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Array Board protests job cuts
THE UBYSSEY
Vol. IX, No. 59 VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1978
18    228-2301
—matt king photo
STUDENT SLEEPS ON, oblivious to infiltration of SUB by misshapen zeppelins advertising presence of UBC
women's centre in SUB 130. Unidentified woman awoke later and was startled to find that balloon campaign
is part of women's week going on this week, with various speakers and activities. (See hot flashes, page 6).
Science rep in as AMS pres
By KATHY FORD
Political rookie Bruce Armstrong narrowly defeated longtime hack Bob Goodwin in a successful bid to become the Alma
Mater Society's new president
Wednesday.
Science representative Armstrong received 20 votes to commence representative Goodwin's
16. Four people abstained.
During his nominating speech
for Armstrong, law representative
Dave Van Blarcom told the
assembly Armstrong is "in the
middle of the political spectrum,"
with grassroots political experience. Armstrong has been
active in the science undergraduate society.
"I consider myself a sort of in-
the-middle candidate, able to take
direction," Armstrong said.
Armstrong urged co-operation
with the university administration
to fight education cutbacks.
Both candidates showed anti-
labor tendencies at one point in the
question period before the vote.
Asked if they would cross picket
lines and what they would advise
other students to do, both candidates said they would not respect
picket lines.
While Armstrong said it would
depend on the strike and how long
it had been going on, Goodwin was
more definite.
"I personally would cross a
picket line (at UBC) because I
have academic commitments," he
said.
Armstrong said that if the strike
was prolonged he would probably
cross the picket line, also because
of academic commitments.
Both candidates said they would
not tell students what to do about
picket lines.
"Both candidates seem to put
themselves forward as sitting on
the fence politically," commented
senator-at-large Lome Rogers.
"Any decision is not going to be
made by me," said Goodwin.
"My position would be what the
students and the SRA decide," said
Armstrong.
Armstrong replaces outgoing
president John DeMarco.
Arts senator Kate Andrew, at
See page 2: SRA
By MIKE BOCKING
The board of governors protested
Tuesday a move by the provincial
government to cut UBC student
research jobs for this summer by
more than half.
Board member Leslie Peterson
asked the board to write the
government asking it to formally
reconsider funding for the
program with a view to increasing
it.
And board chairman George
Morfitt recommended that a note"
of urgency be attached to the letter
in view of the approach of summer.
The government's decision to cut
the universities section of the youth
employment program from $1.5
million to $700,000 slashes the
number of students employed at
UBC from 650 to 300.
Administration president Doug
Kenny said Tuesday the government's decision was regrettable.
Kenny said the student work
program  was  highly   integrated
with academic work students were
pursuing and was of a high calibre.
"Because of my concern in this
matter I have sent a letter to the
ministry of labor expressing my
hope that this decision is not a
general framework."
In a letter to minister of labor
Allan Williams, Kenny said he
hoped there would be additional
funding for the program.
"I was very disappointed to
learn that funds available to the
University of British Columbia for
the 1978 youth employment
program are less than half of those
of last year.
"While I fully appreciate the
government's efforts to restrain
spending, it appears in this particular case that university and
college students are expected to
bear the brunt of the budget cuts,"
said Kenny.
The value of the universities
section of the youth employment
£ee page 2: JOB
.... Dept bosses
join UBC outcry
UBC department heads Wednesday criticized a decision by the
provincial government to
eliminate about 350 jobs from a
summer work program for UBC
students.
They said the youth employment
program is a good one which
should have been expanded and
that it will leave students with little
opportunity to find summer work
in their field of study.
"I think it's terrible," said
physics head Roy Nodwell. "I just
don't understand it."
Last week the labor ministry
said that funding for B.C.
universities' part of the youth
employment program would be cut
in half, leaving about 300 jobs for
UBC students, compared to more
than 650 last year, as part of an
economizing move by the ministry.
The program was designed to
provide funds for the universities
to support student summer
research projects co-ordinated
by their department or faculty.
Microbiology head Jack Campbell said the program had been
working well and that the government move was a mistake.
"It (the program) was a very
good thing and it's being
destroyed," he said. "It's quite a
blunder on the part of the government."
Campbell said the program
provided students with an opportunity to get valuable experience as well as a summer job.
"It has worked wonderfully well.
It has been just a tremendous
thing," he said.
Electrical engineering head Don
Moore said a number of students in
his department depend on research
jobs for summer work and that the
cutback will affect them.
"It's the students that are going
to be hurt. I'm concerned," he
said. "It's been very useful for our
students. The training has been
very valuable."
Social work director George
Hougham said the job cutback will
be bad for the community as well
as for students, since many social
work summer jobs go to projects
involving the community.
"There's a real loss and in social
work it's a loss to the community,"
he said.
Hougham said the program is a
worthwhile one which should have
been expanded this year.
"We didn't have enough (funds)
to go around last year and we're
going to be in even worse shape
this year," he said.
Funding for the program is
divided up among UBC faculties
and schools on a proportional
basis, with larger faculties obtaining more funding for jobs.
Students in the program are paid
between $550 and $750 a month, a
salary that has not been increased
since 1975.
A labor ministry official said last
week the program at the universities was cut to shift funds into
business and farm job programs,
where the government subsidizes
employers by paying half the
students' salaries instead of the
full amount, as at the universities.
Physiology head Harold Copp
said the government move to get
the most jobs for the money is a
mistake.
"To my mind it's an unfortunate
economization because it's one of
the most worthwhile expenditures
of public funds," he said.
Other department heads contacted Wednesday said they
believe the program cutback will
be detrimental by both reducing
the number of jobs available to
UBC students and also reducing
the opportunity for them to get
experience in their selected
academic field.
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Canada celebrates Women's Day
More than 3,000 men and women across
Canada joined in marches and demonstrations Wednesday to celebrate International Women's Day.
In Vancouver, noon-hour activity ground
to a halt as a crowd of 800 paraded from
Robson and Bute along Georgia to the Queen
Elizabeth theatre.
Police stopped traffic temporarily on the
route to allow the parade to proceed.
The atmosphere was cheerful, despite the
sometimes-hostile glares from shoppers and
business people who stopped to take in the
colorful scene. Balloons and posters bobbed
in the air above the marchers, many of
whom were wearing costumes for the occasion.
Students from City School, one of Van
couver's alternative schools, marched in a
group with teachers and volunteers from the
school. Sliey had spent the morning making
posters and discussing the women's
movement. Most of them were well aware of
the significance of the parade.
"I think women should have equal
rights," said 11-year-old Tracey. "I think
they should he able to do tilings just as well
as men can."
"The march itself is good," said Siggy, 12.
"I'm doing it because there should be
equal rights for men and women."
Among the many groups represented in
the parade, which was led by a woman on a
horse, were the Association of University
and College Employees, the Gay Alliance
Toward Equality, the Service, Office and
Retail Workers' Union of Canada, rape
relief and the Vancouver Status of Women.
There was an open limousine near the
back of the parade carrying "Mr. Media,"
— a suave individual with carefully-coiff ed
hair and a fixed smile.
At the theatre, the crowd milled around
listening to songs and bongo drums before
dispersing.
Most people seemed to think the parade
was a successful celebration of'Women's
Day.
In Montreal, a crowd of 2,000 marched
through the east end of the city in a parade
organized by Quebec's three main labor
organizations — the Confederation des
Syndicats Nationaus, the Federation des
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Thursday, March 9, 1978
For UBC students
Job cuts called criminal
From page 1
program is that the jobs created
are not "make-work" projects but
are closely  related  to  students'
career goals, said Kenny.
Alma Mater Society president
John DeMarco said he supports the
action Kenny and the board have
taken.
"The program was inadequate to
start  with  and  here   they   (the
'Daycare,
equal pay'
say women
From page 1
Travailleurs du Quebec, and the
Corporation des Enseignants du
Quebec.
The marchers demanded paid
maternity leave, abortion on
demand and equal pay for equal
work for women.
In Ottawa, 400 persons rallied on
Parliament Hill and then marched
through downtown with a list of 23
demands to improve the status of
women.
Among the most important
demands were equal pay for equal
work, abortion on demand, free
daycare and instituting International Women's Day as a
statutory holiday.
At the Parliament Hill rally,
Dodie Zerr of the Vancouver-based
Service, Office and Retail
Worker's Union (SORWUC) said
the economic status of women has
increased only slightly in the last
century.
government) are cutting it back,"
said DeMarco.
"The only excuse I've heard is
that they want to put their money
where it will create more jobs. But
I have a feeling they are cutting
back the amount of money spent on
these programs," said DeMarco.
A labor ministry official said
March 2 the program cuts were
made to save money without
cutting the over-all number of jobs.
"We have attempted to put
money this year into programs
where employers have maximized
the number of jobs for the amount
of money involved," said Bob
Plecas, executive director of the
ministry's manpower planning and
policy division.
"Obviously the cost of creating
jobs is less in the farm and
business programs," he said. "We
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SRA considers
but makes no
From page 1
one point considered a potential
presidential candidate, was acclaimed external affairs officer,
replacing Paul Sandhu.
And arts representative Bruce
Ross defeated Goodwin for the
position of secretary-treasurer 19
votes to 18. Ross replaces Arnold
Hedstrom.
In other business, the new
assembly voted to accept student
administrative commission
minutes that included the decision
feel that the number of jobs for
students (over-all) will not be cut."
But DeMarco said it is
questionable how many jobs the
government is really creating in
these areas. He said the government will probably be paying for
many jobs which would have been
created by business anyway.
"With the employment situation
the way it is, it's criminal to cut
back in any area," DeMarco said.
DeMarco said the advantage of
the university program is that it
gives students experience in areas
which are directly related to their
academic studies.
DeMarco suggested that the
government's action is an effort to
hide its inadequate handling of
unemployment.
"This shuffling around is intended to give the appearance of
positive action," he said.
leadership
decision
to conduct an efficiency study of
the Alma Mater Society. Although
SAC finance director Shanon Hart
was ready and willing to answer
questions on the study, viewed by
some people as a waste of money,
few were forthcoming from
assembly members.
The assembly also tabled a
motion to support in principle the
idea of a student leadership conference similar to one held last fall.
The request for support and help
came from Alumni Association
spokesman Grant Burnyeat.
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'Britain tried to sabotage Nazis'
Britain's chief of subversion and
sabotage planned to create a
revolution in Nazi-occupied
Europe during the Second World
War, a visiting University of
Victoria professor said Wednesday.
Under the leadership of Hugh
Dulton, then minister of economic
warfare, the Special Organization
Executive had planned a campaign
of industrial and military
sabotage, strikes, boycotts, riots
and terrorist attacks to cause
dissension against the Germans,
David Stafford told more than 20
people in Buchanan 102.
"He (Dulton) intended to set
Europe ablaze."
The SOE:, formed in 1940 as part
of Britain's defence measures, was
organized to support and stimulate
the European resistance
movement.
Dulton planned to organize
movements comparable to the
Nazis' own terrorist groups and
hoped to "stimulate the seeds of
revolt in Europe," Stafford said.
But the SOE was less effective in
its subversion than prime minister
Winston Churchill and Britain's
leaders had originally hoped,
according to Stafford.
"The SOE was the victim of a
great deal of wishful thinking, in an
overestimation of Europe's will to
resist," said Stafford.
He also cited Britain's political
obligations to exiled governments,
inter-bureaucratic rivalries, and
conflicts with Britain's other intelligence organizations as contributors to the SOE's ineffectiveness.
Dulton underestimated the
thoroughness and brutality of Nazi
occupation and had not anticipated
the reluctance of occupied
territories to follow Britain's lead,
Stafford said.
The SOE did manage to blow up
a German viaduct in Greece and
also destroyed a Norwegian
waterway used by the Germans in
1943.
The organization supported a
Yugoslavian guerrilla movement
and trained shock troops of Jewish
soldiers in Palestine later in the
war.
Exiled governments protested
the SOE's terrorist and sabotage
activities because it undermined
their authority and threatened
their power, Stafford said.
They also feared their countrymen would face severe civilian
reprisals.
Even Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) did not
want the SOE to encourage revolt
against the Germans, Stafford
said.
The service wanted to keep its
own network intact by "not
creating loud noises and big bangs
in Europe," he said.
Between 1940 and 1944, Britain
gave the intelligence service
priority over the SOE in sabotage
and resistance. On occasion the
service even used its power to
withhold information from the SOE
which could have been useful to the
organization, he said.
"The SOE met with rivalries and
bureaucratic warfare from the
intelligence service, but the SOE
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UNWITTING PIGEONS COME close to falling into nefarious briefcase bird trap. Fortunately pigeons grew
suspicious and flew off after noticing Tom Tautorus, left, and Randy West, both microbiology 3, eating
chicken salad sandwiches during lunch break outside SUB Wednesday.
proved extremely useful in
gathering intelligence for the SIS,"
he said.
Some members of the British
government made attempts to
disband the SOE and the issue
came to a head in December, 1943
when SOE's Dutch networks were
penetrated by the Germans, said
Stafford.
"Fifty-three agents dropped into
Holland, right into the hands of the
Germans."
This created a huge scare that all
SOE agents had been detected
across Europe, said Stafford.
But instead of disbanding the
organization after the disaster,
Churchill gave the SOE a reprieve.
"He declared that the SOE would
remain an independent
organization."
Inter-bureaucratic rivalries and
hostilities contributed to the SOE's
ineffectiveness. The organization
was treated with suspicion from
Britain's regular forces and was
called amateurish and ignorant,
Stafford said.
"The SOE was so endowed with
secrecy its own top officials hadn't
seen crucial documents."
The organization was caught in a
Catch-22 situation, he said.
"The SOE could only prove it
was doing a decent job if it improved its resources. But it could
only improve its resources if it was
doing a decent job."
Dulton had wanted the
organization "to become
professional and do a little body
line bowling of the Hun," said
Stafford.
The organization's major
drawback was that it was a
"novelty" operation, said Stafford.
As a new operation, it was difficult
to find suitably trained personnel
and maintain satisfactory communications.
Since border lines were heavily
guarded, it was too dangerous and
difficult to bring agents in by boat.
Instead, the SOE resorted to using
planes and parchuted its agents in,
STAFFORD
. . . reveals British sabotage
but this required brave agents and
considerable training, Stafford
said.
For the first two years, the
organization depended heavily on
Britain's intelligence service, said
Stafford. SOE did not become
operational until 1942, but by then
it was already assuming a low-
priority role, he added.
"It (SOE) was an extremely thin
skeletal network in 1941."
The organization had only 100
agents in 1942 and 1,000 across
Europe in 1943, said Stafford.
The SOE met with much hostility
and resistance from Britain's
bomber command which was
unwilling to provide its aircraft to
drop SOE agents, he said.
In 1941 SOE shared one plane
with the intelligence service and
held two squadrons at most the
next year, thus limiting its effectiveness, said Stafford.
The air force was against
"dropping assassins" and saw
ethical barriers to using its planes
to drop SOE agents, Stafford said.
The bomber command considered the SOE a gamble which
could either be "a gold mine or
completely worthless," he added.
Students begin
admin takeover
OTTAWA (CUP) — Students at a
third Ontario university have
begun to occupy administration
offices in a show of opposition to
government cutbacks in post-
secondary education.
Fourteen students at Carleton
University here began occupying
acting administration president
John Porter's office early Wednesday and promise to continue their
occupation until their demands are
met.
Occupations at Trent and McMaster Universities, also prompted by the funding crisis, were
ending as the Carleton action
began. The students were
demanding cancellation of classes
on March 16.
The Carleton students, who were
joined by other students
throughout the first day of the
occupation,  are also demanding
Regina sf udents fight tuition increase
REGINA (CUP) — Forty students occupied
a board last week of governors meeting room
at the University of Regina last week to argue
against possible tuition fee increases and
education cutbacks.
The students watched the nine board
members devour $25 meals, then refuse to
discuss anything with students present. The
board finally moved to another room to meet
in private.
There they decided to raise tuition fees 8.2
per cent and incur a $100,000 university deficit
in the coming year, student president and
board rep Jeff Parr said afterward. The
meeting was informal: a final decision will be
made at a March 14 board meeting.
After the meeting, Parr spoke to 500 people
in the student pub. "I have just come from a
board of governors meeting," he said.
"People demonstrating this afternoon
impressed upon the board that students can't
afford a tuition fee increase.
"Instead of going with a 9.6 per cent fee
increase, the board went for a 8.2 per cent
increase. If students don't want any increases
they should start kicking back."
The pub exploded in a bedlam of cheering
and table thumping.
"On March 7," Parr continued, "the
provincial government is going to bring down
the provincial budget. We should be there
demonstrating with placards against cutbacks in education funding." The applause
and table thumping was louder than any rock
band has ever received, one pub veteran said.
Cutbacks in education funding and tuition
increases hurt everyone except the rich, Parr
said later. "Somehow we've got to voice our
anger when governments follow this sort of
restrictive policy.
"What we're asking is for the board to join
with us to say 'no we can't do it this way. The
government can't cut back on one of the most
important things it does.'
Unless the board supports us there'll be the
same old runaround with various levels of
government blaming it on someone else."
A tuition fee increase would be the third in
three years for Regina students.
that Porter suspend classes on
March 16 to allow students, staff
and faculty to attend a demonstration against government cutbacks
scheduled for that day at Queen's
Park in Toronto.
Although York and Trent
Universities and Ryerson Poly-
technical are closing March 16 to
allow participation in the
demonstration, Carleton's senate
defeated a motion to suspend
classes that day by a 10-11 vote on
March 6.
The 14 students, members of the
Carleton committee against cutbacks, have initiated a petition
calling for support of their
demands and had gained 1,100
signatures only eight hours after it
began to be circulated Wednesday,
according to committee, spokesperson Bill Mowatt.
The other demands are that
Carleton's senate take a public
stand supporting the educational
system and opposing cutbacks in
social and educational services,
that the university's budget
process be made democratic by
allowing participation by faculty,
students and staff, and that the administration renew efforts to
secure a library extension.
Student association president
Ben Lachance has endorsed the
occupation, and said the occupation was fully justified in the
face of senate's unwillingness to
support the educational system
and to oppose cutbacks.
Mowatt said committee members held two negotiating sessions
with administration representa-
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Ineffectual SRA
waffles again
The middle of the road is part of the road in which one is
most susceptible to being hit from both directions.
Yet that's where the Alma Mater Society and in particular
the student representative assembly has been standing the
last couple of years, and thus is unable to provide leadership
for UBC students.
A year ago, compromise candidate John DeMarco became
AMS president after the SRA failed several times to endorse
either a right-wing or a liberal candidate for the position.
Although DeMarco has performed well beyond our expectations, he will not be remembered for strong leadership.
If he had acted too strongly, one suspects, the fractitious
SRA might have made life difficult for him — no doubt by a
narrow margin.
The outgoing SRA has done little for students — except
for laying the groundwork for a coffee bar in SUB, perhaps.
The executive, the only group of SRA members who dared
get off their asses to do some work instead of to complain,
negated somewhat the severe handicap of a split SRA.
Ever since the new AMS constitution came into effect two
years ago, the AMS has become more and more ineffectual.
When executive elections were held Wednesday, there wasn't
even a right-liberal battle. A middle of the roader, Bruce
Armstrong, who shied away from any suggestion of taking
leadership, narrowly beat neanderthal Bob Goodwin.
Both Armstrong and Goodwin pledged to sit on the fence
if, say, a campus-wide strike occurs. Fortunately, other
executive members appear much stronger.
But as long as the professional faculty reps are busy
fighting everyone else, the incoming executive will be more
hanstrung than the retired hacks.
Good luck, Bruce and company. We hope you don't get
run over.
THE UBYSSEY
MARCH 9, 1978
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the
Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301;
Advertising, 228-3977.
Editor: Chris Gainor
As Heatrter Conned her way Into the Seavlew Theatre one, peeping
Hawthorn ogled the steaming, tempestuous flesh writhing In ecstacy on the
big color screen. "You told me this was going to be an art film," screamed
Kathy Ford from the rear stalls as a sheepish looking Mike Bocking tried to
explain that he had thought "The joys of Emanuelle" was an Inspirational
fantasy film. "Shh," said Chris Gainor as he strained to hear every heavy
breath the worn but popular soundtrack had to offer. "Peanuts, popcorn,
condoms," cried Verne McDonald, the lecherous vendor in the shabby
cream colored raincoat. "I'll have some," said Geof Wheelwright. "Some of
what?" asked the curious Ford. "Peanuts!" shouted Steve Howard and
Matt King. "Oh," said Kathy somewhat disappointedly. Marcus Gee, the
quiet unasumlng one In the front row, addressed the seamy crowd with a
brief but very audible "Shut up, you perverts, my dog's in the next scene."
A hush fell over the crowd and then suddenly wlhhout warning the lights
came on while hundreds of embarassed and unclad quasl-cops raced for the
theatre doors, leaving the staffers to enjoy the rest of the film.
Letters
Chinese students should object
The people on the staff of the
Totem Park newsletter The Pole
responsible for the racist article in
the last issue should do more than
apologize. They should check their
hearts and minds and try to understand why they did what they
did, and why it should never have
happened.
One doesn't have to read the
increasingly disgusting graffiti
appearing on toilet walls to know
that racism is on the rise here at
UBC. In these confusing and insecure times, ignorance,
selfishness and intolerance are
increasing. Never has there been a
greater need for sensitivity and
understanding. Yet, the staff of the
Totem newsletter chooses instead
to turn the dignity of the Chinese
people here at UBC into a joke.
The assertion that they did not
consciously intend to insult is no
excuse, for that is precisely the
problem. It is difficult to grow up in
a racist society completely free
from racist attitudes. Still, only a
small minority are consciously
racist.
But subconscious racism can
grow — fed by ignorance and misinformation — until it starts to
assert more and more control over
our conscious actions. The only
way to deal with the problem is for
people to become more sensitive to
and conscious of these backward
attitudes, before they can even
start to rid themselves of them,
before they can even start to be
sensitive to other people.
Attempts at racist humor such as
that in The Pole article serve to
feed that subconscious racism. The
more it grows, the more difficult it
is to reject, the more acceptable it
becomes, and the more difficult it
becomes for these people to
become conscious of their racism.
Knowing the article to be offensive, the editor showed it to
some Oriental residents before
publication, who gave no indication
that they were offended. Any
Chinese would have been offended.
Yet I can see that there are some
who would have swallowed the
insult, trying to be nice guys, to
keep a low profile. That is the
saddest part of all, and that is why
this letter is written as much for
my Chinese brothers and sisters as
for the white people. Because the
other side — indeed the mirror
image of subconscious racism — is
subconscious colonialism.
A brother who had read The
Pole article said to me last night,
"Sure, I read the article. I didn't
like it but I don't object." Dammit!
We should object!
Every time we turn the other
cheek like that, people start to feel
they have a license to slap our
cheeks. Every time we eat that
kind of shit, people start believing
it's part of the "oriental" diet.
Every time we accommodate
racism we make it grow. It carries
all of us, white, Chinese or
whatever, backward.
Stand up and express yourselves
and stop repressing your feelings
and your dignity. That way we kill
two birds with one stone. We
destroy both the racist and the
colonized man and prepare the
way for a new man to be born in
each of us.
Pat Chen
Pole goes back 100 years
Students unite! Burn down Main! Picket the Faculty Club! Refuse to
write finals! Brilliant.
Totem Park has had its wrist slapped by housing for including in its
newsletter (I use the term loosely), "some derogatory, racist comments." Because of this, housing is going to preview all future editions of
The Pole to ensure that any items of the same nature are excluded.
So in a letter to The Ubyssey (March 2), the editor of The Pole complains that student opinion has been censored and that we're all headed
back to the oppressed 1950s. He states in his letter that these "racist
comments . . . were made purely for the amusement of the residence
people, not as a slur against any minority group." Well if these "racist
comments" were perceived by any one person as slurs, then they were
slurs, whether or not that was their intention.
Rather than worry that censorship is taking us back to the 1950s, the
editor of The Pole should consider that student opinion as portrayed by
The Pole is taking us all back to the 19th.century.
And if the comments were made "purely for amusement," how can
censorship of them have anything to do with censorship of student
opinion?
Shawn Wilson
commerce 1
St^tmL        People pay for mining
Thank you, UBC students!
The 200 Burnaby grade 12
students who were hosted in
February by UBC students would
just like to say, "Thank you very
much."
They appreciated your taking
time out of your busy schedule to
show them around and answer
their questions. It was a rewarding
learning experience for which they
are most grateful.
A. R. Champion
for school district 41
Softies
To prevent women from
becoming too uppity, a few of the
young men around here have
asserted superiority by erecting a
phallic symbol. Too bad they
couldn't keep it up.
Maureen Colclough
arts 1
Howcum?
Interesting. What is the explanation? Why is it, Pat McGeer,
that there is a vacancy on the
board? Then one of the member's
term of office may have run out
(not being able to serve more six
years).
From the press we learn that
Pearley Brissenden let the government know before Christmas he
would not be returning to the
board.
Yes it is interesting that three
people have been replaced. Given
the vacancy and the six-year
question only one person needed to
be dropped. Why the three who
were?
Leslie Peterson said it wasn't
political. In fact he wouldn't have
accepted if it were political. My
logic suggests it is political.
The whole process places the
board under question. Government
interference?
Peter Collins
arts 4
This is a bit of a response to the
advertisement placed by Placer
Development Ltd. in the Feb. 28
Ubyssey showing B.C.'s mining
operations as a dot representing
.013 per cent of B.C.'s total land
area.
B.C.'s mining industry seems to
have risen to the fore in public
relations advertising in recent
years, largely due to the ascendency of the Provincial NDP.
While our mining industry contributes millions of dollars to our
economy, every mining venture is
largely subsidized by the government.
Who pays for the roads and
railways to provide access to and
from the mines? The government,
not the mining industry. For
example, Pine Point in the Northwest Territories was established
at a total cost of $130 million.
Of this, $30 million was contributed by the mining firm and the
rest by the federal government
through construction of a railway,
road system and settlement.
The same process occurs here in
B.C. — costly Hydro projects are
often constructed with a milling
operation in mind. The B.C.
Railway's Dease Lake extension
represents a massive subsidy of
the B.C. mining industry.
The mining industry whined
about oppressive taxation under
the NDP government. Well, they
got their way and the Socreds were
returned to a position of astute
leadership. However, the mining
industry continues to flounder; the
most recent evidence being the
closure of Granduc mines and the
inevitable abandonment of
Stewart, B.C., which must follow in
its wake.
Government dollars in the form
of unused infrastructure going
down the drain again, unfortunately for the mining industry, and as was said all along
during the last provincial election,
poor finances in the B.C. mining
industry are not the fault of the
NDP's royalty system, but of poor
world copper markets.
So, Placer Development, your
dimes may only represent .013 per
cent of B.C.'s land area, but your
infrastructure and your pollution
(and good old Utah Mines on
Vancouver Island) cost us a hell of
a lot more in terms of land use and
dollars.
David Avren
law 1
Rod revolts Dodd
An open letter to "Uncle Rod
Mickleburgh":
Dear Rod:
I've had your recent letter to The
Ubyssey (Feb. 23) brought to my
attention. I haven't read the
Livesay book or review in question
that you felt called upon to lambaste, so have no comment on it.
However, I'm writing as your
vituperation of leering self-righteousness managed to include me in
its sting.
In light of the criticism of me,
I've felt compelled to consider you
as the source, seriously, for the
first time in our acquaintance.
Your condescension seems
rather ironic to say the least.
But of course, far be it for a
person of my limited intellectual
capacity and undoubtedly revisionist ways to reproach your
untouchable ideological purity and
long record of sacrifice to the
progressive cause.
And no need to worry, I'll do my
best to assure you aren't further
bothered by reminders of my
existence. I wouldn't want to divert
you from your lofty pursuits and
revolutionary struggles.
Ken Dodd
Halifax, N.S. Thursday, March 9, 1978
THE       UBYSSEY
Page 5
Women work against attitudes
By KATE ANDREW
and FRAN WATTERS
The point of Women's Week is to draw to the attention of
the university community (that's you folks) the problems of
women on this campus. "Since when do women have
problems on this campus?" we hear you say. We all know
the flippant responses but because this is Women's Week
we'll hold back the deadly feminist humor and answer the
$20 million question seriously. Where to begin?
Because the situation of women in society and therefore
on this campus has progressed beyond the atrocities of the
Middle Ages, many students assume that the spectre of
sexism is a cliche of the past. To a certain extent this holds
true. For example, women are no longer stoned for
adultery, may use the precious democratic tool of the vote
and are permitted to wear the pants in the family, literally,
even if not figuratively. However, the reality of the
situation is not so happy.
Consider, for example, the following points:
Despite the fact that overwhelming evidence proves that
rape is a very real problem on this campus, services such
as rape counsellors, self-defence courses, semen-testing
facilities and proper lighting are not provided on a consistent and well-publicized basis.
Even after 63 years of progressive thought, faculties such
as medicine, forestry and engineering are still male-
dominated and faculties such as nursing and home
economics are still largely female. Why is this still happening when equal numbers of men and women are not
taking the first-year science prerequisites?
The answer is many faceted. Off campus in the big bad
world beyond Blanca, women are systematically steered
away from such areas. There are few role models to
emulate and employers are reluctant to hire women
because they think that they lack the character to do a
man's work.
On campus, these problems are compounded by certain
professors who feel that women have no place in certain
faculties, by a profound lack of information about the
requirements, the expectations and the opportunities in
these fields and once again by the lack of any role models
and, finally, by students themselves who perpetuate the
"male-macho, no women allowed" myth, through such
things as the Red Rag and the Lady Godiva ride.
Role models are very important, regardlesss of which
minority group you come from. Yet this university has
virtually no women in any high-profile influential positions.
Our sole female dean (Margaret ^Fulton) is leaving the
university at the end of this term, not to be replaced, and
one of the only two female departmental heads on this
campus is up for review next year.
Facultywise, women tend to monopolize the lower
echelons of the teaching hierarchy — they are the lowest
paid, the first to bite the dust in the budget cutbacks and
least likely to be promoted.
On a more personal and individual level, there are vast
areas where nothing is offered to female students. The
daycare on this campus is not adequate for the needs of the
students — there is not enough and it is not the type that
many people can use (i.e., 24-hour drop-in).
If your husband or lover takes after you with a frying pan
Kate Andrew and Fran Watters are members of the Alma
Mater Society wofnen's committee and are active in
student politics. Perspectives is open to all members of the
UBC community.
perspectives
(and yes, Virginia, it does happen on this campus — it
happens disturbingly often), there is no place that you can
go for support and/or help. And for those of you planning to
work this summer, it's reassuring to know that only seven
per cent of the returning women will be self-sufficient,
while a hefty 20 per cent of the returning men qualify.
Finally, workshops on assertiveness training, on
mechanics, on bike repair, on music and poetry (oriented
towards women) are few and far between. The reasons are
simple: there are not enough women in the administration
to push for them and there are not enough women in the
student representative assembly who continue to ask for
them, who support them when they are suggested and who
work for them when they are implemented.
There is hope however, on an academic level. The dean of
women is attempting to encourage women to enter new
fields through her new co-op program, through pressure on
the relevant deans and through supportive and sensitive
counselling of those interested in new opportunities.
Continuing Education runs numerous courses relating
directly to women's interests that are open to both men and
women. At the students' level, the Alma Mater Society
Women's Centre runs workshops, counselling sessions,
speakers, entertainment and more. Women's Week is
almost over. So come out to the events, listen to what the
people have to say, think about it and take it back with you,
because really folks, this is just the beginning.
Indonesia coup lands
thousands in jail
By EWA CZAYKOWSKI
Indonesia is undoubtedly among the
world's worst offenders against human
rights. According to the Kopkamtib, Indonesia's state security force, the number of
political prisoners being held in Indonesian
penal institutions in October, 1977 was
31,461.
Amnesty International estimates, on the
basis of various reports, that the number of
political prisoners held without trial is at
least 55,000 and probably as high as 100,000.
More recently, in December, 1977 the Indonesian government issued a report stating
that 10,000 political prisoners have been
released. This fact, if true, is of course to be
welcomed.
In 1965 a number of left-wing army officers tried to destroy the leadership of the
Indonesian army by assassinating six senior
generals. The coup was suppressed by the
army, which eventually took over the
government. As a result of the coup, the
army carried out a massive purge of
anybody connected in any way with the coup
or with left-wing groups, especially with the
Communist Party.
At that time in Indonesia, about 10 million
people were members of mass organizations
under communist leadership. As a result of
the repression, more than half a million
people were killed (many estimates set the
number killed as well over a million) and at
least half a million were imprisoned.
In the years following 1965, many
prisoners have been released. But many
new arrests have been made. Thousands of
human beings have died in prison and
thousands are still in prison.
Immediately after 1965, Indonesia's
political prisoners were divided into three
categories. Two other categories were
added later when new people were arrested.
Category A: Prisoners in this category
are those considered to have been directly
Ewa Czaykowski is a first-year science
student and a member of Amneity UBC,
which will be holding an information week
about the Malay archipelago next week.
involved in the 1965 attempted coup. The
government has said that it intends to bring
these prisoners to trial. According to official
Indonesian reports, since 1965 about 800 A
category prisoners have been tried and 1,925
are still in jail. It would be safe to assume
that these numbers are rather low.
The government would like to complete
the trials of these detainees by 1979; even if
it does this it would still mean that some
people would have been held in prison for
almost 15 years without trial. Of those that
have come to trial, Amnesty International
reports that not one has been found innocent. Sentences range from about 15 years
in prison or labor camp to execution.
Category B: This category encompasses
those who have "assumed an attitude" of
support for the aborted coup, and those who
were thought to have been "indirectly involved." None of these prisoners have been
put on trial because there is insufficient
evidence against them.
Instead they are being held until they have
undergone "ideological rehabilitation," that
is, abandoned their left-wing ideology and
adopted the principles of "Panca Sila,"
including nationalism and democracy. By
January, 1975 only 14 of these prisoners has
been released. And this is the largest
category of prisoners, containing, Amnesty
International believes, at least 50,000 men
and women.
In December, 1976 the government announced plans to release and/or "transmigrate" all category B prisoners. This is
not as good as it sounds as the prisoners are
usually "transmigrated" to what amount to
penal colonies and in this way are effectively exiled from their families and
home areas.
Category C: Category C comprises people
connected in some way with the communist
movement, including those who have
"shown sympathy" for the Parti Komunis
Indonesia by their "attitudes and actions."
This was the largest category and still
contains very large numbers of prisoners,
though many have been released.
An especially shocking example of an In
donesian detainee is Bambang Supeno. He is
blind, deaf and mute, was arrested in
connection with the 1965 coup, and has been
held without trial ever since.
Though all political prisoners are under
the jurisdiction of the army, their treatment, detention and even their actual arrest
is left largely to local military commanders.
Prisoners, when they are first arrested,
are often extremely brutally interrogated.
Torture is common and is used not only for
interrogation, but also as a punishment and
with sadistic intent. Since the prisoners'
welfare is left almost entirely to the local
commanders, conditions in prisons vary.
However the conditions are generally
grossly inadequate.
For example, food allowance is about 20
cents per day per person. This pays for a few
spoonfuls of plain boiled rice. There is extreme overcrowding in most prisons, and
there is lack, of adequate medical care.
Tuberculosis is endemic among prisoners;
in extremely overcrowded prisons it affects
more than half the prisoners. Virtually
every item the prisoners use, apart from
food and drugs is supplied solely by people
outside.
The families of political detainees face
enormous difficulties in the Indonesian
society. Indonesians have become terrified
of being suspected of personal acquaintance
with political prisoners as such acquaintance could be interpreted as "showing
sympathy" and could result in imprisonment.
"Certificates of Non-Involvement" in the
1965 attempted coup are still necessary for
attending schools, obtaining employment,
and moving from district to district, though
this has now been denied by the government.
And it is questionable whether all those
arrested were in fact communist. Whatever
the actions of the Indonesian political
prisoners, they had every right to have been
given a fair trial by now, and to decent
human treatment.
It is hard to believe that the great
majority are held imprisoned for anything
but their political beliefs. The more so as the
government, by denying them trial, admits
as much. It is also hard to believe that so
many years after the aborted 1965 coup, the
political prisoners in Indonesia still pose a
real threat to the government.
But this of course is only an additional
consideration. The issue is one of basic
human rights and such massive and persistent breaking of them by the Indonesian
government should not be condoned by
public opinion in the West. Page 6
THE        UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 9, 1978
'Tween classes
TODAY
AWARDS OFFICE
Representative available for
Information on student financial
assistance, 1-2 p.m., SUB Speakeasy.
TASC
General meeting, 1:30 p.m., SUB
230.
GAY PEOPLE
Organizational meeting for dance,
noon, SUB 211.
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Speaker:   Lois  Light  on  marketable
journalism, noon, SUB 115.
Speaker: Peg Brennan on Imagery In
writing, 1:30 p.m., SUB 117.
Video:    Sexism    In   Schools,   noon,
Scarfe lounge.
Seminar:   Running a  co-op  publication, noon, SUB 130.
Update on  the status of  women In
B.C., 4-6 p.m., SUB 205.
WOMEN'S ATHLETICS
Annual general meeting and executive elections, noon, Memorial Gym
211-213.
Hot
flashes
Women's week
forges on
Five events will highlight UBC
women's week today, including a
creative writing workshop in
marketable journalism lead by
Lois Light at noon in SUB 115.
Sexism in Schools is the video
presentation at noon in Scarfe
lounge, and a seminar on running
a co-op publication will take place
at noon in the women's centre.
Pat Brennan will lead a creative
writing workshop on imagery in
writing at 1:30 p.m. in SUB 117,
and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. a
seminar on the status of women in
B.C. is scheduled for SUB 205.
INTER-VARSITY
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Speaker: Dr. Grlffloen on The biblical principle of stewardship, noon,
Chem. 250.
CHINESE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Speaker: Dr. Hexham on UFOs and
yoga, noon, Regent College.
UBC NDP
Speaker: Gary Lauk on What's the
matter with Socred?, noon, Buch.
212.
ASSOCIATION OF
ENGLISH STUDENTS
General meeting of all English
students, noon, Buch. 1213.
PRE-DENTAL SOCIETY
Speaker: Dr. Donaldson on pain
control and acupuncture, noon, IRC
ISRAEL SERIES
Speaker: Jonathan Baum on Background of Israel's Military Doctrine,
noon, Hillel House.
STUDENTS' INTERNATIONAL
MEDITATION SOCIETY
Weekly club meeting with special
lecture and videotape, noon, Buch.
217.
FRIDAY
PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS'
ASSOCIATION
Speaker:   Dr.   M. Chancdler on Ego-
centrlsm and eplstemologlcat loneliness, noon, Angus 321.
BAHA'I CLUB
Informal   talk   on  the  Baha'i   Faith,
noon, SUB 115.
UBC JAPAN EXCHANGE CLUB
General meeting, noon, SUB 117.
SUS
Rerun of boat races, beer prizes for
best teams, outside SUB.
CHINESE VARSITY CLUB
General    meeting   with   coffee   and
donuts, noon, SUB 207.
HANG-GLIDING CLUB
Slide show and meeting, noon, SUB
215.
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Speaker: Val Embree on Feminism:
A class analysis, noon, SUB 213.
Speaker: Darlene Marzari on Equal
Opportunities for Women — A case
study, noon, SUB 205.
Film, Dr. Dorothy Smith: Ideological structure and how women have
been excluded, noon, Scarfe lounge.
Women's health collective, medical
self-help for women, noon, SUB
130.
Speaker:      Nancy     Goldsberry     on
Rape In B.C., noon, SUB 207.
Briefing  for   National  Action  Committee     of     Women     Conference,
Ottawa, 1:45 p.m., SUB 130.
SATURDAY
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Bear garden, men and women welcome, 8:30-11:30 p.m., Garden
Room, Grad. Student Centre.
Wendo, self-defence for women, register at SUB 130, for today and
Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., SUB 200.
SUNDAY
UBC SPORTS CAR CLUB
1978 Hon and lamb car slalom, 8:30
a.m., parking lot B in front of
Totem Park residence.
MONDAY
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Women's   drop-In,  noon,  SUB  130.
TUESDAY
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Women's committee meeting, noon,
SUB 130.
CHARISMATIC CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Weekly   student    fellowship,   noon,
SUB 205.
WEDNESDAY
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
Lesbian drop-In, noon, SUB 130.
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SONGFEST   '78
Presented by the fraternities and
sororities of UBC, tonight, March
9th, 8:00 p,m, at the Orpheum. The
proceeds of the show will benefit
"The Children's Place." Adults,
$2:50; Students, $1.50. Tickets available  at the   door.
AQUA-SOC PARTY. Members only. Friday, March 10th, 19:30-24:00 S.U.B.
207-209. (Elections 12:30-13:30 S.U.B.
211  same day).
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NOTICE TO JUDY GARLAND fan club!
Liza Minelli appears in Subfilms'
presentation, "New York, New York".
LISTEN TO the cry of the aborted children. Their cry is a cry ot terror.
Heed their cry.
65 — Scandals
BREAK A LEG or get released. Come
so the ski club's Spring dance for
members and guests. Advance tickets
only available in SUB 210 or SUB
foyer.
SUS PULLED NO-SHOW last Friday.
Was this an attempt to psyche out
the opposition? Come out Friday,
12:30 outside  SUB  and see.
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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
will have a representative available
on campus on Friday, March 10,
1978 to interview students (all
majors) interested in pursuing
Master's and Ph.D. programs in
Business.
Please contact your Placement
Office for an appointment.
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THE       UBYSSEY
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Students say
'We're staying here'
From page 3
tives Wednesday and will continue
negotiating today.
"Progress has been made, but
we're staying here until those
demands are met," he said.
A five-day occupation of the
university comptroller's office at
Trent University ended Tuesday
when the seven occupying students
agreed they had accomplished
what they set out to do.
The university administration
agreed to cancel classes March 16
to allow participation in the anti-
cutbacks march, and will not press
charges against the students.
"The occupation has succeeded
in creating a resurgence of activism on the Trent campus,"
according to Trent student senator
Paul Mason.
About 400 of the university's 2,400
students participated in a committee to fight cutbacks mass rally
Tuesday, March 7, and will meet
again today to press their demands
for an end to tuition increases and
improved facilities for students.
At McMaster University, 40
students ended their all-night sit-in
at an Ontario students' assistance
program office on campus when
they received support from the
university's faculty association for
their demand for a half-day cancellation of classes March 16. The
university's board of governors
was meeting at press time and it is
not known whether they will
comply with the demands.
The McMaster students were
also protesting recently leaked
proposed changes in the OSAP
program, and were demanding the
plan allow for an unlimited period
of eligibility for grant assistance,
independent status for students
after 12 months in the work force, a
five-year freeze on tuition fees, and
abolition of differential fees.
The    McMaster    occupation
HILLEL HOUSE
presents
THE "IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO
HAVE A GOOD TIME" PARTY!
SATURDAY, MARCH 11-9 P.M. - 1 A.M.
CHATEAU GRANVILLE
1100 Granville Street
DISCO - FOOD -BAR - LIVE BAND
$3.50
/ AMS PROGRAMS COMMITTEE PRESEWS —
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NATIVE I! I (J INN
Thursday, March 9 Buchanan 104 12:30
Daniel Johnson Council for Yukon Indians
Friday, March 10 Buch 104 -12:30
Chief Delbert Guerin, Musqueam Indian Band
Women's Athletic Association
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
AND ELECTIONS
Thursday, March 9th, 12:30 pm
Room 211-213
Memorial Gym
ALL WOMEN STUDENTS WELCOME
Forms Available From Athletic Office,
War Memorial Gym
INTRAMURAL POSITIONS
1978-79
Men's intramural Program
Women's Intramural Program
Co-Recreation Intramural Program
Applicants are invited to fill the position of
Intramural Director for each of the above programs
for the 1978-79 academic year. Several Associate
Director positions are also available.
Those interested should contact the Intramural Office
(Rm. 208 - War Memorial Gym - 228-2401) before
March 10, 1978.
started Tuesday after 100 students
at a general meeting to discuss the
March 16 rally decided more action
was needed, particularly in light of
the aid changes leaked Sunday by
the Ontario federation of students.
The McMaster student union did
not take a position on the occupation, but council members
were involved.
At Trent, the student union
supported the occupation in
principle and has endorsed the
objectives and activities of the
campus cutbacks committee.
Spokesperson Paul Mason said he
expected financial support would
be granted to the committee.
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UBC
Directed
Study 78
General Information
The Office of Extra-Sessional Studies in conjunction with various UBC departments,
offers the following seven Spring and Summer Session courses in locations outside of
British Columbia. Costs generally include application and registration fees as necessary,
air and course-related ground travel, some accommodations and meals. For an
informational brochure on individual courses, write or telephone:
The Office of Extra Sessional Studies, UBC,
6323 Cecil Green Park Road,  (228-2581).
Education
Education 490 section 968 (3 units),
Special Studies in Elementary Education:
Field Study of Community Education in
Australia — A study of the objectives,
programmes, processes, personnel, facilities, and support systems of community
education in Australia, in the Melbourne
area, Adelaide, Ballarat, and selected rural
townships. July 1 - August 15: $1850 •
$1943; $210 deposit deadline April 1.
Education 490 section 969 (3 units)
Special Studies in Elementary Education:
Field Study of Educational Provisions
for Maladjusted and Autistic Children in
England — The historical background and
present practices related to education of
maladjusted and autistic children plus
visits to schools and residential centres in
the Birmingham area. June 16 - August 8
(main study tour June 16 - July 14;
remainder free time): $1378 - $1487;
Deposit deadline March 16.
Education 508 section 969 (6 units)
Review of Research in Educational
Methods: French in Quebec — Research
into the development of elementary or
secondary French programs. July 3 -
August 4 $1576 (students may apply for
a $800 Federal bursary if desired);
deposit deadline April 3.
English
English 365 section 969 (3 units) Shakespeare in London and Stratford-upon-Avon, England — Morning
lectures on Shakespearean plays and
evening attendance at a variety of Shakespearean works where students may
discuss performances etc. with members
of the Royal Shakespearean Theatre. July
1 - August 5: $1452 - $1512; $210
deposit deadline April 1.
Library  Science
Library Science 661 section 969_(1Vi
units) Historical Bibliography in England
— British libraries hold important collections of some of the greatest books with
some of the libraries holding significant
historic association with particular
aspects of the book trade; both aspects
will be studied in libraries in London,
Oxford, Cambridge etc. July 7 - August
19: $1720 - $1810; $210 deposit deadline April 7.
Fine  Arts
Fine Arts 397 section 968 (3 units)
Historical Techniques: Sculpture, Painting, Fine Arts, and Applied Design as it
relates to Architecture in Europe — The
tour will attempt to cover most of the
works of art, sculpture and architectural
design in Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris,
Limoges, Carcassone, Nimes, Florence,
Rome, Venice and Munich. June 30 -
August 21: $1395 - $1500; $210 deposit
deadline April 1.
Fine Arts 397 section 969 (3 units) The
Renaissance in England in London —
Studying the influence of the Italian and
French Renaissance on English Art, architecture, and sculpture from the Tudor
period to the mid-1850's. July 7- August
19: $1310 - $1395; $210 deposit deadline April 7.
Note: Course to Peru now filled.
TRAVEL
THIS Pags 8
THE       UBYSSEY
Thursday, March 9, 1978
Summer job outlook gloomy,
Financial Post report states
OTTAWA (CUP) — A province-
by-province list of manufacturing
and mining layoffs compiled by the
Financial Post lays out the
problems students are going to
have finding work this summer.
There won't be many big-money
jobs this summer — many of the
50,000 jobs that have disappeared
are from traditional summer
employers of students, such as
Inco and the forestry companies in
B.C.
Although these jobs have
enabled many students to return to
school in the fall in previous years,
they don't exist any more.
The major layoffs in the Atlantic
provinces are in important
manufacturing jobs: 1,300 jobs lost
in Newfoundland at Alcan in St.
Lawrence, Iron Ore Co. in
Labrador City, and Labrador
Linerboard in Stephenville; and
3,500 jobs in Nova Scotia at
Hawker-Siddeley in Halifax and
Sysco, a government-owned plant
in Truro.
In New Brunswick the problem
areas are forestry and construction where almost 7,000 jobs
no longer exist. Real employment
in New Brunswick is in fact down
BLACK & LEE
TUX SHOP
NOW AT
1110 SEYMOUR ST.
688-2481
— the only province where the
employment level hasn't at least
grown even if it hasn't kept up with
the growing labor force.
Forty per cent of the country's
layoffs have occurred in Quebec,
where unemployment is now more
than 12 per cent. The textile, paper,
furniture and rubber industries
have all been hard hit.
The level of employment in
manufacturing declined by almost
30,000 in 1977, according to the
Post; in agriculture by 2,000 and in
transportation by 10,000. The
situation has been only partially
offset by a massive increase in
public employment, up by almost
10 per cent.
"Inco's   spectacular   layoff  of
Big or Small Jobs
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2,800 workers is merely the tip of
the iceberg," says the Post. In
Ontario 10,000 workers have been
laid off in the past four months in
almost all sectors: mining,
manufacturing, electrical industries, transportation and
equipment, automobiles and appliances. A prolonged U.S. coal
miners' strike could mean temporary layoffs for more than
45,000.
The provincial government is the
source of most layoffs in Manitoba.
More than 1,600 jobs have been lost
through a slowdown in Hydro
projects alone.
Inco's layoffs in Thompson, Man.
may be complemented by a four- to
seven-week shutdown this summer.
McGill
School of Nursing
B.A. and B.Sc. Graduates Unique Opportunity
Are you interested in pursuing a professional career
in Canada's rapidly developing health care delivery
system? A three-year program leading to a Master's
degree and preparation for licensure in Nursing is
offered to non-nurses graduated with high standing
from general arts or science programs. The program
is designed to prepare specialists in nursing for
responsible roles in managing, teaching and research
in nursing and health care.
For information write:
McGill University, Master's Program in Nursing
3506 University Street, Montreal, PQ  H3A 2A7
Henneken Auto
MERCEDES-VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT-VOLVO
Service—Repairs—Used Cars
8914 Oak St. (Oak & Marine) 263-8121
GUY MENARD
speaks on the
Situation in Quebec
a political/theological view
12:30 SUB Party Room
Tuesday, March 14
Discover
France and Europe.
Travel by train
Economical FRANCE-VACANCES, EURAIL YOUTH-
PASS, and EURAILPASS as well as point to point
tickets and reservations for travel in France and in
Europe are available through your travel agent or
our Montreal and Vancouver offices.
FRENCH NATIONAL RAILROADS
1500 Stanley Street 409 Granville Street
Room 436 Room 452
Montreal, Que. H3A1R3 Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1T2
(514)288-8255 (604)688-6707
S IB COFFEE HO USE
MEFERENMUIM
THE PROPOSAL
The A.M.S. has developed plans for creating a Coffeehouse
on the mam floor of S.ll.B. on the north side of the
Conversation Area. This Coffeehouse would serve as a
non-alcoholic social centre, an alternative to the Pit and the
Lethe. It would offer a variety of espresso coffees and
exotic teas, as well as snack items such as pastries and ice
creams. The Coffeehouse would provide a warm
atmosphere and a menu not available anywhere on campus.
It would operate during the lunch period and throughout
the evening. Students would be employed to staff the
facility.
The Coffeehouse would not interfere with the current
pattern of use for the Conversation area. 11 would also not
be sub|ect to the restrictions on guests required in the Pit.
Further information and detailed plans are available in the
AMS offices m S.U.B.
You are being asked to authorize an expenditure of
up to $20,000. About S8.000 of this would be for
equipment, including coffee machines, refrigerated
cabinets, dishwasher, milk dispenser, etc. The
remainder would be required for construction of the
service area and other renovations, including all
necessary plumbing and electrical modifications.
There would be no fee charged to students as some
funds were set aside a few years ago for projects of
this nature. Because the capital costs are low and
there is no cost for the space, the Coffeehouse could
recover its initial investment within three years while
offering considerably lower prices than comparable
commercial operations.
YOUR VOTE
IS IMPORTANT
The A.M.S. cannot act on this proposal unless
it is approved by referendum.
A quorum of over 3,000 voters is required.
PLEASE GIVE YOUR SUPPORT
VOTE MARCH 1 a, 15, 16

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