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Administration president Doug
Kenny has threatened to dismiss a
law librarian for protesting the
October visit of South African MP
Harry Schwarz.
And the librarian, Al Soroka, has
charged that Kenny is initiating a
"witch hunt" and attempting to
make individuals' private lives and
political views conditions of employment at UBC.
In a Dec. 22 letter to Soroka's
lawyer, Kenny threatened to discipline Soroka by dismissing or
suspending him. "In view of the
serious nature of the allegations
Firing bid follows Schwarz protest
made concerning Mr. Soroka's
participation in the disruption of
Mr. Schwarz' lectures ... I am
obliged to pursue the matter
further," the letter said.
When Schwarz attempted to give
several lectures at UBC, he was
drowned out by demonstrators
chanting, "Fascists have no right
to speak." A committee led by
supporters of the Communist
Party of Canada (Marxist-
Leninist)   organized  the  demon
strations against Schwarz.
Soroka, an outspoken supporter
of the CPC(ML), said in an interview Monday: "My conduct was
above reproach — it was no worse
than what takes place at every
political gathering.
"If my continued employment is
dependent on my private life and
political views, there isn't anybody
who can't be attacked (by the
university administration). It's a
sinister  precedent.   It's  a  witch
Vol. LIX, No. 50      VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1977
No\v:.L>cr  13,   197S
President Douglas Kenny
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Dear President Kenny,
I  have  been  advised by  the  Deans  of Arts   and Law and by  members  of their  faculties
that Allen Soroka,   Assistant Law Librarian,   actively participated in some  of  the
ciiLturb.'.nccs  v-hich  took place  at lectures   given by Mr.   Harry Schwarz,   under  the
University's  sponsorship.
Ii   cJic   iact3  as   reported to ire  are  correct,   then I,   as  a librarian and as   the
i'niversity   Librarian,   deplore   Mr.   Soroka's   conduct,   in  that he  appears   to have
i..,i.n'cred with Kr.  Schwarz's  right to speak  freely  cina publicly.     I  subscribe  to
u-ie   Canadian  Library  Association's  Policy on  Intellectual  Freedom,  which states  in
"Every person  in Canada has   the   fundamental   right,
subject  to   reasonable   requirements   of public  order,
to have  access  to all e>T>ressionc  of knowledge,
creativity   and intellectual  activity,   and  to express
his   thoughts  publicly....     Both  employees   and
employers   in libraries  have   a  duty,   in  addition   to
their institutional  responsibilities,   to  uphold
these principles."
With   this  in mind,   I   feel compelled to draw  this  matter  to your attention,   and  to
;eco;r:,r:r.d  that we  invito   Mr.   Soroka to meet with  us  with  a view  to  ascertaining
the  facts  of this  matter,   in order that the  University  may  determine what further
steps,   ir  any,   should be  taken in respect of same.
LV:.il  Stuart-Stubbs
University  Librarian
started ball rolling
hunt in which the charges are
extremely vague.
"My position is in jeopardy."
Soroka added: "The significant
thing about my case is that I'm
being used as an example — if you
incur the displeasure of the
university president, kiss your job
"For me, principles are more
important than my job. I don't like
being put upon by this arrogant
emperor of the university."
In a statement delivered to the
home of a Ubyssey staffer
Tuesday, Kenny said: "I have
received formal complaints that
some members of the university
community participated in the
disruptions of the lectures given
here by Mr. Harry Schwarz in
October, 1976.
"At the time of these incidents,
the senate unanimously passed a
resolution deploring such
disruptions ... I fully agree with
the position taken by the senate.
"These complaints are being
looked into carefully.
"The issue is whether a member
of the university has actively interfered with another person's
freedom of speech at the university. The issue is not any individual's political beliefs or
private activities."
In a brief interview Wednesday,
Kenny refused to elaborate on his
statement. "As you know, I do not
talk about personnel  cases.   It's
been a longstanding policy of the
university not to talk about personnel matters."
Asked to respond to Soroka's
view that his interference was a
result of his political beliefs, Kenny
said: "I only respond to behavior,
not to beliefs."
Soroka said Kenny has not made
any charges to himself or his
lawyer. "He (Kenny) has never
alleged anything except that I was
there (at demonstrations against
UBC head librarian Basil Stuart-
Stubbs said in a Nov. 18 letter to
Kenny that arts dean Robert Will
and law dean K. M. Lysyk and
"members of their faculties"
advised him that Soroka actively
participated in the demonstrations.
"If the facts as reported to me
are correct, then I, as a librarian
and as the university librarian,
deplore Mr. Soroka's conduct, in
that he appears to have interfered
with Mr. Schwarz's right to speak
freely and publicly," the confidential letter said.
Stubbs' letter added that
Soroka's conduct contravened the
Canadian Library Association's
policy on intellectual freedom, and
recommended that he and Kenny
meet with Soroka "with a view to
ascertaining the facts of this
matter, in order that the university
may determine what further steps,
if any, should be taken in respect of
Kenny notified Soroka of the
meeting in a letter dated Nov. 23.
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B.C. gov't to hire
650 UBC students
The provincial government will
hire 650 UBC students to work on
university research projects this
summer, UBC research administrator Richard Spratley said
Spratley said the provincial
labor ministry's summer employment program will provide
money for the jobs.
The program will provide money
for the jobs.
The program will employ UBC
students for two to four months at
wages of between $550 and $750 a
month, he said.
However, another provincial
government job program for UBC
students has been turned down by
the university.
Financial awards officer Byron
Hender said Wednesday a work-
study program to employ 11
students in part-time work at UBC
has been cancelled because the
university did not have time to set
up the jobs.
Spratley said the 650 jobs, part of
the labor ministry's youth em-
ployment program, will be open to
first- and second-year students
while in previous years, only third-
Rally will proceed despite SRA squabble
The struggle of students against tuition increases is in danger of being overshadowed by
their elected representatives' infighting and
The student representative assembly voted
to officially oppose any tuition increase, to
organize a rally opposing an increase, to spend
up to $10,000 to voice opposition and to strike a
committee to "build" the rally.
Since then:
• The duly struck rally committee's first
meeting was attended by some 65 students
interested in working on it — an unprecedented
The rally committee hired four full-time
A group of SRA executives has discovered
committee did not have the power to hire
anyone, nor to spend more than $150 without
approval from an SRA meeting;
• The four full-time people who were never
technically "hired" in the first place have now
been "fired";
• One of the four, student senator Pam
Willis, chairwoman of the rally committee, has
"resigned" from the position she wasn't hired
for in the first place;
• The same four are still working 12 or more
hours a day, three of them wondering if they'll
ever be paid;
• Several SRA members have demanded,
and received, a special SRA meeting tonight to
clear up the technicalities the SRA ignored
whenitfirst decided to hold the rally and spend
up to $10,000;
• Some SRA members are upset because
many SRA representatives have ignored the
tuition committee's meetings;
• Some of those who have ignored the
committee's meetings claim there has been a
lack of SRA input and are worried it is being
"taken over by a bunch of lefties."
Despite the confusion, the tuition committee
will still meet at noon today in council chambers on the second floor of SUB. And any
students who want to work on the rally to fight
tuition increases are urged to attend.
The four organizers lost their jobs Tuesday at
a meeting between AMS president Dave
Theessen, AMS finance director Herb
Dhaliwal, AMS secretary-treasurer Bill
Broddy, and AMS general manager Bern
"We decided that to do it (hire anyone*
properly, we'd go through a formal hiring
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and fourth-year and grad students
could get jobs.
The program has been operating
for two years but with different
names each year.
Spratley said the provincial
government has not finalized the
budget for the program, but he
expects it will be larger than last
year's budget of $1.2 million.
The research projects providing
the jobs are developed within
diffa-ent departments and have
included projects such as the free
legal aid program and the electric
car built by UBC engineers,
Spratley said.
The projects usually begin with
interested students who present an
idea to their department, although
some departments develop their
own projects and recruit students
to help run them, he said.
"Each faculty on campus has a
proportion of funds depending on
the size of the faculty," Spratley
Students interested in starting up
a summer project should contact
their department heads for information, he said, because the
program is not official yet and
application forms will probably not
be available before March 1.
Spratley said first- and second-
year students will be paid $550 a
month, third- and fourth-year
students. $650 a month and grad
students or professional faculty
students with a degree, $750 a
Spratley said the program
suffered a 30 per cent cutback in
funding last year but this year's
budget should be about equal to
The program employed 537 UBC
students last year, he said.
Hender said the $11,800 given to
UBC for the work-study program
will be returned to the government
so it can be used by other institutions for student jobs.
He said UBC may participate in
the program next year when the
details are worked out.
"We're certainly not saying
we're not interested. In fact we're
very interested," he said. Page 2
e increases
SRA seeks legal opinion
The student representative
assembly is seeking a legal opinion
about whether Anti-Inflation Board
regulations apply to tuition fee
But local AIB official Jim Ross
said Tuesday it is unlikely tuition
fees are covered by the wage and
price control program which can
limit price increases to eight per
Ross, assistant to AIB regional
director Dave Chapman, said
tuition fees are probably not
covered because they are part of
the university budget.
Despite Ross' opinion, Moe
Sihota, student representative on
the board of governors, said the
Alma Mater Society has a good
chance of obtaining a ruling that
tuition fees are covered.
"We've got a pretty good case,"
he said.
He said students have a moral
and legal case because their wages
are limited by the AIB regulations
while their costs — such as housing
and transportation — are increasing above the guidelines.
Ross said education is a
provincial responsibility, according to the British North
America Act, and as such is
exempted from the federal-
provincial agreement which forms
the basis of the AIB.
But he said he hopes the
university will keep tuition fee
increases  within  the  regulations
Six per cent
elect arts reps
as slate wins
Six per cent of the students from
UBC's largest faculty, Arts,
elected four students Wednesday to
the student representative
Sharon LeBlanc, Carol Nielsen,
Arnold Hedstrom and Sheila
Lidwill were elected by the 323
students out of the 4,900 eligible
voters who voted. In 1976 only three
per cent of the arts students
elected their SRA reps.
LeBlanc, who topped the poll
with 185 votes, ran in a slate with
Nielsen and Lidwill which opposed
tuition fee increases and supported
the women's centre, an arts anti-
calendar and an arts newsletter.
Four other candidates were
Science students also voted
Wednesday for their SRA reps out
of nine candidates, electing Glenn
Driscoll, Anne Gardner, Brian
Knight and Gary Waters.
staff of the Daily Blah, this tiny
island kingdom's leading
gnuspaper, walked off the job
today after he threatened to fire
and do its part to fight inflation.
Ross admitted students might
have a moral case against tuition
fee increases in excess of eight per
cent, but pointed out there has not
been a tuition fee increase at UBC
in 10 years.
Another reason tuition fees are
not covered by AIB regulations is
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that the university is a non-profit
institution that uses fees only to
help meet its costs, Ross said.
Sihota said the AMS expects to
obtain a legal opinion before the
March 1 board of governors
meeting where the board is expected to make a decision about fee
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Indoor pool still needs money
A recommended $1 million grant
from the provincial government
will still leave UBC's covered pool
$500,000 short of its goal, fund
raiser Doug Aldridge said Wednesday.
"If the money is approved, we
will be able to operate the pool,"
Aldridge said. "But it would be
only the changing room and the
The extra half million is required
for the exercise area, the whirl
pool bath, a mezzanine floor, pool
tiles, air conditioning in pool offices, an outdoor patio, water
chemical and heating equipment
and landscaping.
Last week the Universities
Council asked the education
ministry for $1 million for the pool
and about $2.5 million for the
proposed library processing
The council, which acts as a go-
between in money matters for the
government and B.C.'s three
public universities, rejected a UBC
request that the government also
be approached for funding for the
half-built Asian Centre.
The features are not part of the
first- or second-stages of the $5.2
million pool's construction, he
said. The first stage, to be completed in April, involves construction of the frame and foundation.
The 10-month second stage will
involve construction to make the
pool usable.
The $500,000 will be raised
through donations from UBC staff,
alumni and from corporate contributions. But the corporate
campaign will not be begun until
this fall, he said, when the
economy is expected to improve.
Construction on the Asian Centre
at the west end of campus will
likely not resume in the near
future, he said. "Iguess it will stay
as a high priority and when next
year's (provincial) grants are
made, I expect it will be funded,"
said Aldridge.
Fund raisers are discussing
funding with governments and
private foundations, Aldridge said,
but no major fund raising effort
will begin until the economy improves.
The centre, which has received
money from foreign governments,
particularly Japan, is $3 million
short of its $5 million goal. Construction ceased on the centre in
late summer 1975.
Administrative services vice-
president Chuck Connaghan said
Wednesday the university got
"pretty well" what it asked for
from the council.
But he said, "It's still sitting on
the minister's desk. It's not over
Discussing the Asian Centre, he
said, "when the economy turns
around, we will pursue an active
(fund raising) program."
Connaghan refused to say which
buildings are now in the planning
stages because he said the plans
are useless until approved for
construction by the education
"All we're doing is drawing up
plans and we've a list of
priorities," he said.
Hospital termed
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The B.C. Health Association has
called the decision to build a $50
million hospital at UBC unnecessary and said that it may
take money away from other
hospitals in the province.
Thehospital will "add acute beds
to an area that already has enough,
if not too many," the BCHA report
The BCHA is a group of B.C.
hospital administrators who advise
the provincial health department
on health care in the province.
The hospital will provide 240
acute-care beds and is part of the
planned expansion of UBC's
medical school.
Vancouver already has 3,200
acute-care beds, the report says.
"It is generally accepted that 4.5
acute beds per thousand citizens
offers a satisfactory level of health
care," the report says.
"The trend is towards even
fewer and in some areas is now 4.25
— because of changes in recent
years that offer patients the same,
and often better, care.
"Contrasted with the target of
4.25 acute beds per thousand
population . . . Vancouver now has
7.3 acute beds per thousand
The hospital may also not be the
best way to provide training for
medical students, the report says.
"One of the flaws in the proposed
hospital is that it has a limited
community to serve. It may well
find itself well supplied with
everything but the patients appropriate for teaching family
"The UBC campus is not the
centre of a typical urban community and is inaccessible to many
densely populated parts of the
greater Vancouver area."
The number of acute care beds
already existing in Vancouver is
sufficient to train 160 students, the
report says. The medical school
Women persecuted with 'romance'
Men use romance to persecute
women, radical feminist and
author Ti-Grace Atkinson said
"Love is a pathological condition
that women find themselves in. I
feel the phenomenon of love is a
psychological pivot for the persecution of women," Atkinson said.
"We must let go of romance,
because romance and romanticism
keep us down and passive," she
"It keeps you happy, right? You
love, honor and obey, and all that."
She said love is contradictory
and irrational by nature.
"Why do women consort with the
enemy (men)? The common
response to this question is, 'for
love.' The dilemma a woman finds
herself in is she can unite with a
man as long as she is a woman —
that is, as a subordinate.
"You can't escape this in a
loving way.
"In our identity as women we
come together as feminists. We
must change in order to force
change in society," she said. "We
are made for the present society,
and our way of thinking is based on
our oppression.
"There is confusion of strategy
with ideology within the women's
movement. We lose ourselves in
each other as opposed to finding
ourselves. If we sacrifice change
we sacrifice ourselves."
Atkinson said that when a nation
is forming, group consciousness is
also evolving. Power as a group
must be established, and then the
group searches for a land base.
"Then a hierarchy evolves, with
protectors and cultivators. If you
don't want to change the nature of
power, there is going to be unequal
distribution of power.
"To resolve this, another group
of people must be enslaved, unless
you reject power. How do you
change when you realize you don't
have power without turning tables
in a rage?"
Chinese women repressed
Inequalities still exist between
men and women in China despite
great improvements in the status
of women, women's studies
professor Helga Jacobson said
. Jacobson, who visited China in
October, said Chinese women often
get fewer "work points" for their
labor than men get for similar
work. Village leaders give work
points to workers instead of money
and the points can be exchanged
for money or supplies.
Jacobson said male workers can
earn as many as 10 points for a
day's work while women earn a
maximum of eight points. The
Chinese Communist Party justifies
the apparent inequities in the point
system by saying women's work is
physically less difficult and
therefore less valuable.
Women receive no points for
housework, Jacobson said, but
Chinese women are concerned
about the inequities and are
working to correct them.
She said one group of women
convinced the men in their community todo "women's work" for a
while, and soon the women were
receiving the same number of
points as men for their work.
Another apparent inequality is
that women must retire earlier
than men and go into volunteer
work such as running daycare
There has also been a movement
in China's urban centres to get men
to participate more in domestic
chores, Jacobson said. "In all the
cases I've asked about, the change
has been initiated by women."
Jacobson was speaking in SUB
art gallery as part of Women's
Week, sponsored by the Alma
Mater Society.
enrolment will be doubled to 160 by
1979, according to the UBC hospital
"Medical educators have been
telling us that they need 10 acute-
care beds for each 'space' in an
entering medical school class," the
report says. And Vancouver
already has 3,200, twice the
number needed for 160 students.
The report says the money
allocated for the hospital would
have been better spent in
upgrading the current teaching
facilities in downtown hospitals.
The report was written in
November, but has not yet been
released because one member of
the association thought its release
would not influence the government to change its decision on the
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Women must
accept own
Women must learn to accept
their sexuality and become more
sexually aggressive, social worker
Sharon Burrows said Wednesday.
Burrows, a graduate student in
humanistic psychology, told 50
woirien in Brock lounge that
society has repressed women's
"To maintain a stable, male-
dominated society, it was
necessary to curb women's
sexuality," she said.
Burrows based her talk on two
books: Nature and Evolution of
Female Sexuality by Dr. Mary
Jane Sherfey and Liberating
Masturbation by Betty Dodson.
Burrows said women began to
become sexually repressed with
the advent of the patriarchal,
male-dominated society. She said
most primates go into heat during
their menstrual cycle, becoming
sexually insatiable.
"There is evidence that before
our patriarchal system inhibited
women, they had this same insatiable cycle. Many pre-
patriarchal societies have
orgiastic rituals in which women
engage in sexual activity until they
are totally exhausted."
Burrows said the "romantic
ideal" in modern society has
helped inhibit women.
"Women today have all been led
to believe in the romantic ideal,"
she said. "In today's society there
are three sexual choices for women
— marriage, chastity, or to
become a fallen woman."
Burrows said women can
become sexually liberated if they
begin appreciating the beauty of
their bodies and genitals.
"Men know what they look like,
but women don't," she said.
"Women still go to the hospital not
sure where their babies are going
to come from."
Most women lack confidence in
their bodies because they do not
resemble the Barbie-doll image of
feminine beauty expected by
society, Burrows said.
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Thursday, February 17, 1977
Hands off
Al Soroka
Hands off Al Soroka.
That's the name of a committee being organized to
oppose any disciplinary action against law librarian Al Soroka
for his part in last October's demonstrations against South
African MP Harry Schwarz.
It's also a damn good idea.
It should be quite clear that the issue is not whether
one agrees or disagrees with the tactics used by Soroka and
other protestors to oppose Schwarz.
The issue is Soroka's right, and everyone else's right, to
act according to their political beliefs.
When administration president Doug Kenny says, as he
says in his official non-statement on the Soroka controversy,
that the issue of freedom of speech has nothing to do with
the issue of the right to political beliefs and personal life, he's
just mouthing so much bafflegab. And bullshit.
As Soroka has pointed out, his part in drowning out
Schwarz' lectures on two occasions was a result of his
political beliefs.
People may not agree with Soroka's political beliefs.
But that's no excuse for any attempt to dismiss him.
As Soroka also points out, his part in the
demonstrations took place during evenings when he was not
working for the university.
What is becoming clear in this issue is the hypocrisy of
Kenny in the way he is dealing with Soroka.
The question that Kenny hasn't answered is whose
freedom of speech does he support.
Kenny, in his public statement on freedom of speech,
and in the resolution he brought to senate for approval in
October, says that denial of freedom of speech for a
university visitor is "a total rejection of the values on which
the university is founded."
Yet, he then turns around and begins to work on
denying freedom of speech and action to a faculty member
who happened to say and do things which offended Kenny.
If Kenny is so vitally concerned with free speech, why
is he threatening to fire Soroka because of what Soroka said
and did?
We agree with Soroka. Kenny should immediately end
his threats of action against Soroka; he should declare the
matter closed.
Because if he doesn't, any action against Soroka
provides a precedent.
If Soroka is punished in any way for his actions, then
everyone else at UBC is subject to punishment for political
actions they take or political views they hold.
The possibilities are frightening.
Strong union leaders and faculty members and students
who happen to subscribe to political views opposed by
Kenny could be suspended or dismissed or otherwise
That's hardly the kind of free, open-minded university
Kenny has in mind when he talks about the necessity for free
speech as one of the vital values on which the university is
Or is it?
We urge students to attend the meeting at noon today
of the Hands Off Al Soroka Committee in the Graduate
Student Centre committee room.
Because we don't want Doug Kenny to keep his hands
off only Al Soroka. We want him to keep his mitts off the
rest of us, too.
FEBRUARY 17, 1977
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the
Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301;
Advertising, 228-3977.
Co-Editors: Sue Vohanka, Ralph Maurer
"OH FUCK," said Malcolm McGregor, crusty curmudgeon and former
sports editor. "Why don't you ever print stories about the field hockey
team and the great job I do refereelng?" Doug Rushton looked up, his lip
curling, "What the fuck for?" he snarled, petulantly. Marcus Gee and
Ralph Maurer staggered drunkenly into the office. "Who's that?" they
whined to Kathy Ford and Sue Vohanka. Steve Howard smirked. "I don't
know," he said. "But I hope he wants to take a cab when he leaves." "In
that case, I'll take him," announced Verne McDonald sleepily. Heather
Walker and Bob Fleming looked alarmed as Chris Gainor sauntered up to
the ancient Greek. "Don't do anything heavy," warned Bill Tieleman and
Vickl Booth. Matt King and Geof Wheelwright grabbed Scoop the fearless
newshound who was busy trying to leap Into McGregor's arms. "Come
here," they ordered. "You have to help organize the staff meeting at 1
p.m. today. Everyone had better show up, too."
Rally lesson for AMS
The time is passing. Very quickly.
There are only a few short days left
until the Alma Mater Society holds a rally to
oppose tuition fees. The rally is scheduled to
be held at noon March 1.
What we're getting at is this is no time
for the AMS and various people on the
student representative assembly to start
quibbling and hassling over procedural
Because that kind of quibbling is a
serious threat to the success of a rally on
March 1.
By wasting time quibbling, the AMS is
ignoring and slighting the most important
group of people involved in the rally.
Those are the students.
And especially important, are the
students — the 65 of them — who've shown
enough interest and volunteered enough
energy to work at making the rally a success.
At meetings Monday and Tuesday 65
students showed up to put time into
organizing the rally. They're prepared to do
the leafleting, the postering, the door
knocking and other work that is going to
decide whether or not the rally is successful.
Those people, and the ones who are
going to be affected by any possible
increases in tuition fees, are the ones the
AMS should have the courtesy and
intelligence to be concerned about.
Because if they ignore those people,
and waste their time with quibbles and
procedural debates, those people are very
quickly going to lose interest in organizing
Those people aren't interested in the
petty little world of AMS intrigue. They
don't really care who thinks that a clique of
(god forbid) lefties might be trying to make
some sort of obscure power play to maybe
take over an AMS committee.
All those students really want to do is
make sure a rally to oppose tuition fees is
successful. That a lot of students turn out to
it. That every effort is made to oppose any
increases. That students aren't forced to
drop out of university next year because of
Their priorities are the right ones. We
suggest that the AMS learn from them.
Quickly. Thursday, February 17, 1977
Page 5
beats bucks
I strongly object to the Alma
Mater Society spending $10,000 to
tell the board of governors that we
cannot afford fee hikes next year.
If the students of this province
are that concerned ($10,000 worth
of concern), then we should have
the energy and enthusiasm to do
the job within our finances — it was
only last November the AMS was
telling us it couldn't survive much
longer unless it got an income
boost from students.
I suspect that it would make a
bigger impact on the board of
governors to see and hear from a
highly motivated and reality-
oriented rally, than a crowd of
students attracted by a
presumably highly-paid rock band,
theatre and brass band.
Sheila Currie
rehabilitation medicine 2
$10,000 party not serious protest
the seriousness of the situation. Some students will
not be returning to UBC next year because of the
increase — this is the point we want to make.
The purpose of a rally is to make people aware.
Surely a centrally located rally at UBC is not going
to gain the recognition we need.
A rally organized around the city would have a far
reaching effect and perhaps stimulate public interest
in this matter.
The idea of a freewheeling, guitar strumming
$10,000 party at UBC does not in any way indicate the
gravity of the situation.
We do not want fee increases — but we do not want
public ridicule either.
14 signatures
There is no doubt in any student's mind that the
proposed fee increase is a serious matter.
We appreciate the effort of the committee to
protest the issue. We do, however, have major
objections to the manner in which it is being carried
To spend $10,000 on a rally is an enormous and
questionable sum of money. The object of this expense is equally suspect.
Is it really necessary to have a band, hot dogs,
banners, buttons, etc.? What sort of reaction will
this evoke from the taxpayers whose sympathy we
are trying to gain?
The image of a group of students munching on hot
dogs, dancing or singing to a band does not parallel
Rally expenses make students uneasy
Why is it that Tuesday's article
regarding the upcoming student
rally to protest tuition fee increases leaves me feeling uneasy?
Isn't it somewhat  ironic   that
'Reconsider rally, pis'
I am extremely concerned about
the priorities of the Alma Mater
Society. Presumably it represents
the student body and yet it feels
free to spend as much as $10,000 to
promote a rally against the
At present fee levels, $10,000
would pay tuition fees for about 20
poverty-stricken students for one
year. If tuition fees do go up 25 per
cent, the AMS could award 100
students $100 each to meet this
The inevitable — another $120
next year to pay for the privilege
(yes, it is a privilege) of a
university education.
I, for one, feel that a 25 per cent
fee increase is entirely reasonable,
especially since our fees are the
lowest in Canada.
Granted, the government and the
university could eliminate the
necessity of this if they stopped
I dislike the idea of paying $700 to
$800 toward my education next
year as much as the next person.
I dislike it so much that I voted
for Pam Willis for student senator
to stand up and let the university
and the government know how the
students feel. Go get 'em, Pam!
I feel I have been let down.
She ran on the platform of no
tuition fee increase. Now she has
turned her responsibility into a
profit by paying herself $650 to
organize a rally that will cost the
students of UBC $10,000.
If we can gain anything from
Willis' sudden introduction to
capitalism, it is that one student
will not be worried when we pay 25
to 40 per cent more next year.
E. Ryan
commerce 3
Greer again
Re: KarenUldall-Ekman's letter
about Province photographer John
Denniston's experiences at the
Germaine Greer lecture Feb. 9.
I sympathize with her complaints about Denniston's rude
behavior, but in her haste I believe
she left this final paragraph out of
her letter:
"In conclusion, Denniston, if you
are present at our next event and
your manners have not improved
we shall once again be forced to
subject you to a barrage of spitballs and abuse. I only wish that
the Province newspaper had sent a
more responsible and mature
Rick Cohen
applied science 2
wasting so much money, but surely
the AMS spending $10,000 of our
money in this manner is not a good
Please reconsider your decision.
Deirdre Dawson
rehabilitation medicine 2
Gears again
Another engineering week has
passed and a good time was had by
all — especially the engineers.
I was somewhat saddened,
though, by the usual rush of letters
to The Ubyssey which, with their
usual eloquence, condemned
engineers in general.
The "stereotyping" of engineers
is indeed a common and old
practice. These misconceptions
continue to puzzle me as we are in
fact a learned, courteous, and truly
virtuous lot.
At least engineers are not alone
in their persecution for it is
common knowledge that all arts-
men are queer.
John Roberts
applied science 2
while eager to press the university
to keep fees down, the student
organizers are nonetheless willing
to spend as much as $10,000 to set
up what sounds to be more of a
celebration than a protest?
Pam Willis intends to bust her
ass to make this rally work. I
wouldn't mind busting my ass too.
$650 for two weeks' work is a wage
well worth busting my ass for.
I could put that money in the
bank, collect interest, and by
September have enough to buy,
say, a sweater, a new pair of jeans
and my tuition next year.
Now seriously, why do we need
pamphlets and lapel buttons?
Wouldn't posters do the job
adequately enough?
After all, as long as we are
present at the rally, the impression
willbemade. We don't need to look
like we are going to a convention.
And don't Simon Fraser
University and Langara have their
own funds to support this rally or at
least pay for their own transportation?
Why can't the rock band do a free
concert for a just cause? What
happened to volunteer
I don't think the organizers of the
1960s would have even accepted
wages for their efforts.
I plan to attend the rally and
show my concern about tuition
fees, but right now I think there is
some justification for my concern
about how this rally is being
Gary Pryke
arts 4
Rally bucks
Who does the student representative assembly think it represents?
I read with incredulity that the
SRA voted to spend $10,000 to
organize a rally. If the rally has the
support of the general student
body, the money will be spent
-1 resent the implication that we
students would be lost, meandering
in an ignorant quandry, unless the
SRA spends $10,000 to lead us to a
An article in The Ubyssey would
be sufficient to inform interested
students of the rally. If the rally
does not have general support, I
am curious as to how the SRA
justifies the $10,000 expense. It
seems to me the money will go to
circumvent the volition of the
As I see it, the $10,000 is to be
spent by the SRA in an attempt to
sway the opinion of the very people
they are designed to represent.
Alma Mater Society policy
should not determine student
opinion; student opinion should
determine AMS policy.
If (he AMS is resolute in committing (his fiscal and moral
outrage, I suggest it use the $10,000
to offer two free beers to the first
10,000 students who show up at the
rally. At least then I could feel my
money had not been completely
Steven Northway
graduate studies
Tough engineers can take bad feelings
First, it pleases me to see that
four years in arts has given Kevin
McGee the ability to write excellent nasty letters and the
reactions to same indicates his
high level of finesse.
I will also assume that he is very
capable of composing other types
of essays and papers with considerable skill. His training has
evidently been thorough in
analysis, criticism and commentary.
Also,  no one can  dispute  the
fine   imagination
top  of  McGee's
Why $2,500 for Greer?
Why has the Alma Mater Society
paid $2,500 to hear a feminist talk
about how contraceptives
dehumanize women? How many
women actually believe that crap?
If the AMS had used the money to
arrange for another noon-hour
symphony,  it  would  have  been
much   more   rewarding   to   the
student body.
I would also like to personally
thank your staff for donating their
time and effort on this paper.
John Sagman
applied science 2
Maniacs continue bitching
We as students of this university
are fed up with letters like this one
that bitch and complain about
gears, arts students and queers,
not to mention whatever other
targets happen to be in vogue.
We're tired of hearing about the
plight of Harold Liverlips (or
whatever his name is) who was
dismissed as an administrator and
now has to scrape by on his old
Call us rednecks, racists, or
whatever, but consider this point.
Instead of writing defamatory
letters about the shortcomings of
certain groups — why not come out
into the open and air your differences. (This is directed
primarily at the gears and arts
How long has it been since this
university had a really big
Whatever happened to hanging
profs in effigy, rumbling between
faculties, and general hell-raising?
This is supposedly the age of
nostalgia — whv don't we return to
the late 1960s and relive the good
ol' days of riots and student unrest!
Maybe then The Ubyssey will
stop being a storm sewer for the
collective outpourings of a bunch of
raving maniacs who have nothing
better to do than write scathing
letters. Like this one.
Six signatures
presence of a
somewhere on
His place in society is secure,
both outside of the university and
Contrast the arts student's
situation with that of an engineer.
Our role in society outside of the
university upon graduation,
described rather poorly, is to "act
as the interface between man and
machines." Doing away with
professional engineers would,
obviously, leave technology
unutilized; our standard of living
would be nowhere near that which
we are used to.
But within the society of the
university, our chosen occupation
cannot practically be pursued by
Our place in the university scene
has been, and will continue to be,
making assholes of ourselves and
being hated. There is little else we
would like to do (in public, at least)
and have the imagination,
tradition, audacity and skills to
pull it off.
To those who appreciate our
stunts and activities, no matter
how juvenile or archaic, I say,
"we're glad you can have some fun
because of us and you're
Those who cannot or will not
Ad boycott wins gratitude
The Gay People of UBC would like to express their gratitude to The
Ubyssey for supporting the boycott of CBC advertising.
The initial refusal of the CBC's Halifax affiliate to publicize a gay
hotline and counselling service and the subsequent expansion of this
refusal into a nationwide policy is an act of open bigotry and blatant
discrimination. The Canadian University Press boycott is a good method
of focusing attention on the anti-gay policy of the CBC.
We would like to inform your readers that the homophobic action of the
CBC is only one of many obstacles encountered by us, Canada's gays, in
our attempt to secure our rights. Since the subject of homosexuality is
virtually ignored by the media, many people are unaware that we encounter discrimination in many aspects of our lives: for example, in the
areas of housing and employment.
Human sexuality exhibits a pattern of much complexity and variation,
and sexual orientation should not be used as the basis for withholding
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appreciate what we do on campus
are advised to not hold back those
bad feelings. Keep that hate and
disgust coming — we can take it.
Brian Wing
applied science 2
Gear peeved
I would like to express my
profound disgust at the antics of
some of my fellow engineers.
I refer, of course, to the recent
gross indecencies perpetrated on
this campus by the. majority of
engineering students.
While I freely admit that I am no
saint myself, I cannot help but be a
little disillusioned at the astounding lack of maturity of some of
my fellow engineers.
While in the classroom, they
usually give the impression of
being intellectually well-developed
human beings; once let out of the
classroom, they seem to revert to
their second childhood, if indeed
they ever grew out of their first.
The most compelling proof of
this lack of maturity is the recent
publication of this sad excuse for a
newspaper, namely the Red Rag.
When I read it, I almost puked.
There may be some misguided
minds who can be made to laugh by
these puerile outpourings, but I
wish to state categorically that I
am not one of them, I do not belong
to them and I wish to distance
myself as far as possible from
Now, that does not mean to say
that I will not proudly wear my red
engineering jacket — I wear it
because I am proud of my membership in this scholarly elite, I am
proud of everything the
engineering profession has
achieved and stands for and I
would not like to see this image
being ruined by some individuals
possessed by pronounced inferiority complexes brought on by
chronic sexual frustrations.
Okay, engineers, what are you
going to do next — throw me in the
library pond?
Steve Blaine Page 6
Thursday, February 17, 1977
Are you tired of seeing all that
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Slide presentation on the church in
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Practice debate,  audience welcome,
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A group of films produced by
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Dates fro the other films are
March 3 and March 17. All are
A forum on Quebec
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