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The Ubyssey Oct 5, 1976

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Array CUPE accepts admin offer
The threat of a strike by UBC
support staff vanished Sunday
when union members voted 82 per
cent to accept an administration
contract offer providing for a 7.5
per cent wage increase.
Ken Andrews, president of the
Canadian Union of Public Employees, local 116, said Monday 810
of the union's 1,500 members attended Sunday's membership
meeting to vote on the administration proposal.
"The membership doesn't like it
but they'll be able to live with it,"
Andrews said.
He. said the mood of Sunday's
meeting was one of grudging acceptance, and said it has made
CUPE members more anxious
than ever to take part in the Oct. 14
day of protest against federal wage
and price controls.
"It's absolutely impossible to
negotiate with the anti-inflation
board and the provincial govern
ment cutbacks in education
spending," Andrews said.
He said unions on university
campuses are at a disadvantage in
negotiating contracts because they
are in the position of negotiating
for money that would be taken out
of general education funds.
Referring to the settlement, he
said "the thing that changed
people's minds was the fact that
negotiations took us six months."
But Andrews added: "The mood
I got from the meeting was that we
should start negotiations again
within three months and next
March 31 (when the contract expires) if there's no contract, no
He said CUPE representatives
will meet with UBC's administration this week to formalize
the agreement, and added there
are several areas in which the
union will negotiate for improvements next year.
He said a main area of
dissatisfaction is the lack of a base
rate, or minimum increase wage
offer, which would help bring up
the wages of lower paid categories
of workers.
Andrews said food service
employees are an example
because they are among the
hardest working CUPE members
but are in the lower end of the pay
He also lashed out against the
federal anti-inflation board.
"The paring is always done on
the lower levels. The AIB proves
Vol. LIX, No. 10
that government cannot control
wages and prices equally. The real
control just goes on wages.
"It's easy to control wages
because they're public and down in
black and white — but there's no
way they can control prices the
same way."
CUPE represents workers in
food services, residences, physical
plant and UBC patrol.
The offer accepted Sunday was
4.5 per cent less than the 12 per
cent hike the union had asked for.
The administration proposal was
made to CUPE a week ago, in the
form of a written final offer, and
had the effect of forcing a
showdown with the union.
If CUPE had rejected the offer
Sunday, the union would have
issued 72-hour strike notice immediately, and a strike could have
begun as early as Wednesday
'Controls hurt
business too'
Labor isn't the only group opposed to wage and price controls —
the business community doesn't
like the government controlling its
profits, economist Cy Gonick said
at UBC Friday.
The Trudeau wage and price
controls were set up to protect the
companies from inflation, he said,
but the controls aren't always
working that way and business
wants out.
He said the main goal of the
controls is to preserve corporate
Fewer frosh
enter UBC
this year
UBC enrolmeat increased
slightly this year, but first year
enrolment is down, according to
figures released Monday by
associate registrar Ken Young.
There are 22,925 day-time
students attending winter session
this year, according to preliminary
figures, up from 22,898 last year.
First year enrolment is 3,609, down
five per cent from 3,806 last year.
And William Tetlow, director of
UBC's office of institutional
analysis and planning, said
Monday this year's figures show
enrolment at the university is
levelling off.
Tetlow said enrolment had been
increasing steadily during the past
few years. Last year total
enrolment was 22,980, up 3.8 per
cent from 1974-75, and in 1974-75
total enrolment was 22,046, up 8.2
per cent from 1973-74.
In 1973-74 enrolment stood at
20,067 and in 1972-73 it was 19,500.
Tetlow said planners are
predicting slight increases until
1982 when enrolment, will stop
Other provinces will experience
a decline in enrolment in 1982 but
enrolment in B.C. universities will
remain constant because of
greater immigration to B.C. than
to other provinces.
"But anything could happen. A
change in residences for mature
students, for example, could
change things completely," Tetlow
The biggest change at UBC this
year was the reduced number of
students in first year and in the
fifth year teacher certification
program in education, Tetlow said.
Tetlow said revised admission
standards — including the new
See page 2: ENROLMENT
profits, chiefly by limiting wage
The national rate of inflation in
1972 a nd 1973 was 10 to 11 per cent a
year but the government didn't do
anything then because "profits
were at unprecedentedly high
"Unions were locked into long-
term contracts. They (business)
already had the type of controls
they wanted," Gonick said.
But profits were being squeezed
by the end of 1974, he said. "The
concern was that they (business)
were no-longer the beneficiaries of
coDective bargaining.
* "The only way to cope with that
sort of inflation was an old-
fashioned recession (like the one)
of the 1930s."
Governments formerly limited
wages and increased interest rates
but "now the state accepts
responsibility for full employment," he said. "People won't
accept a depression as inevitable."
So the government has
developed a new weapon: wage
and price controls.
Increasing wages and interest
rates during times of high inflation
has the effect of reducing stockpiles of unsold goods and returning
the companies to a state of high
profits — but unemployment must
remain high to achieve this, he
But even though wages are being
controlled much more than prices,
"companies began opposing
controls as early as last May.
There was an attempt by large
capitalist enterprises to rescind or
retract the control of profits.
"The Chamber   of  Commerce
said two days ago that they will
withdraw support for controls
See page 2: LABOR
— matt king photo
LEAKING FOR LIFE Hiroshi Yamamoto, engineering 1, gives at Red Cross blood donor clinic in SUB 207
while clinic assistant Nancy Murray helps out. Faculty with largest turnout to clinic, held every day this week
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., wins 10 cases of amber liquid .to help dilute students' blood even further.
Students wanted for nude earth club
UBC students are being asked to join a club
dedicated to making the world into a nudists'
The world game club — conceived by
Patrick Britten, a 30-year-old welfare
recipient and president of the Nude Garden
Party — would reshape the world by disarming all military forces and cultivating the
world's deserts.
"I conceive of the whole planet being a
paradise if everything was controlled, including the weather," Britten said. "In 50
years we could all wander around in the
The Nude Garden Party is a registered
federal party dedicated to creating a new
Garden of Eden on earth by an agrarian,
proletarian movement. In 1975 the party had
15 members and it planned to field candidates
in the next federal election.
Britten said he hit on the idea of getting
UBC students involved in the club because of
his many visits to Wreck Beach.
"It could become a social club," Britten
said. "Maybe we could get together in the
nude for meetings, that would be a good
Britten said the vast amount of money the
world's nations now spend on weapons could
be used to help underdeveloped nations.
But much of Britten's philosophy is based
on "nude liberation."
"Keeping alive the spirit of man, that is the
purpose," he said. "Nude liberation is the
basket of nature. It is essential to global
development. The animal of the body is the
controlling force. It can't be surpassed."
Britten said he attended a prostitutes
conference in the U.S. last year and ended up
taking his clothes off in the lobby of the
convention centre.
Britten said UBC students who join the club
will begin work by writing to the world's
academic councils and governments. But no
UBC students have joined the club yet, he
Britten said the idea of forming the world
game club has been on his mind for seven
"It's been seven years of frustration. I
reached the conclusion, after three years of
touring Europe and the rest of the world, that
man must be his own ruler."
Vancouver will be the base for the world
game club, Britten said.
"I've seen and felt so much and now believe
Vancouver should take the lead to promote
world development."
Britten said he has spent a small fortune
over the years sending mailings with his ideas
around the world. If he raises enough money
Britten plans to run for mayor of Vancouver. Page 2
Tuesday, October 5, 1976
Enrolment figures follow forecast
From page 1
numbered grading system used in
screening applications, and the
abandoning of streaming in grade
12 a few years ago are among the
reasons for the first year
enrolment drop.
Labor has
3 elements
From page 1
unless all forms of controls on
profits are removed."
There will be an unprecedented
show of force Oct. 14, Gonick said.
"There is a battle of ideologies
going on in Canada because its
ruling class no longer has the
support of the corporations."
There are three elements in the
labor side, said Gonick. In the
Canadian Labour Congress there is
the group that really wants in on
Trudeau's new order. "They really
want to be part of the capitalist
team. The Oct. 14 demonstration is
to increase their bargaining
position in the big three (government, business and Jabor).
The second element is a minority
of the labor class, a minority which
seeks a new order, said Gonick.
The "rearguard," which perhaps
comprises the majority of the
working class, wants to go back to
the old ways which did not work,
said Gonick.
Gonick said he does not know
what the result of the wage and
price control program will be. One
possibility he sees is the end of free
collective bargaining. He said
there are socialist answers to the
"One immediate creation of a
socialist government would be a
floor on income and a ceiling on
income. That sort of solution would
be acceptable to working people."
We have to establish new rules
according to social justice, said
"Some students are coming into
first-year Science, for example,
without qualifications in
mathematics because grade 12
students are no longer streamed
'into university and non-university
programs)," he said.
The fifth-year teacher training
program enrolment is down
because of budget cuts in education1
by the B.C. government, but during
-former NDP education minister
Eileen Dailly's term enrolment in
the program was up, he said.
The number of graduate students
is down about two per cent from
last year's figures, due mainly to a
decrease of students at the doctorate level, he said.
Tetlow said enrolment figures
are almost exactly the same as
forecast. Planners forecast 23,188
students by Dec. 1, when final
calculations are made official.
Tetlow said earlier UBC students
are leaning toward job-oriented
education because of high labor
wage rates and doubts about
university education.
And the figures back him up.
They show arts enrolment down
2.9 per cent to 5,415, graduate
student enrolment down two per
cent to 2,535, engineering up 4.4 per
cent to 1,760, and commerce up
more than 10 per cent to 1,770,
indicating students increasingly
prefer more job-oriented faculties.
Women constitute 43.6 per cent of
total enrolment this year, up from
41.7 per cent in '75-'76.
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"It was obvious," Wavy said. "Nobody was on for 28 minutes and
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Wavy notes that Nobody's forces had asked to be allowed to participate in the debates, but the League of Women Voters turned them
down flat. The sound break-down was a direct <jsult of Nobody's
exclusion, he says. Wavy also noted that much of t. world's press is
reporting that Nobody won the first debate.
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Co-Rec Frisbee Tournament
12:30 Thursday, October 7
Noon-hour recital
(Haydn and Brahms)
A chamber music ensemble with an international
reputation, the Purcell String Quartet is enjoying its
fifth year as Quartet in Residence at Simon Fraser
University. Forming the group are Norman Nelson and
Robert Growcott, violin, Philippe Etter, viola, and Ian
Hampton, cello.
(Sponsored by the Cecil H and Ida Green
Visiting Professorship Fund)
OCT. 5 & 6
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Page 3
NUS urges education inquiry
A nationwide inquiry into post
secondary education has been
urged by the National Union of
And at its national conference
last weekend, NUS, representing
300,000 Canadian students, called
the fight for student employment
opportunity its top priority.
Moe Sihota, Alma Mater Society
external affairs officer, and arts
rep Paul Sandhu represented UBC
students at the conference.
The inquiry is needed because
the government needs "to realize
the problems of tuition increases,
the fiscal arrangements act,
student  loans,   student   unem
ployment and the role of
education," Sihota said Monday.;
In the past, NUS has made a
fairer system of student loans and
grants its first priority, Sihota
said, but delegates passed a motion
making eradication of student
unemployment its prime objective.
The  100 delegates meeting  at
Carleton University also voted to
ask the federal government to
reinstate its survey of student
unemployment, suspended earlier
this year.
NUS also asked the government
to change student loan regulations
to call for repayment of the loan
starting six months after starting a
full-time job instead of the current
six months after graduation.
"It was not a typical gung-ho
NUS conference," said Sihota.
"People knew this time what it
could — or couldn't — do.
"The foundation is there, and all
there is to be done is the building.
That was the message of the
He said NUS has established
most of its major policies at earlier
meetings, so most of the discussion
at last weekend's meeting concentrated on how to implement
those policies.
Delegates formally endorsed
NUS plans for National Student
Day Nov. 9, he said. On that day,
each campus will sponsor activities based on local issues and
NUS representatives will present a
list of student grievances to the
federal government in Ottawa.
There was no chance to vote on
labor's national day of protest Oct.
14 against wage controls, Sihota
said. The NUS national executive
' had given the organization's
support to the day of protest last
"But most people agreed that we
should support it," he said.
Rents withheld
by res students
A plan by Simon Fraser
University residence students to
withhold rent until university
services are restored has been
condemned by an SFU administration spokesman as a
"purely political move."
A strike by 71 SFU maintenance
and trades workers, some of whom
service and clean the residences, <
prompted the student action
Thursday. The strike is entering its
fifth week.
The spokesman, Stan Roberts,
vice-president of university services, said he has not been approached by tenants since they
decided to take action. "No one is
talking about it, which makes me
think it is purely a political move,"
he said Thursday.
I gather they (tenants) don't
want to resolve the problem," he
said. "They want to keep it an
The SFU administration has
already agreed tenants deserve
rent rebates, but when asked if a
figurehas been arrived at, Roberts
said, "We're still working on it."
— ion Stewart photo
KNOCKING WAGE CONTROLS, economist Cy Gonick tells UBC crowd Friday why businessmen have
taken dislike to Liberals' alleged effort to control inflation — profits are being affected. -Gonick said main
goal of controls is to preserve corporate profits by limiting wage increases.
Hacks dose down student paper
University of Waterloo student
federation has closed down the
university's student newspaper,
The Chevron.
The decision, made Thursday at
a meeting attended by 200
students, reverses a student
society decision only four days
earlier to allow the paper to continue publishing.
The student federation voted at
the meeting to suspend publication
for four weeks by a vote of 19 to 2
after charges that a campus group
was taking over the paper.
The council, apparently trying to
kill the regularly scheduled
Chevron which was being typeset
at the time of the meeting,
rescinded all publication dates
after Sept. 24.
The student federation also voted
to set up a task force to-investigate
the Chevron, and eliminated three
full-time Chevron staff positions.
A motion to fire the paper's
production manager and news
editor and accept the resignation of
editor Adrian Rodway was revised
several times before the federation
decided to eliminate the positions
of editor-in-chief, news editor and
production manager and give
employees two weeks notice with
severance pay.
The federation executive had
decided to suspend publication of
the Chevron pending an investigation of the paper's internal
activities, but was overruled by a
special federation meeting Sept.
Before the .special meeting, the
executive had changed locks on the
Chevron office doors and called
campus security to guard the office.
But one Chevron staff member
managed to enter the locked office,
and refused to leave once inside.
Other staff members arrived and
occupied the office over the
At the special meeting, the
executive said it decided to close
the newspaper office because of
rumors that Rodway quit his post
as editor after "political pressure"
from other staff members, and
concern that members of the Anti-
Imperialist Alliance, a campus
political group, were taking over
the paper.
But the federation executive's
decision was reversed by the
meeting, which set a committee to
investigate problems between the
paper and the federation. At
Thursday's meeting, federation
president Shane Roberts called for
the firing of production manager
Neil Docherty, charging that
Docherty's association with the
alliance harmed his discriminatory faculties."
Roberts claimed that Docherty's
writing went "beyond the bounds."
As evidence, Roberts produced
excerpts from a taped conversation between a fired faculty
member and Waterloo's administration academic vice
president. According to Roberts,
Docherty's account of the confrontation was inaccurate because
his story didn't include all that was
One student rep at the meeting
said the debate had degenerated
into a "personal conflict" and
added he would not support the
firings without further investigation.
By the end of the meeting,
Roberts had put forward a motion
to dissolve all Chevron editorial
positions and give notice to the
paper's employees.
At a meeting after the council's
decision to suspend publication for
four weeks and eliminate three key
positions on the paper, Chevron
staff voted unanimously to continue publishing.
Staff are expected to produce the
next edition of the paper, which
will be called the Free Chevron,
Oct. 8.
During the student federation
meeting, doors into the meeting
room were guarded by engineering
students, and one student was
designated sergeant-at-arms,
apparently to guard the chairman
of the meeting.
Apathy nullifies referendum
Student apathy has struck again.
A referendum held Friday on whether or not
vendors should be allowed back into SUB failed
because not enough students voted.
The referendum required a 15 per cent voter
turnout, or 3,450 votes for its results to count, but only
2,469 people voted.
Of those who voted, 1,893 or 76.7 per cent were in
favor of letting the vendors back into SUB, and 567
or 23 per cent were against it.
John Swainson, student administrative commission
secretary said Monday: "The referendum failed
basically because of student apathy."
Swainson said: "There was no counter-campaign to
the vendor situation. It was a one-sided issue."
An opinion poll taken by The Ubyssey on Thursday
showed a majority of students wanted the vendors
back. But despite the vote, vendors will not be
allowed back into SUB. Herb Dhaliwal, Alma Mater
Society finance director said Thursday that if the
referendum failed, the old policy of no vendors would
Last November, the AMS voted to kick the vendors
out of SUB because they blocked traffic, created a
fire hazard, took business away from the AMS co-op
bookstore and were not paying any rental fee.
Tenants have already rejected a
rebate offer of five per cent for the
strike period.
Tenants spokesman Les Tulloch
said Thursday the motion to
withhold rent is not a political
move by the students. "I'd like to
see this (strike) settled as soon as
possible," he said.
The rent withholding plan,
drafted by the tenants association
of one residence, has received
strong support from residents of
two other residences. At a meeting
last Tuesday, tenants from the
other two residences agreed to
circulate a petition urging tenants
to withhold rent until an "equitable
agreement has been reached with
the administration concerning rent
SFU union
turns down
wage offer
Striking maintenance workers at
Simon Fraser University voted
Sunday to reject the latest contract
proposal from the university administration.
. The striking workers voted 87
per cent in favor of rejecting the
offer. Negotiations to end the five-
week-old walkout began Saturday
after a long stalemate between the
striking unions and the administration.
Administration vice-president
George Stuart said in a release
Monday the university offered a
10.8 per cent wage increase over
one year, a 36 1/4-hour work week
starting April 1, 1976 and a 35-hour
work week starting April 1, 1977.
Bill Kadey, business manager
for the striking 71-member International Union of Operating
Engineers, local 882, said the union
wants a 36 1/4-hour work week
retroactive to April l, the expiry
date of the latest contract, and a 35-
hour work week starting Oct. 1.
The university's offer apparently
includes a promise to give the
workers a 35-hour work week after
the new contract expires.
Kadey said earlier the unions
want wage parity with UBC
The striking SFU workers include carpenters, painters,
machinists and electricians.
All the unions at SFU, including
the 650-member Association of
University and College Employees, have honored picket lines.
This has forced curtailment of
library hours, closure of university
food services and the erosion of
other services.
Faculty and students have
continued to hold classes during
the strike, but some students have
demonstrated in support of the
picketing. *■' W - Page 4
Tuesday, October 5, 1976
Controls, cuts
cause trouble
The whole point of labor negotiations in this half-assed
"mixed" economy of ours is so that labor and management
sit down, decide what they want and what they can afford to
give, and settle for something roughly half-way in between.
During the recent round of talks between the
administration and the 1,500 campus support workers
belonging to the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the
main issue was money. CUPE wanted 12 per cent for its
workers. The administration, like all management, wanted to
give as little as it could get away with.
But the administration didn't have to bargain. The
provincial and federal governments had already told it
months before how much more its workers were allowed to
receive this year. The Liberals in Ottawa set up wage and
price controls and the provincial government gave the.
universities a mere eight per cent total budget increase.
The message to workers was clear: your wage increases are
limited to eight per cent this year. That's collective
bargaining? -^
The next contract talks coming up involve 1,500 members
of tbe Association of University and College Employees. The
union wants a $191 a month raise to each of its members to
bring them up to what CUPE members were making until
March 31 (and AUCE workers work just as hard as CUPE
workers) plus the same raise CUPE got this week — 7.5 per
They're not going to get it, and they're going to be angry.
But when they go on strike, don't blame only them. Instead,
put yourself in their shoes.
Nuts to
you, Bas
As a student of UBC I would like
to thank Basil Peters for telling me
that I didn't vote intelligently in the
last board of governors' election. I
won't vote for you again, Mr.
The 'reason "... students don't
really care who represents them,"
is that we (the apathetic masses) ■
have seen it all before. "It" con-'
sists of the following steps:
1) Elections are announced.
2) Smiling, clean-cut gear
promises to purge the board of
governors of all deadwood.
3) Smiling, clean-cut gear is
elected. t
4) Students never hear, see or
smell smiling, clean-cut gear until
it is time to kiss asses at the next
The point, Basil dear (and you
too, Rick) is that we the apathetic
masses never know what you
pillars of society are doing. You
never tell us,
From one year to the next the
only thing we hear about the board
of governors, the senate, the SUS,
AUS, EUS, CIA or USA is the odd
wisecrack in (ta da ta da) The
In the last few years the only
thing I can remember the board
doing is trying to kick out Rick
Murray. I just told a friend I was
writing this in response to Basil
Peters' letter. His comment:
"Basil who?" He was serious.
We don't know what you're
doing, Basil; that's why we don't
give a damn.
Peter Battershill
science 3.
should be expected to pay for the
higher education of a high school
graduate who could very easily
work for several years in order to
put himself or herself through
University education is not a
God-given right; it is a privilege to
be given to those who can
demonstrate academic as well as
financial ability. Surely if you
believe education should be free,
then you wouldn't mind foregoing
your salaries for "the good of
society" in order to enlighten the
masses — or would you?
Do you, professor Wisenthal,
seriously believe that "the
university is teaching the rich, not
the poor"? It is not the rich who
receive the thousands of dollars in
government bursaries and loans
each year — it is those who can
"prove" financial hardship; and I
would hardly call $500, or even
$800, per year, an immense strain
on one's pocketbook, considering
today's wages.
In an already overtaxed
economy, do you want to see even
higher taxes levied to give people
who are well able to work even
more of a free ride?
Anne P. Wicks
commerce 3
I wish to comment on the article
in your Friday issue, headlined
Profs differ over fee hikes.
The allegation made by
professors Resnick, Quartermain
and Wisenthal that education
should be free is both nonsensical
and noneconomic.
Do you, professors Resnick and
Quartermain, really know who the
"taxpayer" is? Do you honestly
believe that any man or woman
students at UBC. I would, however,
like to point out one very important
omission in your story.
Crane Library exists essentially
as a result of the imagination,
vision, and dedication of Paul
Thiele, its librarian and head.
From its beginnings in 1968 as a
small collection of braille books to
its current status as one of the
finest special media libraries in
North America, the library has|
been under the direction of Thiele.-
He should have been mentioned, as
the man and the library are
essentially synonymous.
Nancy Smith
secretary, Crane Library
appear on your pages, we shall be
forced to invoke the curse of Paul
Knox or worse still cancel our
subscriptions. You have been
Lesley Krueger
editor, 1974-75
Michael Sasges
Vaughn Palmer
editors, 1973-74
Jan O'Brien
editor, 1972-73
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I enjoyed your article in the Sept.
28 issue on Crane Library and blind
We, the members of the Ex-
Ubyssey Editors Representative
Assembly, are writing to condemn
the most ghastly thing that has
appeared on the Ubyssey pages in
the rag's sordid history.
No, we are not referring to front
page editorials of years gone by,
but to the new logo which looks like
a windblown reject from a Campbell's soup tin. Put wheels underneath and it would drive away.
Surely, the proud publication has
not completely succumbed to
Madison Avenue trendiness. Have
you no respect for tradition?
If  that   disaster   continues   to
OCTOBER 5,1976
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Minor's lot
"Come to our dance! Full services!"
Those last words make me sick.
It's not that I'm against liquor, but
I'm against all groups who exclude
people under 19.
Take the science undergraduate
society dance on Saturday for
instance. Supposedly that had been
arranged whereby the drinkers
could drink in a separate room and'
all people including people under
19 could dance in the main
Well, someone changed that
ruling, so that when I got to the
dance the security guard wouldn't
let me in. Fortunately my ticket for
two was given to me free of charge,
and fortunately I didn't have time
to get a date, because it would have
been damned embarrassing to be
refused with a date along.
The fellow working the door
taking tickets just couldn't give a
hoot that my night was ruined. This
is such a liquor-oriented campus:
"Win a case of beer, come to our
beer night, full services!" What a
pile of shit! I hope all you SUS
executives become hopeless
alcoholics and die of cirrhosis of
the liver.
The same best wishes to all of
you who plan alcoholic affairs.
There are a lot of people who feel
this way in science 1. We might just
as well take first year at high
school because we certainly aren't
part of the campus scene.
Greg Oisen
science 1
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Salkeld has been under considerable pressure from housing
and the administration to modify
his pro-student posture to one more
amenable to less student control
over student issues.
SSC realizes that carrying a full
third year academic load, senate
commitments, science undergraduate society commitments
and associated subcommittee
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doing a good job at any one of
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pressure from housing or administration.
Perhaps the editorial is correct in
assuming that Salkeld was foolish
to have taken on all these
responsibilities. However, SSC
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valuable service for the students
and is wise to resign his posts in
order that he not undo his work by
making careless, ill-considered
decisions while under the
aforementioned pressure.
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SSC vice-president
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Page 5
Page Tuesday
McGuinn is eight miles high
Roger McGuinn is one of the seminal
figures of the rock world. In the early sixties
he and David Crosby and Gram Parsons
were involved in a legendary musical
project known as the Byrds. They were a
first generation band which with such songs
as Turn, Turn, Turn, Hey Mr. Tambourine Man, and Eight Miles High
spurred the evolution of rock music from
three chord blues progressions to encompass sounds as diverse as folk and
In the Seventies, McGuinn was asked to
participate in Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder
Revue. With a motley crew which included
Joan Baez, Rob Stoner, Joni Mitchell, and
Mick Ronson, the Rolling Thunder Revue
brought Dylan's personality and music to
everything from coffee houses to concert
halls across the United States.
McGuinn seems to thrive on performing
live, and on Wednesday night I had the
pleasure of seeing McGuinn and his band
Thunderbyrdat the Old Roller Rink. With no
pretentious entrances or dramatics that so
characterize Rock and Roll these days the
lights went up and McGuinn and his band
began their set with the Cajun sounding
Lover of the Bayou from the Roger
McGuinn and Band album.
McGuinn wants to attain an intimate
rapport with his audience and as a result he
gives backgrounds for each of his songs
explaining where they came from and his
motivations for writing them.
He rambled for a while about a flying
saucer landing in front of him late one night
in California and before the audience could
follow what he was getting at, they were
playing the old Byrds classic Hey, Mr.
McGuinn, having been in the business so
long obviously knows the value of exploiting
nostalgia and followed up with Feel A
Whole Lot Better When You're Gone and
Mr. Tambourine Man also from his days
with the Byrds.       *
The band, James Q. Smith from Three
Dog Night on guitar, and Bruce Barlow and
Lance Dickerson both from Commander
Cody, on bass and drums respectively,
really came into their own on the next song.
The opening bars of Stoney Ridge raised
the audience from their nostalgic reveries of
the early sixties and brought them back to
encounter Roger McGuinn, solo artist.
I couldn't help but wonder if McGuinn
could maintain a straight face through this
complete imitation, a sad thing to see from a
man of McGuinn's stature.
Dreamland was written by Joni Mitchell and is the song off Cardiff Rose
which is receiving the most airplay. It was
superbly done. McGuinn's voice is often a
nasal whine which lends a certain air of
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seminal rock figure of the 1960s.
one. He did. All the dramatic monologue of
this most Freudianly sexual of songs was
done in dead pan seriousness. "And we'll be
friends for life/She'll be just like a wife...I'm
gonna catch that horse if I can." Rock lyrics
have, never been more banal or more loaded
with sexual imagery. The crowd loved it and
so did I. Who says these old guys have no
understanding of kitsch.
During his work with the Rolling Thunder
Revue McGuinn was able to pick up a couple
of unrecorded songs, one written by Bob
Dylan and the other by Joni Mitchell. Up to
Me by Bob Dylan is a superb song, yet
when delivered by Roger McGuinn it loses
most of its bite. McGuinn emulating Dylan
is lame. The phrasing and intonation is
Trotsky trod on
What do AFL-CIO, MLM, and NDP
signify? Just read Harold E. Bronson's The
Renegade Revolutionaries to encounter
such abbreviations, and be educated about
the threat which something called Trotskyism poses to us all in our struggle
towards liberation. Remember to consult
the glossary first, because Bronson's
definitions of liberation, imperialism,
liberalism and bourgeois may not concur
with yours.
Bipnson writes about the villains and
STALIN . . .• another Trotsky enemy.
heroes in today's political world. The arch-
villain in the piece is U.S. imperialism, an
entity so abstractly and intangibly evil that
it falls into line right next to the Devil. The
Devil has never had a lot of character, so
Bronson does not bother to discuss the U.S.
economic system as a human entity.
Rather, he is far more concerned with a
lesser villain, Trotskyism, which is constantly undermining the progress of
struggling communists who follow MLM
(Marx, Lenin and Mao-Tse-Tung).
One follows the author through a
disjointed socialist history that is as dull and
muted as the-photographs in the book. At
every corner Bronson points out another
Trotskyite sin, and these are many indeed.
Trotskyites are incompetent klutzes. They
never succeed at setting up governments or
any other socialistic endeavour. For
example, David Lewis lost his seat because
he did not aid the worker in resistance to
U.S. union control.
Trotsky constantly opposed Lenin and
Stalin. Following in his lead, Trotskyites
continue to attack true bastions of MLM
communism — China, N. Korea, and
Albania. They infiltrated the U.S.S.R. with
revisionists Krushchev and Brezhnev.
Consequently, the two main enemies of
peace and justice are now the Soviet and
U.S. superpowers. In Canada, Trotskyites
waste effort attacking small imperialism,
and what small nationalism we can muster.
Bronson would prefer to see Canadian
socialists unite their efforts against the real
problem — U.S. imperialism. By failing to
break the U.S. stranglehold on Canada,
Trotskyites are helping imperialism.
If you are puzzled about where you stand
on the varied leftist scale, ask yourself some
questions. Are you a reformist rather than a
revolutionary? Are you an unrealistic
idealist? Are you striving towards an instant
utopia of international socialism, a world
union of workers which transcends national
boundaries? Are you elitest, middle class,
learned, with a penchant for the dramatic?
Then, my friend, you are a Trotskyite!
Bronson suggests that Trotsky's failure as
a communist stems from his birth into a
middle class family. For this reason, he was
never able to communicate with the
"working man". Thus, the intellectual joins
Bronson's list of bad guys. The intellectual
is often an ambitious, individualistic opportunist. He is undisciplined and is prone to
hopeless ideological confusion. But students
should not be worried. Bronson himself has
a Ph.D.
Trotskyism, the author suggests, is
rightist in leftist clothing. The Renegade
Revolutionaries is a dull, socialistic textbook designed to alert the world to Bronson's growing fear that Trotskyism will
continue to be a serious roadblock in each
nation's journey towards the dictatorship of
the proletariat.
urgency to his lyrics. Dreamland is the
perfect showcase for this style.
The lights dimmed and McGuinn changed
guitars. As he played the first few notes of
the song, the fibreglass body of his double-
cutaway Rickenbacker lit up with flashing
red, green, and turquoise lights and the
crowd realized that this was it. Memories of
bygone days ran through the audience as
Roger McGuinn recreated Eight Miles
High. It was the highlight of the evening,
during which all the members of Thunderbyrd got a chance to display their instrumental proficiency.
The band walked offstage but were back
in less than a minute for their obligatory
encore. The last two songs of the evening
were the McGuinn penned sea shanty Jolly
Roger and a rollicking version of Roll
Over Beethoven.
After the encore I wangled my way back
to the dressing room where McGuinn and
Thunderbyrd sat wiping their collectively
sweaty brow. After a few minutes of polite
waiting I was allowed to speak to the man
The natural first question was: How did
you get involved with the Rolling Thunder
McGuinn: It just fell together in Greenwich Village. There's this club there called
the Other End. My friend Bobby Neuwirth
was playing there and he was a friend of
Dylan's. I was down there and so were a
bunch of the other people and it just came
PT: How long ago did the Rolling Thunder
tour end? We just saw the film of Hard
Rains a while back on T.V. and I was
wondering what you thought of it.
McGuinn: The tour ended in February. As
for Hard Rain, I haven't seen it. Really!
PT: What made you decide on Mick
Ronson to produce your Cardiff Rose
McGuinn: It was my friend Al Hersch's
idea. Mick and I just became acquainted
through the Rolling Thunder thing. Mick
had never listened to any of my music
before and I had never heard any of his.
PT: I read that Ronson had never listened
to Dylan before the Rolling Thunder came
McGuinn: That's right. And Dylan had
never heard of Mick Ronson before. Neither
had I.
PT: How do you like playing small clubs
like the Old Roller Rink?
McGuinn: I think it's great.
PT: Do you think you'll play more clubs
this siae, rather than big concert halls?
McGuinn: (laughing) No. I really like an
audience of about 15,000 to 20,000 people.
PT: Well, what can we expect of you in the
future, are you writing or recording
McGuinn: Ya. Well, actually we're trying
to get into writing for the new album. We'll
do most of the writing and recording in
December. It's scheduled for a December
PT: How do you do most of your writing?
While touring? Late at night?
McGuinn: Ya, late at night, with a
cassette recorder, a pencil and paper, and a
rhyming dictionary. Actually I once wrote a
song in a dream. Complete words and
music, everything. I woke up the next
morning and recorded it that day. The title
is Tiffany Queen.
PT: Do you have a tentative title for the
new album?
McGuinn: It'll probably be called
Dancing wildly
Last Thursday night saw the premiere of
Vancouver's winter dance season which
opened with a performance of the Ballet Ys
at the Queen Elizabeth Playhouse.
BALLET Ys... not for the purist.
Ballet Ys (pronounced eece) is a new
company, based in Toronto, which is
seeking to use ballet technique to achieve
modern effects. The dancers of the company
all have formal ballet training but they have
been brought together by a desire to break
away from the traditionalstructure of ballet
The performance, at its best, was highly
entertaining. Certain pieces,  such as
Nelligan, All that Wasted Shame and Thirty
Years Later, were especially well conceived, capturing the true magic of dance.
The performance of Nelligan proved to be
a high point of the evening, telling the story
of Nelligan, a Quebecois poet who went mad
at the age of 19. All that Wasted Shame was
a somewhat bizarre portrayal, in three
parts, of the choreographer. She sees herself, in turn, as a debased, strangled torso, a
man-hunting woman, and finally as a self-
realized, balanced woman, fully aware of
her own identity. Thirty Years Later was an
excellent parody of popular dancing from
the bar-rooms of the '40s up to the
discotheque of today.
Dancers Kathleen Trick anfi Jose Bourbon
gave outstanding" performances, dancing
not only with technical proficiency, but
more importantly, with natural vigour —
and a smile.
Sadly, the show was marred by inconsistencies. Several pieces, Echoplex,
Conversation and Sand, were simply
uninteresting, serving only as fillers in the
program. Some of the dancers were occasionally shaky on their feet or out of time,
totally destroying the dramatic effect
sought after by the choreography. The
music was at times marred by fuzzy or
scratchy reproduction and by generally
inadequate sound quality.
In all, Ballet Ys put on an enjoyable
evening of entertainment. Of course, ballet
purists fan endangered species) would
shudder, but the company is not catering to
them. Ballet Ys is young, with the aim of
exploring new worlds. They run the risk of
making mistakes, but along the way there is
much which can be discovered. Ballet Ys
deserves support for trying. Page 6
Tuesday, October 5, 1976
Blood clinic
UBC students are invited to
leak for life this week at a blood
donor clinic sponsored by the Red
Gross and the engineering
undergraduate society.
The clinic is being held every
day until Friday from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. in SUB 207, 209, 211 and
The faculty which has the
largest percentage of its students
give blood will receive 10 case of
beer. Another 10 cases go to the
faculty with the highest total
Do you want to be a bona fide
A citizenship officer will be
taking applications for Canadian
citizenship    today    and    every
Hot flashes
Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m. in
International House.
For the citizenship
examination you need a passport,
immigration landing card, birth
certificate and marriage certificate
if you're married.
For further information call
The Vancouver Status of
Women and the women's health
collective are investigating-cases
where doctors double bill their
patients for abortions.
Most abortions arp covered by
the patient's medical plan but
some doctors are alleged to charge
an extra $65 to $475 for
performing the operation.
If you have been double billed
for an abortion call Peggy Lenti at
936-0686   or    Lori    Rutland   at
736-3746.    All    calls    will    be
completely confidential.
All UBC libraries will be closed
Monday for Thanksgiving Day.
The library says it will be closedf
on all statutory holidays- this
yeare because increased operating
costs on statutory holidays have
made it too expensive for the
library to stay open.
But the libraries will remain
open if the holiday falls within an
examination period.
The libraries will be open
normal hours this Saturday and
Friedrich Schott of the
University of Kiel in West
Germany will speak at 3:30 p.m.
today in Biology 1465 about tides
in the North Atlantic.
'Tween classes
General  meeting, noon, SUB 212A.
First     section    of     a     five     part
development   awareness program,  8
p.m., International House.
Film  entitled Who Should Survive,
noon, IRC 4.
Discussion    and    meal,   6:30   p.m.,
Lutheran Campus Centre.
Self defence session,  7:30 to 9:30
p.m., winter sports centre gym E.
Practice,   4:30  to  6:30  p.m.,   SUB
Chinese  folk  dancing  lessons, 6:30
to 7:30 p.m., SUB party room.
Come      and      hear      Richard
Wurmbrand, . noon,     SUB     party
General   meeting   and   slide   show,
noon, Angus 104.
General   meeting, noon, SUB party
Organizational     meeting,     7    p.m.,
SUB 212A.
.General meeting, noon, SUB 205.
General meeting, noon, SUB 251.
Meeting   with  poet   Robert  Cohen,
noon, SUB 212.
1110 Seymour St.
Election  meeting,  7:45 p.m., Cecil
Green Park.
Choir   practice,   7  p!m.  to  9  p.m.,
International House.
General     meeting,     noon,     SUB
Organizational  meeting,  noon, SUB
Discussion     with    Clark    Pinnoch,
noon, Lutheran Campus Centre.
Gene Thomas speaks about the
parables of Jesus, noon, Chem 250.
Free films entitled1 Hunger, and
Ladles and Gentlemen, Leonard
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Elections and hike,
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Page 7
Football 'Birds still number one
UBC Thunderbirds are the only
team who remained idle in
Western Intercollegiate Football
League action on the weekend, but
they stayed in first place anyway.
Neither the University of
Calgary nor the University of
Saskatchewan could win both their
weekend games to move past the
'Birds, and the three teams are
now tied with six points each — but
UBC has a game in hand.
The 'Birds climbed to fifth
position in the national ranking of
university teams Monday. Western
Ontario and Ottawa hold first and
second spots respectively. Calgary
and Saskatchewan were dropped
from the top five to seventh and
The Calgary Dinosaurs and
Alberta Golden Bears split their
home-and-home series. On Wednesday night the Dinos defeated
the Bears 24-6.
Alberta's only scoring was in the
first half when Joe Poplawski
kicked two field goals from the 31
and 32 yard lines.
The Bears in the second game
bounced back from a 9-0 deficit at
the half to defeat the Dinosaurs 21-
Alberta's comeback was led by
Dalton Smarsh. He ran for all three
of the Bears' touchdowns.
Smarsh, a veteran Bear fullback
was a late cut from the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the
Canadian Football League.
In the other home-and-home
series the Manitoba Bisons split
the points with the Saskatchewan
The Bisons performed the impossible Tuesday night by upsetting the Huskies 24-18.
Saskatchewan came back on
Saturday afternoon to defeat the
Bisons 11-4.
_i They were tied 4-4 late in the
fourth quarter when Brian Smyth
intercepted   a   Bison   pass   and
scrambled for the winning touchdown.
Saturday the 'Birds travelled to
Bellingham to take on an old rival,
the Western Washington State
Vikings of the Evergreen conference and lost the closely contested game 26-24.
The 'Birds ran up 512 yards total
offense and gained 28 first downs
while the Vikings managed 347
yards and 18 first downs.
GordPenn led the 'Birds' ground
game with 164 yards while Glen
Wallace was good for 148 yards.
The game was played under
National Collegiate Athletic
Association rules.
UBC quarterback Greg Gardiner
was 16 for 30 in the passing
department, rolling up 155 yards in
the air. Western Washington
quarterback    Bill    Mendelson
UBC gets women's soccer
Due to popular demand, UBC finally has its own
women's soccer team.
Team manager Sharon Giesbrecht said Monday
women's soccer has mushroomed in Vancouver in
the past few years and UBC formed a team after
many women expressed interest in joining.
The 18 women on the team were chosen from 30 who
tried out in September, she said.
UBC'is one of 10 teams in the Vancouver Women's
League, formed four years ago.
The league plays by official soccer rules, including
45-minute halves.
The UBC team also plays in invitational tour
naments, competing against women's teams from
B.C. and Washington. Giesbrecht said she expects
national competition to be organized by as soon as
next year.
Four women on the new team were members of
UBC's summer squad, the Thundermamas, champions in their summer league for the last two years.
The Thunderettes kicked off their season with two
wins. They beat Edmonds 2-1 Sunday.
Two weeks earlier they rolled up seven goals in a 7-
1 victory over the Wanderers.
The team plays its next game 2 p.m. Sunday at the
SUB field against IODE, finalists against the UBC
Thundermamas in the summer league.
connected on only six of 17 for 135
Bird coach Frank Smith was
disturbed with the officiating they
received at Western.
"They play flag football in
Bellingham, any time the visiting
club gets near their goal line, the
referee throws the flag," he said
"I've been down there before and
we got screwed, but yesterday was
the worst I've ever seen it. It's the
stuff where our guy is going down
the field and they throw a flag and
call holding, or when one guy was
called for clipping and he never
touched anyone on the play. We
went for a two point convert and
their defensive back grabbed a
jersey. It was terrible. We
deserved to win it."
The 'Birds' next game is 2 p.m.
Saturday in Thunderbird Stadium
against the Saskatchewan Huskies.
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WIFL standings:
W  L
A  Pts
3    1
75    6
3   2
106    6
3    2
90    6
2 -3
97    4
1    4
114    2
Soccer 'Birds
win tournament
The UBC men's soccer team
the Brigham Young Invitational
Tournament in Salt Lake City
In the preliminary round the
Birds defeated International
University of San Diego and the
Provo All Stars.
In the final they defeated host
Brigham Young 3-0.
At Fort CollinsSunday the 'Birfls
defeated Colorado State University
UBC Old Boys defeat
hung over 'Bird rowers
UBC's heavyweight eight took a
beating from the UBC Old Boys in
the feature race at the Vancouver
Rowing Club fall regatta Saturday.
The Old Boys, composed of four
members of last year's varsity
crew and four national team
members, used a smooth, controlled stroke to take an early lead
over UBC in the traditional
opening race of the season.
Throughout the contest it was
apparent that the determining
factor was technical expertise
rather than fitness as UBC's
ragged form never allowed them to
mount a significant challenge.
The Old Boys finished with a
time of 6:35 for the 2,000 meter
course, three boat lengths ahead of
the Thunderbirds at 6:44. The UBC
lightweight crew placed third but
were never a factor in the race.
After the race UBC captain Fred
Withers said: "Our only excuse for
losing to the has beens is that most
of us are still hung over from boat
races on Thursday ^and  Friday
nights. Anyway, half of their boat
has never graduated and should be
declared academically ineligible
for this race."
The Thunderbirds' most successful oarsman was Harold
Hemmerich who in other races
stroked boats to victories in the
junior eight and senior coxed fours
against other UBC crews.
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Phone Mike 224-6000
or Bill 224-9866
after 6:00 P.M.
Precision Skate Sharpening
3771 West 10th Avenue
Bicycle & Hockey Specialists'
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in your free
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available at your
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Tuesday, October 5, 1976
Indians learn teaching at UBC
A UBC program for training
native Indian teachers is a great
success according to students in
the program and its director, Art
"In comparison to other students
I've had in the past the quality of
teaching, of dedication, is higher,"
More said Thursday.
As well as producing good
teachers, the Native Indian
Teacher Education Program also
has a far higher retention rate of
native students than is normal on
While the normal rate at UBC is
about 15 per cent, More said 88 per
cent of last year's students have
returned to the program, and that
the average for the program is
between 75 and 80 per cent.
He and several students said the
program has been successful
because its students do not come
directly to university but first
spend two years doing practicums
and learning the practical side of
teaching at centres throughout the
Many of the students come from
villages of only 90 people, More
said, and for this reason "one of the
main purposes of the two years off
campus is to make the transition to
campus easier."
More said the two years of
practicums also give the NITEP
students three times as much
practical teaching experience as
students taking the regular UBC
education program.
One of the aims of the program is
to get more qualified Indian
teachers back into the Indian
villages, but this is not overly
emphasized. Many students say
that although they might return to
their villages to teach, that is no
longer important and they can do
just as good a job teaching
Patrick Kelly, a third year
NITEP student from Mission, said
by teaching in more exclusively
white areas he may be able to help
break down the negative
stereotypes many people still hold
about native Indians.
"If we're to solve any kind of
problem that exists, that's the kind
of solution that it needs," he said.
"It's the only way we can effectively deal with solutions for
any cultural problems."
But he also said many Indians
have such negative stereotypes
which must be broken down.
He and other NITEP students
noticed during their practicums
that many native students
responded to having an Indian
teacher to whom they could relate
with a definite change in their
attitude and interest.
He said he thinks he and other
native Indians can, by attending
university and participating in
other activities "which usually
aren't associated with members of
a minority culture," help "strip
down stereotypes, and given Indian students a model to fashion
themselves after."
The B.C. Native Indian Teachers
Association proposed the program
in 1970 to More, who had worked
with the association since it was
But because of lack of govern-
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A Discussion With Clark
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Centre is open to all
students who seek a place
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ment funding the program could
not get underway until 1974.
More        emphasized the
co-operation between the B.C.
NIYA and the faculty of education.
"That's the really important thing
about NITEP," he said. "It's a
joint project, not all run by the B.C.
NITA, not all run by us."
Because this year is the third of
the program, it marks the first
year on campus for students who
began in 1974.
Here they specialize in one area
of education and one academic
subject. Many of them are
studying anthropology or
One student, Linda Joe from
Sechelt, said the biggest problem
she has found in her three weeks on
campus is all the books she has to
read for her courses. She is concentrating on sociology and intermediate education.
"I thought it would be easier
MORE, JOE . . . dedication high
here because of all the free choice
we have here," she said. "We can
choose all our courses and times,
and even the professors. But all
those books ..."
"When I came to UBC I was
afraid — I don't know what of,"
said Mamie Hall from Bella
Coola before finishing high school
in Victoria. "I didn't know what to
do, or where to go," she said.
But to Patrick Kelly coming here
was nothing new. While attending
Mission Senior Secondary school
he worked closely with the UBC
education department on
developing a science program for
native students. He was also
familiar with UBC through many
sports workshops he attended here
while still in school.
One unique academic course the
students take during the first two
years of the program is Indian
The course is designed to
strengthen their Indian cultural
heritage and add a strong native
component to the program.
Students have gathered information on traditional Indian
skills such as food preservation,
basket-weaving and carving as
part of the course.
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