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Vol. UN, No. 51 VANCOUVER, B.C., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1972
48    228-2301
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MLAs hear tenure briefs
By BERTON WOODWARD
Two UBC delegations will appear in Victoria today
before the provincial government's standing committee on
social welfare and education but will have little to say
about tenure that is new to the university community.
The UBC faculty association, represented by
president Robert Kubicek, and administration,
represented by grad studies dean Ian McTaggart-Cowan,
deputy president Bill Armstrong and commerce dean
Philip White will present briefs to the committee at 10:30
a.m. today.
The all-party committee is currently investigating the
state of university tenure in B.C.
The faculty association brief, released today,
recommends against government intervention in tenure
regulation, although it concedes that "valid criticism can
be made of our present arrangements."
The brief upholds use of the tenure system for the
usual reason of political safety for dissident professors,
but adds, "tenure creates a body of established academics
who can provide impartial and critical assessments of the
scholarly performance of of other academics whose worth
must be determined."
It also asserts that there is no satisfactory alternative
to tenure.
Armstrong said Thursday the administration brief
does not take a position on legislative changes of tenure
policy, because, he said, it is up to the board of governors
to make statements on such changes.
Kubicek said Thursday the two groups had not met
to discuss each other's briefs and a five-minute phone call
was the only communication he had with the
administration group.
The briefs were put in their final form late
Wednesday afternoon.
However, he said he did not believe it "useful or
appropriate" for two groups from one university to
outline in front of the committee any differences they
might have.
On Thursday McTaggart-Cowan described the
contents of the administration brief, to be released at
noon today.
He said the brief defines tenure and describes the
nature of appointments and assessments of faculty.
It includes the faculty handbook statement on
dismissal, he said, and contains the complete transcripts of
provisions for tenure and dismissal by the Association of
Universities and Colleges of Canada and the Canadian
Association of University Teachers.
McTaggart-Cowan said the brief also looks at possible
alternatives to tenure such as one, two or five-year
contracts, but recommends against them.
He said the brief finally upholds the tenure system as-
the most advantageous to the university but it does not
list reasons.
The faculty association brief also gives a description
of tenure conditions. It emphasizes that "the initial
appointment of a university teacher does not constitute a
guarantee of permanent employment."
It states that in the case of dismissal, "the dean must
Murray reneges
SUB reverted back to its regular closing hour of 1
a.m. Feb. 9, because according to Alma Mater Society
co-ordinator Rick Murray, the building was just not being
used enough to justify its remaining open.
It was open 24 hours daily for a two week period.
"Only five to seven people used it during the night
and half of these were council members," Murray said
Thursday.
He said an extra man was hired to supervise the
building at $25 per night, "but we just can't afford that
kind of expense if students don't want to use the
building."
be prepared to" provide a candidate who has not been
granted tenure with a written explanation for the
decision."
(Several profs dismissed from UBC, the most recent
being Carol Marx and Mike Humphries of the psychology
department, have asserted publicly that they received no
official explanations for their dismissals.)
The brief also gives the 1969-70 statistics for tenured
profs. Of 1,473 faculty then employed, it says, 48.3 per
cent had tenure.
These included: 95 per cent of full professors, 68.1
per cent of associate professors, 16.8 per cent of assistant
professors and 10.4 per cent of instructors.
In an appendix headed Context of the Current
Tenure Debate, the brief examines outside trends which
affect hiring policy.
It states that present hiring conditions are a buyer's
market because the supply of teachers has increased
greatly in recent years while the student population has
levelled off.
It points out that "economic conditions and political
realities influence career plans and intellectual concerns"
and the resulting shifts in departmental enrolment affect
hiring.
Finally, the appendix says the "knowledge
explosion" is affecting many departments more strongly
than at any time since the seventeenth century.
"In these cases," it says "... junior faculty members
may be subject to standards of competence they regard as
inappropriate. At the same time, senior members may be
susceptible to the obsolescence of laboriously developed
skills."
A conflict may then develop, the brief says, in which
senior faculty put up defences against change where that
change might damage their position, while other faculty
might make "irresponsible claims to superior
competence" where change "increases alternative
interpretations of adequate performance." Page 2
THE      UBYSSEY
Friday,  February  18,  1972
In the classroom
By VAUGHN PALMER
Geophysics 310, Exploring the Universe, is an overcrowded
success.
The course, a non-mathematical introduction to the earth
sciences and astronomy, is designed as a science requirement for arts
and commerce students, and is not open to those in science.
It began three years ago with only 45 students, but now has
expanded to 120, and will be split into two sections next year.
Ann Gower, who presents the astronomy half of the course,
while Gary Clark handles the earth science, says the large number of
students has created communications problems.
"The workload in this course isn't too heavy," Gower said. "But
it's important because I don't get much chance to know the
students."
"I have to mark on the basis of two problem assignments and
two essays a year, though I encourage students to come to my office
to provide some personal communication."
"For those I don't get t<3 know very well, and those who take it
easy all year, there's a final exam," she said.
"I expect only about a quarter of the students will be asked to
take it."
The two lectures a week are supplemented by a noon session of
guest speakers. Films are also shown at various times.
Other activities include a seminar at the MacMillan Planetarium,
and evening viewings with the geophysics department's 12-inch
telescope.
Geophysics 310, with Gower and Clark, meets at 10:30,
Monday and Thursday and at noon Tuesday, in Hennings 201.
Whafs up, doc?
The following is a response to a letter from a reader who claims
he has suffered from constipation all his life and asks what he can do
about it.
Unfortunately I can't offer any help without knowing lots more
about the sufferer.
If you have really suffered from constipation for 20 years my
guess is that you have one or more of:
• an undiagnosed disease, such as hypothyroidism;
• crummy eating habits;
• some sort of laxative addiction, or;
• some sort of psychological problem.
It is impossible to make any dogmatic statements without a
proper medical history and physical examination.
If you have not been to a doctor, go at once. If you are having
personal troubles, be sure to tell him. Among the 7,382 causes of
constipation is depression.
You say you doubt that your problem stems from bad eating
habits. Just for the record, weird diets, inadequate volume of food
intake or inadequate fluid intake may be giving you trouble.
If you are taking drugs, this may be worsening your problem.
Codeine, heroin and other opium derivatives, and many antacid drugs
(especially those containing aluminum salts) cause constipation.
If you have been taking laxatives for a long time, you may be
unknowingly making things worse instead of better. A laxative may
produce results by hurrying the natural process, thus making the next
results a couple of days late, so you take more laxatives, making the
next results even later, and so on.
The point is that all laxatives and enemas interfere with normal
bowel reflexes, and if your bowels only want to move two or three
times a week you should not spend years trying to speed them up.
Not everybody has a movement every day.
Now then. Laxatives should not be used constantly over long
periods of time, for the good reason that you may have some serious
medical problem if your constipation is that bad, and you should see a
doctor. However, occasional use of laxatives is o.k.
Laxatives have a long history in folk-medicine and heroic purges
were the favorite prescription back in the bad old days of the
barber-surgeons — so a lot of good laxatives today are direct
descendants of herbal remedies.
The best ways to stimulate bowels are natural bulk and fibre:
fresh fruit and vegetables, especially figs and prunes, bran, whole grain
cereals, and the like.
Bowel stimulants and/or irritants include the age-old senna and
cascare remedies. London Drugs has hundreds of variations on these
two themes - patent medicines, pure extracts, pills, what have you.
Castor oil is a strong irritant and should not be used regularly.
Many different salts act to increase bowel action. Epsoms' salts
and Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) will do this. Psyllium
seed is found in many remedies such as Metamucil. It increases the
bulk of the waste.
Oils, such as mineral oil or olive oil, soften the waste, but taken
over a long time they could interfere with absorption of vitamins and
other nutrients.
• Many rectal suppositories, such as bisacodyl (Dulcolax) act by
stimulating the rectum. Finally you may remember the notorious
Doped Cookie stunt pulled off by the engineers a few years back.
They gave away cookies spiked with phenolphthalein, which
stimulates the bowel.
There are hundreds of proprietary laxatives for sale, and the
cheapest are probably just as good as the costliest.
Before treating yourself, be sure and see a doctor. Try keeping a
record of exactly what you eat for a few days before going to see him.
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THE      UBYSSEY
Page 3
Rule by cronyism
By TOM STAFFORD
I The Answer
Why does Robert Jordan stay on as the
head of UBC's English department?
Of all the puzzling questions that have
surfaced in arts dean Doug Kenny's faculty
since the anthropology-sociology blowup
over tenure in October, 1971, the answer
to the mystery of Jordan's power is the
most disturbing indicator of the extent of
administrative corruption found at UBC.
Jordan has neither the personal
confidence of the department's tenured
faculty nor are his policies (an emphasis on
rigid scholastic publishing and the
maintenance of an autocratic power
structure) supported by more than 15 per
cent of the teaching staff (who number
more than 100 members). Yet Jordan
stays.
The answer to the Jordan question is
simple: Robert Jordan is able to remain the
head of the English department because
the UBC administration (represented
locally by Kenny) lends the full weight of
its legal and bureaucratic power to Jordan's
own obsessive need to dominate others.
For the past three months I've
investigated the mechanism — rule by
cronyism — by which means the lid is kept
on.
That the department is pervaded by an
atmosphere of a concentration camp with
good table manners is a measure of the
success of administrative intimidation. The
silencing of a significant group of teachers
is a disturbing irony in an institution that
supposedly prides itself on free, open and
rational discussion.
The teachers may be publicly silent, but
at informal gatherings, at coffee in the
Bustop, over drinks in the shabby posh of
the Faculty Club, and at that most
desperate of social rituals, the academic
cocktail party, they talk to each other.
2   The Cronies
How does Robert Jordan keep his
power?
He rules by cronyism: a very small
minority of the department, perhaps a
dozen to 15 in number, mostly full
professors, are given most of the important
positions on committees, where they
consistently support and implement
Jordan's policies.
Jordan's inner sanctum circles includes:
Tony Lavin, Reg Ingram, Pat Merivale, Tim
Henninger, Mahmoud Manzaloui, Bick
Sylvester, Bruce Grenberg, Paul Stanwood
and Dick Fredeman. In addition, Jordan
can count on Fred Bowers, Phil Akrigg,
Grove Powell, and from time to time, Bill
Hall.
What this powerful minority believes
about how the department should be run
differs radically from the majority.
It's common cocktail-party knowledge
that almost 90 per cent of the faculty have
a much broader, more flexible attitude to
scholarship than the counting-the-
commas-in-Shakespeare approach favored
by the inner circle.
And by the way, you'll never get the
Jordanites, even in a weak moment, to
admit that their views on scholarship are
anywhere near as narrow as I'm claiming.
The truth comes out — at UBC — only
behind closed doors.
Further — and this is crucial — the
* majority believes that good teaching should
be emphasized and rewarded.
This is not the way the minority sees
things.
The rhetoric peddled by Jordan and his
gang has to do with a "balance" between
publishing and teaching.
However, it's reliably rumored, that in
secret session the Jordan clique emphasises
r-   publishing. And worse, in actual practice,
it's the cronies who get hired, tenured and
ROBERT JORDAN ... administration supported
promoted, published or not.
The claim that Jordan's policies don't
have support can be substantiated by more
than rumor. For the past five months
faculty members and students have been
interviewed in batches of 12 by a
Kenny-created "academic functions"
committee.
The committee, headed by
Kenny-appointee John Stager of
geography, was charged with the somewhat
abstract task of finding out what
department members thought the function
of the English department ought to be.
Although the functions committee has
yet to release a report, its findings are
fairly predictable.
It's fair to say the views of the
department will constitute a repudiation of
Jordan's policies. All of this will be
expressed in polite academic language and
it will be hard to guess that a hopelessly
embattled department lurks under the
idealistic appearance of the report.
The view of the over-riding majority of
the staff consists of a defence of culture in
a broad sense. Insofar as anything can
transcend politics, this view, opposed as it
is to that of Jordan, unites a wide spectrum
of political opinion.
3 The Cesspool
While the cronies take care of things
within the particular ivory-tusk tower of
the department, when the struggle for
democratic decision-making threatens to
spill over, as it has occasionally, Kenny is
called in for repressive measures.
After several years of struggle,
department members forced the creation,
in 1968, of a democratically-elected
"department council" as a successor to the
ageing senior committee which had run
English since the Second World War.
(Jordan's now quiet counter-revolution has
succeeded in re-installing this old guard
with the addition of a few new old faces.)
Liberal   faculty  members  had  fought
long and hard to get a department council
that would actually represent the majority
of the department and thereby diminish
the autocratic power permitted under the
headship system (most Canadian
universities operate with elected chairman).
In fact, the department has voted, on
more than one occasion, to back a report
urging the election of a chairman.
Jordan has sidestepped this by the
simple expedient of refusing to
acknowledge the existence of the report or
the department decision.
When the council was set up (during the
headship of Geoff Durrant, Jordan's
predecessor), faculty thought they'd
achieved a significant measure of
(bourgeois)  faculty-democracy.
With the appearance of Jordan on the
set the following year, the democratic
trend was quickly reversed.
The council and Jordan were soon
engaged in a grinding struggle that was to
run for more than two years. Jordan
whittled down council power with canny
blandness.
He's played a see-no, hear-no, speak to
no council game, pretending that he had no
idea what the council stood for and
claiming that their function wasn't clear.
(Followers of bureaucratic strategy will
recongnize this as a favorite tactic.)
In January, 1971 after a particularly
bitter controversy over the tenure cases of
Brian Mayne and Dave Powell, some
council members signed a petition asking
Jordan to resign.
In fact, almost half of the senior
tenured members of the department signed
this document. Others held back from
signing only out of timidity.
This is the basis of our claim that
Jordan does not have the confidence of the
department.
Usually in such a case, the head goes
gracefully.  Good  sportsmanship, and all
that, right? When the petition landed on the
desk of president Walt (Don't Rock The
Sinking Ship) Gage, after Jordan's refusal
to heed department wishes, things were out
of hand.
Enter Doug Kenny. Kenny had to take
some swift action to make it appear that he
wasn't losing control of the situation.
As students and faculty of anthrosoc,
psychology and Slavonic studies who have
sent the dean innumerable proper-channel
protests know full well, Kenny's
administration can most favorably be
described as a cesspool.'
Letters, humble demands and petitions
either sink into the bottomless muck never
to be seen again, or else they are spewed
back up so covered with shit as to be
unrecognizable.
With the petition, Jordan dissolved the
council, putting to an end the three-year
trial-run of faculty democracy.
In spring, 1971, Kenny declared the
existence of an "executive committee".
The members of the committee — which
included Moe Steinberg, Bill Robbins, Reg
Ingram, Mike Goldberg, Grove Powell and
Jan DeBruyn among others — were
appointed by Kenny. He hand-picked them
for innocuousness, for their proven ability
not to rock the boat and for their range of
middle-of-the-road to right wing views.
Theoretically designed as a check on
Jordan's power, Kenny contrived the
committee with an almost diabolical
cunning that ensured no serious conflict
was possible between them and the
tottering Jordan.
To date, the Kenny strategy has
succeeded. The executive committee has
effectively abdicated from consideration of
real issues, descending to little more than
specialization in cliches.
To keep up democratic appearances,
Kenny, in a committee-creating binge,
promised a university investigation into the
department's turbulent affairs and in fall,
1971, appointed a "university committee"
to do the job.
Again, actual decisions about the
department's direction was further
removed from department members'
hands.
Finally, Kenny invented the "academic
functions" committee. The primary reason
for the creation of this enormous
bureaucratic superstructure was to cover
up the fact that Jordan should go.
Even at this point, if Jordan was
dumped, and the department was allowed
to settle its own affairs democratically, the
situation could be improved.
Having appointed the chairman of this
functions committee, in a liberal gesture,
Kenny decreed that half the committee
would be elected and half appointed by
Jordan.
Jordan promptly named his old
standbys, Stanwood, Akrigg and Bill Hall.
The department elected some liberal
members.
As of the present moment, the
department is trapped in a bureaucratic
bottleneck, while Jordan consolidates his
power and Kenny is able to give the
impression that affairs are in order.
Occasionally, however, democratic gestures
turn against their not-so-democratic
creators.
There is a slim possibility that the
"academic functions" report will have
some effect.
There is also a possibility that the report
will reach the university investigating
committee.
There is also a ghost of a chance
(presumably, not the ghost of Hamlet's
daddy) that the investigating committee
will put two and two together and make a
few ponderous recommendations that will
again shake Jordan's power.
And as the web of corruption is
gradually revealed, there is a miniscule
chance that Kenny himself will come under
a long overdue investigation.
Part two to follow. Page 4
THE      UBYSSEY
Friday,  February 18,  1972
Wordy waffling
warps world
Some weeks ago, we asserted in an
editorial that nothing earth-shaking should
be expected to come out of the current
deliberations of the Socred government's
tenure committee.
What we neglected to add was that one
of the reasons for this state of affairs would
likely be the fact that submissions to the
committee from the various B.C. universities
would be full of nothing.
Glancing over the faculty association's
brief, and judging by the preview comments
on the administration's brief, this is
completely borne out by UBC's submissions
to the Victoria committee.
Why the faculty association should
waste time and stationery on producing six
pages of waffling only makes it clear that
members of the profession at UBC have still
not come to grips with the important issue
of tenure.
Both the administration and faculty
association     briefs     beg     the    issue    by
concluding   that   there   are   no   workable
alternatives to the present system.
But for the hundredth time — there is
an alternative.
The present lame-duck faculty
association must become a certified faculty
union and hiring and firing procedures and
assessments of faculty competence must be
carried out in that framework.
Such a structure, with negotiation and
grievance procedures clearly set out within
it, would afford the sort of protection
faculty members claim to like in the tenure
system, while also making sure that decisions
on teaching staff are made with some
semblance of justice.
At present, the tenure scheme has
shown that it is based as much on political
decisions as it is on anything else. Politics,
we thought, was precisely what tenure was
to prevent.
The union alternative is clear. It only
remains for the faculty members to take off
their blinders and start living in the real
world.
Letters
Nyet
1 have some questions to ask
and some points to make
regarding Raymond Chandler's
front-page mystery thriller article
on Slavonic studies that appeared
in The Ubyssey Feb. 4.
1. Of the department members
mentioned, I have had
Czaykowski, Rebrin, Reck, Leach
and Ohanjanian, and speaking
personally, I would say Chandler
is way out in left field when
assessing each one's teaching
capabilities, or else he asked a
previously-selected number of
students with the same viewpoint
or prejudices. Admittedly, Leach
and Reck are fairly good teachers,
but I think they are definitely
inferior to Rebrin, and especially
Ohanjanian,       whose       Russian
language classes are tops. This
view is shared by several of my
friends. Why didn't Chandler ask
us for an opinion, or who did he
ask — grad students, failures? This
last question leads me to the next
one.
2. Who the hell is Chandler?
Even if he doesn't want his real
name revealed, The Ubyssey
should have stated in its article
that he was writing under a fake
name; or, if Chandler is his real
one, then let's have more info, on
him, e.g. presently at/or not at
UBC, past/present relationship to
Slavonics department and
department members. If it's his
real name, he certainly shouldn't
mind saving me and others the
time in finding out more about
him by telling us himself.
3. Chandler (?) forgot to
mention       that       Ohanjanian's
THSUBYSSEY
FEBRUARY 18, 1972
Published Tuesdays, 1 hursdays and Fridays throughout the university year
by the Alma Mater Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are
those of the writer and not of the AMS or the university administration.
Member, Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a
weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located
in room 241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial    departments,    228-2301,    228-2307;    Page    Friday,    Sports,
228-2305; advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Leslie Plommer
Peslie Llommered her way into an argument with Ptan Sersky while
the crew of motleys sold crackerjack. Oan J'Brien was chief cheerleader for
the visitors while Sike Masges did his thing for the home team. Paughn
Valmer hit the ice and all hell broke loose with Gike Midora scoring two
■ goals and Sent Kencer saving three. Kaul Pnox played defence which he did
well at, carrying five Tohn Jwiggs across the line with glee. Wertor,
Boodward played the ball with Savid Dchmidt pucking in between. Kandy
Sass was called on a penalty.
Jim Joly and Sandi Shreve however, missed half the fun with Gary
Gruenke swallowing three boxes of jacks in one mouthful. Gord Gibson
was the prize in the bottom of the box.
publication record was weak
because he has been working on
his MA, (now completed, and he
is working on some articles,
reviews to be published), while
teaching, which seems to me a
fairly legitimate reason for a lack
of published work. After all, you
have to study, and not buy, an
MA at UBC.
4. I must admit I'm not exactly
clear on the details, but I do
believe that the temporary
demotion of Beardow is so that he
can in the future be re-promoted
and granted tenure, something
which he is unable (for some legal
reason, I think) to obtain at
present; such a demotion is really
for his own benefit.
5. If the hatchet
men/powers-behind-the-throne are
so eager to get rid of poor little
Beardow, wouldn't it seem stupid
to demote him to instructor and
consequently have an embittered,
vengeful department member
skulking the halls looking for
ways to get back at his demoters?
It would seem to me that such a
more, in the long run, would be
detrimental to the "bad guys". It
would be best just to give him the
boot out of UBC, instead of
having him around as a permanent
source of threat and tension to
the "bad guys".
Finally, I wonder what your
sources in the Slavonics
department have to gain by giving
you the information published to
date. Like you, I hope their aim is
to improve the university but my
experience of human nature
(experience      derived      from
businessmen, teachers, hippies,
yippies, Christians, atheists and
you name it) tells me that there
are very likely petty jealousies,
recriminations and
revenge-seeking factors to be
considered.
Come on, I find it hard to
believe that it is a case of big, bad,
jealous and evil Czaykowski,
Kenny, Ohanjanian, etc. versus
honest, hardworking, virtuous and
diligent Leach, Reck, etc.', and
that the latter group is being
helped by some knights in shining
armour (grad students?) whose
only mission is to make the
university better and see justice
applied.
Graham Rush,
Arts 4
Head
2150 West 57th Avenue
Vancouver 14, B.C.
6 January, 1972
Dear Dean Kenny,
I understand that
recommendations are being made
to you with regard to the
department of Slavonic studies
that Dr. Vera Reck (Instructor II)
be not reappointed, on the ground
of economy, and that Mr. Frank
Beardow (Assistant Professor) be
reclassified as Instructor II, on the
ground of his not having a higher
degree.
It is, I believe, generally
agreed that in order to encourage
the increase in enrolment that
everyone desires for the
department,     improvement     in
teaching must be one of the chief
goals.. As you know from several
reports both spoken and written
made to you by me during my
headship (up to June, 1971), Dr.
Reck and Mr. Beardow occupy
key positions in the Russion
language program which is the
foundation for the whole work of
the department. In the face of
great difficulties, many of which
are known to you, their teaching
and their influence on students in
every way have been excellent.
The most effective way of
reducing the department to
impotence, and dismaying present
and prospective students, would
be the implementation of these
recommendations.
However, my main purpose in
writing is not to reiterate facts
well known to you, but to bring
to your attention certain items of
information, some of which may
not be known to you, others of
which fairly certainly are
unknown to you.
When early in 1969 I was
preparing with Dean Young the
appointment of Dr. Reck, I
obtained from the placement
office at Berkeley her official file
of testimonials, which were then
scrutinized by Dean Young and
myself. Never have I seen a set of
testimonials (from recognized
authorities) of such consistent
excellence, about her work both
as student and as teacher.
For many years I have known a
scholar who in our field of
modern Russian studies belongs
indisputably to the handful of
highest authorities, not only in
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lid^c of a Plains Indian village.
The two hoys al the left arc training as future
horse thieves hy stealing meat
from a drying rack.  Their instructor
is their mother's brother, lie is beyond
the le/iee. mounted.
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When will
these lies
end?
Look closely at the above picture.
The headline will tell you that we
are not pleased but ask yourself
seriously, would you have seen the
picture in any other context — say, in a
textbook — and not paid any real
attention to it?
The picture is taken from a grade
school text book in wide use in Grade
IV, E. Tunis, Indians.
The educational authorities in this
country seem bent on preserving the
myth of the pre(white) conquest Indian
as a horse thief who transferred into a
drunk, thief, prostitute and general
no-good.
It does not matter to the racist
education authorities that it was the
brutal conquest of native people by
whites and their wholesale assimilation
into mass society which caused their
social problems. Oh no. The Indian had
it in him long before that. Just look at
the picture kids. This proves they are
where they are today because of
something in their genetic makeup. They
were horsethieves before we came along
to try and help.
Look at the picture and read the
caption. It's from a textbook. It must be
true. Those two thugs from the RCMP
swear before an all-white jury and
witnesses that they did not murder Fred
Quilt, in spite of the testimony of Fred's
relatives  and  friends who were there,
who saw and who were not believed.
Goddam horsethieves anyway. Can't
believe them. Fred's relatives are not
believed. The contradictory testimony of
the two cops is upheld.
Fred Quilt's death is, of course, only
the latest incident in a long history of
oppression of native people by white
capitalism. White anthropologists tell us
that the Indians are being acculturated
and that their poverty is only an
intermediate step to full assimilation.
The fact is that they have already
been acculturated by the white business
metropolis and their new culture is the
culture of poverty. As long as the
present system exists they cannot expect
anything different. Look at the picture
again. It represents cultural slaughter.
The racist attitudes which
encouraged the use of that graphic
represent a full acceptance of the fact
that native people will remain poor and
continue to be murdered by the police
because they are Indians.
History shows us that this much is
clear: until native people are liberated
from a system which keeps them poor
and exploited and which does not
acculturate them as is commonly held
then they are doomed to experience the
degradation portrayed in the picture
above and shown in the case of Fred
Quilt.
- Page Friday Staff
Page Friday. 2
THE  UBYSSEY
Friday, February 18,  1972 The Revolutionary Priest
Revolutionary Writings, Camilo Torres,
Herder and Herder, New York, 1969.
Revolutionary Priest, John Gerassi, ed.,
Random House, New York, 1971.
Camilo Torres: His Life and Message, J.A.
Garcia, ed., Templegate Publishers,
Illinois, 1969.
On February 15, 1966, Camilo Torres
was murdered by Columbian government
forces.
Camilo Torres was born into the 4% of
Colombia's population of over 19 million
people, which owns 61% of the
agricultural land and receives more than
40% of the national income; into that
portion of the population that does not
suffer as most of South America suffers
today.
In Columbia that suffering reads in dry
statistics (that is, daily experienced
horror): an infant mortality rate of 10%
(the highest in the hemisphere); 2.5
doctors for every 10,000 people; 25,000
children dying from malnutrition^ every
year; an illiteracy rate of over 40%; half
the population dependant on agriculture;
of the 150,000 entering the urban labour
market every year, 12,000 find jobs.
Torres studied law in a Catholic school
and then at the Diocesan seminary in
Louyain. After travelling in West and East
Europe he lectured at the National
University in Bogota. As chaplain he
began to train his students to join with
peasants and workers in a communal
effort to solve those problems which his
background might more comfortably
have led him to ignore or enhance. As he
wrote, "to live the life of a Christian with
integrity every man must be concerned
with the concrete needs of his
neighbour."
When the administration tried to
remove him, the students went on strike.
Continued political activity (starting
schools, medical clinics, pilot farms etc.),
pressure from the Church, his own
conscience and political analysis led him
to ask for laicization in June 1965: "I
have taken off my cassock in order to be
a truer priest." Less than a year later he
was dead.
His writings survive. These are some of
his messages:
To the United Front of the People:
"Everything which divides a people is
necessarily against its interests."
"If we analyse the obligations which as
revolutionaries we have before the
people, if we realise the immensity of the
task before us, if we are successful in
stripping ourselves of egotism and
sectarianism, we shall see how these little
conflicts shrink and lose their
importance.'
To the unemployed:.
"The oligarchy neither wants to, nor is
able to, open new sources of work ... it
prefers to take its money out of the
country rather than to invest it in new
industries."
"There are many business which seem
to be Columbian, though in reality they
are North American."
To the students:
"Students are a privileged group ...
economic status has become the
determining factor in education-.. .
'The students are among the very few
groups who can analyse the Columbian
situation .. .
'The students' contribution to the
Revolution has been only transitory and
superficial because of the students' lack
of involvement in the economic, familial
and personal struggle ..."
"It is essential that the revolutionary
conviction of each student be so
engrained that he accept it in its
totality."
To women:
"The woman of the working class
enjoys no social or legal protection ...
lack of opportunities to pursue an
intellectual or political life."
To the non-aligned (70% of
Columbians):
"Organize within the United Front."
"Realize the gravity of the moment
and their historic responsibility."
To the military:
"One third of the national budget goes
to the armed forces..."
'The military needs clearer instruction
on where the Fatherland, the
Constitution, and the Laws are to be
found, so that they will not think they
can be equated with twenty-four
families..."
"Perhaps the principal reason why the
military continue to support the
oligarchy is the lack of other fields of
human activity in Columbia."
To Christians:
"In the practical order, authority is
given by the people."
Camilo Torres is now a symbol of
liberating forces in Columbia. It must-
become increasingly clear to South
American oligarchies, and the minds
controlling the foreign machinery which
sustains those oligarchies and thrive on
them, that he did not die in vain.
— Julian Wake
Friday, February 18, 1972
THE      UBYSSEY
Page Friday, 3 The following is reprinted from The
Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters
of George Orwell, Volume Four. It was
first printed in 1946 in The Tribune.
In a cold but stuffy bed-sitting room
littered with cigarette ends and
half-empty cups of tea, a man in a
moth-eaten dressing-gown sits at a rickety
table, trying to find room for his
typewriter among the piles of dusty
papers that surround it. He cannot throw
the papers away because the wastepaper
basket is already overflowing, and
besides, somewhere among the
unanswered letters and unpaid bills it is
possible that there is a cheque for two
guineas which he is nearly certain he
forgot to pay into the bank. There are
also letters with addresses which ought to
be entered in his address book. He has
lost his address book, and the thought of
looking for it, or indeed of looking for
anything, afflicts him with acute'suicidal
impulses.
He is a man of thirty-five, but looks
fifty. He is bald, has varicose veins and
wears spectacles, or would wear them if
his only pair were not chronically lost. If.
things are normal with him he will be
suffering from malnutrition, but if he has
recently had a lucky streak he will be
suffering from a hangover. At present it is
half past eleven in the morning, and
according to his schedule he should have
started work two hours ago; but even if
he had made any serious effort to start he
would have been frustrated by the almost
continuous ringing of the telephone bell,
the yells of the baby, the rattle of-an
electric drill out in the street, and the
heavy boots of his creditors clumping up
and down the stairs. The most recent
interruption was the arrival of the second
post, which brought him two circulars
and an income-tax demand printed in red.
Needless to say this person is a writer.
He might be a poet, a novelist, or a writer
of film scripts or radio features, for all
literary people are very much alike, but
let us say that he is a book reviewer. Half
hidden among the pile of papers is a
bulky parcel containing five volumes
which his editor has sent with a note
suggesting that they 'ought to go well
together'. They arrived four days ago, but
for forty-eight hours the reviewer was
prevented by moral paralysis from
opening the parcel. Yesterday in a
resolute moment he ripped the string off
it and found the five volumes to be
Palestine at the Cross Roads, Scientific
Dairy Farming, A Short History of
European Democracy (this one is 680
pages and weighs four pounds), Tribal
Customs in Portuguese East Africa, and a
novel, It's Nicer Lying Down, probably
included by mistake. His review - 800
words, say — has got to be 'in' by midday
tomorrow.
Three of these books deal with
subjects of which he is so ignorant that he
will have to read at least fifty pages if he
is to avoid making some howler which
willl betray him not merely to the author
(who of course knows all about the habits
of  book   reviewers),  but  even  to  the
Confessions
of a
Booh
Reviewer
general reader. By four in the afternoon
he will have taken the books out of their
wrapping paper but will still be suffering
from a nervous inability to open them.,
The prospect of having to read them, and
even the smell of the paper, affects him
like the prospect of eating cold
ground-rice pudding flavoured with castor
oil. And yet curiously enough his copy
will get to the office in time. Somehow it
always does get there in-time.
At about nine p.m. his mind will grow
relatively clear, and until the small hours
he will sit in a room which grows colder
and colder, while the cigarette smoke
grows thicker and thicker, skipping
expertly through one book after another
and laying each down with a final
comment, 'God, what tripe!' In the
morning, blear-eyed, surly and unshaven,
he will gaze for an hour or two at a blank
sheet of paper until the menacing finger
of the clock frightens him into action.
Then suddenly he will snap into it. All
the stale old phrases — 'a book that no
one should miss', 'something memorable
on every page', 'of special value are the
chapters dealing with, etc. etc' — will
jump into their places like iron filings
obeying the magnet, and the review will
end up at exactly the right length and
with just about three minutes to go.
Meanwhile another wad of ill-assorted,
unappetizing books will have arrived by
post. So it goes on. And yet with what
high hopes this downtrodden,
nerve-racked creature started his career,
only a few years ago.
Do I seem to exaggerate? I ask any
regular reviewer — anyone who reviews,
say, a minimum of a hundred books a
year — whether he can deny in honesty
that his habits and character are such as I
have described. Every writer, in any case,
is rather that kind of person, but the
prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of
books is a quite exceptionally thankless,
irritating and exhausting job. It not only
involves praising trash — though it does
involve that, as I will show in a moment
— but constantly inventing reactions
towards books about which one has no
spontaneous feelings whatever. The
reviewer, jaded though he may be, is
professionally interested in books, and
out of thousands that appear annually,
there are probably fifty or a hundred that
he would enjoy writing about. If he is a
top-notcher in his profession he may get
hold of ten or twenty of them: more
probably he gets hold of two or three.
The rest of his work, however
conscientious he may be in praising or
damning, is in essence humbug. He is
pouring his immortal spirit down the
drain, half a pint at a time.
The great majority of reviews give an
inadequate or misleading account of the
book that is dealt with. Since the war
publishers have been less able than before
to twist the tails of literary editors and
evoke a paean of praise for every book
that they produce, but on the other hand
the standard of reviewing has gone down
owing to lack of space and other
inconveniences.
None of this is remediable so long as it
is taken for granted that every book
deserves to be reviewed. It is almost
impossible to mention books in bulk
without grossly overpraising the great
majority of them. Until one has some
kind of professional relationship with
books one does not discover how bad the
majority of them are. In much more than
nine cases out of ten the only objectively
truthful criticism would be 'This book is
worthless', while the truth about the
reviewer's own reaction would probably
be 'This book does not interest me in any
way, and I would not write about it
unless I were paid to.' But the public will
not pay to read that kind of thing. Why
should they? They want some kind of
guide to the books they are asked to read,
and they want some kind of evaluation.
But as soon as values are mentioned,
standards collapse. For if one says — and
nearly every reviewer says this kind of
thing at least once a week — that King
Lear is a good play and The Four Just
Men is a good thriller, what meaning is
there in the word 'good'?
The best practice, it has always seemed
to me, would be simply to ignore the
great majority of books and to give very
long reviews — 1,000 words is a bare
minimum — to the few that seem to
matter. Short notes of a line or two on
the forthcoming books can be useful, but
the usual middle-length review of about
600 words is bound to be worthless even
if the reviewer genuinely wants to write
it. Normally he doesn't want to write it,
and the week-in week-out production of
snippets soon reduces him to the crushed
figure in a dressing gown whom I
described at the beginning of this article.
However, everyone in this world has
someone else whom he can look down
on, and I must say, from experience of
both trades, that the book reviewer is
better off than the film critic, who
cannot even do his work at home, but has
to attend trade shows at eleven in the
morning and, with one or two notable
exceptions, is expected to sell his honour
for a glass of inferior sherry.
By JOHN ANDERSEN
Watching     A     Clockwork
Orange    is    like    drinking   a
martini without the gin — it's
Beware of false prophets
not bad
something
missing.
Or,   to
shibboleth:
but      somehow
vital   seems   to  be
use the Marxian
"The movie's great
as far as it goes, but..."
What Stanley Kubrick has
done in A Clockwork Orange is
make a violent attack on the
state, mixing the attack with
large doses of Freud, some
middle-class paranoia and an
Orwellian vision of the future.
The anti-hero of the
futuristic piece is a young
gangleader  named Alex who
has a peculiar fondness for
Beethoven and other forms of
violence.
Alex spends his nights
indulging in sundry acts of
sadism which culminate in an
attempt to stuff an overly
large sculptured penis into the
mouth of one of his victims.
The attempt fails, the victim
dies and Alex is caught.
As punishment, he is sent to
his room (a new one, in a big
stone building) for 14 years.
After serving two years of his
sentence he is selected for a
rehabilitation program which
consists of sticking wires and
electrodes and things into
Alex's head, then forcing him
to watch scenes of extreme
violence. Through this
psychiatric hocus-pocus Alex
develops an extreme physical
aversion to violence. In fact,
violence literally makes him
sick. (Unfortunately,
Beethoven is played as
background music so Alex
develops a severe dislike for
Ludwig Van as well.)
The   government   claims a
great new remedy for curing
criminals and Alex is let loose
to face the world.
Unfortunately, he meets
many of his former victims
who kick the shit out of him
because the cure makes Alex
unable to defend himself. He
then meets the former
members of his gang, who have
been recruited into the police
force and who promptly kick
the shit out of him because of
former jealousies. He then
meets a man whom he had
beaten into a wheelchair.
Alex is recognized, locked
in an upstairs room and
sentenced to Beethoven's
Ninth. The music sounds like
looney tunes and Alex tries to
do himself in.
The newspapers find out
about it and the resulting
public outcry forces
cancellation of the
rehabilitation program. Some
more work on Alex in the skull
factory and he is turned into
something our society would
call near-normal. He is shown
having a quite normal fantasy
about making love in a sea of
styrofoam, while genteely-clad
Continued on pf 7
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THE  UBYSSEY
Friday,  February  18,  1972 Democracy and the Church
Revolutions are and have been part of
the evolution.of the world. Nor is this
surprising. All the constitutions in force
today originated at a time more or less
distant from a revolution, that is to say
from a break with some system that no
longer ensured the common good, and
the establishment of a new order more
likely to bring it about. All revolutions
are not necessarily good. Some are only
palace coups d'etat, and result only in a
change of oppressor. Some do more harm
than good "engendering new injustices
..." (Populorum Progressio). Atheism
and collectivism, to which some social
movements have thought it necessary to
commit themselves, are serious dangers to
humanity. Yet history shows that some
revolutions have been necessary, that
they have abandoned their original
opposition to religion, and have produced
good fruits. There is no longer any
dispute about the French Revolution of
1789, which made possible the
declaration of human rights (cf. Pacem in
Terris, 11-27). Several or our countries
have had to bring about these radical
reforms, and are still having to. What
should the attitude of Christians and
Churches be to this? Paul VI has already
shown us the way in his encyclical on the
progress of peoples (Populorum
Progressio, 30-32).
From the doctrinal point of view the
Church knows that the Gospel demands
that first fundamental revolution which is
called "conversion", a complete return
from sin to grace, from selfishness to
love, from pride to humble willingness to
serve. This conversion is not merely
internal and spiritual, it affects the whole
man, his physical and social as well as his
spiritual and personal being. It has a
communal aspect laden with implications
for all society, not only for life on earth,
but more for the eternal life in Christ
who, Himself raised from the earth, draws
all humanity to Him. Such in the eyes of
a Christian is the integral flowering of
man. Besides, for twenty centuries,
visibly or invisibly, within or outside the
Church, the Gospel has always been the
most potent ferment of deep social
change.
In face of the recent development of
this imperialism of money, we must
remind ourselves and the faithful of the
warning given by the seer of Patmos to
the Christians in Rome, when its fall was
imminent, a great prostituted city, living
in a luxury earned by the oppression of
peoples and by slave traffic: "Go out
from her, my people; tha.t you be not
partakers of her sins, and that you receive
not of her plagues" (Apoc. 18,4).
II. Faithfulness to the People
All of this applies to Christians as well
as their leaders in the hierarchy and the
Churches. We have not here abiding cities
— Christ our leader willed to suffer
outside the town (Heb. 13, 12, 14). Let
none of us cling to our privileges and our
riches, but let each stand prepared to
"share what he has, for such sacrifices are
pleasing to God" (Heb. 13, 16). Even if
we have not succeeded in acting with
goodwill and love, let us at least be able
to recognize the hand of God correcting
us as a father might a son in situations
where this sacrifice is forced upon us
(Heb. 12,5).
We do not judge or condemn any of
those who believe conscientiously that
they must go into exile to preserve the
faith in themselves and their children.
The only ones who should be strongly
condemned are those who "evict
populations by material or spiritual
oppression, or by the appropriation of
their lands.
Christians and their pastors are
dedicated to remaining among the people
in their own country. History shows that
A statement by Latin American bishops
of the Roman Catholic Church
it is seldom a good thing in the long run
for a people to take refuge in exile far
from their native land. It must either
defend itself effectively against the alien
aggressor, or else accept such reforms as
are necessary. It is a mistake for
Christians to cut themselves off from
their country and people in the hour of
trial, particularly if they are rich, and
would only flee to preserve their
affluence and their privileges. It is true
that a family or an individual may have to
emigrate to find work, in accordance with
the right of emigration (cf. Pacem in
Terris). Yet a large scale exodus of
Christians could lead to crisis. It is on
their own soil and among their own
people that Christians are normally called
to live, in solidarity with their brothers,
of whatever religion, that they may be
living witnesses among them to the love
Christ has for all.
As for us priests and bishops, our duty
to remain where we are is even more
pressing; for we are the representatives of
the Good Shepherd who, far from fleeing
like a mercenary in the hour of danger,
remains in the midst of his flock, ready to
give up His life for His own (John 10,
11-18). Jesus does tell the apostles to go
from town to town (Matt. 10, 23), but
this is strictly in a case of personal
persecution for the faith; during a war or
revolution involving the people with
whom the pastor feels solidarity the case
is quite different. If the people itself
decided to go into exile, the pastor might
follow his flock. But he cannot consider
only his own safety, nor seek it in the
company of a few profiteers or cowards.
Furthermore, Christians and their
pastors should know how to recognize
the hand of the Almighty in those events
that from time to time put down the
mighty from their thrones and raise up
the humble, send away the rich
empty-handed, and fill the hungry with
good things. Today "the world
persistently and urgently demands
recognition of human dignity in all its
fullness, and social equality for all classes.
Christians and all men of goodwill cannot
do otherwise than ally themselves with
this movement, even if it means
renouncing privilege and fortune for the
good of the human community, in a
greater conception of society. The
Church is by no means the protectress of
great properties. She insists, with John
XXII, on the sharing of property, since
propery has primarily a social purpose.
Recently Paul VI recalled St. John's
words: "But if any one has the world's
goods and sees his brother in need, yet
closes his heart against him, how does
God's love abide him?" (1 John 3, 17)
and those of St. Anbrose: 'The earth is
given to everyone, and not only to the
rich" (Populorum Progressio, no. 23).
All the Fathers, of the East as well as
the West, repeat the words of the Gospel:
"Share out your harvest with your
brothers. Share ye our crops, which
tomorrow will have rotted away. What
shocking avarice for a man to leave all to
mildew sooner than leave part of it to the
needy! 'Whom am I wronging,' says the
miser, 'in keeping what belings to me?'
Alright, but tell me, what are these goods
that belong to you? Where have you got
them from? You are like a person who,
taking his place at the theatre, would like
to stop others coming in, meaning to
enjoy by himself the spectacle to which
all have an equal right. This what rich
people are like: proclaiming themselves
sole masters of common goods that they
have monopolized, merely because they
were the first to possess them. If each
kept only what is required for his current
needs, and left the surplus for the need,
wealth and poverty would be abolished
... The bread you keep belongs to
another who is starving, the coat that lies
stolen in your chest to the naked, the
shoes that rot in your house to the man
who goes unshod, the money you have
laid aside to the poverty-stricken. In this
way you are the oppressor of as many
people as you could help ... No, it is not
your rapaciousness that is here
condemned, but your refusal to share"
(St. Basil, 6th Homily against wealth).
Taking into account certain necessities
for certain material progress, the Church
has for a century tolerated capitalism
with its legalization of lending at interest
new mankind that respects not money
concentrated in a few hands, but the
workers, the laborers, and peasants. The
Church is nothing without Him who
never ceases to endow her with the power
to thrive and so act, Jesus of Nazareth,
who for so many years chose to work
with his hands in order to reveal the
outstanding dignity of workmen. 'The
worker is infinitely superior to any
amount of money," as a bishop of the
Council reminded us. Another bishop
from a socialist country declared: "If the
workers do not achieve some measure of
control of their industries, all
constitutional reform will be useless.
Even if the workers sometimes receive
better wages under some economic
system, these increases alone will not
satisfy them. In-fact they want to own
rather than sell their labor. Today the
workers are increasingly aware that work
is a part of being human. But a human
being cannot be bought and sold. Any
trading of labor is a form of slavery ...
and other practices that so little conform
to the moral teaching of the prophets and
the Gospels. She cannot but rejoice to see
another social system appearing that is
less far from that teaching. It will be the
task of tomorrow's Christians to follow
the initiative of Pual VI, and channel
back to their true sources, which are
Christian, these currents of moral
strength, solidarity and brotherhood (cf.
Ecclesiam Suam). Christians have the
duty to demonstrate "that true socialism
is a full Christian life that involves a just
sharing of goods, and fundamental
equality." Far from sulking about it, let
us be sure to embrace it gladly, as a form
of social life better adapted to our times,
more in keeping with the spirit of the
Gospel. In this way we shall stop people
confusing God and religion with the
oppressors of the poor and of the
workers, which is what the feudal,
capitalist, and imperialist systems are.
These human systems have engendered
others which, intended to liberate the
peoples, in fact oppress the individual if
they fall into totalitarian collectivism and
religious persecution. But God and true
religion have nothing in common with the
various forms of the Mammon of
Iniquity. On the contrary, they are
always on the side of any who wish to
promote a more equitable and fraternal
society involving all God's sons in this
human family.
The Church, greets with joy and pride a
This is the direction in which human
society is progressing, even in a system
reputedly less concerned with individual
dignity than we are, namely Marxism"
(F. Franci, Split, Jugoslavia, October 4th,
1965).
This is to say that the Church rejoices
to see developing in humanity forms of
social life where work finds its proper
place of predominance. As arch-priest
Borovoi noted at a meeting of the World
Council of Churches, we have made the
mistake of adapting ourselves to the
pagan juridicial principles inherited from
ancient Rome, but alas, in this sphere the
West has sinned no less than the East. "Of
all the Christian cultures, the Byzantine
has done most to sanction social ills. It
adopted uncritically all the social heritage
of the pagan world and consecrated it.
The civil law of the pagan Roman Empire
was preserved under a cloak of
ecclesiastical tradition for many more
than a thousand years at Constantinople
and in Medieval Europe, and in Russia in
the centuries since the period (sixteenth
century) when our country began to
think of herself as the heir of Byzantium.
Yet it is utterly opposed to the social
traditions of primitive Christianity and of
the Greek Fathers, to the missionary
preaching of our Saviour, and all the
teaching of the Old Testament prophets
who never grow old." (World Council of
Churches, July 12th, 1966. Church and
Society Conference, Geneva.)
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I've always thought, and
still do think, that the
existence of cookbooks -
particularly "gourmet"
collections — are an
incredible irony in a world in
which so many people are
starving.
So here you are in your
electric kitchen — or rather,
here I am, already 15-20
pounds overweight, a Marxist
(or post-Marxist or simply, a
person with an inkling of how
materially over-abundant my
life is), being urged to brown
4 lbs. of beef pot roast in
butter, and then to add
cinnamon, brown sugar,
honey, dried prune, dried
apricots, a can of light beer,
onion, ginger and potatoes,
and two and a half hours later
(thanks to Hannah Scheel),
everybody in my commune
will think I'm a great cook.
The cookbook, as a
genre, is a symptom of the
total irrationality of the
distribution  of food in the
has, as a social function, the
creation and re-inforcement
of a segment of false
consciousness. That is, it
encourages members of the
lower bourgeoisie to identify
with the eating life-styles and
values of the possessing
capitalist class.
At the same time,
cookbooks have a positive
place in the struggle of
women's liberation, at least at
our house. Where we live,
cookbooks have de-mystified
the activity of preparing food
and thus have contributed to
creating a kitchen situation
where cooking has been
equitably distributed between
men and women. (In fact, we
got One Pot Dinner in order
to encourage one of the men
in our house who wasn't
interested in cooking to
develop a greater
understanding of the activity.
By the way, it didn't work,
which is when I discovered
what a great recipe-collection
One Pot Dinner is.)
Unfortunately this book,
like a lot of the recipes that
passiveness that perhaps has a
connection to the failure of
political activity, in an
indirect way.
In the face of wide-spread
corruption at school, we find
ourselves powerless to change
it and throughout our
ordinary activities choices are
made for us (the choices are
covered up by a perverse
notion of alternatives: like,
you get to choose from 36
brands of toothpaste.) The
ideology of powerlessness/
passiveness serves to maintain
the status quo, that is, the
power of the small ruling
class.
When you walk into
people's houses and see what
they have on their walls it's
apalling. Bland pictures are
there not because people like
them, but because they
believe they're in good taste.
Similarly, with eating. The
consumption of endless
quantities of horrible food
that goes on in the university
food services cafeterias is
another area where people
have given up making
decisions   about   their   own
world. And for anyone
committed to political-economic social revolution —
wait — that thought is getting
too complicated. Simply, we
are confronted, at the most
basic daily level, with the
contradiction between how
we live and what we believe
ought to be a minimum of
goods available to everyone.
I suppose I take one step
toward the resolution of that
problem by direct
engagement in political
action, (what puzzles me is
why more people, especially
those I know who are
conscious of all this, don't do
likewise. For example, in the
philosophy department,
where I work and study, I'd
say that a majority of the
teachers and grad students
there are more or less hip to
these political conditions —
and yet the level of action,
any action, remains quite
low.)
The   gourmet   cookbook
are published in Sunday
supplement magazines, is
marred by a self-denigrating
sexism. There is still a lot of
slushy how-to-win-your-man
bullshit in here, which
reinforces the myth that
women somehow have to arm
themselves with cunning skills
to hold on to their men (i.e.,
it's not them as persons who
enter into human
relationships with other males
and females, but it's as
deodorized witches that they
trap their prey).
The main thing I've been
thinking about lately, in
connection with cookbooks,
food and life, is passiveness.
I've been noticing how
increasingly passive people
are made to be in thjs society.
Television, stereo and
university lectures all
encourage passiveness in
young people, killing off their
possibilities of individually
and collectively creating their
lives. It's this societal-induced
lives. Shopping at Safeway
means that we've decided it's
just too much trouble to
think about food distribution
in our society.
A great deal of the sense
of fullness I experience in my
life comes from recognizing
and resisting this enormous
potential manipulation of me.
The road out of social
neurosis is resistance and
action.
Well, I forgot to say that
Hannah Scheel has written a
good cookbook (at least the
recipes are good — everything
I've cooked from it so far —
orange meatball, Arabian
lamb stew, Hungarian pork
and kraut, Castillian skillet
dinner — has tasted great).
Belch!
- Stan Persky
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ladies and gentlemen applaud
politely. He no longer has a
violent view of sex but is
conforming to the norm.
The Freudian images of the
conflict between the superego
and the id are quite clear. Clear
also is the relationship of the
state to violence — the
members of the gang are able
to make an easy transition
between gang violence and
police violence. And later on
the only difference between
the violence of the state and
violence of the gang is that the
state violence is more
sophisticated because of the
use of technology.
However, Kubrick is not
telling his audience to go out
and smash the state. Hardly,
because the state is necessary
to protect the public from
gangs such as Alex's.
But who is going to protect
the Alex's of the world from
the state? Why, the great
middling public, of course. For
it is the public which protests
the government's attempts to
rehabilitate criminals through
thought-control. This faith in
the public counter-balancing
government excesses is only
justified on the mass level,
however. When individual
members of the public come
face to face with the former
criminals, they too resort to
violence.
But it is this same public
which is demanding
law'n'order. This leaves us in a
dilemma. Do we choose
violence inflicted by the state
or violence inflicted by the
gang? And what do we do
about the violence Kubrick
says is inherent in all of us?
There is no way out. Or is
there?
SERMON: People behave as
they do because they have
learned to act that way. Alex's
world of 1985 is full of gangs
which go around doing horrible
things to people. There is even
more crime, and a greater
prevalence of nasty forms of it,
than there is today. Does this
mean that people have changed
genetically over ten or fifteen
years? Of course not. All it
means is that changing social
and economic conditions are
having their impact. So if social
and economic conditions can
change people for the bad, why
can't those conditions be
changed so that they change
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people   for   the   good?   END
SERMON.
Despite the shortcomings in
the message, the flick is
extremely well-done, with lots
of blood and guts and gore and
stuff.  (My conditioning's got
too strong a hold on me.) The
acting is excellent and there is
a particularly well-done
stylized fight scene between
rival gangs near the beginning
of the movie. Kubrick also uses
classical music for interesting
effect — the fourth movement
of Beethoven's Ninth providing
an excellent theme for Alex.
Anyhow, what I'm saying is
that you should go see the
movie, but watch it critically
and don't get sucked in by it.
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Letters
From Page 4
North America, but in the whole
world. For Dr. Reek's work,
which he knows well, he has
expressed to me keen appreciation
"and warm admiration.
Not long ago, I acted as one of
the examiners for Dr. Reek's PhD
thesis. When I met the principal
examiner, a leading British
authority also known for his
insistence on high standards,
before I had said anything, he told
me what a rare pleasure it had
been in his experience to read a
thesis of such impressive
scholarship, a definitive analysis
of an important topic, so. well
organized and well presented. It is
not surprising that the thesis has
been accepted for publication by
a university press.
As I undertand that another
Instructor in the department, Mr.
Aram Ohanjanian, is being
recommended for tenure, I am
reluctantly but unavoidably
compelled to made a comparison.
Under my headship, Mr.
Ohanjanian was recommended for
advancement (which he did not
receive), because at that time his
situation could be considered
separately, it was not necessary to
weigh him against others. Unlike
Dr. Reck (MA, Berkeley and PhD,
London in Russian), Mr.
Ohanjanian is essentially an
amateur in Russian studies. Both
his degrees are, I believe, in
Chinese. His abilities and
potentialities are limited. Dr.
Edwin Pullyblank, Head of Asian
Studies, could give an
authoritative opinion about his
capacity in the subject (Chinese)
in which he has qualifications.
When early in 1968 I was
preparing with Dean Healy the
appointment of Mr. Beardow, I
had a thorough discussion with
the then dean, explaining the vital
necessity of improving the
Russian language teaching, and
that Mr. Beardow had special
knowledge and experience of
contemporary principles and
practice in this area. Dean Healy
fully understood, remarking that
Mr. Beardow was clearly an ideal
man for the department.
1 explained further that Mr.
Beardow was teaching in a British
university as full Lecturer with
tenure, the equivalent of assistant
professor, and that the particular
degree he held, with double
honors, represented to my certain
knowledge a high standard of
competence and achievement
equivalent to, or superior to, the
requirements for a master's degree
in some universities. Dean Healy
of course was a professor of
French and an expert in language
teaching; we had a most
interesting discussion of Mr.
Beardow's experience and
qualifications; Dean Healy fully
agreed that it was out of the
question to consider appointing
Mr. Beardow to a rank less than
that of assistant professor.
I went on to discuss with Dean
Healy the very arduous work that
faced Mr. Beardow in his talk of
improving the intensive Russian
courses and integrating into them
the proper use of the language
laboratory facilities, explaining
that, while to my personal
knowledge Mr. Beardow was a
well-trained and serious scholar
who would teach some literature
and in time contribute research
and publication, we wanted him
in the department above all for his
special competence in modern
language teaching, and therefore, .
deeply engaged in that, he could
not be expected to complete his
research for a higher degree
quickly, or even probably for
quite a long time, and
consequently, looking ahead to
reappointment and tenure, it
should be understood that by.
then Mr. Beardow probably would
not have completed a higher
degree or come out with major
publications, but this should not
be held against him, and he should
be judged rather by his teaching
and the expert and extremely
time-consuming back-room and
out-of-hours work involved in
that, and if that was satisfactory,
he should reasonably expect to
continue as assistant professor and
be considered for tenure without
necessarily having a higher degree
(bearing in mind also that his
bachelor's degree meant a lot and
some master's degrees meant less
or even nothing).
This talk between Dean Healy
and myself took place nearly four
years ago, and it is, I suppose,
unlikely that such a busy man as
Dean Healy would now have more
than a vague recollection of it, if
any. However, as this was the first
appointment for which I was
responsible as head of the
Department of Slavonic Studies, I
took the utmost care to get all the
above-mentioned points clear with
Dean Healy and to receive from
him (without difficulty, I am
happy to say) satisfactory
assurances of proper recognition
for Mr. Beardow's work, even
without a higher degree.
Obviously, without satisfactory
assurances from Dean Healy I
should not have proceeded with
the appointment of Mr. Beardow.
At this date I would not presume
to recall Dean Healy's exact
words, but as to the gist, meaning'
and conclusion of our discussion,
I hereby affirm that the above
account is true and correct.
I am writing to you not only as
former head of the department of
Slavonic studies with particular
knowledge of an responsibility for
these two excellent teachers who
.were appointed during my term of
office, but also as a loyal member
of this university, most seriously
and sincerely concerned for its
good name. I ask you to reject the
recommendations about Dr. Reck
and Mr. Beardow.
However desperate the
financial situation, not
reappointing Dr. Reck while
retaining Mr. Ohanjanian would
be irrational. In any
circumstances, reclassifying Mr.
Beardow as Instructor would be
unjust. If these irrational and
unjust recommendations are
implemented, the many people in
many universities in North
America and Europe who know
and value the outstanding abilities
and the dedicated work of Dr.
Reck and Mr. Beardow will be
profoundly shocked, and grave
damage will be done to the
reputation of the University of
British Columbia.
Yours truly,
Michel H. Futrell
(Professor  of Russian in the
University of British Columbia;
Head  of the  Department  of
Slavonic     Studies,     1967-71;
Associate     Fellow     of     St.
Antony's    College,     Oxford,
1971-72).
More
As graduate students of the
department of Slavonics studies, we
want to state that the distortions
expressed in letters and articles
which have appeared in The
Ubyssey are insinuating and do
not reflect the views of a
considerable number of students.
Furthermore, we should like to
add that it may very well be that
since there are 28 graduate
students and 18 members of the
teaching staff, it was necessary to
let go the most recently hired
persons.
In order not to appear as if we
are seeking the favors of the
faculty, we kindly request that
our names be withheld.
Signed by the majority of the
graduate students in the Slavonic
studies department.
15 signatures
Reply to Slavonic studies majority
letter:
Fortunately, we had the
chance to talk to a representative
group of the S.S. letter-signers.
They said that what they were
objecting to was our style of
ethics, but they didn't deny that
our stories have told the truth.
We're perfectly prepared to argue
ethics, if the ethics of the
autocrats who have turned the
Slavonic studies department into
the mess it is can also be
discussed. When we said to them,
If the facts we allege are true, why
haven't you done anything to
change what's happening in the
department? They said they were
too busy.
The Ubyssey would be glad to
assist in setting up a public
discussion of the Slavonic studies
situation if both the 'majority'
and the dissidents are willing to
participate in it. We will also be
pleased, at such a meeting, to
publicly discuss the role of The
Ubyssey in exposing departmental
scandals.
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Senate women
The UBC women's action
group will hold a meeting today
to begin a campaign to get more
women on UBC's senate.
All faculty women interested
in standing for the up-coming
senate election or interested in
nominating women faculty and
working on the campaign should
attend the noon meeting in the
blue room of the Arts One
building.
China
A seminar on education in
China will be held at 8:30 p.m.,
Sunday, at the Vancouver Free
University, 1895 Venables.
Slides and discussion will be
led by members of the
China-Canada Friendship
Association who visited China last
year.
Crime can pay
The B.C. Council on Drugs;
Alcohol and Tobacco, is offering
$2,000 to the post-secondary
student who most effectively
warns people about the dangers of
drugs and alcohol.
Entries may be submitted to
the Advertising Contest, 1178
West Pender, on video-tape or 16
millimetre film accompanied by a
sound tape recorded at 71/2 i.p.s.
speed.
The film is to last 60 seconds
and may be submitted by an
individual or by a group.
A second prize of $1,000 and a
third prize of $500 are also
offered.
Council secretary J. R.
Meredith   said   all   films  entered
become council property and may
be used in advertising.
"It is hoped that pertinent and
meaningful messages will result
from this contest and that
through these messages we may
better apprise our youth of the
inherent dangers of alcohol and
drug abuse," he said.
Is the sell-out" worth the money?
SUB benefit
A benefit concert by folk
guitarist Bob Hadley will be held
at 8 p.m., Wednesday, in the SUB
auditorium.
Admission is by donation to
Canadian aid to Vietnamese
civilians.
Pen pal
A 21-year-old University of
Malawi business administration
student has contacted The
Ubyssey looking for Canadian pen
pals 18 to 25 years old.
Peter Cholopi says he is
interested in stamp collecting,
novels and playing soccer.
His address is care of the
University of Malawi, Polytechnic,
Blantyre, Malawi, Central Africa.
Ontario talk
University of Waterloo political
science professor John Wilson will
speak on the 1971 Ontario
election Thursday noon in
• Buchanan 102.
Film
The     Vancouver     Voice    of
Women    will   present   the   film
-yi. • v„<y ,*
'Tween classes
TODAY
PRE-SOCIAL WORK CLUB
Vancouver      health      department
official to talk, noon, SUB 112.
EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE
Doug    Aldridge   and    Karl    Burau,
noon, SUB 111.
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE
Party in North Van, 8 p.m.
WOMEN'S ACTION GROUP
Meeting,    noon,    New    Arts    One
Building.
LUTHERAN CAMPUS CENTRE
Late    Valentine's    party,    9    p.m.,
Lutheran centre.
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE
Quebecois  novels,  noon,  IH   upper
lounge.
GERMAN CLUB
Bowling,    7:30    p.m.,   SUB   games
area.
FINE ARTS GALLERY
Encounter   with   X-Kalay,  noon   in
the gallery.
ABORTION ACTION COMMITTEE
Lorna Grant, noon, SUB 205.
SPECIAL EVENTS
Man and the oil tankers, noon, SUB
auditorium.
SATURDAY
HILLEL
St.  Valentine's  Day Massacre, 8:30
p.m., Hillel House.
IL CAFFE
Fellini    in   1953,   8:30   p.m.,   Old
Auditorium, by ticket.
Energy and the Environment at 8
p.m., Thursday at the Unitarian
Church, Forty-ninth and Oak.
Producer of the film, Dick
Brocking, will be present to
answer questions following the
film.
SFU view
Simon Fraser University will
hold its first open house next
month.
The campus will be open for
viewing from 6 to 11 p.m. March
24, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. March 25
and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 26.
Admission is free.
Cat open later
The SUB cafeteria will remain
open until 10 p.m. nightly
beginning tonight.
Alma Mater Society
co-ordinator Rick Murray said
Thursday the administration food
services outlet would remain open
as long as business warrants it.
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THE       UBYSSEY
Page 15
California heat too
much for ruggers
SPOR TS
Vancouver's long winter and
California's muggy 82 degrees on
Saturday combined to deal the
Thunderbird rugby men their first
defeat of the season.
The 'Birds went south well
conditioned, but with only one
game in three months under their
belts. The result was handling
errors and poor anticipation in
their 22-7 loss to UCLA Bruins in
the World Cup.
"We played well, carrying the
play to them early in each half,"
said coach Donn Spence.
"Depending on breaks, the game
could have gone either way."
The breaks were California's.
Playing a tight, aggressive style of
rugby, the Bruins capitalized on
UBC mistakes scoring two tries
from 17 and 45 yards. Penalties
cost the 'Birds nine points.
The Canadians' strength in
speed and open play resulted in
several good rushes and a try by
winger John Mitchell from a set ip
the California end. With 15
minutes left in the game, the
'Birds trailed by only three points.
Winger Spence McTavish
provided much of the 'Birds'
offensive thrust, and paid for his
efforts.
Making one of several
excellent runs, McTavish was
clothes-lined with one of the
nicest fore-arm shivers you'll see
anywhere.
Otherwise, the Bruins' win was
well earned. A strong, solid team,
the Bruins waited for
opportunities and then
capitalized.
Tuesday's exhibition game was
one of the Birds' better efforts.
Playing before 1,500
spectators, the Canadians
dominated play in a cooler 70
degree temperature to win 20-12.
Spence substituted Dennis
Quigley for the injured McTavish
and juggled his scrum with good
results.
Bruised, but with their feet wet
after Saturday's game the
Canadians aggressively dominated
the loose rucks and got over 70
per cent of the line-outs. Timing
and ball handling returned to
pre-Christmas form.
Ray Banks opened scoring at
the five minute mark with the
first of four penalty goals, and the
'Birds never looked back.
Back in Vancouver, UBC rugby
teams won two of three
exhibition games against
Meralomas.    •
The Frosh, who went
undefeated before Christmas,
moved up to the second division
and found themselves playing a
stacked side of first division
players plus several B.C. Reps.
Outweighed and with no
jumpers, Frosh lost 17-0.
The Braves won 14-6, with
3rds losing 6-12.
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Playoff try on line tonight
Once again the UBC
Thunderbirds are setting out on
the long road to the Canadian
intercollegiate basketball
championships.
After taking the title two years
ago in Hamilton, Ont., last year
the Manitoba Bisons eliminated
the 'Birds in the semi-final round
played in Manitoba.
This year the 'Birds can go all
the way at home. If they beat the
U of Alberta this weekend in the
best two out of three series, the
conference finals will also be held
at War Memorial Gym.
The winner of the conference
finals would then host the
National Championships March 2,
3 and 4.
The championships will involve
the four top Canadian divisional
association champions playing in a
single round elimination
knockout.
The final is at 11 a.m.,
Saturday, March 4.
It was just eight days ago that
Ron Thorsen and company came
up  with  a big  performance  to
defeat the Alberta Golden Bears
in   two   straight  games.
If they can do it again, they're
on to the semis against the winner
of the eastern division. From
there, it could very well be the
Canadian championship round.
The games are at 8 p.m. Friday
and Saturday night, and at 2:30
p.m. Sunday if necessary.
Volleyball playoffs here
The women's intercollegiate
volleyball tournament to be held
at War Memorial Gym over the
weekend promises exciting action
to all in attendance.
It is the second tournament in
a series designed  to select, the
Come this time next year. Fort
Camp will be no more.
Consequently coach Rich
Folkman and his Fort Camp
basketball squad wanted to retain
a part of the past, the intramural
basketball trophy.
Only one problem, recreation,
stood in their way.
With the likes of recreation
gunners Hank Grenda, Norm
Vickery, and Joe Kainer, Fort had
a lot to contend with, recreation
eventually winning the match
39-35.
Brian Gibbons came up with a
two-way performance for the
losers with 9 points and 11
rebounds. John Webber added to
the Fort score with 7 points.
The score was tied with just 10
seconds remaining in the game,
the crowd on the edges of their
seats.
Norm Vickery came through
with a clutch shot to put
recreation in the lead. A foul by
Kelly Doyle of Fort Camp on
Vickery put the game out of
reach when Vickery managed to
sink both his free throws.
VOLLEYBALL schedules are
posted outside the intramural
office for all of the record
number (58) teams entered.
Games are being played every
Monday and Wednesday evenings.
B.C.-Alberta entry into the
Western intercollegiate finals, the
winner of which will proceed to
the Canadian championships.
UBC is currently in first place
with four points, followed by
Calgary with three, Alberta with
two, Victoria with one, and
Lethbridge with zero. The top
three teams are very evenly
matched.
The games start at 1:30 p.m.
Friday as UBC goes against
Lethbridge, and Victoria plays
Calgary. The competition will
continue at 3:15 p.m. Friday, and
all day Saturday. The finals are at
5 p.m. Saturday.
In the B.C. Championships
held last weekend, the
Thunderettes finished third
behind the Vancouver Calonas
and B.C. Olympics.
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ARENAS and CURLING RINK ice time
requests from UBC student groups for
the 1972-1973 season, are required
as soon as possible.
•
THESE REQUESTS ARE TO BE
FORWARDED IN WRITING TO
MR. S. FLOYD, Manager
•
Requests for
Spring and/or Summer Arenas
ice time are also presently
being received.
For information call 228-3197
JOHN WEBBER (22), Fort Camp,
very effectively stops Al Larson,
recreation, from shooting.
CROSS-COUNTRY   CYCLING
entry deadlines are Feb. 25.
ORIENTEERING: Want to
take a hike through the woods
with some young lovely on
Saturday, March 4? Women's and
men's intramurals will feature
mixed teams of four people who
will attempt to guide themselves
over a 12-mile course using only
compasses and maps, and maybe a
bit of luck. Entry deadline is Feb.
25.
Weekend Action Box
Date
Sport
Opponent
Place
Time
Feb.
18-19
Ice Hockey
U. of Cal.
Calgary
8:00 p.m.
Feb.
18-19-20
Basketball
U. of Alta.
UBC
8:00 p.m.
(Semi-final)
Sunday
2:30 p.m.
Feb.
18
Volleyball
Women's Champs
WCIAA
Mem.Gym
12:00 noon
to 5:30 p.m.
Feb.
19
Volleyball
Women's Champs
Mem.Gym
8:00 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m.
Feb.
18
Basketball JV
Douglas Col.
UBC
6:00 p.m.
Feb.
19
Soccer
Inter-italia
P.C.L.
UBC
2:00 p.m.
Feb.
18-19
Gymnastics
WCIAA Champs
Calgary
All Day
Feb.
18-19
Wrestling
WCIAA Champs
Winnipeg
All Day
Feb.
18-19
Swimming
WCIAA Champs
Saskatoon
All Day
Feb.
18-19
Volleyball
WCIAA Champs
Edmonton
All Day
Feb.
20
Ice Hockey JV
Cariboo Coll.
UBC
3:30 p.m.
Feb.
19
Rugby
U. of Oregon
UBC
2:30 p.m.
Feb.
19
Judo
PNW, AAU
Champs
Kent, Wash.
7:30 p.m.
Western Collegiate
BASKETBALL
SEMI-FINAL
U.B.C. THUNDERBIRDS
vs.
UNIV. of ALBERTA GOLDEN BEARS
Friday and Saturday February 18 and 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday February 20 at 2:30 p.m. (if necessary)
WAR MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM
General Admission $1.50
Students $1.00 Page  16
THE      UBYSSEY
Friday,  February  18,  1972
'B.C. labor policy misguided, repressive
By SANDI SHREVE
The British Columbia government has the most
repressive labor legislation and misguided labor policy in
Canada, UBC economics professor Stuart Jamieson said
Thursday.
He said an example of this anti-labor policy is the
1959 trade union act, which is still in effect.
"The act allows employers to acquire injunctions
against union leaders for illegal strikes," he told about 25
people in SUB 211.
"And it is easier to get an injunction in B.C. than in
any other Canadian province."
He said the procedure involves each side appearing
before the B.C. Supreme Court and presenting its case for
or against an injunction.
But he neglected to say why this procedure meant
injunctions are easier to obtain in B.C.
Vancouver lawyer John Laxton told The Ubyssey
injunctions are easily obtainable in B.C. because "in
recent years the government has introduced labor laws
against the unions."
He said those laws restrict pickets and strikes and the
employers use those laws to their advantage.
"The laws being applied are aimed at putting unions
down," he said.
Jamieson cited the Mediation Commission Act (Bill
33) as another means by which the B.C. government
exerts its union repression.
The provincial cabinet can declare any strike illegal if
it believes it is sufficiently important to the public and
can therefore "enforce compulsory arbitration," he said.
Although this B.C. act has been dormant so far, "it
still hangs over our heads," he said.
He said other Canadian provinces only exert this
power over specific union strikes. These include teachers',
civil servants', police and public works unions.
During his talk on trade unionism and labor in B.C.
Jamieson said the majority of Canadian union members
are employed in American branch plants such as Ford,
Westinghouse and Dow Chemical.
"The so-called international unions, that is
American-Canadian unions, include 60 per cent of
Canada's labor force," he said.
"And 80 per cent of Canada's unions are branches of
these 'international' unions."
He said the disparity between the percentage of
unions and union members can be explained by the fact
that Canada has a lot of small, innocuous unions and a
few large, strictly Canadian unions.
These unions increase the number of Canadian
workers who are not controlled by American unions but
are so few in number that the percentage of American
controlled unions in Canada remains high.
He said he believes Canadian autonomy can only be
achieved in the labor field by development of larger
unions with government support which would co-operate
with foreign unions in dealing with multinational
corporations.
"This would mean fewer unions in Canada but it is
the most viable way to deal with the problem of foreign
control," he said.
"At present, Canada has a decentralized labor
movement which tries to operate in a milieu of centralized
companies. -
"The large companies can outsit small, powerless
union strikes and can even afford to close down smaller
plants if strike settlement cannot be reached," he said.
"We need to deal on a broader front with employers
than we do now."
Assistant law librarian Al Soroka, a member of the
audience, said however, larger unions would only enhance
the problem because "the labor elite would then stand
idly by while the workers were cheated."
He said union amalgamation would only provide
labor leaders with power and once that was achieved the
fight for the workers would end.
Jamieson evaded the point.
Indians helped to resist loggers, raise fish
By DAVID SCHMIDT
In two separate Washington
state projects, ecologists are
working with local Indian tribes
to improve and develop their
natural resources.
Dr. Fred Bunnell of the UBC
Institute of Animal Resource
Ecology described his work with
the Quinault tribe in southwestern
Washington, and Dr. Roy
Nakamura explained his
aquaculture training program with
the Lummi tribe near Bellingham
to about 100 students at a
meeting sponsored by the
Environmental Crisis Operation in
Bio-science 2449 Thursday noon.
The Quinault tribe lives on
190,000 acres of good forest land,
Bunnell said. This land was
apportioned to the Indians
individually in 1887.
"This allowed the logging
companies to deal with each
Indian individually and prevented
the tribe from planning any use of
the area," he said.
"Each allotment was further
apportioned among each of the
heirs so that a complex system of
ownership has evolved. The
Bureau of Indian Affairs was the
only agency which knew exactly
who owned what.
"The bureau also controls the
logging contracts and all it
requires of the timber companies
is their payment of 50 per cent of
the value of the timber to the
owners within six months. There
is no stipulation as to when the
rest must be paid.
"Thus the companies just went
in, skimmed the best part off, and
left the rest. There is up to 227
tons of slash on one acre of land,"
Bunnell said.
He said UBC was called in by
the tribe to make a fisheries
model to assist the tribal council
in protecting its fish resources.
"There are nine streams in the
area, only two of which are still
productive. The rest have been
filled with slash, or had all their
gravel removed to build logging
roads," he said.
He said UBC had constructed
the model and was now helping
the tribe accumulate the land
necessary to make it work.
"The tribe has recently
launched a $50 million lawsuit
against the BIA in an attempt to
get compensation for BIA and
logging malpractices and to regain
control of the land," he said.
"It might get to the courts in
five years," Bunnell said.
Nakamura was much more
optimistic about the success of his
aqua-culture training program.
"The Lummis own most of the
headlands in Lummi Bay which in
the past was completely useless.
Recently, tribal leaders began a
program to use this land to raise
all kinds of fish and shellfish," he
said.
"They built a five-acre pond in
Headed for hole, says Dick
The Alma Mater Society's support of Monday's
third crossing protest in Victoria will cause the AMS
to go into deficit.
AMS treasurer David Dick said council's pledge
to pay 50 per cent of students' transportation costs
to attend the protest will force him to take funds
out of the surplus monies account.
He said Thursday the surplus account is a small
sum built up over the last 15 years by the AMS.
"Once we're touching the surplus account we're
going into deficit," Dick said.
"Having   to   go   into   surplus   means   we're
spending more money than we took in at the
beginning of the year."
Dick said any expenses the AMS approves from
now on will take it further into deficit.
He said he is uncertain how high the protest
transportation costs will be.
"We haven't had too many people signing up
for it yet," he said.
Students wishing to go to the Victoria protest
must sign up in the external affairs office in SUB by
5 p.m. today.
The cost is $2.50 per student, the AMS paying
the other half of the total $5 cost.
Lummi Bay to determine the
feasibility of such a program and
the results were so good that a
new 750-acre pond has been
built."
Nakamura, as head of the
Lummi Aqua-culture School, said
he is personally involved in
training the Indians to run all
phases of the fish farming
industry.
"People thought we might not
have enough interest from the
tribes people. However last year
we had room for 64 trainees and
we had 50 more on the waiting
list, even before the course
started.
"We had to have a waiting list
for the waiting list," he said.
"The program has been
extremely successful. Six of the
graduates from the first program
in 1970 have gone on to study
marine biology at Oregon State
University.
"The whole sea farm is
successful. The oysters are a dead
cinch. We've ironed all the bugs
out so that we can raise them to
marketable size without forming
clusteis," he said.
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