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Vol. LXV, No. 20
Vancouver, B.C. Friday. November 19,1982
The struggling
student movement
by Glen Sanford
Canadian University Press
eventy-five strained faces filled the lecture hall, bnt
Erik Roy's wide bewildered eyes stood out at the
His jaw dropped as student politicians from across
Canada finally discussed the issue that concerned
him most — providing $500 for legal fees incurred by
Universite de Moncton students when they staged a
dramatic occupation there last spring.
"Sure, the cause is great," said an Albertan student. "But where are we (the Canadian Federation of
Students) going to get the money?"
Roy sat for a moment when the motion was passed. The students at his institution would get lip service, but no money. Then he began shuddering and
tears squeezed out of his eyes.
CFS chair Brenda Cote, who also participated in
the Moncton occupation, put her arm around Roy.
They sat at the back, alone, and then Roy walked
"I'm not going back in," Roy said later. "If
solidarity doesn't come to more than this, then CFS
is dead."
Inside the lecture hall, the final plenary of the second national conference for CFS went into its fourteenth hour. Debate continued, but the mood was
oppressive. Delegates voted to give Moncton $500 if
Simon Fraser University and Langara soon paid their
membership fees, but it was too late. The national
student movement had just alienated its most active
Roy said it was likely that Moncton would drop
out of CFS, and everyone at the conference knew it
was true.
Ironically, about an hour before turning down
funds for Moncton, the week-long conference reached its most productive moment when delegates
agreed to launch a campaign aimed at "exploding the
myth" of fiscal restraint.
Dreary delegates became energetic when members
of the campaign committee came before the plenary
with three balloons which read: "Fuck this fiscal fixation." The students cheered as the balloons were exploded, and the campaign idea was overwhelmingly
As the committee's report stated: "By stressing a
campaign against restraint we will multiply the
number of people who will support us, we will overcome the cynicism and apathy of our own membership, and we can share the resources of our
These goals are key to the survival of CFS. Though
the two-year-old organization represents about
500,000 students, most Canadians are not aware the
group exists or what its function is. Students do not
participate in CFS activities, nor has CFS built outside allies.
Fighting fiscal restraint is a long-term campaign,
but the immediate short-term goal is employment.
CFS plans a week of information in the first week of
February, then a week of action in early March.
The campaign plan is solid, but if the mood of the
conference is any indication, CFS will have a hard
time pulling it off.
The conference began awkwardly Nov. 8 when the
opening plenary started an hour late. The first motion — ratifying the plenary chairperson — created a
15-minute debate. It took an hour for the plenary to
accept an agenda.
When the bus from the University of Victoria to
the downtown hotel had to leave at 11 p.m.,
delegates stormed out of the plenary before all the
business was conducted. There was not even a motion to adjourn.
Throughout the week, most workshops were poorly attended. There was a clear split between those interested in the services aspect of CFS, and those interested in the political.
Thirteen committees, composed of provincial
representatives, met late at night to propose motions
for the final plenary. But half of those motions did
not make it to the final plenary because the 15-hour
meeting ended once again before all the business was
Many delegates came to the conference with
specific criticisms of the organization, but there were
few opportunities for those criticisms to be voiced.
Specifically, delegates failed to deal with a complaint from the Student Union of Nova Scotia that
CFS provides poor services and hinders provincial
autonomy. SUNS members said they want the
freedom for institutions to join the provincial
organization and not the national, but this is not
possible according to current CFS guidelines.
SUNS' complaints came up briefly Wednesday
morning when delegates demanded an accountability
session with the CFS central committee. Committee
members hung their heads and looked braced for a
firing squad as questions were shot at them:
"Why wasn't a translator hired as mandated at the
last national?
Well, uh, we had too many mandates for research
so we hired a researcher instead.
"Where was CFS when Nova Scotia students
fought last summer to prevent entire institutions
from closing down?"
// was a mistake.  What else can we say?
"Why was the week of information (planned for
October) such a failure?"
Um, we didn 't get much support from the institutions. Plus the materials weren 't mailed out in time.
At the session, the committee took flack for being
bureaucratic, undemocratic and ineffective. But
none of those complaints were addressed at the final
plenary because time ran out. The result? Delegates
dumped the resolutions that didn't hit the floor on
the central committee.
The final plenary began at 11 a.m. Nov. 13.
Debate focussed on the technicalities of CFS-Services
until 9:30 p.m. Only then did delegates, already
exhausted by a week-long conference, begin to
discuss the political role of their organization.
They scored a major victory when they ratified a
campaign intended to activate students by fighting
fiscal restraint, but the same evening they lost the
most politically active campus in Canada — Moncton — because they couldn't spare $500.
They complained the central committee was
undemocratic, yet left half their policy motions for
the committee to decide. They said they wanted to involve more students in CFS, but newcomers to CFS
conferences were left mystified.
As one first-time delegate said: "I feel useless here.
I don't know what it's about." Page 2
Friday, November 19,1982
A pleasant time for all—from Lightfoot?
Saturday night concert leaves review in Shadows
I missed Gordon Lightfoot's
Vancouver concert last year but I
am familiar with his reputation for
unsatisfactory live performances.
Happily for his many fans Saturday
night at the Orpheum, Lightfoot exhibited craftsmanship in his performance as well as in his music.
What the audience saw was an
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apologized for being "kind of
rude" when he felt he had given a
curt response to an overzealous fan.
The first half of the concert
focused on his most recent album,
Shadows. Though the songs lack
the power of his earlier material it
was a pleasant mixture of engaging,
gentle and introspective compositions. Notable tunes included 14
Karat Gold, Blackberry Wine, and
Thank You For The Promises.
After intermission the band
played the well known favorites the
crowd had come to hear. This
"ballad salad" included Sundown,
Don Quiote, and the Wreck Of The
Edmund Fitzgerald. These are sensitive and haunting compositions,
even if some of their original vitality
seemed to be lacking in the performance. Two hours and an encore
later Lightfoot had made more than
an adequate effort to please.
After the concert I went and pur
chased the Shadows album. The title reminded me again of the concert. It was as if one had entered a
small country bar and a mature
band was playing as they had for
years. The sound was clear and
precise, timing was good, the lyrics
pleasant, and the singer joked and
chatted with the audience. Not the
intensity of an earlier time, but a
pleasant and entertaining evening.
Even for Lightfoot.
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Page 3
Marsalis puts acoustics back into jazz
"It's taken me all my life to learn
what not to play. "
- Dizzy Gillespie
In his dynamic performance at
the Commodore Ballroom on Nov.
9, Wynton Marsalis displayed
talents on the trumpet which normally come only from years of self-
discipline and perseverance.
But Marsalis is not a grey-haired
old musician ready to put down his
horn. On the contrary, he is at the
age of 20 a prime figure in the
changing face of jazz.
During the '70s the jazz world
was dominated by the Miles Davis
influenced generation. While
creativity and innovation peaked,
communication and soul were
neglected. Marsalis and others like
him represent a return towards the
acoustic tradition in jazz — basic
and honest music without electric
He successfully showed his appreciation and understanding of
this tradition in two exciting sets at
the Commodore. After Marsalis
and his band took the stage, the old
ballroom resembled the dark and
noisy clubs in which the greats once
played. The appearance of the band
decked out in suits and ties combin
ed with sounds of pure acoustic jazz
to create this atmosphere.
Opening with a tune by Herbie
Hancock, Marsalis immediately
demonstrated his varied talents. In
his soloing he balanced fast and
complex lines verging on atonality,
with humour and classical touches.
The influences heard in his playing are definitely diverse. His
classical influences come from two
years he spent at Julliard. Even
tinges of Louis Armstrong can be
heard (Marsalis hails from New
Marsalis joined Art Blakey's Jazz
Messengers at the age of 18. Like
the great trumpet players that
preceeded him in this group, his
playing is driving and energetic. Indeed, memories of Clifford Brown
and a young Freddie Hubbard are
evoked when listening to his music.
On his own composition
Twilight, Marsalis with his brother
Bran ford on tenor saxophone,
created an intricate interplay of
scattered lines and appropriately
times squeaks and honks.
Throughout the performance,
the brothers displayed an intuitive
sense for each other's playing in
their brilliant two horn front line.
However, their tendency to play
outside   conventional   harmonic
structures sometimes
In Sister Cheryl, there were brief
moments in both brothers' soloing
— Chris wong photo
. . changing face of contemporary jazz
fell short of when atonality sounded more like
wrong notes. But considering their
youth, such moments are minor
compared   to   the   abilities   they
already possess and demonstrate.
The rhythm section of Kenny
Kirkland on piano, Phil Bowler on
bass, and Jeff Watts on drums
maintained a solid beat throughout
the tunes, which contained many
tricky tempo changes. Kirkland
stood out in his solos which ranged
from simple and restrained improvisations, to long and difficult
runs all over the keyboard.
While Watts was exciting and
powerful, his playing remained too
long at one volume — loud. His
overly boisterous drumming
detracted rather than complimented
the other musicians.
Marsalis and his band mainly
played tunes with challenging
melodies and complex chord
changes, but songs of a more traditional nature were also featured. On
the ballads Who Can I Turn To?
and I've Got It Bad, Marsalis utilized his impeccable tones and his proficiency in the upper register to give
these standards a sensitive treatment.
Perhaps his biggest accomplishment was his ability to avoid redundancy and instead, to inject new
ideas into these songs which have
been played thousands of times.
The youthful and honest approach
exhibited by Marsalis is a positive
sign that jazz is leaving the narrow
confines of rock and returning to its
acoustic roots.
Pouting graces Lovich lookalike
"There are three things to bear in
mind when reviewing a rock concert," said the wise old rock fan to
the novice newshound." If you
want to appear to be hip that is."
"I do, I do, I really do," panted
the young scribe eager to learn the
"Well, first, you don't waste half
the review talking about the audience; if you're hip you know hundreds of facts about the band to fill
up space. You can say what drugs
the lead singer's on, or what strings
the bassist is using.
"Secondly, you have to mention
the Astronauts, the only surf band
from Denver, Colorado. "And
finally you've got to stop drinking
orange juice."
The Commodore on Wednesday
night was full of black, studs,
leather, heavy mascara, Brilcreem
and a disturbingly high number of
dark suits and ties. It was a mixture
of every outrageous fashion London and New York have spewed up
these last six years, except that Vancouver's bored teenagers are older
and better washed. It was a case of
future shock revisited. One's only
qualm was that all those studded
leather boys looked so friendly.
And as for the Astronauts, they
were a cheap and nasty rip-off
band. Anvway, they've been dead
for 20 years.
Nina Hagen and the No Problem
Orchestra soon took my mind off
such distractions as the appearance
of the audience and the water I was
Nir.a herself was a quite
fascinating frontwoman. She jerked
her movements and constantly
changed facial expressions — smiling, learing, pouting, snarling, twitching. In the middle of this troubled
visage her eyes rotated constantly
and wildly. All this, coupled with
the odd vocal style full of whoops,
snarls and good old fashioned
oooohs, made one wonder if Lena
Lovich was in town.
With  the  exception of the  hit
Princess in floor-length silk
turquoise dress overwhelms
When Liona Boyd passed
through town recently she left a
host of admiring music lovers. Her
concert, at a packed Orpheum
theatre, was a triumph of beauty
and exquisite musicianship.
The stage was bare except for a
chair, microphone, and a single
small palm. Boyd seemed to float
onstage in a floor-length dress of
turquoise and silk. As she introduced her music, the hint of an English
accent seemed to be quite appropriate to the occasion.
The range as well as the difficulty
of the selections performed was a
tribute to Boyd's remarkable
talents. She opened the concert with
two evocative tunes from the British
Isles, the first from Scotland (I
Serve A Worthy Lady), the other
from the Emerald Isle (Brian Boru's
March). She then played such
varied compositions as a traditional
Catalan (Spanish) folk song, Issac
Albeniz's Mallorca, and a sonata
written   by   Domenico   Scarlatti.
Amongst this veritable abundance
of riches a personal favorite was her
interpretation of Russian Sketches,
written by the contemporary
Muscovite composer, Piotr Panin.
This selection consisted of four
separate tunes, and while it echoed
Stravinsky, the feel was very
Boyd opened the second half of
her performance with Jacques
Casterede's Homage To Pink
Floyd, an inspired composition in
which one could catch elements and
themes from some of the rock
band's earlier music.
From the start it was clear that
the audience was in the presence of
a master musician. There were
times when one could hear audible
gasps from the audience as Boyd
performed in a particularly inspired
manner. At times her hands seemed
to move effortlessly over the guitar
strings, and the effect was all the
more impressive because of the
complexity of the pieces.
(well CITR is playing it) record
Smak Jack, all the self-penned
songs Nina performed were disjointed disappointments.
The No Problems Orchestra was
absolutely first rate, all things considered. They were aided by superb
sound quality and excellent mixing
which meant that one wasn't deaf
after the first song.
One of the best things about the
mix was that one couldn't hear the
keyboards at all. I was left to enjoy
the rock solid performance of the
rest of the band uncluttered with
contemporarily voguish electronic
twiddlings. The band was
dominated physically as well as
musically by the bassist who
generated a titanic funk rhythm
throughout. The drummer equally
concentrated on the primal,
avoiding his cymbals and producing
a solid and interesting thumping
beat. The guitarist suffered most
from the material. Until Smack
Jack, there wasn't a melody or lead
line in sight for him to play.
It was not until two numbers
from the end of the set that the
band and Nina really demonstrated
their capabilities. Instead of the
operatic style rapping which they
had been playing up to then, the
band really cut loose.
They followed Smak Jack with
Satisfaction, a brave move, but it
paid off. Closing my eyes I could
almost believe it was Keef, Charlie
and Bill hammering away on stage
but Nina's superb vocal style lifted
it above the mere-cover-version
Naturally, after that, they came
back for an encore.
They showed their courage by
performing first My Way which,
John Morris has pointed out, is the
hymn to individualism undermined
because absolutely everybody does
it. Notwithstanding, Hagen's version still managed to stand out from
the herds'. Then they played a
superb steaming swamp version of
Brecht-Weill's Alabama song
which recently defeated Bowie
throwing O Sole Mio in for good
measure. The audience wanted
more but Nina's superb voice was
quite shot by then.
Big, bold, bungled
Chicago is a big, bold musical
— a musical that a few years ago
might have been considered risque. It is a musical whose success depends largely on an
ensemble of actors who can imbue a sense of fun in its raun-
chiness. But when the actors
seem unsure of their material
and style of presentation, the
musical is bound to run into problems, as does Dunbar Musical
Theatre's current production.
Directed by David Newman
At the Metro Theatre,
1370 S.W. Marine until Dec. 4
In a plotline that closely
resembles The Front Page (or
even His Girl Friday), Chicago
takes place in an all women
prison cells, where writers sensationalize stories of murder and
illicit affairs. When the show
opens, Velma Kelly who has
been making headlines because
she killed her husband, is being
upstaged by a new inmate, Roxie
Hart. Both women's cases are
being milked for all their
headline-grabbing worth by
lawyer Billy Flynn.
Most of the characters who
crowd the impressive set come
through as loud, pompous, and
thoroughly un watch able. Much
of the production seems disjointed and jarring — thre is
nothing smoth about the affair.
Although Rosanne Hopkins'
Velma Kelly is one of the few
characters that survives, the rest
fade from memory as soon as
the houselights come on after
almost three hours. The other
exception is John Payne as Billy
The best thing about Dunbar
Musical Theatre's production is
its set. Constructed as a two-
level structure, it has an onstage
orchestra on the top half, and
the main action at the eye-level.
Jean Claude Olivier's set design
frequently is more interesting
than what is happening around
Although allowances must be
made for an amateur (or even a
semi-professional) production,
one can't help but think that
Dunbar Musical Theatre — even
with Dunbar's longstanding
tradition as a springboard for
local talent — has taken on mre
than it can handle.
The best evidence of that may
be when Hopkins and Dawnlea
Tait (as Roxie Hart) appear on
stage together. Both engage in
musical members, but whereas
Hopkins appears the professional in her Jail number, Tait
pales in comparison.
The lack of complete success
is also evident in the second act,
which deflates any promises the
first act held and becomes an
embarrassment. Page 4
VSO gives 'conservative program'
There are two kinds of modern
classical music: either it is 40
years behind the times and reactionary, or it is unlistenable.
Sunday's Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra concert under the direction of conductor Kazuyoshi
Akiyama gave a conservative program of twentieth century works —
Copland, Prokofiev, and Schipizky
— with Tchaikovsky's Hamlet
Overture thrown in, no doubt to attract people who think all music
written after 1900 is garbage and the
real music died with Brahms.
The Tchaikovsky is a trivial work
and received an appropriately trivial
performance; Prokofiev's Third
Piano Concerto with soloist Alexis
Weissenberg followed. A flashy
work with a sense of humor, it is
unfortunately marred by the then
germinating ideas of Soviet
People's Music and the absurd
esthetic of the regime which ruined
Russian music for decades after.
Again, an appropriate performance
by Weissenberg and Akiyama was
appealing in its showmanship.
Two much more interesting
works followed the intermission:
Copland's own large-orchestral version of his Appalachian Spring, and
the Symphonic Sketches of VSO
bass player Frederick Schipizky.
Appalachian Spring was written
originally for a small group of
13 instrumentalists, as chamber
music, with the intimacy that implies. Copland later arranged the
work (not to his own satisfaction)
for large symphonic forces. The
large version is muddier, harsher,
brasher, and less graceful than the
lighter one, though for logistical
reasons it is the more frequently
performed. The VSO's reading of
this folk-based work, under
Akiyama, was perhaps rather too
Wagnerian to be completely successful.
To say that a work of art is
derivative is not necessarily pejorative. The term means a sense of
dependence on earlier models, and
implies a lack of uniqueness. Certainly a work can be pleasant
without a unique sense of individuality, as in the huge school of
English Brahms mimics about a
century ago.
But that unique individuality,
that striking sense of a voice clearly
distinguishable from all others, is
the only key to maintaining interest
on repeating the experience of the
work of art.
In this sense Schipizky's Symphonic Sketches is a pleasant, if
derivative work: Brahms, Mahler,
and Shostakovich keep leaping up
to obscure the view of Schipizky.
But at least Schipizky's music has
melody, rhythm, and harmony, and
is appealing, which is more than can
be said for most modern composers
writing in utter contempt of anyone
who is not a professor of theory.
The trouble with modern music,
and one evident in Schipizky's
work, is a disregard for folk idioms.
Every great composer right up to
Copland employed folk music in
one way or another and spent time
listening to and playing folk music.
But in the last half-century we
find a dreadful increase in the
number of composers who try to
place themselves above the simplicity, directness, honesty, and strength
of folk music, largely as a result of
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can ignore jazz, can condemn
bluegrass, only to his own detriment.
One need only ask oneself: who,
a century from now, will be the
more influential composer who will
be more fondly remembered — Arnold Schoenberg or Duke Ellington?
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The five stories that comprise
Creepshow — a film anthology of
five episodes that attempt to reintroduce a comic book style to film
— are supposed to be alternately
funny and terrifying. The film
makers who created Creepshow,
George Romero and novelist
Stephen King, have the best of intentions: to restore humor back into
Directed by George Romero
Playing at Downtown
But audiences that a chance on
Creepshow might be surprised to
find out just how tame and forgettable Creepshow is, especially if
they are aware of Romero's
strengths as a horror filmmaker
(Night of the Living Dead for example). The stories — Father's Day,
The Lonesome Death of Jordy
Verill, The Crate, Something to
Tide You Over, and They're Creep
ing Up on You — begin on a
humorous note. And all the stories
have a comic book feel, which is
due primarily to King's dialogue
and illustrator Jack Camen, whose
comic panels and frames grace the
But what one accepts in a comic
book in terms of surprises and
twists inherent in any good horror
story is unacceptable on screen.
There is nothing genuinely terrifying about any of the stories in
It is surprising that the best of the
lot is the first one, — which only
seems so in retrospect. Titled
Father's Day, it is about a nefarious
old man killed on the day that
honors him. Seven years after his
death, he returns to seek revenge,
demanding, "I want my cake!"
The second story, The Lonesome
Death of Jordy Verrill is the most
gratuitous of all. With King in the
title role, the episode tells of a
hillbilly who encounters a meteor
whose powers tend to germinate
everything — including Jordy — into a pile of green grass and weeds.
Two or three episodes in Creep-
show are enjoyable, but they often
seem misguided — there also isn't a
single Vampire story. And while
none of the stories are as gory as
some of the slasher films (both King
and Romero wanted to avoid exploitation) what the filmmakers
have forgotten is that the slasher
films have a sense of humor
themselves. They're no longer just
gory exercises; in their violence they
often seem parodies. And the audience that goes to see films like Friday the 13th, Part III in 3-D wants a
gross-out, a chance to laugh as
skulls are bashed and machetes go
through several people's guts.
Romero's relatively restrained
vignettes are a relief, but leaves no
lasting impression. Like the comic
books that are a obvious source of
inspiration, Creepshow can be enjoyed for its minimal thrills and
then disposed quicklly.
Autonomy you say?
Elementary, my dear MacDonald
How many of your have ever
heard of a Canadian mystery writer,
let alone a Canadian mystery story?
I hadn't either. Until now.
Maddened by Mystery
Michael Richardson
Edited by Lester & Orpen Dennys
304 pages, $17.95
Maddened by Mystery is an anthology of Canadian detective and
mystery fiction, compiled and
edited by Michael Richardson.
There are 13 stories, with settings
from 1890's London to 1940 New
York, all of them written by Canadians.
Like many anthologies, the
qualities of each story is different.
In this case, quality descends only
to above average.  Mystery lovers
Better than
Mickey Mouse
The Man from Snowy River was
done with all the pride of old Walt
Disney. Father dies, son is left
alone, works for rich cattle herder,
falls in love with his daughter but
cannot marry her, proves to rich
man he is responsible. So much for
the plot outline.
The Man from Snowy River
Directed by George Miller
Playing at Capitol Six and
Willbrook Six
But the Australian-made Man
from Snowy River is a better film
than Walt Disney ever made in this
style for several reasons. It has Kirk
Douglas in dual role: as the rich cattle herder to whom Jim the hero,
must prove himself, and as a poor
Then there are brumbies. Not a
new kind of potato chips, but a
pack of wild horses which terrorizes
other horses. If a sequel were made
to The Man from Snowy River, it
would have to be called The Attack
of the Killer Brumbies.
These factors, along with scenes
of characters making wallabee stew,
duffers, and other Australian
peculiarities, makes Snowy River
good family entertainment, which is
great if you're looking for good
family entertainment.
will enjoy this book and even its
worst story, which was written by
Stephen Leacock. It is a so-called
spoof on Sherlock Holmes which
falls just short of boring.
Speaking of Holmes, there is an
excellent pastiche in this collection.
In it, Holmes helps Sir John A.
Macdonald foil a plot to annex
Canada to the United States. It
seems to be authentic and true to
the Holmes canon (those stories
written by Arthur Canon Doyle).
There is also an excellent satire
on the RCMP, featuring acting
sergeant Bullock (the literary
equivalent of Dave Broadfoot's
Sgt. Renfrew). Here, author James
Powell pokes gentle fun at Canadian foreign policy by having a
bumbling government officer sent a
small European state to recover
some lost sonnets.
Many of the crimes involve simple robbery. But there are three
murder cases, the most interesting
being Recipe for Murder, by Vincent Starrett. A gambler keels over
while his girlfriend is dancing, and
Jimmie Lavender (yes, that's his
name) must figure out who's guilty.
In addition to the stories, mystery
buffs will be delighted with the
glossary. It features, a who's who
list of characters in Canadian detective fiction. That alone makes the
book worth buying for Canadiana
trivia buffs.
Richardson has made some very
good selections here, and on the
whole, he is a good worker. Maddened by Mystery certainly is a
good anthology; one would be
hard-pressed to find too much fault
with it.
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"// depends on what your idea of
fun is. If it's swilling beer in a club
looking for a piece of meat —
whatever, okay. But we won't
spoon-feed you —you can't eat fun
like some kind of pill. "
—Bonnie Hayes after performing in
Vancouver Nov. 11.
Originally UBC-bound to play in
the Pit, Bonnie Hayes and the Wild
Combo opted for the newly-
established Rock Palace (formerly
the Crazy Horse Lounge) instead.
That proved to be an abysmally
fatal mistake.
"Sometimes an audience can be
so resistant. Response depends a lot
on the club you play in. We usually
don't play in billiard bars."
Indeed, the unappreciative crowd
seemed more intent on drumming
their chests and dragging a mate by
the hair home to their respective
"That's about the worst show I
ever did. I fucked up — 1 should
have ignored everybody," said
Bonnie Hayes was understandably listless playing for such a
lethargic mob. But the music was
The Combo utilizes the traditional bass-guitar-drums-
keyboards-vocals ensemble to produce creative hooks, rhythms and
melodies that drive, weave, pluse
and go "pop" unexpectedly. The
band played a rather late set, opening with the staccato beat of Inside
Doubt. A healthy dose from their
new lp soon followed with the
Latin-tinged Raylene, the straightforward Separating and the
frivolous Dun-fun.
Although the band has been
together for only two years, they
are a surprisingly tight, ambitious
unit with a settled perception of
success and how to get it. Perspiring
between sips of beer, Kevin Hayes
discussed the band's goals. "We
want to say, 'Hey let's have fun' —
we want to say that through good
music. Exposure. That's the way
for this group to happen and it's go-
ing to take major label
The combo's music is highly
marketable but it's a pity their
musical formula has been lumped
into the same lobotimized genre as
the Go-Go's. Shelving this group
with the Go-Go's unfairly undermines the group.
They espouse no great social
issues nor do they utter insincere
pretensions. They play fun stuff,
creating moveable rhythms which
employ salsa beat, 60's rhythm and
blues, 'organ riffs, and surfer
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Friday, November 19, 1982
team in
College bowl
game on TV
By Saturday afternoon, UBC will
probably be the Canadian collegiate
football champions.
The UBC Thunderbirds take on
the Western Ontario Mustangs in
the College bowl at Toronto's Varsity stadium starting at 10 a.m.
Vancouver time Saturday.
UBC, with a 10-0 record is 10 to
21 point favorites in the game. The
Mustangs are 5-2 for this year.
UBC is injury free for the bowl
they last played in 1978 when they
lost to an Ontario team.
"They are an outstanding football team, in all aspects of the
game," said Mustang coach Darwin
UBC has scored more than 400
points in 10 games this season,
while allowing less than 100 to be
scored on them.
Somotiuk said his team will have
to stop UBC's passing game if it is
to beat the number one ranked
'Birds. While UBC has several
Canadian all-stars, Western has only Canada's leading rusher.
UBC coach Frank Smith, named
Western Collegiate coach of the
year, narrowly missed out on the
national title. The loss doesn't
worry Smith, who said in Toronto
the title didn't matter since "we're
here to win a football game."
The 'Birds will take on the Simon
Fraser University Clansmen Saturday Nov. 27 at Empire stadium in
the annual Shrum bowl. Proceeds
will go to the United Way.
Shrum bowl tickets are on sale at
the AMS box office in SUB, some
undergraduate societies, and the
War Memorial gym for $3.
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team has already reached a crucial
stage in their young Canada West
The 'Birds and Calgary
Dinosaurs are currently tied for thir
place with 1-3 records and will now
face each other in a four-game
home-and-home series. The first
two take place this weekend at
UBC's Thunderbird Arena.
A clean sweep of the series by
either team could devastate the
other's chances of making the third
and final play-off spot in the
24-game regular season.
Although Calgary is off to a poor
regular season start, the Dinosaurs
have already played about thirty
games including a twenty-game
European tour earlier this season.
Calgary won eleven of the games
there and are now in mid-season
form, said UBC assistant coach
Fred Masuch.
"Calgary have a lot of capable
scorers and so we have to try and
prevent them from getting an opportunity to score which is going to
be difficult." Moores said.
"They have much more scoring
potential than we do."
Action gets underway at 8 p.m.
on both Friday and Saturday at
Thunderbird Arena.
The UBC women's basketball
team has two home games this
weekend. They welcome Belco
Electric, a Seattle club team to the
War Memorial gym on Saturday
night at 7:30 p.m. and again on
Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.
UBC's women volleyballers go to
flat Saskatoon this weekend to
compete in a Canada West tournament.
In the last tournament the team
finished the tournament with a 3-2
record and in second place behind
the 5-0 Calgary Dinosaurs.
The UBC men's basketball team
continued its long string of games
Thursday in Victoria when they
squared off against Canadian collegiate champions University of
Victoria Vikings. Results unknown
at press time.
From Victoria they travel across
the border as far as Bellingham
where they play another set of Vikings, this time its those representing
the University of Western
The UBC aquatic centre is the
scene this weekend of the western
Canada   universities   water   polo
tournament. There will be both
men's and women's tournaments.
The men will have competition
from teams from Calgary, Alberta,
Victoria and Simon Fraser Universities. The University of Oregon
Ducks, who have dominated collegiate water polo in the North West
USA these last two years will play.
Women's teams will be coming
from Victoria and Oregon.
Action will start at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and the final will
be at about 4 p.m. Sunday.
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Unknown play with unknown play
The Kitsilano Theatre Company
is performing Carlo Goldano's
Mirandolina until Sunday at Kits
house. Their choice of a play by someone nobody has ever heard of
shows commendable sense of
adventure. It marks a refreshing
break from the limited collection of
hackneyed classics on which
amateur theatre companies usually
The choice of Mirandolina was
particularily smart because,
although unknown, it is a type of
light sexual comedy that is such a
familiar part of amateur theatre
By Carlo Goldini
Directed by Kico Gonzalez - Risso
at Kitsilano Neighbourhood
House until Nov. 21
Goldoni was an immensely prolific and innovative eighteenth century Venetian. He wrote over 150
comedies. What distinguished him
was that he broke away from the
Italian tradition of unscripted
theatre, and his plays gave a much
more prominent, sympathetic and
realistic role to women and servants.
Mirandolina is set in a country
inn managed by the woman of the
title. Naturally enough, all the men
who come into contact with this efficient and independent
businesswoman fall in love with her
or resolve to marry her, or both.
The play tells of how she resists the
advances of two of her guests (a
wealthy count and a penurious marquis), captures the heart of a baron
who has sworn he will never fall in
love, and finally married her waiter.
Goldoni's master comic touch is
in the use of asides, which convey
what the characters really think.
Particularly entertaining are the ex- (
changes between Ian Mackenzie's
Baron and Christina
Jastrzembska's Mirandolina with
the baron's servant, Bill Timoshyk,
in dancing attendance. Mirandolina
pretends that she shares the baron's
view of women as a dangerous, and
ensnaring breed while she plays him
with the ragout she has specially
cooked him (by going to his heart
via his stomach Mirandolina gets
her man in an afternoon).
All the while, though, she is making conspiratorial asides to the audience as he begins to nibble her
bait. The Baron, for his part, relays
to the audience the confusion that is
beginning to rage behind his facade
of intense suspicion and coolness
toward all women.
In the end, Mirandolina, having
conquered the Baron and taught
him a public lesson, casts him aside
and marries the loyal waiter instead.
The lesson for the wealthy count,
the status-conscious marquis and
the baron who believes he can do
without women is well learnt and
sentimentality is avoided.
The Kitz production did not entirely manage to escape some of the
traditional pitfalls of amateur
theatre. The actors sometimes
seemed to be moving round the
stage only because it was better than
standing still. Only Denis Comey,
the marquis, managed to make all
his movements seem natural.
Jastrzembska   was   particularily
innovative 18th century Venetian
Midnights' sound Deadly
Last Friday night some were fortunate enough to be exposed to a
type of music that's not usually
heard on the West Coast. The incredible sound of Bobby, and the
Midnights filled the Commodore
Ballroom for two shows Nov. 12.
The five member band, fronted
by the Grateful Dead's Bobby
Weir, was an incredibly tight unit
performing its own kind of funk-
rock sound. Hearing Weir's voice,
one can't help but think that Bobby
and the Midnights sound a little like
the Grateful Dead. But their sound
is actually quite different. Even
Minglewood Blues (the only
Grateful Dead tune they played)
was an interesting contrast to the
Dead's version.
The show got underway at 8
p.m., an hour later than previously
scheduled. As the first show only
lasted an hour, Weir invited
everyone to stay for the next show.
Apparently, the second show did
not sell many tickets so a decison
was made to combine the two
shows. After a break Bobby and the
Midnights returned, playing over
two hours of memorable music.
Both the dancing crowd and those
who simply chose to watch appreciated the gesture.
Weir continually shared the
spotlight with the Midnights, his
part-time band. When it came to
solo duties, lead guitar was masterfully handled by Bobby Cochran.
Bass player Alphonso Johnson and
drummer Billy Cobham provided
the pulsating beat, while Weir's
distinctive rhythm and Dave
Garland's penetrating keyboards
completed this highly versatile
musical unit.
One of the highlights of the evening came at the end of the show.
The band had just performed an en
core and left the stage. The undaunted crowd persisted in their enthusiasm despite the obvious fact
that the house lights were on. This
brought the band back out to end
the night with the Stones' classic,
Satisfaction — which the Grateful
Dead usually save for their home
crowd encores.
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The casting also seemed a little
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Friday, Novemb
Civic elections '82;
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vie for city hall ~
The major issue in this year's mayoralty
race is a simple one — should megaprojects be given the green light, free of
"red-tape" to create jobs, or should the
projects be managed in the best way possible for the benefit of Vancouver as a
Non-Partisan Association (NPA) candidate Jonathan Baker is on the attack
against current mayor Mike Harcourt. The
issue, for Baker is simple, he says: the city
should not be preventing the jobs megaprojects will bring.
"I'm bored of opposition to job creation, I'm bored by traffic barriers, I'm
bored . . .," Baker said at a recent debate.
"Is the city going to allow itself to add to
the problem of unemployment?"
Baker is attacking "fat" at city hall,
despite incumbent NPA alderman George
Puil and Nathan Divinski saying there isn't
Baker wants money to be put into the
projects rather than social services, since
working people would not need assistance.
But opponent Harcourt sees things differently: "The issue is, will we manage the
mega-projects, or will they manage us?"
The Social Credit government's "instant
Disneyland" is a mess that he helped sort
out "on the city's terms", Harcourt says.
Vancouver does not want to repeat the
mistakes of Montreal in building a stadium
hosting a major world event, Harcourt said.
"Let's not repeat history."
Spending priorities with Harcourt include social services combined with the
mega-projects. Vancouver is ideally
situated to ride the "wave of economic expansion" Harcourt says is coming. Its
Pacific setting is the gateway to the Pacific
rim, he says. "Vancouver can't fail to
Harcourt says
Baker is partially
right when he says city hall procedures
^^^^ need   streamlining,
but differs on the
amount of "fat".
"Just ask George
Puil where the fat
is," Harcourt
m-m''m^mmm'm'        counters.
The civic budget has not increased since
1975, and the city has a triple A credit
rating, Harcourt says.
The city needs a strong mayor, capable of
representing the city to the senior governments, he says. "I'm not afraid."
But Baker says Harcourt's stance with
other government is confrontationalist and
the city needs someone who doesn't look at
another government's policies in discussions with them.
"We don't need that kind of
Baker says this is probably the most important election in the history of the city.
"No one faction should be allowed to
dominate the city."
When it comes to issues students are con
cerned about, both candidates echo similar
Baker favors no change in the law regarding basement suites, although it should
not be enforced. Although zoning in west
Point Grey is mostly single family
residences, Bakers thinks the zoning should
not be enforced. "One has to be
Harcourt also favors a similar ignoring of
current regulations.
Again, both Harcourt and Baker would
like to see people able to register at polling
stations. "Students should have the maximum opportunity to vote," says Baker.
Harcourt says the city asked earlier this
year former municipal affairs minister Bill
Vander Zalm to proclaim changes to the
Vancouver charter allowing for the polling-
day registration. Vander Zalm refused the
request, Harcourt said.
Currently students must be enumerated
in the spring of each year before the election.
Both Harcourt and Baker are lawyers.
Baker has previously served on only the
school board, and has no direct council ex
perience. Harcourt won the mayoralty position in 1980, edging out Jack Volrich after
several years as an alderman.
Baker says years of experience in dealing
with civic bureaucracy as a municipal
lawyer, and several years in the planning
department (Baker helped build Granville
Mall) qualify him for the job.
David Ingram of The Tax Reform Action
Committee is hoping to ride a single TRAC
to the mayoralty seat.
In the last year's civic election, Ingram
ran under the now defunct VIP party for
mayor, and now once again standing
against taxes, particularly the large increase
in this year's business taxes.
But tax reform is all Ingram talked about
at a recent debate. Baker, who followed Ingram, echoed many of the points, hoping
Ingram would not take too many of his
right-wing following, and therefore split the
Ingram runs Centa tax service and a
travel agency.
Socialist candidate Ned Dmytryshyn, a
Vancouver woodworker, is also running for
the position. He is not expected to win.
Boredom looms over city
voters learn high price ol
Boring issues. Boring candidates. Boring
That's democracy. And democracy is
what Vancouverites will get Saturday when
they once again troop to the polls to elect a
new city council. As with most elections,
the issues have been watered down by the
main contenders in an attempt to appeal to
as broad a sector of the voting population
as possible.
There are 33 council member hopefuls
this time around, only 10 of whom will be
chosen to form the next civic government.
Voters in all areas of the city vote for their
favorite 10 from the list. This method of
voting is itself perhaps the most substantial
issue in the election, as the ballot also includes a plebiscite on whether or not Vancouver should have a ward system, which
would see the city divided into constituencies (wards) electing its own representative
to council.
The four parties vying for control of city
hall are basically uniform in their stands on
the ward system.
"Picking 10 names out of 33 is an exercise in futility, to a great extent," says
Stanley Bennett, candidate caucus chair for
the Tax Revolt Action Committee (TRAC).
"The ward system is a more practical
"Every other large North American city
has a ward - system," says David Lane,
Committee of Progressive Electors (COPE)
"We're   20   years
not having a ward
campaign organizer,
behind the times in
The ward system will allow for accountability and constituency input into the
political process, says Lane. "We have area
representation on the provincial and federal
levels for obvious reasons.
"This has been part of our platform since
the inception of COPE."
"We have to go to a ward system
ultimately," says Marguerite Ford, council
incumbent and The Electors' Action Movement (TEAM) candidate. "I think there
will be a majority (of voters) in favor of
Peter Hebb, campaign chair for the civic
Non-Partisan Association (NPA), says
NPA is not a political party and its candidates thus do not endorse a single position on the issue.
"NPA is not a party, like COPE, where
everyone is dogmatic and follows the party
line," says Hebb. "Most (NPA candidates)
are against the ward system, but will ask
Victoria to implement it if voters pass the
Hebb became distraught when questioned further about NPA platforms. "My job
is to get them elected, not to run around
and answer 83 questions for all 27 (NPA
civic) candidates." All the NPA candidates
are "free thinkers," says Hebb, but they
have reached consensus on several issues. r19,1982
Page 9
and Harcourt
battle left
and right
in fight
for might
council, as
"The candidates are in favor of proceeding with the megaprojects to create
jobs," he says. Undertakings such as rapid
transit, B.C. Place, Pier B.C., and the
trade/convention centre "will create hundreds and hundreds of student jobs," says
NPA aims to "create a climate" in which
businesses will have confidence to invest
and thus spur the economy, says Hebb.
"As a free enterprise group, we don't feel
you can do that by socialism. In fact we
know you can't," he says. "The failure of
(mayor Mike) Harcourt and his people is
that they have not supported these
COPE is for a "people's transit system,"
says Lane, "that is affordable, doesn't
destroy neighborhoods, and is decided by
the people of Vancouver, not imposed by
the provincial government."
TRAC is against rapid transit because
conventional systems are a great deal
cheaper, says Bennett, adding that the $718
million to be spent on rapid transit is
"The TEAM position has always been to
support public transit, and that includes
rapid transit," says Ford.
NPA is running a full slate of 10 candidates, while COPE is running seven,
TRAC five, and TEAM two. There are also
nine people running as independents.
$185 candidacy to put
UBC student on top
He is under 21, his campaign cost $185
($100 was a donation from his parents), and
he has only been actively campaigning for
one week.
And UBC education student Brian
Barber thinks it would be nice if he could
get the estimated 38,000 votes needed to
make his Vancouver School Board candidacy a success.
Of 22 candidates running for a seat on
the city school board, the Non Partisan
Association (NPA) and Committee of Progressive Electors (COPE) are each running
a full slate of nine candidates, and there are
four independant candidates.
Brian Barber is one such anomaly: an independant who deems himself "middle-of-
the-road," and says he likes COPE's education policies, while at the same time appreciates NPA's budget concerns.
Discussing education policies in the province and city, Barber seems more than
BARBER. . .over 20 and counting
capable to hold his own against established
politicos who are bound to follow the party
line. There is an absence of political
rhetoric and lack of blindly faithful
political stances on education issues.
His main advantage over others, he says,
is that as an education student he is aware
of conditions that exist in Vancouver
schools, and they aren't anything like what
education minister Bill Vander Zalm has
Of Vander Zalm's recent announcements
about revamping the province's education
system, Barber says, "his attitude towards
education sucks."
"Teachers, contrary to popular opinion,
are not overpaid and underworded." Having worked in the Vancouver school system,
he says he knows for a fact that most
teachers do more than "come in at two
minutes before 9 and leave two minutes
after 3," as Vander Zalm has claimed.
As for province wide exams for grades
four and 12 — Vander Zalm's most recent
proposal — Barber thinks they would be a
mistake. "You'll have teachers teaching for
exams because they'll know the exam (content)," he says. "Teachers will want to look
good, and other student needs will be
Barber says he thinks Vander Zalm "has
been given a portfolio he knows nothing
about. It's a power trip he wants, and (Ben-
net) has given him a portfolio that will shaft
But the most crucial thing for the school
board to do, according to Barber, is to get
back to a 100 per cent share of the nonresidential tax, as the district had a few
years ago. "Right now," he says, "Victoria
gets 40 per cent for general revenue, while
the school board is left with 60 percent,"
less than two-thirds of its original share.
Barber is aware, though, that the school
board's powers are limited. "All they can
do is be a thorn on the side of the government."
The school board needs money, he says,
"because you can't run the education
system like a business. . .that's the education system like a business. . .that's the one
thing that cannot be run as a business. You
can't expect to make money at it."
And he says, university students should
be concerned about the way education
funds are handled by the board and the provincial ministry because "the cuts will eventually affect them indirectly when they have
children." (University Endowment Land
residents are only eligible to vote for school
board in Saturday's elections.)
Barber knows his chances are limited
because of a lack of party affiliation and
"I am not expecting to win."
But he says voters should realize that
"teachers are probably better qualified
than anyone else" to sit on the school
So you
wanna vote?
As if one eight-part referendum wasn't
enough for UBC students this week, the entire procedure will be repeated this
Most UBC students can vote in
Saturday's Vancouver municipal election
and referendums.
Those living in Vancouver east of Blanca
street are eligible to vote for mayor,
aldermen, park board, and referendums on
capital borrowing, ward system, Sunday
shopping, and nuclear disarmament.
University Endowment Land residents, including on-campus residences, Acadia and
the university village, can vote only for
school board.
UEL residents will vote at either SUB 205
or 5395 Chancellor boulevard.
However, you have to be enumerated.
People enumerated between March and
May this year simply go to the polling station for their area.
Those who were not enumerated must
have been on the 1980 list to be eligible.
People applying under this criteria will need
to sign an affidavit.
If someone doesn't fit into either
category then, said one city elections official, "They're out of luck."
People must be more than 19 years old on
election day, and be Canadian citizens or
British subjects to vote. Questions can be
directed to voter information at 873-7681 or
your favorite civic political party.
Both current mayor Mike Harcourt and
Non-Partisan Association challenger
Jonathan Baker have said they favor a
change to the Vancouver charter allowing
for registration at polling stations.
The previous council had requested then-
municipal affairs minister Bill Vander
Zalm to make the charter change, but he
There are four people running for the
mayor's position, while 33 people will go
after 10 city council spots. Only 17 are contesting seven park board positions, while 22
people are seeking 9 school board places.
In total, voters will choose 27 people
from 76 running, in addition to the seven
referenda, under Vancouver's antiquated
at-large electoral system.
Questions regarding
eligibility, voting regulations
and places, candidates,
policy, and anything else can
be referred to
• Vancouver civic voters
list: 873-7681.
You must be on the current or 1980 civic voters list
in order to cast a ballot in
this election/referendum (see
above). Page 10
Friday, November 19,1982
Question authority
"Why did The Ubyssey publish a No letter when
they knew the regulations prohibit it?" said the rather
breathless and irate sounding voice at the other end
of the phone Tuesday morning.
It was an Alma Mater Society election committee
member calling a Ubyssey staff member at home.
They wanted an answer, and they wanted it immediately.
They got one. Now The Ubyssey would like to correct a mistake it made on its letter pages.
But the mistake wasn't publishing the letter in Tuesday's paper. The mistake was publishing the letter
blurb last Friday stating we would not be able to run
students' letters during referendum voting.
On Monday, the Ubyssey received several letters
opposed to the referendum which we foolishly turned
away. We also received verbal complaints on Friday
that our coverage was biased in favor of the referendum and that other opinions deserved the chance to
Furthermore, the paper's staff decided the AMS
should never have the right to tell the press what the
editorial content of The Ubyssey should be. That is,
and should always be the function of the volunteer
students who write and produce each edition.
The intent of running the letter was not to defy the
election committee's rules. And on further investigation, The Ubyssey found that the rules quoted to us in
a memo don't exist.
Rules which prohibit campaigning only serve to prohibit the flow of information which students need to
vote wisely. The AMS, in telling the press.they can't
give information to students, is calling the press irresponsible and telling students they can't use their
own judgement in deciding how to vote.
Information flow and influences don't turn off during voting anyway. The best evidence of this is the
'positive' oriented displays in the main foyer of SUB
and the yes posters all over campus.
Why restrict only the press?
The Ubyssey feels there should be no rules.
"Disarmament, sure I'm for it. Isn't everyone?"
People love to criticize the feds. But how are these
simple souls supposed to know what to do if people
don't tell them?
Citizens have a responsibility to force elected officials to act on their constituent's priorities. I. people
aren't concerned enough to exercise control o their
federal hirelings, they may panic, and do son.-j'hing
insane, such as allowing annihilation machines called
cruise missiles to be exploded in beautiful northern
Now, you say, no one's that stupid. But you'd be
The federal government needs our help folks. Think
of those poor bastards shivering their lives away in Ottawa, and get out and vote in the disarmament
referendum this weekend.
They have to work hard enough just getting
elected. Don't ask them to think as well.
'Peace through new weapons a farce'
It is a puzzling type of logic
which says that only by creating
more and more weapons of mass
destruction which are ready to be
fired at any moment, can we keep
the world safe and peaceful.
This is the logic expressed by
Brad Watson (Perspectives, Nov.
5), and by many politicians of the
world. These "peace through
strength" advocates also strongly
believe that the United States' duty
is to save the world from "enslavement" by the evil beings in the
Soviet Union who are "radically
hostile to the human race."
This loathing and fear of the
Soviet Union, as expressed by Watson, is understandable given their
actions in the past, but the notion
of a "Soviet threat" to American
democracy has been totally blown
out of proportion in the Western
World, and further reinforced by
the mass media.
George Kennan, a former U.S.
diplomat and analyst of U.S.-Soviet
affairs, a man who understands
Soviet policies, said: "The view that
prevails today in our governmental
and journalistic establishments is so
extreme, so subjective, so far
removed from what any sober
scrutiny of external reality would
reveal, that it is not only ineffective
but dangerous as a guide to political
The people in the peace movement are not pro-Soviet, or anti-
American; they are against nuclear
weapons and for life.
In  trying  to   be  unbiased  and
realistic, we cannot deny the facts
that tell us that the U.S. has recently been developing new weapons
which are much more threatening
and destabilizing than existing
Nino Pasti, a former NATO
general, expressed his concern that
". . . the possibility of a first-
strike capable of disarming the
Soviet Union and thus drive them to
accept surrender is constantly
becoming more likely and more
The cruise missile is one of these
extremely dangerous weapons and
that is why we are deeply opposed
to the U.S. testing it in northern
Alberta. If it were the Soviet Union
developing the cruise, of course we
would protest just as fervently.
Just by maintaining our
stockpiles at their present level we
are in danger of annihilation by
mistake. Recently, during an eighteen month period, there were 151
false alarms of the North American
Air Defence Command due to computer failure.
Four of these errors put the B-52
bombers and the ICBM units on a
state of alert. It is possible that
some day an error may not be
detected before it is too late.
Adding a new round of weapons
to the already teetering pile increase
the likelihood that we will experience a nuclear holocaust in our
The philosophy of "peace
through strength, or war through
weakness" is a farce. Survival
through mutual disarmament is
realistic. Louise Egan
arts 2
No more coat hanger abortions
Defunct quotation
I need to make a correction in my
letter of Oct. 29 (Watch out for Sitting Rodin's History Lesson),
which included a quotation attributed to Menachem Begin in The
Revolt. That quotation turns out to
be spurious.
I took it from a now defunct
periodical that claimed to be
translating from the Hebrew
original, but after having another
look at The Revolt, and Mr. Begin's
additions to the 1977 edition, I
doubt that he ever did (or even will)
call Deir Yassin a "massacre"; he
calls that version a "crude atrocity
story." I rather think that my
source was playing fast and loose
with its quotation marks. I regret
the error, and apoligize to you and
to your readers for the false impression it gave.
The correction, however, makes
no difference to my argument. My
intention was not to convict Mr.
Begin of involvement in a massacre,
but to show that there is a
reasonable doubt about the circumstances in which the Palestinians left their homes. Of that view
Mr. Begin himself provides corroboration on pages 164-65 of The
Revolt (now open before me).
Though he denounces the idea of
a massacre of Deir Yassin as "Arab
propaganda," he testifies that it
"spread a legend of terror amongst
Arabs and Arab troops, who were
seized with panic at the mention of
Irgun soldiers.
The legend was worth half a
dozen battalions to the forces of
Israel." Two villages were
evacuated without further fighting,
as "Panic overwhelmed the Arabs
of Eretz Israel... In the rest of the
country, too, the Arabs began to
flee in terror, even before they
clashed with Jewish forces." Not
the reality but the myth of Deir
Yassin, he concludes, "helped to
carve the way to our decisive victories on the battlefield."
Such statements support my main
point at least as well as the
apocryphal one I unfortunately used.
Dick Bevis
english dept.
Let us say for the sake of argument that the right to life of the
human fetus is protected by legislation, and let us take a look at the
consequences of such a law.
First, the return by many women
to the illegal and possibly
dangerous "back-street abortion."
While surgical techniques have advanced since abortion was last illegal, the law would not provide
protection for such women from
unskilled or unscrupulous practitioners, nor would they necessarily
avail themselves of such counselling
and support as might be available to
them to deal with the experience.
Second, the child abuse,
psychological and physical, which
would result from unwanted
pregnancies   carried  to  term.
As someone who has had extensive involvement with severely
disturbed young adults, I can assure
you that, while not every unwanted
child is an unloved or uncared-for
child, every schizophrenic has as
part of their belief system about
themselves, communicated in many
subtle and less subtle ways by their
parent or parents, that they were "a
The example of the young pregnant woman who decides to keep
her child "because then I'll have
somebody to love me" which has
been used in the training of
pregnancy counsellors, is exactly
the type of mother who may, in expecting her child to meet her needs,
rather than the reverse, produce a
very disturbed individual who may
attempt suicide, commit crimes, or
require hospitalization or extensive
support from community agencies
because they have not received the
basic loving and support, discipline
and values that every child needs in
order to grow up healthy and optimistic about themselves and their
Let me put it to you that until
such time as our society can provide
adequate and loving parenting to
every unplanned baby carried to
term, we have no right to take more
responsibility for the rights of the
fetus than we do presently, and
should confine our efforts to providing women with unplanned
pregnancies with the best possible
information and support for
whatever choice she makes about
that pregnancy.
Claire Winston
planned parenthood volunteer
'Bookstore should censor9
I would like to see our bookstore, an official arm of the university,
discontinue the sale of printed matter that is socially offensive, degrading
and unnecessary in an enlightened world.
To my knowledge there are only two publications for sale in the UBC
bookstore which concentrate on such degradation. Penthouse and Playboy
magazines publish photographs which focus on posing women in submissive and degrading positions.
Those of us who recognize the natural and valuable relationship that
women and men share as equals struggling to retain respect for all social
groups, will no longer condone through silence, such degradation. I
therefore ask our bookstore to stop the sale of Penthouse and Playboy.
I feel that this is justifiable censorship. I suggest as an alternative that
the bookstore purchase reprints of socially inoffensive articles from both
publications and make them available for resale.
Lance Read
education 5
November 19, 1982
The Ubyssey is published every Tuesday and Friday
through the university year by the Alma Mater Society
of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of
the staff and are not necessarily those of the AMS or the
university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in SUB 241k,
Editorial phone 228-2301/06. Advertising 228-3977/78.
We all love the circus. Shaffin Shariff and Arnold Hestrom roared impressively from tha lion's cage,
and Sarah Cox flicked her ringmaster's whip at them with practised ease, but we knew it was all in fun.
When aH the clowns, Robby Robertson, Brian Jones, Jane Bartlett and Lisa Morry, fed down and
jumped and threw confetti all over us, even Scott Pittendrigh laughed, and he'd been crying ever since
Peter Berlin the dancing bear had been on, because trainer Jack Tieleman seemed so mean. We just
bought him soma more cotton candy, over the protests of his mom, Keith Baldry, who said he'd be
sick. All that happened was he looked a little green while Victor Wong and Neil Lucerne performed
death defying feats in the trapeze, and Glen Sanford insisted on moving a seat down from him. When
Craig Brooks the strong man came on, Kerry Regier sniffed and said he knew for a fact that the
weights were just empty plastic. Glen Schaeffer and Robert Beynon told him to shut up. Sometimes its
more fun to pretend. Peter Prongos, Chris Wong, Brian Byrnes, and Phil Keuber made a few mistakes
in their tumbling act. Phil appeared to have hurt something vital, but maybe that was just pretend too.
But Kelley Jo Burke didn't mind. She just munched Eric Eggertson's popcorn and wished she never
had to go home. Friday, November 19, 1982
Page 11
'Code of behaviour needed for democracy'
Ms. Dekoven expresses a valid
concern for democratic freedom
and campaigns against fascist tyranny in her article of Oct. 29, "Pro-
Lifers Threaten Basic Freedoms."
It is important to remember that
although we enjoy freedom, we
must never take these privileges for
granted, but must actively strive to
maintain them. Consequently, one
must be very careful not to bandy
about the integrous and specific
term "democracy," which has
become reduced to the status of an
emotional slogan.
Democracy, properly speaking, is
a political system, even a system of
voting. Its general usage outside the
realm of political equality has given
it an incantatory effect to
automatically sanction any argument which the abused word is
dragged into.
The thesis of Ms. Dekoven's article is that anti-abortionists, all of
whom she neatly and safely sweeps
under the emotive label Pro-Lifers,
are not seriously concerned with
human rights after all.
Rather, these "organizations"
(more incantatory jargon) are simply an outlet for the involved individuals' "belief in the
undemocratic and dictatorial control of over half the population."
This, because their stance against
abortion would be "taking away
the individual right of every woman
to make this moral decision
If   the   political   system   of
democracy automatically grants the
individual the right to make every
moral decision personally, why are
there prisons? Clearly, we have
agreed that there is room in our
non-anarchist society for a public
morality and code of common
behaviour. Democracy cannot be a
blanket for every claim which protests the right to choose.
Yet Ms. Dekoven would have us
believe that these are the basic
parameters which define the abortion issue. "The freedom to choose
or the morality of Pro-Life?" Thus
opens her article, beginning a progressive diagrammatic alignment of
anti-abortionists with fascists and
of abortionists with democrats, a
false and invalid opposition.
I ask that Ms. Dekoven not conduct her argument along such inappropriate lines nor resort to
employing language and concepts in
a sentimental fashion which
divorces their particular deployment from their actual meaning.
Otherwise, she gets herself into
predicaments, as when she states
that "making abortion illegal places
the importance of a child over that
of an already productive human being" (italics mine).
Suddenly, Ms. Dekoven finds
herself making value judgments
about the relative worth of an
"already productive" adult over an
unborn child, contrary to that
nebulous spirit of democracy she
has been invoking.
Democracy simply upholds the
AMS needs money
In response to the letter written
by J.R. Harris (No Vote Justified)
Nov. 16, I.R. should research his
arguments a little more carefully
before he goes flying off the handle
against the Alma Mater Society
First of all, students are indeed
given the opportunity to choose
which projects their money goes to
support once they have made the initial mandate, contrary to Harris'
complaint. A poll is included with
the referendum through which
students priorize the projects which
it would fund. The results of the
poll will be published, and the AMS
will be guided by those results in
their funds allocations.
Secondly, it is true that the addition of $20 to the present $10.50
AMS fee seems a drastic increase in
light of recent bus fare, rent and
tuition increases.
However, the projects which the
money would subsidize are of
benefit to most active students in
one way or another. It would be a
shame to pass up this opportunity
to save many student facilities and
improve yet others.
Bear in mind that the AMS has
demonstrated its financial responsibility in the past. It in fact reduced
its fees by $15 one year ago, when
mandated to do so in a similar
Finally, with regard to J.R.'s opinions of, and suggestions for the
AMS Whistler Cabin, get your facts
straight, J.R.! The existence of this
cabin enables many UBC students
to enjoy the resort of Whistler, who
would otherwise be unable to.
The cabin is available to all AMS
cardholders, similar to student
swimming, meeting, sports and
housing facilities which would
otherwise be economically unfeasible. For a fraction of the $400,000
which the cabin has been appraised
at, the AMS UBC ski club and varsity outdoor club have developed
the cabin into an affordable and
comfortable lodge over the past
twenty years.
Presently, the AMS leases the
land under the cabin from the B.C.
government. Last year the lease was
$700, this year it is $2,100, and it
will be increased by one percent of
its total value each year for the next
five years. This means that by 1987
the AMS would be paying at least
eight times what it paid last year.
If the lease cost cannot be paid,
the municipality of Whistler takes
over the land, and the AMS must
sell the cabin or remove it at their
own expense. The land is zoned for
club use only, so a corporation such
as Whistler Mountain or
Blackcomb Mountain ski resort is
not eligible to purchase it, nor is an
It is unlikely that the cabin would
bring anywhere near its appraised
value of $400,000 without any deed
to the land under it. The land is
presently being offered for sale exclusively to the AMS for $70,000,
which is much less than it will be bid
up to when this option expires in a
few months. All the factors must be
considered and a mandate reached
SOON if this valuable asset is to be
Please exercise your voting rights
Adam Fitch
science 2
individual's constitutional equality
before the law. If we are arguing in
political terms, does not the issue
come down to whether or not the
fetus is an individual? Ms. Dekoven
again feels that this is an individual
decision, which must not be
legislated since "neither the medical
nor the theological professions have
managed to come to a consensus on
when the fetus should be considered
a human life."
However, the fact remains that
although there are those who
disagree with us, there are some
people who believe that the fetus is
an individual, that the embryo is a
human being. It is a cause of infinite wonder how, in conception,
there can be human life one instant
where there was none before.
It is simply an even greater source
of wonder how, where there is
human life after 20 weeks of gestation, there can be none the day
before. Therefore, believing these
embryos to be individuals, protecting their constitutional equality
before the law understandably
becomes our primary concern.
This is our starting point. We
uphold the sanctity of all human
life, and believe the fetus to be included in that life. This is not to
deny that there are other painful
issues, such as unwanted children,
the hazards of illegal abortion, and
who is to "pay the price of any sexual irresponsibility."
But they are other issues. They
too must command our sensitive
and active attention, but we cannot
make a quantum leap from their
worrisome existence to a justification of abortion, which after all is
only one method of dealing with
We must not argue backwards,
but rather examine the abortion
issue in and for itself. It is
dangerous to do otherwise. It is rationalization to do otherwise. Any
psychologist will tell you of the ingenious devices of our minds for
obtaining desired ends and masking
true motivations. As Pascal said,
"The heart hath a reason that the
reason knows not of."
Yes, we are "individuals ... involved with Pro-Life groups (may I
rephrase, pro-life issues, since I for
one happen not to participate in any
such organization) as a result of a
strong sense of morality."
Unfortunately,   Ms.   Dekoven,
morality does not imply the "emotional stance" you suggest,
although my personal emotions are
naturally involved, being part of my
integral personhood. Nor is morality a dirty word. It is as old as the
classics, and as respectable, being a
genuine concern to promote and
preserve human dignity and the
highest quality of life.
Our democracy was founded on
the moral premise of the
individual's worth. Ms. Dekoven
herself is clearly making an implicit
appeal to her readers' sense of
morality, as she conceives of its
proper applicaton.
Thus, I object to her reduction of
the term "morality" to a cardboard
placard wildly waved by frenetic
fascists. It is not a sterile meaningless concept imposed on life, but
rather a vital force integrally related
to life.
There is in your argument, Ms.
Dekoven, a subtle manipulation of
language, and while accepting the
larger motivation of your appeal for
human rights, I must call for a
greater commitment to honesty as
you decry the nature of that appeal.
Debra Esua
West Vancouver
AMS has referendum money
It doesn't sound like much, does
it? $20. And yet there is no need for
students to scrape together yet more
The cash needed to develop the
underground area between SUB
and the Aquatic centre (along with
other worthwhile campus improvements) is already available.
The funding could come from at
least four sources:
(1) The PIT and the Art Gallery
lounge. Each year the PIT turns a
substantial profit, and now there is
revenue from the lounge as well.
Where does all this money go?
(2) The Bookstore. Anyone who
has paid $38 for a text-book recently has to suspect that a rather large
fund is accumulating somewhere.
There has been talk of using that
money for a larger bookstore. Fine.
But do we need a new and improved
bookstore? And is anyone naive
enough to think prices will go down
once those expensive volumes are
resting on their shiny new shelves?
(3) The Games Room. Every day
the AMS is at least $600 richer due
to its cut from the video games in
the basement of SUB. That's direct
profit. You figure out the total raked in per year.
(4) Food Services. Every summer,
while the students are away, the
cafeteria jacks up its prices. And
they stay up when the students
return. If they can charge 75 cents
per 15 french fries and not make a
profit they should fire their
managers for gross inefficiency.
So don't fall for yet another
white-wash. Vote 'NO' on the AMS
fee referendum. Show the student
hacks ypu're not as naive and gullible as they think you are.
Chris Knopf
Psychology 4
'Get the hell out of office'
There is a line from the 1970's
movie The King of Marvin Gardens
which goes "When you're last in
the fun house, how can you know
who is crazy?" An appropriate version for the Ubyssey should be
"With children on typewriters, how
do you know when the fun
It is really terribly difficult for me
to comprehend the utter stupidity
of the author of the Nov. 16 herpes
article (Pool Closes, Officials Anticipate Epidemic) in the Ubyssey.
Of course herpes virus has an
association with their "peepees" so
their inclination to see it as a source
of humor makes some sense.
Perhaps a major problem is that
their limited experience in life bars
them from a reasonable assessment
of what they have done.
Exposure to a water born herpes
strain in the Aquatic Centre is a
completely plausible idea. A similar
set of circumstances unfolded in
California in the late 1970's, involving a true water born bacteria; the
disease was a rather serious skin
Herpes is a bit more serious that
merely making a quick screw a little
complicated. There is significant
correlation between herpes and
diseases such as cancer and multiple
sclerosis: two quite humorless conditions.
To read in a newspaper (which 1
assume I help pay'for!) a perfectly
plausible and reasonable article of
an extremely serious nature only to
see it become a totally fabricated
example of puerile humor makes
me really feel manipulated and
The duty of any newspaper is to
present the news as truth and to
label satire as satire. To let the unsuspecting fools in on the joke on
the second page is not an acceptable
In closing I demand that the ignorant, sophomoric attempt at
humor be labelled as such, and
allow the Ubyssey to function as a
diseminator of news. I won't
elaborate on my real impulse, which
is to tell you to get the hell out of
the Ubyssey office and let someone
with some semblance of common
sense make use of your position.
Scott Mendelson,
Gradstudent. Biopsychology
Unjustifiable anxiety
I have some remarks regarding
the article which appeared in the
November 16 issue of The Ubyssey.
The article is by Lori Banharn and is
entitled "Pool Closes, Officials Anticipate 'Epidemic' ".
In short, I do not believe that
your position as a Ubyssey staff
member gives you the right to create
unjustifiable confusion and anxiety
among possibly thousands of people. Not everyone is patient enough
to read on to the next page. The
Ubyssey claims to be radical. Irresponsible radicalism is not my
favourite ideology. Please think of
a more innocent joke next time.
Farzin Mokhtarian
Computer Science
There is no editor of The Ubyssey, and the people responsible for the letters pages are women as well as men, so do not address your letters 'Dear
Sir,' or 'Dear Editor,' you unenlightened creeps.
The Ubyssey was regrettably deceived into believing we could not
publish referendum letters this week. The staff decided not to heed such
rules, even if they do exist, and have decided to run more referendum letters.
Letters must be typed, preferably triple-spaced on a 70-character line. Page 12
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Page 13
So are they all honorable?
Student court has declared the
entire November by-election of the
Alma Mater Society Director of
Administration void.
"It is clear the conduct of this
election was badly handled on all
sides," the court judges said in their
judgement released Wednesday.
The court ruled winner Scott Ando's candidacy invalid. But they
further decided not hand the election to runner-up Allen Pinkney.
"Because Ando might have won
anyway, our position represents a
change in policy, and because other
irregularities occurred, we are not
prepared to hand the election to the
second running candidate," the
judgement said.
The court found Ando guilty of
late campaigning and illegally switching the position of a polling station.
Ando's speaking to the
Panhellenic society (sororities) after
the  campaign  cutoff time  could
have influenced up to 200 voters
and constituted a major violation,
the court said.
A serious violation occurred
when Ando participated in the moving the pro-Pinkney Computer
Science poll to the pro-Ando
Woodward Library, the court said.
A minority dissenting court
report by Judge Ted McNabb said
both Ando and Pinkney were guilty
of campaign violations. McNabb
said Pinkney's posters violated
AMS election rules.
The majority judgement conflicted with McNabb concerning the
posters. "The court is not overly
concerned with this breach."
McNabb also said Engineers who
support Pinkney illegally moved a
The majority judgement again
disagreed, saying, "It's clear this
(the Engineer's moving of a poll)
was not improperly done."
Both the majority report and
McNabb's   minority   report   said
Pinkney was not guilty of releasing
campaign results early.
The majority judgement also said
no evidence of poll booth clerks
electioneering was presented in
Both the majority court judgement and McNabb's minority
report questioned the Inter Fraternity Council giving beer to fraterni-
screening process that keeps most
women out of science and research
begins early, according to a
sociologist at the Ontario Institute
for Studies in Education.
Dorothy Smith told the Canadian
Association for Women in Science
that women are streamed into positions as research assistant,
secretary, lab assistant and short-
term lecturer beginning in elementary school.
Young girls have "unseen commitments" made for them
throughout their schooling, said
Smith. Male and female students
who select non-traditional subjects
are often subjected to peer disapproval and they lack support from
Women's role in our society's
division of labor is to do ancillary
work in support of men's work, she
said. Even if women attain higher-
status positions, their ideas or contributions tend to be attributed to
the men around them, or seen as
less important.
Men in the sciences tend to support other men in their career advancement, said Smith. But, she
said, a woman's name "counts"
less in this game, said Smith: it carries less authority at the top of a
scientific paper, or especially on a
grant application.
According to Smith, the perceptions of both women and men limit
women's accessibility to the
sciences. She also detailed extensive
figures to demonstrate that women
usually receive funding less frequently and in smaller amounts
than men.
ty members who voted. IFC supported Ando.
The judgement said the cost of
the beer should be added to Ando's
campaign expenses, which could
not exceed $100. The judgement
said, "A candidate should not be
allowed to do indirectly that which
he could not do directly."
The court said election code
changes should be made and UBC
students should pick a new DoA.
McNabb's minority report said
the third candidate, Chris Fulker,
who received less than 10 per cent
of the vote should be appointed
Council accepted the court's
judgement Wednesday and asked
the AMS selections committee to
submit a short list of possible interim candidates to them.
Frank thinks
Is this any way to run a democracy?
Student council unanimously decided Wednesday to ignore irregularities
in campaign funding for the current referendum.
Council approved up to $700 to retroactively run a Yes campaign.
Alma Mater Society president Dave Frank said that while council never
actually voted to support a Yes campaign, there was $6,000 in the council
publicity budget. "I thought council would support it," he said. "It probably should have been discussed."
The restrictions on the publicity money are not clear, Frank said.
"It's not well defined, that is why I can get away with this."
If council hadn't approved the money, Frank said he would have had to
pay the amount from his student loan.
The procedure of counting ballots part way through the referendum was
also questioned. A committee to investigate the updating procedure was
The committee will consist of council, Student Administrative Commission, and two student court members. Any interested students are also
welcome on the committee, which will report to council at its first meeting
in January.
Arts representative Margaret Copping said the current procedure of
opening ballot boxes after each day of polling, and counting the number of
votes cast could lead to election irregularities.
While the counters do not actually split the votes into Yes or No, they do
"get an idea how the vote is going," Copping said.
This information often leaks out and can affect voting, she said.
The election rule revision committee will study the problem.
Shades of stereotyping
— craig brooks photo
STUDENT PLOTS DOWNFALL of vilest rag when she realizes Ubyssey story about aquatic herpes was
tasteless hoax. At last report, hordes of outraged students had reduced campus newspaper office to shambles.
Ubyssey staffers were injured in scuffle. Many feel it is none too soon. See photo, page 15.
Ontario multi-merger begins
OTTAWA (CUP)—The long-
expected merging of Ontario
universities has begun.
Bette Stephenson, universities
and colleges minister, announced
Oct. 29 that Laurentian University
and three colleges in the northeastern Ontario mining belt will
be amalgamated into one university
in September 1984.
The new university will be
administered from Sudbury, the site
of Laurentian University. Algoma
College in Sault St. Marie, Nipiss-
That was the message that continually resurfaced at the Young
Liberal supermouth debate Thursday at noon in SUB 211.
Such as the comment made by one Young Liberal supermouth
"I like to think of Joe Clark as the Ford Pinto of Canadian
politics, always looking to his rear," he declared. Not surprisingly,
this statement was totally non sequitor to the topic of debate — be it
resolved that Young Liberals are Irrelevant.
Confused? Keep reading.
Referring to the irrelevance of Young Liberals, one debator said:
"Young Liberals are able to make all sorts of stupid and radical
statements knowing it won't have any effect on the party."
A speaker for the affirmative Debating Society stated, however,
that "one of the advantages to being a youth wing ... is you can
build reform resolutions."
But when asked just what those reform resolutions were, he said
some of the issues were undecided among Young Liberals.
In fact, the entire debate could be considered irrelevant because
only two students attended, proving that a debate on the irrelevance
of Young Liberals was, you guessed it, completely irrelevant.
ing College in North Bay and Le
College de Hearst in Hearst will still
exist, but will lose their autonomy,
including their boards of governors
and faculty unions.
Jean Stephens, a researcher for
the Canadian Federation of
Students-Ontario, said the hybrid
insititution will probably be named
the University of Northeastern Ontario.
Stephenson's announcement
stated that the move will make
university education more accessible to students in isolated northern
communities, but Stephens thinks
the opposite is likely to happen.
The government plans to
eliminate most programs offered at
more than one of the four campuses, said Stephens. This will force
students who want to take a certain
program to move where that program is offered, reversing the past
principle that a wide variety of programs should be offered in smaller
The government will more easily
convince one centralized board of
governors to direct each campus to
specialize in certain programs than
to convince four separate boards of
governors, said Stephens.
"This is certainly a method of
gaining more control."
Government officials began
discussing "rationalizing" Ontario
universities during the late 1970s.
Those ideas came together in the
1981  fisher report on the role of
universities. The report gave the
government two options; increase
university funding each year by one
or two points more than the inflation rate, or merge institutions and
eliminate duplicate programs.
The government has chosen the
latter option, according to
Stephens. "They say they can't afford to keep all the universities
open, but Ontario has dropped
from fourth to tenth place among
the provinces in per capita funding
during the last five years," she said.
"Their priority is buying out Suncor (an oil company now 25 per cent
owned by Ontario), not funding
The government plans this
amalgamation as a trial run, "intended at least to some extent to see
how rationalization of programs
could work."
This move will give the government more control over how universities allocate resources by centralizing decision-making powers in
fewer institutions, said Stephens.
And she said funding for the new
university will almost certainly be
lower than for the four current institutions.
Further moves to rationalize the
universities are still being studied,
so critics can only speculate about
who's next. But "It's safe to say
they're considering merging the two
universities in Ottawa and the two
in Waterloo," said Stephens. Page 14
Buddy    Selfish/Herald    Nix/Spent
Youth/ Rocky Craig: Rockabilly Bop. Nov.
19, 8:30 p.m., Commodore. Tickets $6.95.
Vancouver Chamber Choir: Music of the
Americas.   Nov.    19,   8:30   p.m.,   Ryerson
church. VTC.
Cemens Rettich/Andrew Czink: Early and
New Music. Nov. 20, 8 p.m., Hodson Manor,
1254 West 7th. Tickets S3 students at door.
Terry Garthwaite/Rosalie Sorrels/Bobbie
Louise   Hawkins:  jazz-blues.   Nov.   21,   8
p.m., Vancouver East Cultural centre. Tickets
Raffi: folk. Nov.  19, 2 p.m.; Nov. 20-21, 1
and   3   p.m.   North   Vancouver  Centennial
theatre, 123 East 23rd. Tickets $4, VTC/CBO.
Scott Cossu Quintet: eclectic jazz. Nov. 21,
7:30   p.m.,    Arts   Club,    Granville    Island.
Larry Hanks/Laura Smith: bluegrass. Nov.
22, 7:30 p.m. Soft Rock Cafe.
Billy Idol: former Generation frontman. Nov.
22. Commodore, VTC/CBO.
Vancouver Bach Choir: music of Berlioz.
Nov. 26. The Orpheum. VTC/CBO.
Jane Coop: piano noon-hour concert. Nov.
24. UBC Recital Hall.
UBC   Contemporary   Players:   innovative
sounds. Nov. 25, noon, UBC Recital Hall.
Rock Sock Hop. Maurice and the Cliches:
a Province-CITR extravaganza, Nov. 19, Soft
Rock Cafe.
Jim Byrnes and Bruce Miller, Nov. 21, Soft
Rock Cafe.
Rio Bumba, Afro Latin Rock, Nov. 20, Soft
Rock Cafe.
Ra Cabarfeidh, folk music, Nov. 24-25, Soft
Rock Cafe.
UBC Chamber Strings, Nov. 19,12:30 p.m.,
Music building recital hall.
Wednesday   noon-hour   concert,   Jane
Coop,   piano,   Nov.  24,   12:30 p.m.,  same
Early and New Music for Recorder and
Harpsichord,  informal concert at Hodson
Manor, 1254 W. 7th, Nov. 20, 8 o m.
Innocent Bystander, Nov. 22-27, Gators.
The B-sides. Nov. 22-24, Town Pump.
Barry Collins and the Do Band, a Savoy &
CFMI   Real   Guitar   Contest,   N  ov.   22-27,
Snoopy: the Peanuts gang on stage. Presentation House, North Vancouver, 8 p.m. Ends
Chicago: a 1920's musical Vaudeville, Metro
Theatre, 1370 S.W. Marine, 8:30 p.m.
Broken Pieces: by Michel Tremblay, Studio
58, Langara Campus, 8 p.m. Ends Sat.
The Trojan Women: it's all Greek to me!
Freddy Wood Theatre, 8 p.m.
White Boys: lots of riotous laughter, Van.
East Cultural centre, 8 p.m.
The   Dresser:   starring   William   Hutt   and
Robin Phillips, Vancouver Playhouse, 8 p.m.
The Gin Game: by D. L. Coburn, Arts Club
Seymour. Opens Nov. 19.
Talking Dirty: social life of a UBC prof. Arts
Club Granville Island, 8:30 p.m.
SUB Films: Nov 18-21: Quest For Fire, 7
and 9:30 p.m.
Pacific Cinematheque (1155 Georgia), Nov.
19: Musashi Miyamoto and The Famous
Sword, 7 p.m., Victory of Women, 9:30
p.m.; Nov. 20: Victory of Women, 7:30
p.m.. The Water Magician, 9:15 p.m.; Nov.
21: Poppy, 7:30 p.m., Musashi Miyamoto,
9 p.m.; Nov. 24: Leonor, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.;
Nov. 25: The Love of Sumako The Actress, 7:30 p.m., Miss Oyu, 9:30 p.m.; Nov.
26: The Lady of Musashino, 7:30 p.m., A
Woman of Rumour, 9:30 p.m.
Ridge Theatre (16th and Arbutus, 738-63111:
Nov. 19-21: Chariots of Fire, 7 p.m.; A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, 9:15 p.m.;
Personal Best, 11 p.m.; Nov. 22:
Kagemush: The Shadow Warrior, 8 p.m.;
Nov. 23: Kwaidan, 8 p.m.; Nov. 24-25: Zor-
ba. The Greek, 7:30 p.m., Never On Sunday, 10 p.m.; Nov. 26-Dec. 1: The Weavers:
Wasn't That A Time, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Savoy Cinema (3321 Main, 872-2124) Nov.
19-21: King of Hearts. 7:30 p.m.. La Cage
Aux Folles, 9:30 p.m.; Nov. 22-23: Heavy
Metal, 7:30 p.m., Wizards, 9:15 p.m.; Nov.
24-25: The Asphalt Jungle, 7:30 p.m.. The
Misfits. 9:15 p.m.; Nov. 26-28: Twelve
Angry Men, 7:30 p.m.. The Grapes of
Wrath. 9:15 p.m.
Vancouver East Cinema (7th and Commercial, 253-5455) Nov. 19-21: Duck Soup, 7
p.m.. Horse Feathers, 8:15 p.m., Monkey
Business, 9:40 p.m.; Nov. 22-23: Que Viva
Mexico, 7:30 p.m., Earth, 9:05 p.m.; Nov.
24-25: Arabian Nights. 7:30 p.m., Canterbury Tales, 10 p.m.; Nov. 26-28: Jour De
Fete, 7 p.m.. Monsieur Hulot's Holiday,
8:35 p.m.
Family Housing Film Series (SUB
Auditorium) Nov. 20: Sound of Music, 3
Cinema 16: (SUB Auditorium). Mildred
Pierce. Nov. 22, 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Joyce Woods: new paintings, drawing and
prints. Atelier Gallery, 3039 Granville,
732-3021. Ends Sat.
Moira Elliott/Eric Petersen: Animals, an
exhibition of murals. Surrey Art Gallery,
13750 88th Ave., Surrey.
R. Murray Schafer: sounds unseen. Presentation House, 333 Chesterfield Ave., North
Surrey Art Gallery: (13750-88th Ave., Surrey). Cry of the Wild, wildlife documentary
film, Nov. 20, 1 p.m.
Presentation House: (333 Chesterfield Ave.,
North Van.). Michel Lambeth: A
Retrospective, until Nov. 28, Sounds Unseen, R. Murray Schafer, exhibition of
musical manuscripts.
UBC Asian Centre Auditorium, exhibition
of paintings by Dat Han Dam, until N ov. 21.
Artists Gallery: (555 Hamilton St.,
687-1345). Ross Bollerup and Gordon Rice.
exhibition of work by B.C. painters, until Nov.
27 .
Robson Square: Can South Africa Change?,
a free lecture with Heribert Adam, research
professor, 12 noon, Nov. 23.
SFU Centre for The Arts: SFU dancers in
concert, Nov. 25-27, at 8 p.m., SFU Theatre.
West Coast Women and Words Society: a
benefit reading Nov. 25, 8 p.m. Women In
Focus Arts and Media Centre, 456 W. Broadway, S3 at door.
Bear Garden: help the bears whine, 4-7 p.m.,
Buch. lounge.
Square dance, everyone welcome, 7-10:30 p.m..
Queen Elizabeth elementary, 16th and Camosun,
Debate against law students:  government is
justified in cutting back on legal aid, noon, SUB
Information table, noon, SUB concourse.
Labor reporting with Keith Baldrey, former CUP
hack, 4:30 p.m., BCIT Link office.
Coverage of AMS referendum results,  1 a.m.,
FM 102, cable~100. Repeated Sunday at 6 p.m.
Play-by-play by Phil "Halifax is the capital of
New Brunswick." Kueber. Color by the bland
Joe March.
Beer garden,  5-9 p.m.,   SUB  211.   Note time
change from 6 p.m.
Vs.   Calgary  Dinosaurs,  8 p.m.,  Thunderbird
Signup for your sailing club jacket, 4 styles, priced  $30-35,   anytime,   SUB  208.   Today  is the
Folk night, 8:30 p.m., graduate centre garden
Happy hour: cheap refreshments and cheap talk,
4:30 p.m., Lutheran Campus centre.
Benefit dance with Culture Shock, 8 p.m., Internationa) house.
Soiree du patinage, plus de renseignements aux
conversation   hours,    sometime   tonight    (not
stated). Thunderbird arena.
Meeting, topic is Mr. Submarine an Anarchist
Front? 2:30 p.m., SUB 213.
Conversation   hour   noon,   International   House
main lounge.
Supermouth   debate   against   Law   Students
Association on Legal Aid, noon, SUB 212.
Beer garden, 6-9 p.m., SUB 211.
Soud   lunch    noon     St.   Mark's   lunch   room.
Tennis night cancelled, 7 p.m.. Armory.
Informal meeting to read aloud, prose or poem,
or work on a monologue, all welcome, noon.
Brock 302.
Volleyball, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Osborne gym A.
Dance, with French Letters, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., SUB
Reunion and open house for former students and
staff from 1922-1982, 5-11:30 p.m., the school.
438-3351 for details.
Canada West University cup tournament, 7 a.m.
- 8 p.m., UBC aquatic centre. Continues all day
Sunday. Call Paul Sullivan 687-3333 for more information.
Dance, 8 p.m., SUB party room. Tickets $3.50.
Benefit dance, Moncton students were expelled
after the occupation last year. They need money
for the legal battle, 8:30 p.m., Legion hall, 6 and
Vs. Calgary Dinosaurs, 8 p.m., Thunderbird
Friday, November 19, 1982
General meeting, 2 p.m., SUB 206.
Executive meeting, anyone with questions about
CFS (see today's feature) welcome to come, 10
a.m. - 10 p.m., SUB 119.
Dim Sum outing, 10 a.m., W.K. Gardens
Graduate recital, various media composition, 6
p.m.. Recital hall.
Cancelled due to Canada West Water Polo tournament.
General meeting, information on the chess
championship on Nov. 25, noon, SUB 215.
Recycling committee meeting, noon, SUB 206.
Protest against Pentagon-sponsored defense opportunity business seminar, 12 - 1:30 p.m., Robson square.
English language evening, 7:30 p.m.. International house.
Lecture by  Peter von  Stackelberg  on  setting
standards and the media, noon, IRC 3.
General meeting, noon, Bio Sci. 5458.
General meeting, noon, SUB 207.
Meeting, noon, SUB 209.
Meeting, noon, SUB 209.
Film series, 8 p.m.. International house.
Film and panel discussion with federal fisheries
and environmentalist, 7 p.m.. 2150 Maple St.
Topic is Are Natural Resource Management Programs Viable? $2.
Bake sale, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., SUB foyer.
Romance languages, 7:X p.m.. International
Information table, noon, SUB concourse.
Gufest speaker Walter Lerning, artistic director of
the Playhouse, on Recession and the Arts, noon,
Dorothy Somerset studio, behind Freddy Wood
Films The Doctor and the Soul, and Enemy
Alien, noon, Asian Centre auditorium.
writing non-fiction by Elinor Wachtel, noon,
Buch. penthouse. Free, everyone welcome.
Crew members of the Pacific Peacemaker will
give a slide presentation on anti-Trident action
and  a  nuclear free  Pacific,   noon.   Computer
Science 200.
Speed chess tournament, free to members, $2
non-members, noon-2:30 p.m., SUB 215. Prizes.
Film, noon, Buch. A102. Free.
Worship?  Turn  your eyes  upon Jesus,   noon,
Chem 250.
Stammtisch, 7:30 p.m.. International house.
Debate on "A pre-born human infant has the
right to life," noon, SUB 211.
Reading by George Graphite, renouned lyrical
poet and big game hunter, from his work Blood
and feathers,  a Great  Lake Experience,  2:47
p.m., Buch. penthouse.
Christianity and Psychology, noon, Scarfe 206.
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Alternative Music Programming
Monday to Saturday at noon and 8 p.m. . . . Mini-
Concerts (music from past and present with commentary on one band).
Everyday at 11 p.m. . . . Final Vinyl (an album
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Saturdays 10 a.m. to 12 noon . . . Folk Show.
Saturdays 3:30 to 6 p.m. . . . Playlist Show (countdown of CITR's top albums and singles).
Sundays 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. . . . Music Of Our
Time (exploring 20th century music, primarily from
the classical tradition).
Sundays 12:45 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. . . . Reggae
Mondays 9:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. . . . Jazz Show.
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Every weekday . . .
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9:00 a.m. Breakfast Report
1:00 p.m. Lunch Report
3:30 p.m. Afternoon News Break
6:00 p.m. Dinner Report
6:10 p.m. After Dinner Portion:
Tues., Wed. & Thu. . . . Insight (news analysis and
editorials); Fri. . . . UBC Capsule (recaps the week's
UBC news events).
Every Sunday at 6:00 p.m. , . . The Doug Richards
News Magazine.
Public affairs shows
MON.: Political Forum (political analysis by UBC
political clubs).
TUE.: UBC On Tap (dispenses information and
knowledge tapped from UBC for community con
WED.: Sports Unlimited (sports stories, information and interviews).
THU.: Cross Currents (insight into issues of conflict and confrontation).
FRI.: Dateline International (analysis of international issues).
Every Saturday at 3:00 p.m. . . . Laughing Matters
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(literary works and radio plays written by UBC
Every weekday at 11:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. . . .
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At UBC Feature
Every weekday at 8:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
and 8:40 p.m. Announcements to let you know
what's happening at UBC. If you would like to put
one in, visit SUB room 233 or call 228-3017 between
9-and-5 on weekdays.
Every Monday and Friday after the 6 p.m. Dinner
report . . . Birds' Eye View: reviewing the past
weekend's UBC sports action on Mondays and
previewing upcoming action on Fridays.
Every weekday at 4:30 p.m. . . . The CITR Afternoon Sports Break.
Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. . . . Sports
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If you haven't noticed by reading
this newspaper, there's elections,
referendums, and more elections happening today and tomorrow.
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year per student will go to intramurals,
$2 to AMS general operating (including
this fine rag), and $15 to various capital
building projects, that voters priorize.
Results will be carried on UBC's least
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tonight, or whenever they become
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cable. CITR is short about $4,000 this
year, so they also have an interest in the
referendum outcome.
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Councilors, Park Board, School board,
nuclear disarmament, capital borrowing, ward system, and yes, even Sunday shopping. See centerspread for
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Page 15
Supermouth cruises down
Cruise missile testing in Canada
was the topic of the heated supermouth debate in the SUB
auditorium Wednesday.
Teams from the UBC debating
and mutual peace and disarmament
clubs argued before an audience of
Debating club member Richard
Clark said "Cruise missiles are an
escalation of the arms race which
Faculty to
pay fines
Faculty members now have to
pay library fines.
In a unanimous vote Wednesday
night, Senate approved suspending
library borrowing privileges for
faculty members with outstanding
fines or book replacement bills.
Graduate studies Dean Peter
Larkin, Senate library committee
chair, said it was previously impossible to suspend more than 500
borrowers for non-payment of accounts.
Larkin said recent changes to the
library's automated circulation
system allow a much greater capacity of suspended borrowers. "We
have the technology (to suspend
faculty)," he said. "Now is the time
to do it."
Faculty members have ignored
repeated requests to return library
items, which are urgently needed,
Larkin said.
Student senator Ken Freeman, a
library  committee   member,   said
recently one professor had incurred
more than $1,100 in unpaid fines.
»    *    *
It is now impossible to graduate
from UBC without passing the
English composition exam.
Senate approved a change to the
university calendar making the exam a requirement to graduate from
the school of rehabilitation
"This will mean that the English
composition requirement is now in
place for all undergraduate degrees
at the university," according to a
registrar's office document.
* *    *
Senate approved the 1983-84
academic year schedule.
Fall classes start Monday Sept. 12
and end Friday Dec. 9, while spring
classes start Tuesday Jan. 3 and end
Wednesday April 4.
Registrar Ken Young said he
hopes it will be possible next year to
allow for a two-day study break
between the end of fall classes and
the start of Christmas exams. It was
not possible to have the break this
year, due to exam timetabling conflicts, Young said.
* *   *
The centre for continuing education will have to start charging
senior citizens for courses, Senate
Centre director Jindra Kulich
said budget cutbacks will force the
centre to charge for previously free
courses. "The university is not setting the dollars it needs to operate,"
Kulich said. "There's no funding
(for the seniors program) for next
The centre is trying to establish
an endowment fund to ensure the
senior education program "is not
subject to the whims of government," Kulich said.
* *   *
Does "The Elzberg family professor of medicine chair" make
grammatical sense?
Senate discussed the issue for
several minutes before medicine
Dean William Webber removed the
word "chair."
has kept peace for 37 years. How
much longer will peace last?"
The United States wants to meet
numerical superiority with cruise
missiles carrying conventional
warheads, he said. Canada while
not a super power can influence the
United States, he said. "The cruise
missile is the right direction."
"Nuclear weapons are useless to
promote peace. We do not need
more weapons, we can't even use
the ones we have and we are going
to have difficulty getting rid of the
ones we do have," countered Andrew Milne for the mutual peace
and disarmament club.
The cruise missile is not an ordinary weapon, it is small and
undetectable with an accuracy of 30
metres or less he said. Milne added
first strike weapons are contradictory to the concept of deterrence.
"We are now depending on the
Soviets' perception of the situation.
Why should they believe that the
missile warheads are conventional
and not nuclear," said MPD
member Diane DeMille.
"Cruise missile accuracy and
undetectability would jeopardize
Soviet strategic arsenals which are
mostly land-based," she added.
As soon as the nuclear threshold
is crossed there is no defence.
Deterrence has failed once weapons
are employed said DeMille.
Debating club member Sylvia
Berryman, discussed the myth of
the first strike. "An attack would
have to knock out all Soviet retaliation forces at once, therefore there
are no first strike weapons," she
"We have to try to prevent
nuclear war in the future, Western
Europe cannot defend against the
power of the Warsaw block. Cruise
missiles would solve this problem,"
said Berryman.
The End the Arms Race committee is planning a demonstration
Monday, noon at Robson Square
against Pentagon funded military
research at UBC, and local business
involvement in military concerns.
-craig brooks photo
IGNORE US say debating club members, publicizing week of debates.
Staff was so inspired at people protesting something other than annual
fake story, they covered two of the debates. Final debate in the series is today at noon in SUB 212. Debating society will take on law students over
the issue of legal aid cutbacks.
VICTORIA (CUP) — The kind of
mushrooms you don't put on your
steak are the centre of a kerfuffle at
the University of Victoria involving
a Mountie, long-haired hippies,
abusive language and the freedom
to fry your brains on any natural
The affair began Oct. 23 when
senior residence don Dale Brasnet
was informed that four UVic
students had psychedelic
mushrooms in their room in
residence. "Magic mushrooms,"
which produce a mild euphoric
high, grow wild around Victoria.
They are considered "natural
hallucinogens" and are therefore
That's what the courts say, but
that's not what local Saanich police
told the UVic dons, who are
students elected by residence council to enforce rules. Brasnet and
several other dons, under the impression that magic mushrooms are
illegal, had two of the students,
Gerald   Fahey   and   Lee   Anholt,
DoA by-election invalidated
Student council unanimously accepted a decision Wednesday of student court to invalidate the recent
by-election for Alma Mater Society
administration director.
The AMS selections committee
will choose a "short list" for interim administration director after
the student-run court, with one
dissenting opinion, ruled the October by-election invalid. Council
will select the person on Dec. 1.
The court ruled several irregularities had taken place,
necessitating the invalidation of the
Council members expressed concern about the humorous wording
Council Briefs
of parts of the majority decision,
referring to magic mushroom
season and "scores" of an election
"The score really sucks," said
arts representative Margaret Copping.
"(The humor) is major irresponsibility," said engineering representative Bob Gill. "Students will
think student court is not serious."
The majority decision will be sent
back to student court for grammatical polishing before being
advertised in The Ubyssey.
Council set Nov. 26 as the
deadline  for applications for the
* * *
Council voted to send $100 to the
Canadian Federation of Students to
help sponsor a benefit for Universite de Moncton students arrested in
a protest in the spring.
The occupation of the university
administration building was "blatant obstruction of the law," said
AMS vice president Cliff Stewart in
speaking against the motion.
But student senator Lisa Hebert
said the occupation was justified
after the university board of governors recessed a meeting, moved to a
downtown bar, reconvened, and
raised tuition fees to the highest in
the country. The students had
shown up to make a presentation to
the board.
Council eventually passed the
motion 8-7 after three counts.
The benefit will be held Saturday
at the Legion Hall at 6th and Commercial at 8 p.m.
* * *
The AMS will put universities
minister Pat McGeer "on the
straight and narrow" regarding
making AMS fees voluntary, AMS
president Dave Frank said.
McGeer said Saturday at the
Social Credit party's annual convention that student society fees
should be voluntary.
* * *
AMS president Dave Frank will
be spending most of the next week
in the Pit learning "first hand"
about complaints.
"There's been tons of complaints," Frank told council. A
review and "polishing" of policies
will take place, he said.
"I want to satisfy as many people
as possible."
Complaints about noise, cover
charges, and hassles at the door are
frequent, Frank said.
• • *
Council  defeated a  motion to
observe one minute of silence in
honor of Soviet president Leonid
Breshnev's death.
*   *   *
The AMS is considering installing
three more nickel copiers at its SUB
copy centre.
The current machines are averaging one copy a minute per machine,
AMS general manager Charles Redden said.
removed from a dance floor for
Unfortunately, as Anholt admitted, the two had been doing a lot of
drinking, dope-smoking and
mushroom-eating, and they did not
react well to the questions. In fact,
they got abusive.
"The dons got us when we were a
little loaded," admitted Anholt.
"They all but told us we were kicked out of residence for something
we thought was legal. Of course we
(verbally) abused them."
Both students were placed on
probation for verbally abusing a
don, while Fahey was also caught
consuming alcohol in public.
Brasnet then went up to the
students' rooms with another don,
Al Black. He asked roomate Kiffa
Roberts to turn over the
Roberts claims Brasnet told him
he "would be thrown out of the
room if I destroyed the mushrooms
or wouldn't let the dons see them."
Brasnet claims he told Roberts he
could destroy or hide the
mushrooms if he wished, but if so
Brasnet would not give him a letter
of recofnmendation when he took
the affair to the standards committee.
In both versions, Roberts then
turned over the mushrooms.
Later that morning, an RCMP
friend of Brasnet's told him magic
mushrooms are indeed legal, but
advised him not to return them to
The Mountie then complied with
Brasnet's request to destroy the
mushrooms, a request that Brasnet
has no explanation for.
Magic mushrooms can also be
found around UBC.
University boulevard, if you
don't mind car exhaust and weird
stares, is a good place to look.
Vote setting records
This week's referendum has had one of the largest voter turnouts in
UBC's history, Alma Mater Society president Dave Frank said Thursday.
"I'm extremely happy with the turnout. It looks like the second largest
voter turnout at UBC," he said.
Frank estimated that a little over 8,000 students will have voted in the
referendum by the time polls close today at 4 p.m.
For the referendum to pass, the majority of ballots cast must be yes
votes, and, there must be at least 2,500 yes votes cast (10 per cent of the student population). In past referendums, it has been difficult to obtain
Frank attributed the success of the turnout to the high degree of publicity
for the referendum.
"We ran a huge information campaign. We sized up every single group.
It made me realize how much publicising we have to do," he said.
But the question of exactly how students are voting still remains. According to poll clerks Lome Dunn and Greg Accili, quite a few people have
asked where they can go to complain if the referendum is passed. Page 16
Friday, November 19, 1982
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