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Thursday, Aprl 2,1981 Contents
The grad grind . . . page 5
Welcome to the age of the three piece suit
Home sweet home?  . . . page 7
Admin threatens Acadia huts
Winners and losers
at UBC
Sports overview for 1980-81
• . . page 10
The nightmare future
of farming
Loto-agriculture hits B.C.
Horror filled history
of horror
Exploitation is not the name of the game
page 11
page 13
Year end review      . • . page 14
Referenda, cutbacks and general silliness
April 2.1981
Editor: Verne McDonald
"Thay worn st against mt from ths startl Al of tham, avtn th* prlnHral"
Captain Waad, ss Vama McDonald warn known to ths craw of the S.S. Ubysssy, ptungsd a shaking
hand daap into his pocket and puled out two joints which ha bsgen to rot narvousry in hit htnd. Hit
heed bint down Into ths foMt of hit uniform, ht looktd up to tht adhorW tribunal of senior offtesrs for
Tribunal httd Ralph Mturtr sat Imptstriisly, hb rntnd on sport* trivia as usual. Tha othtr mtmbtrt
- Stavt Howard, Kathy Ford, Patar Menyesi, Ksvin Finnegan, Chris Gainor, Qrag Strong, Manias
Robson snd Mika Booking - squlrmsd In tht* stttt and triad to avoid tht gait of tht demented ctp-
taki who had lost command of hit paptr In tht scsndttout affair known throughout Csntdltn University Pratt. . . Tht Bras* Mutiny.
"It was ont man against an tntjra newspaper," Wtad whlnad. "From tht dty tht word 'No' nttriy
stols my command from undar ma In tha editorial elections I kntw I waa In for rough sees." Weed's be-
fuddlad, dopt-addlad mind wandtrad btck, btck, back to Stpttmbtr, whtn tht craw of tht S.S.
Ubyssty had tuagglad on board....
Ensign Gltn Sanford, * naive youngtttr from tha Mtnd, ruahtd on board yaMng "Scoop, scoop,
stop tht prims, hold pagt ont" tt ht slammtd Into Chief Patty Offlcar BM TMtrnan, who wai dttiv
Ing bttr bottltt off tht duttartd dack of tha old rag. "Don't ba to hasty to Jump aboard this rustbuckat
lad," ssM tht salty ok) safer. "Thia It tht S.S. Ubynay you know, with tha toughest, mtanatt,
crtiittt ctptaln to Ml tht ssts high." Sanford had heard of Tieleman, t ont-tjmt mambtr of tht bran
who'd btan demoted back to Tha Ubynay for an act of insuborrjnation about which ha rafuttd to
talt. Just thtn Captain Waad appeared. "Mr. Stnford," ht acreamed, "b rt Ubyssty custom to west
around with your zlpptr down?" Sanford blanched, than laid with a dopty emea, "Sorry Captain, I aa-
aumed Td zipped It up."
"You ctn't ntumt agoddamnadttilng tt Tht Ubyssty." shnekad tht enraged captain, "not a god-
oarmat/thlngl Gat that Idta out of your htad right now. For that n hava you doekad 10 oysnee."
Sanford cast t baleful tyt it Dtvid Robenaon ind Stuart Davie, tht two Photogs, Sacond Out,
who tht captain had previously punWwd by radudng ths* photo crtdfts to two point Universe light.
Both looktd twty, fttrful of tht captain's violent wrath.
"Tiataman," seM Waad, ha volet subdutd again, "stnd Chtrlti Campbea, tha supply offlcar, up to
my quartars whh lomt htth, tr grub, on tht double. And hiv* Ntncy Ctrnpbtl tied to tht mitt ind
flogged with an am ruler unrjl sht laarnt to lay out ■ centre sprttd tht way I Iks it."
"Ays, captain," rtpltd Tlalaman with i shudder. Ututmtnt Campbal could do no wrht in tht cep-
tain'i tyt ind wn in for t rough voytgt, ha thought.
Working his way through tht old rag to Csmpbsfs dask ht passed tht rtporttn' phont pool. "I
can't btltvt thit crazy kook," Gtnt Long Mid to Arnold Htdstrom. "Wttd assigned mt to do • story
on tha tfftcts of paraquat poisoning on tht ntrvous systtm of bards!"
"You think thafs btd," rtpHtd Rsndy Hahn. "I havt to flgurt out how much white blotttr sctd It
takss to maka ■ rat think ha'i ■ novtHttl" Craig Brooks, tha lumpy quartermaster who'd jun bttn
transferred to Tht Ubystty from tht H.M.S. (Horribts Msrisa's Ship) AMS, piped up. "Captain Wttd
tokf ma If I tvar turned in inothar story with • boa that sucks, ht'd glva ma Baby Hughb byiinai for
tht rttt of tht wtrl" ht wtltd.
Tbbman shook hb weary htad and continuad furthar ssttm. AprtMgtngcontbtlngof KtntWtst-
trburg. Stavt Palmar, Alct Thompson tnd Amt Htrmtnn wart hird tt work icfaping tht let out of
tht fridge for tha sixth day In • row. Gtof Whtahvright and Ann Gfcbon wara angagad in far dirtier
work, trying to dradgt tht scummy skidgt out of Ctptaln Wood's tottst tdftorbl. Kstth BaMray, Dtb-
bb Wlton and Dava BtWtrstons, thraa smarmy swtbs, wart on special assignment, sitting up an art
gaatry on board thtt would contain Captain Waters prackxn srt eoeactJon, si hb own works, of
Whit Tltbmin sttrchtd for Campos*. Captain Wttd ind hb tyrannical axecutlve offlcar Stavt Mc-
Clurt ttt high abov* In tht captain's quartan, a pungtnt smoky sroml tMkig tht room.
"Now listen Sttvt," Wttd said In • tkirrad but imbbb torn, "at Tht Ubynay ■ commanding tdftor
get* t chtnea to make ont mbtakt — just ont mbtakt, thafs al. They're just waking for mt to maki
that ont mbtakt. I'm not going to makt that mbtakt and nobody on thb rag b going to makt It for
McCrura kntw whit tht capttin wtt talcing about. If tht old hack! tvar found M much M a ilngb
typo on board they'd taar Weed's htad off.
Waad rotad hb two joints sndbtsty In hb hind ss ht continuad. Thara's soma on thb ship that
would daarly love to hava ma makt that mbtaka, Mt, but I won't give thtm that pbnura. Lori Thicke
would twoon If I forgot to put tht masthstd on pagt four. Ktrry Rapier's btan trying to gat mt sued
for Ubtl al veer. That little hack tvtn slandered a pbno to try ind mi mt aufftr. And Greg Fjatbnd told
Chris Fuker I'd join tha B.C. Mparatbti If thty wara bd by Al Sorokal Thoee pencH-pusMng Ifttb bastards wM do snytthg to gat mt court msrtialsd."
"Anyway Stavt, thafs why I'm making you Paga Friday editor. In that potMon you can adft tht ht*)
out of any ont of thoM mutinous twins, chop byttntt ind stmt dsmocrttJc discussion." McClurs
bttmtd radbntty n tht captain took a daap toka. "Right cap'n. First thing I'll do Is put Snafftn Snarrff
on tha driva-in movb baat. Janwa Young can ravbw comic book! tnd Evtn Mclntyra can covtr t
Chuck Mangione concart." McCkira gkjgbd omlnouily. "Heather Conn wM ba assigned to kitarvbw
Kurt Prtinsbtrgtr and Htbn Yagl cm takt photoa of I Btt GtM concart. And bast of al," ht snickered wtckarjy. 'Tl maka Tom Hawthorn serve burgtrt at tha McDonakfs hb sister tha cspltatst man-
SBtal" McClura tnd Waad fat off their chairs laughing at tha thought of Hawthorn burning hb sptnray
llua arm on tht fryere.
Suddenly than was ■ knock on tht door. "Captain Waad," cased Pat Burdett. "thara's a dbturb-
■nct on tha main dack." Waad roaad hb bleary tyta ind staggarad out. Ha toon covered both Mrs, ss
did tvtryont stos on bond.
"MORNING CAPTAIN WEEK," said Mirk Leiren-Young, bowing tha captain and several craw
rnsnibtMi ov*w with 190 dMStMl blitt.
"SURE HOPE I CAN GET THIS STORY IN BY DEADLINE," continued Lakan-Young. • novice reporter mlgnirl to Tha Ubystty by tht Hondo Homblowar Mtmonal Institute. "Hyphen-hyphen shut
up," Weed acratmtd btck, fearing the bd coutd force mtrint wttthtr tuthorrtbt to btut s gib warn*
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Thursday, April 2,1981 The grad grind — one year after
to the
age of the
three piece
Columns of pensive faces file into
rows before the judgemental body
to accept their predetermined fate.
The room is hot. One by one
names are called and the figures
clad in black robes advance and
kneel before the prefect as if asking
for mercy or forgiveness. It is too
late for either.
He, without hesitation, delivers a
blow to your head and says, "I admit you."
You have just graduated from
UBC. Was it worth it all?
Most people attend university to
get a job. And recent statistics show
that most do find jobs upon
Statistics Canada figures say the
national unemployment rate for
university degree holders in June
was 7.1 per cent. For other post-
secondary graduates the figure was
9.2 per cent, while for the 15 to 24
age group as a whole, the rate was
15.3 per cent.
Futhermore, a survey conducted
by UBC student services of 1980
graduates from UBC shows that only three per cent of all graduates, a
figure that has steadily declined
since 1975, were unemployed six
months after graduating. Many,.
23.7 per cent, chose to continue
with further studies while 71.7 per
cent successfully assaulted the job
General patterns emerge.
It is the professional ^schools
whose graduates generally go
directly into the work force while
many students from arts and the
pure sciences take additional training in advanced or professional programs.
Another pattern. Those who
leave with professional degrees
readily get jobs which relate directly
to their studies. Those with a liberal
education most often do not.
Governments have been telling us
that, for years. In 1978, the federal
government compiled a report on
the activities of 1976 university and
college graduates from across
Statistics Canada surveyed 29,609
graduates and found two years after
graduation 83.5 per cent found full-
time work. Only 42 per cent felt
their jobs related to what they had
studied. An amazing 20 per cent
said that their education had no
bearing at all on their job.
A similar Ontario education
ministry report found 56 per cent of
graduates complained of
underemployment — education
which exceeds what is necessary for
the job.
Since the mid-'70s, post-
secondary education has been
criticized for not training students
for the job market. The criticism is
fueled by reports which compile
disturbing figures such as those
from Statistics Canada and the
government of Ontario.
For example, Statistics Canada
March 25 released a report which,
by reworking its original 1976 data,
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came up with some astonishing and
disturbing conclusions.
"The message of most graduates
after two years of coping with the
work world is plain: at universities,
as well as colleges, they want job
related programs that match the
needs of the labor market," the
report concludes.
The report criticizes academics
who argue that education should be
separated from labor market needs,
stating that programs should be
oriented more then ever toward
It asks if taxpayers should pay for
studies that don't relate to jobs and
then pay again for retraining
graduates so they can get good jobs.
The recent student services
statistics on UBC grads and federal
employment statistics counter
Statistics Canada data.
Overall a university education is
valuable. To be sure some
graduates are in fields unrelated to
their studies and many more are not
satisfied with their jobs. But no
relationship has yet been established between the dissatisfied and the
While governments have been
criticizing the university system, the
media has also popularized the notion that hordes of students are
becoming job conscious, rejecting
denim, hard drugs, sex and rock
and roll in favor of disco, alcohol,
and three piece suits. Maclean's
magazine in June 1979 said the age
of protest, peace vigils and civil
rights was being replaced by
academic diligence and economic
Maclean's said catch phrases of
the 60's and 70's like "power to the
people" were being replaced with
"Go for it!" Maclean's chronicled
the age of narcissism and campus
The relationship between campus
radicalism and the search for jobs is
not supported by anything more
than coincidence either. Maybe
campus radicals are waiting for problems more critical than the
economic ones they face after
graduation to rise in protest.
Nevertheless, the debate on
whether universities should train
students for jobs or educate for
social and cultural awareness is still
Most academics argue that
universities can and should do both.
And while admission into commerce and engineering programs
has steadily increased, enrolment in
arts, sciences and other nonprofessional programs has not
plummeted, indicating students feel
the university plays an important
role in both areas too.
"People who go through arts are
aware that their employment opportunities are different," says
David Bernard UBC Canada
employment center manager. "It is
just a little bit easier in a professional school."
Part of the reason it is easier for
the professional school graduate is
that technical skills are sought by
large corporations and governments. They spend money to attract
those skills to their operations.
"There is no question that if you
come into an interview without the
technical skills, you need to make
up for it in personal skills," says
So really there are two classes of
graduates at UBC. The job market
treats each differently.
In the professional schools
employment is increasingly handled
through the campus recruitment
program. In forestry, 80 per cent of
the graduates in 1980 found jobs by
that process, says the CEC annual
report. Student services data shows
the B.C. forest service hired 16
graduates. B.C. Forest Products
hired six. A host of firms like
Crown Zellerbach, Weyerhauser
and Pacific Logging each hired one
or two new employees by recruiting.
A similar pattern occurs in commerce where 65 per cent of the articling positions for chartered accountant candidates are filled by
recruiters coming to campus.
In chemical engineering, again,
65 per cent were recruited,
predominately by petroleum companies from Alberta. Mechanical
and electrical engineering both had
48 per cent of their graduating class
get jobs by this process. '
The industries which recruit the
heaviest are the ones where demand
for technical graduates is most competitive. The manufacturing sector
hired 391 UBC graduates, services
to business like financial firms,
another 282, petroleum and mining,
184 and governments 143, according to CEC data.
"In the 1960's and 1970's we had
it easy," says Robin Mossman,
human resources planner for Texaco Canada. "Now we've had to
step up our brochure and add a bit
and become more professional in
pur approach."
Recruiting starts in the fall with
campus interviews and continues
through to the spring. Corporations
send out teams of interviewers who
[cross the country going from campus to campus searching for quality
recruits. Not only do the corpora
tions compete, but each campus
itself tries to push its grads over
those of other universities.
Bernard says that an important
function of the CEC is to coordinate the recruitment program
with the university. To accomplish
this they have faculty and student
employment representatives from
each faculty and some departments.
Inter-campus competition includes giving recruiters a warm
welcome and assistance so they'll
return following years. The CEC,
for example, negotiated to have the
faculty club made available for
receptions and meetings with
graduates. The CEC provides interview rooms and schedules them.
The corporate recruiters simply
show up and interview.
The CEC is doing good business.
There was a 30 per cent increase in
placements from UBC from recruitment and direct listing from 1979 to
"We want our (UBC) graduates
to be the best possible," says Bernard. There are skills that count in a
competitive job market regardless
of faculty or training. The CEC, in
conjunction with the alumni
association, also sent pamphlets to
each graduate on those topics.
Recruiters look primarily for
graduates from professional
schools. It is in the professional
schools where the specialists are
found. A student in marketing by
choosing that form of education indicates his or her desire to work in
the field.
But some look for graduates in
arts and science. CEC tries to encourage recruiters to interview
graduates other than those in professional programs for some jobs
but does not push employers.
"We have to do that by
demonstration," says CEC career
counsellor Leslie Bain. Once
employers start seeing that other
graduates fit into their hiring plans
they will look for more of them.
"Arts students should use their
options (in class work) to their advantage — take a computer science
course," says Bain. "Most: recruit-
1 ers look at graduates in three areas:
I academics, job experience, and citizenship skills."
Education is important but other
factors should be developed too.
"There is an important path in forming an employment portfolio.
Sacrificing wages for a summer to
get a job related experience can
help," said Bernard.
To emphasize the importance of
summer job experience Bernard
says that recruiters from corpora
tions try to hire third and fourth
year students to get students thinking about their firm. CEC placed
691 students in summer jobs
through recruitment in 1980, a 74
per cent increase over the previous
Employers are looking for a certain type of person as much as they
are looking for certain technical
skills. A basic knowledge is assumed but most employers who recruit
or hire directly are willing to train
the graduate.
Commerce and engineering
graduates do not have the monopoly on appealing personality traits.
Why don't others go for these jobs?
"Some arts students don't find
the employers very acceptable,"
said Bain. Many students simply do
not want the corporate world. The
good news is that jobs are not exclusively available through recruitment and CEC. Bernard says there
are jobs for arts students. "It takes
that person longer. They have to do
! more research on their own skills."
They also have to get out and
pound on doors and sell themselves.
The Financial Post estimates that 60
per cent of all jobs found by
graduates are not advertised. They
are filled by speculative letters and
direct visits to the employer's office. Many employers are not large
enough to recruit so they simply list
or wait for offers.
For students who continue in a
masters program, the 1976 Statistics
Canada survey shows that the
graduate can expect to have a
higher salary and a more closely
related job as a result. Bob Cornish,
a government statistician, says
employers are choosing masters
degree holders over bachelors even
though they don't need the
qualifications for the work.
Today university students face a
challenge. The same challenge as
students faced yesterday and
tomorrow. That of deciding what to
Many decide to go to professional schools. Why shouldn't
they? Statistics Canada says 95 per
cent of graduates in business
management, health, engineering,
and computer sciences get jobs.
If you want more information on
the options available contact the
CEC, student services, or a faculty
or department representative. You
might also try the Job Career Fair
sponsored by too many organizations to list.
It takes place April 23-25 at the
Downtown Education Center. A
new idea may emerge or maybe
your old one will be confirmed.
Thursday, April 2,1981
Page 5 From page 3
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sn*und In o foul rmiod. Wood cought sight of Jo-Anne ftMnsra^ Boon Meows*! wairiikigblrrjs off
the starboard ride. "Vou Insolent tnk-etakwd wwtchee." he cileoVM thought I tofcl you to aerjoum ta
jugtu ipofti dch-t on thto rag."
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they plntUd si unison. "Al etches ere present end eooourrted for end are on the sports page right
now." "Key, kay." ssW Captain Weed, apparently moMed. "But Just remember, never assume
Weed waked over to where Juee Wheelwright, the teg's boeun, w*» leytr»g out e ps^. "Whet the
he) are you doing whh thoee new typefeooo and. and whke *s>t»r l» belowed, e*>We rjrlpt*«*g Irrto
hie goatee. "I thought It would Improve the paper's look," sf» seld.'Though You rtoie/**/You're
not paid to think. You lust do ae you're grjdrjamn tokla»iddotYtgothWdrsj,ores»»,"oi»lswdWe*jd.
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smirk. "Qet thet women off the desk lmmet*ls*V,"1ie yei*»d et l<sn SwsW. "I worn tsta eny questioning of my oroers, aven by people who know more man I do."
weed continued Me tour of the main dot*, stopping at theo«|*o*>*gtliethssBear»*evlrjueerJrJomof
The Ubyssey. He oseueSy leefed through them umf euddteiV Ne feee oorrtoned Into e purpto rage.
"Where the fuoMng hai are the copies of the Feb. 19 end 20 erjtlontf every rreenbs* of thsj crew
knowa they're supposed to be right here. And the/re not, geddamnk to Iteeiri heve vwal flogged
and keotttulod around the SUtl n heve you covering debating dub meerJngsl ri even have you
covering aeneeri" The crew flnehod et ties lest threat oepooWy. Weed became totaly apoplectic,
foaming «the mouth, pounds**) Ne fists on the flsng cs**w«, stomping his ermysurpkis boots on the
deck. Wo one hed ever seen him go so fer over the edge. WbetNettarristientniatrtwrlhoomitiendof
the 8 8 UtmMv?
Finely Mfte Balagus, e vtadng officer from the S.S. CUftWT, which listl Just esenheevyectlon In
the Youtheoeem See end hed sunk the edvertWng confer H.M.S. IMorttn, appross*ed the rjemented
Weed, "get e holdof yourself captain," he shouted. "There were no edklone those deyel h wee the
fun-term bvMkl
Weed looked fee he'd taken e proton torpedo In the midships. "No Issues? Mid-term break?" He
stopped end thought for e moment. "Don't confuse me whh the facte," he resumed wttheful heed of
■teem. "I know they stdet end n find copies of them HI heve to do e ekln teereh of every anus on
boordl And speaking of esshdee, whore's John Meckls end Paul YsekowkM"
"Captain, MeckJe'a been treneferred to Wknerpeg end YeekowlchbrtoweeptelnoftheS.S. Arta,e
redng yeeht," erawered (tray MeMusV who ectuely looked e bh gresti, but not Leny Qreen.
"Key, key." Weed sefclee he puled the two ever present joints out of his prxkot ond bogon roatog
them ki hie hend. "Now hear thle. rm gMng you el 48 hours to oome up with those two edWone or
site the beer fund wN be confleoeted for the reel of the flip." Oord Wleta and Crssj Hss* sliuddiied
sttt>e thought of ebserleas crew trying to iievlgsssTTieUbyeeay In rough aa^
get out of port on less then e couple of cases, let alone dock et the printers.
"Alright, If thafs the way he wants It, fine. But there the Ittit Fetepettlvee piece I write for Nm,"
ostt Pill Itesrilck to (faorgotfoni*ai*Ottn. the tar/a eta
eeld nothing but the way he played whh Ne X-Acto knife left Me rjoubtstwut Ms rrwtlnous Intentions.
Oenylo Shumuk, who'd been hsld ki the brig since 1942 waa the only of* wlw waan't complaMng.
In Ne cebln, Cepteki Weed wee fMahlng off the lest of e magic muehroomqulcrwepecselyprepered
for hen by cook Yvette Stechowk*. He ordered Heeeok Cheng to report to Nm. "Cheng." he sard, "I
trust you. You heven't been eboerd long enough to be Infkiertced W Irieae eupstrjtoua ecribse I want
you to find those mWng eoWone. Uetan to scutdsriutt, eee whera the/ve hlddto el 30,000 cophe.
Meke sure you check ki el the desk drawees." "Aye, eye, ceps*,"Oiengre**sWw,m a dubious look.
Cleerly, he thought, Captain Weed le e«o*ro^elthee»jMofeteictbookpeychorJcp
knew whet he wes taking ebout. having taken Peyc 100. But to tJouMecheelt, Iw worn to eeethe pro-
feseor, Qory Brookfletd.
BrookfMl vvm down workkig on the rep/e tw<<aev reei-m
knowleaged ee the peychr-loglcal expert on board, nsvlngcorrsctiydtognossd Jim Huntsrsssschrro-
phrenlc whh But-tons of grandeur. "Ilaseok," he seM, "a psychotic perenolec would heve the fooow-
Ing symptoms: rkjkkty of pereonelty, fssings of persecution, unreesonebls suspicion, whhdrewel
from realty, perfectionist anxiety, an unreel beelc premise and en ubnsslyi sense of setf-rightoouo-
When Cheng ceme to, he reefaed the entire crew wee ki grave trouble. Captain Weed wee e den-
gerously demented men. He set out to find Eric Eggertson. e kamkaie plot with 60 missions under his
bek. He rushed Into the darkroom, where Eggertson wee teaching Naomi Yememoto, Sue Lemieux
and Rosa Burnett how to meke test tube bobres out of darkroom chomicele. Whle Chang tried to dry
Eggertson out, Captain Weed waa peeing ki his quarters.
"McClure." he fretted, "we're both peeudo-ensrchlst crypto-fesdsts, so I know we eee eye to eye.
Look et this telex from the old hacks end see what you think."
McClure scanned the communique. "Commending officer of the S.S. Ubyssey wM submit In person, repast, ki parson, written report on latest fleeco Involving byines given to Gel Shew, Len MacKave. Garra GaMn end James Olea." The telex wee signed sfrnpry Rushton. McClure's moustache
quivered nervously. Drug Rushton hed been executive officer of The Ubyssey many yaars before but
stories of hie Inhuman cruehy were legend. He used to eat reporters Ike Nancy Trott,Hsery Stout, Jos
March end Eddo Wide for breekfaet. "You eel thle dssptceble piece of festering parrot guano e
story/" he would eak of people fte Janet MeeArthur. Lb Pope, Word Strong end OevW Firman. If
Rushton wee upset whh Cepteki Weed h wee serious Indeed.
"Sir, I as-turned Rushton wee pleeeed whh The Ubyssey eftar we beet Ne old record for steaming out
of tha printers," eskl McClure hopefuly. Captain Weed beet him about the heed rnerctasaly with roeed
up newepepero. "You sniveling toed," he screemed at the top of his lunge "How rreriiy tlmee heve I
told you, never assume anything st The Ubyssey, not one goddamned thing!" McClure hadn't seen
Weed so med since Mke Brand snd Even GH hed forgotten to ley out the captakt'e tetters page before
he woke up st 4 bees.
"There's only one thing to do," Weed seld In e panicky voice. "We set sol for Pengo-Pengo Imnied-
iatety. Tel Lewrence Panych, Brad Fisher end Deve D>nnel to betten down the bylnee. Order Steve
Rive end John Penhal to hoist the yellow fleg of Joumolsm. Get Jennifer Ryen and Judith Harme tt
trim ths "Tweens. John Boutteas, Crie Sion snd Juts Overe* t*an eemephore the Hot Reehee. Jemes
Hutson, Terry Utt end Pet Ireland *M stoke the boosts whh beck laatise end Xen Chen Uu, Warren
Kowbd end Jeff KMn can confine the clasaHlsde to the* quenare."
Captain Weed chuckled to Nmeelf et the thought of e vWt to Parig^Parigo, home of Jen Bryane,
Raymond Henson end Elena Me*er. Bear ki Pengo-Pengo wee Imported by undersea ptpeene from
Bevarla but sta cost lees than at the Pit or the prase dub. Drugs, of course, wera free. Krewnhsd to be
better then s Ubyssey banquet. In e buret of niceness, Weed ordered e round of grog for SendyFMp-
peM. M sends Ng, Maggie Moonie. Wendy Cumming end Grandee Englehert for not showing thek
As the S.S. Ubyssey steemed on lookout Nigel Fktdey he screamed "Land hot" and Pengo-Pengo
sprang Into view. But se Cepteki Weed weked the bridge, soger to dock, e commotion csught his et-
"Down whh outhorltyt Power to the rxsss protest Eot the eottorst Coopetatlvee ruts okayl" were the
shouts corning from below. Suddenly onto the bridge burst JulsWhs>jlwrlghtr»sneyCenipbel,fflen
Sanford In ilppsrtses pome, and Eric Eggertaon. who had sobered up et last. Al wara armed to the
teeth whh sharpened ponces, overohod sm rulers, proportion wheels end e bag ful of white apsoe.
"Your days era through, Weed," they yoked, sorting the cepteki and McClure. "Whh the oraw be-.
Nnd us, we're taking over ee an sdhorW coeectlve. No more Ngh-hended Nererchy. No more auto-
cratic errrperors. No mora late night eels to the printers." The <*eera of the rrilstraeted craw roared ki
the background ee Weed sneered. The Gong of Four set Weed end McClure edrlft In s rjnghy. Even-
tuefy they wen washed up, beck ki Vancouver.
When The Ubyssey finely docked et Pengo-Pengo the eager crew Ikied up to go ashore. Thenb
Camphors voice boomed out: "The craw la confined to querters unrj further notice for missing the
first edhoriel coescttve deadhiee." A cry of enger went up. Arnold Hedetrom want to the bridge to
epeek for the crew. "Excuse me comrades," he eskl, "but we osoumod once the cepteki hed beer,
overthrown, things would be mora egalierien end cooperative on boerd."
"Listen Hedrom snd Istsn good," repesd Wheelwright. "You can never seaume a thing at The
Ubyssey, not e goddamnad thing."
"Correction," added Sanford. "The one thing thet everyone een now sseumest The Ubyssey Is thsi
some edhoriel coeectkre members are more equal then others."
"Ok*, ok*, oink," egraed Cempbel snd Eggertson ee the four of them went ashore et Pengo-Pengo. endkig the strange sege known ee ... The Brain Mutiny.
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Thursday, April 2,1981 By GLEN SANFORD
They say UBC has some of everything. That includes slums.
—student after walking
through Acadia camp residence
Low-cost family housing at UBC
is an endangered species.
The university administration is
currently investigating the feasibility of tearing down the Acadia
camp huts and replacing them with
more efficient, high-density housing.
And while the administration
shuffles through its bureaucratic
steps to demolish the camp, the huts
are slowly deteriorating.
The converted second world war
army huts have been called slums
on more than one occasion. Many
of the buildings suffer from mould,
mildew and mossy roofs. Some
have dry rot.
But to 97 students with families,
Acadia camp is home.
"I would be happy to live here
for ever and ever," says one resident. Others agree, saying the huts
are ideal for bringing up children.
Admin threatens future for
family housing in Acadia huts
However, because of their age, the
huts require more than average
maintenance but residents say the
low cost and healthy atmosphere
make it worthwhile.
"Many couples could not afford
to come to university if it weren't
for the huts," says one resident. "I
know I couldn't." Adds another,
"I can't imagine getting the same
quality at this price if the huts are
torn down." (The average price of
the huts are $70 to $90 rent per
Gail Bexton, co-president of the
Acadia camp tenants association,
says, "Most people living here love
the area; the camp has a feeling . . .
there's the sharing that goes on in
the neighborhood. You can really
count on your neighbors.
"If the huts go, it'll be lost."
CAMP THREATENED . . . houses 97 families
But most residents acknowledge
the inevitable destruction of Acadia
camp. The question is when. And
what will replace them?
UBC's administration has established an ad hoc committee, headed
by services vice-president James
Kennedy, to start a preliminary
study on the feasibility of demolishing Acadia camp. It will eventually
lead to a formal investigation.
Kennedy says one reason for establishing the study was that the administration does "recognize that
the university has serious problems
in recruiting faculty and staff due to
housing prices in Vancouver."
He says the university is not committed to demolishing the huts, but
is seriously investigating replacing
them with high-density living units
which would still ensure affordable
housing for at least 100 families as
well as house faculty and staff.
"We're trying to look toward developing the land for the best use of
the university community," he
But Acadia residents are concerned that the structures the administration has in mind may not be conducive to family living. "I don't
want to bring my children up in an
apartment," one resident says.
Others say they do not want to be
lumped into the same living quarters as single students, who tend to
lead dramatically different lifestyles. But it appears moves to remove the Acadia huts will take
"quite a while." Facilities planning
director Grahame Argyle says, "We
certainly wouldn't see the huts going in any great hurry."
"It's very easy to look at proposals for land use," he says, "the problem is to make it fly economically.
There's a lot of games that have got
to be played. First, there's the market situation. Second, there's government funding. It's a tricky
He says the "game" is difficult to
play because "the government certainly isn't in the business of giving
out great big subsidies."
He adds: "The rentals enjoyed at
Acadia camp now are hard to meet.
We're trying, but we may not win."
Meanwhile, the huts are not getting any better. Because the future
of Acadia camp is so uncertain major repairs or renovations on the
camp are being ignored. One hut,
suffering from dry rot, was simply
closed down.
If the administration waits long
enough, they will eventually avoid
the dilemma of handing out eviction notices to hut residents. Instead, they'll simply become un-
Several residents say if their huts
are in need of repair they are afraid
to approach the housing office.
They're threatened with higher rent
or eviction.
—srnold hodetrom photos
As one resident put it, it is a
Catch-22 situation. Residents are
afraid to get their huts repaired so
they are slowly becoming slums,
and this adds to the administration's goal to take the huts out of
service "little by little" as they fall
into disrepair.
Acadia camp has plagued the administration for years. In 1968 The
Ubyssey quoted then housing director Les Rohringer as saying the
huts would be demolished by January, 1969.
But The Ubyssey also quoted residents as saying they "ignore its
somewhat decrepit appearance" because the atmosphere is very desirable.
Province columnist Eric Nicol
once said: "UBC's army huts have
seen more service in the war against
ignorance than they ever saw in the
war against Hitler."
With the looming threat of the
extinction of low-cost housing for
families, UBC's army huts and their
residents now face their greatest
struggle against ignorance.
HUTS DETERIORATE . . . admin waits
Thursday, Apr! 2,1961
Page7 Poets probe sorrow
"People are hopeless things to repair. "
Her statement jars, ringing of bitter recognition. It settles painfully
in a listener's consciousness, too
frightening to accept as truth.
While she speaks, her reading
voice breaks as if carrying a too-
hard-to-be-forgotten emotional
You honey-lover.
You pinball
machine. You
who threw me minutes
as if they were loose change.
And I grabbling for them
like a hungry dog.
Things end here.
The words are those of Rosalind
MacPhee, a poet who lives in Lions
Bay, B.C. She is reading from Maggie — a book of blank verse that
has become a Canadian bestseller.
It addresses the collapse of a marriage, a woman's breakdown, her
attempted suicide and subsequent
hospitalization. It is harsh, strong
and sensitive, yet full of fear and
MacPhee is one of eight women
who presented material last week at
a women's poetry reading at Simon
Fraser University. Her delivery was
powerful and intense, her emotional frankness strikingly conveyed
in lines such as "I speak with the
deadly excuse/ of a wife" and "I
pull him/ like a piece of old shrapnel/ from my life."
MacPhee's poetry describes the
disturbing process of maintenance
and repair of the human machine.
As revealed in the other poets'
works, this is our life's prime occupation. We constantly attempt to
mend relationships, to renew ourselves, to restore happiness and
"fix" our emotional minds in a
healthy condition. Yet it is often a
dismal, torturous course.
Each poet spoke of a different
sorrow. Some shared their joy of
selfhood. Their voices were diverse
— some wistful, soft, at ease,
others angry, defiant and bold. Yet
all expressed a synthesis of female
existence; theirs was a unifying
theme: the effect of landscapes, of
physical and emotional environments on women's definition and
perceptions of themselves.
The hardships of rural life for
women in northern Alberta have
molded the thoughts and words of
poet Leona Gom. She began to
write poems as a child because there
were few social diversions on an isolated farm. Today, she is a feminist
MacPHEE . . . emotionally frank
who advocates socialism and
teaches English and women's studies at Douglas College. She carries
with her deep memories of her rural
"I don't have one memory of my
parents   showing   any   affection.
They were too busy for work," she
told 25 people in a science complex
lecture hall. "The only time there
seemed any emotion was when my
mother was hitting my father."
From her book Land of The
Peace she reads:
Her blows would rock his body,
landing solidly on shoulders, back
and legs,
the dust whitening the air;
And me standing back,
a child, inarticulate,
watching the blows fall
and his body absorb them,
in that fine tension
of their understanding,
that easy balance
of their practical love.
Gom's narrative poems reveal
the sex-defined differences in farm
tasks; brother hunts while mother
chases chickens. In a poem entitled
Four We Knew she describes the
fate of four farm women — one
hemorrhaged to death by chopping
wood before childbirth, another
was stabbed by her nine-year-old
son when she disobeyed his orders,
another hanged herself in the barn.
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Page9 Winners and Losers
The UBC athletic year started out
in the summer with the appointment of Rick Noonan as the director of the men's athletic program. Noonan had just come off a
year as manager of the Canadian
Olympic hockey team. His female
counterpart is Marilyn Prom fret.
These are the two people who decide the emphasis and direction of
UBC athletics.
The first team to begin play this
school year was also one of the
worst — football. Unfortunately
for UBC, football is also one of the
sports that the athletic office promotes quite heavily. The sports
world must think lowly of UBC if
all that the school can produce is a
3-5-1 team whose coach hides behind excuses like "We are rebuilding" and "We have had a lot of injuries." In their biggest game of the
year, coach Frank Smith's charges
got blown out of Empire Stadium
30-3 by the Simon Fraser University
The women's field hockey team
also started early in the school year
but it met with considerable more
success than not only the pathetic
football team, but also any other
UBC athletic team this year. The
Thunderettes finished first in three
Canada West tournaments and then
defeated York University 1-0 to win
the national title. As well, three
players were named from the Gail
Wilson-coached UBC team to the
tournament Eleven all star team.
They were Dana Sinclair, who scored the only goal in the final, Robyn
Sinclair and Mary Reid.
Another winning first term team
was the Thunderbird soccer squad.
The 'Birds had a highly successful
collegiate season in which they lost
only one game. Unfortunately for
the team that single loss was to the
University of Calgary, whom they
ended up tied with for the league title.
Graduating fullback Eric Jones
was named to the Canadian first
team and league scoring leader Gordon Johnson and halfback Marty
Stein were named to the Canada
West team.
A sport that had a lot of trouble
this year at UBC was basketball.
The women had their worst year
ever. They went the entire college
season without winning a game. It
is hard to pin the blame on any one
person for this futile attempt at forming a team. The only person
who cannot be blamed for the dismal season is forward Kathy Bultitude. Bultitude finished the season
as the league's sixth highest scorer
and was named to the second team
of the Canada West ail stars.
The men's team was more successful than the women's team but
only marginally. They finished with
a 9-11 record which left them justifiably short of the playoffs. The
team was led by centre Bob Forsyth, who had the difficult task of
being the team's big man while giving away height to most of the other
centres in the league.
It is getting depressing talking
about UBC disasters but here is yet
another. To say the Thunderbird
hockey team had a good season
would be like saying that Roman
Polanski likes older women. The
'Birds ended up with a 5-17 record
which left them in last place. The
team's biggest claim to fame this
year is that they knocked the University of Alberta Bears out of the
playoffs for the first time in 18
years, but this means nothing when
you do not make them yourself.
The 'Birds did have some outstanding individual players,
though. Bill Holowaty and Jim McLaughlin led the team in scoring
and Ron Paterson was an overworked standout in goal. All three
of these players were chosen to rep
resent Canada at the World Student
The UBC volleyball teams represented the school well in college
play. The men played .500 ball
while women were excellent. The
Canada West format in volleyball
requires the teams to compete in
three tournaments. The men placed
fourth out of six teams, yet their
play was above that level.
The women placed second in two
of the tournaments and won the
third. This earned them the right to
compete in the Canada West championships. They lost in three tight
games to the University of Saskatchewan, who were the eventual Canadian champions. Sandy Silver,
the Thunderette coach, deserves
most of the credit for her team's
performance. Her up-to-date
knowledge and methods have enabled her to turn out entertaining
teams and skilful players.
Another strong team at UBC this
year was the men's rugby team. It
not only bested its college rivals in
Canada but also had a successful
tour of California where it outscor-
ed its opponents by an average of 25
points a game. The 'Birds also retained a share of the prestigious
McKechnie Cup which was won for
besting the top representative sides
in B.C.
As well rugby player Robin Russell shared the award for top male
athlete with hockey star Jim Laugh-
The gymnastics team placed
seventh in Canada. The team was
led by the incredible Patti Sakaki
who was the Canadian women's
champion for the second year in a
row. Sakaki was also named the
UBC female athlete of the year. The
men's stalwart was Glen Harder.
The swimming and diving team
was also overlooked somewhat this
year. But it should not have been. It
was one of UBC's more successful
teams with a third place finish in the
Canadian championships. The team
UBC RUGBY . . . good showing
was led by a sterling performance
by Mike Blondal who placed first in
one event and second in one other.
Other lesser noticed sport teams
that represented the school very
well were the men's and women's
ski squads. Both teams won in their
Northwest College league. Outstanding members of the teams include Kathy O'Sullivan, who won
several combined titles and Bruce
Hilland, who was the men's combined winner. As well Ole Anker-
Rasch was the cross country winner. Both teams did exceptionally
well considering they had no snow
in B.C. to train on.
The UBC wrestling team placed
fifth overall in the Canadian National Championships. Martin
Gleave was the national champion
in the 134-lb. class, Rob Jones was
third at 126-lbs. and Lee Blanchard
narrowly lost in the finals at
One other UBC athlete who
brought honor to himself and
UBC was Rick Hansen, named
B.C.'s disabled athlete of the year
for the second year in a row.
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Not every student in UBC's faculty of agriculture wants to become a fanner. But for
those who do, farming in B.C. is an unattainable dream, which is quickly becoming a
"The land values just aren't agricultural
values," Gord says bitterly. The agricultural
land reserve system is doing nothing to stop
speculators, who are the main force behind
spiralling land values. "As long as speculators know there's a chance the land can be released from the ALR, they'll buy it," he said.
"You can't get a farm unless you marry it,
inherit it or go into debt for the rest of your
life," agreed Anne. Although she badly
wants to farm her own land, she is preparing
to go into farming extension work as an alternative. She would act a$ a liaison between
government research and farmers, actively
assisting farmers in planning their crops and
livestock, but without a chance of owning her
own farm.
Ken has accepted the reality of farming in
B.C., but he's not happy about it. "No one's
going to come out of here, unless they win a
lottery, and start running their own place.
Sure I'm disappointed. It would be nice to go
out and put in a lot of hard work on my own
place. But it's a dream."
Ken said he'll leave UBC this year and try
to find a job managing a farm. "But I'd
jump at the opportunity to own a farm, believe me."
Three students who want to become farmers can't become farmers. Gordon stands the
best chance of eventually owning his own
farm because he will return to his family's
dairy farm in the Fraser Valley when he graduates this year. The only child in the family
who wants to continue the family business,
he is confident that one day he will replace
his father as the farm's owner.
But for Anne and Ken, and the other agriculture students affected, the future holds
nothing but working with or for other farmers, never being one. Why?
The biggest reason, they say, is the current
Agricultural Land Reserve system. Conceived and created by the NDP government, the
ALR was designed to counter speculators by
freezing agricultural land. In principle, it's a
good system. Agricultural land, assessed at
agricultural rates, is far cheaper than residential or commercial land, with their potential for high-density development. Tell speculators the land cannot be developed for any
other purpose than agriculture, and it should
discourage them and keep the prices down.
But the system hasn't worked because appeals can be made to the ALR commission or
provincial cabinet. And as long as a healthy
doubt exists in speculators' minds that their
farmland can be turned into prime residential
land at prime rates, they will continue to buy
farms and let them rot.
Dave is quiet when he tells his story, but
there is a lot of pain in his eyes. "When my
father died we had to sell the farm — there
was no way my mother could run it with
young kids. We sold 107 acres for $125,000.
Four years later the new people sold it to
some speculators for $350,000. They're a
doctor and a dentist; they bought it for pure
speculation. They don't use it. The barns are
falling apart, the land is getting ruined, except for a few fields rented out to some vegetable growers who don't give a damn about
the rest of the farm.
"Pissed off? Of course I'm pissed off.
There's no way I can possibly buy back our
farm, even in its present condition. I've applied to be a rangeland manager in Kamloops
The recent Spetifore case has highlighted
the problem, and focused public attention on
the rapid loss of arable farmland from the reserve.
A series of controversial decisions almost
removed 523 acres of Delta farmland belonging to Socred supporter George Spetifore
from the ALR. Although a closed session of
the Social Credit cabinet approved the land's
removal, the Greater Vancouver Regional
District eventually voted narrowly in favor of
retaining the land's agricultural zoning.
Admittedly, when the 11,661,600 acre
ALR was created in 1972, there were many
farms and potentially arable land left out,
and some marginal land left in. With the return of the Socred government, the ALR is
being "fine tuned" to correct these inequities. But to these agriculture students the
"fine tuning" process seems to be motivated
UDC students wont
to form but
speculators stop them
not by a sense of preserving good farmland,
but of removing good farmland to the financial gain of speculators, developers and partisan supporters.
Since 1972 the ALR has had 82,374 acres
added to it, but 120,351 acres removed for a
new net total of 11,623,623 acres as of April
1, 1980.
The pressure to remove good farmland
comes not only from the government but also
from the municipalities, where urban encroachment is used as a weapon.
Joe said his friends had a feedlot in Langley, but were eventually "hassled out of existence" by the municipality. "There were
these subdivisions encroaching on the feed-
lot, and the people didn't like the smell of
manure, or the noise, or anything, even
though the feedlot was there first. So the municipality had all these inspectors come
around every week, checking for this, imposing new rules on that. But they still couldn't
put them out of business.
"You know how they finally got rid of them?
They said the feedlot was a non-agricultural
business and got them off the land that way.
What a joke. A feedlot is one of the most
basic agricultural businesses you can get!"
The students all agreed the ALR could be a
workable system if the possibility of appeals
is ruled out. Otherwise ranches will continue
to go for $1 million, an impossible amount to
pay off when you're only turning over
$60,000 annually, Ken said. "There's no way
you can make it," he said glumly.
UBC agriculture dean Warren Kitts is more
optimistic for the future, however. "Getting
into farming is terribly hard, and I can't find
an easy answer. Students have to prove to the
powers that be that they can become good
farmers and then I think the government will
assist them."
But there's a good future for all of the 414
undergraduate aggies at UBC, Kitts says.
"We had 77 graduates last year, and only
four are unemployed right now," he said.
"The future of agriculture in this province
is extremely good. I think it needs careful
managing however, or high food producing
areas will be lost." Kitts said there is a need
for more people in agriculture, agribusiness
and agriculture related areas. "The quality of
productive land in Canada is diminishing be-
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'Something has to change"
UDC aggie protests
only part of the solution
cause of erosion and deterioration. Canada
as a whole has a problem in ensuring food
production. We are not as rich in the production of food as we think we are."
The next few years will have real problems
because of the marked number of senior people who are retiring early, Kitts said. Not
enough people are being produced to fill
those positions, making it a "bright future"
indeed for students entering the field, he
For most agriculture students farming is
not the future. Kitts said some use their degrees to go on to other programs at UBC
such as law, medicine, education or business
administration. The majority go on to jobs in
agribusiness, research or planning. "The list
is long," Kitts said. "We have students going
into jobs such as brewer control, milk control, food marketing, industry laboratories,
developing new products, land reclamation,
regulatory systems, experimental studies, and
fundamental research."
He expects enrolment in his faculty to increase because people are finally realizing the
extremely high value of food, which is "becoming more important than energy." Kitts
sees a 'rosy and enjoyable' future for agriculture students.
But what about his students who want to
become farmers? "If they're so intent to go
farming, they'll get there somehow."
His students don't share the same confidence, however. They say changes have to be
made to the system now if there is to be a future for them. And since they perceive speculators to be the basis of the problem, they
want speculators to be hardest hit.
"Speculators make profit without putting
in any effort. There should be a 100 per cent
capital gains tax imposed on them to stop
land sales for profit," says Dave.
A better solution would be to force speculators to pay all back taxes on land in the
ALR, Gord said. "It should be that you
don't pay taxes on land while it's in the reserve, but you pay them when it's pulled out
of the reserve. The beauty of this system is
that it makes the land harder and harder to
pull out, but if you really want to develop it
you'll come up with the money somehow."
All the students feel a farm bank is needed
in B.C. When farmers decide to retire, they
could sell their farm to the government,
which would lease it to young farmers and
eventually sell it to them if they proved their
commitment to farming. Saskatchewan and
Quebec have both implemented the system,
and the students are enthusiastic about the
Perhaps the biggest problem with arable
land is its image as a marketable commodity,
rather than a trust to grow produce and livestock and maintain the land for the future,
Dave says. "A farmer should be there to
work the land and pass it on in the same
shape. He should make profits from the stuff
he produces, not from the land. What it boils
down to is that you can never own the land,
only what it can offer you."
"Something has to change," Gord says.
"Not all farmers have kids who want to get
into farming." But for those people who do
want to get into farming, there is no farm
bank or effective agricultural reserve to help
"You can't really go anywhere else and
find it easier," Ken said. "We have to improve what's happening here in B.C."
There are some signs of hope for the future. Kitts said professional associations and
agriculture faculties are working more closely
with the government to coordinate planning
and policy. And the B.C. government has
said it wants to increase B.C.'s self-sufficiency in food to 65 per cent from 43 per cent
by 1985, which indicates some planning is in
Food is a basic human need, more basic
than rapid transit, more basic than energy,
more basic than tunnels under Georgia
Strait. It's not a profitable business for those
who care, but it's a necessary business which
is currently being stifled by poor policy planning. Ken, Anne, Gord, Dave, Joe — they
are but a few faces in the growing concern
over agriculture's future. Farming may seem
to be a boring, dead-end existence to most
ipeople, but to these students it's a future they
want to have.
"It's what I want to do," says Gord. "It's
a good job, a steady job, no big wages and a
real sense of security. But it's a job that will
always be there."
Thursday, April 2,1981
Page11 Building bridges with poems
From page 8
The last was beaten every Sunday
after church "for the sins of Eve,
her husband said,/ it says in the Bible."
The poet admits that farm women and prairie people, not city
dwellers, will probably best identify
with her poems. But both she and
MacPhee say they hope to bridge
class barriers and demystify poetry;
they aim to make it understandable
and accessible to the average per-
CONN . . . "so much is in flux"
son. (MacPhee will be appearing at
UBC in May at a conference for the
Canadian council of teachers of
Gom's poetry is simple but technically good. It confronts patriarchal traditions, unfair double standards and the often troublesome relationship between mother and
daughter. She says:
"I think my mother is a little bit
afraid of my poetry, afraid that I'm
making fun of her. But she's changed a lot since my father died. She
was totally dominated by my father
and has had a really hard time just
becoming an individual.
"She feels really sad that they
couldn't have been equals. When
my father was dying he told her 'I
wish I knew then what I know
now.' It wasn't until he died that he
realized they weren't equals."
A woman's right to equality and
assertiveness in interpersonal relationships is the theme of local poet
Rose-Marie Tremblay. She reads
with strident tones, her writing style
crisp, angry but controlled. Her
words challenge male pretences
with biting and ironic remarks.    -
As she writes of an encounter
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on is Harlequin grinning like a
fiend. The prickles have slain the
ugly prince."
As a Vancouver surrealist, Tremblay's poems contain grisly images
that evoke decay and disruption.
She uses dead animals as disturbing
but effective metaphors, such as
cats impaled on a picket fence. She
writes both English and French
poems which provide a literary fullness in which few poets can indulge.
in the hills
maize plants
become men
and women
Poet Jan Conn, too, writes on the
edge of surrealism, creating people
and landscapes as interchangeable
metaphors. Her summer work as an
entomologist in the Interior and her
travels in the West Indies, Wales,
Mexico and South America, provide a stimulating setting for her
Of Chamula, Mexico, she reads:
in the hills maize plants
become men and women, dancing
around a jaguar of stone.
behind each one a gravestone
with wings: dried stalks
rattling in a voice
made Mack by a century of suns.
Conn's poems on relationships
are sensitively interwoven with natural images. In A Question of
Position she begins: "after three
hearts explode/in a hallway /of mirrors and knives/anger remains
points/and twigs on the skin of
dreams/that only the single
mind/retains a private dialogue/with a tree outside."
As organizer of last week's event,
sponsored by SFU's departments of
English and women's studies, Conn
says a women's poetry reading offers a special, unique perspective.
"These are women who at the
moment are really conscious of trying to change themselves and society by continually redefining themselves," she said. "It's very exciting. They're questioning everything. So much is in flux."
In particular, the poems of K. O.
Kane explore the dark corners of
the human psyche and name the
negative aspects we hide. Many
people are afraid to enter the deep
unconscious of their own minds, yet
Kane confronts this directly. In a
lyrical-narrative voice, she examines
relationships from an existentialist
While reading, she grips the podium, then steps back, moving her
foot and arm to the rhythmic beat
of her words:
they gathered
the strings and the voices
the beat, knuckled to the wind
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r .VT,;.. -    -:*H.*.*.*i Horror history full of twists and turns
There isn't a film genre as general problematic and undefinable as the horror film.
The horror film is not only the creepie-crawly
monster movie, like The Wolfman and the
Blob, but also the suspense thriller, the mystery thriller, and at times takes the form of
black comedy, like Roman Polanski's Cul-
de-Sac. What one defines as the horror film
ultimately depends on individual tastes.
But at their most basic level, horror films
have an archetypal appeal. Good horror
films and even bad ones manage to have almost inexplicable popularity.
To belong to the horror genre, a film need
not be totally frightening in nature. For example, only some parts of the film may be
suspenseful or horrific. And there need not
be a primal beast loose in the society portrayed by the film. The beast, as horror filmmakers have come to tell us, is within us. One
of the messages of the Lord of The Flies is
precisely that: at the heart of each individual
lies a lasting evil temporarily covered by civilization.
The horror film grew out of the early ex-
pressionistic German films like F. W. Mur-
nau's Nosferatu and the earlier The Cabinet
of Dr. Caligari, directed by Robert Wiene.
The surrealistic sets of these films, and of Dr.
Caligari in particular, are much acclaimed by
cineastes, though the sets were necessitated as
much by restrictive budgets as creative imaginations.
A decade after the pioneer movement
started by the German cinema, Hollywood
caught on and has never loosened its grip on
the horror film since. In 1925, Universal Studios, then a struggling company, released
The Phantom of the Opera, with Lon Chaney in the title role. Phantom has been copied
many times, most recently by Brian De Palma's Phantom of Paradise.
The German cinema wasn't stagnant, although Nazi suppression became evident in
1933 with the banning of Fritz Lang's The
Last Will of Dr. Mabuse. While Universal
was making The Cat and the Canary, Frankenstein, and Dracula with Bela Lugosi, German directors like Lang, Wiene, Dryer were
making classics such as M and Vampyr.
The Hollywood horror film came of age
with such films as the Bride of Frankenstein,
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Cat People, to name only a few. A small landmark in
the history of the horror film may be the
British-made Dead of Night, a compilation
of five stories with an ingenious link.
A curious fusion took place between horror film and science fiction, an off-shoot of
the horror film in the 1950s. But as early as
1926 there was Metropolis, the wildly bril-
KLEIN-ROGGE AND HELM ... in Lang's Metropolis
was a formula to Corman's films: take a
spooky castle in a Gothic setting, introduce
two innocents (preferably a young man and a
woman with blonde hair), and trap them in a
beastly environment inhabited by a madman
(read Vincent Price).
Price appeared in almost all of Corman's
Poe adaptations, including The Fall of the
House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum,
The Haunted Place, The Masque of Red
Death, and The Raven. In Corman's films,
humor is an essential part of the horror film,
though not always intentionally. Most of the
Corman-Price collaborations are cult films.
The Fall of the House of Usher and The Pit
and the Pendulum show up periodically on
television and it's to Corman's credit that
these films appear even more frightening in
the privacy of one's own surroundings than
they did in the theatre.
Corman is not just an important figure in
the development of horror film but also the
liant film by Fritz Lang, starring the evocative Briggitte Helm. Metropolis meshed horror film elements with a science fiction theme
by showing the absolute evil of a future machine-dominated city. (Actually, Metropolis
was Fritz Lang's vision of a futuristic New
But it wasn't until the '50s that science fiction combined with horror and became a
genre in its own right. Cheaply-made but imaginative B-grade budget films like The War
of the Worlds, The Invasion of the Body
Snatchers (a classic), The Incredible Shrinking Man, and The Fly are some examples.
A dominant force in the low-budget horror
genre was Roger Corman and his erratic adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe's story. There
friend in The Haunted Palace
history of the cinema in general. Corman and
his company, New World Pictures, are credited with giving contemporary filmmakers
like Francis Coppola, Martin Scorcese and
Jonathan Demme their first breaks.
Other filmmakers were also caught up in
the horror cycle. Hitchcock was the most
stylish of these directors, having made numerous suspense-thrillers. The crowning touch
to Hitchcock's career was Psycho, which
some people (not many, though) refer to as
Hitchcock's blackest comedy. Robert Aid-
rich was also successful with his film, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. The 1961 film The
Innocents with Deborah Kerr is also notable
for its frightening hold on the viewer.
The '60s were an uneventful decade as far
as the horror film was concerned, with Beach
Blanket Bingo prototypes tampering with the
horror film in ludicrous and fortunately temporary film cycle.
Perhaps the most eventful return of the
horror film came with William Friedkin's
1973 chiller The Exorcist, which had audiences returning to the theatre to see the film
over and over again. The Exorcist was also
nominated for best picture, although the director and the producers tried to cover up the
fact that it was Mercedes Cambridge who did
the devilish voice-over for Linda Blair, and
not Blair herself.
The horror cycle started by The Exorcist
hasn't ended yet. Brian de Palma carried on
the suspense-thriller tradition established by
Hitchcock, with Sisters (1972), Obsession
(1975), and Carrie (1977), the frightening
story of a girl (Sissy Spacek) who unleashes
her telekinetic powers on her fellow high
school students. De Palma's latest is Dressed
To Kill, a stylish thriller about guilt, sex,
fear, and murder.
But the late '70s also saw a disturbing trend
in horror films. John Carpenter's Hallowe'en
(1977), a taut thriller about three female high
school students pursued by a deranged killer,
started a highly disturbing trend in the horror
genre: the exploitation film.
Directors of horror films have always liked
using teenagers in their films: teens make for
a good draw at the box office. An example is
the 1956 Steve McQueen feature, The Blob.
But lately, filmmakers eager to make fast
bucks have been using teenagers (and especially scantily-clad young women) to make
some of the most gruesome and purposeless
In a film like Hallowe'en, and some of the
earlier horror films, the emphasis was on the
victim and his or her plight. Current films
like Friday the Thirteenth (holidays and superstitions are always good at the box office),
the camera adapts the viewpoint of the killer.
Consequently, we are no longer being asked
to identify with the victim, but with the
killer. Other horror offshoots include Terror
Train and My Bloody Valentine, both of
which were financed by Canadian money.
As long as a market exists for these exploitation films, unknown filmmakers will continue to make them. The B-filmmakers of the
'50s had a sense of responsibility and imagination which is sorely lacking in contemporary filmmakers.
Fortunately for caring movie audiences,
good horror films are available if one takes
the time to look for them. John Carpenter's
Hallowe'en is one example, and De Palma's
Dressed To Kill is another. Though a film
like Prom Night has overtones of the exploitation picture, it is a notable Canadian attempt to rework the formula established by
Hallowe'en. Ridley Scott's Alien (1978) is another example of a brutal, frightening, and
chilling throwback to the horror-science fiction film two decades ago.
Canadian talent does exist, and some believe it is most readily exemplified by a young
director named David Cronenberg, who has
developed a cult following. The director of
such films as Shivers and The Brood, Cron-
enberg's latest picture is Scanners, about telepathic individuals with the ability to blow
people's minds and make people explode.
Shot with off-sync dialogue, Scanners is an
original attempt.
But the problem that plagues Scanners also
troubles most horror films today. Though
some of these films may be an exciting and
frightening trip, they fall short of being satisfying. Even a film as well made as Dressed To
Kill has an unsatisfactory conclusion. If one
looks back to Hitchcock's films or a film as
recent as Hallowe'en, one cannot fail to
notice that they're complete, satisfying films.
It's as if horror filmmakers are incapable
of coming up with original endings to their
formula films. Stanley Kubrick's much-
awaited The Shining was a worthy attempt to
make a statement about the timelessness of
human evil, but it too failed in the end.
The Funhouse, by the director of The
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a revolting film, is
a fine sendup of exploitive horror films in
which the viewpoint of the camera is identified with the killer. A woman entering a
bathtub with a translucent shower curtain is
tracked by an unknown "killer" in a mask.
While the suspense builds up to the fateful
moment of the woman's stabbing (Psycho revisited), we forget that the "killer" is no
more than the young woman's younger
brother, who's playing a prank on her.
But The Funhouse, like many of its contemporaries, also fails. The director takes too
long to set up the gimmick — four teenagers
trapped in a funhouse in a carnival — and the
ensuing blood and gore is meaningless.
Horror film fans need not lament the apparent decline of the horror film in recent
years, an example of which is the dreadful
Final Conflict, the latest, though not the last
chapter in the Omen trilogy, despite advertising claims. A remake of The Cat People is
currently in the works, and Phillip Kauffman
made an excellent remake of Don Siegal's
1958 Invasion of the Body Snatchers in 1978.
Many of the old classics, like Dead of Night
and The Innocents show up periodically on
television, and they're worth staying up for.
You might also try writing to a local station
or the CBC or PBS, if you're a member of
public television, to request a movie.
Who knows? There may even be a knock
on your door one day, and your most bizarre
nightmare will begin to come ture. . . That is
the stuff the best horror films are made of.
Thursday, April 2,1981
Page 13 Student council
never managed
a unified front
against an
executive bent
on promoting its
own pet plans
and projects
Ups didn't match
downs in 1980-81
For UBC students this year the
trouble started well before classes
Summer jobs have become perennially difficult to get and once again
students' earnings did not increase
at a pace that could equal inflation.
Women were hardest hit, earning
less even though more of them
found jobs.
A steadily tightening housing
shortage hit crisis proportions in
Vancouver even as students were
writing exams last spring. By
August the situation for many was
desperate and the value of their earnings and limited student aid was
further slashed by skyrocketing
rents, which rose up to 20 per cent
in a few months.
Tent cities were proposed at all
three of B.C.'s major universities,
as 2,600 students at UBC and
another 1,000 at Simon Fraser
University were turned away from
campus housing. Across Canada,
conditions at other institutions were
almost as bad. People were forced
into substandard temporary housing, sometimes for months, before
finding permanent places to live at
maximum rates.
Meanwhile on the UBC campus,
more unpleasant surprises were
waiting. The time was coming for
the board of governors to implement its new policy of indexing tuition fees to equal 10 per cent of the
university operating budget. Even
this financial shot in the arm would
come too late for an administration
becoming uneasy because of the
provincial government's refusal to
meet rising educational costs.
As department heads settled into
their jobs for the winter session,
among their first tasks was outlined
in a memorandum from administration president Doug Kenny. The
university had to cut back $2.1
million; their job was to point out
where the axe should fall.
Another unpleasant surprise was
what the students' Alma Mater
Society was prepared to do about
these problems facing students:
The majority of the AMS executive were engrossed with private
projects of their own: spending $1
million on renovating the newly
paid off SUB, committing hundreds
of thousands more to a south side
centre which, as it turned out, the
students   didn't   want;   and   in
gratiating themselves with the
university administration in the
hope it would join them in a common front after years of bowing
with barely a murmur to government pressure while willingly passing costs on to students.
Given a weak and divided student
council lacking the confidence to
confront executive decisions, particularly a council diminished in
numbers during the summer session, the executive found
themselves in effective control.
With AMS president Bruce Armstrong and finance director Len
Clark leading, important decisions
themselves only with difficulty, the
building plans went ahead swiftly
and without student involvement.
Clarke's stab at the women's
committee budget was only a taste
of how he considered his training as
a commerce student as far more important than his responsibility as an
elected servant of the students. He
accepted a recommendation for Pit
prices to go up 15 per cent in
August at almost the same time that
he received figures showing the Pit
made a profit of $70,000 last year,
about twice what had been expected.
With the return of the students to
The fee hike came too late for a UBC
administration uneasy because
the provincial government
refused to meet rising education costs.
affecting fundamental AMS
policies were placed before council
at a time when most students, along
with the majority of the AMS
organization of committees, clubs,
constituencies and services, were
Motions during the summer included moves to remove the
authority of the staffs of The
Ubyssey and CITR and place it in
the hands of student council, and
reducing the budget of the women's
committee by 90 per cent, only a
year after the past work of the committee had earned it status as an
AMS service organization. While
the council threw curves at student
organizations that could represent
campus, things heated up. The
women's committee, as CITR and
The Ubyssey had done in May, put
a stop to council plans to hamstring
it: Agriculture students hooted
Armstrong down when he tried to
sell the south side centre package.
Others at UBC were disgusted by
the lack of support the AMS was
giving to the tuition fee and education cutbacks committee as the
board of governors announced that
tuition fees would rise 13 per cent at
a university where millions of
dollars worth of services were being
cut. After failing to prod the AMS
executive or the two student board
of governors representatives into
taking any but the faintest of ac
tions, students started working on
their own.
At the board meeting Nov. 5 the
AMS executive stirred itself to
make a statement. Students attending listened in surprised silence
while Armstrong, neatly attired in a
vested suit, proposed to the board
that fees be tied to the cost of living
index in Vancouver rather than the
university budget, a doubtful move
considering the rise in the index for
1981 was likely to be significantly
higher than 13 per cent.
Others argued that fees be frozen
until student aid was increased for
the first time since 1977. The board
listened politely, went in camera
after a cup of tea, then hiked the
fees 13 per cent.
A number of students walked out
of the meeting feeling angry and
betrayed; in the coming months
they would revitalze the tuition fee
and education cutbacks committee
into one of the most active and
hardest working of AMS committees, taking over the responsibility
of representing students where the
AMS executive and council had abdicated it.
The constant attitude of the executive to each issue was to embrace
a partisan concept and resist all suggestions for compromise. In the
first two months after classes
started the AMS leadership had
planted doubts about its integrity in
summarily pulling out of the
Association of Student Councils
and excluding themselves from the
voice in its affairs they professed to
be seeking.
They had also irritated interested
students by stubbornly pushing the
SUB renovations while brooking
neither opposition or suggestions
for improvement.
By Christmas, students were
restive and the executive were an
embattled group. Support for the
building proposals was slipping and
rumours of a $200,000 surplus were
circulating among lean-budgeted
subsidiary organizations along with
proclamations from Bruce Armstrong that the AMS would continue to collect its $15 building fee
even if students voted not to go
ahead with building projects.
Though the main problem for
UBC students was dealing with division and disagreement among
themselves, there were problems
enough from elsewhere as well.
Social   Credit   MLA   Jack   Davis
issued a report alleging B.C. is being inundated with foreign students
who crowd out the native born.
Suspicion immediately was aroused
that the provincial government was
attempting to prepare the introduction of differential fees for out of
country and even out of province
There was also an indignant
response from people who
remembered only too well the W5
furor of the year before when the
television program broadcast film
of Chinese Canadians portraying
them as foreign students.
Students charged Davis had made
a similar blunder in making his
estimates, while the universities
ministry and university presidents
flatly denied there was an excessive
number of foreign students. Davis'
report was howled down.
Teaching assistants, too, were
threatened. The administration
continued to view the fledgling
Teaching Assistants' Union as
would an 19th century mine owner
and talks dragged through the fall.
The appointment of a mediator
from the B.C. Labor Relations
Board helped, but talks stalled
again on the clauses regarding
academic freedom, grievance procedure for sexual harassment and
union security.
By the Christmas break, UBC
was a pessimist's paradise. The
TAU was considering forcing the
administration's hand with a strike
vote. Increases were promised in
residence rates to go with the tuition
fee hike. The $200,000 AMS
surplus Len Clarke had engineered
in 1979-80 was announced and
students responded with a resentful
backlash. "There is concern on
everybody's part that there is that
much of a surplus," said then vice
president Marlea Haugen.
The turn of the decade, however,
saw students beginning to shake
loose of the apathetic outlook of
the late 1970s and there was the promise of change and improvement.
News was coming in from across
Canada about increasing protest
aimed at the common enemy of
decreasing value and quality of
education and students at UBC
were ready to participate. The
education   cutbacks   committee,
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Thursday, April 2,1981
t<+ *  *   s*'*W-*/-*' *   >■   S  a   .   j   .   .' m .* The right news for the Right
• • • •
Same price as the Sun
and Province by a funny
Bolshie prince
sets sights on
— See page 2 —
Plucky lad
gets hand from
See page 2
Potato fertilizer
fate for PEI seals
'Humanitarian' action by islanders
is actually scheme to use seals as
low cost spud growing aid!
-See page 5*
The Empire
strikes bock
Thatcher revokes Statute of
Westminster —
Canada now
part    of    U.K.
vur nero i erry snnnes on
and the endless marathon.
The thoughts of every
Canadian, young and old,
rich and poor, healthy and
diseased, are turned right
now on a hospital bed in New
Westminster where reclines
the centre, the essence, of the
Marathon of Hope.
Canadians will never
forget. And the memory of
Terry Fox will live through
the coming ages, thanks to
plans announced yesterday
by Marathon of Hope
hangers on.
More than $4 million of the
$20 million that has so far
poured into the massive fund
is to be set aside at this point
in time in order to build a
What a sweet thing!
F. Stop found this delicious cutie in Drago's Donuts and Deli, where
she works as temporary window dressing. Strawberry blonde Betty
Butterfat has vital statistics of 218 calories per 4 oz. serving and
likes pastry cooking, parcheesi and "hungry guys." She says she
likes to take life in big bites. Scrumptious, for sure!
series of shrines across
Eastern Canada along the
route of the Marathon of
Hope, with monuments to
the plucky pitiful protagonist
who pulled it off to be built in
major cities along the way.
In his hospital bed, befuddled by the bewildering array
of drugs required to treat his
tragic illness, Terry Fox
himself was filled with
modest wonder when told of
the plans.
"Why would they want to
do that? I don't think that's
necessary at all,"said Fox.
And the fund keeps growing, too. Companies from
Imperial Tobacco to Sudbury
International Nickel can be
seen advertising on television
for the Marathon of Hope
and some of those companies
have made token cash contributions as well.
Meanwhile, the boys and
girls at Rum Bay High School
near Truro, N.S. are well on
their way to starting a new
fad among the youth of the
Maritimes by raising money
selling false artificial legs,
which have really caught on
among the running set.
"What with the coal mining and steel production
around here, you never know
when you're going to need
one," said one of the
students. "These are fully
adaptable to actual use, at little cost."
Fox seemed disturbed by'
the report, but was quickly
assured that all the proceeds
from the students' project
were going to the Marathon
of Hope.
International hero Kenneth
Taylor said Monday the
Marathon of Hope must con
tinue. He proposed
Governor-General Ed
Schreyer have his right leg
amputated and begin the
Marathon again from Northern Ontario where Fox was
forced to abandon it by the
"I would do it myself,"
said Taylor, "but imagine
how it would bring this country together if our head of
state would participate.
Besides, it's about time the
Governor-General did
something of real use for this
country and cutting off his
leg would be just the thing."
"That's horrible. Why
would he say such a terrible
thing?" Fox commented just
before reporters were rushed
from the room so the
bighearted hero could receive
Charlie seeks long,
winding road to Moscow
It's 'Bonnie Prince
Charlie' no more for
Britain's Prince Charles. Instead they're calling him
'Charles the Red' in
Whitehall this morning after
the latest disclosure in the
ongoing British security crisis
revealed that the royal heir
has been working for the
KGB for the last 14 years.
According to author Chapman Pincher, whose account
of double dealing and treason
in the British intelligence service has set the world on its
ear, Charles was first
recruited to the Russian cause
during an international polo
tournament in 1967.
"Charles was introduced
to a high-ranking KGB official by his great-uncle, Lord
Louis Mountbatten," says
Pincher in the latest sensational instalment of his continuing spy expose which also
accuses showbiz mogul Sir
Lew Grade, pop star Paul
McCartney and all the headmasters of Eton since 1923 of
receiving Russian rubles by
betraying Britain.
Charles reportedly kept his
Kremlin masters in the know
about the personal lives of
the Royal Family for years
after KGB agents told
Charles of the existence of a
film showing him and an
equine companion behaving
'intimately' in a Leningrad
riding stable.
"That's a horse of a different color," a harried
Charles told reporters as he
boarded an Aeroflot flight
for Novosibirsk this morning. "We and the gelding are
just good friends."
Charles now becomes the
first Prince of Wales in
history to abdicate the ancient position but he's still a
young man with a head full
of ideas and plans.
"Until we can set up Britain as an autonomous
republic within the Soviet
Union we shall remain in
Novosibirsk in a flax cooperative," said Britain's
regal renegade this morning.
But the royal 'we' doesn't include Charles' sweetheart
Lady Diana.
"I don't want to be just
another Christina Onassis,
tagging along after my lover
into exile. I might have no
past but I sure want to have a
future in the swinging
debutante set. Besides, they
don't have Lady Di cuts in
Novosibirsk," the jilted
consort-to-be said from her
Pimlico pad.
The rest of Britain's unpredictable Royals were said
to be in shock after hearing
the news of the Marxist monarch-to-be except for 'randy
Andy' Prince Andrew, next
in the line to the throne now
that older brother is a fellow
"Frankly I'm, I mean We
are delighted," said the de
facto heir this morning.
"Charles always was a bit of
a Bolshie anyways."
Imagine your light
without life.
TJranium. A product of mining. Without it
our lightbulbs would be darkbulbs.
Without molybdenum we'd have to live
without jetplanes and ICBMs. And without
a lot of other products that come from
destroying Canada's environment we'd
have no plastic.or cornflakes...or
But the real loss would be to our own
profit margin. Without mining we would be
without a significant part of our wealth.
And we wouldn't want that
It's an accounting fact we thought you
should know.
We're the men who control our country's
natural resources.
_,We thought
you should Know.
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and the Province press run at Pathetic Press.
The Southam Son is an apolitical appendage
owned by the Southam Information Control
Corporation. Opinions expressed herein are
none but those favored by the publishers and
allied corporate interests.
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: J. V Clyne, Robert Bonner, Jack
Webster, Rolf Harris. EDITORIAL PAGE EDITORS: Bug
Crawlins, Tremor Loudens, Flack Renoldswrap. INTERNATIONAL NEWS: the machine in the corner. NATIONAL NEWS:
Knowlton Nash. Lloyd Robertson, Harvey Kirk. LOCAL NEWS:
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Trudeau, David Hamilton, Abraham Zapruder, F. Stop Fitzgerald.
FINANCE: Jerry Rubin, Nelson Skalbania, Murray Pezim.
SPORTS: Bill Good Jr., Howie Meeker, Flames Lawsuit.
chaps, glad to see the new rag
afloat. Pretty soon we'll be
finished listening to those
raving crackpots out there
and we can get back to the
good old world of corporate
newspapering we all know
and love carnally. But we'll
probably all end up working
for you out there anywhere
(or vice-versa) so don't worry
— we'll announce the appointments LATER.
All Of The People
Ever Connected With
The Kent Commission,
3045 miles above the
northern   tip   of
Ellesmere Island
(Thanks for the info, it's
good to know who your
friends are.)
Bug is back!
What? Old Crawlins is back again? You bet. Seems they
can't keep a good man down.
Who are 'they'? Why the left-lib types who've invaded
city hall and a host of other organizations in Canada, including the Salvation Army, the KKK, the Vancouver City
Police Force, and the WCTU. All these groups are now
havens for the kind of bleeding heart liberal do-gooders
that dominate the media in this country.
And the truth is, Crawlins is running out of media.
Again. Dammit, the Southam Son is the best thing to happen to journalism since Cecil Rhodes bought the old
Transvaal Crossburner.
But the people ask me, Bug, they say, why are you
casting your lot with another big Toronto-based newspaper
There were reasons. I decided it was worth being accused
of opportunism when I signed on with the good ship
Southam Son if only to be able to warn Canadians about
the danger facing our country today. And I'm not going to
mince words, like some of my colleagues, who make their
living avoiding the obvious. Instead in this column I'm going to call a spade a spade. There, I said it.
There are far too many garden implements around here
for my liking. Everywhere I see them. Why can't the
average working Joe, like me for instance, walk barefoot
through the park without having to dodge all manner of
spades, shovels, hoes and rakes? But people who don't take
abuse easily, like the Toronto police force, know how to
deal with rake-wielding left-lib horticulturists.
You've got every right to defend yourself against the
garden-variety terrorists who are now at this very moment
teaching your children Gujarati, zero population growth
and the Baader-Meinhof version of the Kama Sutra in our
And there's not a damn word being said about it. Except
by that troublesome guy, Bug Crawlins.
And so I've cast my let with the good folk here at the
Southam Son because I know the only way to stop the left-
libbers is to exasperate them every day here by talking down
to their supposed allies, the glorious working class, as they
read this muck on their way to work at the back of a sweaty, overcrowded B.C. Hydro bus.
Crawlins still takes the bus every day, you know. He's
not afraid to rub shoulders with the common man. He rides
the bus. But I write the column. And I belong to Southam.
HEED the cry of Susan
Nelles! She is the savior of
the dead-who-are alive! Hers
is a great cause deserving the
support of the whole country
and indeed of all the people
of the world, at least those
over 18 years old.
Argyle Crouch
The Society for
Post-Natal Abortion
(Susan's the kind of spunky
filly we enjoy tracking down,
Argyle. Watch for her column here next week.)
I HATE to bother you
guys. You are no doubt as
busy as busy can be getting
your new baby delivered.
(That's a joke, Son. That, to
make it obvious, is another.)
But I'm confused. I was surprised and humiliated enough
to find myself in The Province. Where do I send my
column now?
Allan Fotheringham
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Welcome to Vancouver's new, exciting and most interesting newspaper.
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Why does Vancouver need another newspaper, you ask? Well, that's a
complicated question and it's best to just think the Board of Directors at
Southam knows best. But should anyone still have doubts, here's an awful
lot of good reasons for introducing another paper when one of the established two is slowly dying.
First, there's the matter of competition. Should the Southam Son make
the mark it should as a third pillar of public service there won't be any competition. Since all three of us down at Pathetic Press are one big happy family, there's no danger one of us will be crushed by competition from the
others. Everyone will save money by having the presses going 24 hours a day
and we can split up the advertising market neatly so there'll be no danger of
advertisers having to shop around among unreliable competitors.
And Vancouver will benefit, too. Instead of the old, established
newspapers that even after becoming part of the Southam family are still
tainted with independent traditions, we will be a dependent newspaper —
dependent on satisfying our readers and advertisers.
We won't bother you with opinion, befuddle you with analysis or bewilder
you with bipartisan coverage. We won't rock the boat. We'll hand you the
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This is your new, no-worry newspaper. No worry about handling big
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We're not here to upset you, we just want to squeeze the Vancouver newspaper market till it squeaks. With luck, the whole venture will become more
viable when we've relieved this fair city of more political and rabble-rousing
rags like The Western News.
Welcome yourself into the Southam Family. Read the Southam Son.
Aquarius (Jan. 19 to Feb. 25) — You are independent,
friendly, willing, original, faithful, loyal and intellectually inclined. You nave a progressive outlook, but at
times can be tactless, rebellious and unpredictable.
Pisces (Feb. 29 to Mar. 21) — You are humble, compassionate, emotional, sensitive, adaptable, receptive and
kind. At times you can be careless, vague and easily confused.
Arachne (Mar. 10 to April 10) — You are impatient and
don't like standing in lines. You are a monetarist,
always wanting as much money as you can, but are not
so greedy as to put other non-monetary concerns before
the desire for money. Because of your imbalance of
humors, you often do not get along with some people.
Aries (April 10 to April 20) — You are enterprising, courageous, energetic and dislike restrictions on your life. At
times you can be selfish, impulsive and quick-tempered.
Taurus (April 21 to May 21) — You are a reliable person
with a strong sense of values. Because of your tendency
to be boring, greedy and stubborn, you are adept in
business. You are trustworthy and persistent, but can
lack flexibility.
Gemini (May 32 to June 31) — You are adaptable, versatile, intellectual and witty. Your spontaneous decisions tend to be logical, leading to a flair for conversation and writing. Several famous writers have been born
under this sign, so you are not alone.
Cancer (June 23 to July 15) — Like many other signs, you
are also kind, sensitive and sympathetic. Your powerful
imagination leads to a strong paternal instinct. You can
become snappy, hyper-sensitive, and can try often to
hide inner weaknesses. You can be easily flattered and
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Leo (Jul)' 25 to Aug. 23) — The sun in the fifth house
makes you a creative and powerful person. Like Leo the
Lion, you are a good organizer, broadminded and
creative, but can at times be power-mad, conceited,
dogmatic, bullying, pompous, snobbish, intolerant, or
have fixed opinions.
Virgo (Aug. 24 to Sept. 23) — You are a meticulously tidy
person at times. You have also been known to be messy.
A fussy worrier, you are often worrying about money,
food or sex. Your tendency toward abnormal conventions leads to many things, or it may go nowhere.
Libra (Oct. 15 to Oct. 13) — You are a charming, pleasant,
easy-going, but at times pathologically violent romantic, with highly refined ideals. You can be indecisive,
resentful and changeable, which explains why so few
people were born under this sign.
Scorpio (Oct. 24 to Nov. 23) — You are imaginative,
discerning, subtle and determined. You can be jealous
of other people, especially when your spouse is committing adultery. You can be secretive and suspicious,
although less often than other signs.
Sagittarius — (Nov. 25 to Nov. 25) — You are jovial, optimistic, versatile, open-minded, adaptable, sincere and
frank. You are prone to being boisterous and tactless.
You breathe through your nose but in the near future
will breathe through your mouth occasionally.
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humors leads to a rigid outlook that can either be
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is created bv your selfish desire not to waste money. PAGE 4, THE SOUTHAM SON, THURSDAY APRIL 2
What does a hackneyed Fleet Street sports writer, who
likes to write in metaphysical circles, know about hockey?
Well sweet fuck all, but I have observed the phenomenon
of the inner being grasping for soul-satisfying theoretical
understanding. And today that is more of a certain hockey
player slandering people of different ethnic backgrounds
than his.
First, a little about the player. He is an honest hockey
player who says what he believes and believes what he says.
He is also immensely talented even though his statistics do
not show it. As he so aptly puts it, "I get more points than
those players who can take me in a fight, and I can beat the
piss out of those players who get more points than me."
So needing a poignant column for the first issue of this
tabloid (it's beginning to feel more and more like the old
country every day), I turned to a fine hockey player who is
becoming more and more of a friend every column and asked him what he thought of scoring sensation Wayne Gret-
He said, and I am sure many knowledgeable hockey fans
feel, "The little puke is a goddamn fag. He has his
teammates protect him, and you cannot get a good slash in
without some goon stepping in to look after their boy." As
well this smooth skating leftwinger added that there were
too many Ukrainians in Edmonton.
My hockey friend then eloquently gave his opinion of
Tony "Zero" Esposito, the star goalie of the division rival
Chicago Black Hawks. "He's a wop and his brother is a
quitter." He also said Esposito is washed up and the only
reason he is still in the league is because he is playing with
an inferior team like the Hawks. My fine passing hockey
friend just snarled when I so wisely and coolly mentioned
that the Hawks were ahead of his team in the standings.
There is a greater victory than just beating your opponent by a greater number of goals. And it is this victory, the
one where everyone knows you beat your opponent both
mentally and physically, that not only offers guidance to
the deprived youngsters from the Properties and Shaughnessy but also fulfills the needs of society as a whole.
In a further attempt to sell papers and justify my being
here, I will interview Nelson Skalbania tomorrow and try
and bait him into calling women athletes "dykes."
Squirrel gees nets,
skis te please
Rocky, late protege of Bull-
winkle, gave up flying to take
up water sports in Miami.
Pierre pushes
piercing profiles
World famous fashion designer Pierre Cardin is tired of
today's feminine fashions, deciding instead to create
clothes for America's aggressive career women. Practical for both the office and the street, the sharp ensemble, with or without bows, should help the libbers get
their point across.
Stock phrases
Bullish on
Alberta premier Peter
Lougheed has announced the
Alberta Heritage Fund is in
the process of acquiring controlling interest in the British
Columbia Resources Investment Corporation at $5.75 a
"I'm sure glad we waited
'til now to buy it, rather than
taking up Bill Bennett's initial offer of $6.00,"
Lougheed told 500 oil company executives in Edmonton
"Alberta could do with a
couple of lumber companies,
after all, we can't build
houses out of oil, can we?"
he asked.
Lougheed would also end
BCRIC s interest in Kaiser
coal. "I don't see why the
Alberta government should
compete against itself by continuing something as crazy as
alternative energy. The only
alternative I advocate is to
either buy my oil at world
prices, or freeze in the dark
— harghh harghh ha," the
'Albertan autocrat' quipped.
"We can bleed the east for
Albertan oil, and when that
runs out, we will have B.C.
coal to ransom to the east,"
Lougheed said. "Besides,
that way we can give Edgar
Kaiser three and a half percent of nothing," he added.
B.C. Premier Bill Bennett
responded to the challenge.
"If that's the way they're going to play, I will have to
reiterate my policy that B.C.
is not for sale. We'll just have
to, erhhh ... we will suggest to BCRIC they borrow
money to buy the Alberta
Heritage Fund. That will
show them cowboys we mean
business,   erhhh ..."
This threat does not worry
Lougheed. "I guess I will
have to go down to the bank
and   withdraw   some   petty
cash to buy B.C.," he said.
Go bus-t
The Bank of Canada announced Wednesday the
bank rate would no longer be
indexed to the interest rate
for 90 day treasury bills.
Bank Governor Gerald
Bouey said the new rate will
be tied to the Wintario winning ticket number. The new
rate will be kept secret,
thereby allowing banks to set
whatever rates the public can
be taken for.
The secret rate will also be
tied to the back of an Ottawa
Transit Authority bus. Banks
desiring to find the rate will
be allowed access to bus
depots, so they may have a
head start over the public in
trying to find the rate.
Bouey hailed this chance as
a return to "laissez-faire free-
enterprise economy."
New paper
Anne Murray, recently
elected chief executive officer
of Southam Newspapers
Ltd., announced Wednesday
Southam has purchased the
University of British Columbia student publication The
The deal, consumated late
Tuesday night between Murray and the UBC Alma Mater
Society vice president Peter
Mitchell, was for one dollar
and three future journalist
draft picks.
Ubyssey editor Verne
McDonald hailed the purchase: "We've known for
years that Southam was just
an extension of The Ubyssey,
this just legitimizes it." soon to be renamed the accessibility
committee, was reopening long dormant contacts with the British Columbia Federation of Students. That
organization was itself in the midst
of organizing coordinated protests
across the province against government plans for moving control of
than a few students made it clear
the rejection was more because of
the attitude AMS executives had
displayed than disagreement with
the desirability of some sort of SUB
This was reflected in the vote,
which saw a large number of people
The rally provided hope students
would be better prepared next year
to fight education cutbacks
and decreasing accessibility.
colleges from the community to the
government, raising fees drastically
and slashing whole courses and programs at community colleges.
After consumer advocate Ralph
Nader visited UBC in late
November, hundreds of students attended an organizational meeting to
set up Public Interest Research
Groups in B.C. Gathering momentum quickly, the idea would become
the centre of much controversy as
PIRG supporters put together plans
for a $5 fee referendum for the
organization in the spring.
The new year began with disappointment for many. TAs defeated
a strike vote, crippling the union at
least for this year and forcing it to
accept the administration's terms
on union security.
After a low voter turnout
demonstrated students' lack of confidence in their ineffectual representation on governing bodies following the tuition fee debacle, the AMS
was hit with a marginal rejection of
the SUB renovation plans. More
voting against the more dispensable
underground plaza while favoring
the courtyard expansion to relieve
the pressure on club space. Nor did
the resentment end there as opposition was still rising against the AMS
executive's position that the $15 fee
could still be collected.
The AMS had other problems,
too. General manager Bern Grady's
contract was not renewed and he
became one of five key employees
to leave the AMS this year. Last
year had seen the leaving of the
AMS publications manager and the
Pit manager, who had been the
third in as many years. Negotiations
with unionized AMS employees
took far longer than expected as
workers accused the AMS of taking
a hard line.
B.C. colleges and universities in
the meantime were one by one hit
with the increases that had been
preceded by the fee hike at UBC.
The SFU board of governors ignored an angry student delegation
and followed UBC's lead by raising
tuition fees 13 per cent. At
Capilano College, a boycott by
faculty and students failed to delay
a hike of 21 per cent.
Reports that the federal government was considering cutting its
funding to provincial govenments
for education by half, or by about
$1.4 billion, were followed by an
announcement from the provincial
government that it was cutting
5,000 summer jobs. While one
government was ready to slash at
the financial base of the institutions
they attended, the other trimmed
students' means of obtaining a partial livelihood.
The attempts to alter an ever less
desirable status quo seemed to be
getting nowhere. The elections for
student representatives to the senate
and board of governors had seen
the cautious elected on moderate
platforms, while joke "platypus"
candidates nearly took office. Stan
Persky's second bid at becoming
UBC chancellor as an alternative to
corporate mogul J. V. Clyne fared
no better than his first.
Though both the new student
council and the new AMS executive
showed promising signs of a more
responsive student government than
the one they replaced, a lingering
mistrust remained among the student population. Yet another
referendum was forced, this time to
abolish   the   building   fee.
BCPIRG organizers had also
made a referendum necessary, collecting 4,300 signatures on a petition requesting support for their $5
fee. Again, after only a month,
referenda were the big news.
Student interest in issues such as
PIRG, SUB referendums and
education cutbacks was quickly
growing, and the number of
students who registered their opinion by voting was larger than any
time in several years. Ironically, by
the end of the year both PIRG and
the AMS had been confounded by
student decisions resulting from this
revived interest.
BCPIRG, after progressing so far
so quickly, met with too much opposition and was just barely
defeated. Students resoundingly rejected the building fee for which
there were no building projects.
Probably the most positive event
at UBC this year was when students
at last organized a rally against
education cutbacks and inadequate
student aid and brought their concerns to Kenny at his office.
Though the action could not be
followed through this year, it provides hope that next year students
will be better prepared to meet the
problem of declining accessibility to
education directly.
For students across Canada, it
was another downer year. But, just
as the aristocratic tendencies of this
last year's AMS roused students to
reject their pet ideas, government
negligence of the problems of
education in general and students in
particular has caused a groundswell
of dissatisfaction in colleges and
Students are realizing that the
value of the education they are
working so hard for is eroding.
They could be getting ready to work
just as hard to defend and demand
their right to quality post-secondary
BCPIRG quickly
formed and gained
momentum after
consumer advocate
Ralph Nader
visited campus
UCBC crawls into your life
The Universities Council of B.C
is a nebulous creature. Relatively
few of us are aware of its existence
but its decisions affect everyone attending B.C. universities.
UCBC is the intermediary body
between the ministry of universities,
science and technology and the
universities themselves. The coun-
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cil's main task is to determine funding levels for UBC, Simon Fraser
University and the University of
Victoria, and it takes much of the
heat off the back of the provincial
government as each university competes for its slice of the education
UCBC has eleven members, most
of whom are from the professional
and academic communities. None
are active faculty members and are
appointed by the provincial government for three year terms of office.
Until recently the council's activities attracted little attention. But
in future the council's role could
become more political as competition for funding between professional faculties gets more intense.
And students at UBC are becoming
more vocal in asking the council to
take into account UBC's special
financial needs.
The operating grant for B.C.'s
three universities is determined by
the provincial government and is introduced each year in the spring
budget. In 1980-81 this amount
came to almost $240 million, not including special funding projects
such as UBC's $3 million medical
expansion project. UCBC allocates
money to the three universities according to a formula previously
' agreed upon by the council and the
Last year UBC asked for almost
$153 million but got $132. How
much UBC will ask for this year is
anybody's guess at this point.
"It's premature to ask," said
Michael Shaw, UBC vice president
for academic development.
Both senate and the board of
governors have set up committees
to report on UBC's needs for the
coming fiscal year but administration officials are reluctant to say
what they'll be asking for. "It's a
delicate task," says Shaw.
But members of the Alma Mater
Society executive are less reluctant
to state their views. They and others
feel UBC has not been getting a fair
deal from UCBC and they want to
see the situation improve.
"We really got the doggie bone
this year," says James Hollis, /VMS
external affairs co-ordinator. "Our
$2.1 million dollar shortfall could
have been negated in the discretionary allowance."
The discretionary allowance is
the five per cent of the operating
grant allocated to the universities by
UCBC which in not covered by the
formula that determines how the
other 95 per cent is divided.
UBC got just over $5 million in
discretionary funding in 1980-81
but according to Hollis this amount
should have been $7 million so as to
reflect the higher operating costs of
UBC's professional faculties. But
instead of taking into account
UBC's special funding needs,, the
council decided to award the discretionary part of the operating jrrant
solely on the basis of the enrolment-
based formula.
Of the present formula Hollis
says: "It's disproportionate. There
is some allowment for professional
faculties but not enough."
Others who criticize this formula
include the UBC Alumni Association, which in a preliminary brief to
the council dated Mar. 1981 claims
that "... the allocation of existing
funds . . . does not effectively
recognize the full breadth of programs — especially higher cost professional programs — offered by
Critics charge the absolute level
of funding allotted for B.C.'s three
universities is too low, pointing out
the percentage increase in funding
for UBC in 1980-81, 8.7 per cent,
was well below the inflation rate.
By comparison, SFU and UVic
received increases of 10.25 arid 13
per cent respectively.
According to Hollis, SFU and
UVic asked for the enrolment based
formula to be applied to the discretionary portion of the operating
grant. "We're arguing for a larger
share of the discretionary portion to
compensate for budgetary deficiencies," he says.
But still the central problem remains: how much does it cost to
educate a medical student compared to a first year arts student?
The answer is obvious, a lot more,
but how much this should be taken
into account by the funding formula is a controversial point.
According to Dr. William Gibson, UCBC chair, each university
has special funding needs but he
says he is willing to listen to UBC's
side of the story.
Gibson says he is concerned
about the fate of programs such as
UBC's engineering faculty, and
claims "The amount going to
engineering per student is less than
for each arts student. We do want
to build up the engineering faculty
at UBC but UVic needs some lead
time." Plans for an engineering
faculty for UVic are currently in the
"One engineering student is
worth four arts students in
numerical terms," says Hollis,
however. Hollis and AMS president
Marlea Haugen question the
wisdom of building another
engineering school in B.C.: "Why
have another engineering school if
UBC is running on outdated, outmoded equipment?" Hollis asks.
However, Gibson and the council
can only pass on the decisions made
already in Victoria. "The ultimate
buck stops at the government's
desk," admits Lee Southern, Gibson's executive assistant.
But UCBC can make itself heard
in Victoria in a way that other
groups can't. Haugen and Hollis
met Gibson two weeks ago to
discuss the situation and have been
invited by Gibson to attend the
Outlook conference held by UCBC
in October to discuss educational
"We've heard from professors in
the past," says Gibson. "But
without students you wouldn't need
So it's up to students to make
their feelings about education cutbacks known to UCBC and the
government, because otherwise
UBC will, in the words of the
Alumni Association "... pay an
inordinate price for its own record
of achievement."
Thursday, April 2,1981
Page 15 Landscapes and other relationships
From page 12
to call you out of the jungle
to bring you back
in the open     and named
In a romantic vision, Carolyn
Zonailo delves into female sensibility in erotic relationships with landscapes. Her language is rich, sensual
and evocative; flowers and a garden
become central metaphors. A sunflower turns sexual. A woman's
nipple is a "bud to nip in its
prime." A maiden declares: "I
want to bloom inside you." "Protruding stamens" match a woman's
Zonailo's 10-part poem The
Dreamkeeper is especially erotic,
using the metaphor of a Zen rock
garden to explore the inner meaning
of nature. In another poem, she defines nature's opposite and artificial
state; it is embodied in a Midas
lover with cold passion who seeks
sex with a woman as a mirror of
For those who accuse feminists of
being devoid of humor, Zonailo
read a poem that mocks the western
movie macho-ness of Missouri
Breaks. In classic sarcasm she
states: "When I decided to fry the
dildo you said: I like a woman with
Rather than condemn men as
fools, poet Erin Moure chooses to
seek kinship with other women in
her poems. She writes many for specific women, expressing a shared
closeness of experience. In Dedication Without a Poem she reads:
. . .it is for women who lean
in washrooms, smoking cigarettes, arranging babies, holding wet hands under the blower
Also it is for the women in their
hard-hat office with no hard
hats and two telephones. . .
I don't have a dream for them
or a job, or a sandwich or a
country where they can go,
with their family where everything changes, the old life stops
A only a few remember.
Because it doesn 't stop, it goes
on without permission.
What there is is not enough,
says the woman.
Her poems address the daily lives
of women, the "washed out loneliness," the "nothing to drink but
coffee" days in a Vancouver winter
rain. She writes of a woman living
in a home set for demolition while
her husband is dying of leukemia.
As a VIA Rail worker, she describes a frightened, penniless woman who leaves the train without a
destination. Moure reads: "Take
pity on the wandering soul/who
keeps the bond of being human."
Despite her poetic empathy with
woman's plight, Moure denies that
she writes deliberately for a female
readership. "I don't write poems
just for myself. I consider that I
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The private experiences of an urban child, both precious and poverty-ridden, become public testimony in the poems of Helene Rosenthal. Now a UBC sessional lecturer in the English department, she
grew up the daughter of Jewish immigrants in Toronto just before and
during the Great Depression. Her
words express the racism and alienation she faced. When she asked her
father "why don't they like us . . .
they called me a dirty Jew and then
I knew."
Rosenthal's reading is moving
and sincere. She smiles while re-
evoking her first love with a "bionic
boy," feeling "arpeggiod
ecstacies" in a poem entitled Rhapsody of a Fire Escape. She tells of
her new-found eminence once she is
accepted, as a girl, into the "male
world of intellect"; it is a superficial, male-given illusion of status
that all women experience.
The grim reality of female existence was evident in the words of all
eight poets; some revelled in its escape and glorified self-definition
through the sensual and surreal. Yet
all acknowledged physical and emotional landscapes in heightening
their perceptions. Nature is their ally, not another foe.
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April 3 & 4,8 p.m.
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Join us for the exciting premiere of two new ballets:
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arrestingly erotic 'Ropes' and 'Pierrot 1980'.
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Page 17 Don't let it die
The 1980-81 school year is one which can be labeled, in a word,
It was a year when, in spite of insipid leadership from the Alma
Mater Society, student activism experienced a rebirth at the grass
roots level.
Student council concerned itself with building southside centres
and expanding SUB — more ways to increase already ridiculously
high surplus revenues.
But early in the year two students circulated a petition protesting
the board of governors ill-conceived policy of indexing tuition to 10
per cent of the university operating budget.
The petition was signed by over 1,500 students.
It led to the formation of a new AMS standing committee on tuition, student aid and accessibility and culminated with a successful
rally and march on the faculty club and administration president
Doug Kenny's office.
When students march to the administration and faculty to give
their opinions in person at least they know the message is
Another encouraging sign that students are not going to sit out
the eighties as they did the seventies was the bid by students to
establish a student run public interest research group on campus.
The referendum to establish BCPIRG was defeated narrowly.
However, 4,300 students exercised their democratic right. How
many years has it been since that many students voted in an AMS
This spring agriculture students marched on Victoria to protest
the provincial government's agriculture policy.
Student activism is encouraging. It is encouraging and it is
Next fall when students return tuition will be 13 per cent higher,
food prices won't decrease and if you can find an apartment, or
any form of accommodation, you'll be paying more for rent.
If students don't keep a watch on big government and big
business who will?
How soon will it be before the Spetifores of this province blanket
the lower mainland with housing developments?
How soon will it be before post-secondary education is priced
out of existence?
Student activism is growing, but it is easy to let things die over
the summer. Students turn their energy towards earning enough
money to return in the fall. A task which in itself will not be easy
given the provincial government's job cutback program.
We hope students continue to address the issues that face
education and society as a whole. Stay aware durng the summer,
and be prepared to fight in the fall.
Maybe even student council will get involved. If they start giving
students a hand instead of acting as a hinderance, students can
really start accomplishing things.
Be grateful, our butter is not rationed
"For everything there is a
season" — a time to protest and
a time to be grateful.
Students have voiced many
protests during the last year in
the pages of this newspaper, but
it is hard to recall seeing many
letters of thankfulness. This
situation must leave an unsuspecting visitor on campus
with the impression that we
students are being continuously
harrassed by our professors, attacked by our fellow students,
and hounded by governments of
all levels.
Furthermore, we all live in
tents, none of us can find a job
in the summer, no student politician has even one redeeming
quality, and it only rains in Vancouver.
Such a visitor must feel that
students have nothing to be
grateful for, but this is certainly
far from the truth. We are, indeed, the most fortunate in the
world — it's just that we never
speak up when we notice that.
The indexing of tuition fees is
an issue that illustrates our unbalanced attitudes quite well.
Our fees are indexed so that we
pay around 10 per cent of what it
costs to educate us, but — while
students are admittedly in no
position to pay any more — do
we never give any thought to the
other 90 per cent of our education costs?
Likewise, we're not surprised
when a student writes to The
Ubyssey to complain about the
SUB hamburgers, but how often
does one write to praise the Bus
Stop cafe's rather delightful
baron of beef sandwich? How
often do we Canadians take the
time to be grateful for our food
at all?
Again, we are the best off in
the world — our butter is not rationed like in Poland, we can
drink (and enjoy!) our water
without boiling it like in Mexico,
and we don't have to stand in
lineups waiting for a meagre
handout like in Uganda.
While we live in a society that
must be concerned with diets
and exercise to burn off the
many calories that we consume
but don't need, there are
millions of others on this planet
for whom it is impossible to even
get enough calories to survive.
We've done nothing to deserve
such a position in the world, and
we must do our best to equalize
the situation.
But the first step is gratitude.
Once we cease focusing on our
problems so single-mindedly,
and realize how fortunate we
really are, then we can begin to
show our thankfulness by
reaching out to the others.
I, for one, feel very fortunate
as I make my way around campus on an average day. The air is
a little chilly in the morning as 1
get ready to come to UBC, but
I've always got enough clothes
to keep warm. The bus ride onto
campus gives the chance to chat
with friends, or to curl up
against a window and doze for a
few minutes, and it's always
possible to look up and see the
mountains poking their snowy
heads above the houses.
On campus, the surroundings
are also beautiful. The air is
fresh, the trees stand firmly and
give shelter from both sun and
showers, and a relaxed atmosphere hangs over the groups
of students moving about.
I can also feel content knowing that I am going to classes
that I have chosen to take. No
person, or government, has tried
to make these decisions for me;
no one has discouraged me from
mixing French and political
science courses into my math
and computer studies. I'm able
to exchange ideas freely with
professors who know their
material thoroughly, and
students who bring thoughts and
opinions from all over the globe.
I can reach into my lunch bag
at any time and pull out an apple
to munch on my travels, or I can
take some of the jangling change
from my pocket and snack from
a vending machine.
And so the list goes on: there's
a pool to swim in, music to treat
my ears to, and an art gallery to
treat my eyes to. There's the joy
of wrestling with a difficult concept in my studies for many
hours, and then beginning to
grasp its spirit and see how if fits
into my previous knowledge.
Every day is full of such
events for all of us, but too often
we only see the pitfalls on the
jogging trail and miss the birds
dancing around us.
We've found time to protest
when we realized that things
were unfair for us, so I hope that
we can also find time to feel
grateful when we notice the
many things that are wonderful
in our lives.
Tony Wind
computer science 2
'Store your apple cores, kiddies'
On behalf of myself, and I
hope every other student at UBC
I would like to say thank you to
all the workers who have kept
our campus so clean and litter-
free in the face of all the striking
that continues on the "outside."
As our beautiful (and once fairly
tidy) city slowly sinks into the
depths of the piling garbage, like
so many other la'rge cities, UBC
has maintained its beauty.
Since "we" students love to
rally and protest everything that
happens out here so eagerly, why
don't we instead focus our efforts in another direction? Why
don't we all just sit back, relax
(but not for too long!) and try to
enjoy this beautiful campus
where we are so fortunate to be
getting our education (or
whatever else we had in mind.)
And during our (very brief)
period of relaxation we should
all think of thanking the workers
who have helped maintain it so
well. I mean, when was the last
time you thanked a UBC
groundskeeper? Think about it.
And for all you "rally-goers"
and "committee-makers" who
are disappointed with this
uneventful letter I have a suggestion: In the event of a situation
where   there   is   nothing   to
boycott, protest, rally or form a
committee about you could start
up a club, committee or
whatever to raise funds to get
more garbage receptacles installed all over the campus
(CRFMGRC: Committee to
Raise Funds for More Garbage
Receptacles on Campus).
Aren't you tired of carrying
your apple cores, sandwich
wrappers, etc. from one class to
the next so as not to litter the
grounds? Let's give those
groundskeepers a helping hand
(and a few more garbage cans to
work with!)
Linda P.
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Thursday, April 2.1981 Assassins are 'morally irresponsible'
It is very seldom that any item in
our student newspaper moves me to
write to The Ubyssey but a
classified advertisement placed in
Tuesday's paper (March 17) gives
me cause for some unease about the
moral vision of certain people here
at UBC.
The advertisement in question
was placed by the "UBC Assassin's
Guild" and invited students to
become involved in "an assassin
game." This game, I assume, is of
the same type that is quite popular
in several universities in Eastern
Canada and the United States, i.e.,
the participants are divided into
"assassins" and "targets" by the
game's controller and the assassins
then have some specified length of
time to assassinate their assigned
targets through the use of toy guns
that fire plastic tipped darts.
Points for the originality and the
style of an execution are awarded in
addition to those points gained for
a successful "kill". At the end of
each round the role of each participant is reversed and new targets are
issued to the new assassins.
My objection to this sort of game
is two-fold. First, the advertisement
Boycott Japan
With its plans for our coal and
farmland, the present government
in Victoria shall certainly earn itself
a place in history. Not content with
merely following the tradition of its
predecessor, it is going all out in a
program of economic ruin.
No longer is it good enough to
give the foreigners sole access to our
coal. Now we are paying them to
take it. No doubt British Columbians will soon be subsidizing those
who export our minerals, raw
lumber and sea foods to Japan.
How much longer will Japan's
thriving industries be supported by
our tax dollars and natural
As long as the NDP or Social
Credit is in power, the foreigner will
continue to profit off of our
rightful heritage, while we are left
with chronically high unemployment and inflation. Since these two
liberal parties are internationalist in
perspective, then it is unreasonable
to expect their leaders to be truly
loyal to B.C. All they care about is
following the text books of foreign
What B.C. needs is a government
that doesn't see our resources as a
means by which to satisfy "world
demands" or "Japanese needs".
The human and material resources
of this land must be thought of as
the key to our great potential. They
must be used to maximize self-
sufficiency and put an end to the
present state of vulnerability.
Far too often the long term interest has been subordinated to the
temporary propping up of the
welfare state. For this reason all
British Columbians must show their
opposition to the proposed northeastern coal deal. If we don't do
something now then the government will only be encouraged by
our silence.
Bill Bennett will get the message if
we make Japan bleed. This can be
done if British Columbians boycott
all Japanese goods.
The boycott shall commence with
a rally outside of the Japanese consulate at 1177 West Hastings St. All
students are urged to attend this
gathering which will take place on
Saturday, Apr. 18, at 2:30 p.m.
If you are interested in carrying a
placard or participating in the
organization of this boycott, then
please contact us. Put your name
and phone number on a piece of
paper addressed to me and bring it
to Room 1507 of the Biological
Sciences Building.
J. C. Burdon
science 3
clearly invites students to identify
themselves with the "exciting" role
of the assassin.
By inviting students to fantasize
that they are assassins and by rewarding the successful game players
with points and, presumably,
respect, the organizers of this game
see murder, or in this case the plotting of murder, as some sort of
glamorous activity in which a
university student can assume the
role of an assassin, stalk and kill his
target, and experience some kind of
vicarious excitement in the process.
Clearly then, this game channels
the participants thoughts towards a
destructive and sadistic frame of
mind. Such attitudes and the conditions which encourage them should
not be condoned, especially when
we find those attitudes in an institute of higher learning where construction, and not destruction,
should be uppermost in our minds.
The second of my two objections
to the "assassin game" I regard as
even more serious than that of the
first. This game, as I mentioned
before, asks students to identify
themselves with the assassin, and
while that kind of role identification is bad, what is worse is that
those people participating in the
game are not asked to imagine the
consequences of an assassin's act.
A "target" is killed and then, of
course, the game is over and the
students can return to their normal
activities. The participants do not
continue on with the game past the
kill and imagine a distraught widow
(or widower), the anguish bereaved
children might feel, or the political
consequences that the killing of an
important politician might entail.
These consequences are what a
real assassin's bullet might have and
this game suppresses that part of
real life. In short, students do not
fully imagine or explore this
"assassin game" and so participants knowingly or unknowingly
try to escape the moral consequences of their actions and
This kind of escapist thinking is
shoddy, limited, morally deceitful,
and at its core extremely contemp-
tious of the value of a human life.
Why do I bother with this sick little game and try to identify its
premises and consequences? Well, I
don't like to see the type of thinking
this game represents flourish
because the incomplete inoral vision
displayed by the organizers and participants of this game often breeds
other, more deadly, acts of moral
shortsightedness later.
Also, for more personal reasons,
I detest the game because it reminds
me of an acquaintance of mine
(whose name needn't be mentioned)
who some years ago was brutally
murdered by a gun-wielding
assassin who was motivated by a
political cause that had its origin
halfway round the world in Eastern
Europe. This murder was no game
(although the type of thinking involved in it is quite similar to that
promoted in the game) and it makes
my blood boil to see my fellow
students at UBC trivalize murder by
setting up this game.
I hope other students will refrain
from participating in this "assassin
game" and remember that it and its
participants are promoting a view
of the world and of human activity
that is morally irresponsible and is
thus dangerous to us all.
Robert W. A. North
arts 4
Ubyssey democratic
When I first became involved with student politics three years ago, 1
believed the Ubyssey staff was an elitist clique of people who got their
thrills out of libelling and unfairly attacking everything and everyone in
During my three years on council, this attitude mellowed only slightly. As my term of office as director of administration came to a close, I
thought, hey, what about joining The Ubyssey and seeing what it's all
about. Will they take an ex-hack, one they attacked numerous times in
editorials and stories? I said what the hell, and decided to test their old
adage "anyone can join the staff as long as they're willing to work."
Well, now from the other side, I have a few things to say to those that
criticize both The Ubyssey and the AMS. If you don't like either of
them — get involved and change them. I found The Ubyssey to be
amazingly democratic, beyond my wildest imagination.
Shortly after joining the staff, in fact the first day, I was voting on
placement of stories, the pictures and (gasp!) the editorials. Every staff
member, whether a member for a day or seven years, gets one vote.
After no time at all I was writing page one material and occasionally
writing editorials, and all this from someone who got 50 per cent in
English 100.
Now that I've looked at life from both sides, I have one thing to say
to those armchair critics: "If you don't like The Ubyssey join the staff.
If you don't like the AMS get after your rep. If you don't like your rep,
boot him or her out, and run for election yourself."
Craig Brooks
AMS director of
administration 80-81
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Democracy depends on brain power
The greed of politicians will never be satisfied. Federal and provincial leaders are grabbing and grasping Canada's resources while
continuing to pump furiously at the human
resources through ever more complex levies
of taxes.
As their coffers become more full and their
greed becomes greater, return to the citizens
in the form of services becomes less, welfare
being the first to suffer. It is greed combined
with cowardice when the first people to be
hurt are the very old, the infirm and the very
If ever a politician was capable of uttering
a word of truth, I would credit it to Lester
Pearson, who during one of his campaigns
against John Diefenbaker said: "The system
of government must be changed." The problem is though he was duly elected, he did
nothing to bring this change about, thus
showing a politician must always return to
hypocrisy after speaking the truth.
How can real change come about? Perhaps
instead of sophisticated social and political
systems we should return to an unsophisticated concept: democracy.
I mean democracy as an absolute; in the
past several centuries the meaning of the term
has been corrupted.
A brief review of the history of representative, or parliamentary, democracy shows that
what was once unfortunate necessity has become entrenched as sacred and inviolable
principle. The physical limitations that were
part of a less technologically advanced and
poorly educated society, with inadequate
means of communication and travel, forced
'Provincial leaders are
grabbing eur resources7
the early instigators of democracy after the
age of kings to use the representative model,
alienating the people from the decisionmaking that suffrage was supposed to make
By now Canadians have become among
the best educated people in the world and we
continue to spend a large amount on educating ourselves. Yet every election sees the politicians coming out of their holes in the comfortable warren lined with taxpayers' dollars
and sing: "Hi jiggy jig, stupid little pig. Follow the band, fall in and follow the band."
Whereupon all citizens of all walks of life are
expected to leave their intellects behind and
run to polls to make their 'X' — the symbol
of the illiterate.
At that point the people are left at the mercy of the self-worshipping public relations experts who can ignore the people's wishes because our government adheres to long outmoded practises instituted when it was impossible for most of the population to have
any direct access to power.
Today, however, through telex transmission, telephone cables and microwave, cable
television and communications satellites, we
have a society where all people, no matter
how remote, can be in contact with one another instantly at any time. Each passing
month sees this system improve and become
more universal.
There is no reason why the people of Canada cannot now participate in their government directly and allow the politicians who
have become professional leeches on the
body politic to return to working for a living;.
We can break down the pyramid hierarchy
which persists from the system of absolute
monarchy and reinstitute the tribal circle of
absolute democracy.
The executive, rather than be chosen
among the bumblers who now legislate our
laws, will be a 'brain trust' conscripted, if
necessary, from among the experts in the various fields of public and financial administration. The chairman should be a highly
qualified political scientist. They will concern
themselves with the efficient execution of the
wishes of the people.
The people will make up the legislature.
Through a communications system owned
and operated by themselves, and financed by
the monies that now go to Parliament, they
will examine the business of government and
make their wishes known through plebiscites
or referenda carried out electronically at specific times through telephone, radio and
cable television networks.
Communities would meet together to discuss issues and programs, and their communication system would provide them with information from the facts available on a domestic emergency to discussions of foreign
affairs to suggested means of organizing and
raising interest in community and individual
participation in government.
Qualified members of the community
would form the community's executive
'brain trust? and provinces, regions and the
country as a whole would each have their selected experts to take care of necessary, specific tasks assigned by the wishes of the people they serve. The executives would be coordinated through the communications system and the people themselves would make
all legislative and policy decisions.
Why not run our own government? We
profess to be democratic; let us then implement democracy. The means are now here
and we only require the will to do so. When
humankind conquered space, it was proclaimed a giant step. Now is the time to take
as titanic a step in our political progress.
Lawrence McDonald is a former UBC employee now retired and living in Nanaimo.
Perspectives is a column of analysis and opinion open to members of the university community who do not belong to the staff of The
Thursday, April 2,1981
Page 19 Tuition is not the issue
The issue of cutbacks in education funding is a large and serious
one, associated with the overall
economic situation, the willingness
of the general public to pay for the
civilized luxury of an academic
community, and the attitudes of the
current government. The issue can,
and should, be discussed at length,
but not here. I mention it mainly to
distinguish it from the related, but
separate, issue of rising tuition.
Protest against increasing tuition
fees usually centres on the idea that
some potential students will be
unable to attend because of the
financial barrier. The fact is that
fees are a relatively small part of the
cost of attending university.
To live in a dwelling that is not a
threat to health or sanity, to eat
healthfully, to be warmly (not even
fashionably) clothed and shod;
realistically, this is at least $3,500
for eight months — this year.
Medical insurance, medical unin-
surables, transportation, books and
supplies add up, and this is without
considering the "luxuries" of entertainment and participation in social
and cultural events.
Most students cannot earn
enough in the summer to pay for
the academic year, a situation aggravated by the sessional (as opposed to semester) system that UBC
continues to follow. And the student aid program does not deal
realistically with these economic
Most of us who overcome these
financial problems — with parental
support, or by lucking into high-
paying summer jobs, or both — will
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be able to stretch our resources to
cover a raise in tuition. One hundred dollars is still a fair bit of
money, and I'm not going to enjoy
paying it out either.
There is, and has been for a long
time, an enormous financial block
to accessibility of education: the
real obstacle of finding the money
to live for eight months without
working more than a few hours a
week  (which  even  student  loans
recognizes as less than ideal.)
So let's work on the problem of
cutbacks, by all means. Let's work
for a more realistic student loan
structure, more low income housing, a more flexible yearly
timetable. But with these at stake,
we cannot afford to waste time and
energy on the relatively minor issue
of increased tuition.
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Thuraday, April 2.1981 Referendum — BCPIRG plans to try again
I am writing to thank all those
students who took the time to vote
"yes" for BCPIRG. Of course, I
along with the rest of the BCPIRG
steering committee, was disappointed that the referendum was
narrowly defeated, but when I reflect upon the activity of the past
few months, I realize that it wasn't
all in vain.
Last November, very few people
on this campus had ever heard of
the PIRG concept, yet after only
four months of organizing, more
than 2,100 students came out and
demonstrated their support for this
concept. We lost this year, but we
intend to try again.
As well as disseminating PIRG
information to students, via
posters, pamphlets, information
tables, petitioning, and speaking to
some classes, the steering committee was able to build the foundation
of BCPIRG. Although our 50 pages
of constitution and by-laws came
out a bit late for the majority of
students to read, they have been
sweated through.
Several meetings for this constitution were held on campus to
enable student input, and we will
likely follow this same procedure in
September for the constitution for
the UBC local of BCPIRG. A constitution is also required for the
UBC campus branch of the provincial society. Both the constitutions
will have the controls required by
the B.C. Societies Act.
To those students who criticized
the BCPIRG provincial constitution: come out and participate in
this one! We are not irrational in
our actions, and we do listen to
other points of view. This is neither
the time nor place to discuss the
funding mechanism, but we
welcome all constructive criticisms
and suggestions. Just contact a
member of BCPIRG, or drop a
note in our mailbox, SUB box 70.
We also would welcome any
questions students may have about
BCPIRG. One of our problems in
this year's campaign was that we
weren't sure of the objections and
criticisms to PIRG as they weren't
brought directly to us. It is hard to
combat rumours.
We feel we ran our campaign
fairly. We always said we wanted a
refundable fee, and our aims and
methods were open for all to see.
We are not trying to fight students,
but rather to involve them.
It is hard for many of us to
understand that some of our fellow
students don't trust us, and they
don't want to allow us the chance to
be an effective research group in
areas of public concern. As Francis
Janes pointed out last week in a letter to the Ubyssey, students are also
a legitimate part of the public,
although unfortunately many of
them don't realize it.
Is it really too much to ask
students to spend $5 on something
in their own interest, especially
when they do have the option to
support it or not?
This summer some students will
be setting up a resource centre here
on campus. They will also be working on next year's campaign. A lot
of discussion will be taking place,
and we welcome all ideas. The
BCPIRG Organizing Club at UBC
has tried to be open to all students
and ideas, but it is up to you to
come to us and to let us know how
you feel.
Many of us have learned a lot this
spring, and we invite all interested
persons to join in this learning process. Contact us through SUB box
Sharlein Smith
arts 2
Evil, murdering, lying 'a must9
Anything that resists the combination of American capitalism
and military dictatorship is evil, and
therefore we are obliged to use any
tactics at all to exterminate this
dreaded disease.
The end is the consolidation of
the status quo and the annihilation
of communism, the means are torture and assassination. Profit
comes ahead of social reform, and
Jesus Christ is alive
This past semester 432 UBC students participated in a university religious
survey conducted by Campus Crusade for Christ. The 13 question survey
dealt with their religious background, present spiritual interests, and in particular, their opinion to the question, "Is Christianity relevant in the
university today?"
While 70 per cent of the students polled have been, or are presently
members of churches or religious groups, there were varied opinions over
who Jesus Christ was. Thirty-eight per cent consider Christ to be the Son of
God, while 47 per cent consider him to be only a great historical figure. Only two per cent consider him a myth, while 13 per cent are unsure.
Thirty-eight per cent of the students consider that the significance of
Christ's death was to pay for mankind's sin. One out of five were unsure
what significance Christ's death had.
In answer to the question, "The Bible teaches that Christ rose physically
from the dead. Do you think he is alive today?" 32 per cent said "yes",
28.4 per cent said "No", and 30.3 per cent said "he is alive only in spirit."
9.3 per cent were unsure.
While 62 per cent of those polled sense a spiritual dimension to their
lives, only 35 per cent feel the need for a more personal relationship with
God. 51 per cent have no need for a more personal relationshi- • God
while 14 per cent are undecided. Although most faculties art ^uniiar in
spiritual interest, educational students seem to have a greater interest in
knowing God, with 49 per cent of those polled indicating that desire.
Women seem to have more spiritual interest than men, at least according
to this survey. Forty-two per cent of the women polled feel a need for a
more personal relationship with God, compared to only 25 per cent of the
men, although more men (18 per cent) are undecided.
In answer to the central question, 62 per cent believe that God should be
relevant at least sometimes in university classrooms.
Campus Crusade for Christ
if millions of poor people and intellectuals don't grasp this fact then
they'll just have to take their
chances on whatever exists for them
after they've been wiped off this
Nothing will stop us pursuing our
current policies in El Salvador — or
anywhere else where some dirty
commie group is trying to subvert
the noble traditions of our country.
If we have to forge a few documents
to legitimize our efforts, so be it.
We've saved — since 1960 —
over 18 countries in Latin America
from becoming democratic — a
domino effect all capitalists and
military elitists can be proud of.
Now in El Salvador the people are
being brainwashed by slogans that
Hunt is on
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scavenger hunt. One of the items
that I have to find is lyrics of Ballad
of a Young Man as sung by Helen
I have written to the Library of
Congress, copyright division, over
50 record finders on both coasts,
several radio stations and numerous
magazines and unions connected
with the music world. No success.
Perhaps one of your readers has
heard of the song and/or the artist
and would write to me at the address below. A prompt response
would be appreciated as there is a
deadline involved.
Thank you.
Mignon Diane* Lauber
120 West First Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Outgoing gears aren't sexist
To C. Menzies:
Regarding your letter to Dave
Janus in The Ubyssey Mar. 24,
there are several points I would
like to comment on:
You imply that science
students are academics, while
engineers supposedly are not.
Well, I've been both an honors
science student and an engineer,
and I've found the engineering
curriculum to be far more
demanding academically. In
fact, I've often found that
science students are often given a
more superficial treatment of
some subjects (physical
chemistry is a good example)
because they don't have the
mathematical background to
understand a more rigorous
treatment of the material.
Regarding student involvement and spirit, I've found that
the EUS promotes these far
more than the SUS ever did. No,
^1 do not drink 40 beers, or go in
for anything terribly rowdy, but
I've felt more a part of the EUS
in this one year than I ever felt a
part of the SUS. The gears are
friendly, outgoing and — surprise, surprise — not sexist.
More than I can say for the SUS.
Einstein wasn't a gear, but the
men and women who designed
your car, your house, the bridge
you cross every day, the mine
that produces the metals you
use, et cetera, were.
Brenda Street,
engineering 1
Blame SUS mess on me
f o Dave Wong:
Didn't anyone ever tell you
that family skeletons are kept in
the closet? I suppose by writing a
letter denouncing SUS executives you preclude yourself
from being a lazy asshole.
The fact is, none of the executives (even you) were lazy or
ignorant — the troubles in running science are far reaching and
stretch back many years. After
all, SUS executives of previous
years were not branded self-
seeking egotists, yet they faced
and reacted to the same problems in the same way.
How can anyone expect to run
science when the structure lacks
basic unity and organization? If
the blame must be placed on someone it should rest on me. Isn't
it the president's duty to whip
fifth wheels into action?
To Dave Frank: Good luck in
reorganizing SUS.
To Dave Wong: Wear your
heart on your sleeve as much as
you want, but don't drag our
dirty laundry in public.
Rusung Tan
suggest it's not God's fate that they
are   poor   and   undernourished.
Lies. All. With the help of moral
visionaries like Alexander Haig and
the Central Intelligence Agency you
can be sure we will save El Salvador
from the diabolical intentions we
see manifest in Nicaragua.
Jeane Kirkpatrick (New US ambassador to the UN) is right: if we
had been more decisive we'd still
have those two paragons of tradition and proper authority in power
— the Shah and Somoza, two saints
who now from heaven look down
upon the thousands of martyrs
screaming in hell — obviously the
dupes of revolutionary ideas injected in them by the devil himself.
One must lie to save the truth.
One must commit murder to uphold
life. One must do evil to preserve
These are the principles we follow
in safeguarding the interests of the
free world.
Robin Woodsworth Carlsen
There are many of us who
have experienced the loneliness
and frustration of being mature
or returning students at UBC,
and we are sick and tired of having to find everything out the
hard way.
It is for this reason that we
have formed a club called The
Returning and Mature Students
Association. We, the members
of the RMSA, welcome any mature or returning students to join
our association if they long to
experience a sense of community
with other students at UBC.
In fall '81 the RMSA will be
organizing drop-in meetings
every Tuesday lunch hour for
any students who want to join
in. A meeting area is in the process of being selected.
We wish to discuss the academic and emotional needs of
those students who have'been
out of the educational system for
some time and who want to
make their adjustment period as
pleasant and stress free as possible. A barbecue is being planned for July.
For information, call 228-1890
or 988-5307.
K. Sanford
secretary, RMSA,
Fraud necessary
Every Saturday for almost two years a single mother on welfare will be
incarcerated in Oakalla. For the alleged crime of ensuring that her child
had adequate nutrition, and clothing by earning just over the allowed $100
a month for 18 months, Florence Kemp has been sentenced to serve 90 days
in Oakalla, and perform two hours of community work a week for the
duration of her sentence.
At the time Florence was charged, her welfare cheque was $440 a month.
The Senate Poverty Line for a family of two in 1979 was $706 a month. To
make up the difference, Florence worked as a homemaker for $4 an hour.
You don't have to be a genius to understand the problem of attempting
to live on the inadequate wages usually paid to women. You also don't
have to be a genius to understand the dilemma that Florence faced in juggling the welfare cheque between rent, food, and the clothing needs of herself
and her daughter.
What is ironic about the sentencing is that it ensures that Florence will remain on welfare. For her work as a homemaker, she has to be bondable.
Because she now has a criminal record, it will be difficult for her to get and
maintain a job in which bonding is necessary.
Florence had to defraud the ministry of human resources to survive.
Mothers dependent on a welfare cheque have to do this to survive under the
present system. Friends may help out with a few extra dollars to cover the
cost of food. Women do babysitting and don't declare their cash incomes.
Nutritional guidelines, from the provincial Ministry of Health estimate in
November 1980 that it costs $162 a month to adequately feed an adult
female and a child. This amounts to 36 per cent of Florence's welfare cheque.
By providing inadequate benefits, the ministry of human resources is encouraging women to break the law and defraud welfare. A more positive
position would be to change the G.A.I.N. Act, Schedule B, Section 6b, so
that people on welfare could earn sufficient income to adequately feed,
clothe, and provide shelter for themselves and their children. Raising the
earned income allowed v/ould be one way in which the ministry could ensure that it is not defrauded.
Vancouver Status of Women is launching an appeal defense fund for
Florence Kemp. She needs money to pay for her appeal as Legal Aid will
not cover the legal costs. Send in whatever you can afford to:
Vancouver Status of Women
1090 West 7th Ave.
Vancouver, B.C.
V6H 1B3.
Gillian Marie
Vancouver Status of Women
Thursday, Apr! 2,1981
Page21 Some 'astounding' leaps
I am writing in response to the
letter in The Ubyssey Mar. 24 by
John Sparks 'What is justice?'.
There are many things wrong
with your letter and its contents,
John. The most glaring error is that,
you are guilty of exactly what you
accuse the student court of doing:
jumping to conclusions by "leaps
and bounds". Some of your leaps
are quite astounding.
You state that it is clearly not the
place of the student court to adjudicate disputes involving theft or
assault. Then whose place is it?
Since you give no supporting
reasons or evidence I can only conclude that you are talking through
your hat.
I arrive at the same conclusion
for the statement "... it is inconceivable . . . that the student
court would revoke privileges from
every student who commits a minor
assault or petty theft at UBC."
How is that so inconceivable? I bet
the student court has at least considered revoking privileges from
every student it has convicted. And
that's the big point you missed.
How many of these culprits are convicted?
If no thieves are caught and no
victims of assault complain then
how can anyone be convicted?
From your flights of logic you conclude that Robert Waite was convicted in a "display of solidarity
with the homosexuals ..." and that
"the charge would never have been
contemplated ... had the complai
nant not been a homosexual." You
are quite wrong.
Robert Waite was convicted
because Mark McDonald chose to
complain and Waite was arrogant
(or stupid) enough to hang around
the scene of the incident until someone came along to arrest him. If
every bicycle thief waited around to
see what happens they would all be
convicted and punished too, the
same goes for cases of assault, lo
say that Waite was convicted
because MacDonald is a homosexual is surely stretching things a bit.
You are more than welcome,
John, to state your opinions and
beliefs as- this is what makes a free
country, but please don't shower us
with your conclusion jumping prowess and pretend that it's logic.
Philip Hall
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Thursday, Apri2.1981 Haugen must consider some questions
Can you take 22 units during the
winter session, work in Fort St.
John for four months and still be
Alma Mater Society president?
Legally, the answer is yes. But
can you be effective? This is the
question current AMS president
Marlea Haugen should ask herself,
because that is exactly what she
wants to do.
( f reestyte)
In January, when Haugen was
vice president and running for the
presidency, she tried to convince
student council the president need
not be present during the summer.
Council overwhelmingly disagreed
with her and passed an almost
unanimous motion making it an
"impeachable offence" if the president did not work for the AMS during the summer.
Ironically, one of Haugen's only
supporters was newly elected
engineering representative Peter
Mitchell, who was elected AMS vice
president later that month.
With the duty of the president to
coordinate the society and ensure
policies of council are implemented,
being away for one-third of the
term of office, a time when much of
the work of the society is done, is
However, Haugen has partially
seen the light. Whether it was council's January decision, or her own
initiative, only she knows.
Haugen has now
"compromised" with council, a
group she is supposed to lead. She
will work downtown 9 a.m. to 5
p.m., five days a week, and will be
at UBC on weekends and nights.
Considering that another duty of
the president is to liase with the
general manager and staff on behalf
of council, how can she do this if
the staff go home at 5 p.m.?
Student council meetings require
preparation time (especially when
the president is chair), letters must
be written, agendas made, policies
implemented, public statements
made, etc. Many of these duties
must be done by the president according to AMS bylaws. They cannot be done at midnight when no
staff or fellow .executives are
around, so will they get done?
The simple answer is that
Marlea's multiple hats won't fit.
The result will be worse than the
mess last year when Haugen was
out of town all summer. She will
show up, and without the
background of other executives, try
to participate in the day to day running of the society and the planning
for the next academic year.
Executives who perform her constitutional duties while she is away
will face her often hot-tempered
wrath if they should do something
"wrong," as according to her
gospel. Haugen's decision has not
only left the AMS without a leader
for the summer, but has placed the
other executive in a rather uncomfortable position.
Marlea — it just won't work.
Haugen should either give up all
AMS involvement during the summer and work out of town, or take
PRESIDENT HAUGEN . . . downtown while AMS without leader
a full-time job with the AMS.
Otherwise, a half-assed job will undoubtedly result.
Haugen also plans to take 22
units in the next winter session.
What is going to suffer — her duties
as president, her studies, or both?
Last year the executive complained bitterly about Haugen's inability
to find time to do anything other
than ordering donuts for council
meetings. Cheques weren't signed,
general meetings weren't organized,
etc. This work either never got
done, or was dumped onto other
already overworked executives.
Fellow executive members Peter
Mitchell, Bill Maslechko, Jane Loftus and James Hollis should not
front for Haugen's inability to find
time, for she created it herself.
People elected to
AMS positions
should make
whatever sacrifice
necessary to
perform the Job
Haugen should learn that people
elected to AMS positions should
make whatever sacrifice is necessary
in terms of outside summer jobs,
number of courses, etc. to perform
the job they are given a mandate by
the students to do.
Executive positions should not be
for the purpose of rubbing
shoulders with administration or
alumni people, it should be for serving the students. Please Marlea,
learn that before you get impeached.
Don't blame me for electing her.
I thought a platypus could do a better job.
Craig Brooks, a member of student council for three years and
AMS administration director
1980-81, wrote the above for
Freestyle, a column of opinion for
staff members of The Ubyssey.
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What's wrong with us? How can
we be so blind when the answer is
right in front of us? Intimate love
(between a man and a woman) was
never intended to be as it is today. I
am writing in regard to all Mr.
Preisperger's comments as well as
that filthy and obscene article in
The Ubyssey Feb. 27. 'Women explore the erotic?
Intimate love was originally
designed by God to be something
beautiful. God had this purpose in
mind when he designed man and
woman in all aspects so that they
could enjoy each other's company
and replenish the earth. At the same
time God made them equal.
Unfortunately we have cast off
intelligence so as to become fools
with the false perception that we are
actually   wise.   We've   done   this
through several ways such as claim
ing that both sexes are not equal,
soiling or cheapening the beauty of
sex through pornography, lowering
our value(s) of one another and not
loving one another as Christ commanded us to, and finally allowing
our selfishness make a list of requirements before entering a relationship or a marriage. Perverted is
the word I can now find to describe
our present vision of love. Alas,
there is hope. We need search no
The Bible contains a complete set
of guidelines for men and women to
live by. Whether or not you reject
or accept Christianity and the Bible?
consider Acts 20: 35, which says
that Jesus says, "It is more blessed
to give than to receive."
Why did Jesus say this? Was it to
impress people with his intellectual
wit? No. Jesus said this because he
knew that we all get a greater
satisfaction out of giving than
receiving, be it through financial
aid, advice, friendship, labor,
et cetera.
Now imagine what our relationships with others could be like if we
entered them with the attitude of
making the other person happy.
Think of what our intimate relationships and our marriages could
be like with this goal in mind.
It is not a servant that we
establish a relationship or a marriage with. It is another thinking,
feeling, living human being of the
same sex (not referring to a gay relationship here) or the opposite sex.
We share our time with this person
and care about them.
That person is special to us,
especially if the relationship is an intimate one, or should be. If this is
not the case then we seriously ought
to evaluate our morals and our
whole way of thinking.
Obviously my statements may appear to come from the Dark Ages to
some people. It is these people
especially, as well as everyone else, I
appeal to that we have perverted
and turned around the area of love.
We've sought so many new
horizons, ideas, et cetera, that we
no longer know what is right or
wrong. If we could consider and
possibly put into practice what
Jesus says we'd soon find our relationships with members of both
sexes, and our marriages, becoming
more harmonious and meaningful.
Allow me to conclude by pointing
out that this is not a call to accept
Christianity. The purpose of my letter is to offer an alternative to the
vain nonsense that has appeared.
I'm not saying one has to accept
Jesus, but just give him and his
guidelines a fair chance to work in
your life.
There are many people around
who can testify to a healthy marriage thanks to Jesus' help. The
rewards are abundant and just lying
in wait for those who seek them.
We can't go on seeking answers in
the dark on a road that leads to
despair and destruction. We have
the solution and its up to each one
of us to decide between happiness
or despair.
Consider my advice and give
Jesus a chance, a fair chance.
A concerned Christian
education 4
Trots call for class struggle in El Salvador
In a bloody drive to eliminate all opposition, the U.S.-backed Salvadorean junta has
murdered 14,000 workers, peasants and
students. Reagan, Haig and Bush are
escalating Carter's anti-Soviet war drive and
El Salvador is the launching pad.
The imperialists talk about "Soviet subversion" while they send millions in lethal "aid"
to the junta butchers. It's a pack of lies, but
their threats of blockading Cuba are real.
Reagan has his own domino theory: flex U.S.
military muscle in El Salvador and Nicaragua
and then on to Cuba.
Behind Cuba stands USSR, military
powerhouse of all the states which have overthrown capitalist rule. At stake is not only
the plight of the viciously oppressed
Salvadorean people, but the threat of imperialist war with the USSR as the main
target. Defense of Cuba and the USSR begins
in El Salvador!
Reagan has forced a situation in which the
alternatives for the Salvadorean masses are
victory or death. But while the workers and
peasants fight heroically and at terrible cost
the "progressive" bourgeois politicians
within the Revolutionary Democratic Front
(FDR) stand ready to cheat them out of
decisive victory.
The FDR, a popular front ranging from
left groups to the Catholic Church to former
junta members, is allied with the Second International of Willy Brandt and Ed Broadbent and seeks rapprochment with imperialism, a so-called "political solution."
The FDR tries to paper over the sharp class
divisions and it appeals for international
mediation rather than fighting for military
The strategy of popular front alliances has
time and time again led to bloody defeats for
the workers. The Chilean working masses
elected Allende's Unidad Popular (UP)
government believing that it would represent
their class interests. Yet almost from the
beginning the UP proceeded to consolidate
the position of the military elite (including
Pinochet), arrest workers and students attempting to stop rightist demonstrations and
shoot peasants who occupied the haciendas.
By 1973 when Pinochet's forces staged a
coup d'etat, the workers had already been
disarmed politically and militarily by
Allende's popular front and were massacred
by Pinochet's junta.
In the 1936 Spanish civil war, the workers
were armed to fight but were disarmed
politically when the popular front
Republican government turned on them in
the name of defending private property. This
paved the way for the victory of Franco
which proved to be the opening shot of
World War II.
These lessons, of defeats that should have
been working class victories, are lost on most:
of the left. From the reformist Communist:
Party to the NDP-loyalist Revolutionary
Workers League to the muddled New Leftist
In Struggle!, with their assorted front groups
and solidarity committees^ our local opponents on the left have relegated themselves
to the political sidelines, cheerleading for
class collaboration. While they enthuse over
the FDR, it has been left to the Trotskyist
League to raise the banner of proletarian independence and workers revolution.
Under the prodding of the U.S., the
various Central American right-wing dictatorships have drawn together to "roll back
communism." The military victory of the leftist rebels against these reactionaries would
deal a stinging blow to Reagan's plans for
global counterrevolution.
Decisive victory depends on relentless class
struggle, led by a proletarian Trotskyist
vanguard, against all wings of the
bourgeoisie in El Salvador; and the establishment of worker and peasant governments
throughout Central America.
Miriam McPherson
UBC Trotskyist League
Thursday, April 2,1981
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bet, and in this special year-end edition we're going to give you the very
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Last week we told you we were
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to put out another edition of the
coming events column that caused
the Lake Baikal Truth-Intelligencer
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all public announcement sections,
thy name is Vista."
That's a pretty hard act to follow, but here goes:
Bent, a play about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, is held
over till May 9 at the Seymour St.
Arts Club theatre. You can get
tickets at the Arts Club theatre itself ■-
or at the Vancouver Ticket Centre,
Out here on campus the UBC
symphony orchestra and the UBC
opera chorus are presenting a version of Mozart's Cos! Fan Tutte,
the second-last opera the master
wrote. Performances are at 8 p.m.
each evening, starting tonight, till
Tuesday, in the Old Auditorium.
For more information phone
That totally wonderful person
Philip Candelaria is going to be
playing his music, played on the
classical guitar, that the Simon Fraser University paper The Peak said
"transcends the old masters." Saturday, April 11, Presentation
House, North Vancouver.
The Vancouver Chamber Choir
brings Vancouver audiences the
rare opportunity to hear Monteverdi's Vespers, no relation to his
wests or other such garments. Conductor Jon Washburn brings together the combined forces of the
Vancouver Chamber Choir and the
Vancouver Chorale, on Friday,
April 10 at 8 p.m. in St. Andrew's
Wesley United church.
Cristine Coyluto, who began
playing the piano at age three, and
has since done many wonderful
things with pianos, will be playing
in Vancouver this month. She can
be heard at the Koerner Hell, April
11, and her program will include
Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Schubert, and Coulthard. Tickets are
available at the door and the Magic
Flute, $6 for normal people,
students, $5.
The Vancouver Natural History
Society is presenting a film, Black
Tide, on the eighth of April.
Every once in a while we get these
press releases from far corners of
the world, but you never see them
because they are irrelevant. But for
those of you heading down Montana way this weekend, the Wildlife
Film Festival is on April 8 to 12.
The films will be shown at the Montana Rooms and the University
Center Ballroom, on the third floor
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Caption contest for feminist cartoons, dssdurw
Apr* 24. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. in th. baaamant of
tha nor* wing of Main Library.
Election results: preaidant. Hanry Ip. publics-
tiona offlcar, Jamas Ko, internal vica-prsaidant,
Daxter Chang, sxtsmtJ vfca-praaidant, Grsca
Sun, treasurer, Anda Li, cultural convener, Barry
Fong, and aports, Jackson Wong.
Soma executive positions sre stiM open, for fur-
ther information contact CSA officios in SUB
Year end bash, 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.. Skyline
Stammtiach, a German conversational, 7:30
p.m.. International Houss, Gate 4.
Year end perty whh refreshments, noon, Cecil
Whine snd cheese party, a new dub open to all
interested mature students, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Grad
Centre garden room.
Optimal learning lecture by Dr. Hssaatn. for all
interested students, 9 p.m., Darkhana Jamat-
IH fitness awareness week. Holistic arts end sciences centre offer a yoga and fin use damonatra-
tion, noon to 2 p.m., upper lounge. International
Year end dance: thia year's theme, "clone boH,"
prizes for the least original male, female and androgynous done, 9 p.m. at the Grad Cantra ballroom.
General meeting, noon, lounge. International
Western Canadian Rhythmics competition, admission is free. 6:30 to 10 p.m.. War Memorial
Ban tha Klan rally to honor International Day
Against Racism, and the 13th anniversary of Dr.
Martin Luther King's ssssssinstion, 1 p.m., Oppenheimer park, one block north of Main and
Meeting for extended care service, 2:15 p.m.,
Lutheran Campua Centre.
Community dinner, continuing through April,
5:30 p.m., Lutheran Campus Centre.
Chicago cartoonist Nicole Hollander, author of
three books including Ms, Can I Be A Feminist
and Still Like Men? talks on the image of women
in cartoone, 8 p.m. Woodward, (RC lecture had
Hot flashes
The image of women in cartoons
will be addressed Wednesday at 8
p.m. in IRC 3 by Chicago cartoonist
Nicole Hollander.
She is author of such books as
Ma, Can I Be a Feminist and Still
Like Men?
Until April 24, except for the Easter weekend, a caption contest for a
feminist cartoon will be held in the
fine arts gallery in the basement of
the Main library.
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Are you mature?
If you classify yourself as a mature student, or have returned to
school after an absence, the returning and mature students association would like to have you as a
There is a whine and cheese party today from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the
garden room of the Graduate Students Centre.
Get Involved
Your chance to get involved in
the Alma Mater Society is going,
going, going. . .
Yes folks, those wonderful bu
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the thing for you.
Commissioners are the chairs of
the major standing committees of
student council. Positions for program, teaching and academic
standards, student housing, and
student accessibility committee are
now all open, but close tomorrow
at 4:30 p.m. Applications can be
found in SUB 238.
Tax for peace
All those in favor of a peace tax
raise your hands. Good, now all
you have to do is show up at the
slide show Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
and the potluck Sunday at 11:30
These events are being sponsored by the Peace Tax Fund Committee and are being held at the
Quaker meeting house at 1090 W.
70th (at Oak) this weekend.
Liquid surplus
Alma Mater Society services director Bill Mitchell said Wednesday
morning that all students are invited
to attend the AMS executive beer
bash this Friday at 4:30 p.m. in SUB
252, 254 and 262. The AMS will be
repenting all their previous sins by
giving away the liquid refreshments
for free.
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Thursday, April 2,1981 UBC grinds out even more gears
STUDENT PUNK band from dark side of planet Claire take Pit stop on
earth. The Invaders dropped by long enough to collect first prize in the fog
show, which was 20 hours recording time in a local studio. Invader victory
—srnold hsditrom photo
was debated due to their inability to materialize into single earthling image,
band is devoting its studio time to charity. Invaders beam down Thursday
night for victory performance in Pit.
Guerrilla sfrike threatens negotiations
Canadian University Press
Contract talks between Simon
Fraser University's student society
and its 20 staff exploded Monday
with charges of sabotages against
student negotiator Bill Lit win.
The staff, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees,
threatened strike action by Wednesday after negotiations, consuming
more than 24 weeks and 200 hours
in meeting time, promised no settlement by the union's Monday deadline.
And when union negotiators proposed three weeks leave for guerrilla training and job protection
while in jail, Litwin headed first to
the local media, and then to the labor board for a mediator.
"When it was proposed March
12," Litwin said, "my comment
was 'you can't be serious.' And
they said, 'We wouldn't include
something we weren't serious
"I'm assuming that because of
their comments that, yes, this is a
serious clause."
Although the clause has not been
withdrawn, student negotiators are
ignoring it, Litwin added.
"There is a problem as to whether such leave is within the Criminal Code of Canada."
Union negotiators were outraged
at Litwin's statements on the closed
talks. Staff member Hank Benoit
said the proposal "wasn't even a
"There's only two explanations
for Litwin's action: either he's too
stupid to tell a silly proposal from a
serious one, or he's deliberately trying to sabotage negotiations," he
Another staff member, resource
secretary Gene Beauthien, said the
proposal was tabled in jest to clear
the tension resulting from long and
"paranoid" negotiations. "Everything we put on the table was treated with extreme suspicion," he
said. "We put this on the table as
the ultimate absurdity, to point out
the extreme paranoia."
Beuthien said the student negotiating team "chose to release spur-
PIRG vote not binding at SFU
Canadian University Press
Although Simon Fraser University students voted overwhelmingly to
support a Public Interest Research
Group at their campus, the fledgling organization could still face opposition from the SFU student
council, which must give it final approval.
"There's nothing in the student
society constitution which says the
referendum results must be binding
(upon council)," said SFU student
society secretary Gene Beuthien.
"PIRG is going to have to rely on
Forum acting in good faith and expediently to implement the mandate
of the constitution?' he added.
Students voted 687 to 2S2 last
week in favor of paying $2 each per
semester to support the st udent-
controlled group.
PIRG organizer Clark Roberts
said the group's recent defeat at
UBC will not hinder the SFU
chapter in organizing this summer.
Negotiations will begin next week
for office space and a contract with
the student society, he said.
Roberts said the SFU PIRG will
contact community groups across
B.C. this summer, informing them
of the organization and asking for
research suggestions and results.
The information will be compiled
in a research resource centre at
SFU. Roberts said the research will
try to find a "fresh aspect" on
social issues.
"In  order to make intelligent
decisions on what direction our
society should go, we need information apart from sources with vested
interests," he said.
ious charges to smokescreen their
position because they have no defence on the issues."
He said staff negotiators twice
asked for and were denied opportunities to speak at student society
meetings where negotiations are discussed in closed session.
Litwin's statement came as a surprise to at least one student negotiator, although Litwin claimed he
had consulted student society president James Crawley on the matter.
However, Crawley said he was surprised by the contents of Ihe statement.
Union members agreed late Monday to mediation. "We want a contract," Benoit said, "but we're not
going to give them a blank cheque.
Forum is spending money all over
the place and they haven't even
looked at our monetary proposals."
Twelve non-monetary articles are
still outstanding in negotiations,
such as union security, health and
safety, and discipline.
The Universities Council of B.C.
last week rejected a move by Simon
Fraser University to start a four
year engineering program, instead
proposing the U3C program be expanded and a new school be started
at the University of Victoria "when
In a letter to UBC administration
president Doug Kenny, UCBC
outlined its report on engineering in
B.C. which recommends the university expand its present program to
accommodate a maximum of 2,500
engineering undergraduate
students. There will be an estimated
1,850 engineering students in the
1981-82 year.
Proponents of an SFU engineering school were disappointed by
UCBC's decision. The SFU board
of governors held a special closed
meeting Tuesday night to discuss
UCBC's recommendations.
The UCBC report, which has not
yet been made public, recommends
that first UBC and then UVic expand their facilities to educate
engineers. The reasons for this
recommendation are unclear. UVic,
like SFU, does not currently have
an engineering faculty.
The SFU board appears to be
upset about the reasons given by
UCBC for rejecting SFU as the site
for a professional engineering faculty. The board will look into
establishing an engineering science
department aimed at producing
high technology researchers in the
engineering field. SFU does not
have any professional faculties.
The UBC engineering program
has been expanding annually, partly
due to a general demand for
engineers in B.C. "There's a terrific
crunch for engineers," engineering
undergraduate society president
Lance Balcon said Tuesday.
Response to the proposed increase in students was "pretty
positive," Balcon said. "Everyone
can see it will be good for the faculty (of applied science)," he added.
Applied sciences dean Martin
Wedepohl said he was "very pleased" about UCBC's recommendations. Wedepohl said he hopes increased funding will go "hand in
glove" with the proposed increase
to 2,500 students.
He added the increased number
of engineering students does not
have any relation to a recent move
to reduce requirements for graduation in applied sciences from five to
four years. He said he felt too many
engineering students are "being
bored stiff" in first year physics and
chemistry courses which review
grade 12 material.
Professional engineers responded
favorably to the increased number
of engineering students, but expressed concern about UBC's
change to the four year system used
by most other Canadian universities. "The association and many
members are extremely concerned
about a dilution of the engineering
degree," said Phil Seabrook,
Association of Professional
Engineers of B.C. president.
Balcon said he agrees the quality
of education going into a degree
will probably be lessened. "That
may or may not affect the final
quality of the engineer," he said.
SAC cusses undergraduate society
An example should be made of
commerce undergraduate society
errors, a member of the Alma Mater Society student administrative
commission said Monday.
Terry Breen was speaking against
the appeal of a two-month SUB
room booking suspension handed
CUS in March.
CUS booked the SUB ballroom
three times during March, but failed to use or cancel the bookings
each time. A SAC policy of sus
pending booking privileges for
groups failing to use bookings was
implemented because of the first
CUS incident.
"If we make a policy, we have to
follow through," Breen added.
CUS spokesperson Don Ham-
agmi called the incidents "misunderstandings." He said the new
CUS council, which took office
March 1, was not responsible for
the mistakes of the previous council. "We weren't aware of the book
ings for March," Hamagmi said.
AMS administration director Bill
Maslechko disagreed. "The new
CUS council was aware of their last
booking a week and a half before
the event was to have occurred, but
did not cancel the booking," he
Many undergraduate societies
and clubs have changed executive
over the past month with no booking problems, except commerce,
Maslechko added.
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