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Array Founded in 1918
Vancouver, Tuesday, November 21,1989
Vol 72, No 21
Strike starts
at Capilano
by Joanne Neilson
With only nine days of school
left before Christmas exams,
5,000 Capilano College students
are faced with a strike by the
school's Office and Technical
Employees Union.
The union, composed of 200
audio-visual, maintenance, clerical and library workers, voted 85
per cent in favour of a strike last
Friday. As of three p.m. on Monday the union was in a legal position to strike.
Pickets are expected to appear at seven Tuesday morning.
"The students are kind of
nervous, they are worried about
their marks, they are worried
about losing the semester" said
Kerry Hall, the chairperson ofthe
Capalino College Student Society.
She also said that "after the
two week strike (at Capilano College) in 1986, a lot of students
ended up dropping out." And she
added that the present three week
old strike at Douglas College has
also created a lot of concern among
the students.
The Student Society Executive has asked students to respect
the OTEUs picket lines.
According to Geoffrey Holter,
the director of employee relations,
the faculty has the right not to
cross the picket line but he believes some members will.
Holter said they intend to
keep the college open. The support
faculties, such as the library, will
be run by non-union employees
and administrators.
The effect the strike will have
on the students will depend on its
length, said Kerry Hall.
During past problems, according to Hall, students and their
instructors have organized an
outline ofthe material they would
normally cover. The students were
urged to continue their studies
and complete their assignments.
When they returned, the missed
material was briefly reviewed before exams.
This year, students' exams
are scheduled to begin on December 6th, and it seems unlikely they
will be able to follow the same
routine as in the past.
However, "the nine days will
be completed...perhaps by organizing a later exam period," said
Meanwhile, the Student Society has moved to an off campus
location where "we will be able to
provide a base where students can
phone and we can provide them
with information—tell them what
is going on" said Hall.
There is much confusion
about exactly what the union is
striking over.
The OTEU has made it known
that they are  concerned about
wage   increases,   flexibility   of
scheduling and the seniority involved in hiring and firing. A proposal by the college last Tuesday
was considered unacceptable by
the  union.  Union  members  on
campus are not allowed to comment on the contract dispute.
Geoffrey Holter claims the
key question of the whole conflict
is that the college does not know
what the union wants.
At Douglas College, contract
talks with the faculty association
have broken down over the weekend because the two sides could
not agree on how much of the
budget money should be allocated
to the association.
For the 6,500 Douglas College
students this marks the third
week of striking instructors. The
college may extend classes into
December, and tuition refunds
will be available (effective November 27) for students who will not be
able to complete the term.
Nov.17/89 issue NOT PUBLISHED
Gitksan win in court
by Sarah Atkinson
Last Thursday the provincial
court denied the attorney-general's application for an injunction
which would have forbidden
blockades of logging roads set up
by Gitksan and Wet'suwet'en
band members.
Over the past two years, the
Gitksan and Wet'suwet'en bands
have set up road blockades in their
ancestral territory—the ownership of which is currently being
disputed in a larger aboriginal
titles case.
The outcome of this two-and-
a-half year old B.C. provincial
court case will have precedent-setting significance to the settling of
future aboriginal land titles, not
only in Canada, but in all of the
British Commonwealth countries,
said spokespersons for the
Gitksan arid Wet'suwet'en Tribal
"The outcome of this and similar casesisgoing to affect all Cana
dians, not only natives," said one
native speaker.
Over a hundred similar cases
wait to be tried in Canada alone;
this is the first of its kind, and
referred to by the Crown as a "test
The fifty-four hereditary
chiefs of the Gitksan and the
Wet'suwet'en peoples are the
plaintiffs, and the Crown is the
defendant, in a case which the
chiefs hope will secure self-government and jurisdiction over
their ancestral territory. The region, which covers 33,000 square
kilometres in northern British Columbia between the Bulkley and
Skeena Rivers, has never been officially ceded to non-natives.
Witnesses to the destruction
of their ancestral homeland
through logging and mining, the
Gitksan and Wet'suwet'en chose
civil disobedience; road blockades
were set up to halt logging trucks.
They... continued on page 4
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Homeowners speak
out on suites
by Mark Nielsen
and Rick Hiebert
Over 200 Point Grey homeowners turned a public information meeting concerning secondary suites into a forum for discontent against Vancouver City
Council's handling of the housing issue last Tuesday.
The homeowners, many of
whom are members of the West
Point Grey Residents Association, are not happy with the
costs involved in renovating the
suites should they be legalized,
according to executive member
Judy Gaylord.
"Many of the places being
rented out are ones in which
kids in families have lived in
while growing up, so I don't see
why they need any extra special
renovations for students," she
As well, in the context ofthe
present housing crisis, Gaylord
says that the process Council is
using to address the situation is
unsuitable and that more time
should be given to study the
"I think we need to know
who is living here and what the
trends are," she said.
However, Gaylord says the
chance of the Association getting its way are slim. Instead,
she said many are planning to
vote in favor of RS-1 (single
family) and hope a more sympathetic council will be voted in
before the phase out — which
will take up to ten years — is
Councillor Carol Taylor
says there is nothing that will
stop the process of either legalizing secondary suites or maintaining existing zoning in Point
"As long as suites or any
housing for that matter is illegal,
tenants don't have full rights,"
Taylor said.
"You can't make sure the
suites are safe, the city doesn't
pick up garbage enough, we can't
take care of parking and we can't
do proper planning for necessary
community services like
Even so, Taylor said the
controversy was expected.
"You can't do any zoning
change without causing controversy," she said.
The meeting was the first of
four scheduled for neighbourhoods in Point Grey as residents begin to vote on whether to
permit secondary suites or
phase out existing suites in
single family areas.
City hall estimates that 33
per cent of the houses in Point
Grey contain secondary suites, a
large number of which are occupied by students.
Ballots will be distributed to
homes in Point Grey and to tenants in secondary suites City
Hall is able to find, according to
planning department official
Yvonne Ostergaard.
"If it looks like there might
be an additional suite in the
home, then well deliver an extra
ballot to it," she said.
prof says
by Mark Nielsen
and Rick Hiebert
UBC associate professor
of commerce and regional
planning David Hulchanski
said council's approach to
the issue will not help the
current housing situation.
Hulchanski said supply
is not meeting demand, and
is being further worsened by
demolition, condominium
conversions and steep rental
"We have many who really can't afford good quality
housing," he said. "Secondary suites are the best way
of increasing the supply of
rent units, but the City of
Vancouver has decided to
have a crackdown on secondary suites, making the retail program even more severe."
Hulchanski said the
problems started when the
Social Credit government
abolished rent controls and
the rentalsmans office in
"The theory was once
you get rid of rent controls,
the private sector will build,"
he said. "It is now six years
later and the number of
rental units is declining and
the hot real estate market is
squeezing out renters."
The situation will become worse, and it may be too
late for renters by the time
the government takes action
he said.
Hulchanski said reaching a solution will require:
• a temporary moratorium on demolitions and condominium conversions;
• incorporating supply
of non-profit and co-op housing;
• re-establishing the
rentalsman's office so tenants can have a "form of protection for renters;"
• encourage good quality secondary suites; and
• instituting some form
of tax on speculation and
land- flipping.
The next public information meeting, is set for
tonight at Lord Byng Secondary starting at 7:30 p.m.
The meeting is for residents in neighbourhood four,
enclosed by 10th Avenue to
the north, 16th to the south,
Camosun Street in the east
and Blanca Street in the
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November 21,1989 NEWS
-*- v*
Rents rise
Residents protest
by Jeffrey Huberman
While thousands of UBC
students were huddling over
their books last Thursday,
preparing for Christmas exams, students Michel Blon-
deau and Verne Beckott joined
approximately 300 Vancouver
tenants who met at the West
End Community Centre to
protest rent hikes of up to 65%
this year.
Blondeau, Beckott and
other tenants vented their
anger towards what they see as
unresponsive politicians and a
rental housing market spinning out of control.
Blondeau, completing a
masters degree in Political
Science, pays 95 dollars more
each month for his one bedroom apartment on Jervis
Street than he did last year. He
expects to be slapped soon with
the thirty to sixty percent rent
increases other tenants in his
building are facing. He and
friend Beckott, a fourth year
History major, are uniting
with other tenants before the
crisis gets worse.
They and other West End
tenants are calling for the
province to reinstate the Office
of the Rentalsman, a bureau
which enabled tenants to appeal large rent increases. They
also want Vancouver to declare
a temporary moratorium on
demolitions, an action only
North Vancouver has taken.
Blondeau is an active
member of his apartment
building's tenant association.
He enjoys taking an active part
in his community and is disappointed more students do not.
He admits their energies
may be focussed on more scholastic matters, but notes that
last year's demonstrations
protesting UBC tuition hikes
of 10 percent drew only hand-
fuls of students.
"Because they (students)
have so much energy they
should be out looking for those
causes that need to be articulated," he says.
"I think that one ofthe reasons I'm involved is because I
live in a community. Many
students out at UBC live in a
place that's just a place to live.
It's important that I look at
Vancouver as a home."
Blondeau believes that
students are not aware of the
political power they wield, on
and off campus. He thinks they
should realize their power and
use it.
"The number of students in
this city is tremendous," he
says. "We should have huge
numbers out, but we don't. I
don't know what they're
Children from UBC daycare watched with concern as clearcutting began for Hampton Place some weeks
ago. Little did they know the land they stood on also belongs to the housing project. DAVID LOH PHOTO
Property mix-up peeves daycare
by Franka Cordua-von Specht
A lack of attention to blueprints has led to a property dispute between UBC daycare and
the neigbouring Hampton Place
condominium project at Wesbrook
Mall and 16th Avenue.
UBC Campus Planning and
Development informed UBC
daycare on September 15 that a
27-foot wide strip of their play
yard legally belongs to the Hampton Place project.
"We were upset," said Glen
Drover, president of the UBC
Childcare Society. "We were anxious to protect the property line
and daycare space."
The UBC Real Estate Corporation, the company developing
Hampton Place, added to the dilemma with plans to move an existing overhead powerline under
the newly constructed play yard.
The prospect of losing or dig
ging up land outraged parents
with children enrolled in the
"They (Campus Planning) say
it was a mistake," said Lucia
Fuentes, a parent and the president of Kindercare society (one of
the twelve independent child care
centres). "But I'm cynical. I can't
believe 27 feet was a mistake."
Fuentes said the university
showed disregard because the
daycare is less profitable than
Hampton Place.
But Tim Miner, director of
Campus Planning and Development, said the problem with the
property lines was the result of an
Miner said that when property lines were set for Hampton
Place last winter no one in the
Campus Planning verified that
the lines did not cut into the UBC
daycare land.
The error was discovered in
the spring when Campus Planning compared the blueprints of
the daycare and housing projects.
Despite the problems that
have arisen, Miner said there will
be no changes in policy relati ng to
property lines in the future.
"There will be no changes in
policy," said Miner. "This is only
an aberration."
Miner said the mistake was
understandable since commercial developments at UBC do not
require property lines to be
Hampton Place was an
anomaly because the project was
leased to private developers
Miner said.
"We never thought in terms
of property lines like the developers downtown," said Miner.
But no changes could be
made to the lines since the housing project was already registered with the land title office.
But the president of UBC
REC, Mark Betteridge, and
Miner both said that legally registered easements will be made for
both lots, meaning the daycare
will retain the use of their play
yard with the rights belonging to
Miner said only a small corner ofthe play yard will be lost to
Hampton Place in order to accomodate a rerouted powerline.
UBC daycare and Campus
Planning are in the process of
working out details of the agreement.
• The dispute over property
lines has led to a UBC daycare
internal conflict.
The executive of the Childcare Society should have informed the parents ofthe daycare
about the property and power line
six weeks earlier, said Fuentes.
Though the executive was
informed September 15, the par
ents weren't informed until November 1.
"The daycares are co-ops
which are run by parents and
should have input of parents," said
But Drover said the affair was
kept confidential to see if the executive could resolve the problem
without burdening parents who
were busy moving into the new
Fuentes said the paternalistic
attitude displayed by the executive was insulting to parents.
"We don't want executive who
doesn't think we (parents) are
mature enough to deal with it (the
problems)," she said.
Childcare coordinator Mab
Oloman said the property line and
power line event was traumatic
and that confidentiality was maintained to keep calm, ensuring that
an optimum resolution be found
for the children of the daycare.
UBC students discover CiTR rocks ... SFU
by Rick Hiebert
Some UBC students are chagrined that the best chance to hear
CiTR in a university setting may
mean visiting Simon Fraser University.
SFU often plays CiTR, UBC's
radio station, in its student pub
and in the hallways of its student
union space, while UBC's SUB
either plays other radio stations or
CiTR at a level too low to be well
Jessica Mathers, a fourth
year arts student, was visiting
with some friends at the SFU pub
Sunday when CiTR came over the
"They played it there the
whole day, which implies they
play it there often," Mathers said.
David Williams, of the SFU
pub's staff, said the pub often has
played CiTR, and other stations,
at patrons' request.
"Basically, we're in a concrete
building and have an antenna
running outside. What determines the station is usually what
comes in clearest, because reception can be bad. We chose Canadian over American stations and
usually what the customers ask
for," he said.
R. J. Morehouse, the third
year Arts student who hosts It's
Just Talk on CiTR, was amazed
when he heared CiTR in the SFU
"It struck me as odd that the
pub at SFU would be broadcasting CiTR when The Pit (UBC's
pub) usually doesn't or won't," he
said. "It's a sad day when SFU
listens to CiTR more than UBC
CiTR President Lane Dunlop was also surprised. Although
CiTR has been played in the hallways of SUB for a month now, he
said, "it's not worth us being
played because nobody can hear
"It was so hard to convince
the Alma Mater Society to play
CiTR in the hallways of SUB. It
was like pulling teeth. Without
support from certain people in
the AMS, it would have been
impossible," Dunlop said.
"It's hard for anyone in SUB
to hear CiTR when they do play it
because it's played so quietly," he
said. "It would be like placing The
Ubyssey inside a glass case. It's
there but it's not accessible."
AMS President Mike Lee
said he supported the idea of
hearing CiTR in the hallways of
SUB. He attributed the problems
students now have hearing CiTR
in SUB to a technical problem with
the SUB intercom system that is
being worked on and "hopefully
will be fixed soon."
When the tuner system is
working properly, Lee said, students will be able to hear CiTR "in
the hallways, in the general common areas, but not in general office space" where Vancouver radio
station CFMI will usually be
"It's hard for AMS staff to listen to CiTR for eight hours a day.
We've already had complaints," he
said. "We don't broadcast it in
areas where staff are working."
November 21,1989
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were dismantled on October 31 as
a measure of good faith in setting
up a task force to negotiate a better
logging plan.
The task force is comprised of
natives, other local interests, and
logging representatives. It is
hoped that a more wholistic logging plan can be developed.
A major complaint of the
Gitksan and Wet'suwet'en is that
their traditional culture is not
recogni zed and thus not taken into
account in the assessment of industrial potential of the lands in
question. The issue of cultural
recognition has subtle but great
importance in a case where non-
native interests see denial of a
cohesive and active traditional
community as a step towards legitimizing their own industrial
"One of the things we had to
prove (in court) was that we exist,
that we have a language and culture," said lawyer and Gitksan
hereditary chief Dora Wilson-
Wilson-Kenni said, however,
their case has not received adequate press coverage or enough
public support.
The Tribal Council has had to
absorb all costs beyond legal fees
(which the government covers),
including travel and accommodation for witnesses who must travel
to Vancouver to testify.
After the court hearing, close
to a hundred demonstrators, including several of the hereditary
chiefs of the Gitksan, gathered in
the rain at Robson Square to show
support for, and hear speakers
defend, aboriginal titles and
Demonstrators held up signs
which read "Keep the Circle
Strong", "Justice in the Land...and
for it", and "1990's—Aboriginal
Elections postponed
The Arts Undergraduate Society elections have been postponed until January because of a
constitutional mix-up.
The problem arose last Wednesday when it was reported to the
Ombudsperson that proper procedure was not followed according to
the AUS constitution.
The election was conducted
under the old AUS constitution
which did not require any advertising in The Ubyssey. The present
constitution requires the elections
to be advertised in two issues of
the vile rag.
This was not done due to an
oversight said Arts president
Johanna Wickie.
According to Wickie the nominations will now open tomorrow
for ten days and will close on the
last day of school. The hopefuls
will have the first week of school to
campaign before the election begins the following week for three
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November 21,1989 r
fey David Nykl
HERE is consistency
to the plays at the
Freddy Wood, and a
threefold reason for it. One, the
theatre is fortunate enough to
exist outside of the somewhat
competitive live theatre market
in Vancouver. It can afford to
stage almost anything, so long as
it is considered a 'classic' or
'classic to be'.
Two, the theatre relies
heavily on the Bachelor of Fine
Arts acting students, and even
though auditions are open to all,
there is a sameness to the acting.
Finally, its directors produce
many variations of the same
thing. The result is a pretty
consistent pattern: plays that
The Frederic Wood production of She Stoops to Conquer fits
this mold perfectly. It is amusing, but not very interesting. The
story is a classic comedy of
manners in wliich Oliver
She Stoops to Conquer
Frederic Wood Theatre
Until November 25
Goldsmith tried to write something shocking for the London
stage. He was indeed revolutionary and, as evidenced by the
play's existence, timeless.
Unfortunately, UBC's
staging is anything but that. The
i performance is hindered by
[mediocre acting from Guy
Sum -Tm/mwni&rie&
In typical Freddy Wood
fashion, the costumes and the set
were excellent, but in this case
they failed to elevate the production. Kevin Orr staged a very
textbook production — there is
little of Goldsmith's fire and
S&u &U~*t &U,
Fauchon as Tony Lumpkin and
Michael O'Donnell as Mr.
Hardcastle. These two pose too
much and deliver their lines as if
they were all asides.
The rest ofthe cast are good,
particularly Bill Melathopolous
as Hastings and David MacKay
as Marlow —: both were very
watchable and indeed a relief
when they appeared on stage.
Kudos also to Jonathan
Seville as prologue/Lord/Sir
brimstone in this show's imagination. Instead, there are some
slow moments when the director
didn't do anything interesting,
and then moments of sincere
comedy which come from the text
with some slight embellishment.
See this play if you've never
seen it, but ifyou have, see
something else.
an women in
by Carol Hui
d A SIAN women are
innately more soft,
. sensual. You can't deny
that," a popular Hollywood actor
said in the documentary Slaying
the Dragon.
In Visible Colours Film
Robson Square/Van East
Cinema/SFU Harbourside
Until November 19
Produced by American Deborah Gee, this video traces the portrayal of Asian women in film
and television. The evolution of
female Asian stereotypes begins
with the image of the evil dragon
lady, through submissive Geisha
girl and the exotic seductress,
ending finally with the role of the
Asian newscaster.
The film points out how this
new Connie Chung stereotype
makes it seem as if the media has
become non-sexist and non-racist
by allowing Asian women in
anchor positions. In reality, this
new role is no different from the
traditional version ofthe obedient
Asian female subordinated by the
authoritarian white male. Asians
are preferred because they are
believed to be harder working
and less demanding than black or
Chicano women.
Vintage footage of Lana
Turner and Katherine Hepburn
with taped down, slanted eyes
acting as Asian women revealed
the absurdity ofthe time when
Asians were banned from leading
Interracial relationships
have always been that of a white
male with an Asian female.
Professor Eugene Wong of
California State University at
Long Beach said, "The idea of the
white man possessing women of
colour has always been in our
culture. Ifyou take away their
women, you leave minority men
with nothing. It is alarming the
rate that Japanese-American
women especially are marrying
outside their race."
"It's hard for Asian women to
romanticize about Asian men.
The strong, heroic types have
always been white males. Asian
men for the most part are manservants or are talking about
laundry detergent," one Asian
woman revealed.
This film was a must-see for
all Asian women. It illustrated
the different images we have
been forced to live up to in our
society, and how these stereotypes have unconsciously formed
our identities. The fight for
diversity in film roles is inherently connected with the rejection
of conformity to stereotypical
roles forced upon us by North
American society.
Slaying the Dragon was
accompanied by Emergence, a
self-financed project by Partibha
Parmar, a British woman. The
ambitious attempt to show the
culture of diaspora by four
women of colour poets and artists
was largely unfulfilled. The poor
visual and sound quality of the
work points out the difficulty of a
minority woman in Britain trying
to produce a work that expresses
racism in a creative, artistic
Colour Schemes by American
Shu Lea Cheang, another low
budget production, focussed on
the stereotypes that visible
minorities have to face in
everyday interactions. She used
the metaphor of a washing cycle
to illustrate North American
society — All the whites go into
one load, all the colours into
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election for the following positions:
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Nomination forms giving full details of the requirements of nominations
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4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1,1989.
Huskies frost T-Birds
by Michael Booth
With the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in town for a
pair of crucial hockey games, the
UBC puck squad had trouble rising to the challenge, dropping Friday's game 5-2 before redeeming
themselves with a thrilling 3-2
overtime win on Saturday.
On Friday the Huskies
grabbed an early 1-0 lead before T-
Bird left winger Dave Cannon
evened the score with a goal coming off a goal-mouth scramble.
UBC went up 2-1 at 6:44 ofthe
second period when Husky goal-
tender Pat Nogier gave up a rebound off a shot from T-Bird captain Grant Delcourt. The puck
bounced onto the stick of forward
Rich Dusevic who pounded the
puck past Nogier to give the T-
Birds the lead.
The score remained unchanged until halfway through
the third period when the Huskies
struck for three goals in less than
three minutes.
With ten minutes left in the
game, Husky Chris Gall took a pass
from the corner and fired a shot
that beat T-Bird goaltender Ray
Woodley high to the stick side.
A minute later right winger
Walter Shutter blasted a shot
through Woodley's pads to give
Saskatchewan the lead.
The Huskies added an insurance marker when Rob McKech-
eny*s point shot beat a screened
Woodley high on the glove side one
and half minutes later.
Saskatchewan played tough
defense the rest of the way, allowing only ineffective perimeter shots
from a frustrated T-Bird squad
before icing the game with an
empty-net goal with nine seconds
showing on the clock.
On Saturday the T-Birds were
tied with the Huskies at the end of
the first period on the strength of
goals from Delcourt and Cannon.
The score remained knotted at
two, and the two teams headed
into overtime. In the extra session,
the Huskies were caught on a line
change when T-Bird right winger
Delcourt raced in on Nogier. His
shot bounced off Nogier and hit
Cannon in the leg. The puck then
bounced into the air and Cannon
calmly bunted home the winning
goal for a 3-2 T-Bird victory.
"It's hard to get momentum in
this league," lamented UBC head
coach Terry O'Malley. "We had a
disheartening last ten minutes (on
Friday) but they didn't fold up
their tents and came out determined to win hard (on Saturday)."
"The team's backs were
against the wall, they needed the
win to stay active (in the playoff
hunt) and they came through."
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November 21,1989 SPORTS
Basket-birds stuffed on island
by Joe Altwasser
The UBC women's Thunderbird basketball had their feathers
plucked in weekend action in Victoria last weekend when they
faced the nation's third-ranked
Vikes in their Canada-West season opener.
The T-birds lost the first game
92-70 and the second game 70-53
but despite the results UBC coach
Misty Thomas is optimistic about
the chances of the team in the
Thomas said the T-birds may
even have won the game if they
had only been able to strengthen
their rebounding and avoided
ttaking cheap fouls.
The fouls have been our major problem all year," she said.
"They scored thirty points
from the free throw line and if they
had shot effectively it would have
been even more," said Thomas.
Thomas is optimistic about
the Thunderbirds chances and
thinks they can compete with any
other school in the league once
their game plan begins to click.
"We want to have an uptempo team. The defence has not
yet translated into victories. For
us we have to generate a lot of our
offence from defence through
turn-overs and steals," she said.
Most of the Viking's points
came from easy shots when the T-
birds let down on the defensive
boards, said Thomas.
"Call me eternally optimistic
but I find it a surprise any time we
lose. I feel we can compete with
Thomas also complained
about the tough schedule the T-
birds have started the year with.
"We have spent four weekends on
the road. The tough part of the
year has almost passed."
The men's basketball team
split their season opener series
against the Vikings in Victoria
losing a 71-70 heartbreaker Friday night before drubbing the
Vikes 98-80 Saturday.
The Thunderbirds would
have made a clean sweep of the
Vikings if it were not for bad luck
and the presence of U-Vic big man
Spencer Mackay who sunk a last-
second prayer to defeat the T-
The basket-birds were also
hampered by unfortunate luck at
the foul line on Friday night with
both J.D. Jackson and Jason
Leslie missing foul shots that
could have salted away a UBC
Leslie said the T-Birds were
in control most of the way. "But
they tightened up their defence in
the second half and we took some
ill-advised shots. We could have
made them but didn't. They made
Coach Bruce Enns agreed
with Leslie's assessment. "It was
unfortunate. It was a close fought
game and we lost a real heart-
But Enns was pleased with
the weekend because rather than
folding for the second game the T-
birds flew out and humbled the
"We came out on fire and we
were up by twenty by half-time,"
said Enns.
Enns was pleased with the T-
birds defence all weekend which
held the Vikings to only 40 per cent
from the field.
The season resumes for both
the men's and women's team next
weekend in Lethbridge when they
lock horns with the Pronghorns.
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November 21,1989
Bird Bits
SFU wins fundraising relay
In the Challenge 600 Run to
the Hills, ski teams from UBC and
SFU ran a fundraising relay race
from Vancouver to Whistler on
November 11-12. Leaving at six in
the morning, the two teams set a
fast pace and finished in Whistler
a full hour and a half ahead of
schedule. Once at Whistler, the
UBC skiBirds were horrified to
learn that SFU had won the "race"
because they had collected 80 dollars more in pledges than their
UBC counterparts. Despite the
bitter taste of defeat, the ski team
would like to thank everyone for
their enthusiasm and support.
T-bird Sheilagh Gillespie digs volleyball
Birds tame Vikings
by Michael Booth
The UBC men's and women's
volleyball teams confronted the
Viking hordes from the University
of Victoria on the weekend with
the men scoring a pair of inspiring
wins while the women settled for a
win and a loss.
The T-Birds extended their
unbeaten start to 4-0 by sweeping
their Island rivals 3-1 and 3-2
while the women's squad split
their games, winning 3-1 Friday
before succumbing 3-2 Saturday.
On Friday night the men's
squad powered their way to victory 15-12 15-13 2-15 and 15-8 by
using all the tools available on
their bench, including an outstanding crop of first-year players
led by Doug Dorton.
T-Bird setter John Keleris
was selected as the team's outstanding player, leading the way
defensively with 10 digs. UVic's
player-of-the-game was power
hitter Brent Schmor who chipped
in six kills and one ace service in a
losing cause.
"It was a funny match," UBC
head coach Dale Ohman said.
"They   successfully   brought   us
down to their slow and methodic
style of play.
"The match was won in the
third game when I sat out some
starters so they could mentally get
back in the match. It worked better than I expected as the rookies
(Doug Dorton, Ed Chu, Leroy
Pereira, and Andy Mavretic) held
on and forced Victoria to play hard
for 15 minutes to win the game."
The T-Bird women's  squad
were equally successful on Friday
as they romped to an easy 3-1 victory with scores of 15-5 13-15 15-9
and 15-11.
Power hitter Jenny Rauh was
named UBC's player-of-the-game
with 14 kills and 3 service aces.
UVic's most prominent player
of the evening was power hitter
Maureen Odland who contributed
12 kills and one service ace to keep
the scores close.
"We played well, served
tough, and created problems for
them," UBC head coach Donna
Baydock said. "Victoria didn't play
well; they made a lot of unforced
Saturday presented two new
matches and a whole lot of problems for the women. The Vikes
took the play to the T-Birds and
walked away with a 3-2 win on the
strength of 17-15 6-15 15-11 5-15
and 8-15 scores.
UVic middle hitter Lara Melville put in her second strong game
in a row and was selected player-
of-the-game based on her 24 kills,
one stuff block, and three service
aces. UBC's player-of-the-game
was play set hitter Sonya
Wachowski who led the T-Birds
with 13 kills, one stuff block, and
20 digs.
"They were more prepared for
us," Baydock said. "They served
tougher, we were not as agressive
in our serves and we had mental
lapses in games two and four."
The men's fortunes were considerably rosier than the women
Saturday but they still had to fight
through five games to secure a 3-2
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victory with scores of 15-6 9-15 15-
10 3-15 and 15-12.
Team captain Rob Hill was
selected player of the game with 25
kills and seven digs. Ohman also
singled out the play of freshman
power hitter Charles Herbert who
provided 18 kills and 8 digs in
Saturday's match.
UVic's top player was play set
hitter Shaun Risby who had a
phenomenal game with 23 kills,
one stuff block, and three ace
Ohman was pleased with the
composure that his team showed
in the match and said the five-
minute break between the fourth
and fifth games provided all the
time his squad needed to prepare
themselves for the final push.
"The break between games
allowed the team to get their
heads together," Ohman said. "It
was a very positive experience. In
that situation you need a patient
and composed team."
"Victoria came to play. They
looked better in the warm-up than
the night before but we were better
in the warm-up too. It was a faster,
more up tempo game; more in line
with our style of play."
Next action for the women's
team comes this Friday and Saturday when they host a pair of games
against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns. Both games are
at 7:30 at War Memorial Gym.
Meanwhile, the men's squad takes
to the road for a pair of exhibition
matches with the University of
Winnipeg Westmen in the Manitoba capital.
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Technically foul
by Martin Chester
What it is to be a Westerner, ignored or forgotten.
I was amazed earlier this year when I saw the rankings ofthe
CIAU men's soccer teams. The UBC Thunderbirds were ranked
This is a team packed with Canadian Soccer League (CSL)
players. Not just players who sat on the bench and watched, but
starters and stars.
They are a veritable who's who of young Canadian players.
Yet this team, who by any standards had to be the cream ofthe
crop of Canadian university teams, were ranked ninth.
How are these rankings made? Do they actually look at the
rosters, or is it just a random selection?
The only
which team is
any other is to
team on pa-
pundits do for
way to choose
better than
look at the
per, just as
the    profes
sional leagues. And on paper the Thunderbirds were by far the best
team in Canada.
The Thunderbirds proved their superiority throughout the
season. They went through the regular season undefeated and won
most of their games with startling ease.
And two weekends ago they swept through the National
Championship tournament defeating three undefeated opponents
in three days, allowing just one goal in the process.
Yet, when the all-star teams were anounced last week only
two Thunderbird players were considered good enough and they,
Steve Burns and Neil Wilkinson, were considered only good
enough for the second all-star team.
Who picks these teams? Do they go to the games? Have they
ever left the Niagara Peninsula? For the most part, their predictions and selections are about as accurate as Jim Bakker's accounting methods.
First of all, how can a national champion not deserve at least
one place on the first all-star team?
Thunderbird defender Mike Mosher had a spectacular year as
the anchor of a very strong UBC defence and was involved in the
offence from his back line position. Earlier in the year the CIAU allowed themselves to make Mosher athlete-of-the-week, yet they
could not bring themselves to place him on either all-star team. To
cap it off, Mosher was named MVP in the recently completed CIAU
Ron Village was an outstanding mid-fielder throughout the
season and was awarded player-of-the-week for the tournament's
week, yet was not considered to be all-star material.
Jim Stewart, the T-Bird football team's outstanding running
back, was deemed to be the most outstanding player in all of Western Canada and was a finalist for the Hee Creighton trophy as the
nation's most outstanding player. All this was not good enough
though as he and standout T-Bird tight-end Tom Vlasic found
themselves as second team all-stars.
What gives?
Has anybody got an answer for this lunacy? Are these selections made based on games shown on TSN and completed before
midnight Eastern time?
The only explanation appears to be that in order to be selected
for an all-star team a player must:
a) play on an Ontario/Quebec/Atlantic University team.
b) play a schedule full of patsies (are you listening St.
I guess since the West really doesn't matter in the CIAU's eyes
(costs so much to get out here to see a game and all), we will just
have to be satisfied with what matters most: UBC won the national
title and beat three wonders ofthe Eastern world to do it
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November 21,1989 OWNIONAETTERS
Anti Apartheid Networking
By Warren Whyte
Over the Rememberance Day
long weekend a Western Canadian Anti-Apartheid Conference
was held that was both insightful
and inciteful.
Tactics against governments
and companies that facilitate
apartheid were shared by representatives from each province giving groups new ideas and feelings
of excitement about applying
Because of an AMS travel
grant, UBC Students for a Free
Southern Africa were lucky
enough to be able to send two
members to Winnipeg to participate in this important conference.
The most important aspect of
the conference, however, was that
for the first time, Canadian anti-
apartheid groups have organized a
communication network on a
regional level.
This umbrella-system in Canada would parallel the recently
formed umbrella group in South
Africa:   the   Mass   Democratic
Movement (MDM).
The MDM has succeeded in
uniting anti-apartheid groups
which have previously been unconnected. It is made up of the
Pan-African Congress (PAC), the
United Democratic Front (UDF),
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headed by South Africa's leading
force against apartheid the African National Congress (ANC).
The goal of the MDM is free
and democratic elections. Period.
Divisional politics are being overlooked in order to achieve a
greater good.
Hopefully, Canadian anti-
apartheid groups can do the same
through a 'National Anti-Apartheid Network'.
Each group would remain
autonomous in supporting different movements within South Africa, but it is hoped that we as
Canadians can lend our support to
the anti-apartheid movement as a
Regional committees (i.e. in
cities) made up of diverse groups
and activists would meet as often
as possible to coordinate common
campaigns and events.
A National Executive Committee would be elected to represent the regions and maximize
coordination and communication
across the country.
Soon, when referring to Canadian anti-apartheid work, the slogan of "Think globally, Act locally"
might well be changed to Think
globally, Coordinate nationally
and Act regionally."
The result of the Manitoba
conference was the establishment
of a Western Canadian Network
that will be run on the same principles as the National Network.
The regional network breaks new
and significant ground on the way
to building a national network and
ultimately dismantling the racist
regime of apartheid.
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Feminist bags
shame UBC
On Monday October 30th, I
had the pleasure of attending a
lecture on linguistic theory and its
applications to vulgarity by Professor Brian Spittles of Oxford. At
the lecture's conclusion, several
women rose to challenge him.
Their argument—what of it I
could make out through their
raised voices and frequent profanities—was the Professor
Spittles had somehow demeaned
women by only reading prose selections by male authors in the
course of his lecture. One
woman—in a burst of hyperbole
remarkable due to its total logical
incoherence—suggested that Professor Spittles had brainwashed
the 'young people' in the room. All
three then departed, hurling invective as they went.
The University's policy of
"academic freedom" states all at
the University have "the
freedom...to engage in full and
unrestricted consideration of any
opinion. Behavior which obstructs
full and free discussion...vitally
threatens the integrity ofthe University's forum. Such behavior
cannot be tolerated." I think the
women  who  shouted  Professor
Spittles down should acquaint
themselves with the meaning of
the above. If they do not, I'm sure
their rhetoric will continue to meet
the reception it met at the lecture:
amazement that such intolerance
and refusal to argue logically coul d
exist in university educated individuals.
Christopher Brayshaw
Arts 3
"The words of the
prophets are written on the bathroom walls..."
Do you have questions about
society, the way we live and the
way we should live? Ifyou do, run
to the nearest washroom cubicle,
take a seat, relax and begin to
Opinions and diagrams are
splashed on the walls in a variety
of colours. The blue, black and red
ink can answer all your important
questions that concern sex, love,
politics and racism. You can find
out, for example, who loves who,
who hates who, how to avoid venereal diseases, whatacommunistis
and how others view different
nationalities. These answers, of
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Ifyou do not have time to read
the cubicles this year, do not
worry. The authors of the washroom messages have deeply engraved their answers to life's questions on the walls. These messages
will be available for consultation
for many years.
If you are troubled and in
search of an answer, visit your
local cubicle today.
Arts 2
Give us parking
Considering the lack of parking for students on campus, it is
simply appalling how Traffic and
Security has handled the allocation of parking spots in the new
parkade next to the SUB.
Looking out my window from
Gage Residences, I noticed there
has never been more than a few
cars parked on the top few levels of
the parkade. Out of curiosity, I
phoned Traffic and Security about
the allocation of spots in the parkade to students and they replied
that "all spots have been allocated".
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After some more inquires, Ted
Leathers, a Traffic and Security
employee in charge of allocating
the spots, finally told me that they
are "in the process of assessing the
number of spots to be given to
students and then advertisements
will be run in the UBC newspapers".
I do not see why spots are still
not allocated in November when
Traffic and Security is well aware
that solutions to student parking
shortages are needed now.
So Mr. Leathers is trying to
tell me that it takes more than two
months to assess spot availability.
This is ridiculous but somewhat
typical of a department that is not
known for it's speediness ( eg.
some appeals for traffic violations
dated as far back as April are still
being processed).
Therefore, I would suggest
writing or phoning Mr. Leathers
in order to complain about Traffic
and Security's lethargic attitude
towards solving the student parking problems. You might also wish
to ask him why the Maclnnis Field
tennis courts are still faculty parking even though it was promised
that the courts would be reconstructed after the parkade was
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Strangway shames
In response to students camping out in front of his office to urge
the withdrawl of UBC's business
with Shell Canada, President
Strangway accuses them of using
Shell Canada as a "whipping boy".
Poor Shell Canada, only
$427,000,000 profit last year (79%
of which goes to Royal Dutch Shell,
the only legal supplier of fuel to
South Africa).
These are curious sympathies
for someone 100% anti-apartheid.
I wonder who really has a "most
bizarre and strange set of logic." It
is clear to me that sentiments like
this are either unwittingly or willfully supporting apartheid in
South Africa. Either way, do we
really want our President to deliver this kind of message?
Marcus Hrychuk
Arts 3
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THE UBYSSEY/9 Bad attitudes
A growing number of British Columbians are scrambling onto the recycling bandwagon.
But while these new environmentalists are lapping up
article after article about the fragile state of our environment and sinking membership dues into environmental
groups that are crying about the fate of tropical rainforests,
a less glamourous battle goes largely unnoticed in the
Supreme Court of B.C.
The precedent-setting aboriginal titles case between
the Gitksan-Wet'suwet'en Tribal Council, who are vyingfor
self-government and jurisdiction over their ancestral
homeland, and the Crown, is in its third year of proceedings.
The case should have serious implications on the future of commercial development in B.C. and Canada.
The bands are demanding compensation for generations of abuse by non-native interests. Press coverage, as
usual, has been sparse.
Almost everyone agrees that forestry practices must
change. Those who don't agree are making at least token
gestures of compromise to placate an indignant public.
But what of the full extent of abuse suffered by the
First Nations in this country? For over a century in B.C.
government and commercial interests have denied the
existence of whole traditional cultures and concurrently
legitimized their destructive industrial developments.
There are many stories conveniently forgotten—or suppressed by the residents of this province. Silence only
corroborates our collective guilt.
British Columbians know more about racism in South
Africa than about the shocking treatment of natives here at
Media coverage and public interest is low. The controversial nature ofthe land claims issue does not lend itself
to popular coverage because few in the mainstream are
affected and there are too many grey areas where interests,
especially economic ones, conflict.
And now aboriginal rights activists are beginning to
criticize the "neo-colonialism" of mainstream environmen-
talism and its most prominent representative groups—the
overwhelming majority of which are white middle and
upper middle class-dominated.
The Sierra Club ran bus tours to Carmanah Valley last
summer, and the Western Canada Wilderness Committee
built trails into it. Maybe bus tours to the corner of Main
and Hastings would help garner public support for aboriginal issues.
Locally it was the provicial government's creation of
the Pacific Spirit Park which has made Musqueam claims
to the land difficult to attain.
Native struggles for justice and self-government are
inexorably intertwined with ecological survival. Even
"progressive" environmental groups will still be too limited
if they don't start to deal directly with, and publicly take a
stand on, aboriginal issues.
Maybe it's time non-natives put their own interests on
hold and attended to the double whammy injustice that's
been inflicted—on the land, and on its original owners.
the Ubyssey
November 21, 1989
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Val's elder bral had come home for the weekend, to rest from the exertions ol the week
and he, with friend and boon companion Paul Dayson, sat beside the treatment plant
in their lawn chairs passing the time away, just sitting by the treatment plant, wasting
Suddenly, they screamed as a dark shape appeared on the Stave River. It was
the evil pirate shp....the Flying Ubyssey!
"Arrrr," growled "Long Joe" Altwasser "Calico Franka" Cordua-von Specht
"Black Chung" Wong, "Bluebeard" Keith Leung and "Fluffy" Nadene Rehnby, the malevolent pirate captains, who had sailed up the river to plunder the mobile home park.
Mark Nielsen and Luis Peidmont, who had been playing a sea pg, cried "Open
fire!" as Jeff Huberman and Hao Li ran the Jolly Roger up Ihe flag pole.
Mom and Doug figured something was amiss when the first cannonball
bounced off Martin Chester and landed in their kitchen
"Aaargh," cried pirates Sarah Atkinson and Joanne Neilson as Carol Hui
menacingly brandished a cutlass, "We be wanting booty!" David Nykl, May Wong,
Rebecca Bishop and Yukie Kurahashi immediately began stripping the Christmas
decorations from around the house.
"Yaaah," screamed Rick's mother as she gave pirates Krishna Rau and John
Futhey a flying karate kick, "I paid too @«$%A&* much for the tree! Leave it alone!"
Ernest Stelzer and Edwin Aussem, who had decided to live together always in
the mobile home park, almost ran into the pirates with their car as they fled The Wrath
Of Mom. "Get out of my'park," she screamed, tossing Michael Booth like a javelin at
the fleeing buccaneers.
Wong Kwok-Sum, later, took a picture of Mom, Doug, Rags and Poncho beside
the sunken ship (Mom karate chopped It in half and made Smile Of The Day in the
process) as the pirates were marched off to jail. "Great," Rick Hiebert said as he took
lots of pictures, "I can get 250 inches out of this. Wont Chris Lawson wet his pants with
glee when he reads it!
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Keith Leung * Nadene Rehnby •  Chung Wong
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AUS intrigue
Mark Keister tells his
facts about the Arts Undergraduate Society the way
Jimi Hendrix played his
guitar: loud with heavy distortion.
In his letter of November 7, 1989, Mark asserts
that The claim that a group
of students within the AUS
was disgruntled because
they didn't get their presidential candidate elected
last year" is wrong. Since
that theory is hogwash, why
then were there two clear
attempts (and plenty of not-
too-subtle pressure) from a
group within the AUS to
have Johanna Wickie removed from office immediately following last spring's
election? I don't know, but
Mark quickly asserts that
he certainly did not hoi d any
silly grudge over the election results (which explains
why, eight months later, he
still feels compelled to remind Johanna Wickie that
she only won by two votes.)
Oh, and let's check the
figures on how many council
members were actually behind the recent impeachment attempt. Stating that
"over half of the AUS was
behind the movement to
boot out Johanna" is simply,
in point of fact, not true
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(unless, of course, there is a
'third half to the council
that we've all missed).
Mr. Keister continues
his case as Counsel for the
Persecution by referring to
organizational and communication problems. Well
Mark, the AUS is a STUDENT organization, its all
about learning to do things,
not lynching someone because they goof occasionally
or don't happen to be 'politically correct' in your eyes.
As for the existence of
cliques and factions, Mark
suggests the presence of a
"brown nosing pro-Johanna
clique." What on earth for?
Is the position of AUS President so mighty and powerful
that disciples suckle to her
feet in hopes of receiving
Royal favour? Almost in the
same breath, Mark tries to
dispel any notion ofthe existence of a 'shit-disturbers'
clique. I was there, Iremem-
ber the faction- "we're left
wing and you're not so you
must be right wing"-poli-
ticking and Joanna Harrington's repeated boasts
that she, Mark Keister,
Donovan Kuehn, and ex-
presidential hopeful
Stephanie Lynn had formed
a "slate" of candidates who
were going to "shake things
I'm glad that Mark
Keister is "optomistic"
about the AUS and wants to
"work together for the benefit of Arts students" (did he
say that or is there a string
on his side that you pull to
make him talk that way?).
But he is still compelled to
throw whitewash on the
first accurate statement to
be printed about the problems plaguing the organization.
Yes Mark, do let's
stomp on Allison Whitlow
for her awful subversive
"attitude". That treacherous trollop is obviously in
cahoots with Johanna
Wickie in wanting the AUS
to finally function as a
healthy, friendly, student
organization when you and I
both know it should be an
angry, cutthroat, politicized
Bill Allman
Law 2
Former History Rep
AUS Council
Racism is bad
Racism in Canada.
"You don't say."
Over the years, some
Canadians have become
more racist and less supportive of ethnic groups for
many reasons.
The influx of immigrants has got some Canadians scared. They feel with
more people coming into
Canada there will be less
jobs and housing available.
Al so, Canadi ans seem to feel
that they will lose their
identity. All ofthe above are
very real things but are
these reasons to lash out at
others because they are different? Canadians seem to
forget that they themselves
are also immigrants to this
country. Do they ever think
of that?
I think all persons, no
matter what race, colour or
religion have some racist
feelings. People need to
remember that we are all
unique individuals. We all
deserve to be treated
equally and with respect. No
matter what our ethnic origin is.
D. Tobin
Arts 3
What is a "Ms"? Although I applied to U.B.C.
as a "Miss", my mail from
the University is addressed
to a "Ms". Are "Miss" and
"Mrs" offensive? Perhaps
"Ms" resulted from feminism, implying that marital
status should not be revealed in a woman's title as
it is not evident in "Mr".
"Ms" is as ridiculous as
"chairperson" and "humankind" - or should I say
J. Gould
Arts 3
November 21,1989 OPINION
West must aid Vietnam
The solution of the boat
people, both political and economic refugees must lie in Vietnam, that is not to say repatriation
is the solution. Treating the symptom rather than the disease itself
is endemic today. Onlyalongterm
solution can stem the tide of exodus from Vietnam. While forced
repatriation may be a popular solution for a host country, the
symptom simply will not go away
until the disease is cured. A viable
economy and a relatively free political environment are the essential components of a long term
solution. Can such a solution be
possible in the political climate of
Vietnam today? Yes, but Vietnam's own efforts at reforming its
economy will not be enough. Help
is needed if the reform is to succeed
and the exodus is to stop.
To end the economic stagnation of the last decade, Hanoi is
determined to resume economic
relations with the rest of the
world. It has satisfied the preconditions for normal economic and
political relations by withdrawing
its occupation troops from neighbouring Cambodia and instituting
its own "perestroika—doi moi"
(renovation) campaign.
A lot has changed since the
three-year-old doi moi campaign.
Vietnam is now not only committed to but also effectively operating a market-oriented development model. Almost all central
planning apparatus of the past
decades has either been abolished
or simply withered away form
neglect use. Hanoi is clearing the
way and removing obstacles for an
open   market-oriented  economy.
Its success is striking. Almost all
goods and services are traded at
market prices, thus effectively
eliminating the country's two-
market economy. Its success is
striking. Almost all goods and
services are traded at market
prices, thus effectively eliminating the country's two-market
economy—the official market and
the black market. For instance,
the official hard currency exchange rates are within 5 to 10
percent of market rates.
Yet there is still something
missing in the picture. For Vietnam to succeed and catch up with
the rest of the world, its own efforts will not be enough. Unlike
other nations in Southeast Asia,
Vietnam did not have the peace
which followed the end ofthe colonial rules to develop its own economy. Before the partition of the
country, Vietnam was a colony of
France. It did not have its own
economy, but was part of France's
mercantile economy. After the
partition of the country, the
North's economy was totally devoted to a war for the liberation of
the South, heavily subsidized by
the communist block. Similarly,
the South's economy was a war
economy which depended heavily
on American aid. When the war
finally ended in 1975, Hanoi instituted a heavy industrialization
program for the united country
using the traditional Soviet development model which ended in disaster and stagnation for the coun
try's economy.
Hanoi's task of economic
building or rebuilding is not as
easy as changing its domestic
Marxist economy to an open, market-oriented economy. As far as its
economy is concerned, the country
is still in ruins; the country has no
infrastructure, capital, skills or
technologies that are needed to
attract international investments
in a global economy. It is also
crippled by a three-billion-dollar
foreign debt which is about ten
times its GNP.
It needs nothing short of a
marshal plan to put its house in
order. Massive influx of
international aid of every kind is
needed at this crucial stage for
infrastructure projects. The
Soviet bloc is the only sole
supporter of Vietnam's economic
reforms. (We all know the Soviets
have their own reasons for such
generosity, but so do we.) Soviet
aid is on the rise to support specific
infrastructure projects. It is not as
though the West has had an
unblemished record in such
matters. Before the deterioration
of Sino-Vietnamese relations and
Vietnam's military intervention
in Cambodia, the West had
extended hard currency loans of
some 2 billion dollars. Its military
intervention in Cambodia saw
almost all Western and Chinese
aid stop. Now that Vietnam has
ended its military intervention in
Cambodia and is committed to a
market-oriented economy, Western aid still seems elusive as ever.
H.T.J. Tran
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Murder and mayhem in the 80's
As children grow up, reality
gradually hits them. Santa Claus
isn't real, neither is the tooth
fairy, and somewhere in there
comes the death ofthe Hardy
Boys. After all, there really isn't a
Bayport, their father Fenton's no
crack investigator, there's no
Chief Collig, or Jerry Gilroy.
By John Futhey
Reprinted from The Varsity
Canadian University Press
But as it turns out, the whole Hardy
creative mystique is also a charade. No
such author as Franklin W. Dixon ever
existed. The real Dixon is the man behind
an entire fiction factory, Edward M.
Don't know him? You should. Try Roy
Rockwood, writer ofthe Dave Fearless series. Victor Appleton, author of Tom
Swift. Horatio Alger, after the real one
had died? Carolyn Keene, "author" of
Nancy Drew? They're all Edward M.
Stratemeyer, and chances are, if he
wasn't responsible for your favourite
mystery series, one of his syndicate's
writers was.
With the Hardy Boys, as with most of
his other projects, Stratemeyer was the
conceptualist, farming out individual
books to writers all over North America.
As Leslie McFarlane, the series' first
author observed of Stratemeyer's original
outline: "The setting would be a small city
called Bayport on Barmet Bay, "somewhere on the Atlantic coast'. The boys
would attend Bayport High. Their
mother's name would be Laura. They
would have three chums: Chet, a chubby
farm boy, humourist of the group; Biff
Hooper, an athletic two-fisted type who
could be relied on to balance the scales in
the event of a fight; and Tony Prito, who
would presumably tag along to represent
all ethnic minorities."
The original series, written in the
1920s, '30s and '40s, was updated in the
1950s and '60s. The early 1980s sounded
the death knell of hardback Hardys: a
"We'll never get out of here alivel" Chet moaned
paperback series written by an anonymous syndicate staff is now in print, with
over 80 titles.
Changes in texts from the 1920s to the
'50s tended to eliminate dated trends,
while adding colourful brushstrokes to
character sketches.
But for a few minor changes, the most
significant change was evidently made to
appease ethnic groups slightly — a "comedic" situation involving an Italian fruit
stand owner was revised considerably. In
the original, a frantic "Rocco" dances
around yelling in broken English at the
bomb that's supposedly been planted in
his oranges. The 1959 edition pokes fun
only at the slow-witted Irish policeman
Oscar Smuff. Joe particularly plays on the
cop's ego to get the man to put out a fire
Frank has set behind Rocco's.
Later in the series, the brothers and
their father interact much more, and
Aunt Gertrude is a recurring character
shamelessly exploited for her comic
appeal as a shrewish woman admonishing
her nephews to stop tangling with crooks.
Chefs hobbies become more and more
intrinsically tied to the theme ofthe mystery, and the brothers' ever-widening
circle of willing assistants expands to
include Jerry Gilroy, "a star outfielder on
the Bayport High baseball team," and
Phil Cohen, "a quiet bookish boy."
The style shifts dramatically from the
first to second editions. Gone are the
direct addresses to the reader, and most
of the omniscient narrator scenes, where
the story shifted from the crooks to the
Hardys with feverish abandon.
In today's forgettable paperback editions, the emphasis is definitely on what
1980s children supposedly construe as action-packed. The Hardys become much
more global in scope, and tackle far more
espionage and violence cases. Critics say
the average age of readers, along with
their attention span and number of books
in the series they read is gradually
decreasing. Where 10 to 14 was once
thought to be the average readers' age, it
is now somewhere around nine to 11.
Odd, then, that a strict requirement of
the first editions — that there be no
murder — is immediately violated in the
new editions. Iola Morton, Chefs sister
and Joe's girlfriend, is killed in the first
episode. The story concentrates on the
terrorists responsible, and Joe seems
remarkably meek towards the men who
have killed his "special friend." An eerie
echo of early editions persists (a bashful
"Mr. Bones is harmless," Joe said, laughing
Joe once said "She's all right — for a girl")
Some other interesting changes,
among many:
* "The Mystery of the Flying Express,"
originally about a gang of crooks who used
the railroad for transportation was
rewritten in the '40s, and is now about a
hydrofoil. Suspicious characters are
trying to sabotage the craft, and the
owner can't figure out why;
* "The Flickering Torch Mystery,"
originally about some moth thefts from an
eccentric scientist and a strange torch
signal used by the culprits, was retooled
in the 1950s to chronicle uranium
smuggling. A pleasant sideline to the
story was the membership of the Hardys
and their friends in a five-set rock combo
that played the club The Flickering Torch,
where some amplifier tomfoolery —
among other things — took place;
* The old Polucca place, gang hideout for
smugglers in the original "House on the
Cliff," becomes the Pollitt place, home of
Felix Snattman and cronies in later
* The ever-intrusive Laura Hardy is
circumspectly removed from later editions
of "The Secret ofthe Old Mill". In the
original, the boys' mother is fooled by
counterfeiters when she buys a rug for
$800. The boys themselves are taken in by
a stranger asking for change for a five. In
the early 1960s, these episodes are
replaced by the ever-hungry Chefs
purchase of a microscope. The bogus bills
have now been upgraded to $20s.
and they're racist too..
by Krishna Rau
The world of the Hardy Boys is one of
comfortable, middle-class white folks. In
this world their friend Tony Prito, an
Italian, is as close to an ethnic character
as it gets. This racism is especially
noticeable in the early books, but it
continues to rear its head throughout the
The villains in the novels are usually
foreign, usually swarthy, from South or
Central America or the Middle or Far
East. They are all invariably working
against the interests ofthe great, good
United States. Pretty much everything
outside ofthe U.S., with the occasional
exception of Canada or Australia, is
uncharted and evil territory.
The earlier books, especially, played up
the stereotypical images of "foreigners,"
Blacks, and people of colour. They couldn't
speak English, they weren't as intelligent,
they held menial jobs, and Frank and Joe
could be as condescending as they wished.
But even in later works, racism is extremely evident.
In "The Sting of The Scorpion" (no. 58,
published in 1979), the target is Indians
and Pakistanis — not that the book
makes any distinction.
"Taking him on was one of the worst
mistakes I ever made," Pop said, shaking
his head reflectively. "Mind you, I've
known other Pakistanis who were
excellent with animals."
Well, thanks Pop. And I'm sure of some
your best friends are from the Asian subcontinent.
Later, the boys capture the brother of
one ofthe Indian villains.
"They both felt that Gopal Raman had
proved himself a rather bumbling, inept
villain. "P-please don't hand me over to
the authorities,' he quavered. "I shall be
totally disgraced and disowned by my
father if I am kicked out of this country
and sent home without completing my
Joe scratched his head and glanced at
Frank. What should we do with him?'"
Well, you could try treating him like a
human being.
These examples are mild compared to
some. The Hardy Boys were written to
shore up the defences of white middle-
class America. Portraying members of
visible minorities as inferior is certainly
one way to do that.
November 21,1989


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