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The Ubyssey Jan 21, 1977

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Array BoG vote result challenged
Students turned out in near-
record numbers Wednesday to
elect Moe Sihota and Basil Peters
as student representatives to the
board of governors.
Sihota, Alma Mater Society
external affairs officer, was swept
to power with 1,517 votes, nearly
twice as many as Peters, an incumbent on the board.
Sihota received support from
more than half the 2,775 students
who voted.
While Sihota was a run-away
winner, the fight for the second
board seat was close and fourth-
place finisher Herb Dhaliwal, AMS
director of finance, said Thursday
he will ask for a recount.
Here are the complete results:
Sihota, 1,517 votes; Peters, 811;
commerce student Gary Moore,
785; Dhaliwal, 771; Young Socialist
Joanne Clifton, 442; science
student Bob Salkeld, 338 and AMS
returning officer Bob Goodwin,
Polls closed Wednesday afternoon for the senate and board
elections  but  the  senate   ballots
have not been counted. Results are
expected today.
Sihota said in an interview at a
victory celebration in the Pit
Thursday he thinks a high turnout
by arts students contributed to his
"In our campaign we concentrated on arts and first-year
students and they came out and
"It feels good to sweep the gears
off the slate. We finally broke the
gear domination."
Last year Peters and Rick
Murray, another engineering
student, were elected by heavy
bloc voting by gears and a low
turnout from arts. The vote break-
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down  for  each  poll   is   not   yet
Sihota said his first priority as
student board member will be to
work for student control of board
and senate elections and a
streamlined   election   procedure.
"A lot of people are really
peeved off about having to put their
student number on the ballot envelope," he said.
UBC registrar Jack Parnall now
runs student board and senate
elections, although the AMS pays
students to run the polls. Voters in
this year's election were required
to place their ballot in an envelope
and place that envelope in a second
one bearing their name and
student number.
See page 3.  SIHOTA
SIGNS OVER ELEVATORS .. . why costs are going up
-jon Stewart photo
Profs told which way is up
The university has spent $600 on
elevator lights to spare students
and professors about 20 seconds of
F. A. Keetley, physical plant
assistant director, said the lights,
saying "this car next" were installed above each of the three
elevators on the main floor of
Buchanan tower to help alleviate
congestion and waiting time.
Keetley said the project was begun
after he received complaints from
both students and professors.
Keetley said two elevators may
be on the main floor at the same
time. One is programmed to leave
before the other, so choosing the
wrong elevator means waiting a
few seconds until the other one has
The new lights indicate which
elevator will be the next to leave.
The signs were installed about 10
days ago by two electricians who
worked for a couple of hours each
morning to avoid the crowds.
Keetley said the building will be
in use for at least another 50 years.
"I see no reason for not making
changes now rather than waiting 20
years to improve facilities."
He also said installation of the
lights may eventually save money
because people waiting in the
elevator will no longer jab at the
control buttons to make it move.
The buttons, which cost about $10
to install, have had to be replaced
frequently, probably because
impatient elevator occupants poke
them with umbrellas and other
sharp objects, he said.
'Entrance tests
still possible'
Prospective UBC students may
have to write entrance exams
despite a senate decision to reject
the idea, education professor John
Dennison said Thursday.
Dennison said an outside body
such as the education department
might administer the exams.
Dennison, who sponsored a
November, 1975 senate motion
calling on the senate admissions
committee to study entrance
exams, said he accepts senate's
decision that UBC not administer
. entrance exams.
"But I still have the sneaking
feeling that there could be some
sort of entrance exam administered from the outside," he
The exam could be administered
by the education department,
B.C.'s three universities acting
jointly, or private agencies, as is
done in many states in the U.S.,
Dennison said.
He speculated that many faculty
members are unhappy with
senate's decision, which followed
the recommendation of the admissions committee. The committee's   report   said   secondary
school marks are the best gauge of
students' ability.
A change in the wording of the
motion to reject an exam was
made after anthropology professor
Cyril Belshaw said many faculty
members do not agree with the
committee's findings. Senate voted
to amend the motion to preclude
entrance exams administered by
UBC, instead of rejecting any
entrance exam.
Current education department
policies suggest that the department is "taking a harder line"
which could lead eventually to
government exams, said Dennison.
But he added he does not see a
return of the old government grade
12 examinations, which he
described as "poorly constructed."
Any exam, he said, should be based
on skill and not on knowledge.
In Ontario, educators have failed
to formulate a satisfactory exam,
Dennison said. "I think this is an
open question and I think this
should occupy evaluation experts
for the next few years. I still feel
See page 3: ENTRANCE
Rollback vote
goes next week
UBC's 1,300 library and clerical
workers will decide Wednesday
how to reduce their wages to
comply with an Anti-Inflation
Board rollback, interim president
Ian Mackenzie said Thursday.
In December the AIB rolled back
to 15 per cent the 19 per cent wage
increase the Association of
University and College Employees, local 1, gained in last
year's contract. The AIB also
ordered workers to pay back to the
administration the four per cent of
the wage increase which was rolled
Union members will choose on a
preferential ballot on Wednesday
between three formulas to comply
with the rollback, Mackenzie said.
The first alternative is to take
four per cent from each worker's
salary, he said. This plan reduces
the wages of higher paid workers
more than the wages of lower paid
Mackenzie said the second
alternative is to reduce each
member's salary by $32 per month.
He said this formula takes a
greater wage percentage from
lower paid workers than from
higher paid workers.
The third alternatives is a
combination of the first two plans,
he said. It offers a wage reduction
of amounts between an across-the-
board reduction and a percentage
Mackenzie said all three plans
are acceptable to the administration.
But the plan to pay back the four
per cent rollback must still be
negotiated, he said. Each worker
would pay back an average of $422,
which amounts to a total of about
Mackenzie said the administration, not the union, must
collect the money to be paid back
by workers who no longer have
jobs at the university.
He said union members voted at
a meeting Thursday to have the
union work out a flexible system to
pay back the money. The workers
want to be able to choose among a
combination of five different plans,
he said.
One plan is to pay back the
money in a lump sum. Another way
is to pay the administration in
monthly instalments from
salaries. Other plans are to give up
vacation time, or overtime pay.
The last formula is to give back the
retroactive pay workers will
receive when a new contract is
AUCE's contract expired on
Sept. 30.
"Hopefully people will be able to
See page 2: AUCE Page 2
Friday, January 21, 1977
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The union is discussing the
definition of temporary employees
in mediated contract talks with the
administration, union spokeswoman Jean Lawrence said
Thursday. Although mediator Jock
Waterston is going on vacation for
two weeks starting Saturday, talks
will continue on Thursday in his
absence, she said.
The union will tell the administration on Thursday which
rollback plan they have chosen,
Lawrence said. She said she hopes
the administration will discuss
wages in the contract talks when a
rollback plan has been chosen.
Lawrence said the plan will
provide a basis for negotiating
base rates.
In other AUCE news, Elizabeth
Winterford has been elected
president of the campus local, in a
balloting by mail, union spokeswoman Fairleigh Funston said.
Winterford, a secretary in the
registrar's office will take over the
post next week from Ian
Mackenzie, who held it for 15
months, she said.
Winterford will be president until
April, Funston said, when the
annual elections for the union
executive are held.
"It's not a very glamorous job.
The president must remain impartial at meetings."
Mackenzie    said    the    union
president organizes committees
and chairs meetings.
"The president sits in on as
many committees as is humanly
possible," he said. "We don't allow
any one person to have a great deal
of power."
Mackenzie said he did not run for
re-election because he wants to
spend less time doing union
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January 22
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Page 3
Legalize abortion—humanist
Abortion should be legalized,
Larry Pinkus, president of the
Humanist Association of Canada,
said Thursday.
"We cannot include a few-weeks-
old fetus in our definition of a
human being. It does not have a
thinking brain," he told an
audience of about 25 in SUB.
He said the association favors
abortion on demand in the first few
weeks of pregnancy, and the
proper dissemination of birth
The association believes
reducing population growth will
improve the quality of life.
Pinkus said capital punishment
should remain abolished because
human life is so valuable.
"It is important that we show
people that human life is so
valuable that not even the
government should take it away."
Pinkus also said:
• "Henry Morgentaler's release
is a big victory of justice. But the
cost to him financially was nearly
a quarter of a million dollars.
Justice comes too high."
exams still
a possibility
From page 1
that a good exam would be of
estimable value.
"I wasn't totally convinced that
entrance exams were the answer
and I wanted the admissions
committee to look into it," Dennison said.
English department head Robert
Jordan said he is not convinced
grade 12 marks are the best guage
of a student's skills.
"As far as English goes, high
school grades are not an effective
indicator of competence at all."
He said a specialized exam
concentrating on specific skills can
be more effective than a grade 12
"I'm not a particularly strong
advocate of entrance
examinations, but the university
must have a way of dealing with
students who  are  incompetent."
Jordan said the admissions
committee is still working on a
report suggesting methods of
evaluating students' English skills
before they enter UBC. A senate
motion calls for an end to all
English remedial instruction at
UBC in April, 1979, and severely
restricted admission by September, 1979 from students
requiring English remedial work.
"Obviously, they have rejected
having entrance exams, but they
have to come up with a positive
proposal to determine English
competence," said Jordan.
• "The goals and values of industry and government sometimes
are so far removed from those of
the people. Is unemployment and
the shutting out of old people a
good way to temper the
• "Governments too often tell
people what is good for them instead of what is true. In Montreal,
we were told the Olympic facilities
would not cause a deficit, or the
mayor would become pregnant.
Mayor Drapeau is now heavily
Humanists do not believe in
placing religion, ritual, creed or
God above human need, and are
not   in   favor   of   dogmatic   or
authoritarian  religions,   he  said.
"Jesus freaks, mystics and so on
look for relevation. They say logic
dictates to them. But this phrase
'logic dictates' is too often used as
an excuse.
"It was used as a reason for
sending more and more troops to
Vietnam. Logic says nothing about
real life. 'Logic dictates' causes
two things. The first is that it then
sounds convincing to do unpleasant
The second is that it brings logic
and science and reason into
disrepute. Science and pure reason
are among our most valuable
Some people claim science and
—jon Stewart photo
SIGN OF TIMES, old water heater covered with graffiti criticizing
Socred-style fiscal responsibility stands at Wesbrook and 10th while
bus, unsatisfactory solution to yet another complaint — ICBC rates —
cruises by.
Nursing gets new director
The UBC school of nursing has a
new director but not much effort
has been made to tell nursing
students about her.
Tannis Weber, nursing undergraduate society treasurer, said
Monday, "I don't even know who
she (the new head) is. I don't know
if she's American."
The new director is Marilyn
Willman, president of the
University of Texas school of
Juanita Anderson, nursing 2,
said, "we haven't heard anything
about her. I really don't care."
Student nursing senator
Maureen Peters said Willman's
qualifications look good. Current
nursing head Muriel Uprichard has
no nursing degree, "so I welcome
anyone with any kind of nursing
experience," she said.
"It's unfortunate that they didn't
hire a Canadian, but the American
method of teaching isn't that much
different from the Canadian. A lot
of the faculty are American,
Edith Alves, nursing 4, said she
is indifferent about Willman's
American origin. "The previous
one (Uprichard) is American and
so is most of the faculty.
"I mind that they didn't tell us. I
heard about it from an instructor.
It was very casual. I think they
should have made a formal announcement."
Margaret Urquhart, nursing
representative on the student representative assembly, said, "it was
announced in my class. I think it's
a little premature to tell the
students anyway. She doesn't start
until July 15."
Cynthia Martin, nursing 3, said,
"it would have been nice if we had
been told. I was at a nursing school
in the States when we got a new
head, and she came to all the
classes and introduced herself."
She said Willman's being
American would not drastically
affect the program.
"I suppose there was a big
selection committee and I imagine
they took her viewpoints into
consideration so that she would fit
into the school.
"If she has got different ideas,
I'm sure they (the committee)
thought they would be good for the
Willman, who was the
unanimous choice of the selection
committee, will start her new job
July l following the retirement
June 30 of Uprichard. She is
coming to UBC in March.
pure reason are cold, he said. This
results in society giving responsibility for science to people who
pretend to have no feelings.
Pinkus said the main difference
between the association and other
action groups such as Amnesty
International " and women's
liberation is "we set each problem
in the context of our philosophy of
the whole human life."
The association does not restrict
itself to fighting one issue or stray
too far from the main point of an
issue, he said.
"In women's liberation, for
example, we don't agree with
women who say men should go to
hell. That's a sexist attitude."
The Humanist Association of
Canada was formed about 15 years
ago, and is associated with the
International    Humanist    and
. .. "fetus isn't human'
Ethical Union, based in Holland.
There are Humanist groups in
Toronto,   Montreal,   Ottawa   and
Sihota, Peters
win board seats
From page 1
Parnall insists on this procedure
so vote counters can check if the
voter is a full-time student.
Students taking less than 12 units
are not allowed to vote, according
to the Universities Act and senate
Sihota also said his landslide
victory means he has a mandate
from the students to fight tuition
fee increases.
"This gives me a strong mandate
to stand up on tuition fees. If I do
anything, I will fight to the end
against increases."
As AMS external affairs officer,
Sihota helped organize a letter
campaign protesting tuition fee
increases. More than 6,000 UBC
students signed the form letter and
sent it to education minister Pat
Sihota was AMS ombudsperson
in 1975-76.
During his campaign he said he
would work to improve the quality
of education at UBC by pushing for
a re-evaluation of the tenure-
granting system for professors, a
teaching improvement centre and
an anti-calendar evaluating
professors and courses.
He also said he would push for
bus passes for UBC students like
the passes used at the University of
Victoria. At UVic students pay $30
a term for unlimited bus travel.
Peters said the university should
seek extra operating funds from
industries and develop a better
liaison with business.
He said he would fight to
minimize tuition fee increases but
said some increase is inevitable.
Women should be encouraged to
enter traditionally male-
dominated faculties such as
forestry, engineering and
medicine, Peters said.
Community colleges
to run job programs?
Canadian University Press
Community colleges will be able
to run their own student job
creation programs if a provincial
government proposal is approved
by the treasury board.
Education department
spokesman Dean Clark says the
job program would be geared to
helping students in financial
The program, to be funded by the
education department and the
department of labor, will channel
money to financial aid officers at
community colleges to create jobs
for students.
The program was announced to
college aid officers in a memo from
Clark earlier this month. The
memo gave no details about the
type or number of jobs that the
program would create.
Clark says, "it is my understanding that the department of
labor has money allocated for this
program but it is up to the treasury
board to okay it."
A source in the education
department said he is confident the
treasury board will approve the
"Student employment was
mentioned in the throne speech as
a priority and I can't see the board
stopping this particular program."
The college program administered by the former NDP
government two years ago
provided about $7 per registered
student for job creation, compared
to the equivalent university
program which provided $55 per
The    college    student    work
program was cancelled last year
as part of the Social Credit
government   austerity   program.
25,000 names
won't change
Parrott's mind
TORONTO (CUP) - About 50
Ontario student leaders bearing
petitions with 25,000 signatures
opposing a recent tuition hike were
told by the provincial minister of
colleges and universities he would
not change his mind about instituting the hike next year.
Harry Parrott told the student
union representatives at a Dec. 10
meeting he called, that even five
million signatures would not
pressure his government into
rescinding the $100-a-year hike for
universities and $75-a-year hike for
community colleges effective in
As a result the student leaders
mandated the executive of their
provincial organization, the Ontario Federation of Students to
produce a province-wide strategy
to fight the hike in the new year. A
special plenary will vote on the
executive recommendations soon.
According to OFS information
officer Allan Golombek, the
executive will propose a half-day
moratorium on classes set for
sometime in March.
The province-wide petition
campaign was set just two weeks
prior to the meeting with Parrott. Page 4
Friday, January 21, 1977
Ballot procedure stinks
We'd like to lodge a complaint —
There were a number of things
wrong with the way the recent
election for student positions on
senate and the board of governors
were carried out.
The most offensive aspect of the
election was the balloting procedure.
When people vote, most of them
like to think that if the election is
supposed to be by secret ballot, then
the ballots should be secret.
It's a farce to pretend the vote is
secret when voters are required to
write their name and student number
on the envelope containing the
ballots — yet that's exactly what
happened in the election.
The same unbelievable procedure
took place for last year's elections of
students to similar positions.
This year, the registrar's office
and the Alma Mater Society
apparently think the procedure is
more palatable because there are
now two envelopes containing
ballots instead of the single envelope
system used last year.
The procedure is no less offensive
regardless of how many envelopes
are used. The point is that if a ballot
is to be secret, opportunities for
abusing that secrecy shouldn't be
built into the balloting procedure.
A very important effect of that
procedure was that some students
refused to vote because of it.
The reason for writing down
student numbers is efficiency, says
the registrar's office.
According to the Universities Act,
only full-time students, as defined by
the university, are eligible to vote in
elections of students to senate and
the board.
Because UBC senate has chosen to
define full-time students as those
taking 12 or more units.of courses a
year,   the   registrar's   office says  it
must confirm that all students who
vote actually meet that requirement
— some lose full-time status by
dropping courses during the year.
Two things in response. One, the
registrar's office checks all student
numbers on the envelopes because it
doesn't trust students to vote only if
they fulfill the full-time requirement.
Yet that same office expects
students to trust the registrar's office
not to violate the secrecy of ballots
when it checks and counts them.
Two, why is this questionable
system used instead of another
system to which fewer people
Before the identification system
began last year, elections for
students to board and senate were
run like other campus student
elections on campus. Polling booths
had voters' lists — and student
numbers or names were checked
there against that list.
Why not use that system again
next year and prevent the
The other part of the election
which seems unfair is that only
full-time students can vote.
If part-time students are supposed
to be students, shouldn't they also
be able to cast votes for students to
represent them on senate and board?
We suggest that the newly elected
students to these positions start
working to allow part-time students
to vote. We'll even suggest two ways
to go about it.
The first is to get senate to revise
its definition of a full-time student.
The second is to get the provincial
government to amend the
Universities Act to allow all students
instead of just full-time students to
Good luck, people.
JANUARY 21, 1977
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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
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newswriting seminar in the Ubyssey newsroom at noon today.
Senate sense
You could have knocked us all
down with a feather.
But instead, here we are, about to
say almost complimentary things
about UBC's senate.
How can we avoid it? At its
Wednesday meeting, senate voted to
accept an admissions committee
report which recommended against
setting up entrance exams for UBC.
We were scared for a while back
that senate would go along with
entrance exams, even though they
wouldn't   guarantee   higher   calibre
eiec'tioa, ».    A system'
wherein every so often
the electorate is reminded
how stupid, it is,
\   - s
students   if   the   same   numbers   of
students were being admitted.
And we worried that UBC would
agree to the exams even though they
were most recently suggested as a
possible solution to the so-called
literacy crisis.
But that's not all.
We have to go on and
congratulate senate for unanimously
rejecting a motion to have foreign
and out-of-province students pay
higher tuition fees than home-grown
Unanimity is rare on senate. Just
think, even the student senator who
brought forward the ill-thought-out
motion in the first place wasn't able
to bring herself to vote for it.
And the more reactionary folk on
senate.would have been able to trot
out the recent government decisions
in Ontario and Alberta to impose
differential fees on foreign students
at universities in those provinces.
But even they didn't vote to
support the idea.
What more can we say?
We only hope these two decisions
don't mean senate has used up its
quota of common sense for the year. Friday, January 21, 1977
Page 5
Gary White is a student in the department
of history.
In the following article, he responds to the
recent controversy in the law students
The controversy erupted when LSA
president Mark Dwor told a December
meeting of the Canadian Bar Association
that law students are forced into unhealthy
competition because the scarcity of
available articling positions available to
graduating law students creates pressure to
get high marks.
Some law students have criticized Dwor,
saying that his remarks damaged the
reputation of the law faculty.
After reading the article about Mark
Dwor in the Jan. 13 issue of The Ubyssey, I
cannot help but be alarmed at yet another
example of the extent to which the adversary mentality has infected our society.
If I correctly interpret the reaction of the
law students to Dwor's remarks about cutthroat competition, they are less concerned
about the veracity of Dwor's statements
than preoccupied with some perverse notion
that Dwor has "betrayed" their interests in
acting as president of the law student
Many   people   seem   to   view   various
Adversary attitude
in LSA controversy
situations as existing within the context of
some sort of giant courtroom.
According to this outlook, Dwor is viewed
as the defence counsel for the entire body of
law students and as betraying his responsibility in acting as prosecutor by
pointing out the various abuses taking place.
This kind of mentality has a variety of
harmful effects, two of which I shall outline
First, it causes people to be reluctant
about expressing the plain truth. Every
issue is pictured as some kind of dispute
involving at least two parties, a protagonist
and an antagonist, and the truth somehow
emerges as both parties attempt to advance
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their own arguments and discredit their
No doubt this is a useful concept, but as
with any concept it can lose its usefulness
when people go ape-crazy in its application.
Surely this adversary concept has been
extended too far in its application if it causes
people to be less than frank and open about
serious problems such as the hiding of
library books.
Second, it makes people less likely to
come to grips with rectifying their own
A person imbued with this kind of mentality is likely to place just as much emphasis on avoiding detection and frustrating
his prosecution as acting properly in the
first place.
For these reasons, it is difficult to imagine
that any efforts to deal with this problem as
an "internal matter" will have any
meaningful effects.
Who will serve as the prosecution? Can a
law student be successfully convinced that
cut-throat tactics are really contrary to his
or her interests if the whole issue is kept
hush-hush so as not to give the law school a
bad name?
Dwor's efforts at addressing these
problems openly was a constructive step in
the right direction, and it is very disappointing to learn that he has recently
apologized for his remarks.
But I have to part company with Dwor on
his judgment that the lack of positions for
law school graduates is the basic reason for
the unethical practices he described.
People do not lose their ethical judgment
under pressing circumstances — it merely
becomes evident whether or not they had
any with which to begin.
To say that a person becomes unethically
competitive as a result of job scarcity is like
saying that a worker becomes incompetent
whenever there is a task to fulfill.
Perhaps the real problem is that talented
people are so enthralled by the Brahmin
status associated with the profession that
they fail to consider other vocations for
which there is a greater demand and
genuine need.
Even now there is a growing awareness
that too many kinds of problems are ineffectively handled by the adversary system
in our courtrooms.
One example of this is the increasing
interest of many states and provincial
governments in no-fault auto insurance
legislation as the "sacred right to sue"
argument becomes more bankrupt in the
eyes of the public.
Perhaps the answer lies in promulgating a
notion of success that is not associated with
any particular career but with simply being
efficient at doing something which needs to
be done.
Fearless Ubysseyers make easy targets
The Ubyssey will invent facts if
that's what it takes to make
student federations look stupid and
its own opinions look good.
I refer to the hardhitting
"analysis" of a Jan. 10 meeting
between education minister Pat
McGeer and student representatives from across B.C. The Jan.
11 editorial headlined What did
they expect? points out McGeer's
lack of concern about student
It goes on to say: "The student
representatives — at least those
representing the National Union of
Humble pie
My God, what have I done? What
a wretched soul I was for not being
able to perceive the nobility behind
Gregory Schwab's act of political
How could I have stooped so low
as to malign such a sterling
example of sensitive gearhood? To
soil your virgin cheeks, slander
your beerless lips, offend your
precious ears?
And what a fool I was not to
realize how strongly the Bible
supports women's rights!
My hat is off to you, Gregory
Schwab, for opening my eyes to the
truth. I offer you my most sincere
and humble apologies. Turkey.
Kevin McGee
arts 4
Students and the B.C. Students
Federation — went in to the
meeting with high hopes, actually
expecting a day-long discussion of
education policies with McGeer."
Having attended BCSF pre-
meeting sessions where strategy
and tactics for the McGeer
meeting were discussed, and
having met with McGeer several
times in the last year myself, I can
vouch for the fact that nobody
(except possibly the presidents of
the B.C. Institute of Technology
and the University of Victoria, both
non-member organizations) went
in to that meeting with "high
Who said they had high hopes,
and when? I didn't see it reported
in The Ubyssey. Your readers
deserve the facts on which you
I did see one press release in
which BCSF spokeswoman Debra
Lewis stated they were "cautiously
One suspects The Ubyssey
criticizes for the sake of criticizing
sometimes. Student federations
are easy targets for fearless
Ubysseyers who need practice
sharpening their critical faculties.
As long as this attitude persists,
BCSF and NUS are damned if they
do, damned if they don't.
BCSF and NUS hold mass
demonstrations without first
making sure there's something to
demonstrate about. The Ubyssey
would be the first to criticize them
as a bunch of half-assed radicals.
But when they start at the
beginning — demonstrating the
government's total lack of interest
in student problems, they're accused of stupidity, of "wasting
their time."
Well, at this point I have a
criticism for The Ubyssey.
Instead of trotting out worn-out
old cliche phrases (ra! ra!
organize) The Ubyssey should take
a look at who BCSF and NUS really
Both BCSF and NUS are
federations of student unions, not
organizations existing independently of students.
Up until recently, UBC was an
important part of both federations.
Yet not once did The Ubyssey
criticize or even examine UBC's
participation in these
It has said yes we should join or
no we shouldn't at various times. It
has asked, what has NUS (or
BCSF) done for students?
Well, I'd like to know why The
Ubyssey never asked the Alma
Mater Society, UBC students'
representatives in both
organizations, that question.
I'dliketoknow why The Ubyssey
insists on voicing opinions based on
facts pulled out of the air — and
pretty thin air at that.
After all, good writing isn't all it
takes to make a good editorial.
Lake Sagaris
arts 4
Campaign crap clutters
As the election for senate and board of governors positions comes to
a close, who will return the campus to a normal state?
The number of posters printed up is staggering. It is not that I do not
believe in freedom to campaign but when you see six Basil Peters or
Gary Moore posters all around one pillar, it becomes ridiculous.
If they tack them to trees or put them around SUB I don't really
mind, but cluttering up the residences with posters should not be done.
These areour "homes" and I hope the candidates will recognize this
fact for next time.
Perhaps one poster per floor (for example, near the elevator in
Gage) would be more acceptable.
If you wish to fight pollution, perhaps this is the way to start.
Ben Whiting
science 3
Warning—meatball creeps
I am writing to complain about
fascist techniques employed by
certain members of a local campus
Venturing into the SUB ballroom
at noon Thursday, I encountered
verbal abuse and physical eviction
by the running dogs of elitism.
A generous person, I will assume
Dear friends in scarlet, you may
pick up another piece of your most
prized possession at noon today in
Sedgewick library.
Hopefully you have removed the
first installment from the SUB
Brian Jones
agriculture 2
such goon practices irregular, but
would like to warn everyone of the
creeping meatball.
Bakunin lives!
Terry Lanning
a campus visitor
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"The Finest For Less" -doug field photo Canadian film
Pioneers spark industry
It is a popular misconception
that the Canadian feature film
industry had its beginnings in the
late 1950s or early 1960s when the
National Film Board produced its
first features.
But long before the board was a
glimmer in John Grierson's eyes a
group of hardy pioneers were
setting the foundations for a
national industry.
In 1914 the Canadian Bioscope
Company released Evangeline, the
first known feature produced north
of the 49th parallel. It has been
followed by more than 250 motion
pictures which were filmed and
financed in Canada.
During those first years filmmakers scraped together enough
money to shoot pictures, build
studios and organize distribution
companies. The industry was
growing at a rate comparable with
its counterpart in the United States
and audiences were paying to see
the pictures.
So where is the MGM of the north
today? Why aren't theatres full of
Canadian films? What happened?
The 1920s were years of industrial growth in North America.
It was a period of expansion for
many American businesses which
were pushing at our borders. Just
as the growing companies moved
into the Canadian economy so did
the developing Hollywood studios.
In 1920 Canada's major theatre
chain, owned by the Allen Brothers
of Brantford, Ontario was purchased by Hollywood exhibitors
Adolph Zukor and Jesse Lasky.
They renamed the company
Famous Players of Canada
Limited, and merged with
Paramount Pictures a few years
This act has probably hurt the
Canadian industry more than
anything else. Since then Canadian
film-makers have had little access
to a national theatre chain and
their films have been continually
passed over in favor of the
American product.
Although the Canadian government has made several feeble
attempts since then to aid the industry, it has never been able to
undo the harm of the theatre
When Famous Players began the
practise of block booking, forcing
American films into all theatres,
the government laid charges under
the Combines Investigation Act.
Despite testimony from independent theatre owners and
Canadian producers that Famous
Players was a monopoly, the
Ontario Supreme Court acquitted
thecompany. The lid was nailed on
the coffin.
But the film industry did not die.
Producers continued to release
features reflecting a Canadian
viewpoint and some made it into
the theatres. There was no real
growth however, as budgets
became smaller and shooting
schedules shorter.
The next boost came in 1939 when
the federal government created
the National Film Board. Although
the board did not become involved
with features for another 20 years,
it did become a haven for unemployed directors and technicians.
It would also prove to be a training
ground for future feature filmmakers.
While the industry was floundering the 30s and 40s, one film
studio was churning out features.
Central Films situated in Victoria
made about 15 pictures in three
years, starring people such as Rita
Hayworth, Charles Quigley and
Lyie Talbot.
Central Films was a front for
Columbia Pictures and specialized
in B grade films aimed at
satisfying Britain's Commonwealth production quota.
When London repealed the quota,
everything was transferred back to
Hollywood and the studio was
closed. Today it houses Madame
Tussaud's Wax Museum.
The industry hit its worst slump
between 1939 and 1948, due partly
to World War II. More emphasis
was given to short propaganda
films rather than features. A new
theatre chain, Odeon, appeared but
it was owned by the British Rank
Organization which followed a
booking policy similar to Famous
Faced with the possibility of a
total collapse, the film industry
convinced the government to
impose a content quota. Panic hit
the boardrooms of Hollywood.
' Considered as part of the
American domestic market,
Canada was contributing almost
$200 million annually to the
American studios. Hollywood
reacted quickly to the threat of
They offered the government a
slick public relations deal labelled
the Canadian Cooperation Project
in exchange for dropping quotas.
The CCP promised to produce
films about Canada and promote
The Mackenzie King government
bought it. The result can be seen on
any late night movie program
where Gary Cooper and his men
are  riding  through  Texas.   Sud-
QUOTA QUICKIE . . . when is a Canadian film not a Canadian film?
denly he points at the sky and says,
"Look! A Canada goose!"
The government clearly sold the
Canadian industry out. The
damage has been great. Many
insist that it was the last chance to
build a thriving film culture. It
would be 20 years before Ottawa
turned its eye toward the industry.
Yet there was a revival after the
war, especially in Quebec. Several
production companies sprang up,
and some 15 pictures were
produced. Because they were in
French, they were able to compete
with American productions. Most
were commercially successful
until television dealt its powerful
blow to the industry.
The National Film Board
released its first English language
feature in 1963. The Drylanders
was a box office success and introduced many Canadians to their
first local feature. The following
year the board produced Nobody
Waved Goodbye and established
the Canadian industry's reputation
outside of Canada.
Independent producer Budge
Crawley, also released a feature in
1964 entitled The Luck of Ginger
The federal government became
involved   once   again   in   1967.
Secretary of State Judy LaMarsh,
introduced legislation creating the
Canadian Film Development
Corporation. The CFDCs mandate
was to promote a healthy, self-
supporting feature film industry.
In a rare mood of generosity the
Liberals awarded the corporation
an initial grant of $10 million. It
was charged with using that money
to stimulate investment in the
Don Shebib's first feature, Goin'
Down the Road was the first film
financed by the CFDC to gain any
kind of popularity. The story of two
Maritimers down and out in
Toronto, struck a chord in the
national consciousness and
became a Canadian hit.
For the first time since the 1920s,
the public began to show an interest in the country's film industry. Pictures such as Mon Oncle
Antoin and Les Males sparked the
revitalization of the Quebec industry while English-Canadian
films showed marked improvements.
But the CFDCs failure to ensure
distribution for its productions has
undermined its success. It has
spent $20 million of the taxpayers'
money financing films that most
will never get a chance to see.
Unless some changes are made in
its organization the CFDCs days
are numbered.
That could be the case for the
entire industry. The number of
films currently in production is the
lowest in several years, and the
creative energy is dissipated. Top
film-makers are considering
moving to the United States while
universities are churning out film
graduates who can't find jobs.
If this 63-year-old industry is to
survive, two important steps are
necessary. First, Canada's filmmakers must reawaken the
pioneer spirit of the early days and
work together.
More important however, the
government must finally throw its
voluntary quotas out the window
and legislate a strong tax levy
system. The history of the industry
warrants it.
CFDC a costly experiment
The Canadian Film Development Corporation was formed by
an Act of Parliament in 1967 to
promote a healthy and self-
supporting feature film industry.
Given an initial grant of $10
million, it has since received
another $10 million in 1973 and $5
million in 1976.
Throughout its 10-year history, it
has been the focal point for the
Great Canadian Film Debate. It
has been the butt of many complaints by film-makers and a
source of public controversy.
Although any government agency
is liable to be criticized the CFDC
has experienced more than its
Some people in the industry
believe the primary responsibility
of the Corporation is to build a
strong base for commercially
successful films, regardless of
their content. Others regard film
essentially as an art form and
think the corporation should
sponsor only "quality" films. After
10years in existence the CFDC has
not yet resolved that conflict.
Several good films have been
made, but only about half of them
have gained commercial
distribution. Most of the low budget
films were made with no chance of
release or commercial success. In
10years the $20 million investment
has realized a return of only $3.5
Some of the better pictures co-
produced by the CFDC include Don
Shebib's Goin' Down the Road, The
Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
and Michel Brault's Les Ordres.
But the price paid by the taxpayer
has been high.
The main problem is that the
government has completely failed
to pinpoint the cause of the industry's troubles. The CFDC can
continue to pour money into film
forever but Ottawa must realize
that the real problem is the lack of
distribution and exhibition.
Famous Players and Odeon
control more than 63 per cent of the
theatres in Canada and the eight
major Hollywood studios own 80
per cent of the distribution network.   Their   revenues   have   in
creased over 100 per cent since
Most producers have called for
strict legislated Canadian content
quotas and a tax levy on ticket
prices. They argue that Canada is
the only country other than the
U.S. with no quotas.
But the government has maintained a tradition of ineffective
half-measures. In 1967, Secretary
of State Judy LaMarsh called for
"more than ordinary support"
from the distributors and
exhibitors, and in 1975 Hugh
Faulkner and the theatres agreed
upon voluntary quotas. Those
quotas have not been fully applied
by either Famous or Odeon.
No government can legislate a
culture though, particularly in an
insecure and schizophrenic
country dominated by a foreign
economy. Canadian audiences
must be more receptive to
Canadian pictures if quotas are to
The CFDC has complicated
matters by proving the widely held
theory that bureaucrats are not
good businessmen. But in its latest
report it promises to stop wasting
money which is a good start.
However the Corporation can only
really serve the industry best by
being a financial support for
The only viable solution to the
crisis in the film industry is beyond
the corporation's mandate. The
ball has been passed back to Ottawa.
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Director believes in Eliza
Gordon Sheppard is the most self-assured
Canadian film maker I've ever met. He
comes on strong, believes in his movie and
his hype and is out to sell it to as many
people as possible. He has met with success
in Vancouver.
He spent a week here at the end of
November publicizing Eliza's Horoscope.
The result was a successful three-week run
at the Varsity which was cut short to allow
Odeon to honor Christmas commitments.
Eliza moved over to Victoria for three
Odeon will bring the picture back for a
return run at the Dunbar as soon as Truf-
faut's Small Change closes.
Much of the success of Eliza is due to
Sheppard's ability to get press. He appeared
on television, was interviewed by most
newspapers in the Vancouver area and
visited major radio stations. He managed to
squeeze me in between a lecture to a UBC
film class (more hype) and an interview on
CBC radio.
Sheppard is almost unique in his
technique of hustling his film. He struggled
to get it made, fought Warner Brothers for
the final editing rights and is now
distributing the film himself. It is to be
hoped that some other Canadian directors
will follow his example.
Eliza's Horoscope is a wild, interesting
but flawed movie. Fellini has been an influence on the film and it contains some of
his circus atmosphere. It is going to turn off
much of its audience but it seems to be
building up a strong cult following already.
Regardless of what you think of the picture one thing is certain, it will provoke a
strong reaction.
Page Friday: It's interesting that like
most English Canadian directors you began
as a documentary film maker. Yet, unlike
the others, that background is not reflected
in your feature.
Sheppard: I guess it's there to a certain
extent by really Eliza's Horoscope is a
serious fairy tale, an adult fairy tale. I'm
tired of doing documentaries so I've consciously moved away from the style.
PF: One idea I picked up from your film
was that life can't be controlled. Would you
Sheppard: Well, I think rather that while
there may be ways your life can be divined
you've got to be awfully careful about how
you try and divine that pattern. It's
susceptible to misinterpretation if your
perceptions aren't any good.
In the story, the girl gets a prediction
which ultimately proves to be true about
who her love is going to be but she doesn't
fulfill it because she misinterprets it.
Instead of looking for a man who is handsome and full of riches in a spiritual sense
she looks for a guy who is good looking and
wealthy. She completes misses the point.
That kind of misinterpretation is a real
PF: She sees it in a very North American
Sheppard: Exactly.
PF: In the orgiastic scene at the Astrology
Club are you rejecting astrology, even
though the whole story revolves around a
Sheppard: No, I'm rejecting the institutionalization of a spiritual belief. I think
that's where the established churches got off
the tracks*
As soon as you take a spiritual belief out of
the streets and institutionalize it you're
creating another corporation. It has its own
rules and power struggles and manipulates
other beings and*so on. And I think that's
what is happening in the Astrology Club.
It is a group of people who have gotten
together in order to organize astrology.
Involved in all of that are many currents of
contemporary thought.
The members are male and they are
served and excited by the females. So it's a
reflection of that whole male chauvinist
thing in society. They try to bring sensuality
back into a spiritual belief by ingesting
hallucinogenic mushrooms and putting
themselves into an orgiastic state.
But that's not the answer, the institutionalizing or the exploitation. Human
beings are belittled in the process. That is
why Eliza feels it's not the way to recognize
a spiritual belief.
PF: The Indian culture is very important
to thestory. You reject organized religion in
general yet you are supportive of that of the
Indians. Do you see it as freer and more
Sheppard: Yes, but it's not simply that. I
think that any spiritual belief has to have a
geographical basis. That is why I don't
believe in the importation of religions from
the Indian subcontinent.
I think established European religions
haven't been successful because they are
imports and have their own geographical
The whites came over here and just tossed
out 30 thousand years of Indian experience
with the environment. That great respect
for nature and the sense of sacrifice of trees,
animals and plants was ignored.
So I think that the greatest lesson the
Indians can have for us now has nothing to
do with treaty land and what have you.
That's all rearguard action stuff now.
What they can give us is a sense of their
extraordinary spirituality, the things they
learned in 30 thousand years. We should turn
to the Indian models rather than Asiatic or
European ones.
That's why there is the Indian theme and
mythology running through the picture.
PF: I found Tom, who is half white, the
most interesting character in the movie
because he is struggling between two
cultures, one which he resents and the other
which he worships.
Sheppard: Right. I think he's trying to
realize his identity violently. But that's an
improper option. This is not China in the
1920s and anyone who attempts to realize
himself by violent means is asking to be
brought down.
You see Eliza's way is a pacific way. But
she does it with real courage. Some people
think she's naive but I think she is fearless.
PF: Most people would have turned and
ELIZA'S HOROSCOPE . . . looking for a handsome man full of riches
walked out of the boardinghouse. . . .
Sheppard: That's right, but she says, "I'm
here, I'll go through with this." She has
broken free of her conditioning and is willing
to go through these experiences and then
make a judgment. It's what the Jungians
call the process of individuation.
PF: Could you explain that for those of us
who aren't Jungians?
Sheppard: You confront your archetypes,
which is not an easy process. It can be extremely dangerous for the balance of the
You come to terms with your capacity for
evil and to do that you must experience evil.
And I think that's what the girl does.
I had never read Jung before but while we
were in the editing process a friend said,
"Hey, this is a Jungian picture." So I started
reading and now I'm a firm believer
because it was like a textbook of what I, and
Eliza, had been through.
PF: Did you expect the film to create the
kind of confusion it has with much of the
Sheppard: I can't really understand why
anybody who's into the Rock Generation has
trouble with the film. There is of course a
certain conditioning for a rather superficial
viewing of movies.
But if you just let the bloody thing wash
over you as you would an album like Sgt.
Pepper you can have a terrific time. The
meanings will come to you in time.
PF: But most people do not have the
luxury of seeing a film as often as they can
listen to a record.
Sheppard: I understand that. Perhaps
video cassettes will eventually change that.
PF: How did you get an actress as well
known as Lila Kedrova to work with you?
Sheppard: Actually I just called her on the
phone. I found out where she was, called
her, sent her a script and went to see her.
Eventually we just firmed it up.
PF: It's that easy?
Sheppard: You just have to get your head
into a certain place. Particularly with actors because they're the most uncertain
people in the world. They don't know who
they are, that's why they are acting.
PF: You're distributing the film yourself
in Canada. How about in the U.S.?
Sheppard: Yeah.
PF: Are you going to live through it? Will
you take it from city to city?
Sheppard: Probably, up until a certain
point. I'd give myself another six months
and then it should really take off.
If you get a few critics who call it a
masterpiece you're on your way. And finally
if you get a New York voice like Pauline
Kael saying it then you've struck gold
across America.
I suspect eventually I'll hire a staff to
handle the picture because I own it for the
next 10 years.
PF: What do you think of what has been
happening in the Canadian film industry?
Sheppard: I've been in L.A. a lot so I don't
really know.
PF: Well, would you like to see content
Sheppard: Yeah, I would think that would
help. It's chicken and the egg, you know?
You need quotas to produce enough movies
to create an interest in the movies.
But you also need more positive attitudes.
The negativity that runs around the
Canadian film industry is just crazy.
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Hollywood shoots Canada
As everyone knows, Canada is an
immense wilderness covered with
vast forests and unmelting mounds
of snow. It is populated by jovial
French Canadian trappers,
bloodthirsty Indians, treacherous
half-breeds, and of course,
regiments of duty-bound Mounties.
At least this is the picture
Hollywood has impressed on the
minds of millions.
There was a time when Canada
was a setting popular with
American filmmakers. In his
book, Hollywood's Canada, Pierre
Berton laments the hundreds of
unfortunate films that were based
on "Canadian" themes. He expresses an understandable anguish
over our lack of a unified Canadian
identity, laying a great deal of the
blame on Hollywood.
At a time when Canada was
young and lacking an inspiring
folklore of its own, the Americans
created their own version of a
Canadian tradition. Consequently,
Canadians have a distorted picture
of their national heritage — as do
countless viewers abroad.
Cinema 16 is now featuring its
Hollywood Looks at Canada film
series inspired by Berton's book.
Berton mentions that of almost
600 pictures, only six were "purposely funny". But the obvious
errors in set and costume make the
most serious Canadian-based
movie ludicrous. Suddenly
Saskatchewan sprouts jagged
mountains and dense forests. The •
rolling prairie never dec&rated the
movie screen.
Even the Riel Rebellion is
distorted. It is brought to an end
with the aid of a visiting Texas
In one picture the Mounties
charge past the flat-topped mesas
of Arizona. Most movie makers
knew that winter never ended
north of the border, so they shot
their films in back lots full of
gypsum snow.
Earlier pictures feature the
Canadian dressed in a buckskin
suit and a coonskincap a la Daniel
Boone. But later the heroes
graduate to cowboy, hats and
gunbelts. The Canadian Northwest
became an extension of the Old
West, complete with saloons,
dancehall girls and fast-shooting
In The Far Country, Dawson City
became the typical lawless
goldrush town. The lone, ineffectual Mountie finally invites the
unruly populace to elect a marshal
to clean up the place. James
Stewart and his six-guns get the
This slight against his
hometown upset Pierre Berton a
great deal. In fact, the Klondike
was supervised by a force of 200
Mounties who were so effectual
that not one murder or hold-up
occurred on our side of the border.
In 1922 Lon Chaney gave birth to
another Canadian stereotype — the
French    Canadian,    "Pierre".
Hollywood's Mountie
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Pierre was a stocky, good-
humoured fur trapper who only
stopped grinning long enough to
burst into uncontrollable laughter.
He was childishly simple, yet
primitively violent when abused.
He was always adorned with a
toque and a five-day stubble, which
must have been difficult to
maintain over the years.
When a Mountie appears in a
movie, it is not difficult to guess
where the action is taking place.
But the movie makers seemed to
dislike the word "Canada." Instead, they referred to the country
in vague terms like "The North
Woods," "God's Country," or "The
Big Snows."
The northland was romanticized
as an untamed, unspoiled
wilderness that could cleanse the
soul of a man with its beauty. At
the same time, it was a land where
murder and rape were common
Just how effective were these
films? The world has never been
shown the real Canada, but then
neither have Canadians.
How does Canada view itself? If
Hollywood is partly to blame for its
insularity, what could have been
done to deter the confused self-
image that has developed?
Speculation leads nowhere.
Hollywood has presented a
distorted picture of its own
country,  but surely  it was  not
Hollywood's responsibility to
create the national, unified feeling
Canada lacks.
Movies are no longer being made
about Canada in the U.S. As Berton
remarks, "The task of making
films about Canada has been left at
last to the people'best able to make
them -r- ourselves."
Now ask yourself how well we
are succeeding.
NFB boosts image abroad
The National Film Board was
established in May, 1939. It's
mandate was to produce films
"designed to help Canadians in all
parts of Canada to understand the
ways of living and problems of
Canadians in other parts."
The NFB was set up following
recommendations of a report
submitted by John Grierson, who
became the board's first director.
The report formed the basis of the
federal government's National
Film Act.
The NFB's first productions
were wartime propaganda films to
boost the morale on the Home
Front. These were followed by
films aimed his reintegrating
returning soldiers into the pattern
of civilian life.
The post-war years at the NFB
were a time of uncertainty and a
search for new directions. Unsure
of their peace time role as filmmakers, the producers and
directors began moving slowly
towards more artistic and experimental productions.
It was not until the 1950s that the
Board began to show a growing
appreciation of its own national
heritage, as production shifted
from the hands of the British
filmmakers who formed the backbone of the original organization to
their Canadian trainees.
From the late 1950s to 1967 the
NFB grew rapidly in all directions,
expanding into fields such as
animation and candid
photography. Its experimental
works grew more and more
radical. The government's
austerity program of 1967 brought
this expansion to a grinding halt.
The NFB's response was to
initiate the Challenge for Change
program and its French language
counterpart, Societe Nouvelle, in
1969. These were an attempt to
move away from a purely artistic
style to documentary films dealing
with social problems.
Some recent NFB  productions
include the feature Why Rock the
Boat?, and the television series
West and Adieu Alouette.
Future plans for the Board include an examination of politics in
Canada, an ongoing program for
the next three years; a Women's
Program produced and directed
strictly by women; and a historical
study of the Mackenzie-Papineau
Today, the NFB lists over 1,000
titles in its catalogue. The Board
has offices not only in Canada, but
also in the U.S., England, Japan,
France, and India. With this sort of
worldwide distribution, the NFB
estimates its total audience to
number more than 750 million
people. In Canada, we are most
likely to encounter NFB productions in schools, on CBC television
or in theatres in the form of short
Obviously, a high profile
government agency such as the
NFB will attract a great deal of
criticism. One recurring complaint
is that NFB filmmakers take
unfair advantage of the freedom
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they are allowed, that their expenditures don't always relate to
their productivity. Another is the
Board's emphasis on producing
documentaries, rather than full-
length feature films. This lack of
dramatic fiction now appears to be
correcting itself in the latest crop
of NFB productions.
Similar incidents have sparked
demands for greater autonomy in
Board policy decisions. Within the
Board itself, French filmmakers'
attempts to break away from an
impersonal, uninvolved style and
to take a stand on current issues in
Quebec have provoked bitter infighting.
Ironically, while the Board
complains that Canadians take it
for granted, the NFB enjoys a
tremendous reputation abroad.
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Friday, January 21, 1977 Canadian film,
Directors leaving country
When Norman Jewison left Canada in 1959
and settled in New York he had reached the
pinnacle of his directing career in this
country. He had directed the Juliette show
on CBC.
That one of the most talented directors
currently working could find no challenge
greater in his home country is a sad comment on the state of Canadian television at
that time.
Jewison realized that the CBC was a dead
end. If he was to develop his talents he had
to move to an environment where he could
work on bigger and more ambitious
After four years in New York television he
directing at CBC in 1950s
moved to Hollywood to begin his successful
filmmaking career. Though he started out
directing Tony Curtis and Doris Day
comedies he quickly progressed to pictures
such as In the Heat of the Night, Fiddler on
the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar and
Imagine how different the Canadian film
industry would be if he had been able to
make those films here.
One of the major reasons why Jewison had
to leave his homeland was that he could no
longer tolerate Canada's massive inferiority
complex. He was tired of being told that
everything made in Canada was bad.
He could go no further in Canada because
no one had the courage to put their money
into a film industry. Worse, no one semed to
care whether or not there was an industry.
He had to live with the ridicule Canadians
save for their national talent.
So Canada lost a great film maker, first to
the U.S. and later to Great Britain. Today
Jewison is one of the most popular and
powerful producer-directors in the world
and Canadians love his films. Most think
he's an American.
Jewison is not the only director to flee
from the apathy of the CBC and the
Canadian public.
Edmontonian Arthur Hiller struggled in
Canada for several years. Since he left he
has directed such movies as Tobruk, Love
Story, The Man in the Glass Booth and
Silver Streak.
Shortly after he graduated from
university in the late 1950s Sidney Furie
directed two low-budget features. Neither
has yet been commercially released in
Canada but both attracted attention in
Britain. It is natural that Furie eventually
emigrated to the country which appreciated
He has since moved to the United States
and two of his recent films are Lady Sings
the Blues and Gable and Lombard.
Other Canadian directors of the 1950s who
sought fulfillment abroad include Vancouver's Daryl Duke, who worked primarily
in American television and directed the
feature Payday, Silvio Narizzano of Georgy
Girl fame, Harvey Hart and Ted Kotcheff.
That is a fair array of talent to be
overlooked by the blind Canadian public!
Nowthereis a new generation of directors
arising and they face the same problems as
down the road South?
their predecessors. They also have a new
problem most of the others did not. They can
make features but they can't get them
Don Shebib has directed four features in
the last seven years but only two have
received national release. The first, Goin'
Down the Road, was a hit and Second Wind
failed at the box office.
Like his predecessors Shebib will
probably have to move to the U.S. before his
films will be released here. He is considering doing so, as are many other
Peter Pearson (Paperback Hero), Don
Owen (Nobody Waved Goodbye, Partners),
Paul Almond (Isabel, Journey), and
William Fruet (Wedding in White, Death
Weekend) have all stated that they will go
south if they can't find work and recognition
If Canada loses another generation of film
makers it may just destroy any chances for
developing a feature film industry. By
refusing to support their good directors
Canadians are committing cultural suicide,
a favorite national pastime.
Canadians prefer the imported product
and stay away from the few theatres which
show our pictures. Although most have
never seen a Canadian film they are ready
to denounce any as junk.
Besides the directors mentioned above
there are many others worth looking into
before they are forced to become expatriates.
Allan King became internationally
famous for his documentaries Warrendale
and A Married Couple. He has just completed a film of W. O. Mitchell's Who Has
Seen the Wind?
Quebec's most famous director, Claude
Jutra, has directed two programs for the
CBC series For the Record which will be
shown this season. He is best known for Mon
Oncle Antoine.
Les Ordres director Michel Brault shared
the best director award at Cannes in 1975
with Constantin Costa-Gavras and is
planning a new project. Denys Arcand's
film, Rejeanne Padovani, created a stir at
the New York Film Festival three years
Gilles Carle is a cornerstone of the
Quebecois film industry, although his films
are becoming more abstract and less in-
Quebecois director
teresting. Two of his earlier features, Les
Males and the True Nature of Bernadette,
are his masterpieces.
UBC has even contributed some feature
film makers to the industry. Besides Daryl
Duke and Allan King there have been the
more recent graduates Larry Kent and Tom
Kent produced a film in 1963 that was
partially financed by the unusually daring
AMS. It was an arty, low-budget affair
entitled Bitter Ash and became popular on
university campuses. Kent has since moved
to Montreal and faded into obscurity.
Shandel started with the NFB and CBC
and later directed the interesting but unsuccessful Another Smith for Paradise.
The latest director to come out of UBC is
Peter Bryant, an instructor for the Theatre
department's film program. He has made a
low-budget feature called The Supreme Kid
which should be opening in Vancouver
within the next few months.
It should be obvious by now that Canada
has produced many talented film makers.
Some of the best of the filmmakers like
Daryl Duke, Silvio Narizzano and Harvey
Hart have returned to help develop the industry even more.
The talent is here, even though the
majority of people refuse to believe it. The
time has come for the government, the CBC,
private investors and especially the public
to wake up and recognize that it should not
be necessary to go the U.S. anymore. We
can make it happen here.
UBC film course good beginning
If you gaped at the camera angles in
Citizen Kane and said, "Gee, I'd like to do
that," the film section of the UBC theatre
department is for you.
Three years and several thousand dollars
later, you can move to London or California
and look for a job.
Actually, there are quite a few UBC film
program graduates working in this country.
Since its founding in 1969, the program has
become what theatre professor Joan
Reynertson calls "one of the best in
The success of the program and its
graduates is due largely to faculty with wide
experience in filmmaking, headed by
Reynertson, and heavy investment in
"We have a good equipment complement,
but our production fund is non-existent,"
says Reynertson. "One of our major
problems is that students see how expensive
it is to learn film.
"It's training in reality — that's how we
rationalize it."
Students in the film program must pay for
their own raw stock (undeveloped film) and
developing costs. Some cameras are
available — which is fortunate, as the cost of
a small 16 mm. camera can run as high as
And the cost to the student?
"It depends on the student and the kind of
work he wants"to do," says Reynertson.
"Most students want a portfolio by the time
they graduate, which is what is going to get
them a job. Presumably you could spend
only your lab fees, which are relatively
small. One of my students — I think he got a
Canada Council grant — spent $10,000."
In addition to camera work, there are
courses in editing, direction, animation, and
film history, aesthetics and criticism.
Theatre 230 (introduction to film and
television) and theatre 330 (history of film)
have virtually unlimited enrolment, but all
other courses are limited to 12 students
Reynertson says she is satisfied with the
undergraduate program, but wants a
graduate program in addition.
"To offer an MFA (master of fine arts) we
need one more faculty member, which is
unfortunate because we have a lot of
requests for it, we have the equipment for it
and we have qualified people for it," she
The only full-time faculty member other
than Reynertson is John Newton, producer-
director of several prize-winning films. Two
working filmmakers teach part time: Al
Sens, who has been an animator for 20
years, and Peter Bryant, a Canadian
filmmaker currently planning a feature
Reynertson began her 20-year career in
films at the age of five, in Hollywood.
"If you saw That's Entertainment, you
saw bits of my films," she says. "It was a
Reynertson is optimistic that the
department will receive funds for a
graduate program "as soon as there is any
shift in the economy." There is no graduate
school in filmmaking in Canada.
"It would be the best film school in North
America," says Reynertson of the proposed
two-year program. "And that's including
the ones in the U.S."
Despite the lack of a graduate program,
film students from UBC have found work in
milieux as diverse as the National Film
Board, American films shot in Canada, and
local theatre groups such as Tamahnous.
But those seeking graduate programs must
go to England or the U.S.
"We have 99 per cent of the material and
staff we need," says Reynertson. "It's only
the one per cent that's missing.
"Of course, there's a lot of people who
don't see the value in training people for
film. What they don't realize is that 90 per
cent of our ideas come from film and
training in reality"
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Stay home on Friday night
Considering the narrowness of
theme and plot, A Collier's Friday
Night is a well written play, but a
reading of it reveals why D. H.
Lawrence decided to expand it into
the novel, Sons and Lovers.
A Collier's Friday Night
By D. H. Lawrence
Directed by Jane Heyman
Frederic Wood Theatre
Until Jan. 24
More difficult to understand is
the UBC theatre department's
decision to stage the play. Granted,
the sensitivity and understatement
of Lawrence's dialogue are still
effective. But the theme of the play
— friction within the family as a
result of societal pressures in pre-
First World War England — is
tired and dated.
Perhaps producer John
Brockington was thinking of his
budget when the play was selected.
All three acts take place in just one
setting (albeit an excellent one).
This might have appealed to
whomever handles the department's bookkeeping, especially
since Brockington threw caution to
the winds in his lavish production
of The Boys From Syracuse.
More likely the play was chosen
because it presents a challenge to
the cast. With little room to move,
either physically or emotionally,
the characters could all too easily
descend into caricature, but
manage somehow to retain
Although Mrs. Lambert, the coal
miner's wife (played by Sharon
Romero) is supposed to be the
central figure in the family, she is
overshadowed by Matthew
Walker's Lambert. Sporting a
receding hairline, a full beard and
a convincing accent (Yorkshire or
Lancashire, I think), Walker's
ranting against his family, the
mine and the world in general
provide all of the play's excitement
and most of its humor.
This is not to say that Romero is
weak. The only flaw in her performance is her accent, which
falters from time to time — a
problem shared by most of the cast
(and many Yorkshiremen). Mrs.
Lambert is guardian of the
family's emotional and financial
accounts, but the script emphasizes the latter role. As a result,
she is no more sympathetic a
character than her husband, and
sometimes even less. Her outward
demeanor' wavers between
stoicism and bitterness, and only in
the final scene of the play does she
show any real warmth.
Lawrence manages a couple of
snipes at the pretensions of both
the working class and the
university student. One of Lambert's fellow miners is taking piano
lessons, and gives an hilarious offstage recital. Ernest impresses his
girl friend Maggie (Joy Staffberg)
with dreadfully derivative verse —
which must have come easily to
Ernest and his sister Nellie
(Colleen Winton) seldom transcend the roles of props for their
parents or foils for Ernest's
previous girl friend, Beatrice Wyld
(Margaret Kyle), but again, this is
the author's fault, not the players.
Despite their insignificance, the
scenes involving the young people
are the brightest in the play, and
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Ernest's tirade against the
uselessness of college was well
received by the audience.
As usual, stage carpenters Ron
Vague and Don Griffiths, and the
students of Theatre 350 who
comprise the stage crew, are to be
applauded for their excellent work
on the set. From waterstained
wallpaper, running water, and gas
lamps to the antimacassar on the
armchair, the kitchen is letter
During the third act, there is a
good   deal   of   business   centred
around three loaves of bread which
Ernest must remove from the
hearth stove. He forgets them as he
prattles to Maggie and Beatrice
about French poetry, and is
brought back to earth when they
It is an appropriate focus for this
slice-of-life play. Lawrence
remains earthbound throughout,
never really coming to grips with
the subtler bonds and conflicts of
the family. And his women, as
ever, are two dimensional.
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The scene: Aldo's bar, New
York, 1951; a quiet little place
where the wretched come to drown
their sorrows. They try to forget
their miseries, but only succeed in
reliving them.
The Blues
By Hrant Alianak
Directed by Hrant Alianak
At the David Y.H. Lui Theatre
Until Jan. 22
Aldo the bartender, "perennial
cig" hanging from his mouth,
stands beside the cash register
staring into space. Ripples, a lady
of the streets, tells the details of
her sordid life. In the background
Billie Holiday croons her sad songs
— they call it the Blues.
Contrary to what you might
think. The Blues is not a sad play.
It is absurd, melodramatic and
bizarre — in short, it should be
taken as seriously as Mary Har-
man, Mary Hartman.
The characters — Aldo the
bartender. Ripples the hooker (any
relation to Bubbles?), Tyrone the
angry young novelist ( a Jack
Kerouac prototype) and Virginia,
the Salvation Army girl — live the
blues but we can't pity them.
They're too ridiculous — just
cardboard stereotypes pinned up
for our amusement. They writhe
and moan in their despair, never
suspecting that they are only
characters in a play.
The blues are a common human
experience. The play appeals to
this element. However, the suffering of the characters is absurd,
implying that all human suffering
(and life in general) is absurd. Are
we all just characters in a play?
Now that's an absurd question.
Talk about absurdity — in the
course of the play Ripples moons
over her pimp, falls in love and
kills herself with sleeping pills;
Virginia is liquored up and taken in
the back room by Aldo (in the
process becoming a refugee from
the Salvation Army); Tyrone has
his novel rejected and falls
hopelessly in love. Meanwhile,
Aldo still stares into space,
"perennial cig" hanging out of his
mouth. A background voice-over
such as that on the Dick Tracy
show sets the scene and announces
shifts in the action.
Of course, at the end of the play
everyone is still unhappy, its
melodramatic nature remaining
intact. Nothing is resolved or
gained: a few days have passed;
an unhappy woman has killed
herself; everyone has fallen in love
with sad results.
Probably the only thing that will
come out of the whole mess is a
successful novel by Tyrone dealing
with the squalid extremities of the
human condition.
"The place was Aldo's Bar in
New York. The year, 1951 . . ."
The play is superbly acted by
veteran performers. They take the
stereotypes of their characters to
the dizzying heights suggested in
the script. Alex Diakun, who has
acted extensively for the
Playhouse Theatre, is especially
entertaining as Aldo the
philosopher-psychiatrist bartender.
Hrant Alianak, the writer/-
director, is a prolific Toronto-
based playwright. He has written
more than 16 plays which have
been presented in such Toronto
theatres as Theatre Passe
Muraille, Factory Theatre Lab,
and Toronto Free Theatre.
The Blues is well-written and
counts among his more important
plays. It premiered in Toronto last
year and has recently been successfully presented at the National
Arts Centre in Ottawa.
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Friday, January 21, 1977 entertainment
Cheech, Chong unchanged
It is true that Cheech and Chong
tell old jokes, that some of their
material is tasteless, and that they
are an anachronism from a bygone
decade. It is also true that they are
This is because they are
comedians who have never lost
sight of their primary objective:
making people laugh.
Sunday, Jan. 16 at the War
Memorial Gymnasium they succeeded in keeping 2,000 people
chortling and guffawing for the
duration of their show in spite of
dragging out some old skits that
were only marginally humorous
the first time around.
As an ending for an otherwise
pleasant evening, they played
Ralph and Herbie, the two
scatological dogs. Unlike other bits
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from their records that were
performed, Ralph and Herbie's
lines weren't changed in any
significant way. As Herbie once
again admired Ralph's shit, the
audience's laughter dissolved into
embarrassed smiles.
Most of the rest of the show was
well received, even the drawn out
routines about flatulence, which
for some undiscernible reason has
elicited laughs since before
Of course, anyone who attends a
Cheech and Chong performance is
expecting, nay, paying for raunch
and esoteric dope jokes, both of
which were served up in plenty
with a gleeful energy.
If Cheech and Chong are
sophomoric, it is only because they
have a good eye for their audience.
Where I had expected Kitsilano to
empty its furriest freaks into the
gym Sunday, the crowd coming
through the door at eight looked
like a hundred carbon copies of my
second-year English class.
True to form, however, they lit
up joints by the score as the lights
went,down at nine, numbing
themselves to any sophistication
that might, by chance, appear in
front of them.
Cheech and Chong may be a lot
better when you're stoned, but they
wouldn't be much good at all if they
weren't thorough professionals.
They added life to many of their
oldest and most familiar routines
with the use of fine acting and
Their best trick was turning
audience response into audience
participation, giving the box-like
gym the feeling of a nightclub. By
enjoying themselves and carefully
manipulating the audience into
giving them specific straight lines
when they needed them, they built
up an intimacy that came close to
closing the distance between the
two figures on stage and the dopers
perched in the top row of
For that matter, they could
probably be best enjoyed in a
nightclub, especially one that
didn't charge from $5.50 up.
It is ironic that 2,000 people
would pay that kind of money a
head to see two comedians who left
Vancouver some years ago for lack
of work.
In a conversation before the
show Chong said, "we worked as
much as we could in Canada — two
gigs." He laughed. They took the
usual route to acceptance through
the United States, where the
economic facts of life are easier on
aspiring performers. "For our
kind of act, there was, at the time,
one, maybe two places we could
play in Vancouver. In L.A. there's
eight million people. You can move
around playing one or two places in
each neighborhood."
Nor can a large act be run from a
Canadian city once it is
established, they said. The two
one-time residents of the East End
are south of the border to stay.
At one point in the conversation
Chong started a sentence, "as a
Chinese-American — I mean
Canadian . . ." and went on to
explain "I like coming back here —
the Chinese food is much better —
but I live in the States."
Their concessions to a Canadian
audience were few. They slipped
Canadian content lines into a
couple of skits (porno theatre skit:
"Good God, Martha, look at those
cheeks — looks like John Diefenbaker with his eyes closed,") and
had a beer commercial starring a
French-Canadian hockey player
that was perhaps the worst thing in
the show.
In playing Martha and satirizing
a punk rock star, Cheech showed
he had nice legs, but his French-
Canadian accent is atrocious,
though not half as atrocious as the
joke he told with it.
Cheech and Chong though, answered all criticisms at the end of
the show. "... if we have offended
BLIND MELON . . . sucking for laughs
—geof wheelwright photos
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would like to tell you from the
bottoms of our hearts that we don't
give a shit." And why should they?
Both they and the audience exited
laughing, the audience back to the
res to read Atwood, the comics to
L.A, to visit the bank.
Sheppard speaks
From PF 3
The Toronto clique has to be
overcome. Each region should
concentrate on itself. There is no
reason why Vancouver should look
towards Toronto for guidance,
your heads are much higher here.
You are as far ahead of Toronto as
California is ahead of New York.
PF: Eliza has a very European
feel to it. Who are some of your
favorite directors?
Sheppard: Well I've certainly
been   influenced   by   people   like
FeMini, Bergman, Kurosawa and
Losey. I've looked at Truffaut. I
went through a period of looking
very hard at European directors.
I'm probably looking harder now
at the American directors. There is
a real vitality right now in much of
the American cinema.
I think you can see my dual interest in Eliza's Horoscope. It has
European overtones but
technically it is a North American
film. The Hollywood technicians
loved it.
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Page Friday, 7 entertainment
VSO thin fare
Bombast and boredom rubbed
shoulders at the first Vancouver
Symphony Orchestra Main Series
concert of 1977. Berlioz, Bloch and
Richard Strauss provided a
musical bill of fare that was like a
cheap Chinese smorgasbord:
completely glutted for very little
money on noodles and vegetables,
one craves substance very soon
The pieces in question were
Berlioz' Benvenuto Cellini Overture, Ernest Bloch's Schelomo for
Cello and Orchestra and Richard
Strauss' Symphonia Domestica,
op. 53.
Of the three, perhaps the Berlioz
fared best of all, primarily because
of its brevity. The emotionally and
cerebrally insubstantial ideas
were expounded in short order and
the piece was mercifully over
before it began to offend. The VSO,
with Kazuyoshi Akiyama at the
helm, expertly dispensed with this
cheap, showy bauble in minutes
flat. All the performance lacked
was a section of cheerleaders and a
football game to follow.
But Bloch's Schelomo followed.
It proved to be the antithesis of a
football game. In the Benvenuto
Cellini Overture, Berlioz does not
seek profundity but in Schelomo,
Bloch does. He seeks but does not
find. He seeks methodically and
laboriously, supposing somehow
that by flattening a great many of
the supertonic notes, he can
somehow "Hebrew-ize" it.
Schelomo is a nice piece to
dream to. In fact one wishes that
concert hall facilities included
enough space to stretch out in
comfort and doze off completely.
This would be marvellous during
those lengthy stretches of musical
rhetoric in which composers begin
to take themselves too seriously
and to pontificate and belabor their
musical points endlessly.
This is not to say that the soloist,
Jack Mendelsohn, (the VSO's
principal cellist), is not a very fine
musician in every way. To the
contrary, he played the Bloch with
obvious spiritual empathy and a
sure technical command. But the
work remained a boring piece very
well performed.
One is reluctant to dignify either
Richard Strauss' Sinfonia
Domestica or the VSO's performance of it with serious comment. A brontosaurus of a piece
with similarly gargantuan, but
typically Straussian orchestral
forces, the Symphonia Domestica
wallows along in its interminable
way, saying essentially nothing
several times over.
Is this work really supposed to be
a musical portrayal of his own
domestic life as Strauss saw it? If
so, he must have spent a lot of
rainy afternoons with a great
many boring but vociferous
The performance was typical of
Akiyama to the last grace note.
Lacking any semblance of
cohesion or unity, Akiyama's
"interpretation" wandered its way
routinely until well into the Finale
when suddenly he began to whip
theorchestra into a rousing frenzy.
This cheap, but reliable interpretative standby (a standard
tactic used with second-rate
music) succeeded perfectly.
Tumultuous accolades showered
on orchestra and conductor and the
audience left the hall contented,
probably barely even remembering the title of the piece, let
alone any melodies from it by the
time they reached home.
A fervent prayer is proferred
that Akiyama does not propagate
as many performances of the
Symphonia Domestica in the next
four years as he has the Respighi
Pines of Rome in the last four.
The   Lavender   Troubadour,   a
play dealing with homosexuality
and gay lifestyles written and
performed by Rebecca Valrejean,
will be presented tonight at 8 p.m.
in Hebb Theatre. Tickets $1.50 at
the door.
A Collier's Friday Night ends
Saturday Jan. 22 at the Frederic
Wood Theatre. Tickets are $2 for
students and shows are at 8 p.m.
Metalsmithing by Heikki Seppa,
prints, drawings and photographs
by Bob Steele, and paintings by Joy
Long are showing at the Burnaby
Art Gallery. On Sunday at 2:30
p.m. the gallery presents a
selection of ceremonial music from
four centuries entitled Fanfares
and fuges free for the listening.
Surfacing Systems continues at
the UBC Fine Arts Gallery until
Jan. 29. This is an exhibition of
recent grid patterns and notational
approaches in painting and
drawing. The gallery is open from
10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday.
Echo and the West End Community Centre are presenting a
weekly series of poetry readings at
the centre each Sunday. There will
be open readings from 2 to 3 p.m.
followed by readings from
scheduled poets from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
This Sunday's poets are Paul
Belserene, Roslyn Smythe, and
Richard Lemm.
The film schedule at Pacific
Cinematheque this week is as
follows. Friday Jan. 21 at 7 and 9
p.m.. Part-time Work of a
Domestic Slave, the story of a
housewife and mother who works
as    a    part-time    abortionist.
Saturday Jan. 22 at 7, 9:15 and
11:30 p.m. Stavisky, the life of
Serge Alexandre (alias Sacha
Stavisky). Wednesday Jan. 26 at 7
and 9:30 p.m., Ulysses, a film
version of James Joyce's novel.
Thursday Jan. 27 at 7 and 9 p.m.,
Wait Until Dark, with Audrey
Hepburn portraying a blind lady
who's life is threatened by a heroin
trafficker. All tickets are $1.50 and
shows are screened at 1155 W.
The Vancouver East Cultural
Centre's production of Charley's
Aunt ends Saturday Jan. 22.
Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Disasters of
the Sun, a special concert-
celebration in honor of B.C.
composer Barbara Pentland's 65th
birthday, is at the V.E.C.C. Sunday
Jan. 23. The music is a setting of
poetry by Dorothy Livesay for
mezzo, string trio, flute, horn,
marimba, piano, percussion, bells
and tape. The show is at 8 p.m. and
tickets for students are $2.50 His
Girl Friday is this Monday's rnovi<;
at the VECC. Cary Grant plays a
domineering editor and Posa'ind
Russel an unscrupulous c ime
reporter. Showtime is 8 p.m and
tickets are $1.25.
Your turn
Page Friday will be publishing
its annual Creative Arts issue on
Friday, March 4.
Student poems, short stories,
graphics and photos are welcome.
Entries should be submitted to
Room 241K, SUB, by Friday, Feb.
25. Entries will be returned if
accompanied by a self-addressed
stamped envelope.
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Page Friday, S drama
School gets top marks
As the lights dim and Bill
Millerd's production of The School
for Scandal begins, the first thing
one notices is the gaudy, almost
tacky costumes.
The second is the extravagant
use of make-up — one has the
feeling that the poor make-up
artist has finally succumbed to
pressure and gone mad. It soon
appears, however, that only some
actors are painted in this manner,
and as the play progresses the
audience realizes that only those
characters who spread scandal are
heavily made up.
The School for Scandal
By Richard Sheridan
Directed by Bill Millerd
At the Arts Club
Until Feb. 12
The School for Scandal is
Richard Sheridan's eighteenth
century comedy of manners. In it,
Sheridan criticizes the manners
and conventions of what he felt was
an artificial, sophisticated society.
The characters are types rather
than individuals, and the plot is
less important than atmosphere,
dialogue and satire. There is also
an undertone of amiability which
makes the play winning as well as
The reason The School for
Scandal has been so successful
over the years is probably due to
the inclusion of a number of time-
tested elements: mistaken identity, lovers kept apart but finally
rewarded, the exposure of
hypocrisy, and the mockery of a
country girl taken in by city life.
Like most authors of the
eighteenth century, Sheridan uses
satire. The most obvious satire is
against scandal and its effects.
Lady Sneerwell is actually running
a school which instructs its pupils
about the intricacies of gossip. The
majority of characters in the play
love to spread scandal. Sir Peter
and Maria, however, act as the
"chorus of decency" to remind us
that not all people like this.
Other features satirized are
hypocrisy, seen at its best in the
figure of Joseph Surface, and the
desire to be in fashion displayed by
Lady Teazle. Money lenders and
the importance of ancestors are
also ridiculed by Sheridan. The
satire in this play is certainly one
of its most important aspects.
Each director adds his own innovations to a play, some more
successfully than others. Bill
Millerd is one of the successful
ones. He has retained most of the
original plot and dialogue but has
changed a sentence here and there
to increase the humour of a particular situation.
Sir Benjamin Backbite is the
character who has been altered the
most. He is portrayed here as a
young queen garbed in a charming
peach-coloured suit with pink and
green striped lapels, white
stockings and green shoes with
rhinestone buckles. His hair is also
a lovely shade of green and his lips
a brilliant ruby-red.
The characters themselves were
very well played. The characterization of Lady Teazle by
Elizabeth Rukavina was especially
pleasing. But Owen Foran as Sir
Peter, David Schurmann as Joseph
Surface and Winston Revert as
Charles Surface also deserve
special mention. These four particularly shine in the celebrated
"screen scene", where their
timing and delivery are almost
The competence of the stage
crew should also be mentioned. It
is often the case that one has to
wait for what seems an interminable length of time for the
stage hands to dash madly about
preparing for the next scene, but
during this performance they were
exceptionally quick. The set
changes were performed in semi-
darkness to the sound of taped
Eighteenth Century music.
This play, which made people
laugh two hundred years ago, will
still make them laugh today.
Visit Our Town
On Thursday, Jan. 14 Janus
Theatre, a recently formed
professional theatre troup, opened
at the York Theatre with a
rejuvenated and highly communicative production of Thornton
Wilder's drama, Our Town.
Directed by Simon Webb, the
performance displayed an informality only rarely expressed
among local theatre.
Our Town
By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Simon Webb
At the York Theatre
Until Jan. 29
Mathew McGarry plays the
Stage Manager and narrator who
takes us on a journey to Grover's
Corner, a small New Hampshire
town where two families are
brought into focus. We witness
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graduate, marry and eventually
The theme is a simple one, brief
and direct. After Emily Webb dies
she is given a chance to relive one
day in her life. She quickly
discovers that people just don't
appreciate the blessed trifles life
has to offer, until of course, it's too
The onstage action flatters and
accommodates this simple and
direct theme. Far upstage the
actors, some of whom have up to
five parts each, make use of
essential clothing and props and
replace many cumbersome props
with mime. The Janus Company
members, all Langara graduates,
once again display their
disciplined ensemble approach so
characteristic of high quality
performances at Studio 58.
One laughs at the succession of
bitter-sweet vignettes: first love
sprouting over an ice-cream soda,
the half-wit six foot four inch
sheriff and the innocence and
ignorance of these smalltown
people. Cliched? No.
The play is staged and performed with simplicity and candor
and the action and theme are
related in two acts which run less
than two hours.
At times the characters are
overplayed and the acting too
amateurish. However, this is
compensated for by the performers' successful flair for improvisation.
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Friday, January 21, 1977 Friday, January 21, 1977
Page 17
Deputy Doug sells the frontier
Ubyssey co-editor Vohanka analyzes a
recent speech by UBC administration
president Doug Kenny.
UBC administration president Doug
Kenny is a very different man from arts
dean Doug Kenny.
The extent of the difference is clear in a
speech Kenny delivered Tuesday to the
Prince George Rotary Club.
Former arts dean Kenny — then known as
Doug the Thug — was a tough man who
wasn't interested in what relative outsiders
like students and junior faculty had to say
about the way he made decisions within his
faculty or about the decisions themselves.
Administration president Kenny preaches
understanding and partnership between
UBC and the people of B.C. No longer are
there outsiders.
"I am here today to talk about another
more important partnership — the partnership between the University of British
Columbia and the people of this province.
"The fact is that you people of the Prince
George area and we people at the university
have a lot in common," Kenny's speech
And to administration president Kenny
there are no barriers to communication.
"We can do a better job if we know more
about your needs and your problems. But we
speech are of the frontier and of survival of
that frontier.
"The basic fact is this: the province of
British Columbia is a frontier society. We
are new, we are growing, independent and
"What are the characteristics of a frontier
society? Frontier people are independent,
they're practical, they're aggressive and
they look forward, not back.
"UBC is also a frontier community. Like
you, we live and work on the edge of the
future. Like you, we're independent-
minded, we tend to think our own way, to
make our own decisions, to resist undue
interference with our right and duty to do
our job as we see it."
The talk about the frontier is window-
dressing — what is significant is the talk of
survival which follows.
"Together we face two basic problems.
The first problem is how to survive on the
frontier. The environment we have to deal
with is not only cold but complex; not just
tough but shifty. The main threat on today's
frontier is future shock.
"The second problem is something more.
It's not enough just to be able to survive on
the frontier. We have to learn how to thrive
on the frontier.
"It's no longer sufficient just to cope with
the present, Which is hard. We have to be
able to cope with the future, which is much
are involved with them — he links the
research projects going on at Point Grey
with the farmers, ranchers and foresters in
the Prince George frontier land.
He explains that practical research with
specific applications is the result of
theoretical ideas and pure research in
science, the humanities and social sciences.
The threats of cutbacks have been strong
enough to work the transformation of Kenny
from the thug to the salesman.
And though it's funny to see him forced
into the role of the preacher of partnership
and understanding, there's something
drastically wrong with the kind of sales
pitch he's making.
The attitude of UBC supremacy belongs
with the ivory tower and isolation cliches
that Kenny tries so hard to avoid.
"Frontier people are independent, they're
practical, they're aggressive and they look
forward, not back."
also need to know more about your hopes
and dreams.
"What possibilities do you see? Tell us
about them. I invite you to write to us — to
me personally, to deans or faculty members, to your sons and daughters who may
be at UBC — and let us know your needs,
your ideas, your questions.
"I promise we will listen thoughtfully to
what you have to say. And I promise we'll
answer every letter," his speech ends.
What brought about the transformation of
arts dean Kenny to president Kenny?
Some of the reasons are clear in the
lengthy middle part of Kenny's Prince
George speech.
For example, it's no accident that the
major  images   and   themes   of  Kenny's
harder. Not just prepare for the future, but
create the future.
"If we can't do it for ourselves, someone
else will do it for us — and I don't think we
want to live in a future somebody else has
imposed on us," Kenny says.
The words of survival and imposition of
the future are not simply abstract principles
couched in pretty phrases to lull yawning
They are part of an almost desperate sales
But before Kenny makes the bid, he
provides a long list of numbers and figures
and programs provided by UBC that help all
of us frontier people to learn survival skills
in the world of future shock.
He lists projects and names people who
Then he works up to the sales pitch.
"That's how the university is a lot more
practical than you might think. We have to
consider impractical possibilities now so
that 60 years from now we'll have some
practical ones to work with.
"How can we work together? How can we
collaborate, not just to survive on this new
frontier we live in, but to conquer it? How
can we use our common strengths to protect
our independence and our freedom?
"I've tried to make it clear that we are
willing and eager to join with you in doing
the job. And we need your help. Don't worry.
I'm not asking you for money. But there are
other ways of working together that are just
as important.
"First, we need your understanding of the
importance of the university for our future. I
ask you to recognize that and support that
need, not just for UBC's sake, but for your
owh sake as well.
"In a time of economic restraint like this,
a lot of people — both in and out of government — are questioning whether universities aren't just a luxury. They are not.
They are a necessity, unless we want to give
up our future.
"So the first thing I'm asking from you as
partners is: keep an open mind and take the
long view."
The language is measured; yet there is
desperation in the message.
There is reason for it. The provincial
government's education cutbacks are a
serious challenge to the university's ability
to survive at the status quo level. And those
cutbacks threaten Kenny's hopes and
dreams of a thriving frontier.
Kentiy does not talk about the importance
of all three of B.C.'s public universities — he
is concerned only for the future of "the
university" and that's UBC.
The attitude is reflected in the choice of
words for the speech.
He begins his ideal of partnership by
talking about "the partnership between the
University of British Columbia and the
people of this province."
He encourages the Prince George
businessmen "to learn more about your
university." Singular, not plural. The
university, not the three universities.
And throughout the rest of his speech, the
references are to "the university" not to the
The attitude of UBC supremacy — or UBC
as the only real university — belongs with
the ivory tower and isolation cliches that
Kenny tries so hard to avoid and deny in the
rest of his speech.
It smacks of the same sour grapes attitude
that pervaded UBC's response to the
Winegard report on education in B.C.'s non-
metropolitan areas. When that report didn't
make UBC the body to control and coordinate the proposed multi-campus
university, UBC wanted no part of it.
Tough luck. But it's not all that surprising.
After all, it could be expected of Kenny to
take a cause that's motherhood — and then
alienate people by the sales pitch.
It's just too bad that it had to happen at a
time when the universities — all of them —
need to work together to pressure the
government to spend money on education,
instead of competing against one another.
IN 1977
The Engineering Department is anticipating several
vacancies for Engineers graduating in 1977. The
positions will be in various Divisions of the
Department and could involve Sewer Design,
Engineering Systems Research and Economic and
Feasibility studies. There are excellent
opportunities for rotation within the Divisions of
the Department enabling the Engineer-in-Training
to obtain a valuable background in Municipal
Interviews will be held on Campus on February 1st
and 3rd, 1977. Appointments should be arranged
now by contacting the Placement Division, Office
of Student Services.
Monday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m.
in the student council chambers (SUB 206)
The duties of the Grad Class Council are:
1. To act as a Board of Directors of the Grad Class,
2. To have control of all Grad Class activities.
You should be at this meeting if:
1. You have been elected or appointed by your Undergraduate Society or
Association to represent them on the Grad Class Council,
2. You will be graduating this year and wish to be a member of the Grad
Class Council,
3. You can think of any reason(s) why you should attend.
The first item of business will be the election of the Grad Class Executive (ie
President, Secretary, Treasurer, etc.).
Problems?   Questions?  Information?
Contact Alex Siabo (224-4094) Page  18
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For further information phone
291-8993 or write to T. L., Box
26, Station A, Vancouver.
Hot to be a Trot?
Even if not, the Trotskyist
League invites you to attend their
bi-weekly class series on
Classes are free and open to all
with a serious interest in
socialism, the League earnestly
entreats. The series kicks off Jan.
30 with a lecture called For
International Proletarian
It's Aggie Week next week, and
Aggies, those wonderful,
kind-hearted human beings, will
be selling apples to raise money
for their favorite project, the
Children's Hospital.
Aggies will pop up all over
campus to make your decision to
buy their apples all the easier.
Other    Aggie    Week    features
include Tuesday's boat races and
something called "Aggie sports"
on Wednesday and Thursday,
outside SUB.
If you have some spare time
and are interested in helping
people, consider volunteering at
the Vancouver  Resources Board.
The VRB needs volunteers to
spend  time  with  kids — talking
Tween classes
Meeting, noon, IH lounge.
Informal     lecture,     8     p.m.,     Bu.
Phyllis Auty speaks, 8:15 p.m., IRC
Hockey   broadcast,   7   p.m.,   on  the
Discussion, noon, Bu. penthouse.
Guest lecture, noon, Angus 223.
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
Folk song group, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,
SUB 213; ballroom dancing, 7 p.m.,
SUB     212;    sports    night,    7:30    to
10:30   p.m.,    winter   sports   centre
gym A.
General meeting, noon, SUB 211.
Film,    Pioneer,    2:30    p.m.,    SUB
Hamburger weekend cancelled due
to no snow.
Thunderbird hockey, 7 p.m., on
CITR radio.
Men's gymnastics team competition,
UBC vs Portland state and U. of
Nebraska, 7 p.m., PE unit 2
Free sailing, all day, Jericho sailing
centre, weather permitting.
Regatta eliminations, 9 a.m.,
Jericho sailing centre.
General practice, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.,
SUB party room.
Contemporary dance class (every
Monday), 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., SUB
party room.
Newsletter pickup session,  noon to
1:30 p.m. until Friday, SUB 216A.
Free   Cantonese    class,   noon,   Bu.
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Basketbirds play Dinosaurs
as McKay and Bohn return
The UBC Thunderbirds
basketball team will be back at full
strength this weekend when it
takes on the University of Calgary
The 'Birds have been plagued by
injuries to their two biggest men in
the past four games. UBC centre
Mike McKay was injured Jan. 7 in
a game against the University of
Alberta. McKay has been bothered
much of the season with a
recurring knee injury. But X-rays
taken Tuesday show none of the
cartilage damaged, as UBC coach
Peter Mullins had feared.
McKay is now practising and will
see limited action this week. The
amount will depend on his
weakened knee.
Jan Bohn was hurt Friday in a
game against the University of
Victoria here. The 'Birds narrowly
won the game 78-74 with much of
the credit going to Bohn for his 26-
point effort. He missed Saturday's
game because of his ankle injury,
and the 'Birds lost that game 62-59.
Bohn will definitely start both
games this weekend, barring any
further injury.
The series against Calgary will
not be easy for the 'Birds. The
Dinos are currently ranked
seventh in the country. In all three
encounters with the 'Birds this
season the Dinos have come out
ahead. Nov.  12 and Nov.  13 the
Match box
University   of   Calgary  at   UBC   (jv),
4:30 p.m., War Memorial Gym;
University     of     Calgary     at     UBC
(women's),       6:30       p.m.,       War
Memorial Gym;
University      of      Calgary     at      UBC
(men's),   8:30   p.m.,   War   Memorial
Vancouver     and      district      senior
women's tour, all day, city clubs.
Puget Sound  Bible College at  UBC
(iv), 4:30 p.m., War Memorial Gym;
University     of     Calgary    at UBC
(women's),      6:30      p.m., War
Memorial Gym;
University     of     Calgary     at UBC
(men's),   8:30   p.m..  War   Memorial
Portland    State   and    University   of
Alberta    at    UBC,    7    p.m.,    winter
sports centre.
Bellingham   at  UBC  (men's),   10:30
a.m. to 3 p.m., Armories.
West   Vancouver   at   UBC,   1
Trafalgar field;
Tigers   at   UBC   (jv),   1   p.m.,   Lord
Byng field.
Norwest Caps at UBC (jv), 8 p.m.,
winter sports centre.
UBC (women's) at Wesburn, 2 p.m.,
Wesburn field.
Pegasus   versus  UBC   (men's),   2:15
p.m., Empire Stadium.
Dinos beat the 'Birds 63-60 and 80-
68 in a series played in Calgary. In
the semi-final of the Calgary Invitational Tournament the Dinos
dumped the 'Birds; 88-72. Calgary
then went on in that tournament to
defeat the second-ranked
Laurentian University Voyageurs.
However this encounter will be
the first time the 'Birds have met
the Dinos in UBC's gym.
Greg Hess is the man the 'Birds
will have to watch this weekend.
Hess is fifth in the league scoring
race with an average of 17.9 points.
He shoots a consistent 46 per cent
from the field and is first in the
league from the foul line having
attempted 45 and sank 39 for 86 per
cent. Hess is a consistently good
player on offence and will
definitely put the 'Birds' man-toman defence to the test.
Despite his weekend injury,
Bohn moved up in league statistics.
He is fourth in scoring with 162
points for an average of 18 points
per game. He is first in field goal
accuracy with 59 per cent. Bohn is
also tied for second in league
rebounding with Lee Edmondson
of Victoria with an average of 10.1
per game.
The other league game will see
the University of Saskatchewan
playing the Alberta Golden Bears
in Edmonton.
The 'Birds' games against
Calgary are 8:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday in War Memorial Gym.
When:   Jan. 21
Time:    9:00-430
Place:    Office of Student Services,
Ponderosa Annex F
Provincial Youth Referral Office
Employment Programs
British Columbia Ministry of Labour
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
Precision skydiver
Ben ham places first
UBC Skydiving Club member
John Benham placed first over-all
and first in the style event of the
U.S. National Collegiate Parachute
The meet was Dec. 27 to 30 in
Deland, Fla. The top four jumpers
from the Canadian Collegiate meet
joined 133 others from 43 U.S.
colleges in the annual competition.
The meet consisted of three
different events. The first was
accuracy in which competitors
jump from a low altitude (2,500
feet) and attempt to land as close
as possible to a target disc.
TTie second event, style, is where
Benham shone. The jumper must
exit the aircraft at 6,600 feet and
perform two horizontal turns, a
back loop, two more turns and
another back loop before opening
thechute. The competitor is judged
on the basis of the time it takes to
complete the manoeuvres and the
precision with which they are
carried out.
Benham's time in the event was
7.9 seconds, nine-tenths of one
second slower than his personal
best. The second place time was 9.3
seconds. The current world record
for the style event is 6.2 seconds.
The third event, relative work, is
where a team of jumpers attempt
to make up formations during free
fall. The Canadian team entered
this event but failed to place.
Benham has made 1,800 jumps
since he started parachuting in
swamp Highline
The UBC men's swim team
defeated Highline College 71-40 in a
dual meet held at Percy Norman
Pool, Saturday.
In the racing portion of the meet
UBC scored 71 points while
Highline scored only 24. Highline
won the diving portion of the meet,
as the UBC divers were not there,
and gained an additional 16 points.
In the same meet the UBC
women's team soundly defeated
the Highline women's team 81-41.
The Highline team had no women
divers so the UBC women's diving
team did not participate in the
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