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The Ubyssey Nov 14, 1975

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Array NDU now fourth university
Education minister Eileen Dailly
announced Thursday that the NDP
government will establish  B.C.'s
■ fourth public university.
At the same time Dailly resolved
the future of Notre Dame
University in Nelson by declaring
the interior institution will become
the first campus of the planned
new university.
■ Dailly also stated in a press
release that NDU will have a one
year transition period to prepare
for the change.
NDU was to cease to exist as an
institution this June and the
education department gave the
faculty notice of termination last
But in a startling policy reversal
after a special Universities Council
meeting Wednesday, Dailly extended NDU's life span until June,
The NDU campus will be called
the Kootenay University Centre,
according to Dailly.
The education department will
establish other campuses in
Thompson-Okanagan, North
Central B.C.,  and northern Van
couver   Island   "as    economic
conditions permit," she said.
Dailly said the new university
will offer third and fourth year
courses at the various campuses.
But the Kootenay University
Centre in Nelson will be allowed to
continue its first and second year
programs, possibly along with
Selkirk College in Castlegar.
NDU student president Andy
Shadrack said Thursday the new
university is a victory for the
students and faculty at the Nelson
"This is a major breakthrough
for post-secondary education in the
interior," Shadrack said in an
"It is what the students were
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hoping for with us offering all four
Dailly's announcement ends a
long period of doubt for the NDU
faculty who feared losing their jobs
when NDU was phased out. But
Dailly has given the faculty
"successor rights" at the Kootenay
Centre, guaranteeing them jobs at
the Nelson campus.
"The faculty is no longer endangered after all the fear when
the termination notice came in."
The Universities' Council will
begin planning for the new
university "immediately," Dailly
She said the university will not
open until 1977 to "ensure that
students can continue their studies
uninterrupted during the transition
With AMS in red
Fee hike sought
Say, buddy, can you spare
The Alma Mater Society will be
asking you that question all next
week, and it literally can't afford to
take "no" for an answer.
Yes, the depression has finally
hit the AMS and unless students
vote next week to give the society a
$3.50 a year fee increase, it will be
bankrupt in three years, AMS
treasurer Dave Coulson predicts.
Students currently pay $34 a year
to the AMS but the AMS never sees
most of this. Fifteen dollars goes
Goodbye, Empire Pool, you
weren't good enough so we're
replacing you with a nice new
covered bathtub. And only $4.7
million, too. Ah, progress.
—doug field photo
towards paying for SUB, which
won't even belong to students once
it's paid for in about 30 years.
Another $5 goes to the athletic
department so they can afford to
fly sports teams all over the place
to play other teams. And another $5
pays the student share of the
covered pool.
That actually leaves $9 a year for
students' council to play with.
And that $9 figure, student
leaders are hasty to point out,
hasn't changed since 1949, whereas
prices certainly have.
For example, the cost of administrating the AMS — which
chews up a monstrous portion of
that $9 — jumped almost 20 per
cent just last year.
As a result, the AMS this year
has a deficit budget of $45,000.
What that means in ordinary
language is that the AMS this year
is spending some $45,000 more than
it is getting.
The rest of the money will be
taken from the $88,000 reserve
budget, which has accumulated in
the last few 'years.
AMS treasurer Dave Coulson
says the $125,000 administration
costs will rise about $12,500 during
the next year, based on an expected inflation rate of about 10 per
If there isn't a fee hike, this
boosts next year's deficit to about
That would wipe out the $43,000
remaining in the reserve fund after
this year's deficit budget, and
plunge the AMS into a debt of
$15,000 or so.
With nothing to pay that debt
with, the AMS would have to
declare bankruptcy and go into
Coulson says that's happened to
a couple of Canadian student
unions already, and they are
usually left at the mercy of the
university administration.
If that happened at UBC,  he
says, students could see a lot less of
SUB because the administration,
would take it over.
Of the proposed $3.50, $3 would
go towards paying for the increasing costs of administration.
That $3 would, over three years,
give the AMS another $180,000.
This money he says, would take
care of the inflation for those three
years, assuming a 10 per cent rate
of inflation, and allow the AMS to
build up its reserve fund (which is
set aside precisely for such
emergencies as the 20 per cent hike
See page 2: REFERENDA
AMS delegate flies
minus council okay
—demnis beale photo
Vote yes to referenda
The Alma Mater Society, your student
Vriion, is constipated.
You know — bogged down, listless, not
functioning properly.
What it needs is a laxative to flush
itself out and start all over again fresh.
Now the average student on campus
can be part of this cleansing process.
It's a new product called VOTE — an
amazing, fast action formula to elminate
the plugged up deadwood in the
Beginning this Monday, UBC students
will be asked to radically change the AMS
constitution and approve § $3.50 per
student society fee hike.   » *
The Ubyssey, after its usual thorough
examination of the issues, believes stronqly
that students should vote in favor of both
referenda.      >. >
Why? ****•
Simple. While we won't try to fool
anybody with idealistic mishmash and say
that changing rules will make the AMS
totally perfect, it's an important start.
Financially, the AMS has been
operating with the same student fee since
1949 — before most students were even
born. With inflation eating away yearly at
the dollar's buying power, imagine how
much that 1949 fee is worth in 1975
dollars. Not very much, bub.
See page 4
The Alma Mater Society
executive sent a delegate to a
women's conference in Toronto
without ratification from council,
The  Ubyssey  learned Thursday.
Former AMS coordinator Lake
Sagaris attended the fourth annual
conference for women in universities and colleges, held in Toronto
on Nov. 7, 8, and 9.
Sagaris received $369 to attend
the conference from the AMS
executive conference fund.
But arts rep Arlene Francis said
council never had a chance to vote
on sending Sagaris to the conference.
"I checked the minutes and
""""fcWifcdn't come up. Lake must have
known that," Francis said.
Sagaris said she was chosen to
attend the conference by the
executive before the AMS by-
"After I lost the election I asked
(internal affairs officer) Dave
Theessen if I was still going to the
conference, and he said I was.
"The money came from the
executive conference fund, and
Theessen told Stew Savard that it
didn't have to be voted on by
council, but just by the executive,"
Sagaris said.
Theessen, who was AMS
treasurer at the time, agreed he
had told Savard and Sagaris that
council did not have to vote on the
funds for Sagaris to attend the
"The funds are part of the
student council administration
budget, and the executive decides
what to spend it on," he said.
"It was decided at an executive
meeting, but it should have come
up before council," Francis said.
The decision to send Sagaris was
made before the AMS by-election
on October 24. Sagaris resigned
from her position as co-ordinator
October 2 to run for external affairs officer.
See page 2: TRIP
With all elections going on, you
might be interested to know that
two of the parties contesting the
Vancouver Point Grey riding
(which includes UBC) nominated
candidates Thursday for the upcoming provincial election.
The rather predictable results
are on page 2 today.
And on page 3, Michael Shaw,
one of UBC's hew administration
vice-presidents, is interviewed. Page 2
Friday, November 14, 1975
NDP, Socreds choose reps
Accompanied by a six-man band,
MLAs Garde Gardom and Pat
McGeer won nomination Thursday
night as the Social Credit candidates for Point Grey riding in the
Dec. 11 provincial election.
At another location, NDP candidates Hilda Thomas and Setty
Pendakur were chosen by about
160 party delegates. They
promised to do everything they
could to unseat McGeer and
McGeer and Gardom were acclaimed to office. Thomas and
Pendakur   beat   two   other   can
didates, including one favored by
the constituency executive.
In their acceptance speeches,
both Gardom and McGeer justified
their recent jump to the "Unity"
Social Credit party on the grounds
of their interest in free enterprise.
Gardom and McGeer joined the
Social Credit party Sept. 30.
The NDP candidates derided the
defectors and said they had a good
chance of defeating the "Locred
Both Thomas, a frequent NDP
candidate   and   women's   rights
activist and Pendakur, a former
alderman and UBC geography
prof, said they support the
provincial government's 15 per
cent limit on post-secondary
education spending.
Both the Liberals and Conservatives expect to field candidates in the riding and candidates will be nominated to represent them soon.
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From page 1
However, she lost the election
and no longer has a seat on council.
She is an executive member of the
B.C. Student Federation.
Arts rep Bruce Wilson said in
normal procedure "the external
affairs officer should have informed council of the conference,
and then possible delegates could
be voted on."
But Nielson told council about
the conference and said Sagaris
was going, Francis said.
"I asked Lake why she was the
delegate, and she told me it had
come up in the minutes at last
week's meeting," Francis said.
Besides covering delegates'
expenses at conferences, the administration budget covers coffee
and long distance telephone calls,
Theessen said.
The executive conference fund
provides money for the AMS
president or another delegate to
attend conferences.
The money is provided
automatically once a delegate is
chosen, Theessen said.
"I was under the impression that
it (a motion to send Sagaris to the
conference) had been through
council and been ratified,"
Theessen said.
Francis said if Nielson had told
council about the conference and
suggested sending delegates, she
would have asked council to tale
the motion until next council
"I would have gone to the
women's office and asked if they
wanted to send anyone," she said.
"And   other   council   members
From page 1
in  administrative  costs  which
happened this year) again.
After that, we'd have to see what
happens, he says. "If the new
referendum passes, we would have
a whole new system. But if it
doesn't there's going to have to be
a new referendum asking for even
more money."
The other ,r>0 cents are going into
a special fund set aside for clubs.
AMS clubs, which usually get a
bare minimum from the AMS
anyway, have been big losers in the
inflation spiral.
In the last few years, the AMS
has cut out conference grants and
special funds for equipment which
clubs were once able to count on.
The extra $10,000 a year would
allow clubs to buy needed equipment and operate at the level they
were operating at several years
ago, before inflation really cut into
their budgets.
The fee referendum requires
that 20 per cent of the student body
— about 4,500 students — vote at
least two thirds in favor of tne
The referendum is being held all
week to make sure the required
number of students cast  ballots.
And, like the constitution, the
motion to have a fee increase
passed council by a huge margin
and to date, no opposition to the
increase has been expressed from
any quarter.
besides Lake might have wanted to
go. It was an important conference
and other people should have had a
chance to attend it," she said.
Sagaris said she was writing a
report on the conference and would
present it to council, "if they want
to hear it." She also plans to give
copies of it to the women's office
and the department of women's
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Life Friday, November 14, 1975
Page 3
Michael Shaw:
back room boy
or duff academic?
This is the second in a series of investigative features by The Ubyssey on
UBC's new president's office, its powers and
howit relates to the rest of the campus.
Michael Shaw, UBC's new vice-president
responsible for academic development, says
he is an academic.
That is about all he wanted to say in a
recent interview.
He wasn't particularly eager to explain
how he intends to "develop" the academic
structure at UBC, or explain what academic
priorities he will set during this time of
fiscal cutbacks and increased scrutiny by
the B.C. Universities Council.
He seems arrogant.
"Let me start by asking you a question,"
he began the interview. "How are you going
to find out by talking to me what direction
the university is going in?"
Doesn't he know?
"I'm going to find your view of the
direction it's going in and that's part of the
"Part of the evaluation of what?" Shaw
"Well, I understand, for example, you're
the person who's probably going to be the
man in the back rooms. ..."
Oops. Shouldn't have used the words
"back rooms."
Back rooms
"Back rooms! Me. Hah. That's a joke,
man," he retorted.
"You know, what I am, what I am is an
academic. You know I'm a long-time
departmental member, faculty member; I
was head of a university department at
another university and then I was dean of a
faculty here and now I'm here."
Shaw came to UBC as dean of agriculture
in 1967 from a department head position at
the University of Saskatchewan in
A university in the boondocks for many
things, but appropriate for Shaw, botanist
interested in the wheat rust disease.
"And I have a very clear vision of how
things happen in the university in the sense I
really think the departments are the important units, and the reason that they're
important is because they're where the
academic action is both in terms of the
teaching which is all to the benefit of the
students and the research which is also, you
know, to the benefit of the students. So I
don't see myself as being in a back room."
Don't academics manipulate things and
make decisions in back rooms? No chance to
ask that question.
Ubyssey: "Well, what I was getting at is
you're responsible for coordinating the overall direction of UBC's academic affairs "
Shaw: "That's what it says here. Yep.
He was reading from a mimeographed
sheet showing the snakes of power of the
president and his four assistants.
But through the interview, despite
repeated questions and assorted techniqu •
of getting him to talk, Shaw never really
described what he means by "university
And he avoided giving straight answers to
questions asking what he feels are the roles
students should play in the university and
whether they should be allowed into the
academic back rooms of tenure and
promotion committees.
"I think that people have to be responsible
for the decisions that they make and I think
that there are many ways that students have
inputs into decisions about what happens in
the university," he said.
"And I'd like to know what evidence there
is that the decision-making would be improved if students were on tenure and
promotion committees and also I'd like to
know what the departments and faculties
and university senate thinks about that."
Ubyssey: "What do you believe in your
own mind?"
Shaw: "Well, I have an open mind to the
extent that I'd be perfectly willing to
evaluate the evidence but I'd like to see the
evidence. So you can call that a non-answer.
"Ha ha ha ha.
"I'll tell you what I think beyond that. I
think that most academics would be very
Ubyssey: "Why?''
Shaw: "Well, it's just an opinion about
what academics think."
Shaw emphasizes he is an academic.
Ubyssey: "Whatplace do students have in
the system?"
Shaw: "Well that's a, you know ha ha . . .
it's a very vague question. Well look. I can
imagine a purely research institution run by
the government, right? Without students.
But a university is a different matter. A
university is all about students."
Ubyssey: "Is it?"
Shaw: "That's what we're here for."
Ubyssey: "Are you thinking in a paternalistic sense?"
Shaw: "No, I don't think that in a
paternalistic sense at all. I think, of course
you know I think I'm a very optimistic and
enthusiastic character and I believe that,
you know, universities are really exciting
places but they're only as exciting for the
individual student as the individual cares to
make it."
Shaw went on to emphasize the quality of
UBC's library and that the university has
"many first rated departments in both the
sciences and arts and other places."
According to Shaw, students should spend
their time at UBC using the resources to
obtain a "quality education." That's their
place in the system, to him.
But what the heck does Shaw do?
He looks at the mimeographed sheet.
"One of the things is the question of getting good data on the institution, eh, what,
for example, what space have we got and
how are we using it and do we have
enough... .
"And related of course to the question,
utilization of space, the numbers of students
and that sort of thing. So in relation to that
kind of thing the office of academic planning
is looking at that sort of thing and that's
something that I'm very interested in
getting done.
(When Shaw came in Robert Clark was
booted out as director of academic planning.
The academic planning office was changed
to a data gathering from a policy-making
Shaw talked at length about his responsibilities for animal care and the botanical
gardens, areas which seem far from the
centre of university responsibilities but
which have received increasing amounts of
money from the university administration
in recent years and which Shaw, as former
agriculture dean, would be familiar with.
He briefly mentions his responsibilities as
boss to continuing education director Walter
Hardwick — "it's (continuing education)
very important to have, you know."
"I've looked at the instructional media
centre on campus and the other operations
that relate to instructional media that don't
come under that centre and one of the things
I'd like to know — I'd want to know — is how
departments and faculties feel about what
should be done there to improve the
"Not that they're not dedicated and
capable people there. There are. The
university hasn't been able to back that to
the extent that may be desired. I haven't
reached any conclusions on that."
Shaw admitted his studies and work so far
as vice-president have been on short-term
problems (although he did not give any
really specific examples about how he has
solved them).
"In the meantime, while I'm learning
about these things, see I'm going about it
like any good scientist. I'm trying to get the
data and the grasp of the problems before I
can do anything. But in the meantime pf
SHAW ... back room not for students
course, like any other administrators
around the university, I've been reacting to
short-term problems and trying to help the
people sort them out."
Shaw went on (no chance to ask him what
problems he's been reacting to) to talk
about his job as agriculture dean.
"My objective, if you like, was to advance
the status of the faculty so that we could do a
better job in providing an education and
training for the students."
He continued the practice, as elsewhere in
the interview, to laud other profs and administrators and officials (not students.)
"And I think there are very good people in
that faculty (agriculture) and in fact that it
achieved a great deal.
"And I'd give the credit to the people
there, the department chairmen and all the
staff. And it's, now you know, about double
the size of what it was when I came and
when I said I had no problems in gaining
access to the president's office under Walter
Gage I really mean that. I think that he was
extremely helpful."
What direction?
(Some people might be more interested in
what direction Shaw is going to propel the
university than in how Walter Gage was
friendly to him. No luck in this interview.)
Ubyssey: "But that's diplomatic again."
Shaw: "But it's true."
Ubyssey: "I know (you think) it's true.
What I'm perhaps trying to say it's true (for
you) but is there something more. I'm
probably sceptical."
Shaw: "I'm not responsible, Mark, for
your scepticism. You can't sit here and ask
me questions that you'd like answered in one
way and expect me to tell you something I
don't believe. I'm not going to do that. I'm
telling you exactly what I believe."
Ubyssey: "Butthat's not the question that
I asked."
Shaw: "What's the question?"
The question had been asked much earlier
in the interview, but Shaw wanted to talk
about the dairy barn and botanical gardens,
and somehow he never got around to answering the question asked.
Ubyssey: "Assuming you were dean of
agriculture (again) and your double was
sitting in this office, how would things have
Shaw: "I expect the new dean of
agriculture will have the same sort of access
to this office that I had."
An answer at last.
"I think that things have changed in this
respect. That we now have in the province a
very different economic situation, we have
the universities council and this office, the
president's office is now in the position of
having to provide data about the institution
in order to justify its requests for budgets
that perhaps it did not have to provide
before the universities council was there. I
think that is — if I had to pinpoint a change,
that's it.
Ubyssey: "Is there more scrutiny by the
president's office of departments? And how
is that scrutiny affecting the university?
And how is that scrutiny affecting the people
in the departments?
"The new dean of agriculture. Is he under
closer watch than you would have been?"
Shaw: "I don't really see it in those terms
— of watching. I think I would rather turn
that around and say that the president's
office wants to keep itself as closely informed as people about what is going on and
what people think. And I'm talking of course
about faculty and of students."
Ubyssey: "Why do you need that
Shaw: "Why, because I think we need that
in order to help us in making the wisest
decisions that can be made for the benefit of
the university as a whole, both students and
Ubyssey: "You think the president's
office is making some sort of decisions?"
(That would appear a dumb question, but
remember Shaw emphasizes that decisions
are really made in the departments.)
Shaw: "Well, of course, the president's
office has always made decisions.
"Take the budgeting process. You know
the budgets are prepared by the departments, they go to the faculties, the deans
screen them and — as dean (of agriculture)
— I've been of course invited to discuss my
budget with the president's office and that
procedure remains.
No clue
"But the ultimate decision about how
much funding should be given to one faculty
or another has always rested with the
But Shaw, despite repeated questioning,
would not provide a clue about where the
president's office is setting its priorities.
Which faculties will get the money and
which won't. That's secret. That's a
backroom decision. Page 4
Friday, November 14, 1975
From page 1
Virtually every group dependent on the AMS for funds,
from intramurals to clubs, have had cuts in their budgets in
recent years in an effort by the executive to avert a deficit
This year, however, it could not be avoided and we're
out on a limb for about $48,000. Students have got to buck
up and the AMS is asking for less than the price of a case of
As for the constitution, well . . .
In recent years the student society has become more of
an administrative body than anything else. The council,
which should have some political function, doesn't because
of one main reason: time.
After council nitpicks over the minutes of its finance and
SUB management committees, then talks about Open House
and the cost of shoelaces in Uganda, the meeting is over.
The new constitution proposes to separate the dual
functions of the current council by establishing a Students
Representative Assembly and a Students Administrative
The SRA would be a largely political body concerning
itself with educational affairs, association with provincial and
federal students union and generally dealing with
philosophical rather than administrative questions.
The SAC would take control of the bureaucracy dealing
with smaller money matters and SUB policy.
Included in the SRA (not to be confused with the SLA
or the I RS or ICBC) are the student members of the board of
governors and senate, which will hopefully direct much of
the SRA's attention to the more important decision-making
bodies on campus.
If you're curious about all the tiny little details about
the new constitution, take a look at Thursday's Ubyssey
where they are spelled out in full.
One last point. For the constitution and fee hike to be
successful more than a majority vote is needed. Twenty per
cent of the students eligible to vote (about 4,500) must cast
ballots. Without the quorum it will fail.
Even if you find student politics, the AMS and money
boring, give VOTE a chance to unplug your student society.
It might just be more appealing to you in the future.
God save our. . .
So Queen Eileen (education minister Dailly) has finally
come down off her throne and admitted she was wrong about
Notre Dame University.
For months Dailly has hidden in the cloister of her
education ministry office, maintaining a stoney silence about
Did she really ever think she could get away with
offering UBC courses in Nelson, 800 miles away.
The idea of making an intimate interior university the
satellite of big city universities was a farce to begin with.
Why did it take Dailly so long to understand that?
The answer is she is so enravelled in the bureaucracy and
power of her Victoria office she loses all touch with
educational reality.
So after countless briefs, petitions and phone calls from
Nelson, a little light goes on in Dailly's head.
Hey — maybe the plebs in Nelson really know more
than the Queen what sort of education they need.
NOVEMBER 14, 1975
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the
AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian
University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly
commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are
located in room 241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; Advertising,
228-3977. Editor: Gary Coull
"Scoop, scoop," yelled Ralph Maurer as Chris Gainor fell asleep
behind the desk and Doug Rushton scowled before calling alleged-editor
Gary Coull. Marcus Gee had his eyes on the clock while Mark Buckshon
was sequestered in his office. Heather Walker and Gregg Thompson
groaned as they heard the jibes from E.R. On the other end of the bustling
newsroom, Brian Gibbard and Bob Diotte exhorted more work from Jean
Randall, Herman Bakvis, Greg Strong, John Sprague, Gord Vander Sar, Ted
Collins, John Ince, Ian Morjon and Bruce Baugh. Cedric Tetzel worked
alone, stopping only to hear the bark of Tom Barnes. And Doug Field,
Candy Matwiv and Dennis Beale captured it all on film when the
mysterious B. R. shrieked "30!" as he waddled out of the room.
This is the final segment of an interview series
between Ubyssey columnist F.O'. and UBC administration president Doug Kenny. Next week, a
new topic.
F.O'. Why did the government establish the
Universities Council?
K: I would suspect that they wanted to have a
buffer group between themselves and the university.
That buffer group could insure the autonomy of the
university, but on the other hand it could provide an
independent assessment of the needs of higher
education to the government.
F.O'.: Do you favor more, or less pressure for
reform from the council?
K: I would put it in a larger context. It has always
been a component part of our society for all sectors to
try and influence the direction of the university.
That's fair game on the part of society.
F.O'.: You have said that the degree of external
pressure from the universities council will depend
upon who is appointed to it. Who are or would be good
people in your view?
K: I will be very specific. I think that they have a
very good chairman. I think that the choice of the
minister on those people was extremely good.
F.O'.: You said that you are optimistic about improved relations between the university and
government. Why are you optimistic?
K: I think they need us as much as we need them.
F.O'.: Why are you optimistic about faculty/staff/-
administration inter-relations?
K: I always view myself primarily as a faculty
member. What is the distinction between administration and faculty? In my mind, that should be
a pretty blurred area.
F.O'.: Why don't you include faculty/student interrelations in your optimism?
K: I'lf include that.
F.O'.: I'll include that.
F.O'.: You have said: in a faculty as diverse as
arts, where students are more concerned and involved with social issues, it is impossible not to
become controversial.
K: Within any great university you put a high
premium on freedom of debate and inquiry.
Wherever you have that you're bound to have controversy. It's just inescapable.
F.O'.: Why should arts students be more concerned
and involved in social issues than science or
education students?
K: It's just due to the nature of the topics that the
faculty of arts deals with; I would certainly like to
think that as the various faculties examine their
curricula, that they do become appreciative of the
need for a humanistic understanding on the part of
their students. Some students are directed more
specifically to professional goals.
F.O'.: At the expense of the social issues?
K: Whether, educationally, they should orientate
themselves specifically toward professional goals
and ignore social issues? My position on that would be
very plain: they should have a humanistic understanding and awareness.
F.O'.: Does the university offer them this now?
K: Increasingly, it is.
F.O'.: Will it be more so during your term of office?
K: Well, we started in the faculty of arts. If you
want to know signals about a person, you look at his
*     *     *
F.O'.: You did state that the climate toward higher
education is a problem.
K: Yes, I did. If you look at government support
right across North America, it is not as generous as it
was in the past. How do you get the message across
that the society provide the necessary resources for
higher education? That's one of the traditional tasks
of a university president.
Some social science departments, I'm talking
about North America now not just here at this
university, did hold out the promise of a quick and
easy solution to societal problems; they were not
forthcoming. As the costs of higher education started
to spiral, that simply frightened citizens in general.
Society, for a multitude of reasons, started to focus
on other society problems beside those of higher
education. They became concerned about health care
delivery systems, welfare costs, pensions, society at
this point is more concerned about developing those
systems. In the process, all society was saying was:
we've got X amount of dollars and at this juncture, we
want to insure adequate social services.
With a limited amount of resources, the priorities
started to shift in society. Society is saying, at this
juncture: we want to right those social afflictions.
F.O'.: Is society looking outside of the university
for solutions to social problems?
K: In part, not totally. When you look at the
university's involvement with energy and polution
problems, we are bringing our resources to bear on
the solution of those.
The government is making extensive use of the
talent within our university.
F.O'.: Are you satisfied with the progress in solving
these problems?
K: I'mneversatisfied.Thatis the psychology of the
senile person. One is always striving to do better.
F.O'.: Charges were made that you were autocratic
in the student representation issue. Should students
be satisfied with the five per cent representation
K: It is my view that if students are dissatisfied
they should bring it to the attention of the faculty of
arts, and have the faculty of arts re-examine.
F.O'.: How did you lead or guide the committee
that the faculty directed you to establish in the
process of arriving at the 5 per cent figure?
K: I didn't lead them at all. I struck the committee.
Once the committee was struck, I didn't go near that
committee. It met and deliberated and brought in a
report to the faculty.
F.O'.: If you were to pick a student representation
figure, what would it be?
K: I think it would be something under 25 per cent.
F.O'.: Thank you President Kenny. This week PF goes to the recent Star Trek convention in
Seattle with a series of articles and photos. Headed by PF's
Greg Strong, the crew of the PF contingent to the Seattle
Center this past weekend were Gordon Vander Sar, John
Sprague and Peter Prongos, alias for a phantom reporter
from an as yet unidentified time zone. John Sprague is
responsible for the photos herein.
Sprague also talked to Murray McLaughlin, one of the
new breed of Canadian recording artists. The dialogue
covers McLaughlin's life, his art and the folk scene in
Jean Randall looks at Orson Wells' latest excursion into
film. Wells narrated a documentary dealing with Elmyr de
Hory, the infamous art forger who has made a reputation
imitating the masters.
Lies My Father Told Me is also looked at this week. Ted
Collins viewed the flick then chatted with Harry Gulkin, one
of the film's producers. The film adds to the list of fine
Canadian films currently being produced in Canada. star trekstartrekstartrekstar treks tar trekstartrekstar
Star fleet command hailed
Whatever did happen to Star Trek — why
didn't it continue — will it ever come back?
Four bleary-eyed PF reporters promptly
raced down to the Seattle Fairgrounds last
Saturday to settle these matters once and
for all. Answers were found at the First
Annual Puget Sound Star Trekker's Fan
Conference, and though we did not last the
entire 12 hours of the mission, from nine to
six we were busy interviewing enemy
aliens, laughing, clapping and yawning our
ways through film presentations, lectures
and exhibits, and haggling over T-shirts. It
was more than enough time to get an overall impression.
Immediately I had to overcome a feeling
of disappointment at seeing the location for
the conference — it was an arrangement
that had nothing at all to do with Seattle's
beautiful Science Centre. There was a
middle area for displays that connected the
theatre and the lecture halls with an area
called 'the bridge' attached to the theatre.
The printed itinerary was well done and
we concentrated on the main highlights of
the day. James Doohan was the big guest
speaker, along with Gene Roddenberry's
secretary (oh)?, who would certainly have
the newest rumors on the comeback of Star
Other important guests would be David
Gerrold, (Science Fiction's Hugo Award
winner, the creator of the popular Tribbles
episode), and the Trimbles, a couple from
Oakland, California, who were responsible
for starting a letter campaign to save the
series in its second season.
In the centre's theatre the projectors were
cranking out five uninterrupted episodes
from Star Trek, three full-length science
fiction movies and one 'bloopers' reel (a half
hour collection of behind the scenes goofups,
clowning and miscues that happened over
the 79 sessions).
Rounding out the conference were minor
speakers and fillers — short films on space
travel and scales of size in the universe.
These items were squeezed in between the
main lectures. In the rooms there were
booths occupied by groups and clubs, and by
sellers of Star Trek momentos (tribbles, T-
shirts, photos, decals and calendars).
There were permanent displays of art
work, models and club literature, in which
Greg Strong convening trekkies
Hope for future?
Who are the people who spend all their
money on Star Trek costumes, magazines
and tapes? Who are the people who travel
hundreds of miles just to see old Star Trek
films, or to get an autograph from one of the
stars of the series.
Across Canada and the States, countless
Star Trek fan clubs have started up, why?
For what reason is this show one of the most
popular series that has ever been made —
both in North America and overseas?
Star Trek offered us an Utopia of the
future in the present tense. It was a future of
freedom and liberal idealism. "People had
gotten everything together and there was
peace and harmony not only on earth, but in
the whole galaxy," said Lydia Gaeba, an
organizer of the Star Trek Convention.
"Hope for the future in a very troubled
This dream took many forms, in the Star
Trek Universe, there was a place for
everyone and good and evil were easily
defined. That Star Trek world, like any
literary world of fantasy, Tolkien's Ring
trilogy or Herbert's Dune novel, was so
much easier to deal with than our own where
there is always ambiguity about any moral
On another level, Star Trek was an inveigling, externalized life fantasy for
people. The life of a starship commander or
planetoid princess seemed far more interesting than anyone else's life. The Star
Trek fans dress up about their dream heros,
fantasizing about their exciting lives as
beautiful, intelligent, interesting
inhabitants of not just a world, but an entire
The fans or "trekkies" are generally
imaginative, intelligent people who,
because Of their relation to reality, have
become somewhat introverted. Every one of
the "trekkies" agreed that they would like
to live in a future like the one projected by
Star Trek.
An ex-marine, who described himself as
Spock's cousin, said, "If I was given the
chance to live in a future like that — if a
saucer came down right now and said they
would take me there, I'd jump right in with
Another fan, dressed as a pre-
Reformation Vulcan, or an emotional
barbarian, described the future as
presented in Star Trek as "the new frontier," "we are going out there," she said.
But perhaps the most revealing statement
was made by Sharon Demu, a physical
scientist who has several degrees in biology,
zoology and chemistry. She was dressed as a
Rigelian Warrior Queen.
We have no new frontiers  to  conquer,
„„        _ _ _ except under the ocean, those that can be
S-*4        .!!'.!!"       made on the boundaries of science and those
that are beyond our frames of reference [in
space]  and within our lifetimes we have
'•- ■ ■        seen these develop.
  Take your child in 10 years, all of a sudden
  what   we're  doing  now   will   be   'Sputnik'
. , . . . j: compared to what he's going to see in his
  life.   We've gone  to   the  Space  Age  and
*  Beyond.
\ '. '. I '. '. This is what the basis of the Star Trek cult
■ ■ ■ ■       is, ordinary people with a belief in the future
$■ ■ ■       and the ultimate intelligence and goodness
of Man.
each fan was to help judge by the end of the
evening, occupied the remaining area. Last,
and most interesting in terms of providing
atmosphere for the whole day was the
costume parade, where devoted members
and fans would be picking the best
masquerade of the day.
My over-all reaction to the conference was
disappointment. And as you will read from
what follows, the program provided the
names promised, and the timing was almost
perfect, but at the expense of being
coherent. Some scheduled events fell
through (like the home-made movie contest) due to lack of entries. One booth was
closed because the attendent's parents had
refused to let him make an appearance, and
there was a notice to that effect on the wall.
It was a hit-and-miss strategy, and while
the organizers have nothing to be ashamed
of, for a first effort, there was no time for a
discussion of what Star Trek was really
Fourteen hundred people were on hand,
but the only contact I saw that involved
sincerity was made by some of the sellers in
the booths. I felt the alienation of a passive
consumer, assaulted by only the type of
sales pitch in the middle of well-planned
confusion, though it was an enjoyable, informative day.
Mr. Spock's Vulcan cousin
Star quiz
One feature of any Star Trek convention is a
"Trivia Quiz," and the Puget Sound Star Trek Convention was no exception. There.were 50 questions,
based on the series and on the literature about Star
Trek. Here are examples of some of them:
16) In "Piece of the Action," the boss of the Norths ide was?
a.Belladonna c. Bella Oxmyx
b. Bela Lugosi d. Bella Cakemyx
18) What peculiar quality does the race on Gamma
Vertis IV have?
a. Congenital Hermaphrodites        c. Empathetic
b. Telepathic Geniuses d. None of the above
28) How many toilets are there on a Klingon battle-
a. 47 b.O c. 92 d.12
(The correct answer is . . . none! It makes them
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Trek proves life after death
Well fans, here is some good news for all
of you closet "Trekkies" out there.
Televisions' most unique phenomenon,
"Star Trek," will definitely be back, and all
the signs indicate that this time it might
fulfill some of its potential, a potential that
was denied it (and us, the viewers) the first
time around.
James Doohan, the Vancouver-born actor
who had the role of "Scotty" in the series,
had a press conference at the Seattle Conference in which he talked about how the
scheduled movie is shaping up. "Gene
Roddenberry (Star Trek's creator and
producer) has been promised a very big
budget by Paramount.
From 12 and 15 million dollars, as big a
budget as "The Godfather", and though the
script hasn't been finalized yet, all the T.V.
cast will be in it.
James (Scotty) Doohan
There is a rumor however that the main
reason that Paramount is holding up
production is that they fear a new movie
and/or series would adversely affect the
profits that they are presently making from
the syndication of Star Trek re-runs, though
•none of the actors are getting any money
from the re-runs.
"Scotty" went on to say, "What's in the
works now is a movie, and a big budget
movie. What they would rather do,
Paramount and Gene Roddenberry, and all
the actors ... is to do a movie, then do
another, then do another, as long as they
keep up the standards of the movies. Then
the least thing that they would do is, put it on
once a month, as a series, or once every 3
weeks." The movie itself, actually a pilot
film for a new series, might be 2-3 hours
long. The mind boggles at what Gene
Roddenberry and friends could do with that
much time and money.
Also at the convention was Susan Sackett,
Gene Roddenberry's personal secretary.
She read the following communication from
him to the assembled multitudes: "It is
estimated that there are 10 million almost
certain ticket sales out there, and figures
like that are very meaningful in the film
industry. (General laughter). I have informed them at Paramount that I am
willing to listen to any ideas, discuss any
stories, make any reasonable business
accommodation. But I want some guarantee
that we will not end up with something like
'Captain Kirk Meets Godzilla'." (More
Finally, there has been a lot of speculation
about what changes will be made in the
show. In David Gerrolds' excellent book,
The World of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry
is quoted as saying, "I would like to keep it
pretty much as is. I can think of no basic
changes in the concept that I would make.
Obviously, there are, looking back over our
mistakes on set, items that we had that
worked and didn't work. We would make
improvements there. The cast I would like
to keep pretty much as it was ..."
From a technological viewpoint, James
Doohan, himself a science-oriented actor,
comments, "I think that the ship will be a
little different. A lot of things would be
different because a lot of things that we've
had in Star Trek have already come to pass,
such as matter/anti-matter has already
been done at Stanford."
Roddenberry has said, "NBC told me, 'If
we do it, let's have an updated version of the
starship,' and I said, 'Look, fellows, I really
don't know how to update a ship that works
on matter/anti-matter and lias a transporter system and all that.' They kept
saying, 'Couldn't it be more modern
In social and political terms, however, it
seems possible now for Star Trek to explore
themes and ideas that were "verboten" in
television of the middle 60's. From World of
Star Trek, here is Roddenberry on this
subject: "The most exciting thing for me
about bringing the show back is the fact that
television has changed a lot since the early
days of Star Trek. It's opened up, you can
talk about subjects now that were absolutely
forbidden when we did Star Trek ... I think
our story opportunities would open broadly
and we could do some very exciting stories
that we had to toss-out before.
"We might do a story of a strange religion.
I personally think there's something
patently ridiculous is many organized
religions. We could invent one on another
planet that could say this without ever
directly criticizing what evils there are in
organized religion here . . . Sex, of course,
has got to lead to story ideas ... I'd like to do
a planet story that shows maybe the pros
and cons of socialism. All these things could
be down now . . ."
"Through science fiction you can comment on our society more strongly, with
greater force than you can by doing it on a
contemporary level. . . For instance, if you
wanted to talk about the problems of male
and female, all of the incongruities of sex
and getting it together on this planet. .. you
invent a story where there are three sexes
on another planet and it takes three to tango
on that planet, and all three have to be involved for recreation and pleasure, the very
wildness of that allows you to comment
forcefully on our problems. On this planet it
could be almost a felony to do it with only
two, which makes ita very strong statement
about our contemporary values."
In fact, Ms. Sackett said that, "The script
that Roddenberry turned in has been looked
at by the president of Paramount, who has
decided not to use it because of certain
'controversial' religious aspects." Later on
she told me that the script dealt with the
religious reaction by some people on Earth
to the appearance of several aliens who
were believed to have some connection with
God and the Devil.
A critical issue is Star Trek's treatment of
women. While they were relatively more
progressive than the rest of television in the
mid-60's a lot of garbage was shown, and
hopefully this will be remedied in the new
series. Ms. Sackett related this story:
"Gene, as you may know, has always been
in favor of women (!). In fact, when he
approached the network with the original
Star Trek concept, the idea was to have 50%
men and 50% women on the ship. However
the network said, 'Well, it's gonna look like
there's an awful lot of "fooling around"
going on'. "So he complained and they
managed to get 30% women on the ship . . .
Examples of sexist treatment of women
• on the old series abound. Women as sexual
objects were everywhere, and many times
served as "rewards" for Capt. Kirk for a job
well done. Kirk was constantly getting it on
with beautiful alien women, most of whom
were disgustingly willing to betray their
own people, and go against years of
training, merely for a good screw. In
"Requiem for Methusala," Kirk even
manages to make a female robot fall in love
with him.
One of the worst stories involving women
was "Turnabout Intruder/' In this episode,
Dr. Janice Lester is "irrationally" upset
because Starfleet Command regulations
prohibit women from becoming Starship
commanders. What makes it worse is that
her former lover, Kirk, has his own ship. She
has the "uppitiness" to consider herself his
equal, and is therefore upset that she is
denied what she deserves merely because
she has ovaries instead of balls. As expected
in this kind of morality play, her
"unreasonable" bitterness drives her to her
inevitable destruction, after having gone
But do the Captain and Mr. Spock
denounce the absurd Starfleet regulations
that were responsible for this tragedy? Au
contraire. Here are their words at the end of
the story:
KIRK: Her life could have been as rich as
any woman's, if only — he paused and
SPOCK: If only she had ever been able to
take any pride in being a woman.
In other words, if she'd only accepted her
place! Perhaps Mr. Spock's famous logic
had a blind spot when it comes to women, I
Some of the better scripts, however, offered alternatives to aggressiveness. In the
story, "Errand of Mercy," the Organians
actually show Kirk (and his opponent, the
Klingon commander), that there are actually better ways to solve problems than
Another criticism of Star Trek was that
Kirk basically represented The American
Way in the 1960's, an acceptance of
America's role also. In "Omega Glory," for
instance, a nuclear war had been "won" by
theKoms (that is, communist Chinese), and
lost by the Yangs (Yankees), on a planet
similar to Earth. Kirk wins the confidence of
the Yangs when he says their sacred word,
FREEDOM. I suppose, the Koms sacred
word was equivalent to "dialectical
materialism"). Anyway Kirk helps the
Yangs, and in the end they bring out their
sacred relics, nothing less than a tattered
American flag and a copy of the Declaration
of Independence!!
One problem that will probably be
overcome in the new Star Trek movie and
series will be that of race. Roddenberry had
always wanted a multi-racial crew on the
Enterprise, but NBC expressly forbade the
use of any Chinese in the crew. (Apparently
1/4 of the human race had disappeared from
the face of the Earth.)
From an artistic and dramatic point of
view, the new shows will certainly have
much more to them than many of the earlier
ones did. Past shows reverted to the
"monster" formula or some other simplistic
plot, because of restrictions imposed by the
network and Paramount. This is not supposed to happen this time — there should be
much more valid drama, less mindless
"action", and the "other" characters,
besides Kirk and Spock, will get more attention, which will increase believability,
and possibilities for variety in the stories.
In the final analysis Star Trek was still the
most entertaining, interesting, relevant,
and BELIEVABLE show in the history of
North American television. It tried to be
jnore than entertainment, and at many
times succeeded in that. It broke new
ground and offered social comment. Star
Trek's quality came through in spite of
network censorship, the lack of adequate
funds and adequate time.
But the new Star Trek, should be able to
overcome most of its earlier handicaps. This
is what Gene Roddenberry wants, what the
cast wants, and what the audience wants.
With a little illogical luck, the Starship
Enterprise will soon be off again on a
mission "where no one has gone before."
Star pageant
Fans are in control
Who saved Star Trek for a third full
season in 1969? Bjo and John Trimble from
California were the catalysts for that
overwhelming reaction by viewers all over
the United States and Canada to keep it
running. Not only did they originate the
chain-letter that resulted in over one million
separate letters being sent to NBC studios,
but they began to meet with other fans to
discuss the show. Fanzines (fan magazines)
were started to help the faithful keep in
touch, and the first large groups began the
formal conferences like the present one.
According to the Trimbles then, here was an
instance of the consumer shoving back; and
the message is that consumer power lives, if
only fans will react by writing critically to
those responsible for producing science
fiction T.V. shows.
Star Trek will be back as a full-length
moviie, with the full cast interested in
returning to the Enterprise. No one is signed
as yet however, since the studios are still
working out the production details. Until
then, fans should respond to whatever is on
the tube right now. Space 1999 has great
special effects, but there was no money left
to buy new script. This show, is sure to
continue for another season, and the
producers are now in the process of buying
new stories. The Trimbles urged the
audience to write the film magnate
responsible for the venture (Sir Lew Grade)
in England at ITV studios with their
requests. And if you don't write they added,
at least don't watch it — even that should .
have it's longterm effect.
It was the sense of immediacy, in Star
Trek, the directing which created tension
that made it believable in spite of reality.
Some episodes destined for the scrap bin
were saved by the masterful editing of the
staff; they restored a coherence to the
screenplay that after the shooting had made
no sense at all. Directing and editing is as
important as writing, acting or set design —
and these aspects of Star Trek are often
overlooked; adequate directing for instance
was an element lacking in the Canadian
series "Starlost."
The Trimbles' Consumer Power pitch
seemed to convince their audience that the
science fiction fans can exercise control
over what they are watching.
Friday, November 14, 1975
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Equus: galloping into a nightmare
At last Peter Shaffer's Equus
has come to town. Its Canadian
premiere at the Playhouse Monday
night, was a roaring success, but
not roaring in the usual sense.
Though one of the most
dramatically powerful pieces to
come to Vancouver, it is also one of
the blackest. When it finally
concludes, it seems almost out of
place to applaud, after being led
through an emotionally sacking,
grim, nightmarish journey.
In fact, the play deserved praise,
and the applause did come. In my
mind it even deserved a big
standing O — if not for its rather
wounding theme — but for the
superlative acting of Tom Wood
and Christopher Newton. However,
my fat knees were too weak to
initiate one. I leant over to touch
them, and they were mush.
Upon waking up five hours later,
I jotted down some gibberish. I got
angry. I had not even begun to
taper off. My sleep had been a
madhouse of gross images, and I
feared nausea. Equus was made up
of nightmares. For a few dollars I
had expected a nice comfortable
seat and some pleasing entertainment. I got far more than
my money's worth.
Perhaps nightmares were part of
the deal, I wasn't told, but I
received a flood of them. Newton,
as psychiatrist Martin Dysart, had
nightmares of "carving up
children." Wood, as Alan Strang,
enacted his own nightmare by
blinding six horses.
Peter Shaffer spent two years
writing Equus, and has obviously
done a commendable job
researching the psychology of his
audience. Certainly the element of
nightmare has rarely been used to
such an effect. Shaffer has rung a
painfully misused theatrical note,
and he uses it to his advantage.
In Equus, Martin Dysart attempts to rescue Alan Strang from
what is called a dangerously abnormal state, into the safe realms
of a normal one. He must try to
unveil and explain the "passion
ferocious" which has led this boy to
the blinding of six horses. But
Dysart is stalled, when he realizes
the similar complexes, he and Alan
have. As Dysart worships the
wonders of Ancient Greece, Alan
(who is religiously torn by his
parents) worships the horse — the
Equus. But what makes the two so
Alan has no friends, no art, no
television, yet he is a product of
modern society. But through some
bizarre reason, he has adopted to
feverishly worship something
entirely his own. Alan lives in the
fantasy land of his god Equus.
Dysart, the "High Priest of
Normalcy," is to cure him, but can
not shake his own guilt, which asks
his conscience "Normal? What is
normal?" And then he sees Alan's
eyes, and their accusing stare, and
they pierce him. They say, "At
least I galloped. When did you?"
Dysart, having never galloped into
his fantasies, or even tried, is
consequently rocked with a
philosophical despair. He is heard
to mutter, "I sit in my living room,
with my books, my kodachrome
photographs of Mount Olympus,
my reproduction bust of Dionysius,
and then I come here to treat him
for insanity!"
But the High Priest of Normalcy
must cure him, in spite of his own
despair, and cure him he will. At
the climax of the play, Alan is
given a placebo, which he believes
to be a truth drug. In a bloodcurdling scene he re-enacts his
horse-blinding rampage, right
before our wary eyes. Here, Dysart
draws the finger nail-clutching
devil out of Alan's writhing body.
Seeing this at the end of the play
trajects the audience into a
nightmarish aftermath, which is
perhaps too overwhelming.
Dysart's final soliloquy is almost
lost in our horror ... a naked
realization of ourselves.
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have something for everyone, but
it does have everything for many.
Christopher Newton literally
astonished me with his frightening
command of a fascinating
character. Director Peter Dews
has done a very perceptive job of
casting Newton as Dysart.
But more startling is the performance of Tom Wood as Strang.
For a- young man, he displays an
uncanny amount of maturity on
stage. This is undoubtedly the most
ambitious role he has taken on in
his career, and I can safely predict
we will hear a great deal of this
man in the future. It is his show,
and with his mesmeric stare and
his blood-rushing, sincere
characterization, he is able to
scare Jesus out of us and Equus
into us — for awhile, at least. His is
the most moving performance for
1975 in Vancouver.
Equus must also be appreciated
from the physical level. Though it
is a simple set, it contains the
action of a bull-ring. The presence
of six men disguised as horses —
wearing eerie skeletal horse masks
and six-inch high metal platforms,
to make the sound of horse hooves
— is very effective. The stage is
also constructed on a swivel which
revolves at a startling speed when
Alan gallops into his nightmare.
We have no problem in falling
victim to this cunning theatrical
However,   sex,   as   conveyed
through a rather long nude scene, used by Shaffer. At least one rather
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activity.  Some  have   called   this
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Friday, November 14, 1975 PF   INTERV>
Page Friday's John Sprague talks to
recording artist Murray McLauchlan,
appearing at the Queen E9 Nov. IS.
P.F.: You're on a concert tour now. Could
you tell us about the itinerary of your trip?
M.: Well, we just finished doing seven
major concerts in Canada. We did both
jubilees in Edmonton and Calgary. We've
done Regina. We did Massey Hall (Toronto),
National Arts Centre (Ottawa), and
Hamilton, all in the same weekend. And we
went down to Pittsburg for two days, and
I'm just leaving for Philadelphia tomorrow.
We're going to be out on the west coast.
We're doing Vancouver on the 15th (of
November) and Victoria on the 16th. .
P.F.: Do you have any new material that
you will be presenting?
M.: Well, we've got a new album out. It's
a live album called Only the Silence
Remains that we just finished mixing and
putting out. It was recorded in Halifax at the
Dalhousie Art Centre. It's only been out for
about four weeks. In addition to that we're
going to do a studio album. We're going to
start that in the first two weeks of
December. There's a couple of songs from
the live album that will probably be on that
new one but they'll be more arranged than
they are on the live album.
P.F.: Who's playing with you now?
ML: Right now I've got Dennis Pendrith
on bass who's been with me for a long time.
I've got a new person with me, Ben Mink,
formerly with all kinds of people. He played
with a string band for a while. He's playing
mandolin and fiddle with me. So we're a hot
three piece combo.
P.F.: What kind of life to you live on
M.: Well, let me put it to you this way . . .
If the town will survive it, we stay in a good
hotel. If the town won't, we just take
whatever we can get.
P.F.: When did you leave home? 'Child's
Song' seemed to document that.
M.: I left home when I was 17.
P.F.: And what did you do after that?
ML: I just went around and hitchhiked all
over the country, and you know, like fucking
road freight trains, and picked up odd work
wherever I could. I just sort of went
wherever the winds took me for quite some
time, and loved every minute of it except for
the minutes when it wasn't so hot.
P.F.: Where did you finally end up?
ML: I came back to Toronto, and I got a
few things together, and some things didn't
work out so I went to New York and lived in
the Albert Hotel for a while. About five
months I lived in New York actually, and
then I came back to Toronto and started
working with Bernie Finklestein. That's
when we made the first record.
P.F.: Are you doing a lot of writing now?
M.: Yes, a fair bit. *I don't write
prodigiously or anything like that. Just
whatever comes out comes out.
P.F.: I find that the second L.P. you did is
not as autobiographical as the first one, and
it seems to be quite heavily produced. I'm
wondering if the story about the hassles with
the producer that you used to introduce
'Golden Trumpets' on the live L.P. came
from the time when you made that L.P.?
ML: That's right.
P.F.: What inspired the title?
ML: Which? The title for the live album?
P.F.: No. For the Golden Trumpet.
M.: Well, it was just like it came from one
of the lines in the song which was "don't you
feel like the highest note on a golden
trumpet?" It's like you know Gabriel blow
your horn or something. It's the same kind
of image. Like you know, some certain
times when you really want to feel like
you're alive instead of when you're just sort
of wishing you were.
P.F.: That takes me onto the "Old Mah's
Song." You talk about wasting time. You
know people look into his eyes and they
realize that they're wasting time. Do you
ever feel like you are wasting time and
M.: Well, I don't think of it that way
personally, a lot of times because I really
make it a point to not do that as much as I
can. That's one of the sort of cornerstones of
my philosophy if you want. You know, it's
the kind of trip where people who are scared
to die are also scared to live, and if you don't
push your chances then you don't learn
anything, and you generally don't do
anything either. You don't feel human. You
don't have room to stretch out your
P.F.: What kind of ambitions do you have
for yourself?
ML: Well, I'd like to continue doing what
I'm doing. I'd like to mess around a lot. I'd
like to go and see the world. You know, its
like the old thing of joining the merchant
marine. Or some kind of trip like that. It's
like what I'm doing. I'd like to do more of
what I'm doing. That's all.
P.F.: Have you done any tours in
ML: Not yet. I just finished doing a
television special for the BBC which will
probably precede something like that.
P.F.: How do tours fit into your life?
M.: That's the point at which you know
where you're going to be next week instead
of not knowing where you're going to be, I
guess. It's just a trip of, you know going out
and performing what you've written for
people. That's where songwriting becomes a
different trip from painting. So you go out
and you perform them. You make them
alive for people. You travel around, and you
get put through a lot of shit, and sometimes
you have a good time.
P.F.-: Do you consider yourself a kind of
showman as well as a songwriter?
P.F.: Do you consider yourself a kind of
showman as well as a songwriter?
M.: No. I wouldn't say I consider myself
a showman. I consider myself an entertainer. Showman is a different word.
That's like Buffalo Bill Cody, and I don't do
P.F.: How does this all effect your own
image, this playing in front of crowds? What
does that do for you?
M.: You become a lot more conscious of it
in so much as you become your own worst
critic because you don't want to go out and
misrepresent yourself to yourself. Essentially, you're going to do it in front of a lot of
people. So if you screw up and you're a total
jerk then that's what people think of you. So
you're more careful about it. I try to relax as
much as I can and allow myself to be myself
on stage. Sometimes that's the only time you
can do that.
P.F.: How do you usually find audience
ML: Well, that depends on how well you
play. I usually find it's pretty good'cause
these days I play a lot better than I used to.
The shows are a lot better than they used to
be because I can relax a lot more than I used
to be able to.
P.F.: In what ways are the shows better?
ML: Well, I make contact instead of
fighting to make contact. You just relax.
You get behind what you're doing, and you
do make contact. It's like the difference
between Zen and Christianity I suppose. If
you want to get into that.
P.F.: I can see that. I don't know too
much about it, but I can see it. So you think
your music is growing and is going places
with you?
ML: Well, I like to maintain that delusion,
if it is one. I'feel that way .. .yes.
P.F.: What sort of stuff are you getting
into now?
ML: Musically?
P.F.: Yeah.
M.: Well, I'm expanding melodically. I'm
more into music than I was before. I like to
make points in music, you know, make an
emotional texture for a lyric to live in as
much as allow a lyric to have a life of its
own. I feel like they're growing. It's like the
difference between American movies
sometimes and European movies. Like
American movies are largely concerned
with action, with story and with plot, while
European movies are concerned with the
textures that are inside people. And that's
like the direction my songs are going in.
P.F.: Have you travelled through
Europe? Not touring, but just travelling?
M.: No. Never done that at all. Haven't
really had time. I will be going it soon as a
matter of fact.
P.F.: Turning back to Canada, have you
ever played at the Winnipeg Folk Festival?
M.: Yeah, I did once.
P.F.: How did you find it?
M.: I loved it. It was a really good time.
Sat around and got drunk, with John
Hammond mostly. A good time.
P.F.: Did you participate in any of the
M.: Yep. I believe there was a
songwriters' workshop I was in.
P.F.: How did they work out? Were you at
all surprised by what you saw?
ML: No. I had up to that point done quite a
lot of folk festivals and there's nothing ever
that's really surprising about them except
for sometimes when you're doing a
songwriters' workshop, you're a little
surprised 'cause kids come up sometimes
and ask you what kind of royalty rate you
get instead of like asking about what you're
writing about. It's a bit weird, but that's the
only thing that seems to have changed.
P.F.: Have you ever run across any
people you would call real talents there?
M.: At the folk festival?
P.F.: Yeah.
M.: Well, sure. Like most of them are my
friends. I think Bruce is good. I think Dotina
Marie deBoult, or Daisy or whatever the hell
she calls herself, is really good. Frazer, all
these people are good.
P.F.: I was thinking about local people
who just come to the workshops.
M.: Well, I didn't do that much hanging
out right in the area particularly. You know,
I didn't get much of a chance to hear
anybody that was like local.
P.F.: Have you ever played Mariposa?
M.: Yeah, sure. About six times.
P.F.: Could you describe the difference
between the two festivals?
M.: Well, there's no quantitative way to
say that any one is better than another.
They'reall completely different. Mariposa's
a very different trip.
P.F.: In what way?
M.: I didn't play there last year. I don't
think Mariposa is as exciting as it used to be
because it's gotten very academic. It's not
concerned with the life of the music. It's
concerned with the study of form more than
anything else. I think that's very bad. I'd
prefer things like Winnipeg or I'd prefer
things like Philadelphia. Like the
Philadelphia Folk Festival as opposed to
that sort of thing. It's closer to where I live.
P.F.: When does the Philadelphia one
ML: The Philadelphia one happens every
year in late summer. We did the Philly
Festival a year ago, and they split it into
about five shows that were on national
education television in the States which I
was on. It was a very nice trip. Very exciting.
P.F.: Do you have any comments on the
general state of the Canadian music scene?
M.: No, I really don't specifically have
anything to say about that at all. I think it's
still pretty groovy because it has a chance to
be both things to the art rather than just one
thing. Like there's a chance to do what you
want to do creatively and still be successful
here. And that's a good thing.
Gallagher rocks
Before Rory Gallacher came on stage at
the Gardens Friday night a friend of mine
expressed the hope that not too many
members of the audience would expect
Gallagher to play the blues, because he is
now a rock artist. But both rock and blues
fans should have been more than satisfied
with the powerhouse performance that
weaved deftly in and out of both mediums,
creating a fusion which is uniquely
Gallagher's style.
Gallagher's command of technique and
sense of phrasing make him one of the
premier guitarists in rock today. In marked
contrast with many formerly blues-based
guitarists, Gallagher has not drifted into the
morass of heavy-metal flash guitar. Instead
he remains true to his roots even in his own
rock numbers and never slips into the
aimless speed-fingered riffs that pass for
virtuosity today.
The most impressive aspect of
Gallagher's style is that he incorporates a
technique such as the use of feedback and
octave flukes into the body of a song in such
a way that it never sounds superfluous or
incongruous. He is able to play with speed
without losing sight of the song structure.
The first number of the set was opened by
a burst of blues guitar from Gallagher's
very worn looking Stratocaster as the band
plunged into Mel London's "Messin' With
the Kid," a power-blues piece which served
as a showcase for Gallagher's ability to
incorporate a number of blues styles and
still   sound   original.
Muddy Waters' "Where's My Baby
Gone? " a slow 12-bar blues, also served as a
vehicle for Gallagher's brilliant blues guitar
work. At times his playing recalls B. B. King
and, at other times, Hendrix' "Red House,"
but Gallagher's own personality always
shows through the technique. Gallagher has
not forgotten that the blues are primarily a
mode of self-expression.
The balance of the first part of the set was
made up of Gallagher's own compositions,
including "Let Me In," "Tatooed Lady,"
"Ain't Too Good," "Cradle Rock," and
"Walk On Hot Coals." Although basically
boogie music, it is intelligent boogie, well
carried out. Gallagher doesn't confuse being
simple with being simplistic.
His voice is ideally suited to the boogie-
rock medium, as loud and as deep as a bull's
roar and about as refined. His band was also
very comfortable and tight on the rock
numbers, particularly the driving rhythm
section of Gerry Mc Avoy on bass and Rod de
Athon drums.
For the second part of his show Gallagher
used a Dobro acoustic and a bottle-neck
slide on some Mississippi delta numbers
that allowed him to finger pick in a country-
blues style and play old-style slide.
Gallagher's lyrics included typical
references to "too much alcohol" and a
mention of Gastown drew a friendly
response from the crowd. Gallagher
demonstrated that he doesn't have to plug in
his guitar to boogie.
When the band returned to the stage
Gallagher plugged in a Telecaster on which
he played slide guitar with devastating
effect. He performed Cossack jumps and
one-foot shuffles from one side of the stage
to the other, leading the band through one
rocker after another in a tour-de-force of
showmanship. The first number used a riff
stolen from Howlin' Wolf's "Little Red
Rooster," and switched into a faster tempo
where Gallagher dropped his guitar for a
Hohner blues harp. As a harpist, Gallagher
is adequate, but even though his guitar-
playing ability far surpasses his harmonica
work the break fitted well into the set. In
fact, the pacing throughout the set was
almost perfect.
The encore of two numbers, including the
effervescent "Hands Up," closed a "no-
bullshit" blues rock show that should have
turned even lukewarm Gallagher admirers
into avid fans.
Friday, November 14, 1975
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Wakeman fizzles out
Rick Wakeman's present state of
affairs is pretty poor. No doubt he
is content, but from last Friday's
concert and his recent releases, it
seems that he's wasting his talent.
He was much better as a part of the
group; yes when he worked as
keyboard man and part-time
writer. Walkeman just doesn't
have the head for writing music
that can maximize his playing
Wakeman had a lot of impetus
when he la id down The Six Wives of
Henry VIII tracks. Unfortunately
all that energy was spent in that lp
in the same way George Harrison's
energy was used up when he did All
Things Must Pass.
Wakeman's new recordings,
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
and The Tale of King Arthur and
the Magic Sword, sound like old
second-rate opera scores that have
been adapted for rock music.
His concert came across as an
itinerant magic  show   without
magic. The problem was not
Wakeman's playing. In fact, his
stage presence was what gave the
show the feeling that it might have
been magic. It was the paltry
material compounded by a
mediocre backup band.
The backup group was a
collection of banal jokers who
called themselves The English
Rock Ensemble. If they were
deficient backing up Wakeman,
they were equally poor when they
attempted an original tune.
The people on stage were having
fun and that got through to the
audience so there were no hard
feelings anywhere. Wakeman was
a charming host even if it was in a
smudgy sort of way with his quips
about members of the band having
to go for a weewee or King Arthur's
There was one point when the
lead guitarist did a solo that was
entertaining if not musically interesting. By yawning at the top of
an orgiastic lick and finishing with
a power salute while sniffing his
armpit, he gave the distinct impression that he knew, and we
knew that he was just goofing
It was entertaining, period.
The warmup band was not too
hot. Gary Wright has a very young
backup crew that looked insecure
on stage. Smiles were traded in the
group but no contact was made
with the audience. Though the solid
keyboard work did manage to use
electronics effectively, a lot of the
time it seemed to be mere
pedantry. There was also a drum
solo that totally standard and
Wright can be a good performer
though. It seems that his present
band has not gotten it totally
together enough to forget the
electronics and concentrate on
playing to an audience.
For this reviewer, the show was
not a total waste of time. Both
groups fell short of their respective
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review this week: The first is a new
album by Elton John. The second is
from a new Canadian group, Oc-
Rock of the Westies is the latest
product in Elton John's multi-
million dollar contract with MCA
Records. The culture hero is
becoming a music factory. But the
product of the factory is of top
quality, professionally produced
and attractively packaged.
Rock of the Westies is based on
the formula which has made
John's recent albums so popular:
easy listening rock, catchy
melodies and flashy lyrics on
simple themes. He has assembled
an excellent band for this LP,
probably his best backup group to
date. Two accomplished guitarists,
Caleb Quaya and Davey Johnstone, set the smooth tone and with
an occasional burst of energy,
pierce through the music with a
lead riff. The percussion section is
strong with Rodger Pope on drums
and Ray Copper on bells, gongs
and other noise makers. Elton's
piano is not as dominant as on
former albums.
The lyrics are the best part of the
record.     Although     obviously
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Radar's lies reflects on realities
Lies My Father Told Me is funny
and worldly without being gross
and poetic.
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directed by Jan Kadar
produced   by   Harry   Gulkin   and
Anthony Bedrich
original story and screenplay by
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Lies is the story of a small boy,
his grandfather and their cart
horse Ferdeleh. The boy's father is
a materialist. The family is
Jewish, and their main source of
income appears to come from the
grandfather, a rag peddler in
In the hands of the sentimental,
this film could have been alternately weepy-sad, country-wise,
and sugary enough to seriously
endanger your diet. Or it could
have been an ethnic social
document with telling scenes of
poverty and uplifting social
struggle. Worst of all, with its
Topol-like grandfather, it could
have become an all-Canadian
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None of these things happened.
Instead, the themes of the story
are handled with restraint. The
director, Jan Kadar, has seen past
all the shortcuts and audience
manipulation devices available in
the script. He has trimmed them
and underplayed them where a
lesser artist might have given in.
He has achieved motion and life,
without fearing the lyrical.
Actually, the poetry is close to
the core of the film. The theme of
Lies is the relationship of the boy to
his grandfather, who is a patient,
unassuming, idealistic man, who
carries within him a kind of peace
and minstrel joy.
The grandfather is~ not the
stereotyped wise old man of
popular tradition, bursting with
homely truths, and pat, trite
sayings. He achieves his status
through a sense of absolute truth in
what he says and does derived
from the spirit in which they are
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tolerance that the grandfather
brings to the world and to life itself.
All this sounds dreadfully saccharine, and perhaps it would be if
the movie were not tempered with
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acting that brings the characters to
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with settings and situations that
are real and unidealized. Sex is
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Yossi Yadin as Zaida very
carefully refrains from playing his
part larger than life. Jeffrey Lynas
as Davis is very winning and attractive, but he is not coy. He does
not have that button cuteness
which is the mainstay of child
actors and the death of realism and
artistic integrity.
Len Birman, as the materialistic
father, puts into his performance
the kind of insight that raises the
role from the two-dimensional
characterization it threatens to be,
into the representation of an actual
and understandable human being.
Canadian films so far have been
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often with cinema verite,
sometimes touched with brilliance
but mostly lapsing into mere ar-
Aside from the obvious difficulties of making feature films in
Canada,   the   producer,   Harry
Gulkin, the mastmind behind the
movie's production, had never
done a feature film up until the
making of Lies.
In an interview Gulkin admitted
that things did not go easily for
Lies. Having already spent a large
portion   of   his   money   on   his
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Welles fools all
In case you are wondering if the
latest Matisse you bought for a
hundred grand is genuine, you
better pay more for a spectograph
analysis to determine its age
because it might be a fake. In fact,
the star of the movie documentary,
M. Elmyr de Hory claims that a
major art gallery in Europe, which
houses post-impressionist paintings is nomorethan a collection of
his fakes.
F for Fake
starring   Orson   Wells,   Clifford
at the Varsity Theatre
Costly mistakes aside, this film,
narrated by Orson Wells, is done in
a sty le very similar to the TV show,
Night Gallery It is a humorous and
revealing tale of the chancy
business of investing in art.
Mr. Wells takes us to the
romantic Spanish isle of Ibiza, a
well-known habitat for the
cognoscenti of the jet set, and the
home of Elmyr and Clifford Irving,
one of Elmyr's best friends.
Irving, you may remember, was
the man who successfully faked an
autobiography of Howard Hughes.
With the help of Elmyr, he forged
Mr. Hughes' signature on some
documents that experts verified as
genuine in court.
M. de Hory can outsmart the
experts and even the artists
themselves. Hory named one artist
whom he fooled, but he will officially admit to nothing his
lawyers have counselled not to
The big question is whether
Hory's talent ought to justify his
way of life. Wells acts as attorney
Tor the defence, and prosecution.
'We find out that Elmyr was a down
and out refugee from Hungary who
was bumming around America
trying to make a living. He was
able to convince art dealers that he
was from a wealthy home in
Hungary, and had managed to take
with him a few of the family's
paintings. Hory feels his actions
were justified, since he claims he
had no personal vision to express.
Wells, on the other hand, reminds
University of Sussex, England
A key figure in the establishment
of Britain's Open University, Prof.
Mackenzie will discuss Beatrice
Webb in the light of her
unpublished diary and letters.
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us that the great artists of the past
were also in desperate financial
straights, but never gave up their
way of life for a fast buck.
Wells makes references to his
own successful jaunt into fakery,
which was War of the Worlds.
However, he implies that he did the
radio show as a joke, not realizing
at the time that he would throw
cities into panic.
Besides the travelogue of Ibiza,
Wells provides us with his usual
literary comments on the nature of
With respect to de Hory, Wells
leaves the final critical assessment
to the viewer.
Radar's lies
From page 7
But Gulkin persuaded him eventually to write a script.
Jan Kadar, the Czech director
responsible for the Academy
Award winning Shop on Main
Street, was shown the script, and
immediately liked it. One of trie
reasons, apparently, that he chose
to do the film was that he would
have a chance to work with
children. He had no children of his
There were a few complications
during the actual filming. Kadar
developed such a close relationship
with Jeffrey Lynas, the boy who
played David in the film, that the
boy eventually came to act as
though he were co-directing the
film with him. This naturally led to
friction with the other actors. Yossi
Yadan who played Zaida, David's
kindly and loving grandfather, was
often, (behind the scenes), quite
ready to throttle the boy.
Lies, after several years of work,
some troubles with Montreal
weather, and numerous other
difficulties, has been well received
by critics all across the country.
Harry Gulkin's venture into filmmaking can be considered a success.
What does he plan for the future?
Well, Gulkin says he is going to
collaborate again with the author
of Lies, Ted Allan, on a movie
based on the life of Dr. Norman
Bethune. Considering the subject
matter, and the quality of the work
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Friday, November 14, 1975 Equus
From pf 4
beside me, seemed to think so. He
had a well groomed beard and,
unless I had not double-checked, I
was sure it was a red carnation on
his lapel, and not a poppy.
When Alan stripped off all his
clothes in one quick motion, I
heard a faint gasp, then a head
turning towards me and
whispering, "Nowisn't that silly!" !
I disagreed, but I didn't want to
hurt his feelings. The nakedness
was there — man and woman —.
and it seemed to fit without any
ulterior motive. If anything, it
represented the climax perhaps
too expressively, but in all its
natural realism, it worked well.
Equus will be on at the
Playhouse until November 29. It
will surely be held over — that is, if
there is any justice. I hope it will
intoxicate you as much as it did
From pf 6
overstated, the liner notes describe
Bernie Taupin's debt to Elton
John: "Without Taupin, E. John
would be serving pig swill to out-of-
work cub masters." Most of the
songs tell a simple story, that are
probably best described as fun to
listen to. Taupin writes of street
kids, prostitutes and ancient
mariners. A few of the lyrics catch
one's attention for more than a
moment. "She's black as coal/but
she burn like fire/and she wraps
herself around you/like a well
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Ottawa, has just released their
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composed of a number of songs
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hit singles. One cut, Good Feeling
(To Know), is already doing well
on the charts.
There are seven members in the
band, and each contributes to the
vocal sound which is the focus of
the group. The harmonies are
The band is currently on the last
leg of their first national tour. I
saw their act at the Zodiac
Cabaret. They are a fine stage
band and their musical abilities
are more obvious in concert than in
the album. The group has the
technical competence and flair to
make it into the big time. Whether
they do well depends on whether
they can give their songwriting
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Friday, November 14, 1975
Students will vote next week
on a new Alma Mater Society
constitution designed to clear the
cobwebs out of the running of the
Hot flashes
There will be an information
meeting on the proposed
constitution at noon Monday in
room 100 of the education
For the second week in a row.
the Vancouver Institute will have
an academic from England.
This week, Norman MacKenzie
will speak on English publisher
Beatrice Webb and the new
He will talk in IRC 2 at 8:15
p.m., Saturday.
'Tween classes
Bible study, noon, SUB 105B.
Meeting to choose leadership
convention delegates, noon, SUB
General meeting, noon, SUB 211.
Peter Suedfeld on sensory
deprivation, noon, Bu. 205.
General meeting, noon, upstairs
lounge, International House.
Coffee house with Bob Hadley, 8
p.m., Lutheran Campus Centre.
A panel discussion on stopping the
education cutbacks, 8 p.m., 1208
Closing night party, 8:30 p.m., SUB
art gallery.
Clinic tour,   10:30  a.m., 1055 West
Concert by university choral union,
8 p.m.,  music building recital  hall.
Former      UBC      chaplain      Robert
Pearson speaks, 9:30 a.m., Lutheran
Campus Centre.
Protest   march,   2   p.m.,   Vancouver
General Hospital.
Concert by UBC stage band, 8 p.m.,
Old Auditorium.
Harry Robinson on does God know
I really exist? noon, SUB ballroom.
Group meditation and advanced
lecture, noon, I RC G66.
General meeting, noon, SUB 212.
Discussion with health recruiter,
noon, IRC 4.
Ernest Willie on Indian culture and
religion, noon, SUB 207-209, song
and dance, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran
Campus Centre.
Practice, new members welcome,
4:30 p.m., SUB ballroom.
Point Grey riding nomination
meeting, 7:30 p.m., Magee School,
1975 West Forty-ninth.
Prayer and sharing, noon, Lutheran
Campus Centre.
General meeting, noon, SUB 117.
Dr. Hardwick on children's
metabolic diseases, noon, I RC 1.
Ernest Willie on Indians, noon, SUB
207-209, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran
Campus Centre.
Jesus — fact or fiction, 9 p.m.,
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Monthly meeting, 8 p.m., Dunbar
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Page 15
After Simon Fraser opted out
B.C. soccer seeking new life
There is little chance of the Simon Fraser
University Clansmen soccer team returning
to the B.C. soccer league in the "foreseeable
future" said SFU coach John Buchanan.
The Clansmen left the B.C. soccer league
after the end of last season and are
currently playing the U.S. NAIA northwest
conference against American college
teams. So far this season they have amassed
a 12-1 record.
Buchanan admits the calibre of soccer
south of the border are not as good as that in
B.C., but he also said the American conference has more to offer.
According to the SFU coach, the vast
difference between the strength of his team
and that of the U.S. teams has made some of
his star players rather disgruntled with the
whole setup, but, on the other hand, there
are those players who are attracted by the
fact that the SFU team are involved in*a
league which features matches all along the
west coast and possibly in the east. This he
said helps his recruiting program.
UBC coach Joe Johnson also found road
trips helpful both in preparing his team and
in recruiting young players from the
juvenile ranks.
However, he added, he preferred his own
method of choosing his own opponents whom
he thinks will give the Thunderbirds decent
opposition rather than joining a league that
can only offer token competition.
Buchanan, on the other hand, feels the
level of soccer in the U.S. will definitely
improve in the years to come and the
Clansmen can benefit more by being in a
league where the opposition is made up of
college students rather than staying in the
B.C. soccer league where most of the
players are much older and more experienced and play soccer as a form of
Buchanan also said his players are more
interested in playing in front of crowds of
respectable size in the U.S. than in front of
virtually no one in the B.C. league. He thinks
the promotion for the sport is better done
south of the border. The newspapers give
intercollegiate soccer more play and the
players enjoy being recognized. A further
incentive for the NAIA player would be the
North American Soccer League draft. With
the publicity and the draft system the U.S.
college soccer players have a fair chance of
playing professional soccer.
Even though the UBC coach questioned
whether the crowds in the south are really
that much bigger, he did see the problem
B.C. soccer has regarding crowds.
For a team can attract more than 50
players to try for the team, the Thunderbirds fail dismally in attracting an
Earlier in the season when the 'Birds
played the University of Alberta Golden
Bears a crowd of eight turned out: five
reserve players, two girl friends of the
players and a freezing sports reporter.
Later in the Canada West opener against
the University of Victoria Vikings in Victoria, there was not a single person there to
This situation could only happen here. As
the premier spectator sport in the world,
soccer deserves more support than what it is
getting in B.C. Anywhere in the world 11
people kicking an empty beer can in a side
street would attract a larger audience than
the Cup final in B.C.
What makes it even more difficult to
pinpoint the source of the problem is the fact
that there is no lack of interest in soccer in
B.C. The juvenile ranks are swamped with
players and the 'Birds themselves have
proved that there is enough interest on
campus to make soccer a major sport like
football or hockey. The 'Birds had 50 players
try for the team and constantly attract a
large crowd to watch them practise in the
gym field.
One possible solution to the problem, at
least on campus, could be to hold the soccer
home games right there on the gym field
instead of the Thunderbirds Stadium.
This presents no- problem to either the
Birds or the Athletics Department. The
problem lies with the B.C. soccer league.
They insist on playing in an enclosed area.
There is a further problem. If the 'Birds
want to find a sizeable crowd in front of the
gym field, they would have to have the
games during the week. This is, however,
impossible for the other teams in the B.C.
league, because most of the players are
working and cannot play during the week.
Another possible solution is have
exhibition games during the week against
teams such as UVic or Langara. This would
at least raise a slight interest in the game,
rather than having a game over the
weekend against teams such as Wesburn
Kajacs way out in Swangard Stadium.
As it stands now, the 'Birds are playing
before empty stands in the B.C. league and
their intercollegiate season lasts two.
Johnson would like to see a longer season
like that of the basketball, football and
hockey teams. That way at least interest in
the game can be retained.
But the biggest problem in having such a
season is financial. Soccer simply does not
rankhigh enough among collegiate sports to
have a big budget. Unless something can be
done to change that soccer may be doomed
to fizzle out here in Canada, while
everywhere else in the world it has become
a way of life.
UBC wrestlers will play host to
the U.S. Athletes In Action team
from Los Angeles today at 2 p.m. at
the War Memorial Gym.
The hockey 'Birds will take on
the University of Alberta Golden
Bears today and Saturday at the
Winter Sports Centre in Canada
West league play.
Both games start at 8 p.m.
The Rugby team will play the
Meralomas at the Thunderbirds
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During the week of November 17th to 21 st, the following questions
will be put to the student body in a general referendum:
1) "That the present constitution and by-laws of the Alma Mater Society be repealed, and that they be
replaced by the proposed constitution and by-laws as approved by the students' council at their
meeting of November 5th, 1975."
2) "That the A.M.S. activity fee levy on students be increased by $3.50 per student effective June 1st,
1976, raising the total A.M.S. activity fee to $12.50, with the proviso that 50c per student of this
amount be allocated to the clubs benefit fund."
In order to pass, the constitutional resolution must be voted on by 15% of the
student body. 2A oi those casting ballots must approve of the change. The fee
resolution requires a 20% response, with 2A in favour.
S.U.B. - Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sedgewick library — Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Residences — Tues., 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Outside Pit - Wed., 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
Buchanan Bldg. — Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Angus Bldg. - Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Main Library — Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Civil Eng. Bldg. - Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
MacMillan Bldg. - Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Woodward Library — Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
War Memorial Gym — Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Education Bldg. — Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Law Building — Tues., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Electrical Eng. Bldg. — Tues., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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(ClassB)70W per channel. (Class A) 15W
per channel.
• Total Harmonic Distortion (rated
Output) Less than (Class B) 0.1%, (Class
A) 0.05%.
• Power Bandwidth (IHF) (Class B)
5-50,000 Hz, (Class A) 5-100,000 Hz.
Integrated       Stereo
with       Outstanding
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Stereo   Integrated
Incorporates most of the features found
on the more expensive CA-1000 and
CA-800/Direct-coupled OCL pure complementary power amplifier/Direct-
coupled low noise tone control & filter
amps/Relay-operated speaker protection
• Continuous Output Power (8 ohms).
Both channels driven, 20-20,000Hz).,
30W per channel.
• Total Harmonic Distortion (rated
output) less than 0.1%.
• Power   Bandwidth   (IHF)   5-70,OOOHz.
A d v a need
Pure comlementary direct-coupled OCL
power amplifier for under 0.05%.
THD/Switchable Class A. Class B
o pe ration/Switchable turnover
frequencies on high and low tone
controls/Two-step high-low filters.
• Continuous Output Power (8 ohms
both channels driven. 20-20.000 Hz)
(Class B) 45W per channel. (Class A)
10W per channel.
• total Harmonic Distortion (rated
Output) Less than (Class B) 0.1%, (Class
A) 0.0 5%
• Power    Bandwidth     (IHF)    (Class    B)
5-70,000 Hz, (Class A) 5-100,000 Hz.
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The Only Stereo Amplifier in its
Price Range to Offer Near-Class A
One of the world's best stereo buys, the
CA-400 performs to near-professional
standards/Pure complementary OCL circuitry for great response and ultra low
distortion/Mic mixing & recording/Dual
tape deck connections.
. Continous Output Power (8 ohms,
both channels driven, 20-20,000Hz).
20W per channel.
• Total Harmonic Distortion (rated
power) less than 0.1%.
• Power Bandwidth (IHF) 8-70,0OOHz.
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$298.95 ^
CT-600      TUNER"
AM FM Stereo Tuner with Outstanding Reception and Minimal
Specially-developed    IC    multiplex    demodulator with LC type filter Dual-gate
MOS type  FETs in  FM front end/LC-
type   low  pass filter/Switched   FM   muting/High blend/Auto-touch tuning.
• Usable FM Sensitivity IHF. 2.0 uV
. FM Selectivity (IHF). 75dB
. Total       FM       Harmonic       Distortion
(400Hz, IHF, stereo). 0.5%
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CT-800      TUNER
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$328.95 ^
Outstanding Low-Distortion
AM/FM Stereo Reception in Any
Four-ganged   tuning   capacitor  &  dual-
gate    MOS    type    FETs    in    FM    front
end/Precision   IF   amp with   integrated
circuitry   &   3   ceramic   filters/Negative
feedback   switching    in    FM    multiplex
decoder/Exclusive auto-touch tuning.
. Usable FM Sensitivity (IHF) 1.7 uV
. FM selectivity (IHF). 80dB
. Total       FM       Harmonic       Distortion
(400Hz, IHF, stereo). 0.3%
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$428.95 ^
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The phenomenally popular speaker
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This two-way speaker system features Altec's patented 15-inch Bi-
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Harman/Kardon's HK 1000 Stereo
Cassette Deck invites comparison
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The 450 is unexcelled by any other
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