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THE UBYSSEY
Vol. LVII, No. 49 VANCOUVER, B.C., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6,  1976
18     228-2301
ON A CLEAR DAY you can't see forever, thanks to north shore
mountains rising above Burrard Inlet. Theological school basks
Thursday in sun, which has also been accompanied by wind. Gusts are
'W-
—peter cummings photo
WINTER SUN is good environment for catching up on some reading, as
this student studying outside home economics building discovered
Thursday. Aren't you glad you don't live in Toronto?
—doug field photo
main reason scenery is visible in photo because they have blown away
smog that usually clutters up Lower Mainland atmosphere.
Kenny hits out
at gears' stunts
By CHRIS GAINOR
Administration president Doug Kenny attacked UBC engineering
students Thursdaytor recent incidents of vandalism and assault and also
for the Red Rag, which he called "an offensive and demeaning attack on
women."
In a prepared statement, Kenny said: "I wish to express my very
serious indignation, disappointment and concern at the number of violent
incidents on campus in recent days.
"This violence has taken a number of disturbing forms. There has been
damage done to public and private property. More serious, however,
there have been physical assaults on faculty members.
"There have been incidents, in other words, of what can only be called
criminal hooliganism. <
"And now, disguised as Red Rag 'humor' there has appeared in print
an offensive and demeaning attack on women," Kenny said.
"I fear it is no coincidence that the recent rash of episodes has coincided with engineers week. While I have no wish to condemn all students
for the behavior of an uncivilized few, I must note that I have not heard or
read 3ny statements from a students' organization condemning such
behavior."
Kenny was attacked Jan. 22 by two engineers who jammed a shaving
cream pie in his face.
Engineering undergraduate society president Marty Tupper, when told
of the statement, replied: "You'll get nothing from me. No comment, in
other words."
The EUS publishes the Red Rag and co-ordinates engineering week
activities.
Kenny said in his statement that he has "begun a systematic exploration of possible measures to deal with the problem."
Alma Mater Society president Jake van der Kamp disagreed Thursday
with Kenny's statement on the lack of reaction from student leaders
condemning the engineers.
Seepage 12: KENNY
Student input a must, says senator
By SUE VOHANKA
The only way students will be guaranteed
input into tenure decisions is if they are on
faculty tenure committees, student senator
Ron Walls said Wednesday.
Walls was responding to remarks made by
fine arts prof Brad Collins, who was recently
denied tenure at UBC, during an interview
published in Tuesday's Ubyssey.
Collins had identified the apathy and apparent unconcern of students as one reason
why teaching is downplayed in tenure
decisions.
He said getting students on faculty tenure
committees would be "ultimately a useless
gesture." He suggested that instead of direct
involvement on committees, students should
write letters to deans and department heads
praising or condemning instructors in order
to influence evaluation of a prof's teaching
when he or she comes up for tenure.
"I think he's  dead wrong,"  Walls  said
Wednesday. "I don't think he (Collins) could
be more wrong."
Walls said the primary reasons for getting
students on tenure committees is to have
students gain an understanding of the process
of tenure and to guarantee student input is
considered in tenure decisions.
"If students are on tenure committees, they
can ensure that student questionnaires are
introduced as material. They can see that
students' interests, especially teaching, are
protected," he said.
Walls pointed out that according to the
current procedure used to grant tenure,
students have no way of knowing whether or
not questionnaires they fill out to evaluate
their profs are even taken into account by
committees considering a prof for tenure.
Walls termed as "shortsighted" Collins'
views of student input into tenure consisting
of writing letters evaluating profs.
He said he doesn't think students would
begin writing letters regularly to their deans
and department heads evaluating the
teaching of particular professors.
"Usually it only happens in extreme cases
— and then usually when it's a good teacher
and then only when he or she has been denied
tenure.
Walls also pointed out that when students do
protest a decision to deny a prof tenure, the
protest is organized by a few people who
initiate petitions and letters of protest.
Walls has given notice of motion that UBC's
senate strike an ad hoc committee to examine
the procedure used to measure profs teaching
effectiveness.
The motion will be discussed at senate's
Feb. 18 meeting.
"We evaluate learning constantly, but
teaching is not evaluerted regularly or
uniformly," he said.
See page 3. QUESTIONNAIRE
Audience
lacking at
AUS meet
By PAISLEY WOODWARD
Student apathy is the main issue
in the arts undergraduate society
elections.
And so far, it is also the response.
At an all candidates' meeting
held Thursday in Buchanan 104,
eight students running for five arts
rep positions in the Student Representative Assembly spoke to an
audience of 12 people.
AUS executive positions for next
year have already been filled by
acclamation. The executive
consists of Bev Crowe, president;
Lorelee Parker, vice-president;
Sharon Leblanc, treasurer and
Gretchen Pohlkamp, secretary
LeWanc, who was not present at
the meeting, and Parker are also
running for arts reps.
Also running for arts reps are
Dave Van Blarcom and Dave Jiles,
both of whom ran on the Student
Unity platform in the recent board
of governors and senate elections.
Other rep candidates are Stuart
Lyster, Pam Edwards, Paul
Sandhu, Brian Ferstman and Pam
Willis, who all said they are
relatively inexperienced in student
politics.
Elections for the AUS positions
will be held Wednesday in
Buchanan.
Sandhu said the problem of
apathy lies in the lack of communication and accessibility
between - the AUS and arts
students. He said if elected he
would make sure the AUS office
had regular hours.
Van Blarcom said arts reps
should go out to the students and
organize. "Organizing arts is the
key to so many other problems at
the university," he said.
The faculty of arts has 6,500
students, the same size as the total
Simon Fraser University
enrolment, he said.
"Improvement in curriculum
has to start in arts — we are like a
sub university," Van Blarcom
said.
Willis stressed the need for
personal contact with students. She
said to get students involved "they
have to be related to in a personal
way."
She said students should have a
right to a greater voice in tenure
and student-professor evaluations
should be published annually.
"Students must take their positions
seriously," she said.
Ferstman said he believes the
university is "basically a reactionary place" but arts is the place
where change can begin.
"Arts has thinking people," he
said. "We should encourage social
consciousness on campus."
Ferstman slammed board of
governors student rep Rick
Murray's proposal to "fix The
Ubyssey" as censorship and said
he will keep a free press.
Edwards termed student apathy
as a "peculiar problem" and said
arts functions should get financial
support the way athletic
associations do.
Lyster said he is running
because he thinks he must do it to
fight apathy.
Parker said student reps should
take initiative "not just sit in an
office waiting for people to come."
Van Blarcom replied he realized
organization takes time and cited
the growth of the psychology club
as an example of' how the AUS
should develop.
Outgoing AUS treasurer Bruce
Wilson said money was much of the
problem. "We don't even have one-
tenth the budget that SFU has,
even if we do have the size," he
said.
In reply to a question from "the
audience," candidates agreed they
couldn't pretend to represent the
6,500 arts students on campus at
present, but said they hoped to. Page 2
THE      UBYSSEY
Friday, February 6,  1976
Underdone or
overdone
It probably won't be news to
anyone, but if nothing else,' the
talk by James Oporio-Ekwaro, a
Hot flashes
native of Uganda, Monday, will no
doubt be interesting.
He will speak on how Europe
underdeveloped Africa. He is
associate secretary of the world
student Christian federation. The
talk is at noon in SUB 215.
'Tween classes
TODAY
SKYDIVING CLUB
General   meeting,  noon, SUB '215.
COMMITTEE FOR A
DEMOCRATIC UNIVERSITY
General  meeting, noon, SUB party
room.
PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS
ASSOCIATION
Meredith Kimball on psychological
definitions        of,        masculinity,
femininity, androgny, noon, Angus
223.
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE
Deux      films:      un      d'animation
amusante,  I'autre un documentaire
sur    Paplneau,     midi,    la    maison
internationale, salle 402.
BAHA'I CLUB .
Talk   on   the   Baha'i   faith,   noon.
Gage 182.
OPEN HOUSE 76
Volunteers   needed,   all   day,  SUB
125.
UBC FENCING CLUB
Training  program,  7 p.m., Gym E,
winter sports centre.
MARDI GRAS
Dancing, gambling, games,  7 p.m.,
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THE CENTRE COFFEEHOUSE
Music   by  folk,  bluegrass and jazz
musicians,    8:30    p.m.,    Lutheran
Campus Centre.
SATURDAY
ROTATING COFFEE HOUSE
The   Country   Rock   Group,   7:30
p.m.,        St. Chad's        church,
Twenty-third and Trafalgar.
NEWMAN CLUB
Dance  to City Nights,  9 p.m., St.
Mark's College.
SUNDAY
LUTHERAN  STUDENT MOVEMENT
James Oporia-Ekwaro, associate
general secretary of World Student
Christian Federation, 10:30 a.m.,
Lutheran Campus Centre.
MONDAY
AMS ART GALLERY
Painters     Gene     Toy     and     Gary
Zeweniuk, all day, SUB art gallery.
FRONTIER COLLEGE
Information and recruiting
meeting, noon, Bu. 100.
CUSO
Two     films     on     China,     noon,
geography 201.
UBC KUNG FU
Practice, 4:30 p.m., SUB ballroom.
FEMINIST KARATE ASSOCIATION
Practice, 6:30 p.m., SUB 200.
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And now Vancouver audiences will be introduced to the
story of this woman, who has
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A play on the life of Goldman
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Commercial. Tickets are $3.50 or
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Page 3
Firings not anti-union — admin
By RALPH MAURER
The dismissal of seven physical
plant workers in recent weeks is
not an anti-union tactic but a result
of a lack of new construction at
UBC, two administration
spokesmen said Thursday.
UBC public relations director
Arnie Myers and Franz Conrads,
head of. the new construction
division of physical plant, said the
seven are no longer needed by the
university because no new construction projects are planned for
the UBC campus.
Bert     Marshall,     business
representative of the Office and
Technical Employees Union local
15, which represents physical plant
workers, charged Wednesday the
firings are an attempt by
university vice-president Chuck
Connaghan to curb the power of
unions. Physical plant is Con-
naghan's responsibility.
Myers denied an allegation by
Marshall that outside consultants
are being hired at a rate of $45 per
hour to do the work of six of the
dismissed workers.
An administration spokesman
had earlier said the employees
were dismissed because they had
been involved in new construction,
but since no new building was
planned they were no longer
needed.
However, Marshall said six of
the seven had nothing to do with
new construction, but were in the
physical plant design division.
New construction division head
Conrads said they were previously
involved in building construction
because new construction is
responsible for administering and
maintaining buildings under
construction. Design was involved
in pre-construction surveying and
engineering.
He said as buildings currently
under construction are finished
there will be more dismissals in the
new construction division.
Physical plant director Neville
Smith and the heads of two other
divisions — planning and administration — refused to say
Thursday whether other divisions
in physical plant will be laying off
workers.
And Connaghan said he has no
plans to reorganize physical plant,
but that he is carefully looking at
APATHY-1, DEMOCRACY-0 is box score once again . . . this time at
arts undergraduate society meeting in Buchanan building Thursday.
Eight   candidates   running  for  various  AUS   positions  were   barely
—doug field photo
outnumbered^.audience of 12, which included Ubyssey reporter
and   at   least   two   current   AUS  executives.  Candidate  Dave  Van
Blarcom addresses meagre turnout.
Okay sought for new Point Grey cliffs plan
By SUSAN ALEXANDER
The Point  Grey   Cliff  erosion
problem is finally getting some
attention.
Representatives of the Vancouver Parks Board met with UBC
officials in the first week of
January to discuss an erosion
control plan and to determine their
approach to the Social Credit
government for funds to assist the
plan.
A report submitted to the group
last July  recommended  that  a
blanket of gravel be distributed
along the beach raising it above the
high tide level to expand erosion
protection.
The plan would cost up to
$750,000, according to board
member Bowie Keefer.
The plan is basically the same as
one drawn up six years ago by the
same engineering company, Swan
Wooster Ltd., except the cost has
risen to $515,000 from 1970's figure
of $235,000.
Keefer said he thought the
government may be hesitant to
supply funds for the project
because of the semi-failure of the
previous plan.
The $325,000 sand and gravel
base was a partial failure because
the sand was swept into a
magnificent sandbar.
The gravel base, however,
remained to protect the beach, he
said.
"There are other ideas, such as
depositing sand there (the beach)
every year. Sand is dredged from
the  Fraser  every  year   and   is
Questionnaire value raises doubts
From page 1
"You can look at any instructor
and say: 'How effective was he as
an instructor in the eyes of his
students?' The point is to try and
get a way, when someone is
coming up for tenure, to get input
from the students."
He noted that questionnaires,
which are optional in most
faculties and rarely used in others,
are termed unreliable by a number
of people, including Collins.
Said Walls: "I think students
have developed a cynical attitude
to the questionnaires because they
really doubt what's being  done
with them."
One way of making questionnaires, more effective, Walls
suggested, would be to make them
shorter and more specific.
"Students are continually filling
out questionnaires — they get Jong
questionnaires evaluating
everything at once.
"Short questionnaires
evaluating only teaching would get
rid of a large number of bogus
responses," he said.
Walls also said the commonly
BCSF plans ICBC protest
The B.C. Students Federation
will consider this weekend how
best to launch a co-ordinated
protest against Insurance Corporation of B.C. rate increases.
BCSF staff member Lorna
Philipzig said Thursday a
federation conference Saturday at
Capilano College will hear
speakers from various groups
currently fighting the insurance
hikes.
Among the possibilities being
considered is a province-wide
student walkout with picketing at
ICBC claim centres, a tactic approved by the UBC Alma Mater
Society student council Wednesday
night.
Meanwhile, AMS president Jake
van der Kamp said there is still
some confusion about what will
take place during the proposed
Feb. 13 student walkout at UBC.
He said the AMS wants to wait
for word about B.C. Federation of
Labor plans for Feb. 13 before
deciding what students should do.
used argument against
questionnaires — that they are
more personality and popularity
polls than effective measures of
evaluating teaching — can be
overcome if questionnaires are
properly formulated.
Walls added that if questionnaires are termed invalid, "the
whole question can be turned
around to say that exams are invalid."
"Very few courses give exams
that are tailored to particular
students — yet instructors at
university tend to be evaluated in a
completely haphazard way.
There's no uniform way of
evaluating instructors."
And Walls said personality
clashes are much less likely to
surface when students evaluate
profs than when profs evaluate
students by marking them.
"They (profs) can affect our
lives in the future — the marks
they give us affect our chances of
getting into grad school," he said.
However, when students
evaluate a prof's teaching, Walls
said, "instead of one person
evaluating 30, you've got 30 people
evaluating one."
dumped into the sea," Keefer said.
"That same sand could be used
to help with preventing the erosion,
at hardly any cost.
"We are a semi-technical group
trying to deal with complex
problems," he said.
May Brown, chairwoman of the
parks board, said she questions the
cost. Research into the cost of the
plan was done by consultants from
two companies. She said that more
research is now being done.
Administration vice-president
Chuck Connaghan, chairman of a
UBC standing committee on the
cliffs, said Thursday he thought
$750,000 is an accurate cost figure,
although it may be a bit low. He
said he considers the cliff erosion a
"very, very serious problem."
"We are looking for a permanent
solution," he said.
The problem is threefold — the
erosion at the cliff base, the cliff
itself falling down and the cliff
edge receding at a rate of six to 18
inches annually.
"The proposed plan is only one
phase in what must be an over-all
plan," said Connaghan.
He said no firm recommendation
could be made to the government
until the board and university
committees can make firm
proposals. More technical information is required before a
price is set.
Connaghan said the cliff erosion
problem has been talked about for
the past 20 years, but he said
nothing has been done about them
because of a lack of funds.
It seems the same problem may
happen again.
The university doesn't have any
money and neither does the parks
board, Connaghan said. He said
money would not be available from
the government and said most of
the funds will have to be raised or
donated.
the physical plant operation as
part of his job.
"We have a limited number of
dollars and all aspects of the
operations will have to be
examined," he said.
Administration spokesman
Myers said the dismissals are a
result of an expected tight
university budget this year.
Social centre
for UBC staff
considered
The UBC administration is
considering allowing non-
academic staff to convert a section
of the Ponderosa cafeteria into a
social centre, administration vice-
president Erich Vogt said Thursday.
But Vogt said the administration
may take months to decide
whether to grant a request by Ken
Andrews, president of local 116 of
the Canadian Union of Public
Employees that the university
allow staff to use part of the
cafeteria.
Andrews, whose union
represents most physical plant,
food services and residence
workers, said Thursday non-
academic staff have a right to a
social centre because all other
groups on campus have one.
He cited the faculty club and the
student union building as examples
of social facilities subsidized by the
university and added the
university should give non-
academic staff a similar deal.
• "There is a tremendous number
of staff who really have no place to
get together," he said.
But Andrews said the staff would
have to pay for operating the club,
probably by membership fees. "I
am not suggesting the university
supply a place of extreme luxury
with public money."
Andrews said he decided the
Ponderosa would be a good
location for the club because part
of it is underused and it already
has most of the facilities needed for
a club.
But Vogt said at least half of the
Ponderosa is an important food
services area and the administration is not ready to turn
the cafeteria over to the staff right
away.
He said it would be setting a
precedent for the university to let
the staff use a university building
since students and faculty have
built their own facilities.
"If the Ponderosa was used it
could be rented or sold to the
staff."
Andrews said he expects a
response to the staff club proposal
soon, because he outlined the idea
in a letter to the board of governors, of which he is a member, Jan.
22.
The letter has since been
referred to the administration and
the board property committee.
He said Ihe administration could
release part of the Ponderosa
immediately for staff use.
But Vogt said if the university
gives the staff any space it will
probably be next year before they
get it.
Andrews said he would like to see
one social centre for all segments
of the university community'but it
is too late since faculty and
students have already built
facilities.
■ Association of University and
College Employees president Ian
Mackenzie said Thursday the fact
that non-academic staff don't
already have a social centre shows
the administration has always
given greater priority to faculty.
"Staff have obviously always
been the bottom priority. It is not
until the staff got unionized that
anyone paid any attention to us,"
he said. Page 4
THE       UBYSSEY
Friday, February 6,  1976
Gears
grilled
So administration president Doug Kenny is upset at the
mindless antics of some students during Engineering Week.
This officially ends the Age of Gage, during which anything
done by anybody wearing a red sweater was fine, simply
because it was a "gear's stunt."
Kenny's attack on those gears responsible for things like
the Red Rag and other "fun" engineering week antics is truly
remarkable.
It's remarkable because the first loud complaint we have
heard in years about that sort of mentality (besides those
complaints from individual students) comes not from the
Alma Mater Society, not from any campus unions, who end
up cleaning up after the gears, not from members of the
faculty, but from the administration president.
Clearly Kenny isn't the only person in the university
appalled by the attitudes displayed by those people who
figure they can do what they want once a year. But why is he
the first heavy to say anything about it? Was everybody else
waiting for a signal?
There's been a couple of answers suggested for that
question.
One, Kenny is trying to show how much he cares for the
plight of women in society, especially at UBC. As a mark of
his concern, he has been establishing several committees to"
study the problem on campus. Naturally he would be upset
about the sexism of the Red Rag, especially since dean of
women Margaret Fulton is complaining about it (in a letter to
The Ubyssey).
Two, Kenny was himself a victim of one gears' stunt,
when two of them ran into his office recently and threw a
shaving cream pie in his face. The man was upset, and the
incident was specifically referred to in Kenny's statement.
Whatever it was that drove Kenny to do what he did, it's
about time somebody like him did it. Maybe now the rest of
UBC will admit most of what goes on during engineering
week disgusts them and engineers will be forced to think a
little about what they are doing.
Moral
principles
Rick Murray charges (Ubyssey,
Feb, 3) that during the recent
AUCE strike I "tried to prevent
students from coming to the
university to write their exams."
His observation is typical of
thoughtless, simplistic attitudes
towards the strike.
Yes, I supported the strike, and I
walked picket lines.
No, I did not try to prevent
students from writing their exams.
Given that women workers on
this campus are blatantly
discriminated against in the wages
paid them, and given the absurdly
high wages paid to senior faculty
and administrators, there was
little choice for me but to support
the AUCE strike in the strongest of
ways — by helping staff picket
lines.
However, given the confusion
generated by the administration
about alternatives to writing
exams and given the truly important exams some students had
to write, I sympathized with many
students who crossed the- lines.
Certainly, no students were
harassed or intimidated while I
was on the lines, although strikers
were frequently threatened by
speeding cars.
The strike was a complex moral
and logistic situation and a great
deal more understanding is clearly
required between the unions and
the students. For example, pickets
around residences are unfair and
only breed ill feeling; at the same
time, many students should have
recognized themselves as future
workers, at an institution supported by workers' salaries.
Many exams which students
decided to write were far less
important than the moral principles involved in the strike.
Finally, I might remind Murray
that I make no secret of my
positions. I did not however, hear
Murray campaign on his proposal
to boost university enrolment to
40,000, thereby generating funds to
build tunnels under the campus for
buses.
Level with us Rick — is that
really a plan to improve transit, or
is it a sneaky new way to get under
pickets?
David Van Blarcom
arts 4
Strike
"Well  ... I don't know what all this fuddle-duddle is about.... For years I've said that
all this country needs is a five-cent Havana cigar!"
The Alma Mater Society wants
us to support a strike against ICBC
rate hikes. Why?
The pinkos are at it again. If they
would only stick their heads
beyond the Endowment lands they
would soon realize you don't get
anything for free. (Except under
the NDP who seemed to have a
magic bag with an endless supply
of cash).
The new government is being
blamed for the reality behind the
rate hikes. Car fenders are not
repaired cheaply and so the hikes
are simply covering what the
corporation pays out to the accident claims.
Unfortunately students belong to
a high risk group because young
people frequent body shops more
often than other age groups. I can
not support the idea that good
drivers of our age group should
support the lunatic fringe who cost
so much in accident claims, but the
AMS has to realize that a strike
won't change the amounts paid to
union labor or the costs of material
for repair jobs.
A strike is useless and the AMS
knows it and spending student
funds for publicity is wrong. Once
again student apathy loses out to
the lunatic fringe which makes up
the red menace in the AMS.
I won't strike because I believe
in   paying   my   own   way   and
Letters
although no one wants to be
brought of the NDP dream world of
freebies the fact remains that car
insurance is costly and a UBC
student strike won't change that.
The tax paying public will find it
hard to accept, as responsible, any
group of people who let themselves
be represented by an organization
similar to the AMS council.
I hope they enjoy the sunshine
and unite with their union brothers,
but this is one student who won't be
joining them on Feb. 13.
The red rag was right v— they
are a bunch of losers who were
cornered into the AMS offices.
Norman Stowe
poli sci 4
Ad
lam encclosing a nine line want
ad from Tuesday's edition. (The ad
was from a person wanting help
writing essays)..You obviously are
in greater need of the paper than I.
When a publication is so pressed
for funds that it will run ads like
this, it needs all the help it can get,
recycled paper not excepted.
In the process I should like to
remind you of a certain novel
concept that has emerged over the
past few decades in our media
industry. That concept is called
honesty in advertising.
Now we all know the evil corporations will capitalize on the
defenceless word on paper ... but
university students? In an institution of higher learning?
Youths of your stature will surely
recoil at the thought.
This ad must have slipped in, I
guess. Unnoticed—innocuous little
message that it was. Just another
way to beat another system and
chalk another tin star up. F.
Clarkin of no. 5 — 833 East
Broadway will be so pleased with
all your assistance. One never
knows, F might just get his/her
degree and join ICBC — they need
people like F.
M. E. Dunn
lawl
THE UBYSSEY
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6,1976
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located in room
241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments,
228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Gary Coull
Splat! The huge Gillette pie sailed across the cluttered Ubyssey
newsroom and editor Gary Coull was the target. "Chalk up 20 points for
Doug Field and Peter Cummings" screamed staffers Gregg Thompson and
Len MacKave. Doug Rushton led Ralph Maurer atop a bridled Chris Gainor
around the news desk cheered on by Robert Diotte, David Wilkinson and
Margaret George. Meanwhile, Jean Randall and Susan Alexander were
absconding with Ann Wallace's Certificate of'Leadership. Decorating SUB
with rolls of newsprint were Bill Tieleman, Ward Webber and Bob Rayfield
with Paisley Woodward collecting scraps. Nancy Southam, Susan Morris
and Bruce Baugh recruited John Sprague and Stan Hyde to throw pies at
corporate mogul Brian Gibbard. Suddenly a contingent of striking staffers
of Merrilee Robson, David Morton and Ian Morton burst into the office
demanding an explanation. "It's Ubyssey Week!" cried John Ince. At that
moment Sue Vohanka entered yelling, "You're all disgusting!" Marcus Gee
Scapino 2
It seems that one of the letters-
to-the-editor writers in Friday's
Ubyssey has never heard of the
Merchant of Venice by a W.A.S.P.
— William Shakespeare.
Neither has he heard of Volpone
or the Jew of Malta by Englishmen
Janson and Marlowe. Nor is he
acquainted with the comic operas
of Gilbert and Sullivan, especially
the Mikado and Pirates of Penzance. The gentlemen is,
theoretically, uneducated.
Scapino! is, as advertised on the
program, a "long way off from
Moliere." We found the acting and
ad-lib spontaneous superb! Really
far out, not way off.
One ought not condemn
something which one knows
nothing about. The Friday letter
writer must be a cold, hard individual if he cannot take a bit of
farcical leg-pulling.
Discrimination? Racism? Rubbish.
Martin Stead
history 4
Jeremy Ralph
geology 3
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from all readers.
Letters should be signed and
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.
Letters should be addressed to
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Bowie subdued with his success
By JOHN SPRAGUE
Bowie's presence at the
Coliseum on Monday night was
electric. He was in fresh form this
first night of his 1976 North
American tour, and was obviously
enjoying the opportunity to
promote his latest endeavors. Not
saying much, but smiling a lot, he
led his band through a fine night
that the 'fucking great' audience
dug.
The show was introduced with a
movie called 'Un Chien Andalou.',
Why this was presented to the
audience is a guess, but it was an
eye-opener. As a nightmare of sick
inner vision with scenes of slit eyes
and ants crawling out of a hole in a
man's palm, it set one's mind with
new drifts of imagery that
prepared a person for the coming
of Bowie and his own diversions.
One cannot say that Bowie is
neither inventive nor  intriguing.
After loosening the audience's
mind with the movie and a 20-
minute wait, he started off his act
with songs from his new album
including the title track 'Station to
Station.' The beginning of the show
was the best part. He started the
songs with a band well practised in
the new material. The older songs
suffered under the new hands
though and were nearly only the
same by virtue of the lyrics. If it
had not been for Bowie's stage
presence the old material could
have been heard as only noise and
the whole show would have been
poor. This was not the case.
Bowie is a true professional
when it comes to entertaining, and
his actions were fascinating to
anyone who bothered to observe.
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He is currently teaching in the UBC Department of History as a
visiting professor sponsored by the Cecil H. and Ida. Green
Visiting Professorship Fund. He will speak to the Vancouver
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marriage and the family in the medieval period. For details, see
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Excavation at Alahan: Social Dimensions of the Life of an
Early Christian Monastery. Father Sheehan will describe the
impact of this fifth century monastery, recently excavated
in southern Turkey, on the lives of the people it served.
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
8:15 p.m.
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He came on confident and alive,
looking aware and ready, fresh for
the tour. He spent time scrutinizing
the audience, penetrating the stage
lights with his gazes, and smiling
with incredibly proud satisfaction.
It was obvious that he loved the
reception the SRO crowd gave him.
A first show in a tour is an important one and it looked as if
Bowie was satisfied with the show
and quite satisfied with his role as
entertainer. He gave the impression of being a man who knows
what he is doing and how to do it.
How Bowie is doing things is
clear. What he is doing and who he
is is anyone's guess. The man
intends to go into movie making
and he calls the tour an opportunity
to make an 'obscene amount of
money' to finance his new movie
company, Bewlay Brothers. To see
who he is, a person has to look at
what he is doing.
Bowie is a chameleon. In an
interview in the February 12
Rolling Stone he said how he had
picked up ideas and mannerisms
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from everything that he had liked
and that he did not consider
himself an original thinker or he'd
'never be in rock and roll.' 'It's just.
like a car, man, replacing parts.'
As for being an artist he followed
through the old phrase 'the
medium is the message' by saying
that the artist was the medium. He
takes all these parts from around
him, puts them inside and presents
himself. With the nature of the
perceivable world changing so
much, it is only natural for an
artist of that sort to change as well.
This   Bowie   does   and   being   a
perceptive person his world is rich
in his first class presentation.
Now, though, he has lost his
interest in the music world. He
calls rock music sterile and
fascist; musical soma. He is trying
to break away from that scene and
needs the money to do it successfully. That is the reason for
this tour. It was not a bad start last
Monday night, but if it had not been
for the personality of David Bowie
— a subdued one at that — the show
would have been a sorry sight.
Instead it was a good indication of
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Chilliwack loses old fans
CHILLIWACK ... left to right Glen Miller, Bill Henderson, Ross Turney, Howard Froese.
By BRUCE BAUGH
Chilliwack's latest album, Rockerbox,
represents yet another change in the
musical direction of the group. The songs
are a curious blend of AM-pop and BTO style
heavy metal, which is somewhat of a
departure from the lighter, and more laid-
back approach of their previous Riding High
album. Obviously, the group is attempting
to establish themselves as more of a hard,
straight-ahead rock band: unfortunately,
the end impression I had of the album was
that it was nothing more than a not-too-
successful search for the perfect riff. None
of the songs really seem to hang together as
a whole. Instead they are fragmented, and
while some of those fragments are interesting, a few good hook lines do not an
album make.
A case in point is the first song on the
album, If You Want My Love. On this cut, it
sounds as if the band could not make up
their minds as to whether they wanted to do
the song as a ballad or as a rocker, so settled
on a compromise by. doing a bit of both.
While this approach can sometimes succeed, as in BTO's Sledgehammer (Not
Fragile), here it results in a song that is
merely confused. Henderson's plaintive
voice is ideally suited to ballads, and blends
well with the warbly arpeggiated lead guitar
during the verse part of the song. But instead of building tension during the softer
moments, the band has seen fit to do a verse
in ballad style, and then abruptly shift into a
hard rocking, three chord Louis Louie guitar
riff that leaves the listener dazed, only to
switch back to the lighter style in the next
verse. The product of this unhappy union of
disparate styles is a verse that sounds en-
nervated compared to the chorus, and a
chorus that sounds simplistic and raunchy
compared to the verse. The most likely pick
for a single on the album, If You Want My
Love will probably not go anywhere.
Musically, it doesn't really go anywhere.
I Know, You Know, When You Gonna Tell
the Truth and Treat Me Fine, Treat Me
Good are three basic boogie numbers that
have little to offer between them. All three
have almost exactly the same structure, and
if this sort of toe-tapping music may be
great to listen to on an AM car-radio, it will
not really bear up to a closer listening.
There is nothing innovative here, and
precious little in the way of musicianship to
catch the mind or the ear. On I Know, You
Know, Bill Henderson's once brilliant guitar
work is flashy, but lacking the elegance he
has achieved on songs such as Rain-O.
Froese's slide solo on When You Gonna Tell
Me the Truth is aimless, especially when
compared to the wonderfully tight slide on
Something I Like About That, from the
Riding High alburn; and the lead guitar on
Treat Me Fine, Treat Me Good is tired and
repetitive. In fact, on this cut, there is a
brief and disturbing moment when it sounds
as if they are about to launch into Deep
Purple's Smoke on the Water. For boogie
music, there is a surprising lack of energy
here.
All is not lost for Chilliwack, however.
Train's A Comin' Back uses a good rolling
and tumbling rhythm riff, and the guitar
solo is the best train based lick since the
Yardbird's classic, Train Kept a Rollin'.
Although in places it loses some momentum,
this is by far the steadiest, and most
energetic song on Side One: the rhythm
section moves, especially Ross Turney's
drumming, and it all fits together tightly.
The rauchy blues sound on Train's A
Comin' Back may have a lot to do with the
kind of guitarist Bill Henderson listens to. In
a recent interview Henderson said. "I really
like Roy Buchanan's control of the amplifier
and his lefthand. He really has an incredible
left hand, and he knows how to make his
guitar come out of the amp. I really dug
Clapton in the Cream. I liked the sound he
used then. He's still a really fine player, but
I did prefer the sound he was using at that
time."
Two other songs on the album are also
worth a listen, if only to hear the kind of
music Chilliwack is capable of making. Last
Day of December is a hard rocker with no
frills attached, the sort that gained
Chilliwack their reputation as one of the
finest rock bands in the country. Marianne
uses a Bo Diddley "Mona" type beat that
chugs along on the rhythm guitar track,
while the lead phrase opening the song
sounds like it was based on a west coast
Indian chant. The riff in this tune is the
bounciest and catchiest on the album, but
the highlight of the cut is a break in the
middle of the song where Turney gets into
aall sorts of different percussion sounds, to
good effect. "Marianne" offers a brief
glimpse of the sort of interesting and innovative enterprises Chilliwack once involved themselves in, and the sort of success
they can achieve when they allow themselves freedom in their compositions.
Last fall, Chilliwack were on campus for
the Trident Protest dance. During an interview with Richard Skelly and myself, the
group spokesman Ross Turney and Bill
Henderson explained the recent change in
the bands direction toward more structured,1
and less improvisational songs.
Henderson: I guess for a while there we
were just trying to really stretch out: just
going on stage with the minimum of
framework, and just doing what felt right.
We just thought it was time to come back
and get ourselves a good strong framework.
Turney: We still stretch out, only we do it
at different points in a given tune. We just
don't do it constantly. We'll play the song
and we'll take our freedoms at different
points. If I enjoy something that's on record,
and then I go see a band perform that song, I
want to hear them perform it — at least
those groovy licks. I want to hear them just
like that, 'cause that's what I went there for.
PF: Is free-form rock dead?
Turney: People are inclined now to lean
towards a basic song. I don't think free-form
rock is really dead. A lot of people are still
doing it, with varying degrees of success. I
just think it might have been overdone. So
it's time not to leave our hands so loose, or
maybe just at certain times, I think an
audience likes to be able to predict certain
things that are taking place.
PF: Is this a compromise between your
aims as a musician and the desires of the
audience?
Turney: I think it's just common sense.
You either do and survive or don't and don't
survive.
Henderson: As musicians, we write music
that we think is good. We like to appeal to
people too. So there are two considerations
that we always keep in mind.
PF: You seem to becoming more singles
oriented. Are you aiming for a larger
market?
Turney: About the singles, if you don't
aim for a general audience they you may as
well not put them out. Certainly we're
aiming for a larger audience.
PF: Is it a younger, more top-forty
audience?
Turney: Yes, we're drawing from that
■ audience. You said we're becoming more
singles oriented. I think the songs are
changing. That's basically what it is. If they
happen to be singles today, that's great, as
far as we're concerned. We're not trying to
manipulate. We're just doing what we have
at hand to do, and if it's receivable to a large
number of people, all the better.
PF: Do you still consider yourselves an
experimental and progressive group?
Henderson: That's for sure, man. It's- a
funny thing. If you look at really simple
structures, they'reactually more difficult to
understand at times. Sometimes they appear that way to me. For a simple structure,
it's hard to figure out how the hell it works,
'cause it's so simple. There's no complexity
to go for, to dig into. It's just there.
Sometimes a simple structure will .work —
you have good ones and you have bad ones.
We're looking for structures that are good
and communicable, and simple ones I find
very interesting.
PF: Has living in Vancouver influenced
the sound of the band?
Turney: Well, we live here. That's going
to be an influence.
PF: Is there a Vancouver sound?
Henderson: I think there is. I wouldn't
know how to define it. It's just like the
people. People in different areas of the
country. You can often identify what area of
the country they're in by looking at the
person and observing the person — seeing
how he behaves — and it's sometimes hard
to put your finger on exactly what it is. I
think the same applies to music. There are
differences.
PF: Has Chilliwack ever played the
States?
Turney: The band Chilliwack has never
played the States. It's in the works, although
I don't know when. It would be things like
Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia . . . that sort
of thing.
PF: (To Bill Henderson) How did you
develop your guitar style?
Henderson: As for development of a style,
that's a hard question. I don't know how to
answer it. I've listened to a lot of different
kinds of music. I practice the way a
classical player might practice. I play a lot
of scales when I practice, and I notice a lot
of guys don't seem to do that. That may have
had some bearing on how I play. Scales
always seemed the way to handle technique,
and I've always done that.
PF: What's your main consideration in
adding the guitar part to a composition?
Henderson: Someone just whispered
Make it work. That's really true. When
you're putting a piece together, you're
working out what you're going to play, you
sort of stand back from it and see if it works
or not. That's the main thing. Find
something that really contributes. You just
look around 'til you find it.
The Rocker Box album was recorded in
New York. It was Chilliwack's first time in
an American studio in over three years, the
last two Chilliwack albums before that
having been recorded in Vancouver. I asked
the band about how they liked recording in
the States again.
Turney: I liked it. I think we all enjoyed it. -
We went to New York — we thought it Would
be a good thing to' try to go somewhere,
where it's very busy. With all that motion
around us. That would be a nice change. It's
the opposite of Vancouver.
PF: Did the pace of New York affect the
songs?
Turney: I think it contributed to it. Our
handling of that hectic pace contributed to
it. Some things were just so in motion
around us it was ridiculous. We had to slow
down things and say: "Hey! Just a second.
This is out of hand", and there were just too
many people and too many things moving
around us. It was really distracting, but we
eliminated a few of those things and got
down to it and proceded to record. The
studio has an exceptional live sound for a
band. It has a certain crispness about it. I
said "live", I don't mean to imply a concert
type of sound. It's not dry — it's more interesting, more exciting, We wanted to try
it, and we said, "Hey, that sounds good", so
we just did it right there.
Henderson: We were conscious of a studio
sound. The sound of that album (Rockerbox) is a live sound — a really juicy sound —
and we were conscious of using that. As soon
as you play in the room you get that sound.
So we did have that in mind. We were trying
to get a big sound, when we were already
writing and putting the songs together. That
certain feel to it we certainly did intend, and
that matched with the sound of the studio.
Turney: You can't put in something that
wasn't there. With all the technology
available, you can't put a high level of
energy into something that is at a low level.
Ironic words those. I asked the band about
the free-form music on sides three and four
of their second album. The mood of the
studio set a mood there that is entirely
different than on the Rockerbox album.
Henderson: That was around the time
when we were playing free form. We just
decided we wanted to go into the studio and
create something there with free form,
because we used to have success at that. As
a matter of fact, we used to have quite a bit
of success with that.. I wouldn't want to call
it serious avant-garde, 'cause that would
make it seem awfully heavy. When we were
improvising and it really got rolling, it
became exciting to us, and it became exciting to the audience. We wanted to create
that in the studio. Of course, it's a little more
difficult in the studio because you haven't
got an audience.
While in the studio improvisation was not
always successful for Chilliwack, it did
produce some of the group's finest
moments, such as Changing Reels on their
second album and Sundown on the first.
Live, it was the sort of free form music that
would knock you right off your chair, and
one time at the Gardens it blew headliners
Procol Harum right off the stage. Yet, the
sound Chilliwack now seems to have opted
for is memorable neither on record nor in,
concert. Their UBC affair was enjoyable,
but they played the same style of music that
any competent dance band can play, only
with their own material. Chilliwack are far
too talented to become just another boogie
band. Perhaps they're right in changing
direction and looking for a new audience. I
hope they find one, because they're going to
lose their old audience. And if there ain't no
audience, there just ain't no show.
Friday, February 6,  1976
THE       UBYSSEY
Notice
Page Friday will be publishing its annual
Creative Arts issue in the first week of
March. Poems and short stories submitted
by students will be printed. Photos and
graphic art will also be included in this
special issue and an award of an
autographed copy of Robert Bringhurst's
new book of poetry will be given to the best
student entry.
Collection points for submissions will be
the Ubyssey office, at 241K SUB, or the box
in the Creative Writing Department. All
must be received by 12:30 Tuesday, March i
and will be returned if accompanied by a
self-addressed envelope.
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Ghost towns is nothing special
By ROBERT DIOTTE
While there is really nothing to
condemn this volume for, there is
equally little to recommend it.
Weighed against its retail value,
the content doesn't seem worth the
admission price. Especially since
most of the poems it contains look
like ones the poet will discard
later.
This may appear an unduly
harsh introduction to what is,
without a doubt, a competent
collection, capable of a few sparks,
but I will have to stand by it. With
very   few   exceptions,   Florence
Florence McNeil, Ghost Towns
McClelland and Stewart, 89 pages
Softcover, $3.95
McNeil's fourth volume of poems
loses itself in the conventional:
conventional phrase, conventional
posture. What originality she does
manufacture, McNeil overworks to
the point of exhaustion.
Discount immediately the
opening and closing poems. Trying
to package the book neater than
the binding, McNeil offers a
prosaic "this is what I am about to
do so don't be alarmed" to begin
the book and she ends it with a
pretty "wasn't this a nice little
trip."
Literary, intelligent and
civilized, the poems, at their best,
break with mild surprise and, at
their worst, compromise intelligence with superficial, sentiments or with a naivite more
alarming for what it tries to do
than for what it does. The consciousness operating in this book
struck me as so safe with itself, so
comfortable with the popular
criticism of the day, with polite
postures and equally obeisant
homilies to the commonplace, that
it loses touch with itself in the book.
Neural dialogues which concentrate on the right adjective, the
correct ending, the poems, for the
most part, need dusting off, shining
up, polish to refurbish them. It's as
though the poet spent a long and
hard time mustering the energies
to fill this volume out.
The spatial realm is eerily
hollow in these poems. Stark
behind the interior studies of mind.
For instance, Reruns or the Return
of Tom Mix, Mix being the popular
cowboy, is strange for its utter
disinterest. .
I am an archive
depriving you of authentic
existence
my  television   [repeating   you]
saying what the kids of 1916
could never hear
The archive, sounding of footsteps and loud dust, the poet sees
as herself. The television, the
image of a packaged continuum
and a passive agent who watches,
intrudes as the voice, the
"repetition" within the enclosure.
The poem concludes with the
image of "a jawbone in a desert,"
which does not amplify the sense of
the .archive imposed on the
television set so much as it
questions it. Why did the poet use
such a hackneyed image?
In Winter Poem III, the image of
the television set returns as
character and the question is
exposed to the interior inertia it
asked why to.
We have put flowers on the tv
it is complacent and lying
again
it says we are summer people
warm   benevolent
whose polaroid world   ■
is filtered
safely
It is not just.the certainty in the
language, the power of the prose
syntax over the poetry, the all too
obvious personification, the worn
out image of people watching a
television set. What collapses this
effort is the extent to which the
poetic consciousness is itself safe,
complacent, perhaps lying. There
may be poetry in the commonplace, the mundane, the banal,
but is it made by recreating this
same stasis? A similar cerebral
mire?
Many of the poems in this
collection are historical. In fact,
the title poem, Ghost Town,
suggests that we are looking at a
predominantly historical exploration. However, the poet's
conception of history, if she has
one, is never made clear. She talks
at times of evolution, but there is
nothing evolutionary in the attitude
she expresses toward the past.
The attitude, itself, is caught
between the poles of satire and
romance. In Ghost Town, for
example, she sets up a comparison
between those who built the town
originally: the prospectors, small
businessmen, dance hall ladies,
and those tourists who now, today,
explore the ghost town with their
"polaroids." Predictably she
chooses the past over the present.
She addresses the past as "you"
and elevates the ghost town before
the tourists.
The problem is the naive conception of the poem. Who would
deny that the tourists' camera
"won't hold your five-minute pose"
or that the past "leaves no trace on
their (the tourists') negatives?"
These things are self-evident. But,
is it true the original settler had
"stopped the hills" with this same
"five-minute pose?" Could it be
that the tourists are "outwitted"
by the past because it "is missing
from this landscape?"
The poet, to create the atmosphere of romance, inflates the
situation far too much. Certainly
that much is true. But the aftertaste lingering on the palate
caused me to wonder how long the
poet had aged. Does she belong to
the idealized, class of prospectors,
small businessmen and dance hall
girls? Surely she is looking at the
town as one of these tourists.
The poem makes no sense to me.
'Unless, of course, the sense that
the notion of the historical context
embodied here is myopic to the
point of being silly.
The family poems, father-
daughter, mother-daughter,
grandfather-granddaughter,
poems which constitute the final
two-thirds of the book, share an
invariable similarity of tone,
posture, phrasing and thought to
countless other recent modern
Canadian poems in this vein. The
family album is aik overworked
device, to say the least. Yet the use
of the family photograph,
developed to its logical fullness in
the poetry of Atwood and Ondaatje,
is brought out again here.
Curiously enough, the book does
contain several interesting poems.
Well, not so curious, McNeil has
been getting fine reviews, for her
books across the country from
people who should know what
they're talking about.
Well researched to present a
technical knowledge which is interesting in itself, these few poems
deal with old flying devices such as
the balloon, the glider, the
monoplane and even a 1915 fighting
plane. The flight metaphor links
the poet's craft to twentieth century technology.
Then there are glimpses of old
movies, descriptions of frames as
the poet watches them. These, like
the flying device poems, provide
some intellectual play with
metaphysical relationships implicit in the poet's posture.
For instance, a film sequence on
the Boer War reveals the faltering
imperial British forces with a
cunning subtlety. The tempo of the
day is described in terms of
Britons "waving batons/ at the
new century," "triumphant
colonials/ joining the chorus,"
Henty's "words," Kipling's
"music," "the bristle and clash/ of
formal recitations/ released from
the classroom."
- The poet breathes life into im
perialist Britain and then counters
this with the newsreel camera.
Leaving only the  silent movie
maker
cranking  out   negative   reports
to wonder
about the disorderly columns
retreating unedited
into the future
Here it is the intelligence and
subtle grace of the description
which fascinates. McNeil is good in
these poems, those poems in which
she draws upon her research to
entertain our metaphysical
awareness. But they are too few in
number to save the volume.
For the most part, the poems fail
to achieve any kind of freshness.
Overuse of adjectives, rhythms
that get lost in rhetorical phrasing,
a too prose syntax which elongates
the poem linearly into facile logical
exercises, these things cripple the
book.
McNeil uses a form which
consists of a single, prolonged
sentence. The breathless quality
this form effects is fascinating at
first. To encase a single poem in
one sentence, a long sentence, and
make it stand on its own, is an
intriguing feat. But after I saw it
done once, I looked for it a second
time. By the third repetition of this
form in as many pages, it had lost
its novelty and its strength.
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CFM slowly winning hearts
By MERRILEE ROBSON
"The books are there, the poetry is there,
the short story magazines are there and
there seems to be some concensus that we
are here."
Robert Harlow, in an interview in the
latest issue of the Canadian Fiction
Magazine, talked about this increased
energy and interest in Canadian literature.
The Canadian Fiction Magazine itself is one
result of that energy; it has been publishing
since 1971. After five years it still hardly
qualifies as an institution but it does have
some seniority over the great number of
small magazines that have sprung up
everywhere recently.
Canadian Fiction Magazine's Autumn
1975 issue is devoted to Robert Harlow, who
says of himself, "There is something
typically Canadian about all Canadians and
I'm as typical as any of them."
Harlow is well acquainted with typically
HARLOW ... typically Canadian
VISTA
By ANNIE WALLACE
Lots of cheap amusements to tickle your
fancy are happening on campus this week.
Many students might think that frats are
those slightly run-down buildings along
Wesbrook Place. Actually, fraternities and
sororities are groups of people that, apart
from their purely social activities, raise
money which they donate to the Children's
Hospital. They raise this money by sponsoring Mardi Gras, an evening of beverages,
games and dancing. This gala event takes
place tonight, starting at 7 p.m. in the SUB
ballroom. Tickets are $2, available in advance at the AMS business office. Price
includes a free beer stein. Music is by Jet. A
good time for a good cause.
This week, the Centre Coffeehouse will
present a Variety Night with folk, bluegrass
and jazz musicians. The Coffeehouse
promises an interesting mixture of talent in
a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Doors
open at 8:30 p.m. and the music continues
until 1 a.m. at the Lutheran Campus Centre,
the corner of University Boulevard and
Wesbrook. Admission charge is $1.
The Lionsgate Jazz Band will fill the Grad
Centre with their excellent vibes this Friday
and Saturday night. Formerly the Hot Jazz
Club, these guys are among the best jazz
musicians in Vancouver. They will be
playing from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. for listening
and dancing pleasure. Admission is $2, and
refreshments will be served. For further
information, call 731-6746.
The UBC jnusic society's annual
production starts on Wednesday in the Old
Auditorium. This year they present Hello
Dolly. Tickets are available from the
Vancouver ticket centre and the show will
run until Feb. 21. Show time is 8:30 p.m.
This week in the AMS Art Gallery, UBC's
Photographic Society will hold its biannual
exhibition. All the previous shows have been
the best shows of the year and this one
promises to maintain that high consistency.
The gallery, situated on the main floor of
SUB, is open Monday to Friday, from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
More art. . . the Vancouver Art Gallery's
new show is entitled Quebec 75. It is a survey
of the art in Quebec over the past five years
and is divided into three major categories:
the plastic arts, cinema and video. If you're
interested, call the gallery for more information at 732-5322.
The Art Gallery is also holding a special
event next Monday at noon. In an effort to
provide wider exposure to video as a form of
creative expression, the Gallery will present
the works of Colin Campbell, an internationally travelled artist in the medium
of video. That's at 12 noon on Monday at the
Vancouver Art Gallery. Admission is free.
This month West Coast Actors present The
Sea, a play by Edward Bond. The play, set in
a small town, centres around the repercussions of a young boy losing his life in a
storm. The Sea opens tonight at VECC.
Show times are Tuesday to Friday, 8:30
p.m., Saturdays at 7 and 10 p.m. on Feb. 6-7,
10-14 and 17-21. Tickets are $3 on Tuesday
through Thursday, and $3.50 on Friday and
Saturday.
Also at VECC this weekend, Vancouver
Folk Song Society presents a two-part
concert. There and Back; Where the Whale
Fish Blows features in narration and song
the experiences of life aboard a whaling ship
in the 1800's. The second part, Back Home,
is a selection of Canadian folksongs, English
and French, with special emphasis on songs
of B.C. The concert starts at 8 p.m. on
Sunday, February 8 and cost is $2 at the
door.
VECC's Woman as Star movie this week
features Lilian Gish in Way Down East. This
film, made in 1920, is filled with lots of
chilling last-minute rescue scenes that keep
audiences on the edges of their seats. Show
time is Monday 8 p.m. and costs $1.25. Film
is showing at VECC, 1895 Venables St.
A brief reminder that PF publishes its
annual Creative Arts issue in March and will
be accepting stories, poems, photos and
graphics from students until March 1.
Entries will be returned if accompanied by a
self-addressed, stamped envelope. An
autographed copy of Robert Bringhurst's
latest volume, Bergshrum, will be presented
for the most outstanding contribution as
judged by the staff of Page Friday.
Canadian writers. He has been head of
UBC's Department of Creative Writing for
the last ten years. Although Harlow has
never been connected with the magazine he
has come into contact with all the members
of the editorial staff through the department. Editor Geoff Hancock says that his
brief editorial at the front of the issue should
be called "Compliments to a friend."
The actual fiction in the magazine consists
of 30 pages from Robert Harlow's novel-in-
progress, Making Arrangements. The novel
takes place in a hotel on Granville Street.
One of the characters is a retired private
investigator and Harlow says that it's a
detective story, one of the most common
forms there is. This fiction seems greatly
different from Harlow's last novel Scann, a
The Canadian Fiction Magazine,
Autumn 1975, Number 19,
$2.50.
book which appeared so weighty that
several Ontario reviewers refused to
comment on it. CFM has not ignored Scann.
The issue includes an essay on the novel by
Robert Diotte. Of course Harlow's insights
and use of language will not leave Making
Arrangements at the level of a pulp thriller,
in spite of the Mickey Spillane-like collection
of hookers and horse players.
On Christmas day the residents of the St.
Augustine hotel bet on a race in the Iliad,
which the intellectual member of their
group reads to them.
"What this shows you is a race and you
ran get action on one that's three thousand
years old."
This could be a comment on the eternal
appeal of racing or the lasting value of
literature. In any case it is an hilarious
scene, with passages from the Iliad interrupted by the excited arguments of the
listeners.
The novel's narrator, Emil Lime, has lost
both legs in a logging accident. That is
perhaps, a "typically Canadian" accident.
But Emil emerges from the novel fragments
as a very real character.
However, it is difficult to find any clues to
the real nature of this novel in these
selections.   The   fragments,   while   they
generate interest in the novel and are
amusing in themselves, seem rather
disjointed. To the Canadian literature enthusiast the fiction will be satisfactory. But
it seems unlikely that someone reading the
magazine for the first time, and
unacquainted with literary publications
would be driven wild with the desire to
subscribe.
G. S. Fraser in "The Year's Work in
Literature, 1949" said, "There are, indeed,
more small magazines than ever, but one
has the impression about many of them that
they are read, and meant to be read, mainly
by. intending contributors, and that poetry-
loving for their subscribers has become one .
of those typical British hobbies like stamp-
collecting or pigeon-fancying."
There is a danger of this magazine
becoming too specialized to appeal to the
general reading public. However, with the
great interest the Canadian public is
showing in their own authors, it seems
unlikely that a magazine devoted to
Canadian fiction would not have a general
appeal. It is not necessary to degenerate the
fiction to the level of Harlequin romances in-
order to appeal to the masses. The problem
is simply that selections from a novel-in-
progress, no matter what the quality of the
material, cannot have the unified appeal
that a completed, shorter work may have.
But, as a tribute to Harlow, the magazine
is most effective. Geoff Hancock's interview
with Robert Harlow reveals a great deal
about the life, temperament and work of one
of this province's important writers. And the
novel selections, disjointed as they may
appear, are interesting.
One of the most important qualities of the
small magazine is that they are able to use
the material they wish to publish without
worrying about selling great numbers of
copies in drugstores across the nation. As
neither large profits nore quantity
production play a large in their production,
the editors of little magazines can continue
to select the material which most appeals to
them. They are free to discover new talent
or to devote an entire issue to an established
one. Therefore, they can be extremely
responsible, in the mass-media world, for
supporting the survival of literature.
Gustafson fires
By ERIC IVAN BERG
Simply win the Governor-General's
Award for Poetry, say the detractors, and
you've got it made for life. Henceforth
hoards of eager, beaver-tailed Can-Lit
pubbers will come happily thumping their
busbies to your doorway just begging you to
let them publish your laundry list.
Fire On Stone
By Ralph Gustafson
McClelland & Stewart
1974 90 pgs. $3.95
Yet to the winner of the 1975 Governor-
General's poetry award this is not a
criticism that can be justifiably applied.
Ralph Gustafson is a most worthy winner of
the controversial award for his small
compendium of verse, Fire On Stone.
This latest Gustafson poetry, his first
since 1969, is mature verse shorn of the
experimental eccentricities that marked his
earlier books such as River Among Rocks
and Rocky Mountain Poems. Fire On Stone
is a skilfully crafted attempt to place
Professor Gustafson into the forefront of the
too much ballyhooed Modernist movement
of Canadian poetry.
Fire On Stone does succeed in establishing
some new tangents to Gustaf son's standard
themes of life, love and death — which while
they can hardly be termed new themes they
are still the basis upon which most truly
great literature is writ.
In the poetry of his elegiac lament, I Have
Seen More Of Canute Than He Did, the poet
addresses the "rattled royal ribs" of the
famous Danish king's tomb:
I won't labor the proposition.
Merely say that the skeletons ta be seen
At Odense, Odin's town,
The bones scraped and dry, a small
Man for a king, laid on a cushion.
Whether he is writing-of a morning in
Hammerfest, a dead king's tomb in Denmark, or about a magically inspirational
moment in fabled Chartre Cathedral,
Gustafson always cleverly manages to
incorporate his lyrical sense of place into
the cereal mix of his standard themes.
Pursuant to his more morbid themes on
his travels, he mourns for Spain and its
several civil elegies in the poem Valle De
Los Caidos:
Grieve over the good and dead
Above on the hill, seen for miles
Around, agonized Christ is on
The crucifix. Francisco Franco
Cut the wood for this himself!
Strong stuff indeed.  Yet the man is
capable of coming out of the academic
woodwork and Cathedral morbidity to reel
off some rather bawdy lines of licentious
verse.
Fire On Stone is a finely woven, albeit
uneven, book of Canadian poetry. It remains
a valuable addition to anyone's library of
essential Canadiana.
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Cuckoo's Nest is unforgettable
By MARGRETT GEORGE
This film version of Ken Kesey's
well-known novel, is executed with
a deep comprehension of human
nature and experience.
One Flew Over
The Cuckoo's Nest
Lougheed Mall, Cinema 3
Directed by Milos Foreman
Starring Jack Nicholson
The story concerns a convicted
criminal, R. P. McMurphy, who is
placed in a state insane asylum for
observation. He is neither retarded
nor insane, but his violent temper
has convinced the authorities he is
too dangerous for the work farm.
For lack of a better solution, the
law decides that he will remain in
the asylum until an appropriate
place in society can be found for
him.
Once in the institution, McMurphy first encounters the head
nurse, Miss Ratched, and then the
patients themselves. The patients
are more disturbed than retarded,
but, having been treated as
something less than complete
idiots for most of their lives, they
have come to view themselves as
unacceptable to the world outside
the asylum. Through careful
scheming, Nurse Ratched reinforces this outlook by dedicating
her time to the running of her
patients'   lives,   complete   from
when they take their pills to what
they watch on television.
McMurphy realizes the situation,
and disgusted with the scene,
declares war." The story follows
this battle as it mounts in force,
with McMurphy fighting for the
men's personal rights and Ratched
trying desperately to maintain her
stranglehold on their freedom.
Jack Nicholson plays the role of
R. P. McMurphy. A very tough
character when first encountered,
McMurphy has been put under
observation in the asylum because,
as he explains, he 'fought and
fucked too much.' Lecherous,
sensitive, bright and witty, he
presents a totally healthy figure
amidst the asylum's air of decay.
Boy, dog use tough moral
By STAN HYDE
"The year is 2024 ... a future
you'll probably live to see." The
third and fourth world wars are
over; the fourth lasted only five
days, just long enough for
everybody to push the buttons.
Those left alive live underground,
scrounge a meagre existence on
the surface in "roverpacks" or by
themselves as "solos." Vic is a
solo; Blood is a rover — a
telepathic, talking mutt. Together
A Boy and His Dog
Produced by Alvy Moore   \
Written for the screen and
Directed by L. Q. Jones
Based on the novella by
Harlan Ellison
they form a survival team. Blood
hunts down food (and women;
Blood has an unfailable sense for
women), and Vic takes the food (or
woman). It's a symbiotic
relationship, Blood's olfactory and
telepathic senses, Vic's gun and his
ability to steal.
The movie is based on Harlan
Ellison's story of the same name,
which won a Nebula award as the
best SF novella of the year. The
movie treats the original very
nicely, so well that Ellison was
inspired to say this about it:
"After 12 years of seeing my
work butchered by producers, 12
years of openly complaining about
the visual interpretation of my
stories, at last someone has
produced a faithful version of a
story very close to me."
The movie is a groundbreaker
for other reasons beside the successful treatment of an Ellison
story. Alvy Moore and his people
have done something that needed
doing; they've produced a good,
tight, entertaining SF film without
a huge budget.
The low-key, stylish
photography effective and clever
costuming and an artistically
treated landscape-of-desolation
make the question of budget
irrelevant. This film has proved
that you can make a good SF
movie, representing an intellectual
and stylish level closer to that of
written SF (and not the ray gun
and monster hash, a la Space: 1999,
that was dated in written SF before
1940).
It also avoids becoming just a
movie about machines. Although
technology can be a valid
metaphor of the future, films such
as 2001 A Space Odyssey have
come across as machine worshippers (despite a blatant anti-
machine message in 2001, a
subliminal message remains in the
lingering shots, cinemascopic wide
awe and wonder at the things that
men may build). A Boy arid His
Dog is a movie about people, not
things.
The quips of Blood, the talking
dog,, steal the show. He is much
more human than most of the
humans. But while the show is very
funny, it is also a violent, tough
film that forces the viewer to make
some unpleasant realizations
about himself and how he would
react in the given situation. There
is no compromise solution in 2024
— you fight or die. Personal survival is always at the cost of
someone else's life. It is the kind of
post-nuclear hell that we all should
be considering, since in this age we
seem to always be hovering on the
brink of creating such a future.
Vic is eventually lured "down
under" to a subterranean Kansas
City where middle-class
mediocrity is making its last stand.
There are uniformed brass bands,
women in long dresses, and all the
men use suspenders; a megaphone
praises the vanished virtues of
America while it also explains how
to make pickles; everybody is in
clown-face with white makeup and
red circles on their cheeks.
The provocative Quilla June has
lured Vic downunder so that he can
be used to impregnate the women,
as all the men below ground have
become impotent. But downunder
is worse than outside. Personal
survival is still at the cost of
another's survival, but also at the
cost of individuality. If you don't
conform you're eliminated, but
quietly . . . death is glossed over,
you're sent to the "farm." The
Downunders are pretending to live
in another world and when Vic
tries to escape he sums it up easily,
saying, "I want to get into a good
straightforward fight with
someone over a can of beans! I've
gotta get back in the dirt so I feel
clean again!"
A Boy and His Dog is disturbing,
but somehow it manages to
reassure us that something human
will, survive the horror that's just
around the corner from now.
Maybe it's almost too hopeful, but
its most impressive message is a
kind of hardedged morality that
only those survive that are fittest
to survive. Over-all it presents
something ugly, something that
Blood can sum up in one sentence
after Vic laments that a gang of
rapists didn't have to cut their
victim up after they used her.
Blood says, "War is hell, Vic!"
McMurphy views the way things
are, and accepts it. He never
patronizes or treats the men with a
condescending attitude, but
assumes them to be responsible
individuals. When the men do
something he considers stupid, he
lets them know, asking 'what are
you guys, crazy or something?'
and expecting they'll act more
responsibly next time.
Nicholson is an excellent choice
for the part as far as .physical
appearance goes and his actual
performance is basically good. He
has achieved a high level of understanding and sympathy with
the character he portrays and his
situation, is clearly visible on the
screen. Unfortunately, this
emotional level is not immediately
(attained, and the beginning scenes
are slightly lacking in energy.
Louise Fletcher's performance
as the smiling, blue-eyed, drill
sergeant, Nurse Ratched, is excellent. She has fully captured the
absolute insanity of this woman's
life. Consumed by a hunger for
power, she feeds by fiercely
dominating every facet of her
patients' lives she is able to control.   Fletcher   develops   this
character with subtlety and care,
revealing piece by piece facets of
Ratched's personality that amount
to a very ugly inner self. Her
portrayal is very tight and controlled, and complements perfectly
Nicholson's expansive McMurphy.
The film excels for various
reasons, all equally legitimate.
Director Milos Foreman skilfully
allows the simmering conflict
between McMurphy and Nurse
Ratched to build to a peak, until it
finally explodes in one very
powerful scene. The irony of Nurse
Ratched's governing her. supposedly insane patients, when she
herself is obviously unbalanced, is
clearly presented.
The film also makes a poignant
and touching study of the patients
of an insane asylum. Their
characters are developed with
sensitivity and warm humor.
Excellent acting portrays expressions and movements that are
so realistic it is impossible not to
enjoy them — their very
familiarity makes them priceless.
Several scenes are unforgettable
and equally indescribable. I can
only suggest that a film of this
quality is well worth seeing.
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Friday, February 6, 1976 Friday, February 6,  1976
THE      UBYSSEY
Page 11
SPORTS
'Birds wrestle 2 wins and loss
By BOB RAYFIELD
The Thunderbird wrestling team
had a busy week with wins on
Friday and Saturday and a loss on
Wednesday.
On Friday, the 'Birds were
supposed to face the team from
Pacific Lutheran University. But
due to unforeseen circumstances,
(the coach was sick and four key
wrestlers   were   injured),   the
'Birds' opposition failed to show.
This was not a surprise to
Thunderbird coach Bob Laycoe
because in a previous meeting the
'Birds crushed Pacific Lutheran
43-6. UBC was credited with a win.
The match on Saturday proved to
be a different story. The 'Birds
went against the team .from
Western  Washington  University.
Laycoe expected this team to be
difficult because collegiate rules
were used, which is one of the
'Birds greatest weaknesses. The
'Birds prefer freestyle rules.
In collegiate rules, the wrestlers
face each other standing up for the
first round and begin the next two
rounds on their hands and knees. In
freestyle the wrestlers begin each
round on their feet.
The 'Birds won the meet by a
score of 23-20 in a hard fought
contest. The UBC wrestlers who
won their matches were Joe
Machial in the 118-pound class,
Mike Richey in the 167-pound class,
Clark Davis in the 177-pound class
and George Richey in the 190-
pound class.
Mike Grist tied with his opponent
in the 150-pound class. Clark Davis
was the only UBC wrestler who
pinned his opponent.  The  other
UBC rugby team in McKechnie cup
The Thunderbird rugger team
faces the Vancouver Reps in a
McKechnie Cup game Saturday
afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium.
The match is the first hurdle the
'Birds face in defending their 1975
title. Next week they travel to
Victoria to meet the Crimson Tide
in a round robin affair. The Fraser
Valley has elected not to field a
side this year.
UBC is flying high after upsetting the B.C. Rep team 12-10 last
Sunday. Their season record now
stands at 12-2-1.
In their last game UBC played
without five starters — wing Paul
Watson, fullback Rob Greig, hook
Larry Chung, prop Frank Carson
and fly-half John Billingsley. Greig
and Billingsley were with the B.C.
team. In addition, second rows
Dave Eburne and Flo Hindson split
duties with both sides..
All will be in action against the
Vancouver team.
Against B.C., Don Carson and
Harvey Edmunds joined another
Non-existent hockey league returns
The Non-existent Hockey League
made its second debut early
Thursday as the Austin Brewins A
defeated Austin Brewins F 18-4 in
an intra-squad game in the UBC
winter sports centre.
Former Quebec industrial beer
league star Freddy Vyse sparked
the A's with 18 quick unassisted
goals late in the third period to lead
them to their victory.
The F's had taken a 4-0 lead on
first period goal by Greg "I spell
my name with two g's" Thompson.
Alleged centre Gary Coull and the
hilarious Dough Rushton added
second-period tallies. Rushton,
who was instrumental in the A's
win, also assisted on the final goal
by the F squad, a blazing slipshod
by peripatetic Ken Dodd.
Rushton, who won a high school
letter (the letter A, for autocrat)
and was the all-star drawback in
his high school football league, was
also named one of the game's three
scars.
The Non-existent Hockey League
came into non-existence two years
ago when the Austin Brewins, a
hodgepodge of frustrated atfilete-
Ubyssey staffers, started
challenging other floor-hockey
teams to Tuesday night games.
After losing 147 games in a row
against the worst turkeys they
could find, the owners sold their
players' rights to the Washington
Capitals and went back to being
frustrated writers.
The franchise was reactivated
this week to compete against the
Scumbo Hockey League — the
local established bum league.
Carson, Dennis, on the front row.
They came up with a good game,
covering the field well and often
getting the best of a bigger, more
experienced Rep pack.
With Frank Carson displacing
Don and Chung and moving in for
Edmunds, Saturday's contest
could be decided up front.
Meanwhile, the backfield will be
reunited, more or less injury free.
Some creative running combined
with a good field would open up the
game to the detriment of the
traditionally defensively oriented
Vancouver side.
Game time is 2 p.m.
victories were all achieved on
points.
The Loggers from Washington
State University came here on
Wednesday and handed the 'Birds
a defeat. The Thunderbird
wrestlers did not wrestle as well as
they have in the past, but the
Loggers were one of the strongest
teams they have gone against at
home.
Mike Jostrum of the Loggers was
a state high school champ last year
and is a current state champ. He
went against Mike Richey of the
'Birds in one of the best matches of
the day.
Clark Davis proved to be a
strong point getter for the 'Birds
and with more training he will be a
good wrestler in the future.
Davis is a freshman and was
first in the B.C. high school
championships last year. He
wrestles in the 177-pound class and
is very fast for his size.
Although UBC wrestled well they
lost the match 33-20. This brings
their record for the season to six
wins and eight losses. The 'Birds
have two more meets left before
they go on to the conference and
Canadian championships later this
month.
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Friday, February 6,  1976
600 Maritimers sit it out
Strike into second week
FREDERICTON (CUP) — The
occupation of a government
building by 600 New Brunswick
students trying to force changes in
the province's student aid system
is into its second week.
Talks between the New Brunswick government and the students
are continuing, with the major
breakthrough so far being the
province's admission that the
students' five demands, including
a lowering of the mandatory loan
ceiling and an increase in grants,
fall within provincial jurisdiction.
The government had previously
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is no money to implement the $3.5
million reform package demanded
by the students.
However, the 600 occupying
students say they intend to stay in
the lobby of the government's
Centennial building, which houses
the NB cabinet and their department, until the government agrees
to make improvements in the aid
system effective September, 197t.
To counter the government's
plea   of   poverty,   occupation
organizers released a statement
condemning the government for
"incompetence." The statement
cited a $10 million giveaway to a
NB industry that went bankrupt
and the government's new $1.5
million leased aircraft as examples of government mismanagement.
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"We did react to it in council by
censuring the EUS for the Lady
Godiva ride. Most people on
council are disgusted by their
attitudes towards women," van
der Kamp said.
He said the vandalism has "no
joke value" and added that "the
EUS should take it upon itself to
end the Red Rag.
"The engineers can get quite a
bit from engineering week if they
put a little ingenuity into it."
An administration spokesman
said the cost of the vandalism to
the university has been $680.
Engineering dean Liam Finn
declined comment because he said
he has been busy this week with a
Cuban delegation.
But associate dean Fritz Bowers
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"The thing that concerned me
was the physical assaults on innocent people. This hasn't been
"worthy of the clever stunts they
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Bowers said he will encourage
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