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The Ubyssey Nov 7, 1975

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Array Art show blows $2,
More than $2,700 in Alma
Mater Society funds were spent on
an art show by the art gallery
committee without student council
approval, AMS internal affairs
officer Dave Theessen said
Committee chairman Margaret
Annett resigned from her post Oct.
29 under pressure from the other
members, Theessen said.
Theessen also said that the
committee itself was never ratified
Jpy council, had no authority to
"spend AMS funds, and could be
held liable for the expenditures.
Theessen said art gallery
committee funds were frozen Oct.
21 and the committee restructured
at a student council meeting Oct.
The committee had previously
been a subcommittee of the SUB
management committee headed
by former AMS co-ordinator Lake
Sagaris was unavailable for
comment Thursday
Theessen said the committee's
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TAKING OVER SUB, bubbling, gurgling and multiplying at horrendous rates, giant food services
milkshake stands defiantly in SUB foyer challenging all comers. Shake fought off contingent of
quasi cops and feds before succuming to the mysterious El Rotundo.
SUB shakes high in coliform
Bacteriological surveys done on
SUB milkshakes last week indicated a high coliform count in
relation to health standards, The
Ubyssey learned Thursday.
The hamburgers tested indicated
a low microbial count in relation to
acceptable standards. Microbial
counts of tuna fish sandwiches
were inconclusive.
Dr. Bill Meekison, head of the
Surrey-Boundary health unit said
"The results will be cross checked
with our own lab. We have to verify
the results."
The studies of SUB food were
done by grad student Mark Muller
on his own initiative. Muller turned
in his results to the health unit.
Meekison and Muller refused to
disclose the results of the tests.
The coliform counts are an index
of sanitation. A high count indicates a need for additional
sanitation practices.
A test last May by the Consumers   Association   of   Canada
showed that milkshakes sold in
Vancouver fast food outlets had
high coliform counts.
Meekison said the pilot project
would be continued as long as the
university continued to participate. "Without Muller's aid the
pilot project will probably fold," he
said in an interview Monday.
The Health unit does not test
food, in fact it has no facilities to do
so, he said. There are no funds
available to implement this
program on a regular basis,
Meekison said.
"High coliform counts are not an
indicator of toxic food, only an
indication of sanitation," he said.
"The results will ' be used to
educate food handlers."
The health unit conducts an
annual inspection which deals only
with handling and serving of food
services food, but not with the
bacteriological levels of the food.
Food services head Robert
Bailey said last week food services
is "constantly checking" the
cleanliness of its facilities.
He said food services has sent
samples to campus authorities to
be tested, but no evidence of
contamination was found.
SUB cafeteria manager Denis
Zomar said last week snack bar
hamburgers has been tested
before, but did not say how or
The Ubyssey hereby announces
all classes are cancelled Tuesday.
That means, of course, The
Ubyssey is cancelled Tuesday. It
would be kind of dumb, after all, to
dump thousands of papers on a day
when no one would be here to read
But while you're waiting for our
return, it might be a good idea to
read Ralph Maurer's story on the
upcoming Alma Mater Society
decentralization plebiscite. This-
time it'sf or real. The AMS could be
actually changing for the better.
budget was not approved by the
AMS because they "didn't break
the figures down" in their
presentation and made a
"deliberate attempt to hide what
they spent."
A breakdown of expenses given
by Theessen for the art show includes $165 for liquor, $100 for
printing, $232 for invitations, $571
for hors d'oeuvres and $1000 for a
security guard.
Theessen said the art gallery
committee, which usually sponsors
art shows throughout the year, is
now only being given maintenance
funds from the AMS.
The art show, entitled Dawn-
women artists in British Columbia,
had a special invitation-only
opening on Oct. 14 and was opened
to the public Oct. 20.
Under the restructuring, Jean-
Francois Guimond, a former
committee member, became
According to the minutes of the
Oct. 29 council meeting, in the
future art gallery committee
operating funds are to be requested
from the AMS through the budget
Council approved a preliminary
budget of $2,500 for the art gallery
committee before the art show.
Council approved a new budget
of $3,000 for the committee at its
Nov. 4 meeting.
Theessen served as AMS
treasurer until he resigned Oct. 2 to
run for Internal Affairs officer,
which was vacated earlier by
Jennifer Fuller. Theessen was
elected internal affairs officer by
Senate c'tee calls for
exam rule tightening
A senate committee is recommending that all first- and second-
year courses at UBC have both
December and April exams.
The examinations committee
has also recommended that
regulations prohibiting exams
within two weeks of regular
examination periods be upheld,
and that take-home exams be
The recommendations are
contained in a report to be
presented to senate at its Wednesday meeting.
The report says: "faculties
(should) be urged to make full use
of the formal examination periods,
both in December and April, and
that ... all courses designed for
first- and second-year students . . .
be examined in December as well
as in April, the results to be
reported in the same form as are
the final results."
The report does not make any
reference to any problems that
have arisen out of the many
courses, particularly in the arts
faculty, which do not have regular
But it does state that "secondary
school students are not afforded
sufficient experience in the type of
reasoning and discipline inherent
in the writing of examinations: the
analysis of a problem, the mar
shalling of the evidence, the logical
statement of the solution."
In slamming the practice of
holding exams in the two weeks
preceding the December and April
exam period (senate has
previously set policy prohibiting
this) the report said:
"The major reason for holding
illicit examinations during the
proscribed period has been the
desire of the students, or, more
often, the instructor to shorten the
term (and avoid the risk of having
an examination scheduled late in
the official period).
"The practice has, in fact,
shortened the term and has caused
serious disruption of other courses," the report continued.
The flowery language displayed
in the section asking that take-
home «xams be prohibited belied
the hand of crusty curmudgeon
Malcom McGregor behind it.
"The 'take-home' examination is
a pernicious instifution; it is an
open encouragement of collusion,
it places "moral pressure" upon
students to seek external
assistance , it is often unfair to the
conscientious student who deals
with it honestly."
Members of the committee include student senator Lynn Cor-
scadden, McGregor, arts faculty
advisor Katherine Brearley,
zoology department head Cyril
Finnegan and registrar Jack
Exam debate on
Entrance exams are discriminatory, fallible and hop 'lessly unfair.
Or, entrance exams are the complete solution to various academic
problems, like that of English illiteracy, which have been plaguing UBC
in recent years.
The question of entrance exams and whether or not they should be
implemented at UBC is a question which is splitting campus opinion
into clearly defined halves.
The debate on entrance exams began after senate's October meeting,
when education prof John Dennison gave notice of motion asking for
senate's admissions committee to investigate the desirability and
feasibility of setting up entrance exams at UBC.
Dennison's motion is on the agenda for the Wednesday senate meeting.
Arid it is a safe bet senate will instruct its admissions committee to go
ahead with an investigation into entrance exams for UBC.
In an interview Thursday, Dennison explained his reasons behind
proposing the investigation, and his personal view of what type of entrance exam UBC should implement.
And a Ubyssey poll of student senators Thursday revealed a clear split
in student reaction to Dennison's views.
"It seems to me the university can't continue to offer the amount of
remedial instruction it does now," Dennison said.
"I would like to see a test in English writing and in comprehension
administered to students who intend to enter the university," he said.
But student senator Ron Walls said he thinks Dennison's motion should
be defeated. "It's too universal, too blanketing."
He also said part of the university's role is to provide some remedial
instruction for students who need it.
"The university should make available remedial English 100 sections,"
said Walls.
Dennison said students who fail an entrance exam could go to community colleges to improve their competence in subjects such as English
before going to university.
Seepage 17:  PROBLEM rage *
I n C
U B T S d C T
Friday, November 7, 1975
Outside old system
AUCC wants $ change
Canadian University Press
Canadian university administrators want university
funding methods examined — but
not by the people controlling the
Association of Universities and
Colleges of Canada members,
meeting in Ottawa, have called for
a re-examination of the federal
government's policy-        of
automatically contributing 33 per
cent of eaeh province's post-
secondary education budget.
But the AUCC doesn't want the
re-examination to come at a
meeting between the federal and 10
provincial finance ministers, who
will meet soon to hammer out a
new Fiscal Arrangements Act.
The Fiscal Arrangements Act
lays down the basic funding for-
Late campus
bus coming
The campus bus service from the
bookstore to B lot will run until
almost midnight as of Nov. 10,
traffic and security superintendant
Hugh Kelly announced Thursday.
The service presently ends at
5:30 p.m.
From Monday through Thursday, the last run will leave the
bookstore at 11:40 p.m.
On Fridays, when the library
closes at 6:00 p.m. the last run will
be at 6:30 p.m.
There will be no bus service on
Saturdays when the library closes
at 5:00 p.m., but service will
resume on Sunday night from 7:00
to 11:40 p.m.
The Sunday schedule will also
apply on Tuesday, Nov. 11, which is
a holiday.
The service is being extended in
response to a petition circulated
last month by nursing student Judy
Yawney calling action to alleviate
the danger of sexual attacks on
In response to.the same petition,
vice-president Erich Vogt last
week ordered a study of lighting
around residences to determine
where lighting could be improved.
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mula for post-secondary education
in Canada.
According to a first draft of a
brief on the subject prepared by
the AUCC, universities administrators do not want the FAA
negotiations to include a reexamination of government
educational spending policy
because the finance ministers
"cannot negotiate university
funding except in the framework of
federal-provincial funding."
Under the terms of the act, which
is due to expire in 1977, the federal
government annually transfers to
each province an unconditional
grant equal to 50 per cent of the
operating expenditures on post-
secondary education made by that
According to the AUCC draft
brief, the unconditional nature of
these grants has led to "a
provincialization of universities to
such an extent that there is little
assurance that national objectives
will receive attention."
The brief argues that the grants
have resulted in the development
of 10 separate university systems
with insufficient diversity, and
insufficient concentration of
resources to produce "true centres
of excellence."
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it states.
"University priorities will undoubtedly receive consideration,"
the brief states, "but can hardly be
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Instead the brief calls for the
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At present, according to the
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federal government on the national
A spokesperson for AUCC said
the draft brief will likely go
through several more redrafts
before being released some time in
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Uof M student strikers mass
Special to The Ubyssey
MONTREAL — Engineering,
mathematics and law students at
the University of Montreal joined
striking social science students
Thursday after 2,000 U of M
students demonstrated Wednesday.
The students are protesting an
injunction, obtained by the U. of M
administration, which prohibits
occupation of university buildings,
picket lines and even general
Students from the University of
Quebec at Montreal and the
University of Trois Rivieres also
came out in support of the striking
U of M students.
Since the passage of the injunction Monday, the struggle has
escalated from one over particular
curriculum changes to a fight for
basic student rights.
Some 3,500 students, 2,000 from
arts and science and 1,500 others,
are currently boycotting classes.
The strike began in mid-October
when 8,000 students walked out in
support of sociology students'
demands for changes in their
course content.
The students voted on Tuesday to
suspend the picket lines and the
occupation of the arts and science
building, but to continue boycotting
The students have been on strike
in support of the sociology
students' struggle to have their
pilot project accepted by the administration.
The students also asked the
professors of the various departments to refuse to hold classes
until the injunction is lifted.
At Monday's meeting of the
administrative body of the
university, composed of deans,
vice-deans and staff representatives of the various departments,
a denunciation of the injunction
was proclaimed by a vote of 16-14.
This effectively places blame for
the continued conflict on the rector
and sets a precedent in terms of the
administration denying support to
its ultimate head.
The university rector addressed
a luncheon of the chamber of
commerce at the Sheraton-Mt.
Royal Hotel on Tuesday. Five
hundred social science students
demonstrated outside the hotel, to
demand a confrontation with the
rector, and to bring their struggle
to the attention of the public.
The sociology students were
granted the $6,000 needed to implement their pilot project of
"extended, relevant studies," if
they agreed to all the conditions set
down by the dean of  arts and
sciences,   particularly   on   the
question of accessibility.
The dean insists that the
program be restricted to third year
students, and to six to nine credits
in second year, whereas the
sociology students want it to be
available to all.
The negotiating committee of the
sociology students will decide
today on the acceptance of the
dean's offer. The demonstration
yesterday represented one last
attempt at pressuring the administration to accept their
.s mm""
The co-ordinating committee of
the social science students has
been transformed into a permanent body, composed of two
members from each department.
The committee will negotiate with
the administration about
changes*restructuring) in the
social science department.
The committee wants a substantial decentralization of power:
each department should be
autonomous with respect to
pedagogical and administrative
Personnel head
shoved aside
UBC's director of personnel,
labor relations and ancillary
services was transferred Tuesday
to a new and vague policy consulting position.
The move is part of administration president Doug
Kenny's continuing restructuring
of the university hierarchy.
Robert McLean will' become
director of personnel analysis and
policy after a three-month leave of
absence beginning Dec. 1.
It appears he was moved from
responsibility for current
negotiations and labor relations
decisions by Kenny and administration vice-president Chuck
Connaghan, who was appointed
last summer after serving as
president of the Construction
Labor Relations Association.
Connaghan said Thursday a new
personnel director will be hired to
replace McLean for day-to-day
labor relations administration. He
said other divisions such as the
campus patrol, formerly
responsible to McLean, will now
directly report to Connaghan.
The change was approved by the
board of governors at a closed
meeting Tuesday and announced
by Kenny Thursday.
McLean Thursday declined to
state specific reasons for the job
change and refused to describe his
new responsibilities in detail.
. "I have some ideas alright, but I
don't want to speak about them
now," he said.
McLean read a statement saying
the university is starting "a new
phase of its development — one
that will have major implications
for the development of personnel
policies and systems."
McLean said he will "assist the
administration in devising new
policies" for labor relations, safety
and long range parking and
transportation needs.
Spokesmen for two campus
unions affected by the change, the
Association of University and
College Employees and Canadian
Union of Public Employees, said
they don't foresee any major
changes in labor relations practices here as a result of the shuffle.
Connaghan said assistant personnel director Wes Clark will
continue negotiations with AUCE
as before and will remain acting
personnel director until a successor is found through newspaper
Connaghan said Thursday
McLean's responsibilities will
include   examination   of   how
revised Workers' Compensation
Board regulations affect the
He said McLean will see "what
kinds of things going on campus
are safe and unsafe . . . what kind
of policies have to be devised so no
one falls into a pit and gets injured."
In addition, Connaghan said
McLean will examine the
university's long-range campus
parking and transportation needs.
Officials in the personnel office,
including assistant director Clark,
refused to discuss the changes in
Clark said, "I don't have any
idea" what will happen to his
responsibilities and to personnel
administration and negotiations
now that McLean is leaving.
McLean said he hasn't decided
how he will spend his three-month
leave of absence, but said he might
start working on some aspects of
his new job while on leave.
McLean is the third senior official job shuffle announced since
Former academic planner
Robert Clark resigned at Kenny's
request to return as an economics
prof. Housing administration
director Les Rohringer resigned
—dennis beale photo
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE STUDENTS chomp, munch, slurp and guzzle food and drink that is actually
edible and drinkable. Trouble is, mean, nasty UBC food services feels threatened, so it arbitrarily
collects 14 per cent tax of $3,500 a year. Despite onerous tribute, crowds gather daily for food.
IH pays $3,500 for snacks
International House paid food
services $3,500 last year "just for
the right to operate a snack bar"
International House director Colin
Smith said Thursday.
"We con't get anything from
them (food services) except
possibly the right to operate our
snack bar," Smith said.
"This move was designated by
the board of governors," food
services head Robert Bailey said.
"The money goes into the
general university fund and is
applied to food services to pay off
our debt," he said.
Food services is in debt to the
administration because of the
Easterners steal articles
UBC law graduates seeking articling positions with Vancouver law
firms are finding that the jobs are going fast — to easterners.
John MacLeod, member of the law students articling committee, says
law graduates from eastern law schools are taking articling positions
which UBC grads would normally fill.
' 'People who invest three years in law school have a right to complain if
they can't article where they've studied," MacLeod said in an interview.
He said in addition to some 220 UBC grads seeking positions, there were
150 applications from out-of-province students. But there are only 130
openings available.
All law grads must article for a year with a law firm before they are
entitled to practice law.
MacLeod said the federal department of manpower and immigration
has even subsidized law students from the maritimes to come out to B.C.
in search of jobs.
The UBC articling committee has been trying to encourage Vancouver
law firms and the B.C. branch of the Canadian Bar Association to hire
more B.C. law graduates, MacLeod said.
But, he said, the committee has "no teeth" and the final solution to the
problem lies with local law firms.
"Lawyers are the last word in 'free enterprise'," said MacLeod.
"Their attitude is 'I'll hire who I want, when I want and from where I
want' and so on.
"We (law students) are at the mercy of the law firms," MacLeod said.
Currently students seeking articling positions with local law firms
cannot do so until Aug. 15 of each year.
This practice was instituted by UBC law students themselves and
accepted by most law firms a year ago.
MacLeod said the articling committee will present a new resolution to
students next week which will ask that the deadline be rolled back to July
construction of the SUB cafeteria.
Neither Bailey or Smith held
their present positions when the
board made the International
House decision in February, 1972,
and both were uncertain why it was
Bailey said he thought it was
because of "provision by the
university of space and facilities to
International House."
"They have no debt, and they
don't pay rent," he said.
"Their position is not comparable with other places."
"I think (in 1972) the board felt
independent food services had an
unfair advantage over dependent
food services," International
House        treasurer James
Stephenson said.
He added he did not have enough
information as yet to be certain
this was the reason for the board's
Stephenson said the $3,500 came
from gross revenues from sales in
the snack bar.
"We pay 14 per cent of our gross
revenues to food services," he
Smith said International House
was built entirely with private
"International Rotary paid 75
per cent of the cost and the
government paid some," he said.
However, International House
does receive a $85,000 budget from
"Besides this, we get some
money from rents from things like
wedding receptions," Smith said.
"After I pay salaries, I have
about $8,000 left, and I have to
operate the snack bar on that.
"We also get some minimal
repairs done on our building.
"But I cannot st i the connection
between what UBC gives and food
See page  6: IH
SUB housing office shuts
The off-campus housing office
in SUB will close Nov. 22 and the
students running it will lose their
jobs because of a lack of funds.
"There's no more money," says
staffer Stew Savard. "And acting
housing director Mike Davis can't
pay us with money he doesn't
"We've talked to 30 to 40 people
today, either over the phone or
personally," Savard said Thursday.
Davis confirmed Thursday that
there would be no further funds
available for the off-campus
housing office after Nov. 22.
Davis said funds for the office
ran out earlier than expected.
"We had budgeted for 120 hours a
week," he said, "but we found it
was necessary to go into a six day
"Insteadof 480 hours a month we
had 543 hours a month," Davis
On Oct. 27, Davis said the office
would stay open until the beginning
of December.
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Friday, November 7,  1975
No entrance
exams here
Rats to entrance exams at UBC!
Hopefully the university senate will reach the same conclusion
when it debates next Wednesday the possibility of implementing
entrance exams.
At first the argument for it might sound logical.
After all there is a rather serious deficiency in the literary
skills of high school graduates coming to UBC.
Evidence of this are the 38.5 per cent failure rate last year of
students taking an English 100 grammar test and the continually
increasing number of students being placed in special English
composition sections.
But the idea proposed by education professor John Dennison
to the senate is the wrong approach.
Dennison suggests the university weed out the illiterates
through these tests and refer them to remedial courses at other
This would only shift the problem elsewhere allowing the
university to turn a blind eye to a fault in education for which it is
at least partly responsible.
It must be remembered who taught these deficient students in
high school. Don't forget that many of their teachers are
graduates of UBC's education department.
So if students are coming here without proper literacy skills,
the university administration should look inward, not outward,
for an ultimate solution.
Ideally, a university is no place to perfect skills which should
have been mastered in high school. But when such a serious
problem exists the university, being partly at fault, must accommodate these students and correct its own education
Over time, if teachers taught at UBC to recognize the importance of learning grammar go into the schools, the literacy
problem will fade away at the university level.
The entrance exam concept would only discriminate against
those students who, through no fault of their own, have been
educated improperly.
In addition, the exams would probably result in semiliterate
foreign students being automatically shifted away from UBC. But
since many academic pursuits (in the sciences for example) rely
on little direct knowledge of English verbs and prepositions,
foreign students would be denied an education at the level they
If the foreign student can understand the language used in his
classes but is not totally fluent, then the university should offer
concurrent remedial language programs.
The entrance exam unfairly discriminates against both the
English-speaking and foreign student. UBC's senate should stop
this great debate now.
Upon examination, the logistics are against it.
NOVEMBER 7, 1975
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. Editor: Gary Coull
"I could do this for a fortnight," Chris Gainor grunted contentedly as he slurped on
a chocolate shake while Gary Coull and Doug Rushton looked on angrily. Ralph
Maurer and Sue Vohanka snuck downstairs to the SUB germ warfare centre while Bill
Tieleman admired paintings in the art gallery. Gregg Thompson and Doug Field
dragged up Marcus Gee, who had gone without stomach stuffings for 15 hours. Mark
Lepitre, meanwhile, was startled by the screams of Heather Walker, who shrieked
that the campus was being attacked by 10-foot high milkshakes teeming with deadly
bacteria. "Good," replied Gainor as Mark Buckshon, Dennis Beale, Jackie Landry,
Cedric Tetzel, Joy Elliott and Carl Vesterback groaned loudly. Bob Diotte, Herman
Bakvis, Peter Cummings, John Sprague, Steve Morris and Brian Gibbard said they
thought they were watching a horror flick. "Like hell, it's real," replied Anne Wallace
while Ian Morton, Jean Randall, Greg Strong and Gord Vander Sar drowned in a sea
of milk mixed with icecream festering with infection.
The UBC bookstore has done it
again. The September supply of the
textbook "Modern Nutrition in
Health and Disease" was insufficient to meet the demand.
Consequently the home
economics department arranged
for an additional order after
determining the number and
names of students still requiring
the text. When the order arrived
last week, the price had risen from
$37.50 to $38.60.
The explanation for the increase
was simply "a new shipment." The
fact that the same text had to be
ordered again for specific students
due to someone's miscalculation
doesn't seem to matter.
The student must pay.
Olga Kwas
home ec 3
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from all readers.
Letters should be signed and
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included
for our information in the letter or
when valid reasons for anonymity
are given.
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received. The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity,
legality, grammar or taste.
Letters should be addressed to
the paper care of campus mail or
dropped off at The Ubyssey office,
SUB 241-K.
We asked that administration president Doug
Kenny give us some examples of how he has tested
his leadership abilities in the past. There were many.
Buildings were built, programs were instituted etc.
K: One orientative view I had was in general:
humanities and the performing arts in part needed
protection from the social sciences.
F.O.': Protection from what?
K: Well, I think humanities, ever since our society
became increasingly technological, do need encouragement. Do need protectior from those who
would say: why do we really need such an abstract
topic as philosophy; why do we really need a bachelor
of fine arts; why do we need creative writers.
If they want to write, isn't the best way of being a
writer just going out and writing, rather than taking
it in a university? That's a viewpoint I don't share at
all. That's all I mean when I say that there are some,
and I respect their views within a university, who
think that humanities in an extremely complex
world, do not have a great place in the educational
sun. That's not a view I share.
F.O.': You have stated that you want to pay back a
debt to the university.
K: That's right.
F.O.': What is that debt?
K: I think the debt was: I was heavily subsidized by
society for my education. I've always felt very
grateful to society for allowing me to have that opportunity.
F.O.': How would the debt apply to prestige,
position, power?
K: I'm never really interested in power. I get my
enjoyment by applying my abilities to the optimum.
If along the way I can further the aims of higher
education, great, that's a lasting contribution in this
K.O.': Do you feel a debt to a society that has
allowed you a job-security position.
K: My approach has always been that I am grateful
in the sense that I can do something for education in
general for society at large.
F.O.': You have stated: as president you must
shake the dean perspective. What was that dean
K: You try to attain the best you can for the faculty.
At a certain critical crunch, one would hope that all
beings would see the larger perspective. You look at
the pressing needs of a faculty with 23 departments
and schools in it and you push hard to insure that they
get the necessary resources, that they get their place
in the educational sun.
As dean you are less focusing on the needs of other
faculties. As president you must look at the total
perspective. Give an academic a dollar and he may
well spend it on an academic.
F.O.': Will the shaking of that prior perspective
make you into a different person?
K: Well, probably the easiest and safest way to
answer that would be: see me in five years. I suspect
that the challenges that lie ahead undoubtedly do
change people.
The only reason I smile at the question is: it's
getting close to psychology. I view that while people
do change, the hard fact is most people don't change
F.O.': As a doctor of psychology do you shift roles
K: I think I've got a certain amount of flexibility.
You look in at the personality of the person, I'm
talking about myself now, you would say: have you
got tolerance for ambiguity? That is important in an
administrator today. He must have an openness to
new viewpoints.
F.O.': Even if ambiguous?
K: Even if ambiguous. There are a large number of
messages coming out in our society; they are not in
total focus, and that is ambiguity. You have to have a
high tolerance. I hope I have it. I think I do.
F.O.': Why aren't students allowed on appointments, promotion and tenure committee
K: It was examined and confirmed by senate two
years ago that students would not be on those committees. It was decided that the old style was agreed
to continue. Students can have input in assessing
quality of teaching; but to what extent can a student
really assess the research attainment of the
academic staff? To what extent can the student
assess the research papers, scholarly works of the
I would deny that a bit, that students don't have an
input in the selection of their teachers. I traced every
department in this faculty in every school. When they
wrote for promotion or tenure for people I insisted
that they provide hard data upon teaching. One of
those components that I stressed was student
judgment. Students do have input into that.
F.O.': It would seem then that the best way to get
student input if they can't sit on the committees
would be to allow them to present position papers of
whatever intellectual force they can muster, and that
these papers be dealt with by the committees.
K: There is no argument on what you are saying,
but that was done. Not as extensively as I had hoped.
F.O.': Perhaps we will see moves being made
concerning student input during your term of office?
K: The university stands for free debate and
Next: Don't oversell the true nature of the competition for the public purse. In here and out there.
Town and gown.
F.O.' r-'riday, November 7,  1975
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How will ballot change AMS?
During the week of Nov. 17-21 UBC
students will be presented with two
referenda — a hike in the Alma Mater
Society fees and an endorsement of a new
The following article analyzes the
proposed constitution which its designers
say will bring student government closer to
the campus body.
The substance* of the current AMS constitution, the legal document upon which the
society is run, was written by Sherwood Lett
much earlier this century.
Times have drastically changed since
then and this new constitution is an attempt
to bring the AMS into the 1970s. Read on and
find out why. y	
Changing your Alma Mater Society
constitution is more than simply changing
the rules you choose to operate under.
Constitutional changes indicate a change
in the way people perceive themselves, and
the greater the changes, the greater the
change in the way people see themselves.
UBC students have the opportunity, in
about two weeks, to adopt a new constitution, one that bears no resemblance to
the one that has governed student affairs
practically since the university was founded
in 1915.
Every student government this university
has ever had, whether it called itself conservative, progressive, service-oriented or
even human, has operated under a constitution written so long ago its original
author, Sherwood Lett, has a building
named after him.
Of course, the university was much
smaller when that constitution was written.
The university has grown to almost twice
the size it was when, in the early and mid
'60s, students started questioning the applicability of Lett's constitution (with the
odd amendment tacked on to it in the
meantime) to a student body well over
10,000 strong.
It was a constitution that emphasized a
strong centralization of power — and
money. It established a strong, unified
students' council led by a nucleus of am
bitious students who called all the shots.
But in those days students had absolutely
no influence on the bodies that decided such
things as what kind of things students would
be taught, who's going to teach them and
how much money will be available for these
Nor was the student body as large as it is
now, nor was there as much money for the
student council to play around with.
As a result, early student councils were
students should be doing.
But that's a digression of sorts. There
were two things the constitution failed to
take into account. The student body would
grow, and in fact, there are now several
faculties that are. much larger than the
whole university was in the beginning of its
It also failed to take into account that as a
result of the growing student body there was
a lot more money for the relatively small
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extremely service-oriented. Students had
very little say in what happened to them
once they got out here, and there coming out
here was kind of a predetermined thing
anyway. So student councillors perversely
saw their duty, not to change these conditions as much as they could, but to make
university life more fun: dances, recreation
facilities, student union buildings.
All that stuff was nice.. It occurred to few
people that maybe these things ayej-e.
clouding the most important things  that
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Food tests failing
Will SUB cafeteria food kill you? Will it
make you sick? The results of a, test sampling-of SUB snack bar food by UBC
microbiology grad student Mark Muller are
But no one is talking.
Dr. Bill Meekison, head of the Surrey-
Boundary health unit said in an interview
Thursday the results are.not significant.
He said the numerical bacteria counts are
an index of food sanitation and not an index
of food borne illnesses. Yet Meekison would
not release the results.
In B.C. there is no standard for the
amounts of bacteria acceptable in non-dairy
But standards are not the Crux of the
issue: sanitary conditions for the
preparation of institutional food, like SUB
cafeteria fare, is the issue.
The public health unit does not examine
the food itself. Instead it examines the
sanitary conditions of the establishment and
the quality of food handling.
In some areas of the U.S. inspectionsrpf
facilities and food are common practice. Not
so in B.C.
Examination of food preparation facilities
alone as practiced in this province, is not
enough. Inspectors should test sanitation of
dispensing machines and check if the
holding temperatures of food are adequate
to prevent bacterial growth.
Muller is the key to continued sampling
and testing of UBC food services food. The
testing will continue only as long as the
university offers its facilities and labor free
of charge.
Boundary-Surrey health unit does not
have any facilities for food inspection at its
lab. The testing can only be done at UBC.
There is talk of applying for a LIP grant
and instituting the testing project as a
summer project. The funds wiH have to
come from outside the provincial health
Muller's project is not a condemnation of
food services on campus. It is an attempt to
get the bureaucracy moving towards better,
safer sanitation.
Meekison said he cannot release the
conclusions the health unit has reached
after viewing the test results.
But a reliable source indicates there is a
fairly high coliform count in the milk shakes
which are a combination of milk and mix.
The source of the bacteria is not known
but may be a result of unclean dispensing
The hamburgers were clean. But these
burgers were freshly made. If the burgers
were held for a time under the incubation
temperatures of the infrared light designed
to keep the burgers warm, the counts may
be considerably higher.
The results of Muller's tests on SUB
cafeteria tuna are equivocal. They neither
indicate an unduly high bacterial content
not* do they indicate a low one.
These results indicate a real need for
further testing of food services fare. And not
only for as long as the university wishes to
The food may be lousy but it probably isn't
dangerous. .At least most of the time.
Without this pilot project by Muller and the
public health unit, the degree of sanitation in
food service outlets is difficult to gauge.
Admittedly there have been few reported
cases of food poisoning in the last few years
in B.C. But during that outbreak five people
had to be hospitalized.
The problem with food poisoning is few of
the cases are reported. In mild cases the
symptoms may be similar to be a 24-hour
virus. In serious cases it can kill you.
There was a salmonella outbreak several
years ago in Totem Park. It was traced to
Christrrtas dinner. Most of the time the
source can't be traced accurately because
most people don't eat all their meals in one
The provincial department of health is
playing Russian roulette with our health.
The incidence of food borne illnesses that
are reported is low.
Is the sanitation lunfailingly excellent in
SUB and the survey just done on an off day.
Or have we just been lucky?
(and getting relatively smaller all the time)
student council to play government with.
The mid '60s push for a re-examination of
the whole concept of student government
came as a result of the realization that not
-only was this student body growth making
the highly-centralized form of constitution
obsolete, but students really were missing
the whole point of what self-government is
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Since'fient .sjjjdent energies have been
divided Betweeifgetting — and increasing —
student representation on the board of
governors, senate and faculty committees
and reorganizing the AMS to make it "more
relevant" to the student body. The result has
oeen a split between those interested in
furthering student representation in areas
traditionally denied them and the students
on council.
Until this year, that is.
When elections for the seven executive
positions on student council were held last
spring, one slate, Student Unity, included in
its election platform a pledge to totally
decentralize and rebuild the AMS power
Nothing new or unusual or especially
promising about that. There probably hasn't
been an election since the late '60s when at
least one of the candidates hasn't pledged to
"decentralize" theAMS. Some of them were
even elected. But when the time came to
present specific proposals, something had
gotten into them.
They seemed to like their new titles or
they didn't want to rock the boat, or they
simply got lazy. In any case, any decentralization proposals handed down to the
students weren't decentralization proposals
at all. Instead, they proposed ludierously
insignificant changes to the constitution
which avoided scrapping the old constitution ,
and starting over. -     •
A good recent example of this wasTormfer
vice-president Robbie Smith's 1974
decentralization proposals. Smith and a
committee were given the summer to look at
the AMS and come up with a new constitution for it. •
Not amendment to the constitution, mind
you. A new constitution.
But what Smith came back with was a
constitution that decentralized the power of
the seven-person executive by establishing,
instead of that particular form of executive,
a series of four vice-presidents', each in
charge of several committees. Student
council below that level was left basically,
Smith's constitution changed, but did not
decentralize, the AMS. It was never even
presented to council. .t
But, to repeat, things are different this
Since the election of six of the seven
Student Unity people in the spring elections,
three people — AMS vice-president Dave
Van Blarcom, treasurer Dave Theessen and
former student AMS representative (now
science rep on senate) Ron Walls — drafted
a new constitution.
These three people, with the help of the
special AMS restructuring committee,
managed to do something nobody else has
managed: come up with a completely new
structure for the society.
This new constitution basically changed
the entire structure of student government,
combining the two divergent areas —
student representation on board, senate and
faculty — with the day-to-day running of
student affairs; then it separated the purely
administrative function from the policy-
setting function of students' council.
Under the old constitution, students who
were elected to the board and senate had no
official contact with the students elected to
sit on student council. But the proposed new
constitution would make student board and
senate members part of the student council,
along with representatives from each of the
different faculties on campus.
And this new assembly — called the
student representative assembly, or SRA —
would be completely separate. from a
smaller body of students responsible for the
administration of student money.
This second group is called the student
administrative commission, or the SAC
(quicktest: define the SRA. Define the SAC.
If you don't have those two bodies straight in
your head, go back and read what they are.
Because if you don't you might as well give
up because you won't understand a thing of
what goes on in the rest of this article.) SAC
would consist of 10 students responsible for
roughly the same things the current executive is responsible for: finances, booking
SUB, determining who gets to use student
facilities and under what circumstances,
what clubs on campus get what kind of
SAC would be answerable to the SRA in
that the SRA decides which students get on
the SAC. The SRA can overturn any SAC
decision, but except in these special cases
the SAC would be autonomous.
This would take the job of housekeeping
out of the hands of the SRA, which could
then concentrate on examining and setting
long-range policy on student aims.
The other advantage is that day-to-day
administrative decisions would be handled,
not by students who are primarily
politicians, but by student administrators.
VAN BLARCOM ... wants change
People are not-elected to the SAC; they
would apply to the SRA job for a specific
position on the SAC. The SRA would consider applications and award the one^year
jobs/7 to the students considered best
qualified for the positions.
"SAC has got to be virtually
autonomous," says Van Blarcom. "We don't
want the SRA to be another approval body"
Whatshould the SRA do, then?    ,   i ^
"The SRA's priority is to look at things
coming out of the board of governors and the
senate," two bodies on campus where
most important decisions affecting students
are made.
"Administrative decisions take Second
priority," continues Van Blarcom.
Isn't this going to make the SRA a
debating society, like the current AMS
council is?
!'*"No!! It's going to bring council down to
,;earth," asserts Van Blarcom. "They will be
reacting   to   the    board   and   senate
The purpose of this, he says, is to give
board and senate members some direction
when they go to these bodies. They will have
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SRA sets up power base
From page 5
some idea of what students think.
They will be able to go to students,
tell them what these bodies are
doing and get feedback.
"There's no way the SRA can
bind a senator or board member to
vote in a particular way," cautions
Van Blarcom. But he says the SRA
is definitely to the advantage of
student board and senate members. It gives them a power base,
and it gives them the resources to
pursue particular goals.
"They will have a budget to work
with," says Van Blarcom. "Before,
they could get no legal advice, they
could get no research done to back
them up because they had no
money. They were on their own.
"But the new constitution is
going to add a lot of power to the
board and senate reps."
Student senators  and  board
Housing report soon
From page 3
The student-run office is
presenting a report to administration vice-president Erich
Vogt when he returns from Japan
Nov. 20.
The report, which contains a
plan to run the off-campus housing
office on a year-round basis, will be
finished next week, Savard said.
"The report tells what is needed
and what we can do," he said.
The office would like to operate
on what is known as a "key sort"
system. In this system, different
classifications of accommodation
are grouped together in a file.
"Instead of coming back and
looking on the board half a dozen
times, students could check once
and come up with a couple of
positive places," Savard said.
The office has so far come up
with 45 types of accommodation,
such as furnished or unfurnished
suites and shared suites.
Accommodation would also be
classified according to amount of
rent, he added.
Savard said he also wants to set
up a limited registry for special
cases such as single parents and
handicapped people who normally
have more difficulty finding accommodation.
Davis has also submitted to
Vogt a report in which he asked
for a co-ordinator and secretary
for off-campus housing plus
several student assistants.
Savard said he is not sure how
large a budget the office's report
would ask for.
"We'll present different
proposals with different numbers
of people and different options," he
"For example, if we inspect
• (realestate) listings, that will cost
Savardsaid the service should be
expanded- to include staff and
faculty as well as students.
"One of the questions is, should
things   like   day   care   and   off-
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From page 3
services, since we don't get
anything from them."
Smith said he did not think his
snack bar has taken much business
away from food services, but said
food services could be worried
about possible comparisons between International House and food
"They (food services) are
probably doing this for profit, not
to serve students. I want to offer a
service to students," said Smith,
who says he tries to offer good food
at the lowest possible prices.
campus housing have priority over
physical facilities?
"For example, a couple of
thousand dollars were spent to put
in some sidewalks. Now, the
sidewalks are nice, but . . ."
Davis said the office will open
again in December, "dependent on
the acceptance of the recommendations" in the report.
"If it is closed for a week or two,
that will not interfere with the long-
term validity of the project,"
Davis said.
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members are not the only people
who stand to gain by the constitution, he says. Individual
students will also get a lot more
Under the Van Blarcom constitution, most of the larger undergraduate societies could get
total control over their budgets. In
fact they would become mini-
student unions themselves if their
constituents supported the  idea.
Under -the current constitution,
undergraduate societies get a fixed
amount of money from the AMS, a
sum computed on the basis of the
number of students in that undergraduate society.
But they have to present a
budget to the AMS every year,
(accounting for every penny they
spend), which is subject to approval by AMS council.
But if the constitution passes in
the referendum, undergraduate
societies will be able to establish
themselves as branch societies of
the AMS. They would be able to get
their funds from the students in
their own faculty, and they would
not have to show the AMS what
they have done with every penny,
as they do now — before they even
spend it.
And if they need more money,
they don't have to ask the AMS or
the entire student body. They just
have to ask their own undergraduate society membership.
So, instead of-one person in
23,000, you will be one person in
however many students are in your
particular undergraduate society
— providing your undergraduate
society has decided to become a
branch society. And that, of
course, is up to the students in the
Van Blarcom denies that this will
result in a huge increase in red
tape and bureaucracy.
He said branch societies are
perfectly free to continue to use the
AMS business office to keep track
of their money and to handle the
rest of their administrative work.
Thus, a series of business offices
would not be set up on campus.
(In the spirit of decentralization,
the new constitution provides an
option for The Ubyssey to also
incorporate as an AMS branch
society. No decision has been made
by the Ubyssey staff about
becoming a branch society — this
constitution simply leaves it open
for future debate.)
He said there may be some small
increase in the total amount of
bureaucracy involved. But, he
said, this is inevitable and most
students will never even notice it.
"The question is not how complex the bureaucracy is for the
system, but how complex it is for
the students at large," Van
Blarcom says.
He says most students will" not
have to go much higher than their
own undergraduate societies for
things they now approach the AMS
or one of its numerous committees
for. And when they do — for
example, when a group of students
wants AMS money for a particular'
project they feel is of interest to the
entire student body — they would
go directly to the 10-person SAC
and ask them for money at one of
that body's weekly meetings.
"From the point of view of the
student the system will be much
simpler," says Van Blarcom. -
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Under the NDP government the quality
of life in the lower mainland saw a great
many changes. One of the more noticeable
of these changes is the transformation of
Vancouver's night life. Clubs have
disappeared, pubs were born and the discos
are here.
In this issue, Page Friday takes a look at
the new profile of Vancouver's night scene.
Not as a descriptive travelogue but in terms
of the problems and the tensions that have
been created with the changes.
Steve Morris outlines the laws and the
change of attitude which has given space to
the pub, disco and stripper phenomena.
Morris discovered that there is no official
change but only one in the official attitude
towards new forms of entertainment.
Then the debate between the discos and
the   musicians   union   is   looked   at.   Ann
Wallace interviews Roy Hennessey, himself a
disco operator who often works the
turntable as a disc jockey in.his own place.
Hennessey talks about the disco fad, the
disco sound, the disco environment and the
disco people.
Brian Gibbard bravely endured a night
of disco harmony to bring us his report of
the phenomenon from the inside, down
among the tables and the bodies where.it all
happens. The waitresses bitch, the bodies
sweat and Gibbard moves among them
assessing the noise and the hustle.
To conclude the debate, John Sprague
adds the musicians reaction to the new
Peter Cummings begins the issue with a
short account of the pubs, alternating street
travelogue with the documentation of an
experienced pub crawler.
New look in pubs
The air is sour with the smell of.
stale beer and thick with cigarette
smoke. The light is low except for a
raised platform in the middle of the
room which is splashed with gawdy
pastel floods. The stripper is trying
to take her clothes off to the tune of
some obscure rock beat. The
working men look up, faintly smile.
But mostly people are talking to^
their friends and participating in
the communion of beer nuts and
The scene is the Cecil Hotel just
off the Granville street bridge. As
pubs go the Cecil is fairly common.
Downtown there is hardly one
block that does not have at least
one pub. Some are better than
others and in the last year many of
them have been making improvements to try and pack as
many people as possible into their
About a year and a half ago it
suddently became fashionable to
have a stripper. Almost overnight
pubs installed small stages, a poor
sound system and gave the local
talent some reliable employment.
It became almost impossible to
walk into a pub without having to
gaze at a girl who looked as if she
had .been drugged and told to take
her clothes off.
The novelty of flesh on the hoof
has now become unfashionable.
The trend today is towards packing
as many mini-amusements into a
pub as space will permit.
A lot of pubs put in a small dance
floor complete with disc jockey
whose taste tends to deteriorate
according to the amount of beer he
For the games freak, the
television screen game craze has
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really caught on. For a mere
quarter you can joy stick your way
to blissful happiness playing a lazy
man's version of tennis, ping pong
or a simulated war game. The
games only last a couple of
minutes, but they can become a
useful way of testing one's coordination under the effects of
alcohol. Pool tables are still a
common fixture in some pubs.
The large screen projection
television is a new innovation
which a few enterprising pub
proprietors have just discovered.
At the Blue Horizon you can see
your favorite sporting events on an
8x10 foot screen.
Despite all the profit oriented
attractions that pubs are offering
these days, just going on an old-
fashioned pub crawl can be an
enjoyable and entertaining way to
spend a dull evening. Start the
evening at the bottom of the
Granville street bridge at the Cecil
and work your way into town. After
a beer at the Cecil, head up to the
Yale just around the corner from
the Cecil. There used to be some
good fights at the Yale and if you
want to get involved no one objects.
The Blackstone further up
Granville is the next pub usually
with a live "beat" band on the
weekend. A good pub to visit is the
Blue Horizon on Robson. There are
a lot of students at the Blue and a
lot of different activities to pass the
The Sheraton has a quieter more
intimate pub a little further up
Robson from the Blue. If you are
getting tired of the West end you
can head over to the Gas Town
region where you will undoubtedly
run into pubs like the Carleton or
Number 5 Orange Street. Also over
in this region there are some more
earthy pubs whiCh are worth going
into just for the experience of
seeing 'the destiny of dedicated
pubbers. Old men sit at tables
talking to an invisible buddy
recounting old war stories. The
beer is cheap in these joints and an
engaging conversation can often be
Vancouver pubs offer a different
king of an evening. If you are not
used to poking around in pub
districts give it a try some evening.
Just take a bus downtown and get
off anywhere. Chances are there is
a good pub within a minutes walk.
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Laws and changing altitude
Undulating gently before your eyes, and
almost within reach, the soft and supple
flesh of her young naked body casts a snake
charmer's hypnotic spell. The flame within
begins to roar, but you must let it consume
itself and die. Your sweaty palms grip the
unyielding surface of the glass, and the cold
beer down your gullet must quench the fire.
When the local beer parlours instituted the
practice of featuring nude exotic dancers for
the benefit of their patrons, several
eyebrows, among other things, were raised.
And among those other things was the
question of "how could they do it?" Aren't
there laws protecting the decent public from
things like that? Can anyone, anywhere
strip off her or his clothes and dance in
Well, the answers to these questions are
they could, there are, and not really.
Canada does have obscenity laws — they
are a part of the criminal code. Sections 159
to 164 of the criminal code, R.S.C. 1970, c. C-
34, deal with the appearance of obscenity,
primarily in written form. A vague
definition of the term obscenity is offered,
but it is not substantial.
The code does specify where to find it
however, and section 163 points to live
performances. It says, in part, "Every one
commits an offense who .. presents or gives
or allows . : . AN IMMORAL* INDECENT
OR OBSCENE PERFORMANCE* ENTERTAINMENT OR REPRESENTATION." This covers a wide range including live theatre, strip joints and
presumably beer parlours.
However, obscene performances, and
obscenity for that matter, is not as strictly
prohibited as the code would suggest. It acts
as a general framework, within which many
-other factors operate.
Those other factors are: what in fact is
obscenity, and what are the standards of
tolerance of the community. These issues
are determined by the trial judge when he
assesses a case before him.
In regards to the first question, what is
obscenity, there is truly no answer. Obscenity is a value judgement, an opinion
rather than an expression of fact. It
ultimately comes to a subjective test, which
results in a great deal of flexibility and
uncertainty in the law's application.
The trial judge takes notice of what he
perceives to be community standards of
tolerance when asked to judge an obscenity
case. Now these standards must be national
ones, if the law is to be applied equally
across Canada. Needless to say, ascertaining the national community tolerance of
obscenity is a difficult, if not impossible
So, when the beer parlours brought in
exotic dancers (which are not easily
distinguished from ordinary strippers), they
were operating in a very nebulous area of
the law.
Staff sergeant McDonald of the Vancouver police vice section is responsible for
patrolling these performances.
He said that some of the exotic dance
routines break the law, but most stay within
its limits.
"Nudity is allowed as a form of art. The
strip routine is seen as an artistic dance
form." McDonald said. "The mere fact she
is dancing without her clothes is not an offence."
But there are limits.
"If the girl performs indecent acts, or
suggests sexual things, then charges will be
laid." McDonald added. "With or without
her clothes, if the suggestion of sexual acts
is the intent of her dance, then it is against
the law."
However, the enforcement of the obscenity laws reflects the nebulous character
of the law itself. Beer parlours are first
warned by the police, and given the opportunity to alter the dance routine so
charges will not be laid.
Consequently, there have not been any
prosecutions, but two pubs have been
warned," McDonald indicated.
Another change in the night life scene is
the emergence of the discos. These clubs,
which rely on recorded music, rather than
live, reflect a changing policy in the administration of cabarets rather than any
change in the law.
The provincial Liquor Control and
Licencing Branch is responsible for issuing
licences to cabarets. Their policy when
issuing such a licence used to be that the
cabaret operator would provide at least
three musicians to entertain his patrons.
However, this policy ceased this year.
The policy was not a matter of law, hence
it could be discontinued. The L.C.L.B. insists that the cabaret owner provide music,
but any music is permitted, live or canned!
Consequently, owners choose records and a
disc jockey for pecuniary reasons. Obviously, it's cheape
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Discos — high priced flash
So there I was, wondering what the hell
was doing in a disco on Hallowe'en night. My
mind drifted back to that fateful day when
the hardnosed PF editor had said "So you
wanna be a reporter, eh kid? O.K., here's
what I want ya to do ..."
It was going to be swell. I was going to go
out and report on the disco madness
sweeping this town.T was going to be a real
investigating reporter, muckraking and
exposing corruption.
Night life on campus?
When I first told a friend of mine that I
was going to write a feature article on the
U.B:C. campus night life, he gagged on
some ice in his drink, and after coughing up
the other half of his wallbanger, told me that
I was having delusions.
I was not in any shape to talk so much as
argue — the time being just minutes before
the Lethe closed — but I pursued the topic
just the same, and tried to garble out ideas
in between sips of my black russian. Since a
job is a job, I was committed to getting to
the heart of the matter even if the priorities
were upside-down.
We drank another toast to the administrative deities who rigged up the
lounge we were in, and started thinking
about what it was we were sitting in and how
and why it was there. What we were concerned with was how someone could label
this backwater of campus life a night spot.
"Some AMS executive probably thought it
up sitting in the Fraser Arms when he was
17 years old," quipped my friend bitterly.
I let that pass; whatever it meant, and
looked for positive hints, leaving my friend
in his muddle of loser's post-election blues.
The most obvious thing, we noted, was
that liquor was served here. That must be it
we thought. Realizing our wit, we
congratulated ourselves, and started
thinking about the other so called night
spots, especially since the waitress was
wiping my frien's flooded cigar butts off the
table and asking us to 'clear out'.
The Pit was the first place on, the list.
Since it has a capacity of 400 for a student
population of 22,000, it manages to be full
every night — as if by sorcery — and Jack
and I had to obligingly wait before we were
seated by Thor the manager.
Once inside, we were treated to the
magical view of a social brawl. Jeez . . .
everybody was there. There were ranting
and craving co-eds bouncing around the
arena, circulating amongst the so serious
young men all decked-out to make a buck,
all weaving through crowds and waving off
smiles. It was a real scene.
Jack got sick so we had to leave. I helped
him out, putting his father's fedora over his
face before we got out the door, just so he
would not puke on the floor or over
someone'd dry-cleaned duffle coat.
We got outside where it was pouring rain
so I dumped out his hat, washed it out in the
three inch puddle just out by the doors, and
jammed it on his head telling him that he
might catch a cold if he didn't wear all his
I swear I saw a tremor shake through his
body and a glint in his eyes that made me
think "Oh God! He's coming to sanity for the
first time in 12 years!" (Jack hasn't been
the same since his father mistook his teddy
bear wrapped up in a blanket for his sister's
cat and tried to flush it down the toilet.)
But he said, "Let's go to the dance at
Totem," in such sincereity that I knew
nothing had changed. Oh well, maybe he
would trip and break something near the
parking lot so I could carry him to the car
and drive him home where he belonged.
"This is madness," I thought as we
trudged across the campus to Totem without
the benefit of umbrella or slickers.
'This is madness' I thought as we neared
the hall, approaching the entrance with the
most graceful of slips and falls.
So there I was, rusty nail in hand, attempting to make some sense of why anyone
would be where I was, out of choice.
Discos don't all look exactly the same, but
they come pretty close. The emphasis seems
to be on flash. The Candy Store, for instance,
features lots of hanging lamps, a sixties
psychedelic light show, and mirrors. The
Caboose attempts to re-create it's
namesake, and fails dismally.
The Loose Caboose and the Candy Store
have no cover charge; they seemed like my
kind of places. Unfortunately, I didn't
reckon on the kind of clientele these places
attract. For that matter, I hadn't expected
the high prices, the rude waitresses and the
In retrospect, I guess I should have
counted on the prices. I mean if you don't
have a cover charge, how else are you going
to soak the consumers?
I could have figured on the kind of music
too, I guess. I mean, if you were trying to
attract dancers you'd probably play lowest-
common denominator records with lots of
bass and drums too, right? You,wouldn't?
Oh. Well, the discos do.
But I don't know how I could have known
the kind of people I'd be rubbing shoulders
(bums, hips, backs . . .) with. They looked
positively slippery.
Maybe I'd have felt better if I owned a red
velvet smoking jacket and a pair of chrome
platforms. But I don't.
I just felt sort of out of place. There were
all these people doing the bump and the
hustle, and I was trying to remember the
boogaloo. And that's just not hip.
Besides, the patrons all seemed like they
ought to be drinking champagne cocktails,
"This sure ain't Kansas!" I thought as we
walked in the door, and that sweet luscious
girl in my philosophy class stamped me on
the cheek with her rubber pad, motioning
that I dump Jack on the floor where he lay
and slipped meoff down some quiet corridor
to a room with no furniture, only a rug; shag
two feet deep. She dove into the floor. I hid in
the woodwork.
Poor Jack,' I thought. Oh poor, poor Jack.
He's all alone. What will he do? I thought for
a bit... "Oh well, another night on campus"
I said as I stripped myself from the wall and
fell onto the floor searching for those
muffled grunts coming the far corner of the
or at least a highball. I like beer. But not at
disco prices.
At first I thought all these things were just
a function of my environment, and decided
to move from the Candy Store to the Loose
Caboose. When the waitress informed us
that unless we were there to drink, we had to
leave. We were only too happy to oblige.
The Loose Caboose — I might as well have
gone home. The same music, chord for
chord, the same inflated prices, the same
kind of people. The Loose Caboose was a
xerox reproduction of the Candy Store.
Imagine my surprise. I could have written
this article from first impressions.
The name of the disco game is, as I see it,
sex. They look like singles bars. All these
vultures, male and female, cruising around
looking for a decent-looking, unattached
member of the opposite (optional) sex.
Of course, they all look HIP. Tall, thin and
dressed to kill. If a body only owns cords and
jeans like most of us, he/she will not only
have trouble getting a dance, he/she will
have trouble getting in.
The reason for that is obvious. Disco
operators want people with r 'oney. So do the
waitresses. When we didn't Up after a round
in the Candy Store, the waitress was heard
to exclaim a hearty "JESUS!"
Still, there are probably some very nice
people who go to discos. I saw a couple of
large groups that seemed to be having a
pretty good time acting absolutely
By the time midnight started to draw
near, I began to get this crawly feeling all
over. Five minutes later I was comfortably
ensconced behind a tall brown one in the
Ritz. It's cheap. The music's better and the
waiters are tolerable. A body can relax. He
don't have to play at being cool in the pub.
And he don't have to be thin or have a red
smoking jacket and chrome shoes. He can
even have fun.
I would not object to a little revolution now
and again in British Columbia, after Confederation, if we were treated unfairly; for I
am one of those who believe that political
hatreds attest the vitality of a State. -
Amor    de    Cosmos
Friday, November 7,  1975
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Discos displace bands with DJ's pap
The major danger of the 'disco'
scene is that it robs a musicians'
livelihood. Musicians are replaced
in" the disco clubs by expensive
sound systems and extensive
collections of records that are run
by slick-lipped DJ's grooving pap
the whole night through. It is obvious that when these places are no
longer open for bands to play in,
the musicians and their agents are
going to suffer. No work means no
audience and no money.
There has been a great number
of new discos open up in the
Vancouver area recently. Some of
them are completely new, but most
of them are facilities that used to
have live entertainment. One agent
said that he had lost 60 per cent of
his clubs to disco. In most cases the
switch is for economic reasons.
The manager of the Candy Store
said that if he were to keep using
bands,) he would have to install a
cover charge, which would in turn
harm his business. A DJ only costs
about $300 a week whereas the
cheapest show band would cost
$1000 a week. Even after the large
initial outlay for the stereo, more
money is made with 'disco' he said.
When asked if rock-and-roll bands'
alleged reputation for being
arrogant, obnoxious, over-
amplified assholes had anything to
do with his situation, the manager
said, "No. We've never had any
trouble like that. The whole thing is
This is not the universal sentiment however. Bands can make
money. A spokesman for Mr. Pips
says that business is 'just fine' in
their club. They have a live band
every night as well as a cover
charge. They also have records
playing when the band is on its
union-approved break. This is
about 30 per cent of the time, but
the band is the major attraction.
He said that they once tried
having 'disco' only two weeknights
a week but that it was a failure.
However, in most clubs 'disco' is
alive and, weil, jingling all those
pennies right into the cash
register. But how serious is the
influence of disco?
The main feeling amongst
promoters and agents is that this
will not last any more than a year
or so more, and that after the fad is
over, there will be a return to live
"My business is suffering now to
an extent, and will probably drop
off a bit more, but I only anticipate
this to last a year or two longer,"
said Barry Samuels of Axis Entertainment.
Most of the, other agents said the
same thing. None rely exclusively
on patronage from clubs. There
are still other bookings, like high
school and college dances, where
disco has not really caught on.
There is money there, and bands
keep working.
Les Vogt of Big Country
Productions pointed out that there
had been a disco craze about 12
years ago when everyone decided
to emulate the European scene. It
lasted a few years and then died
out. He said disco was different
now because it was an evolution of
the commercial music field here.
Disco caters to the young crowd
who for years had been listening to
the music only, and not demanding
too much in the way of
showmanship. Disco was the
logical follow-up of this way of
thinking because records provide
better quality music than a lot of
bands do, and people would accept
this at least for a while, he said.
Vogt said that the audience will
'now start looking for more of a
show, and that bands will probably
respond by polishing up their stage
John Whitefoot of Whitefoot
Entertainment predicted much the
same results, but had a different
outlook on the disco itself. He
compared the discos in Vancouver
with the discos in New York or
He said that there were no real
discos here. For the most part, the
ones here were just rooms filled
with a "bunch of records and a
decent sound system." They are a
result of a total lack of imagination
he said. "One guy started and the
rest followed."
In Europe, he said, the whole
concept of a disco was an entertainment complex with dancers,
lights and good DJ's anyway.
There is greater competition
among the discos in Europe or New
York. As well, the type of room is
usually much better than the
rooms over here. "Only the Loose
Caboose is designed as a disco with
maybe Sugar Daddy's coming in
second," said Whitefoot. "Nothing
so dull can last so long in such
His real concern for the music
scene was whether or not someone
would wake up to what a really
good disco was, and produce it,
making the beginning of an effective threat to bands. He was
optimistic though, and said that he
hoped bands would shape up.
"There are a lot of fine musicians
here, but very few ' real entertainers."
In general, the agents think that
there is no real threat to the music
industry. But there are a few
people who are violently opposed to
disco!   One   agent   is   Alexander
McCallum of Amalgamated Artists
Casting Agency.
He called disco a discraceful
breach of ethics that is harming
professional livelihoods. He stated
that taped music was damaging
our cultural roots because people
were losing the opportunity to have
an audience with their art.
He pointed out that all the big
artists, like Gordon Lightfoot or
Joni Mitchell, started out small.
With the advent of electronic entertainment, all launching opportunities for new artists, are
gradually being squeezed out.
McCallum called this a step backwards culturally. He said that
there was no substitute for live
entertainment. Unlike other
promoters, he was not inclined to
say that acts had brought this
switch to disco on themselves by
loud volume or lack of quality. He
blamed people who were only
interested in making money,
saying they had no real regard for
On the other hand, Brian Wad-
sworth of Bruce Allen Promotions,
was not at all concerned about
disco, or any form of electronic
entertainment. He called disco a
fad, and said there was still plenty
of work for everybody. When asked
whether or not he thought that this
disco fad might make bands
sharpen up their stage acts, he
pointed out that bands could go
either way. "What's to say if bands
won't do the opposite," he asked,
"and lay back hype-wise, working
on the music only, and leave all the
'entertainment' to the DJ?"
The   union   reaction   is   a   bit
complicated. This is because there
are two unions. Both are opposed to
disco, but their outlooks and
reactions are different. One is the
American Federation of
Musicians, an international
organization which follows policies
devised in the U.S. The other is the
Allied Musicians Union, a locally
run union.
Robert Reid,1 president of the
1,850 member local of the AFM
said that his union recognized the
problem before it reached Vancouver and worked to stem it.
Larry Roberts, immediate past
president of the AMU, said the way
the AFM was handling the
situation was destructive to local
musicians' interests. "They follow
a policy set in New York, and don't
really care about what happens
here," he said. They will not allow
any of their musicians work in a
club that has disco, and as a result
a lot of the clubs are going solid
disco and avoiding the union
hassles, according to Roberts.
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Friday, November 7,  1975 PF INT1§*>
Page Friday's Anne Wallace talks to Roy
Hennessy9 radio personality and partner in
Alfie's Restaurant and Discotheque.
P.F.: Why did you add a disco to your
Hennessy: The primary reason is that,
well, first of all there probably would have
been a discotheque much earlier and
probably would have been a lot more of
them around had they been legal.
But they were illegal. Technically, they
probably still are.
Abiding by the law means having three
live musicians to (be able to) serve drinks.
We can't run a club unless you sell drinks, it
just won't work. They were having three live
musicians and records in between then the
musician's union got clever and put a lot of
people out of work. That's what it amounted
The audience or the market or however
you want to describe the people that are
going to discos, the people who are living in
this city have had 20 years of exposure to the
very best rock music and soul music that
there is.
When you go out to a club in the evening
you hear, in many instances, mediocre
imitations of someone else's hits, bands that
probably know 12 or 14 songs and that's it.
This didn't really appeal to people and it
isn't as successful as being able to go out
and dance to the very best that there is on a
good sound system.
The sound is controllable. When you hire a
band, they play a particular type of music
and that's all you're going to have that
night. So that the people who come to your
club have to be people who like that kind of
music. With our club, I've got a full-time
disc jockey and some part-time guys from
UBC and myself who are programming the
music. You're in the booth and can read the
audience. You can see what reaction you're
getting and you've got a library of a
thousand or twelve hundred catalogued,
organized selections to work from. So at a
moment's notice you can read the crowd.
Tonight maybe they're all 30 years of age or
over and so maybe you play just a little bit of
white, rock and roll because they're a little
more familiar with that and then later in the
evening after they loosen up a little you can
get back into some real funky disco stuff.
P.F.: What is the basic type of clientele at
your place?
H.: All types. You see we have a gourmet
restaurant on the top floor with a Dutch chef
and a pretty high ticket menu. A lot of the
people, you know, are your 30 to 40-year-old
businessmen, that type of person, young
executives, doctors, lawyers, who are out
for dinner and want to shake it up a bit.
Have a good meal upstairs and then just
drift downstairs into the discotheque. But
basically I would say 19 to 35 are the people
that are there.
P.F.: How well is the club going?
H.: Excellent.
P.F.: How many people does it hold?
H.: 235.
P.F.: What are the prices of your drinks
H.: Pretty standard.
P.F.: What kind of food do you serve in the
H.: We have the same menu $s up in the
dining room. We'll serve it downstairs as
P.F.: If you were going out yourself,
would you rather hear disco or live music?
H.: Disco.
P.F.: For the reasons you stated earlier?
H.: Yeah. See I spend most of my life in
music here at the radio station. I listen to
about a 100 new records a week. And when
you're done that for a few years, you get to
the point where if someone does something
poorly, it turns you off. When I find a group
that's live, that's great, you know that you
can really enjoy it, and I love dancing to
them too. But it's always hit and miss. It's
hit and miss with discos too, because you've
got to find a good jock, a good sound system,
that sort of thing. A lot of people call their
places discos to attract people in when they
aren't really discos.
P.F.: What kind of people do you hire in
your disco?
II.: One full-time disc jockey who used to
be on CKLG FM, and was a music director
of a radio station in Prince George. He's had
about a year of disco experience up there
and he's really together. We have a ball.
Friday and Saturday the two of us work it.
P.F.: You work the disco too? As a disc
IL: Yeah. I do maybe two half hours on a
Friday and Saturday night. I do it more for
fun than anything else. It's just a ball. It's
different from being on the air. You can
physically see people react to the music
Cleaver people were one of the first people
to really realize that. They got into it in a big
way. creating the whole atmosphere of an
experience. You know, you get to babysit the
waiter and help him with his math. That-
whole concept really worked and it still is a
really successful concept. Plus the people
are getting good food and good value.
Our concept is the same. We've created an
experience, the whole restaurant, the
discotheque, everything is like Hollywood,
right out of the nineteen thirties. You walk in
there and you've suddenly left that real
world outside and you've got something new
P.F.: You mentioned the Musicians
Union. Have you had any hassles with
H.: We aren't allowed to hire union bands.
They won't supply us with union people.
You see the economics of running with a
good band all week long, just won't work.
you're playing and put together combinations. We are working pretty close
together and working pretty hard on putting
the music together, building a library,
keeping it current, and keeping it to what-
people want to hear. And I've got two new
UBC radio types and they are both doing an
excellent job. They're doing fill-ins and
working during the week, and working on
Larry's night off. It gives them some good
experience working with people and they're
doing a good job. I was surprised. They were
really enthusiastic about it and I thought
with a little bit of work, would catch on. But
I was amazed. They caught on very fast. So
we've got a very good crew of people. But
they're hard to find.
P.F.: How do you think the discotheques
are going to do in Vancouver?
II.: Discotheques are a fad and I think this
city is going to glut itself for a couple of
years to make up for 10 years of not having
discoff. I don't think it's going to be an overnight thing that's going to fade away.
P.F.: So what would you see as the future
for discos?
II.: The next couple of years I think that
discos are going to be the only thing in
Vancouver. They are going to get better and
bigger and more unique. Every day people
are phoning with ideas or locations. "Come
on over and look at this, would you be interested in putting one in here?" Some of the
places and the ideas. They're incredible!
P.F.: People are going to a lot more expense these days to make more of an atmosphere in their place. What do you think
of that concept?
H.: The thing that makes a discotheque
work is the atmosphere. It has to be an
experience, just like restaurants. People
don't go to restaurants for the food, they go
to restaurants for an experience. The Keg N'
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You j'ust can't make any money at it. So our
idea was to go discotheque, pure
discotheque, right through the week and
then use live bands on Friday and Saturday.
We were going to do a produced show and we
wanted to build a stage area into the
discotheque and have a couple of groups
that we were using, local guys that were
good. They were talented musicians and had
a lot of experience. We wanted to do a half- -
hour light entertainment comedy set, like
the history of rock and roll, or do a Chicago
night, get a brass group where they do all
Chicago stuff, live, plus some physical, onstage entertaining, so that people could sit
back and drink for half an hour, watch the
show and cool off after shaking it up. But if
the disc jockey talks, you're not allowed to
have live musicians.
P.F.: That's under the musicians union?
II.: That's their regulation. If you have a
juke box they have no control. If you have a
guy who just plays records, and he doesn't
say anything, they have no control. But as
soon as he opens his mouth, they feel they
have a right to blacklist you. All they've
done, is take all the entertainment people in
the city and got them annoyed. You know
you don't go to someone who has a couple
hundred thousand dollars tied up in a club
and give him an ultimatum on how he's
going to make that club profitable.
I think they've really hurt themselves.
And I think where they've hurt themselves
is with their credibility to their members.
The fact that their members, any of the ones
that I've talked to, think it's absolutely nuts.
They realize that discos are long overdue,
they realize that they are a fad. They also
realize that good local musicians, good
musicians from anywhere that can play
well, will do well. A club with a good group
like that can draw as well as discos do. Right
now it's a little weighted toward discos
because they're a fad.
P.F.: If discos are fad then the musicians
should be more flexible to get more jobs in
your view?
II.: Exactly. We've got a small bar
downstairs where it would be beautiful to
have a folk singer in the evenings on the
P.F.: Is that out of bounds by the union?
P.F.: Oh yeah. We can't do that. It's the
same building. These were the things that
we were talking about doing, all these sorts
of things. We've got a huge complex there
and a lot of people go there and a lot of
people enjoy it. We would like to make it
more attractive and more fun for the type of
taste that our clientele has. I don't know if
we'll ever be able to do that now.
It's proven to us, not just in the economics
of it, but it's also proven by the response to
the club, what a disco needs. If you could see
the difference too in attendance from when
we first took over the club when we were
using live groups, open on weekends only as
a cabaret. We have tripled, almost tripled
our weekly attendance.
P.F.: Are you thinking of opening any
other discos?
II.: No. Not yet. No, my main job, my real
job is the radio station. It happens that it's
something I wanted to do and I'm interested
in. My two partners are involved in
marketing, and they have wanted to be
involved in restaurants for a couple of
years. I guess a lot of people have had that
dream, some day they want to own a
restaurant. I guess it's supposed to be a cool
thing to do or a status symbol to say, "I've
got a restaurant." I had never thought I'd
end up getting into one. I'd looked at one
before, and talked to people about it. But I
never really thought it would happen. And I
got to know Laurie (Frisbee) and Terry
(Upguard) and we started talking and they
said. "Why not? Try it!"
P.F.: What made you think the time was
just right now? With prices, inflation and
everything, people have less money to
spend. Why are discotheques doing so well?
II.: People have less money to spend but if
they get good value for their dollar. You can
only sit at home so long and think about the
fact that the economy's going to hell. They
can only worry about it so long, you know.
It's very similar to the period of the
thirties. It's an escapism thing, a glittering
world of make believe. That's what we built
into the discotheque for that very reason.
We could have gone supei contemporary
like the "Sexe Machine" in Montreal which
has one entire wall covered with boobs.
That's all it was, the boobs lit up and
everything was boobs. Or the "Plexi" which
was a beautiful discotheque. It still is.
Everything in the club is curved and made
out of plexiglass, and the whole room lights
up — it's spectacular.
P.F.: How does the disco scene in Vancouver compare to others in the rest of
II.: Montreal has 210 discotheques. From
what I can gather from talking to friends
back there, three quarters of them are
making money. About a dozen of them are
very profitable and very successful.
They've been going much longer there
(Montreal). One thing that's unique, in the
vast majority of centres the disc jockey
doesn't talk. In Europe they don't have
microphones. That seems to be a
phenomenon that's happened here. We
weren't going to put a microphone in here
until I did some research in other clubs
around town and realized that they had their
jocks talking.
P.F.: Do you think that makes a big difference?
Friday, November 7,  1975
Page Friday, 5 dramadramadramadramadramadramad
Controversy in hell
After viewing the Freddie Wood
Theatre's production of Marlowe's
Dr. Faustus, I was repeatedly
nagged by the thought that if only
the director had concentrated a bit
more on  directing  some of his
of these shortcomings could have
been reduced. It is a shame, for he
seems to be competing with
Faustus as the most tragic figure
on stage.
Director David Soule, however,
has obviously had more time to
Mephistopheles (Brockington) and Faustus (Scarfe) deal
actors, rather than his technicians,
the show would have been much
closer to perfection.
I could not help feeling that if
some of the amateur actors on
stage had been given on a bit more
guidance, the distinction between
them and the professionals would
be relatively unnoticeable.
However, such roles as Lucifer
and Faustus's two scholar friends,
blandly lack the polish required for
them, and cause only discomfort to
an otherwise relaxed audience.
Edgar Dobie as Lucifer, has a
physique and posture which make
him an impressive visual figure,
but those are about all he has going
for him.
His voice awkwardly spews out
lines that seem ill-paced and inconsistent to the play's poetical
flow. His movements seem lumbering, rather than with the
demonic vitality one would expect
of the "Arch-Regent of hell". He
even seems withdrawn, rather
than involved with his fellow actors. But can Dobie be blamed for
Surely with more attention, some
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spend with his other amateurs.
Russ Roberts does a pleasingly
witty portrayal of Wagner,
Faustus' servant, John Brodych
does a nicely pompous Pope, and
Dean Foster and Mark Allen are
outstanding as the two crude serfs,
Robber and Dick. The latter two
may most easily be mistaken as
professionals. The audience's
warm response will attest to that.
The two professionals, Alan
Scarfe as Faustus, and Peter
Brockington as Mephistophilis,
hardly need mention. Scarfe's
control is as rock-solid as his
stoney face. His transformation
from a strong, self-confident and
ambitious man, to one of despair
and inescapable damnation, is as
vivid as need be. He demonstrates
with authority, the realization that
"those who laugh on earth, must
weep in hell", as Mephistophilis
Brockington succeeds in conveying with a quiet, almost
mournful approach, just what
eternal damnation must really be
like. Though one may be misled by
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ministerial-type voice,
Brockington cleverly holds onto a
somewhat subdued dignity and
pride, which unquestionably
identify him as a demon.
Visually, director Soule's use of
the multi-media as a stage
technique is at first striking. We
are not only well stimulated by the
sight of film and slide projections,
but amazed at the keen precision
by which they are executed.
Richard Kent Wilcox (Setting
and Lighting Designer), Bill
Roxburgh (Film and Slide Images)
and the entire production crew
must be applauded for succeeding
in such an ambitious undertaking.
Unfortunately, much of their
efforts go unnoticed towards the
conclusion of the play, when
Faustus, himself, dominates us,
and at times, they even tend to
distract us.
David Soule has also adapted
Faustus for the modern audience.
He has injected some refreshing
comedy into an oftentimes heavy,
plodding script. He has also added
scenes of his own, which are an
inevitable poke at controversy.
It disrupts us immensely, for
instance, to be hurtled from the
refined idiom of the Sixteenth
Century, to the vulgar idiom of
present day. Here, the poetical
flow so astutely spoken by Faustus
and his peers is, in fact, clogged by
spoor, or as Wagner defines it,
Soule is focusing in on relating to
a 1975 audience, which many will
appreciate. Others, however, will
conclude, quite simply, that he has
unforgiveably raped too much of
Christopher Marlowe's elevating
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Friday, November 7, 1975 Connection: unimpressive
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"All we want is to be able to work," he said,
"We can't afford to think like the AFM, and
throw away our livelihood."
One establishment that had a fight with
the AFM is Sugar Daddy's. There had been
both disco and a live band until the union
raised objections about the presentation of
the format. Reid disagreed with Roberts by
remarking that the union did not mind disco
in conjunction with bands unless the place
hires a DJ and makes a big thing of it. At
any rate. Sugar Daddy's and two other
places, Valentino's and Harry C's are now
owned by the same company and are on the
AFM's 'unfair list'.
"It has got harder for new bands to make
a name because of the tighter situation," he
said, "but it is not too serious."
Opinions change from person to person, of
course. The smaller people have larger
complaints, while the larger agencies are
relatively complacent, expecting to ride
disco smoothly. The smaller agencies also
expect bands to become 'more professional'
while the larger agents think that their
bands are good enough to begin with. Those
with less power want more done for the
bands. Those with more power know that
things will just have to happen on their own.
But everybody knows that disco is just a fad,
and no matter how intriguing the electronic
gadgets may become, nothing will beat the
energy of real, live entertainment
As a result, no Vancouver union musician
can work in any of these places, even though
the latter two formerly employed singles
and double acts, not dance bands. This
means less work for musicians.
Roberts also complained about government regulations concerning entertainment
in lounges. "The government opened up the
liquor laws, but didn't do anything to help
local musicians." Roberts wants legislation
that will make liquor outlets employ
musicians and not just music machines.
He also pointed out that most of the bands
that did hit the downtown club circuit were
American acts. "For some reason, not as
many local acts get used as we would like to
see," he said. "The music scene here is
pretty dead now. Bands that come from the
east move back, mostly to Alberta. Roberts
blamed lack of governmental policy and
American interests for the state of the
business. "It's not that I've got anything
against American acts, it's just that I'd like
to see Canadian bands used more." he said.
The general consensus is that the music
industry in Vancouver is not exactly sickly,
but it is certainly not dynamic, especially
now with the discos taking a large bite of the
downtown club scene. However, disco is not
the major cause for the overall malaise of
If you're thinking of heading down to Oil
Can's to take in some good jazz, forget it.
Until further notice (about two weeks) Oil
Can's will be running The Connection, a two
act musical drama written by Jack Gelber.
The Connection, written in 1959, is a
brilliant jazz drama. Or so I was told. What
it really is is a play about heroin addicts and
what they go through when a fictional writer
tries to involve them in a one-act, free
theatre play.
This play within a play doesn t aeai-witn
jazz or with heroin. It's more concerned
with life itself.
Gelber uses the actions of the characters
as they try to act out the play to make
comments on our society and the people in
The play has no real concrete themes and,
as the audience is told at the end, it has no
It's the kind of play that leans on you
rather than merely entertaining you. You
have to put up with various activities that
belong to Greenwich Village but, if you are
willing to try and get something out of the
thing, you should find some redeemable
merit in it.
Howard Fair, Ernie King, Charles Gray
and Colin Vint are the addicts. Their performances were creditable. Bill Reiter adds
some comic relief as the fictional play's
fictional producer. Wyckham Porteous, in
the role of the writer, is very weak.
The play's only real connection with jazz
is the musical score played by Al Wiertz,
drums; Jerry Inman, piano, and Billy
Taylor, bass. But the sound is very
disciplined, restricted to underscoring the
the local scene. The fact is, that the top
name places (which presumably will start
showcasing bands again) will, for the most
part,-.use American acts. Also, a large
foreign controlled union that may not
always have the best interests of local
musicians in mind, is not a help.
Still, the disco craze has had large short-
term effects on the music here. However, it
has not devastated the industry. "We aren't
starving." said Ab Byrant. a member of a
local band called Jet.
drama, at times it's hard to tell whether the
music is there to pad out the play or whether
the play is there to pad out the music.
If this review suggests that a 1959 play
dealing with life through the eyes of heroin
addicts won't particularly interest you,
don't despair. I wasn't especially excited
The audience was at times more interesting than the play itself. The Connection brought out all the beatnicks from
the early sixties, proving once again they
have not died. They simply aged a little and
moved out into the suburbs.
Sporting a wide variety of accents and
clothes, leopard skin pants among the
sartorial pageantry, the people came off as
Hallowe'en rejects. During the numerous
low points in the drama, the audience kept
the place alive. Some of them were really
getting into the spirit of the evening,
changing from table wine in the first act to
the ever popular coffee in the final act.
However, your fearless Page Friday
reporter was not bothered with these
decisions as the waitress did an admirable
job of avoiding his table.
I must commend the excellent job that Oil
Can's staff did in leading the audience in the
There may be something to this play if
you're willing to dig for it. But somehow I
keep thinking of the time near the end of the
second act when Jaybird (Wickham Porteous) says, "Maybe we should have tried it
without an audience." Somehow I'm not so
sure that he was wrong.
For those who really need some jazz, the
Gavin Walker group does a set after The
Connection fades from the stage.
II.: Yeah. We don't talk very much at all. I
think that really puts people off. When you
get up in the morning and turn on a top radio
station, you get hammered at but that's the
time of day when you need someone to give
you a boot out of the sack. But when you're
out at night, if you're taking out a lady
you've wanted to take out for a long time
and you're having a great evening and
really getting off on each other and having a
good time shaking it up, you don't want
some clown over the mike, "last call from
the bar," and screaming and yelling,
"c'mon, get your ass in gear," you know?
We just don't want that. We do enough to
establish ourselves. The fact that we are
there, that we are human. Otherwise you're
a juke box.
P.F.: In terms of the hassles you have
with the musicians union, do you think this
small amount of contact is worthwhile?
H.: I think it's important that a little is
said. We do a bump contest thing at one
thirty in the morning, with a free dinner
upstairs for the best bumpers.
But I think it's important to make that bit
of a contact with them, even if just to
establish what your first nam i is. A lot of the
times I'm sure there is a large number of
people in that club who are aware of who I
am or that I'm involved in the club at all. I
just say, "Good evening. My name's Roy. Is
there anything you want to hear?"
People who realize that I'm the same idiot
who talks to them on the radio in the morning appreciate that I'm just being casual
with them. And for others, I have a name
and when they come up it's not just, "Hey
you. can you play this?" It's someone they
can talk to. And it works, it really does. A
couple of evenings we haven't done that and
the audience has been really withdrawn. So
we just say hi and then they know we're
I have nothing to regret. What's done is
done; I have no excuses. Some days were
good days, some days were bad days. But I
cannot recall any day that I did not try my
best - so how can I regret even the bad days?
Maurice "Rocket" Richard
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Friday, November 7, 1975 Do it again was already overdone
Did you know it is tough to
swallow two packets of. fruit gums,
two ice cream cones and a large
coke within an hour and a half?
"What the hell has that got to do
with the movie review?" the
grinning editor asks. Nothing.
Absolutely nothing. You see ol' pal
ol' buddy, a movie review can only
exist when one assumes that a
movie has indeed been brought into
Syruppy romance
The Other Side pf The
Mountain is the true(!) story of Jill
Kinmont, once U.S. Olympic
hopeful. It's the story of a winner
become loser. A woman who, after
battling worlds of stigma and self-
pity, finds true love in another
loser who (choke, sob) . . . You
know a Love Story on snow?
The Other Side Of The Mountain.
Gaudy - Kingsway and Joyce
Marilyn Hassett smiles her way
through an infinity of tragic setbacks, and Beau Bridges, her
suicide-prone boyfriend, plays the
buffoon for comic effect. On occasion, his Mickey Rooney image
makes the movie bearable.from an
acting standpoint. The few times
they combine in what could have
been very tender moments, their
lines are overdone '— and the
audience is swept away by a flood
of tears, inappropriate advice and
In one word the movie could be
renamed Stigma. One side of the
mountain is crowded with tanned
faces, perfect snow conditions, and
pearly white smiles. The other is
all black — and as Jill is trundled
off down the mountain by the
skipatrol — (a scene reminiscent
of a funeral), one can't help but
think the film is overdone. The
struggle to cope with her new life
situation is overdone — and the
social message (how do we treat a
person who is paraplegic) is lost.
At the end of her struggles to
educate herself, her'only place is in
teaching another group of Society's
losers — the Indian children of the
Piaute Reserve. And as her former
ski-champ boyfriend reacted when
he saw his great skier struggling to
raise a potato chip to her mouth,
the audience can only react with'
pity or revulsion to Jrll's condition
as it relates to the normal.
The themes of loneliness and her
struggle to be independent carries
you into an empathy with Hassett,
but the utter fantasy of Jill and
Dick   (Bridges')   dreams   have
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interfered with a realistic portrayal of what it must have meant.
It's an attempt at a catch-all
romance, with a dash of hopeless
tragedy thrown in, prevents the
movie from being even light entertainment. If you're sold on the
love story — you pay the price of
missing Jill's real situation.
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admission to the general
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being As far as "Let's Do It Again"
is concerned, a movie was not
made. It was attempted, but what
came off the production line was
not a movie, just a mistake.
The picture starts off with a
lovely young thing swinging hips
among other things across a work
yard. This of course distracts Bill
Cosby and he ends up driving his
fork lift truck into a pile of junk,
Anyone say HO Hum? Oh sorry - it
was me.
Actually the story is about two
enterprising members of "The
Brother and-Sisters of Shaka"
lodge (Oh brother!) ripping off big
time gambling bosses in order to
help the lodge build new temples
and other nice things vital to the
perpetuation  of. religious  consciousness.
For the next hour and half, while
I'm swallowing the fruit gums,
Sidney Poitier and Bill "Jello
Pudding" Cosby hypnotize boxing:
champion, believe it or not, Jim-
mie "J.J. Big Mouth Dyn-o-mite'-'
Walker. Walker believes he is
invincible and knocks out the
reigning champion.
The rest of the story is too involved to be repeated here. In any
case if it bored me when I saw ihe
show there is no reason to believe
it'll be any better if I tell it here.
But enough^ compliments! The
story suffers terribly from a lack of
Continuity. In fact it is almost as
jerky as a B.C. Lions offensive
drive. In laymen's terms, it
On the whole, apart from some
interesting monologues by the
Jello Pudding man, Let's Do It
Again has little to offer the
audience looking for the great
comedy the ads promised.
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chewing he can't see what's going
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Students and faculty at NDU
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Page 17
Problem handed to colleges
From page 1
'•There are places for students to
go," i Dennison said. "Today we
have a network of community
colleges virtually covering the
whole of the province.
"Colleges look upon remedial
instruction as one of their tasks
and they do it very well," he said.
But Walls said if a student shows
interest in attending university,
ancftias achieved passing marks in
high school or in other educational
sysfcms, that student should be
able? to attend university.
Ifj the student has some
deficiencies in areas such as
English, but wants to try and meet
the standard by the end of his or
hern year, the university should
offer the necessary help, he said.
"The university should not turn
that person away, nor should they
babysit — the onus is on that
person to get through the year. We
should give the person a chance to
get through the year."
Walls said the student shouldn't
be able to proceed from one year to
the next until he or she had attained a passing mark for the first
"But a person should be able to
try*and meet the standard," Walls
Dennison said any entrance
exam should be a "competency-
basted test" rather than a content
test, in other words, one which
tested for minimum standards in
writing and comprehension rather
than for knowledge of specific
pieces of literature.
'*I would not want to see a type of
exjim that would discriminate
against older students wanting to
return to university," he said.
He said a content-based exam
would disadvantage people who
have been out of the formal
education system for a long time.
Dennison said a competency-
basWMarii'would allow "anyone
who'd kept their skills up to have
an equally good chance of coming
He said it is also necessary to
"take an honest look" at what
other areas should be tested in an
entrance exam.
"People in science would
probably feel that basic math
competency should be tested,"
Dennison said.
"I'm not sure about that," he
added, saying problems that might
exist in areas other than English
have not been as widely publicized
as the English illiteracy question.
But Walls said an exam would be
"the most discriminatory type of
procedure which could be used" to
permit entrance to UBC.
"Every examination is unfair.
Standards will be arbitrary —
standards are fallible and we're
going to end up with standards."
He also said entrance exams
wouldn't be fair to students who
might have a bad day when they
write the exam.
Dennison said his motion wasn't
prompted by poor instruction in the
high schools.
"I don't agree with all those who
say high schools are doing a bad
job. I would not want to see the
whole responsibility hurled back
on high schools.
"I don't believe the job of the
high school is just to prepare
students for university," he said.
Dennison said he thinks the
university should accept some
responsibility for the selection
procedures it might use to pick
"If there are going to be entrance exams, I think the
university should be responsible
for constructing them and for
administering them," he said.
And if high schools are not
responsible for current low
standards in areas like English,
and the university wants to set
entrance exams which exceed
what is taught in high school, then
who has to bridge the gap?
Dennison seems to say it's the
"I   think   the   student   himself
should assume some responsibility," he said. "It seems to me
students in high school should take
more responsibility."
Walls does not agree.
"If high schools are not training
people properly, why do we hit
back at the students? What right
have we got to turn them away?"
Walls said UBC's own education
faculty must accept some, of the
problem for recent lowering of
standards in high school education.
"It does have to accept
responsibility to the extent they're
turning out the teachers," he said.
Walls also pointed out that
teachers have to work within the
system imposed on them by school
boards and the government.
And in recent years, that system
has put the emphasis in English
at ubc
instruction into communications
and multi-media courses instead of
on teaching grammar and sentence construction.
"I think it's probably not so
much that teachers can't teach
English but that they don't," he
"But I refuse to accept the
argument that teachers have no
role to play in policy making. I
don't see why high schools can't
offer on one hand a multi-media
course and on the other hand a
course on English skills."
And Walls suggested that
"maybe the level in high school is
adequate for everything except
university. Why should the high
schools change? Maybe the
university should change,"
The rest of the student senators
polled Thursday had, varying
opinions of entrance exams.
Of the 17 student senators, 12
were tracked down for comments.
And of the 12, all except Walls said
they'd vote for the investigation
proposed by Dennison, for different reasons.
Most said problems like the
English illiteracy situation meant
that senate should investigate
solutions, including an entrance
exam proposal. But several
senators added that they hadn't
made up their minds about
whether entrance exams are a
good idea.
Joan Blandford said she thinks
there's something wrong with the
school system, but "I don't like the
idea of an exam."
And Brian Krasselt said he'll
vote for the investigation because
setting up a committee "isn't too
"But I'll be veryjeery of how I
vote after that," he added.
Gordon Funt and Lynn Cor-
scadden both said they opposed the
idea of entrance exams along with
Walls. Funt said he agreed with
Walls' reasons for opposing the
exam idea.
Carol Goulet, Keith Gagne, Janet
Ryan, Brian Dougherty, Gary
Moore and Brian Higgins all said
they are in favor of entrance
And Gordon Blankstein said: "as
a matter of fact, I haven't even
thought about it. I haven't really
looked into it for UBC — I'll have to
do that before next week."
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Friday, November 7, 1975
More sports
'Birds meet Huskies
to open CW season
The UBC Thunderbird hockey
team will host the University of
Saskatchewan Huskies for the
grand opening of the 1975-76
Canada West season, Friday.
The two teams are evenly
matched. Last year the 'Birds
finished the season with a 5-3
record against the Huskies but
could only manage a 32-31 goal
The 'Birds have won by large
margins in all their exhibition
games thus far. UBC coach Bob
Hindmarch said these wins are
really meaningless though. He
said, "all the teams we played
were much Weaker than the 'Birds,
so we were expecting to win easily.
The games mean very little except
that if we lose we know the team is
Hindmarch has been going with
four  forward  lines   and   three
defence pairs, but Canada West
rules limit him to 18 players. For
the games with the Huskies he will
go with 11 forwards, five defen-
cemeri and two goalies, but as yet
he does not know who will sit out.
Hindmarch believes this will make
little difference as the team is in
excellent condition.
He added, "we have the best
penalty killers in the league. We
have not lost any from last year
and have added several good new
Hindmarch also has been experimenting with a new power play
in practise. It is a basketball type
play where the 'Birds overload one
side in an attempt to draw the
opposition over. They then try and
hit the lone point man who is
breaking in.
As for the Huskies, speed is their
most dangerous weapon and the
'Birds will have to be alert. The
prairie  team  has  also  added   a
number of topnotch players from
the Junior A level.
As far as goaltending goes the
'Birds can breathe easier than last
Kevin Mignault, the Huskies
goaltender for the last couple of
seasons, will not be playing this
year. He was drafted by the
Vancouver Blazers in his second
season but declined the offer to
play in the WHA. This year he has
decided to try his hand at
professional hockey.
Last year Mignault was one of
the main reasons the two teams
were so evenly matched. The
'Birds are glad he is not playing
this year.
This will be the first game for the
Birds with real opposition and
will offer a good indication of how
the 'Birds will do this season.
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IN   ACTION   against   Calgary   team
—bob tsai photo
in   pre-season
Women hoopball
Another coach in UBC's sports
empire is predicting big things this
Thunderette basketball coach
Sue Evans thinks that, despite the
loss cf four players, she'll have a
stronger team than last year.
"The team's attitude is fantastic.
Everyone is in an aggressive
frame of mind. The players
returning from last year are really
With the players not coming
back including Carol Turney,
Kathy Burdett, and Nora
Ballantyne, Evans is being optimistic. Turney led the league in
nearly every department last year,
except for shooting percentage,
which Burdett won. Ballantyne
was a strong presence under the
The Thunderettes have played
twice so far this year, but the
results   were  inconclusive.   UBC
bombed two Calgary city league
teams by scores which Evans was
too embarrassed to divulge.
"Our strongest test so far will
come against the Grads Friday
night," Evans said.
"Just about half the national
team will be there: Bev Barnes,
JoAnn Sargent, Bev Bland, and
Carol Turney."
To make it worse, UBC isn't
completely healthy. Tara Smith
has been ill with 'flu, and will only
see spot duty. Louise Zerbe is out
with an injury.
Evans does have Sara Lindsay,
Rose Sebellin. Laurie Watson,
Carol Wilson, and Judi Kent
returning from last year and ready
to go Friday. She also has some
good players promoted from the
junior varsity.
"It should be a good game," said
Evans. Friday, 6:30, War
Memorial Gym. The Thunderbirds
play afterward against their grads.
Volleyball quest begins
The Thunderbird volleyball team begins its quest for the Canada West
championship Saturday and Sunday with matches against the Universities of Calgary and Lethbridge.
Lome Sawula, the new UBC volleyball coach has high expectations for
the team this year. He said, "the Canada West league and Canadian Open
titles are well within our reach."
The 'Birds were second in Canada West last year, losing out to the
University of Alberta Golden Bears. The Calgary Dinosaurs were right
behind, in third place.
The 'Birds defeated Calgary in both of their matches last year, by
scores of 4-1 and 3-1.
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—bob tsai photo
GORD PENN (19), UBC fullback, picks up yardage the hard way against the University      Alberta to become the first Thunderbird ever to gain 1,000 yards in a season. The Birds
of Calgary Dinosaurs. Penn needs 28 yards in Saturdays's game with the University of      need a win to finish 7-3, the best a UBC team has ever done.
Footballers end season at home
The only thing on the line for
the Thunderbird football team's
Saturday game with the University
of Alberta Golden Bears is the
record, which could show
unequivocally this year's team was
UBC's best ever.
A win would give the 'Birds a
season record of 7-3. With the
possible exception of the Royal
Military College Redmen this
record would be earned playing
competition of a calibre above
what UBC has met during past
brief spells of winning seasons. The
Western  Intercollegiate   Football
League has risen steadily through
the years (yes, Virginia, the
mighty SFU Clansmen have even
fallen to a WIFL team).
Even a 6-4 record would put this
year's team in the running for the
label of best ever. But it would be
far better for the record to support
such a contention.
Against the Bears UBC is going
to have its hand full. The Bears
beat them earlier this season 22-18.
It was a game that UBC should
have won. Since then both teams
have improved. The team that
wins will be the team that wants it
The 'Birds have several reasons
to want it more. They want to win
seven games. They want to finish
in second place. They want to go
undefeated at home. They want
revenge, UBC hasn't beaten the
Golden Bears since 1966.
Another record that could be
surpassed Saturday afternoon is
the UBC single season rushing
record. Fullback Gord Penn needs
28 yards to reach the 1,000 yard
plateau. No Thunderbird rusher
has reached such heights before.
"We all want Penn to get his
thousand but the team record is
more important. And if we lose this
game we finish fourth. We know
we're a better team than that,"
said Smith.
In the other WIFL game
Saturday the University of Calgary
Dinosaurs meet the University of
Manitoba Bisons. The Dinos have
already wrapped up the league
title, with last weeks 37-17 win over
the 'Birds.
The University of Saskatchewan
Huskies finished the year last week
with a 17-15 win over the Bisons to
push their record to 5-3.
A win Saturday would peg UBC's
league record at 5-3. Thus they
would finish in a second-place tie
with the Huskies.
Game time is 2:00 p.m. at
Thunderbird Stadium.
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The Thunderbird basketball
team has games tonight and
tomorrow. Tonight at 8:30 they
take on the Grads at War Memorial
Gym. Saturday night they are
taking part in Dogwood Senior "A"
competition. The game starts at
8:30 p.m. at War Memorial Gym,
as well.
The soccer 'Birds and the JV
teams have games Saturday. The
'Birds have a game in the B.C.
Soccer league 1st division. They go
against Vancouver City at 12:30
p.m. at Empire Stadium. The J.V's
take on the simon Fraser Clansmen, also at Empire Stadium.
Game time has not been announced.
The UBC cross country team is
competing in two meets on
Saturday. Chris White and John
Wheeler qualified for the CIAU
championships with their showing
in the Canada West cross-country
meet last weekend. Tomorrow they
will be in Victoria for the CIAU
final meet. The rest of the team
will be in Surrey for the Pacific
The Rugby 'Birds will try and
improve their standings in the
Vancouver Rugby Union. They
take on the Georgians here at
Arthur Lord Field. Last Saturday
the 'Birds defeated Kats 20-3.
November 4-9 the badminton
team will take to the courts at the
Vancouver Racquets Club for the
Jack Underhill Invitational
Janet McLorg who is ranked as
one of B.C.'s top junior girls will be
competing for the junior "B" event
title. Beryl Allan who is in her
fourth year of playing badminton is
also expected to do well in her
event. Other up and coming
players are Barb Lade and Diana
In their first tournament of the
year the girls did quite well. Janet
McLorg and Sandra Skillings
teamed up to reach the final in
Ladies Doubles, where they lost in
their third game. Janet also did
well in the singles, where she lost
the semi-final event.
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than 0.5% distortion. Walnut sleeve
optional. NOW
MODEL 1060
harmon/kardan    hkiooo
Harman/Kardons HK 1000 Stereo
C&ssette Deck invites comparison
with any tape casette deck in the
world, regardless of size, features,
or price. NOW
Provides 60 watts continuous
power, has less than 0.5% THD
and IM. Walnut sleeve optional.
ALJTEIC        0_ftA
Model 1120 delivers 120 watts continuous power (typically 150) into 8
ohm speakers, with less than 0.2%
total harmonic and intermodulation
distortion. Walnut sleeve optional.
This two-way speaker system features Altec's patented 15-inch Bi-
flex Speaker with a 10'/i pound
magnet structure together with a
high efficiency tweeter. Sugg, list
$364.00 NOW
THOR|N$*   TD-145C
The world's only turntable with electronic sensing for automatic tone
arm lift-up and shut off. Sugg, list
$299.95 NOW
The HD 414 gives music its true
beauty. Enjoy your favorites without
being disturbed or disturbing anybody.
harman/kardon 330B
The 450 is unexcelled by any other
cassette deck. Sugg, list $699.95
Model 90
A direct descendant of the top-
rated EPI Model 100. Sugg, list
$129.00 • NOW
The Harman/Kardon 330B opens
up the world of true high fidelity to
music lovers who can afford but a
modest outlay for equipment. Walnut sleeve optional. Sugg, list
$295.00 NOW
harman/kardon  630
30/30 watts RMS, both channels
driven into 8 ohms from 20-20kHz
at less than o.5% THD. Walnut
sleeve optional. Sugg, list $425.00
The phenomenally popular speaker
which Stereophile Magazine calls
quite probably the best buy in high
fidelity today." Sugg, list $104.50


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