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Vol. LXIII, No. 24
Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, November4,1980        °CZ>48     228-2301
— naomi yamamoto photo
STUDENT CAUGHT in torrential November rain displays one of the many idiosyncracies that affect West Coast
residents during late fall and winter monsoons. After growth of moss on ears and mushrooms between toes, student's eyeballs, through excessive absorption of moisture, sprouted from sockets. Expression of surprise may be
long-term as next forecast appearance of sun is sometime after final exams in late April.
EUS charges investigated
Progress is being made, albeit
slowly, on charges filed with the
B.C. human rights commission
against the engineering undergraduate society.
The complaint, filed in February,
cited a number of discriminatory
activities of the EUS which would
discourage women from becoming
engineering students, including:
• publication of a regular
newsletter (the Red Rag) which contains violent anti-women fantasies
and pornography;
• violent demonstrations, such
as the mob activities associated with
engineering week, a time during
which women students' offices have
been broken and destroyed; and,
• intimidation, libel and harassment in the EUS newsletter of
women who have spoken out
against engineering students' activities.
Although the complaint was filed
nine months ago, human rights officer Janet Sprout was not appointed to the case until July and
could not start her investigation until September when students returned to UBC.
"Sprout has been very thorough
in   her   approach,"   said   Marlea
Haugen, Alma Mater Society vice-
president and an EUS executive
"There's a lot of respect for her
in engineering. If anyone can get
anything done, she will."
Members   of   the   AMS,   the
women's office, the EUS and the
human rights commission, would
not comment on the case, but
Haugen said she was concerned
about the publicity surrounding the
Reps vote own $
committee of the University of
Manitoba student union noticed
that arts representatives on
council did not get honoraria as
did their fellow representatives.
In the name of fairness and
equality, the bylaw review committee recommended arts
representatives be given
honoraria of $100 a month. This
would mean other members of
the council would have their
honoraria cut by up to 50 per
The problem is, six of the
eight committee members are
also arts representatives on student council.
Mary Cunnin, who chairs the
bylaw committee and is an arts
representative on council, said
she saw no conflict of interest.
Councillor Gord Orlikow was
the only committee member to
oppose the plan, saying student
government positions should be
held on a voluntary basis.
"The only thing they have to
do is show up once a month for
meetings," he said.
The proposed change will go
before the UMSU council next
month. Committee member
Glen Jones defended the proposal as correcting the present
"imbalance" in honoraria.
"I don't like the idea of a phys
ed rep or somebody getting
money when we don't," he said.
"It's not that I'm greedy — it's
just a moral thing."
AMS soft en
tuition hike
The Alma Mater Society plans to "raise a few eyebrows" at the board of
governors meeting today at 2 p.m. when it presents its report against the
proposed 13 per cent fee hike.
But the AMS is not opposing fee increases at UBC, it is just saying 13 per
cent is too much for this year, said AMS president Bruce Armstrong.
"We should work with the board rather than against them-(in dealing
with tuition increases)," Armstrong said.
"The board dismissed AMS claims in the past for fees to remain constant. But they'll give a more reasonable view on Tuesday because we are
only asking that there should be an upper limit attached to tuition fee increases."
A second, more detailed report, has been prepared outlining the AMS
position on the fee hike, and includes 13 pages of statistics, Armstrong
The reports will be presented at 3 p.m. and could be presented during the
closed session of the meeting. But Armstrong said he is not concerned. "It
won't make any difference," he said. "We're not relying on the effect of
students in the room, we're relying on facts and approaching the board
from a reasonable angle.
"(Petitions and student turnout) really serves no purpose, and might
close the meeting altogether," Armstrong said. "Besides, there's no real
outcry against tuition fees or we would have heard about it."
But at least 1,500 UBC students have signed a petition against the tuition
hike proposal.
Maureen Boyd, one of three students who began circulating the petition
on Thursday, said there has been a good response to the petition.
"There's been a good response although a few refused to sign because
they said they could afford the fee increase, and if other students can't they
don't belong here," Boyd said Monday.
"That's a totally elitist view they are propagating. Admissions will be determined by money and not academic merit."
Law students have been circulating a pro-tuition hike petition, according
to external affairs coordinator Allan Soltis.
Although Armstrong is doubtful, Soltis feels the AMS has a chance of
forcing the board to delay its decision. "We feel we've got a chance or we
wouldn't have done all this work," Soltis said.
The revised report includes statistics from other institutions and
Statistics Canada. "We should raise a few eyebrows with the stats," Soltis
If the board approves the 13 per cent hike, students council will have to
approve a new plan of action, Soltis said.
Students who want to attend the board meeting today will not be allowed
in unless they have made prior arrangements with the AMS office. A
limited number of seats are available and Armstrong ordered only 15
tickets, slated for student council members. All visitors must have a ticket
to attend the board meeting.
A dozen students were involved in the preparation of the two reports.
Said Soltis: "We've had good student input into this, but housing seems
to be the bigger issue."
Strike provoked
'to balance books'
WINNIPEG (CUP) — The five
support staff unions at the University of Manitoba are charging the
administration with deliberately trying to provoke a general strike of
the campus unions in order to balance its books.
Contract negotiations have
broken down with all five of the union locals, who have united in condemning the administration's
handling of negotiations. The prospect of a strike which would effectively shut down the campus are
large, although all concerned insist
that it is the last thing they want.
"The administration can assist in
their tight budget situation by provoking a strike by prolonging negotiations until the union can no
longer tolerate them," said Dave
Schaldemose, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees
local on campus.
About half a million dollars
would be saved by the university per
week in unpaid salaries if the strike
took place, Schaldemose said.
The University of Manitoba currently has an operating deficit of
$1.2 million.
University employee relations officer Brian Fijal denied the administration is trying to force a walkout. "Nobody wants a strike," he
said. "We are not looking at this as
an advantageous thing."
Schaldemose said that should
there be a strike it would be the students and staff who would suffer,
while the administration "couldn't
lose" from a strike.
The unions have been without a
contract for several months, and
Schaldemose charges the administration with ignoring and refusing
to negotiate with them.
The five unions include maintenance workers, campus police, graphic arts people, and other support
Wages are the subject of dispute.
The unions claim the offers do not
keep up with inflation while the administration claim their offer is
"We don't expect the university
to be in the vanguard of good labor
relations but they should at least be
in the parade," said Schaldemose.
Fee fighter
faces more
time in court
Heroux is facing two more criminal
charges because of his part in the
residence fee protest at Universite
de Montreal, despite rallies in support of him demonstrating he was
acting in the interests of the students as a whole.
Quebec student groups also report 11,000 signatures have been
gathered on a petition urging the
charges against Heroux be dropped.
Heroux, who faces a maximum
20 years in prison, had held cheques
for fellow students who were refusing to pay a residence fee hike and
who occupied residence administration offices last spring.
In addition to the charge of the
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Tuesday, November 4,1980
Concessions coming
From page 1
"We don't really talk about the
cases," said human rights information officer Graham Hope. "Our
job isn't to embarrass publicly but
to solve problems."
The basis of the complaint centred around the discriminatory environment created by the EUS
against women, Hope said.
"A discriminatory environment
for women might tend to
discourage women from entering
the engineering faculty, as well as
creating a discriminatory climate
for the women of UBC."
Sprout has talked to engineering
students and women in the program
about the charges and will be talking to the engineering council,
Haugen said. She will also be approaching the five women's
organizations that filed the complaint, including the Business and
Professional Women's Club, the
Council of Women, the Vancouver
Status of Women, the B.C. Federa-
tionl of Women and the Canadian
Advisory Council on the Status of
"Sprout will work out a deal
which will probably mean concessions on both sides," Haugen said.
Haugen said she was confident
the EUS is willing to make some
concessions, and added that the
engineers are taking the complaint
"fairly seriously."
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A distinguished literary historian and critic specializing in Romanticism and Critical
Theory, Professor Abrams is considered one of the half-dozen or so most eminent
figures in his field. Professor Abrams is a holder of the Class of 1916 Professorship of
English and a member of the English Department of Cornell University, Ithaca, New
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Careless waste watch dangerous
Canadian University Press
Simon Fraser University's improper handling of chemical wastes
has resulted in toxic leakages and
explosions, said a UBC chemical
waste operator who claims to have
twice narrowly escaped serious injury from SFU chemicals.
Ron Anodt, operator of UBC's
chemical incinerator, said Thursday
that one delivery of SFU chemical
wastes exploded after he mixed the
contents of containers marked nonflammable.
"Everything was marked as not
flammable and one was
mismarked," he said. "The whole
area was a big fireball."
Anodt said he felt SFU was
breaking safety stipulations in its
contract with UBC to dispose
"Another time I was working
with some SFU materials, and there
was just gallons and gallons of
sludge left in the containers."
He said he left the chemical containers in the UBC incinerator,
which still had not been activated,
while he moved away a few steps to
meet someone.
"The whole thing exploded. It
missed me by just an inch or two."
Yet SFU delivery and safety officials insist there have not been
many problems with disposal procedures.
Anodt said SFU's contract with
UBC stipulates that no solid
"sludge or grit" be left in containers brought for incineration.
"The sludge is still mixed with
very flammable stuff," Anodt said.
"Since day one there's been lots of
crud in the containers."
An SFU chemical stores employee said he received a complaint
"about a month ago about the soda
ash we were using to neutralize the
acid" in these containers.
Anodt said other chemical containers are badly rusted and corroded, while most bear no markings
about their contents.
"If you have a leak, the truck is
contaminated. The driver inhales
these carcinogens and everything."
Anodt said all it takes to ignite
flammable chemicals is that "someone comes close with a cigarette."
Bob Puddell, SFU's central
stores shop steward, said he has not
heard complaints from the drivers
about the condition of the containers. And central stores manager
Matsu Kinoshita said they "only
transport the containers. Sometimes they leak a little bit and they
smell bad, but that's all."
Anodt said that while SFU was
violating its contract with-UBC, he
felt other institutions like the University of Victoria and the B.C. Institute of Technology do not violate
liquid waste safety standards.
More charges
PROTESTOR TIES himself to tandem bicycle before Grand Prix race outside of SUB Thursday in order to make social comment out of being taken
for a scrape. Demonstrator was either protesting tuition fee hikes or lack of
intramural facilities for competition in eight-person crew cycling or one-
— aric aggartaon photo
legged unicycling. Poor showing of protestor's bicycle caused demands
that next year's race include mandatory masochist for each pair of contestants.
Action called against Acadia slums
Student council should take action against deplorable student
housing conditions at UBC, Al Soltis, Alma Mater Society external affairs coordinator, said Monday.
Soltis said allegations of slumlike conditions at Acada camp low-
income family huts must be investigated by council's student housing
access committee.
He also said the committee
should investigate the way UBC's
housing department handled the
construction of two solar houses in
the camp. He said he'd heard rumors the houses ' 'have been built the
pits," and is worried the department may be forced to tear the
houses down.
Soltis said he met with housing
director Mike Davis Friday to discuss UBC housing problems, including the Acadia camp situation.
But he said Davis would not make
any on-the-record statements about
the problem.
In Thursday's Ubyssey an Acadia
camp resident said she suspected
Davis planned to let the huts degenerate to a point where they'd be
torn down by the housing department, and replaced with a hotel.
The resident would not be identified for fear of "some sort of reprisal from the housing department,"
but said the department has not
kept the huts up to health standards.
Soltis said Thursday he also suspected Davis wants to tear down the
Acadia camp huts, but was not sure
"We've received a report there'll
be a report on Acadia camp coming
out in December," Soltis said. "We
(student council) should be actively
involved in Acadia before this so-
called report comes out so it appears we're interested."
Soltis said he didn't know who
was compiling the report, but said it
would eventually go before the
board of governors.
Soltis said he's very concerned
about Acadia camp conditions and
the future of the two solar houses,
and plans to meet with UBC vice-
president Erich Vogt on the subject
Wolf fights Swan on beach
From page 1
theft of $70,000 in cheques and
money orders, the prosecuting attorney in Heroux's preliminary
hearing is pressing for a charge of
theft of $600 in cash and $380 in
services property.
According to testimony given by
the director of residences, Gilles
Morrisset, $600 was taken from an
unlocked cash box in his office during a one month occupation of the
residence administration offices by
40 students last spring.
As well, during the 26-day protest
against increases in residence fees,
Morrisset charged, $380 worth of
photocopies were made on the offices' Xerox machine.
Sources say that Morrisset was
contacted by U de M student representatives shortly after the occupation ended April 2 to establish a
mechanism to return the missing
money.   According   to   the   same
sources Morrisset never responded
to the offer.
Morrisset denied any such communication had taken place.
The defence said there was no basis to accuse Heroux of the theft because there were several hundred
persons who had access to the room
containing the cash box during the
Crown prosecutor Raymond Pro-
ulx argued that as a spokesperson
for the group occupying the offices,
Heroux was "prima facie responsible for everything that happened
on the premises."
"It was Heroux who carried out
the mandate of the general assembly (of residence students) to occupy the offices. Had he not done
so he would not (be accused) here,"
said Proulx at the hearing Oct. 24.
Proulx said he was amazed the
university did not use force immediately to end the occupation.
Revisions proposed by the Swan
Wooster engineering firm to the
Wreck Beach erosion control project would defeat the purpose of the
plan, the co-author of the plan
charged Monday.
Seattle-based environmental consultant Wolf Bauer, a sub-consultant to Swan Wooster, says that the
engineering firm's proposal to
begin next spring an earthfill
berm near the second gun tower at
the southern end of the beach is a
waste of time and money.
"It's like shingling a roof from
the bottom up rather than the top
down," he said. "It would be better
to start at the north end of the
beach and work down to the southern end."
But a spokesperson for Swan
Wooster says his firm and Bauer are
not in fundamental disagreement
on the second phase of the erosion
control project.
"He (Bauer) told me he wasn't in
disagreement with Swan Wooster,"
project manager Ken Downey said
Monday. Downey dismissed reports
in the commercial press about alleged differences of opinion with
Bauer as "designed to create controversy among people who were
trying to get along with each
Bauer said placing a berm at the
southern site next spring would not
be the best way to start the project
because it could not form an anchor
for subsequent erosion control
Bauer claims that UBC will have
to reinvest more money in the project if the southern berm is built.
$450,000 has been budgeted for
construction of the first demonstration berm next spring.
Both Bauer and Downey agree
the best solution would be to build
one continuous berm from the
north end of the beach to the south
end. But without more funding
from UBC or some other agency a
choice has to be made.
"My concern is that we need
more money," Downey said Monday. He added that building one
continuous berm would cost about
$2 million.
"The ideal is that some other
agency put up the money," Downey said. "Then we could satisfy
both the university and the recreational users of the beach."
Books cut by budget
TORONTO (CUP) — Students at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute would
have had 46,697 more books to read if budget cuts had not been made over
the past four years.
In a report on the library acquisition budget, librarian Sue Giles said that
in today's prices those books would cost $1,353,793.
Giles' report indicated that the library returned $100,000 to Ryerson in
"The institute was having a problem then and needed the money back,"
she said. "If the library had been allowed to keep the money they would
have managed to stay ahead of inflation."
There has also been a drop in the number of periodicals the library can
purchase because of its reduced budget.
"The degree programs require the higher priced periodicals," said Giles.
"Because of the developments of the degree programs there will be a need
to expand our periodicals."
Giles said she expects problems because of the cutbacks.
"Instead of teachers giving the students readings from the library, they
are Xeroxing their own material because they know the library doesn't have
enough," she said. Page 4
Tuesday, November 4,1980
Your last chance
Today's the day.
At 2 p.m. the board of governors meet.
Sometime this afternoon they will decide
whether there will be a hefty hike in the tuition
fees we pay.
In response to calls for a larger student voice in
the meeting, Alma Mater Society president
Bruce Armstrong has ensured 15 students will be
allowed into the meeting — presumably to say
nothing, since they will be barely tolerated
He also reserved those 15 places for student
council members only. This would be much
worse if it weren't for the poor record of concern
among council members which would indicate
you and other concerned students can get onto
Armstrong's list to take their place when they
don't show.
If you want to be at the board meeting to
register your concern about the way the board of
governors disregards student views in setting tuition fees, get up to Bruce Armstrong's office and
get yourself on the list to replace the AMS hacks
who probably won't show up.
Don't worry if you don't. The board chambers
on the second floor of the Old Administration
building can easily hold more than 100 people.
Let's try for 23,000.
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Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the university year by the Alma Mater
Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS or
the university administration. Member, Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page
Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the
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Editor: Verne McDonald
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Citizens want protection from fears
On Tuesday, Oct. 21 the Burnaby Municipal Council held public hearings on the proposed industrial research parks at SFU and
BCIT. We attended those hearings, and
would like to report on them to you.
Though the hearings were technically
about proposed amendments to Burnaby's
zoning bylaws, the mayor recognized at the
outset that the issues here were both controversial and broad, so he allowed more general
testimony. The public responded generously.
More than 100 people were present at the
James Cowen theatre. More than 50 testified,
and the meeting lasted four hours until 1:30
Many of those who testified were adamantly pro. These university professors and administrators, businessmen, and Discovery
Parks, Inc. officials strongly supported the
concept of Discovery Parks. They detailed
the need of B.C. and Canada for quality research in high-technology industrial fields,
the "alarming" exodus of skilled scientists
and engineers to the U.S., and the exciting
potential of such a research facility in close
proximity to university campuses.
They spoke reassuringly about the stringency of safety and environmental standards
imposed on industrial research, by industry
itself and by various levels of government.
Interestingly, a group of SFU biology professors heartily endorsed the project while
strongly criticizing the environmental impact
study on which the project's design is based.
They plan to do an impact study of their
Thirty-four of the 50 people testifying raised concerns about the projects. These were
overwhelmingly citizens residing near the
sites, and students of SFU and B.C. Institute
of Technology. Some were con. They didn't
want Burnaby to be exploited for industry's
purposes. They wanted parkland to remain
intact, they wanted their neighborhood's
traffic flow to remain quiet, they were scared
of the environmental impact of the park.
Most of the people were in favor of the
principle; the concept of research parks is
sensible to them. However, they are disturbed about the way Discovery Parks, Inc. is going about the project.
Why is it moving so fast, and so secretively? Why have they already cut down trees
and laid foundation at the BCIT site, when
they don't even have clear legal right to the
land yet? (The zoning change granted by the
Burnaby municipal council is being questioned in Supreme Court.)
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What will be done to handle the high volume of traffic and transit riders to the park?
What will the impact be on housing and
Do we have the best guarantees possible
that public health and the local environment
will be stringently protected? And, will the
public have any control over the parks?
These last two questions were the questions
most often raised about the projects.
Marty Lund, Alma Mater Society student
council representative, testified about the
general nature of guidelines and regulations
on hazardous research at the parks, describing the difficulties of imposing govern
mental regulations on activities of private
business. Sometimes, as in the case of bio-
hazardous research (DNA recombination,
etc.), the regulations only apply to research
sponsored by government, through grants.
Also, the industries want to realize a profit
from the results of successful research. This
can lead to an attitude of expediency for the
sake of results. Moreover, in these very competitive fields, results must be kept secret, to
stay ahead of the rest of the field. Industry
will be reluctant indeed to break their secrecy
for "mere" safety and pollution inspections.
How willing and able, he asked, will the var
ious regulatory agencies be to perform their
Arle Kruckeberg, president of the Environmental Interest Group, pointed out that
the impact of the parks on the social environment of SFU, BCIT, and Burnaby in general,
will be both major and negative. The labor
force of the park will stress an already inadequate road and transit system, and will enter
an overburdened housing market, forcing up
already high prices and taxes. However, these
matters of great concern to Burnaby citizens
haven't been addressed at all by Discovery
Parks, Inc. They will leave it to the municipality to accommodate this population with
Two major points came out of the meeting. First, should all the eggs go into the
basket at once? Or should perhaps only one
park be developed, and then allow it to prove
the viability of the "Discovery Parks" concept?
Perhaps, some suggested, if public concerns about the park can be satisfied, the
BCIT site ought to be developed as a demonstration Discovery Park; if it does effective
research in the public interest without unacceptable environmental impact, then the
SFU, UBC and UVic proposals could be reviewed.
The second point was that an independent
body of citizens, students and faculty ought
to exist to oversee the park's operation. The
mayor himself asked the chairman of Discovery Foundation if this could be set up.
Such a body must be appointed by the municipal council, or in UBC's case by the
board of governors, and not by DPI itself; it
must have access to all research projects for
monitoring purposes; it must have direct involvement in decision-making; and it must
have a budget, so that it can retain, when
necessary, impartial professional counselling.
This summarizes the public concerns about
the Discovery Parks in Burnaby. They have
been lucky that they had opportunity to express these concerns in a true public hearing.
Alas, we have had no such opportunity.
Apparently, legal control over the land lies
with our board of governors, which is not directly accountable to the citizenry, so we
have no legal means whereby we can become
more well-informed.
This is too bad, for Discovery Parks, Inc.
could itself "profit" by a more open process.
By soliciting the input and heeding the concerns of citizens, they would gain much
broader public support.
Marty Lund is the social work representative on student council and chair of the
AMS Discovery Parks committee. Arle
Druckeberg is president of the Environmental Interest Group. Perspectives is a column
of analysis and opinion open to all members
of the university community. Tuesday, November 4,1980
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Burnett's new wave argument hits new heights
I read with interest Ross Burnett's article on new wave pop, but
came away with the opinion that he
knows less about music than he
would have us believe.
The primary problem with his argument is that he fails to define
punk or new wave music. Punk can
be considered to be sound track
music; not of some Hollywood fantasy, but rather the drama of actual
human beings living through a day.
Contrary to Burnett's thinking,
punkers have their uniform by
wearing what is not the norm; they
destroy their "capabilities to be individuals" the moment they band
together to express their individuality.
What is new wave? I can only offer two theories for that. One is that
record companies desperate for
anything new in the musical desert
of the middle '70s took punk and
commercialized it into something
that would be acceptable. The Police is a good example.
The other, more probable, theory
is that mature musicians took a cue
from the two-chord, zero-talent
punk rockers and came up with
something that gave us Sad Cafe,
Dire Straits, and the Clash.
But what about Elvis Costello,
the Young Canadians, and the Psychedelic Furs? I would compare
them with the groups that proliferated on the airwaves in the early
'60s: after listening an hour or two
to young rock 'n' roll and you begin
to think of terms to describe the
music less polite than junk; also,
the word "repetitive" comes to
The reason punk did not catch on
in North America is that we live in a
different culture than England; we
don't need punk, just as England
didn't need our protest music of the
late '60s.
And you can include me in as one
of the few who openly criticize what
we are calling new wave. Have you
listened to both sides of an album
by, say, the Specials lately? It is
boring, repetitive, with only some
humor redeeming the effort.
Stalin used, not helped, minorities
In reply to Allen Soroka's letter
('Stalin protected U.S.S.R. minorities'), I do not dispute the fact that
"Brezhnev and his gang" have perverted the ideological principles of
Marx and even Lenin. However, to
say that Stalin rescued minority cultures from 'extinction' is to falsify
In 1923, the Russian Communist
Party (later Ail-Union) began a policy of "Ukrainization" or "de-Rus-
sification," a process by which Russian influences on Ukrainian culture were removed, and the Ukraine
began to be transformed into a distinctly Ukrainian republic.
Ukrainization was mainly motivated by the party leadership's desire to strengthen the party's presence in the Ukraine; because of the
anti-Ukrainian position it had previously pursued, less than a quarter
of the Ukrainian Communist
Party's membership in   1923  was
Ukrainian (of the 83 Ukrainian delegates sent to the Petrograd Congress in Nov., 1917, only 40 belonged to the Bolshevik Party).
Stalin, who was the general secretary of the R.C.P., and struggling
for power, promoted Ukrainization
in order to gain support for himself
and to eliminate his political opponents, namely the "Trotsky-Zinoviev
bloc," who were critical of Ukrainization and also had a large following in the Ukrainian Communist
Stalin used Ukrainization as long
as it was necessary for his personal
rise to power; although the policy
did not officially end until 1933, a
systematic suppression of Ukrainian nationalism began with Stalin's
assumption of complete party control in 1929.
The trials and severe punishments
of Ukrainian cultural leaders in
1929 were a preliminary to the
well-known  purges  of the   1930s.
Ukrainian self-determination was
one of the principal threats to Stalin's concept of communism, which
was, in fact, nothing more than traditional Russian imperialism:
Moscow must dominate.
The anti-Ukrainian reaction
came full circle with Stalin's appointment of Khrushchev as the 're-
juvenator' of the Ukrainian Communist Party in 1938; the Russian
language once again became obligatory, and Russians were sent from
Moscow to fill the vacancies caused
by purges in the party and government hierarchy.
Stalin was therefore the protector
of human rights in name only; the
'renaissance' he initiated was nothing but a raising of false hopes. For
the Ukraine there was no essential
break between the tsarist and Stalinist regimes — power merely
changed hands.
N. Hryciuk
There are also some miscellaneous comments that Burnett made
which should be countered. My
Love came out in 1973, not 1977.
The only reason Blondie broke
through into the commercial
market was due to the discoization
of Heart of Glass.
Supertramp did need all the help
they could get around the time LG-
FM (pre-CFOX) "broke them." I
can still remember in 1975 seeing
small black-and-white posters advertising Supertramp at the Commodore. I didn't know who they
were and didn't go. Doug & the
Slugs and Powder Blues are two
grassroots music groups that were
conveniently left out of the list of
groups that don't get heard on AM.
And remember that Powder Blues
made it big while still on their independent Blue Wave label.
As well, DOA are heard on AM
radio. Try listening to J.B. Shane's
program Neon Nights Saturday
nights at 11 p.m. on CBC Radio
and you'll know why LG-FM fired
him. He plays more new groups in
two hours than CITR does all
month (and CFOX in a year), and
he's heard all across Canada and in
the northern States.
In conclusion, new wave is not
masquerading as something new because it can't. All music derives
from one or more earlier origins, including punk. We just need to wait
for new wave to mature; it took
rock 'n' roll more than a decade to
mature and it may take new wave
just as long.
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'Tween classes
Marxist literature and discussion, 11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m., SUB main concourse.
Visiting speakers series: Dr. Jennifer Waelti-
Walters, UVic French dept., speaks on La Fem-
me Fataie in French literature, noon, Buch. 202.
Transportation committee meets on bicycles and
car pooling, noon, SUB 113.
Public meeting, noon, SUB 224.
General meeting, noon, SUB 130.
Holy Growth: documentary on effects of economic growth in Japan, noon, Library Processing 306.
Dr. Johnstone speaks on surgery, noon, IRC 1.
General meeting, noon, Buch. 218.
General meeting, new members welcome, noon,
SUB 224.
Dinner followed with Jim Jamieson of UBC student counselling services discussing conformity
vs. personal identity, 6 p.m., Lutheran Campus
Catherine Harvey discusses CUSO posting in
Mozambique, particularly in areas of forestry,
math-science, teaching and physiotherapy, 7:30
p.m.. International House upper lounge.
Steering committee meets on Ralph Nader and
committee reports, noon, SUB 113.
Party leader Stan Bennett speaks on Advantages
of Western independence, noon, SUB 119.
General meeting, noon, SUB 207/209
Holy Growth: documentary on effects on economic growth in Japan, noon. Library Processing 308.
General meeting, noon, SUB 111.
Quaker worship, noon, SUB 115.
Professor John Perry, chairperson of Stanford
University philosophy dept. speaks on the Two
Faces of Belief, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Brock 351A.
Swim night, 8:30 to 10 p.m., Aquatic Centre.
Gay speaker series: Dr. Michael Elliot Hurst of
UBC Geography dept., speaks on Being a Gay
Academic, noon, SUB 207/209.
General meeting, noon, Old Auditorium clubroom.
General meeting, noon, SUB 119.
Celebration sen/ice, noon, Chem. 250.
General meeting and forum on Human Rights in
China, with speaker Fraser Easton, China Consultant for Amnesty Canada, public welcome,
noon, SUB 125.
Women's squash and racquetball tournament,
noon to 6 p.m., Thunderbird winter sports centre.
Travel film on Holland, $.75 admission, 1:30
p.m., IRC 4.
Marxist literature and discussion, 11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m., SUB main concourse.
Business meeting, noon, SUB 115.
General meeting and election of delegates to Ottawa, noon, SUB 212.
General   meeting,   all   new  students welcome,
noon, SUB 119.
CVC   gym   night,   8:30  to   10:30  p.m.,   winter
sports complex, gym A.
Men's Totem tennis circuit (round 2) begins 9
a.m., armory.
Hot flashes
I'm dr., bui
you're a veggie
Wrong turn at the epiglotis?
Found a bottleneck at the pyloric
sphincter? Feel your identity is being lost as you pass through the upper colon? Don't want to think
about what's ahead? Jim Jamieson
is your doctor.
At the Lutheran Campus Centre
tonight he leads a discussion called
Swallowed in the System?: Conformity versus Personal Identity. He
will talk about how to tell the meat-
heads from the vegetables over dinner at 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m. he will
lead a discussion on how to tell
oneself apart from the rest.
Fommo fatal©
"Pardonne-moi, mon ami, mais
tu as laisse ton portefeuille dans
mon salon. Entrons-la."
Yes, once again the hero gets
sucked into the trap set by an ar-
achnidian vamp who's only after his
money, his house and his body.
Who is this woman? Why does she
have such a strange accent, and
what is she wearing?
These questions and many more
concerning vile, sadistic, anachron
istic, French women of literature
will be answered in whole or in part
by a visiting speaker from UVic,
Jennifer Waelti-Walters, from that
Victorian French department. She
will speak on La Femme Fataie in
French Literature at noon Tuesday
in Buchannan 202. The Women's
Studies Program is sponsoring this
illustrious event.
Gooa* sperfs
If you think that John Gray
doesn't know a good thing when it
slaps him in the face and rolls him in
a blanket then it's your turn to sign
up for the next round of student
athletic competition. For both the
Men's Totem Tennis Circuit and the
Women's Squash and Racquetball
Tournament registration ends at 4
p.m. Wednesday, and takes place
in that monument to former battles
— the War Memorial gym room
The men's tennis takes place in
the protective confines of the arm-
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Nov. 6, from 12:30 to 6 p.m.
Insidiovs dykes
What are those insidious Nether-
landers up to with those potentially
subversive dykes and other land
reclamation schemes? Even in this
country, tulips are usurping the soil
and squeezing out our native flora,
while economists worry about
massive imports of cheap wooden
shoes that never wear out.
The Canadian University Nursing
Students' Association is helping to
keep the public informed should the
Dutch menace spread beyond Delta
and Richmond. They will be showing a travelogue entitled "Holland"
at IRC 4 on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
for 75c. Who is it behind all those
schemes to get energy from windmills?
Arts Undergrad Society
To discuss and pass new constitution.
Wed., Nov. 12 - 12:30 Buch. 106
Copies available in Buch. 107
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Wednesday 5:30 Community Meal
Friday 12:30 Bible Study
Exploring The Nature Of Evil
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"Chinese Philosophy"
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"Evil and Greek Tragedy"
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Page 7
Tragic Orchard
clods depress
The current production of The
Cherry Orchard at Studio 58 is
almost everything that the
playwright Anton Chekov wanted it
to be. Almost. But while the actors
occasionally stray from the
naturalistic style of acting that
Chekov expected, it means only
that a potentially great production
was only a very good one.
Chekov himself departed from his
own guidelines when he wrote the
play. His stated intention was to
write a light comedy. But while The
Cherry Orchard has humor in it,
one would have to be as stony as
Stalin to be anything except
depressed by it.
The Cherry Orchard is a story
constructed around the plight of a
landowning family, the Ranev-
skayas, who are forced to sell their
estate to pay the mortgage. It is the
story of their search for happiness
as the physical remnants of their illusory past are taken from them.
And it is the story of the false pride
and hopes of the rising peasant and
servant classes who were once
slaves to the landowners.
The Cherry Orchard's humor is
of the tragic variety as we watch
the characters bumble in their attempts to love and communicate
with each other. Madame Ranev-
skaya's brother Gayev engages in
rambling speeches in an attempt to
find something he can hold on to
only to be told to hold his tongue.
The characters are cruel to each
other too — in an attempt to
disguise their own individual
foolishness. Yasha, a young brash
footman says to Firs, the dying
valet, "you're very old." To which
Firs replies, "Yes, and I've lived a
long time too."
The play's humor seas
Dunyasha the mild, prim herself
and say, "I'm such a delicate and
sensitive creature. Look at my
hands, they're white like a lady's,"
while she pursues the deceitful
Yasha and ignores the attentions of
the foolish but sincere Yepikhodov.
The humor is in the optimism of
Lopakhin the merchant that slowly
fades as he hasn't bought the
Ranevskaya's former happiness
when he buys their estate. He remains too shy and too self-
conscious to ask her to marry him.
The characters all maintain a dim
awareness of their plight and laugh
half-heartedly as they try to find
humor in it. Through that humor
they somehow mask the emptiness
of their lives.
Your audience's laughter is of
similar sort. We laugh because the
ironies we see on stage belong to
us. The characters remind us of
ourselves or those we know and we
laugh to fill the void.
BUMBLERS . . . depress and amuse in Chekov's Cherry Orchard at Studio 58.
The acting in the play is almost
uniformly excellent with standout
performances by Linda Quibell as
Madame Ranevskaya and Christopher Trace as her brother, Gayev.
The flaws lie not so much in the acting itself but in the intepretation.
Kim Kondrashov is too much the
peasant Lopakin trying to be the
aristocratic merchant, .lili Daum is
too much the maid Dunyasha trying
to  be a lady,  and  Bill  Croft as
Yepikhodov is too much the buffoon.
Chekov said that his plays should
"show lift: and men as they are, not
as they would look if you put them
on stilts. The main thing is not to be
too theatical. Let the things that
happen on stage be as complex and
yet just as simple as they are in real
life. For instance, people are having
a meal a: a table, just having a
meal,  but at the same time their
happiness is being created or their
lives are being smashed up."
The Cherry Orchard was directed
by UBC's theatre department head
John Brockington. I hope it won't
be long before we see more productions of this quality at the Freddy
Wood Theatre.
The Cherry Orchard has been
held over at Studio 58 until Nov.
XTC hop while Police moan
Though it had all the conventions
of a Coliseum concert the Police/X-
TC concert Oct. 26 was not made
Both bands played for about an
hour. The concert started almost on
time, 8:10, with XTC. They began a
good, energetic concert with their
hits "Outside World" and "Life
Begins at the Hop." Then they did
some new material with a techno-
pop sound reminiscent of Devo.
About half of XTC's time was
devoted to work from their new
album such as "Towers of
London." They finished with a
slightly altered version of "Making
Plans for Nigel" and did a two song
XTC has a lively, confident stage
show centering around the antics
of lead vocalist Andy Partridge.
Partridge bounced around the stage
and made faces at the audience to
tease and amuse.
By comparison the Police were
laid back. When Sting and Andy
Summers of the Police jump and
down or run across the stage it's for
the sake of form. Who cares? All
three of these skinny, peroxide
blonds have a scruffy charm that is
pleasant to watch and lead vocalist
Sting has just the right husky voice
to moan "Roxanne."
Although their dress wasn't improved the Police gave the impression of being more slick than XTC.
They had a slightly more polished
stage show.
The Police moved quickly into
their hit "Walking on the Moon."
Like XTC they also did some new
work. At best it had some new and
interesting arrangements of
sounds; at worst it sounded like
something from Star Wars. The
Police ended with a version of
"Roxanne" that had most of the
audience on its feet, then'played
two encores.
Both of these bands have their
own distinctive style. Unfortunately
much of this style was lost in the
Coliseum over an imperfect sound
system and probably would have
sounded better on the stereo at
home. Still, one might have paid $9
to see a much worse concert.
Need a darkroom? Need to feel
superior amid a crowd of drunken
degenerates? Come to SUB 241k
and well put your camera to work.
November 4, 1980
7:30 p.m.
Upper Lounge,
International House
CUSO Field Staff Officer,
will discuss CUSO postings
in Mozambique particularly
in the areas of Forestry,
Math-Science Teaching and
FILM: A Luta Continua
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A Satiric Comedy
Thornton Wilder
Directed by Arne Zaslove
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Support Your Campus Theatre
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre
Thurs. Nov. 6th    12:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 5th
Rm. 203,
War Memorial Gym
Tuesday, November 4,1980
Potent power play powers 'Birds
The UBC Thunderbird hockey
team continued their winning streak
by beating the Burnaby Lakers Saturday night at the Thunderbird winter sports centre 5-3, and again on
Sunday evening in Burnaby by a
score of 8-3.
Saturday night's game was riddled with penalties, and it was the
T-Birds who benefited, scoring two
power play goals and successfully
killing off several of their own penalties. Dino Sita led the scoring for
UBC with one goal and three assists
while teammate Hugh Cameron
scored twice.
UBC was on the scoreboard early
in the first period on a goal from
The Thunderbird basketball team
opened its season last weekend with
two wins and a loss.
The wins came when they defeated the Goodtime Charlies of the
Senior Dogwood League 90-67 on
Thursday and Saturday when they
topped the UBC Grads 80-60.
The Puccinis, also of the Senior
Dogwood League, handed the
'Birds a 100-98 loss on Friday night.
The Junior Varsity men played
the B.C. Institute of Technology on
Saturday night and came out with a
77-60 victory.
The Thunderettes lost narrowly
to the Grads with a score of 67-66.
High scorers for the Thunderettes
were Linda King with 14 points and
Cathy Beltitude with 12.
•     *      •
In rugby, the Thunderbirds lost
18-12 to Oak Bay on Saturday afternoon.
Hugh Cameron. Halfway through
the first period Burnaby scored
their first goal when Dan Harrison
deflected teammate Scott Wren's
shot past UBC goalie Ron Paterson.
Three minutes later, UBC scored
their first power play goal while
Wren was in the penalty box. The
'Birds never let the Lakers touch the
puck throughout the power play
and a good pass from Cameron left
Holowaty with an empty net and
Parsons out of position. However,
Parsons kept the Lakers in the game
with good goaltending as the
T-Birds dominated the first period
of play outshooting Burnaby 18-4.
The 'Birds scored one minute into the third period on a goal by Rob
Jones. Jones was left alone by the
Lakers' defence as he picked up Ska's rebound and lifted it up and
over a down and out Parsons.
Then it was UBC's turn to get a
bit sloppy. Burnaby's Dan Harrison
on   a   breakaway,   outskated   the
'Bird defence and cleanly beat Paterson to tie the game.
Less than a minute later, UBC's
Ted Cotter scored on a slapshot
from just over the Lakers' blueline.
The Lakers protested the goal, arguing that Cotter's stick was illegal.
Cotter's blade proved to have an illegal curve. The goal was disallowed
and Cotter received a two-minute
Minutes later, UBC's Dino Sita
scored the winning goal on a power
play. Cameron scored the insurance
goal by stickhandling his way into
Lakers' territory and letting a wrist
shot loose.
On Sunday evening, in another
physical battle, also penalty-
stricken, the 'Birds went on to defeat the Lakers 8-3 in Burnaby.
This upcoming weekend, the
'Birds travel to Edmonton to take
on the University of Alberta Golden
Bears. The U of A will then visit
UBC for a rematch on Nov. 14 and
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BEMUSED 'BIRD BASKETBALLERS take turns jumping to knock stuck
ball off backboard. Sneaky Puccinis players used old Italian hoop trick to
sneak past UBC side 100-98 on Friday.
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