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The Ubyssey Nov 24, 1977

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 AMS yanks bucks from bank
The student representative assembly voted Wednesday to take
as much of the Alma Mater
Society's money as possible out of
the Bank of Montreal because of
the bank's financial involvement
with the South African government.
In a near-unanimous decision the
SRA passeda motion stating, "that
the AMS and its member groups
transfer as much of its liquid
assets and its liabilities as possible
to financial institutions which do
not loan money to South Africa."
Financial director Shannon-Dale
Hart said the AMS currently has
approximately $200,000 in the bank
in short-term deposits, savings and
current accounts.
The society also has a considerable loan out from the Bank of
Montreal which was negotiated for
the construction of SUB.
Hart said renegotiating this loan
with another financial institution
would be difficult because it is a
three-party agreement with the
AMS' the university administration and the Bank of
The SRA- decision follows a
campaign by a number of campus
groups to inform the university
community of Canadian banks'
involvement in South Africa.
Campus chaplain George Hermanson told the SRA meeting that
Canadian banks are supporting
apartheid by supporting the South
African economy which exploits
"The South African government
is systematically oppressing
blacks and the banks support the
Vol. LX, No. 30      VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1977
BEDTIMES STORIES from Monty Python's Flying Circus are fitting
fare for Totem Park tuck-in service that offers something completely
different for female residence students. Bob Ames is tucking in Heather
—matt king photo
Hepworth with a story before good night kiss. Nudge, wink, wink, say
no more about optional extras such as body massages.
Tuck me now/ plead Totem women
Women at Totem Park can nod
off to sweet lullabies and warm
kisses thanks to a new social
service offered by a group of enterprising Totem men.
To prevent sleepless nights, the
gentlemen on fifth-floor Haida are
offering a tuck-in service with
optional extras including body
massages, lullabies, bedtime
stories and good night kisses.
Bedtime story material ranges
from a "nasty sex book" and
Monty Python to elementary
school picture books.
Hot milk, tea, beer, cheese and
crackers and vitamin pills are
offered as refreshments.
Totem women interviewed by
The Ubyssey Wednesday are enthusiastic about the new service.
"I got a very nice good night kiss
and a body massage," fifth-floor
Salish resident Gina Caldwell said.
Her bedtime story was a personalized fairy tale with her
"preferred escort" substituting his
name into the story. "We lived
happily ever after," Caldwell said.
Judy Wilson, also from fifth-floor
Salish, said she too enjoyed the
service. "But if the story starts to
get dirty, I throw my teddy at
The tuckers all said they enjoyed
their work.
"The girls love every minute of
it," said one tucker, who declined
to be identified. "We love every
minute of it."
Visns vary from 15 minutes to
one hour and leaving the room for
the night is optional. One fifth
Haida member, Don Bose, did not
get back to his room until 4 a.m. on
one occasion.
"It makes for late nights,"
another floor member added.
Fifth Haida members said they
inspect the women's rooms
thoroughly for "sex-crazed perverts, moral degenerates, sickies
and rapists."
"We had-- some spectators —
sexual perverts —in our room, but
they were quickly disposed of,"
said a Salish woman.
The tuckers also inspect beds for
spiders and crabs and check under
beds for "filthy, disgusting, creepy
crawlies: mice, rats, lizards,
snakes, cockroaches, spiders or
other horrendous creatures."
Women are invited to take advantage.
A handbill being circulated in
Totem invites women to take
advantage of the service. Those
who want a tuck-in must write
their desired male choice on the
form provided and request a time.
"Your pleasure is our business,"
a crowd of fifth Haida men said
The tuck-in service promotes
"good feelings between guys and
girls," tucker Scott Rodway said.
"It's coffee, tea or me.
Residents on other floors now
receive tuck-in service after
complaints of the fifth Salish
monopoly. Fifth Haida has issued
exclusive rights for their service.
To repay the men the fifth Salish
women have begun their own tuck-
in service.
"It doesn't matter who tucks me
in, as long as he's tall, dark and
handsome," first Salish resident
Sam Milmine said.
"It's second best to co-ed dorms.
"A nightcap should be added,
with lots of tender, loving care.
"I miss my cat."
South African ecomony and social
system which exploits blacks," he
"No matter what you hear in the
press, the black African is in worse
shape now than they were in South
Africa 10 years ago."
"We are asking UBC students
and their student government to
not use the Bank of Montrta'.,"
Hermanson said.
He added that the Canadian
government supported a motion in
the United Nations Tuesday to
continue the economic boycott of
South Africa.
Almost all Canadian chartered
banks have investments in South
Africa except the Bank of Nova
Scotia and the Bank of B.C.
Arts undergraduate society
president Fran Watters said "if
banks realize that poeple are going
to watch where the banks invest
their money, they (banks) will
think twice before supporting
governments like South Africa."
Student unions at the University
of Manitoba and the University of
Toronto have also removed their
See page 2: AMS
Kenny asks
deans for
faculty aims
In an attempt to prepare for
future budget restraints, the UBC
administration has asked faculty
deans to provide statements of
objectives and priorities for their
In a prepared statement, administration president Doug
Kenny says the 12 faculty deans
are being asked to submit
statements that can be used in
future academic planning.
The deans are asked to state
priority areas and disciplines, in
addition to program developments
needed in these areas. They must
also justify the need for graduate
and undergraduate teaching and
research programs, "with particular reference to low-enrolment
"The statements requested of
the deans stem directly from the
discussion paper and will serve as
the basis for planning academic
development at UBC and setting
realistic objectives in"the light of
enrolment patterns and the present
economic climate in Canada,"
Kenny says.
The discussion paper referred to
by Kenny was prepared by his
office earlier in the term at the
request of the board of governors.
It deals with the priorities and
objectives of the university in a
stable state of enrolment and
In the discussion paper, UBC's
main objectives are summarized
as "the provision of quality
education for students, maintenance of strength in areas of
concern to the province and the
nation, the encouragement of
See page 2: SET
Molson's leads in Pit draft beer battle
The student administrative commission-
voted Tuesday night to reverse its decision of
aweekago and retain Molson's as draft beer
supplier for the Pit.
SAC had previously passed unanimously a
motionto switch to Carling and to look into an
annual rotation of suppliers, ending Molson's
longstanding monopoly on Pit draft.
The sale of pitchers of draft and the renewal
of limited self-service were also authorized at
that time and will continue.
Student representative assembly president
John DeMarco said Wednesday that the
reasons for this sudden change of heart include uncertainty about possible problems
with   the   Liquor   Administration   Branch
resulting from the switch and fears that
rotation of suppliers would make the Pit more
vulnerable to the effects of a beer strike.
When asked if SAC was influenced by
lobbying on the part of Molson's, DeMarco
admitted, "it probably was."
He added it is ironic that SAC might have
been influenced by lobbying when "the
purpose of the original motion (to rotate
suppliers) was to put an end to lobbying by
beer companies on campus."
"It was felt that it would be fairer to treat
each company equally and spread the
business around," DeMarco said.
The original motion was met with approval
by Pit patrons for other reasons. A sampling
of beer drinkers Wednesday revealed most
find the Molson's draft less than satisfactory.
Many compared it to the urine of various
But if the switch is made to Carling, the
LAB may then expect an automatic annual
rotation of suppliers so that the Pit would be
unable to stay with a preferred brand of draft.
A future decision to stay with one brand
would be investigated by the LAB to ensure
the commission had not been influenced by
favors from that company.
Why SAC does not wish to allow this to
happen is unclear at this time.
One theory is that Molson's already has
unusual influence on SAC decisions and this
latest motion was engineered by the Molson's
representative on campus. Page 2
Thursday, November 24, 1977
To deans
Set priorities, says Kenny WjWN*^*P
From page 1
excellence within the faculty and
direct service to B.C. and
TTiepaper recommends reducing
the number of tenured faculty at
UBC because of a need for a more
flexible budget during a steady-
state period. The more tenured
faculty there are, the more money
is rigidly assigned in the budget.
In the statement, Kenny says the
request to the deans is an extension
of that paper.
"Kenny said the request to the
deans was part of an on-going
process of academic planning that
AMS passes budget
after three months
From page 1
money from banks which deal with
the South African government.
In other business the SRA gave
final approval to the AMS budget.
The budget, totaling almost $1
million was passed after months of
delays and referrals to the AMS
budget committee and the student
administrative commission.
Discussion of the budget centered mainly on the high administration costs of the AMS.
Arts representative Shelia
Lidwill said the AMS is spending
severaj thousand dollars per year
on administration.
Student board member Moe
Sihota said "we are wasting too
much money on our administration. We should examine
some of the positions  we have
established in the AMS. We've
established quite a bureaucracy,"
he said.
Hart said there is no effective
means of evaluating the efficiency
of the AMS bureaucracy.
"SAC has been lightly discussing
the possibility of bringing in an
efficiency expert or service," she
"Although an efficiency firm
was brought in to examine the
bureaucracy several years ago it
never did a definitive analysis,"
Hart said.
The budget included budgets for
The Pit, The Ubyssey, CITR and
other subsidiary organizations.
The Pit operates on a budget of
Almost$225,500 of this is made on
the sale of beer, liquor and wine.
began when he took office in July,
1975;" the statement says.
It says deans have been asked to
consider certain factors in the
preparation of their statements.
The factors include, "financial
resources, the basic components of
a university in terms of essential
departments and faculties, the
minimum size required for
viability of a department or faculty
and long-term enrolment patterns."
The deans are also requested to
provide brief statements on objectives in teaching, pure and
applied research and other
academic activities.
They are requested to consider
"stated or perceived provincial,
international concerns and
priorities and the effect of UBC
faculty priorities on programs
given at other public universities
and community colleges in B.C.
The statements must be submitted to academic vice-president
Michael Shaw by Jan. 23.
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Page 3
Cautious Kenny
evades questions
If one word were to be used to describe
UBC administration president Doug Kenny
in an interview, it would have to be slippery.
The man is not deceitful or insincere but
he is a master of evading questions and sidestepping criticism, a real politician.
During Kenny's first two years of office he
has been criticized for being isolated at
UBC, with no flair for the level of public
relations needed by Canada's third largest
educational institute. This has been
rumored as the reason for UBC information
services head Arnie Myers' resignation this
But in the last month Kenny appeared to
have changed his opinion about public
relations, making a speech attacking the
lack of adequate provincial and federal
government funding of B.C. universities,
telling education minister Pat McGeer to
"The way I think of
it, we're right on
the knife's edge."
keep his nose out of UBC's affairs after
McGeer suggested cleaning up the campus
and being more accessible to the press.
Kenny said three years ago, "I guess I've
never been too concerned with public
relations and all that." Now, in the face of
persistent provincial government cutbacks
of UBC's operating funds that have
seriously threatened the quality of
education at the university, Kenny seems to
be speaking out.
What has brought about his change of
"Well, I don't think it's a dramatic change
in that I do give a fair number of speeches
around the community and in the interior of
the province.
"As to the specifics at the moment, I think
the time has arrived. We are at the point
where we go one way or the other. The
university should make a forceful case to
the public at large (for adequate funding).
"The way I like to think of it is we're right
on the knife edge — we can go one way and
continue to be a good university, in parts a
great university, or we can very easily fall
into mediocrity and that's my concern,
that's wiiy I'm sounding the alarm clock."
But Kenny is right, there has not been a
dramatic change in his view of public
relations. One of his favorite phrases to
counter questions he does not want to answer is, "It would not be in the best interests
of the university to discuss that."
Theonly real change in Kenny's outlook is
that now it is in the university's, and Doug
Kenny's, best interests to speak about
inadequate funding.
On other topics Kenny remains tightlipped
and evasive, saying little if anything.
What exactly will he do if UBC gets an
inadequate budget?
"If an inadequate one comes up? Well, at
this juncture you want to, you know, keep
your options open.
"I guess what I would argue at this juncture is that the university should try to
present to the government a persuasive
case. What I'm saying is that the public and
the government should really re-examine
priorities (in funding universities),"
Bring up the fact that Kenny has been
criticized in the press for his handling of the
Liam Finn and Julius Kane incidents and he
gets defensive.
Engineering dean Finn resigned in September after it was reported in February
that he had made large sums of money
working outside the university in addition to
collecting his full-time UBC salary.
Kane, an animal resource ecology
professor, allegedly misused UBC computer
time for his own outside business benefits
and was suspended for three months this
Kenny has said the incidents and his
handling of them have not damaged UBC's
public image. Why not?
"I base that on people I talk to in the
community. I think basically people say,
'Youdon'tgeneralizeonone or two cases.' "
"One or two blemishes don't cause most
thinking people to generalize."
But the administration's slow action was
being criticized, not the faculty.
"I don't perceive that, I really don't. Due
process has to be shown in an institution.
Then you proceed with due haste and also
with due caution."
In other words, nothing's wrong, the
criticism is invalid.
The same rationale is applied to the
current situation in the faculty of arts,
where deart Robert Will ejected the arts
undergraduate society president, an arts
student senator and five potential student
faculty representatives, who missed application deadline, as well as a Ubyssey
reporter, out of the arts faculty meeting in
October. Only certain elected student representatives were allowed by Will to stay in
the meeting.
Will has also refused a request by the
student representative assembly to state his
views on student representation in arts and
has thrown arts senator Paul Sandhu and
arts president Fran Watters out of his office
when they tried to discuss the matter.
Although Kenny has been sent letters by
Sandhu and Watters detailing the problem,
he claims to only have a general idea of the
problem and rejects any suggestion of
hostility between Will and students.
"Well I'm aware of the broad dimensions
of the issue, but I think you've used a pretty
strong word, hostility. There's differences of
opinion let's say, (laughing) between the
faculty and has discouraged student participation in faculty affairs.
"I get bewildered by articles in The
Ubyssey about what's going on over in the
arts faculty because it runs counter to what
I thought students at UBC really want. Do
they want to run their own elections and do
their own thing? Now hear me out."
'Who within the department should be
charged with that, that's the issue. On that
one students, hopefully, will work that out
with the department head or whatever
committee structure there is within the
department and secure student representation." '
Kenny clearly wants nothing to do with the
arts problem, saying it is the faculty's
business. But when the dean and students
cannot get together who should be involved
in the situation? Not Doug Kenny.
Well, what about student representation
at UBC in general? Would Kenny fight
against a move by the government, hinted at
by McGeer, to reduce or eliminate student
"Well, it depends on what you mean by
fight. I think it would be very inappropriate
of the government to make changes of that
kind in the Universities Act."
Kenny is very careful not to tread on
anyone's feet, McGeer's, Will's or those of
the faculty. While staying out of arguments
may have advantages, Kenny gives the
impression of avoiding involvement in
important issues.
Again, on the question of the provincial
government's move to stop faculty from
forming a union, Kenny is wary of attacking
"Certainly the university, for example,
"We're ending up with a frayed shoelace."
But arts representatives Sandhu and
Watters were ejected from the meeting, as
was a Ubyssey reporter and five potential
representatives. That seems like hostility.
"Now, now, back up now, be a little
reasonable. I think faculty you know, under
the University Act, they set the rules of the
"Whether they want them (meetings)
open or closed, that's their business, that's
not Doug Kenny's. If they invite people
there, great, if they say no, that's their
"If there is a failure in the departments,
students should be able to go to a department head and say, 'Hey! There's a problem
here. How do we work it out so we don't get
into this problem year by year?' I think
faculty members are reasonable."
There have been charges, though that Will
does not want student representation in the
went onrecordand said it was inappropriate
for McGeer to alter the Act where faculty
can join a union. Theoretically I would hope
that faculty would not want to join a union
but if they want that option it should be
there. I would say it's regretful that he
didn't consult (faculty).
Kenny has a lot of respect for the influence
of the faculty at UBC and, as in the Will
case, sidesteps the question of implementing a tenure freeze at UBC in order
to have more flexible financing.
"No, no I'm not considering a tenure
freeze. I believe in tenure. All that I'm
proposing in there (a report on situation) is
that the university consider very carefully
the money going into tenured positions. All
that document is referring to is the optimal
ratio between flexible and otherwise, I
would agree to that."
If you read between the lines it is obvious
that Kenny is considering cuts in the
number of tenured positions at UBC.
And speaking of tenure, shouldn't students
have more involvement in granting tenure
to the professors that will teach them?
"I think students should have very, very
close input on teaching aspects of tenure.
However there are two other aspects and
one is on research and the other is on the
administrative contribution to the
university and about those two I don't think
students are proficient to make decisions,
and it's got to be on all three."
Well, where do students actually have
input into the teaching aspect?
"Oh, I think that varies extensively across
faculties and across departments. Certainly
you get students, they are on departmental
committees and they are on faculty committees.
"Speaking relatively,
I think our reputation
is still damned good."
"They have to keep pushing. It's
something that has to be kept eternally
The dean of women's office is one of a
number of student services to be reviewed
by the university. What is Kenny's personal
opinion on the need for a dean of women?
"I haven't really thought that one
through. It is about time we took a hard look
at all student services on campus."
How can anyone hold an opinion on
something he hasn't thought about, even if it
is a student service that has been around
longer than Kenny has been president?
Cutbacks in education funding are a big
problem. What does the president of UBC
think students should be doing?
"I think one of the things that students
should be doing is that they should be
alerting their parents. I'm convinced the
23,000 students here do want high quality
education and their parents do too.
"But that's not for me, you know, that's
really the SRA that should be worrying
about it."
Kenny is ready to talk about UBC's
problems implementing new programs with
reduced operating budgets.
"From my perspective the pivotal need is
strengthening the existing ones (programs)
before adding new academic thrust.
"We're ending up with a frayed shoelace.
We're all over the place. And because we're
an over the place we have deficiencies and
backlogs of need.
"Before we engage in too many new
programs, and I'm not saying we shouldn't
engage in no new programs, we shouldn't
plan on a large number where again we hit
another recession and the frayed shoelace
reaUy breaks.
Has UBC's reputation suffered as a result
of education cutbacks?
"Well, I would put it this way. All
universities in Canada are suffering, they're
an in the same boat. That's why in my
speech the other day, I tried to emphasize
that aU universities are in trouble.
"So, speaking relatively, I think our
reputation is still damned good." But it
won't be if funding trends in B.C. continue,
he said.
Overall Doug Kenny has to be seen as
someone who likes to do his job with the
minimum of interference from outsiders,
such as the press and students. He realizes
now that UBC is being seriously threatened
by. inadequate funding at the hands of the
Socredgovernment and consequently he has
become more open, relatively speaking.
But any idea that Kenny has drastically
altered his outlook should be discounted, as
the man himself said.
Unfortunately Doug Kenny still believes
that keeping the business of the university
behind closed doors is the only way to
operate and further damage to UBC's
reputation because of this is bound to occur. Page 4
Thursday, November 24, 1977
Will won't do as arts dean
The Will affair has not ended.
Arts dean Robert Will, you will recall, is the mandarin
who kicked student representatives out of a faculty of arts
meeting earlier this fall.
He appears to regard the arts faculty as his private
Since the eviction of the student politicians Will has
continued to insult and humiliate them.
The deterioration of communications between the dean
and students has continued to such a degree that the student
representative assembly may pass a motion at their next
meeting asking for Will's resignation.
This year's SRA is not one of the most activist groups of
student politicians recently assembled at UBC. That Will
could arouse and anger these people is a measure of his
Student politicians, administration president Doug Kenny
and others will be meeting soon to try and smooth over the
That a meeting is necessary may be an indication that Will
is unable to do his job. Perhaps the position of dean is too big
for him and he should let a more able and diplomatic person
take over.
Recently, Will had a meeting with arts senator Paul
Sandhu. While Sandhu was talking to Will, the dean opened
his door and stood by it until Sandhu left. And Will won't
talk to The Ubyssey or other press representatives.
The only other person that we know of who operates that
way is Surrey Mayor Ed McKitka. And we all know what
happened to big Ed.
The position of dean requires a person who is able to deal
with differing interest groups, including those who disagree
with him.
Will's lack of sensitivity and lack of diplomacy indicate
that he is clearly unsuited for the job.
Will says he is in favor of student representation because
he has to. Any other view is unacceptable even among his
faculty club cronies.
Will by his actions indicates his real concern for student
representation.  He thinks students have no business at UBC
"other than to study. He seems to think senior faculty and
administration know what is best for students. Nothing could
be further from the truth.
Students are the best judges of what is best for students.
it is pathetic that this university, an institution which is
supposed to be tolerant of the views and attitudes of others,
should have a senior faculty member in a position of
responsibility who is so insensitive of the opinions of others.
There have also been rumors of discontent recently among
the faculty members themselves in the arts faculty*
There are only two alternatives for an acceptable resolution of this conflict. Will must publicly define his position or
there must be an administration review of the arts dean
position with a view to finding a replacement.
Pit brew comes to a head
Last week the student administrative
commission was going to switch the draft in
the Pit from Molson's to Carling's. This week
they decided they won't do it after all.
Such intrepid decisiveness and deep-
rooted conviction is what we've come to
expect from the junior politicos in SUB. But
there's more at stake here than a jug of beer.
SAC didn't overturn a unanimous decision just to keep up their hallowed tradition
of random vacillation. It is obvious that they
were   influenced,   lobbied,   pressured,   and
finally talked out of a decision that was
almost universally applauded by suffering
beer drinkers.
Almost, but not quite. There are some
who didn't like the original decision to
switch draft brands, people who stood to
lose from it but will gain from this new
We just hope that when the final decision
is made, SAC will make it for the students
they serve and not for special-interest
Bedtime bliss        Let's picket board meeting
So Totem residents are tucking one another into bed now.
That's news to most non-resident students.
We didn't think they had time to go to bed between their
parties and 8:30 classes.
NOVEMBER 24, 1977
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AHS
or the university administration. I\"ember, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the
Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301;
Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Chris Gainor
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nostrils as she contemplated the awesome pile of numbing crystalline
structures. "Oooooh, it's so cold," shivered Heather Conn as some of it went
up her nose. "It's better In Toronto," said Marcus Gee. "There's more of it
there." Bill Tieleman refused to join In the communal snort and was forcibly
injected with snow. Chris Gainor sprained a finger trying to turn on a
recalcitrant politician while Lloyanne Hurd stuck her tongue out and ate
large quantities of the frozen fallout. Mike Bocking rushed to a doctor to get
his nose cauterized in time to do a sample snort while Matt King tried to
.freeze some snow for a rainy day. Geof Wheelwright sniffed in disgust.
President Doug Kenny has been
getting a lot of press coverage for
his verbal opposition to education
cutbacks, just like he did last year.
The board of governors will meet
on Dec. 6 with the Universities
Council of B.C. to either accept or
It's a steal
I wonder how many people in the
university community have
noticed the rip-offs being perpetrated by the University
Pharmacy? I recently purchased
an item (namely Calcium Syrup)
there for $3.10, and very shortly
afterward purchased the same
item elsewhere (namely Owl Drug
Stores) for $2.49!
It has obviously not escaped
their notice that they have a
monopoly in this large community.
However, people might consider
mak in g the effort to take their drug
store business off campus to
protest the grossly-inflated prices
in the hope that they would bring
their prices into line with off-
campus drug stores.
Ripped off
reject the government's budget
proposals, just like they did last
Will Kenny follow through on his
previous statements and vote
against acceptance of an
inadequate budget, or will he
acquiese, just like he did last year?
I, like many other UBC students,
have difficulty believing that
Kenny's publicized verbal opposition to education cutbacks is
anything more than a smokescreen, intended to cover up his
real intentions. If Kenny is serious
about the need for quality
education, then he will vote against
accepting a budget that entails
more cutbacks.
The Alma Mater Society cutbacks committee has planned to
picket the Dec. 6 meeting between
the board and the UCBC. In concretely showing his support for
students, Kenny might not only
vote against a cutbacks budget, but
also participate in the picket.
However, as I don't think
students should put all their eggs in
Kenny's   basket,   I   would   urge
everyone to attend the picket!
Mike Tresidder
UBC Young Socialists
arts 2
Bien sur
In reply to Melanie Clay's letter
in the Nov. 4 Ubyssey, I'd like to
comment that there is at least one
province in Canada that doesn't
restrict disco dancing to hetero
It sounds like the practice in
Britain is similar to that in Quebec,
where dancing in groups or dancing with someone of the same sex
is quite common and popular with
anglophones as well as francophones. Certainly one might attribute this to Quebec's independence (though there may
also be other eastern provinces
where this is accepted).
At this, all liberal open-minded
folk should applaud, bien sur, but
unfortunately there exist many
westerners who unswayingly
remain "bien sourd."
Pearl Beecroft
biochemistry 2 Thursday, November 24, 1977
Page 5
Television ad hustles
distort meaning of sex
"This is Roland Burton Hedley III on
bcation at UBC with an expose on the latest
campus craze, mass sex.
' 'Because of the recent change in attitudes
toward sex in North America, mass sex has
Booted football from the top spot in college
"Togetherness is back. Mass sex is to
streaking what cramming phone booths was
to swallowing goldfish.
"Sexual advertising has finally backfired.
Students don't want phallic-shaped
deodorant bottles and have decided that
Datsun is not all they really need.
"Sex is the only thing they have time for.
There are mattresses in the cafeterias now,
and students try to catch a bite between
Can't happen
"Student apathy has all but disappeared.
Student politicians are delighted that attendance at undergraduate bare gardens
has been 100 per cent.
"The Ubyssey student newspaper has a
new cause. Recent editorials have
demanded free and safe birth control and an
attack on another growing phenomenon,
venereal disease.
' 'This campus was where it all started, but
' it didn't stop at Surrey. It slid like Mazola oil
through all the college campuses: McGill,
Harvard, Yale, Stanford, UCLA and even
the staid Brigham Young in Mormon, Utah.
"Football stadiums are packed for intercollegiate sex marathons. The competitive
nature of sport has changed because fans
come not only to watch, but also participate.
"And it hasn't stopped at campuses, but
has hit the community. Businessmen prefer
a "quickie" at lunch with their former
squash partners.
"But there are still sexists, souls who call
mass sex at Tupperware parties 'powder-
puff.' "
But all this can't happen. People aren't
like that and that's not what they want.
And it's not what we, the writers, want.
We found that out.
We always say that Ubyssey staffers have
a good time. But it's fun only part of the
time, and the paper sometimes shows it.
So we thought we'd do something to shock
people, and instead of posing for the regular
Christmas staff picture, we could pose nude.
Ihat might have been shocking a few
years ago, but now it wouldn't have the
cathartic effect we intended. So we thought
we'd take it a step further and fondle each
other in the photo.
But we realized we'd never go for the next
logical step — indiscriminate mass sex —
even for the good of the paper.
Sex desirable
Even though the media tries to create the
impression that sex is so desirable that
people want sex at every opportunity, sex is
not the only thing people want from a relationship.
Charlie's Angels has taken the place of
Mary Tyler Moore in the hearts of television
watchers. But everyone wanted to fit into
the script of Mary's show. The men were
Merriiee Robson and Steve Howard are
two longtime Ubyssey hacks who dreamed
up today's Freestyle one afternoon in the
Lethe. Freestyle is a column of opinion,
analysis and humor written by Ubyssey
staffers. Perspectives, which is open to all
members of the UBC community, requires
opinion pieces. They can be dropped off in
The Ubyssey office in SUB.
Of mass sex, bare gardens, quickies,
sex marathons, VD, mattresses in
cafeterias and the futility of it all.
Mrs. N., Kerrisdale
This ad sponsored by the
UBC Mass Sex League,
n  HQ; Room 241k, SUB
attracted to Mary's ability to be affectionate. She was not overtly sexual, and
appealed to decent young men, her chaste
style making sex with her seem infinitely
Mary would rescue people from the way in
which sex is treated these days, because of
her caring attitude.
Sex should be based on a relationship,
rather than vice versa, but many couples
have only sex to hold them together.
Today there is so much stimulus in the
world that television programmers have to
become shockingly explicit to grab people's
attention. You are asked to chew 0'Henrys
until you're satisfied, and the jingle is accompanied with lewd actions involving giant
lips and a thrusting O'Henry bar.
Charlie's Angels reflects recent changes
in sexual obsession, but the Angels still have
human content. They may use sex to lure
their victims, but they always fall in love
with them.
People still need the romantic content to
fill in where their lives stop. Indiscriminant
sex bombards viewers and is on the screen
because of the need to keep up ratings and
keep the advertisers happy_
Television discourages real interpersonal
contact, substituting the dots on the screen
and providing a false life style to live up to.
The impression is given that sex is easy to
get and is instant gratification. Of course, as
instant gratification, it's not bad.
But the way it's presented' in popular
culture distracts people from not only local
culture, but also from other experiences
that would be satisfying, including understanding how other people really feel, and on
a longer term than a half-hour sitcom.
The media wants us to think that sexual
encounters are often casual, but would you
really want a life of nothing but one-night
Sex on television is an interpersonal
bargaining counter, used in police work to
trap criminals and for other kinds of
measurable gains.
But people who protest the change in
sexual attitudes are protesting the wrong
things for the wrong reasons. Alderwoman
Bernice Gerard objects to nudity on Wreck
Beach because she thinks the body is
shameful and should be hidden.
What should be objected to is the
debasement of genuine human desires,
through the promotion of "mass sex."
Television and advertising push this kind
of life style and if you don't conform, you're
either an outcast or eccentric.
People should try to have more control
over their lives and not let situations be
forced on them, either by TV promoters or
by real people who make undesired advances.
With changing attitudes toward sex roles,
perhaps more balanced relationships can be
achieved. Women are changing their attitudes toward sex, and whereas previously
they were expected to be chaste, more
recently they have been expected to be more
uninhibited about sex, even though other
aspects of male-female relationships, such
as financial inequality, are little changed.
Women are faced with the choice of being
either chaste until marriage, in which case
they are regarded as odd, as they are expected to have sex often, in which case they
are regarded as harlots.
Where will it all end? With mass synchronized orgasm? Will we see mass sex
next year on television?
With the increasing respectability of
divorce it takes less pressure for a family to
break up. The disposable relationship
makes it less necessary to work at building a
You don't have to respect your sexual
partner as much and you're allowed to be
selfish. People don't have to try now.
Our generation has been brought up with
Dr. Spock and has luckily been provided
with little round tummies.
There have been large changes in
relations between men and women in the
last decade, but there remains a lot of
inequity, and the media, because it has
found it can make women's issues a consumer item, has perverted the idealism
which motivates the actual changes.
The media presentation of sexual issues is
a crazily spinning merry-go-round, with
discernable trends, but no obvious
destination. There is no one at the controls
and no one with any responsibility.
The media is insensitive, and stays with
popular formulas, aimed at a common
denominator audience.
But it was getting late, so we rounded up
50 close friends and had an honest relationship. Page 6
Thursday, November 24, 1977
Scfcoof offers
freedom course
Do you know what your fundamental freedoms are?
If you think they're underwear
that let your body breathe, maybe
you ought to take the Vancouver
People's Law School's three-day
The fundamental freedoms
course   runs   from   7:30  to 9 30
Hot flashes
p.m. next Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday at the Kitsilano Library, 2425 MacDonald.
And if you're fed up with the
high cost of housing and have
decided to build your own house,
you would be wise to attend the
school's upcoming seminar on
building bylaws Dec. 1. The seminar will be held from 7:30 to 9:30
p.m. at the Britannia Community
Centre Library, Napier at Commercial.
The course and seminar are
free, but you must pre-register. To
do so telephone 734-1126.
ClaSSeS       Klfciie» cookery
m^^*-'*-'^*"' The     kitrhen    rhnrister';    have
Clinic tour of UBC dental school,
meet at reception area near south
entrance,   noon,   dentistry  building.
Film and meeting to plan field trip,
noon, Biological sciences 2361.
General meeting, 12:45 p.m., SUB
Homophlle drop-In, noon, SUB 211.
TBA, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran campus
centre lounge.
Speaker: Jenny Wong on Six Weeks
In L'Abrl, noon, SUB 205.
Speaker: Murray Greenwood on Socialism  In  Quebec, noon, SUB 212.
Speaker: Pedro Vuskovic, former
Chilean finance minister on the
economic situation In Chile, noon,
SUB 207-209.
Discussion   group,   noon, SUB  213.
New nuclear power film: Lovejoy,
noon, Scarfe 210.
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
Broomball game, 8 p.m., Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre main
General meeting, noon, SUB 212.
Informal discussion on the Baha'I
faith, noon, SUB 113.
Mandarin  Night,  7  p.m.,  SUB  207.
Information sur la diner en commune, noon, La Malson Internationale.
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
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Graduation Portrait
Photographers Since 1969
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Big or Small Jobs
The kitchen choristers have
struck again!
The Vancouver Bach Choir recently released a second edition of
its cookbook Choristers in the
Kitchen. The book contains
recipes from choir members repertoires, in addition to some from
musicians from all over the world.
Sample Armenian nutmeg
cake, chicken  teriyaki, tourtiere,
blueberry cream squares, B.C.
clam chowder and many other
gastronomic delights.
The cookbook is available at
$3 from current choir members or
by telephoning 731-6355 or
921-9136. The book is also available at the UBC bookstore.
Fight INCO
For several years now the Noranda Mining Company has been
exploiting the Chilean people.
This Canadian company has
made the largest investment in
Chile's economy since the military
junta in 1973 which established a
fascist dictatorship there.
The Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in Chile
•has been actively trying to end
Noranda's involvement in Chile.
This Wednesday noon the committee is holding a Stop Noranda
The meeting, which will be in
SUB 207, will feature a film.
Boycott, and discussion about
UBC's stock holdings in Noranda.
The compact multi-mode 35mm single lens reflex camera.
The XD-11 gives
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Student   Representatives   to   serve   on   the   Board   of
Governors and the Senate.
This notice is a call for nominations for full-time students to run
for election for the following positions:
SENATE -    SEVENTEEN     students    (five
at-large and one from each faculty)
Nomination forms giving full details of the requirements of
nomination are available in the Registrar's Office, the A.M.S.
Office (Room 266 S.U.B.) and in the offices of the Student
Undergraduate Societies and the Graduate Student Association.
Nominations must be in the hands of the Registrar no later than
4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 1977.
RATES:   Campus - 3 lines, 1 day $1.50; additional lines 35c.
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advance. Deadline is 11:30 a.m., the day before publication.
Publications Office, Room 241, S.U.B., UBC, Van., B.C. V6T 1W5
5 — Coming Events
Christmas Soiree extraordinaire on
Dec. 3 SUB Ballroom. Max capacity
only 400, so set your ticket* early
from AUS. Cheap. Sorry, no ptaa
this time.
day, Nov. 25th, 8:00. International
House. •1.00 admission. 30c tor members.
10 — For Sale — Commercial
Panther skates $53.50; Down Ski
jackets $31.95 up; Ladies Figure
Skates $37.96; Dunlop Maxply squash
racquet frames $22.50; Converse hi.
cut runners $19.95; Cotton and nylon
jogging suits $10.95. Visit Community
Sports, 3610 West 4th Ave. 733-1813.
11 — For Sale — Private
AMBASSADOR '67. One owner, 51,350
miles, V8, P.S., P.B., 2-Door. Good
condition. Snows on rims. Any res.
sonable offer accepted. 261-7831.
20 — Housing
ROOM AVAILABLE inuned. in oo-op
house Arbutus and 13th. 396 plus
utilities. 732-0567.
25 — Instruction
SPANISH     CLASSES.    Beginners    and
advanced. Contact Bertha 736-3898.
30 - Jobs
Ask for KEVIN
MAN'S WALLET Nov. 18 in Sedgwick.
Please return. Urgent! Andy Broen-
nimann, 876-4467.
phone Mary, 733-4971. Broken safety
chain. Sentimental value.
40 — Messages
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Porkchop Number
Two with love from Porkchop Number
One and your Quad. Nov. 23.
65 — Scandals
GIRLSI The man of your dreams is
Goodtime Eddy — Forestry IV. Can
be recognized by shifty expression
and lecherous grin.
back to the '60's with our special
double bill, "Woodstock" and "Jimi
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BIBLIOPHAOES, Logophiles, Bsrdolat-
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mathists, Epdstemophiliacs: try Duthie*' Tenth, the Bibliopole.
MONTY PYTHON Liberally Presented
Double Feature Tues., Wed., Nov. 29,
30. Sub Aud. 7:00 p.m. 10.00.
70 — Services
pianos. Top quality work, reasonable
rates. Phone Paul, 224-5686.
80 — Tutoring
85 — Typing
and Marine. 266-5063.
rates. Call 731-1807, 12 noon to 9 p.m.
EXPERT TYPIST — Essays, Seminar
Papers and Thesis $.75 per page.
FAST ACCURATE TYPIST will do typing at home. Standard rate. Please
phone  after  3:00 p.m.   263-0286.
pickup/delivery.   263-8506   evenings.
90 - Wanted
weeks including Mexko, Puerto! Rico,
Bermuda return, with another student. Call 228-9804.
99 — Miscellaneous
Rent cabin day/week.  7324)174 eves.
COLD FEET? If Dr. Bundolo can't cure
try the "Westside Feetwarmers"!
Hottest Jazz band west of Burrard.
Will play Arts Jazz Dance, Dec. 2
(that's a Friday!), Sub Ballroom. Be
Creative Writing
Pull details at
Speakeasy, SUB
or call the
Alumni Office, 228-3313
CLASSIFIED Thursday, November 24, 1977
Page 7
Hitler was a Communist who
killed Nazis, German youth told
West German school children
believe Hitler was a Communist
who exterminated Nazis in gas
chambers and liberated Germany
from inflation with socialist
policies, a Hamburg professor said
Peter Borowsky told about 200
people in Buchanan that a recent
study carried out by a professor at
the University of Kiel in West
Germany shows German children
are misinformed about the Third
The report, written by Dieter
Bonner, was trying to show the
influence of history on society and
is not an indication of political
awareness, Borowsky said.
"History has less influence on
the attitude of children than we
have assumed," he said.
The Bonner Report involved a
random survey of school students
across West Germany. About 3,000
students between the ages of 10 and
23 were asked to write essays on
what they had heard about Hitler.
They were not given the opportunity to research the history of
the Third Reich or any warning of
the assignment,   Borowsky  said.
When the results of Bonner's
inquiry were made public the
German public was scandalized,
Borowsky said.
One of the student essays
Borowsky quoted said, "Hitler
wanted a crime-free state and
(under Hitler's leadership) there
was no social injustice and no one
was afraid."
"People did not have to be afraid
that when they came home they
would find their child murdered
and their wife raped as they do
In Germany there is a wide
variety of regulations concerning
the instruction of history in the
schools. Many teachers hesitate to
include the Third Reich in the
curriculum because they were too
involved, Borowsky said.
"All textbooks used in German
schools are examined by the state
administration and are written by
former school teachers whose
work is remote from actual
research," he said.
"The textbooks are about as
interesting as dictionaries and they
stress more the influence of
leading personalities such as
All texts reject Hitler, Borowsky
said, but they depict the Third
Reich as just an accident that
interrupted the smooth flow of
German history.
"The texts fail to trace the
ideological and social moods that
lead up to Hitler," he said.
"The Nazi crimes of the Third
Reich are all blamed on Hitler."
Borowsky said people involved in
academics who do research on the
Second World War are not given
career credits for the research
because it is not considered an
academic achievement.
He said most school children
learn about Hitler in the oral
tradition. Stories are passed on by
grandparents who pass down their
prejudices, apologies and
sometimes still sympathetic attitudes.
The media of newspapers and
BOROWSKY . . . hits ignorance
films are also at fault Borowsky
"Journalists cannot or will not
translate history into the daily
language," he said.
"They do biographies and
historical narratives and call the
Third Reich an incredible acceleration in the pace of history.
"The latest Hitler film is composed of official news reels that
concentrate on Hitler'. The title is
The Story of a Career."
Borowsky said history is a low-
interest subject for children who
have no sense of time and
historical perspectives.
The state governments are
aware of the problem in the schools
and are now making an effort to
improve school texts and the
students awareness, Borowsky
Someof the students wondered in
their essays why the Jews were
"made to die so miserably" and
one student commented, "perhaps
it is good that we lost the war or we
would all be Nazis."
Imported Drum Dutch
Blend Cigarette Tobaa
blended in Holland.
Transfer students who did not write the Diagnostic Test
in September must write it on Wednesday, January 4,
1978, 4:30 p.m. in Buchanan 106.
Transfer students who failed the Diagnostic Test in
September and are not registered in English 98 must do
so in Term II.
Transfer students who fail English 98 in December must
register in it again in Term II.
English 98 Registration (Term II):
Thursday, January 12, 1978
Thursday, January 12
Friday, January 1 3
Friday, January 1 3 -
English 98 classes begin week of January 16.
For   further   information:   W.   E.   Yeomans
(local'2941) English 98 Coordinator
10-12 a.m. Buchanan Tower 213
2- 4 p.m. Buchanan Tower 428
12-  2 p.m. Buchanan Tower 611
3- 5 p.m. Buchanan Tower 51 9
For people who take the time to roll their own
Last Shot
When you're drinking
tequila, Sauza's the
shot that counts.
That's why more and
more people are
asking for it by
Number one in Mexico.
Number one in Canada. Page  8
Thursday, November 24, 1977
Allende gov't 'had to fail'
Salvador Allende's government
in Chile was doomed to failure,
because of its weak policies and
middle-of-the-road stance, a
Chilean refugee said Wednesday.
Speaking through an interpreter
in SUB, Camilo Maturana, a
People's Front of Chile representative, told about 75 people that the
people of Chile asked for weapons
after an attempted overthrow of
Allende's Popular Unity Coalition
in July, 1973.
But, Maturana said, Allende
refused to abandon his pacifist
position and a military coup in
September, 1973, was successful.
Maturana said Allende implemented social and economic
reform programs too slowly.
"If Allende wanted to get out of
the peaceful road, he would have to
have quit the Popular Unity
Coalition and rely on a new, antifascist front," Maturana said.
"But Allende didn't want to, even
if some sectors (of the coalition)
wanted to.
"At the time of the Allende
government, because of the
weakness of Allende's policies and
because of the propaganda of the
right, slowly the middle classes
were won over to fascism."
The People's Front of Chile is a
resistance group supported by the
Revolutionary Communist Party
of Chile, a Marxist-Leninist
"What has failed in Chile is not
the revolution but the reformist
line," Maturana said.
Maturana said that at first, the
middle classes hoped to be favored
by Augusto Pinochet's military
government, but it soon became
obvious the junta favored the large
monopolies, which are mostly U.S.-
He said middle class sympathy
for the junta "has changed 100 per
But, he said, although there are
many groups which oppose the
Pinochet government, the groups
have different aims ranging from
revolutionary to bourgeois.
The opposition follows two basic
lines, Maturana said.
One, which wants to change only
the people in the government but
not the existing structure, is trying
to install the Christian Democrat
party as the government, he said.
He said U.S. president Jimmy
Carter supports the party, which is
trying to win the confidence of the
middle classes.
Maturana said this policy is
designed to smash the resistance
"We do not believe in the 'good
imperialist,' " he said.
He said the other group supports
armed struggle because Chilean
history shows change only takes
place after violence.
The only solution is to form a
broad resistance base, Maturana
The People's Front has allied
itself with clandestine trade
unions, student groups and some
small business owners.
The front was formed in 1974
after pressure from the military
junta broke up many resistance
Maturana said the front has
established small and secret
resistance cells to organize
resistance locally. The front also
has connections with resistance
groups in Colombia, Uruguay,
Paraguay,  Peru  and  Argentina.
Maturana said that even under
the threat of being jailed, students
have demonstrated against the
government's policy of self-
financing for schools.
"Education is possible (now)
only for the children of the rich,"
he said.
"When someone is suspected to
be in the resistance, he may
disappear. They can torture him."
Maturana said those who
disappear are often sent to concentration camps or remain
And poverty is worse than it has
been in 50 years, he said, with 30
per cent of the work force unemployed.
"And a construction worker
works 10 hours a day for a pound of
sugar and a loaf of bread," he said.
The front also opposes a
gradualist approach because
people, especially abroad, lose
interest in a country when it appears that the brutality of a regime
is decreased.
"In Spain, after the death of
Franco, Juan Carlos was put in
power and large sectors think it is
a democracy," he said.
Noon Hour Film Series
at Internationa! House (12:30 p.m.)
Fri. Nov. 25
Wed. Nov. 30
Fri. Dec. 2
"In Search of a Home"
Dr. PeterOberlander
to lead the discussion
Land Reform:
Population & Urban
Ujamaa Villages in
John Howard isa
Yellow & Green (Egypt)
Land Policy in Sweden
Management of Urban
Growth & Land Use (Canada)
Beyond Family Planning
The Overcrowded Capital (Japan)
Everyone Welcome— Come & take part in the
Discussion after the Films
Professor of Judaic Studies
University of Pennsylvania
"Is There a New Jewish Mysticism"
Thursday, November 24, 12:30
"Mysticism and the Modern Jew"
at Hiilei House
Lunch free to members
50c to non-members
Weekend Schedule available at Hillel House
or by calling 224-4748 or 270-3790
will be speaking Tuesday, Nov. 29th
12:30 p.m. in the Sub Ballroom
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