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Changes for UBC women
'not coming fast enough'
Vol. LV, No. 7
SEPTEMBER 25, 1973
- A panel discussion to discuss the
^provincial government and
Vancouver parks board plan to
stop the erosion of the Towers
Beach cliffs will be held 8 p.m.
Wednesday at Queen Elizabeth
School, 4101 .West Sixteenth.
Participating in the panel will be
park board chairman Art Cowie,
Jack Wood of Swan-Wooster
Engineering, Bob Hamilton of the
committee for the preservation of
Wreck beach and consulting
geologist Roy Blunden.
—marise savaria photo
MILDRED BROCK ROOM lies barren waiting for campus women to come in. Some women want the room
with its plush furniture, lights and reading tables open to men. So would some men. So would some men like
to use the area.
Sexism alive, flourishing
in Brock women's room
Sexism is alive and quietly
flourishing in Brock hall.
Drab, dreary Brock hall boasts
one of the most comfortable,
spacious lounge areas on campus.
Along the wail ana arranged in a
convenient conversation area in
the middle of the room are sofas in
bright colors and floral prints.
Large windows along the length of
the wall provide light and air with
a blue-green carpet adding to the
sense of comfort and quiet
But the lounge is for women only.
A plaque above the door announces Mildred Brock room,
senior women's committee room.
Men, if not officially barred, are
certainly made to feel unwelcome.
There are no rules excluding
men from using the lounge a dean
of women's office spokesman said
"But the Mildred Brock Room
has traditionally been for women
The Mildred Brock room has
been a feature of UBC for quite
awhile — since 1939, in fact, when
women students were a small
minority, still regarded as
In that year the women's undergraduate society raised $10,000
to set up the Mildred Brock room
as a lounge for women students to
relax in, away from the scrutiny of
their male colleagues.
Money from the Leon Koerner
Foundation went to buy current
It has remained an exclusively
female domain ever since.
In recent years, the lounge has
been primarily used by mature
women students who don't feel at
home in SUB, said Joyce Searcy,
acting dean of women.
Younger women students are, of
course, also welcome, she said
But as to welcoming men: "I
don't think the women would like it
at all."
The question of whether men
should be admitted is a controversial one among the women
who regularly use the lounge.
"It's absurd," said Loanne
Anderson. "Of course men should
be allowed in."
Anderson said male friends that
have tried to study in the lounge
have all felt uncomfortable, and
"They find the atmosphere just
too heavy."
She recalled that last year a
"Women Only" sign appeared on
the door briefly but was quickly
ripped off.
If it was a lounge for men only,
women would never stay out, said
Sandra Harestad also had no
objection to men using the lounge.
"I like it because it's quiet, not
because it's for women only."
She said she thought men were
intimidated by the plaque on the
"I was even afraid to come in in
my first year."
Not all the women who use the
lounge are willing to open the doors
to men, however.
Janet Nelson and Lynn
MacKinnon said it should be kept
"women only".
"It's nice to have a place to come
in and gossip. We can relax — look
like grubs," said MacKinnon.
"This place is crowded enough
with just women as it is."
Both said they would have no
objection to a "men only" lounge.
Searcy said she really didn't
know why men would object to the
Mildred Brock room.
"It's just one little room. I think
if you counted up all the rooms that
men's athletics have you really
couldn't say they were being
discriminated against."
Changes in policy regarding
discrimination against women at
UBC are not coming fast enough, a
women's action group member
said Monday.
"Granted there have been
certain small changes made in the
last six months," said Shelagh
Day, author of the Report on the
Status of Women at UBC and a
former arts 1 teacher. "More
women have been appointed to
committees, and some women
have received pay on the same
scale as men.
"There are easy changes to
make, small changes in policy
made unnoticed.
"But the hard changes are
concerned with how people get
hired and promoted, how women
are put into dull, dead-end jobs and
traditionally discriminated
against. There has been no move at
all to make these changes."
Day spoke in reference to the two
committees appointed last
January by administration
president Walter Gage to examine
charges of discrimination on
She spoke critically of the
academic committee. Its chairman is academic planner Robert
"The chairman told me that
although the committee would
make intermittent reports, it
would require two years to complete the study," she said.
Clark told The Ubyssey Monday
his committee's first study, on
acceptance procedures in graduate
studies, will be launched early this
He said he was presently trying
to organize the committee's first
meeting since its adjournment last
"But our overall study will run
right through this year and into the
next," Clark said.
"What we do intend to do is
report on each problem as we
handle it."
The other committee, formed to
examine discriminatipn among
non-academic employees at UBC,
will submit its findings for Gage's
approval this month, although
committee members were
reluctant to divulge information as
to the exact date.
Committee chairman, associate
director  of  the  centre   for  con-     (
tinuing  education,   Knute  But-
tedahl,    was   unavailable    for
Members of both committees
have declined to make any
statement on their progress,
saying they had agreed all information would be issued through
their respective chairmen.
The two committees were formed by Gage subsequent to the
Jan. 23 release of The Report of the
Status of Women at UBC, by the
women's action group. The report
found women at UBC were
discriminated against in terms of
appointments, promotions,
salaries and educational opportunities.
The purpose of the committees
was to consider the validity of
assumptions made in the report,
the statistical methods used and
the conclusions reached.
And to examine to what extent
discrimination against women is a
result of university policies rather
than general policies in society. Page 2
Tuesday, September 25,  1973
Hot flashes
Art display
An exhibition of contemporary
Canadian art entitled Sail-on des
Refuses is on display in the SUB
art gallery from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
until Oct. 6.
The work of local artists, both
UBC students and past grads is
featured and includes collages,
paintings, photography, ceramics
and sculptures.
Admission is free.
Pipeline demo
A demonstration against the
proposed Alaska pipeline will be
held Sunday, 2 p.m. at Peace Arch
The protest, organized by the
Scientific Pollution and Environment Control Society (SPEC), will
coincide  with  the United States
congressional vote in the next two
weeks on the controversial plan
which wants gigantic oil tankers
to travel down the B.C. coast.
The Greenpeace Foundation
will also hold a seven mile walk
from the south end of the Patullo
Bridge to the border. This is the
distance needed for an oil filled
supertanker travelling at 25-knots
to make a full stop.
Cheap bus transportation will
leave at 11:00 a.m. from SPEC's
office at 2007 West Fourth five.
Got hassles
Got hassles with rents, insurance, small claims and other legal
things you can't figure out?
Try Legal Aid, free advice on
your legal problems from UBC
law students.
You can find them in room
SUB 216-C Mondays and Thursdays at noon.
Candidate meet
A meeting for candidates running for Alma Mater Society and
senate positions will be held in the
AMS conference room on Thursday at 12:30.
All candidates are asked to
A week of general debauchery
is being offered students courtesy
of the Forestry Undergraduate
Society (see green insert).
Events include axe throwing, a
chokerman's race, a boat race in
Empire pool, log burling and a
host of other sundry and sotted
Beer will be given to winners.
The week culminates on Saturday night when the Undercut 73
dance featuring Hank and the
Hobos gets going in the SUB
cafeteria at 8:30.
Fri. 7:00
& 9:30
'Tween classes
Practice, noon, SUB 125.
General  meeting for  new members,
noon, IH.
Women's     basketball     tryouts     all
week, 4:30 p.m., gym a.
Women's tennis tryouts, 4:30 p.m.,
Memorial gym tennis courts.
Come and bleed for a coke all this
week, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
Tryouts rained out last week will
continue all this week, 4:30 p.m.,
courts behind winter sports centre.
General meeting, noon, IH 402.
Discussion on preparing a curriculum vitae, noon, Mildred Brock
General meeting, noon, SUB 213.
The Girls, 7:30 p.m., SUB auditorium.
Demonstration, noon, SUB ballroom.
Introductory lecture, noon, Buchanan 219.
Ron Polack on spiritual psychiatry,
noon, Buchanan 216.
Practice, new members welcome, 4
p.m., SUB ballroom.
Community night, 7:30 p.m.,
Lutheran Centre.
General meeting, new members welcome, noon, SUB ?05,
General meeting, noon, SUB 113.
Organizational meeting, noon, IH
406 or 206.
General meeting which will include
slide show, noon, Angus 104.
Meeting, noon, SUB 111.
General meeting, bring dues, noon,
USB 213.
Election    strategy    meeting,    noon,
SUB 212.
General   meeting,   noon.   Memorial
gym foyer.
Free   concert   by   Vancouver   sym
phony  orchestra,   12:45  p.m.. War
Memorial gym.
All senate and executive candidates
should attend, noon, SUB conference room.
Life meeting,   7 p.m. Gage lounge.
General meeting, noon SUB 205.
Meeting for campus gay women and
men, noon, SUB 105B.
"Live    Radio    Comedy"
SUB Movie Theatre - Wed., Sept. 26
AUDITIONS  ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
Auditions for the Theatre Department's
Production of
by Moliere
to be presented January 16 - 26
will be held on
3:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.
in Room 112 of the Frederic Wood Theatre Building
- Auditions Open to All UBC Faculty, Staff and Students
monty  python
7:00 & 9:30
SUB Auditorium
RATES: Campus - 3 lines, 1 day $1.00; additional tines, 25c;
Commercial - 3 lines, 1 day $1.50; additional lines 35c;
additional days $1.25 & 30c.
Classified ads are not accepted by telephone and are payable in
advance. Deadline is 11:30 a.m., the day before publication.
Publications Office, Room 241 S.U.B., UBC, Van. 8, B.C.
Lost & Found
hitchhiking, 4th & Alma, Sept.
19. Please return French Dept.
or  738-9556.
Special Notices
Roll  of   50'   or  56'
Kodak   or   llford
B 4 W  Bulk Film
with   Ihe    purchase   of   a
At $17.50
limit: 1 Per Customer on
presentation of Student I.D.
tlje Hens, anb Shutter
3010   W.   Broadway 736-7833
Babysitting & Day Care 32   i
month-old, 3 days/week (your
place);  phone 733-9849  (eves.).
AM-FM Stereo receiver. 2 speakers, turntable, base, cover and
cartridge, list $200. Your cost
SI 25. 2-year parts guarantee.
Call  325-0366  for  savings.	
tion invites all student wives to
their first get-together Wed.,
Sept. 26, 8:00 at Cecil Green
Campus. No appointment neces-
sary.   5736  University  Blvd.	
fund   of   fees   must   be   received
by  the AMS  treasurer  by October 28,  1973—J.   S.  Wilson
it presents another season of
Dr. Bundolo's Pandemonium
Medicine Show. This Wed,, Sept.
26 in SUB Theatre at 12:30. It's
FREE ! ! !	
Special Events 15A
Van. Symphony Orchestra Free
Concert, War Memorial Gym,
12:45   p.m.-2:15   p.m.	
the triumphal return of Dr. Bundolo's Pandemonium Medicine
Show this Wed.. Sept. 26 in SUB
Theatre  at   12:30   It's  FREE ! ! t
Trayel Opportunities
— then attend a special travel
evening sponsored by the Canadian Youth Hostels Association
to be held at the Vancouver
Youth Hostel at the foot of Discovery Street on Tuesday, September 25th at 8 p.m. Advice
will be given on all aspects of
low budget travel and free check
lists will be available to all potential travellers. Those requiring
more details of the meeting or
its location should phone 738-
Wanted—Miscellaneous 18
key players for Arts U.S. team.
Contact Paul Cappon. 228-2414,
Ponderosa Annex B208 immediately.
Autos For Sale
power  steering,  air  cond..   auto.,
 $2,300 cash.  Ph.  688-2959 after  6.
Metropolitan. Excellent condition, radio. $225. After 6:00 p.m.
my home. Essays, Thesis, etc.
Neat accurate work. Reasonable
rates.   Phone   263-5317.
Help Wanted
old boy at home or nearby, 4th
& Sasamat.  224-5816.
for 6 hours a week in Lawyers'
home^ 4th & Blanca. Flexible
hours.   224-5056.
girl 6, in Mt. Pleas. M.T.W.
dinner, eves. app. 15 hrs. per
week. Trans. 50c per hour. 874-
Work Wanted
lish, facility in French and
Spanish, will do library research
any subject. Phone Kenzie, 224-
Music Instruction
Special Classes
Speakeasy SUB Anytime!
228-4557 - 12:30-2:30
For Students and Tutors
Register Now! 12:30-2:30
grad.     woman,    2    well-behaved
children   (6,   11),   near   UBC,   or
will do cleaning cooking in partial exchange for room in house.
Room & Board
Unfurnished Apts.
bedroom unfurnished suite. $110.
Ph.   732-0381 Tuesday, September 25, 1973
Page 3
GSA may take AMS to court
By JAKE van der KAMP
The graduate student association
executive has decided to hire a
lawyer to look into the possible
effects of the GSA's splitting away
from the Alma Mater Society.
Following a meeting of the
executive Monday, vice-president
Paul Knox said the executive
would comply with instructions of
the membership given at a general
meeting two weeks ago.
The instructions were to hire a
lawyer to investigate the
possibility of the GSA breaking
away from the AMS, the legality of
the AMS ruling which levied a $29
fee on grad students, and the
general status of the GSA within
the AMS.
The decision follows a
referendum Friday in which the
GSA membership voted heavily
against paying the AMS fee.
Knox said the vote was an
opinion poll only but the
dissatisfaction it expresses is a
warning to the AMS to make itself
more responsive to the whole
student body.
"The opinion of the executive
that grad students should pay the
fee because they are using AMS
facilities remains unchanged,"
said Knox.
He: said the GSA representative
would ask student council to make
itself more useful to graduate
"However we haven't yet
thought of any positive things the
AMS can do," said Knox.
Knox said the executive recently
received a letter from the administration asking how it stood on
the matter.
"Because the administration
collects all AMS fees and could
legally refuse to do, a statement by
the executive saying it was against
paying the fee could be used by the
administration" as grounds to
refuse collecting the $29 from
graduate students.
"The administration could use
such a refusal as a threat to the
AMS if the AMS did not give it a
percentage of the money from
bookings in SUB," he said.
"They could go to council and
say we won't collect the fees if you
don't give us that percentage,"
said Knox.
"There is definitely something
underhanded about their motives
for sending us that letter," he said.
The grad student levy has
contributed almost $120,000 to the
AMS this year.
RED CROSS NEEDLES suck out life-giving blood from arts student
Pat Logan, left, who takes it all in calmly as does unidentified woman.
Clinic assistant Grace Brouwer checks fixings. Red Cross is holding
clinic from 9:30
get free coke.
a.m. to 4:30 p.m,
Things should be back to normal
at the Bookstore by next week
following delivery of books delayed
by- the rail strike.
But this is not the case with
similar problems experienced by
the Pit. According to SUB building
manager Graeme Vance the
tabletops were shipped from
Pennsylvania last week by truck.
However they have not yet arrived.
He also said the chairs were to
leave Montreal by train on Sept. 25.
Normal shipping time is 7 to 10
Other construction is basically
complete except for the ventilation
system. Installation has been
delayed by the pipefitters strike.
The Pit cannot open until the
system is working. Vance said the
installation will  eventually  take
only about two days.
In the meantime the Pit is
operating Tuesday through
Friday, 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the
SUB party room.
The Bookstore has received all
but the last two shipments o"f books
held up by the rail strike which
ended Sept. 9. The shipments are
expected Wednesday. Processing
takes about 48 hours so the books
should be on the shelves Oct. 1.
Students in classes with increased enrollment or for which
not enough books were ordered will
have to keep waiting. Books
required immediately are being
air-freighted but others are coming
—larry manulak photo
all this week in SUB 207. Donors
by regular freight. The added cost
of air freight is paid by the
department involved if the course
enrolment surpassed expectation.
If the bookstore deliberately cut
the order, it will absorb the cost.
Bookstore manager Bob Smith
said freight charges are never
passed on to students.
Morgentaler meef tonight
The nation-wide campaign to aid indicted Montreal abortionist Dr. Henry Morgentaler will continue
at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Vancouver public library.
Abortion action committee spokesman Coreen
Douglas said Monday the meeting is being held to
found a B.C. defence committee to help Morgentaler.
Morgentaler is facing 13 charges related to illegally
performing abortions.
In an interview Monday Douglas said Morgentaler
was denied a preliminary hearing because he was
charged under a preferred indictment, a procedure
by which the case goes directly to trial.
Douglas said: "It is obvious the Crown is determined to railroad this case through as quickly as
possible and to muzzle Dr. Morgentaler in the
"If he is convicted under any of the charges he is
liable to life imprisonment.
"The victimization of Dr. Morgentaler by the
government must be seen as part of all-out offensive
designed to prevent women from winning the right to
control their own bodies."
The charges against Morgentaler and the strategy
to defend him will be discussed at tonight's meeting.
The accessability of information about UBC's
finances has changed considerably in the last three
Despite the insulation of a maze of bureaucracy
i much greater than in the president's office), university
treasurer Allan Baxter is a fairly frank forthright individual.
The operating, capital and research budgets of the
university total just over $100 million, of which $2 million
derives from the investment portfolio.
Return on UBC's investments is between six and
nine per cent.
Three years ago the university had about $1 million
in American stocks, carefully nestled away in the total
iwrtfolio. At that time gathering information on these
stocks was a time-consuming and bitter task.
But almost the first statement Baxter made to me
last week was "General Motors is the only American
stock now held," which I think shows a certain consciousness on his part.
According to Baxter the university can legally own
any stock or bond given it, but the provincial Trustees
Act forbids direct investment in foreign stocks and most
non-Canadian bonds.
" While the investment portfolio is small in comparison to the university's needs (if it were liquidated it
would only finance UBC's operation for 3-1/2 months)
revenue from it forms a good portion of the discretionary
funds available to the administration.
For example, about $1 million in scholarships is
supported by investment.
Currently the portfolio is broken down into four
* A $2,940,000 special purposes fund, used for
example to buy library books;
* A $22,100,000 endowment fund from which interest
only can be expended;
* A $3,370,000 capital fund, currently on deposit
awaiting commencement of construction of various
projects such as the Museum of Man:
* A $1,180,000 loan fund to cover both interest and
principle of student loans.
This portfolio can be broken down in various investments as of June, 1973. All figures are approximate:
Foreign bonds — $525,000;
Provincial bonds — $1.63 million;
Provincial guarantees — $6,563,000;
Municipal bonds — $3,266,000;
Schools and hospitals — $1,228,000;
Corporate bonds (including a $1.58 million bond to
the Alma Mater Society with 6.5-per-cent interest) —
$6.54 million;
Banks, Trusts — $768,000;
Utilities (includes B.C. Tel) — $697,000;
Foods and Liquor (includes Walker Distilleries and
Labatt's) — $975,000;
Merchandizing (includes Hudson's Bay Co. and
Simpsons-Sears) — $294,000;
Business forms (includes Moore Business) —
Newspapers (includes Sun Publishing Co. and
Southam Press which controls the Province) — $301,000;
Chemicals — $105,000;
Iron and Steel — $423,000;
Automotive — $382,000;
Dominion Textile — $287,000;
Canadian Pacific — $262,000;
Dupont — $154,000;
Forestry (includes MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., Domtar
and Abitibi) — $830,000;
Oils (includes Shell, Gulf and Imperial) — $565,000;
Metals (includes Alcan, Falconbridge and Inco) —
$1.4 million;
Pipelines — $542,000;
'      STOCKS TOTAL: $8,110,000;
OVER-ALL TOTAL: $29,600,000.
While the above may read like an accountant's
nightmare there are a few meaty items which are
readily apparent.
First, UBC in its own way is tightly bound up in the
province's corporate and government financing. Indeed
there seems to be a conscious intention to pick up
provincial and provincially-backed bonds.
Second, there are a large number of university loans
which aren't being taken out. One reason may be that the
requirements of university loans are such that it is
cheaper and easier to take out a Canada Student Loan.
Third, the university, despite all denials by Baxter,
is moving towards some cognizance that the corporate
balance sheet and price earnings ratio is not the only
factor to be used in buying stocks for a public institution.
Finally, the university endowment fund is relatively
small in comparison to those of most major North
American universities. As one university financial official put it: "We still have a very young alumni and as
such until they die and give us their money, we only have
a potentially rich alumni." Page 4
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SEPTEMBER  25, 1973
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located in room
241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; advertising,
Co-editors: Vaughn Palmer, Michael Sasges.
The simpering Ken Dodd hobbled to the microphone. "I would like to
thank all the little people who made this award possible. People like Rick
Lymer, Peter Liebik, Tom Barnes, Allan Doree, Don Hubbert, Barry
Granery, Denise Massey, Mark Buckshon, Paul Jones, Jean Clarke, Jake van
der Kamp, Robin Burgess, Dru Spencer, Art Smolensky, Maurice Bridge,
Marise Savaria, Marc Hamilton, Larry Manulak, Kent Spencer, Mike Sasges,
Vaughn Palmer, and Gary Coull and Ryon Guedes, who are now taking
penicillin shots." J
A  student-faculty  committee says the
administration should grant the UBC book-
'store $2 million for a  new facility plus a
$50,000 a year subsidy.
But committee chairman and bookstore
manager Bob Smith says this might not
mean lower book prices.
We think they missed the point.
We agree with the committee's report
that one of the store's problems, as was the
case in the UBC library a few years ago, is
high staff turnover and resulting inefficiency.
We agree this problem could be alleviated by higher salaries subsidized by the
$50,0G0-a-year "technical services" grant.
We also agree the store is overcrowded
though we're not sure the only solution to
space problems is a brand new $2 million
store. The present building is only 20 years
old and at last glance the customers weren't
exactly dodging falling beams. The building
seems quite safe.
What is needed then — instead of a new
building is a new policy by bookstore
management, university administration, faculty and students.
Smith complains about the lack of space
during the September rush. Well it seems the
obvious and  least expensive way to avoid
this quandry is to make it general policy to
advise students not to buy books until they
need them. Students would waste little
money on unneeded books and escape
claustrophobic conditions at year's start.
Professors seem to take great glee in
having students rush out and buy cartfuls of
required and suggested readings, apparently
assuming their eager-eyed charges have
access to bottomless private vaults in time of
Instead the case is more likely the poor
suckers get conned into buying those two
books on elementary African linguistics in
September and subsisting on Catelli macaroni and Kool-Aid by March.
Obviously, this isn't the case. Instructors should be more realistic.
Perhaps a dollar limit should be set on
the amount of books professors can recommend to students. Beyond the limit (and it
shouldn't be high at all) professors should be
prepared to advise students of alternative
sources of information, such as the library.
Instead of constructing a new bookstore
money could be better spent buying more
books for campus libraries.
But while it is largely up to professors
to carry such a conservation practice into
reality it is the administration who have to
set the lead. So the ball passes to you boys.
Witch doctor
Dear Editors:
Oooo-e, ooo-ah-ah,
Ting tang,
Walla walla
Bing bang
Oooo-e, ooo-ah,
Ting tang,
Walla walla Bang bang
Gen. IdiAmin
Bwana Junction
carry them over to next term.
"New" books have then been
reordered at higher prices.
Madness! There must be a better
I, for one, want no new building
offered or subsidies granted if all
this will provide is shorter lines to
buy needles and thread.
Nancy Cameron McLean
assistant professor
education faculty
school libraries department
B™!^™^ Johnston
After a continuing battle of two
years and two summer sessions
with the Bookstore, I cannot let
your lead article of September 21
stand without commenting. For
Mr. Smith to say "prices ... are set
by the publishers and we have no
control over them," is, if nothing
else, in complete disagreement
with every conversation with the
Bookstore staff I've had over
lowering prices of books for my
The operating expenses of the
Bookstore, I've been informed,
necessitate a 25-26% mark-up over
the prices they pay to the
publishers. In other words, if the
publisher allows a 10% discount on
a book with a list price of $10.00 and
charges the Bookstore $9.00, the
Bookstore charges UBC students
One can hardly say the Publisher
has "set" the price.
An efficiently operated
Bookstore should mean lower
overhead. Lower overhead should
mean lower prices. "Stamps,
needles and thread" are not what I
want from the University
Bookstore, nor, I believe, what the
students want.
Commercial bookstores in town
operate at a profit and with NO
SUBSIDY. How? I have tried time
and again to suggest alternative
methods of handling books for the
courses in our department. To
date, with little success.
One example of poor business
practice: books have been
returned at the end of one term
despite specific requests from me,
made by Bookstore deadlines, to
I take issue with Jill Johnston's
contention that women should not
mingle with their oppressor, men,
if they want to break the shackles
of their bondage. It is ludicrous
when Johnston suggests that bisexual and heterosexual women
are somehow counter
revolutionary, 'male-oriented',
and incompletely female; the
stupidity of her argument lies in
her assumption that all men are
inherently predisposed to subjugate women.
Just as Johnston carefully
pointed out that she was an
American only through the accident of birth, but not in spirit, so
she must admit that, like herself,
some men have escaped their
socialization, and are not 'Male
Chauvinist Pigs'. If Johnston does
not admit this point, then surely
she must believe that we, as
Canadian women, should have told
her, as she told the men at her
Tuesday night's talk, "Go, Jill: you
belong to a country which is
screwing Canada, and although
your personal convictions vary
with those of your compatriots, we
are compelled to force you, our
oppressor, to leave."
Thus, Johnston's con-
temptuousness of men, which she
euphimistically labels 'female
pride', is no more than a bigoted
blindness; she refuses to perceive
the individual, to see beyond
gender: see better, Jill.
Judith L. Ince
In mentioning in at least two
articles last week, that arbitration
of the SUB lease agreement would
cost students $2,500 to $3,000, you
seem to suggest, even if it was not
your intention to do so, that once
council receives a statement of its
legal position arbitration would
necessarily follow.
That is not true.
First, the Alma Mater Society
may find that it has no legal foot on
which to stand, in which case the
expenditure for the lawyer's time
could still be justified because
finally council would be informed
— which has not been the case to
the present, treasurer John Wilson
having conducted negotiations
with the board of governors for the
position of what he thought the
AMS could get.
Second, presumably what
council will receive from its
lawyers is an objective statement
of the law, and if the law is clear
and favors the AMS, then surely
this fact will be brought to the
attention of the board, who it can
be assumed, would not wish to
incur the cost of arbitration.
Only if the legal opinion suggests
that many of the negotiated parts
are indeed arguable would arbitration be likely but not
necessarily follow.
I think you owe it to council and
to all students to make it clear that
the time and expense employed in
securing the lawyer's opinion is
well spent, and that arbitration, if
it should ever eventuate, results
because it is clearly the only
remaining course.
Gordon Turriff
AMS law rep
Our story said the AMS action
revived the possibility of legal
action, which it did. We also got the
impression in talking to board of
governors negotiator Paul Plant
' that the current agreement
represents all the administration is
willing to grant.
In pointing out arbitration, according to AMS lawyer Brian
Williams, would cost $2,500 to
$3,000 we were merely stating a
fact, not necessarily approving the
expenditure, nor saying it will
definitely take place. — Eds. THE PLANK
Forestry's on the move
Nov/ I ask you, is a university
campus any place for grown men
to be spending their time feeding
booze to bugs? I remember when,
as kids, we put beer in the cat's
saucer and thought the result was
hilarious. But shenanigans like this
in the heart of the academic
It happened, sure enought, here
at UBC.
A forest scientist collaborating
with a former student discovered
— exactly how is still a bit hazy —
that the fir-boring beetle, foe of the
Douglas fir logs, is an alcholic, and
thus produced a major advance
against a serious threat to British
Columbia's multi-million-dollar
forest industry. The industry is
better able to prevent damage to
stored logs now that it knows that
boozy beetle can't stay away from
the alcohol produced by rotting
This is one of the happenings the
people at the UBC Faculty of
Forestry like to recount when they
tell you about the quiet revolution
that has been going on inside the
walls of that big, red brick building
at the south end of Main Mall,
fittingly named the H. R. MacMillan Building.
So thorough has been the change
that pre-1965 forestry graduates
probably would be bewildered by
many of the proceedings going on
now at their Alma Mater. Approximately half the curriculum is
new and continually changing.
The: key words now in forestry
are "multiple use." In B.C. the
forest may be king, but it must
share the court with wildlife,
fisheries, recreation, parks,
grazing, and water production, all
of which are legitimate land uses
which often conflict with exploitation of the timber resource.
This means the faculty must train,
as it is, economists, biologists,
hydrologists and people expert in
other fields as well if they are to
keep the multiple uses of the forest
resource in perspective.
Gone are the days when a
forester was, well, a forester, a
fellow we pictured as wearing a
bright plaid wool shirt and maybe
a couple of days' growth of beard
who spent his time jumping over
windfalls as he roamed the woods
in search of the ripest trees.
Hank and
the Hobos
They're back! Hank and the
Hobos are returning to UBC this
* Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Due to a late
grape harvest last year Hank was
unable to perform. But the crop is
in now and the Hobos are back for
the biggest bash on campus.
stories about Undercut can't be
true. Get out and see what brings a
thousand students to SUB every
W year.
Dress as you please but the FUS
can't be responsible for any
damaged clothing. We do
guarantee you a great time
however, and hope to see you in the
SUB cafeteria on the 29th. See any
friendly Forester (They're the
ones in green) for tickets and a
m date if you're really hard up. At
* $3.50 a couple you can't beat the
price. P.S. No need of being thirsty.
The general public doesn't really
know what a professional forester
is. They have an idea that he fights
fires all the time or runs around in
hobnail boots counting trees. But
he's our forest land resource
manager, responsible for maintaining our forest environment.
Forestry is a "conglomerate", a
multi-discipline training using the
sciences to achieve practical ends.
This scientific base is amply
illustrated in the faculty's
curriculum. For example, because
seven undergraduate courses
utilize an IBM 360 computer,
students are required to take a
course in computer science and
data processing. They do
operational research in linear and
dynamic programing, which helps
to solve complex timber allocation
problems. While experienced men
and women are doing the job now,
often these techniques offer additional savings of time and
money, factors which appeal to
The emphasis is on providing
students with a broad education,
reflecting the fact that forestry has
become a broad subject and not a
discipline by itself, and
recognizing that industry and
government want liberally
educated graduates. Where there
were a dozen faculty members a
few years ago there are now more
than 30, including specialists in
forest soils, forest land
classification, harvesting and
watershed management, to list
just a few.
There are courses that teach
students how to develop forest land
for recreation, to preserve and
produce fish and game, and to
understand forestry's impact upon
the environment. Students still
learn the basics of forest fire
fighting and construction and
maintenance of forest transportation systems, but they also
study about things the modern age
has brought, like the manufacture
of laminated wood and the use of
the computer.
Research within the faculty has
mushroomed. A few years ago not
20 graduate students were engaged
in research. Now there are more
than 60. The study that discovered
the fir boring beetle is an alcoholic
is but one of many faculty projects.
Similar studies are finding ways of
curbing the growth of the balsam
woolly aphid, another forest land
pest, and forest scientists are
working on a method bf
eliminating the obnoxious odor
from kraft pulp mills, a potential
blessing for residents of a dozen or
more B.C. communities. Others
are involved in a 10-year study of
forest hydrology in the Greater
Vancouver watershed, to ascertain
what influence vegetation and land
use has upon water yield and
quality. Another faculty member
has developed a high-energy water
jet that can be used to cut timber.
What made this new kind of
training necessary was a rapid
change in the forest industry itself,
and the competing pressures upon
the forest resource which resulted
in the multiple use concept. What
helped make it possible was the
establishment of a forestry option
at the B.C. Institute of Technology
nine years ago for training forest
technologists. "Until that time it
was all university training," ex
plained Dean Gardner. "There was
a sad lack of skilled technicians
and this meant in many cases
university graduates were being
used as technicians." With BCIT
furnishing industry with skilled
"doers", UBC has bent its efforts
to produce "managers" and
Despite all this, the forestry
faculty admits to one problem.
There aren't enough students
entering forestry. Graduating
classes in recent years have
averaged 50 to 60 students, and
Dean Gardner says there ought to
be at least double that number.
The dean cites two reasons for
the small enrolment. The faculty
itself has been preoccupied with
acquiring new staff and the public
image of the forester as a man who
spends all his time romping
through the woods hasn't encouraged too many would-be
foresters. But this, too, is about to
Gondensed from
UBC Alumni Chronicle.
ENORMOUS  STEEL   ERECTION rapes once virginal, once scenic
( Vancouver   Island   forest.  What  most  people,  all   non-foresters of
course, fail to realize is that there will be a new, more productive
forest in the future because of proper forest management techniques.
Why Foresters are neat
Foresters, as anyone on campus should
realize, have the most promising immediate
future. Upon leaving this wonderful institution, Foresters carry their well-rounded
knowledge not to the ranks of the unemployed
but into one of the many positions available.
Both the undergrads looking for summer
employment and the graduate seeking a
promising career are phenomenally successful in fulfilling their objectives. Not only
are the jobs available but the average wage is
substantially higher than the average wage of
any other faculty.
Last year all of our Forestry graduates
seeking permanent jobs were placed in
positions of their choice. In fact, many more
positions were available than there were
graduates to fill them. The undergraduates
were equally successful. No undergrad in
Forestry went without summer employment
last summer.
The present fourth year class consists of 66
students. Of these, 37 are resource managers,
nine are harvesters, three in wood science
and industry, and one in each of forest
biology, forest hydrology, wildlife
management, recreation and soils and land
classification. Twelve students in the fourth
year class have several interest areas, but
are not yet committed to an option.
Despite the fairly large number of
graduates, we are optimistic that all of our
graduates can be placed this year. The
market for Forestry grads can easily absorb
at least 80 grads per year. The 269 other undergrads are equally as optimistic of finding
positions for the summer months with either
industry or in government services. With this
note, go down to UBC placement and weep
when a large portion of the positions available
are for the elite ... Foresters of course. Page 2
Tuesday, September 25,  1973
The Plank, winner of S.F.A., is published by the Forest
Club once a year in conjunction with Forestry Week, the
culmination of which is "UNDERCUT". All opinions
expressed are solely those of members of the Forest Club
who claim to represent nobody else although they often do.
Please do not praise or blame The Ubyssey or its staff for
the contents of our paper as they are innocent of all
involvement. We would, however, like to thank them for
their assistance and co-operation in layout and printing.
Forest Club
The Forestry Undergraduate Society has been in
existence for most of the Forestry Faculty's 52 years. At
one time membership in it was voluntary but membership
always approached 100 per cent of the student enrolment in
the Faculty. For the past three years students entering or
continuing in Forestry have been assessed a membership fee,
which is added onto Alma Mater Society fees.
Throughout the years, the Forestry Undergraduate
Society has constantly changed its goals, priorities,
functions, and even its constitution in attempt to satisfy its
members' needs.
What have these functions been? They can be roughly
grouped under the headings of social, academic, political,
and sports classifications. For a good portion of the
students in Forestry, social activities centre around FUS
functions. Scheduling and co-ordinating these functions has
become a major preoccupation of the FUS.
One of Forestry's major undertakings is a campus-wide
dance at the end of Forestry Week each fall (UNDERCUT
73) Most of the other FUS functions are closed to
non-Foresters except for our sister Faculty (HOME
ECONOMICS) and other members of the opposite sex!!!!
Interest in sports in the Faculty has skyrocketed in the
past few years and involvement in this aspect of campus life
has made forestry the leader in intramural sports at UBC.
The Forestry Handbook of British Columbia was
undertaken as a major project of early Forest Club
members. The book now in its third edition has reached
world-wide fame. Other regular publications of the FUS
include one of UBC's few undergraduate annuals and of
course THE PLANK.
We have students sitting in on all Forestry staff
meetings to make sure that our needs or attitudes are
understood by the staff.
Size of Faculty seems to be a major factor in the
amount of spirit generated. As yet Forestry is a small
faculty but it is suffering growing pains in the class sizes.
Small functions such as field trips may be eliminated as the
faculty grows thus removing a major factor in spirit aroused.
In short the FUS attempts to represent its student
members in all possible manners.
The Plank is not published by The Ubyssey. It is a product
of the Forestry Undergraduate Society which is solely
responsible for its content. The Ubyssey supplied the
technical assistance for the layout.
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Need wise forest management
In British Columbia, the quality
of our life now and in the forseeable
future rests heavily on how we
manage and utilize our forest
Our very large wood and fibre
products industry (the main basis
of our economy) and our excellent
fresh water, fisheries, wildlife and
visual resources all depend on wise
and scientific management of our
forests for the future.
The new curriculum in the
Faculty of Forestry is designed to
provide the students with the
academic background in the basic
sciences and their application to
forest resource management.
This together with related experience and appropriate
motivation, will assist them in
achieving satisfying and rewarding careers in Forestry in
With  the  rapid growth  in  our
Dean Gardner
population and the increasing
demands on our forests for
products, recreation and other
human benefits, it is clear that we
must manage our forests much
more intensively and wisely than
has been possible in the past.
Many young dedicated and
talented Forestry graduates,
whether they intend to be
generalist managers, production
specialists or forest research
scientists, are going to be needed
by the governments, the industry,
the  consultants   and   research
If you are concerned about
maintenance of our forest environment and interested in applying your education at university
to the proper management and use
of our forest lands, I invite you to
consider for next year, the
curricula in the Faculty of
Forestry which are broadly based
and liberal.
Presently we have approximately 335 undergraduates
enrolled, 26 of whom are young
women. There are over 60
postgraduates in various stages of
Masters and PhD. programs.
Yet, there is room for a few more
in the H. R. MacMillan building.
Rise and fall of erectionacea
Foresters down through the
ages have continued to ponder
over the appearance of the
genus Erectionacea, or commonly known as the Pinus penis
variety Hump-Hardon tree.
In terms of ecological succession (not to be confused with
the more common practice of
silvicultural castration), it was
a very rare and exceptional
Initial germination and early
growth produced a rather
flaccid looking tree with
drooping branches. Although
stem form was subject to
spasmodic intervals of
straightness, the general
morphology could be summed
up as rather limpid.
Continued tree and stand
growth brought about such
things   as   trunk   swelling   in
spring, self-denuding of bud
scales (to prevent any accumulation of lurking bacteria), and development of
organs for perpetuation of the
Initially, the development of a
set of double ovaries, i.e. fruit,
"bazooms", "rockets", etc.
(the latter were taken from the
glossary of Forestry Terminology, 1914, Wayne and
Shuster), made possible the
plans for the growth of the
Hump-Hardon tree in orchards.
However, although tempting
to the eye, they seemed to leave
one with a sour disposition, so to
As time passed, the Hardon
tree began to deviate from the
normal pattern of succession.
It did not die out as other
species came into the area — in
fact, it looked like it was having
one helluva good time.
It continued to grow and
grow, changing colours with the
cumming of fall, outlasting all
Gynecologists  were   baffled.
Never before had a pioneer
species climaxed all over a site
as the H.H. tree had.
Such super adaptability was
unheard of in the anals (buckets
??) of the RALPH club
(Registered Association of
Legitimate Pukers and
Could the Hardon last?
Was it stifled by dense, hairy
ingrowth? Was it finally felled
by the deadly Ballsam hairy
Read the next PLANK for
answers to these queeries and
Cumm      est!! Tuesday, September 25,  1973
Page 3
Read and ralph
I had 18 bottles of whiskey in my
cellar and I was told by my wife to
empty the contents of each and
every bottle down the sink ... or
So I said I would and proceeded
with the unpleasant task. I withdrew the cork from the first bottle
and poured the contents down the
sink, with the exception of one
glass, which I drank.
I extracted the cork from the
second bottle and did likewise with
it, with the exception of one glass,
which I drank. I then withdrew the
cork from the third and poured the
contents down the sink, which I
I pulled the cork from the fourth
bottle down the sink and poured the
bottle down the glass which I
Recent hydrologic
finds from UBC
Recent Hydrologic Finds from UBC
The UBC Forestry's Hydrology department has recently completed
a detailed six-month study and analysis of that mighty North American
watershed to the south ... the USA. The results have been compiled, and
L'il Beaver is proud to present them.
It is my own conclusion that the only way to prevent this massive
acreagje of wasteland from eroding away into a pile of slum and rubble
is to open the Watergates and let all the shit flush away.
The moral of the story: Quit stomping a dead bloody horse into the
I pulled the bottle from the cork
of the next and drank one sink out
of it, then drew the rest down the
I pulled the sink out of the next
glass and poured the cork down the
bottle, then I corked the sink with
the glass bottle and drink and
drank the pour.
When I had everything emptied,
I steadied the house with one hand,
counted the glasses, corks, bottles,
and sink with the other, which were
79 and as the house came by I
counted them again and finally had
all the houses in one bottle which I
I am not under the affluence of
incohol way the by though thinkle
peep I am.
I am not half as thunk as you
might drink.
I fool so feelish, I don't know
which is-me and the drunker I
stand here the longer I get.
•     •     •
He   called   his   Plymouth   the
Mayflower . . .  because  many  a
little puritan came across in it.
Women fold keep eye
out for Toba forester
Eight months after being at
Toba Inlet, Cliffie went to town
hoping to get some active sex.
After proceeding to the Floozie
Soozie Bar, he began to guzzle
down beer at an alarming rate. He
soon me t a sweet young girl named
Gertie, whom he hoped to get some
from (? think about it!).
Following two more hours of
drinking he took her home to his
hotel room. They went to the sack,
Cliffie so tight, his eyes were
permanently opened. He, being a
nice clean-cut boy from Toba in
desperate need of some help, asked
her permission.
"No Cliffie honey, I'm in my
time of the month". Moaning he
said "How 'bout your belly button?". "Sorry Sweetie, I've got
lint". Moaning he said "How 'bout
a rear?". "Sorry Love I've got
piles".   Moaning  he   said   "How
Chesterfield rugby
or Forester's sports
Last year Forestry was the overall winner in men's intramural
sports. It was a closely contested race but the superior ability of the
Forestry Athletes came through when it counted. This year seems to
hold bigger and better rewards for the faculty. With enrolment up,
participation in sports is also on the rise. With ace teams being entered
in all trie major sports, Forestry seems sure to up its points total from
last year. In finishing, I would like to invite all females on campus to the
lounge at the MacMillan building to participate in the Foresters favorite
sport, chesterfield rugby.
'bout between your toes or in your
mouth?". "Sorry darling, I've got
hoof 'n' mouth disease".
At this point Cliffie sank back on
the pillow, in a deep sweat, eyes
open permanently, groaning like a
wounded bull.
Gertie then said "I know you're
desperate Cliffie so I'll take my
glass eye out if you want!"
Cliffie leaped to his knees with
glee and relieved eight months of
tension in two hours of continuous
Lying back with a contented
look on his face, Gertie then said
"Well, how did you like it Cliffie-
"It was just out of this world
Gertie, thanks a lot".
Popping her glass eye back in
Gertie told Cliffie "Let me know
when you come to town next time
Cliffie and I'll keep an eye out for
(Think about it, alot!)
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A poem
And now fine people . . . just for you!
—Overheard on one of L'il Beaver's Sunday morning
nature walks was this fine, gentle, and delicate poem.
As I awoke this morn
When all sweet things are born,
A robin perched upon my sill,
To signal the coming of the morn.
The bird was fragile, young and gay,
And sweetly did it sing,
The thought of happiness and joy,
Into my heart did bring.
I smiled softly at the song,
Then as it paused, a lull,
I gently closed the window,
And crushed its fzcking skull.
Full Facilities  SUB CAFETERIA
8:30 P.M,1:00 AM. Page 4
Tuesday, September 25,  1973
Forestree types
not confined to
logging camps
Contrary to popular beleaf (Forestry paper right?!) a Forestree
(not again!) student does not necessarily have to be confined in a
secluded logging camp, devoid of local wateringholes and female
Although there are many opportunities for employment in areas
having single digit phone numbers and lumberjacks for dance partners
(their caulk boots are hell!) it is possible to acquire (sings in a church?)
summer employment in a sprawling metropolis such as Quesnel, B.C.
In fact this past summer 12 aspiring (anatomically localized form of
perspiring?) young foresters managed to secure employment in just
that place.
Before we started work we had heard frightening tales of the local
natives and when we arrived in town we were very leery of running into
herds of stampeding Quesnelephants (the predicted female
inhabitants). Our visions of beautiful girls vapourized completely when
we saw that the principle pub and social centre of Quesnel was named
the Billy Barker Inn.
We seriously wondered what kind of dogs would frequent a place
with that name and I personally was afraid that the establishment had
originally been called Billy's Barker after his bitchy wife. Very fortunately all of our fears were completely without foundation (like the
Gear's Lady Godiva???).
Within a short period two very pleasant loung ladies we met asked
three of us if we would be so kind as to coach their softball team. We
accepted without hesitation but were afraid that the rest of the team
was comprised of bags and old bats. Much to our surprise the only old
bags and bats to be found were in the equipment container.
As a matter of fact the whole team was gorgeous and very eager to
play . . . Uh, er, . . . ball, that is, ... I mean softball. . . You know what
I mean!
Anyway, they had already acquired a high degree of proficiency
and were able to catch anything thrown to them. Behind the plate we
had an Italian umpire who was later known as Quesnel's first Pizza-
pire. He later opened his own take-out joint but was arrested by the local
R.C.M.P. constable for trafficking. With him covering home and the
rest of us also officiating in various parts of the diamond, all the umpires truly were well spaced out (especially after a night in the pub). We
didn't win many games but the baseball season could be considered as
an immoral victory.
Besides the opportunities for physical activity, there were many
areas in which the more refined forestry student may have been able to
Any students who are lovers of the classics would have enjoyed the
many memorable concerts as performed by such old masters as the
"Cow Mountain Boogey Band" in the lavish surroundings of Gun-
derson's Barn near the thriving community of Horsefly. (This article
was written in its sister city as you may have guessed from the amount
of bull that is flying.) Sometimes things got carried away and even
Gunderson must wonder about the footprints on the ceiling of his
The town of Quesnel still stands but there are 12 Forestry students
who haven't been able to for the past two weeks. It's hard to come down
after being high in the Cariboo Mountains for four months.
Cockroaches, cats and rats
GIRLS IN FORESTRY? . .. think about it.
Have you heard the one
about ole granny Judd?
On a sunny Monday afternoon ole
granny Judd (think about it)
walked into the neighborhood
grocery store.
The manager, ole man McLean,
had just finished arranging all the
vegetables and farm   produce
neatly in the various compartments.
Ole granny Judd approached the
display and began violently
disturbing the arrangements of
cabbage and lettuce.
Ole man McLean spotted the old
This is your
Have you ever seriously pondered your ;nvolvement with and
dedication vo the education system.
You are losing your personality
and being moulded to file
numerically into a massive,
nation-wide, diabolical, brainwashing scheme. And now, L'il
Beaver presents . . . This is Your
In the classroom cramped with
sitting, suffocating children, you
are expending the total training of
your concentration on the drone
coming from the front of the room.
She says: Don't talk children. Sit
there and listen to me for the next
six hours, for the next five days,
the next forty weeks. If you successfully pass through the first
eight years of imprisonment, you
A beautiful example of the chain
reactions that come from meddling
piece-meal in natural systems has
been brought to my attention. In
Borneo, the World Health
Organization supervised the
spraying of all human dwelling
with DDT.
I can't resist saying that the
World Health Organization is
WHO, so this is, in a manner of
speaking, a WHOdunnit. The object was to wipe out mosquitoes,
which spread malaria, and this
was done with gratifying improvements in the public health.
Unfortunately, the DDT also
killed the cockroaches, which were
eaten by cats, in consequence of
which the cats died. The cats had
been earning their keep by keeping
the field rats out of the houses, so
Forestry week agenda
Once again the Forestry Undergraduate Society bends over backwards (no not quite that far dznk), to present an opportunity for the rest
of the students to participate in some forestry 'parlor games'.
Here is the agenda of the coming events.
No. People
Sept. 26
SUB lawn
Axe Throwing
Double bucking
Choker setting
SUB Mall
Boat Races
Sept. 27
12:30 p.m.
Sept. 28
Empire Pool
Log Burling
Boomstick Race
SUB Cafeteria
Sept. 29
It is recommended that a change of clothing accompany the contestant on Friday at Empire pool. Caulks (spiked boots) will be supplied
to all contestants. No special equipment is needed for Wednesday except for engineers who feel a slide rule has a definite advantage. A large
thirst for beer is required for Thursday's boat races and a hunger for
good times is all you need for Saturday's big UNDERCUT	
with the cats gone, the rats moved
in. They soon became a nuisance,
eating stored foods and even, it is
alleged, nibbling the toes of those
who slept too soundly.
This is the kind of situation that
calls for Batman, or some such
hero — in this case it was the
Royal Air Force. Stray cats were
taken from the cities and
parachuted into all the malaria-
free, decockroached, rat-infested,
catless villages.
And this wasn't the only chain of
events set in motion by the DDT
spraying. Most of the houses on
Borneo have thatch roofs that are
nibbled by moths.
Ordinarily, a small wasp preys
on the moths, but the wasps avoid
those parts of the thatch that
contain DDT; whereas moths
don't. The result is that the moths
multiply because the wasps no
longer hold them in check. Thus
the thatched roofs don't last long
when sprayed with DDT.
The moral of all this is not just
that people in thatched houses
shouldn't use DDT to control
malaria unless there is a good
supply of thatch and someone is
willing to bring in paratroop cats.
The real moral is that, in natural
communities, big things may have
little causes. Some natural
systems may have resilence, while
others are delicate, but the fact
remains that all have the kind of
dynamic structure that leads to
sequences of reactions. The system
must be considered as a whole . . .
(hole?) ... No! As a whole.
can do four more years in high
school. Then, if you are intelligent,
fortunate, and have enough money
you can do four more years in a
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throughout the world until, at long
last, you are sixty-five. Then you
are free to take off more than two
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gal and raced over to inquire
"Can I help you, dear ole granny
The old gal answered "Yes, I'm
trying to find the asparagus."
The manager replied very
quietly, "I'm afraid we are all out
of asparagus right now, but we
expect a shipment in on Friday."
Ole granny thanked the manager
and departed from the store.
Tuesday morning, ole granny
Judd reappeared, and proceeded to
disrupt the displays of celery and
then onions.
Ole man McLean spotted her
again and raced over to inquire
again, "Can I help you, dear old
granny Judd?"
She replied, "I'm looking for the
asparagus."      Patiently      the
manager told her once again that  %
the store was out of stock but a new
shipment would arrive Friday.
"Thank-you very much", replied
ole granny Judd, and she once
again departed from the store.
Early Wednesday, ole granny Judd
walked into the grocery store. She
walked up and began to disturb the
displays of potatoes and carrots.
Ole man McLean once again ran
over to her. He calmly tapped her
on the shoulder and said: "Excuse *
me ole granny Judd, how do you
spell 'torn' as in tomatoes?"
"T-O-M," she replied.
"That's right! How do you spell
'f-z-c-k' as in asparagus?"
Ole granny Judd stood back and
said: "There's no fzck in
"That's right granny, there's no%
fzck in asparagus!!"
Plank editor
Joe Tuesday, September 25,  1973
Page 5
U of T campaigns to rid
campus of WHA Toros
University of Toronto Student
Administration Council has started
a campaiign to stop the Toronto
Toros   of   the   World    Hockey
Association from using the campus
ice arena.
The university has contracted
Varsity arena to the Toros for
$80,000 during the 1973-74 season.
Chileans seek
gov't displeasure
OTTAWA (CUP) — A group of
Chilean students in Canada has
asked the federal government to
withhold recognition of the new
military junta in Chile and to grant
political asylum to persons trying
to escape the junta's rule.
The group, supported by persons
from  th«i  Anglican,   United,  and
Roman Catholic churches and the
'Canadian     Labor     Congress,
presented their requests to the
external affairs department last
While the group presented their
demands, a small group of
protesters marched on parliament
hill with signs denouncing the antidemocratic coup and alleging U.S.
involvement in the overthrow
through the Central Intelligence
Alberta won't support
Kraft food boycott
SAC said the activities of
students and community groups
who use the arena full time would
be sharply cut back by the Toros,
who would need daily practices at
peak times.
SAC also has said the university
administration, although it decided
to rent the arena in consultation
with council, signed the contract
while students were away on
summer vacation.
,SAC is currently sending a
petition to students and may take
the problem to a student
The Toros have promised they
will transport students to other
rinks, although no rinks are
currently available.   -
The administration has said the
rent for the arena would be used
for athletic programs on campus.
But none of the money has been
listed in the operating budgets of
the intramural and extramural
The rent would also not cover the
construction of new sports
buildings, expected to cost more
than $4 million.
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The committee says Kraft pays
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The committee asked the
Alberta government not to allow
Kraft products in its buildings and
to officially support the boycott.
Hugh Horner, Alberta's minister
of agriculture, refused. He said
more regulations would only
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government's development loans
had already helped finance five
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Tuesday, September 25,  1973
So near yet so far
Manitoba 26, UBC 16
After playing winning football
for 57 minutes, the UBC Thunderbird football team beat
themselves again.
It was a frustrating game for the
Bird team. The coaches were
frustrated, the players were
frustrated, and the 1,000 fans that
showed up Saturday at Thunderbird Stadium were frustrated.
The University of Manitoba
Bisons are a good team. They
arrived at the stadium confident;
perhaps overly so.  Mavbe,  they
were thinking ot their 22-0 win over
the Thunderbirds last year.
According to their coach Gary
Naylor, they expected a hard
contest. Bisons were badly hurt by
the arm of Dave Pickett of the
Saskatchewan Huskies in their last
game, but Naylor said he "was not
worried about passing."
The Manitoba team expected
UBC would attempt to establish
their running game.
UBC head coach Norm Thomas
expected a hard game also. He said
he   was   anticipating  the   Bisons
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UBC instant replay
'Birds Head Coach
Analysis — This play was instrumental in the march that
resulted in the Birds final field
The play is successful only if our
opponents are playing a zone
defence. Theissen, Embleton,
Grist and Baker all head down field
as if running normal deep pass
patterns. The lineman pass block
and then move down field.
As long as Heinz cuts inside, the
play should go for 15-20 yards. The
first time this was run in the game
he cut outside and only picked up
five yards. The second time it was
run the execution was perfect and
the play picked up 22 yards.
would be a running team as that is
their traditional game.
Both coaches were in for surprises as the game began.
Manitoba received the kickoff
and their first play from scrimmage was a screen. Their second
play was a pass. The Bisons had
come out throwing and continued
to do so for the first half.
Naylor was also surprised as
UBC quarterback Jim Tarves hit
flanker Bill Baker deep in Bison
territory in the opening minutes.
Baker was to get 175 yards of the
196 UBC gained through the air. He
was a constant deep threat and
forced the Bisons to double-team
him throughout the second half.
UBC's defensive secondary
played well throughout the first
half. Defensive halfback Sal
Giacomazza intercepted two
passes, running back the first pass
58 yards for the lone UBC touchdown of the afternoon. After the
game Giacomazza said, "Warden's (Manitoba quarterback Bud)
passes were accurate but slow."
The convert attempt following
Giacomazza's touchdown was
blocked. This was due to the
slowness of execution which
allowed Manitoba to block it. Jim
Hill's field goal kicking was much
improved over the Birds last effort. Hill made both attempts when
the Bird offense bogged down
outside the Bison goal line.
After controlling play in the first
half, the Birds left the field with a
13-3 lead. This is a lower score than
the Bird play indicated. However,
the UBC offense was having
problems and continued to have
problems maintaining a consistent
drive. This was a contributing
factor to the low score. The other
was the inability to get the touchdown when they were within range.
The third quarter was a dull
affair from the point of view of
entertainment. On the field
however, the momentum was
shifting   to   the   Bisons'   offense
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-which scored late in the quarter,
then failed on the convert attempt.
The score was 13-9 UBC.
Early in the last quarter, the
UBC offense seemed to gather
itself and made a sustained drive
downfield. Coming within a stone's
throw of the Bison goal line they
were stopped by their own
On a play sent into the game
from the bench a mixup occurred
and the wrong play was run. The
Birds had to settle for a field goal.
This might have been the turning
point of the game.
The Bisons came back with a
field goal of their own and the score
was 16-12 with only five minutes
remaining. It seemed as if the
Bisons were destined to be choked
off by the clock. To win they
needed a touchdown and, while the
UBC defense was faltering, it had
been coming up big when needed.
Also, Tarves had maintained a
drive once this quarter, if he could
just eat up the clock, Manitoba
would be left with nothing to work
It was second and long yardage
when disaster struck. All UBC had*
to do was run a play and punt,
leaving the Bisons in their own end
with only minutes to play. Tarves
rolled out on a quarterback option,
Manitoba came up quickly and
stopped him. For some reason,
perhaps because Cameron was
calling for it, perhaps because he
believed the play would pick up a
first down, Tarves pitched out.
Dan Burke, defensive halfback
for the Bisons came between the
two and caught the ball. There was
nothing between him and a touchdown except the goal line. When he
scored there were two and one half
minutes left in the game and the
score read 19-16 Bisons.
There was still some hope. If
UBC could only get within field
goal range, they could tie the score
and get at least one point for their
work. Barely a minute later, when
UBC punted, the Bisons returned it
for a touchdown on a play marked'
by sloppy tackling on the Bird's
part. The convert was good and
that was the afternoon.
-> fft& litttr
Bison instant replay
Bison Head Coach
Analysis — With the Birds using
a man to man coverage this pass
play will go if the defensive halfback   commits   himself   to   the
outside break. By sending our wide
flanker Dobie into the same zone
we hope to cross up the defense. In
this case the back went with the
square-out, Paterson broke deep
and we picked up 25 yards.
UBC Curling
Thurs., Sept. 27
12:30 p.m. S.U.B. 205
To assign teams and
collect fees.
Recreation U.B.C.
that due to a delay in delivery of books, the
bookstore will remain in the armories one
week later. Consequently, the armories will
not be available for tennis until October 8. Tuesday, September 25, 1973
Page 7
'Birds net
UBC Thunderbird cross country
runners got off to a great start by
taking first and third three-man
team honors at their first meet of
the season in Victoria on Saturday.
Bird's John Wheeler covered the
10,000 meter course in 31:51 to
finish first, a full 68 seconds in
front of Vancouver Island runner
Harvey Thorne. UBC runners
Chris White and Jerry Liston came
in third and fourth respectively,
clocking times of 33:26 and 33:43.
Other UBC runners were John
Carne (sixth, 33:58), Rob
MacKenzie (eighth, 34:05), and
Doug Webber (eighteenth, 36:06).
RICK LYMER is shown here training hard for his up-coming athletic
feats. The first of the miracles of poetic grace occurs within the next
few weeks. We needed someone unco-ordinated and Rick was
More football
'Birds snare loss
from victory
Once again UBC Thunderbirds
managed to snatch defeat from the
jaws of victory.
The Birds were leading the
Manitoba Bisons 16-12 with less
than three minutes left in the
game. Three minutes later the tide
had turned and they lost 26-16.
The surge came when UBC
quarterback Jim Tarves, about to
be tackled, pitched the ball away to
a non-existent teammate. The ball
was picked out of the air by Bison's
Don Burke who went 49 yards for a
touchdown. After receiving the
Bison's kickoff Thunderbirds
couldn't move the ball and were
forced to punt. Aided by several
good blocks Manitoba returned the
punt for another touchdown ensuring their victory.
Unfortunately, UBC had
dominated the Bisons until the
final minutes. The first half was all
UBC. Tarves consistently hit
flanker Bill Baker with perfect
passes for long gains. Halfback
Bruce Grist and Tarves ran for
solid yardage.
These deep penetrations into
Manitoba territory set up Thunderbird kicker Jim Hill who hit for
two field goals and a single.
UBC defence kept Bisons to one
field goal in the first half. Defensive halfback Sal Giacomazza
intercepted a Bison pass and took it
in for Thunderbirds only touchdown. The first half ended with
UBC leading 13 to 3.
In the third quarter Manitoba
added a touchdown while Jim Hill
kicked another field goal for UBC.
Manitoba kicked another field goal
early in the fourth quarter.
At this point the crowd watched
in shock as UBC pulled off their
grand turnabout. They lost a game
they had won for the other 57
"We didn't have enough poise.
We just blew it," said Giacomazza
after the game.
"This is not a team of losers,"
Bill Baker said, "It's only a
question of confidence and now we
realize we can win. Our loss was a
Sports comments
1. Why did 'Birds continue trying
to throw long in the second half? It
was obvious that Bisons had adjusted to the deep pass.
2. Our thanks to those individuals
who came and volunteered to cover
women's sports. However, we can
still make use of anyone else who's
3. Look for Bobby Riggs to try
women's golf next.
4. After foolishly picking Riggs to
demolish King, our thanks to those
Birds for evening up our prediction
5. Win, lose or draw, college
football is exciting. Probably for
the very reasons that the Birds lost
on Saturday. Namely, college
football is unpredictable.
6. If it's perfection you want, see
the Lions. At least the Birds put out
100 per cent on the field, all the
7. Nothing is more depressing to
a team than to see fans leaving
before the end of the game. The
team played its best and deserved
support to the very end.
8. How about the same kind of cooperation from Norm Thomas that
we got from Gary Naylor. It would
be helpful.
9. Why no safety padding on the
goal posts at Thunderbird
10. How about some extra practice on downfield kick coverage
and on the punting game.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Steven Cox, a teacher of T.M.
will give a free introduction
talk on T.M. and its benefits.
Wed., Sept. 26 12:30 p.m.
BUCH. 219
For further information call
Anglican-United Campus Ministry
All welcome to
Sept. 28-30 - Cost: $8 Point Roberts
"Christian Life Style and the University"
TODAY — 4:30 P.M.   Supper & discussion
WED. SEPT. 26 — NOON Eucharist
Student Christian Movement
will be started October 1 for students wishing Residence
accommodation for the spring term (beginning December 1).
The current waiting list expires November 30. All
students on this list who are still interested must also
put their names on the new waiting list. Available rooms
are assigned each day at 12:30 to the first persons on
the list present.
tie Victoria
A goal by Victoria's Mark Robb
with 10 minutes left lifted Victoria
Gorge to a 2-2 tie with UBC in a
game played in Victoria Saturday.
Chris Suzuki's goal at 25 minutes
opened the Bird's scoring. Daryl
Samson and Jim Quinn later both
had the Islander goalie beat only to
hit the post. Thus, UBC had to go in
at the half up only 1-0.
Gorge's Dan Henry tied the
game early in the second half on -a
goalmouth play. The Birds then put
on the pressure with Ed Soltysik
capping a fine passing play to put
them into a brief lead. Victoria's
Mark Robb then scored the
estimated 100 hairy puce blorgs
totally destroyed the printing shop
of colonial lithographer Maggio
"Stringy" Catelli here Wednesday.
"He suffered so," said his
bereaved widow.
A revamped Birds lineup that
proved most successful against the
Victoria side had Quinn on defense
and Jim Hunter up front. For the
most part, UBC had the game well
in hand, with Quinn and Suzuki
turning in outstanding afternoons.
Despite this they were forced to
return to Point Grey with only a
single point.
1. S.D. Lee hopped 100 yards in 11
2. A. Forrester of Toronto ran 100
yards backwards in 14 seconds.
3. How many ways can a batter
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ball? Answer next week and the
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the chance to pick out next week's
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The following  referenda will coincide with the Oct. 3, 1973
A.M.S. Elections.
1. Are you in favour of deleting from the Constitution of the A.M.S.
By-law 14, subsection 6, part (c) which reads "No such (political) club
shall participate, directly or otherwise in elections to any student offices
outside the club itself and acceptance of any such support shall render
any candidate for office ineligible."
Are you in favour of adding to the Constitution of the A.M.S. By-law 7
(4) to read "Expenditures by or on behalf of any candidate cannot
exceed fifty dollars."
2. Are you in favour of exempting Graduate Students from the fifteen
dollars per year Student Union Building fee?
3. Do you want a campus newspaper to be published once . ... twice. . .,
three ..., four . .., five ..., times a week? (please mark preferentially).
No. 1 requires a vote of 2/3 of 15% of A.M.S. membership to pass.
No. 2 requires 2/3 of 20%. Page 8
Tuesday, September 25, 1973
A balladeer in the Canadian
tradition of Leonard Cohen
and Gordon Lightfoot
to present "IN CONCERT" the winner of
the 1972 Best Canadian Composer Award!
Special Guest: RCA Recording Artist BARRY GREENFIELD
SUB Ballroom
$3.00 ADVANCE (SUB-RM. 266) $3.50 AT DOOR
$3. advance
$5. at the door
2 Tickets per
student limit
OCT. 20 in the GYM
A limited number of
seats are reserved for
UBC students. Avoid disappointment by purchasing    your    tickets
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