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The Ubyssey Oct 13, 1977

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 Tempers flare at Int'l House
Two UBC students charged
Wednesday that the executive
director of International House
barred them from running in a
recent student election because he
disliked them.
♦ And the controversy about the
alleged election irregularities has
led to further charges from
students and from members of the
Vancouver community that IH
executive director Colin Smith is
an arrogant and insensitive administrator.
Saf Bokhari said Smith misused
a technicality in the constitution of
the international students'
program committee to block his
nomination to run for chairperson
of the group.
"He just wants to get rid of me,"
Bokhari charged. "That man
would stoop to anything."
Smith admitted in an interview
he dislikes Bokhari and thinks he
would make a poor chairperson for
the committee.
But he said he disallowed
Bokhari's nomination because
Bokhari was not a paid IH member
last year.
Bokhari said his participation on
another IH committee last year
was never challenged and said
Smith only informed him of his
alleged ineligibility the day before
last week's election.
Smith reacted  bitterly  to  the
—matt king photo
MISERABLE MARBLE MOTHER suffers from post-nasal drip as she gloomily surveys students on rainy
days and wishes some kind soul would lend her handkerchief or at least pass Dristan spray to alleviate
discomfort. Someone should tell her to rest in bed, drink plenty of fluids ....
Alberta students fight fees
EDMONTON (CUP) — The Federation of Alberta
Students (FAS) may take Alberta's advanced
education and manpower minister to the Alberta
supreme court over the legality of that province's
differential fees program.
Delegates to the federation's conference last
weekend mandated their executive to, "go ahead
withthelegal actionon differential fees following and
during an informational campaign."
FAS executive officer Brian Mason said the
federation's lawyer has indicated there is a better
than 50 per cent chance of winning a challenge to the
legality of differential fees. But the case cannot be
initiated for several months because the federation
must first be incorporated under the Alberta
Mason said the case could cost about $1,000. He said
that if the federation loses the case and is required to
pay court costs, the bill will be an additional $700.
Mason said these costs will be met by the money in
the equal access fund, set up to help students hurt by
differential fees, and by donations from various
student associations.
The legal action is a last resort on the federation's
part to get the Alberta government to remove the
Differential fees became effective in Alberta this
fall and require foreign students attending universities in Alberta to pay an additional $300 in tuition
fees and those attending vocational institutions to pay
an additional $150.
suggestion   that   he   rigged   the
"If he thinks we are trying to
block him from running he's crazy.
I am amazed he had the audacity
to run after the j ob he did last year
(as public relations officer for the
IH reception and orientation
Joe Blell, president of the Pan-
African Union, alleged that Smith
also blocked his nomination to run
for the committee executive.
Blell said Smith told him he was
ineligible because he had not
renewed his membership. But Blell
said he thinks Smith used the
technicality as an excuse to keep
him off the committee.
"The man has been running that
thing (IH) with an iron fist. Since
he came in we have come to really
distrust him — our relationship
with International House has gone
But Smith also denied that he
wanted to keep Blell off the
"This man got interested after
the horse left the stable. If he had
the guts of a weevil, he would have
admitted he was just too late,"
Smith said.
Blell accused Smith of being
patronizing to foreign students and
of letting student programs
stagnate in favor of money-making
"He acts like a colonial officer
and that is one thing I just can't
Blell said Smith often gives
bookings for space in the house to
revenue-producing events like
wedding receptions and gives low
priority to some student activities.
Smith agreed he likes to see the
house turn a profit but denied he
has let student activity stagnate.
"My moneymaker is rentals.
Even the faculty of commerce is
astounded at the way we put it (IH
accounts) together."..
"We're in the black this year.
Black is beautiful."
Smith said that since he took
over at IH six years ago he has
increased the average yearly in-
SMITH.. .called 'colonial officer'
come from rentals to $16,000 from
But Bokhari said Smith's tight-
money policies have hurt International House.
'"Dieplaceis making money, but
at whose expense? That place is
being run as a business at the
expense of keeping students out."
Some members of the community who have been associated
with the house say Smith has
discouraged them from becoming
involved in helping with orientation for foreign students.
"The place seems to have
become, as far as I can see, strictly
business," said Olive Cuthbert, an
IH member for 15 years.
' 'Theplace doesn't seem to be for
students anymore."
Cuthbert said community involvement has dropped drastically
since Smith became director.
"He's a dictator as far as I can
see," she said. "There has been a
great decline in activity and many
people have stayed away."
Smith said community involvement has levelled off in the
past few years but increased
student involvement in IH
programs has taken up the slack.
"We have seen more student
activity and direct participation in
Seepage 8: TROUBLE
B.C. ed dep't
has extra $ $
The provincial education
department had an $11 million
surplus last year, but the money
will not be going back into
The education department had
an $11 million surplus from the
1976-77 fiscal year operating
budget for post-secondary
education institutions other than
B.C.'s three universities, associate
deputy education minister Jack
Fleming said Wednesday.
The money, left over from the
budgets of community colleges,
vocational institutes and the B.C.
Institute of Technology, will go
back to the province's general
revenue for redistribution
wherever the government sees fit.
Provincial NDP education critic
Dennis Cocke said Wednesday the
surplus is typical of the Social
Credit government's policies.
"This is the bottom line way of
doing business. The $11 million will
go back into the finance minister's
vault," he said.
Cocke said $2 million of the
surplus may be money not used
from last year's student aid fund.
Education department officials
could not confirm or deny if leftover student aid money comprised
part of the surplus.
Student board of governors
represenative Moe Sihota said
Wednesday the surplus should be
used to increase the univerities'
budgets or to give students a
rebate on tuition increases.
"TTiat's disgusting. If you added
up all the tuition fee increases it
would be less than $11 million, they
should give students a rebate or
give the universities the money to
offset future cutbacks," he said.
In March of 1976, education
minister Pat McGeer authorized
an extra $7.5 million grant to B.C.'s
three universities because they
were unable to meet their budgets.
Cocke charged the extra grant
was a political move by McGeer to
put pressure on the universities to
trim their budgets when the
education minister knew his
department was going to have a
"He (McGeer) knew that he was
going to be over the budget,"
Cocke said.
Neither Fleming or Jim Bennett,
McGeer's executive assistant
could provide a breakdown of the
sources of the surplus.
If the $11 million surplus is
subtracted from the total 1976-77
community college/vocational
institute budget, the net effect is to
make last year's budget about
$500,000 less than the budget for the
previous year.
The colleges budget was increased to $106,623,567 for 1976-77
from $96,089,616 for 1975-76. But,
subtracting the $11 million surplus
from last year's budget the actual
sum spent in 1976-77 was
$95,623,567. or $466,049 less than the
1975-76 budget. Page 2
Thursday, October 13, 1977
Gays form group
HALIFAX (CUP) — Over 100
gay people from the four Atlantic
provinces formed the Atlantic Gay
Movement during the first meeting
of its kind here last weekend.
Tlie gays decided during the
three-day gathering to strengthen
communication within the region
initially through the publication of
a bilingual newsletter or
magazine. They also agreed there
is a need for more gay clubs and
organizations in the region and
that the Atlantic should have a
stronger voice at national gay
The conference passed
resolutions calling for a bilingual
gay movement in Canada, continued support for the National
Gay Rights Coalition's intervention in the renewal of CBC
radio licences and an end to sexism
among gays.
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Following the conference, about
20 of the delegates marched on the
Nova Scotia legislature to protest
discriminatory human rights
"For the first time we were able
to localize the issues and clearly
define what can be done in the
Atlantic to combat oppression,"
said a spokesperson for the
organizers of the conference, the
Halifax Gay Alliance for Equality,
and the Atlantic Provinces
Political Lesbians for Equality
The newly-formed Atlantic Gay
Movement will hold annual
meetings on Thanksgiving
weekends, and will host the
coalition's national conference in
Halifax in July, 1978.
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AMS considers fee referendum
A referendum asking UBC
students whether they want to join
the National Union of Students and
the B.C. Students' Federation will
likely be held in February.
Alma Mater Society president
John DeMarco said Wednesday
that the decision recommending
the referendum was made by the
student representative assembly
referendum committee Wednesday.
If the referendum is passed,
AMS fees will increase by $2.
Membership fees for both NUS And
BCSF are $1 per student.
The recommendation will be
voted on at the SRA meeting next
According to the constitution, at
throws out
WINNIPEG (CUP) —Therewas
dancing in Manitoba's boardrooms
Tuesday nif^it as Sterling Lyon's
Progressive Conservative party
defeated Manitoba's "socialist"
government, led by Ed Schreyer.
The Conservatives, who will
form a majority government with
33 of the province's 57 seats, picked
up 10 seats: two from the Liberals
and eight from the NDP.
One of the major surprises of the
election was the decimation of the
supposedly rejuvenated Manitoba
Liberal party. Two of the three
Liberal MLAs were defeated and
the party leader, Charles Huband,
finished third in his own riding.
Three NDP cabinet ministers
were beaten: education minister
Ian Turnbull, communications
minister Rene Toupin and highways minister Peter Burtniak.
The Thompson riding indicated
the NDP's lack of support —
although members of the United
Steelworkers of America make up
much of the constituency, the PC
candidate beat out the incumbent
A common explanation for the
NDP defeat was that voters
decided it was time for a change
and voted Conservative even if
they had previously supported the
NDP MLA Larry Desjardins
blamed the media, particularly the
Winnipeg Free Press, for urging
his party's defeat. Both Winnipeg
daily newspapers wrote editorials
supporting the Conservatives.
Ex-premier Schreyer has indicated he will not remain leader of
the opposition for much longer. It
is possible his long-rumored appointment to the National Energy
Board will take place.
Among those considered in the
running to succeed Schreyer are
veteran MLA Sid Green, who
polled more votes than any other
candidate in the election and
newly-elected Brian Corrin, a
former Winnipeg city councillor.
least 15 per cent of the students
must vote in order to form a
quorum and two-thirds of these
students must vote in favor of any
proposal involving money in order
for it to be accepted.
"But the SRA may vote to amend
the constitution so that something
less than a two-thirds majority
would be needed to push a proposal
through," DeMarco said.
DeMarco said the committee
thinks students at UBC Are ready
for the NUS BCSF referendum
because the increase involved is
small. In addition, the SRA will
have plenty of time to fully inform
the students.
Last year, referenda proposing
increases in AMS fees, including
one to join NUS and BCSF, failed.
DeMarco said the SRA believes
the referenda failed because
students were not sifficiently informed and" made aware of what
the proposals involved.
Although the referendum
committee was considering
holding a referendum to increase
general AMS fees, it decided to
postpone such a referendum until
next year.
At the time of last year's
referenda, the SRA said it would
hold a general fee increase
referendum again this year.
"We felt it would be better not to
have both referendums together
and that the AMS Could get by,"
DeMarco said. "We felt it was too
soon to propose the fee increase for
AMS again."
In last year's NUS/BCSF
referendum, which drew a 62 per
cent turnout, 59 per cent of those
voting were in favor of joining NUS
and 52 per cent were in favor of
joining BCSF.
NUS is a Canada-wide
organization that tries to solve
student problems such as poor
representation on governing
bodies, housing and unemployment.
It uses researchers and staff
workers to find out what problems
are common to all students and
how they can be solved.
This year, NUS is organizing a
campaign. to lower the
disproportionately high unemployment rate among university
and college students.
"The goal of NUS is to join all
unversity students in Canada
together and give them a common
vote," DeMarco said. "It is important and beneficial to have
contact between the students on all
Canadian campuses."
The federation has the same
basic goals as the union, but deals
with things on a provincial level. It
helps college student societies
become organized and does
research on various student
Blarcom, law 2 signs petition in Sedgewick while John Hittrich, arts 2
(left) and Bryan Markland, engineering 2, look on in approval. Booths
—matt king photo
can be found for rest of week in Sedgewick and International House.
Petitions will be sent to United Nations as part of Prisoners of
Conscience year program.
UBC comes up with university plan
UBC's proposal to offer degree
programs at Interior university
centres will be decided upon by the
Universities Council of B.C. this
month, a UBC senator said
Economics professor Ronald
Shearer, chairman of the
president's committee on Interior
programs, told senate the proposal
recommends degree programs for
arts, education, social work and
some commerce instruction.
UBC would also offer credit
courses in agriculture and forestry
to Interior students who would then
have  to complete  their degree
programs in Vancouver.
Before UBC's proposal is accepted, it must be approved by the
Interior universities planning
board which is a committee of the
universities council. The council
will then make its recommendations to the provincial
UBC is competing with Simon
Fraser' University and the
University of Victoria for approval
of their program.
SFU is submitting a proposal of
its own to the board and UVic has
made a proposal for a university
education program on Vancouver
Shearer said UBC's proposal was
a "commitment on the part of UBC
to provide education for all
residents in B.C.," and that
educational facilities to be
developed in the interior should
reflect the needs and requirements
of residents in the Interior.
Shearer said the standards for
graduation from these university
"centres" will be the same as UBC
degree requirements.
These programs "will not be
used as experiments in education
or curriculum," he said.
But  "programs will be  more
University librarians seek senate seats
UBC's professional librarians are seeking representation on the senate, the UBC Librarians'
Association president said Wednesday.
"We are academic personnel in this university and
we feel that we can make a contribution to the
deliberations of the senate," Nick Omelusik said.
He said the association has sent a letter to the
senate committee on the implementation of the
Universities Act. The letter asks for representation
similar to that given to faculty members.
Each faculty elects two representatives to senate.
In addition, faculty deans are automatically senate
Omelusik said head librarian Basil Stuart-Stubbs is .
also a member of senate but the librarians also want
the right to elect representatives.
"UBC Librarians' Association is a group pf 95
librarians who operate on a collegiate level and who
consider themselves partners in the presentation of
the library to people who want to use it," he said.
Professional librarians at UBC all hold librarianship
Simon Fraser University librarians have had representation on the SFU senate for a year, Omelusik
said. He said UBC librarians do not have the same
privilege because nobody has made an issue of it until
According to the Universities Act, senate is
responsible, among other things, for library
Senate relies on an annual report from Stuart
Stubbs and on the senate library committee which is
responsible for looking at library operations and
changing its regulations, Omelusik said.
. automatic senate rep
expensive than at UBC, on a per-
student basis," he said. UBC's
proposal calls for two university
centres in the Interior. Prince
George, Kelowna and Kamloops
have been suggested as possible
campus sites.
Shearer said "university centres
should be at community college
centres, but not under their administrations."
The centres would have a
resident faculty which would be
members of the UBC Faculty
Shearer said the centres would
have adequate academic facilities,
particularly library resources.
"We do not propose to skimp on
the library resources," he said.
The faculty of arts at these
centres would have six to eight
departments, each of which would
have three faculty members.
The proposed departments
are anthropology-sociology,
economics, English, geography,
history political science, philosohy
and psychology.
The centres would also have a
small education faculty. But the
proposed Interior campuses would
not offer courses in sciences,
Shearer said.
Although SFU is also submitting
a proposal, Shearer said the
competing recommendations were
not necessarily "mutually exclusive." The Universities Council
may take parts from both prposals,
he said. Page 4
Thursday, October 13, 1977
Please prepare for unloading —
we dock at Horseshoe Bay in 15 minutes.
Don't blame
ferry union
So you couldn't get over to the island over the weekend
for your holidays or to visit the folks, and you're pissed off
at the ferry workers.
• Think again. The ferry workers aren't to blame for the
strike, the government is. The government, through the B.C.
Ferry Corporation, is trying to reduce workers' pay, make
them work longer days for less, and reduce job security. Just
put yourself in the ferry workers' place, and the unreasonable
strike suddenly appears reasonable.
The daily papers talk about the workers' defiance of a
Labor Relations Board order. But the LRB order followed
labor minister Allan Williams' imposition of a 90-day 'cooling
off period' under the Railway and Ferries Bargaining
Assistance Act, a piece of Socred legislation.
The cooling off period was being used as a ploy to destroy
the workers' bargaining power, and so the workers almost
unanimously decided to defy the legislation in the face of
stiff fines.
Most people expect to receive overtime pay for any time
worked past Th or 8 hours in a day, and that includes ferry
workers. But in the name of efficiency, the corporation
wants to deny them overtime until they have each worked
1,750 hours in a year, and make them work longer shifts on
regular pay. In the short term, it means a massive cut in
income for the workers and ultimately denies them a right
most other workers have.
The ferry corporation's attempt to increase the time each
employee works without any job security, to three years
from two, plus poor timing and stupidity on Williams' part,
adds up to a ferry stoppage. Anyone who can still justify
blaming the ferry workers can justify robbery.
OCTOBER 13, 1977
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the
Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301;
Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Chris Gainor
"Alright, kiddles," yelled Sylvana -DI Glacomo. "Who can tell me which
Ubyssey staffer was so ugly as a child his family had to pay someone to be
his girlfriend?" "Uh, Marcus Gee?" guessed Bill Tieleman, hoping nobody
would think It was really himself. Ralph Maurer looked up from his work.
"Nah," he said. "Everybody knows blond Greeks have no trouble getting
girlfriends." Chris Gainor loomed ominously. "If anyone says It's me
I'll .. .." he started to say but was mercifully blotted out by a speeding
truck (who knows where It came from). Steve Howard smirked. "It wasn't
me," he said. "Everybody knows that taxldrlvers are tremendously popular."
His helper (sorry, don't know your name, sportswriter) cheered from the
sidelines. Kathy Ford hoped nobody would find out about her secret past as
Verne McDonald, Shelly Sweeney and Geof Wheelwright waited to see what
would develop and Matt King prepared to photograph the former ugly child.
Lloyanne Hurd, Tom Hawthorn, Brad Felton and Gabrlella Botteselle
Ignored the puzzled staffers. "Try to Imagine how little we care," they said
while the former PF co-editor who was the centre of controversy threatened
to write the next masthead.
Reviews ignorant, anti-gay
Re: Emasculated Rod loses
charm and Bulging bods in tender
Who is Les Wiseman and who's
he trying to kid?
Both reviews by this man,
published in Friday's Ubyssey,
display a level of prejudice,
tastelessness and ignorance unmatched even by previous issues of
your publication (quite a feat!).
His review of the recent Rod
Stewart concert is riddled with
blatant and needlessly unsavory
anti-gay sentiment. Wiseman's
prejudices are extended in his
review of Pumping Iron to include
body-builders. Here his thesis is
that there is something wrong with
body builders: those who are not
idiots are egomaniacs, and all
suffer from shrivelled penises as a
result of taking steroids. Which
motheaten, antiquated medical
text did he get this titillating bit of
information from?
Wiseman may be stuck with his
prejudices for life. But surely he
can do something about his
Heather Martin
arts 9
Editorial contradicted
I picked up a copy of The
Ubyssey on Friday and was
pleasantly surprised by the front
page article, Gays protest CBC
policy. It was a fair, rational
discussion of the problems of
discrimination by the CBC against
the gay community.
The CBC, in its self-appointed
role as watchdog of the public
morals, has decided that
Canadians are not ready to hear
that sort of thing. The Ubyssey, in
reporting the conflict, seemed to be
denying that statement.
Then I turned to Page Friday —
and the Rod Stewart review. I was
confronted by all the stereotypes
and cliches that The Ubyssey, in its
support of the gay community,
seemed to be rejecting. The review
was both offensive and pointless.
Les Wiseman's main criticisms
revolved around variations of
"raving bloody fruit" and almost
nothing on the content or quality of
the music, save when it served as a
point supporting his thesis: one
would not want to be in a public
washroom with a performer.
Homophobia is always a
disturbing neurosis, but to allow a
public display of it by a writer in
the same paper that denounces its
display elsewhere, forces me to
question the sincerity of The
Ubyssey's support of the gay
community, and their struggle for
basic civil rights.
Gail Flambleton-Glen
After reading last Friday's
editorial and taking for granted
that everybody on the campus
agrees and should take a stand on
human rights, what a surprise to
find on the same day in The
Ubyssey remarks detracting this
same issue.
"It used to be obvious that he
(Emasculated Rod) would be a
great guy to share a bottle with, a
real one of the guys, someone you
could really roll in the gutter with.
These days, however, you'd get
nervous if he decided to stand at
the urinal next to you."
Assuming that objectivity is the
main criterion of good journalism,
this is not only in poor taste but
denotes biased opinions based on
social stereotypes that any
university student should condemn. (Isn't psychology compulsory for every student? No?)
If Rod Stewart's behavior does
not conform to what we could
expect, to mention it is someone's
right (what do you expect from a
rock artist, or in fact from any of
your neighbors? Is it anyone's
business?) But if his
professionalism is not affected by
it (as the critic assures us) then
let's ask a question: why should
somebody be afraid of meeting him
in the toilet?
This is the critic's problem ( who
is he reassuring with his macho
image, equating masculinity with
conceitedness, vulgarity and
aggressiveness?); and certainly
not the reader's.
Be informative, yes; innovative
andhumoristic, yes, but whaneeds
subjective derogatory put downs?
Victor Tremblay
Vicious, mindless slur
I was pleased to see the. editorial
in the Friday issue, affirming the
human rights of an all too often
maligned minority, the gay people
of Canada. In the light of the attitude expressed there I was
perplexed as well as angry that
fhe Ubyssey would, in the same
issue, include a vicious and mindless slur of that same minority. I
refer to the slander found under the
byline of Les Wiseman.
Wiseman's sexual insecurity
revealed in the form of a critical
revue of a recent rock and roll
show does little credit to a
newspaper which elsewhere expresses a reasonably enlightened
attitude toward the spectrum of
sexual preference.
To refer to someone as a "raving
bloody fruit" and as someone
"you'd get nervous (about) if he
decided to stand at the urinal next
to you," is plainly a stereotype and
a slur.
If indeed 'Gays are People' then
to call someone a 'raving bloody
fruit' is no better than to denigrate
someone by calling them a Wop,
Chink, or a nigger but, perhaps
Wiseman would feel no compunction in using those epithets as
Jack Andersen
law 2
The attitude of The Ubyssey staff
toward gay rights and
discrimination was expressed in
the editorial on page four of
Friday's paper. The unintentional
slurs in Wiseman's reviews appeared in Friday's issue due to
oversights and should not in any
way be seen as indicative of the
staff's feelings on this issue. The
Ubyssey apologizes to anyone who
was offended by the references in
the two reviews.
Prisoner of conscience week
As acting president of the
fledgling Amnesty UBC
organization, it was with deep
respect and overwhelming joy that
I learned that our parent
organization, Amnesty International, had won the Nobel
Peace Prize for 1977.
It may be by coincidence only,
but this week happens to be the
culmination of Amnesty International's prisoners of conscience year (1977). It is in conjunction with the official Amnesty
International prisoners of conscience week that Amnesty UBC
has been running several information booths around the
campus (and which will continue to
operate in International House,
Sedgewick Library, and elsewhere
over the lunch hours until Friday
this week).
Now, many people wonder what
A.I. is all about. A.I. is a non-profit
non-political human rights
organization dedicated to seeking
world-wide observance of the
United Nations Universal
Declaration of Human Rights, to
which most countries (including
the Communist, African and South
Americannations) are signatories.
The United Nations  Universal
Declaration of Human Rights is a
fine document, yet it would seem
that high ideals produce very little
in the "real" world, for most of the
Declaration's signatories
regularly violate the document.
This is where A.I. steps in. Last
year alone, 1,274 A.I. adopted
prisoners were released.— concrete proof that A.I. is more than
idealism, but rather idealism in
As mentioned before, this is
Prisoners of Conscience Week for
A.I. Prisoners of Conscience are
people who are imprisoned
anywhere for their beliefs, color,
ethnic origins, language, or
religion, provided they have
neither used nor advocated
violence. These people make up the
majority of A.I.'s cases.
It is during this week's campaign
that A.I. is seeking signatures on
the prisoners of conscience petition
at our booths. This petition reads in
part: petition for the immediate
release of all prisoners of conscience: "We the undersigned . . .
urge the general assembly of the
United Nations to take swift and
concrete steps to ensure strict
observance in all countries of the
Universal Declaration of Human
Rights, each and every government in the world to act for the
immediate release of all prisoners
of conscience."
Hopefully this brief and
inadequate explanation will clear
up some of the confusion about A.I.
and prisoners of conscience week.
Also, the entire group invites
people who wish to ask any
questions, sign the petition, or just
say hello to come by a booth. Act,
for it's you who make the difference!
Amnesty  UBC's   next   general
meeting will be in Buch. 202 at
12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20.
Fraser Easton
science 2
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from aU readers.
Letters should be signed and
typed. Pen names will be used
when the writer's real name is also
included for our information in the
letter and when valid reasons for
anonymity are given.
Letters should be addressed to
the paper care of campus mail or
dropped off at The Ubyssey office,
SUB 241K. Thursday, October 13, 1977
Page 5
Students protest sick society
A look at universities and the student
movement by Joseph BJell, a postgraduate
student in regional planning. Blell, who was
born and raised in Sierra Leone, has studied
for several years in California and at UBC.
where he is active in student groups.
It has been no surprise to see the
widespread disruptions of university life not
only on the campuses of North America, but
on the campuses of universities all over the
world during the past few years.
The older generation is particularly
disturbed because most of these revolts are
initiated and fomented by middle-class
students whose privilege of higher education
has been bequeathed to them through the
labor, sweat and tears of this older
generation. These students should be content to simply sit down and study in order to
prepare themselves for a useful occupation
in society (a euphemism for making a lot of
money) something which the older
generation had no opportunity or time to do.
Hence, the almost unanimous clamor
from this older generation that administrators get tough with these students
and, if necessary, to call in the police to
break a few heads in order for the "good"
students to be able to receive an education.
This attitude seems reasonable until one
examines the assumptions of the reasoning
on what education is all about. Setting aside
for the moment the legitimate complaints of
students with regard to teachers and lack of
teaching, the university as promoter of
competion and the "dog eat dog" concept of
survival, the little power exercised by
students over an education which will influence them for the rest of their lives, etc.,
the real problem involved here is the whole
natureof what education is all about and, in
function of this, what the university is all
about in the context of man's life.
For if we misunderstand this, we misunderstand the reasons for past turmoil and
many more to come on North American and
other university campuses in other parts of
the world.
The students know how much their own
universities are used and are dependent
upon industries and other related institutions for these vast sums of money
needed for research, all the way from the
training of espionage agents to the
production of new forms of poison gas and
lethal germs for bacteriological warfare.
They know that their institutions of higher
learning now are so dependent upon large
grants from government and monopolist
foundations (Ford, Rockefeller, etc.) that
the danger has become magnified in what
former U.S. senator J. William Fulbright
has termed the industrial-military-
university complex in the U.S.
The university has prostituted its function
from a search for truth to research for the
destruction of mankind (homo sapiens).
Indeed, the very function of the university
has become corrupted. The present
curriculum is now geared to producing men
for business and commercial needs, not for
the intellectual pursuit of truth. One obtains
a degree to find "a johf with business or
industry; public education, then has become
the biggest'subsidy that business and industry have ever had.
The insanity of most of our universities
curriculum is shown in the fact that 86 per
cent of the graduates of our institutions of
higher learning never use any of the
knowledge they have absorbed during the
time they have spent in these institutions.
Such a thing as a search for truth and
meaning of human existence is shown in the
way the alumni spend their money and
time: golf courses, TV, good times, status
seeking . .. not reading, cultural activities,
the arts.
Education is not this and yet this is what
education, presently, is producing and the
students violently protest this de-
humanization of man by the universities and
colleges. They desire institutions which will
direct their lives into the avenues of truth
and meaning and not one in which
professors because of advisory capacity on
influential committees suggest topics of
his/ha- own interest for students to do
(particularly third world students).
The truth is that men do not become better
by education (understood here in the narrow
technical sense of the western educational
system today) but simply efficient. After
all, it was a group of the most educated
people the world had ever known who
dropped two atomic weapons on hundreds of
thousands of innocent people, killing and
maiming women, children, old people and
the sick.
University means universal in the basic
human sense of openness to the absolute
mystery of man and its challenge to the,
student. This is the very raison d'etre of the
university, not the production of the narrow
technocrat or the one-dimensional man.
Indeed, it is precisely this failure of the
university which is at the heart of so much
student protest since they recognize that the
university is a moral conscience of the
human community, questioning its values
and systems, perpetually asking disturbing
questions why, which merited death for
Socrates for corrupting the minds of the
The university is a subversive place
precisely because it calls into question or at
least it should, the stated values of society,
its practice, and its reality in function of
these values. The function of protest is a
real part of the university, that is a protest
unprepared for this revolution in their
midst. For the most part, they have been
interested in their rank and tenure
(especially mediocre ones), their private
consultation and lectures, their own little
world of the "in" group.
They have given very little thought to the
function of university as critic of values, of
society, of truth, and above all, of man. They
seldom really reach their students and what
little teaching they do is often dull and
ineffective and to prove they are the captains of the ship they turn to being dogmatic
and irrational.
Their preoccupation is with "research"
which usually profits no one except the rank
and tenure committee. The ability to teach
might even be a handicap since they will
find their time eaten up by students beating
a path to their door. In this area, most
professors have utterly neglected the
students. They have been too busy
producing "think-tanks," the men geared
for the industrial-business-technological
society than to think a wisdom which is the
whole essential function of the university in
society. We have produced the technocrat
not the wise man.
It is not surprising, then, that academics
***<£**  s******^.
STUDENT PROTESTS ... .hit military, industrial links
between the ideal and its imperfect
realization in society and thereby there
arises a tension between the university and
society, between the "now" and the "not
yet." As Hegel said with regard to
speculative philosophy, one does not refute
except as one replaces it with a better.
If university refuses to exercise its critical
function, it risks not only abandoning youth
to no direction, no value system, but it also
exposes society to the consequences of
irrational violence by informed and
misguided demagogues (the Nazi atrocities
is a classic case in point) or when this has
run its course, to barbarous repression. No
police state can exist with a free university;
no democracy can survive without it.
It is precisely this function of university
which the North American university has
failed to give, which is the object of so much
student dissatisfaction and protest. Man
lives by wisdom in the final analysis by
meaning and signification of human life, not
by technology. It is precisely here that we
have the treason of the university which
goes about, working with government
contracts and public works, where
professors are valued by what part they
play in private consultation (like Africanists
in the U.S. working for the CIA) not in imparting wisdom and knowledge to their
The contestation of today's values and
today's function of the university has now
begun in earnest as witnessed in Berkeley,
S.F. State, Wisconsin, Columbia, the London
School of Economics and Political Science,
Prague, Madrid, Rome, Bologna, Cairo,
Mexico, Chile, but the revolution which it
has ushered in is yet to be done. At present,
the students are asking in positive fashion
for representation to committees that
decide the what is to be taught in the
The professors are in confusion as witness
their collective reaction to students'
demands. Most have very little to contribute
because they have been (and are) totally
almost invariably are hard-shelled conservatives on questions of university
reform, no matter how radical they may be
on other issues.
This is why turning over public funds for
the running of education to political officials
is insane. These are the people who conceive
universities as a place where students go to
study to prepare for their future so as to fit
in society by becoming a "productive"
citizen much as we fit a nut onto a bolt which
then "fits." But man is infinitely more than
this and such a conception of education
corrupts education because it corrupts man.
The university does not exist because it is
"useful" it exists for truth, and truth is
man; therefore, the essential function of the
university is wisdom, but how can wisdom
be acquired when the whole essence of
toda y's university is to produce technocrats
to fit the society?
When Max Rafferty (former Superintendent of Schools in California) called the
universities in California havens for
revolutions, he was right and more correct
than he thought, but in another way than he
thought. Revolution does not necessarily
mean violence but at its central core, it
means a radical restructuring of society, its
values and its distribution of power.
The only power the university can exercise is that of critic and truth with regard to
the always imperfect society around it. Thus
the university is always in revolt with
regard to the status quo and this is seen by
many as subversive. That is why western
man likes education in order to, as they say,
"get ahead" (a euphemism for making
more money) but have always been and are
profoundly anti-intellectual and suspicious
of the eggheads.
When you subvert a society's values, you
had better be prepared to replace it with a
better, which is precisely what our
universities today cannot do and students
are demanding that they do. Can they'
succeed? It is difficult to say at this point for
it will have to be a collective effort by
students and professors in both the Arts and
Science streams.
Moreover, it is the university which is the
microcosmos of the dehumanizing, impersonal society around them.
Technological man has been found wanting
because he is empty of human and moral
values. Technological man has been found
wanting because he is empty of human and
moral values. Technological, one-
dimensional man asks the supreme
question, "does it work" or "how much does
it work," pragmatic and efficient in its
world of gadgets.
"Hie stupidity and inanity of the competitive grade system is another factor of
student rage. Indeed, the whole system of
grading (outside of pass/fail requirements
which seem to be reasonable) is a perfect
reflection of the dehumanized commercial
and competitive economic system around
They know very well that in Western
society, it is the economic factor which is
supreme in spite of all the preachy cliches
about human rights and moral values.
These students have seen right through
the phoney humanitarianism of most doctors, who are in the profession for money,
and so milk the public for all the market can
bear. These students know very well that
what is predominant is the written laws of
the land are mostly property rights, not
human rights, with the result that the then
mayor of Chicago, Richard Daley, could be
universally applauded by the American
people when he said (and ordered) that
looters be maimed and arsonists killed. It is
only in a society which places material
goods above human lives that such an order
could be given and accepted.
This is exactly the phoniness and
hypocrisy against which the students,
sometimes with unacceptable tactics, are
trying to overthrow and replace. Men
are infinitely more than what they eat, or
what they wear, or what they drive or live
in; these rights of property must be absolutely subordinate to civil and human
right of people. The competitive commercial system ("You are what you have")
has given us the richest, most affluent but
dehumanized society the world has ever
seen which includes the universities.
Thus, students come to the campus of the
university wanting to learn something about
themselves and the world about them. What
they want above all else is understanding.
They want meaning to their lives of. what
used to be called in times past a liberal
The chances of finding it on the North
American campus today is almost nonexistent, so caught up has the university
been in the sciences, in government contracts, and advice, etc. It is noteworthy that
the overwhelming majority of the protesting
students are from liberal arts departments,
seldom from the professions.
The reason is clear and quite simple; the
professions "fit" very well in our society
while the Socratic questioner . is only
regarded as subversive but, worse, he is not
"productive." Indeed, the questions such a
student asks — what is the good life? What is
the nature of justice? Who is man? What is
the relationship between the university and
the outside community? What kind of
society we live in? What is the remedy for
the evils of society? — are usually a bore
and embarrassment to academics.
These are "unscholarly" questions and
would be beneath the dignity of most of them
to answer. The students who expect a visible
relationships between knowledge and action, gets instead pedantry and alienated
erudition or what collegians call bull shit.
It has produced the impersonal Madison
Avenue gimmick man, the slick executive,
the technocrat who knows how to
manipulate but now how to think. The
university we have today, in the words of
Kristol, "is very good at teaching scholars
and specialists, but is very bad at educating
young men and women."
Negatively, these protesting students
object against this function of the university ; positively, they want it to come back to
its original and vital function of seeking
truth and wisdom as a community of
scholars and students. After all, they are not
so.modern in this demand; it was the exact
mode of the greatest of the medieval
universities. Page 6
Thursday, October 13, 1977
'Tween classes
General meeting, noon, SUB 212.
Informal    social   gathering,    noon,
SUB 211.
Love    feast,    6     p.m.,     Lutheran
campus centre.
Organizational       meeting,      noon,
2361, south wing biological sciences
Open    house,    1:30   -   4:30   p.m.,
Scarfe 102.
Practice and registration, 4:30-6:30
p.m., SUB party room.
Next week is B.C. nutrition
week and there will be related
activities at UBC.
Monday through Friday there
will be a nutritional resources
display in the SUB lobby. Get
your nutrition questions answered
There will also be three free
films. Tuesday features Fad Diet
Circus, Thursday you can see Diet
for a Small Planet and Friday
brings Weight Control just a Step
All films will be shown in the
SUB auditorium at noon.
George & Berny's
2125 W. 10th at Arbutus
Make your scene now. Make it
in glamorous new fashion
eyeware from
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Speakers, One Year after Oct. 14, 8
p.m., 1208 Granville.
Informal    discussion,
noon,    SUB
Mandarin       class,
Discussion on chapter one, Key to
secret worlds, noon, SUB 213.
Poetry reading,   Dennis  Lee, noon,
Bu. 203.
Weekly meeting, noon, Buto 297.
Mandarin        class,        noon,        Bu.
Chinese        Instrumental       group
practice, 7:30 p.m., SUB 234.
Douglas Yeo speaks on admissions,
noon, IRC 1.
Arts 20 race, 1 p.m., VGH to UBC.
General    meeting,    7   p.m.,   winter
sports centre gym E.
General  meeting,  noon,  Angus 24.
Autumn dance, 8 p.m., IH.
Meeting, noon, SUB 113.
Sadie Hawkins dance, 8 p.m., Place
Vanier ballroom.
General meeting, noon, SUB 212.
Informal meeting, noon, SUB 130.
Registration deadline for women's
squash and racquetball (practice
only), war memorial gym 202.
Dance, admission $1, 8 p.m.-12:30
a.m., Scarfe building lounge.
La conversation Informale, mldl, IH.
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The Co-operative Campus
Ministry invites you.«.
We are open to all those involved in the struggle for
meaning and meaningful action. We are representatives
Weekly Worship: Wed. 4:30 p.m.
Weekly Pot Lucks: Wed. 5:30 p.m.
Fall Retreat: Oct 15-17 -
"What's Believable"
Philip Potter of World Council of
Churches on Liberation, Oct 24,
12:30 S.U.B., Study Groups.
Rev. George Hermanson is our chaplain and is available
for counselling and talking. We are found at the
Lutheran Campus Centre (University and Wesbrook) -
Come Around.
An open invitation to alumni and their friends
to tour the campus, cheer the Thunderbirds, get
together with old friends and dance the night
Saturday, October 22,1977
The music starts at 9 p.m.
with the big band sound of
Mart Kenney in the
ballroom of the Student
Union Building and the
fast-paced music of City
Haul in the party room.
The dance ticket price of $7.50 per person
includes a midnight supper. For tickets call the
UBC Alumni Association, 228-3313 (8:30 to
Plan to be there. Homecoming days are your
days. They won't be the same without you.
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5 — Coming Events
HARVEST SUPPER. A community get-
together at University Hill Church,
University Blvd. and Toronto Road.,
6:00 p.m., Friday Oct. 14. General
admission $3.00, University Students
S3.00, School Children S1.00 All
10 — For Sale — Commercial
RACQUET SALE. Good selection of top
value name brand racquets in all
price ranges. Reasonable; rates for
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Community Sports at 3616 West 4th
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25 — Instruction
PIANO LESSONS by experienced teaeh-
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students welcome. 731-0601.
Excellent tuition for aU grades and
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advanced. Contact Bertha 738-3895.
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Experienced Preferred
For interview call
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Thursday, Oct. 6. My name Is printed
on it. If found, please phone Steve
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OUT OP PRINT books searched. Fiction or non-fiction. Write Steve
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morning of afternoon sessions. For
info, call 224-7950, 228-1079.
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Page 7
Forty hopefuls crowd
puck "Bird camp
When UBC Thunderbird hockey
coach Bert Halliwell was asked if
he tost any valuable players after
last season, he said "Ron Lefebvre
and Phill Ennos," without
Lefebvre, an all-star goaltender,
is currently fighting for a berth
with Edmonton of the World
Hockey Association. Ennos, last
year's captain and a three-time all-
starhas already played out his five
years of eligibility. But he is the
'Birds assistant coach this season,
so his talents are not completely
Jock shorts
The UBC Old Boys were too
much for UBC's heavyweight
crew, as they stroked to victory in
both the eights and coxed four
events at the Vancouver Rowing
Club fall regatta.
UBC did better in the eights race
Saturday at Coal Harbor, but could
not catch the Old Boys, who pulled
ahead with 100 yards to go and
finished the 1,000-metre course in
3:11, three seats ahead of UBC.
The regatta also included UBC's
women's team and clubs from
Lake Washington.
The UBC women's cross-country
team won the 19-team Fort Casey
Invitational on Whidbey Island
over the weekend.
UBC's team of Robin Smith,
Anne Webster, Sheila Currie,
Teresa Hugguns and Sharon Young
edged out runner-up Seattle
Pacific on the three-mile course.
UBC will host the Pacific Northwest Invitational Saturday.
Six other grads have found spots
abroad, two in Japanese leagues
and four in Europe.
But this year's team has its
share of talent, with 14 returnees
among the 40 hopefuls in training
The question is, can the 'Birds
equal last year's second-place
finish in the four-team Canada
West University Athletic
Ross Cory and Jim Stuart, who
attended the student national
team's training camp this summer, will provide the 'Birds'
defensive backbone. Ross was
selected to the national team,
which will compete against
European under-23 teams and
make a six-game tour of Czechoslovakia.
Other returnees include Bob
Sperling and Sean Boyd, both of
whom did not play last year.
On Friday the 'Birds played their
first intra-squad game, the tone of
which was set when a gold squad
player knocked out a pane of glass
during the pre-game warm-up.
The action was fast and furious,
keeping the six goaltenders busy,
and the golds defeated the blues 8-
Nineteen players shared in the
scoring, including assists, in the
hardhitting match, and no player
accounted for more than four
The 'Birds leave Friday on a
five-game exhibition tour in Port
Alberni, North Dakota and Winnipeg.
Ttie 'Birds play their next home
game Oct. 28 against the alumni.
They start their 24-game league
season Nov. 4-5 a t the University of
Halliwell said he expects to
decide on the final 22-player roster
during the swing through North
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Grid 'Birds fly to victory
on Dan Smith's passing
The UBC Thunderbirds remain
in contention for a playoff berth in
the Western Intercollegiate
Football Leagueafter drubbing the
University of Manitoba Bisons 22-7
Saturday in Manitoba.
Quarterback Dan Smith led the
Thunderbirds, throwing three
touchdown passes, two to tight end
Evan Jones and another to UBC's
leading receiver, Paul Pearson.
The Smith-to-Pearson combination struck first on an 85-yard
pass-and-run play that gave UBC a
lead it never relinquished.
Smith was good on 11 of 27 pass
attempts for 301 yards. The
rushing attack was equal to the
task, as Glen Wallace went over
the 100-yard mark for the sixth
time in seven games.
UBC head coach Frank Smith
said, "I'm just so proud of them
The win leaves the 'Birds with a
2^3-1 record, good enough for third
place in the WIFL.
In other league action on the
weekend, the University of Alberta
Golden Bears were defeated 14-0
by the University of Calgary
Dinosaurs. Despite the loss,
Alberta remains in first place with
a 4-1-1 record.
Calgary, with a 4-2-0 mark, is the
team UBC must beat to finish the
season in second place and qualify
for a playoff berth, unless
Manitoba wins its last three
If UBC finishes with the same
points as either Calgary or
Manitoba, UBC will win the
second-place berth on the basis of
UBC's hi^ier total scores in games
with the respective clubs.
The 'Birds return to action
Saturday when they host the
Golden Bears at Thunderbird
Stadium. UBC winds up its league
play at home against Saskatchewan Oct. 22.
If you're graduating this fall and contemplating what
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V6J 3T7 Dept. U Page 8
Thursday, October 13, 1977
Trouble hits IH election
From page 1
the last year than ever before, and
this is welcome."
Bokhari charged Smith with
withholding information from
"You can never find out where
the money goes. He doesn't trust
Bokhari said Smith would not
even tell him how many students
belong to International House.
But Smith called the charges
"nonsense," adding that he runs an
"open administration."
"I have been working my guts
out to help the students. If a
student says he can't get information then he isn't trying."
Bokhari said Smith suppresses
student initiatives to set up new
programs and to increase the
scope of the house activities.
"The students can't do a damn
thing over there. We start to do
something and he shoots it down."
And Dave Jiles, Alma Mater
Society director of services, said
the firing of an IH assistant during
the summer  is  an  example  of
B.C. Ferries workers
vote to defy gov't
Smith's resistance to change.
Jiles said Judith Ince, assistant
to IH program co-ordinator Colleen
Lunde, was fired in late July when
she started to push for innovative
new programs at the house.
"Judy was doing a lot of good
work on orientation but this guy
(Smith) put her down because she
was innovative."
Jiles said Smith's official reason
for firing Ince was insubordination, but an investigation
into the firing by the university
administration found she was
improperly dismissed and
awarded her a month's pay as
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British Columbia's 2,400 ferry
workers have voted overwhelmingly to defy a government
back-to-work order until the B.C.
Ferries Corporation signs a contract with the union.
Ferry workers began the strike
Oct. 5 to protest contract proposals
by the year-old crown corporation
which would require a set number
of work hours in a year before
employees are eligible for overtime pay.
An overall vote taken from the
B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers
Union membership showed 97 per
cent of the ferry workers support
the defiance of the back-to-work
order issued by the B.C. Labor
Relations Board.
The back-to-work order was
issued after the B.C. government
invoked the Railway and Ferry
Bargaining Assistance Act, which
also affects striking employees of
the B.C. Rail Corporation.
The United Transportation
Union met with the ferry workers
union and the B.C. Federation of
Labor Monday to consider joint
action against the government, but
details of their joint strategy were
not released.
Meanwhile, hundreds of cars and
foot passengers wait for transportation home at ferry terminals
on Vancouver Island, the Lower
Mainland and the upper coast.
Vancouver Island hotel and
motel operators are considering
legal action against the union for
their "flagrant disregard for
authority and the public feeling,"
which the operators claim has cost
them 50 per cent of their Thanksgiving Day business.
The ferries corporation and the
B.C. government seem to be in
disagreement over how to deal
with the strike, which the unions
claims was "forced" upon them by
B.C. labor minister Allan
Williams said his department will
not get involved in the dispute
because actions "in this case are to
be taken by the employer." But a
ferries corporation spokesman
said the corporation anticipates
the cabinet will take action.
Williams is scheduled to meet
this week with B.C. premier Bill
Bennett to consider ways to deal
with the defiant ferry workers.
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