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Array Lady Godiva ride 'no big deal'
By HEATHER CONN
UBC engineers pre "nice, quiet
guys" who should be judged on
their practical talent and ingenuity,
not by activities and publications
unjustly branded "offensive," say
some UBC women engineers.
And the Lady Godiva ride, Red
Rag, EUS letter (a self-professed
"risque scandal sheet"), and
pornographic cartoons in the
engineers' handbook do not
discourage women from entering
engineering, they say. In fact, it is
blowing these events so out of proportion that causes women to avoid
entering UBC engineering, they
add.
"There is no sexism in the
engineering faculty at UBC.  It's
UBC left out
of postcard
fee protest
It is unlikely UBC will participate
in a campaign and mass lobby
against provincial education
policies started by the B.C.
Students' Federation.
The campaign of postcards calling for a better deal for students has
not yet started at UBC because of a
breakdown in communications between BCSF and the Alma Mater
Society, a federation spokesman
said Monday.
Spokesman John Doherty said
the confusion was expected. "Just
after student elections this type of
thing often happens."
The BCSF campaign will end
with mass demonstrations March 13
by student representatives from all
B.C. post-secondary institutions at
the legislative buildings in Victoria,
he said.
AMS external affairs officer Al
Soltis said Monday he had never
been informed the federation's
campaign was going to happen. "I
haven't been approached about
anything like that," he said.
Soltis said he received 1,600
postcards, addressed to universities
minister Pat McGeer and education
minister Brian Smith, Thursday.He
said he had not been told they were
intended to be sent at a specific time
and he has begun organizing a
postcard campaign to be held for
the next two weeks.
"We will be distributing them
from a booth in SUB and will also
be hitting the three residences," he
said. "We'll get the cards to Victoria by the third week in March."
Doherty said the AMS could
forego the postcard campaign and
instead submit about 2,000 protest
letters collected last fall by then external affairs officer Valgeet Johl.
The letters, signed by students in
mid-November, have been in the external affairs office since then, Johl
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THE UBYSSEY
Vol. LXII, No. 58
Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, March 4,1960
228-2301
just that everyone likes picking on
the engineers," says Beth Renwick,
applied sciences 1. "The Lady
Godiva ride doesn't make engineers
sexist. It's no big deal. It's just
something they do every year."
But at a meeting Friday of
students and the applied science
faculty, the following motion was
passed: "That the faculty of applied science hereby ask the
engineering students to refrain from
holding the Lady Godiva ride,
publishing offensive material and
engaging in any activities which
may cause serious distress to
members of the university and outside community."
Eva Leung, electrical engineering
4, said Monday the Lady Godiva
ride does not offend her and she
would complain only if engineers
launched a personal attack against
her. "It (the ride) is not harmful to
us girls," she said. "The majority
counts. If it's a personal attack on a
certain girl, she should stand up and
— michaal moog photo
"OH MY GOODNESS, a serious cutline in The Ubyssey," thousands of faithful fans exclaimed Tuesday upon
reading about performance of UBC gymnast Patti Sakaki. Woman led UBC team to second place in Canadian national championships in Moncton, N.B. by winning every event and, of course, the all-round title. Intrepid photog
Mike Mong was there. And that's no joking matter. See story page 8.
maybe sue.
"But all the girls with me, we all
think the guys are great. They treat
us nice, as a girl. We really enjoy
being in engineering."
Leung said she thinks engineering
undergraduate society Russ
Kinghorn, who was named Thursday in a complaint of sex
discrimination filed with the B.C.
human rights branch, is a "quiet
boy, actually — a really responsible
and logicid person. Later on, he'll
be doing something for the public.
Maybe we should ignore what activities he's done on campus. He
takes good care of the EUS this
year."
In this year's engineers' hand-
See page 3: WOMEN
Wedepohl
won't jive
for gears
The engineering undergraduate
society is in applied science dean
Martin Wedepohl's doghouse. And
Wedepohl is so angry that he says
he won't attend the students' engineering ball Saturday.
Wedepohl, in a letter to all engineering students and faculty, says
he made the decision with "great reluctance" because of the destructive
antics of UBC engineering students
at three conventions.
"In spite of repeated discussions
with the EUS president and his executive on matters relating to the
conduct of engineering students,
the situation has been getting
worse," Wedepohl states in the letter, dated Feb, 29."My judgement is
that I will be condoning events of
which I totally disapprove if I attend (the ball)."
Wedepohl says he is angry because:
• he received a complaint from
the Association of Professional Engineers of B.C. about the conduct
of UBC students attending an annual general meeting in Kamloops
last October;
• at the western student conference in Winnipeg last year, four
students took advantage of the trip
to visit relatives but did not attend
the conference. "One student came
close to being charged by the police
for vandalism and assault at that
same meeting," Wedepohl states.
"Finally, there was a complaint
from the office of the dean on engineering at the University of Manitoba about the sordid conduct of
one of our students in respect to the
dean's office staff;" and,
• he received an official letter of
complaint from the student
organizers of the national student
conference in Edmonton in January
about the UBC students' unacceptable behavior. The EUS has been
told it is not invited to next year's
conference at Queen's University.
Kane court ruling causes supreme confusion
By PETER MENYASZ
Confusion surrounds a .Supreme Court of
Canada decision in favor of UBC professor
Julius Kane.
The court decided Monday by a 6-1 vote
that Kane's three-month suspension without
pay imposed by UBC administration president Doug Kenny in 1977 was unfair.
And that is where agreement on the issue
ends. Spokesmen for both the animal
resource ecology professor and the university
are unsure of the decision's implications in
the wake of conflicting reports on its conditions and wording.
The Supreme Court ordered the university
to cancel Kane's suspension yesterday and
wiped out a UBC board decision requiring
Kane to repay $4,680 to the university and/or
the National Research Council.
Kenny originally suspended Kane in April,
1977 on the advice of two of the university's
deans. Kane was alleged to have used a
university computer for private and commercial affairs. Kenny suspended him from May
1 to July 1, 1977 without pay and directed
Kane to repay the university all money owing
for the use of the computer.
Kane appealed to the UBC board, which
upheld the suspension after questioning both
Kenny and Kane. But Kane argued that the
board discussed certain questions with Kenny
when neither Kane nor his lawyer were present to reply to Kenny's statements.
It is on those grounds that the Supreme
Court of Canada upheld Kane's appeal after
both the appeal and supreme courts of B.C.
ruled in the university's favor.
Supreme   Court  justice   Brian   Dickson
wrote the majority decision and said his decision was based on Kenny's giving evidence in
Kane's absence.
He said the university offered no answer to
the charges that the board's appeal hearing
was unfair. "The board was under an obligation to postpone further consideration of the
matter until such times as Dr. Kane might be
present and hear the additional facts adduced," Dickson said.
David Roberts, Kane's attorney
throughout the appeals, said Monday he is
happy with the Supreme Court's decision and
added he is not surprised at the reasoning the
court used. "That was certainly one of the
things we argued," he said.
But Roberts said he does not believe the
court will order the university to lift the
suspension. "Although that would be great, I
didn't think they'd go that far." He added
the suggestion to cancel the suspension was
not a major issue im the latest hearing.
Roberts said he would be glad if the
suspension were no longer in effect because
that would make his job considerably easier.
"Otherwise we'll have to go back in front of
the board of governors," he said.
And Roberts said he does not think the
Supreme Court's decision will change any
aspects of the criminal charges of theft, fraud
and attempted fraud that Kane is scheduled
to face in Vancouver county court in May. "I
doubt it very much. I really can't see that this
little victory would have much of ah effect."
George Cumming, the university's legal
representative in the appeals, said Monday he
is not surprised at the Supreme Court de-
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THE    UBYSSEY
Tuesday, March 4,1980
Bad math forces cuts
WELLAND, Ont. (CUP) — In
the current round of education funding cutbacks, Niagara College has
been given the unkindest cut of all.
The college has just been informed by the Ontario ministry of colleges and universities that it received a $250,000 overpayment in its
operating grant and has to pay the
money back.
The quarter-million dollar mistake, caused by the ministry's miscalculation of the number of part-
time students at Niagara, will mean
additional cutbacks in an already-
tight budget of $15 million.
But college president Jacqueline
Robarts is taking the problem fatalistically.
"There's no point in blaming
anyone, because anyone can make
a mistake," said Robarts of the
ministry goof. "The only sad part is
we now have less money than we
thought we had and will have to cut
back even more because of it."
Hardest hit by the forthcoming
cutbacks will be Niagara's $2 million order for new equipment and
plans for new programs.
Robarts said this year's $250,000
overpayment means that plans for
this and next fiscal year banked on
funds that won't exist. '
"It's just a fluke really," said
Robarts. "But it is fortunate that
we haven't spent the overpayment
amount."
The college began receiving grant
payments at the end of March,
1979, but the ministry did not discover the error until the end of January of this year. College administrators are now meeting to discuss
what cutbacks are necessary to deal
with the problem. Robarts said the
overpayment was difficult to detect
because the grant is given to the college in a series of payments
throughout the year.
Niagara is the only college known
to have received such an overpayment.
No doal for UBC
From page 1
said. They were not sent because
they were solicited when the
legislature was not in session.
Doherty and Soltis both said it
was doubtful the AMS would be
represented in the mass lobby of the
legislature. The UBC student council will next meet the night before
the planned protest.
Doherty said he hopes the AMS
will soon resolve the current lack of
communication to the students'
benefit. "It's important they get active, get a background in talking to
students," he said.
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THE   UBYSSEY
Page 3
Researcher blasts nuclear tests
By GLEN SANFORD
Testing nuclear missiles in the
Pacific Ocean could backfire on the
U.S. government, a Swedish peace
researcher warned Monday.
Countries living along the Pacific
Rim should protest the detonation
of nuclear explosives in the Pacific,
Owen Wilkes, a member of the
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, told 75 people in
the SUB party room.
"I see a choke point at which one
can struggle the qualitative development of the nuclear arms race," he
said. "I would like to see people all
along the Pacific Rim protesting the
testing."
Wilkes said international law and
public safety could force the U.S. to
shut down missile ranges on the
Pacific Ocean. This would not only
encourage nuclear arms protesters
in the western nations, but would
lead to world resistance of nuclear
proliferation, he said.
"It would put us (the west) in a
moral position to apply pressure on
the Soviet Union to slow down
nuclear arms development."
Wilkes said if the U.S. stopped
missile testing there would be no
threat of falling behind the Soviet
Union technologically because the
U.S. is already far ahead. In fact,
by testing nuclear missiles the U.S.
is assisting the Soviet Union, which
can collect data by spying on tests,
he added.
Canadians should continue
assisting American citizens to protest the existance of U.S. land based
missiles and submarines designed
for carrying nuclear warheads.
"I think the Trident campaign is
well worth keeping on with. Right
now it's not a massive movement,
but these campaigns have their effect over time," he said.
Canadians should also speak out
against the Aurora aircraft currently used by the Canadian Armed
Forces, he said.
"I don't think it's very important
that there are a few nuclear
weapons placed in Canadian bases
like Comox, but the Auroras really
should be protested. They are serving American offensive purposes
much more than Canadian defensive purposes," Wilkes said.
He added that the economics of
flying the planes to detect Soviet
submarines warranted protest by
itself. "In a 13-hour flight they
burn 20 tons of fuel."
Wilkes said if the U.S. gained a
large enough advantage in nuclear
technology it could likely launch an
attack on the Soviet Union.
"Some of them (American politicians) are mad enoush to do it."
"LETS SEE THEM tow this sucker," chortles student illegally parked on
south campus. Student was irate over continual ticketing and removal of
lowly Volkswagen, so traded economy car in on D9 cat. Administration has
—barry gordon photo
now expressed outrage over student's driving habits, which have resulted
in loss of thousands of trees along previously serene route to campus.
Women students ponder role in engineering
From page 1
book, Kinghorn's president's page
features a hand-drawn cartoon of a
nude, big-breasted woman sprawled
on a main's lap with an applicable
caption. The women engineers interviewed said they think the handbook's cartoons are humorous, and
if they're offensive, they don't look
at them.
"Things like that are quite
funny," said Wendy Lee, applied
sciences 2. "I was not offended.
But my mother was."
She admitted that the engineers'
nEUSletter could be "cleaned up"
but added beneficial things like announcements also appear in the
publication. She said that reading
the EUS publication is preparation
for what women will face later in
the business world. "Engineering is
an aggressive business. If there's a
girl out there who wouldn't want to
go into engineering because of the
Godiva ride and dirty jokes, does
she belong in engineering? If you're
going to be discouraged, you're not
going to make it," she said.
"Can you imagine a business
woman who's going to shy away
from men who talk loud and tell
crude jokes, or generally, males?"
Lee said she does not think the
Godiva ride and engineers' publications discourage women from entering the faculty. And she did not
base her own opinion on entering
the faculty because of EUS activities, she added. Christine
Persson, applied sciences 1, agrees
that the engineers' reputation is
"totally unfounded."
"When I was planning to register
in the engineering faculty, all my
friends tried to dissuade me," she
said. "But my sister was in
engineering and she said the reputa-
Kourt konfuses Kane, Kenny
From page 1
cision. He said there was little dispute that conversations between
Kenny and the UBC board concerning Kane's suspension were held in
the professor's absence.
"The basic argument was that the
wrong people were there at the
wrong time," Cumming said.
But he said he does not think the
court's decision will free Kane of
the university's suspension. "They
(Kane and his lawyer) start over
again." Cumming added the decision in Kane's favor will only quash
the board's decision to reject
Kane's appeal of his suspension but
not the original suspension itself.
Kenny was reluctant to comment
on the Supreme Court decision. "I
don't think I should comment until
we get the judgment of the Supreme
Court," he said. "All I'm getting is
mixed messages from the news
media. We'll have to wait to talk to
the university's counsel."
But Kenny said he was surprised
at the decision. "All I know is that
the B.C. Appeal Court decided in
the university's favor and the B.C.
Supreme Court decided in the university's favor.
"I don't know until the university's counsel has an opportunity to
review it (the Supreme Court
ruling)."
Kane was unavailable for comment. The telephone number listed
in his name was declared to be out
of order. And his lawyer said Kane
was on a visit to the U.S.
But Kenny claimed Kane is still at
the university. "He's carrying out
his teaching duties," he said.
tion was a load of bull. There is no
sexism involved. And no, guys
don't sexually service women."
Martha Toy, contemplating
entering UBC engineering this fall,
said she has considered going to
other universities because of UBC's
engineering activities. But she admitted the EUS activities alone are
not enough to stop her from enrolling at UBC.
"I am not pleased with it (EUS
sexist activity)," she said. "I think
it's unfortunate the whole faculty
gets labelled with a bad name
because of a few heady individuals.
Most engineers are quiet guys. And
for women entering engineering,
their greatest barrier is themselves."
Maryke Gilmore, UBC coordinator of cooperative education,
says she does not like the Lady
Godiva ride and EUS publications,
but added that these aspects of
engineering should not be
overestimated. They alone do not
keep women out of engineering, she
said.
"It's lack of proper counselling
in high schools and women being
discouraged from taking science
courses," she said. "Women in
engineering are really enjoying
engineering. They're encouraged by
employers, faculty, dean."
WILKES . . . blast those nukesl
Public eyes
park land
The Greater Vancouver Regional
District proposal for a 1,500-acre
park in the university endowment
lands is growing by leaps and
bounds,
GVRD spokesman Rick Hankin
said Monday the plan will now include public recommendations to
incorporate 130 acres of "reserve
lands" into the park. "In some of
our references to the reserve land
we have to include the majority
viewpoint that most people want
the rest of the (reserve) lands as
park."
He said public pressure exerted at
a three-day open house last week
caused his decision to include the
reserve lands recommendation. The
reserve lands include an area between 16th Ave. and Chancellor
Blvd. and the Marine Drive foreshore park.
Hankin said although a proposal
by the UEL tenants' society to build
low-income housing on the reserve
lands will be mentioned in the
GVRD's upcoming report to the
provincial government, the plan has
little support.
He said there is little the GVRD
can do about the tenants' society request, because the government has
only requested plans for a UEL
park, not for housing proposals.
The public also showed substantial interest in construction of recreation facilities in the reserve area,
Hankin added. But he said most
public concerns were no surprise to
the GVRD as they have met with
many community groups before
writing the park proposal.
Hankin said the regional district
will now redraft the park plan to include public recommendations and
present it for approval to the
GVRD park committee March 12.
He said the proposal is expected to
reach lands, parks and housing
minister James Chabot by the end
of March.
UBC tipplers
back in suds
The art of drinking has returned
to its former state at UBC after a
consultation between the Alma Mater Society and the liquor control
and licensing board.
"Everything's hunky dory,"
AMS administration director Craig
Brooks said Monday. "As you can
see the AMS has two outdoor liquor
licences this week."
Brooks said a personnel change
at the LCLB caused a temporary refusal of licences to AMS groups and
added AMS general manager Bern
Grady cleared up the situation with
a phone call last week.
"It was a change of management
at LCLB. We do have a unique
structure here at UBC and they
didn't understand that," said
Brooks. Page 4
THE    UBYSSEY
Tuesday, March 4,1980
Wanted: one hairy puce blorg
Yes, this wonderful student newspaper can be yours if you can answer the
following skill-testing questions.
What two Richards preceded Richard
Ill's ascension to the throne of England?
What caused the War of the Spanish
Succession? "Dog Kennel" refers to
what well-known UBC administration
official? Where is Pango-Pango?
If you can answer any one of the
above questions (and even if you can't)
there's a place for you behind a big fancy desk in The Ubyssey office. You see,
it's that time of the year again when The
Ubyssey staff shows its commitment
and does just that to the outgoing editors . . . has them committed.
And this year's co-editors are definitely out of the running, preferring to contest the Republican primaries south of
the border. So the field is wide open and
anyone on campus who wants to can
run for editor, but only full-fledged staff
members, complete with Kaptain Ubyssey secret decoder rings, are allowed to
vote.
Ubyssey staffers are those everyone
else is convinced are staffers. They
usually are reforming alcoholics, mostly
failing ones. They are almost unfailingly
opponents of any kind of Sunday openings, usually because they are recovering from Saturday and all the noise
makes our heads spin.
But we digress.
If you run, you'll discover that the
"Big Em" does not refer to a former
hockey great now living the rest of his
life as an unknown, but rich, Toronto
businessman. You'll thrill to the knowledge that inverted pyramids are not to
be found in Egypt. You'll get all excited
to find out that slugs are not necessarily
band members, or slimy little things that
leave a disgusting trail of gunk behind
them wherever they go.
Now for the schedule of this exciting
early primary. Nominations are open un
til March 14. Just march right into The
Ubyssey offices in SUB 241k and stick
your name and resume up on the blackboard.
On March 18 all the potential victims
will be brought before the staff for a
general grilling session (nobody expects
the Spanish inquisition) after which voting will continue for, say,a week's time.
And then, miraculously, the staff has a
new leader (or non-virginal sacrifice).
The loser(s) will be announced in the
March 25 Ubyssey.
So, that future career in journalism is
just around the corner. Merely send
$100 in unmarked Brador bottles to SUB
241k and you'll be well on your way to
becoming the finest editor west of Blanca. Other qualifications include a total
lack of interest in your academic career,
a profound concern for the world's
downtrodden and a conviction to
become one of those exploited (and exploitable) student workers. At no pay.
It's a totally wonderful, unique experience. Like contracting VD. Or writing
cliche-ridden sports copy. But more
about that job opening later.
Gotten: tired old farts
Sorry, Pierre. You blew it on western representation in your cabinet.
You made Ray Perrault a queen bee when ifs painfully obvious he's a drone, and
while Francis Fox has shown such a talent for communications that he obviously
should share the labor portfolio as well.
But instead of recycling old tired party hacks, you could have revived the cabinet
with fresh outlooks from the west. Never mind they didn't get elected, you could
have appointed them to the senate.
Whitecaps czar John Best could instill a new feeling into foreign affairs with his
intense interest in foreign territorial acquisitions in the Seattle area.
Premier Bill Bennett would make an excellent minister of justice, with a
demonstrated ability to perform capital punishment on government commissions.
What does Lloyd Axworthy know about women? But EUS president Russ
Kinghorn has known (get it?) lots of them, and we don't really need him around
here.
But we would really like to see Rhino John Eh? McDonald appointed as
agriculture minister, especially since he wants to replace the prairie wheat crop with
dope.
• I mean, Eugene Whelan can sell wheat, but does he eat half the crop?
Let's battle our real enemies
It seems advisable to correct the
impression that the women students' office has lost the confidence
of other women's groups on campus. On the contrary, the women
students' office has this
committee's unequivocal support.
The current information-giving
function  as  regards  the  Human
Rights Branch investigation is a
demonstration that the director and
members of that office are advocates for women's rights on campus. That measured action of providing information, rather than
launching a complaint themselves is
not only understood but also desired by campus women's groups.
We can take Godiva
After reading and listening to the
ridiculous complaints of various
"concerned" women's groups
against the engineering faculty for
so long, it seems that it's about time
that the women who are in the faculty had a chance to express their
opinions on the topic.
The wornout charges of sexual
discrimination towards women by
the engineers are getting extremely
tiresome and monotonous.
The so-called "pornographic and
sexist" publications of the engineering undergraduate society, while
maybe not always in 100 per cent
good taste, are merely results of the
Canadian constitution (i.e. freedom
of the press) and those who don't
care to read such publications
should do just that: DON'T READ
THEM. After all, no one is forcing
you! (Besides this material is printed by the engineers for the engineers
and is not intended for widespread
circulation.)
And where is this "discriminatory climate"  that  the women's
groups are complaining about? We,
women that are in the faculty, have
yet to feel it, and if we're not suffering, how can anybody else be?
There must be better targets
available for these groups' efforts
(i.e. institutions where discrimination does exist). The only discouragement for women from entering
the faculty comes from the constantly exaggerated negative publicity given to the EUS activities by
these so-called "concerned" women's groups.
If anything, being part of the minority is a help, rather than a hindrance. Standing apart from the
crowd doesn't hurt in a faculty
where everyone is struggling to get
through.
If the women in the faculty don't
feel abused and mistreated, we
wonder how so many women who
are unconnected with the faculty
can be so upset.
We can take it. Why can't you?
Karen Wflliams
and four others
Burned by what we perceived as
reprisals against the former dean of
women and what represented to us
a cutback when the deanship was
terminated, we appreciate the need
for the women students' office to
act judiciously.
In the present situation, the university administration has been
given no cause for reprisals or backlashes against the women students'
office. And that's how we want it.
The issue remains the activities
of, not the WSO, but the engineering undergraduates. There is
considerable consensus that these
activities have constituted wrongdoing. The Ubyssey, on its editorial
page has made a clear statement of
opposition to the sexist activities of
engineering students. The university's committee of deans have now
made a public statement calling for
an end to engineering activities perceived to be insulting to women.
The representatives of AUCE local 1, the union of clerical and library workers on campus, have expressed their disapproval of the sexist activities. And student groups,
the AMS women's committee, the
law students' association and the
women's committee of the law
students' association, among
others, have asked the university
administration to step in.
Given that it is now engineering
week, one waits to see whether engineering students will begin to be
responsive to what so many others
on campus now find offensive.
women's committee of the
law students' association
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March 4,1980
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Co-Editors: Heather Conn and Tom Hawthorn
"Seminars on 900-page books are a violation of the rules of natural justice," Kevin Finnegan pleaded
before stern-faced Heather Conn and giggling Tom Hawthorn. Head honcho Peter Menyasz had earlier
charged the errant photog with misuse of Ubyssey property and using darkroom chemicals to actually
develop pictures, while Verne Mcdonald added, "And misappropriation of the beer fund." Barry Gordon and Mike Mong licked their lips in anticipation when Menyasz assistant Glen Sanford ordered the
payback of 4,680 Brador. Lawyer Nancie Suzuki said he had been tried in absentia, which Hawthorn
said was his own fault. "Right, midterms should never interfere with business," shouted Geof Wheelwright. "But how about weekends?" moaned Gary Brookfield. The trial continues.
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Keynes is dead, long
live the Chilean king!
So! Chile week is here. I'm glad
to see that somebody sees fit to
honor (?) the country that has
achieved the greatest miracle in recorded history. In half a dozen
years the present government of
Chile has, under the enlightened
guidance of the Chicago boys,
brought inflation down from over
1,000 per cent yearly to a controllable low teens rate. They have all
but conquered unemployment,
put money back in the pockets of
their citizens by lowering taxes and
re-establishing trade relations with
the outside world (something the
Marxist government of Allende totally banned).
As a result of the miraculous economic reform people can now buy
food, clothes, cars and even gas. All
this made possible by an inspired
group of Chicago-trained messianic
economists. So take note you denizens of the ninth and tenth floors in
the tower.
Keynes is dead, long live the
king!
Jim Gilchrist
commerce Tuesday, March 4,1980
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Sexist gears at least do not brutalize women
Let me begin this letter by saying
that I am in no way affiliated with
the engineering undergraduate society (although some of my friends
are engineers) or with the Alma
Mater Society women's committee
(although some of my friends are
women). I am simply speaking my
mind on UBC's favorite topic: the
sexist activities of the EUS, primarily the Lady Godiva ride.
To say that the Godiva ride is
non-sexist would be ridiculous. If
the engineers believed in the complete equality of women, they
would have two horses in their ride:
one with a naked woman, the other
with a naked man. This would create all the outrage they seem to
want to provoke, while degrading
both sexes equally. In a society
where we are adjusting the roles of
men and women, the EUS presents
with glee the age-old stereotypes,
the aggressive conqueror and his
passive treasure, both nothing more
than sex objects.
Up until now, this letter has been
the typical radical-Phraeteres-long-
straight-hair-and-big-round-glass-
es-handing-out-leaflets-at-demonstrations letter. This is the point at
which most anti-Godivists make the
analogy to a group of Nazis parading a tied-up Jew or a Ku Klux Klan
rally with a chained black slave.
This is the point at which I am supposed to call for the banning of the
Godiva ride.
That view is simply not my view.
The traditional analogy is accurate
on only one point: that in all cases
we have a group of people displaying a person in a debasing position.
The analogy breaks down in suggesting three basic ideas which are
untrue: that the EUS members, like
the Nazi party or Klan members,
hate and are deliberately brutal to
the woman (come on, now!); that
the woman, like the Jew or the
black, is forced into doing this (she
wouldn't do it if she weren't paid
well, and usually strips for a living
anyway); and that the EUS, similar
to the Nazis or the Klan, is encouraging everyone to treat women this
way (obviously if they succeeded in
such encouragement, the ride would
become pointless. The value of the
ride to the gears is to set them apart
from the rest of UBC). These are
things the women's committee anti-
Godivists would not dare to suggest
openly, and which they should not
therefore imply with their
analogies.
I consider myself to be a liberal in
my views on the equality of all people, including women, Jews and
blacks. I do not in any way feel my
views or anyone else's views to be
attacked   by   the   preposterously
exaggerated sexism of Godiva, as
they would be by the Nazis or the
Klan.
Related to the women's committee complaints about Godiva are
their complaints about degrading
pornography in the "nEUSletter"
and the yearly Red Rag. They (the
women's committee) apparently fail
to see that in these EUS publications the gears are presenting everyone as sex objects, especially themselves (heaven forbid). The cartoons, insults, jokes and comments
are not strictly chauvinist, just adolescent.
I am not overlooking the serious
case of malicious libel involving the
nEUSletter and women's committee
member Star Mahara, which has
justifiably provoked anger. This
crime should be dealt with separate
ly, as a crime, just as Godiva should
be dealt with separately as a case of
public nudity.
The gears seem to believe that
they can gain a kind of anti-respect
by presenting themselves, through
these publications (and through Godiva as well, for that matter), in an
exaggeration of the outdated male
stereotype. In doing so, they inevitably introduce the female stereotype, but not, I think, as often and
as deliberately as some would have
us believe. The women's committee, in publicly and often viciously
attacking the EUS sexism, could
easily make an engineer think they
are attacking his masculinity alone,
as he sees it; therefore they create at
least as much bad feeling as they
dispel.
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THE GODIVA RIDE
CONTROVERSY
RAGES ON
How can Godiva be degrading?
Once again the campus is alive
with debate on an event that takes
about 20 minutes once a year. It is
labelled as intimidating, sexist and
degrading to women.
Why?
Is the Lady Godiva ride degrading to women? Does any woman
feel any less a woman because of
the Lady Godiva ride? Does any
man hold any less respect for wo-
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We are writing to congratulate
and mainly to thank the women's
committee and The Ubyssey for
their support and involvement in
our 61st annual engineering week.
Without their continuous support
we don't think that we could have
gotten so many people involved and
excited if we had tried ourselves.
As engineers, we like to keep on
top of everything and we're sure the
women's committee likes to get
their fingers into everything too. By
compiling their information on our
activities they must have been very
studious and overworked. Now that
they have completed their index survey, they must be very relieved to
know that their work is coming to
the climax. It is very reassuring to
know that this campus does not
lack in student participation; we only wish more of this feeling would
spill over to all our other good
deeds. Who knows, maybe we
should have Lady Godiva lead all
the other events.
Thomas Ho
mechanical engineering 2
and 29 others
men because of the Lady Godiva
ride? I think not. If women lose no
respect in anyone's eyes over the
Lady Godiva ride, how then can it
be degrading?
The term sexist depends on personal definition. However, it seems
that for an act to be sexist, it must
be sexist in intent. But ask any engineer (presently a student or graduated) who has taken part in the
ride what its intent is. He or she will
probably answer that the ride exists
as a demonstration of spirit and
pride in being a well-organized
group. Furthest from our minds is a
desire to "put women in their place
as sex objects and second-class
citizens."
We are also accused of being intimidating to women who may want
to enter engineering. Any intimidation has been because of various vocal groups giving us adverse publicity. I, too, would be wary of joining
a program that had such horror
stories associated with it. Ask any
woman in engineering if she feels
intimidated by the male students. I
can quote one, more or less directly:
"Sure I was hesitant about going into engineering, but it was because
of things I'd heard from women's
groups and the like, nothing that I
had seen or experienced myself."
She further said, "they're
(engineers) a great bunch of guys."
Consider the headlines in last
Thursday's Ubyssey: "Women gear
up for battle with EUS." Who is intimidating whom?
The Godiva ride and indeed all
the furore surrounding it and engineering week has been blown totally
out of proportion by some emotional groups with extremely vocal
opinions. Instead of such destructive and irrational criticism, why
can't the critics do something to encourage women to consider professions such as engineering, such as
our faculty has done with co-op
programs and high school visits.
Instead of being a haven for rebels searching for a cause, I invite
groups such as the women's committee to do something constructive
with respect to their complaints, instead of using their time and money
to support an emotional and irrational offence.
Bruce Corbet
EUS first vice-president
Finally, for those of you who
have been wondering whose side
I'm on anyway, let me reveal my
true sexist colors. To Ian Cameron,
who wrote in Friday to say "women
who object to other women taking
off their clothes in public are those
who are least likely to be asked to
do so themselves," let me state that
you have obviously never seen a certain 2nd year microbiology student
of my acquaintance.
Jamie Andrews
computer science 2
Don 't murder
other ideas
The Ubyssey's position on the engineering undergraduate society
sexism must be questioned. Any
publication that demands its own
right to express any idea it favors
should not advocate the abridgement of that right in other publications. Such an abridgement would
have dangerous implications to the
continued freedom of an individual
or group to hold and express dissenting opinions.
Certainly discrimination because
of sex is an abhorent practice. No
clear thinking person should endorse such a policy. But suppression of ideas by the operation of
law is equally abhorrent. The right
to express an idea to the public is
central to any society that recognizes the worth of the individual.
Simply because sexism is an abhorrent paradigm does not make its
suppression justifiable.
The right to murder an opinion,
no matter how bad that opinion
may be, does not belong to any
state, group or individual.
Still, we must recognize that there
is a great danger in the position offered by the engineering undergraduate society and the publishers of
the Red Rag. Violence against women is far too high as it is, and society is losing some fine engineers because of a low-brow campaign of
sexist terror. However, to protect
oneself by suppression of a perceived threat is akin to the Soviet Union's treatment of dissidents. We
must rather hope that the law will
protect members of society from
harm, and if it does not, we must
take steps to correct the failings.
And women must unite and spit in
the face of discrimination, be
strong, and fight oppression. But
for heaven's sake let us not panic
and outlaw dissent.
Bill Romaine
arts 3
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
1980 SPRING LECTURES
BY VISITING PROFESSORS
Hou Renzhi
Professor and head of the Department of Geography at Beijing (Peking) University in the People's Republic of China, Professor Hou has been a major figure in Chinese intellectual circles
since the mid-1950s. He is principally known for his work in Chinese historical geography and
urban development, and has had considerable impact on urban design in China during and after
the Cultural Revolution. Now that Chinese scholars and intellectuals are re-establishing contacts with the West, the visit to UBC of Professor Hou gives us a fine opportunity for a better
understanding of the intellectual life of China since the early 1950s.
THE CITY OF BEIJING (PEKING): A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Thursday, March 6 in Room 100, Geography Building, at 12:30 p.m.
THE NEW CITY PLAN OF BEIJING (PEKING), including a film entitled "Beijing - An
Ancient Capital"
Friday, March 7 in Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, at 12:30 p.m.
OUTSTANDING ANCIENT CITY RUINS IN THE DESERTS OF THE INNER MONGOLIA
AUTONOMOUS REGION OF CHINA
Saturday, March 8 In Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, at 8:15 p.m.
(A Vancouver Institute Lecture).
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TODAY
NEWMAN CATHOLIC CENTRE
Bible discussion, noon, St. Mark's college.
LUTHERAN STUDENT MOVEMENT
Paul Wee speaks on political events in Southern
Africa, noon, SUB 212.
Paul Wee speaks on God activity in history, 7:30
p.m., Lutheran campus centre.
MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY
Student teachers' workshop, 4 p.m.. Museum of
Anthropology.
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
General meeting, noon, SUB 130.
WUSC
Special meeting to prepare for next week's guest
visit, noon, Buch. 312.
HSSC
Important meeting on Open House, noon, IRC 4.
EL CIRCULO
Studying Spanish abroad, noon, Buch. 218.
UBC SKI CLUB
General meeting and elections,-noon, SUB 207.
SLAVONIC STUDIES
Gerry  Smith speaks on D.  S.   Mirsky  —   the
Bolshevik prince, noon, Buch. 104.
WEDNESDAY
voc
Elections for 1980 executive, noon, Chem. 280.
NEWMAN CATHOLIC CENTRE
General meeting, noon, SUB 211.
AMS POTTERY CLUB
Very important general meeting, noon, SUB 251.
CAMPUS PRO-LIFE
Slide presentation and diacussion with Betty
Greene, noon, SUB 215.
UBC SAILING CLUB
General meeting, noon. SUB 207.
CCCM
Anglican-United-SCM meal, 5:30p.m., Lutheran
campua centre.
THURSDAY
CO-OP EDUCATION
Forestry careers panel, noon, MacMillan 160.
GAY PEOPLE OF UBC
Dael Kegler speaks on men and sexism, noon,
SUB 212.
EAST INDIAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Election, noon, Buch. 316.
IVCF
Andy Dymond speaks on priorities, noon, Chem.
250.
ALPHA OMEGA-UKRANIAN STUDENTS CLUB
Organizational meeting, noon, Buch. 1256.
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Michael Jarvis speaks on Canada and international energy problems, noon, Buch. 202.
LUTHERAN STUDENT MOVEMENT
Fr. Placides Sander speaks on the monastic
lifestyle as an anachronism, noon, Lutheran
campus centre.
PRE-OENTAL SOCIETY
General meeting, noon. Woodward IRC 1.
EAST INDIAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Elections, noon, Buch. 316.
LSA FILM COMMITTEE
Film: Ritas of Spring, a new Greenpeace film on
the seal slsughter, noon. Law 101.
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Laebian drop-in. 1:30 p.m., SUB 130.
AMS ART GALLERY
General meeting, noon, SUB 230.
SLAVONIC STUDIES
Gerry Smith speaks on Modem Ruaaia's poet-
singers, noon, Buch. Penthouse.
FRIDAY
SLAVONIC STUDIES
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INTRAMURALS
Co-rec canoe trip to Alouette river, 9 a.m. to 4
p.m., register for $1 at War Memorial gym 210.
WHEELHOUSE CLUB
Fish milkshakes and bird pancakes served, 2
a.m., the catbox.
Hot flashes
It's ballots and
Bermuda snorts
London bobbies, angry rebels
and heated politics make Canadian
elections look like a county fair.
Paul Wee reflects on the Zimbabwe
elections tomorrow at noon in SUB
212.
Spill your ire
All of you out there totally disgusted by the annual sexist activity
of the engineering undergraduate
society, scheduled for Friday this
week, are asked to congregate at
administration president Doug Kenny's office at noon on that day to
protest the event.
Kenny's office is in room 101 of
the Main mall north administration
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Challenge Davis * poor attitude
The following is a notice from the
anonymous assignment staff at the
student housing office, which was
delivered to low-rise residents on
Wednesday, Feb. 27:
"The RESIDENCE UBC application booklets will be put in all the
Gage mail boxes within the next
several days. The information in the
booklet, however, does not include
anything about the lowrise this
year. Since we have had many questions from the students living in the
lowrise who want to reapply again
for next year, we hope that this letter will clarify the situation.
"Discussions are now under way
to determine future assignment policy for the lowrise. The possibility
of using part of the lowrise for
short-term accommodation is being
weighed against using it for full-
time students. The final decision
will possibly not be made until
June."
As you are aware, Mr. Davis'
proposal is to convert Gage lowrise
into a profit-making hotel. This
notice suggests that the proposal
will be brought forward to the administration after the students have
left for the summer break. This is
indicative of housing's attitude to
wards students; student input is not
important when decisions concerning their welfare are made in their
absence.
Obviously, for those lowrise residents returning to school in the fall,
they face the problem of having to
live in single student residences that
may not provide as quiet a living
and working environment as that
which currently exists in low-rise.
What does Mr. Davis and his colleagues expect us to do? "Don't go
to school," as was his suggestion at
our first meeting? This attitude of
Davis and his supporters must be
challenged.
Nan Ferguson
Lawsuits not friendly
Do the female fighters for ^omen's rights really believe they will accomplish something positive by having the Lady Godiva ride and the
publication of the Red Rag banned? If they do, it proves that the "sexists" are right about them, that they can't think.
Suppose the activities of engineering week were really meant to
degrade women. This would imply that there is a strong anti-female sentiment throughout the engineering undergaduate society, if not the
whole student body Oust remember how many people show up to watch
the ride and how fast the Red Rag is picked up). Now suppose there is
this feeling and the above activities are its symptoms. What would happen if the women revolutionists "cured" these symptoms? ft would probably make things worse. You don't kiss the hand that hits you (or
something like that). Other symptoms would appear, most likely worse
than the ride that nobody is forced to see or the Red Rag that nobody is
forced to read. So if women believe that the engineers despise them they
should fing a way to get to the root of the problem and get that out of
the way. And a lawsuit sure isn't a way to make friends.
Martin Adter
science 2
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APPLICATIONS DEADLINE:
Friday, March 14, 1980
APPLICATIONS FORMS ARE TO BE OBTAINED FROM
AND RETURNED TO THE AMS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY,
SUB ROOM 238
Diane Campbell
Secretary SAC
What are you doing this Friday?
Make a date for
Songfest
Friday march 7 — 8 p.m. at the
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
An all-UBC-Student Review
of   song,   dance,   laughs   and
audacity
Then come over to Frat Row
for the after-show parties —
your ticket stub is all you need.
TICKETS $3 at the AMS
OFFICE in SUB - or at the door
ALL NET PROCEEDS TO
THE UN/TED WA Y
Announcin!
SuTnrnerl980 flights to
BRnMandEUROPE...
Payment in full at time of
booking guarantees current
prices against any fuel surcharges or currency fluctuations.
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planning d trip to Britain or Eiurope this summer.
ijo with the duline that otters the kind of inflighl seivi.
othei airlines charge extra tor.
We II I real you to a full course steak dinner, served hot
tiom Ihe galley on china dinnerware. We II < ook youi
steak to your liking — rare, medium or well done;
ofter you <t choice of imported wines with dinner and
tempt you with our irresistible desserts.
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THE    UBYSSEY
Tuesday, March 4,1960
UBC women gymnasts shine at nationals
Despite an injury to one member, the
UBC women's gymnastic team came within
a whisker of winning the Canadian Inter-
university Athletic Union championships in
Moncton, N.B. on the weekend.
Led by a sparkling performance by Patti
Sakaki, who won gold medals in all four
women's events, the UBC team finished less
than a point and a half behind York University in the standings.
Sakaki, who also won the all-round title,
scored 17.95 on the vault and uneven bars,
18.20 on the balance beam and 17.50 on the
floor exercises. A perfect score in each
event is 20.
The Thunderettes finished second despite
a hand injury to team member Robyn Phil
lips that stopped her from competing in the
uneven bars.
UBC women's coach Alena Branda said
Sakaki faced several former members of the
Canadian national team in the Moncton
competition.
"She performed simply excellently. She
won in tough competition," said Branda.
Thunderettes Laurel McKay and Michelle Sirett also contributed to UBC's
point total. York finished with 95.35 points
while UBC had 93.95. McMaster University
of Hamilton was third with 92.95.
The UBC men's team finished fourth in
the men's championships, also held in
Moncton. York University won the men's
title for the eighth consecutive year.
The Thunderbirds were led by Ed
Osborne with a third-place finish in the
floor exercises. Pierre Boulanger, who qualified thirty-seventh for the meet and was
listed as an alternate, finished nineteenth in
overall competition.
Men's coach Arno Lascari said Osborne,
Boulanger and teammates Glen Harder and
Ralph Bereska posted the best scores of
their life in the meet. "Everybody on the
team did their career best," Lascari said.
In other CIAU action on the weekend,
UBC won a gold and a silver at the men's
wrestling championships in Saskatoon.
Peter Farkas won the 65 kilogram division
while Lee Blanchard finished second in the
76 kilogram class.
UBC will have entrants in two more
CIAU championships this weekend in Saskatoon and Quebec. The Thunderette
volleyball team gets one more cnance at defeating nemesis University of Saskatchewan
at the national volleyball championships in
the prairie town.
UBC opens the meet with a match against
Atlantic champion Dalhousie Friday at
noon. The University of Manitoba, Universite d'Ottawa and Universite Laval will
also be at the round-robin tournament,
which will culminate in a championship
match Sunday evening.
And the UBC men's and women's swimming and diving team heads off to Quebec
for the CIAU meet at Laval.
Basketball
T'birds out
The season officially ended for
UBC's fairy tale team on Saturday,
but the euphoria will stay with
Thunderbird basketball coach Peter
Mullins for a few more days.
"There's one word to describe
this season — in-fucking-credible,"
Mullins said Monday after the
'Birds narrowly missed making the
Canada West playoffs.
CANADA WEST UNIVERSITY
ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Men's basketball
final standings
W    L     Pts.
Victoria Vikings 20 0 40
Calgary D'saurs 12 8 24
UBC'Birds 11 9 22
Alberta Bears 9    11      18
L'bridge P'horns 8    12      16
Sask. Huskies 0    16       0
The 'Birds finished in third place
in Canada West after splitting a
weekend   series   with   Lethbridge
Cup looms
for 'Birds
The Thunderbird rugby team
took a large step toward defending
its McKechnie Cup title with a 17-9
win over the Vancouver Island representative team Crimson Tide Saturday.
The 'Birds trailed the Tide 3-0 at
the half but then scored 17 straight
points to break the game open. After Graham Taylor tied the score
with a drop kick early in the half
UBC scored on tries by Andrew
Bibby, John Olesen and Roy Hooli-
han to overwhelm the strong island
team. Taylor converted one of the
tries.
The win gave UBC a 2-0 record in
McKechnie Cup play, and a commanding lead in the competition
among the four rugby unions in the
province. The 'Birds will meet the
Vancouver rugby union reps March
29 in the final game.
Also on the island on the weekend the UBC freshmen team lost to
the Tide under-19 team 13-9 in a
Japan Cup match.
The 'Birds will play the Meralomas in VRU action on the weekend but the time is still uncertain.
while the University of Calgary wor
both games against Alberta.
Calgary now meets first place Victoria in the playoffs.
UBC had been picked to go
nowhere at the beginning of the
season because it had a short, inexperienced team, but surprised
everyone by beating Calgary twice
and coming close against several of
the top rated teams in Canada.
"They played better than I
thought they could. With a bit of
luck it could have been even
better," said Mullins, who pointed
to maturity and teamwork as the
crucial factors.
"They were a very mature team.
They always looked for each other.
It wasn't a matter of when someone
had a good night everyone would be
envious, as with some immature
players which I've had."
The 'Birds overcame their height
disadvantage throughout the season
with accurate outside shooting but
when their percentage from the
floor dropped below 45 per cent, as
it did Saturday night in Lethbridge,
they usually lost.
UBC dropped the Pronghorns
80-73 Friday on Rob Forsyth's 25
points, but could not contain
Canada West scoring leader Perry
Mirkovich Saturday as he netted 31
points to lead Lethbridge to a 73-69
win. UBC shot a dismal 35 per cent
from the floor Saturday. Forsyth
was again high scorer with 21 points
while captain Rob Cholyk added
17.
Mullins praised Cholyk, who will
graduate this year, for his contribution to the team.
"Cholyk was excellent as captain, he deserves a lot of credit," he
said.
Mullins predicted Victoria, which
finished the season undefeated in
league play, will be the team to beat
at the nationals.
"They're as good as anyone in
the country," he said.
"The key to Victoria is (Billy)
Loos. If he performs well, they're
going to be very tough."
Victoria will meet Calgary this
weekend for the Canada West final
series, which it expected to win.
Mullins said the University of Brandon will also be strong in the national finals.
THURSDAY
Intramurals
Storm-the-wall
1st women: phys ed
1st men: Betas
Men's soccer
UBC 0   Victoria 1
FRIDAY
Man's basketball
UBC 80   Lethbridge 73
Woman's basketball
UBC 44   West. Wash. 86
SATURDAY
Man's basketball
UBC 68    Lethbridge 73
Women's field hockey
UBC 3   JV's 0
Men's field hockey
UBC 0   West Van 3
Men's rugby
2nd round
McKechnie Cup
UBC 17   Island 9
Japan Cup
UBC 9   Island 13
Women's gymnastics
CIAU Championships
York 96.30
UBC 93.96
McMaster 92.95
— kevin finnegan photo
SCINTILLATING SAVE followed Savardian spinarama in cliche-ridden women's field hockey game Saturday between UBC and UBC.UBC forward Janis Wilson, with light colored vest, broke through UBC defence (dark shirt)
but was stopped by goalie Alison Palmer, steady in the nets for UBC. UBC won 3-0 in game made possible
because varsity and junior varsity team both play in first division.
And, in other sports silliness . . .
The Thunderette field hockey
team won twice on the weekend to
move up in Vancouver league
standings. Saturday the varsity
team downed the junior varsity,
which also competes in the first division, by a 3-0 score. Sunday UBC
knocked off the Ramblers 3-2.
The Thunderbird men's team lost
3-0 to West Vancouver Saturday.
*     *     *
The UBC housing department
has created the Resbowl, billed as
the craziest indoor Olympics in history, in aid of the Crane library for
the blind.
The event, which takes place Saturday at noon in War Memorial
gym, doesn't include the events it
really should (bellhop practice,
chamberperson races) but instead
other silliness that also involves the
administration. Money raised
through the event (mostly from
tips) will be donated to the Crane
library.
* •     *
The UBC men's tennis team will
sponsor the annual B.C. Indoor
tennis championships March 24-30
in the armouries. The tournament
will have both men's and women's
singles and doubles competitions,
but there will be no tier system. All
entrants will play in the open
bracket.
Entries will be accepted until
March 19 and forms are available at
the athletic office in room 208 of
the mem gym as well as at the armouries.
• *     »
Ah, spring. There's a warmth in
the air, a jaunty roll in the step, and
the buds are on the trees. Spring,
when the thoughts of all Ubyssey
staffers turn to . . . the Stanley Cup
and the certain knowledge Les Canadiens sont la encore.
Yes folks, you can dry the tears,
shed the black clothes and toast the
finest team in all of hockey. It's
really true, the Habs did manage to
edge the Flyers 5-1 in Philly the
other night, and they did it without
Guy Lafleur.
However, there is penance for
you fair weather fans who
abandoned the team last fall when
things looked gloomy. You must
proceed to The Ubyssey office,
room 241k in SUB, and buy a beer
for every true Habs fan in the place.
Now.
Tom and I won't have to pay for
a drink for months.

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