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The Ubyssey Mar 23, 1971

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UBC's commerce .department
would  like flo  become ^famous,!
even at th/S Expense of teaching.
A trend^&watd research and;,'
de-emphasizing >^c(# QaaBMrlg ^js;
evident   in   the   ltorjtrrnent"''6n
faculty objectives, released in the
department a month ago.
The Ubyssey has learned the
document, the product of about
one year of investigation and
discussion,  states implicitly that
rce  has  dreams  of glory
the\X department should work
toFWaJrd becoming renowned
artjtbng the best business schools in
Jtorpi America.
''^The only way this could be
Accomplished would be through
placing an emphasis on
publications in scholarly journals,
publications which would be
definition have to be the product
of academic research.
The document also states as a
department aim the establishment
of UBC as the only recognized
business school in B.C., pushing
Simon Fraser University and the
University of Victoria out of the
The document has been
severely criticized for not making
priorities clear. At the same time,
more space is spent in discussions
of research rather than teaching,
implying an emphasis on research.
Commerce students and
faculty    fear    this    leaves    the
Senate student survey
report to be released
Students who entered UBC for the first time
this year have been used as guinea pigs by a UBC
senate ad hoc committee formed to study the
sociological background of UBC students.
The committee, chaired by UBC academic
planner Robert Clark, sent questionnaires to all
persons who applied for admittance to UBC for the
first time in 1970.
The move was taken upon recommendation by
the UBC senate in December, 1969, and the
committee's findings are scheduled to be released at
Wednesday night's senate meeting.
The questionnaire asked applicants to answer
such questions as the level of his parents education,
the number of siblings and their education level,
when the applicant first decided to attend
university, whether he comes from an urban or rural
community, his family's yearly income and where
the applicant's father was born.
Clark said senate called for the report to stop
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Salesslips must be presented to employees a£
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They must be taken to the cashier
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If the bookstore can affprd to do this at the-
end of the year, why can they not just deduct
5% from the cost of the book in the
Faculty and library staff get 10% rebates.   .
any unintentional discrimination against certain
groups of applicants by the university
"We could be favoring certain groups of people
without realizing it," said Clark.
He admitted he thinks the questionnaire is an
invasion of privacy, but added that it was made
clear to all applicants that an answer to the
questionnaire was not mandatory.
The committee survey divides its findings into
four categories: those applicants accepted by UBC;
those who were accepted and attended; those who
were accepted and did not attend and those who
were rejected for admission.
Clark said he could only contact those who
officially applied as he has no contact with those
persons who might think of applying, but don't.
Just under 50 per cent of all applicants
completed the questionnaire.
According to the committee's findings, the
majority of both parents of applicants received their
high school diploma, but did not proceed to
The majority of applicants had two siblings
with one older than himself, who received his high
school diploma, but did not proceed to university.
The majority of those who applied and were
accepted at UBC first considered attending
university in elementary school and decided
definitely to attend in grade 10.
The majority of those rejected first considered
attending university in grade nine, and decided
definitely in grade 11, while those accepted but are
not attending first considered the move in grade
eight, and decided definitely to apply in grade 11.
The majority of all applicants came from urban
families whose yearly incomes are in the $10,000 to
$11,999 bracket.
The majority of all applicants' fathers were
born in North America and are of British origin.
to page 2: see REPORT
New environment group forms
Robin Harger, former president
of the Society for Pollution and
Ecological Control is helping to
create another anti-pollution
The group, the Environmental
Systems Community Association
is encouraging academics or
skilled people to work in a form
■ that can apply pressure to
ecological problems said Harger,
Earlier this year Harger was
refused tenure in the zoology
A statement of ESCA's
purposes   says   it   will   provide
services to the community
including literature surveys on
environmental questions, research
on specific problems and legal,
technical and social advice on
pollution problems.
"It is not a consulting service,"
said Harger.
"I wouldn't expect that private
firms would use the service, the
information gathered would be
become public."
ESCA is organized as producers
co-operative. ESCA members pool
their service and are paid in
proportion to their contribution.
Information on ESCA seminars
and programs may be obtained by
writing Harger at 3928 Quesnel,
Vancouver, B.C.
department open to establishing a
position solely for research, a
position which would only be the
first step toward a department
devoted almost entirely to
research and publications.
Peter Insley, commerce Alma
Mater Society representative, said
the emphasis on growth and
recognition of the faculty implies
an emphasis on research.
Said former commerce
undergraduate society president
Rick Acton: "The packing order
in this faculty comes from
The document is one of three
discussed by faculty members
Feb. 21 and 22. The others
concern the responsibilities of
faculty members and promotions
and tenure.
The Ubyssey learned that
although professors wanted  the
documents circulated among
students, the idea was vetoed by
Dean Phillip White.
The Campus Cavalier,
published by the CUS, implied
recently that White had
threatened to remove students
from faculty meetings if the
contents of the documents were
"What the faculty gives, the
faculty can take away," White is
reported to have said.
At present, Leo Strong, comm
3, sits in on all faculty caucus
meetings as a student
Fears concerning the lack of
direction or priorities in the
document have also been
expressed by a number of
to page 5: see STUDENTS'
— keith dunbar photo
answers some questions from the floor. Per usual, poor Hodge had some
problems in comprehension, and consequently has developed a bald
area near his occipital lobe.
Demands result in cycle path
Wheels have already started to turn in response
to the demonstration held March 16 by student
University endowment lands manager Bob
Murdoch said Monday that his department will be
converting the north sidewalk of University
Boulevard into a cycle path.
"We've been out there looking at it," he said,
"some parts are going to need a lot of work."
Murdoch said that it is a matter of keeping
everything in perspective. He said that in some
places the converted path wouldn't be the full width
that the cyclists had requested.
"We'd have to cut down some of the trees and
then we'd have the Save the Trees Committee down
our neck," he said.
Work on converting the path will start soon.
Murdoch added that the cyclists were well organized
and had a clear idea of the problems.
"They're a very reasonable group to work
with," he said. Page 2
Tuesday, March 23, 1971
Report is not conclusive
from page One
Clark called the report merely
an ^interim description of its
findings, as it made no attempt to
draw any conclusions from the
information it compiled.
"We can only present the
report to senate. It is up to them
to draw their own conclusions,"
he said.
He added that no definite
conclusions can be drawn until
the report's findings are compared
with provincial norms.
"For example, if only four per
cent of all UBC applicants are
from rural families, this is of little
relevance until we know what
percentage of B.C.'s population is
comprised of rural families,"
Clark said.
When asked if he felt the
survey could be of any benefit to
UBC students, Clark replied: "No,
I don't feel it would be of any
benefit to them, but all the
university community should be
interested in the students
The survey is the first of its
kind conducted at UBC.
Clark admitted that the office
of academic planning would
follow up on the survey by
keeping the answered
questionnaires which people have
written their names on.
"In this way, we can
effectively determine just how
many applicants from certain
backgrounds actually complete
their program of studies," he said.
Student senator Art Smolensky
said the purpose of the survey is
to find out what the deterring
factors are which prevent certain
people from entering university,
"not just economic factors, but
social ones as well.
"It is important that we don't
just give money to poor people,
but strive to destroy certain
preconceptions people have of
university before they enter," he
"In a sense, it is merely a
public relations campaign."
Smolensky said results of a
survey conducted last year
showed the majority of lower
income students were inclined to
enroll in professional faculties,
while those from upper or middle
income families enrolled in the
more general faculties of arts or
He challenged the validity of
the survey as the questionnaire
did not ask how many applicants
were from B.C. or elsewhere, and
did    not    ask    why    applicants
wanted to attend university and
attend UBC in particular.
"I don't think senate can do
anything with this report,"
Smolensky said.
"The people on this committee
are the ones the most familiar
with the survey and therefore the
ones who should be drawing
conclusions from it," he said.
Smolensky called the survey "a
balls-up job of compiling
statistics", and added that he feels
a good number of out-of-province
applicants were rejected simply by
the fact they were not from B.C.,
and not as a result of their
previous academic standing.
"Whether Clark is aware of
this, or simply chose to delete
these type of questions from the
survey, I don't know, but I do
know there's something very
wrong somewhere."
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Two weeks will be spent at Reading University, three at Stratford-upon-Avon. The course will be
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for Continuing Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver 8, B.C. Tuesday, March 23, 1971
Page 3
PERSONAL TESTIMONIAL was the order of the day Monday as this white-haired,
former Arts student made the rounds of cafeteria tables warning students of the
dangerous side-effects of SUB food.
Plenty of supporters for
proposed Mayday project
Over   30  groups   attended   an   organizational
meeting for the MAYDAY mass mobilization and
.   people's feast scheduled for May 1.
The MAYDAY project is planned to coincide
with the opening of Stanley Park's new whale pool
by prime minister Pierre Trudeau May 1, and the
• $50-a-plate dinner to be held that night at the Hotel
Vancouver by the Liberal party at which Trudeau
will be the main feature.
The groups who attended the meeting in the
Inner City office included the Unemployed Citizens
Welfare Improvement Council, rank and file
unionists, Inter High School Union, Free
Quebec-Free Canada Committee, Yippies, Viet Nam
Action Committee, Alma Mater Society and various
women's groups, said MAYDAY organizer Bob
Smith Monday.
The groups were divided into four
constituencies: youth and students, women,
unemployed and labor, he said.
According to Smith there are six major issues to
The six issues are unemployment and proverty,
self-determination for the Indochinese, Quebecois,
• and native peoples, women's liberation, legalization
of marijuana, radical ecology and repressive labour
"The MAYDAY project believes that the
prerequisite of a successful mobilization is the
realization by all involved that their common
causes, needs, and situation far outweigh their
differences of opinion on other matters," said
"We have to be united and willing to
understand the various points of view a working
mobilization brings together."
The scenario presently involves a festival in
Stanley Park, at which each constituency will
present its issues to all present.
The festival will precede a parade to the Hotel
Vancouver after which a people's feast will be held
at the same time as the Liberal Party dinner.
All those interested in participating in the
MAYDAY project can contact the Free University
(254-8522) at 1895 Venables for further
Final GSA general
meeting March 30
The annual general meeting of the Graduate
Student Association will be held Tuesday, March 30
at noon in the lower lounge of the Graduate
Student Centre.
Outgoing GSA president David Mole will review
the association's progress during the last year and
president-elect Gina Quijan will outline plans for the
forthcoming year.
She will also introduce fellow members of her
human government slate, who were recently
acclaimed to office.
All grad students are invited.
English 150 Exam
still compulsory
Applied science students must write their English 150 exam this
Last year the exam was cancelled after engineers petitioned the
faculty of English.
Ralph Walton, engineering 1, opposes not only the compulsory
exam but the course itself. Walton told The Ubyssey Monday that the
course is merely a series of exercises in composition, with six required
essays during the year.
"It's not that heavy or difficult a course," said Walton, "But the
assignments take up too much time."
Walton said that Joan Pavelich, who heads the English 150
program, favors dropping the course.
"It wouldn't be so bad if there were more to the course," said
Walton, "But now you just learn how to write business letters. The title
of the text is Reporting Technical Information. "
Walton claims that the department has justified the exam on the
grounds that about 45 students failed to show adequate command of
the English language.
According to Walton, this is due to the number of foreign
students in applied science.
"Forty-five out of 350 isn't that big a percentage. They should
make the course mandatory only for those who get low marks on the
'test' essay at the start of the year," Walton said.
He said that the idea of petitioning year after year to have the
exam cancelled is useless as long as the course remains unaltered.
Apologies to Al Birnie
In an article on Canadian publications Friday, we referred to
former Ubyssey editor Al Birnie as editor of the New Leaf.
Birnie said Monday he has severed all connections with the paper.
Subscriptions needed
for BC magazine
B.C. Studies, a Canadian magazine published by the three major
B.C. universities desparately needs subscriptions.
"We have to run around and scrape up the money for each issue,"
said Walter Young, UBC political science department head and
co-editor of B.C. Studies, Monday.
"A magazine has to have published two years before it is eligible
for a Canada Council grant," said Young.
The two year trial period for B.C. Studies ended after this year's
application deadline for the grant, he said.
The magazine is presently being supported by UBC, Simon Fraser
University and the University of Victoria and various local funds,
especially the Koerner foundation.
"We don't expect them to be less generous this year," said
"It's just that they don't have as much money as they did last
B.C. Studies is a quarterly magazine published by the three
universities and is edited by Young and Margaret Prang of the UBC
history department.
It is an academic journal dealing with B.C. problems in the fields
of the social sciences and the humanities. Material will be accepted
from anywhere but it must concern B.C.
"The subscriptions are being handled by the UBC publications
office," Young said.
"We have had one subscription drive already and we will have
another in the spring."
At present the circulation is approximately 900. Young hopes the
circulation will reach 1100 by mid-summer. Most of the sales are to
libraries and high schools throughout the province, though it is also sold
across the counter in various bookstores.
"It is solid stuff and has been very well received." Young said.
"We are very happy with the number of renewals.
"The money we get for advance subscriptions is in the account
and is tantalizing," he said. "I hope we don't have to use it ahead of
"Our problem is to manage for another year until we can get a
Canada Council grant," he said.
Lemieux here Saturday
Robert Lemieux, of the Quebec Five will be in Vancouver on
Lemieux has a long history of battling the courts in Quebec on
behalf of such political prisoners as Pierre Vallieres and Charles Gagnon.
Paul Rose requested Lemieux as his lawyer but was denied the attorney
of his choice. Lemieux is currently appealing Rose's conviction.
The meeting will take place 7:30 at Vancouver Tech in the
auditorium, 2600 East Broadway. Page 4
Tuesday, March 23, 1971
Published Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the university
year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of B.C.
Editorial opinions are those of the writer and not of the AMS or
the university administration. Member, Canadian University Press.
Founding member. Pacific Student Press. The Ubyssey publishes
Page Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's
editorial offices are located in room 241K of the Student Union
Building. Editor, 228-2301; city editor, 228-2305; news editor,
228-2307; Page Friday, 228-2309; sports, 228-2308; advertising,
MARCH 23, 1971
Our Ottawa correspondent informs us that the
federal government has at last come up with a coherent
program to deal with the needs of a long-ignored
segment of Canada's unemployed.
Through the formation of a new crown
corporation — to be called Band-aid of Canada Limited
— the Liberal government seems at last to have hit on
the solution for the continuing problem of what to do
with the thousands of unemployed, transient
corporation executives who roam the country each
summer in search of food, shelter and a job.
Band-aid Ltd., whose shares have already been split
80 - 20 per cent between Washington and Ottawa
respectively, is seen by Ottawa insiders as the first step
towards rehabilitating this drifting, alienated sector of
Canadian society.
The company is set up to provide 100,000
meaningful management positions for displaced
executives. It is not yet clear exactly what activities the
new corporation will undertake, but recent comments
by Secretary of State Gerard Pelletier indicate the prime
emphasis will be in the field of foreign ownership.
Pelletier hinted that the executives might be
involved in providing sound investment advice for
American businesses wishing to put money into growing
Canadian industries. He also hinted that the corporation
could serve as an "expensive labor bank" for American
firms wishing to hire local management for their
Canadian subsidiaries.
But Band-aid Ltd. is only part of the government's
solution to a problem of great magnitude.
For fitness-minded executives. Health Minister John
Munro is setting up an athletic program wherein golf,
tennis and yachting scholarships will enable thousands
of additional executives to regain a feeling of personal
worth while they teach less fortunate corporate men the
finer points of these national passtimes.
But the government is not walking blindly into the
new programs.
It is well aware, our correspondent tells us, that
not all executives will find work in Band-aid Ltd. or the
sports field. Knowing full well that some hundreds of
these unfortunate citizens will again be forced to take to
the road this summer, the government has proposed a
series of comfortable hostels be set up across the
For the most part, the hostels will be located in
hitherto private golf clubs, but some Hilton hotels have
also voiced an interest in housing some of the transients.
To augment the hostel chain, a series of kiosks is
also proposed, again to be scattered across the country.
Each kiosk will be manned by a catering service and will
be complete with bar facilities. Since it is expected that
most of the executives will be driving fairly large cars,
adjacent parking lots are also planned.
A crowning feather in B.C.'s cap came with the
announcement that the man chosen to mastermind the
summer transient executive program is none other than
UBC chancellor Allan McGavin.
Who says the university doesn't serve its
community? — L.P.
Editor: Nate Smith
News     Maurice Bridge
City     -. Ginny Gait
Jan O'Brien
Wire    John Andersen
Sports Keith Dunbar
Ass't News    Jennifer Jordan
Leslie Plommer
Photo    David Enns
David Bowerman
Page Friday Tim Wilson
Monday was another useless day as
far as staff was concerned, nobody
came in, nobody wrote anything decent
and the whole bloody thing was an
utter drag, which prompted Jim Davies
to go out and feed the parking meters,
much to the pain of the campus cop,
especially when one meter threw up
after Jim fed it David Bowerman, who
was recovered by Dick Betts and Kathy
Carney, who were being watched by
Shane McCune and David Schmidt,
who couldn't see Sharon Boylan, Ken
Lassessen or Sandy Kass or Mike Sasges
or Nathalie Apouchtine and
fortunately none of them could see
Nate who tried his hand at writing but
used a typewriter instead and whoever
thinks this is a lousy masthed is right
and w.ho cares and goodnight anyway.
But Soosl HlSoePRESSioN
CHANGED To/Sttte/5?H7
Editor, The Ubyssey,
The poisonous content of the
article "Chartrand Circus" by
Heide in Page Friday of March 19
was scarcely made more palatable
by the author's disingenuous
profession of political ignorance.
It seemed especially incongruous
in view of your having given a 'Joe
McCarthy Award' to a political
attack on Pete Seeger in the same
edition of the paper. Or are there
styles and fashions in red-baiting?
Bear baiting is frowned upon this
year, but other political blood
sports are in?
I would not trouble to respond
to such anonymous
runour-mongering were it not that
the attack on the Committee to
Defend Political Prisoners in
Quebec could seriously impede
our efforts to assist the
Quebecois who have been
victimized by the War Measures
Act and the Public Order
(Temporary Measures) Act by
providing them with a platform
and by raising funds for their
defense. The attack also reflects
on M. Chartrand and the
Movement pour le Defense des
Prisoniers politiques du Quebec,
who invited us to sponsor the
Vancouver meeting.
The collection at the Chartrand
meeting was $411.58. Of this,
$150 went to the Emergency
Committee to Defend Political
Rights in Quebec as our share of
the tour expenses. $150 went
directly to M. Chartrand for the
MDPPQ. Rental for Kitsilano
School was $104. The remaining
$7.58 could scarcely support a
sinister plot, even if there had
been no additional expenses for
publicity, postage, phone calls,
hotel room, etc.
Fortunately, the generous
support of the AMS and the
Student Council of Vancouver
City College for the
Larue-Langlois meeting left us in a
position to proceed with plans for
a meeting with Robert Lemieux
this Saturday, although we must
depend heavily on the collection
taken at that meeting if we are
not to come out in the red
(pardon  the expression). A full
financial statement is being mailed
to all our supporters this week,
and is available for examination
by an interested persons.
The Committee to Defend
Political Prisoners in Quebec
believes that it is of the utmost
importance both for those who
support the Quebec independence
movement and for those who
oppose it that the situation in
Quebec, and the views of those
most deeply concerned in its
future, be given a full hearing. The
meeting with Robert Lemieux this
Saturday, 7:30, at Vancouver
Technical School, is being
co-sponsored by the Vancouver
Law Union, which shares our
view. We hope that The Ubyssey
and its readers will give this
meeting their full support.
Committee to Defend
Political Prisoners
in Quebec.
the distortions of socialist thought
and practice which can arise when
anyone becomes exempt from
criticism when he is wrong.
Chartrand is weakened by his
seeming inability to relate to
women in another way besides the
sexual/emotional one. If he can
learn to relate to us politically
also, then he strengthens the
potential for revolutionary
movements in Quebec, and in
Canada, by that much.
When the left in general
becomes more open to criticism
of its practice about the woman
question, so will we all benefit
from the new opportunity for
greater unity.
Arts II
Editor, The Ubyssey,
I am writing this letter in
response to Neville Wallbank's
comment on the Michel Chartrand
meeting in the March 19 Ubyssey.
The reason we respond to
Michel Chartrand with hisses
when he responds to a woman
asking a question at a public
meeting by saying: "Let's talk of
love", isn't because as women in
the liberation movement we are
against love or sexuality.
It is because that sexual
emotional response is often the
only one which men make to
Chartrand is clearly not
personally responsible for the
patriarchial family ethic which
dominates society, but he is
influenced by it. Our
disappointment in his response
arises because we anticipate that
men in the left, in Quebec and in
Canada, have become more
sensitive to the problem of
women's oppression than
Chartrand seemed to be.
Surely we have learned from
the experience of the last 50 years
Editor, The Ubyssey,
That people are starving in
Gastown while businesses transact
millions of dollars of sales is not
the tragedy. The tragedy is that
we, today, in the midst of all the
sloganeering and all the affluence,
can stand idly by at the sight of a
drunk keeled over in a doorway,
or a rubby eating moldy meat. To
do nothing about it is to condone
Of course there is something
wrong with a society that
condones poverty in the midst of
affluence. The greatest poverty,
however, is our own — poverty of
spirit. It is despicable that one of
the drawing powers of Gastown is
the sight of the derelicts polluting
its streets.
Gastown is a microcosm of
society: an individual craftsman
capable of artistry in his field, and
able to express himself through
that craft is engulfed by a faceless
business, whose mass production
of shoddy goods destroys any
self-expression of the creator,
forcing him out into the streets to
join those who have also been
stripped of self-identity. However,
we must not pity the derelicts. It
is those who produced them who
are deserving of pity.
Arts 4 Tuesday, March 23, 1971
Page 5
Editor, The Ubyssey,
The AMS Committee to
Investigate Canadian Publishing is
•■ grateful for the fair and consistent
coverage it has been given by the
Ubyssey, however the editorial of
March 16 provokes a defensive
We have not been "played for
suckers in a gigantic publicity
stunt." When we became
interested in the problem of
publishing books in Canada,
McClelland and Stewart seemed to
be the place to begin our
investigation. Our aim is to see
whether students can do anything
about the lack of Canadian
textbooks in both our universities
' and public schools, the lack of
publicity given to new books
written by Canadians and to
generate interest in Canadian
If purchasing all or part of
McClelland & Stewart proves to
be an impractical idea obviously
we are not going to pursue it.
At this time we have two goals.
One is fact-finding; the other is to
test public support by obtaining
signatures on a petition. If there
are any students, faculty members
or administrators who favor the
idea and who have not signed the
petition, blank sheets are available
at the information desks in SUB
and the library.
If anyone has any comments or
constructive criticism it would be
appreciated if they were left in
writing c/o Art Smolensky,
chemistry department.
It is too late in the year and
too early in our investigation to
hold a referendum on the
McClelland & Stewart
proposition. We expect to have a
much clearer idea of what
students can do with regard to
this problem by the end of the
summer and we will submit a
report then.
In answer to your question —
but will it help? We won't know
the answer to that until we've
tried, will we?
Editor, The Ubyssey,
As president-elect of the Arts
Undergraduate Society, I support
the guaranteed income proposal
coming before the students at the
general meeting on Thursday.
The principle of the proposal is
unimpeachable. Under the
proposal undergraduate societies
will be guaranteed an annual
income from the $9 AMS fee.
This is clearly a move in the
direction of decentralization of
government, with more
responsibility being undertaken at
the local level — the level at which
more students have the possibility
of participating and deciding how
they want their money spent.
For these reasons, I urge you
to come to the general meeting
Thursday and vote for the
guaranteed income proposal.
President-elect, AUS.
Students' role not defined
from page One
Professors are proposing
amendments to the document to
try to provide some direction and
place a greater emphasis on
Amendments aim to provide a
high quality learning experience
through teaching excellence; to
provide students with the ability
to cope with complex situations
and systems; to prepare and
educate students and develop
their creative abilities; to educate
students to become responsible
principals and agents of social and
economic change.
Students and faculty are also
concerned about the document on
promotions and tenure, which
virtually eliminates student
participation in such areas.
While the document on faculty
objectives states there should be
student participation in the
faculty, it does not say to what
extent or on what level.
The promotions and tenure
proposals state that detailed
student evaluations will be used in
promotion and tenure decisions
only if the professor concerned
does not object.
Mother's role
to be discussed
Mothers and Children is the
theme of a meeting in SUB
207-209 Thursday at noon.
Included in the program are a talk
on the woman's role in
child-rearing and alternative
lifestyles (e.g. communes) and a
film on children's puppetry in
Vietnam. The film, entitled "Art
and Youth" features puppets
made by Vietnamese children out
of scraps from downed American
Commerce    students    and Strong said he feared students
faculty    will    stage   a   teach-in might hurt their own cause by
Wednesday to discuss the various passing up the teach-in because
proposals. exams are approaching.
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directed by Win Chamberlain, starring Taylor Mead,
Sally Kirkland, Frank Cavi-
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Abbie Hoffman, Candy
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a CinemaWest presentation:
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"A filthy, good humored,
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Tuesday, March 23, 1971
Unemployment puts 1
The following is an anlysis of the present unemployment situation by
Dick Betts, a member of The Action Committee for Unemployed Youth.
The difficulties in attempting to analyse the problem of student
unemployment or unemployment figures are enormous.
There are few reliable sources from which to glean figures on
unemployment. Comparative studies, studies which show the precise
percentage of unemployed as contrasted against the entire population are
virtually impossible to find.
Government agencies are unwilling to publish concise, clear and
truthful figures on unemployment. The system does not like to talk about its
Further, the cause of unemployment is also obscured. An integrated
analysis must be constructed.
"uch an analysis must be systematic, it must examine the social system
in which we live and not dwell on fabricated or symptomatic excuses for the
crisis of unemployment which currently exists in B.C. and the rest of Canada.
Two common excuses made for unemployment are the baby boom of
the years immediately following the Second World War and the lack of will to
work amongst the unemployed.
The latter can be defeated on the basis that close to eight per cent of
the working class in B.C., people who are clearly willing to work, cannot find
This argument is used primarily against youth. However, a United
Community Services report shows 11,500 people under the age of 25
currently registered at Canada Manpower offices have indicated willingness to
work. So much for that argument.
The other excuse is the "Baby Boom". There are too many people says
Manpower in its introduction to the Summer Employment Survey of
Post-Secondary Students in Canada, 1969.
lowever, in the same report it states that provinces with the highest
population also placed the greatest number of students.
Ontario placed, in some capacity or other, 97 per cent of its students
who sought work. B.C. placed 96 per cent. All those babies, all those "jobs".
Manpower gets much closer to the truth when, buried on page 7 of its
report, it says "... generally more students found jobs in provinces with
relatively low overall (all age groups) unemployed rates during the summer".
This is not to say B.C. has a low unemployment rate. Its extractive
economy is built to keep masses of people unemployed. What this does mean
is a planned surplus of unemployed.
This surplus keeps regular wages down and provides scab labour as
workers react to poor working conditions and anti-labor legislation in B.C. by
strike actions.
■iven the figures on those who found jobs are misleading. According to
Manpower you have found summer employment if you have worked even for
a day. There are numerous instances of men and women students who were
taken off Manpower unemployed lists when they cut lawns or worked as
extra office help for a few days during the summer.
The wage charts put out by Manpower tell an interesting story when a
little interpretation is added.
The average salary for a male student in B.C. during 1968 and 1969 was
$1,250. The average for a female student was $670, a little over half. Out of
this total the amounts saved were $750 and $420 respectively. The latter
figure does not even meet tuition costs at UBC for a first year student.
Wages for technical school students can go as high as $3,500 for a single
summer. Scab jobs which were plentiful in B.C. over the last two summers
also paid handsomely. Even so, many students earned as little as $50 for a
summer's "work".
^UJonsider also the costs of putting oneself through a year of university.
If a person lives at home with his or her parents, he or she is still faced with
expenses which easily add up to $600 or $700 with tuition and books. If a
person lives away from home, his or her expenses for a year are at least
These considerations are part of an understanding of what
unemployment is all about. The real figures of unemployment in B.C. serve to
round out the picture.
About these lelli
Ubyssey editor Nate Smith was one of the many
student editors sent to Winnipeg Thursday by Gerard
Pelletier, secretary of state, to hear the government's
plan for summer employment. The following is his
overview of the meeting.
The comfortable conference suite in Winnipeg's
Fort Garry Hotel was a strange place to be discussing
student unemployment.
The Fort Garry is one of those lavish, turreted
railway hotels that always seem to have been the
third building constructed in every Canadian city (the
first having been the railway station, the second the
Hudson's Bay Company store).
Amid the crystal chandeliers and plush carpeting,
secretary of state Gerard Pelletier was explaining the
details of the federal government's summer program
for students and transient youth Thursday night.
In one way it was appropriate, because, like the
Fort Garry's pretentious trappings, the government
program is an elaborate attention-getter that will be
of little practical good to anyone.
Faced with the prospect of another "long, hot
summer", the government is spending $57.8 million
to buy-off people for whom the economy can provide
no meaningful employment.
Pelletier's pride and joy is "Opportunities for
Youth", under which his department intends to dish
out money to gropus that will employ students on
"meaningful community projects."
In the patronizing words that few people other
than Liberal cabinet ministers are capable of, Pelletier
said: "The scope of the program will be limited only
by the imagination of the young people themselves."
His words were somewhat less glowing when it
came down to specifics.
After repeated qu
replies that "each group
on its merit", Pelletier
project his departmer
government will pay ;
students to spend the su
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the program must subm
itemized budget and a
students it will employ,
"evaluate" the project a
What   the   whole   t
meaningless make-work
depression tactic of payin
them up again.
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projects of "lasting con
community had better re<
because that's when the rr
How many meaningfi
be completed in the sh
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But even "Opportuni
everyone occupied — larg
youth will still be forced
something to do.
So, the kindly feder
services for transients. Tuesday, March 23, 1971
Constitution Revisions
What they mean ....
In the summer of 1969 an opinion survey was
undertaken by the Alma Mater Society in order to
define or redefine the purpose and direction of the
Alma Mater Society. In analysis, a number of
problems were identified, which affect the AMS'
ability to achieve results. These include:
1. A  bureaucratic  structure  which  does  not
appear to be useful in creating action.
2. A lack of rapport with the student body.
The existing organization is such as to justify the
students complaints of an ill-defined reporting
relationship, a lack of definition of responsibility and
general overall ineffectiveness. Along similar lines, the
administrative organization is not set up to
implement policies.
The Constitution Revisions are presented as part
of the solution to these problems. (The total solution
involves people, ideas, projects as well as structural
1. The Executive
The Executive is established as a legal entity with
certain functions which coincide with the priorities of
interest of students at UBC
President -to co-ordinate efforts of the whole council
Four Vice-Presidents — responsible for
Academics Services
Community Affairs  Finances
— each heading a commission to look after the above
areas of interest
Ombudsman — position to remain unchanged, at
this time.
members of the Executive
The new Executive are named as
Directors. Their functions are defined,
flexibility to the changing trends.
2. The Students' Council
Council will retain its ultimate authority over
activities  of the society. Rather than simply meet
members     —     Secretary     and
Officer   — non-elected,   non-voting
but   with
once a week and disappear, council members will be
required  to participate in one of the commissions
(each headed by a vice-president). The result will be
more informed and more rapid decision-making.
That the composition of council remain as it
presently is, ie, the duly elected representatives
from all degree granting faculties, colleges, and
3.     Eligibility
It is proposed that there be no eligibility or
residency requirements for councillors.
1. Meetings
Two general meetings a year are proposed so that
programs can be presented for evaluation by students.
2. Elections
To co-ordinate with the changes to the Executive
the election clause is to be amended.
3. Renumbering, Deletions
To put the constitution into organized fashion a
number of minor changes (bureaucratic details) are
1. Will give each  Undergrad Society and Student Association a guaranteed
Annual Income based on the number of students in each society.
2. Will take Undergrad Society financing out of the hands of Council such that
Council does not decide each year how much money goes to certain societies.
3. Will give each Undergrad Society and Student Association full control of their
(motion from the floor)
1. Changes representation on Council to one person from each Undergrad Society
and Student Association.
2. Allows for any councillor to call for a weighted vote on a motion before
—If Council votes to have a weighted vote., the number of votes allowed each
councillor will be proportional to the number of votes cast in that councillor's
ie.:-500 votes or less - 1 vote • 500-999 votes-2 votes  • 1000 or more - 3 votes.
Tuesday, March 23, 1971
General Meeting
A.   Minor Changes
1.    AMEND   By-Law  2  (Meetings)  to read as
The Society shall hold at least two General
Meetings each year, to be known as the Fall and the
Annual General Meetings, which shall be held during
October and March at dates which the Students'
Council shall set.
(1) One week's clear notice of each General
Meeting specifying the date, place and hour
of the meeting shall be given by posting ten
(10) notices of such throughout the campus;
and one week's notice shall also be given in
The Ubyssey, such notices to be signed by
the Secretary.
(2) At the Fall General Meeting the
Vice-President, Finance, shall present for
discussion the proposed budget for the
forthcoming year; at the Annual General
Meeting the Vice-President, Finance, shall
make a financial report as of the 28th of
February of the calendar year in which the
meeting is held; the Auditors shall be
appointed at the Annual General Meeting.
(3) At the Annual General Meeting the outgoing
President and Vice-Presidents shall briefly
report on the results of their programmes
and the incoming President and
Vice-Presidents shall present brief reports on
their proposed programmes for the following
year. At the Fall General Meeting progress
reports shall be given by the President and
the Vice-Presidents.
(4) The Annual General Meeting held in March
shall be deemed to be the meeting
contemplated by the Societies Act.
(5) The President shall call a Special General
(a) Upon resolution of either the Executive
or the Students' Council.
(b) Upon written request duly signed by
500 active members of the Society.
(6) Active members only shall be entitled to
vote at a meeting of the Society and each
active member in good standing shall be
entitled to vote. Honorary members may
take part in discussion, but shall not be
entitled to vote. Voting by proxy at any
meeting of the Society shall not be allowed.
(7) Ten percent (10%) of the active members of
the current session shall constitute a quorum
at any meeting of the Society.
(8) Not less than three (3) days' notice of a
special general meeting specifying the place,
the day, and the hour of the meeting and the
general nature of the business to be
transacted at the meeting shall be given by
publishing same in The Ubyssey; provided
always that the Students' Council may by
resolution provide, from time to time, such
other manner of giving notice as it may
deem good and sufficient; such notices shall
be signed by the Secretary.
(9) Extraordinary resolution means a resolution
passed by a two-thirds majority of such
members entitled to vote as are present in
person at a general meeting.
(10) The meetings of the Society shall be
conducted according to the procedure set
down in Robert's Rules of Order, latest
2. RENAME old By-Law 7 as Elections,
RENUMBER as By-Law 6 and AMEND to read
as follows:—
(1)  The election of the Executive shall be conducted as follows: —
(a) The order of elections shall be
announced by the Elections Committee
not later than January 15 th. , ,
(b) The first- election shall be held on the
first or second Wednesday in February,
and all elections under this By-Law shall
be completed not later than the third
Wednesday in February. Provided that if
the University is not in session on the
day elections should be held, the
particular election shall be held on the
next day on which the University is in
(c) Nominations for all positions shall be
received by the Secretary of the Society
from 9:00 a.m. on the Wednesday two
weeks preceding the election day until
12:00 noon on the Thursday directly
preceding election day. The election
dates and nomination closing dates for
all offices shall be published in at least
two editions of the student newspaper
a) Treasurer —app't. of Auditors
b) President
a) Executive
b) Council
c) Eligibility
d) Miscellaneous
e) Undergrad Society Financing
f) Voting on Council
preceding the nomination period.
(d) Nominations shall be signed by not less
than twenty-five active members in
good standing of the Society. All
nominations shall be delivered to the
Secretary of the Society within the time
aforesaid, and shall forthwith be posted
by that officer on the Students' Council
bulletin board.
(e) No student shall sign the nomination
papers for more than one candidate for
each office.
(f) Active members only shall have the
privilege of voting at these elections.
(g) Voting shall be by secret ballot and the
method shall be as follows:—
If there are two candidates the voter
shall indicate his choice upon the ballot
opposite the number of the candidate
for  whom he  wishes  to  vote.  If the
number   of   candidates nominated for
any office exceed one, then the names
of all candidates shall be placed on the
ballot paper in alphabetical order. Each
voter shall write the number '1' upon
the ballot  opposite the  name of the
candidate for whom he desires to vote,
and    the    number    '2'    opposite    the
candidate   of   his   second   choice  and
progressively   until   all   the   candidates
whose   names  appear  on  the  list are
allotted   choices.   Notwithstanding  the
preceding no ballot   shall   be   deemed
spoiled   where   the   voter  has  clearly
indicated   at   least   one   choice.   Each
candidate   shall   be   credited  with  the
number of first choices marked opposite
his name. The candidate who receives
more   than   50   percent   of  the   total
number of first choices shall be declared
elected.  If no candidate receives more
than 50 percent of the total number of
first choices then the candidate with the
least  number of first  choices shall be
struck   off   the   list   and   the   second
choices marked on his ballots shall be
credited  to  the  candidates  for whom
they are cast. The candidates with the
(1)  Polling booths shall be open frorn
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on election
day with the exception of those at
the residences which shall be open
from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. only,
on the day preceding election day.
All elections shall be in charge of
the Elections Committee,  and the
elections   shall   be   conducted   to
comply with the aforesaid sections
and such further regulations as the
said   committee   shall  make  from
time  to  time, and which are not
inconsistent  with  the By-Laws of
the Society.
(2)  No student shall hold more than one voting
office on the Students' Council during any
one session.
The     newly     elected     President     and
Vice-President, Finance, shall be required to
attend all regular meetings of the outgoing
Students' Council and shall be entitled to
participate  in  their  deliberation, but shall
not   be   entitled   to   vote.   The   remaining
officers   following   their  election   shall   be
required to familiarize themselves with their
new offices with the guidance and advice of
the current office-holders, and to attend at
least half of the regular meetings of the
outgoing   Students'   Council,   and   shall be
entitled to participate in their deliberations,
but shall not be entitled to vote. The two
Council meetings previous to  the  Annual
General Meeting shall be of a joint nature to
include the incoming Council
If composition of Students' Council does not
change  a motion  must  be passed deleting
"and the Students' Council" from By-Law 6
RENUMBER By-Law 5 as By-Law 9 (Code).
DELETE old By-Law 6 (Executive).
DELETE old By-Law 8 (Election of Councillors
Other than Executive).
RENUMBER   old   By-law
(Borrowing Powers).
RENUMBER   old   By-Law
RENUMBER   old   By-Law
(Funds), and amend as follows: —
(1) to (4) AS IN CURRENT BY-LAW 11
(5) The Vice-President, Finance, shall deposit a
sum calculated on fifty cents (50c) per each
active member of the Society in a fund
known as the Student Union Building
Management Fund, such fund to be a first
charge on the revenue of the Society and to
be applied in the discretion of the Finance
Commission, subject to the approval of the
Executive, for defraying the depreciation of
and for the renewal of the Student Union
Building furnishings and equipment and the
purchase and replacement of equipment in
such other student areas as the Finance
Commission, subject to the approval of the
Executive, shall deem appropriate. It is
understood that requests for funds from the
Student Union Building Management Fund
shall come from, amongst others, the
Services Commission, the Student Union
Building Manager and the Undergraduate
Societies and Students' Associations.
(6) AS BY-LAW 11 (6) changing Treasurer to
Vice-President, Finance.
(8) RE-NUMBER AS (7).
9 as   By-Law   10
10 as  By-Law   11
11 as  By-Law   12
least number of votes shall continue to
be   struck  off the list and  the votes   NEW (8) The budget of the Alma Mater Society shall
credited to their names shall then be
distributed among the remaining
candidates on the list in the manner
aforesaid until:
(1) A candidate receives more than 50
percent of the votes cast or
(2) Until two candidates remain on the
list in which case the one with the
largest number of votes shall be
declared elected.
Where a candidate whose name
has been struck off the list
aforesaid is the next choice on the
ballot, then such ballot shall be
counted in favor of the candidate
next subsequent in choice to the
candidate whose name has been
struck off.
Where by reason of choices of
voters and, by distribution of votes
as aforesaid a tie results between
two or more candidates then the
Elections Committee shall
determine in such manner as it
deems fit which of, and in what
order, such candidates shall be
struck off the list,
(h) After the ballots have been
counted, the Returning Officer
shall place them in a package,
which package shall be sealed in the
presence of the scrutineers and
preserved by the Returning Officer
until after the Annual General
Meeting of the Society.
be    accepted    in    accordance    with    the
following procedure:—
(a) The general priorities of budget
allocation shall be set up by the
Executive and reviewed by Students'
Council pursuant to By-Law 5 (5) (c)
(b) The Vice-President, Finance shall
prepare a draft budget of the Society
from the estimates of the proposed
expenditures by the Commissions, the
Undergraduate Societies, the University
Clubs Committee, the Athletic
Associations, the Publications
Administration, other Alma Mater
Society subsidiary organizations, and
expenditures for any other purpose
authorized by the Executive or
Students' Council.
(c) The Vice-President, Finance shall first
present the draft budget to the
Executive for discussion before
proceeding further.
(d) Upon the budget receiving tentative
approval from the Executive, the
Vice-President, Finance, shall publish
the proposed budget in the Ubyssey,
together with comparative figures from
the budget of the preceding year, such
figures to be taken from the budget as
reported to and by the Society's
auditors. This publication of the
proposed budget shall take place on or
before October 1st.
(e) The   budget   must   be   presented   for
the Treast
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RENT  BY-LAW   11   (10),
surer    to    Vice-President,
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stition signed by either:
ten percent of the active
the Society in the current
the total number of votes
anber's election, whichever
Vice-President, Finance, in
?Honoraria) as follows: —
to Vice-President, Finance.
3) and change Co-ordinator
ce^President, Services.
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shall be the Managing
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sident, Community Affairs.
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iident, Services.
members of the Executive
it or his designate shall
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) the office of President of
resident shall appoint
of the Executive or
' v Council to act as
atives of the Alma Mater
>n such committees as may
e to time be created,
sident shall appoint, after
ion with the Executive, a
oi the Society to act as
' of the Society,
resident shall appoint,
to the approval of the
e, a General Manager of
iciety, one pf whose
>itites shall be the hiring
srvision of all other staff
i from time to time by the
Annually, and before June
President shall review with
:ral Manager the function,
•itity and authority of all
employees of the Society,
ident shall co-ordinate and
e Vice-Presidents in the
i of the programme of the
luring his term of office,
sident, Academics, shall:—
Chairman of the Academic
ion which shall consist of
-President, Academics,
imbers   of   the   Students'
ippointed by the President,
ltation with the Executive.
(c) Three members-at-large appointed
by the Vice-President, Academics,
in consultation with the two
Students' Council members and the
(d) One representative of the Finance
Commission appointed by the
Finance Commission subject to the
approval of the Vice-President,
(e) Such non-voting members as the
Chairman feels desirable.
(ii) Communicate to the Academic
Commission the goals, priorities and
policies of the Society as determined by
the Executive.
(iii) Communicate to the Executive and the
Students' Council the views of the
Commission concerning programme and
budget in the general area of Academics.
(iv) Undertake such other duties as are
assigned by the President or Executive.
(c) The Vice-President, Community Affairs
(i) Act as Chairman of the Community
Affairs Commission which shall
consist of the following:—
(a) The Vice-President,
Community Affairs.
(b) Two members of the Students'
Council appointed by the
President, in consultation with
the Executive;
(c) Three members-at-large
appointed by the
Vice-President, Community
Affairs, in consultation with
the two Students' Council
members and the Executive.
(d) One representative of the
Finance Commission appointed
by the Finance Commission
subject to the approval of the
Vice-President, Community
(e) Such non-voting members as
the Chairman feels desirable.
(ii) Communicate to the Community
Affairs Commission the goals,
priorities and policies of the
Society as determined by the
(iii) Communicate to the Executive and
the Students' Council the views of
the Commission concerning
programme and budget in the
general area of Community Affairs.
(iv) Undertake such other duties as are
designed by the President or
(3)  (d)  The Vice-President, Finance, shall:
(i) Act as Chairman of the Finance
Commission which shall consist of
the following:—
(a) The Vice-President Finance;
(b) Two members of the Students'
Council appointed by the
President in consultation with
the Executive.
(c) Four members-at-large
appointed by the
Vice-President, Finance, in
consultation with the two
Students' Council members of
the Commission;
(d) The Treasurer of the
University   Clubs   Committee;
(e) Such non-voting members as
the Commission may feel
(ii) Communicate to the Finance
Commission the goals,
priorities and policies of the
Society as determined by the
(iii) Communicate to the
Executive and Students'
Council the views of
Commission concerning
programmes and budget.
(iv) Prepare the budget of the
Society from the estimates of
the proposed expenditures by
the Commission- Chairmen,
the Undergraduate Societies,
the University Clubs
Committee and the Manager
of Publications.
(v) Prepare the budget of the
Society for administration,
other Alma Mater Society
subsidiary organizations, and
estimate and advise on
expenditures for any other
purpose authorized by the
Executive or Students*
(vi) Authorize the Bursar of the
University of British
Columbia that any portion of
Alma Mater Society Fees
receivable by the Bursar from
time to time and designated
by resolution of the Society
for any specific fund, be paid
directly by the Bursar into
such fund and not to the
(vii) Provide for an overall
operating margin of at least
five percent (5%).
(viii) Immediately    upon    receipt,
deposit     all    funds    with
chartered  banks  selected by
the Students' Council,
(ix)    Disburse no funds except in
payment    of    expenses    or
investments    authorized    by
Students' Council,
(x)     Keep careful account of, and
be responsible for, all monies
received   and   disbursed   by
him,   and   shall file all bills,
receipts and vouchers,
(xi)    Be responsible for approving
vouchers,  requisitions,  petty
cash payments and purchase
(xii)   Approve     control    reports
submitted by any subsidiary
organization  of the  Society
wishing  to hold  a  function
requiring any funds from the
(xiii) Obtain a financial report for
each activity and function of
the   Society   or   any   of  its
(xiv) Before     authorizing     any
allowance     for    travelling
expenses, insist on receiving a
statement     of     proposed
expenses,    and    within   one
week after the return of the
person  or persons to whom
allowances were made, shall
obtain a detailed account of
actual expenditures, and shall
make     any     necessary
(xv)   Purchase  a fidelity bond to
cover the society for the sum
of $10,000.00.
(xvi) Remain   in  office   until  the
31st of May,  at which time
the incoming Vice-President,
Finance, shall assume office.
The outgoing Vice-President,
Finance, shall be responsible
for the closing of the fiscal
books  of  the   Society.  The
incoming     Vice-President,
Finance, shall have the vote
at   the   joint   meetings   and
every meeting subsequent to
the Annual General Meeting,
(xvii) Render prior to February 1st
a  Statement of Income and
Expenditure     and     charges
against   the   margin  for  the
period     June     1st    through
December  31st  of  the  year
preceding plus an estimate of
the charges that appear likely
to be made against the margin
prior   to   the   end   of   the
current     fiscal    year.    The
Vice-President, Finance, shall
render   a   similar   group   of
statements    within    three
weeks of a written request for
such     from    the    Students'
(xviii)Present     to    the    Students'
Council       any
recommendations   from   the
Auditors and shall report to
Students' Council by the end
of the year what the results
were of any action,
(xix) Be required to present to the
Finance     Commission     all
contracts   of a sum involving
$ 100.00 or more for approval
prior   to   signature   by   the
signing officers,
(xx)   Be    the   Chairman   of   the
Accident     Benefit     Fund
Committee  or  shall  appoint
his     designate    from     the
Finance Commission to chair
the Committee,
(xxi) In    consultation    with    the
incoming     Vice-President
Finance,     and     General
Manager,  present within the
first two weeks of March of
each year a report explaining
the     current     policies     and
practices with respect to:—
(a) Budgeting    procedures;
(b) Operational funds:
(c) Reserves: and
(d) Short term investments.
(e) The Vice-President, Services,
(i) Act as Chairman of the
Services Commission which
shall consist of the
(a) The Vice-President,
(b) Two members of the
Students' Council
appointed by the
President in
consultation with the
(c) Three members-at-large
appointed by the
Services, in
consultation with the
two Students' Council
members of the
(d) One representative of
the Finance
Commission appointed
by the Fi nance
Commission subject to
the approval of the
(e) Such non-voting
members as the
Commission shall feel
(ii) Communicate to the Services
Commission the goals,
priorities and policies of the
Society as determined by the
(iii) Communicate to the
Executive and Students'
Council the views of the
Commission concerning
programme and budgeting in
the area of Services.
(iv) Recommend, through a
sub-committee on Student
Union Building Policy, to the
Executive by August 1st any
proposed changes in the
Student Union Building
Policy for the forthcoming
year and shall also undertake
to review Student Union
Building policies on a regular
basis. This sub-committee
shall be composed of:—
(a) The Vice-President,
(b) The Vice-President,
(c) Three members of the
Services Commission
appointed by the
S ervices     Commission.
(d) The Building Manager,
ex-officio and
no n-voting.
(v) Appoint a member of the
Socijety as Cultural
Programme Co-ordinator who
shall co-ordinate the activities
of the culturally oriented
groups on campus and assist
in developing a
comprehensive cultural
programme of activities
encompassing the whole
university community.
(vi) Undertake such additional
duties as may be assigned by
the President or Executive.
(4)     The Executive shall:—
(a) Act as the Managing Directors of the
(b) Be     the     only     recognized     medium
between the Society and:—
(i)      The University authorities,
(ii)     The general public.
(c)     Have  full control   of all activities
under the Society subject to
the     provisions    in     the
Constitution    and    By-Laws
and     any    rule     made    or
resolution   passed   by   it   in
connection   with   any   such
activity shall be considered as
final    and    binding,    unless
rescinded    or    repealed   by
resolution  of  the   Students'
Council or by resolution of the
Society passed by referendum or
at a General Meeting.
(d)   Meet  regularly each week during
winter    session    and    shall   hold THE      UBYSSEY
Tuesday, March 23, 1971
special    meetings    as    may    be
(e) Have power to engage and pay
such assistants as it may require or
deem necessary for the efficient
carrying out of the work of the
(f) Have power to designate at any
time which minute or minutes of
any Commission or subsidiary
organization shall be reviewed by
the Executive, and shall have
power to review or rescind or
amend such minutes.
(g) Assume office at the Annual
General Meeting.
(h) Have power to appoint committees
to assist, regulate, organize or
control student activities or for
any other purpose.
(i) Be responsible for establishing and
clearly setting out the goals and
priorities of the Society during its
term of office by no later than the
15th day of August..
0) Appoint a person to be responsible
for communicating those goals and
priorities as well as the ongoing
activities of the Society to the
University community and general
public. That person shall be called
the Communications Officer.
(k) Decide    which   member   of   the
Executive    shall    replace    the
President in his absence, or in case
of his incapacity, such choice to be
made at the first meeting of the
incoming    Executive    after    the
Annual    General    Meeting    and
published in an official notice in
the    edition    of    the    Ubyssey
following such meeting.
(5)   The signing officers of the Society shall be
any two of the Executive provided that no
one   person   may   sign   in   two   different
2.      ADD new By-Law 5 (Students' Council)
as follows:—
(1) The Directors of the Society shall be the
Students' Council.
(2) Honorary members of the Students'
Council may be appointed from time to
time by the Students' Council.
(3) The Students' Council shall be composed
(a) The Executive.
(b) The A.M.S. representatives of
degree granting Faculties, Colleges
and Schools duly elected in
accordance with the constitution of
their undergraduate societies and
elected not later than two weeks
after the last Executive election.
(c) The Ombudsman, elected in the
same manner as the Executive of
the Students' Council (ex-officio).
(d) The Editor-in-Chief of the Ubyssey
Editorial Board who shall be
appointed by a vote of the
incoming Students' Council before
the end of the spring term on the
recommendation of the Editorial
Board (ex-officio).
(e) The Secretary (ex-officio).
(f) The Communications Officer
(4) Duties of members of the Students'
(a) Each A.M.S. representative shall be
responsible for relating the
activities of the Students' Council
to the various parts of his
constituency and relating the views
and activities of his constituency
back to the Students' Council,
(b) Each Councillor shall sit on at least
one Commission, whether as a
voting or a non-voting member.
The member of the Executive
appointing a Councillor to a
Commission shall designate at the
time of the appointment whether
the Councillor will vote in the
(c) One Councillor, appointed by
resolution of Students' Council,
shall be responsible for organizing
the selection of personnel for any
committees of the Alma Mater
Society unless such selection is
otherwise specified in the By-Laws
or Code. He shall also see that
Students' Council is kept informed
of the activities of the committees
and that any pertinent policy of the
Students' Council is relayed to the
appropriate committee.
(d) One Councillor, appointed by
resolution of Students' Council,
shall act as Chairman of the
Constitution Revisions Committee.
That committee shall review not
only these By-Laws but also upon
request shall review the By-Laws
of any subsidiary organization and
bring these By-Laws to Students'
Council for ratification.
(e) The Ombudsman shall:
(i) Be responsible for
investigating any complaint
of any member in good
standing of the Alma Mater
Society vis-a-vis the Alma
Mater Society, its subsidiary
organizations, the University
Administration or any of its
ancillary services.
(ii) Be responsible for the
alleviation of any complaint
where possible.
(iii) Recommend any course of
action to any other Executive
member, the Students'
Council of the Alma Mater
Society, or any of its
subsidiary organizations
where such action is
(iv) Be allowed to attend all
meetings of the Alma Mater
Society Executive and any of
its subsidiary organizations or
(v) Be allowed to send a
representative to all meetings
of the Alma Mater Society
Executive and any of its
subsidiary organizations or
committees as long as he (the
Ombudsman) informs the
chairman of the meeting by
letter beforehand.
(f) The Editor-in-Chief of the Ubyssey
shall be responsible to the Students'
Council for the activities of the
Editorial Board.
(g) The Secretary shall take the
minutes of all meetings of the
Students' Council, Executive and of
the Society.
In addition the Secretary shall:—
(i) Be responsible for copies of
all letters written and
received by the Society or by
the Secretary which relate to
the affairs of the Society;
(ii) Be responsible for the minute
books and secretarial records
of the Society, and may read
the annual reports of the
subsidiary organizations at
the Annual Meeting of the
(iii) Sit as Students' Council
liaison on the Women's
Athletic Committee.
(iv) Be responsible for keeping
the Society Constitution and
By-Laws in good standing
with the Registrar of
(v) In addition to the above
duties, have such further
duties as may from time to
time be prescribed by the
(5)    The Students' Council shall:—
(a) Act as the Board of Directors of the
(b) Assume office at the Annual
General Meeting.
(c) Meet at least twice a month to:-
(i)      Review the activities of the
(ii) Review the activities and
decisions of the Executive,
which shall stand unless
rescinded, repealed or
amended by resolution of the
Students' Council.
(iii) Make such committee
appointments as are
established as the
responsibility of Students'
Council in the Alma Mater
Society Code or these
(6) At any official meeting of the Students'
Council each Students' Councillor shall
have one vote except as hereinafter provided with the exception of the ex-officio
members who shall be non-voting.
(7) Each of the Undergraduate Societies and
Students' Associations outlined in
By-Law 4 (3) G) shall have an additional
representative for each 1,000 students
enrolled in that Society, or Association,
in excess of an assumed basic membership
of 1,000 students. The Students' Council
shall request the Registrar of the
University of British Columbia to report
the enrollment in each Undergraduate
Society or Students' Association as at
October 31st.
Elections shall be held not later than the
end of March of the following year to fill
the number of representatives to which
the Registrar's Report entitles each
Undergraduate Society or Students'
Association. If the number of students
enrolled in any Undergraduate Society or
Students' Association should exceed 500
over a multiple of 1,000, that Society or
Students' Association shall be entitled to
elect a representative in addition to the
number resulting from a multiple of
(g)     A special Students'Council Meeting shall
be called by the President on the request
of   any   four   of the  voting  Students'
Council members.
3.    RENUMBER old By-Law 23 as By-Law 7
(Eligibility)    and    AMEND    to    read    as
(1)     A student, to be a candidate for any
elected or appointed office in the Alma
Mater Society must be an active member
of the Alma Mater Society as defined in
By-Law 1 and must also be eligible in one
of the following categories:—
(a)     He must have passed the number of
units required by the Registrar for
the   attainment   of   credit   at   his
immediately previous sessional (and
supplemental)    examinations    and
have attained a 60% average for 15
units or more, 65% for less than 15
(b) If he is not eligible as to his
iirnn ediately previous sessional
examinations he may demonstrate
eligibility by presenting a letter
from the professor of each of his
courses to show that he is passing
the equivalent number of units
required by the Registrar for the
attainment of credit at sessional
examinations and a 65% average.
(2) To remain in office he must pass at the
sessional examinations immediately
following his election or appointment,
the minimal requirements for credit
stipulated by the Registrar for the
Faculty or course in which he is then
(3) (a)     A student entering the University
of British Columbia on transfer
from another institution must be
on clear standing with the Registrar
and have passed his previous
sessional examinations and
obtained a 60% average to be a
candidate for an Alma Mater
Society office,
(b) The status of any student carrying
an irregular course shall be
determined by a separate minute of
the Eligibility Committee on
consultation with the Registrar.
(4) The Eligibility Committee.
(a) The Alma Mater Society Eligibility
Committee shall be composed of a
Students' Councillor as Chairman,
one other Students' Councillor, and
one other Alma Mater Society
member, all of whom shall be
appointed by the Alma Mater
Society President, and the President
of the University Clubs Committee.
(b) The Committee shall hold at least
one meeting per term, the first to
be not later than three weeks after
the commencement of the Fall
term and another; not later than
two weeks after the
commencement of the Spring term.
(c) Powers: The Eligibility Committee
shall have the power, subject to the
approval of Students' Council, to
declare any student ineligible for all
his offices if he fails to comply with
the requirements of By-Law 7(1),
(2) or (3). The Committee shall also
have the power, subject to
ratification by Students' Council,
to exempt any student or students
from eligibility.
(5) Eligibility for President.
(a) The President shall not previously
have held the position of President
of the Society for a full term of
office. For the purposes of this
By-Law, a full term of office is
defined as having begun on or
before October 1st in any year.
ADD By-Law 12 (10) (By-Law 11 (11))
(a) The following Undergraduate Societies and
any other Undergraduate Societies
recognized by resolution of Students'
Council shall be granted immediately upon
receipt of fees from the University the sum
of $200.00 each, together with a sum
calculated at 40c per capita of the enrolment
in the Faculty or School represented by the
Undergraduate Society in the preceding
Agriculture Undergraduate Society
Architecture Undergraduate Society
Arts Undergraduate Society
Commerce Undergraduate Society
Dentistry Undergraduate Society
Education Undergraduate Society
Engineering Undergraduate Society
Forestry Undergraduate Society.
Home    Economics    Undergraduate
Law Students' Association
Library School Students' Association
Nursing Undergraduates Society
Pharmacy Undergraduate Society
Physical    Education    Undergraduate
Recreation Undergraduate Society
Rehabilitation Medicine Undergraduate
Science Undergraduate Society
Social Work Students' Association
The duly elected Alma Mater Society
Students' Council representatives of
future   degree   granting  Faculties,
Colleges and Schools.
These    funds    are   to   be   used   for   the
programme of the Undergraduate Society or
Students' Association from Annual General
Meeting to Annual General Meeting, or to be
retained    for    future    use    of    that
Undergraduate    Society    or    Students'
(b) The Graduate Students' Association and the
Medical Undergraduate Society, and any
other Undergraduate Society recognized by
resolution of Students' Council as a Society
paying a partial Alma Mater Society fee,
shall annually be granted the sum of
$200.00 each, together with a sum
calculated at 40c per capita of students
paying the Alma Mater Society activity fee.
(c) Should the Alma Mater Society increase its
activity fee ("Activity fee" means the Alma
Mater Society fee levied each year, less that
portion of the fee not required for
repayments of Building costs), one tenth of
such increase shall be distributed to the
Undergraduate Societies on a per capita basis
as   contemplated   in  By-Law   12  (10)  (a).
(By-Law 11 (11) (a))
ADD By-Law 12(11) (By-Law 11(12))
The Treasurer shall deposit the funds referred to
in By-Law 12 (10) (By-Law 11 (11)) to the
credit of the Undergraduate Society and shall
automatically approve purchase orders, vouchers,
requisitions, control forms, allowances for travel
expenses, and petty cash payments initiated by
the signing officers of the Societies for other
than capital expense provided that the purchase
orders or other expenditures have not exceeded
the funds available to the Society.
ADD By-Law 12 (12) (By-Law 11 (13))
Should an Undergraduate Society fail to submit
its budget or fail to elect an executive within the
time limited by these By-Laws, the provisions of
By-Law 12 (11) (By-Law 11 (12)) do not apply,
and the Treasurer will continue to exercise and
have the powers, duties and responsibilities
outlined in By-Law 4 (4) (f) with respect to the
funds of such Society or Societies, unless and
until the Undergradate Society is returned to
control of its internal funds by resolution of
Students' Council.
ADD By-Law 12 (13) (By-Law 11 (14))
(a) Only the following parts of By-Law 4 (4) (f)
supercede By-Law 12 (11) (By-Law 11
(12)): By-Law 4 (4) (f) (ii) and By-Law 4 (4)
(f) (xv). Under By-Law 4 (4) (f) (xv) the
Treasurer will only bring to Council for
approval, contracts that could exceed the
funds available to Undergradute Societies or
Students' Associations.
(b) The Treasurer of the Alma Mater Society
shall still keep careful account of the
spending of Undergraduate Societies and
Students' Associations. At such a time that
the Finance Commission feels the account of
an Undergraduate Society is being inappropriately handled by the Undergraduate
Society's Executive (or Students'
Association's Executive), the Finance
Commission shall bring this account to the
attention of Students' Council and ask
Students' Council for the details to be
printed in the Ubyssey.
AMEND By-Law 12 (9) (By-Law 11(10) as follows:
DELETE   "if  any"   from   By-Law   12  (9)  (a)
(By-Law 11 (10) (a)) so that
(a) reads as follows: —
(a) Funds granted to the Undergraduate Society
by the Alma Mater Society, DELETE last
paragraph of By-Law 12 (9) (By-Law 11
(10)) which reads:-
All funds shall be accounted for through the
Treasurer, and the duties, rights and
responsibilities of the Treasurer set out in
By-Law 4 (4) (f) shall apply to all funds
described in By-Law 12 (9) (By-Law 11
Delete By-Law 5 (7) (By-Law 4 (6)) and add
new By-Law 5 (7) (By-Law 4 (6)) as follows:-
(6) (a) Upon the moving and seconding of any
motion, any voting member of Students'
Council may move that voting on the
motion before the Council be taken by a
weighted vote.
(b) If the motion for a weighted vote is
seconded and the motion is carried,
voting on the motion before the Council
will be taken and computed as follows: —
(i) The Executive members of the
Students' Council shall have one
(ii) The Ombudsman and
Editor-in-Chief of the Ubyssey shall
have no vote.
(iii) A weighted vote for each of the
Presidents or duly elected representatives from the Undergraduate Societies or Students' Associations to the
Students' Council of the Alma Mater
Society is based on the total number
of votes cast in the previous year's
election for the President of the
Undergraduate Society or Students'
Association, or, the total number of
votes cast in the previous year's
election for the duly elected representative from the Undergraduate Society or Students' Association, whichever vote total is greater.
(a) If the total number of votes cast
in this election is below 500
votes, the President or the duly
elected representative shall have
one vote.
(b) If the total number of votes cast
in this election is between 500
and 999 votes, the President or
duly elected representative may
cast two votes.
(c) If the total number of votes cast
in this election is 1,000 or more,
the President or duly elected
representative may cast three
(c) By 4:00 p.m. of the third Alma Mater
Society business day immediately
following the election of the President or
duly elected representative to sit on the
Students' Council of the Alma Mater
Society from any Undergraduate Society
or Students' Association, the results of
this election must be filed with the
Chairman of the Elections Committee
(the A.M.S. Secretary) and duly certified
by the General Manager of the Alma
Mater Society, in order to officially
ascertain the number of votes that may
be cast by the President or duly elected
representative of an Undergraduate
Society or Students' Association, when a
weighted vote is called for. In the event
that an Undergraduate Society or
Students' Association fails to comply
with these requirements, the President or
duly elected representative shall have
one vote only. Tuesday, March 23, 1971
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government be in those
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pleted or not?
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v meaningless their work
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numbers of unemployed
hit the road in search of
government is providing
About 50 roadside kiosks will be set up to
provide counselling, tourist information and
hitch-hiking posts for transients. (I'm waiting for the
day they put up a kiosk in Kamloops, right across the
street from Phil Gaglardi's church.)
The government also plans to give money for
local groups wishing to establish hostels.
A very good idea Mr. Pelletier, but the problems
of people with nowhere to go won't end in
September, when the government stops financing the
Not to be outdone by Pelletier, other federal
departments are also getting into the summer
baby-sitting act.
The department of defence is putting another
8,000 students into the militia at $7.50 a day, while
the department of health is providing a program of
educational grants to student athletes and hiring
students to study athletic facilities and drug abuse
(when in doubt, study dope again).
For a number of students, the government's
program may provide a bit of pocket money.
It might even fulfill the government's hope of
keeping enough people off the streets to avoid some
of the riot situations that developed last summer.
But, with this latest program, the government has
again dodged the real problem - there are no jobs for
students, either this summer or after they graduate,
just as there are no jobs for about 10 per cent of
Canada's work force.
The picture will get bleaker as more and more
job opportunities are exported in the form of raw
materials and Canada becomes even more of a slave to
foreign corporate interests.
Canada's present economy has failed to serve the
needs of the people, but the government only plans
to give people lollipops to keep them quiet.
Ihe Dominion Bureau of Statistics in conjunction with Canada
Manpower has finally pegged the figure of unemployment at 8.8 per cent.
This applies to the unemployed members of the working class.
Among young people (in the 18 to 25 year bracket, many of them
applying for work for the first time) the figure is close to 20 per cent. This is
based on surveys and projections done by faculty in the UBC economics
The total picture is close to 30 per cent unemployment.
This affects undergrads who seek summer work to finance their
education and grad students who are looking for a place to spend their
, survey done by the faculty of graduate studies at UBC revealed the
unemployed PhD figure to be 2.5 per cent.
Figures on B.A.'s, BSc.'s and M.A.'s are still forthcoming but many
economists agree that the figure is at least as high as that among PhD.'s,
which means a much larger section of the grad student population in terms of
numbers is unemployed. Educated guesses go as high as 10 per cent for
The situation is clear, for those who wish to look at it. Unemployment
is high and will go higher in the next few years. The general work force (if
one can make that distinction) of industrial workers and the seasonal work
force of students will find themselves without work this summer and
throughout the year.
About 2,500,000 in Quebec. Over 180,000 in B.C.
I here are close to five million workers (and thus families) across the
country who can get only temporary work and live below the poverty line of
$3,500 per year.
The unemployed and working poor embrace all types of skills.
University graduates, high school graduates, manpower trainees and the
unskilled (our own wretched of the earth, or so we say to make excuses as to
why they can expect nothing better) will feel the pinch of unemployment
and poverty. Trade union newspapers and research bureaus have documented
these facts.
These facts mean that Canadians may soon not be able to expect even
the most fundamental economic security.
Okay, there are thousands of us. So what now? The Action Committee
for Unemployed Youth tried to find the answer last summer in Vancouver.
Canada Manpower (the student division included, ah! bureaucracy!) is making
the usual excuses and apologies as one would expect a government
department to do and the federal government (see the facing page) is showing
how not to handle the unemployment problem.
CACUY as a grass-roots organization for youth came closest to the kind
of people's action needed to secure a humane society.
I heir program was to demonstrate the jobs that had to be done. They
attacked many of the problems facing mass urban society such as the lack of
decent playgrounds for children and pollution. They organized groups of
unemployed youth to work on cleaning unpolluted lakes, fixing playgrounds
and building sanitary facilities on Long Beach Park, Vancouver Island.
The government agencies they billed for the work turned them down in
scorn. Humanity is not their priority.
The people who worked on these projects were left in the cold. Despite
grateful acknowledgement from the people they served (mothers with
children, people concerned about pollution, even NDP back-benchers) they
found the central aim of the projects to provide incomes for unemployed
youth defeated.
hat will happen next year to implement projects for unemployed
students and workers, remains to be organized. Young people in the streets
defying a system which has no use for them, is a positive development but
one which in the past has lacked a long term political strategy.
The Alma Mater Society of UBC is sponsoring a mass meeting
Thursday, April 1 in the southeast plaza of SUB. It is one of the first things
that is happening around the problem of unemployment. Let us hope that the
colonized subjects of Canada begin to vocalize their hard feelings against a
government and political economy which keeps them unemployed victims of
a branch-plant system. Page 8
Tuesday, March 23, 1971
Come Out Thursday
On Guaranteed Income
In working for any student government on campus it is difficult, hard work trying
to serve students and achieve positive results. Under the best of circumstances
communication problems and diversified student interests complicate the efforts of
any student government.
At U.B.C, in addition to these inherent problems of student government, the
relationship of the Undergraduate Societies and Student Associations to the AMS
has not been positive. AMS control of local government funds has put the
Undergraduate Societies and Student Associations in a subservient and often
frustrating position. Negative attitudes and a lack of cross government co-operation
have been earmarks of the student governments at U.B.C.
The income proposal changes the STRUCTURE of the AMS constitution so that
Undergraduate Societies will have control over their own spending and programs.
The proposal provides each local government with a fair allotment of funds
(proportionate to their size) out of the $9.00 per capita levy payed by students
towards student government. (The allotment is $200.00 per group plus 40c per
We recognize that constitutional  revisions alone, do not guarantee a spirit of
co-operation between student groups or an improvement in student government.
However this income proposal does, once and for all, remove the local governments
out from under the frustrating, repressive and always biased (one way or the other)
rule of the AMS Finance Committee. Once and for all this proposal will end
political blackmail and castigation (even if subtle and slick) on the part of finance
committee towards those local governments it doesn't happen to approve of in any
given year.
The Undergraduate Societies and Student Associations will beable to meet the AMS
as partners and equals. Then, if there is co-operation it will not be because of
coercion or political payoff on anyones part. Students working at each level can
choose to work together on some programs and work alone on others, as their
consciences and free wills guide them.
The over all effect of this proposal will be to strengthen all levels of student
government. Co-operation will come from the best possible motives and student
governments, being better able to serve students, will earn more interest and
involvement on the part of the student body.
Vote Yes — Bylaw 12 (Sections 10, 11, 12 and 13)
General Meeting—Mar. 25 Noon—
SUB Plaza
Guaranteed income
Please Vote-Vote YES
SCIENCE U.S. Tuesday, March 23, 1971
Page 9
Gage's half-century to be saluted
Administration president's Walter Gage's 50
years of service to the university will be marked by
a dinner.
"It will be a private dinner of not more than
150 guests," ceremonies director Malcolm McGregor
said Thursday.
fixin1   to
Two days short of one year after I arrived in
Viet Nam, I took off from the Da Nang airport with
the help of a Boeing 707 and a bottle of cough
It wasn't so much the no smoking sign as the
three separate searches and the huge German
shepherd that stood there sniffing us as we got on
the bus that took us to the airstrip.
We spent three days in Okinawa washing off the
jungle rot, having our uniforms refitted and pressed
and, of course, having our hair all but shaved again.
They wouldn't want our mothers to think we had
been running around with long hair like a bunch of
dirty hippies while we were killing women and
children for Amerika.
It was in Okinawa that I met Ratsy and his
friend, the General. The name didn't have anything
to do with his rank — they called him General
because he was a general screw-up.
In fact, he had been busted back to private
three times, the last time for pulling a pistol on a
sergeant who was going to arrest him for dope.
We were given ample opportunity to draw all
the pay we had coming in Okinawa, but we were
advised to wait until San Francisco because of the
nunber of muggings in Okinawa.
And so it was that the General and I wound up
in Travis Air Force Base at ten o'clock at night with
$1.93 between us. We were told that we could get
paid at Treasure Island Naval Base sometime the
"Dean Gage has been a student and teacher at
UBC for 50 years," he said. "There's probably no
other administrator who can match that record."
The privately-funded dinner, given by old
friends and admirers will be in the Faculty Club,
April 2.
next afternoon. The only problem was that it would
cost us $2.50 each to get there by bus.
I tried to pay for the bus and plane fare by
cheque at the ticket counter at the base, but I was
told that the only ones who could accept cheques
were the airlines themselves. The only thing left to
do was hitch-hike to the airport.
After spending a year "fighting for our
country" and dreaming of the day we would be
back in the States, or at least North America, we
spent three hours standing at a freeway entrance
waiting for one of the 200 million people we were
"defending" to offer us a ride.
Finally we were picked up by some salesman
who gave us a. ride half way into San Francisco and
then gave us enough money to make up our bus fare
to the airport.
I left the General in Seattle. He was planning on
going up to his family's island in Alaska where he
could hold off anyone who tried to take him back
to the Marine Corps.
After a month at home I reported in to the
Second Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North
Carolina. I was assigned as intelligence clerk to the
headquarters of the Second Marine Regiment.
Once there I quickly formed a close friendship
with the Chaplain's assistant, who was also the
biggest dope dealer in the company. It was a lot of
fun, but it was also a waste of time.
I tried twice for an alien discharge while I was
in Camp Lejeune, and finally got an answer back
from someone who was supposedly a member of the
president's cabinet. They were certain I was an
Just about the time I got the answer back from
Dickie's little helper I had to type out confinement
papers for four men who were caught wearing black
armbands with their civilian clothes in protest of the
murder of the four students at Kent State.
It was that weekend I decided I couldn't be a
part of the Amerikan death culture any longer.
After three false starts, which the Marine Corps
managed to mess up I finally deserted on June 4th,
1970. I haven't yet found any person or
circumstance to make me regret the action.
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Public hearings are being held across Canada on provisional
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Meeting at noon in SUB 105B.
Meeting   In   SUB   125   at   noon.   Karl
Burau and Bob McDiarmid. AMS vice-
president elect, on Academic Reforms.
Meting in Bu. 232 at noon.
Meeting In SUB 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Tryonts   in   War   Memorial   Gym   at
6:30 p.m.
Meeting in SUB 111 at noon
Meeting in SUB 110 at noon.
Mnlti medium Eucharist at 8 p.m.   at
Lutheran Campus Centre.
Tree planting in SUB Plaza at 1:30.
Meeting in SUB 207/209 at noon.
Meeting in Ed. Bldg. 204 at ?.
Rim—Belles  de  Nult,   in  Bu.   104  at
noon and 7:30 p.m., admission 25£.
Meeting at noon in SUB 119.
Lecture. Armed Forces in the African
Political Process, at 2:30 in Aug. 110
Dinner 5:30.  general meeting 6:30, in
Lutheran Campus Centre.
Executive   elections   in   SUB   211    at
Ann Mortifee in  SUB   Aud.  at noon.
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Meting in SUB 207/209 at noon
Meeting   in   International   House    at
Brand X in Hebb Theatre at 6, 8, 10
p.m. $1.
Ball in upper lounge of International
House. ? p.m. $3 per couple.
Road rally, meet in SUB circle at II
a.m.   Sunday.
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Tree Planting Ceremony
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11:45 a.m. "Construction and
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C.P. of C."—in English and color.
Olympia Theatre.
11:45 a.m. "Young Swallows
Spread Their Wings"—acrobatics,
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Hebb Theatre,   March   23rd  &  24th,
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Page 11
Big match
this Thursday noon
This Thursday, at 12:45 noon, the UBC
Thunderbird rugby team will be hosting the UCLA
"Bruins" for the historic "World Cup", symbol of
rugby supremacy.
Per usual, all UBC students will be admitted for
free, and a large noon hour crowd could expect to
see top rugby action.
The history and presentation of the World Cup
dates back a fair way.
In 1920, the publisher of the Vancouver World
newspaper, Mr. John Nelson, presented the World
Cup to be played for annually between the
University of British Columbia and a California
The first match was played in 1921 between
UBC and Stanford University, which UBC won 3-0.
In successive years the battles raged, and for
over 20 years UBC's competition came from the
University of California "Golden Bears". This
continued up to 1969, when the Golden Bears
withdrew from the competition in order to
concentrate on the development of it's regional and
national affiliations.
UCLA then took up the American cause, and
two years ago, under coach Dennis Storer, won the
series. 20-11 and 6-3. Last year, the "Bruins"
crushed the Birds 29-0 and 21-3.
This year could present a different story,
however, as the UBC squad has been called "the
best UBC rugby team ever" by Doc Hudson, coach
of the California "Golden Bears". He should know,
as the 'Birds defeated his team this year by a 22-6
score in Berkeley.
The following are short resumes of the players
on the Thunderbird squad:
The 'Birds are led by scrum half Rod Holloway
(captain), who has had experience with both UBC and
Georgian teams. He has helped mold the 'Birds into a solid
unit with his desire and encouragement.
Barry Legh at fullback is extremely competent at that
position or at center. He is tenacious tackier and one of the
best backs in Canada.
Right winger, John Mitchell, has great speed and has
scored many trys this season, his first for the Birds, after
playing for the Meralomas.
Left winger, Spence (Spider) McTavish, is the leading
scorer for the Birds, and played for Canada against Fiji
earlier this season. He is fast, elusive, and has great
determination and pursuit.
Outside center, Dennis Quigley, was brought up from the Braves after Doug Schick became
ineligible. He is a sprinted player who has done a good job.
Inside center, Eric Lillie, had previous experience with the Trojans, and has been a valuable
asset to the 'Birds, because of his sound defensive play and clever offensive forays.
Stand-off, Ray Banks, an Englishman who undoubtedly is one of the best standoffs in
Canada, brings strong desire and skill to the Birds. He leads the Vancouver Rugby Union scoring race
with his excellent kicking.
Prop forward, Peter Bliss, an Australian, played first division with Brisbane. He is extremely
mobile, tough, and an intelligent forward.
Hooker, Bob Jickling, although new to the position, has played well and shows tireless
endeavour in the loose.
Prop-forward, Robbie Burns, another ex-Meraloma, can also play second row, and has showed
tremendous improvement since joining the 'Birds. He is one of the team's best forwards.
Second row, Bob Jackson, is the best lineout man in B.C. He also played for Canada against
Fiji and is a good prospect for the Welsh tour in September.
Second row, Jack Shaw, joined the club from Capilanos and has been a great asset. A good
lineout jumper, he is extremely aggressive.
Wing forward, Andy Beane, has previous experience in England with Esher. A very intelligent
forward, he has created many scoring opportunities this season.
Wing forward, Garth Hendrikson, ex-Meriloma for both football and rugby, is a great
competitor, and is well known for his devasting tackling.
Number eight, Eric McAvity, a fine athlete, is a former UBC Rower in his third season with
the 'Birds. He also has a good chance of being selected for the National Touring Team.
World Cup Rugby
Birds win
against weak Yanks
Last Saturday, an interesting spectator sport
was discovered for ardent UBC fans.
Before only 150 very quiet fans, the UBC
Thunderbird rugby team buried Washington State
University 44-0.
For the uninitiated, rugby is a combination
between the violence of football and the finesse of
soccer, and at times seems like mass confusion.
Those fans who will be present at their first
rugby game this Thursday, when UBC plays UCLA
for the World Cup, may want some explanation of
the game.
One of the rules more commonly enforced is
offsides — no player of the offensive team being
allowed ahead of the ball holder. Infraction of this
rule results in a penalty kick for the opposing team.
Other infractions often result in a most unusual
conglomeration of players - the scrum - a football
type huddle of eight players from each team.
The ball is thrown into this huddle and must be
kicked from the mass of bodies.
Otherwise, the object of the game is to get the
ball from one end of the field to the other, by
whichever means possible, running or kicking.
In Saturday's game, UBC opened the scoring
with Spence McTavish going over the goal line for a
try (three points) and Ray Banks kicking a convert
(two points).
Many fans missed the action however, being too
intent on listening to the game announcer who had
inadvertently left his microphone on . .. "I've been
going out with this girl fairly regular lately ...
she's on the pill..." etc.
UBC completely dominated the play, making
Washington look very inept at times.
Banks kicked a penalty goal, and converted a
fine pass and run play by John Mitchell.
Barry Legh, Mitchell, and McTavish then scored
trys to complete the first half, each convert attempt
by Banks being missed.
UBC led 22-0 at the half.
Both teams opened the second half playing very
raggedly, but UBC scored quickly on a pass from
Rod Holloway to McTavish. The convert was
Robbie Burns then scored with the convert
again being missed.
— keith dunbar photo
"IF THAT FRIGGIN GUY would get his hand out of my face I
could get rid of this thing," seems to say Robbie Burns of UBC.
Peter Bliss (left) doesn't seem to want it, however, as Chris
Hinkson becomes lost in the middle. Birds dumped Washington
State 44-0 in rugby action at Thunderbird Stadium last Saturday.
Mitchell then scored a try putting UBC over the 500 total point mark in play this
year. Banks scored on the convert this time.
Mitchell fielded a UBC kick and ran it over the line for three points. The convert
attempt was again successful.
McTavish then ended the scoring with Banks missing the convert. UBC 44 —
Washington State 0.
In spite of six missed converts, Banks was the top scorer for UBC with 14 points.
Mitchell and McTavish scored 12 each, while Burns and Legh got three points apiece.
At no time during the game was Washington State ever a threat. An attempted
pass almost got them three points but their runner proved too slow, getting dropped on
the one yard line.
Washington State is, however, a very inexperienced team which saw three men
playing in their first rugby game.
They are, however, a very rough team.
They seem to prefer American football tactics, and succeeded in getting two men
kicked off the field for unnecessary roughness — fighting.
UBC lost Jack Shaw for fighting.
In other UBC rugby action over the weekend, the Braves beat Portland State 12-0,
and the Totems won over Ex-Britannia 6-0.
Letter to the Editor
Sports Editor, The Ubyssey, Sir:
Just a short note regarding the
sports page, which doesn't usually
get much attention.
The writer of the article on the
Ali-Frazier fight in Tuesday,
March 9th's Ubyssey should stick
to reporting on collegiate sport.
Ali showed a great deal more
than "flashes of his old
brilliance." He is not a god and
thus got hit by a good fighter, but
he himself fought brilliantly
throughout,    taking    everything
that Frazier threw and never being
AU landed three times as many
punches as Frazier, but Frazier's
head is extremely hard and his
own punches looked more
The fight was much closer than
the anti-Ali press reported in the
commercial papers. The UPI
score-card had the fight even at
7-7, which no one bothered to
make note of.
As for his speed, well even Ali
doesn't have what Classius Clay
once had, but he is stronger and
thus makes up for it.
If there is a return match, Ali
will win.
Thank you.
You're right, we don't usually
get much attention-Ed.
For all you football
buffers, there will be a
meeting in Frank Gnup's
office this Wednesday at
12:30. All those who played
this year and those who
desire to play next year are
welcome. Good luck.
Summer Accommodation in Toronto
Good accommodation available at the Co-op in Toronto from May 10 to
Sept. 10. Rooms as low as $10.00 per week. (Meals $8.00 extra.) Central
location. For information and applications write: Campus Co-op, Room
111, 395 Huron St., Toronto 181, Ontario. Telephone 964-1961.
Just One Block from Campus
in the Village
Eat In - Take Out
Open Every Day
4:30-11:00 p.m.
5732 University Blvd.       2244121
In the Village
both Canadian and Overseas are URGENTLY needed to
correspond with overseas grads coming to study at U.B.C. in Sept.
won't you REACH OUT
this week at
(across from Grad Centre) from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Page 12
Poor working conditions at UBC housing
Tuesday, March 23, 1971
The UBC housing
administration does not have a
good name among campus
employees, Gordy Morrison,
former Fort Camp janitor, told
The Ubyssey Thursday.
Morrison was laid off by the
administration   last   April   when
Women's meet-
varied events
Nine Indochinese women will
be guests at a conference to be
held in SUB this week beginning
April 1.
On Thursday, April 1, the
program opens with the Voice of
Women/Women Strike for Peace
Other meetings open to the
public are the plenary session on
the following Friday, the Third
World Women's conference on
Sunday, April 4, and a full-time
drop-in center in the clubs lounge
for the duration of the
The SUB art gallery will also be
devoted to Indochinese and
women's art are along with films,
food and fun. The conference
begins Thursday, April 1 and ends
Tuesday, April 6. Phone the
Women's Caucus at 684-0523 for
Returns to U.B.C.
Friday, March 26
at 12:30
SUB Auditorium
Courtesy of Special Events
janitorial service in Fort Camp
was cut from four men to three.
Last fall, several new janitors were
hired by housing.
"When I asked to be rehired,
housing produced a letter saying
my work was satisfactory but I
needed constant supervision. That
was a lot of baloney," he said.
"They told me the Fort Camp
huts weren't kept up to standard,
but they didn't give us standards
to work by."
"You can't keep them up to
any standard with three men," he
"If this firing reflected some
benefit back to the students it
would not be so bad," said
Robbie Robertson, former Fort
Camp residence clerk.
"Such is not the case," he said.
"There is in fact mismanagment in
the housing administration."
According to Robertson one
senior clerk was left doing just
about nothing for a year and a
half while being paid $550 per
month, after Acadia Camp closed
When he retired a girl took
over his same duties at $300 per
Robertson also claimed that res
clerks have to work extra hours
during shift changes and are not
paid double time as stipulated in
their union contract.
Residence staff are all members
of the Canadian Union of Public
CUPE officials, however,
refused to comment, saying they
are in the middle of negotiations.
Page Canada
Americans buying B. C. land in chunks
As Al Fotheringham recently pointed out, a reading of the B.C.
Gazette (the official government noticeboard) can be most interesting.
In it is documented the unrestricted sell-out of Canadian lands to
Americans and American interests.
Take for example some recent issues. Pat Johnson, Hazel
Thompson and Edward Pittman, dairy workers from Washington, have
their eyes on a little land at Eagle Lake. Or Roy Russell, a linoleum
mechanic from Everett, Wash, who has applied for a one-acre summer
residence at Sussex Lake.
As Fotheringham says, "It's a measure of the Yankee stampede in
B.C. that now mailmen from Oklahoma, clerks from Montana and
keypunch girls from Seattle are grabbing waterfront land."
Previous to this, it was only islands in the Strait of Georgia such
as Parker, Wise, Wallace, Brethour and Gooch Islands which has been
sought by tired U.S. corporation executives.
Gooch Island is a good example. Owned by the son of a
Washington state governor, it has a $150,000 summer home including
11 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.
By 1963, Americans owned half the cattle ranches in B.C.
including almost the entire Cariboo. Recently, The Gang Ranch in the
Cariboo, North America's largest spread, was sold to American interests
for $750,000.
At present there is essentially no restriction against foreigners
owning waterfront or other lands in B.C. However, in Washington state,
a Canadian is not allowed to own state land.
"If the government doesn't do something quickly," states
Fotheringham," B.C. will become what some critics already call it:
British California."
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Statement of Purpose
I believe that the survival of Canada as an independent nation is one of
the most important issues facing Canadians today. The time for mere talk is
past; action is urgently needed. I join with other citizens of many political
persuasions and backgrounds to urge our elected representatives to make
Canadian independence a top priority. Accordingly I subscribe to the
objectives of the Committee for an Independent Canada.
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Art Smolensky, c/o Alma Mater Society, UBC,
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