 'Birds look like
good bets to vastly improve on last
year's Canada West championship.
The two Riches and Kyle Raymond
have the potential to be national
champions and there are others
who should come close.
Hillel Presents
Today at 12:30 p.m.
Free Lunch for Hillel Members
Rabbi Solomon speaks on Jewish Customs concerning
death, grief and mourning.
12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21
Rabbi Yitzchok Wineberg
Discussion with Chabad Hasidim focusing on Hasidic
Thought and the Jewish Student.
(Hillel House located on campus directly
behind Brock Hall)
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Friday's game saw all the
sustained play in the UBC end of
the rink with goalie Vic Lemire
being called on time and time
again to rob Alberta players.
Jim Of rim opened the scoring for
Alberta at 12:48 of the first period
slapping in a rebound from the slot.
Brian Penrose evened the score
at 3:47 of the second on a shot from
the point. It went in off an Alberta
defenceman after Dale Henwood
had made the original save.
Bruce Brill put the 'Birds ahead
at 2:48 of the third period sending a
shot from the point through a maze
of players. Ros Barros evened the
score two minutes later.
Gerry Bond found the upper-left
corner of the Alberta net at 6:42 to
set up 13 minutes of hockey that
kept everyone on the edge of their
seats with UBC leading 3-2.
Alberta kept coming with
powerful offensive thrusts and the
UBC defence kept throwing them
Vic Lemire made at least four
unbelievable saves to keep UBC's
lead intact.
One save in particular saw him
get his glove in the way of a
blistering slap shot from the slot by
Alberta's Rick Jackson following a
two on one break.
Then with two minutes and seven
seconds left to play in regulation
time Bill Ennos took a costly
penalty for UBC.
It was a questionable call
because both teams were getting
away with murder the whole game.
It was a very inopportune time for
UBC to take a penalty.
The Alberta offence shifted into
overdrive and Oliver Stewart tied
the game up from a scramble with
only 59 seconds left.
The overtime period saw Alberta
keep the pressure on.
At 6:28 Alberta captain Steve
McKnight got a breakaway and put
it past Lemire to go ahead 4-3.
A minute-anria.half later with an
Alberta player in the penalty box,
Kevin Primeau blocked a shot by
Brian Penrose from the blueline as
UBC was pressing to tie the game.
The puck bounced out to centre ice,
Primeau beat Penrose and another
UBC defenceman to it and scored
against a weary Lemire to put the
game away.
John Horcoff rounded out the
scoring into an empty UBC net.
Brian DeBiasie was a costly
casualty for the 'Birds aggravating
a shoulder separation. He sat out
the last half of the overtime period.
Lemire, who was picked second
star of the game on the strength of
his 50 saves, said after the game,
"It wasn't enough. We didn't win."
Saturday night's game was all
UBC got a goal in each period
with one each by Sean Boyd, Peter
Meyls and John Jordan.
The turning point in the game
came early in the third period with
Alberta leading .3-2.
Kevin Primeau took a rebouna
off goalie Ron Lefevre, who was
making his first start since Oct. 26,
for a goal at 4:07.
Ten seconds later Bruce
Crawford let one go from the
blueline to put the game out of
Craig Styles and John Horcroft
rounded out the scoring for
Dan Peck played a good game
replacing the injured DeBiasie on
the Sperling-Ennes line, with his
constant hussle and forechecking
in the Alberta zone.
If Hindmarch's comments about
the coaching being the reason for
the loss, the only remedy is lots of
time spent in practice.
It could be a long week for the
hockey team.
The 'Birds next home game will
be Jan. 10 against the University of
Volleyball ends 3rd
The UBC Thunderette volleyball team finished third in their first
tournament of the season, Saturday.
UBC finished behind the Universities of Saskatchewan and Alberta in
the first of three Canada West volleyball tournaments this year.
The teams play three tournaments every year to decide the Canada
West representative to the national championships.
The Thunderettes have won both the Canada West and the national
titles for the past two years. They hope to improve their performance in
the next two tournaments in order to try for a third national title.
Last Saturday they lost 15-6,15-3 to Saskatchewan and split 15-12,6-15
and 0-15 to Alberta. They managed to beat Lethbridge 15-9,15-6, Calgary
15-17, 15-6, 15-1, and Victoria 15-10, 11-15, 15-11.
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be followed by one at Edmonton Feb. 14 and 15.
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Tuesday, November 19, 1974
TEAM: 'Look at our record' but...
In 1972, to nobody's surprise, Art Phillips became
mayor of Vancouver. With him he brought eight TEAM
aldermen and their election ended 35 years of right wing,
business- and development-oriented council rule.
Now, with two years of majority rule on council under
its loosely collective belt, the TEAM slate — five incumbents, five newcomers and Phillips — are asking
voters to "look at the record."
With confident pride, TEAM, The Electors Action
Movement, points at its accomplishments. The slate is
not at all bothered that some of these so-called accomplishments have received heavy criticism.
Granville Mall, the multimillion
dollar "pedestrian plaza" that
appears at the north end of a six-
lane bridge, is one of TEAM'S
'favorite platforms.
"Vancouver has become a more
human city under TEAM
management," the campaign
literature boasts. "TEAM has
started making Vancouver a city
people can live in and enjoy."
The literature does not explain
the "humanity" of a brick and
concrete mall where trees sprout
out of cement into the shade of
skyscrapers to brave the polluted
air; where more than 100 buses per
hour lumber along the curving
mall roadway preceded and
followed by police cruisers trying
to keep the junkies, hookers and
pushers on the move; and where
not a single bench or public
restroom is supplied, for those who
do not wish to enter the stores.
TEAM says its priorities are
different from those of the Non
Partisan Association which
brought Vancouver Tom Campbell, (he gave the police force its
three-foot riot sticks and a neanderthal model of morality the force
has rejected) and the towering
black edifice known as the Toronto
Dominion bank tower.
As alternatives TEAM offers its
False Creek park development
designed to remove the industry
that made False Creek a cesspool.
Now the development has been
pared down to a Stanley Park-like
seawall backed by a large housing
TEAM proudly points to the
acquisition of the Jericho defence
lands for park land but does not
mention that the land was turned
over to the city in the spring of 1972
(before TEAM took over) and that
the TEAM council has merely
haggled over what to do with it
since it took office.
But, TEAM did save at least half
of the proposed Four Seasons
development at the entrance to
Stanley Park which the NPA and
its developer friends had earmarked for a hotel.
At the helm of the TEAM slate is
the millionaire investment
counsellor Art Phillips. In his
second bid for office, Phillips has
conducted his most low key
campaign ever.
Instead of promises, predictions
and impassioned attacks on his
opponents, the squeaky clean
politician with "boyish good
looks," prefers to display himself
in public as the man who helped
formulate    TEAM'S     "people
"We think it is a good record and
we think most of the citizens of
Vancouver will agree," he says.
"If they disagree they will tell us so
on election day."
But voters will not be faced with
the same TEAM aldermanic team"
that confronted them in 1972.
Missing from the slate is incumbent alderman Walter Hardwick, who quit to pay more attention to his job in UBC's
geography department.
Also missing will be Aid. and
architect Geoff Massey and Aid.
Bill Gibson. All three were high
vote getters in 1972 when Hardwick
topped the aldermanic ballot.
Incumbent Aid. Darlene Marzari
almost didn't make it as a TEAM
candidate this year after Phillips
decided she wasn't paying enough
attention to the captain of the
team. That captain is the mayor
and it is an insight into the way
TEAM operates to note the
massive behind the scene lobbying action Phillips took when one
of "his" alderman didn't quite toe
the line.
Replacing the three TEAM
aldermen who quit and trying to
maintain the party's balance of
power on council are: Don
Bellamy, an ex-policeman and
Canadian Restaurant Association
heavy; Art Cowie, current park
board chairman and the man who
helped bring UBC its Wreck Beach
"erosion control project;"
Marguerite Ford, medical
librarian and keeping UBC profs in
the municipal action, UBC political
science prof Paul Tennant.
On the school board scene,
TEAM'S candidates are pitted
against the back-to-basics Genuine
Education Movement associated
with the NPA.
The TEAM-dominated board for
the past two years has opted for a
so-called progressive schooling
program which infuriates the GEM
Incumbent TEAM commissioners Elliot Gose, Katherine
Mirhady, Betty-Anne Fenwick,
Jack Say Yee and Marjorie
Courvoisier are seeking reelection, along with hopeful candidates Margaret Andrew, Lorena
Baran, Pam Glass and David
TEAM'S people policy extends
out to the University Endowment
Lands, the large green belt of
provincial-owned land which
TEAM wants preserved for a
natural park.
Park Board candidate Bill
Gibson says TEAM would like to
"save the whole thing, leaving in a
natural state that which is
TEAM believes there should be
some regional control of the UEL.
TEAM board candidate Bowie
Keefer says the lands have the
potential for becoming a second
Stanley Park without the zoo.
He says the UEL has 20 miles of
trails and practically unlimited
areas for more.
As for Jericho Beach, Keefer
says he would like to see it restored
to its natural condition and used as
a park emphasizing its natural
TEAM believes that Vancouver's
parks should be developed for
concentrated use rather than
building more parks.
Gibson says it seems incredible
to him that Vancouver's parks are
limited to daytime use because of
no lights. Hence, he would like to
see lighting provided in some of the
Keefer would like to improve
walking access to the foreshore
beaches, as well as sanitary
facilities and drinking water. He
said that since they have become
essentially nudist beaches, the
park board has tended to ignore
He said he would like to open the
waterfront for public beaches from
the Endowment Lands to Marpole;
from Knight Street to Boundary
PHILLIPS ... captain of the ship
Road, and by the PNE and parts of
the harbor for the east side of
The east side has been
traditionally neglected and this
should not happen, he said.
60s fights also 70s battles — Fonda
It was a picture right out of the Sixties
anti-war movement.
Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden and David
Harris were speaking on the Canadian side
of the Peace Arch Saturday, telling a crowd
the war in Vietnam must end.
But it was rhetoric of the Seventies that
the trio was voicing.
Fonda, a different person from when she
starred in the sexploitation flick Barbarella,
told a crowd of about 150 the movement is
now using "conventional, traditional tactics" to end the war that the U.S. is still
pouring billions of dollars to continue.
She noted that 83,000 Vietnamese have
been killed since the 1972 Paris peace
agreement was signed, a number greater
than the total of American deaths during all
the years the U.S. was militarily involved.
But she said American public opinion is
mounting against U.S. funding of the Thieu
regime in South Vietnam and Lon Nol's
government of Cambodia.
She noted that the U.S. Congress has
pared $1.5 billion in the last year from the
U.S. Indochina budget.
"We view ourselves no longer as a protest
movement," she said. "We are the
movement that is going to end the war."
Fonda's husband Tom Hayden, a major
theorist of the New Left and a one-time
defendent in the Chicago Seven conspiracy
trial, told the crowd that the issues of amnesty and an end to the war are integrally
He said the war brought a great change in
world attitudes toward the U.S. and its
policies of intervention.
"It is the legal structure of the godfather's
world that is being challenged by people
around the world, particularly in Indochina," he said.
There has been a change in the world
power structure in which "ordinary people
who have been in the dustbin of history as
written by the West are now in the centre of
There are new principles emerging for the
new world power structure which Hayden
called "a preamble for a new charter of a
new world order."
These include movements for national
rights, democracy and self-determination,
he said.
The amnesty struggle is based on similar
thinking, Hayden said, because draft
resistance was "conscientious resistance by
any means against criminality that knows
no bounds."
Even if most resisters don't want to return
home, the fight for unconditional amnesty,
as against President Gerald Ford's conditional amnesty, must continue, Hayden
"Until there is amnesty the main lesson of
the  war  will  not   be   absorbed   by   the
American people — that it was right to
resist," he said.
David Harris, former husband of singer
Joan Baez and who spent time in prison for
draft resistance, said amnesty should first
be given to the South Vietnamese "amnesty
from the American war machine."
Then more aid should be given injured
American veterans of the war whom he saicT
are treated shoddily by their government.
Finally amnesty should be provided the
resisters, he said.
The Peace Arch rally was sponsored by
the Vancouver American Exiles
Association, The Committee to Aid Vietnam
War Objectors and other Vancouver antiwar groups.
Hayden, Fonda and Harris, members of
the Indochina Peace Campaign, were invited to Washington State by the local
chapter of Vietnam Veterans Against The
The Path of Total Awareness
"Spirtuality cannot be taught, but
caught . . . Therefore man's first
duty is to know himself. We_ can
worship any God we wish, but our
first duty ' according to all
metaphysical and spirtual teachings
is to find out who, and what, we
are ourselves."
How does ECKANKAR compare
with other paths?
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