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Array AMS CANS CUS DESPITE LONEYS PLEAS
By JOHN  GIBBS
Ubyssey Council Reporter
Despite high powered reinforcements, the Canadian Union of Students didn't have a chance at
Monday's council meeting.
It was apparent by the 11-2 vote to withdraw
that most councillors had made up their minds before being addressed by a five-man delegation led
by CUS president-elect, Martin Loney.
The vote followed an executive recommendation
to withdraw from CUS.
AMS president-elect, Fraser Hodge, moved that
the AMS recommend withdrawal in the March 11
and 12 referendum. Several councillors called for
the vote immediately without discussion and without
hearing from the CUS delegation.
AMS president, Dave Zirnhelt, persuaded them
however, to discuss the question with the visitors.
So the councillors let "Loney and company" talk,
but they didn't listen and if they did, they didn't
change their minds.
Tobin Robbins, external affairs officer, spoke for
the executive, calling CUS "highly inefficient and
bureaucratic". He said the union could no longer be
considered national, having recently dropped from
46 to 22 schools.
"We object to its present political position," he
said. "CUS is not responsible to the majority of
Canadian students."
This was especially so in B.C., he said, where the
western fieldworker was "useless and. hardly ever
seen on campus."
Robbins said there was a need for national union
to do research and to lobby Ottawa but that a
federation of student council would best serve that
purpose.
"It's a myth to talk about the mobilization of
140,000 students," he said. "We need a federation
of councils, similar to the B.C. Union of Students,
to build a base from which we can work."
Hodge then spoke saying he'd changed his mind
since Christmas when he favored staying in the
union.
"CUS has slit its own throat," he said.
Then the CUS delegation spoke.
Loney said that whether CUS lives or dies depends greatly on what happens at UBC. "It's not
unrealistic to say many schools will move back into
CUS next fall if UBC decides to stay in," he said.
He blamed the news media for the drop in membership saying students got their image of the union
through distorted press coverage.
"The media suggests that CUS is run by a bunch
of revolutionaries who want to burn buildings and
set up a totalitarian communist state in Canada."
Loney said that an Ottawa lobby was useless
without a power base, adding the CUS lobby on
student loans was ineffective for this reason.
"If you can't say to them <Ottawa) that there will
be 100,000 students on your doorstep if you don't
listen to us, then we have no basis for a national
lobby," he said.
"If you leave CUS," Loney concluded, "you put
the guillotine down on the idea of a national student
union in English Canada."
John Gallagher from Regina backed up Loney
saying that if CUS died "there will be a division
between radical and conservative students that will
work against a unified student movement."
Zirnhelt disagreed, saying "a student movement
can succeed . without CUS." But, he added later,
"If, by defeating CUS, we discredit the radicals, it
would be bad politically."
"We musn't become reactionary and say 'no' to
all that's good in the radical student movement,"
Zirnhelt concluded with a plea to save CUS. "If
you think CUS will die," he said, "you must vote
to stay in and reform from within."
When questioned by council members about these
views, which appeared to conflict with the executive
viewpoint, Zirnhelt said he was "just voicing them
because no one else did." He abstained on the 1:30
a.m. vote.
The adopted motion recommending withdrawal
from CUS said it could no longer be considered a
national union, since its membership recently dropped from 46 to 22 schools, that there was no evidence
of a reversal, that CUS had failed to relate to B.C.
students and that it was inefficient on a national
level.
You are
holding
the organ
of the
student
body
Vol. L, No. 48
VANCOUVER, B.C., FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1969
■<» •■■■■■■■.....„„'
HUNGRY FOR STUDENTS, the beastly new administration building at the corner of Wesbrook
and University Boulevard will soon be open. The Bank of Montreal will devour money from
new location starting Monday and the Post Office has been chewing mail for the last week.
More expansion is planned for imperialistic tiger. The old animal (building) is being used as
office space.
CUS words fly as heavies debate
Voting on the referendum on
membership in the Canadian
Union of Students will take
place on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Opinions on both sides of the
question    are    presented    on
pages two and three of today's
v Ubyssey.
Martin Loney, OUS president-elect, John Conway, B.C.
„ National Council member, and
Carey Linde, former AMS vice-
president, will debate in the
SUB ballroom Monday in support of remaining in CUS.
The opposing view will be
presented by AMS president
Dave Zirnhelt, AMS presidentelect Fraser Hodge, and former
AMS president Shaun Sullivan.
The ballot for next week's
referendum asks if ypu are in
favour of staying in CUS. The
legality of this wording has
been questioned by arts undergrad society vice-president Bret
Smiley and in this context The
Ubyssey is required to print
the following notice:
As required by the Alma
Mater Society code, article 4
(4), I, Bret Smiley, 7990684,
wish to invoke the authority of
student's court to settle what I
consider to be an infringement
of my rights as a member of
the Alma Mater Society of
UBC. In reference to the matter of UBC's membership in
the Canadian Union of Students, the executive of tiie
AMS is violating long standing
principles of public policy by
reversing the onus of changing
the status quo by wording the
ballot in such a way as to require two-thirds to remain in
the organization of CUS.
D. Bret Smiley
Lawyers for 114
say occupation
was justified
BURNABY—The trial of the 114 opened Wednesday, with
defence lawyers apparently determined to argue the students'
occupation as being a justified political action under the circumstances.
Lawyers John Stanton and John Macey cited letters taken
from the SFU administration files and administration and senate
refusal to undertake negotiations as proof discrimination exists
in the SFU admissions policy and students were thwarted in
their attempts to achieve change peacefully.
The 106 currently on trial, the ones who have pleaded guilty
to 'creating a disturbance' at SFU Nov. 22 and 23. will have
their chance to speak March 19, when Magistrate F. G. Giles
will pass sentence.
The 106 will appear daily, in groups of five, until all have
been processed. The eight who pleaded not guilty will come to
trial late in April.
Stanton argued Wednesday that the students involved, less
than 20 per cent of whom were non-students, felt that they were
taking part in an important reform movement.
He said the occupation was a protest against blatant political
and cultural discrimination by the university, and only occurred
after three years of discussion with the administration had broken
down.
"The occupation was a serious and sincere attempt to get
the administration to talk—rules were drawn up by the occupiers to protect property, and the whole theme of the affair
was non-violence," said Stanton.
He said even non-students were justified in being there as
education is the concern of every intelligent person in the
province.
"They did what they did because they are intelligent and
sensible people," said Stanton.
"The students felt that education for all is a democratic
right, and they were angered by its failure to be implemented.
"A severe penalty in this case would only aggrevate the
situation," he concluded.
Macey argued that the administration had two choices—
to admit reasonable grounds and negotiate, or call in the police
and lay charges—and they chose the second.
"There should be no punishment—if there is, it is a price
paid for being good citizens," he said.
Macey introduced several letters taken from the SFU administration files as evidence of discrimination in admissions
policy.
Crown prosecutor Thomas Fisher, QC, confined himself to
sniping around the edges of the defence arguments.
He said the admissions policy was used as an excuse for a
sit-in by 'arrogant militants'.
He said a 'positive approach' would have been a better
solution. Page 2
THE       UBYSSEY
Friday,  March  7,  1969
DAVE ZIRNHELT, AMS PRESIDENT 1968-69 *
The question of UBC's continued membership
in CUS is essentially a question of whether or not
it is realistic to expect that CUS as a national or-
ganizaion can become a student movement. My answer is that it cannot. It is also a question of credibility in the eyes of the students. CUS is not credible
at present nor is it likely to become so in the next
year. There is no clear indication that there will be
a return of very many student unions to CUS. For
CUS to claim to be serving the needs of the Canadian students, its membership must include many
more than half of the schools currently in CUS. I
I must make it clear that I have no real arguments
agains the analysis the leadership in CUS is trying
to develop about the Canadian situation, nor against
the purposes of CUS. However, it must remain an
institution supported by the majority of students
in Canada.
Some believe CUS will be building up from
where it is now, slowly but surely. I do not hold
that faith. UBC must pull out. Upon pulling out, we
then take initiative not to form another union but
to call for a refounding Congress that will permit
all schools to vote. If, at the next Congress in September (to which UBC will be of right sending a
delegation) policy is developed which is articulated
in a manner that communicates to more students
who desire social change and if the programme,
personnel and organization changes are insufficient
to realistically attempt to implement that policy, I
will be prepared to support UBC's membership in
a revitalized CUS. By giving Students' Council the
mandate to withdraw, the option will be left for the
CUS delegation to withdraw officially as of September. If CUS then becomes relevant in the eyes of
the majority of UBC students then we ought to join.
If, on the other hand, it is not visually relevant at
the end of the Congress, we should not join the
union. The leadership in CUS was adventuristic at
the last Congress. It has left the Students in Canada
far behind.
CUS as a concept has not failed. As an organiza
tion it has. CUS should provide political and education leadership to the Canadian student. CUS should
not be trapped by considering itself to be the vanguard in a political revolution in Canada. Unless
the image and re
ality is changed,
more unions will
pull out.
Students must reject CUS membership at this point
because it will be
a rejection of the
failures. It is not
sufficient to hang
on in the mere
hope of change for
the    better.    We
COMMENT:
ANTI-CUS
must act now to insure that the required re-creation
of CUS will occur. Only by withdrawing can we
actively initiate the changes for redefinition of program and operation.
Fraser Hodge, AMS president-elect
Last Monday night the students' council of the
AMS overwhelmingly recommended withdrawal
from the Canadian Union of .Students. As one who
felt strongly in favor of this motion I will, in the
following statements, attempt to give some of my
reasons for this decision.
First let me quote the exact motion as passed
by council:
"Whereas:
1. The present membership in the Canadian
Union of Students does not warrant the name of a
national union, and
2. The trends over the last six months have
shown a drastic decrease in membership from some
36 schools and 146,000 students to some 22 schools
and only 75,000 students, of which UBC comprises
over 25 per cent, and
3. In the opinion of the combined executives
there is no significant evidence of a reversal of
this trend, and
4. The failure of the union to relate to the
problems of B.C. and the students of B.C., and
5. Over the last few years the present CUS has
shown itself totally incapable of any efficient organi
zation on the national level in terms of both communication and programmes,
Be it resolved that the AMS Council adopt the
recommendation from both the incoming and outgoing executives and recommend that the Alma
Mater Society of UBC withdraw from the Canadian
Union of Students."
Over the last year I have been fairly conscious
of CUS, its directions, and its potential. Since the
Annual Congress last August in Guelph, Ont., CUS
has gone steadily downhill in terms of membership,
organization and direction. It is clearly evident, at
this time that a high degree of revitalization is absolutely necessary to maintain a national union, a concept which I am sure we are all in favor of.
In recent weeks both the incoming and outgoing
executives of the AMS have given a great deal of
thought to this matter and we are unanimous in our
opinion that withdrawal from the union is the best
step at this time.
We feel that the results of this step will be as
follows:
— a great deal of freedom regarding membership in the future based on policies we are presently
formulating and will present at the next Congress
and if adopted will give the union a new image and
new life blood to attack basic problems facing Canadian students. Let me emphasize that we are not
reverting to the "student is a student alone, not a
member of society" analysis and that we are not rejecting all that CUS has put forward in the past
(which is NOT to be confused with the public image
of the union as created by bad press relations). More
so, we are adopting what we feel is the best plan
or revitalizing the union through an open refounding congress so that membership will once again include at least the majority of Canadian students, in
an attitude of willingness to belong and participation,  not  reluctance  to  pulling   out.
I feel that a vote to remain in, at this time will
unnecessarily bind us, to the tune ofjnany thousands
of dollars, to policies not yet formulated. If, in fact,
they can be formulated by the greatly reduced membership, the effectiveness of such a body would be
virtually nil. We are willing to take the initiative
in recreating a viable national union of students and
it is for this I am asking you to give us the opportunity by voting NO in the referendum.
Tobin Robbins, AMS External Affairs Officer
The decision to support UBC's withdrawal from
CUS was a very difficult one for myself and other
who have until very recently felt that continued
membership in the union would be desirable for
this university. Disenchantment has arisen for several reasons.
First, the leadership in the union has failed to
develop specific action programmes or projects which
would strike a positive chord with students. For example, the student loan hassle (higher interest rates
and tougher standards) has not been touched by CUS.
(^Another area where the union could have accomplished some good work was in the field of academic
reform where the board issues are not unique to any
one campus. Instead of endeavoring to keep the
member campuses informed as to cross-Canada problems or victories in this area or of proposing methods
for tackling this problem, we received a box score
of the number of labor contracts up for negotiation.
CUS was "hung-up" with the concept of developing
a student-worker alliance.
• Second, the bureaucracy of the organization is in
miserable shape. Papers and reports are received
days and even weeks late, and in fact, we know of
several batches of material which were not even
sent to UBC. A very good example of the lack of
co-ordination in the office came to light over Christmas. It was planned to hold a national council meeting (board of directors) over the holiday period, but
no one was notified as to the exact date. Consequently, the Maritimes representatives had to be
called once the meeting was in progress. Other examples are not difficult to find. Adequate financial
statements have never been seen by the member
schools.
Third, it doesn't seem too much to expect that
the CUS secretariat should have some feeling for
the fact that UBC is a member of the union, if only
because our financial contribution is the second
largest ($13,600). At times it seems that such is not
the case. Only two weeks ago, Peter Warrian the
present president of CUS spent five days in Vancouver. During that period he never even made tiie
effort to call the AMS, let alone come out for a
talk. The reason for Warrian's conduct, we learned
later, was because he didn't want to get involved in
"UBC's neuroses."
Fourth, a very bad taste has been left in the
mouths of many UBC people because of the conduct
of the CUS fieldworker in B.C., Jim Russell. Although maintaining full-time residence in the province he has spent no more than five days here. It
can't be said that we haven't tried to coax him to
come on campus, and in fact on several occasions he
has broken appointments. It is interesting to note
that Russell is nowhere to be seen even at this
crucial point when the future of CUS is in the balance.
Fifth, the rhetoric of several of the union's officers has succeeded in alienating a large number of
Canadian students as well as a majority of the Canadian public. This is not to say that CUS should break
its back to exude a good public image, but it must
be concerned with its credibility. For example, Peter
Warrian's comments of the Sir George affair would
have been better left unsaid. (He would not condemn
wilful damage to private property.)
Many of the criticisms mentioned above are not
unique to this year's CUS, but have been around for
quite sometime. A shakeup is long overdue. UBC's
withdrawal would help facilities such as occurrence.
If I really felt that CUS could be reformed from
within I would have supported the referendum.
There is a need for a national student organization
and possibly once UBC withdraws the momentum
can begin for the establishment of one which can
act on the needs of the majority of Canadian students, and as well, will be far more successful in
generalizing favorable student and public response.
Mike Doyle, External VP-elect
I would rather put my energy into forming an
open organization that would work on the concrete
problems of universities in Canada. Research at a
national level into the areas of student housing,
student unemployment and federal grants for research is of vital concern. The attempts made by
CUS in these areas were either ineffectual or irrelevant. Co-ordination between regional unions (e.g.,
BCUS, UGEQ) is desperately needed. CUS has no
French university participation and less than half
the English universities.
The concept of universities co-operating in exerting national political action against the federal government s important to me. The methods and tactics
used will determine the results of the initiative. CUS
this year has succeeded in alienating most of the
Canadian universities and the general public. Sure,
the media exploited some of the controversial resolutions at last summer's Congress. But, have you
noticed any attempt by CUS to get away from their
rhetoric and work on the urgent problems of today?
If university students are to participate in the
political process their contribution must be made not
for its ideological or rhetorical content but rather
be made because of its sound intellectual and political policies.
External   Affairs   Officer-elect
MIKE DOYLE, Friday, March 7, 1969
THE     UBYSSEY
Page 3
CUS OFFERS CONCRETE IDEAS: VOTE YES
By MARTIN LONEY
CUS president, 1969-70
COMMENT:
PRO-CUS
1968-69 has obviously been a year
of critical importance for CUS. The
union has suffered
under a deluge of
press coverage,
which as most students in Vancouver
know is almost invariably biased.
The press of course
was not entirely
screaming in the
conference  of  CUS  adopted
wilderness. The 1968
some very radical resolutions supporting the Czech
and the Vietnamese struggle for independence, dealing with the role of women in the twentieth century
society, with the prostitution of the university, with
the increasing financial difficulties apparent in
higher education, with the legalization of marijuana,
and with a host of other issues.
The motives were fully debated and passed
democratically. The reason they were radical was
because the delegates to the congress felt that only
radical solutions made sense in providing an action
oriented analysis of 20th century society.
Instead of calling a referendum on CUS membership your AMS should have polled you about what
issues affect you the most. They could then go to
the annual CUS congress with a mandate to create
policies and projects that will directly benefit students at UBC.
This year CUS has suffered a number of losses,
but the picture is not as bleak as some would paint
it. CUS has been debated on practically every campus in Canada. Students are now aware that CUS
exists, and to some extent of what it means to have
a national union to discuss issues and fight for reform both within and without the university.
Many universities which have withdrawn this
year will be reconsidering membership next year.
The press cannot continue to paint pictures of red
guard pyromaniacs directing international conspiracy from sleazy Ottawa offices. In the context
of a rational debate about the goals and aims of a
national student movement there is no reason to
suppose   that   CUS  will  not  recover  many  of  its
campuses.
What specifically do we propose for next year?
• A doubling or tripling of the fieldwork program so that regions are no longer reliant on the
energies of just one fieldworker.
• A national student newspaper coming out
four of five times a semester.
• Regional CUS conference in providing a platform for more students to participate in the union.
• Regional seminars designed to bring together
student educators, labor representatives, local politicians to talk about problems of higher education
in a more rational atmosphere than generally prevails.
• Selection of major themes for the year on
which the union would concentrate. Dave Zirnhelt
has suggested the growing gap between the rich and
poor nations; another proposal which follows logically from this year's work is action and discussion on
the problems of summer unemployment, housing
and the quality of postgraduate employment.
If you want this strong national union to represent you, vote YES in Wednesday's referendum.
What it costs you    CUS not minority plot:
change it if you want
How much money do we give to CUS? It's important
to put this question in perspective.
Because CUS is a national organizaton, it has been
able to raise money from industry and government. Approximately 35 per cent of the union's revenue this year
was from resources other than the per capita levy.
CUS fees this year for UBC were about $13,500, or 75
cents per student. If UBC stays in the union, next year
we will pay $1 per student.
In comparison, each student pays $29 per year to the
Alma Mater Society — a total of more than $500,000. If
the upcoming referendum on student fees is approved, this
will be hiked by $9 ($4 general and $5 for athletics) to $38.
So we give $29 to the AMS, and 75 cents—two crummy
hamburgers — to CUS.
People often ask, "What do we get for our 75 cents?"
But how many hamburgers has the AMS given you
lately?
An open letter
We the undersigned urge that the students ot UBC give
their utmost attention to some of the factors relevant in next
week's referendum on the Canadian Union of Students.
The postion taken by those members of the AMS that voted
to withdraw from CUS (only 9 out of 21) is the sort of ignorant
reaction that does not help solidify the students in this country.
While piously agreeing in one breath that a national student
union is necessary in Canada, in the next breath they urge the
abolition of CUS and give us no alternative in its place. To say
as they did, that CUS would be replaced by a federation of student councils, with the students perhaps being allowed to have a
voice only after a few years of the council's rule, is not an
alternative in our opinion.
In fact, while the power to stay in or get out of CUS rests
in the council alone (it is not in the AMS constitution and can
be decided on in a council meeting), councils across
the country are taking issue the of CUS to the student bodies.
To revert back to the elitism that council is offering as their
only alternative is certainly a retrograde step for students
across the country.
We feel that there can be only one worthy argument for
leaving the national union, and that is a belief that you don't
want a national union in the first place. That, of course, would
be a good point to debate. But if you want a national union to
maintain contact with universities in other provinces if you feel
that a national union is needed to try and improve the various
situations that presently militate against students (both of these
council claims to support), then to simply opt for withdrawal
for the sake of withdrawal is no solution to the problem. It
only makes it worse.
The argument that CUS is not now a national union becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, in that if you refuse to join an
organization because you don't think it is national then it never
will become national.
We feel there is already too little awareness of the Canadian
student identity. Don't make it totally negligible by destroying
the only national union we have.
RON ELIOSOFF. Medicine DICK BETTS, president-elect.
STAN PERSKY, past president. Arts
Arts RALPH STANTON, president.
STUART RUSH, student
senator
PETER  LOCK.  Science   AMS
rep
CHARLIE BOYLAN. past
AMS vice-president
CAREY LINDE, past AMS
vice-president
Arts
NORMAN STANFIELD, Music
president
KEN NEWCOMB, Agriculture
AMS rep
ISOBEL SEMPLE, AMS
secretary
By DAPHNE KELGARD
CUS Associate Secretary, 1967-68
Now a UBC Student
Arguing in favour of continuing member,
ship in a national union of students is something
like trying to convince someone he should keep
paying taxes. It's a helluva lot easier to point
out the obvious reasons to drop out. In a purely
individual level it may appear to be the best
decision; but if no one pays taxes . . .
Most students are familiar with CUS only
by what is in the press — where a speech by
Peter Warrian saying "this is the year to sock
it to the administrations; but it is also the year
to take it to the students" becomes "Riot, burn,
students told." Only where there is active involvement in CUS programs does one get a
clear picture of what the national office is trying to do.
This is particularly the case at UBC. The
fieldworker in this region has been deemed
incompetent by the AMS. The CUS constitution allows national CUS council members
to fire incompetent fieldworkers. A member
of the AMS executive, Tobin Robbins, is the
UBC members of the national council.
AMS WOULDN'T FIRE HIM
Instead of proceeding with the action to
fire the fieldworker, he and his fellow executive members chose to manipulate in the back
rooms of SUB to water down an AMS motion
to fire the fieldworker. The matter was never
even brought to national council meetings.
The situation has been further aggravated
by the total lack of any attempt by the executive as a whole or the external affairs officer
responsible (Tobin Robbins) to involve the UBC
students in the process of determining CUS
policy and carrying it out. In fact, there is still
an unopened box of resolutions in Tobin's
office which were sent to him last October.
Given these shackles, we shall try to outline some of the reasons for staying in:
First, membership in a national union is
important in itself. Regardless of how you
think students should involve themselves in
their universities and the society around them
(or to what degree), it will be much more difficult and expensive without a national union.
WORK WITHIN UNION
Recently a group of "moderates", opposed
to the present political orientation of CUS, met
at Waterloo Lutheran University. The general
consensus which .emerged from the meeting
was that it would be better to work within the
national union rather than start a new one or
just cop out. The union is the place where one
can most effectively organize joint programs,
cheaply distribute essential information, learn
from other Canadian students and generally
develop the school's perspective beyond its
campus.
The UBC delegate, Fraser Hodge, referred
to the Waterloo conference as "a crock of shit."
He concluded his comments by recommending
that UBC stay in CUS and reform it, if needed,
rather than pulling out.
Thus it is the development of a national
perspective based on concrete student problems such as unemployment, student loans,
quality of education, etc., which is the prime
purpose of the union.
VALUABLE SERVICES
While remembering this purpose, it should
not be forgotten that the union provides valuable services such as:
• a travel program. Some 18 flights were
offered this year (Rome, Tokyo, London) at
fares ranging from 40 to 60 per cent off regular
prices. All CUS members are also eligible for
student flights within Europe, a benefit which
can only be provided by a national union with
international relations.
• life insurance. All CUS members are eligible for life insurance at substantially reduced
rates.
• lobbying. Over the years the CUS Ottawa
lobby has helped obtain more federal aid to
education, deduction of tuition fees for income
tax purposes, the Canada Student Loan Plan,
low interest loans for student housing. This
year the lobby has taken the form of meetings
with individaul party leaders and MP's, giving
them the information they ask for and trying
to present the problems Canadian students face.
In addition, CUS publications supply information on topics from university government
to the Canadian economy. A research library
supplies information to councils and students
upon request. Booklets such as a Birth Control
Handbook are made available to other campuses
through CUS.
YOU CAN CONTROL CUS
One of the major difficulties of course is
making a national union relevant to the individual student members, a problem compounded this year by the inaccurate and unfavorable
commercial news coverage. However, the basis
for an effective, relevant national union controlled by its members is there. The much
criticized policies adopted at the last Congress
were not foisted upon students by ihe CUS
national office. They were passed by the representatives which you sent. If they do not represent you, change them; if you do not agree
with the resolutions send reps who will adopt
different ones. The problem lies not with the
structures of politics of the union, but with
the control you exercise over your own delegates.
CUS is not a plot. It is not a minority
trying to seize power. The changes the
Secretariat is advocating will only come when
the majority of students want them. If you
disagree with this direction, you can change
it. But to cop out of the union is not only a
clear display of cowardice, but attacks the
basis of democracy itself and in the long
run is counter to your own self-interests.
It is much easier to pull out; but, done
properly, it is worth the trouble to stay in. Page 4
THE       UBYSSEY
Grape gripe
Chairman, Faculty Club
Committee, Faculty Club,
Dear Sir:
We resign from the faculty
club as of this date, February
28, 1969. We do so as a result
of the meeting called yesterday, presumably to discuss the
question of whether or not to
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LETTERS TO THE  EDITOR
observe, in the Club's buying,
the grape boycott being staged
in connection with the Delano
strike.
Let us make clear our objections to the conduct and outcome of the meeting. We would
not object to a democratic decision not to observe the boy-
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MARCH 7,  1969
COUNCIL NOTES:
CUS and cunning
By CAREY LINDE
Humorous—that's what student council was Monday night.
It dealt with three issues, which in its eyes are matters of life
and death; the jock fee referendum, the AMS fee referendum,
and the CUS referendum.
You must appreciate the delicacy, from their position, of
the situation regarding the proposed fee increases. Athletics
wants five dollars more per student, and the AMS executive
wants four dollars more per student. A package referendum for
nine dollars isn't likely to be stomached by the students, right?
But the jocks have a petition to force their referendum. So,
council decided to come out in support of both fee increases.
(Like the athletic administrators, the AMS has no intention
of changing itself, but has no qualms about asking for more
money to pump down the SUB tubes.)
So then comes CUS. In what was almost an act of frustration, totally bankrupt of any ideas, council voted to get out of
CUS. That could have been the end of it, since council has the
right to determine for you and me whether we'll be in or out
of groups like that. But being good politicians, they figured to
send it to the students, we the masses.
For a referendum to pass it takes two thirds of those voting.
Rather than being honest and using the two-thirds rule as protection of the status quo (our present membership in CUS),
(the reason constituted bodies used two-thirds rather than a mere
majority) they figured they'd stack the deck in their favor and
switch the onus. The referendum is* to read are you in favor
of staying in CUS, rather than are you in favor of getting out,
as it should.
You can bet the administration hopes we pull out. In the
prairies even big life insurance companies have financed anti-
CUS campaigns on campus. And on those campuses where councils pull out of CUS, the life insurance companies come in the
very next day. I always knew CUS offered a life plan, but I
never dreamed it was such a threat to big business.
Dave Zirnhelt gave the strongest speech in favor of staying
in CUS. It was more persuasive then even those speeched made
by CUS representatives attending the meeting. But when the
vote came up, our president abstained.
Somewhat taken aback, I asked him why he hadn't voted.
He replied that since he had voted in the executive meeting in
favor of withdrawing from CUS, and since he had just finished
an empassioned speech in favor of staying in CUS, he felt he
must abstain.
And to top it all off, Fraser Hodge, who had the idea of
replacing CUS with a federation of student council types (at
least he seemed serious during the debate), remarked to arts
president Ralph Stanton after the meeting, "We'll probably
be back in by September anyway."
Now Fraser, please enlighten us as to exactly just what
you do think on this. Why pull out if your really think we'll
only go back in in the fall? We are legally in until August anyway, so why all the fuss for a few weeks out?
EDITORS:
Co-ordinating       Al   Birnie
City   Alex Volkoff, Peter  Ladner
Associate   Paul Knox
Managing       Bruce   Curtis
Wire       Irene  Wasilewski
Page  Friday     Andrew  Horvat
Sports   Jim Maddin
Photo       Fred   Cawsey
Ass't News   John Gibbs
"Mastheads are bourgeois adventurism,'* said Paul Knox as the army of
dedicated truculent journalists dwindled to a corporal's guard. Nate Smith
found out that being city editor isn't
as easy as it looks and sniveled with
gratitude when Alex provided welcome
relief.   Similar   cries   of   anguish   were
heard from John Gibbs on ihe news
desk. Maurice Bridge did Yoeman's
work (whatever the hell that means).
Erik B., Elaine Tarzwell, Frank Flynn,
and Keith Routley wrote, Carey Linde
interview, Tim Wilson drew, and Fred
Buckwold   blurbed.
In the sports department, Dick Button held the fort alone against the
furious onslaught of third world radicalism. Dirk Visser took pictures while
Gordie Tong secured the darkroom
against the  earthquake.
Gigantic, colossal staff meeting today
in SUB meeting room H (don't ask me,
I don't know where it is either) to
choose next year's elitist editor and
omnipotent god.
cott. But no such decision was
ever reached. One member
stood up at the outset, quoted
the faculty club constitution,
and argued that this matter,
since it was political, had no
business being brought up in a
club meeting, since the Club is
organized specifically to promote other ends — these including the cultural and social.
No further debate was permitted; the matter was put
straight-away to a vote; the motion to prohibit discussion of
the Club's position on the matter of the boycott was passed,
itself without discussion, by a
vote of 28 to 20. The meeting
was adjourned, since the boycott was the only item on the
agenda.
What can one conclude from
this? First, and most important; that the commitment to
rational discussion is, practically speaking, almost non-existent among the members of
this club. Notice that only about
50 out of a total membership
of 2000 were interested enough
to attend this well publicized
meeting, and that 28 of those
attending were there solely to
shut off discussion at the outset.
Second: that for these 28
people, a political matter is distinct from a social or cultural
one — so distinct that the question of any possible relation
doesn't even admit debating.
It seems to us that their conviction here is an accurate reflection of that of the great
majority of members who did
not have enough interest even
to show up at 1 p.m. — even,
in well over a hundred cases,
to stop on their way back
from lunch downstairs. For
them, the policies that the Club
follows in conducting its business (for example, hiring and
purchasing) is of no concern,
no significance — "political"
matter incidental to the Club's
main purposes, hence in some
magical way unrelated to them
as members.
This may be unfair to that
great majority. Possibly this
issue seemed to them absolutely trivial; possibly they had
pressing reasons for being elsewhere; possibly they did not
realize that a small anti-rational group would capitalize on
their absence in the way that
they did. Possibly. The point
at which individual decisions
in difference cases mount up
to what one must regard as a
collective bias is certainly debatable.
To many, this incident will
not justify making a judgment
on the Club membership as a
body. For them, the Club can
continue to function as a slightly pretentious but convenient
lunchroom and bar.
To us, however, the incident
affords a fair indication of a
general failure, on the part of
Club members and administration, to understand the nature
of their obligations: as members, they are responsible for
the policies of the Club in matters ranging from purely "social" to purely business; as
members of a Club constituted
democratically, they are responsible for the maintenance and
furthering of rational discussion in determining those policies.
Futhermore, their failure in
the narrow realm of Club affairs forcibly reminds us of
their failure to recognize and
Friday, March  7, 1969
honor these same sorts of obligation  in the wider  context
of the University. Under these
circumstances, we're afraid we
would find even the noon meal,
taken at the club, unpleasant.
Yours truly,
ELBRIDGE  RAND,
Assistant Professor,
Philosophy
ED LEVY
Assistant Professor,
Philosophy
JAMES DYBIKOWSKI,
Assistant Professor,
Philosophy
Right on!
Editor, The Ubyssey, Sir:
Bret Smiley tells us that one
objective of student government is to get professors "off
their asses".
In the interests of accuracy,
may I point out that reading,
writing, discussion and conversation are for the most part
conducted from a sitting position.
Mr. Smiley's political life is
doubtless upright and his private life may be horizontal if
he so desires, but even his academic life is likely to be a seated one.
Sincerely yours.
RAY DANIELLS
(Ed. note: Mr. Daniells' letter
and the above letter further
confirm Mr. Smiley's statement
— the problem is too much
talk, no action.)
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Memorandum to Al Birnie:
I think I mentioned this letter to you some
time back. I wrote to Fraser Hodge asking him
whether he knew about it, whether he saw this
sort of oblique propaganda as being in the best
interests of the reform movement, and the 'go
to the people' campaign that he stated as his
platform for the AMS presidency.
I have received no reply. If this is the sort
of campaign Fraser intends, I think people
should know about it.
JIM TWEEDIE
Engineering Undergraduate. Society;
Dear Sirs:
The Engineering Undergraduate Society at
the University of British Columbia will no
longer publish Slipstick after this year. The
annual of activities and club memberships,
which has been a tradition since 1951, has relied upon commercial advertising to make up
some $3.00 of the $5.50  cost of each copy.
As you are probably aware, the students
and administrations of many universities in
Canada and the United States have suffered
serious loss of public support due to the radical
actions of minority groups. At UBC, the activities of the past Fall have meant a drastic decrease in public financial suppotr to a great
extent. The Engineering undergraduates have
done as much as their time has permitted to
settle radical actions initiated by a few non-
students and draft dodgers, supported by a
group of Arts students. Unfortunately, the news
media generally seem to resort to sensationalism in order to sell their product to the public,"
while the many pacifistic efforts of the engineers led by Fraser Hodge, our president, have
gone unrecognized.
A direct result of the adverse public image
directed towards University students which includes, to our disgust, the UBC professional
faculties, is the 50% loss of advertising comit--
ments of Slipstick. This loss of about $1,050.00
has meant that this will be the final year for
this necessary and worthwhile publication. On
behalf of the Engineering Undergraduate So-,
ciety, I am appealing to your company to consider support of Slipstick through either advertising or by contributions of any size, in
order that the deficit can be reduced. As some
consulting firms have a policy not to support,
undergraduate publications, we are including
a page of acknowledgements of firms who have
contributed in some way to make the annual
a success.
Any consideration   on   your  part   will  be
most appreciated.
Yours respectfully, -i.
BILL   CHYPLYK.
Editor. Watts up
with avid*
egoes9 and
revolution
Philosopher, mystic, author, religious expert and entertainer Alan Watts talks here with Page Friday Guru
Peter Ladner, with the occasional question thrown in
by Province Spotlight hacks Doug Klyne and Roy Starrs.
Q: Would you say your popularity generally, and
especially here in Vancouver, is part of a religious
revival in the -west?
Watts: No, "religious" is a misnomer . . . the sort
of thing which is represented by Taoism is no more
the same sort of thing that is represented by Christianity than a discussion on butterflies is included in
a book on geology.
Q: Are you not trying to adapt eastern religion to
the west, as is often suggested ?
Watts:   Well  .   .   .   yes   and  no.   What   I'm  trying
to do is to interpret what they're doing, to western
people, and that of course means translation.
You  see,   our  religion  has only very  slightly  understood experience. It's preoccupied with belief and
conduct and therefore our churches today have become primarily preaching places, and mostly sexual
regulation societies, and that's about all.
Q: But  doesn't  an  institution  usually  fail  to  live
up to the expectations of its disciples ?
Watts: Yes, precisely. The institution of Buddhism
in Japan is exceedingly moribund.
Q: Why do you keep saying that the western vision
of the individual as a  "skin  encapsulated ego" is
such an important illusion ? You wrote somewhere
that this was the central problem in western thinking.
Watts: Because it creates hostility between the individual and the world. That's the big problem right
now.
Q: How did this illusion start ?
Watts: It's the same problem as the confusion of
wealth and money, symbol and reality, the confusion
of your idea of yourself with yourself. I can't say
historically when this started because we don't
know when language started.
Q: Did it start with the beginning of language?
Walts: Yes, close to it — when naming started. You
see, one of the ancient superstitions is that your
name is the real you, that it's the soul, and you can't
reveal your true name to any stranger.
In the same way children, although before they
learn adult institutions, live almost entirely in the
present, the minute they catch on to the idea of
time, it absolutely throws them. They're in a terrific
hurry to get to Christmas, to get to birthdays, to get
to Thanksgiving, they just go bllooommm, like
that, and they eliminate all the intervening time.
They can't stand time once they learn it. (snicker).
Friday, March 7, 1969
PAGE
FRIDAY
Q: Do you see a widescale turn in the west now away
from symbolism towards  an  organic  world-view?
Watts: Well, yes, there is a tremendous fascination
awakening now among young people for meditative
things. It's a return to ritual, but this ritual tends
to be non-Christian, more Indian, Oriental in outlook. There's a terrific outbreak of interest in the
San Francisco area in Tibetan Buddhism.
We  once suggested to Chet Helms,  who runs  the
Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, that a few of the
far-out  ministerial  hippie  types put  on  an  Easter
midnight service, and we'd have a fantastic bongo-
drum   mass   employing   bread  and   wine.   He  said
absolutely  no,  bread  and wine  are  no longer  the
true sacraments.
Q: Hashish and marijuana ?
Watts: Yes, that would be a different matter.
But later we were allowed to use the place for a
benefit lecture for the Zen Mountain Centre. They
had no objection to that whatsover.
So we had an amazing gathering; we covered the
floor with cushions, and everybody got an orange
when they came in and a stick of incense. They put
the incense stick in the oranges, and everybody got
flowers  and. then the Buddhist and  his   assistant
chanted the sutras and I gave a lecture.
Q: A lot of people in the U.S. today say that with
all the social problems around, it's immoral to have
fun like that, to enjoy life, and that the only true
human being today is a revolutionary. Is it possible
to be a revolutionary and a mystic ?
Watts: I regard it as my sacred duty to enjoy life,
and  I think  others should  do the  same.  I'd have
a guilty conscience if I didn't, (laughter).
Q: What do you think of Marxism ?
Watts: I think it's completely out of date. It's based
on a nineteenth century situation of the early industrial revolution, and has nothing to do with today.
Q: Nothing at all ?
Watts: Well there is such a thing as neo-Marxism,
the point of view adopted by such a person as
Joseph Needham, which may be very relevant to
different situations in China.
Q: Can't a person enjoy life by living up to a revolutionary commitment, believing profoundly in some
goal ?
Watts: Well I think the most revolutionary things
in the world are ideas, and it remains true that
the pen is mightier than the sword.
Q: A lot of Negroes have a lot of pens, and it's
not helping them much, so they're turning to guns.
Watts: That's not going to help them either — it's
going to lead to genocide. If they turn to guns
seriously, they're going to get wiped out, because
they're very easy to identify, not like Jews.
Q: Do you think what you say is really relevant to
people who are really tied up in poverty and social
struggles ?
Watts: Yes, very much so.
Q: How, for example, to somebody living in some
very bad slum in San Francisco?
Watts: Because I am pointing out that we cannot
afford to have poverty. That we cannot afford poverty and technology, that it's stopping technology
from working properly.
Look, let's take this silly war. We've spent $250
billion plus on the war in Vietnam. The wealth and
energy that figure represents could have put China,
at least, on her feet industrially — but only by going
out on a constructive enterprise instead of on this
stupid war, based on the Protestant bit that you
mustn't give a handout.
The problem is that Americans themselves don't
know what they want. They say they want to do
good, but not knowing what good is, and what they
want out of it, everybody is suspicious, because they
mistrust people.
It's   like   "beware   of   Greeks  bearing  gifts".  They
mistrust people who aren't truly selfish.
And you should mistrust a person who isn't clearly
selfish. You know where you stand when somebody
THE     UBYSSEY
says, "Look, here's what I'm going to do for you
but I want you to do so-an-so in return." I can understand that.
But when some benefactor comes to me and says "I
think the work you're doing is of such great service
to humanity that I want to support you", I think,
hey, wait a minute (sly chuckling).
So it would have been a great idea to wage the war
in Vietnam in order to capture the girls of Vietnam
and bring them to the United States. That would
have been understandable.
Q: Do you have any objection to a young person
coming to Canada to avoid the draft?
Watts: None at all. He's just a smart guy who knows
when to come in out of the rain.
Q: You've talked a lot about the need for westerners to increase awareness, to open up their minds to
the sort of thing you're interested in. Do you think
there's s* place at a university for people to do this?
Watts: Emphatically yes. Because you see the university is the major social institution of the future.
As we become economically free from drudgery,
more and more people are going to spend their
lives at universities, and so there will be many
many universities, and people will study every conceivable  kind  of thing,  including meditation  and
sensory awareness. It's already coming at Antioch,
San Jose, Santa Cruz, and UCLA.
Now another thing that is much more interesting
are the new free universities. The Mid-Peninsula
Free University (near San Francisco) is becoming
quite a thing.
And what isn't usually known is that the eminently
respectable university of Cambridge, England, was
founded in 1240 by a group of, disaffected students
from Oxford who decided to hire their own faculty.
Bologna was the same.
Q: You say you are not anti-intellectual, and you
have done a lot of intellectual work —* but a lot of
what you say suggests the search for knowledge,
intellectual study, and detailed analysis is futile.
Can you explain this?
Watts: I'm only saying, don't overdo it. Balance
analysis with non-verbal awareness. I like scholarship. If I were not running around lecturing and
writing books, I would spend a great deal of my
time studying Chinese.
Q: Can you say something about drugs?
Watts: Naturally I'm a little leery of discussing
them (wide grin). LSD does something worthwhile.
What people don't realize is that these chemicals
are just tools, and if you are informed, you can use
them well. A biologist who doesn't know anything
isn't going to learn anything even if he has the
best microscope in the world.
You can't play around with these drugs like toys
and expect to derive from them what you would if
you knew how to use them. I don't use LSD very
much. It's just too much to take too often.
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By STEPHEN SCOBIE
On Sunday afternoon, the Varsity will be showing perhaps the greatest political film ever made. This Sunday, and
also the three subsequent Sundays, throughout March, at 2
p.m., the Varsity will be showing Jean-Luc Godard's La
Chinoise. (Or, to give it its full title, La Chinoise, ou plutot,
a la Chinoise—"The Chinese Girl, or rather, in the Chinese
manner.")
Throughout Godard's work, there has been a continuous ten- ■
sion between the two opposite poles of "la tendresse" and "la
violence". In films like Bande a Part or Alphaville, these
two are held in almost perfect balance. But from Pierrot le Fou
on, "la violence" has disrupted the surface and become dominant. The gorgeously beautiful scenes of tenderness, love, and
beauty which Godard lavished on Anna Karina in the early
films (and which are still present as late as the three-in-a-bed
scene of Masculin Feminin) have given way to the mass orgies
of destruction which make up Godard's apocalyptic masterpiece Weekend (which will be shown, hopefully, in the Varsity's summer Festival) and his latest film, One Plus One, with
The Rolling Stones.
Some critics have found Godard's increasingly emphasised
political commitment detrimental to his art; I cannot agree.
Godard's vision of life and society and cinema (the three are
equally important to him) may not be particularly "original"
in terms of political thought (though it always is in terms of
cinema) but it is coherent, challenging, and informed by a
deeply felt rage at the frustration of "la tendresse". Only an
artist who cares as deeply about the positive beauties of life
as Godard has demonstrated he does could make negative
statements of the power and validity of Weekend.
La Chinoise is central to the whole view of politics in Godard's
work. It depicts a group of five Maoist students living and
thinking together during one summer in Paris—the summer
of 1967, only a few months before the eruption of the student
revolt in France.
The technique is the usual, unusual, cliched, brilliantly
original, overwhelming, confused, comprehensive, incoherent,
fragmented, dazzling barrage of Godard's tricks, gimmicks,
ideas unsupportable by any theoretical justification except
the ultimate, pragmatic justification—they work.
Thus we are bombarded by slogans, posters, lectures, theatrical
sketches, discussions, offhand moments of action, dialogues,
parodies, etc. The most important slogan, and the one which
most clearly defines the whole purpose of the film, is the
one on the wall which says "It is necessary to confront vague
ideas with precise images."
The first half of the film presents the views of the young
revolutionaries in a series of dialogues, interviews, lectures,
etc. The demise of personal relations is summed up beautifully and concisely: "I don't like your sweaters—now do you
understand?"
In the second half, these views are challenged — by the
defection and suicide of members of the group, by the callousness of their aborted flight into action, and most of all by the
long dialogue with Francis Jeanson (an idol of the French
Left, who supported the terrorist tactics shown in Battle of
Algiers) which is the real intellectual centre of the film.
Jeanson's arguments have to be met; and the young protagonists of Godard's film are unable to do so.
At the end, the necessity of translating ideas into action is
met only by the young man played by Jean-Pierre Leaud
(giving his usual brilliant performance) who attempts to
realise revolutionarty theatrical aesthetics on a door-to-door
basis.
La Chinoise is a brilliant and thought-provoking film, the
most direct statement to date of Godard's political concerns.
I won't say it is "one of Godard's greatest films" because to
me all of Godard's fihns are great and it is almost meaningless
to attempt to choose between them.
Also on the same programme is a short film about the life
and career of Malcolm X.
This is an experiment on the part of the Varsity Theatre, to
see if there is an audience on Sunday afternoons for films
which might not have the kind of commercial appeal for
normal runs. La Chinoise will be showing four times only, on
Sundays at 2 throughout March. I hope there's a full house
every time.
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By STAN PERSKY
To understand Ginsberg,
start with this passage from
Prose Contribution to Cuban
Revolution: "I opened my book
of Blake and had a classical
hallucinatory - mystical experience, i.e. heard his voice commanding and prophesying to
me from eternity, felt my
soul   open   completely   wide
Allen Ginsberg, Planet News
(City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1968)
all its doors & windows and the
cosmos flowed thru me, & experienced a state of altered apparently total consciousness . . .
Meanwhile immediately made
vow No. 2 that henceforth, no
matter what happened in later
decades, always to foe faithful
to that absolute External X I
had thru destiny seen face to
face".
Ginsberg puts this Blake
vision among "the deepest
sense experiences I have had,
and the only things I can know.
I can't get around them any
way yet, and they are in some
form or other my own destiny,
any move I make I always
meet that Depth in new guise".
Warren Tallman of UBC,
who has studied Ginsberg
longer and more seriously than
most, says that his politics are
of "the other world". It's because, in a sense, Ginsberg
dwells in Eternity, that he's
able   to   know   this world   so
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shrewdly and with such openness.
With the vow to remain faithful to the mystical X, we also
have to remember that there is
a first vow: "I made a vow
(not ever to be broken) on the
ferryboat When I went to take
entrance exam at Columbia,
Vow Forever that ... I would
never betray the Ideal — to
help the masses in their misery".
In this light I read Wichita
Vortex Sutra in Planet News,
which moves about the central
themes of war and the prophecy of its end, the American
landscape and a notion of
"These States", of love and
being alone, the bad guess-bad
magic politics which misuses
language at its public level and
the uncorrupted speech of
angels which you can tune in
on your car radio.
Ten years ago Ginsberg was
the author  of Howl, a poem
Allen Ginsberg is reading at
UBC, Tuesday noon, March
11, in the SUB ballroom.
Thursday, 8:00 p.m., March 13,
he appears in concert with
Phil Ochs at the Garden Auditorium.
which had its first impact on
the public, striking a chord in
the body politic (as contrasted
to that poetry to which only
poets are clued in). He was the
hero of a small American sub-
cultural group.
Since then, since Howl and
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Kaddish, poems about the destruction of the world in order
that it be reborn, in the latter
telling the literal and horrendous story of his mother's madness and death, so that she is
destroyed and comes through
as beautiful, a phoenix, Ginsberg himself has made a journey or pilgrimage. As Tallman
puts it (his thought on this
matter dominates and interweaves with my own), "Allen
has been to Iftdia, he's seen tiie
burning bodies, he's made that
fire-trek". Today, he's not only
an important poet, but for
many a major political figure
and advocate of peace.
The form of much of his central work is holy writing: Howl
an incantation, Kaddish the ritual Jewish prayers for the
dead, Wichita Vortex a sutra,
the shape of Buddhist wisdom.
In Wichita Vortex the landscape of "earth hills . . . icy
winter . . . grey sky . . . bare
trees lining the road . . . South
to Wichita" is permeated
through and through by the
Vietnam War in a collage of
every media form by -which it
is brought to us: politicians on
the radio, screaming smalltown
newspaper headlines, images
of bombs and million dollar
helicopters on television, recruiting service signs Careers
With A Future ("Is anyone living to look for future forgive
ness?" Ginsberg asks), "screaming faces made of dots" in Life
Magazine. No one has caught
the sense of the war as it reaches our minds, so clearly.
Yet, riding in a car, Ginsberg
calls the war over:
imagining the throng of Selves
that makes this nation one^
body of Prophecy
languaged by Constitution ets
Happiness!
I call all Power of imagination *
to my side in this auto to
make Prophecy
. . . into this Vortex named
Kansas —
7 lift my voice aloud,
make  Mantra  of  American
language now,
pronounce the words beginning by own Millennium —
/ here declare the end of the
war!
I think we have to read this
Prophecy two ways: in a sense,
the Vietnam war is over. The
U.S. has lost. What we have
now is their murderous mop-
ping-up, their dreadful hang-
ing-on. At the same time, it is
an appeal to heaven that invites men to imagine what it
would feel like to experience
peace.
In tiie middle of the Kansas
prairies, where the lonesome-
ness stretches out and out without boundary, Ginsberg describes himself:
to pf 4our
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By MICHAEL QUIGLEY
Next week on campus, the UBC department of
Music is presenting the Canadian premiere of
the opera The Good Soldier Schweik by Robert
Kurka, based on the novel by Jaraslav Hasek.
One of my friends hinted that The Good Soldier
was an anti-war opera, but when I spoke to
French Tickner, Assistant Professor in the
Music Department and director of the opera,
he commented that that was only one interpretation, and after a couple of days came up
with some information about Schweik for me,
from which I'll now quote.
"This work, if one is to be faithful to the composer, the librettist, and to the original source,
should be approached on more than one level.
The intent of the composer seems to involve
the listener and observer not only in the horrors of war, but more in the foibles of man.
The opera is about Schweik! It is about Schweik and his environment! It is not a platform
for political belief or dogma. It is the custom
today to take a work and twist it into any
position that the director feels is to his inclination. However, the watchword for this produc-
THE GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK - an opera
not only about the horrors of war, but also
the foibles of man — at UBC, March
14 &  15.
tion has been to maintain as close a relationship with the opera and the original source as
possible. In short, to re-create, if possible, the
original intent of the two artists represented.
"The work is essentially satire, set in scenes
that are episodic rather than continous in nature. There is some comment on the useless-
ness of war but this is not the essential message of the work. The music is rather astringent, featuring a few set pieces, occasionally
utilizing parody of jazz and dance forms. The
melodic line is not melodious since the story
line doesn't suggest the flowing quality needed
by more conventional pieces of musical theatre.
The vocal lines are not simple by any means,
employing for all parts difficult intervallic
movement and requiring a strong sense of
musicianship."
The opera, in many ways similar to some
dramas by Bertholt Brecht, especially the
Brecht-Weill "epic" operas Mahagonny and
The Three-Penny Opera, consists of two acts
(twenty-one scenes), with a prologue and an
epilogue. Here's a brief synopsis, again furnished by Mr. Tickner:
"Schweik is arrested for harmless political remarks and because of his bland nature is
deemed an idiot by psychiatrists and committed to an insanse asylum. Thoroughly happy
there, he is accused of malingering and thrown
out. Suffering an attack of rheumatism, he
nevertheless reports for induction into the
army. In the infirmary an army doctor attempts
to convert hm and other to patriotism by prescribing an enema, three times a day. The
Baroness von Bozenheim comes to see Schweik,
whose gesture in reporting for the draft in a
wheel chair has aroused wide acclaim. The
doctor throws the malingerers Schweik in the
guard house, from which, after a religious
'experience', the chaplain chooses Schweik for
his orderly. The chaplain promptly loses Schweik to Lt. Lukash in a poker game. Schweik
complicates his new master's life with a dog,
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and by arranging an embarrassing meeting between the Lieutenant, his mistress and her
husband. The Lieutenant is ordered to the
front, taking, of course, Schweik with him.
On the train, Schweik pulls the emergency
cord and is taken off the train, much to the
delight of Lt. Lukash.
The Lieutenant's happiness is rather short-lived
because Schweik returns to again complicate
Lt. Lukash and his amourous life. The two
finally reach the front and Lt. Lukash feels
that perhaps he is wrong about Schweik, that
if they both survive the war together they
might become friends; however, he sends
Schweik and another soldier off to front line
patrol, giving them exact directions as to how
to get there. Schweik seems to feel that Lt.
Lukash has made a mistake in his directions
and goes to the right rather than to the left
and wanders off, following his own inclinations."
That's what it's all about. Now go and see
Schweik. It's being presented next Friday and
Saturday, March 14 and 15, in the old UBC
Auditorium. And it's FREE.
Coming to the Vancouver Symphony at the
Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 30 is folksinger Judy Collins. It might be wise to get
your tickets now for this event, which conveniently falls on the last day of exams. Prices
are $3, $4, and $5.
It's also rumoured that Spring, the local rock
group, is planning a stint with the VSO, but
this is unconfirmed. Also possible is another
Sounds of the Century concert. More information about these concerts and their programmes
as soon as it arrives.
Finally, a word about the Village Bistro benefit being held Monday night. Since the Bistro
has been renovated recently, it's in a bit of
debt, when you add rent payments and a host
of other little financial hang-ups. So if you're
frustrated with pre-exam fever, or if you're
sick of writing those thirty-seven essays due in
three weeks, or if you're just doing nothing,
then go down and help out. Admission charge
will be "about a buck", says Bistro spokesman
Howard Luke. Some of Vancouver's top bands
are donating their services, including The
Black Snake Blues Band, The Hydroelectric
Streetcar, Papa Bear's, The Seeds of Time, and
the Mock Duck, with most likely a few more.
So GO!!! It's at the Pender Auditorium, 339
West Pender, starts at 8:00 and goes on forever . . .
April is the cruellest month, breeding
Wildflowers out of the QueeniE, as Judy
Collins, sweet songstress of Denver, Colorado, warbles to the lascivious pleasing of
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By NORBERT RUEBSAAT
The golden age of French classicism, of elegance and le Roi Soleil. Here wit became the
faculty through which the gentleman balanced,
and thereby 'civilized' his baser aspects, and
here art became the harmonious completion of
nature's disorder.
It is in this light that we must try to see the
plays of Moliere. This creator and master of
French comedy encapsuled the spirit of his
time as perhaps no playwright has since. His
plays present a balance of extremes, a cultivated harmony that is, in a word, aesthetic.
With acute realism, he moves right through
human nature, and, with a word or gesture,
presents the humour which is behind its
tragedy. The laughter he precipitates in the
audience must be that of awareness and sophistication — the sincere laughter about oneself.
The Miser (L'Avare) opens at the Freddy Wood
this evening, under the direction of Stanley
Weese. It revolves around one of the stock
themes of comedy, obsession with money. The
miser, Harpagon, lets his neurosis dictate his
every action, making him, on the one hand,
cruelly inhuman to his son and daughter, and
on the other, easily manipulated by those who
cater to his obsession. Both his children, meanwhile, are in love; the daughter, Elise, with
Valerie, who is feigning to be Harpagon's trustworthy steward, and Cleante, the son, to
Mariane, whom, as we discover, Harpagon himself intends to marry. The plot then unfolds
itself with typical comic devices — deception,
false identity, coincidence, discovery and re-
cognitidn — until the spirit of intrigue, in the
service of love, wins over blatant and rigid
avarice and the end is (apparently) happy.
But it is precisely here that the tragic-comic
aspect becomes apparent. Harpagon, while
being humorously exaggerated to the point of
farce, is at the same time pathetic when viewed
as a whole human being. The balance, the
beauty of the play lies in Moliere's ability to
portray the absurdity of Harpagon's avarice
without ignoring his suffering. Both are encompassed in the witty dialogue, in intensely
ironic sequences and in deft juxtapositions
of heavy and light scenes. This is why his audiences could tune into the play, why comedy,
at the time, was more desirable than tragedy,
because this was precisely the type of sophisticated wit with which they played with their
own extremes.
And so I was somewhat disappointed when I
saw part of the dress rehearsal of Weese's production of the play on Wednesday. The two-
sided aspect seemed here to be lacking. I saw
too much farce and not enough comedy, and
the ensuing laughter was elementary. Furthermore, I found that the elegance, the flair, the
fluid control of gesture and intonation which
is so important to a period piece of especially
this kind, was not polished enough — it was
too straight and the lines sounded like it was
the twentieth century.
Admittedly, the dress rehearsal is not the final
performance, and admittedly, I only saw half
the dress rehearsal. I very much hope that
Weese and his actors are able to polish these
aspects a bit more for opening night because I
believe there is more in the play than I saw
here. I would like to see the balance of extremes, the classical harmony which is so central to this play preserved — and brought on
with the elegant flair that this form warrants.
continued from pf 2wo
I'm an old man now, and a lonesome man in Kansas but not
afraid
to speak my lonesomeness
in a car,
because not only my lonesomeness
ifs Ours, all over America...
All we do is for this frightened
thing we call Love, want and
lack —
fear that we aren't the one
whose body could be
beloved of all the brides of
Kansas City.
kissed all over by every boy
of Wichita —
O but how many in their solitude weep aloud like me —
On the bridge over Republican River
almost in tears to know
how    to    speak    the    right
language.
Everywhere public language
is misused, Ginsberg says. In
Prose Contribution to Cuban
Revolution, Ginsberg saw the
full implications glimpsed by
the many who put it down so
easily these days as "that's only
words": "poesy itself became
a block to further awareness.
For further awareness lay in
dropping every fixed concept
of self, identity, role, ideal,
habit & pleasure. It meant
dropping language itself, words,
as medium of consciousness."
Ginsberg has faced up to the
possibility of language as a
trap. In Wichita Vortex he returns to Ezra Pound's conception of language as "man standing by his word", and it finds
form in:
Oh at last again the radio opens
blue Invitations!
Angelic Dylan singing across
the nation
"When    all    your    children
start to resent you
Won't   you   come   see   me,
Queen Jane?"
His youthful voice making glad
the brown endless meadows *
His tenderness penetrating ether,
soft    prayer    on    the    airwaves ...
The earthly misuse it, but
Ginsberg dwells in Eternity,
believing in Angels, and their
speech is uncorrupted.
Planet News is Ginsberg's
record. In the tradition of Walt *■*
Whitman, he is writing public
poetry. His work is the effort
to come to terms with something called "America". It is
addressed to "The People".
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By GEORGE PORKOLAB
The film-maker today is taking a predominant role in 20th
century living. He uses the film as medium for artistic expression, social awareness and financial gain.
Film is the major modern development in creative and artistic
expression. It is the medium where technical developments
and human sensitivity in its manipulation combine into a
powerful format. It allows a more direct and raw form of
communication than any of the other existing arts. Many
persons who, a few years ago, would have been writers,
painters or musicians have gone into film because of the
fluidity and freedom that it offers.
Financially film is, the most lucrative and biggest confidence
racket on the move. It's legal too. Advertising is the largest
example of this. The most powerful example is the multi-
billion dollar industry that encompasses the world under
the guise of film.
In recognition of the importance of film and its power, many
universities have thorough and extensive programs for examining film from theoretical and practical points of view.
Notably these universities are in the United States. Specifically New York University and UCLA both offer complete
programs in film aesthetics and production leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees.
What are the possibilities here in Canada and particularly on
the West Coast? Zero. UBC offers a course in the history and
aesthetics in film (Theatre 330). This is a meager attempt at
a realistic evaluation of the medium. For the past three years
a production course (the proposed Theatre 333) has been on
the drawing boards. For some mysterious reason it has never
taken off. Persons at UBC interested in film have to grovel
with outside organizations for experience and outlet. The
National Film Board and locally the CBC have provided some
sort of training ground. But it must be kept in mind that this
is not a solution. These make-shift methods in no way compare with a well organized, professionally run film-making
program within an academic environment.
This is another one of UBC's anachronisms. "19th Century,
or fight". It is time that some of the responsible persons at
this university examined the world that they're living in and
join the present. If they should do so they will have to acknowledge the singular force of film today and as such the immediate need for an expanded program for the study of film
in an exhaustive manner at the University of British Columbia.
Happy New Year, 1812!!!
Lion not rampant
By K. TOUGAS
The Lion in Winter, like
most spectaculars, is very conscious of its presentation,
which in itself is reasonably effective. Other than the irritating case of zoomitis demonstrated by director Anthony
Harvey in the first third of the
film, countryside expanses bear
gentle hues of brown and green
reminiscent of some Impressionist painting. Coarse, shadowed halls and chambers successively enclose the action-
drama, but one soon realizes
that this was originally a stage
play and has never quite escaped from that medium. However, presentation in this case
is valueless for the over-all
.show is quite pointless.
Seemingly the film endeavours to penetrate the sanctum
of Henry II, his wife Eleanor of
Aquitaine, his mistress Princess Alais of France, his three
sons, joined by the young King
of France. The interrelationships of this prize collection of
royalty slip by; the supposedly
involved developments become
unimportant and unnoticed.
The weight of decisions governing the destiny of France and
England is simply not apparent. The Lion in Winter becomes a common, drawn-out
family squabble.
To counter this, the stage
version may have had intense
psychological innuendoes which
were lost in the transition to
film, but I doubt it. Goldman's
script is confused, ranging inconsistently    from    simulated
lyricism to Alfie-style catch-
lines addressed to the audience. Apparently he remained
indecisive as to what effect he
desired, and the entire production fails because of it. In passing I must admit though that
there are some priceless one-
liners developing from the
Henry/Eleanor spiels.
Finally, The Lion in Winter
has one redeeming feature: the
acting. The casting for every
role is exactly right. Naturally,
Katherine Hepburn and Peter
O'Toole provide the majestic
and subtle performances we
expect of them. Unfortunately,
while the acting joins with royalty, everything else in the
film mixes with the peasants.
Friday, March 7, 1969
PETER OTOOLE isn't taking
this one lion down!
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APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION
REMINDER
All students who expect to graduate this spring
are requested to submit "Application for Graduation" cards (two) to the Registrar's Office (Miss
Davis) immediately. This includes students who
are registered in a year not normally considered
to be a graduating year (e.g. one-year teacher-
training programme for graduates) but who are
expecting to complete a degree programme this
spring.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to make
application for his degree. If the student does not make
application, his name will not be put forward for approval
by his Faculty and by Senate.
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Despite the unfortunate cancellation of Tuesday's concert,
the inimitable Josh White Sr.'will perform with Ann Mortifee
in the SUB Ballroom at noon today. The two-hour concert
costs 750 . . . early arrival is advisable in view of the large
attendance expected. Josh continues till Sunday at the River
Queen on Davie.
As a point of interest, the old Retinal Circus now houses the
Grooveyard, an extension of the New Westminster establishment. From rock to rhythm and blues .. . well groove, Martha.
Kelly James writes from Montreal where he's interim en
route to London: as usual he's doing his mind-boggling thing
and meeting with undefinable success. Correspondence will
be forwarded to him through the Page Friday office until the
end of this month.
Benefit for the ailing Village Bistro will be held Monday
night at the Pender Auditorium, 339 West Pender. Support
is urgently needed, and a multiversity of bands et al will
make attending worthwhile. For more information see
Crotchets & Quavers, page 3, or call the Bistro at 736-9920.
Boating buffs and dreamers should catch the Boat Show at
the PNE grounds till Sunday. Those who cannot afford to
buy, can collect ample information on rentals and charters;
sailing schools abound. Then there's always the bikini-bearing
eye-catchers . . . and summer's only six term papers away!
CBC TV (Channel 2) is televising a new Toronto-based series
called Through the Eyes of Tomorrow — an experiment in
contemporary television being produced by a team of predominantly Rochdale-type students. First in the series was a
short underground film and an interview with Jimi Hendrix.
The TET production crew was in town in January to do
several shows on Vancouver, including a surrealistic special on
UBC which features the Ubyssey staff in action, Carey Linde
and Friar, and much more. The schedule for shows has not
been released, so consult your TV guide and be assured that
all the TET productions are worth seeing. They run Sundays
at 2:30. Kim Graybiel, former Sun reporter, co-hosts.
Pantomime, the art of playing the body as a musical instrument while ignoring speech, hits campus this Sunday, 8 p.m.
in SUB ballroom. The dept. of German present Rolf Scharre
as the body who, as a stranger, confronts the world and acts
out the roles its imaginary existence lays on him. In a series
of skits, he slowly creates the character he is supposed to be.
Scharre is presently on a two-year world tour and has received rave reviews in the many lands he has visited.
Rumour has it that the Big Mother is expanding into a recording studio and boutique. Investigation is underway . . . more
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By MAURICE BRIDGE
The beginning of the week
saw the opening of the first
part of the Health Sciences
Center, as the 60-bed psychiatric unit admitted its first patients. It will open 20 new beds
per month, and will be operating at capacity in June.
The center makes us of major breakthroughs in psychiatric care concepts, getting away
from the old "mental institute"
approach.
Instead of tile and harsh
lighting, the interior is cool and
pleasant not dissimilar to a
good hotel.
The walls are natural wood
and plaster. All doors are carpeted. The ventilation system
is silent and the lighting is
gentle on the eyes.
Sciencemen
acclaim to
executive
Tlhere will be no Science
Undergrad Society election
this year.
When nominations closed
Wednesday all positions had
been filled by acclaimation.
The new excutive members are:
president Dave Koop, Science
3, vice-president Hugh Robertson, Science 3, Alma Mater Society representative Fred Buckwold, Science 2, treasurer Ron
Bolton, Science 2, and publications officer Brian Mahood,
Science 3. No nominations were
filed for secretary.
The academic co-ordinator,
social co-ordinator, and public
relations officer will be appointed.
Both the jocks and the Alma Mater Society will be after more of your money
(March 19.
Council Monday night voted to include
the Athletic Committees' bid for an extra
$5 on the same ballot as the AMS request
for another $4. The athletic fee would be
doubled to $10 and the AMS fee raised from
$24 to $28 if both parts passed.
Council also endorsed the athletic bid,
by a narrow 7-6 margin.
The action followed a majority/minority
report by an AMS committee favoring the
joint referendum. (The committee was struck
two weeks ago to study whether or not the
AMS should run its referendum separately).
The majority/minority split within the
committee was a narrow 3-2 with the latter
advocating acceptance of the AMS bid but
recommending rejection of the athletic increase. (The athletic committees had said
they would hold their own referendum if
they didn't receive AMS endorsement).
AMS president Dave Zirnhelt said that
while he was in favor of joining the two
referendums, he was opposed in principle to
the athletic bid. "I'll fight it," he announced.
"It means an all out war with the jocks."
At the end of Monday's meeting Zirnhelt gave notice that he would move to
withdraw support of the athletic bid at the
next meeting. This means only a simple
majority is needed to rescind this week's
decision.
Council's decision follows several weeks
of presentations by various athletic groups.
One report circulated last week by Ernie
Yacub dealt with the history and philosophy
of extra mural athletics art UBC. It concluded
with an argument for athletics as a means
of improving the university's image: "...
the taxpayer could see a tangible return from
athletic excellence instead of the very nebulous educational returns."
Arts II program a success
in experimental education
Rooms are small and personal, and it is pleasant to see beds
that are a rseaonable height
off the floor, instead of the
usual 3 feet.
The whole decor is very relaxing, which is its purpose,
and, interestingly enough, it
costs less than synthetic panelling and tile floor.
The purpose of the unit, said
Dr. J. Tyhurst, is to provide
clinical service, exemplary
clinical service (instructive
practical procedure for medical students) and out-patient
service. Also, approximately
25% of the facilities are devoted to research.
The financial controversy
which delayed the opening for
several months has now been
resolved, with an increase in
government spending and a
pruning of the hospital budget.
The rest of the Health
Sciences Centre is sdieduled to
be completed within the next
five years.
By NATE SMITH
Ubyssey Academic Reporter
Arts II a program conceived
and initiated by students, will
make its public debut Wednesday.
The students in the new program will present a multimedia display based on the
course's theme of study, the
city.
Arts II was born last spring
when a group of Arts I students decided they wished to
extend the experimental education. Senate finally gave the
go-ahead and 20 students were
admitted into the program in
September.
"Most courses in the university are like foreign languages
as far as comprehension is concerned," says Arts H prof Gerald McGuigan. "The sanction
of exams makes students ape
the discipline and learn the
words, but they don't really
understand it."
McGuigan said Arts II has
enabled students to go deeper
into subject matter and to see
inter-relatlonships between disciplines.
"We learn in chunks of
knowledge surrounding key
words or concepts," he said.
"The tiniversity gives us a set
of chunks but we never see
the complete mosaic."
Arts II students do independent research in the area of
study that interests them and
make presentations to the seminar group.
"This way we get to see how
people in the city relate to
one another," says Bill Murdoch.
Murdoch said Arts n has
given him a view of the university that is as valuable as
the actual course material.
"It's given me a chance to
draw back and look at what
the university is," Murdoch
said.
"It's also given me something which I thought I had
last year (in Arts I) but didn t
really: I've learned how to
work on my own."
Jerry Wosk said Arts 11 gives
the student "freedom of investigation" and allows him to
express himself in his own
way.
Despite enthusiasm over Arts
II, most of the students feel an
Arts III would not be feasible at the present time. McGuigan said no decision has
been made regarding an Arts
II for next year.
"It will largely depend on
how much interest there is
among this year's Arts I students," he said.
"One of the valuable aspects
of Arts II is that we have confronted the problems of people
functioning as a group," McGuigan said.
If you are interested in seeing the results, see the presentation in the Arts I — Arts
II building from 12:30 p.m. to
4:30 p.m. or from 7:00 p.m. to
10:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Alan Watts raps
on western world
For a mere half-aJbuck, the
Parable of the Dollar was explained to some 1,000 listeners
by leading Ken philosopher
Alan Watts, yesterday in SUB
ballroom.
"Wealth is not gold, silver,
or any other rare rubbish.
Wealth is the sum of energy,
raw materials, and technical
intelligence,'    Watts  claimed.
"A ship-wrecked sailor on a
desert island may have a box
full of money and bonds, but
these are useless to him. This
is not wealth."
Watts cited the modern trend
towards the police state.
"Society mistrusts itself. But
if you don't trust yourself, how
can you be sure that your mistrust is justified?
We pay the police to watch
us, but who watches tiie police?
We corrupt them by making
them act as armed clergymen."
Clothing also came under
criticism by Watts, Who favors
eastern dress, such as kimonos
and sarongs.
"Trousers are fine for women but they violate the biological structure of men.
"Modern clothes are a
theoretical concept, and are not
at all realistic. For example,
women's shoes must have been
designed by sexual perverts."
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Friday,  March  7,   1969
This is the second and last part of an exclusive
interview with F. Kenneth Hare who resigned as
UBC administration president January 31. He was
interviewed by Carey Linde February 26 in the
presidential residence. The interview was the first
time Hare talked to the press about his resignation
and the events of this year at UBC.
Linde: Let's discuss the senate. Do you think
four students is tokenism on a body of about 80
people ?
Hare: Well, I think that the four student senators
are anything but tokens in the way they work. They
have been conspicuously successful as senators. During my year as senate chairman I was on very good
terms with them and found them extremely valuable
members of the senate, and that is not an idle statement.
Linde: Do you think this feeling was shared
by the other senators ?
Hare: Yes, most certainly it was, by a considerable majority if not the whole senate. There was a
Interview by
CAREY LINDE
general feeling that I sensed, particularly at the last
meeting I chaired, that there are too few students.
Linde: As senators, or merely members of the
committees that you opened to students who are not
senators ?
Hare: As senators. I think there is some symbolic
importance in having them on the Senate as voting
members. It seems to me that you can put as many
students on committees as you like, but always there
will be the feeling, in the more politically oriented
students, that they are being cheated if they are not
in fact voting members of the supreme body. But
there  is  no  magic  number.
Linde: How many more students are needed right
now;  10,  15, or 20 ?
Hare: I don't think I can pull a number out of
the air. But put it like this, I believe that any effective senate committee that deals with things that
touch the students at all should certainly have students on it. Those students should preferably include
at least one who is a voting member of senate.
Linde: How many such important committees do
you think  there  are ?
Hare: There are seven or eight.
Linde: So there should be at least seven or eight
student senators as of now?
Hare: Yes, I suppose that is a bit of arithmetic,
but you made it, I didn't. But it certainly is good
"You have to take the decision and then
hope tor the best. Ii your instincts are
sound you can stay iriends with your
constituents."
arithmetic. You have to have, I think, somebody
who can carry the message back from the committee
to the floor of Senate, and that, yes, the students
on the committee were fully seized of the question,
and  took part in  the  debate.
I was very impressed with the role two of the
student senators played in the last senate meeting
I chaired, and part of this came from their membership on hard-working committees.
Linde: Do you think that a university needs a
president  today?
Hare: A university most certainly needs central
executive action. No body which is 25,000 strong
can avoid having somebody who works full-time for
the institution and who has a considerable measure
of decision taking power.
Linde: Did you have that power?
Hare: Oh yes, and you can't avoid it. This is what
I mean by saying that the job is political. You see,
it's only in principle that one can say that institutions this size are democratic.
It often happens that decisions have to be taken
at two hours notice and under those conditions no
amount of democratic loyalty, which I most certainly have, is any good to you. You have to take
the decision and then hope for the best. If your
instincts are sound you can stay friends with your
constituency.
But in fact, the way things are in the world, any
big institution, any 25,000 strong institution, it
doesn't matter what it is doing, whether it is making plywood, or being a university, or being a town;
it is often in this position of having to make decisions at literally an hour or two's notice.
And where that happens you must have somebody in the middle of it. Whether you need the kind
of man I am, I very much doubt.
Linde: Well, then what sort of personality should
have this job? What should be the nature of the man
to succeed you? Can you combine the teacher and
the administrator, or does such a compromise result in a failure on both parts?
Hare: I thought I wasn't doing well in either
capacity.
Linde: Dr. MacDonald, when he was president,
had an image of great stress on research and graduate schools, but he didn't seem to get along at all
with students and even faculty.
Whereas, you certainly got along well with the
students, and I don't think there was enough time to
pin down exactly what your relationship with the
faculty was. You firmly said that teaching was THE
important thing.
Hare: It is. But by teaching, I do include the
term self-teaching. You see, as* far as I'm
concerned, research is self teaching. The reason I am
in research, and I'm in it up to my eyes, is because
I want to teach myself. I teach myself continuously,
and this still goes on.
But to come back to your question about what
sort of man should be my successor, there is a com-
"The president has got to have the support of the faculty. That means the man
has got to be, as indeed I am, a pretty
dedicated academic."
mittee on this and I don't want to tell them their
job. I can say generally one or two things that all
presidents are going to have to meet if they are to
do any  kind of job at  all.
The first is that they have certainly got to be
able to establish some kind of rapport with the students. They have got to be able to talk to the student body, because the student body is the active,
the discontented, the most pulsating part of the academic body at  the moment.
They have got to have the support of the faculty.
That means that the man concerned has got to be, as
indeed I am, a pretty dedicated academic.
I don't believe you can bring a businessman
or a lawyer or another professional into the universities as they are composed at the present time,
without in fact just missing the point.
The universities are in the process of sorting
themselves out, of finding for themselves a new mission in life. Or not so much a new mission as a rethinking the way they have been doing their mission.
This means  that the universities  are  the home
of professionals at the moment, the people who are
in it for life and who have some feeling for the
teaching   process,   for  the   advancement  of   know
ledge, and for the human values that go with it.
These aren't just idle platitudes. The whole point
about administration that has tended to be left out
of the question is the point of human warmth. You
can't run an institution of any size that is dealing
with human values unless you've got a warm personality in the middle of it. That's my personal feeling. I don't believe in efficiency, I believe in warmth.
Linde:  Warm personality should be  a criteria?
Hare: Crucial.
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Linde: Unfortunately, it almost sounds corny,
and it might be overlooked completely when you
put these professionals together to pick a president.
Hare: The mere fact that it sounds corny is an
indictment of the way we have been thinking. I
am not a practicing Christian, but it isn't very far
away from the old Christian doctrine of love as the
central formula.
That is to say that all institutional arrangements
are useless if you haven't got a high measure of
persona] warmth and dedication to the other members   of   the   species.
Linde: As conditions slowly deteriorate, the
youth of the world are becoming retribalized, in
McLuhan's words, and are becoming super-conscious
of this deterioration. Their complaints in turn alienate the public. As we go in two different directions
things get worse and the public withdraws its support out of general misunderstanding. How can this
vicious  circle   be   broken?
Hare: Well, you are touching now, on what I
think is the central question that has to be answered, if the future of the university is to be looked
at with any confidence. We must look at the whole
nature of the social changes now in progress. I
think that western society is in reluctant revolution. Harrington (Michael Harrington, U.S. writer
on social problems) uses the term accidental revolution.
We are in the middle of exceedingly rapid social
change, which we didn't plan, w,hich many don't
want, and which is going to be inherited by the
people who are now young.
To say one is in favor of progress is like saying
that one is in favor of motherhood — it is going to
happen. The difficulty is forecasting where it is going to go. Liberals have taken it for granted that
education is seen as a good in itself for the younger
generation. Therefore an advanced society has an
absolute obligation to provide the facilities for that
education to the limit of the capacity of the members of that generation.
Well, I must say that I don't think it has worked
out very well. Because with the expansion of facili- Friday, March 7,  1969
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ties to meet this need we have got into a purposeless state in the universities.
It is one thing to say "yes it is good to educate
thirty per cent of the age group in universities and
colleges".
It is another thing for that age group, when they
get there, to discover they don't really know why
they are there, or what is the purpose, the social
purpose, the intellectual purpose, and the meaning
to them  as individuals of the university's work.
I think we have got to re-examine this.
Advanced western society has been busy destroying jobs, particularly at the less skilled and the
younger end of the  labor market.
If American and Canadian colleges were to close
down tomorrow, it is true that this would have a
marked effect in time on the performance of industry and institutions and so on because of the
lack of trained people.
But the most important thing would be that there
wouldn't be anything for the people turned loose to
do. Higher education has become a way of life for
"Now / would challenge whether either
of these two propositions (economic
growth and something called productivity), as they are now interpreted, are in
fact meaningful."
young people. Naturally they bring into the world
of higher education their anxieties about the state
of public affairs. It would be amazing if the universities weren't in a tense condition at the moment
because this is the nature of the revolution.
Linde: Do you think that the university is unwittingly playing a baby-sitting function then? And
that this has sort of become an end in itself?
Hare: Well it is having that purpose accidentally.
But I don't believe in the conspiracy theory of life.
Linde: I didn't mean to imply that. I'm looking
merely at the fact, and not at the way it grew.
Hare: Yeah. In fact, many things happen in this
society without anybody planning or wishing them—
they just happen. It may be that there are people
in the university who are, as it were, purposeless
and for whom the university can in fact do very
little. But this raises to me the larger crucial social
question, if so — then what? What alternative to
higher education is there as a constructive thing to
do? What we lack is any real alternative.
Linde: I agree with Paul Goodman's thesis in
"Compulsory Miseducation" where he outlines how
the young are forced into universities by society,
that they really don't come of their own accord, but
come for the dollar sign degree, and that now they
can't even get work with a common BA degree?
Hare: There is a lot of truth in this, and in many
other things that Goodman says. Again I would
stress that no evil mandarin has planned this. It is
just because  our  society  is   drifting.
Linde: But isn't this precisely the point? That
there isn't any one enemy to knock out, but that
bureaucracy and administrations and red tape, without real knowledge on our part on how best to
handle  them,   is   the   enemy.
Hare: It goes beyond the administration and
beyond all the things you've mentioned. It goes to
the very purpose of the social life, the purpose of
society. To a very large extent we've been able to
satisfy ourselves since the end of the Second World
War that economic growth was a good thing.
We've also satisfied ourselves that something
called productivity is a good thing. Now I would
challenge whether either of these two propositions,
as they are presently interpreted, are in fact meaningful.
Linde: We have never even really understood
what we mean by "progress".
Hare: Exactly. What we have at the present moment in the university is waves of negative protest
against many things that are seen to be purposeless
and meaningless. What we have got to produce and
induce in the next few years if we are to get anywhere is not protest but a constructive purpose. One
of the reasons I would like to go back to teaching
is a very simple one. I would like to take part in
this search myself.
Linde: You like Michael Harrington. Do you
think that his book, "Toward a Democratic Left",
offers any viable alternative?
Hare: In that 1 am a very un-violent sort of person, and that I prefer people to do things by choice
rather than by coercion, yes, I greatly admire Harrington. I think he is one of the few modern political writers — and incidentally he is not in a university, he is a journalist — who have the integrity,
if you like, to say unpopular things outside a doctrinaire framework. Although he claims to be a
socialist, in fact what Harrington is saying — without reference to a body of political dogma —
does seem to me to have put its finger on half a
dozen of the real paradoxes of western society. He
certainly is a man I want to see more widely read.
Linde: Some final questions here. When you were
president, at a student meeting you were asked to
sign a partition that condemned the bringing of
police and the levying of heavy criminal charges on
the 114 at SFU.
It was clearly pointed out that it did not speak
of the merits of occupying the building up there,
but rather the entrance of police into the affair.
You did not sign, claiming that as president you
were not free to take sides.
Could you now remark on the idea of cops on
campus, particularly in the light of the turmoil you
have just outlined as existing in society?
Hare: I can't make any direct comment on what
SFU's administration has done, but in general remarks. If universities are reduced to having to
bring the police onto the campus, or to use force
to get their way, then they have in some measure
failed.
To some extent, of course, these confrontations
are produced in order to demonstrate that universities can't run without such measures. One of the
objects of confrontation is to prove that he univer-
siy is a harsh instrument.
But this isn't really the nature of the university.
They are peaceful bodies that must somehow maintain the peace inside their own gates.
Linde: You said once that you are continually
being taken by surprise by the events that are hap
pening.  Do you think  that  they  are going to  continue along  this  way?
Hare: I have said repeatedly in my own speeches,
which nobody ever reads or listens to, that the west
cannot survive unless it comes to terms with the
"other" world.
And coming to terms involves very much more
than the abandonment of stupid racism. It involves
massive economic changes. Our existing world institutions seem quite incapable of producing these
changes.
In fact, quoting Harrington again, the tendency
is for things to get worse rather than better. The aid
programs of the past few years have become involved in simply servicing the pre-existing debt of
the underdeveloped countries, and that is an absurdity beyond  contemplation.
Linde: Any parting words to the students?
Hare:  No,   it is  just  that  I would  like  to repeat
what I said in Time magazine and to so many other
people, I very much hate to part with the students
of UBC. I'm sorry I've made a mess of it.
Linde: Do you really feel that you failed?
Hare: I think I did because my effort was to
create a_ bridge of understanding between myself
and the student body. And I think I succeeded this
far.
Certainly I felt a great deal of sympathy both
ways. But the difficulty is that I found rhat the closer
I got to the sudents, the more difficult I found it to
"1 found myself in the very difficult and
rather anguishing situation in which I
just stopped sleeping. And if you don't
sleep, you can't work."
talk to the people outside the gates, to Victoria, to
Vancouver, and I'm not enough of a politician to be
able to cover these two fields.
So I found myself in the very difficult and rather
anguishing situation in which I just stopped sleeping. And if you don't sleep, you can't work.
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Friday, March 7,  1969
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The following scenario shook
the unshakeable Ubyssey office
Thursday midafterconfusion.
Stan Persky is standing beside
the sports desk when the phone
rings shrilly.
"Hell o, Stanley Persky,
Ubyssey sports department.
Yes, this is the real Stan Persky. Frank who? Gunop? Nop?
ohhhh, Frank Gnup, football
coach. You want to put in an
announcement about when
spring football practices start?
"Do you need a quarterback?
I used to play quarterback in
high school; I was the only person in the school who could
remember all the plays. I could
always be coach, too.'
Gnup: "Well, Stan, I know
you're a pacifist and we had
enough of that this year."
"What we want is some animals. If you know of any, can
you herd them over here?"
UBC council pundits have
cooked up a good one to explain AMS pres. Dave Zirnhelt's remarkable timing in
dancing the rock-around-the-
issue at the last council meeting. Dave likes CUS in principle, they say, but because he
has political ambitions in the
provincial Liberal party for the
next election in his home Cariboo ridng, he doesn't want to
get too tied in with such radical bogeymen as Martin Loney,
Don Kossick. and CUS's anti-
imperialistic stands. So he waffles  and abstains.
But Dave does have a good
chance to play neutral in mediating the backroom bickering
between AMS co-ordinator Rodney Ramage and speakers' committee chairman John Mate.
Ramage's latest move in their
little personal feud was to try
and cancel the SUB appearance of chanting father-hippie
Allen Ginsberg.
Mate won that round and
scored high in the opening moments of the next by burying
the fact that Ginsberg's show
is a benefit for the Georgia
Straight. "1 hear a rumor that
he's going to donate all the
money to the paper," is all
Mate will say. If the money is
officially earmarked to go off-
campus, AMS says the price on
Sub ballroom goes up $100.
The two disgruntled leftovers from Sunday's contest to
pick the students who sit on
the presidential-picking advisory committee insist the choice
was just coincidence. The coincidence being that successful
applicant Penny Cairns is committee member Dave Gibson's
steady.
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COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
The following committees require chairmen and interested individuals to participate as working members.
Chairman for:
1. Frosh Orientation
2. Academic Activities
3. Speakers Committee
4. Performing Arts
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If descriptions of these positions are desired please contact AMS Vice-President Room 258 SUB or AMS Secretary Room 248 SUB. Application letters should be
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COOL-AID NEEDS TUTORS
By JOHN GIBBS
Cool-aid is doing its thing again.
Of course its been doing its thing —
helping kids who need help, regardless
of the circumstances, — for the past couple
years, but now they've added something new.
And they need the help of UBC students.
Cool-aid is sponsoring and organizing a
free tutoring service for kids with emotional or sociological hangups; the potential
dropouts.
University students are needed to tutor
these kids in their homes on an individual
basis; "both to help them pass the subjects
and to show them somebody cares."
Mrs. Jean Knaiger, one of the organizers, said "a couple of hours — an evening
or two a week at the tutor's convenience —
is all the time needed."
She said the program is presently operating with about 50 SFU students and hopefully, there are hundreds more at UBC waiting to be discovered. Math and science stu-
*dents — "we want the engineers —" are
especially needed, as are people living in
Surrey and Richmond.
What kind of person do they want ? "We
want people who can communicate,'' said
Mrs. Knaiger "and everybody can communi-
;ate with somebody, somehow."
She adds that Cool-aid, with its know-
how and resource people, are always there
to help the tutor should he run into a situation he can't handle.
"But it will be their responsibility to get
the kid to show up to study," Mrs. Knaiger
said, explaining it wasn't always that easy.
"It's the kid who won't make the effort that
needs the help."
She said they often come from home
environments where the parents, brothers
and sisters are dropouts and now the pres.
sure is on them to quit school.
"We're offering them an alternative to
the non-academic life," she said, "and showing them how they can make it different
than their parents."
But as is usual with Cool-aid, it's not
getting a hell of a lot of help from 'the
establishment.'
"Things are being done with very little
co-operation,'' Mrs. Knaiger said.
She explained how Cool-aid had talked
to the special counsellors in Vancouver
schools, about getting the names of the kids
needing help, and were very well received;
"They work with these kids and -understood
the situation."
Then the Vancouver school board heard
about it.
Cool-aid was promptly informed it would
have to put its proposals in writing and "go
through the formal channels."
This they did, "Cool-aid tries to be formal
— we just don't wear suits."
While the channels set down by the
school board made the process of reaching
the kids, "cumbersome", it could still be
done.
Their final communication from the
board was a tersely worded letter saying in
effect, "thank you very much, but we don't
need your help."
The letter claimed the school system does
not "designate or identify our students as
incorrigible, psychopathic, or delinquent"
and therefore the schools cannot identify
the students.
Many teachers have, to say the least,
"challenged" the truthfulness of this statement by the board.
The board's decision has restricted Cool-
aid to other social agencies, radio and
Georgia Straight ads, to locate the kids who
need the help.
But there is no shortage of kids.
"What we really need are the tutors,"
Mrs. Knaiger said. And that's why she will
be at UBC next week to talk about the
tutorial program and to recruit tutors. (See
Tuesday's Ubyssey for details.)
"If only two or three tutors convince
a kid to stay in school, then we will have
been successful," she said.
BLURBLU BLURBLU BLURBLU BLURBLU
Chancellor
All up-and-coming chancellors are reminded applications
for election of chancellor are
due at the registrar's office Ap.
ril 2, the day after April fool's
day.
Any UBC graduate is eligible
for the office if he can muster
seven nominating signatures
from among potential voters.
The chancellor, who is elected if necessary by a mail vote
of alumni, confers all degrees
and sits on the board of governors.
The present chancellor, John
Buchanan, was elected in 1966,
defeating graduate student
Randy Enemoto for the position.
Art show
Are art photos the same kind
of pictures as art films?
The Ben Hill-Tout photo
salon invites you to a showing
in the SUB art gallery today
and next week until March 14.
GRADUATE
STUDENT ASS'N
The proposed new constitution is now
posted at the Centre. This will be presented at the Spring General Meeting of
the Association scheduled for March
27th. Please leave any comments, suggestions etc. re. the constitution with
the secretary at the Centre.
Also  available   to   art  and
photo fans is a slide showing at
noon today in Lassere 102.
Symposium
If you'd like to be exposed
to the existing conflicts of society and the problems and
needs of the individual as they
relate to the professions, then
plan on attending "Community
or Chaos".
The Symposium sponsored by
the Interprofessional Health
Education Council, will be held
Saturday and Sunday March
15 and 16.
Registration runs from March
3 to March 13 at booths located
throughout campus or at the
IPHE Office, Wesbrook 301.
The $1 fee includes lunch and
coffee.
Cuba trip
All aboard for the People's
Republic of Cuba.
The Canadian Union of Students is organizing a six week
trip to Cuba in July. A limited
number of people will be able
to make the trip, at about $400
each, including transportation.
Preference will be given to
Spanish^speaking students in
senior years.
Those interested should contact Tobin Robbins (224-4268)
or CUS national office, 246
Queens Street, Ottawa. Friday, March 7, 1969
THE       UBYSSEY
Page 15
A Flower in a Concrete Plan!
By MAURICE BRIDGE
Ubyssey Flower Child
Do you have any kind of a problem concerning UBC? If
so, write it down and send it in to Flower, The Ubyssey. SUB,
or leave it in the ombudsman's office in the main foyer of SUB.
Question: I am doing my income tax, and I would like to
know if some proof is needed to claim a deduction for tuition
fees?
Answer: Yes, a receipt is needed for your tax deduction
and these can be obtained at the registrar's office in the administration building.
Question: Is there anywhere on campus where a person may
listen to a reasonable classical and jazz music, since I noticed
the SUB listening room is a bit low on this sort of thing?
Answer: Fear not, gentle listener, there is a place for you.
Two places, in fact. One is the music library on the third floor
of the music building, free and open to all students, which
features just classical records, most of which relate to Music
courses.
The other is the Wilson Record library at the north end of
the main library building. It too is free and open for just listening, and for $5 a year you can take records out for two-week
listening orgies. It also has plays and operas.
And if you're in the SUB listening room, they're trying to
get people to come in bring good sounds on tape that can be
put together to make general listening tapes. <
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Centre doubles
The Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre is
soon to be doubled in size.
The $1,113,193.75 cost of the project will
be met by a UBC adminstration grant of
$115,839.75 and $997,364 from "past and future
operating revenues of the Sports Centre."
This means that almost a million dollars in
revenue must be raised.
The Men's Athletic Committee has asked
for a increase of $5 per student in athletic
fees, claiming one of their major costs will
be the expense of using the Winter Sports
Centre.
R. J. Phillips, Director of Athletics, said the
Thunderbirds hockey team pays for ice to the
tune of $13.50 per practice for three practices
weekly, and $75 per game.
The Junior Varsity hockey team pays $11
per practice twice weekly, and $30 per game.
The total cost is about $3500 per year,
Phillips said.
For private skating, students pay 35c in
afternoons, and 50c evenings.
At those prices, and $5 per student per year,
how long will it take us to raise one million
dollars ?
Executive open
The Men's Athletic Association is accepting
applications for the position of president, vice-
president, and secretary-treasurer. Letters of
application should be sent to Mr. R. J. Phillips,
Athletic Director, by Tuesday, March 18.
Letter to Editor
Editor, The Ubyssey, Sir:
During the last six months I have frequently
read The Ubyssey. Most of my attention has
been focussed on the Sports Section and I
have read with great interest most of the articles. It is true that the sports situation at UBC
this year has been nothing to rave about. However, the Sports Section of The Ubyssey has
offered even less to rave about and has certainly done little to improve the situation.
I am referring specifically to articles such
as by Tony Gallagher, The Ubyssey Basketball
Analyst. Calling him a basketball analyst is
like calling Donald Duck a nuclear physicist.
His recent article was a prime example of hot
air and his downgrading of Dr. Mullins was
an insult to the Canadian Amateur Basketball
Association which recently selected him as the
coach for the Canadian National Team.
I am tired of reading articles on UBC athletics written by so-called experts who are
actually amateur journalists looking for a place
on a newspaper staff.
If Mr. Gallagher wishes to call himself
a basketball analyst, he should at least realize
that Lewis and Clark and St. Martins are
hardly mediocre basketball teams and are generally rated among the better small college
teams in the Pacific Northwest. He should
also learn to spell. It is Clark not Clarke.
A sports page should print of achievements
and failures, and not Third World Radicalism.
Robert Laycoe,
Graduate Student,
Physical Education Department.
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THE     UBYSSEY
Friday, March 7,  1969
BATTLE OF  ALGIERS
Critical discussion of the movie as
depicting revolutionary struggle. Saturday 8 pirn.. 4150 West 8th.
UBC  LIBERALS
Talk by M.P. Dave Anderson postponed.
'49 GRAD CLASS
Grad bus trip to the Reef at Point
Roberts Friday, March 14. Tickets at
AMS office.
UKRAINIAN  VARSITY
Education in USSR. Seminar by John
Kolarsky noon today, Bu.  100.
YOUNG  SOCIALISTS
Revolutionary Cuba today—talk and
slides by SFU PSA prof Jerry Sperling, noon today, Bu. 100.
PERFORMING  ARTS
Josh White in concert, noon today,
SUB ballroom, 50 cents.
PRE-MED
"Child Bearing", film Wednesday
noon, Wesbrook  100.
POLI-SCI
Berkeley prof. Klas Mehnert speaks
Friday noon, on Peking and the New
Left, Ang. 104.
VCF
"Change within the local church—a
student viewpoint", noon today, SUB
party room.
ANTHRO-SOC   UNION
General meeting, noon today, SUB
211.
KARATE  CLUB
Meeting 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Women's
gym.
WOMEN'S   ATHLETIC   ASSN. |
Nominations for exec, close March
10. Annual general meeting March 13,
voting between noon and 4;30.
CHINESE   VARSITY
Banquet and dance at Sands Motor
Hotel, March 15. Tickets from execs,
$5/couple.
ACADEMIC  ACTIVITIES
.Symposium on Ideology of liberation.
March 7-9 at Crescent Beach. Students  $9,  faculty  $12.
ITALIAN   CLUB
Dance   tonight,   International  House.
PHOTO   SOC
General   meeting   of   new   members,
noon today, SUB 245.
NDP
Stop the road. Public walk around
Spanish to discuss proposals to Parks
Board. Spanish Banks west parking
lot, Sunday 2 p.m.
EL  CIRCULO
Dr. Macera from Peru on Inca art.
I.H.   Monday   noon.
SAVE   THE   BISTRO
Benefit Monday 8 p.m. Pender Auditorium. Admission SI. Much music
late into night.
SPORTS  CAR  CLUB
Gymkhana Sunday in B lot.
CANOE CLUB
Meeting March 11 noon, SUB  125 F.
FLYING   CLUB
Exec elections noon. March 13 in
Geol. 101.
'tween
classes
SKI  TEAM
Ski movie "The Outer Limits", noon,
March  12,  SUB  aud.  50  cents.
NISEI VARSITY
General meeting Thursday noon in
Bu. 204. Elections and coke party.
ARTS  US
Meeting to discuss new arts building. Selection of student members of
"Clients Committee", Wednesday
noon  in  AUS  office.
GERMAN   DEPT.
Pantomime Rolf Scharre at 8 p.m.
Sunday in SUB ballroom, tickets
$1.50, students 75 cents in Bu. 258
or at door.
EXPERIMENTAL   COLLEGE
Karl Burau; Resistance against Hitler,  Monday noon in Bu.  100.
ALPHA OMEGA
Meeting Monday noon in SUB 212A.
Banking is
better
than ever
AT TWO NEW U.B.C.
CAMPUS BRANCHES
Bank of Montreal's present Campus Branch will be
closing shortly and there will be two brand-new
branches on campus to serve students and faculty.
1. IN THE STUDENT
UNION BUILDING
especially designed for student needs.
2. IN THE ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING
Choose the branch that fits in best with your daily
curriculum and we'll be glad to have your account
transferred without any inconvenience to you. Next
time you are in the bank, let us know which branch
suits you  best. Or  just drop us a   line.
New Branches Open
March 10th
Bank of Montreal
Canada's First Bank
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for that smart look in glasses ...
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Rates for larger ads on request.
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Closing Deadline is 11:30 a.m. the day before publication.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dances
11
PAPA BEAK'S MEDICINE SHOW AT
Totem Park Fri., March 7 from 9-1.
IDES OF MARCH, FRI. 14-15 ALL
night dance. Floorshow starts at
10 p.m. Friday. Dance starts at
11:30 p.m. Breakfast at 4:00 a.m.
Saturday. Admission $1. At International  House.   Drinks  served.
U.B.C.'s LAST COLOSSAL CONCERT
- Dance with Poppy Family and
Wiggy Symphony, S.U.B. Ballroom,
Mar. 14, $2.00. 9 p.m.  - 1 a.m.
SOUL 'N ROCK FEATURING CARL
Graves and Soul Unlimited plus
the Painted Ship, Friday, March
7th,   8:00  to  1:00.   SUB Ballroom.
5) MAN CARGO — PLACE VANIER.
Sat.,  March 8, 9-1.
BOCCACCIO '69: DANCE I.H. FRI.,
March 7. 8:30-1:00, Live band,
drinks served. Girls $1.00, Guys $1.25,
Couples  $2.00.
Lost  &  Found
13
LOST TUES. BROWN WALLET I.D.
needed $20. Reward. Phone David
263-6850 Buch.   (?)   or SUB  (?)
LOST: GOLD CHARM, CARRIAGE
with movable wheels. Phone Pam
266-5558.
LOST — LADIES BLUE WALLET—
vicinity Bookstore or Angus. Important I.D. and personal paper. Phone
732-7896.   Reward.
LOST 2 RINGS, WOMEN'S GYM
sentimental value. Reward. Phone
Jean at  922-5627.
LOST: IRISH KNIT SWEATER,
E.M.A. on Tuesday. Reward. Phone
Dan,  224-9054.
Rides  &  Car Pools
14
DESPERATELY NEEDED: RIDE
from Sapperton area for 9:30's (or
8:30's). Phone Ina at 224-1241 or
526-5712.
AUTOMOTIVE
Automobiles For Sale
21
I960 PLYMOUTH WAGON BODY, 6
cylinder, automatic. Very clean;
motor, body perfect. $575.00. 228-
8341.
TOYOTA  REDUCED
$300   off   1969   Crown   Wagon.   Extras,
under 3000 miles,   9000 left on war-
ranty.  Lome AM 3-3557.	
'67 EPIC TAKE OVER PAYMENTS
$73/mo. 11,000 mi. Excellent shape.
$250.00.   929-1635.	
MERCEDES 180, 1959, WELL CARED
for, '69 plates, extra tires, $529,
876-5077 after 6 p.m.      	
1962 CORVAIR 6-CYL. AUTOMATIC
radio, twin carbs, low mileage, runs
well. $450. O.N.O. Ph. 224-4228.
VOLVO 142 S, 2 DR. 14,000 MI. NO
exhaust emission control, 736-7064.
Eves,  private. 	
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Phone 683-6042.  Only 48,000 mi.
1956 NASH METRO G.T.? 1969
plates. Many extras. Phone Ross
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Automobile—Parts
23
WIRE WHEELS ! ! ONLY $14.00
each, off '66 Healey. Good shape,
no rusted spokes. Call Andy at 738-
2610 anytime.
Motorcycles
26
Special Notices
15
WHY PAY HIGH AUTO INSURANCE
Premiums? If you are age 20 or
over you may qualify. Phone Ted
Elliott   299-9422.
DANCE TO CARL GRAVES AND
the Soul Unlimited plus the Painted
Ship. Mar. 7th, 8:00 to 1:00. SUB
Ballroom.
THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE
Ugly return Tues., Mar. 11. Advance
tickets on sale.
LIV ULLMAN & BIBI ANDERSSON
in Persona, Mar. 6, 7, 8. SUB Theatre. Adm.  50c.
TODAY AND SAT.  PERSONA ADM.
50c  SUB  Theatre.
IMPORTANT. WOULD THE U.B.C.
Engineer who was picked-up hitchhiking from Broadway to Tolmie
Saturday nite with two girls by a
red Rambler. Please call 731-1965.
Very important.	
THE FILM OF JAMES JOYCE'S
"Finnegan's Wake" has yet to be
censored. We hope it will appear
March 19, SUB Auditorium. — Performing Arts Committee (with love).
JOSH WHITE WITH ANN MORTI-
fee today only, 12:30 SUB Ballroom.
Folk - Blues Concert.  50c.
EDUCATION IN U.S.S.R. IS IT
Internationalism or Russification
seminar by J. Kolasky. Today 12:30
noon. Bu. 100.
POSTPPONED-—UBC LIBERALS RE-
gret that Dave Anderson, M.P.
won't speak Friday as the Commons
Committee on NATO has left for
Europe. Please watch for future
announcements.
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Fast efficient service. Phone 325-
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Theses  and  Publications.   Phone  733-
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Help  Wanted—Female
51
WANTED GIRL SEEKING EXCEL-
lent part-time job. Work own hours.
Phone Neil, 224-9888 leave name,
number.
Help Wanted—Male
52
UMPIRES AND MANAGERS NEED-
ed for several Little League Baseball Teams in East End and during
summer. Please phone Wilma or Jim
255-9097.
Help Wanted—
Male or Female
53
WANTED! SALES, MEN. OR Women part-time earn $60 to $100 per
week. Full time $150 and up. Car
desirable. For further information
call Mr.  Reid 435-6488 aft.   6 p.m.
Work Wanted
54
TYPIST   5   BLOCKS   FROM   GATES.
Call Mrs. Woodward  228-8536.
INSTRUCTION
'65 SUZUKI 80CC 5,500 MI. 150 M.P.G.
helmet included $135.00 full price.
Phone 681-2016 eves.
Scandals
37
SEX SEX SEX! SOUL UNLIMITED
with Carl plus the Painted Ship at
SUB Ballroom, Mar. 7, Fri., 8:00 to
1:00.
PERSONA STARRING LIV ULL-
man and Bibi Andersson Thurs., Fri.,
Sat.   SUB  Theatre,  Adm.   50c.
BONNIE & CLYDE IS COMING. AD-
vance Tickets on sale. Don't miss it.
Adm.  50c.
TODAY 12:30, SAT. 7:00, 9:15 LIV
Ullman in Persona SUB Theatre.
Adm.  50c.
DON'T LET STAR TREK DIE.
Write NBC-TV, Burbank Calif.
Spock  it  to them.    	
BANNED OFF CAMPUS —- LARRY
Kent's "High" returns March 26,
SUB  Aud.
SEE, HEAR, ENJOY JOSH WHITE
with Ann Mortifee today, 12:30,
SUB Ballroom, live performance 50c.
Travel Opportunities
16
FLY HALF FARE WITH A YOUTH
Fare card. Good for travel on most
airlines in N. America. Valid until
your 22nd, B'day. $3 a phone call
will get you yours call Deiare Swing
Air Rep.  738-1678  evenings.
Information Wanted
17
Wanted Misc.
18
GRAD REEF RAMPAGE, MAR. 14,
7:30 p.m. from S.U.B. Tickets from
AMS office or from Grad Rep.
Special Classes
Tutoring
63
64
MISCELLANEOUS
FOR  SALE
71
HANDMADE    SANDALS    $9    UP.
Phone 733-4013.
FOR SALE BRISCOE COMBO OR-
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Andrzej 224-9744 room  188.        	
SANSUI    STEREO   TUNER   AMPLI-
fier  must  sell.   732-5642.
LARGE  MOUTON FUR COAT.   FITS
man.   732-5796.
VIKING AM - FM - MB RADIO 13
Trans. $85 in Oct. '68, sell for $50.
Leather case, earph.  988-5405.
RENTALS & REAL ESTATE
Rooms
81
Room & Board
82
ROOM AND BOARD, FIJI HOUSE.
Fantastic food $85 month. Phone
Gary Goodman 5-7.  224-9769.
Furn.  Houses  &  Apts.
83
Sewing & Alterations
38
FOR DRESS-MAKING AND MEND-
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Fast  service.
Typewriters-Rental & Rep.
39
Typing
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W.  16th after 6 p.m.   	
GRADUATE STUDENT TO SHARE
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Bob  or Ken  228-3089.
Unfurn. House 8t Apts.
84
WANTED TWO BEDROOM HOUSE
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no children. 731-5552.
WANTED: MAY 1st, 1 BR. APT.
unfurn. S.C. Kits area. Respons.
young couple. Phone 874-6678 after
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