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Array Pesky Persky fights for chancellorship
Stan Persky, the one-time
bearded revolutionary who
terrorized UBC's administration
in the late 1960s and early 1970s,
has returned to liven up the
Persky, now a sociology lecturer at Northwest Community
College in Terrace, is challenging
timber baron J. V. Clyne for the
chancellorship of UBC.
"One chancellor in a million,"
is how Persky, 36, no longer
bearded but still, he said Monday, a revolutionary, describes
his bid against Clyne, considered
by the Old Boys who dominate
UBC and who nominated him to
be a shoo-in.
Clyne, a BA '23, longtime
president of forest giant Mac-
Millan-Bloedel and senate
member from 1951 to 1960, has so
far refused to campaign actively.
But Persky, BA '69, MA '72,
former president of the arts
undergraduate society and the
graduate students association,
former member of the Alma
Mater Society executive and two-
term student senator, has been
running hard, going so as to
I challenge Clyne to a public
In a speech to about 50 people in
SUB Thursday, Persky said he
wants to meet. Clyne in an open
forum to debate what the
chancellor's role should be.
But Persky's efforts to turn the
election into a campaign have so
far been opposed at every turn.
The registrar's office refused to
include candidate's campaign
statements with the ballots,
limiting them to resumes.
And Clyne has consistently
refused to campaign actively for
the job, instead relying on the Old
Boys' network to put him over the
"It's just that some people
seem to think it's beneath their
dignity to campaign," Persky
said in an interview Monday. "I'd
just like to hear Clyne say just
exactly what his lust is for this
Persky made several campaign promises during his speech
and during the interview.
He says the criticism the
university has come under since
Doug Kenny became administration president warrants
an inquiry, and one is promised if
he's elected.
Persky also said that if elected
he will view his position as that of
an ombudsperson.
"Chancellors have been fund
raisers or bagmen," he said
Thursday. "I feel a chancellor
ought to be a more actige
How active? Persky said he
will make "immediate and
sizeable reductions in administrative    salaries.    Why
should the president of a piddling
university make more money
than the premier of B.C.?" he
He suggested that high school
teachers' salaries would be
appropriate for professors.
The savings should go to hire
more graduate students as
tutorial leaders to reduce the size
of classes that have grown to
monstrosities, he said.
In addition to his personal
inquiry into the university's
leadership and administration,
Persky promises inquiries into
the university's goals and course
content, especially at first and
second year level.
"The university should serve
the interests of the working class
rather than those of a privileged
class," he said Monday.
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PERSKY . . .   pressing   flesh
and kissing babies
If such an inquiry found, as
Persky thinks it would, that
university only serves that ruling
elite, then at least the taxpayer
could decide whether university
is worth spending their money on.
Scrutiny of first- and second-
year courses is especially
crucial, he says.
"They (first- and second-year
students) are used as fiscal
cannon fodder to pay for more
expensive graduate programs. If
anybody needs small classes, and
contact with teachers and
graduate students, it's the first-
and second-year students."
Seepage 3: J. V. CLYNE
THE REAL MARITIMES of lobster traps, fish nets, fish boats seen
here as it was through the bleary eyes of Ubyssey delegates to
recent   newspaper   conference    in   Halifax   (see   story   page   3).
—chris gainor  photo
Picturesque Peggy's Cove provided welcome relief from conference
fever and shuttle run between hotel lobby and submarine shop
across the street.
UBC secretly tied to RCMP
UBC has made secret
arrangements with the RCMP to
suppress dissent on campus,
assistant law librarian Al Soroka
charged Thursday.
But administration president
Doug Kenny said Thursday the
charges are nonsense and that
absolutely no such arrangements
exist between UBC and the RCMP.
Soroka was at the centre of
controversy last year at UBC when
he was officially reprimanded by
Kenny for taking part in a protest
that forced the cancellation of
speeches by South African MP
Harry Schwarz in October, 1976.
Soroka charged that a report
from the president's ad hoc
committee on academic freedom,
set up after the Schwarz incident,
is an admission that arrangements
exist between UBC and the RCMP
to stop dissent on campus. The
report was approved by the UBC
senate Dec. 14.
The committee met with
representatives of the RCMP's
western regional headquarters in
Vancouver to discuss how
disruptions of meetings at UBC
should be handled, committee
chairman Cy Finnegan said
"This is the tip of the iceberg. I
wonder what other secret
arrangements UBC has with the
RCMP," Soroka said.
"It's a further attempt by the
president and the university administration to suppress dissent at
Both Finnegan and Kenny said
the charges are nonsense and that
no arrangements with the RCMP
Kenny said the report, part of
which is confidential, was written
to establish how chairpersons at
UBC meetings should deal with
serious disruptions.
"It's really on procedures — how
do you handle disruptions. The
university must preserve the right
of freedom of speech. That's the
real issue in my mind," he said.
Erich Vogt, vice-president of
faculty and student affairs, said
Thursday that UBC lawyers are
currently examining the confidential section of the report
which should be made public
within two weeks.
Welcome back
Now that you're all rested up from the holidays and don't have any
term papers and essays looming in the foreground, The Ubyssey has just
the thing for all that time and energy.
Join the paper. There must be a lot of talent out there in the form of
sports writers, reporters, reviewers, cartoonists and photographers
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Why not give it a try? We don't even spend all the time working. There's
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But Soroka claimed UBC is
arranging with the RCMP to bring
in riot squads whenever dissenting
opinions are expressed at a
campus meeting.
"This time they're holding the
threat of armed force against
dissenters," he said.
"They're holding riot squads in
the wings for when the chairman of
a meeting decides there is
Soroka said that nowhere in the
committee's report is there a
definition of what serious
disruption of a meeting actually is,
allowing the university to bring the
RCMP in at its discretion.
But Kenny had a description of
what constitutes serious disruption
of a meeting.
"The most serious one would be
where a fellow could not continue
to give his talk.
"If you can't hear a person and
can't ask him questions at the end
— that would be a serious
disruption," he said.
Kenny said Soroka's charges
that the president is involved with
the content of the report were
M Court stops
,, SFU try to
* quash case
The B.C. supreme court Wednesday blocked a bid by the Simon
Fraser University board of
governors to quash an injunction
against last year's tuition fee increases.
The SFU student society
initiated injunction procedures
against its university's fee increases because, it claims, the
board opted for tuition fee increases because of pressure from
the Universities Council of B.C.
The society contends the board
had no choice but to increase tution
fees because the council recommended to the government that a
standard tuition fee increase apply
to all universities.
SFU student senator Ross
Powell said the university
challenged the student society's
right to enforce two provisions of
the Universities Act.
The university argued that
because the board of governors is
not a judiciary body its decisions
cannot be subject to review by a
higher court, Powell said.
"But in the dismissal of a
professor the board of governors
acts as a jury of appeal on a
petition of an instructor dismissed
by the university president so it is
in effect a judiciary body," he said.
The university also urged that
the students had not exhausted the
avenues of appeal within the
university structure, Powell said.
The student society's lawyer, Stu
Rush, declined to comment about
the decision.
"The university argued a
preliminary motion to say the
students' application for an injunction was-without jurisdiction
because we should have applied to
the visitor, which is the lieutenant
governor (Walter Owen), the final
appelate, but that is an archaic
procedure," Rush said.
Earlier this year the UBC
student representative assembly
voted financial support for the SFU
court injunction against fee increases. The SRA voted to pay one-
third or a $1,000 maximum toward
the costs of the court hearing
sponsored by SFU.
AMS president John DeMarco
said the universities had no choice
but to raise tuition fees with the
money they were allocated in the
1977 provincial budget.
"There seems to be some
evidence the government effectively caused the increased
tuitions," DeMarco said. Page 2
Friday, January 6,  1978
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Page 3
J.V. Clyne chopped down to size
From page 1
Persky reiterated this criticism
"Students going to the colleges
are getting better first- and second-
year education than at this
university," he said.
"First- and second-year
education is a disaster at this institution."
He says he would accommodate
professors who don't like teaching.
"I'd like to get them out of the
business. I don't know how but I
want them to get out."
Two major factors and persuasive friends — whom Persky
won't name — convinced him to
run. Both reasons for running arise
from his socialism, which he
defines as a society run by and in
the interests of the majority.
"I discovered that the office of
chancellor just reeks of privilege,
it's a goldmine of stinking
privilege," he said Monday. "The
post traditionally has been
bestowed upon some capitalist as a
crowning achievement to his
"Well, I'm sick of the whole
system of privilege and I wanted to
challenge it. These big capitalists
ought to be challenged any time
"Theother reason I'm running is
that I'm a working teacher," he
said. "My concerns; are probably
typical of people outside the
"To be democratic is to demand
that privilege end."
Persky says he also wants to set
an example for people depressed by
the apparent rightward drift of
"A lot of people who do want to
see the society changed are feeling
a bit discouraged. The act of
running would encourage people.
Also, there's a sort of comic aspect
to this thing too," he concedes.
In short, Persky wants the
chancellor to be an ombudsman
and a representative of B.C.'s
working class which pays most of
the shot but benefits only indirectly.
"I have the same kind of
suspicions some guy working at the
Alcan smelter or the woman
working in the bank have about the
university," he says. "They can't
see how it serves their interests."
It is not the first time the
Establishment's choice for the job
has been challenged. In 1972, an up-
and-coming young sharpie, hoping
to get some free publicity, ran
against B.C. Supreme Court Judge
Nathan Nemetz.
His publicity ploy didn't work
anyway — who remembers Robert
In 1966, one Randy Enomoto ran
against the late John Buchanan,
losing 9,283 votes to 2,625.
About 71,000 UBC grads, faculty
members and members of the
senate and board — known
collectively as convocation — get
to vote, and ballots will be mailed
to them within 10 days.
Mary Raphael of the registrar's
office, conducting the election, said
that normally only 10,000 to 12,000
people return their ballots.
Ballots must be back by Feb. 24
and will be counted the following
week, Raphael said. The new
chancellor will be invested in time
for graduation ceremonies in June,
when he will be required to hand
grads their diplomas.
Gays at UBC not
politically active
—terry glavin photo
HOMEWARD BOUND, booze-addled Ubyssey delegates to 40th annual conference of Canadian University
Press prepare to board jet for home after refreshing trip to scenic Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. From left to
right are Steve (the Gonz) Howard, Tom (Tiny) Hawthorn, Bill (El Presidente) Tieleman, Marcus (No. 3)
Gee, and Chris (El Rotundo) Gainor.
The year 1977 was a landmark
for the gays rights movement with
gay people becoming increasingly
militant in their demands for
But UBC's own gay organization,
Gay People at UBC, remained low-
key in its politics in favor of
fulfilling the social needs of gays
on campus.
"Our function is to have a place
for gays to meet and feel comfortable on campus," says Peter,
the group's president, an immigrant who risks deportation if
his identity as a homosexual is
"There's no other gay life on
campus and it's sufficient for the
group to be a place for people to get
to know each other."
The group does not believe there
is a need for a gay political
organization on campus.
"There is little discrimination on
campus," Peter said.
"Groups such as the AMS (Alma
Mater Society) and the graduate
CUP to cut back fees and employees
Canadian University Press, the
national co-operative of student
newspapers, has decided to reduce
membership fees and cut services
to help solve current financial
More than 50 member papers
decided at the organization's 40th
annual conference in Halifax to
decrease fees by 20 per cent and
slash the number of nationally-
funded employees from 13 to eight.
The 160 delegates at the seven-
day conference made the cutbacks
in response to financial mismanagement and poor planning for
the current fiscal year and a fee
boycott by Ontario papers that left
the organization facing a deficit of
more than $30,000.
Of the eight nationally-funded
employees, three will work in the
national office and five in the
regions of the West, Ontario,
Quebec and the Atlantic.
For the national office in Ottawa,
CUP will hire a president, vice-
president—education reporter,
bureau chief, part-time business
manager and part-time typist.
Each region will decide independently what tasks its
regional staff person will perform
— whether he or she will do
fieldwork to aid member papers or
set up a bureau to participate in the
national news exchange.
The regions are left with the
option of hiring extra employees
with money contributed by
member papers. Under the
decreased fee formula, CUP's
largest papers will pay a
maximum of $6,500 per year, down
from the $7,500 in 1976-77.
But the western region decided
at a caucus after the conference to
use its savings from the fee
rollback to hire an extra employee.
This would leave the region with
two bureaus — one in B.C. and one
in the prairies — and one regional
fieldworker. The Ubyssey's fees of
SORWUC wins Bimini battle
Bimini neighborhood pub employees are back at
work again after signing a contract Dec. 30 ending a
71-day strike.
Initial reaction from both management and labor
was one of relief that the strike had finally been
"What we're trying to do now is to heal the wound-
s," said waitress Margot Holmes, a Service, Office
and Retail Workers' Union of Canada (SORWUC)
Under the terms of the contract, a modified union
shop will be established, most of the waitresses'
scheduling demands will be met, and leave of absence demands will be met by a clause allowing for
two weeks paid vacation in addition to an option for
two additional weeks of unpaid holiday.
Other issues such as wages and worker contributions to the medical plan will be resolved by
mediator Ed Sims' recommendations, which are to
be binding on both labor and management.
"Any first contract is a victory," Holmes said.
"And this is a very good first contract."
Bimini employees originally received certification
last January. SORWUC has been negotiating since
that time for a first contract.
SORWUC has previously been active in the certification of bank employees. Employees of Bimini's
and Jerry's Cove, another Kitsilano pub, are the first
pub workers to obtain certification in B.C.
The strike was highlighted by union claims of Pub
Owners' Association involvement in financing strikebreaking, and by the attempted certification of scab
pub workers by local 40 of the Hotel, Restaurant and
Culinary Employees and Bartenders' Union.
While union negotiators regard the Bimini strike
settlement as a victory for SORWUC, they are
cautious about future negotiations.
"This was only the first battle," warned Holmes.
"We're going to be looking forward to next year's
During the dispute business at Bimini's was
estimated to have dropped by at least 85 per cent.
Bimini owner Peter Uram closed the pub for a short
time and also distributed a pamphlet to west side
residents offering cut-rate lunches to attract new
about  $5,900  will   remain   unchanged.
The new structure replaces an
expansion system created at last
year's conference which saw
regional bureaus exchanging news
by telex and a national office with
four full-time and two part-time
Delegates to the conference, held
at Halifax's Lord Nelson hotel
between Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, also
decided to reaffirm the
organization's boycott of CBC
advertisements over the CBC's
refusal to run ads for a Halifax gay
rights group.
The final plenary of the conference also saw the organization
decide to recommend its members
refuse to run RCMP ads because of
recent revelations about the forces
illegal activities.
In other business, Ubyssey
assignments editor Bill Tieleman
was elected president of the
organization's western region.
A native of Tofino, Tieleman will
perform a mostly administrative
function, corresponding with
papers under his iron-handed
control and chairing regional
Ubyssey editor Chris Gainor was
humiliated in his bid for national
office, losing an election for CUP
vice-president/education reporter
to Alayne MacGregor of The
Manitoban in Winnipeg.
Vic Salus, of The Gauntlet at the
University of Calgary, was elected
CUP Ottawa bureau chief but the
position of president was left open
pending the recommendation of a
consulting committee.
centre have been very good to us.
"For those who want to become
politically involved, there are
better organized political groups
like GATE (Gay Alliance Toward
Equality) located downtown."
Gay people at UBC support
political groups such as GATE with
funds raised at their dances.
The group exists in a campus
atmosphere which members
describe as ranging from apathetic
to friendly in its response to gay
But they do single out the
residences for being "small town"
in their attitude towards gays.
Several gays have been the victims
of hostility at Place Vanier.
"But things may be improving,
the president said.
"I put up a poster in Place
Vanier advertising a gay dance
and it stayed up. In the past
they've usually been ripped
There are about 1,000 gays at
UBC, the group estimates,
although only 40 are members of
the group.
Gay People at UBC welcome all
people, straight or gay, to their
"No one should come feeling out
of place," Peter said. "The group
is so diversified among itself.
"Most people have misconceptions about the group. People
tend to think gays are all from arts
or the theatre department. We
have members from all years and
all departments including people
from forestry and engineering.
"Our meetings are informal and
members are not obligated to
make any commitments."
The group refers anyone having
difficulty in accepting his or her
sexuality to SEARCH (Society for
Education, Action Research and
Counselling in Homosexuality)
which offers one-to-one counselling, support groups and a drop-
in centre.
Gay People at UBC is located in
SUB 237A. The office is open every
day and drop-ins are held on
Tuesday and Thursday at noon.
Ex-UBC flack
Myers gets job
as BCTF aide
Former UBC information services director Arnie Myers has a
new job.
Myers, who resigned in September without a job to go to, has
been appointed assistant director
of the B.C. Teachers' Federation
communications division effective
at the beginning of this month.
Myers, who worked at UBC 10
years, resigned for personal
reasons, saying he was not happy
with his job. He has not yet been
replaced. Page 4
Friday, January 6, 1978
We won't Stan for Clyne
bloated faculty salaries,
which are inflated by that
talk of "competition," the
same bullshit reasoning used
to keep workers' wages low.
He wants to inquire into
UBC's administration and
into undergraduate course
These things are at least
possible with a Persky win,
because the chancellor's
position  carries a good deal
of prestige and a vote on the
UBC board of governors.
Many people reading this
are here expressly with the
intention of entering that
system of privilege which has
served Clyne so well.
But that system will
frustrate many, for if the few
are to prosper, the majority
have to suffer. That majority
now includes university
students,   who  receive  their
first of many unemployment
cheques with their degrees.
Clyne and Persky are
similar in that they got
started at UBC, have been
very involved in campus
politics, and have been
successful in their individual
pursuits. But the
convocation, a group of
alumni who get to vote in the
election, have rarely had a
clearer choice.
Clyne, through his old
boy connections, has the
upper hand. If he wins, UBC
might get a nice endowment,
but it will be stuck wwith a
symbol which is at best in
bad taste and at worst
Stan Persky has given us a
chance to break from a
corrupt but time-honored
tradition. Let's not louse up
our chance.
The race is on for
chancellor, and although the
position at stake may not
seem that important, the
battle for it is.
If it is Stan Persky who is
handing out degrees later this
year rather than J.V. Clyne, a
new era in the history of
UBC may well have begun.
As Persky, the teacher and
former student radical
points out, the position of
chancellor has been handed
out to doddering old
capitalists who have survived
in the old boys network for a
long time. The chancellor is,
in effect, a symbol of the
university, and people such
as lumber baron Clyne have
made better symbols than
they themselves might think.
Let's face it, for all the
pious talk about how
independent UBC is from
the functions of society,
UBC is in fact tied in to the
system of corporate
exploitation in B.C. which
allows men like Clyne to
prosper wildly beyond their
needs while others live on
meager wages.
UBC is su ported by
money from people such as
Clyne and his mentor, H. R.
MacMillan, and with that
money UBC builds faculties
to help ensure that these
people can continue to reap
huge profits from our forests.
Many people believe the
fallacy that profits help
everyone, but this dismal
economy and its record
profits are proof to the
UBC has a great stake in
capitalism, and that stake is
epitomized in men such as
Persky is a socialist, and
he wants to make UBC a
place working for the benefit
Sea,^riroh^ewo"aii;h0e Guess who came to dinner and didn't talk?
benefits thus far.
As in the office at stake,
the word symbolic would be
the most appropriate one to
describe a Persky victory.
But  Stan  wants   more.
He wants to cut back on
We've just returned from
Christmas dinner at the Vanier
cafeteria. I'm glad to say it was a
very nice affair. We had (by
Vanier standards) an excellent
turkey dinner by candlelight,
complete with red tablecloths.
Special mention must be made of
JANUARY 6,  1978
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
CC. 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: Chris Gainor
VANCOUVER (PUNK) — As National Punk Rocker Day was
celebrated across the nation, the Ubyssey office was Inundated with their
very own special brand of torture. The festivities got off on a high note as
Chris (BWANA) Gainor decided .to utterly squash as many subversive
staffers as possible. Eliminated In one ultimate plop were Tommy
Hawthorn, Heather Conn, Marcus Gee, Steve Howard, and wee Ralphle
Maurer. "It was In the basic Interest of the students," shouted Kathy Fraud
and Matt King as they puked In harmonious unison. "Solidarity forever,"
cried pin-stabbed pooftahs Bruce Baugh, Greg Kyles, George Huey, Carol
Read, Nicholas Read, Les Wiseman, Merriiee Robson, David Morton, and
Paisley Woodward. Ex-cupple greats Ken Dodd and Terry Glavln conspired
on plelng the entire world. Those who found the goings-on diversionary,
such as Greg Edwards, Hugh Westrup (a Lowcallbur), Rick (the flick)
Schrelner, Maureen Curtis, and Dave Hancock, left to join Canada's best
CPC (M-L) rag. BUI Tieleman merely filled his cupmoblle with Chevron.
Michael MacLeod and Dave Dixon raced against time to meet the hair
dyeing deadline. The hole gang mocked El Rotundo's electoral defeat,
while praising El Presidente Bill's rise to fascism. "Hello, the Ubyssey,
Vancouver Sun farm team," replied the Inebriated phone as the whole
damn bunch was thrown Into garbage cans by true punk rocker Joe Clark,
Tweeds' fine decorating job which
actually gave the usually bland caf
a Christmas atmosphere. We even
had a distinguished guest over for
supper, Doug Kenny.
It was the first time many of us
had seen the man in the flesh. Too
bad he didn't even say hello to us.
Judging from the 20 or so people at
my table, who unanimously
wanted to hear the man say
something and in return give him a
Vanier welcome, many of the
residents would have liked to have
heard a short speech.
This did not happen, although I
am told Kenny was willing to
speak, because Steve Shober and
the Place Vanier residents
association (assorted MacKenzie
wimps) asked Kenny not to speak.
Well thank you very much Shober.
Who, by the way, along with the
PVRA spent the evening at the
head table chatting with Kenny.
(We hope he wasn't too bored.)
Who do you and your cronies
think you are? The residents of
Vanier pay the same fees you do to
go to this university of which
Kenny happens to be president.
Like it or not he's ours as much as
I personally feel this was an
extremely stupid decision,
although not entirely surprising
considering the combined PVRA
IQ doesn't surpass that of an
orange. Everyone I've talked to,
except two PVRA members, felt
denied and some left with the
feeling, "Are we too low for Kenny
to bother speaking to?"
The reason I was given was that
Bicyclist drowns thesis
I would like to tell you a story.
It happened on Nov. 25,1977, (it was raining hard). The time was approximately 2:26 p.m. There were about 5,000 people trying to cross the
intersection of Main Mall and University Boulevard.
A *$##%!& bicyclist was weaving his way through the pedestrian
strewn lake and up onto the sidewalk ramp with the wheelchair coming
down it, when he knocked my 498 thesis in to that ##%&')*$%#"" lake.
Then the car ran the stop sign at 37 kph, spraying the 5,000 with 4 cm of
water that lay in its path. The #$%&%$# car then ran over the blind girl's
white cane.
The car then proceeded to drive over my 498 and give me the same
sensation that the Engineers throw people in ponds to produce. I'm
##%%'")*!%$#&F%$#'&) ("#$&!"*)* pizzzedoff.
The wet one
the PVRA voted 'no speech'
because they didn't want to hear
speeches all night. Isn't our (haha)
PVRA intelligent? After a free
meal with wine, Kenny would have
been more than willing to stop
appearing aloof and give a short
speech. Perhaps a two-minute,
enjoy your meal, good luck with
your exams, and happy holidays.
This would have fit in nicely with
the almost formal atmosphere of
the dinner. If only Shober and his
boys had a gram of style we could
have had a special evening. On
behalf of most if not all of Vanier
(except the PVRA, which must
come from Totem), thanks once
again for making our minds up for
us. Say hello to the PVRA.
The enlightened TFRA
of Cariboo
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Letters should be signed and
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included
for oir information in the letter or
when valid reasons for anonymity
are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity,
legality, grammar or taste. Friday, January 6, 1978
Page 5
fuels crazies
A twisting, high-speed run down to
Peggy's Cove won't make it unless you've
been smoking and drinking all night, trying
to end a 10-day conference in Halifax of
Canada's anglophone student press on a
high note.
Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia's blustery
jewel and, according to Toronto's national
newsmagazine, Macleans, "a perfect, three-
dimensional picture postcard full of
weatherworn bpathouses and dinghies,
laceworks of fishing nets and the reigning
sentinel: a red-and-white lighthouse," is
definitely the right place to capture the
mood of the Maritimes. Macleans should
know. It always has its finger right on the
pulse of whatever it examines. And what
better way to purge oneself of conference
fever from the 40th annual meeting of the
Canadian University Press than to sample
seafood chowder and Digby scallops with
chips in a bitterly windy fishing village
where the unpredictable sea has a history of
sweeping tourists off the rocks, sending
them to a horrible death?
We all needed a little passive tourism to
clear our heads from that drug-stupored
circus of being cooped up in Halifax's formerly fashionable Lord Nelson Hotel, now
tarnished and shoddy around the edges, in
company with 160 of the cream of campus
journalism, each soul craving constant
. . . and sycophant
Then we had to face up to a swift ride to
the airport in our rented 1978 maroon
electric boat, followed by a devastating
tumble across the country with the people's
airlines. Nothing but the best for Canada's
student press. But after tense days of
hammering out national positions on
racism, sexism and Atlantic unemployment, not to mention the functions of the
organization, it's hard to keep quiet while
some bearded cowboy of a steward,
dreaming of being a friendly sea captain,
tells the passengers that in case of
emergency, one should grab the oxygen
mask and not the gorgeous stewardess.
"Don't worry," the stewardess told me.
"He's not flying the airplane."
And after sharing a hotel room with three
self-seeking mothers, including a
degenerating CUP vice-president, an incurable women-chaser, and a glad-handing
candidate for national office, all of whom
made the room a de facto public place,
forcing me to stay up all night getting crazy
and working on the conference's daily
newsletter, Peggy's Cove is indeed where
it's at.
Many Haligonians, hating their jobs,
dream of donning sou'westers and fighting
the gales to pull in lobster traps. The true
heart of the Maritimes!
Fighting the myth of homogeneous
Canadian culture, Maritimers honor the
memory of anti-Confederationist Joseph
Howe, and good news in the chronically
horrid Halifax dailies means re-runs of Old
Joe's writings.
One night a waiter called Labatt's 50 a
western imported beer, and the whole city
closes up at dark, so dining fashionably late
means leaving work at 3 p.m.
My function, as fifth member of a five-
person delegation, was to observe
dispassionately the phenomenon of conference fever, the tensions and delusions of
immediacy caused by high-pressure hotel
life, eating one over-salted and barely-
forgivable meal a day in the hotel (there
was no breakfast and I always got up too
late for lunch) and prowling the deserted
streets at night, craving food.
Many delerious delegates witnessed dawn
from the Paradise Bar and Grill, located in
the old dockyard area, a hang-out at which
the regulars' fine culture consists of crude
murals of Adam and Eve, and where on one
snowy night a couple of years ago I witnessed a police payoff while drinking with a
schizophrenic war veteran obsessed with
his Korean War Nightmares.
Some of my colleagues found it more
satisfactory to subsist on pastry-breaded
submarine sandwiches from a shop near the
hotel, their chief virtue being total absence
of taste. Unfortunately, the shop employee
had never made so many subs before, and
insulted the patrons by running amok or
mangling the food.
More adventurous delegates went next
door and sampled the Donairs, greasy
Greek fast food with an after burn. I came
home about five pounds lighter.
Diversion was hard to find as local
television cuts off at midnight with ob-
sequiesness towards the Queen, late movies
being apparently a thing of the future.
The merchants really have their act
together, pushing television ads which wish
you Merry Christmas while condemning you
to fry in hell if you don't visit Stan's Body
Shop, in the mud flats somewhere eight
miles south of the Armdale rotary.
There the merchants are willing to make
money off the Maritimer's insularity and
shared sense of mortality.
And a sign from the revised hotel act,
displayed in hotel rooms, informs guests
that the hotel isn't responsible for any
possessions of the guests, except for horses
and carriages left in the management's
I hadn't shaved in several days and I
didn't know that the bartender in the hotel
lounge meant when he asked me for ID. But
it became quite apparent minutes later that
the centre of the Maritimes' world still has
parochial elements when two drunks in-
terupted my attention to the Gator Bowl
football game, telling me they'd like to
imitate the good locals in the movie
All this served to reinforce the preoccupation at the conference with the theme of
"regionalism," the idea of decentralizing
decision-making power from the Ottawa
national office to the regions, because of
different regional interests.
You couldn't get to sleep, because if there
wasn't a party in your room, the door was
locked from the side by a couple seizing
some privacy for their fleeting relationship.
Others weren't so fussy, according to a
security guard who retold how four different
couples were caught openly humping in the
hotel's grungy stairwells, which indicates
the passion and desperation of these
relationships, especially because the
stairwells were well used after the elevators
broke down.
After a few days (We lost track of time, it
was like being on a long train ride, sleeping
intermittently and waking up for parties or
to attend one of the many committee
meetings) the elevators broke down for a
while, and I heard of three unfortunates
getting stuck in them.
Rob from the Langara Gleaner, who with
two others had warmed up for the trip by
blowing $62 on booze on the plane ride, left a
party in our eighth floor room at 8 a.m. one
morning to pound on doors as a member of
the wake-up committee (There were functions and rules for everything. The committee on advertising joked that it couldn't
take a shit without reading a submission
from their reps on the ad network board.)
and got stuck in an elevator car.
He wandered into the coffee chop shortly
after his release.
"Sorry I'm late," he mumbled. "I just got
stuck in the elevator for half a hour."
Rob had passed his time in the car computing   his   potential   terminal   velocity,
LOSER GAINOR . . . editor swept away by
depending on which floor he was stuck at,
and the resulting destruction of his body.
Then he told me his real worry.
"Somebody might get stuck in there and
miss a plenary session."
Actually, on my way to the coffee shop I
had stumbled out of the elevator on the
fourth floor and had heard his screams for
help and talked to a hotel worker who
thought Rob had claustrophobia and expressed the management's fear of lawsuits.
"Hell," he said. "I just want them to
entertain me in the bar for half an hour."
Rob had obviously lost all perspective,
and when we left Halifax a member of his
delegation told me they couldn't return on
their charter flight for five more days, but
they had only $30 left among them.
But there were far worse cases, including
a whole delegation living off one Chargex
card, and one soul who discovered at the
airport that he had lost his ticket back to
B.C. I witnessed many lost individuals from
the eye of the hurricane at the conference,
the newsletter production room. Like the
cop radio in downtown newsrooms, speakers
in the ceiling barked the proceedings of the
plenaries, while delegates beat out stories
on the day's events, accompanied by the
pulse of an overworked xerox machine.
At night, the Imperial Room's sound
system wasn't turned off, and private
political huddles were picked up by the
microphones, their sound booming through
various speakers in convention floor rooms,
broadcasting viscious slanders about the
national office staff.
In the newsroom we saw the delicacy
needed to communicate at a conference run
like a mini-United Nations. McGill Daily
editor Daniel Boyer suggested that there
should be a neutral room where delegates
from different regions could meet without
having to be debriefed by their delegations
As it turned out, the best chance for interregional discussion and to discuss different
possibilities for CUP was at the all-night
parties, because of the bitter confrontations
in the commmittee meetings and on the
plenary floor.
Consequently, the first few days were
—ken  dodd   photo
'Toban tide
spent furtively "feeling out" other delegates
and drunkenly bowling with wine bottles in
the hallways.
Debate on the plenary floor resembled
management-labor bargaining, with strong
papers leading weaker ones, candidates or
office seeking "air time," and delegates
making righteous speeches to play on guilt
feelings and influence voting.
Some guilt-ridden delegates, many of
whom were too involved in detail to catch
the overall flow, misunderstood the tough
bargaining process and, anxious to avoid a
confrontation, proposed weak amendments
to motions.
Heavy comic relief came in the form of a
pie which hit one filibustering delegate and
in the form of another fine individual who
cracked under the strain and suggested to
the assembly that it was being "uncool,"
and that the whole national office should be
dropped for a year to let things cool off.
It became evident that one way to stay
popular within the organization was to keep
a low profile and stay away from issues, a
staggering task considering that almost all
well-intentioned acts were met with unbridled cyncism.
Some greenhorns got carried away with
enthusiasm and ran for office. Conference
fever dictated decisions and some thought
they could "save" the organization, which
lurches along on sporadic infusions of cash.
This irrationality was fueled by a seven-
hour flu. which put most delegates on their
backs for half a day, providing a feverish
counterpoint for their crazed hungover
minds, but also appropriately short-lived,
like a lurching roller coaster.
And through eye movements and body
language, delegates revealed their desires,
then gossip flew as sordid stories came to
light. After living in a salt and pepper
shaker for a week and a half, social conventions such as prudify and humility gave
way to cynicism and forwardness.
Delegates will no doubt have trouble
describing what happended to those who
stayed home, and will probably resort to
mumbling about poor food and the difficulty
in not committing spontaneous and vicious
assault on hapless bystanders.
scene of bloody battles Page 6
Friday, January 6,  1978
Be prepared
to shuffle off
What's going to happen to your
new $1,000 amp with $500
turntable and $2,000 speakers if
you shuffle off this mortal coil
before you're ready?
You might think you're too
young to worry about writing a
will, but the information will be
useful sooner or later. It might be
a good idea to attend the
Vancouver People's Law School's
free course on wills and estates.
The course runs Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday from
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the
auditorium at the Vancouver
Public Library, 750 Burrard.
You must preregister for the
course. To do so, telephone
Summer fun
Here's a suggestion about
where you could go during the
summer if you get tired of being
on the UIC waterski team.
Applications are being
accepted between now and March
31 for Canadian delegates to the
Eleventh World Festival of Youth
Hot flashes
and Students which will be held
this year in Havana, Cuba in July.
The Canada festival
preparatory committee plans to
send between 300 and 500
delegates to represent Canadian
youth from all cultural and
economic groups.
Delegates will participate in
various intellectual, cultural,
athletic and social activities
designed to develop friendship
and understanding among young
If you're interested, write to
P.O Box 65804, Station F,
Vancouver V5N 5L3 or telephone
Flap/ack fest
Why not start the week at 7
a.m. (shudder) Monday with a
hearty pancake breakfast?
The UBC engineers are
sponsoring their second annual
charity breakfast, with proceeds
going to the CKNW orphan's
fund. You can show up for coffee,
red-eyes (?) and pancakes between
7 and 9:30 a.m. on the Main Mall.
In exchange for breakfast the
engineers will collect
contributions for the fund.
Co-sponsors are CKNW, the
Keg n' Cleaver and Labatts.
'Tween classes
Slide show and meeting, noon, SUB
SF writers and artists bring work or
progress  report,  noon,  SUB 212A.
If   you   applied   for   1978   summer
exchange   program,   phone   Guy  at
Informal   talk   on   tne  Banal  faith,
noon, SUB 115.
Sports      night,
Thunderbird gym A.
Executive     meeting,     noon,     SUB
Charity    Pancake    breakfast,    7    to
All candidates meeting for board of
governors    and    senate    candidates,
noon,    Graduate    Student    Centre
garden room.
Choir      practice,      newcomers
welcome,     7:15     to     9:15     p.m.,
International House.
Mandarin      class,      noon,      Bu.
This theory
What has become of
Yes, you may well ask, what
has become of philosophy. Well,
with any luek, Sir Alfred Ayer
might be able to answer that
question at the Vancouver
Institute lecture Saturday.
Ayers, a philosophy professor
at Oxford, will speak on the topic
in IRC 2 at 8 p.m. There is no
admission charge.
Torture talk
"We have vays of making you
This isn't a joke from an old
war movie, but a reality for
thousands of political prisoners
throughout the world, who face
brutal tortures and often death.
On their side, whatever the
ideology or country involved, is
Amnesty International, which is
today presenting Maggie Beirne
from its international secretariat
in London.
Beirne, who is peaking at noon
today in SUB 205, will speak on
tortures used against prisoners of
conscience throughout the world.
Graphic art
If you're interested in graphics,
you might want to attend the
exhibition in progress at UBC's
fine arts gallery in the main
library basement.
The Iconography of Desire, an
exhibition of graphic works by
Jennifer Dickson, will run until
Jan. 28.
The gallery is open Tuesday to
Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5
7:30      p.m.
9:30   a.m.,   Main   Mall   In   front
Guitar class, 6 p.m.. SUB 125.
Cantonese class, noon, Bu. 2239.
at 4463 W 10th Ave.
No Order Too Large
or Too Small
224-2121 MS 8-6:30
First Instalment is Due On Or Before
3299 W. 4th Ave
Big or Small Jobs
begins again Friday, January 6 in Gym E, Winter
Sports Complex, at 7:00 p.m.
new members, with or without experience, are welcomed to
join in the 1978 session.
The membership fee of $15.00 will cover:
— use of club equipment
— BCFA & CFA registration fees.
— professional coaching
— entry fee to the BC Novice Tournament
Mondays: 7:30 - 10:30 p.m., Fridays: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Fencing Team
Try-Outs for 1978
all members of the UBC Fencing Club who are interested in
trying out for the men or women's team should meet in Gym
E, Winter Sports Complex, on Jan. 9th at 7:30 p.m. Be
prepared to fence with electric equipment.
Beginning September, 1978, the Department of Music, York University, will
offer a master's programme in
The Musicology of Contemporary Cultures
Cross-cultural studies involving research and fieldwork, with an emphasis on
Canadian and New World contexts. The course is supported by a broad base of
undergraduate offerings in Western and non-Western music, jazz, composition, and experimental media.
Address letters of enquiry lo:
Music Department
Room 336 Stong College
York University
4700 Keele Street
Downsview, Ontario
M3J 1P3
Winter Courses in
The University of British Columbia Reading, Writing, and
Study Skills Centre is offering a number of non-credit
courses in reading, writing, vocabulary and study skills
development commencing the week of January 21, 1978.
Classes last for 7 to 10 weeks and meet in Mechanical
Engineering Annex A.
For registration information call 228-2181, loc. 245.
Pre-registration is required for all classes.
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BOO NIGHT — Monday, January 9th,
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Brutal torture now common
In June of 1977, several hundred students
and teachers were arrested in Morocco for
suspected political activities.
Those arrested have since been held incommunicado in secret detention centres,
where they have frequently been severely
tortured. The tortures include being
suspended for long periods of time by the
wrists and ankles, and being beaten,
especially the eyes and genitals.
The security police use torture methods
during interrogation of suspects in order to
extract confessions and information.
Suspects have to wait months, even years,
before they are brought to trial.
Prison conditions are often grossly
inadequate, and families of the prisoners
live in constant fear of imprisonment, of
being harmed by the government.
Such things do not occur in Morocco alone.
They are a very horrifying reality in well
over 90 countries of the world; in South
America, Central America, Africa, Asia, the
U.S. and the Soviet bloc countries.
Every year there are a very large number
of people imprisoned for their political or
religious beliefs, for their racial
backgrounds or for other such reasons. It is
estimated that the number of such prisoners
totals hundreds of thousands throughout the
Torture is being used more and more as
an instrument of routine government administration. People considered undesirable
by governments disappear or are executed.
In 1977 there were numerous reports of such
occurrences, especially in Uganda under the
rule of Idi Amin Dada.
These occurrences are in direct violation
of human rights as outlined in the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights adopted Dec.
10, 1948 by the general assembly of the
United Nations.
The Universal Declaration of Human
Rights deals with the rights and freedoms
which should be accorded to every human
being irrespective of "religion, race, color,
sex, language, political or other opinion,
national or social origin, property, birth or
other status." There are four articles in the
declaration which are particularly
Article 5: No one shall be subjected to
torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading
treatment or punishment.
Article 9: No one shall be subjected to
arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
Article 18: Everyone has the right to
freedom of thought, conscience and
religion. . .
Article 19: Everyone has the right to
freedom of opinion and expression. . .
All four rights are violated continuously,
but the most horrifying, inhuman violation
is that which involves torture. In one year
alone there were more than 40 violating
states. Torture methods are unimaginably
cruel. In Equatorial Guinea, for example,
political prisoners have had their eyes
gouged out; they have been forced to stand
for days in a pit up to their necks in mud and
water; they have been confined for days
without food, light, bed or toilet facilities in
cells too small to allow for standing up or
lying down.
In Rhodesia a common method of interrogating students is with the "towel and
hose," where the victims are stripped
naked, towels are put over the face and
running water is sprayed in the mouth and
nose to cause a drowning effect. This is
similar to the "wet submarine" where the
prisoner is nearly suffocated by being immersed in water or urine.
A horizontal stick from which a prisoner is
hung by the knees with his hands and ankles
tied together is called the "parrot's perch."
Another method is to put a helmet, which
magnifies screams, on the head of the
prisoner and then to flog him severely.
In many countries, and especially in the
USSR, dissidents are declared insane and
are placed in mental hospitals where they
are "treated" with drugs which have
horrible side effects, and cause much
physical pain and mental anguish.
One could go on and on. The most common
methods of torture are beating, electric
shocks, rape of both men and women
(sometimes by trained dogs) and burnings.
To most of us living in Canada, atrocities
such as those described above are not
realities. To some of us even,"the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights is almost a
laughing matter because we have so much
freedom; we can say what we want, do what
we want, believe what we want. (Though
here too there are cases in which human
rights are violated. Racial discrimination in
jobs is an example.)
UNDER ARREST ... first step of torture for the world's prisoners of conscience.
It is very hard for us to realize that people
are oppressed all over the world. But they
Try to imagine the following situation.
You are a member of the Liberal Party of
Canada. There has been an election, the
Conservatives have come to power. The
leader of the Conservatives announces that
he is going to make himself dictator and that
all parties except the Conservative party
are abolished.
Because you have been an active member
of the Liberal party you are considered a
threat to the regime. The police (who are in
league with the government) come to your
house and arrest you. You are put in a prison
where there are 10 prisoners per eight-foot
by six-foot cell. The food is vile and there is
little of it.
The toilet is overflowing and there is a
terrible stench coming from it. The whole
place is filthy. When you are taken out for
Services c'tee
needs your help
I think it is safe to say that a large
number of students at UBC are unaware of
the types of "student services" available
on campus.
Whether it is the office of student services, the dean of women's office, the
awards office or health services, very few
people know of the broad range of support
services that are available.
With this in mind, it was interesting to
note that last November, the university's
board of governors requested that a
review of the "total spectrum" of services
provided for students be examined. This
review was largely prompted by the
resignation of Margaret Fulton as dean of
women. (The question of Fulton's successor will be in abeyance until the review
is complete.)
A committee has now been formed and
intends to perform this review over the
period of the next three months. Members
of this committee include Ruth White
(Chairperson), Katherine Brearley, C.
Finnegan, Richard Tees, Myrne Nevison
and Joan Reynertson. Student members
include myself, plus one other student to
be named by the student representative
Our task is to advise the president's
office on the range, effectiveness and
organization of those parts of student
services concerned with student counselling and to advise the president's office
about measures which might lead to
possible improvement of the counselling
The areas devoted to counselling include
the current office of student services, the
office of the dean of women and, in part,
the awards office, International House and
student health services.
Dave Giles is Alma Mater Society
director of services and a longtime student
hack. Perspectives is open to all members
of the UBC community. Keep those opinion
pieces coming, folks.
With this in mind, the committee shall
examine the range of desirable student
counselling service and the possible
redirection of present services to address
problems presently not covered. To do
this, it shall:
• Discuss the flexibility of the counselling service to mount new programs as
• Review the effectiveness of the
present counselling services including
their management;
• Consider the possible reorganization
of counselling services, including the
possible integration of some services;
• Consider the desirability of the future
relocation of counselling services possibly
combining some of them into a single site;
• Discuss the relation of the Office of
Day Care Coordinator — presently being
established — to other student services;
• Consider measures to provide the
optimum cooperation between the Canada
Manpower Office and the various parts of
student services.
Clearly, the task is a large one and the
committee has a rather short time period
(three months) to perform this review. It
is imperative, then, for the Committee to
get input from students as soon as
We'd like to hear from concerned
students about their experiences with any
of the current "student services," their
suggestions about improving student
services and any other thoughts they
might like to share.
As you can see, we're asking for feedback, both positive and negative in order
to do the best possible job for students.
If you feel you have something you'd like
to contribute you can send it to me care of
Room 254, SUB or you can phone me at 228-
3961. But, if you have the time to drop by,
I'm usually available every noon hour
through the week or I can arrange a time
that would be convenient.
interrogation, you refuse to answer all the
questions put to you.
You are flogged till your back bleeds and
you can hardly stand. Next day you are
taken to a special torture chamber where
electric shocks are applied to your body,
especially to your eyes, while you lie
stretched out on a metal frame.
This goes on day after day. You are not
allowed to communicate with anybody.
Your family lives in constant fear. Your
brother and father have both lost their jobs,
your sister has been kicked out of the
university, all because you were an active
Finally you are sent to a detention camp
way up north where you are set to building a
road. After three years you are brought to
trial, accused of being a danger to the state.
The trial is closed to the public. It is conducted by one judge there is no jury and you
have no defence. You are sentenced to death
and executed.
This sort of thing happens every day, all
over the world. How would you feel if it
happened to you? And realistically it could
It is not right that we should live here in
comparative safety, well-being and freedom
without caring or even knowing about the
crimes which are being committed against
humanity all over the world. We all talk
about what a stinking world this is, what a
corrupt society we live in. But we forget that
it is up to us to do something about it.
We also seem to forget that in the end
freedom in a country depends largely on the
extent to which human rights are respected
by the government. There are more countries in the world that grossly abuse human
rights than there are countries that do not
abuse human rights.
The latter are the countries where there is
the most freedom. We must either try to
extend this freedom throughout the world or
face the possibility of losing it.
The challenge of human rights violation
has not been ignored. For instance, the international non-partisan organization
Amnesty International works in many ways
to secure the release or protection of
prisoners around the world.
AI has more than 100,000 members in 78
countries and it is becoming quite effective.
Since 1961 about 8,000 prisoners adopted by
Amnesty International have been released
with the help of AI's intervention. Last year
Amnesty International was awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize and a special vote of
support for its cause was passed by the
Canadian Parliament. There are also many
other human rights groups.
A Brazilian journalist, Vladimir Hertzog,
who is now dead, once said, "If we lose our
capacity to be outraged when we see others
submitted to atrocities, then we lose our
right to call ourselves civilized human
Ewa Czaykowski is the secretary of
Amnesty UBC, the campus branch of
Amnesty International, which is sponsoring
a speaker today on international torture
from AI's headquarters in London. See hot
flashes for the time and place. Page 8
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Dickson's Iconography of Desire: Eros and Art
The first Page Friday cover of the new year features a painting called
The Drama of the Captive by Jennifer Dickson, which is part of an
exhibition of her works at the UBC Fine Arts Gallery entitled The
Iconography of Desire. More pictures and a review of the showing
appear on PF 2.
Heart and Dolly Parton both performed in Vancouver last December,
and their concerts are reviewed on PF 3.
On the film scene, reviews of Saturday Night Fever and The Good-bye
Girl appear on PF 4, and the Planetarium show on UFOs and Close
Encounters of the Third Kind are reviewed on PF 5. On PF 7 there is a
feature on the open-screenings program at Pacific Cinematheque.
Cross-country skiing is rapidly gaining in popularity, and an article on
this alternative to the more commercial downhill skiing appears on PF
The exhibition of the N.E. Thing Company at the Vancouver Art
Gallery is criticized on PF 6.
Pacific Life Community's graphic display in protest against the
money spen^ on armaments each year is the subject of a feature on PF
The Sunshine Man, a book by Canadian author D. M. Clark, is
reviewed on PF 9.
Vista closes this week's issue on PF 9. art
Dickson challenges sexual iconography
Jennifer Dickson portrays
relationships between ourselves
and our bodies and fantasies,
poetry, and mystical symbols in
her series of prints The
Iconography of Desire. These
prints, which are beautifully
colored and mounted, reflect
Dickson's perfectionism and long
The Iconography of Desire
Jennifer Dickson, R.A.
Fine Arts Gallery,
January 6-28.
Dickson who is internationally
known, now works with
photographs, which she transfers
to an etching plate and adds
watercolours to.
The Iconography of Desire
consists of samples of her work
since 1966. The oldest prints depict
human figures and symbols from
alchemy, astrology, and tarot
cards. The Song of Songs series
depicts women's bodies and flowers in stylized, abstract forms. The
Sweet Death and Other Pleasures
prints (1971-72) carry the same
occult themes, with additions of
Venetian prints and extracts from
the Cantos of Ezra Pound.
In her Homage to Don Juan
series (1974-75), Dickson attempts
"to set up pictorial equivalents of
states-of-mind. In these, man
relates to the natural world, and by
entering it through silence and
meditation, becomes part of the
force of nature."
Body Perceptions (1974-75) attempts "to involve the viewer in
the celebration of the body",
Dickson says. "They imply rather
than state feelings of joy, tenderness and vulnerability . . .
Currently touted porno books and
movies smack to me more of the
buther's shop, than of eroticism. I
search for a more secret means to
reach out and touch those who wish
to be embraced."
Dickson uses body fragments
(hands, lips, breasts, eyes), hair,
vinyl, and plaster body casts in
these prints. They are inspired by
cosmetic  advertisements,   and
show the stock pictures of parted
lipsticked lips and elegant hands.
However, Dickson is protesting
these commercial fantasies. The
elegant hands are shown with
alchemy symbols and palm-
reading diagrams. The Marilyn
Monroe-type lips are beside
mouths filled with decayed teeth.
Body Perceptions: Shell/Vinyl is
one of the better prints. It shows a
woman listening to a large seashell
against a background of a woman's
body and black vinyl. The vinyl
looks like old, tough skin and is a
prophecy for the rest of the picture.
Dickson, herself over forty now, is
against our society which still
thinks women are finished as soon
as they age.
Dickson feels, probably
correctly, that her best work is in
her new Secret Garden series.
These prints are made from photo-
etching on zinc and are hand-tinted
in watercolors. They depict a
man's and a woman's (Dickson's)
bodies from various views. The
bodies are scattered with flowers
and birds, emphasizing the sensuality Dickson expresses. Dickson
also employs symbols — a feather
for the male, child's hands across
the woman's abdomen to signify
Dickson wishes to challenge
established limitations that "freely
explore and exploit the female
nude while treating the male body
as something private and
sacrosant." Her skill in coloring
serves to emphasize the prints'
sensuality.  "Dream of the Cap
tive" is printed in three colour
schemes. The pastel-tinted print is
romantic, the sepia-toned print is
like an old memory with its brown
flowers; the red-toned print is
suffused with sensuality.
"I look from my cage into the
secret garden. Between birth and
death, if the door is left un-latched
long enough for us to wander, life
en-snares us," Dickson wrote
"Timelessness is within, the
garden/reality and mortality
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Dean of Women's Office
Career Orientation
for Women
Thursday, January 12, 1978, 12:30 -
2:00 p.m. Buchanan Building Room 102
Jan O'Brien,
The Province
Linda Hossie,
Vancouver Sun
Ann Petrie,
CBC Radio "Three's Company"
Judy Piercy,
CBC TV "Hourglass"
Kay Smith,
CBC TV Producer
Maryke Gilmore, Assistant to the
Dean of Women, Career Counsellor
the new
11:30a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Page Friday, 2
Friday, January 6,  1978 musicl
Parton charm leaves audience smiling
To the hip elite it is a night to be
seen there, to grandmothers it's
one of the. few nights they feel
excited enough to venture away
from their knitting, for good ol'
boys it's a night to fall in love, and
for a lot of people it is a night to
find out what all the fuss is about.
A Dolly Parton concert brings out
the faithful fans, the religious, the
lecherous, the tacky, and the
curious. When Dolly brought her
show to the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre the audience proved her
statement that the world is God's
coloring book. Affluent young
going-places couples rubbed
elbows with cowboys who wore T-
shirts with Dolly emblazoned
across the chests. Rednecks in Mac
truck caps ogled the transvestite
Dolly lookalikes and longhairs
tried to avoid the glances of their
Dolly Parton seems to be the new
phenomenon which is sweeping the
contemporary music world. The
complete antithesis of the other
phenomenon, punk rock, Dolly is
the epitome of sincerity, religion,
faith and homespun pleasantness.
To top it off she seems to have real
composing and vocal talent
coupled with a physical presence
which for some has as much eye-
pleasing feminine pulchritude as
all three of Charlie's Angels rolled
into one.
The story of Dolly's rise to
prominence is the classic Country
and Western success story. Hailing
from the Great Smoky Mountain
foothills of Tennessee, Dolly was
the fourth of a dozen children and
in the classic scenario her parents
were poor but Dolly was happy.
According to legend, she made her
first guitar out of an old mandolin
and two bass guitar strings (figure
that one out) at the age of seven
and in high school took up the snare
drum in the marching band. On the
day after high school graduation,
Dolly packed hef gear and headed
to Nashville where, once again
according to legend, she existed on
hot dog relish and mustard. Then
in 1967 her big break came when
she teamed up with Porter
Waggoner with whom she toured
and recorded several country
albums. Her career took off and
she became the reigning Queen of
country music with such hit singles
as Jolene, Love is Like a Butterfly,
and I will Always Love You.
Recently, Parton has made a
major bid for mainstream pop
acceptance. Her entry into a more
widespread audience came with
the recording of several of her
compositions by the likes of Maria
Muldaur, Linda Ronstadt and
Emmylou Harris. Then last year
Dolly decided to make a jump
towards her self-proclaimed desire
to become a superstar. Abandoning the Travelling Family
Band, which had been made up of
members of her own family, she
recorded New Harvest, First
Gathering, an album which began
the murmurs of a whole new
listening audience. Highlighted by
Jackie Wilson's Higher and
Higher, the album leaned toward a
rock and soul feel without abandoning her beloved country style.
Then in December of last year,
Here You Come Again was
released and things really took off.
The title tune is now a hit single
which is conquering both FM and
AM markets, and everyone from
Barbara Walters to Johnny Carson
is interviewing her.
What can account for this sudden
and is unafraid to be a country girl
despite the growing sophistication
of her audiences. In her skin-tight
costumes and bouffant wigs she is
a complete individual who is
unafraid to laugh at her own kit-
Her show in Vancouver was a
complete delight. Entering the
spotlight in a black and silver-
white costume and wearing a wig
DOLLY .. . down home country
interest in an entertainer who was
previously the domain of country
music listeners? Well, for one
thing, she's great. Her voice is
sweet enough to make Idi Amin
weep and is competent enough to
make critics rave. As a stage
presence she is charming, sincere
sweetness with impressive talent
which blossomed around her head
like a Sassoon nightmare, she did a
set of all her most famous songs
such as Jolene, Higher and Higher,
Apple Jack and Coat of Many
Colors to which the audience
responded with raucous shouts of
appreciation  and  wolf  whistles.
Her stage patter is a bit corny but
it is heartfelt. Self-mockery is a
charming part of her rapport with
the audience, for instance when
she noted the amount of binoculars
in the audience she giggled, "I
know what you fellas are looking at
but believe me you don't need
binoculars' to see them" and "I
write a lot of sad songs, in fact
some of them are downright
Despite her vampire-length
fingernails, she accompanied
herself proficiently on guitar for
Tennessee Mountain Home and
another as yet unreleased song
which she repeated as if the speed
selector on the record player had
switched from 33-1/3 to 45 rpm. She
sounded like Alvin and the Chipmunks.
From her new album she did
Two Doors Down and Here You
Come Again which the novice
Parton fans could sing along with.
During the latter song she broke
down giggling when she sighted
two transvestites in the audience.
Dolly is a phenomenon and a
refreshing one at that. It seems
inevitable that she will achieve her
goal of superstardom.
According to the blurb in her
program booklet (complete with
centrefold poster), "When people
leave a Dolly Parton show, they
leave with the feeling of 'I'm really
glad I came; I feel better than I did
when I got here.' " And I'll be
damned if it isn't true.
Heart returns as conquering heros and heroines
It's still difficult to believe that
barely two years ago, Heart made
that momentous European tour
which propelled the band into
international stardom. It's even
more difficult to believe that just
prior to that tour, the band had
been subsisting on earnings from
the high school dance and club
circuit in Vancouver.
Needless to say, Vancouver, the
town in which Heart had formerly
been based, has been sloth-like in
its expression of appreciation for a
homegrown product. That
homegrown product has blossomed
into a hot commodity. Heart is now
a top international act, packing
them in at sports arenas and music
halls across the continent and
overseas. Considering the ability of
Vancouverites to keep abreast of
the times in culture and fashion,
it's not difficult to see why they
have been so oblivious to Heart's
conquests in Europe for such a long
Now that the band has
established itself as a formidable
rock entity here and abroad,
Vancouver unashamedly claims
Heart for its very own. In reality,
the band originated from Seattle,
had a brief stint up here, and has
since then gone back across the
Heart is still embroiled in that
seemingly interminable legal
dispute with Mushroom Records.
To recapitulate, the members of
the band had not been overly enthused about the conditions of their
recording contract with
Mushroom. They decided to jump
their contract and hightail it across
the border to record with another
company. Heart now records for
Last Thursday evening, Heart
returned to Vancouver amid the
cheers of a warm and receptive
sell-out crowd. They had been
scheduled to appear at the
Coliseum during the Pacific
National Exhibition, but because of
the threat of a lawsuit from
Mushroom, had deemed it wise not
to perform here. A temporary
resolution of differences under the
auspices of the FM 99 Children's
fund permitted the band to appear
last Thursday evening for the first
time in about two years.
The opening act was another
Seattle-based group, Grail and
Company. The band's performance was as memorable as its
name. Relying on highly energized
rock and roll, an attempt was
made to win over the affections of
the audience through sheer decibel
bombardment. Despite being
fairly competent, Grail and
Company were dull and
This was apparent in their own
compositions as well as their
dependence on the material of
other artists (Steppenwolf and
Ronny Montrose). Originality
within the band was negligent if not
nonexistent. At the end of their
brief set, the bassist-lead vocalist-
master of ceremonies for the band
shouted that they would quickly
depart since the audience, whom
he was addressing, were impatient
for Heart to come onstage. It
wouldn't be too much of a
presumption to say. that he had also
sensed that the audience was not
impressed by the band's performance. Grail and Company
were not asked for an encore.
After an uncomfortably long
wait between acts, Heart made a
dramatic entrance amid mellotron
swells and dry-ice smoke. Then the
bottom fell out. The group showed
a lack of good judgment by opening
with Dream of the Archer, a
lethargic and directionless
'lullaby' (unintentionally so) from
the album Little Queen. This was
followed by another two songs
from that album, Keep Our Love
Alive and the pop tune Say Hello.
Both of these were also performed
listlessly and unconvincingly. For
a while, it would seem as though
the audience was in for a very
disheartening evening, with no
hope of salvaging the remainder of
the concert. Little Queen had been
hastily slapped together, an inferior follow-up album to
Dreamboat Annie, and the  live
rendition of its songs did not do
them any justice, either.
Strangely enough, it was another
song from Little Queen, the gut-
level rocker Kick It Out which
finally provided some measure of
salvation. From that point, Heart
removed some of our deepest
doubts, and proved to some extent
that their international success has
not been a fluke. From Little
Queen, the bank catapulted into
material from Dreamboat Annie
which included the blissful title
track and the streamlined,
skillfully arranged Crazy on You.
Only then was Heart able to
display its wares: Ann Wilson's
raw, throaty vocals that could
surpass a Robert Plant on a good
night, simple, yet effective harmonies, a fairly tight rhythmic
anchor provided by bassist Steve
Fossen and drummer Michael
Derosier, and the dexterous rhyth-
m guitar and mandolin playing of
Nancy Wilson. Nancy also gave the
audience an acoustic guitar solo,
the Sylvan Song, a piece she wrote
herself, which was nothing short of
Heart has adopted as its stage
persona the image of a band of
wayfaring minstrels, roving
vagabonds who will play enthusiastically for a few tossed
coins. Ann, the paragon of earthy
vitality herself, exudes a rustic
charm despite a lack of that
charisma found in more polished
and seasoned performers such as
Bette Midler and David Bowie. She
is very casual, yet very engaging
as spokeswoman for the group.
Behind the facade of the gentle
and meek wandering minstrel, or
rather in spite of it, lies a rock
powerhouse which can blow the
roof off the Coliseum when
Heart was generous enough to
grant the audience two encores,
the first an explosive rendition of
Led Zeppelin's Rock and Roll and
the second a moving interpretation
of Harry Nilsson's Without You.
Heart, after a lethargic start,
turned in a fine, if not an overwhelming brilliant performance
The concert was a nice
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Page Friday, 3 Saturday Night is solid entertainment
Don't look for any profound
socio-philosophical statements in
this movie. Despite being based on
Nick Cohn's sociological report in
the New York magazine, Tribal
Rites of the New Saturday Night,
Saturday Night Fever thrives on
its entertainment value rather
than its ability to convey a
message. As entertainment, it is
wholly successful. The obligatory
amount of sex and violence serves
to ensnare the attention of the
audience. After that, vicarious
involvement is inevitable as Tony,
the hero in the film, becomes a
focus for our sympathies.
Saturday Night Fever
Directed by John Badham
At the Capitol 6
Spawned by such classic predecessors as Rebel Without a
Cause and West Side Story,
Saturday Night Fever is a regurgitation of that now-antiquated
theme: the existence of a youthful
counterculture within the preexisting establishment. Predictably, the setting, now updated, is
that seedy suburban district in
New York, Brooklyn.
Our new James Dean is Tony, a
young Italian high school graduate
whose only outstanding attribute is
his disco dancing prowess. His
lifeblood is in the 2001: Space
Odyssey discotheque to which he
escapes every Saturday night from
a futureless job at the hardware
store arid a hostile, contemptuous
father. If television's syrupy-
sweet, angelically harmonious
families are at one extreme,
Tony's family is at the opposite
Every Saturday night, Tony
flaunts his fast and fluid footwork
on the dance floor before admiring
onlookers. Sensing his dancing
superiority, everyone allows him
to take his place front and centre
on stage. Inevitably, Tony enters
the 2001's dancing contest, which
Good-bye Girl is Ross's best
Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl is
one of the best comedies of the
year. It is a witty and touching love
story that could become one of the
big hits of the season.
The Goodbye Girl
Directed by Herbert Ross
Vancouver Centre Theatre
Marsha Mason stars as an ex-
Broadway dancer who has been
living with a New York stage actor
for a couple of years. When the
story begins she and her young
daughter are preparing to move to
California where her boyfriend will
be making a T.V. movie.
But for Paula things never seem
to work out. The boyfriend flies the
coop to Italy to work in the new
Bertolluci picture and sublets the
apartment to a struggling actor
from Chicago.
Determined to keep the apartment she refuses to allow the new
tenant, Elliot Garfield to move in.
Eventually a compromise is
reached  and   Paula   and   her
daughter agree to share the
apartment with the actor.
Richard Dreyfuss is the standout of the picture as Elliot in what
may just be his best screen performance yet. He avoids repeating
all the little mannerisms that he
has overworked in recent pictures
and creates a very full and likeable
He shows himself to be one of the
most versatile actors in Hollywood
in a part which requires a great
deal from him.
His comic timing, in scenes such
as the one where he comes home
drunk after the critics have panned
his interpretation of a gay Richard
III, has never been better. And he
handles the dramatic moments
In one of the best scenes in the
film Dreyfuss explains to Paula's
daughter Lucy that he and her
mother are in love and that he
loves her too. It is a touching,
comic and dramatic moment
which shows the best of both
Dreyfuss and Quinn Cummings.
Cummings is the latest in a
series of engaging and talented
child actresses to emerge and her
fine performance rivals anything
that either Tatum O'Neal or Jody
Foster have done.
Marsha Mason has the weakest
of the major roles which is odd
considering that it was written for
her by her husband. But for the
most part she rises above the
simpy aspects of her role and gives
a satisfying performance. She
shines when she is angry.
Herbert Ross is a fine journeyman director who is having a
good year. His other current
release The Turning Point is enjoying good reviews and strong
audience support.
He usually does a credible job on
any film he is involved with and
when he has a good script, and this
is Simon's best, and an excellent
cast he can turn out a fine movie.
And that is what The Goodbye
Girl is. It is Ross' best picture since
Play It Again Sam and finally
establishes Dreyfuss as the major
talent he has long shown signs of
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place finisher. He chooses for his
partner, Stephanie, a 'snotty bitch'
whose socio-economic status is a
mere rung above his.
There is no question that John
Travolta, who plays Tony, has
made a successful transition from
television comedy to a leading
dramatic role in cinema. His antics
as Vinny Bah-bah-bah-bahbarino
on the Welcome Back Hotter series
were an inadequate indication of
his acting capacities. His debut
starring role in Saturday Night
Fever reveals hitherto untapped
Less convincing is the performance of Karen Lynn Gorney
whose Brooklynese accent is
somewhat belabored. Her part as
Stephanie is also her first major
role in a feature film.
It's a mystery to no one that
Saturday Night Fever capitalizes
on the current popularity of the
disco craze. Afficionadoes of more
sophisticated and complex music
aside, the film showcases some of
the best from this genre of music.
The Bee Gees perform previously
unreleased material such as the
film's opening number, Staying
Alive, to whose infectious beat
John Travolta and others jaunt on
a busy Brooklyn street, and the
beautifully melodic hit single How
Deep Is Your Love.
Saturday Night Fever is a slick
production, an accurate but
perhaps overstated reflection of its
real-life counterpart, the nocturnal
drama of the discotheque scene.
Travolta spent months in honing
his newly learned disco-dancing
skills specifically for his role in the
film. The end product of his labors
is some pretty impressive footwork
and body gyrations. However, it's
very unlikely that you'll see
anyone recreating his dancing
performance in any of the discos
downtown. Nevertheless, the
cinematography is superb as the
cameras capture Travolta and
other dancers in some excellent
dance sequences.
The action in the film proceeds at
a rapid, taut pace, leaving few
breakages within which the
audience is lulled into a state of
boredom. Saturday Night Fever
has a bittersweet quality about it,
with characters the audience can
readily empathize with and relate
All in all, Saturday Night Fever
is a cohesive, marketable package
of entertainment that delivers. It's
not a film that will be subjected to
any in-depth analysis in university
drama courses. Artistic and
esthetic value aside, it's difficult to
see anyone being disappointed
when they see this film. Besides,
who would pass up an opportunity
to see John Travolta's Kirk
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UFOs: Close Encounters close to truth
Since time immemorial, humans
have been fascinated by the
prospect of encountering beings
whose intelligence and powers are
on par with or surpass their Own.
This fascination has been
manifested in the fabrication of
gods and deities which have helped
to account for various natural
phenomena. Mythology and
religion provided answers to
otherwise incomprehensible,
unfathomable, and unpredictable
Unidentified Flying Objects
The Planetarium
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Directed by Stephen Spielberg
Vogue Theatre
events in nature which lay beyond
our sphere of control.
In addition to the more mundane
events of nature such as the rising
and setting of the sun and the
cyclic progression of the seasons,
humans have been profoundly
influenced by the more anomalous
expressions of nature. The eruption of a long dormant volcano or
the appearance of a fiery-tailed
heavenly body in the daytime sky
spurred vigorous imaginations to
form possible explanations.
From myth and superstition,
humans have within the span of a
century propelled themselves into
a Renaissance of scientific and
technological thought. Yet the
mystique of the possible existence
of a more highly intelligent life-
form remains. This fascination has
received new expression through
obsession with the UFO
phenomenon. A mysterious object
in the nighttime sky becomes not a
god or an omen of supernatural
origins, but a spacecraft piloted by
beings from another world.
After a staccato burst of enthused interest in the sixties,
UFOlogy once more has a
maniacal grip on the pulse of the
populace. This revived interest in
UFOs has largely been a result of
the two films, Star Wars and Close
Encounters of the Third Kind.
Admittedly, there had already
been a sizeable mass of literature
on the subject before the release of
these two pictures and encounters
with alien beings has been a
common theme in science-fiction
stories and novels.
However, Star Wars and Close
Encounters brought the subject to
the 'illiterate' masses, who are
often too lazy or not motivated
enough to leaf through non-fiction
books about UFOs or the works of
Robert Heinlein or Arthur Clarke.
Easier to sit in a movie theatre and
allow a parade of images to impress upon you new and novel ideas
than to struggle to extract them
from 100-page books.
The H. R. MacMillan
Planetarium's production
Unidentified Flying Objects is both
a response to the past success of
similar Planetarium presentations
and an attempt to capitalize on the
success of the film Close Encounters. And of course, like most
other Planetarium shows, it is
purely factual.
Essentially, Unidentified Flying
Objects can be divided into two
parts. The first attempts to show
how reports of sightings can be
nullified and accounted for by
naturally occurring phenomena
and man-made objects. These
natural phenomena include the
planet Venus, the aurorae or
Northern Lights, and the very
rarely occurring ball lightning.
Some man-made objects that have
been mistaken for alien spacecraft
in the past are satellites and
aeroplanes. Apparently, the
overzealousness of people to
readily report sightings of UFOs is
indicative of a need to satiate a
thirst for sensationalism. After all,
over 90 percent of UFOs sighted
have been expounded to be more
commonplace, down-to-earth
The second portion of the
program draws the attention of the
audience to the small percentage
of flying objects that have not been
identified. Three reports of such
encounters are mentioned as
examples of events that could
trigger erudite speculation about
the existence of extraterrestrial
One of the most difficult cases to
believe is that of Herb Schirmer,
who had been a police sergeant
during his fateful encounter of the
third kind. Schirmer had reported
that he had actually encountered
the inhabitants of a flying saucer.
He said that he had also been inside
the spacecraft, an incident whose
details he could recall only under a
hypnotic trance induced by
scientists. As a consequence of his
willingness   to  share  his   ex-
ability to inspire awe and romance
rather than from any originality.
The credibility of the events in the
story provides additional strength.
To do the special effects for Close
Encounters, Spielberg drafted
Doug Turnbull, a well-known
master of illusion on the movie
screen. Turnbull did the effects for
2001: A Space Odyssey and Silent
Running. In many ways, he found
the special effects for Close Encounters to be more of a challenge
than those for his earlier films,
since all the action is earthbound.
Consequently, the illusions had to
be more believable. Some of
Turnbull's handiwork in Close
Encounters include fantastic
images of cloud turbulence,
luminous spacecraft swooping
down from the skies at blinding
velocities, and disruptive,
poltergeist-like activity in various
attempt to clarify a recurring
Dreyfuss comes across as a
suburbanite bumpkin who because
of his privileged information acts
in some bizarre ways. His
portrayal of Neary could easily be
mistaken as part of a television
sitcom spliced onto the reel of a
film supposedly dealing with a
serious topic. Nevertheless, Neary
ultimately clarifies his vision by
constructing it out of everything
imaginable, from clods of earth
from the backyard, to shaving
cream, and to food that just happened to be lying around in the
kitchen. A flickering image on the
television screen confirms that
Neary's vision is that of Devil's
tower in Wyoming, the location of
the climactic encounter with the
In many ways, Neary is the
fictional equivalent to Herb
Schirmer. Because of his stubborn
perience, the townspeople
threatened his life, burned him in
effigy, and his wife divorced him.
After quitting his job, he found it
difficult to find another. One single
incident had brought many hardships to Schirmer, but he still
refused to deny his initial claims.
Unidentified Flying Objects is a
concise condensation of the deluge
of literature and information on the
provocative and exciting subject of
UFOs, which is still growing. It
serves as an interesting
audiovisual primer for those who
have only a passing acquaintance
with the subject. People more well-
versed in such matters will not
walk away from the Planetarium
disappointed, either.
After over a year of preliminary
hype, the film Close Encounters of
the Third Kind has been unleashed
onto the public like an ominous
saucer-shaped object which has
just descended from the heavens.
Close Encounters had been touted
as a milestone in the history of
cinema even before it was
available to the movie theatres.
Stephen Spielberg of Jaws
notoriety has siphoned his creative
talents into another lucrative
cinematic project. The young
whizzkid director (he's only 29) has
drawn from impressive resources
the mortar with which to construct
this cosmic extravaganza. By the
end of production, a total of 19
million dollars had been rung up on
the till.
There is nothing new about the
theme of Close Encounters.
Spielberg has merely stumbled
onto the turf upon which countless
other science-fiction writers and
filmmakers already have trodden.
Close Encounters draws its
strength from the astounding
visual effects  and Spielberg's
encounters close interrogation by French director Francois Truffaut
As for the cast, Spielberg has re-
enlisted Richard Dreyfuss, an old
colleague from his Jaws days, for
the leading role. Dreyfuss is Roy
Neary, a hard-hat worker employed by an electric power
company who not only sees the
UFOs, but establishes psychic
contact with the extraterrestials.
Neary goes through some rather
comic but silly moments in his
refusal to deny his experience with
the UFOs, Neary loses both his job
and his wife, who walks out on him
with the children while he is absorbed in sculpting his vision.
Neary teams up with Jillian
Guiler, a divorcee who joins the
quest to Devil's Tower primarily
because her three year old son has
been abducted by the aliens. As the
distraught,     near-hysterical
mother, Melinda Dillon gives a
totally   believable   performance.
Cary Guffey as the three year old
Barry shows promise as a child
actor. In Close Encounters, his role
symbolizes a childlike receptivity
to the unknown, an innocent
curiosity about a world, of which
the aliens seem to be a part, that
still has many vistas to explore. It
is Barry who maintains his composure while the adults around
him go to pieces.
In his role as Earth's goodwill
ambassador to the extraterrestrial
visitors, French filmmaker
Francois Truffaut gives a passable
performance, but his presence in
the film seems to be a result of one
of Spielberg's youthful whims
rather than Truffaut's acting
The apocalyptic encounter at
Devil's Tower ties all the loose
threads of the story together. It is
this last half hour or so of the film
that provides the flesh for the
skeletal framework of earlier
developments. The music of Jon
Williams, the cinematography of
Vilmos Zsigmond and Trumbull's
special effects coalesce to create
an awe-inspiring multi-sensory
experience. Spielberg successfully
imparts to the audience an overwhelming sense of grandeur and
drama of cosmic proportions.
There is also a pervasive mood of
optimism, of hope and of the
promise of the future.
The universe is immense, apparently boundless, with galaxies
which consist of billions of stars. It
is highly probable that many of
these stars have planetary systems
similar to our own solar system. It
is still highly probably that each of
these planetary systems have
planets with environmental conditions amenable to life. And the
conception that the life on these
planets has evolved into highly
intelligent forms still remains
within our grasp.
Less acceptable is the conception
that these intelligent beings, if they
exist, have developed a technology
or alternative to technology which
can bridge the vast distances in
interstellar space. However, with
the volume of data we have about
the presence of extraterrestrial
visitors on our own minute world, a
Close Encounter of the Third
seems to be a question of not if, but
Free Saturday Night Lectures At The University Of B.C.
January 7
Sir Alfred Ayer
Wykeham Professor of Logic
New College, Oxford, England
January 14
The Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture
Professor Albert Breton and
Professor Raymond Breton
University of Toronto
January 21
Professor Bharati Mukherjee
Department of English, McGill University
Professor Clark Blaise
Department of English,
Concordia University, Montreal
January 28
Commander D. W. Waters
Deputy Director, National Maritime Museum
London, England
February 4
Dr. John Dirks
Eric W. Hamber Professor and Head,
Department of Medicine, UBC
Vancouver Institute lectures are held on Saturdays at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall No. 2 of the
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre at the University of British Columbia. Admission to
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February 11
The Honourable J. V. Clyne
Vancouver, B.C.
February 18
Ms. Pat Carney
President, Gemini North Ltd.
February 25
Yousuf Karsh
Ottawa, Ontario
March 4
The Honourable Arnold C. Smith
Ottawa, Ontario
March 11
Dr. Gobind Horana
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Mass.
March 18
Professor Martin Esslin
Stanford University
Stanford, California
Friday, January 6, 1978
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VAG sells out to N.E.Thing Company
The trouble with N.E. Thing
Company's Two Projects show at
the Vancouver Art Gallery is that if
you go to the gallery hungry, you
might be tempted to go for lunch at
Ian and Ingrid Baxter's Eye
Scream Restaurant. Two Projects
is little more than a giant advertisement for this restaurant
conveniently owned by the co-
presidents of N.E. Thing Company.
N.E. Thing Company Ltd.,
(NETCO), is an art concept
created by Vancouver artists Ian
and Ingrid Baxter. It is dedicated
specifically to the exploration of
the meaning of the word "art," but
more generally society's attitudes
to the entire English language.
NETCO addresses itself to dif
ferent aspects of language and
transfers words into visual
imagery. In an earlier show, the
Baxters concerned themselves
with cliches. Cliches are phrases
that have lost the combined
meanings of individual words.
Through use of these, the new
meanings take over and become so
familiar that the literal meanings
are forgotten.
NETCO would react to a cliche
such as "Kick the bucket" by
showing a human leg in the act of
kicking a bucket. Irony is created
by the juxtaposition of the phrase
with both literal and figurative
Implicit in this kind of thing is
humour and playfulness. The
adsurdity of NETCO's shows are
sure to bring a smile to the viewer
whether or not they fit into his or
her definition of art.
the shame of the Two Projects
show is that a relatively interesting
idea is ruined" by the presentation
of the exhibits and the publicity
stunts for the Eye Scream
Restaurant/Gallery. Before the
viewer enters the show there is
what appears to be an introduction
to NETCO and the Two Projects on
view. But the introduction becomes
an explanation, even a
rationalization for what is about to
be seen inside the gallery.
The introduction concerns itself
with the ambiguity of the word
"art." "Sooner or later, nearly
everyone is going to be enraged at
something on the walls or the floors
PLC protests nuclear base
Each day, the entire world
spends $1 billion on nuclear
Everyone knows that 1 billion is
a lot of money, but when dollar
amounts exceed $100,000 people
have a hard time imagining just
how much more than $100,000 $1
billion is.
On display in the SUB art gallery
is a sculptural and graphic display
put on by Pacific Life Community
which shows, buy using pieces of
paper, just how much $1 billion is.
PLC hasn't used dollar size piece
of paper, or one piece of paper to
represent a dolar. Instead, there
are ten large stacks of paper, each
representing $100 million dollars
and together equalling $1 billion.
One piece of paper in each stack
represnts $10,000, with 10,000 dollar
signs on each.
PLC was formed in January of
1975 as an organization committed
to non-violent, community-
oriented living. Since that time,
PLC has focused on protesting the
construction of the Trident nuclear
submarine base at Bangor,
On May 22 PL plans to hold nonviolent protest of several thousand
people outside and on the Trident
base. May 22 is the day before the
United Nations is scheduled to hold
its first conference on nuclear
The purpose of the protest is to
draw public attention to the threat
of nuclear proliferation in order to
pressure the UN to take the conference seriously.
PLC intends to shut down the
Trident base by blockading all five
entrances onto the site so that
Trident workers will not be able to
gain access to the base.
To insure that the protest will be
completely peaceful, PLC is
organizing non-violent training for
those who intend to take part in the
shutdown, the purpose of nonviolent training is to prepare
people for the protest through role
playing and rehearsal to prevent
violent outbursts caused by fear
and anger.
Along with PLC, a coalition of
about nine environmental and
pacifist groups is working in
Seattle to organize the Trident
The Trident weapon system will
consist of 10 to 20 submarines, each
550 feet long, about four storeys tall
and powered by two nulcear
The Trident submarines will
carry manoeuverable re-entry
vehicles (MARVs) which have a
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antiballistic missiles and return to
their original courses. The MARVs
have the accurancy to home in on
enemy missile siloes.
As each warhead is 10 times as
powerful as the bomb which
destroyed Hiroshima, an each
Trident submarine carries 408
individually guided warheads, the
Trident system will be the most
powerful weapon in the world and
will have first strike capacity.
PLC also has on display in the
SUB gallery a totem pole comprised of television sets, on each of
which is drawn a symbol to
represent an emblem from our
time, certainly one would be hard
pressed to find something more
appropriate than a T.V. to fill this
(of an art gallery) because it does
not confrom to their definition of
It goes on to explain that
NETCO, in an attempt to get
around this abiguity, has created a
more accurate term for the word.
They call art in general Sensitivity
Information. It can be broken down
into such categories as Sound
Sensitivity Information, sensory
information which is received
aurally, and Visual Sensitivity
Information, which accounts for
the visual arts.
If N.E. Thing Company is trying
to solve the ambiguity of the word
"art" they fail both in idea and
execution. The label of Visual
Sensitivity can by no means answer the judgements of the viewer
who asks the old question, "But is
it art?"
One of the two projects on
display is entitled People/-
Language. It was brought about by
the gathering together of 50
Vancouver residents with surnames consisting of common
nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
Such people as Mr. Green, Mr.
Young, Ms. Pink and Mrs. Pipe
were photographed with name
cards identifying them at their
feet. The photographs were then
compiled to form statements with
the surnames of the people. A piece
entitled "Young Green Apple"
consists simply of Mr. Young, Mr.
Green and Ms. Apple grouped in
that order in one photograph.
The work of art is then completed
by the addition of an object, or
objects, which are described in the
picture. In the above case, the
photograph would be accompanied
by a fresh green apple.
The idea is interesting, but
carried to the extent that is shown
at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the
idea becomes repetitive. After
catching on to the idea, and a few
smiles, the viewer can only
momentarily enjoy the variations
before they  become  tired.
The second project to be seen at
the Gallery is the Eye Scream
Restaurant/Gallery exhibit. There
is little to be said of this except that
it consists of visual displays of
things that might be encountered
in the auctual restaurant. One
piece shows a table with three
seated dummies being served by a
Celebration of the ordinary is
fine to an extent, and a restaurant
is relatively ordinary. But the idea
of using an art gallery as a place to
advertise Eye Scream, whether or
not it is indeed unique, does not
conform to this reviewer's
definition of art. Art is not just
anything, that much can be said.
As if the mere presence of
typical scenes in the Eye Scream
restaurant wasn't enough, N.E.
Thing Company manages to obtain
even more publicity by inviting
representative members of
various media to cover the
People/Language event.
Such people as Art Perry,
Province art critic, and Pia
Shandel of CKVU were on hand at
the name gathering and were informed by the Baxters that they
were participating in an art event.
The subsequent articles, and radio
and television shows would be
certified works of art as well, they
were informed.
It is a fine way to attract
publicity to say that anything
produced by certain members of
the media is a work of art. It is
interesting that such flattery would
fool these people, including the
Vancouver Art Gallery.
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Friday, January 6, 1978 Audience sparse at open screenings
The amateur film event of the
season returned to Vancouver last
month and almost everyone
missed it. Yes, Pacific
Cinematheque held another open
screening, but only a handful of
people showed up for a pot-luck
dinner of cinematic delicacies.
Open Screening is unlike any
other public film presentation in
Vancouver. Anyone with a film is
welcome to bring it down and show
it. The viewers can meet the
filmmakers and ask them
questions after the film. Best of all,
no one, not even the projectionist,
knows what the next film will be
The first Open Screening night
was held in April, and there have
been two others since. All interested local filmmakers were
invited to bring their films down to
the small Georgia Street theatre.
Without any pre-screening they
were presented on a first-come-
first-shown basis until they ran out.
The open screenings have given
some excellent films deserved
exposure and saved them from
obscure oblivion. Other films have
been fun to watch, although they
haven't been as captivating. There
have been a few films that don't do
much more than fill up time, but I
can't think of one film that didn't
have some redeeming qualities.
The films are terrific for those
with voyeuristic tendencies. They
show exactly what local filmakers
have on their minds. After a film is
shown, its creator usually stands
up and fields any questions the
audience might have. Some heated
discussions have resulted from
Unfortunately, at the last
screening notie of the filmmakers
offered to stand up, and the makers
of the first two films refused to
even reveal themselves. The two
unclaimed films weren't dull at all.
They were 1940s-ish mysteries,
products of the 1975 Simon Fraser
University Film Workshop, and the
persons responsible deserved to
take a bow.
"So what kinds of films have
there been that I should rush down
to the next screening instead of
watching Citizen Kane for the 18th
time?" asks the skeptical film
addict who prefers to watch only
the best directors, best actors or
best-advertised films. "It isn't
even experimental film," he
Perhaps the screening nights
haven't been popular successes for
the reason that they defy labeling
and categorizing, almost as if they
were waving their middle fingers
to the established film world. The
film industry is an elitist one; open
screening is an upstart child.
With the exception of your
average 19th century historical
epic, every kind of film has been
I Was a Teenage Personality
Case tells the pathetic story of a
stumbling, adenoidal adolescent
who gets beaten up by a beer-
guzzling motorcyclist after
unknowingly (and unsuccessfully)
trying to pick up his girl friend at
the beach.
The film satirized teenage
stereotypes beautifully, but was
marred when the visual part began
to outpace the audio, and the film
was stopped periodically to let the
sound catch up.
Not being very involved in the
production aspects of filmmaking,
technical problems don't bother
me too often. I find that the best
way to enjoy an open screening is
to just sit back and appreciate
what's on the screen. The content
is what counts. If the sound fails or
the picture stops, I remind myself
that the same thing could happen
to me, and probably would.
One of the first films shown last
April documented life at a tree-
planting camp and set the scene for
an undesirable incident. After 10
minutes of inane dialogue ("What
were you thinking of when you
planted your first tree?" "Trees.")
and another 15 of a skinny-dipping
scene, the projectionist got bored
and abruptly shut off the film.
The film's creator coolly explained that that was the end of the
film for the screening and sat down
as the next film faded on to the
It was unfortunate that his film
was cut short. It was poorly done,
but was easily as interesting as any
of the other films shown that night.
Since then, every film has been
shown in its entirety. If the
projectionist had the power of a
censor, the open evenings would
lose their purpose.
One woman has contributed two
films that would never be shown
anywhere else.
The first was about a group of
youthful old people in Richmond
who perform for less energetic
folk. They were doing a takeoff on
the colorful antics of college
students. Students of the 1920s, that
The film caught the earnest
innocence of the performers that
would probably be lost in a
professional endeavor. The
filmmaker just set up her tripod in
the middle of the auditorium and
pressed the shutter.
Her other film, called Ice Cream,
showed two people eating dinner
while reading their lines off cue
cards in classic monotone. The plot
was to get the woman to go to the
store for some ice cream so the
man could steal some of the rolls of
film she kept in her fridge.
Ice Cream was the definitive
expose of the backbiting
ruthlessness of filmmakers.  Not
even Bogdanovich would hit the
industry that hard.
The films shot in Vancouver are
always interesting, as they show
how each filmmaker perceives the
There has been the old bird's-eye
view of the Pacific metropolis-
nestled-in-the-mountains shot from
a helicopter. Another person
showed random scenes of the UBC
campus at play, set to the song
Flying from the Beatles' Magical
Mystery Tour album.
One of the most rhapsodic
presentations of a city was a
constant barrage of scenes of
Montreal synchronized beat-by-
beat to Pink Floyd's Metal. The
film caught the driving feeling one
experiences in North America's
most cosmopolitan city, and kept it
up for six fantastic minutes.
There haven't been many excellent films, but there have been
enough so that the more
discriminating viewers have found
the evenings enjoyable. The
screenings aren't restricted to
people like me who will watch any
independent venture that moves.
The animated shorts have all
been worth watching, and some
have been done with beautiful
techniques, all shot in the family
bathtub, for example.
Some incredible science-fiction
works have been spawned at SFU.
The best one was about a couple of
mad scientists who operate out of a
rooming-house in inner Kitsilano.
The advertise that they have a
room to rent and end up turning an
unsuspecting California hippie into
a Brazilian grasshopper.
The most provocative film shown
during the three evenings ended
the December screening.
Produced at Ottawa's Algonquin
College, it documented a typical
day at a Toronto day-care centre.
The filmmakers used a direct
approach wffhoilt any fancy
techniques and made their point
with admirable efficacy.
Anyone who is inclined to try to
convince someone like Bill Vander
Zalm of new important day-care
centres are should definitely write
to Algonquin and see about obtaining a print, the film was that
professionally done. It didn't force
its point, but never let the viewer
ignore it either.
The film proved that one open
screening is more important than
10 Bogart festivals. Without the
screening the film would probably
have never been shown.
The question remains, "can
Open Screening continue in a
society that unceasingly demands
perfection? At the first evening the
theatre was packed and there
wasn't enough time to show all the
films that people brought in. At the
last one just 30 people came full of
breathless expectations, only to
see a mere 90 minutes of films
(including breaks).
Make your presence known at
the next showing! Bring a film if
you have one. Go there anyway if
you don't and show your support
for the little person.
Open Screening must continue
because it is the only outlet local
film artists have in Vancouver
before the higher authorities
recognize them. The screenings
allow an interchange between
performers and spectators that
never existed before.
Film is now more than a form of
artistic expression — it is a vital
mode of communication. Free,
public screenings will help it retain
that status, for the benefit of
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New ski bums avoid the slopes
Someday archeologists will get
around to excavating Canadian
mountains. Their finds will lead
them to conclude that there were
two distinct tribes of humans
known to have frequented those
snowy slopes. They are the
Downhill Tribe and the Crosscountry Tribe. There must be no
confusion of the two.
I didn't know this when I decided
to take up cross-country skiing. My
reasons   were   economic   and
'    practical. I didn't have the funds to
'■fi   equip and transport myself to the
''    top of downhill slopes. I did not
have the patience to stand in lineups.
And so I found myself in a hostel
near Banff beneath the stony
silence of Mt. Eisenhower. I
confess I had some mistaken
preconceptions about hostels. I
believed they were the hideouts of
wandering degenerates. I expected
bugs, dirt, a great deal of uncombed hair, exotic drugs and a
variety of perversions.
In truth I was in danger of being
outclassed. The fellow playing
classical guitar in the corner had a
Ph.D. in Physics. The scruffy
woman with glasses was a medical
student. The man in the red plaid
jacket had a Ph.D. in Engineering
and his girl friend had just
received a scholarship to do an
English M.A. So much for
To make things worse the hostel
itself was neat and sanitary, with
all the comforts of home, excluding
plumbing. But an outhouse at 25
below can be an exhilerating experience. There was a girl's dorm
and a boy's dorm and rules about
who slept in which. Even a long-
wedded middle-aged couple went
the parting of the ways in the
common room at night.
It was in this environment that I
became fully aware that crosscountry skiing is not a sport but a
religion and that cross-country
skiers and downhill skiers are like
Catholics and Protestants in
various stages of fanaticism. That
very evening one of theYegulars
arrived in downhill boots. There
were raised eyebrows and shaking
heads. I heard someone mutter
'traitor'. Others were bolder in
their condemnation. The poor
young man with lowered eyes and
bowed head began to take on the
aspect of a defrocked priest or
prodigal son.
During a slide show later I began
to suspect that most of the people
there knew every mountain within
a 100 mile radius down to its exact
height in miles or meters. They
could recognize them from
photographs taken at any angle.
But then they had climbed a good
number of them.
Yes, the cross-country tribe is a
unique breed. Although they may
arise from any background or walk
of life, they have a common set of
gals and values. The mecca of the
Cross-country Tribe is a 'first
ascent.' But virgin slopes are
getting harder to come by and so
the eager skier settles for a new,
harder route on a mountain that
has already been climbed. The dire
warning of the local wardens are
heeded not at all.
Then there came the day when I
found that I had unwittingly
become a convert. I was dragging
my beat and aching carcass up a 45
degree incline while buses whizzed
by carrying downhill skiersto the
lodge. My hardy companions
growled something about 'the last
vestiges of self-propelled man'.
Self-propelled Man is another
name for the Cross-country Tribe.
When we had climbed the three
miles to the ski lodge I gasped. This
was obviously Downhill Territory.
There were skiers everywhere and
I held my breath as they swooshed
by me at frightening speeds. We
slunk into the lodge and huddled in
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the corner on the floor to eat lunch.
I think I knew then what it must be
like to be an immigrant.
All around us the Downhillers
thronged in their bright colour coordinated ski suits. They looked
like a heard of many hued pop-
sicles. Across the room from me I
saw her. Downhill Woman. There
she stood in purple and green
laughing and talking with another
looked back only once as we went
on to climb further up, leaving the
constant clank of the T-bar and
chairlift and the groomed slopes
behind us. Half an hour later we
arrived in Cross-country Land. We
were on the top of a mountain and
we could see valleys and other
peaks stretching all around us.
Here and there a ghostly tree
huddled in its snowy cloak. The
music. On flat ground its method of
locomotion is a combination of
running and skating. On a slight
upward incline the wax on the ski
will enable him to walk right up
with the ease of a hiker.
Sidestepping and zigzagging is
necessary on steeper Wlls, but can
be rather tiring.
In time one gets better at it,or so
I'm told. When the ground begins
woman of her ilk. Her hair was
perfect and her face was perfect.
She looked like she had just
stepped out of Vogue or
Cosmopolitan. I shuddered to think
what I must look like after a week
in a hostel. My face had not known
makeup for many a day. I had
imprisoned my frizzled hair in
braids. Cross-country Woman's
attire is essentially the same as
that of her male counterpart, —
baggy wool knickers, bright socks
and many layers of shirts and
sweaters. The effect is decidedly
bunchy. There are men who find
women in hiking boots attractive,
but they are probably the exception rather than the rule.
Did I breath a sign of relief as we
slung on our packs and slunk out? I
tracks of the last cross-country
skier to have been up here were
barely discernable in the snow.
There was not another soul in
sight. This was a scene from
fairyland or another planet, and it
was joy to romp in it and explore.
For a brief moment I thought again
of the hordes of Downhill skiers I
had left behind me. Destined to
travel up and down the same
crowded polished slopes like
robots, they had no idea of what
they were missing.
Let us turn now to the sport itself. The Downhill Tribe does one
thing. It goes downhill. But the
Cross-country Tribe is like the
guitar, which can express itself
equally well in classical or country
to slope downwards locomotion
becomes effortless. The crosscountry skier moves into a snow-
plow as the slopes get steeper, and
this is just as fun as downhill
skiing. At first the former
Downhillers find it more difficult to
control their skis. The foot commands, but the ski doesn't always
obey, because the boot and bindings are very flexible. It is the
shifting of weight that helps the
skier navigate those hairpin curves
and traverse the pits left by other
falling skiers.
There are those who learn how to
cross-country ski in one or two
days with little difficulty. I was not
one of them. When I tried to climb
my first steep hill I found myself
having great difficulty. I slid back
five feet for every two I gained.
One by one the members of my
group passed me. After half an
hour of frustrating labour I did
what every normal red blooded
human has a perfect right to do. I
sat down in a snow bank and cried.
I had already told the last person
that passed me that they could
come back for my frozen corpse in
the morning. I was found by two
women who asked me what kind of
wax I was using. "Blue" I
whimpered. "Well try some
purple" said one of them handing
me the wax. Soon I was fairly
galloping up the slope.
That was the day I fell in the
creek. In fact I learned how to fall
in at least 30 different ways, all of
them ungraceful and damaging to
the pride. The wrost is downhill,
face first in 4' of powdered snow.
Falling can either be accidental, or
an intentional act of desperation,
when hurtling towards a cliff (for
example.) In fact, falling is an
essential, unavoidable poart of the
learning process. Each tumble
evokes memories of childhood
spankings, so its probably even
good for you. The measure of
progress is the amount of moisture
one can wring out of the back of
one's knickers at the end of the
day. I made the mistake of lining
my knickers with red flannel, and I
don't think my long underwear will
ever be the same.
There are probably easier ways
of learning a new activity. I
emerged from the mountains
exhausted. My legs were covered
with ghastly bruises, I had blisters
the size of quarters on my heels,
and every inch of my body ached.
But in a short period of time, a
weak, inexperienced female had
metamorphosized into Crosscountry Woman.
There is only one thing that
worries me. It seems that crosscountry skiing is beocming more
popular in Canada. Someday those
deserted wonderlands may teem
with hordes from the Crosscountry Tribe (former members of
the Downhill Tribe of course).
Someday the shapeless garb of the
Cross-country Tribe may be the
height of fashion. Someday crosscountry skiing may even be 'cool.'
I couldn't be 'cool' to save my life.
There IS a difference!!!
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Book succeeds despite flack
Never read dust jackets on
books. They.always lie. The one on
this book tells us, "Duddy Kravitz
tried to beat the system from the
inside, Ginger Coffey tried to beat
it from the outside, now Figgy Van
Rijn tries to blow it all to hell in
The Sunshine Man."
This may be meant as a compliment to the author. Or it could
be a plan to attract readers with
the use of a few familiar names,
which is more likely. But instead
the cover suggests that D. M. Clark
is a pale imitation of Mordecai
Richler and Brian Moore.
The Sunshine Man
By D. M. Clark
McClelland and Stewart
224 pages, $8.95 hardcover
Which is hardly fair. Because it's
not a bad book on its own.
The UBC alumni association, in
conjunction with the department of
music, will present the first in a
series of four concerts spotlighting
some of UBC's music students on
Thursday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. This
inaugural concert will feature
performances by flautist Jane Kay
Martin, violinist John Loban,
flautist Paul Douglas, organist
Frederick Geoghegan, pianist
Stephen Chatman, trumpeter
Martin Berinbaum, and singer
Donald Brown.
Series tickets can be purchased
through the UBC alumni
association, 6251 Cecil Green Park
Rd., and all concerts will take
place in the recital hall of the UBC
music building.
Ostensibly cashing in on the
current success of Star Wars and
Close Encounters, the Vancouver
Museum and Planetarium, 1100
Chestnut Street, is presenting a
science fiction film series beginning Jan. 6. On view tonight will be
Fantastic Planet, a film billed as a
contemporary look at a fictional
alien civilization. It will run
tonight, tomorrow and Sunday at
8:30 p.m. Tickets are available at
the Planetarium.
Also on the film scene, Cinema-
16 will resume presentation of the
two series The Pre-War French
Talkies and Great Lovers beginning Jan. 9. The Pre-War series
features such titles as La Kermess
Heroique and Le Million, while the
Lovers series showcases some of
the screen's greatest stars in films
such as Queen Christina, Garden of
Allah and San Francisco. Series
passes are on sale at Cinema-16,
Box 35, SUB, and at most Duthie
Book stores. No single admissions
will be sold. Most showings are
held on Monday evenings in the
SUB Auditorium.
The paintings of William Kurelek
will be on view at the Burnaby Art
Gallery beginning tomorrow. The
exhibition is entitled A Prairie
Boy's Summer and consists of a
collection of works by Kurelek that
depict his boyhood on the prairies
during the Depression.
Accompanying the Kurelek
collection at the gallery, is an
exhibition of Canadian and
Japanese water colors. Both
exhibits will run through to Jan. 29.
The Burnaby Art Gallery is located
at 6344 Gilpin Street, Burnaby.
Should you find yourself in
search of something to do around
midnight on any Thursday or
Friday night throughout January,
you might want to look into After
Midnight. After Midnight is a
topical revue of late-night entertainment written and performed by local artists that takes
place each Thursday and Friday
night at the Arts Club Theatre, 1181
Seymour, at 12:15 a.m. Tickets are
available at the door.
The Transfiguration of Jesus Son of Joseph
Written and Directed
by Donald Soule
(Previews January 11 and 12)
8:00 P.AA.
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The protagonist, Figgy, is trying
to leave the rat race. But to say he
blows it all to hell is a bit of an
overstatement. This part of the
novel is the least compelling.
Figgy's dissatisfaction with his job
and his outrageous behavior at
parties are common elements in
novels from the 60s. Those sections
appear to be curiously dated.
Figgy goes to parties where he
becomes angry with his middle-
aged friends' love beads. He wants
to leave his job and insult everyone
concerned with it. It's all very
The chapters describing Figgy's
relationship with his dying mother,
on the other hand, and the flashbacks to his childhood are detailed
and touching. Clark handles
Figgy's feelings for his brutal
father and his unhappy, embarrassing mother in a very
convincing manner.
The plot is narrated in a series of
episodes, combining the elements
of Figgy's past and present life.
The effect is disconcerting at first
but the sections weave themselves
together as the novel progresses.
Figgy's eventual rejection of his
job is not as dramatic a climax as
one would like, even though this
response is symptomatic of the
other breakdowns in his life.
The movement in the novel is not
as convicing as it could be. Figgy's
behavior does not always seem
justified. But the general atmosphere created is very compelling.
Clark writes cleanly and simply.
His dialogue is convincing. This is
Clark's second novel and, while it's
not great literature, it's a surprisingly good novel. Once you
recover from all the preconceptions the publishers would
like you to have.
Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Music Director
Hailed by the New York Times as "the greatest living pianist of his
generation", plays CHOPIN as the VSO presents
Great Ooniposm
One of North America's most brilliant and exciting young pianists plays
Supreme master of the French horn who's turning his prodigious
talents to conducting, conducts HANDEL and DVORAK.
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Friday, January 6, 1978
Page Friday, 9 Julius Schmid
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Page 19
SDS Weatherman cools down
Canadian University Press
Last September, a clean cut 29-
year-old walked out of a New York
cab with his lawyer to face hundreds of reporters and charges of
disorderly conduct.
In November, the same thing
happened in Chicago, only this
time the charges were for inciting
to riot. He was lucky in New York
and he should be lucky in Chicago
to receive minor sentences.
The name Mark Rudd —
chairman of the Columbia
University chapter, and later
national secretary of Students for a
Democratic Society (SDS) —
probably is not well known now.
But his recent arrest recalls a
period 10 years ago when the
media made Columbia University
and Mark Rudd synonymous with
SDS and worldwide campus revolt.
Rudd was president of the
Columbia chapter of SDS when, in
the spring of 1968, the New York
college became a battleground
between students and police. The
immediate issues were the
university's decision to build a
gym in a local neighbourhood park
and Columbia's involvement with
the Institute for Defence Analysis.
But the campus revolt, simmering for two years, grew into a
general protest against the war
and the capitalist system itself. It
ended eight days later with an all-
out bloody assault by New York's
elite tactical patrol force.
The New York Times and the
Associated Press, whose
headquarters sits on land owned by
Columbia University, made
Columbia's SDS and its president
Mark Rudd the epitomy of what
was happening on scores of other
campuses across the world.
In the summer of 1969, SDS broke
up in bitter disarray, prompted by
factional squabbles between the
Direct-action Weathermen and the
domatic Progressive labour Party.
Among the Weathermen faction
was Mark Rudd.
Rudd was one of the principle
planners of the four October "Days
of Rage" in Chicago 1970 when
Weathermen, dressed for combat,
ran through the streets of Chicago
fighting with police and smashing
up downtown stores.
After the "Days of Rage,"
during which Rudd was arrested,
the organization went underground. Rudd apparently was
dropped from the ranks of lead
cadre and there was no mention of
him, even in underground communiques, until he turned himself
over to New York police in September.
The following interview, the only
one Rudd has given or plans to
give, was conducted with the un
derstanding that, for legal reasons,
no questions would be asked about
the charges he faces or what he has
done since 1970.
CUP: Why did you originally join
Rudd: I was impressed in my
freshman year at Columbia by the
work they had done in organizing
poor people, tenants, minorities
and students into an effective force
against the powers of the state.
By that I mean the interaction of
the military, government and
business organizations, which at
the time were working
simultaneously to suppress the
legitimate grievances and
struggles of people overseas and of
people at home.
CUP: It sounds as if SDS was one
big umbrella organization supporting every cause it could touch.
Rudd: What I'm saying is that
saying, "we're the pointmen, the
focus for organizing and supplying
help for the . . . combined
struggles of students, the Young
Lords (a Puerto Rican activist
group), the Venceremos Brigade
(young Americans and Canadians
who worked in Cuba), GI
resistance . . . and our early
contacts with China, Cuba, Vietnam and other Third World
groups." Isn't that just a bit elitist
in retrospect?
Rudd: I'm not saying SDS was
the only group that did anything in
the 1960s, but we were the one
group with enough funds and
members at the time to kind of
serve as a catalyst.
We were also responsible for
radicalizing a good portion of the
American population by showing
them in a way they could understand,   the   myths   and   con
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SDS provided the leadership for
the first really home-grown left in
the U.S.
We taught the mechanics of
political organizing and protest to
a segment of the population who
didn't need to read and recite the
dogma of the old bearded wonders
to know they were living in a
fucked up situation and action had
to be taken in some form relevant
to the situation.
During the 1967-68 Columbia
campaign we saw the university as
a factory whose goal was to
produce trained personnel for
corporations, government, and
more universities, and knowledge
of the uses of business and
government to perpetuate the
status quo.
In our strike, we united with
many of the people who had been
affected by the university's
policies — the tenants in Columbia-
owned buildings, the Harlem
community, the university employees.
Many other people on the outside
saw us confront a symbol of those
who controlled the decisions that
were made in the country.
CUP:   You   were   quoted   as
traductions in American society.
We could do this as a large group
while the (Young) Lords and the
(Black) Panthers were being
wiped out for trying to demonstrate the same things. We had that
advantage; but also that
responsibility to join in the
struggles of other groups.
In the 1960s, SDS, with the exception of PL (the Progressive
Labour Party), had rejected that
tired old campus-worker-student
alliance business as unworkable
and irrelevant.
Even before the formation of
what you've termed the "action
faction" (militant wing of SDS) at
Columbia, many of us had been
convinced that direct action was
the only way to activate other
segments of society in the United
It was a tactical decision,
therefore, and not some nefarious
Freudian fixation, as some have
We're getting into that old
dilemma of direct action versus
long-term base building for a
revolution. You of course realize
that what you're about to ask is a
question that may have been
argued in history's first uprising
and I won't talk about that now. I
will say that we had a well thought
out reason and foundation for the
actions we took.
All that crap about SDS members never reading or discussing
anything about Marx, was bullshit.
All you have to do is check old
copies of New Left Notes (the old
SDS newspaper) to find that
theoretical considerations were
But given the exigencies of the
time, was one willing to wait 10
milleniums for what some armchair Marxists hoped would be a
"revolutionary working class
consciousness" throughout
What I'm trying to get at is what
I said about SDS in the beginning.
We were home-grown, and
presented a plan of action that was
relevant to the situation, rather
than relying on a textbook or some
little book filled with quotes.
At the same time, though, the
anti-intellectual charge against us
was bullshit.
CUP: You're beginning to sound
like one of the old SDS generation,
like Tom Hayden or even Kirk-
patrick Sale, reminiscing
about . . .
Rudd: Hold it! I haven't even run
for U.S. senator yet. Hayden and
his peers were activist liberals.
But they were no more than
liberals and his running for senator
was completely consistent with the
vein that he had always existed in.
You can compare the early SDS
people to the later ones all you
want, relative to the times they
were living in. But that's all.
CUP: Okay, let's get back to the
"old bearded wonders."
The SDS national office seemed
to draw a lot of criticism from a
faction within — the Progressive
Labour Party (PL) — for being
oblivious to the working class,
Marx, Lenin, while concentrating
solely on "liberal" action and
programmatic approaches to
leftist activity.
Rudd: So what else is new?
(Note: The SDS split up in 1969
following bitter debates between
those who wanted to continue the
escalating policy of direct action
and the PL faction which wanted to
make SDS a "party of the working
The PL had a traditional vision
of the role of the working class, and
were trying to apply it where it
would never work.
They were disciplined as hell, so
in big meetings they pulled weight
out of all proportion to their
numbers — PL botched up and
skewered all practical debates
along ideological lines and
programs, programs which spelled
zero for them once they were out on
their own.
PL's rigid belief in forming a
working class party was fantasy.
At NYU (New York University)
one day I saw one member of a PL
picket line for cafeteria workers
nearly run over by one of the very
workers he was picketing for —
pretty pathetic.
Besides, PL clearly got most of
its recruits right out of the SDS
itself and almost never out of the
workers it claimed to struggle for.
At the PL founding convention in
1965, out of over a thousand
delegates there were, I think, only
four workers. The rest were
When PL ignomiously faded
away, I guarantee the ratio of
students to workers remained not
very much improved.
CUP: You're beginning to sound
cynical about what went on.
Rudd: You can find all that out
when I write my memoirs, okay?
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