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Array Feds pull EPF funding plug
The federal government Friday
introduced legislation to decrease
expenditures on health and post-
secondary education by $5.7 billion
over a five year period.
Finance minister Alan MacEachen introduced amendments to the
Established Programs Financing
Act after the federal government
failed to reach agreement with provincial governments on a new for
mula during negotiations this year.
The Liberals originally proposed
the cuts in the Nov. 12 budget but
shelved them for consultaticn with
the provinces. From the beginning
of the negotiations, MacEachen
threatened to act unilaterally if the
provinces would not agree on
To compensate for reduced federal  transfers,   provincial   govern
ments were given taxation powers
which in effect reduces the shortfall
to $1.9 billion.
B.C. finance minister Hugh Curtis said in November reductions in
EPF funding would mean $370 tuition increases for B.C. post-secondary students.
But secretary of state Gerald Regan said in Vancouver Friday the
Liberal   government   still   believes
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post-secondary education is a "high
national priority."
Regan said the new arrangements
would net 12 per cent annual increases. The cut is only relative to
existing funding levels had they
continued for the next five years, he
The federal government is currently paying 57 per cent of post-
secondary costs in B.C., while provincial shares have declined dramatically, he said.
B.C. lowered its contribution
from 37 to 34 per cent. "They
(B.C.) are pretty clean," Regan
said. Provinces like Ontario, with a
reduction from 33 to 21 per cent,
are not pulling their fair weight, he
Regan said he would like to make
the general public more aware of
federal contributions to such programs. Federal money earmarked
for individual institutions instead of
general provincial revenues, is one
way of doing this, he said.
David Haley, Confederation of
University Faculty Associations of
B.C. president, said Monday there
seems to be a controversy over whether or not the legislation means a
By a complicated formula of tax
point transfers, the provinces get
additional revenues. However,
given the current economic situation in B.C., this will probably result in a net decrease in funds available to UBC, Haley said.
Cynthia Southard, Alma Mater
Society external affairs coordinator, did not comment on the
funding shortfall faced by UBC
from changes in federal funding.
She said the AMS had not heard
any reaction on the cuts.
"Nobody has got radical and
called me up," she said.
"Ever since the rally (to protest
cuts, March 12), I've had no correspondence," Southard added.
Southard said UBC is planning a
big year of "action" starting with
an external affairs committee meeting Thursday noon in SUB.
Housing boss
'good choice'
UBC has a new student housing
In a joint decision made by student representatives and administration, Mary Flores was appointed to the position Friday.
Flores, who has been acting housing director since the resignation of
Mike Davis last November, said
Monday that her priority will be to
improve the residences in accordance with student needs.
"1 plan to place much more of an
emphasis on the quality of life in
the residences," said Flores.
She added her duties will not include management of the Gage
towers summer conference centre,
leaving her more time to meet with
students about their concerns over
Neil Mort, outgoing piesident of
the Vanier residence association,
said student input received a high
priority in the selection of the new
housing director.
"The administration was very
cooperative with us," <;aid Mort
"We really had a fair say."
Mort said Flores seems genuinely
interested in student's needs.
"She's very open to student input,"
he said.
He cited increased renovations
and improved family housing as
priorities that should be set on
housing under the new director.
Mort was a member of the student selection committee for the
housing director along with the
outgoing presidents of Totem Park
and Gage towers residence associations.
The administration selection
committee consisted of UBC vice
president Michael Shaw, employee
relations director Robert Grant,
employees relations and registrar
and acting vice provost Ken Young.
Young said he was "ecstatic"
over Flores appointment. "Mary
Flores is just an absolutely competent woman," he said.
He stressed that the two committees were in agreement on the appointment.
' 'The students came up with pretty much the same decision that Dr.
Shaw and I had with respect to the
appointment," Young said.
GSA questioned
A move by the graduate student
association to take complete control
of the graduate centre has met opposition from UBC administrators
and some students.
Stance on El Salvador changing
Canadian University Press
The Canadian government's "wishy-washy" stance on American intervention in El Salvador's civil war is slowly changing, Warren Allmand said Monday.
Allmand (Lib.-Lachine East), a former federal solicitor-general and a
member of a recent parliamentary all-party fact finding mission to El
Salvador, told 225 Simon Fraser University students the changes are a
result of the mission's findings.
He said the Canadian government simply had "bad information"
when it endorsed U.S. intervention in El Salvador last year.
The current Canadian position has still not shifted sufficiently, Allmand said. "The initial responses from (external affairs minister I Mark
MacGuigan were quite shocking."
MacGuigan promised Canadians "acquiescence" to American foreign policy. But since then Canada has refused to send bilateral aid to El
Salvador and Honduras and observers to the March 28 election and has
condemned human rights violations in El Salvador, he said.
"But just when I thought things were going well they abstained on the
vote on human rights violations in the United Nations," he said.
"The U.S., of course, opposed, along with Latin American countries
like Argentina."
Allmand said all three members of the fact finding mission concluded
a negotiated settlement, proposed by the French and Mexican governments, is the best solution to the conflict.
And he said a Liberal-dominated subcommittee on Latin American
and Caribbean affairs concurred with their conclusion.
"It didn't take too long to conclude that you are not going to have
fair elections in this country," Allmand said. "The only parties left are
the ruling junta, and three other more extreme right wing parties and the
remnants of the Christian Democrats."
"People may be afraid they might be identified for not voting or for
destroying their ballots," he said.
And Allmand denied U.S. president Ronald Reagan's charges in a recent N.Y. Times article that "guerrillas backed by Cuba and the Soviet
Union are trying to impose Marxist-Leninist doctrine on the people."
Said Allmand: "It didn't take us very long to conclude this is not a
struggle between communism and democracy.
See page 2: MORE
The GSA is urging graduate
students to vote for full graduate
student control of the centre at a
special general meeting March 31.
The centre is currently managed by
a society with appointees from the
GSA and the administration.
Administration vice president
Michael Shaw expressed alarm over
the move at a Monday morning
meeting with the GSA, according to
association representative Rob
Cameron said the administration
wants to keep partial control over
the centre because of "history."
"They shouldn't have that much
to do with the centre," Cameron
said. "It should be no real problem.
We should control it."
i But three grad students, led by
Yvonne Hebert, also oppose the
move. They said the motion should
be defeated in an open letter sent to
graduate students Monday.
Hebert said the motion would
have hidden ramifications, which
include making the centre's manag-
See page 2: GRADS Page 2
Tuesday, March 23, 1982
Grads eye centre
From page 1
ing society appear to be a representative body of grad students.
Hebert's criticisms are "nit-picky
and erroneous," Cameron said. He
said the GSA would clearly continue to officially represent grad
GSA president John Davies also
denied Hebert's charges, and said
there have been several months for
students to comment and work on
the proposal.
"We will be dealing with
criticism at the general meeting,"
he added. "Obviously they are out
to demolish the whole proposal."
More Allmand
From page 1
"The philosophy we hear over
and over again — was mostly
Campesinos, uneducated, but frank
and open — when they talked about
their struggles continually referred
to Christ and Bishop Oscar Remero
(killed by military forces while giving mass in 1980)."
Allmand said the team recommended international observers
should patrol the El Salvadoran-
Honduran border and report aids
and massacres on refugee camps.
Davies said the GSA wants a
special independent audit on the
centre. The association formally
passed a 10 point objection to the
centre's 1982-83 budget, which is
one reason the GSA wants full control of the centre.
Cameron said the GSA intends to
maintain full participation in the
Alma Mater Society.
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tiny island kingdom are picking up
lead sticks and marking 'x' on scrap
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Social scientists are investigating
the peculiar phenomenum, which
seems to affect the population
about once or twice a year, "It's a
baffling, sheep-like activity similar
to lemming suicide rituals," siad
noted analyst Dazed Blank.
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College students on hit list
University students are among
the most wanted on the death lists
of Pacific Rim military regimes,
several speakers at International
House said Saturday.
Speaking at the Human Condition in the Pacific Rim conference
last weekend, Amnesty International representative Michael
Schelew said a state of war exists on
Guatamalan campuses.
Schelew, refugee coordinator in
Canada for AI, said this situation
also exists in other countries of the
Pacific Rim including the Philippines, El Salvador and South Korea
He said these governments promote paramilitary groups that in-
discriminatly execute student activists as well as opposition leaders,
priests, medical personnel and professors.
Schelew said that in El Salvador,
government death lists are actually
published in the local newspaper.
"I had a refugee come to me saying he was going to be killec by his
government. I told him to prove it
so he showed me his narre in a
newspaper. I couldn't believe it!"
University students are in the
greatest danger while living under
military regimes, Schelew said.
"If you are young at all, vou are
considered subversive and may be
shot. People have to go into exile or
go abroad to avoid being victims."
Armando Peredes, a member of
the General Association of University Students of El Salvador, did
just that.
Peredes said in 1980 the Roman
Catholic church discovered 4,000
people have been killed by the
military junta of El Salvador. Of
these, he said, there were 392 social
workers, 797 students, 132 political
leaders, five Red Cross workers,
five priests, four nuns, 353 polish
employees, 42 professors, 170 small
business owners and 2,100 people
whose identities could not be
Schelew described how members
of the Salvadoran security forces
paint a "white hand" on the door
of suspected peoples' homes.
"If you wake up one morning
and find one of these outside, you
know you are lucky if you and your
family live for more than 24
Immigration laws unfair
says Amnesty activist
Unfair immigration laws make it
difficult for refugees to stay in
Canada, an Amnesty International
spokesperson said Sunday.
Lack of an oral hearing,
bureaucratic bungling and delays
cause unnecessary and unfair hardship to people seeking refuge in this
country, Michael Schelew, AI
refugee coordinator in Canada told
50 people at the Carnegie centre.
"The major problem is the lack
of an oral hearing to determine if
the person qualifies for refugee
status," Schelew said. "How can
you decide if a person is credible if
you never talk to or see the person?
Many times they ((immigration
boards) see an apparent contradiction which would be cleared up
when they talk to the person.
"We have oral hearings for
something as inconsequential as
traffic hearings. An oral hearing is
absolutely essential for fairness."
Schelew said AI is currently lobbying the federal government for
changes in the process for determining refugee status. "The minister
employment and immigration
minister Lloyd Axworthy) is getting
the message. He realizes there are
serious problems."
But Schelew said any changes will
be slow in coming. "It will take
about three years to get it on the
legislative agenda. In the meantime
we'll continue to have bad cases."
Schelew also criticized the federal
government's visa requirements for
refugees from certain countries.
"Visas are quite incompatible with
free and quick escape for refugees.
You can't wait around for visas
when you are being persecuted."
Schelew said Canada requires
visas from refugees fleeing such
countries  as  El  Salvador,   Chile,
Phillipines and South Korea, all
major violators of human rights,
according to Amnesty International.
Schelew said AI makes an exhaustive investigation of a person's
case for refugee status. "We go
through a checklist to make our
case compact. We want to be
satisfied," he said.
AI conducts its own hearing to
determine the validity of the person's claim. "If we're satisfied with
his or her testimony, we will intervene. It makes our case easier if
we have written or oral corrabora-
tion. We would feel more comfortable and it would make our case
"We have to be very, very careful
before we intervene. When we do,
we intervene vigorously," he said.
Schelew   said   AI's   increased
credibility improved its procedure
for handling refugee cases. "We
have lawyers, doctors, dentists who
know what to do and they're free,"
he said.
Despite the problems presented
by Canada's immigration laws,
Schelew said refugees still have a
good chance of winning their case.
"Hardly anyone will be turned
away from our borders if they make
a valid claim for refugee status. If it
does happen it's a scandal and someone gets their knuckles
Schelew said 90 per cent ot all
refugees enter Canada through
Toronto and Montreal airports.
The rest enter through Vancouver
and other cities across the country,
such as Saskatoon and Halifax.
He said it can sometimes take up
to three years before a person can
be granted refugee status.
Panels push people
It was a Pacific Rim conference
with a twist.
Eighty people attended n weekend conference at UBC on the effects of rapid industrialization in
Pacific Rim countries. While most
such conferences concentrate on
trade and corporate relations, this
one dealt with working conditions,
education and human rights.
Panels included speakers from
Chile, Hong Kong, El Salvador,
United States, Japan, the Philippines, China, South Kor;a and
Organizer Alice Kim said the conference was designed to offer a different perspective than most trade
conferences which are concerned
with profit. "Our choice ol' topics
indicate that we are looking at people's lives," she said.
Canadian panelists included
aboriginal people of Canada and a
member of Vancouver's race relations committee, who discussed human rights violations in Canada.
"We (Canadians) have to be
aware of the dangers that we are
subject to in our own society," Kim
Stuart Parking, another conference organizer, said: "We wanted
to show there is a lot of commonalities in these countries. For example, the penetration of international capital is common to all these
"(Canadians) don't realize we are
affecting the situation in the Pacific
Rim with our lifestyles," he said.
Schelew said South Korean
students, professors and teachers
are arbitrarily detained, tortured to
obtain confessions and executed.
Bill Home, an AI Central
American consultant said victims of
these death squads are selected by
their profiles in society.
"If doctors care for people who
were attacked by the paramilitary
forces, they are suspected of being
subversives. You don't have to be a
radical Marxist insurgent. Anyone
can be a victim. This is pointed out
rather well in Costa-Gavras' film
Joanne Fisher, a United Church
human   rights   monitor   in   South
Korea, said torture is used regularly, systematically and with increasing brutality on victims in South
Fisher mentiond the Kwangju incident, a student protest in the city
of Kwangju in May 1980 in which
1,200 persons, mostly students,
were shot.
Schelew said 200 Salvadoran
refugees crossing the Lempa river
which borders El Salvador and
Honduras were gunned down by a
Salvadorian helicopter gunship.
"When you read Time magazine
and read how difficult it is to tell
who is killing who, let me tell you:
It isn't difficult at all!"
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WILY professor waits for moment to take revenge on smart-ass and
cheeky law students who have bombarded him with paper airplanes for too
long. Prof made direct hits on all targets during law students' trike races
Friday, including snide student who always sat up front and had all
answers on torts and contract quizzes. "Got 'im right in the nose, the little
twerp," sneered prof.
'No' campaign sinks UVic's student paper
Autonomy vote this week
Voting has started on a week-long referendum to establish an
autonomous publications society for The Ubyssey.
Advanced polls opened at the residences Monday night and 233
students cast ballots. Voting around campus opened at 10 a.m. today
and concludes at 4 p.m.
The referendum asks students whether they want to set up an independent Ubyssey Publications Society and increase student fee; by
$2 a year. The Ubyssey is currently published by the Alma Mater
Society and is funded by student council.
Polling stations will be set up at major campus locations from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. until Friday, subject to the availability of poll clerks,
elections officer Alexis Cherkezoff said. "We need more ix>ll
Forty-three students voted at the Walter Gage residence Monday,
while 90 voted at Totem Park and 100 voted at Place Vanier. Advance voting is down from the 275 figure hit at the January elections
\ for AMS executive.
A vigorous "no" campaign and a
lack of student awareness resulted
in the narrow defeat of the University of Victoria student newspaper's
bid for autonomy Wednesday.
Martlet staffer Marc Fike said a
lot of the campaign's focus was
negative — so many students perceived the paper's bid for autonomy
as a petty argument between the
Martlet and the UVic student council.
He felt the issue of freedom of
the press got lost in the fight.
The results of the vote, which
took place last week, were 778 students in favor of autonomy, 952
Martlet editor John Lutz said
"although students have decided
freedom of the press is not worth
$3, we'll mount a better campaign
and try it again next year."
A "no" campaign spearheaded
by the UVic's student council's vice
president finance, Sherry Parker,
was said to be a major factor in the
referendum. Parker's job currently
includes publications and the Martlet is presently under her jurisdiction. Two other council members
were also involved in the "no"
But UVic student council president elect Eric Hargreaves and a
number of other council candidates
were coming out in favor of Martlet
Fike said the Martlet staff was
disappointed by the results but is
optimistic about trying again next
year. "A lot of us considered that
we didn't get all the information
across to the students. . . Next year
we'll likely set up a petition. That
will give us a chance to talk to people, it's a more personal
approach," Fike said.
Fike said the future of Martlet
autonomy .depends on who the
UVic student council chooses as
editor for next year. The Martlet
editor is currently chosen by UVic's
student council. Last year the council decided on hiring a nonstudent
editor from Montreal.
In the referendum students were
asked to pay $3 directly to the Martlet in addition to their current Alma
Mater Society fee.
The same ballot also contained
an athletic/recreation fee question
which editor Lutz felt might have
hurt the paper's chances.
The three day referendum managed a turnout of close to 2,000.
The campus has only 9,000 students. Page 4
Tuesday, March 23,1982
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Ah, spring. . .
So there we were, sitting around the office yesterday, looking at the
clear blue mountains which, on a clear day (and it was) you can see tiny
skiers hurtling down the slopes, and suddenly the phone rings. That's not
an unusual occurence. But this was different.
It was from back east.
And get this. It was snowing.
It's not every day that The Ubyssey writes an editorial about the
weather. In fact, it's rather rare. Some might call it a trivial topic, and
others say it doesn't do enough towards smashing the state. To most, this
topic is basically boring.
But we don't care, because hardly anybody reads these editorials
anyway. To the wretched few who do, though, this edit is for you. We're
not going to write about depressing things. We're going to write about
nice, happy things. (Is this getting nauseating?).
Nice, happy things like . . . sunshine! Oh yesl Golden, warm rays
beating down upon your face while your cousins in Moncton or wherever
are getting fitted for new showshoes. Hee hee hee. Or how about . . .
flowersl? You know! Crocuses, lillies, tulips rhododendrons to name just a
few. Bright colors. Delightful fragrances. Too much.
Let's see, what else. Oh yeah, what about wearing cutoffs and riding
your bike around campus, trying to keep up with people on rollerskates. Oh
wonderful! And if you're off campus, how about the smell of freshly mowed lawns and the gay laughter of kids playing softball or tag? Oh to be
young on a day like todayl (Can you believe we're actually writing this
It's a nice day to go the park, the beach, sit under a tree or even to sunbathe. Oh yeah, it's also a nice spring day to vote.
March 23, 1982
Published Tuesdays. Thursdays and Fridays throughout
the university year by the Alma Mater Society of the
University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the
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Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241k of the Student
Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
It was a day for losing things. Brian Jones lost his membership in the FDR, and he was really
upset. But it seems it was just a clerical error, and it appears he really lost his membership in
the KGB, so he was a lot happier. Not as happy as Lance Balcom though. He lost his EUS
card and was joyful as could be, until he gets his Ubyssey card, that is. Chris Wong didn't
lose anything, and was instead given his press card. We lost Kevin McGee's story, but we
found it again, so he was happy. Scott McDonald and Stuart Davis lost their bearings, but
found them in time to go to work. The two Marks, Attisha-Leiren-Young, though they were
losing their marbles, but they rolled back to them when they handed their copy in before
deadline.Craig Brooks and Glen Sanford just seemed lost, period, as usual. The same could
be said for Keith Baldrey, who was busy losing everything on city desk. That left Eric Eggertson and Arnold Hedstrom. "I think I'm losing my mind," said Arnold. "Aw, get lost," replied
Eric. Then everyone went to vote in the referendum, but they lost their ballots. Just a lost
Military, not political end to El Salvador war
The bloody civil war in El Salvador is raging at white hot heat. Leftist guerrilla fighters have got the
butcher junta on the run. Reagan
has proclaimed Central America the
front line of his anti-Soviet war
drive. The Trudeau government is
marching in lockstep with its senior
imperialist partners in the White
House towards thermonuclear war
against the Soviet Union. Frustrated by the blow to their "rollback"
plans in Poland, the imperialist
warhawks want "to teach the Russians a lesson" by drowning the Central American masses in a sea ofl
blood. Which side are you on?
Daily Reagan and Haig escalate
their threats to use a big stick to
stop Communism in "America's
backyard." Helicopter gunships,
Green Beret torture training for Salvadoran troops, CIA hit teams of
Cuban gusanos and Nicaraguan exiles, now talk of a Caribbean blockade and send in the Marines. Yet
the reformist organizers of the El
Salvador protests refuse to call for
the leftist rebels to win the war.
Last year the Trotskyist League
built anti-imperialist contingents in
El Salvador demonstrations in Toronto, Vancouver and Seattle calling
for leftist rebels to win the war in El
Salvador and against the imperialists' anti-Soviet war drive. The
Trotskyist League is calling for anti-
imperialist contingents to march in
Toronto and Vancouver, March 27
for "Military Victory to Leftist Insurgents in El Salvador!" and "Defence of Cuba/USSR Begins in El
A decade ago the New Left mar
ched to chants of "Ho, Ho, Ho Chi
Minh, NLF is Going to Win!" Today the ex-radicals call for a "political solution" in El Salvador — a coalition with sections of the military-
/Christian Democratic junta. It is a
dangerous illusion to think that the
massacres can be stopped by talking
with the blood-crazed military butchers. For the brutally oppressed
working masses of El Salvador, the
only just "poltical solution" is
workers revolution.
A decade ago the New Left marched to chants of "Two, three,
many Vietnams!" Today the reformists call for "No More Vietnams," appealing to the liberals'
and social democrats' fear of becoming mired in one more losing
imperialist adventure. On March
27, only the TL-initiated anti-imperialist contingent will say "Vietnam was a victory!" over imperialism.
All the liberals and reformists,
who refuse to call for military victory of the leftist insurgents over
the blood-drenched junta, heralded
NDP leader Ed Broadbent's attempts to broker a "negotiated settlement" in El Salvador last year.
But the social democrats don't differ with Reagan on whether Central America ought to "go Communist" — they only argue over
how to prevent it. Their call for
"political solution" is an attempt to
block the road to communists and
preserve capitalist rule.
Playing the soft cop for imperialism in El Salvador, the social democrats have served in the front lines
of the imperialists' anti-Soviet war
drive attempting to whip up an anti-
communist frenzy behind Poland's
company union for the CIA and
bankers, Solidarnosc. The reformists try to hide from the cold war
and the class war. They herald
Broadbent's "initiative" in El Salvador and many of them join in the
obscene chorus hailing "democratic
socialist" counterrevolution in Poland. The imperialists are taking
aim at Nicaragua, Cuba, Poland,
the Soviet Union. We say: "Defence of Cuba/USSR begins in
Central America!"
Reagan/Trudeau have brought
the cold war home. Auto plants are
closed while war production
booms. Here Trudeau preaches austerity and threatens wage controls.
Race terrorists in white sheets and
blue uniforms are on the rise. Desperate East Asians and Jamaicans
are deported or herded into detainment centres while Polish anti-communists are welcomed with open
arms. The reformists appeal to the
Trudeau government to "support
the FDR."
The Trudeau government stands
fully behind the murderous junta in
El Salvador as it has its own imperialist interests at stake in the Caribbean. In early November, Canada
met with the war ministers of the
U.S. and 20 Latin American countries to discuss joint operations
against Cuba and Nicaragua. Recently the Canadian imperialists
have participated in NATO naval
manoeuvres in the Gulf of Mexico.
For the reformists class collaboration abroad means class collaboration at home. For us, anti-imperial
ism abroad means class struggle at
home. Military cargo to right-wing
juntas in Central America must be
stopped by labor boycotts. But this
will never be done by the pro-
NATO cold war labor bureaucrats
or their social democratic partners.
Class-struggle militants fight
against the anti-Soviet war drive,
against capitalist austerity and racism.
Today the slogans of the anti-imperialist contingent are more urgent
and obviously necessary than ever.
Salvadoran leftists, trade unionists,
minorities — we're all on the cold
war hit list.
The line is drawn in El Salvador.
Those who fight for a victory of the
Salvadoran masses over their oppressors, who oppose the imperialists' anti-Soviet war drive, will
march with anti-imperialist contingents initiated by the Trotskyist
League on March 27 in Toronto
and Vancouver.
Come see the film Revolution or
Death this Thursday (12:30 in SUB
209, 7:30 in SUB 205) and look for
our banners in Victory Square on
Saturday. In El Salvador the choice
is revolution or death! Which side
are you on? Join us!
Trotskyist League Club
Divinsky colorful, not sexist
As I am a perilously-near-
borderline student in Nathan Divinsky's math class, I realize that my
motives for writing may be viewed
with skepticism by some. Be that as
it may, the commotion caused by
the report of that meeting has
reached quite impressive proportions, and I don't feel comfortable
about remaining silent.
Although I'm not anywhere near
conservative in my leanings, I attended the PC meeting last week to
hear the man discuss something
other than derivatives for a change.
I found Divinsky's remarks to be
much more accessible than the
calculus, clearly the statements of a
man much concerned with his society, and candid in a rare and
refreshing way.
It was a shock to me to read
Craig Brooks' perceptions and to
compare them with my own. Divinsky railed against the abuse of
welfare, and got quite colorful
about it too, but his remarks could
only be construed as offensive if
one selected certain phrases and entirely ignored their context and the
spirit in which they were intended.
As 1 am female, and raising my
child alone, I would have been
among the first to holler if the
remarks had been as they were
reported to be.
The sad aspect of all the fuss is
that everytime remarks are
distorted, for whatever reason, further honest communication is constricted and interesting public
meetings become more of a rarity.
Jane Kinegal
unclassified 5 ~
Tuesday, March 23,1982
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To all members of the university
The advisory committee for the
recommendation of presidential
candidates to the board of governors has been formed and all
members   of  the   university  com-
Photo contest
winners take heed
At long last a notice to the winners of our recent photo contest.
Kits Cameras, who donated the
Chinon camera and color enlargements, wants to process everything
in one batch. So we would like contest winners to bring a color negative of their favorite photo to The
Ubyssey office and leave them at a
designated spot near the darkroom
where I will collect them and get the
enlargements made. The sooner the
negs arrive, the sooner Kits will
make the prints.
To ensure their safe handling,
negs must arrive in a sealed, self-
addressed envelope with explicit instructions as to the negative number.
Eric Eggertson, Ubyssey staff
munity — faculty, students, staff
and alumni — are being asked to
assist the committee by providing
names of prospective cancidates
and by submitting opinions as to
appropriate attributes of any candidate. In addition, the committee
will advertise widely in appropriate
publications, both in this country
and abroad, the fact that cane idates
are to be considered for the office
of president.
In submitting names of persons
whom you consider to be suitable
candidates for the position of president of UBC, it is important that
you provide the committee with as
much personal and academic
biographical information as possible, and with your reasons fer proposing each name. It will assist the
committee if you can give an indication that someone you name is
available for consideration as a
potential candidate.
Whether or not you propose candidates, the committee would like
your views on the attributes you
would consider it desirable for the
next president of this university to
possess. In addition, the committee
would welcome expressions of opinions concerning the crucial issues
likely to affect the scope and nature
of the office of president in the
years ahead.
Your reply will be treated in absolute confidence by the committee.
Please address your reply to me
at the following address. Although
no deadline date has been set, it
would be helpful to the committee
if your letter were received, if possible, by April 5, 1982.
The Honorable J.V. Clyne
Room 109
Old Administration Building
The University of British Columbia
campus mail
J.V. Clyne,
advisory committee for the
selection of presidential condidates
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Tuesday, March 23, 1982
Tween Classes |
Autonomy referendum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., major
buildings. Till Friday.
Meeting, ordering of jerseys, finalization of bzzr
garden, noon. Bio. 2449.
The Feminist Revolution and the Law, noon, Buchanan 204.
Last meeting of the year most likefy, preparations for September, analysis of rally, 1:30 p.m.,
SUB 206 (council chambers!.
Free legal advtce, second to last clinic for the
year, noon to 2 p.m., SUB 111.
Planning meeting, noon, SUB 237b.
Screenings  for editorial  collective,   1:30  p.m.,
SUB 241k
Literature table, noon, SUB foyer
General  meeting,   noon,   Angus 412.  All  welcome.
The ins and outs of being 'Tween class editor,
with Kevin Mullen, noon, SUB 241k.
Marxist literature and discussion,  noon,  SUB
plaza. Drop bv and talk about anti-imperialist
Crispin Elsted reading from works,  noon,  Bu-
chanan penthouse.
Weekly meeting to organize the fee hike strike,
noon, SUB 117
Meeting to discuss smashing the state, noon,
SUB 117a
The War Game, noon, SUB auditorium. Too disturbing for TV. 50 cents.
Graduate, in retrospect, noon, SUB 211.
Sign making party, noon. Spools lumberyard.
The English  Department  Players will be performing  scenes from  Hamlet,   St.   Joan,   and
Waiting For Godot, at noon, Buchanan 104.
Bzzr garden and general meeting, 4:30 p.m ,
SUB 212
Arab foreign policy and the role of Islam, David
Ariel, consul general of Israel, noon, Buchanan
Making your summer count, noon, Hebb 12.
Panel   discussion  on   Entrepreneurial   Women,
free admission, noon, Brock Hall 302.
Annual general meeting, new constitution and
election of next vear's executive. All members
please attend, noon, SUB 212.
Film showing of the movie Revolution or Death
with discussion, noon, SUB 209 and 7:30 p.m ,
SUB 205. Which side are you on?
Philip Young talks about Is There a Right and
Wrong, noon, Angus 215.
Barbeque Saturday at Buntzen lake, tickets at
AMS box office, $3.50 each.
If the BSU doesn't start using their full name, so
we know they are a legitimate group, then there
will be no more 'Tween Classes for them.
General meeting, elections for next year's execu
tive, 1:30 p.m., Angus 321.
General meeting, noon, SUB 125. Non-members
Literature table, noon, SUB foyer.
Year end whine and cheese party,  noon,  St.
Mark's music room. All welcome.
Ice skating party, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., Thunder-
|       Hot Flashes       |
R-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-referendum time!
Yes, we hate to be nags, but . . .
get out there and put your "X" in
whatever box you want. The subject, in case you didn't know, is
AUTONOMY. For The Ubyssey
that is. That's the student paper on
this campus. That's this.
The paper seeks separation from
student council.
Vote until Friday in major buildings. See question on page 7, and
constitution and bylaws in last Friday's papet- if you want to know
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Dig trees? Or at least do you enjoy planting them? Have we got a
job for you. It's called treeplanting
and it's backbreaking, sweating
work but you can make lots of
money at it. It's ideal for students
and ... but waitl What's this? It
seems there are unscrupolous
treeplanting contractors around
who like to rip off students and
other workers.   Dastardly people!
Capitalist swines.
If you want to work but want to
know how not to get ripped off,
then make like a tree and leave your
classes at noon Wednesday. Go to
SUB 212 and listen to Phillip Ditch born of the Pacific Reforestation
Workers' Association speak on
trees, planting and contractors.
News fla%h
News flash I News flash! News
flash in hot flash! One hundred
thousand people deomonstrated in
downtown Vancouver today to
show their support for the people of
El Salvador. Wow, wouldn't that be
something. We may not be ready
for such heightened activism just
yet, but let's make a start this week.
It's Solidarity Week for El Salvador,
and all sorts of things are happening.
A superb film, El Salvador: The
People Will Win, is being shown
Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the SUB
Auditorium, and again Friday at
7:30 p.m. at Carnegie Centre. Ad- :
mission   is   two   devalued   bucks. ^
bird Winter Sports centre. Members are free,
others .75 cents.
L. Rosen demonstrates and explains mathematical card tricks, noon. Math 229.
Important general meeting, 1:30 p.m., Angus
321. Topics include elections and overnight trip.
Meeting to discuss why UBC is still in the 13th
century and 12:30 is noon, or is noon 12:30?,
noon, SUB 238.
Gordon Tener lectures on Transfer HNA, noon,
IRC G41. Who is this group?
Bzzr garden for a better world, 8 p.m., SUB party room.
Pat Carney, Vancouver Centre MP and deputy
f-nance critic, noon, SUB 212. Bring symbolic
General meeting, come and see what the club's
about, 3:30 p.m., Subway SE corner. The president is buying.
Ray Rahmani on paleoenvironments and facies
relationships of a tide dominated delta, 3:30
p.m., Geo. Sci. 330a.
Marxist literature and discussion, noon, SUB
piaza. Join the anti imperialist contingent.
Bzzr garden and film of 1976 Commonwealth
and Olympic games, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., SUB
Bzzr garden for a better world, 8 p.m. to midnight, SUB party room. Get bombed for peace.
Last day for voting on Ubyssey autonomy, 10
a.m. to 4 p.m., major buildings.
Cross-cam pus bed race followed by barbeque
and bzzr garden with live rock band, 11 a.m. to 5
m., bookstore to 5725 Agronomy.
Driving school, the fundamentals of high performance driving. 9 a.m., Westwood racing circuit. Maximum 20 cars, please register at SUB
Frontier daze party, live band, 8 p.m.. 2270 wesbrook mall. Advance ticket sales 224-9866.
Dim sum, followed by trip to Bellingham, 10:30
a.m. Details in SUB 237b or 228-4638.
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Located at the back of the Village
on Campus
Entrepreneurial Women
A chance to meet and talk with women who have followed a
dream and turned it into a reality. Who are they? How did
they do it? Come and find out!
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Restauranteur & Potter
Founder and President of Professional
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Consulting firm)
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Tuesday, March 22
Shefa Dairy Lunch - 11:30-2:00
Wednesday, March 23
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are now open for
to     the     following     Students     Council
Standing Committees:
• Student Housing and Access Committee
• Teaching    and    Academic    Standards
Committee (TASC)
• Committee on Student Accessibility (CSA)
• Constituency Newsletter Group (CNG)
• Code and Bylaws Committee (CBC)
The Executive Secretary's Office,
Nominations close on Wednesday, March 24, 1982
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15 — Found
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MONTREAL: Sublet 3% room, furnished
apt. May 1st for 3 months. $240 per month.
Call 514-933-3861.
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30 - Jobs
BASEBALL/SOFTBALL volunteer help
needed in Kitsilano/Arbutus area to coach
and umpire youth (7-151 baseball and soft-
ball. Call David Cooke, 224-4331.
35 — Lost
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cards and money please phone 873-4855 or
LARGE SUM OF MONEY wrapped in hand
kerchief. Lucrative reward if returned. Miss
Kassam, 734-1654 anytime.
LOST Calculator HP-34C in SUB March 17th.
Reward $10. Call 734-4590.
Equation   typing   available.    Pickup   and
delivery. Phone Jeeva, 826-5169 (Mission).
EXPERT TYPING: essays, term papers
factums, letters manuscripts, resumes,
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TYPING SERVICE for theses, correspondence, etc. Any field. French also
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Near campus — 266-5053
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90 - Wanted
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grow pale." Schlong.
50 - Rentals
WANTED: Information about "Killer" for
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Chamberlain, General Delivery, Burns Lake,
B.C. V0J 1E0. Confidentiality guaranteed. Tuesday, March 23,1982
Page 7
Paper dies, other lives
staff of The Underground, a newspaper formed at Scarborough College after the student council
(SCSC) closed the Balcony Square,
has announced it will no longer negotiate the problem with the current
The Balcony Square had been the
official college newspaper but was
closed by the council executive after
an allegedly libellous comment was
published last month.
SCSC president Ted Grinstead
released a report March 17, titled
Autonomy for Balcony Square. He
called for the immediate reopening
of the Balcony Square, if the disputed comment was retracted.
Grinstead pushed for a student referendum early in April, to ask that
$2.25 of the $19 full-time student
fee the SCSC collects be directed to
the newspaper. The autonomy proposal would mean separate incorporation for the paper, removing legal liability from the student council.
In rejecting the SCSC proposal,
Shona Nicholson, editor of The
Underground, said the Balcony
Square is dead.
"The report has some good
points but mostly bad ones," said
Nicholson. The report also called
for the SCSC to set the paper's budget. "Only we can do that," said
The newspaper could not become
financially stable with the $6,500
provided by full-time student fees,
said Nicholson. It would need $2.50
from each full-time student and a
$1 levy from the college's part-time
students, she said.
But Grinstead said the SCSC
could not force the Scarborough
part-time students association to direct a porition of its fees to the
Nicholson said the paper is also
concerned that the SCSC would
charge them $1,000 each year to
rent the council-owned typesetting
equipment, under Grins:ead's
"We can lease time on a machine
at another school or even buy one
used and get a better dea than
that," said Nicholson.
She said the Grinstead proposal
also featured lowered staff salaries.
The Underground will publish
for the rest of this year using revenue from advertising sale;..
Meanwhile, the student council
decided not to take immediate action on Gtinstead's report.
Ombuds Office
Come See Us
Room 100-A (Main Floor) S.U.B.
Phone 228-4846
are still being accepted for election of
to the following Presidential Advisory Committees:
Concerns of the Handicapped
1 Representative
Food Services Advisory
1 Representative
Men's Athletic
1 Representative
United Way Campaign
1 Representative
Youth Employment Program
1 Representative
Application forms are available from the
Executive Secretary's Office, SUB Room 238
Nominations close on Wednesday, March 24, 1982. Applicants should attend the Students' Council meeting on
March 24, 1982 in SUB Room 206 at 6:30 p.m.
1982 Spring Lectures
Stafford Beer, visiting professor of cybernetics at Manchester University, is
world renowned for his contributions to management science. He is internationally recognized for his work in general systems theory, and has been a consultant to such organizations as the UN, UNESCO, NATO and the governments of Britain, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Italy, Sweden and the
United States. Professor Beer is a provocative thinker and an extremely entertaining speaker.
The General Organization of Viable Systems
Tuesday, March 23 — In Room 106, Buchanan Building at 12:30 p.m.
Specific Organizational Problems
in Viable Societary Systems
Thursday, March 25 — In Room 106, Buchanan Building at 12:30 p.m.
Occasionally unadvertised seminars are presented.
An Award Winning
Feature Length Film,
1981 Release
El Salvador:
The People Will Win
Wed., March 24 — 7 p.m.
Admission: $2 and donations.
Sponsored by UBC Latin America
Support Committee
LASC Information Table:
March 22-26, SUB
—The Ubyssey Referendum
Polls: Tues., Mar. 23-Fri.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mar. 26
Computer Science
Sedgewick Library
War Memorial Gym
Mar. 22
Woodward Library
Advance Polls: Mon
5-7 p.m.
Totem Park Common Block
Place Vanier Common Block
Walter H. Gage Common Block
*Poll  locations  and   times   are   subject
change due to availability of poll clerks.
Be it resolved that members of the Alma Mater Society of the
University of British Columbia (AMS)approve the formation of
an autonomous society known as The Ubyssey Publications
Society (UPS) with an elected board of directors, with a constitution and by-laws substantially in the form as published in
the AMS paper known as The Ubyssey on March 19, together
with any amendments that may be required by the British Columbia registrar of companies; and
That the AMS rent the current office space occupied by The
Ubyssey and the AMS Publications office in the Student
Union Building of the University of British Columbia, to the
UPS for one dollar ($1) per year until the AMS' lease on SUB
expires, and transfor all assets in both offices used in the
publication of The Ubyssey to the UPS; and
That the AMS transfer the exclusive right to use the name
"The Ubyssey" to the UPS.
YES    □
NO    □
Be it resolved that two dollars ($2) of the current Alma Mater
Society fee per active member per year (pro-rated for part-
time students) be collected on behalf of The Ubyssey Publications Society, and that the current AMS fee be increased by
two dollars ($2) per active member per year (pro-rated for part-
time students), with such increase to be levied on behalf of the
UPS by the AMS. for a total of four dollars ($4) per active
member per year (pro-rated for part-time students), and that
all such fees received by the AMS on behalf of UPS shall forthwith be paid to the UPS for the publication of an
autonomous student newspaper at the University of British
YES    □ NO    □
Whereas the AMS by-laws currently contain a reference to
The Ubyssey as an AMS publication; and
Whereas if The Ubyssey is published by an autonomous
society (The Ubyssey Publications Society), as set out in the
above referendum question, an obvious inconsistency will exist in AMS by-laws;
Be it resolved that, subject to the passage under AMS bylaws of the above resolution approving the formation of an
autonomous society known as The Ubyssey Publications
Society, AMS by-law 1.2 be amended to change the definition
of "Ubyssey" to read "Ubyssey—shall mean the publication of
The Ubyssey Publications Society known as The Ubyssey."
YES    C NO    D Page 8
Tuesday, March 23, 1982
Forsyth is
top athlete
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TWENTY YEARS from now these people will be ones who run our society. Isn't that great. They spend seven
months at law school creating another language so they can charge outragous sums telling us what that
language is. The other month is spent scouring local neighborhoods on the lookout for tricycles they can steal
for annual "we're going to be rich someday so let's get drunk instead of donating our time to defending the
poor" race. The Ubyssey was told we would have to go to court if we wanted to find out results of annual law
school tricycle races.
Bob Forsyth, the shortest centre
in the Canada West basketball conference, was named UBC men's
athlete of the year at the annual
men's athletic banquet Thursday.
Forsyth received the Bobby Gaul
trophy awarded to the fourth year
student who shows athletic and
academic excellence.
At 6'5" Forsyth is not short; it's
just that the other centres in the
league are taller.
Forsyth is a fourth year engineering student who has played on the
varsity basketball team for four
years, three of those years as centre.
Each of those years he was UBC's
top scorer.
Forsyth was the captain of the
latest edition of the 'Birds.
He became the top scorer in UBC
history this year when he broke Ron
Thorsen's record of 2051 points.
Forsyth finished the season with
2141 points.
Besides the standard Big Block
awards (close to 80 of them) there
were also two special service awards
given out. These recognition awards
were for service to men's athletics
and they went to universities
minister Pat McGeer and David
Helliwell former B.C. resources investment corporation chair.
Giving this recognition is a smart
move on the athletic department's
part. Both are former top jocks
(McGeer was the Bobby Gaul winner in 1948 and Helliwell won a gold
medal at the 1956 Olympics for
rowing) who the athletic department can now sponge off.
When McGeer was introduced
the audience was told he was being
honored for his efforts in getting
the government to give $1,600
scholarships to varsity athletes. The
real reason is that the athletic
department is trying to get in
McGeer's good books just in case it
should be our unfortunate luck that
McGeer becomes the next president
of the university.
Helliwell was just being rewarded
for the money he has donated to
UBC athletics.
The air was rife with cold hard
cash that night. Another rich person at the head table was the guest
speaker Doug Mitchell, a Calgary
lawyer. Mitchell gave a fairly good
speech but unfortunately parts of it
could not be heard because some of
the teams at the banquet were acting like they played this past year.
There was one double Big Block
winner. Wendell Cornwall won a
block for football and wrestling.
Fencers first in province
The UBC fencing team took top honors at the B.C. fencing championships which were held at UBC on the weekend.
UBC was led by Craig Bolsby, Jane Milton and Ho Qun. Bolsby won the
men's foil and Milton took the women's foil. Qun swept the epee competition.
Other UBC competitors who placed were Patrick Tam who was third in
the sabre and Chris Deskas who finished second in the junior foil.
On April 10-11 UBC will host the University of Victoria and Simon
Fraser University for an interuniversity meet. It will be the first time that
these teams will meet.
Rick Hansen, UBC's world-class wheeler
The most amazing thing about Rick
Hansen is how well-adjusted he seems to
be. This is not in reference to his being in a
wheelchair, but generally. Hansen, a UBC
physical education student, is perhaps the
premier wheelchair athlete in the world. In
recent years, Hansen has been concentrating on the specific challenge of
wheelchair marathons. The result of this
concentration has been numerous championships in competitions around the world
and the current world record for the event.
On March 8 Hansen was the keynote
speaker as exceptional persons week commenced at UBC. He joined a wheelchair
tour around campus after the talk, and then
retired to the SUB cafeteria to talk to The
When asked if there was anything in the
world which upset him, he responded,
"About the only thing in the world I really
dislike is olives." But on closer examination, a number of other concerns become
The immediate goal in Hansen's life, if it
can be called immediate, is preparing for
the 1984 wheelchair Olympics in Champagne, Illinois. He is totally committed to
this goal, to the extent that he is willing to
put off career goals until after these Olympics, even though he will be graduating in
physical education this year.
Aside from the actual training involved in
realizing this goal, Hansen is concerned
about how friends would deal with the time
limitations his training would impose upon
his availability to develop the friendships.
As he talked, a steady parade of people
approached him to chat and say hello, and
if there was any conscious awareness of
Rick's being in a wheelchair, it escaped
notice. Hansen is justifiably popular.
Hansen   discussed   his   relationship   to
Terry Fox. "We were good friends, and did
I ever admire that man. Terry ran for nine
hours each day during his Marathon of
Hope' — for me to do the equivalent would
mean I would have to do three marathons
in one day. There is no doubt in my mind
that under different circumstances Terry
would have made it all the way."
Hansen said being a world class athlete
costs $8,000 a year, with two custom
designed wheelchairs at about $2,000 each
being a large part of his expenses.
He said UBC does not offer scholarships
to wheelchair athletes and the majority of
the funding he receives is from organizations such as the Kinsmen and the Lions.
"One of the advantages of having attained
world-class stature is that sponsors of meets
will invite you to them and pay your expenses, in hope that you will set a record,"
Hansen said.
Hansen said he performed at maximum-
intensity about three times a year. He has
been ill recently and said he would probably
not be in the condition he would like to be
for the upcoming Boston marathon in
Hansen has stated his desire to work with
high school students, but when asked if he
wanted to work with higher calibre university students he said: "I've thought about
that, but I feel it is equally important to
work towards developing the total person.
There's more to life than athletics."
Hansen praised his current trainer, Tim
Frick, an instructor at Selkirk College. He
credits Frick with maintaining a training
program which is best for Rick Hansen. In
addition, Hansen said Frick acted as a
stabilizing influence in times of stress.
"One of the reasons I feel I'm a good competitor is I know how to relieve stress in
myself," Hansen said.
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