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Array Vol. IV, No. 38
VANCOUVER, B.C.,
FRIDAY,
JANUARY 18, 1974
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228-2301
Monday Pit
Beer drinkers can now suck back
the suds Mondays in the Pit.
Alma Mater Society co-ordinator
Joanne Lindsay said Thursday the
Pit will be open every Monday
from Jan. 21 until the term's end.
Lindsay said she hopes the
Monday operation won't be as bad
a money loser as it was in the old
Pit.
"People seem to be more into
drinking on campus now," she
said. "I guess they like the fancier
surroundings."
Beer drinkers in the old Pit were
noted for their consuming abilities,
no doubt an attempt to ignore the
surroundings.
The old Pit always lost money on
Mondays, but managed to make
$8,000 in its over-all operation last
year Lindsay said.
No bucks hurt nurses
About one-third of the first-year
nursing students are "seriously
considering" quitting school for a
year to earn the money they can't
get on the new 11-month long
program, a student survey shows.
A  survey  done   by  first-year
nursing students Jennifer Fuller
and Shelley Gibson shows 54 of the
140 students in the 149-person class
are thinking of dropping out.
"Half of those told us they
definitely have to leave. Another
half said they are seriously con
sidering dropping out," Fuller said
Thursday.
And she said the reason is
financial.
Nurses converted this year to a
new four-year program, which
includes practical work in the
summer. This means they go to
school from the beginning of
September to the end of July.
"That leaves people one month
in the summer to get a job and earn
money to support themselves for
the rest of the year," Fuller said.
"Even if they manage to find
such a well-paying job, that means
going to school, going to work and
going back to school — with very
little rest in the middle."
But as Fuller said, such jobs are
few and far between.
"There are really two alternatives at the moment," she said.
"The first alternative is to drop
out and go to work for a year.
"The second alternative is to get
up to your neck in debt.
"It's unfair that, if we want to
stay, we should be placed in debt to
such a ridiculous degree."
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HI I'M SVEND ROBINSON, and I was talking about university reform
when this picture was taken by Ubyssey fotog Don Peterson. My
basic position is that we should abolish both the board of governors
and the senate then let an ether-soaked sponge run UEIC. Thank-you
for listening.
Left slate splits
over candidates
By VAUGHN PALMER
Preliminary attempts to
establish a leftist coalition to run
in the Jan. 30 Alma Mater Society
executive elections failed Thursday amid charges the proposed
slate was dominated by the
Communist Party of Canada
(Marxist-Leninist.)
A coalition between last year's
democratic Students' Caucus slate,
some CPC(M-L) supporters and
members of this year's Totem
Park Residents Association had
been attempted.
Although the slate was incomplete when it split, candidates
mentioned were: residents
association president Stefan
Mochnacki for president, commerce student Dave Theeson for
treasurer, with CPC(M-L) supporters Sharon Stevenson, Cheryl
Stevens and Jennifer Fuller taking
three other positions as yet unnamed.
But the preliminary slate
collapsed at a meeting in SUB
Thursday when Mochnacki walked
out.
Geophysics student Mochnacki
charged later he and others of the
TPRA were being used by the
CPC (M-L) and said many of the 30
people who had been attending
coalition meeting would follow
him.
"We were trying to put forward a
non-doctrinaire leftist slate to fight
the right-wing Student Coalition,"
Mochnacki said.
"But we can't work with them
(the CPC(M-D). We've blown the
lid off it."
Current AMS president Brian
Loomes, a member of the
democratic students' caucus
denied the slate is split open saying
he thinks Mochnacki is merely
"hysterical."
Loomes said he got the impression from the Thursday
meeting that "most of the groups
still want a united slate and still
support the direction we are
taking."
He said so far no other group
members have told him they want
to quit.
"But if when we meet Friday
night, people want to change
things, that's fine. I will abide by
whatever the group says."
Loomes admitted that although
as far as he knows only five CPC-
KM-L) supporters belong to the
coalition planning group, three
were projected to run on the slate.
But he emphasized that this was
because they were the only
volunteers to run for office.
Mochnacki said so far he hasn't
gathered his supporters together
but insisted they would follow him
out of the coalition.
"Don't you worry, they'll leave,"
he said.
"Those who stay won't matter."
Loomes and Mochnacki later
met in the Pit and a confrontation
ensued. Loomes told Mochnacki
that the main thing is for the left to
present a united front in order to
See page 2: MOCHNACKI
She said nursing department
administrators, and especially
head Muriel Uprichard, are
negotiating with the government to
extend the student loan period for
those wishing to borrow or
establish government bursaries
similar to those given
rehabilitation medicine students.
Fuller said rehab medicine
students are now eligible for $1,000
per year student bursaries
established after a similar change
in program.
She said extension of student
loan periods from the traditional
eight-month period to 11 months
will aid financially needy students.
"Grants are definitely needed
for students in this 11-month
program," Fuller said. "It's
ridiculous that students should
have to drop out in the middle
because they can't support
themselves."
"Something obviously has to be
done immediately."
But Fuller said she doesn't know
about progress on the negotiations
with the government.
HI, I'M ART SMOLENSKY and even though this picture looks like it
I swear I'm not drunk. In fact, I was speaking on university reform
here and let me repeat my basic contention. I think the Bremer report
on university goverance is a rubber stamp of the status quo.
'Tough shit'
British Columbia's champion bull slinger, Premier Dave Barrett,
says he intends to retire undefeated.
Barrett, who won the distinction at Williams Lake rodeo last
summer, refused in a Jan. 3 letter to defend his title during Aggie Week.
The challenge came in a letter from events co-ordinator Ron
Townshend, who in a manner of speaking, threw the first chip, for the
agriculture undergraduate society.
In a letter to Townshend, the premier said he would not defend the
title, but would go down undefeated.
Townshend's letter, however, said Barrett's absence would be an
admission of defeat.
Barrett's two-paragraph letter, with the premier's official letterhead at the top, did not elaborate.
Barrett's press secretary, former Ubyssey news editor John Twigg,
was unavailable for any comment.
Townshend said Thursday the AgUS as a whole is disappointed
Barrett will not show up.
"It's a pretty shitty thing to do," said Townshend. "We have some
good bull slingers in the faculty, but now they can't prove their mettle
against the best of them."
The bull slinging contest will be held at "high noon" Thursday in
SUB. Page 2
THE      UBYSSEY
Friday, January 18, 1974
Mochnacki-Loomes (cont)
From page 1
defeat the Students Coalition slate,
led by current AMS vice-president
Gordon Blankstein.
"Don't worry," replied
Mochnacki, "We'll beat Blankstein
and we'll beat you too."
"You've lost this one Brian, but's
that's some pretty steely-willed
people you've get there."
Loomes told Mochnacki he was
no longer interested in indulging in
personal attacks but urged him to
come to the coalition meeting
Friday.
Student senator Svend Robinson
said he basically agrees with
Mochnacki's interpretation.
Robinson said the meeting of the
coalition he attended had been
dominated by the CPC(M-L) line.
"The point is, Brian," he told
Loomes later. "A number of people
think the CPV(M-L) runs the group
and I don't think the two sides can
be brought together."
Loomes replied that so far the
group   supports   the   CPC(M-L)
people.
"But if they want to meet
tomorrow and kick them off I'll
support them — I'll support
whatever they want to do."
Bremer board here
Members of the Bremer commission on university reform will bring
their ears to UBC next Tuesday and Wednesday even though their
chairman has been sacked.
Under the temporary chairmanship of Walter Young, former head
of UBC's political science department, the commission will continue to
exist after Education Minister Eileen Dailly fired education commissioner John Bremer earlier this week.
Tuesday's hearing will be held at 10 a.m. in the old auditorium while
Wednesday's session starts at 10 a.m. in theJSUB party room.
Meanwhile a discussion on struggles in the public school system will
be held noon today in SUB 207-209. Speakers include Linda Shuto, of the
B.C. Teacher's Federation status of women project; Kevin Annett of the
B.C. Student's Union and Gary Onstad, a high school teacher and a
member of the BCTF representative assembly.
Senator slams BoG, senate
UBC's senate and board of
governors should disband and form
a new body to deal with long-range
academic planning which would
support a standing committee
system, student senator Svend
Robinson said Thursday.
Speaking at a hearing on
university reform Robinson said he
supports a democratic university
run by students, faculty and
community representatives, including staff.
The hearing was the second in a
series sponsored by the Alma
Mater Society's speakers and
education committee to discuss
university reform and former
education commissioner John
Bremer's controversial working
paper on university governance.
Robinson also said he supports
the Women's Action Group
proposals for a non-sexist
university.
Criticizing the Bremer report, he
said it does not contain any of
necessary recommendations to run
the kind of university he envisions.
Student senator Art Smolensky
said Bremer's report "rubber
stamped the status quo".
He also said that the Bremer
commission could have held public
hearings, like those held by the
University of Toronto. Smolensky
asked: "What benefits does society
get from the university?" He went
on to suggest that the absence of
public hearings was a definite
drawback to change.
The report also assumes there is
already a "sufficiently representa
tive springboard to create
politically equitable solutions to a
problem already existing,"
Smolensky said. But in this
situation, "students always lose".
The remainder of the meeting
discussed the question of whether
or not structural reform without
political struggle is an adequate
solution to the problem of student
representation.
One view was that it was impossible to change the university
without first considering who the
university served, and then
organizing the students for representation, rather than simply
dealing with government committees.
Smolensky said it was true any
gains the students had won were
through organizing.
Arches burn energy
NEW YORK (CUP-LNS) — What fast-food chain
uses enough energy annually to supply the cities of
Pittsburgh, Boston, Washington and San Francisco
with electric power for a whole year? If you thought
of the ubiquitous golden arches of McDonald's, you're
right.
A University of Illinois computer scientist, Bruce
Hannon, says the packaging of McDonald's hamburgers, french fries and other products consumes
three billion kilowatt hours worth of electricity per
year, or the energy equivalent of 12.7 million tons of
coal. On the average the energy equivalent of 2.1
pounds of coal is expended for each of McDonald's
billions of customers.
In addition, McDonald's uses 174 million pounds of
paper yearly, which is roughly the sustained yield of
315 square miles of forest. Each McDonald's
' customer discards 2.4 ounces of packaging, including
paper cups, bags, plastic lid covers, burger boxes,
wax paper, straws and napkins.
McDonald's is the fourth largest food server in the
U.S. trailing only after the army, Kentucky Fried
Chicken, and the agriculture department. "(McDonald's is) probably no worse than Burger Chef,
Dairy Queen, and all the others," says Hannon.
"They are a symbol of nationwide waste of material
and energy resources."
Don't think the McDonald Corporation isn't doing
anything about this waste however. In an attempt to
help school children develop "environmental
awareness," McDonald's is distributing its own
"Ecology Pack" designed for fourth through sixth
graders.
Concordia accepts all students
MONTREAL (CUP) — An extended credit program, tentatively
accepted by the senate of Concordia University, will enable
students to enter Concordia with
secondary school certificates from
provinces other than Quebec.
Concordia University is the
proposed new university resulting
from the amalgamation of Loyola
and Sir George Williams universities.
The proposal, still to be ratified
by the university curriculum coordinating committee, specifies "a
secondary school certificate
representing 13 years of schooling
will be acceptable for admission to
the university, and one representing 12 years of schooling will
be acceptable for admission . . .
with extended credits."
The program is similar to one
already in effect at Bishop's and
McGill universities.
Officials say they hope to make
Concordia "less local and more
Canadian".
The program will abolish two
years of community college
requisite to university admission,
substituting, instead, one
"qualifying year".
Registrar Ken Adams said the
program will only be open to those
meeting the "highest academic
standards". Only 35 people a year
would qualify.
Loyola's admissions director
Grandon Haines said the program
will "give out-of-province students
an equal chance, rather than
having to start from scratch."
But the main problem is whether
or not Concordia will come into
being. This is now in the hands of
the provincial government and
there is no word on whether or not
it is on the next legislative agenda.
Officials of both universities
confirmed nothing has been done in
the last month to speed the merger
proposal. The merger is not listed
on the parliamentary order paper
for the current session.
Library worth 2 million
TORONTO (CUP) — Ontario's 22 community colleges will save more
than $2 million this year through a unique library bibliographic centre
located in Toronto.
The college bibliocentre was established five years ago to centralize
the purchasing of books and other educational material for Ontario's
newly-formed community colleges. It was supported by the colleges and
Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.
By the end of this year, the College Bibliocentre computerized
catalogue, together with the computerized catalogue of the University
of Toronto, will be able to form the basis of a provincial communications
network to educational library resources.
It is believed this system will be particularly helpful to people in
Ontario, outside the major urban areas, who would like to know the
resources and their location throughout the province.
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THE       UBYSSEY
Page 3
Council fights, sets NUS policy
By JAKE van der KAMP
What should we do about student
unemployment?
How can we improve student
housing?
Should fees at universities be
lowered?
These are some of the things
Alma Mater Society council
considered Wednesday night on the
recommendations of the National
Union of Students.
NUS in a general meeting held in
Edmonton in October last year
passed 36 motions to be dealt with
by the student societies, its
members.
Some are vague, some are not
well thought out and some ask too
much but altogether they show the
successor of the Canadian Union of
Students is active and is concerned
about the wishes of its members.
NUS was formed in November,
1972, to act for Canadian university
students on a nationwide basis and
to collate their efforts toward
reform such of such problems as
student housing, financing and
unemployment.
CUS, its predecessor was
disbanded when its members felt it
had lost touch with its constituency
and was going too far left.
At that time CUS had a staff of 18
workers and had successfully
lobbied with the federal government on the student loan plan.
But the active members of NUS
are determined the organization
will act in close contact with the
universities it serves and the
motions submitted to council to
ratify are proof of this.
There was a motion to establish a
standing committee on the status
of women, to study the extent and
content of institutional sexism and
to encourage the development of
women's groups on post-secondary
campuses.
There was a motion that NUS
encourage post-secondary institutions to increase accessibility
of programs to working and/or
part-time students.
There was a motion urging
student associations to campaign
for the establishment of bargaining
units of graduate assistants to
negotiate with university administrations for more equitable
wages and better working conditions.
Motions of this kind got little
opposition from council. The
problems came with a motion to
condemn the military junta
currently ruling Chile.
It recommended among other
things   that   the   NUS   send   a
Screw on
LONDON (ANS-CUP) — The
Irish Supreme Court in Dublin has
decided that married couples who
take contraceptives into the
republic are not breaking the law.
The historic decision is expected
to enforce the demand to legalize
sale of contraceptives in Ireland.
And the decision has also been
hailed as proof that home rule in
northern Ireland would not mean
Rome rule.
%mm^m$mm4mmmmm$&k '-jam
Gordon Gibson Jr., defeated as a
Liberal' candidate in Vancouver
South during the 1972 federal
election, said Thursday he doesn't
consider himself a loser but simply
the victim of a stronger party.
The former Trudeau aide was
responding to a questioner at UBC
who asked about the implications
of his defeat on his chances as
Liberal candidate in the upcoming
provincial by-election in North
Vancouver-Capilano.
During his talk to a grup of young
Liberals Gibson campaigned on a
wide series of topical political
issues including campaign funds
and the "terror" caused by the
New Democratic Party government.
telegram to the junta condemning
the infringements of the basic
human rights of the people in Chile,
that NUS lobby with the administrations of post-secondary
institutions across Canada to
suspend fees for the Chilean
students currently studying in
Canada and that NUS lobby with
the Canadian government to grant
landed immigrant status to all
Chileans currently in Canada.
Some councillors • said they
believe the motion was asking too
much but they opposed it on other
grounds also.
"I object to the whole tone of this
motion," said treasurer John
Wilson. "I don't think this is what
NUS should get involved in. Our
efforts should be directed at other
things."
Wilson's comments reflected
some apprehension that NUS may
go the way of CUS.
The questions at stake are
whether executives of student
societies are mandated to involve
themselves in political affairs of
this nature and whether they can
speak for the entire student body
on political issues on which there is
disagreement on campus.
AMS president Brian Loomes
said he thinks student executives
can and should, although he is
quick to remark that the contested
motions are only peripheral to
what NUS is doing and were tacked
on at the end of the conference.
"The main thing about NUS is
that they want to do something for
Canadian students in matters of
housing and unemployment,"
Loomes said in an interview
Thursday.
"The practice of NUS is reformist. They have an office in Ottawa and are organized to put
pressure on the government.
"Their reformist work is similar
to making representations like the
ones made to the Bremer task
force. They're not trying to- turn
into a revolutionary organization."
But Loomes said NUS should go
beyond just working for students
and consider the working people of
Canada paying for the university.
"Students should be in the intellectual leadership of our
society," he said. "We should
struggle against problems imposed
on us and also on the working
people.
"There is a false characterization made that some people
are taking the position of serving
students and other people are
interested only in off-campus
political things."
Loomes said he thinks there is
something wrong when students at
a university are interested only in
having big name bands play for
them and have their student
society provide them with means
of escape and nothing else.
"One way to look at this is
historically. The lack of direction
which verges on despair at the
lousy situation at university.
"This never used to be the case.
Think of explorers for instance,
looking for adventure and having
an interest in what is' ahead of
them," he said.
"It's fine to escape occasionally
but you want a better life than
sitting in the Pit all night."
About the question of whether it
is fair to push for political goals
opposed by some students Loomes'
answer is simple.
"The AMS should be a voluntary
organization."
GIBSON ... following daddy's footsteps
If the AMS becomes voluntary,
Loomes said, then no one can
complain about the political actions of the society because the
option to join it or not is open.
N.S. students
discuss NUS
r. organization
TRURO, N.S. (CUP) — Nova
Scotia members of the National
Union of Students met Saturday to
discuss the organization and its
Ifuture activities in the province.
And they agreed each member
university needs a campus NUS
contact and committee if they are
to get much out of the national
union.
Delegates also called for a
provincial NUS committee and a
provincial student office.
Suggested activities included
recruiting new universities into
NUS, lobbying for NUS policies
plus research and preparation of
position papers.
Local committees would also be
liaisons with the provincial
representative and national office.
Nova Scotia student representatives are meeting Dr. Ebenezer
Gillis, the Nova Scotia education
minister, Monday to discuss
student aid.
At the same time, concrete steps
will be taken to establish campus
and provincial NUS committees.
The Nova Scotia Association of
Student Unions may be revived to
co-ordinate a centrally located
office that would increase in-
terunion activity.
Nova Scotia's Teachers' College,
Nova Scotia's Agricultural
College, Dalhousie and St. Marys
were present. King's College, the
fifth full member, was unable to
attend. Although not an NUS
member, Nova Scotia College of
Art and Design sent a representative.
NUS was represented by Bob
Buckingham, its general
secretary.
The meeting reviewed problems
faced by the teachers' and
agricultural colleges and the
progress of the movie boycott
underway in Halifax against the
high admission prices of chain
theatres.
The progress of NUS to date was
outlined, stressing its activities on
post-secondary school financing
and housing.
The delegates agreed NUS could
serve an important function
researching areas of importance to
student unions. A resource
secretary will be hired by the NUS
central committee in Regina next
month.
NUS's next full meeting will be in
May.
Gibson victim, not loser
Gibson said he is in favor of
"fairly complete" disclosures of
campaign financing and expenditures.
When asked what he meant by
"fairly complete", he said
donations under a certain amount
should be anonymous. He
disagreed with current Liberal
legislation which would require the
identity of any donor giving more
than $100.
He said the level should be $500
instead of $100, and quipped "it
should be tied to the cost of living
index."
He expressed confidence in his
chances in the Feb. 7 byelection,
saying "the arithmetic is there. We
can win."
He compared Premier Dave
Barrett's government to Trudeau's
administration after the 1968
landslide victory.
"Optimism was high; nobody
predicted that the Trudeau
government would lose support as
fast as they did. And Barrett is
losing support even more quickly.
"Barrett complains that his
government has done a lot of good
work, but is misunderstood by the
people. I disagree, I think that the
people do understand, and there is
a lot of resentment to the NDP in
Capilano."
He emphasized the Liberal party
is the "only real alternative to the
NDP."
"The Socreds are a one-man
party; now they've got an
imitation Bennett. The Tories were
strong federally but weak
provincially. Their only members
in the assembly defected from
other parties."
As for the Majority Movement,
he said "their simplistic ideas are
dangerous, and, as far as I'm
concerned, they're dead."
Gibson criticized the NDP for the
way they treat the resources industries as "enemies," instead of
as the "managers of our resources."
He also expressed opposition to
putting any housing on the
University Endowment lands,
saying that at the rate Vancouver
f/as growing at, the move would
mly be "buying time. In a year
hey would be faced with the
problem again."
He said a Liberal provincial
government, which he predicted
for B.C. by 1976 would encourage
people and secondary industries to
locate themselves outside of the
Fraser Valley and Lower
Mainland. Page 4
THE       UBYSSEY
Friday, January 18, 1974
Senate sucker
for paranoia
The graduate studies faculty, for a while there, had
found something new to be paranoid about — students.
The faculty is such a hotbed of intrique and politics
that only 60 of its 1,200 professors bother to show up for a
faculty meeting.
Dean Ian McTaggart-Cowan and faculty profs saw a
problem; so did their senate colleagues — and it wasn't
academic apathy.
If the senate's five per cent student representation
guideline was adhered to in the faculty, 60 students could
show up for a meeting.
This meant students, rather than profs, could decide
upon the size of the biffies in the Leon Koerner memorial
washroom. Students may have even voted each other keys
to the washroom.
Cowan, understandably, told senate his faculty was
concerned.
Therefore Cowan's senate colleagues voted to lower
their already minimum standards to allow only 30 of those
dangerous students to take part in faculty meetings.
Profs in the grad faculty let out a collective sigh of
relief Thursday after the outcome of the vote was known:*
they still don't have to show up for faculty meetings.
Absurdly, the argument against student representation,
trotted out on solemn occasions by old crocks in all
faculties, is that students are irresponsible.
They cannot be depended upon to take interest in the
serious affairs of their faculty. Students won't be devoted to
the holy processes and secret rites of faculty business and as
a result things will fall apart, we are told.
Yet attendance by devoted, educated, mature, serious
professors in grad faculty meetings is on the average five per
cent.
If only three of the overwhelming 30 student
representatives the generous UBC senate permits show up at
meetings, they'll beat the professors' proportion 2 to 1.
The defence rests.
As for the UBC senate, the whole affair demonstrates
once again what a decisive policy-setting body that great
forum for meaningful debate has become.
After months of inconclusive debate senate finally
agreed to a 25 per cent maximum and five per cent
minimum student representation.
Student leaders quite justifiably blasted this pathetic
proportion as inadequate but eventually went along with it
becuase it was a start; they really didn't have any choice.
But the first time a poor faculty claims that a massive
five per cent student representation could lead to a takeover
of faculty affairs by heathens, hippies and worse, commies,
senate relaxes its rules.
Just what is the point of senate policy and guidelines?
The point to be drawn from this is that the rules senate
makes are rules only so long as they serve the administration
— once senate guidelines start serving students they are no
longer rules.
It makes us wonder why senate even bothered with the
whole silly exercise of setting up guidelines in the first
place.
THE UBYSSEY
JANUARY 18, 1974
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 writer 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 offices are located in room
241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; advertising,
228-3977       Co-editors: Vaughn Palmer, Michael Sasges
Lowing in the manger, Gary Coull and Vaughn Palmer slowly
munched hay while onlookers Mike Sasges, Marise Savaria, Lesley Krueger
and Doug Rushton — a gaggle of geese — commented on the dried and
fossilized remains of Alan Doree, who was in reality a dozen cowchips, and
swooned at the awesome flesh of the resident rooster, Jake van der Kamp.
"What is he, a Bearded Wonder?" Rick Lymer speculated. "No, a Flying
Dutchman," Moe Sihota replied. Sharon Stevenson and David Fuller, two
ducks wanting to take over the Goose Movement, bumped nonchalantly
into Denise Chong and Ralph Maurer. Sue Vohanka, laying eggs, just barely
avoided the pitchfork full of flak Ryon Moooooooooo Guedes threw into
the barn.
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Letters
K. H«r»cH '79
Rape!
I am truly amazed at the number
of women being raped on this
campus. And dammit, it has got to
stop!
Women athletics is being
manipulated, toyed, and finally
screwed so often by so many
groups that we are beginning to
accept it as commonplace.
Having come from Alberta, UBC
was recommended as the pride of
West Coast athletics as far as
coaching went, as compared to the
pimple of protest in Burnaby. I
chose UBC, but now wish I had
chosen Simon Fraser University.
At least they have an indoor pool
and it gets cold enough in the
winter to practice figure skating
outside.
I came to UBC and what did
women's athletics really have to
offer? One pool — come — ice rink,
two crowded gymnasiums, and as
much support from the students as
a size 38 bra on a 12-year-old.
Figure skating for women was out
of the question — no budget. Synchronized swimming was out — no
pool and no budget to rent a pool.
The only activity that women's
athletics could, offer one was
selling raffle tickets, peanut brittle
and chocolate bars to raise money
for athletics.
Unfortunately the training
schedule proved to be too tiring!
The question arises: Who is
shafting women's athletics at
UBC? The answer is simple: 1)
women, and 2) all students.
How do women think they are
going to get anywhere if they sit
back and watch their budget going
down the drain?
How can athletics in general
expect to get anywhere on a five-
dollar athletic fee? Alberta is going
to increase their fee to $24 this
year.
Coaches have their hands tied by
penny anti-students. All students,
especially women should get off
their asses, stop selling peanut
brittle, and question themselves,
the Alma Mater Society, and the
administration on the length of the
club they are getting beat with.
Christine Norberg
education 5
Prune
From the editorial page of the
Vancouver Prune, Jan. 17, 1984.
Item: The Cabinet today ordered
seizure of a free city edition of the
Georgia Straight, saying
distribution would drastically
reduce the advertising revenue of
the government-owned Vancouver
Prune.
As we have said before, the
Prune still supports some sort of
ban on the free paper because it
would aggrandize the revenue of
the profit-making Straight at the
expense of a non-profit government service, the Prune.
Our opposition to the Straight
city edition is not based on jealousy
of its 'quality' nor distaste for its
conflicting policies. We have the
word of our Prime Minister, Mr.
Dave Barrett, who we have come
to trust, that our advertising
revenue would be hurt by the free
edition.
It is apparent to us that there is a
limited pool of advertising and if
the Straight's circulation is to
increase to meet the cost of 25,000
free copies, which the owner Dan
McLeod admits it must, it will have
to come from the Prune.
McLeod is not adopting his city
edition out of devotion to his
readership (the raison d'etre of the
Prune). He freely admits it is a big
risk (economically). While the
Straight is a money-making enterprise it is also struggling, and it
can hardly afford the risk if it
weren't possible to make money on
it.
Therefore as we've said before,
it would be wrong for his money-
making scheme to hurt what is
clearly a non-profit service to the
people of British Columbia.
Arnold Allegorical
Bird brain
Can you remember the year of
the Brock Peeper; or the year of
the Crabs; or the fighting Young
Socialists. Those were the
revolutionary days, my son, and
now finally another cause of
similar magnitude presents itself.
My young radical days long
again for revolutionary expression, for low, (sic), someone
(probably a beautiful person) has
made me realize how arrogant I
have been toward the creatures of
the air.
Rennie Davis, Jane Fonda, my
deepest apologies for not having
considered the birds which have
lost their lives by flying into the
windows of this institution.
Someone, obviously a true
humanist, thoughtfully reminded
me by a poster on the window of the
passageway between the office
corridor and the 220s classrooms of
Buchanan of the fowls killed after
colliding into this and other windows. Bomb throwers, faculty club
invaders, placard carriers, your
mission, destroy the university,
level the site, plant trees and
gather worms and straw for the
birds of the Point Grey area. For
truthfully aren't the birds, not we
students, the ones to whom the
most injustice is incurred upon by
the university?
Skinner and the psychology
department, your mission is to
instruct by reinforcement and the
rest of your tricks the birds into
avoiding solid objects while in
flight; engineers, build the perfect
nest; home economics, a proper
bird diet; education, a better
curriculum for bird raising; and
the arts faculty, a course in
aesthetic bird appreciation.
Johan Sparrow
7236705
Nostril
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Journalism most foul! Contrary
to a misquote published in what is
unfortunately UBC's only
newspaper, nosepicking is largely
a physiologically rather than a
culturally-inspired phenomenon (if
such an activity may be considered
in any sense inspired).
What I did say (The Ubyssey,
Sept. 26,1958) was that the general
reaction to this statue (Jacob
Epstein's Christ) would probably
be one of nosepicking indifference.
I did not make the statement attributed to me ("every time I see a
photograph of that thing, I want to
pick my nose"), not being in the
habit of discussing my own hygenic
usages for publication and rather
liking the statue in any event.
Yours nasally,
Gordon Gibson
This letter was reprinted by
popular demand from the UBC
Young Progressive Conservatives,
from The Ubyssey, Sept. 30, 1958—
Eds.
The Ubyssey welcomes letters!
from all readers.
Letters should be signed and, if
possible, typed.
Anthro hires
Charles Darwin
By ALAN DOREE
Being an anthropology major I noted with interest the hiring of
Charles Darwin by the department.
I interviewed him in the lab where he was stored for 87 years, prior to
activation, since being purchased from a private British collector.
"Anthropology is criticized for being useless. Why?"
"Because it is useless, shmuck."
"What can we do?"
"Daydreaming is good therapy. I always pretend I'm a quarterback.
Or wear a hair shirt to atone for being an anthropologist in the first
place. Failing that, there's always methadone treatment."
"What do anthropologists do?"
"Our main function is to dig things out of the ground that indicate God
doesn't exist."
He pulled a hub cap-sized stone tablet from his pocket and said, "I've
a good example here." Sure enough, carved on the tablet was, 'God does
not exist.'
He idly dropped the tablet on a collection of priceless artifacts.
"Anthropologists are big in the primitive people market. It's important
to study primitives because they're dying out and we'll have to look
elsewhere for thesis topics. Maybe we can get grants to study each
other."
"What can anthro students do?"
"Teach, what else? Train anthropologists to train future generations
of anthropologists, although I hear there are lots of openings for encyclopedia salesmen now.
"What will be your job in the department?"
"To do what all old anthropologists do, become a permanent
exhibition of fossilization in action." Cars and Eyes by Herb Gilbert
Page Friday
477-74-7 — an exhibition of the work of seven Fine Arts professors
at the Fine Arts Gallery to February 15 — pf. 2
Mouths by Glen Lewis
photos by marise savaria Boohs
Me phis to's memoirs
One Damn Thing After Another
by Hugh Garner
McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1973
Hugh Garner's autobiography fully lives up to
its irreverent title. One Damn Thing After
Another is just that— a mad, grab-yer-hat gallop
through six decades with one of Canada's best-
known practitioners of fiction.
Autobiographies hold a special kind of
fascination. Graham Greene, another gifted
storyteller, writes that "an autobiography is
only 'a sort of life' — it may contain less errors of
fact than a biography, but it is of necessity even
more selective". Putting together this book,
Garner varies his loosely-chronological
narrative with excerpts from his published work
and lively comments on the past, present and
future of Canadian writing and publishing. The
result is a rich and compelling collection of his
experiences and observations.
Hugh Garner was born in England but moved
at six to Toronto's East End. Here, in "the
largest Anglo-Saxon slum in North America", he
had to rely on his own practical and imaginative
resources, a condition which helped set the independent mold of his character. Garner recalls
his boyhood exploits and misadventures with
humor and tolerance. His experience of urban
slum life provided the core material for a widely-
acclaimed novel, Cabbagetown (1950,
republished 1968).
Garner left school at 16 in time to greet the
Depression, and the first freight train out of
Toronto. During the '30s he crisscrossed North
America on the rails, working periodically at a
succession of unspectacular jobs — from copy
runner at the Toronto Star to circus property
boy.
In 1937 Garner was drawn by the idealistic
magnet of the Spanish Civil War. He relates
wryly how, with quiz show spoils of homburg and
spats, he must have seemed a quixotic recruit
for the anti-fascist International Brigades.
After a wartime stint with the navy, Garner
returned to Toronto and a precarious existence
as a writer. His perseverance eventually paid
off, however. In the following two decades he
published dozens of memorable short stories
(many of which were subsequently produced by
the CBC as radio and TV dramas) and several
novels. In 1963 he won the Governor-General's
Award for Fiction with Hugh Garner's Best
Stories.
Garner tells his own story with great zest. He
seems to take a Mephistophelian delight in his
lonely rebelliousness — at times abrasive and
unreasonable but always entertaining. His
sharpest thrusts are reserved for the literary
party ("an anachronism that brings together
authors who do not write and book lovers who do
not read") and Canadian nationalists ("the
nationality of a writer's publisher is as
irrelevant as the nationality of the guy who blows
you up with a bomb"). Take that, Jack McClelland.
Finally, some advice for would-be writers:
"The formal education a fiction writer needs . . .
is a grade school ability to spell the words of his
language and the skill to place them in a sentence one after the other".
Rob Harvey
Exhibitions
Academic arts
477-74-7 is an ambitious, many-sided showing
that brings together the work of seven professors
in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program. The accent is clearly on variety, both in the themes and
concerns of the artists and in the media through
which these themes are presented to the
viewer/participant.
The North Vancouver mudflats and their
unique community of squatters is the subject of
Tom Burrows' slide exhibit, Maplewood Mudflats. Burrows' slides capture the changing
moods of the tidal estuary and the quiet anarchy
of the squatter's existence: "the lunar rhythms
of the tide, no telephone, no electricity, few
words".
Burrows' celebration of the values inherent in
the mudflat community takes on an exploded,
playful dimension in Herb Gilbert's exhibit,
ESP: The Earthling Survival Party.
Gilbert, a resident zany whose eco-antics have
earned him a certain measure of notoriety, plays
adeptly with the concept of art as a game. Plays-
on-words and visual puns naturally abound. In
his designed environment things are quite'
literally turned inside-out — but the comic
principle reigns supreme.
Toby MacLennan's approach to her "sculpture/performance piece" is more serious but
equally inventive. She describes her medium as
"self, paint, rocks, wood, mirror, mylar, rope,
window, bushes room". One feels that the
catalog's description of this work — "mystery
being its chief element" — cannot be improved
upon.
Richard Reid's suite of paintings is a bewitching elaboration of sensuous shapes which
possess, at the same time, the monumental
stillness and simplicity of sculptural forms.
Two of the exhibits in 477-74-7 feature the work
and activities of teachers with their students:
Roy Kiyooka's photo-collage and slide exhibit,
Artscanada afloat at Long Beach, and Glenn
Lewis' retrospective documentation of his
students' work. The latter collection of
photographs tends unfortunately to resemble the
Fine Arts pages of a high school annual. A
display of selected student works would have
been more welcome.
The last exhibit (we have been proceeding in a
meandering clockwise circuit) is The Fine Arts
Gallery in Retrospect, compiled by Michael
Morris. This exhibit tells us where the gallery
has been and suggests directions it is likely to
take in the future. One direction currently being
pushed by the department is for the gallery to
provide a working collection for Fine Arts
students, particularly those studying art history.
Students are invited to communicate their
opinions via a questionnaire.
Rob Harvey
Horse onera
Eastwood cops out
Director: Ted Post
Screenwriter: John Milius
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Adele
Yoshioka
Just another shoot-out flick.
That's Ted Post's Magnum Force. An apparent sequel to Dirty Harry, it fails to reach its
potential. Instead, the movie sinks into the
comfortable depths of mediocrity.
Like Skyjack, and Westworld, it is the latest in
a trend toward a TV-like approach toward
feature films. All carry the characteristics of the
boob-tube quickies; stereo-types, avoiding real
issues, and supplying quick entertainment
without an effort to carry a message beyond
Bang, Bang, Kill, Kill, Bleed, Bleed and Screw,
Screw.
Clint Eastwood plays "Dirty Harry" Callahan
retired to the boring task of stake-out officer.
However, Harry being Harry, and John Milius'
script being what it is, he quickly kills a hijacker
and a gang who attempt to rob a Cost Plus store.
As welL^ Harry views more corpses than you can
shake a morgue slab at.
The main thrust of the plot is the establishment
of a death squad, like the infamous Brazil Death
Squad, on the San Francisco motorcycle
department. The possible executioners are
quickly narrowed down and any observer can
readily tell who's "dun it" and who the doers are.
The question of the place of the police and the
courts in the realm of justice and the role of the
policemen as an enforcement not a judiciary
agent are totally ignored except for a terse bit of
dialogue between Eastwood and Hal Holbrook,
who plays Harry's superior.
However, several bits of the film are harassed good. The impersonal, modern, almost
mythical nature of society's super-macho-men
defenders (vigilantees) is captured by the
leather outfits, helmets and dark sunglasses of
the killer cops as they eliminate their victims.
As for the now traditional chase about the San
Franciscan hills, Post manages to come up with
some exciting sequences although any director
must watch for the cliche of such chases.
All in all, the movie goer, if he doesn't get off
on violence for the sake of itself, might spend a
more profitable time reading a bad book.
Rick Lymer
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THE       UBYSSEY
Friday, January 18, 1974 Movies:
Jonathan L. Student
The Paper Chase; directed by James
Bridges, starring Timothy Bottoms,
Lindsay Wagner, and John Houseman.
The Paper Chase, now playing at the
Park Royal twin theatres, is a pleasantly
pointless film on the surface; it reminds
one of those two hour "movies" that are
made for TV, and are really pilots for up-
and-coming serial shows. And it is easy
to imagine the plot of this film spun out
and repeated endlessly week after week
— nothing much happens, but it adheres
to the general sit-com formula: boy
meets girl, boy's work (in this case law
school) makes constant demands on their
relationship, and an added twist makes
the girl's father the boy's most
demanding professor — it's a combination of Bewitched and Bridget Loves
Bernie, with a bit of liberated vocabulary
thrown in. As a matter of fact it wouldn't
make that bad a TV show, considering
the competition, but to pay two dollars to
see it in a theatre would be ridiculous.
Since the film is about students and
"student life", it is interesting that the
distributors didn't run it in a theatre
nearer one of the universities. But it
makes sense — the sense of university
life is culled right out of Love Story and
Three In The Attic; it would be ignored at
the Dunbar. There are attempts at a
more realistic attitude, but they are
under-developed at best, and despair
without apparent motive becomes virtually comic. But not comic enough —
this isn't a particularly funny movie.
There are several sections that could
have been developed into fine, funny and
suspenseful scenes, but when they aren't
simply left unrealized, leaving no impression whatsoever, they are twisted
into pat little Hallmark-card messages
on "life". It would be interesting to
compare the film with the original novel
— there are a number of suggestions that
this material was at some point a fairly
coherent statement.
A couple of months ago,, The Ubyssey
received a "Campus Press Kit" from the
distributors of The Paper Chase. It
contained several glossy photos,
biographies of all the principles, a plot
summary, and technical information, an
unbelievable amount of flack. And on
every second page, there was a comparison of Timothy Bottoms and, believe
it or not, James Dean. "Timothy has the
same intense, brooding quality of Dean,
and the raw native acting talent that can
become electric on the screen ... a
loner, . . .'he is currently interested in
the plight of the American Indian and
Oriental philosophy." Now all this is very
nice, and Bottoms is a natural and
pleasing performer, but he has about as
many of the qualities of James Dean as
does Don Knotts. And if there is an implied comparison between this film and
Rebel Without A Cause, well, it just won't
wash. This film is about as radical as
Jonathon Livingstone Seagull.
The final scenes has Bottoms and his
girlfriend vacationing on Cape Cod, when
the mail arrives with his grades. Bottoms, without looking at them, folds them
into a paper airplane and throws them
into the ocean. Hot stuff. If the movie had
been a parody of young middle-class
"rebellion" it would be perfect, but there
has been no indication that it is a parody.
We are meant to take this as an act of
liberation, but the fact is that Bottoms
knows that he has done well, and as any
student immediately realizes, another
copy of his transcript is just a phone call
away.
It is frankly depressing that so much
time and money should be invested in
this kind of idiocy under the guise of
"relating" to student audiences. The film
is really only bad in the light of the hype
that has been built up around it; if it had
been less pretentiously publicized it
could be dismissed as mindless entertainment. But if the film is meant as
study of university life, one can only
wonder if we're really worth all the attention.
Gordon Montador
Sub Cine
Five ways of slaughtering time
Kurt Vonnegut Jr., the breakfast-of-champions
stream of consciousness guru of the lost time plotline
troopers, attacks SUB Cine with his wonderfully wild
"unstuck" imagination this weekend. Ray Hill's fine
directoral interpretation of Vonnegut's novel treat the
film-going audience to a very well photographed "unstuck-in-time" trip to the hot and cold ovens of Slaughter
House Five.
Michael Sacks comes on as the loveable (but upstaged by his dog) little Billy Pilgrim, the G.I. turned
O.D. turned time tripper who has indeed become "unstuck-in-time". It's only in the outer limits of Vonnegut's
finely turned implausability (some call it science-
fiction?) that he can stretch his proto-protagonist thru
his childhood, the second world war, his marriage to the
safe suburban American success syndrome, to reach an
incredible plane crash survival and the far-out outer
limits of the planet of Tralfamadore. The
Tralfamadorians prove to be congenial kidnappers, or
better yet "timenappers", who have snatched the frail
Billy and placed him in a "Pilgrim's Progress" time
warp continuum. The sweetness-and-light bodyless
Tralfamadorians want him in their "zoo" to study and
propagate. They "timenap" sexy Valerie Perrine,
playing the luscious Montana Wildhack (Kurt do you
believe that?), from her burlesque act for the "proper
propagating" (she jumps him, and the first question the
peeping and throbbing Tralfamadorians ask is an ecstatic "Are you mating now?".
It is all in the jumpcutting-tongue-in-typewriter
pseudo S/F sassyness that Vonnegut flings his
characters around with that provides so much of the
high camp fun. The fanaticalness of a fellow POW, the
murder of his best G.I. buddy, and the mass-murder
blitz-bombing of Dresden by the American and British
Strategic Bomber fleets are the underlined knifepoint
punctuation where Vonnegut's unstuck humor turns
very blackly sardonic and the film takes on a vitality
that rises above the sometimes all too unsubtle
animation. Billy Pilgrim backed by his Tralfamadorian
"godfathers" leads a charmed life thru the twin madnesses of war and suburbia to eventually escape the rat
race and become an enshrined prize specimen, with
Montana as his queen, on another planet. He also
becomes a prophetic folk hero, and lectures to the
awestruck unwashed masses about the mythical
apropos planet of Tralfamadore. And perhaps this is
Vonnegut's irritatingly clever way of laughing at us all,
of placing all our petty little provincialities in "zoos" of
his own keeping. Perhaps this is his superbly sardonic
way of snickering at all of mankind's "little follies that
kill" and offering at the same time a chance to escape
via the endless vent of soaring imagination?
In any case Hill's photography is startingly fresh
and all the visual linkage for the all too frequent
"jumping around" in plotline time are superb! While the
acting suffers and the seeming unsufferable inanities of
plot complications tend to drag (and I do mean drag) at
times,   all   in   all   the   sheer   improbability   of   this
elephantine imaginative effort seems to pull it thru.
Slaughter House Five showings are tonight 7:00 and 9:30
p.m., Saturday again at 7:00 and 9:30 and then again on
Sunday night (check the ad for times).
Eric Ivan Berg
Eastward . •. ho!
The Vancouver East Cultural Centre will present a
variety of theatre, dance, film, music and children's
programs in the next few months.
Theatrical works include Lady Audley's Secret, a
Victorian melodrama presented by the Theatre Arts
Department of Langara College, on January 17-19 at 8
p.m. Admission is $1.
Harold Pinter's The Caretaker is showing January
29 - February 9 (except Monday, February 4). Presented
by the Western Canada Theatre Company under the
direction of Tom Kerr, with Robert Clothier as Davies
and Peter Haworth as Aston. Admission is $2 weekdays
and $2.50 weekends. At 8:30 p.m.
The Tamanhaus Theatre Workshop will present a
month long retrospective of works now in repertoire. All
performances are Wednesday - Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Admission is $2. The works are Dracula Two February
13-16, The Bacchae February 20-23, Tom Braidwood's
film Inside the Reflection February 27 - March 2 (based
on Jeremy Long's play The Final Performance of
Vaslav Nijinsky). The series concludes with John Gray's
adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest March 6-9.
In conjunction with Pacific Cinematheque, the
Centre is presenting a film series entitled "Monday at
8". All shows are Monday at 8 p.m. Admission is $1.
January will be the films of Michelangelo Antonioni.
February will be early films of Federico Fellini. These
are La Notte on January 21, and Eclipse on January 28.
The Fellini series starts on February 4 with Variety
Light, the seamy world of show business. The White
Sheik on February 11 shows the danger of living in a
world of one's illusions. I Vitelloni on February 18
portrays the Vitelloni (fatted calves), the overgrown
youths who drift aimlessly, with no purpose in life. The
series winds up with Nights of Cabiria on February 18,
the story of a prostitute who is also a symbol of
humanity.
As a bonus for old timers or nostalgia weirdies the
Vancouver Film Society is presenting a series of antique
films. Lon Chaney is the 1924 Phantom of the Opera. This
silent film contains the original color footage. February
26 (I'm so excited I can hardly type this!) is the one and
only Son of the Sheik starring the famous Vilna Banky
and the man with the bedpan face, Rudolph Valentino.
March 26 Laurel and Hardy are the Sons of the Desert in
a 1935 silent classic.
Vancouver performer Pat Rose has a singalong for
all you dingalings on January 12. On January 19 Hagan
Biggs and Keith Pepper revive last year's successful
children's participation theatre Spooky, the Arctic Owl.
Dirk's Marionettes present the story of Ru'mpelstilstkin
on January 26. A series of short international films will
highlight February 2. The Genesis Theatre Company
presents an original play for children, North to the North
Pole, on February 9.
The Centre through a grant from the Vancouver
Foundation is sponsoring a regular series of concerts
every other Sunday evening. Entitled "Sunday at 8" this
series will consist of twenty concerts by leading Vancouver artists. Admission is $1.
George Zukerman, bassoonist, has a concert on
January 27. An unusual concert recital is promised for
February 10. A violin and guitar duo with Carlo Novi and
Chris Jordan.
The Purcell String Quartet, currently artists-in-
residence at SFU, are coming directly from Carnegie
Hall on February 24, with the same program presented
in New York.
The Gallery Singers Chamber Choir under the
direction of Frederick Carver are in concert on March
10. On March 24 Musique Par Coeur presents recent
Canadian, Japanese and European music.
Other concerts include Renaissance Lute Songs on
January 16. This recital is sponsored by the Vancouver
Early Music Society. Ray Nurse is on lute and Ingrid
Suderman on piano. This is Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.
Admission is $1.50. A free concert on Tuesday, February
12 at 9:00 p.m. is Stockhausen's work for six voices under
the direction of Patrick Wedd.
The Vancouver East Cultural Centre is at 1895
Venables Street, Venables and Victoria, 254-9578.
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Friday, January 18, 1974
THE       UBYSSEY Drama
'Broads' and bombs
JACK WETHERALL . .. expostulating
Mandragola
by Niccolo Machiavelli
directed and adapted by Stephen Katz at the Playhouse
A hazard of producing Renaissance plays (or any
historical piece for that matter) is crossing the bridge
between then and now. Directors have built their bridges
with various materials in the past. Some transform the
play into modern dress and scenery. Others update the
script, as Katz has done with his adaptation. The
dialogue is easily followed, and liberally sprinkled with
choice phrases from literary giants, such as
Shakespeare. Katz also chose to doctor it a little, in order
to overcome the play's shortcomings for a modern
audience. Katz constructed a fine bridge, and despite a
few cracks, he did a fine job.
Mandragola is a difficult play to work with.
Machiavelli was a diplomat and political scientist, and
although he is hailed as the finest writer Italy has ever
produced, his dramas have serious failings. It is a
stylized situation comedy, with predictable characters
and incidents. The characterizations are superficial
and uneven. There is little conflict, and no tension
whatsoever. It is not even a Machiavellian statement on
humanity. Agreed, a message or three is made on the
nature of men, but the play is primarily concerned with
broad, bawdy farcical comedy.
In true Playhouse style, Mandragola is mounted
lavishly and luxuriantly upon the stage. Mary Kerr's set
is imaginative and impressive, but subtly does not
overpower or interfere with the characters. An open
centre stage court encompasses all of the action. The
costumes are breathtaking. In pure visual terms, the
audience's eyes will never be bored.
Alex Pauk's musical compositions are not entirely
necessary, but they are handled with good taste and are
never obtrusive.
The first act is a long hour and a quarter, but the
pacing and tempo compensates for this adequately. The
rather crude and unsophisticated exposition technique
Machiavelli used for the beginning is a serious handicap,
but Katz manages it well. He attacks it head-on, and
posts three Zannies (clowns who are present throughout
the play) with an EXPOSITION banner throughout the
scene. Somewhat like melodrama.
However, these Zannies are the major crack in the
bridge, and the play suffers for it.
Obviously, Katz felt the play cannot entertain on its
own merits alone, and it needed some drastic bolstering
if it is to hold an audience's attention. Unfortunately, one
of the first rules of theatre is that action, real action on
the stage, is far more than just people busily and frantically moving about on stage. The Zannies never leave
the audience's focus. They pantomime, dance and
emphasize aspects of dialogue and the plot.
However, they not only upstage actors, but also steal
scenes entirely, and this is wrong. They are more
distracting then anything else, and overdone.
Perhaps something should be said about plays which
are past their prime, and should be looked at with an
academic eye, not a theatrical one. If a director must
compensate for major failings, why choose the play in
the first place? Compared to the Arts Club production,
Katz is far and away ahead of the game, and is to be
commended for his effort. Nevertheless, there is a
connection between the two productions, and perhaps
the matter of revival should be examined more closely.
Stephen Morris
Light up the Sky
by Moss Hart
directed by Otto Lowy at the Arts Club
When a play is dated, it shows. It shows not only in
the costumes and period setting, but in the dialogue and
content of the play which was geared for an audience
(and tastes perhaps) which has disappeared. Take Light
up the Sky for instance. There were references made to
Bernard Shaw's ninetieth birthday. The beginning of the
cold war. Anargument with Anderson. And the threat of
the Bomb. Well, not everything is so dated, because the
Bomb is not only unforgotten 26 years later, but alive
and well at the Arts Club.
Moss Hart's play is the classic routine of the
Hollywood or Broadway scene, and the people and
behavior it contains. Everybody and everything is
phoney and cruel, and it will ruin the best of anybody.
Place within this scene a sweet innocent young boy,
dewy-eyed with his first produced play, and you have the
makings of a humorous, perhaps moralistic play.
Perhaps ... in 1948.
Audiences are somewhat more select and
sophisticated in 1974, and the approach and humor this
play has to offer just doesn't measure up to standard.
Add to the situation a lacklustre production, and
Moss Hart's play badly suffers.
Hart's people are stock characterizations.
Such characters pose a formidable problem for the
best directors, and unfortunately Otto Lowy does not
manage it. He chose to accentuate Hart's style, and
consequently the characters are stictly unbelievable.
One dimensional, cardboard cut-outs, they are very
boring.
The play is given free reign it seems to run itself,
like a wound up toy. There is little empathy, humanity or
warmth to what transpires on stage, or understanding.
There are some good words to be said. Redg
Reynolds' set is commendable, and the costumes
(particularly Gerry daman's) are outstanding. Furthermore, the attempts to capture the spirit of the era
with band music during intermission is appreciated. Yet
it is not enough to capture the spirit of the play.
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THE       UBYSSEY
Friday, January 18, 1974 Friday, January 18, 1974
THE      UBYSSEY
Page 9
Postal workers union wants boycott
The Canada Post office wants
Canadians to start using the new
postal code, but the postal workers
have other ideas.
The Canadian Union of Postal
Workers, representing inside
postal workers, wants the public to
boycott the new postal codes until
officials shelve current plans
which the union fears will lead to
wage stagnation.
The six-digital codes fit into the
post office's multi-million dollar
mechanization scheme allegedly
designed to speed mail service.
The post office has purchased
$110 million in sorting equipment,
much of it from International
Telephone and Telegraph Corp.
and the new codes are necessary to
make it operational. Figures are
not known on the cost of the
massive building program across
the country to house the new
machines.
Under the system, hundreds of
postal workers will be declared
"coders". They will sit at a
keyboard and punch a signal on
every piece of mail they handle.
After being assigned the signal,
the mail will be automatically
sorted.
The post office management has
made a written committment to
the workers that no postal worker
will lose her job or bereclassified
into a lower rate of pay.
Post office information officer
Jim Cowan claimed the new
system will improve working
conditions.
"The new plants will be quieter,
cleaner, and have better rest
areas," he said.
However,    union    secretary-
treasurer Art Harrison disagrees.
He says the coders' job will be just
as demanding as the manual
sorters.
But the union's chief complaint is
that the coders receive
significantly less pay 'than they do
as manual sorters. The post office
has created a new lower pay
classification to accomodate the
coders.
If a worker is assigned a job
where the normal rate is lower
than his current rate, he would be
frozen at his current salary until
the rate for the classification had
caught up.
"He could be deprived any raise
in pay for five or six years," said
Harrison. "Although the committment doesn't sound bad at
first, you can see that it would be
possible to be frozen at the same
rate of pay for 10 years."
When the post office introduced
the mechanization system to the
union during the contract
negotiations in July 1972, the
hourly rate for coders was set at
$2.94, while the rate for manual
sorters was $3.69.
At the old rates former manual
sorters would make $3.69, even if
the post office employees received
a 50 cent an hour wage boost. The
rate for coders would be $3.44 and
former sorters could not expect
any raise until the coders' rate
exceeded $3.69 an hour.
Harrison appeared disheartened
about the long-term prospects for
postal workers, and expects almost
every manual sorter to be
reclassified as a coder.
"If the government gets away
with  the postal codes  the  way
Not even f
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worth response
CALGARY (CUP) — The
Reflector, the student newspaper
at Mount Royal College, tried to
get student response on their food
services.
In the Dec. 17 issue the paper
devoted page 3 to a list of ways to
force the food services, run by the
college, to provide more variety in
their fare.
"Everyone complains about it,"
said Lawrence Bedder, the person
Food for thought at conference
Do you want food for thought on
nearly every aspect of nutrition?
If so UBC's first nutrition conference starting Monday in SUB
will provide all anyone needs.
This six-day conference is free
and includes 21 presentations on
everything from weight problems
and body malfunctions to the
sociology of eating and foods of the
future. Aided by a $300 Alma Mater
Society grant and donations,
conference organizers Leslie Rose
> and Ian MacCallum have
assembled 48 experts in various
nutrition related areas to speak.
Specific topics of discussion
include daily nutritional needs,
digestion, the Nutrition Canada
Report, popular diets, processed
foods, vitamin supplements, use of
herbs, understanding high food
costs and maternal nutrition.
Each of the 21 sessions will last
about two hours with short
prepared presentations by the
expert panelists. Time will be also
available for small discussion
groups.
There are three sessions daily
Monday to Friday at 12:30 p.m.,
4:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. The conference will end next Saturday
with sessions at 10 a.m., 12 noon, 1
p.m. and 3 p.m. A. B. Morrison, the
assistant deputy heal h and
welfare minister will spe ik next
Saturday at 1 p.m. on the .utrition
Canada Report.
Rose said Thursday the conference will cost between $5,000
and $6,000.
Twice during the conference food
feasts will be held, the first on
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for 50
cents and the second Saturday
noon when everyone is invited to
bring their own food and share in a
potluck lunch.
Here is a complete list of the
conference schedule:
MONDAY: Introduction —
eating and digesting, noon SUB
207; Weight problems and reducing
diets, 4:30 p.m. SUB 207; Film:
Give us this day our daily bread, 7
p.m. SUB ballroom; Canadian
diets today: Common, vegetarian
and macrobiotics, 8 p.m. SUB
ballroom.
TUESDAY: Nutrition against
disease, noon SUB 207; Nutrition,
drugs and alcohol, 4:30 p.m. SUB
207; Nutrition, posture and body
malfunctions, 8 p.m. Ponderosa.
WEDNESDAY: Processed foods
and food additives, noon SUB 207;
The meat we eat, 2:30 p.m. SUB
207; Pesticides and fertilizers, 4:30
p.m. SUB 207; Food feast 5:30 p.m.
SUB ballroom; New interest in
health eating, 7 p.m. SUB
ballroom; Medicine: herbs and
drugs, 8:30 p.m. SUB ballroom.
THURSDAY: Nutrition* -
popular books and authors, noon
SUB 207; The kitchen — food
preparation hints, 4:30 p.m. SUB
207; Religious and cultural comparisons of eating habits, 8 p.m.
SUB ballroom.
FRIDAY: Maternal nutrition,
noon SUB 207; Understanding high
food costs, 2:30 p.m. SUB 207;
Sociology of eating, 4:30 p.m. SUB
207; Foods of the future, 8 p.m.
Ponderosa.
SATURDAY: Physical fitness,
diet and health, 10 a.m.; Food
feast, 12 noon; Nutrition Canada
report, 1 p.m.; Vitamin supplements and megavitamins, 3
p.m. all in the SUB ballroom.
responsible for the page. "If they
don't do anything about it, they
can't complain."
According to Bedder, the quality
of the food is good and the prices
are lower than those of restaurants
"but there's no variety."
Response to the page was immediate. The director of food
services, Marg Dell, went to Clint
Beaton, the business manager of
the students' association,
responsible for the paper, and
according to Bedder asked him to
put pressure on the paper about it.
However Dell denied this saying:
"The attack was not entirely called
for." The services have been in
operation for 11/2 years and according to Dell "we have not had a
large influx of response."
When questioned about the
meeting Beaton said: "We chose to
ignore the attack.
"She (Dell) felt quite safe
because they didn't have any
facts," he added.
"They attacked us (the students
association) too," he said.
"The whole issue was rude."
"Many people agree with us,"
Bedder said. However, he admitted the response from students
had been minimal so far.
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they're planning, our wage position
will deteriorate," he said.
The Toronto CUPW local wanted
to fight the mechanization when
first introduced in July 1972 by
shutting down the Ottawa post
office, but it was over-ruled by
CUPW national office. Now the
union's national doesn't seem at all
interested in organizing the
boycott.
Several locals have never heard
of the boycott.
However, the Ontario NDP is
interested.
Harrison said the CUPW
national leadership is trying to
negotiate a settlement with the
postal officials quietly, but the
issue may become a factor in the
next contract negotiations.
Currently the codes are
operational only in Ottawa. If mail
is addressed to any other location,
using the code now, it is a waste of
ink.
Meanwhile, the post office plans
an extensive television advertising
campaign next month. Officials
refuse to say how successful their
efforts have been so far, but
householders across the country
have received two leaflets already
from the Post Office, and have
been informed of their own postal
codes.
The post office wants the new
coding system to be fully
operational by Jan. 1, 1975, and
expect to begin testing the
equipment this August.
Cowan is adamant in his stand on
the coding question, and sees only
problems for people who don't use
the code, rather than solutions for
the postal workers.
"If people don't use the
codes . . . sorting will be done by
hand and it might take longer. It
stands to reason that if there's no
code and the letter is rejected for
manual sorting, it'll take a little
longer."
But Harrison still isn't impressed with the new plants and
machines.
"With the new plants, the
government will be trying to
reclassify all of us," he said. "The
government doesn't care how
much it spends on new buildings
and new equipment, but it's stingy
when it comes to paying its
workers."
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Name.
Address.
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THE       UBYSSEY
Friday, January 18, 1974
University report says
Refugees need profs' help
CUP Wire Service
A study by Canadian university
groups says the Canadian
academic community should
combine its efforts with other
concerned parties to create a
national body capable of
pressuring the Canadian government on the Chile question.
In a 15-page report submitted to
the World University Service of
Canada, the Association of
Universities and Colleges of
Canada and the Canadian
Association of University
Teachers, a 10-member team
recommended that the association
find places in Canadian universities for its Chilean colleagues.
The federal government should
provide funds to aid the placement
of Chilean professors and that
monies be set aside for Latin-
American graduate students, with
temporary preferential treatment
given to Chilean students.
It is also suggested that Canada
help retrain professionals who
wish to come to Canada from Chile.
There should be co-operation with
students' associations to assure
maximum support is realized.
According to the report, the
military regime is practising
forms of psychological warfare to
ensure it retains control over the
people. There is no opposition from
the media. Distorted broadcasts
attempt to discredit the former
Allende regime and try to make
socialism, communism and
Marxism synonymous with
terrorism. There are strictly en
forced curfews, jets cover the city,
helicopter patrols and nightly
machine guns fire into the air.
The educational system has been
overthrown. In front of every
public building there are two
soldiers, machine guns in hand,
fingers on the trigger. You dare not
confide in anyone, even less use the
telephone to discuss affairs.
While force can only be used as a
temporary repressive measure,
the military moved quickly on the
education system. To truly
eliminate an alternative, you must
eliminate the knowledge of an
alternative.
You rid the schools of all books
carrying even the slightest
reference to political consciousness. This the junta has
done.
Government sources claim the
new regime has increased the
salaries of university professors to
200,000 escudos, 15 times that of the
national average. Like all the
rectors of the universities, most
professors are new.
Professors with many years
service were expelled by accusation, no trial, no formal
charges.
With the new salaries, the new
professors see their objectives and
those of the new government to be
one and the same.
The report claims 6,000 out of
10,000 students were expelled from
one university. The curriculum
was established anew. Most
seriously affected were social
sciences,   political   science,   an-
Hot flashes
Land and law
starts Monday
The Vancouver People's Law
School is offering a free course on
land transactions in three evening
sessions starting Monday at the
Vancouver   Vocational   Institute.
The course, part of a spring
program of free law classes, will
include discussion and instruction
on real estate law, and contracts
and the real estate agent.
Peter Watts from UBC's
commerce faculty will instruct on
the first two evenings. Lyn
Stevens of UBC's law school will
discuss mortgages on the third
night.
Interested persons should
pre-register by phoning 732-0222.
Action
The womens' action group will
hold a meeting today in SUB 205.
Women interested in investigating and discussing the problems
of women on this campus are
invited to attend. And — since the
report on the status of women
was released a year ago next
Wednesday - they're also invited
to do something.
Obviously, the "action" in the
name must be stressed.
Definition
UBC's womens program By
whose definition — a program for
women, will being its third year
with a lecture on the evolution of
women's liberation 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday in the SUB ballroom.
The lecture will be a panel
discussion focusing on the social,
political and economic implications of women's liberation and
presenting insights into the future
of the movement.
The  panel  will be moderated
by Fran Isaacs and will consist of
Gene Errington, Jean Rands, and
Nora D. Randall.
Contact the women's office.
Room 230 SUB, for further
information.
De-bop
It's Jazz Night at the grad
centre tonight.
Students are invited to enter
that sanctity of semi-recognized
academia. Break the barriers of
Thea Koerner house. Bebop their
way past all the MA's slowly
sinking their way into doctordom.
The Lion's Gate Jazz Band is
playing folks, and the action
should start at 8 p.m.
Remember — it's at the grad
centre. Right cozy up against the
faculty club. You'll know it when
you see it. And that's a (slightly
pedantic) promise.
Caf open
The International House cafeteria, which closed before
Christmas, has reopened for 1974.
Located at the corner of West
Mall and Marine Drive, the cafeteria will serve lunch from 11:30
a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday.
thropology, journalism and fine
arts, all subjects that make critical
evaluations of today and yesterday.
The medical college has purged
those members who refused to
strike against Allende.
"The medical college prepared
its list the day after the coup
cataloguing members in the
following manner; to be executed,
to be denounced, to be expelled. We
were able to talk to members of the
last two categories. Their crime
was to refuse to abandon the people
they were working for -. . .
presently banished from the
college are certain members who
have attained international
reputation, who cannot even
practice in a country that is short
of doctors."
Canada, according to the report,
is amongst the least friendly
nations in accepting refugees.
Canada accepted only 71 exiles, far
below the number of many
countries. Cuba accepted 2,500
exiles; West Germany 480; Sweden
560; France 600.
The final date for accepting
Chilean refugees has been moved
back to Feb. 3. The group hopes
that the government will use this
additional period to bring more
refugees into the country.
The delay, however, does not
appear to be sufficient to solve the
problem. The refugees are
currently housed in camps set up
by Chilean churches, under the
protection of the United Nations.
With ttje extension, this sanctuary
expires after Feb. 3.
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GAY PEOPLE OF UBC
Rap session,   8  p.m.  arts one blue
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ONTSOC
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AMS EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Panel   discussion  about struggles  in
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LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY
Worship, church family and
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5 — Coming Events
Women and art
A slide presentation and
discussion on Great Women
Artists — Past and Present will be
held at 8 p.m. Monday in IRC 3.
Karen Peterson and J. J. Wilson
will present a collection of 2,000
slides of women's art from all
media. Discussion is invited on
such questions as: What are
women's themes and images? Is
there a feminine aesthetic? What
will women's art be in the future?
The presentation is free and
open to all.
More buses
UBC is getting improved bus
service.
Municipal affairs minister Jim
Lorimer has promised three extra
trips will be added to the 46 UBC
via Marine bus during the mid-
morning.
Services will start Feb. 1.
Sweat
Local working-class historian
Jack Scott speaks about his
recently-published book Sweat
and Struggle tonight at 8 p.m. at
Spartacus Books, 3rd floor 130
West Hastings.
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THE      U BYSSEY
Page 11
Johnstone smashes the
administration for audience
ByMOESIHOTA
Snow forced the cancellation of
Saturday's soccer match at
Thunderbird Stadium, but coach
Joe Johnstone took full advantage
of the time out to lash out at the
lack of student representation at
most Thunderbird games.
Johnstone did not criticize the
students, but the administration.
He believes that attendance at
most sports events could increase
substantially if proper steps were
taken by the administration.
"One of the most basic things
that can be done is to provide a bus
system to the stadium from a point
such as the education building: I'm
sure a bus system for an hour on
Saturdays wouldn't prove too
costly."
"A lot of students don't know how
to get to the stadium itself,
anyway," he said.
"At the stadium itself, the
concession stands are never open
during the games, and on a cold
day you can't even buy yourself a
hot chocolate," he said.
"If the food services branch
won't send people down there to
work at the stands, I'm sure some
students would volunteer to run the
booths. I know the food services
people want a guaranteed amount
of business, something like $80,
before they'll go down there and
open up, but it's the administration
that's got to take the initial steps,
'and then eventually, the stands will
fill up.
"Besides they must make
enough profit from their cafeterias
in SUB to overcome the initial
losses."
Johnstone also stated increased
publicity from both the campus
Clark beats
Chamberlain
The District Seven Provincial
Playdowns were held at the
Vancouver Curling Club Jan. 10-14.
With 24 teams competing for the
title which leads to the provincial
final at Cranbrook, UBC's entries
placed in two of the top three
positions.
Linda Tweedie's team of Val
Watson, Holly Graves and Janice
Coates finished third overall. They
defeated the A event winner,
Donna Clark, then lost the B event
final when they met UBC's other
team of Marion Chamberlain,
Leslie Carin, Linda Watson and
Kerry Querns.
The Clark team defeated the
Chamberlain team in the deciding
A-B team Monday
ANGLICAN
WORSHIP
every Sunday
9:00 a.m.
Holy Communion
in the Vancouver School
of Theology Chapel of
the Epiphany, 6050
Chancellor Blvd.
Student participation is encouraged in a service which
seeks to express a balance
between traditional and contemporary forms of worship.
Everyone is welcome.
paper and radio statipn could increase attendance.
"Someone should put up a sign
along Marine Drive indicating
exactly how to get to the stadium.
Some of our opposing teams have
trouble finding their way here, and
I'm sure some fans must too."
Johnstone believes the students
are interested in how the campus
teams fare: I can remember when
the old stadium used to be where
SUB is now; we used to get about
2,000 people for a soccer match on
Saturday afternoons, we still
should be able to."
Johnstone seems to have a valid
point. A little administration aid
should be enough to motivate
students to trek out to the stadium
to watch soccer, rugby, or football
games. Most of the campus teams
are competitive enough to be close
to the top in their respective
divisions. UBC teams are about the
only B.C. ones which aren't chronic
losers, they usually win more than
their share of games. Also, the
facilities here are better than most
western universities.
Student attendance at sport
events on other campuses is on a
rise. In eastern Canada, football,
hockey and basketball draw
crowds up to 10,000. The University
of Alberta seldom draws less than
3,000 for their football games.
Attendance here is extremely
low, although the teams are highly
competitive. The problem is that
Thunderbird Stadium is located far
from the centre of campus, unlike
most other universities. But a little
help from our friends in the administration department can make
it more easily accessible.
There is a soccer match on
Saturday at 2 p.m., I'm sure Joe
Johnstone would be pleased to see
. a few fans in the stands.
Bears and Birds battle
Tonight and Saturday the UBC Thunderbirds take on the University of
Alberta Golden Bears in Canada West basketball action.
The Bears, first in the west with a 7-1 record, are rated fourth in
Canada, the only western team in the top 10. Their only defeat this year
came at the hands of the University of Victoria Saturday night.
For the Birds, this two-game series is by far the most important of the
season. It pits Alberta's offence, the strongest in the west, against the
Birds defence, which is the stingiest.
The fact that the Golden Bears are coming off a loss doesn't improve
the Birds' chances to pull off an upset. However, the fine play of Blake
Iverson and Mike MacKay in recent games should keep the game close,
hopefully.
Games start at 8:30 p.m. at.the War Memorial gym'.
Birds unrattled by race
"We don't worry about where we
stand," said Hindmarch. "We're
concerned about playing good
hockey in each game and winning
each one as it comes up. If we get
to first place and the playoffs, fine,
but we don't set that as our goal.
We'll be satisfied if the team plays
well."
In two previous meetings this
season the Birds beat Calgary 6-3
at home and lost 5-2 in Calgary.
This is the second consecutive
road- trip for the Birds who
defeated the University of Saskatchewan Huskies 8-1 and 3-1 Jan. 11
and 12.
By ALAN DOREE
The chance to take first place is
the dream of all hockey coaches,
right?
Not if your name is Bob Hind-
, march.
The Thunderbirds coach said
UBC won't be gunning for first
place against the University of
Calgary Dinosaurs Friday and
Saturday. The Birds' philosophy,
said Hindmarch, is to try and win
each game as it comes and not
worry about any position in the
league standings.
The Birds, with a 5-2 record, are
currently two points behind the
first place Dinos and a sweep of the
series in Calgary would put them
all alone in front.
The Birds' next home stand is
against Calgary Feb. 2.
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THE HUSTLER is alive and well in the basement of SUB. A future
Minnesota Fats dreams of a three bank shot with plenty of english.
UBC hosts 12 teams
The UBC women's basketball teams will host a 12 team tournament
Friday and Saturday.
Competing are teams from Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, Victoria
and Washington.
Western Washington State College, last year's winners, are in section
I with the UBC Junior Varsity. Section I play will take place in gym A of
the new gym complex in the southern end of the campus. Section II, in
which the UBC senior B's are playing, are in gym B.
Play begins Friday at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. It begins Saturday
at 9 a.m. The finals are scheduled for 7 p.m. in gym B and 9 p.m. in gym
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Employment opportunities exist in the Budget Bureau, (Program
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New appointees usually commence employment in the Budget
Bureau which is the staff agency to Treasury Board, the financial
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The work involves program evaluation and policy analysis which
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THE       UBYSSEY
Friday, January 18, 1974
Aggies sling bull all next week
Ubyssey Moo-Moo Bureau
In 1971, at UBC experimental
farm number 2 at Oyster River,
Brian Mennell, an agricultural
sciences student, threw a raw egg
273 feet to be caught by Gordon
Blankstein, another agricultural
science student, thereby setting a
world's record for egg-throwing.
Although egg-throwing is not
offered as an accredited course in
the agriculture sciences faculty, it
is nevertheless indicative of a
certain sense of tradition — among
agriculture students, anyway —
reaching back to 1915 when the
faculty was one of the original
three set up with the founding of
UBC. In accord with those
traditions Aggie Week will begin
'Wednesday, offering students on
campus several days of events
with a back-home-on-the farm
flavor, including: Bull shipping, a
test of skill and endurance; boat
races, a rather euphemistically
named event testing speed and
intestinal elasticity; keg rolling;
and Apple Day, a drive to raise
money for the crippled children's
fund.
' 'The purpose of Aggie Week is to
integrate the agriculture students
with the rest of the campus," Bill
renamed the faculty of
agricultural science. "The original
idea of the faculty was to serve the
people outside the university," she
said. "But the change, to turn the
faculty into one concentrating on
technological development and
research rather than teaching
students the practical aspects of
farming, was a valid one."
Although several courses do
teach the rudiments of farming,
the emphasis in the faculty's
programs is basically toward
scientific study of production needs
and problems, and ranges from
pure research to practical application.
The agricultural economics
department application, for
example, is at work on a computer
program model illustrating the
uses of protein sources.
The agricultural mechanics
department is trying to develop
mechanized picking of raspberries, daffodils and
strawberries, as well as work on
animal waste disposal.
"There is a fallacy shared by
some people that agricultural
science is not a very vigorous
science because we're basically
interested   in  the  application  of
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Awmack, agriculture undergraduate society president,
said Thursday. "It also unites
students in the agriculture faculty
and helps them to get to know one
another."
"The aggies have had their own
special week ever since 1924, when
the Alma Mater Society was first
set up," AMS vice-president
Gordon Blankstein, the egg-
thrower, said. "Each faculty had
its own week then, including arts.
Now only forestry and engineering,
and occasionally a few others do."
The aggies' annual winter dance
has been traced back as far as 1935,
when a Jan. 10 edition of The
Ubyssey announced the time and
place of the Farmers' Frolic. A
Feb. 14, 1946, edition of The
Ubyssey was announcing a "Barn
Dance — a green-inked paper
mainly devoted to the aggies. In a
Jan. 12, I960 edition, there appeared a blue-inked tabloid called
The Moobyssey, a humorous quasi-
lampoon.
"The quality of spirit among the
agriculture students at UBC is an
intangible thing," Anne Mc-
Cullough, executive assistant to
the faculty dean said. "It started
with the university's small
beginnings, with Dr. Klinck as the
first agriculture dean, and
gradual changes in the faculty."
The most important change,
McCullough said, came in 1968
when the faculty of agriculture was
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science to farming methods,"
associate professor Robert Fitz-
simmons told The Ubyssey.
Fitzsimmons cited his research
on the immunization problem of
young chicks in the poultry science
department.
"In understanding the immunization response during hatching and growth, we may find the
answer to dealing with such things
as immunological problems in the
human," he said.
Fitzsimmons said he thought the
faculty should function as a
reference source to farmers, yet at
the same time forge ahead to solve
new problems.
"The majority of UBC
agricultural science graduates,
especially those in agricultural
economics, find work with the
government," Awmack said.
"Those in food sciences go into
industry working breweries, things
like quality control. Some go to
Work on parent's farms, which are
family types of operations."
Awmack cited an article
reprinted from a North Alberta
rural newspaper, The Definition of
a Farmer.
"He must be engineer enough to
run $70,000 worth of machinery and
blacksmith enough to fix it," the
article says. "He must be
economist enough to know when to
buy and when to sell, and bookkeeper enough to spot, the weak
points in his operation.
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