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Array Fee hikes seen in future
By GEOF WHEELWRIGHT
Tuition fee increases of between $70 and
$100 might go into effect as soon as next fall,
UBC administration president Doug Kenny
said Wednesday.
He said the university will definitely have
to consider a tuition fee increase for next fall
and added that if increases were necessary he
hoped they could be implemented
simultaneously at Simon Fraser University,
the University of Victoria and UBC, with a
cooperative financial strategy among the
universities.
Kenny said he has no doubt there will be a
discussion of tuition fees between the three
universities in an attempt to formulate a
comprehensive fee policy.
This would be a wise move, Universities
Council of B.C. chairman Bill Gibson said
Kenny considers raising tuition
and plans B.C. university talks
Wednesday. If fees are increased, then
student aid should also be increased, he said.
Gibson said SFU is also considering fee
increases.
"When the council visited SFU, Dr.
(Pauline) Jewett (outgoing SFU administration president) spoke about fees," he
said.
Kenny said part of the money raised from
tuition increases should go into a fund for
student aid and bursaries. He said he would
welcome reaction from students when the
board of governors considers fee increases
and added he has already received a brief
from the Alma Mater Society on the subject
of tuition.
But the AMS statement does not
specifically concern tuition, AMS president
Paul Sandhu said.
"The AMS presented a statement of
concerns and that's what he's referring to,"
said Sandhu.
Sandhu said the statement did mention
tuition fees, announcing AMS opposition to
further tuition increases.
The SFU board has decided to give
students a chance to voice their opinions
before making a decision on fee increases.
When the board decides to discuss possible
tuition fee increases a meeting open to
students, for discussion of the issue, will be
held, the board decided Tuesday.
Sandhu said if universities are to have a
'public policy' on tuition, they should not
make their decisions behind closed doors,
but must invite the public sector to participate in the process.
It is irresponsible of UBC to initiate
discussion on tuition fees without, doing a
comprehensive student accessibility study,
AMS external affairs officer Kate Andrew
said.
She said the provincial government and the
board have learned their lesson about tuition
fee increases in 1977 and will not raise them
by a large amount in a year. She said their
See page 9: B.C.
—peter menyasz photo
NAKED CONEHEADS CAUGHT in act of perverse pleasure were snapped by photog with their cones off. Con-
eheads, generally thought only to exist on television, in fact are often spotted on campus. But seriously folks, Ben
Miller, left, and Len Rigg are setting up goalposts for T-Cup charity classic football game today at noon on Mclnnes field, next to SUB. Cones,   er, hats off to organizers.
Fanfare fazes food freaks
WINNIPEG (CUP) — It's called a "suggestive
selling technique'', but students at the University of
Manitoba think of it as an insulting monkey see -
monkey do advertising gimmick.
"It" consists of a loudspeaker at the U of M's fast
food cafeteria in the University Centre's main floor.
When an order for food is received from a student it
is repeated over the loudspeaker so other people in
the centre hear it and supposedly take it as a
"suggestion" to buy food themselves.
But students, rather than heeding the call to the
trough, have complained to the U of M's food
services committee that the technique is offensive
and annoying.
Cameron Hay, a student representative on the
committee, said he has called for the cafeteria to stop
the broadcasting of food orders, but the
management has refused to take action.
"It's a blatant marketing technique," Hay said.
"McDonalds seems to be quite successful without
it."
But Don LeBlanc of Food Services said the
cafeteria will continue unless management finds it is
having a detrimental effect on business.
"I would doubt that we're driving people away,"
he said. "We're not philanthropists but if we find
that we're losing business, we'd remove it."
J.D. Wharton, marketing professor in the faculty
of administrative studies, says the technique is used
to make customers aware of products available and
said she doubts the loudspeaker would turn off
enough people to render it ineffective.
Students set
to bite hand
By HEATHER CONN
Most students are willing to bite
the hand that feeds them in the current Alma Mater Society fee
referendum, according to a random
survey taken Wednesday.
Students questioned outside SUB
offered a varied assessment of AMS
spending and suggested better
management and distribution of the
society's funds.
"They do whatever they want
with it (the money)," said Darrell
Croft, Totem Park Residence
Association president. "I don't
think they need a referendum."
He said he has always asked the
AMS for more financial backing
for the residences, but has met with
little success. Croft said he voted
against the referendum and added
only about 70 people have voted so
far at Totem Park.
"It's not a great referendum. It's
a crock of bull. The say beer will
go up to $1.10. It would happen
anyway. The Pit's getting lots of
business."
He said the AMS should take
money out of The Ubyssey and the
newspaper should be cut back to
one issue a week. But he added the
student newspaper should not cutback its "great cartoons" or its
coverage of Canadian University
Press articles.
Kathleen Ball, education 5,
disagreed, saying the AMS needs
more money, because there are
fewer students.
"They've had the same fee for a
long, long time. There are less people, but more facilities. Clubs
shouldn't be cut back," she said.
She said many students do not
realize what goes on within the
AMS and added she could not see
why The Ubyssey should be cut
back.
"I remember when The Ubyssey
was cut back to two days and
everybody was wondering what was
going on. Three days is good," she
said.
Ball said the suggested $2 increase
was hardly a substantial financial
worry compared to regular tuition
fees.
Maureen Chan, pharmacy 1, said
the referendum was better as simply
a yes or no ballot and added she
thought a $2 increase was fair.
Chan said she has not decided
whether to vote or not and claimed
she would have to think about it.
The current AMS deficit is due to
both mismanagement of funds and
lack of money, she said.
Chan added she would not mind
AMS money being used for CITR,
although she said she did not listen
to it. She said The Ubyssey should
not be cut back to a weekly publication.
"That's not too good an idea,"
she said.
John Woudzia, arts 4, said he
agreed and added he voted for the
increase so The Ubyssey will not be
affected financially. He said he
thought the AMS would distribute
See page 11: STUDENTS
Feds bust strike
as postfes go back
OTTAWA (CUP) — Canadian
Union of Postal Workers president
Jean-Claude Parrot asked striking
postal workers to return to their
jobs Wednesday after the federal
government threatened them with
mass firings.
The government had threatened
to use a post office regulation
allowing it to dismiss workers who
did not show up for work after
seven days without "proper
cause." After that time, the post
office considers them to have
"abandoned" the job.
"We have continued to fight
when the government deprived us
of the legal right to negotiate and to
strike, but now they deprive individual members of the right to
defend themselves (from being
fired)," said Parrot at a hurriedly-
called press conference that
evening. He said he didn't think the
government was bluffing in its
threat.
Parrot's call for an end to the
seven-day strike came at the end oi
a day which saw the RCMP raid
CUPW's Ottawa headquarters and
regional offices across Canada. In
most cases, the RCMP had
warrants to search for unspecified
union documents.
Parrot and four other member!;
of the CUPW national executive
were also ordered to appear in the
Ontario supreme court this mor
ning to face charges of counselling
union members to disobey an act oi"
parliament. Warrants were issued
for their arrest, but were not served
after the executive agreed to appear
voluntarily, Parrot said.
In Vancouver postal worker:;
were reporting to work for Wednesday night shifts after summonses for 31 CUPW members,
including the regional executive,
were issued.
RCMP officers conducted a raid
on      the      union's      regional
headquarters in New Westminster
See page 9: POSTAL Pag* 2
THE      UBYSSEY
Thursday, October 26, 1978
Well-to-do students favored
OTTAWA (CUP) — Ontario's
post-secondary institutions favor
students with well-to-do parents at
the expense of poorer families,
according to a study released by the
Ontario Economic Council.
"The principal net gainers from
the university system are the middle
and upper income groups at the
expense of the lower income
groups," said professor Ozay Meh-
met, author of the report.
In the 62-page document released
this month, Mehmet blamed
inadequacies in Ontario student aid
programs for the inequality of
access to post-secondary education.
He said most student aid money
currently goes to middle and upper
income students.
In 1974, only 8.7 per cent of
students graduating from Ontario
universities came from families
within the under $6,000 income
bracket, even though a third of that
group pay income tax, the report
said. "In this sense the university
system is a large public expenditure
program in which the relatively
poor subsidize the relatively rich,"
Mehmet said.
In contrast, 20.2 per cent of
students come from the $6-10,000
income bracket, 34.1 per cent from
the $10-15,000 income range, 24.1
percent from the $15-25,000 range,
and 12 per cent from the $25,000
and over group.
Another reason outlined in the
study for the low participation rate
of poorer students was the reluctance of those students, and their
parents, to set aside the money
required to attend post-secondary
institutions. This decision is usually
made while a person is in the ninth
grade, when students have to decide
whether to enter the academic
stream or the technical or
vocational stream,  said  Mehmet.
"If   aid   funds   were   made
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SMALL WORLD!
UNITED NATIONS'
International Year of the Child
1979
October 24th is U.N. Day ■- only
72 days before the beginning of Ihe
biggest year lor .little people everywhere: .the International Year ot
the Child in 1979.
The Year will tonus the .attention
of the world on the rights of children.
Certainly one of the most important rights of all, is the right to
knowledge of God, and of His purpose for our lives. That purpose, as
set forth in the Teachings of Baha'
u'llah, Founder of the Baha'i Faith,
is the achievement of the unity of
mankind.
During the International Year of
the Child, the Baha'i Community
looks forward to working with the
UN., man's best instrument yet devised to achieve the ideal of a u-
nited world, in continuing service
to this 'small world.'
-THE BAHA'I FAITH
Open Discussions
EVERY TUESDAY
NOON SUB 113
available before admission to
university, as a result of fuller
publicity among high school
students, there might be a higher
flow of lower income children from
high school to university," he said.
The money would actually be
provided after admission, he added.
Mehmet found an even lower
participation rate in certain
professional fields, specifically law,
medicine, and dentristry. These
courses usually favor students who
have a parent already in one of
those fields.
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Representatives will be available on campus on November
15, 16 and 17 at the Canada Employment Centre to
interview graduates for the Vancouver office 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 Canada Employment Centre should mail
before November 24 a copy of their U.C.P.A. form or personal resume and most recent transcript of marks to:
Personnel Manager,
Price Waterhouse & Co.,
1075 West Georgia Street,
Vancouver, B.C. V6E 3G1
Additional information is available at the
Canada Employment Centre on campus.
TODAY
and FRIDAY
AMS
Polling Stations will be in the following locations:
THURS.—Sub, Sedge, IRC, Ceme,
Angus, Buch, Hebb, Scarfe, and Law
FRI.—Sub, Sedge, MacMillan, Angus,
Buch, Scarfe and Computer Science
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Geologists and Geological Assistants wanted for
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more years field experience are desired. For further
information please contact the Canada Employment Centre on Campus.
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benefits and our salaries are competitive if
not better.
For further information contact
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"THUNDERBIRD-
SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS
FRIDAY — OCT. 27
* ICE HOCKEY — 7:30 p.m.
Grads vs Thunderbirds
Winter Sports Centre
* BASKETBALL — 8:30 p.m.
Thunderbirds vs Puccini's Sr. "A"
War Memorial Gym
SATURDAY — OCT. 28
FOOTBALL — 2:00 p.m.
Thunderbirds vs University of
Alberta "Golden Bears"
Fight for W.I.F.L. Playoff Spot
* BASKETBALL — 8:30 p.m.
Thunderbirds vs Burnaby Sr. "A"
War Memorial Gym
* ICE HOCKEY — 11 a.m.
Alumni Old-Timers Game
Winter Sports Centre
* SOCCER — 4:00 p.m.
Thunderbirds vs
Un. of Alberta "Golden Bears"
LUBC STUDENTS FREE ADMISSION J Thursday, October 26, 1978
THE      UBYSSEY
Pag* 3
Women workers face
•:•:•
r health
OTTAWA (CUP) — Women's
health will decline as women
continue to enter industrial occupations which have poor health
records, according to a report on
occupational health hazards to
women.
Prepared for the Advisory
Council on the Status of Women,
the study points out women are
increasing their exposure to occupational health hazards as they
enter the work force in greater
numbers and do a wider variety of
jobs.
The report discusses, the health
hazards in a number of occupations
dominated by women. It says:
• dentists, dental nurses, assistants
and technicians exposed to
anesthetic gases, mercury and
radiation risk increased incidence
of liver disease,  central nervous
system changes, danger to fetuses
from radiation and mercury
crossing the placenta, and an increased rate of spontaneous
abortion;
• hospital employees such as
nurses, doctors, lab technicians,
cleaning and laundry staff, cooks
and dieticians exposed to
anaesthetic gases and radiation may
face higher incidences of spontaneous abortion, congenital abnormalities in children, and cancer;
• airline flight attendants experiencing fatigue, caused by
changes in time and climate, jet lag,
work stress and loss of sleep man
suffer changes in heart-rate, body
temperture, blood pressure, live
and kidney function and menstrual
cycle, and;
• textile industry workers exposed
to a variety of chemicals, lint and
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dust, fatigue and asbestos risk
higher rates of skin and internal
cancer, lung diseases, and
asbestosis.
When pregnant women remain in
the work force, there are hundreds
of substances or conditions which
jeopardize the health of the mother
or fetus, the study says. A few of
the suspected hazards are anesthetic
gases, beryllium, carbon monoxide,
synthetic hormones, heat, infection, lead and pesticides.
Discussing occupation health
hazards peculiar to women, the
report notes factory workers exposed to a combination of
hydrocarbons like benzine, toluene
and xylene, and viscose factory
workers exposed to carbon
disulfide risk changes in menstrual patterns, with especially more
intense  and   prolonged  bleeding.
It also challenges the long-held
assumption that fatigue suffered by
many working women is the result
of women's bodies not being able to
withstand the same work as men.
"Some theorists now believe that
fatigue is not due to sex differences
as such, but is attributable to the
fact that women often have two
full-time jobs. As well as employment in the work force, the
mother is often manager of the
home and family. The latter job is
time-consuming, and may be
physically, emotionally, and
psychologically demanding," it
says.
Though the report deals with the
45 per cent of women in the paid
work force, it points out the
remaining percentage of women
work and face health hazards, an,d
also face indirect risks through their
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PHYSICAL PLANT EMPLOYEE cleans up mess after Ubyssey droogs
rampaged in an effort to create news late Wednesday afternoon. Actually,
smashed window is result of a large gust of wind that blew already loose
—richard schreiner photo
window in Lassere building to an untimely and unexpected demise, early
Wednesday morning. No one was injured by the broken glass, except fine
arts students chilled by the surprise addition to Lassere's air-conditioning.
Genelle protesters cheered into court
CASTLEGAR (CUP) —
Arrested while attempting to halt
uranium exploration, three men
from Genelle were brought to trial
here Tuesday.
And in Rock Creek, 120 miles to
the west in the Kettle valley, an
overflow crowd of more than 300
jammed    the    tiny    community's
largest hall that evening to hear a
panel of experts warn of the
dangers of uranium mining.
They heard a rancher, labor
union leaders, the B.C. Medical
Association and a nuclear physicist
all oppose any uranium exploration
or mining in B.C.
And they cheered when one of
the lawyers representing the Genelle
3 was asked how to oppose the
exploration.
"The people of Genelle know
what to do."
Lawyer Craig Patterson returned
to Castlegar immediately to appear
at the continued trial Wednesday,
this time held in Rossland, 40 miles
Canadian svds to flow again at Pit
The Pit stockroom has enough Canadian beer to
give anyone a hangover and it will again be flowing
freely at the end of the week, Pit manager Rick
Papineau said Wednesday.
The reason there has been an absence of Canadian
beer, is because stockpiled American beer had to be
sold first, said Papineau.
"We're trying to get rid of it. We stockpiled
American beer during the summer and we had to sell
it instead of wasting money."
Canadian draft and bottles will be available Friday
and Saturday and procedures will be back to normal
v by the end of next week,   Papineau said
But more than eight skids (1,680 cans) of Olympia
will have to be sold before the Canadian product
becomes available, he said.
"We were going through the American beer
quickly, but if we put out Canadian beer, the
American wouldn't sell. If you go down to the liquor
store today you'll be lucky to get Canadian beer."
There have been no problems in selling the
American beer, and some students have even
requested it, Papineau said.
"We've had no problem at all selling it. We even
found that there are quite a lot of students and guests
asking for American beer.
southwest of here. The trial follows
the schedule of a circuit judge.
The three men were arrested July
10, when they sat in a roadway to
stop a uranium exploration crew's
bulldozer.
The crew was on its way to an
exploration site in the China Creek
watershed, source of Genelle's
water supply.
At the trial Tuesday the head of
the exploration crew testified they
had done exploration work in the
watershed for about a year before
confrontation with Genelle people
began in July of this year.
During that time, he said, he
took no precautions to safeguard
the creek water and did not know it
was a community water supply until
Genelle citizens barricaded the
access road to the exploration site.
At Rock Creek, Patterson explained the defence will establish
that under criminal law people are
allowed to do whatever is necessary
to protect themselves.
husbands and families. It notes that
one American study found a
significantly increased rate of
spontaneous abortion among the
wives of dentists exposed to
anesthetic gases.
"Home duties have a number of
specific occupational hazards, such
as exposure to solvents, boredom,
and numerous types of accidents."
The report concludes that much
research on occupational hazards to
women is inconclusive and in
Canada there is not the attention to
hazards affecting women there has
been in other countries such as the
U.S.
"Why does most research
concentrate on males, when two-
fifths of the work force is female?"
the report asks.
Politicians
call for AMS
task force
In the face of student protests
against the Alma Mater Society fee
referendum, two AMS officers
have proposed the creation of a
task force to establish financial
priorities.
Paul Sandhu and Glenn Wong will
present their proposal to the
student representative assembly at
their next meeting, if the AMS
referendum passes.
"I would resign if they (SRA)
rejected this proposal," AMS
president Paul Sandhu said
Wednesday.
AMS finance director Glenn
Wong is also initiating the
proposal.
The task force will hear submissions from clubs and interest
groups on campus. The proposal
also calls for the organization of
public forums on the allocation of
AMS funds, particularly the extra
$46,000 which will be collected in
September if this week's
referendum passes.
The task force would establish a
"constituency aid plan" to govern
the future distribution of AMS
money and it will have the power to
scrutinize groups to determine their
need for services, said Sandhu.
The task force proposal was the
result of discussions held over the
past two weeks between Sandhu,
Wong, and representatives of clubs
and undergraduate societies,
Sandhu said.
"The AMS must be more
responsive to student needs," he
said.
Sandhu said student groups
wanted the money spent on services, not government administration. Sandhu said he hoped
to form the task force as soon as
possible, to operate until March.
Sandhu said the present AMS
budget committee was not capable
of meeting with student groups and
establishing spen'ding priorities,
because the budget committee only
meets during the summer.
"We're saying 'we've got the
money, tell us how you want it
spent', We want to do something
now."
He said the task force would not
be formed if the fee referendum
was not passed.
"If it doesn't pass, you'd just be
talking about where to make cuts."
Wong said only three groups got
budget increases this year excluding
administration. Intramurals
received S440 for an aquatic centre
program, the SUB art gallery got a
10 per cent increase to $200, while
The Ubyssey got $1,000, a 2.8 per
cent increase.
Wong said the task force's
recommendations will be presented
to   next   year's   SRA. Pag* 4
THE      UBYSSEY
Thursday, October 26, 1978
Struck out
The botch-up at the post office is tragic. It's tragic because it
forced law-abiding citizens to be castigated as criminals, tragic
because millions of Canadians and many businesses were harmed, not just inconvenienced, and tragic because it never needed
to happen.
Letters to the editor in this paper have taken opposing sides in
the issue; some painting the union as the villain and others placing the blame on the federal government.
The real story is that of a tired, spent government. It has ceased to govern. Instead, it is bumbling from crisis to crisis because
of poor long-term goals, a weak cabinet and disillusioned Canadians. The post office fiasco is only the latest example.
The recent strike was not a surprise confrontation which suddenly flared up without warning. Everyone, including the post
office, both union and management, mail service customers and
the government have known for many years that all was not well
with the service.
The post office dispute has been going on for a long time like
a festering sore, which, left untreated for so long, has infected
the entire body politic.
The recent strike and the government's reaction to it bodes ill
for the future. There was a chance, albeit a small one, that the
opposing sides could have come to some sort of agreement, not
just for the present contract, but for the long-term operation of
the post office. Those hopes have been dashed.
The ham-fisted manner with which the government handled
this crisis will come to haunt them in the future. There will be little chance of reconciliation now, even with the workers on the
job. There is bitterness and even hate directed towards a
government which would imprison their leaders.
The resort to armed force by a government to manage the internal affairs of a country indicates the failure of that government to govern.
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Letters
Vote gives candy to bad mouth baby
After closely perusing the Alma
Mater Society budget, I cannot
bring myself to support the
referendum which would increase
the AMS fees by $2.
In this era of rampant
"bureaucratic" spending, (with the
greatest percentage increases
coming from municipal and
provincial governments, not Ottawa) it is extremely disheartening
to see our local horde of "busy
bodies" as well as those whose
lifeblood (ie. cold hard cash) comes
from them, jump on the bandwagon of "over spending" and
propose more increases to the
student's ever thinning pocket-
book.
The fact that an increase hasn't
occurred in 30 years is irrelevant
today. What is important, is that
the student body has rejected any
proposed increase in fees (be they
general or specific) for the past
three years. Surely this must be a
sign to the representative assembly
that there is no longer great confidence that funds are being spent
wisely and that any additional
funds will be wallowed away or
sucked up by the numerous "administrative" areas.
Africa protected by bucks
R.R. Creech's letter (Oct. 24)
accuses The Ubyssey of providing
"slanted coverage of South
Africa". Creech's attack appears to
be motivated not by a sense of fair
play but rather ignorance and
racism.
Creech calls both Rhodesia and
South Africa "democratic
governments." I challenge him to
produce a definition of democracy
which would" apply to either of
these countries.
Is a country democratic when it
deprives the majority of basic
rights: health care, education,
liveable wages, the right to organize
trade unions and the right to vote?
Is    it    democratic    if    it    in
stitutionalizes racism, has a state
policy of separating families,
deports hundreds of thousands of
people to barren reservations incapable even of providing a living
for the people already living there?
Creech mentions that the
"'white' democratic governments
offer a superior, enhanced
lifestyle." But for whom? Certainly
not the majority of people in those
countries. I can't accept that a
lifestyle based on the brutal exploitation of other people is one
which is "superior or enhanced."
The poor conditions in most
African countries are a direct result
of (white)  colonialism   and   neo-
THE UBYSSEY
OCTOBER 26, 1978
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
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Editor: Mike Bocking
There was no news. Not much, anyway. Desperate staffers tried to wash their troubles away by
drowning themselves in screwdrivers (the liquid version). "Patience my ass, I think I'll go out and kill
somebody!" yelled Glen Schaefer. "Somebody? Shit, at least make it a mass murder, we can squeeze
a page out of that!" chorused Bill Tieleman, Tom Hawthorn and Heather Conn. "How about pics?"
asked patriarch Mike Bocking. Peter Menyasz and Richard Schreiner solemnly shook their heads.
"Nothing but goddamn moulting trees, we keep the good stuff for our private collection", they said,
exchanging sly winks. "Thank God for Onan, it fills a page and gives us enough letters for a monthl"
sighed Jeff Rankin. "And I thought you liked me for my body," intoned Verne McDonald through a
belladonic haze. "Chess, anyone?" asked Kevin McGee as he watched Geof and Julie Wheelwright
malign each others parentage.
colonialism. The colonial powers
bled the African nations for all they
could, leaving almost nothing in
return. Foreign powers and corporations have promoted and
protected corrupt governments
(e.g. Zaire, Uganda) which sell out
their people and serve foreign
interests. Until this foreign
domination is eliminated 'black
rule' cannot significantly change
conditions in their countries.
Harvey MacKinnon
What should be adopted is a
zero-base budgeting system as well
as an immediate re-evaluation of
those activities and clubs which can
be more self sufficient — (ie.:
Ubyssey & CITR whose cuts in
grants should have been offset by
an increase in advertising revenue).
In addition, the SRA should set
its prioritites. Cutting intramurals,
SpeakEasy and guest speakers will
affect more people than cuts in
grants to "varsity" level athletics.
(Why should we pay for someone
else's jersey when we have to buy
our own?)
Increasing beer to $1.10 is a
layman's idea of offsetting a
deficit. At this price, the demand
for Pit beer may become increasingly inelastic resulting in total
excess revenue remaining unchanged.
The day of the blank cheque is
gone. Instead of raising more
money, elected officials should
spend less. Two bucks may not be
Kids play store
I'm pissed off. Really bugged.
No it isn't the wild, inane ramblings
of some legitimate campus hack
this time, it's an illegitimate one.
I'm referring of course to the one
and only Kuwait of the North, the
Gage Community Council
(housing's unofficial mouthpiece).
It seems that after passing a
motion last year that every soul in
Gage be nailed for five bucks
automatically upon entering, they
have run into the major problem of
deciding what to do with my
money.
In the first place, by what God
(housing) given right do they have
the power to assess students
without first consulting the students
through a general referendum. In
the second place how can they even
dare to discuss spending that money
on physical improvements to Gage
such as more fridges, washing
windows and $1,500 notice boards.
What the hell do I pay rent for?
The rent is not cheap either when
considered on a dollars per square
foot of living space basis.
Given the lateness of the hour
and the fact I'm getting nauseated
thinking about those kids playing
with reaPmoney, I'll give three
quick suggestions as to how to solve
the surplus problems.
1) Buy
machines,
softballs, mitts,
four   free   foozeball
a bunch  of  footballs,
pool tables,  etc.
2) Drop the mandatory five
bucks a head charge collected by
housing et al. and go back to selling
memberships like any good little
residence association.
3) Donate your excess to the
Crane Library in memory of the
late president Walter Gage.
Please don't bother writing back
to say that if I don't like it I should
"get involved" because I'm too
involved already and besides I don't
enjoy playing with other people's
money.
John Knappett
applied science
much in the absolute, but to vote
yes on the referendum is like giving
candy to a baby with rotted teeth.
Dean Neumann
law 1
Creech
attacked
I found it difficult to appreciate
Mr. Creech's letter in The Ubyssey
(Oct. 24) about Southern Africa
titled "Africa coverage slanted." It
is really surprising that he calls a
government representing only 17
per cent of the population a
"democratic government." The
"better education, health and
general living standards" which he
mentioned is true only for the fewer
than 18 per cent of the population
who are whites and who occupy 87
per cent of the total land area.
The real issue in Southern Africa
is not whether or not the majority
government will be able to manage
properly the affairs of the country
after majority rule. Granting to the
masses their inalienable right to
vote and live as human beings is the
most crucial thing being sought in
Southern Africa.
It is true that some of the independent African countries today
are characterised by
mismanagement and revolts but
these are typical features of
development. Most Western
countries experienced such phases
in their developmental history. One
should witness the political and
social changes emerging in Ghana
and Nigeria which are being
prompted by civilians against the
ruling military class; a thing which
can never happen under the present
arrangements in Southern Africa.
To refuse the majority their civil
rights under the pretence of "a
possibility of mismanagement
under black majority rule" is to say
that the present state of affairs in
Southern Africa should be allowed
to go on forever. In any case, one
never learns unless one is given a
chance to try.
George Peprah
m.b.a. 2 Thursday, October 26, 1978
THE      UBYSSEY
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Letters
Wong returns fire on referendum
I would have to agree with Mr.
Caza and several of the points he
made in his letter on Oct. 24. Yes,
the Alma Mater Society is asking
for $2 in a fee referendum. Unfortunately, our agreement takes
various paths from there (although
not too far apart at times). I will
however attempt to provide the
information he was unable to
research. They are as follows:
1) There has been no increase in
"student/AMS operating fees."
Fees (meaning operating fees) have
indeed, not increased in the past 30
years. What have been assessed are
levies for capital projects and a
specific levy for a non-AMS
program (i.e. extramural athletics).
Caza is again correct however when
he states, "we enjoy today the
results of the decisions."
2) Regarding the Pit. While I am
only in third year commerce, I fail
to see how the Pit is not paying
administration costs. I tend to
believe the staff salaries and the
paper clips they use are administration costs. Repairs and
replacement are also assessed to the
Pit. The total cost of these two
items alone is a budgeted figure of
$151,000.
In order that no one else go
misinformed, there are a mere
$200,000 plus in cost of goods sold.
As for the staff and their great
numbers; Caza recognizes the
"nearly capacity crowds every
night" and yet questions the
"abundance" of staff. If there are
five waiters on, that's a mere 70
patient and "unthirsty" students
per waiter, right?
The other point about Pit staff is
that it is not exactly a hobby of
theirs, working there. To them, it
represents a very real source of
income, i.e. student employment.
3) The mere seven per cent
return Caza suggests the AMS
received on their $462,000 investment is also misleading. In fact,
we don't have $462,000 to invest at
one time. We never have $462,000
as one lump sum. Part of it comes in
instalments as the university
collects it along with tuition fees.
Second of all, it is used to pay such
minor things as staff salaries,
grants to clubs and other "trivial"
items." These expenditures are not
always regular and not always with
previous warning. Believe it or not,
not all clubs do quarterly
projections for their budget or
monthly financial statements. You
see, the money isn't around long
enough to invest for very long. The
longer term investments (from
reserve accounts, untouchable for
operations) earn for example, 7.95
per cent on Canada savings bonds
(an old issue) and 8.55 per cent on
other bonds.
4) As for the "big-name"
concerts it may surprise some
people to know that the AMS did
not make any money on the Burton
Cummings concert. Money was
paid to the engineering undergraduate society and the rugby
social club, for the services they
provided. The AMS will be making
something above costs however,
and hopefully future concerts will
sell out as well. With the risks and
costs involved however, it is neither
a significant or stable source of
revenue.
It is surprising to me however
that the program committee's lunch
hour concerts (free to AMS
members by the way) and such
events as all candidates meetings
for the upcoming civic election are
termed as "of narrow appeal."
What then will grab people by the
ears and entertain them? After all,
we can't have your money going to
hookers on horses, can we?
5) Regarding intramurals.
You're right again Caza, why
should intramurals suffer at all?
Intramurals overspent their budget
last year by over $3,000. To you
this may suggest "incompetence"
on someone's part by not stopping
the overexpenditure. I interpret it as
the need of an excellent program,
growing annually. This annual
growth means an increase in
funding. So this year, student
government budgets have been cut.
As for intramurals, they were given
a mere $440 increase to run a
program in the Aquatic Centre. I
say "mere" because intramurals
should have an increase of $3,440
plus, this year alone.
But if the "incompetent,
wasteful, mismanaged and for the
most   part,   non-representative
Meet lovers in lavatories
I am a lesbian. A lot of people
ask me; how did you get that way?
Well, that is a hard question to
answer, but mostly I think it's
caused by premenstrual tension.
However, if I eat dried prunes it
alleviates the tension and I begin to
lust after men with mustaches. I
tend to stay away from dried
prunes.
It's actually kind of hard for me
to talk about homosexuality, but
that's only because I have trouble
saying any word with more than
three syllables, so, let's just talk
about gays. Gays are people who
like to go to bed with people who go
into the same lavatories as they do.
Straight people do not. Straight
people rarely meet their lovers while
urinating. That's fairly obvious
though.
Sometimes gays are obvious.
When gays are obvious they're
called blatant. As a dyke I am
finding it increasingly difficult to be
blatant. Lots of straight women are
dressing like dykes. They wear
men's hats, men's vests, men's
neckties and men's pants. So now
when I dress like a dyke, everyone
just thinks I'm following fashion.
I'd rather they thought I was a
dyke.
When gays aren't obvious it's
called being in the closet. I used to
be in the closet, but I'm
claustrophobic so I didn't stay there
long — although when I go to my
hometown I always wear sunglasses
so no one will recognize me. Being
blatant in a city that circulates
petitions endorsing Phil Gaglardi as
a candidate for the leadership of the
federal Social Credit party.
What I am talking about is
oppression. Gay people are oppressed. We are oppressed because
straight people don't understand us
becauee they believe all the fairy
stories that are told about us. So, in
order that stra?|ht people might
better understand gay people, let
me dispel some of these myths.
It's simply not true that all
lesbians wear steel-toed workboots
— although I personally do. It's not
true that all lesbians have short hair
— although I personally do. It's not
true that all lesbians like to dress
like men — although I kind of get
off on it. It's not true that all
lesbians have hair on their chests —
although I must admit I do. It's not
true that all lesbians are suicidal —
although I do occasionally contemplate it. It's not true that
lesbians think about sex all of the
time — although when I'm not
thinking of knocking myself off I
am usually thinking about sex. It's
not true that we all have a fetish for
black leather — I, however, just
happen to.  It's not true that all
lesbians   eat   an   unusually   large
number of bananas.
It's not true that all lesbians
smoke cigars and drink their
whiskey straight. It's not true that
all lesbians want to make it with
Olivia Newton-John or that we like
to sit in circles watching each other
eat raw carrots — even though I
personally do. But when did I ever
claim to be anything but a
stereotype?
Lois Chisholm
Amnesty thanks
The members of Amnesty UBC
wish to thank all students who
participated in the Prisoner of
Conscience Week campaign by
signing letters on behalf of
prisoners held in Yemen, Syria and
Rhodesia. During the week we
sealed in excess of 150 envelopes
which will soon be mailed to these
three countries. Our goal is 450
letters.
ISTARTS TONIGHT|
Four outlaws...
risk the only
thing they have
left to lose.
Thursday 7:00
Fri.. Sat.. Sun. 7:00 & 9:30
SUB Theatre $1.00
Amnesty UBC invites all students
to join in the campaign for the
release of these prisoners by signing
one or more of our form letters.
The Amnesty UBC office will be
open during lunch' hour this week
for   that   purpose.    Interested
students should come to SUB 237.
Paul Cathie
prisoner affairs committee
amnesty UBC
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Four outlaws...
risk the only
thing they have
left to lose.
Thursday 7:00
Fri., Sat., Sun. 7:00 Er 9:30
SUB Theatre $1.00
HILLEL HOUSE
presents a four lecture series on
THE PURPOSES OF THE JNF,
THE COMBINED JEWISH APPEAL
AND OF THE UNITED ISRAEL APPEAL
First Session: AN OVERVIEW
Discussant: SARAH MINOBLA
Thurs. 26 Oct. 12:30 at Hillel House
bureaucracy" is to get its priorities
straight, does this mean intramurals
should have been cut and student
government funding increased?
6) And finally The Ubyssey.
The $6,000 paid  in  Canadian
University Press fees is a bargain.
You only see the CUP stories but I
am able to see more. The Ubyssey
membership in CUP opens up a
national advertising market called
Youthstream. The revenue from
Youthstream far exceeds the CUP
fees. If you recognize this excess of
revenue over costs as profit, you
deserve to graduate. And as a
further note, one can't get the
Youthstream revenue, without
being a member of CUP.
7) As for the future, the money,
if the referendum passes, will not be
revenue this year. It will come to
next year's students, next year's
budget and next year's student
government.
In your closing comments, my
friend, you paraphrase an
American saying; "government by
the people and for them."
But you forget the key to that
statement. It says that government
is also "of" the people. You, me,
anyone in the AMS can/do/will
compose the student government:.
My concern Caza, which I hope we
both share now, is that the AMS in
years to come will be financially
stable and properly run. The
referendum will help solve the
money end of the matter, but it is
up to the people to ensure things are
run in accordance with their
viewpoints. Meet us. Talk to us.
Glenn Wong;
AMS finance director
Support services
Students will be doing themselves
a real disservice by failing to
support this week's Alma Mater
Society fee referendum.
Most students, as always, will
probably not bother to vote one
way or the other. While this
decision of non-involvement
(usually called apathy) is often a
justifiable one, the issue at hand
should strike a chord of self-interest
for almost everyone. There is no
doubt that, if the referendum fails,
there will be reductions or changes
in the services that we all take for
granted, such as intramurals, the
operation of SUB, The Ubyssey,
and so on. These changes will be
felt sooner than next September
too, because the AMS will be
forced to plan now for harder times
ahead. We need not worry about
how our mistrusted representatives
will spend the fee increase if it
passes, because the question is
really what they will cut out if it
doesn't.
This brings to mind a common
argument against a fee increase —
that everything would be fine if
they eliminated the inefficiencies
and misappropriation of funds. For
one thing, the AMS has been biting
the bullet for several years now and
running a deficit in the process. To
refuse funding at this stage as a
protest against inefficiency is
cutting off our nose to spite our
face. Most of this perceived
inefficiency is an inevitable cost of
running an unwieldly organization
such as a student society. It is
worthwhile to criticize when we
think money is wasted, but the
point has already been passed
where more meat than fat is being
trimmed. As for funding priorities,
we can all name something th;
AMS spends money on that w;
don't care for. But the society has
to have something for everybody,
so it's not fair or realistic to expect
our own favorite programs to bs
maintained at the expense of
somebody else's.
The people doing the work of
publicizing the referendum hav;
been criticized, with some
justification, for using scare tactics,
for misrepresenting the issues, and
for failing to give enough information on the use of the
proposed fee. Even if they were all
true, these are not crimes for which
future students should be punished.
The theme of all this seems to be
that, yes, we all have complaints
about the AMS, but let's not let
them overshadow the benefits.
One important program which I
feel deserves attention is intramurals. Presently, the AMS
contributes about 70 cents per
student to intramurals. In contrast,
every student pays $7 or almost as
much as the entire AMS fee, toward
extramural athletics (don't blame
the AMS for that one). Unfortunately, the AMS' support of
intramurals is vulnerable because it
comes after the large non-
discretionary and fixed expenditures. To me, at least, if any
part of the $2 increase goes to
intramurals it will be worthwhile.
Finally, I would like to note that
I am not in any way representing
the AMS The above opinions are
entirely my own.
John DeMarco
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Thursday, October 26, 1978
Women just aren't making it into political leadership in great numbers.
They don't have the free flow access to those resources that would allow
I them to develop toward becoming successful political leaders — and
I resources are the foundations of power.
Resources for political leadership are primarily interdependent power
I bases — personal, social-interactive, and structural-organization. From these
power bases a person develops skills, attitudes, connections and opportunities.
Secondary essential ingredients for
leadership, depending on the task, the
situation and the person, are: loyalty,
knowledge, integrity and courage, according
to General Jacques Dextrase, former chief
of staff of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Also; insight into history, nature and
destiny, as well as the ability to define the
measures and goals for dealing with issues
about which the politicians must be decisive
while generating credibility and trust, says
former Progressive Conservative leader
Robert Stanfield.
By MARY ZELDIN
Canadian University Press
Above all, political leadership is an art.
With all women being expected to fit a
certain role mold, those with the inclination
to power and leadership are restricted in
personal growth, social interactions, and job
| and political opportunities.
What   are   the   major   restrictions    to
| women's power base access?
Personal power is restricted by pervasive
I attitudes of women being inferior. After
centuries of typical role expectations and
behavior, women have learned passivity and
personal subservience in even the most subtle
ways, from taking a man's name after
marriage to wearing crippling spike-heel
shoes. Women concede to the wishes of
I lovers, men, their children, and men who
[want jobs in times of high unemployment.
"I'm sick of pretending eternal youth,"
I feminist Germaine Greer wrote in The
Female Eunuch, and "of belying by intelligence." To maintain cultural femininity
many women still sacrifice personal freedom
and often do not exercise the human
prerogative of active adaptation to the en-
I vironment.
Given a choice, women often stay on the
I safe  territory  rather   than   "soaring  and
I exploring," for this is how they've learned to
cope,  writes  Dr.  Leon Tec  in  "Fear of
I Success."
As a passive partner in matchmaking,
I loving, family economic decisions and labor
market strategies, a woman forfeits her sense
| of assertion, and pride.
"Many housewives are clinically depressed
I people," claims Ethel Melia, head of the
Martha Movement — an international
organization   to   upgrade   the   image   of
I homemakers.  "They feel isolated and in-
| secure."
The vertical movement to power,  and
j through to authority (the recognized and
I often legal form of power assertion) begins
with a strong self concept and heightened
and growing self esteem that form the
personal power base, according to authors
Karen Claus and June Bailey. Their new
book is "Power and Influence in Health
I Care — A New Approach to Leadership."
Because of the women's movement of the
I last decade some women have developed
personal power. Assertiveness training and
personal insight studies (yoga, zen, transcendental meditation) have added strength
to a woman's daily actions and her approach
to her world.
But personal power can be pent-up when
not allowed access to social-interactive
release.
Social and interactive power resources are
the skills of interpersonal relationships
between two, 12, or 1,200 people. Assertion
of one's views to the public through writing,
group presentations, or community participation are social resources. We can't live
a single day without social interaction if we
ever hope to actively relate to our world. Call
it social politics.
Marriage laws are social regulations and
require divorce for a person to move on when
the relationship dissolves. Housework, a
social expectation of women, is still binding
them (even working women) to extended
hours in the home while men spend greater
time in leisure — substantiated by Martin
Meissner in his "Sexual Division of Labour
and Inequality: Labour and Leisure."
Blocks to women's social power are entwined with the ideology of sexism. Men play
roles that set up women in less powerful
roles: the male is born into a social role of
expected power and dominance, while
women are born into an expected social role
of passivity and interpersonal inferiority.
Neither role is totally acceptable but a man at
least is endowed with social power which he
can choose to lessen, moderate, or reduce the
burden of. A woman must fight for hers and
she needs it in the role of the political leader.
But some women have reversed the roles
— some husbands stay home with children,
some couples split housework, other couples
enjoy the company of friends of the opposite
sex while not with the spouse.
Structural and organizational power are
the key to political leadership success. This is
where many women reach obstacles.
Thinking their personal and social
relationship powers could somehow lead
them into political roles has led to disappointment.
North York Alderwoman Marilyn Mesh-
berg began to assert herself by taking on
community activities of a volunteer nature a
few years ago, before ever thinking of
running for public office.
"I didn't even know what an alderman
was," she confides.
She soon separated from her husband. As
her activity increased and people saw her
political capabilities she was encouraged to
run. In 1976 she won as alderwoman in Ward
5 and is now divorced.
Meshberg says she didn't get the
recognition at home that she gets now from
politics. Without personal and social role
strength to dissolve the marriage, however,
her home stress could have prevented her
from freely participating in her community
issues.
Women need positions in which to exercise
their developing skills. As managers,
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organizational credibility.
Since men hold the  majority  of these
positions, and the influence of the home,
Amory John, the Ryerson Students' Union
Director of Women's Affairs, "when they
decide they have something to say about their
conditions (unpaid, underpaid, overworked,
Blocks to women's social power are
entwined with the ideology of sexism
marriage and social pressures persist, opportunity will not appear unsolicited.
Men have promotional opportunities
much more than women do, says Lie White,
Chairperson of Reformetro, a progressive
political group.
Men have corporate and political power. It
is unlikely they will start giving it away
easily.
"How to Run and Win" is a booklet
written by Susan Sparrow, who left a full
time job in corporate communications in
1970 to become the powerful political
organizer for reform and progressive candidates in Toronto.
"Women will get political opportunities if
someone communicates with them," is
Sparrow's view. If someone points out the
potential they have for personal, social and
organizational power. Sparrow currently
organizes a campaign staff of about 500
people in Toronto's Ward 6 Community.
"Women have to take that first step," says
exploited, unchallenged)".
Myroslava Pidhirnyj is Communications
Coordinator for the Women's Bureau,
Ontario Ministry of Labor. She claims that
men have had continual leadership exposure.
"Check their biographies" (of successful
male politicians). From boy scout leaders to
student council presidents, it has been
structural and organizational development
through experience. As boys, playing in team
sports has developed competitive and group
interdependence skills, so essential for
positions of success, adds Pidhirnyj.
Unless women can break through the
system of men controlling the positions of
structural leadership (corporations
presidents, members of parliament, prime
ministerial offices, on down to committee
chairpersons) they have little chance for
upward mobility.
Why should women bother with politics?
And why be leaders?
Politics is the tool of social change. Thursday, October 26, 1978
THE      UBYSSEY
Pag* 7
selfishness
r for women
"Politics is serious business," for
arrow. She asserts this view and refers to
i crucial importance of inadequate budgets
r social services and the racial problems of
ies compounded by some police officers
io "rarely get to know the people" in the
mmunity they serve.
Political decisions affect every woman,
in and child. If women are left out of the
ocess in any major way they likely will not
ceive equal representation in those
cisions. Child custody, marriage reform,
idgets for social support systems (welfare),
sistance for senior citizens, are examples of
ncerns about which women already have a
t of say.
Having women in political leadership will
it certify great improvement of the state of
e world. An equal representation of
amen, however, in invention and
:hnology, business enterprise, marketing,
bor and the social and political institutions
11 help to strengthen one half the world
ipulation's input to politics that shape the
abal environment.
"Women should not support a female
ndidate because of her sex," Sparrow
irns. Voting records on councils and their
atforms should be investigated, adds
itricia O'Neil, Ward 3 Alderwoman in the
>rough of North York.
Meshberg watches for budget cuts that
feet women's jobs, for example. She feels
msciousness raising is still important for
omen and is also working on assistance
programs for senior citizens. Frank Drea's
program to get jobs for ex-convicts has
caught her interest.
The difference of women dealing with the
cutbacks issue, said Meshberg, is that most
women are aware that you can't cut the funds
without looking at the priorities of where the
remaining funds will be spent.
worker and financial support will come as
well.
Meshberg has no financial support from
business. Hers comes from the local community where she lost her first campaign in
1974 to a male candidate with greater
financial backing. Lack of business response
to her financial needs is considered by her to
be sex discrimination.
Patricia O'Neil holds fund raising and
her political activities. She claims no
discrimination, but then, she doesn't go to
business.
"It's unquestionably easier for men to get
money to run for office. Men are more
credible as candidates", says Maria Eriksen,
a Calgary psychologist who ran unsuccessfully in the 1975 Alberta elections.
"Business knows why a man wants to be
elected. The man wants the position and the
power and that's clearly understood by those
who seek to have him run and those who
support him. Business and the candidate
both know what the payoffs are. They don't
Centre. They know they may have to support I
themselves the rest of their lives and are|
already used to not depending on a man.
"Any woman trying to be individually I
accepted would have to be accepted on male I
terms," according to one of the women's!
studies instructors at Ryerson. "Womenl
must work together collectively, to achieve|
the power to change their conditions."
There are few female leaders as rolej
models for girls and young women to fashion I
their own leadership skills and attitudes |
after.
Women have great skills in household I
management, planning meals to nourish men!
and children, nursing sick family members, [
chauffeuring children in other-owned cars!
and in organizing a great number of events in j
a 24 hour period, often on severely restricted I
budgets. These are well-developed skills in I
many women which lie untapped in their I
potential for input to the larger social |
system.
Government and men have been so concerned with visible concrete things over the I
Women must express their needs to
those women who can lead them
know what the game is with women. Women
never say."
Never say?
Women have to honestly want the power
and the position and go after both ruthlessly,
says Eriksen.
When women are given leadership
responsibility they are not given the same
respect as men and are subject to more extensive criticism, according to Marlaine
Lockheed. "It's based on an erroneous
perception of a larger society." Lockheed is
an Educational Testing Service sociologist in
New Jersey, who headed a 1977 sex
stereotype study.
Some women are making it into those roles
of power, authority, and political influence.
How? And why not more?
Some political experts would recommend revolution to restructure the system
(Marxist view). Others advocate slow change
through personal awareness achievement
(liberal view). Still others hold the conservative view — the system is fine the way it
is.
Breaking into the political mainstream is
currently easier for middle and upper class
women. Pidhirnyj, of the Women's Bureau,
suggests her own view that such women have
the time, education and ease of access to
structural opportunity.
Overcoming passivity is a greater task for
the Canadian woman than for others,
perhaps, due to the passive and non-
rebellious nature and history of our country
and people.
Class barriers can also be seen as blocking
female students from taking student loan
assistance to advance in post-secondary
education, toward degrees and better jobs.
Women students are being less sure and
aggressive than men to take an economic
plunge. Credit to women for their economic
advancement in business is harder to get for
those of lower income backgrounds. Witness
past century in particular, that intangibles!
are often ignored.
Intangibles have been the vaporous fabric |
of the standard women's world.
Women have the potential to actively voice I
their concerns. They must be made aware of I
their resources and be shown how to develop [
power bases.
When women do recognize their personal I
resources and actively seek to develop their I
social-interactive and structural-1
organizational abilities, they will begin to
feel power. A change of personal values is |
not necessary.
With time, funding, and support from coworkers, friends and allies, and release from I
stereotyped household and social roles, plus
easier access to post-secondary education,
women will begin to emerge as  political |
leaders.
It will not be easy. It requires work to gain I
opportunities. Added to this is the work of |
maintaining  credibility   in   a   system   still
dominated by men.
But the consciousness raising work of the
women's movement has been done and it has
touched the life of every woman. It's a long
process but women will get equality in power
roles. They will achieve and gain political
leadership through a new sense of social
responsibility.
Women must express their needs to those I
women who can lead them. Better child"
support, day care, better birth control,
higher paying jobs, career ties. The summation of the capacity of human,
technological, and social resources can then
be melded by those women with influence |
and authority.
When in constant flux, these two in-1
terdependent activities will maintain effective
political momentum in which every woman
and man will have the structural opportunity
Team politics in local communities may be
the answer to getting women into leadership
roles. From Sparrow's point of view most
political women have moved up through
community involvement. That is where the
the increase of women's credit unions and
bureaus in the attempt to diminish this trend.
"Seeking success is mainly a singles
phenomenon," says Lynn Tribling, who has
organized Toronto's Women's Success
to partake.
And more women will then exercise the art |
of great leadership.
Enlightened selfishness for all women. It's |
time. Pag* 8
THE      UBYSSEY
Thursday, October 26, 1978
Tween classes
TODAY
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Women's drop-in, noon, SU8 130.
AMS THEATRE DIRECTORS
Two free one act plays, 12 noon i.nd 8 p.m. today and Friday, Freddie Wood Theatre.
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
Soiree Francaise, 8 p.m.. International House
coffeepiace.
AMNESTY UBC
Prisoners of conscience letters, noon everyday,
SUB 237.
NATIVE STUDENT UNION
General meeting, noon. Hut 0-12.
VOC
Halloween party for $2, 8 p.m.. Cypress Park
Lodge, Hollyburn.
Hiking equipment sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., SUB
205.
UBC LIBERALS
General meeting with executive elections, noon,
SUB 213.
PHOTOSOC
Social evening, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., SUB 211.
INTER-VARSITY
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Ramez Atullah speaks on Christians and Quebec,
noon, Angus 104-.
ECKANKAR CLUB
Club meeting, noon, SUB 115.
UBC NDP CLUB
Beer night with federal NDP candidates, 5 to 7
p.m., SUB 207.
Federal NOP candidate in Burnaby Svend Robinson speaks, noon, SUB 215.
CCF
Evangelistic meeting and Don Anderson speaks,
noon, SUB 215.
EUS
Annual T-Cup game, noon, Mclnnes field next to
SUB.
GAY PEOPLE
Psychotherapist Ellen Tallman speaks on gays
and feminism, noon, SUB 212.
MEDIEVAL SOCIETY
Discussion on medieval costuming, noon, SUB
113.
FRIDAY
YAC
Halloween party for UBC alumni, 8 p.m., Cecil
Green Park.
Happy Hour for 4th year students at $.50, 4 to 6
p.m., Cecil Green Park.
CHINESE VARSITY CLUB
Witching hour disco, 8:30 p.m., Grad Centre
ballroom.
Hot flashes
Playing house
lor fun, profit
Divorce might be the "in thing"
to do in the '70s, but there are legal
contracts involved with marriage,
too.
The Vancouver People's Law
School will be holding a free course
on the laws related to Matrimony
and Divorce. Howard Bradbrooke
will discuss the marriage contract,
common law marriage, property,
inheritance, children, separation
and divorce.
The course will run from Oct. 30
to Nov. 1 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at
John Oliver School at 41st Ave. and
Fraser St. You can pre-register at
734-1126.
Le soir frantais
Those who prefer French-style
might remember that coffee was for
many years considered one of the
most powerful aphrodisiacs. Combining the two in French-style coffee might be one of the most important discoveries since pre-marital
kissing.
International House is testing
such a discovery tonight at 8 p.m.
when they present French night,
featuring the food, music and coffee of France — and it's all for free.
Singing strings
The Pro Arte String Quartet will
perform Schoenberg's Quartet No.
1 in D minor and Ravel's Quartet in
F major as a Hewitt Bostock lectureship. The performance will be
held this Sunday at 8 p.m. in the
Music Department's Recital Hall.
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General membership meeting, noon, Grad Student Centre.
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Women's drop-in, noon, SUB 130.
DEBATING SOCIETY
Intra-club debate, noon, SUB 211.
GAY PEOPLE
Coffee house for men and women, 9:30 p.m.,
Theodoras, 1812 W. 12.
CSA
Mandarin class, noon, Angus 221.
SATURDAY
ACADIA PARK PRESCHOOL
Bake and rummage sale, 9:30 a.m. to noon,
Acadia Park Preschool.
MONDAY
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Women's drop-in, noon, SUB 130.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
GRADUATE SEMINARS
Dennis Selder speaks on Belief systems, noon.
War Memorial Gym room 211.
TUESDAY
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
General meeting, noon, SUB 130.
WEDNESDAY
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Lesbian drop-in, noon, SUB 130.
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We require students with B.Comm. (Accounting major),
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Interested students should contact the Canada Employment Centre on Campus, telephone 228-4011, for further information. Deadline for applications is October 30th, 1979.
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French Nite at the Coffeepiace
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Halloween Dance with live band "Black Cat
Bone" — $2 non-members, $1 IH members,
in advance ONLY. Info 228-5021.
FILM showing Harlan County, U.S.A.,
Saturday, October 28, 7:30 p.m., Britannia Auditorium, Britannia Centre.
Sponsored by C.O.P.E Committee.
Tuesday,
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LADIES GOLD I.D. bracelet. Engraved
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Rm. 211, War Memorial Gym. Reward.
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DRIVE AWAY tbe demon of midterm
worry and the frustration of bad
marks at the S.U.S. Halloween Social
to be held from 5 o'clock to the
witching hour on Oct. 31, Boom 207-
209 SUB.
BLACK CAT BONE performs live gonzo-
lectomies at International House Hal-
oween Dance, Fri.. Oct. 27. Tickets
$2 non-members in advance at Intern'l
House, 228-5021.
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25 — Instruction
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VIOLIN LESSONS all levels. Professional violinst trained at McGill University. Studied with Heifetz protege. 261-
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COMMUNITY SPORTS. Excellent prices
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and racquet sports equipment. 733-
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LOST — Man's gold watch, in the area
of B lot. Engraved on back. Reward.
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LOST —  HP-J1   CALCULATOR, Oct  4,
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LOST — Gold cross pen. Initials EAB
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THE      UBYSSEY
Page 9
Postal workers strike licked
From page 1
Wednesday afternoon, apparently
searching for evidence to prosecute
union members continuing to
strike.    Parrot   had   urged CU
PW members to ignore Bill C-
28, the government's legislation
ordering them back to work.
In Halifax, RCMP officers not
only searched the local CUPW
offices but started to take pictures
B.C.universities look at fees
From page 1
officer Kate Andrew said.
She said the provincial government and the board have learned
their lesson about tuition fee increases in 1977 and will not raise
them by a large amount in a year.
She said their plan is to raise tuition
fees a total of about 40 per cent
over a 10 year period.
Since UBC currently is in the best
government funding position, the
administration will tread carefully
to keep UBC well funded, she said.
Kenny said by not raising tuition
fees last year the university 'lost'
one per cent of its operating
budget.
The last tuition fee increase at
UBC was in 1977 when fees were
raised 25 per cent.	
of office workers, according to a
Halifax radio station. They
stopped, however, when CUPW
employees noted that, they were not
permitted to do so under their
search warrant.
Parrot attacked the federal
government for using the RCMP to
search CUPW offices since, "it is
the RCMP who illegally open the
mail we have to handle every day."
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funds properly in the necessary
areas.
"I have faith in the AMS," he
said. "They're not too bad."
Dean Parfeniuk, engineering 2,
said he is not prepared to grease the
palm of the AMS.
"If they were forced to tighten
up, maybe they'd clean up their
act," he said.
He said he does not know much
about AMS money distribution, but
added he thought the society was
mismanaging funds. He offered no
solution and said he would vote
against the referendum.
Another student who voted
against the fee increase, Dave
Sinbeil, graduate studies, said he
wanted the AMS to split up the
referendum ballot to clearly show
its distribution of funds.
"A split ballot is not confusing. I
wanted them to split it up so I know
where it's (the money) going," he
said. "I want to know whether it's
going to be in intramurals or
what."
Vicki Clark, arts 4, said she voted
for the fee referendum because the
AMS deserves to get more money.
"It's going to benefit us all," she
said. "It bothers me that students
are getting so much out of UBC.
They should put something back
in."
Ian Forster, science 3, who also
voted against the fee increase, said
he thought AMS funds could be put
to better use for students.
"Things like Ubyssey's $6,000
CUP membership are not worth
it," he said. The articles are not
very interesting or useful. I think
they're irrelevant."
He said most people he has talked
to would agree with his point of
view. But Forster added he agreed
with certain things the AMS partially funds, such as student intramurals and the campus radio station CITR.
AMS finance director Glen Wong
said he guaranteed the AMS would
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THE ALL HALLOWS'EEN
SUDS NIGHT . . .
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THE      UBYSSEY
Thursday, October 26, 1978
I
Anarch notes to Onan
An intreduction to
the story of Onan
GENERAL: Onan is an attempt at story-telling without
any intervention of narrative, in the style of modern cinema,
or more specifically, the French cinematic comic-strip
'moviolas'. The restrictions of newspaper space precluded
the idea of large visual arrays to convey narrative.
Instead, the reader was invited to extrapolate freely on
selected scenes from an implied whole. The reader is
directed by several allusions within the scenes to that whole.
Once the reader has gathered enough clues from the scenes
to recognize the narrative frame, he can then use this frame
to explain and analyze each scene. Such an analysis is
contained below.
HISTORICAL CONTEXT: Onan takes place some years
after the Second Nuclear War, apparently in the northern
half of North America. Knowledge of both the
Technological Age and the Revival were severely repressed
by the Central federation of autonomous monarchs that
ruled in the area.
They were bounded in East and West by two other
sociological groups: the 'barbarians', a group of tribes that
had stabilized at the Bronze Age, and viewed all machinery
and technology with superstitious dread; and the 'tech-rats'
(tekratis), who hoarded and worshipped machines, but
being a little dull, didn't know much about them.
The story occurs in the Central kingdom of Chuck (pre-
First Nuclear War Edmonton) at about the time of the
Second Revival of technology. Thus the story is presented in
rather tasteless mixture of pre-Renaissance and Renaissance
styles, in an attempt to draw parallels between the first Birth
of technology and the final Abortion.
STRUCTURE: Onan is divided into two parts: the Death
of Onan, contained in Scenes one to eight, published Jan.-
Mar. 1978, and the Death of the King, or Prologue, contained in Scenes nine to 13, published Sept.-Oct. 1978.
The Death of Onan is the account of a barbarian wandering to his eventual death at the hands of four parties: the
mutants, the the tech-rats, King Lothar of Chuck, and
Frhetoric's band of child-slaves. His symbolic journey
through the technological Rebirth meanders into
meaninglessness and ultimate despair, with death being
delivered by an apocalyptic foursome, who presumably
battle among themselves, leaving a chaos deeper than that of
evil.
THE MYSTERY . .   of Onan the barbarian
The Death of the King, as Prologue, is the harbinger of the
struggle to come; and, as the ending of Onan, is the final
statement of the theme, containing the real battle between
Order (the King, the Wise Fool, the common good) and
Chaos (the autocratic Prince Lothar, technology, death).
The peripheral role of Onan the barbarian illustrates that he,
as Everyman, is truly out of touch with his world and
methods of dealing with it. His environment, twice-
transformed by nuclear war and twice-rebuilt from confused
memories, is too much for him; he retreats into ignorance
and mindless violence.
FREUD AND ONAN: Actually, they were just good
friends. But, you know, anything longer than it is wide,
right? Swords, and guns, and father-figures, and castrating
females, all that stuff. But then again, to quote Sigmund
himself:' 'There are times when a cigar is just a cigar.''
TECH-RATS . . . greet Onan and Frhetoric
Onan — a detailed
study of the work
PROLOGUE, SCENE IX
The King and the Fool talk and watch a sunset from the
battlements, where they are unlikely to be overheard. The
Fool, ever cautious, speaks in a childish riddle-code. Some
presentations of this work precede this scene with one where
the Fool discovers Prince Lothar's schemes and is threatened
with death should he reveal them to the King. Others assume
that the riddle-talk is a common affectation between the
Fool and the King, going back to medieval sources.
The Fool communicates to the King the presence of the
plot against his life. He stresses that the King "still seeks
more light", that he must look into the matter deeply. The
King calls a magician and breathes the fumes of an
alchemical fire. Thus entering into a hypnotic state, he
entreats the Fool to suggest thought processes that will lead
to him locating the source of the plot.
The Fool obliges, suggesting the unlikely heir of the throne
as the ring-leader — "all would be opposite what it seems."
COMMENT: Chuck's society is portrayed as medieval, and
the beginning of the Prologue one day before the King's
death reflects the structure of the medieval Passion Play,
which usually began its narrative action on the Thursday
before the Passion.
ii
III
But the King speaks first, as ranking character, an
Elizabethan device, and this sets the tone for the rest of
Onan. You can bet there's going to be sex and violence
almost drowned in silly word-play. Also, there are five acts
with a climax in the third. The Prince's.
SCENE X
The next day, Onan the barbarian appears before the gates
of the city and awaits judgement on whether he can enter. He
undergoes what he perceives to be a superstitious
purification ritual, but what is actually an experiment by
Prince Lothar into the effectiveness of a recently unearthed
death machine from the Technological Age.
Fortunately for Onan, the experiment fails, mainly
because the Prince has tried to muzzle-load an early breech-
loading cannon. Onan is allowed to enter the city and given a
share of the slim food supplies. He is interrogated, and his
barbarian hatred of technology is unearthed.
The ever curious Fool overhears the interrogation and
wastes no time in reporting to the King that Onan is anti-
technology and thus might be an ally. By this he indicates the
Revivalist nature of the Prince's plot.
The King summons and questions Onan and finds him
obtuse. The Fool warns the King of Onan's ignorance.
COMMENT: Onan comes into brief focus and for a moment
holds the key to the saving of Order from Chaos. His
ignorance, so great that he can no longer recognize the evil
he strives against, causes his failure, and he retires until the
story of his own death is told.
SCENE XI
The chamberlain surprises Liz the slave girl in the act of
aiming a knife at the Prince's perverted brain. Momentarily
startled by the scene and by Liz's extraordinary beauty, he
does not betray her to the Prince. He rather dreams of
possessing her himself, as is shown in the screen of the
emotion-image projector which the Prince has carelessly left
on after using it in one of his decadent pastimes.
The Prince, who has his own reasons to suspect Liz, starts
speaking in a riddle-code which is a crude parody of the
Fool's. He blunders through some bad puns and rhymes and
conceals nothing. He wants the King killed. Liz with the
knife is the perfect one to do it. Then, we'll kill her. Maybe
later, thinks the chamberlain.
He sends Liz to the King as a present for the night. The
Fool recognizes this ploy as an obvious threat to the King's
life and pleads with the King to keep him on guard beside the
royal bed. The King reveals for the first time his despair.
COMMENT: The plot thickens.
SCENE XII
The Fool makes a last attempt to save the King's life,
telling him plainly of the danger and thus ensuring his own
death when the Prince's spies report back to their master.
The King advises him to take off his clumsy clown's shoes
and run for it. He states his knowledge of the plot and his
resignation; he will not resist. The Fool reconfirms his fealty
and waits outside the King's chamber for his own death,
mourning his master.
Even as Liz is slipping her blade into the King, the Prince
and chamberlain activate the emotion-image projector, too
late to vicariously enjoy the King's activities with Liz. Instead, they tune in just as the King slips into unconsciousness
before death, and they see him dream of riding his charger
through his kingdom.
THE LAST RIDE ... the King meets Death
COMMENT: The King's dream is not of past glory, but of
the peasants and the land at harvest. He feels fullness of life
and knows of the approaching winter, and is for now
unafraid.
SCENE XIII
The King's dream continues. He sees the people, and they
come to him with weapons and symbols of hidden
knowledge. Troubled by their plea for leadership, and guilty
at his abdication, he answers them with despair. He enters
the shade of death, and Death mocks his despair.
When he faces Death,the King recants and takes on his
attributes again, pitting his will to live against Death in one
last struggle. But even as the Prince's projector fails, the
King's life-force comes to an end; mortality takes its course.
COMMENT: The defeat of the King (Good) by despair
(Death) allows the Prince (Evil) to disrupt the medieval
society (Order) with another revival of technology (Chaos).
Thus Onan's (Everyman's) journey to the Tower of the Four
Eyes (Knowledge) to enlist the bumbling but benign tech-rats
(Religion) in defeating the Prince (Decadent Sex) is doomed
to failure.

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