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The Ubyssey Sep 27, 1988

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September 27,1988 NEWS
Geers recruited! to South Africa
UBC students baited by adventure not bucks
Canadian University Press
At least one UBC student was
among seven Canadian engineering students who spent last summer working in South Africa after
being recruited from their universities by a South African mining
The Anglo American Corporation rolled out the red carpet for
the students and hoped they
would return to work in South
Africa after graduating, a company official said.
Two company representatives visited UBC, as well as the
universities of Alberta, McGill,
Toronto and Queen's, and the
Technical University of Nova Scotia.
Andrew Mular, head of UBC's
mining and mineral process engi
neering said he was aware that at
least one UBC student spent the
summer in South Africa but said
the students went there primarily
for adventure.
"I will predict that young
Canadians who go there for jobs
won't stay there very long," said
Mular. "They won't tolerate the
political system."
"I think the political issue
never really crops up unless it's in
the case of a permanent job," said
Mular, adding that the pay is too
low to seriously attract graduated
The company flew the students to South Africa, put them up
in large housing complexes, gave
them a company car on weekends,
and took them on sight-seeing
tours, said recently-returned Uni
versity of Toronto engineering
student Ian Glazier.
The seven worked in the
company's diamond mines, both in
the office and below the ground.
Anti-apartheid activists do
not think students should continue to work in South Africa.
"They (Anglo) are enjoying
the spoils of apartheid," said
Madoda Mngadi, co-ordinator of
the Biko-Malcolm Coalition, a
Toronto anti-apartheid group.
"These naive young people have
been manipulated. Anyone could
think that everything is OK under
such skillful direction."
"My father worked in an office
at Anglo. It was very oppressive.
My father had a high education,
but couldn't advance quickly because he was black. Whites who
Politics O'Plenty: Attorney General Bud Smith and NDP leader Mike Harcourt at UBC.
Students asked to
nourish school kids
Joanna Tudan-Sainberg is
asking for UBC students' help in
her drive to raise money to feed
hungry Vancouver school children
and to lobby the provincial government to fund the lunch program.
"The people who can do this
are the young adults—the students," said Tudan-Sainberg. "I
am appealing to you to help the
youth of this province."
Tudan-Sainberg is operating
outside the Vancouver School
Board which is initiating lunch
programs in four Vancouver
schools funded primarily through
private donations.
Her project is called "Nourishing Dreams With Hope" and it
includes a gift of a tulip bulb for a
donation of $100 or more. She is
also circulating petitions which
advocate the provincial government funding the School Board
Lunch Program.
While the School Board has
enough money to begin the program,   Tudan-Sainberg   said,
"They don't have enough money to
carry this thing out."
. But she admits that the donations are only a "band-aid effect"
and wants the government to
change its policy.
"I need the petitions to be
signed by the students," said
Tudan-Sainberg. She is asking
students to "put in a couple hours
and get names for me on the petition."
Alma Mater Society president
Tim Bird has circulated the petitions to the undergraduate societies and has more upon request.
"What this petition is doing is
letting the governing bodies know
that somebody's got to buck up and
take responsibility," said Bird.
you wearing
got into Anglo with less education
were promoted before my father."
Mular said the students were
probably not exposed to the politics of South African as they were
working in remote mines and that
the country probably seemed
The company would have
little luck "luring our students
away for permanent jobs", said
Mular, adding, "to my knowledge,
none of our students have taken
permanent jobs in South Africa."
But Bunny Barling, who did
some of the hiring for Anglo
American, said, "we're hoping that
the students had such a good time
that they'd be happy to go back."
Ian (.lazier, a University of
Toronto student who worked in a
town six hours north of Capetown,
said, "they (Anglo) treated us very
well. I'd love to go back for a holiday but not to work (because Canada has) better job opportunities."
Glazier and Barlin said Anglo
needs to recruit outside South
Africa because engineers within
the country are scarce.
"There's only two universities
in South Africa where you can
study metallurgy," Glazier said.
"Only 25 graduates per year are
produced. Anglo needs about 100
students per year."
At the University of Toronto,
president George Connell said he
is not aware of Anglo's campaign,
but added that the recruitment of
students by South African companies does not violate the
continued page 12
Vancouver's smog
poses health risk
By Sean Kelly
In the first half of this century the lumber mills of False
Creek, 3urrard Inlet, and the
Fraser River belched smoke from
burning woodwaste.
The huge beehive burners of
the lumber mills are gone but Hu
Wallis, a meteorologist with the
Greater Vancouver Regional
District Pollution Control, says
there are days when conditions
are "comparable to an L.A. type
Summer is the reason for
smog, since ozone, the main component of smog, is formed with
exposure to sunlight.
A layer of warm air over
cooler air, called a temperature
inversion, often contributes to
the build-up of photochemical
smog. Wallis describes the phenomenon like a pop bottle: "The
mountains are a wall and inversion is a lid."
The years 1979 to 1981 were
particularly bad. Many days of
hot, stable air often raised the
levels of pollutants enough to
cause eye irrritation and pose a
threat to people with breathing
Recent years have been better because there have been
fewer hot summer days and more
Wallis also says the lower
levels may be due to people driving smaller, more economical
cars. "But eighty percent of our
problem is from automobile
emissions," he added.
Pamela Graham, a director
with Society for the Prevention of
Environmental Contamination,
agrees that most pollutants come
from automobiles and she urges
people to use proper pollution
control devices.
Graham says the federal
government's decision to hasten
the removal of lead from gasoline
is a positive step.
The GVRD Pollution Control does an adequate job of
monitoring and reporting according to Graham but could use
nore monitoring stations around
Greater Vancouver and a mobile
Graham says there were bad
days this past summer. For instance, GVRD measurements on
September 3rd showed readings
in some areas to be "way up in
levels that were health affecting." She says that information
was not widely reported because
it was labour day weekend.
Hot summers in the future
could mean high levels of pollutants. "When that happens, look
out," says Graham.
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A second-year UBC medical student has been elected in to a board
of an international peace group.
Chris Fraser was selected in
June to sit as the student liaison to
the International Physicians for
the Prevention of Nuclear War.
It's the second year in a row a
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position, organizers said.
Fraser, 23, was one of five
UBC medical students to attend
the eighth world congress of the
group, held in Montreal June 2-6.
The meeting, titled Healing
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provided an opportunity for physicians to learn about medical, economic and political implications of
the arms race.
Janice Tjaden, Medicine 2,
said the summer conference provided opportunity to learn about
the threat posed by the buildup of
nuclear weapons. She said many
people from a variety of backgrounds attended the event.
"It was a little intimidating to
be talking to someone and discover
they were the ambassador for
their country and the head of a
large research institute. But com
mon to all the people I met was a
spirit of friendship and a genuine
desire to heal our planet," she
Ruth Brighouse, another second-year UBC medical student,
said the conference provided information about the arms race.
She said it gave her a new sense of
urgency: "I didn't learn anything
new, but rather, I was reawakened
to the urgency of the global situation." The five students who attended the conference will speak
about the organization Wed., Oct.
3, at 12:30 in Woodward IRC 3.
World University Services
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By Janet Northcott
Since 1948, World
University's Services of Canada
has been sending selected students overseas for five or six weeks
ofthe summer to write a research
paper on the subject of their choice
and discover the Third World for
The 1988 Seminar took place
in Mali, in West Africa. We were
thirty students and three professors from universities across Canada, with academic backgrounds
including economy, agriculture,
health, education, political science
and international relations.
Armed with WUSC's excellent
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going to a different town or city
across the country to write their
papers. Already, we had discovered the incredible hospitality of
the Malians, the noise and color of
the marketplace, and the daily
bustle of a busy Third World city.
We travelled north for two
days through the savanna in the
back of an open pick-up to get to
our posting, just south of the
Sahara Desert. There, instead of
the mosquito nets ofthe south, we
looked up at the sky as full of stars
as only a sky in a city with no
electricity after ten o'clock can be.
We sat on our rooftops watching the city on one side and the
camp of the nomads on the other
side, discussing international
development, philosophy and the
state ofthe human race. We went
to town and bargained for our
groceries; we wandered through
the camps talking to people and
singing and dancing with them, to
the great amusement of all.
I interviewed kids, moms,
nurses, doctors, practitioners of
traditional medicine and foreign
relief workers for my paper on
attitudes toward public health. I
watched the sun rise hazily over
the desert and read Kahlil Gibran
in the morning.
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September 27,1988 GIO&E MOTORS
Student has very
strange summer
By Rick Hiebert
Stephen O'Keefe had a strange summer break
this year. The 21 year old 3rd year Commerce
student just returned from "the experience of a
lifetime," helping the people of Kenya.
O'Keefe was one of three UBC students to take
part in Operation Raleigh, a four year international
program that brings people from all over the world
to do scientific and community work in needy areas
ofthe world.
O'Keefe helped build a home for school teachers
in Barsaloi, a tiny desert town in North Kenya, a
school on Lake Turkana, and helped explore a
remote mountain gorge before contracting typhoid
and returning home three months later.
"I operated a tractor when building the teachers' home, but I got it stuck so many times," said
O'Keefe. "Once when I got it stuck, it took us almost
one day to get it out."
After finishing the home, O'Keefe and his group
loaded camels with supplies and marched through
broiling heat to their next project. "Camels are very
ill-tempered creatures," he said. "They groan when
you load things on them and spit at you."
"Unfortunately, none of us knew how to build
anything, so when we started building the school,
they held a special one morning course on construction for us," he said. "They did this on purpose to get
us to work together as a group."
"Sometimes, we had a little difficulty obtaining
building supplies and we would have to wait around
in hot weather for a few days and stare at each
Then O'Keefe and his group explored a remote
mountain gorge in Northwest Kenya, mapping it
and taking plant samples.
"It was probably the highlight of my trip, like an
Indiana Jones' movie. We were wading in waist deep
water up the creek and thousands of spiders had
sprung webs across the river that we broke as we
went. I spent most of the hike looking frantically for
spiders all over my body," he said.
Aside from "spiders the size of tarantulas,"
O'Keefe had to contend with snakes and "insects that
all seemed to bite and sting." Not everyone coped as
well as he did, he added.
"We had open latrine pits. There was this guy
from the Bahamas who was going to the bathroom,
when this snake came out of the pit and he ran
screaming out of the latrine, with his pants down
around his legs," he said.
"Alot ofthe time the food was really bad," O'Keefe
added. "We ate zebra meat, goat meat and army
rations. After the fifth straight day of rice pilaf morning, noon and night, I got tired of it. I was always a
little hungry."
"The water was also bad, very mucky a lot of the
time. We usually had to boil it—put chemicals into it.
It was gross."
O'Keefe liked the natives of Kenya, notably the
Samburu, a primitive tribe in Northwest Kenya.
"They're tall, strong and slim. The men make all the
women do all the work while they have all the fun.
They're mainly nomadic hunters."
"Samburu dancing is very athletic, a series of
high hops and jumps. I'd like to try it myself, but it
wouldn't go over very well at the Pit."
O'Keefe also liked the people from other nations,
that made up his group. "We got along well, but at
times we would be tired of each other because we had
to work together for long stretches of time without
seeing other people," he said.
"1 learned a lot about myself. I learned about
other people and how a group works. I met a lot of
great people, and 111 never forget the experience."
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September 27,1988
Delphic Orioles shot down
By Robert Groberman
The big problem with Ian
Weir's new play, The
Delphic Orioles, is that it can't
decide if it is a relationship
drama or a comedy about
academic professionals. Either
one would be interesting alone,
but the dramatic characters in
this play are not funny, and the
funny characters are not dramatically interesting, and so the
play as a whole is constantly
switching gears between the two.
Set on the campus of a large
Canadian university and in its
environs, Weir presents us with
a scrub baseball team drawn
from the university English department. Old relationships
crumble, new relationships form,
and everyone complains about
working without tenure. Unfortunately, none of the characters
are interesting enough for us to
care about trie state of their
relationships, or job security.
The Delphic Orioles
playing at the Waterfront
Theatre to October 15
Although Weir calls it a
comedy about relationships, the
comedy does not come out of the
relationships but out of a
collection of self-consciously
academic jokes. A female
character who believes she has
found the work which will
establish her credentials as a serious academic confides that she
may be able to "call into question
William Samples and Stephen Dimopoulos discuss the finer points of recreational softball
the dating of Beowulf." James
Joyce is referred to as "a
dinkhead", and, in the lamest
line of the play, one character
remarks of another that he "even
speaks in iambic pentameter."
This comedy, drawing heavily
on Weir's own experience living
on the fringe of academia, would
be more suitable in a performance of the English Department
Follies than in a play aimed at
Vancouver's general theatre
going public.
The relationships explored
are not funny at all, and at times
approach serious drama. Weir is
not incapable of writing serious
dramatic dialogue. In one dramatic scene, Karen (Marlane
O'Brien) reveals to her common-
law husband Jack (Ric Read)
that she has met and spoken
with his eighteen-year-old lover,
and we are able to see the slow,
sad disintegration of the once-
strong relationship these two
characters shared. What is
noticeable about the play's best
scene is that there are no jokes
about English literature or
As the piece's buffoon character, William Samples shines in
his portrayal of Derek, the
university professor who is
incapable of getting tenure or
catching a ball. His baseline
bumbling leads to his being
benched. As he reaches the
dugout he deadpans to the audience: "I know where I stand. I
bat ninth."
Stephen Dimopoulos as Bill,
the only non-academic on the
team, is also the only character
in the play who seems to have
any connection to the real world.
His admission that as an auto-
mechanic he grinds the valves of
every car brought in to him endears him to every member of
the audience who has ever owned
a car.
James Joyce is
referred to as "a
dinkhead", and, in the
lamest line of the play,
one character remarks
of another that he
"even speaks in iambic
Ken MacDonald's chain-link
fence set serves the play well,
and is set off nicely by the
lighting design of Ronald
Fedoruk, especially as the white
back-drop is lit to provide an
outdoor setting.
Ian Weir calls his play "a comedy about a group of people who
are struggling desperately to
avoid the realization that they
are absolutely and completely
lost." Unfortunately, the comedy
is east, and the struggling people
are west, and never the twain do
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September 27,1988 ENTERTAINMENT
Dancing for a generation
Tamara Chaplin, Michael Trent and Aaron Shields deal with death in 'Cortege'       david cooper photos        Aaron Shields and Jackie Nel dance the blues in 'Whip It To A jelly'
By Alexandra Johnson
The Judith Marcuse Dance
Company reminded audiences in Vancouver this weekend
why they love dance. The nine
performers offered themselves as
catalysts to new insight and
drew, through the movement of
their bodies, pictures both
abstract and concrete.
Judith Marcuse
Dance Company
The Vancouver Playhouse
Sept. 22,23 & 24
The evening included three
new works and two classics from
the Marcuse repertoire embracing the diverse talents of six
different choreographers. The
selections demonstrated the
versatility and consistent high
quality performance of the
dancers and offered the audience
an unending stream of varying
Robert North's premiere of
'Whip it to a Jelly eased the evening into motion to the tune of
30's, 40's and 50's southern
American blues. The loose, cool,
easy attitude of movement, the
coy flirtations, the exuberant
unconcerned energy of the group
spoke of evenings cruising main
street and dancing in and out of
the clubs.
The individual components
of the work were well executed
but the lack of attention to the
transition between varying
moods weakened the presentation. A rearrangement of 'scenes'
would have cleaned up the
disjointed atmosphere of an
otherwise enjoyable work.
"Three Shades of Red', a
world premiere, was a set of
three works, all by different
choreographers, using the color
red as a metaphor for various
human attitudes and situations.
The first, *Red Woman
Walks', shows three individuals
experiencing the anger of dealing
with 'fate' drawing only on their
too limited human resources. It
was an impressive blending of
mindlessly precise movement
and emotional interaction
between the dancers.
'Slow...Slow, Quick, Quick,
Slow...',the second work, turned
the mood around by presenting a
light, comic view of passion and
sensuality. The red and black
costumes, tango-type accordion
music and melodramatic choreography lent a Parisian air to the
piece. The flippant attitude, however, seemed slightly out of place
between two heavier works and,
again, an attention to transition
would have strengthened the
over-all presentation.
The last, 'Small People Behind The Big Red Suns', was as
otherworldly as it sounds. Abstract and intense, the constant
coursing movement of the
dancers created a haunting
vision. The intent to portray the
overpowering effect ofthe colour
red on the mind, body and spirit
succeeded in a riveting performance.
The two Marcuse classics,
'Interregnum' and 'Cortege', were
strong expressions of the
company's diverse talent.
Interregnum was an entrancing exploration of issues of
power and control. Pictures of
manipulation, fear and struggle
spiraled from the systematic, rat
race like movement that was
alarmingly close to the pattern of
daily life.
'Cortege', danced to the
strains of Monteverdi's Gloria
Concertata, reached from pathos
to triumph in a rotating theme of
death and rebirth. The warm,
swollen tones of the choral music
created an atmosphere of
spiritual aspiration that wound
perfectly around the classical
ballet of the performers.
The highlight of the evening
was the shortest and simplest
presentation. 'Purple Haze', choreographed by Judith Marcuse
and danced to the music of Jimi
Hendrix, was a simple statement
ofthe powerful effect of excellence in dance.
It is easy to see why Performing Arts in Canada called
Marcuse "one of the most sought-
after artists in the country" and
this recent performance is
testimony to the continuing high
quality of this year's Discover
Dance series at the Vancouver
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Zydeco Lives in
Lotus Land
ockin' Zydeco. Ifyou think this is a strain
of exotic Mexican diarrhea obtained from
drinking tainted water, or perhaps the name of
some art-deco designer linoleum, don't be alarmed.
Rockin' Zydeco is simply the genre of music played
by The Hot Tamale Twisters.
Zydeco music has its roots in the Louisiana bayou; it is the traditional folk music of the
French   Cajun
d e c o
elements    of
■Country,     Folk,
Latin,and Rhythm and
Blues   with   traditional
French folk songs to create a
spicy musical gumbo which was recently exposed to a national palate
through the hit movie "The Big Easy".
But wait. Don't jump to the conclusion that
The Hot Tamale Twisters are a bunch of pretentious folkie art-bags; anyone who has heard of The
Pogues can attest to the pure raw energy unleashed
in traditional folk music when fused with rock and
roll's intensity.   The Hot Tamale Twisters know
how to rock.
With a style and sound recalling K.D. Lang, the
Twisters played mostly uptempo rockabilly tunes
mixed with country hoedown tunes characterized
by breakneck speed and crazed intensity—reminiscent of a truckload of hippie-stomping rednecks—
which jarred the audience out of their seats and
onto the dance floor like an electric cattle prod.
Consisting of local musicians, the band offered
brillant and inspired musicianship throughout,
with fiddler Gary Comeau and guitarist Dan Smith
standing out with their fiery solo work, while bas-
sisfvocalist Rick Enns and drummer John Cody
provided a thundering rhythmic foundation that
would put a Heavy Metal band to shame.
Lead vocalist Sandy Scofield, who formed the
Twisters about six months ago, ofTered soulful renditions of traditional Cajun tunes, Twister originals
and Zydeco flavoured rock and country standards,
singing in both English and Cajun French, while
always allowing room for the instrumentalists to
cut loose.
When doing the more traditional Cajun tunes
the band played such percussion "instruments" as
the Washboard and the Newfoundland Clippity
Clappers. It was quite a sight to watch the longhaired drummer flailing away at the washboard
attached to his chest like a nudist in a field of poison
The Hot Tamale Twisters
Sept. 25
86 Street Music Hall
Overall, the band played with a looseness and
exuberance which revealed both their combined
love of Zydeco music as well as their understanding
of the spontaneity and improvisation necessary to
the spirit of the genre.
It was disappointing to see only a small audience
at 86th Street on Sunday for their performance, as
The Hot Tamale Twisters surely rank as one of
Vancouver's freshest and most innovative acts, and
perhaps its best-kept secret on the club scene.
The Hot Tamale Twisters are definitely a must-
see group. Don't miss them the next time they play
around town, as their spicy Cajun music will definitely be a gas for you and your friends.
Rockin'Zydeco. Can you say that? I knew that
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"1 like to rock with my washboard; how about you?"     chris wiesinger photo    ^~^~"~"~—~~
VEJI still smokes
By Mike Braverman
You can always count on really exciting jazz whenever you see Hugh
Fraser leading a group, but the greatest
setting in which you can find him must be
when he is leading the Vancouver
Ensemble Of Jazz Improvisation. Fraser
runs VEJI like a large combo with
exciting extended solos featuring some of
Vancouver's finest jazz players.
Vancouver Ensemble
of Jazz Improvisation
"Looking Up." Fraser uses the same
members of his quintet in VEJI. Buff
Allen on drums, Chris Nelson on bass,
and Fraser on piano are an extremely
tight rhythm unit allowing soloists to
build in any direction possible.
Some of the VEJI members have been
with Fraser since the band started rehearsing. Brad Muirhead on bass trombone and sousaphone has been with VEJI
since its formation in 1980. Bill Clark,
who led this year's west coast entrance to
the Alcan Jazz Competition is also a
familiar force in the trumpet section
which is led by John Korsrud. Trumpeter-
arranger Robin Shier and trumpeter-
violinist Blaine Dunaway round out the
The VEJI sax section has been tagged
as one of the most exciting in Canada. Although some of the regular sax players
Fraser and his band have finally received some of the recognition they
deserve. Last year, he led a small quintet
to win the C.B.C.-Alcan Jazz Competition
resulting in a C.B.C. album entitled
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without the familiar figure of Campbell
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section. Ryga, a member of Fraser's award
winning quintet is another VEJI original
and always shines on his feature "Beside
Myself." Ian Putz, making only his second
VEJI appearance, provided exciting solos
on baritone sax while VEJI veteran Pat
Caird and first-timer Bill Abbott split
alternate nights on tenor.
The first set of the evening consisted
of a variety of tunes including Duke
Ellington's theme song, "Rockin' In
Rhythm" as well as "Beside Myself'and
"Trumpet Freeabin" off the first "VEJI"
album. "The Message," off the recent
"Classic VEJI" album, was also included
in the first set.
The second set was a special tribute
to the great jazz bassist Charles Mingus.
The band played a piece from Fraser's
transcription of Mingus' "Black Saint And
The Sinner Lady". This extended work
showed off Fraser's creative arranging
entertaining plunger-mute work of
trombonist Dennis Esson and trumpeter
Bill Clark. The next piece was the famous
jazz classic which Mingus wrote after the
legendary tenor saxophonist Lester Young
died entitled "Goodbye Porkpie Hat". This
was another beautiful arrangement and
was delicately played by the band. The
last song of the night was Mingus' "Boogie
Stomp Shuffle" with solos by everybody as
Fraser pointed to them.
The VEJI band is always exciting to
watch. Hugh Fraser is blessed with an
enormous amount of energy and it's
amazing how he can transfer it to his
fellow musicians. It was obvious that both
the Wednesday and Thursday night
crowds at the Landmark Jazzbar wanted
to hear more music but Fraser could only
calm them down with promises of a future
concert featuring the music of Gil Evans.
Hopefully this may happen, but not until
he returns to London, to perform an
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September 27,1988 ENTERTAINMENT
Innocence lost
Death of an American Dream
By Robert Groberman
Eight Men Out is not about
baseball, but about lost innocence.
In 1919 the Chicago White
Sox threw the World Series.
The plot to defraud was discovered and a number of White
Sox players were banned for
life from playing professional
baseball, even though they
were acquitted of conspiracy to
Eight Men Out
directed by John Sayles
Granville Cinemas
skey Parek is named).
Sayles creates a scenario in which the
conspiracy itself was just a sort of game—
with none of the players realizing the
larger ramifications of their action. It is a
sensitive portrayal of young people in over
their heads.
Worth a special mention for acting is
director Sayles himself, whose portrayal
of Chicago sports journalist Ring Lardner
lends the movie some of its most charming moments.
The actors who portray the White Sox
players offer superb performances. They
are plagued only by the fact that they all
look alike, with their fresh young faces
smiling out of identical uniforms, their
hair hidden by identical caps.
Especially good is John Cusack as
George "Buck" Weaver, the player who
knew of the conspiracy, but did not participate. Through Buck, director Sayk
telescopes the horror of a childs' disco- ;ry
The boys in the dugout.
In adapting Eliot Asinof s 1963 bestseller, writer/director John Sayles revises
history's disparaging treatment of the
players. He paints professional baseball in
1919 as mythologically pure to its fans,
and sees the nation's reaction to the
scandal as anger at their myth's destruction.
Eight Men Out introduces us to each
of the main players in the fiasco that
became known as the Black Sox Scandal.
Between the winning of the league
pennant and the opening of the 1919
World Series, eight Chicago White Sox
players organize, take part in, or know
about a plot to intentionally lose the
series in return for $10,000 each from a
New York gangster.
When we meet the team, we do not
come upon a crew of jaded, spiteful,
corrupt players. Instead, we meet a bunch
of kids who are as much victims ofthe
ganster gamblers as they are of their
team's cruel, exploitative owner, Charles
Comiskey (after whom Chicago's Comi-
that his purest love (here, baseball) is
In a moving scene near the end of the
film, Weaver comes home from court and
is met by some of his young fans. "When
you grow up, things get complicated," he
tells them. "I guess I never grew up."
The scene is poignant without being
sentimental. As the young players are
corrupted, so too is the game itself, and
that loss of innocence is mirrored in the
eyes of disppointed young fans.
Prom Buck Weaver himself, to his
young fans saving up to buy bleacher
seats, to the boy pleading with conspirator "Shoeless" Joe Jackson to "say it ain't
so", Sayles offers numerous images of
horrified innocents.
In 1919 the grim light of reality shone
on the myth of baseball, reducing it from
a symbol of America to a game where
people cheat. The league and the public
chose to destroy the cheaters to preserve
the myth.
"Say it ain't so, Joe."
"Yes, Kid, I'm afraid it is."
"Well, I never would've thought it."
Bragg - perfect
By Laura Busheikin
I wonder if local singer Charlotte Diamond saw Billy Bragg when he played
Vancouver last weekend. If so, she should
have been humbled.
Billy Bragg
Sept 23 ■ 24
I have a humiliating memory of Diamond at this summer's peace rally, earnestly exhorting everyone in the crowd to
turn to the person next to them and give
them a big HUG. Yuk. A few people did
hug each other, but most people, like me,
looked at their sandals in embarrassment.
I'm sorry, Charlotte. I understand
what you were trying to do and, yeah, I
crave what you're after, too. But it takes
more than good intentions to break down
the well-fortified barriers that make us
keep our selves to ourselves. And it takes
more than Tour hugs a day" (Diamond's
recipe for harmony) to get people to
believe in a better world without forfeiting their intelligence.
Well, eat your heart out, Charlotte.
Billy Bragg lulled the Commodore crowd
into a state of bliss, and at the same time
he sharpened their awareness of the
world's injustices without being depressing. He didn't ask us to hug each other—
he's way too cool for that. Thank god. But
hugs would have been superfluous
Bragg isn't the most tuneful of
singers, but as a performer he hits every
note just right: passion, humor, anger,
warmth, political commentary . . . it's all
there. Somehow Bragg maintains unfaltering charisma and unshakable self-
confidence, while remaining an entirely
down-to-earth guy.
I'm beginning to sound kind of ickily
ingratiating. Kind of Charlotte Diamond-y.
But really, it was an entirely positive experience and we all loved it. I'd have paid
the ticket price just to hear Bragg talk—
he could successfully be billed as a stand-
up comic or a political speaker.
Particularly enjoyable was watching
Bragg deal with an unruly crowd-member
who shouted out, "Play a song!" while
Bragg was telling a story.
"What's the matter, is your tape running out?" Bragg asked. "Look here, if yoi.
want to hear just music, go hear a bar
band. This is folk music, mate. We talk."
But because Bragg is too secure to get
stuck in a power trip, he added, "Oh,
okay, just for you, I'll play a number from
my new album."
Bragg played for a solid two-and-a-
half hours with unflagging energy. For a
final number, he brought out the opening
band, The Beatnigs (discordant but
interesting) and they all played a raucous,
altered version of Prince's Purple Rain,
changing the words to Acid Rain so that
the song became an environmental
anthem. It was perfect.        	
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The Logan Cycle Intramural event took place this past weekend with over 30 teams competing. Medicine A took
the women's final with Fiji winning the men's.
Birds win national title
By B.Leg
In the cold drizzle of an Edmonton fall day, the Thunderbirds
rugby squad destroyed the Eastern Ontario Rugby Union reps
(EORU) 33-0 to take home the
National Subunion Championship last weekend.
This competition pits the top
four subunions in Canada against
each other for the National title.
M'Keechnie cup winners, UBC
represented B.C., Edmonton represented the Prairie provinces, the
EORU, Ontario and Montreal reps
(the Quebec team in reality) represented Quebec and the Maritimes.
Saturday's match saw UBC
move on to the final by defeating
Edmonton 22-12 in a very lacklustre performance. UBC scored
two tries, by Olsen and Duey,
through good defensive pressure.
But the varsity was unable to
generate any offense in the game.
It was really a matter of doing
just enough to win. The big game
was Sunday, although the sideline
pundits generally agreed UBC
would be no match for the big and
physical EORU pack.
They would eat their words.
On Sunday, from the opening
whistle, the Ontario side never
knew what hit them. The 'Birds
outplayed them in all phases ofthe
game—dominating the loose with
speed to the breakdown and ferocious rucking, and scoring four
pushover tries to some attempted
intimidation that was quickly
stopped with some nifty fistwork
by Eddie Evans, Iain Scholnick
and Jeff Knauer.
The UBC backs pressured
well and completely shut down a
much vaunted Ontario backfield.
Pierre Duey, who played for
and captained the EORU all summer before returning to UBC, had
a superb game scoring a try, two
converts and two penalty goals.
Tim Murdy scored a try and Doug
Paul scored two tries.
In all, it was an awesome display of disciplined rugby that saw
the "Birds take on and defeat the
best sides from the rest of Canada.
This is about winning.
rr inning isn't everything. It's the only thing."
"It isn't whether you win or lose, it's how you
play the game."
"Ifyou don't win, you lose".. .and on and on and on
Ask a dozen people today what it means to win
or what it takes to be a winner, and chances are
you'll come up with a dozen or more answers.
At Xerox, we have our own ideas about winning
and winners.
To begin with, we believe winning is a team
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September 27,1988 spoais
Battle of B.C.
U Vic wins opener
By Joe Altwasser
In Quebec there is the heated
rivalry between "les Nordiques"
and "les Canadiens."
Alberta has a bitter rivalry of
its own between Calgary and
Edmonton that stretches well
beyond the sporting arena.
But here in B.C., one of the
most intense rivalries is that ofthe
UBC and UVIC mens' soccer
The latest chapter was played
out before 100 fans on Saturday
when the T-Birds lost 2-1 in a fast-
paced match.
While the Thunderbirds lost
where it counts, on the scoreboard,
they did outplay and outshoot the
invading Vikings. During the first
half, the 'Birds had trouble finding
their wings but went into the second by controlling the bulk of the
While UBC never capitalized
on their chances, UVIC did by
scoring on their only shot of the
first half.
The second half was much the
same as the first with UBC outplaying their opposition but failing to finish off their chances. UBC
swarmed the Viking net and
rattled the goalie noticeably on
four occasions. Finally, the 'Birds
ended their seemingly endless
scoring drought against the Vikes
with a contentious goal by perennial star Gregor Young.
The goal was not to stand as in
the 75th minute the Vikings
scored the winner on a quick
counterattack that was aided by a
fallen UBC defender. After the
goal, UBC again pressed the attack but were unable to secure the
Coach Mosher was rather
blunt about the T-Birds' play after
their loss to the defending champs.
"We have a problem of converting
our chances," he said.
Mosher then pointed out the
crucial nature of their upcoming
matches this weekend against the
Universities of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
"We have to take three out of
four points this weekend," said
Mosher. A loss to either of these
teams will make it difficult to finish on top of the Canada West
Mosher did note that the two
newcomers to the Thunderbirds—
Gary Kern and Neil Wilkinson—
proved that they can play and will
be a helpful addition to the team.
Next task for coach Mosher is
a goalscorer.
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Mular said he wouldn't advocate restricting Anglo from recruiting at UBC because "they
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In 1978, I had arrived in India. A severe deluge had devastated the land—leaving whole cities of people homeless. I was walking in the chaotic streets, and on
this one occasion, I bent down to
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a boy. He had no shoes. In fact he
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I was fully clothed.
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thousands of shabby bivouacs
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Did we aid famine for the
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show, Ben
Not since that little kid asked Shoeless Joe
to say it wasn't so after throwing the world
series, has professional sport taken such a
While we try to recover from post-Gretzky
disillusionment, we catch a left hook. We, the
faithful fans, are left shaking our heads in
dismay. And we are faithful, aren't we?
We are as faithful to the essence of sport as
the ad execs on Bay street. Boosting our egos
vicariously, we waited for Ben Johnson to
perform. Then we are outraged because the
purity ofthe Olympics has been sullied, either
by malice or mistake.
Sure we are pure. We do not use anabolic
steroids. But we are not faced with the pressure of appeasing a gold hungry nation and
image hungry corporate sponsors.
Nearly every professional athlete uses
drugs to enhance performance. Drugs have
been developed that go unnoticed in tests.
Why go to all this trouble? Is this true sport?
Sport is no longer a game. Wayne Gretzky
and Peter Pocklington taught us it was big
business. Shoeless Joe saw it coming. He
bailed out.
But it's not just sport. We've turned everything into a soulless stable plastic compound.
Coca-Cola culture—it's ours, dammit. And
aren't we proud?
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the price. We pump them up higher than a
helium filled balloon, then prick them with a
syringe. Pop! Like a soap bubble! Are we
really so surprised? ...or simply waking from
an opium dream.
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September 27, 1988
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Pool cuts
night hours
The reasons advanced
for the midnight closing of
the Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday swims are so
breathtakingly spurious
they might be studied with
profit by Welfare Minister
Claude Richmond. There
were, we are told, not
enough people using the
pool between 12:00 and
12:25 a.m. to justify the cost
ofkeepingitopen. The problem is, this figure was ascertained during the months of
August and July, at a time
when indoor pool use is at an
all time low. To put it in
other words, more people
are in the water at 12:15
a.m. in February and March
than can be found in chlorine at 10:15 p.m. during the
summer. As someone who
has availed himself of the
aquatic centre's late night
facilities on a bi-weekly
basis since 1984, I know
whereof I speak.
Whatever the real reasons are for this premature
closure, they have nothing
to do with lack of use.
Along with the large
number of people who will
be discomfited by this highhanded fiat (I know at least
20 people who patronize the
late night swim sessions as
often as I do), the premature
closure ofthe aquatic centre
raises a number of interesting issues. For one thing, it
emphasizes the endemic
small town spirit in Vancouver life, the paranoid resistance to doing interesting
things at "odd" times of day.
This attitude is as odds with
the greatest intrinsic value
ofthe big city, the right and
opportunity to explore avenues that are denied residents of smaller burgs.
Further, it promotes the
unspoken prejudice that
late night activities not related to sleep should be inimical to one's health: boozing (bad for one's liver and
brain), tomcatting (not good
for one's life expectancy),
pizza eating (murder on the
waistline) or TV watching
Mr. Bird's exclusive nest
A recreational facility for all those recreationally
deprived people of UBC. How thoughtful and caring (if
you.Mr.Bird. Penetratingrightto theheartoftheheart
ofthe matter and realizing that your peers have really
come here for the Nautilus facility and the indoor track.
Education isn't the issue; students represent an affluent subculture in search of diversion.
That stand is precisely what you, Mr. Bird, and
your companions in the AMS seem to be representing.
Are all of you suffering from some sort of collective withdrawal from reality? In a word, are you insane? Or
perhaps—and this thought shocks me even more than
contemplations of group madness—you're actually
presenting this grand fiasco in full awareness of what
an insult it is to the collective intelligence and, most of
all, common sense of the student body.
Any person withlogical facilities in some degree or
another can see that the AMS, frustrated by its
complete impotence in the area of tuition fees, et al, has
decided try to offer megaproject candy to the students in
hope of regaining some good favour.
Why is the government giving the AMS all that
money? Did the AMS solicit it with the express purpose
of building their "rich kid's toy"? Did the government
come up and offer it to you on the condition that you put
it to use in some capital works project? Is the government of B.C. using you to hide their parsimonious
education spending by presenting us with a short term
pacifier? Have you considered putting that money to
work in other areas such as tuti&n deferments, AMS
sponsored bursaries and scholarships?
The university is an academic institution Mr. Bird;
why not encourage academic growth? Don't talk to me
about the "well-rounded* education of physical and
mental activity so sacred to Victorian educators. They
were trying to educate the wealthy and the titled. Mr.
Bird, most students, especially those from the interior,
are neither wealthy, nor titled. Many of us are not the
financial and social elite of this province and as aresult,
feel no particular urge to pay for the recreation of those
more fortunate. Surprisngly enough, quite a few of us
are merely intelligent, industrious motivated people
with not much money for luxuries. Necessity governs
our priorities. How about you, Mr. Bird?
I certainly hope you've enough conviction to make
a public rebuttal, or better yet, apology. I await your
Wilfred N. Silversides
.^anthropology/History 3
(death to the IQ).
Those who "sin" must be
punished, and those who
stay up late in Vancouver, it
seems, are a cinder in the
eyes of God and Man.
In addition to the late
night swimmers I know
personally,  there  are  un
counted others whom I don't
know. I hope this letter
galvanizes you to protest
our unjust persecution and
demand that the pool stay
open to a decent (i.e. late)
Mark Harris
Omar lives!
In response to Zebra
Crook's letter regarding
OMAR I would like to note
that the Forestry car has
been an advertising tradition on this campus for 27
years. The success of OMAR
can be judged by a sell-out at
the Undercut every year.
Undercut (Armouries-
Sept 17) was a huge success
which everyone who attended did enjoy. I would
recommend that Mr. or Ms.
Crook either lose weight or
get implants!
Finally, congratulations
to the winners of the boat
races, The Stiffees and the
runner-ups The Thrusters.
Ian Maclver
FUS President
Lighten up,
Zebra Crook, have you
spent your whole life with
your head in the sand? It is
incredible that you could
spend four years at U.B.C.
and just now notice OMAR.
You show definite signs of
being socially inept. Most
people understand the
spirit that OMAR and Forestry Week represent. You
must be great fun at a party
- "turn the music down",
"don't you think 2 beer are
enough?". This province's
future is in sad shape ifyou
exemplify Poli. Sci. grads.
Take some advice - lighten
up, life is not that serious.
Dave Christie
Forest Harvesting 3
As a late-night swimmer
from off-campus, and UBC
alumnus, I protest the cutback in hours from 12:25 to
midnight for the adult
swim. That extra hour
means that some of us can't
make it.
Veronica Plewman
September 27,1988 Cuba re-examined
Life under the editorial red
pencil doesn't allow for much detailed exposition. So let me respond here to Christian
Champion's letter (September 20)
criticizing my review of Alexander
Cockburn's book, "Corruptions of
Champion dismisses
Cockburn's claim that Cuba is a
"haven of economic stability, personal security, and cultural and
intellectual pluralism." But he
fails to note Cockburn's qualification, which I quoted: "Compared
with almost every country in Central and Latin America..."
Cockburn's Cuba article was
written in 1983, when countries
hke Guatemala, El Salvador, and
Brazil had not yet given their military regimes a civilian gloss.
Hundreds of thousands of people
were killed or "disappeared" under these US-supported regimes.
The slaughter was at its peak in
the early 1980s.
The situation is not fundamentally different today. Thousands of Salvadorans and Guatemalans are still killed every year
under "civilian" rule: by military
sweeps in the countryside, aerial
bombing, or rightwing death
squads which murder and mutilate freely, without threat of
prosecution. As many as eleven
thousand Nicaraguan civilians
have died at the hands of US-
funded contra troops since 1981.
No-one accuses the Cuban
regime of dispatching death
squads, the military, or proxy
armies to rampage among the civilian population.
Cockburn's reference to "economic stability [and] personal
security" recognizes the gains
Cuba has made in dramatically
reducing the structural violence
visited upon the country's poor.
This record is unmatched anywhere in Latin America, or in the
United States for that matter.
Cuba's health and education standards are the highest in the region, and compare favorably with
North America's. Checked out a
Chicago ghetto lately? Or an Indian reservation?
Champion accuses Cockburn
of failing to do his homework. This
shows he hasn't bothered to do his
own — by glancing at either the
article or the book in question.
Obviously I couldn't, in the review,
quote the battery of data Cockburn presented to support his
argument. So here's some of it,
from sources (like the World Bank
and the CIA) not noted for their
revolutionary sympathies:
♦Cubans' daily caloric intake
(2866 in 1980) is higher than in
Jamaica (2715), Costa Rica (2645),
or the Dominican Republic (2246),
and a hell of a lot more evenly
*Life expectancy increased
9.3 percent between 1960 (the first
Rec fac defended
The editorial, "Books or
Balls", is typical of the Ubyssey
editors negative attitude towards
AMS and towards large capital
projects. It is also an example of
the ease with which they pass
judgement on something that will
directly benefit all students, while
claiming to speak for the students
As usual, the issues like libraries, student housing, (both of
which are the university's mandate) and daycare (which the AMS
is currently dealing with) are
dragged out and wrongly used as
ammunition in their argument
against the Recreation Facility.
All of those are important issues,
but why not see what is being done
about them and who's responsibility they are before tossing in the
ring as valid arguements. According to the editorial, the Recreation
Facility is 'an extravagant luxury".
Far from it. The Recreation Facility will provide much needed space
for offices, clubs, intramural
sports and so on.
The Ubyssey editors seem to
lose track of the reason for the
facility as soon as they see a slick
architects model and price tag.
UBC needs this facility, the students want more space and the
AMS wants to make it available to
the students. Its that simple.
I am tired of the Ubyssey
speaking on behalf of the students
of UBC against the Recreation
full year of the revolution) and
1977, to 70 years. (It's now 73.)
*Infant mortality was 36 per
thousand in 1960,25 per thousand
in 1977 (Cockburn's figure; by
1982 it had fallen to 19 per thousand, at a time when the US figure
was 14 per thousand).
""Illiteracy, anywhere from 20
to 60 percent before 1960, was 3
percent in 1975 — the lowest rate
in Latin America.
All health care, and all education through university level, is
free. Perhaps free, high-quality
health and education, plus a dependable diet, mean something in
terms of the average Cuban's
"economic stability" and "personal
security"? Is this a reasonable
foundation for a discussion of basic
human rights?
Champion unwittingly torpedoes his own argument when he
refers ominously to Cuba's having
the world's highest proportion of
citizens under arms. Curious,
huh? You'd think if the Castro
regime were so despotic and illegitimate, it would be a little nervous about arming its population to
the teeth (to counter the threat
from the hostile superpower 90
miles away, of course).
Think we'll ever see El
Salvador's "democracy" arming
the population at large to defend
against "Cuban-style communism"? Or do such regimes wage
war on their own citizenry because
they realize how enthusiastically
those people would welcome a
Cuban-style alternative?
Adam Jones
Facility. Yes these are the same
students who have been waiting
for an office for their club, somewhere to have a party or somewhere they can play basketball
before 10:30 at night. So please
don't claim to speak for them. In
fact it is the AMS council members
who speak for the students because after all, we are elected to
represent them.
We, the AMS council, in initiating the plans for the Recreation
Facility are fulfilling our mandate
which is to represent and provide
services to the students of UBC.
Perhaps the Ubyssey should calm
down, re-evaluate the obvious
benefits of the facility and try to
remember their mandate.
Karl Kottmeier
Director of Finance
Liberal commends Turner
So The Ubyssey would have
John Turner give up the helm of
the federal Liberal party for Jean
Cretien, Iona Campagnolo or
Marc Lalonde (Editorial, Sept.
Apparently The Ubyssey's
staff would also have the Liberal
Party trade competence, commitment and grassroots control ofthe
party for one more round of Liberalism ala Trudeau, with party offi -
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When Liberals elected John
Turner their leader in 1984, they
turned their back on a generation
of elitist and eastern control ofthe
party. Traditional party faithful
were being shut out ofthe political
process by the centralized party
machinery on one hand and eastern interst on the other. At the risk
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people, under a leader who was
committed to opening up the entire system.
Now John Turner has done
just that. Countless meetings with
electors and party faithful in every
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have inspired thousands of Cana-
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I believe Adam Jones' review of Wedding in Galilee (Sept. 20)
represents a gross misunderstanding of the film. It is Mr Jones'
inappropriate, and offensive, bias that leads him astray.
Michel Kleifi's film attempts to understand the current unrest
in Israel and its occupied territories without any angry accusations.
Mr. Jones, however, chooses to characterize the Mid-East situaiton
as the sadists versus the victims, even before he addresses the film—
an approach that renders the subsequent review artistically ir-'
Michael Groberman
Ubyssey Entertainment Editor for 1986-1987
Jones is Red apologist
Christian Champion does well to suggest that Adam Jones be
replaced as The Ubyssey's book reviewer.
What are Adam Jones' qualifications? On this huge campus
there must be students competent to replace him as reviewer.
Those familiar with Jones' other writings recognize he is not an
objective, disinterested writer. On the contrary, in The Sun, Jones
published a long apology for North Viet Nam's military subjugation
of South Viet Nam. Recently, in The Province, Jones showed his
topsy-turvy illogic: according to him, repeated corn and grain shortages in Russia are really the result of meat surpluses. In brief, Adam
Jones is simply an apologist for unelected, one-party Communist
regimes whose values contradict those of Canadian universities.
As for his idol, Alexander Cockburn it bears adding what Adam
Jones omitted: Cockburn's father, Claude, was a longtime member
of the Stalinist British Communist Party. All of Christian
Champion's criticisms were correct.
Greg Lanning
Law II
Try Fail-view's 99 Chairs
In response to Ward Prystay's September 23 letter regarding
preferential treatment for varsj|MMi_Wtes at the Pit, I would like to
suggest an alternative nightspo^yiiBi and his friends where they
will not be disturbed by the vivacity and buoyant spirit of our athletes. It is located within the Fairview complex and is called 99
Erik Rolfsen
Science 2
"Any old God" won't do
It is commonly known that the editors of The Ubyssey change
or invent the titles of articles to express their own point of view. In
"A New Club: Any Old God Will Do" (The Ubyssey, Sept. 23rd), the
editors displayed an unjustifiable ignorance of and insensitivity to
the club's purpose and to the interfaith movement as a whole.
"Any Old God" will not do, for any person of strong religious beliefs. Nor will "any old" religion.
But there are people who beli ve that despite the religious differences that make us rich, we share some fundamental beliefs and
values which can lead us to greater mutual understanding and
One purpose of the club is to dispel religious prejudices on
campus; that Multifaith UBC is a syncretistic hodge-podge is a
prejudiced misconception which the Ubyssey seems anxious to promote.
Get your facts straight before printing articles or headlines,
Diane Haynes
Arts 4
dians to enbrace the Liberal party
and once again make it theirs. He
has persevered through four years
ofthe most difficult political job in
Canada to lead the party from the
brink of extinction to a position in
which it could realistically form
the next government.
Yet, The Ubyssey would have
the Liberal party return to the
days of Trudeau, Lalonde, et al.,
once more, and in the process undo
the best four years of reform the
party has ever seen. Thanks, but
no thanks.
Dean Crawford
UBC Student Liberals
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McGill Admin
ignores student
MONTREAL (CUP)-McGill University
administrators are refusing to collect student fees for a club, despite a referendum
directing them to do so.
Last spring over 80 per cent of students
voting agreed to a $6 a year fee levy to
establish a Public Interest Research Group
(PIRG) on campus. But the university's
academic council didn't ratify the referendum, normally a formality, and the group is
looking for money to keep going.
The council, composed of professors,
university administrators and a handful of
students, objected to giving student money
to "an outside group."
U. S. fraternities
stung in nationwide crackdown
DENVER, Colorado (CPS/CUP)-Four
members of a University of Illinois fraternity were sentenced this month by a Wisconsin court to perform 100 hours of community service after they set off stink
bombs during a road trip to another school.
The sentence was part of a nationwide
U.S. crackdown this year on frat misbehaviors. The tough stand by school officials
dates from 1986, when the drinking age and
liability insurance rates began to rise.
Sanctions have also been taken against
law-breaking fraternities at the Universities of Colorado, Illinois, Pennsylvania,
Utah, Rochester, California at Davis, Florida State, Georgia State, Auburn, Nebraska
and San Francisco State.
developers Huang and Danczay Ltd. for $1
million in each of the first five years of the
deal. The price will go up to $1.5 million a
year after that.
Administrators say the cash is needed
to renovate other buildings, build a new
Squatter protests
TORONTO (CUP)- Students squatting
in an otherwise empty Victoria College
residence to protest a proposed hotel development project has received a letter from
administrators demanding rent.
The Victoria administration advised
summer students in three buildings that
they should be out of their rooms by August
Greg Sewell, a fourth year history and
classics student refuses to leave, saying the
go ahead to tear down the building won't
arrive until spring, and that throwing students out in September isn't fair. A second
student, Steve Holmes, abandoned the vigil
two weeks ago.
Sewell is being billed $66.00 for each
extra week he spends in his old room. He is
already paying $320.00 a month for another
apartment he rented in July.
The college, affiliated with the University of Toronto, wants to lease the land to
residence  and fund  new  academic  programs.
Victoria College's student council has
condemned the land deal, and the University of Toronto council is considering paying
Sewell's bill.
Fire regulations
force professors to
throw students out
TORONTO (CUP)-If University of
Toronto professors kick students out of
class this fall, it could be because they're
worried about a lawsuit.
Spanish professor John Davies asked
three students to leave a first year class
September 14. They were not officially registered in the course, and the classroom was
filled to capacity.
"If the class is full, I have to ask students to leave," said Davies. "I'm bound by
30 students. It's hard on the students, but I
hope that people can fo to other sections (of
the course) not bound by the fire marshall."
A directive from Arts and Science dean
Robin Armstrong this month told professors they will be responsible for the size of
their classes. Failure to comply with city
fire regulations by letting too many students into a classroom or lecture hall could
result in fines or lawsuits.
The dean's directive allows professors
to cancel overcrowded classes.
20 students camp
out for residence
ST. JOHN'S (CUP)-More than 20 students hoping for a room curled up in sleeping bags outside a Memorial University
residency offering, on the night of Sept. 12.
"I've looked around for apartments and
it's so frustrating. I can't find one," said a
student who camped on the sidewalk.
But administrators are saying there
are enough empty apartments in the city at
reasonable prices that the students
shouldn't be lining up.
"The vacancy rate in St. John's is such
that they did not have to sleep outside,"said
Paul Smith, president of Memorial's student council. "They made a quality choice,
not a quantity choice, but obviously there is
no circumstance for people to have to sleep
Rent for a two-bedroom apartment
averages $532 a month.
University students were told that any
empty rooms would be handed out first-
come, first-serve the morning of September
13. Twenty rooms were available in that
Canada has had a Progressive Conservative government since
7984. A lot has changed for the better since then, but there is
still more to be done.
Examine the record carefully. Look at the past and compare
it to the present. Brian Mulroney has listened carefully to
Canadian students. The PC government has acted decisively
on behalf of young people all across the country.
► The national youth unemployment rate has
fallen from 18.3% in September 1984 tol2%.
► Since 1984, federal spending on education
has increased by $300 million.
► The PC government has introduced a
$210 million action plan to curb drug abuse
in Canada.
► The PC government has taken a firm and
constructive stand against the Apartheid
regime in South Africa.
► With the signing of the Montreal
Protocol, Canada and some twenty other
nations have agreed to reduce sulphur
oxide emissions by 30 percent over
ten years.
► The PC government has committed:
-$80 million for the Canada Scholarships Program;
-$240 million for the establishment of
national centres of excellence;
-$200 million to increase the base
budgets of the university research
granting councils;
-$315 million to Natural Sciences,
Social Sciences, and Medical Research
granting councils.
► The PC government has committed up to
$369 million to match private sector contributions to university research.
September 27,1988


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