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 ■ ■■SKI • Mahara and Francis allege libel and
■IBBm file writ against engineers. UBC. AMS
By PETER MENYASZ
UBC students Star Mahara and
Arlene Francis officially filed a writ
of libel in B.C. Supreme Court Friday.
The writ, which names the
engineering undergraduate society,
the Alma Mater Society and the
university as co-defendants, is the
result of allegedly libellous material
published about the two women in
the EUS' nEUSletter.
Mahara said she seriously considered not bringing the case to
court after her lawyer warned her of
potential harassment as a result of
the action. But Mahara said there is
no reason to avoid the lawsuit as
Funding
is paltry,
says Vogt
By GEOF WHEELWRIGHT
UBC will probably face another
year of inadequate provincial
government funding, university administrators and students predicted
yesterday.
Jerry Schwartz, Universities
Council of B.C. executive director,
warned Monday that UBC's funding increase will be close to the 9.8
per cent increase granted to the
universities ministry.
But UBC might receive slightly
more than the 9.8 figure due to its
size and population, Schwartz said.
UCBC will announce its decision
on the division of university funding at the end of next month, but
UBC administration vice-president
Erich Vogt said he is not optimistic.
"It's often been said that our
needs are considerably above that
(9.8 per cent)," he said. "We're
really waiting to hear."
Vogt said UBC must receive at
least a 14 per cent increase to meet
inflated costs. He said if the council
sticks close to their current figure,
the increase will be inadequate.
The Alma Mater Society external
affairs co-ordinator said he agrees.
"UBC should get a major portion,
9.8 per cent is not enough," said Al
Soltis. "They're way behind this
time, it's not going to cover very
much."
Soltis said although the figure
represents an increase over last
year's nine per cent funding hike, it
was little more than a token increase. The council's funding formula should be entirely revamped,
he added.
UBC's plan to link the UCBC's
funding increase to tuition fee hikes
should be abandoned, he said. The
university's board of governors
decided last fall to index fees forming a constant portion of the university operating budget, so that if
UBC's operating grant is increased,
fees must also rise.
Although the board has not yet
determined a schedule for implementing the scheme, tuition fees
are already slated to rise by 10 per
cent this spring — a one per cent increase over last year's nine per cent
operating grant increase from
UCBC.
"There's no rhyme or reason for
it. We (the external affairs office)
are doing a separate study just on
that indexing," said Soltis.
Soltis said the university must ask
for increased student aid and grants
to supplement the increased costs of
tuition fees, but predicted UBC
might receive less funding if the
provincial government had to spend
more on student aid due to tuition
increases.
"I imagine they're hoping fewer
students will apply for grants and
loans."
she is already being harassed.
"The results of the (alleged) libel
were the phone calls," she said.
After the nEUSletter published
Mahara's real name and home
telephone number, she received
numerous obscene telephone calls.
As a result she said she finally felt
forced to have the number changed.
And Mahara said telephone calls
are not the only result of the
material the EUS published.
"(There have been) people hanging
around my house — strange men,"
she said. "I've had friends staying
here for some time."
She also said the aftermath of the
incident has affected her university
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studies. "It's hard to do your work
when you're being harassed," she
said. "Every time I see a red jacket,
I check it out to see if it's an
engineer."
A process server spent part of
Monday at UBC trying to deliver
the writ to the defendants. But
university authorities said they have
not yet received notification of the
suit.
"We haven't heard anything
about it," said Charles Bourne, the
university's official legal advisor.
"It should come to the president's
office."
AMS general manager Bern
Grady said he knows nothing about
the libel writ, and AMS external
affairs coordinator Al Soltis said he
is aware of the lawsuit but has seen
no official writ.
The writ asks for "general,
special and punitive damages for
libel contained in an article headed
"Personal — Wanted" and
published on the 14th day of
November, 1979 on page one of the
nEUSsheet of the EUS and in a letter signed by the defendant Andrew
Milne and published in the
nEUSletter of the EUS dated on the
28th day of November, 1979."
The writ alleges that "the article
is defamatory in its natural and or-
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— kevin flnrwgan photo
"YES, SMEDLEY, THE DEVICE has been planted. It will explode as soon as any devious SMERSH agent attempts to raise tuition fees, change residences to hotels or insist essays be In on time," man from UNCLE reports
to headquarters Monday. Unfortunate spy saved students from horrors but lost life after falling into one of
numberous holes SMERSH agents from physical plant have dug around campus.
Housing funds bypass UBC
A recent Universities Council of B.C. policy change
could result in more money for student housing, but
Gage lowrise residents might still be out in the cold.
Universities minister Pat McGeer has said UCBC
has reversed a policy that prevented provincial capital
funds from financing university residences.
But UBC housing director Mike Davis said Monday
the statement raises doubts as to whether interest rates
for the UCBC loans will be lower than the market rate.
"The policy change doesn't lead me to believe that
we're going to get a gift, or necessarily, lower rates,"
said Davis.
UBC is making applications for housing funds to
UCBC but this will not change Davis' proposal to
turn Gage lowrise into a hotel, he said.
Though the provincial capital funds made available for housing are being used at Simon Fraser
University, Davis charged the policy is vague
and unless UCBC offers definite and positive
responses to UBC housing needs, the lowrise hotel will
go through.
But he added he is pleased the council is looking at
the issue of student housing and is encouraged by the
UCBC and provincial government statements.
UCBC chair Bill Gibson said there will be enough
money to "do a good job" though the limit for housing grants has not been set.
"We hope it will be at a beneficial interest rate. No
limit on the amount of money available to universities
for residence loans has yet been determined, but I
think there will be adequate money to do a good job;
that depends on the provincial government," said Gibson.
Meanwhile, six UBC student politicians are in Victoria today to discuss tuition increases, student aid and
housing including the lowrise proposal, with McGeer
and the NDP caucus.
According to Alma Mater Society external affairs
officer Al Soltis the residence loan plan is a "godsend.
Let's get on it. Let's catch it. This' could be
a godsend."
dinary meaning and in the innuendos contained therein."
The AMS is named as a defendant in the case because it acts as an
umbrella organization for the EUS,
providing some money that might
help in publication of the nEUSlet-
ters and the alleged libel.
The university is also a defendant
because it allows classrooms to be
used for distribution of the
nEUSletter and provides bulletin
boards where the nEUSletter is
displayed.
(In a libel action, anyone who
helps to distribute the libel is a
potential defendant in the lawsuit).
All defendants in the action must
be personally served with writs
before the case can proceed, and a
source close to the lawsuit said it
might be as long as a year before a
trial is held.
"(The EUS) refused to
negotiate," the source said. "So
there was no choice (for Mahara
and Francis) but to sue them."
EUS president Russ Kinghorn
refused comment on the lawsuit.
TA union
vote tally
held back
UBC's teaching assistants are in
limbo waiting for the labor relations
board's decision on their certification vote.
Since voting ended Friday afternoon, there has been only waiting
for the TAs. "I guess we should be
eternally grateful we were allowed
to have the damn thing," union
spokesman Dave Smith said Monday. But Smith said waiting for the
governmental bureaucracy to work
its way through the certification
procedure is more than a little
frustrating.
LRB spokesman Mark Clark said
Monday he expects to get the final
results of the vote later this week.
"Maybe in the next couple of days
we'll know," he said. "It just requires the officer counting up the
ballots."
The provincial labor minister is
responsible for counting the ballots
and resolving any disputes. Ministry
spokesman Jim McElroy said Monday arrangements are in progress to
hold the count today. He said the
officers in charge of the vote will
resolve the disputes that have been
raised.
"There were a few people that
weren't on the list," McElroy said.
Union officials said they are worried the certification vote might not
have attained the 55 per cent of
UBC's TAs required for quorum.
Smith said he thinks the turnout
was "just a little bit less than
quorum."
But the certification will not
necessarily fail if quorum is not
met, Smith said. "Depending on
who you talk to, they (LRB) waive
the rule some of the time or all of
the time."
Clark said the board has some
discretion in applying quorum rules
to such votes. He said if a large
enough majority of TAs voted
favorably, the quorum rule might
be ignored.
"If a majority votes in favor
that's reflected in the board's decision," he said.
UBC's teaching assistants earned
the right to hold the vote after a
prolonged certification drive that
met strong opposition from the
university's administration. If the
vote is successful, the TAs will form
local 2278 of the Canadian Union
of Public Employees. Page 2
THE    UBYSSEY
Tuesday, March 25, 1980
Vyse vices
leave rag
By ANNA BANANA
Ubyssey Appointments Editor
An era has come to an end. An
eon has passed. An unbearably long
period of time has mercifully been
terminated. Fred Vyse has quit.
Vyse, the Alma Mater Society
publications manager and financial
mentor of The Ubyssey, sent a letter
of resignation to the AMS quite a
while ago. Shocked into disbelief,
The Ubyssey could not bring itself
to annouce the resignation.
Vyse's resignation will become
effective May 2 so that he will be
able to take part in the spring rites
and celebrations of his native
Switzerland. The Zurich gnomes
need short maypoles, he explained
as he wrapped himself in bright colored ribbons.
"When I took over soliciting
advertisements for The Ubyssey it
was only thrice-weekly, poorly produced and averaging 36 pages a
week," Vyse said. "Now look at it,
a thriving thrice-weekly,
amateurishly produced and averaging almost 36 pages a week."
Vyse laughed off charges that
he'd gotten fat off The Ubyssey.
"What really happened is I've gotten bloated with the festering
material ambitions that The
Ubyssey staff have passed on to me
because of their socialist ideology.
Vyse plans to take up residence in
either Brazil or Bermuda in the fall.
"It depends on the extradition
treaties," he explained. "I have a
feeling The Ubyssey might try to get
me back once they realize all I've
done to them."
Ubyssey co-editor Heather Conn
said Vyse will undoubtedly continue
to dedicate his life to free enterprise
capitalism. "Why not? The reactionary scum got rich off the imperialist system," she said.
Other Ubyssey co-editors, such as
Tom Hawthorn, were more concerned with their personal feelings
about Vyse leaving. "He's been like
a father to me," Hawthorn said.
"But at my age and height, just
about everyone around here is like a
father to me, even Danny Moon."
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THE    UBYSSEY
Page 3
NDP and Socred
MLAs meet today
with UBC hacks
By GLEN SANFORD
Six UBC student politicians are in
Victoria today to make a plea for an
improved student loan program and
to discuss student concerns with the
provincial government.
Al Soltis, Alma Mater Society external affairs officer, said Monday
the delegation will speak to the
Social Credit and NDP caucuses
about rising tuition fees, student aid
and the plan to convert the Gage
low rise residence into a hotel.
"We'll only be suggesting they
look into these area," said Soltis.
"We can't demand anything until
we have the official backing of the
students' council."
"Once we've got the backing of
the students' council we'll go all the
way in a strong fight for student
needs." The delegation has
prepared a package outlining student concerns and intends to present it to universities minister Pat
McGeer's office.
Although Soltis said McGeer promised to try and meet with the
students at 2 p.m. he did not commit himself to the obligation.
"If he gets a chance he'll meet
with us. He's said he's more than
willing to meet us at another time if
he can't and that's what we'll push
for," said Soltis.
"Since it's right in the middle of
the budget debate it's very hard to
talk to the MLAs," he added.
The delegation wants to impress
on McGeer the need for careful
assessment of student needs before
tuition fees rise, he said. But the
delegation will not be equipped with
the 350 letters signed by UBC
students, protesting the fee hikes,
he added.
"(The letters) are not going
anywhere," he said. "People have
changed the letters so that they request fee increases and people have
added comical stuff. The letters are
not representative of UBC
students."
Soltis said the delegation will also
press the provincial government to
re-examine the existing financial aid
programs for students.
And it will request an investigation of the current proposal to convert the Gage lowrise into a hotel,
he said. Student council will vote on
the issue Wednesday night, he added.
If student council votes to protest
the lowrise proposal, Soltis said he
will "be on the throat of the
government demanding something
be done."
The same requests will also be
brought up with NDP universities
critic Gary Lauk, he said.
The delegation will also meet
with the University of Victoria student council and members of the
B.C. Students' Federation to better
plan strategy to improve student aid
programs.
Delegates will include three
members of the external affairs
committee, AMS vice-president
Marlea Haugen, and AMS administration director Craig Brooks.
Another campaign to collect letters protesting tuition fee hikes will
take place next September, Soltis
said.
"HOLY TRAFFIC CONES, BATMAN, you're right. That is Doug Kenny trying to leap four administration vice-
presidents lying bound and gagged on the roof of Sedgewick library. And you're right, that flimsy ramp will never
get that Sherman tank airborne enough to ... oh my god. That's horrible. I can't look . . ."
Carleton funding cuts 60 courses
OTTAWA (CUP) — Carleton
University has slashed 60 courses
from its summer session this year
because of underfunding and
declining enrolment.
But the university has rejected the
possibility of eliminating the summer session altogether.
Only 115 courses will be offered
compared to an average of 175
courses in the previous three summers.
Significant cuts will take place in
psychology, sociology and anthropology, mathematics, journalism and mass communication.
There will also be reductions in
history and French courses. Only
two political science and humanities
courses will be taught at Carleton
this summer.
Council 'confuses election'
The student council is forcing the
arts undergraduate society into a
confusing sequence of three elections and a referendum, AUS president Bob Staley charged Monday.
The election of representatives to
student council on April 2, following an election Feb. 13 since
declared invalid, must be followed
by another when students return in
September and a new AUS constitution has passed, Staley said.
"It's something forced on us by
student council, something we have
no control over," Staley said.
Student council passed a motion
March 12 ordering the AUS hold
another election by the end of the
month after student court overturned the Feb. 13 election due to constitutional discrepencies and voting
irregularities.
The April 2 election will select
three new arts rerpesentatives to
serve on the student council along
with Staley. As undergraduate
society president Staley is assured a
seat under the AUS constitution.
Student court ordered the
previous representatives return to
serve until another election could be
held to replace those invalidly
elected.
The Alma Mater Society later
decided against AUS requests thai
the elections not be held until a new
AUS constitution is implemented.
"The first elections were fair,"
said Staley. "Student court made
the wrong ruling when it decided
elections could be held again."
Staley said the turnout for the
new election will have a smaller turnout than the last, where four per
cent of arts students cast ballots.
Staley, Brian Roach, Mark
Crawford, Alan Postle and Chris
Fulker are running for three new
positions. Polling stations will be
located at the stack entrance in
Sedgewick library and at the main
entrance to the Buchanan building.
— kevin finnegan photo
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In those departments, 29 full-
credit and 26 half-credit courses will
be deleted.
The number of law courses will
be increased slightly while engineering — mainly computer science
courses — will be virtually unchanged.
Continuing education school
director Don George said the coming summer session will offer the
most important courses to students'
programs.
"We reviewed the department
cuts carefully. It was clear that they
were keeping critical courses in their
programs. Because enrolment in
the summer session over a three
year period had decreased, it seemed reasonable to reduce the number
of courses," he said.
A report found that enrolment
dropped to 4,056 in 1979 from
4,686 in 1977. Average course
enrolment fell to 23 students from
27 over the same period.
George said specific cuts were
recommended after analysing
trends in summer course enrolment
from 1977-79 and the number of
courses offered in each department,
the average class size and overall
registration were evaluated before
deciding on deletions.
But, the cuts were more
numerous than recommended,
George said. "Everybody over-
reduced."
The recommendation was not to
do it in one big jump, but to have a
15 per cent drop over each of the
next two years.
George said he cannot project
how the cuts will affect summer
enrolment. He said if enrolment
"stabilizes" around 4,000 for the
115 courses offered, the summer
session will be "very healthy."
One factor that makes it hard to
estimate possible enrolment is that
some students may take alternative
courses if their first choice is not offered, he said.
Dial-a-fink
for graffiti
OTTAWA (CUP) — It started with
dial-a-prayer and dial-a-bottle. But
dial-a-fink is no dial-a-joke.
Dial-a-fink is Carelton University's latest attempt to rid the campus
of sexist and racist graffiti. The
university has set up a 24-hour
telephone hotline. A recorded
message asks callers to report the
location of offensive graffiti and
university officials check it out.
Graffiti and artwork judged acceptable by an advisory committee
will stay, said Carleton physical
director Jim Whenham, but
everything else will get a coat of
paint. "It's the mindless junk we're
going to get rid of. A lot of it is
sheer vandalism."
The report recommends keeping
a streamlined session. It says the
loss of student revenues from dropping the summer courses completely
would be greater than the teaching
and administration expenses.
"Eliminating just over 170 course
sections would savejome $3,200
lecturer's fees per section for a total
of $550,000," the report states.
"We would forgo, (not collect),
however, income approaching
$2,000,000 in fees and formula income spread over a three year
period."
The report recommends cancelling courses with less than 10
students and keeping those with
more than 14 students.
Anti-nuclear
protestors
to be jailed
Six members of the Pacific Life
Community anti-nuclear protest
group received jail terms in Seattle
Friday for their part in demonstrations last month at the Trident submarine base in Bangor, Wash.
Five of the six, all Americans,
will serve 45 days for re-entry into a
restricted area. The sixth was
sentenced to six months for contempt of court.
The six were among 39 protestors
aged 25 and under sentenced by
judge Gordon Thompson for entering the submarine base in February.
Another 70 protestors from the
same demonstration, aged over 25,
will be sentenced on Friday.
All protestors sentenced last week
were placed on three years probation, while those 25 years old were
also given a six month suspended
sentence.
One Canadian, Franz Maynert,
was among those given suspended
sentences.
Three other demonstrators face
more serious charges after they
entered the strategic weapons facility in the core of the Bangor base
during the protest.
PLC spokesman Ralph Greene
said the group is "looking into new
strategies" after the latest round of
convictions. He said an international protest has been planned for
April 26, the day the second Trident
submarine will be launched in Connecticut.
Greene said protestors are currently making a "march of
survival" from the plant where the
Trident missiles are being constructed to the base at Bangor. The
march will follow the missiles' route
between the Lockhead plant in Sunnyvale, Calif, and the Trident base
south of Seattle. Page 4
THE    UBYSSEY
Tuesday, March 25,1980
^
*Your choice kid—walk home or
bodysurf through rush hour traffic."
THE UBYSSEY
March 25, 1980
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the
AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian
University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is
in room 241K of the Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Co-Editors: Heather Conn and Tom ^Hawthorn
We are here in The Ubyaaay office aa David Simpaon ia about to perform Rewrite in Three Takes by
Tom Hawthornkowski at tha Royal Heatherconn Hall. He advances to the typewriter and the first
movement is begun. Oh, my God, he's entirely destroyed the keyboard and carriage return while
writing the lede. Brian McDonald, Jim Steel and Gary Brookfield applaud vigorously as Julie
Wheelwright, good sport that she is, offers her own sturdy portable, a 1894 Underwood reputedly uaad
by the great Geof Re-write himself. We are about to begin again . . . oh, nol A telephone book thrown
by Kevin Finnegan has just struck the tripewritar, bashing the keys to bits. While Julie Wheelwright
pokes at Verne McDonald with an em ruler, Peter Menyasz is strapping Erica Leiren to a desk and now
they're rolling down into the pit of ordure that has just opened up under Glen Sanford's feet. But wait!
Dave haa climbed to the top of the morgue, haa grabbed an army typewriter and as the bombers come
in to blast the last pockets of resistance, ha'a writing beautifullyl Thia haa never happened to a new
reporter before.
It's movin' time
Oh my gawd ... the thing   . . . it's moving.
That colossus club of immovable matter, the Universities Council
of B.C., has woken from inertia and deemed us worthy enough to
receive provincial capital funds to finance university residences.
Lo, and behold, the group is inching forward, finally acknowledging the drastic need for residence renovations.
But wait. Their progress is in slow, stilted steps. UCBC has not
set limits for housing grants or revealed its interest rates. Even UBC
housing mogul Mike Davis calls the council's newly-announced
funding policy vague. And when he's complaining, we really know
who needs to watch their step. Us.
Davis is still moved by the concept Hotel Gage and is not about
to give up his touted scheme easily. He firmly believes that the
lowrise hotel will go through if the council does not offer a concrete, positive response to UBC housing needs. In other words,
Davis can blame it all on UCBC when he decides to go ahead with
the lowrise. "They didn't give us what we needed," he can say.
"Why blame me?" The council's potential failure to provide sufficient funds for our campus housing could provide a wonderfully
legitimizing air to Davis' plans. If the highest provincial funding
body doesn't give Davis enough, then he's off scot free to find any
means available to generate finances.
And that means the lowrise is waiting impatiently in the wings.
Don't let a glossy UCBC policy convince you that residence
woes are over. The council is simply recognizing at long last a
serious lack of care and attention in the residence department.
Whether funds will be shuffled, re-distributed or increased is not
the issue.
If UBC doesn't get what it needs, Davis will get
moving . . . fast. And that could be the beginning of the end.
End 'putrid morality'
By KURT PREINSPERGER
A lot of phony crap about sex has garnished The
Ubyssey's fare lately, and a lot of prigs got a hearing.
In particular, the paranoia about "sexual harassment" is beginning to get on my nerves. It almost
seems as if a man cannot ask a woman if she wants to
sleep with him without risking the charge of harassing her. It is coming to the point where a lot of men,
when sitting beside a girl, want to talk to her and cannot bring themselves to do so — simply because an
opening remark would put them in the traditional
role of the aggressor. And when I keep hearing of
books like Against Our Will, or lectures on Women
in Jeopardy, or articles about the terrible rape hazard
on campus, I feel branded as another potential rapist
and reinforced in my reserve — and almost a bit guilty whenever I come across a girl in the dark.
Was ours not supposed to be the age of sexual
liberation? What the hell does it matter who goes to
bed with whom! Adults are not accountable for their
sex life, whether sex happens between a professor
and his student, or a penitent and her father confessor, or a politician and his favorite prostitute. I see
nothing wrong with a proposition of sex, and while I
do not dispute a woman's right to say no, I fail to see
how she can make a court case out of "unwanted
sexual advances." It always infuriates me a bit when
women, instead of showing regard for a man's sensibilities, humiliate him for asking a question they
themselves would never have the courage to ask —
humiliate him through indignation or ridicule. Letting the man always take the offensive, a woman
makes no effort, needs no courage, just waits
passively for a chance to boost her ugly little ego by
saying no or, generously, yes. A great many men
dream of women who take the initiative at least half
of the time, and they dream in vain.
Even less I understand the fuss about pornography.
As someone who has enjoyed pornography in
moderate doses ever since puberty, I ask myself why
anyone could possibly object to such a harmless
outlet for frustrated sexual fantasies. Of course,
much of what is offered in pornographic movies is
deplorably inane, an affront even to the lowest intelligence — but I maintain that we need not less pornography, but simply more intelligent, more credible
and, hopefully, more stimulating pornography.
Since porno magazines cater largely to men, often
with displays of knockout beauties, many women
protest resentfully that they are pictured as sex objects. I find it very hard to take this complaint
seriously when I observe, from the way women
package and market themselves, how important being a sex object is for most of them.
And as for the "dignity" of the human body,
especially its female version which is said to be
degraded by pornography: this dignity is totally imaginary. Each one of us is a skeleton wrapped in flesh,
inescapably mortal, controlled by electrochemical
processes and largely ignorant of them, and all talk
of "dignity" is just empty conceit. And in a world
where humanity has become its own worst enemy, a
cancerous growth engulfing the planet with destructive greed, even the value of human life cannot
seriously be upheld — let alone romantic notions of
"dignity".
But why should the depiction of sexual intercourse
feel degrading to some, unless they themselves view it
either as dirty or as something holy — both subjective distortions of a simple instinctual act! Looking
at it in an unaroused state, sex seems indeed shockingly lacking in grace, but we need to be reminded
that the animal in us, by calling the shots of pleasure
and pain, controls our basic motives.
Pornography in North America grosses millions in
sales. That such a need exists in our sexually liberated
perspectives
society, a need for material which helps arouse men
to masturbate proves that our society is perhaps not
so liberated after all. Not every man who needs a
woman succeeds in attracting one, and a great problem many people have, some throughout life, is being ready for love and unable to find it. On the interpersonal marketplace, people are not judged by
their personalities. Our competitive society breeds
losers, but even highly lovable individuals are often
condemned to lonely periods because the
mechanisms for meeting partners are awkward and
defective.
But if people turn to pornography and prostitution
as substitutes for loving sex, we do not help matters
by suppressing prostitution and pornography. What
we should do, instead of busily building ever colder
technological environments, is provide conditions
where sexuality can express itself in warm, healthy
friendships. My point is that we, as a society, have
moved in a direction where friendships become often
difficult to achieve. It is time, therefore, that we
"We need more intelligent,
more credible
and more stimulating
pornography'
should all be more open and honest and direct and
rational in our approach to relationships.
And let me say a word in defence of prostitutes.
No matter what the likes of Brenda Gined think, I
support prostitution because it performs, alongside
pornography, an immensely useful social function.
Granted, prostitution and pornography, are poor
substitutes for the real thing — sex as an expression
of love; but unfortunately, the real thing is not
universally available. Many men owe a lot more to
whores than to good girls, and even good girls owe a
lot to whores: that, very likely, they will never get
raped. Since male demand for free sex and female
supply are so absurdly mismatched, there is keen
competition for those few liberated, promiscuous
women and a desperate need for prostitutes. I have
always sympathized with women's liberation, and
should deplore if the spirit of this movement should
have wasted itself on fighting those men who are actually! the victims of unliberated women: the sex-
starved buyers of carnal merchandise.
In conclusion, I want to express my respect for
gays. Homosexuals, I think, should not only enjoy
every right of heterosexual couples, but should be encouraged, by good publicity, to attract new recruits
to their ranks. To my mind, every form of sex that
does not result in babies is good. While homosexuals
will hardly contribute much to curbing population
growth, they are at least not part of the problem.
I have yet to hear one valid non-religious argument
against pornography, prostitution, abortion,
homosexuality or any other sexual practice engaged
in by consenting adults. The trouble with religious
arguments is that they are not amenable to reason —
and the trouble with religious people is that they
forever try to impose their putrid morality upon
everyone else! I believe that, since moral facts cannot
be shown to exist, every individual and every group,
no matter hjow eccentric, should be accommodated
in our society, as long as their practices do not harm
others. ^	
Perspectives is a column of analysis, opinion, com-
mentary and utter nonsense open to all members of
the university community.
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The recent occurrence of several
attacks directed against women on
campus, involving rape and
physical violence, has again raised
concerns as to the safety of women
returning home alone at night from
various study areas dispersed
around the campus. The continued
spatial growth of the university,
and its outstripping of the lighting
facilities and policing services,
generally provided for a small city
of its size, obviously aggravates this
situation. A solution is required
which is inexpensive, easy to maintain, and acts as a deterrent to
would-be offenders.
Currently, there are several major
areas of study on campus, most
noteable of these being Sedgewick,
Main, Law, and Woodward
libraries. From these areas, students
return either to their rooms in
Gage, Totem Park, or Vanier
residences, the bus stop or their
cars in any one of several parking
lots located on campus. It is en
route to these destinations that
most of the incidents occur, consequently if it is possible to reduce the
number of female students walking
home or to their cars alone, the
number of assaults should be reduced.
Briefly,   the   proposed   system
would work as follows:
• A departure schedule would be
posted,  (possibly on an easel of
some sort, in a prominent location
We have a right to work 'under dictates
of our consciences with no harassment*
A few days ago I was prompted
by the abundance of posters on
campus urging TAs to vote in favor
of union representation to try a little experiment. Being morally opposed to union philosophy and tactics (although sympathetic to the
specific grievances of other TAs) I
placed two posters in the Bios-
ciences building urging TAs to vote
against the union. It was the purpose of this project to determine the
attitude of union supporters toward
dissenters by monitoring the fate of
these two posters.
Early the next morning I noted
that one of the posters had already
been removed. Assuming that this
was the work of a zealous custodian
I made another poster. As the day
progressed, one poster drew several
rebuttals including a few that were
not to complementary. The other
poster had been replaced by one of
the standard pro-union posters. It
too bore a rebuttal.
Although by the time this letter is
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printed the question of a TA union
will have been settled for the time
being, I still feel that the results of
this simple study deserve serious
thought. Although union
organizers stress unity and
brotherhood, what options are
there for those who are TAs but
who don't share their grievances
and/or their proposed method of
attaining satisfaction?
Apparently, there are those
among the union supporters who do
not respect the right of this minority
to dissent. What will protect us
from people who would deny us not
only the right of free speech but
also the right to personally decide
whether to support union actions
which may be contrary to our personal convictions?
The fate of my two missing
posters and the defacing of the one
remaining poster are a small matter.
What is a larger matter is our
freedom and right to work under
the dictates of our own consciences
without fear of harassment.
Perhaps I'm over-reacting to the actions of a few union supporters
heady over an almost sure victory in
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the polls. But what is to prevent
these same zealots from threatening
us, our research, or our families
when we bear the label of "scab"?
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Sob, sob. Boo hoo. Alas, alack.
Pity. It's that time of year again
folks (sniff, sniff) when all good
things must come to an end. That
means that after this Friday, no
more letters will grace the pages of
The Ubyssey until September.
So, if your internal system is still
stuffed with hate, writhing with
wrath or bursting with bile, spill out
your guts in the letters section (it's
your last chance). Or if you feel just
plain humorous, comical, nonsensical, licentious, sarcastic, dastardly
or dull, drop us a line and we'll
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We're in 241k (same as always)
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in the library. On this schedule
would be listed departure times and
destinations. Departure times
would be set at 15 to 30 minute intervals, and destinations would include any one of the residences,
parking lots, or sections thereof.
• A male student (a member of the
sponsoring undergraduate society),
would examine the schedule upon
arrival at the library, and sign his
name adjacent the appropriate location on the schedule, indicating his
willingness to join a group of
students leaving campus at the same
time and under similar circumstances.
• Female students wishing to join
the groups simply check the
schedule, and leave a checkmark
adjacent to the appropriate time-
destination slot. Several female
students may form a group, which
would serve the system just as well.
• At the appropriate time, the
students meet in the area adjacent
to the schedule, at which time it
would be appropriate for the male
to show identification if asked, and
the female student is able to judge if
she wishes to walk to her destination with him. (Recall that the male
has signed up several hours earlier,
must have appropriate identification, and is first encountered in a
well-lit, crowded library. We feel
this alone will act as a deterrent to
those who might abuse the system.)
Obviously, the success of the
system is contingent upon its acceptance and use by those for whom it
was designed. It requires dependable male students to indicate their
departure times and destinations,
and women with a reasonably
mature attitude towards the intent
of the system. Consequently, we feel
that rather than let this proposal
become fodder for any one of a
number of committees on campus,
we should implement the system for
a trial run at Sedgewick library,
where students using main library
might also avail themselves of the
system. Since undergraduate
engineers frequent these libraries in
large numbers, the engineering
undergraduate society has officially
sanctioned this proposal, and has
agreed to encourage its members
to participate. Success of the program here would mean expansion to
other libraries, possibly supported
by other undergraduate groups.
It is obvious that the real merit of
the system lies in its simplicity. It
requires a small initial investment in
advertising, and only the cooperation of conscientious individuals on
campus. It is hoped that through
this trial run, we determine whether
the system can provide a contribution to improved security on campus.
In order to accommodate individuals studying in more remote
areas of the campus, we hope to improve the campus-van service currently in operation to provide service to buildings not situated along
heavily-used pedestrian routes.
Through the cooperation of the
campus patrol, it may be possible to
initiate a dial-a-bus service departing from areas not served by the
group system previously outlined.
We welcome any criticisms or
comments on this proposal, given
either directly to us or care of this
paper. Certainly the logistics of the
system must be worked out prior to
implementation, and we hope that
your feedback might help eliminate
some of the problems we might initially encounter. We look forward
to your cooperation.
A. Berzins
A. Chan Page 6
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THE    UBYSSEY
Page 7
Allegations of A US
goofs are 'inaccurate'
It is indeed unfortunate that the
executive of the arts undergraduate
society must respond to the allegations raised about its conduct in the
Friday March 21 issue of The
Ubyssey. Unfortunate because the
letter which sparked those allegations was too full of inaccuracies to
be taken seriously. Unfortunate
because The Ubyssey chose to
regurgitate those inaccuracies instead of objectively reviewing and
then dismissing those inaccuracies.
Point by point then, a review of
the allegations raised in the letter by
Alan Postle and Chris Fulker:
• "Giving away free beer at an
unlicensed arts bear garden." —
This happened. At that time when
the liquor control board was refusing to issue special occasion permits, the AUS executive was of the
understanding that we could hold
our fortnightly bear garden as long
as liquor was not sold. Therefore, it
was not sold. This is nothing more
than a logical extension of our
philosophy: that those who participate in AUS events should
benefit the most. All AUS sponsored events are designed so that
those who participate will benefit
more than those who don't show
up. Nothing sinister about that.
(Even The Ubyssey, from time to
time, gives away free brew to lure
staffers.)
• "Blowing $700 on a punk concert on Feb. 28 that only about 50
people attended." — New wave,
not punk. Also, attendance, taken
at the door, was put at approximately 275 people.
• "Attempting to shove a new and
corrupt arts constitution through
which was released to the students
on the day on which it was to be
voted on." — The final draft of the
proposed constitution was not
available from the printers until the
morning of the vote, something
beyond the control of the AUS executive. But all members of the
AUS executive were free to discuss
the substance and detail of the
changes with anyone who asked.
No one asked. Corrupt? No. Needed? Yes. Our present constitution is
14 years old and unworkable. We
need a new constitution to function
more efficiently.
• "Allocating $350 for "security"
to a dance that had sold two tickets
four days prior to the event (tickets
were eventually being given away
free because they couldn't be
sold ... oh, and the band cost
$850" — Not one penny was spent
on security for anything. Certainly
not   $350.   Approximately   200
tickets were sold to the dance and
about another 150 were given away
free to those who attended the arts
week bear garden, as a reward for
attending the event. They weren't
given away out of desperation.
More than 2 tickets were sold four
days prior to the event. Oh, and the
band cost $500.
• "Total so far: more than $3,000
on punk concerts with low (very) attendance (i.e. 50people)." — Total
so far, approximately $1,500 spent
on new wave concerts with average
attendance of 350 people. Nothing
spent on punk concerts.
• "Spending several more hundreds of dollars to fly that plane-
with-banner around campus for one
hour to announce an expensive 'arts
week' that was at best
'noticeable' " — The plane flew for
2'/2 hours, not one hour. Decide for
yourself whether it was effective
advertising or not.
• "Then saying they couldn't afford a charitable donation during
'arts week' " — The AUS donated
$198 on a challenge from the
engineers, and raised another $200
from donations from arts students
during arts week, all of which went
to the CFOX Children's Hospital
Fund. Total: approximately $400.
• "Spending $380 for an arts executive private dinner at the
Harvest Eating House in exclusive
North Vancouver (seven member
exec. . . . guess whose money it
is?)" — This dinner was attended
by 15 people who had put a significant amount of effort into making
the AUS work over the past year.
These are the people who keep office hours, staff bear gardens,
organize events. Often thanklessly.
It is precious little remuneration for
sleepless nights and lower grades.
The annual executive dinner is the
traditional way of rewarding those
who have made a positive contribution to the AUS.
• "Cause there are no minutes of
executive meetings available, no
budget yet submitted this year, no
strict office hours ..." —
Minutes of AUS executive meetings
are available, as always, from Buch.
107, or at the AMS business office.
Our budget has not been submitted
because it is not required until May
1. No office hours are posted
because someone is almost always
in Buch. 107.
Quite   obviously,   the   letter   is
totally inaccurate.
Bob Staley
for the executive
arts undergraduate society
Goodness, bless my soul
Thank you for using The Christian Science Monitor in your March 18
article about CTV's W5 program as an example of a paper which strives
for accuracy and seldom goes beyond "simple error." This has been the
earnest endeavor of the Monitor since its first issue in 1908. The
paper's willingness to wait for solid confirmation of facts has sometimes
meant being scooped by other papers, but it also has prevented "egg on
face" in some instances, such as the headline reporting by many other
papers of Dr. Frederick Cook's discovery of the North Pole in 1909,
later proved fraudulent.
However, the Monitor has not been shy about going out on a limb on
behalf of far-out new ideas or new discoveries, wishing to encourage inventors who are endeavoring to break through various boundaries of
limitation no matter how avante garde they might appear. The
possibilities and far-reaching effects of television were seriously
reported in February of 1910.
While the international daily tackles important world issues head on,
a continual guideline to veer any coverage away from sensationalism or
character defamation is the paper's motto by its founder, Mary Baker
Eddy, "to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." The Ubyssey's article in defence of Chinese-Canadian students reflects the spirit of this
motto.
Edward K. Jones
christian science
committee on publication for B.C.
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Tuesday, March 25,1980
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Rowers need
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ALL SMILES FOR CAMERA, UBC men's lightweight crew is oblivious to
other boat traffic on Burnaby Lake during UBC Invitational regatta Saturday. Shortly after this picture was taken lightweights collided with varsity
— Jim steal photo
crew, damaging both boats and forcing crews to drop out of race. Women
were more successful, winning varsity eights and managing to stay afloat.
'Birds dropping out of sight after long year
The Thunderbird rugby team
finished the Vancouver Rugby
Union season Saturday with a 16-0
thrashing of Ex-Britannia. The
Thunderbirds got tries from Roy
Hoolihan and John Olesen, a drop
goal by Graham Taylor and a
penalty goal and a convert by Don
Halliday in the game.
The Braves ended their season
with a 13-6 win over Ex-Brits' second team, while the Totems lost
to third division Ex-Brits 25-0. The
freshman   team   lost   8-3   to   the
Scribes.
The Thunderbirds will play one
more game before exams against
the VRU representative team in
McKechnie Cup action Saturday. A
win would give UBC the cup,
emblematic of rugby union
supremacy, for the second consecutive year.
*    *    *
The Thunderette field hockey
team is holding a fund raising drive
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will be hosting a car wash at McDonald's restaurant at 41st and
West Boulevard on Saturday from
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back from your two dollars only if
you don't want your car vacuumed
as well.
The UBC men's tennis team
defeated the University of Oregon
team 6-3 in action Wednesday at the
winter sports centre courts. The
UBC team lost only two singles
matches  and  one  doubles  match
during the meet against the strong
American team.
The men's team is hosting the
B.C. Indoor Championships in the
armouries with competition running today through Sunday.
*    *    *
The women's athletics big block
banquet will be held tomorrow in
the faculty club at 5:30 p.m. The
team of the year and athlete of the
year will be named, as well as recipients of varsity letters.
At the men's big block banquet
Thursday, football players Kevin
Konar and Jack Hirose were awarded the Bobby Gaul trophy.
Rowing has been described as the
only activity in the world where the
participants sit on their asses and go
backwards, yet still have the nerve
to call it a sport.
But all that presents a small problem. The only person watching
where the damn thing is going is a
short guy at the very back.
That problem grew to major proportions Saturday at the UBC Invitational regatta on Burnaby Lake,
when the UBC men's varsity and
lightweight eights had a head-on
collision while warming up for their
event. The collision damaged both
boats and knocked varsity boatman
Chuck Addison into the lake, ripping his footholds from the boat.
Addison was struck on the back by
an oar and was hospitalized briefly
for a back injury.
Neither boat was in racing condition after the accident. The varsity
women, competing in their first
race since being suspended from
competition for disciplinary reasons
several months ago, won the university eights and placed second in the
open eights. They were defeated in
the open event by the Burnaby Lake
crew, which is composed of the national team.
The varsity women's fours placed
third, while the junior varsity eights
finished fourth.
The junior varsity men managed
to avoid all unnatural obstacles to
place third in the eights, while the
freshmen eights won the senior
"C" event and the freshmen eights,
and placed fourth in the JV eights.
The crews will travel to Corvallis,
Oregon for a regatta next weekend,
with the varsity crews going to San
Diego Classic the following week.
That's a 30,
my friends
The clear white light having
become a blinding reality, it's time
to say thanks to all those who
cooperated, aided and abetted.
Coaches, managers and athletes,
may you all win one way tickets to
Pango-Pango and rest forever in
the sun.
And a special thanks to the
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