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The Ubyssey Mar 14, 1974

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Array B.C. Fed officer joins board
Labor researcher Clive Lytle
will replace provincial court judge
Les Bewley on UBC's board of
governors instead of a student as
earlier indicated.
Education minister Eileen
Dailly's office announced the
appointment in a phone call to the
Alma Mater Society executive
Wednesday but did not rule out the
possibility of appointing a student
to the board when it is restructured
next fall.
Earlier, sources had indicated
Dailly would recommend student
senator Svend Robinson for the
position. But the sources expressed
doubt at the time that the cabinet
would approve of the choice.
But in a Wednesday phone call to
AMS external affairs officer Gary
Moore, Dailly's executive assistant
Heather Freeze hinted a student
may be appointed in the fall when
the board is restructured. She told
Moore that Dailly was sorry, but
had "other commitments."
Lytle's appointn *nt to the board
comes about sc ,n months after
Bewley's term . ._, not renewed by
the o tgoi.ag Social Credit
government. The time gap is
believed to have resulted from the
NDP's indecision on how to
restructure the power structure of
B.C.'s three universities.
The appointment of Lytle leaves
unclear the government's moves to
OK $100
rent hike
UBC residence students polled
recently not only approved an
average $90-a-year increase UBC
housing director Leslie Rohringer
planned — they went along with an
extra $10 hike so they could get
better food next year.
Rohringer's request for rent
increases, which were also approved by the student-dominated
residence committee, will total
10.75 per cent in the room and
board Place Vanier and Totem
.Park residences, and 7.2 per cent
in Walter Gage towers.
Similar hikes were imposed last
This means students will pay
almost $1,000 a year for room and
board in Totem and Vanier and
$600 to share rooms with five other
people in the Gage Towers.
A total of 673 Totem Park
students polled — 55 per cent of
those in the residence — opted to
pay increased room and board
rates above those Rohringer
already planned, but rejected any
increases for improved maintenance and building quality,
former Totem Park residence
association president Steve
Mochnacki said.
Students in residence, except
those in Gage, are currently
assessed $1.35 a day for food and
food services had planned an
additional 42 cents increase,
Mochnacki said.
Students in Totem and Vanier
were asked whether they would
pay an additional five cents a day,
or $1.82 total, and most agreed
Mochnacki said.
Mochnacki said food services
head Ruth Blair has promised the
additional money will be used only
for food but has also warned
quality may not increase if food
prices rise above projected levels.
Mochnacki said the additional
levy was added to administration
budget requests by the 10-member
joint-residence committee.
Committee members include six
students, Mochnacki, Rohringer,
Blair, UBC treasurer Allan Baxter
and residence finance officer Keith
See page 2: COMMITTEE
amend the Universities Act,
believed slated for the fall session
of the legislature.
Dailly promised shortly after the
NDP was elected to bring changes
in the universities structures. The
changes were expected during this
current spring session but mining,
housing and justice matters have
been designated as priorities.
Dailly must also await the final
report from the university
governance  committee  before
considering amendments to the
act. The report is expected to be
finished in April.
The cabinet Wednesday also
named three government appointees to senate.
West Vancouver high school
principal R. J. Carter and Lydia
Sales, United Nations association
executive director, were appointed
as community representatives.
Chuck Connaghan of the Construction      Labor      Relations
Association was reappointed to
senate. He is also a senate-elected
member of the board of governors.
Robinson said he was happy with
the appointment of Lytle, the
assistant secretary of the B.C.
Federation of Labour.
However, he called the reappointment of Connaghan
"He doesn't represent the broad
interests of the community. He's
big business," said Robinson.
Vol. LV, No. 59 VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1974
48       228-2301
He said there was a lot of opposition in the government to
allowing Connaghan to stay on the
"I would think the minister insisted on the reappointment in
spite of the opposition," he said.
He said Dailly would probably
use the fact the board was going to
be restructured as a rationale for
reappointing Connaghan.
AMS president Blankstein said
he was annoyed to hear the
government   board   appointment.
"It is naive for the New
Democratic Party to propose
radical changes in education but
refuse to put a student on the board
as a test case," he said.
"If they want to make some
radical changes they'd better get
their heads together."
AMS sources had reported
See page 2: SUCKED
GUERILLA MADMAN Rick Knowlan leads charge of bare brigade
through and around SUB during Wednesday's mass streak of about
150. Knowlan, clad only in moldy jockstrap and Girl Guide hiking
—peter cummings photo
pack sack, worked away 10 pounds and left slippery trail of sweat
circling  SUB. Two   henchmen   in  rear  were  reportedly trying  to
overtake Knowlan to look at his "thing".
150 streak, thousands peek
"I would try to analyze what it means in
terms of campus activities — in terms of the
student movement."
"You mean capitalism is doing it to them?
It's a way of reacting? What's the party line
on streaking?"
"It signifies an absence of seriousness on
campus. It's exactly what they were doing in
Germany in the '30s — frivolousness and
The crowd started to gather well before last
morning classes let out Wednesday. By 12:20
easily 2,000 students swaggered, safely
clothed, in front of SUB.
At 12:45 the turnout was described as "8,000
fans and every media person in the city"
although the actual figure was around 5,000
with almost as many cameras.
Members of the Alma Mater Society
executive, it is true, would give their right
arms to get 5,000 students out to an election,
never mind a student society meeting.
"You may have to. . . uh. . . find yourself a
vantage point," a man carrying a television
camera was advised.
"It certainly attracts people like flies,
doesn't it?"
They stood four deep on the balcony at the
south of the building and you couldn't see a
square inch of cement anywhere around when
the engineers, maybe one-tenth of the 1,500
expected, stormed into SUB with a great show
of bravado and bare chests under red
sweaters and above conventional trousers.
UBC's first official streak was a bust.
The engineers' shouts of "streak, streak,
streak" changed to "out, out, out" as
reporters attempted to follow them into the
ballroom where they planned to "get into
Then two lone streakers emerged, gallantly
loping through the upstairs lobby, followed,
after a short, disappointed silence from the
gallery, by the rest, genitals dangling and
heads tucked modestly into pillow cases and
ski masks.
Those who dared to go bare-faced risked
"Did you^ee Craig (Williams, engineering
undergraduate society president),"
university RCMP constable S. F. (Secret
Squirrel) Leach asked a bearded friend. "We
should issue him with a summons."
Said one streaker as they took a turn
through the bank: "I'd withdraw-some
money, but I don't have any ID."
"There's a marvellous sort of festive atmosphere," a -woman enthused outside.
"Everybody's talking like it was a cocktail
party, only much more fun."
"They got a good crowd, didn't they?"
someone else said.
"That's a thousand people?"
"There's no females. That's no good."
The event, over in four minutes, bagged one
casualty. AMS president Gordon Blankstein
suffered involuntary nudity at the hands of
several streakers.
"I don't know why they pick on me," he
Williams, in a telephone interview against
the sounds of a victory celebration in the EUS
office, said more engineers had intended to
show up.
"They're all drunk over here. The floor is
covered with drunk people," he said, explaining their absence.
"We started getting ready this morning,
and by noon most of them couldn't walk."
Williams said the streak had no political or
social motivations.
"Nobody had anything else to do at lunch
hour," he said.
A university RCMP spokesman said no
charges will be laid. Page 2
Innovative program sought
Group gets together
for community ed
Thursday, March 14, 1974
Put together a school principal,
an architect, a community
education co-ordinator and a
community development worker.
Add a continuing education instructor and several associate
professors and you'll have the
planners of a new and innovative
education faculty program.
The planners are proposing an
interdisciplinary curriculum in
community education for fifth-
year regular and transfer students.
One planner, associate education
professor Gary Pennington, said
Wednesday community education
is an important concept in learning.
"Learning takes place constantly," he said. "Students spend
only 11 per cent of their time in
school and the other 89 per cent
outside school — obviously lear-.
ning isn't limited to the
Pennington described community education as the use of
school resources to meet primary
community needs and deal with
community problems.
Pennington said there is a
demand for qualified people to
teach in community schools. "Yet
we're not training teachers to work
in them," he said.
"I've taught in the education
faculty 10 years," Pennington said.
"This proposal is the thing that's
excited me most."
The proposed program seeks to
provide a framework for teachers
to develop skills and attitudes
necessary if they are to be effective in community-based
schools and learning situations,
Pennington said.
The program will introduce
students to literature dealing with
the philosophy, history and
sociology of education, learning
experiences in different cultures
and alternative models of
education, he said.
Seminars and workshops will
discuss curriculum design and
implementation, the social context
of education and learning
The program will emphasize
interaction in groups and provide
training in group leadership and
group dynamics.
Field experiences will be important in the program. Students
will be placed in one or more
community schools, for a length of
time determined by the student's
needs and ability.
Students will also spend time
with two or more community
agencies such as the Children's Aid
Society, federation of day care
centres, provincial probation
services and family court and
Lower Mainland school boards.
Pennington said he hopes the
program will involve "prominent
and avant-garde educators" interacting with students on a rotating
The program has been proposed
as one way of improving the
education faculty. Pennington
stresses that the program seeks to
provide an alternative in education
rather than attempting to change
the entire faculty, he said.
Pennington said one innovative
aspect of the program is that
students, faculty and members of
the community will be directly
involved in every stage of planning, operating and evaluating the
He said the proposal is appealing
for several reasons. It will utilize
local, existing community schools
and agencies and seek to provide
some co-ordination for fragmented
social services.
He said the program also offers
opportunities for individualized
learning   — • programs   will   be
tailored for each student to help
them fit and fill their own needs.
"The plan recognizes that there
are a wide variety of teaching
styles," said Pennington. "But it
doesn't identify strongly with the
free school position that everyone
does just what they want to do.
"The program will be rigorous,"
he said. "No one looking for a slack
year should try it."
Pat Earthy, education 4,
member of an ad hoc student
advisory committee, said student
response has been "totally
positive" so far. Students she has
discussed the proposal with have
made suggestions for improving
the program, she said.
The main problem with the
proposal seems to be time, Earthy
"We're in a bit of a time bind as
planning started late," said
Pennington. "I'm anxious to see
the program go ahead this fall —
otherwise it'll be 2-1/2 years from
now before students will graduate
and begin to teach."
Pennington said he welcomed
comments and reactions to the
Canada rejects
Chile refugees
than half the people who applied to
come to Canada following the
military coup in Chile have been
denied Immigrant status, a
Canadian external affairs
department official has disclosed.
J. G. Carpentier, speaking to a
McGill political science class, said
of 12,000 applicants about 7,000
have been rejected. Only 1,126
have been accepted with 2,300
being processed and about 2,000
Carpentier is head of the external affairs Latin American
"Selecting and processing
immigrants is not easy," said
Carpentier, "and being confronted
with people who are politically to
the far left is traumatic for the
immigration and security officials."
Carpentier said the evacuation of
refugees to other countries from
the numerous United Nations
camps in Chile is proceeding very
He visited Santiago last year and
saw a camp 10 miles outside the
city. His visit received bad
publicity in the junta controlled
press, he said and he found that the
oral interviews which are part of
Canadian immigration procedure
were difficult to conduct in the
presence of police.
Most of those accepted as immigrants to Canada are
professional or white collar
workers. Carpentier acknowledged
that "the question of unskilled
workers is difficult. Often those
people are more deserving than
those who are admitted."
Carpentier defended Canada's
recognition of the military junta.
Delaying recognition would have
antagonized the junta, Carpentier
said, and the Canadian embassy in
Santiago would not have been able
to obtain safe conducts for 55
people who received refuge there
in December.
He said also nonrecognition
would have set a "bad precedent"
and that "the recognition may be
questionable but at least it was
'Sucked in'-Mapson
From page 1
Blankstein himself wanted to be
considered for appointment to the
Senators in
Katherine Younge, law 2, and
Greg Peet, commerce 2, were
elected student senators-at-large
in senate elections Tuesday and
Younge and Peet join Gordon
Funt, commerce 3; Charlene
Moriarty, science 2; and Ellen
Paul, education 3; already elected
by acclamation as commerce,
science and education senators
respectively on senate, the
university's academic decisionmaking body.
Jan Smulders and Donald Kassa,
both commerce 3, were defeated.
Results were: Younge 413, Peet
290, Smulders 240, and Kassa 197.
Treasurer George Mapson said
he felt "sucked in" by the government's action.
AMS council voted Wednesday to
ask that any student appointee to
the board be elected by the
students at large and ratified by
the AMS.
Some councillors blamed
Blankstein, Moore and coordinator Joan Mitchell for going
to Victoria last month to see Dailly
about the appointee without consulting council.
Blankstein replied that there
was no time to notify people about
the planned visit and he said any
applicants for the board of
governors would have been
screened by council.
"I think council is thrashing a
dead horse," Blankstein said.
"Either vote to condemn us or let's
get on with business."
'Committee well-informed'
From page 1
He said the committee, which
met from January to early March,
represents an example for the rest
of the university, since the administration provided student
members with all information
For example, Mochnacki said,
administration officials provided
students with information on.the
amount of toilet paper that is
consumed by each residence.
Mochnacki said the committee
met 12 times and spent more than
25 hours before it decided to raise
residence fees.
He justified student committee
member's support for fee increases by saying "the point is in
one year the retail price of food has
gone up 20 per cent."
He said the board of governors
simply "rubber stamped" the
committee's decision when it
approved rent increases Tuesday.
Rents for single student rooms in
Totem and Vanier will be $983.18
next year, up from $883; for double
rooms it will be $941.76, up from
$846 and students in Gage towers
will pay $597.32, up from $556.
7:00     I 7:00 ii 9:30
Note Extra Sunday Show
School District No. 86
Creston - Kaslo
Representatives of School District
No. 86 will be on campus to
interview Faculty of Education
students interested In teaching
vacancies in 1974-75 at the Office
of Student Services, Ponderosa
Annex, Bldg. "F" on Thursday
March 21 and Friday Mar. 22.
Persons interested in an interview
for an elementary or secondary
position should contact the Office
of Student Services in person. A
time for an interview may be
Applications may also be submitted
by mail to F. T. Middleton, District
Superintendent of Schools, Box
1640, Creston B.C. VOB 1GO.
Grad Class '74
8 p.m.-l a.m. Grad Student Centre
Semi-Formal $2.50/person
Tree Planting Ceremony
March 21-12:45 p.m.
General Meeting
g  Thursday, March 21 —12:30 p.m. f
Grad Centre Garden Room
I Agenda includes:
I     —lawyer's report on A.M.S. fees
—report on Grad Centre questionnaire:!:
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Page 3
**■$&& Boach move
back to
park board
Refusing to get involved in the
Towers Beach controversy, the
B.C. government has left it up to
the Vancouver park board to
decide what action to take.
Responding to a telegram from
board commissioner Art Cowie to
resources minister Bob Williams
asking what the board should do,
Williams said: "The province's
part has been spelled out. It is the
decision of the board's to make."
Cowie'stelepgram sent Monday,
asked that "an urgent decision be
made to proceed or to cancel the
contract and take the penalty."
Cowie said Monday he favors the
project. But he said the alternative
to proceed would involve the
forcible removal of protesters.
Park board superintendant
Stuart Lefeaux said Wednesday he-
will see if a special meeting of the
board will be called to consider
William's reply.
"The board will not wait until
next Morjday's regular meeting,"
he said.
Board vice-chairperson May
Brown said Wednesday the board
was not asking Williams what the
board should do.
"We just wanted to inform
Williams of the situation," she
said. "We had to let him know
because it is provincial money we
are spending."
Brown said she doesn't think the
government should be involved. "I
don't think it's right to make the
provincial government the bad
Brown said she opposes people
being bodily dragged off the beach.
"These are concerned citizens,"
she said. "They are knowledgeable
people. I believe there is a compromise."
Brown said if the board has a
special meeting her first priority
will be to set up communication
with protestors.
"If they are asking for certain
data, we should set up some sort of
action so they can get it. If the
studies are there they should be
brought out and given to the
Brown admitted that more
studies should be made. She said
she is impressed with the quantity
of opposition to the erosion control
It is costing the park board $700 a
day to have construction company's equipment sitting on the
beach, Lefeaux said.
He said the board will have to
pay these costs out of the $350,000
provincial grant. "We don't have
much choice," he said. "We signed
a contract."
But Brown said the board might
make a deal with the contractor.
"We might be able to make some
sort of a deal with the contractor
which might involve removing the
equipment temporarily."
Meanwhile, protestors continue
their vigil on the Beach keeping
equipment at a standstill.
Council vote
accepts brief
—marise savaria photo
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN it isn't. But students bogged down by books in Sedgewick library can use it as
escape route when sunlight through skylight beckons them skywards.
sar  casm
Council voted Wednesday to
accept in principle the Coalition on
University Reform brief on the
Universities Act.
The brief, sponsored by the
graduate students' association,
was endorsed by council after
some criticism from law rep
Parker McCarthy and Alma Mater
Society treasurer George Mapson.
McCarthy challenged the
validity of the single governing
body the brief recommended to
replace the current senate and
board of governors, asking if the
broader-based body would be
qualified to make financial
Mapson asked whether accepting the brief would set a
precedent for other groups or
persons seeking council endorsements of briefs.
A Metis emerged from the wilds of
Northern Manitoba Monday where he'd
been hidden since the Riel Rebellion and
explained why he waited 102 years to
"I am a coward," said Captain
Alexandre Habitant.
"I thought they would shoot me," said
Habitant, who lived on a diet of birch bark
and muskeg. "I still think they will shoot
me. I only came out because I was chained
to a truck and dragged here," he said.
Habitant" emerged from the forest
wearing a tattered buffalo robe stained
with pea soup and clutching the faded
sheet music for Red River Valley.
The Riel Rebellion ended for Habitant
when he was napalmed by an air force jet
during a preventative search and strike
anti-sasquatch mission.
When asked how he felt Habitant said,
"Well I never felt more like singin' the
blues when I'm with you I never lose,
without you, you got me singin' the blues."
He said his worst experience in more
than a century in the woods was a case of
constipation lasting from 1883 to 1902.
When asked how he felt about losing the
rebellion, Habitant said: "I cannot
complain, mainly because a gun is being
held to my head, but we did achieve peace
with honor."
When asked about his plans Habitant
said: "I'm going to return to school, of
course, and further myself by pursuing a
degree in gynecology. I'm also desperately
in need of a bladder operation, thanks to
the cyclamates in my muskeg."
Habitant's  parents,   dead   since   1934,
made no comment when told their son was
found alive.
The federal government announced
Habitant would be sent ta the nearest
RCMP detachment for purposes of
revenge, investigation regarding
unauthorized use of crown lands and
perverse relationships with members of
endangered Canadian species, like forest
Habitant, trailing oil, listing heavily and
with half his rigging shot away, was found
1,700 mles from the site of the air strike,
seeking a neutral port.
Habitant said his lonely vigil began in
1872, when his commander "Iron" Jack
Bison suggested publishers would pay a
fortune for the story.
He said the most amazing thing about
the experience was the fact his deoderant
was still working.
But most of council agreed the
brief was the only broadly-based
student report.
In other business Council approved allocating $2,000 to the SUB
art gallery and $6,750 to the Pit,
from SUB management fund.
Arts rep Joanne Lindsay, the
outgoing AMS co-ordinator, told
Council the art gallery needed the
money for better lighting and for
purchasing several portable film
screens. The allocation for the Pit
will be used to install a sound
system to accommodate weekend
rock band concerts.
The SUB management fund is
provided by 50 cents per full fee-
paying student and amounts to
about $9,000.
AMS treasurer George Mapson
announced Friday as the deadline
for submitting undergraduate
society budgets, and said he will
hold a meeting with the societies
March 22 in the council chambers
to discuss the division of kickbacks
to the undergraduate societies
from the AMS student fees.
The AMS allocated $10,000
during the 1973-74 year to undergraduate societies.
AMS president Gordon
Blankstein told Council the UBC
board of governors approved
Tuesday the $925,000 administration grant for the construction of a covered swimming
pool between the War Memorial
gym and SUB.
The administration grant was
made to match the sum the AMS
promised after students voted in an
October, 1972 referendum to
finance the pool through a $5 fee.
Blankstein named Jim Carlberg
as the architect chosen to design
the pool. Page 4
Thursday, March 14, 1974
Dailly pay-off slights students
Education minister Eileen Dailly says prior
commitments dictated the appointment of B.C.
Federation of Labor semi-heavy Clive Lytle to
the UBC board of governors.
Now this paper has pushed for years to get
community representatives really representative
of the community on the board. This means the
industrialists, wives of industrialists and
Vancouver Club hangers-on should make way for
unionists, community activists and outside
educational reps.
So you think we'd be happy, or even ecstatic
about the appointment.
Happy yes, ecstatic no.
Dailly had one prior commitment she seems
to have forgotten — to the students of the
Of course it's important to get members of
the community  involved  in  running this little
Oh yeah?
Engineering undergraduate society type Rick Knowlan
was up to The Ubyssey office the other day to talk about
It is, he said, magnificent. It provides, he said,
You mean you're automatically free from high prices
and don't have to worry about the scarcity of jobs? You
mean you're free from bad professors, ridiculous
assignments,   meaningless   research   and   competition?
You mean taking off your clothes and running naked
through a bank in 40-degree weather automatically puts you
outside   the   constricting  system and   into a   Nirvana?
Oh yeah?
C'mon all it does is give a great illusion of freedom. It
directs energies that otherwise could have gone into a
meaningful fight for something akin to real freedom on this
campus. It obscures the real issues in a blast of 'oh those
kute kampus kids' publicity that directs 'attention and
energy away from real issues — like student representation
and subsequent student, faculty and staff control.
Streaking just plays right into the purposes of those
wanting students to forget all about the real issues. Why else
do you suppose streaking has been patted on the figurative
bum by amused chuckles from the top?
And one additional comment (students' leaders take
note). Students showed if you give them a reason they'll
turn out for an event — copiously. So decent leadership
encouraging participation by students will get a turnout.
Here's your chance people.
Get going — fully clothed, of course.
peninsula, but it's more important that people
out here already and who will soon be working in
that great outside world get a say in their lives.
And although she says a restructuring next
fall will ensure students seats on the board, it
would have been best to get a student on now —
and do a little primary restructuring at the same
This would consist of setting up elections so
students could pick their own representatives,
which would be a good thing to keep in mind for
the fall anyway.
Of if she was set in getting a labor rep to
replace former board member judge Les Bewley,
she could have set up a student-faculty-staff
committee to look into the selection.
This way at least all parts of this university
would have been consulted about the person to
sit on their governing board, if they weren't to sit
there themselves.
So on the whole Dailly's priorities were a
little off.
She felt she had prior committments to the
B.C. Fed. Or, to translate, she had to pay the Fed
off for some long-time help to the NDP.
Her first commitment was to students out
here — and she should have proven that by the
After all, even though the university hasn't
been serving the real community — only the
community represented on the Big Business
BoG — it hasn't served students as well.
And who better to help find ways to serve
the community than students, whp after a
four-or-five-year incubation period, are part of
that community. ■  „
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. Loooldn't. loant me t_o catch, coldl. -^
Previous tenure squabbles, such
as the Mayne and Powell affair
several years back, have always
seemed unfortunate and slightly
unfair (to the students if not to the
profs concerned). However,
lacking any first-hand knowledge
of the profs in question always left
me with some doubt as to their
competence, and consequently I
felt that the decisions of Jordan
and his henchmen might be
The refusal to grant Peter Schwenger tenure (The Ubyssey,
March 12) has completely removed
any doubt.
Any future complaints about
Jordan's stupid tenure decisions
should be considered as mild understatements, rather than sensationalist press. Peter managed
to make English 200 enjoyable and
informative. He was always
available for help.
He made English 200 a fun class,
which is a rare and worthwhile
Anyone who knew Peter will
realize that Jordan has managed to
hurt only the students and the
university    (unimportant   con
siderations, apparently.) It is
indeed unfortunate that letters
such as this can do little to change
Jordan's mind; I only hope that
someone will eventually realiz«
what a menace he is to this place
and be able to do something about
My feelings of powerless
frustration preclude me from any
further coherent comment, save to
warn the uninitiated that Jordan is
a man to whom your only feelings
should be loathing and contempt.
Rob McDiarmid
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While understanding the
frustration and cynicism leading
students to use essay factories like
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Ubyssey opposes such businesses.
Why? Because the university is
nothing more than a degree mill,
with competition for high marks
and consequently high-paying jobs
predominating over learning and
honest questioning.
Services providing ready-written
essays — and don't anyone kid
themselves, papers turned out by
these firms are not used as source
material, but final products — just
encourage this attitude.
Essays are one of the few
remaining devices out here encouraging students to actually
learn something by demanding in-
depth investigation — and so they
shouldn't go under to the same
attitude which formed the Big
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But if students feel the essay as a
learning process has already been
submerged in this attitude by insistence on narrow topics and
unrealistic deadlines, then they
should fight the mentality seeking
to constrict learning in this way —
not give in by buying high-priced
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— Eds.
MARCH 14.1974
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the
AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian
University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly
commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are
located in room 241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; advertising,
Co-editors: Vaughn Palmer, Michael Sasges
It was the old switcheroo as all the kids got to become king for a day,
trying out new jobs that were far more important than the stuff they
normally waste their time doing. Vaughn Palmer rose from the depths of
obscurity to give city desk a try but he was quickly dispatched to the
minors. Michael Sasges got the right hand seat to the source of paper power
as adviser to the news editor and Lesley Krueger aspired to the highest seat
of all, but had to settle for merely being editor of the day (week? year?).
Ralph Maurer suffered through his first day of being bitched at as ME and,
as good time was had by all. Except Gary Coull who took a clear demotion
and a pay cut to serve the day as news editor for things left undone which
he should have done.
Others watching the turmoil were the Mark Buckshon triplets (that's
three mentions Bucky), Doug "On the Beach" Rushton, Jake i don ver
Kamp, Ryon Guedes, Rick Lymer, Greg Osadchuk, Peter Cummings,
Marise Savaria, Sue Vohanka, Sharon Stevenson, Alan "hyuk" Doree and
Linda Hossie. Thursday, March 14, 1974
Page S
Congratulations: The Ubyssey
has again demonstrated solidarity
against outside meddling in
elections. You have managed a
pleasing state of apoplexy about
student elections by proxy and
have mustered admirable amounts
of righteous indignation on representation in the senate, but it would
appear that due process for the
"staff" need not apply.
Perhaps you could employ some
epithets like autocratic, self-
serving, or even tokenism to your
own incidious (sic) group.
Peter Cahoon
Grad studies
This letter apparently refers to
the recent election of the Ubyssey
editor, which the writer sees as
opposed to the paper's opposition
to registrar-conducted elections to
► arts faculty meetings. But there is
no contradiction.
The Ubyssey editorial department is a self-contained
organization which is responsible
for electing its own officers. In this
way it is analogous to arts
students. The editor's election was
conducted openly among the staff
over more than one week, during
which time the staff discussed the
election and candidates. Balloting
was also conducted openly.
If arts elections had been conducted as openly among the constituents, The Ubyssey would have
no objection to them — Eds.
Regarding your article "You
can't go home again" (The
Ubyssey, March 8) concerning
finance minister John Turner's
visit to your SUB office:
We were pleased to see that you
recognized John Turner as the rip-
off capitalist that he is. You saw
through his sly campaign gesture
with the same insight that you have
demonstrated many times in the
past. It was obvious from the
beginning that nothing but ulterior
motives lay behind his pseudo-
friendly visit.
During the conversation, or at
least the bits that were reported,
we were particularly pleased with
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Turner's carefully recorded
response demonstrated his
patronizing ruling class ignorance;
"Is it yours?"
Turner later refused an offer to
have a separate copy of the
women's issue sent to his wife,
probably using the lame reasoning
that they didn't need two copies.
What a cheap chauvinistic excuse!
Trying to ingratiate himself
further with the staff, he made a
feeble attempt at humor with his
silly observation about the paper:
"The language is cleaner." An
unidentified Ubyssey staffer
mumbled in a low tone, "Fuck
you." What a powerful and
eloquent rebuttal to Trudeau's
His real nature was completely
revealed when he leered over a
sexist joke before leaving. But the
clincher came when, upon leaving,
under the watchful eye of the
Ubyssey staff, he attempted to
converse with a person in a
wheelchair. This person, undoubtedly spotting him as an
enemy of the people, turned away,
and left him to wander down the
lonely corridors of his hollow
Thank you for this revealing
profile of the man and for your
standard of mature and unbiased
reporting which we have always
Brent Stewart
Mike McGuire
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The Ubyssey would like to point
out that Turner actually said all
the silly things reported in the
March 8 issue.
All his other remarks were as
vacuous as those in the article. We
felt it worthwhile to report what he
had to say since he is often touted
as Canada's next prime minister.
Your letter seems to indicate you
feel more astute analysis of Turner's politics was called for. Given
his behavior he was more to be
mocked than debated — Eds.
To -the fucking asshole who
ripped me off for about $20: May
you live a long tortured life!
I realize that this is the time of
year when everybody is light for
money, including me! Why don't
you try something honest like
apply for a bursary? I don't appreciate paying a tax to you. What
have you ever done that I should
help you without my consent?
To all honest people: If you see a
crook (rip-off artist, thief), hold
him (her) and call the local constabulary (RCMP). It's time that
these poor-taste shows were
One last word. Keep your eye on
all your goods, at least until the
income tax returns come in.
"With tears streaming down her
cherubic pink cheeks and two
small children clutching tightly to
her waist, Dawn Swart, a white
housewife told reporters how two
ambulance drivers looked at her
husband and one said: 'I'm sorry, I
can't take your husband to the
hospital because he is a white man
and we are driving a non-white
ambulance. We have two colored
people in the ambulance.
"Dawn's husband, Nicolas Swat,
had reportedly stabbed himself
accidently with a breadknife, and
collapsed. Nicolas was bleeding to
death and as his life-blood drained
out of him, Dawn pleaded with the
police sergeant to order the ambulance  drivers   to   take   her
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it was the law and there was
nothing he could do about it.
"A man classified as colored
later offered to take the bleeding
Swart to the hospital in his car.
However, when she arrived at the
hospital Mrs. Swart said: "The
doctor told me he was dead. I never
dreamed apartheid was so cruel."
Here we see an example of the
apartheid system boomerang on an
individual for who it was devised to
place in an advantageous position
in the South African society.
Now news leaked out from South
Africa that the whites are trying to
"out wit" each other.
An assinine paradoxical controversy is now ranging throughout
South Africa as to whether
Afrikaaners    are    genetically
superior to South Africans of
British origin.
This debate was prompted by an
article which appeared in the
Afrikaan-language newspaper, Die
Transvaler, quoting a "well-
known" but unnamed geneticist
that Afrikaaners were mentally
and physically ahead of their
English-speaking countrymen. The
reason for this was attributed to
the fact that Afrikaaners are the
"cross-bred" products of Frenchmen, Germans, Dutchmen and
English whereas the English-
speaking South Africans were
products of "in-breeding."
In a country where whites can
move freely around the country,
where coloreds and Asians can
move around the country but are
restricted from certain public
places reserved for the whites, and
where the blacks, otherwise known
as the Bantus, are prohibited from
moving around the country without
permits, the system is slowly
coming home to roost.
In a country where there are no
blacks in the National Assembly
and where former South African
Prime Minister, Dr. Verwoerd
when he was Minister of Native
Affairs, on introducing the Bantu
Education Act, which is still in
force said: "When I have control of
native education, I will reform it so
that natives will be taught from
childhood to realize that equality
with Europeans is not for
them . . .", the democratic principles are being violate and human
liberties are denied to human
beings like you and me, for the sole
reason that their skins are black.
I therefore, urge those of you
who regard yourselves as citizens
of the world to put the heat on your
member of parliament and ask for
the cessation of trade with South
Africa on the part of Canada.
When one woman or one man is
denied freedom, none of us are
free. This is a frightening thought.
Hazel-May Brooks
Mount St. Vicent University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
I have just walked by the
engineering building. In front is a
whole spew of paper airplanes and
other junk. I wonder what we can
expect from some of them in the
future when they begin
manipulating the environment for
the "benefit" of man. They can't
even keep their front yard clean!
Fred Samorodin
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Thursday, March 14, 1974
Hot flashes
A discussion on racism, its
causes and effects, will be held
noon today in SUB 212.
The discussion, sponsored by
the Alma Mater Society speakers
and education committee, will
feature George HerVnanson of the
Lutheran campus centre, Angie
Dennis of the Indian centre,
Doukhobour Peter Hlookoff and
a speaker from the Indian workers
Four women working on the
Women's Research Collective, a
Local Initiatives Project, would
like to interview women students
about their career expectations.
The information will be used
to compile a study of UBC
student's choices, including
women's attitudes toward fields
of     studies,     career     choices,
classroom atmosphere, areas for
change in the university and the
status of women at UBC.
All women students interested
in the project should contact the
collective, SUB 230 or phone
American child development
specialist Dorothy Huntington,
will conduct a one-day workshop
on infant care directed at
pre-school teachers, parents and
others who work with young
children, 8:30 a.m., Saturday in
education 100.
Huntington has published
recent papers on parent skills
infant care programs, programs
for infants and their parents and
the myth of the child-centred
Giobai ed
Education professor Leonard
Marsh continues his
lecture-discussion     series     on
'Tween classes
All professors, history students and
their husbands/wifes/lovers welcome to attend a gala affair, 8 p.m.,
garden room of graduate student
General meeting, noon, SUB 205.
University symphonic wind ensemble and David Pickell on piano,
noon today and 8 p.m. Friday in
music building recital hall. Graduation recital of Lorna Baker on violin, 8 p.m., in music recital hall.
Irving Fox, director of Westwater
Research, will speak on canoeing
down the Sheenjek, noon, bio
sciences 2000.
Government under God with Rev.
Nederlof, noon, SUB auditorium.
El caballero de Olmedo by Lope de
Vega will be performed In International House, noon and 8 p.m.
and again 8 p.m. Sunday.
Film "This Land," noon, Wesbrook
Dr. Alan Richardson demonstrates
restorative dentistry, noon, dental
AGAPE life meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
3886 West Fourteenth.
Author Claire Culhane speaks on
Canada's real role in the continuing
war in Vietnam, 8 p.m., 1208 Granville.
Ann Mortifee in concert with Doug
Edwa'rds and R.obbie King for $1,
noon, SUB auditorium:
David  Anderson speaks, noon, SUB
211. Everyone welcome.
J. G. Nelson speaks on changing
land use policy and practice in
national parks, 3 p.m., instructional
resources centre 1.
Chris Bearcheli speaks on wages and
profits,   7:30  p.m.,  1208 Granville.
The hike is cancelled. Sorry.
Annual  general meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
General   meeting,   noon,   Buchanan
General     meeting     and     elections,
noon, SUB 211.
John Meisel speaks on party
cleavages in Canadian federal
elections, 9:30 p.m., Buchanan 204.
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Yoga, various Hindu systems, Zen, Japanese and Chinese martial
arts, body movement therapies, all sorts of psychotherapies and
psychophysical techniques, biofeedback, mysticism, parapsychology
and "growth centres"
Director of the Humanistic Psychology Institute, San Francisco;
author of Bodies in Revolt': A Primer in Somatic Thinking; former
Chairman of the Dept. of Philosophy, University of Florida
Monday, March 18, 8:30 p.m.
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, U.B.C.
Admission $2.00 (students $1.00)
For   tickets   in advance please  phone 228-2181
(local 261), 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Centre for Continuing Education
challenges of international
education, noon Tuesday, in
International house 400.
His subject will be the UBC
international relations institute.
Spanish play
El Caballero De Olmedo, a
three act play in Spanish by Lope
De Vega, will be presented noon
and 8 p.m. today and 8 p.m.
Sunday, at International House.
Admission to the play,
sponsored by the Hispanic and
Italian studies department, is 50
cents for students and $1 for
The play will feature live music
from the 17th Century and also
costumes of the period.
Planner ialks
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land development noon today in
instructional  resources centre 2. <
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Page 7
Magnussen smiles to 2nd
Athlete of the Year award
Shoppers Drug Mart sales should
skyrocket — Karen Magnussen
was named Senior Athlete of the
Year as well as Over-all Athlete of
the Year at the B.C. Sports^
Federation Banquet Tuesday
night. In taking top honors,
Magnussen edged out Wendy Cook
(named Junior Athlete), Terry
Bailey (University Athlete) and
Jean Sparling (High School
UBC was noticeably underrepresented in the university category.
AD three finalists hailed from
" Simon Fraser. Bailey, a fullback
on the Clansmen football team,
was chosen over swimmer John
Van Buren and diver Rick Friesen.
However, UBC could lay claim to
John Beers, Bruce Robertson,
Jean Sparling and may soon add
Paper tigers
win another
fight night
The Ubyssey Austin Brewins
blew a 1-0 first period lead but
rallied in the third period and went
on to defeat the CYVR shleps in a
fight-marred Non-Existent Hockey
League contest Tuesday night.
Top scorers for the first place
Ubyssey club were league-leading
point getter, Boyd "Avalanche"
McConnell, who netted four, and
Gary "Rodent" Coull, who scored
two despite a noticeable lack of
equipment, hockey, intellectual
and otherwise.
Other scorers for the Brewins
were Ralph "M. E." Maurer, and
Rick Lymer who both threw in
A bench-clearing brawl erupted
in the second period when McConnell punched in the face a
CYVR player later purported to be
a woman. McConnell responded to
charges by Shlep coach Bill "I am
the President" Nicholson that he
had been ungentlemanlike by
demanding everyone on the CYVR
team submit to a urine and/or
Wasserman test.
Referee Vaughn Palmer
assessed 40 minutes in penalties
including double majors to McConnell and 10-minute misconducts
to Maurer and Nicholson who indulged in verbal fisticuffs in which
they threatened to scratch each
other's eyes out.
Tight-checking defensive work
by the Brewins' defensive team of
Marise Savaria and Lesley
Krueger and forwards Pemme
Muir and Tom Barnes backed up a
strong net performance by goalie
Michael Sasges.
Sasges, known among members
of his lonely trade for his fast glove
hand and the slowest feet this side
of Fred Astaire, played in his usual
"kitty bar the door" style, hiding
behind the net and covering his
head with his hands.
Standouts in the CYVR lineup,
which included not only the
•^station's broadcasters, but its
entire five-man listening audience
as well, were Eric Ivan Berg, John
Nixon and Thorn Quill who kept
standing out, despite Nicholson's
insistence that they actually play.
Chuck "C.W." Barton made a
major contribution to CYVR by not
playing and, in fact, rooted for the
other side.
Coach Palmer said he would not
show up next week if his legs were
going to be used as goal posts
Wendy Cook, who competes off
Although Robertson is the first
man in Canada to win a world
swimming championship in 50
years and despite Beers Commonwealth high jump record of 7' 4-
1/2" Magnussen emerged the
victor in the senior division. In
1973, she captured her fifth
Canadian singles title and swept all
three events for the World skating
Some athletes manage to turn
their backs on amateur sport for
the lucrative professional world
with a certain amount of finesse.
Echoing strains of Nancy Greene's
Mars bars, Magnussen's saccharine sincerity has not been one
of her more endearing qualities
since her rise to professional
In the high school contest, 19-
year-old Jean Sparling, now
enrolled in pre-rehab med I at
UBC, was chosen over swimmer
Janice Stenhouse and rugby star
Scott Nielson. Sparling was undefeated in 30 sprint and hurdle
races in 1973 while at Hillside in
West Vancouver. She was also a
member of the B.C. Field Hockey
team which tied for the Canadian
National championship.
At UBC Sparling has been on the
track and field and cross-country
teams and was part of the sprint
relay team which seta new Canada
West record.
In the junior division, Vancouver's Wendy Cook was vying
with javelin thrower Phil Olsen
from Nanaimo and boxer Michael
O'Reilly from Burnaby.
Cook's bronze medal at the
World Aquatic Championships in
Belgrade was one of only two individual medal performances by
Canadians. A month ago, Cook set
a new world record for the 100-
metre backstroke and has since
beaten the former record holder,
East German Ulricke Richter, the
gold medalist in Belgrade.
UBC wins
In its first intercollegiate
regatta, the UBC rowing crew
posted three impressive wins over
University of Puget Sound on
Saturday at American Lake.
Despite very rough water conditions, the UBC varsity eights
muscled into an eleven and one
half length victory over UPS in a
three-boat race.
The varsity eights crew was then
split into two coxed-fours and
raced against UPS. Both fours wort
quite easily; the bow four by two
and a half lengths, and the stern
four by three and a half lengths.
The bow four consisted of Ken
Pontifax, Jim Scott, Shawn Lahay
and Bruce Ford.
The stern four consisted of Doug
Mullins, Doug Cox, Bryce Leigh
and Dinyar Marzban.
All three victories were coxed by
Stephen Yew.
CHURNING HER WAY, Wendy Cook is another athlete who'll study
at UBC but leave her training downtown. Cook was named junior
athlete of year by B.C. Sports Federation.
are now being accepted for the managers of all
Women's Sports Teams
DEADLINE IS MARCH 20, 1974 - 4 P.M.
Final appointments will be made by the
Women's Athletic Association — March 21, 1974
Please submit your applications to Mrs. Somers, Room 208
JiO /©and up
336 W. Pender St. 681-2004 or 681 -8423
Women's ft Men's Intramurals
Awards Banquet
and Dance
Monday, March 18
6:30 P.M.        S.U.B. Ballroom
Tickets available at the
Men's & Women's Intramural Office
$3.50 single SEE YOU
$6.00 couple THERE!
Nominations are now being accepted for the
following positions in the Women's Athletic
Association at U.B.C.
Nomination forms for these positions are
available from Mrs. Somers, Room 204, until
March 20, 1974 at 4:00 p.m.
WAR MEMORIAL GYM 12:30 P.M. Page 8
Thursday, March 14, 1974
Malcolm Muggeridge intones
'Abortion mirrors sickness'
By JAKE van der KAMP
. Abortion is an attempt to control
individual human destiny and this
must always end in failure, British
writer Malcolm Muggeridge told a
UBC crowd Tuesday.
Muggeridge, former editor of
Punch magazine, correspondent
for the Manchester Guardian and a
BBC commentator said our
civilization is sick and legalized
abortion is indicative of the
"Quite apart from the legal and
social' aspects of abortion, it is a
microcosm of the dilemma of our
time," he told about 1,500 people in
the SUB ballroom.
"The dilemma is this: Is man in
charge of his own destiny or is it, as
I believe, that man finds fulfilment
only by falling in with God's plan
lor him," Muggeridge said in a talk
sponsored by pro-life, an anti-
abortion organization.
Muggeridge, who has recently
lived on Saltspring Island, gave his
age as less than 80. He said he was
a socialist for much of his life until
he was converted to Christianity in
his '60s.
He said attempts by humans,
individually or collectively, to
control their own destiny have
always ended in failure.
"Those who have looked to increase freedom have increased
servitude," he said. Revolution to
replace terrorist regimes has
resulted in terrorist regimes.
"I have the notion that when the
last vestiges of civilization
disappear and the mushroom
clouds gather someone in a bunker
of the CBC or the BBC will be
telling us in a shrill voice that if
only the school age were raised to
19, if only the age of consent is
lowered to seven our problems
would be solved."
Muggeridge said the majority of
the population in Canada and
England is not in favor of legalized
abortion but the appearance that it
is results from control of the media
by those who are in favor of
He said legalisted abortion in
England has resulted only in
greater troubles.
"In England we have seen what
are the consequences of legalized
abortion. The number of legal
abortions goes up and also the
number of illegal abortions goes
up." he said.
"The initiator of the program
admitted he was highly disconcerted by the results."
Muggeridge's speech was
picketed by members of the
committee to legalize abortion.
They carried placards saying,
"Not the church. Not the state.
Women must decide our fate," and
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The crowd was largely sympathetic to Muggeridge, but
dissenters brought up numerous
objections during the question
"I enjoyed your talk in style but
not in content," said one person.
"At what point in development is a
foetus a human being? I suggest
that to some point in development
the foetus is not a human being."
Muggeridge refused to answer
the question and said he was not
competent to argue against
abortion on medical grounds. He
referred the question to Dr.
Heather Morris, an obstetrician
and gynecologist, who is against
abortion and was taking part in the
She said the scientific definition
of the point at which a human being
is formed is conception, and other
definitions are purely individual.
One member of the audience
brought up the case of a 17-year-old
woman unable to get a legal
abortion without the consent of her
parents and who died after having'
an illegal abortion. She said a case
like this proves the necessity for
legal abortion to prevent human
Morris, who said she was
acquainted with the case, said it
was not abortion laws but the law
that requires minors get parental
consent for surgery, that
prevented the girl from getting the
Morris also said abortion should
not have been considered
BoG OKs $12 million expenditure
for buildings, students to pay
By JAKE van der KAMP
The board of governors has
approved a $12 million expenditure
for construction in 1974-75, $4
million to be contributed by
students and private donors.
(The remaining $8 million will be
provided by the provincial
The capital expenditure budget
will go to build a covered swimming pool, a new wing for the
biological sciences building, a new
civil and mechanical engineering
building, new facilities for
agriculture and commerce and
business administration, a
processing centre for the library
and a new anthropology-sociology
complex on the former Fort Camp
residence site.
Students will contribute $925,000
through the $5 annual pool levy to
the construction of the Olympic-
size pool to be built between SUB
and the War Memorial gym.
The administration is relying on
private contributors for $3 million
of which $1 million will go to the
swimming pool and the rest to the
new facilities for agriculture,
commerce and business administration and civil engineering.
Alf Adams, executive secretary
of the university's resources
council in charge of collecting
private donations, said Wednesday
he is confident the money will be
He said the student-backed fund-
raising drive for the new commerce and business administration
building started in January and
$250,000 of the $1 million needed
has been collected.
Adams said a group of volun-
Money problem in U.S.
U.S. government is apparently
finding it difficult to dispose of
millions of dollars which it wants to
give to needy university and
college students.
According to an early report
from the new Basic Educational
Opportunities Program, less than
one-half of the $122 million-fund
has been given away.
In effect, it appears families
have overlooked the basic grants
which are intended for students
from families with annual incomes
below $12,000.
Part of the blame has been laid
at the feet of the government,
however. The basic grant
program, similar to the Canadian
Student Awards Program, is the
newest American federal aid plan
for students.
Part of the shortage of applicants can be attributed to the
late passing of the bill. It was
signed into law late last June, only
two months before the beginning of
the academic year.
Some institutions have made
more efforts than others to inform
students of the program.
Funds which are undistributed
as of April 1 will be distributed
among earlier recipients.
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He said the $500,000 needed for
the agricultural sciences building
has already been collected.
One building not covered in the
budget is the new Asian studies
centre.   The   $800,000   needed   to
complete the shell of the building
has come from the federal and
provincial governments in private
Adams said the remaining
$800,000 to complete the inside of
the building will have to come from
donations. But the university has
nothing to do with collecting this
money, he said.
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