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The Ubyssey Mar 20, 1979

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Array McGeer fuses fusion plan
The Lower Mainland will be the
site of an international experimental nuclear fusion project,
if education minister Pat McGeer
has his way.
It seems highly unlikely that he
At a press conference at UBC
Monday, McGeer officially confirmed reports in the Quebec press
that B.C. has asked the federal
government to express its interest in
having the fusion project, a
proposed joint venture by the
Soviet Union and the U.S., located
in B.C.
But the decision to proceed with,
B.C. might be site of nuclear project
let alone locate the plant, won't be
taken for three years, and McGeer
faced a hostile reception from
reporters who suspected the
minister was milking the scheme for
pre-election publicity.
McGeer, who forced reporters to
watch a videotaped 45-minute
television program on fusion energy
before answering questions because
of "misleading" reports on the
subject, said he wants B.C. to get in
on the ground floor of the "largest
scientific project ever undertaken in
the world."
When asked how he would
alleviate the concerns of B.C.
citizens worried about a possible
harmful environmental impact
from the controversial project, McGeer replied with a smile, "I
recommend they take a high school
course in physics."
When accused of giving a "glib"
answer to a serious question, McGeer said, "environmental
problems would be minimal."
But according to the television
program screened before the press
conference,   Public   Broadcasting
System's Nova, serious problems
remain in developing a "first wall'
or "blanket" which can effectively
contain the nuclear fusion reaction
which takes place in the core of a
reactor. The reaction was described
as a "miniature hydrogen bomb
explosion" that could be harnessed
to provide energy.
However McGeer claimed that
the project would be a "scientific
device, not a nuclear reactor," and
that it could lead to the "Holy
Grail" of energy sources.
Fusion energy has been lauded as
the ultimate energy source because
it is the only nuclear process that
uses fuel already existing in large,
cheap quantities. Fission nuclear
plants currently in operation use
enriched uranium or plutonium as
fuel, leaving radioactive wastes that
create disposal problems.
A fusion reactor could use deuterium, or heavy water, as fuel.
Deuterium can be separated from
water at low cost.
But experimental fusion reactions conducted so far have
required tremendous amounts of
energy to obtain the desired effect.
For that reason McGeer said the
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Vol. LXV, No. 66 VANCOUVER, B.C., TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1979
AMS fills up
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TELLING FISH TALES while confusion reigns around him, UBC goalie
John Kibblewhite is let off hook by defender Eric Jones as wave of
Clansmen approaches. SFU went home from fishing expedition empty-
handed when 'Birds netted first half goal by Gordon Johnson and won
— peter menyasz photo
revived duel 1-0 in whale of show. Now that scales of fortune have tipped
west, SFU will hopefully clam up and swim with the tide in Canadian
pond. For different angle, see page 8.
Petition fights 'poor gov't act'
UBC social work students have drawn up a
petition to combat the proposed provincial
Family and Child Services Act because they
think it seriously ignores the rights of children.
"It's a band-aid approach. Everything will
be handled after the fact," student social
worker Robert Brajovic said Monday. "It
displays an apprehensive attitude rather than
The petition, criticizing inadequacies in the
proposed legislation, calls for the addition of a
statement defining children's human rights,
legislated support services for children at risk
and their families, and the appointment of an
ombudsperson as an advocate for children.
"The way things are now, there is no
clarification of what a child at risk is," said
Brajovic. "The legislation should be more
specifically defined. There's no allowance for
such factors as emotional neglect."
In a recent news release, social work
students accuse the Social Credit government
of ignoring recommendations made in 1975 by
the B.C. Royal Commission on Family and
Children's Law, which "brought together the
best in contemporary knowledge to provide
clear, enlightened guidance to policymakers on
family and children's law."
The release calls the proposed act "shallow
in scope" and adds^that it fails to meet the
needs of children and families in trouble. It
presents cases and statistics of emotional and
psychological damage done to children
through foster care and prolonged parental
Children have no legal identity separate
from membership in their family and are not
considered people under the Human Rights
Code of B.C., the release states. "Children are
missing out on elementary rights such as the
right to health services, recreation, education
and professional adult guidance during
periods when their future freedom or family
status is being decided."
The protesters claim the current legislative
proposal does not provide social workers with
a mandate to offer services to families in need.
But the act does give them the power to
remove the child from the home. As a result,
protesters claim the new legislation is crisis-
The proposed act also ignores native Indian
children who represent a b o u t 30 per cent of
B.C.'s total child population. The school of
social work press release recommends that the
new legislation allow local Indian communities
to get involved in child welfare services.
NDP MLA Rosemary Brown has echoed the
students' opposition to the proposed act,
which is supposed to replace the outdated
Protection of Children Act drafted in 1901.
"Perhaps   most   important   of   all,   the
proposed legislation reflects an ever-increasing
trend by the Social Credit government to
produce over-simplified, poorly defined
legislation that refers to regulations that can be
changed or revised at will without the approval
of the legislature. The rights of individuals, be
they children or adults, and the services to
which they are entitled, should not be left to
regulation — they should be approved by the
legislature and become law."
Brown said a child's welfare must be the
first priority in all cases and support services
should be available and guaranteed when
parents are unable to cope.
"We cannot support legislation that is
punitive in its treatment of people on fixed and
lower incomes."
The school of social work intends to present
its petition to human resources minister Grace
McCarthy next week. Tables will be set up in
all main faculty buildings on Thursday and
Friday for those interested in signing the
The new legislation would make a director
of child welfare directly accountable to the
deputy minister and minister of human resources, resulting in "another faceless bureaucrat, greatly restricted ... to situations where
a child is dealt with under the act or the regulations."
For the first time since 1949,
UBC students have voted for an
Alma Mater Society fee increase.
A record 4,743 students voted at
the polls for last week's referendum, and 70.8 per cent of them cast
a ballot in favor of a $3 hike in fees.
The ballot also stated that at least
$1.50 of the proposed increase
would have to be used to finance
the intramurals program. The War
Memorial gym poll accordingly
showed the strongest support for
the proposal, with 91.5 per cent in
favor of the hike.
After a low-key campaign by
student politicos in favor of the
increase, 3,360 students voted yes,
while 1,375 were opposed to hiking
the fees.
The referendum was the second
faced this year by UBC students,
who in the fall defeated a similar
referendum calling for a $2 increase
to the current $36 AMS fee. That
ballot failed by about 160 votes,
after 4,200 students went to the
polls. Fifteen per cent of the
student body must vote for quorum
to be reached.
UBC students also defeated a fee
referendum in November, 1976, as
only 63.9 per cent of 6,100 students
voting were in favor of a $5 hike,
with the revenue shared by The
Ubyssey, intramurals, student radio
station CITR, and the AMS. A
two-thirds majority is required on
these referendums.
Almost $35,000, representing
half of the money raised, will be
given to the university's intramurals
Intramurals director Nestor Korchinsky said Monday he is overjoyed at the referendum's success.
The additional intramurals funding
might be used to begin a water polo
program, a new women's intramural league and will aid other
programs, he said.
put to sleep
There has been a great deal of
discussion on campus concerning
the general apathy of students in
dealing with the issues of modern
The Ubyssey staff, not being able
to come to any decisions on what to
do about apathy, and generally not
caring much, hereby announce that
this Thursday's Ubyssey will not be
Those on The Ubyssey staff with
some sense of moral responsibility
did manage to obtain a firm commitment from all staff members to
publish Friday's issue. The next
issue after that, and the last of the
year, will be on Friday, March 30. Page 2
Tuesday, March 20, 1979
B.C. has power fo burn for prefect
From page 1
project site would have to be near
hydroelectric transmission lines. He
also added that it must be near
Vancouver International Airport,
since it is an international project
with scientists from all over the
world coming and going to the site.
Asked if UBC might be a good
site for the project, McGeer replied
that he couldn't presume to speak
for the board of governors, who
would  have  to  approve  such  a
move, but said UBC was too small
and very unlikely to be considered a
potential site.
McGeer admitted B.C. has only a
"slim" chance at being chosen as
the project site if it goes ahead and
said there is strong competition
from Quebec, Sweden, Finland,
France and Italy for the site.
The minister, who is also responsible for science and technology, said premier Bill Bennett
wrote to prime minister Pierre Tru
deau a month ago officially
requesting that the federal government put B.C. forward for consideration to the international
steering committee considering the
McGeer denied that the provincial government was interested
in attempting to get the project for
reasons of prestige alone.
"It (the project) would provide
for B.C. the largest scientific
venture in the history of the world,
capital investment of $1 billion,
operating budgets of $100 million a
year and an inside track on the most
important engineering technology
of the century."
McGeer said he expected opposition to the proposal from some
environmental protection groups
but said "sophisticated" environmentalists would not object.
"(But) we have our share of extremists," he said.
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government is offering five free shares in the
recently-formed British Columbia Resources
Investment Corporation to every eligible
resident of our province. Following are
answers to the most important questions
concerning this unique offer—
Who is eligible?
Every person who has lived in B.C. for the
past year—and who holds or has qualified
and applied for Canadian citizenship—is
eligible for five free shares in B.C.R.I.C.
Those 16 years of age and over should apply
for shares on their own behalf. For children
under 16, application should be made by the
mother or guardian. Infants, born in B.C. on
or before June 15, 1979 and resident here
since birth, also qualify for free shares.
Application, again, should be made by the
mother or guardian.
Free shares are also available to those
ordinarily resident in B.C. who have been
temporarily absent from the province during
the 12 months immediately preceding the
offer, provided such persons are
otherwise eligible.
What do B.C.R.I.C.
shares represent?
The B.C. Resources Investment Corporation
is the holding company for shares held by the
province in a variety of B.C. resource
industries and enterprises. B.C.R.I.C. holds
81% of the common shares of Canadian
Cellulose, 100% of the common shares of
Kootenay Forest Products and Plateau Mills,
10% of the common shares of Westcoast
Transmission, plus oil and gas rights in a vast
area of northeastern B.C.—investments
transferred at a value of over $151 million.
B.C.R.I.C. shares represent partial ownership
of this whole range of enterprises.
How can I apply?
Application forms are available at banks, trust
companies, credit unions and investment
dealers throughout B.C. When making
application, you must present two of the
following pieces of identification: a.) driver's
licence: b.) Social Insurance card: c.) Medical
Plan card. If you are 65 years of age or over,
a Pharmacare card is sufficient proof
of identity.
Mothers or guardians applying for children
under 16 are required to furnish only a
medical plan number or a birth certificate for
such children. Young people, 16 and over,
who have not yet obtained such identification,
may establish their identity by presenting their
birth certificate or other acceptable identification—in person—at the office of their local
Government Agent (or, in the Lower
Mainland, at their local Motor Vehicle
Branch office).
Those unable to apply in person may
delegate a suitable individual to act on their
behalf—that person must utilize a Power of
Attorney form, available where applications
are made.
When does the offer
To take advantage of the free share offer, you
must submit your application by June 15,
1979. Should there be extenuating circumstances—absence from the province
during the application period, for
example—an appeal may be made to the
Ministry of Finance by September 30, 1979.
When do I receive my
Distribution of free shares by B.C.R.I.C. will
begin immediately after British Columbia Day,
August 6, 1979. The person making
application has until September 30, 1979 to
pick up the shares where application
was made.
Can I buy additional
Yes. If you qualify for free shares, you have
the option of purchasing up to 5,000
additional shares at a price substantially below
their underlying value. This price will be
specified on your application form.
No individual or corporation may own more
than 1% of the voting shares of B.C.R.I.C.
(although pension funds may own up to 3%).
Corporations and pension funds, however,
are not allowed to participate in the initial
share issue.
Will I be able to sell
my shares?
Yes. Stock market trading in shares is
expected to commence shortly after the
distribution date . . . and at this point, a
"market value" will be established. However,
it is hoped that a majority of British
Columbians will not only retain, but enlarge,
their share holdings. In this way, they will
participate directly in the continued expansion
of our resource industries, while ensuring that
control of these industries remains in B.C.
You will share in 100% of
Kootenay Forest Products and
Plateau Mills.
What if my shares are lost
or stolen?
The free shares will be "bearer" shares—in
other words, owned by and saleable by the
bearer, and not registered to any individual.
Therefore, there is no protection against loss
or theft. However, each block of 100 shares
or more will be registered in the name of an
individual share-holder (and thus protected).
Because registering takes additional time,
persons planning to purchase blocks of shares
for registration should submit their applications as early as possible. Note: only the
holders of registered shares will be eligible to
vote on company matters and receive
financial information and other communications from the company.
How will B.C.R.I.C. use
its money?
All money invested in the B.C. Resource
Investment Corporation will be used to
further its investment objectives, including
the development of resource industries within
British Columbia.
Other questions?
For further information on the free share
offer—or about B.C.R.I.C.—contact: B.C.
Government Public Information. In
Vancouver, phone 873-3455. In Victoria,
phone 387-6121.
In other areas, information is available
through your local Government Agent.
Province of
British Columbia Tuesday, March 20, 1P79
Page 3
AMS presidential battle joined
After a weekend meeting in a
smoke-filled back room, another
candidate has emerged to take on
engineering undergraduate society
president Brian Short in the upcoming election for Alma Mater
Society president.
Bob Staley, a neophyte on the
student representative assembly, is
apparently the choice of a
collection of moderate and left-
wing AMS politicos who met in a
meeting room in Brock Hall on
Saturday. Staley was elected to the
SRA as an arts representative only
two weeks ago.
Staley has had some political
experience as a member of the UBC
NDP club and as a member of the
AMS external affairs- committee.
Staley lost no time in attacking
his opponent, Brian Short. "If the
right-wing slate gets in we will be
From page 2
McGeer admitted under repeated
questioning that one reason B.C.
and Quebec would be considered is
the abundance of electric power in
both provinces, a necessity for the
project. However he claimed it was
only one of several reasons B.C. is
in the running for the site.
"We have experience in bringing
international scientific teams into
B.C. and a good international
airport conveniently located," he
said. When it was pointed out that
many other locations in the world
had similar advantages, McGeer
and Erich Vogt, UBC faculty and
student affairs vice-president, who
joined McGeer for the press
conference, said the power issue
was taking questions "off on a
Women get
labor benefit
The Canadian working woman's
lot improved in a big way last week
when a federal court judge ruled
that women receiving unemployment insurance maternity benefits
can also simultaneously receive
incentive benefits from their employers.
Because of Justice Hugh Gibson's decision Thursday, made in
favor of the Association of
University and College Employees,
other unions can now attempt to
negotiate clauses in labor contracts
entitling their female members to
similar benefits.
The B.C. Government Employees' Union, half of whose
20,000 members are women, will
definitely try to include a similar
clause in their contract negotiations
this July, union collective
bargaining director Cliff Andstein
Andstein added that the private
sector generally follows contractual
examples set by the government's
negotiations with its workers.
According to AUCE contracts
with UBC and SFU, women on
maternity leave are eligible to
receive the difference between the
UI maternity benefits and the salary
they would normally have earned
over a maximum 16-week period.
Although the commission verbally approved the clauses in 1976,
women began receiving notices
ordering them to repay sums
ranging from $1,200 to $2,000 to
the commission. The union appealed on behalf of about 100
women and lost its case last spring.
Gibson's decision last week overruled the commission decision.
dealing with bake sales and candy
cane contests," Staley said
Monday. He added that political
issues such as university accessibility and tuition fee increases would
receive priority, as well as service to
students, if he is elected.
Staley charged that Short would
kowtow to the university administration. "I think people are
going to look at the candidates and
decide whether they want student
government with different objectives from that of the university
administration," said Staley.
Short adopted a more statesmanlike role Monday in replying to
Staley's comments. "I don't know
him personally," he said, adding
that Staley's recent arrival to AMS
politics might be a liability.
Short said the principal problem
in student politics in recent years
has been the lack of communication
between the AMS and undergraduate societies, clubs and other
He added that it is important that
a candidate well-known on campus
be elected to reverse the mystique
surrounding the AMS and claimed
he would involve undergraduate
societies in more of the AMS'
And he said he is not against a
political role for the AMS. "But in
order to get any political movement
on this campus, there has to be
mass participation. There is no
mass movement in the AMS now,"
he said.
Short said the AMS has alienated
first- and second-year students
from its activities. He added that
student participation in AMS committees markedly declined and at
tributed the failure of the most
recent anti-tuition fee increase campaign to a lack of communication
and support from the undergraduate societies.
"If Staley were to get in there
would be a continuation of the
same problems."
He said he is also disappointed
the election is causing the
traditional split between the professional science faculties of
engineering, agriculture and
forestry against the arts and general
sciences coalition which includes
education, graduate studies and
Relations will have to be
smoothed over once the election is
held, Short said.
He added that the president's
position should change. "The job
of president should be more visible
— he is the spokesman of the
The AMS presidential election
follows the parliamentary form of
government. Instead of electing the
president by a general election open
to all students (which takes place at
most other universities), the
president is elected by a majority
vote of the student representative
assembly. The election will be
during Thursday's  SRA meeting.
Two candidates have also
stepped forward for the vacant
external affairs officer position.
Current AMS president Valgeet
Johl and SRA science representative Jim Bodner will be running for
the post.
Glenn Wong is rumored to be
running for AMS secretary-
SOME NUKES IS good nukes, says Pat McGeer, shown here with
fellow tuboid Erich Vogt watching television program on fusion energy.
McGeer forced reporters to sit through 45-minute energy show, then
previewed scenes from new Gone With the Radioactive Wind. Press con-
—bill tieleman photo
ference after screenings featured news of B.C. bid for joint
(Soviet-U.S.A.) fusion reactor project. McGeer termed speculation on,
success of bid as premature, but admitted provincial government's interest in setting project in Vancouver area, for reasons of convenience.
Gov't bursaries to wag tongues again
OTTAWA (CUP) — Second-
language bursary and monitor programs, previously threatened by
federal-provincial disputes over
funding, will definitely go ahead
this summer, according to an of
ficial of the Council of Ministers of
Boyd Pelley, the council's
director of Bilingualism programs,
said Monday that "both programs
are on" as a result of an agreement
reached   last   week   between   the
Rallies struck at SFU
Special to The Ubyssey
Simon Fraser University will be
the site of two demonstrations this
week — one in support of the
current support staff strike and the
other against the strike.
The demonstrations come as the
Association of University and
College Employees local 2, who
have been on a full strike since
March 8, voted Sunday to ask all
members of the SFU community to
respect the picket line.
The pro-strike committee has
planned today to inform students
of their rights and choices in the
The anti-strike demonstration is
planned by a group of mostly commerce and economics students
calling themselves LEARN (Leave
Education Alone Right Now),
which sprang up last week and now
claims a membership of about 700.
An anti-union demonstration
planned for Thursday failed to
draw a single protester. LEARN
says this week "hundreds" are
expected to gather to tell striking
clerical, library and technical
workers to get back to work.
federal   and   provincial   governments.
The publicity for the monitor
programs is already out, he said,
while that for the summer bursaries
is now being approved and should
be distributed in a few weeks.
The one-year agreement settled
how the funding for non-formula
programs, including the monitor
and bursary programs, would be
divided among the provinces,
Pelley said. But the more contentious question of federal cuts in
formula payments for primary and
secondary second-language
education is still unresolved, he
The federal government announced last month it was cutting
$34 million from next year's
payments, with further cuts of $28
million a year in succeeding years.
This sparked strong protests from
provincial education ministers, who
asked the federal government how
it expected them to continue programs they had been lured into by
federal funding, without the
According to Quebec education
ministry official Clement Duhaime,
the provinces threatened to cancel
the bursary and monitor programs
unless full funding was restored.
The two programs were selected for
this pressure tactic, he said, because
their loss would least harm second-
language teaching offered to
Pelley said he didn't believe
"there was ever a point where the
programs wouldn't be on. The only
danger was that we wouldn't settle
the details in time."
The five-year agreement for the
formula payments is still being
negotiated, but he said he doubted
the federal government would
change its mind and remove the
cuts. The current agreement expires
March 31. Page 4
Tuesday, March 20, 1979
Act cheats children
Tricks might be for kids, but when it comes to
children's rights, there's no room for playful
The Socreds have proposed a new Family and
Child Services Act which despite its name grossly under-represents children and their rights.
Their act gives no definition of children's human
rights, and legislates no support services for
children at risk and their families.
Children are still left under parental power, and
if this authority is violent or misguided, serious
emotional, psychological and physical damage
for children can result. For kids, there's no
escape clause.
UBC's school of social work has drawn up a
petition to combat the hopelessly inadequate act
proposed. They're recommending the act include appointment of an ombudsperson to advocate children's rights, a definition of these
rights and effective children's services.
To celebrate the Year of the Child, come on out
and sign the petition on Thursday and Friday at
all main faculty buildings. Children deserve equal
Fusion illusion a con
If Pat McGeer wasn't a cabinet minister it
would be a lot funnier.
But the education minister's plan to bring the
"greatest scientific project in the history of the
world" to B.C., however much the illusions of
grandeur tickle the funny bone, have to be looked at somewhat seriously.
Suppose, by some unlucky chain of circumstances, B.C. was given the nuclear fusion
project.  A new nuclear power project,  never
before tested on such a large scale, with design
and safety problems that have yet to be solved,
and a cabinet minister wants to put it in Vancouver's backyard. Wonderful.
And if you doubt the minister's claim that it
will have "minimal" environmental impact, you
should take a high school physics course and
smarten up.
Come on Pat. Lay off the fusion con and stop
the confusion.
Bethune gets SAC
MARCH 20, 1979
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout .the university year by the Alma
Mater Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the
AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey
publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in
room 241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising,
228-3977. Editor: Mike Bocking
Finally. Light at the end of the tunnel. After today, only two more editions of The Ubyssey to put out. Summer waved enticingly to staffers lost in depression
at the thought of another year at UBC down the tube. Ross Burnett and Mark Rogers dreamed of spending the summer taking photos of scantly-clad beach
nymphets instead of the usual Ubyssey non-sexist drek. Kathy Ford immolated the two of them forthwith, as she possessed the eerie power of ESP (extraordinary sexist perception). Kevin Finnegan looked forward to rooting for winners for a change, unless the Whitecaps went belly-up without Allen Hinton. Doug
Todd fantasized about OD'ing on papaya juice whilst composing the definitive history of the bikini. Heather Conn tried to think of some good reasons for spending the summer in Edmonton. The lack of Tom Hawthorns was the only good one she could think of. Peter Menyasz looked forward to finally having some
spare time to hit the local discos. (Yecchh!) Kevin McGee tried to think of excuses to give to his parents why he had failed to graduate once again. Senior grey
eminences Mike Bocking and Bill Tieleman struggled to imagine life away from The Ubyssey office. Their wet dreams are expected to hit the west coast at 2:30
p.m. Take to the shelters. Jeff Rankin contemplated suicide, for he had neglected to make plans for the eventuality that he might one day advance beyond
studenthood. Staffers interested in working on the goon issue are reminded of the meeting today at 1 p.m.
A few reactionaries on UBC's
student administrative commission
have been harassing the Norman
Bethune Club with blatantly discriminatory enforcement of some
of SAC's petty regulations. SAC
decided March 12 to deny our club
the right to set up our regular
literature table in SUB on Monday
and Thursday of this week.
This action by SAC was to "discipline" us for having handed out
leaflets and for having held a
meeting in the SUB foyer the
previous week against the Chinese
social-imperialist invasion of Viet
Our meeting was held in the SUB
foyer after the reactionary members
managed narrowly to defeat our
request to hold the meeting in the
conversation pit, the site of many
other political forums.
Our meeting, the culmination of
several other activities against the
Chinese social-imperialists, turned
out to be very successful, attracting
a crowd of about 75 at its peak, and
altogether *about 200 throughout
the whole event. The vigorous
discussion which took place was
another indication of its success.
It was this success which aroused
the attention and ire of certain SAC
members, who demanded that our
meeting be stopped, midway
through the discussion. When a
member of the Norman Bethune
Club explained this hysterical
activity to the audience, many
students and progressive faculty
condemned the SAC members and
exposed their intentions to suppress
political discussion on the campus.
At the next SAC meeting, the
reactionaries first tried to have SAC
"deconstitute" our club, i.e. withdraw all our rights and privileges.
When this won no support in SAC,
they demanded our presence at the
next SAC meeting.
At this meeting, our representatives explained there was a huge
fuss being raised about nothing and
demanded the reactionaries explain
their charges against the Norman
Bethune Club. The reactionaries
tried to pass a motion denying us
our regular table in SUB for the rest
of March, but they had to water
this down to a one-week denial,
which narrowly passed, with several
The "charges" raised against our
club included illegal distribution of
leaflets in SUB, disobeying SAC's
ruling that we could not hold our
meeting in the conversation pit
(even though we had not held the
meeting there), blocking traffic in
SUB, and causing a disturbance.
The discriminatory nature of
SAC's treatment of our club was
underscored last Thursday, when
Trudeau spoke in SUB. Liberals
were swarming over the entrances
to SUB, handing out leaflets, in
contravention of SAC policy, and
with no special permission from
SAC. Furthermore, SUB's hallways
were blocked, a violation of fire
Do you think there was any disciplinary action taken against the
Liberal club last Thursday? Of
course not! In the eyes of the reactionaries on SAC, a speech by
Trudeau, the arrogant, anti-people
representative of the rich in
Canada, is legitimate politics, so
little rules and regulations can be
But revolutionary politics, as
expressed in the Norman Bethune
Club meeting on March 12 is not
legitimate. Reactionaries like
Trudeau can be freely promoted,
but revolutionary politics must be
restricted or suppressed. This is the
attitude which motivates the reactionaries on SAC to attack our club
in this unjust way.
Our club is not the only student
organization subject to political
persecution at UBC. It has come to
our attention that some organizations of foreign students at International House are being prevented
by the UBC administration from
engaging in political discussion
critical of reactionary, pro-
imperialist regimes such as the
former regime of the Shah of Iran,
Pinochet of Chile, etc.
David Fuller
Norman Bethune Club
Jews lose back in the USSR
Do Jews comprise a religion or a nation?
This question crystallizes a cause for the increasing problems Jews in the Soviet Union
are experiencing.
As a religion, Jews are considered an
aberration in the atheist and anti-Semitic
Soviet state. They are denied freedom of
worship and learning. They are subject to
discrimination in the fields of employment
and education. They endure official anti-
Semitic propaganda and general societal
pressures to assimilate.
But assimilation is impossible. Soviet law
requires everyone to carry papers identifying
one's nationality. The Soviet constitution
guarantees all its nationalities cultural
freedoms and a homeland. Jews in the USSR
are classified as a nationality, but without the
territorial rights that go with it. The Soviet
system continues to maintain Jews but denies
them any legitimate form of recognition.
The dilemma is clear. Soviet Jews are not
permitted to be Jews and simultaneously are
not permitted not to be Jews. By frequent
anti-Semitic policies, the Soviet authorities
persecute Jews as a religion. By anti-Zionist
and anti-Israel diatribes, the Kremlin persecutes Jews as a nation. For many Soviet
Jews, numbering into the hundreds of
thousands, the only action left is emigration.
The right to emigrate is an internationally
recognized human right upheld by international law. This right is specifically upheld in
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
the International Convention on the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the
Helsinki Agreement. The USSR is a
signatory to all these documents and, in
addition, has incorporated the Helsinki
Agreement into its constitution.
However, the process of applying for an
exit visa from the Soviet Union is often a
living nightmare. Soviet Jews who try to
emigrate become "refuseniks," refused
permission to emigrate on arbitrary grounds
and subject to years of delay and a long
hellish struggle against official persecution
and intimidation.
One of the most famous refuseniks is
Anatoly Sharansky, a young computer
programmer. In 1973 he applied for an exit
visa. In 1974 he was jailed during a visit to
the USSR by president Nixon. He was let out
briefly to be married, though the next day,
his wife, whom he has not seen since, was
exiled from the country. In 1976, Sharansky,
despite constant KGB surveillance, helped
found the Moscow Helsinki Monitoring
Committee to check Soviet compliance with
the human rights provisions of the Helsinki
In March, 1977 an article appeared in the
newspaper Izvestia accusing Sharansky of
spying for the Central Intelligence Agency.
Soon after that, Sharansky was arrested, to
be tried for treason.
Why did the Kremlin come down so hard
on Sharansky? Sharansky, fluent in English,
constantly supplied and interpreted information contradicting Soviet emigration
policy and practice. Sharansky showed an
alternative USSR to the official portrayal as
champion of detente. He sensitized hundreds
of western reporters and politicians to Soviet
human rights violations.
In July, 1978, Sharansky was tried. His
lawyer had been ejected from the country,
and he conducted his own defence when his
questions were permitted. He was not
allowed to call any witnesses, nor were most
of his written submissions and documents
accepted as evidence. His mother was denied
entrance  to   the   courtroom.
Sharansky is a prisoner of conscience.
Tomorrow, in SUB, in commemoration of
the second anniversary of Sharansky's arrest,
a table will be set up providing more information on Sharansky and the emigration
movement, as well as petitions asking for his
Passover, the Jewish holiday of freedom is
fast approaching. Sharansky and his fellow
refuseniks echo a 4,000-year-old cry, recalled
at Passover, that catalyzed the birth of the
Jewish people: "Let my people go."
Brian Field is a member of the Canadian
Jewish students' organization NETWORK,
associated with UBC's Hillel House. Tuesday, March 20, 1979
Page 5
People pestered poor PET
Trudeau deserved better than the
audience he got Thursday. There
was so much derision and heckling
of the first two speakers that when
Trudeau finally took the
microphone his indignation almost
prompted him to leave.
Most of the noise came from the
crowd near the ' entrance who
couldn't hear and/or see the
speakers. As is usual when there is
nothing to capture a crowd's attention, raucous behavior dominated,
making it difficult for those inside
to hear anything. Trudeau showed
some anger against this
disorderliness, and justifiably so.
He was not given a decent opportunity until later on in the hour to
discuss the issues seriously.
I am, in a sense, condemning
such behavior by individuals and
groups at such a large function. But
I do not believe the audience was
totally to blame. The whole event
was rather poorly organized, contributing in large part to the disruptions. First, there was not nearly
enough space in the ballroom to
hold all the people; second, the
microphones were not properly set
up beforehand and the P.A. system
was not adjusted correctly,
resulting in inaudibility and feedback; third, there was no one guarding the light system, which went
out several times for unknown
reasons,        disabling        any
videocameras present from continuing their coverage.
The solution, in my opinion, is a
combination of better organization
and a more sincere willingness on
the part of the students of UBC to
hear the opinions of people with the
calibre of Trudeau.
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surmise that some farsighted individuals planned for the day when
all students on campus would see
the light and recognize the true
intention of the so-called
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Tuesday, March 20, 1979
'Tween classes
General meeting, noon, SUB 130.
Revolutionary council meeting, 5:30 p.m., SUB
Dinner at 6 p.m. with Julie Balming on liturgical
arts at 7 p.m., Lutheran Campus Centre.
Former Toronto mayor David Crombie speaks,
noon, Law 101.
Annual general meeting, noon, Brock Hall annex
room 358.
Prayer and sharing, noon, SUB 213.
Lecture on maximum marriage, noon, SUB 211.
Hot flashes
tiny, lif tie MP
Tiny, but not-so-perfect MP,
David Crombie will be speaking at
UBC today. What he has to say is
anyone's guess, but it'll probably be
unintentionally controversial. Anyways, Crombie will be hiding
behind the lecturn in Law 101 at
Crombie, a former mayor of
Toronto, is often touted as a possible successor to Joe Clark should
he ever run into political oblivion.
He might also promise to negotiate
some sort of sovereignty-
association with the University Endowment Lands.
Truth hurts
If you're feeling in a good enough
mood that a heavy load of depres
sion won't bring you down too
much, the committee for the
defence of human rights in Chile is
showing a film describing the econ-
momic realities of Chile under
Augusto Pinochet's regime.
The film, entitled Chile: The Most
Painful Hours, will be shown
Wednesday at noon in SUB 205.
Get mellow
What happens when boy meets
girl, man meets woman, man meets
man, woman meets woman, man
meets boy, parent meets child, ad
nauseam infinitum?
If you're really not sure of the answers, or want to hear someone
else's views on the subject of relationships, then you should be in
Buch. 319 at noon Wednesday to
hear Dale Maranda speak to the Art
of Living Club.
12.45 Wednesday, March 21st
East Mall at Wesbrook by Hebb
Results of Grad Class Gift Ballot
10. Acoustic Recording Centre to Record Books $7,500—567
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13. Wheelchair Access to Memorial Gym— $2,000—475
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1. Memorial Plaque to honour Walter Gage— $400—413
Engineering Undergraduate Society
8. Law Students' Legal Advice Program for Low $2,500—396
Income Needy
7. Funds to Upgrade UBC Daycare Facilities- $5,000-275
Daycare Council
3. Thunderbird Sports Publicity Board— $700—137
Engineering Undergraduate Society
12. Upgrading of Speakeasy Crisis and Information $1,500—118
2. A Mural Depicting - The Year of the Child - $1,000-84
14. Funds to Support CUSO Development $750-77
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11. Rowing Shell — for Women's Rowing Team — $8,000—56
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5. Birling Pond for Logger Sports Area — $7,000—39
6. Furniture for MacMillan Building Lounge — $4,000—39
4. Sahper Conference Speakers' Fund — $1,700—27
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925 Ballots Returned; 5 Spoiled Ballots
Lesbian drop-in, noon, SUB 130. ,
Slide show, noon, Chem. 250.
Film on Chile's economic reality, noon, SUB 205.
General meeting on the ethics of nuclear war
and Trident, noon, SUB auditorium.
Lecture on evolution versus creation, noon, SUB
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Women's drop-in, noon, SUB 130.
General meeting with elections, noon, SUB 211.
Bzzr garden, 5 to 11 p.m., SUB 212.
Playing this week—8:30 p.m.:
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7:30 p.m..  Regent College student residence
Women's drop-in, noon, SUB 130.
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Tiger, Moose belong in zoo
For most Canadian hockey fans,
it has taken a number of weeks to
recover from the initial shock to
logically examine why we lost in our
national game to the Soviets.
The answer became increasingly
evident last week in a game between
the Los Angeles Kings and the
Philadelphia Flyers. During the 60
High sticking? You've got to be
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minutes of regulation hockey, 380
minutes of penalties were called,
which is a record, and 67 minutes in
penalties were given to a single
player, which is again a record.
In a sense it appears that the
NHL, its announcers and sports-
writers are condoning the violence
by constantly advertising it through
the media. The only news that
should follow a violent game is the
score and the names of players who
will be suspended for the remainder
of the season. Maybe then kids will
stop idolizing players with nicknames like Tiger, Moose, Rocky,
Mad Dog, and The Hammer.
Hockey skills can not properly be
developed when the fear of being
illegally hit or attacked is always
Violence and malicious acts can
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and have enjoyed the largest
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Hockey only sells itself with
thuggery when its players lack the
skills to play the game. Let's hope
the Soviet victory will jolt those involved in hockey to change their
sad philosophy to a program that
will see hockey played as it should
be. with skill, finesse and speed.
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Tuesday, March 20, 1979
Field hockey puts the rest en ice
MOORE ... top athlete
It has caused wars in Asia and
riots in Europe, and last week
field hockey crawled out from the
shadow of "that other game" in
Canada to create a few shock
waves at the UBC award banquets. Field hockey players and
teams won most of the major
awards at both the women's
banquet on Wednesday and the
men's banquet on Thursday.
At the women's big block
banquet, the Thunderette field
hockey team was chosen team of
the year and captain Nancy
Moore was awarded the Sparling
trophy as the top athlete in
women's athletics. Marnie
Parton, a member of the junior
varsity field hockey team and the
director of women's intramurals,
was awarded the Barbara Schrodt
trophy for her contribution to
both intramurals and extramurals
at UBC. Thunderette Janis
Wilson was given the Joan
Livesey award for contribution to
field hockey.
Thunderette volleyball manager
Amanjit Dhillon, who also acts as
president of the women's athletic
association, won the Kay Brearley
award for "exceptional service to
the women's athletic program."
The field hockey team is undefeated this year and won the
national university championships. Moore has won four big
blocks in field hockey and has
represented Canada in international competition since 1974.
She is at present training with the
squad   which   will    represent
Canada at the World Championships at UBC in August.
At the men's big block banquet
on Thursday, field hockey captain
Alan Hobkirk was awarded the
Bobby Gaul trophy as the top
male athlete. Hobkirk, a former
Rhodes scholar, has played in 82
international matches for Canada
and captained both the 1976
Olympic squad and the 1978
World Cup team in Buenos Aires.
A third year law student, Hobkirk
has won five big blocks and was
given the blue at Oxford, that
school's method of recognizing
top athletes.
Special plaques were given to
football coaches Frank Smith and
Bob Laycoe to acknowledge their
outstanding contribution to UBC
athletics  this  year.
HOBKIRK . . .Olympic captain)
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St. Pat's blue
for poor SFU
CENTRE OF ATTENTION, blushing puck tries to hide behind post as
uncouth onlookers stare in hostility. Pestered puck was slapped, shot,
dropped, frozen and knocked into wrong net four times as Thunderette
ice hockey team lost final match of year 4-0 to Newton. Women now get
-peter menyasz photo
summer off to reflect on successful season and trip to Japan while puck
faces easier time in midnight hamburger league when he gets to hop over
sticks, change direction suddenly and sleep peacefully during the week in
bag amidst mildewing strip.
'Birdettes win thirty-fifth straight
If there is a team worth getting
up to watch at nine in the morning
the day after St. Patrick's, it would
have to be UBC women's athletics
team of the year, the Thunderette
field hockey squad.
Last Sunday the team rolled to its
35th straight win with a 3-0 victory
over North Vancouver in Vancouver Field Hockey  League ac
tion. On Saturday the Thunderettes
beat the Meralomas 3-1 in another
league match.
Dana Sinclair scored all three
goals in Sunday's game. The
Thunderettes obviously shared the
reporter's feelings about the early
morning match as they started
slowly and were fortunate to lead 1-
0 at the half. North Van continued
to press early in the second half, but
Sinclair broke the game open when
she knocked a perfect lob pass from
Diane Whittingham past the North
Van goalie.
UBC got two goals from Sinclair
and one from Lesley Williams to
win Saturday's match.
Last week at the women's big
block banquet the field hockey
squad was awarded the Du Vivier
trophy as the team of the year. The
Thunderettes, who have not lost a
game all year,  won  the  Canada
'Bird droppings
The Thunderbirds will really
shine next year after administration
president Doug Kenny announced
at the men's big block banquet last
Thursday that lights will be installed in Thunderbird Stadium this
The original lighting system will
not involve the revolutionary vortex
lights being developed by the UBC
physics department. Four 90-foot
high corner posts will carry conventional lights and will give a
uniform intensity of 50 footcandles
of illumination. The system will
allow for the future installation of
the vortex lights, which will boost
the intensity to  100 footcandles.
This compares with Empire
Stadium, where the intensity is 90
footcandles at centre field but
tapers off to nothing in the end
*      *      *
The Thunderbird rugby team
won the World Cup last Saturday
with   a   25-0   victory   over   the
University of California Bears in
Berkeley. After leading 7-0 at the
half on a penalty goal by Dave
Whyte and a try by Henry Edmonds, the 'Birds swamped the
Bears in the second half with tries
by John Olesen, Gary Hirayama,
Don Halliday and Rob Greig. Greig
also had a convert.
Wednesday the Thunderbirds
will play Stanford University, and
this weekend they will compete in
the Monterey tournament.
West championship for the second
consecutive year, the Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union
championship for the first time
ever, clinched first place in the
Vancouver league, and were
finalists for the Sport B.C. amateur
team of the year award. Team
member Nancy Moore won the
Sparling trophy as UBC's top
female athlete, and five members of
the squad are training with
Canada's national team.
UBC coach Gail Wilson refused
to single out any players for special
attention and emphasized the team
play aspect of the game.
"It wasn't just the five (national)
squad people who carried the team.
It was the rest who really rose to the
occasion. If someone did a lot of
scoring, it was because the other
players got her the ball," said
The team has one game remaining in the rain-altered league
schedule, and will take on the
Ramblers Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at
Tisdale Park. Playoffs start the
following week.
There is no longer any doubt that
UBC teams are a match for the
more heavily-funded SFU squads.
There might have been a few
sports fans who though the Shrum
Bowl game was just a flash in the
pan, but Saturday's soccer match
between the T'Birds and the
Clansmen should be enough to
convince them that UBC is right up
there with SFU.
The 'Birds overpowered the
Clansmen from the outset and came
away with a 1-0 victory after 90
minutes of tough play. UBC scored
at the 15-minute mark of the first
half on a goal by Gordie Johnson.
Johnson recovered a rebound off
the crossbar of the SFU goal after a
shot by Mike Templeton, and
pushed the ball past the SFU
The remainder of the game was a
mixture of tight defensive play and
missed scoring opportunities. One
notable instance where a goal
should have been the final outcome
of the play occurred when a UBC
player kicked the ball wide of the
SFU net with the keeper well out of
the play.
UBC coach Joe Johnson said
Monday that he felt the UBC team
was definitely superior to the SFU
squad in Saturday's game, but was
not 100 per cent satisfied with his
team's performance.
"I was disappointed that we
missed good scoring opportunities
in the second half. People with one-
on-ones on the goalie didn't execute
them very well," said Johnson.
An SFU player, acting as a
linesman, was heard to remark on
Saturday that SFU could not play
their usual game due to the deplorable condition of the playing
field. When questioned, he was
forced to admit that SFU's league
games in the U.S. are played on
similar fields.
Another excuse offered for the
upset was that several of the Clan's
key players were not able to participate in the game. "One of their
fullbacks is with the Olympic team
in Bermuda," said Johnson, but he
added that he didn't think the one
man would have made much
difference to the outcome of the
Johnson was somewhat dismayed
by the lack of attendance at the
match, considering the historic
nature of the game. "I feel the
game wasn't promoted as well as it
could have been," he said.
The Thunderbirds' next game is
against the University of Victoria
Thursday noon at Thunderbird


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