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Array Apathy, restraint blamed for few votes
HOLLIS...'the real me'
Talk about missing the vote.
Slothful campaigning combined with a lack of
advertising contributed to a dismally low 8.3 per cent
voter turnout in last week's Alma Mater Society exec-
tive elections.
"The turnout was the shits, and I'm disgusted with
it," election commissioner Donna Chow said Monday referring to the 18,200 eligible full-time students
who didn't vote. Only 1,647 students cast ballots in
the annual elections.
But Chow does not blame only student apathy for
the poor showing.
"The candidates didn't campaign heavily enough.
That is crucial to a good election. It's the major
reason for the poor turn out," she said.
But insufficient advertising by the AMS was also
partially responsible for the weak election participation, added Chow.
Because of this year's failure to lure students to the
polling booth, the AMS is planning a more extensive
advertising strategy for next year, Chow said.
The election results are: president, Mitch Hetman
792 votes, Doug Low 627; vice-president, Renee
Comesotti 827 votes, Rick Oliver 631; external affairs
coordinator, Lisa Hebert 813 votes, Bruce Armstrong 678; director of administration, Alan Pinkney
815 votes, Greg Pelling 625. James Hollis was reelected as finance director with 952 "yes" votes and
495 "no" votes.
Hollis, running on a yes/no ballot, received only a
65.4 per cent favorable vote. He denies the low level
of support is an indication of non-confidence.
"A large percentage of those who voted no did so
because they didn't know the real me," said Hollis.
Hollis agrees low key campaigning by the candidates was responsible for the small electorate participation.
AMS president-elect Hetman said he was pleased
with the election returns and turnout: "Fuckin' A!"
he said. The lackluster campaigning was probably
responsible for the poor response, said Hetman but
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Vol. LXV, No. 33
Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, February 1,1983
First Choice
— last choice
VAMPIRES DESCEND UPON SUB in attack this week. Cleverly disguised as a Red Cross worker, vampire
secreted blood from SUB 207/209 where students have been lined up since Monday to give blood. Loss of blood
to group means more donors than ever are needed. Clinic continues until Friday, when forestry sponsored event
ends. The Red Cross needs 2,500 pints from the UBC community to keep up with demand, a quota they have
unfortunately fallen short of in past UBC drives.
Hope for BCIT arbitration
Striking members of the B.C. Government
Employees Union at the B.C. Institute of Technology
went back to work Monday after 92 per cent voted in
favor of binding arbitration.
Rates of pay, term of contract, dental plan benefits
and life insurance coverage will be set through binding
interest arbitration for 350 non-teaching stats, said
BCGEU negotiator Diane Nelson.
Other contract issues were settled through negotiation. These included protection against sexual harassment, a modified work week and a clause for video
display terminal operators.
The institute and the union agreed upon lawyer
Allan Hope as arbitration panel chair, BCIT president
Gordon Thorn said.
Both parties must still select one representative to
complete the panel before the arbitration process
The BCGEU initially went on strike Jan. 4 and then
returned to work a week later in a "show of good
BCIT's refusal to negotiate wage increases forced
workers back to picket lines Jan. 24.
Throughout the dispute classes continued.
Students and instructors crossed picket lines. Faculty association voted last week to support the BCGEU
after the two-day strike was narrowly defeated. After
the defeated vote, the association's general secretary
Negotiation for the BCIT faculty association recently started.
Premier Cable limited wasn't the
first choice of anti-pornography
demonstrators outside the company's office Monday.
On the eve of Canada's first pay
television programming, about 30
demonstrators protested Premier's
policy to show programs from the
U.S. Playboy channel.
Demonstrators carried signs
which said 'Premier Cablesystems
profits from porn', and 'Playboy
isn't entertainment it is exploitation'.
Late in February, Premier,
through Canada's First Choice pay-
TV channel, plans to select shows
from the Playboy Channel which
regularily shows rape, racism, incest
and woman battering.
But a Premier spokesperson said
Monday what is shown in the U.S.
may not necessarily be shown in
Premier last week defended the
company's policy. Premier Cablevi-
sion president George Fierheller
told 200 men at a Rotary meeting
that if he were to eliminate
stereotypes from TV he could not
show programs like M.A.S.H. or
Three's Company.
But one protestor said the focus
is on Playboy Channel because it is
clearly the worst.
"We have to start with the extremes," said Kim Hicks. "There is
only so much energy to go
She said the Playboy type of programming can be tied to events like
one at UBC where a prospective Psi
Upsilon fraternity member forced a
rubber penis into the vagina and
mouth of a black inflatible doll.
Today protestors vowed to return
to picket the company's office.
Premier plans a pay-TV launch
celebration involving children from
a local school. The protest is
scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
The protest was sponsored by
Youth Against Porn, a loosely
organized group of people concerned about the growth of the pornography industry.
Protest hasn't been limited to
Vancouver. In Victoria, protestors
picketed outside an Eatons department store.
The Eaton family has controlling
interest in Baton Broadcsting,
which is producing programs for
Playboy Channel on First Choice.
In a telephone interview Monday,
provincial communications
ministerial aid Jim Bennett said
First Choice is clearly a federal
jurisdiction, but the question of
Playboy on B.C. pay-TV should be
a question for law enforcement officials.
Front page challenge
MONTREAL (CUP) — When is
a prank not a prank?
That's the question staffers of the
McGill University student
newspaper, the Daily, and Student
Society vice-president of internal
affairs officer Bruce Hicks are asking themselves after an unauthorized switch of the paper's Jan. 21
front page.
Early on Jan. 21, someone
substituted The Daily's front page
with their own. The finished pages
had been left with a security guard
for transportation to the printer.
The prank was subsequently
entered in the Engineering
Undergraduate Society's "Rip-Off
Contest" — part of engineering
week activities.
One of the three unsigned front
page stories alleged that the program board, the Students' Society's
social committee, was responsible
for the switch. But Daily editor-in-
chief Richard Flint believes Hicks is
"I am assured by representatives
of the program board that they had
no involvement," said Flint.
According to Flint, Hicks is
responsible  for having the  fake
front page typeset, although the bill
was paid later personally by program board chair Paul Reilly.
The Daily has invoiced Hicks for
$960 — the cost of a full-page
advertisement and guaranteed
front-page  placement  as  per  the
Daily rate card. Hicks is not eligible
for a student discount because the
newspaper did not authorize the
Hicks, who first denied any
knowledge of the incident, now says
he won't admit any responsibility
nor will he pay the invoice.
"It was a student prank done for
engineering week; it should be
taken in that spirit," said Hicks.
Prank or no prank, the Daily
staff is not amused and is treating
the situation very seriously.
"I think engineering week was
used as a front, an excuse for an act
of violence against the staff of the
paper," said Flint. "A joke is a
joke, but this wasn't funny. It
destroyed a lot of good work people
put into the paper."
The caper won the program
board first prize in the "Rip-Off
Contest": 100 beer tickets. Hicks is
a member of the program board. Page 2
Tuesday, February 1, 1983
Lowest voter
turnout in years,
apathy blamed
From page 1
he defended candidates by attributing it to budgetary restraints.
As a result of the recent $20 fee
referendum the AMS will have control of approximately an additional
$425,000. But considering the small
turnout it appears most people
aren't aware what the election was
about, said Hetman.
Last year's AMS elections, which
included two unsuccessful referenda, drew more than twice as many
voters as this year's election.
Last week's election returns is
the lowest since AMS at-large elections were reinstated three years
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"Zionism and the Arab-Israeli Conflict" — a talk by
Dr. Norman Rose, professor of history at the Hebrew
University — 12:30 p.m.
Supper and film "The Peace Crisis" with Dr. Rose
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Students $3.50 — Public $5.50
Advance Tickets: Grad Centre 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (228-3203)
 or AMS Tickets Office in SUB	
Application for graduation cards have now been mailed to
students registered in the graduating year of the following
degree programs: B.A., B.F.A., B.Mus., B. Com., Lic.Acct.,
B.Ed.(Elem.), B.Ed.(Sec), B.Ed.(Spec-). B.P.E., B.R.E., and
B.Sc. All students who expect to graduate this Spring are requested to complete and return both cards to the Registrar's
Office (Mrs. Donna Anderson) as soon as possible, but no
later than February 15, 1983. Any student in the graduating
year of these degree programs who has not received cards in
the mail should confirm with the Registrar's Office (by phone
at 228-4455) that his/her local mailing address is correct.
Students in the graduating year of all remaining degree programs, except Graduate Studies, may obtain their "Application for Graduation" cards from the Dean's Office of their
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their applications from their Graduate Advisor or Departmental Secretary.
"Application for Graduation" cards are also available in the
Office of the Registrar, 2nd Floor, General Services Administration Building.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of the students to apply for their degrees. The list of candidates for graduation to
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More direct action pr
i i
Canadians have not seen the end
of violent protest such as that used
by Direct Action, a member of
Toronto's Cruise Missile Conversion Project said Friday.
"When the human community is
terrorized with the development of
such weaponry as the Cruise
missile, when the need to act has
never been so urgent, when the
anger and frustration builds and
there appears to be no recourse left
open through the democratic process, what else can we expect than
somebody resorting to violence?"
Ken Hancock asked 50 people in
SUB 205.
"I call it tyranny when a
government refuses popular participation by refusing to disclose the
terms of military agreements it signs
with foreign governments, and
when it lies to the people as to the
nature of weapons systems to be
tested on its soil," he said.
For the past three and a half
years Hancock and CMCP have attempted to stop the development of
Cruise missile guidance systems at
the Litton systems plant in Rexdale,
"Fifty-two per cent of Canadians
have said in a recent poll that they
do not want the Cruise missile to be
tested on Canadian soil. Last fall,
in municipal referenda held across
the country, 80 per cent of those
who voted wanted our government
to negotiate for disarmament," he
"And still the government
refuses to act despite this clear mandate given by the people," Hancock
Only through the consent of the
silent majority are the ruling circles
—alison noons photo
FAMOUS GEAR MONOLYTH (block of cement) narrowly missed torch on weekend. Every group imaginable
claimed responsibility for attack on prized block. But vile campus rag got word from activoids called direct action
who said, "Every group nowhere — direct action everywhere. All you have to do is look for it." Communique also
said gears are probably cell of loosely knit technocrats.
Ottawa impeachment hearings on
OTTAWA (CUP) — The University of Ottawa Jewish Students'
Union is launching legal proceedings against the student federation executive.
The student court begins public
hearings for the impeachment Feb.
2. The proceedings were initiated
after the central coordinating committee refused to grant the JSU club
status in September because of its
allegedly racist Zionist nature.
According to JSU president Jordan Charness, they plan to:
• proceed with impeachment
hearings against the executive for
their alleged "abuse of power";
• request that the student court
expell members of the CCC from
the Students' Federation of the
University of Ottawa on the
grounds that they "obstructed the
judicial process" of the SFUO; and
• initiate civil action against the
CCC for their request to the grand
council that the payment of their
legal costs incurred during the impeachment proceedings come from
student funds.
Charness said the JSU-Hillel is
initiating "expulsion" proceedings
against the CCC under the article in
the SFUO constitution that requires
members "be expelled from the
Student Federation on the grounds
of obstructing the judicial
The "obstruction of judicial pro
cess' stems from the CCC's interception of a confidential letter
sent by the JSU-Hillel to the chief
justice of the student court, which
Charness said occurred on Jan. 14.
SFUO president Chantal Payant
responded to the threat of expulsion
proceedings with laughter.
"When is the JSU going to
stop?" she asked. "What are they
trying to do, run us out of the country?"
She said no interception of the
mail on the part of the CCC took
place. An open-faced letter not
marked confidential was handed to
an executive secretary of the CCC
by a JSU representative, she said.
Stadium up as economy dies
The B.C. place stadium might not have been built if
the provincial government had known an economic
recession would happen, a B.C. cabinet minister said
"If we had known the provincial economy would
have been as bad as it is, we might not have
proceeded," environment minister Stephen Rogers
told 35 people in SUB 119.
"However, once it was started, it was important to
finish things," Rogers said.
Rogers spent most of his 45 minute talk discussing
the stadium.
When questions regarding environmental issues
were raised, Social Credit club members stifled the
questions saying the minister was speaking only about
able to make a mockery of our
democratic institutions, he said.
"By sitting here complacently,
unwilling to sacrifice some of the
comfort in your lives and do
something, your silence and consent
is just as violent as that of Direct
Action, because it helps the ruling
economic elites continue to build
these weapons of genocide," he
Although Hancock disagrees
with the methods used by Direct
Action, he said it is time for people
to use other, nonviolent forms of
civil disobedience.
"Never has the time for action
been as urgent as now. It is only
because of you and I that decisions
to test and deploy these new
weapons systems have been
delayed, and it is only through you
and I that further changes will occur
in this insane arms race — not
through governments," he said.
Hancock pointed out some of the
difficulties in getting people active
in genuine attempts to achieve
change through the democratic process.
"It is difficult to tell people to
resist now when we are taught every
day of our lives to be passive and
obedient," he said.
But there have been problems
since the Direct Action attack on
Litton Systems last October.
The police have used the bombing as an excuse to increase their
harassment .of CMCP and its
members. "We have had our
phones tapped, and our homes and
office have been ransacked by the
RCMP, even though the CMCP
disclaims any support of violent actions and practices legitimate
domestic dissent," Hancock said.
Nurses say no
Nurses should "get off the
fence" and take a stand on the
abortion issue, a member of Concerned Nurses for Life said Monday.
"We are here simply to ask you
to read, be aware, and think on this
issue," Carol Gray told eight sympathetic people in SUB 125.
Gray said the group's central purpose is to educate nurses, showing them they have a moral choice
in the issue. Many nurses weren't
aware of this choice, she said.
"We weren't prepared in training. The dilemma of the girl seemed
to be the overshadowing factor,"
another group member said.
The group believes life begins at
conception, when two sex cells unite
to form a single cell. Carol Gray
asked, "If we are dealing with a
human being at conception,
shouldn't that human being have
"Prejudice lies deeply within our
own medical profession."
But it is not the group's aim to
take sides over the abortion issue,
she said. "We want to educate the
nurses, then let them make the
Group member Jackie Langtree
related the practice of abortion to
Nazi Germany atrocities and
Gray   said   nurses   should   get
together and reach some resolutions. But for now, the group is
prepared to use confrontational tactics.
"It can be very uncomfortable
not to do as you're told," said
Jackie Langtree. According to the
Registered Nurses Association of
B.C., a nurse is under no moral
obligation to assist an abortion.
"I am prepared at this time to say
no," she said.
When asked if the doctors needed
nurses to assist abortions, Gray suggested the nurses are the ones who
run the hospitals. However she admitted abortion is often performed
in free clinics without nurses.
According to statistics Canada
the number of abortions are increasing, with 57,000 in 1979 and
more than 65,000 in 1980.
On the issue of unwanted
pregnancies Gray said, "You can
always say no."
The speech inaugurated pro-life
The week's highlight is Thursday,
when former Manitoba cabinet
minister Joe Borowski speaks in the
SUB ballroom at noon. A debate
between anti-abortion Borowski
and pro-abortion Dr. Henry
Morgenthaller at the University of
Manitoba last week was disrupted by
a fight and bomb scare.
Borowski has challenged
Canada's abortion laws in the
supreme court as being unconstitutional.
the stadium.
Rogers instead recited stadium facts, under questioning from Social Credit club executive members.
Rogers discussed the roof, computer dispatched parking, construction methods and financing.
The stadium will host Queen Elizabeth on March 9,
when she also visits UBC. Although the stadium will
not be officially open until June 19, 30,000 seats will
be in place for the visit, Rogers said.
Once it opens the stadium will probably host Billy
Graham and the Pope, Rogers said. "Only one-third
of its use will be sports," he said.
Although environmental debate was discouraged,
Rogers said he was willing to return in the future for an
environmental discussion.
Transit makes cents
TORONTO (CUP) — The University of Toronto's Students' Administrative Council wants to nickle and dime the Toronto Transit
Commission into giving students a break.
SAC's transit committee is planning to stuff TTC fare boxes with
the legal limit of change — 25 pennies and 12 nickles — to protest
student fares.
The change will hinder passenger flow, weigh down fare boxes and
force the TTC to handle more change.
SAC is angered over the TTC's refusal to grant post-secondary
students a special transit rate.
High school students are eligible for a 45 cent fare with a TCC student card, compared to 85 cents for adults.
According to transit committee chair Greg Schiller, the fare issue is
political but students have no political leverage. The government, he
said, does not listen to students and does not recognize them as a
fixed-income group.
Schiller added that the protest, planned for the week of Feb. 21,
could help students gain the support of non-student adults and senior
But TTC marketing co-ordinator Brian Drew said the commission
cannot subsidize and that it is a municipal government responsibility.
The TTC has a mandate to provide a service that returns 68 per
cent of its operating costs. If fares are reduced and the TTC portion
cannot be met, the Metro council must make up the difference, said
Schiller insists, however, that the TTC spends money to decorate
subway stations but claim they don't have funds to subsidize
students. Page 4
Tuesday, February 1,1983
Grads can help handicapped
Freedom etc.
All Canadians drink in democracy with their mother's milk.
We all know pretty much what the democratic process should involve
and why we need it. It should involve regular elections in which all constituents should be free to vote for whichever candidate they please, in which
any candidate should be free to run. We need democracy so the people
can exercise some control over elected officers, and in effect have the
power to throw the rascals out periodically.
So how do the AMS elections match up? In appearance, quite well.
But appearances can be deceiving.
The voters of UBC were presented with a choice of candidates in all
but one of the posts last week. But what sort of a choice was it?
What was the difference between Greg Pelling, for example, and Alan
Pinkney? They both had identically designed posters of identical bespectacled clones. Both candidates offered the voters a list of their administrative qualifications. But how are voters to chose between the men's
athletic association president and the director of administration? How can
they know who is the better? They can't.
The low turn-out reflects not voter apathy, but rather an honest
refusal to chose between candidates who have failed to arouse interest.
They all say they can be judged on their past records. But here lies the
second flaw in AMS democracy. Quite simply there is no danger of the
rascals ever being thrown out.
The fact then that all the campaign candidates looked and sounded the
same was no accident. They all look and sound the same because they are
all the same. How can the students chose between identical mediocre pen-
pushers? How can they bring themselves to care?
Under such circumstances democracy won't work. After all, they're
bureaucrats and not democrats.
James who?
Joe Clark is indeed honorable for resigning as Progressive Conservative
leader after receiving only 66.9 per cent support from his party.
Alma Mater Society finance director James Hollis received only 65.4 per
cent support in his try for another term last week. James, like Joe, ran
against the infamously tough candidate "no."
Is James Hollis as principled as Joe Clark?
Does student council have less scruples than the Tory party?
Is it time for a second review?
As you know, the time of graduation is close at hand, but even closer
at hand is the vote to decide your
grad class gift. One of the possible
choices I would ask you to give
special consideration to is that of
upgrading handicapped access to
There is a slowly increasing
number of handicapped people in
the   university   community.   For
most, it is the small things that we
take for granted that they must
overcome to make it possible to
achieve an education. They need
ramps and elevators instead of
stairs, touch maps instead of signs,
and level platforms not chairs in the
auditorium to see movies.
With a grad class gift to help improve handicapped access in SUB,
students could not only be responsi-
Necrophilia the pits
We would like to draw attention
to an incident at the Pit Tuesday
night (Jan. 25) which should not
have happened.
Several male patrons became increasingly obnoxious, breaking
glasses, throwing chairs, and spilling beer. This behaviour in itself
was offensive, but it became intolerable when the patrons repeated
a chant about necrophilia.
They clearly said that they like to
"fuck dead women". They
repeated this chant at least twice
during the evening, so that everyone
around could hear. The ensuing
scene was an unfortunate free-for-
all, as people offended by these
patrons threw beer and jugs (and
received their share in return) and
exchanged words.
The patrons should have been
warned and, if necessary, asked to
leave long before the final scene. It
is not clear whether the Pit staff
could have kicked the patrons out if
they had tried because there were
so many patrons involved. The Pit
management should critically examine why this student pub can
degenerate to such a degree.
Patti Flatter
Teresa RobttalUe
arts 2
Cary Thompson
Security SUB standard
By now, most of you who have
attended a night function in SUB
have noted the presence of a new
security team in the building. A
security team was needed because
of a great increase in costly vandalism and the constant breakdown
of liquor function security teams.
As such a permanent security
team was installed at the beginning
of September based on a pilot project last spring. Since September
there has been no major incident
of vandalism in SUB while the team
has been working, and few problems with internal liquor functions
have arisen.
Most vandalism that had occurred previously was done by non-
students and the team is there as a
deterrent to these people. The
members themselves have spoken
with police and fire department officials about handling minor and
emergency conflict situations and
are capable of handling these situations.
We are saving money by not having to repair perfectly good equipment and events in SUB are able to
run well without any hassles or problems.
If you have any questions I can
be found in SUB Room 246 Fridays
at 12:30.
Neil Smith
AMS SUB commissioner
Dear readers:
Letters to the Ubyssey should be
typed, triple line spaced and with
the margins set seventy spaces
Remember The Ubyssey does not
have an editor, all its writers form
part of a wonderful progressive collective. Furthermore some of the
members of the aforesaid collective
are women. Naturally enough we all
become agitated and upset when we
receive letters addressed to the
'editor* or 'Dear Sir'.
ble for wielding some leverage on
the rest of the university to upgrade
all handicap access, but also for
removing some of the barriers that
inhibit potential students from
coming to this campus.
This gift would have a high profile to future UBC students in the
form of plaques outside both entrances to SUB indicating the grads
of 1983 helped improve access for
the handicapped to SUB.
In order to insure passage of a
grad class gift, quorum must be
reached at the grad class meeting
this Thursday at 12:30 in Hebb
theatre. Please attend.
Neil Smith
AMS SUB commissioner
Frat actions
not sexist
Regarding the End of Joke
editorial (Jan. 21), I question the
editorialist's hypotheses.
The thought that the outrageously silly performance by the pledges
represents the male need to
dominate females (black females in
particular) is ludicrous. From my
view point, if anyone was laughing,
they were laughing at the drunken
pledges, not at what they were actually doing. The sight of six
drunken pledges gallivanting on a
dance floor with a doll — female,
male either black or white, or a dog,
for all that matters — is a funny
sight. What they did with the doll is
only what could be expected from a
group of inebriated people.
However, the Bible thumping
moralist who wrote the editorial is
extremely hypocritical when he or
she says it would be different if six
black pledges committed various
acts on a white doll in a public
place. That idea is contradictory to
the editor's conception of the
"perfect interracial society". How
you view such an act is entirely
dependent on your opinions of
blacks. The articles are clearly
wrong headed in trying to label actions. What they should have said
was "Drunken pledges act silly and
offend many" instead of "Males
act out fantasies on plastic dolls in a
public place."
Sylvia Jackson
women's studies
Patron pissed off
The men's washroom in
Buchanan D317 has 16 urinals, as
does the one in D217. Allowing 30
seconds per pissing (enough time
for preparation and execution),
each urinal could facilitate 120 people per hour. The total male
daytime enrollment at UBC this
winter is about 14,500. Working it
through, every single male student
on campus could piss once a day in
D317 alone between 8:30 a.m. and 4
p.m. (trust me).
The point of this letter is not, as it
may seem, to prove that I'm a
urinal fanatic, but to question the
efficiency of these facilities. If we
timed it right, one washroom could
look after the needs of the entire
campus (if male teachers are to use
the same facility, some students
would have to miss out or wait until
after 4 p.m.)
But when I take my Thursday
morning strolls through the
bathroom, stopping occasionally
for nostalgic reflections (incidentally, the tile ledges above the urinals
provide excellent contemplation
seats), I note that the facility is not
a madhouse; no, it's not even busy.
In fact, there is no one in at all but
One of my most important findings is that the number of people
in a can at any one time is directly
proportional to the population in
the hallway outside.
Now I don't know how many different guys pass that door per day
(some of my continued research includes traffic counts both in and
out of the can, and interviews with
actual urinal users), but my bet is
that it's not more than 20 per cent
of the enrolment figure.
Is this mega-pisser really
necessary? Adding to the crime, the
nearest men's can, which is just as
huge, is only one floor down. Are
these immense bathrooms, which
could handle every male student on
campus per day, strictly intended
for a couple hundred yards of
hallway? How much did these cost
to build in relation to classrooms?
How much maintenance do they
need? How much water runs
through the automatic flushing
system per hour? Per year?
As soon as my continued studies
are concluded, I will inform the
public not only on the total number
of urinals needed on campus, but
also the cost of maintaining the present facilities. An initial calculation
tells me that D317 really only needs
four or five urinals, two toilets, and
two sinks: 30 per cent of the present
quantity and approximately half the
area. Dgvld chamberlain
arts 1
February 1, 1963
The Ubyssey is published every Tuesday and Friday
through the university year by the Alma Mater Society
of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of
the staff and are not necessarily those of the AMS or the
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Tha stage was set for the Ubyssey family bzzr garden. Brian Jones and Arnold Hedstrom's
parents complained about the long trip from Calgary, while Cathy McGann and Karen
Moore's ma and pa admired their siblings fine journalistic achievements. Doug Schmidt
couldn't get through to Switzerland so he was all by his lonesome, but Neil Lucente invited
his cousin Dina. Peter Berlin brought momsies who served tea and biscuits to Harry ttert-
scheg and Monte Stewart's nieces and nephews. Cary Rodin, N.G.D., and Lisa Morry chatted with their long lost ancestors who tried to avoid Alison Hoens' photogenic family. But
Shaffin Sheriff's dog provided excitement by chasing Steve Janusz, Doug Boyd, Jean
Mustard, and their entire families into the press club. Chris Wong with his kung fu trained
sister came to the rescue by throwing Craig Brooks and his grandmother in front of the dog
which by now had bitten Robert Beynon and the gang from the Kootneys. Emma gave heevy
sigh, and spat on orphans Victor Wong and Vrto Radowski Tuesday, February 1,1983
Page 5
Mose knows all
Allison sings cynical blues
Two rather intoxicated patrons
of the Sheraton Landmark jazz bar
drove home the strength of Mose
Allison's music on Friday.
As Allison churned his way
through a set of tunes with his
distinctive approach of lyrical
cynicism set to an infectious blues
groove, the couple gave their own
Mose...music to drink by
After knocking a beer over, they
got up to dance. But their bold
move to create a dancefloor in front
of the stage didn't last too long as
they fell to the floor in a drunken
The pair returned to their table
carrying expressions of frustration
verging on self-pity. Finally one of
them got up and declared "I can't
take it anymore" and they made a
pretentious exit from the club.
The inebriated couple dancing
only a few feet from Allison was an
interesting irony — he was singing
about real people and commenting
on their pains and pleasures.
Allison's strength lies directly
with his vocals. His delivery is clear
but rough enough to give it a bluesy
twist, and his message is simple and
The combination of a unique
voice and tasteful piano has made
Allison something of a legend in the
jazz world.
The influences evident in his
playing point towards the country
blues genre of Willie Dixon and
Sonny Boy Williamson.  But his
piano playing resumbles Bela Bar-
tok with soul.
As a writer Allison has gained
notoriety outside jazz circles. Many
rock performers — including The
Clash, The Who, and Leon Russell
— have recorded his songs.
Allison demonstrated to an
overflowing crowd at the Landmark why his songs are so appealing. His sarcastic view of life makes
the audience realize what fools they
can be. But in the end they smile
and lose themselves in the music.
His cynicism and musical inten-
tiveness reached a height in his performance of one of his standards,
Everybody's Cryin Mercy (But
They Don't Know The Meaning Of
The Word). He took the song at a
slow, moaning blues tempo which
allowed for the nuances of his voice
to be accentuated.
The one problem with Allison's
music lies with his work on the
piano. Together with his vocals, his
playing is percussive and harmonically provocative. Alone his
piano playing is bland. But Holy
Moses, can Mose ever sing.
Mussoc 'amusing' but dated
The name Broadway New York
symbolizes glittering sequins, pizzaz
and melodrama. Yes, nobody
denies Broadway musicals have
energy, but they often lack a sound
plot and theme.
One begins to wonder if a
musical's glitter and glamour
justifies its lack of a believable
UBC Musical Theatre Society's
production of Guys and Dolls raises
this question.
Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls
has been called "what an ideal
musical should be," and "a musical
fable of Broadway." It opened in
1950, was enormously popular,
won awards, and MGM filmed it in
The story explains romance
Broadway style. Gambler, Nathan
Detroit bets fellow gambler Sky
Masterson $1,000 he cannot con
Salvation Army sergeant Sarah
Brown into going to Cuba with
him. Masterson succeeds in conning
Brown to Cuba, but despite it being
just a gambling dare, he falls in love
with her. And Brown falls for him
as well.
Meanwhile, Detroit and Miss
Adelaide, a Rockette-style dancing
star, have romantic problems.
They've been engaged 14 years and
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Adelaide wants to marry, but
Detroit loves the dice game craps.
Needless to say, everyone ends up
married — for better or for worse.
Mussoc's production is fun. Tne
play has good music, lyrics and one-
liners, and the cast has good singing
and comic acting skills.
But Mark Hopkins and Tina
Kaye (Detroit and Adelaide)
upstage Chris Ellis and Pam
Dangelmaier (Masterson and
Brown), the two leads. Ellis and
Dangelmaier both lack a degree of
charm and stage presence.
However the singing, both individual and choral, is great. The
dance scenes are impressive masses
of writhing people, but most have
an unpolished, clumsy style about
UBC's old auditorium, with its
false Roman pillars, faded red
velvet drapes and tacky ornamenta
tion is the perfect melodramatic
The story isn't so much a fable as
a tale for fairies, people who believe
in Pixie Dust and Peter Pan.
Frank Sinatra said, "musicals
were the fantasy for people." And
Guys and Dolls was one for 1950.
The play depicts a New York
where Sally Ann cannot give away
soup and sandwiches, and
gamblers who think it is amusing to
elude the police.
The play depicts women as
schemers who become physically
sick when unmarried. And it depicts
a Sally Ann sergeant and a gambler
giving up all differences, falling in
love and marrying in two days.
In short the play is amusing
because the stereotypes are blatant
and the audience can laugh at the
'50's sensibilities.
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Masting about how Ins new art gsDsry shsH be
run. 11:30 s.m., SUB 280. Evtyons welcome to
Shsfs deity lunch, noon, HHM houss.
Soup lunch, noon, St. Msrfc's lunchroom.
General meeting, pleess sttsnd, noon, SUB 215.
Recruiting drive for tutors snd tutees for our
tutorial service, 9:30 s.m. -7:30 p.m., SUB msin
concourse. Continues to Fridsy.
Free legal sdvics, noon-2 p.m., SUB 111.
Lecturs snd discussion on Will the Middle Esst
Explode,   noon,   Buch.  A104.   John  Conwsy.
dept. of History speaks.
Find out how to get a job in these tough
economic times. To rsgister phone 228-3313.
This free seminsr is orgsnized by the Csneds
Employment Centre end the Student Affeirs
Committee, 5-7 p.m., Cecil Green perk.
Open meeting: Guest speeker is Betty Green
from Vsncouver Right to Life on the Meening of
Pro-life, noon, SUB 125.
Geologic history of reefs, 3:30 p.m., Geo. Sci.
330A. Noel James, Memorial University speaks.
Worship service, non-denominational, 8:30
a.m., SUB 212.
Recital — gsy snd lesbian music studsnts, 8
p.m. Music building recital haH.
Free legal clinic, noon - 2 p.m. SUB 111.
Development educstton series — a weekly series
exploring international development issues. Using Tschnoiogy — Trsnsplsnting High-tsch or
Encoursging Locsl Ingenuity, 7:30 p.m. Inteme-
tionel House upper lounge.
Eliminating jargon with Robert L. Katz, Arthur
Anderson snd Co., noon. Computer Science
David Harris, the team physician of the Vsncouver Cenucks wjK speak on sports medicine,
noon, IRC 1.
Open meeting, 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m., Lutheran
Campus centre conference room.
Important staff meeting, 2:30 p.m., SUB 241k.
A night ski orienteering event, headlight or
flashlight necessary, 7:30 p.m. start, HoDybum
cross-country ski ares.
Tour of Vancouver control center, 7:30 p.m., airport south terminal.
Zionism and The Arab-Israel ConcSft, with Fred
Rose from Hebrew University, noon, HWel
houee. Fflm: Ths Pesos Crisis also shown.
Presentation by B.A.B.C. of Tour of Italy film,
6:46 p.m.. Buch. A104.
Fitness snd blood pressure testing by doctors
endnureesfromheerthservices, 11:30s.m. -1:30
p.m., SUB msin concourss.
Steering committee meeting, noon, Angus 214.
All welcome.
General meeting end slids show, noon, Chem.
Romence tsnguage evening 7:30 p.m.. International Houee gete 4.
Open meeting: Guest speaker Bev Buass from
Richmond Mother snd Unborn Child Csrs on
pro-life, noon, SUB 126.
Literature teble, noon, SUB.
Mineral weter chellenge end boat races, noon,
SUB south concourss. Symposium on Acquired
Immune Deficiency Syndrome presented by the
Gsy snd Lesbian Heslth Science Professional
Assoc., 7 p.m., IRC 4.
Spscisl free dinner for intemetionei studsnts.
Also introducing Charles Does, Internationally
known evangelist, 6 p.m., Asian Centre.
Film aeries: A Look et Rural India - Habitat:
Pekistsn; This is Bangladesh; Indis: Population
600 million, 8 p.m., Intamstionsl Houss Gets 4.
Lovs,  musicsl  program  shsring and  singing,
noon, SUB 119.
Lecture on pediatric dentistry by G.M. Jinks,
noon, IRC 1.
General meeting, noon, Henning 302.
Seminsr with speeker John Rothman — The
Middle Esst — s struggle for Power, noon, HM
Testimony meeting, 1:30 p.m., Buch. B314.
New Zeeland alios presentation postponed to
Feb. 24.
Meeting, selection of equipment to purchase,
noon. Bio. Sci. 2449.
Weekly general meeting, featuring Sr. Rita, National   Newman   Cheplein,   St.   Merk's  music
Renosz-vous, venez svec vous lunches, 1:30-
2:30 p.m., Intemetionei Houss msin lounge.
Preliminery spelling bee, 1:30 p.m., International
House msin lounge.
Men's Canada Wast basketball flame against the
Ssskstchewsn   Huskies,   8:30   p.m.,   Wsr
Mam oriel gym.
General meeting, el present and prospective
members invitsd, election of new voting
members, noon, Buch. B224.
General meeting, everyone welcome to open
discussion on ths Bshs'i faith, 1-2:30 p.m., SUB
Ganaral meeting. Ken Hall from Westwater
Research wM be speaking on Fraaer River
Ecology and Management, noon, Angus 22S.
Bryan Palmer, SFU History dept., speaks on
Cox) Wsr, Pontics, and Disarmament, noon.
Computer Science 200.
Stemmtisch evening, 7:30 p.m.. International
House gate 4.
Film: Voice of Hunger, noon, Asisn centra
Special guest speeker Joe Borowski, former
csbinst minister from Menitoba, spesks on Life
and Abortion, noon, SUB ballroom.
Track two — film of the Toronto bath raids snd
protest demonstrations. *2. AMS, *3 others,
noon, 7 p.m., 9 p.m., IRC 2.
Bske ssle, great sweets for grest prices noon
-2:30 p.m., SUB msin foyer.
Healing service — come and bring any afflicted.
Charles Doss intsrnstionsl speeker pressnt, 7:30
p.m., Scerfe IX. Doss speeks on Life and Faith,
12 p.m., SUB 211.
Preparing s homeetyie meal, 4:30 - 7 p.m.. Subway.
Tectonic Accretion and CordHleren Mountain
Building, noon, Geo. Sci. 330A. J. Monger
Folk night: Bim, 8:30 p.m., Grad centre
ballroom. Advenes tickets at AMS box office
and grad centre.
Msrtin Wsinberg, former ssnior ressarch
sociologist of the Kinssy Institute, co-author of
Homosexualities snd Ssxusl Preference, noon,
SUB euditorium. Discussion period follows.
Gym night, 8:30 -11:30 p.m., Osborne gym A.
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Super dooper soup lunch, noon, St. Mark's kitchen.
Kayak pool session, 10 s.m. - 12 p.m., Aquatic
centra, indoor pool.
Rendez-vous, venez svec lunches, noon, International House msin lounge.
Super spelling bee, noon, International Houae
main lounge.
Women's junior varsity game vs. CspKsno College, 6:30 p.m., Peece gym.
Women's Canada Wast basketball game against
Ssskstchswan   Huskiss,   8:30   p.m.,   Wsr
Memorial gym.
Pre-.velentine Greet Expectations dance, 9 p.m.,
faculty dub.
Radio broadcast of 'Birds game vs. Alberts
Golden Beers in Csnsds Wsst Leegue game on
102 FM. 8:15 p.m.
Badminton doubles toumsment. Registration
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Interclub dual slsiom ski chellenge, 12 p.m.,
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Men's Canada Wast basketball game against
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Page 7
Poor pranksters victims of pointless agitation
I don't like to scratch a festering
wound, but it appears there is a
desire on the part of a variety of
outraged people to grind salt into
the Psi Upsilon issue. I propose to
take some of the sting out.
It fascinates me how people who
presume to be educated —
undergraduate and graduate
students alike — react with outrage
to a mere prank. I wonder if they
are not vicious pranksters
themselves, and experience no end
of delight by agitating simply for
agitation's sake. Perhaps they are
just that: agitators who — like dogs
— trot endlessly in elaborate circles
and raise their legs to stake out their
territory: an anarchist meeting here,
a Marxist meeting there, the moral
majority meeting for outraged
homosexuals and lesbians today,
and the analyst/sex therapist
tomorrow. The problem here is that
their outrage is a product of the
moral climate, coupled with a willingness, or even a thirst, to march
fanatically to the tune their trendy
leaders play.
In the last decade the issue of
feminism has been on the forefront
of the North American consciousness (ERA and so forth are
testimony to this). This issue is now
further sensitized by such recent
events as the Red Hot Video issue.
In short, the moral climate is now
unusually sensitive to such occurrences as the "Shameless Pledge"
scam (an index to this claim is the
number of females who reacted
publicly). In fact, is not merely a
"general sensitivity"; you have the
feeling that vultures hang over your
shoulder, ready to strike at the least
thing they interpret as offensive, to
tear and claw and pick and pick and
pick, and when nothing is left but a
bloody red stain and a splintered
bone, to look elsewhere for new
However, the physical setting is
not the Bowery, or Archie Bunker's
living-room. It is UBC. I think
these wild-eyed psuedo-feminists
are mistakenly stereotyping Fraternity men (and perhaps men in
general) as a race of Stanley
Kowalskis. It is an act of propaganda and fantasy to assume that the
intention to symbolically abuse
women and racial groups ever existed in the pledge's mind. Alcohol
and people are a peculiar,
sometimes explosive mixture that
often produces unexpected results.
I have no doubt that if you were
to today ask this "Shameless
Pledge" the nature of his intentions, you would find your theories
of racial and female abuse reduced
to so much canine-watered rubbish.
Interpretations of this nature arise
from fanatical adherence to beliefs
that should be tempered by rational
High student loans are wrong
There is something seriously
wrong with the student loan system
that requires students to repay their
loans at rates that are higher than
generally available consumer loan
Under the present system,
graduating students are forced to
consolidate and begin paying their
loans six months after leaving their
fulltime program, whether they are
employed or not. Many graduating
students who started making loans
three or four years ago when rates
were around 10 per cent will be
locked into repaying those loans at
15 and 7/8, the rate set for 1982-83,
and a rate which does not reflect the
recent drop in interest rates. That is
not right.
It is my belief that the federal
government should require the
banks to allow renegotiation of student loans to reflect the lower rates
which now prevail. In the future
loan rates should be established on
the basis of a weighted average of
the loan rate in effect every year
that the student makes a loan. The
interest-free period of grace should
Loose spelling
Re: the copy machines in the
Which one of these phrases is
"If you LOOSE your
money . . .," or
"If you LOSE your
money . . .,"
The former is courtesy of the
copy machines in the copy service
area and is wrong. The latter is according to Webster's dictionary and
is correct.
For those of you who fail to see
the difference, LOOSE is used
CORRECTLY in the following
I have spoken about this to
several of the copy service
employees who care not a whit
about language, as evidenced by the
fact that all the machines are still
I have been greeted by such inane
comments such as, "Oh, some
engineer must have wrote it,"
(please note the grammar) or,
"Nobody reads it anyways." Well
let me assure you I do read it and so
do others especially when they
LOSE money in the machine.
Perhaps this letter will motivate
"those in power" to right this
travisty in phonics.
James MacGuigan
endowment lands
extend to  until the student  has
found a job.
Young Canadians have been encouraged to take up post-secondary
education by the availability of supposedly low cost student loans. The
combination of the government's
high interest rate policy and the inflexibility of the administration of
the Canada student loan program
yields a situation where students,
who face a youth unemployment
rate of 20.7 per cent and are often
unemployed   themselves,   are   re
quired to repay student loans at inflated rates. The only party which
benefits in this situation is the
banks who are collecting the interest.
Should the government not comply with our requests to lower the
Canada student loan rate, students
should be aware that if they can
delay the consolidation of their loan
until after July 31, 1983, the new
and hopefully lower 1983-84 rate
would be applicable to their loan.
David Orlikow, M.P.
Winnipeg North
Room 266, SUB
$1.75—3 Lines
judgement. When I see judgements
handed down that are so terribly
out of proportion to the facts, I
think of Jonestown and Hitler.
If these people got in touch with
the real world, they would have
more constructive things to do than
read their elaborately contrived
persecution complexes into the
harmless pursuits of people they
don't know. The damage they are
now doing is greater than the crime
My argument can be summed up in
seven points:
(1) Unsubstantiated statements that
(2) Over-react to a prank, exemplify
the (3) Yellow journalism of The
Ubyssey. (4) "Ku Klux Klan,"
"racism," and "sexism" (5) Cannot be taken seriously here (6)
Unless we have succumbed to militant (7) Feminism..
A.D. Brougham
arts 4
Campaign posters
thwart and frustrate
Election campaign posters are far
too numerous. It appears that those
in charge of election campaigns
believe that the more posters
students can see, the more likely it is
that they will get the message and
elect whomever or whatever they
have been thus saturated with. This
isn't really very true, indeed, it has
sorry consequences.
The deluge of election postering
is choking an already choked public
notice system. There is no choice
for someone with a legitimate
poster (for babysitting, rooms for
rent, etc.) but to make some room
by removing several of these bloody
"Vote me" posters.
So, when candidates and their
employees find all of their expensive and redundant postering cast to
the floor, they can only blame
themselves for having denied
everyone else of valuable notice
Finally there is nothing to suggest
but that candidates recognize the ineffectiveness of poster campaigning. Not only are students too smart
to be motivated by saturation
advertising, they very often take
umbrage at the monotony. Student
politicians would do better to present themsleves in person. To put a
name and photo all over the school
does nothing but harm to both
needy advertisers and student electoral campaigns.
Michael Kernaghan
arts 2
No bikes here
Although I am not responsible
for the Bicycle Parking Prohibited
signs along the railings around the
Buchanan Building, I certainly applaud their appearance for I have
often seen people trying to get up
and down the stairs, and into and
out of the buildings when the railings have been made unusable by
bicycle parkers.
I mean of course not people able
to ride bicycles but those who are
blind, who walk with canes or crutches, those wearing bifocal or
trifocal glasses, those with difficulty
maintaining balance, those with
sore knees.
Before your correspondents act
on suggestions to attach anything to
stair railings, I hope they will consult students using the Crane
Memorial Library for the visually
impaired. It is located very close to
the Buchanan building.
A. Jean Elder
Buchanan tower
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JAN. 31-FEB. 4
TUESDAY, FEB. 1 SUB 125: Betty Green of Vancouver Right to Life on the meaning of pro-life.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2 SUB 125: Bev Busse speaks
on her activities in pro-life volunteer services.
Borowski, former Manitoba Cabinet Minister, on
Life & Abortion.
FRIDAY, FEB. 4: SUB Concourse: info table.
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Tuesday, February 1,1983
'Birds win thriller, sweep Bears
When the UBC Thunderbirds
poured off the bench to congratulate goaltender Pierre Grenier
at the end of Saturday night's victory, it was more than just a formality or ritual. The third-string
netminder was the pivotal ingredient in a stunning two-game home
series sweep over the Albera Golden
Although Grenier had been told
by coach Jack Moores at the beginning of the season that he may not
even get a chance to play this
season, inconsistent goaltending
prompted Moores to go with
Grenier in the nets for both games.
Grenier has been steadily improving
in practices and has been gaining
the respect and confidence of the
SPORTS     )
—slison hosns photo
UBC GYMNAST Patti Sakaki caught recently practicing art of making letters with body. Sakaki here makes letter "v" which is twenty-second letter
of ordinary alphabet. Sakaki also is B.C.'s and possibly Canada's best
university gymnast. Sakaki sat out weekend competition at York University
because of shin splints.
'Bird Droppings
Three UBC women gymnasts
travelled to the York University Invitational with coach Alana Branda
this past weekend. It was a top
quality event, acting as a
preliminary meet to the university
national championships to be held
at York in March. Six universities
across Canada sent teams to compete. The 'Birds did well even
though top gymnast Patti Sakaki
had to sit out a few events due to
shin splint problems.
Ann Muscat took the overall top
spot and rookie Hallie Lecker proved she can compete with the best by
placing third.
The University of Alberta Pandas
won the meet, but the UBC women
look like the team to beat this
March at York.
UBC men's gymnastics team
finished second out of eight teams
in the Port Alberni Invitational
For the second week, the 'Birds
lost first place to the University of
Washington team. Mark Byrne continued his run of success and won
the overall competition, decided on
an aggregate of scores from the six
events. UBC's Tom Carlson was
The UBC sailing team crossed the
border this weekend to Seattle,
where they competed in a regatta
organized by the University of
The University of Washington,
ranked number one in the district,
finished first with the Oregon
Ducks second. UBC finished third.
The third of five Canada West
volleyball tournaments took place
over the weekend at War Memorial
and when the dust had cleared, Victoria men and Calgary women
emerged as winners.
The Victoria Viking's men's team
posted a 4-1 round robin record and
now have sole possession of top
spot in the league. Victoria defeated
UBC 3-1 in their match, dropping
the 'Birds to second place overall.
The 'Birds have a 3-2 weekend
record. The team defeated Calgary
in five games and also knocked off
Lethbridge and Saskatchewan.
The UBC women had a less successful tourney than their male
counterparts. Sandy Silver's squad
bowed to Saskatchewan and Victoria by 3-2 margins before bouncing back to easily dispose of Alberta
and Lethbridge.
"He's a really quiet guy and
doesn't speak much English,"
remarked left winger Jim Allison
while in the penalty box during
Saturday's game, "but he's so calm
and cool in there."
The fans at the Thunderbird
Arena responded to Grenier's
steady performance by applauding
his frequent fine saves.
About 300 satisfied and entertained patrons at Friday's game
witnessed one of the most thrilling
contests to take place at Thunderbird Arena in quite a long time.
Centre Kevin Argue put in his own
rebound on a breakaway in sudden
death overtime to give the 'Birds a
7-6 come from behind victory.
With less than ten minutes remaining in the third period, the
Golden Bears had scored two quick
goals to take a 5-3 lead. But the
'Birds came back on two late goals,
forward Daryl Coldwell's second of
the evening and centre Dave
Brownlie's tying goal to send the
game into a ten minute straight
overtime period.
Ace Brimacombe gave the Bears
an early lead in overtime, but with
only fifteen seconds remaining
defenseman Rick Amann scored the
'Birds' third power play goal of the
night on a slap shot from the blue
line which travelled through some
heavy traffic. It was then all left up
to Argue to make the game history
at 2:41 of double overtime. Several
years have elapsed since the last
time a UBC goal ellicited a standing
On Saturday evening, the 'Birds
had the lead for less than three
minutes of the game, but it didn't
matter because the game ended
while the 'Birds had their one and
only lead. It was centre Greg
Cockrill's goal with less than three
minutes remaining which gave the
Applause please
After much deliberation, I have
reached the conclusion that the
men's basketball team needs more
The 'Birds Canada West League
record fell to 0-3 after a pair of road
losses last week. Saturday, the
'Birds lost 85-65 to the University
of Calgary Dinosaurs. Friday, the
University of Lethbridge Pronghorns narrowly defeated the
'Birds 76-72 in the southern Alberta
The Thunderbirds' overall record
now stands at 11-20-1. But, seven of
those wins came on the 'Birds tour
of Asia at the beginning of the
season. The other four came at
home, two against local club teams
and two against Canada West competition at the recent Canada West
Classic at Peace Gym.
Attendance at 'Birds home games
has been less than spectacular this
season. It has been estimated that,
with the exception of the Canada
West Classic, the 'Birds have been
averaging less than 150 fans per
game. Evidently, fans are unaware
that UBC students are admitted free
to all Thunderbird home games.
The 'Birds now have just seven
games remaining to make the playoffs. Bruce Holmes was the 'Birds'
leading scorer in both losses. Saturday, Holmes netted 20 points
against the Dinosaurs who, despite
the victory fell from third to fourth
place in the national rankings. Karl
Tilleman paced Calgary with 34
points. Friday, Holmes scored 22
points and contributed seven rebounds. Mark Marter added 15
Undoubtedly, the 'Birds have a
strong chance of making the
After starting the regular season
with three straight road contests,
the 'Birds will play five of their remaining seven games at War
Memorial Gym. However, the
home advantage will be rather insignificant unless more fans show
their support.
The 'Birds play their home
opener against the Huskies Thursday night at 8:30 p.m.
CITR (FM 101.9, cable 100) will
broadcast Saturday's game between
UBC and the University of Alberta
Golden Bears.
W    L      F A PctQBL
Victoria             3 0 22S 231 1.000 -
Calgary              3 1 331 2St .780    —
Albsrta               2 1 236 221 .M    Vi
Saskatchewan 1 2 1M 221 .333 2
Lsthbrldga        1 3 307 343 .280 2%
B.C.                    0 3 202 246 .000 3
n.J.d. photo
THIS IS...a skier. Sorry, no jokes but UBC ski club dosen't like 'em.
Smart jeans though.
UBC skiers win victory
A late change of location from
Grouse mountain to Whistler didn't
bother the UBC ski team one iota.
They displayed their total
dominance over their rivals in the
Northwest Collegiate ski conference
with their third consecutive win.
The men won their division with
a total of 63 points closely followed
by Simon Fraser University with 70
points. Pacific Lutheran were third
with 101 points.
The UBC women led the way in
their division with 51 points comfortably   beating   out   Pacific
Lutheran and the University of
Washington. The cross country
teams fared less well than in
previous meets. The women allowed a PLU skier to capture the 7.5
kilometre individual event and also
finishing behind PLU in the relay.
The men's cross country skiers
finished third in the relay.
Coach Crowson, himself a team-
member, was pleased with the performance of the team. He says
they'll be ready for the regional
championships in McCall, Idaho
later this month. "We should finish
near the top" he said.
'Birds the lead, the win and the
sweep of the series.
Netminder Pierre Grenier was
called upon to make a number of
clutch saves, particularly in the
game's last couple of minutes, as
Alberta outshot UBC 43-35.
Although Grenier only saved 24 of
30 Alberta shots in Friday's game,
many of them were key saves which
prevented the Bears from pulling
away. The 'Birds had 34 shots Friday night.
Another key aspect of the 'Birds'
successful weekend was their hardhitting play and effective forecheck-
ing. Friday night's rambunctious
crowd was particularly responsive
to defenseman Darcy Alexander's
tenacious approach which seemed
to be the catalyst for the 'Birds'
spirited effort. A couple of banners
were even sighted in the Arena.
The Thunderbirds are on the
road for the next couple of
weekends, starting off with a two-
game series with University of
Calgary Dinosaurs.
TEAM W     L     F    A     P
Saskatchewan Huakiaa 11     I   71   44   22
Alberta Golden Bears 10     t   77   SI   20
Calgary Dinosaurs •   10   S3   77   12
UBC Thunderbirds S   11   M   04   10
Other games
Saskatchewan (. Calgary 1 (Friday)
Calgary 3. Sekatchewen 1 (Saturday)
Birds break
nat'l record
Four UBC athletes twice bettered
the five year old Canadian native
and open indoor record for the
rarely run four by 800 metres relay
at track and field meets in the
United States last weekend.
On Friday, the quartet of Ian
Newhouse, Ian Gillespie, Jason
Grey and Simon Hoogewerf placed
second, with a time of 7:27.37 at the
annual Millrose games in New
The next day the UBC team
finished second again. This time, at
the Macon-Dixon meet in
Louisville, Kentucky. They were
beaten by the University of Pittsburgh in 7:32.2. "I think we could
have beaten Pittsburgh," said team
captain Hoogewerf. "But we lost
our edge in Friday's run." The
original mark, 7:38, was set in 1976
by four runners from Scarborough,
Next week the team travels to the
Vandal indoor tournament in
Moscow. Moscow, Idaho that is.
Clan swimmers next
The women's Thunderbird swimming and diving team stayed home
this past weekend to compete
against the University of Puget
Sound and the University of Montana.
They had mixed success,
defeating Puget Sound 58-55 and
losing to Montana 62-55. For the
men it was a close 58-55 loss against
Nancy Bonham led the way in diving. She is undefeated this year in
both the one and three metre
events. Rookie Geoff Grover swam
to victory in the 800 metre and 200
metre events while Ronda
Thomasson took the 100 and 800
freestyle and 200 I.M.
This Friday, Feb. 4, the "Birds
will be up against strong home town
rival Simon Fraser University
Clansmen. The 'Clan have several
national level swimmers, but UBC
will try to equal last years' standard
when they handily beat SFT. This
time SFU will have home pool advantage. The meet will start at 7
Coach Jack Kelso is preparing
the team for the upcoming Canada
West meet to be held at the Aquatic
Centre Feb. 17, 18 and 19.


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