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The Ubyssey Nov 29, 1977

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Array Kenny hits at budget hints
Administration president Doug
Kenny criticized Monday a
statement by a Universities
Council employee that B.C.'s
universities may get only an eight
per cent increase in their operating
budgets next year.
Earlier reports quoted E. L.
Affleck, the council's finanical
advisor as saying that the council
has recommended to the government an eight per cent increase to
meet the current inflation rate.
In a prepared statement Kenny
said "our teaching and research
programs will be further imperilled if increases in our
operating budget are limited to
eight per cent in hthe coming fiscal
"I have already pointed out
publicly that over the past two
years the University of B.C. had no
alternative but to cut back its
budget by $3.1 million.
"As a result, academic and fiscal
planning have become virtually
impossible and many students are
being denied opportunities to
further their education," he said.
The Universities Council is an
intermediary body between the
provincial government and the
universities. Each year it makes
recommendations to the government concerning university
All members of the council are
appointed by the government.
Affleck reportedly said that
enabling universities to cope with
inflation is the UCBC's prime
But he also conceded that the
universities may be forced to drop
existihg programs and that some
new programs will not be implemented as a result of the cutbacks.
Last year UBC received an eight
per cent budget increase which
resulted in tuition fee increases of
25 per cent and academic program
Kenny said "the entire academic
enterprise at this university has
been threatened."
"Mediocrity becomes a real
possibility unless we receive increases to enable us to strengthen
our basic functions," said Kenny.
"I feel sure that British
Columbians are not willing to have
this province condemned to a
second-class   higher   education."
Affleck would not comment
Monday on his earlier statements.
The council's executive director
Gerald Schwartz said the council
has sent its budget recommendations to the minister of
education Pat McGeer.
He said he would not make any
Profs set up
SA relief fund
further comments on the recommendations until the minister
announces the new fiscal budget
for universities, expected in
Kenny also criticized Affleck for
leaking the information on the
council's recommendations.
"I am more than a little surprised that a staff member employed by the Universities Council
has been quoted on possible
operating-budget increases," said
"I would have preferred that
such a statement come from the
council's charman, or from a
government-appointed member of
the council.
"I feel sure that the Universities
Council, which has been fully informed of the needs of the three
public universities, has a deeper
appreciation of the situation in
which the universities find
themselves than the remarks of a
council employee would indicate."
UBC faculty members belonging
to the Canada-Southern Africa
relief committee launched an
appeal Monday for help for
refugees and victims of the racis
South African government.
In a prepared statement the
committee says the Steve Biko
Memorial Fund has been set up to
collect money for clothing,
blankets, food, medical supplies
and legal aid for the victims of
racism in South Africa.
Parties get
rag writers
To allow the staff to recover
from weekend hangovers and
prepare for post-term parties (and,
oh yes, exams) The Ubyssey wil
publish only one more issue this
week. There will be no Thursday
Ubyssey and the final issue of the
term will appear Friday, Dec. 2.
In other news, Page Friday
announces that the winner of
Friday's Beatle trivia quiz is
Kanen Jang. Karen should come to
the Ubyssey office in SUB 241K at
noon today and claim her two
tickets to ride to The History of the
Beatles at the Hollywood theatre.
Runners-up Stuart Tufts and Rob
Whittome should also come
together at noon to claim on ticket
"Ihe root of the problem in South
Africa is the refusal to recognize
people who are not white as fully
human," said committee member
Geoffrey Durrant.
The committee's statement said
there has been a steady stream of
refugees from Rhodesia and South
Africa into the neighboring
"They leave Rhodesia making
hazardous journeys on foot over a
heavily patrolled frontier to escape
the sufferings caused by the civil
war, or to take up arms in the
struggle for independence.
"Young people, and especially
students, have also fled from South
Africa where mass arrests, the
shooting of protestors, beatings,
torture and murder of helpless
prisoners have become standard
methods of repression."
The announcement of this fund
follows the efforts of other groups
at UBC to draw attention to the
crisis in South Africa.
Campus Christian groups have
been urging students to remove
their money from the Bank of
Montreal because of its financial
involvement with the South
African government.
And the student representative
assembly voted Nov. 23 to take as
much of the Alma Mater Society's
money as possible out of the Bank
of Montreal.
Durantsaid, "we are not against
such things (protests) but the way
See page 2: RELIEF
CRUSTY CURMUUUbON Malcolm McGregor exhibits fine form as food server in Faculty Club, soon to
be opened to students. McGregor was one of many usually elitist profs who conceded to let great
unwashed mass of students into exclusive club on limited basis
UBC Faculty Club opening to students
The UBC Faculty Club has decided to open
its doors to students, The Ubyssey has
The club has been beset by rising costs
and reduced administration subsidies,
according to a Faculty Club board of
directors member, and decided the only way
it could continue to operate without a drastic
increase in prices was to open the club to
students on a limited basis.
"The directors decided to let in students,
on a limited basis, because they
theoretically have some brains and because
they'll be the faculty of the future," the
source said.
However' university staff members will
still be excluded.
Students will have to phone and reserve
tables in advance, the source said, and no
first-year students will be allowed in.
Currently students are allowed in only on
the invitation of a faculty member, who
must pay for the student's food and drinks.
"We don't want any first-year students in
there because they may be at UBC just for a
fling," the source said. "It's only serious
students we want to see there, you know,
students who can appreciate the prestige
and decorum of the dub."
Engineers will be allowed into the club on
a one-month trial basis because of past
experience with drunken gears on campus,
he said. »
Unlike the Pit, the Faculty Club opens at
noon and fear was expressed that students
would show up at afternoon classes drunk
after spending a liquid lunch at the club, one
faculty member said.
The club has decided to open to students
next week, just in time for Christmas
exams, the member said.
"We thought it would really show the
Christmas spirit of the Faculty Club," she
said. "You know, students able to relax
from studying and share a drink with their
professors, maybe discuss their exams."
But the decision was apparently taken for
purely financial reasons, not any concern
for students.
The administration is planning to cut back
on entertaining at the club and reduce its
annual $15,000 payment for use of the
Faculty Club's social centre, the board of
directors source said.
"The board of directors was told that the
administration was cutting off our free
gardener and janitor from physical plant,"
the source said. "Something about cutting
the grass around the war huts."
Since the club was opened more than 15
years ago, students have only entered the
Faculty Club once without an invitation
from a faculty member — in October, 1968,
when 2,500 students led by prominent U.S.
student radical Jerry Rubin, marched into
the club and held an all-night party.
The decision to allow students into the
club was reached only after heated and
bitter debate among faculty, according to
several members.
Strangely enough one faculty member not
generally known for sticking up for
students' rights, Malcolm McGregor, came
out solidly in favor of the proposal.
"While I've always felt that students have
no right whatsoever to sit on this university's governing bodies, I see no harm in
students sharing in some o: the finer things
in life that we professors enjoy," he said.
"Why, I even think the club should allow
Ubyssey staffers in, despite their generally
low academic standing," said McGregor, a
long-time critic of The Ubyssey.
The club will be setting up a special
payment method for students, since
currently faculty members only have to sign
for their drinks and there were fears that
students would pass themselves off as
"Students will be required to sit at a
special section of tables in the back of the
club, to avoid being confused with faculty
members. Of course faculty will be able to
visit students' tables," another faculty
member said.
"Right now the board of directors is
working out a deal with the Alma Mater
Society in which Pit tokens would be used in
the Faculty Club. Of course this would mean
the club would have to sell the Pit tokens,
which would be somewhat demeaning."
See page 3: WILL Page 2
Tuesday, November 29, 1977
Biko memorial
Relief funds to go to SA
From page 1
we're asking people to protest is
through humanitarian relief."
"Economic and political
pressure on the South African
government is a matter of political
judgment," said Durrant. "From
our point of view protests should be
more than verbid."
Durrant, an English professor,
left South Africa 15 years ago after
living there for 21 years. He was
also a captain in the South African
Durrant said he left South Africa
when they imposed apartheid on
the universities and removed black
Abomination president Dog Kennel
startled puce hairy blorgs in this
tiny island kingdom by commencing a new campaign against
the use of banana peels by high
government officials.
Unlike the campaign of some
years ago, which was boycotted by
angry simian government
ministers, Kennel promised that he
would have the support of "every
banana in Pango Pango."
The announcement brought
cream pie sales in the area to a
lurching halt, as speculation in joy
buzzers, plastic slime, and pearl-
handled dildos hit new highs.
Bored representative Slow
Toyota applauded the move with
one hand, saying "I don't even eat
bananas. The only banana I know
is Doll Can-do, and he's second
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"Ihat was a bit of an imposition.
I could not exercise my profession
so I left," he said.
He said the fund was set up
because of reports from South
Africa of school children being
arrested and shot down by the
police and the flight of students to
neighboring countries.
"Host countries are very poor so
we have set up the fund as a moral
protest against the conditions
which have allowed this to happen.
The committee also urges the
Canadian government "to break
with the group of Western nations
which have effectively blocked
measures against South Africa in
the United Nations.
' 'We can also urge our banks and
corporations to show a decent
respect for the opinions of mankind
and cease to supply investment
and financing for a profitable but
cruel economic system.
"Andwe canalso give something
to alleviate the immediate suffering of those who have escaped
from Rhodesia, Namibia and South
Africa and are now dependent on
the meagre resources of their host
countries," says the statement.
Durrant said the committee
decided to name the fund after
Steve Biko because he "was a
moderate, humane and liberal
person who was one of the leaders
of black consciousness."
He died in jail on Sept. 11 of injuries to the head. The first official
response of the South African
government was that he died of
starvation as a result of a hunger
Durrant said the name of Biko is
used to represent all the nameless
Africans who have died under the
South African regime.
The committee is composed of
Canadians from many fields,
political parties and religions.
Persons wishing to make
donations may send them to The
Canada-Southern Africa Relief
Committee, P.O. Box 24865, Station
C, Vancouver, B.C. V5T 4G3.
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Page 3
Union fights union at Bimini pub
The bartenders' and hotel employees' union has been recruiting
scab labor at Bimini neighborhood
pub, a rival union official said
Local 40 of the Hotel, Restaurant
and Bartenders' Union applied last
week to the Labor Relations Board
for certification at strikebound
Bimini claiming to have signed up
the necessary majority of the 20
pub empbyees.
But Pat Barker, president of the
union that received certification
for Bimini in January — the Service, Office and Retail Workers'
Union of Canada — said that in
order to get that majority, local 40
members crossed the SORWUC
picket line at the pub.
Only six of the 13 workers who
initially voted to strike have
remained on strike. The rest have
gone back to work.
Barter suspects the Bimini
management is involved with local
40's move to raid SORWUC.
"I think there's no doubt about
it," she said Monday.
She condemned the bartenders'
union for its conduct, noting the
union has made no effort until now
to organize Bimini workers.
"It's a really grave breach of
trade union principles," she said.
"It's also a grave insult to
working men and women."
She said the fact that many men
and women are working in the
bartender union's   jurisdiction
without joining the union shows the
distrust people have of that union.
The Bimini strike began Oct. 20
when union members became
frustrated with Bimini owner-
manager Peter Uram's attitude
toward the union regarding settlement of a first contract.
Picketers have vowed to remain
on strike for as long as necessary.
Bartenders' union vice-president
John Phillips reacted with hostility
Monday when contacted by The
Ubyssey for comment on the
"I have no comment," he said.
"We (local 40) have a meeting
with the B.C. Federation of Labor
and I have no comment." '
He then hung up.
But Phillips has said earlier the
union does not want any competition in the field. He claimed the
union does not want to split up the
industry and said local 40 has been
successful since 1900 and intends to
be successful because it is a
He is also reported to have said
the union will not tolerate another
union in the field and will stop
SORWUC any way it can. Phillips
allegedly considers SORWUC a
women's liberation group rather
than a trade union because it was
organized mainly by women to
unionize other women.
So far, SORWUC has received
support from other unions, who
condemned local 40 for crossing
picket lines and becoming involved
in the strike.
Pay differences
draw ATA's fire
—doug field photo
FLOOD TRENCH beside path to SUB keeps flood waters from engulfing aquatic centre construction site
Monday. Trench  will  also hold permanent sprinkler system to be installed around SUB for rare periods
when nature relents and graces city with dry spell.
The Association of Teaching
Assistants will bring up the
problem of pay disparities between
teaching assistants in different
faculties at the Dec. 6 board of
governors meeting, an ATA
member said Monday.
Figures compiled by the ATA
show that TAs in science and
engineering departments earn
more annually than TAs in arts for
AUCE and UBC baffle over hearings
The Association of University
and College Employees is involved
in a dispute with the university
administration over who may sit
on arbitration hearings, the former
chairman of the union grievance
committee says.
Police are seeking a masked
man who has indecently exposed
himself on campus at least three
times during the past two weeks.
The man has been seen
masturbating around SUB, the
War Memorial Gym and Ponderosa University, RCMP say.
The man is described as being
between 5'8'"and 5'11" tall, of
medium build, and wearing a light-
blue ski jacket and a ski mask.
One complaint came from a
female resident student who saw
the man masturbating and
following her outside the computer
science building at about 11:30
p.m. Thursday. The woman ran
screaming to the Vanier residence,
and a group of male students attempted unsuccessfully to catch
the flasher.
According to all the complaints,
the man has been seen in dimly lit
areas between the hours of 6 p.m.
and 11:30 p.m.
RCMP request that anyone with
information related to similar
incidents contact them at 224-1322.
Kevin Grace said the university
has decided the library and
clerical workers union may no
longer decide who the union representative will be at arbitration
Arbitration hearings are held
when an employee has a grievance
with the university. The hearings
usually involve disputes about job
classification, salary or benefits.
In the past the union grievance
committee has represented empbyees at the arbitration hearings.
In a prepared statement, AUCE
said "the union was notified four
days before an arbitration hearing
by W. L. Clark, chairman of the
university labor committee, that
the union grievance committee
would not be permitted to attend.
"The grievance committee has
since its inception attended all
arbitration hearings with the
"The university is saying that
only one union representative may
be present at a  hearing,  while
management may have as many
as it chooses," Grace said.
"The university's attempt to
decide who may or may not represent the union constitutes an intolerable intrusion in union affairs.
He added that "this intrusion by
the university has made it impossible for the union to effectively
represent its grievors and has
therefore postponed all arbitrations indefinitely."
The union has applied to the
Labor Relations Board to settle the
Will plans protest boycott
From page 1
"Another possibility is that the club will print its
own Faculty Club tokens, which would have a picture
of UBC president Doug Kenny on one side and future
chancellor J. V. Clyne on the other,'' he said.
Student board of governors member Moe Sihota
claimed lobbying on his part is responsible for the
Faculty Club opening.
"I've always felt the club should be open to
students. That's why I spent $100 for a membership
when I got on the board. And now, because of a lot of
pressure I put on the club, students will be allowed in
and they have only me to thank for it," said Sihota.
'Tve done a hell of a lot for students but believe me
this is my finest accomplishment," he said.
"I think it's unfortunate that the club has not
opened before now," Sihota said. "I sincerely feel
sorry for those students who, unlike me, couldn't
afford a membership or some of the better things in
life that my money can buy."
But arts dean Robert Will said he will personally
boycott the Faculty Club once it opens to students.
"I refuse to drink in the same premises as students
or others of their kind," he said.
UBC literary talent George Woodcock is another
faculty member upset with the move.
"How can a thinking man's stream of consciousness remain uninterrupted when there are a
group of low-browed students in the club? I feel the
whole idea is a travesty of the concepts of equality.
Students are free to drink in the Pit and faculty in the
club and that's the way it should stay," he said.
"Mind you, some of my best friends are students,"
Woodcock added.
One faculty source said the club plans on a strong
advertising campaign to attract students' business.
"We're thinking of renaming the club, actually," he
said. "Most of the members think something
describing the club would be best, a name like Honky
Another faculty club source said the first luncheon
dish to be served to students will be the Agriculture
Undergraduate Society Memorial Lunch Special,
including botulism soup and ptomaine sandwiches.
For reservations call the Faculty Club at 228-2708.
the same amount of work, said
former ATA president Dave Smith.
"We would like equal pay for
equal work," he said.
TAs in physics and mechanical
engineering earned on an average
as much as $6,200 and $6,100
respectively for the 1976-77 year
while physical education and
theatre TAs got as low as $2,700
and $2,100.
The highest TA earnings in arts
departments were history and
political science, with TAs getting
All TA incomes are based upon
total earnings for the year including teaching, summer jobs and
other sources, Smith said.
Disparities in TA incomes can be
attributed to job demand, he said.
' 'It is apparent that those TAs (in
engineering and sciences) tend to
be in more of a demand than arts
or education," he said.
"They get more in earnings and
a better bargaining position."
TA stipends (annual total of
monthly earnings) account for
most of the total income in arts,
based upon a 12-hour work week.
Science TA stipends can be much
lower, based upon a four-hour work
week, but science TAs get paid
more because of research work
Smith said.
TAs in mechanical engineering
earned only $1,153 in stipends for
the 1976-77 year, but they receive
extra help, he said.
"They get reaearch assistant-
ships. There is more money to
support these people."
The faculty of graduate studies
states that an incoming graduate
student needs a minimum of $5,372
to live on for 12 months at UBC.
TAs in only 10 departments earned
more than that, and none were in
The ATA will discuss these income problems with the board,
Smith said.
"Basically, the meeting is an
information exchange. We want to
tell them the TA's problems. It's a
friendly meeting, an open
session," Smith said. U B YS S
Tuesday, November 29, 1977
A most sickening thing has occurred in the now-lengthy
strike at Bimini neighborhood pub — one union is leaching off another union which organized the workers and
now is striking for a first contract.
The Service, Office and Retail Workers of Canada is a
feminist union which organized the workers at Bimini and
has spearheaded their strike for fair wages and job security.
The Hotel, Restaurant, Culinary Workers and Bartenders
Union, local 40, didn't organize Bimini workers and now
is signing up strikebreakers who are keeping the pub open
despite the massive public support shown for the striking
SORWUC members. Absolutely disgusting.
The avaricious attitude displayed by the local 40 leadership plays into the hands of employers who wish to destroy
workers' right to organize and demand fair wages and
working conditions.
It is also the attitude right-wing politicians and the
commercial media love to portray — well-paid union leaders
who care for little but their members. That's an essential
part of the bullshit story about how unions are destroying
our competitive position in world markets.
The image of unions is under full assault from those
who wish to hold onto their growing profits and not share
them with unions. When one union stoops so low as to
organize scabs when solidarity is needed, the security of all
workers is in danger.
Most students are supporting SORWUC — it's time their
union brothers and sisters do likewise.
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The B.C. Social Credit Party selected a bill collector as
party president at its annual convention last weekend.
How appropriate. No doubt the new president will work
hard to make sure that the Socreds stay in power and his
business continues to be as good as it has been since the
bottom-line party took power.
NOVEMBER 29, 1977
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the
Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301;
Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Chris Gainor
PANGO-PANGO (UNS) — A tremor shook the offices of this tiny
Island kingdom's only newspaper, the Dally Blah, when It was learned that
the Faculty Club was opening to the unwashed masses. Mismanaging editor
Half Gainor chortled at the thought of sitting down for dinner with
various faculty members. A red-faced Mucus Free phoned ahead for
reservations for an Intimate supper with Frothy Fraud and Smug Yield.
Shrill Spleleman and Tripe Flogging readied for campaigning Faulty
members for non-support. Fern Flack-on-hold prepared for a drug feast
with the hallucinogenic Bunter S. Whambam. Heave Cowturd planned to
buy a round for the house, so long as Barrel Festeredback wasn't there.
Cad Meltln' was arranging credit so he could afford to drink Fawn
HackEntlre under the table. Farewell Lead didn't know what the Faulty
Club until Long Yarns told her more than she really wanted to know
about It.
UBC stock investments
are exploiting Chileans
Last week, Pedro Vuskovic, Chile's minister of the
economy during the Salvador Allende government,
said the actions of Canadian multinationals at home
are directly related to the Chilean political situation.
While Canadians working for International Nickel
or Noranda are subjected to massive layoffs, or have
to strike for several months in order to obtain
minimal economic improvements, the multinationals
employing them invest huge amounts of money in
third world countries.
Why is it that Noranda, for example, instead of
investing in Canada prefers to invest in Chile?
The answer is simple: The Chilean junta has
created all necessary conditions for multinationals to
move in and make huge profits easily. Strikes are
banned, a few unions are allowed to exist under
leadership appointed by the military regime, the
workers have a 60-hour work week while paid starvation salaries (70 per cent of Chilean workers
receive $50 per month and a recent study showed that
prices are equivalent to those in the U.S.).
It becomes clear then what Noranda's motives are
in investing $350 million in a copper mine and smelter
in Andacollo, in central Chile.
Noranda's motives are the same ones that have led
monopoly capital throughout the century to enter our
countries and get a hold of our economy: profits, big
profits no matter what the cost. The cost: underdevelopment, super exploitation, undernourishment,
repression, death, torture, imprisonment.
It is not by chance that the Chilean people today are
suffering from one of the most brutal dictatorships in
our time. As Vuskovic said, multinationals need
Pinochets to guarantee them that their investments
are safe and that their profits will be considerable.
Multinationals have had to defer to a military
regime in Chile to stop the upsurge of an increasingly
conscious working class, which was threatening them
with putting an end to the "paradise" of cheap labor
and big profits which these companies have enjoyed
for so long.
If multinationals like Noranda are investing in
Chile today, it is not because the Chilean people are
welcoming those investments. On the contrary, the
Chilean people have been the protagonists of a long
history of fighting foreign penetration, of fighting the
rule of multinational interests at the expense of their
If multinationals like Noranda are investing in
Chile today, it is because 5 per cent of the population,
Carmen Rodriguez is a grad student and member
of the committee for the defence of human rights in
Chile. Perspectives is a column of analysis and
opinion written by members of the UBC community.
whose interests are tied to monopoly capital has
seized power and governs through institutionalized
The Chilean people do not want Noranda's $350
million because they know that those millions will in
no way benefit them; they know that such an investment will only help perpetuate a state of
dependency and underdevelopment that they have
been wanting to get rid of for so long.
Furthermore, they know that those $350 million will
prop up a bloody regime that has taken the lives of
40,000 Chileans, imprisoned 120,000, forced 800,000 to
go into exile, and that, with its economic policies, is
causing slow death to 95 per cent of the population.
It is for these reasons that Project Chile, a coalition
opposed to Canadian support for the Chilean military
junta through investments, loans or credits, was
initiated nearly two years ago by the task force on the
churches and corporate responsibility.
In Vancouver, Project Chile was joined by the
inter-church working group on Chile, the Vancouver
Chilean Association, the committee for the defense of
human rights in Chile, and other groups.
Among the many discoveries made by Project
Chile was a closet door that the UBC community had
not looked into for a long time: UBC's stock portfolio
and the $1.19 million the university has invested in
eight corporations.
One of the eight companies is Noranda, where UBC
owns 8,000 shares worth $260,000. The board of
governors was asked to help stop Noranda's $350
million investment in Chile by handing over to the
churches involved in Project Chile (Anglican,
Catholic, United and Lutheran) by proxy the
university's right to vote at Noranda's annual
meeting last April 29.
The board refused the petition and decided to follow
its usual practice of turning over the votes to
Noranda's management which is of course backing
the investment. Nevertheless, the investment was not
voted on during last April's meeting, and the company claims it has yet to sign a final contract with the
Chilean junta. It appears, then, that Noranda's next
annual meeting will be decisive in the approval or
rejection of the investment.
Do you, as a member of the UBC community, wish
that your board of governors back an investment that
the Chilean people do not want? Do you approve of the
fact that the money you have paid in fees, as a
student, be used by the university to invest in companies that, regardless of any sense of morality, prop
up bloody regimes all over the world?
Discuss the issue with your fellow professors,
students and employees. Write the board of governors asking for their position on the Noranda investment in Chile. Join the ongoing campaign to stop
Noranda from moving into Chile. Tuesday, November 29, 1977
Page 5
Sandhu clarifies resignation, announces un-resignation
Since my resignation from the
student representative assembly
on Nov. 2, there has been a great
deal of confusion. Many students
on campus thought my resignation
was due solely to the SRA's
decision not to spend $60 on the
B.C. Student Federation
On the contrary, my resignation
was not due to this decision but
rather the SRA's narrow-
mindedness toward the BCSF and
the National Union of Students.
Both of these organizations have
done a great deal for students in
this country and province.
A better student aid plan and
their ability to get students more
summer jobs are only two
examples of their contributions to
students. Moreover, my
resignation was based on the
SRA's inability to take a stand on
the major issues concerning this
university and on their lack of
concern for students on this
Several weeks ago, president
Doug Kenny at a speech to the
Vancouver Board of Trade came
out swinging against this government's lack of concern toward
education. This speech and Kenny's comments literally caught the
entire SRA with their pants down.
The SRA has been fumbling
around aU year to come up with
some strategy to deal with
educational cutbacks and the
deteriorating quality of education.
And most of this fumbling around
has been caused by ill-informed,
inactive and indecisive SRA
It's time the SRA took a strong
and active position on the issue of
cutbacks. So far this year, the SRA
has been shooting in the dark
trying to haphazardly organize
students on this campus.
Thetimehas come for the SRA to
We note with alarm vice-
president Erich Vogt's comments
proposing to replace the UBC
placement office with a Manpower
We feel the university should be
putting money into things like
student placement, not cutting
back. With the economic situation
theway it is, we feel it is necessary
to have a university group on
campus who are aggressively
working to establish a reputation
for, and placing UBC students in
In our opinion, Manpower is not
capable of fulfilling this function
since they are not involved with
university students and their
The current UBC placement
office is concerned with students
and has done a good job in the past.
We feel it should be retained and
ask the administration to reconsider their proposed action. What
do other students think?
Ross Gourlay
John Seckel
Brian E. Shale
mechanical engineering
Doug Morris
chemistry 3
Good tuck
Fifth floor Salish would like to
confirm their reported satisfaction
with fifth floor Haida's tuck-in
service, but would also like to
express their disapproval of the
proposal that other floors take
advantage of the service.
Fifth Haida is not available,
girls. Sorry — but hands off.
You'll have to recruit your own
brother floor if you're having
trouble sleeping. We do highly
recommend the service — a good
tuck will do wonders for you.
Fifth Salish
Totem Park residence
establish a strategy to organize
students and most importantly
activate some interest in the public
on this major issue facing
education. Politicians are no
longer frightened by student activism alone, they will react only
when their bases of power are
threatened and only the public has
the ability to do this effectively.
The SRA has two major tasks
confronting it this year. Initially it
must organize students and
secondly  stimulate   discussion
among the public. I can only hope
the members of the SRA will
realize this and have the guts to do
something about it.
I feel strongly about these issues
and many students and friends
have felt that my resignation as
external affairs officer is a copout
from facing these issues. I have
had several weeks to contemplate
my decision, and several weeks to
take a look at this campus from the
eyes of a student rather than Alma
Mater Society hack. Cutbacks in
education are seriously affecting
the functioning of this campus,
moreover, the student services and
residences are a shambles and the
SRA must direct its attention to
these areas.
Some have said that SRA's lack
of mobility has been the result of
an executive which fails to provide
direction. This is certainly not the
case, the executive has tried to
move the SRA all year but the SRA
councillors have failed to take up
that direction. A lot more direction
is needed to confront these and
other problems facing the students
at UBC.
For these reasons I decided to
remain external affairs officer and
give John DeMarco and Arnold
Hedstrom a hand in providing
some direction to the SRA. I can
only hope that the SRA will open its
eyes and take a serious look at
these problems.
Paul Sandhu
AMS external affairs officer
Bus timetable mistaken
I would like to comment about the big poster (about 2' x 3') B.C. Hydro
placed inside the front window of the bookstore.
This poster has a picture of a bus inside a fork and it says Try a taste of
transit, and underneath it announces that starting Oct. 28,1977 the 10th-
UBC service will return to Totem Park after 7 p.m. at night.
However it does not give the actual times the bus will travel to and from
Totem Park or what the bus fare is? (The fare is 15 cents within UEL and
until Blanca, or 41st and Marine, with an AMS card, otherwise it is 35
cents for all points in the GVRD, except 70 cents for south and east Surrey
and White Rock.)
The poster also states that transit timetables are available at student
services. Speakeasy didn't have the No. 10/14 timetable until Nov. 18,
While I am writing about Speakeasy, a good question to ask is why don't
they have at least all the bus timetables for Vancouver. At BCIT they
have all the B.C. Hydro transit schedules and also Pacific Stage Lines
and Greyhound timetables.
Another point to remember is that the Oct. 28 timetables are full of
mistakes, and if you really want to know all the information then stop by
the bulletin board inside the bus shelter on the south side of University
Blvd. where I posted the bus timetables with the corrections.
It is unfortunate that these timetables are being written by former UBC
students, who in addition to knowing very little about our transit system
don't know even English, e.g., beside the Spanish Banks bus it says
"MON THRU SUN." Since when does the week start on Monday? It
always starts on Sunday in the English calendar.
B.C. Hydro transit has to do much more to increase ridership than
putting a bus inside a fork and telling you to eat it.
If anyone has any problems or suggestions please send them to SUB
Nathan Davidowicz
unci 5
GSA debates AMS business, administrative tangles
Recently there has been some
discussion within the Graduate
Student Association as to whether
we would profit by changing our
present status as a constituency of
the Alma Mater Society to that of a
fully independent body.
A recent meeting of the graduate
representative assembly — the
policy making body of the GSA —
decided strongly against this idea.
However the dissatisfaction that
prompted this discussion was real
and arose over two issues: the
poorly defined role of the constituencies within AMS (witness
the Palmer grant debacle last
summer) and also over the whole
administrative set-up of the AMS.
This last point is of particular
interest in the light of the AMS
budget published a short time ago
in the Ubyssey and passed last
My, my, my
My My! Your front-page story
(Nov. 25) concerning a Gage
student evicted from residence
was a real shocker — not the event
per se but the objective reporting
evident in the article!
True, some of the facts were
misconstrued (3 not 4 guests were
involved, no standards committee
member witnessed the event et hoc
genus omne).
But, let me be clear and honest, I
did not notice any screw up of the
matter. Nice. Lets keep our affectionate pas de deux going.
"Maestro! A slow one, please. . ."
Ernest Ogilvie,
Gage standards committee
I wish to extend particular
thanksto two UBCco-eds who were
kind enough to give us all a push up
Chancellor last night. The little
shove they gave did the trick. An
excellent spirit — congratulations!
A faculty member
week by the student representative
Anybody who has tangled with
the AMS business and administration in general soon
discovers that it can take many
visits, form signings and long waits
for even the simplest project to be
carried out. This becomes extremely frustrating and time-
wasting and rapidly kills whatever
enthusiasm that you had in the
project to begin with.
If we examine the budget, we
find that the administrative costs
of the AMS are very high. While the
figures can be juggled around to
some extent, a conservative
estimate would place the administrative costs at 60 per cent or
more of the total discretionary
When we consider the small
return that clubs, societies and
individuals directly receive in
terms of efficiency and speed for
the hundreds of thousands of
dollars put out it becomes apparent
that this large fraction of the
budget does not in fact give
students the quality of service they
deserve (you cannot even buy a
concert ticket etc. by cheque — in
the student's own union!).
A certain amount of expense is of
course unavoidable in running a
large operation such as AMS and
SUB. What worries me is the lack
of cooperation and efficiency that
we perceive on a day-to-day basis
at such enormous cost. Those of us
who argue for continued participation of, for example the GSA,
in the AMS, and for us to work
within it to achieve the changes we
want to see find this sort of
criticism a major stumbling block.
I do not want to lay the blame at
any particular door. I am sure that
the AMS executive and staff
perform their duties effectively as
they perceive them. What is
needed is a thoroughgoing, independent review of the AMS
administration, especially with
regard to the quality and degree of
service provided for the money
There is little wonder that the
AMS never seems to have enough
money to properly finance student
projects and solve student
problems (leaving aside such
white elephants as the new pool —
a masterful con-job if ever there
was one); no wonder clubs and
constituencies gripe and are
dissatisfied with the AMS; no
wonder students have so little
interest in AMS affairs; no wonder
when so much of its income serves
to keep the administrative dog
chasing its own tail.
Phil Watson
executive member
Graduate Student Association
RCMP spies fight socialite hordes
My last-minute rush to complete my term papers
before the Christmas break was rudely intruded by a
startling revelation in the Vancouver Sun that stated,
"the RCMP had planted a Jewish undercover agent
in 1972-73 to spy on suspected Trotskyites in
(Barrett's) NDP government."
The article further went on to announce that
"Trotskyite is a term loosely applied to a group of
left-wing radicals and socialists who follow the
political philosophy of Leon Trotsky, the rival of
Russian dictator Joseph Stalin. Trotsky was
assassinated in Mexico during the Second World War.
The group was active on the University of B.C.
campus during the late '60s and early '70s."
First, I was annoyed by the anti-semitic tone of the
statement, "Jewish undercover agent." When it was
recently revealed that the RCMP engaged in a barn
burning in Quebec you will note that the religious
affiliation of the-fire happy operative was not included, much less headlined.
Second, as a Trotskyist I resent being called a
Trotskyite. It is a derogatory term. What is the difference between Trotskyite and Trotskyist? About
the same difference as between Socialist and
Socialite. Trotskyist is the correct term and the Sun
should use it.
Third, why would a Trotskyist, a revolutionary
socialist and Marxist, want to have anything to do
with the Barrett government anyway? Though the
Young Socialists call for a vote for the NDP, as a
labor alternative to the parties of big business, they in
no way agreed with or supported the reformist and
anti-labor policies of the Barrett government.
Finally, the statement referring to the Trotskyists
as a group that "was active on the University of B.C.
campus during the late '60s and early '70s" was
downright insulting. What about our election campaign for senate last September? What about our
support and work in the cutbacks and anti-tuition
increase struggle? What about our twice weekly
literature tables in SUB? What about our forums on
Anyone who walks through SUB especially on
Tuesdays or Thursdays has seen the Young Socialist
literature table and knows that Trotskyism is alive
and well and still at UBC.
I would like to end this letter by asking the readers
of The Ubyssey to come by the YS literature table and
meet in person "the people the RCMP warned
Barrett about." Better still join us.
Elaine Bernard
UBC young socialists Page 6
Tuesday, November 29, 1977
Tween classes
Weekly student fellowship, noon,
SUB  205.
Drop-In for gay men and lesbians,
noon, SUB 212.
Testimony meeting, noon, SUB
General meeting and slide show,
noon, Chem 250.
Joe Clark speaks on unity and the
economy, noon, SUB ballroom.
Applications available for next
summer's exchange program,
Speakeasy In SUB and Asian
studies office, Bu. 4262.
Film Citizen Kane and refreshments,  7:30 p.m., SUB 207-209.
Dr. Michael Ovendon speaks on a
new way of thinking In science
noon, Hennings 201.
Dis€ussion on
UBC complicif y
A discussion and movie about
Noranda Mines' involvement in
supporting the military junta in
Chile and UBC involvement with
Noranda will be held Wednesday
at noon in SUB 207,
UBC owns stocks in Noranda
and the event, sponsored by the
committee for the defense of
human rights in Chile will be
concerned with Noranda's Canada-Chile connection.
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Movie entitled Boycott and discussion on UBC's Involvement In
Noranda, noon, SUB 207.
Bear    and    slder    garden,    8    p.m.,
Place Vanier ballroom.
General meeting, noon, Armories
recreation lounge.
Supper meeting, 6 p.m.,
St. Mark's
William    Wan    speaks    on    contact
groups, noon, SUB 205.
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
General meeting, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Campus Centre lounge.
December business meeting, noon,
SUB 211.
Worship service, noon, Lutheran
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Oxfam craft fair, 6 p.m. School of
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General  meeting, noon, SUB 212A.
Donna Tyndal, Leonard Peltier's
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p.m., 1208 Granville.
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Page 7
Heroin fills empty life
of middle class user
In this article, Ubyssey staffer Steve
Howard examines the growing phenomenon
of middle-class heroin use through an interview with one such user. Names have
been changed to protect the subjects of the
Vance's heart beat quickened as he entered the Royal Hotel pub on Granville. He
knew Harry would be there and on seeing
him, he waved. Vance went directly to
Harry's table, and from the tear in the vinyl
of his chair Harry produced a condom.
Harry followed Vance to the washroom,
where he untied the condom and poured four
or five caps into his hand. Vance chose two
at random. No words were spoken.
Vance wrapped the caps carefully in the
foil from his cigarette package, then slipped
them into the change pocket of his jeans.
He handed over $70 and then returned to
the table for beer and small talk. They were
not worried about looking suspicious
because many people who frequent the bar
want to be known as junkies.
And Vance, a chippie, or weekend user,
got as much excitement from scoring as
from fixing, which he would do later in his
For the junkie, scoring is a matter of
necessity, but for Vance it meant giving up
his middle class life for a short trip into the
heroin underworld and its street scene.
In most families the stigma on heroin use
is paralleled by almost nothing except
murder or rape.
Vance, 26, has found it hard to stop using
heroin, and compromises by using it occasionally . He supports the habit by working
occasionally and collecting unemployment
"Once you reach into the junkie world,
you can never leave it," says Vance. "You
stay on the fringe because the taste is
always there."
"I tried almost everything except sniffing
glue before trying heroin. Of the group I
hung around with at high school, four are
now dead from drugs."
One day in 1968, Dave, the first member of
the high school group to use heroin, announced, "I'm going to try the big 'H.'
Group members felt betrayed, but watched
with interest. No one tried to stop Dave, but
they all swore they would never progress
beyond LSD.
"We were all subject to the same fears
that most people feel now about heroin, even
though we were using all sorts of drugs.
Dave described his experience to us, saying
that it was better than eating, better than
orgasm and all your bodily cares are taken
care of.
"He was right. It is a truly transcendental
sensation, in that you rise above worldly
"Dave didn't become the junkie we
thought he would. He didn't have pinned
eyes or crave the stuff. He just had a desire
for it.
"So we were stimulated and we all got up
our courage to try it. I went with Dave to
meet his connection and we bought a cap for
At a house on Seventh, between Arbutus
and Yew, a street then known as Chemical
Row, Vance got his first taste.
In his first experience with heroin, Vance
literally got the blood of a junkie inside him.
Shaking with anxiety at breaking the junk
taboo, Vance went into the bathroom with a
black-haired man he had just met.
He watched the man empty part of a cap
into a spoon. From a glass of water the man
filled a syringe and shot the water from the
syringe into the tiny pile of powder, making
sure to dissolve the last grain.
He lit a wooden match under the spoon
and boiled the mixture, then sucked the
mixture into the syringe. The man then
fixed, using most of the mixture and
allowing some blood to flow into the syringe.
perfect place to lie beside. It was perfect
and true delight."
Dave entered the bathroom and helped
Vance to the front room. The black-haired
man brought in coffee with a smile and
started conversation.
But Vance didn't want to talk. He wanted
to explore the new world which was opening
and follow the colorful scenarios which took
place in his head when he closed his eyes.
"I realized I had to take a bus home at
some point, so I took a sip of coffee, thinking
I would wake up, and promptly threw up on
the coffee table. And it felt great.
"When you first fix, you throw up as a first
reaction. Throwing up is an integral part of
it. The dope feels great, so you don't worry
about throwing up."
Back at his parents' Kerrisdale home,
Vance went to his room and revelled in the
junk; until he fell asleep.
He woke up excited the next morning,
because of his adventure and because he
had broken such a strong taboo. He realized
the world hadn't changed, but he had found
a new way, a marvelous way, of dealing
with it.
After he told his friends about the qualities
of the drug, the clique decided that the taboo
was broken and it was all right to experiment  with it.  But Vance  didn't  un-
"You know your life
fills it up. And the
emptier  your   life seems.
is empty, and junk
more  you  fix,   the
He then turned to Vance, pointing the
needle in the air. Vance hesitated about
pulling up his sleeve.
"I told myself, 'You've gone this far, boy.
You might as well go for broke.' "
After pushing up his sleeve, Vance
squeezed the top of his right arm, as
directed, and flexed his arm to make the
veins in his elbow stand out. He watched as
the man stuck in the needle, then pulled
back on the syringe, allowing blood to
mingle with the mixture in the "fit." Then
he pumped the whole mixture into the vein.
Seconds later Vance was overcome by a
warm rush flowing through his body.
"I opened my eyes shortly after to find
myself sitting on the bathroom floor, my
head proppsed against the toilet, while the
black-haired man cleaned the outfit
(syringe) at the sink.
"I saw no reason to keep my eyes open
and no reason to move. The toilet was the
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derstand that his feelings and understanding of the drug were not the same
as^ those of the rest of the group.
This was where the danger of the drug
became apparent. Although Vance wasn't
damaged by his first taste, it became
abundantly clear that it was possible for the
drug to take hold.
The group started to break up, mostly
because of the drug. Some people used
heroin regularly, and became part of the
street scene, while others would have
nothing todo with it. Still others, like Vance,
remained friendly with the drug after a
period of heavy use.
But Dave got truly involved, and later was
arrested for possession. Regular users,
those who are hooked, fix as often as is
necessary to stay straight, often a dozen
times a day. Some junkies keep using the
same syringe, increasing their chances of
catching serum hepatitis.
"The first time you fix, you understand
the possibility of feeling great," says Vance.
"You know your life is empty, and junk fills
it up. And the more you fix, the emptier your
life seems.
"The straight world is difficult to accept
and difficult to re-enter. You are necessarily
cynical about the straight world.
"Some people want to be shoe salesmen,
others want to become teachers. For junkies
it's a job, staying loaded.
"It's as difficult for the junkie to view
being straight all the time as it is for the
homosexual to see being heterosexual all the
"It'sa matter of survival. It's like a tribe
that lives outside the city and pillages it
once in a while.
"Junkies are like vampires in search of
life. It's got as much validity for them as the
straight life has for straights.
"Junkies have a dream of 'making it'
some day, being materially comfortable
some day, and not just physically comfortable, which you are when you're loaded.
As you use more junk, the more the middle-
class ideals seem unreachable, and the
more attractive they seem.
"The drying-out point is reached when you
realize that they are unreachable in your
present state.
Vance said that after a while, the junkie
can't stay stoned enough to feel above the
real world, but still has to deal with it daily.
' 'I was fixing every day. Sitting in the sun
behind the house we rented, nodding out. It
was tremendous until I realized that our
former clique had been destroyed by dope. I
only saw one person from my former clique.
"But my new friends knew nothing about
it and had the same feelings as I had before I
used it, and they started to query me,
wanting to try it.
Vance says he felt defensive about their
desire to use it, because he wanted to be
"I wanted to be unique and I revelled in
my reputation in Kerrisdale of being a
junkie. My parents and my straight friends'
parents hadheardabout my drug use by this
"But I wanted to maintain a friendship
with my straight friends as a friend and not
just as a contact for drugs."
Vance found at this time that he couldn't
turn back the clock. He had grown older and
didn't want to be thought of as a junkie,
although he sometimes loved the reputation.
He was deep into heroin.
Wanting to keep his straight friends, he
changed addresses and stopped using
heroin. But out of insecurity he stayed in
touch with his connections. After staying
away from heroin for a while, he scored for
a friend who wanted to try it.
They both fixed and the friend had the
same initial delight that Vance had felt, and
was prepared to spend a lot of money.
"Once you reach
into the junkie
world, you can
never leave it. You
stay on the fringe
because the taste is
always there."
The money was spent. It was impossible to
stay completely away from it.
But Vance became worried about his
friend, and decided to only score for himself
in the future, when he could afford it.
"When I stopped doing it, I was forced to
think about how it had started and the effects of its use.
"My perception of the world has changed
and people for me are divided into straights
and people who understand. The passion (of
life) in the dope subculture is more
meaningful often than the pedestrian world,
which barely functions, it seems.
"Yourealize that you can live outside the
pedestrian world, because you understand
the world proscribed by this (heroin) taboo.
It's a real world, not a nether world.
"You have to function in that world. You
have to pay rent and buy groceries, to accept that world, but it's different. And
vampires feed, and when they do they're
delighted. But at a certain point they have to
use the outside world to survive.
"Once you reach into the junkie world,
you can never leave it. You stay on the
fringe because the taste is always there. I no
longer have the motivation to go out and
hustleforit. But if you want to score, you get
the bucks." Page 8
Tuesday, November 29, 1977
Is Robert Will doing an adequate
job as dean of arts?
Now I don't know, and you
probably don't know either, but one
thing is clear — the editor of The
Ubyssey is completely in the dark.
In Thursday's editorial he claims
under a banner reading "Will
won't do as arts dean" to have
some kind of reasons which "indicate that he (Will) is clearly
unsuited for the job."
In spite of the seriousness of the
charge the piece was miserably
argued, superficial and smugly
righteous in tone — in fact quite
typical. The dean of arts' current
battle with UBC politicos is a
complex affair, hardly fairly
depicted in the editorial of Nov. 24.
Amongst the  muddle  and  in-
Student rep backs WilVs attitude
nuendo I can see something like a
reason for doubting Will. Will
ejected student reps from a faculty
of arts meeting, and then insulted
and humiliated them.
Therefore Will is an arrogant
tyrant. This, I gather, is the
editor's basic case. Now I don't
have the time and energy to sort
out all the oversimplifications
inflicted upon the readers by this
editorial, but I think it worthwhile
to attempt to dispel the notion that
the position of student representative to the faculty of arts has
degenerated into a political battle
with Will.
Students make studies hell
I would like to complain about
the students who make it extremely difficult for me to study
inside the agricultural economics
student room in Ponderosa Annex
These students, mostly fourth-
year students, slam doors, talk
kudly near my study carralt about
nonsense subjects, and threaten
me, sometimes physically, when I
complain. This noise is endangering my studies, and has hurt
my marks in 1975-76. The building
amplifies noise from other rooms.
Ihe noise goes on all day as late
as midnight. On Wednesday
evening, I called the campus police
to see if they could cut down the
shenanigans. They departed after
listening to my complaints and
their rebuttals.
The noise and harrassment is
causing me great grief. I think this
nonsense should come to a stop,
because this is a university, not a
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I represent philosophy students
(majors honors, and graduate
students) at meetings of the
faculty of arts — dean Will has
never thrown me out, nor has he
insulted or humiliated me. In fact,
Will has never done either to any
elected representative to the
faculty of arts.
What he did do was to give every
student rep who was interested at
least one position on the various
powerful standing committees in
the faculty of arts.
So who did Will throw out? Two
politicos, Fran Watters and Paul
Sandhu. Now these two people hold
high positions as student
politicians, but neither is elected
by the students to represent them
to the faculty of arts.
They both want to see the
meetings of the faculty of arts
become a forum for handling
issues they think important; Will
does not
Ihe politicos think they have
jurisdiction; Will thinks they don't.
I have spoken to both sides in the
debate and heard only a comedy of
Come to Caravans and browse
at your leisure in our peaceful
Gallery setting.
The issues are far from clear, no
consensus of opinion exists
amongst your elected representatives to the faculty of arts: some
side with Will, some with Watters
and Sandhu, and some like me are
However, if I may dismiss the
tedium of political manoeuvres, I
did wish one thing to be clear: Will
has given no cause for any elected
representative to the faculty of
arts to believe he or she might not
be an asset to the running of the
arts faculty at UBC.
Perhaps The Ubyssey should not
worry so much about dean Will's
views on student representation,
and worry instead about student
apathy — there are only nine
student reps this year and there
are 25 positions open every year.
Fran Watters rounded up most of
the applicants, and almost all oi
them got in by acclamation.
Randal Parker
arts 4
Opinions expressed in Ubyssey
editorials are not the individual
opinions of the editor but are the
collective opinions of the staff.
Many editorials are written by
staff members other than the
editor, and all editorials must be
approved by staff.
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Thursday, January 12th, 1978
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Purpose is to discuss:
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I noticed in UBC Reports that the
board of governors is reviewing
student services. Maybe this is an
opportune time to voice my
opinions concerning the lack of
services provided for science
It seems to be the view of society,
and unfortunately of arts-
orientated students at this
university also, that scientists and
science students are somehow not
human. They view science by its
products, not its producers; and
students by their courses, not their
Both art and science can be
utilized by industry, but it is not I
should hope, industry that guides
these schools. The analogies
between science and art are many:
both are used by people to try to
understand our world; their
proponents must rely on creativity
in seeing the same things (or data)
in a unique manner; and both
scientists and artists are guided by
the individual's own soul, however
prejudiced it may be.
The president, executive and
members of the West Point Grey
Branch No. 142 of the Royal
Canadian Legion wish to express
their appreciation and thanks to
faculty and students for their
wonderful response to the Vancouver Poppy Fund Appeal which
anounted to $1,850.
This money is used for the express purpose of providing visible
evidence of remembrance and to
make available funds for needy
veterans and dependents and to
give employment to disabled
B. W. Winchcombe,
West Point Grey branch
Royal Canadian Legion
Togetherness aids knowledge
The problem at UBC is that
science students are unable for the
most part to fulfil the major role of
their education, part of which is an
understanding of how their studies
relate to the advancement of man's
knowledge and betterment of his
life. (Needless to say, I use the
male pronoun to mean both men
and women).
Few science students are aware
that there exists two conflicting
definitions of science (as proposed
by Popper and Kuhn), let alone any
epistemological difficulties in
science. Seldom does; a science
student discuss what direction
science should lead, into, or the
possible repercussions from exploration of controversial fields,
(eg. sociobiology).
This  wisdom  is   not  gained
Residences need subsidy
Geof Wheelwright's piece on life in Place Vanier residence stops short
of addressing the core problem which has left the residents eating bad
food for years: residences   aren't   publicly   subsidized.
Although complaints about the food are perennial, the increasing
seriousness of the cutbacks situation combined with general economic
conditions hint at very real hardships to come for residence students.
The government in Victoria cites the UBC residences as a perfect
example of how university residences can be self-sustaining by selling
themselves to summer conventioners. However, after years of charges
by student politicians that funny accounting has exaggerated the convention contribution, it has finally come about that conventions are a
losing business subsidized by students.
The money-losing has been consistent over two years now, and there is
no prospect of improvement, as a sagging economy and U.S. tax policy
depresses Canadian convention business generally.
Indeed, the only prospect of setting off winter expenses would be to
make the residences more available to summer students, something the
administration has been reluctant to do.
Rent in Acadia residences could skyrocket.
The university will argue, quite persuasively, that no subsidy can come
from the university operating funds — there just isn't enough money.
Clearly, therefore, the solution is to take a stand which this university
should have taken 15 years ago: it is for the province to make a special
allocationf or student residences over and above regular operating funds.
This university has traditionally had the responsibility of providing
advanced education to persons from all over the province, including
citizens from outside the Lower Mainland. President Kenny has
acknowledged this in his various public relations junkets throughout
the province.
This responsibility should finally be recognized by the provincial
government in the form of a special operating subsidy.
Dave Van Blarcom
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through lecture, and heaven knows
we already have enough of them;
rather it can only be accomplished
through the formation of a
"community of scholars" as the
Oxford grads would say. Walk
through any of our science
buildings and notice how communal they are.
Possibly a chair in the hallway
for a tired soul, but certainly not a
lounge such as is found in
If it is the purpose of this institution to pump out with the
lowest cost of student per dollar, as
Doug Kenny is so proud of,
bachelors of sciences that can
repeat the periodic table, or name
the characteristics of the major
{Ay la, then so be it; but if it is the
purpose of this university to
educate young men and women on
one of the tremendous methods
that Western man has been able to
utilize in the quest of knowledge of
himself and his universe, then the
board of governors, along with our
department of education in Victoria, better start thinking on how
to create this "community of
One suggestion is, for a start, to
build a coffee lounge with work
tables in one of the science
buildings where on could discuss
homework, socialize, and have a
bite to eat at the same time. Unless
we are brought together, our
knowledge will be as useless bs an
isolated piece of datum.
Robert Rempel
honors zoology 3
Why a women only room?
Would someoneafter reading my story answer a question for me?
Having a desk in Brock Hall, I occasionally take a break in the Mildred
Brock room. During Women's Week a woman accosted me in the room,
informing me that it was for women only and that I should leave.
Well I did just that, and immediately after, I telephoned the dean of
women to find out if this woman was correct. "Yes it is true," I was informed, "the room is for women only. Mildred Brock wished that the
room be kept aside as a rest area for women, and in respect for her
wishes, we wouldlike to continue in this tradition."
Pardon me if I am incorrect, but isn't this kind of 'tradition' — that is
the kind that favors one sex over the other, the same 'tradition' that
women are trying so desperately to change in men?
David Mackenzie
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Tuesday, November 29, 1977
Whyte key to UBC rugby power
On Saturday winger David
Whyte scored all UBC's points as
the Thunderbirds defeated the
Trojans 21-14 to wrap up first place
in the Vancouver Rugby Union
first division. While remarkahle,
this feat was only a continuation of
his play the previous week against
the Vancouver Rowing Club. In
that contest Whyte scored 26 points
in a 30-14 win for the 'Birds. He
broke the game open with an 80-
metre run to score the go-ahead try
for UBC.
And this is the kind of season
Whyte is having.
At first glance it seems as though
Whyte has spent two seasons
toiling in relative obscurity, only to
blossom into a standout this year.
In one sense this is true, and is a
function of Whyte's style of play
and the nature of the game of
rugby. In another sense it is an
illusion quickly dissipated when
the facts come into view.
When he came to UBC from
Point Grey the Thunderbirds were
in the midst of an unprecedented
rugby dynasty. From the players
at UBC from 1970 on, one can field
a side as good as or better than any
Canada has ever seen.
In his three years at UBC Whyte,
an international himself, had
played with 12 others: forwards Ro
Hindson, Dave Eburne, Bill
Collins, Frank Carson, Lee
Hilliard, Garth Hendricks and
Larry Chung and backs Barry
Leigh, John Billingsley, Garry
Hiriayama, Robbie Grieg and
Preston Wiley.
With all that talent it is not
surprising that the steady Whyte
never got the notice he deserves.
In Whyte's time with UBC the
Tliunderbirds have won the Pacific
Northwest Intercollegiate League,
the Canada West Conference, the
McKechnie Cup, the Boot, the
World Cup three times and the
Tisdale Cup twice.
Rugby is a game where the
entire team must play as a
cohesive unit in order to do well.
There are often a half dozen or
more outstanding passes or runs
involved in a scoring play. Not
infrequently the man who scores
the try did little more than not drop
the last pass, yet it is he who gets
the credit.
Due to this need for several
players to string good plays
together, rugby has never really
developed the star system to the
extent of sports such as football
and basketball.
For this reason a player who,
like Whyte, is always in the right
position and makes the right pass
will be appreciated by his team-
mates and opponents. But this
appreciation is for a member of a
unit, not for a star.
On the other hand Whyte has all
the credentials requisite of the
label. A standout at Point Grey in
track and rugby, Whyte has been a
Thunderbird regular in each of his
three seasons at UBC. He played
first-division rugby in Wales and
has been named to five international sides in the last four
In a high school game he once
scored 62 points. His inter-
scholastic career was highlighted
by membership on New Zealand
Shield and B.C. Championship
sides and capped when he was
named B.C. High School Athlete of
the Year for 1973-74.
The next year he was a starter
for the 'Birds.
"In the last 25 years only three
players have ever made the 'Birds
in their freshman year," noted
UBC coach Donn Spence. The
others were Don Crompton in 1965
and Spence himself in 1952.
"He's a very intense athlete, a
hardworker and quite coachable,"
says Spence. "He has the stamina
to go full speed the whole game but
I think his biggest asset is his
"It is very hard to knock him
down. When he's tackled he will
always make sure we can get the
ball out of the maul. He and Rick
Bourne (another UBC international from the recent past)
are the two best backfielders in the
maul I have ever coached. That is
a very important ability in modern
Teammate and Thunderbirds
captain, dimunitive scrum half
Preston Wiley echoes Spence's
"He's not very flashy but when
he gets in the open he will score
from anywhere on the field. Dave
is a smart player, one of the best
people at keeping his feet I have
ever seen, and he is one of the best
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For instance, the RCMP is
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And the salary scale has increased
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increases to $19,000. ($365. weekly)
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training in all aspects of police
work such as law, investigation,
first aid and community relations.
Then you'll be posted to a
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and talents to work; to earn
promotion and, equally
important, be proud of what
you're doing for yourself and for
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It could be for you
players in the maul in Canada."
Two years ago Whyte took a year
out to play for Cardiff in Wales.
Even though the 'Birds were still in
their glory, his innate ability to
kick out of trouble or break up a
tense game with a timely run were
missed. Perhaps it is only coincidence that the 'Birds failed to win
the McKechnie Cup only that year
of the last four.
This season, graduation has left
the 'Birds with many holes to fill
with  younger,  less  experienced
DAVID WHYTE ... unique tale-nt
players. Suddenly White is, next to
Wiley, the most experienced back
and perhaps the most talented. He
has been moved from centre out to
the wing, and even filled in at
fullback for a game.
"I really don't like wing as
much," says Whyte. "I think it is
more of a finesse position. I'm
more of a power runner- Besides,
at centre you get the ball more, get
more involved in the play."
While Spence may be cognizant
of Whyte's dislike for wing he
doesn't see a spot open in the
centre in the near future.
This year has also seen Wiley
turn all the kicking duties over to
Whyte. "Right now he is contributing a lot as a kicker," says
Spence. "Dave is very consistent
on the penalty kicks. He will only
Batkfield star
miss the odd long one from near
the sidelines."
So for now it looks like Whyte will
stay on the wing, which he doesn't
like, and keep kicking, which he
does like. But his status as the
backfield star will probably be
Graham Taylor was an excellent
fullback at the beginning of the
season and has improved with each
game. He was overlooked by the
international selectors last season.
It is hard to see how they can
repeat the mistake this year.
Hirayama and Wiley are still here
and playing well. And Burnham
and Bibby continue to develop.
Still, one gets the impression the
only person Whyte is concerned
about is John Oleson who is out
with a hamstring problem. Oleson
should be back to play wing in
January. Tuesday, November 29, 1977
Page 11
Hoop .'Birds  [SPORTS
rope ' HornS     Ruggers beat Trojans, in first
The UBC Thunderbird basketball team played hot and cold over
the weekend en route to a sweep of
their two-game series 87-51 and 92-
66. The 'Birds were hot on offence
while freezing the visitors' attack
with impregnable defence.
The Thunderbirds came up with
their best effort of the year,
managing to make a taller Lethbridge team look much worse than
they were. Outstanding defence
accounted for the large margins of
victory, and defensive steals led to
at least20 UBC points. The smaller
'Birds dominated the defensive
boards, denying the Pronghorns
the short inside shot and beating
the Lethbridge team down the floor
on the fast break.
The 'Horns used a compact zone
on defence, but good ball
movement and improved outside
shooting by UBC forced Lethbridge
into a man-to-man defence. The
slower Pronghorns got into foul
troubleandwere forced into a shell
from which they never escaped.
Particularly impressive for the
'Birds were gunners Chris Trumpy
and Jim Coady with 18 and 16
points Friday. Saturday Coady led
with 20 points while Adam
Yaremko came off the bench to pot
Coady was the best player on the
UBC captain Reg Plummer
scored on a pass from fellow
national team member Dave
Bisset to tie the Hawks 1-1 and take
the title in Vancouver League first-
division field hockey play Saturday.
The Hawks took an early lead on
a penalty corner by Lee Wright.
The fall title win is the first by
UBC since 1967, when the team had
a 50-game undefeated record. This
year's squad included forwards
Peter D'Cruz of Toronto and Robin
Fleming, a former Zambian
national team member. The
defence was strong, allowing only
10 goals in 10 games.
W  L
T Pts.
F   A
6   0
4   16
22 10
Jokers A
5   2
2  12
21 12
4   2
3    11
18 11
4   3
1     10
17 14
4   4
1      9
22 22
West Van
2   3
3      7
12 15
1   7
2      4
10 30
Jokers B
1    5
1      3
8 17
court both nights. His aggressive
defensive style caused many Lethbridge turnovers and his extraordinary jumping ability made
him effective as a shooter and a
rebounder. Coady is listed at six
feet even, but the measurement
must have been taken while he was
standing on a bench.
UBC coach Peter Mullins substituted freely in both games when
it was obvious that Lethbridge was
outmatched. Yarenko was a
pleasant surprise Saturday,
coming in early for starter Mark
Adilman when the latter was
ineffective against Lethbridge
centre Ernie Hill.
By the end of Saturday's game,
no UBC first-stringers remained in
the game, and the action became
wild and entertaining. UBC
reserve guard Brad Findlay
probably made the Guinness Book
of World Records by committing
three turnovers and two fouls in
just over a minute of play. Never
mind, Brad, you made the paper.
An interesting highlight in both
games was the Pronghorns' Ernie
Hill and John Affleck comedy hour.
Hill, Lethbridge's 6'7" centre,
played the court jester. Alas, his
defensive antics, which consisted
of mammoth yells of "deny,
deny!" and "help, help!" were not
enough to rescue his team. Similar
cries on offence were of as little
help as Hill managed only five
points Friday and two Saturday.
Co-star John Affleck, who
doubles as the Lethbridge coach,
excited fans with his unsavory
comments directed at the referees,
but his only reward was three
technical fouls Friday and another
Saturday. Ernie Hill was also
tagged with a technical foul
Saturday in the opening 30 seconds
of play.
The victories evened UBC's
record at 3-3 while Lethbridge
dropped to 1-5.
In other Canada West action
University of Victoria Vikings
moved into first place with an 88-71
victory over the University of
Alberta Golden Bears. UVic is 5-1
while Alberta is 4-2.
And hallelujah! The Thunderettes swept their two games from
Lethbridge too! Friday UBC won
56-51 and Saturday followed it up
71-57 to prove it was no fluke.
Next home action is Dec. 20-21
against two Dogwood teams.
Winger David Whyte continued
to monopolize the scoring for the
Thunderbird rugby team, scoring
21 points on three tries and three
penalty kicks as the 'Birds
defeated the Trojans 21-17
Saturday afternoon at Wolfson
Field to clinch the first round-title
in the Vancouver Rugby Union
first division.
Whyte has scored 47 of the 51
points UBc has totalled in the last
two games.
Despite Whyte's scoring feat the
UBC backfield did not enjoy one of
its brighter days.
"I don't know what the problem
is," said fullback Graham Taylor.
"We would put everything together
for a couple of minutes at a time
andrunall over the place. Then we
wouldn't be able to move the ball at
"One of these days we are going
to get everything going for a whole
game and we'll just blow the other
team right out."
The backs had problems passing
and catching for much of the game.
Both of the Trojans' tries came off
'Bird mistakes.
Centre Andrew Bibby, after
setting up Whyte's first try, had a
pass intercepted and ran 70 metres
for a Trojan .try.
But to be fair to the transplanted
scrum half, Whyte, who was the
intended receiver, was playing too
tight at the time.
In the second half the other
centre, Jim Burnham, tried a
clearing kick from inside the 22-
metre line. It travelled all of two
metres before it was picked off and
run in for a try.
It would not be unduly charitable
to give the Thunderbird forwards
Hockey 'Birds blow
two Alberta games
The UBC hockey 'Birds were
unable over the weekend to break
the jinx the University of Alberta
Golden Bears hold over teams
visiting Edmonton.
The Golden Bears, who lost only
three games on their home ice last
year, struck quickly both nights to
beat the 'Birds 4-2, 6-4.
"The difference was that they
got the first two goals," offered
UBC head coach Bert Halliwell in
explaining the results.
Another reason could be that
UBC was playing without three
starters. Team captain Jim Stuart
will miss several games because of
a bone bruise on his ankle. Tom
Blaney will be out until January
with a separated shoulder and
Marty Matthews had a one-game
suspension for spearing last
weekend   against  SEiskatchewan.
Because of the staff shortage,
rookies were pressed into full
service, and accounted for five of
six goals over the weekend.
"Our rookies played very well,"
said Halliwell.
First-year players Rob Jones
and Sandy Bain were the
marksmen in Friday's loss, while
on Saturday, Lane Lavik scored
two, Rob Jones had one and Steve
Davis was the ,only returnee to
First-year goalie Ron Patterson
also earned praise, tending the
goal Friday and relieving Dave
Fischer in the second period
Saturday, when the score was
already 5-2.
The 'Birds had trouble trying to
forecheck the slippery Alberta
defencemen, who protected their
leads with solid defence.
"They are the best team in the
league and rarely lose on home
ice," said Halliwell.
The 'Birds are now 0-4 this
season with the Golden Bears,
having lost a pair of season
UBC's next home game is
exhibition play against the Richmond Juniors Dec. 2 at the Winter
Sports Centre. The next league
action will be Jan. 6-7, when they
host the University of Calgary
7    7
7 4
8 3
8   0
full marks for preserving UBC's
seventh win in eight starts. While
the pack may not have dominated
the Tjojans in every part of the
game, they did come up with their
most consistent and well rounded
game to date. UBC got more than
its share of the ball in both the set
scrums and the lineouts.
"We practised a lot on the lineouts, rucks and mauls this week
and our performance was really
improved," said 'Bird coacp Donn
Henry Edmunds has been
categorized as a hook with quick
feet and adept at retrieving the ball
in a low scrum, but his throwing on
the lineouts is a weak spot. But
Saturday he didn't come close to
living up to his reputation. Locks
Ross Davidson and Rob Millard
responded with fine jumps and
well-placed tips.
Offensively, the forwards as a
unit have been moving the ball
more effectively each game.
Normally, most of the good ball
carrying is done by flankers Don
Carson and Bill Collins and
number eight Robin Russell.
Russell has a tendency to outrun
his mates and not pass.
Against the Trojans the rest of
the pack got involved. Millard and
prop Ian Busfield both carried the
ball well and Dennis Carson could
usually be found just inside the
wing when there were tough
metres to be made.
For now all they have to do is
make sure Whyte keeps getting the
In past years winning the first
half would have given UBC the
Tisdale Cup but this season all they
get is a handshake. The Tisdale
Cup has replaced the Miller Cup as
the trophy for the over-all season
championship and the Miller Cup
will be a challenge cup.
Next term the 'Birds will not be
playing in the first division. Instead, they have scheduled matches with a number of club sides
from Vancouver and Vancouver
Island and several American
UBC will finish off its first round
schedule tomorrow night at 7:30
p.m. when they meet the Kats. The
game will be played on the lighted
practice field next to Thunderbird
The UBC wrestling team was
beaten by Central Washington
State 24-18 Friday at the War
Memorial Gym. Winners for UBC
included Joe Michael, who won in
the 118-pound class, Martin Cleave,
who took a 126 victory on points,
and Peter Fargass (136) and Craig
Delahunt (177), who won with pins.
*    *    *
A crew of cox Chris Neuland,
stroke Peter Hamilton, Pat Walter,
David Orr, Kelly Jacklin, Ross
Gilmore, Brian Sinclair, Peter
Jones and bow Les White won the
prestigious MacDonald's Coffee
Cup trophy in intra-squad rowing
action Saturday.
The team beat Santa's Strokers
and Rigor Mortis across the line in
the UBC Christmas Classic regatta
at Coal Harbor. The final was held
after the 81 competitors from UBC,
the national women's training
camp and a Victoria City rowing
club were randomly divided into
nine eights, then ran off heats.
Gordon Craig of the University of Edinburgh is well known for his contribution to the history and
evolution of scientific thought in the earth sciences. In the formative years of the earth sciences,
Scotland was a centre of creativity. The recent discovery of the lost diagrams of James Hutton
(1726-1797) and their publication by Professor Craig and others must be regarded as a major
achievement in documenting the history of science.
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