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 SUA split between Sihota, Moore for president
The student representative
assembly deadlocked Wednesday in elections for SRA
Student board of governors
member Moe Sihota and
commerce senator Gary Moore
each received 16 votes on the
second ballot.
Graduate studies
representative John DeMarco
was dropped from the election
after placing third on the first
I On the first ballot, Moore
I polled 16 votes, Sihota received
I   12 and DeMarco had 4.
DeMarco's supporters then
switched to Sihota, creating the
The elections for SRA
president, secretary-treasurer
and external affairs officer,
which were to follow the election for president, have been
postponed until March 16.
Nominations for president
reopen Wednesday.
Student arts senator Paul
Sandhu said Moore received
most of his support from
education and engineering
Sihota's base of support came
mainly from arts and science
representatives, he said.
Sihota ran for ombudsperson
in October, 1975. In the spring of
last year, he was elected Alma
Mater Society external affairs
officer, a position he still holds.
On Jan. 19, Sihota was elected to
one of two student positions on
the board of governors.
Moore was external affairs
officer during the Gordon
Blankstein regime of 1974-75. He
was elected senator-at-large for
1975-76 and is commerce
senator until  the end  of the
month. He has not been elected
to next year's council.
In other business, the SRA
elected eight people to a
selection committee to appoint
commissioners to the student
administrative commission.
The SRA representatives
elected to the committee are
Dianne Bruce, home
economics; Dave Bulger,
forestry; senator-at-large Bill
Chow, Rod McKay, commerce;
Al McNeil, agriculture;
graduate studies senator John
Russell, student board member
Moe Sihota and arts undergraduate society president
Fran Watters.
SAC is responsible for the
day-to-day affairs of the AMS,
such as management of SUB,
co-ordination of clubs and
makes some financial decisions
for the AMS.
The committee will also
select the SAC chairman, the
director of finances and the
director of services.
The committee's recommendations must be ratified by
the SRA.
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Vol. LIX, No. 58
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1977   <=^^>48
Students and professors should
start expressing support for the
women's studies program if they
want to ensure its survival, administration vice-president Erich
Vogt said Wednesday.
"Student interest plays a greater
role than anything else in the
continuation of programs," Vogt
said. "If student interest is constant the program will probably
Vogt, vice-president of student
and faculty affairs, was responding to the resignation of sociology
professor Dorothy Smith — who
will leave UBC June 30 because of
education cutbacks and neglect of
the women's studies program —
which she helped initiate.
Smith said Monday she is
resigning because cutbacks have
caused greatly increased faculty
teaching loads and may cause the
women's studies program to be
ended this year.
But Vogt said he has heard no
complaints about the program,
although the number of professors
teaching the core women's studies
course — women's studies 222 —
has decreased from four in 1974 to
two this year.
"I think the women's studies
program has been very successful.
But where it falls in the priorities
of the university is hard to say,"
Vogt said.
Smith will be the third women's
studies professor to leave UBC
amid controversy.
Her resignation will leave anthropology professor Helga
Jacobson as the only survivor of
four women professors who
originally taught the course.
English professor Annette
Kolodny resigned in 1974 because,
she said, the university was
restricting her abilities.
Psychology professor Meredith
Kimball was denied tenure in 1975.
But librarianship professor
Shiela Egoff, chairwoman of the
committee that administers
women's studies, said Wednesday
the program is not in jeopardy,
despite Smith's resignation.
"I am not worried. One can
never be 100 per cent sure but I am
She said there is no evidence the
administration is neglecting the
"Nothing I have heard suggests
we won't have a women's studies
program next year."
Egoff could not explain why
Kolodny and Kimball were not
replaced but said the committee
will look for a replacement for
But Faculty Association
president Leslie Crouch suggested
cutbacks in the university budget
have made it harder for professors
to take time from teaching and
study in their own fields to. teach
women's studies.
See page 2: CUTBACKS
NEW TINKER-TOY EXHIBIT for SUB art gallery is lowered into place
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—matt king photo
hailed  by art critics throughout Surrey. Actually, structure is pool
construction crane being dismantled for removal.
Rally organizers criticize SRA
Organizers of today's . rally
against education cutbacks accused the student representative
assembly Wednesday of obstructing their plans.
Organizer Jhwon Wentworth
said the Alma Mater Society
executive and the SRA are not
actively supporting the B.C.
Students Federation rally.
"There's a general lack of cooperation from the AMS," she said.
Wentworth said supplies used by
the BCSF to prepare for the rally
have disappeared and the SRA is
suspected of taking them.
"When the SRA said they'd give
us the placards and banners that's
literally what they meant," she
SRA secretary-treasurer Bill
Broddy said the AMS bought the
supplies the BCSF was using and
impounded them the day after
UBC's March 1 rally against
tuition fee increases and education
Broddy said he removed some
supplies from the SRA-student
administrative commission
workroom in SUB because he was
afraid they would be lost.
Rally today!
The B.C. Students Federation rally to oppose tuition fee increases
and education cutbacks starts today at l p.m.
The rally will be held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre plaza.
UBC students who want to go to the rally can find rides in four free
buses or a car cavalcade. Buses and cars will be at the SUB traffic circle
at noon.
Buses and cars will arrive at the plaza in time to meet Vancouver
Vocational Institute students who will march to the plaza.
Speakers from the B.C. Federation of Labor, the NDP and the B.C.
Federation of Women will speak at the rally, and students from UBC,
Simon Fraser University, Capilano College and VVI will participate.
Andat least one bus will return to UBC in time for 2:30 p.m. classes.
Some of the supplies could have
been stolen or taken by clubs in
SUB for their own use, he said.
Rally organizer Lake Sagaris
said staplers, tape, rulers,
marking pens, knives and a lettering set were missing from the
"The rationale for buying this
stuff is that it would be used in the
workroom and re-used by others.
You can't work in a workroom
without materials," she said.
Broddy said the BCSF did not
ask the SRA for the supplies.
"They've made no official
request for that stuff," he said.
Broddy said he didn't know
where supplies not impounded by
the AMS were.
Last Wednesday the SRA voted
against donating $500 to the rally
expenses, but voted to support the
rally in principle.
Sagaris predicted the rally will
be a big success despite the SRA's
"The students have come
through in spite of the SRA," she
Buses   providing   free   tran
sportation for UBC students to the
rally at the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre plaza will leave at noon
today from the SUB traffic circle,
Wentworth said.
The rally starts at 1 p.m. when
students marching from the
Vancouver Vocational Institute
arrive. The rally will last an hour
and half and will feature
folksingers and speakers from the
NDP, the B.C. Federation of
Labor, the B.C. Federation of
Women and other groups.
Wentworth said the free buses
can carry 300 people downtown and
at least one bus will return
students for 2:30 p.m. classes.
A car cavalcade carrying more
UBC students to the rally will leave
at noon, she said.
UBC students have shown a lot of
interest in the rally, Wentworth
said. Organizers are predicting a
turnout of more than 1,500
High school students are expected to join in the rally, Wentworth said.
The graduate student association
has donated $200 towards rally
expenses, she said. Page 2
Thursday, March 10, 1977
Teaching quality threatened
Cutbacks increase load
From page 1
"It is certainly a real problem
because a person is expected to
produce in his own field," Crouch
Women's studies is an interdisciplinary   course  without   a
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The creator of Dick and Jane says
that if she could do it over again,
she'd do it differently.
Elizabeth Rider Montgomery,
who for four decades has written
about the exploits of Dick, Jane,
Sally and Spot, says she agrees
with criticisms that the books are
Montgomery explains times
have changed since she began
writing the books.
"If I were writing the books now,
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mother mowing the lawn. Better
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budget, so professors from other
departments must take time off
from their normal teaching areas
to teach courses in the program.
There are three courses and 60
students in the program.
Vogt agreed that cutbacks have
placed a greater teaching load on
professors, adding that the load
has probably affected teaching
He said budget cutbacks have
forced professors to take on larger
teaching loads and to spend less
time on scholarship and research.
"Good teachers have to maintain'
a balance between scholarship and
teaching or they go stale. I think in
the long run this will effect badly
(sic) on their teaching."
UBC will have a harder time
keeping good professors because of
the increased work load, Vogt said.
He said the university is sorry to
lose Smith, but professors should
realize the cutback period is
probably only temporary.
"I think Dorothy Smith was a
valuable teacher and we are sorry
to see her go."
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leaving the island in the burro-
drawn cart belonging to head biker
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husband and three infant blorgs by
promises from biker Creek Richer
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Page 3
Faculty budgets face cutbacks
A $1.3 million cut in UBC's
budget will mean a two per cent cut
in the budgets of each UBC
faculties, board of governors
member Moe Sihota said Wednesday.
But administration vice-
presidents Erich Vogt and Michael
Shaw refused to say where the ax
would fall, but confirmed that $1.3
million will be cut from the budget
unless the provincial government
gives UBC extra money.
Shaw said Wednesday the
operations of the small Institute of
Industrial Relations will be
suspended next year to save money
while its director, commerce
professor Mark Thompson, goes on
sabbatical next year.
While Sihota said most the cut
would be absorbed by two per cent
cuts in each faculty, he said: "It's
not a definite thing but there's still
a lot of hashing out to be done. It's
a big cut for arts in terms of dollars
and cents, but not a big cut for
agriculture in dollars and cents."
When asked about the $1.3
million figure, Shaw said: "The
figure is about right. The cuts are
on the academic side of the house
and the non-academic side of the
Said Vogt: "The simplest answer
is that we haven't got a complete
budget yet." The budget will not be
finalized before the board of
governors considers it at its April
Shaw said the institute is being
cut back. There is a committee in
the faculty of graduate studies
looking at the long range future of
the institute.
"The head of the institute is on
leave next year and it looks like it
will be, as you say, put on ice,"
Shaw said.
The institute, part of the faculty
of graduate studies, employs the
director, Thompson, and a
secretary. The institute was set up
in I960 to co-ordinate research in
the field.
Part of the commerce faculty is
a department of industrial
relations, which is unaffected by
the status of the institute. In the
UBC calendar, more than 20
graduate    courses    from    six
departments are listed under the
auspices of the institute.
Associate dean of graduate
studies Llewelyn Williams said
most of the institute's budget went
to relieve Thompson from his
commerce duties. He gave a "ball
park figure" of $30,000 for the
institute's budget.
"The institute is still in
existence. There is nothing to stop
anybody from research in industrial relations," Williams said.
"If you face a budget cut, it is
usually better to make a large cut
in one place and allow other institutes to have their normal
Williams said the institute's
future will be decided after the
committee recommends what
future direction it should take.
Such reviews are a regular event,
he said. Last year, the Institute of
Asian and Slavonic Studies was
changed after such a review into
(he Institute of Asian Studies.
"You can't start new things
without reviewing old things,"
Williams said.
Witness says AMS owns
all student club assets
SUMMER JOB SEARCH . . . begins as student fills out form at student services office.
—matt king photo
High unemployment means few jobs
B.C.'s high unemployment
figures could mean trouble for
students looking for summer jobs,
a program administrator for the
provincial labor department said
Describing unemployment rates
as "alarming", Virginia Greene
said the department has predicted
a possible 25 per cent unemployment rate for students this
Greene said the department
estimates 180,000 students, including Grade 11 and 12 students,
are eligible for summer work.
She said the provincial government will provide 13,000 jobs
throughout the province in two
programs this year.
One program has $10 million for
4,300 jobs in government departments, she said. Students will not
replace regular government
employees in the jobs, she said, but
will do extra summer work at
union wages.
The other program has $15
million for jobs with other employers in the province. The
government will pay a percentage
of the wages for the job, she said.
Students will be paid a "student
rate" of $550 to $750 per month for
the jobs, Greene said.
The second program has made $1
million available to UBC for 650
research jobs, she said.
Research director Richard
Spratley administers the UBC
UBC will pay $550 to first and
secondyearstudents, $650 for third
and fourth year students, and $750
for graduate students, Spratley
The government has agreed to
pay 50 per cent of wages up to $4 an
hour, Spratley said.
Greene said the labor department has received 11,000 applications for the government jobs.
There is no deadline for applications because short-term
work is available throughout the
summer, she said.
The computerized application
forms are available at the UBC
student services office, in Ponderosa annex F.
Student services director Al
Shirran said his office has sent
4,000 to 5,000 applications to the
government this year.
But 2,000 to 3,000 students have
filled out other applications with
the office this year, he said.
A survey of students who
returned to UBC this year shows
84.1 per cent of the men and 78.5
per cent of the women looking for
summer jobs found them.
But only seven per cent of the
women and 20 per cent of the men
were able to pay for their
education completely with their
summer savings.
Women earned an average of
$1,698 and saved $1,129, the survey
showed, and men earned an
average of $2,528 and saved $1,698.
The federal government is offering 21,000 jobs across Canada in
its Young Canada works program,
and 6,000 jobs in federal departments and agencies, Brian Hudson, the manager of the Canada
Manpower student employment
centre, said.
Hudson said Manpower's student
employment office will open April
All student club assets are
legally the property of the Alma
Mater Society, a witness for the
AMS told student court Wednesday.
George Mapson, former AMS
secretary and treasurer, said the
Whistler ski cabin built by the
varsity outdoors club is constitutionally the property of the
The VOC claims the AMS owes
the club $30,000 for construction of
the cabin because the club no
longer uses it.
Mapson told six student judges
that the VOC gave up use of the
cabin in 1974 when VOC members
formed a downhill ski club.
He said the VOC could not afford
to operate the cabin and lost interest in having a major hiking
base in the Whistler area.
The AMS controls all club assets,
he added.
AMS lawyer Mike Blanchflower
said the AMS case against paying
the $30,000 to the VOC is based on a
long-standing AMS policy that the
AMS controls club assets.
"If one club abandons its interest
in an asset then the asset remains
for the future use of all AMS
Blanchflower backed up his case
with AMS minutes dating from the
He claimed the policy the case is
based on applies to all clubs and
"the AMS is not treating the VOC
in an arbitrary manner."
VOC lawyer Ross Beatty said the
AMS is breaking an historic
agreement with the club. He said
the club used to sell its old cabins
and use the money to build new
But now that operating revenue
from the Whistler cabin is not
going to the club, the club should be
able to reclaim from the AMS its
original costs for building the
Beatty said the  VOC  case
Seepage 8: CLUB
Tankers threaten B.C. coast
Americans will benefit but the B.C. coastline could
suffer if plans for an oil tanker route along the B.C.
coast are implemented, former Liberal leader David
Anderson said Tuesday.
He was speaking at a public meeting sponsored by
the Sierra Club and the Kitimat Oil Coalition.
Anderson said studies on the environmental impact
of oil spills are not detailed enough.
He said there are a number of alternatives to
building a supertanker port in Kitimat.
Alternatives include piloting the tankers down the
coast to Guatemala or Panama, unloading them off
Texas or Louisiana or transporting the oil to a point
south of Puget Sound and then piping it east.
A minimal number of jobs would be created for
Kitimat if the port is constructed there. Anderson
said there would be 2,000 to 3,000 jobs for two to three
Anderson said a proposal for a $450 to $550 million
port at Port Angeles in Washington eliminates the
need for construction at Cherry Point or Kitimat.
Disaster is inevitable if 105 million gallon supertankers attempt to navigate the Queen Charlotte
Islands and Douglas Channel in heavy surface winds
— as high as 160 miles per hour — and powerful tides,
said Gary Gallon, director of the Scientific Pollution
and Environmental Control Society.
He said the rugged coastline, submerged rocks and
shallow channels make the journey especially
Oil spills kill seabirds by coating their feathers or
smothering them, Gallon said. He said spills also kill
marine animals and shellfish, and ruin the tourist and
fishing industries.
Gallon said concerned people should set up a
protection mechanism to guard esthetic, environmental and commercial interests in B.C.'s
coastal waters.
He said a Los Angeles Times editorial on the
proposed tanker route asked "Why don't we shove it
on up to Kitimat where there are no people? "
Gallon told people at the forum, held in the Instructional Resources Centre, to write to prime
minister Pierre Trudeau, B.C. premier Bill Bennett
and MLAs and MPs.
He said Environment Canada and the National
Energy Board should take more time to study the
possible effects of the route. Page 4
Thursday, March 10, 1977
Support your
local fee rally
It's tuition fee rally time again — and once again, it's
important that UBC students support the rally.
This time, the rally is organized by the B.C. Students
Federation, and it's happening downtown. So Tt's not quite
as easy to get there.
But anyone who wants to go can find a free bus or a car
cavalcade at noon in the SUB traffic circle.
Last week 1,200 UBC students rallied against tuition
increases, and the board of governors decided not to raise
fees without first asking the Universities Council, and
through them the government, for more money.
Board members have also said the money, if they get it,
will go directly to reducing the proposed fee increases.
But they also say they don't expect the government to
come up with the money, so their action was nothing more
than a token gesture.
Now they're waiting for Pat McGeer to repeat himself
and say there is no more money, and education received the
largest increase of all the provincial departments. Then they
will go ahead with already laid plans to implement increases
and cutbacks.
But the UBC rally was responsible for the first decision,
which was certainly better than an immediate increase.
A second rally, involving not only UBC students but also
Simon Fraser University, community college and high school
students will have even more effect.
And at the March 1 rally, students agreed on several
resolutions, including one to continue fighting against fee
increases by supporting the BCSF rally, and organizing
further opposition following the rally.
The UBC rally was a good start, but it can't end there.
The real thing?
The news that Maggie Trudeau is hanging around with
heavy coke-users such as Keith Richard and Mick Jagger
comes as no surprise.
After all, it's no secret that she was born with a silver
spoon in her nose.
MARCH 10, 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
It was another election night at Used-to-be headquarters and .tension
filled the stale air while Sue "Boss" Vohanka and Ralph "I can be bought"
Maurer counted ballots. Verne McDonald tried to buy Heather Walker's
vote for PF editor but Matt King threatened to publish photos of the
transaction. Mike Bocking considered which politico would win the Silliest
Reprehensible Association race so Geof Wheelwright, Colleen Eros and Bill
Tieleman could place bets. Kathy Ford proclaimed herself city dictator for
a day as Frank Kuerbis, Doug Rushton and Steve Howard covered their
sensitive ears. Suddenly from the backroom burst the candidates, Marcus
Gee, Chris Gainor and Shane McCune, smiling profusely. "Another two
election campaigns," they shouted gleefully looking for babies to shake
and hands to kiss. Voting in the "Preferential" will continue till Monday.
Staffers should come In and help make democracy a farce.
Education not just a commodity
I would like to take up one of the
issues raised by Rod Carmichael's
recent letter in praise of education
as a commodity.
Those who find it possible to
refer to education as a commodity
must surely conceive of it as a skill
and nothing more, a kind of extension of the three Rs which
formed its mainstay in the 19th
Now, the ability to read, write,
and do problems in arithmetic is
essential, but we must remember
that not only is it essential to us as
individuals, but that, like the sheer
physical capability of performing
work, it is needed by most of those
who wish to make use of us.
In a "commodity" relationship,
these people might be referred to
as the "buyers;" in a social
relationship, they might be called
"employers." Similarly, in an
economic sense, we students are
"sellers," potential "employees."
Buyers can be depended upon to
act in their own best interests —
raw material will be purchased at
the lowest possible price and sold
at the highest, advertising will be
cleverly designed and placed to
tempt the appropriate market, and
so on. The question is: can we
sellers do the same?
We need the kind of education
that will enable us to think
critically, to discriminate between
Oil policy threatens coast
I hope reporter Frank Kuerbis
inadvertently misquoted NDP
MLA Bob Skelly in saying that
Barkley Sound is in Washington
state. Barkley Sound is actually on
the west coast of Vancouver
Island, between Bamfield and
Ucluelet. The "Datsun" freighter
ran aground several years ago
near Bamfield.
The point is that it was a major
shipwreck in B.C. coastal waters.
With the huge tankers slated to
begin carrying oil from Valdez,
Alaska to Cherry Point, Wash, this
summer, the threat to the environment of Vancouver Island
and the Queen Charlottes is
painfully obvious.
Backpacking the West Coast
Trail from Bamfield to the Nitinat
in 1975 I saw the healthy, yet
fragile, ecology of the region.
Those of you who have studied at
the marine biology station in
Bamfield, and who had time to
explore the area, will agree with
me. The stunning scenery, the sea
lions, the bald eagles, the shellfish
all make one want to protect this
region, which is as natural a
resource as can be found.
We should not sit back and allow
the supranational oil policy of the
U.S. to even threaten our west
coast environment. We are being
forced to subsidize the wasteful
energy practices of America with
our natural heritage. Go and see
places like Tsusiat Falls, Cape
Scott, and Long Beach. If you don't
return wanting to junk every gas-
guzzling Cadillac, and its owner,
then you don't deserve to live in
this province.
Rory Tennant
arts 3
those things that are truly good for
us and those which are not. This
kind of education can only be obtained through a broad knowledge
transcending mere skill, a
knowledge through which we can
understand and form opinions
about the crucial social issues that
surround us.
Recent governmental
statements about the value of
"arts" courses as opposed to
technical courses make it clear
that this is not the kind of education
that the government would like us
to have. It seems that the ability to
criticize is not only unessential,
and not useful to most employers,
but fast becoming downright undesirable. And why is this?
If we can analyze, if we can
make unprejudiced judgments
about those institutions with which
we must deal, we will recognize
where our own true interests lie
and where they do not lie. We will
debunk the myth that anyone with
intelligence and perseverance can
be wealthy, can be secure, can
attend university, et cetera, et
Naturally, certain segments of
our society will feel uncomfortable
about our realizations, because
they know that when we recognize
injustice, we will fight. We will no
longer be a docile herd, quietly
trotting into whatever fold they
deem desirable.
We will make change — not in
their interests, but in ours, and we
will know the difference.
Sheila Lidwill
arts 2
UBC should make money on rent-a-prof
It seems that something has been
overlooked by our newly politically
aware students, the board of
governors and everybody's
favorite cabinet minister Pat
I has become evident that some
UBC faculty members may be
doubling their income by acting as
consultants at the expense of their
university duties. Consultants in
the private sector have voiced
complaints of this invasion. UBC
faculty members can afford to
undercut these private consultants
as they have a generous guaranteed income from the university.
As students we're subsidizing this!
activity with our tuition fees and
the loss of time the faculty should
be spending with us.
In response to criticism levelled
at this activity faculty have said
that consulting is necessary to
keep in touch with their respective
fields. Actually that is a tough
argument to beat. As students
however we should be raising our
collective voice to see that these
activities are limited to a
reasonable amount.
There is another approach to this
situation that might be explored.
The Insurance Corporation of B.C.
is "borrowing" executives because
it can't attract permanent people
of the calibre required. The
provincial government has also
been hiring "ad hoc" prosecutors
to help out the underpaid crown
counsel staff.
McGeer and his friends on the
Board should take a hint from this
and start a "rent-a-prof" program.
If the UBC faculty has specialized
knowledge and a need for practical
experience it should be turned to
the university's financial advantage. The fees (at competitive
rates) of consulting faculty would
go directly into the operating
budget of the university. It might
just be enough to offset the
"necessity" of increased fees
brought on by the backward
economics of the provincial
Failing the above possibility, if
all you young radicals are really
serious about your demonstrating
there's a sure way to register an
effective protest. What if they held
a term and nobody paid?
Tim Larsen
architecture 2
In recent weeks, The Ubyssey
has received many more letters
than we've been able to print right
away. We are trying, during our
next few issues, to clear away the
backlog, but many letters are so
old that their writers may have
changed their minds about them.
If you wish to withdraw or
change a letter, please come up to
SUB 241K and talk to Sue or Ralph. Thursday, March 10, 1977
Page 5
Architects want
address change
Architecture students pay $556 a year for
the privilege of working in an overcrowded,
poorly-lit circus.
The third floor of Lasserre is studio and
workshop for 250 students. It is so cluttered
that janitors refuse to clean it, and it is
impossible to see one end of the studio from
the other.
Ceiling tiles are missing and pipes and
wires are exposed. Students complain about
the absence of window blinds and excessive
"There are no desks, and the lighting is
terrible," says Kathie Jenkins, architecture
1. "Half the furniture we bring in ourselves.
And the janitors won't clean the floors,
because of the partitions."
Each term, students construct partitions
from scraps of wood, curtains and other
materials, in order to create semi-private
working areas.
The result is a cramped jumble of desks,
tables and chairs which make it difficult for
cleaning staff to manoeuvre, say students.
"We need about 10 times more space,"
says Jim Bussey, architecture 1.
"Everyone's encouraged to work here,
but if we did we'd be shoulder to shoulder,"
says Rick Sawyer, architecture 1. "The
philosophy is work here, but fortunately not
everybody does."
Barry  McCallum,   architecture   under-
.. proposes solution
graduate society building manager, says,
"the only thing provided for us is floor space
and a few desks which have to be adapted."
Architecture students need drafting tables
rather than ordinary desks because most of
their work involves drawing up plans and
"We have to make working drawings in
many of our courses," says Bryce Rositch,
architecture 1. "They have to be
professional looking so that our presentations are good.
"You can spend up to 20 hours at a time
working on a drawing, and with a flat table,
your back goes after three hours.
"We're doing marvellously, considering
how little we have. But the conditions are
seriously infringing on the quality of the
work we produce. The work we do now is
what we show prospective employers. It has
to be high quality."
"The lighting system is terrible," says
Bill Turecki, architecture 2. "It's noisy and
it flickers. And it's fluorescent and drives
everybody crazy."
He says many students spend a minimum
of eight hours in the studio most days, and
the lighting is detrimental.
"The furniture could really be improved.
We have to bring in just about everything. It
looks like a circus," Turecki says.
"Other professional schools have great
surroundings. Look at the law school. As far
as facilities go, we're really undercut. And
our feesaregoing up 30 per cent next year."
But the university administration is not
unaware of the school's physical conditions.
Architecture head Bob McLeod has
completed a feasibility study of the
possibility of moving the architecture and
planning schools into the armories. He says
he has been examining that possibility since
he arrived at UBC two years ago.
Last week, he presented results of the
study to the administration, which, he said,
received them favorably.
"The administration is very sympathetic
to the idea," he said. "They like it, but
there's no money available for them to do
something about it.
"And they have no suggestions as to what
we can do in the meantime."
Chuck Connaghan, administration vice-
president in charge of administrative
services, said Monday "it's merely a
"We are looking at capital plans for the
next for or five years. All I can say is it's a
proposal and as money becomes available
—geof wheelwright photos
,. struggles to concentrate despite surroundings
and other aspects of capital funding become
available then we'd look at it."
McLeod says the feasibility study, done by
himself and three other people from the
school and physical plant, reveals that
moving from Lasserre to the armories is
"perfectly feasible," and would provide the
schools with high quality accommodation.
"It is spot-on in terms of areas. As a
solution to the overcrowding problem, the
armories fits perfectly. We had to determine
the exact needs of the schools, and then see
how effective the proposed solution would
be," McLeod says.
He says a student project, supervised by
architecture professor Robin Clarke,
produced some information on feasibility.
Last fall, the informal committee investigated space requirements. During the
past two months, the group has conducted a
detailed survey of fire regulation
requirements, exits and the environment of
the armories.
He said implementing the proposal would
cost, about $2.5 million and take about 18
months to complete.
LASSERRE STUDIO, WORKSHOP ... clutter, (umble affects students' work
McLeod says it would cost half the current
market rate of $90 a square feet, and involves 50,000 new square feet.
"It would considerably relieve the
pressure on the northwest end of the campus," he says.
"Right now, architecture has about 16,500
net available square feet."
He said net available square feet is the net
space available after washrooms and
corridors are taken into account.
"Weneedabout 26,000 square feet. Most of
the shortfall is studio space. This is where
the most crucial need is."
He says the armories building is not used
to its full potential. And poor lighting makes
it unsuitable for exams and indoor tennis
which it is used for now, he says.
McLeod says the building is a valuable
"It's a rare building. It would be almost
impossible to reconstruct today."
He says its huge trusses are a monument
to the way architects used to build, and
timber is not cut in such large pieces now.
McLeod termed the proposal "good
housekeeping" because it exploits existing
"We are not empire building," he said.
He says another feature of using the armories for architecture is to retain the idea
of the Norman MacKenzie complex for
performing arts. The Freddie Wood theatre
and the music building are near Lasserre
and the armories.
If money was available and the move was
made, there would be no expansion of the
school, McLeod says.
"At present, we are at an optimal level of
enrolment, with about 250 students," he
says. "This is just about the right size. We
are large enough to justify the level of
teaching expertise we have, and small
enough to be close.
"We are a happy school."
But he says there are other faculties with
more urgent needs. McLeod, a member of
senate's academic building needs committee, says all needs of faculties on the
short list of high priorities are desperate.
"Either their facilities are too small or too
bad, or both," he says. "In some cases there
is tangible interference with students'
education. And in others, it is more a
question of discomfort.
"Architecture is uncomfortable, and the
quality of education offered is okay, but it
could be better."
McLeod says there are other faculties
with greater needs, and adds he is not
saying architecture has a greater need.
"We are not trying with this proposal to
pre-empt other faculties," he says. "But this
is a need with a cheap, ready-to-hand
solution, that can be done quickly." Page 6
Thursday, March 10, 1977
CIA and
Has the U.S. Central
Intelligence Agency engaged in a
massive cover-up of its alleged
assassination of John Kennedy?
See photos of two CIA agents
arrested in Dallas on Nov. 22,
The slide show is tonight at 7
p.m. in SUB 207.
Body baffle
A group of people in
Vancouver are trying to dictate to
women what they can and cannot
do with their bodies.
Slideshows, CIA killed JFK and
Hand off Cuba. Photographic proof
showing and naming the real
assassins, 7 p.m., SUB 207.
General meeting, noon, SUB 211.
Vern Dettwiler speaks, noon, CPSC
Spring concert conducted by James
Fankhauser. Music of Bach,
Montlverdl, Finney, Durufle and
student composers, noon, recital
hall, music building, and 8 p.m.
Asian studies prof Daniel Overmyer
talks about Taolsts' Views of Life,
noon, Buch. 106.
Weekly   club   meeting,   noon
Controversial NFB flick
ecological Issues, Forecast
Survival, and commentary by Hugh
Wynne-Edwards, chairman of the
dept. of geological sciences, 8 p.m.,
Place Vanier residence canteen.
Old testament problems, noon, SUB
CUSO health recruiter Maggy Hllson
shows film on Mozambique, 8 p.m.,
International House 402-404.
Exhibition: A Stitch In Time: 11:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., SUB art gallery.
A parable of Investments and
securities, noon, Chem. 250.
Charles O'Brien talks on China
Today: Mao's Heirs at Each Others
Throats, 7:30 p.m., Britannia
Library, 1661 Napier.
Yoga and meditation In practice:
lecture by Swami Vishnu
Devananda, noon, Buch. 202.
Testimony meeting, noon, SUB
John Fraser, MP, speaks, noon, SUB
111, everyone welcome.
Slide show on Nepal, noon, Chem.
Hard  Times returns for more folk,
8:30 p.m., Lutheran campus centre.
Guest lecture, noon, Angus 223.
Hot flashes
These people, members of the
Pro-Life Society, are campaigning
in Catholic churches to get people
who are against abortion to join
the Vancouver General Hospital
Association. The results of the
association's general meeting April
20 will affect the hospital's
position on abortion.
If enough anti-abortionists join
the association, abortions will be
extremely difficult to obtain. So
the women's committee urges all
people who are concerned about
this to join the association. You
must join by March 18. Cost is $2,
and applications are available at
the women's centre, SUB 228.
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Page 7
NORML seeks dope law changes
According to figures released
last year by the manufacturers of
cigarette papers, there is an
amazing gap between the number
of papers sold each year and the
amount of cigarette tobacco.
In fact, the surplus of papers is
large enough for 660,000 smokers to
be consuming 20 joints a week,
using two papers per joint — taking
into account a wastage rate of 20
per cent.
And they're not smoking alfalfa.
To keep those smokers out of jail,
the National Organization for the
Reform of Marijuana Laws has an
office in Vancouver.
NORML in Canada was founded
last month, and Monday opened its
first office at 111 East Broadway —
seven years after NORML was
started"in the U.S. with a $5,000
grant from the Playboy Foundation.
But Ted Seifred, a Vancouver
criminal lawyer on NORML
Canada's board of directors, is
quick to point out that his
organization has no financial ties
to its American namesake.
And Seifred firmly rejects any
suggestion that the campaign for
legalized smoke is not a burning
"Contrary to popular belief, an
increasing number of people are
convicted of simple possession
every year," he says. "The money
they spend on criminalizing
marijuana could be better spent on
funding universities and day care
centres, to name a couple."
NORML's statement of principles is clear enough on the
question of simple possession:
"The right of possession should
include other acts incidental to
such possession, including
cultivation and transportation for
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personal use, and the casual, nonprofit transfers of small amounts
of marijuana."
But on the question of trafficking, NORML is at least as fuzzy
as the Le Data Commission. In its
statement on unlawful sale of
cannabis, NORML says that if
possession of marijuana is not a
serious crime, "it is both inconsistent and irrational to provide
harsh and costly penalties for those
who distribute marijuana for
But elsewhere in its policy
statement, NORML recommends
legalization of marijuana
cultivation in order that "the user
need not resort to the presently
established illegal distribution
system and its inherent dangers
and social costs."
Seifred is aware of the inconsistencies in the organization's
stand, and was uncomfortable
when questioned about them.
"We want changes that we feel
are acceptable to the Canadian
public now," he says. "We're not
talking about change we want to
see in thelaw in 10 years, or five, or
two. We want to see this happening
Seifred and his colleagues want
legislation governing the use of
marijuana removed from the
Narcotics Control Act and transferred to Schedule G of the Food
and Drug Act. Schedule G
stipulates, among other things,
that possession of prescription
drugs for personal use  is legal,
even if those drugs are illegally
NORML is confident that laws
concerning cannabis will eventually be relaxed, says Seifred. But
he points out that the federal
government first promised such
reforms in 1969, following the first
report of the Le Data Commission
(officially called the Canadian
Commission of Inquiry into the
Non-Medical Use of Drugs).
Seifred says he anticipates
changes in drug legislation soon,
but fears that penalties will not be
significantly reduced.
"The scuttlebutt around Ottawa
is that something is going to
happen," he says. "But they're
probably going to take (cannabis)
from the Narcotic Control Act and
put it under the Food and Drug Act
— and bring in slightly lessened
penalties from the NCA."
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, Distilled and bottled in London, England. Page 8
Thursday, March 10, 1977
Chevy staff threatens violence
OTTAWA (CUP) — Participants
in a formal Canadian University
Press investigation into the
legitimacy of the Free Chevron
and its responsibility to University
of Waterloo students "would get
their necks wrung" by the paper's
staff, according to its editor, Larry
Hannant said he was misquoted
in a CUP story and that his
reported remarks "were a complete lie" that had been taken out
of context from an informal conversation in which he did not know
he was being interviewed.
He was quoted as telling McGill
Daily reporter Jennifer Robinson
that "The students don't want an
investigation of any sort. Anyone
who tried to come in to investigate
will get their faces bashed in."
March   2
said    in   a
it   is   "not
students but the staff who is
agitated." He added that it was
"an investigation into the paper
itself that could lead to violence,"
and reaffirmed the paper's
position that an investigation into
the student federation's shutdown
of the Chevron last September
should take place only after the
paper is reinstated to its former
The Free Chevron editor also
clarified his denunciation of the
McGill University student
newspaper made at a recent
conference called by the deposed
executive of la Presse Etudiants
Nationale. He said his remarks
stemmed from a discussion at the
39th annual CUP conference, in
Vancouver, dealing with a
proposed CUP special affairs
reporter in Quebec City.
Hannant  said  implicit  in   the
debate on creating the position was
the idea that "PEN news could not
be trusted because of their political
views." He said there was also the
"view that the national affairs
reporter could help PEN progress
and get better."
"I call this meddling," he said.
McGill Daily editor Larry Black
dismissed these remarks as
"outright lies." He said the paper
had "categorically denied" during
the conference that the special
affairs reporter was proposed for
the purpose of helping PEN.
Black said the purpose of the
reporter was not to jeopardize
PEN but rather to provide
coverage of francophone students
"so that students in the other parts
of the country can begin to understand what is going on hers."
He added that a CUP reporter in
Quebec    could    "rectify    the
region voted 8-1-2 "urging the
Chevron to reconsider" its refusal
to allow an investigation while the
Ontario region recently voted
against an investigation.
Foam Chair
Club fights
AMS claim
to ski cabin
From page 3
based on the fact the club has
always operated independently of
the AMS.
He said the only claim the AMS
has to ownership of the cabin is
that it signed some financial
documents for the cabin because
the VOC did not have the legal
authority to do so.
"We think we have been really
harddoneby by the AMS," he said.
Mapson told the court the AMS
paid the taxes on the cabin with an
agreement the club would pay
back the amount.
A VOC brief on the dispute says
the AMS gave the VOC three $5,000
interest-free loans to build the
The brief says the club wants to
spend the $30,000 on improving
existing cabins and other projects.
But the sum could be paid over 10
years, it says.
"The AMS shall reimburse the
VOC $30,000 for our share in the
value of the cabin," the report
says. "It is not reasonable to expect that this money be given to us
in one lump sum; instead, most of
it should be set aside in a reverse
fund to be given to the VOC, as it
requires it, over the next 10 years.
This will be used to finance further
large projects undertaken by the
"The remainder shall be used for
immediate needs."
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distortions"    of    the    Quebec
situation by the daily media.
"There's no reason why this
(special affairs reporter and PEN
development) should be exclusive . . . he's wrong," Black
The CUP executive "has not
defended a democratic student
newspaper," Hannant said, "instead it's given it more difficulties" by calling for an investigation commission into the
Five members of the Ontario
region of CUP have also called for
an investigation and the Atlantic
and Quebec regions voted
unanimously at recent conferences
for an investigation. The Western
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