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The Ubyssey Mar 2, 1976

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Array —doug field photo
YECCH! is polite reaction of
students Monday slogging their
way through slush of wet snow
and gunk that has found its way
out of hole that might some day
be occupied by new covered
swimming pool under
construction south of SUB.
Buck scheming underway
Universities get meney
The provincial government has
authorized an extra $7.5 million
grant to B.C.'s public universities
this year as part of a planned
"rationalization" of the university
financing system.
. But the rationale behind the
grant won't be known until
provincial officials read later this
week a report from a chartered
accounting firm, explaining the
new system, Jack Fleming
associate deputy education
minister, said Monday.
And while deputy education
minister Walter Hardwick was
willing Monday to explain the goal
of the new approach — to prevent
overlapping of committed expenditures between financial years
— he didn't explain where the $7.5
million fits into it.
The move appears to be an attempt by Socred education
minister Pat McGeer to end
criticisms that university profs
have been able to win exhorbitant
wage increases through university
administration budget juggling —
but the exact dollar and cents
effects are still unknown.
Hardwick said a difference"
between the government's fiscal
year, which begins April 1, and the
faculty contract year, which starts
July 1, results in salary increases
which must be accounted for the
following government fiscal year.
In effect, he said, the universities
sign contracts with profs, and to a
lesser extent with union employees, which present immediate
obligations in the next fiscal year.
"They (the universities) have
sort of said to the government:
'Pay up. We've incurred these
debts. Make it up,' " Hardwick
Hardwick said "in an attempt to
encourage the universities to get
on a fiscal year based system" the
government went to the chartered
'Food' up 10 fo 12 per cent
UBC food services director
Robert Bailey said Monday he has
recommended 10 to 12 per cent food
price increases for next year.
Bailey said residence food prices
will rise an average of 11.4 per cent
and cafeteria prices a similar
amount if UBC's board of governors approves the 1976-77 food
services budget.
Bailey presented the food service
cafeteria budget Thursday to the
president's committee on food
services. The committee must
approve the budget before it goes
before the board for final approval.
Bailey said food and labor cost
increases suspected next year are
the major factors in forcing food
prices up. He said general costs
are expected to rise about 10 per
cent next year.
And committee member Stanley
Oberg said Monday he thinks the
price increases are justified by
rising costs.
He said the budget which came
before the committee Thursday
snowed prices will rise at about the
same rate as costs next year.
But Oberg said Monday the
committee, composed of students,
staff and faculty and chaired by
Bailey, can do little to control food
"We haven't had much control in
the past. There is no point in saying
it is too bad prices are going up. We
really don't have much choice but
to raise them."
Oberg said all the food services
committee can do is look for errors
in the food services budget and
recommend changes.
"To be helpful we have to show
Mr. Bailey how to balance the
budget in another way (if a particular price is deemed excessive)."
But student committee member
Brent Tynan said Monday the
committee rarely checks Bailey's
cost estimates.
"You have to take other people's
word for some things," he said.
The committee only sees the
budget once a month when it is
being drafted, he said.
But Tynan said the increases are
similar to those off campus
restaurants will have to bring in
next year.
"The cafeteria prices are not out
of line with supermarket and
restaurant prices."
Tynan said the budget reveals
some astounding cost increases for
items such as china ware and
furniture repair next year.
The residence food budget never
comes to the food service com
mittee unless its members
specifically request to see it, Oberg
Bailey said the residence food
budget must be presented to
residence associations before
going to the board for approval.
Residence councils at both
Totem Park and Place Vanier
must review the budget and pass it
on to the joint residence committee
before it receives approval, Bailey
accounting firm of Price
Waterhouse and Co. to work out a
new budget approach.
He referred The Ubyssey to
Fleming for an explanation of the
Fleming said he couldn't explain
the reason for the $7.5 million grant
or the way it would help
"rationalize" the university
budgets because "we don't have all
the information yet."
He said the $7.5 million cabinet
authorization was quite routine
procedure and it is not uncommon
for the government to "make
moves" and "put up requests for
authorizations a bit early."
He said he doesn't know how
much of the $7.5 million will go to
the universities or how it will be
The decision to examine
university financing was apparently made in consultation with
the B.C. Universities Council,
although council chairman
William Armstrong indicated
Friday that he was surprised by
the $7.5 million grant and he would
have to check with universities'
council officials for an explanation.
Armstrong could not be reached
for comment Monday.
Ted Affleck, financial officer
of the council said
Seepage 5: BUDGET
NDU must
change for
gov't money
Notre Dame University could
receive funds which will enable it
to continue operating next year,
but not as a four-year, degree
granting institution.
The Universities Council, which
prepares budgets for the; province's three public universities,
issued a series of recommendations Saturday which would
have NDU offer only third- and
fourth-year courses, and substantially reduce faculty at NDU.
The council's recommendations
• that the provincial government fund NDU for 1976-77 "on a
scale consistent with other
universities of an equivalent
student basis;"
• that Selkirk College in
Castlegar take over NDU's first-
and second-year courses, while
NDU continued to offer third- and
fourth-year courses in arts and
sciences and third-, fourth- and
fifth-year education courses;
• that the NDU board of
governors curtail faculty in accordance with the program
• that the NDU board investigate sharing administrative
costs and facilities with other institutions in the area;
• and that the university transfer its capital assets, lands,
buildings, library holdings and
equipment to the provincial
government on or before April 30,
And Universities Council
chairman William Armstrong said
Monday that NDU may not receive
as much money from the government next year as they did for the
current year.
"Their board wants more than
we can recommend," Armstrong
"It could be that they will
receive less than the $1.8 million
(they received last year).
"It depends on the number of
He said education costs were
calculated on the number of "full-
time equivalent students."
"Three part-time students are
equivalent to one full-time student,
and NDU has a lot of part-time
students," Armstrong said.
NDU's board had proposed a
budget of $2.8 million, based on
enrolment, before the council's
Deputy education minister
Walter Hardwick said Monday that
NDU's faculty-student ratio is far
higher than at other universities.
"The basic problem is that
they're running one-quarter to one-
third greater student-faculty ratio
than the other universities.
"Besides that, their unit costs
are higher," Hardwick said.
Unit costs, or "costs per full-time
equivalent student" are approximately twice as high at NDU
as at UBC, Hardwick said.
But Armstrong attributed most
of this difference to the size of the
institution rather than the student-
faculty ratio.
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Doctor predicts worse health care
The federal government's freeze
on medical research grants will
have damaging long term effects
to health care, UBC's associate
dean of medicine said Monday.
Bill Webber said the freeze on
research funding through the
Medical Research Council and the
National Research Council will
affect all medical departments at
UBC which seek research grants
from the two councils.
"Instead of increasing their
grants in relation to the rate of
inflation, both the MRC and the
NRC are being held to their 1975-76
estimates for the 1976-77 year so
the impact of work done with the
grants will be reduced," he said.
Webber said he received a letter
detailing effects of the freeze from
NRC president Malcolm Brown in
UBC will be affected by the
freeze because:
• visiting scientist lectures will
be cut;
• summer undergrad research
funding will be discontinued (four
medicine     undergrads     were
awarded grants last summer);
• one of three grant competitions during the year will be
• general research grants will
be reduced by one-third;
• existing projects will be cut by
three per cent;
• and the fellowship program
will be reduced.
Webber said the freeze will affect people who plan to enter the
research field as well as people
currently doing research.
See page 5: FREEZE
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Tuesday, March 2, 1976
OTEU gets mediator
A labor department official has
been appointed to mediate in the
dispute concerning the laying off of
six physical plant workers.
Special officer Ted Newcombe
was appointed by the provincial
labor department Monday at the
request of the Office and Technical
Employees Union Local 15,
representing UBC's physical plant
They asked he be appointed after
efforts to work out the grievances
with UBC's administration failed,
said union business representative
Bert Mitchell Monday.
The six physical plant employees, all in the design division,
were given dismissal notices in
January, because according to the
administration, of anticipated
budget restrictions and lack of
work for them.
But Mitchell and other union
members have disputed this,
claiming it is a deliberate move on
the part of the administration to
weaken on-campus unions.
Mitchell said Monday there is a
six-month backlog of work to be
done, and the university administration must contract the
work out to off-campus consultants
to do it.
The six filed grievance
procedures immediately after
receiving notice of their dismissal,
but in a series of meetings with the
university, the only concession
they obtained was to have their
dismissals changed to lay-offs.
If a worker is laid off, he or she
must be rehired as soon as his or
her position becomes available
again. This is not the case when a
worker is dismissed.
But Mitchell said the six were not
satisfied with that concession.
"The fact that they (the
university) are still contracting out
work OTEU should be doing is in
violation of the contract," he said.
"There are 75 jobs which need to
be done that they have drawn our
people off of.
"There's a need for more people
in physical plant, not less."
One of the jobs which may be
affected, he said is the project to
improve lighting on campus, undertaken after a number of
complaints and reports that poor
lighting was contributing to the
number of sexual assaults at UBC.
Stan Ward, the man drawing up
plans for the lighting and doing
preparatory work for it, is one of
the six laid off workers. Ward is an
electrical   engineering   assistant.
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School District representatives
will be conducting interviews
with prospective teachers for
the District at and on the
University of British Columbia,
March 18 & 19, Hyatt Regency
(during A.G.M. session) March
29,30 and 31.
Campus candidates are asked to
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through their respective
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time for the Hyatt Regency
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Mitchell said physical plant
would either have to rehire Ward
or contract the job out to an off-
campus group to complete the job,
if the project is to be completed.
"Whether they are going to
complete it or not, I don't know."
OTEU is asking the six workers
be reinstated.
"There's absolutely no reason
for their dismissal," said Mitchell.
He said physical plant was absolutely inundated with work
needing to be done.
At the labor committee meeting
where union representatives met
with administration representatives in an effort to solve the
grievances the administration
agreed there's lots of work, but no
money, he said.
But, he said, money is not a
factor. Mitchell said the six
workers were all involved in small
projects — extensions, alterations
and additions to existing buildings.
He said the costs of these
projects is absorbed by the
faculties and departments
requiring the work to be done.
"With all these projects, the
design division could be making
Mitchell said he thinks the real
reason for the dismissals is to
weaken the union, especially now,
as they are currently negotiating
for a new contract. Their current
contract expires March 31.
"I think our friend (Chuck)
Connaghan has been sent in to do a
job, and he's doing it."
The union has from the start
accused Connaghan, UBC's administration vice-president for
non-academic affairs, with being
the person behind the negotiations,
and attempting to weaken UBC
Mitchell said the layoffs came at
the time they did because they
"diverted attention from the
(contract) proposals, into this
"It temporarily throws us out of
step," he said.
Newcombe is expected to solve
the dispute within a week, Mitchell
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Trident aids Canada—Richardson
On the weekend Canadian
defence minister James Richardson held a Vancouver press conference in the midst of doubt about
whether he will conclude a contract with the scandal-plagued
Lockheed Corporation.
Osberg, a member of the Pacific
Life Community, attended the
conference and grilled Richardson
about the proposed Trident submarine system to be based in
Bangor, Washington, and
Lockheed's involvement in the
multi-billion dollar project.
Defence Minister James
Richardson gaid Saturday the
construction of the Trident submarine   and   missile   system   in
Bangor, Washington will be good
for Canadians.
Richardson said: "People in BC.
should appreciate the Trident
When questioned at a press
conference here Saturday whether
he is planning to protest either the
construction or the location of the
Trident system Richardson said:
"No, I certainly am not."
He said Canadians are being
protected by the U.S. 'nuclear
"The Trident system is an effective deterrent and will prevent
nuclear war — it maintains the
balance of military force and thus
helps guarantee international
stability," he said.
Richardson said the fact that the
scandal-ridden Lockheed Corporation is developing the Trident
missiles will not be a factor in his
negotiations with the corporation
to purchase $950 million of Orion
aircraft for Canada.
Members of the Pacific Life
Community, the group which
organized UBC's Trident Week last
fall, confronted Richardson at the
Bayshore Inn to protest Canadian
negotiations with Lockheed to buy
the anti-submarine aircraft.
Richardson said all he is interested in is buying a plane like
the Orion with a long range antisubmarine capability.
Lockheed is researching and
developing the manoeuverable reentry vehicle missiles (MARVS) to
be used in the Trident subs which
will be slipping through the Juan
de Fuca Strait.
The PLC charges that it is a
contradiction for the Canadian
government to financially support
a corporation which is directly
involved with a system threatening
B.C. residents.
Lockheed's business practices
were also questioned but
Richardson said, "These moral
issues will not prevent Canada
from continuing to negotiate with
Lockheed is currently involved
in an international scandal which
began when it was revealed the
company had bribed officials in
various countries throughout the
world to sign contracts with
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contemplate taking dive off balcony. Remember, though, exams will
be over just in time to start your summer job — if you can find one.
Socialist teachers hit NDP mistakes
Did the NDP, during its three-year term in
office, move in a socialistic direction?
The answer is a resounding no, according to
political science prof Phil Resnick and Jim
MacFarlan, former president of the B.C.
Teachers Federation.
Resnick and MacFarlan were members of a
panel which Friday discussed the NDP
government in retrospect. About 60 people
attended the discussion, sponsored by the B.C.
Committee on Socialist Studies.
Resnick characterized the former government as a social democracy, and added that
former premier Dave Barrett was "very much
a populist, more given to platform oratory and
flamboyant style than to tough socialist
"He was never prepared to think
economically first and see big business as a
power that must ultimately be destroyed," he
"The NDP preferred the line of least
resistance, in seeking to make capitalism more
livable through social expenditures, rather
than attacking capitalism head on."
Resnick termed Mincome, increases in daycare funding and facilities, the rentalsman and
rent controls and the consumer services
department as examples of such expenditures.
"Social expenditures in themselves do not
change the material relations of production or
people's consciousness," he said.
And he said the consumer services department philosophy is "one of trying to keep
capitalism honest — a worthy goal no doubt,
but hardly a radical one."
Resnick added: "I am not suggesting the
NDP would have been re-elected had it pursued
more explicitly socialistic policies. It might
even have suffered a more convincing defeat.
But at least it would have been defeated for the
right reasons."
MacFarlan criticized the former government
and particularly former education minister
Eileen Dailly for "a basic failure to understand
the nature of the state under capitalism."
"We need to be clear on what the function of
education in capitalist society is," he said.
"They (the NDP) didn't and don't understand
the very fundamental class nature of
He said education provides for the ideological-
maintenance of the status quo and prepares
workers for the work force.
MacFarlan said NDP action in education was
limited to making the classroom and school
"nicer — and more acceptable to the people
undergoing the process of brainwashing to
prepare them for their role in society."
During the 1972 election and the NDP term of
government, he said, pressure was placed on
the NDP to change the role of women in
education and to remove sexism and racism
from the school system.
"But in terms of altering curriculum or
changing texts, the minister and the government refused to take action. There is virtually
no change in curriculum or texts that deal with
matters of race — the omission of native people
from the curriculum is almost absolute."
MacFarlan said there were no additional
funds directed to school district with large
numbers of non-English speaking people, or to
lower income districts.
He also referred to the Northeast Sector
project, initiated by teachers concerned about
learning conditions in Vancouver's northeast
sector schools.
"Teachers in Vancouver developed this mild
kind of reformist project. What did the
government do? It stalled, delayed, then withdrew its support. The government wasn't interested in alleviating class distinction in
education," he said.
"This government did not act, certainly in
the area of education, because they didn't
understand the nature of class distinctions in
"They failed to understand the class nature
of the society and the class nature of the state
which runs that society," said MacFarlan,.
The other two panelists, NDP MLA Bob
Skelly and NDP provincial secretary Cliff
Scotton, spent much of their speaking time
defending the record of the NDP in government.
"I'm not here to make any apologies for the
government," said Scotton.
difficult  to  determine
NDP  did  move  in  a
He also said it is
whether or not the
socialistic direction.
"There are probably as many definitions of
socialism as there are people in this room. The
word is used as a cliche for the way we think
about the particular direction in which we
should progress," he said.
Scotton said the NDP had many
achievements during its months in power, and
brought about a change in the perceptions of
society so that it views the importance of
people in the community rather than the importance of things.
The main error on the part of the NDP
government was that it wanted to do
everything at once after 40 years of opposition
to the government, he said.
Skelly, the member for Alberni, said whether
or not the NDP government moved in a more
socialistic direction depends on the definition of
He said the NDP accomplished improved
health care and access to health care, better
resources management, better human rights
and labor legislation and increased public
control and ownership of resources and the
means of production.
"If these accomplishments fit within your
definition of socialism, then we did move closer
to socialism," Skelly said.
He said the NDP government "helped create
a more humane society — and not just to
humanize capitalism."
Skelly said one shortcoming of the NDP was
that it failed to broaden its base of support in
B.C., which is limited to some unions in the
resource fields and ridings organized by
members of those unions.
"The main reason the NDP didn't succeed in
getting re-elected in 1975 is we did not have that
base of support in the province. It's only when
you have that base of support that you can keep
an NDP government in power. We are now
increasing that base of mass support," he said.
Richardson said Lockheed officials have assured him both by
phone and in writing that no
Canadian officials had been bribed
and he was "satisfied with that."
When questioned on the new U.S.
strategy of retargeting warheads
from cities to previously invulnerable military targets,
Richardson appeared confused. He
said it is not the Canadian position
to examine U.S. military strategy.
The current U.S. policy is to
destroy enemy missiles on the
ground, eliminating the possibility
of retaliation, and then to threaten .
enemy cities.
This policy will be implemented
when the Trident subs are built.
They will carry the MARVS which
will be targeted to destroy enemy
missiles on the ground in their
Richardson indicated that
Trident subs would carry
retaliatory missiles.
But if an enemy of the U.S. began
an attack and fired its missiles, the
Trident missiles would be hitting
empty missile silos and would be of
no use as retaliatory weapons.
Richardson also said he supports
the announced U.S. doctrine of the
first use of nuclear weapons.
U.S. Defence Secretary James
Schlesinger said in July, 1975 the
U.S. would no longer exclude the
possibility of the first use of
strategic nuclear weapons on
selective targets in the Soviet
Richardson said he supported
the first use of tactical nuclear
warheads in Europe if the NATO
alliance showed signs of losing a
protracted conventional war
against the Warsaw Pact countries.
According to U.S. defence
department reports, the
"destruction would be so great that
no such thing as limited nuclear
war was possible in such an area."
Other defence department
reports state: "Even under the
most favorable assumptions about
restraint and limitations in yields
and targets, between 2 and 20
million Europeans would be killed
in a limited tactical nuclear
war . . . and a high risk of 100
million dead if the war escalated to
attacks on cities."
Richardson said Trident is vital
in maintaining a balance of power.
He said the Soviet Union has more
inter-continental ballistic missiles
(ICBMs) than the U.S.
He chose to ignore the fact that
the U.S. has been able to deploy
multiple independently targeted
re-entry vehicle missiles (MIRVS)
since 1969 and that the Soviets are
still trying to catch up to this
The number of missiles was
limited by the first Strategic Arms
Limitations Agreements but the
number of warheads per missile
was not limited.
The U.S. currently possesses
seven times as many warheads as
the Soviet Union.
Henry Kissinger, U.S. secretary
of state, has noted that simply
counting up numbers of missiles
obscures the importance of the
numbers of warheads.
' 'One is hit by warheads — not by
launchers," he has said.
The proposed Trident system
will double the U.S. "strategic"
nuclear arsenal and can only force
the Soviet Union to continue to try
and close the five-year
technological lead the U.S. enjoys
in the arms race, thereby
destabilizing international
Richardson said Saturday
Canada has never researched or
considered an alternative to
alliance with U.S. nuclear power,
such as allying with other Pacific
countries that have proposed a
treaty to the United Nations, which
would declare the Pacific a
Nuclear Free Zone.
He said he found it almost impossible to visualize Canada not
See page 8: RICHARDSON Page 4
Tuesday, March 2, 1976
Same old...
The yellow sheets on the wall tell all.
Monday marked the beginning of the end for the 1975-76
academic year at UBC — final exam lists were posted around
the campus. There are in fact less than 20 school days left.
So there's no time to waste in casting our eyes back to
put the year, as the historians say, into perspective. Today's
victim is the Alma Mater Society.
In February, 1975, students elected a Student Unity
government, led by Jake van der Kamp,
As promises vs. actions go for politicians, the Dutch crew
didn't do a bad job. Nothing spectacular, but not bad. A new
constitution was introduced, revamping the political
superstructure, and the housing service was an unquestioned
The dental plan, however, was the typical kind of pipe
dream politicians promise knowing that although it probably
can't be done, it's a natural vote getter.
The executive asked a lot of questions about dental plans
and even got information from as far away as Alabama or
somewhere like that. But as the year closes, molar money is
still your own.
In helping to create an innovative, relevant council,
however, the elected executive proved to be a dismal failure.
Student council meetings were totally out of control,
debating fruitlessly for hours over trivial questions. Often, it
was an outrageous farce, a non-productive circus that wasted
everyone's time.
Rather than defining issues to devote its time debating
and organizing around (such as finance cutbacks, tenure
decision-making or teacher evaluation), the majority of
council's time was spent chatting about petty issues.
This isn't totally the fault of the executive. Often times
councillors who were bored with the debate simply left
rather than try to change what was going on. Few m-eetings
ended with quorum intact.
The odd bright notes of council's year (support for
campus workers, attempts to organize an ICBC student
strike) are far outweighed by the directionless babbling that
dominated those expensively furnished hallowed chambers.
The indictment is not against individual executive
members and their responsibilities outside council. The rangy
AMS bureaucracy, through the hard work of these people,
bumbled along for yet another 12 months.
Rather the complaint is against council as a whole (and
the executive in its leadership capacity) for its refusal or
inability to promote relevant actions by the AMS over and
above the day-to-day operations of the society.
In this sense, it was just another year of the same old shit.
NDU policy
It is absurd that in a province of
this size, our only universities
should be concentrated in the
coastal region.
How can our educators and
legislators claim equality of
educational opportunity in this
province when those who reside in
the "Interior" (curious subordinate to the "exterior") are
deprived of such opportunity
because.they cannot afford even
temporary resettlement on the
gold coast?
And even for those who can afford virtual migration, why should
they be compelled to leave their
homes and communities to become
an elite corps of educated waifs, at,
say, UBC?
Who, we may ask, is the architect of this inhumane, irrational
policy which smacks of backyard
As far as I can make out, and
with all due respect to his past
achievements and present
authority, the originator of this
blueprint for oppression is the
deputy minister of education, none
other than our own Walter Hardwick.
This leading authority on the
Good Life has plans for the
boondocks which include two-year
junior colleges, to be followed by a
showering of correspondence
courses, televised lectures, and
week end seminars with big-time
profs parachuted in, whose task
will be to make education-junkies
out of those who, demanding larger
doses of enlightenment, will
ultimately  head  for   the   coast,
thereby assuring a steady stream
of recruits to the student ranks at
the coastal universities (a not
unwitting benefit to enrolment
figures at these places, we may
If, indeed, this is Hardwick's
design, then it should be opposed
by all educators and recognized for
what it is: urban ethnocentrism
and cosmopolitan pretentiousness.
There is an ample supply of fully
credentialed teachers and
researchers more than willing to
serve at a university of the Interior, and there are sound reasons
to locate and give support to a full-
fledged university across the
heartland of B.C.
Cable TV and visitations by
hoary (no pun intended) profs are
a pallid and ungratifying substitute
for  real  teachers  and  everyday
human beings who understand and
respect the needs and aspirations
of their students for the simple but
powerful reason that they live in
their world.
We at UBC should be willing to
accept a cut in our own budget if
that is what it will take to preserve
the existing structure at Notre
Dame University and launch its
expansion into a university of the
As members of a public institution, financed by ajl the taxpayers of this province, it "is also
our duty to think of the educational
welfare of citizens outside our
immediate orbit. The currently
bruited official policy which
threatens to raze Notre Dame
University is shortsighted and will
notachieve the desired objective of
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feel his pulse, and Susan Alexander asked if anyone knew about first aid.
"What could possibly be the matter?" asked Heather Walker. A sound began
to escape from Sue Vohanka's lips, but before she could say what was on her
mind, she fell to the floor unconscious. "What's that horrible noise?" asked
Nancy Southam suddenly, with a grimace of pain, and then she too dropped in
a dead faint. "It's getting louder," said Doug Field, just before he fell. "It's
almost unbearable," winced Dave Wilkinson before his own demise. "I can't
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Gary Coull and Ralph Maurer started for the door, unnerved by the frightful
sounds. But they dropped like flies. Marcus Gee begged the noise to stop, as he
painfully slid beneath a news desk. Even Chris Gainor was groaning in earnest
as he passed out over a desk. And Marty Osberg fell away. Meanwhile,
oblivious to the bodies lying all about the room, there was one section of the
news room which functioned as normal. Over by the sports desk, megaphone
twins Bob Rayfield and Mark Lepitre continued their argument about how to
spell noisy, unaware of the havoc they'd created.
fostering   widely   available   and
equal educational opportunity.
R. S. Ratner
assistant sociology professor
My wife and I have great admiration for the sheer "guts" of
Pat McGeer's stance on the ICBC
issue, and for the Social Credit
government's financial policies as
a whole.
In a time when governments
(which are, collectively, our
nation's politicians) are most
concerned with preening themselves in false and ill bought
popularity, and far less with the
hard facts of honest governing,
their straightforward approach
toward economic realities is
terrificially refreshing.
We have in the past, and still
align ourselves with many of the
humanitarian principles underlying socialist policy.
However, recent travels in
England and abroad have given us
passionate belief in the freedom of
the individual from the tyranny of
the bureaucrat, and from the
economic ruin which must in
reality be the destiny of the
socialist state.
We feel certain that our pro-NDP
fellow citizens would alter their
opinions as to which way our
province — and indeed our nation
— should proceed if they were_ to
witness and experience the reality
of a socialist destination.
Our personal realizations fill us
with devastating feelings of impotence and despair in the face of
the blindness of our fellow youth
and the Canadian labor movement.
Both groups cling to images of the
"working man" which actually
faded long ago.
Certainly, the image of the exploited and financially crippled
blue and white collar workmen,
forever oppressed and limited in
the pursuit of happiness by the
robber baron, had its roots and its
basis in fact within another century.
But today, clinging to and
believing in an over-simplified,
emotionally charged and long
outdated vision, these groups are
contributing to the strangling of
our nation's very lifebreath.
A realistic and conservative
economic stand is unfashionable
and therefore politically
courageous at this time. The Social
Credit government has our wholehearted support in their endeavor
to maintain in British Columbia
those institutions which have
contributed to her prosperity and
our happiness.
Europe is a great place to visit,
but we would not want to live there.
Michael and Louise Mangan
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SUB 241-K. Tuesday, March 2, 1976
Page 5
It's easy, capitalists
just let them run things
How to get those workers working
Moses, a former Ottawa bureau
chief for Canadian University
Press, is currently travelling in
Portugal. He recently passed
through the city of Coimbra, and
'files this report on a worker-
controlled hotel there.
COIMBRA — For the 17 employees at the Hotel Oslo here,
work has become a worthwhile
Last July they took control of this
36-room, medium-class hotel when
their boss, intending to close the
doors, left Portugal for Brazil. The
government recognized the
workers' title to the enterprise,
exercised through an elected five-
member workers' commission.
"Now we like working," said one
desk clerk. "We're working for
ourselves. The boss knows if he
came back we'd stop working 55 or
60 hours a week and do, only 45."
The boss left because his family
removed him from control of three
other hotels elsewhere in Portugal.
Although the eight-year-old Hotel
Oslo was showing good profits, he
figured it wasn't worth his while to
stay around.
Almost immediately the workers
more than doubled their salaries.
Desk clerks who earned 3,300
escudos a month (about $132) now
make 7,000 escudos (about $280).
Highest salaries go to the bell
captain and chief restaurant/bar
waiter — 9,000 escudos a month
(about $360) compared to 4,000
escudos ($160) before.
The salary scales follow the
collective labor agreement
negotiated between the national
hotel workers' union and the
Portuguese government. But few
hotels actually comply.
For example, a similar class
hotel around the corner pays
bellboys 2,500 escudos a month
(about $100). At the Hotel Oslo
bellboys earn 5,000 escudos ($200).
But although the collective
agreement stipulates working
hours of 45 a week, it's not uncommon for Hotel Oslo workers to
put in 50, 55 or even 60 hours. It's
just that they don't mind working
any more.
"It's much better now," said one
of the two cooks who has been at
the hotel for five years. "Before
when we had to work we cursed it,
but now it's completely different.
We have a pride in what we're
Since the workers took over
occupancy rates have jumped.
Other hotels in Coimbra — with
90,000 people Portugal's third
largest city, about 200 kilometers
Budget 'redrafting' unexplained
From page 1
Monday he believes the $7.5 million
grant is "just an early move to
ensure certain bills can be paid."
Affleck said the grant will cover
"incremental increases" in
salaries between April and July,
but did not explain how those increases would fit in with a
redrafting of university budget
UBC treasurer Allen Baxter said
Monday that besides the academic
salary year beginning in July, the
contract for members of the
Association of University and
College Employees, representing
library and clerical workers,
begins in October and that for
power house employees starts Jan.
(Outside workers, members of
the Canadian Union of Public
Employees have a contract which
coincides with the government's
fiscal year).
Baxter said it would be difficult
to make contract starting dates
Freeze to discourage research
From page 1
Under the existing program,
most grants are awarded on a
yearly basis, so applicants must
apply for another grant if a project
takes more than a year to complete.
Webber said effects of the freeze
will be twofold.
"It may drive some people into
other medical jobs, so we will lose
people with research training and
experience. It will also discourage
some young people who want to go
into the medical researching
field," he said.
"If that flow is cut off it will be
damaging to health care in the long
run," said Webber.
"What we have to do is convince
the government that in their year
of restraint, short-term cutbacks
are all right for programs that can
hold the line. But in our case we
feel the freeze to be extremely
disadvantageous,"   Webber  said.
Webber said he has written to
federal health minister Marc
Lalonde, explaining the damaging
long term effects the freeze will
have on medical research.
He said he also has encouraged
the medicine faculty to write to
their MPs.
The only other alternative
funding sources would be the local
private foundations, such as the
National  Cancer  Institute,  or
volunteer agencies, like the Heart
These alternative sources have
been growing more than the
government programs, Webber
said, which shows the public is
aware of the need for research into
diseases such as cancer and
muscular dystrophy.
coincidental because "most of
those contracts are subject to
collective bargaining."
Hardwick said the solution the
government has in mind doesn't
necessarily mean forcing union,
faculty and administration years
to coincide with the government's
fiscal year.
Baxter said other solutions
might result in universities being
required to hold "special funds to
pay (in the following fiscal year)
the cost incurred in the year in
which increases were first
Currently, universities are
expected to run out of money
exactly at the end of the fiscal
year; that is, March 31.
Faculty association president
Don McRae Monday declined
comment on the government
moves. "I really don't understand
the rationale," he said "I'll really
have to examine it more closely
before I can comment."
north of Lisbon — have filled up
with refugees from Angola, putting
pressure on available space.
Last winter the Hotel Oslo, which
has no refugees itself, recorded
less than 60 per cent occupancy.
This year the workers are
averaging 85 per cent.
"We know that some people stay
here because they've heard it's run
by the workers. We also know that
other people won't stay here for the
same reason — they don't want to
help us," the doorman said.
After taking over, the workers
had to decide the fate of the boss's
manager, who had often used his
position to make things unpleasant
for them. At the same time the
manager had earned only 4,000
escudos a month (about $160) as
"director of the hotel."
After examining the man's
family situation, the. workers
decided to restore him to his former job as chief waiter — at the
new salary scale of 9,000 escudos.
"He has two children, and the
children do not have any guilt for
the stupidity of their father," the
workers said. "And he has a right
to live."
Business has been so good the
workers have decided any increase
in room prices is out of the
question. Minimum price for a
single room is now about $7.50 a
night, the same as in 1972.
They are hoping to execute a
major remodelling after a
scheduled drop in mortgage
payments in 1981. More wage increases are possible long before
then, but there is always the
danger the boss will return.
As Portugal's political situation
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continues its swing to the right,
many ex-industrialists are
returning or preparing their
moves, hungering for the enterprises their workers took over.
More than 400 businesses
throughout Portugal are now run
by their workers. Many bosses
were expelled after being implicated in unsuccessful right-wing
coup attempts in September, 1974,
and March, 1975. Other bosses left
believing Portugal's political
conditions made satisfactory
profits unlikely. The workers took
over to avoid unemployment. Now
their bosses are reassessing
The government has co-operated
by ordering the closing of several
large worker-controlled enterprises. It has also appointed
representatives of the ex-owners to"
the boards of several nationalized
companies, the first step toward
handing them back. It is currently
investigating the "legitimacy" of
worker control in all worker-run
"For me the boss can come back
if he guarantees us our salaries,"
said the Hotel Oslo's bell captain.
His colleagues aren't so open to the
idea. But at any rate few small
worker-controlled enterprises are
immediately threatned by the new
government attitude.
It's doubtful the Hotel Oslo boss
will return. The workers here will
probably continue to enjoy the
fruits of Portugal's revolutionary
But to many other poor people in
this- class-divided land the hopes
those days aroused are currently
being destroyed as the rich stage
their discovery.
will be held
Wednesday, March 10
at 12:30 p.m.
in the
at which
Final   Amendments   to   the   AMS   Constitution   and
By-Laws will be proposed for approval by the Society.
For your enjoyment, AMS is offering the following INCENTIVES
The fine county rock of the
Two round-trip tickets to EUROPE for this summer will be
won by persons in attendance at the meeting (tickets
non-transferable) — Tickets donated by AOSC.
TWO KEGS of beer to be won by the Undergraduate Societies
with the largest turnouts (one for greatest number of members
attending, and one for largest percentage of members
attending). Beer will not be consumed at the meeting, but
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Tuesday, March 2, 1976
'Tween classes
Preparing for
the purge
The Social Credit purge of top
civil servants, and of board
members of crown corporations
and community colleges isn't over
Education minister Pat
McGeer fired members of the
boards of governors of the B.C.
Institute of Technology and
Northwest Community College
after, they refused to follow
McGeer's order to do nothing
until their terms ran out and they
could be replaced with Socred
McGeer has not yet put his
foot down on UBC, but several
concerned faculty members have
put a motion before the Faculty
Association deploring McGeer's
And the Committee for a
Democratic University will hold a
meeting     Wednesday     noon     in
Film, Cree Hunters of the Mistassini,
traditional     Indian     lifestyle    versus
James    Bay    power   project,    noon,
MacMillan 158.
Discussion   group,   the   tiger's   fang,
noon, SUB 105B.
Tony   Thomas   speaks   on   the  civil
war in Angola, noon, SUB 207-209.
Joachim       Wohlwill       speaks      on
environmental      psychology,     noon,
Angus 223.
Meeting,  noon,   International  House
General meeting, noon, SUB 205.
General meeting, noon, SUB 212A.
General rally, noon, SUB 211.
Special   lecture,  slide  presentation   on
undersea labs, noon, SUB 215.
General meeting, lecture, noon, SUB
Film,    Barefoot   Doctors   of    Rural
China,  discussion led by Peter New,
$1,   students   50   cents,   7:30  p.m.,
IRC 4.
Practice,   4:30   to   6:30   p.m.,  SUB
Meeting on political firings at BCIT,
Northwest       Community      College,
noon, Bu. 100.
Important   general    meeting,    noon,
Angus 223.
Meeting,       executive       candidates'
speeches, noon, SUB 205.
General meeting, executive election,
noon, Angus 104.
Movie and  beer night,  6 p.m., SUB
Hiking   trip,   social   evening,   noon,
SUB 224.
Dr. Reggie Sproule on orthodontics,
noon, IRC 1.
Campus Centre
Sponsor CCCM
Next Week: A Program On
Land Claims
Buchanan 100 to discuss the
Socred purges in the education
Present will be two fired board
members from BCIT and one
from Northwest, who will speak
at the meeting.
Dave Ablett, editor of the
Vancouver Sun's editorial pages,
will speak to the Vancouver
Institute this Saturday.
Ablett, who is also a former
senior editor of the Sun, whatever
that meant, will give a journalist's
look at parliament versus
congress. Ablett used to work as a
correspondent in Ottawa and
He speaks at 8:15 p.m. in
lecture hall 2 of the Instructional
Resources Centre.
land? No
The Vancouver People's Law
School is offering a free course on
land.    transactions     today     and
Wednesday, for those among us
who can afford to deal in land.
Today's session will deal with
actual legal procedure for buying
a home, changing the title and
registering the mortgage.
Wednesday, instructor Byron
Gibson will talk about buying a
The course will be held from
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each
evening at John Oliver secondary
school, Forty-first and Fraser.
Phone 681-7532 to pre-register.
CITR - that's UBC's radio
station for those of you who
don't listen - that bastion of
mediocrity, that heart of
self-seeking hopefulness, has an
The campus station wants to
inform its listener(s) that the
station has a new phone number.
The Loaded Line is 228-CITR.
Song requests are always
hair studio inc.
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admission to the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria
for the term commencing September 1976 is April 30, 1976.
Students are reminded that the Law School Admission Test is
compulsory for all applicants. Applications submitted by
candidates who have not written the LSAT on or before April
10, 1976 will not be considered.
Application forms and supplementary information pertaining to
the upcoming session may be obtained by writing to:
Administrative Assistant
Faculty of Law
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2Y2
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want further details, please contact M. E. Eliot Hurst at either The
Geography Dept., SFU, 291-4424 or
at   home,   929-1288.
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warm, available weekends, $10 nite.
Call Alan, 874-6771.
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arouse audience. Reassurance: no
violence and  hardcore pornography.
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Page 7
UBC—Canadian champions
'Birds drop Sherbrooke, win title
The Thunderbird and Thunderette volleyball teams both
managed to make it to the finals in
the Canadian Intercollegiate
Athletic Union championships
where they met the defending
champions; the 'Birds won but the
Thunderettes did not.
The tournament, involving
men's and women's teams, was
held in Winnipeg on Thursday and
Friday. It was a single round robin
tournament with the two top teams
advancing to the finals.
On the men's side the 'Birds
started out very poorly and lost
their opening match to the
University of Sherbrooke three
straight by scores of 14-16, 7-15 and
The 'Birds were obviously not at
their best during the round robin
. but they still managed to win the
rest of their matches, although
they seemed to play only as well as
Ithey had to.
In the other two matches on
Thursday the 'Birds defeated the
University of Winnipeg Wesmen
15-13, 16-14 and 15-13. The UBC
team then ' went on to beat
University of Manitoba Bisons 18-
16, 12-15, 15-1 and 15-13.
The' next day the 'Birds play
picked up a little but they were still
not at their best. Their first game
was against St. Francis Xavier,
one of the weaker teams in the
tournament. The 'Birds kept up
their mediocre performance from
the day before but managed to
defeat the Maritime team 15-10,17-
15 and 15-10.
In the final match of the round
robin the 'Birds showed a littje of
the ability they had and easily
defeated University of Western
Ontario Mustangs 15-8, 15-4 and 15-
Then came the finals, and the
'Birds at last played the game as it
should be played.
They met Sherbrooke, the
winners of the round robin, and the
defending champions. This was the
match the 'Birds had been striving
for all season. All the previous wins
would really mean nothing if they
lost this one.
The 'Birds knew the Sherbrooke
team, knew their plays and their
weak players. They knew where to
hit and who to block. All they had to
do was play the game they are
capable of and the championship
would be theirs.
The team knew all this and
managed to play one of their best
matches of the season, winning in
four games. The loss, in the third
game, was probably due to an
error in substitutions. The 'Birds
had come back from an 8-1 deficit
and were only one point behind the
Sherbrooke team.
UBC coach Lome Sawula then
replaced one of his setters with a
blocker, to add more strength to
the front row, without knowing that
it was his last sub. Because of this
the team was missing a key player
for the remainder of the game and
lost 8-15. Scores in the other games
were 16-14, 15-10 and 15-7.
Sawula attributes part of the
team's success to the team
statistician. He said, "We knew
exactly how the team (Sherbrooke) played. We knew where
every player hit and who was weak
on service reception and defense.
Thanks to our statistician our
game plan worked perfectly."
On the women's side the
Thunderettes did somewhat better
than the 'Birds in the round robin.
They defeated Sherbrooke,
Manitoba and St. Francis Xavier
three games straight. In their last
match of the round robin the
Thunderettes played Western
Ontario in a very exciting match.
The Thunderettes came up with
a fine performance and took the
match three games to two.
In the finals the Thunderettes
again met the Western team. It
was a different story this time as
the Westerners played a  superb
game. Their back row defence was
unbelievable. Their front row was
very big and the smaller UBC team
had a difficult time generating an
attack. The Western team won in
four games by scores of 15-12, 10-
15, 15-17 and 10-15.
Both the Thunderbirds and
Thunderettes will now be priming
for the B.C. Opens which come up
in a couple of weeks. If they win
they will represent B.C. in the
Canadian Opens in Moncton at the
end of April.
B'bailers lose out
Hockey 'Birds finish season in third
The University of Calgary
Dinosaurs captured the Canada
West conference basketball crown
with two convincing wins over the
UBC Thunderbirds Friday and
Saturday in Calgary.
Playing before a hometown
crowd, Calgary won. their first
crown since 1966 and they have the
'potential to reach the finals in the
'national tournament, played in
iHalifax March 5, 6 and 7.
Calgary centre Tom Bishop
proved to be too much for the
'Birds as he hit for 25 points Friday
and collected 10 rebounds in a 77-59
Calgary victory.
The 'Birds were winning 46-43
when Mike McKay fouled out with
15 minutes remaining in the game.
From then on the Dinosaurs had
complete control.
Rattling of 11   straight  points
after McKay left, the Dinosaurs
pulled ahead to stay.
The 'Birds had a total of 30
turnovers on Friday night, an error
a team can not commit if they wish
to compete with Calgary successfully.
As McKay said after the game.
"We lost our intensity out there,
and my fouling out with 15 minutes
to go didn't help things."
Calgary lived up to their billing
as one of the toughest defensive
teams in the country pressuring
the 'Birds to make a total of 52
turnovers in the two games.
Calgary coach Gary Howard was
ecstatic with the victories and is
hoping for a good showing from his
team in Halifax. Howard is a
strong candidate for coach of the
year honors.
So, that was the end of the season
for the Thunderbirds who finished
with no more than a respectable
showing in Calgary.
With two wins over the
University of Saskatchewan Feb.
20 and 21 the Thunderbird hockey
team finishes the Canada West
season at .500, with a 12-12 season.
Although the 'Birds' record was
better than last season they still
managed to place third, whereas
last season they were second. UBC
coach Bob Hindmarch attributed
this to the improvement of the
teams within the league, especially
the Calgary Dinosaurs.
The 'Birds played three games
last Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
all on the road. They defeated the
Saskatchewan Huskies 7-3 and 6-4
and then lost to Alberta Golden
Bears 2-3 in overtime. The loss to
Alberta was one of several the
'Birds have lost in overtime. They
have won only one game that went
into overtime this season.
Those  overtime  losses,   all   to
Alberta   or   Calgary,   were   a
decisive factor in the 'Birds' final
, standings.
lock short
In gymnastics, Jennifer Diachun
was ranked first all round in the
. National Intercollegiate championships at Laval University.
Laval placed first in the competition.
Wednesday, March 3rd
8:00 P.M. SUB 215
— elections
— finances
— constitution
Even more important is the fact
that in most of these games it was
the 'Birds who were leading and
the other teams who came back to
tie the game in the third period. In
the only overtime game the 'Birds
won against Alberta. They came
back to tie the game in the third
period and then went on to win.
Hindmarch said all three games
this weekend were excellent
hockey games. They were wide
open and the pressure was off all
the teams, so they played well. He
also said that the 'Birds played
their best games of the season.
Injuries also played a big part in
the 'Birds' final standings. The
team was forced to play much of
the season with only four defen-
cemen, and this hurt them.
Hindmarch felt that a few of the
players did not produce as he had
expected them to. Jean Boyd and
Bob Sperling were not the scorers
they were last season and this
made a big difference.
The lack of pre-season competition also contributed. The
'Birds always have a hard time
finding good competition for
exhibition games and with their
small budget they can not travel
far. They started out with two
losses to Alberta and this was felt
throughout the season.
All in all the 'Birds had a good
season. The play in what is considered one of the best hockey
leagues in Canada (including
Junior 'A'). They finished the
season at .500, an improvement
over last season, and with a little
work they should be able to do
better next year.
Hindmarch is still undecided
about whether or not he will retire
from coaching. He will be
discussing it with the Athletic
Board soon and will decide after
that. He said, "After 21 years of
coaching the game maybe it's
4:00-8:00 P.M.
For Further Information Contact:
Malaspina College
375 Kennedy Street
Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2J3
Monday, March 8th
8 p.m.
UBC Winter Sports Centre
Tickets — Vancouver Ticket Centre
U.B.C. Athletic Office
General Admission —($3.00
Student Admission - $1.50
Information - 228-2531 or 228-2503 Page 8
Tuesday, March 1, 1976
Gov't tries to crush NDU
From page 1
He said these institutions as well
as Selkirk College, could use
NDU's library and registrar's
office, and space at the university
after it no longer offered first- and
second-year courses.
NDU student president Andy
Sharack expressed dissatisfaction
with the provincial government's
attitude toward NDU in an interview Monday.
"I've never seen any government try to destroy an academic
institution in this way," said
"I'd like to sit down and talk with
this government and ask them
what they're doing, but it's just not
From page 3
being allied with the U.S. and its
nuclear capacity.
Richardson added he had never
heard of or considered the Nuclear
Free Pacific treaty.
It looks as though our Defence
Minister has made up his mind —
without regard for facts and
strategy on how to promote harmony and peace in the world.
Several groups have sent
telegrams to prime minister
Pierre Trudeau demanding that
Richardson publicly retract the
statements he made at Saturday's
press conference or else resign.
The Vancouver Society of
Friends has said Richardson does
not represent the views of many
If you're tired to being considered "collateral civilian
damage in the event of a limited
nuclear exchange," now is the time
to let Ottawa hear your concern.
Shadrack was in Victoria last
weekend to talk with the government about NDU, but was not
granted a meeting with either
education minister Pat McGeer or
premier Bill Bennett.
"I haven't had anything in
writing from these people since
May, 1975," he said.
In May Shadrack received a
letter from Hardwick, then
working as a consultant on the
future of NDU for the NDP
government, saying that he would
inform Shadrack of any news on
Shadrack said he did not know if
Selkirk College had been consulted
on taking over NDU's first- and
second-year courses.
"Hardwick asked me (at a
meeting late last month) to tell the
board of governors to start
negotiating with Selkirk.
"What does he expect me to do?
I'm only a student — I can't tell the
board what to do," he said.
Shadrack said he thought NDU
could increase its enrolment if it
had a firm commitment from the
government to provide finances.
Increased enrolment would
lower the faculty-student ratio and
also lower the cost per student.
Speaking of promises made by
the three coast universities to
allow full transfer of credits for
NDU students wishing to transfer
to these universities, Shadrack
said: "I would suggest that they
won't have enough money in
their budgets to enroll all their
students. How do they plan to
accommodate ours as well?"
International House & The
Malaysian-Singaporean Students Association
Present An
with the
Singles Couples
Sat., March 6 $-, 50 members $3.00
9 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. $2 00     non.members     $4 00
 All Students & Community Are Invited
The Second
will be held on
Thursday, March 4
1:30 p.m.
in Buchanan 106
S. A. C.
Applications are being received for positions on the Student
Administrative Commission (S.A.C). According to the new
A.M.S. Constitution, S.A.C. is a 10 member committee
responsible for administrating the day to day business of the
A.M.S., rather like the current Finance and SUB Management
Committees. In addition to experience in management and
administration, S.A.C. members will receive a $200.00
honorarium, except for the Director of Finance, who receives
a full tuition rebate, subject to By-Law 16. Duties commence
March 15, 1976 and continue until the next S.A.C. is
appointed in March 1977. The Commission meets weekly.
Prospective applicants should be familiar with By-Laws 10 and
11 of the new Constitution before applying.
The following positions may be applied for:
(1 position)
(1 position)
(8 positions)
Applications and further information are available from the
A.M.S. Business Office. Deadline for applications is March 3,
1.   Speak Easy
Operating Expenses and
Community Resource File
2.   U.B.C. Day Care Council
Pentacare and
Playground expansion
3.   Walter Gage Student Aid Fund
4.   Ag. U.S., Eng. U.S., For. U.S.
Fairview Grove
Reflecting Pond
5.   School pf Phys. Ed. Undergrad Society
Whirlpool Facilities —
Aquatic Centre
6.   U.B.C. Rowing Team
New Racing Shell
7.   Education Faculty
8.   Commerce and Business Administration
Bus. Admin.
$   500.00
9.   U.B.C. Rugby Team
Tour to Japan
10.   Phrateres Convention '76
$   500.00
Money will be distributed according to a preferential ballot to be held at a General Grad Class
Meeting,   Thursday,   March   4th,   1976,   Buchanan   106  at   1:30   p.m.  The   Grad  Class  '76  has
approximately $15,000.00 to distribute to these projects. It is the responsibility of the Grad Class to
vote on allocation of funds.


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