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The Ubyssey Oct 29, 1976

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Array Bucks to be scarce—deputy
B.C.'s three public universities
can expect little or no increase in
provincial grants next year,
deputy education minister Walter
Hardwick indicated Thursday.
Hardwick said in a telephone
interview from Duncan that the
B.C. Universities Council, which
allocates money to the three
universities, has received a
"similar" message to a letter sent
by education minister Pat McGeer
to community college councils Oct.
McGeer's letter said "there is
little prospect of any increased
grants for this year except for the
most essential items." The letter
says there is "no assurance at this
time" that increases in grants
could even cover salary increases
to faculty and staff that fall within
an ti-inflation guidelines.
UBC administration president
Doug Kenny has indicated strongly
that provincial budget restraints
will force UBC to raise tuition fees
next year.
College councils should review
500 urge
natural park
for UEL area
All or most of the University
Endowment Lands should be
retained as a wilderness park, 500
people at a public forum on the
future of the UEL unanimously
agreed Wednesday night.
The people, mainly UEL and
Point Grey residents, including
students, heard presentations by
members of the government task
force on the UEL established last
July, and then formed into small
discussion groups to discuss the
future of the endowment lands.
When the groups reported back,
all 20 groups agreed on two points
— the land should become a public
park and UBC should not be
allowed to expand on to the endowment lands.
All group leaders said the
university already has enough land
and should make more effective
use of it. Most suggested using
parking lots for future buildings,
and one group specifically
recommended building on B-lot.
No one suggested a new home for
the potentially displaced cars.
Groups were asked to discuss
seven main points:
• whether the land should be
used 100 per cent for park or split in
some way between park and other
types of developments;
• if a park should be primarily
wilderness or developed;
• if UBC should develop on the
endowment lands and what its
relation to the UEL should be;
• the impact of the UEL on
Vancouver and their relationship
to the city;
• the Musqueam Indian land
claims, as the band has made a
claim to the land as part of its
heritage, and asked that no action
be taken on the land until the
claims are settled;
• what administrative structure
the UEL park should have;
• and what the future of the UEL
community should be — if the
community should become a
municipality or amalgamate with
The UEL is currently an
unorganized territory administered by the provincial environment department.
The groups did not reach a
consensus on all points, but
generally agreed the future park
should be administered either by
the provincial government or the
Greater Vancouver Regional
Parks District. They also said UEL
residents should decided their
future as a separate issue.
See page *2: UEL
cost-saving measures such as
increased tuition fees,. not
replacing staff lost through attrition, and increased staff
productivity, McGeer's letter said.
When asked if McGeer had informed the universities council of
similar budget restraints by letter
or conversation, Hardwick said:
"The message would have been a
similar one."
But Hardwick said final
decisions on budgets for universities and community councils will
not be made for six months, and
during   that   time   the   economy
could pick up or the education
department could receive federal
government monies it is
negotiating for.
McGeer's letter says grant increases are being held because of
fiscal restraints brought on by
B.C.'s sluggish economy.
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STANDING PAT atop campus clocktower. Great Pumpkin assumes scary visage of education minister Pat
McGeer. And most horrors are yet to come — his tricks are no treats.
"If the present trends continue,
he saw a list of priorities being
concerns," Hardwick said of
McGeer. "Colleges are going to
have to make financial choices."
Universities council chairman
William Armstrong said Thursday
he has not received formal word
from McGeer similar to the Oct. 13
"I really can't say that I have
heard anything specific from Dr.
McGeer except to get the feeling
that this will not be a big budget
year," Armstrong said.
"None of us is expecting much in
the way of major budget increases." Armstrong also said
nothing conclusive will be known
for the next few months.
Meanwhile, the debate continues
over the implications in community college financing of the use
of tuition fees for raising funds.
Hardwick confirmed that under
the Colleges Act, 40 per cent of the
cost of community college
academic programs are paid for
by tuition and local school taxes.
Under this formula, increased
tuition does not give the colleges
increased revenue.
That is one reading of the act and
I'm reading the act to see if that
can be rectified," Hardwick said.
But he said that the financing
formula will not be necessarily
changed in the new colleges act,
which is expected next year.
A. L. Dartnell, Vancouver
Community College principal, said
Thursday when asked about the
financial formula and tuition: "I'm
not sure how Dr. McGeer will treat
McGeer's letter asks that
colleges make "every dollar
count," Dartnell said. "He would
like to rely on a productivity increase. We are an efficient college.
"Dr. McGeer hasn't spelled out
what he will allow and what he
won't allow. Only time will unfold
thereal story. At the present time,
it's a pretty stringent situation."
Brass stalls
labor talks,
claims AUCE
The administration has been
stalling in negotiations with UBC's
1,200 library and clerical workers,
union organizer Fairleigh Funston
said Thursday.
She said the administration has
stalled because it has expected for
months that a mediator would be
called in.
On Tuesday, the Association of
University and College Employees, local 1, formally
requested a provincial mediator in
its contract dispute.
The contract expired Oct. 1.
"After two months in
negotiations and having only
signed nine items, I think it's high
time," Funston said. There are^«2
items in total in the proposed
She said the administration had
hinted it expected mediation, and
See page 2: ADMIN
Charitable phantoms nab pool table
A kidnapping at UBC Wednesday has
resulted in a threatening ransom note being
sent to the commerce undergraduate society
demanding $50 for the return of the victim — a
pool table.
CUS Wednesday received the ransom note,
made of words cut from a magazine, demanding CUS donate $50 to the crippled children's
fund "if you ever want to see the pool table
The table disappeared Wednesday from the
CUS lounge in Hut M-27, president John Henderson said Thursday.
Both the agriculture undergraduate society
and the engineering undergraduate society are
conducting fund raising campaigns for the
crippled children.
The CUS executive doesn't think the kidnapping is funny, Henderson said.
"We are concerned that this group is attempting to blackmail us. We don't appreciate
this and we don't think the crippled children's
fund people would either."
He said CUS is upset by the heist because the
table doesn't belong to them. It was donated for
a temporary period.
The ransom note asked CUS to make an
announcement at the Teacup football game
Thursday saying it would donate $50 to the
crippled children's fund. But CUS refused.
Instead, the CUS executive read a memo
addressed to "the despicable, low and obviously unscrupulous individuals who stole our
pool table." The memo said that if the pool
table is returned in good condition CUS will
make a $100 donation to the fund.
The donation will be made on the conditions
that the table is returned by noon Friday and
the "perpetrators of this foul deed" make a
matching donation to the multiple sclerosis
fund. CUS is raising money for the MS fund.
The memo said cheques can be exchanged by
the two group? in Angus 302-C between noon
and 1 p.m. Friday. Page 2
Friday, October 29, 1976
Admin stalls contract talks—AUCE
From page 1
added it was a matter of which
party would apply first.
Funston said the administration
was not bargaining in good faith.
Administration officials were not
available for comment Thursday.
"They make constant mention of
the Anti-Inflation Board. When we
make a proposal they say: 'We
don't want to discuss it. It's in the
AIB guidelines.' "
AUCE says in a newsletter to
members it is bargaining with a
third party in Ottawa, rather than
with the administration.
On Oct. 19, the administration
made an offer of a six per cent total
wage increase. This is the exact
amount of the wage increase
allowed by the AIB for companies
covered by its guidelines.
The union claims negotiations
should proceed normally, with the
AIB reviewing the final
agreement. AUCE says the administration denies the legal
validity of this position.
Firings hit
NDU profs
NELSON (CUP) — Few Notre
Dame students, staff or faculty
were surprised early this week
when the board of governors sent
termination notices to all faculty
and staff of the university.
"The board . . . has decided
that the university's operation will
not continue under the board
beyond May 31, 1977," the letter to
the faculty read.
The faculty's contract requires a
seven-month   termination   notice.
The letter said contracts could be
continued if a successor institution
is established on the Notre Dame
campus by May. Board chairman
Lloyd Hoole expressed confidence
this will happen.
But faculty association president
Vince Salvo predicted continuing
attrition of students and faculty as
a result of the notice. He predicted
many will begin looking at other
institutions rather than waiting for
developments at NDU, accelerating the continuing decline of
NDU's enrolment.'
"The lack of decisive action by
the government has really eroded
the confidence of the faculty and
students," he said.
The provincial government is
waiting for Simon Fraser
University's response to the
Winegard report, which suggests
SFU handle interior education at
four centres, including NDU.
The faculty level suggested in
the report would reduce NDU's 23
faculty to 10. Last year there were
54 faculty members at NDU.
UBC Alumni Chronicle,
open    to
all    UBC
• a prize fund of $400 is
provided by the UBC
Alumni Fund
• entries are restricted to
short stories of not
more than 3000 words
• deadline for
submission is January
• for full details call the
UBC Alumni
Association at Cecil
Green  Park, 228-3313
In a negotiations report, the
union says the administration
wants to renegotiate both union
and job security. AUCE says the
administration wants to weaken
the protection given workers in the
grievance procedure.
AUCE adds the stalling in
negotiations was designed to wear
down union members.
The contract, signed last
December after a seven-day strike
by AUCE, will be examined Nov. 5
at an AIB hearing.
The AIB will decide whether to
roll back any of the 19 per cent
wage increase which AUCE gained
in last year's agreement.
Funston said the AIB's decision
could affect the wage increase
allowed in the new contract.
Wage increases of only six per
cent are allowed in the second year
of agreements covered under AIB
Funston said the union is asking
the AIB to exempt last year's
agreement from the guidelines on
UEL park urged
From page 1
Several groups said the
Musqueam land claims should be
settled before any further
decisions are made on the land,
but other groups said they didn't
consider themselves qualified to
speak on it as it was a federal
In the presentation before
discussion groups formed,
members of the task force showed
slides and gave brief talks on
different aspects of the UEL.
Task force member Don Pool
discussed the more sensitive environmental areas of the UEL,
particularly the ravines on the
north, Camosun Bog and the
heronry in the south. These areas
are sensitive because of their
slope,  streams and underground
water and vegetation and wildlife
in the area, Pool said.
Another member, Jerry Rolfson,
discussed the man-made elements
in the UEL, particularly the 30-
mile trail system. Also, he said,
there are 1,060 dwellings on the
The task force also handed out
questionnaires on the use and
administration of the land..
Task force members said they
will now study the information and
public input they received at the
forum and then hold another forum
some time in November, when they
will present a summary of the
recommendations and proposals
they were given.
Following this, the task force will
report to the provincial government on Nov. 30.
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Representatives will be available on campus on November 3, 4
and 5 at the Office of Student Services to interview 1977
graduates for the Vancouver and Victoria offices who will be
eligible for student registration with the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of British Columbia.
Students who are unable to arrange for an interview on campus
through the placement officer should mail before November 15 a
copy of their U.C.P.A. form or personal resume to:
Personnel Manager,
Price Waterhouse & Co.,
1075 West Georgia Street,
Vancouver, B.C. V6E 3G1
Additional information is available at the -Office of Student
grounds of discrimination by sex.
"The university tends to reward
physical rather than mental
stress,"  Funston   said.
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>, 1976
'Lawyers resistant to change'
Many lawyers are no more than
hired,guns of the capitalist system,
resisting the forces of change,
MLA Rosemary Brown told about
100 law students Thursday.
The NDP MLA for Vancouver-
Burrardsaid: "In legitimizing the
status quo lawyers are the ser-~
vants of capital, the hired guns and
legal gunslingers. They act as
guerilla warriors against the
forces of change."
Such lawyers are also usually the
first to "colonize'' areas of hard-
won change, using them to make
more business for themselves she
She said some lawyers see the
join march
in Montreal
Demonstrators supporting striking
University of Quebec at Montreal
professors marched through a
practice of law as "a game, in
whichrules and regulations are not
real but are figments of the
imagination." Others go into lav/ to
be part of the ruling class, Brown
The Social Credit government,
for example, picked up many
lawyers by its "merger" with
Liberal and Conservative members, she said, while only the NDP
does not have a surfeit of lawyers.
Brown was speaking in the law
building as a guest of the law
students association.
She challenged law students to
examine where they will fit into the
legal system. "There has always
been a minority of lawyers
dedicated to helping others.
"A small number of lawyers do
involve themselves with the real
world — with prisoners' problems
and the rights of native Indians,
women, and blacks," she said.
Brown based her talk on the
inequalities of the law, especially
toward women, and on the lack of
social consciousness among
She said pension and property-
sharing legislation are areas
where women suffer from
inequality and said the quality of
Canadian law and life is
diminished as long as these
inequalities exist.
Speaking of her own hopes for a
fairer legal system she said,
"surely you are going to ensure
that this dream becomes a reality
in your lifetime."
Brown said a true socialist state
would do more toward the creation
of a just society than any legal
reform could do.
Laws only control the
distribution of wealth and
resources while a socialist
government would control
She also got in a few digs at the
present government. She said
there is now a separation between
the people and the government in
B.C. With a socialist government
and   office
workers  —
The march, with close to 600
participants, was planned to
coincide with a convention in the
complex attended by university
administration president Robert
The strike began Oct. 18 when
the administration refused to
negotiate the question of hiring
teaching assistants instead of full-
time professors. Currently, 45 per
cent of UQAM courses are taught
by TAs. The union is asking for a 20
per cent maximum.
The administration also wants to
remove the right of professors to
choose their own successors on
academic committees and the
right of departmental assemblies
to set criteria for evaluation and
tenure of faculty. Tenure and job
renewal have been faculty-
controlled for five years.
The strike also drew attention to
a split in the union with administrative science faculty who
crossed picket lines and are now
setting up classes off campus.
The faculty have received the
unconditional support of the UQAM
students' association.
GREAT PUMPKIN PEDAL PUSH begins as contestants strain way Thursday past SUB in
event. Brief return of sunshine prevented fall damper as bikes raced along three, five and
-jon Stewart photo
first leg of annual
10 mile routes.
Suspended Selkirk paper publishes
members at the Selkirk College
student newspaper, the Sounder,
are producing a mimeographed
newsletter at their own expense
this week after regular production
of the paper was suspended by
student council.
The suspension was ordered
Monday when the college's student
council decided it was incapable of
operating its budget. The
suspension is in force until a
treasurer is elected to council and
followed a motion that froze
council's budget until the vacancy
is filled.
In a newsletter published
Tuesday, the Sounder staff
reported on the meeting and announced its intention to continue
publishing the newsletter using a
Gestetner machine and any supplies the staff could muster with its
own resources.
Only eight of a possible 23
representatives were present at
Monday's meeting and of those
1 only five had filed nomination
Informs for their unopposed election
rlier this year. Five is a quorum.
A motion to disband the student
mncil entirely and  freeze the
idget until a new and complete
icil is elected was defeated,
under staffer Sally MacKenzie
said the decision was the result of
council's lack of organization.
"The council has been woefully
unorganized the past two years,"
she said.
"It was a hasty and unconsidered move. How can anyone
expect more students to become
more involved when there is no
newspaper to tell them?"
The Sounder is normally a four-
page weekly tabloid.
MacKenzie told council the
newspaper  had   advertising   con
tracts for this week's issue and
said not publishing would hurt the
Sounder's long-term credibility
with its advertisers. '
It was revealed at the meeting
that council has at least $3,000 in its
coffers, not including $1,400 raised
at a recent dance.
The Sounder would have cost
students about $20 to produce its
normal press run of 1,000 papers.
The treasurer election is set for
next Monday, although the
council's  constitution  says   an
election cannot be held until Nov. 8.
Several council members voted
to suspend publication of the paper
not because they were worried
about money being spent, but
because they do not like the
Sounder and would rather see it not
published at all.
A motion to suspend publication
of the paper "because it has no
support from the students" failed
for lack of a seconder. The simple
motion to suspend, however,
'More leadership needed'
"Students need a great deal more leadership even
if it makes the administration wince," administration
vice-president Erich Vogt said at a National Student
Day forum Thursday.
Vogt said students were much more involved
politically in the 1960s and they need that same kind
of participation today.
On the panel with Vogt to discuss student government were Moe Sihota, Alma Mater Society external
affairs officer and Debra Lewis, COPE school board
candidate in the Nov. 17 civic election.
Sihota blamed the lack of student participation on
student reps. He said they are not involved enough
with their undergrad societies and said, "if they are
not willing to get off their asses, apathy will exist."
But Lewis said that students are not apathetic,
they just feel powerless. She called for more
collective student action in order to bring about effective political change.
Sihota said student government should be concerned with long term political changes and not short
term entertainment. He said that in past years
student council has succeeded in making changes in
the areas of senate, student loans and housing.
Vogt said the administration allows students to
make their own decisions, even though they receive
complaints from parents on student policy in
residences. "We're just managers," he said.
this separation would not exist,
Brown said.
After reading her prepared
speech Brown got into a more
lively exchange with students
questioning her from the floor.
Several protested that law
students are not as bad as she
pictured them and that many
would like to be more socially
active. But the necessity of articling to big law firms restricts
She agreed this is a problem but
said, "The dilemma you have
between making money and
changing the social system is
something only you can solve.
"You're not going to start
fighting the system until you get in.
You've got to be in it, you've got to
understand it before you can
change it."
likely to fail
— SRA reps
Stupid, ludicrous and doomed to
That's what some student representatives said Thursday about a
student representative assembly
decision to split the ballot for a
referendum to raise Alma Mater
Society fees.
An SRA subcommittee had
recommended students fill in a
single ballot to either approve or
reject a $6 AMS fee increase. But
SRA voted to have separate ballots
• a $2.25 general AMS administrative fee increase;
• a $2 per student grant to The
• a 75 cents per student grant to
radio station CITR;
• and a $1 per student grant to
intramural sports programs.
Bill Broddy, chairman of the
AMS fee increase committee,
voted against the proposal to split
the ballots. He said Thursday those
who voted for the split ballots knew
they weredooming the referendum
to failure.
"Certain vested interests don't
like to see any groups other than
their own get money," he said.
Moe Sihota, AMS external affairs office, also opposed split
"With split ballots, certain
groups will vote only for their
interests," he said. "With one
ballot, it's all or nothing, and the
whole thing has a better chance of
Sihota also said he hopes to
present a two-page unemployment
questionnaire with the referendum.
"With so much stuff to fill out,
students are going to get
frustrated," he said. "Most of
them won't even bother voting
when they see what it entails."
AMS president Dave Theessen
voted for the split ballots. "I
believe in the democratic process.
I don't like the theory of 'we sink or
swim together' ," he said.
Broddy also said the split ballots
create practical difficulties.
"There is just no way we can get
that many ballots prepared before
the proposed referendum date of
Nov. 16," he said.
"We are going to need twice the
personnel at voting booths, and it
will take at least a week to count
that many ballots. We don't even
have enough ballot boxes."
Herb Dhaliwal, AMS director of
finance, said each item on that
referendum will cost $180 for
printing ballots, and with the increased number of ballots, the cost
of the referendum will far exceed
the budget allowance.
"The whole thing is just stupid,"
he said. "We can't afford to run
eight or nine ballots." Page  4
Once more—
do da, do da
The Harry Schwarz brouhaha raised its ugly head again
at Wednesday's student representative assembly meeting,
when the SRA was asked to approve the principle of
guaranteed freedom of speech.
It passed, 8-4, with eight abstentions. A dozen people,
therefore, weren't sure whether freedom of speech is an
inalienable right.
We'll explain how that come about. When the motion
was presented, Cheryl Stephens, law 3, stood and pointed out
that no country in the world, including Canada and the U.S.,
guaranteed freedom of speech.
In fact, she said, the Canadian Criminal Code makes it
an offence, punishable by two to five years in the big house1,
to promote or incite hatred against any group identifiable by
ethnic origin, race, religion or color. For example, a speech
supporting, say, the concept of apartheid, or the barring of
Jews from country clubs, is a crime in Canada.
Therefore, she said, a motion supporting guaranteed
freedom of speech for everybody would contradict the
Criminal Code, which is passed by the House of Commons
and reflects the will of the majority of Canadians.
Not bad. Stephens is going to be a pretty good lawyer.
She does her homework. (Her letter to the editor, below,
sums up her argument well.)
Then David Fuller, the math grad student who was an
organizer of the protests during Schwarz's speeches, blew it
by using that argument to support his group's actions.
Basically, he said that Stephen's argument proves that
fascists have no right to speak. Not quite true. The law says
fascists have no right to spread fascism; they do have a right
to speak when they're not doing so.
Schwarz is almost definitely a racist and (depending on
how you define "fascist," a meaningless word because it
means so many different things) perhaps a fascist. But while
the texts of his speeches were pretty shortsighted, they
certainly did not espouse fascism or racism — only a blind
unrealistic optimism.
Separate ballots:
fiscal stupidity
Friday, October  29,  19761
UBC is earning a
reputation this year as the
Surrey of Canadian
First, the voluntary Pit
closure. It was front page on
a lot of Canadian university
papers, including SFU's The
Peak. Sort of comic relief,
you know; the morning
Now, people are going to
read that students are going
to have no fewer than eight
— count'em — ballots thrust
into their eager hands later
this month in a fee
Because of the decision to
have four separate ballots on
the     important     fee
referendum issue, the student
representative assembly has
almost certainly doomed the
fee referendum. Not only
will some organizations tend
to vote against fee increases
for other organizations; few
students will have the
patience to fill out eight
ballots and will simply not
vote. The referendum won't
even get a quorum.
The 13 student
representatives, including
president Dave Theessen,
were too stupid to figure that
out, or more likely, they
didn't wish the referendum
to pass. That's shortsighted,
and even stupider, because it
will bankrupt the Alma
Mater Society.
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian .University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located in room
241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments,
228-2301 .Sports, 228-2305; Advertfsing, 228-3977.
Co-Editors: Sue Vohanka, Ralph Maurer
A variety of plagues hit The Ubyssey office Thursday. Kathy Ford, Ted
Davis and Bill Tieieman suffered from V.D. — verbal diarrhea. Marcus Gee
oozed pus from a festering sore onto Dave Wilkinson, Verne McDonald,
Vicki Booth, Chris Gainor who complained of cancer of the armpit. Dough
Rushton and Sue Vohanka suffered the heartbreak of psoriasis and Mike
Bocking and Heather Walker watached as their teeth fell out from scurvy.
Ralph Maurer, Paul Wilson, Jon Stewart, Matt King and Doug Field tried to
hide their scrofula, while Greg Steer struggled with his tapeworm. 5coop
the fearless newshound- yowled at his worms, and Steve Howard, Paul
Vanderham, David Morton, Shane McCune and Les Wiseman shit
themselves with amoebic dysentery. Jerry Eberts, Ellen Knutson, Robert
Jordan and Doug Field burned out their brains with encephalitis. Jean
Randall suffered from no physical defects.
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Well now I've heard everything.
The student representative
assembly, in its infinite wisdom,
has voted to split an otherwise
straightforward Alma Mater
Society fee increase referendum
scheduled for mid-November into
four separate resolutions, each
with its own ballot, as well as four
other separate referenda on four
more ballots.
Now, this may seem very
democratic, in that it will afford
individuals the ability to choose
selectively the services they wish
to support, rather than approving
or rejecting a blanket increase.
As a result of my experience as
AMS chief elections returning
officer last year, I can assure you
with all certainty that this scheme
will yield the exact opposite results
for the following reasons:
• Students are busy people, with
enough time only to move between
classes, or to spend studying for a
multitude of exams. The time
spent to vote is given grudgingly, if
at all. A voter who knows that eight
confusing ballots await him or her
will be deterred from taking the
time to cast all those ballots. In
addition, the time spent merely to
tear off eight ballots from eight
pads will be twice what it would be
for four, and will result in huge
lineups at polling booths. Kiss
voter participation goodby. There
is a limit to how many things
people will stand in line for.
• Logistically, I believe that the
average voter will be more willing
to vote in favor of a few
resolutions, than for a multitude of
separate ones, even though their
sum effects are identical.
Psychologically, people feel
uneasy about saying, "Yes" eight
times in succession. This means
that some of the referenda will
My guess would be that The
Ubyssey, CITR, and the AMS
general fee levies will go down to
defeat due to this peculiarity of
voter's habits. It is unfortunate
indeed that' these very services,
though it may be somehow
fashionable to be opposed to them,
are in fact among the most
essential services that all students,
enjoy, and, I might add, at
ridiculously low per capita cost.
The funding of all of these
projects ultimately comes out of
the AMS budget. Isolating and
defeating any one or two of them
will not make them disappear. All
it boils down to is that we will once
again have to bear the burden of
subsidies that have increased
steadily since the last AMS fee
increase in 1949, and ultimately all
services will suffer.
Quite apart from the fact that
these referenda have been doomed
to dismal failure, is the absurd
costs involved in dividing the
This referendum, to make a
conservative guess, will cost in the
neighborhood of $1,200 — about
$400 more than the originally
proposed referendum would have
Counting the damned things will
take days, not hours.
You have committed a grievous
blunder, ladies and gentlemen of
the SRA — one for which we will all
be paying in very real terms for a
long time to come.
Brent Tynan
AMS director of services
Since the opposition to the
speeches of Harry Schwarz, there
has been considerable distortion of
the reality of "freedom of speech"
as it exists in Canada today. As a
law student interested in civil
liberties questions, I would like to
provide some clarification.
There is not, nor has there ever
been, "absolute" or "inalienable"
freedom of speech in any country
in this world. Even the most absolute legal provision, the U.S.
federal bill of rights, free speech
has been limited in court decisions
to "legitimate" speech. Thus many
of the United States have enacted
laws prohibiting the distribution of
Nazi and fascist propaganda or the
defamation of groups based on
their color, race, etc. Similar
legislation exists in the United
In Canada, our federal bill of
rights for freedom of speech
without discrimination based on
"race, national origin, color,
religion or sex." You will note that
"political opinion" is not so
protected. As early as 1938, chief
justice Duff stated that the right of
public discussion is subject to legal
restrictions and these he based on
considerations of decency and
public order and the protection of
various public and private interests.
In 1964 there was a renewed
effort by Nazi and fascist groups to
spread their venom, particularly
at the University of Toronto. In
response to wide public outcry, the
federal minister of justice convened a special committee on hate
propaganda. The committee's
work culminated in 1968 in
Criminal Code amendments
making it an offence to promote or
incite hatred against any group
identifiable by ethnic origin, race,
religion or color. As well it became
an offence to advocate genocide
which was defined to include
"deliberately inflicting on the
group conditions of life calculated
to bring about its physical
Thecommittee, which included a
Montreal professor named Pierre
Trudeau, had as its chairman the
dean of McGill's law faculty. He
spoke before the senate hearing on
the subject, saying ". . .the
committee was satisfied . . . that
the democratic process did not
require any group to stand idly by
and be vilified in the name of free
speech.. . ."
I would therefore suggest that
the democratic process does
recognize the most fundamental
human right of opposing the antidemocratic racists and fascists. I
am one who was unwilling to stand
idly by while hearing the
defamation and vilification of the
African peoples, particularly
Azanians, and of their just struggle
for liberation and emancipation. I
had every right to oppose the
"free" speech of the fascist
Schwarz. Fascists have no right to
spread their false theories from a
public platform, especially at a
public university.
Cheryl Stephens
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Is it a new case for Sam Spade?
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of three middle aged sisters.
Catherine and Anna Reardon are
visited by their sister, Ceil, for the,
first time since their mother's
death, seven months ago. She must
visit because Anna is having a
nervous breakdown and is going to
be sued by the parents of a student
whom she attempted to seduce.
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vegetarian and dwelling in the
past. Unfortunately, the image of
her mother's horrible death
dominates her memories — she
feels her mother choking her and
she cannot escape.
Anna Spencer, as Anna, convinces us that she is being dragged
through Hell. Her struggle on the
edge of insanity draws the
audience into the action of the play.
Anna is obsessed with the
possibility that her mother's gun
has been loaded with real bullets.
Ceil and Catherine argue that the
apartment is always locked and
the gun has never left the apartment, so it is impossible that the
blank ammunition has been
Nevertheless, there is a moment
of real tension when Anna fires at
Ceil; she has succeeded in persuading us that the impossible is
Kathy Miller plays Ceil as an
aggressive opportunist, cold but
not inhuman. Ceil has emotions
that she no longer responds to. Her
sister's plight touches her, but too
much power is at stake for her to
change her decision that Anna
must be 'put away.'
Catherine, played by Sharon
Romero, is practical and unambitious. She wants to keep Anna at
home for selfish reasons.   Anna
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and grumbling form the last
barrier between Anna and suffocation.
Much of the play's humor
depends on her sardonic, one-line
comments which she delivers well.
With lines such as' 'She doesn't like
fur, Fleur" it is easy to imagine the
part become trite. To the credit of
the director and the actress in this
production, it does not.
Vicki McCullough and Paul
-Clements as Fleur and Bob Stein,
neighborsof the Reardons, liven up
the play with their misguided efforts to impress Ceil and comfort
It is hard to believe that a couple
can love each other as viciously as
the Steins — they are a living
parody of the worst marriage
imaginable. Their appearance kills
any temptation to think that Anna
might be 'normal' if she could only
find a man.
The set, by Peter Eliot Weiss, is
realistic and effective. Rosy beige
walls, hardwood floor, lace
tablecloth, and china ornaments,
ill-suited to the personalities of
Anna and Catherine, suggest the
presence of the overpowering
mother. From this cozy lair she
sent the children to visit her
estranged husband warning them
not to let 'father touch you between
the legs.'
Her unhealthy influence
remained when they carried out
the corpse. Not one of her
daughters has accepted herself as
an emotional and sexual, as well as
an intellectual being.
And Miss Reardon Drinks A
Little is about a crisis in the lives of
three women. It is an unpretentious, moving production,
offering the audience an intimate
view of the Reardon's anguish. It
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Fame's a shame for Idle
Monty Python's Flying Circus has been
shown on local stations for the last six years.
Those of us who were fans from the
beginning may congratulate ourselves on
backing a winner.
Eric Idle is one of the six young men
responsible for the zany, madcap Circus and
he was in town recently to promote sales of
his new book, the Rutland Dirty Weekend
Idle had a very busy schedule while he
was here, but I did manage to tag along with
him for a few hours.
What I learned of him surprised me. I had
wondered if I'd be able to make any sense at
all out of what he would say. It was a shock
to discover he was a quiet, very sane,
sensitive man who was tired of answering
the same old questions, and would rather
have an Eric Idle look-alike to stand in for
him during these promotional tours.
On first meeting him he seemed to be a
shy man, but with the famous Python sense
of the absurd just below the surface.
At a morning taping of a radio interview
for the CBC, Eric displayed his varied
personality. He screamed into the
microphone, was sarcastic to the frustrated
interviewer, but was always brutally
This last feature is his greatest virtue. As
Idle said, "The closer you get to the truth,
the funnier it is."
Much of the CBC interview did not get on
the air, because of time restrictions. Unfortunately the best parts were cut. But I
was allowed to take notes.
Pat Munro, the frustrated interviewer,
mentioned that any joke in poor taste about
the Queen would bring instant and rabid
complainings from the public, but in
Britain, jokes of these types were fine and
funny. In Canada it seemed as if the Royal
Family were sacred or something.
"Sacred, are they? Maybe we're slightly
saner across the Atlantic."
But don't you think that some people need
the monarchy?
IDLE . .. fame is a drag
"I think people need gods, they need
monarchs, they need drugs and alcohol, and
so on. ... I don't see why I should accept
that, just because other people need it."
You mentioned taste earlier. What do you
think of taste?
"Taste is the worst thing there is in the
world. . . It limits people. ..."
What about the time you appeared on the
Johnny Carson Show? What did you think of
the Americans not really understanding
"It was wonderful. We'd go out on stage in
Toronto and we'd hear gales of laughter. We
went out on stage on the Carson show and it
was (he sound of 500 jaws dropping open.
"Of course, the Carson audiences aren't
brilliant. They've never been known for
their philosophical treatises.
"Most of those people get through on
about 3,000 words a year. And most of those
are 'Wow, man. . . .'
"I much prefer the Canadian sense of
humor. It's much subtler and calmer.
Bilingual countries are always calmer . . .
except politically, anyway. . . ."
How do you view yourself? Are you a
"I'm a writer, not a comedian. John
(Cleese) is a comedian. He can't help it. I
could drop out and become a writer. It's nice
to think one's got a choice."
How do you work with the other members
of Python?
"There are two groups of two and one
ERIC IDLE ... he'd rather be a lumberjack
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group of one. I'm the one. I don't see too
much of the other chaps, except when we're
working. But Michael (Palin) and I have
kept up a long correspondence."
Have the Pythons broken up?
"Yes. . . Or no. . . Or. . . Yes. We get
together at times."
But didn't you say you were broken up?
But you said that right here in this
"Ah. I was lying."
Why don't you like answering
"Basically because it's boring. You spend
your entire youth answering questions in
exams, and then you manage to get off
exams, and then you have to answer
questions from the police or journalists. So,.'
if you can make them up a bit (lie a little),
it's certainly more interesting."
And what would you rather be doing — I
mean instead of answering questions?
"I'd rather be a lumberjack. . . ."
What new projects will the group be
doing? Another movie or record?
"I believe we still owe them one record
.... Our new movie will be called, 'Jesus
Christ: Lust for Glory.' We've got the idea,
now we just have to work laterally. We
should start filming in June or July."
Two weeks ago you appeared on an
American TV show called Saturday Night
Live. What did you think of them? Do they
approach your type of humor?
"Yes. . . Saturday Night Live is a writer's
show. We were a writer's show."
Was there much of a bureaucratic
struggle with your network, the BBC?
"Oh, yes. What we used to do was all burst
into someone's office and shout at him. . . .
It all boiled down to one person, of course.
Everybody would pass the buck, and we'd
say, okay, who do we talk to now? Eventually we'd come to some kind of compromise. It was a lot of fun.
"They always told us how much they
.liked us and how much they enjoyed our
show. . . They'd try to buy us off with drinks
and compliments. . . They hated us, but
their daughters liked us, so we'd compromise."
What about your book? How did you get
the title?
"I'm a writer, I wrote the title. . . I took a
pen and wrote it."
Actually, it has three different titles.
"That's so that if it's remaindered, we just
take off one title and sell it under another
How long did it take to write?
"It's a year's work. Most of the Rutland
stuff was taken from the BBC television
series I just finished filming with Neil Innes,
who writes and sings about two songs a
"It is supposed to be a show from a small
town called Rutland . . . that was planned
out of existence by the government after
only 900 years of history. The people of
Rutland won't accept this, though."
On the first page of your book, it says it is
the Vatican Sex Manual. Is it really?
"Oh yes, but it's a very clean sex manual.
There's nothing there you wouldn't mind
your local vicar seeing. ... No penetration
or anything. And I only modelled them. I
didn't try them on beforehand."
Have you heard anything about Monty
Python Fan Clubs?
"Yeah. These have got nothing to do with
us. .. Aren't they the things that you pay
$20.00 to join? Well, if people want to throw
their money away, that's fine. But why don't
they throw it away on my book instead?"
[ would suppose it's a two-way street as
far as having fans go. Do you enjoy the
"I don't enjoy having six-year-old sketches thrown at me all the time. . . I get
rather sick of people doing old monologues
from past shows, and I usually end up
nodding and getting bored. . . I've never
really known what it's like to be a Monty
Python fan. We get a rather different view of
All through your Rutland Book there are
references to former President Nixon. Is
there much call for this in England, right
"Not really. . . It's just that I can't get
enough of that bastard."
After the CBC interview (which was
edited unmercifully) Eric and I took a walk
to Gastown.
We spoke of his comedy background and
what has influenced his sense of humor. He
said he had missed the Beyond the Fringe
type of humor of Dudley Moore and Peter
Cook, but liked Spike Milligan and the
Goons. He did not admire the Goodies, who
are an extremely small rival for the Python
He. had fallen in with John Cleese,
Graham Chapman and the others in the
notorious Cambridge Footlights Revue.
From here, they went into television, some
with the young David .Frost (Cleese most
We also spoke of the American sense of
"I like Woody Allen. I think he's a real
genius at times. I think he's much better
than Brooks. . . I thought that Silent Movie
was a real disaster. Not funny at all. But I
did like Blazing Saddles.
"I saw Norman Lear on Saturday Night
Live the week before I did the show and
thought he was a bit pompous. I don't like
his shows."
I asked him if he didn't think that if it
wasn't for Lear, television in America would
still be the old slapstick, pie-in-the-face
type, rather than the more open humor on
Saturday Night?
"In a way, but all his shows are steals
from British ones anyway. We did it years
before he did."
As we walked along Water Street, I was
amazed that no one recognized him. He was
glad of this, and I thought that perhaps we'd
escaped all kinds of autograph hounds.
Just as I was thinking this out bounded
"Mike from Thirfty's" and shouted, "Say no
more! Say no more!" Idle did not attack or
offend the young man, but shook his hand
and spoke with him a few moments. Mike
invited him into Thrifty's, but Idle declined.
We eventually went to Duthie's where Idle
was slated to autograph copies of his new
And the whole time he was in Duthie's
there was a strange little man running
about, misquoting Monty Python and being
FANS  . .. they've missed the point
annoying. I could see how tiring fame would
Finally I asked him what he thought of
those many people who memorize Monty
Python's material.
"I think they've missed the point. . . We
should laugh, but then move on. Comedy
shouldn't stale. . . It's a pure pursuit. If
Town nudges world
Elric Idle is starting a new television
series in England.
It purportedly comes from the Rutland
Weekend Television Centre in Oakham,
Rutland. Rutland was the smallest county in
England. In April 1974, owing to an appalling planning blunder on the part of the
British government, it literally ceased to
The Rutland Dirty Weekend Book
by Eric Idle
$6.95 paperback
Methuen Publications
The major portion of The Rutland Dirty
Weekend Book tells about Rutland
Television, Rutland University Press,
Rutland Sex, Rutland's future, Rutland's
history, Rutland Who's Who, Rutland Sport
and even includes a copy of Rutland Stone
Remove the dust jacket of the Special
Washable Edition of the Rutland Dirty
Weekend Book, Without an Introduction by
HRH Prince Charles, and you will find that
you are holding a book called The Wonderful
World of Prince Charles, Without a
Foreword at All.
This book is, of course, from the same
series as the Wonderful World of Corgis and
The Wonderful World of Transvestism.
Open the cover and you now see that in
fact what you have in your hands is The
Vatican Sex Manual, subtitled How to Avoid
Sex Before, During, and After Marriage.
Those of you who caught Eric Idle hosting
NBC's Saturday Night saw his satire on the
Beatles, the fab four Rutland lads who
created the Rutland sound, the Rutles, in
their latest motion picture A Hard Day's
Rut. You will no doubt be ecstatic to find
that there is an address in this book where
you can send away for genuine Rutles split-
crotch pantihose and a Rutles matching
bidet and handkerchief set.
Of course the Rutles are dealt with in
Rutland Stone magazine which also contains
an interview with Richard Nixon on the
topic of swimming.
Ralph Steadman, Rolling Stone
illustrator, collaborates with Idle on a Fear
and Loathing satire entitled Fear and
Loathing in Leicestershire.
Throughout this book are gems of the type
of absurdity that has made Python-heads
out of everyone with a sense of humor. For
instance we have: The Wonderful World of
Sex, Accountancy and Sex by Michael Palin
also of Monty Python's How to Stand Up by
Gerald Ford, The Canadian Bible — the
sermon on the Mountie, the Duke of Edinburgh in an afro, Rod Stewart with no hair at
all, and lots of pictures of a naked Idle
avoiding sex with an equally naked young
In a recent interview with CBC, Eric Idle
stated that he considered himself a writer
first and an actor second; I wonder about
that. A lot of the material in this book would
have been better when performed live with
Idle's tremendous range of silly expressions
and voices.
For the time being I guess we'll have to
wait until Rutland Weekend Television
starts broadcasting to Canada.
Until then, the book is a gas. Know what I
mean! Know what I mean! Nudge! Nudge!
Wink! Wink! Say no more!
Friday, October 29, 1976
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Metro soaked with soap
Watching Separate Tables at the
Metro on Saturday night reminded
me of those days as a teenager
when, with nothing else to do, I
would switch on the television and
tune in my favorite soap opera.
Occasionally my attention would
be directed to the screen but more
often than not my mind was
preoccupied with adolescent issues
like pimples, girls and cars.
Separate Tables
by Terence Rattigan
Directed by Marjorie Knowler
at Metro Theatre until Oct. 30
Terence Rattigan's 1954 play had
roughly the same effect — my
attention was there during the rare
humorous and touching moments
but quite often I would find myself
contemplating side issues (this
time mortgage payments and
inflation) because the subject
matter at hand was largely petty,
narrow and anything but earth-
Like other Rattigan plays,
Separate Tables looks at the lives
of tragicomic characters and
shows how each attempts to fight
back from some sort of humiliation
or defeat that he or she has experienced. In each instance a
victory is achieved and the play
ends on a note of optimism.
Rattigan seldom,takes on big
issues or problems and seems to
satisfy himself with minor
human   quirks   and   weaknesses.
SEPARATE TABLES ... days of pimples and soap operas
Even though his range is narrow it
is to Rattigan's credit that he
explores his themes humbly and
Separate Tables is actually two
plays in one. The setting is a
decrepit hotel in the small English
coastal town of Bournemouth. In
the first play, Table by the Window, the plot concerns the stormy
reconciliation of a former
politician-turned-writer and his ex-
wife who happen to come together
at the Beauregard Hotel. This
reacquaintance takes place under
the watchful eyes of the other hotel
guests and their manageress, Miss
Cooper, all of whom feel the need to
keep themselves well informed
about any activities which take
place in their midst.
The second play, Table Number
Seven, is set in the same hotel 18
months later and involves many of
the same characters. The principal
personalities this time are a self-
styled ex-major and the virginal,
homely 33-year-old daughter of one
of the hotel's more snippy
residents, Mrs. Railton-Bell.
As the story unfolds we see
Major Pollock exposed not only as
a fraud (he was really only a
lieutenant in the army) but also as
a molester of women in the
cinemas of the local town. Mrs.
Railton-Bell organizes all the
hotel's residents against the major
and attempts to have him evicted.
Sybil Railton-Bell cannot find the
strength to oppose her
domineering mother partly
because she is a weak and defeated
person herself and because she
too is shocked at the major's
behavior in the cinema. Sybil and
the major are similar people in
that they are both freaks or at least
'not normal' within the context of
their time and place.
The play ends with that familiar
ring of optimism when the major,
refusing to be banished from the
Beauregard, summons up his
personal courage and chooses to
remain living there even though
that may prove to be a more difficult fate than simply leaving
quietly. Sybil, for her part, finally
stands up to her hitherto indomitable mother and declares
herself as a person.
The Metro's version of Separate
Tables    is    enthusiastic    but
amateurish. Considering none of
the cast receives a penny for what
amounts to an incredible amount of
work, all those involved in the
production deserve credit.
Acting is really the weak link in
the production with many of the
characters failing to come across
as credible. Their lines, gestures,
and mannerisms seem forced and
contrived. Kelvin Andrew, when he
portrays John Malcolm in the first
play, is unable to relax and feel at
ease with his audience.
If you think you would enjoy a
play that deals with human
tragedy and weakness in a
somewhat superficial and comic
vein against a backdrop that is
characteristic of a people and a
place (England), go and see
Separate Tables. It's a fun evening
of live theatre. You will be supporting an energetic and enterprising amateur group, and you
can practice giving your full attention to that romantic and
escapist pursuit—watching soaps.
Mediocrity hits VSO
In its third concert of the current
season, the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra ensconced itself
securely in the midst of utter
mediocrity. A program of
mediocre music was performed in
mediocre fashion.
After the presentation of a
celesta to the orchestra the or-,
chestra launched into Poulenc's
Les Biches — the orchestral suite
drawn in 1940 from the ballet, with
chorus composed in 1923. Music to
a ballet of pure pleasure (sixteen
exquisite female dancers, 3 males
and one couch), it was Poulenc's
first large-scale work and quite
creditable for the 24-year-old
However, it abounds with that
exasperating facile French wit,
which seems to be witty to almost
no one other than a French person.
It was unexceptionally rendered
by the VSO — professional
musicians doing their jobs, with
five French horns for some reason
striving to sound like 10 and
producing the most raucous tones
in the attempt.
Next came the enigma of the
night: why import a very fine
world-name pianist such as Aldo
Ciccolini to play an unexceptional
piece, such as d'Indys's Symphony
on a French Mountain Air? The
solo piano rarely emerges from the
orchestral texture — any competent local pianist could have
done as well.
This is not to say that Ciccolini
did poorly; on the odd occasion
where the piano part was prominent, he sounded fine. But the lion's
share of the piece belongs to the
No one has ever hailed d'lndy's
work as a consummate masterpiece and as such, it surely is not.
It is a routinely crafted work,
moulded from a very attractive,
melancholoy tune from the
Cevennes mountains in
Languedoc. Such a work requires a
very inspired interpretation, with
great commitment from the
players and scrupulous attention to
phrase drive, nuance and clarity of
Akiyama is not a conductor who
is noted for these aspects of music
— his forte is loud, flashy, and
plays an unexceptional piece
bombastic music, performed with
utmost zeal by the brass and
percussion. Most repertoire
Akiyama conducts ends in pretty
thunderous fashion and it never
fails to reap vociferous applause,
as did the d'Indy on Monday night.
But for those who were listening
for more than sheer volume, this
was a very unremarkable performance.
After the intermission, from the
stable of musical war horses came
one of the most used-and-abused,
flea-bitten orchestral nags ever
composed: Cesar Franck's
Symphony in D minor. Except for
his rousing piece, Le Chasseur
Maudit, Franck must surely be
nominated for being one of the
most insipid and soporific composers of all time.
Even though the Symphony in D
minor possesses the Akiyama
Sure-Fire Success Formula (aloud
ending) and though he was darting
and weaving on the podium like a
man possessed, the orchestra was
evidentally not convinced that this
is the truly great music the liner
notes of its countless recordings
would have one believe.
Mechanically loud, obligingly soft,
the VSO sounded uninspired.
In this piece, Franck was
probably groping for inspiration,
and thickly orchestrated, with
several familiar, gooey melodies,
this treacly mess of sound oozed
into the senses and gummed them
solid. Boredom set in. Emotions
atrophied at such sentimental
excess. Indifference loomed— who
would care even if this piece were
well played? Fortunately it
wasn't: appropriately, the
mediocrity of the performance
matched the mediocrity of the
music. Let us just hope that Mr.
Akiyama does not develop as much
zeal for the music of Franck as he
has for that of Richard Strauss.
Page Fiiday. 4
Friday, October 29,  1976 jmusic
Express fuses rock, jazz
There ain't nothing sweeter on
God's green earth than well-
composed technically proficient
music played at near ear-
destroying volume. Brian Auger's
Oblivion Express rolled into The
Old Roller Rink on Tuesday night
and served up a steaming platter ofv
just what the doctor ordered.
Auger is a veteran of many years
on the British rock and jazz scene.
In the late sixties he teamed up
with such notables as Rod Stewart,
Long John Baldry, Micky Waller,
and Julie Driscoll in a band known
as Steampacket. When
Stewart, Waller and Baldry left to
go their own now legendary ways,
Auger and Driscoll stayed together
to form a pop duo which was
popular in England. Auger himself
later formed a band called
Trinity, which claimed a bit of
critical praise and made Auger's
name known over here in the new
world. Despite his critical acclaim
in Trinity, it was not until he
formed the Oblivion Express that
North America really started
picking up on this excellent
keyboard stylist.
On Tuesday night, Auger and his
five-piece band started off the set
witlt a composition off their
Reinforcements album called
Brain Damage. It was a high-
energy funk piece which gave each
of the members of the band a
chance to take their place in the
spotlight and show their stuff. The
bassist Clive Chaman was outstanding. Using a wah-wah pedal
and a particularly trebly sound he
did a solo which showed that, as
Stanley Clarke has said, a good
bassist can do anything a good
guitar player can.
The Oblivion Express doesn't
play rock and it doesn't play jazz.
It plays a combination of the two
which is popularly known as fusion
music. All the impact of rock was
there but the leads were more
complex and jazz-like.
Auger seems to be getting away
from his earlier mellow sound and
is leaning more towards funk. This
is possibly due to the influence of
conga player Lennox Laington.
Auger snowed his respect for the
old jazz masters on the next two
numbers. From the album Second
Wind he played the Freedom Jazz
Dance which was written by Eddie
Harris. This was followed by Wes
Montgomery's Bumpin' on Sunset
which Auger said was his favorite
song. It was lovely, with a slow
piano and mini-moog intro
evolving into a mellow bop tune
evocative of Booker T. Edwards.
Vocals were handled by Scotsman
Alex Ligertwood. Due to poor
mixing and the incredible volume
of the band Mr. Ligertwood's
valiant efforts came through
rather garbled.
The next song was a piece of new
material from an as yet untitled
album which is slated for release in
January. The piece was called
Backstreet Bible Class. Auger
described it as a street march.
Brian Auger's Oblivion .Express
ended off the evening with Compared to What off their Closer To It
album. There was no demand for
an encore. Perhaps this was
because Auger's music exhausts
.people or perhaps because the
audience didn't quite know what to
make of fusion music. Whatever
the reason, it was certainly not due
to the quality of the music.
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
will be playing at The Old Roller
Rink on Saturday night. Check
them out if you can.
Crazed hairy puce blorgs today
took to licking the walls of the
Sludgeworks Suppository of Books
in an effort to ease the effects of the
island's current kool-aid drought.
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Page Friday, 5 Page  10
Friday, October 29,  1976
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With the recent explosions of
violence by frustrated prisoners at
the B.C. Penitentiary, everyone is
wondering what is wrong with the
Canadian prison system.
Francis Fox, Canada's new
solicitor general, speaks in IRC 2
at 8 p.m. tonight about the prison
system,   kicking   off   a   two-day
Hot flashes
seminar about Canadian prisons.
The symposium continues
Saturday with a speech by
University of Victoria law
professor Keith Jobson about
radical change of the prison
People's law
The Vancouver People's Law
School is offering a free course
about    debtor's    remedies   from
■  SJ*S<,       ' 1
'Tween classes
Guest lecturer, noon, Angus 223.
Les      coutumes     Quebecolses,
conference     Jeannette     Baillaut,
noon,   International   House  lounge
General   meeting   and   films,   noon,
SUB 205.
Forum about the battle for socialist
democracy    in    eastern    Europe,    8
p.m., 1208 Granville.
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
Soccer    match,    3:30    p.m.,    Todd
General    meeting,    noon,    Graduate
Student Centre.
Halloween dance, 8 p.m., SUB 207,
Singer-composer Martin Best
lectures a troubador for today, 8:15
p.m., IRC 2.
Cantonese class, noon, Bu. 316.
Photo   exhibition,   to   next   Friday,
SUB art gallery.
Organizational meetirtg, noon,  Buto
General meeting and ski film, noon,
Angus 110.
Introductory lecture about
transcendental meditation, noon,
Bu   313.
General meeting, and slide show,
noon, Chem   250.
Organizational  meeting,  noon, SUB
British composer, singer
and scholar
Mr. Best, currently a visiting
professor at UBC, is widely
known as a solo performer on the
lute and guitar. He draws his
repertoire from a wide range of
music from many countries of the
Sat., Oct. 30
8:15 p.m.
Vancouver institute
lectures take place on
Saturdays at 8:15 p.m.
on the ubc campus
in lecture hall no. 2
instructional resources
admission to the genera!
public is free
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10 at
King George Secondary School,
1755 Barclay, room 210/211.
To preregister, phone
If you are having delays and
hassles with your student loan,
grant or bursary, the Speakeasy
crisis and information centre in
SUB mall may be able to help.
Stop by and ask for Pam
Sherwood between 11:30 a.m.
and 1:30 p.m. any Thursday. Or if
you can't show up in person,
phone Pam at Speakeasy,
Independent Opticiaif
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TUTORS - Make a few friends and a
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Register with the UBC TUTORIAL
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A programme of the UBC Alumni Association
little ribbing
can be
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Exctta — the new ribbed prophylactic.
Also Fourex. Fiesta. Nu-Form. Ramses. Sheik.
Sold only in pharmacies.
RATES:   Campus - 3 lines, 1 day $1.50; additional lines 35c.
Commercial - 3 lines,  1 day $2.50; additional lines
50c. Additional days $2.25 and 45c.
Classified ads are not accepted by telephone and are payable in
advance. Deadline is 11:30 a.m. the day before publication.
Publications Office, Room 241, S. U.B., UBC, Vancouver.
5 — Coming Events
35 - Lost
GENERAL MEETING, Nov. IS, 7:30 p.m.
at Gym E for the U.B.C. Fencing
Club. Everyone please be therat
10 —For Sale — Commercial
LOST: EYE GLASSES in blue and white
case. Please return to lost and found
if you've picked them up. Please.
I'm going to go blind without them!
Or caU 736-1978.
Community Sports
Many Amazing Prices  for Racquets
of AU Kinds — 50 per cent Discount
on   aU   Racquet   Stringing.
3616 W. 4th AVE. — 733-1612
URGENT 3-RING green binder. 1st year
biology notes. Please contact Raydene,
736-3992, needed immediately.
11 — For Sale — Private
FARM FRESH JubUee Corn, 75c dozen.
Truck from ChiUiwack, Sat., Oct. 30th
— place order today! Phone 435-6909
after 2 p.m.
20 — Housing
WOMEN STUDENTS: Tired of commuting to campus every day? Tired
of cooking for yourself? Tired of trying to study at home when "home" is
so far from the library? Why not try
living in U.B.C.'s single student residences? Vacancies are now available
in Totem Park and Place Vanier for
women students. Sign up at the
Housing Administration Office, General Services Admin. Bldg. The office
is open 8;30 to 4:30 Monday thromgh
I LEFT MY FLUTE in your car Friday,
Oct. 15. It's U.B.C.'s and I can't afford
the $200 to replace it. Please caU —
734-2863 or 224-3113.
70 — Services
Unit 1 daycare. Children 18 mos. - 3
yrs.   Call  228-8338  for  information.
85 — Typing
PROFESSIONAL typing on IBM correcting typewriter by experienced
secretary.   Reasonable^ 224-1567.
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. Self-contained suite. Suit 2 persons. $225, mo.
13th near MacDonald. Ph. 738-1282,
after 4 p.m. Non-smokers preferred.
ONE ROOM available in home shared
by four students (law, cUmate, agriculture, restoration). Good location in
Kits. $120.00. 733-8015. (Russ, Kathy,
Steve, Ron.) Woman preferred.
30 — Jobs
DO YOU WANT TO WORK and ski this
Christmas? Housekeeping and Dining
Room staff required Dec. 20 to Jan.
5. Apply before Nov. 15 to Personnel
Mgr., Banff Springs Hotel, Banff,
TYPINO   —   reasonable   rates.
685-3994. Paper suppUed!
Marine — 266-5053.
99 — Miscellaneous
for 7 mths. Need people to share.
Near gondola. Call Pat after five,
688-5908 or Vicki, 689-0361 (fireplace,
LONDON BOUND? $200 one-way ticket.
Phone Tom McKeown, 986-1911, local
218. Nov. 15th deadline.
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Soccer team off to Toon
The UBC Thunderbirds soccer
team were edged by the Dover
Olympics 2-1 Wednesday in
Capilano Stadium.
The game was closely contested
and Dover's winner was scored
with only two minutes remaining in
the game, when Stan Bourne, an
ex-UBC Thunderbird, put one
behind 'Bird goalkeeper Lyle
Blair Christopher opened the
scoring for Dover with a goal in the
first half. 'Bird striker Craig
Campbell evened it to make the
half time score 1-1. The goal was
Campbell's sixth of the year.
The 'Birds next B.C. Senior
Soccer league game is Nov. 14
against the Firefighter "A" team.
The 'Birds travel to Saskatoon
Oct. 29 to compete in the second
and third rounds of the Canada
Western University Athletic
Association soccer championships.
The tournament involves UBC,
the University of Victoria, the
University of Saskatchewan, the
University of Manitoba, the
University   of   Alberta   and   the
University of Calgary in a round
robin tournament. The winner will
represent western Canada at the
national playoffs at Concordia
University in Montreal Nov. 13-14.
In the first round of the tournament UBC beat the UVic Vikings
1-0 in a game played in Thunderbird Stadium.
The Vikings were last year's
national champions and had eight
returnees on their squad. UBC last
won the title two years ago. The
'Birds themselves have eight
returneesfrom their championship
—gras steer photo
LOOKING VERY SERIOUS INDEED, Home Ec Homewrecker prepares to hand off in Thursday's T-Cup
game at Thunderbird Stadium. Home Ec almost pulled off upset but stung Nurtzes blazed back in fourth
quarter for 18-18 tie. Proceeds of game went to crippled children fund.
Two winners in
Pumpkin race
Kathy March and Dave Gill were
the big winners in Thursday's
Great Pumpkin bicycle race,
winning the Grand Prix races for
women and men, respectively.
Mike Lewis and Marianne Koch
were winners in men's and
women's intermediate races and
Jill Gorman and Ed West were
winners in the novice divisions.
All they won was honor, but 18
people won $10 each when the
bicyclists they had their lottery
tickets drawn for finished in the top
three in their divisions.
You are invited to the
Lutheran Campus Centre
for this year's  reformation festival.
The liturgy will be Luther's 1523
Formula Missae. Father Paul
Burns from St. Marks College
will speak on the theme, "The
Continuing Reformation".
The Service is held at the centre this
Sunday at 10:30.
Qreco~Roman Cuisine
Whole Wheat Pizzas
Whole Wheat
Game Hens
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
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8:30 p.m.
War Memorial Gym
Grads vs Thunderbirds
2:00 p.m.
Thunderbird Stadium
University of Calgary vs Thunderbirds
8:30 p.m.
Winter Sports Centre
Thunderbirds vs Grads
(Old timers game at 7:00 p.m.)
8:30 p.m.
Thunderbirds vs Vancouver Capilanos
Regular grid season
ends Saturday for UBC
It's do or die for the UBC
Thunderbirds football team when
they play the University of Calgary
Dinosaurs in their last regular
season game of the year Saturday.
The 'Birds cannot lose the game
if they want to play in the Western
Intercollegiate final on Nov. 6. If
UBC wins the game they would
take the league title with a 5-3-0
Should the 'Birds tie the game
their future depends on the
Manitoba Bisons.
The Bisons play the University of
Alberta Golden Bears in Edmonton. If Manitoba manages a
win or a tie, the 'Birds would make
the playoffs. But should Manitoba
lose the game it's "wait till next
year."for the 'Birds.
The Bears can't take Manitoba
too lightly though. During the first
half of the league schedule the
Bisons were terrible. But in their
last two games they've put
together two upsets to make them
a team to be reckoned with. On
Oct. 8 Manitoba bombed the Dinos
67-8, then upset UBC 42-16 on Oct.
If UBC wins they will be playing
the University of Saskatchewan
Huskies in the western playdowns.
The Huskies are finished their
league schedule with a 4-3-1 record.
The game Saturday goes at 2
p.m. in Thunderbird Stadium.
come celebrate
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7:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
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