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Array Students suffer as sand blasters stay
The health hazard created by the use of
an abrasive for sand blasting at the Hector
McLeod building persisted Monday while
contractors continued to use the substance
on the weekend.
Renovations to the building were accelerated to include weekend work when it
was discovered that people in the building
suffered adverse effects, said acting electrical engineering department head Avrum
Soudack reacted first with disbelief and
then anger when he learned the contractors
switched to silica sand from nickel slag
which produces less dust.
The Ubyssey discovered that silica sand
was used Sunday while bags of nickel slag
were available, a fact Soudack was unaware
The contractors used sand after they temporarily ran out- of slag but they had not us
ed it since, Soudack said Monday.
However, when Soudack was shown the
fine white sand on the steps of the building
and empty silica sand bags he said, "After
all the song and dance, I don't understand
why they have switched back."
Thursday the workers' compensation
board ordered that notices be posted and
masks issued to all staff because silica dust
had been drawn into the air circulation
system and harmful concentrations of air
contaminants were present in all areas of
the building.
Movement by people disturbs the hazardous dust so masks are required until the
building is vacuumed said department safety chair, Wally Walters Thursday.
Dust enters the building from around
windows, despite tape being used to seal the
windows dust works inside, said Walters.
"My office filled with dust when they
sand blasted outside my office," said
But on Monday many students were not
wearing the protective masks supplied by
physical plant despite warnings on each
door in the building.
UBC spokesperson Al Hunter said,
"There was evidence of dust leaking into
the building and masks were available."
Hunter said the contractor used the sand on
the weekend because the building was not in
Despite concern over the air quality
Hunter said "UBC ordered the switch
becuase it (silica sand) left more mess to
clean up afterwards."
WCB information officer Elizabeth
Wright confirmed that the board had not
ordered the contractor to stop using silica
sand. Silica sand in itself does not constitute a health hazard, it is free silica which
is dangerous, according to wright.
The health hazard occurs when the
powdered silica sand is inhaled. Engineering professor Peter Lawrence said many
people in the department were noticing
symptoms of sore eyes and respiratory problems.
Lawrence questioned the reason for doing the work. "If there are questions about
health problems you have to wonder about
peeling a little paint."
40 police break
down barricades
peaceful sit-in' of. 11 McMaster
University students ended suddenly
Thursday when police officers
stormed the offices they were occupying.
Sociology students were protesting the lack of representation
they have on the sociology department's planning committee.
About 40 Hamilton-Wentworth
Regional police burst through a
barricade of desks and bookshelves
to reach the students.
Only 20 minutes before police
raided the sixth floor of the occupied arts building, university
president Alvin Lee assured student
representatives there would be no
police involvement without warning. Student union president Alex
Dashko said this did not occur and
was disturbed that such "strong-
arm action was taken to end a
peaceful occupation."
Students left peacefully when the
police arrived and no arrests were
made. The police left the campus
half an hour later, watched by
about 100 students who chanted
"Cops off campus."
The short-lived sit-in occurred
after students were denied 40 per
cent representation on the sociology
department committee which
decides items such as promotion
and tenuring of professors. The
representation was guaranteed by a
1974 department constitution.
In January sociology chair
William Shaffir declared the constitution was unworkable and a vote
taken among sociology professors
resulted in a 11 to 10 decision
against student representation.
Shaffir said students were not
capable of making decisions about
the promotion and hiring of faculty
members. Dashko says this is not a
good argument because it is
students who have the day-to-day
contact with professors and know
their strengths and weaknesses.
Attempts at mediation by the student union ombudsperson and the
campus chaplain failed to resolve
the issue.
Sociology professor Carl Cuneo
said the students were denied
meetings by the administration and
occupied the floor as a last resort.
"It doesn't say very much for
reasonable and open discussion at
the university," he said.
The sociology department now
says it wants to start with a clean
slate by eliminating the constitution
and sitting down with students over
the summer to draft a new one. According to Dashko, this is an acceptable compromise for the students.
The only damage done during the
occupation was to bookshelves the
police kicked while breaking in, according to students.
Don Garrett, director of security,
said he had called police to gain access to the offices.
Building levy dies
Students voted overwhelmingly
to drop the $15 building fee levy in
last week's referendum.
When the smoke cleared Friday
after a week of voting, 3,030 students had voted in favor of dropping the building levy, while 1,334
wanted it to continue.
Alma Mater Society executives
were disappointed with the outcome.
"I think that they (students) are
selfish in one sense," said AMS
president Marlea Haugen. "I think
they perceive our fees as high and
they're not."
There is some question about the
validity of the referendum, however, and some students said last
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week they would take it to student
court because it was worded so
But Haugen and vice-president
Peter Mitchell both said Monday
they were not aware of any moves
to take the ballot to court.
"Students have definitely said
they want $15 removed from their
fees," said Mitchell.
The referendum was called as a
result of pressure from graduate
student council representatives,
who said it was undemocratic to
continue collecting the fee. The fee
levy was originated to finance the
construction of SUB, which was
paid off this year.
Council held a February referendum to use the fee to finance SUB
renovations, but it failed. Haugen
still wanted to collect the $15 fee
and use it once students approved a
future construction project.
Haugen said she hopes the new
AMS building committee will conceive acceptable projects for fall, at
which point a new referendum
would be held.
"I don't think that students mind
paying money if they like the idea
and you push them hard enough on
it," she said.
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Vol. LXIII, No. 67
Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, March 24,1961
■ — roger bryan photo
ACTIVIST AGGIES retreat down steps of legislature after government refused to accept delivery of corpse representing status of agricultural land in B.C. "Ifs a dead issue," said agriculture minister Jim Hewitt. "Lefs give it
the deep six." Others agreed issue should be buried rather than questions fielded. Just peachy, except lack of
food often leads to starvation. What the hell, U.S. will give us same at twice the price. See story, p. 3
UBC voters purge PIRG
By a margin of 116 votes, students at UBC narrowly
defeated the B.C. Public Interest Group referendum.
A $5 refundable fee levy to finance PIRG's research
activities was rejected by 2,234 students. The vote failed to reach quorum by about 200 ballots.
"We're obviously disappointed with the results, but
we feel very positive about the prospects for next
year," said Daniel McLeod, B.C. PIRG steering committee member. "We know we have strong support
among the student population.
"We've laid the groundwork for next year — we've
written up our constitution and are prepared for a new
referendum. We feel this is just round one — a close
round at that — and next year we feel we will be able to
achieve a solid majority m the referendum," he added.
Steering committee member Arle Kruckeberg said,
"We're disappointed about the referendum, but the
referendum is only one part of B.C. PIRG. B.C. PIRG
still exists as a club at UBC and Simon Fraser University-
Members of the committee against automatic fund
raising, an ad hoc committee formed to promote 'no'
on the referendum, were impressed with the outcome
of the week long vote.
CAAF spokesperson John Miller said, "I am happy
the referendum was defeated, and happy that it was
defeated by a majority instead of lack of quorum."
Miller said the committee started the anti-PIRG
campaign because it disagreed with the proposed funding mechanism, PIRG had proposed to levy a $5 fee
which students could get back within the first month
of the term if they did not want to support it.
"What I saw was PIRG going around saying, 'PIRG
is a good thing, PIRG is a good thing.' But what we
said was 'Yes, but the fund raising mechanism —
which is what the referendum was all about — is
wrong.' " Miller said.
PIRG members were angry with the anti-PIRG campaign. "We feel that the committee against automatic
fund raising distorted our intentions and used cheap
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Tuesday, March 24,1981
Wormy fools
From page 1
tactics in their campaign agaist us,"
Kruckeberg said.
Steering committee member William Clark said, "The people who
started the anti-PIRG campaign are
a bunch of wormy, self-seeking
fools. They see nothing but their
own private interest, and they care
nothing for the future of civilization."
CAAF member Susan Fisher
said, "I don't believe we destroyed
them. If they're dedicated, they'll
keep working for what B.C. PIRG
can do — they just won't be getting
money from all of us. They'll have
to raise it like other clubs do."
The general consensus of PIRG
members is to attempt another referendum next year.
The steering committee will hold
a general meeting in Buch. 216 on
Thursday at noon to discuss the
future of PIRG at UBC.
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Land protest not a dead issue yet
"Ashes to ashes, farmland to
pavement, food land to profit,"
UBC students chanted Sunday as
they buried, for the second time, a
coffin labelled 'B.C. agriculture.'
The protest, at George Spetifore's land in Delta, was joined by
local residents and politicians angry
at the removal of the 523 acres from
the B.C. agricultural land reserve.
The land was removed in January
by direct request to a closed session
of the Social Credit cabinet after
the agricultural land commission
voted down Spetifore's request.
"I don't think that a secret process has any part in a democratic
society," UBC agricultural science
professor Art Bompke said.
About 45 agriculture students
protested the land reserve removal
Thursday by burying a coffin on the
grounds pf the provincial legislature.
The coffin was exhumed by the
legislature's grounds staff, recover-.
ed from the security office by the
students, and buried again at Sunday's protest.
The Greater Vancouver Regional
District will vote Wednesday on
amending the regional zoning plan
to allow for housing on the land,
said GVRD chair Allen Emmot. "It
looks like the GVRD board will
turn it down."
"I think we may have swayed the
GVRD decision by the protests,"
agriculture undergraduate society
president Gord Peterson said.
"I think we made the ministers
aware of our concern for the future
of agriculture in B.C. We showed
(agriculture minister Jim Hewitt) we
won't sit back and let land deals
such as Spetifore's (go through)."
Minister of human resources Bill
Vander Zalm was asked Thursday if
he would overrule the GVRD decision. He refused to give a definite
answer, saying the possibility exists
if it is "in the province's interest."
Vander Zalm denied his statement
was intended as a threat.
Hewitt denied the charges of political interference. "Of all the land
removed (from the land reserve),
No AMS support
for McGeer talks
Members of the student accessibility committee will meet Universities minister Pat McGeer Wednesday in Victoria but without Alma
Mater Society executive support.
Committee members say they will
talk to McGeer about such student
concerns as university funding cutbacks, student employment program cutbacks and the possibility of
increasing the student aid ceiling.
But AMS executive members say
more time is needed to present a
solid case to McGeer.
"We have to put forward some
idea of what we want him to do,"
external affairs officer James Hollis
said Monday. "When we met (Universities Council of B.C. chair) Gibson on March 13 he blew us out of
the water."
Accessibility committee members, however, want to meet with
McGeer as soon as possible.
"We have plenty of facts and figures. There's no point sitting
around," committee chair Maureen
Boyd said.
"I'd still much rather they (the
AMS executive) came with us,"
said   committee   member   Brad
Stock. "We wanted to deal with
this through council."
But according to Stock, when the
accessibility committee asked Friday for an emergency meeting of
student council AMS president
Marlea Haugen refused.
"I wanted to get a council meeting to avoid a confrontation. But I
could see it coming," Stock said.
Members of the AMS executive
said they are still trying to get McGeer to come to campus "sometime
in May" but, according to Boyd,
"we're going to have a damn hard
time getting him here."
British Columbia Federation of
Students spokesperson Steve Shallhorn agreed that the presentation to
McGeer should be put off for a
while but placed the blame squarely
at the feet of the AMS executive.
"If they'd really wanted to do it,
they'd have got it together," Shallhorn said Monday. "If they'd been
a more experienced executive it
would have been easier for them.
Basically they're learning the hard
But Stock said he would meet
with Haugen and Hollis tomorrow
in an effort to change their minds
and get executive backing for the
committee's presentation.
Careless commerce
convicted by court
Undergraduate societies must
literally pay for their crimes, according to a recent students court verdict.
The court unanimously found the
commerce undergraduate society
guilty Thursday of providing insufficient notice to commerce student
Jean Steadman before cutting the
lock off her Angus locker in
Commerce was also found
negligent in the handling of the
removed property which was stored
unmarked, and in a pile with the
contents of other lockers, in an unsupervised room.
CUS president Arlene Henry
declined comment Monday, saying
only that the procedure for lock
removal would be modified.
Steadman told the court that
Commerce had cut off 80 locks with
only 12 days notice to the owners.
The previous year commerce had
waited until registration week to
remove locks, and it was her belief
the same procedure would once
again be followed.
Bruce Stuart, acting for the
defense, said there was an implied
agreement for leasing the lockers
but no duration of lease was ever
After half an hour of deliberation, the court awarded Steadman
$53.36 in damages. "I felt it was an
equitable verdict. I am pleased that
after eight months it's over,"
Steadman said Monday.
Stuart was worried about the
'floodgate' effect of such a decision. He worried that students in
similar situations who did not have
valid claims would now apply for
Steadman denied that the verdict
would open a 'floodgate? "There is
so much apathy, I doubt many people will pursue such matters."
98.2 per cent was on the recommendation of the (land) commission. If you got 98.2 per cent on
your papers, you wouldn't be complaining."
"I am dedicated to the preservation of farmland. Food is import
ant, but I think you recognize that
shelter is important," Hewitt said.
"It's easy to say that (land should
not be taken out of the reserve), because you're in agriculture. There's
others calling for more housing,"
he added.
There are 40,000 acres in the
GVRD, but outside the agricultural
land reserve, that could be developed for housing, Bompke said. Value
of houses adjacent to the Spetifore
property is more than $200,000, according to Bompke.
—arnold hadatrom photo
SILICA SYNDROME comes true in Hector McLeod building, as workers sand blast concrete, sending silica dust
throughout building. Opting for more efficient technique, workers have been removing paint with silica sand on
and of for a week, presenting health hazard to occupants of building. Students, some ignoring available protective masks, wander halls and sit in cloud of obscurity. In this rare instance, cloud comes from external source.
The next gasp you hear may be your own. See story p. 1
Haugen slams 'radical' rally
Wednesday's student rally was
"sensationalized," "completely out
of hand," and "left students on this
campus with egg on their faces,"
said Alma Mater Society president
Marlea Haugen in a report dated
March 23.
But organizers of the rally disagree, calling the report "inflammatory and inaccurate."
The report, to be presented at this
week's student council meeting,
condemns the march to administration president Doug Kenny's office.
"Unfortunately the rally got
completely out of hand. . . While a
crowd can be a powerful tool for
our use, it can also be a dangerous
entity. A small number of instigators, people from the more radical
political groups or even non-students can twist the purpose of the
crowd. This may or may not have
been the case on Wednesday,"
Haugen said.
Maureen Boyd, rally organizer
and chair of the AMS student accessibility committee, said the report would have been accurate had
Haugen attended the entire rally.
And William Clark, another rally
organizer, was outraged at
Haugen's description of the rally
"We are disgusted by Marlea
Haugen's overbearing, autocratic
manner," he said. "Who are the
radicals? I was the one who said
'Maybe we should march over to
Kenny's office.' There was no twist
ing the purpose of the rally. The
students decided they wanted to
Haugen's report says the rally
caused a split between the university
administration and students, and
that the rally lost its effectiveness
after a "few unfortunate shouts
from radicals."
"(The march) was an unplanned
See page 7: PRES
Park patrols start
WATERLOO (CUP) — In an attempt to curb the increasing problem of
sexual assault, the student association at the University of Waterloo has established student patrols in a city park.
Council president Wim Simonis said there were nine sexual assault incidents in 1980 and two rapes involving UW students since January in
Waterloo park.
The purpose of the patrols, according to Sgt. Duncan MacLauchlin of
the Waterloo Regional Police, is to monitor the park rather than to arrest
individuals. Student council vice-president Bob Elliott said he hoped the
patrols would deter would-be assailants.
About 30 students have volunteered to patrol the park. McLaughlan said
they "would continue until! we feel the matter has been resolved and other
programs established."
Sirnonis is also asking Waterloo city council to allot funds to improve
lighting in areas of the park that have been sites of previous assaults.
Trent occupiers victorious
PETERBOROUGH (CUP) ^ Trent University students emerged victorious from a 12-day occupation of
the campus president's office Friday.
The 11 occupiers left the offices Friday morning after Trent president Donald Theall agreed in principle
to all but one of their demands.
Student council chair Matt Shaughnessy called the
occupation a "major victory." He said it received
widespread support in the form of telegrams, petitions
and armbands worn by 1,500 Trent students.
In a press release issued the same day, Theall said he
was pleased an "amicable conclusion" was reached in
the protest and that "lengthy rational discussions"
had taken place with the students.
The president agreed to five demands:
• freedom from academic penalties for the occupiers;
• a motion from senate asking the board of governors to rescind the motion which imposed differential fees until further discussion takes place;
• a personal commitment from the president to
look into establishing a part-time student seat on the
board of governors;
• agreement to look into making future tuition decisions at open meetings;
• and the establishment of a presidential committee, with equal student, faculty and administration
representation, to examine the role of committees at
A further demand for the resignation of the board
of governors chair was dropped by the strikers.
The occupation began March 9 when 13 students,
elected representatives of Save Our School Trent,
entered the executive offices and issued a list of demands. Page 4
Tuesday, March 24,1981
Regret, please
The votes are in, the count is known, and The Ubyssey is disappointed
by the results.
No one will dispute the increasing lack of funds most students are facing. But it seems that during this particular set of referenda, money was
the main, rf not only, motivator behind the decision.
We question the attitudes students may have had when they voted.
When voting yes on the SUB fee levy, was it because they were outraged
at the Alma Mater Society's cavalier handling of the issue, or felt there was
no need for more club space, or because it was a great way to save $15?
And when they voted no to PIRG, was it because they had serious reservations about the constitution of the society, felt there was no need for research into activities of public concern, or felt it was five bucks "saved"
which could be put to better use in the Pit?
The Ubyssey is not asking for the results of the election to be ratified in
student court, unlike some students. The SUB fee levy question was perfectly clear, and the surrounding publicity further clarified its intent.
What we are asking is for students to feel a pang of regret, however
slight, for voting down the opportunity to establish a non-profit democratic
organization which would cut through the bafflegab offered by government-paid researchers and tell us what is really going on behind closed
doors in our province.
More than 4,300 students signed a petition supporting PIRG. Only 2,100
of them bothered to vote in favor of it. There must be some regret, or else a
lot of hypocrisy on this campus.
We hope it's the former. It will be hard living with the latter.
Say no to Spetifore
The Greater Vancouver Regional District board should listen to its own
staff and the public about land rezoning.
Political interference to assist Socred supporters make millions of dollars
by converting farm land to houses is not wanted in B.C. This was shown
by two demonstrations last week.
We need more housing on the lower mainland, but there are 40,000
acres of non-agricultural land that have yet to be developed. With only one
per cent of the land in B.C. prime agricultural land, we can ill-afford
political interference with" our food supply.
The GVRD will be voting Wednesday on rezoning 523 acres of Delta
farmland belonging to Socred supporter George Spetifore to housing.
The GVRD vote will be close. Attend the meeting if you can.
We, too, say no to Spetifore.
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Complaint correct—court
By Student Court
Mark   MacDonald:   complainant,
Robert Waite: accused
Trial: 7 p.m.; March 10, 1981
This action arose as a result of
series of events which took place on
challenged the complainant to take
the buttons from him. The complainant, who had become angry
and had voiced his anger at the accused and some onlookers, managed to. retrieve one of the buttons
from the accused's hands. The ac-
Feb. 12, 1981, at the student union
building at UBC. The accused is
charged with conducting himself in
a manner unbecoming a member of
the Alma Mater Society, pursuant
to bylaw 21(l)(c)(i)(3) of the constitution and bylaws.
The facts as found by the court
are as follows: During Gay Week at
UBC, on Feb. 12 at approximately
2:30-3 p.m., the complainant was
with another student in charge of a
booth set up in the SUB concourse
by the Gay Club of UBC. The complainant and his colleague were dispensing information and lapel buttons reading "Gay Week" and
"Gay UBC." It was contended by
the complainant that the container
of the buttons was accompanied by
a sign reading "Buttons $2." The
accused denies the existence of such
a sign or any other sign. (The court
makes no definite finding on this
discrepancy as it does not consider
the existence or non-existence of a
sign to be essential to its findings.)
The accused walked up to the
booth, looked at the buttons for a
moment, picked two of them up
and said, "I'll take one of those and
one of those." The complainant
told the accused that the buttons
cost money and that there was a donation required, whereupon the accused replied, "Later, later" and "I
don't support homos" and walked
away. The complainant followed
the accused to a point nearby the
listening room in the conversation
area of SUB and demanded the buttons back. The accused replied with
derogatory and provocative language and upon receiving further demands to return the buttons he
cused then tossed the other button
in a garbage can. The complainant
began to empty the garbage can and
threw part of its contents onto the
lap of the accused. At that point the
complainant was hit on the back pf
the head with a soda pop can. The
evidence on this latter point was unclear or inconclusive as to whether
the accused merely threw garbage
Waite taunted
the complainant
with abusive
and provocative
back at the complainant or directly
hit the complainant with can in
There was written evidence of
one witness that no blows were
thrown, yet there was circumstantial evidence in the form of a written statement of the complainant's
colleague at the booth that the complainant had a lump on his head
when he returned to the Gay Club
booth immediately after the incident. In addition, there was written
evidence that the complainant had a
bruise and minor cut on his head
when examined some two hours
later by Dr. Percival-Smith of the
University Health Service. None of
the above evidence, submitted in
written and signed form, was objected to or seriously challenged.
The court concludes that the bruise
on the complainant's head was in
fact caused by the action of the accused in throwing the garbage back
at the complainant. There is insufficient evidence that the accused
directly struck the complainant.
After retrieving the second button from the garbage can, the complainant shouted in anger at the accused and onlookers, condemning
the latter for their inaction. He then
left the scene and contacted the
RCMP and a policewoman arrived
shortly afterwards, arrested and
handcuffed the accused, and took
him to the police station where he
remained for a short period of time
before being released unconditionally. It is relevant to note that the
accused's conduct while being arrested was again very abusive. During the course of his arrest he used
extremely profane language against
the policewoman.
It is the court's unanimous finding that the evidence establishes beyond reasonable doubt that the
conduct of the accused was unbecoming a member of the Alma
Mater Society.
One member of the court decided
that the accused's taking of the buttons without first asking the permission of the complainant, his refusal
to return the buttons when asked
several times to do so, and his intent
to keep the buttons well after it was
clear to him that the buttons were
not free for the taking, constituted,
in itself, conduct unbecoming a
member of the AMS. With respect
to the issue as to whether or not
there was a sign at the booth reading "Buttons $2" and the issue as to
the ambiguity of the complainant's
words to the accused to the effect
that a "donation" was required,
there could have been no doubt left
in the accused's mind that the buttons were to be paid for when he
was asked several times to return
The remaining five judges are in
agreement with the above findings
but wish to bolster their decisions
with the evidence of abusive conduct on the part of the accused. He
taunted the complainant with abusive and provocative language, and
challenged the complainant to
physically retrieve the buttons from
him. He used extremely profane
language against the arresting police
It was contended by the accused
that the events began as a joke or
prank and that he intended to effect
his joke by wearing the Gay Club
buttons during Gay Week. It was
also contended that the complainant was the person guilty of misconduct and that it was the complainant's conduct that was largely to
blame for the events.
The court considers that the entire situation was predicated by the
accused's own wrongdoing and that
if the complainant reacted to the accused's joke with more vigor than
the accused expected, that is a consequence for which the accused is
responsible. Instead of merely giving up the game when the joke had
backfired, he reacted with abusive
language and conduct. He cannot
escape the consequences by claiming that he was merely joking. That
is not to say, however, that the actions of the complainant are to be
condoned. It is possible that he
over-reacted to the accused's conduct. Nevertheless, the complainant
was clearly within his rights in demanding the return of the buttons
and responsibility for the incident
cannot be pinned on him.
In considering a remedy to the offence of the accused, the court considers that appropriate apologies in
writing to the complainant, the Gay
Club of UBC and the RCMP, with
copies to the clerk of the court,
would suffice. Two weeks is considered to be sufficient time for the accused to submit these apologies. In
the meantime, the court will hold
the accused's student card to be returned when the accused has submitted the apologies. In default of
writing the apologies, the accused
will suffer withdrawal of AMS privileges until December 31, 1981.
Perspectives is a column of humor, opinion and the infrequent
court decision open to everyone.
March 24. 1961
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's editorial office is In room
241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments,
228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Verne McDonald
"Unless you put my name in here, I'll beat the fucking daylights out of your short, weak, meagre body.
Glen Sanford," yelled Scott McDonald. But Mark Leiren-Young ignored the conversation, sscretly
knowing that, despite trusting him with the swesome job of city desk for the dsy, he was going to skip
out early to do something seldom seen around the hallowed halls of The Ubyssey — homework. When
Nancy Campbell and Steve McClure found out about the secret plan of the temporary city editor, all
hell broke loose. Roger Bryan was meanwhile looking for a photograph of another burial. Heesok
Chang offered to bury the last remaining portion of Arnold Hedstrom's hair, but Craig Brooks said not
to bother, there wasn't enough to bury to justify the expense involved. Verne McDonald showed up to
write one outline, see the entire shop was slresdy under control of the editorial collective-elect, and
left. Ahhhh, the responsibilities of editors these dsys. Tuesday, March 24,1981
Page 5
almost commonplace,
as this simmeriig
confrontation readies its boiling
point. A UBC incident has brought
Ike issue home.
should be
May I be permitted a few comments about the case of "240-lb.
heterosexual" Robert Waite vs.
"gay undignified" Mark MacDonald? Now that law student Bruce
Bragagnolo has tried to alter the
case from thief vs. vendor to heterosexual vs. homosexual, large issues
are at stake.
When Samuel Johnson wrote
that "patriotism is the last refuge of
a scoundrel," he was being needlessly specific. Anything which is
widely perceived to be good — for
example, heterosexuality — can
serve equally well as a refuge. It is a
standard human policy that if one is
about to commit an act of malice,
one attempts to justify it in terms of
something which the public will applaud. When killing Jews, don't do
it for your own sake: do it for the
glory of God, or for the future of
the Aryan race, or for your children's children. When robbing a
grocery store, do it because society
is oppressive and unjust. And so
Bragagnolo and Waite have made
heterosexuality the major issue in
the case at hand. Heterosexuality is
a good thing; should it therefore
serve as a refuge for someone who
has unleashed his malice against another person? Are the skirts of heterosexuality so large that even a
240-lb. football player can hide behind them? I hope not.
If so, heterosexuals would do
well to remember the history of
Christianity, a faith which was once
so widely and uncritically perceived
as good that it became a stronghold
of scoundrels — cross-burners, inquisitors, financial whiz kids of the
Moral Majority ilk, etc. At present,
those Christians who are not scoun-
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Especially Oese who- type their
letten, tiipMipaced?6n a 70 space
typewriter Hne, because these are
the people if ho are most likely to
see their letters printed sometime
before next Darin's Day eve.
drels are hard-pressed to salvage the
public image of the church.
I have a feeling that Waite really
just wants to convince us that he's
basically a good person after all.
I'm sure that if he stopped trying to
save face and wrote his letters of
apology, everyone would believe
him and he would be none the
worse for this incident. As for Bragagnolo, he has a promising career
ahead of him as a South African
lawyer, defending white criminals
by arguing that they are white.
Richard Summerbell
grad studies 2
What is
I am not now nor have I ever
been a football player. Nonetheless,
as strange as this may seem to some
people, I find that I find that I must
agree with the basic opinion expressed by Bruce Bragagnolo before
the student court and in The Ubyssey on Friday, March 20.
Upon hearing of the charge and
the court's decision on it, I asked
myself: What exactly is "conduct
unbecoming a student?" As I
understand it there is no set definition of this offence and it is therefore a matter of discretion for the
members of the student court. Accordingly I first thought that in applying their discretion the court had
determined that theft or assault
amounted to conduct unbecoming a
student. This conclusion however
could not stand up because it is inconceivable (and perhaps illegal)
that the student court would revoke
privileges from every student who
commits a minor assault or petty
theft at UBC.
I have no idea how many calculators, bikes, purses, etc., are stolen
every year, or how many assaults
are committed during the course of
fights between students which are
inevitable on a campus of this size,
but clearly it is not the place of the
student court to adjudicate these
disputes, nor do I believe that the
court itself would contend that such
is its function. Evidently, then, the
charge of "conduct unbecoming a
student" that is laid in student
court, must consist of something
other than mere assault or petty
We can reject out of hand the
possibility that yelling obscenities at
a police officer constitutes the offence. As reprehensible as such conduct may be, it cannot, having regard to student attitudes and practices, be contended that swearing at
the police should constitute an offence.
Once I ruled out these possible
definitions of the offence, I found
that I had no option but to agree
with Bruce Bragagnolo. For the reasons I have explained I cannot believe that the charge would have
ever been contemplated had the
complainant not been a homosexual. The decision, then, amounts
to a display of solidarity with the
homosexuals on the part of the student court at the expense of the accused.
Under these circumstances I can
well understand Bruce
Bragagnolo's frustration and annoyance with the whole system. The
decision was unjust, arbitrary, and
based on the subjective emotions of
the members of the court. To label
a court that reaches a decision in
such a manner as a "kangaroo
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court," i.e., one that progresses to
its decision by leaps arid bounds,
seems entirely fitting.
If students on this campus view
the Alma Mater Society as a farce,
this type of misguided procedure in
the student court can only serve to
reinforce their opinion.
John Sparks
Bent, now showing at the Arts Club
Theatre until April 11. I would
hope they will take me up on this
offer so they might understand why
it is we are so concerned. I can be
contacted through Gay People of
UBC either by phone or mail by
writing to Box 9 SUB.
Tim Stevenson
past president
Gay People of UBC
religious studies 4
Bible whine      SUS slate
'hog wash'
To prevent misunderstanding,
please print the two lines which
were omitted from my letter of
March 20, 1981. They follow a discussion of Paul and say: "Jesus
likewise affirmed marriage between
a man and a woman and He also affirmed celibacy. (Matthew 19:
3-12.) Jesus gave celibacy as the option for those who would not commit themselves to a lifelong, male-
female, marital relationship."
Susan Walker
Regent College
'Never again'
say gays
I am writing in regard i:o the letter
of March 20, 1981 by Bob Waite
and Bruce Bragagnolo. I am quite
concerned by both their anti-gay
rhetoric and tenor in their letter, as
I do not believe they really understand the possible consequences of
their viewpoint. It was a result of
that kind of thinking by many in
Germany that allowed thousands of
gays to be rounded up during the
Nazi era and exterminated. It is for
that reason that we gays; are trying
so desperately to change people's
opinion so that it never happens
So, I offer both Mr. Waite and
Mr. Bragagnola, in all sincerity, to
join me as my guests to see the play
This letter is in response to one
sent in by an anonymous person
(name withheld by request). He or
she has falsely labelled a slate of
candidates running in the SUS election.
The slate of candidates, of which
I am a member, does not have one
person who belongs to the physics
society. I will agree that some of the
candidates are enrolled in physics
programs (geophysics, computer
science-physics), but I am a computer science student: Greg Hassell
and Craig Markovic are chemistry
The second point I would like to
clarify is that we don't all have the
same ideas. However, we do have
the same goal, and that is one of increased spirit in the faculty of science.
The notion of all SUS funds being used strictly to sponsor physics
parties is absolute hog wash, as is
the notion that SUS will be run solely by the physics society.
By the time this letter is printed
the election will have been decided.
I can only say that people who have
been influenced by the letter were
grossly misinformed by someone
who was openly critical before he or
she knew the facts.
Gord Locke
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Tuesday, March 24,1981
'Tween classes
AH mambars asked to attend executive elections,
noon, SUB 111.
Membership drive, noon. SUB 212. Cheap sum-
mar sailing, naw fleet of boats, novice training
atartlng in May.
Euchariat with Rev. George Hermanson, noon,
Lutheran Campus Centre.
General meeting, noon, SUB 213. Elections to ba
Films; Switzerland and tha Swiss Year; Fresh
Water Dive, (Naw Zealand), 8 p.m.. International
Lecture: Brains, Minds snd Machines by Donald
Mackay author of Human Science and Dignity,
and The Clockwork Image, 3:30 p.m. Regent
College Room 1.
Richard Mouw apaaka on The theological basis
for s tranaformation of culture, noon, Angua
General meeting, noon, SUB 212-
AH members asked to attend general meeting,
noon, SUB party room.
Steering committee meeting, noon, SUB 113.
Diacuaaion of recant aventa in tha Phiftppinsf
with Derek Evans, fosowed by annual ganaral
maating, 5:30 p.m. Lutheran Campua Cantra.
Open to al.
Introductory program on tha knowledge revealed
by Guru Maharaj Ji, noon, SUB 111.
Aacant of Man aeriae. Generation upon Generation, noon. Library Processing, 306.
John YuiHe apaaka on Ratability of eyewitness
testimony, noon, Buch 202.
Csreera day for health sciences, noon, SUB main
Graduation, noon, SUB 119.
Dinner and workshop on lifeatylaa, 6 p.m., Lutheran Campus Centre.
Electtona and general meeting, noon, SUB 215-
Stammtiach; a German conversational evening,
7:30 p.m. International Houaa, Gate 4.
Membership drive continues, noon, SUB 214.
Organizing committee meeting on the future of
BCPIRG, noon, Buch. 216.
Last ganaral maating of tha year, election of officers, mambars' presentation and diacuaaion on
the future of EIG, noon, Angua 104.
Putnam prooavma aaaaion led by L. Rosen, noon.
Math 203.
Public meeting, noon, SUB 117. Office and
reading room in SUB 230a.
Lecture; Between two Storea, noon, SUB 113.
Celebration eervice, noon, Cham 250.
The English department players present scenes
from Hamlet, The Importance of Baing Eameat
and Who's Afraid of Virginis Wooff, noon, Buch.
General meeting, noon. International House
Ecumenical service for El Salvador in memory of
Oscar Romero, 7:30 p.m. Christ Church
Fashion focus '81. Men's and women's fashion
show, 11:30 a.m. Brock House restaurant, 3875
Point Grey Road. All proceeds to arthritis research.
There's an all points bulletin out
on a robbery suspect. The suspect
has been accused of hijacking a bus
loaded with a valuable vanilla shipment and the suspect has blonde
hair, blue eyes, and weighs 700 lbs.
You don't look anything like this
but the police are at your door.
They'll say "come with us" and
suddenly there's this person looking at you and a group of six others.
You're pegged and spend three
years in jail playing out a scene from
"And Justice For All."
This could happen.
That's why you should attend
John Yuille's lecture on the reliability of eyewitness testimony.
He'll tell you the things that Perry
Mason and Baretta shied away
from noon, Wednesday, in Buch.
Mailing, soiling
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man. I do
what a sailor can, I'm strong to the
finish 'cause I don't eat spinach
'cause it doesn't have enough preservatives, artificial flavoring or artificial coloring for me to consider it
healthy. What do you think of that,
Olive Oyl?
The sailing club is having a membership drive; it offers cheap summer sailing, a new fleet of boats,
novice training starting in March
and much much more. Sign up in
SUB 212 at noon until April 7.
Full port astern of harvard bows
to rudder left sail and ahoy on the
mizzenmast. Captain they're going
overboard. What is Swee'pea's true
identity and will his parents ever be
Hot flashes
found or is he an illegitimate spawn
of a corn cob pipe. Tune in later for
more details.
Pick If
Are you tired of being fucked up
by city hall? Are you sick of garbage
all over the place?
Take action. City council meets
at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and everyone is
invited to join the mass pickets surrounding the building. Let council
know you don't like their continual
refusal to negotiate with striking
civic workers in good faith.
Let them know what you think
about giving women equal pay for
work of equal value. Tell them you
want negotiations to resume.
And keep in mind the 1 p.m.
Sunday pickets at city hall. Keep
the struggle going. You can fight
city hall and win.
City hall is at 12th and Cambie.
AIM high
One of the least known political
struggles going on in the work) today is happening right here in North
America. Ifs the fight of the native
people of this continent to win back
their aboriginal rights in the face of
the onslaught directed against them
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The American Indian Movement
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more about AIM why not head
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be four films dealing with the Indian
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Reunion time. Yes folks, if you
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Tupper 76 grads are to phone
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The UBC rugby team put on a
demonstration of rugby skills Sunday when they defeated the University of California (Santa Barbara)
35-3 at Thunderbird Stadium.
This is the second time the 'Birds
have wiped out Santa Barbara in
West Coast Universities Conference
play. On UBC's trip down south in
February they won 28-3.
Leading scorer for the 'Birds was
fullback Peter MacLean who kicked for 10 points. Tries went to Rob
Strang (two), Doug Tait, Robin
Russell, Brent Sinclair and Gord
That is it for now, there will be
more bad sports writing on Friday.
Where is the tennis you say, we wish
we knew.
Pres pooh-poohs rally
From page 3
action that left the students on this
campus with egg on their faces,"
Haugen said. "The result may have
been different if the press had not
sought to sensationalize the event.
"Instead of focusing on the rally,
the speakers and the orderly group
there, the cameras showed hordes
of students (and others) shouting
slogans that called for Kenny's resignation.
"But this defeats the whole pur
pose of the rally which was to show
a united front. 'United we stand, divided we fall.' And we fell," her report continued.
Haugen also felt the "helpful"
relationship with Kenny was jeopardized by the march, and does
not "want to endanger that influence" which the president can provide.
Boyd said the rally was a success,
march and all, but needs to be followed up with further action.
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2. Law students' Legal Advice Program — renovations
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3. Graduating Students of the Faculty of Applied Science
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Process Engineering — Craigmont Mine Model: repairs
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3) study room for physiology undergraduates;
7. Committee for the Construction of a Covered Walkway
— construction of a covered walkway on main mall
8. 'Concentrated' Bachelor of Social Work Programme —
donation to the B.C. Organization to Fight Racism
9. 'Regular' Bechelor of Social Work Programme — donation to the Native Group Home in Burnaby, B.C.
10. University Day Care Council — learning aids, toys, indoor & outdoor equipment
11. World University Service of Canada — sponsorship of a
refugee student at U.B.C.
12. Place Vanier Residents' Association — funds for purchase of a new sound system
Total Ballots Returned    1018
Total Ballots spoiled   3
$5,000.00 "
48 Page 8
Tuesday, March 24,1961
Cold war must be stopped
Canada is at present a member of
the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization. It is predicated on
the proposition that Russia is expected to attack Europe to extend
its political system. The obverse of
this theory is the fact that ever since
1917, when the Tsar was overthrown, the 'West' has acted in
hostile ways — economic, political
and military — to the Soviet Union.
This hostility is known as the Cold
D. F. Fleming's book, "The Cold
War 1917 — 1960," is a two volume
record of the facts of this hostile
relationship. A major event was the
rearing of Germany under Hitler by
the industrialists and financiers of
Germany and the West.
Czechoslovakia was sacrificed to
Hitler by Neville Chamberlain,
clearing the way to the east for a
war against the USSR. Once war is
started, the best plans of mice and
men gang aft aglay.
The creation of nuclear weapons
in 1945 by scientists changed war
from a disaster for millions of people to a total catastrophe for the
world. Yet our war makers have not
relented. On the contrary the largest
business in the world is war!
In NATO we are locked into this
confrontation with the USSR. If
this policy is not changed then the
war zealots will repeat themselves
Albert Einstein
wasn *t a gear
academics around here.
Remember,   Dave,   Einstein
wasn't a gear.
Charles R. Menzies,
on behalf of the
science undergraduate
again. They and their captive press
will trick us into war.
There is no program in NATO
to come to terms with Russia, to
make permanent and peaceful settlement, to design and police a
world at peace. We are avoiding installing the rule of law on earth, in
spite of our victor's Nuremberg
trials of Nazi war criminals.
Canada has a responsibility to
join with other countries to force
this alternative to a third world war
on the other nations in the UN. Instead we are part of the war system.
We subsidize 'arms of export sales'
each year — $50 million from the
department of Industry, Trade and
Commerce, and $125 million from
the department of Defence. We
have also agreed to purchase $4
billion worth of F-18 fighter
bomber planes.
These items alone could be invested in a world wide campaign to
unify the millions of people who
want a peaceful world and who will
unite to force the military clique out
of control over politicians.
Ken McAllister
202—5600 Dalhousie Rd.
U.S. gov't nuked
Contained in a declaration to the
president of the United States,
Ronald Reagan, this document is
the result of due process, not of
law, but of liberty.
"As you well know, the first article of the Bill of Rights guarantees
the people the liberty to abolish
government if government is found
to be oppressive. I have found your
government oppressive and have
taken the liberty to abolish it.
"I ask you as chief executive of
that government to inform the
American people without delay
about my decision. I ask that no
changes be made as to the content
and that the full, text be made
available to the American people.
"From this communication you
will see that my decision to abolish
your government, as well as my immediate concern, is for the future of
our children, and mine in particular. I therefore charge you with
the responsibility to see to it no
harm will come to my children as a
result of my decision. I ask that my
children be returned to me as quickly as due process under these circumstances will allow.
"This is a matter of life or death.
"I have declared the face of the
earth my country. You have not.
"I have chosen life for all people.
Your choice defies definition."
Manfred Babon
We consider Dave Janis'
(engineering undergraduate society
publicity rep) letter both a vicious
and underhanded attack on a fine
upstanding science undergraduate
society, and a libelous personal slur
as well. If he thinks his EUS is so
great, then where were they when
arts and sciences students stormed
the administration building and
disrupted dinner over at the faculty
club? Fairies as they are, the EUS
was probably watching the "bed
races", performed by their nannies,
or rather their nurses. You would
think that the EUS could find better
ways of displaying their alleged
"student involvement and spirit"
than these childish and frivolous
For your information, Dave,
drinking 41 beers is easy, unless you
happen to be an engineer who gets
hung-up on the expression
({(X)2 + XJ—2), where X = 6. So
As to the brilliance of the soon-
to-be published science
undergraduate society newsletter,
we stay pretty much in the abstract.
About organization, Dave, it's
easy to be a machine, or a
"technologist." Pretty boring, too.
But we're still humans over at the
SUS, and we intend to stay that
way. Don't expect science students
to line up like mindless cogs in an
obsolete perpetual motion machine.
We prefer humanitarianism.
If you were observant, Dave, you
would realize that for all its hype
and obnoxious exaggeration, the
EUS really isn't appreciated on
campus. But we do hope that you
will continue to amuse yourselves.
As long as you don't disturb the
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