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The Ubyssey Jan 25, 1983

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Array Confusion surrounds cuts
Secrecy and confusion surround
the recently announced $700,000
budget shortfall as UBC's administration and deans grope for a
"The matter is being worked on
at the moment," administration
vice-president academic Michael
Shaw said about the shortfall,
which was announced in senate last
"I can't answer any questions at
this point in time."
But not all university officials are
as tight-lipped about the money
shortage as Shaw. Commerce dean
Peter Lusztig said there will
definitely be cuts but would not
speculate as to where those cuts will
be made.
Individual   discussions   between
the deans and the university administration will be held in place of
a retrenchment committee, Lusztig
said. There are only two and a half
months to make the cuts and that is
not enough time for a formal committee to look at the situation, he
Last year a retrenchment committee was set up to establish
guidelines and priorities for the ad-
Vol. LXV, No. 31
Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, January 25,1983
ministration to cut more than $7
million from the budget. The
library, computer centre, arts faculty and physical plant were most affected.
"We have an immediate problem
and have to file a budget soon. The
president's office is responding to
the problem and presumably (the
deans) will be told where the cuts
will be made," Lusztig said.
Arts dean Robert Will disagreed
with Lusztig. He said the shortfall is
simply inadequate financing and
doesn't necessarily mean budget
"What we have here is essentially
a bookkeeping arrangement and we
will have to wait until we see next
year's budget before we decide what
to do," Will said. "It doesn't
translate into less of this and less of
that. It's a pinch the university has
to adjust to."
Will declined comment how the
shortfall could affect the arts faculty but a reliable source said the
faculty was undergoing a secret
evaluation. "Other faculties are trying to remove some of their fat,"
the source said.
Alma Mater Society president
and newly elected student board
representative Dave Frank expressed surprise and concern about the
announced shortfall. He said he
was surprised administration president Doug Kenny arrived at
$700,000 when the administration
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Govt loans
need boost
Students and administrators attacked government student aid programs Monday as education
ministers from across Canada met
in Victoria to discuss national
education policy.
Dave Frank, Alma Mater Society
president, charged governments are
taking away concrete forms of student aid like tax credits and providing less concrete forms of aid.
"The federal government is pulling a scam with post secondary
education funding," said Frank.
The federal government plans to
stop the tuition fee and education
deduction from federal income tax
and replace it with a federal bursary
"Five years down the road no
one will be able to keep track of the
money," Frank said.
The problems facing students are
- multi-faceted said student board rep
Dave Dale. Dale urged that student
aid programs be restructured to
take account of students employment, housing and loans.
"Student aid has to be improved.
Financial pressure can cause
students to drop out," said Dale.
Under the current federal-
provincial fiscal arrangement
students get loan money from the
federal government and non
repayable grants from the provinces.
The federal loan limit of $1,800
has not increased since 1976.
Derek DeBiasio, education
minister Bill Vander Zalm's assistant, said Thursday post secondary
funding will be a major topic of
discussion at the three day Council
of Ministers of Education meeting.
Because the federal limits haven't
been raised for so long, it has put
pressure on the provincial programs, said DeBiasio.
The provinces have increased
funding to meet inflation, he added.
Student affairs vice-provost Neil
Risebrough said students will need
substantially increased funds to
meet the volume of applicants expected again next year for aid programs.
"Due to the increase in student
aid applications about $5 million
came out of the univesity's
operating budget," Risebrough said.
He is also concerned about
policy. "It will be up to Victoria to
establish a method of determining
who gets what," Risbrough said.
"There is only so much money.
Either we will give everyone less or
establish a criteria for
Risebrough said he would like to
have meetings with the University
of Victoria and Simon Fraser
University to design a uniform program.
Frat prank
'over blown'
—noil lucent* photo
WOULD YOU LIKE a flower, er, apple, that is, says member of fanatical
indoctrinate Aggies led by the Reverend Sun Myung Agg. The Reverend is
presently incarcerated in the U.S. for tax evasion but the Great God of
phosphate fertilizers along with the angel of instant plant food will soon
rescue him in a blinding flash of solar energy and set him down in Mac-
millan proving the gods great great greatness. This is Aggie week
A recent Psi Upsilon fraternity
prank may lead to student court
charges and a formal complaint to
the fraternity's head office.
"Students want to charge the
pledges in student court with conduct unbecoming an Alma Mater
Society member," ombudsperson
Gray McMullen said Monday.
McMullen would not name the
students pressing charges against
the students who performed sexual
acts on a black inflatable doll at the
Pit Jan. 15.
But McMullen said charges can't
be made at this time because the
pledges' names are unknown, and
the fraternity is not an AMS
Even with a conviction, the maximum penalty student court can impose is a $10 fine or removal of
AMS privileges, which include the
right to play varsity sports,
McMullen said.
AMS president Dave Frank, said
Monday that the Pit manager has
dealt with the problem sufficiently.
"The manager has talked to the Pit
Students can take the case to student court, said Frank but added
the court is a farce.
Inter-fraternity council president
Ray Castelli said Monday the incident has been blown out of proportion.
"The event was the action of a
pledge in one fraternity," Castelli
said. He said Psi Upsilon's president Stephen Rowell is sorry and
has apologized.
"The event happened before he
realized what happened," Castelli
He said a rubber hose, not a rubber penis, was used, only one pledge
actually abused the inflatable doll,
and the tube was never forced into
the figure.
McMullen said students are circulating a petition condemning the
"prank" and sending letters of
complaint to the fraternity's U.S.
headquarters and the IFC.
The students are not considering
action against the Pit. "The initiators of the action are more
responsible," McMullen said.
"People mean well by the petition, but we're not the big, bad
AMS. We've already dealt with the
problem," Frank said.
BCIT hit by second strike, classes as usual
Strike action by about 300
employees at the B.C. Institute of
Technology resumed Monday.
Employees went back to work as
a demonstration of good faith Jan.
18 but lack of action forced workers
back onto picket lines, B.C.
Government Employees Union
negotiator Diane Nelson said.
The union first struck the Institute Jan. 13.
The strike has closed the cafeteria
and stopped support services but
classes are continuing.
Students and instructors crossed
picket lines again Monday.
The union originally asked for a
14 per cent salary increase plus protection against sexual harassment, a
clause on video display terminals
and numerous other points, Nelson
"We would like a fair agreement
but we have been offered zero.
There are quite a few outstanding
issues but it is not just the money,"
she said. BCIT president Gordon
Thorn said Monday, "The issue is
money. The BCGEU have asked for
a 15.5 per cent increase plus an additional four per cent differential
cost on overtime and shift work.
They are also asking for maternity
leave compensation and the
establishment of a professional
development fund.
"The   institute   cannot   run   a
deficit and we don't want to propose a settlement which would
result in employee layoffs," Thorn
said. BCIT offered to maintain the
current salary of all employees with
a salary increase of three per cent-
cent to all employees not yet at the
top of their salary scale, Thorn said.
"We have also proposed to set
aside $5,000 for the establishment
of a daycare centre on campus," he
said. Thorn says the union also
wants to have arbitration.
"Under the BCIT Act, the union
has the right to take BCIT to arbitration unilaterally whereas the
reverse isn't true. That is to say that
BCIT can't disagree," Thorn said.
"We would prefer to negotiate
rather than arbitrate but we can't
take this right away from the union,
nor would we want to."
But Nelson said the union is willing   to   negotiate.
Media sabotages trial
Five people arrested in connection with several
B.C. bombings will appear in court Wednesday, but
their trial by the commercial press has already begun.
"I'm appalled by the coverage this issue has received," said Stan Guenther, lawyer for three of the people arrested Thursday.
The five Lower Mainland residents face 15 charges
each, involving last May's bombing of a Vancouver
Island B.C. Hydro substation and November's
firebombing of three Red Hot Video outlets.
"I'm really concerned about the right of these people to a fair trial," said Guenther. "The police are attempting to try this in the press."
Guenther said police called a press conference last
Friday shortly after publication of court proceedings
was banned at a surprise court hearing.
"I have no problem with information being
distributed to the press," he said. "But through inference and implication the press is portraying these
people as terrorists who are guilty of the charges."
"I'm concerned that we will have difficulty finding
an impartial jury," said Guenthur. Lawyers have not
had an opportunity to speak privately with the peo
ple they are representing, he added.
Stan Shillington, spokesperson from Vancouver's
Co-ordinated Law Enforcement Unit, refused to say
whether numerous weapons shown on television and
newspapers had all belonged to the people arrested.
"That's under investigation," he said.
Police also raided homes and a business in Vancouver, Surrey and New Westminster while the arrests were being made.
"I don't know where the police got all those guns
from," said Guenther.
Shillington said he would not respond to questions
about Guenther's criticism of media coverage. "It's a
free country . . . you (Guenther) can say what you
want," he said.
Macleod bookstore manager Don Stewart said the
Toronto Star misrepresented him. He was quoted as
saying he was establishing a defence committee for
the accused. "There will not be anything called a
defence committee," said Stewart. "There will be a
support group committee meeting after the court appearance."
"The commercial press is certainly conducting its
own trial," he said. Page 2
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doesn't know what the faculty
association's arbitrated wage settlement, currently under review, will
"It's not prudent and it's not like
him. He could be clutching at air to
get that number," he said. "It all
depends on (provincial compensation stabilization commissioner) Ed
Peck's settlement."
If the settlement turns out to be
about six percent, the budget will
balance, he said. If it is higher than
anticipated "we're screwed," added Frank.
Lusztig said the university has
received "messages" from the provincial government that funding
will not increase next fiscal year.
Student senator Lisa Hebert said
finance minister Hugh Curtis's announcement about the zero percent increase comes as a "shock."
Inflation will not be taken into account and the university will be
financially strapped, she said.
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Vandals hit
The University of Saskatchewan
women's centre is calling recent
vandalization of its office "just
another example of violence against
women being used to silence them."
Damage included anti-women
graffiti on the walls, file paper
thrown on the floor, destruction of
photos of centre members and
urine on tables. A copy of the Red
Eye, the Engineering Students'
Society newspaper, was left on the
"Fuck me, I love it," was scrawled on the chest of a daycare doll left
lying on the floor.
"We've been in the news
challenging things lately," said
Cathy Holdslander from the centre,
"so this was not entirely unexpected. We have no idea who it
might have been. We suspect some
people who have been hostile to us
but we have nothing firm."
The centre has approached the U
of S Students' Union to repair the
But according to USSU vice-
president Beth OUey the vandalism
was "not that bad."
"We're not going to the insurance company unless the
Women's Centre can demonstrate
that the cost is over $50, otherwise it
would be cheaper for the USSU to
pick up the expense," she said.
Olley said the USSU is not planning any further action. "There really comes a limit of what you can do
about a one-time act.
"If it was us, we'd just get the
janitors in and clean it up," she
Saskatoon police say the incident
is still under investigation.
Old chant raises
fighting spirit
Canadian University Press
It's an old rallying cry for
students, but the eight people at the
front of the room began chanting
like it's new.
It started softly. "They say cutback, we say fight back. They say
cutback, we say fight back."
Over the chanting, a role call vote
took place. Delegates at the first
general meeting of the Canadian
Federation of Students (Pacific
Region) were voting on a proposed
spring campaign against cutbacks
to post secondary education.
As campus after campus, including UBC, gave support to the
campaign plan, the chanting got
louder. Finally the role call was
done — support was unanimous.
"They say cut back . . ." Forty
frenzieu students representing IS
B.C. institutions had joined the
chanting,". . . we say fight back."
The chanting reached its climax,
and ended with an eruption of clapping and desk pounding. The campaign committee report was done.
It was the highlight of a five day
conference where UBC delegates
joined students from across B.C. to
give shape to the fledgling CFS.
Though the conference, which ended Sunday, was slow paced and
TAU wages set
A wage increase recently won by
UBC teaching assistants has been
approved by the provincial restraint
Compensation stabilization commissioner Ed Peck approved the
6.36 per cent increase Jan. 17.
Under provincial law, wage settlements must be approved by the
stabilization office, which is
roughly following the federal
government's six and five per cent
bogged down by details, delegates
came alive when it came time to
plan the campaign.
The federation's main targets this
spring will be student employment
and government funding. The planned publicity tactics are not new or
original, but special emphasis has
been placed on attracting student
The campaign calls for each campus to organize anti-cutback teams,
which will work on educating
students about the effects of funding cutbacks. A week of action,
featuring soup kitchens, rallies and
guerilla theatre is planned for Feb.
The campaign's biggest day is
March 23, when B.C. will join
students from across the country in
nation wide protest.
It's a traditional campaign plan
for student protest, but this year it
has special significance. The year old
federation needs a major success if
it hopes to survive.
Many of it's member campuses,
including UBC have yet to hold
referenda on paying fees to the
federation, and those funds are
But more importantly the federation has so far failed to make an impression on students. Not only is
there a low level of participation,
many students do not realize they
even belong to the federation.
As one delegate said, "We're not
really sure if people know what's
going on. Education is really going
down the drain. Students can't get
summer jobs, the government may
try to cut back financial aid, the
federal government is talking about
reducing its commitment to education by $6 million, and provincial
funding is being cut back.
"CFS has got to mobilize
—alitwn hoons photo
"HURRY UP" says impatient student to very slow friend. Students ran out door across pavement to wonderful
English class, hoping bell would not ring before they squatted on hard floor in room too full of eager minds. Bell
rang, and door closed on students forever, forcing overthrow of evil government.
Solidarity survives, thrives
Farabundo Marti is long dead,
but his memory and struggle live
As the civil war in El Salvador
continued, people around the world
gathered Saturday to show their
support for the Democratic Revolutionary Front guerrillas. The date
chosen for the International Day of
Solidarity with the people of El
Salvador, Jan. 22, was the date
Farabundo Marti led the beginning
of the 1932 peasant insurrection.
In Vancouver, 250 people attended a public meeting at Britannia
centre with FDR member Jose
Pedro Cevillos as keynote speaker.
"This is a very special day for
Salvadorans who are involved in the
struggle because it represents a process   of  struggle  that   began  in
1932," Cevillos said in an interview
Saturday afternoon.
"This day is a repudiation of the
policies of the Salvadoran and
American governments, and so it
strengthens and elevates the
morale of the revolutionary combatants in El Salvador," he said.
Cevillos criticized the U.S. congress for stating human rights violations in El Salvador had decreased.
"How can you speak of improvement of human rights when the
Salvadoran government is responsible for the murder of 35,000 people?" he asked.
University students have played
an important role in the war, both
politically and militarily, said
Cevillos. "Many students have
abandoned their classes to take up
Our man in Ottawa
"Joe Clark is a sober man —
that's important in politics," a
federal member of parliament dryly
said Monday.
Bill Clarke (PC-Vancouver
Quadra) told 15 people in SUB 212
he is a great admirer of the official
opposition's leader and is delighted
with Clark's performance. Clarke
did not give reasons for his support.
Clarke is upset at next week's
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lower than the current paper, The Martlet, were actually based on rates up to 100 per cent higher.
Director Keith Piddington, who was the only
director to support the motion, said the board was
failing to respond to student wishes.
Director Larry Beaudet said that Read had offered
him a column and editorial support for an AMS
presidential campaign, if Beaudet supported the
UVic Times proposal. "Do we want someone with
such moral backbone?" asked Beaudet rhetorically.
Read's argument that clubs and undergraduate
societies wanted a second paper to get increased
coverage was damaged when political science vice
president Dick DeBoer spoke against the paper.
"We would rather see the AMS provide money for
a (undergraduate society) supplement, to be inserted
into the Martlet on a monthly basis," he said.
VICTORIA (CUP) — Times are tough at the
University of Victoria, but they're especially tough
for the UVic Times.
The UVic Alma Mater Society board of directors
voted almost unanimously Jan. 16 against the proposed second student paper.
Brendan Read, repeatedly insulted by hostile directors during the meeting, seemed un-nerved but unsurprised as a motion to allocat $500 to the paper and
allow it to solicit local advertising failed.
Read warned board members, "I'm president of
the Progressive Conservative club — this could be the
best thing you could have done for us." He hinted
the UVic Times may yet appear in another form.
The proposal lost credibility when it was
discovered the projected revenue for the paper, supposedly based on advertising rates 10 to 15 per cent
leadership review at the Progressive
Convervative general meeting in
"Leadership reviews at general
conventions are non-productive,"
he said. Clarke said a call for a
leadership convention is a vote
against the leadership.
In other news, Clarke said he is
delighted Vancouver city ridings
will not receive more seats in the
house of commons and that they
were not altered in any way as a
result of the current addition and
reshuffling of seats.
"It's a nuisance," he said.
On university funding, Clarke
admitted he has not done a lot
despite UBC being located in his
constituency. Clarke is also chair of
the public accounts committee
which is reponsible for reviewing
Clarke spoke at UBC in
November and promised he would
look into the arms race issue
But at the meeting Clarke
repeated comments made then and
said, "I confess that I know a lot
more about the arms race issue today than I did three months ago."
"I feel it is necessary for Canada to
test the Cruise. There is no danger it
will be armed," he said.
arms, seeing that is the fundamental
form of struggle in winning the
"They are also participating in
the zones of (FDR/FMLN) control
by doing educational and
agricultural work," he said.
Few listen to
AMS hopefuls
If Friday's all-candidates meeting
for Alma Mater Society executive
positions is any indication, this
week's election promises to be a
While more than 150 students were
in the SUB conversation Pit, less
than 25 were actually attentive to
the speeches.
During a break in the speeches
current AMS president Dave Frank
asked presidential candidate Doug
Low if he wanted a tour of the AMS
office, and an explanation of AMS
"Who are you?" was Low's
Voting for the five executive positions starts this evening in the three
single student residences, and continues Wednesday through Friday
across campus.
Grad vote not
a conspiracy
The results of the graduate studies
student senate election contested by
both candidates will stand according to the registrar's office.
"Without knowing the results of
the election the committee was
unanimous," said Mary Raphael
Monday. "Basically we are saying
that there were no deliberate violations of the procedures by either
candidate or by The Ubyssey," said
Penny Jones won the election
with 60 votes to Frank Frigon's 22.
The Ubyssey in its election
coverage accidentally switched the
names above election material submitted by the candidates. Page 4
Tuesday, January 25,1983
January 25, 1863
The Ubyssey is published every Tuesday and Friday through the university year by the
Alma Mater Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and
are not necessarily those of the AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian
University Press. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in SUB 241k, with the advertising office
in SUB 266. Editorial department 228-2301; Advertising 228-3977.
•Mark Attisha' said Lisa Morry 'Bless you' said Sarah Cox. But, Robert Beynon was worried. 'Get out' he squealed.' 'Yes, we don't want your germs'
said Monte Stewart- You might have something contageous' added Doug Schmidt. Meanwhile the office hypochondiracs, Neil Lucente, Stephen
Wisenthal and Jean Mustard were scuttling for the door. 'Like rats leaving a plague-ridden ship' chortled Brian Jones. When they heard that Muriel
Driaasma and Peter Berlin rushed to the locker and broke out the yellow flag. But, as Cathy McGann pointed out, it didn't matter because the AMS
alreedy had them in quarantine. Nurse Shaffin Shariff setflessly ministered to the really sick staff members, Robby Robertson and Glen Sanford.
Meenwhile Arnold Hestrom and Jean Mustard prepared to bury the dead quartermaster Craig Brooks at sea. Alison Hoens blew her nose, long and
hard, it sounded remarkably like the last post.
Reviewer subject of a new play
Since one of the alleged goals of
the Vile Rag is to promote culture at
this institution, please accept the
following scene outline for a play
A Character in Search
of a Reviewer
Players:    Muriel   Draaisma,
Shadow image of Draaisma, Audience
Act 1, Scene 1
Draaisma is all alone on stage doing a song and dance routine, trying
to steal the show, instead of sitting
in the audience and reviewing, like
she's supposed to. She blacks out;
apparently the challenge is too
much for her.
Scene 2
When she comes to, she finds
herself sitting in the audience looking at her shadow image on stage.
Draaisma wants to get on with her
song and dance, but her shadow image won't let her. It states that it is
an actress who wasn't given a fair
shake by the critics. To help erase
feelings of failure it needs to find a
reviewer who can be shown how to
give an objective review. Draaisma
can't resist and says she'll give it a
Act 2
Draaisma is in the audience
screaming for no apparent reason
about the last play she saw. Her
shadow image is on stage observing
It interrupts her tirade and points
out that a reviewer must base his or
her criticisms logically, without
emotional prejudice and not
criticize just for criticism's sake or
show, Draaisma tries again but
over-compensates and ends up babbling illogically, totally misapplying
the intent of the clear, well-
delivered lesson just given. When
her shadow image breaks out in
derisive laughter, Draaisma once
again blacks out.
Scene 3
Draaisma comes to again and
finds herself among the audience.
Her shadow image decides to give it
one last try. It tries to explain to
Draaisma the concept of the illusion
of reality and the reality of illusion
as it applies to plays and reviewers.
Draaisma is totally confused —
the only audience member to be so
— and starts shouting at the audience in a grating voice, "Lousy,
disturbing, poorly explained, can't
be done!" Once again she blacks
out, this time apparently unable to
handle the emotional intensity.
When she wakes up she is all alone;
her shadow image has left in
Rudi Rudolph
grad studies
Ghostly cuts
The University of British Columbia may face drastic cutbacks in the next
two months. But then again it might not. Not even the very highest in the
land administration president Doug Kenny seems quite sure. He's suggested that around $700,000 may have to be trimmed from the budget for
the last two months of the fiscal year, the equivalent of a $4.2 million annual cut. But the announcement does not even consider the faculty salary
question which is still unresolved.
In public, everyone is keeping a calm face. But you can bet that in the
secretive atmosphere of the bunker-like administration building top flight
bureaucrats are running about frantically, scissors poised, looking for
something, anything to cut. What they will cut is anybody's guess.
Outside of the administrators, nobody has any input into the discussion
of what is to be pruned except the unfortunate deans who act as the reluctant hatchet people.
The bureaucratic surgeons are going to have a busy year. After cutting
off a limb now they are going to have to lop off a few more during the summer and fall because UBC is probably going to get a zero percent budget
increase in the next fiscal year.
With B.C. inflation rates running 10 per cent, the same government funding level will only purchase 90 per cent of the education it would have
bought this year.
Staff, services, faculty, courses, maybe even whole programs and
departments may go. Fortunately morale is not too low on campus despite
previous year's cutbacks — this is because those unfortunates who get the
chop are whisked away under cover of night. The rest of the university
population goes 'Phew, lucky it wasn't me' and carries on regardless. But
this happy illusion cannot last.
If the Provincial govenment goes on forcing large cuts on UBC pretty
soon the campus will be a deserted fairyland, full of haunted ivory towers.
The professional assassins in the administration building will be dragging
chains desperately scanning the empty horizon for signs of life they can
chop or scare away.
Edit applauded
The Ubyssey is to be congratulated for the sensitive and incisive editorial in Friday's paper
(End of Joke, Jan. 21). It is important that the mentality of the
students who regarded it as amusing
to sexually abuse the effigy of a
black female be recognised for what
it is — racist and sexist. As the
editorial pointed out, such
behaviour is unacceptable to
women; it is unacceptable to black
people; and it is unacceptable in a
university, which has a special
responsibility to lead the way in setting standards for the whole community.
Almost 15 years ago, in Jan.
1968, a similar "joke" was
perpetrated at UBC when, according to The Ubyssey, a fraternity
meet featured skits "depicting
Negroes being beaten by Ku Klux
Klansmen and whites being beaten
by Negroes." The reaction from the
student non-violent co-cordinating
committee to that episode is worth
repeating: "We find it most
disgusting that the so-called
educated members of an academic
community could re-introduce one
of the most shameful, outrageous,
and dehumanizing periods of history
— that of slavery."
It is hard to believe that a generation later, racist attitudes have still
not been eradicated. What is even
worse is that racism is now coupled
with sexism; this at a time when the
attention of the community has
been forcibly drawn to the subject
of violence against women by the
Capitalist spenders wanted
This is last call for applications to
be a member of the referendum
capital projects committee. This
committee will be recommending to
council for the next long while how
to implement the eight major projects to which you voted to give $20
a year.
If you are interested, pick up an
application form in SUB 238. The
committee is open to all students so
if you supported the referendum,
here's the best way to ensure that it
is finished off successfully. Hope
you'll volunteer your time.
Dave Frank,
soon-to-be-gone president
Buchanan bicycles
I should like to know who is responsible for the Bicycle Parking
Prohibited signs around the Buchanan building. In a few places, a
parked bicycle could block access to a wheel chair ramp, but in
others, the only conceivable motive seems to be someone's desire to
avoid the "unsightly" clutter of bicycles around his nice railings.
Unfortunately, these railings are among the only places where one
can lock a bike with a horseshoe-type lock. It is impossible to lock a
bike securely to the concrete racks, and a chain or cable is simply inadequate. I know because I had both on my bike when it was stolen
from UBC last year.
With all the money being spent by the Alma Mater Society, and
considering how many students ride to UBC, it would seem
reasonable that some AMS funds be spent on providing a few more
bike railings around the campus. A bike parking fee might be a good
idea. I have a $5 cheque for anyone who succeeds in getting some
more railings built around Buchanan.
Alan MacBean,
arts 3
increasing incidence of rape,
battering, and child abuse,
when women are crying out for support in their fight against the debasing and humiliating images of their
sex in the media.
The connection between the
racism and sexism is clear. Both
conceive human relationships in
terms of domination and submission, masters and slaves. But as The
Ubyssey editorial indicates, the
tolerance of the community for
such attitudes is coming to an end.
Women are not laughing, but
neither are those men who understand that their own dignity
demands an end to oppressive relationships, and the creation of a new
human community based on equality and love.
Hilda Thomas,
dept. of English
Grad gift
ideas needed
An open letter to all students
graduating this year:
All graduating students paid $7
this year which is used for the
organization of various graduation
ceremonies, the purchase of a gift
to the university and for rebates for
grad class photograph composites.
Numerous suggestions for the
graduating class gift to the university are proposed and at the annual
meeting of the grad class, grads
vote to decide which gift(s) should
be given. The annual general
meeting will be in Hebb theatre on
Thursday Feb. 3 at 12:30.
Ten per cent of graduating
students must attend the meeting
for the grad class vote to be valid. If
10 per cent do not attend, the grad
class gift ballots must be mailed out
to all of the graduating students.
This is very costly. We urge all
graduating students to attend.
Reports on the graduating class
ceremonies are also on the agenda,
plus a vote on the allocation of the
$7 grad fees. Those in attendance
will vote on whether the $4 rebate
for grad class composite
photographs should be discontinued.
Try to attend.
Jane Newton,
grad class committee Tuesday, January 25,1983
Page 5
AMS hacks pass, fail, flop during past year
Improved communications, better services, action on student concerns, lower Pit prices, and honesty
are some of the campaign promises
perpetually uttered by student
politicians in their quest for a nice
office and power.
But do they actually keep their
promises and represent students,
once elected?
With only three weeks left before
a new group of budding student
politicians take over, it has come
time to issue a report card on the
performance of current Alma
Mater Society executive members.
Dave Frank
In Jan. 1982, Frank promised to
student council for the AMS staff,
has had problems. He failed to keep
a tight reign of a new AMS general
manager in staff areas. As a result
the AMS staff turned into unilateral
decision makers.
Before Frank could blink, the
AMS staff had created their own
summer paper, virtually eliminating
the possibility of a summer
Ubyssey. After the fact, he did his
best to improve thai situation.
In the unilateral area Frank got
into hot water himself over illegally
spending $700 of society funds to
run a "yes" campaign for the AMS
fee referendum. It is indeed fortunate for him that he had a council
ready to rubber-stamp executive
decisions, or he might have been in
Frank was also apparently unconcerned over tuition fees going
^ff ***** %
talk, and that's what students got.
Frank made the AMS more visible over the year and helped improve student participation, if
slightly, in AMS activities.
His major accomplishment was
campaigning for a $20 AMS fee
referendum. Frank accomplished
this primarily through talking to
various AMS groups and soliciting
more imput than on previous attempts.
He has also learned from the
previous executive mistakes.
But Frank, who is responsible to
up five per cent. He failed to attend
the decisive board meeting.
Frank has done a satisfactory job
as president, well enough that he
gets a B for his work.
CUff Stewart
Cliff Stewart wanted to change
things in January, 1982.
"The AMS has traditionally been
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non-political. That must change if
we are to initiate changes for the
better at UBC," he said.
Tuition fees, cutbacks, housing,
accessibility and the Pit were his
main concerns, and he has at least
partially seen to some of these during his term of office.
Perhaps the most successful and
visible outcome of his vice-
presidency was a Pit survey. While
Stewart identified many student
concerns, his over zealous attempt
to reestablish wall murals in the Pit
led to a sexist set of graphics on the
Stewart also helped initiate provincial voter registration, although
an election never did materialize.
Stewart did his part towards
housing, by being a major force
behind the recent $20 AMS capital
building vote.
But Stewart sat idly back as the
board raised tuition fees.
To his credit, Stewart, and AMS
president Frank helped secure
substantial student aid, but only for
this year.
While short-term concerns are
fine, long-term concerns were ignored for the most part.
He labeled a re-enactment of the
1922 Great Trek "not a parade, but
rather a celebration." Any possible
anti-cutback protest was played
down because "the people watching
the event behind a TV have far
worse problems than students,"
Stewart said.
Stewart, an engineering student,
suffered greatly from lack of time
during his term. Most of what he
accomplished was done during the
summer, when he was employed
full-time by the AMS.
In general, a reasonable job, a
few promises broken, and problems
talking and negotiating with AMS
groups, gives Stewart a C.
James Hollis
Finance Director
James Hollis ran for finance
director, offering to bring "responsible fiscal management" to the
Responsible fiscal management
he has brought.
Responsible people management
he hasn't.
Hollis has made the Pit more efficient, and turned the games room
into a $125,000 profit making
But improvements in AMS financial position have come at the ex-
A prize in the amount of $1,000 has been made
available by the late Dr. William G. Black for an
essay on some aspect of Canadian contemporary
society. The topic will be designed to attract
students from all disciplines. The competition is
open to all students who are enrolled in
undergraduate programs and who do not already
possess a graudate degree. A single essay topic of
a general nature related to Canadian contemporary society will be presented to students at the
time of the competition. Duration of the competition will be three hours.
Time and Place:
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pense of people and AMS organizations.
In January 1982, Hollis said "I
am in favor of dropping the AMS
fee levy from film society prices."
He then implemented a $5,000 levy
on film soc for use of the SUB
auditorium, an asset already paid
off by a student building levy. The
move forced film soc prices to
Hollis brought about changes he
wanted through the AMS back
door. In the case of the film soc
amendments, followed last week by
Ubyssey budgets amendments, he
introduced them at budget committee meeting to which organization
representatives were not invited.
Citing urgency, Hollis rammed
both through council.
Hollis gets a C in fiscal management, a F in people management, a
D overall.
Cynthia Southard
External Affairs Coordinator
What can you say about someone
with 31 alligator shirts?
Cynthia Southard was elected to
the position last year by a heavy
protest vote against the other candidate in the race, a former member
of the Rhinocerous and Platypus
She said while campaigning "I
am confident I could contribute to
the job," but has done little or
nothing for students during her
term off the job."
She did nothing in the area of increased student aid. She has not
fulfilled a campaign promise to
"publicize the position," unless attending university receptions fits into that category. Nor has she helped
build up the university profile, a
Southard also promised to help
build up the profile of the Canadian
Federation of Students, a national
lobby   and  service  organization,
before a vote next year on membership.
Not only has she failed to do this,
but she avoids CFS conferences like
the plague.
She also did nothing to protest
the halving of health care grants,
both areas under her jurisdiction.
For Southard, a big F.
Alan Pinkney
Director of Administration
Pinkney inherited the position
Dec. 1, after the AMS had gone
through three people in the position
in just over a year.
He lost a problem-filled October
election, later declared invalid by
student court, to Scott Ando.
Pinkney was exhonerated by the
court. Council appointed him to the
position, since there was insufficient time in the term to hold
another election.
Since coming to power, Pinkney
has maintained the status quo in the
areas under his jurisdiction. While
having to deal with asbestos in the
SUB, and the day-to-day operations
of the student administrative commission, which he chairs, Pinkney
has not yet advanced any real
changes. He has spent most of his
time clearing up problems from
previous directors.
Due to the lack of time in office,
it is only possible to give Pinkney an
appropriate mark: I (incomplete).
Craig Brooks is a former AMS
administration director who thinks
the current executive have grave
problems, but still prefers to work
on The Ubyssey than dabble in petty student politics.
Freestyle is a column of opinion,
wit, humor, analysis and insane
ramblings open to Ubyssey staff
members. Other members of the
university community get to use the
Perspective column.
Retroactive Pay for TAs and Markers
The recently negotiated wage increase for TAs and Markers is
retroactive to Sept. 1, 1982. TAs and Markers currently
employed will receive their retroactive pay on the January pay
cheque. TAs and Markers whose employment began on or
after Sept. 1, 1982 and terminated on or before Dec. 31, 1982
must apply for retroactive pay. Such former employees
should apply within the next three months for retroactive pay
through the Department, School or Faculty in which they
were employed.
Nominations are invited for the five executive positions
of the Society. These are: PRESIDENT, VICE-
Any student registered in the Faculty of Graduate
Studies are eligible.
Nominations close on Tuesday, February 8/83. Elections are scheduled at the Graduate Student Centre for
the week from Monday, February 21 to Friday,
February 25/83. Nomination forms may be obtained
from Graduate Student Society /Centre Office.
Godwin Eni/Electoral Officer, GSS
Annual General Meeting — GSS Members may submit
items for placement on the agenda of the Annual
General meeting (to be held towards the end of
March/ 83) provided such items are received by the GSS
Council before Feb. 15/83. Page 6
Ftm eaujml lunch and film Reddy KoHeck's
Jerusalem, noon, HkW houaa.
Development education tehee - a weekly eerie*
exploring international development laouee. To-
de/a topic: Sharing Global raaourcaa, tha how
and why of raaourea dtetributkxi, 7:30 p.m.. In-
tamatlonal Houaa uppar lounga.
Meeting, 11:30 a.m., SUB 224.
Anyona Intaraatad In atardng a Hang Gliding
aub, contact Rob Kridar, Geophysics 236.
Walt Dieney's Tha Many Advanturaa of Winnie
tha Pooh, piua Tha Ugly Duckling, 6:30 p.m.,
SUB auditorium. »1.S0. eight flma for *6. Call
228-4411 for 226-6778 for mora info.
Soup lunch, coma for gabbing and gorging,
noon, St. Mark'* lunch room.
Badminton drop-in, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oaboma
cantra gym A and B. Ragiatratkxi to Jan. 26 for
Fab. 6-6 alplna aquaah grand prix round 11.
Draw-up Fab. 2.
Registration for Fab. 6-6 Sutherland tannia grand
Prix Round 11, Fab. 2.
Spaniah film: A Ganar, with Bin Sato apaaking, 2
p.m.. International Houaa board room.
Bin Soto from DaNaa Taxaa evangeliat, aingar
and recording artist, 7:30 p.m., SUB 211.
Video replay of Thunderbirda exciting 4-3 hockey
win over Calgary Dinoaauni laat Friday night, 8
p.m., tha Pit.
Free legal advice program, noon-2 p.m., SUB
General meeting, 11:30 - 1:30 p.m., Lutheran
Campus centre conference room.
Hockey game, fraternities va. CFUN Cydonaa.
8:30 p.m., Thunderbird arena.
Dr. Max Walters, head of the department of
medicine at the Acute Care hospital speaks on
cardiology, noon, IRC 1.
General meeting, come out and learn about our
newly adopted prisoners, noon, SUB 215.
General meeting, everyone welcome to open
discussion on the Baha'i faith, 1-2:30 p.m., SUB
General meeting, anyone welcome, noon. International House.
Lester C. Thurlow speaks on Why is Productivity
not Increasing, noon, Buch. A104.
Film Show: Let My People go (Jews in search of
a homelend) and The Jews of Winnipeg, 8 p.m..
Gate 4 International House.
Weekly meeting, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., SUB 213.
{Please use one Tween class form for each
meeting, thank you.)
Aggie week continues . . . tug o'war, Mclnnes
field (next to SUB), noon. Boat races, noon,
Panel rtieciiaaion on forests, with Bruce Fraaar,
Malaaplna cotege, and Clay retry. Robert Sket-
ly, J. G. BuBen. and Richard OversUI, 7 p.m.,
2180 Maple St. Fern Included. «2.
Lunch, rap whh the Rabbi, noon, HrM houaa.
Special event — hot doge, bear and cheap ontr-
telnmont Icerde and gemee provided!, I.d. not re-
quirad, 6 p.m., HtM Houaa.
Literature table, noon, SUB.
Executive aloctlona, aN day, aM over campua.
Winter carnival photography contact, laat day for
entries and fudging.   Peace gym  (previouety
known m War Memorial).
StsMfinQ convTwttM mMtinQ, m wwcoitw, noon,
Angus 214.
Info on atergiea, noon-11:30 p.m., apaakeaay,
SUB concourse. Akw Friday.
Letter-writing workshop, noon-1:30 p.m., SUB
Noon bible study, bring your lunch, noon, SUB
Woman, including three-time defending Canadian champion Petti Sakaki va. laat veer's Canadian chempione Manitoba Biaona, 7 p.m.,
Oaboma cantra gymneetice gym.
Whither the World Economy, noon, Buch. A104.
Lester C. Thurlow, professor of management
and economics, MIT, speaks.
Variety show, tickets $2 at door, all proceeds to
CFMI orphans fund, 8 p.m., SUB ballroom.
Beer garden, 4-6 p.m., SUB ballroom, all proceeds to CFMI orphens fund.
Letter writing workshop, noon, SUB 224.
General meeting, noon, SUB 205.
Bzzr gerden, 4-6 p.m.. Psychology annex 123.
Romance language evenings, 7:30 p.m.. Gate 4
Internetional House.
Short but important meeting of all graduating
students. PSSA executive meeting to follow,
noon, Buch. penthouse.
Aggie week is still on . . . Goldfish and pie
eating, noon, SUB plaza. Student-prof night,
Cecil Green.
Media update — report on the West Bank, noon,
HWel houae.
Literature table, drop by for Marxiat literature
end dlscuseion, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., SUB
Tuesday, January 25,1963
Superba soiree, our annual wine and chisel party. Coma and practise your French, 7:30 p.m.,
Cedl Green park. Tickets at AMS box office,
members $4, non-members IS.
Meeting thle week wM be held In tha Lutheran
Campua Centre, noon, Lutheran Campua centra.
Drop-in volleyball 7:30-8:30 p.m.. Peace gym.
Curing bonapW, draw-up, Thunderbird winter
sports centra. Continues to Saturday.
Second annual Grouee mountain Slalom aki
challenge, eJ day, Grouee Mountain. Starting
time rag. 8 a.m.
Noua voua offrone, una Superfoe Soirae de ams-
fromepea-muaique-denee. Le bWata eont seule-
ment $4 pour mombiae, 16 pour non-membree
(tout comprie) a AMS box office, 7:30 p.m.,
Cecil Green perk.
General meeting, noon, SUB 216.
Sponeoring tha Rock and Roll Seminar — a fact
filled eominar on Rock and Rod, 7:30 p.m.,
Scarfe 100.
Lecture on psychology of dentlatry by R.
Kleinknecht, noon. IRC 1. Tour of Dr.
Johneton'a office hee been cancelled.
Aggie week, and the animals in blue want to give
everyone a free lunch! Pentathalon, featuring
beer, egg, goldfish and haybale, SUB, by PIT entrance, noon.
Film: Kung Fu As Folk Art, noon, Asian centre
Stammttsch evening, 7:30 p.m.. Gate 4 International House.
General meeting, noon, Hennings 302.
General meeting, topic TBA, noon. Brock hall
Practices for league play, players needed. No experience necessary. For information call 733-3877.
Bake sete, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., SUB concourse.
Second annual revolutionary bzzr baah, 7:30
p.m. - midnight, SUB 212.
Gym night, 8:30 - 11:30 p.m., Osborne gym A.
Party,   membera   and   their   gueeta   are   aH
General meeting, everybody welcome to open
discussion on the Bahai faith, 1-2:30 p.m., SUB
Executive electione, ell day, all over cempue.
Dlscuseion led by Abdelle Jamal on "78 student
firmans, noon, SUB 207.
John Rothman speeks, noon, Buch. A204.
Meeting, noon, SUB 216.
Guys end dolls premier, 8 p.m., old auditorium.
Conversation hour, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.. International Houee mein lounge.
The Slow Boat
has finally arrived
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welcome, 8 p.m.. Garden room, graduate centre.
Executive elections, a* day, el over campua.
Dance, 8 p.m. - midnight, SUB partyroom.
Conversation hour, noon. International Houae
main lounge.
Soup lunch, e gourmet experience, noon, St.
Mark's kitchen.
Ken Hancock, from Toronto's Cruiae Mioses
Conversion Project, speaks on Stopping tha
Cruise, noon, SUB 206.
Beer garden and free movie: Easy Rider, 4-7
p.m., SUB 216.
Va. league leading Alberta Golden Beam in a
Canada West league game, 8 p.m. Thunderbird
Tournament featuring six conference taama,
UBC men and woman and are each ranked fifth
In the country, 4 and 8:30 p.m. Men; 1:46 p.m.
end 6:16 p.m. Women; Peace gym.
Women's meet with the University of Montana.
UBC will host the Canada West Championships
Feb. 17-18, 7 p.m., Aquatic centre.
Northwest coHegiete ski conference meet on
Grouee mountain. SFU and other schools wNI
compete, croae country in morning,  10 e.m..
Grouse mountain.
Annual winter bal dkmer fotowed by dance,
6-12 p.m., SUB partyroom. Tickets avaiable et
the AMS ticket office »1B; 113.60 members. *3
dance only.
Dance featuring the French Letters, at proceeds
to CFMI orphan's fund, 8 p.m.. Commodore
Bridge tournament, 6 p.m., SUB 212.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, plus
The Ugly Duckling, 3 p.m., SUB auditorium.
♦1.50. Bght ferns for «6.
Radio broadcast of Thunderbirda va. Alberta
Golden Bears. Canada West league game on 102
FM at 7:60 p.m.. Game at Thunderbird erene, 8
Tournament featuring aix conference teams.
UBC men end women sre ranked number five in
the country. Women play at 9:16 a.m., 1:46
p.m., and 6:16 p.m. Men at 11:30 a.m., 4 p.m.
and 8:30 p.m. Peace gym.
Vs. Pegasus, 2 p.m., Worfeon field.
Junior varsity women va. Portland General Electric, 2 p.m., Osborne gym A.
Fund raiaing row-a-thon to raiee money to buy
equipment. To pledge money per kilometer
phone Vancouver Rowing Club at 687-3400, 9
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15 — Found
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25 — Instruction
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35 — Lost
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BROTHERS: That which the ancient Greeks
have given us has survived for over 2000
years. Schlong.
50 — Rentals
65 — Scandals
SCANDALS: Zionists beware J.R. is coming
to U.B.C. Feb. 3 A204.
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99 — Miscellaneous Tuesday, January 25,1983
Page 7
Hertzog story far from Blank
Les Blank's documentary on the
making of Werner Herzog's Fitz-
carraldo is a study of obsession, of
director Herzog's overwhelming
desire to fulfill an apparently impossible dream.
Burden Of Dreams
Directed by Les Blank
Playing at the Ridge
Not since Coppola's Apocalypse
Now has a director risked and
sacrificed so much to make a film.
Ironically both Herzog's Fitzcar-
raldo and Blank's Burden Of
Dreams are protraits of egoism, the
selfish pursuit of ends through self-
justifiable means.
Fitzcarraldo is an obscure Irish
entrepreneur living in Iquitos, Peru
during the 1800's, whose dream is
to bring Enrico Caruso to the Peruvian Indians. He steamboats up the
Amazon, enlists the help of the
local natives and manages to pull
his boat over an isthmus to a hitherto unnavigable tributary of the
Amazon. There he has rights to
rubber trees with which he will fund
his dream.
But the natives release his ship into the rapids as a sacrifice to the
river god. Once his vessel is repaired
Fitzcarraldo takes a mediocre opera
company to Iquitos as a pathetic
denouement to his valiant struggles.
His dream is unfulfilled.
Herzog's plight, as recorded in
Blank's film, follows similar lines.
His initial dream of making the film
landed him in Peru, and Herzog
soon found he was a pawn in a
tribal and political power struggle.
The film's original cast soon bowed
out: Jason Robards contracted
severe   amoebic   dysentary  while
Mick Jagger left for a Rolling
Stones tour. Klaus Kinski was hired
to replace Robards and Jagger's
character was dropped. Shots were
delayed, planes crashed, people
died, and rival tribes attacked Herzog's native cast.
The problems were endless and
relentless. Herzog's central
metaphore of moving a 3S0 ton
steamship over an isthmus with the
aid of his Peruvian extras, was no
small feat. Herzong insisted that
shooting be done deep in the
Amazon jungle.
In Burden Of Dreams Herzog's is
perpetually in conflict with himself,
with the jungle, and his dream.
Perhaps too obstrusively, the examination alludes to Conrad's
Heart of Darkness. Herzog
descends from his lofty dream to
contempt for everything around
him, especially the jungle.
Cinematically, Blank's film is
electric with imagery and texture.
Depicting the natives as extensions
of the jungle, Blank focusses on
their naturalness, reflecting on their
tragic cultural deterioration due to
"Western contamination."
While some audiences may feel
there is a lack of focus in the film,
every shot is illuminating in spite
how trivial it may seem in relation
to the central theme. Blank's
documentation is very subjective.
He likes to create a mystique
around his "stars," and he even
refers to them as such in the credits.
Should documentary be subjective
or should it be singularly objective?
In this case no one following Herzog's ordeal could be unaffected.
The fanatical craving for fulfillment
of a dream is consuming.
Les Blank will be appearing at the
Robson Square Cinema on Feb. 1 at
7:30 p.m. He will be screening three
of his works: Stoney Knows How,
Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers,
and Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe.
for a task of the
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Tuesday, January 25,1983
(     SPORTS      )
Spikers a smash hit
In this hectic, 4-toumament
month of January, UBC men's
volleyball coach Dale Ohman felt
his team would learn how it stands
against the nation's top-ranked collegiate squads.
Well, the T-Birds showed they
are bonafide contenders for the national crown over the weekend, as
they disposed of the country's top
three squads to reach the finals of
the Dalhousie Classic in Halifax.
Although the 'Birds narrowly lost
the championship match to Penn
State (National Collegiate Athletic
Association number two ranked);
UBC's success against Canadian
opposition was a definite confidence booster, especially after a
disappointing fifth place finish last
week at the Winnipeg Invitational,
where Manitoba and Calgary trimmed the 'Birds.
The picture, however, changed at
Dalhousie. UBC opened the
tourney with a straight set win over
Winnipeg (ranked number three nationally), knocked off Manitoba
(number one), 3-2 and polished off
York University (number two) in
four games.
In the final, the 'Birds jumped
ahead, winning the first two games,
but the Nittany Lions roared back,
15-13, 16-14, and 15-11 to capture
the Dalhousie Classic.
Nonetheless, it was a positive
tournament for UBC as the team
returns home to host a Canada
West meet this weekend at Peace
UBC dunked by Vikings
—alleon hoena photo
BASH . . . but UBC volleyballers crashed to defeat in this game
against Red Lions in the Peace gym on Saturday.
'Bird Droppings   j
UBC sailing team triumphed over
very tough American opposition in
the UBC Winter team regatta at
Jericho sailing club on Saturday.
UBC 'A' team who finished second in this regatta last year, won
the event with a perfect 4-0 score.
The highly rated University of
Washington team was second. They
are ranked 15th in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
UBC 'B' team tied with the
University of Oregon in for third
place in the regatta which was funded by the Jericho yacht club.
The UBC women's volleyball
team placed second in their own
Thundervolley tourney on Saturday. They lost in the final to the
defending Canadian champions the
Red Lions by two games to one
(8-15, 15-8, 15-7). This was the first
time ever that a UBC team has
taken a game against the Red Lions.
"I was very pleased with the
team's performance," said coach
Sandy Silver. "Most of the
technical things we've been working
on to date worked well in the tournament — there was good
The men's basketball team finally
opened its regular season last
Thursday and the result confirmed
a suspicion of basic inadequacy.
The 'Birds lost 85-65 to the
University of Victoria Vikings in
Victoria. Tom Narbeshuber and Eli
Pasquale led the Vikings with 18
and 16 points respectively. Mark
Marter led UBC with 15 points and
12 rebounds. Meanwhile, Bruce
Holmes and Pat West each contributed 12 points.
Although Thursday's contest was
the first game of the Canada West
season, it was actually the 'Birds
thirtieth game of the 1982-83
season. The Thunderbirds' overall
record is now 11-18-1.
The 'Birds hit the road for a pair
of league games this week: Thursday in Lethbridge and Saturday in
Calgary. UBC defeated Lethbridge
at the Canada West Classic and,
considering the Lethbridge Pronghorns went winless there, has a
Notice of A.M.S. Executive Election
Evening Polls: Tues, Jan. 25 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Totem Park — Common Block
Place Vanier — Common Block
Walter H. Gage — Common Block
Day Polls:
Wed., Jan. 26 to Fri., Jan. 2810:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
S.U.B. Hebb Theatre
Law Computer Science
C.E.M.E. Sedgewick Library
Scarfe Woodward Library
Angus War Memorial Gym
Buchanan Home Economics
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Hetman, Mitchell
Low, Douglas R.
Pelling, Greg
Pinkney, Allan
Comesotti, Renee
Oliver, Rick
Armstrong, Bruce
Hebert, Lisa
Hollis, James
strong chance to beat them again.
That is certainly good news
because now, more than ever, the
'Birds need all the victories they can
Doggy paddlers
edge Swimbirds
The Thunderbird swimming team
travelled south last weekend to
compete against the University of
Washington Huskies on Friday
night and Pacific Lutheran University on Saturday afternoon. For
their diving team mates, it was a
restful weekend at home as neither
Df these schools had a team for
them to compete against.
On Friday night the strong Husky
team (a National Collegiate Athletic
Union powerhouse) narrowly
defeated UBC with the men losing
69-42 and the women 58-53. For the
women this was the closest they
have ever been to beating this team.
The highlight of the evening had to
be the medley relay win by Kim
Austin, Carrie Busfield, Val Whyte
and Rhonda Thomasson. The time
they established moved them to second place in the Canadian national
On Saturday afternoon, it was a
different story as UBC's women
beat Pacific Lutheran 61-50 and the
men won by an impressive 88-23,
winning all the races. Coach Jack
Kelso says "times are improving"
and that competing against strong
American teams will help prepare
his team to swim against Canada
West powers Calgary and Alberta.
The 'Birds are currently ranked
fifth in Canada.
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Soft-spoken and smooth,
its northern flavour
simmers just below the
surface, waiting to be
discovered. Straight, on the
rocks, or mixed, "rukon Jack
is a breed apart; unlike any
liqueur you've ever tasted.
Concocted with fine Canadian Whisky.


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