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The Ubyssey Aug 7, 1984

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MANAGIA — 'Above ali. we want peace. lithe Americans will not help us - by
selling us the mechanical parts we need to rebuild our bombed-out lactones, b\
ilending us the funds to build houses for the thousands left homeless in the civil
ivvar, by helping us to train doctors and nurses and teachers - then at least they
should leave us alone. -^ -^
"Tell Senor Reagan to stop the war against our country.
When you go home tell people what you have seen, both the
good and the bad, but tell them the truth, tell them that we
want peace."
These are the words of Nicaraguan students in a restaurant
in the city of Leon who approached us during our recent tour
of the small Central American nation.
The image of popular support for the 1979 Nicaraguan
revolution comes through strongly. You see it in the endless
grafitti, almost completely pro-Sandinista. It was visible in the
fifth anniversary celebrations we attended in the capital of
Managua July 19, where singing, dancing and music were as
important a part of the day's festivities as the speeches of
Daniel Ortega and the other political leaders. The grim, authoritarian outlook so easily discernable in Soviet-bloc countries was absent.
Those Nicaraguans in their late teens who make up the bulk
of the Sandinista army created more vivid impressions. They
were almost everywhere - a graphic reminder that they are
indeed a people at war, — a "people's army" and not an alien
body imposed from above.
The news coverage of the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua
portrays things differently. This is a prime example of how the
mass media in North America can distort information to the
point of conveying impressions almost exactly opposite to
reality. •This lesson became very concrete during our visit,
where we were joined by so many other foreign groups that all
hotels in the capital were full.
Perhaps the best place to begin is With a process with which
Canadians are so familiar -elections. Nicaragua will be holding
its election on November 4 to pick a president, vice president,
and members of its 90-seat national assembly. Besides running
the day-to-day affairs of the country, the assembly has the task
of producing a new constitution over the next two years.
In the last week, news from Nicaragua has centered on
charges made by some opposition figures that the whole election process is a sham, and some have declared they will not
participate. Even the CBC coverage of this issue has stressed
the negative arguments".
But what is significant is the lack of investigation done. The
coverage amounted to little more than airing general statments
from the ruling Sandinistas on one side and opposition spokespersons like Arturo Cruz, a former government minister, on
the other.
Our research, including discussion with election officials in
Nicaragua, reveals a more complex situation. Since Cruz's
criticisms have received the most media attention, let's look at
the reasons he presents for not taking part in the election.
Cruz's prime contention is that the elections are meaning
since the Sandinistas won't establish a dialogue with the "con-|
tras."The contras are, it is openly ad mi ted, a mercenary army
financed by the CIA and are strongly opposed to the current)
regime. The contras are composed primarily of former national
guard troops of the late dictator Anastasio Somoza. Before
being defeated by the Sandinistas and the popular uprisings of.
1979, the guard was one of the most vicious armies in Latin
America. The murders and tortures they carried out are on a
par with today's death squads in El Salvador.
It is not hard to see why the Sandinistas are not interested in
dialogue with the contras but they are interested in a dialogue
with the United States. As one Sandinista put it recently,
"We'd rather deal with the circus owner than the clowns."
The other charges Cruz make boil down to vague assertions
that the elections will t>e unfair and that the Sandinista-con-
trolled police and military will somehow rig the outcome.
Other than the fact that there has been no evidence that such
an action is planned, Cruz ignores his own admission that the
Sandinistas could win a majority even against the Bishop of
Managua himself - so why should they need to resort to fraud?
A valuable approach to judging the forthcoming election is
to look at the process itself. We talked with election officials in
the city of Granada, in electoral region IV, and they explained
the organization.
Numerous sources have reported that additional support
for the contras comes from a number of the rich who fled
Nicaragua with the overthrow of Somoza, most of whom now
live in Miami. And a recent New York Times article cited
several U.S. conservative religous groups raising money for
the contras.
With all the backing they receive, the fact that more than
•10,000 well-equipped mercenaries have failed to hold territory.
within Nicaragua testifies to their lack of popular support.
The Central Electoral Council is composed of nominees
chosen from an agreement of all seven political parties in the
national assembly, including such groups as the Conservative
Democrats and the Popular Social Christian Party, but not
the local communist party.
The CEC was responsible for the design of the electoral
system. The system consists of a secret ballot (which was not
used in the U. S. - sponsored elections in El Salvador), the right
of all parties to have scrutineers at each polling station, and
the right to invite foreign delegations to oversee the election.
The seats will be distributed on a proportional basis according to the percentage of votes each party gets, which helps the
smaller parties rather than the Sandinistas, since even a smaU
vote is enough to get a seat or two.
And all registered parties will be given the equivalent of
about $350,000 for campaign expenses as well as 30 minutes
each week of free air-time on the two state-owned television
stations, and 45 minutes of free time on both private and
public radio stations. Also, the lack of restrictions oh private
donations is more likely to help those parties with connections
to wealth than the Sandinistas.
See page 2: Coverage August 1 - 7, 1984
The Summer Ubyssey
page 2
Covenge b'med
From page 1: Nicaragua
One official said Nicaraguans
know the world is watching, and
added, "We want to show Latin
America, the whole world, as well as
our own people that we can run a
fair election."
Billboards have sprung up along
the main roads for all the major parties, and the military ban on assemblies and demonstrations has been
lifted at least for the duration of the
campaign. Press censorship has been
abolished except for military security
(and it was mild in the first place.)
The mood in Nicaragua is one of
pride - a visitor soon becomes aware
the majority of people are proud of
what they have done and are conscious of the role they have assumed*
as an example to other underdeveloped countries. It is also clear Nicaraguans are willing to fight for their
revolution m order to protect what
they won at the enormous cost of
50,000 lives in the two-year civil war
before Somoza was overthrown.
The way the new Nicaragua is organized can be seen in the mutual aid
and self-management of the Sandinista Defense Committees (CDS),
small groups organized by blocks in
all the major cities. The people in
each section are responsible for the
safety and welfare of each other.
Adults, take turns patrolling the
streets, and the result is a very low
crime rate, even at night. It was not
uncommon for us to see women
walking alone or in twos late at night
in parks and along the streets.
The CDS are also where local
people turn for food or shelter,, and
are an important reason"why so few
beggars are visible in this poor country.
Cooperatives are another new de
velopment. We witnessed a ceremony
where formerly landless campesinos
were given title to their own land,
which they could then farm cooperatively.
But, it still remains to be seen how
the electoral system will actually
work, and if the government of Nicaragua is Sincere in its professed
desire for democracy and pluralism.
Our impression, though, was. very
strong that the Sandinistas mean
what they say, and prospects look
'good for the first free election in Nicaragua's history.
The Sandinista revolution in Ni-.
caragua is probably the most popular
and genuine revolution of our time.
It has great potential - if the Reagan
Administration would leave it alone,
rather than conducting a terrorist
campaign in the vain hope of restoring "somocismo without Somoza".
The vast majority of Nicaraguans will
fight and probably die before the U.S.
could pacify the country.
And it is a beautiful country, one
with enough resources to someday
make it self-sufficient and prosperous
- if the United States would call off
its war. We believe that they are right
in asking that the truth be made
In the end, the revolution can be
'summed up by the fact that the
children who we saw, as poor as they
are, at least have real reason to hope
that they will survive and that their
life can be improved...unlike those
. children who still haunt the streets of
Rio, or New Delhi, or Harlem.
The children of Nicaragua do have
a bright future - if the U.S. stops
exporting death, and if rich countries
like Canada do their share to help.
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'    \     '      Hello and welcome to Summer Session '84
Aug. 1 - 8
The Summer Session Association is the student organization of Summer
Session; if you have any problems, concerns or suggestions, please drop by
our office — main floor of SUB, opposite the candy counter. We are there
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 228-4846
Free films presented at 7:30 p.m. in IRC
Lecture Hall #2.
Wednesday, Aug. 1:
TOOTSIE; Dustin Hoffman and Teri Garr
star in a story of a washed up actor who
discovers he is a better man when he plays
a woman. Nominated for several academy
awards. (Mature)
Friday, August 3:
GANDHI; Ben Kingsley stars as Mahatma
Gandhi in a film about the great man and
events surrounding his life. Winner of several
academy awards including Best Actor and
Best Film. (Mature)
If you are attending Summer Session '85 and
are interested in a part-time position to help
with your finances, please contact Michael
Grice in Room 100A of SUB before Friday,
August 10.
Thursday, August 2:
An Evening of Music for Violin and Piano;
Frederick Nelson, Violin; Melinda Coffey,
Piano; music of Tartini, Lucas, Mozart and
Saint -Saens.
Tuesday, August 7:
An Evening of the Gems of Organ Literature; Edward Norman, Organ; Music of
Dacquin, Scheelink, Bach, Mathias, Vierme
and Dupre.
These-concerts are held at 8:00 pfm. in the
Music Building Recital Hall, and are free to
the public. All concerts are co-sponsored by
the S.S.A., Musician's Union Trust Funds, .
Extra-Sessional Office, and the Department
of Music.
Free, noon-hour concerts. Bring your lunch
and a friend.
Wednesday, Aug. 1 Gary Keenan Quartet -
Music Bldg.
Schoen/Isaacs Duo -
Clock Tower
Pheonix Jazzers - Buchanan
The Dave Foley Quartet -
Clock Tower
Wednesday, Aug. 8 Mulberry Jazz Band -
Music Bldg.
Thursday, Aug. 2
Friday, Aug. 3
Tuesday, Aug. 7
Hie Annual General Meeting interested in working with the
of the Summer Session SSA, or have some concerns
Association will be held in you would like to express to
Room 100 (Ombudsman's the SSA, please attend this
Office) in SUB at t2:30, meeting.
August 8, 1984. If you are August 1 - 7. 1984
The Summer Ubyssey
page 3
Province slashes work-study funds
The provincial government is
slashing work-study funding to UBC
by two-thirds.
UBC awards officer Byron Hend-
ers said the. provincial government
decreased funding from $150,000 in
1983-84 to $50,000 this fiscal year.
UBC however, will increase its funding sizeably so the program will re
ceive a total of $600,000, opposed to
$450,000 last year, Henders said.
Four-hundred UBC students used
the program last year he said and the
awards office expect more applications this year. He-said UBC liberalized application criterion this year to
allow more students to use the program.
Tammi Roberts, Canadian Federation of Students pacific chair, said
she was both puzzled and disappointed with the cutback in the provincial contributions.
"This seems to contradict the Social Credit philosophy of students
going out and working for their education," Roberts said. "It is difficult
to understand why the Social Credit
government would want to cut back
on a program that creates jobs in a
depressed economy."
Larger universities will make up
the provincial cut, Roberts said, but
smaller institutions with small
budgets will have a difficult time making up the cuts. She added that where
program enrollment is small the cost
per person will increase this year
which makes the presure on students
greater and the need for work study
•"*      HARD FOUGHT GAMES of chess and cold beer — that perennial combination makes for pleasant days on SUB's sunny Patio lounge. After
nineteenth beer, there is some doubt about Knights moving diagonally and Rooks moving in random wavy lines but beautiful weather makes
— •*    everything alright. What nice sunny days there were all last week.
Occupiers leave DTUC after 95-day stay
The 95-day occupation of the
David Thompson University Centre
library ended Monday with an
agreement to keep the library open
despite the provincial government
closure of the Nelson college.
Spokesperson Betty Daniel, one
of 80 occupiers, said representatives
of the city of Nelson, the DTUC ac-.
tion committee, the occupiers, Selkirk college in Castlegar, and a provincial government regional director
reached agreement last week. "There
will be a year's moratorium on
transfer of the (library) equipment
except for those assets transferred to
Selkirk," she said.
When Nelson finishes negotiating
-lease on the library with the pro-
will be able to open a community
reference library this fall. Nelson residents are still trying to re-establish a
post-secondary institution at DTUC,
Daniel sajd.
A non-credit summer school with
400 students registered in 42 different
courses is running July 20 to August
3, said school coordinator Joel Harris. The federal secretary of state gave
$17,500 to the school, Harris said.
"We're trying to focus attention on
DTUC and at least keep the summer
school alive."
Harris and Daniel said they disagreed .with the May 1 closure of
DTUC. Daniel said less than one per
cent of the provincial government
education budget went to DTUCand
added that the federal government
gave the province 80 percent of that.
"Don't tell me they couldn't afford
it," Daniel said. "Their priorities are
wrong," she said, adding that DTUC
students will be hurt by decreased
accessibility to an arts education.
DTUC was the only college in the
Kootenays specializing in writing,
theatre, music and dance.
Education ministry spokesperson
Dick Melville said the ministry will
allow the library to stay open as long
as the province does not have to fund
it. Melville said the lease will soon be
complete. "Nelson must work out
the details," he said, adding that "the
ministry will be more than cooperative."
Melville said DTUC was closed
because "it was a very, very expensive
situation." He said DTUC cost $2.5
million and served only 344 full-time
students and employed 100 staff.
It is a "bunch of tommy-rot" that
accessibility to education will decline
in the Kootenays, Melville said.
"Within a very close area there are
eight colleges."	
She said at Douglas College in
New Westminster the work study
program has shrunk from 18 students
last year to one student this year.
Some vocational colleges and technical institutions may not be able to
fund a program at all this year due to
cutbacks Roberts added.
The work study program is available to people who take the maximum student loan available but still
require more funding to meet their
expenses during the academic year.
New VP still
"There won't be a great chute opening in the sky pouring money down
on our heads just because there's a
new vice president," said David
MacMillan, UBC's new development
and community relations vice president.
MacMillan, who UBC hired July
1 largely to raise funds, said UBC
cannot possibly launch a capital drive
until 1985. And he said he did not
know how much UBCcould hope to
Macmillan, who does not yet have
a secretary, said he is currently meeting with UBC faculty heads, deans
and administrators "to find out what
their dreams are" and to determine
the university's needs.
"Unless you know where you're
going you won't get there," MacMillan said.
Following these meetings he will
meet with Vancouver business people
and provincial government representatives to discuss how they see
UBC's role and what they can offer
the university. He did not say if he
would meet with other community
Attacking the government or business while seeking funds makes no
sense because it will not work,
MacMillan said.
Macmillan did say however, "I'm
aware that the government has a responsibility to provide a basic level
of support to universities."
UBC, SFU, BCITand other post-
secondary institutions all recently
created administrative positions to
seek private funding to cope with
provincial government cutbacks.
viricial government, Daniel said they
CFS asks students to hold put on taxes
The Canadian Federation of Students is asking Simon Fraser University students to withhold their bus taxes for
the duration of the Metro Transit lockout.
Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition called on all members of Solidarity to refuse payment on the
municipal transit levy on their B.C. Hyjdro bills. CFS, which is a member of Solidarity, is currently circulating
memos throughout SFU which endorse Solidarity's action.
Tami Roberts, chair of CFS Pacific region, safdhGJv? supports the action as members of Solidarity.
"Of course I'm holding back payment," said Robertsjj'most people think it's a capital idea," adding students
should not have to pay for a service that does not exist. The Metro Transit Operating Company lockout has left
Vancouver and Victoria without bus service since June.
Alma Mater Society president Margaret Copping, who saw the CFS memo, said "students should put pressure on
both sides to return to the negotiating table." UBC students are not bound to support Solidarity's action because
council withdrew membership from the organization. "Council voted it down on g-ounds that the students do not
support Solidarity," said Copping.
Tom Fawkes, spokesperson for the B.C. Federation of Labour, said B.C. Hydro is acting as a collection agency for
"If people want to waste their money by paying for services not rendered then let them," said Fawkes adding the
transit levy amounts to $2.50 every two months.
Renate Shearer, co-chair of the Solidarity Coalition, said people most hurt by MTOC's refusal to settle the dispute
with their workers are those who can least afford to pay the levy. This includes students, most of whom live at poverty
level, she said.
Organizers at Solidarity advise students and anyone else who intends to withhold the transit levy to send B.C.
Hydro a letter of explanation.
Hyndman gets UCBC position
Break out the PouillyFuisse.
A cabinet order made public Friday makes former Social Credit
cabinet minister Peter Hyndman a member of the universities council
of B.C.
Hyndman said Monday he supports Social Credit restraint, which
has meant a five per cent funding decrease for UBC this year. "There
are terribly tough decisions to make, but our whole society is being
forced to re-adapt ourselves to the tough new economic facts of life,"
Hyndman said.
He cannot see how restraint should be applied to B.C. universities
until he had studies them and UCBC. said Hyndman. UCBC divides
provincial government post-secondary education funds between B.C.
Hyndman, who left politics in 1982 after a controversy over his
cabinet expense account, said he agreed to sit on the council after
friend and former colleague universities minister Pat. McGeer approached him.
Hyndman denied the appointment is a political one. His experience
with universities, government and business prompted his appointment
to UCBC, he said.
"I've spent an above average amount of time in universities," said;
Hyndman, who has a commerce and law degree and has lectured at
both UBC and Simon Fraser University.
UCBC secretary Lee Southern said he did not know why Hyndman
was chosen to fill the position because the decision was made in
cabinet. But Southern added, "He is an associate of the present
government so it's not surprising that he was appointed."
Appointments are not always political however said Southern,
adding the government reappointed a former NDP MLA to UCBC.
XMcGeer also annotinced the appointment of Robert Lee, a Vancouver businessperson, to the UBC board of governors Friday. Gerald
Hobbs, another businesspeson, was reappointed to the UBC board
Friday. August 1 - 7, 1984
The Summer Ubyssey
page 4
The hour creeps later and later.
It's too early for a late movie and too
late for an early show, but you and
your friends are in need of late night
absurdity. Well, there is one performance in town geared for those serious about comedy, "Show-Up".
"Show-Up", part of the Unfestival
at the Firehall Theatre, is a medley
of sketches composed by the actors.
Their humor is of the nonsense
brand, which relies on logic reversals
like the Carollian humor of Alice in
Bagu, fresh from Montreal, feeds
birds to the bread crusts flocking
about. He provides a toy doll with a
quick introduction to the theatre:
"These are the props, that's the audience and this is the stage..." and
when Bagu wants to play catch he
rips its tiny little head off.
by Selody, Bastone, White, Keylon,
and Bagu
the Unfestival
at The Firehall until. August 31
"Show-Up", is different nightly,
with some room for improvisation
in the skits. Kim Selody from Axis
Mime can not only pop popcorn
from his mouth using ping pong balls
but he can coordinate the pop into
James Keylon's mouth. If it does not
work the first time, they're prepared
to stay on stage all night.
Keylon is an excellent mimist. In
the Jesus sketch with Gina Bastone
he effectively climbs off a cross and
carries it over to Gina (an older devout worshipper).
"There is no blasphemy involved
here; the Jesus character is kindly,"
said Keylon, a serious Catholic himself, in an interview after the show. -~.
As well as creating the devout
woman, Gina also brainstormed the
eccentric rich women who is served
dinner by her bell-ringing butler
(Gordon White). The butler wears a^i
tuxedo and clear plastic gloves in
order to clear the eater's face... of trie,
incredible mess her less than dainty
eating creates.
Not every scene brought tears of
laughter. The sexual overtones made
towards a mannequin are slightly
repulsive and the decadent slob stuf-v "
fing her face is completely disgusting;
but then again this is serious corned fy "
The late night absurdity ends on a
parody of lotteries, and to say anymore would spoil the fun. So show-
up for "Show-Up"; all the actors do
and they bring a piece of the Festival
of Fools with them.
Oh What a Lovely War, by Charles
Chilton, is a cheerful musical abqut^
the horror and history of the First
World War.
The nearly bare, mostly black set
with a screen behind it is brought to
life with colourful musical numbers
featuring jingoistic songs of the period. ^
But the irony of the death involved
is brought home, such as in one slet—
when smilingwomen cavort around
the stage carrying blackboards telling
of the horrendous casualties.D
Oh! What a Lovely War
by Charles Chilton
directed by Henry Woolf
at the Frederick Wood Theatre
until August 4
The play opens with a militar*
march being played by the small ensemble just to the rear right of tft;-
The band leaderandmaster of ceremonies (Bruce Dow) introduces the
players in the""game". Britain is represented by an upper class busi^
'Show-Up"... a late night rendezvous at the Unfestiva
Charlie Fidelman photo ;
Hero bobs into hearts and wallets
"Was He Anyone?", by British
playwright N.F. Simpson, is a satirical look at bureaucracy, politicians,
and the media. It shows the stuff that
■ heroes are made of; in some instances
- nothing.
Albert Whitbrace is a nobody. His
single heroic act involves falling off a
cargo ship in the Mediterranean.
Over the course-of 27 months of
bobbing up and down in the sea,
Albert becomes a national hero inspiring the hearts and wallets of all.
Everyone from local politicians to
the Archbishop of Canterbury rally^
to Albert's defence, but no One wants
to rescue him for that would involve
making a decision.
At the centre of the action is Mrs.
Whitbrace (Kimberly Foster), who
petitions the authorities for her husband's rescue. Slowly, she falls prey
to the media monster. Enjoying her
new found status as a cult figure, she °
adjusts to life without Albert so well
that   she   is   disheartened   by   the
thought of rescue.
Mrs. Whitbrace is trailed by a
menagerie of odd-ball characters including cabinet ministers, civil servants, t.v. evangelists and greedy
nuns. These characters set the pace
of the play at its dizzy clip suggesting
a society plummeting out of control.
The seven actor ensemble, mostly
Simon Fraser Universit; theatre
students, are convincing in their
ability to project charactefS-Plder
than themselves with quirks and
habits that are frighteningly familiar.
Each actor takes on a maximum of
five roles and it is here that Elizabeth
Ormsleyand Beverly Hodgins demonstrate the widest spread in charac
ters and ages. Occasionally, the actions of background characters detract from the principals and the play
loses focus.
One  problem arising from the
Was He Anyone?
by N.F. Simpson .^-^''
directed by Stan'Rogai
at the James Cowan Theatre
presented   by   Burnaby   Summer
until August 11
structure of the play is the length of
the scenes. Due to the off-the-wall
energy of the play, it is sometimes
difficult to maintain the audience's
attention once- the initial humoui
wears off, but this seems to be a script
problem rather than one of pacing.
The action takes place "here and'
there" and to aid this sense of unreal
ity the music is a mixture of different
tracks and styles resulting in an eerfc"**
sound. It works well.
Director Stan Rogal would have
been wise to update the play which
supposedly takes place in the present
yet refers to deceased Chinese leader "
And English locations portrayecf~
in the play such as Bow Street jail,
Dungeness, and  Scotland jar the
senses, making viewers wonder why
the actors do not speak with accents^'
Fictitious   locations   would   have    :
worked well. ^___
The play, partly funded through a
summer employment grant, provides
work for theatre students. It is well
worth the drive out and as an added
incentive, if you're a government
employee and can prove it, admission
is half price. August 1 - 7, 1984
The Summer Ubyssey
page 5
Mrs. Whitebrace... looks on argument about pianos
musical has bite
nessman carried on the back of a
coalminer, Russia by a doddering
~»Czar with four peasant women surrounding him, France by a man in a
-pillbox hat with a woman on his arm
and Germany by a soldier wearing a
helmet with a spike on top.
The. players argue before the master of ceremonies appears again with
his announcement:
"The next part of the game is 'Find
*The Anarchist'."
This is followed by a quick bu-
-flesque of the beginning of W WI with
slides of newspaper headlines and
the women running around saying
things like "What will you tell your
grandchildren you did in the great
The song they sing at this point
rJss the chorus "And you'll come back
From this point the story of the
war is told in. what amount to short
skits switching from song and dance
gputines to scenes in the trenches and
^ack home - with the predominant
Jijme being  England.  All  this is
punctuated by the smiling women
carrying casualty figures across the
Amidst all the frivolity, there is a
lot-of biting social comment. The
British generals are presented as.
brainless upper class twits who don't
give a damn about the huge casualty
figures. A general says before a huge
offensive that "there must be no
■squeamishness over casualties."
The war profiteers are savaged in
:he play where scenes of them shooting grouse contrast with scenes of
gas attacks. They are horrified at the
thought of the war ending and one
American says two scares that the
war would end drove his stock down
40 per cent.
The play shows how the soldiers
were worn down by the war to the
point where they have to be told by a
superior officer to remove the body
" of a "Jerry" soldier whose leg is
sticking out of the trench wall.
"God is with us, it is for king and
empire," the cast sing in the trenches.
The cast of 12, with the men
dressed in white clown suits and the
women in pretty white dresses, all of
them with pastel coloured trim, do a
very good job playing the vast
number of different characters in
rapid succession.
For an entertaining but thought
provoking story of the First World
War, this production is well worth
Boy meets girl
in New York
Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? offers
witty and insightful twists to the well-
worn theme of boy meets girl.With a
deceptively charming and often profound script, director/writer Henry
Jaglom has shaped a daring, piquant
love story with the uhlikeliest pair of
bedfellows ever to grace the screen.
Zee (Karen Black) is an amusingly
unbalanced woman who is reduced
to a neurotic wreck after her husband
leaves her. Zee is not beautiful but
she is attractive in a tired sort of way.
She is hardly articulate yet brutally
frank. She takes up with Eli (Michael
Emil), & divorced, balding grandfather who is not quite geriatric. •
Both Zee and Eli are consummate
New Yorkers in that both are neurotic in their own way. Zee occasionally snaps into comic outbursts
of paranoid schizophrenia while Eli
indulges in ridiculous manifestations
of what he feels to be waning virility.
In one scene, Eli hangs batlike in a
broom closet to improve his blood
circulation which in turn would grant
him a more durable erection. Zee,
meanwhile, calmly hints that Eli may
suffer a coronary.
Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?
written and directed by Henry Jaglom
at the Broadway
Eli's self-doubts painfully emerge
when he becomes involved with the
younger, impetuous Zee who alter
nately makes Eli feel wanted and rejected. Aside from hanging upside-
down, Eli begins reading studies examining the sexual behaviour of men
over forty. His sexual insecurity
reaches the point where he regularly
clips a pulse meter to his earlobe
during his clumsy sexual throes with
Zee in order to "prove scientifically
and objectively" that he loves her
While Eli comically clutches on to
his vigour, Zee struggles to face life's
letdowns. She is deeply bored and
dejected with herself, "That's what's
so depressing about it (menstruation). You've lost your chance for
that month to have a child. That's
why you keep eating. You try to get
pregnant through your mouth."
A brilliant comic resolution where
Zee assures Eli of his sexual prowess
while Eli helps Zee to rationalize her
shattered expectations of life crisply
brings together a relationship that is
convincingly permanent.
Jaglom's direction is natural and
does not try to conceal people's
awkwardness. The use of an almost
sloppy handheld camera gives scenes
in 'Cherry Pie* an intimate, documentary appeal. Jaglom's script
avoids convoluted plots, allowing the
actors to let characters grow out of
their own personalities. Karen
Black's performance is her finest —
full of vulnerability, pain and poignant humour.
'Cherry Pie' is a charming, unpretentious film full of sympathy and
comic humanity. It clearly deserves
to be one of the year's most watched
A*. August 1 - 7, 1984
The Summer Ubyssey
page 6
B.C. artists: Contemporary prints with focus
on well-known B.C. artists such as Jack Shad-
bolt, Alistair Bell and Pat Martin Bates, July
11 - August 10, Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344
Gilpin St., 291-9441.
Laurent Roberje, two sculptural works: Two
sculptural works called National Geographies
and f8192 Orderly Strings, July 3 - August 10,
UBC Fine Arts Gallery, 228-2759.
Watercolours by Fred Prows* and Donna
Baspaly: Two local artists display watercolours,
at the North Vancouver Community Arts
Council, 988-6844, July 11 - August 7.
Halfyard's Little People: a display of simple,
yet very expressive, dolls, at the Cartwright
Street Gallery, 687-8266. Opens July 12.
Survey of Contemporary American Art: Forty-six works by twenty-one artists. Included
are paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and
two-dimensional mixed media, works, at the
Vancouver Art Gallery, 682-5621 .July 6 - August 6.
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The Summer Ubyssey
page 7
Ministry ends work
When the going gets tough, the
tough get going... until the problem breaks them. ■ Vv;|'
' The provincial labour ministry's
decision to slash work-study
funding this year is one more way
the Sociat.Credit government is
making accessibility to post-secondary education unattainable,
even for the tough.
At UBC the ministry cut their
work-study contribution by 66.per
cent this year. UBC supplied funds
to make up for this cut but that is
not the point.
The point is that the provincial
government almost ended a very
successful program that makes a
degree accessible. At some colleges these cuts will probably
mean the end of the program.
Who knows why they cut this
program? It works well for everyone. The program hires students
who will not be able to borrow
enough money to attend school
through the B.C. loan program.
The university gets small jobs
done. And the province provides
students with work for very little
More than that, the programs
appear to fit Social Credit philosophy. Students work their way
through school.
Despite all this the Socreds are
cutting the program. At'many
smaller institutions this means
there will be no work-study program this year? At Douglas College in New Westminster only one
student will receive a work-study
job this year compared with 18
last year.   ,
For some students the end of
this program will be just one more
reason not to come to school this
However this is apparently not
a problem for the Social Credit
government. They would probably
say few students are affected,
which is true. But a few students
were affected by the grant program's end. A few students were
affected by sharply increasing
tuition. A few students are affected by the work-study slashing.
Many students are affected by
And a few and a few and many
make a lot. A lot of students are
affected by Social Credit aid policy and money problems and they
will have trouble coming to school
this year. In fact, they won't come.
This province will fall behind.
Our youth, the seeds of future
prosperity, cannot come to
school. Slashing the work-study
program has not caused this situation. But it is one more example of government indifference
and stupidity.
This province needs trained
people but they are not getting
MacMillan, UBCs newest VP
Why is this man making $70,000?
Clover Friendship Society sends greetings
It is my great pleasure to write to
you. I xpect you will be pleased to
accept my appeal regarding oversea
pen pals for our students.
I am a director of Clover Friendship Society which has great assistance from all Korea high schools.
We have many students and teachers.
I am seeking foreign students who
would like to correspond with our
There are many Korean students
who want to exchange letters and
friendship with Canadian students
and they want to know and learn
Canada's diligent and kind peoples,
beautiful .customs and mysterious
history. As a friendly nation, Korea
have many close historical relationships with Canada. Above all, many
teachers of students frequently request me to let their students have a
chance to study Canada since I have
been to your country in 1979.
I feel it is neccessary to publish
this simple wish among the young
peole of the world. Therefore, I
courteously request you to run this
letter in a corner of your paper.
The only information I need of a
Spanish elections show Ubyssey wrong
In your last issue, you wrote as an
editorial comment: "The NDP is not
going to win this election, so even if
you believe in them there is little apparent reason to vote for them or
support them."
In light of your record, as a collective, of championing unpopular
causes, I find this attitude surprising.
The issues on which this election
hangs - the rate of unemployment,
cutbacks in education funding by
both the federal and provincial governments, technological change,
Canada's stand towards peace and
Third World development -are concerned with our fundamental attitudes towards human development.
As such, the Catholic Bishops and
other religious groups are correct in
perceiving them as moral issues.
While the opinions of others
should be considered, our choice
must be governed by our own moral
values. Failure to do so confirm!
those who believe that the university
is now encouraging the development,
as Rev. George Hermanson put it.
"of skilled barbarians."
As elections in Manitoba, B.C. ir
1972, France, Spain, Quebec and elsewhere have demonstrated, group;
who were considered to have no hope
of winning have won because people
voted with their conscience rathei
than with an eye on their neighbors.
Frank Frigon
Graduate Studies
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August 1 -7, 1984
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Stephen Wisenthal puzzled over how the Yukon News could have one reporter just for the
legislature there, while Robert Beynon wistfully remembered his own Yukon childhood muisner-
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Women celebrate peace camp
Local women plan to attend a
celebration this month at the
women's peace camp established last
August near the Canadian cruise
missle testing site in Saskatchewan,
an organizer said Friday.
"It'll be a gathering of women tc
celebrate the anniversary of the peace
camp," said Sue Mcllroy, geological
engineering 4.
Mcllroy, one of 76 women who
last year camped next to the Primrose
Lake testing range which spans
northern Alberta and Saskatchewan,
said Vancouver women will leave
August 16 for the small Metis town
of Cole Bay, Sask. which borders the
The camp's foci broadened from
protesting the cruise missle, to op
posing government maltreatment of
Native peoples and uranium mining,
said Mcllroy.
Mcllroy said she did not know
how many will attend but added,
"Women across. Canada who supported the camp during the year are
very interested."
The testing range was Native land
until 30 years ago when it was signed
over to the Canadian military in a
questionable deal, Mcllroy said. And '
the government did not consult the
Metis people most affected by the
testing. "It can only hurt them," she
Jets often fly so cjose that objects,
in houses rattle, and it is rumoured a
relative of damaging Vietnam defoliant Agent Organe was sprayed
around the bae, Mclllroy said.
"People there get these wierd
things like sores that won't heal," she
Five Women maintained a peace
camp during the winter, living in a
one-room cabin donated by residents. Mcllroy said other women visited and the native women are very
supportive and visit often.
Organizers are planning workshops and a ritual for the weekend
camp, but Mcllroy said there will be
no protests. She said there is no media activity due to the area's isolation
and said just being there will be a
form of protest.
Many peace activists are discouraged with government and media
unresponsiveness to cruise missile
protests, she said. An unarmed cruise
missile was testetl this spring oh the
"People's spirits are down. People
last year still thought they could stop
the cruise."
Universal language bridges culture gaps
What makes 800 people gurgle
happily together like children in a
play-pen? It is Esperanto, the politically neutral, international "bridge"
Members of 46 different countries
converged on UBC for the 69th
World Esperanto Congress between
July 21 and 28, communicating
without interpreters. The delegates
came to discuss the concept of a universal second language and to show
that the International Language,
Esperanto, can be used without giving an unfair advantage to any one
"There is no language imperialism
because Esperanto belongs to no one
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