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The Ubyssey Mar 22, 1974

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Array AMS exec upset with NUS
If the National Union of Students
«   does not make some significant
progress at its M«*y conference, the
Alma Mater Society external af-
--fairs officer will recommend AMS
council move to withdraw from it.
AMS president Gord Blankstein
told council Wednesday the move
could cause financial ruin for NUS
because hardly any members pay
their fees.
"I'd say we're putting in half the
total amount (of NUS's budget),"
he said. "It will cost between $6,000
and $7,000 next year."
UBC's current share of $5,700
was passed at a spring 1973 general
meeting. It requires another
general meeting or a referendum
for UBC to withdraw from NUS.
"It's not a worthwhile expenditure," external affairs officer
Gary Moore said. "If they don't get
something done we will call a
referendum in September."
Moore said he wants NUS to
» lobby in Ottawa for tax deductions
for textbooks and student union
Blankstein said if they accomplish this most schools in
Canada will stay in.
AMS treasurer George Mapson
said the NUS currently has about
25 members with five paid up including UBC. "Actually it was
$8,700 for NUS last year," Mapson
Court in
on beach
The dispute over the Towers
Beach erosion project will shift
from the sandy shoreline to the
B.C. supreme court following city
council's decision Tuesday to not
back a Vancouver park board bid
asking the police to remove
At council's suggestion, the
board is preparing an injunction
asking that the protesters be
restrained from disrupting the
The delay is costing the city
about $700 a day.
Board superintendent Stuart Lefeaux said Thursday the injunction
is being prepared by board
lawyers, but he has no idea when it
will be ready for the court.
An application is heard by a
supreme court judge who will
decide whether or not to grant an
The board voted Monday to allow
the superintendent to remove
anyone who prevents the project
from continuing following the
provincial government's refusal to
become involved in the controversy.
Lefeaux said following the
Monday meeting he had contacted
the University RCMP and they
were prepared to remove the
But before taking 'action, the
board sent the motion to council for
endorsement. Council refused,
however, urging the board to seek
an injunction ordering the
protesters' removal.
Councillors decided against the
board's resolution after Peter
Chataway, a spokesman for the
beach preservation committee,
said a confrontation is inevitable if
the board uses force to remove
*   protesters.
Work on the erosion control
project was stopped March 4, the
day it started, after a group of
protesters insisted the project was
not well enough researched, that it
dealt with the wrong priorities and
that it would destroy the beach's
Lefeaux reached a compromise
with the protesters Monday when
both agreed to putting only a
Seepage 13: LEFEAUX
said. The extra $3,000 goes to the
external affairs office to cover
telephone and conference costs he
Moore claimed NUS funds are
being mis-spent. He said the NUS
has a full time employee who spent
a year recruiting new members
and only managed to get two which
were considering joining anyway.
Moore also said Simon Fraser
University and the B.C. institute of
Technology are considering withdrawing from NUS.
Council also approved a motion
granting the women's office status
as an AMS special project for one
year. Council passed the motion
despite Blankstein's claim the
women's office is operating
"We were talking to our lawyers
yesterday and they told us we are
responsible for all groups on this
campus," he said. "We have to
audit their books and are legally
responsible for their finances. We
can't turn them loose."
Blankstein suggested the
women's office be constituted as an
AMS cHb.
But IV. oson argued the women's
office i. a good example of
decentalization. "This is what we
are talking about, giving the undergrad societies their money and
turning them free," he said.
Speaking for the women's office,
Pemme Muir said: "As long as we
are independent of the AMS we can
go out and get funds, but as part of
the AMS we won't be able to."
She said the women's office
currently raises all its own money.
She suggested the women's office
rent space in SUB from the AMS
for a token amount but otherwise
be totally independent of the AMS.
Blankstein said he likes the idea
and will discuss it with the AMS
Council also passed a motion
giving the covered pool planning
and co-ordinating committee $2,000
our of the covered pool fund for
secretarial  and  other   expenses.
See page 2: BLANKSTEIN
Vol. LV, No. 62
LASER BEAM DEATH RAY narrowly misses unaware student
walking across Sedgewick library roof Thursday. Actually it's all part
of The Ubyssey's homage to the sun which has persisted on shining
—marise savaria photo
down on campus for an unprecedented period of time. Now that
spring is here it will be hard for UBC students to adjust to the rains
scheduled to arrive as soon as classes end in two weeks.
Senate sillies clash again
A definite split in the conservative camp to select a new
administration president was
obvious during Wednesday night's
senate meeting as two of the
leading conservative candidates
exchanged angry words.
The clash between chemistry
department head Charles McDowell and arts dean Doug Kenny
began as a difference of opinion
over law school admission policy,
but degenerated into a private
debate between the two centred
around the use of scholastic aptitude tests generally.
During the debate McDowell
sarcastically accused Kenny of
thinking he was plugged in to God,
while Kenny wondered whether
anyone should take results of
research from McDowell's
chemistry department seriously if
McDowell believed so strongly in
use of aptitude tests as a means of
selecting graduate students.
The clash began when Kenny
said he would prefer the use of the
Law School Admission Test
stopped, saying he thinks it
inadequate   and   discriminatory.
Referring to figures of a report
presented to senate by law dean
Albert McClean, Kenny said he
believes the estimated 62 per cent
success rate of combining LSAT
scores and pre-law averages as a
basis of predicting success among
applicants   showed   the   policy's
"Basically   tests   of   this   kind
discriminate against students of
lower socio-economic classes and
most universities have done away
with the use of scholastic aptitude
tests entirely," he said.
"Since I often seem to hear how
law is one of the most progressive
faculties on campus on most things
their use of such practices sur-
See page 2: KENNY
Students vote to strike
HAMILTON (CUP) — Students
at McMaster University have
voted to strike.
The Thursday strike vote
followed a Wednesday occupation
of the registrar's office by hundreds of students to protest the
arrest of seven leaders of the
French students' union who
refused to leave administration
president A. N. Bourne's office.
Nearly 3,000 students turned out
to a general meeting on the strike
vote, a record number for a McMaster student union meeting.
The strike vote and building
occupation occurred after the
seven were arrested 5 a.m.,
Tuesday for petty trespassing.
They had been occupying administrators' offices for eight days
to back up demands for parity on
French departmental committees
and for rehiring three professors.
The students, who were roughly
handled and insulted  by  police
officers when they passively
resisted arrest, were taken to
police headquarters and booked.
Before this action by the administration, the French students'
union had decided to call off their
strike because negotiations were
going fairly well. But they decided
to continue their sit-in until all
demands were met.
After the arrests, students called
a rally on campus at mid-day.
Estimates of the group attending
the rally range from 600 to 1,000.
The crowd then marched on the
president's office which was locked
and guarded by police.
Fourteen police vehicles including two paddy wagons arrived
on campus.
Students eventually settled in to
stay at the registrar's office until
the administration backed down on
the student arrests.
The large office was jammed by
hundreds   of  students   from   all
faculties and two sympathetic
professors from the French
The administration announced
early in the evening they would
drop all charges against the seven
arrested and the occupiers marched over to a student representative assembly meeting at 9 p.m.
The union -met Wednesday to
discuss administration offers.
They accepted an offer for almost
parity representation on department committees but continued to
reject the administration's position
on rehiring of the Francophone
professors who were fired.
' The administration has now
agreed to rehire two of the three
professors but will give them the
rank of lecturers with pay rates
almost equal to those of assistant
The students want assistant
professorship ranking for all three. Page 2
Friday, March 22, 1974
Law faculty, tests bewilder Kenny
From page 1
prises   me,"   Kenny   said.   "It
bewilders me why faculty in this
university don't realize it's  1974
and drop using them."
Kenny said such scholastic tests,
widely used in universities,
discriminated against lower-class
students because they stressed
abilities like verbal communication skills in which lower-
class students obviously would not
be as proficient as those from
higher economic classes.
Chemical engineering professor
Norman Epstein then asked Kenny
if he was saying that the whole law
profession is affected by such class
discrimination   in   the selection.
Kenny replied, yes, he was.
Defending the use of LSAT,
McClean said he believes much of
this discrimination was removed
from students coming from lower-
classes having had a university
education by the time they enter
He also defended the verbal
communication part of LSAT,
saying it is a necessity in law and
several other professions that
people involved be able to express
themselves well verbally.
McDowell then rose and said he
was surprised that Kenny "should
condemn all testing so vigorously"
in light of the wide use of the
graduate record examinations and
said he had recent figures to prove
the success of these exams.
Graduate record examinations
are quite widely used at UBC and
other Canadian and American
universities as a guidance to
determine a student's chances of
Kenny then said he was speaking
specifically only of the verbal and
communication parts of the test,
which only constitutes about one-
third of the entire test.
Referring to results in these
areas Kenny said the rate of
predicting success was only about
30 per cent.
McDowell, his voice rising, then
told Kenny he would send him a
copy of the report, saying that the
graduate record had the highest
rate of success with graduate
schools throughout North America.
Said Kenny: "I'm not disputing
that statement. I'm disputing it is
hard to predict graduate school
success — the correlation still
remains low, Dr. McDowell. That's
the only point I'm making."
Since debate on law school admissions appeared to have ended
senate chairman Walter Gage
said, "Well, I think now we'll close
this debate" when suddenly McDowell rose again, turned around
and started arguing again with
Kenny over the merits of scholastic
aptitude tests.
"Low in regards to what may I
ask," McDowell said, referring to
Kenny's comments on the poor
results of graduate record exams,
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as   many   senators   laughed.
Said McDowell: "It's the highest
of all known ways of trying to
decide whether a person is capable
of succeeding in graduate work in
any field. Now if it's low in regard
to some absolute communication
you have with God dean Kenny
then I don't know."
At this point Gage looked on
Said Kenny: "I'd like to inform
Dr. McDowell that I don't have a
direct line upstairs, but I think
most people who support the
measurements will concede that
any correlation bouncing around
decimal three (about 30 per cent
success) is low by any standards. I
would suggest that research in
chemistry, to make any predic-:
tions, would have to be
significantly higher than that —
before they take it seriously."
Since the two finally appeared to
be finished in their personal debate
Gage called an end to the debate —
successfully this time.
Blankstein doesn't know
From page 1
Committee member Blankstein
said he couldn't give a detailed
account of how the money will be
spent but said he will try to next
The motion passed after lengthy
debate during which Blankstein
said: "If people aren't willing to
provide for the planning and coordinating committee, I will
personally buy an ad in The
Ubyssey and tell students where
their money is going. That's a
Blankstein told council construction of the covered pool can
begin early in the fall semester.
A three-part motion concerning
the Vancouver visit of former
Swedish ambassador to Chile,
Harald Edelstam, received limited
approval. Council agreed to endorse a Edelstrom's Vancouver
talk on the Chilean military coup
and to purchase a half-page ad in
The Ubyssey publicizing the event.
But a motion to contribute $150 to
the costs of the meeting was
Blankstein also said the
executive is talking of asking the
B.C. government for a recreation
Mapson said Thursday the
money would be used to set up a
community recreation program
with UBC students having priority.
"It wouldn't replace rec UBC,"
he said. "But the program would
have to be expanded."
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C73-H4R Friday, March 22, 1974
Page 3
University heads meet gov't
VICTORIA (Staff) — B.C.'s
three university administration
presidents met Tuesday with
premier Dave Barrett and
education minister Eileen Dailly
for what one president called
"historic" discussions about
university financing problems.
Hugh Farquhar, University of
Victoria administration president,
said the meeting in
Barrett's office was historic
because it was the first time to his
knowledge university officials and
high government authorities had
sat down together.
He said the presidents, Barrett,
Dailly and deputy education
minister Jack Flemming discussed
several immediate and long-range
problems including Barrett's Feb.
12 announcement that university
operating grants for 1974-5 would
increase by only $10 million over
last year's $62.7 million grant.
•University officials have
claimed the additional money, of
which $6 million would go to UBC,
will be insufficient to maintain
current university services,
especially if student populations
increase next year.
Barrett said when he announced
the $10 million increase universities could get extra money if
"they wish to pioneer" new
programs and services, experiment with the quarterly
system and open their facilities to
the community on weekends and
The university presidents and
planners have responded they
currently provide many services
Barrett said are needed and other
proposals, as instituting the
quarterly system, are not really
practical in B.C.
However Farquhar, UBC administration president Walter
Gage and Kenneth Strand, retiring
Simon Fraser University administration president, said they
were satisfied with the meeting.
"This was a very useful and
friendly meeting at which the
current needs of the universities
were discussed, Gage said in a
press release Tuesday.
"In addition, there was a very
full discussion of the future needs
of the universities and pf the views
and suggestions of the premier
about the role of the public
universities in the province," he
Gage refused to discuss the
meeting beyond his vague press
New SFU president
to better women's
place on campus
Simon Fraser University's new administration president says she will
work hard to improve the status of women on campus.
"That's something I really want to give a lot of encouragement to,"
Pauline Jewett said in an interview from Ottawa Thursday.
SFU's board of government appointed Jewett Tuesday after eight
months of deliberation.
Jewett, currently a professor in the political science department at
Carleton University in Ottawa, said she will take over from current SFU
president Kenneth Strand on Sept. 1.
Jewett said as president she will do everything in her power to increase the percentage of women faculty members at SFU.
"My hope would be that we would be able, over the next few years to
bring up the number of women on faculty to roughly equal the Canadian
pool of women academics available," she said.
Since 25 per cent of the total teachers available are women, 25 per
cent of the faculty members hired should be women she said.
Jewett said she would guess the
percentage of women faculty
members at SFU now is probably
no higher than seven per cent.
The situation is better at the
student level but could still stand
considerable improvement, according to Jewett.
"The only single democratization of the 60's has been that
middle class women began to enter
universities in roughly comparable
proportions to men."
Working class women present a
different picture however, she
Jewett said she wants to encourage more working class
women and men to enroll at SFU.
With this in mind she plans to
look into ways of improving the
provincial system of grants and
"I'm under the impression the
provincial grant scheme is not as
good as it could be," she said.
Jewett, a Liberal MP for Ontario's Northumberland riding
from 1963 to 1965, was an unsuccessful NDP candidate in the
1972 federal election in Ottawa
She has been a full political
science professor at Carleton since
1966 and served as director of the
institute of Canadian studies there
from 1967 to 1972.
As director, she said, she was
"one of the first to have students on
the board of management".
Student representation "at all or
practically all" levels of the
university is another development
she plans to work toward at SFU.
"Students have a great deal to
release. Likewise, Strand and UBC
deputy president Bill White, who
also attended the meeting, refused
However,   Farquhar   said   the
topic of additional grants beyond
the announced $10 million was left
"without any finalization."
"We  felt  we  have   made   our
position  clear.   I  feel   they   (the
contribute to programming and
academic planning in the
university. I'd like to see them
given the opportunity to do so."
Jewett emphasized that she
plans to work closely with the
senate in developing any new
programs or changes.
"I do want to bring several ideas
along and throw them out for
consideration," she said.
Jewett said one example would
be the idea of rotating chairmanships and deanships.
"I think faculty members should
take turns being deans, chairmen,
vice-presidents and even president
for that matter," she said.
"I don't believe in headships
lasting for 100 years."
This would have the advantage,
she said, of breaking down the
manager-worker division between
faculty members and administrators.
Jewett said she'd also like to see
more community involvement in
the university.
"I'm kind of a public person in a
way. I'd like to get to the public
about what we're trying to do."
Her appointment marks the end
of eight months of sharp debate
and controversy among SFU board
of governor members.
The news that she had finally
been selected for the job really
didn't come as a big surprise, she
"I kind of had a feeling they
would come through. I knew it
would just take a while."
—marise savaria photo
WARM SUNSHINE AND RUNNING WATER blend together to make
studying enjoyable prospect. More people were outside than inside
Thursday as temperatures reached new zeniths all over campus.
Temperatures reached a few nadirs too as students argued for
extensions on term projects.
government) know the problems
we face," said Farquhar.
Dailly called the talks Tuesday
"frank and fruitful" and "freewheeling and wide-ranging."
UEL bitch
names go
to Victoria
A petition bearing the signatures
of 12,000 Lower Mainland residents
urging the government to preserve
Ihe University Endowment Lands
as a regional park was presented to
the provincial legislature Wednesday.
Frank Low-Beer, Liberal party
nominee forVancouver Quadra in
the next federal election, and 35
supporters unfurled the 700-foot
long petition on the steps of the
legislature in Victoria.
Point Grey Liberal MLA Pat
McGeer, also had the petition read
into the legislature record.
Low-Beer said the names on the
petition are not just Point Grey
residents but also people from East
Vancouver, Burnaby, North and
West Vancouver, Richmond and as
far away as Cloverdale and Haney.
"We've made a terrific impression already," said Low-Beer
of his group's effort to keep the
endowment lands in their natural
NDP housing minister Lome
Nicolson plans to build low-cost
housing on the endowment lands
and there will probably be an
announcement from the government within the month making
public plans for the 1700-acre area.
In November an opinion poll
conducted by the Alma Mater
Society showed the majority of
students wanted to keep the UEL in
its natural state.
The petition unrolled in Victoria
urged "all levels of government to
co-operate in preserving the
greatest part of the undeveloped
portion of the University Endowment Lands as a Lower
Mainland regional park and to
shelve future development in such
portions of the lands until the
proposition for a park can be
considered by all relevant bodies."
The document bears 12,000
signatures, but Low-Beer said it
could have been a much greater
"We could have gone on and on,
but we wanted to give it to the
government before they made
their announcement," he said.
He said the petition was so
worded as to allow a degree of
flexibility, as long as the principle
of the question is realized.
Low-Beer said the lands, must be
a substantially intact park area to
be valuable to the public. Any bits
and pieces left over could then be
used for other purposes he said.
Seepf5: LAND
Grads plug voluntary AMS
The graduate student association
voted Monday to support voluntary
Alma Mater Society membership
and fee payment for all UBC
The vote followed receipt of a
lawyer's report investigating the
legality of an AMS meeting March
16, 1973, which passed a resolution
requiring graduate students to pay
regular AMS fees.
The report by articling lawyer D.
M. Davidson stated that because
the location of the meeting was
changed from a foyer to the SUB
cafeteria (to ensure a quorum)
"the AMS had acquired no
jurisdiction as a result of the
meeting ... to levy fees against
the graduate students."
"The long and short of it is, in my
view, that the AMS has no
jurisdiction over graduate
students. Graduate students are
not active members of the AMS
except at their own option. The
AMS has no right to levy fees
against graduate students," the
report said.
Ariadne Krause, GSA internal
and external affairs officer,
qnestioned the report because
an error was found.
The report stated that 75 per cent
of the active members present at
an AMS meeting must support an
amendment for it to pass.
According to AMS procedure,
two-thirds majority is required for
fee levys and constitutional
GSA secretary Greg Oryal
suggested one student would have
See page 6: SUEING Page 4
Friday, March 22, 1974
Help NUS
The National Union of Students is useless — The
Ubyssey said it when this particular organization was
formed and we say it again.
One problem is that the union is practically UBC's
own baby. Of all the campuses that belong, most of which
are west of the Ottawa River, only a few are currently
paying membership fees.
The Alma Mater Society at UBC is paying almost
$9,000 to keep an organization which doesn't represent all
of Canada running.
And, according to an AMS executive officer, all the
union has done with the money is hire an organizer to travel
the country seeking prospective members.
Although the union has been in existence for more
than a year, it has not yet began to lobby.for any kind of
change in student loans, and university funding at the
federal level, as it should be.
In effect, the only issue for which NUS is prepared to
organize and lobby is its own existence.
That was not the original purpose of the organization.
This does not mean UBC should pull out of NUS; by
all indications if that were to happen the organization
would fold.
Instead UBC should put more effort, not money, into
seeing if the organization can be saved.
If it can, then propose the ways.
The idea of a national student union is, despite the
negative aspects of the current organization, good.
No comment
Schwenger 2
I must admit I am very disappointed in our English Department
after reading your front page
article on the denial of tenure for
Peter Schwenger (The Ubyssey,
March 12).
Schwenger is a teacher I am
very grateful to have had in
English 100. Contrary to the
department's assessment of his
teaching qualities as "not outstanding", I found his care and
thoughtfulness in preparation and
presentation a deciding factor in
my university career.
If I had not been so enthused by
his interest and ability I doubt that
I would still be here today. His
departure is UBC's loss.
At a time when, supposedly, first
year students arrive less prepared
in English than before, an interesting and talented teacher
makes the literary gap even easier
to bridge.
If the English department is
concerned about making literate
students from high school
graduates, they should place more
stress on motivating those people
with good teachers and less stress
on the quality of professional
publications of those teachers.
I have, unfortunately, heard that
'university would be a great place
if it weren't for the students.' The
English  department's   refusal   to
grant tenure in this case merely
supports that cynical view.
Oh yes, Peter is not alone.
Another, anonymous, young prof
has appealed his case. I wonder if
he too, is, regrettably, only a good
Glen Euan
economics honors
A question for history students:
when two populations enter an
uninhabited area at the same time,
who has real claim to the land?
Such was the case when the area
we now know as South Africa was
first settled. The Zulu tribe was
moving south at the same time as
the first Europeans were entering
the country, and they met halfway. After a prolonged war, the
Europeans came out on top, and
have remained there to this day.
It's not an uncommon
phenomenon; the same happened
in both North and South America
too, although when groups that
have come to this campus to inform us of the evils of imperialism
present their case, this fact never
seems to be mentioned.
I went to South Africa a couple of
years ago to live for a while, and I
found many things different than I
was told to expect. Things that I
was warned about by well-meaning
individuals who had heard about
the "real" situation there from the
MARCH 22,1974
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the
university year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of
B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the
AMS or the university administration. Member, Canadian
University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page Friday, a weekly
commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial offices are
located in room 241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial departments, 228-2301; Sports, 228-2305; advertising,
228-3977.     Co-editors: Vaughn Palmer, Michael Sasges
Come to order, come to order, says the president; and when the
Funny Company meets, here's guess what they present: Mike Sasges and
Vaughn Palmer, honorary chairman; Lesley Krueger, secretary; Gary Coull,
keeper of the spike; Ryon Guedes, court clown; senator Ken Dodd, foreign
affairs diplomat; Jake van der Kramp, Dutch am/bare/ass/a/doer; Denise
Chong, economics minister; Boyd McConnell, director of entertainment
and cultural affairs; Sharon Stevenson, company whip; David Fuller, funny
company mathematician; Rick Lymer, company ma/ass/cot; Alan Doree,
company historian; Ralph Maurer, managing director; Lecherous Tom
Barnes, keeper of the nets; Linda Hossie, writer of company fiction; Robin
Burgess, company star and Marise Savaria company photog. News seminar
tomorrow noon in Ubyssey office. Who's Doug Rushton? Mark Buckshon?
sources we have in this country
never materialized, and others
that did showed that our information, sources are distorted
The women who wrote to The
Ubyssey on this topic Thursday
touched on the real problem only
lightly without knowing it — the
fierce contention there is between
the two major European groups.
The Afrikaaners are in complete
control of the government and, in
consequence, the police force as
well   The English make up the
we make ourselves look pretty
foolish when telling others how to
run their affairs.
I would appreciate remaining
anonymous because I am going
back to South Africa soon to
reassess the situation and as some
governments have a way of
distorting things I could very well
be refused admission for this
letter. That may sound ridiculous,
but these things do happen and
South Africa is a place where
people are regarded as enemies
unless they can prove friendship.
opposition and are ineffective      -m-* -m
because they are outnumbered.       MBf^/tCif,
The Boer War still rages every
day in Parliament, on the streets,
and even between the youth of the
country, who are almost the only
hope for change. The poor black
man is caught up in the middle, at
the mercy of the government, and
despite his great numbers is held in
A regrettable situation, but no
amount of guerilla activity and
boycotting of products, is going to*
change things. It can only make
things worse by making a stubbornly proud government tighten
its fist.
The English-dominated United
Party has different policies that it
would enforce if elected to power,
but whether or not these would be
really beneficial or just token
gestures, time will tell.
The English-speaking people I
met there were disgusted with the
governments' handlihg of the black
population, but had little say in the
So you see, despite the way it
looks, there are a large number of
people there who are genuinely
concerned for human rights, but
they have to bide their time before
getting into power. At that time
things will really start to happen . . .
The Liberation movements that
come to speak to us have a valid
point, and although many of the
things they say are true, often they
only tell enough of the truth to
outrage the audience. I therefore
urge those of you who regard
yourselves as citizens of the world
to lay off your member of
parliament for a while.
A decision made after getting
only one side of any story is rash
and could very well do more
damage than you know. South
Africa's problems are hers and
hers alone to resolve. Until our own
problems are cleared up definitely
Much has been said about the
Point Grey cliffs erosion control
project lately, but today the beach
preservation committee tops them
all by their latest suggestions. (The
Ubyssey, March 19) that
ecological, sociological and environmental studies be done of the
effects the project might have.
It may be possible to appreciate
the relevance of doing ecological
and environmental studies because
in the process of constructing the
artificial beach a few marine
organisms and fish, may be killed
by the settlling sands and gravels,
or if they are not killed, they may
be deprived of their favorite
Furthermore, the cliff may be
stabilized as a result of the project.
This definitely, is an environmental impact because if
nature has her way, this cliff is
supposed to be eroded and
disappear in geological time.
But what could we find out from
a sociological study of this project?
What does the almighty sociologist
have in his or her, power to
speculate on the sociological effects of this project? It is indeed
very difficult to see how this
minute project is going to greatly
effect the life style of the people in
the area.
In cases like the James Bay
project in Quebec, it is very easy to
see the relevance of sociological
Let us speculate a little bit like
the sociologist about what might
happen if tohe project is successful
in stabilizing the cliff and the artificial beach remains in place.
This will only mean that we will
have more beach, and maybe more
people will go down to it. So what?
Well, it may be harder on the
On the other hand, if the project
is unsuccessful and the artificial
beach is washed away and the cliff
is subject to wave erosion again, so
what? Well, we will have lost some
money, but we can learn by this
mistake and should be able to come
up with a better solution next time.
Lately more and more people
have become aware of the importance of possible sociological,
ecological and environmental
impacts of any major projects.
This can only mean more and more
people are getting involved in what
is going on around them.
Now, if people start to use these
words thoughtlessly and
carelessly, very soon these words
will be just cliche — words that we
use often but mean nothing.
Lastly, we would like to pffer
some advice to the beach
preservation committee,
protestors and all concerned. If
you all like to see the beach remain
in its natural state get your butts
off the beach because you are
disturbing the natural processes of
the beach cycle and killing masses
of organisms as you trample the
poor bastards.
nine signatures
geological engineering
Thank you Barry Grannary for
your letter claiming streaking will
lead to greater decadence (The
Ubyssey, March 15;.
The ladies on campus should
erect a monument in your honor.
Surely there must be other
students who have the guts to do
something positive about this lack
of propriety.
In defence of your sisters or lady
friends you should organize and
remove this disgusting spectacle
from your campus.
As Gomer Pyle used say, gentlemen; for shame, for shame,
Peter Orlowski
a students parent
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
from all readers.
Pen names will be used when the
writer's real name is also included
for our information in the letter or
when valid reasons for anonymity
are given.
Letters should be addressed to
the paper care of campus mail or
dropped off at The Ubyssey office,
SUB 241 K. 0     Friday, March 22, 1974
Page 5
PROTEST SENTIMENT ... forces confrontation
Confusion reigns
over responsibility
By JAKE van der KAMP
It seems many people are confused about what is
at stake in the Towers Beach dispute.
The issue is not whether Towers Beach will be
preserved, but who will accept responsibility for the
inevitable confrontation when the bulldozers start
The park board is determined to go ahead with the
It has not been convinced by the arguments of the
save-the-beach people and knows the whole project
will have to be canned for lack of money if work is not
started soon.
So why doesn't the board call in the cops, remove
the people in front of the bulldozers and get the ball
The answer to that is another question.
How would you like to be board chairman Art
Cowie opening the newspaper one morning to find
himself labelled as a reactionary who put in jail a few
flower children wanting only peace, harmony and a
beach saved for ecology?
You wouldn't, neither does Art Cowie.
So what does Cowie do?
He starts by declairing the beach closed which he
has the right to do to see if the closure scares the
protestors off. It doesn't.
Next he waits to see what popular opinion is.
Needless to say it appears not to support him.
Then he tries to compromise. Another failure.
In exasperation he throws the ball to the provincial
government. But the NDP is publicity-conscious also,
so resources minister Bob Williams throws it right
back to Cowie.
Finally, the park board decides to call in the cops
only if city council endorses the move because then if
the shit hits the fan city council gets sprayed too.
However, council members are wise to this trick.
They tell the board no, but qualify their refusal by
giving the board the right to get a court injunction.
An injunction is the height of silliness.
The park board has the right to close down the
beach and to call the cops in to enforce the closure
whenever it wants.
It doesn't need an injunction, but it's going to try
for one anyways because in its vacilating, spineless
way the board refuses to stand up and take some
And that is why the project is halted. Not because
the board is considering the merits of. its plans, not
because it can't do anything, but because it is scared
to face what is coming its way.
Cowie is trying to be King Canute and is learning
the same lessons Canute did.
Ubyssey staffer van der Kamp, arts 4, has been
one of the reporters covering the dispute since
protestors first stopped the bulldozers March 4.
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For fee refund
Sueing student will give lawyer lever
From page 3
to be willing to register for a year
and then sue the registrar for
return of his AMS fees if the GSA
wished to pursue the issue.
If that student won his case, the
lawyer would have a lever to
demand all graduate students AMS
fees back, he said.
Oryal said the GSA has access to
the AMS lawyers as a subsidiary
organization of the AMS.
"It might be interesting to see if
the lawyers will sue the AMS of if
the (AMS) secretary will give us
permission to use their lawyers,"
he said.
Oryal said the AMS has already
been approached about subsidizing
GSA legal expenses.
"(AMS treasurer) John Wilson
really didn't make up his mind,"
he said.
"Maybe if they get a new
treasurer who can think, things
will be different."
Oryal said another tack might be
to organize a boycott of AMS fees
in the fall and then sue the
registrar for refusing to register
those involved.
GSA president-elect Steve
Mochnacki said Davidson's report
made no mention of how asuc-
cessful suit would affect the entire
student body.
Last fall, the GSA took a stand to
remain in the AMS and work from
the inside to improve the
organization, Krause said.
She said GSA members were
afraid withdrawal from the AMS
might be construed as an elitist
Consequently the motion,
proposed by GSA AMS
representative, Dave Fuller, included all students.
Fuller noted that in the January
AMS elections a slate of engineers
dedicated to decentralization of the
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"In the student body as a whole
there's a lot of discontent with the
AMS," he said.
"The AMS just seems to carry on
by itself, without consideration for
the students."
Fuller said the "grandiose
projects" sponsored by the AMS,
such as the pool and SUB, are
organized to promote the AMS
executive, not to aid students.
"These fellows . . . and women, I
guess, are out for jobs and it's good
managerial experience," he said.
Fuller, who is a member of the
ad-hoc committee on restructuring
the AMS, said the AMS executives
agreed this was true.
"There's been talk of an underground shopping centre and
parking lot next to SUB," Fuller
said. He said the plans had been
defeated at a past AMS meeting
but that this was the kind of
scheme that came up.
"Apparently there's also a move
afoot in the law faculty to withdraw
from the AMS," he said.
Mochnacki spoke against
Fuller's motion for voluntary AMS
membership, saying it would
emasculate the AMS.
"The board of governors would
continue to levy some sort of fee to
pay off the buildings and students
would be giving their control," he
A motion to survey students
concerning their attitude toward
the issue was defeated.
The meeting passed a motion
calling for a second legal opinion to
be obtained with respect to the
GSA relationship to the AMS including all membership and
financial implications.
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K (xl) the good
directed by Claude Jutra
starring Genevieve Bujold, Richard Jordan
and Philippe Leotard at the Dunbar Theatre.
At a meeting of cocktail party critics,
conversation is likely to hover, like tomorrow
morning's headache, over the sad plight of
the Canadian-produced film.
"The Canadian film lacks maturity as an
art form", declaims Phineas Fogbaum with a
swirl of his swizzlestick, "it won't achieve
box-office success until it is rid of its narrow
"The problem is not with the quality of the
Canadian film", returns Yehudi Morganstern
with well-lubricated alacrity, "the real
problem lies in inadequate publicity and
Happily, Claude Jutra's Kamouraska is
being acclaimed both by critics and by
Canadian film audiences. Jutra's film
adaption of Anne Hebert's haunting story
about the loves and crimes of an extraordinary French woman in 19th century
Quebec is unquestionably one of the best
Canadian films yet produced, and one with
universal appeal.
Genevieve Bujold is Elisabeth, a young
woman who struggles tragically to
free herself from the stifling restrictions
imposed by a rigid Catholic society.
Elisabeth's cloistered girlhood is triumphantly climaxed by her family-arranged
marriage to Antoine Tassy, the vigorous lord
of Kamouraska, a picturesque seigniory in
rural Quebec.
Once home however, Antoine discards all
trace of civility with his wedding suit and
together with his mother, a squat poisonous
old woman, makes Elisabeth's life a waking
Numbed by Antoine's boorish brutality,
Elisabeth finds a sensitive but possessive
lover in the village doctor, George Nelson.
Nelson, an American expatriate, is Antoine's
In his brooding, compassionate eyes
Elisabeth sees the reflection of a much larger
self, and she tries desperately to escape from
Antoine's abuse.
The eternal triangle becomes an infernal
one when an almost demonic Elisabeth plots
with Nelson to murder Antoine. Antoine's
murder sends Nelson into exile and Elisabeth
to prison. The metaphor becomes"a reality.
Kamouraska is a sparkling saga of
romanticism, brilliantly constructed and
studded with superb dramatic performances.
Genevieve Bujold, in her portrayal of
Elisabeth, creates a volatile mixture of
alluring femininity and fierece determination
to live life on her own terms. Richard Jordan,
as Elisabeth's lover, has a Rasputin-like
soulfulness and Philippe Leotard plays Antoine with raunchy vitality.
Jutra chooses to begin the film after the
action has taken place. Elisabeth has
remarried, traded one prison for another, and
now waits at the deathbed of a second
husband whom she does not love: In a montage of flashbacks, her tortured thoughts
during the long day's vigil relive her all-
consuming passion and the tragic severing of
Last, and perhaps most of all, Kamouraska
is an exciting film visually. Michel Brault's
photography of the Quebec landscape alone is
worth the price of admission.
Rob Harvey
poet flies
The SUB auditorium theatre was hardly
overflowing with the faithful, being only two-
thirds full, but with all the standing ovations
the extra space was sorely needed.
UBC's own Anne Mortifee wasn't
necessarily packing them in even for a mere
$1 a head but those that did miss the last
"riday noontide event missed the best
economy concert in this campus's inflation-
prone history!
With a nimble Robbie King pounding the
ivory out of the piano and a bearded birthday
lx>y Doug Edwards backing her up on both
flute and guitar, Anne Mortifee became a
lyric hummingbird and the audience loved it.
Punctuating the bridges between sets with
prolonged applause they showed a deep appreciation of the woman's efforts.
With pretty pink roses adorning the
microphones and the piano, the lady-began to
sing with an enchanting voice, both lilting and
lyrical. She sang many songs with the lyrics
written by Valerie Hennel, Jacques Brel and
Seals and Crofts. Outstanding among her
orchestrations were Hummingbird (Seals &
Crofts), and This is Your Brand New Brother,
which she sang for her sister's young son.
Mortifee's wonderful stage personality zest
always came through, she seemed to play a
Bah'ai love priestess inli^r body-length white
frock with naval tone dress, nothing fancy
simply sweet and sensible.
She joked and jibed about roses and
streakers and children ajid after applause,
launched into her chancfai|_ Zulu improvision
Kereme Kuh Kanalikki Bee Am (can you
pronounce that o_w*{) without accompaniment. More ch*trs and love passed
around as they applauded her every effort.
She even brought her sister Janie on stage
and together the two lorjchlikes sang a duet
Dionysis.      More      JWrting      and      the
acknowledgment that this was Doug Edward's birthday (the accompanying flute
player) and so Anne led the crowd into a
lousing impromptu "happy birthday to you
. . . Dougie"!
After sets of Everybody Knows and her own
Blakian adaptation "Tyger, Tyger" ("burning bright, in the forest of the night. . .") she
sadly waved and kissed everybody goodby.
But the crowd wouldn't let her go and rose to
give her one of the longest standing ovations
(four minutes) on this campus in quite some
time. She did not disappoint them.
The lyrical encore that she gave after
beaming her compliments to the crowd,
which was her crowd by know — totally
behind her, was part of her own new operatic
production and was entitled Goodnight Gentle
"You're all so lovely, you are" was her
lauded compliment to the clapping crowd.
Shouts of "And so are you Annie" were
greeted with more prolonged applause.
Perhaps everyone felt they left to face that
steel grey overcast campus day with just a
little bit more sunshine in their lives.
For the gospel according to folk songstress
Anne Mortifee is one that incorporates a
Christian love of humanity, lovely lyrics, and
the fragile lilting singing voice of this true
Canadian "hummingbird". It is a pity that
more people didn't show up for this concert,
perhaps the greatest bargain basement
concert of the entire year (at $1 a head,
nobody could say they didn't get their
money's worth).
In the end Anne Mortifee, and her cohorts in
folk poetry — Robbie King and Doug Edwards, took their leave in front of another
standing ovation.
Eric Ivan Berg
GENEVIEVE BUJOLD ... as Elisabeth in Kamoura:
West Coast <
in architect m
The West Coast school will expose itself to
The architectural mystique will be sliced
open to display the inner sanctum.
UBC's architecture school is presenting a
joint spectacular exhibition with the Vancouver Art Gallery March 6 to 30. The exhibit
will reveal not only the school's vision of the
architect's role but the school's impact on
British Columbia. The exhibition hopes to
answer the questions of whether a new type of
architecture and a new type of architect has
emerged from the architecture school.
The architecture school at UBC came into
being in 194fi under the direction of Frederick
Lasserre. In 1962, Henry Elder was appointed
new director. Since Elder's appointment, the
school has been committed to the understanding of what architecture can be in the
future and to discover methods of manifesting
these findings in reality.
The show, entitled 28 Years: A
Retrospective Exhibition of the UBC School of
Architecture, will feature drawings, models,
audio-visual material and audience participation.
Some of the topics which will come under
scrutiny in the planned series of events include options for the Vancouver waterfront, a
public advisory service and a new way of
building cities.
Wednesday, March 20, 8 p.m. Preservation of
historic   sites   in   Vancouver.   A   panel
discussion about the Orpheum theatre and
the Birks building and others. Aldermen,
architects,  financiers and organizers of
the   Save   the   Birks   Building   demonstrations.
Thursday, March 21, 8 p.m. Lecture on Architects,  Unwitting Dupes of Speculator
Blockbusters. Donald Gutstein.
Saturday, March 23, 10-12 noon. Architecture
is what is brought to it. A forum moderated
by Prof. Henry Elder exploring the notion
that the architect's role has been invaded
by other disciplines.
Wednesday, March 27, 8 p.m. Time Lapse
Information systems for the Architect and
Planner. Ian Davidson, chief architect and
planner for Mobil Oil Estates.
Thursday. March 28, noon: NFB Films, A is
for   Architecture,   Exeter   Cathedral   in
Thursday,   March   28,   8   p.m.   Living   on
Mountain   Slopes.   Dave   Spearing,   architect. Slides.
Page Friday, 2
Friday, March 22,  1974 o
*   Kamouraska (x2)
* Ohlsson
*  Mortifee
ay, March 29, Afternoon and Evening.
articipatory Build-in. Katabolism ad
harisma. A day-long reconstructive
vent by Rob MacKenzie. Cultural trash
ay, March 29, 10:30 p.m. Western
ound Front Sculpture at the Western
ound Front Lodge — 303 East 8th. A social
vening with Martin Bartlett, musician,
nd Mo Van Nostrand, architect.,
resenting an Electronic Quadrophonic
ound System for a Middle-Eastern
K (x2) • . . and mediocre
directed by Claude Jutra
starring Genevieve Bujold, Richard Jordan
and Philippe Leotard at the Dunbar Theatre.
Kamouraska is a morbid exploration of the
souls of those who stray outside the pale of
19th century church and social mores. Set in
feudal Quebec it examines the harrowing
process and the damning consequences of
defying the rules and traditions sanctified by
time and higher authority.
Based on the novel by Anne Hebert, it is the
story of the beautiful Elisabet who is
married off to the young and verile Antoine
Tass, seigneir of Kamouraska. He is a lecher
and a drunk and somewhat crazy to boot.
She learns to hate him and falls in love with
an old school chum of his, an American
doctor. He is a foreigner, an ex-protestant and
refuses to mingle in society.
They love each other to distraction until he
is distracted enough to go out and butcher
Antoine Tassy. The doctor goes to America,
she goes to jail and on release marries
another version of Antoine.
The only thing we learn about husband
numer two is that he is dying and that
Elisabeth hates him for subjecting her to his
endless lust. The present tense of the film is
his deathbed, everythng else is flashback. It
works although not well — it is carried to
absurd extents,when we see Antoine and the
doctor as children playing chess.
There is an amateurish feel about this film
as if director Jutra were attempting to do a
small scale Doctor Zhivago in reverse. The
background and setting of the French-
Canadian past is there but somehow fails to
convince. What is convincing is the certainty
and reality of the hell that burned, just
beyond the limits of the 19th century rural
Quebecois interpretation of social conduct.
Throughout the film Elisabeth is reminded
by her aunts of the need to remember her
soul. She should have listened to them, for by
Ihe time her second husband is dying she is
obviously in hell. And hell is where the movie
leaves her. She is Catholic enough to feel
remorse and guilt.
The extension of the triangle to include
Elisabeth's maid (who is also a part-time
witch) is a pointless and tiresome digression.
The two lovers confide in her and attempt to
convince her of the necessity to kill Antoine
Tassy for them. She fails to do it and betrays
them in the courtroom. It is an unsatisfying
and puzzling sequence in a film that is
already too long.
Apparently though this is a problem in
scripting for in the original novel the problem
doesn't arise.
There she is an essential character adding
elements of mysticism and witchcraft to a
scene already numbed with French
Catholicism. The result in the novel is that
Elisabeth's submersion  into  madness  and
guilt takes on a greater intensity.
If this is the film that is going to become a
Canadian classic then we're in trouble.
Cinematically it is weak, there isn't that
texture of richness that in some vague way
characterizes greatness. A more important
and interesting consideration however is the
depiction in this movie of the Canadian
psyche. If every nation has its great love
story as the ads say, and Kamouraska is
Canada's, what do we have?
Brutal lust, hopeless love, shattered expectations on the one hand and guilt, fear and
madness on the other. Hardly an encouraging
picture of love, but one which fits in appropriately with Jutra's bleak snowscapes.
Bleak as this view is, it is nonetheless consistent with current critical thought on the
Canadian mentality as interpreted through
Kamouraska is a good film but it is by no
means excellent or worthy of all the praise
being heaped on it. It is a long, somewhat
confused, very morbid but quite competent
film and no more. Watching it is a depressing
experience devoid of any of the intensity and
excitement of the eqally depressing Cries and
Claude  Jutra   hasn't  quite   managed   to
imbue his  cinematic  landscapes  with   the
magic and mystery necessary in the creation
of a living and enduring work of art.
Ed Cepka
Captain Poetry happens
Concrete, cemented, spatial,
onomatapoetic, sweetness and light sound
freak: a strange way to describe a poet you
may ask? But the culture vultures gathered in
Ohlsson delights
suited to temper
in compositions
ne of the delights of listening to music is
of finding a musician who performs
(positions suited to his temperament,
letimes, however, the musician has to do a
:>f searching and the audience has to be
ent with an unrewarding interpretation.
3th delight and lenience were the case
day evening when the young American
..#f Garrick Ohlsson gave his first solo
tal in Vancouver before an enthusiastic
ience in the Queen Elizabeth Playhouse,
hlsson, still in his late 20s, played works
Haydn, Mussorgsky and Chopin,
hlsson did not seem to have much interest
he short Haydn Sonata in D major. He
i the piece merely as an opener and it was
' adequate.
owever, he pounded into Mussorgsky's
Lures At An Exhibition with an abundance
2nergy.  Heavy on  the  pedals,  echoing
crescendos and a heavy left hand gave the
impression that Ohlsson was not completely
at home in the exhibition. Although Ohlsson
provided lots of texture and shading he did
not set up enough tonal contrasts between
each of the 10 pictures.
Ohlsson's special strength clearly lies with
The first and only American to win the
presitigious Chopin Festival in Warsaw in
1970, Ohlsson gave an extraordinary balanced
and fluid performance of a number of Chopin
Ohlsson's masterful and lyrical playing of
the Andante and Polonaise in E flat won the
6'4" virtuoso an enthusiastic round of applause and a straggling sort of ovation.
Ohlsson in turn rewarded the audience with
three little encores.
Geoff Hancock
the bowels of Buchanan a few Wednesdays
ago apparently agreed with all those recycled
adjectives and added some more effervescent
ones such as "wow", "neato", "groovy", and
the subkulter bromide bristo "far fucking out,
The man, was none other than the
exuberant Captain Poetry himself, alias Billy
the Kid, alias St. Reet of the mixed
metaphoric "Martyrology" volumes, alias B.
P. Nichol (small case superstar) infant
terrible of contemporary "kanadian lit-writ-
you're". B.- P. ("Barry", by his bardic
bastion of groupies) Nichol gave what was
universally declared one of the most exciting,
if not always intelligible, poetry readings on
this ivory tower in quite some time. (Reading
from various books and notes (including his
incredible "nov-ell" prose poems) he sang his
poetry to the awed, stunned and faceless
masses of the unwashed.
For to hear him chant out such anglo-saxon
scopic alliterate inanities suc.h as "house
mouse/mouse house/mouse mouse/house
house/ house mouse/mouse house. . ." or a
better eardrum bargin in, "... 1 e 1 e particular laydee la dee/tender belly/a woman is
where the woman and/luv me/b o is o.k.
(laughter)/ for whaddabout bad breath?/it's
kold eatin h's/if piss is s — ("naw that's not
right— (laughter) —blew it") — if pis s PISS
ON IT SSSSSH!" (groupie giggles you might
well question his conception of poetry (or
For Nichol does have a method in his
madness or should we say a madness in his
method Concrete poetry as he sings, chants,
and coughs it out is poetry geared to the sound
and visual spacial parsects of the printed
page. Cum again wot — tis "poetree" or
calligraphic typographical madness designed
to use the printed page as a frame for the
"wurds" which become symbolic animals of
appearance subordinated from their intellectual signifagance.
B. P. Nichol tries to churn out an orchestrated alliterate symphony of sound
geared to particular themes and emotions
and appearing to the layman (and
"laywumman") as a series of non-sequitur
syllogysms. (Ant tracks splatterdashed to-
hell-and-gone all over the printed page!)
Living off the Canada Council travel and
speaking grants is not an easy life for any
person, particularly one who makes his bread
and butter by breath of bardic bullshit alone.
But B. P. Nichol is more than just an avant
garde poet of sound and symbol ("ikonified
alliterate idiocy" — as one ignorant hack
asserted) he is a voice of change, a voice that
must be heard, and an exceeding exciting and
interesting voice to hear.
B. P. Nichol is nothing short (5'10") of a
happening himself. A pied piper of "poetree"
affecting enough to make the lumpen-proletarian masses of the undergrads rise up in
revolt and bury the forcefed sterility of
English 100 for good! B. P. Nichol; concretist,
revolutionary, sound persona extraordinaire
is marching on the collegiate circuit now and
"CONcureRING"! We can only wish you luck
Julius, er, Captain Poetry, and warn you to
"beware the Ides of March!" (heh-heh).
Eric Ivan Berg
Friday, March 22, 1974
Page Friday, 3 Workers rose once
to a man
Exactly 103 years ago this week, on March 18,1871,
the proletariat of Paris rose in arms like one man,
and war was declared between the people of Paris
and the French government sitting at Versailles. The
revolt of the Paris Commune occurred while France
was at war with Prussia and national and class
contradictions had become acute.
The roots of the uprising go back to July, 1870, when
French Emperor Napoleon III started a war against
Prussia. In September he surrendered to Prussia and
revolution broke out in Paris Sept. 4. The Third
French Republic was then declared, but power fell
into the hands of the national bourgeoisie.
On Feb. 26, 1871, the French premier and Otto von
Bismarck sighed the preliminary peace treaty under
which France agreed to cede Alsace and the eastern
part of Lorraine to Prussia and pay an indemnity of
5,000 million francs.
When Prussian troops soon afterward beseiged
Paris, many people took up arms and enrolled in the
National Guard so that the guard swelled to 300,000,
the great majority of them workers. Using this
means, the people of Paris staged two uprisings —
Oct. 31,1870, and Jan. 22,1871. Both were suppressed
and the government attempted to disarm the
On March 26, the people of Paris elected the
members of the Commune and officially proclaimed
its existence on March 28. Its first act was the
abolition of the bourgeois standing army and its
replacement by the armed populace.
The Commune governed the state by combining
legislative with 'executive functions.
"On the first of April it was decided that the highest
salary of a functionary of the Commune . . . was not
to exceed 6,000 francs a year," according to
Frederick Engels.
Economically, the Paris Commune handed over to
co-operative workmen's societies the manufactories
and workshops and ordered the property held in
pawnshops returned to the owners. It also ordered
rents remitted or postponed while it abolished night
work for bakers April 20.
The Paris Commune announce the separation of
church and state."All religious symbols were ... on
the eighth of April ordered to be banished from the
schools. ... On the sixth the guillotine was fetched
out by the 137th battalion of the National Guard, and
publicly burned amid loud popular applause," says
The Commune specially decreed the dismantling of
the   Vendome   Column,   a   symbol   of   bourgeois
chauvinism, erected in the centre of Paris.
The government initiated attacks on the Paris
Commune on April 2.
"Paris was continually bombarded by the very
people who had stigmatized the bombardment of the
same city by the Prussians as a sacreligious outrage.
"The resistance in the western parts of Paris, the
wealthier parts of the city, was only feeble; it became
tougher and more severe as the attacking troops
approached the eastern half, the working class parts
of the city.
"Only after an eight days' struggle did the first
defenders of the Commune succumb on the heights of
BellevileandMenilmontant. . . . And now the murder
of defenceless men, women and children, which had
raged the whole week through in ever-increasing
proportions, reached its highest point," says Engels.
"Then, as the slaughter of all was seen to be impossible, came the arrests en masse, the shooting
down of arbitrarily selected prisoners as victims for
sacrifice, and the transference of the remainder into
great camps, where they awaited the mercy of the
Karl Marx and Engels used every possible means
to maintain contact with the Paris Commune, giving
it both support and help. Two days after the fall of the
Commune, Marx read out to the general council of the
First International a paper on the civil war in France,
which explained and summed up the experience and
lessons of the Commune.
Said Marx: "The working class cannot simply lay
hold of the ready-made state machinery, and wield it
for its own purposes."
Said Engels: "The most difficult thing to understand is, indeed, the sacred respect with which the
Commune reverently stopped before the portals of
the Bank of France. . . . But what is still more
wonderful, is the number of correct things done by
the Commune.
"The most important decree of the Commune had
for its object the organization of great industries and
even of manufacture, and this organization was to
comprise not only the association of the workers in
each factory, but also the union of all these cooperative associations into one great federation.
"Look at the Paris Commune. That was the dictatorship of the proletariat."
Now 103 years later, all progressive people
throughout the world recognize and are heartened by
the valiant attempt of the Parisian working class to
seize state power.
Sharon Stevenson
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Friday, March 22, 1974 Land should stay
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From page 3
He said the main point is to keep
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"What's wrong is the government's approach to the problem,"
said Low-Beer. "What they are
doing is saying, let's extend the
city for about 200 yards, which
would be disastrous.
"That approach would screw the
lands up as a park, and that's why
they must look at them as a park
He said the government must be
Boycott leads
to admin
boycott of classes by students and
faculty pressure at Acadia
university has led to a capitulation
of the university's board of
At a special meeting Wednesday
the board agreed to the demands'of
faculty and students for an independent hearing into the nonrenewal of the contract of Robert
McCarthy, a music professor.
The executive committee of the
board had turned down a request
from the Acadia faculty
association March 12 but on
Monday the threat of a nationwide
protest of university teachers
loomed with the formation of an
investigation committee by the
Canadian association of university
teachers (CAUT).
Then students almost totally
boycotted classes: Fewer than five
per cent of students attended
classes Monday and Tuesday.
The board agreed to the hearing
the next day.
made see that building housing on
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"And that's their only argument
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Low-Beer said in 30 years the
city will be densely populated and
people will need relief. "We must
start looking now for a safety valve
area. It's the same thing as in 1890
when the city acquired Stanley
Park as a recreational area even
though at the time it was
surrounded by bush.
"This time though, we luckier in
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Page. Friday, _ 5 At women's meet
Housewives dilemma told
If marriage and motherhood granted time off for
good behavior it would defy all the logistics of 'his-
wife-their-mother' sociologist Marylee Stephenson
said Tuesday.
Yet the housewives who do follow their liberated
friends in the search for self awareness are labelled
'weird' and their actions 'tasteless', she said.
The ideology of women's liberation, Stephenson
said, explains this boredom and isolation as
something other than failure.
Stephenson, a lecturer at McMaster University,
was speaking on the topic housewives and social
change to a small audience in SUB ballroom Tuesday
night. Her talk, based on a study of two women's
liberation groups in Vancouver, is also the topic of
her forthcoming doctoral thesis at UBC.
The complexity of change is difficult to understand
because housewives occupy one of the most
traditionally defined roles, Stephenson said, where
freewheeling flexibility is the exception.
"The traditional role can have enormous
gratification," she said, "but it is also a role
physically and mentally taxing."
"If a woman has been doing the right thing,
focusing the emotional and physical needs of her
family on herself, then to change this is extremely
This essential and crucial work is done without any
recognition Stephenson said; recognition that should
come from her husband, the government and society.
The women's liberation movement is a coherent
and pervasive way of making change, allowing
feedback between the individual and the group, she
The housewife is usually drawn into a group
through a friend. "Put two women together and
you've got a women's liberation group — in many
ways this is true," she said. "The group sets a
"It's 'alright for her to go out' on an intellectual
level but the housewife leaves behind feelings of guilt.
But the husband is forced to realize that it's his house
"You learn how to manipulate your husband.
'Husbandese' is a very practical model of learning."
The ramifications of women's liberation aren't
confined to meeting rooms. In bringing about change,
when you succeed it allows you to change more,
Stephenson said.
"The task for women is two fold; we have to escape
the sexual typing and watch how we raise our
Stephenson said housewives she interviewed
realized how destructive a boy-girl dichotomy was —
one housewife stopped reading nursery rhymes to her
five year old because of its sexist content.
Marriage legalizes submissiveness said
Stephenson, providing only legitimate children and
access to sex.
"Finding out more about sexuality and sexual
behavior makes our choice more meaningful," she
said. "There is an amazing ignorance about our
Stephenson said women's liberation activities give
housewives a chance to make friends by choice.
Friendship patterns will expand beyond the gossip
circle of who lives next door and who's in the laundromat, she said.
Women must continue to tolerate the housewife role
Stephenson said, but it should be only one of many.
"We could spend all day crying if the cake flops —
more flexibility makes us less vulnerable," she said.
"We have acquired a kind of super role, namely —
GSA gets few candidates
The graduate student association
has fought a long battle for the
right to hold their own elections for
student representatives to faculty
Now, a week before the date set
by the GSA for the close of
nominations only 14 of a potential
:i7 representatives have been
Nominees from some faculties
have gone directly to dean of
graduate studies Ian McTaggart-
Cowan to inform him of their
nomination, bypassing the GSA
Most graduate students, including nominees, are not even
sure how the elections will take
At the GSA annual meeting
Thursday students voted to keep
the  nominating  procedure   open.
Nominations will be accepted
after next week and a notice will be
sent to the nominee's department
informing other interested persons
they have a week to get their
nomination forms in. After the
week the nominee will be acclaimed or an election will be held.
"It's apathy," Ariadne Krause,
retiring GSA internal and external
affairs officer said.
"We can't even get students to
stand for rep.
Another body of the GSA, the
graduate representatives
assembly, has only existed for two
of the five years the GSA has
existed, retiring president Heather
Wagg said.
She said if the 14 student rep
nominees, who will probably be
acclaimed, are not willing to form
the GRA, the GSA constitution will
have to be rewritten.
"It will mean you should throw
out this constitution and form a
new one," she told the meeting.
"But, I don't know what it will
Wagg said the GRA determines
GSA policy inside the constitution
and appoints special committees.
It also has financial control she
The GSA executive can spend
only $50 without going to the
Wagg said she attributes lack of
student participation to the fact
that students are more interested
in the social side of the graduate
student centre.
"Nothing's really happened in
the last two years," she said.
"There haven't been any big
scandals that have broken out in
The Ubyssey, or anything."
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Friday, March 22, 1974 Friday, March 22, 1974
Page 13
By Slavonics prof
• III!
t predicted
A UBC Slavonic studies
professor said Wednesday he
predicted the deportation of Soviet
writer Aleksander Solzhenitsyn the
day before it happened.
"Strangely enough, the actions
of the Soviet government are often
predictable," Jan Solecki said.
"The action against Solzhenitsyn
was carefully orchestrated. What
surprised me was the speed with
which the operation of his
deportation was carried out."
Solecki spoke Wednesday at a
panel discussion of Solzhenitsyn
and the Soviet past.
As far as Soviet authorities are
concerned, Solecki said,
Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago
is probably his most outrageous
"The book is a systematic
presentation of material collected
by him in captivity, and later on as
a free man, on the activity of the
security organization."
Solecki said the material
published so far by Solzhenitsyn is
trying to prove the terrors and
abuses that followed the 1917
revolution had the knowledge and
approval of Lenin.
"By doing this Solzhenitsyn is, of
course, destroying the carefully
nursed legend that Lenin was an
'all-wise, benevolent, humanity-
loving leader' and placing him in
the   same  category   as   Dzier-
zhynski, Trotsky, Stalin and
others," he said. "This alone is
enough to condemn Solzhenitsyn in
the eyes of the Party."
Solecki said Gulag Archipelago
is not an easy book to read. "It is
like a history of some condemned,
accursed nation," he said. "It is
gruesome and morbid and, what is
also terrifying, it rings true."
Solecki concluded by speculating
that Solzhenitsyn may only be "a
very small pawn in the game for
power and for life, between those
who fear the past and look forward
to the future and those who fear the
future and look back to the past
where in repression, in terror and
inhumanity they see their own
strength and the possibility of
survival through well-tried
Lefeaux wants rocks
From page 1
blanket  of   sand   on   the   beach
without   the   gravel   and   rock
mounds called for in the current
But the board later rejected this
solution when a representative
from the company which drew up
the plans said he felt the project
would have a greater chance of
succeeding using rock and gravel.
"I would feel more comfortable
with the gravel and the rock
mounds," he said.
The idle equipment and the
salaries of the people guarding it is
costing $700 a day.
Commissioner Sandy Robertson
has expressed concern that the
project may no longer be possible
because of rising construction
costs if it is delayed through the
The provincial government,
which originally gave a $350,000
grant to the project, refused to
indicate to the board whether the
plan should be continued.
Resources minister Bob
Williams told the board to either
proceed or cancel the project.
The project is an attempt to stop
erosion of the Point Grey cliffs,
which studies have shown are
slowly disappearing into the water.
In the path of the erosion is the
Cecil Green Park complex and the
planned Museum of Man.
Coup 'paradox' says Neff
The Chilean coup is a paradox, a
Chilean Christian Democratic
party sympathizer said Tuesday.
Jorge Neff, a professor at the
University of Santa Barbara, told a
small meeting the coup in Chile
must be considered in view of a
changing U.S. policy toward Latin
That policy, he said, changed
from the Alliance for Progress in
1969 to the Rockefeller doctrine
which shifted from a democratic
emphasis to a totalitarian emphasis.
Neff said since 1964 there have
been increasing numbers of
military coups in Latin America.
He cited the examples of Brazil,
1964, Bolivia, 1971, and Ecuador,
1972, as well as Chile and Uruguay,
Neff said he finds the Chilean
situation a 'paradox' because of
"Chile's long tradition of
democracy." He stressed the role
of the military in the coup as
central to the overthrow of the
Allende government.
"Allende was not a socialist,"
Neff said.
"Rather he was someone who
tried to set the stage for eventual
Several students said Allende
represented the national interests
of the Chilean bourgeoisie, not
those of the Chilean working class.
The government's perpetuation of
the myth of a "peaceful transition
to socialism" was largely
responsible for the success of the
fascist coup, one said.
School District No. 86
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Birks building will be held 2 p.m.
Sunday at the corner di Granville
and Georgia.
A funeral procession will leave
the Vancouver Art Gallery on
Georgia and walk to the fated
"It will be a solemn, dignified
service and a serious statement of
what our city is, what it has been.
and what it is becoming," says a
press release about the service.
Everyone is invited to attend
the service which could be the last
chance to view the building and
acknowledge its place in our city.
Poets' corner
The monthly meeting of the
poetry reading circle will be held
8 p.m., Wednesday at the Artist's
Gallery, 555 Hamilton.
The circle is for unpublished
poets who wish to read their
works. A prize will be awarded for
'Tween classes
Isolde Belfont speaks on why
Marxists oppose terrorism, 8 p.m.,
1208 Granville.
General meeting, noon, SUB 105.
Discussion on Canadian policy on
the law of the sea (fishing, seabed
mining, pollution) with Mark
Zacher, 7:30 p.m., SUB 205.
First -annual health sciences dance,
8:30 p.m., SUB ballroom.
Bicycle day, noon, bus loop at Lost
Lagoon, Stanley Park.
John Steele speaks on the state —
neutral arbitrater or instrument of
class oppression, 7:30 p.m., 1208
Fred Gudmunsen speaks on the
future of collective farming in
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a.m., MacmiHan 260.
Begdan Czaykowski of the Slavonic
studies department speaks on the
truth of poetry; tensions in Polish
poetry from Rezewicz to the 1970s,
4:14-5:45  p.m. in  Buchanan  1278.
Debate between history profs John
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Claire Culhane speaks on the
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and film, noon, SUB 207-9.
Social evening, members and guests
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Paul Crunican of the University of
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Buchanan 205.
Morris Halle of M.I.T. in Cambridge
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Today, 12:30 P.M.   Up, Ita. 211
the best poem. Admission is free
and the readings will be followed
by coffee and discussions.
The provincial government is
sponsoring an industry initiative
employment program this summer
which will pay for half a student's
wages if they are hired by small
businessmen and farmers.
"This means that if a small
businessman can make a new
summer job available he will be
reimbursed for half of that
student's   wages   (up   to   $300,"
says Vicky Radley, the program's
Under the program a famer
who could not afford to pay a son
or daughter for their work on the
farm can now get reimbursed for
one half of the monthly salary of
each newly created job.
Students are encouraged to
approach employers and ask tyem
to utilize this program. For more
information write to Industry
Initiative '74, employment
programs section, B.C.
department of labor. Parliament
buildings, Victoria.
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Airport    Development    and   the
ministry of transport is holding a
meeting on a third runway at
Vancouver airport Thursday at 8
p.m., in the Richmond Inn, 755
Westminster Highway.
The meeting will discuss
whether the planned third runway
is needed or wanted, and what
effect its construction would
For information phone
266-9039 or 228-5650.
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friendship. The Cycle Touring
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Drop us a note, enclosing s.a.s.e,
to 1405 Cypress, Vancouver
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STUDENT INCOME TAX SERVICE. $3.50 basic. Call 228 1183
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2158 Western
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special travel evening sponsored
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Vancouver Youth Hostel at the
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Advice will he given on all aspects of low budget travel and
free check lists _will be available
to all potential travellers. Those
requiring more details of the
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Page 15
STRETCHING IT OUT, Bill Mackie has gone upward another step towards whatever
he's headed for. Mackie has been selected to Canadian National touring gymnastic
team which will visit several exotic places on the globe in the upcoming months.
Gordon Mackie his younger brother has also been selected to the team.
Mackie brothers vault to
Canadian gymnastic team
Two members of the UBC
gymnastic team were named to the
Canadian National touring gymnastic team.
Bill and Gordon Mackie were
selected from among the 23 top
competitors attending a  competition at York University.
As members of the Canadian
Team, they will compete in Russia
this month, China in April and
Hungary in August. They will also
Ubyssey going places
In the eyes of coach-hit man-acupuncturist Vaughn "The Venereal"
Palmer, The Ubyssey Austin Brewins floor hockey team are really
going places after Tuesday night's game, mainly the minors in Tibet,
Borneo and Roanoke, Virginia.
The Brewins almost dropped a close one in Gym E, but scored three
quick goals to overcome the 30 scored earlier by Kootenay House.
Palmer said after the game the Brewins had forgotten the basics of
floor hockey. "Like running, breathing, carrying a stick," he explained.
"I don't want to make excuses, but I think 30 goals deserve some
"Firstly, Boyd "The Fist' McConnell a real lady killer on the floor as
well as off, played with a charley horse on his eardrum and a giant
metal pin holding the top and bottom halves of his body together.
"Doug "The Tjeke' Rushton, who scored a goal as did McConnell, is a
Boer War veteran who has bad legs due to an old war wound incurred
when someone dropped a case of tinned beef on his foot.
"Tom 'The Tarantula' Barnes, who scored once, is asthmatic, has a
diesel-operated heart pacemaker and his pet rabbit died two minutes
before game time.
"Alan 'The Aimless' Doree gamely played with a case of terminal
mediocrity which caused him to stickhandle his feet instead of the ball
and shoot his right foot wide of the net 17 times.
"Ryon 'The Gargantuan' Guedes had his contact eyelids knocked off
by a shot after only 88 minutes of play and had to struggle through the
entire remaining two minutes without them.
"Ralph 'Cheese and Rice' Maurer played with Persian diarrhea
which has his weight down to 13 lbs.
"Sue 'The Vigilante' Vohanka, Lesley 'The Keystone' Krueger and
Marise 'The Meat Grinder' Savaria are all 23 months pregnant and
understandably rather overwrought.
"Gary 'The Shot Glass' Coull of- course, was laboring under the
overwhelming handicap of sobriety and it obviously had a degenerative
effect upon his play.
"Also, Eric 'The Red' Ivan 'The Coral Pink' Berg is a CYVR member
which is the greatest possible handicap a floor hockey player can have.
"Pemme 'Florence Nightingale' Muir just returned from her third
tour of duty amongst the troops on Easter Island and it was hell over
'there, sheer hell.
"Ken 'The Kamikaze' Dodd is on the limp with the worst set of split
ends I've ever seen in all my years in this business."
Palmer said his strategy to tire out Kootenay House worked.
"They did sag in the third period of their game with another team who
showed up after we left the ice."
Palmer said the play wasn't as close as the score indicated. "But I felt
we had a chance until the second minute,'' he added.
"If we'd had referees, their calls would have hurt us," he said.
"All we needed to get back in it was a couple of touchdowns and
maybe a field goal," he said.
"It wasn't my fault," he said.
"Shit," he said.
see action when the Russian
National team has its tour through
Canada this summer. Much experience should be gained in these
tours, especially through China
and Russia as the Chinese and the
Russians have two of the best
teams in the world. The Russians
are very well known but the
Chinese have had very little
publicity, but during their tour
here last year they showed
strength and depth.
Of the 23 invited competitors, 14
were chosen and named to the
team. Not all the members on the
team had to compete at York
University. Bill Mackie qualified
based on past performance.
Gordon on the other hand, competed and finished seventh over all
to qualify.
The competitors at York
University competed on a full slate
of events; that of floor exercise,
pommel horse, rings, vaulting,
parallel bars and high bar.
Although only the overall scores
were of concern in the selection of
the team, Gordon made strong
showings on the parallel and high
Bill Mackie is well known in the
gymnastic world both at UBC
and in Canada. He has been an
Olympic team member and a
Canadian team member since 1967.
, His international career started at
the Pan American Games in
Winnipeg. In an attempt to add
more depth and scope to his style
Bill trained in the United States at
University of Michigan as well as
UBC. While with UBC, he won the
Canadian Collegiate Championship
twice; in 1969 and 1973.
Gordon Mackie, Bill's younger
brother is fast gaining recognition
in the gymnastic field. He was B.C.
provincial junior champion in 1972
and B.C. senior champion in 1973.,
In 1973, in his first year with UBC
team, he finished fifth at the
National Collegiate Championships and eleventh at the
Canadian National Open Championships. Earlier this year,
Gordon finished fourth at the
National Collegiate Championships.
—don peterson photo
LOOKING FOR SURVIVORS PE canoeing class searches Empire
pool for passengers from Titanic rumored to have gone down during
icy weather two weeks ago after skidding out of control when it hit an
oil slick.
Summer students have
use of rec
Summer session students will
have the use of recreational
facilities, summer session head
Norman Watt said Thursday.
Watson said the War Memorial
gym and the swimming pool would
be available to all summer session
students. They would not have to
pay a fee to use them, such as the
Recreation UBC fee winter session
students must pay.
Watts said each year a certain
amount is paid to the physical
education department out of the
summer session budget to pay for
the use of the facilities.
He said the amount paid last
year for 3,450 students was less
than $1,000, and would be about the
same for the 4,000 students expected to enrol this summer.
The facilities would close at 4:30
p.m. during the summer session. Page 16
Friday, March 22, 1974
AMS told to make fees voluntary
or decentalize its structure
A decentralization scheme and a volunteer fee structure were two proposals
presented Alma Mater Society council
Wednesday by a committee investigating
society restructuring.
The report was drawn up by the ad hoc
committee to investigate structure of the
AMS, after a month of discussing how the
AMS could be improved to better fill student
"The current centralized structure of the
AMS implies the student population is
homogenous which is not the case," the
report says. "Their prime interest at UBC is
education but their fields of study and
consequently special interests are diverse.
"A better way to structure the society
would be to build strong basic units which
would then select a central governing body
to handle issues of common interest," it
says. "The basic unit of the AMS would
become the undergraduate society, or in the
case of large faculties, the departmental
Undergraduate society representatives
would make up the council, the report
continues, rather than councillors elected
"Either the undergraduate society
president would sit on council — as is the
case with some faculties already — or a
member of the undergraduate executive
selected by the executive would represent a
given faculty on council," the report says.
"This would help councillors to know their
undergraduate societies and make sure they
will be in closer touch with the issues and
opinions of the students they represent."
Committee member Rick Knowlan told
The Ubyssey Wednesday students fail to
realize the potential of the AMS and what it
can do for them.
"They don't know what things they can do
with the system, and they don't know how
powerful it is," Knowlan said. "The
organization there isn't even used.
"It just turns out to be another one of those
bureaucratic things where people end up not
getting involved."
Knowlan said the present structure of the
AMS does not properly distribute student
"There is no way leadership that exists on
campus ever gets through to students," he
said. "The arts and science faculties are the
best example because people capable of
leading the  undergraduate societies  are
the society
is structured
for expediency
rather than democracy
AMS is
legally responsible
for their subsidiaries
don't set
clubs loose
more interested in doing something within
the AMS and leaving a vacuum in the undergraduate societies."
"In order for there to be feedback from
students, there has to be a network, there
has to be an undergraduate society," he
said. "We (the committee) can't decide how
undergraduate societies should be
restructured because it's none of our
business, but there shouldn't be a vacuum in
the undergraduate societies."
"They should work for their own faculties
instead," he said.
Knowlan said he thinks the ideal
arrangement for student representation
would be a "critical mass" situation.
"That's when the system is up to a certain
point where every student knows personally
someone who is involved," Knowlan said.
"Then anyone who wants to make his views
known could do so with very little effort on
his part."
Knowlan cited the engineering undergraduate society's recent expansion of
its executive as an example.
"We expanded it from 21 to 41 members,"
Knowlan said. "That's five per cent of the
EUS membership, and is really a great deal
of representation for the number of students
in it."
The report also recommends all executive
positions in the AMS except president be
"The voter turnout in AMS elections is
ludicrously low and it is unlikely that any
one student can ever put together a
following to be elected to such positions as
treasurer by a majority of students," the
report says. "As well the current large
executive election system encourages slates
which means often incompetents can get
elected on the coat tails of popular candidates."
Committee member Pemme Muir, who
presented the report to council, said Wednesday the AMS should be altered to serve
students better.
"It is expedient now, but not necessarily
to the benefit of the students," Muir told The
Ubyssey. "There will have to be a structure
conducive to having the AMS directly
responsible to the students."
Muir said the building of a covered pool at
UBC is an example of how an AMS executive
project could be pushed through.
"The 1972 graduating class gave $6,000 to
an ad hoc committee to investigate the
possibility of having a covered pool, and the
study was done that summer," Muir said.
"The following fall during registration,
the committee had a petition booth for a new
covered pool at the end of Brock hall," she
"Students registering had been signing
things all day, and for them this was just
another thing to sign. When anyone asked
how much the new pool would cost each
student, they didn't receive an adequate
"Then in October, 1972, a referendum for
the pool was held, and it was passed with
67.3 per cent of the 4,124 students who had
voted," Muir said. "It seems wrong for 67.3
per cent of 4,124 students to decide 20,000 are
going to have to pay for a pool."
"We're also telling students for the next 20
years they each have to pay $5 to make up
the $925,000 the AMS is paying for the pool."
Muir used the AMS general meeting held
in March, 1973, as another example.
"The general meeting was scheduled to be
held in the SUB concourse, but it failed to
draw the necessary 10 per cent quorum,"
she said. "So they moved the meeting to the
SUB cafeteria and declared the meeting did
have a quorum."
"When someone tried to challenge the
quorum, Doug Aldridge the AMS president
used an article out of Roberts' Rules of
Order to ask the meeting to uphold his
"The meeting upheld Aldridge's decision,
and although there were few graduate
students and no part-time students there,
voted to levy AMS fees on them."
"The meeting also voted to charge each
student 30 cents to pay for AMS membership
in the national union of students," Muir said.
"After the meeting Bonnie Long the external affairs officer said a general meeting
equals a student referendum."
"This is very expedient but it is not a
democratic way of making decisions," said
Muir. "There should be communication
upward in the system as well as downward."
Another committee report preceding the
decentralization report says the current
AMS structure allows individual executive
members to exploit AMS projects for their
own personal motives.
"Most AMS executive members use the
little AMS 'empire' as a steppingstone to
their business or political careers," it says.
"An AMS executive post provides
managerial experience to point to when
applying for a job."
"It is no accident the AMS administration
has been steadily growing through the
The report also said AMS membership
should be made voluntary before any other
change is made in the AMS.
"It is unjust for students to have money
taken away from them so some student
politicians can build reputations," David
Fuller, who wrote the report, told The
Ubyssey Wednesday. "Voluntary membership is the only way such an organization
could uphold the rights of the students. The
students should be consulted first on
whether they wish to be a party to the aims
of the society."
But the other report rejects the possibility
of instituting voluntary AMS membership.
"While the decision to build SUB was one
shot, in that students who would pay for the
building in future years weren't consulted,
any decision to stop payment on it would
also not involve consulting students in future
years who might see the need for a
building," the report said. "A student union
building which students own and operate
themselves gives the AMS independence,
autonomy and a certain amount of power
which can be put to good use — as well as
The report said any decision to default on
the loan made to pay the annual $270,000
mortgage payment would be irreversible
and would cause the administration to pick
up the debt and take over the building.
"This would mean not only a hike in rental
rates in the building which would be passed
on to users, but probably a student fee hike
as well," it said.
"The administration would use the excuse
of the SUB default to include a general fee
increase as well — Gage and company have
indicated as much on several occasions."
Committee member Sharon Stevenson
said Thursday this was not necessarily the
"If the administration did take over the
building, the AMS could use it as a
bargaining point, guaranteeing students the
use of the building," she said.
The report said the one area in the AMS
where expenditure is questionable is administration.
"Of the $160,000 collected from the $9
activity fee, almost half — $75,000 — is spent
in the AMS business office," says the report.
The report mentioned cutting the clubs
and undergraduate societies loose to handle
their own financial affairs, incorporating
The Ubyssey and reducing the amount of
AMS paperwork channelled through paid
society employees, as obvious ways money
could be saved.
AMS president Gordon Blankstein said at
council he saw no way the AMS could cut
loose the clubs to handle their own financial
affairs. "As far as I know, the AMS is legally
responsible for its subsidiaries."
Blankstein said he would consult the AMS
lawyers on the matter and report back to
council next week.
The report said outgoing AMS treasurer
John Wilson had calculated the time volume
the three moves would save in the business
office to be 45 per cent.
"There would definitely be no need for
keeping a general manager at almost
$20,000 a year, a building manager at about
$15,000 and an accountant at slightly less,"
says the report. "At least one of the jobs
would become redundant and some extra
work could be handled by the society
The report says the treasurer would no
longer be responsible, as he currently is, for
the upholding of the society's constitution.
"This power would be vested in the
president's office but would also be the
responsibility of the constitution committee
of which the president would be chairperson," it says. "The net result of this
system would be a flow of power from the
bottom of the society up through a smooth
hierarchy to the top."
Council voted to accept the report and to
further discuss it in the future.
Committee members say they are
planning to circulate a questionnaire asking
students' opinions on decentralizing the
AMS and on voluntary AMS membership.
MUIR ...
the building itself
can be a
strong bargaining point


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