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The Ubyssey Sep 17, 1981

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Array Campus bank deserts students
UBC's only campus bank will no
longer process Canada Student
loans, forcing students to travel to a
branch on Pender and Granville for
that service.
The Bank of Montreal, with two
branches on campus, will no longer
handle loans here, with bank
spokespeople citing rising service
costs and the federal government's
failure to give the bank more than a
15 per cent return on the loans as
the cause.
"We think that (the Pender and
Granville location) provides fair access to all students in the Lower
Mainland. It all depends on the individual whether it's an inconvenience," said personal banking manager Jim Armstrong.
Armstrong, who was involved in
the decision to centralize the loans,
said the move will lower the bank's
operating costs but claimed it will
not inconvenience students.
The bank has supplied two loans
officers to interview applicants in
SUB but Alma Mater Society vice-
president Peter Mitchell charged
that the bank failed to adequately
advertise the service.
"I think a lot of people can't find
the loans officers. I've had one or
two people complain that the bank
isn't handling loans on campus so I
think they don't know where the officers are," said Mitchell.
He added the two interviewers in
SUB 119 have handled 400 loans to
date and now the bank wants to remove one person.
"It's important for students to
line up to get their loans now because they won't be able to after
Heather Robertson, a Speakeasy
volunteer, said dozens of students
have come by wondering where the
bank's loan desk is located. "I've
also talked to people who are upset
about the bank's poor service," she
Approximately 5,000 students
applied for Canada Student loans at
UBC last year and about 2,500
students received them.
Gocf help UBC,
please send cash
"If this is the way of the future,
God help this university."
Massive funding shortfalls are
seriously damaging the quality of
education at UBC, Hugh Greenwood, faculty board of governors
representative, told senate Wednesday night.
"We've restricted enrolment.
We've reduced the quality of the
education. We've reduced the
scope and all the other academic
enterprises," he said.
Greenwood said professors in the
science department face a shortage
of teaching assistants and some
have seen their class loads doubled
while many are running the labs
and doing the marking.
"By and large the professors
have pitched in, but this can't go on
for long," Greenwood warned.
He said the support staff has
been reduced, there are no funds
for bachelor of science theses
research, no assistance for student
activities and many unfilled faculty
The science faculty can no longer
bring distinguished speakers to
UBC because it cannot afford the
travel fare, he added.
Greenwood said UBC's board of
governors is fighting for more
funds from the provincial government. But he added that asking for
the money "is a multi-stage house
of cards."
He said the university must communicate with the provincial
government through the universities council of B.C. The board
and council met Wednesday morning, and while the council was sympathetic to the university's plight
See page 7:NEW
Housing still bad
for UBC students
Despite low vacancy rates and
high rents, UBC students searching
for accomodation are maintaining a
sense of humor and camaraderie
about the situation.
Wednesday afternoon outside the
Ponderosa off-campus housing office a crowd of about 80 people
cheered and burst into applause as
two men's rooms in Gage Towers
were filled after 70 numbers on the
waiting list were called out by a
housing staffer.
Two men's and two women's
rooms in Totem Park and Place
Vanier were quickly snapped up
before the crowd quietly dispersed.
"Things are better now than they
were in August," said women's
residence assignment clerk Susan
Luck. "The postal strike really
messed up residence payments so
that a lot of them did not arrive until after the payment deadline." As
a result a number of rooms were in
limbo, but now everything is
straightened out, she added.
Jody Simmons, education 3, says
she has been searching for accomodation for a week and a half.
She was in residence last year, applied again this year and is number
732 on the waiting list.
Simmons is upset about what she
feels is an injustice in housing
policy. "I think that is is unfair that
re-applicants from the Vancouver
area are being given rooms while
out of town re-applicants are being
put on the waiting list," she said,
adding that she knew of several instances where Vancouver students
spent the summer living with their
parents before moving back into
Simmons said she could afford to
pay $200 a month, but would have
to make do without certain luxuries
such as food.
Gordon Arsenault, science 1, has
been looking for a place since mid-
August. He also has budgeted for a
maximum rent of $200 per month.
Arsenault said apartments were
definitely out of his reach, so he has
been looking for shared houses. He
estimates that he's tried dozens of
"When you finally get there you
find you're in a lineup of 20 or 30
people, which makes it pretty hard
to make a good impression," he
On Wednesday, the housing
listings at Ponderosa ranged from a
low of $110 for a housekeeping
room to $875 a month for a furnished apartment in the West End.
Indicative of how desperate the
situation has become were three
listings for houses in Point Roberts,
with the provision that prospective
tenants be American citizens.
UBC awards officer Byron Hender said originally the bank wanted
to close the SUB branch altogether
and encourage students to go off
campus. "It wasn't a workable pro
posal," said Hender.
The administration and AMS executive members asked the bank to
come up with an alternative proposal. The bank is currently planning to phase out home accounts in
the administration building branch
and will install three new instabanks
in the SUB branch.
"The bank is really free to do
business wherever they want. We
don't have any right to demand
they do anything," Hender added.
The bank has recently reviewed
student customer allegiance, he
said.   "Originally   the   Bank   of
Montreal was at the forefront in assisting students with their loans."
The bank wanted to attract a certain type of customer as students
hoping they would remain customers upon graduation but bank officials "reviewed the history of that
and found they weren't retaining
those customers," Hender said.
In B.C. the bank handles more
See page 6: BANK
Vol. LXIV, No. 2
Vancouver. B.C. Thursday. September 17,1981 °&g^»48      228-2301
— arnold tMHtotrom photo
ROYAL COUPLE CLOWNS AROUND~consents to visit AMS at Queen Haugen's invitation; Charles brings
medical kit to administer life to her crumbling kingdom. AMS also provided limos, at great cost, for campus tour
to new students.
Cap injects new bureaucrats
A move by the Capilano College
board to "inject a new layer of
bureaucrats" drew more than 150
faculty members and students to
protest the unilateral action at the
Tuesday board meeting.
The North Vancouver college
board announced during the summer, without prior consultation
with faculty or staff, its intention to
create ten "director" positions in
the college. Principal Paul
Gallagher said the positions are intended to "liberate the deans from
the volume of day-to-day administration so that they can devote
more of their time to essential planning activities."
Should the board go ahead with
its proposal, the 280-member
Capilano College Faculty Association will file a grievance against
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UBC wins berry bucks
Cranberry researchers at UBC once again are safe from the
ravages of inflation, 18 per cent faculty wage increases, and other
day-to-day concerns researchers are supposed to worry about.
A juicy new $3,000 scholarship for research into pomology is currently before the senate awards committee waiting for approval. The
lucky researcher will be given the money for research into the "better
understanding of the cranberry plant," if the award is approved.
Pomology researchers have the taste of victory within their
tastebuds after allegedly developing a test to discover whether
cranberry sauce tastes the same on turkeys at different times during
the year.
Senate members would not comment on the political consequences
of combining a pomology and poultry scholarship, saying only the
possibilities are endless.
management and seek a court injunction.
Currently department coordinators, who are faculty
members elected democratically by
the faculty within their department,
report directly to the dean responsible for their academic discipline.
The directors, as proposed by
the board, would be administrators
with no real decision-making
Capilano College Faculty
Association spokesperson
Crawford Kilian implied the
board's proposal was anti-union.
"The basic difference is that coordinators are faculty members but
directors will be part of the administration.
"If it is said that our loyalties lie
closer to our own faculties, then it is
even more likely with directors."
The CCFA's major concern was
the threat to the democratic system
which was evolved at Capilano during the last decade, posed by the
board's proposal. A second concern
was   the   threat   to   college   stan-
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Thursday, September 17,1981
Lack of funding is the problem say faculty
From page 1
dards due to loss of faculty funding
and morale.
"We cannot see a plausible
justification for the creation of
these positions," Kilian said.
"These positions, as described, do
not seem to answer any college
"The current system (of department co-ordinators) has a great
many mechanisms to allow people
to influence decisions. The imposition of a director will hamper or
stop that influence, and even our
ability to initiate decisions."
The CCFA members feel the
directors will only serve as insulation for senior administrators, to
the college's detriment. Not only
will the direct line of communication between faculty and administrators be broken, but the funding needed to pay ten directors and
their support staff will probably be
diverted from course funds.
Faculty members also charged
the board did not discuss its proposal with them. "A solution came
forward, and we never even knew
what the problem was," said
political science instructor Ed
Lavalle. "You say the problem is
lack of accessibility to deans, we
is   lack   of
feel    the    problem
After the faculty presentation the
board went into an in-camera session to discuss the arguments raised. Their decision is expected to be
released some time today.
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Political animals race for VP spo
The race is on to fill the position
of Alma Mater Society vice president, following Peter Mitchell's announcement Sept. 10 of his resignation for academic reasons.
Three candidates, Charles Menzies, science 2, from the Platypus
Party (an offshoot of Rhinocerous
International), Pat Chow, arts 4,
No surprise
over costs
Some UBC students seem resigned to the increased financial burden
placed on them this year by text
book price increases averaging between 12 to 15 per cent.
Students coming out of the Armoury, where the UBC Bookstore
has set up temporary facilities, saw
the increases as inevitable. "It cost
a lot of money for my books, but I
was prepared for it," said Louise
Merit, Commerce 2.
"The increases aren't
unreasonable, everything is going
up at about the same rate," said
Dave Legg, Marketing 4.
"We have no control over setting
textbook prices. In fact publishing
is probably the only industry where
the manufacturer sets the prices,"
John Hedgecock, UBC's bookstore
manager said Wednesday.
"The bookstore is given a discount of about 20 per cent off the
list price of the book by the
manufacturer. The profits arising
from this discount are used to offset
the store's overhead. Freight costs
and employee wages actually exceed
the profit from book sales so these
costs must be subsidized from the
sales of paper and other supplies,"
Hedgecock said.
Students cannot expect to buy
their textbooks in private
bookstores either. David Kerfoot of
Duthie's Books said, "We don't
deal with textbooks because we
would lose money on them.
"Our overhead is about 33 per
cent of the price of our books so we
cannot afford to sell textbooks
where the discount we get on the list
price from the publishers doesn't
cover our costs."
Besides prices, students had other
complaints about their books.
Bruce Morrow, forestry 1, was
upset about having to buy books he
will probably seldom use: "My
economics prof made us buy three
books but we will probably barely
use two of them."
Another complaint was that professors would require the latest editions of textbooks. Legg said," A
writer will add one or two chapters
to his book, a prof will prescribe the
new edition and all the old books in
circulation become obsolete."
and Brent Crich, engineering 2, are
vying for the four month term of
After AMS president Marlea
Haugen said Monday that a
Platypus candidate would not be
permitted to win the election, Men
zies announced his candidacy
Wednesday. "Our democratic
rights as citizens of UBC are being
jeopardized by an autocratic rep,"
Menzies said Wednesday.
Menzies ran against Mitchell in
last February's election, receiving
908 votes to Mitchell's 1,475.
Menzies denies he is a joke candidate despite running in February
"on a platform of oak." "I can do
a very good job if student council
doesn't impeach me first," Menzies
said. "Platypus is a rational alter-
— amold hedstrom photo
SECONDS BEFORE he was devoured, Ubyssey photographer snapped last shot of space invader leaping out of
pinball machine to ravage destruction upon Anthropology museum. After killing off poor Arnold, invader was captured by quick thinking museum staff and wood-be monster was put on display.
UBC finally gains Knowledge
Knowledge has finally come to
After broadcasting from the B.C.
Institute of Technology since its inception in May 1980, the Knowledge Network is packing up and
moving to UBC's industrial resource centre.
It is the province's educational
communications network which
carries 98 hours of programming
each week and is sponsored by various educational institutions. It also
provides services for continuing
adult education.
Since November 1980 the Knowledge Network's programming department has been located at UBC,
but their broadcasting system was
operated out of two classrooms at
BCIT, according to network president Walter Hardwick.
Hardwick said the network went
looking for a new location during
the summer and was approached by
a UBC committee which "invited us
to come and become part of the
UBC mix of activities."
Hardwick says he expects the
UBC location to be convenient for
Catching Nazis not easy task
Prosecuting Nazi war criminals
is not an easy task, according to a
Nazi criminal prosecutor.
Adalbert Rueckerl, chief West
German prosecutor of Nazi war
criminals, spoke to an audience of
70 people in Hebb Theatre Tuesday.
Rueckerl made it clear he was not
a Nazi hunter, although he does
make frequent contact with Nazi
hunters such as Simon Wiesenthal.
With these contacts he has been
able to compile information on the
names of participants of the Holo-
coast, in which at least 4.5 million
Jews and Slavs were killed.
Rueckerl said he plans to bring
the world complete information
about the Holocaust. A Canadian
anti-semitic organization, SAMIS-
DAT, claims the Holocaust never
happened, he added.
With his sources and sketchy records, Rueckerl believes there could
be several hundred Nazi war criminals in Canada. But the criminals,
in order to be prosecuted, must first
be extradited, have enough evidence
against them to be convicted, and
be mentally and physically fit
enough to be brought to trial, he
Rueckerl, a Nazi criminal prosecutor since 1961, has written several
books on Nazi crimes. His speech at
UBC was part of a Canadian tour,
which also includes a talk with justice minister Jean Cretien.
Rueckerl's talk was sponsored by
Alternative to Racism, a Vancouver-based group dedicated to eradicating racial bigotry.
RUECKERL. . . seeks
Holocaust truth
several reasons. One of these is the
network's plan to install a cable
connection between UBC and the
teaching hospitals, Vancouver General and St. Paul's. The network
also plans to set up a cable connection between the law courts and
"This is going to allow things to
be shared among these institutions
without people having to travel between them," Hardwick said.
The UBC move would also be
convenient because the network will
have access to university facilities,
he added. "It's convenient from
our point of view to be adjacent to
people who are in a similar business."
The fact the network is only
available to viewers in Vancouver
and Victoria is prohibitive to the
network's overall success, Hardwick said, but added he isn't particularly concerned with how many
people watch the network.
"This is a channel which is operating for selective viewing. If you're
giving a course in continuing legal
education it's not going to break the
top of the Neilsen ratings and we
don't expect it to."
Hardwick said he is optimistic
about the possibility of the network
one day reaching province-wide.
The network was an unproven commodity when it first applied for a
regular televison frequency but with
nearly 100 hours of programming a
week and a year of experience he
says their application may be renewed.
native to the candidates of the past
years," he added.
In February, Menzies ran concurrently for two executive positions,
promising to spend the $200,000
AMS surplus on a Hawaii travel
club and free beer nights.
Chow announced her candidacy
for the position Tuesday. "I like the
job. For a three month term, you're
going to have to have someone who
knows the system" she said
Wednesday. Chow was elections
commissioner this year, and has
been active in orientation and club
Crich declared his candidacy
Wednesday. "It's something I have
always wanted to do. I know what
is expected of me," he said Wednesday. Crich has been active in intramurals, first year council, and
the physics society.
The thought of a Platypus winning does not bother Chow or Crich.
"I don't think we have any worry if
we get serious voters out," Crich
said. "It will probably boost the
turnout if it's a bogus campaign,"
Chow added.
Crich questioned the seriousness
of Menzies' campaign. "If he says
he's serious, I don't know why he's
running for the Platypi. The
Platypus name would only hurt
him," he said.
No drastic
TAU change
The teaching assistants union is
setting in for another long, drawn-
out bargaining battle with UBC's
Four bargaining sessions between
the two sides have seen little progress on major issues and negotiations will last at least until October,
TAU recording secretary Malcolm
Kennard said Wednesday.
Kennard is not optimistic about
the union's chance for success in
negotiations. "I don't think we are
going to get any drastic changes (in
the contract)," he said.
The four union negotiators are
currently concentrating on two
issues; academic input and when
job opportunities are posted.
The TAs are seeking greater input
into the academic quality of courses
and they are opposed to listing the
majority of job opportunities in the
summer when most TAs are out of
Kennard said the TAU is not in
strong bargaining position because
only half of UBC's TAs belong to
the union. But the administration
has shown little enthusiasm and
lack of organization in talks so far,
he added.
The union was formed 18 months
ago and its first contract negotiations with the university lasted until
December, when the administration
walked out of talks.
Real job for
real money
We take it you want money.
We can tell because we advertised
heavily for staff last issue while slyly leaving out the fact no one
around here gets paid. You, clever
person, noticed this and didn't
show up. All of you.
So we cashed in our bottle collection and now have a real job
available for folding money. If
you've got a car and are available
between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays,
you can become The Ubyssey's only
paid staffer, the copy runner.
Fill out an application at the
AMS publications office, SUB 241
and we'll help you pay the rent. No
reading, writing or arithmetic required. Page 4
Thursday, September 17,1981
No deposit,
no return
Imagine, If you will, a company which has a monopoly on campus.
Imagine a company, for example a restaurant, which refuses to provide
some essential service such as providing knives, forks or spoons leaving its
customers to use their resources to make up for the absence.
Then imagine that company using "rising service costs" as the reason
for the absence of cutlery.
Add to that, the company's long history of investment in countries like
Chile, South Africa, Korea and Argentina, financially supporting right-
wing dictatorships and apartheid regimes.
Imagine how long this company would be welcome on campus before
students would rise up in protest against poor service and shady political
UBC has such a company: the Bank of Montreal. It's not refusing knives
and forks, but student loans to their customers on campus. And bank officials think they are not inconveniencing students by forcing them to travel
miles by bus or car to Pender and Granville.
The truth is that the bank does not care about students. The bank is a
business and like a good business they put profits before incidentals like
good service or morality.
In 1980 the Bank of Montreal made a profit of $183 million with $1,283.3
million in South American assets and $755.3 million in Mexico, the Carribean and Central America.
And yet the bank's personal banking manager, Jim Armstrong, says the
student loans are costing their company too much money.
Yes, the bank has provided two loans officers, but trie bank officials
cared enough to poorly advertise that service and provided it only after administration and student representative protests.
The real reasons for the bank centralizing student loans are simple. The
Bank of Montreal wants to discourage students from handling their loans
because the federal government is only paying 15 per cent interest. Why
doesn't the bank negotiate with the federal government for a better return
It's always easier to make students pay. And the bank has found that
students are not loyal customers. If the bank provided better service,
eliminated mile-long line-ups, and stopped overworking its harassed
tellers; and if the bank's social conscience was pricked and they pulled
their investments out of Chile and South Africa, maybe students would be
more "loyal".
The fact that the bank originally helped build the student union building
was no big-hearted move by the bankers. It was a move based on research
which told them that students would continue to come to them when they
were professionals and really earning money.
Now they hear a different tune. It's "sorry but decent service costs too
That the only campus located branch will not handle student loans is
outrageous and absurd. Only such a callous mentality could justify propping up some of the world's bloodiest regimes.
We're no longer dealing with you money-grubbing students. What do you think this is
— a bank?
Learn a tirade!
Learn a trade!
Follow in the steps of the might fallen reporters such
as Pat Carney, Allan Fotheringham, Pierre Berton and
J. V. Clyne.
Learn how to expertly handle an em ruler, camera,
news story or administration bureaucrat. Test your
courage with the student politicos who'll eat you alive
but turn you into a real journalist.
Yes, if you join before 1982 you can avoid the costly
membership fees entailed in this unique trade program
that only The Ubyssey can provide.
If you have an interest in anything from nuclear
waste to the nuclear family, there's a job for you in this
fast expanding field.
The way to apply is very simple: just drop into the
office, 241k SUB, any Monday, Wednesday or Thursday at noon.
You don't have to be hankering to be just a news reporter either. Those interested in honing their talents
as interview, feature or review writers should come up
to see us on Tuesdays at noon when the more bizarre
rituals are performed.
And you can forget the traditional media lies about
the joys of newspapering being a male privilege. The
Ubyssey, besides supporting feminism and feminist
groups, welcomes women and needs more women in
order to present a balanced view to a campus where
the majority of students are female.
Come to us a confused undergraduate; leave with
skills, several nasty habits and a cynical view of the
Alternative to the Pit: International House
It's evening at UBC, time to relax
from mental strain, and you wish
there was an alternative to The Pit,
some place to find people for a
friendly chat over beer or a cup of
Well, there is. A lot of students
enjoy a good time at The Pit, but
others who find something missing
there — a certain coziness and ease
of communication — will prefer
Gate 4 at International House, a
lounge which serves a variety of
drinks and snacks.
At first I mistook IH as some exclusive sort of hangout for foreign
students. In reality it is a converging
point of all nationalities, including
Canadians — a unique place to go
in the evening and unwind in
stimulating company.
What a priceless chance to interact with keen-minded young people from around the globe! University is often seen as a paradise for
making friends, but perhaps most
students who become friends are in
too many respects alike, from
similar backgrounds which reinforce narrow old attitudes. A person, on the other hand, who grew
up in Ethiopia, Chile, Malaysia or
Sri Lanka — what does he or she
think about world affairs, human
relationships or moral values?
Ordinarily such people are hard
Hot Flash bashed, trashed
For all the people who are forever
between classes at The Ubyssey,
I've got a hot flash for you.
That's right, kiddies, it's bash the
bad news logos time.
It used to be that logos changed
at your newspaper only after a
discerning committee had been intelligently selected; said committee
had reviewed hundreds of suggestions and alternatives; and the committee had presented several choices
to the staff. (Choices such as yours
would be laughed at. The staff
would then vote for change only
after the first paper was in production and everyone was back from
their summer on the Riviera.
Your new logos for the 'Tweens
and Hots look like what a bored
reporter might doodle in class after
writing too much such drivel as ap
pears under those new square black
fonts that would not look out of
place in a telephone directory
advertisement for a tire store. Compared to their ugliness, Wazz
Menyasz' layouts look elegant and
From a quick glance at the first
issue it appears The Ubyssey is still
a quality newspaper. But your taste
in logos seems to have been left in
the bottoms of your old beer bottles. Sooner or later, you'll get back
to bodoni.
P.S. I presume The Ubyssey still
adheres to the English language,
which denotes contractions with an
apostrophe, 'Tween Classes being
an example.
Verne McDonald
editor emeritus
to find and even harder to get into a
frank discussion with, but not at International House. I had my^most
mind-expanding conversations
there and experienced, despite
clashing opinions, always some
basic tolerance and mutual respect.
And not only is it fruitful for
Canadians to get acquainted with
foreign students, it is also extremely
important in a different sense —
because without getting to know
Canadians, foreign students will
hardly get to like us.
What sets IH apart as a meeting
place is not only its cross-cultural
flavor, but also the restful intimacy
of its atmosphere. The ice between
strangers breaks easily there. The
facilities, while certainly large
enough to accommodate
newcomers, are yet small enough to
prevent individuals from feeling lost
in a crowd.
For those with initiative, opportunities still abound to leave their
mark and to contribute talent to
music nights, to help with dances,
lectures, outings, food fairs and
many other activities, to lead
discussions — or even to start
another language group.
Various evenings at IH have a
special focus, such as language
nights, folk nights or dances on
weekends. I happened to enjoy my
most convivial times last year at the
German Stammtisch every Thursday. If initially we only sought a
chance to shake the rust off our
German, we soon became a
cohesive group of friends, explored
each other's beliefs, interests and
problems, sang folk songs, went
dancing and hiking together and experienced a fulfilling sense of warm
human sharing. The Stammtisch
meets of course again this year, and
anyone with some interest in the
German language, no matter what
their level of fluency, is invited to
join us.
Perhaps certain regulars at IH
would prefer to keep our pleasant
watering hole as secret as possible.
But I should have been only too
happy if, during my first year at
UBC, someone had introduced me
to this exciting house, and will gladly share my "discovery" now,
knowing that only a select spectrum
of people will feel interested
So next time you feel bored in the
evening, or perhaps a bit alienated
after a stressful day in sterile labs
and lecture halls, and you wish to
come to a casual meeting place to
relax in friendly, easygoing company, keep in mind — the Gate 4
lounge at International House is
just a short stroll away.
(International House is on
Marine Drive across from the
Museum of Anthropology (at Gate'
4), and you can pick up a program
of scheduled activities during office
hours. The Gate 4 lounge is open
weekdays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
and — on a trial basis — Sunday
afternoons from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Kurt Preinsperger
geology 3
September 17, 1961
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For some reason people think the staff of the Ubyssey are a bunch of left-wing reactionaries. This is not so comrade. In fact on Sunday we were over at Yuri Brookes cheering
for the Soviets — I mean Canada — when someone mentioned those bastards in Poland.
Before you could say nyet Julie Wheelshev, Glen Sanov and Eric Eggvich were out on war
manouvers in the front yard. They were joined by Arnold Hedstrak and Craig Yuillinov on the
way to buy Areoflot tickets but were called back by Heesok Changov and Kevin McGeeka for
the third period. Scott McDonski then pointed out to Olga Campbell and Chris Wongev that
the Soviets had scored seven straight goals to win the cup. To celebrate we all drank vodka
and listened to Mike McLenin and Marx llych-Young give speeches on the struggle ahead to
get the Ubyavda out on time. Thursday, September 17,1981
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'What we did during the summer holidays'
UBC student   board  members
report on summer meetings.
The board of governors passed
the requests by forestry, engineering and the library students for a fee
levy. As all these requests are quite
late, there is a danger that any late
requests will not be accepted next
year. The deadline for fee levy requests and other items to be entered
in the calendar is Jan. 31. This
means that it should be brought to
the board in time for the December
meeting as there is no board
meeting in January.
• Point Grey cliff erosion
project:— The berm construction should be finished by the
beginning of May.
• A proposal for a parking structure by the asian centre (Fraser
river lot) came to.the board.
• The reduction of B.Com. enrolment numbers passed through
the senate and the board so in
1981-82 a total of 850 undergrads can enrol: 370 first year
and 475 second year students.
This may indicate some need for
a re-evaluation of academic priorities.
• The interim operating budget for
1981-82 was passed. The budget,
based on no salary increases, tuition increases, government operating grant increases, revenue increases etc., was passed as a
guideline until the funds available to the university are better
The administration defers consideration of undergraduate and
graduate aid until all wage negotiations are agreed upon. So, in a
worst case scenario, even if some
increases in aid are obtained,
they won't be announced till
September (too late for students
to plan on the money). In the
best case, students will know in
(The Universities Council of
B.C. has $271,712,760 to split
for UBC, SFU and UVic's operating grants. Roughly a 13.5 per
cent increase over last year.)
The UBC board of governors met
in Kamloops on May 1. We toured
Cariboo College and the UBC open
house exhibit held by the alumni association in the Thompson Park
mall. This venture into Kamloops is
the board's annual effort to get out
to the community at large in B.C.
• At the May meeting of the
board, the  following items of
note arose:
• The board received the report of
expenditure for the 1980-81
budget (April 1-March 31). Projected and actual expenditures
were very close, with a very small
surplus being carried forward to
1981-82 for projects and expenditures not carried out in time
for the fiscal year end.
• The projected cost of the Nootka House renovation in Totem
Park residence has gone up. This
We toured Cariboo
College as part of the
board's annual effort to
get out into the
community at large
increase will be covered by a
small surplus from 1980-1981
due to a lower winter vacancy
rate, higher projected conference revenues, and cutting back
on the painting program.
The towel service fee for the
gymnasium was increased to $35
from $15 and the Recreation
UBC fee was raised to $30 from
$10. Both these fee increases reflected realistic costs of services
in today's dollars and had not
been raised for several years. In
raising the fees so significantly,
the board noted that too many
fees were left unreviewed for
several years. So the board decided to review all such fees annually. This would ensure that
fees reflected actual costs with
inflationary increases instituted
if necessary.
The board committee on formula financing reported. The pres-
Elitist Cadillacs suck
There's little doubt left in my mind as to the type of individuals
running the show at the AMS.
To see the sights of UBC they've provided the new students with a
cavalcade of chauffered Cadillacs. Those elitist enough to care may
ride around in one for free.
These are students who on the one hand are being told that there's
no money for housing, academic upgrading, services, clubs. On the
other, they get the impression their 'representative' student society
has nothing better to do than lay out cash — incredible cash — for
those battleships and the fuel they consume.
I have been going here for a while, but this is one of the most blatant and easily identifiable acts of irresponsibility I have seen the
AMS make. Even if the things were provided by Bow Mac for free —
which I seriously doubt — it is in my mind an incredibly heavy handed manoeuvre.
It only confirms the elitist allegiances of the little commerce boys
running around the AMS offices.
With the same money spent on those things they could have rented
bicycles, hundreds of bicycles, and said, "Here, take a tour on a
bike". But no, they rented air-conditioned Fleetwoods.
We've never had those things before, and I don't know about you,
but I got oriented O.K.
Eric Anderson
arts 4
idential committee under Dr.
Shaw has yet to report and both
reports will not be made public
until senate and the board receive the presidential committee report.
• The board decided that for fiscal
1982-83, the senate budget committee should meet with the
board finance committee to
allow for a better flow of information on budgetary decisions.
• The trolley lines will be coming!
In this continuing saga, B.C.
Hydro has indicated the extension of the trolley lines as far as
the area of the pool lot may be
done in 1981. This is a case of
exchanging a bit of an eyesore
for an improved service to the
campus core, particularly from
Kitsilano. Your board representatives are inclined to support this
move as long as campus-wide
service (i.e. around the campus)
is also improved, particularly after normal class hours. If you
have any strong feelings on this
please let us know.
• The senate passed a motion in
April to ask the board to set up a
joint board-senate committee to
look into the faculty housing situation, that is, possible solutions
to the problem of recruiting top-
notch faculty to UBC due to the
exorbitant housing prices here
compared to the rest of North
This month, our first item has
something for everyone, that is, the
new parking fee schedule which was
accepted as recommended to the
B-Lot   $11 (up$ 1)
C-Lot   $37 (up$ 4)
A-Lot   $96 (up $40)
Note that the large increase in the
A-Lot sticker fee reflects a policy
decision of the May 1981 board
meeting, at which it was decided
that the extra $40 on the faculty and
staff lots is to go towards the cost of
constructing parking structures.
The traffic and parking fees are
recommended annually by the
president's traffic and parking committee. There are a number of student positions on this committee
which have been traditionally poorly attended by the students. If you
are not pleased with the situation
and sincerely wish to do something
about it, you should march into the
AMS vice-president's office, Room
252 in SUB.
The traffic and parking committee and the traffic and security office have been busy over the last
year preparing a revised set of regulations which were approved by the
board this month. Read them to
make sure you know what they say.
Last, and certainly not least in
this month's report, is that the
motherhood issue of housing came
to a head this summer. The decision
to have a committee formed follows
the report of an extensive study on
the Acadia Camp/Park area, a request by UBC for a small parcel of
the University Endowment Lands,
and the senate's request that something be done about faculty housing.
The committee consists of David
McLean, Bill Sauder, Chris Niwinski and Neil Boucher.
Housing is a very broad issue facing students, faculty, and staff at
UBC, hence a broadly based committee was established, with student
and staff representation included.
This month's board meeting was
a good deal busier than June's.
• The board received and approved the financial statements for
the fiscal year ended March 31,
1981. The provincial auditor-
general will hopefully approve
the statements, at which point
the statements will be publicly
• The short form of the financial
statements for the university residences, for the fiscal year ended
March 31, 1981, were approved.
We  are  looking  into   a
campus bus proposal
which may include a
reasonable increase in
B-Lot rates to finance it
We can make them available
upon request.
The board received the campus
energy conservation quarterly
report. This program is trying to
save the university recurring operating costs and appears to be
doing so. We're talking tens of
thousands in savings over a long
term, not millions, so don't expect tuition fees to be halved as a
result. If you have noticed an
area that could be economized
on in an obvious manner vis a vis
energy costs, tell or write us, and
we'll forward your concern or
Anthony Dickinson raised the
question as to whether or not the
B-Lot rates for general parking
will increase in the forseeable future as significantly as the faculty and staff rates did this year
(from $50.00 to $96.00). No real
answer was received, but we are
looking into a possible campus
bus proposal which may include
a reasonable increase in B-Lot
rates to help finance it.
• The agreement with Discovery
Parks in its final form was signed
during the past month.
• The board received a very informative document outlining
just how the university obtains
or can obtain funds for capital
projects. If anyone is interested,
we can outline it in our next report.
• Facilities planning presented a
report to the BoG on university
housing and the BoG ad hoc
committee also presented a
report on housing. The major
decisions were:
a) To retain a project manager
to coordinate economic analysis.
b) The university should definitely be involved in student
and graduate student housing.
c) The board ad hoc committee
will continue to investigate
• The board was presented with
the 1982-83 estimates for operating purposes, which will be sent
to UCBC. They basically maintain the status quo.
• The ad hoc committee on formula financing is in the process
of producing a final report for
presentation to UCBC.
• The board has started a policy
whereby the deans of the faculties will be invited to meet with
the board one at a time. (So far
they have met Dean Larkin of
Grad Studies and Dean Will of
There will not be another full
board meeting until October, but
we will attempt to keep our readers
updated. If you can't wait, write a
note, phone or speak to us in SUB
250, or call 228-2050. We are open
to comments and are willing to answer questions.
Anthony Dickinson and Chris
Niwinski are student representatives
on the UBC Board of Governors.
Perspectives is a column of opinion
and analysis open to members of
the university community who do
not belong to the staff of The
Main Mall massacre
inevitable say gears
It has come to our attention from
many engineering students that
vehicle traffic along Main Mall has
become very dangerous to
pedestrians, especially during these
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days of fine weather as many
students lounge on the grass and
benches along the boulevard.
Cars near the Bookstore present
the greatest danger. The focal point
of pedestrian traffic and the intersection of two roads is waiting
for an incident to happen. The inability of the Cowboys (campus
police) to restrict non-service
vehicles from entering our
"pedestrian" malls cannot Tje
Non-service vehicles can easily
get on Main Mall from its south end
and the Cowboys are aware of the
problem. Their apathy is irritating.
The Engineering Undergraduate
Society feels that something must
be done to correct this problem
Jack Gin
Tom Blackburn
Jeff Day
Phil Buchanan
Peter Watson
civil 3 Page 6
Thursday, September 17,1981
Bank shifts
CSL loans
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student loans than anyone else and
"they're not developing customer
allegiance," he said. "The banking
community is also becoming increasingly unhappy with the administration of the Canada student loan
Hender said the bank's decision
to centralize their loans downtown
as a method of discouraging students from getting their CSLs with
the Bank of Montreal "is not an Illogical conclusion to draw."
However, Armstrong denied that
was a contributing factor to the decision.
"When we looked at the source
of payments on our CSLs we're not
certain we're getting a high level of
retention. We assessed what we had
on campus. . . In the past years
there's been a considerable amount
of (account) closures on campuses
(across Canada)."
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Task force vetoes fed funding cuts
OTTAWA (CUP) — A parliamentary task force examining
transfer payments from the federal
to provincial governments has recommended that no cuts be made in
funding for post-secondary education.
The report of the federal task
force on federal fiscal arrangements
was released on Aug. 31, and declares the government cannot reduce its transfer payments without
serious damage to the post-secondary education, health, and social
service systems in the provinces.
The report recommended the current level of funding for these programs be maintained, despite a
threat by Liberal finance minister
Allan MacEachen to cut $1.5 billion
from the federal cash transfers to
The task force, composed of four
Liberal, two Progressive Conservative and one New Democratic MP,
travelled across the country receiving briefs from interested groups.
Representatives of the National
Union of Students in Ottawa and
the Regroupement des Associations
Etudiantes Universitaires in Quebec, appeared during the task force
In their submissions, both groups
claimed a decrease in funding by the
federal government would result in
a decrease in the quality and accessibility of post-secondary education
in Canada.
NUS also recommended the federal government develop a central
set of goals and objectives for post-
secondary education in Canada.
But the task force rejected this
idea claiming education is a provincial concern and "any federal
attempt to legislate national stand
ards for post-secondary education
would be unacceptable."
However the report does suggest
that early attention be given to the
definition of purposes in post-secondary education that are of concern to all governments. "Priority
consideration should be given to the
need for more highly qualified manpower in the 1980s, and the confirmation of existing commitments
to student mobility and quality of
access to post-secondary education
for Canadians," the report said.
The task force report also recognized the need for improvements in
the student assistance plan, and recommends" priority attention be
given to early adjustment of existing programs that will ensure needy
students have realistic levels of assistance in the light of rising living
and other costs, and reduced opportunities for summer earnings."
Although the task force report
clearly indicates post-secondary education cannot withstand cuts in
funding, there is no guarantee cuts
will not happen. MacEachen has
not yet responded to the task force
findings. His federal budget, expected in October, will be the final
word on federal funding.
In the meantime, NUS is organizing a campaign to pressure the federal government to accept the recommendations of the task force.
"The report of the task force is
heartening," said NUS executive
member Greg McElligot. "Now it is
up to the federal government to ensure the cuts are not made."
"The task force shows the government is running out of excuses.
The.upcoming budget must reflect
the need of Canada for a well-funded and accessible post-secondary
education system."
Council bags
Red River's rag
WINNIPEG (CUP) — When is a
student newspaper not the student
According to the Red River College students who run the Free
Times, it's when the newspaper's
content is directly controlled by student politicians.
The Free Times was established
last May by former staff of the Red
River newspaper, the Projector,
who quit in protest when the Red
River Students' Association (SA)
installed its communications director, Norm Fontaine, as Projector
The SA executive last March failed twice to win Student Council approval to shut down the Projector.
On their third try, council agreed to
replace editor Burton Robson with
the SA's communications director.
The paper's staff resigned and
were immediately locked out of
their office.
The newspaper staff and SA executives have fought bitterly in recent years over the Projector's content. The SA accused the paper of
using obscene language, of irresponsibility, and of under-
representing Red River students.
"They've got people on that staff
with green hair," says SA President
Steve Dawson. "You call that
Former Projector staff counter
that the "obscene language" in
question was in a quote from a Red
River administrator. They say the
SA took over the newspaper
because it was too critical of the SA
and Red River administration.
Free_Times staff printed an issue
in May protesting the SA's
takeover. They organized a forum
on thejssue, which attracted more
than 600 students, most of whom
supported   the   Free   Times.
The Free Times also circulated a
petition asking the SA to repeal its
decision. The petition was signed by
more than 600 students during a
three-day campaign.
The SA is committed to
publishing the Projector, and had
threatened to prevent distribution
of "the illegal newspaper" at the
The Free Times' fight with the
SA has been supported by members
of Canadian University Press, a national cooperative of student-run
newspapers. CUP member
newspapers have pledged their support, including much-needed cash.
The national office of CUP is also
supplying money. The Free Times is
using the layout facilities of the
University of Winnipeg student
newspaper, the Uniter.
Free Times staff hope to win Student Council support for a referendum to make it the official
newspaper of Red'River college and
to guarantee its editorial autonomy.
Failing that, they plan to collect
enough signatures in a petition to
force a referendum.
— .mold twdfrtrom photo
PREPARING AFTERNOON newscast, CITR program director Jeff Kearney picks out Ubyssey articles to be read
verbatim, bad grammer and all. New FM license means whole city will be bombarded by new wave drivel and
stumblebum broadcasters. Only 66 more issues of vile rag, then radio station must rely on administration flack
sheet for campus news.
Credit union given boot
WINNIPEG (CUP) — After 25
years at the University of Manitoba, the Campus Credit Union has
been forced to leave because of a
space shortage.
The credit union has been operating on the campus since 1956. In
March, it received a letter from the
university administration telling it
to vacate because space in the agricultural annex would be needed for
overseas students participating in
an exchange course.
But the credit union did not want
to leave. Its president, Dan Hau-
ghie, said in August, "We feel obligated to stay because we are serving the people who started the credit
union. We're paying our dues."
Credit union representatives asked the board of governors for a
hearing into the matter, but the
board denied their request in a closed session Aug. 27.
Even though the board had received no information on the matter
prior to the request for a hearing,
Dr. D. O. Wells, vice president of
'New B.C. university needed1
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there is no guarantee the Social
Credit government will feel the
same, he said.
UBC chancellor J.V. Clyne also
warned senate of the university's
desperate financial situation.
"We've got to be pragmatic," he
UBC administration president
Doug Kenny said inflation and
large faculty and staff salary in
creases cause an annual shortfall of
more than $7 million at the university.
He said the implications of funding shortfalls go well beyond the
impact students feel.
"Quality education is
expensive," he said. "But then,
one must ask 'what are the costs of
having mediocre higher education?.
Without a strong commitment to
first-class higher education, British
Columbia will be condemned to a
second-class future."
The only comment student
senators had to offer throughout
the entire senate meeting came
from Chris Fulker, who said the
only real solution to the problem
was to build another university in
the province.
Most senators laughed.
administration, said the board
thought there was no reason to
question the administration's actions.
The credit union was granted a
two week extension to clear up
paper work and inform its 2,500
members of the eviction.
The administration cited four
reasons for evicting the credit union:
• It had not paid rent or signed
a formal lease agreement for space;
• Its presence on campus was
in violation of a monopoly clause in
the Canadian Imperial Bank of
Commerce's lease;
• The space would be needed
for the agriculture exchange students and later allocated for graduate
student use;
• The administration believed
students would find the credit union's alternative location on Pembina highway, about four kilometres from campus, just as convenient.
The university had never requested rent from the credit union, which
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Thursday, September 17,1981
is bad
Many people — some whom We
talked to over the phone — were
concerned over Armageddon. They
honestly believe the world will come
to an end in this century. Then the
tares will be separated from the
As for the end of the world, as
seen by Clergymen and
Theologians, My Father says this is
hypothetical. The only possible way
for the end is if evil will be
domineering over good.
Others scoff at the mere thought
the world will come abruptly to an
end. How can it, with billions of
people — and wildlife — scattered
all over the face of this earth?
People are all interlinked by
GOD'S Light because they are all
born of the same basic substance —
namely the Spirit, Water and
Blood. So we see that this human
chain of Light can be destroyed
with a deafening, thunderous roar!
This destruction and havoc is
similar to the Neutron Bomb —
people are killed but the buildings
are left standing.
The grim Reaper will swing her
scythe and the just will be severed
from the unjust. One will find his
place in Heaven with GOD, the
other will go down into the pit to be
with his counterpart — the Devil.
As long as GOD is Alive, there
will always be Light. GOD'S Light
if infinite, it can never lose its
potency nor can it be destroyed.
We shall term the preceding plan
for destruction, phase one.
Phase two is more destructive.
We know the universe is composed of GOD'S building blocks,
namely molecules and atoms with
its protons, neutrons and electrons.
In an open letter to Lucifer, is My
Father's favorite phrase, "Lucifer:
On the day you inherit My Throne,
all of Heaven and Hell will be
engulfed in the fury of the atmosphere!"
Just as man can split the atom,
GOD can turn the universe into a
molten, mass of destruction, with
the same fury man has devised to
kill each other. So the end can be
near or far, depending on the
My Father, GOD, helped Me
with this Treatise. None can speak
as eloquently as My Father. We
now bid you a fond anon.
Eugene Changey
Thursday September 17th
7:00 p.m.
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Nobody said being a journalist was easy. When
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Between covering council, senate and board of
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working in The Ubyssey office (SUB 241k), and
writing sports stories, you'll learn how to handle
Get yourself suited up and take the big step
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228-4741 Thursday, September 17,1981
Page 9
No more
AMS "gimme's"
Your very first editorial for the
year, "Money, please," inspired me
to look back at an unsigned letter
which I sent to your office about
three years ago. As I read it, I
realized that many of the thoughts I
shared with you then may be worth
repeating now — before our AMS
and its various committees have
firmed up strategies for dealing with
the issues which will face us this
In reading this newspaper, and in
remembering the various protests,
rallies and campaigns which have
taken place throughout the past six
years, I have consistently felt that
there is an unhealthy theme which
has lurked behind most of what the
AMS has tried to do for us in those
areas which it seeks to influence.
I refer specifically to the areas of
tuition fees, federal and provincial
government cutbacks, and Canada
Student Loans. The theme can best
be described by the phrase, "let
George pay for it."
In reality, however, "George" is
the taxpayer. They are responsible
for electing our present governments, and it is to these people our
concerns need to be addressed.
Let us imagine briefly how this
university must appear to one of
our "benefactors" who happens to
drop in on an ordinary business
day. For starters, take a look at the
parking lot. These are jammed to
the brim with automobiles, most of
which are a far cry from the old
"jalopy" associated with the "poor
student" of yesteryear. Auto insurance has gone up dramatically in
cost, to say nothing of gasoline, and
still the cars are there.
Next, look at the bars and coffee
shops. Here too, prices have
jumped — but try to get into one of
them   on   a   Friday   night!
Really, does our taxpayer ever
see any evidence of financial hardship?
I am not suggesting that all
students have the ability to enjoy
the amenities I have described —
and nor am I criticizing those of us
who do have the dollars to use
The point is that we cannot plead
to the government, administration
or anybody else for money for too
long before we start wasting our
time. It is essential, sooner or later,
that we focus our efforts on the
horse's mouth, this being the taxpayer. Dealing only with the other
end will only get the usual results.
Over the years, I have noticed
that the AMS has never been overly
brilliant in the field of communications (although The Ubyssey has
improved). It is too bad that several
defeated referenda have not been
enough to give them the idea that an
improvement in this area is needed
I have almost invariably voted
against AMS fee increases because
their campaigns have almost always
been "gimme propositions."
This year, I challenge the AMS to
spend a similar amount of time, effort and money publicizing REAL
issues — it is then not altogether impossible that we will get results and
participation in areas which are of
concern to most of us, and not just
a select few.
The same approach must be
taken in handling external issues,
such as the fee hikes, cutbacks, and
so on. While protests to the minister
of education and rallies at the admin building have their place, these
will never eliminate the need to
communicate more directly with
our friend the taxpayer.
Some of the most positive actions
in this area which I have seen
throughout the years have been
representations made by the AMS
during Open House events. Here we
have the opportunity to show just
what is being paid for and why we
believe that our university is still
worth supporting.
In conclusion, neither the student
body nor the people who pay for
the lion's share of our university's
operating expenses should be
counted on to react favourably to a
"gimme" or a "money, please'
campaign — one that is not supported by publicity which is aggressive, meaningful, explicit, and
most importantly, directed to the
right place.
Those who believe otherwise —
that all we should have to do to
alleviate the evils of poor housing,
rising costs, or poor facilities is to
hassle "Big Daddy" in Victoria
(just because we're students) — do
so from a position of ignorance.
Lennart Heariksson
graduate studies
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First   gerwal   organizational  maating,   noon„
Angus 226.
Walcoma nwating, noon. SUB 111.
Ganaral meeting and election of new axacutiva,
noon. SUB 213.
Senior arts studants apply now for study related
non-paid work experience before graduation.
Brock Hall 213.
Meeting, noon, SUB 234.
First meeting, noon. SUB 207/209.
Meeting for Sunday rapid running in Fraser canyon, noon, WMG 211.
Booksale and soccer sign-up, noon, SUB 117.
first maating, noon, Cham 260.
Academic mass followed by wine and cheese
party, noon, St. Marks College. If necessary,
neat at Speakeasy in SUB at 12:25 p.m. to be
German conversation evening. beginners
walconie, 7:30 p.m. International House.
General meeting, everybody welcome, 7:30 p.m.
Forestry 278.
Film showing of "Revolution or Death": powerful documentary depicting the choices for the
Salvadorian masses, 7 p.m., IRC 5. Marxist
literature and discussion, noon, SUB plaza.
Press day, aii potential writers snd
photographers welcome, noon, SUB 241K.
Danca, rock and roH, live, licensed, 8:30 p.m..
International Houae.
Rapid running, Fraser mv canyon.
Expanding program to all women interested in
forming a women's team. All women with swimming skills welcome, 5 to 6 p.m., aquatic centre.
Flora MacDonald, former conservative minister
of external affairs, speaking on federal funding of
post-secondard education, SUB auditorium,
2:30 p.m.
Clubs days, club displays aH through SUB, all
day, Sept. 24 and 25.
Hot Flashes
ihe bucks
In these days of spiralling inflation and higher interest rates, when
the common person is in dire
straights and everybody wants
more money there is one bank that
still cares. A bank that is concerned. A bank which is so interested in
students and their needs that they
are making a point of getting as far
away from UBC as humanly possible without leaving the province.
Anyway, just to make things interesting the Bank of Montreal is
still offering to process student
loans on campus until October 2nd,
after which you have to go to
Pender 8- Granville. But just so that
it won't be too easy for you to find
them they've moved their processing office to SUB 119. Do you know
where 119 is? I didn't think so.
SUB 119 is at the north east corner of the new cafeteria (go into the
SUBWay and go in the direction of
Gage.) If you can't find it the
cafeteria staff or the people at
Speakeasy or The Ubyssey would
be delighted to help you.
flora, and • • •
Once upon a time, Canada's
great and florious leader, our
elected monarch, decided to take a
short vacation from his god-given
position as leader of our nation.
During this period nobody was
quite sure Who was Prime Minister.
He came home. Promising cheap
oil, a new constitution and wagging
his tail behind him. This meant
many people who seriously believed
he had meant to leave them in
charge for more than a few months
were greatly disappointed. So now
they are making a living by lecturing.
The UBC retrogressive preservatives commonly known as the
Progressive Conservatives are
pleased as punch to present the inimitable (just ask Rich Little, he
tried) Flora MacDonald and her
travelling medicine show. The P.C.
social affairs critic will speak on
federal funding of post secondary
education at the SUB auditorium
Monday at 2:30 p.m.
This seems to be UBC's week for
Flora and fauna.
The friends of the UBC botanical
garden invite all students to their
annual sale of indoor plants. Be
there betwen noon and 3 p.m. either
today or tomorrow for new plants,
plant care advice and free magic
mushrooms. See you at the
Botanical Garden Office, 6501 NW
Marine   Drive.
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There will be no bad puns in this
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So, have a hamburger cooked by
a turkey or a bzzr poured by a meatball at the AMS bbq and outdoor
dance 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. today at the SUB plaza. Also, as of
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Volley up
Tryouts for the men's varsity and
junior varsity volleyball teams will
continue tonight in War Memorial
Gym from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and on
Sat. from 9:30 a.m. to noon in
Osborne Gym "A".
Bird coach Dale Ohman says the
volleyball program will be expanding this year with the addition of
Masanami Izumi as the new junior
volleyball coach. Izumi, who was a
top coach in Japan, is looking for
good athletes who may or may not
have any volleyball experience.
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Page 11
and death
here at UBC
Central America is in flames. A
bloody civil war is raging in El
Salvador. Nicaragua is threatened
with counterrevolutionary invasion.
Right-wing terror stalks the Indian
peasants of Guatemala. Reagan and
Haig, backed by their junior partners in Ottawa, have proclaimed
Central America the front line of
imperialism's anti-Soviet Cold War.
They intend to teach the Soviet
Union a lesson by drowning the
Central American masses in blood.
Standing four-square behind their
junta butchers, they have their side;
and we must take sides too: Military
victory to the leftist insurgents!
Defense of Cuba and the USSR
begins in El Salvador!
There are many who refuse to
take sides. From those who seek
"political solution" with the
murderous junta even as thousands
of guerilla fighters heroically give
their lives trying to smash it; to the
self-styled leftists who limit their
demands to "U.S. out of El
Salvador," there is a common
thread: inability to see the class line,
or willful attempts to obscure it.
The only way to really get rid of
brutal dictatorship is to destroy the
stinking capitalist system that
spawns it. Not popular-front blocs
with the bourgeoisie, but workers
and peasants governments
throughout Central America!
Safely removed from the conflict,
social-democrats like Ed Broadbent
call for the "political solution"
deathtrap, and are echoed within
the left. What's worse, most reformists and liberals talk only of "self-
determination", and no imperialist
involvement. But the junta could
slaughter thousands by itself, like
the 30,000 massacred in 1932!
There is a fundamental political
contradiction between those who
want to pressure imperialism and
those who fight to defeat it, between class collaboration and class
struggle. Genuine anti-imperialist
militants must be for Salvadoran
left-wing rebels getting as many
guns as they can, wherever they
can, cetainly, if they can, from the
treacherous and reluctant Soviet
bloc. Revolutionaries say: break
with the bourgeoisie! The only way
to sweep out the generals and their
death squads is through victorious
workers revolution.
The Trotskyist League and the
Spartacist League/U.S. have been
active in El Salvador protests across
North America. We organized
Anti-Imperialist Contingents in the
May 3 demonstrations — 500 in
Washington and over 300 in San
Francisco marched under the banner of "Military Victory to Leftist
Insurgents in El Salvador."
We brought 35 militants from
Seattle, Portland and Vancouver to
march in a spirited contingent in
Seattle. On July 19, about 80 people
marched with us in Vancouver and
Ottawa to demand: Stop all aid,
military and economic, to the
Salvadoran junta! U.S./OAS hands
off Central America! Military victory to leftist insurgents in El
Salvador! Defense of Cuba and the
USSR begins in El Salvador!
We will be showing the powerful
film documentary "Revolution or
Death" at 7:00 this Thursday night,
Sept. 17, in IRC-5 (Woodward).
Come see the film, and take part in
the discussion.
Andrew Lewiecki
Trotskyist League Club
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