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The Ubyssey Feb 6, 1975

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 Low vote elects split exec
A split Alma Mater Society
executive was elected Thursday by
about 2,500 voters — the lowest
turnout for an AMS election in
several years.
Students elected five members of
the Student Unity Slate and two
members of the Students' Coalition
slate to the seven-person
executive, but recounts can be
expected for at least three of those
Elected were Jake van der
Kamp, arts 4, president; David
Van Blarcom, arts 4, vice-
president; Stewart Savard, arts 2,
external affairs; Tom Manson,
arts 3, internal affairs; Ellen Paul,
education 3, secretary; Dave
Theessen, commerce 3, treasurer;
and Lynne Batten, arts 2, coordinator.
A referendum proposing a
change in the AMS constitution
which would allow the AMS to
deposit money in a credit union
failed for lack of a quorum.
For a quorum, 20 per cent of the
student body has to vote. Only 11.8
per cent voted.
In the first count of ballots
Student Unity's van der Kamp had
959 votes; current AMS external
affairs officer and Students'
Coalition candidate Gary Moore
had 907; Geoff Bevin-Pritchard of
the Civilization slate had 573.
On the subsequent preferential
ballot, made necessary because no
candidate had 50 per cent of the
vote, van der Kamp defeated
Moore 992 votes to 953 votes.
Student Unity's Van Blarcom led
the first count 938 to Johan de Rooy
New res control
to cut 'hi-jinx'
A newer, tighter system of
residence control to cut down on
this year's "hi-jinx" is being instituted, dons and res fellows
contacted by The Ubyssey said
The dons and res fellows, contacted after reports of a residence
meeting held to outline the new
rules Tuesday, said:
• res fellows will be eliminated;
• dons will be discouraged from
acting as counsellors for students
in their houses;
• a new business manager will
be appointed;
• dons will contact the business
manager in event of trouble in
their houses;
• dons will expand current files
on students in their houses to include a more formalized "black
mark" system, which will be used
to keep track of "trouble-makers"
and to expel these people if their
records get too bad;
• quiet houses will be instituted.
The dons added the quiet houses as
presented will be much quieter
than residence students want.
Housing head Leslie Rohringer
indignantly denied reports of any
meeting, but confirmed most of the
dons' statements in a telephone
interview Wednesday.
He said res fellows will be
eliminated because of budgetary
"Res fellows will only be .re-
instituted if the joint committee
votes to put $30,000 in the budget
for that purpose," Rohringer said.
"It's not submitted in the current
Rohringer also confirmed
reports the dons have been keeping
files on people in residence, but
said these are kept in cases of
medical emergencies.
However, dons contacted
anonymously and at random
Wednesday said the files are much
more extensive than Rohringer
They said files on each student
contain names of every student,
their parents' addresses, personal
data and a picture.
Dons also said most files contain
notes made by the dons on the
behaviour of each residence
student during the year.
"At the end of the year
Rohringer and Company ask us to
make recommendations on who
See page 2: ROHRINGER
Women's view ignored
Pavilion for people
The proposed Women's Pavilion
is not really what it is made out to
be. In fact, it isn't even a Women's
Pavilion, but a People's Pavilion.
Jeanette Auger, Kate Swann and
Helga Jacobson resigned from the
planning committee Feb. 1
because, they say, the pavilion, if it
is a Women's Pavilion, is ignoring
some aspects concerning the involvement of women which they
felt to be important and because of
its now doubtful function as a
Women's Pavilion.
The pavilion is a project for
International Women's Year, but
Swann said Wednesday that "the
only hope in hell we had of getting
it built was because Habitat 76,
which comes after Women's Year,
needed an extra building."
Swann said that when dean of
women, Margaret Fulton was
enlarging the committee in
December she was asked to
become a member.
"I thought I was being asked
because, being co-ordinator of the
B.C. Federation of Women I have
contact with women all over B.C.
and I could set up a scheme where
women of the community could be
asked to participate in planning for
use of the pavilion," Swann said.
She said Fulton had been making
statements concerning the community when it had not even been
During a meeting on Dec. 19, a
subcommittee was formed including Auger, Jacobson and
Swann. Swann said they had understood that they were to get the
community involved.
"We wanted the women of the
community consulted on whether it
mattered to them if the pavilion
was built, and if so what they
wanted to do with it," she said.
See page 11: COMMUNITY
of Students' Coalition, 870, and
Civilization's John Haythorne, 613.
Van Blarcom won the
preferential ballot, 969 to 916.
Dave Theessen, running on the
Student Unity slate, was re-elected
treasurer, defeating Student
Coalition candidate Greg Heenan
995 votes to 759 votes. Current vice-
president and Civilization candidate Robbie Smith had 577 votes.
Lynne Batten, Student Unity, led
Bursar No. 2
University bursar William White was surprised to learn Wednesday
night that he placed second in the voting for Alma Mater Society ombudsperson.
In a telephone interview, White said he had heard nothing of his
candidacy but said he didn't know he was so popular among students.
"For the first time out, second place isn't bad," he said.
Engineering student Rick Longton said the "William White" for
whom nomination papers were filled out and filed, was indeed the administration figure.
White picked up 632 votes to Eileen Brown's 1091. He finished ahead of
incumbent ombudsperson Roy Sarai, 336 votes, and Grant McRadu, 287
voting for co-ordinator with 867
votes, while Rodney Cox, Students'
Coalition, was second with 759.
Arthur MacArthur, Civilization,
had 556 and independent Philip
McCutchan was fourth with 230.
Preferential ballots for the
positions of treasurer and coordinator had not been counted at
press time.
Savard of Student Unity had 867
votes for external affairs,
defeating Greg Peet, Coalition,
820; Ian Jacobs, Civilization, 554
and independent Leonard Janot,
Savard won the preferential
ballot over Peet, 889 votes to 861
Jennifer Fuller won the original
balloting for internal affairs of-
See page 6: ELECTIONS
—kini mcdonald photo
THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE, by 39 votes, victorious AMS president-elect Jake van der Kamp burns his last
remaining tie with the newspaper that made him famous. Quick to see where his priorities lay, the Frying
Dutchman was last seen being clapped on the back by lame-duck president Lordie Blankstein as pair walked
from Ubyssey office to booze-up in president's private chambers.
Food prices up 25 % if no  subsidy
Food services prices are expected to rise 25 per cent by this
time next year if there is no administration subsidy, food services
director Robert Bailey said
Bailey raised the possibility of
such a subsidy as something the
university's presidential committee on food services might
recommend after it meets with
Bailey today.
"I expect that might be one of
their suggestions," he said.
Bailey said in an interview that
there are only two ways to cover
the rising food and labor costs food
services is facing in the coming
months — increased prices or a
subsidy. *
The committee will hear Bailey's
cost predictions today. Any subsidy recommendation would be
passed on to the board of governors
to decide.
The committee, whose members
are appointed by administration
president Walter Gage and include
one student, oversees food services
Bailey said he expects the
greatest cost increase to come
from labor. "The rates that we are
anticipating as far as the union is
concerned —it's just exorbitant,"
he said.
The administration's contract
with members of local 116 of the
Canadian Union of Public Employees expires March 31. The two
sides were negotiating Wednesday.
Bailey said he expects food costs
to rise by about 20 per cent in the
next year, which would be
reflected in retail prices as about a
10 per cent increase.
The remaining 15 per cent would
mainly cover labor, with minor
supply costs thrown in, he said.
"We're probably taking in the
neighborhood of 25 per cent when it
all nets out," he said.
Food services currently matches
its prices to what Bailey considers
"the competition" — McDonald's,
the Texan and other west-side fast-
food outlets.
Bailey said that if there is no
subsidy of food prices, food services will still attempt to keep its
prices in line with this competition.
However, he said union wage and
benefit increases are outstripping
increases the competition gives its
non-union staff and prices here
could go higher.
-The recent increase in food
services' price on milk follows
increases at McDonald's and the
Texan, Bailey said.
An eight-ounce glass of milk now
costs 25 cents, up from 20 cents,
while the cost of the 16-ounce size
rose to 45 cents from 35 cents.
Bailey said that since food
services' milk price last went up in
September there have been three
increases in the wholesale cost due
to the gradual removal of the
federal government's milk subsidy.
"We had been watching the
competition very closely to see
what they would do," he said. "It
wasn't until two weeks ago that
they raised their prices."
The increase was approved by
the presidential committee, he
said. Page 2
Thursday, February 6, 1975
Rohringer denies new
"black-mark" res system
From page 1
stays and who gets the boot," said
"They want us to decide who is,
quote, responsible.
"So we keep notes on everyone
with their tacit approval and make
that decision."
Rohringer confirmed dons are
"asked to make recommendations
on transfers on the basis of their
student's contribution to the
academic and social life of the
But he claimed dons are not
encouraged to keep notes on
students in residence.
"I don't know if they keep notes
on people," he said. "The system
has been like this for at least 15
He said dons were not ordered to
keep more detailed records and
said a new "black-mark" system
will not be instituted.
"Where did you get this garbage?" he said.
Rohringer also said quiet houses
will probably be instituted next
year because of demands for less
noisy study areas.
"We have made the proposal for
two houses for men and two for
women," he said. "It would be
quiet from 10p.m. to7:30 a.m. and
all hi-fis would have to be played
with earphones."
Totem Park residence has six
He said the housing office has
asked for a counter-proposal from
the student residence council but
so far has received no reply.
"What is finally done depends on
a number of things," he said.
He also confirmed a new
business manager will be appointed because of a shuffle in the
housing department hierarchy.
But he denied any closer connection would be established
between dons and the housing
"There's been no change in the
system here since World War
Two," he said.
Dons contacted later agreed the
system has previously run much as
it did 30 years ago. But they said
the alleged new rules would be "a
step backward."
Dons were not identified because
all feared reprisal from the
housing department if their names
were used. Most confirmed the
existence of a Tuesday meeting,
although all but one said their
information came second-hand
from others who had attended.
Most said they are unhappy with
the new rules, saying these appear
"too repressive."
But most also agreed residence
students have lately been "getting
out of hand."
"There's been a lot of hanky-
Committee to report on
open BOG meets by April
The board of governors Tuesday
struck a committee to investigate
opening board meetings to the
Board member George Hermanson said the committee will
report back to the board in April on
the "feasibility (of open meetings)
and how it should be implemented."
It was the first meeting of the
newly-reconstituted 15-member
board which now includes two
student members. The open
meeting decision was prompted by
a motion from student member
Svend Robinson.
Hermanson said the board also
received the 13 per cent salary
increase request of the Faculty
Association. The request will be
studied in detail by the board's
staff committee.
There was no stated deadline for
the  committee   to   report   back,
Hermanson said, although the
faculty's contract year runs out
June 30.
Hermanson said he feels the new
board is "much more activist"
than the old one. "People are
really having a sense of taking an
active role in the university," he
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"When there's such a line-up for
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"Rohringer especially hates the
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Page 3
Sexism plagues Soviet women
Women comprise 50 per cent of
the labor force in the Soviet Union
More than 82 per cent of Soviet
women between the ages of 16 and
64 either work or study.
And 85 per cent of Soviet doctors
and paramedics are women.
But Soviet society is still a
society in which women are continually discriminated against,
political scientist Helen Desfosses
said Wednesday.
"I found it very discouraging to
investigate Soviet society,"
Desfosses, from Harvard
University's Russian research
centre, told about 40 students in a
women's studies class.
"Industrialization, or the extensive employment of women,
does not by itself bring about
equality," Desfosses said.  "The
distribution of men and women in
the labor force falls in many cases
according to sex.
"The traditional conceptions of
which jobs belong to men and
which jobs belong to women have
remained," she said.
"There is a tremendous
disproportion of women teachers in
the USSR."
And though women comprise 85
per   cent   of   all   doctors   and
paramedics in the Soviet Union,
only 15 per cent of surgeons and
hospital administrators are
women, she said.
"In the Soviet Union the medical
profession is a relatively low
prestige occupation. Doctors in
Europe generally do not loom like
gods on the horizon like they do in
the U.S.," Desfosses said.
About half of Soviet collective
farm workers are women,
Desfosses said, but only 1.7 per
cent of collective farm chairpersons are women.
"And 90 per cent of the unskilled
labor force in the Soviet Union is
women," she said.
Women traditionally work at
jobs with low levels of authority
and prestige, Desfosses said.
She said women make up 44 per
cent of all Soviet university
students. "But despite educational
backgrounds roughly equivalent to
those of men, women are excluded
from positions of authority," she
"What motivated women to
enter the labor force in such droves
was sheer economic necessity,"
Desfosses said. "Work is
associated not with fulfilling
yourself but with economic need.
"The average Soviet family of
four needs 206 rubles (about $280)
per month to survive at a
minimum comfort level. The
average wage in the Soviet Union
is 103 rubles per month," said
"The average Soviet family
must have two wage earners in
order to survive. This is a matter of
making ends meet," she said.
"There is a tremendous amount
of propaganda in the Soviet Union
about everything," Desfosses said.
"It costs very little money.
"The propaganda about working
women in the USSR is always
geared toward women," she said.
See page 8: WORK
Literacy a problem
of money — teachers
—kini mcdonald photo
PARKING LOT VETERAN Anatole Mercury Kamimiroff, 73, has kept watch on cars in SUB lot since
building was built. Before his eight years with UBC traffic department, Kamimiroff was, among other things,
a banker in pre-revolutionary China. Though he has money and property here, he says, "I like to work."
Vancouver schools need more
money to increase staff and reduce
class size if students' grasp of
English grammar is to be increased, Linda Wilson, B.C.
Teacher's Federation spokesman,
said Wednesday.
Wilson said she will be asking for
the money in a joint presentation
with the Vancouver school board
and Vancouver school administrators to education minister
Eileen Dailly, today in Victoria.
In a telephone interview Wilson
said that Dailly said one week ago
no more money would go to Vancouver schools. Wilson said she is
concerned about serious
educational problems remaining,
despite recent positive provincial
Wilson said the chief problem is
the need for increased staff to
reduce by half the current pupil-
teacher ratio.
The current situation means
students do not get enough writing
assigned. Although teachers would
like to assign more writing, they
haven't the time needed to mark it,
said Wilson, Vancouver Teacher's
Association president.
Vancouver has the "enviable"
position of the highest pupil-
teacher ratio in B.C. and all of
Canada except Newfoundland,
Wilson said.
In Vancouver schools, 2,000 new
immigrants have been identified
who have virtually no grasp of the
English language, she said.
Vancouver also has the highest
concentration of socio-economic
problems, including children from
single-parent families and
delinquents in B.C., and needs
more staff to give proper attention
to the children concerned.
Massive spending cutbacks were
instituted in Vancouver schools
during the late '60s and "we are
now reaping the benefits of that
penurious government," Wilson
Wilson said no simple solution
exists to the problem of English
literacy at the university level.
The "open-door" policy to high-
school students entering university
should be re-examined and entrance requirements made more
stringent, she said.
At one time, high schools totally
emphasized university
preparation, Wilson said. But since
only 20 per cent of students
eventually go on to university, this
policy was reversed.
"This is not altogether a good
thing," Wilson said.
"There may have been too much
change too quickly and we may
have lost something in the
canned laughter
by alan doree-
The World Humor Association game
between Joe Brazier's Vancouver Embers
and the Toronto Toros at the Pacific
Mausoleum Sunday attracted Chatelaine's
leading hockey critic Vaughn Plantar.
Plantar, whose collection of hockey player
bubble gum cards makes him a hockey
expert and one of the most boring people
alive, was unimpressed with the game and
plans to give it a poor review in his next
Chatelaine article Chicken Casserole And
The Slapshot: why they have nothing in
"I'm going to pan this game and urge
people not to come see it. I hope it has a
short run.
"You call this a hockey game? I've seen
stiffer cheques handed out in a bank. I've
seen better passing on the highway.
"For these guys going in deep to
forecheck means coming out of their own
goal crease.
"The Toros certainly live up to their
namesake the lawnmower, their blades only
go in circles.
"These guys do so little skating they don't
need a zamboni to clean the ice between
"Of course, I guess they don't want to put
too much wear and tear on the .puck since
it's the only one the league has and they
have to send it down to Cleveland for the
other game being played tonight. That's the
trouble with having only one puck — you
can't play more than two games a night.
However, I hear they plan to economize by
allowing four teams to play two games at
the same time in the same rink with the
same puck."
"I take it you disagree with the local
sports columnists who described the contest
as a 'fine hustling game'?"
"Oh no, it was a fine, hustling game
alright, a fine hustling game of cribbage. As
a matter of fact, it was the fine hustling
game of cribbage Blazers' goalie Don
'Smokeless' McLeod played with Toro
forward Frank Mahavealeech all night that
kept him awake."
"What do you think of some of the WHA
"I think Toro's coach Bobby Lekook will
probably show up at Scotty Blowman's door
next week asking if he can exchange Frank
Mahavealeech for a cup of sugar.
"The officials aren't much either, I notice
they dress the ref in red and white stripes so
he can sell soft drinks in the stands when the
play gets a little slow. He spent 2-1/2 periods
there Sunday, then the players were actually entertaining for a while but they soon
got over it.
'T asked the linesman about the hardest
call they had to make and they both agreed
it was the phlegm-flecked ferry gull.
"At one point Mahavealeech shot the puck
into the crowd on a two on one break to his
dressing room and they played for another
five minutes before anyone noticed.
"Mahavealeech, of course, was immediately given a six-month penalty for
speeding up the game.
"Later on Saul Henderson received a
career suspension for actually taking a shot
at the goal. The fact he used a .22 was
considered immaterial. The goalie made a
great chest stop, he'll never make another
like it."
"Wasn't there anything about the game
you liked?"
"Well, there was a fine series of end to end
icings late in the third period which brought
the fans to the edge of their seats, mainly
because they were getting ready to leave.
"Blazer goalie Don McLeod made a nice
stop in the second period, skating halfway to
the bench then coming to a sudden halt.
"I also like Mahavealeech's excuse for
failing to score from close in during the
second period. He said the heavy rainfall
made the puck slippery. He also threw a
nice pass up to Henderson at the red line and
Henderson made a fine one-handed catch
then galloped 20 yards into the Vancouver
net, but they tell me that doesn't count, even
in this league.
"Vaclav Mancanheski was also impressive during the slow action when he
asked Lekook if he could have the third
period off to go visit his family in Prague.
Mancanheski's excuse was that he hadn't
seen them since the first period. He sat out
the second period because his toes were
"Even more impressive is the goal judge
system which, in the WHA, was inspired by
the Strategic Air Command. When the game
starts the goal judge is sent to the coffee
shop across the street where he is on green
"When attacking forwards cross his blue
line a signal buzzer puts him on yellow alert
and calls him to the coffee shop in the rink.
"When an attacking forward shoots,
another signal buzzer puts him on red alert
and calls him to the goal judge cage. He has
two minutes and thirty seconds to get there
in time to watch the shot arrive at the goal
and usuallly makes it.
"If he doesn't, the attacking player has to
shoot over again. Unfortunately, the league
can't afford electricity and when a goal is
scored the judge has to hold up a red light
bulb." Page 4
Thursday, February 6, 1975
Workers deserve support
The strike at radio station CKLG
is a significant one for the
broadcasting industry and one in
which UBC students can play an
important role.
'LG workers — including the ad
copywriters, engineers and some boss
jocks — are currently out on strike
for their first contract, although an
injunction has allowed management
Yankee Doodle donuts
An embarrassing time was had by
all about three weeks ago on MLA
day, when members of Mussoc burst
through the door alleging that they
were, collectively one assumes, A
Yankee Doodle Dandy.
They then proceeded to salute the
flag (not ours) and carry on other
motions from their current musical
George M!
Now whether they did it well or
badly is a moot point. The fact was
that the group was performing, and
is performing publicly until Saturday
at War Memorial Gym, a musical
lauding that super-American patriot
George Cohan.
It's unfortunately all too
indicative of the American
domination of Canadian culture that
this was decided on without fuss,
performed with unthinking
enthusiasm and finally supported by
the downtown press.
We of course see instances of this
domination every day. Our
bookshelves are filled with the work
of American authors, our stores with
American fashions and fads and our
televisions merrily broadcast the
blatherings of dozens of fictional
American cops and tales of the
American political scene.
And whose interest is that in? We
ask pointedly. Why, the Americans,
we assert.
It's mighty handy to have a
Goode Neighbor to the North like
Canada to supply the Americans
with raw resources and buy back the
finished products at a fantastic profit
to the southerners.
Hence the fashions in everything
from skirts to cars which are
repeated here.
Of course, to make sure the Good
Neighbors want to repeat the fads,
it's necessary to create the need the
American manufacturers are best
able to supply. Therefore, it's also in
their interests to export their culture
to  Canada  or Korea.
It's far easier to flood the
Canadian market, of course, because
of the proximity of the two
countries and because Canada is not
an old established country with an
old established culture and national
economic control.
But an embryo sort of Canadian
culture is starting to be established.
We have Canadian writers and
painters and singers starting their
own tentative rendering of the
country into artistic symbolic forms.
So perhaps when Mussoc v»as
choosing what to perform, they
could have taken these factors into
consideration and looked for the
work of a modern Canadian
musical-dramatist. George Ryga has
written The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, for
instance. And there are others. But if
none suitable could be found, surely
Mussoc could commission one
especially, perhaps with the aid of
Canada Council grants.
The university should not be a
place where people unthinkingly
parrot American fads and culture.
to cross the picket lines and keep the
radio station operating.
The strike is significant because if
the workers win they will get not
only their first contract, but the first
union contract of any Canadian
private radio station.
Private broadcasting stations have
always been notorious for two things
— the shitty way they treat their
workers and the way current
organization allows the management
to control the type of music, the
patter and the slant of the news to
hit the airwaves.
Obviously, unionization for these
workers will help solve the first of
these problems right off. With union
protection, they will no longer be
subject to poor pay, shaky job
security and limited holiday and
overtime benefits.
The second problem is one that
obviously can't be solved so easily.
The style of "picking the hits" from
the central Moffat broadcasting
office and of keeping the patter
nonsensical and non-political is not
going to be given up by management
in one contract.
But the formation of a union
allows the start of a worker voice in
running the station, which would
make it ' more a part of the
community listening to it rather than
a branch of a "culture" office back
_  And that's important in the long
range of things.
Students can help workers get
their contract and their job security
(even if they're not interested in
carrying their support farther to
include eventual worker say in
decision-making through a union)
because it's the 18-24 year age
bracket we belong that 'LG is most
interested in hitting.
To a greater extent than our
teenybopping younger brothers and
sisters, we have a good bit of money
to throw around, which makes us
attractive to the advertisers.
Therefore, they advertise on 'LG.
But, if we were to start
boycotting not only 'LG but its
major advertisers —including Eaton's,
The Bay, Union Jacks and Jeans and
more listed elsewhere — then those
people would think twice, thrice and
then some more about advertising on
That would put economic
pressure on the station and make it
get back to the bargaining table with
the union.
And that would get them their
first contract. And the chance of
getting better music and more
intelligent commentary on the air.
(Donny Osmond?)
So people should boycott major
'LG advertisers and listen instead to
CFUN during ratings week.
The workers there deserve our
One of the many things that have
disturbed me during my four years
at UBC is the generally poor
quality of teaching. Is it fair to
sweat all summer long to pay
tuition fees for the privilege of
sitting in the classes of professors
totally incapable of communicating their vast knowledge?
Is it fair to the taxpayers who must
also pay their salaries?
Why must professors who are
brilliant researchers yet rotten
teachers be forced to torture
students in the classroom? Why
must a professor who is an excellent teacher be limited to one or
two courses per term and be
pressured to publish his research?
Why is it that teachers in all
public elementary and secondary
schools must have four or five
years of training to become
teachers while the people teaching
at UBC have no such training?
To me this seems like an inefficient system. Why then, do the
upper echelons of the administration (who presumably are
in the upper strata of intelligence)
perpetrate this system?
Most students are aware of this
problem. Students by themselves
are almost helpless to do anything
meaningful about it. The outside
community and the media should
be made aware of the problem as
their pressure could be influential.
Tours by the B.C. Universities
Council through fancy labs show
the public  little.   An   eye-opener
would  be   to   have   the   council
members sit through a class and
try to understand a professor who
can barely speak English. I doubt
that many would walk out saying
that they have seen "nothing new."
Michael Stamhuis
civils 3
AMS foolish
In a recent letter to The Ubyssey,
Geoff Bevan-Pritchard criticized
the student body for repeated
inadequacy in choosing Alma
Mater Society leadership.
He is right.
All of the AMS administrations
I've seen may well have been
picked out of a hat. During my few
years at the university, I've seen a
number of regimes — all the way
from the hippy-dippy Human
Government to the present reign of
Gordon (Blackie) Blankstein.
Also as students it was suggested
that we look to a new style and
rediscover meaningul student life.
I believe this man is really on to
something, but because he believes
it can work he should be considered
However it is obvious that he and
thousands of other students have
been misled. I find it totally
ridiculous that some students
believe they can instate an effective AMS government.
These students are probably the
same foolish minority that turn out
to the polls.
I'm sorry to say that I was once
one of those delusioned idealists.
Never will I cast a ballot at one of
those joke elections again.
Suppose by some fluke that the
leadership of next year's AMS was
in fact good, this executive council
FEBRUARY 6, 1975
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the AMS
or the university administration. Member, Canadian University
Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly commentary
and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are located in room
241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; advertising,
228-3977. Editor: Lesley Krueger
"You're all just a big ugly mess of bacteria," dictatorial germ Doug
Rushton yelled. "And what's more I never liked yogurt anyway." The
quivering mass looked at him in disbelief. "How could you say such a
thing?" asked Barry Jensen. "Yeah, I mean you're one of us," said Little
Gary Coull defensively. Sheila Bannerman just sighed in pain. Alan Doree
sank deeper into his bacteria-styled paisley boxer shorts. And Berton
Woodward and Kini McDonald kept sending electrical signals to the next
yogurt colony.
"Do you think I'm kidding?" screamed Rushton. "No," Chris Galnor
replied, "I think you've been infected by a bad germ." "Where I come
from everybody loves yogurt," said Debbie Barron. "And my only friends
are bacteria," said Ralph Maurer. "I think you'd better think about this
more carefully," said Ross Harvey. "Nah, he's trying to disrupt the colony
by curdling us all," Marise Savaria shouted angrily. "Yeah, he's making
things go sour for all of us," added Mike MacLeod. "He's just yearning to
leave for an alcoholic bunch of yogurt germs."
Poor Lesley Krueger just sat in a corner and snivelled. "But I always
thought we were the best yogurt  colony west of Blanca," she sobbed.
would remain the farce that it has
always been for the simple reason
that this particular level of
government is ineffective.
The AMS is no more than an
illusion in the minds of those that
need to play the political game.
To prove this point, randomly
select a few students on the day of
the election and ask them if they
can state just a couple of the major
issues involved. Chances are
strong that not one of them will
have a club.
The only benefit that I can see in
the AMS is the personal gain that
the executive receives when it
comes time for them to apply for
"administrative positions" in the
real world.
For these reasons ana many
more I preserve my personal pride
by denouncing this mock government.
Bevan-Pritchard's view and
mine differ only in that he believes
there is a chance for the AMS.
But let me repeat — man, you
are beating a dead horse.
Granted, every large population
of people does need some form of
token governmenKbut anyone can
bring concerts to War Memorial
gym). However, it is foolish to
believe the AMS can be described
as something as great as you've
described it.
Please wake up.
Steve Formosa
science 4 Thursday, February 6, 1975
Page 5
There can be fewer more worthwhile activities for a university
newspaper to encourage than an
informed debate on language. This
is especially true at the present
time, when every student entering
UBC is likely to be affected by a
demand for higher standards of
writing ability.
For this reason I have decided to
run the risk of looking childish by
attempting to get in the last word,
and to respond to professor Robert
Jordan's remarks printed in The
Ubyssey of Jan. 20.
My problem is in deciding if it
can indeed be said that Jordan is
informed. He disclaims that his
knowledge of "grammar" has
anything to do with the issue at
hand, which is the so-called
"illiteracy" of students.
But any time that the head of an
influencial university department
raises claims that 40 per cent of
freshmen students are illiterate,
and urges a return to the teaching
of formal grammar, then we have
a right to examine his remarks for
evidence which would show that he
knows what he is talking about.
If the English department, as
represented by Jordan, harbors
inaccurate ideas about how
language is, in fact, used, then
their "remedial" measures to
improve student writing are likely
to lack validity, as well as effectiveness.
I undertook, in my first letter, to
suggest that Jordan's remarks
indicated a confused understanding of the way in which
language and language learning,
operate. His latest comments give
me no reason to change my mind.
In responding to my first letter
Jordan said: "Fairlie (sic) seems
to hold a contrary view, insisting
as he does that children 'internalize' grammar by the age of
eight, after which time their
linguistic skills, presumably,
either cannot or should not be
affected by education."
Let me state my point quite
clearly. There is a world of difference between grammatical
competence and linguistic skills.
Grammar and linguistics are
different things. Grammar I
defined in my original letter
(Jordan has yet to define what he
means by this term), and made the
quite evident point that in order to
speak understandably we must
have learned, at a very early age, a
complex compendium of grammatical knowledge which allows us
to know, for example, which word
follows which in the hundreds of
English sentences that we speak
each week.
But I did not say that linguistic
learning stops at age eight, and
such a reading of my remarks
could only be made by one who did
not himself discriminate between
these terms.
Moreover, I acknowledged that
interesting, and I will now add,
necessary, things can be done with
semantics or usage in teaching.
What I deny is that systematic
grammar instruction will lead to
improved student writing.
I too would wish students to
become "effective" and "precise"
users of language, make no
mistake. I am concerned because
so often students appear to have so
little to say in their writing. Often it
appears puerile and vague.
But how does the English
department intend to improve this
standard of composition which
they deplore?
Jordan has not yet volunteered
any suggestions as to how this task
is to be accomplished. He merely
offers a humanistic justification
for the teaching of the whole, vast
field of language (which can be
justified on any one of a number of
grounds, and probably on better
ones than Jordan offers), while
sidestepping the issue of how skill
in the use of language is to be
taught in an informed and humane
He offers no justification for the
teaching of grammar as such, nor
does he respond to my charge,
which I will reiterate, that study
after study has shown that the
systematic teaching of grammar
does nothing to produce more
effective student writing.
I. A. Richards has pointed out as
clearly an anyone why this is so:
"Learning how to describe a
language (which is the function of
grammatical knowledge) is not at
all the same as learning how to use
"■"•jL^ 'tRc   s-x
it with power and discernment."
The English department has not
outlined their program for
"remedial" composition.
But if the tenor of Jordan's
remarks concerning "good" or
"proper" grammar indicates the
direction in which they are leaning,
then now is the time to repudiate
once and for all concepts of
language study based on
prescriptive rules.
For such rules are often not
based on the language as it is used;
many in fact were invented by
high-handed 16th and 17th century
"grammarians" who based their
principles on Latin constrictions.
Usage rules also fail to
acknowledge the dynamicism of
the language, the simple fact that
English is always changing. We
would think it odd if people wrote in
the style of Johnson or Dryden
What is needed on the part of
students is a sense of the many
different ways in which language is
used and a sensitivity to forms of
usage which are appropriate in
different circumstances. This
objective demands a flexible approach to the teaching of language.
For English is undergoing
tremendous changes at the
moment (the influence of the
media alone is prodigious), and it
is absurd to expect students to
abide by rules which have no
correspondence to the language as
it is used.
The entire notion of "Standard
English," another ambiguous term
invoked by Jordan, is the subject of
vigorous disagreement among
Problems of language teaching
are compounded in our time
because English usage and
vocabulary are changing so
rapidly. In such a time what is
needed is a thorough understanding of the ways in»which
language both works and evolves.
The question is not if the study of
language is indeed a humanistic
Obviously, it is.
The question is not if there is
.work to be done. Again, there is.
But the point is, what kind of work
will it be?
The English department has a
clear responsibility to promote an
intelligent understanding of a
complex subject. They have not yet
clarified how the language
teaching of the present is failing,
but they appear, nonetheless, to be
opting for a return to outdated
methods, supported by a public
which is largely ignorant of ail the
knowledge linguistics has provided
for us during the past 100 years.
Bruce Fairley,       education 5
After seeing the picture of Alma
Mater Society president Gord
Blankstein blaspheming against
our Lord Jesus Christ I had mixed
One was pity for someone that
has to stoop so low to satisfy his
craving for attention.
A second was shame for having,
at our university, a person taking
responsibility for leading the
student body, and at the same time
showing no respect for a great
number of Christian students who
sincerely love and follow Jesus
A third was anger, however the
Bible tells us not to judge, for that
is left to Jesus Christ alone. We can
however pray for Gord Blankstein
so that he may change his ways
and be forgiven; something we
sincerely hope for. In the meantime:
Be gracious to us, 0 LORD, be
gracious to us;
For we are greatly filled with
Our soul is greatly filled
With the scoffing of those who are
at ease,
And  with  the  contempt  of  the
Gerry Kent
arts 2
This is the last letter about
Blankstein's alleged blasphemy
The Ubyssey will be printing.
And, by the way all you
Christians out there, your
priorities are showing.
You have all spent a great deal of
time being indignant about a
flippant remark made by
Blankstein, yet none of you have
concerned yourself with the rather
inhuman treatment he had to go
After all, the man was stripped
almost naked, thrown in the
library pond and hung on a cross
for 30 minutes in 30-degree
weather, yet not one of you alleged
religious saints commented on this
with any degree of sympathy.
Peace-lo. Tell us all about it. —
I just walked over to the polling
booth in SUB. The conversation
with the "person in charge" was as
follows. (PIC is person in charge;
to be read in a high-pitched English
accent, and M is myself).
M. Can I vote?
PIC. Could you get me that chair
from.over there please? (Pointing
to a chair across at the other part
of SUB).
M. Huh?
PIC: Could you get me that
M. Why can't you get it?
PIC: Listen we (referring to
himself and a quiet friend) can't
leave this area so could you go over
and get it?
M. Like hell.
PIC. Oh, go and fuck off.
So I returned the compliment
and left without voting. I must
have missed the small print which
stated that when you vote, expect
to set up the polling booth.
A. C. Birch
science 4
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Are Asked To Attend a General Meeting
at 12:30, Feb. 7, 1975 in SUB Theatre
Topics To Be Discussed Include:
i    Graduation Procedures
ii  Social Events
iii Gifts to the University
iv Constitutional Revisions
v Any Additional Business
FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 12:30
Thursday, February 6, 1975
Bad wages at U of Reaina
Grad students want union
REGINA (CUP) — Unfair wages
and unequal workloads are causing
From page 1
ficer, 923 to 921 over Tom Manson
of Students' Coalition, but Manson
won the preferential 962 to 956.
David Fuller also led in his race
for secretary, 925 votes to 916 for
Students' Coalition's Ellen Paul,
but lost to Paul in the preferential
balloting, 962 to 951.
Both Fullers have indicated they
will ask for a recount.
Civilization slate candidates
finished third in both those races.
Michael Stamhuis finished behind
David Fuller and'Paul with 563
votes and Gary Peakman was third
behind Manson and Jennifer Fuller
with 578 votes.
Eileen Brown finished first in
voting for ombudsperson, 359 votes
ahead of her nearest competitor,
but that election may be delcared
void because the second-place
finisher, William White, apparently does not exist and according to engineering student
Rick Longton, refers to administration bursar William
White denied entering the race or
signing a nomination form.
Returning officer Murray Wynn
said he would have to examine the
nomination papers before a
decision on the election is made.
Theesen, who was elected by the
widest margin in the extremely
close election said there are two
reasons he had won.
"I won because I was the incumbent and because I was in
"Basically, I'm a conservative
kid," he said.
Opponent Heenan agreed that
running against the incumbent was
tough, but blamed other factors for
his defeat.
"Arts and commerce didn't back
us (Students' Coalition) as strongly
as expected, but the only reason I
lost is because the engineers (the
Civilization slate) split the vote,"
he said.
"Phys ed came through,
though," he said. All Students'
Coalition candidates won the
balloting in the War Memorial gym
by more than 100 votes.
Moore blamed the low voter
turnout on the fact that "most
students don't give a damn."
"Rapid changes have to be
brought in by the new executive or
the whole situation goes down the
drain," he said.
Van der Kamp expressed joy at
the results.
"Finally someone's been able to
beat Students' Coalition," he said.
"I'm really glad students have
voted in a leftist slate for once.
Student Unity put up a good battle
and came up with concrete
Van der Kamp expressed
disappointment that Jennifer and
David Fuller were not elected, but
said he hopes the recount will
change that.
Rodney Cox, who lost as coordinator to Lynne Batten, said he
plans to stay on the SUB
management committee if Batten
wants him on and give her all the
help he can.
Batten, who credited support
from women on campus for her
victory, said she does not anticipate any difficulties working
with a split executive.
"I think we'll get along okay with
the other people who got on. We
can work with the people in there,"
she said.
She said voter turnout was as low
as it was (11.8 per cent of the
students on campus voted)
"because UBC students aren't
She joined van der Kamp in
expressing regret that the Fullers
were not elected. "They've put a
lot of work in the campaign."
University of Regina graduate
students to ask the Saskatchewan
Labor Council for union certification.
Union organizers said the
sessional lecturers, graduate
teacher assistants, and student
assistants who are asking for the
union have not received a pay
increase in six years. In that same
period many faculty members'
wages have doubled or tripled.
Teacher assistants and sessional
lecturers currently receive $1,300
and $1,675 per semester.
Organizers maintain these wages
are half that of the recognized
class instructors but the responsibilities of the class are often
According to one organizer,
other part-time students such as
seminar leaders, who are paid by
the hour, lose because they are not
paid for the hours of preparation
which often take more time than
the actual class.
Union organizers also said the
lack of a formal grievance board is
a major factor in seeking union
status. The lack of a formal
grievance mechanism has
discouraged numerous students in
the past from coming forward with
problems but a union could change
this, said organizers.
Organizers are confident of
having the required number of
signed members for certification
(50 per cent of potential members
plus one) even though the board of
governors is apparently juggling
the number of potential members.
Full professors, tenured professors
and no less than an assistant dean
have been put on the potential
member list by the administration.
Barry Kirkham
National Vice-Chairman of the
Committee for an Independent Canada
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Page 7
New lights in cafeteria for
those eating with eyes
An anonymous donor will pick up
the tab for a renovation of lighting
fixtures in the SUB cafeteria, food
services director Robert Bailey
said Wednesday.
The unusual donation will cover
the cost of increasing the intensity
of light in the cafeteria serving
area and providing spotlights for
some food items, Bailey said.
"The primary reason (for the
new lighting) is that people eat
with their eyes, not only their
stomachs," he said.
Bailey would not name the
donor. He would only say the man
is a retired businessman and a
graduate of UBC who did not think
much of the esthetics of the serving
Bailey said he approached the
administration for funds for the
renovation because food services
could not afford it. Officials
directed him to the donor as
someone who might be willing to
cover the cost, and the man
The cost of the renovation is still
being studied, Bailey said.
Food services has also asked
physical plant to name a consultant to recommend ways to add
colour to the cafeteria decor and
improve the acoustics.
With the tile floor and other hard
surfaces, "the sound bounces
around like crazy," Bailey said.
The consultant will be retained
only if funds can be found to cover
the cost of the improvements,
Bailey said.
On another matter, Bailey said
food services has not bought any
grapes from anywhere since October.
He was denying a statement
made at last Thursday's Alma
Mater Society council meeting
declaring that UBC is one of the
largest institutional customers for
grapes in B.C. Council was
debating whether to support the
boycott of California grapes and
subsequently did.
But Bailey said food services has
bought a relatively minor amount
Carleton profs to unionize
OTTAWA (CUP) — Carleton
University professors have voted
overwhelmingly in favor of holding
a referendum before Feb. 15 on
constitutional changes that would
make the Carleton University
Academic Staff Association the
bargaining agent for teachers.
The teachers voted 114-1, Jan. 30
at the end of a two-day study
session in which they boycotted
classes to protest recent Ontario
government' financing announcements and to study the
possibility of unionizing.
At least two thirds of the 600
faculty members on campus must
' approve the constitutional changes
before they become valid.
Faculty leaders are fairly
confident the referendum will be
successful but even if this method
fails other unionization routes are
If the vote is less than 66 per cent
but more than 35 per cent, union
organizers will be able to launch a
membership drive, said staff
association president Jill Vickers.
By obtaining signed membership
cards from 35 per cent of faculty
members, a union separate from
the faculty association could force
a certification vote administered
by the Ontario Labor Relations
If the referendum is successful
the association executive will take
immediate steps towards certification, said Vickers.
Faculty have rejected the option
favored by University of Ottawa
professors in a similar vote this
week, to seek voluntary
recognition at Carleton would be a
waste ot time said Vickers since
the staff association has already
been told informally by the board
of governors that it will not be
granted without a struggle.
If the Carleton faculty unionize
they will become the first
unionized faculty association in
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noon, Monday, February 17. For full information
contact the Returning Officer, 228-3313.
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of grapes in the past year, and he
believed they were all Chilean
In October, food services used
only 8-1/2 pounds of grapes, and in
September two pounds, as
decoration for residence salad and
fruit plates, he said.
During summer conventions the
amount was higher — 224 pounds in
Augu st — but these were Chilean
grapes, he said.
Bailey said he has had numerous
letters from students supporting
the boycott and food services
decided not to buy grapes "mostly
because we didn't want to get into a
Asked about a statement by food
services dietician Mary Stovell in a
response on the SUB cafeteria
suggestion board that food services
would buy grapes if "the price Is
right," Bailey said "I don't think
we would buy them because we
don't want to get into a controversy."
However, Bailey said that on
principle he thinks it is up to
students not to buy grapes if they
are offered, and thus force food
services to stop selling for lack of a
12:30-2:30 P.M.
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Chief of Correspondents and Assistant News Editor (Maariv)
Currently Director Zionist Information Centre of the
Canadian Zionist Federation
Dr. Sc. Law, Attorney at Law, Yale University
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University
1974-75 Visiting Senior Fellow and Lecturer, School of Law,
Yale University, New Haven, U.S.A.
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Thursday, February 6, 1975
Soviet men no help in home
Work two-fold for women
From page 3
Common slogans include: "It's
your patriotic duty to stay in the
labor force," and "Stay in the
labor force or your child will not
respect you."
However, Desfosses said there is
no propaganda urging men to help
their wives, or do half the
"The Soviet husband has shown
little willingness to help his wife at
home," Desfosses said. A recent
study taken in cosmopolitan
Leningrad shows 81 per cent of
women do all necessary housework.
, Desfosses said Soviet women's
chances for job advancement are
limited because they are
responsible for maintaining the
home and caring for children as
well as a career.
"Housework uses up the bulk of
women's free time in the USSR,"
she said. And between 30 and 50 per
cent of housework time is spent
standing in lineups, she added.
"Shopping in the Soviet Union is
very European," Desfosses said.
She said there are no supermarkets, but many small stores
specializing in a single type of food.
"Only 11 per cent of Soviet
families have refrigerators. In
the absence of a fridge you have to
shop every day and stand in queues
every day," Desfosses said.
Between 30 and 50 per cent of
housework time is spent standing
in lineups for as much as four
hours in a day, she said.
However, women no longer are
willing to fulfill all the responsibilities of motherhood, wifehood
and a career, Desfosses said.
"Women are beginning to opt out
of one or two roles with increasing
frequency," she said. Generally
the first to go is the motherhood
"The number of abortions in the
or removal
for hacks
Student councillors at the
University of Prince Edward
Island have gotten the message
that they must attend student
council meetings on a regular basis
in order to hold their seats.
Four councillors, including vice-
president Marilyn MacPherson,
were impeached Feb. 2 for
irregular attendance, as the union
constitution was finally enforced.
The constitution states that "any
council member who misses any
three consecutive council meetings
. or any four council meetings shall
be immediately impeached and a
date of by-election shall be set."
The constitution has been in
effect for the last three years of the
UPEI union's six-year life, but this
clause has never before been enforced, even though it provides for
automatic impeachment.
The impeachment of the four
councillors almost precipitates the
departure of a fifth. As comptroller
Ted Crocket, a close friend of
MacPherson's said he would quit
because he "didn't believe in the
organization anymore."
He then, in effect, asked for a
vote of confidence by asking the
council to vote on whether or not to
accept his resignation. However,
the council declined with most
members saying it was Crockett's
decision to resign if he wanted to.
Crockett then said he would hold
off on his decision to resign and
announce his plans within a week.
The next general election for the
21-member council is coming up in
two weeks' time. But the new
council does not take office until
May so the impeached councillors
still had three months left in their
terms. It is not known how many of
them plan to seek re-election.
Soviet Union is about 7.5 million
per year, which is 80 per cent
higher than the number of live
births," she said.
"Abortion is the most commonly
used form of birth control," she
said. "An abortion costs about five
dollars and is as accepted there as
the pill is in North America.
Women having 14 abortions in a
fertility period are not unheard
The birth control pill is
unavailable in the USSR and the
intrauterine device is extremely
rare, Desfosses said.
Recently the government has
become worried about the falling
Soviet birth rate and has initiated
propaganda urging women to have
more children, she said.
But if the government wants to
increase the declining birth rate it
has to make it economically
possible for women to have more
children, she said.
Desfosses said it costs about 50
rubles per month to raise a child at
the minimum comfort level.
"The correlation between
poverty and having children is
inescapable in the Soviet Union,"
she said. "About 85 per cent of
Soviet families have only one or
two children. You do not, for
economic reasons, have an extra
Childcare facilities are also
limited, she said. "Half of the
urban children and 30 per cent of
rural children can be accommodated in day-care centres,"
she said.
When families have neither a
grandmother at home to look after
children nor extended school
programs to supervise them, they
must leave their children unattended, Desfosses said. Children
are often given house keys to wear
around their necks and hundreds of
instructions  for  looking  after
"Industrialization    has    not
brought about the equality many
had hoped for," she said.  "The
alternative provided by the Soviet
example is not a very heartening
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CIA probe fox in chicken coop
". . .certain domestic
operations have always been a part of
the CIA's work."
"I accept this assignment from the
President with a deep sense of responsibility
as to the need for public confidence in our
governmental institutions, the vital
necessity of preserving our national
security and the basic concepts of freedom
and human dignity."
—Nelson A. Rockefeller,
commenting on his new duties as head of a
presidential committee investigating CIA
domestic spying.
Presidential "blue ribbon" committees,
set up to investigate any given political
thorn from "racial and student unrest" to
marijuana and pornography, have never
done much to inspire public confidence. But
President Ford's Jan. 5 announcement of an
eight-member committee to investigate the
charges of CIA involvement in domestic
intelligence is beyond belief.
The first indication of a fox in the chicken
coop was the revelation that none other than
newly confirmed vice-president Nelson A.
Rockefeller would head the committee. And
virtually every other member of the group,
from ex-secretary of the treasury, C.
Douglas Dillon  to AFL-CIO secretary
Joseph Land Dirkland, has had some
recognizable contact with the U.S. intelligence community.
Despite this, the White House has persistently argued against all criticism of the
committee. "All of the people have been
checked," said White House press secretary
Ron Nessen. "They would not have been
picked if they had any connection with the
CIA which would hamper them."
As for Rockefeller's nomination to head
the panel, Nessen said that he was chosen
because he is Ford's "highest and closest
adviser in the government" and that
Rockefeller "has some knowledge of how
the CIA operates which would be helpful."
At least two Congressional committees
however, have indicated that they will investigate the CIA's activities regardless of
the President's committee.
The flurry of investigations were spawned
by reports in the New York Times in late
December that the CIA conducted massive
and illegal domestic spying operations
against anti-war and other radicals in the
late '60s and early '70s when Richard Helm
was director of the CIA agency.
Victor Marchetti and John Marks, in their
controversial book "The CIA and the Cult of
Intelligence," report that certain domestic
operations have always been a part of the
CIA's work.
Secretary of state Henry Kissinger and
Gerald Ford are reported to have spent
much time discussing what to do about the
charges against the CIA. According to the
Jan. 6 New York Times, Kissinger, a longtime Rockefeller associate and intimately
connected with CIA activities, pushed for a
"civilian review board" to deal with the
disclosures. Another participant in these
talks was former CIA director Richard
Helms, now ambassador to Iran.
Helms, in previous sworn statements to
the senate foreign relations committee, has
denied that the CIA was involved in
domestic surveillance and counterintelligence activities during the Nixon
Here is a brief survey of the committee
members who will theoretically be investigating Helms, current CIA director
William Colby, Kissinger and others:
Rockefeller has been privy to intelligence
operations as early as 1955. Serving as
special assistant to president Eisenhower in
that year, Rocky set up top-secret seminars
at the Marine Corps School in Quantico,
'The tone of these
guys is, 'If there's
anything wrong blow
'em up'
Virginia to devise cold war tactics and
strategy. One of these led to the "open
skies" proposal allowing unarmed Soviet
and American planes to fly over each
other's territory to check on military
preparations and disarmament.
In addition, Rocky has been a member of
the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) since he was appointed to that body in 1969 by former
president Nixon. "The PFIAB," explains
Marchetti and Marks, "is a group of 11
people who meet several times a year to
evaluate the activities of the intelligence
community and to make recommendations
for needed change.
"The majority of its members have
always been people with close ties to the
Pentagon and defense contractors and it has
consistently pushed for bigger (and more
expensive) intelligence collection systems."
One "highly regarded" CIA alumnus,
quoted in The Washington Post, said of the
Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board,
"These guys are almost without exception
more hawkish than the guys in the agency.
The tone of these guys is, 'If there's
anything wrong, blow 'em up'."
(As of February 1974, fellow members of
the PFIAB were: Dr. William Baker, Bell
Telephone Laboratories vice-president for
research; John Connally, former governor
of Texas and secretary of the navy and
treasury; Leo Cherne, executive director of
the Research Institute of America; Dr. John
Foster, former director of defense department research and engineering; Robert
Galvin, president of Motorola; Gordon
Gray, former assistant to the president for
national security affairs; Dr. Edwin Land,
president of Polaroid; Claire Booth Luce,
former congresswoman and ambassador;
and Dr. Edward Teller, nuclear physicist
and "fatherj' of the hydrogen bomb.)
If being a member of this board were not
enough   to  cast  doubt  on  Rockefeller's
"objectivity," the clincher is his close
relationship, going back many years, with
Henry Kissinger.
"Every major CIA proposal for covert
action," writes Marchetti and Marks,
"including subsidies for foreign political
leaders, political parties, or publications,
interference in elections, major propaganda
activities and para-military operations, still
must be approved by the president's
"The nearly ubiquitous Kissinger chairs
this committee, just as he heads the three
other principle White House panels which
supervise the intelligence community (the
PFIAB, the National Security Council and
the office of management and budget.)
Kissinger's record for telling the truth
about the CIA is hardly exemplary. Just
after the 1973 coup in Chile he denied any
involvement of the CIA in the bloody
military takeover.
However, in September 1974 secret
testimony by CIA director Colby before the
House armed services special subcommittee on intelligence revealed that
Kissinger had personally given the go ahead
for CIA activities in Chile.
Just as it was hard to believe Richard
Nixon when he denied discussing the
Watergate cover-up with his close aides, it's
hard to believe that Rockefeller and
Kissinger have not talked with each other on
intelligence matters.
C. DOUGLAS DILLON — A managing
director of Dillon, Read and Co., investment
bankers, Dillon was under secretary of state
in the Eisenhower administration. Acting in
this position, Dillon let his press officers put
out a report in 1960 that a CIA U-2 spy plane
lost over the Soviet Union was on weather
reconnaissance. And as a Kennedy cabinet
member he took part in planning the "Soviet
missile crisis" of 1962.
According to Marchetti and Marks, Dillon
also chaired off-the-record meetings of the
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former intelligence professionals and others
discussed the CIA's role in foreign policy. At
that meeting, CIA executive Richard M.
Bissell told the group that "if the agency is
to be effective, it will have to make use of
private institutions on an expanding
scale. . . ."
In 1971 Dillon was named chairman of the
board of trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation.
Lemnitzer was chairman of the joint chiefs
of staff when the CIA engineered the Bay of
Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961. According to
accounts of the action, he strongly approved
of the secret invasion. He also served as
Supreme Commander of NATO from 1962-
1969, when he retired.
Lemnitzer once described the Pentagon
Papers in a 1971 newspaper interview as
"nothing but a memorandum written by Joe
Blow in the Pentagon." He called the
release of the papers a "traitorous act on the
part of an individual who didn't know what
he was doing to the security of the U.S."
EDGAR F. SHANNON — Shannon retired
in 1974 as president of the University of
Virginia, a post he held for 15 years. He
might have come to White House attention
because former CIA director James
Schlesinger, now secretary of defense;
served under Shannon during part of his
teaching career there from 1955-1963.
ERWIN N. GRISWOLD — U.S. solicitor
general in the Johnson and Nixon years,
Griswold is currently in private practice in
Washington, During the legal arguments
over the publication of the Pentagon Papers
in 1971 Griswold, as the government's chief
attorney, argued that the articles were a
threat to the president's power in foreign
In March, 1972, he arged in the Supreme
Court that the army's domestic surveillance
of civilians from 1967 to 1970 did not violate
the constitution nor federal laws.
Two days after his appointment to the
committee, it was revealed that Griswold
was under investigation in 1974 for perjury
in his senate and grand jury testimony
relating to illegal campaign contributions
by ITT in exchange for favorable anti-trust
actions by the justice department.
has been secretary-treasurer of the AFL-
CIO since 1969. CIA money is known to
routinely flow into the AFL-CIO. In particular the union's American Institute for
Free Labor Development (AIFLD) has been
a repository for CIA money and activity in
Latin America.
The AIFLD worked hard for instance,
throughout Salvador Allende's three years
as president of Chile giving seminars to
right-wing workers and monetarily supporting right-wing strikes. Since the coup,
AIFLD union activity has been the only kind
allowed by the military junta.
In addition, Kirkland was named last year
to one of the study panels of Rockefeller's
Commission on Critical Choices for
Americans, a group set up by Rocky after he
resigned as governor of New York. Many
people speculated that he intended to use the
organization in a 1976 presidential election
governor of California, Reagan is one of the
country's most well-known conservatives, a
hawk on Vietnam with an extremely hard
line on demonstrators.
JOHN T. CONNOR — Secretary of commerce from 1965 to 1967, Connor is now chief
executive officer of Allied Chemical Cor-
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Thursday, February 6, 1975
Hot flashes
Use or abuse
of mod art
Use or abuse of traditional and
modern art is the current show at
the Fine Arts gallery.
The exhibition uses images,
motifs and symbols to show how
art is reproduced and transformed
in today's world.
Gallery hours are Tuesday to
Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is
located in the main library
There will be a lecture series
entitled Siberia: its past, present
and future starting noon Tuesday
in Buchanan 102.
Topic of the first lecture will
be Farley Mowat's Siberia panel
discussion, with Michael Futrell,
from Slavonic studies, Robert
North from geography and Jan
Soleki, also from Slavonic Studies.
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Are you bored with summer
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Black Forest? And, what's more,
get paid for it?
Summer jobs are available on
farms in Germeny, Sweden, or
Denmark, on construction in
Austria, in the forests of German,
in     industries     in    France    or
Open   house  for science,  first year
gears, free coffee and donuts, noon,
MacLeod 228.
Alumni recital, Grace Edie, soprano,
noon, music recital hall cancelled.
Introductory      lectures      on
transcendental     meditation,    noon,"
SUB 224.
Free Vancouver Symphony concert,
12:45 to  2:15 p.m.. War Memorial
Evangelistic     meeting     with     Neil
Graham, noon, SUB ballroom.
Meet     Vancouver     Burrard     MLA
Rosemary Brown, noon, Buch. 102.
Practice,    new   members   welcome,
7:30   to   9:30   p.m.,  Winter  Sports
gym E.
Film   on   New   Guinea,   7:30   p.m.,
Lutheran campus centre.
General meeting, noon, SUB 205.
Graham Smith on the psalmists' self
image, noon, SUB party room.
Demonstration   on   dentures,   noon,
IRC 3.
Barry      Kirkham,      national
vice-chairman of Committee for an
Independent     Canada,     speaks    on
energy     and     foreign     ownership,
noon, SUB 207-209.
General  meeting  and drop in, noon
to 5 p.m., SUB 215.
General   meeting,   noon,  SUB  215.
(Suggest skydivers have a chat with
booking clerk — staff).
General   meeting,   noon,   IH   upper
Joseph     Almaleh     and      Marg
Manwaring speak on Israel, Arab oil
and     imperialism,     8    p.m.,    1208
Buy pot every noon hour in SUB.
Chinese  New Year party and dance
with   Black   Sheep,   9   p.m.,   Grad
Program      meeting,     2:30     p.m.,
Lutheran campus centre.
Dance     with      the     Continental
Cavaliers, 9 p.m., St. Mark's College.
Germany, in hotels in Switzerland,
as well as other jobs in Ireland,
England, Italy, and Holland.
Students have been finding
their way across the Atlantic for
several years now through the
work of American-European
Student Service, a non-profit
Here's a chance for students to
get in real living contact with their
favorite European country.
Students receive room and board
plus a wage.
For further info and an
application, write to AESS at Box
34733, FI 9490 Vaduz,
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Blood off
Red Cross workers expressed
disappointment Wednesday with
this week's turnout for the blood
donor clinic in SUB.
"With 20,000 people on
campus, more people should be
turning out;" one Red Cross nurse
She said 2,000 pints of blood
were donated by students last
week, an amount which matched
last fall's one-week record for
UBC. "It was a good turnout and
we are pleased with it," she said.
However, in this second week
of the two-week clinic, only 450
pints have been donated so far,
she said. The daily rate has fallen
off from last week's 400 pints to
150 pints.
The nurse said the Red Cross is
not concentrating on any
particular type of blood and is
appealing for all types.
The clinic continues in the
SUB conversation pit from 9:30
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The second reading in a series
of modern Russian and East
European poetry entitled Political
Poetry: Mayakovsky will be
presented by the Slavonic studies
department at noon today at
Buchanan 102.
Senior citizens and women
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credit free program now being
offered by Continuing Studies at
Simon Fraser University.
Courses directed at women
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Most courses start in early
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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Free
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DR. BRUCE HOOLEY of Wycliffe
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Page 11
Res hikes a 'grey area'
The question of the legality of the
proposed rent increases at UBC
residences has been described by
deputy provincial rentalsman as
"a grey area."
Phil Barter said Wednesday the
legality of the proposed rent increases may not be settled until the
matter comes before the provincial
rent review board.
Barter said the Landlord and
Tenant Act applies to some aspects
of residence operation but not
necessarily to all aspects.
It is possible that the residences
would be handled in the same
manner as hotels and nursing
homes, because the nature of the
residences' operations differs from
the normal landlord and tenant
setup, he said.
The question of rent increases
may be a matter which should be
left entirely to the university administration   and   the   students,
Community not needed
From page 1
A meeting of the subcommittee
was called for Dec. 23 to come up
with a scheme to get women involved, but the meeting was
cancelled by Fulton because plans
for public presentation had been
delayed, "so there was no need for
community involvement just yet,"
Swann said.
At a general meeting in January,
the subcommittee complained
about this cancellation but Swann
said "nobody but ourselves and
Catherine Wisnicki seemed to feel
that it would be better to have the
potential users consulted as early
as possible."
Swann said she had noticed
Fulton continually ignoring women
on staff when speaking about
campus women. "I am not a
member of staff but it disturbed
me to see no staff representation.
My chief interests lay with getting
representation on the committee of
women on staff and in the community," she said.
Also in the report, the project is
stated as being "an international
women's pavilion to shelter a
continuing program dedicated to
women and the city."
But Swann said she could get no
assurance that during its use for
Habitat it would continue being a
women's building, nor could she be
sure that it would be returned to
the women of the community afterward.
Auger said there is a budget for
the project but the committee was
never told what it was. "I don't feel
I can function on a committee
when I can't even find out what the
budget is," she said.
A management committee
should be formed, which she said
she feels should be composed of
students, faculty and women from
the community. "I wanted to know
who it would be composed of and
what its duties would be, but
president Gage was consulted
when the subcommittee should
have been," Auger said.
Auger said she hadn't seen the plan
actually drawn up but "from what
I've heard, it looks more like an
expensive private club, with
women in evening dresses lounging
"Obviously the designers aren't
feminists, as it has been designed
exactly as if a man had done it."
Barter said. If not, the dispute
should be taken to the rent review
board, which will "look at each
situation individually."
"The increases in rents are not
legal under the Landlord and
Tenant Act," board of governors'
member Svend Robinson said
"The proposed 18.25 per cent
residence rent increase would be
breaking the law," he said.
Robinson said the residences are
covered under the act because they
are not specifically excluded from
the provisions of the act.
Only non-profit organizations
registered under the societies act
are excluded from the 10.6 per cent
rent hike increase ceiling which is
part of the Landlord and Tenant
Act, he said.
Since the UBC residences are not
a registered non-profit
organization, they are not exempt
from the rent increase ceiling,
Robinson said.
Robinson said he will follow the
recommendation of a residence
students committee which is
looking into the proposed rent
The committee will go over the
financial figures of the residences
and decide whether the rent increases are justified or not and
whether subsidies from the
university administration on rents
are desirable.
Robinson, in his capacity as a
member of the board's finance
committee, said he will check the
housing administration records in
the course of the board's
"We don't want students to pay
for convention expenses," he said.
"The residence students must
take the initiative," Robinson said.
"I will support them completely."
Probers tight with spys
From page 9
poration (the Rockefeller family
owns a significant portion of Allied
In 1942 he was named general
counsel of the office of scientific
research and development, headed
by Vannevar Bush, who mobilized
days in which to come up with the
answers to the two questions Ford
has entrusted to it: Is the CIA
engaged in domestic spying in
violation of its charter, and are
there adequate safeguards to
prevent any activities which
violate this provision against
domestic spying.
Since CIA director Colby has
already admitted in a letter to
Ford that the charges are true, one
wonders how the committee will
fill its days. But given
Rockefeller's "obviously high
qualifications," as press secretary
Nessen put it, he's bound to think of
scientists to build the atom bomb in
deepest secrecy.
In 1944, Connor went to the
Marines as an air combat intelligence officer and after the war
served as a special assistant to
secretary of the navy, James
Forrestal. As president of Merck
and Co., pharmaceutical
manufacturers, Connor helped
collect millions of dollars worth of
drugs to ransom the Bay of Pigs
prisoners from Cuba.
Rockefeller's committee has 90
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An opportunity for you
and the university to reflect on and
respond to the hunger of the world.
Including . . . speakers, films,
discussions and a 40-hour fast
Supporting projects in
Bangladesh and Africa
Preliminary Events ... .
Sunday, February 9 ... 10:30 A.M.
Andrew Brewin, MP from Toronto will speak on
"the World Food Conference" at the Lutheran
Campus Centre.
Wednesday, February 12,
Ash Wednesday
Placide Bazoche, North American Secretary for
VVSCF will be present all day at the Lutheran
Campus Centre to hear your concerns.
Thursday, February 13
Noon hour concert in the Conversation Pit with
Denise Larson and Cam Molloy.
February 21-23 .. .
A 40 hour fast in Gage Towers.
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Thursday, February 6, 1975
MP Leaaatt demands gov't probe
Censored LG strike news hit
Allegations that broadcasters
have censored news reports about
the CKLG strike has brought a call
for a federal government investigation.
Stu Leggatt, NDP MP for New
Westminster, asked in the Commons Wednesday that labor
minister John Munro intervene in
the strike and that communications minister Gerald
Pelletier investigate the censorship allegations.
Vancouver staffers of Broadcast
News, the radio news arm of The
Canadian Press, were directed
Saturday by BN general manager
Don Covey that all copy and voice
material relating to the CKLG
strike must be cleared through the
BN head office in Toronto before
being sent to member stations.
CKLG general manager Don
Hamilton is a director of Broadcast
Covey has said the order was
given because there were unanswered questions in the first BN
reports of the strike and the order
was cancelled Sunday. He denied
any slant was put on the story.
Leggatt asked that the matter be
debated in the House but his
motion to do so failed to achieve
the required unanimous consent.
Leggatt's request came a day
after Richard Hughes, a former
Canadian Union of Public Employees organizer and current
business agent for CKLG CUPE
local 686, was charged with two
counts of common assault arising
out of an incident on the picket line
Hughes is scheduled to appear in
provincial court on Feb. 13.
In an interview at the union's
strike headquarters Wednesday,
Hughes said the charges are "a
crock of fucking shit."
"It's a desperate attempt by the
employers to get people's attention
away from the real issue, which is
the signing of the collective
agreement," he said.
Hughes said the CKLG
management has a long history of
using the courts to intimidate pro-
union members of its staff and
union personnel.
"They fired Ed Mitchell (CUPE
local 686 president at CKLG) the
day after we got certification. They
fired newsman Lari Freeman a
few days after that," he said.
Freeman was reinstated after
charges had been laid against him
in supreme court. The charges
have since been dropped.
Hughes said a total of 23
dismissed CKLG employees have
been reinstated in out-of-court
The station management is also
sueing the union's lawyer, John
Stanton, for alleged libel. That
case has not come before the
courts yet.
Hughes also said he had heard
station manager Don Hamilton
was going to sue him and Greg
Collins for broadcasting illegally
on the premises.
Hughes said the only thing he
had heard about the assault
charges was what he had read in
the papers.
"I haven't received any summons," he said.
Hughes said he thinks the
current charges are just another
case of management harrassment.
ASSISTANT COACH Wally Borchardt of UBC gymnastics' team rides
high on horse in practice session for Canada West Conference meet to
—kini mcdonald photo
be held at University of Alberta, Feb. 21 and 22. Six-man team holds
last year's national title.
Food week to expose world hunger
Half a billion people live on the
edge of starvation. Two hundred
million children are malnourished.
Ten million will die of starvation
this year alone.
Canadians stuff themselves with
3,180 calories a day and Americans
do better at 3,330. Two thousand
calories are sufficient.
Canada is losing 220,000 acres of
farm land each year and produced
2 billion pounds less milk this year
than four years ago.
Those are some of the cheery
statistics to be discussed Feb. 19-28
during food week at UBC.
However, food week won't be a
series of arid lectures because its
aim is to show how world hunger
affects everyone.
And everyone will have a chance
to get involved. In addition to the
bread for the world conference, a
concert and fast will happen on
Two early events kick off the
campaign. Wednesday, guest
speaker Father Baroche talks on
migrant workers as modern slaves
in the Lutheran campus centre and
Thursday at noon local folksingers
Denise Larson and Cam Molloy
entertain in SUB conversation pit.
While the musicians are playing,
volunteers are invited to contribute
to the cause and sign up for the
first UBC fast, a weekend of
hunger and 'fun', to be held in a
suitable famine centre on campus.
Discussions will be held every
day and evening in SUB. Topics to
be discussed include the paradox of
scarcity in a world of abundance,
are we screwing the poor countries? and the politics of affluence.
Among the guest speakers are
members of parliament, Canadian
delegates to the world food and
population conferences and
The campus Christian
associations, the AMS and CUSO,
which are jointly sponsoring food
week want to provoke debate about
the   relevance   of   university
education to practical world
For example, is UBC spending
more research money developing
good tasting rather than high
nourishment food? Does our
education reinforce discriminatory
attitudes toward starving nations?
Money raised during food week
will go to a CUSO project in Ghana
where a UBC graduate is teaching
agricultural methods to villagers.
A similar project in Bangladesh
will also be supported.
George Hermanson, an
organizer for food week, said: "We
selected these projects because
they are trying to help people help
themselves, to become self-
sufficient, rather than just doling
out food, which makes the problem
and the food lines permanent."
"I don't know what they're
talking about," said Hughes.
"I noticed I saw Lari Sell
(CKLG news director) pushing a
number of people, at least a dozen.
And Hamilton was also pushing
Is the union then going to lay
counter charges?
"We'll sit back and wait to see
what this man (Hamilton) is going
to do. We're not going to go into any
flap over this.
"We're giving the employer a
little breathing room," said
Hughes. "We're hopeful we can get
back to the bargaining table."
"All we want is a contract. Hell,
we've offered to reopen
negotiations 10 minutes after an
agreement is signed, before the ink
is dry. We just want a contract," he
The union is continuing to
request that businesses advertising through CKLG hold back
their advertising as a means of
pressuring the station
management into returning to the
bargaining table.
"The B.C. government pulled the
ads from 'LG and we've heard that
Eaton's, Sears, White Spot and
Concerts West have cancelled their
ads," said Hughes.
When asked if the union would
request the BC. Federation of
Labour to call a boycott against all
businesses that continue to advertise with the station, Hughes
said, "We've met with the
Federation, but we're not releasing
what our strategies are."
In an interview Wednesday, Ron
Johnson, director of education and
research for the federation said,
"Although we've taken action like
this in the past, we can only do so
on the request of the union involved.
"We have received no official
request at this time," he said. "But
I suspect it's a probability.
"Undoubtedly we'll be talking
about it."
The federation's executive board
will be meeting in Victoria next
week and Johnson said the CKLG
strike would definitely be one of the
topics on the agenda.
LONDON, England (CUP) —
Cars driving on the right hand side
of the road are a contributing
factor to the increase in tornados in
North America, according to two
British scientists.
In an article published in a
British scientific magazine, the
scientists argue that driving on the
right hand side of the road creates
a counterclockwise vortex between
the passing streams of traffic,
which may generate whirlwinds
strong enough to add to tornado
Since tornados build on very
small twisting air masses, the
scientists speculate that the vortex
created by the 26 million cars in
North America may sufficiently
strengthen existing atmospheric
tendencies enough to cause a
Is your yogurt emotional?
NEW YORK (ENS/CUP) — The first man who
suggested seven years ago that house plants respond
emotionally and physically to human actions now
says bacteria in yogurt experiences similar
Cleve Backster, whose work was made famous in
the book, "The Secret Lives of Plants," was joined by
five scientists on a panel at the convention of the
American Association for the Advancement of
Science here.
The panel discussion was prompted by the increasing public acceptance of the notion that plants
can inter-relate with humans.
All five scientists rejected the theory, saying
they've been unable to repeat Backster's original
experiments. But Backster rebutted, saying he's
gone on to new experiments, this time involving
He says that when he pours milk into a bowl of
yogurt in another room, an electronically monitored
bowl of yogurt in yet another room responds by
emitting electrical signals signifying pleasure. The
responses he says, are emitted by the living bacteria
in the yogurt.


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