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The Ubyssey Nov 1, 1974

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nds key to pool
Government funding remains
the biggest question mark hanging
over plans for the proposed indoor
pool, a pool debate audience was
told Thursday.
Pool committee member Doug
Aldridge told about 80 people in the
SUB auditorium that the committee, in charge of all pool
planning,  is  relying  heavily  on
grants, yet to* be approved by the
provincial and federal governments to build the pool.
Aldridge said government officials will closely watch the
outcome of next week's pool
referendum to see whether
students still support the pool.
The referendum, drawn up by
the ad-hoc pool committee, will ask
students  next Wednesday  and
Thursday if they support cutting
off further student funding of the
Aldridge was replying to charges
by ad-hoc committee member
Stefan Mochnacki that "large
amounts of money are going to be
spent (on the pool) without any
assurance that the government is
going to come in with" a grant."
Mochnacki said that under the
'Where did the art go?'
The alleged $33,000 art heist from
the Brock Hall Canadian art
collection is neither the case of the
missing key nor of the unsealed
What's really missing from this
cops and robbers caper are effective security precautions and
clear-cut management responsibilities.
The Ubyssey reported Thursday
that paintings valued at $33,000
were either missing or stolen from
the collection currently stored in
the SUB art gallery vault. The
actual number of art works
missing was a mystery. One source
reported 18 had disappeared,
another source claimed only eight
could not be accounted for.
In actual fact, the missing
paintings have a six-year history,
dating back to the days when the
paintings hung on the now graffiti-
walled hallway adjoining Brock
Hall and the Crane Library.
The thievery continued when the
collection was moved from Brock
Hall to SUB until, oh the recommendation of SUB building
manager Graeme Vance, all
paintings were removed from SUB
hallways and offices.
Of the 53 paintings in the
collection, 12 could not be accounted for when the SUB art
gallery program committee took
inventory in September of this
year. Four were found in a
basement storeroom of the Lassere
That leaves eight paintings
either missing or stolen, committee chairwoman Alice Rich said
Thursday, not 18 as suggested by
Lynne Orstad, a member of the
collection's purchasing committee.
Rich added that the $33,000
figure reported in The Ubyssey
Thursday was erroneous. The
exact value of the missing paintings is unknown she said, since the
collection itself has not been appraised for some time.
None of the missing paintings
have been recovered, except for
the one not discovered as stolen
until it was reported found three
years ago.
In that case, a phone call inquiry
from a former UBC student led
Vance to check and discover a
painting missing from a SUB
hallway. Following up on a second
phone call, he later retrieved the
painting  from   a  vacant   lot   in
"Some kids had built a little
house down by the railway
tracks," Vance said, "What they
didn't know was one wall of their
house was worth $8,000."
After the police investigation
turned up nothing, the damaged six
by four foot painting was turned
over to restoration experts and
along with 44 other paintings, now
sits in storage in the vault.
See page 3: NEW
pool's proposed financing the
government must pick up all increases above the pool's original
capital cost projections.
In a referendum two years ago,
students approved spending
$925,000 for capital funding of what
was then to be a $2.8 million pool.
The administration agreed to
match the student contribution.
The cost of the pool has now risen
to $4.5 million with the student and
administration contribution still
locked in at a total of $1.95 million.
Gordie Blankstein, Alma Mater
Society president and a pool
committee member, said in an
interview following the debate that
the committee has asked the two
governments for a total of $3.3
"We're relying on the government but the responses I've had to
date (from government officials)
*«       228-2301
Angus ... pro pool
have been very good," he said.
The committee has made formal
applications to three government
funding programs, he said. These
« The federal finance department's Winter Works program, for
$2 million;
e The federal health and welfare
department's Sports Canada
program, for $1 million; and
o The   provincial   recreation
See page 2: POOL
NOBLE HEROES TO THE RESCUE is the call as firemen put out
blaze in truck near SUB Thursday. Two fire trucks roaring past the
Main Library to their destination aFrived just a wee bit too late it
—marise savaria photo
appears. Fire was already almost out but the truck's engine block was
a shambles. See story p. 20.
Record 1973-74 budget balanced
The following is a brief analysis
by The Ubyssey of UBC's financial
statement for the fiscal year 1973-
1974.   The   statement   itself   is
published by law and is available
at the bookstore.
Although UBC both received and
paid out record amounts of money
in the fiscal year ended Mar. 31,
1974, a preliminary glance at the
financial statement reveals an
operation worth almost $200
million that somehow manages to
balance itself.
Income from all sources except
the euphemistically titled ancillary
UBC brass cash details
The UBC financial statements
include a section on remuneration
and expenses paid to faculty and
staff for the year ended March 31,
For those students who have ever
wondered how much the prof
droning away at the head of the
class, . or the bureaucrats and
technocrats who try to run this
university, are paid The Ubyssey
below reveals their salaries. This
includes benefits paid for services
rendered in addition to regular
Administration president
Walter Gage $51,500
Administration president-designate
Doug Kenny $38,075
Deputy administration president
Bill White $42,500
Administration treasurer
Allen Baxter $27,250
Acting arts dean
Robert Will $30,750
Science dean
George Volkoff   $37,875
Education dean
John Andrews    $27,375
plus expenses $ 5,712
Applied science dean
Liam Finn  $40,025
plus expenses $ 5,763
Commerce dean
Noel Hall   $29,050
Medicine dean
David Bates   $39,875
Law dean
Albert McClean    $33,375
plus expenses $ 2,299
Grad studies dean
Ian McTaggart-Cowan .. . $37,900
plus expenses $ 2,153
Dentistry dean
Wah Leung $35,800
plus expenses $ 3,085
Agriculture dean
Michael Shaw $35,800
plus expenses $ 2,645
(To be continued Tuesday)
enterprise operations, totalled
The ancillary enterprise
operations, the business ventures
the university operates administration president-designate
Doug Kenny has termed "the
company town," include the
bookstore, food services and
residence operations.
These operations injected a
further $8,253,665 into UBC's
But don't get the idea that
running these businesses is a
profitable venture . . . although
some a»e more profitable than
others — bookstore revenue increased more than 200 per cent in
one year — total expenditures
amounted to $8,309,102.
However, the potential loss of
$55,437 was reduced to $22,309 by
applying a net reserve fund of
$33,128 to the loss.
The most interesting figures are
those that pertain to what students
more or less have to pay, after
tuition fees of course, towards
■campus "services." books, food
and, for about 3,500 students,
See page 6: BOOKSTORE Page 2
Friday, November 1,  1974
Blankstein. Aldridge, Fuller' speak
AMS pros debate covered pool money
From page 1
department's community
recreation facilities program,
which funds up to one-third of the
first $1 million cost of a project.
Blankstein said it was necessary
to wait until pool plans had been
completed to make the applications because the funding
programs require at least
preliminary drawings and, in one
case, a copy of the recently-
approved pool management
contract to be submitted.
"It's like the old chicken and egg
thing," he said, with some expenditure necessary to make an
application for the grant that will
make or break a project.
Blankstein said that if the
governments did not come through
with funding, the committee would
turn to the Alumni Association and
private industry to try to get
However, he said the lack of
government money would
probably mean the end of the pool.
The committee has so far
collected roughly $200,000 from
students in the $5 pool fee during
the last two years, and has
received a matching $200,000 from
the administration.
This gives the committee money
for excavation, but the government
money must come through by
about next February when construction would likely begin if the
anti-pool referendum fails, he said.
Blankstein said that if there is a
shortfall of government money, the
committee also has contingency
plans built into the pool design that
would allow deletions and provide
for later completion of some parts
of the structure.
During the debate, ad-hoc
committee member David Fuller,
an AMS council grad rep, said the
central issue in the controversy is
not whether there should be a
covered pool but whether students
should fund it.
He said university administrations elsewhere, such as
the Simon Fraser administration,
have totally funded covered pools.
Pool committee member Bob
Angus told the audience that this is
one of the pool opponents'
strongest arguments but said "the
comparison isn't exact."
Students at the other universities
pay considerably higher athletic
fees than at UBC, he said. The fees
range between $7 and $45 across «
Canada, with an average of $16.75,
he said.
Aside from the $5 pool fee, the
UBC athletic fee is $5.
Angus also countered opponents'
charges that the pool decorations
are "extravagant." He said that
while the design "looks nice", the
decorations cost only $30,000.
Ad:hoc committee member Ron
Walls pointed out that while
students are guaranteed nine hours
of use each class day of one-third of
the pool, the area of the ancillary
pools amounts to about one-third.
Thus, he said in a lighthearted
presentation, students, during
their nine hours, could be denied
use of the main 50-metre pool area.
"So you can bask in a pool 2 feet 6
inches deep, flounder in 12 feet or
stand on your tiptoes in six feet,"
he said, referring to the depths of
the three ancillary pools which
branch off from the main pool
Angus said in an interview later
that control of where students
swim is up to the 50 per cent
student-dontrolled pool
management committee.
He termed Walls' speculations
"insane" and said students likely
would be given the whole pool,
which would use up three of their
one-third-section hours, during
lunch hour.
Aldridge told the audience that
"the biggest 'pro' is the pool itself."
He outlined its advantages as
being the 50 per cent student
control, its seven-day week
opening hours, its nine-section
hours of student use per class day
and its infinite lease.
"As long as there is a pool on
campus,, students will run it," he
If the administration was relied
on to provide the student share of
funds, "I'd make a conservative
estimate of 15, 20, 25 years before
you see a pool on this campus," he
Fuller said the pool committee
should have pressed the administration harder at the outset to
provide the student funding share.
Administration funding now is
"maybe" not impossible to obtain,
he said.
Fuller said the AMS has become
preoccupied with helping to put up
campus buildings with student
money. These include Thunderbird
winter sports centre, SUB, the
grad student centre, the War
Memorial gym and Brock Hall.
The AMS is left no time to deal
with  more   important   student
issues, he said.
The debate was interrupted for a
short time about half way through
when about 40 engineers marched
into the auditorium playing kazoos.
They doubled the audience size.
Aldridge and Angus stood
smiling as the engineers played O
Canada to "officially open the
meeting" while the pool Opponents
remained firmly seated, glum-
facedly watching the proceedings.
The gears' unidentified leader,
who conducted the ensemble in the
anthem and later in God Save the
Queen, told the audience the
redjackets were there to make
sure students rejected the anti-pool
Time mag, Digest split on tactics
MONTREAL (CUP) — While the
federal government is considering
cutting tax concession to the
Canadian editions of Time
magazine and the Reader's Digest,
the two magazines do not appear to
be sticking together in their
Current legislation allows
Canadian businesses to deduct
from their taxes money spent on
advertising in Canadian
periodicals. Pressure from the
American government helped the
Canadian government decide to
allow Time and the Digest the
same tax concessions when their
legislation was passed in the 1960s.
They are the only two American
magazines who have this concession.
In the past when the concessions
have been  threatened,   the  two
magazines have worked together
to face the threat. Even this year
E. P. Zimmerman, president of the
Reader's Digest Association
(Canada) Ltd., was reported to
have been lobbying Bud Drury, the
federal minister of public works to
prevent any changes in tax laws.
At the annual meeting of
Reader's Digest Canada, in
Montreal last week, Zimmerman
hinted that he felt Time should face
harder measures than the
Reader's Digest in Canada.
At a press conference he said
that there is no comparison between the two magazines in
Canada, that the two magazines
are different, and that different
action by the government toward
them would be appropriate.
Zimmerman outlined several
ways in which he felt the company
was Canadianized and "serving
the Canadian purpose." He
mentioned the fact that 32 per cent
of the Canadian editions stock is
available to the Canadian public
through the stock market, although
the parent company itself does not
sell shares.
He said the magazine is working
toward a goal of 30 per cent
Canadian content with every word
in the editions now being edited by
Canadians. The magazine also
publishes in Canada in both official
In spite of all its efforts to
Canadianize, the Digest still makes
more than $5.5 million in advertising yearly from Canada, and
another $25 million from products
sold through its Canadian subscribers.
The King of fhe Blues
and his 10 piece orchestra
Special Guest Artist
Charlie AAusslewhite
There are still some tickets available in SUB Rm. 266—$3.50
Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door—$5.50
This final reminder from Special Events Friday, November 1, 1974
Page 3
New locks, alarm
planned for gallery
From page 1
Although no paintings have been
stolen from either the art gallery
or the vault, there certainly is no
iron-clad security barring either
entry to the vault or discouraging
would be thieves other than the
lock on the door.
This year's program committee,
however, is working on better
security measures.
Work orders for lock changes on
the gallery doors and the gallery
vault were sent in on Tuesday,
Rich said, and plans and cost
estimates have already been made
for a sound-scanner alarm system
similar to the one used at the
Vancouver Art Gallery.
Once in operation, during gallery
hours any painting either touched
or lifted off the wall will trigger the
alarm. After hours the alarm is set
to go off upon any tremor.in the
gallery, including even the lightest
of footsteps.
In the meantime, the vault
containing the Brock Hall
collection is only as safe as a key
on a ring.
The first of four keys to the vault
given out to members of the art
gallery committee was signed out
on August 4,1972. This excludes the
seven other keys to the vault in the
possession of AMS business
manager Bernard Grady, Vance
and the five SUB proctors or
building supervisors.
Supervisor Ed Trewin hesitated
Thursday about opening the door to
the vault for a Ubyssey
photographer and reporter, he
himself having been in the vault
only once or twice.
Trewin admitted the security of
the vault sounded "pretty loose"
but said he was under the impression his key to the vault door
would only be used in "a dire'
emergency, if there's smoke or
water coming out from under the
The Ubyssey gained access to
the vault through Vance.
Inside the vault the paintings are
boxed in cardboard and well
protected against dust. This was
done only as of last year, Rich said,
because last year's program
director found the paintings in a
neglected condition, unwrapped
and carelessly piled.
She said most were restored, and
committee members were taught
how to clean and care for the
paintings before putting them back
into storage.
The responsibility for the
storage, cleaning and maintenance
of the paintings as well as adding
new works to the collection lies
"constitutionally" with the Brock
Hall committee, as distinct from
the program committee, which is
only responsible for the exhibition
of the paintings.
Over the years, however, this
responsibility has gone back and
forth like a yo-yo, the result being
no single person or committee has
emerged as ultimately responsible
for the Brock Hall collection.
Rich said this year's program
committee aims to get the
collection into "top-knotch condition", by not only cataloguing the
paintings but, with the help of
experts, undertaking restoration
work as well.
To give an idea of the work involved, Rich said the "Rembrandt" signature pencilled on one
of the paintings would take eight
months to restore, the time
necessary to properly age the new
paint made necessary by the
"Students can help too," Rich
said. "People think that I'm asking
too much of them when I ask them
not to smoke or bring food and
beverages into the gallery."
"Smoke creates a film which has
to be removed. And we have four
paintings that have coffee spilled
on them."
"With proper respect and concern for an art gallery, nothing like
this would happen."
ND law gives jail to
non-APE gear profs
FREDERICTON (CUP) — The University of New Brunswick senate
is looking into the possibility of asking the institute board of governors
to provide funds for the legal defence of professors brought to court
because of a new piece of provincial legislation.
The New Brunswick legislative assembly passed legislation concerning the professional engineers. It states that all teachers of advanced engineering courses must be members of the Association of
Professional Engineers of New Brunswick. Penalties for those who
aren't include a six month jail term.
The act also regulated the practice of engineering and could also
affect the present course structure at the university.
There are about 15 or 20 engineering professors at UNB who aren't
members of the Association. According to the Dean of Engineering, this
infringes on the academic freedom of the professor and the autonomy of
the university.
The Senate is also considering petitioning the government to have the
offending clauses removed.
The university president John Anderson, said he thinks the university
may be protected from the legislation under its own act. He said he will
seek a legal opinion on the matter.
The dean will be meeting with his faculty and members of the APENB
to discuss the problem and will be reporting back to the Senate.
-sucha singh photo
where paintings are stored. Works of art are now protected by
cardboard covers to protect them from vandalism and theft. Paintings
are bought by the Alma Mater Society for showing in SUB art gallery.
Figure one could make figurehead
An election for UBC chancellor
next February will depend on
whether apathy has spread to
administratibn circles.
If more than one candidate is
nominated there will be an election
Feb. 18, 1975 when the four convocation members to senate are
also elected.
But under the new Universities
Act if only one candidate is
nominated that candidate will be
declared elected.
Nominations, opened by senate
Wednesday, must be filed by
members of the convocation to
registrar Jack Parnall not later
than Dec. 2.
The convication is defined by the
act as the chancellor, the
president, faculty, senate,
graduates and all whose names are
added to the convocation roll by
senate regulation.
All members of the convocation
may vote in the election, if held.
The nominations for chancellor
must be restricted, under the act,
to persons not employed by a
university and must be signed by
at least seven eligible convocation
Chancellor Nathan T. Nemetz,
current holder of the unpaid post,
has announced he will not be
available for re-nomination in 1975
due to a heavy work load as B.C.
supreme court justice.
Under the act a chancellor is
eligible for re-election but cannot
hold the office for longer than two
consecutive three-year terms plus
any unexpired time from the
immediate predecessor.
Muffins: pleasant bag lunch change
Another alternative to food services grub is
provided here today in a recipe for bran muffins.
Often relegated to the breakfast table, bran muffins
make a nice change from sandwiches when eaten
with cheddar cheese or other fillings like peanut
butter and honey.
This recipe calls for one quart of buttermilk but we
usually make half a recipe, store it in a two-quart
container in the fridge and make the muffins fresh
each morning.
The ingredients are:
2 cups of sugar (or use honey if you prefer)
1 cup of margarine or butter
3 tblsp. of soda
1 tsp of salt
1 cup of boiling water
4 eggs
2 cups of raisins
2 cups of dates
2 cups of natural bran
4 cups of bran flakes
1 quart of buttermilk
5 cups of flour
Pour the boiling water over the bran and let stand.
Cream margarine and sugar well, adds eggs and beat
well. Add buttermilk, bran mixture, soda, salt and
then folk in flour and bran flakes. Add raisins and
dates. Store in covered bowl, do not use the first day.
Bake at 375 for one-half hour as needed.
Depending on your taste more natural bran than
bran flakes can be added. As well we often throw in
some wheat germ.
The chancellor is a member of functions such as greeting
both the board of governors and the distinguished visitors to the
senate and is responsible for social   university.
Law theft puzzles
It will be a rough job to solve the recent robbery of the Law Students
Association's food storeroom, a campus RCMP spokesman said
Constable Gary McCormick said he began an investigation Wednesday and so far his only success has been to confirm the basic facts
reported in Tuesday's issue of The Ubyssey.
McCormick has confirmed that $877 was stolen from the storeroom
but said he could not confirm the theft of "inordinate amounts" of coffee
reported by LSA food service committee member Kevin O'Neil.
McCormick has interviewed all the members of LSA food committee
with access to the storeroom in an attempt to find what happened to the
lost key which thieves used to enter the locked room.
"Anyone could have done it", McCormick said, "It would have been
very easy to pick up the key and try the lock. It was probably dropped
right near the door. The key may have even been left in the lock where
someone could just turn it and walk in."
McCormick told The Ubyssey he was unsure what his next step in the
investigation would be.
"I am certainly not going to interview 200 law students. That would be
pretty well impossible."
However, McCormick said he will continue with his investigation until
he finds the culprit.
"The case will be open for as long as it remains unsolved," he said.
Humming nets Yanks fine
LONDON (ANSI-CUP) — At the Old Bailey in London two men have
been fined for their part in a swindle organized by an American.
The company, set up by the men, used something called a "money
hum" to extricate $250 million from the public.
Public meetings were arranged in hotels and the audiences were
liberally sprinkled with company members who would start humming.
The hum would rise to a peak, and everyone would then shout
"Money." Page 4
Friday,  November  1,  1974
Art theft (?) just symptom
Art committee head Alice Rich
says if students had proper respect
for the Brock Hall collection none of
the vandalism reported in today's
paper would have happened.
One thing needs to be added.
If the Brock Hall committee has
proper respect for the collection —
and students' money invested in
buying it — the unknown number of
paintings wouldn't be missing.
The situation is an example of
There's been an alarming amount
of neglect of duties around lately. It
crops up in little things.
Like Alma Mater Society
president Gordie Blankstein
presenting his executive report to
council about summer activities two
months late.
Like AMS secretary Duncan
Thompson not contacting ballot
printers in time to get the ballots
printed for the pool referendum first
proposed. And so on.
It's really symptomatic of some
major troubles in the AMS. Now the
art gallery problem has been building
up over a number of years, so it's
obvious the problem' has existed a
long time too.   .
The problem is this:
Quite simply the AMS executive
and their committees are forgetting
their responsibilities to their
Now it's obvious they aren't
forgetting the constituents
themselves, because the effort put
into keeping up a good front is
But the sense of responsibility
(yes class, this might sound familiar)
is missing.
The AMS executive and council,
along wfth the committee members
were elected for a purpose.
They're supposed to perform
certain    duties   they    assumed    in
obligation to the student who
elected them.
The art gallery committee should
have catalogued paintings long ago.
They should have ensured proper
storage and sought an appraisal. All
that is obvious.
What isn't so obvious is the
responsibility put on the shoulders
^f the AMS hacks. At least the
responsibilities don't seem obvious
to the hacks.
They shouldn't be building up
their images or their chances at a
cushy job sometime in the
not-too-distant    future.    They
shouldn't be pipe-dreaming about
creating underground shopping malls
between SUB and the library. Or
about getting themselves personally
appointed to the board of governors.
Instead they should be working to
improve the quality of education on
the campus.
This means bringing in intelligent
speakers who could offer alternative
ideas to on-campus professors
through a well-managed speakers and
education committee.
It means fighting for student
control of committees — not just
being satisfied with 25 per cent
committee representation. And it
means getting people; working on
those committees once they're on to
achieve the original purpose of
representation — to change the place
so it becomes more than a
perpetuator of the status quo.
All this out of a little
mismanagement of the art collection,
you say.
Indeed, we answer sagely. The
gallery mismanagement is a symptom
of the whole mess. And until we
start investigating the causes and
demanding changes, the whole mess
is going to continue. And that's our
money and our four years out here
they're wasting.
Professor   Geoffrey   Durrant's
outstanding      lecture,      "The
Educated  Man",  was  so  badly
reported in The Ubyssey (Oct. 29),
I must protest. Not only did your
reporter fail  to convey  the important  content of  the   lecture,
concerning  the  need  of  human
beings to express themselves in
precise, vigorous language, but he
provided   a   false   report    of
Professor Durrant's words.  The
penultimate   paragraph   of  your
report reads:
Durrant said the fashionable
"cultivation of a lack of ar-
ticulateness," is the result of
man ceasing to be a verbal
animal and becoming a visual
This is innacurate. Professor
Durrant said the exact opposite.
He made it clear beyond a doubt
that man is essentially a verbal
animal. He said that despite visual
aids, such as television, the spoken
and written word is of paramount
importance not only to an understanding of the world but to self-
understanding and to man's need
for communication with others.
In your next issue, I trust you
will correct the misinformation
you printed in Tuesday's Ubyssey.
Thanking you for your kind attention.
Joyce R. Lewison
Grad studies
Since your communication indicates you were in the general
vicinity of The Educated Man's
lecture, perhaps we may ask you to
delve into your memory instead of
your imagination. Yes, Durrant
made it clear to his entaptured
audience that man is essentially a
verbal animal [no doubt he included women in this pronouncement as a considerable number
of the gender were also present].
But he must have got his signals
mixed because if you were
listening closely about 15 minutes
later, you would have heard him
tell you that man has ceased to be a
verbal animal and become a visual
animal. Very strange. However,
your letter indicates there is hope
for the species. And is penultimate
your idea of "precise, vigorous
language?" — Staff.
I have just found a Ubyssey that
reached the far north corner of the
What is this I read about yet
another pool referendum? I have
attended UBC for six years and I
know that four or five years ago,
after innumerable trips to the
ballot box, a majority of motivated
students finally succeeded in
achieving the first step in a
democratic   exercise   of   student
power. We agreed to commit
ourselves and future students to
paying the sum of $5 per student
per year towards a fund for a pool.
Student interest finally accomplished something constructive, regardless of
ridiculously worded ballots. (Look
out Virginia, here comes another)
It was elating to escape those
circular arguments about UBC
becoming a "relevant"
(remember that word?) and
"socially conscious" campus and
become active, so to speak.
We fully realized that we as
contributors were unlikely to
receive personal benefit but as a
group we agreed to make a small
rut nrsstY
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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.
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Editor: Lesley Krueger
Open shot of prints faded to a daguerrotype yellow of young man
blown along city streets, past trolley cars, pedestrians, to an office marked
"The Ubyssey". Up the stairs, pan in shot changing to moving footage of a
newsroom in action. The darkroom. Marise Savaria leers briefly out the
door, waving a bottle of CC and in passing pinching the bum of fashion
writer Mark Buckshon. Through the newsroom, past the stool of anxious
young copyrunner Ken Dodd, through sports to an arm-wrestling match
between debilitated columnist Gary Coull and pro sportswriter, Marcus
Gee, whose profession is written in his battered fedora and cigar. Up the
aisles of general reporters, past Grade Eng smooth-talking a ruffled
magnate, Ron Binns chewing the end of his pencil in frustration, young
up-and-coming Bernie Bischoff promising a fin to his high-level contact.
New reporter Lesley Krueger glances nervously, walking past beat
reporters' cubicles where roughshod Ryon Guedes investigates shipping,
Robert Diotte talks his way out of a lawsuit and Richard Yates explains
away a paternity suit. Pan to floor where Sue Vohanka has collapsed on
top of her Southern Comfort.
Into the office now slips Krueger, to be greeted by officious secretary
Denise Chong. "What .do you want?" she sneers. "A job? Join the group,"
she says, pointing to a line-up along the wall. There they are — Breanda
White and Carl Vesterback, confidently smiling. Boyd McConnell, Ralph
Maurer, Lord Thompson of Fleet, Tom Barnes and Kini McDonald,
clutching clippings miserably. There's Doug Rushton, teeth chattering. Jake
van der Kamp, Berton Woodward, Mike Sasges and Cedric Tetzel, visibly
crouching. And Dan Miller, supremely confident at the end of the line.
But even Miller can't be insensible of the sign. "Alan Doree, known
behind his back as the Butcher, Managing Editor." The door opens, the
letters disappear. Pan in on an ugly mug.
"So you want to be reporters, eh?"
(To be continued.)
yearly sacrifice for the betterment
of students and the community as a
I would stress whole community.
As a swimming instructor I know
that anyone from a handicapped
person to an athlete can enjoy the
water if he has the opportunity and
decides to use it.
1 now here, some four or five
years after our little accomplishment that one Stefan
Mochnacki, amplified by a group
of equally niggardly grad students
and Alma Mater Society reps., is
out to halt further payment into the
new pool fund and put the existing
monies towards "some other use".
Hell! I, and many others like me
have already chosen our "worthy
cause", namely the pool.
We do not want, I do not want my
$20 to be diverted into "some
other" cause by what appears to be
a headline grabbing busy body. (In
the Ubyssey yet).
For four years many like me
paid cheerfully on the condition
that the money go into the pool
fund. When I voted for the pool
fund I had no intentions of ever
permitting this money to be frittered away through more voting,
more obscure ballots, and more
empty headed harangues while
another "worthy cause" was
If this ever comes to pass, I and a
lot of others will want a refund.
The major arguments put forth
by Mochnacki and friends, if I can
credit them with arguments, are I
believe as follows.
1. We, the present contributors
won't benefit because the pool will
not be finished in time for our use.
We never would have SUB is that
was the prevailing attitude of UBC
2 .Mochnacki and Co. have
dressed up the above argument to
make it a little more socially acceptable with the "inflation" plea.
I am as impressed with their
business acumen as I am with my
So what? Let the yearly contributions continue to accumulate
for another 20 years if need be.
Sooner or later the curve/spiral
has got to come down. At the end of
it all there should be a considerable
sum ready to go to the immediate
construction of a new pool. No
matter what the inflation rate, no
one sneezes at a sizeable chunk of
available cash.
3. Here it comes, the oft wailed
argument "Those naassty jocks
will get it all!" Sure they will, if
you artsies, myself included, won't
get out there and show your stuff.
You have some you know. Make
lots of noise/ Demand your
guaranteed hours and use them!
Make known what you want done
with your 50 per cent student
At any rate there is no pool that
is being under-used in Vancouver
today. Therefore, benefit the
community, lessen the strain on
the local pools and keep those
drinking, smoking students from
influencing our innocent little
darlings in their dubious efforts to
'relate'  to the 'real world'.
In conclusion, if you Mochnacki
honestly believe that the money is
not being properly put towards the
pool, let us know precisely by
whom and how it is being misused.
I will be the first to admit that
there have been some strange
figures published. For example,
Bob Angus reports that $7,500 has
been spent on programming a nonexistent pool in the October 29 issue
of the Ubyssey.
The vacillations on the architects
fees are not much appreciated
either. But Mochanacki and
coherts, in your touching concern
for either Angus or our money do
not destroy what could amount to a
fine and worthwhile accomplishment for all UBC
As it appears now, I do not appreciate your efforts in urging the
student body to break a contract
and run to Dave Barrett for the
resulting unpaid student portion of
the pool.
What a disgraceful waste of
effort, time and money. Perhaps
some of my learned friends
(amazing — it appears they
volunteered) will find the
procedure "legal" but it would
definitely be immoral — Yes
Virginia, I said, immoral.
Heather Manning
law 2 Friday, November 1,  1974
Page 5
Britain got small V conservatives
bad, but speakers were unsure how
bad, except that it was better now
than it was six months ago under
the Tory government.
In the midst of this, Chancellor
Denis Healey was speaking to
world finance ministers in
Washington urging action to ensure that "the tragedy of the 1930s
is not repeated in detail over the
next few years."
He added that "this economic
earthquake of the most turbulent
year for the world economy since
the 1930s had produced not only
inflation, but two other conditions
he termed "stagflation" or even
Otherwise, the Labor party was
claiming that inflation was down to
1-1/2 per cent per annum while the
Conservatives were calling it at 30
per cent and predicting 40 per cent
for next year. It was, as in every
Alternative News Service International
LONDON — Prime Minister Harold Wilson's Labor party, back in
office after the second 1974 election, is sitting shakily on a three-seat
majority that could bring another election in the near future.
But election or not, the slender majority brings fears of by-election
defeats or possible defections that will mean a continuation of the conservative rule of the supposed socialist party. Radicalism is out — if it
was ever in.
It is only this weakness that sweetens the livid reaction by certain
European countries and the United States government. While a strong,
government may have meant introduction of necessary socialist policies,
the result showed the disillusion and apathy of the British people. The
turnout was only 72.8 per cent, down from the high of 78.7 per cent in the
previous February election.
At that time, Conservative Prime Minister Edward Heath had brought
Britain the three-day working week, television closedown at 10:30 p.m.
and electricity blackouts in his battle with unionists.
He called the election, denounced
the coal miners and demanded
"who rules Britain" — the unions
or the government. In effect, the
voters answered "nobody" and
returned a Labor government with
no over-all majority in the House of
Six months of moderate
government by Labor has
managed to undo most of the worst
legislation effected by the Tories
since 1970.
Wilson, aided by left-wing employment minister Michael Foot,
solved the union disputes with a
number of hefty payoffs and
brought industrial peace in the
form of the "social contract", a
vague agreement with the unions.
Labor introduced a rent freeze
until the end of the year, and a new
bill to give protection to tenants of
furnished homes, although this has
brought adverse reaction against
tenants from some landlords.
A March budget raised taxes for
the higher paid members of the
British work force and has persuaded Americans to leave London
since it taxed their external earnings.
Consumer minister Shirley
Williams, acted to regulate prices,
pegging those on 16 essential foods
with government handouts and
banning repricing of labels already
on shop shelves. In July the sales
tax was reduced from 10 to eight
per cent.
Now Labor has won itself a small
majority, but one which might be
considered reasonable in relation
to the number of votes cast. The
result must be seen not as a vote of
confidence for the government, but
as one of indifference to all parties
and perhaps the whole system.
There are 319 members of
Parliament for Labor and 276 for
the Conservatives. The third party,
the Liberals, returned only 13
members, although it gained
almost 20 per cent of the vote. But
those seats and 37 more held by
others means that Labor has a real
majority of only three.
More than any other printed
words, it was the Nuffield college
report on the February election
that described the second vote for
the nation as:
"Elections, as practised in
Britain and other western countries, have come under increasingly critical scrutiny in
recent years. The choices which
the electoral systems and the
political parties offer are plainly
unsatisfactory. The ordinary voter
has increasing doubt whether the
parties are offering him real
All three main party campaigns
were tempered with the cliche
admission that Britain's present
situation is the "greatest economic
crisis" since the Second World
The Liberals followed that with
"unless effective government
action is taken soon this country
faces disaster." Tory leader Ted
Heath gave it a more fashionable
edge with a humble "the crisis
Britain faces is indeed a very
serious crisis indeed."
From the Labor party, there was
agreement that the situation was
British election, a statistics war,
with juggled statistics.
One figure that came too late for
any treatment was the news two
days before the election that the
standard of living had dropped by
four, per cent in three months.
But the situation is worse than a
drop in the standard of living —
some say that the inflation rate in
Britain threatens a coup, and the
apathetic attitude of the people
virtually confirms it. The main
problem is that there are too many
people in Britain, and not enough
resources to feed, clothe and keep
them in the style to which they are
accustomed to living.
The Labor government has introduced a new way of dealing with
the result of this balance of
payments deficit — borrowing
from the Shah of Iran and other
• Arab oil sheiks with the repayment
date set some time after the North
Sea oil provides the British
government with its own finance.
At the same time, the government
is trying to buy into the companies
drilling oil so that it can make
extra cash when the black ooze
starts flowing.
Coupled with this is the Labor
promise to maintain full employment, which unfortunately
means lower wages. To maintain
this tightrope policy takes more
than politicians in a British
government but the new government with its slender majority is
confident that it will succeed with
that vague agreement known as
the "social contract."
It was a term used by
Machiavelli in his Florentine
history, and achieved currency in
the writings of Hobbes, Locke and
Rousseau. In the present case, the
contract is an admission by the
government that the unions could
bring it down with a similar
recognition by the unions that if
they did, either the Tories would
return with their three-day week,
or there would be something even
worse — the coup.
The only problem is that no one
has been truthful enough to explain
the whole disastrous situation to
the people — that, contrary to
Labor's election slogan, "Britain
will (never) win," again. Without
the explanation, Harold Wilson is
somewhat honest when he says:
going, as he suggested, on
television and painfully explaining
economic policies to the working
class people he has consciously
It seemed a little hard to see Ted
Heath, with his yacht and town
house, in the image of Fidel Castro.
The alternative to his plan, said
Heath, was a British communist
state under the Labor party. He
reported that the neo-Marxist left
now dominated the Labor party,
and that its first priority was the
permanent alteration of Britain.
"Todo this they rely on fear," he
said, "your fear, everybody's
fear." For the people, the threats
were wasted, as was Heath's
earlier promise not to criticize
other party's policies.
"There is no other way, no
one has produced a credible
alternative policy.''
"There is no other way, no one has
produced a credible alternative
Heath's attempt at the latter
during the campaign was to
suggest a government of "national
unity," a coalition of all three
parties, but only after a Conservative victory.
Unfortunately for the Tories, the
people could not really see dapper
Ted   with   his   ultra-white   teeth
At the polls, the people decided
that the bitter pill of economic ruin
is just a little sweeter with Labor
and its "social contract." If it fails,
the price and wage controls
threatened by the other two parties
will be enforced by Labor anyway.
For the British, this vote was a
postponement of the reality, and a
hope that this depressed island
might survive with its democracy
under Labor.
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From page 1
First, the bookstore. Next to food
services, this operation has been
subject to the majority of student
bitches since it first went into
One reason might be that in the
fiscal year 1972-73, the bookstore
lost $136,646. But in the fiscal year
ended Mar. 31, 1974, this operation
made $175,306 in profits.
The latter figure represents a net
increase in revenue of more than
228 per cent.
The financial statement
published by the university does
not reveal how the bookstore
managed to effect such a dramatic
increase in net profits. If you don't
believe that, the bookstore will sell
you a lithographed copy of the
statement — for $5.
Second, food services. Although
food services head Robert Bailey
has yet to stop complaining of
rising food and labor costs, his
campus operation is the only
university business operation that
balanced its revenues and expenditures to the penny: revenues
of $1,418,753 exactly match expenditures of $1,418,753.
However, residence food services, also managed by Bailey,
didn't do so well with a net loss of
$29,146. And the university still has
to pay off an outstanding loan of
$796,043 ... the money used to pay
for the SUB cafeteria.
Third, housing services. These
are divided into two categories,
single and family although the
majority   are   of   course   single
Statement figures indicate that
family accommodations are where
the profits are: family housing
services made $41,456 while single
housing services lost $224,119.
However, a few calculations not
provided in the financial statement
help to explain the housing profit
disparity. Family services
revenues are about 23 per cent of
single residence services revenue.
But family services expenditures
are only 19.8 per cent of single
services expenditures.
The largest expenditure for
single students residences is the
$1,323,061 needed to help pay off the
loans taken out to help build the
These loans currently total
$17,112,196. By comparison, the
married students' residence,
Acadia Park, has an outstanding
loan of only $4,261,860.
However, the huge amounts the
university has yet to pay off are
made much more palatable in
these days of high inflation
because, with the exception of
three bank loans at 10,10 and 9-1/2
per cent interest, the rest of the
interest rates vary from a piddly 5-
1/8 per cent to 7-7/8 per cent.
As a percentage of total expenditures, salaries and wages for
family residences operations are
only 13.7 per cent. But for single
residences the figure is almost
double at 27 per cent.
Part of the reason for this difference may be that when the
university swings into its lucrative
summer convention business,
which mostly take up single
residence space, the large support
staff must still be maintained.
The 73-74 fiscal year single
residence loss of $224,119 is
somewhat reduced by the injection
of accumulated reserves into the
budget — down to a loss of $110,875.
Whether or not this loss indicates
an increase for students living in
residences in the fiscal year 1975-76
remains to be seen since rates for
this year were boosted 7.2 per cent.
As in all financial statements,
the university's assets and
liabilities balance at $199,347,005.
What this means to students, who
contributed just more than 10 per
cent of UBC's operating revenue of
$98,192,113, and to the people of
B.C., who kicked in $62,720,000, is
something the financial statement
cannot convey.
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Ivor Harries' little button box
It is Saturday in Vancouver. The
sky is overcast and it's not warm.
Ivor Harries, actor and man at
large, pushes his ancient bicycle
up the sidewalk and, though he
only knows the man from a
telephone conversation, he smiles
in his direction. He has been
swimming; his swim suit and towel
lay flat in the basket on the handle
bars. He tries to swim every day,
regardless of the weather; though
sometimes, he has to force himself.
"The artist is respected by
everybody." Ivor tells me over tea,
"he can be in a penthouse one night
and the next eating with peasants
in a.hovel."
He is fond of metaphor, what he
calls "analogy". He talks about the
spider web of society: those
delicate strands of intertwining
relations suspended in the corners
of the earth. He mentions the
complexity of this society compared to Shakespeare's world, and
HARRIES ... Beachcomber star.
the difficulty this complexity
presents to the character actor.
The plumber now dresses like
the banker, the banker like a
hippie. He claims the true artist
never gets caught in the web. He
gives me the metaphor of the
button box, a memory from his
childhood in Wales.
"Whenever I lost a button, they'd
tell me to look in the button box.
And when you opened the button
box there were literally thousands
of buttons in it, collected over
many years, all different sizes and
shapes and colors."
I meet Tricia, the waitress, and
Gord, the^man who works in the
kitchen of the Dover Inn. We finish
our tea. Ivor tells me that the
secret is trying to make people
comfortable when they're with you
without being a do-gooder.
He is taking me to the "club,"
the Dover Arms, soon to be opened
as a neighborhood pub, as soon as
the licencing business is taken care
of. It is only a couple of doors down
the block. As we go, Ivor stops to
say a few words to a friend, a
retired news journalist. Making it
"You have to give to grow," Ivor
tells me. "The artist gives of
himself to society and both of them
The club is very small. It holds
about 45-50 people, Ivor says, with
additional space for about 15 more
to stand. Ivor will help out a few
nights a week when it opens. We
choose a table near a window and
Ivor opens the curtains so my pen
can see where it's going.
"The artist has equilibrium.
That's the key," he offers. I
question him about the notorious
artistic ego. He gives me the cake:
the artist's talents make up the
cake and the cherry that sits in the
centre after the cake is ic« is the
ego, the ultimate focal centre of the
thing. The ego can be intrusive
when the artist is unsure of himself
and his talents. But it is necessary
for drive and showmanship."
Ivor doesn't think it's good for
anything else.
My pen is scribbling
energetically on my note pad. An
old broadsword, mounted on a
piece of wood, hangs on the wall
just over Ivor's head. Rudyard
Kipling joins us. Ivor recites a
stanza from a popular lyric poem
If. A man and his poetry are inseparable.
Ivor studied at the Royal
Academy in the 30s and graduated
to London's West End as an understudy, before the trade unions,
when an actor had to worry about
his next job. He has consciously
developed himself into a character
actor, specializing in dialects and
the interpretation of Shakespeare.
He has only to reach into the
button box of his mind to produce a
character. He goes through several
versions of the Little Miss Muffet
fairy tale, changing from the
growling consonantal ferocity of
the Scots to the tongue-tripping
levity of the Irish, from the
sonorous solemnity of the English
to the featureless anonymity of the
He came to Canada on a working
holiday, stopping to visit relatives
across the country. He worked in
Toronto doing stage and radio. He
did some farming on the prairies.
He came to Vancouver.
In  Vancouver,   he   opened   in
Keeping with our policy of
presenting social and artistic
commentary in a thematic perspective, Page Friday this week
examines the expressions, the
backgrounds and the problems of
the local artist.
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Darkness at Noon, a play that went
east and won the Dominion Drama
festival, although Ivor did not go
with it. His most rewarding stage
roles were Otto Frank in The Diary
of Anne Frank, a part from the
"steam of history", and Lord
Burley in the play Mary Stewart at
the International Festival here.
He remembers particularly a
play called Journey's End, which
he has done in several different
countries, because it was the kind
of play where every part seemed to
be the best part. He recalls doing a
play at UBC under the stage
management of Nora Gregory,
whom he particularly remembers.
Ivor maintains that stage
management is 100 per cent of a
play's success.
He no longer does the stage,
though. He left it to spend some
time in politics as a Liberal cabinet
minister's public relations agent.
He sees no contradiction between
his political days and his life as an
actor: the actor never gets caught
up in the role he plays.
"The basis of acting," says Ivor,
"is the public, and ferreting
through Shakespeare."
We talk of commercialism, how
the media destroys talent, inflates
the ego so the artist loses his
equilibrium, unable to distinguish
between the role and the talent.
And of the academy awards. How,
he asks, can someone choose a best
actor when they are all playing
different roles?
I ask him bluntly where is he
going with his career now.
He's doing films and television.
He does commercials and he's
Smitty in the CBC series The
Beachcombers, a part he enjoys
playing. He coaches students. But
most important to Ivor, he has
time. He is established and he has
time to sit and talk with me for an
He once asked a friend: "You've
made a million bucks, what are
you doing going after a second?"
He explains: "The million is
driving him on to the second and
the third and the fourth. . . .
happiness seeps away."
I ask Ivor if an actor can make a
living here, plying his trade in
Vancouver. "No," he replies, "an
actor must drift unless he does
other things."
The interview is over. There is a
brass clarion hanging from one of
the ceiling beams and a silver
hunting horn in the frame of the
door. We leave the club and walk
up the street to the bicycle. Ivor
will cycle home and get me a
photograph. He stops to exchange
news with another friend, a
dialogue about Greek brothers and
musicians being paid at less than
union wages.
We move on.
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Western roots mark poet Geddes
Garry Geddes, who gave a reading last
week in the Buchanan building, is the second
Canadian poet to visit UBC in the series of
campus visits organized by the Canada
Once again the reading was very badly
advertised and the brief note in 'This Week
at UBC,' even managed to get the title of
Geddes's best-known book wrong.
Geddes is a writer to watch for, with five
books already to his credit and another on
the way. Thetovo course-book anthologies he
edited — 20th Century Poetry and Poetics
and Fifteen Canadian Poets — are
byproducts of his early teaching career, but
now he has abandoned the academic world
to go freelance.
He describes himself wryly as "typically
Canadian, buggered by the Rockies" — a
reference to his migration from the Prairies
to the West Coast to Toronto and the East
and now back to Victoria.
Geddes read a selection from the Rivers
Inlet and Snakeroot volumes as well as the
single long poem Letter of the Master of
Geddes said this last work was inspired by
an illustration of drowning horses in a
geography textbook which he had to study
while a UBC student over a decade ago. We
were also treated to a reading from a long
poem in progress about Paul Joseph
Chartier, Canada's 'mad bomber' who blew
himself up in a men's room of the House of
Commons some years ago. This work, entitled War and Other Measures, will be
Geddes's next publication.
Geddes gave an interview after the
Q. You mentioned you were once a
student at UBC.
Geddes. Yes, from 1958 to 1962. Vancouver has spawned a lot of writers and
when I was a student, I was in a class with
George Bowering and Lionel Kearns. They
ran Tish magazine, which was set up in
opposition to Earle Birney, who was the
presiding writer at that point, in order to
assassinate the father-figure in poetry. They
were all influenced by Black Mountain poets
like Creeley and Duncan. While they were
involved with poetry, I was doing religion.
At that stage I was planning to be a Baptist
preacher, so my connections with the
Vancouver scene are purely geographical,
not artistic. I've spent most of my time since
1962 in Toronto.
Q. How do you feel about poets making a
living by teaching on the campus?
Geddes. I think that in Canada we've got
a tradition of teacher poets. E. J. Pratt was
a great teacher besides being a good poet.
Irving Layton is an absolutely devoted
teacher who pours himself into his teaching.
His students love him. Most universities are
geared toward academic and scholarly
pursuits and since I liked teaching I was
drained at the end of the day. There's
nothing left; all your best images are tossed
out over the class. But there are a few
people like George Bowering at Simon
Fraser who is probably the most prolific
writer in Canada today and he manages
very well.
Q. You must have used up a lot of time
and energy putting together your anthology
20th Century Poetry and Poetics.
Geddes. I was a graduate student at
Toronto, with a broken marriage and a
family to support. I was paying an enormous
amount of money to support my family that
I wasn't living with, and I thought I'll never
get out from under this unless I -do
something, and I conceived of this anthology. It took me 18 months of work, at the
same time I was doing my Ph.D.
Q. Could you say some more about the
mad bomber and your poem?
Geddes. He's our answer to Guy Fawkes.
The image in the poem of the 'penny for the
guy mister' is the beginning of this allusion.
Chartier of course is not at that point conscious of his destiny. I think Chartier was a
really important man. He was quite possibly
a fool, but he was one of those fools whose
final act was maybe greater than he was.
My Chartier is totally fictitious really, I've
just taken a real incident and tried to find
some psychological justification for it. I
might have done a documentary and looked
up all the details of his life, but somehow I
felt that his gesture was more important
than he was.
I'm simply working with the final act of
either self destruction or of failed
assassination as something that seemed to
me really important in Canada, because the
FLQ bombings began just a little while after
that, and although the FLQ had no truck
with Chartier it seemed a prefiguring of
what was going on.
Q. Does your poetry come to you spontaneously?
Geddes. I have a hard time writing out of
my personal experience. Sitting down and
spinning from your loins like a spider all
your domestic experiences that mean
something to you — I think I need a certain
distance from myself and the material. I
feel really comfortable using point of view
as in Letter of the Master of Horse and War
and Other Measures.
Q. I was struck by  the sparseness of
Letter of the Master of Horse. A certain kind
of poet would have deepened its texture by
using, say, the obvious analogue of
Coleridge's Ancient Mariner.
Geddes. I don't think that the classical
analogies or literary allusions add very
much. Only if you are writing for an exclusively academic audience. I'm interested
in writing to people that I know. I'd like to
write poems that my family could understand, and the Snakeroot poems are an
attempt to do that. I don't have a classical
education, and I came to Homer and Dante
and such-like very late in life.
Q. Your books are produced in fairly
expensive editions so that they become
esthetic objects as well as volumes of poetry
— do you feel that cuts you off from a
potential audience?
Geddes. The small presses are more open
to new poetry. I'd be delighted to be
published in a 95 cent paperback, but the
economics of small press publishing just
don't permit that. A lot of the small
publishers are people who are interested in
graphics and in printing, and sometimes
their interest in language is marginal. They
have to satisfy their own urges to produce
attractive books. I'd very much like to get
my work published in a simple Selected
Poems. That's the thing that another ex-
UBC poet, Tom Wayman, is concerned
McClelland and Stewart published his
book Waiting For Wayman and Tom's a
working-class poet, or at least he identifies
himself very much with social issues and
suddenly he finds himself with this expensive book, and the people that he thinks
he's speaking to can't afford to buy it.
The next Canadian poet to be reading his
work at UBC in this series is the well-known
writer F. R. Scott, who will be here Nov. 6.
"the fight for this ended with no flourish.
Underground control feeds art
Gordon Payne who is essentially a painter
but is presently a filmaker was born in Ash-
croft and later attended UBC. While
studying education he met and was influenced by Gordon Smith, known for his
clean hard edge paintings.
This can be seen in his Payne's own hard
edge paintings but with a different twist. He
has been very much into the transcendental
meditation, psychdelia, chemicals, Gestalt,
bodyworks, and at times the psychiatric
Of the more obvious effects seen in his
paintings are the one which employ the law
of simultaneous contrasts.
When someone looks at a color with some
degree of intensity and concentration a
chemical reaction occurs in your eye
causing you to see the opposite color when
you look away. An example of this would be
staring at a red object, glancing away, then
"seeing" an imprint of the object in green.
Not only  is   this  involuntary  reaction
manipulation going on in his paintings but
the forms in which they are constructed
control the path your eye takes in viewing
There is tremendous potential energy in
them, your eyes are never allowed to rest.
His circular canvases spin the eyeballs
unmercilessly, like a merry-go-round gone
This same kind of underground control is
also at work in his films. Payne uses
st*bing black and white images, tightly
piecing together positive and negative
snippets which when projected flicker so
vividly they create illusions of color.
This is the physiological basis of. his
movies — supersaturation and overloading
of the senses, brain waves rocketing off the
oscillator charts. His films Tantra,
Meditation and Two Short Films are
children of this technique. A concrete poem
written by Lionel Kearns form the basis of
structure of Birth of God Mandala.
The one and zero are flashed in their infinite combinations. The seemingly random
imagery evolves into strong rhythms, thus
detracting from the film's visual importance
to the metaphysical.
Payne got into film quite by accident.
Several years ago while he was in London on
a Canada Council grant, he could not find
studio space for painting so he asked that his
program be changed to film which was
granted. As he developed a style in film, he
saw his paintings were like artistic
groundwork for his films. Not surprisingly
his films could almost qualify as kinetic
Now that Payne has established himself
as an experimental filmaker, he wants to
return to painting.
Currently he believes he has done "too
much objective, pseudo-scientific, rational
thinking." He wants to get back into a "gut
flowing reaction state" which to him means
First however he has three films he is
currently working on. Watch for them.
They're good.
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Murals rare sight in city
Murals are a rare sight in Vancouver. The
Pier Group and Mural Company is a group
of artists that have come together to fill that
need. They hope to establish themselves as,.a
group on a permanent basis by working on
the project of putting murals inside and
outside the many buildings in town.
A mural differs from a painting by the
very fact that it becomes an integral part of
the structure it occupies. While ordinary
paintings are merely decofations that add to
the atmosphere of a room, murals can actually define the environment of a room or
They can be used to either enhance the
environment or to change it altogether. For
example, imagine a room with one wall
painted with the scene that would be visible
if the wall were not there, or imagine a
building downtown painted to fool the eye by
matching the background it is hiding.
The pier group and mural company has
been together for six months in their quest to
specialize in,painting murals. So far it has
been a difficult struggle.
The obvious place for a mural is on or in a
government building. They have been
successful in inspiring enthusiasm for their
plans among government officials, but
bureaucracy is not easily shifted into new
Needless to say, enthusiasm has not yet
been translated into commissions. Private
firms are nearly equally difficult to sell.
They too are enthusiastic, but they are also
reluctant to part with their money. The pier
group has been tantalizing close to getting
three or four commissions without actually
succeeding in closing the deal.
Currently the group is trying to interest
the various government funding agencies in
their work. They are exploring their
chances with the federal and provincial art
budgets, with Canada Council grants, and
with the art bank.
The most promising possibility is their
Local Initiatives Program application. They
have managed to get Mayor Art Phillips to
support the application. Hope" is high in the
collective that this will come through and
Fantasy surreal work
In December the Burnaby Art Gallery will
be having a four person show entitled
Fantasy. Marilyn "Katz will be represented
in this show by 30 of her drawings.
Fantasy, the dream-like, and the surreal
are major elements in Katz' work. What
makes an artist like Marilyn Katz portray
the world in the manner she does? Unfortunately she, like many artists, is unable
to express the ideas that play a role in her
She simply does her art until the ideas
develop   themselves.   When   pressed   she
Europe likes
them more
Western Front Lodge is a local artists'
group with a larger following in Europe than
here. Michael Morris is one of the moving
forces of this group.
There is a wide range of activities that
Morris has covered in the last few years. In
the late 60s just after his education in
art schools in Vancouver and London, he
went through a phase of exploring conventional painting.
From these concerns with more
traditional problems in art, Morris has
moved into the problem of interaction in art.
On one side he has founded an artists
communications network called Image
Bank to facilitate communication between
artists. On the other he has moved into
creating participatory situations to involve
the audience.
The Image Bank is a communication
system based on the mail system where they
correspond by means of a collage postcard.
Image Bank has created an art exhibit from
a collection of these postcards.
Western Front Lodge is involved in exploring the new art forms. They sponsor
poetry readings, a new music series, and
performance events. They are currently
seeking government funds to support these
surmises that her work takes on the air of
fantasy because that is how she would like to
see the world.
Katz, like most artists, finds it difficult to
constantly invent new ideas and new
techniques for expressing those ideas.
Consequently she finds that her work falls
into series. Each series is centered around
one creative idea and is developed by
playing with various means to express it.
Her vegetable series began when she saw
a commercial with an Idaho potato flying
through the air. After toying with the idea
she developed one very nice landscape with
breasts and potatoes.
Why would a female artist treat the sexual
theme of women's breasts? Katz said
recently that she simply finds the form of a
breast a pleasing subject to treat. Indeed,
she finds the feminine form has more interest to her as an artist than the male.
Katz has taken a long time in
establishing herself as an artist. .Rather
than turning toward art as a career, she
entered university and obtained a degree in
education. Finally at age of 22 she began to
seriously work on her art. For the last eight
years her work has been interspersed with
periods of teaching.
Since she does not expect to make a living
from her art, she has decided to get her
masters degree in art education. The degree
will make it possible to find a part-time
teaching position at the college level. This
would allow her to pursue her career
without financial worries.
Katz faces the problem common to all
artists: how hard should she push her work.
If an artist wants to live by her art the
pressures toward commercialism are
enormous. Katz is seeking to keep her art
free of this by finding a career that enables
her to pursue her art without prostituting it.
Another difficult question for an artist is
when and where to exhibit. This is a question
of standards. Some galleries have no quality
and one can easily exhibit there. But will
that prejudice the artist's reputation?
Marilyn Katz has decided to exhibit only at
the better galleries even if this means that
she sells very little or has to wait a long
they will finally be able to begin creating
their vision of Vancouver with murals.
The projected plan of operation once the
commissions start coming in is the
following. Various members will do sketches for the proposed mural. Once a sketch
is accepted it would be photographed and
blown up to an image of the appropriate
size. This would then be used to make
stencils for the mural. The group would all
involve themselves in the painting of the
Seven members form the company:
Robert Amos, Muriel Coleman, J. C. Scott,
Chris Anne Statacos, Christine Workman,
Lenni Workman and Tom Evans. Members
of the group have had some experience in
working on murals. Robert Amos did a
fiberglass relief mural in the Bramalea,
Ont. Civic Centre, caricaturing the North
American landscape.
Lenni Workman has done a mural for the
Surrey Municipal hall.
Many reasons have played a role in bring
the pier group together:
• they are all from Ontario and had know
each other back there;
• they all desire a lifestyle that eliminates
• murals are big projects that will allow
the individuals to merge themselves into a
joint enterprise;
• each of the group wants to avoid the art
world defined by the galleries. Galleries are
not a place to expose your work to the real
public. Also, they are not really receptive to
the work of young artists.
Everybody in the group has worked for
several years as individual artists. For
example, Christine Workman, one of the
original founders of the group, has been in
town for eight years. While pursuing her art,
she has found work as a commercial artist
and as an instructor at Douglas College.
Currently she is part of a group show at the
Raymond Chow Gallery.
'DANCE OF  HORROR  (1971) ... typifiei
Felt point pens can b
Felt point pens are not usually thought of
as an artistic medium. Yet Dennis Willie has
spent five years of very productive effort
demonstrating their potential.
The decision to go his own way in
materials he uses is characteristic of Dennis
Willie. Art demands a great deal of self-
direction and determination and Willie has
both of these qualities in abundance. He has
doggedly pursued an art career despite
what he calls attempts by family and art
teachers to discourage him. Success is now
coming as his reward for perseverence in
the face of these discouragements.
Willie graduated from art school in 1968.
For the next two years he worked
sporadically at part-time jobs while working
full time on his sketchbooks. He passed his
days on tbe beaches and in the parks doing a
visual diary. Then in 1969 this work began to
take shape as a series of sketch books that
trace an imaginary character named Fez
through journeys in distant lands. Originally
the sketches were intended to be
illustrations for a novel that Willie was to
This work was first exhibited at the Mary
Frazee Gallery in October, 1970. A few
months later he had a successful one-man
show at the same gallery. Since then he has
had shows at the Equinox and Burnaby Art
Galleries. This November he will have his
first show outside Vancouver — an
exhibition at the Norman McKenzie Gallery
in Regina.
The income from sales of his work has not
yet made Willie self-supporting. Like most
artists he takes on part-time jobs to supplement his income.
Last March Willie got a Local Initiatives
Project grant to support his art work. Under
the Local Initiatives Program, the government provides all artists with a standard
$400 a month earned by selling pieces of
their work to the government. The plan is a
real godsend for young local artists while
the grants last. Unfortunately the grants
last for only three months.
Willie's work has a kind of hostility in it,
presenting a disturbing kind of space. In his
early work cold, hard-eyed women and men
It is not a well known fact that the educatio
notable artists. One such person is Sam BI
Why does an artist choose to be an educate
financial and partly tempermental. When Bi
says he had a choice to make. Would he dev
world or take up a career that combi
Sam Black is convinced that if you are c
not take your time from you. An artist will
during those times that others spend in lei
tainly his work has not suffered from his con
Painting is a form of education, it teachi
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Friday,  November  1,   1974 ied local scene
Life, art can't be split
"disturbing" form of artist Dennis Willie.
nth hooks and crutches were the prominent
lements. Recently his work has begun to
titroduce a foreboding environment. The
jsh vegetation is threatening to push the
urnan figures out of the picture.
Although the themes would seem to
emand some kind of psychological ex-
lanation, Willie is unwilling to attempt to
erbalize what his work expresses.
"Art is meant to be a visual thing and not _
verbal thing. Talking about it will go on
orever without getting at it," he says.
"Art is a personal thing — you just do it. If
ritics want to read things into it that is
Life and art are inseparable for Ralf
Kelman. Currently he is very involved in an
environmental awareness project called
Light Probe, which he created in response to
his experience with the lighting in the city.
As an artist he was sensitive to the differences among the various sources of
artificial light. Modern high intensity lights
are built for power efficiency and not for the
"naturalness" of their light. These lamps
produce strange effects on colors at night.
The natural question that follows is what
effect do they have on people.
Light Probe has taken Ralf Kelman on two
nationwide trips and gained him a fair
amount of notoriety. He was recently
featured in a front page article in the
Chicago Tribune. Light Probe has also led
Kelman into the public schools of Vancouver
where he gives a presentation intended to
make the children aware of light.
Presently, he is scheduled to have a show
at the Vancouver Art Gallery. It will
combine both the artistic and political
qualities of Kelman's recent work. Speaking
about this coming show in a recent interview
he said, "this will be the first time that the
age of incandescence is exposed."
It will be "the first major light pollution
exposition." There will be documented light
sculptures of Vancouver and Toronto; slides
of the lightscapes throughout the world,
documentation of the artist's involvement in
politics, and a showing of some drawings
and paintings with a lighting theme.
Kelman did not enter art in a conventional
manner. After high school he spent the
summer doing portraits of homes to earn
some money. For four years he did odd jobs
and spent his time on his art. In 1968 he
began his Toronto Series.
This series of drawings experiments with
color patches inside a drawing and are
designed to draw the eye in and then make it
rebound. It is interesting that Kelman had
already done most of the Toronto Series
before he entered art school. It was the
Toronto Series that was exhibited at the
Mary Frazee Gallery in 1970.
Kelman spent only one year at the Van-
Art gone, design lives
Lionel Thomas is an artist whose works
are well represented on our campus.
The Pacific Rim Mural in SUB is a
work that the students on campus commissioned. The mosaic mural outside Brock
Hall, entitled Symbols from Education,
and the bronze bas relief St. Mark and the
Lion at St. Mark's College are other works
of his that can be found on campus.
Art is dead for Thomas for many different
reasons. Great art costs too much. Expensive art leads only to the hoarding of
great pieces in distant galleries.
Artists are suffering from the same
productivity demands as the modern
worker. These demands spell the end to
certain kinds of art.
Thirdly, the great institutions that en-
faculty harbors artist
sensitive to the textures and colors of things and his painting helps to
convey to us an appreciation of this sensitivity.
Art also educates us to see things in a new way. Primitives find the
forest to be fearful, dark, and mysterious, the landscape painters
have allowed us to experience the forest in more pleasant ways.
Sam Black is involved in the art rental scheme at the Vancouver Art
Gallery and galleries in other cities. He welcomes this as a means for
getting his paintings into homes when they would not otherwise circulate beyond the art gallery. It provides the public with a chance to
become truly acquainted with his work be seeing it day after day. The
scheme has its benefits for him because it generates familiarity with
his work and sometimes results in sales. If the rented work is sold, the
rent is applied to the price.
Uty harbors several
e reasons are partly
nished art school he
aself fully to the art
art  with other in-
ted to art a job will
me for his art work
ime activities. Cer-
| careers.
io see. An artist is
dowed art are dead. Instead of religions
pouring great sums out to artists to create
religious art, we have only the middle
classes buying decorative pieces.
Fourthly, art as a monument is dead
because man is now turning away from
earth and looking to the stars. The future
cities will be in space.
Perhaps one of the greatest reasons for
the death of art is the sheer fact that today
we live in a rich sensory environment that
deprives great monumental art of its
powerful imagery. Instead of the dark huts
of the past, today we live in homes with wide
windows, mirrors, and — most importantly
— a television. These feed us a rich blend of
images that undermine the vitality of art.
He received his training in art before the
Second World War. Toward the end of the
war he worked for a year as an instructor at
the Vancouver Art School. Then in 1950 he
joined the School of Architecture at UBC
and in 1964 joined the fine arts department.
The evolution of Lionel Thomas' ideas and
work has several phases. Following the
Second World War he worked in non-
objective art.
This led him to involvement with The
Image Smashing School of Art in San
Francisco in. 1955 and to acquaintance with
the celebrated artists Mark Rothko and
Hans Hofmann.
In 1968 his work suddenly took a new
direction. Since that year he has been intrigued with astrophysical and molecular
concepts. His art has tried to explore these
new areas of science.
couver Art School. He entered almost on the
spur of the moment and saw it simply as an
opportunity to give himself space to work in,
time to talk to people, and a chance to
wander around the city. Art school can help
you only if you already know where you
want to go and what your style is.
Like- many local artists Kelman has
managed to follow his unique vision of art
and artistic involvement only by supporting
himself with part-time work and government support. Over the years he has had two
Canada Council and one LIP grant.
Onley's main
Landscapes are Toni Onley's main concern. He currently has a show at the Bau-xi
Gallery which features a recent series of
watercolors of the Artie.
As a youth Onley was limited in his artistic development by his relativeJsolation
from the world art scene. He was raised on
the Isle of Man where the local art world
consisted of 19th century watercolor landscapes.
Consequently, the style of Onley's early
work reflected these influences. Indeed, he
insists that his work is distinctive because
he did not have the North American experience at this period in his work.
Toni Onley's artistic career began in 1957.
Until this time he had worked as an architect in Penticton. From 1957 to 1960 he
lived in Mexico and studied at a school of art
there with the help of a scholarship.
The trip to Mexico allowed him to build up
a portfolio of work. On his return to Vancouver he was able to take advantage of ^
piece of good luck and put on a one man
show at the Vancouver Art Gallery. His
career had begun.
It is a firm conviction of Onley that the
most productive years of an artist are those
first hard years. During these financially
lean times the young artists are forced to
congregate at those places where living
expenses are cheap. Being thrust
physically together by financial need
stimulates the interaction of ideas between
artists. In later years an affluent artist
moves into suburbia and loses this personal
It is not easy to get Onley to discuss the
motivations behind his work. He believes
that every artist has a theme present in his
earliest works which will draw the artist
back again and again. Landscapes are
Onley's theme.
"My landscapes are of very lonely places.
Maybe it is because I am afraid of loneliness
that I paint them." He paints what he fears
in order to conquer it, just as he now flies in
his own plane even though he dislikes
The advice that Onley offers to young
artists is not too encouraging. He feels it is
necessary to take a part-time job to support
.yourself. This, he believes protects an artist
from the pressures of the marketplace.
Onley himself never participated in an
artists' collective, he is too private a man.
The situation with galleries is getting
more difficult for young artists. The
economics of running a gallery make it
prohibitive to risk promoting young artists'
careers. The best hope for young artists is
the hope that the government will step in
and fund the galleries to support young
Canadian art.
The saddest piece of advice that Onley can
offer is that art is not democratic. Talent is
not spread evenly some sell, some fail.
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Artists within 'limitations'
The solo performer, the guy with a piano
to accompany his own singing, is a popular
figure in North America. He's Scott Joplin's
"entertainer", he's Bogey's Sam, he's a guy
with a tune to play and a thousand faces on
the tip of his tongue. And these guys are real
artists within their own limitations.
Kelly Crowe has been doing a solo act for
three or four years now. His career started
at age 11, some 16 years ago, back in
Regina, Saskatchewan. As Crowe explains
it, "another kid on the block had a guitar
and I had a guitar and from there we took
them to school to play on Red Cross days on
Friday and then we decided we were famous
enough to try a grade eight graduation."
His career is long and varied. He went
from weekend rock and roll bands to
travelling with rock groups to lounge acts to
having his own trio and doing the "steak and
lobster" circuit to backing Meta Roy, a jazz
organist and Gordie Tapp, country and
western performer.
Two years ago he came to Vancouver,
deciding first not to get into music again.
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However, he changed his mind when a
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says he's been going steady since.
Crowe opened a high-tempo place called
Harry C's here but Puccini's restaurant on
Main, where he now works, is much more
relaxed. Crowe calls it more of a "family"
bar. What it is a 'holding' bar where folks
wait for their tables to be ready upstairs.
The crowd turns over regularly.
The kind of music he plays are
"recognizable tunes done by well-known
artists". He says the type of audience he
plays to expects him to do things they want
to hear, though he complains of a lack of
creative expression in what he's doing. It's
limited to "how you can arrange someone
else's material tastefully and creatively."
While he plays basically the same stuff
now as he did at Harry C's, there is a
marked difference in the way it comes
across. He says the atmosphere at Puccini's
doesn't really affect his music much, except
he has to shift gears from mood to mood as
the crowd changes.
I asked him why he did this type of thing,
given its limiting effect on his talents. He
was frank. He likes the money. But he
augments his income by serving as an
elementary school counselor.
PANGO PANGO (UNS) — The Daily Blah
reports neo-fahrmenian activity in certain
covert places, not revealed by sources.
Hairy puce blorgs are reported to be
preparing  contrary  measures  aimed   at_
eradicating fahrmenian distinctions at their
root. But at press time there was still need of
disguise to avoid unnecessary and reactionary hoarding.
Sources close to the fahrmenian association have indicated radical innovations in
the country's small ingrown population
suggesting important new roles for fahrmenian intellectuals at the expense of the
blorgs. The blorgs are reported considering
He says that, while there's really not
much personal input into his music in the
bar, he enjoys playing and meeting appreciative people. He considers a good night
one in which he can "lose himself in the
piano and at the same time have other
people enjoy it." He indicated that it also
has a certain therapeutic value. Anyway,
Crowe points out, it's not something he'll do
for the rest of his life.
However he does hope to record some of
his own material. The CRTC's Canadian-
content regulations could give him the
Could he make a living doing this type of
thing? "Yes." However, he adds that there
is no security in this type of work. The jobs
he has had have come to him from people
hearing him play and wanting him to play
for their bar. But, he says, he can't imagine
that always being the case.
Of the music he plays, what is his
favorite? The relaxed ballad type of song.
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Fantastic planet
animated epic
The starship of our animated imaginations
is now rapidly approaching the large planet
Yam and its nebulous blue moon, the
"Fantastic Planet", at light speed where all
is seen in subdued pastels through our
Excitement mounts aboard ship as we are
about to land. Now swooping in low over the
lush landscape of Yam our spaceship eases
itself down in a veldt of spectacular
parkland with a mighty hydraulic hiss.
Eagerly we step out of the elevator portals
Fantastic Planet
Directed by Rene Laloux
Screenplay by Laloux & Roland Topor
Graphic Animation by Joseph Kabrt & J.
At the Dunbar Theatre
to greet this brave new world in our space
suits. We are met and mix with a curious but
non-hostile tribe of men and women like
ourselves but clad in primitive Stone Age
loincloth and calling themselves, the Ohms.
But suddenly our idyl is rudely interrupted. Dagues — giant alien children
over 40 feet tall, attack us with huge butterfly nets. These big Yamlings scoop us all
up like insects even as we run screaming in
terror to escape.
At this point you wake up from your
science fiction nightmare to realize the
sheepish dream cliche that it was all a
fantasy, that you are still alive on earth, not
shrunken to Lilliputian size, and have only
recently seen the acclaimed animated
feature Fantastic Planet by Rene Laloux.
Indeed this fantastically engrossing
Cannes Film Festival 1973 prizewinner, a
co-French Czechoslovakian production,
may even begin to happily haunt you. It has
in all sincerity renewed my interest and
faith in the "magic" of the animated picture
People be warned however, that you may
not find the action movement up to par with
Walt Disney's acetate speedsters (a la
Robin Hood and of course Peter Pan). You
may find both plot obscure and definitely not
at the scatalogically slambang pace of
Ralph Bashki's big animated bananas —
Fritz the Cat and Heavy Traffic.
Instead Laloux's fanzine flicker sets a
softly sedate almost conversationally rung
narrative pace that at first fascinates and
then draws you in.
Laloux's animated method differs too, in
that he does not rely upon mounds of
transparent acetate sheeting to move his
creations. Rather, he uses brilliant acetate
backgrounds with superbly cut out, colored
and hinged paper characters.
The cut-out puppets are probably the main
reason for the slow pace of the animation
although with this slowdown in movement
comes a great deal of grace and natural
childlike charm which the picture definitely
Anyone interested in incestuous
politicking can read revolution, revolt and
liberation into the wafer-thin plot —
especially if one considers the French and
Czechoslovakian animators to be among the
most rabid European revolutionaries.
But that is what happens in Steven Wul's
sci-fi novel upon which the film is based.
Tiva, an escaped "pet" Ohm, takes a
precious Dague thought-learning device
with him when he runs away. He uses it to
educate the downtrodden and sometimes
quite literally "squashed" tribes of Ohms in
the ways and skills of their Dague masters.
With this vital knowledge the incredibly
dexterious Ohms build themselves a fleet of
spaceships and blast off for the Fantastic
Planet. What they find on that long lim-
berlost world and how they go about conducting their "war of liberation" makes for
an entertaining, eerie and "undreampt of
denouement" ripped quite apparently
placidly from the pages of If, Galaxy and a
library of other drugstore culture sci-fi
pulps. Nevertheless the additives of
Goraguer's melodic score and the incredible
(another unlaundered adjective that I must
again stoop to) background graphics of
Kabrt and Vania more than make up for the
pot the plot was boiled in.
Fantastic Planet is a film trip in which
you can simply lay back and soak up lovely
images; of lush and violently live
vegetation, grotesque and predatory
i creatures, strange and mystic sexual
meditation, almost fairy tale innocence in
the Ohm fertility rites, and a host of other
"haunting" mental images which you can
treasure. Laloux has won his Cannes prize
on charm and enchantment — something
which perhaps has been missing from our
often violent video industry since the death
of Walt Disney and the Wonderland magic
which went with him.
We will be on campus November 8, 12. 13 and 14 to interview 1975
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Page Friday, 7. Video modes
Have you ever gnawed upon the tempting thought of just kicking in
the teeth of your boob tube in a mad spat over the acute vulgarities of
those television commercials? Have you ever sought to change the video
image itself, or to gain direct media access, or try to make video into a
uniquely personal art form?
Videobag is just that, a personalization and interpretation of the
electronic video image by a grab-bag collective of over 100 local artists
who have produced "their video thing" for the Burnaby Art Gallery this
month. Videobag is a belated albiet important acknowledgment that
modern artists have added the television screen to the vast repetoire of
Videobag: an exhibition in video image, The Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344
Gilpin Street [off Canada Way] until Nov. 6.
their creative modes. The Videobag exhibition, with the generous support
of the Canada Council, Sony of Canada, UBC's centre for Continuing
Education, Cable 10, The Vancouver Art Gallery, and many other local
groups, will be running all this month, winding up Nov. 6.
Various local artists and groups such as the Poem Company, Vancouver Poet's Co-op, the Western Front Burnaby Mountain Dance
Company, video magician Al Razutis, The Brute Band (Banal Beauty
Inc.), Metromedia, Helen Goodwin, SFU Video Workshop, Byron Black,
and chief videofreak Gerry Gilbert all have premiere screenings,
collections, readings, performances, video graphics, theatre pieces,
enviroments, concerts, et al live and on videotape to be displayed.
The gallery has portable video tape recording equipment and editing
facilities and plans to expand its collection — eventually making the tape
library available to schools and community groups. The grand finale
kicks off this week with edited exerpts from the lengthy Western Front
poetry readings tonight at 8 p.m. all shows in the Gallery. Sunday at 2
p.m. the Rites of Everything begins a total color video tour show with
live dancers, musicians, and projections. Accompanying local dilettante
Helen Goodwin's informal rap Wednesday of next week is a videoclimax
of sorts entitled He She & It Works. It's an entire evening, starting at 8
p.m. again, of new video "poetapieces" — sound, concrete, cement and
theatre by Gerry Gilbert and Carole Itter.
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Page 15
Witch hunt for CIA
Mexican President Luis
Echeverria says he will invite
former CIA agent Philip Agee to
Mexico to help his government find
and expel CIA agents currently
.working in his country.
Agee, who spent some 12 years
working with the CIA throughout
Latin America, is publishing a
book in January detailing his
knowledge of CIA activity in Latin
America and particularly in
Mexico. According to Agee, the
'Mexico City CIA headquarters is
the largest agency office in the
Western Hemisphere.
In an interview earlier this
month, Agee — now living in
England — revealed the names of
35 agents currently on assignment
in Mexico, most of them attached
to the American Embassy.
He also said at least 50 Mexican
agents employed by the CIA have
infiltrated the Mexican government and the ruling Party of the
Institutional Revolution.
According to Agee, the CIA has
managed to maintain extremely
close ties to government officials.
Indian cash
to whites'
TORONTO (CUP) — It is costing
a lot of money to keep Indians poor
according to one Ontario Native
The Grand Council Treaty
Number Nine Organization has
charged that civil servants are
growing rich on "The money made
by keeping us poor." This is done
they said, "with the encouragement and full support of
both the federal and provincial
The total cost of government
Indian affairs branches means
costs of over $400 million a year to
keep the Indian people of Canada
The group noted that in Ontario
alone the federal government has
more than 900 employees working
for the Indian Affairs Ministry.
ENS) — The fastest goal in soccer
history was scored recently and
the upshot briefly shook the world
of sports.
The incident took place during a
recent soccer game between the
Corinthians and the Rio Pretos in
this South American town.
About one second into the match,
Corinthian star Roberto Riveleno,
drove the ball with a left-footed
drive from the half-way line all the
way into the goal, zooming past the
ear of goalie Isador Irandir.
The action was so fast that it
caught the goalie still saying his
pregame prayers.
Angered, Irandir's brother,
Joachim, stormed down out of the
stands on to the playing field,
pulled out a revolver and fired six
shots into the soccer ball.
He received a standing ovation
as police led him off the field. ..
amazing, but in this case true.
now claims that his British
publishers are under pressure
from Mexican officials to delete all
sections from the book dealing with
Echeverria, who was elected in
While Agee's charges have been
met with considerable embarrassment on the part of
Mexican officials, no Americans
named on the list of agents have
been expelled so far. Also, Agee
Rich get richer and
poor get LIP grants
WASHINGTON (CPS-CUP) — America's "super-rich" are getting
even more super, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute.
The study sets the number of super-rich at 4.4 per cent of the total
population and reports that this group owns:
o —27 per cent of all privately held real estate
• —33 per cent of all cash holdings
o —40 per cent of non-corporate business assets
o —63 per cent of privately-held corporate stock
e —78 per cent of federal bonds and securities other than savings
• —78 per cent of all state and local bonds
• —Virtually all corporate and foreigh bonds and securities notes.
If the 3.5 trillion that makes up America's wealth were evenly
distributed, the study theorized, every American over age 21 would
have $25,000 a year. As it is, the super-rich average $200,000 a year
while half the population averages no more than $3,000 a year in net
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Students 'protected' from truth
College censors paper
MONTREAL (CUP) — An administrator at the Snowdon
Campus of Vanier College has
admitted using his control over the
funds of the student newspaper to
censor the news coverage of an
accident at the college in which a
student was seriously injured.
According to a lawyer consulted
by the paper the head of student
services has no legal grounds on
which to demand the pictures and
negatives which photographers
had taken of the accident.
The paper, the Snowdon
Associated Press, was threatened
with a complete cut-off of funds
unless its staff lawyer Les
Brockhurst submitted all the
pictures and negatives of the accident and submitted to him the
article written on the accident.
Brockhurst claimed that he
censored the report of the accident
to protect the students involved
from further distress and said he
wanted to keep the pictures for the
"insurance companies."
He said that he has a responsibility to use his control over the
student activity fees to, "stop
potential problems for the
college," and that if the paper had
printed the pictures of the accident
that there would be "adverse
reactions" to the college.
Any requisition of over $200 of
the activity fees has to be approved
by Brockhurst by order of the
Vanier Board of Governors, who
argue that they are responsible if
any student organization gets into
trouble and therefore should have
control over student funds.
The accident occured on September 25 when one of the
elevators at the college dropped
one floor with its doors open.
Two students narrowly escaped
injury by jumping out of the
elevator as it began falling. A third
student, Howard Schrier, suffered
cuts down his back and severe
internal injuries as he attempted to
escape from the falling elevator.
Schrier was trapped between the
falling elevator and the wall of the
elevator shaft.
Schrier was rushed to hospital
and is not expected to return to
school until next week, five weeks
after the accident.
It has been learned that Schrier
is seeking damages from Snowdon
College as a result of the accident.
A fourth student in the elevator
stayed in the elevator after its fall
until it could be manually lowered
to a safe position.
The elevators at the college have
an extensive history of breakdowns
and malfunctions since they began
operation   this   September.   The
Pay toilets
get flushed
by women
toilet liberation is spreading.
A group of women representing a
number of women's groups held a
"stand-in" in restrooms at
Stapleton International Airport
here to protest pay toilets.
The women were urging the
airport not to renew its contract
with the pay toilet company when
the contract expires in 1976.
The protesters particularly
objected to the added burden on
women. All pay toilets in women's
restrooms require money, while
men at least have free urinals.
"There are four times as many
pay toilets for women in this airport as for men," one
spokeswoman said. Airport officials made no commitments
about the pay toilet contract.
Chicago city council also made
toilet news when it voted to ban pay
toilet stalls within the city limits.
majority of students prefer the use
the stairs in the eight, storey
building in order to avoid the
The elevator in which the accident: occured is still out of
operation, but there are regular
breakdowns in the remaining
elevators, which are still used by
many of the college's 1,700
Brockhurst claimed his financial
control over the students' funds
was only an "advice giving
mechanism" and that "it is here
for the protection of the students,"
but admitted that he had. used his
financial control in this case to
change the editorial content on the
paper by suppressing a story that
would have been damaging to the
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All you nature freaks, here's
one for you.
Harry Richardson, professor of
Regional and Urban Economics at
the University of Pittsburgh says
cities may not be all such bad
places as they're cut out to be.
Urban problems come from
' inefficient spatial structure,
population growth and urban
inequities, according to
Richardson and big cities have
social and economic benefits.
So if you want to jeer at him
and tell him about your great
cabin up in the woods, he's
speaking 8 p.m. Monday in the
Vancouver Art Gallery, 1145 West
His theme is The Big Bad City
Myth. The lecture's free and there
-will be audience discussion
Remember how when you see
war movies, there's little
contemporary newsreels spliced in
between. And remember how
stupid they get, even if they're
not Nazi newsreels?
Well next week you'll have a
chance to see these marvellous
propaganda pieces for only 25
cents. Show times are noon,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday in Buch. 104.
Kilroy will be there.
Poets and theatre lovers.
For you we present
internationally known theatre
critic Gareth Lloyd Evans
speaking on the critic in the
theatre, noon Monday in the
Freddy Wood Theatre.
And for your further
enjoyment Canadian poet F. R.
Scott will give a reading noon
Tuesday in Buch. 100.
Hot flashes
You'll pay less than $500,
about half the regular fare and
spend the time with Japanese
The catch is that there will
only be eight students going. But
think of the opportunity to learn
Japanese, to see famous cities and
do lots of other great things.
Best of luck with the student
loan next year.
Future shocks
What's going to happen to UBC
in the future? Will great buildings
and sunken pits rise and fall at a
greater pace than ever before? Will
the endowment lands be turned
into a faculty and staff parking
For answers to these questions
of great import we refer you to a
public information display to be
put on by the administration
noon, Nov. 7 in Angus 110.
Jordan Kamburoof, planning
division head for Physical Plant
will explain the master plan for
What does urban revolution
mean to you?
Guerillas blowing up buildings,
dogs crapping on the streets,
apartments going up 60 storeys?
Whatever it is you'll be able to
discuss it with retired education
prof Leonard Marsh noon,
Tuesday in International House
Lecture on urban revolution
will be followed by coffee.
Everyone welcome.
The next presentation of the
series noon hour travels with
zoologists is coming up. It's called
"Kluane" and the speaker is
James Redfield of the Institute of
Animal Resources Ecology.
If you want to go it's noon
Wednesday in Bioscience 2000.
How does an exchange trip to
Japan suit you?
If it does you can take your
chance by picking up an
application form for a two month
trip at the Asian Studies office,
Buch 4262.
You'll leave by charter flight,
probably from San Francisco,
June 29 and arrive back in Seattle,
Aug. 28.
campus and describe
developments planned for the area
between Agronomy Road and
Tenth Ave.
Supposedly, the plan is flexible
and designed for great harmony,
sweetness, light and sugar on
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Organizational meeting, noon, SUB
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General  meeting, women welcome,
guest speaker Warren Hague, noon,
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General     meeting,     upper     lounge,
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General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
Theology     as     autobiography,
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Election   of   officers,   noon,   SUB
Practice,   10 a.m.,  Gym   E, Winter
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Auditions for one-act plays, Freddy
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2. Records should always be stored upright, never stacked. They
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99 — Miscellaneous Page 18
Friday,  November  1,  1974
The Bookstore will be
closed for renovations
Friday Nov. 1/74
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
2 positions on
If   you   have  3  or 4  hours per week to spend  on
committee business and:
1) Care about SUB
2) Would like management experience
Please    submit    a    letter    of    application    to    Ron
Dumont AMS Co-ordinator SUB 254.
2 positions on
Please apply in writing to Robbie Smith, AMS Vice
President SUB 262.
Two-Day Crash Course On Contemporary China WE3506
Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3,9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, U.B.C.
If registering at the door, please arrive one-half hour early. For
those who do not wish to bring their own  lunch, cafeteria
facilities are available at the Student Union Building Centre.
The weekend will be based around seven 30-minute, to the point,
well-produced, colour films by FELIX GREENE:
People's Communes
8 or 9 in the Morning (Education)
A Great Treasure House (Medicine)
Friendship First, Competition Second (Sports)
Self Reliance (Industry)
People's Army
One Nation, Many People (Minorities)
Each film will be followed by comment and discussion led by
U.B.C. sociologist and China expert DR. GRAHAM JOHNSON,
Department of Anthropology and Sociology.
It is hoped that this concentrated program will provide the
participant with the essence of what China is today; a social
phenomenon that is considered by many to be a milestone in the
history of human development.
800,000,000 The Real China, Ross Terrill (Dell)
China:   Inside the People's Republic,   Committee of Concerned  Asian
Scholars (Bantam)
China Reader, 4th Volume, People's China, Milton, Milton and Schurmann
Mullins only says
basketbirds better
Peter Mullins is the type of coach
who likes never to appear too
optimistic about his team's
Before last year's basketball
season Mullins expressed hope that
his youthful team would mature
quickly enough to still be in the
picture when the Canada West
league playoffs came around. Not
only were they in the picture, but
they came pretty close to knocking
off the powerful University of
Alberta Golden Bears in the
Western final, losing the series two
games to one on the Golden Bears'
home court.
This year, Mullins refuses to
comment on his team's chances at
all. He says he would like to see the
rosters of the other Canada West
teams before he passes even the
kind of reserved opinion as his last
year's prediction.
But he is confident that his own
team has improved, and that's a
good sign.
Only two of last year's starters
are back in the lineup, but even so,
Mullins says the team has a lot
more depth than it did last year.
With Darryl Gjernes and Bob
Dickson gone from last year's
team, Mullins had some holes to
fill. Steve Pettifer, a transfer
student from Simon Fraser
University, will replace Gjernes on
the forward line, and ex-JayVee
Chris Trumpy will replace guard
Bob Dickson.
At centre, last year's starter
Mike McKay found himself
bumped onto the bench by 6' 8"
Bob Dunlop, who played last year
for Vancouver City College.
He's three inches shorter than
McKay, who came into his own late
in the season, but Mullins is willing
to go with him because, he says,
"he's a lot quicker than Mike and
he jumps better."
Other new bodies on the team
include ex-JayVees Avtar Bains
and Ed Lewin, and Ken Bowman,
Brian Sutherland-Brown and Ross
Davidson. They will replace for
ward Norm Knowles and guard
David Craig, who are not returning.
The 'Birds open their exhibition
season Friday night in the War
Memorial Gym at 8 p.m. against
the Grads, which last year's 'Birds
won 86-76.
—greg osadchuk photo
ALL OF US MAKE MISTAKES but some make funner mistakes than
others. Skier Paul Robertson apparently not able to wait for winter,
thought he'd put on his ski boots and skis and go down to the lake for
a little whirl through the snow. The snow evidentally had turned a bit
too wet and he sank. One bystander suggested he keep up his record
and take a power boat up Grouse Mountain in January.
Jock shorts
The UBC men's cross-country
team won the team's title at the
B.C. cross-country championships
held Sept. 26 at Stanley Park.
John Wheeler of UBC came
second behind Tom Howard of the
Richmond Kajaks in the men's
division. The two are followed by
three UBC runners Chris White,
Bill Smart and Gerry Lister, all
from UBC. The next UBC runner to
finish was Duncan Klett who came
in seventh.
The UBC women's team came
second to the Seattle Falcons.
The top finisher for the women
was Sheila Currie who came third.
Other high finishers were Leslie
Stubbs, Linda Rossetti, Cindy
Roberge and Jean Sparling.
Next on the schedule of the UBC
runners will be the Canada West
championships Nov. 2.
*   »  »
The UBC cross-country team will
defend their Canada West title
Saturday at Victoria.
Coach Lionel Pugh will be taking
the team which won the B.C. crosscountry championships last week
to Victoria. The team came first in
the men's team section, with
runners coming in second, third,
fourth, fifth and seventh over-all.
These runners will represent the
province at the National Open
championships in mid-November.
The team will meet runners from
universities of Victoria, Alberta
and Calgary. The five runners
from the winning team together
with another two from the other
universities will compete at the
Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic
Union championships at Guelph
Nov. 9.
The strong UBC team is expected to be hard to beat at Victoria. John Wheeler, Chris White,
Bill Smart, Gerry Lister and
Duncan Klett, who brought back
the B.C. title last week will be
joined by Ken Gibson and John
Sunday's co-ed intramural River
Run has been cancelled due to
'lack of water,' according to a
women's intramural spokesman.
The race is usually held in
Vedder     River.     But     when
organizers went there to check out
the course last week they found
only a few feet of water in some
parts of the river.
Terry Russell of Campus
Cyclists won Thursday's Great
Pumpkin bicycle race.
Russell was also the winner of
the intramural Arts 20 race one
week earlier.
Diane Varner of the ski club won
the women's Pumpkin race, while
Jackie Birt finished second.
Ken McCullough was second to
Russell in the men's race.
Only five women and five men
entered the event.
*   ♦   *
One quarter of the way through
the academic year, the men's
intramurals points race shows a
repeat of the pattern of the last few
years as engineers and forestry
are pulling away from the pack.
Engineers have 2,048 points to
forestry's 1,885. Then there's a long
drop to the next group, pharmacy
with 1,016, delta kappa epsilon with
970 and commerce with 894.
Beta theta pi is sixth, with 527
points. Friday, November  1,  1974
Page  19
Canadian football marks 100
In October 1874, the McGill Rugby
Football Club played host to the Harvard
University team from Cambridge,
Massachusetts. That was the first university
football game in this country and for the
next 50 years college football was to reign
supreme in Canada.
During the 1880s, the big three — McGill,
Queen's and Toronto — began to compete on
an annual basis with each other and later on
in that decade were joined by the Royal
Military College and the Ontario
Agricultural College. During the 1890's
Ottawa College, Queen's and the University
of Toronto won the Canadian Rugby Union
Championship five of the first six years the
Dominion Final was played.
The 1898 season opened with the universities competing under the banner of the
newly formed Canadian Intercollegiate
Rugby Football Union and the Yates Cup,
the oldest annually awarded football trophy
in Canada, was donated for competition.
In 1900, the Intercollegiate Union withdrew from the Canadian Rugby Union but
returned in 1905 and when Lord Grey put up
his $50 trophy for annual competition in 1909,
it was to become the property of the
universities for seven of the next nine years
the cup was awarded.
The University of Toronto won the first
three — 1909, 1910 and 1911. From most
accounts the McGill teams of 1912,1913 and
1919, with the late great Frank "Shag"
Shaughnessy, CFL and Baseball Hall of
Famer, would undoubtedly have taken
home the trophy had they decided to play
the final game.
In 1920 it was the University of Toronto
again winning the top award and then it was
the turn of the tricolour of Queen's under the
leadership of the late Billy Hughes. With
Frank "Pep" Leadley and the late Harry
Batstone, the Golden Gaels ran a consecutive string of 26 victories from 1922 to
1925 including three consecutive Grey Cups
in 1922, 1923 and 1924.
The last time a university team was to win
the Grey Cup was 1924 and the Intercollegiate Union formally withdrew from
Grey Cup competition in 1934.
But the reapid development of commercial sport did not sound the demise of
college ball but rather directed the intercollegiate people to concentrate on internal growth.
In 1927 the Western Intercollegiate Rugby
Football Union was formed with the
Universities of British Columbia, Alberta,
Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and the
"Hardy Cup" was put up for competition.
The league, however, was never strictly
an intercollegiate one until 1967. Since the
1927 date, some university teams had
competed against senior and professional
teams within their respective provinces
while others aligned themselves with
leagues south of the border because of the
economics of travel.
In 1967, with the initiation of the CIAU
National Championship series, the
University of Calgary joined the four
charter members of the Union to form the
Western Intercollegiate Football League.
From a shaky start and due primarily to the
constant prodding and pushing of Maury
Van Vliet, through the years, the WIFL has
finished strong to participate in six and win
four national championships since 1967.
In 1929, the University of Western Ontario
joined the Queen's, Toronto and McGill to
form the Senior Intercollegiate Football
League and in 1934 the Intermediate Intercollegiate Football Union was formed to
provide competition for those other schools
such as Ottawa, Royal Military College,
Bishop's and Loyola who were not eligible
for membership in the Senior League.
As the number of teams continued to
develop in Central Canada, there appeared
a succession of leagues and conferences
until the present day where eleven teams
from Ontario and three from Quebec have
combined to form one league with two
geographic divisions of seven teams each.
During the 40s and 50s, the names of
Metral and Tindall were synonomous with
intercollegiate football. Metral, the coach at
Western, retired in 1969 after thirty years
with a career record of 106-76-11, while
Tindall — tied with Metras for games won —
is commencing his 28th season at Queen's
with a 106-74-2 record. In addition to the
coaches, the legendary Joe Krol, Russ
Jackson and Ron Stewart, were all products
of that era. Krol later became a one-man
wrecking crew for the Argonauts, while
Jackson and Stewart teamed up to lead the
powerful Ottawa Rough Rider teams of the
St. Mary's at Dalhousie in September of
1947 marked the inaugural of Atlantic Intercollegiate Football but is was not until
1965   that   the   Bluenose   Intercollegiate
Football Conference was formed.
More than any other single person, Don
Loney at St. Francis Xavier University who,
from 1957 to 1973, garnered Atlantic
university crowns and a national championship was primarily responsible for the
growth and development of intercollegiate
football in the Maritimes. Gus MacFarlane
at Mount Allison and Bob Hayes at St.
Mary's as well as people like Rick Black and
Jim Foley have also helped to put Atlantic
university football in the public eye.
In this Centennial Year, 26 teams in four
divisions coast-to-coast will be competing
for the Vanier Cup, emblematic of Canadian
Intercollegiate Football supremacy.
Initiated in 1965 as an invitational event,
the Canadian College Bowl became the
National Championship game in 1967 and
since that time has contributed more than
$70,000 to the'Canadian Save the Children
BACK IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS extra manpower made up for
less padding. This 14-man team in 1909-10 gets ready to block the
cameraman who  is about to rush in. But as you can see, the
referees aren't too concerned. As for the players themselves,
someone should tell them they're supposed to try for the end zone,
not the sidelines.
Ah, when the birds could fly
Thunderbird football team. Losers you
think .. . ah wait just ask someone from the
class of '67, they will tell you different, they
got to see a winning football team.
The Thunderbirds are celebrating 100
years of Canadian intercolligate football on
Saturday in their game against the
University of Alberta Golden Bears. There
is every reason for an outsider to suppose
the Bears are going to celebrate by scoring a
point for each of those years. But things
were not always that way around here.
This is the fifty-first year of varsity
football on campus" and in that time the
Birds have won 16 championships.
For much of that time they were the most
popular football team in town. Crowds of
7,000 were not uncommon. And they have
sent their share of players on to the
professional leagues — both the Canadian
Football League and the major American
Varsity football came to UBC in the 1923-
24 season, playing whatever competition
could be found.
In 1927 UBC, together with the University
of Alberta, the University of Saskatchewan
and the University of Manitoba, formed the
Western Intercolligate Rugby Football
Union. The Hardy Cup was awarded to each
season's winning team. In subsequent
competition UBC was to win that trophy 11
There was no intercolligate league where
the participants travel to play each qther on
a regular basis. For the most part competition came from either local or small
college American teams — whatever the
buget could support.
In 1933 as a result of an Alma Mater
Society contest it was decided to name the
varsity team in all sports the "Thunderbirds," although it was almost six years
before the change took hold.
The30's were generally good years for the
'Birds. Under the coaching of Gordon Burke
and Maury Van Vliet Ubc won the Hardy
cup six times and the provincial championship once.
That decade provided the high points of
the Thunderbirds history when in 1938-39
they finished 10-1. The following year the
'Birds recorded their only undefeated
season winning all 10 of their games.
In the late 40s and most of the 50s the Birds
played American football in the Evergreen
FRANK GNUP... last UBC football
coach to win a league game.
Conference, playing universities and
colleges from Washington and Oregon.
Since 1959 the Birds have once again been
part of the Canadian Intercollegiate scene.
In that time they have taken the Hardy cup
twice and shared it with the University of
Alberta two times. They also captured the
Western Canada Intercollegiate title twice.
The present format with the Canada West
Conference was started in 1967 when the
University of Calgary joined the four
charter members. Unfortunately here on
Point Grey that year is also a land mark of
another sort. The 'Birds have been losers
ever since.
The 'Birds have contributed a lot to
football in the province and Canada.
Until the inception of the CFL's answer to
the Titanic — the B.C. Lions — Thunderbird
football was the only game in town and was
enthusiastically by local fans.
UBC Athletic director "Buss" Philips say
it was not unusual to see 6,000 to 7,000 fans
gather on campus to see the 'Birds play,
even in there most dismal years.
Remember that was at a time when the
student enrollment was not half of what it is
Other firsts for the 'Birds include playing
in the first night football game in Canada
(against the Hamilton Tiger Cats in 1931)
and sending the first player from a
Canadian university to the^ National Football League (when Bill Crawford got a job
with the New York Giants in the late 50's).
Aside from Burke and Van Vliet there
have been other football coaches who will be
remembered for their contributions to
football and athletics in B.C., Canada and
even North America.
Vliet is now athletic director at the
University of Alberta. The only coach to
have an undefeated team at UBC has had
more than his share of champions with the
many fine Golden Bear team of all sports.
This year's football team may be one of
their best ever.
Don Coryell coached the 'Birds in 1953-54
and 1954-55. He has recently won distinction
as head coach of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Now they have come from nowhere and at 7-
0 are the only undefeated team in the NFL.
And what summary of Thunderbird
football can be complete without mentioning
Frank Gnup.
Gnup should be remembered for more
than just being the last Thunderbird coach
to win a football game in the Canada West
league. He coached the 'Birds for 18 years,
winning four Hardy Cups and two WCIAA
And if this day when students cry that
intercollegiate sports don't offer anything to
anyone but the jock it should be remembered that Gnup attempted to counter that
He felt anyone who showed the interest
and desire to come out and play should be
able to play. The necessary result was that
his team didn't win that much, for that
reason he was criticised — often by those
who are crying that athletics are closed to
the average student.
He tried to remedy that situation and got
caught in the crossfire.
At the present time the Lions, lack of
stadium lighting and a stadium located just
back of beyond have cut large crowds to
mothers and girlfriends. But the football
team continues in the hope that some day
people will care, a hope that largely rests on
the rebuilding program Frank Smith has
undertaken. Page 20
Friday,  November  1,  1974
UBC firemen quiet, watching
Everything was quiet Thursday in front of
SUB when a small van suddenly pulled
around the traffic circle billowing with
The scene was tense. The van, full of
propane fuel tanks, could explode any
minute. The van's driver pulled to a quick
in all sizes
Waterbed Furniture
2170 East Hastings Street
4560 W. 10th.
919 Robson St.
1050 W. Pender
670 Seymour
halt in front of the bank and rushed in
seeking a fire extinguisher.
Minutes later the air was full of sirens as
the University Endowment Lands firetrucks
came ploughing by the Main Library and
onto the scene.
Fire extinguishers in hand, the yellow-
helmeted firemen quickly put out the
potentially dangerous blaze.
All this makes one wonder where the
mighty firefighters hang out and what they
are up to this year. Well, says UEL firechief
Robert Roland, his 50 men working with four
emergency rigs on a 24-hour-a-day basis are
answering roughly 500 calls annually.
Roland says his detachment has expanded
its emergency service with the recent
aquisition of a rescue-ambulance serving
the UEL population on a crisis basis."Due to
our geographical position, ambulances from
Vancouver take quite a while to get here so
our new ambulance seems to be quite a
success. But we use it only in emergency
cases — we won't attend to cases which can
easily be handled by cars or taxfs," Roland
Since firefighters must drive the ambulance, any unnecessary calls detract from
the full potential of the detachment in a real
emergency situation.
The UEL fire department also has a fire
prevention unit which travels around the tip
of Point Grey telling people about ways they
can avert serious fires.
The special branch also inspects buildings
to ensure there are no obvious fire hazards
and to check that emergency fire fighting
equipment is in working order.
Roland says most high rise buiidings on
the UEL are well within the fire safety
requirements in Canada and do not require
any renovations to protect their tenants
from serious blazes.
"There's really no comparison between
our highrises and the older buildings which
are being renovated in Vancouver. "In the
city they are trying to upgrade the buildings
to the Canadian fire prevention standards
but most of our buildings  are  already
Roland says sprinkler systems now
required by city council in most high rises
are 96 per cent effective according to
national fire statistics.
However,    he   says    that   most   UEL
buildings have reinforced concrete and
proper fire separators which should contain
a fire in a single suite. Therefore sprinkler
systems are not as essential on the UEL as
they might be in the older Vancouver
buildings, Roland says.
As for the relationship between the
department and both students at UBC and
residents of the UEL, Roland says it is good.
In the last six months, he says the
department hasn't received a single
deliberate false alarm pulled by a vandal.
"Occasionally we get alarms triggered by
faulty smoke detectors or from people ac-
cidently smoking under a detector but none
that I can remember which have been
deliberately pulled falsely."
Roland says fire statistics aren't compiled
until year's end so detailed figures aren't
available on the UEL fire situation during
the last 10 months.
But he says the department has been
called upon to do anything from rescuing
children from locked bathrooms to hauling
adventurous climbers of the Wreck Beach
"We leave the cats in the trees to the
SPCA though."
Rolands says that discounting remote
forest regions near Forty-first Avenue, his
emergency rigs can arrive anywhere in his
area within three minutes.
"What would usually happen out by Forty-
first is a bush fire or something which
wouldn't require getting there as quickly as
some other emergencies."
As for the cliff rescues, Roland says the
department handled quite a few but exact
figures won't be available until the year end
No less than six firemen take turns
walking through the charred insides of the
Bird Industries Ltd. van, inspecting what
remains of the engine block.
Comments one firemen to another: "This
is the biggest show we've had for a long
Yamaha reveals The
Mature of The Beast
Also known as "continuous power".
This represents the most conservative statement of an amplifier's
power capabilities, denoting the
amount of power delivered when
the amp is fed with a constant
sinusoidal tone. This power rating
is given on a per channel basis.
That's only the beginning. You'll want to examine each of the other
Natural Sound specifications as well.
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