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 the Ubyssey
Faae f rid
Battle begins
Petitions strike out
against fee hikes
By Lisa Purdy
UBC students are being urged
to "Stand Up Now" by the organizers of a grassroots campaign
against proposed tuition fee hikes.
"Tuition fees strike all students," said Arts Undergraduate
Society President and campaign
head Mike Lee who is asking UBC
students to examine the quality of
their education in response to the
proposed tuition fee increases.
Wednesday's student council
meeting saw the approval of a
petition that will ask UBC students to "oppose further tuition fee
increases in excess of the rate of
The petitions are intended to
supplement the AMS's letter-writing campaign challenging the proposed ten per cent increase. "It
[letter-writing] is a start, but not
enough," said Lee.
Lee considers petition-signing a more active, less intimidating form of protest and one that
allows the student to discuss any
concerns with the student politicians who will circulate the petitions.
Lee is aware that university
costs are continually rising and
that the present operating budget
is under considerable strain but
said, "There should be a balance
between the quality of education
and access to education."
He is concerned that the proposed fee increases will shut out
either those students who are
barely managing to make their
tuition fee payments or discourage
future UBC students.
The petition drive will begin
on Monday, January 9th in the
SUB Concourse. Signatures will
be collected Monday to Friday,
11:30 to 2:30 until January 19th at
a table located at the south end of
the building.
Lee hopes to generate enough
interest among the student body
to create the need for a public forum.
The AMS ad hoc committee on
tuition fee increases hopes to create campus-wide awareness concerning the fee hike before they
submit their report to the Board of
Governors on January 26, when
the decision on tuition fee hikes is
In an effort to make the petition representative of the entire
campus, Lee and fellow Arts Undergraduate Society member Ken
Armstrong have challenged the
Engineering Undergraduate Society to a petition signature contest.
Gay Games get
UBC go ahead
By Laura ). May
Reversing an earlier decision, UBC President David
Strangway has given permission for the Gay Games to use
campus facilities in August
Strangway announced his
decision in a December 1 letter to Ken Smith, Gay Games
"I'm happy about the decision being reversed. I'm sure
it was because of our meeting
before the board," said Smith,
referring to an October 11
meeting between Smith, MP
Svend Robinson and the UBC
Board of Governors. Strangway was not availahle to comment on why he reversed his
But Don Whitely, UBC's
News Bureau Manager, said
Straogwa/s attitude towards
the Gay Games has not
changed: "he still didn't want
UBC to host or sponsor the
Strangway's refusal to
support the Games did not
have much effect on gay students at UBC, according to
Patriot Le Cerf of the Gays
and Lesbians of UBC (GLC).
Gays who have come out
ofthe closet and are "comfortable  with  their sexuality**
were unaffected by
Strangway's remarks, he
said. But Strangway's remarks "might have a devastating effect" on a first-year
student who has not yet come
out ofthe closet.
Anthony Berno, also of
GLC, said the Gay Games
controversy "affects straight
people more than gay people."
Mark Livesey of GLC said
Strangway did not represent
"the opinion ofthemajority on
this campus. Every once in a
while some dinosaur's gonna
stickhishead up somewhere,"
But Livesey said
Strangway's initial refusal of
the Games bothered him: "he
was putting up one big vote
for ignorance."
Berno said the Gay
Games would be a "very, very
positive thing for UBC* because they would provide an
opportunity for straights to
learn that gays are "regular
guys like you and ma."
The Gays and Lesbians of
UBC did not comment on the
Gay Games controversy earlier because they were asked
not to by the Games organizers who feared negotiations
might be jeopardized, aecord-
ingto Robb York, Treasurer of
Nervous Fella can't decide between Jimmy Dean or Elvis last night in CITR lounge.
Pt. Grey By-election anticipated
By Deanne Fisher
Students hoping to vote in the
upcoming Point Grey provincial
by-election may be left out in the
cold if NDP MLA Darlene
Marzari's predictions about the
timing of the election come true.
Premier Bill Vander Zalm has
until April 26 to call the election
but Marzari thinks he will wait
until after UBC's winter session
"I'm sure thafs part of the
strategy," said Marzari, adding
that late registering voters—
many of them students—resulted
in her win in the last provincial
"I would like to see the election called in February," she said,
"But I'm sure it will be just after
The by-election is the product
of former Point Grey Socred MLA
Kim Campbell's switch to federal
politics. The election takes place
29 days after it is called.
In order to vote in Point Grey,
a student must be registered in the
riding and consider it their permanent residence. They cannot be
registered in any other riding.
"They have to be registered as
Point Grey residents up to three
days before the election," said
Marzari who would like to see the
election called "the earlier the
better" so that students could vote
in Point Grey.
"This election should be
fought on Point Grey issues," said
Marzari. "We have to try to get
decent funding for Canadian universities," she said.
Nomination meetings for both
major   parties   are   approaching
with the Socreds meeting on Jan.
25 and the NDP on Feb. 19.
Michael Levy, a financial
consultant, is the Socreds' only
declared candidate to date and
Marzari said she expects NDP
candidacy declarations "in the
next few days".
Bob Patterson of Elections
B.C. would not speculate as to the
date of the election: "Mr. Vander
Zalm is the only one who can answer that," he said.
But Elections B.C. hopes to
begin a pre-election registration
campaign "by the end of this
The campaign involves registration centres with current voters' lists so that residents can
ensure they are registered.
"We anticipate having one on
campus," said Patterson.
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Foresters axe anti-environment image
By Katherine Monk
In an attempt to learn more
about responsible forestry and
boot the axe-swinging image, UBC
forestry students have organized a
speaker series which will address
both sides ofthe fence.
"Students, especially undergraduates, just don't know what's
going on. Our hope is to have
people understand where people
come up with their figures, since
there are so many ways of calculating the land base," said Forestry
grad student, and series organizer
Audrey Pearson.
Pearson said most of the
people within the department
have been supportive of the lectures, but certain individuals
among the student body have created problems with room bookings.
Their viewpoint, according to
Pearson, does not acknowledge an
environmentalist perspective.
"They believe the environmentalists should be muzzled," she said.
But whether or not they are
representative of a great part of
the student body, or just serving
themselves remains to be seen,
Pearson said.
"The point ofthe lecture series
is not to take sides, but generate
awareness, and comment critically," she said. "I don't think it's
that one point of view has been
suppressed in the department, but
that, we, as future responsible
professionals, have to know more
about popular opinion—we're
going to have to deal with it in the
professional world," she said.
For the most part, Pearson
said she received positive comments about the lectures. "In fact,
no one turned down the opportunity to speak to the students—
industrialists and environmental
ists jumped at the chance to speak
to us, we even had to turn some
people down because we didn't
have enough time."
Pearson and co-organizers
have arranged for speakers from
such different poles as wholistic
forester and Silva Ecosystems
spokesperson Herb Hammond to
Tony Schebbeare ofthe Council of
Forest Industries.
Forestry dean R.W. Kennedy
said he had heard about the lectures and thought it was a good
idea. But he added that it was
already within the department's
curriculum to create environmen
tally conscious foresters.
"Enhancement and optimization of all the goods ofthe forest
are what we try and teach—we
have to be cognisant of all these
things in our curriculum," he
But as Pearon said, the thing
which makes this series really
unique is the fact that students
have recognized a need, and are
doing something about it.
Pearson will meet with the
Forestry Undergraduate Society
to guarantee funding for the lecture series this Monday at 12:30
in MacMillan 158.
boost low
limit to $125
By Joe Altwasser
Student council voted Wednesday to increase the unrealistic
$75 spending limit on campaign
materials for upcoming student
board of governors and senate
But the new ceiling of $125
has to be ratified by UBC senate
and will therefore not come into
effect until after this month's elections.
Current student board of governors student representative
Geoff Lyster said the original limit
was set in 1974, and though he did
not go over the $75 limit in his
campaign last year, would certainly utilize the extra $50 if he
ran again.
But, said Lyster, "You can't
set it too high or people won't run.
$125 is not too high though. Most
people can still afford to run."
Arts president Mike Lee
agrees with Lyster in that the
senate or BoG elections should not
create the impression where those
willing to spend money are going
to win.
"We don't want to get into a
situation where it isn't as ac-
cessbile for people to run."
A line in the original motion
which cited the spending limit as
"unrealistic, hypocritical and
uneforceable and useful only as a
rough guideline for candidates,"
was stricken in favour of a simple
recommendation that the limit be
The motion was moved by
Kurt Preinsperg who is running
for board of governors.
Lee also hoped that the extra
money spent on the campaign
would help raise awareness ofthe
election among the student body.
Lyster said the recommendation still has to be passed by the
senate but he forsees no problem.
As part of last year's election
coverage in The Ubyssey, candidates were asked what they
thought ofthe limit.
Four of the six candidates
favoured an increase while the
other two found the $75 limit reasonable.
Halifax (CUP)—While the rest of us were stuffing
ourselves with cholesterol-laden edibles, Ubyssey
News Editor Sigourney (a.k.a. D. Fisher) Weaver,
was on the fast-track to crotchety days and endless
nights as Canadian University Press President.
"I want to distort the truth, sensationalize the
mundane and suggest libellous headlines, (as CUP
President)," said Ms. Fish-Weaver.
"I was chosen President by the odd hundred
delegates representing 45 newspapers across the
country because I am a radically socialist person, and
CUP is a radically socialist organization."
... For whatever reason, you'll do good out there
in Ottawa. Congratulations from all the Ubyssey.
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Student councillor
impeached at U of T
By lan Jack
TORONTO (CUP)—The votes are
in—and University of Toronto's
Scarborough College students
have cast out student politician
Darryl McDowell.
McDowell is—or was—a controversial U of T Student Administrative Council director, and was
impeached as a result of a potentially racist, sexist and homophobic article he wrote in the campus
newspaper as well as an outburst
at a board meeting to which the
police were eventually called.
At the Oct. 12 meeting,
McDowell called one person a
"fucking homosexual," told another to "shut the fuck up," and
refused to leave with police.
Just under 60 per cent of the
Scarborough students who voted
in the Dec. 12 referendum were in
favour of impeaching McDowell.
Of 455 votes cast, 267 were for
impeachment and 183 against.
"There's not much to say,"
said Janel Tranmer, a third year
Scarborough student who chaired
the pro-impeachment forces. "The
students spoke."
McDowell becomes the first
SAC director impeached in recent
memory, according to SAC vice
president Helen Christodoulou.
Kim Clarke, a vice-president
at the Scarborough student council who campaigned against
McDowell, said it was not
McDowell's viewpoint that got
him in trouble. "It had more to do
with the way he presented himself, " she said.
McDowell supporter Ruth-
Claire Alinas agreed it was "the
way he went around saying
things" that got McDowell impeached.
But she feels McDowell's
views should be represented on
SAC. "If there's going to be (a by-)
election then it's going to be filled
by someone who has the same
convictions as he has," said Alinas.
She thought what made
McDowell important as a SAC rep
was that he fought for additional
funding for Scarborough events at
SAC meetings. She was upset at
the effort SAC put into the referendum.
"I think they place more effort
into getting Darryl impeached
than they did in putting events on
for Scarborough students."
McDowell and his supporters,
including Alinas, handed out leaflets at Scarborough calling on students to support him.
Tranmer said the pro-impeachment forces distributed
about 30 posters and a lot of flyers
during the two weeks preceeding
the referendum.
Neither McDowell's supporters nor his opponents, however,
seem quite ready to write him off.
"He has charisma," Clarke
Alinas doesn't think Scarborough—or U of T—has seen the last
of McDowell either. "Not at all.
People don't know what's coming.
He's not finished yet."
But she said she could not
comment on McDowell's specific
plans. McDowell, who ran unsuccessfully for alderman in
Scarborough's recent municipal
election, could not be reached for
CAUT censure lifted
By Donne Flanagan
BRANDON, Man. (CUP) — An
eight-year censure of the University of Calgary which negotiators
on both sides say hindered the
hiring of many quality academics
has been lifted after administrators settled long-standing grievances with faculty.
A controversial quota system
which limited the number of faculty appointed to tenure-track positions has been scrapped, and a
former U of C professor was offered a job as a consultant.
The Canadian Association of
University Teachers imposed the
censure on the school's president
and board of governors in 1979,
which "indicates to the academic
community that in its view, there
has been some contravention of its
guidelines... (which) academics
applying for positions should be
aware, that they may determine
accordingly whether they wish to
accept or decline the position,"
said Robert Moore, a CAUT research officer in Ottawa.
In 1970, a controversial '80/20'
rule imposed by U of C
administration meant 20 per cent
of faculty was prevented from receiving  tenured   positions.   The
quota was called a cutback measure.
"The last year or two the university has been anxious to get rid
of the 80/20 rule," said U of C
faculty association president
George Fritz. He said the rule has
hurt in attracting top-quality professors: new faculty members
were faced with a strong possibility they wouldn't get tenure.
The other grievance, also dating back to 1979, was a contract
dispute with Doctor George
Abouna, hired as a professor of
surgery with the university and
the Calgary Foothills Hospital.
Abouna was given a job under
the 80/20 rule but assured
verbally of a permanent contract
before he took the position.
"His contract was non-renewed
in an unjust way," said CAUT
president Donald Savage.
The CAUT membership decided at a 1979 general meeting
that the two issues constituted
violations of academic freedom
and invoked the censure.
The 80/20 has been abolished,
and Abouna received a letter of
reference and the offer of a consultation position with the university. The original demand was for
Abouna's total reinstatement.
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January 6 ,1989 ENTERTAINMENT
Page Friday resurrects the old events listings, gives it a new
name and includes it once monthly. Meet Subculture.
Secret art on view
Works of art from the
AMS Art Collection have
been hauled out of their
secret vault and stuck up on
the walls ofthe SUB Art
The exhibit, entitled
Languages of Abstraction:
Abstractions of Language is
made up of selections from
the Alma Mater Society's
collection of contemporary
Canadian art.
Owned by the students
of UBC, we are rarely able
to see this collection, as
showings are rare, and
pieces are often loaned out
to other museums, the
Board of Governors, and the
residence ofthe university
With a previous showing
in October, this is the
second and last chance this
year to get a glimpse of
some fine examples of
Canadian art.
The exhibition will be
displayed only until January I4th at the SUB Art
Gallery, located on the SUB
Concourse beside the conversation pit. Gallery hours
are daily from 10 to 4.
Glass Menagerie
Tennessee Williams' play about
two insane women, one insane
man, and some poor slob these
three hijack into their nut barn
opens at the Vancouver Playhouse. Though old, and done a
trillion times before, this play
promises to be quite good, with a
strong cast led by local actor
Morris Panych and Jennifer
Phipps, the obligatory import
from Ontario.
Saturday the 7th
Snake Eyes: The Gamblers
and Hughie
The Arts Club Granville Island
opens two one-act plays, both in
cluding Stuart Margolin and
Tom McBeath in their casts.
Could be an okay evening, ifyou
don't mind looking for a parking
spot on the Island of Parking
Nightmares. Hint: park on a
roadway and get towed. Getting
a cab to the towers' lot, and
paying the fine is still more
convenient than taking the bus.
Friday the 13th
The Freddy Wood theatre presents a play about a woman who
really wants a baby a lot, but her
husband keeps having a headache. For those of us who don't
have a black mass to attend on
this very special night of the
Rain Man has big heart
Rain Man combines the
enormous talents of
Dustin   Hoffman, Tom Cruise,
and director Barry Levinson,
with a sensitive screenplay by
Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow
to produce a motion picture that
is a standout among the Christmas film releases.
by Sailen Black
Dustin Hoffman plays Raymond Babbitt, who has been institutionalized for most of his life
with the behavioural disorder
known as autism. One ofthe
characteristics ofthe autistic
person is that they cannot
function in or understand the
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world as you and I do. Raymond
Babbitt lives in a world of his
own, a world composed of rituals
and habits that are meticulous
and compulsive. For Raymond,
watching The People's Court is
as important as human contact
is to us.
Raymond is also a savant
capable of finding the square
root of four digit numbers in his
head in seconds, or counting
cards in a six-deck shoe in Las
Vegas. One day his father dies,
leaving Raymond three million
dollars in his will. Neither his
father or the money mean much
to him.
On the other side of America
is Raymond's brother, Charlie,
who is played by Tom Cruise.
The brothers have not seen each
other for many years, with
Charlie ignorant of Raymond's
existence. Soon after their
father's funeral, the two meet
and Charlie learns that their
The Graduate meets Risky Business
father has left Raymond
three million dollars and
Charlie nothing. Raymond
has no concept of money
and Charlie desperately
wants the money.
Before you can say
avarice, Charlie kidnaps his
brother and heads across
America to try to win
custody of Raymond and
what he believes is his own
share of the three million. It
is this journey that forms
the core of Rain Man, as
each brother adapts to the
other's behaviour.
In a way, each man has
his own disability.
Raymond's are obvious and
remarkable, but Charlie's
are more subtle. He is an
emotional recluse whose
heart has long ago retreated
behind a lying, greedy personality. The way in which
Charlie's character grows
and softens as the two ride
across the country is as
slow and sensitive as
Raymond's, and each
character's development is
a delight to watch.
The realism and be-
lievability of these two
characters comes from two
sources. Tom Cruise has the
perfect personality for the
role of Charlie Babbitt as he
tricks and smirks and
storms his way through
Rain Man as he has
through his other films. Yet
by the end of the film he
has made us understand
Charlie Babbitt so that we
can see that he has a heart.
Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman: similar noses
Dustin Hoffman plays
Raymond's autism with an
accuracy that comes from sheer
technique. The quality of his
portrayal of an autistic savant is
sure to win him the endorsement
of the professionals who care for
autistic persons. I saw Rain Man
with a friend who has worked
with autistic persons for several
years who said Hoffman portrayed a true-to-life savant—he
was never out of character.
At the same time she
warned that Raymond, and by
extension autism, could be taken
as too cute. Not all autistics are
as well adapted to life as Raymond. There is much more to
autism than Rain Man, although
Raymond Babbitt is representative of some autistic people.
If the quality of Cruise or
Hoffman's performance is not
enough for you, however, you
may find Rain Man a little too
long at 130 minutes. Some
people do not appreciate a few
minutes of calm screen scenery
to think about the events
unfolding, preferring a non-stop,
action-packed 90 minutes.
On the whole, though, Rain
Man should appeal to anyone
who likes Tom Cruise or Dustin
Hoffman because of their
exceptional performances, as
well as to anyone with an
interest in learning a little about
the autistic (or empathetic)
disabilities that keep some of us
from living life to its fullest.
Ifyou are interested in
learning more about this disorder on campus, you might start
at the Council for Exceptional
January 6,1989
THE UBYSSEY/5 Election timing
silences students
Point Grey is due for a by-election and
UBC is due for some attention.
Unfortunately, Premier Bill Vander
Zalm wields the power that can make or
break this election as far as UBC students are
He has until April 26 to call an election. In
other words he can wait until most UBC
students have left the university area in
search of employment in the far reaches of
this land.
Coupled with the demise of election day
registration, a convenience which many voters took advantage of in the last provincial
election, students stand to be ripped offof the
perfect opportunity to bring UBC and educational funding issues to the forefront.
Vander Zalm would indeed be wise to hold
offon the by-election especially in the wake of
tuition fee hikes that are being blamed on a
legacy of Socred underfunding of post-secondary education.
A Socred candidate stands a far better
chance of winning on a campaign devoted to
non-educational issues—such as a very strategically timed and popular decision on the
University Endowment Lands.
And a Socred candidate certainly has a
better chance of winning when those who are
determined to remind the public of the Socreds' less admirable decisions are off planting trees in northern B.C. or waiting tables in
Alberta trying to save up enough money for
yet another trying year at UBC.
The issues are not as apparent after the
fact. Tuition fees, overcrowding and low
quality education are simply intangible during the post-exam lull and the summer job
scramble. And if the dormancy of the issues
isn't enough, the absence ofthe student voters certainly is—for the Socreds that is.
The student voice hasn't been terribly
loud of late. And right now Premier Vander
Zalm has the power to virtually silence it.
January 6,1989
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throughout the academic year bytheAlmaMaterSociety
ofthe University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions
are those ofthe staff and not necessarily those ofthe
university administration, or of the sponsor. The Ubyssey is published with the proud support of the Alumni
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It was standing room only on the hottest production
night of the year. Members of the Victor Chew Wong fan
club were admitted free of chai-ge. The sweat and saran
wrap set the tone and Katherine Monk passed out complimentary fridge magnets to consenting adults of which
there were two. Lisa Purdy belted out Olivia Newton-John
songs while swinging from the ceiling tiles. Joe Altwasser
didn't notice while he fiddled with mousetraps listening to
the hinges squeak. Robert Groberman clutched the Oxford
dictionary possesively batting away Barb Wilson who
eventually licked it in order to get Robert to drop it
immediately. Robert had a thing about germs. Barb didn't.
Emerging from the Tuna Salad contentedly, Saileen Black
belched and brought silence unto the room. Roger Kano
ran in, pilfered some fridge magnets and left again. As
usual. Dan Andrews slid in with a autographed copy ofthe
Communist manifesto. Laura May crawled around on the
slimy floor in search of the elusive J. missing from the
middle of her name. Deanne Fisher was conspciuously
absent but a guest appearance by Sigourney Weaver more
than made up for it. Piero Galvagno simply performed the
mundane. Against his will.
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Robert Orobwman
Katharine Ntonk
UBC a rich city?
Knowing that UBC's
student body is badly divided on the issue of tuition
fees, President Strangway
wants to get away with an-
i other tuition hike at almost
twice the rate of inflation.
High tuition fees have a
vastly differential impact on
students from affluent and
non-affluent family backgrounds. In the minds of
students from non-affluent
backgrounds the threat of
heavy debts looms large in
comparison to the yet poorly
appreciated benefits of
higher education. Moreover, student aid always
limps notoriously behind
real costs and involves
many petty restrictions.
It's a pernicious fallacy
to argue that because a university education is of tremendous private benefit to a
person, a large fraction of
the cost of education should
be paid by students. Precisely because university is
a main gateway to a good
life, a just society must
make educational access for
children of both rich and
poor parents as equal as
High tuition strikes at
the heart of many young
people's life prospects. It
introduces a severe inequality at the starting gate to a
person's career. If a political
system does not strive for
equality of educational opportunity, but instead allows easily avoidable financial barriers, what moral
claim has this system to the
respect and voluntary compliance of the disadvantaged?
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UBC is fast becoming a
'city of the rich'. Individual
students must decide for
themselves if they really
should be honest players in
a game whose rules are blatantly rigged in favor ofthe
Kurt Preinsperg
Philosophy Grad
Helen Sturdy
Sociology Grad Student
Geers win
Food Drive
During the final weeks
of the first term, Arts and
Engineering students collected food and cash donations for the Vancouver
Food Bank. Amassing a
large part ofthe total donation, the engineers demonstrated their superiority.
Nevertheless, a little dent
in the Arts pride is a small
price to pay for the donations raised, a total of $7,000
in food and cash.
Mike Lee
Undergraduate Society
Champion for
Free World
Some readers who still
can remember Hai V. Le's
perspective on Mozambique
way back on Dec. 2 may feel
he should stick to chemical
engineering rather than
write pompous, misleading
articles like that of last
month. Mr. Le concedes
many of Mr. Wiltshire's
points, and quotes a number
of statistics which may or
may not be accurate, but it is
really his angle of attack
that I question.
His idea that the war in
Mozambique is "unwin-
nable" is bizarre (we won
World War II), but easily
explained. By abandoning
the anti-Communist force
there, we might be defeated
(as in Vietnam) - and
Moscow would win. Perhaps
that is what Mr. Le desires.
For the rest of us, there may
be an alternative.
The moral premise for
anti-Communist subversion is this: We in the Free
World have an obligation to
aid movements against the
totalitarians even if bloodshed and hardship are involved. Our ancestors
fought and suffered to secure our inheritance, and in
their tradition we should
encourage other peoples to
lift themselves from the grip
of despotism.
In Mozambique, as in
other backward countries,
Moscow's nominees govern.
Without outside aid, these
tyrants would tumble.
Meanwhile the appearance
of withdrawal by the Soviet
tentacle from its far-flung
empire has caused Western
resistance to waver. Indeed,
the United States and Britain openly support the Fre-
limo government and frequently denounce the insurgent Renamo movement,
which has received no aid
from South Africa since
If it is in the interest of
the West to halt the spread
of totalitarianism around
the globe, only traitors could
adhere to Frelimo regime or
its allies in SWAPO and the
ANC, which are all controlled by the KGB.
Even if Renamo or the
equivalent Contras, muja-
hedeen, and UNITA commit
many murders, their tactics
cannot be compared either
in scale or in wickedness
with the mass terrorism of
the Soviet Union and its
surrogate progeny.
The struggles in progress around the world are
hardly "unwinnable wars."
To take that line would be to
concede victory to the Communists. We in the West can
resist despotism - we have
done so in the past - and by
the proper application of our
awesome power, we can win
and illuminate the world
with our ideals.
Christian Champion
Not a strange
way at all
At this time of the
school year, it was not a
"strange way" for President
Strangway to slip in a proposal for a ten per cent increase in tuition fees. Students will be too preoccupied with achievements and
failures to notice or do anything about it. The "homestretch" mentality will keep
our minds on the academic
track. Overconfidence in the
face of preserved parkland
(UEL) may be our downfall.
It is up to us. Anyone
who tells you that polite
words aren't worth expressing is wrong. Any words will
do. If you are a protestor,
protest. Ifyou are a writer,
write. But please do something. Don't let 1989 become the year 2000—dollars
that is!
Christine Graves
January 6,1989 OMO
Bill 101 disputed
Katherine Monk's viewpoint
as an Anglophone abroad ("Bill
101: everyone's headache", Jan
4th, Ubyssey) completely misses
the point of what Bill 101 is all
about. While Ms. Monk's support
of French Canadian culture is
commendable, and indeed, refreshing coming from an "Anglo",
her arguments regarding the controversial language legislation are
very naive, and demonstrate her
lack of understanding of what has
happened in Quebec politics for
the last fifteen years.
Robert (and not Pierre)
Bourassa was elected premier of
Qu.bec in 1968 in what was a
landslide victory for the Liberals
at the time. The Liberals had been
put into power because of dissatisfaction with the previous line of
Conservative governments
headed by the Duplessis and
Johnsons which had grossly mismanaged the province and sold
Qu.bec's interests down the St.
Laurent. Bourassa, however,
didn't do any better, and in the
next election the people of Quebec,
fed up with the federal political
parties, put the Parti Quebecois,
headed by the charismatic Liberal
renegade Ren. Levesque, into
The philosophical roots ofthe
PQ, and even some of its members,
were borrowed from the Front du
Liberation du Quebec, which asserted that Qu.bec had gotten a
raw deal from Confederation, and
that separation was the only viable alternative. (The ugly truth
is that English Canada was at
worst ambivalent to Quebec, and
that people like Duplessis—who is
ist— were the ones who screwed
Qu.bec in the ear.) Once in power,
the intellectual elite of the party
set down legislation to pave the
way to independence. Bill 101 was
an integral part of this road to self-
government, proclaiming that
"only de French, she is spoken
here". Symbolically, Qu.bec was
thumbing her nose at the rest of
In 1980, the Quebec referendum was held to see if the people of
Qu.bec really believed they'd be
better off without the rest of Canada. The overwhelming answer
was "No". The majority of "yes"
votes came from the metropolis of
Montreal. To someone like myself,
a Francophone raised in rural
Qu.bec, the result was less than
surprising. Why? Because the
real French culture didn't live in
Montreal, but out in the boonies
beyond city limits. We never felt
our culture or our language was
ever threatened by outside interests. The only ones threatening
our culture were the politicians in
Qu.bec City and Montreal who
told us that our hayseed French,
which we had been speaking for
over 400 years, was not correct.
What the elite wanted wasn't a
"Quebec Libre" as they had asserted, but a "Nouvelle France".
And Bill 101? Well, it is a
small-minded piece of legislation
designed to put Qu.bec's Anglos in
their place. Nothing more, nothing less. The meanness inherent
in this act of L'Assemblee Nationale has done nothing more than
hurt relations between Quebec
and the rest of Canada.
As far as Ms. Monk's assertion
that Bill 101 has strengthened the
provincial economy? Piffle! After
the bill's enactment, many companies relocated their head offices
from downtown Montreal to downtown Toronto. My cousins still
living in rural Quebec suffer from
chronic underemployment, and
put up with terrible working conditions.
Finally, Ms. Monk says that
attitudes outside Quebec haven't
changed. This is hardly surprising. Bill 101 has demonstrated to
the rest of Canada that the French
Canadians can be just as narrow-
minded and pig-headed as Anglophones when it comes to speaking
another language. The premise of
legislation, that is the entrenchment of French language rights, is
not the issue here. The issue is
that, in practice, being non-
French speaking in Quebec makes
you a second-class citizen. Atleast
in of Vancouver you are allowed to
put store front signs in any language you want. Go to Chinatown,
and signs are predominantly Chinese. Orforthatmatter,gotol6th
and Heather. Signs there proclaim that the Francophones are
proud to be what they are. On the
other hand, just try to hand and
hang your shingle in English on
the St. Catherine's street in Montreal. And then go tell it to the
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watch out and tell us if they aren't one-
hundred percent truth by the end of this year!
This is your year to shine Capricorn! Your dull and boring life will
get spiced up like a glass of hot red
wine when you meet your true love
at the Pink Floyd Skylights, but
you, a loser when it comes to love,
will use the phone number you
wrote on the matchbook as a filter.
Academically, you stand out above
the rest when you put your nose to
the grindstone, but you lose your
fragile self-confidence when your
attempt at ridding yourself of a
roundish physique is quashed as
your big behind gets caught in the
bum toner.
Wear your colors Capricorn! A
light blue and dark green will
accentuate your subtle features.
Come out of your box, the rest of us
extroverts would like to know you.
Sexually, you will remain impotent, or frigid.
This is the dawning of the age of
you know who! Aquarians are wet
as always for this wet and wonderful sign ofthe stars! You look best
in lycra tights and flippers dancing at the Metro. You do not need
drugs, for you, life is a high all in
itself. Your academic year will
continue its downward spiral, but
you are such a party hound, you
don't care... and why should you,
you are perfect enough as it is.
Those around you are baffled by
your powers of logic, but you think
you are stupid deep down, and you
are right. Trust your instincts in
'89—you won't regret it.
That lack of self-esteem that has
plagued you throughout life, ruined your childhood and made you
generally wimpy won't end in
1989, Pisces. You will findyourself
hopelessly in love with someone
who keeps you around only for
your sexual prowess. Boxer snorts
become you but you are otherwise
destined to look perpetually
middle class and dull. February
means travel but don't expect to
have a good time. Rain follows you
everywhere. Psychic activity
comes to a height when you make
contact with Liberace in an elevator in June. Your's is the face that
everyone forgets, Pisces, but don't
give up. You have a great career
ahead of you as an NDP backbencher. Somebody has to fill in
the background so the rest of us
can gain all the attention.
Good news, Aries...this is the year
you finally break out of the late
seventies mode you've been in and
finally catch up to the rest of us. No
more Black Sabbath T-Shirts, you
sell your Pit Bull and move out of
the suburbs. A tearful farewell to
the wallet you have chained to the
back of your Big Blues rounds out
the Spring and you trade in your
Camaro with the crow on the hood
for a Toyota Tercel. Unfortunately, your new image brings an
end to any sexual activity you enjoyed in the past. You simply don't
have the confidence anymore.
Overall, you're a happier, more
well-adjusted person in 1989
though you wake up in Surrey pool
halls as a result of occasional relapses.
You make a big move in 1989 when
you finally take down the Tiger
Beat posters from your bedroom
walls, Taurus. Instead you'll take
off to Hollywood to pursue an acting career, get discovered and
meet all your idols in person. You
look goodin everything this year—
at least you think you do and that's
all that counts as far as you're
concerned. The whole world revolves around you this year and
your social calendar is booked
solid. But a torrid love affair fails
miserably in October, you wallow
in loneliness by November and
check into the Betty Ford clinic by
You take control this year, Gemini, even if you don't want to.
People around you will drop off
like flies and you will find yourself
on a power trip with no one to trip
out on. It's lonely at the top. Your
fascination with the extremely
trivial flourishes in November
when you feel compelled to invest
in plastic tubular mail slots for the
office. Love remains as constant as
ever, though your possessive nature will get you into a few good
scraps. Don't worry, Gemini,
you're as tough as ever in 1989 and
will continue to use your ability to
beat the shit out of anyone to get
your own way. You will spend
March in isolation having a psychic experience while watching
continuous "My Friend Flipper"
reruns on your VCR. Whitney
Houston will continue to have
relevance to you.
Your determination is as strong as
ever this year. You continue to
chase your dreams and don't give
up until you reach them. And, as
usual, you will refuse to acknowledge that your dreams are virtually unattainable. And you won't
listen to anyone who tries to tell
you so. You drive away more
people than you ever thought possible in 1989. Your sexual experimentation doesn't venture past
slight variations in the missionary
position this year and your obsession with personal hygiene discourages anyone from sleeping
with you more than once. Athletically, you excel, especially in shot
put. You still sit at the front ofthe
class and your repertoire of poignant questions and witty remarks
to the professor grows throughout
the year until a classmate finally
hits you in December.
Pushy as always, other people are
sucked into your natural powers of
leadership under duress. Intimidating, but sensitive, you will
make progress in people understanding what you are all about.
This may lead to a more serious
commitment to a loved, or liked
one. Travel figures in this year's
plans to a greater extent than ever
before. The horizon is ablaze with
romantic opportunities, but settle
with the one, over the many. Deep
in your heart, you are true and
loyal. Your wardrobe gains credibility among your peers, who previously said nothing about your
couture. Leo, never trust your
instincts, they are always wrong.
Go with what you think—intelligence is your strong point. 1989 is
the year you enter a car dealership
just for the heck of it, and try your
hand at a cross-word puzzle. For
Leo ladies, try a heavy blue eye
shadow around and over the eye, if
it doesn't look beautiful, people
will sympathize anyways.
Hey Virgos... this is the year you
kiss your virginity, or sexual hangups (whichever comes first) goodbye. And ifyou have already done
so, you are going to make Doctor
Ruth blush. Sexy as always, you
look marvellous in black fish-net
stockings and leather, which you
may have newly acquired. This
year you will find yourself making
some important decisions regarding your future, but showing all
the sense of a Wall Street accountant, you will come through with
flying colours, possibly leading to
a job promotion, or better still, no
job at all. Your colour scheme will
change as you find yourself attracted to more neutral colours—■
it looks great on you, but then
again, you can wear anything well,
but nothing best of all.
Boy oh boy Libra! 1989 is your
lucky year! You may find yourself
in Vegas hooplaing your way to a
quick million. If you do...sex will
never be a problem again. But if
you don't, babe, you will keep on
striking out with the those whom
you desire. But don't be discouraged, many successful athletes
have been Libras, and your biceps
prove it. Always unsure about
yourself, this year will prove no
different—just accept it. It's nature babe—you're a goof. Stop
trying to prove the macho stuff,
and ditch the Trans Am, it's not
your style, or anyone else's. Try a
nice Volkswagen, it will be as nice
to you as you are to your lovers.
Stop masturbating this year Libra, you really will go blind. But
for those nice Libras, and there are
plenty, none of this applies to you.
You are sincere, honest, and loyal.
You can do anything you want to in
'89, and get away with it. See you
in Vegas. Famous other Libras
include such celebrities as Vanna
Did you Al Pacino thought he was
once a Scorpio? Well 1989 is your
year to shine Scorpions. This year
you will live down the awful name
which you were stuck with. Your
politicking will pay off in spades
financially, and you will have
enough money to buy the things
you've always wanted... VCR, Stereo, fridge magnets, all you desire
is yours. You will dream about
Bono, Barbara Streisand, and
Jimmy the Greek. You will also
lose a bet. Be careful in '89. Uranus and Jupiter are in your orbit.
The rubber products you purchased will come in handy when
your tire punctures at the end of
this month. Always interested in
the small details of a transaction,
you will find yourself in your
medium around February. You
love to read the fine print. Another
famous Scorpio is Premier Van
Der Zalm. Do what you want, since
nobody ever agrees with you in the
first place. Enjoy yur hobbies, gardening, skiing, and roller derby
week-ends in Texas.
You're as popular as ever in 1989,
generally because you're a pushover. People will continue to abuse
you throughout the year and you'll
be as happy-go-lucky as ever. Your
rodent fixation will peak in the
spring. The year will culminate in
an inner crisis when you finally
come to terms with your wishy-
washy liberalness. Youll make a
turn for the better. Pastels, as
always, are you. Your hairstyle
will change this year—it's about
time, Sagittarius! Financial problems will be solved by February
and it's job satisfaction o'plenty
until summertime when you will
find yourself trapped in something
virtually unchallenging which
may well last the rest of your life.
But you will never be assertive
enough to deal with your situation. Sex will be as frequent in
1989 as it was last year. Yup,
Sagittarius, you're in for another
long dry spell. Hang in there.
January 6 ,1989


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