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Vol. LXII, No. 8
Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, September 27,1979
UBC to begin
glow check
Research scientists using radioactive materials should start their
fall housekeeping. Maybe.
UBC's administration has ordered a special investigation of university facilities to ensure that proper
protective measures are being
taken. But Bill Rachuk, the university's radiation protection officer,
does not seem aware of the order.
Rachuk said he attended the UBC
safety committee meeting when the
issue was discussed but was
unaware that he had been ordered
to conduct an investigation.
"There are so many things said
by different people, I may not have
grasped the intent of what they
wanted," he said. "The minutes
will be out one of these days."
"The safety committee has asked
this gentleman (Rachuk) to carry
out an investigation of these areas
to ensure that they are quite safe,"
UBC safety committee chairman
Bob Grant said Wednesday.
The move comes only 10 days
after the discovery of an undetected
radiation leak in the Math annex.
Grant said his committee's concern is purely for the safety of the
staff and students at UBC. "We are
asking to be assured that the mandate is being upheld," he said.
Rachuk said if the safety committee wanted assurance of the safety
of areas where radioactive materials
are stored he would be happy to
"This is part of the routine that
we do," Rachuk said. "But if he
(Grant) wants the labs resurveyed to
make sure that they're safe, sure."
The safety committee is an advisory committee to administration
president Doug Kenny and the investigation was ordered on Kenny's
instructions, Grant said.
"I expect a report before my next
meeting," he said. He also said the
committee will meet in a month's
time but added that he expected the
report much sooner.
The safety committee's demand
for an investigation is a good idea,
said Dr. Bob Morrison, chairman
of UBC's radioisotopes and radiation hazards committee.
He said his committee decided
not to use the basement of the Math
annex as a storage dump for radioactive materials after pressure from
the professors in the building.
SFU pulls dollars out
of nuclear debate
— ross burnett photo
DRUNKEN CALCULATOR messes up best lines in futile attempt to form meaningful relationship in bookstore.
Giant electronic gizmo hoped to impress Alexis Applin with amazing ability to spell Shell Oil upside down but impaired integrated circuit screwed up, leaving calculator stammering in embarassment and woman alone with ice
cream cone.
A nuclear energy debate at Simon
Fraser University might not go
ahead as planned because the university has pulled out of funding the
The university promised debate
organizers three weeks ago to pay
half the $4,000 cost of the debate if
both sides of the nuclear energy issue were represented.
But last week the university
changed its mind after members of
the science faculty pressured dean
of student services Bill Stewart to
withhold funding, charged debate
organizer Alan Timberlake.
Timberlake, executive assistant
to SFU president George Pedersen,
said he has already spent $2,000 on
the debate and the money will come
from the SFU student society.
"I went ahead and planned the
debate because I did not see any
difficulty in obtaining funds," said
Timberlake, a former SFU student
society president.
He said two SFU physicists met
last week with Stewart because they
were afraid the debate would emphasize the anti-nuclear side. One
of the physicists, Klaus Rieckhoff,
is a faculty representative on the
board of governors.
"Bill Stewart is in a difficult position and he succumbed to the
pressure of Klaus Rieckhoff," said
He said the physicists' fears of
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There are strange happenings in this kingdom of
the used car.
Premier Bill Bennett's promise to shuffle the
cabinet this November has left his ministers hopping
about, trying to protect their positions.
And it looks like education minister Pat McGeer
might well be on his way to returning to the UBC
campus, if not this year, then sometime before the
next election.
It has been known for quite some time now that
McGeer has been dissatisfied as education minister
and is much more concerned with the science and
technology portfolio he received later.
But now it appears McGeer is not alone in his
unhappiness. Sources in Victoria are emphatic that
Bennett and his cohorts are upset with the poor press
he has received, not to mention his even worse attitude.
McGeer has ignored the major part of his portfolio
and has almost exclusively concentrated on post-
secondary education and science.
McGeer though is not prepared to simply take his
cue and return to the researcher's life at UBC. His recent announcement of the grandiose set of research
park facilities atB.C. universities shows only too well
that he plans on staying in Victoria for the next few
years at least. But he will not run for re-election,
because it would cost him his tenure as a UBC professor.
The smart money around the legislature is being
bet on McGeer accepting a decentralized part of the
current education ministry, while continuing to hold
science. In effect, he would handle only post-
secondary education.
But the break from the education ministry would
allow him to reach yet another goal: that of taking
over UBC's administration president's chair.
"By holding mostly just science and not all the
education position, McGeer would be in great shape
to come to UBC and become administration president," said one observer. "That kind of move would
remove the distaste of having the education minister
becoming president."
Not every group on campus would agree. McGeer
-"»- ~r«w renresents a nightmare era
McGEER ■ • •
the man who
would be king
Not every group on campus womu a6>^. ....
in the president's office represents a nightmare era   m*
for students already hurting from the effect of in- f
creasing tuition and the slashing axe of government  Nrffs
cutbacks. tlL
McGeer has proven he has little respect for even ™
the most basic of student concerns. And while he is
not the most popular choice for president by faculty
members, his reputation as a researcher and his
possible promises of pull with the government will be
irresistable when current administration president
Doug Kenny steps down in 1982.
Remember, lumber tycoon J. V. Clyne was not
elected chancellor because of his renown as a popular
\ Page 2
Thursday, September 27,1979
SFU won't pass bucks
•  •
From page 1
the debate being one-sided were unjustified.
"We've basically got a bunch of
social scientists, economists, politicians and environmental people
coming in. We have people from
both sides, including Roy Thomas
from the Atomic Energy Commis-
...While loans
are stalled
Uncertainty surrounds the fate of
1,000 student loan applications
following a strike yesterday by employees of the B.C. Systems Corporation, which processes the applications.
The union has indicated that
some other essential services will be
provided, but said student loans
will not be among them.
"I don't think there would be a
possibility of that," said Jackie
Karoso, spokeswoman for the B.C.
Government Employees Union.
"A delay of a week wouldn't hurt
anyone. We don't expect it is going
to last very long."
Union and government representatives were still meeting at press
time late Wednesday night.
sion, David Bates of the uranium
inquiry and a representative from
TRIUMF at UBC," said Timber-
But Rieckhoff said he was concerned with the image of the university and said the debate had to be
"defended in public."
"He (Stewart) has to be able to
justify the funding to the board of
governors," he said.
Timberlake said he also spoke to
physics department chairperson
Tony Errott, but met with little success.
"Errott is not interested at all in
the debate," said Timberlake. "He
disagrees with the concept. He
walked out of the office without
saying goodbye."
Timberlake said Errott and
Rieckhoff had "poorly informed
views" and added they had been invited to participate in the debate.
"Every effort has been made to involve the SFU faculty. They were
all invited."
Stewart is not confident the debate will still be staged. "It looks
bad right now. I'm not sure exactly
what to do," he Said.
Stewart and Pederson will meet
today to try and resolve the situation.
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Cage council limits party time
Everyone wants to be the life of
the party.
And Gage residence floor representatives did their best Wednesday
night to breathe life back into parties at Gage.
About 50 residents gathered in a
common block meeting room decided unanimously against a three-
week moratorium on all parties.
But they did agree to ban floor parties for an indefinite period and to
hire security guards to keep out outsiders on Friday and Saturday
The three-week moratorium on
all parties and hiring of security personnel were joint recommendations
by the housing department and
Gage community council executive.
The recommendations came as a
result of several incidents at floor
parties. One such incident included
a table and several stolen chairs being thrown from an eleventh-floor
"The concept of a floor party is
dead," said Gage resident Craig
Brooks. "They've decided: 'no
more floor parties,' but they'll keep
the five licensed events per month."
But not all the floor representatives were pleased with the recommendations that were approved.
"We refuse to be punished for
something we did not do," said one
irate representative.
Other representatives were not
impressed with the notion of having
guards roaming the corridors of the
"How long will the guards be
here? Is this an armed camp?" asked one floor representative.
Fifteen guards will be needed to
enforce security at Gage, said housing director Mike Davis. "Hopefully one of the rowers' or basketball teams," he said.
He also said the housing department will pay for the cost of policing the residence, with money provided by the residents' fees.
He said he hoped the guards
would only be necessary for a limited time, but added he would keep
them on as long as necessary.
"If we have to have security
guards in Gage 'til Christmas time,
we'll have to do it," he said.
Davis admitted that amateur security personnel might not be sufficient to handle the situation.
"If it doesn't work, then we'll
have to escalate it again," he said.
The ban on floor parties will
leave only quad parties and licensed
events as the residence's social activities. And the restriction of only
five licensed events per month
might not provide all floors with an
event of their own.
Gage community council president Al Soltis admitted there might
be a problem with 53 floors fighting
over about 40 available licensed
'Nuclear power a
safe energy choice'
Nuclear power is a safe and
necessary energy alternative, British
energy expert Sir William Hawthorne said Tuesday.
"There is a lot of unnecessary
concern about nuclear power. The
world can have a lot of energy if it
wants," he told about 100 people in
Buchanan 106.
Hawthorne said as uranium supplies are gradually exhausted the
fast breeder and fusion reactors will
have to be developed.
"It's too early to say when fusion
power will be practically developed,
but it could be supplying a significant amount of our energy needs by
the year 2000."
Hawthorne said "soft" technologies such as solar and windmill
power could not on their own solve
the world's energy problems.
"We must be realistic," he said,
but added that despite the growing
importance of energy alternatives,
conservation is still necessary. He
accused public and private sectors
in Britain of squandering energy.
"One-third of public housing in
the U.K. is not insulated and two-
thirds are badly insulated," he said.
Hawthorne also said the British
steel industry uses outmoded equipment and added that its procedures
must change if energy is to be conserved."
Hawthorne, chairman of the
British Advisory Council on Energy
Conservation, said much of the
council's time is spent in advising
industry on how to use energy resources efficiently.
"Many people believed that market forces alone could regulate and
develop energy conservation, but
many in industry are unaware of the
economic benefits of energy conservation.
"We also try to reach the man in
the street in order to stimulate and
maintain public interest in energy
He said current fuel prices are not
high enough to encourage industrial
"Price incentives must encourage
development of alternative energy
sources now in advance of a crisis.
Nobody should be building homes
and buildings that can't burn
coal," said Hawthorne.
— stuart dee photo
I CAME, I SAW, I conquered. Forestry master chefs sink teeth into task of preparing firm flapjacks for upcoming
pancake breakfast. At time cooks seemed to work at cross-cut purposes, but finally got hang of proper chain of
events. Farsighted foresters foresaw complications of maple syrup consumption, so used maple tree to manufacture green griddlecakes. Forestry Week continues with annual log rolling event in Empire pool Thursday and
Undercut Saturday in SUB ballroom.
And en the speakers' tour • • •
Leggatt won't
detect any lies
Multinational corporations are
abusing the rights of job applicants by forcing them to submit to
lie detector tests, NDP MLA Stu
Leggatt said Tuesday.
He told 100 students in Law 101
that the use of lie detectors by industry and government should be
banned because they are ineffective and unfair.
"I happen to think they should
ban lie detectors. They are not
substance in a court and they are
still rejected as a tool to determine
truth," said Leggatt.
He said a detector should only
be used if a suspect in a police investigation requested it.
Leggatt said the use of lie detectors by industry is helping to create a "corporate state" in Canada, in which all enterprise is controlled by large businesses.
He also said the advent of advertising by lawyers and the opening of legal advice shops is contributing to the corporate state by
opening the way to a
"McDonald's hamburger" style
of law practice.
"Push a button and get your divorce. It's being a form seller —
not the practice of law."
Leggatt said he did not want to
see law being incorporated into
the long list of items available at
your local department store. He
said independent lawyers are the
"last of the shit-disturbers, the
Harry Rankins of the world."
He said the law is currently giving police too much power because the public is "hypnotized"
by television and the media into
being overly concerned for their
—by gerre galvin
LEGGATT . . . anti-pinocchio
A quick HALT
hurts students
Students have everything to lose
and nothing to gain from a drastic
tax cutting program proposed by
the national Human Action to
Limit Taxes movement, UBC Libertarian society president Cam Osborne said Wednesday.
Osborne, who supports HALT
despite its possible effect on the
students, said the plan would
eliminate all government loans,
bursaries and scholarships.
"Students or their parents
, wpuld, have tp .suppprt tjiem$elyes
or they could apply for bank loans
or scholarships offered by the
Lions club and other organizations. Businesses and companies
could offer contracts trading education for X number of years of
work," he said.
Despite the plan's effect on
students Osborne said he supports
it because governments should
protect individuals from each
other, arbitrate disputes and
spend as little money as possible in
the process.
And HALT president Mike Little said the entire education system should be revamped and run
by the private sector.
—by sandy kouritzin
Venezuelan city
gets just basics
Planning a village in the sparsely populated but resource-rich
heart of Venezuela forces urban
planners to "skimp" on the luxuries, planner Wilhelm Veggo von
Moltke told 40 people at UBC
Moltke, who designed the Venezuelan city of Guay ana, said
amenities such as urban transit,
which is essential for many
Vancouverites, were too expensive
for the design of the basic industrial city.
"Every urban designer wishes
for rapid transit, but in this case it
was not economically possible.
The city fulfilled important national goals."
—by steve reilly
UBC woman to
get just awards
Canadian women will celebrate
their 50th year as "people" next
month and UBC's women's committee is presenting a unique
award to commemorate the event.
The award has been established
to recognize the woman's struggle
over the past 50 years, said committee spokeswoman Kate Andrew.
"We have decided to recognize
women who have contributed significantly to the well-being of females on this campus," she said.
(Women were not legally
regarded as being equal with men
until the British Parliament passed
a bill changing the law on Oct. 18,
1929. Before the passage, women
were given the same legal treatment as criminals, children and
the insane.)
"The women's committee is
very anxious to hear from people
who have come into contact with
women who have been supportive
of women on this campus," Andrew said.
"There have been big advances
in 50 years but many more have to
take place before Canadian society or UBC society can be more
equitable places."
The deadline for nominations is
Oct. 11.
A speech by Karen Decrow, former president of the National Organization of Women, will follow
the presentation.. Page 4
Thursday, September 27,1979
WHhT?!!      /
Better late than never is the only motto applicable to UBC's
radiation officer and safety committee.
We can all praise the committee and Bill Rachuk for planning to
tour every UBC facility and ensure that proper protective measures
are being taken.
But where was Rachuk when radioactive material was accidently
discovered, after 12 years, in the basement of UBC's Mathematics
annex? He sure didn't have his geiger counter eagerly to the
ground that time.
Now, he says he's happy to oblige if the safety committee wants
assurance of campus areas' safety. How thoughtful of him to look
out for the well-being of UBC's staff and students (only after the
committee's request ordered by administration president Doug
It takes a well-publicized blunder to mobilize the president and a
university committee. And it takes a well-publicized l'll-go-out-of-
my-way-to-help move to try and eradicate the blunder.
But we won't forget, will we?
As Bob Morrison, chairman of UBC's radio isotopes and radiation hazards committee says: "It (investigation of storage areas'
safety) should be done on a regular basis." You can't make up for
lost time.
But, compared to Simon Fraser University, UBC is far ahead in
recognition of the dangers and public awareness of exposure to
radiation and nuclear energy. After pledging $2,000 towards a
nuclear energy debate, the SFU administration withdrew its funding when pressured by members of the science faculty. SFU
physicists were afraid the debate would emphasize the anti-nuclear
What chicken shits. If UBC's slow-to-act administration was
afraid to investigate potential radiation hazards for fear of what
they'd find, who knows what skeletons would stay unearthed in
dark basements.
Thanks for small blessings.
September 27, 1979
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It was a normal afternoon at the Horatio Crun Club and abattoir. Dave Francis insulted the hall porter
as usual in his blunt but somehow charming way- Tom Hawthorn and Heather Conn sipped martinis in
the bar as they plotted how to wrest control of the games room from Keith 8aldrey. Geof Wheelwright
tripped over the aspidestra while Peter Menyasz got the blame. Ross Burnett and Kevin Finnegan beat
each other senseless with pool cues in the billiards room while Joan Marklund and Gene Long pushed
superannuated members out the window. Steve McClure and Steve Riley read old copies of the
Watchtower in the reading room. "It's so hard to find good help these days," they agreed as Rory
Munro spilled their drinks and took a flying leap into the geraniums. Stuart Dee sipped tea and
wondered where Sandra went.
Speakers spew insults
When is an insult to women an insult? Apparently,
only when it is intended as such.
This, as I see it, is the position that has been taken
by the president of this university. And this logically
means that no persons publicly insulted on this campus, be the insult racist, sexist, or relating to sexual
preference, can legitimately complain and expect to
have the complaint acted upon. The speaker's intentions can rarely be proved. Instead, blame goes to the
complainant who, in the president's line of reasoning, is deemed fo have misinterpreted the remark.
There have been two public incidents at UBC of
late: one at a graduation ceremony held May 31 and
the other at a so-called welcoming ceremony held at
the UBC law faculty on Sept. 4.
At the former, B.C.'s senior Anglican prelate, archbishop David Somerville, faced with an assembly
of graduating students leaving the university to take
up career^ pronounced a blessing on young men going places and all the girls next door. A friend of
mine graduating that day had no plans to become a
girl next door but instead, having made the dean's list
and having topped her graduating class, was entering
the UBC faculty of medicine (where she now is). She
was disappointed and angry with the archbishop's
imagery, highly inappropriate, particularly for that
occasion. The graduation she experienced was hardly
a fit reward for the excellence of her scholastic
Both she and I wrote to president Kenny about the
matter; she also wrote to the archbishop. I sent a
copy of my letter to all academic and administrative
heads on campus. The president wrote back that we
had had a "Misperception" of the archbishop's remarks, that the archbishop had not wanted to insult
women. The president then suggested that I follow
his lead in bringing "goodwill and understanding" to
the task of striving to achieve equality for women.
Meanwhile at the law school on Sept. 4, W. P.
Women fight slurs
school regretting the incident. The law students' association did send a letter to Lightbody, the speaker,
with a copy to the B.C. branch of the Canadian bar
association, whose representative was at the welcoming ceremony, and another copy to the bar association's national office.
When asked if on future formal public occasions,
speakers will in any sense be counselled about the use
of questionable remarks before addressing the law
school, the dean defined the issue as whether the risk
of possibility of insult is great enough to reasonably
warrant counselling visiting dignitaries. He was not
at all clear at the time that the risk of recurrence was
high enough, despite his being fully cognizant of the
graduation day incident at the university four months
earlier, having replied to me about it.
In my opinion, it would have to appear that the
dignitaries and the institutions they represent are
more important than the individual dignity of women
who attend the law school and pay to do so.
When those messages present stereotypes of women, limits on expectations of their success, or crude
comments reinforcing the idea of a male profession
keeping up the old boys' network exclusive of
women, the seriousness lies in the fact that these
form a part of the woman's education at UBC, what
she takes with her into public life. Conditioning is the
usual word; indoctrination would not be too strong.
For an education riddled with inadequacies specific to women, with insults to their intelligence and
sensibilities both in the classroom and in public cere-
Lightbody, president of the B.C. branch of the
Canadian bar association, was addressing the first-
year class at a welcoming ceremony. Looking out at
approximately 250 students, about one-quarter of
whom were women newly beginning a career in law,
he told the following joke (paraphrased): What is the
difference between a female law student and a toilet
seat? Answer: the toilet seat is more comfortable to
sit on (followed by an aside that the females in that
particular audience looked pretty comfortable).
Other dignitaries sharing the dais with the witless
Lightbody were B.C.'s chief justice Nathan T. Nemetz; Harry Rankin, treasurer of the B.C. law society;
and UBC's dean of law, Ken*Lysyk; none of whom
reused an objection to the joke at that moment.
Next day, we told the dean that he might have, and
in this writer's opinion should have, raised an objection at the time the joke was made, given that the law
faculty administration was responsible for organizing
the ceremony. He replied that it is not normal practice to point out to a guest speaker that he's made a
stupid and offensive remark. Well, it is not every day
in life that one is compared to a toilet seat. What is
To be fair, the question of how to prevent future
insulting occurrences has been added to the agenda
of discussions already begun with the law faculty administration on the subject of the status of women in
the law school, including the question of numbers of
women enrolled (decreasing the last two years, not
increasing). But the dean at that time still declined to
make any public statement within or without the
monies, women consumers pay the same tuition fees
as their male colleagues. Yet the product is inferior.
Until there is a radical altering of attitudes and behavior toward women on the campus, bringing with
it an altering of their educational experience, they
should be good consumers and pay less. On a human
rights argument, they shouldn't pay at all. Why pay
to be insulted?
What women prefer of course is to get their
money's worth by getting a better product. In the law
school, discussions have begun but there is no discernible commitment by individual faculty members
to taking responsibility for and voluntarily moving to
bring about changes, without being pushed to do so.
toilet seats notwithstanding, they seem unaware of
the problems.
As for president Kenny, there is no sign that he is
taking any action whatsoever to improve conditions
for women on campus. (When A Report on the
Status of Women at UBC (copies available in the
library) was published in 1972, its editor, Shelagh
Day, urged a cohesive program of action. There has
been no program and circumstances have changed little for women at UBC in the intervening seven years.)
And when complaints are brought to the president, it
would appear that he finds it convenient to evade the
issues, sidetrack discussion and question the good
faith of the complainant. This process insults the
women yet again.
6«>u ! uu^eri is a member of UBC's law school
women's committee and law students' association. Thursday, September 27,1979
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l6   V   UW
J. V. Clyne swings at 'business playland'
As one of many people whose
primary interest is the long-term
benefit of the university, it is
dismaying, to say the least, to read
the sensational and misleading
statements contained in your Sept.
20 editorial on UBC's discovery
I also find your vituperative personal attack on president Kenny to
be highly unfair and completely uncalled for.
Discovery park is not a plot hatched by the president to turn UBC
into "a business playland," whatever that is.
It is one of four or five similar
projects initiated by the government
of British Columbia which involve a
high degree of planning and coordination between the government, B.C.'s post-secondary
institutions and industry.
This matter has been discussed on
the UBC campus since June, 1977,
and has undergone several stages of
review by academic and administrative bodies, as well- as by the
board of governors where it was last
fully discussed at our June meeting.
It has not developed in "one fell
swoop" as you state.
We are only now nearing final
agreement with the provincial government, and that is why I find your
charges of conflict of interest con-
'Gee, you 're just not my type'
It was the best of times, it was the
worst of times.
It was English times, said one
avante garde news editor. Some
said it was grotesque, others put on
a bold face and called it Hawthorn.
Sentiments about it were definitely
not Universal. Not in this Gothic
age would it be recognized as an
achievement, but perhaps in the Fu-
tura others would see the light.
Some were unkind, saying it had
probably been done just for the
Helvetica of it. They Brushed over
the choice in a flash, without analyzing the data.
Few saw it as a pioneer step. They
thought it the usual mindless work
of Chippendale, said to run the paper as a team.
But I myself was not shattered.
My American typewriter scarcely
missed a beat as I prepared this
folio, extra bold for publication. I
knew it would not tempt the Pala-
tino of those who had gone before,
but it was a tasty face to me.
So as the first of the new wave
news editors may I be the first to
proclaim, "Serifs up (!!!)."
P.S. Sorry Marcus, I guess you're
not my type.
Bill Tieleman
Ubyssey news editor 1978-79
CUP national bureau chief
cerning Mr. Allan Crawford, a
board member, equally unfair.
Whatever Mr. Crawford's business interest in discovery park
might be once the park is a reality, I
can assure you that the board of
governors will take all the necessary
steps required to make certain that
no conflict of interest arises.
You are also premature in your
call for "a hint at which firms will
be involved." No such discussions
have taken place and will not, until
we have completed an agreement
which we feel is the most beneficial
to this university.
What we do agree on at this stage
is that UBC will seek to attract sophisticated, high-technology research operations which relate to
university interests and expertise.
Naturally, the university will look
most favorable on those applicants
whose work will encourage fellowships, student aid and summer employment.
As was the case at Stanford,
which serves as a useful model, it is
the university and its students, as
well as the citizens of this province,
who stand to gain a great deal from
the discovery park concept.
Equally so, it would be a tragedy
for these same parties if your readers and the general public were to
think that the negative and shortsighted viewpoint presented in your
editorial was representative of the
entire campus.
J. V. Clyne
acting chairman
UBC board of governors
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Letters should be signed and
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included
for our information in the letter or
when valid reasons for anonymity
are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity, legality, grammar or taste.	
On September 28th, 1979, at 11:00 a.m. in
the Robson Square Media Centre, Vancouver,
the Honourable Dr. P. L. McGeer will
announce the formation of the Discovery
Foundation. This Foundation will enhance
the advancement of industrial, technological
and scientific knowledge and encourage
jobs for student graduates by developing
Discovery Parks as sites for industrial and
scientific research.
Dr. McGeer invites members of the public
to join him at the opening ceremony, meet
directors of the Foundation, visit the scientific
exhibits on display, and attend four important
afternoon seminars.
1:10 P.M.
Dr. Lee L. Davenport,
Vice-President and
Chief Scientist,
General Telephone &
Electronics Corporation,
2:00 P.M.
Dr. John H. Chapman,
Assistant Deputy Minister,
Space Program,
Department of
Communications, Ottawa
2:50 P.M.
Mr. John Gratwick,
Vice-President, Corporate
Policy and Development,
Canadian National
Railways, Montreal
3:40 P.M.
Mr. Watts S. Humphrey,
Director of Technical
International Business
Machines, New York
Place: Robson Square Date: September 28th, 1979
Exhibits will be on display from:
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Province of British Columbia
Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
The Honourable Dr. P.L. McGeer, Minister Page 6
Thursday, September 27,1979
'Tween classes
Weekly meeting, noon, Asian studies lounge.
Christian life seminars, noon, SUB 211.
Jogging for ali, noon and 4:30 p.m., between
War Memorial gym and administration building.
Organizational meeting, noon, SUB 213.
General meeting, 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., SUB212.
Beginner's and intermediate Hebrew and a seminar on the Holocaust, noon, Hillel House.
Demonstration, noon, SUB party room.
Film,   "Teach   me  to  dance"   and  discussion,
noon, Lutheran Campus Centre.
Introductory meeting, noon, SUB 215.
Norman Bethune film, 11:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m..
Buch. 106.
TGIF night and general meeting, 4:30 to 7:30
p.m., NITEP Hut 0-12.
Dance with "Bowser Moon," 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.,
SUB ballroom.
Retreat, Sept. 28 to Sept. 30, Mt. Seymour retreat cabin.
Autumn nights dance, 8 p.m.. SUB party room.
Movie "1984," noon, SUB 130.
General meeting, noon, SUB 130.
Wine-making festival, 5:30 p.m., Trutch garden.
Improvisational orchestra presentation, 3 p.m.,
Museum of Anthropology.
General meeting, noon, SUB 212.
Liberal energy critic Marc Lalonde speaks, noon,
Buch. 106.
General meeting, noon, SUB 130.
t H \H(.K\
Big brother Is
wotciting you
The thought police are going to
get you, the ministry of Love is recruiting you and Big Brother is
watching you.
The time is 1984 and the world is
a totalitarian Utopia George Orwell
style — but luckily it's only a film.
This time.
Amnesty UBC will show the film
Friday at noon in SUB auditorium
for the budget-controlling price of
$1. All tuboids are welcome.
Come one, come all, to the UBC
Liberal revival!
Liberal energy critic Marc Lalonde will attempt to revive long-
lost west coast party fervor in
Buchanan 106 at noon Monday.
Hot flashes
All Tories will be immediately absolved of their sins and invited to
join the ranks by saying three "Hail
Get a big bang
Ever wondered how mankind
came into existence, what brought
hemorrhoids on the human race, or
why the auk died out?
All the answers will unfold as
they should at a physics colloquium
on the Big Bang theory of the origin
of life Friday at 4 p.m. in Hennings
Dinosaurs, mammoths and Cro-
magnon men are not invited.
Hear a hammer
Dying to buy furniture on a Sunday from a funny-sounding hammerhead?
Then join the overflowing ranks
of eager Sabbath shoppers who will
Custom screenprinting
Clubs, Residences, Faculties
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are dead
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Student Seasons — $10 Student Individuals — $3
fill Law 101 today at noon to hear
salesman Harry Hammer lecture on
the evils of government interference in business.
Watch for the holy lightning bolts
from city hall as Hammer blasphemes against the Lord's Day Act
while fondling his billfold full of extra Sunday shopping bucks.
Play still dead
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
are still dead.
After a week of floating around
UBC's Freddy Wood Theatre the
Shakespearean ghosts haven't died
as Robert Graham's production of
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are
Dead has been held over until Monday night. The Tom Stoppard modification of Hamlet is cheaper than a
downtown movie with admission
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The curtain goes up at 8 p.m.
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• Meet faculty, staff and alma mater society representatives
during the informal discussion and seminar program . . .
and enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the Sunshine Coast.
• A modest fee of $10 per student covers transportation on
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• To register call or drop into the alumni office, Cecil Green
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Deadline is 11:30 a.m., the day before publication.
Publications Office, Room 241, $,U.B., UBC, Van., B.C V6T 1W5.
5 — Coming Events
10 — For Sale—Com'l
CLUB will be held in SUB Theatre this weekend.
Admission $1.00.
Friday, UBC Grad Centre Ballroom.
BOWSER MOON Sept. 28 Outdoor Clubs Fall
Dance 11 SU8 Ballroom. Tickets from ski, skydiving, sailing, canoe, VOC offices or SUB foyer at
Oct.    19th
8:00 p.m.
Students $2.00
Tickets now available at
AMS Office, SUB 266 or
Undergrad Society Reps.
COMMUNITY SPORTS. Excellent prices for
ice skates, hockey, soccer, jogging and racquet
sports equipment. 733-1612. 3615 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C.
POSTERS, reproductions, photo blowups,
largest selection. The Grin Bin. 3209 West Broadway, Van. 738-2311. Opposite Super Valu.
11 — For Sale — Private	
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on mileage $2696. 1977. 733-0060.
1976        YAMAHA twin DOHC in
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WOULD KEN McLean please report to the loony bin
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70 -
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Shared double rooms et Totem Park Residence
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Friday   For information call 228-2811.
85 — Typing
TYPING       80c       per       page.       Fast      and
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TYPING: Essays, Thesis, Manuscripts, Reports, etc.
Fast and accurate service. Bilingual. Clemy 324-9414.
25 — Instruction
30 - Jobs
JR.  HIGH school teacher needs part-time marker
for social studies. Phone 224-4790.
35 - Lost
REWARD.   Lost   blue   duffle   coat   in   room   HA
310 on 20/9/79. Phone Stan 325-0054.
LOST outside the UBC Bookstore a black briefcase.
Please return it to RM 240 in the SUB.
REWARD   for  woman's   ID   lost   on   campus   last
Wed. If found call 734-4955.
To Sell -
Buy —
Inform Thursday, September27,1979
Page 7
Champs face test
Making it to the top is tough, but
staying there is the real test.
Take UBC's women's field
hockey team, for example.
The Thunderettes, defending Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union champions, face an awesome
task this year in trying to match last
year's incredible record of 48
straight wins in Canadian intercollegiate and Vancouver league action. Their odds of repeating are diminished by widespread lineup
Gail Wilson, in her third year as
varsity coach, said she is literally
starting from scratch this season
with only four returning players.
Still, she is quite impressed with the
enthusiasm shown thus far by a
team consisting mostly of new
"The season starts much too
soon," said Wilson. "It leaves little
time to work on strategy. From the
first week in September you have to
mold them into a team before the
Canada West tourney begins on
September 29."
This weekend's tournament on
UBC's south campus fields is the
first of three that will decide a western representative for the CIAU
championships, to be held in Victoria in November.
Wilson also said that most of her
players are fairly short, which can
be a disadvantage. A taller player
will tend to have a better reach and
this could be crucial in a game.
The four returning varsity players
include defender Janis Wilson,
right-winger Susan Kelly, right-inner Kathy Thom and left-winger
Joan Carruthers.
Janis Wilson, in her fourth year
on the team, said this year's squad
is much better than she thought it
would be.
"There's a lot of potential this
year," she said. "But getting the
team as fit as possible can be a problem. With so little time, sharpening defence and getting the forwards working on defence and attack is of key importance."
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said there have been changes in this
year's schedule which make for better team performance.
"Instead of three consecutive
days of tournament play on one
weekend, the games are spread over
three separate weekends. This
allows the team to recoup strength
and plot new strategy," she said.
Women's field hockey
Tournament schedule
Saturday, Sept. 29
9:00 a.m.
Sask. vs. Calgary
Alberta vs. Victoria
12:00 p.m.
UBC vs. Calgary
Victoria vs. Alberta
3:00 p.m.
UBC vs. Alberta
Sunday, Sept. 30
8:30 a.m.
UBC vs. Sask.
Alberta vs. Calgary
11:30 a.m.
Victoria vs. Calgary
Alberta vs. Sask.
2:30 p.m.
UBC vs. Victoria
f 'Bird droppings
The Thunderbird soccer team
meets the University of Victoria in
Canada West action at 12:45 p.m.,
today in Thunderbird Stadium.
Saturday, the 'Birds play the alumni at 2:00 p.m., on Mclnnes field.
Tickets for the Shrum Bowl, the
occasionally annual football game
between UBC and Simon Fraser
University, are now on sale.
Tickets for the October 19 game
at Empire Stadium can be purchased from the Alma Mater Society
business office or from most
undergraduate societies. Student
tickets are $2 each.
This year's game will be played
under Canadian rules.
Contract mile, noon,
Harry Logan track
Women's swim meet, noon.
Aquatic Centre
Co-rec volleyball,
7:30 p.m., Mem. Gym
Men's soccer
UBC vs. Victoria
12:45 p.m., stadium
3 km. run, noon,
Mclnnes field
Last day of registration:
Women's ice hockey
Men's ice hockey
Men's basketball
Men's inner tube water polo
Women's field hockey
Canada West tourney, all day,
Warren and McGregor fields
Men's rugby
UBC vs. Rowing Club,
2:30 p.m., Brockton Oval
Mt. Seymour hike
Men's golf tournament
Men's football
UBC at Manitoba
Mixed tennis tournament,
all day. Gym and TWSC courts
Men's soccer
UBC vs. Alumni
2:00 p.m., Mclnnes field
Women's field hockey
Canada West tourney, all day,
Warren and McGregor fields
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Thursday, September 27.192
Kenny gleeful ever park playpen
His eyes shine. His hands gesture.
His mouth moves between smiles
and reinforcing praise when
discussing UBC's new research
Administration president Doug
Kenny is visibly pleased with the
"exciting development for this
"It will attract a lot of interested
firms, it will advance the nation and
province," he says. "This will
reverse the trend of Canadians as
the cutters of wood and hewers of
Kenny says the 58-acre discovery
park will bring intellectual gains to
society in world research competition. One of the obligations of a
university is to train and educate
people out "on the cutting edge of a
new knowledge" he claims, and the
research parks, with its industrial
firms and industrial firms and
research opportunities could provide work for up to 1,000 people.
"We have the brain power within
this university," he said. "Any
well-educated student should have a
deep appreciation of science and
But Valgeet Johl, UBC external
affairs officer, says she doesn't
think the benefits to students are so
blatantly obvious.
"Kenny talks of benefits, but 1
see problems,"  she says.   "We're
losing forested land used by the
public. We might potentially lose a
lot of good professors. With the
research park, many could no
longer be in the classroom situation. That means erosion of the
quality of education."
Brian Short, Alma Mater Society
president, said he thinks the concept of a research park is excellent
and will greatly benefit the university. But both he and Johl said they
think students and the public were
seriously shortchanged during
negotiations and discussions of the
park. There was no widespread consultation with either parties and a
public hearing is now necessary so
opinions can be voiced, they say.
But Kenny emphatically asserts
that thorough consultations were
held during a two-year period. He
says he received the following feedback: "uniformity positive"
replies about the park from each
faculty in June 1977; enthusiastic
responses from his executive committee or research and advisory
board on grants, contracts and
research policy in 1978.
But the only body with student
representatives which he approached about the proposed park was the
UBC senate. He said he did not
know that the student representative assembly voted unanimously
to  hold a public  hearing on  the
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research park and said the only student opinion of which he is aware is
contained in negative Ubyssey
But Kenny reiterates that the
research park is a new beginning for
B.C. and the country.
"It's really going to start to turn
McGEER and
KENNY . . .
dynamic duo
around," he said. "The present
government has made a public commitment to increase research and
development in Canada."
The commitment comes from Pat
McGeer, B.C.'s education minister,
whose ministry dollars will bolster
the park. Since 1972 he has publicly
stated his desire for a discovery
park on the university endowment
It now appears his wish has come
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