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The Ubyssey Oct 16, 1973

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Array Profs undermine students
The science department faculty
is trying to undermine the unity of
science students, the Science
Undergraduate Society charged
The SUS Journal, a weekly
newsletter, charged that dean of
science G. M. Volkoff's recommendations to faculty on the
method of electing student
representatives appeared to be in
conflict with the university senate
recommendations dealing with
electing representatives.
The senate recommendations
passed April 25 require that "the
undergraduate and graduate
societies conduct the elections" of
student reps.
Volkoff and faculty members
have recommended the elections
be carried out within individual
science departments with the
number of reps elected reflecting
the number of students in the
department, Volkoff said.
This recommendation "bypasses
completely the official society of
science students on campus, the
SUS, and places the elections in the
hands of the departments," The
SUS Journal accuses.
The conflict began in the SUS
organization itself, Alma Mater
Society science reps Charlene
Moriarty and Brian Kolthammer
said Monday.
The president of SUS also one of
its science AMS reps, Gerry
Mitchell, was acclaimed last year
but didn't return to UBC this year,
Moriarty said.
AMS science rep Ken Mitchell
didn't return and AMS rep Tom
Balabano resigned, she said.
She said SUS vice-president
Piers Burshill-Hall took over the
office of president.
"Piers has a policy of cooperation with faculty," she said.
"Mitchell was more radical. His
policy was to scare the faculty."
Moriarity said Burshill-Hall
attended a science department
heads' meeting where he was told
faculty would not accept or
recognize an SUS organized
Kolthammer said the SUS plans
to   organize   a    series    of   un
dergraduate societies within each
science department which will be
auxiliary to the SUS.
In this way the SUS would be a
truly representative body, he said.
The three undergraduate
societies now existing — the
Physics Society, the Dawson club
(geo-physics) and the Chemistry
Institute of Canada — are fee
accepting organizations and do not
represent the entire student body
in each of the departments, Bursill-
Hall said.
Moriarty said the SUS council
was not satisfied with Bursill-
Hall's policies and performance
and demanded his resignation.
The SUS council will now appoint
a new president, she said.
"I think you'll find we'll have a
whole new policy," she said.
"We're turning to Gerry Mitchell's policies."
Chemistry head Charles McDowell, who Kolthammer called
"public enemy number one", said
he has no objection to Volkoff's
proposals for the election.
"Sciences have a well-
established system of constituencies," he said.
Microbiology head Jack Campbell, who Kolthammer accused
would not give the SUS a department committees list, said his
department doesn't have any
There are 11 professors in
microbiology and any meetings
they have are usually when they
eat lunch together, he said.
"How does a department decide
ort curriculum and tenure?"
Kolthammer asked.
"Over lunch? That's a committee to me."
"It's my assumption that what
heads of departments are saying is
that each department should appoint their own representatives,"
Campbell said.
This is just what the SUS doesn't
want because of the majority of
science departments without
undergraduate societies,
Kolthammer said.
Campbell said he considered
Bursill-Hall to be "persuasive and
"He doesn't give you the feeling
that he's delivering an
ultimatum," he said.
"I think he may not appeal to
some people because he doesn't
shout enough but he's the kind of
person who gets things done."
Volkoff said the senate decisions
do not define which undergraduate
organizations should conduct the
Civil Liberties
to fight AMS ban
—larry manulak photo
ISRAELI FUND RAISING DRIVE was held at Hillel House Monday
noon. Michael Zeliq of UBC's urban planning department speaks to
about 150 students to get them to kick some money into the pot.
The B.C. Civil Liberties
Association will fight in court
against the decision by the Alma
Mater Society to prohibit free
distribution of the Georgia Straight
on campus, editor Dan McLeod
said Monday.
"They thought it was illegal the
AMS should prohibit the Straight
or any other publication or advertisement from being distributed
free of charge," he said.
"I'm glad they're doing it
because there's no way we could
afford lawyers and this way it's not
costing us anything."
McLeod said he did not know
what precise form legal action
would take.
"I think they'll ask for an injunction stopping the AMS from
taking papers away but I'm not
certain. They're just planning their
strategy right now," he said.
McLeod said if the court decision
favored him he would wait a week
and then start distributing papers
to the campus again.
"We lost money on the last
university issue and right now our
circulation and ad content is back
down to what it used to be," he
McLeod said the association
would make a formal statement
sometime today.
Ubyssey hack blows racket
It started out with an anonymous
phone call.
And it ended with a pink
bookstore refund slip clutched
illegally in my hot little hand.
In between there was the complicated rip-off of $11 worth of
(resaleable) textbooks, several
near heart attacks and a conversation with bookstore manager
Bob Smith who talked, of all things,
about dirty laundry.
You see the phone call was from
a man who, along with 10 or so of
his friends, had executed a two-
week-long, $2,000 rip-off of the
bookstore — with an ingenious new
Which of course prompted
myself and another Ubyssey
reporter, Jake van der Kamp, to go
out and do the same thing.
Now at the beginning of classes,
Anonymous and friends had cased
the bookstore to find an innovation
which Smith later said was introduced over the dead body of five
The innovation was the refund
desk, introduced so students who
withdrew from classes in the first
few weeks of school could return
the virtually-unused texts and get
their money back.
The system was set up so
students brought their cash receipt
up to the desk along with the
textbooks, the texts were listed on
the proverbial pink slip, a student
card produced, the slip signed and
then taken to the front cashiers for
a refund.
Now the unfortunate part of this
system, for the bookstore at least,
is that the refund desk was placed
in a very back corner of the
bookstore, hidden behind piles of
the over-priced texts.
Which gave Anonymous and
Company this idea:
They bought any number of
textbooks very legally, with very
legal cash and very properly took
these home, along, of course, with
their receipt.
Then they returned to the store,
without the books but with the cash
receipt, walked through the store
picking up the same books or books
of equivalent value and got their
Neat, eh?
They had their cash refund and
they had their books at home which
could be sold, say at three-quarters
of the marked price, to other
students through the Alma Mater
Society used bookstore or just
privately, in true free enterprise
And Anonymous estimates he
and his friends got away with
$2,212 worth of books over the two-
week span.
Which is all great, but does it
Jake and I entered the store
Friday and in true Anonymous
fashion cased out the joint.
True to fact, in one far corner we
found the refund desk.
At which point we stopped and
headed down to manager Smith's
office in the basement to ensure
that if caught, we wouldn't be
will be allowed without the presentation of a
NO REFUNDS .. . but trickness will get the cash anyway.
Neither of us have any wish to do
an in-depth story on Oakalla.
We met Smith in true Ubyssey
fashion: "Have we got a deal for
If he would let us do the dirty
deed, we would tell him of the
scheme — which after some
thought he agreed to.
When we told him, Smith was
faintly incredulous and rather
He said the idea was instigated
on his initiative against the wishes
of five superiors. He was frankly
afraid that if we tried the scheme
we would succeed — which would
place him in a little bit of hot
So with his permission Jake and I
headed upstairs again and wandered through the bookstore.
Eventually we came to a rack of
history   books   for   a   course   on
western   European   history   —
history 331. :
Now we might have chosen eight
or 10 biology texts, each worth
about $25 each and gotten away
with a bundle.
But unambitious souls that we
are,   we  chose  four.^. _,^.._
worth about $11. r^f ^tnb'ly
I went to tha^iliecXout counter
and paid for them by cheque which    .
would have bo&nced, walked autpf,, r??1^
the store,  gaSe  the SffiSs Wl^"*
friend, KathyVCarney,  and then    mPuWl'
returned  to  tSMibfe HBRAItY Sa!sL
receipt. N^'/>^. '  '-'<^st-
I met Jake inside   _rjr   __       _
walked   through   the~'sf3P©r*^9ftar'
picked up the same books and then
trotted over to the refund desk.
"I'd like to return some books,"
quoth I.
"Did you drop the course?" a
woman working there asked.
"Well, actually the prof sort of
kicked me out. I mean, we came to
an understanding that the class
could function without me. Damn
"Long story, eh?" she asked.
Jake pulled his hand down over
his face and stood looking at
classical studies books.
"Ya, long story."
She wrote out all the titles on a
pink slip, put the course name on
the books and took my student
card. I signed the slip.
Now all this took about five
minutes and I now realized that if I
took the slip to the cashier the
woman might well recognize me
and call in some reinforcements.
If we'd been smart, I would have
given the receipt to Jake and he'd
have done the dirty work.
But no matter, we'd proven that
it could be done — and be done very
easily by people with a couple of
days to wait in between the original
purchase and the refund.
we headed down to Smith's
aving the refund slip,
he saw us, his mouth
pen, very wide. "It's like
\ r dirty laundry washed
■your doing the story," he
._^__ents   ripping  off   other
v*t6$ms like this, I can't believe it.
't they realize other students
will have to pay increased prices to
make   up   for   it?"   he   added,
genuinely concerned.
So we trotted upstairs again, me
explaining the original texts were
See page 2: BOOKSTORE Page 2
Tuesday, October 16, 1973
Boycotted wines protested
World Campus Afloat: Join Us!
The UBC faculty club may soon
be the scene of a demonstration to
protest Portuguese racism and
South African apartheid, a
spokesman for the Southern Africa
Action Coalition said Monday.
Doug Coward said the club is
serving a number of Portuguese
and South African wines which are
being boycotted around the world
to protest existing political
situations in the countries.
Among the wines outlawed are
Faisca, Matueus, Dao and Paarl
Coward said the group wants to
protest the apparent apathetic
stand by UBC professors who drink
the wines at their club.
A meeting of the coalition was
to be held Monday night to plan
what local protest actions could be
taken by the group.
The coalition, a group of
volunteers from various community groups, was formed in July
to mobilize public opinion against
Portuguese colonialism and South
African apartheid.
"The purpose of the committee is
to make people of B.C. aware of the
relationship between the sale of
Portuguese and South African
wines and their racist policies,"
Coward said.
"A 'war tax' derived from the
sale of Portuguese wines helps to
From page 1
with Kathy and the others were at
the desk.
"They're probably not," he said.
"They're so efficient there, the
books are back on the shelves by
We got the texts from Kathy and
got my cheque from the cashier,
the attendant anxiously wondering
if she'd done something wrong. No,
said Smith.
But he didn't seem to want to
give me back the cheque.
When I got it, we walked from
the store and back to the
newsroom, triumphant.
It works, we said.
Oh, and for those angry at us for
blowing a sure racket — the refund
desk was scheduled to close
You see, we had all the angles
finance the apparatus of oppression," explained Coward.
"The minority white government
of South Africa needs a positive
trade balance to maintain internal
stability and the sale of liquor is
one method of support," Coward
Included in an education
program against the two countries
politics will be an elaboration of
Canada's hollow moves to change
the existing situation.
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"Although condemning the
colonial wars of Portugal in the
United Nations' resolution in 1972
and being one of the nations that
voted to have South Africa withdraw from the Commonwealth in
1961, Canada still gives
preferential trade agreements to
these countries," Coward said.
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summer supporting  the  boycott.
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Gears end violence
The sadistic debauchery of UBC
engineers may finally end this
Thursday noon at Thunderbird
The infamous chariot race, the
half-time entertainment for the
powder-puff football game between women in the nursing and
home economics faculties, has
been dropped by the engineering
undergraduate society.
Proceeds from Teacup festivities
go to the Crippled Children's
Hospital and to the B.C. Crippled
Children's Society.
"This fund is the point behind
Teacup," Teacup chairman Dave
Code said Monday. "We want to
encourage support of the event."
Replacing the vicious chariot
race this year will be a relatively
passive pushball game between
engineers and- agriculture
students. The game involves
pushing a huge "moon ball" over
the opponents goal line.
"It will be rough," said Code,
"but it won't be dangerous."
CKLG radio's Mr. Personality
Roy Hennessy will be on hand as
master of ceremonies. He does a
"funny" morning show every day.
Admission is a minimum
donation of 25 cents although the
engineers will gladly accept any
additional contributions.
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Page 3
Education 'behind times'
The man in the education building information booth was suspicious:
"What d'you want to see the dean for?" he demanded.
A strangely hostile attitude. Have UBC's 20,000 students been beating down the
dean's office door to find out the secret of his much publicized administrative
genius? Is he locked away in some secret Pentagon-like chamber in the bowels of
the education building?
No to both questions. Just go up six floors, turn left as you come out of the
elevator, go to the end of the hall and there you are. Quite simple, really. After
waiting for a week and a half for an appointment to see the man it was almost
Recently appointed dean of education John Andrews looks, at 46, a little older
and greyer than his publicity pictures; a little less of the youthful enthusiast than
I had expected.
He rambled in, efficiently 10 minutes late from a previous meeting, and issued
me from the bland beige and gold outer office to a sizeable, bland beige and gold
inner office where he fiddled with his pipe and tobacco while I fiddled with my
tape recorder to the incessant background whir of the heating system.
Andrews has come across in the press as a "So you can't ... you can't put the blame
man with revolutionary ideas who had not,     on the people. The thing I'm talking about,
yet, been very specific about them.
He maintains his ideas are not
revolutionary but that UBC's education
department has simply been a little behind
the times.
In September, he laid down four general
guidelines for the development of the
—A set of alternatives at the undergraduate level which take different
approaches to teacher education;
—A professional year for undergraduate
students during which they would take
nothing but education;
—Closer relationships between the faculty
and the schools in the province; and
—Expansion and improvement of the
faculty's graduate program.
The four guidelines emerged from-
discussions with a variety of people in the
B.C. education department, teacher and
trustee groups and education faculty
Andrews, who received his bachelor and
master degrees in science and education
from UBC and who taught high school in
Salmon Arm, has been living out of the
province for 18 years.
He took a PhD in education administration at the University of Chicago
and for the past eight years has been the
assistant director of the Ontario Institute for
Studies in Education, affiliated with the
University of Toronto.
Why did he come back to B.C.?
"I seem to operate on a seven-year cycle.
I run out of enthusiasm for a job in seven
years and it takes me one more year to get a
new job," he said.
"I'm an occupational hedonist, I guess. I
expect my job to be interesting."
Now that Andrews has started a new
seven-year cycle in B.C. he has a lot of
catching up to do, he said.
Much to learn yet
He has been investigating the current
school system in the province mainly by
talking to local educators and he still has
much to learn about the UBC education
department, he said.
"At this point, bearing in mind that I
haven't had a great deal of personal contact
and a lot of my opinions are based on what
other people tell me, I guess I'd have to
conclude that progress in the schools in B.C.
is pretty spotty," he said.
"One of the things I've zeroed in on more
than other things is the extent to which fads
are taken up and implemented and then
proved not to be ... ah, as good as they
thought they were going to be, dropped and
then another fad taken up."
To be specific, Andrews cited open area
experiments, programmed learning and the
use of audio-visual equipment among the
"These fads essentially contain very good
ideas and I call them fads simply because
the B.C. school system has no adequate
means for preparing these new programs,"
he said.
Andrews said B.C. has the largest number
of school age children per thousand
population of any province in Canada.
Largely for that reason the educational
burden in B.C. is bound to be high, he said.
"Then in addition to that the past
government has been so parsimonious in
spending money on anything human, including education, that the whole school
system in B.C. has been just financially
starved as, indeed, this university is
financially starved," he said.
in taking new education ideas, thoroughly
preparing them before they're put in the
schools, testing them and so on, is a process
that costs a hell of a lot of money."
Andrews paused. Tap. Tap. The clink of
his pipe against the ashtray which was
filling with shreds of pipe tobacco and ash.
Time for a new tack.
How can the education faculty at UBC act
as a resource for the entire provincial school
system, as Andrews' guidelines indicate it
"There are a lot of things that have to
change to make that happen, it's not just a
matter of good intentions," Andrews said.
"There are a lot of very concrete things
that have to change. Some of them are
money things, some of them are
organizational things.
"As far as the money is concerned, if the
people here, the faculty members here are
going to be involved heavily in practical
projects in the schools they have to have the
time to do it," he said.
Smaller ratio needed
means a smaller student-
That  means  hiring  more
"O.K. That
teacher ratio
"Money also in the sense that most of the
meaningful kind of things to be done in the
field... ah, are things that cost money in one
way or another. The research and
development activities that are needed to
really undertake the sound kind of
preparation that new programs should have
— that takes money.
"I think the university has starved its
faculty of education over the years and it
should not continue to do so. I would be able
to put forward a, strong case for increasing
the amount of money we receive from
university sources.
"But even that is probably not going to be
enough to carry out what we hope to carry
out because the university is having severe
financial difficulties."
Andrews said the education department
and various foundations will be approached
for funds.
One of the other four guidelines, a
professional year for undergraduate
students was suggested last year by Andrews' predecessor, Neville Scarfe.
In February, Scarfe said he expected
approval within the month of a report
detailing plans for a fifth year for teachers
training in elementary education.
But the plan was never implemented
because local school trustees felt an additional, professional year would oblige
school districts to pay higher salaries to
beginning teachers.
This occurred at a time when Vancouver
teachers and principals were expressing
dissatisfaction with the UBC education
program through a survey conducted by the
Vancouver school board's personnel
committee in co-operation with the
teachers' and administrators' associations.
The program improvements suggested in
the 1972 report also included an introduction
to philosophies and disciplines in education.
This is part of Andrews' guidelines —
alternative approaches to education.
"Unless a teacher is going to be just a
pure technician, he or she has to have a
pretty clear idea of what education is all
about and what the best thinkers have put
forward as being the major alternatives in
The 1972 survey of Vancouver teachers
and principals concluded that educators
were generally more satisfied with the
products of Simon Fraser University's
education department than they were with
teachers from UBC.
ANDREWS. . .   new education dean
One of Andrews passions in education —
more practical classroom training — is
fundamental to the SFU program.
Does Andrews plan to adopt the SFU
department's orientation to teacher
"Well, I expect we'll have some programs
that are similar in some ways to the Simon
Fraser programs," he said.
"I keep being asked this question here in
B.C. and it's ... ah ... it's a little bit out of
context because what the Simon Fraser
picture represents is simply a kind of, the
kind of features that are currently regarded
as reasonably good modern practice.
"It's not especially unique to Simon
Fraser. The idea of extended practice
teaching is commonplace although we don't
do it here.
"What it comes down to is that we have a
lot of work to do in our program here in, ah,
bringing it up to date."
Andrews is slow to condemn. During the
interview he chose his words carefully to
make absolutely clear what it was he
wanted me to hear.
What does he think of John Bremer's
controversial commission inquiries into
public and post-secondary education?
"Well, what he's doing is going around
disturbing enough people ... ah ... encouraging them to examine and re-examine
what they're doing and that, disturbing and
unsettling as it may be, can have some very
positive results.
Constructive process
"If after getting people all disturbed and
unsettled there is a process that can bring
something constructive and positive out of
that, then I guess that's what we're all
waiting for."
Andrews said he considers the Vancouver
school system to be a surprisingly
progressive one for such a large city. He
also cited the Surrey system as innovative.
"I like, for one thing, the alternative
schools approach and they're really going
into that in a big way.
"I also like what I've seen of them in
terms of the openness they have. I've talked
to several people who are officials in the
Surrey system and in effect they say to me:
'If you people have any good ideas that you
think ought to be put into effect in our
system, come and see us.'
"I think this is ideal. I have nothing but
admiration for a school system that can be
open "
Does Andrews find that same openness
among the teachers and professors in his
own department?
"That's a tough question. One of the things
I do find here to my satisfaction is that at
this particular point in time almost the
entire faculty is urging change.
"They're just waiting to have change
"How open the faculty will be in the face
of specific proposals for change I have yet to
Right now experimental programs are in
the hands of specific faculty members,
Andrews said. The results of their work will
have to be approved by the entire faculty, as
will all program changes.
"The faculty has been very indecisive,"
Andrews said.
"Everybody, individually and in small
groups, feels there ought to be change.
There hasn't been any change because there
hasn't been enough agreement on anything
to enable the faculty to focus on that new
thing and put it into effect.
"This, by the way, is one of the essential
advantages, sort of spin-off advantages, of
an alternative programs approach.
"Everybody doesn't have to agree on a
single program, and part of the problem is
that, damn it, there is no best way; that's
why people aren't agreeing.
Agreement coercive
"It would be artificial, it would be an
indication that faculty members were being
coerced if 200 professors of education could
ever agree on any single replacement for
the existing program."
Andrews said he has noticed, since his
return to B.C., the prominence of the
graduate education program at the
University of Western Washington.
Although most people consider UBC's
graduate school to be the major one servicing B.C. this just isn't so, he said.
"I regard this as kind of a ridiculous state
of affairs," he said.
"I think it's... ah, the responsibility of this
university and other B.C. universities to
provide the primary source of graduate
work for B.C. students."
Andrews said some of the entrance and
residence requirements for UBC's
education graduate program are no longer
really functional but merely "ritualistic".
"It's clear that very large numbers of
teachers are looking at the kinds of things
that we require here and are deciding that
just makes no sense in terms of their own
facts of life."
Andrews said he enjoyed his graduate
work at UBC.
"My university experiences had led me to
expect that up to half of the courses on any
program at any given time would be a sheer
waste of time so I wasn't particularly
perturbed by that."
But down to essentials: is he perturbed
about it now?
"Well, I think that now I'm in a position to
do something about it, the object of the
whole game is to try to increase that batting
average — try to make all the courses good
"I'm sure there are going to be battles
along the way. My general style is to try to
avoid battles if I can.
"Battles are just a necessary part of it and
I don't shrink from that at all."
Student representation
"I think it becomes an issue primarily
when it's being introduced. It's a change.
This tends to settle down before very long in
my experience.
"Often the confrontations that are involved in getting the thing started in the first
place drive the student group into the hands
of student extremists and drive faculty
groups in the same way' into primary influence by people who are especially opposed [to student representation].
"Participation in general can be a very
constructive thing but the Achilles heel is
the tendency of people to use their influence
in policy matters in self-interest ways.
"If student power is allowed to gallop
unchecked it would be just as bad in that
respect as faculty power galloping unchecked or administrative power galloping
"I think the university has a responsibility
to see that the student political system
doesn't decide who are going to get the
scholarships, who are going to be admitted;
doesn't have enough influence on the
structure to be able to eliminate
examinations or an^ meaningful kind of
"I think students should be kept pretty
much under control in those areas because
those are the vulnerable areas as far as the
expression of self-interest is concerned.
"Course content though, is something I
think students should have a whole lot to say
about." -John Andrews Page 4
Tuesday, October 16, 1973
Students out here face a certain problem in dealing
with the bookstore.
On the one hand we need the textbooks stocked
therein. On the other, we can't afford to pay the prices the
bookstore charges.
Which results in what are traditionally called "abuses of
the system" — like shoplifting and like the ingenious racket
started by those intrepid students who tipped us off when
they were through with their own particular rip-off.
Now bookstore manager Bob Smith and others like him
get very upset at these "abuses" — saying the costs incurred
to the store through shoplifting and such are passed directly
onto students in increased prices.
And within the boundaries of his system, defined by
past university policies, this is all quite logical.
But pause with us for a moment as we choose to
question this system.
As former member of the bookstore committee Ethan
Scarl said last year in a series of Exposure columns (which
we should reprint), the bookstore is inefficiently run —
which accounts for more increased prices to students than
rip-offsever will.
As Scarl pointed out, the bookstore indulges in such
backward practices as ordering expensive hardcover editions
or texts rather than inexpensive paperbacks and on top of
that charges an unnecessarily big mark-up.
He called for heavy administration subsidy of the
bookstore then, and we repeat that call now.
Then too, we hear the National Union of Students is
lobbying with the federal government to allow a standard
tax deduction  for textbooks for all university students.
So Smith's "abuses of the system" are going to
continue until the system is made more equitable.
True con artists will always find a way around
As a certain Bob Smith might tell you.
\ m.
Dov*'t*, S+m
'Howsabout a piece of de action?"
The important thing to
remember with the Straight
confrontation is that the issue at
stake is not freedom of the press,
but the freedom of Dan McLeod to
make a buck at the expense of
Mike Quigley
ex-[ploited] Straight staffer
I would like to take this opportunity to make some comments
on the results of the political clubs
The purpose of this referendum
was to ammend the Alma Mater
Society constitution so as to
remove a clause which prohibits
political clubs from running in
AMS elections. For the amendment to pass a quorum of 15 per
cent of the AMS membership was
required and a 66-2/3 per cent yes
vote. The amendment failed for
lack of quorum (with only 12 per
cent of the student body voting).
As part of their election campaign for the vacant AMS seats the
socialist slate campaigned for a
yes vote on the referendum. We
saw this clause as being directly
contradictory to the principle of
student democracy. University
administrations throughout the
country are beginning to move
against student rights as indicated
by the passage of the "Law and
Order Report" at the University of
Alberta and the "Discipline
Report" at the University of
Toronto. The student movement
will only be able to effectively
respond to these attacks on student
rights by itself allowing the most
open and democratic atmosphere
in the student movement. Removal
of this undemocratic^lause from
the AMS constitution is crucial to
the maintenance of such a free and
open atmosphere.
Why did the referendum fail? We
think that the main responsibility
lies with the failure of the AMS
council to carry a campaign for a
yes vote. In refusing to do this the
AMS severely limited the chance of
the referendum passing. The
council and individuals on the
council should have seen it as their
responsibility to ensure the
passage of this referendum. Not
one member of the council participated in a campaign to delete
the clause from the constitution.
The socialist slate, banned from
running under the name of the
Young Socialists, were the only
ones to mount any campaign. Had
the AMS council or even a few of its
members joined in a campaign to
delete the clause we think that it
could have easily been won. The
yes vote of more than 60 per cent of
those who did vote indicates the
breadth of support for the removal
of the clause.
Most students had little or no
idea of what the clause was, let
alone whether they supported
removing it. Once the AMS agreed
to hold the referendum they considered that their responsibility
had ended. However, before
students can be expected to vote on
something they have to know what
it is about. The socialist slate,
through its campaign which included the distribution of
thousands of leaflets and speaking
to 3,000 students in their classes,
demonstrated how the AMS should
have acted on the referendum.
They should have gotten out of
their offices and into the
classrooms and cafeterias
discussing the points at issue in the
referendum. This wasn't done and
in our opinion is the main reason
the referendum failed.
Larry Pawycit
Young Socialists
Imagine our surprise at being
immediately thrust into notoriety
by last Thursday's article on the
SUB development committtee. We
had to appeal this injustice, and to
that end we sought out that
auspicious gentleman and high
authority, Brian Loomes. Again,
another surprise, Loomes has
retired to his estates so that he can
devote full-time to feeding his
reindeer and has turned over the
reins of power to Jeanette Auger
(women's studies, women's action
group, etc.).
Not having anyone on the
committee brave enough to stand
his ground to the dreaded women's
shock troops (noted for their full
nelsons, body drops and overhand
out-of-the-ballroom toss) we have
decided to appeal through the
medium of the fascist-socialist
press directly to the insignificants
— i.e. the students (sic).
After several months of
ceaseless brainwashing every
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., we are
beginning to see the error of our
ways. According to the party line
there is no hope of improvement of
students' (sic) lot until capitalism
is completely stamped out.
How misguided we were to be
working on such things as improving food services, building the
swimming pool, trying to remove
restrictions in the Canada
Students' Loan Act, gain in-
tertransferability among Canadian
universities, federal income tax
reductions for students' textbooks,
preventing rearrangement of the
Federal Fiscal Arrangements Act
to the detriment of students and
many other things.
We now realize that gaining any
of the above items would be
wasting time. The real enemy is
capitalism and once this terrible
system   has   been   eradicated,
everything will be gloriosky.
From our power base at the
Alma Mater Society we can do this
— to the barricades, comrades and
we will be waiting for you in our
little office on the second floor of
SUB with the keyhole covered.
Bob Angus
SUB development committee
It is with great interest that
Gay People of UBC has picked up
on the dispute between the
publisher of the Georgia Straight
and the Alma Mater Society.
Students should be aware that
the Georgia Straight is heavily
sexist — i.e. it maintains an anti-
gay and anti-woman tone. Because
the Georgia Straight is in reality a
commercial enterprise, and not a
responsible alternative
newspaper, we support the AMS in
its bid to deny to the Straight any
special distribution privileges on
Gay Peoejejrf UBC
You are breaking my heart.
No   doubt,    the   Straight   is
running a commercial venture, but
OCTOBER 16,1973
Published    Tuesdays,   Thursdays   and   Fridays   throughout   the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the AMS
or the  university  administration.  Member,  Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and  review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located in'room
241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial  departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; advertising,
Co-editors: Vaughn Palmer, Michael Sasges
Those who came today went away happy. They were: Sasges Mike,
Palmer Vaughn, Krueger Lesley, Hubbert Don, Lymer Ricky, Mauer Ralph,
Doree Alan, lecherous Barnes Tom, odd Dodd Ken, Leibeck Peter, Guedes
"VD" Ryon, Savaria the Marise, Massey Denise, Kanopski Pat, leaping
Manulak Larry, Spencer Dru and Kent, Baird Kathy, McEwan Janice,
Buckshon Mark, Van der Kamp "The Snake" Jake, Hossie Linda (?),
Grannery Barry, Morris Steve, and Coull Gary, ho ho!
it seems from your pleas that you
are in the same business. If
McLeod is trying to pick our
pockets, it seems that you too are
trying to pick our pockets (re: two
separate multi-page spreads from
two stereo houses in the Vancouver
area), with our own money. Now
that we know what kind of
editorship The Ubyssey is capable
of, I believe that the students
should have another opportunity to
vote on whether we want you at all.
Chris Bull
library science 1
It's about that classified ad in
last Thursday's Ubyssey:
"Research — thousands of topics.
$2.75 per page".
If we accept the premise that the
principle reason for attending a
university is to learn — acquire
understanding — and that the
university serves to guide and
evaluate the process, then isn't the
student who buys his 'research' at
the least ripping off himself — his
time, sweat, and tuition money?
Even if the premise is partially
or wholly unreasonable in practice
in the face of meal ticket mentality, isn't The Ubyssey doing a
disservice to everyone except the
company advertising by carrying
the ad, if for no other reason than
that it is encouraging deception?,
R. Gilbert
grad studies
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Letters should be signed and, if
possible, typed.
Pen names will be used when
the writer's real name is also
included for our information in
the letter, or when valid reasons
for anonymity are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity,
legality, grammar or taste. Tuesday,, October 16, 1973
Page 5
OTEU wage increase
unsatisfactory —
The UBC administration is offering physical plant workers a two
year contract with a nine per cent
wage increase retroactive to June
1 — the same contract approved by
the Canadian Union of Public
Employees earlier this year.
Information officer Arnie Myers
said Monday the minimum increase would be $50 per month and
effective Dec. 1 another $25 per
^onth for anyone making less than
$750 monthly.
"The union has not turned down
our offer as far as we know and
negotiations are still going on but
the fact the workers have submitted the notice seems to indicate
they are not happy with the offer,"
Myers said.
Bill Swanson, president of the
Office and Technical Employees
Union Local 15, said Monday the
union served official strike notice
on the administration Friday. He
would not comment on the wage
The 40 office workers involved
voted to strike at a meeting
Wednesday with 29 in favor and 9
opposed to striking. One ballot was
The union cannot legally go on
strike until mediation efforts have
broken down and the mediator
submits   his  conciliation   report.
The 72-hour strike notice given the
administration must be served
again after the talks break down.
OTEU shop steward Jack
Lasalle refused to comment on the
progress of the negotiations.
However, another shop steward,
Irene Maclntyre, said earlier the
strike would seriously impair the
operation of the university.
"An actual strike would only last
about four hours maximum before
the university would be forced to
shut down," she said.
The mediator in the dispute is Ed
The workers have been without a
contract since June 1.
Barrett's Arctic oil plan
backed by expert
October 19, 1973
Premier Dave Barrett's
proposal to build a railway for
moving Arctic oil and gas was
supported by an eminent ground
transportation expert Friday.
Cecil Law, executive director of
the Canada Institute of Guided
Jtround Transport at Queen's
University, told 150 persons in the
Instructional Resources Centre a
railway should be considered as an
alternative to a pipeline.
"It is generally believed that
pipelines are efficient and inexpensive and that railways are
inefficient and expensive," he said.
"This is just not true."
Rennie Davis is a former May
Day organizer and acquitted co-
defendant in the Chicago Seven
Trial who has recently divorced
kjrnself from the cruel world of
politics and turned to bathe in the
Divine Light of the Guru Maharaj
The Guru Maharaj Ji is an
alleged 15-year-old Indian mystic
who was hit in the face with a pie in
Detroit and who promises
"serenity and joy, knowledge of
oneself" for all those who follow his
example. He has thousands of
followers in North America,
especially young people.
Davis will speak tonight at 7;30
in the SUB Auditorium. Admission
is free.
The cost of a railway would be
competitive with the other alternatives being considered, he said.
"A special two-track railway
using unit trains, could haul both
crude oil and liquified natural gas
from Arctic petroleum fields to
pipeline transfer terminals near
the Northwest Territories-Alberta
border," he said.
"From this point on normal
pipelining practice could be
followed to distribute the oil and
gas to market at competitive
A hot-oil pipeline could cause a
bad situation in the Arctic because
of earthquakes and perma-frost
zones, he said. "In five years a 48
inch pipe would thaw a trench 32
feet in diameter."
"A rail isn't hot and there would
be no perma-frost damage because
the rail would be built up instead of
making cuts in the ground," Law
The railway would be built to
avoid critical areas such as
cariboo migration routes, he said.
"There will be derailments and
oil spills," he said. "But still these
will not be as harmful as spills in
water or damaged perma-frost."
Law said the government must
not make a hasty decision.
"We mustn't rush in until we've
Great-West Life
Mrs. H. Murray and Mr. G. Wilton will be on campus on
Friday, October 19th, to discuss career opportunities in
the Head Office of The Great-West Life Assurance
«jrCompany. These positions are staff functions in
Winnipeg. Any 1974 graduates who are interested in a
career with Great-West Life are invited to attend an
open meeting where they will be supplied with
information and may have their questions answered.
Further information is available from the Office of
Student Services.
examined it very carefully," he
said. "There is a technical energy
crisis in which there is a limitation
on availability of petroleum
supplies, but it is not a permanent
crisis. It won't get worse and there
is still energy available."
These exclusive designs were created for the University of
British Columbia. One side features THUNDERBIRDS in bold
letters above the Thunderbird. The other side features your
personal grad year dates and the official university seal.
Many options are available for students to personalize their
official university ring.
The centre ring is a signet bearing the official university seal.
around the seal.
All students who place ring orders on the above ring day will
receive a free personal option.
Your official Josten's   representative
John Haines, will be at The Bookstore
Friday, Sept. 28 between the hours of
9   a.m.   -   1:30   p.m.   to   give   you
personalized service.
the bookstore
In your own way.
Inyour own time.
On your own terms.
You'll take to the
taste ofmPlayerb Filter.
Warning: The Department of National Health and Welfare advises that danger to health increases with amount smoked. Page 6
Tuesday, October 16, 1973
Hot flashes
RCMP holding
'stolen' watch
University RCMP are holding a
snazzy Seiko wrist watch believe
stolen from the Thunderbird
If you really lost a watch see
the RCMP at the village detachment and claim your prize.
Food fabrication
A lecture on food fabrication
sponsored by the UBC Centre for
Continuing Education will be held
8 p.m. Thursday in the Vancouver
Public Library room 301A.
The creation of new and modified foods from old and new
ingredients with particular attention to nutrition will be discussed
by Dr. J. F. Richards, associate
food science prof at UBC.
Theological fellowships on a
one-year trial basis are now
available for graduating students
from any accredited Protestant
Seminar in Canada.
Candidacy is open to men and
women under 30 years of age who
are Canadian citizens. Each
candidate must be nominated by a
minister, faculty member or
former fellow. Applicants will be
interviewed Nov. 9. For
appointment please call
228-2721 as soon as possible.
A dinner will be held at UBC
Oct. 24 for all those interested in
the fellowships. For reservations
please call 228-2721 before 5 p.m.
Oct. 22.
• Brownt   •   Bluet
• Greys • Burgundy
• Tux-Toili • Velvet!
• Double-Knits •  White
Forking «t Rm
■amtal Wtar Rtntoli
631 Howe 688-2481
4<3* Kingswsy 435-1160
2174 West 41 it Ave. 261-27S0
177 Lough.ed Mall, Bby. 934-0232
1040 Austin, Coquitlam 937-151 i
1507S Guildford Centre,
Surrey 511-1722
1420 Lonsdale, N. Van. 911-7*20
3041  Edgemont Blvd.,
North Van. 917-5121
1586 Marine, W. Von. 926-1111
76S Poik Royal, W. Van. 922-6421
1527 Lonsdale, N. Van.     9B5-4212
10% discount to UBC students
'Tween classes
Group  meditation, noon, SUB 213.
Apprenticeship 6:15 p.m. upstairs
lounge. War Memorial gym.
Elections, 5:30 p.m., SUB 216A.
Rennie Davis descends 7:30 p.m.
SUB auditorium.
General meeting, SUB 205.
Meeting, noon, Buch. 2225.
General meeting and film "An
Angel from Munich", noon. International House 402.
Film "To Die Today", 8 p.m. common block, north lounge Totem
Meeting, noon SUB 105B.
Meeting, noon SUB clubs lounge.
General meeting noon SUB 205.
General   meeting,  slides of Nakimu
Caves noon Angus 104.
Information  night  7:30 p.m. International House 402.
Linda     Meissenheimer    speaks    on
Women in  Revolt noon in SUB 211.
Dale   Maranda   on   The   Irresistable
Force noon, Buch. 216.
Film   on  Eastern Civilization, noon
and 1:30 p.m. SUB Auditorium.
General meeting, noon SUB 113.
Meeting, noon Buch. 330.
. for young men ages 17 to 23 attending University
. become part of Canada's active Naval Reserve
. learn seamanship, navigation & leadership skills
. one night a week during the academic year
. four months summer employment in the sea environment at
$400 a month
Inferested ?     _come to HMCS DISCOVERY, Stanley Park, Tuesday at 8 p.m.
^mmmm■"■""""      -call HMCS DISCOVERY at 666-3272
Bacardi Rumis) Produced by Special Authority md Under Ihe Sopernsron ol Bacardi S Company limited "Bacardi" and Bal Dtttce tie Regislaed Tiaoemarks of Bacardi t Company Limited. Bodied by FIM Distiller) Co. Ltd., Canada.
clear and white
and mixed all
White Bacardi rum. The clear, white rum that's being mixed in
daiquiris, with tonic, and all sorts of soft drinks. It's clearly the
answer to any good drink White BACARDI llim
Dr. D. J. Yeo speaks on admission
requirements, noon IRC 5.
Discussion on soul travel noon SUB
General meeting noon SUB 211.
Agape 7:30  p.m.,  3686 West 14th.
Phil Gorneyeur speaks on Argentina
and Chili, 8 p.m. 1208 Granville.
(Where else?).
General meeting at SUB 105B at
noon, and rap session, 8 p.m. in
Arts I blue room. All gays welcome.
Endowment lands protest-hike, 1
p.m. 16th and Sasamat by water
Prescription Optical
We have an office near you!
RATES: Campus - 3 lines, 1 day $1.00; additional lines, 25c;
Commercial - 3 lines, 1 day $1.50; additional lines 35c;
additional days $1.25 & 30c.
Classified ads are not accepted by telephone and are payable in
advance. Deadline is 11:30 a.m., the day before publication.
Publications Office, Room 241 S.U.B., UBC, Van. 8, BC.
uringr "Satellite", Fri.. Oct. 19,
8-1  a.m.  International  House.
Lost & Found
gold bracelet marked "Spain".
Call U.B.C. 228-3292. Mr. Robertson.
Ride* 8c Car Pools
Special Notices
Agfa, llford, Kodak,
Gaf, Colortone, Unicolor, Luminos and
Where else In town will yon
find anch a fnll (election of
B at W paper ?
t()i> Hens! ano gutter
3010   W.   Broadway 736-7833
Help Wanted
in Computer Systems Administration. Deadline for submitting ' ,
UCPA application form October
31, 1973. Further information
at your Student Placement
Centre. Competition 3-A-S-009-
19. This competition is open to
men   and   women.
for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Welfare Program Officers. Deadline for submitting
UCPA application form 19 October, 1973. Further information
available at four Student
Placement Centre. Competition:
74-4452/50/51. This competition
is open to men and women.
tessen 2 or 3 eves, per week.
Apply 848, Granville. Van. 2,
& Fri. early afternoon or noon;
one or two hours. $2/hr. Apply
Publications Office: SUB 241.
topics. $2.75 per page. Send $1.00
for your up-to-date, 160-page,
mail-order catalog. Research Assistance, Inc., 11941 Wilshlre
Blvd., Suite 2, Los Angeles,
Calif.,   90025.   (213)   477-8474.
AM-FM Stereo receiver. 2 speakers, turntable, base, cover and
cartridge, list $200. Tour cost
$125. 2-year parts guarantee.
Call  825-0366  for  savings.
Medicine Show is back again!
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 12:30 in SUB
Theatre.   It's   Free! ! !
Special Erenti
Music Instruction
of Jullliard School of Music. All
grade   levels   welcome.   731-0601.
Special Classes
two evenings per week. Prefer
Japanese or Korean - trained.
Please state qualification. Submit applications to Rm. J41J,
tion Class on Oct. 17th/73 —
Student Night — will be held
in Hut MSI, not in I.R.C. Lecture  Room  1.
tion now showing every Wed.
noon . 12:15 p.m.-l:30 p.m. SUB
Aud.   Free.
Autos For Sale
Babysitting & Day Care 32
my home. Essays, Thesis, etc.
Neat accurate work. Reasonable
rates.   Phone  263-5317.
Sheepskin lined, canvas back,
$80.   736-0844.	
Fraser St. at 51st. 325-5S95. Gifts
of  quality   from   the  past.	
strung guitar with an "F" hole.
Selling   for   $10.00.
to share large Kits, house with
two others. Fireplace, own room.
Call (evenings preferably) 7H1-
CLASSIFIED Tuesday, October 16, 1973
Page 7
Thunderbirds win at last
^, On a slippery, soggy floor rug
which doubles as the playing field
for the Seattle High School
Memorial Stadium, the UBC
Thunderbird football team beat the
Seattle Cavaliers 8-0 Sunday.
The game itself was an odd affair. Under a warm sun which cast
the shadow of the space needle on
the playing field, the teams played
back and forth, scoreless for three
quarters of play. It was entertaining and pleasant to watch.
-f.Th.e Cavaliers, in black uniforms,
* the Birds in white and blue,
outlined the green carpeting, was
picturesque rather than violent.
The Seattle Cavaliers are called
a semi-pro team. However, this
does not mean that any of their
players or coaches are paid. All of
their players participate without
any monetary reward. The money
from   the  gate   goes   mostly   to
. charities with some, very little in
^fact, being diverted to handle
The Cavalier players are a
varied lot. Their quarterback,
former ail-American from the
University of Puget Sound, Bob
Cason, is fantastic. He runs, fakes,
and throws extremely well. Cason
was Seattle's leading ground
gainer and was a constant threat
whenever he was on the field.
The Cavalier's offensive tackle,
jby the name of Phil Warnock, is
about five feet, seven inches and
weighs 210 pounds. He looks like a
truck driver and plays like a
retooled mack truck. For a field
goal kicker, Seattle fielded a 50-
year-old by the name of Dick
Barnes. As for the defense, a
middle guard by the name of Dave
Grieve, slightly overweight at 235
pounds, played at throwing his fists
into anyone who came close to him.
The Cavaliers as a whole were
jtolder, more experienced and
bigger than the Birds. UBC coach
Norm Thomas said that if
American rules, especially the
extra down, were in effect, the
Cavaliers would have been very
hard to teat.
The Thunderbirds were going
into this game hurt. Their back-
field was a strange mixture of
personnel. Backup quarterback
Bob Spindor played fullback, Vince
»Busto was at tailback steadily for
*;he first time, and Dennis Kelly
was at quarterback.
Kelly is ineligible to play in the
western conference due to conflict
with the league constitution. This
was his first, and perhaps his last
time at quarterback for the Birds.
He hasn't played, nor had he been
practicing with the team, during
the season. In spite of this he called
and played a good game.
Spindor and Busto both put out
well in the game. Busto, running
draws well, was the leading ground
gainer for the Thunderbirds. All in
all it was a pleasant surprise for a
pot-pourri of this sort to blend so
well with such a limited practice
Changes in the defense found
Don Cameron playing corner
linebacker and Bill Baker taking
on defensive halfback responsibilities.
The game was marked by
dropped passes, fumbles, and poor
footing.  The  score  should  have
been much higher than the final
outcome. The outcome was always
in doubt, with no team dominating
the play during the game.
When Cameron finally punted to
produce the first point of the game,
everything went absolutely ape.
The scoreboard  lighted  up,   red
neon lights chased each other up
the scoreboard ending in a
polychromatic blaze of lights as an
air horn blasted the air, reverberating in the stadium.
Before the commotion died
down, Kelly hit Bill Macauley in a
65-yard pass and run play. As Jim
Hill converted the touchdown for
UBC's final point of the game, and
the air horn wailed to life, a
girlfriend of one of the Cavalier's
turned to me and said, "That's
what always happens when the
Cavaliers practice during the
The Thunderbird team played
well. They took the game seriously
and played at their own level,
avoiding a letdown that invariably
occurs when there is little pressure
involved in the contest.
Straggling through the gate
leading to the bus outside, I looked
at the scoreboard to find the
Cavaliers ahead 14-0 against the
Whatcom County team. This was
Seattle's team second game of the
afternoon which began after a
fifteen minute rest after the end of
their match against UBC. All in all,
a pleasant day at the ball park.
SHAZZAM, there ain't no football pictures today because the sports department don't have no picture taker
on a steady basis. If you're capable of helping us, however minute, truck on over to room 241K in SUB.
Injuries bring crackdown
Hockey is an aggressive sport
but a bloodbath isn't hockey.
Last Thursday, the men's intramural hockey program tried to
begin. The opening games were
marked by injuries and game
suspensions. Gord Wright and
Ewart Blackmore of the grad team
required stitches to close cuts
caused by high sticks wielded by
dentistry. Ken Watkins of the arts
II team may lose the vision in one
eye as the result of a stick in a
game against science.
The hockey intramural program
was set up to provide entertainment for casual hockey
players who can't, or don't wish to
spend a lot of time on the sport.
"Intramurals is not for the serious
athlete, it is for enjoyment," said
intramural activity supervisor Bill
Duff. "Those who want to participate for fun find it very difficult
when they get sticks in the head
and general chippy play."
The result of this type of play and
attitude has already had an effect
on the program. A spokesman for
forestry said that participation
from that faculty has already
dropped as a direct consequence.
George Mapson, intramural
director, has received several
requests from teams wanting to
drop out if the league play remains
like this.
In an effort to stop the present
style of play there was a meeting of
unit managers Friday. It was
decided referees are to instruct
both teams before the start of each
game that no over aggressive or
rough play will be tolerated. If any
such play does occur, the player or
players will receive game
suspensions. If the conduct continues, this will lead to suspension
for the entire academic year in
that sport.
As a safety measure, all players
will be required to wear full
equipment which includes a
mouthguard. Players found
without a mouthguard will receive
an immediate two minute penalty.
If an accident should occur when
the player is not properly equipped
there will be no coverage by the
Alma Mater Society accident
benefit fund.
The goal of the resolutions is to
cut down the number of unnecessary injuries and to get rid of
those pseudojock assholes who
can't   follow  organized   rules.
The University of Alberta and
the UBC women's field hockey
teams share the Canada West
University Athletic Association
title after the two teams played to a
1-1 tie in the final game.
It was the second tie in as many
meetings between the two clubs
during the tournament. They
finished with identical 3-0-3 won-
loss-tie records.
In other games, the Birds beat
and tied host University of Victoria
and took both games from the
University of Calgary.
Standouts for UBC were Natalie
Wood, who scored 4 goals in the
tournament; Debbie Taylor, Sandy
Czepil, Shelley Winter and Liz
In th» final game on Sunday,
UBC had the lead until the latter
stages of the game, when Wendy
Martin tied it up for Alberta.
As a result of the shared
championship, the University of
Alberta will keep the trophy until
January. Individual players
received engraved silver spoons.
Southern Comfort: it's the only way to travel.
Join the fun on the S.S. Southern
Comfort. The party takes off any
night and the only baggage you
need is some Southern Comfort
ice, and mix.
See you on the levee.
Arrivals from the South:
Cold Comfort
Pour 1% ounces of Southern Comfort
over crushed ice. Add a twist of lemon.
Comfort Screwdriver
Pour IV2 ounces of Southern Comfort
over ice. Top up with orange juice.
Comfort Collins
Mix 1% ounces of Southern Comfort
with the juice of a quarter of a lime.
Add some ice. Fill the glass with
lemon-lime drink.
Try these, too:
Comfort 'n' Cola,
Comfort and Tonic,
Comfort Daiquiri, etc., etc. Page 8
Tuesday, October 16, 1973
Music head sour note
Frustration with music department head Donald McCorkle is
anonymous but apparently
A professor in the department,
who wished to remain anonymous,
said Monday problems are rooted
in McCorkle's aloofness and
"The problems may simply be in
his style. If it's that alone it can be
changed. But I suspect it may be
something more," he said.
The professor said he taught
eight years at UBC before McCorkle arrived in 1971. "The former head (G. Welton Marquis)
used to be freely available for
discussion, but since he arrived
we've had to go through formal
procedures even to see him," he
The professor said problems
"have become especially acute
recently". However he said he
wasn't aware of problems in-,
volving sessional lecturers and
teaching assistants.
"My subject is such that I have
only a few students so I'm not so
aware of the practical problems,"
he said. "But the surface problems
are not really as important as the
underlying style of Dr. McCorkle."
A music student who also wished
to remain anonymous concurred
with the professor's feelings.
"It's the man himself, it's his
attitude. Everyone's looking for
concrete things to put him down
with but really it's his whole
style," he said Thursday.
"Everytime he makes a decision
he doesn't inform the students in
advance about it," he said.
"Students weren't told about the
cancellation of private lessons
until registration this September."
The student described a scene of
professors emerging from faculty
and Chong
The Nov. 4 Beach Boys concert in
the War Memorial gym appears
headed for an early sellout.
And all tickets for the Oct. 20
Cheech and Chong concert are
already gone.
Only 1,000 of 3,000 $3.50 student
tickets for the Beach Boys concert
remain after two days of sales.
Another 1,500 off-campus tickets
went on sale downtown Monday at
$4.50 each.
Tickets will be $5.5ff at the door
but Alma Mater Society special
events spokesman Gordon
Blankstein said Monday it is
unlikely any will be remaining at
that time.
Blankstein said the sales of all
4,500 Cheech and Chong tickets will
probably net the society $1,200.
meetings. "You see profs walking
out with their hands on their heads
in anguish," he said.
McCorkle was unavailable for
comment Thursday, Friday or
A spokeswoman for the music
department said Monday all appointments with McCorkle must be
cleared first with his secretary.
She said the secretary was ill both
Friday and Monday.
Thursday McCorkle's secretary
said: "He's at the faculty club and
can't be reached."
However, McCorkle's office
appeared to be genuinely busy on
McCorkle came to UBC in
September 1971  from Maryland.
Earlier, he was director of the
Moravian Music Foundation
located in Winston Salem, North
Carolina. He has published several
specialized music books.
Rennie Davis, a co-defendent in the
Chicago Seven trial will speak about
MILLENNIUM '73, the historic
festival in Houstan, Nov. 8, 9, and
10th, where Guru Maharaj Ji, will
reveal a practical plan for world
TONIGHT 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Speakers Education &
Divine Light Mission
Meanwhile, about 150 members-
of the music undergraduate society
met   Friday    to    establish    a
grievance  committee  to   resolve
complaints about McCorkle.
MUS secretary-treasurer Helen
Cruikshank said the grievance
committee would attempt to solve
the problems "through proper
"Press sensationalism might
anger McCorkle and make it more
difficult for us to reach an
agreement with him," she said.
Eric Wyness, MUS representative to the Alma Mater Society,
said Monday he wasn't sure how
the committee would operate and
would not comment about who is on
"Some potential members
haven't been approached yet and it
wouldn't be fair to release names
until we're certain who exactly will
be on the committee," he said.
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A   newly   designed   room   at   the   back   of   our   regular  salon
specializing in blow-waving and mod stylings.
AhiiHl Town Hair Stylists
4603 West 10th
(One block from campus gates)
Screenplay by
Oct. 18:
Oct. 19:
7:00 & 9:30
Oct. 20:
7:00 & 9:30
Oct. 21
Jff Morse and Muggy Days
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