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The Ubyssey Sep 16, 1980

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 SFU ads get
UBC sneers
Simon Fraser University is under
Tire for starting an engineering
faculty which the Association of
Professional Engineers isn't sure is
Moreover, SFU is proudly advertising it's new four-year program —
and that's not kosher, says UBC applied science dean Martin
"It's a great shame for anybody
establishing a professional school
that subscribes to a high standard
of professional ethics to have to
resort to paid advertisements in the
entertainment section of the
newspaper," said Wedepohl.
"This sort of thing is for selling
washing machines, not education."
A three page ad including promotion of the new program was run
last Tuesday in the Vancouver Sun
in a format which suggested it was
an article except for the small print
at the top of the page.
Wedepohl is also doubtful of the
quality of the SFU program. He
said the quality of an engineering
program is determined by its faculty
and a good faculty is attracted by
good research facilities, which SFU
The program, which will start as
early as fall 1982 and will include
most engineering specialties, is also
being investigated by the engineer's
Tom Calvert, director of the SFU
program, has said there is a shortage of engineers in B.C. based on
the evidence that the province has
to import a large portion of its
But the engineers' association is
not sure a shortage of newly-
graduated engineers exists, and has
established a task force to investigate the alleged shortage and
other points raised by the
program's creation.
Association managing director
Dan Lambert said Monday he
doesn't believe B.C. industry can
absorb any more engineers than are
currently graduating from UBC. A
large percentage of UBC graduates
See page 3: B.C.
Socred move on
colleges rebuked
provincial government move to
make community college boards
more accountable to the cabinet has
come under fire from educators and
students at Okanagan College.
The Social Credit government
amended its Colleges and Provincial Institutes Act this summer so
that government appointees will
number one more than school
district representatives.
Appointees will also now serve
two year terms, while district
representatives will continue to sit
on boards for a year.
"These particular changes have
the result of making the college
boards less accountable to the communities they serve," said
Okanagan College student association chair Nobu Ono.
The education ministry says the
increase of government appointees,
"reflects the change in 1979 to 100
per cent government funding of colleges."
The amendments have been harshly criticized by the B.C. School
Trustees Association, the B.C.
Teachers Federation and the B.C.
Students' Federation.
BCSF rebuked education
minister Brian Smith for introducing legislation which contradicts the
philosophy of community colleges.
They said the changes are destructive to the autonomy of the college
boards and their ability to be
responsive to the communities they
Student association executive
member Stewart Murray said the
amendments are an attempt by the
Socred government to centralize
control of post-secondary education under the ministry and cabinet.
"They hope to consolidate their
control of the colleges by giving
their appointees the edge, while
paying lip service to ideals behind
the community college."
Says Ono, "Smith states that 100
per cent government funding of the
colleges should give his ministry
control over them while forgetting
where the government gets 100 per
cent of its funding from."
Vol. LXIII, No. 4
Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, September 16,1960
— stuart da vis photo
OBLONG SPHEROID is centre of attention for group of third division rugby players bent on self-destruction a
full three months before end of Christmas exams. Oddball game involves strenuous efforts of grown men to
move remains of dead pig somewhere beyond boundaries of local field. Neither players nor spheroid would comment whether dead pig remains were those of J.V. Clyne (see stroy below).
Res renovations rile residents
Students are complaining of
filthy living conditions as construction continues at Totem Park's
Dene House.
The Dene house residence, which
is being renovated as a pilot project
in student housing, "was designed
to counter the alienation students
feel when they have to move into
such a large building, and promote
a more community-like atmosphere," residence administrator Mary Flore said Monday. The renovations were due to be
completed by September 1.
But delays such as slow delivery
of building materials have forced
students to live in conditions that
some have described as "jail-like."
The students' most urgent complaints  concern  carpeting  in  the
halls which isn't expected until
Christmas according to the
Residence Administrator, without
the carpeting there is nothing to absorb the sound. As one resident of
several interviewed Monday said of
the halls, "these are just echo
chambers at the moment."
The construction is also a problem for the students. "We get
woken up at 7:30 every morning
when the workmen arrive," one
resident said.
Another resident commented,
"It's hard to do homework with
concrete drilling going on in the
hall, or in your room."
The lack of telephones is another
major worry. One concerned resident said, "They didn't disconnect
the main line so that when so-
meonecalls, it just rings and rings.
People think we just aren't answering, but there are no phones."
One resident of Dene said, "The
phones are the big thing, there's 200
people in this house and no phones."
Mail security is another problem.
One resident said, "We get all our
mail shoved together in little boxes
by the letter of the -alphabet.
There's no security on our mail, so
anyone can go through it."
One resident of Dene said, "I got
my cheques, thank god."
Although the residents have
received letters from director of student housing Mike Davis, they are
unsure of what is actually happening.
Added another student, "We
don't know what's going on, but
that's not our fault, that's Davis.
That's bad management."
Petulant Persky ponders 'pig's post'
Stan Persky may have been defeated in
his bid to be elected chancellor of UBC, but
he is already preparing for his next attempt
to wrest the position away from timber
magnate Jack Valentine Clyne.
The former UBC student activist, now a
visiting instructor in sociology at Malaspina
College in Nanaimo, declared his intention
to run again in 1981 Saturday, charging
Clyne with not taking the position seriously
and not using the position to investigate
and improve the operation of the university-
Persky, who was in Vancouver to
publicize his latest book, The House That
Jack Built, took some time out from
bashing Vancouver mayor Jack Volrich to
throw some barbs at the university administration.
"As long as they're planning to run some
bourgeois pig again and hang the robes of
office on some giant timber baron or the
guy who owns all the fish or whoever they
pick this time after the next one dies off —
as long as they have that going and they
pretend there's a democratic election out
there I will be around."
Persky   said   he   would   run   for   the
chancellorship of UBC unless someone
more qualified than himself would offer to
represent the interests of education in the
chancellor's position.
Persky said he did not think Clyne was
suitable for the office. "He's done a lousy
job," he said. "He's done horribly, doing
nothing but living off the fat of the convocation's glory.
"He's lazy. A bum, in short. I intend to
actually work at this thing and I think it's
The chancellor of UBC is chair of the
convocation, a body which includes administration president Doug Kenny, the
UBC senate, and all faculty and graduates
of the university. He also is a member of the
senate and the university board of governors.
The chancellor is chosen in triennial elections in which all members of the convocation have a vote. Nominations for the next
election on Feb. 6 will close on Nov. 7.
Clyne and Persky were the two nominees
for chancellor in 1978 when the last election
was held for the position. The convocation
elected Clyne while giving Persky 30 per
cent of the vote.
Persky said he was not allowed to present
his views or a statement of his principles to
the voters in the 1978 election. He is confident he will eventually be recognized as being best qualified to be chancellor.
"It turns out I actually know something
about education. It's one of the few things I
do know something about. I actually work
in that field and think about it a lot," he
"When I'm chancellor I'm going to ask
for the right to teach, which is the only right
worth having at the university. Usually
chancellors have been rich people, it's just a
game to them. They don't give a shit about
the university except in some esoteric way.
"I actually care about universities and
colleges. I think they're great places.
They're better than pubs by and large
because you can get some talking done that
you can't get done in pubs."
The position of chancellor should be
more visible and accessible to the students
and the public as well as having a greater
impact on the university itself, Persky said.
"I intend to investigate the administration of the university," he said. "The
university pretends to be a place for social
debate, for criticism, for the development
See page 11: PERSKY
— kathy ford photo
PERSKY . . . taking a bite out of Clyne Page 2
Tuesday, September 16,1980
In case against Discovery Parks Inc.
Appeal given extension
An unlimited extension of time to
appeal has been granted to a
woman taking Discovery Parks Incorporated and Burnaby council to
court over the establishment of
research parks in the municipality.
But "stalling tactics" by the
defence almost invalidated the appeal by attempting to delay hearings
past the 60-day time limit according
to April Page, the woman taking
the legal action. The Supreme
Court of B.C. granted the extension
Sept. 4, three days before the time
limit expired.
The Supreme Court acknowledged that the case could not be heard
before Sept. 7 because of a huge
amount of affidavits and reports
submitted by the defendents shortly
before the hearing. It subsequently
granted the extension.
Page, a Burnaby resident who
lives near the B.C. Institute of
Technology campus, challenged a
zoning bylaw change which permitted construction of research park
facilities at BCIT with little or no
control over safety and research
Research parks are the brainchild
of universities, science and
technology minister Pat McGeer
and are intended to provide space
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Explaining why she launched the
appeal, Page said, "I'm concerned
about the changing face of Burnaby."
With the help of a Vancouver
Legal Aid lawyer Page is charging
Burnaby municipality with violating
its own bylaws concerning comprehensive development. She charged that no information about land
use, buildings and hazards was filed
in accordance with the bylaw.
The BCIT research park will occupy over 100 acres and l.S million
square feet of building space — the
same amount of building space as
all of Simon Fraser University.
SFU's research park was stopped
before construction began, on the
same technicality, but at BCIT it is
too late. Already five acres of trees
have been levelled and "it looks like
a moonscape," according to Bill
Goodacre, president of the Simon
Fraser student society.
"We're not going to talk about
losing — the law is on our side,"
said Page. "But we'll be lucky if
there is a public hearing before the
site is completed."
The Campus Roundup
Chuckwagon Buffet at 7:00 p.m.
Barbecue Ribs, Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans,
Sourdough Bread and Western Day Special
Tickets in Advance at the Information Desk
Prizes for best Roy Rogers/Dale Evans Team
Tickets at the door: $1.00 for dance only
First Come First Served
The Department of Mining and
Mineral Process Engineering
invites you to attend a lecture on
Engineering Requirements
for Developing British
Columbion Coal"
Mr. E. R. Macgregor
Assistant Deputy Minister of the Department of
Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources of the
Province of B.C.
To be held in the Chemistry Building, Room 124, at
1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 18th, 1980.
Teaching Assistants!
(and what you can do for your Union)
CUPE 2278
Limited Edition Prints
of Woodland Indian Art
September 15-19
Art Gallery, SUB
Featuring: Old Masters, Impressionists, The
Group of Seven, Australian, Ojibway,
Oriental and Modern Art, British Museum
Posters, Escher, Wyeth, Danby, Folon, Curtis and others.
Over 700 Different Images
Most Large Prints
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Most Small Prints
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Page 3
Council shuts station, takes fees
WINNIPEG (CUP) — Students
at the University of Manitoba are
"pissed off" that the student council has closed down the campus
radio station their student fees pay
CJUM went off the air May 29
when council refused to advance
$13,000 needed to keep the station
going and recommended to the
CJUM board of directors that the
station be closed.
Despite the closure students are
still paying $4 each in student fees
towards the station.
A survey conducted by the student newspaper, The Manitoban,
discovered more than 60 per cent of
the respondents disapproved of the
station closure. At the same time 80
per cent said they wanted some service for the $4 they pay towards the
"I think it stinks," said one third
year science student. "It's
ludicrous. I want something for my
The survey also discovered that
more than 80 per cent of the
students disapproved of council's
handling of the affair. They said
they thought council's actions were
high-handed and that a referendum
should have been held to decide on
the closure.
"I can't believe they just went
ahead and closed the station
without asking the students," said
one student. "How can they claim
to be in any way representative?"
If such a referendum had been
held the radio station would still be
operating, according to the
Manitoban survey.
There are no plans to revive
CJUM which operated as a community FM station, broadcasting
across the Greater Winnipeg area.
The station was always in financial trouble, council said. Council
also claimed students at the University of Manitoba did not listen to
the station and thus it did not warrant council support.
But according to Manitoban
Editor Andrew Coyne, council
never conducted a poll to confirm
this impression.
Negotiations are taking place between council and a Winnipeg group
that wants to buy CJUM's equipment and start their own community radio station.
'B.C. needs
SFU gears'
From page 1
have to seek work outside of the
province, he said.
B.C. imports engineers because
companies need professionals with
at least five to 10 years experience
to handle the jobs offered, he said.
Calvert also said that the UBC
program has vacancies every year.
He said this was because UBC has a
five year program while most other
Canadian universities have four
year programs.
Wedepohl justified the five year
program, saying B.C. grade 12
graduates do not have the
background needed in math,
chemistry, physics and English for
engineering. He also pointed out
that the other provinces have very
different high schools systems and
cannot be compared to B.C.
But Calvert said that B.C.
students from grade 12 into
engineering at the University of
Alberta are doing at least as well as
the Alberta students in their
courses. He did not have statistics
for other provinces.
UBC does have provision for a
four year engineering program for
studens who did well enough in high
school to cope with the program,
but even they must complete asum-
mer school course in math.
DAY AFTER DAY, alone on a hill . . . well, not quite alone, but these
fools are obviously participating in the "standing perfectly still" competition. Otherwise known as survivial of the fittest all class distinctions are
removed when winners receive a free lobotomy of their choice, or, better
yet, a chance to stay at home all fall and watch tv. Who can tell the dif-
— eric eggertson photo
ference? Patient P. McCartney (comatose, foreground) obviously can't.
"Why I remember down on Junior's Farm we used to spend all our time
doing this, you know, just let it be," the former human being reminisced.
Meanwhile everyone just wishes they were back in the USSR.
Action taken on asbestos fibre hazard
WINNIPEG (CUP) — Years after it was installed, and in some
cases more than four months after
confirmation was received that it
was a potential health hazard, the
University of Manitoba is only now
replacing the asbestos ceiling insulation found in several locations on
Asbestos fibres have been linked
to causing lung cancer when inhaled
in minute quantities.
While there are assurances from
the university's administration that
the asbestos merely presents a potential hazard, the maintenance
workers' union alleges that the asbestos in some areas is already
breaking down into free particles.
Asbestos insulation is found
throughout the campus of the 18,-
000-student university, including
the food service areas, university
swimming pool and a number of
major meeting halls. In one build
ing asbestos particles have been
found in air-handling rooms to be
pumped through the entire
Asbestos is breaking down in the
food service areas according to the
Canadian Association of Industrial,
Mechanical and Allied Workers
union, which represents the maintenance workers.
Tests conducted earlier this year
by the provincial government's
workplace health and safety department indicated that the ceiling insulation in several locations contains easily crumbled asbestos. If
dislodged, asbestos fibres would be
released into the air.
The university received test results as early as May, along with
orders from the provincial government to replace or cover the insulation.
It was not until Sept. 4 that work
began to cover the asbestos. All but
one of the test results were undated.
However an administration source
said the university received the positive test results between early May
and late June.
Two of the locations will not receive attention until next month.
The rest have work commencement
dates ranging from Sept. 4 to Sept.
Only those areas currently being
treated have been closed off to the
public. The other areas are still
open and will remain so until work
on them begins, said Ralph Robbins, the university safety officer.
Robbins said the delay in acting
on the problem was necessary to
properly assess the situation. He
said the delay should not be misinterpreted.
"We really do have concern for
safety as much as anyone else," he
said.   "You  could  argue that  we
could have accelerated a bit more,"
he added.
George Bruce of CAIMAW
agrees the university could have acted sooner. He said the union has
been pressing the university to clean
up the situation since last May when
a similar problem in the Winnipeg
school division attracted a great
deal of publicity.
The union is also disturbed by
what it sees as the administration's
lack of interest in making the hazards known to the university community.
"What really bothers me is their
lack of publicity," Bruce said. The
university is still in the process of
conducting a survey of areas suspected of containing asbestos.
The Manitoba workplace health
and safety department has given the
university until Jan. 31, 1981 to
complete repairs.
Women's budget slashed to $808
After suffering more than a
$7,000 budget slash by the Alma
Mater Society, members of UBC's
women's committee fear they will
be unable to serve women on this
"We can't function the way we
have without this money," said
committee member Elf Stainsby
Monday. Such projects as women's
week, self defense courses,
workshops on women's issues and
guest speakers would be eliminated
she said.
According to AMS finance director Len Clarke, the budget was cut
to $808 after committee members
failed to attend a summer budget
But Stainsby said women's committee member Carmel Chambers
was told of two meetings which
were cancelled and she was not contacted by Clarke again.
"I feel it's really unfair that they
slashed our budget without
representation at the budget
meeting. I think these (women's
committee activities) are necessary
services," said Stainsby.
Clarke said he tried to phone
Chambers to tell her the time and
place of the budget committee
meetings but her phone was out of
Now the women's committee
members must attend a Student
Council meeting this Wednesday to
ask for the $808 that has been "earmarked" for the group said Clarke.
"(The money) is in a council contingency fund. So the women's
committee will show up on Wednesday and the council will decide
whether they get the $808," he said.
Then the committee's budget
must go through the budget process
by submitting a budget describing
in detail the year's activitites and
their costs, Clarke added.
Stainsby said it was difficult for
the committee to submit such a
budget to Clarke last year as
members "try to be responsive to
the needs of women on campus. If
we're committed a year ahead to
things changes can't be made."
Clarke said it is his job to see that
the AMS and the committee "gets
the best deal they can," by minimizing costs in the submitted budget.
Then he will present the budget to
the budget committee members and
"they start making value
judgements," he added.
"This tends to be rather difficult
so they have different ways of
determining whether the proposals
are worth spending the society's
money on."
Once the budget committee has
made a decision the SC must debate
the issue and the budget must be
passed by a two-thirds majority.
The earliest the women's committee
could get their $8,000 would be October Clarke added.
Stainsby added that last year the
committee had a budget of $5,000
and since there is now a budget
deficit the money is badly needed. Page 4
Tuesday, September 16, 1980
September 16, 1980
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the university year by the Alma Mater
Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS or
the university administration. Member, Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page
Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the
Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Verne McDonald
Geezus, are we tired . so today's masthead will be brief. Bear with us. These worked: Verne McDonald (boy, did he work!! Nancy Campbell, Glen
Sanford, Tom Hawthorne, Maruentte Leahy, Kathy Ford, Julie Wheelwright - just bowling you over with yucks, right? - Geor Wheelwright, Bill Tieleman,
Stuart Davis, Ross Burnett, wonderful Jo-Anne Falkiner on sports desk, with Warren Kowbel (speaking of cow bells, what 's brown and sounds like a bell?*,
Mark Leiren-Young, Paul Yaskowich (Dungl) Want to hear that one again? No? Hmmmm. Well, howza about joining our revolutionary comrades in SUB 241K.
We can all go to ou electrotherapy together. (Are we there yet?) Lets see what else . . well, I'd like to say hi mom and dad. And my sister on W. 20th. And
Rose in Montreal. But most of all Verne and I would like to thank soon-to-be-U8C's-most-(there yet?) guest, Tim Leary, without whom we probably would
have gone insane long ago. Like we did   (Now?) Christ, this is pitiful.
Stuck in hell
Pity the poor residence student.
It isn't enough that the provincial government won't provide the
funds to make residences large enough or livable enough, or that
the campus housing director tends to look on students in much the
same way an Oakalla screw looks on child molesters, or that it just
isn't fun being lonely.
The administration has a tool available to it which can be used to
avoid such things as the hell that residents of Dene House are going through now. It's called the end of winter session and it's even
mentioned in the calendar.
It's the same time every year and can be planned for.
But we guess that most likely the administration and the housing
office already know something about this magical time available to
After all, we have yet to hear about administration Doug Kenny
having to work with the sound of jack-hammers or housing director
Mike Davis putting up with being woken by someone pounding on
his wall.
New group battles pollution problems
Widespread concern for the
world's environment arose in the
1960s, in response to rapid and
grave deterioration in quality caused by pollution, reckless land use,
and irresponsible resource extraction. Much progress has been made,
but, despite this progress, many
problems have grown worse.
Moreover, new environmental pro
blems come to light continually. At
the same time, public concern for
environmental problems is waning,
and arguments (economic and
political) to relax environmental
standards are gaining strength.
This university is an institute of
higher learning, and as such is involved with these global problems
on   research   and   technological
CSM speaks out
Not wanting to seem to be
upstaged by more spurious
quasi-national movements, the
Chilliwack Separatist Movement
has collectively decided to announce its existence to the
readers of your newspaper.
We feel that the essence of a
budding nation is that its total
land surface area not exceed the
area which the average citizen's
mind is capable of coping with.
We note that many of our
citizens do not feel at home in,
for example, Abbotsford, and
that a night spent in Spuzzum
has all the titillating strangeness
of a night spent in Labrador or
in a space capsule bound for
Burundi. We cannot take the
reality of these feelings lightly.
Xenophobia is not our prime
motivation. However, we often
see Abbotsforders and the
denizens of even further-flung
regions poking around our
home-and-native Safeway. Some
of them are more liberal than we
pragmatic Chilliwackers. Also,
some have longer noses (even the
women!) and deeper voices than
the typical Chilliwack male.
These facts and the fact that
Chilliwack is economically exploited by many of these areas
(money comes in from distant
areas like Victoria, but we
seldom benefit from our associa
tion with Abbotsford, Harrison
Lake, Agassiz, Hope, and
Popkum) lead us to say to those
long-nosed, hoarse people: Go
home! Get out of our Safeway
and do not eat half-dozens of
eggs that would otherwise feed
Finally, remember that you all
live in areas which get either
more, less, or qualitatively different annual rainfall than
Chilliwack, and hence you do
not really comprehend our national outlook on life. The term
'political climate' is a realistic
one, based on the subtle
psychological effects of annual
cloud over, solar illumination,
and even soil type on the people
of a distinct political region.
We of Chilliwack have earned
our autonomy by virtue of the
uniqueness of our situation.
Please remember that as you
shuffle by on that large road
near our nation's capital. Those
squat but serviceable buildings
you see should remind you that
there are people there whose
destinies you will never share. If
you decide to stop, make your
stay as brief as possible.
R. C. Summerbell
grad studies 2
local representative
The Chilliwack Separatist
levels. Moreover, UBC is itself an
environment for its students, faculty, staff and surrounding community. Yet, despite its academic involvement in global environment
issues, UBC's environment is not
healthy. Some local environmenal
problems are:
• transportation to and from
campus. Transit is inadequate (ask
West Van residents!); bike access to
campus is dangerously poor; car-
pooling is not at all encouraged.
The resulting one-car/one-person
traffic is a source of air pollution,
energy waste, frayed nerves, unnecessary fuel costs, and enormous
parking lots.
• the housing crisis. This makes
the transportation problem worse,
as people are forced to live far from
campus. It also drives up the cost of
a university education, causes
frustration, and forces general
hardship on affected students.
• the proposed industrial
research park. If built, we would
discover that Discovery Park UBC
will make the above two problems
much worse than they already are.
The project raises many other environmental questions: what environmental effects will the research
have for the campus (chemical and
radioisotope pollution, traffic congestion, visual and noise aesthetics,
encroachment on the Endowment
Lands park and the Ecology
Reserve, land use conflicts, etc.),
and what are the general ramifications of the research? And why, oh
why, has the project been kept so
deeply secret?
• the litter on campus. Trash is
not a necessary part of our campus
landscape! Moreover, much of
what is thrown out could be recycled.
These and other local environmental issues are of concern to
us. We the undersigned, and other
students, are forming an AMS club,
the Environmental Interest Group,
to examine such issues, to share our
findings amongst the group and-
with the students as a whole, and,
where appropriate, to try to influence events and policy relating to
these issues.
The environmental crisis is the
outstanding threat and challenge
for our society. If you share our
concern over this crisis, join us!
Your   commitment   can   influence
your world for the better.
Arle Kruckeberg
Marty Lund
SUB Mail Box No. 151
Kurt Preinsperger
Mike Satterfield
P.S. The Environmental Interest
Group   is   having   a   meeting   on
Wednesday,  Sept.   17 at  noon in
SUB 113.
United we stand . . .
Having lived for periods ranging
from several months to several
years in three Canadian provinces
and three different countries (for
example, in Switzerland, where
speakers of three official and four
national languages manage to coexist with relative ease) 1 cannot but
express  my  utter  disdain  for  the
breed of unilingual, materialistic,
uncompromising and egocentric
provincialism expressed in the article entitled "Utopia comes with
separation" appearing in the Sept.
12 issue of The Ubyssey.
Allen Learn
Germanic studies
Let's study with suds
In reading the Wednesday, Sept.
10, edition of The Ubyssey, I came
upon two articles. The first concerned itself with the taking of the
Brock Hall study space by the administration and included a
grievance for the general lack of
study space on campus. The second
article was a defence by the AMS
(Bruce Armstrong) of the 'south
side centre,' which, when built,
would include a pub and a lounge.
I say, why doesn't the AMS provide funding for a centre that would
include a pub and a study area, provided that adequate sound-proofing
is built between the two?
As for causing more alcoholic
students by providing a second pub,
what's the difference between
becoming one in a pub, or in your
own home? You see, that type of
thing does not depend on the setting.
This pub/study area solution, 1
admit, does not solve the Brock
Hall problem, but it does allow the
AMS to provide for the hardworking student, and not just for
the hard-drinking student.
Steve Baillie
zoology 4
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from all readers.
Letters should be signed and
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included
for our information in the letter or
when valid reasons for anonymity
are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received. The
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letters for reasons of brevity, legality, grammar or taste. Tuesday, September 16,1980
Page 5
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Nine minutes of education debate revealed
The other day while leafing
through a summer's collection of
Hansard, I found this debate over
the estimates for Pat McGeer's
ministry of universities, science and
"MR. LAUK: Well, before this
session fades away, I think we
should have a word or two about
Mr. Science. You know, Mr. Chairman, it's an unusual thing that a
man of this minister's stature and
intellectual capacity, in the year
1980, has such a blind faith in
We've had that debate since the
19th century, and the Minister of
Tinker Toys continues to press forward with his blind faith in the
scientific approach to all aspects of
It is also interesting to note that a
lot of his hare-brained schemes are
receiving . . .
member, we must be parliamentary.
MR. BARBER: McGeer-brained
MR. CHAIRMAN: Parliamentary language is a feature of the
MR. LAUK: I'll withdraw hair-
brained . . . wonko schemes are
receiving the consideration they
deserve, at the hands of experts.
I would also like to add that this
minister this year has offered a
great service to education
everywhere in the province by leaving his portfolio, and now is only
threatening the universities. We
hope that next spring we will be able
to deal in great detail with how this
minister, having left such legacy of
disaster to the new Minister of
Education, is presently underway
concentrating wholly on the university system and will be able to deal
with that chapter and verse early
next year when the minister comes
into this chamber.
I have here some notes that I
want to refer in detail to the Stock
Breeders Act, which I understand
comes under the heading of communications. I feel that the minister
should take a close look at the
Stock Breeders Act in view of the
use of the . . .(laughter)
MR. BARBER: I rise briefly to
keep a promise to constituents in
my riding, and to inform the
minister that as far as I can tell, the
vast majority of citizens of Victoria
do not want, and are not prepared
to pay for, a bridge or a tunnel, or
any other form of fixed link. They
give you clear message that I
pass on now. They don't want it.
They don't need it. And they don't
want you to get away with it. Leave
the Island well enough alone. Leave
it as it is. It is a rare and special
place. That special quality would be
ruined forever were the bridge, tunnel or fixed link to be built.
Fortunately, the members of
cabinet seem in majority to have
taken the same position, and I'm
glad to see the minister not standing
up to announce a bridge, tunnel of
fixed link to the Island.
MS. BROWN: Every year the
engineering students at UBC have
what they refer to as the Lady
Godiva ride. I'm sure the minister is
quite aware . . .
MS. BROWN: I'm sorry, I didn't
hear that comment.
MR. CHAIRMAN: The comment would not be relevant because
it wasn't addressed to the Chair.
MS. BROWN: It's not only not
relevant; it's not funny either.
However,  Mr. Chairman, what
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I'm saying is that I'm sure the
minister is not going to be surprised
when he understands that I, for
one, find the concept of the Lady
Godiva ride to be offensive.
In addition to the Lady Godiva
ride, the engineering students
publish a newspaper which is referred to as the "Red Rag" which is
particularly offensive — not just to
the women at UBC, but to women
and men everywhere in terms of the
way it refers to people.
I recognize that the minister is
not in a position — and should not
be in a position — to have to censor
the kinds of publications that come
out of the faculty of engineering at
UBC, and I recognize also that the
senate and the president of the
university have stated quite clearly
and categorically that they do not
condone the kind of derogatory
way in which the "Red Rag" portrays women, and the blatantly
disgusting pictures which that
magazine carries, and some of the
comments it makes.
However, I think it would not be
remiss for the minister to be on
record as adding his voice to that of
the university president and the
senate in expressing his discontent
with the fact that the students in
engineering at UBC, for one reason
or another, find it necessary to portray women in that particularly offensive manner.
MR. HOWARD: Like the first
member for Victoria, regarding a
specific request from constituents
of mine that I want to
represent . . . They asked me to tell
the minister how very, very much
they enjoy and appreciate the fact
that he has left education — except
for the higher levels. And beyond
that they feeel that there is nothing
more that needs to be said about the
Vote 211 approved."
The entire debate took all of nine
minutes.   That's   it.
Just thought I'd let you know to
cheer up your day.
Tom Hawthorn
Canadian university press
AquaSoc explains all . . .
Please allow us to respond to Gail
West's "action line" letter from the
Sept. 11 edition of The Ubyssey.
Dear Gail, thank you for at last
contacting AquaSoc regarding your
wetsuit. If we hadn't read the paper
we still wouldn't know you were
still around. We have been wondering what could have happened to
you in the past year (yes, Gail, it has
been a year) to prevent you from
claiming it.
Our hours of business for the
winter session have always been
posted on the cage doors and
haven't changed in years. They are
Mondays and Fridays 12:30 to 1:20
p.m. During the summer these
hours were temporarily changed to
Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 7:30
p.m., which was convenient enough
for most other club members.
Notification of this change was
posted on the yellow door outside
the cages for the entire summer, but     ecutive to make a special arrange-
now we have reverted back to our
standard hours. You simply have to
drop by when we are open in order
to pick up your wetsuit, or phone a
member of the existing AquaSoc ex-
Don't try to phone the club; we
don't have a phone. If you want to
write a letter try Box 8, SUB, UBC.
with a little help
Dear Gail, I am writing in
response to your letter in the Sept.
11 issue of The Ubyssey. I'm afraid
there has been an unfortunate
misunderstanding between yourself
and Aquasoc.
When you left your wetsuit for
sale you forget to leave them a
phone number or address where
you could be reached. Consequently any action to purchase the suit required that the potential buyer was
contacted by yourself.
In fact I wanted to buy your suit
but you did not respond to any of
the notes I left with the suit (in the
cages) or on the notice board in the
club lounge.
Essentially you "went missing"
and therefore I feel you made an error in accusing AquaSoc of "stealing" your wetsuit. The responsibility was yours to contact them and
they deserve an apology to that effect.
Dani Almond
P.S. — I am not a member of
AquaSoc so this is an unbiased view
of the situation.
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Tuesday, September 16,1980
Envoy condemns condemnation
"We're being accused of everything and
we're going to be accused of even more,"
says Nicaraguan Charge d'Affaires Pastor
Valle-Garay was commenting, during a
speech at International House Monday, on
U.S. condemnation of the left-wing San-
dinista government which has been in power
in Nicaragua for nearly two years.
He said the U.S. state department's campaign against the fledgling government is at
best laughable.
"If the bombs and tanks don't politicize
you, nothing will," he said, adding that the
revolution took a great deal of effort by the
Nicaraguan people.
During his speech, Valle-Garay returned
constantly to the "campaign of vilification
waged by the Voice of America on behalf of
the U.S. state department."
(The Voice of America is an international
radio network originating in the U.S.)
Valle-Garay said the network has made
such claims as "the Nicaraguan government
has forbidden and banned Christmas," but
he explained that the civilian government had
simply  agreed  to  remove the commercial
aspects of Christmas and treat it as a purely
religious celebration.
He said the Nicaraguan people are solidly
behind the new government, including the
church. Nicaragua is a staunchly Catholic
"The Catholic church has seen the light,
and the light is the Sandinista National
Liberation Front," he said.
Partly because of the church's support, the
revolution was a triumph of unity among the
leftist political parties, labor organizations
and religious denominations, he said.
Valle-Garay said the Americans indirectly
helped in the overthrow of the right-wing dictator Anastasio Somoza because many of the
rebel fighters had lived in California and had
been trained in Vietnam.
Now that the government has had time to
settle in, the Nicaraguan people are making
great strides, especially in the area of literacy,
according to Valle-Garay.
"Illiteracy is the most essential tool of
repression in any country," he said.
There is still a great deal of work to be
done, Valle-Garay said, but everyone is willing to do it.
"I think and 1 know . . . that we can put
up with a lot of sacrifices," he said.
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LONE STUDENT browses through finest rag West of Blanca Street, oblivious to fact that large group of
laughing, boisterous, good-natured friends have suddenly remembered various chores urgently needing doing
such as feeding tropical fish, trimming cuticles on toenails and declawing cat. The love of literature leads to
loneliness, alas, lest we love too long but not well. La-la-la, la-la . . .
Computer 115 course overloads
The academic quality of first year
computer science courses will be
lowered this year — a direct result
of overcrowded classes and a lack
of qualified personnel, computing
science department head Paul
Gilmore said Friday.
Computer science 115 was so
popular it caused an overflow in
101 and 118, he said.
After all computer science
courses were re-opened for enrollment last week, 101 labs have
become extremely large. "We try to
keep labs at 30 students, but now
some are into the forties with only
one teaching assistant per class,"
said Gilmore.
Possible consequences of the
crowded labs, added Gilmore,
could be a "larger than normal
drop-out rate," although it is still
too soon to tell.
Sections were re-opened and
crowding was allowed to occur
because "it's been a tradition at
UBC, particularly in beginning
courses, that students be able to
enrol into these courses no matter
how full . . . but recently we've
considered (the idea) that every student isn't going to be able to get into the courses of his or her choice,"
said science dean C. Finnegan.
The main problem the department has is an inability to fill
teaching positions. Because of two
resignations last year and no permission from the dean to hire two
more professors, four positions are
currently vacant.
"Unless we solve the problem (of
a lack of people to teach classes),
the situation will be worse next year
when equally as many computer
science students wish to enrol,"
said Finnegan.
Gilmore pointed out  an  article
taken from "The Times Higher
Education Supplement" which he
believes outlines the problems currently facing university computer
science programs.
The article said the industrial demand for PhD engineers has been
increasing and corporations can offer far larger salaries than universities. It also reported that fewer
universities can afford to buy up-to-
date equipment to match industrial
research facilities. It said universities also face the problem of the
huge influx of students which has
created teaching demands which
impinge on staff research time.
"We need the equipment to attract certain kinds of people and
our research equipment is lagging
behind what is available
elsewhere," said Finnegan.
radioactive storage facility might be
built at the University of Toronto
following the discovery of
dangerous chemical and atomic
waste storage conditions.
Sky Jones, secretary of the committee on accommodations and
facilities, said the new facility could
be completed as early as spring.
The plan has been approved in principle and capital allocated by the
business affairs committee of the
university's governing council.
Bill Ridge, officer of the university's radiation protection authority,
refused to comment on the new
storage facility.
Controversy over the waste
storage on campus developed when
the Canadian Environmental Law
Association complained of the
dangerous proximity of flammable
chemicals and radioactive waste.
Failing to get any action from the
university, the association called in
the radiation protection service of
the labor ministry, which conducted
an examination of the site in June,
Radiation levels of 180
microroentgens per hour, which is
18 times the normal background
level, were found one foot from the
storage access door.
Five feet away, it was 4!/2 times
the normal level.
The association says that "five
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feet away" lays in the path of the
rear exit to the building, used by
dozens of employees twice a day.
The occupational health branch
of the ministry said the presence of
chemicals such as alcohol, acetone
and organic solvents presented a
fire hazard. Picric acid, hydrogen
peroxide and phosphonates
presented an explosion hazard, it
added, while containers were not
grounded to prevent accidental ignition by sparks.
Association spokesperson Toby
Vigod said that "for a while they
were even using budget rent-a-
trucks to collect the radioactive
Some of the chemicals stored
there were considered so dangerous
that the Toronto bomb squad was
regularly called in to dispose of
The environmental law association occupied space at 1 Spadina
Crescent from 1973 until Feb. 3,
1980, when the ministry disclosed
its findings. Several employees had
also become ill.
William Alexander, vice-
president of campus and community affairs, wrote the association
saying the university had moved to
establish a health and safety committee at 1 Spadina, in accordance
with the provincial health and safety act.
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Page 7
Death off the dailies!
This man
Lord Ken Thomson
of Canadian University Press
Business people preach the gospel of free
enterprise and many members of the public
swear by it.
The underlying theory supposes that the
lifeblood of Canada's economic system is the
fierce competition between businesses which
gives the consumer the best possible product
at the best possible price.
University text books call it the model of
perfect competition.
But the recent arrangement between the
Thomson and Southam newspaper chains,
which saw two daily journals close, has cast
doubt upon the creed of free enterprise.
Because of their deal, Thomson and
Southam no longer compete in any Canadian
city. It also means Toronto, Edmonton and
Calgary are the only cities in which there exists rival daily newspapers.
The federal government has already
established a commission to examine
monopoly control of newspapers and media
critics fear that democracy is imperilled by
the growing monopolization of information
In Winnipeg, readers of the ill-fated
Tribune were asking whether the "Trib"
really had to shut. The paper had increased
circulation by 50 per cent over the past five
years and had increased advertising revenue.
Southam publishers admit that if more
money had been invested in the paper it may
have been profitable in the future. But such
an investment would have proved costly and
reduced Southam's profit margins.
Rather than raise the ante in the competition with Thomson, the Tribune was closed;
a move made more appetizing for Southam
when Thomson, by coincidence, shut down
the flagging Ottawa Journal. This left
Southam with the only newspaper in Ottawa.
Corporate cooperation is now more in
style than competitive capitalism.
Thomson's (owned by Lord Kenneth
Thomson) strategy in the newspaper business
has always been to operate in towns which
have just one paper. With no competition the
paper is not forced to put resources into doing full news coverage. At the same time it
can extract high advertising rates.
Thomson control methods of papers are
For the untimely
deaths of
these two papers
fast becoming legend in the annals of the
journalism trade. People who have been
employed at one of Thomson's papers (he
now controls more than 40 Canadian daily
and weekly journals) call them clones. The
papers are stripped of their individuality and
made to look like the others in the Thomson
"By 1971, one had to read the mast head
banners to tell them apart," says James
Lamb in his recent book, Press Gang: Postwar Life in the World of Canadian
He says comics and features were packaged
in Toronto and sent to publishers. If the
paper wanted to run a local feature they were
bluntly asked: "How many readers will it
Lamb spend more than 20 years at the
Thomson-owned Orillia Packet and Times,
and says most of the newspaper's energy was
spent on meeting profit quotas established by
the head office in Toronto. Reporters spent
so much time writing "boilerplate" (stories
which are complimentary to advertisers),
they had little time left for doing news reporting.
Lamb finally left the Packet and Times
when he was disgusted by a head office attempt to squeeze more profit of the paper by
cutting the commissions of the carrier boys.
"Thomson groups were the greatest
money-making organizations in the country
outside of the Canadian mint," he says.
"The idea of this newspaper colossus wrestling some grubby-faced kid for another half-
cent of his meagre earnings struck me as
enormously funny."
When it was clear management meant
serious business, Lamb quit.
One story journalists often tell is that at
one Thomson paper, women employees were
told to use less toilet paper to cut costs.
When the newspaper magnate closed the
Ottawa Journal, putting 375 people out of
work, he simply said, "Each one has to find
their own way in the world."
But if Thomson cares little about his news
product and the workers he employs he does
pay close attention to the bottom line of the
balance sheet.
Thomson's newspaper profits last year
totalled $65 million. This was up from $56.5
million in 1978. Profits for the first half of
this year rose to $34 million from $29.3
million in the previous year.
Many analysts were surprised when Thom
son bought FP publications for $130 million
earlier in the year because of his lust for
money. Several of FP's papers were ailing.
The Calgary Albertan was faltering badly,
the Ottawa Journal was in poor financial
condition, and the two FP papers in Victoria
were not exactly making money hand over
But it was clear that Thomson had a very
specific game plan when he took over FP. He
quickly sold the Albertan to the Toronto Sun
corporation. His next move was to merge the
Colonist and the Times in Victoria and as a
result more than 100 people were put out of
work. Then, Thomson was able to do what
Southam and FP were never able to do — an
arrangement was made to simultaneously
shut Southam's and Thomson's money losing operations in Winnipeg and Ottawa.
Thomson was following his corporate
game plan to the tee. He owns only four of
the original eight papers acquired from FP,
all of which have a newspaper monopoly in
their cities.
Bill McLeman, national director of the
Newspaper Guild, said it was obvious the two
companies "carved up the country into
spheres of influence."
"There are one newspaper towns every
place in Canada except Toronto, Edmonton
and Calgary, and I don't think either of the
chains really regards the Sun papers in these
cities to be real competition," he said.
Other arrangements made between the two
chains saw Thomson give Southam a
newspaper monopoly in Vancouver by selling
them the Vancouver Sun. This has led to
speculation Southam might close the weaker
Vancouver Province which they also own.
Thomson also sold his 30 per cent interest in
the Montreal Gazette to the majority owners,
Reacting to public concern, the federal
government has called an inquiry, headed by
former journalist Tom Kent, to examine the
effect of monopoly ownership of
Ten years ago the federal government
spent many thousands of dollars to investigate that very thing. The Senate inquiry
into the mass media, headed by Keith Davey,
came down with many recommendations including one which said the federal government should set up an agency to monitor any
mergers or takeovers in the communication
industry. But the suggestion fell on deaf ears.
The  Senate  commission  concluded  that
corporate concentration was having an extremely negative effect on the quality of news
especially in towns where only one paper exists.
"Newspapers are pulling the maximum out
of their communities and giving the
minimum in return," the report states. "This
is what, in contemporary parlance, is called a
Ten years later Davey says press concentration in Canada has become a very critical
issue "which must concern any thoughtful
Canadian who cares about press freedom."
As newspapers become part of large corporations the chances become more doubtful
that corporate decisions affecting people will
be critically examined.
For example, is it possible a Thomson
paper would critically examine the ecological
effect of ocean oil drillings when Thomson
has a large investment in North Sea projects?
(Ironically, his oil earnings helped to
finance his newspaper purchases.)
Most corporate exposes recently written
have come from publications which are not
profit oriented and which do not depend on
advertising dollars. Two good examples are
the cases of the deadly Ford Pinto and the
company whose distribution of defective
contraceptive devices caused many deaths.
Both companies were exposed by Mother
Jones, which depends mainly on readership
subscriptions for survival.
In Canada there are very few papers or
journals of broad appeal to the public which
are free from pressure of advertisers and corporations.
Rumors are circulating throughout Ottawa
that the federal government may establish
and fund a national newspaper. It is reported
that such a newspaper might work
autonomously, much the same as the CBC
currently does.
It has become clear from the quality of
Thomson's newspapers and the findings of
the 1970 Davey Commission that the public
cannot depend on profit oriented newspapers
to report on all the events which affect their
Mike McEvoy is Canadian University
Press vice-president/features writer working
from CUP's Ottawa offices. Page 8
Tuesday, September 16,1980
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Quick kick
tricks UVic
A cross from UVic's left wing
looked like a sure goal when it
deflected off leaping goalkeeper
Ben Becker's hands toward the
UBC net, but left defenseman
David Fales was there to kick it off
the goal line. UBC went on to win
the game 1-0.
Before the game, Thunderbird
coach Joe Johnson predicted, "It
will be a tough game . . . Victoria's
always tough." And tough it was.
Although few penalties were called,
ankle-hacking, pushing and hot
tempers characterized the low-
scoring game played on the slippery
Wolfson Field Saturday.
Coach Johnson told his team
after a scoreless first half of fast-
paced soccer, "I don't care if it
doesn't look like good soccer.
We've got to direct . . . we've got
to score a goal."
The goal didn't come right away.
Ben Becker had to make some sensational saves. But with Dave Fales
backing him up by appearing out of
nowhere to stop the ball from crossing the goal line, UVic couldn't
have bought a goal.
Although the Vikings outshot
UBC 9 to 3, the Birds had plenty of
opportunities to put the ball across
the UVic goal line. Eric Jones just
missed a header from a cross on a
UVic obstruction penalty. Murray
Mitchell had his shot stopped and
Randy Coutts put the ball over the
top from 21 yards out.
The shot that counted came from
a right wing cross by Coutts. A
defensive mix-up on the part of
UVic enabled first-year 'bird David
Jones to boot the ball home with
only twelve minutes remaining.
The condition of Wolfson Field
was a major obstacle to any attempts to play the game with style.
Neither team looked good on Saturday, but coach Johnson blames
UBC's poor showing on a lack of
practice. UVic players have been
practicing together since early
August. "I was glad to get out of it
with a win, frankly," he said.
The 'Birds take on the University
of Washington today at 4:30 in an
unscheduled game. They hope this
will prove adequate preparation for
next weekend when they travel to
the prairies.
Friday the 'Birds play the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.
-ross burnett photo
FRENZIED FIELDHOCKEY FANATIC frantically swings club in wild effort to remove lawn chair, people's heads, people, and little white ball from
defensive zone. UBC clobbered all opposition in the Early Bird Invitational
tourney to capture first place. See story pg. 11.
are still needed for the following UBC women's teams:
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Lund, Sweden and is known internationally for his research in the science of geomor-
phology. He received the 1962 Kirk Bryan Award of the Geological Society of America |
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Relict Landforms from an Ordovician Glaciation in the Central Sahara Desert
Wednesday, September 17.       In Room 201, Geography Building, at 3:30 p.m.
Processes of Desertification in the African Drylands
Thursday, September 18.     In Room 100, Geography Building, at 12^0 p.m.
Extreme Rainfall and Sudden Snowmelt as Causes of Mass Movements in High Mountains
Wednesday, September 24.      In Room 100, Geography Building, at 8:00 p.m. Page 10
Tuesday, September 16,1980
'Tween classes
Prayer meeting, noon, SUB 211.
Organizational meeting, noon, SUB 130.
Films: "Traditional Architecture in Yemen" and
"Afghanistan: Heart of Asia," noon, Library Processing Building 306
Films: "Rise of Communist Power 1941-49," and
"China's Chair," noon, Buch. 322.
Dinner add discussion on "How to study the Bible?   6 p in., Lutheran Campus Centre.
An evening with Peter Caddy, 7:30 p.m., Woodward 2.
General meeting, noon, Chem. 250.
Organizational meeting, noon   SUB 113
Drop in, noon. Brock 223.
General meeting, noon, Buch. 204.
Organizational meeting, noon, SUB 117.
Lecture by Jan Meegaard, music dept. UCLA,
"When does Schoenberg's music not sound like
Schoenberg?", noon, music 113.
Pizza night, 5:30 p.m., SUB 119.
General meeting, noon, Chem. 250.
General     meeting,      noon,      SUB     205.
General meeting, noon, SUB 213.
Wine and cheese, noon, Scarfe lounge.
Jonathan King, biology prof at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, speaks on the social
responsibility of science and students in the
struggle for peace noon, Lutheran Campus Centre.
Jonathan King speaks on the medical, biological
and social consequences of nuclear war, 8 p.m.,
Vancouver Unitarian church, 949 West 49th Ave.
News writing seminar with Bill Tieleman, 4 p.m.,
Ubyssey office, SUB 241K.
Corn roast, 6 p.m., International House.
Licensed dance with Montego Shine, 8 p.m.,
SUB Ballroom.
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
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Well, it isn't.
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though. In the meantime, the AMS
royal commission on the media will
oe meeting in the Pit at 5:30 p.m. to
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Does the thought of leaping out
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you? Do you enjoy the prospect of
Hot flashes
trusting life and limb to a pile of
canvas you pack on your back?
Would you like to think that a wind
change could place you in the
library pond?
We thought not. But if you wish
to witness fellow students put
themselves into such a situation,
show up at Maclnnis field in front
of SUB at 1 p.m. Friday, when six
members of the UBC skydiving club
will drop into UBC.
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And bones snapping and crunching
in instant impact against the too,
too solid earth, what a mess.
find it, laddie
One can just picture this glorious
name thundering triumphantly
through the halls of time, echoing
eternally for all to hear. But what
does it mean?
Better yet, who are the Friends of
Findhorn and why? And who is this
Peter Caddy, the Findhorn's
founder who has trekked from Northern Scotland to appear at UBC to
explain the functionings of
planetary transformation and the
network of light?
For answers to these burning
questions, and many more, attend
Caddy's lecture tonight, 7:30 in the
Woodward Building, lecture room
two. If you miss that, he'll speak
Wednesday night in the Grad Centre's garden room.
Now the news
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In other words, have you ever
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The chance to take that first big
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Page 11
UBC delivers with
a Lomas goose egg
In women's field hockey, UBC
Gold, the soon-to-be varsity team,
captured the Early Bird Invitational
held here this weekend. The final
showdown between UBC and the
Lomas of the Vancouver League
Persky pouts
for presidency
From page 1
critical minds. I intend to conduct
some kind of public investigation
into whether the university is succeeding or failing in doing that."
Persky said he is not concerned
that the chancellorship is currently
less a position of administrative
power than one of ceremony.
"Given that it's ceremonial and
one gets to make grand gestures, I
intend to make as grand a gesture I
can," he said. "It's one way of
working toward the presidencey of
Persky said there are probably
many ways of using the chancellorship to raise funds, such as endorsing educational board games.
"Maybe I can make millions of
dollars in endorsements, enough to
buy out the University of B.C. and
establish a democratic institution in
its place," he said.
had UBC the decisive winners with
a score of 5-0.
Coach Gail Wilson, reluctant as
yet to single out any stars calls her
team "a promising and talented
group." Most of the players have
had B.C. Rep experience. Wilson
feels her job now is to mold these
women into a team.
Other contenders in the tournament were UBC Blue, UVic, SFU
and the four top teams in the Vancouver League. These were the
Ramblers, the Doves, the Tigers,
and the Lomas. UBC Blue was a
result of the 37-player turnout at
tryouts earlier this month.
UVic, which should have been
UBC's major competition, was
defeated by both SFU and the
Lomas early in the tournament.
Wilson says UVic is stacked with
talent and expects them to be a real
threat to her team this season. Their
poor showing this weekend was
probably a result of lack of practice
UBC's next competition comes
Friday and Saturday when Western
Washington University visits here.
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It was High Noon at the Canyon.
Over 60 people turned up for the
showdown on a dry and dusty Sunday, arguments, emotional pleas
and statistics at the ready to shoot
down the opposition. It was war in
suburbia. It was about abortion.
Euphemistically advertised as a
"talk on Health Care and Single In-
speakers. In their opening remarks
the battle lines were drawn.
"Is it in line with our principles to
have members of the board advocate the murder of innocent
human beings?" asked Declan
Lawlor, a dentist and incumbent
board member. He further went to
say that abortion leads to
euthanasia of people "in the
autumn years of life."
"We must examine the risks of
single interest groups overwhelming
where there are no legal abortions,
die each year of self-induced or
back-street abortions?"
"The Pro-Life Society is silent
when it comes to the question of sex
education or contraception,"
charged Robinson. "The only
reference to family planning in their
literature is cutting off funds to the
Planned Parenthood Association of
Hunter ran a close second with a
sharp tongue and wry observations
Tiny Human
perfectly formed,
only ten weeks
after conception
A itmsmq* from th* North Van. Pro-LH« Society
. trod in striking newspaper advertisements
terest Groups" the Canyon Heights
restaurant brunch was no more and
no less than an opportunity for the
general public to listen to four
speakers and then put in their own
two cents worth in on what is the
North Shore's hottest controversy
— abortion.
Elections for the Lion's Gate
Hospital Board of Directors are
taking place on Wednesday. But
this year is a crucial year for the
LGH board: if all four "independent" candidates are elected the
pro-life candidates will have majority control and are in a position to
abolish all abortions at the hospital.
And it is war. The battle lines
have been drawn. Both pro-life and
pro-choice groups have been hustling LG hospital society memberships to a record-breaking 6,000
members. Ads have been appearing
in the local community newspaper
— one showing "tiny human feet 20
weeks abortion" and "large human
feet 20 years after conception."
Emotions boiled over at the
forum, with normally sedate
burghers booing, clapping,
shouting down and heckling the
speakers, questioners and rowdy
members of the audience.
But despite the chaos, most of
the speakers felt the forum had
been useful. Useful in allowing the
public at large to speak out, useful
in letting the public see the true colours of the speakers.
The meeting was typical in that it
got off on highly emotional issues,
confrontation instead of debate,"
said Marlene Hunter, a doctor who
has served four and a half years on
the LGH therepeutic abortion committee. "But it's important that
people have an opportunity to
publicly state their stand."
Publicly stating their positions
was the purpose in inviting the four
a community resource with pressure
politicking," said Hunter. "This
year the issue is abortion but who is
to say next year it won't be blood
"There are three times as many
abortions at LGH than the Canadian average," said George Car-
ruthers, another board incumbent.
"The number of abortions in the
U.S. exceeds the number of war
deaths for WWII, Korean War and
the Vietnam War."
"Last election I found myself at
the top of the Pro-Life 'Hit List',"
said Svend Robinson, Burnaby MP
and NDP justice critic, "rather
strange words for a group which advocates life." Robinson, a former
student member of UBC's board of
governors, went on to criticize the
playing on emotions by linking
abortion with euthanasia.
Robinson was a big favourite
with the mob, cheerfully articulating his answers and helping
to clarify those of the allegedly independent candidates. But he was
also angry at the anti-fetus portrait
of him by the Pro-Life Society.
"I reject categorically the linking
of persons like myself who are pro-
choice with Nazis and 'the silent
holocaust'," he said. "Words are
very important — I advocate the
right of women to choose. It is
wrong of society to tell women that
if they have abortions they are
criminals. I support life as any other
individual who calls him or herself
Robinson was concerned about
the effect on women — especially
poor women — if the Pro-Life
Society policies were brought to
fruition. "The thrust of these
organizations is beyond all doubt:
no abortions and a repeal of the
legislative changes of 1969. Did you
know  2,000 women  in  Portugal,
as she brought the bewildering
amount of statistics thrown about
by the other speaker into perspective and order.
Hunter was also concerned with
morality. "Who can decide if
morals are right?" she asked the audience. "I don't think any single
person has the right to judge
another person's morals. If legislation does that, it is punitive legislation."
Hunter's main concern was with
single interest groups. She said
single interest groups play on emotions and "how can you argue with
emotions? You can only argue to
direct emotions."
Carruthers desperately tried to
maintain an objective position by
concentrating his comments on the
legality of the abortion legislation
passed in 1969 and bringing the
LGH abortion committee recommendations into line with the
criminal code. Yet he betrayed
himself later on by coaching Lawlor
during a CBC interview on the lines
and tactics he should use in defending pro-life policy.
Lawlor undoubtedly came off
worst of all. He deliberately avoided answering questions like "What
is the ultimate goal of the Pro-Life
Society?", "What have the pro-
lifers done to prevent the need for
abortion with promotion of sex and
contraceptive education and family
planning?", and "What's the
definition of a 'convenient' abortion if you claim that 95 per cent of
all abortions at LGH are for convenience?"
Lawlor flatly denied making the
statements after two reporters and
one TV camera had recorded him
saying "contraception and rape are
just red herrings."
A favourite ploy of his was to
throw a barrage of all too often
meaningless statistics at the audience, without reaching a conclusion of any kind.
But what really drew the catcalls
from the audience, even from some
of the pro-life supporters, was his
statement that "abortion is man-
instigated." According to Lawlor,
abortions are caused by men
pressuring the women involved to
have one in order to ease his
Lawlor was almost frantic during
the CBC interview as he tried to
maintain his "independent" status
by first denying that he was pro-
life, then maintaining he was not a
member of the Pro-Life Society,
and then contradicting himself saying he was pro-life and endorsed by
the society but not pro-life.
Everybody, not to mention Lawlor,
was confused by the end of the "explanation".
A poll was taken of the audience
which was found to be evenly split
between pro-lifers and pro-
choicers, plus three neutrals. One of
the most emotionally charged
moments of the forum occured as
Janice Andrews, a declared neutral,
came out in favour of pro-choice.
"I came as a neutral because I'm
sterilized," said Andrews. "I think
safety from pregnancy influences
your decision.
"My basic instinct is that abortion is wrong. Yet I don't know
what I would do if I was pregnant
and my husband abandoned me.
"But I'm no longer a neutral
because I feel that women who have
been raped or are victims of incest
are put in an evil position and no
matter how evil you think abortion
is, her position is more evil."
Andrew's decision came after an
answer to the question of whether
the pro-life society advocated abortion in cases of incest or rape was
forced out of Lawlor. The answer
was no.
"I'm reluctantly if favour of pro-
choice because of pro-life's rigidity
and lack of support for victims of
rape and incest," said Andrews. "If
pro-life had said they would allow
abortion in case of incest or rape
then I would be pro-life. There's
only two camps and both are extreme."
The LGH conflict is one that will
be repeated throughout the lower
mainland as hospital boards for
Surrey, Richmond and Burnaby
come up for election. The only
reason VGH is calm this year is
because a government decree
disbanded its board, which is now
appointed by the provincial
Hunter is optimistic about the
possibility of hospital board elections run at the municipal level like
school boardd elections. "It would
give a truer representation of the
wishes of the community than the
present system."
Large Human Feet...   after conception
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