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Array Women gear up for EUS battle
UBC's engineers face an investigation by the B.C. human
rights branch on a charge of sex
Five Vancouver women's groups
have filed a complaint with the
government agency alleging that
"the continuing pornographic and
sexist publications and activities of
the engineering undergraduate
society discourage women from
entering the engineering department
of the faculty of applied science and
create a discriminatory climate
within the university."
Administration president Doug
Kenny, applied science dean Martin
Wedepohl and EUS president Russ
Kinghorn are named in the complaint, filed on behalf of the
Business and Professional
Women's Club, the Council of
Women, the Vancouver Status of
Women, the B.C. Federation of
Women and the Canadian Advisory
Council on the Status of Women.
The engineering students' activities discriminate against women
who might otherwise have chosen
engineering as a career, Joan
Wallace, the groups' official
spokeswoman,   said   in   a   news
hits sexists
WINDSOR (CUP) —.The University of Windsor has set up a special committee to investigate the engineering students' society newspaper because of complaints of its
sexist content.
But since the committee was
formed the paper, The Essex, has
toned down its raunchy content and
is now setting out an editorial
University president Mervyn
Franklin established the committee
after Wendy Murdoch, a spokeswoman for concerned students,
voiced her displeasure about the
content of the paper. The committee consists of seven members of
faculty, staff and the student body.
"We wonder why the paper has
to be so sexually oriented," said
committee member Evelyn McLean. "I suspect their reason for
publication is due to some competition among university engineering
Murdoch says she hopes the
Windsor student administrative
council will look into ways of cutting off funding to the engineering
society for publication of The
"Is it fair for SAC money to be
allotted for uses in a publication of
this magazine?"
The Essex is also in trouble after
publishing a story that resulted in a
woman engineering student filing a
libel suit against the publisher, editor and writer.
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release Wednesday.
Lorette Woolsey, UBC women
students' office director, said
Wednesday she is glad there is going
to be an investigation. "It (the complaint) is absolutely in keeping with
what we've said all along."
And Woolsey said the involvement of a wide spectrum of women
outside the university shows a
widespread disapproval of the EUS'
actions. "It makes it absolutely
crystal clear that it's not just a few
radical women who are
concerned," she said.
Wallace said the university ad
ministration is primarily to blame
for failing to speak out against the
engineering students' excesses. But
Woolsey said the blame for the
situation lies with the EUS and not
the administration. "The
EUS — that's the group I think
must be stopped."
And Woolsey said campus
women's groups face a potential
"conflict of interest" in lodging a
formal complaint against the EUS.
Involvement of the women
students' office, (an administrative body of university
employees), would only jeopardize
the success of the action, she said.
"People outside the university
must deal with it," Woolsey said.
But she added her office provided
the groups with necessary information and encouragement in the
preparation of the complaint.
Wallace said in the release that
enrolment of women in all male-
dominated faculties other than
engineering has risen dramatically
in the last nine years, but the
percentage of women in engineering
has only risen from one to five per
cent in that time.
Woolsey says Wallace's  figures
are frightening. "That is not a
welcoming environment. I absolutely think it's sexual discrimination."
EUS president Russ Kinghorn
said he denies the society's actions
keep women out. "Our activities
work out to a zero difference to encourage or discourage women."
Kinghorn said he admits some of
the EUS' past activities have been
harmful. "I admit that there have
been some regrettable incidents.
"Last year with Star Mahara,
when her real name and her phone
number were published (in the
NEUSletter) — that was unintentional. I disagree with that sort of
thing." (Mahara, a women's committee member and nursing
undergraduate society president,
received obscene phone calls.)
The complaint is based on section
3 of B.C.'s human rights code
which prohibits discrimination in
any service (including education)
which is customarily available to the
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SANITATION FOR THE NATION is discovered by porcine pediatric
university administrator after long-standing search for "Scottie's Little Softie" turned up empty hooved. Campus hog settled for rough and barbed
— glen sanford photo
words of the finest rag west of Blanca, and later squealed with delight as
ink-soaked images of Doug Kenny cleaved to its soft underbelly.
Bennetf calls 7-year halt to uranium mining
There will be a moratorium on
uranium mining and exploration in
B.C. for the next seven years, premier Bill Bennett announced in Victoria Wednesday.
The surprise announcement came
as a shock to those in favor of nuclear power as well as anti-nuclear
"We consider this a major victory and it shows that democracy
can work," said John Moelaert,
Kelowna president of the Canadian
Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility. "We got what we wanted,
Bennett also announced termination of the Bates Commission, set
up by the provincial government to
gauge public reaction to proposed
uranium exploration and mining.
The commission, headed by UBC
health care professor David Bates,
now has three months in which to
prepare its final report.
Moelaert said he felt the announcement was timed to come a
few days before an anti-nuclear rally was to be held in front of the leg-
McGeer discovers big building bucks
The financial ball is rolling for the
province's four industrial research parks, and
a UBC student politician charged yesterday
that the money will steamroller any chances for
public input on the parks.
The provincial government announced late
last week it will grant $10 million to Discovery
Parks Inc. for the construction of a multi-
tenant building at the B.C. Institute of
Technology research park.
"The idea would be to lease space to small
research firms. The multi-tenant building is for
little firms without a lot of capital," said Glen
Mitchell, executive assistant to universities
minister Pat McGeer.
But Marty Lund said that by granting
money for the construction of BCIT, the
government is deliberately speeding up
development of the parks to avoid allowing
public input.
The grant is a move to dodge public outcry
and sidestep the effectiveness of a Burnaby
council public hearing on the BCIT park in
April, charged Lund, chair of the Alma Mater
Society research park committee.
"I suspect that McGeer is trying to push this
thing through before the NDP can bring it up
in the legislature or it is discussed in a public
forum in Burnaby," he said. "It is reprehensible."
Lund added that the multi-tenant building
will provide cut-rate research facilities for both
large and small companies, although the
government had earlier claimed the large cor
porations would have to foot the bill for their
own research facilities.
"The building is not only providing space
for the small companies. They are the beginning of a cluster the large companies will use,"
he said. Lund added the multi-tenant building
will probably house some cafeteria and support services to entice large corporations to
enter the park.
Mitchell said that some large companies
might be allowed to use the building while their
own research facilities were being completed.
He added work on the multi-tenant structure
could begin as soon as this summer and added
that similar project funding could be in the
works for the province's other three research
See page 8: GOV'T
islature in Victoria. The rally has
since been called off as a result of
Bennett's moratorium.
The moratorium comes after a
grounds well of public opinion came
out clearly against uranium mining
and nuclear power in B.C., particularly at provincial all-candidate
meetings last May.
"It is clearly the mood of the
people of this province that they are
not prepared to live with uranium
mining," Bennett said. "Radioactive waste has yet to be controlled
in a manner that is satisfactory to
the public."
Some observers see Bennett's decision as an acute recognition of political realities, especially in the Okanagan, where Bennett's home riding is located.
"Bennett: is a political animal and
this is his home riding. Uranium
mining is political suicide in the Okanagan," Peter Chataway, Greenpeace coordinator against uranium
mining in B.C., said Wednesday.
"It's the first time to my knowledge that a leader in the western
world has turned the nuclear industry around," he added. "It's an
inspiration for all anti-nuclear people in the world."
See page 8: BENNETT Page 2
Thursday, February 28,1980
Savs rentalsman
'Don't call landlords
evil rent tyrants'
The Vancouver commercial press
is unfairly giving the city's landlords a bad name, the provincial
rentalsman charged Wednesday.
Jim Patterson said press attempts
to find tyrannical landlords following a rentalsman's raid on a landlord last week are unfair. "The majority of landlords are reasonable
people. They're concerned about
the publicity."
The "bad publicity" follows
raids on Aquilini and Zen Construction companies, both charged
with repeatedly raising rental
charges above the legal limit allowed under the Landlord and Tenant
Act. "The landlord thought 'Why
not charge illegal rents because if I
get caught I just have to give back
the excess?' " said Patterson.
Aquilini also forced residents of a
Bidwell Street apartment to go
without B.C. Hydro heating fuel
Monday because the company failed to pay an outstanding Hydro
bill. But Patterson said the shut-off
was Hydro's mistake because it had
failed to notify the rentalsman's office before the gas was turned off.
The rentalsman's office has an
arrangement with Hydro to guarantee payment of any Hydro bills
when non-payment threatens a
cutoff to apartment residents, he
added. "But for some reason something went wrong and Hydro cut
off the gas before informing us."
Patterson said such cases are
common and added that his office
guarantees at least payments per
month. After he makes the payment, Patterson said apartment residents are instructed to pay their
rent to the rentalsman's office until
the landlord pays for the Hydro
He said most landlords are not
taking advantage of the severe
housing shortage in Vancouver, and
denied that his office was conducting a full-scale "crackdown" on
landlords. The raid on the construction offices were unusual because
most landlords voluntarily give up
their records to the rentalsman, said
He said the rentalsman's office
cannot arrest anyone and charged
police are often reluctant to get involved in landlord and tenant disputes. "The police don't want to
get involved in landlord and tenant
matters, but if we're going out only
to get documents we wouldn't ask
for police assistance," he said.
All the charges have not yet been
laid against the companies, but Patterson said they will face more than
200 counts of charging illegal rents.
Daily Blah, this island's best and
only newspaper, died today at the
age of 61.
The paper, which was unrivalled,
leaves behind a legacy of snooti-
ness, brashness and just the right
amount of cheeky collegiatism. A
radiant, obnoxious journal right up
to the day of its death, the Daily
Blah slowly starved as its diet of
young hairy puce blorgs became
gradually depleted to venal career-
ism and incipient academia.
Services are all night tonight, in
both the Pit and Lethe.
School District 184
In anticipation of September Elementary and Secondary teaching
vacancies. District Administrators will conduct interviews with interested teachers at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, March 31
and April 1, 1980. Interviews will be by appointment only. Interested
applicants should send completed standard application forms and
resumes to the undersigned by March 14, 1980. Selected candidates
will be informed, by mail, of the time and date of their interview.
Send applications to: Mr. Dave Price,
Director of Instruction,
Box 100.
Gold River, B.C.
V0P 1G0
Take note that the Students Court is convening to hear the
following matter:
Irregularities in the conduct of election of Arts
Undergraduate Society Student Council Representatives.
The hearing is to be held on the 29th day of Feb., 1980 in
Room 260 at 4:30 p.m.
Persons desiring to give evidence or submissions on this matter are directed to
give notice to the Clerk of the Court before commencement of the hearing.
Clerk of the Court
Applications are invited from experienced and beginning
teachers for specialist and elementary assignments for the
1980-1981 school year.
The South Cariboo Offers:
(A) A positive educational climate,
(B) Excellent school facilities and resources,
(C) Supportive administrative services,
(D) Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities,
(E) Reasonably priced and varied types of housing,
(F) Good health services and
(G) Quick and easy access to metropolitan areas.
In-District interviews for selected applicants may take place
later in the spring. Applications with full supporting documents
should be sent to:
Paul McMuldroch
District Superintendent of Schools
Box 250
Ashcroft. B.C. V0K 1A0
1110 Seymour St.
Student Discounts
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Arts Undergraduate
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the second in a series of outdoor concerts
featuring the
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Rain: SUB Auditorium
12:25 p.m.
general meeting of the A.U.S. to
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special appearances by
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Friday Feb. 29th SUB Ballroom — tickets $2
rm 210 War Memorial or AMS Bus. office Thursday, February 28,1980
Page 3
'No true blue communists in USSR'
There are no real communists in
power in the Soviet Union today,
former CBC Moscow correspondent David Levy said Tuesday.
"There are far more Communists
in Canada than in the Soviet
Union," Levy told 200 people in
Buchanan 106.
Levy said that any "real" communists in the Soviet Union were
eliminated long ago leaving only a
small group of governing officials
whose sole concern was maintaining
their political power.
And dissidents such as Andrei
Sakharov are only the tip of the
iceberg, Levy said.
"People who don't want to have
to lie every day — that is the Soviet
underground," said Levy. "They
reject all the institutions of their
own country," he added.
Levy said that such people are
rarely political and prefer to express
their alienation from the Soviet
system in art and other creative activities.
"Many participate in the regime
while hating it," Levy said. "Many
people will be pro-Party in public
but over a bottle of vodka they'll
talk freely."
Levy said the underground is
mainly confined to the cities
because the state is able to exercise
more complete control in the countryside.
In an interview following his
speech Levy said he is pessimistic
regarding the possibilities for
sweeping social change in the Soviet
—stuart doe photo
HEADLESS ANGEL flies over unsuspecting students visiting AMS art gallery in SUB, threatening imminent arrival of world annihilation as foretold in Biblical apocalypse. Students, told of impending doom, remained
oblivious and decided to write essays instead of accumulating food stores for coming Dark Age and its terrible
consequences. Angel, scoffing at student fears, said all exams will come to end in brave new world.
Irregularities alleged in election
There were serious irregularities
in the election of undergraduate
arts representatives to student council, a council member charged
And arts undergraduate representative Alen Postle is taking his
charges to the next meeting of
students court.
Postle said Wednesday his main
complaint is that voters were not
checked against a master list to ensure they were arts students.
"They did not verify the names
of the students who voted," Postle
said. "And as far as I'm concerned
the election can't be valid until they
(the names) are verified."
Postle charged that arts
undergraduate society president
Suk Sihota did not bother to check
the names even though Craig
Brooks, Alma Mater Society director of administration, had a list in
the next room.
But   fellow   arts   representative
Bob Staley said Postle is only complaining because one of his friends
was not elected. "He didn't say
anything until after the election
when his friend (Chris Fulkner) had
already lost."
Postle said although he would
have liked his friend to win, his
main concern is to see elections run
"If he (Staley) is trying to imply
that I wouldn't be complaining if
both Chris and I had won, he is
wrong," Postle added.
Postle also charged that the election was illegal because it was conducted under the new AMS constitution, not in effect at the time.
Students court will meet Friday at
4:30 p.m. in SUB 260.
"There's not much potential. On
the other hand, you can say that
there's a lot of potential but not
much chance today or tomorrow.
What I was saying was that the state
control of public activity is not only
complete but that it has to be complete. It's a basic mandate that the
state has complete control over all
public activity.
"They cannot and no longer try
to have total control over a person's
private activity."
He said that many of the Soviet
Union's most creative and intelligent people isolate themselves
purposefully from the political process because of the state's monopoly on all public life.
"The-whole point is to be non-
political, apolitical, and keep out of
political involvement. But
everything, in a way, in Russia is
political. Writing and literature
have always been political."
Levy had harsh words for the
Soviet bureaucracy. "It's not a
bureaucracy, it's a shoutocracy",
he said.
The Soviet Union is not bent
upon world domination but has
limited and fixed aims, he said. "I
believe that the Soviets already have
their empire, except for a few loose
ends, and Afghanistan I think is
one of those loose ends. But I don't
think they're out looking for an empire," he said.
There is a large gulf between the
government and the people of the
Soviet Union, Levy said. "The
mass of the people would like to get
rid of the system," he said.
"It's almost impossible to be
covering a story of people who are
persecuted without being to some
extent on their side. And they're being persecuted for ideas of which
you yourself approve," Levy said.
"But it doesn't serve any useful
purpose to be on their side."
Canada 'escalating
nuclear arms race'
Canada is selling atomic bombs
to foreign countries under the guise
of peaceful atomic energy, Harold
Kasinksy said Wednesday.
Kasinksy, a UBC zoology professor and member of the Chile
committee, told 20 students in SUB
215 that by selling nuclear reactors
and reprocessing plants, Canada is
providing other countries with all
the ingredients for entering the
nuclear arms race.
He said he is concerned that
Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. is
attempting to sell reactors to countries like Argentina with poor
records of human rights.
"If you're selling a reactor to a
country that has a poor human
rights record, this is not a reliable
sale in terms of proliferation of
nuclear weapons," he said.
Kasinsky said Canada will benefit
in the long run by losing its nuclear
reactor contract bid with Argentina
to West Germany early last year.
"The sad thing is that there are
some jobs lost for Canadians an
(estimated 15,000 labor years), but
there is no longer the danger that we
will sell Argentina an atomic
Kasinksy said the CIA predicts
that Argentina will have nuclear
weapons sometime in the early
He added that Canada was in the
running for winning Argentina's
nuclear reactor contract until
former external affairs minister
Flora MacDonald criticized the
sale of reactors to foreign countries
without safeguards against the
waste products being used for
nuclear weapons.
"The West Germans won it (the
contract) because of their soft
stance on human rights, nuclear
proliferation, and safeguards," he
Kasinsky said he questions the
economic wisdom of selling reactors in the first place. He said that
in a 1973 contract where Canada
sold reactors to Argentina the
government lost $130 million.
He added he estimates at least
$2.5 million was spent on bribes in
the deal.
"If we're willing to take such
losses, we're selling more than just
reactors. We're selling prestige. We
want to make a name for our
technology so we can sell more of
it," he said.
Students occupy office
TORONTO (CUP) — Thirty University of Toronto students occupied the office of university president James Ham in a tuition protest
Tuesday, while Ontario education
minister Bette Stephenson addressed angry students.
The students occupied the office
for 48 hours, until the final discussion of a 17.5 per cent fee increase
takes place at a meeting of a subcommittee of the university governing council.
While the occupation was taking
place, the spirited heckling of 500
students interrupted the minister
regularly as she spoke of the "useful experience" of hearing students'
views on education.
At one point, Stephenson, who
was flanked by two signs reading
Tighten Your Own Belt, Fat Lady
and Education Is A Right, Not A
Privilege, offered to leave the stage
because of the heckling.
Stephenson spoke of the changing needs for the present educational system and related them to
the general economic picture.
"There is no point in insuring
that everyone in the jurisdiction can
attend post-secondary education if
they can't find jobs," she said.
Stephenson was presented with a
2,600-name petition calling for an
accessibility study before fees are
Trident protesters to battle convictions
Anti-nuclear activists plan to fight the conviction Tuesday of 55 protestors charged with
trespassing on the Trident nuclear submarine
base in Bangor, Washington.
"We've been going for five years now and
we're not ready to give up yet," said Pacific
Life Community spokesman Ron Irons. He
said Pacific Life will also continue battling
charges against some protestors who have yet
not been tried.
Protestors under the age of 26 began their
defence yesterday as the trial shifted from a
judge to jury. Irons said the younger group is
using the same defence as their older, convicted, counterparts.
Pacific Life's current defence is an appeal to
international law and a higher ecological
morality. "I would almost guarantee they'll be
found guilty," Irons admitted.
He said U.S. judge Gordon Thompson has
not accepted oral testimony based on international precedent, but has allowed written submissions from each of the accused to be considered.
Irons said protestors are defending
themselves, with only technical advice from
Activists already convicted will be sentenced
on March 28, he said.
Mark Czaja, member of the Seattle-based
Life Without Trident group, was more
pessimistic about the course of the trial.
"In some ways it's discouraging," he said.
"It takes us back a few years", he added,
preferring to the judge's refusal to allow the
jury to hear the testimony of law experts.
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Do you dare smell it?
It's absolutely ludicrous.
The very idea that members of the UBC community, including women's groups, are publicly
voicing every bit of heartfelt support for women
on this campus is ridiculous. Appearance-wise,
they ooze with genuine concern. They wince
with every blind injustice or degradation against
Yet in most cases, when it comes to telling the
student body directly their outmost fears and intentions, they balk. It's always the same excuses: "We've been in the press so much
already", "It's a conflict of interest," "I have a
family, job security is important to me," "We've
got to worry about our position with the administration."
When it takes organizations beyond UBC's
sphere to mobilize and publicly condemn a campus group, then the university community has
proven itself mute and ineffective. Five women's
groups in Vancouver, covering a broad political
spectrum, have lodged a complaint of sex
discrimination against UBC's engineering
department with the B.C. human rights branch.
But why the hell do outside groups have to tell
us what our internal campus problems are? Have
we given up our own struggle?
The women students' office was kind enough
to supply concerned women's groups with the
necessary information to lay the charges, and
encourage them, but why pass the activist work
to outsiders? The crutch of "conflict of interest"
or administrative status should never prevent
any campus group from taking a bold, defiant
and decisive stance on any issue it feels strongly
about. Any radical groups that condemn others
quietly without clearly publicizing all their wrath,
are nothing more than closet liberals. And just as
It's about bloody time some campus group
took more than a sympathetic, token stand on
preventing sex discrimination. A formally-lodged
complaint with a government body is a good first
step admittedly. But because it's a community,
not a university action, it's like making your best
friend clean out your toilet because you don't like
the smell of shit.
February 28, 1980
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the university year by the Alma Mater
Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS or
the university administration. Member, Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page
Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the
Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Co-Editors: Heather Conn and Tom Hawthorn
"There's a full moon tonight!" squealed formerly extremely diminutive co-scum Tom Hawthorn. "Who gives a fuck anyway?" Kevin Finnegan wittily responded. "Those of us who are incapable of arresting the growth of our facial hair," ssid Steve McClure, whose uncontrolled hirsuteness wa8 cau8ing old
ladies to have apoplectic fits outside Peter Ferguson's stylish but somehow tacky salle das cheveux. "I am now completely hairless," announced a triumphant
Peter Menyasz as Heather Conn applied the final stroke, leaving the re-educated pooftah resembling the main cue ball at Seymour billiards. Geof Wheelwright
regaled his comatose audience with hoary hair tales from the wilds of Bermuda while Glen Sanford wondered how many hairs it would take to construct a
bridge from Stanley Park to Courtenay. Barb Selby vowed aha would keep her hair during her Ubyssey career. Stuart Dee jumped into a vat of Brack screaming
aomething about a cummerbund and Vkfal Sassoon while Verne McDonald 8tood back and watched. "I invented hair. I am hair. You are hair. Wa are all hair."
R C. Hydro is evil
Being a student of a fixed budget,
I was pleased when the UBC Alma
Mater Society in conjunction with
the B.C. Hydro and transit authority began issuing monthly educational bus passes. Priced at $18
each, the bus passes offer the student a savings of $2 when calculated
on a monthly, 20 school days
However, I have become puzzled
by the "existence of a so-called
B.C. Hydro policy" governing lost
I unfortunately lost my January
bus pass after having only bought it
Don Y go away
mad — vote for
the 'best people'
I was troubled and dismayed at
the Feb. 15 Ubyssey editorial which
recommended that students refrain
from voting in the federal election.
Those members of the staff who
supported that position abdicated
their responsibility to the studentry.
In the face of the many past statements by The Ubyssey lamenting
and condemning student apathy,
such an editorial stance is pure and
cold hypocrisy.
When The Ubyssey talks so much
about those in power not listening
to the serious concerns and demands of students, to counsel students not to participate in the process
which is the final arbiter of disputes
is the height of irresponsibility and
the depth of short-sightedness. For
what credibility will The Ubyssey
have when it criticizes the government in the future?
The government just doesn't go
away. To blame the "system" is too
easy. The system is, on the whole,
non-moral — it is just a vehicle.
The important factors are who operates it and in whose interests it is
run. The challenge is not to take
your marbles and go home; it is to
choose, intelligently and with foresight, the best people.
In the difficult and turbulent
times ahead, Canada needs repons-
ible leadership in all parts of society. I hope that The Ubyssey will
choose to join Canada —with its
own reasoned and constructive
Scott Griffin
We need peace
We are alarmed by the sabre rattling that our politicians were
engaged in during the election.
Canada has enjoyed a reputation as
a peacekeeper in the world and our
credibility as a peacekeeper will be
lost if our politicians follow U.S.
President Jimmy Carter's hawkish
policy. Many influential Americans
question president Carter's middle
east policy, considering it to be an
Furthermore, the U.S. does not
have a good reputation in foreign
affairs, what with CIA meddling in
Chile, etc., and of course, the Vietnam war, with carpet bombing and
defoliation of both Vietnam and
Cambodia. Are we to blindly follow
U.S. policy, and wake up one morning engaged in another Vietnam,
or even a nuclear war?
If we are to continue living on
this planet, we must have peace,
and Canada's role should be that of
a peacekeeper. If Canada is to be a
peacekeeper, it is necessary to have
an independent foreign policy based
on working toward friendship and
negotiation between all peoples of
the world. Jumping on the cold war
bandwagon makes this impossible.
G.E. Doherty
Victoria coalition for disarmament
a few days before. Two weeks later,
on Jan. 16, the office of the AMS
phoned my home, saying that my
bus pass had been found and that I
could pick it up the next day in this
office. I was grateful and happy to
learn that all was not evil and that
there still was honesty in the world.
However, later in the same day, a
second person called from the AMS
office around 6:30 p.m. (after the
office had already closed) to say
that there was a slight change. I
could obtain my bus pass only after
paying $10.
I was told that B.C. Hydro has a
policy of rewarding bus drivers who
retrieve lost bus passes. And that
since approximately 10 school days
remained in the month, it had been
calculated that the bonus would
amount to $10 and that I, the
rightful owner of the pass, should
Now, I am not against rewarding
drivers who return lost articles,
maybe a special fund should be
allocated by B.C. Hydro; but, I am
puzzled and suspicious of a company policy that decides for the
rightful owner the terms and the
amount of such a reward. I do not
understand the logics of such a
policy. The decision to reward a
driver should be solely the decision
of the owner. What happens to
other lost articles left on the public
buses? Does a bus driver also
receive a "bonus" from the handicapped passenger who has lost his
pass? And is the old age pensioner
who has forgotten his pass on the
bus also forced to reward the bus
driver? And what about a passenger
who has lost his wallet containing
$100? Is there a Hydro policy dictating that a percentage of the
retrieved money must be awarded
to the driver?
This B.C. Hydro "policy" is unjust and takes unfair advantage of
passengers who use public transportation.
Alexandra Carrea
PS. I have phoned and rephoned
B.C. Hydro and until now I have
not received a proper explanation
He bites back at
blue Bug abuser
This letter is addressed to the
moron who vandalized my car last
Wednesday (Feb. 20). For some
peculiar reason, you struck the
front left bumper of my VW and
then leapt out and snapped off the
aerial and tried to twist off the rear-
view mirror. Imagine my shock
when I came out to find my inoffensive blue Bug looking so forlorn
with its little antenna dangling and
its mirror starring blindly into
What prompted this incredible
lack of respect for someone else's
property? You obviously drive a car
yourself and you must know how
expensive the upkeep is. Why work
out your frustrations in this
neolithic manner? I must admit I
had some rather primitive impulses
when I found my car vandalized but
they were mostly channeled into an
intense desire to rip your face off!!
I'd still like the opportunity to tear
a few verbal strips from your hide
but I suppose anyone capable of
such a stupid and cowardly act
wouldn't have the guts to face me
Finally, I must apologize for
wasting this newspaper's time and
space since the person (?) to whom
this letter is addressed probably
can't read.
E. Zoffman
science 1 Thursday, February 28,1980
Page 5
POTENTIAL STEAKS . . . "their social needs aren't ours"
'Eating no meat makes me sensitive'
The "moral argument" against
meat eating that killing animals is
immoral is absurd, That is a dangerous and fanatical attitude when it is
carried to an extreme, because some
people do need meat to maintain a
good state of health.
It has been my experience that
not eating meat makes me more
sensitive, in a similar way that fasting does. However, I found that after extended times of not eating
meat, I became irritable and depressed. This is even following the
"Diet for a Small Planet" recommendations for combining proteins.
I got enough vegetables and vitamins, and stayed away from alcohol
and caffeine. The problem simply
was that my body works more efficiently on animal protein than on
plant protein.
The moral argument for vegetarianism is absurd. In a few years, scientists will prove that plants have a
limited but real intelligence with
real feelings. Then will these same
fanatics call for the cessation of killing plants?
Are these people also adamant
against   the   blue   whale,   which
slaughters millions of zoo plankton
per day to keep alive? Of course
Most animals raised for slaughter
are bred for that purpose, and
would not be alive otherwise.
Animals do not have the same social and esthetic needs that humans
do. Therefore it is absurd to judge
the treatment of animals by human
The main point I want to emphasize is that I will not listen to the
morbid, dark ramblings of someone
who is trying to get me to think her
or his way. I take responsibility for
what I do in this life. You have no
right to tell me what I can or can
not do, or think.
This world is a warring world.
Death and life are parts of the same
duality, and will continue to be so
in balance as long as this world exists. Dwelling on the negative aspect
of something never enhances the
positive one, or creates a balance.
I am a healthy man today, with a
balanced viewpoint. I do eat meat.
Do consider your own state. That is
a matter for concern.
Bruce Wozny
EUS is hostility, not fun
by UBC women students' office
The Lady Godiva ride, an annual event of engineering week on campus, is only the very tip of the iceberg
of sexist attitudes and activities of the engineers. The
EUS newsletter, the Red Rag (a product of engineering
week) and the more sporadic outbursts of cartooning
and graffiti sponsored by the undergraduate engineers,
are graphic and hostile demonstrations often aimed
directly at individual women on campus. These
publications, and the attitudes of violence they represent, cannot be seen simply as "fun", or excused as
"boys will be boys".
Last year's edition of the Red Rag not only
presented the usual pornography, it also presented
child pornography. The Rag named individual women
students, women staff and womens' offices, and then
levelled those named with degrading physical acts, fully described.
There are violent anti-women fantasies in publications both of the Rag and the newsletter: a November
newsletter which sexually slandered one woman student and then gave out her home telephone number,
put the student in the position of receiving obscene
phone calls at her home. A later newsletter sexually
degraded another student who dared to protest the
"fun". Legal representation in this matter reached the
president's office.
Adolescent washroom graffiti takes more violent
directions when it is made public in the pages of a
newsletter, or a yearly newspaper. Claims by engineers
that nobody has to read the newsletter who doesn't
want to are not quite true. The EUS newsletter carries,
as well as the pornography, news and events for all
undergraduate engineers, and it is circulated to all
these students. Among the population of readers are
women who have registered in the faculty (now just
over six per cent, and women are named in the newsletter and in the Red Rag, who do not want to be named!
It is indicative of the feelings of women in general
about the environment in the engineering school, that
while women have streamed into other professional
faculties like medicine, law and commerce, they have
not come in significant numbers to engineering. The
increases in the number of women in the school has
been very small and it has only come over a long period
of time. One important contributing factor to these
low enrolments is the "macho" and sexist image of the
"engineer" at UBC, fostered by EUS activities.
A school which tolerates attitudes which are openly
degrading and hostile to women is not a welcoming
place for women to enroll as students. Many women
find it difficult to enter such a "macho" environment
and thus, find it difficult to seriously consider
engineering as a career. The fact that a small number
of women have surmounted these social barriers is a
tribute to their individual ability and strength. It does
not justify maintaining the traditional social stereotype
that to be an engineer is to be an aggressive, obscene,
beer-swilling male who sexually services women!
Most women are intimidated by overt demonstrations of physical power — represented not only in the
violences of the pornography, but also in the "mob"
effect of a swarm of red shirts chanting mindlessly
across campus. These demonstrations are frightening
things, and when they go unchecked, either by campus
teachings or by the campus administration, women
students and staff are intimidated in their attempts to
speak out. Many women refuse to acknowledge or give
in to that intimidation — but it nevertheless exists. If
men in engineering experience, as they say they do,
powerful peer pressure to maintain these "traditions"
of bigotry, the small number of women engineering
students must experience even more pressure to support the EUS "party line".
Were the sexism to be instead anti-semitism, as it
was in an engineering publication of the early '70s, the
whole of the campus would speak out in indignant
protest — and did in fact speak out at that earlier time.
But . . . who could take male adolescent fantasy
seriously? You women, say men, are taking this too
hard: it's just harmless fun, the engineers are letting
off steam after working so diligently in their courses.
The women the engineers choose as butts for their
hostile humor don't have quite so much fun. Most of
those who have been cartooned in physically debasing
situations in the newsletters feel they have been
psychologically violated. They have momentarily lost
those feelings of self-worth and self-esteem that are a
necessary part of healthy living.
If you are furious, amused, threatened, outraged or
just plain dismayed by activities of the engineering
undergraduate society, let us know in Perspectives.
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'Tween classes
Lesbian drop-in, 1:30 p.m., SUB 130.
Slidea and talk on current situation in Nicaragua,
noon, SUB 206.
Storm tha wall. 4-leg relay, noon. Main mail.
Track and field meet, noon, Harry Logan track.
General meeting, noon, SUB 230.
Summer Options 1980, noon, Chem. 250.
Lecture by Akber Ladha on meditation, noon,
SUB 117.
General   meeting,   noon.   International   House
main floor.
Letter-writing workshop and film, noon, SUB
Last pre-election meeting of the year, noon,
SUB 212.
Joint meeting, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., SUB 212
Speaker from Gay Alcoholics Anonymous,
noon, SUB 212.
Lecture by Austryn Wainhouse on Marquis de
Ssde: Freest of Spirits and Eternal Prisoner. 3:30
p.m., Buch. 1221.
Amazing children's art from the People's Republic of China, until May 4, Museum of Anthropology.
Hot flashes
No tuHering on
Sesame Siroot
While many North American kiddies sit gleefully in plush living
rooms, draining their feeble brains
on mindless television shows and
stuffing dentist-perfect mouths
with potato chips, children in Brazil
starve. They wake up hungry,
malnourished,   without   proper
health care or clothing. Poverty is
as real to them as breathing. And in
their adult world, people are arrested unjustly, imprisoned unjustly
and tortured brutally every day. Life
here is a picnic, for those in Latin
America, it can be living hell.
Tomorrow, go see the film:
Brazil, Children of the Miracle, and
discover what you can do for
human rights in Latin America,
noon, SUB 212.
General meeting to discuss future club activities,
noon, SUB 119.
General meeting, noon. International House.
Dr. Mann speaks on orthodontics, noon, IRC 1.
Film entitled Brazil, Children of the Miracle and a
speaker on What we can do for Human Rights in
Latin America, noon, SUB 212.
Square dance with Ken Oakley calling, 8:30
p.m.. International House upper lounge.
CoRec spring football registration,  until noon.
War Memorial gym, Rm. 210.
Aquatic show featuring AquaSoc, UBC Canoe
Club, UBC Diving team and Synchro Swim B.C.,
noon, aquatic centre.
Dance to Mr. Natural with special appearance by
B.C. Lions, 8 p.m., SUB ballroom.
Planning meeting, noon, SUB 115.
Speech   by   Ed   Landing   on   Conodonts   and
Golden Spikes in an Ordovician Centennial, 2:30
p.m., Geological Sciences Rm. 330A.
General meeting, noon, SUB 213.
Anglican-United communion, noon, Lutheran
Campus Centre.
General meeting,  elections for next year's executive, noon, SUB 207.
General meeting, noon, SUB 130.
Monday, Mar. 3, 1980—12:30 pm
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Student Prices: $3.00 Previews
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President of Ontario Theological Seminary
will be giving four public lectures:
1. The Anabaptist Theology of the Cross
Thursday, 28 February, 1980
3:30-5:00 p.m.
2. The Anabaptist Theology of the Resurrection
Thursday, 28 February, 1980
7:30-9:00 p.m.
3. The Anabaptist Theology of the Christian Community
Friday, 29 February, 1980
3:30-5:00 p.m.
4.Anabaptism and Pietism
Friday, 29 February, 1980
7:30-9:00 p.m.
The lectures are being sponsored by, and wilt be held at
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35 - Lost
DR. PETER PEARSE, Liberal Candidate for
Vancouver Quadra and Commissioner for
Royal Commission of Forest Resources in
B.C., which was a major influence for creation of a new forest act, will speak on Role
of Forestry and Government, Thursday,
12:30, MacMillan 166.
ESCAPE FROM UBC. Come to see a
thoroughly entertaining film this Thursday
7:00; Friday and Saturday 7:00, 9:30 and
Sunday 7:00 in SUB Aud. Only $1.00.
10 — For Sale — Commercial
wood H12ROK Hockey sticks $4.95; grey
sweat pants $9.95; polyester hockey jerseys
$9.95; racquetball racquets $9.95; bicycle
panniers, $14.95; Wilson World Class tennis racquets $29.95 (strung); grey-colored
down jackets $34.95; Nike LDV Or Osaga
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package $79.50; and dozens of other well-
priced items at 3615 West Broadway,
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Write box 40 this paper.
65 — Scandals
"STORM THE WALL" noon today, Main
Mall. Watch and wander.
Friday 8:00 p.m. SUB. Sponsored by intramurals. Tickets $2.00 in Room 210 War
Memorial Gym or AMS office 266 S.U.B. in
attendance B.C. Lions Larry Key, John
Beaton, Terry Bailey.
AQUATIC SHOW noon Friday x-rated
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to join a new program, in which we will attempt to match you with an exercise partner. Get involved, get fit, no cost. For further information call David Myles 733-9015
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99 — Miscellaneous
1980 on the AMS Dunston Mural. Viewing
March 3, 4, 5, 1980 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30
p.m. for info phone 228-3963. Thursday, February 28,1980
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Women's field hockey
UBC vs. JVs, 1 p.m.,
Storm the wall,
McGregor field
12:30 p.m., main mall
Moncton, N.B.
Totems vs. Lomas III,
Track and field meet,
Men's wrestling
1 p.m., Spencer field
12:30 p.m., Logan track
Women's tennis
Men's soccer
UBC at Portland State
UBC at Victoria
Men's rugby
Women's basketball
McKechnie cup
UBC at Western
2nd round
UBC at Victoria
5 km run, 12:30 p.m.,
Maclnnes field
Aquatics show, 12:30 p.m.,
Women's soccer
aquatic centre
Co-rec bike tour,
UBC vs. someone.
Co-rec football,
Galiano island
10 a.m., somewhere
12:30 p.m., Maclnnes field
Men's under-six-feet
Women's tennis
Last day of registration:
basketball tourney,
UBC at Portland
men's rugby tournament
10 a.m., mem gym
Man'* basketball
Men's basketball
UBC at Lethbridge
UBC at Lethbridge
Last day of registration:
Two UBC students who
are mem-
Co-rec canoe trip
Tuition Fee
Income Tax
Feb. 26
Dept. of Finance
General Service
Admin. Building
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
for Student Administrative
Commission (10 members)
& Ombudsperson
Forms available at AMS Business
Office,Student Union Bldg.,
Rm. 266
Applications   must   be   returned   to   AMS
Business Office by 3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 29.
bers of Burnaby Lake rowing club
will row their 30-foot long double
scull across the Strait of Georgia on
the weekend to raise money for a
trip to the world championships
later this year.
Geoff Hall and Duncan MacDonald will start from Burrard civic
marina Saturday morning, weather
permitting, and hope to cover the
40 miles in about seven and a half
Anyone interested in promoting
this particular form of insanity in a
pecuniary way is asked to phone
266-7932 or 736-6820.
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Thursday, February 28,1980
Pass loss no
bargain at all
Student bus passes are a good
deal, but only until you lose them.
A UBC student who lost her bus
pass was forced to pay a $10 reward
to B.C. Hydro before she could get
it back.
"I don't think it's fair because
the purpose of the bus pass is to
save students money," third-year
arts student Alexandra Carrea said
Wednesday. "And you have to pay
again if you lose it."
She said she lost her pass in early
January and received a call from
the Alma Mater Society business office telling her the pass had been located. But she was told the next day
she could not pick up the pass until
she paid B.C. Hydro a $10 reward
for the bus driver who turned it in,
Carrea said.
She paid the fee and got back her
But Carrea said she later complained Hydro's compulsory reward policy is unfair. When she
complained, B.C. Hydro agreed to
return the $10, she added.
But a .Hydro spokeswoman said
Wednesday no such policy exists.
"Hydro policy is that drivers re
ceive no reward whatsoever," said
Hydro public relations officer Sandy Smith. "That may be AMS policy, not a B.C. Hydro policy.
"It's up to individual student
councils what happens with a lost
But AMS business manager Bern
Grady said Wednesday the policy is
still in effect. And Grady added a
member of Hydro's financial division told him prior to Jan. 16 to
continue collecting the $10 reward
and remitting it to Hydro.
And Carrea said that when she
first approached Hydro to recover
her $10, she was told by a company
spokesman that if Hydro had ever
had such a policy it no longer exists.
Grady said the AMS business office has already collected more than
10 rewards for Hydro this year.
Carrea said she is upset because
more than a month has gone by
since the incident began and Hydro
has not yet returned her money.
"And I don't have a proper explanation as to why such a policy
exists, and why I have to pay the
$10 reward."
Gov't 'won't fund all
research buildings'
From page 1
Mitchell refused to speculate on
whether UBC's proposed 58 acre
research park will receive any
research park funding. He said the
money will be awarded on a
project-by-project basis. "It's a
possibility Discovery Parks Inc. will
Bennett gets
glowing praise
From page 1
Chataway also said the B.C. ministry of health should hold thorough enquiries into background radiation levels throughout the province. "Just because there's no mining doesn't mean there shouldn't be
any studies," he said.
"Hopefully the federal department of agriculture can coordinate
these studies with the B.C. health
ministry through the Summerland
Agricultural Research Station,"
Chataway said.
eventually be coming to the government for more money, but the
government's not going to build all
the buildings."
And UBC administration vice-
president Erich Vogt said no money
can be granted to UBC yet because
the negotiations on the university's
contract with Discovery Parks Inc.
have not been completed.
Lund said his committee will present a petition to the UBC board of
governors before that contract is
The committee will present the
board with a 1,500 signature petition asking for a moratorium on
park negotiations until public hearings have been held on the park's
development and assurances that
students, faculty members and
citizens of the Point Grey community will be represented on the
park's board of management.
"We are counting on the board
to prevent this (the BCIT construction) from happening at UBC,"
said Lund.
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VOC gets cabin referendum
The Varsity Outdoor Club will
finally resolve its long-standing
dispute with the Alma Mater Society.
Student council decided Wednesday to hold a referendum on Mar.
11 to 13 to decide whether $30,000
will be given to VOC. The money
would allow the club to build four
cabins to replace the cabin the UBC
ski club now uses at Whistler
VOC has repeatedly made it clear
that it considers the Whistler cabin
to be its property. Student council,
facing potential lawsuits, has agreed
to provide funds for replacement
facilities at various locations where
the VOC operates.
•So students in Cchkkni foci d-pott
The sound of the United States' registration and draft mechanisms churning into action is drifting across the border into
Canada, and U.S. citizens studying in B.C.
are alarmed by the implications.
Columbia College student Luana Calahan
says she is worried a call for U.S. women to
register might force her to interrupt her
Calahan is studying in Canada under a student visa, and a large percentage of her
money is provided by the U.S. government.
But she says she is afraid that if she refuses to
register for the draft, the government might
refuse to provide any further money.
When her father died, Callahan says, the
U.S. Social Security agency started paying
her benefits of $400 per month.
"When a father dies, Social Security gives
money to support the children to go to
school," she says. "So they pay for my going
to school up here."
Calahan says the idea of registering for an
upcoming draft leaves her cold. "I don't like
it one bit," she says.
But she says she would be unable to continue her studies if the U.S. government
decides to cut off benefits to people in
Canada who don't register. "That's what
I'm wondering about — what would happen
if I don't register?"
And she's not alone.
"I know there's quite a few other people in
the same situation up here," Calahan says.
When one of her Social Security checks
was late in arriving, Calahan says she called
the agency to find out what happened. The
agency told her all the checks from her area
in the U.S. would be late. And several times
when she has gone to deposit her check in the
bank, there have been large numbers of
similar checks in sight, Calahan says.
A spokeswoman for the Social Security
Administration's Seattle office said Wednesday there is no fixed policy to handle the
potential situation Calahan is concerned
"It's a benefit they get every month if
they're attending school full time," said
social security service representative J. Met-
Metzger said she is worried about the prospect of a draft but added, after consulting
with a supervisor, that there is little
likelihood the agency will suspend benefits of
recipients in Canada who won't register.
"Apparently even during the Vietnam was
we didn't terminate any benefits," Metzger
But she also said the Social Security Administration has confidential information
that might help U.S. military authorities find
benefit recipients in Canada who do not
register for the draft.
"Although there's a privacy act (in the
U.S.), if the military branch of the U.S.
government came to us and said, 'There's someone living in Canada and receiving Social
Security benefits and we'd like their address',
we'd give it to them.
"We would act as if the privacy act did not
exist and we'd release their address," Metzger said.
Calahan says she is still not sure what will
happen to her if the Social Security Administration cuts her benefits or gives her address to the military. "I guess I'll just take
my chances," she says.
Jim Neilsen, director of the Common
Ministry at Washington State University,
says there is no reason for Social Security to
cut off benefits if the recipient is in Canada
The projected cost of the projects
is less than $30,000 but VOC is asking for the extra funds to cover
possible cost overruns.
The referendum, under the new
constitution, will require at least 10
per cent of UBC's more than 30,000
students to vote in favor of it to
pass. The ten per cent must be a majority of those voting.
Council also defeated a motion to
bar undergraduate newsletters from
being awarded points toward the in-
terfaculty cup.
The motion presented by arts
representative Bob Staley was
originally aimed at the engineering
undergraduate society's NEUSlet-
ter, but was amended to eliminate
all undergraduate newsletters from
the interfacuity competition.
Debate on Staley's motion centred on the EUS newsletter's sexism
and morality, which has been attacked by campus Christian groups,
the UBC women's committee and
other campus organizations.
In other business, the council approved a logo for the AMS to use in
correspondence and to publicize its
activities. The logo incorporates the
AMS acronym in an imitation of
the UBC crest.
Council passed over the logo that
won first place in an AMS competition earlier this year. The contest,
which netted the first-place in an
AMS competition earlier this year.
The contest, which netted the first-
place entrant a prize of $100, was
held to select a new logo to represent the society.


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