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The Ubyssey Nov 15, 1983

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AMS employees left out in the cold
Pickets which surrounded the
campus last week have disappeared,
but to the confusion of some
students a handful remain around
The Office and Technical
Employees Union, which has been
without a contract since last May
and has picketed SUB for 12 days,
met with Alma Mater Society
representatives and government
mediators for four hours Monday
to settle its wage dispute. Talks to
reach a settlement continue today.
Students crossing picket lines
around   SUB   appeared   to   be
dismayed that a strike is still being
"Some students asked us why we
hadn't read the newspapers," said
OTEU worker Marnie Craft.
"They thought we were part of the
general strike and hadn't heard the
news yet."
Craft, a payroll clerk who has
worked for the AMS for nine years
said the OTEU's past relations with
its employer have always been good
and members don't understand the
AMS's current behavior.
"No one is sure why the AMS is
acting the way it is unless it is simply
union busting."
Local 15 of the OTEU is responsible for the payroll of
undergraduate societies and of student workers in SUB.
The AMS originally made an offer of seven per cent, but later backed down to five percent. Since then,
negotiations have been at a standstill and last week the AMS
authorized its general manager to
hire scab labor in SUB if necessary.
"Although our contract ended in
May we continued working in good
faith, we served strike notice in
September which is our busiest time
but we didn't go out. We even
Vol. LXVI, No. 18
Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, November 15,1983
— neil lucente photo
"JOIN THE ARMY!" screams drill sergeant at goose-stepping prole. It was all just playful antics and good-
natured haranguing in midst of apocalyptical battle between feuding comrades of the class war. Despite gale-
force resistance. Block-head was unperturbed as he strode in perfect straight line to the silent cheers of the silent
majority who refused to honor pickets even after they were taken down.
worked overtime and skipped our
coffee breaks."
Craft said most of the union
members work in SUB because they
enjoy working with students.
Craft said student reaction has
been positive, although few refused
to cross picket lines. "Many
students have stopped to ask questions or to talk, I feel we are doing a
lot of educating. We have tried to
be as reasonable as possible. We
haven't harassed students and we
aren't ranting and raving," Craft
The only violent reaction so far
was from an engineering student
who shoved one of the women late
at night, she added.
With only 10 workers in the local
(an  eleventh  worker quit during
the   strike)   strike   shifts   have
averaged five or six hours a day but
See page 3: CUPE
Fight continues
Campus unions, student groups
and some faculty vow to continue
fighting the provincial
government's controversial legislation even though a tentative agreement halting its progress through
the legislature has been reached.
"Everybody is happy there is
some sort of agreement, but we
must wait to see what it consists
of," said Dave Harper, a member
of the teaching assistants union.
The campus community alliance,
a coalition of UBC groups opposed to the Social Credit budget
and accompanying bills, issued a
press statement Monday announcing its intention to participate in
consultation with the cabinet.
"There is hope for more meaningful consultation with the government. We will participate in this
avenue for consultation with the
university community," it reads.
The alliance said it considers the
fact that the government recognizes
the Solidarity Coalition to be powerful force in B.C. as a major victory.
But it remains unimpressed with
the actions of UBC's "business as
usual" faculty. Public school
teachers were much more determined in their fight against the government, it said.
"Through the committment of
unified job action, not teaching or
attending classes, many members of
the university community have proven their solidarity and committment to the issues," it added.
But one member of a campus
union is less optimistic than the
alliance and is bitter about Operation Solidarity's settlement.
"In my estimation this is not
anywhere near a satisfactory solution. Bennett has twisted the settlement," said William Kadey of the
International Union of Operating
"I don't think the issues have
been resolved satisfactorily."
Kadey was particularly angry
about the Labor Relations Board
ruling Thursday that deemed the
picketing of campus unions illegal
and in effect made them return to
"I have never danced to the
music of the LRB. Its ruling is just
not appropriate in this case," he
"To hell with both the LRB and
the injunction."
Spokespeople for campus unions
and the alliance said they remain
committed to human rights, student
assistance, quality education and
the Solidarity Coalition.
Profs get mean
A group of professors who support Operation Solidarity are now
fighting to protect  the academic
rights of students who refused to
cross picket lines set up on campus
last week.
A few students have filed complaints with the committee of concerned academics about professors
intending to penalize them for missing exams during the strike, said
political science professor Phil
"We are afraid students may be
victimized," he said, adding he has
heard about some professors issuing "snap exams" and giving zero
to anyone absent.
The committee wants the administration to issue a statement
disallowing penalization of students
Solidarity makes 'hideous sellout'
The settlement reached between Operation
Solidarity and the provincial government is a
"gross and hideous sellout," says a member
of UBC Students Against the Budget.
The SAB member, who requested
anonymity, said she is angry because Operation Solidarity negotiated the agreement in
principle with the government without notifying the Solidarity Coalition until after it
was hammered out.
Alicia Barsallo, another SAB member, was
also upset with the decision. "All those who
worked strongly to carry out the strike
should criticize the undemocratic way in
which the decision to stop the strike was
made. What we should have had was a decision by the Solidarity Coalition after full,
open debate," she said, adding her comments were from a purely personal point of
At a general meeting Monday, SAB decided to hold a forum concerning the settlement
and the coalition within two weeks. "There is
a need for students to show solidarity," said
SAB member Gordon Inglis.
SAB vowed to continue helping the Office
and Technical Employees Union picket SUB
until its dispute with the Alma Mater Society
is settled.
Meanwhile across the city, an off-campus
strike information and aid centre operated by
the Canadian Federation of Students and
several student societies was strangely quiet.
A week earlier it buzzed with volunteers.
CFS-Pacific executive officer Donna
Morgan said students had gained nothing
from the government but a lot in terms of
working together.
"I feel like today a lot of the energy has
been defused. I sense there is not enough
energy for a comeback," she said, referring
to the possibility of another strike if the
Social Credit government continues its
At Simon Fraser University early Monday
morning, a small group of people gathered
for a settlement post-mortem which was
originally billed as a picket support rally.
The post mortem adjourned when 50 disappointed and angry people vowed to continue
the fight.
"After working with Solidarity I feel em-
barassed with the outcome of the decision,"
Steven Howard, SFU student president-elect
told the crowd.
"But there is a positive message because
things aren't over. The fight will continue,"
he said.
At Douglas College in New Westminster,
student society president Sean Balderstone
said he is pessimistic about the vergal agreement between premier Bill Bennett and Jack
Munro, International Woodworkers of
America president.
"Even if education funding does stay at
1983 levels, B.C.'s colleges are underfunded
already," Balderstone said.
"It doesn't bode well for students."
who failed to show up for class,
said Resnick. It should have done
so earlier in the dispute, he added.
Simon Fraser University's administration announced before the
job action escalated last week that
no SFU student would be punished
for respecting picket lines.
Only a few UBC departments
have adopted this policy:
economics, political science,
physics and the law faculty.
The Alma Mater Society should
be providing this service to
students, Resnick said. "The faculty are protected by its association.
The students should be as well. The
AMS has an obligation to defend all
its members," he said.
Campus chaplains are acting as
mediators for students wishing to
file complaints about academic injustice. "We have received a
number of calls from people who
have been affected," said United
and Anglican church chaplain
George Hermanson.
"Professors penalizing students
for missing exams is like employers
firing a worker while he or she is on
strike," he said.
Faculty association president
Dennis Pavlich met with administration president George
Pedersen Monday to discuss the
university's position on the issue,
but they failed to come up with any
concrete proposals.
About 2S0 faculty did not cross
picket lines last week and approximately 10 per cent of all classes
were affected in some way, said
"That is not a huge percentage,
but it is significant," he said.
Students who feel they have been
unjustly treated by professors
should speak to department heads
and then deans. Hermanson also
urged students to contact him if
faculty fail to respond adequately. Page 2
Tuesday, November 15,1983
Guilty staffer confesses
Don't you dare tell me that
students, professors, and the rest of
the campus community aren't victims of psychological terrorism.
Don't even suggest that "To cross
or not to cross", is a question which
troubles only the weak of heart and
the political jellyfish. Students such
as myself who fell terminally behind
in all five of their classes after two
weeks of school will strangle you
with your "B.C. Spirit" scarves.
Professors who fear their
posthumous memoirs will be
published under "scab literature"
and entitled "I Was a Tenured
Scab," will poke your eyes out with
your Solidarity buttons.
After agonizing over my own
dilemma I decided to sacrifice principle for pragmatism so I wouldn't
miss important classes. Furthermore, if I were to retain this
demented me-generation mentality,
I might as well plunge myself into a
picket-crossing orgy, rather than be
a two-faced hypocrite who refuses
to cross pickets for classes, but
crosses SUB pickets to enter the Pit,
or vice versa. No such thing as a
demi-scab, I concluded.
So on Friday night I ventured into SUB with my scabby companions. Later than night, I began suffering from symptom number one
of psychological trauma brought
about by forsaking political integrity: insomnia. But as I tossed and
turned I began to wonder if I had
committed a sin any greater than all
those underground scabs out there
who parade their righteousness but
are merely circumventing union action. What will these creatures do to
save their self-esteem as campus
union action escalates in the coming
days and weeks?
Will they enter the SUB through
unpicketed side-entrances while
they wear Solidarity T-shirts? Will
they cruise the campus outskirts until they find an unpicketed gate
while they honk supportively at
picketers? Will they refuse to enter
picketed libraries but bribe self-
confessed scabs to sign out the
works of Marx or books on the life
of J. S. Woods worth for them?
Will they move into vacant
residence rooms when all 21 university gates are picketed? Will they
send out for Chinese food every
night while they are marooned on
campus? Will the Alma Mater
Society retain membership in the
Solidarity Coalition while council
members bring powerful pogo-
sticks to school and hop up into
their SUB offices through open
windows to have serious meetings
on where to find scab labor? What
superhuman courage.
How far could I go in getting
around union pickets before I
would have to admit I was a scab?
Can I fuss over the physical pickets
while I ignore the moral pickets?
While you decide how far you're
going to push your luck, have a nice
day, and may the spirit of Jack
London grant you the wisdom to
make a wiser decision.	
Freestyle is an open forum for
Ubyssey staff members. Frances
Lew is a first-year Ubyssey reporter.
Ode to the chief
When they came for the OTEU, I already had my cheque processed,
so I didn't say anything.
When they came for the T.A.'s I had my lab completed,
so I didn't say anything.
When they came for the cafeteria workers, I had brought my lunch,
so I didn't say anything.
When they came for the professors, I had the course on computer,
so I didn't say anything.
When they came for the administration, I was already registered,
so I didn't say anything.
When they came for Mitch Hetman, I said something,
Ditch Mitch
Mitch Hetman, the esteemed Alma Mater society president, was
recently asked by a student over the phone "why don't you go die?" Hetman refused to heed this request or the other requests of striking Office
and Technical Employees Union. He persists in taking a lax attitude
towards negotiations with the union. Hetman also refuses to talk to The
Ubyssey, denying students the right to learn from their great president.
When the lynching mob comes for him he will probably say that he was
maligned by the press. No wonder.
Meanwhile the honorable vice-president, Renee Comesotti speaks for
herself. "In my personal view no one can tell me what to do or not to do
and they can't force me to do what they want." God help the student who
needs her assistance on the wrong day.
Another Comesotti great: "They (the OTEU) are holding us for ransom and we're not going to be held for ransom." One wonders whose
negotiating for the pay increase: the OTEU or the AMS executive.
Comesotti manages to get more egg on her face with this remark.
"We have a responsibility to protect our own little eggs in these hard
economic times." With the planned expensive expansion of SUB, Comesotti doesn't realise that it's not Easter yet. ^
But back to the king himself, Hetman upon being asked by a CBC
reporter about the AMS joining the Solidarity Coalition, Mitch replied, well
sort of replied, "Yes we did and at the time it wasn't really...it was more of
a...to join so that, uh, we showed the bills that the government was passing were not in our, urn, and in any way did we, did we, support.. .and the
other thing is that, um, I didn't think that we really made aware to the
Operation Solidarity at the time, it's called the Operation Solidarity Coalition on campus, but at the time there was no possible way that students
could afford to support a strike that lasted any length of time because we'd
be giving up a full year of education." Our decisive leader has spoken.
UBC creating skilled barbarians
One of the more disappointing
aspects of the recent job action at
UBC was the number of faculty and
students who crossed the line.
Before the lines went up I was
prepared to support those who,
because of conscience, crossed the
line. That was based on the assumption there would be conversations
and thoughtful decisions on the
reasons for crossing.
However, after observing and
hearing about the quality of
responses, I have become disillusioned about students and the quality of education that goes on here.
Despite the minority of faculty who
attempted to talk about the issues it
seemed that it was business as
usual. People did not take the issues
seriously and did not take the time
to find out what was at stake. People complained that they were inconvenienced.
They wondered what the protests
had to do with them. They just
could not seem to understand that
education was under attack. They
did not understand that our social
contract was being rewritten.
They seemed to be unconcerned.
And that is what was most depressing. Worries about whether the
buses would be running seemed to
be uppermost in their minds. Or
whether they get a beer became a
reason to cross a line.
Then there were those comments
that because classes were disturbed,
their education was threatened. It is
this belief that education happens
only in classrooms that indicated to
me that the university has failed.
What has happened to reading or
independent thinking? This depen-
dance on the classroom (and the
reinforcement of it by making the
continuation of teaching "sacred")
means that we have failed in our
mandate to create wisdom. What
we now have is consumer education, the university as Safeway;
consumptions rather than reflection.
Thus I have lost some of my
tolerance for those who crossed
because I don't believe they thought
out their reasons for doing so.
What has reinforced this opinion
are the number of attacks on the
Teaching Assistant Union that happened in the chemistry building. Or
the thinking crap that appeared in
the science newsletter. And finally,
there is the bullying tactics of the
Alma Mater Society continuing on
behind picket lines with trucks and
causing damage to a car. And in
manner there were too many in
cidents of threats by cars running at
lines, and water bombs being
thrown. All of these mindless
responses makes me despair about
What this university is creating
are skilled barbarians. What the
solidarity action was about was to
maintain a humane society. It was a
discussion of principles. Unfortunately, the response was not one
in kind.
People who went out gave up
money not for wages, but for principles. I came to admire the commitment and the selflessness of the
students, faculty, workers and
other staff who gave of themselves.
I saw many acts of great charity; the
making of soup, the supplying of
coffee. We are the better for these
acts of compassion.
I only wish more might have seen
this commitment and become part
of it. And these people who talked
and walked who now look for a
time of healing.
That healing will come when we
continue to talk about the issues
that send people out. If we don't
then the dark side of us that appeared during the tension will win
the day. George Hermanson
campus chaplain
* Scabs of the year'
Like to know who are the scabs on
Alma Mater Society student council? The following student's reps
voted on November 2 to "maintain
as many AMS-run operations in the
SUB as possible" in the event of a
general strike. Nominations are
now open for "scab of the year":
Peter Buckley
Renee Comesotti
Lori Johanson
Dave Frank
Mark Varley
Sandy Hancock
Don Holubitsky
James Hollis
Barb Irwin
Kerry Kunzli
Darlene Lofstrom
Jason Mann
Louise Meret
Alan Pinkney
Mark Runge
Neil Smith
Brad Waugh
Stojna Tomic
(Mitch Hetman is chair of council
and does not vote except in a tie.)
name withheld
by request
Just a note to thank the following
• To the four engineering
students who tried to run me down
while picketing at Gate 3;
• To the students in Totem
Residence who threw objects at
picketers who were striking for accessible education;
• To the "silent majority" at
UBC who scabbed;
• and to the Bennett government for doing a number on all of
We shall overcome.
Kevin Annett
law 1
November 15,1963
The Ubyssey is published Tuesday and Friday throughout
the academic year by the Alma Mater Society of the University
of British Columbia. Editorial opinions are those of the staff
and are probably not those of the university administration
and are, nine times out of ten, not those of the AMS. Member,
Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey's editorial and advertising department is currently located in the Lutheran Campus
centre, at the corner of University Boulevard and Wesbrook
Mall. Phone 224-5599. Things will return to their SUB normal
after the current strike(s).
The thought of putting out another paper in our new headquarters at the Lutheran Campus
Center scared away an editor, Sarah Cox. Muriel Draaisma was so overwhelmed by the
thought of getting to go to yet another CUP conference that she immediately felt id. Chris
Wong went to one of his classes rather than working on the paper. Doug Schmidt finally got
his order of a quarter pounder after waiting a week for it. Victor Wong found time to make
love to a wall at the center. Gordon Clark turned red to the roots of his hair when he found out
that he was going to the conference. Sarah MMki shared a story with Arnold Hedstrom and
ignored the announcement that she was also going to the conference . . . Hotty Nathan
became holy in her environment. Sue Mcllroy declined to eat meet at dinner and had animal
coofbes instead. Peter Berlin ran in tha race for the conference and won. Neil Lucente
threatened to break another chair if he didn't get a credit for his pictures. Frances Lew tossed
and turned. Verne McDonald was paid for his gas and abdominal pains. Shaffin Shariff
received his mail and his prized Never Cry Scab press kit. Tuesday, November 15,1983
Page 3
NDP attacks education cut backs
OTTAWA (CUP) — Led by
NDP education critic Pauline
Jewett, opposition MPs have
steadily pestered the Liberals over
the plight of young people squeezed
out of this year's education system.
And along with demands for an
emergency fund to aid Canada's
floundering post secondary institutions, MPs are harassing government about the unemployment faced by thousands of young people
who unsuccessfully tried to go back
to school.
Proclaiming a "national state of
emergency" for Canadian youth in
September, Jewett (New
Westminster-Coquitlam) launched
the assault on government under-
funding. She says the government
sue and five restraint program has
cost post secondary institutions
across Canada $102 million this
"The situation of Canadian
youth has reached crisis proportions," Jewett told the House of
Commons Sept. 13. "Jobs are not
there, and now entry to post secondary educational institutions is being denied (to) thousands upon
thousands of qualified students in
the country."
"The government has to make
difficult choices, and it chose to cut
spending on post secondary educa-
Pedersen denies hypocrisy
Administration president George
Pedersen denied Monday that he
was being hypocritical in seeking an
injunction against striking university employees while at the same time
publicly opposing Bill 3 — one
piece of legislation which sparked
the strikes.
"The basic concern df the university is to provide services for the
students who want them. From our
point of view, the picketing was illegal, as it was ruled last week. To
CUPE upsets
From page 1
some have been as long as 13 hours.
Students against the budget have
been giving support and are helping
with the picketing.
"Management other than the
AMS have been great," Craft said,
"They bring us coffees and words
of encouragement."
The union hopes it will maintain
a good working relationship with
management after the strike. The 16
management staff are presently filling in for the union workers.
"Although the AMS talks
restraint to OTEU workers, it has
hired more and more management
at a salary 50 per cent higher than
the average OTEU worker," Craft
And the actions of some other
groups have added to the problem.
Several drivers making deliveries
have crossed or tried to sneak past
picket lines. Last week the supposedly left-wing band, Gang of
Four crossed picket lines to play a
concert in SUB.
"They told us they would be
bankrupt if they didn't play. But
since they're on a national tour its
kind of hard to believe," said
Most surprising was the action of
some food service workers,
members of local 116 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees,
who crossed picket lines Monday
morning. Craft said she found this
especially upsetting since she and
other OTEU workers have twice
refused to cross CUPE picket lines
in the past.
Despite these incidents and the
long hours on the picket lines,
OTEU members remain in good
spirits and there is a real sense of
camraderie and cooperation among
the women, she said.
The AMS's negotiating team,
AMS general manager Charles Redden, finance director James Hollis
and president Mitch Hetman, were
continuously unavailable for comment. Both Hollis and Redden failed to return phone calls.
Staff stranded
As you may have noticed, The
Ubyssey is looking a little different
these days. And so is the staff. Pale
and burned out, we can be seen
lingering around the Lutheran
refugee centre. But even though we
would dearly love to return to our
cosy SUB office, we must admit
that we have been treated grandly.
And so we would like to thank
George Hermanson and the other
people at the Lutheran centre for
their   hospitality   and   patience.
take such a position does not mean
that we support the government's
legislation," Pedersen said.
The Labor Relations Board ruled
Thursday that five campus unions
were picketing UBC's gates illegally
and that two of the five, the
Association of College and University Employees and the Canadian
Union of Public Employees, were
conducting illegal strikes.
James Kennedy, administration
vice-president of university services,
said most of the administration's
objections to Bill 3 were addressed
by amendments prior to the bill's
passing. But the administration will
continue to press for improvements
in the legislation, he added.
"We sought the injunction
because our purpose was to leave
freedom of choice to the individual.
We didn't want students to be
coerced into not crossing the picket
line," said Kennedy.
Pedersen criticized the Social
Credit government repeatedly for
threatening academic freedom
through Bill 3 — the Public Sector
Restraint Act. He has also voiced
concern about the government's
proposed five per cent decrease in
university funding.
Down with it
UBC's very own Anarchy club
expresses its gratitude to Canada's
national newspaper, The Gobe and
Mail for helping to announce the
cancellation of its last round table
discussion meeting due to the strike.
The cancellation was a complete
success according to its organizers.
Thanks went also to Denny Boyd
for his helpful announcement in
The Sun.
The club wishes to announce its
next meeting this Thursday at noon
in Buchanan D352.
tion," Progressive Conservative
MP Jim Hawkes (Calgary West)
said Sept. 26. "That is a choice
which the Liberal government made
at the same time as it was throwing
young people out of work in this
"Those young people want to go
to school so they can get training in
order to get jobs, but the government cut the funds. Will the government reverse that decision, and do it
now in order to give us a chance to
turn the clock back and put money
into education?
"Young people need it today so
they can get the training to get
Though finance minister Marc
Lalonde shrugged off Jewett's call
for the establishment of a joint
federal-provincial emergency fund,
saying the federal government
already contributes more than its
fair share to education, Jewett persisted.
On Oct. 3 she tried again, this
time addressing her question to
Secretary of State Serge Joyal.
"Can he give any hope at all to the
universities and colleges in Canada
at their time of genuine national
crisis?" she asked.
Joyal again blamed the provinces.
Although Jewett admits her questions will have little immediate impact on Liberal policy, she intends
to continue.
"I want to get (the Liberals) to
understand that a very important
principle is at stake," Jewett said in
a September interview. "I think the
Liberals are sensitive on that issue.
There must be some Liberal cabinet
ministers who believe in equality of
Truck Swerves
A truck loaded to capacity with
beer bound for SUB slammed into a
car containing three occupants and
narrowly missed hitting two striking
employees picketing in SUB's
loading bay Thursday.
John Davies, manager of the
Lutheran campus centre, said the
incident occurred after he drove to
the loading bay to warn striking
members of the Office and
Technical Employees Union that
two trucks were approaching.
The first truck had enough room
to drive around, he said, but it hit
the rear of his parked car instead
and drove over the sidewalk.
"He just gunned it and went
through. It was a very aggressive
move," he said.
The driver then disappeared inside SUB for half an hour, Davies
"He came back after half an
hour with a concocted story of how
I was trying to back my car into his
And although his car received
minimal damage, one occupant
may have received whiplash, he
The RCMP later charged the
trucker with reckless driving. A Pit
employee was also charged with
drunken behavior the same night.
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Tuesday, November 15,1963
'Birds four-time champs
For the fourth time in six years
the UBC women's field hockey
team are Canadian University
UBC came from behind to defeat
archrivals the University of Toronto 2-1 in the final at Fredricton,
New Brunswick.
It marks the first time since the
Canadian Intervarsity Athletic
Union National Championship was
begun in 1974 that a team has won
twice in a row.
Coach Gail Wilson said that this
triumph "was the most satisfying
for me. It was 15 girls all working
very hard for each other."
UBC entered the tournament
ranked fourth nationally, second in
the west. They opened with two
round robin games, beating
Dalhousie University 4-0 on Thursday morning, on goals from Lisa
Lundell, Ann Crofts, Bev Kelly and
Joni Franks. Immediately afterwards they took on favorites
Toronto, who have been in the final
in each of the last six years and won
on the two occasions that they
weren't beaten by UBC.
UBC upset the Blues 3-1. Jody
Blaxland, Kelly and Peggy Wright
were the UBC scorers. Wilson said
after watching U of T tie Dalhousie
in the morning she knew UBC had a
good crack at beating them.
On Friday UBC took on hosts,
the University of New Brunswick in
one semi-final and defeated them
2-0 with Terri Drain and Blaxland
scoring. "It was our least satisfying
game" said Wilson. "UNB always
play a tight checking game."
In the other semi-final U of T
downed western champions, the
University of Victoria 1^3.
In the final UBC's two second
half scorers were Lundell and Blaxland as they overcame a one goal
deficit at the half to vanquish the
Blues again.
Smith's era ends
Western win, lastern less for UVic
The UBC men's soccer season came to an abrupt
end in Victoria two weeks ago. With six minutes remaining in their final Canada West group game,
UBC conceded the goal which gave the Vikings a 1-0
win and enabled them to leapfrog over the 'Birds to a
first place finish in the Western standings.
The goal came on a header from a high cross from
the wing. Precisely the sort of play that UBC's tallest
defender Bruce Shearer specializes in clearing. Unfortunately Shearer wasn't on the field at the time, he
was expelled from the game ten minutes earlier for
Coach Joe Johnson said that he asked Shearer
after the game what he had said to the referee,
Shearer said that he hadn't said anything, one of the
other players had apparently suggested to the official
that he should stick his whistle somewhere other than
in his mouth. "It was a yellow card offence at most"
said Johnson meaning the culprit should have been
» only cautioned.
Even with ten men Johnson said he thought the
'Birds could still have taken it. "We outplayed Victoria, it was the old problem of not being able to
score goals."
So Victoria went on as the West's sole representative to lose 2-0 to eventual champions Laurentian.
"Soccer is the only sport in which the second place
team does not get a second chance," said Johnson.
The field hockey team which won the national championships went as second place team in the west and
the football team after Finishing second had another
chance to beat first place Calgary in the Western
Even though the season ended on a disappointing
note the second-place performance still marks a considerable improvement on lastyear's effort. "We had
a good year, nobody let me down," said Johnson.
The soccer team will play in the Pacific Coast •
in his mouth. "It was a yellow cad offence at most,"
Two Canadian football eras ended last weekend.
In Winnipeg Edmonton Eskimos
lost in the Canadian Football
League semi-finals.
Meanwhile, the Thunderbird
football team lost 21-12 to Calgary
Dinosaurs in the Western Intercollegiate Football League championship, bringing an end to the
Frank Smith era at UBC.
The Dinosaurs denied the 'Birds
of an opportunity at a second consecutive national championship.
And let's face it; they deserved to
win and the Thunderbirds deserved
to lose.
Mr. Everything — Greg Vavra —
did the 'Birds in. Vavra, who is the
quarterback, punter, and place-
kicker for Calgary participated in
every single Dinosaur scoring play.
He threw touchdown passes to Joe
Sambene and Mike Sciroishka and,
as well as converting both of these
touchdowns, he booted two field
goals and one single.
Jay Gard was the UBC signal-
caller for most of the game. Jordan
Leith had to replace Gard late in the
fourth quarter because he went
down with a knee injury after a
The teams were tied at the end of
the first quarter after Sambene and
Glenn       Steele       exchanged
touchdowns. In the second quarter,
Tom Dixon outscored Vavra to give
the 'Birds a slim 9-8 lead. Another
Dixon field goal put UBC 12-8 up
after three quarters. But Calgary
erased the deficit with 13 points in
the fourth quarter.
While the season is over for the
'Birds, their winning era may continue. This year, the 'Birds never
ceased to suffer. Beset with the loss
of 13 starters to graduation, the
'Birds were devastated by injuries
throughout the season. The ex-
champs lost Carey Lapa, Chris
Grdina, Kevin Jiriga, Mac Gordon,
Sandro Romano and Don Adamic
for the season. Rob Moretto, K. C.
Steele, Tom Munro, Andrew Murray, Gleen Steele, and several other
players missed at least one game
because of injury.
Next season, Smith will be gone
and someone else will inherit a team
that is destined for bigger and better
things. While it will be difficult for
the new mentor to live up to Smith's
accomplishments, the team will be a
sharp contrast from the one that
Smith inherited from Norm
Thomas 10 years ago.
The Dinosaurs face Queen's
Golden Gaels in the Vanier Cup this
Saturday. The game will be broadcast live on CTV.
When you've got
Molson Malt
you've got it all!


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