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Vol. LVII, No. 4
SEPTEMBER 16, 1975
Kenny to be
All Wednesday afternoon classes
have been cancelled so students,
faculty and staff are able to attend
the installation ceremony of
president Doug Kenny, 2:15 p.m. in
the War Memorial Gym.
Kenny, who succeeded Walter
Gage as university administration
president July 1, will be sworn in
by B.C.'s lieutenant-governor
Walter Owen.
, Alma Mater Society president
Jake van der Kamp will perform
the humiliating ritual of robing
Kenny in his presidential gown.
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ANYWAY YOU VIEW IT, Buchanan tower still looks like a giant the UBC administration likes to put its professors, and students, in as
pop-up waffle. But symmetrical structure, when seen through fish-eye the degree factory churns out disgruntled faculty and job-seeking
lens of Ubyssey photographer Doug Field, adds a few curves to boxes    graduates who stumble out into the real world looking for jobs.
Rohringer ousted by UBC
brass in back room move
Former residence director Les
Rohringer was forced out of his job
by the UBC administration, confidential sources have told The
But whether the underlying
reason for the departure is a
conflict in philosophies with the
university's new brass or any
alleged wrongdoing on Rohringer's
part has still not been publicly
Sources say Rohringer, a UBC
employee for 14 years, was called
into the president's office the
morning of Sept. 5.
It is believed a discussion took
place between Rohringer, administration president Doug
Kenny and several of his new vice-
presidents, including Erich Vogt
who is in charge of student services
and faculty affairs.
At the meeting, The Ubyssey has
been told, it was made clear to
Rohringer that he was no longer
wanted at UBC "and asked what he
wanted to do about it" according to
one source.
Later that day, Rohringer sent a
letter to Vogt saying he planned to
resign for "personal reasons."
It was also learned Monday that
Rohringer's business manager in
the housing office, Ken Werker,
has resigned from his job.
Werker, who was unavailable for
comment Monday, submitted his
resignation before Rohringer and
it is not known whether the two
resignations are connected in any
Rohringer said in an interview
Monday that Werker's notice came
about a week before his "and it was
quite surprising to me."
"He didn't tell me. He told my
assistant he had another job."
Rohringer said Werker had
signing authority and was
responsible for the budget and
certain money dispensation in the
housing office.
See page 3. ROHRINGER
AMS changes proposed
A proposal for restructuring of the Alma Mater
Society calls for abolishment of existing executive
positions and for undergraduate societies to become
virtually autonomous.
AMS vice-president Dave van Blarcom, who drew
up the proposal on the direction of the AMS executive
and an ongoing restructuring committee, said
Monday it attempts to reduce bureaucracy and
improve efficiency in student government.
The proposal would restructure the AMS by:
• creating a 10-member, apolitical, student administrative commission to manage the day-to-day
affairs of the society;
• creating a student representative assembly
composed of student senators and board of governors
members as well as elected reps from each undergrad society; and
• urging undergrad societies to incorporate as
branch societies financially independent of AMS.
"It's an attempt to separate out political functions
from administrative functions (of the AMS)," van
Blarcom said.
Van Blarcom added: "To a certain extent students
have been bought off by students' council," and
claimed that council has become "a glorified SUB
management committee."
"I really think the idea of a generally elected
(AMS> executive for UBC is obsolete, to a large extent because of student representation on senate and
the board,"  he said.
"Political resolutions made by the AMS have to go
to senate or the board to take any effect. Instead of
students playing at politics through council, they
should be making concrete changes through senate
and the board."
Van Blarcom said he doesn't think most students
realize that many of the decisions affecting them —
such as daycare, student representation on tenure
and promotion committees, "Canadianization" of the
university and even approval of student-initiated
projects like the covered pool — are made by senate
and the board.
If AMS executive positions were abolished, van
Blarcom said students might pay more attentidn to
electing student board and senate members.
"The student body would be more politicized," he
Van Blarcom said a main part of the restructuring
proposal involves giving undergrad societies
He recommended the larger undergrad societies —
arts commerce, science, education, engineering and
graduate studies — incorporate as branch societies of
the AMS.
"As incorporated societies, the undergrad societies
would be responsible for their own financial
agreements, for keeping their own books and having
an audit done," van Blarcom said.
However, he said that although the societies would
be "strictly autonomous,", the AMS could impose
conditions such as requiring their members to pay
See page 2: REVISIONS
ROHRINGER ... forced out. Revisions would simplify AMS
From page 1
$15 SUB fee and the $5 covered pool
fee which are currently part of the
general AMS fee.
Van Blarcom said the smaller
undergrad societies "could elect to
incorporate if they wanted to, but it
may be more convenient for them
to continue under the AMS."
Members of incorporated
societies would be able to use AMS
business office facilities, vote at
general AMS meetings, drink in
the Pit and be actively involved in
the AMS, he added.
Even   if   most   undergraduate
societies were to incorporate, the
AMS business office would be
retained, van Blarcom said.
He said the office may be
reduced in time as the volume of
business decreased, but added "we
can't look at a reduction of staff in
the office at this time."
Van Blarcom said the two other
bodies proposed by his restructuring plan — the representative
assembly and administrative
commission — would simplify the
bureaucracy currently plagueing'
the AMS.
2nd AMS executive
resigns from office
Alma Mater Society internal
affairs officer Jennifer Fuller
resigned her executive position
Monday because of poor health.
She is the second person to resign
from the seven-member AMS
executive this week. External
affairs officer Stew Savard
resigned Wednesday because the
university would not re-admit him
this year after he failed last year.
AMS treasurer Dave Theessen
said Monday Savard would be
replaced by Janet Nielson, . unclassified 5, a field worker for the
B.C. Students' Federation.
No one • has been named to
replace Fuller.
Theessen said Tom Manson, who
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tied with Fuller in February's
election for internal ' affairs
position, will not be offered the job.
"Tom did not keep close
relations over the summer, and he
has not appeared at either council
or executive meetings," he said.
After Manson and Fuller tied in
the balloting, Fuller won the
position with the toss of a coin.
The assembly would be "what
council is now, without the
executive and with student senate
and board representatives," he
The group would meet once a
month to discuss policy matters
and would appoint standing
committees to discuss housing,
student financial aid, employment
and representation, he said.
Assembly members would also
appoint the 10-member administrative commission. The
commissioners would be chosen
from the entire student body on the-
basis of management capability,
and would receive a yearly
honorarium of at least $200, van
Blarcom added.
Commissioners would meet
weekly, would appoint standing
committees on finance and SUB-
management and special events,
and would run day-to-day AMS
autonomous" basis.
Van Blarcom said one commissioner would be responsible for
services and another would take
charge of finances.
He said the commissioners
would be "more or less civil servants,"   and   added   that    "a
treasurer should be first and
foremost a competent money
manager, not a politician."
Minutes of commission meetings
would be received, but not
necessarily approved, by the
assembly, he said.
If assembly members disagree
with commission decisions, they
could bring the disputed items onto
their own agenda and overrule the
commission by a two-thirds vote,
he said.
Van Blarcom added that only the
assembly would have the power to
call a general referendum, would
have to approve capital expenditures of more than $5,000 and
would have to ratify the society's
He agreed commission members
would have to devote a great deal
of time to their jobs, but added:
"For anyone interested in business
management, it would be the best
education at the university."
Van Blarcom said the proposal
will be brought before council, and
discussed by undergraduate
societies, so it can be refined
before being brought to a
"It's now a matter of adjusting
the details," he said, adding that
he has set a November 15 target
date for the referendum.
Van Blarcom said if the proposal
is approved, it could be working by
next September.
"I think it's clear re-organization
will improve things politically and
also improve things from a service
point of view," he added.
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Primary activities of the 140-
nation United Nations Conference
on Human Settlement, to be held in
Vancouver next summer, will take
place almost entirely off campus.
But despite a decision last year
to move major conference activities from UBC (original plans
were to centre the conference on
campus), organizers expect more
than 2,000 people will be housed
here and many secondary activities will take place in campus
The conference is expected to
draw several thousand government officials, diplomats,
academics and planners and lay
observers to Vancouver between
May 31 and June 11, 1976.
In an interview Monday,
Reginald Rose, co-ordinator of
conference services for the
Canadian ^government said that
"concerning Habitat '76, there will
be little or no relationship with
UBC itself."
But he said the conference's
second level (Habitat '76 Forum)
involving meetings of nongovernment urban planners, architects, environmentalists and
other professional groups, will use
UBC facilities.
And members of the third level
— lay persons attracted to the
conference — also will use UBC
facilities, he said.
"UBC's involvement with the
Habitat '76 program is the
development of a number of self-
contained, limited conferences by
non-governmental organization
and third level members," said
"We presently have 2,000 rooms
in residence to be occupied by NGO
delegates," he said.
Arnie Myers, UBC's chief public
relations officer and UBC administration liaison official for the
conference, said Monday he has
been approached by Habitat officials and a group called the
Association in Canada Serving
Organization for Human Settlement (ACSOHS) about using
university facilities.
Myers said the non-government
association "wanted use of many
buildings, such as the War
Memorial Gym, SUB and others."
"Residences were also to be
used, plus an elaborate communications and security system,"
Myers said.
But Myers said the group hasn't
Rohringer faces
From page 1
Rohringer said he is having
difficulty finding a new job with the
prospect of having to take a pay cut
of between one-third and one-half
his UBC salary.
UBC's financial statement for
the last fiscal year lists
Rohringer's salary at $24,475 with
$437 for expenses.
"I'm trying very hard to find a
job but with the current employment situation, and at my age
(57), there aren't many around,"
the ex-director said.
He said the earliest the executive
branch of Manpower can see him is
the end of September.
Rohringer again declined to
discuss reasons for his sudden
departure saying: I want to leave
in friendship. I love the institution.
"Anything more than saying I
left raises second thoughts in other
people's minds."
The Ubyssey's usually informative sources again provided
no definite answer to the Rohringer
Two politicos
get bonanza
Two UBC student politicians
have won scholarships for a
combination of high marks and
participation in extracurricular
Arts Undergraduate Society
president Arlene Francis won the
$1,500 Sherwood Lett memorial
scholarship and . Ellen Paul,
current Alma Mater Society
secretary, won the $750, Harry T.
Logan memorial scholarship.
Francis was arts representative
on AMS council and a student rep
on senate while maintaining a first-
class average in her first three
years at UBC. She is currently
enrolled in creative writing.
Paul was education student rep
on senate for two years and was
president of the Education
Students' Association in 1974-75.
She was a member of the founding
committee of the Western
Canadian Education Students'
Alliance and was elected to AMS
council in February.
Sherwood Lett was a former
chancellor of the university and
was chief justice of B.C. at the time
of his death in 1964. Harry Logan
was classics department head
from 1949 to 1954. He retired in
1967, and died in 1971.
yet formally approached the UBC
"I imagine a second level forum
of Habitat '76 (such as the one
proposed by ACSOHS) would be
more desirable (than UBC hosting
the entire conference), as it would
interfere less with day-to-day
university sessions," said Myers.
"This would entail a smaller,
less sophisticated security
system, and it would be more of an
opportunity to involve the faculty,
and of course, the students of UBC.
"But I am still waiting for a
reply from ACSOHS," he said.
situation although, two generalized
possibilities were offered:
One is that with the advent of
Kenny to his new position of power,
there were conflicting philosophies
as to the future of residences and
other related student services.
Under former administration
president Walter Gage, certain
officials built up what one source
called "empires of their own"
which Gage seemed to tolerate.
However, the story goes, Kenny
has been taking stock of the
university and clearly some of his
appointments overlap, current
responsibilities held by others.
The most often cited example is
that of Robert Clark who resigned
recently as head of academic
planning. Kenny had appointed
Michael Shaw earlier this year as
vice-president in charge of
academic planning.
Sources say that Rohringer was
"no favorite" with the new administration and that when Kenny
took over July 1, the residence
director's days were numbered.
Known to run the campus
residences his own way, many of
Rohringer's staff have resigned
since Christmas because they
either couldn't work for him or
found better jobs, sources said.
Seeing that he had lost support
from the administration, said one
campus political .observer,
Rohringer sought it from the
Student politicians and housing
workers have nothing but praise
for the way Rohringer helped them
through a difficult summer finding
accommodations for returning
Those who had disliked him in
the past now saw him as an ally
because of the open manner in-
which he conducted housing affairs.
It is these people who believe he
was "shafted" by the administration.
This has led rise to speculation
that the administration began
keeping a closer eye on the
operation of housing and, as one
source offering a possibility said,
"didn't like the way a few things
were being done."
. It is at this point that The
Ubyssey's contacts, who either
hold one theory or the other to be
true or a combination of the two,
decline to go into detail.
Those who know and are willing
to talk to some extent find themselves "under a promise" not to
reveal the information. Other
usually helpful sources refuse
comment altogether.
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outrageously high level while U.S. parent company pretends it knows nothing about it at all.
BCSF seeks $24,000 LIP grant
The B£. studens' federation
applied Friday for a $24,000 Local
Iniatives Program grant to conduct a survey of student finances.
Stew Savard, a UBC rep to the
BCSF, said the survey would explore the financial needs of
university students and how
government aid fits into student's
"This would be the first ever
province-wide survey of where
students get money, what they do if
they don't and what they need from
the government," Savard said. "I
think some of it (the survey) will
influence government financial aid
Savard said the BCSF will attempt to raise another $16,000 for
the survey from "various groups"
while awaiting a government
decision about the LIP application.
BCSF executive member Lake
Sagaris said the federation has no
money at all for the survey. "We
are operating on a shoestring", she
Sagaris said the survey is needed
because present government
student aid policy is inadequate.
She said the amount of money
available to students is adequate
but most of it is in loans which are
difficult to repay for low income
students who need the money most.
"Low income people need
grants, not loans", Sagaris said.
Savard said students  who  go
straight from high school to
university have special problems
with money. He said they can
rarely make enough money to
support themselves for a year at
school, especially if they live away
from home.
"We figure a student needs $2,400
to S° ^00 for a year while
gradating high school students
often only make $500. These are the
people who get screwed."
Sagaris said the government
student aid program also
discriminates against women.
"Women do not have nearly the
earning power of men but
government aid treats them as if
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Stew Savard, former Alma Mater Society external affairs
officer, active in housing and campus politics.
Lake   Sagaris,   AMS   coordinator,   involved   in   housing
co-ordination and the B.C. Federation of Students.
Dave   Johnson,   manager   of   the   off-campus   housing
George Hermanson, chaplain at the Lutheran Campus
Centre and member of the board of governors.
Doug Aldridge, former AMS president and driving force
behind the new covered pool.
And the list goes on.
These people, and others, know why Les Rohringer left
his post as director of residences.
But they won't rat. All of them except Robinson say
they are under a strange "oath" not to reveal anything.
A promise of silence no matter what.
Frankly, the whole matter stinks.
Rohringer was forced from power by the administration.
There was no love lost between new administration
president Doug Kenny and the ex-director and it is clear a
more deep-rooted reason exists for the sudden departure of
Was it different housing philosophies? Perhaps a
difference in style, approach and tact? Or was it something
more — bad management or alleged wrongdoing?
The Ubyssey has said it before — the campus community
is entitled to know why its housing director of 14 years
suddenly resigns. Especially when indications point to bitter
controversy behind the decision.
But what is perhaps more important is the actions and
attitudes of the people named above.
They are involved in campus politics, know many of the
insides of the university and help to reveal its shortcomings.
They, of all people, should be free to comment on
incidents such as the Rohringer resignation.
But in this case they can't because, most of them say,
of their personal involvement. They are the watchdogs of
the campus yet they're bound to silence. That type of
co-option is uncharacteristic and despicable.
The university community benefits from the exposure of
decisions which go against its interest. It's an essential part
of keeping the university honest and open about its actions.
How the decision-making process will operate under
Doug Kenny's five-year tenure remains to be seen. But
things like Rohringer's resignation are at least indicative of
what is to come.
The campus must know how Kenny operates but it
won't if people like those named above promise themselves
into silence.
This type of personal and emotional involvement is a
disservice to the students and to the community.
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AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian
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Editor: Gary Coull
"Shhhhhhhh", said Doug Field, Heather Walker and Matt King,"
somebody might be listening." "Ya," said Nancy Southam and Len
MacKave, "the walls have ears and the ears have walls." "Shaddup", said
Greg Thompson, Tom Barnes and Cedric Tetzel, "that's supposed to be
confidential." "I don't feel we should say anything about that at this
point in time", said Carl Vesterback, Kip Cates, Rob Gibb and Janice
"Why are you picking your nose?" said Charlies Rendina to Peter
Stockland. "Personal reasons, said Stockland. Sucha Singh and Larry Hill
gasped. "Look", said Gary Coull to Doug Rushton," you have a banana
in your ear". "What", said Rushton, "I can't hear you. I have a banana
in my ear." ■■■■^■H groaned, then lost her cookies on the desk.
Marcus Gee moaned and flashed on the floor. Even Ralph Maurer made
the technicolor yawn.
"Tasteless sickening trips," said Mark Buckshon mopping up the
streams of consciousness from the floor.
I am a spare working for housing
and was on shift with Diane
MacRae the day this confusion
(about four female students being
moved from a Gage Towers co-ed
quad) began.
One of the female members of
the quad had been given a choice of
rooms and hadn't realized that
rooms on first floor have eight
residents sharing a kitchen and
living area (separate bedrooms.)
She also appeared unhappy that
the four members they were
sharing with were male.
Since we were given the impression that the female members
who had moved in would rather be
in a quad by themselves, we
notified June Johnson that the
quad was co-ed.
Rooms in another part of the
towers were found; I believe they '
had been used as offices. I presume
the delay in moving the residents
was probably due to having to
clean out the office equipment and
I think readers of the Ubyssey
should realize that this incident
originated not as an 'enforcement'
of a 'new' policy but as an attempt
to correct a situation which, at the
time, appeared unsatisfactory to
the residents.
Apparently, some of the students
were quite happy with the co-ed
living but its difficult to deal with
members of the quad individually
when it's registration week and
there are people standing four feet
deep at the front desk all wanting
to check in at the same time.
Julie Petersen
Resident attendant
Education 5
June Johnson, Gage area coordinator and person ultimately
responsible for moving the women,
claims she made the decision to
move the women because she
heard the complaint you mention
and then realized that the presence
of the women in the quad was
against university policy.
According to acting- housing
director Michael Davis, Johnson
then contacted him and he agreed
the women were against policy and
they should be moved.
Imagine my surprise when I
curled up with a copy of your
sterling publication the other
evening, only to find in it a letter to
the editor from the notoriously
susceptable, not to mention
superficial, Rod Mickleburgh.
Well let me tell you sirrah, that
this Mickleburrah should not be
allowed to get away with this sort
of thing, even setting aside his
misuse of the word palindrome and
his scurrilous attack on Jake van
der Wimp.
Did he tell you for a minute that
his own absurd monicker is an
anagram for 'Bored Grim Luck',
'Mired Grub Lock', 'Midget Rub
Rock' and 'Grok Dumb Relic'?
I'll bet not.
Another thing he forgot to
mention is that if you rearrange
the letters of his alleged handle
(actually, he shortened it when he
moved here from Toronto) you can
get 'Me Lord G., U Brick', which
makes a great deal of sense if
you've ever heard Rod speak.
Moreover, and in view of Mr.
Mickleburgh's "profession", there
are a couple of headlines hiding
within the boundaries of his byline.
Like 'KGB Coil Murder' and 'OK
Lurid B.C. Germ'.
And of course a cockney might
remark — God knows where and
when — that 'Dormice 'uri KGB'.
And what about "I OK LCB Rum
Dreg,' which in my case is a bit
more than an offhand remark?
No doubt the clever Rude is
unaware that he owes an apology
to Mr. R.R.L. Mock-Budgie, he
having appropriated more than a
few of the letters of that fellow's
The best of course is saved for
the last. Mr. Mickleburgh's own
weakness is ironically, betrayed by
his means of identification —
rearrange the letters and you get:
"I'm Rod, CKLG Rube." My how
we all laughed at that one!
So in closing let me just say
that this sort of thing has got to
stop. I mean what's next — Paul
Knox? Now there'a a naive nincompoop if ever I saw one. I mean
what can you say about a man
whose name contains the
anagrams 'Up Ox Klan', 'Ax No
Pulk' and '0' Lax Punk' not to
mention 'U Knap Lox' and 'A Pox
Lunk'. (Switching to French we get
'Aux Plonk', though what that
means is beyond me.)
May I also say that the less said
about Jim Banham the better.
So there.
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(Somewhere west of the Pecos)
With the onset.of a relatively
difficult and extensive year, I
thought I would take advantage of
securing a carrel in the main
Unfortunately commerce 3 (of
which I am a member) and fourth
year are not the same thing. I was
told that fourth meant your last
I guess we are to assume that
rights are lost by becoming say,
medical, law or MBA students.
Not only was I told I couldn't
have a carrel but I was reminded
that the main stacks was an "arts"
library and was referred to the
-commerce library where there was
sufficient facilities for my needs.
This large, well-equipped library
was converted into a classroom
one year ago.
The carrel isn't the issue now. It
is the apparent loss of status in
becoming commerce 3 instead of
UBC 4.
It should be noted the commerce
students can fill up to 50 per cent of
their course load with arts courses.
This fact should justify the use of
the coveted main stacks by
students of the commerce faculty.
Garth Edgar
< commerce 3 -I'   —I"
nc UDT99CT
Page 5
Ms. Steinem and the CIA
This is the first of a two-part
feature on Steinham and the CIA
which originally appeared in the
Berkley Barb and was distributed
in Canada by Canadian University
Gloria Steinem, founder and
editor of Ms. magazine and
president of the Ms. Corporation,
has a 10-year association with the
CIA and has been trying to cover it
up for all of that time.
To some people, particularly
feminists, the relationship seemed
obvious, if nebulous and difficult to
Others will probably remain
incredulous until Time magazine
finally acknowledges it. And then
there will be people who don't
perceive the implications of such a
liaison and still more who will
simply shrug it off.
A group of women tied in with the
origins of the modern women's
liberation movement and concerned about its future, who call
themselves Redstockings, have
been able to put together enough
documentation to convincingly
expose and describe the
Ms./Steinem/CIA connection.
Moreover, the Redstockings
have closely examined the
financial backing and contents of
Ms. magazine and have arrived at
the conclusion that the ideology put
forth by Ms. has been positively
harmful to the women's
In a 16 page press release
distributed at a journalism convention in New York City, the
Redstockings identify themselves
as the initiators of such concepts as
"consciousness-raising" and the
"Miss America Protest," during
the 1960's.
These were some of the first
to speak out publicly about their
own abortions. Despite criticism
from conventional quarters, they
urged women to take control of
their own bodies, to get to know
themselves and ignore the dictatorial status quo.
The Redstockings also assert
.that they contributed, with relative
anonymity, such slogans to the
women's liberation movement as
"Sisterhood is powerful" and "The
personal is political." The coining
of phrases like these launched the
mass movement.
They are concerned because Ms.
seems to be the voice of women's
liberation, when in reality it has
become a substitution for the
movement itself.
The Redstocking women point to
a typical CIA-intelligence .
technique they see operating here
— the systematic creation and/or
support for a "parallel" movement
of organization which provides an
alternative to real radicalism.
They attempt to show how this
subtle, yet mammoth
manipulation of women by clandestine elements of the corporate
structure transpired.
The first revelations of Gloria
Steinem's relationship to the CIA
appeared in the New York Times in
1967, in an Independent
Research Service article stating
that Steinem had a part in launching a CIA front group which was
called the Independent Research
Just prior to this exposure
Ramparts magazine had disclosed
that the organization was CIA
funded. The purpose seems to have
been to subvert communist-
minded youths on an international
The supposedly Independent
Research Service was in fact
totally dependent on the CIA. It is
believed to have been formed in
response to the Communist World
Youth Festivals, occurring
throughout the '50s and '60s.
These festivals were held in
Communist countries until 1959,
when the festival for that year was
scheduled to take place in Vienna
—neutral territory during the Cold
The U.S. state department did its
best to discourage American
youths from attending. Some did
go, though, and in the meantime,
the CIA covertly arranged for the
Independent Research Service to
organize an anti-communist
delegation to attend, and disrupt
the festivals.
In 1967, Ramparts exposed the
intricate laundering and funnelling
process by which the Independent
Research Service obtained money
from the CIA.
The funds passed through five
different foundations (the Borden
Trust, the Price Fund, the Beacon
Fund, The Edsel Fund and the
Kentfield Fund) on its way to the
IRS as well as to the National
Students' Association and other
The final channelling was accomplished through the well-
known Boston law firm of Hale and
Dorr. This same law firm produced
Joseph Welch as attorney for the
Army in its confrontation with
Joseph McCarthy and more
recently, James St. Clair as
Nixon's chief counsel during the
Watergate scandal,
No  one claims  to  know  why
Gloria Steinem was chosen to
"found" and direct this group, but
two early organizers of the Independent Research Service stated
in a New Republic article of May
11,1959, that "most of the sponsors
have had considerable experience
in domestic and international
youth and student affairs."
What in Steinem's past prepared
her for this sort of work?
It is a matter of public record
that Gloria M. Steinem graduated
from Smith College and then
received the Chester Bowles Asian
Fellowship ttPOie Universities of
New Delhi and Calcutta, India, in
All the Redstockings could glean
of her activities in India is the
alleged publication of a book in
1957 called The Thousand Indias.
Although the recent edition of
Who's Who in America lists the
title of the book, all attempts by
Msleading the womens
lc C^>,i
Geriirat Intelligence   Agency
Redstockings to find it in past or
current listings of the Cumulative
Book Index of the New York Public
Library, Books in Print and the
Library of Congress were unsuccessful.
The very existence of Steinem's
book cannot be determined, let
alone its contents or the identity of
the publisher.
According to a recent Red-
stocking press release, in a
February 21, 1967, interview in the
New York Times, Steinem was
described as a "full-time Independent Research Service
employee in Cambridge, Mass.,
from 1959 until after the Helsinki
Youth Festival in 1962."
Under media pressure, Steinem
could not disavow her CIA
association but she gave a
distorted view of her activities at
the festivals. Steinem claims all
the group did at the two festivals
was establish a newspaper, news
bureau, cultural exhibits and jazz
The group's most important
work, she said, was convincing
youths from Asia, Africa and Latin
America that there were some
Americans who understood and
cared about their situation.
Steinem emphasized, "I was never
asked to report on other Americans
or assess foreign nationals I had
The Redstockings charge
Steinem's statement is an alarming lie. In a "Report on the
Vienna Youth Festival," printed
with Steinem's name on it as
Director of the Independent
Research Service, 13 pages are
devoted exclusively to biographies,
political affiliations and even some
superficial analyses of persons
from all countries participating in
the festival.
Youths were monitored in much
the same way at the 1962 World
Youth Festival in Helsinki. In
addition to the news and cultural
events put on by the Independent
Research Service, the Helsinki
Festival was marked by four
nights of "spontaneous" rioting
against the festival, during which
40 people were arrested. It was
reported by Newsweek, in August
1962, that "Pravda, of course,
blamed the disturbances on well-
financed CIA and FBI agents.
This is Gloria Steinem's
background from the late 1950's
and early 60's. She functioned as a
secret   representative   of   the
There has been a change of command at
the campus detachment of the RCMP. Word
was put out that (Sgt.) Pearson would be
running the outfit "by the book."
We arranged to contact Kurgusen
O'Hallijon to cover the story. We found him
in an obscure corner of the graduate student
center. He was imbibing alcohol after
spending a probing afternoon in the Pit.
Did you get the questions? (we had sent
him into the student body to gather some
police questions.)
I did (he said) but you're not going to like
We didn't.
We looked at his notes and words like
bullets, hostage, killed for speeding, were
conspicuous. We wondered if there were any
polite questions. That depended on what we
meant by the word "polite." (he said in an
interview Wednesday)
Facts: Mounted police to supervise the
endowment lands, 1,700 acres of ground and
buildings. One sergeant, two noncommissioned officers, 10 constables, one
"special" constable.
Sgt. Pearson's last post was in Chetwynd,
B.C. It's 200 miles north of Prince George,
where he tried to keep Indians, rednecks,
and fast drivers, from belaboring each
other's bodies and running into each other
with their vehicles; while supervising" the
rural alcohol intake.
These qualifications should stand him in
good stead as he works the UBC campus. He
will be supervising similar to the above
mentioned social interactions between
engineers and non-engineers as they
proceed to and from the various watering
holes. (We're here, we're here, we're here,
the Engineer — HIM! HIM! FUCK HIM!)
Sgt. Pearson will be supervising a
population of about 40,000 students,
residents and staff.
The following are some of the students'
Is there a significant crime problem on
No, it's a pretty quiet place. Most of what
there is comes from off campus, outside the
endowment lands.
What is the motto of the RCMP?
Maintain the law. Uphold the right.
Some texture data: five briefcases under
a table, ipso facto, five people in the
building, seven filing cabinets, 1 phone call
where the secretary says: "No,
everything's pretty quiet", then hangs up,
one tall safe between the seven filing
Subject matter number one: Three unarm
ed people shot dead.
Why would an officer choose to use "dum
dum" bullets?
I don't care to answer that. I'll talk to you
personally after the (tape) machine is
turned off.
You won't go on record?
What is the reason for not going on
Well, because its only my opinion.
We value your opinion; we are students.
We learn from the opinions.
Okay, I will come and talk with them; one
to one, one to 50, I'll talk to them personally,
but I don't think the manner in which you're
approaching this right now is fair.
Why isn't it fair?
Well, that's only my opinion.
Do you understand our position? As a
student on campus we are trying to transfer
the questions of our fellow students to you—
who we consider to be in a responsible
position to opine. We want to hear your
individual opinion because it represents the
character of the person who is controlling
the police work on our campus. You might
be able to teach us something that we don't
O.K. I can appreciate that. You could ask
me questions that relate to me and I will
answer them.
Would you ever use dum dum bullets, or
other than regulation bullets?
No, and to my knowledge no member here
has. Or will have. Why somebody else would
do it I don't know, that's personal.Wateh this
space for part two in Thursday's Ubyssey.
*    *    *
Speaking of death — there occurred on
campus the demise of four giant poplars.
The rustling you may have heard in the
remaining leaves is to the effect "HOW
F.O'. is the pseudonym of a new Ubyssey
columnist who will be writing regularly
during the school year. Feedback is
welcomed. Page 6
Tuesday, September 16, 1975
Hot flashes
Free dump
Graduating in 1976, but still
don't have any idea what to do
with that degree? Consider a job
with the federal civil service.
Information can be obtained
from the campus placement
office in Ponderosa Annex F.
Deadline for applications is Oct.
14, and written examinations will
be held on campus Oct. 21 and
22. Those who do well in the
exams will get interviews with
federal lackeys, and maybe a job.
Grads in almost any faculty or
field are invited to apply, and
remember, civil servants are
generally outrageously overpaid
and sometimes pretty hard to
Do you need a place to dump
your stuff while you're looking
for a place to live?
If so, you need to use the free
storage area operated by the
Alma Mater Society's off-campus
housing office.
It's in Brock 357, up the long
metal stairway at the rear of
Brock Hall. Hours arel p.m. to 4
p.m. Monday to Friday.
Subjection     -
UBC's International Women's
Year Committee is sponsoring a
panel discussion comparing
current liberal idflfe on women
with John Stuart Mills' ideas on
The discussion will focus on
Mills' plea for sexual equality as
stated in The Subjection of
Panelists are John Robson and
Ann Robson, both of the
University of Toronto, and Susan
Wendell, philosophy grad student
at UBC.
The discussion will be noon
Thursday in Buchanan 104.
Crosstown bus
A petition for a King Edward
avenue crosstown bus is currently
being circulated on campus.
This bus line would provide
the only east-west service
between Broadway and
Forty-first and would run from
UBC to Burnaby Municipal Hall.
A bus route along Forty-ninth
was started in March in response
to a similar petition.
Petitions are available from
Speakeasy or the Alma Mater
Society office. For further
information, drop by room 240
inSUB or phone 228-3971.
'Tween classes
General meeting, noon, IRC 1.
Prayer     and     share     time,     noon,
conference room, Lutheran Campus
General   meeting,   noon,   SUB   205.
General   meeting,   noon,   SUB   213.
Transcendental      Meditation
introduction      lecture,     8     p.m.,
Buchanan 100.
Free    legal    advice,   noon   to   2:30
p.m., SUB 234.
Portugal     discussion,     8     p.m.,
Carpenters'  Hall, 2512 2nd Avenue,
International  folk dancing, 7:30 to
10 p.m., International House.
General    meeting   and   slide   show,
noon, Angus 104.
Election of executive, noon, Angus
Organizational   meeting, noon, SUB
Organizational   meeting,  noon, SUB
Demonstration,     noon,     SUB
Tryouts,    4:30    p.m.    to    6    p.m.,
winter sports centre courts.
Weekly   testimony   meeting,   noon,
SUB 217.
Transcendental      Meditation
introductory  lecture,  noon, IRC 3.
First  meeting,  noon, SUB   228.
Meeting, 1 p.m. gym 4.
Dr. Butler talks about admission to
Western College of Veterinary
Medicine, noon, McMillan 166.
Jim Wolfeson Is Transcendence
Making a Comeback?, noon, SUB
Organizational   meeting,  noon,  SUB
Organizational   meeting, noon, SUB
General meeting, noon, Brock 358.
Team    meeting,    1    p.m.,    gym    2,
winter sports centre.
Organizational  meeting, noon, SUB
General   meeting   and  wreck  diving
film, noon, SUB 125.
Practice,   7:30 p.m., gym E, winter
sports centre.
Practice,  2:30 p.m.,
sports centre.
Folk dancing instructions,   7:30 to
10:30 p.m., SUB 212.
gym E, winter
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Ukrainian Students' Club
General Meeting
Come help plan upcoming events
(a ? and cheese party, guest speakers
and car rally) on Thurs., Sept. 18
at 12:30 p.m. in SUB room 219.
20 — Housing (Continued)
ROOM IN SPACIOUS communal house
on endowment lands. Mature student,
$125. Phone 228-0883.
ROOM & BOARD in faculty home In
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Fri. Non-smoker, 224-5058.
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evenings,   7:30 p.m.
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Phone  681-9816 for  appointment.
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50 — Rentals
60 — Rides
70 — Services
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42817 (evenings). Gridders take second straight win
"Every Saturday, we're going to
be competitive. There's just no
way any team in the league can
count on us for an easy two points
this season."
With those words, 'Bird's football coach Frank Smith summed
up the difference between this
year's edition of the 'Birds and
those of the past seven or eight
seasons. Since Smith's squad had
just polished off the Royal Military
College Redmen 42-0 for their
second straight win of the young
season, nobody was about to argue
with him.
That was Saturday evening.
Smith could afford to take the time
to savor being undefeated after two
weeks of play. Nobody can
remember a UBC coach being
presented that opportunity before.
But first thing Sunday morning, he
was completely occupied studying
the film of the Alberta Golden
Bears-Saskatchewan Huskies
game taken a fortnight before.
His task now is to succeed where
the Bears failed: beat the Huskies.
The Saskatchewan team is big,
experienced and two-time
defending conference champion.
Knocking over that kind of
machine will be no easy job.
Still, against the Redmen, UBC
showed it may have some tricks to
show the Huskies. Fullback Gord
Penn carried the ball 16 times for
135 yards to boost his season total
to 333 yards. In all, eight UBC
rushers ran for 324 yards, rolling
up 16 first downs on the way.
The 'Birds' passing attack, rated
their strongest weapon, suffered
through a rather lethargic game.
But given the free way in which
Smith substituted, there seems to
be little cause for worry. Dan
Smith completed 6 of 13 passes for
84 yards and one touchdown. Greg
Gardner was 2 for 5 with both his
completions going for touchdowns.
While Penn seems to have solved
Smith's inside running problems,
there still is an apparent lack of an
outside ground game. Bernie
Crump a six-foot, 180-pound freshman, may be just the man Smith is
looking for. Showing fine speed and
some snakey moves, Crump
hauled the ball six times for 50
yards. His day's performance was
crowned by a 31-yard ramble and a
Over-all, the 'Birds notched six
majors. Gardner got two, while
Penn, Chris Davies, Crump and
Gary "Miracle" Metz each added
one. The offense rolled for 438
yards and 23 first downs.
Defensively, the 'Birds were
solid. Good tackling and tight pass
coverage limited the Redmen to
145 total yards. After eight quarters of play, the defense has yet to
be scored on. Smith couldn't ask
for much more than that.
While admitting that his team is
still six men away from championship form, Smith showed more
class than many other coaches in
the Canada West conference. He
substituted freely. Penn ran up his
rushing totals over barely half the
game. Early in the fourth quarter
he elected to punt rather than go
for a field goal inside College's 40-
yard line, and late in the game he
twice instructed his quarterback to
run a keeper on third and long
yardage inside College's 15.
This performance is in stark
contrast to other teams in the
league who have not hesitated to
run up scores on their more
hapless opponents. More often than
not, it was the 'Birds who were
called upon to play the role of
patsies. Just last year, the
University of Calgary Dinosaurs
played their starters for the entire
game while drubbing the 'Birds 61-
Smith believes the Huskies will
be the team to beat this year. With
a crisp passing game and Brob-
dignabean   linemen   going   both
ways, they could easily prove to be
the class of the league.
The Golden Bears, while thinned
by graduation, are not to be written
off easily. Smith would love to see
the Calgary Dinosaurs weak this
season, but they are not apt to be so
The University of Manitoba
Bisons suffered an embarrassing
shock last week when the 'Birds
opened the season by handing them
a 38-7 defeat. Smith expects them
to be hungry when his charges
meet them on the prairies later this
It appears that Smith and his
coaching staff did a fine job of
recruiting over the summer. The
bulk of the team is young, and the
future looks bright, providing some
holes are filled.
Perhaps the most encouraging
thing for the football team this
year is the support they have been
given. Saturday afternoon found
the second large crowd in a row at
Thunderbird Stadium. Amazing
what a winner will do (take heart,
In other Canada West league
action Saturday the University of
Saskatchewan was handed a
stunning 21-17 defeat by the surprising University of Calgary
Dinosaurs. In the other game
played, the University of Alberta
clipped the University of Manitoba
11-10. The 'Birds and the Dinosaurs i
now share the league lead, holding
a half-game advantage over both
the Golden Bears and the Huskies.
Manitoba is in the basement,
taking down the UBC memorabilia
which has collected there over the
The 'Birds' next home game will
be in twd weeks' time, Sept. 27,
when they take on the ignoble
University of Calgary Dinosaurs.
It could be the first time people
have had a problem finding a seat
in Thunderbird Stadium.
—sucha singh photo
VIC WASILENKO of the UBC Thunderbirds outmanoeuvres Ray
Richardson (68) and unidentified friend of the Royal Military College
during last Saturday's encounter at Thunderbird Stadium. 'Birds
romped to a 42-0 win, their second straight, before 1,200 fans.
We need your help
We're in trouble. We need your
The Ubyssey sports staff is in
dire need of bodies who are interested in sports to the point of
wanting to observe and then write
about them.
Football, hockey, rugby, soccer
and basketball are the only sports
to be assigned writers. The other
sports are suffering badly,
languishing in neglect and
therefore slighted coaches are
phoning us up complaining, and we
really want to do more for them,
but it is impossible and
We want women sports staff.
This is a serious request. Probably
the most neglected area in our
coverage is women's sports. And
intramurals.  Please  help  us   to
Open Invitation to join
First meeting Tuesday,
September 16, 6:30 p.m.
6050 Chancellor Blvd.
Information: 228-9031
redress the imbalance.
And all photographers — here is
your chance. Free use of a
darkroom with enlarging facilities,
et al, and a chance to take excellent action shots of various
sporting events. We are desperate
for photogs.
Those people interested, please
. apply post haste to SUB 241K. You
will be welcomed with great joy,
and   set   to   work   immediately.
We're lovely folks — come see us!
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In or Out
"Is Transcedence
making a comeback
a panel discussion
Prof. Ann Robson, Department of History,
Prof. John Robson, Department of English,
University of  Toronto,
Susan Wendell, Department of Philosophy, UBC,
Prof. I.B. Nadel, Department of English, UBC.
Buchanan Building at 12:30 p.m.
Rm. 104
Prof. Ann Robson is sponsored by the ad hoc committee of international
women's year at ubc in co-operation with the Victorian Studies Association
of Western Canada Conference. Page 8
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Steinem-CIA contacts exposed
From page 5
American government abroad. At
least she was representing certain
American interests and her activities in the Independent
Research Service involved her
inextricably with the U.S. domestic
political intelligence network.
Another fact, - exhumed by the
Redstockings, is the group's
publication of a pamphlet in 1959
called "A Review of Negro
Segregation in the United States."
Steinem's name is listed on the
inside cover, this time as Co-
Director of the Independent
Research Service.
The pamphlet focuses on the
supposed advances made by Black
people in the U.S. For example, " .
.. beyond the noisy clamor of those
who would obstruct justice and fair
play, no alert observer can be
unaware of the concerted effort to
rule our segregation from every
aspect of American life."
The reason some discrimination
still does occur, according to the
research group, is because, "it is
also self-perpetuating, in that the
rejected group, through continued
deprivation, is hardened in the
very shortcomings, real or
imaginary, that are given as the
reasons for discrimination in the
first place."
In other words, the oppression of
Blacks continues, not because of
white ruling class interests, but
because black people actually have
become inferior.
The Redstocking analysis
equates this denial of Black oppression with Ms. magazine's
rationalization to explain the
prolonged subjugation of women.
Both Blacks and women have
supposedly become apathetic and
By 1967, the Independent
Research Service  was  declared
"largely inactive" by the New
York Times. Steinem, however,
was still a Director in September
1968 when Ramparts broke another
story. This time they disclosed that
the CIA had plans of their own for
another World Youth Festival to be
held in Sofia, Bulgaria. A scandal
involving some confidential letters
implicating the CIA which found
their way into print before the
festival, had the effect of curtailing
the CIA's plans for youths in Sofia.
It was during the following year,
1969-70, that Gloria Steinem first
began publicly identifying herself
with the women's movement.
Around this same time Red-
stocking researchers noted, there
was a change in the biographical
information listed about Steinem in
Who's Who. Reportedly, Who's
Who sends data sheets to their
subjects, requesting them to
furnish the details.
The 1968-69 edition was the first
issue ever mentioning Steinem and
at the time she was listed as
"Director, educational foundation,
Independent Research Service,
Cambridge, Mass., NYC, 1959-62,
now member Board of Directors,
By the 1970 edition of Who's Who,
this entry was shorted to
"Director, educational foundation .>
. . 1959-60." No mention of her
position in Washington on the
board of directors appears and she
abbreviated her term of employment with the Independent
Research Service to one year. The
censored version appears in each
successive edition of Who's Who.
There does seem to be an attempt, on Steinem's part, to
mislead Ms. readers and conceal
parts of her past. For instance, her
bio-blurb in the June, 1973, Ms. is
even vaguer: "Gloria Steinem has
been a freelance writer all her
professional life . . . Ms. magazine
is her first full-time salaried job."
Then there is Gloria Steinem's
mysteriously swift rise to national
prominence so soon after the 1967
exposures. It is a common complaint among ex-CIA agents that
past involvement with the Agency
often impedes their ability to find
other forms of employment. This
was not the case for Steinem.
Again, according to the Redstockings:
"Her career skyrocketed a year
after the 1967 exposures. Much of
the credit for this must go to Clay
Felker, publisher of New York
magazine. Recently in the news for
his acquisition of the Village Voice,
Felker immediately fired its two
remaining founders from their jobs
as publisher and editor.
"Felker was Steinem's editor at
Esquire where her first free-lance
pieces were published. He hired
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her as contributing editor to New
York magazine in 1968 and booked
publicity spots for her on radio and
TV talk shows. Felker put up the
money for the preview issue of Ms.
in January 1972, a large part of
which appeared as a supplement to
the 1971 yearend issue of New York
"In effect, it was Felker who
made Steinem famous by giving
her a platform from which to
establish her women's liberation
credentials. These facts are all
part of the public record. What has
not been widely known up to this
time are the earlier political roots
of the Steinem /Felker
collaboration. Felker was with
Steinem at the Helsinki Youth
Festival, editing the English
language newspaper, put out by
the CIA-financed delegation."
In addition to Steinem's initial
boost from Clay Felker, the
Redstockings were able to
determine two other major sources
of funds for the then fledgling Ms.
magazine. One resource was
Katherine Graham, owner and
publisher of the Washington Post
and Newsweek. She bought $20,000
worth of stock before the first issue
of Ms. was ever published. According to perfect Ms. "ideology,"
Graham was recently featured on
the magazine's cover, depicted by
the headline as "The most
Powerful Woman in America."
In conjunction to this, Newsweek
became the most enthusiastic
mass circulation magazine
promoting the Independent
Research Service and later Gloria
Steinem as an individual.
The second major money source
for Ms. was Warner Communications, Inc. They purchased
$1 million worth of Ms. stock, after
the preview issue appeared.
Continued on Thursday
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1st 8 p.m.
Tickets available Wednesday at
A.M.S. office in S.U.B.


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