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Vol. LXVI, No. 24    ®
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Thursday, December 8,1983
Div. Overall Champions
I first EUS #1
second Arts #2
II first ZBT
second EUS 84
III first Pharmacy
second Miners
Div. Champions Mens
I Fraternity Dekes
I Faculty EUS #1
II Faculty EUS 84
II Fraternity ZBT
II Residence Er Clubs Koyotes
III Faculty Pharmacy
ill Fraternity Dekes
Div. Champions Women's
I first Law
second PE
II League A EUS I
League B Pharmacy
* The Christmas Crunch *
... A Yuletide Success . . .
Last Thursday night the 1st Annual Christmas Crunch charity series took
place, pitting the top 4 men's 6- women's teams in Intramural Hockey. In
the first game, 100 screaming fans rooted on their favorites as Forestry faced off against Geology. Maria Mueller led the always tough Forestry unit
with 8 of her team's 10 goals. Many of the men's teams are said to be vying
for her rights, and there is talk of a 6 figure contract being signed in the
near future. Geolgoy gave a valiant effort, but came up on the short end of
a 10-5 score. M. MacLean was the top Geology scorer with 2 goals.
The Men's Crunch, which followed the women's game, was a tightly
contested match between two of the most competitive fraternity rivals, the
Fijis and the Betas. The fans were led through their cheers by the flag-
waving CFOX Fox, who was present with Dr. Nestor Korchinsky for the
ceremonial dropping of the puck. With the formalities over, the fans settled
down to watch what has been described as the best hockey game of the
year. Spurred on by their fans, the Fijis twice built up two goal leads, only
to see the Betas battle back. The Beta's tying goal, scored by Greg Lynch,
came with only 22 seconds left in the game. The final score was Fijis 4
Betas 4.
Intramurals would like to thank CFOX-FM for their sponsorship, the
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre for donating the ice time, and all the
players and fans who participated in the event. All proceeds are going to
CFOX's Children's Fund.
*TOP UNITS TO DEC. 1, 1983
WOMEN                         POINTS
1. Engineers
2. Phis
3. Delta Kappa Epsilon           2085
4. Forestry
5. Beta Theta Pi
6. Fiji
7. Chariots
8. Alpha Delta Phi
9. St. Andrews
10. Science
Kappa Kappa Gamma
11. Vanier
12. Koyotes
Alpha Gamma Delta
13. Kappa Sigma
14. V.S.T.
15. Arts
16. Commerce
17. Law
18. Sigma Chi
Gamma Phi Beta
19. Zeta Beta Tau
Rehab. Medicine
20. Rowing
Tweeds Alumni
Note — pts. do not include basket
Note — pts. do not include rac
ball, racquet sports or
default pts.
quet sports or default pts.
"Run" with Intramurals ...
Thursday November 24 marked the last Intramural Run for the
First Term. The 4th Ave. Grind Road Run, a 10 km race attracted 110
participants, despite the torrential downpour. This run also marked the
beginning of a sponsorship to the program by Runner's World, who
graciously presented prizes to the winners of the race.
The male winner was Paul Van Dankelaar (32:28), while Steve
McMurdo placed second. The female winner was Chris Willis ((38:00)
with Helen Styles close behind.
Look forward to the first run of the Second Term - Friday, January 20th,
1984 at 12:30.
The Leisure Scene . . .
The intramural Leisure Sports Program "wrapped up" a successful fall
term on Monday, November 28th. The UBC Aquatic Center was the setting for a high scoring, hard fought match in the INNER TUBE WATER
POLO LEAGUE. The Water Polo team outlasted the Aggies by a score of
12 to 10, and completed the season with an undefeated record of 6 wins
and 0 losses. Kappa Sigma placed second with a 5 and 1 record, while the
Beta and Phratere team and the Aggie team placed third with 3 wins and 3
Keep in shape for next term!
CSA proved to be the undefeated winners in the CO-REC VOLLEYBALL
LEAGUE, with a record of 8 and 0. Education 3 placed second (5 and 3),
with Education 2 following closely in third place (4 and 4).
It was encouraging to note the overall success of the league, since CO-
REC VOLLEYBALL at the competitive level, was something new for '83.
An increasing number of people also participated in DROP-IN
VOLLEYBALL, and BADMINTON. "Keep it up" for next term tool
Alpine Squash Grand Prix:
Round 1 November 18-19
Division I — Azeem Bhimji (Arts)
Division II — Harvey Delaney (Phi Delts)
Division III — Brian Hammon (Phi Delts)
Division II — Roberta Knight (Education)
Wheelchair Challenge
1. Kappa Kappa Gamma
Forestry I
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Gamma Phi Beta
Forestry II
Alpha Gamma Delta
2. Phrateres A
3. Phrateres B
4. Alpha Gamma Delta
5. Alpha Gamma Delta
3:20.19 1. Phi Delta Theta
4:24.50 2. Delta Kappa Epsilon
4:30.09 3. Beta Theta Pi
4:30.78 4. Zeta Beta Tau
6:27.96 5. Delta Kappa Epsilon
1. Rehab. Medicine (2nd yr.) 2:11.09
2. Rehab. Medicine (3rd yr) 2:34.81
3. Delta Gamma/Sigma Chi 3:19.52
In the Men's Division I play, it was no surprise that the previously
undefeated EUS A team outlasted the Deke I team. Although the Dekes
battled strongly in the beginning, the EUS A team lead by Geoff Freeze,
were able to volley back and win the final two games, 15-2 and 15-4,
In a close, hard-fought match, the Chinese Varsity Club (C.V.C.) proved
to be too much for their Division II rivals, the Forestry II team. Strong serving by John and Ed Wong enabled C.V.C. to win the final two games of
the match.
In the Division III finals the Engineers came out winners regardless of
how the ball bounced. In the end, the EUS Chemical team skillfully
outplayed the EUS Mining team, to gain the championship.
In the Women's League, excitement proved to be the name of the gamel
In Division I, the Pharmacy team rallied back to beat the young, but promising Education team. The powerful serving by Marlene Wollenberg and
Lauren Johnson in Division II play lead the forestry team past the Nursing
team. Intramurals' own Jen Thornhill helped Kappa Kappa Gamma to the
Division III championship, despite strong effort made by the Engineering
team. Thursday, December 8,1983
Page 3
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We are less than a month away from 1984.
But how far are we from George Orwell's
Nineteen Eighty-Four?
Some believe it is already a growing reality.
When my father gave me the book to read
before I was a teenager, he told me flatly that
it was a straightforward allegory of what the
world has been like ever since he returned
from the Second World War.
Apologists for modern society prefer to
present Orwell's dark vision as a satire on
Stalinist Russia, a paranoid hypothesis of
how fascism and communism might unite, or
even a condemnation of the English socialist
and labor movement.
They imply that we need not be afraid
because Nineteen Eighty-Four deals either
with that which is safely in the past, or with a
future which seemed possible in 1948 but can
no longer actually come true.
The essential and dangerous assumption is
that we in Western democratic countries are
somehow immune to what Orwell was warning us of.
Orwell died in 1950 before he could further
explain or expand on the warning contained
in his last book. His only direct statement
was that Nineteen Eight-Four was not an attack on socialism, nor was it specifically aimed at the political situation in Britain.
However, he did dictate a more complete
statement to his publisher, Fredric Warburg,
who took notes and reconstructed it as a
press release for the U.S. publishers of the
book. While Orwell emphasizes that Nineteen Eighty-Four is a possibility rather than a
prophecy, his analysis of what the future may
hold is chillingly accurate:
". . . Specifically the danger lies in the
structure imposed on Socialist and on Liberal
capitalist countries by the necessity to
prepare for total war with U.S.S.R. and the
new weapons, of which of course the atomic
bomb is the most powerful and the most
publicized. But danger lies also in the acceptance of a totalitarian outlook by intellectuals
of all colors . . .
"If these two great blocks line up as mortal
enemies it is obvious that the Anglo-
Americans will not take the name of their opponents and will not dramatise themselves on
the scene of history as Communists. Thus
they will have to find a new name for
themselves. The name suggested in Nineteen
Eighty-Four is of course Ingsoc, but in practice a wide range of choices is open. In the
U.S.A. the phrase 'Americanism' or 'hundred per cent Americanism' is suitable and
the qualifying adjective is as totalitarian as
anyone could wish."
The temptation is always there to style
Orwell, despite his protestations, as a prophet. This temptation is particularly strong
for those who deny that Nineteen Eighty-
Four still contains a warning for Western
countries; by making him out a prophet, they
can point out all that has not taken place by
1984 and dismiss him as a false prophet.
After all, there is no Big Brother, no
Thought Police, no telescreens, no Party.
Or is there?
Rather than prophecy, Nineteen Eighty-
Four is an astute projection of trends in post-
Second World War society. Orwell was no
more actually predicting the state of Oceania
than he was predicting that a man named
Winston Smith would fall in love with a
woman named Julia.
Let us put the specifics aside and look
"Totalitarianism, if not
fought against, could
triumph anywhere,"
says Orwell...
To which we can add
more generally at some of the things Orwell
said could happen.
He speculates that because modern warfare requires immense amounts of capital,
materials and technological expertise, a few
superpowers will eventually hold almost all
the military might.
While each will possess atomic weapons,
the superpowers will find it not in their interest to use them but rather to vie against
each other in conventional wars. These conventional wars will never take place within
the borders of the superpowers, but by
deliberate design will be limited to the Third
The superpowers will claim to be locked in
do-or-die struggles for domination of the
earth, but will actually be seeking the largest
share of the Third World's material and
human resources.
Deadlocks will be proclaimed as victories
and defeats termed temporary setbacks.
Though war spirit will occasionally be whipped up by painting fearful pictures of the
others' strength, each superpower will confidently predict the others are on the way to
collapse because of a corrupt and repressive
political system.
Though the essential systems of government in each superpower will be the same, or
closely related, each will claim to be the sole
defender of freedom against the militaristic
slave societies of the others.
The proportions of the economic and
political elite to the rest of the population will
be about the same in all the superpowers, but
each will claim to be the only one with an
egalitarian system for the good of all.
At any given time, each superpower will be
in a state of confrontation with one of the
others while saying it is neutral or
cooperative toward the third. This will shift
back and forth as the respective governments
feel the need, but they will claim their policies
are consistent. Should the inconsistency
become too obvious, it will be blamed on
former luminaries in the government who
will then be discredited.
Regardless of which of the other superpowers is the object, confrontation will be
continuous in order to keep the population
from straying from the reigning orthodox
ideology. Unorthodox opinion or action will
be persecuted either economically or directly
through the use of force.
Information and the technology for collecting and disseminating information, will increasingly be under government control.
To protect the authority of governments,
security forces will be set up which will either
overtly or secretly operate outside the publicly acknowledged laws. The rationale will be
that they are not protecting the government,
but the freedom of the population.
While the superpowers will in fact be run
by power-seeking bureaucracies, each will
have a supposedly all-powerful leader. It will
be impossible to ascertain the true character
of the leader because of continuous propaganda proclaiming he or she to be
benevolent, wise and knowledgeable beyond
the understanding of the average person.
Credit for all policies will go to the leaders
regardless of whether or not they originated
Most or all actual government policies will
originate within an inner circle of
bureaucrats. The exact powers of these
bureaucrats, and usually the bureaucrats
themselves, will be unknown to the average
Governments will make ever increasing use
of propaganda to sustain themselves in
power, convince people that conditions can
be no other than what they are, and
perpetrate outright deception.
It is not necessary to go further; to do so
would be to paraphrase Nineteen Eighty-
Four in its entirety.
Such are the generalities, all of which have
come true to varying degrees or are in the
process of becoming reality. That the exact
conditions Orwell describes are not yet with
us is probably only because he picked a date
at random — and he carefully has Winston
Smith wonder doubtfully just what year it is
when he begins his illegal diary in Airstrip
One, Oceania.
What began as an attempt by the Party to
revise history so that its ever-changing propaganda will seem consistent, so that its Kennedys would seem peaceful rather than
warlike and its blunders appear as triumphs,
has eventually made reality a whirlwind.
Smith does not know if it is 1984 or 2084.
Every day in our own world sees history
being revised, and Orwell himself has become
a victim of a trend he warned might someday
make it impossible to know anything for certain.
A recent issue of Time magazine
unabashedly reports Norman Podhoretz as
saying that if Orwell were alive today, he
would be a neo-conservative, and Time goes
on to sum him up as basically concerned with
"common decency."
The liberal capitalist system horrified
Orwell both in private and in print, he to his
death considered himself to the left of the
British Labor Party and he clearly felt his
criticisms of the left to be his contribution to
making the best available cause better and
more just: all of this was consigned to the
memory holes in the Time-Life building.
Those who would change Orwell's hard-
edged commitment to the left into a blurred
Dickens-like liberalism might remember that
the only political activists he rarely criticized,
and found most congenial when he fought in
Spain, were the anarchists. He reviled
capitalism as much as Stalinism and other unthinking and inhumane dogmas.
"The scene of the book is laid in Britain in
order to emphasize that the English-speaking
races are not innately better than anyone else,
and that totalitarianism, if not fought
against, could triumph anywhere," says
Orwell in summing up his warning to the
world. To which we can add "anytime."
The time might be soon when a government will create a ministry to curtail immigration and deal with unemployment, and
call it the Ministry of Employment and Immigration.
The day might not be far off when we are
told that the only way to ensure safety from
bombs is to build more bombs, or that the
only way to improve the education system is
to cut it back.
It might even happen that the government
will use listening devices, television cameras,
satellites and undercover agents to watch
over its citizens and locate those it suspects.
It could almost be 1984. r
Page 4
Thursday, December 8,1983
Santa's elves invade sub
Santa's elves have been at work
in the Subway cafeteria.
Cafeteria workers were dressed in
costumes for three days last week,
said food services manager Helen
Wilden. Costumes followed the>
toyland theme but some workers
dressed in the traditional European
attire of their native countries and
one worker dressed as Santa's sack.
Others dressed as Robin Hood in
green, Miss Piggy with a pink hair
bow and pig's nose, Raggedy Ann
with a wig of orange string, a
clown, several toy soldiers with
false military moustaches and one
"We didn't force them to wear
costumes or to go out and rent one.
It was just supposed to be
something out of their wardrobe,"
said Wilden.
Catering manager Lois Cumm-
ings said customers have chosen the
nicest costume, and the winner
received a Christmas hamper.
A special Christmas menu was
also prepared for the holiday.
"Some of the women contributed
their traditional European recipes,"
said Cummings. These included
numerous desserts.
"We try to offer a lot of choice.
If people want to save money on
food they can do it here. Our main
goal isn't to have a particular meal
but a variety," said Cummings.
Christmas lights, little toys,
Christmas trees and Christmas
music also contribute to the atmosphere.
"Over the years we have tried to
build a collection of Christmas
decorations. We buy something
new each year," said Cummings.
Costs are low because food services
often deal directly with the sales
representatives, she added.
Even the tables in Subway have
been specially decorated for the
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Page 5
B.C. scholars
fight Bill 3's
assault on
A bright young scientist admired by his
colleagues was quickly snatched up
UBC in 1959. Keen and energetic, he
immediately began to climb the departmental
ranks until he was granted tenure in 1972.
Now head of neurosciences, he also enjoys
the post of universities minister in the Social
Credit cabinet. And when he left UBC to
work in the political arena full time, he
carefully arranged to keep his tenure intact.
But Pat McGeer has long made known his
opposition to appointments without term.
Good professors neither want nor need
tenure, he says, and UBC will continue to attract top scholars whether or not tenure exists.
McGeer also says the provincial government will not interfere with university
autonomy as long as he is the minister. But
with the recent passage of Bill 3, academics
fear he may not keep his promise.
The Public Sector Restraint Act, passed
Oct. 13, allows any public sector employee in-'
PEDERSEN  .   .   .  "Our Father,
Who Art in Victoria ..."
eluding tenured professors, to be fired where
there are insufficient funds, a reduction or
elimination of specific programs or a shortage of work. Employers can also fire
workers if they reorganize the structure of
their workplace.
As it was originally drafted, public sector
employees could be fired without cause, or
any recourse to appeal. But in early August
the government rubbed out the words
"without cause" and fears that tenure was
abolished were somewhat allayed.
"There's no question that in its current
amended form, Bill 3 is a lot better," says
Dennis Pavlich, UBC's faculty association
president. "That's not to say it doesn't intrude into university affairs or affect
academic freedom, but the attacks certainly
aren't as direct as they were before."
Pavlich says the Act might not even apply
to universities because it stipulates that those
bound by a collective agreement cannot be
terminated unless that agreement expires.
opposes everyone's tenure but his own.
The agreement covering UBC's faculty contains no expiry date.
Although the government has indicated it
will amend or rewrite the Act if necessary to
include university professors, the faculty
association is seeking a legal opinion on the
Meanwhile, academics charge that the Act
has significantly altered tenure and
dramatically changed the legal framework in
which the collective agreements are
Tenure as we know it is finished," says
Barry Morrison, asian studies professor and faculty representative on the
Solidarity Coalition.
"Even with the gutted version of Bill 3, the
government has a new legal power to put
pressure on the board of governors. It has a
new position with which to terminate
The faculty association can seek an exemption from the Act provided its collective
agreement meets certain criteria outlined by
the compensation stabilization commissioner. But commissioner Ed Peck can impose any conditions he deems necessary on
the agreement and revoke the exemption
order at any time.
"That judgement is left up to a civil servant who is not involved in university affairs
and not accountable to the public. The
university doesn't have freedom of judgement in its own jurisdiction," says Morrison.
"We can't enter into agreements like we used
Peck admits he could impose certain conditions on the agreement to make it conform
to the Act, but says he would probably order
the university to renegotiate certain sections
with the faculty association instead.
"It's a discretionary thing."
To be exempt from the Act, a collective
agreement must provide for layoffs in cases
of financial exigency, for fair and equitable
layoff procedures and compensation.
And this is where a thorny problem arises.
While UBC's collective agreement contains
provisions contemplating criteria and provisions for layoff of faculty members because
of redundancy or a financial emergency, the
details need to be thrashed out.
Both parties have just commenced
negotiations on the subject, and administration president George Pedersen says a deci
sion must be reached by next April. "It's
critical that we reach an agreement by the
end of this fiscal year."
Economics professor Gideon Rosenbluth
says the administration stubbornly refused to
consider certain proposals offered by the
faculty association in previous talks. Now
the Act casts a shadow over the negotiations
and has undermined the faculty's bargaining
position, he says.
"If the administration knows Bill 3 is a
threat to tenure; then chances are that sort of
situation will likely make the administration
more stubborn than they have been before,"
he says.
"I think it's unfortunate that we have to
struggle for such an agreement under Bill 3's
shadow. The government probably wanted
to solve the deadlock between the faculty
association and the administration by giving
all power to the board," Rosenbluth adds.
In addition to weakening the faculty's
position, Bill 3 has irreparably damaged
UBC's reputation. Many high quality faculty
are concerned about the Act's threat to
tenure and academic independence. Pavlich
says a few scholars are having second
thoughts about staying at UBC, but refused
to divulge any names.
"There's no doubt that Bill 3 in its original
form did immense damage to B.C. universities. Unquestionably across the country and
in the English speaking world world it became
quite apparent what had happened — in one
legislative stroke the government had attempted to abolish tenure," he says.
The university immediately turned to the
Canadian Association of University Teachers
for help. In response, hundreds of faculty
associations in Canada, the U.S., Britain,
France, Australia and New Zealand
showered the government with letters and
telegrams protesting the legislation.
But Morrison says the massive, letter
writing campaign which publicised the
situation facing scholars in B.C. also
impaired the university's ability to recruit top
"I have been told that the head hunters are
already on campus to recruit professors who
are distressed about the Bill," Morrison says,
adding faculty members are more vulnerable
than ever before.
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Richard Spencer, civil engineering associate professor and past
CAUT president, says he recently
learned that recruiters are raiding
the commerce faculty. "People who
are aware of Bill 3 would naturally
be reluctant to take positions here."
Pedersen, who confirmed that
other universities are approaching
professors in commerce and
business administration, attributes
the increase in recruiting to the fact
that UBC's business school is
reputed to be one of the best in
And according to a commerce administrator, another factor
discouraging top faculty from retaining positions here is the government's proposed six per cent
decrease in funding for universities
next year. UBC might be forced to
cut its operating budget drastically
and professors could be on the firing line.
Although academics originally
feared the government would
employ Bill 3 to fire controversial
professors, they now say such a
move would create academic uproar
and could be easily challenged in
But some concede that next year
the government could single out
departments and programs to be
eliminated for financial reasons
under the Act.
Instructed by the Socred cabinet,
the board of governors could issue
strong intimations to the university
requesting that certain programs be
cut back, says Morrison. "If the
university wanted to have continuous adequate funding, it might
have to trim certain areas."
Spencer says the government
could have influence in determining
which areas of the university will be
discontinued because the Act empowers it to decide criteria for firing
professors and to change the regulations at will.
"The ball game has changed. The
government can now issue directives to the university which it will
have to carry out. The university is
now under legislative compulsion to
do as the government wishes."
The government could also target
professors by narrowly defining a
"unit" to be terminated, but
Pavlich says he thinks this is unlikely. If the government does slash
funding, he hopes it establishes a
system of voluntary terminations
similar to the one set up in Britain
to compensate fired professors.
Pavlich recently travelled to London to acquaint himself with the
system. The Thatcher government
gives universities a large amount of
capital so they can dole out
generous early retirement and
severance packages. The faculty
association is asking the Bennett
government to adopt this scheme,
he says.
The Act's draft regulations currently provide "woefully deficient"
compensation guidelines, he adds.
And because the Act expands the
criteria for firing professors, some
academics who thought they could
not be terminated except through a
hearing may suddenly be declared
redundant and without many
But one professor who will certainly not be inadequately compensated is McGeer. Apart from his
cabinet minister's salary, he will
receive the benefits accruing from
being a full professor.
University professors could have
easily been excluded from Bill 3,
but McGeer's tenure bashing may
have prompted the government to
include them, says Morrison.
"I have a dark suspicion that the
universities minister has had a hand
in tacking on universities and colleges to the Bill," he says.
"His opposition to tenure is
ironic because he currently enjoys
tenure and is advertising two tenure
track positions in his department."
McGeer was continously
unavailable for comment and refused to answer several calls to his
UBC lab and Victoria office. But
his wife and research partner Edith
McGeer did have a few things to
"We don't usually talk about
tenure, you know. We mostly talk
about neurosciences," she says.
"But I don't think my husband
was keen on getting tenure (in
1972). Although I can't speak for
him, I don't think tenure is
necessary because if professors are
good, they will be kept on."
The neurosciences department
received permission from the ad
ministration to advertise for two
tenure track appointments because
a few researchers are retiring soon,
she said. And although she has
received over 100 applications for
the jobs, UBC's hiring freeze imposed in September because of its
budget shortfall prevents anyone
from being accepted, she added.
"Unless we recruit the lab dies.
"If my last name had been different, I might have gotten one
through," she said.
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Page 7
Shortfall to roach monstrous proportions
UBC will have to grapple with a $18
million budget shortfall next year if the provincial government delivers its proposed six
per cent decrease in funding, administration president George Pedersen announced
"We have no definite information from
the government at the present time — only
some indication of what will happen,"
Pedersen told about 1,000 shocked faculty
members at a joint meeting of faculty in
IRC 2.
Universities minister Pat McGeer recently
wrote a letter to Bill Gibson, chair of the
Universities Council of B.C. — the
mediating body between the government
and B.C.'s three universities which allocates
funding — outlining the government's funding plans for next year and urging him to
discuss the fiscal situation with administration presidents, he added.
But Pedersen said the government's decision regarding the dramatic decrease is not
yet final.
The university must anticipate the expected shortfall by seriously examining the
budget options available, he said. Pedersen
then proceeded to unveil three scenarios
facing UBC and possible ways of "downsizing."
"The university is prepared to take its
fair share of restraint. I emphasize the word
'fair*. In recent years, however, support for
education has been declining while that for
other public areas has been increased."
Pedersen cited two possible ways of solving the massive shortfall: increasing
revenues and decreasing expenditures.
He rejected the idea of across-the-board
cuts, saying: "These are not compatible at
all with the notion to come out of this exercise with the least damage to the university's
academic status."
Not all academic units work equally well,
he noted.
The $18 million may be partially offset by
a 33 per cent increase in tuition fees, but
this move will still leave the university with
a $12 million funding problem, he said.
The president outlined other ways of
meeting the shortfall, such as:
• laying off individual employees,
• urging faculty and staff to retire early,
• consolidating activities duplicated in
more than one administrative or academic
• reducing or eliminating academic programs and units that provide support to
• seeking money from the private sector
to pay for teaching and research in certain
areas of the university,
• re-examining fixed costs such as
utilities and staff.
A committee chaired by vice president
academic Robert Smith will examine programs and services in faculties which need
to be trimmed to solve this year's shortfall
of $5.75 million. The committee, whose
recommendations are due by Feb. 28 is
composed of four faculty members and no
"We have done some eyeballing at
figures and ways we could use to solve this
year's shortfall," Pedersen said, adding he
was not willing to share them with faculty
members yet.
At a press conference following his
speech, the flushed and tense looking president was grilled by reporters on his public
stance against government policies and
ways of increasing public support for the
"I recognize that the university is dependent on government funding, so one must
be concerned about what is said about the
government," he said.
"It was an error to become so dependent
on government funding," he added.
"My overriding concern is that there may
not be recognition that the universities and
educational system are part of the resolutions to B.C.'s problems, and not part of
the problem itself," he concluded.
Pedersen said he will seek a meeting soon
with premier Bill Bennett about the funding
UBC student leaders
riled over fee hikes
Student leaders charge that the administration's proposal to double tuition fees over the next three years and to introduce differential fees is "unjust" and "ludicrous."
"Students are getting screwed," said James Hollis, Alma Mater Society
finance director.
"The university is having its hand forced, and I'm not convinced it willingly proposed the tuition hike," he added.
The administration's proposal calls for tuition to account for at least 20
per cent of UBC's budget by 1986, and for foreign undergraduates to pay
two and a half times that of Canadian students.
The notice of motion was introduced to the board of governors Thursday, immediately after student organizations made presentations about the
effects of a massive hike on UBC's reputation, accessibility and the quality
of education.
Hollis said UBC's student population will dramatically change if the increase is implemented. Fewer students from rural areas and from lower
socio-economic groups will be able to attend university, he said.
The imposition of a differential fee for visa students is a "ludricrous proposal," he added. "It does not generate any additional revenue. It's a
political manoeuver."
Kevin Annett, students against the budget member, said the present proposal is "unjust and unwarranted." He said he was surprised the administration proposed the huge increase, considering that administration
president George Pedersen has repeatedly criticized the provincial government's policies.
"If his criticisms were serious, he would have held off such a large increase," he said.
"Pedersen should publicly justify his actions. He is creating the impression he is accessible to students. If he really is concerned, he would have
listened to the student presentations."
International House director Rorri McBlane, who gave a presentation
about the effects of differential fees on foreign students to the board, said
the proposal is a "step backwards." Only a few select students will be able
to attend UBC if it is implemented, he said.
Four point plan
Money concerns may be
lost in shortfall shuffle
The UBC administration is
prepared to raise tuition fees 30 per
cent next year despite student opposition.
UBC chancellor, J.V. Clyne said
legitimate student concerns about
higher fees may be overlooked in
light of the university's present dire
financial situation.
Administration president
Pedersen said at Tuesday's joint
faculty meeting that students from
lower income backgrounds will be
discriminated against by higher
fees. "There is an increasing
tendency to elitism, but universities
are elite institutions by definition.
"The student presentations (at
the board of governors meeting
Nov. 1 about fee increases) were
very good, but it's just a question of
the balance sheet," he said.
Clyne said the board has yet to
make a firm decision on next year's
fees, adding that the government
could supply more funds for the
university to offset the expected $18
million shortfall.
The projected fee increase would
raise $6 million of the shortfall,
Pedersen estimated.
Raising tuition fees is the only
way the university can quickly increase revenue to solve the funding
problem partially, he said.
Current fees cover a much lower
percentage of operating costs than
they previously have, he said, adding B.C. fees are much lower than
those of other provinces.
He outlined a four-point proposal currently before the board of
governors that established the principles behind setting fees. The proposal calls for:
• fees to cover at least 20 per cent
of operating costs by the 1986-87
academic year,
• tuition fee differentials to be
maintained for different programs,
• financial aid to be increased by
the same percentage as the increase
in tuition fees,
• provincial universities to increase their fees at the same rate.
— nail lucente photo
"OH $%?&@, MY FLY'S UNDONE," grimaces UBC president George Pedersen as he rises to greet
faculty members during Tuesday's joint meeting. Professors were observed chuckling as they left
building. "First time I even seen poika-dotted Fruit-of-the-Looms before," remarks blushing lecturer.
Tuition proposai dampens spirits
Students expressed dismay and
resignation over the
administration's proposal to double
tuition fees over the next three
"Only the rich will be able to go
to universities soon," said a second
year arts student who preferred that
his name not be used.
Some student said they might not
be able to return the university next
"I may drop out, depending on
how drastic the increase is," said
Merrilee Lewys, arts 2.
Paul Catchpole, arts 3, said he
didn't know if he would be able to
finish his degree next year as planned. "It's not so much that its going
up, but that it's going up all at
once," he said.
Many students also said they
would have to apply for student
loans if tution is increased. "I dont
need one this year, but I'll need one
next year," said Kevin Juriga, arts
1. Shownak Dos, science 4, also
said he intended to take out a student loan next year.
The increased reliance on student
loans worried Gordon MacKay,
science 1. "The increased tuition
means I'll have to take out a bigger
loan. That'll mean I'll be fairly
deep in debt when I'm finished."
But a few students said they were
not concerned about the fee in
crease. "Hopefully, I'll get a
grant," said Mike Wignall, science
1. "Failing that, there's always my
parents. I'm just going to be optimistic, that's all."
Mary Cross, geology 2, said she
planned to pay part of her tuition
costs through a summer job, and
get additional funding from her
parents. "I'm returning, no matter
what the tuition," she said.
An unidentified third year science
student was also unperturbed by the
fee increase. "The students will get
the money somehow," he said.
"We're survivalists."
Work study jobs run out
with no funds in sight
Students still hoping to get work
study jobs are out of luck, the work
study administrator said Wednesday.
"The positions were filled Friday
afternoon and we closed the program down," said awards director
Byron Hender.
Almost 200 students received
authorization to be placed in a job
this year, but were not adequately
warned the jobs would run out, said
"Students were told when they
received their authorizations that
jobs would go on a first come first
serve basis," he said.
Under the present loan and grant
programs structure, many students
do not realize they will be short
money until late fall, when they ap
ply to work study in a rush, said
Last year, the program ended in a
mid-November rush.
Hender expressed surprise at the
number of people who received
authorization but never applied for
a job. "I'm amazed that it lasted
this long considering the number of
students who said they needed the
program," he said.
Canada employment centre
manager, Mike Kardynal, said
about five students have come into
the office to apply for the program
since Friday.
But Henders said there was "zero
chance" the government would add
money to the program.
He said he could not foresee extra
money being added to the program
next year. Page 8
Thursday, December 8,1983
Protesters grab peace of Arch
Late last Friday afternoon, about
a dozen peace activists from
Canada and the United States set up
tents under the Peace Arch, at the
Blaine border crossing.
Camping at the Peace Arch is illegal, but those who held vigil during the bitterly cold night had participated in nonviolent civil disobedience training. They knew exactly
how to react if the police came.
News Analysis
They were willing to be arrested for
their beliefs, and if it came to an arrest situation, they would respond
in a nonviolent manner.
The 12 people were not confronted by the authorities that
night, and by noon the next day
their ranks had swollen to over 200.
The rally on Saturday was quite
unusual, particularly to those coming from the Canadian side. There
was a much greater sense of urgency
than at previous peace demonstrations.
Largely absent were the signs and
placards proclaiming such
platitudes as A Nuclear War Could
Ruin Your Whole Day or the slightly more flippant ones telling people
to Make Love Not War.
Speakers, singers and individuals
at the rally all emphasized the need
for the peace movement in North
America to take steps beyond walking in the streets. People were
reminded that despite rallies unprecedented in size, governments
were still going ahead with arms
procurements and the continued
deployment of newer and deadlier
weapons systems.
A statement of independence was
read out to the assembled crowd. It
included a denunciation of the
nation-state system, which was
blamed for much of the suffering in
the world.
To this end, demonstrators refused to recognize the international
border throughout the 24-hour
peace camp. After the rally, participants walked to the border
crossing at the Canadian side.
Chanting peace songs, they ignored
the border guards who at first at
tempted to stop them. Once
through, distress flares were set off.
The marchers then turned around
and repeated the same action on the
American side.
This protest is only one indication of the growing impatience
among the ranks of a large section
of the peace movement. It is an impatience well warranted.
The world stands on the brink of
a terrifying step forward in the arms
race, a step many believe would be
the last this civilization will witness.
Negotiations between the two
superpowers on intermediate range
nuclear missiles in Europe have
ceased. In the days to come,
ground-launched cruise missiles in
Britain and Pershing II missiles in
West Germany will become operational. Both are highly accurate,
first-strike weapons. The Pershing
II's are capable of destroying all
central military command centres in
the western Soviet Union within
minutes of being launched.
The cruise missiles are so small as
to be nonverifiable once deployed
(verification has been the critical
prerequisite   of  all   arms   control
treaties so far signed between the
superpowers). Its subsonic speed
and ground contour-hugging flight
pattern make it impossible to detect
until it has reached its target.
The Soviets have no comparable
weapons systems, but through the
acquisition of Western
technological know-how (by
whatever means available to them),
they have always been able to catch
up to the West in the past, as they
no doubt will with these latest
Military experts in the West have
stated that we don't need the cruise
or Pershing II missiles to defend
ourselves, and that we don't even
need to trust the Soviets to substantially reduce the West's nuclear
arsenal. There are now over 40,000
nuclear warheads in the world with
plans for the U.S. alone to increase
that number by 17,000 in the next
10 years — only a few hundred
could destroy Western civilization.
Millions of people have taken to
the streets of Western Europe to
protest the deployment of the new
missiles. Despite such massive outbursts of protest, Britain and West
Germany have already accepted the
missiles and other European nations are expected to follow suit
soon. The German Bundestag accepted the new missiles only days
after a public opinion poll indicated
the majority of Germans were
against such a decision.
They have now made an urgent
appeal to North Americans to do
likewise, and activist groups here
have begun heeding the call.
Alumni juggle Chancellorship
Solidarity Times editor Stan Persky may have had an excellent
chance of winning the bid for
chancellor if two of the original
contenders had not dropped out of
the race, The Ubyssey has learned.
Leslie Peterson, lawyer and
Social Credit appointee on the
board of governors, and former
science dean George Volkoff considered running for chancellor to
replace the alumni association's
former favorite, J. V. Clyne.
The vote among the right would
have split between these two,
sources say, thus giving Persky a
monopoly on the remaining share.
News Analysis
Because the left leaning author and
writer usually picks up about 35 to
40 per cent of the vote — he has run
twice before — he could have easily
It appears that moderates would
have voted for Volkoff, while the
more hard line Socred types would
have supported Peterson.
Although it is unknown who
originally foresaw the possibility of
Persky winning, it seems likely that
the alumni association, fearing a
split, decided to throw its weight
behind another candidate, Robert
Wyman. Sources say Peterson was
its original nominee.
And historically the association's
choice has won the race. Look at J.,
V. Clyne's success, for example.
Unfortunately, no one would
confirm who exactly pressured
whom to drop out of the race. One
source said Volkoff decided to
back down on the condition that
Peterson do the same. But both
deny the charge.
Volkoff claims he dropped out
because he is too busy to be
chancellor. "I'm on the board of
trustees at Vancouver General
Hospital . . . and I'd like to spend
more time with my family," he
Peterson gave a similar response.
"On examining my own business
and the responsibility to my office,
I couldn't at this time devote myself
to such a position."
Persky   believes   the   alumni
association persuaded both candidates to withdraw their names
from the race and says it's "possible" that it did so because Persky
stood a better chance of snaring the
majority of votes.
"A deal was made to get them
both to step aside," he said.
Meanwhile, Leonard Sampson, a
retired West Vancouver superintendent of schools, is also running.
The vote will be conducted
through a mailed ballot in January
1984. All UBC graduates are eligible to vote.
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How to talk
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We all know going out is fun, and
no parent wants to take away those good
times. But these days, with teenagers in
and out of cars so much, it's crucial that
they understand the dangers of drinking
and driving, and that they can avert
potential trouble by making the right
First, set your son or daughter
straight on this often-misunderstood fact:
beer, wine and spirits—in excess, all three
are just as dangerous on the road.
A good way of avoiding trouble is to
plan ahead. Suggest that your teenagers
review their evening before going out. If
they see drinking involved, far better to
leave the car at home than to take chances
later behind the wheel.
Far better also to say no to a drink,
to refuse to drive, or to turn down a
lift with an impaired friend than to go
along with the crowd and maybe regret it.
You can support your teenagers and
give them confidence by letting them
know that if they ever need help you'll go
for them, pay their cab or do whatever is
necessary to get them home safely.
Most important, be a good example.
Never drive if you've had even one drink
too many. Better still, don't let it come
to that. Know your limit and stay within it.
to your parents
If you're not of legal drinking age,
don't touch a drop. But if you are, and you
drive, then you're old enough to do your
part in reaching an agreement with your
parents on the subject.
Sure they worry. Because even if you
don't drink, others in your group may.
The friend driving you home one night
may have had too much.
Show that you're equally concerned.
Get serious. For instance, what have you
read lately about the dangers of drinking
and driving? Do you know how much
beer, wine or spirits your body can safely
handle before your judgment becomes
impaired? Do you know the law in your
province? And what happens if you break it?
Get the facts and discuss them calmly.
Then take the initiative and propose a few
family ground rules.
No driving if you've been drinking
beyond your limit. (We'll send you a
valuable free chart on responsible limits
if you write us.) No riding with a friend
who's been drinking. And convince your
parents if a situation ever turns dicey,
you won't hesitate to phone for help.
Finally, remind your parents you're
concerned for their safety, too, and that
the family rules on drinking and driving
apply to them, as well.
We believe in moderation and
we've been saying so since 1934.
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Page 9
Canadians aid troubled Nicaragua
In one corner of a huge
warehouse sits a 20 foot pile of
school desks waiting to be packed.
Across the room, a surgical table,
operating room lamps and hospital
beds lie neatly beside other medical
equipment. Spread down one wall
are boxes too numerous to count,
along with motorcycles, musical instruments and toys.
The donated goods, destined for
Nicaragua, are worth $900,000 —
three times the amount of official
Canadian aid given to this Central
American country in the last three
Phil Westman, organizer of the
coalition for Aid to Nicaragua, said
the project began last spring when a
doctor working in Nicaragua toured
across Canada asking hospitals and
private donors to contribute used
CAN, which organized other
shipments to Nicaragua in the last
two years, originally aimed to
gather only $500,000 worth of
goods. But massive efforts by
volunteers enabled $1 million worth
to be collected, said Westman.
Nicaraguan teacher Darwin Juaz
said Nicaraguans need the medical,
agricultural and school supplies
"drastically" because a U.S. invasion complete with troops from
neighbouring countries is imminent. The medical equipment will
be especially useful, he said.
"This is the biggest crisis that has
ever occured in Central America,"
he said. "The invasion is expected
this month."
Canadian doctor Adrienne Ross,
recently returned from Nicaragua,
said major gains have been made
since the 1979 Sandinista revolution. Improvements in health care
and education are amazing, considering the limited resources, she
Animal research
gets big break
The B.C. Society for Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals' donation of
$10,000 for three projects attempting to reduce the number of
animals used in UBC research is only a "token gesture," an anti-
vivisectionist charged Tuesday.
"It's a waste of SPCA money,"
said Peter Hamilton, founder of the
animal rights group Lifeforce.
"It's not the goals of a humane
organization to fund research to
reduce the number of animals used.
The donation frees up other money
for research using animals
directly," he added.
The $10,000 fund, matched dollar
for dollar by the university, enables
animal researchers to appear as if
they are sincerely trying to decrease
the animals used in labs and
teaching, he said.
"Now they can say: 'we're working with the SPCA, we're really trying to cut down the number of
But B.C. SPCA regional
spokesperson John Homes said
Hamilton's charges are unfair, and
that the fund will benefit both
animals and scientists.
Reducing the number of animals
is both cost beneficial and humane,
Holmes said. The university has
given the SPCA full access to all
UBC laboratories where animals are
used, and is not currently abusing
any animals, he claimed.
John McNeill, head of the UBC
committee on the use of animals in
research, said the fund's purpose is
to increase research efficiency and
decrease long term costs.
There are economic and scientific
reasons for reducing the use of
animals in research, as well as
humane ones," he said.
McNeill said UBC has adequate
checks and balances to ensure
humane treatment of animals. The
UBC committee strictly adheres to
ethical guidelines of the Canadian
Council of Animal Care, he added.
The UBC committee makes
regular research site inspections and
occasionally reject research draft
guidelines that fail to meet the
guidelines set out by the Canadian
council, he said.
McNeill denied Hamilton's
charges, and said the record of use
of animals at UBC is good.
One project will involve research
into the use of computers to
stimulate animal responses under
certaain experimental conditions.
Researchers hope computers will
eventually eliminate the need for
animals for teaching purposes.
The other projects include
research into alternative methods
for the use of tissue culture and
chemicals means of testing for certain hormones.
Infant death has been reduced by
50 per cent and the number of doctors and health care workers has
tripled since the Sandinistas overthrew dictator Anastasia Somoza.
But the atmosphere in Nicaragua
is tense despite these accomplishments, said Ross. Eight
thousand troops, including
American, are poised on
Nicaragua's northern border and
1,000 Nicaraguans, mostly civilians,
have been killed in border wars
since January.
The U.S. government is spending
$100 milion to destabilize
Nicaragua and maintain control
over other countries in the area.
The U.S. backed counterrevolutionaries recently destroyed
25 per cent of Nicaragua's oil during an attack on the port of Corrin-
Ross said the CAN project will
not counter the U.S. money being
spent on warfare in the area, but the
project educates Canadians about
Nicaragua and illustrates their concern.
"The boat project is important
not because of the supplies, but
because it shows emotional support
from Canada," she said.
— doug achmldt photo
DISCONTENTED ELVES from Canada's far north begin caroling at Peace Arch as they protest the
presence of Cruise missile launchers over their secret Alberta toy factory. "The Americans are spying
on us with those test launchers," says spokesperson. "They want to know how we can build toy
tanks and planes so cheaply without paying import duty."
Centrai American teachers killed
More than 1,000 teachers have
been killed by the Guatemalan,
Honduran and El Salvadoran armies in the past three years, a
Nicaraguan teacher said Thursday.
The teachers are killed along with
other   workers   as   part   of   the
"undeclared war" the U.S. is carrying out in those countries, Darwin
Juaez, executive member of the
Nicaraguan Teachers Federation
told 10 students in SUB 207.
At least 80 Nicaraguan teachers
have been murdered this year by
counter-revolutionaries operating
out of Honduras, said Juaez.
No government decision
on student grant money
Students who applied for grants
this year still don't know if they will
receive the amount they are eligible
Dick Melville, information services director for the education
ministry, said the provincial government has yet to decide if they will
give additional grant money which
TAs misunderstand strike vote
Teaching assistants voted by a narrow margin against a strike vote
Monday. But TA union representatives say that TAs did not under
stand the significance of the vote.
Union president Horacio
de la Cueva said the vote was taken
to show administration negotiators
Cordlers carouse
Campus chaplain George Hermanson is looking for dedicated
pedple for a third annual wacky whirlpool Christmas carol jam.
"It started three Christmases ago when a few of us had had a little
'Christmas Cheer'," said Hermanson. "We decided that next morning; when we were at our regular swimming session, we would hop into the whirlpool and sing carols," he said.
"It was not a planned thing."
The event, which is destined to fall in beside cinnamon buns as a
UBC remembrance, will occur this Friday at the aqua centre.
Siqging will begin promptly at eight, and continue until people
either drown or the pool is closed, said Hermanson.
People are encouraged to bring a kmd voice and any musical mini-
mem resistant to clorine.
The pool acoustics are great, said Hermanson. "It makes even me
sound like a singer," said Board of Governors representative
■Margaret Copping.
that the TAs are united in their contract proposals, and not to initiate a
"I don't think that people
understand the meaning of the
vote," said de la Cueva.
The outcome of the vote will
weaken the TAU's position in its
further negotiations with the administration, he said.
The union, which has been
without a contract since May 31, is
uncertain how the vote will affect
future negotiations.
"We have to consider things
carefully," said de la Cueva. He added he didn't want to comment on
the possible effects qf the result on
the union's bargaining position.
But he said the rsult will be discussed at a general meeting Wednesday.
Labour Relations Board rules
stipulate that all the members of a
bargaining body must be allowed to
vote during strike votes. This allowed both union and non-union TAs
to be given a ballot Monday.
may be needed for this year's program.
"The ministry has submitted its
figures to the Treasury Board," he
said. "Now, the treasury board has
to make an assessment of those
figures. How long that will take, I
have no idea."
Applications are still being processed and handled by the ministry,
said Melville. "The well is not absolutely dry," he said.
Lisa Hebert, Alma Society external affairs coordinator said the
government delay may be creating
"tension" among students.
"Students may be in fear because
they may have to take out bigger
loans than expected if the government doesn't come up with an extra
$2 million," she said.
UBC financial aid officer Byron
Hender said he was irritated by the
delay. "It's really important that
they do it soon," he said. "They
mustn't wait till January.
"The government has sent out
notices to students saying, 'We're
going to give you such-and-such an
amount'. It turns out they
underestimated the amount of
money for grants in their budget.
Are they going to meet the commitment they made or not? That's
what people are speculating
When asked if he thought the
government would decide to supply
more money to the program,
Hender said, "Your guess is as
good as mine."
"The governments (of the above
countries) have no respect for
human life," he said.
Juaez is also a representative'
from FONCA, an association for
Central American teachers. Its role
is to monitor human rights violations against teachers, and to allow
teachers to organize.
Nicaragua is the only Central
American country which allows
teachers and other groups to
organize federations, said Juaez.
The situation in Costa Rica and
Panama is not as severe as in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador,
he added.
Nicaraguan teachers also have
representatives on the Council of
State and are frequently consulted
about improvements to the education system, Juaez said.
Since the 1979 revolution the illiteracy rate in Nicaragua has
decreased from more than 50 per
cent to less than 12 per cent today,
he said.
A rising standard of living and
improvements in health care, and
housing have been commended by
the United Nations, Juaez said.
"In the period since dictator
Anastasia Somoza, Nicaragua's
standard of living rose from the
worst to the best in Central
America," said Juaez.
But Nicaragua remains a country
at war, he said. Counter-revolutionaries operating out of Honduras make daily raids across the
border and kill an average of four
people a day, said Juaez. The oil
supply in the major part of Corrin-
to was destroyed in a combined air
and sea attack recently, and on a
number of occasions Nicaraguans'
airport and only oil refinery have
been bombed, he said.
"This is the work of the CIA. We
know the CIA was involved in the
attacks because the weapons used
were new U.S. weapons."
"Students should support the
Nicaraguan people, and students
and the rest of Central America,"
said Juaez. "With that kind of support we will have the peace in
Nicaragua that we want." Page 10
Thursday, December 8,1983
Stupid stupidity for Christmas
Normally the last issue before
Christmas, The Ubyssey staff put
their little pointy heads together
and think up a Christmas present
list. The presents are offered to the
great, the powerful and those who
think they are.
The editorial normally runs like
this: "To so and so a such and such
for being so ... " This year we
started and very quickly something
struck us. Time and time again the
reason was 'For being so stupid'.
You know what stupidity is?
Stupidity is hiring scabs although
you know in practice you can't
because your business manager
told you he would not do the hiring.
Stupidity is when you vote to hire
scabs and are surprised when
unionized workers call your bluff
and walk off the job the next day.
Stupidity is when it takes two
weeks to realize you made a
mistake and overturn your original
Stupidity is when you refuse to
talk to the press and then complain
when they only quote the other
Stupidity is when you hire a guy
to work full time and then hire the
same individual to do a different
job while he's supposed to be do
ing a job he's already being paid for.
It's doubly stupid when, as AMS
president, the guy you're hiring is
Stupidity is when you double tuition fees, so that it costs less for a
B.C. student to go to an eastern
university (cost of a return air fare
Stupidity is when you annually
humiliate a group of your
employees for no other reason than
that you have the power to do so.
It's doubly stupid when that
group is the teaching assistants who
you depend on not only to teach
but who also represent the core of
excellence in your graduate program.
Stupidity is when you announce
that the future of the province lies
in high techology and lament the
fact that B.C. has to import expertise from those Eastern Canadian
universities and then halve your
higher education budget.
Stupidity is when you say you are
in favour of restraint and then increase the budget by 12 per cent,
the biggest increase in real terms
for 30 years.
Stupidity is firing government
employees with four months of
their contract left and then paying
them to sit at home.
Stupidity is when you cut $50 per
month for volunteer workers, and
then want to spend more than the
annual $400,000 cost in advertising
why you must do it.
Stupidity is when  you   receive
66.9  per  cent  support  and  then
This year's Ubyssey Christmas
list then is very short. We do not
want to give anybody anything,
what we want to do is take away.
We hope that next year those in
power who make ridiculous decisions, are taken away. Whatever
their political position. Now more
than ever the world has nothing
fear more than human stupidity.
Pedersen's plight
When university administration president George Pedersen
spoke to faculty Tuesday, he
told them what he planned to
do about the possibility of further Socred government cuts in
funding: tuition hikes, long term
hiring freezes, maybe even
faculty layoffs.
He warned professors to expect even worse to come after
next year's accumulated shortfall of $18 million. Furthermore,
he has paved the way for future
Socred funding cuts by proposing to have students pay for 20
per cent of the University's
operating costs, instead of the
current 11 per cent.
Pedersen has thrown in the
towel with the first round not
yet over.
Pedersen has been under
pressure since he declared his
opposition to government cutbacks, but he must remember
that his primary responsibility is
to the preservation and well-
being of the university, not to
the provincial cabinet.
With a five per cent UBC
enrolment increase and a six
per cent funding cut from the
provincial government, the
quality of this institution is
clearly in danger.
The situation is without a
doubt unacceptable.
The federal government provides 77 per cent of UBC's
operating budget and this year
they upped that assistance by
eight per cent. The provincial
government leeched this eight
percent transfusion, and next
year it wants to suck the blood
of the patient itself.
Rather than taking this lying
down, Pedersen should be
more active in opposing the
Socreds' irresponsible attitude
toward education.
If Pedersen believes what he
says — that education is part of
the solution in this province
rather than part of the problem
— he must be prepared to use
the potential influence of his job
to defend education.
Pedersen should resist
Socred actions, instead of
assisting them in their
systematic crippling of the
education system in B.C.
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Committee on Danger wants to survive nuclear war
In 1980 the Reagan administration succeeded in crushing the
ratification of the second Strategic
Arms Limitation Treaty, a
reasonably fair arms treaty that
took six years and two administrations to negotiate and complete.
Many Republicans thought SALT
II was too "moderate." Since
1980, the administration has embarked on it's own $1.5 trillion
arms buildup. In summary, the new
right have deluded themselves into
sincerely believing that nuclear war
is not completely unpalatable.
There is not enough space here to
go into a detailed analysis of the
current U.S. government, but suffice it to say that many of these people are not "playing with a full
deck". With the aid of the following quotes, one can at least get a
good idea of what I'm talking
• "Dig a hole, cover it with a
couple of doors and then three
feet of dirt on top . . . it's the"
dirt that does it ... if there are
enough shovels to go around,
everybody's going to make it."—T.
K. Jones, Deputy Under Secretary
of Defence for Strategic and
Theatre Nuclear Forces (1981).
• "It is possible for any society
to survive a nuclear war . . . nuclear
war is a destructive thing, but in
large part a physics
problem."—Charles Kupperman, a
1981 Reagan appointee to the Arms
Control and Disarmament Agency.
• "Wait until there's no radiation . . . you can tell by the dust
that comes down. If there's no dust,
there's no radiation."—T. K.
Jones, (1981).
• Upon being questioned by a
journalist in 1980 about the notion
that it makes no difference how
many more nuclear weapons you
have once you en annihilate your
enemy many times over—"Yes, if
you believe there is no such thing as
a winner in a nuclear exchange that
argument makes sense ... I don't
believe that."—George Bush, Vice-
• "We have a different regard
for life than those monsters do . . .
that gives them (the Soviets) less
regard for humanity or human beings because they're
godless."—Ronald Reagan (1980).
As General Omar Bradley said:
"We live in a world of nuclear
giants and ethical infants."
In response to the TV film The
Day After, The Ubyssey has printed
a few letters from students who are
basically of the opinion that it
would be bad if the west, specifically the U.S., had considerably fewer
nuclear weapons than the Soviet
Union. These students, I would
guess, probably feel that the U.S.
should deal with the Soviet Union
from a position of greater strength,
or in other words, build more
strategic nuclear weapons systems.
Well, if you're of this view at least
you have some influential company
in Washington right now. The unfortunate thing about all this is that
such a perspective is simple-minded;
and musguided at best, and at worst
could mean the all-out nuclear confrontation we all fear. Lest anyone
feels I'm being overdramatic, let me
share some interesting facts about
the men who currently occupy positions or power and authority in
Back in 1976 "The Committee on
the Present Danger" was formed in
the United States. It consisted of
men who are today identified with
the so called "new right". At the
time the committee's hallmark was
its aggressive, militarist doctrine
that said America must "re-arm"
itself in order to meet the "new"
military challenge the Soviet Union
was allegedly embarking on. These
extremely conservative men were
dogmatic in their insistence that the
Soviets had developed a
sophisticated civil defense system
that, combined with the USSR's
stategic nuclear capability, would
enable Moscow to wage and win a
nuclear war with the United States.
Central Intelligence Agency data
and intelligence at the time showed
the complete opposite, but this was
of little consequence to the
evangelists of the new right.
Through George Bush, a fellow
committee member who also happened to be CIA boss, a committee
group which became known as
"Team B" simply rewrote or excluded portions of CIA raw data
that did not conform with their
ideological views. This "modified"
material was then pandered to the
press and the public as reality.
Ronald Reagan was also associated
with this committee; so was Eugene
Rostow, Paul Green, Richard
Allen, Richard Perle, and Paul
Nitze, to name a few. Without exception, everyone of these men today hold positions of authority (or
have held positions since 1980)
within the Reagan administration.
It is obvious to any astute observer
of the administration today that the
president simply does not appoint
anyone to key posts if they do not
share the same machiavelian, right
wing views of Reagan and his
Wayne Nikituke
December 8, 1983
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Bill Seymour, Justin Wyatt and Robert Beynon came up out of a field somewhere in the tropics, their
AK-47s at the ready. Along with them was a farang photographer, NeM Lucente, trying to find the
politically correct view through the viewfinder. Jack Tieleman, Peter Couptand and Sue Mcllroy were
suddenly over them in a Huey (no it wasn't Craig Brookes), blasting away at the guerrillas as they
mounted pink elephant Paul Mlodzik to escape.
"Got to cut down on the tequila," thought Neil, but he tried a shot anyway, then took a photograph.
After a short blackout, he found himself hitching a ride in a truck with Marcia Kredentser, Noes Trebor
and Verne McDonald, a sleazy-looking mercenary who understood a little English, and a lot of foul.
"What are you doing here?" asked Neil. "I was hired to fight for a newspaper," answered Verne as
pamphlets depicting the joys of owning a home in Surrey fluttered down around them. "You're in the
wrong place," said Neil, and Verne quickly agreed, jumping off the truck. "See you at the next revolution. The Ubyssey," he shouted at Neil.
^ See page 18       	 Thursday, December 8,1983
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Geers fascinated with pre-pubescent genitalia
Since I have spent the last four
and a half years at UBC studying to
be a mechanical engineer, I am interested in the image we portray on
campus. It has, however, not particularly concerned me that people
stereotype us because I have never
experienced any substantial
The worst of it seems to be comments like "Oh, you're one of
those, eh?" and I can certainly deal
with that. I am far more concerned
about situations in which stereotyping provides a "justification" for
the exercise of power over those incapable of resisting it.
A situation which can promote
abuse of power is worth protesting.
The nuclear weapons balance, the
recent provincial legislation, and
women's issues all fall into this
I am especially bothered by the
subtler forms of abuse of women in
which no physical violence
necessarily occurs. The indulgence
of a pre-pubescent fascination with
genitalia promotes "relationships"
with women in which this fascination is the primary reason, if not the
only reason, for being together. The
richness of a selfless, giving relationship is consequently denied to
those who are unable to see a whole
Some engineers, afflicted with
this fascination, have at various
times had responsibility for producing our "newsletter" (required
reading for info on engineering
events) and have printed pictures
and "jokes" which can at the
very least be described as offensive
and more likely obscene. It is unfair
to those of us who are trying to
never mistreat women in either
thought or action to be subjected to
the puerile expressions of the
editors' obsessions. For those of
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you who have never had the misfortune to read one of our newsletters,
the following is an excerpt from the
Nov. 30 edition, "Ode to the
Christmas Spirit":
Frosty the virgin
Was a chaste and simple sou!
But her pants were tight
And the night was right
And her tits were hard as coal
Up to the bedroom
With a rubber in my hand
So she put it on
And we got to on
Till we both wore out our glands
There must have been some magic
So she began to buck
You never would have guessed
The fact that she had never . . .
Tony Hodgson
mechanical engineering 4
Don't stack facts on sexist cracks
I would like to congratulate Greg
Harms on the raising of a rather
thought-provoking issue in perspectives (Female engineers should
stand up to sexism, Nov. 22). Sex-'
ism is indeed an unnecessary and
oppressive burden, and the question
must be addressed.
I differ strongly, though, on the
choice of points raised in defence of
Harms' assertion that "discrimination fairly scream(s) at you" on the
campus or in engineering.
First, Harms refers to "the
engineer's (sic) annual newspaper
... the Red Rag. Unless Harms has
been sleeping or is generally ignorant of the fact, he should be
aware the Red Rag generated
(merited) a great deal of outrage in
1982 and was shortly thereafter
stopped. It did not appear in 1983
and I doubt strongly it will resurface in my lifetime. Furthermore, it
was not an official engineering
undergraduate society publication
as is the nEUSletter.
The smallest effort in researching
would have drawn Harms to these
well-known facts.
Second, the "Smoker" did not
take place during 1982-1983 and its
future is questionable. The facts,
Greg, only the facts.
Third, sexism is not "within
every blasted EUS publication". I
, would like to draw your attention to
The UBC Engineer. Just a very,
casual oversight, I am certain.
Fourth, the engineers' club has
connections with neither the B.C.
Association of Professional
Engineers nor the UBC Engineers.
Their attitude towards women is
arguably archaic and disdainful,
but it is their club and they are entitled to allow members as they see
Fifth, the Lady Godiva crest does
not come with the red jacket, but is,
instead optional. Nobody is forced
into the purchase of the Godiva
crest; I have seen a few jackets
without it.
Sixth, we can argue until we are
blue in the face, but the impression
I got from being close to the EUS
hierarchy is that the Godiva Ride is
an act of defiance in the face of
criticism, and not a premeditated
symbolic representation of women
as sex objects. If some people hold
the latter to be true, well, that's
their opinion. I strongly and bitterly
reject the allegation of sexist intent.
Again, we can debate this point until kingdom come; I am only giving
you my interpretation.
Since he is an engineer, I assume
Mr. Harms is capable of doing a little research and does not live in a
world out of touch with reality. I
am left to assume, then, that his
crucial distortions, inaccuracies and'
mournful policy of running out old
skeletons from closets long forgotten is only indicative of a woeful attempt to bolster a tenuous argument in an otherwise well-proposed
question. I would like to believe this
is not the case. I just do not enjoy
playing cards with someone who
wrecklessly loads the deck in his
As for the accompanying cartoon: the quote from the "nEUSletter" refers to women experiencing
sexual "discrimination." This has
been transmuted to sexual "harrassment" in the cartoon. As I
understand the English language,
the two words have entirely different contextual and literal meanings. I would suggest your artist
submit to a literacy test.
Rob Swiniarski
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Streisands' new Yentl:
mental as anything
"Yentl knew she wasn 't cut out
for a woman's life. She couldn't
sew, she couldn 't knit. Yentl much
preferred men's activities to
women's. Her father Reb Todros,
may he rest in peace, during many
bedridden years had studied Torah
with his daughter as if she were a
son. She had proved so apt a pupil
that her father used to say:
'Yentl — you have the soul of a
'So why was I born a woman?
'Even heaven makes mistakes.'
—From Yentl the Yeshiva Boy,
by Issac Bashevis Singer.
Yentl, Barbara Streisand's
new film, has been 15 years
in the making, but you
wouldn't know it by watching it.
Like most films that are products of
a self-proclaimed labor of love,"
such as Warren Beatty's Reds and
Richard Attenborough's Ghandi,
Yentl is soft and miscalculated —
it's a Barbara Streisand mar-
shmallow of a musical.
Yentl is nothing more than a
showcase for Streisand, who is in
virtually every scene and sings the
movie's whole soundtrack. It is a
dubious achievement for Streisand,
the person most responsible for bringing Yentl to the screen, and the
person most responsible for its
There are two movies in Yentl:
one that tries to adhere to Singer's
short   story   and   one   that   is   a
Starring Barbra Streisand, Man-
dy Patinkin, Amy Irving. Directed,
produced, written and anything else
you care to mention by Streisand.
Opening Friday at the Stanley.
pseudo-feminist tract at great odds
with Singer's viewpoint. Yentl
starts out satisfactorily, and in the
opening moments, a convincing setting is established: Poland, circa
In the village of Yanev, Yentl
(played by Streisand) is acutely
aware of her society's sanctioned
maltreatment of women. In the
film's first scene, a travelling
bookseller who comes to the village
only sells the religious books to
men: "Picture books for women,
sacred books for men." When
Yentl shows too much interest in a
religious text, the bookseller swiftly
rebukes her, until Yentl rationalizes
her curiousity: "It's for my
At home, Yentl takes care of her
father. In return, he teaches her the
Torah, the Jewish holy book that
defines the different codes of
behaviour for men and women. But
just when Streisand seems to have
grasped Singer's story, she loses her
grip by overjustifying her
character's desire to study and reject the traditional role model for
Jewish women. At one point, the
father makes reference to a dead
son, who isn't even mentioned in
Singer's story, thereby making
Yentl into a case of substitute love:
she's become the son her father
Singer's story is full of ambiguities about who Yentl is supposed to be, and what she becomes
after she decides to impersonate a
man when her father dies. There is
a Faustian motif in the story of
Yentl: a woman who loses her sex-
defined soul so she can study the
Talmud with other men. At the end
of Singer's story, Yentl feels lost:
she will not become a woman her
society expects and loses the one
man she loves, Avigdor. She disappears from the narrative.
In a movie that is more
masterflawed than a masterstroke,
Streisand has shortchanged the importance of her character's decisions. In the movie, when Avigdor
loses the woman he loves (Amy Irv-
STREISAND ... Is that my movie dripping from t
ing), the father-in-law is responsible for giving Yentl — who is now
disguised as Anshel, the Yeshiva
boy — the idea that he might make
a better suitor than Avigdor. Later,
even Avigdor pressures Yentl to do
the same. When Yentl declines,
Avigdor prepares to leave town,
leading Yentl to succumb more
from desperation and pressure than
the motive Singer ascribes to her —
"she would exact vengeance for
Dr. Gonzo makes cursed resurfacing
From the isolation of Woody
Creek, Colorado, Dr. Hunter
S. Thompson has finally resurfaced with a new book after four
years of offering his loyal followers
nothing more than the occasional
article in Rolling Stone. The king of
gonzo journalism has frequently expressed his disdain about writing,
but he has just as frequently trucked out his typewriter and bemoan
ed the need for paying the bills.
Thompson's latest book, The Curse
of Lono, is just such a novel to help
with the bills.
This time Hunter accepts an
assignment to travel to Hawaii to
cover the Honolulu Marathon for
Running magazine. Although
Hunter points out that there is little
money in journalism in the '80s
("We are into a very nasty decade, a
brutal Darwinian crunch that will
not be a happy time for freelancers"), he enjoys the action involved in "kicking ass". With his
long-time sidekick, illustrator
Ralph Steadman in tow, he arrives
on the island to examine the question of Why? ("Why do those buggers punish themselves so brutally,
for no prize at all?")
Two generations of political activists and social anarchists have
turned — twenty years later — into
runners. Why?
The answer might lie in the extension of an earlier Hunter assertion
that the '80s are the real time of fear
and loathing, a doomed period
when the odds are against taking
risks, doing new things and having
new ideas — the Time of Ronald
But Thompson never makes any
serious attempt to answer the question why, or to follow up on earlier
Thompson and a handful of
other outlaw journalists broke the
rules in the '60s by abandoning
traditional reporting and including
themselves and their opinions in
their stories. Thompson in particular became one of the counterculture's most influential voices,
with his own personalized style of
Gonzo journalism.
Tales of craziness and savage
drug binges abound in his writing,
which concentrates on political,
social, and sports scenes. Thompson entertains his readers by digging
up and exposing the seedier sides of
society's elite, and if this fails he
creates the seedier side. A good example of this is the 1972"U.S.
Presidential campaign, when he
started the rumour that Democratic
candidate Ed Muskie was addicted
to an exotic jungle drug, and then
proceeded to exploit that rumour
extensively in his campaign
coverage for Rolling Stone
In the Curse of Lono, Hunter
and Ralph quickly become
disinterested in the marathon itself.
Although entered in the race, they
head up to mile 15 to hunker down
at the curb with a fellow "gang of
degenerates" to cover the race from
a more relaxed perspective.
"It was a very rare kind of
freedom to belch any kind of cruel
and brutal insult that came to mind
because the idea of anybody stopping to argue was out of the question," Thompson writes in
characteristic style. " 'You're
doomed man, you'll never make
it!' "	
The Curse of Lono. By Hunter S.
Thompson and Ralph Steadman,
Bantam Books, 160 pp., $10.95.
At this point The Curse of Lono
degenerates to entirely center
around the activities of Hunter and
his entourage.
Hunter's frequent outbursts of
macho pride have by now
stereotyped his personalized style of
journalism. Whether it be a car ride
to the corner store ("It was almost
ten when I came rocketing into the
parking lot at something like sixty
in low gear and half out of control
in a serious four-wheel drift"), catching a Blue Marlin on a sports-
fishing expedition ("Dear Ralph,
we killed like champions"), or just
getting acquainted with the natives
("I didn't pack that goddamn
brutal Samoan war club in my
seabag for the purpose of crushing
The hoped-for sunny beaches
and relaxation opens itself to a
much more savage reality of a stormy, wind-swept coast, racial tensions and sudden violence, some
perpetrated by himself but
predominantly forthcoming of the
local mafia consisting of drug
dealers, sea captains and realtors.
Steadman, who has frequently illustrated the events surrounding
Hunter in his own psychedelic-
grotesque-schizoid way, has been
elevated here to co-byline status.
Not only does he extensively illustrate the current saga, but he is
also one of the major characters in
the story, albeit an unwilling "participant". Hunter uses Steadman to
put his own bizarre exploits into an
even wilder light by making Ralph
the frequent victim of much of the
"bad craziness" which seems to
naturally follow Hunter on his
savage investigative trails.
As the legend of Faust declares,
there is a price to be paid for wanting everything. (In one scene, Yentl
is asked what she wants, and she
replies: "More.") But at the end of
the movie, Streisand's Yentl is far
from confused about who she is
when Avigdor, having learned of
her secret, marries Hadass. The
movie goes against its bittersweet
grain by showing Yentl busting the
joy. It isn't clear what she's feeling
so good about.
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Dr. THOMPSON . . . Tl
The story itself is extremely
short. One hundred and sixty pages
are spread over a very generous and
airy magazine-style layout using
large print. Countless inserts of
historical accounts of the Hawaiian
Islands and an extensive use of
Steadman illustrations cannot hide
the fact that this is very low-calibre
The narration shifts between
what is real and what is stimulant-
induced fantasy are hazy to begin
with, but become more clear
towards the end when Hunter's
neurotic mind and his self-
aggrandizement take hold over him.
Lono, whom the book is named
after, was a king who ruled over
Hawaii in ancient and more prosperous times. After accidentally
killing his wife, he takes off to
foreign lands on a "magic" canoe.
In his absence, he is later deified as
Lono, god of excess and abundance, and his date of departure is
annually celebrated as the natives
anxiously await his return and the
accompanying prosperity.
Throughout The Curse Of Lono, nber8,1983
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Christians oppose new holy war
But then, the movie doesn't let
you get close to any of the
characters. In her first outing as
director, Streisand seems to have
concentrated all her efforts on the
exteriors and the props. But even
the cinematography, by David
Watkins, doesn't make sense. At
times, there is so much natural
sunlight on Yentl that the offscreen sun becomes a prop. At
other times, some scenes, especially
See page 15: BARBRA
Curse of the Hunter
there are historical accounts beginning with the arrival of Captain
Cook to the islands in 1779 — at the
time of the annual celebrations of
Lono — and ending with the
account of Cook's arrival as
Lono's return, and savagely kill
and eat him.
Hunter finally submits to his
phobias and sees himself as the reincarnation of Lono who will also
die, as part of the curse, at the
hands of hired thugs and realtors,
as the native population becomes
increasingly wary about the
doctor's presence on the Kona
coast. But by this time, Hunter has
proven his point (?) and feels he has
earned his pay, so he packs his bags
and heads back home.
"Fuck these people," he says,
trying to ignore his failure to answer
the question of what has become of
us all in the 1980s.
In The Curse Of Lono Thompson forsakes the realm of political
analysis and returns to writing
"weird" novels.
See page 15: LONO
By accepting the presence and
threatened use of the bomb,
American Christians have already
become captive to the spiritual
death it brings. The choice to make
nuclear weapons a part of our national life has made hardness of
heart a national necessity. We can
live with nuclear weapons only by
allowing some very basic moral
values to die.
Jim Wallis
Many people often make the
mistake of equating religion with fundamentalists
spouting off about God and country. In today's secular world, that
image is a good generalization, even
if it is not entirely accurate. But it is
true enough to make many of the
Christian contributors to Waging
Peace take aim at their fellow
Christians for not living up to their
stated beliefs by ignoring the dictates of the Bible.
Waging Peace: A Handbook for the
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Edited by Jim Wallis
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Waging Peace contains a lot
more than Bible-banging rhetoric.
Although almost all the arguments
are based on religious assumptions
and beliefs, the book presents many
important and original points to
people interested in the nuclear
And just as importantly, it
clarifies the role churches can and
probably will play in the growing
peace movement. In this way the in
dividual selections in the book are
relevant to people other than believing and/or practising Christians.
Waging Peace's major achievement is its clarification and condemnation of religious hypocrisy in
modern society. One of its favorite
themes is the image of God-fearing
politicians, generals or academics
defending and promoting the
nuclear arms race. The book takes a
brave and definite stand — it tells
Christians that they have been led
astray by the practitioners of the
modern state. Rather than following traditional Christian teachings,
many religious people today do not
live up to their beliefs. As one contributor aptly stated, they have
traded the cross for the flag.
Such arguments are not likely to
gain the acceptance or approval of
today's ideological pulpit-
pounders, who tend to see the
messiah as a combination of Adam
Smith and Edward Teller. Waging
Peace is aimed at the church
followers, not the leaders. In fact,
the book goes so far as to say that
Christianity is dangerously heading
down the wrong path and that congregations themselves must induce
church leaders to become more
outspoken and work actively for
social change.
Perhaps the most intriguing indictment of Christian America is
the charge that the arms race has
become a new Holy War. Infidels
have been replaced by communists,
and crusaders have been replaced
by inter-continental nuclear
missiles, but the basic mentality is
the same. The simple message of
Waging Peace is that the new
idolatory of nuclear weapons has to
be rejected for basic moral reasons.
In terms of peace activism, Waging Peace offers the reader a rare
and unique glimpse into the socially
active church groups, and what they
are thinking and doing about the
nuclear arms issue. This information is important because of the increasing role of religious groups in
the peace movement. The book
provides a look at their beliefs and
motivations, and does it in a way
that can be appreciated by non-
religious people.
As editor Jim Wallis states in his
introduction: "The question we
should be asking is, 'What has
become of us?' What does it say
about a people when they are
prepared to commit mass murder
against 'enemy populations,'
whatever the reason? For some
things, there are no reasons good
Waging Peace is a book Ronald
Reagan should read some Sunday
instead of going to church. So
should Yuri Andropov, if he ever
Cross Creek sinks
Martin Ritt's latest film
Cross Creek is a conventional, sentimental movie
which will no doubt lure its viewers
to sleep.
Like Ritt's previous films — Norma Rae, Sounder, Conrack — this
movie focuses on individuals
meeting challenges and expanding
their consciousness as a result of
their experiences. But unlike the
former films, Cross Creek is
lethargic and trite.
It is a complete waste 'of time.
Aside from the beautiful Florida
scenery, its only redeeming feature,
Cross Creek limps through a predictable story we have all heard before.
A woman writer, Marjorie Kin-
nan Rawlings, author of The Yearling, moves to a tiny backwater town
in Florida. She learns to survive
Cross Creek's cruel environment
and the community's ignorant attitudes. Ritt unfortunately offers no
twist or deviation from the usual
story of women becoming indepen
dent and overcoming economic and
political barriers.
The story crawls along for a full
two hours before Rawlings finally
comes to grips with her conflict and
And apart from the leading
character's uninteresting personality, we are subjected to Ellie, a
young girl attached to a fawn deer
named Flag. Ellie is so annoying
and cloying that one wishes she
would disappear from the screen.
Dana Hill, who plays Ellie, and
who was wonderful in Shoot the
Moon, has an accent that makes her
lines largely untelligible.
Mary Steenburgen has the introspective role of Marjorie, and
despite the boring script, she is adequate.
But although some of the
characters try to pull the story
together, it fails to stimulate the audience's attention or imagination.
Cross Creek is unfortunately not up
to Ritt's usual standards.
Psycho killer TA LKJ N GHE ADS
Byrne down house with funk
Early arrivals for the Talking Heads concert Saturday
may have been confused by
the lack of activity on stage.
Roadies and equipment were
nowhere to be seen and only one
microphone stood on the vast, empty stage.
Later, the lights dimmed and a
man dressed in white appeared carrying an acoustic guitar and a ghetto blaster. "Psycho killer, qu'est-ce
que e'est, fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa,"
was the obscure phrase he sang into
the microphone while strumming
energetically on the guitar.
This enigmatic figure was none
other then David Byrne, the guiding
force behind the Talking Heads and
one of the most important musicians to emerge from the creative
wave of the late '70s. Saturday he
led the band in a performance
featuring creative music and an
equally original visual presentation.
The visual concept in the first set
revolved around a gradual stage set-
l up. With each new song, a different
member of the group joined Byrne
until nine musicians filled the stage.
This slow build-up coincided with
the increasing complexity of the
When the entire band appeared
on the stage by the end of the first
set, they were playing their most
complex tunes, Burning Down The
House and Life During Wartime.
In the second set the audience
was treated to a barrage of simple
video effects, ranging from slide
projections on the large backdrop
behind the band, to creative use of
lighting and shadows. All the effects were used with discretion, and
did not interfere with the music.
Talking Heads' music has
gradually evolved from their early
days in New York where they
played before small crowds at punk
clubs such as CBGB's. Their debut
album, Talking Heads '77 appeared
during the peak of the punk explosion. It carried the intensity of the
punk sound, alongside Byrne's
dark, ominous lyrics.
The band's latest album, Speaking in Tongues, is dominated by
Afro-funk rhythms, a progression
from previous albums where Byrne
and the band only dabbled in these
sounds. Now the group has polished the drum beats and guitar riffs,
and programmed the synthesizers to
produce high quality funk. The core
members of the group, Byrne on
vocals and guitar, Chris Frantz on
drums, Tina Weynouth on bass and
Jerry Harrison on keyboards and
guitar have achieved a balanced
sound both harmonically and
An added twist to the band is a
change from the once cold, introspective lyrics. Now, Byrne's
message is positive. In light of his
mysterious personality, this seemingly accessible turn to the Heads'
music is probably part of a grand
scheme which only Byrne
The sparse crowd at the Coliseum
had no trouble understanding what
their reaction should be to the
music that was projected with clarity through the sound system, an
unusual occurrence for shows in the
ice rink. The crowd instinctively got
up and danced to all the familiar
tunes from the band including Once
In A Lifetime, Swamp, I Zimbra
and Cities.
While Byrne was the focus of the
evening, one song was devoted to
the Tom Tom Club, a band led by
Frantz and Weymouth. Their one
tune featured Frantz zapping in the
style of Grand Master Flash. Other
tunes displayed strong individual
performances from the back-up
band. Bernie Worrell on keyboards
stood out by providing the appropriate space-age sounds on synthesizers which make the Talking
Heads the premier band of the
eighties. Page 14
Thursday, December 8,1983
Riding the red crest of masculine tradition
Concerning the many, recently
published opinions on the geers and
their crest, jackets, etc.:
First of all, I really don't see the
reason for all this indignation at the
choice of crest and the way it's being related to. Lady Godiva was, if
anything, a woman who set first
things first and as such, she makes
an eminently suitable symbol for
practical people like the geers.
Secondly, in the jackets, the
"ride", the beetles orphaned in
unexpected places, etc., etc., we are
merely encountering something
very human and very ancient: a genuine little island of the original
brotherhood of men, which has
managed to survive till this day.
The scenario is that of a manly
trade, taught by men and carried on
by men. Naturally, it is pervaded by,
masculine symbolism and appropriately possessed of a tradition
of initiation into its ranks. The
displays of defiance towards
orthodoxy, but which are in
themselves of a traditionally
prescribed nature, the prevalence of
team spirit and the flaunting of
aspiring manhood — it all fits into
the picture.
Students of anthropology and
psychology will know what I'm
talking about, and students of
history will certainly know that
cultures such as the Greek and
Roman ones, which we try to
emulate in many ways, had no problems with clarity in these matters.
However, in this feminized society of ours, men in the making must
watch out. While the bulk of
displays such as theirs would nor-
Hail the leftist radicals
Congratulations to the leftist
radicals at The Ubyssey, who seem
to be getting some flak from small-c
conservatives in the student body. It
is a strange age we live in, where
right-wing extremists are "conservative" and moderate liberals are
"radical". Then again, what do
you expect in a province where the
government exercises fiscal
restraint by spending more money,
and decreases taxes by increasing
Oh well, next month it will be
1984.   War  is  peace,   freedom  is
slavery, and Mulroney is going to
be Prime Minister.     Jim Christian
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boys dare not but to modify their
manifestations into mere shows of
potential conquestatory powers,
such as the "ride".
Why this restraint, that so confuses all of us as to the true nature
and purpose of the aforementioned
ongoings? Because, fellow citizens,
our young knights in red know well
enough that the vindictiveness of
women in the War of Sexes is terrible! Still today, forty percent of our
baby boys have their foreskins
taken off shortly after birth, at the
request of their very own mothers.
Our geers know instinctively, that if
they should dare to go any cockier
in   their   rites,   the  commonplace
thing for the next generation could
easily be to have the entire terminal
snipped off.
The geers and other little groups
of that severely endangered species,
the honest-to-goodness human
male, have found a level of ex-
plicitness that is acceptable to the
majority, including themselves.
However, there are strong forces
and primal instincts at play
underneath those imaginative little
pranks. My advice to my zealous
sisters would be - back off. Don't,
in your lack of insight and in
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those with Irving, are underexposed.
It's a small miracle that the other
two major characters played by
Patinkin and Irving aren't lost in
the uneven treatment Streisand has
designed to appeal to all. To be
fair, there is one alteration in
Singer's story that makes sense:
Yentl secretly teaches Hadass (Irving) the sacred Torah, unbeknown
to Avigdor. Given Yentl's declarations about equality, it makes sense
that she would want to pass on her
knowledge and start a more just
What doesn't make sense is setting Yentl as a musical. There is little need for the songs, many of_
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seconds later, Streisand's lips start
lip-syncing the tune. The strategy
produces more than a few chuckles
since Streisand's booming crescendoes do not fit in with the stolid
cinematography — not to mention
the fact they also threaten to cripple
the six-tracks dolby system in the
Stanley theatre.
At the end of the movie, Yentl,
now on a ship sailing the rocky seas
(do we all get the symbolism?)
looks up to the sky and starts
reprising Papa, Can You Hear Me,
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Thursday, December 8,1963
Peace movement relies on terror tactics
Much has been written in The
Ubyssey about disarmament lately,
and most of it is nonsense. Supporters of the movement have relied
on terror and scare tactics, and have
ignored the facts.
It is true that disarmament could
potentially save millions of lives in
Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev and
Kharkov. What has escaped the
peaceniks, however, is that no
amount of whining, crying, bawling, protests, die-ins and marches
will do the slightest to the missiles
that are aimed at us. Those are
there to stay —indefinitely —
perhaps through the lifetimes of our
They will not be fired because the
free world possesses a nuclear deter
rent of our own. In order for this to
be credible, there must be no
chance whatsoever that our
defences could be stripped and
paralyzed by a sudden Pearl Harbour strike. It is for this reason that
we have what is called a balanced
deterrent and what the left has dubbed proliferation and overkill.
Without credible defences, we
would only be inviting Soviet aggression. The Kremlin is watchful.
It will take whatever is unguarded
or unprotected. If the West
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for this reason that they have heavily funded the Western peace movement. There is little hope for any
serious mutual disarmament talks
as long as the Russians have any
hope at all that Communist sym
pathizers and their dupes will successfully disarm North Atlantic
Treaty Organization for free.
I do not want to give the impression that the Soviet system is entirely bad. Communism has its good
points. For instance, the KGB quite
correctly recognizes that pacifism is
a psychological disorder rather than
a political issue. Russian peace pro
testers   are   cured   by   modern
Despite this advantage, I firmly
believe that democracy is superior
enough to Communism to be worth
defending. Most people realize this.
It is for this reason that the current
disarmament campaign will fail.
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Stories By
The Irish resistance movement
renews its pledge of eternal hostility
to the British forces of occupation
in Ireland. It calls on the Irish people for increased support and looks
forward with confidence — in
cooperation for the final and victorious phase of the struggle for the
full freedom of Ireland.
—A statement issued by the Irish
Republican Army on Feb. 26, 1962
as recorded in Bowyer Bell's book
The Secret Army, a history of the
With this statement the IRA
officially halted its resistance campaign against British occupation which began in December 1956. Two other
groups, the Provisional IRa and the
Irish National Liberation Army
continue to struggle using violent
means. Bell says a member of the
IRA's ruling body, the army council, mainly drafted the statement.
Bell's book describes this executive
member as a strong, heroic leader
who played a major role in guerilla
Democratic Revolutionary Front.
All of these groups are involved in a
"war of liberation", says
For the IRA, the focal point in
this war is stopping the British rule
in Northern Ireland, says
"British rule can't work and they
eventually are going to have to go
home. What we want to do is speed
up this process, we want to get
history going a bit faster and get
Ireland, for more than 800 years,
has been the British presence. The
deaths in Ireland from day one in
1169 were caused by English colonialism, when they came to rule us
and to rob us. They are the ones
who are responsible for it all."
Sinn Fein's political platform
provides a solution for the conflict
in Northern Ireland — the New
Ireland policy. The policy calls for:
• the withdrawal of British
forces and rule in Northern Ireland.
One Nation says "such a solution
would solve the problem of Ulster
(Northern Ireland), restore power
to the people, (and) correct
economic imbalance."
Kenneth Carty, a UBC political
science professor who teaches Irish
politics, is not optimistic about the
New Ireland policy. A policy calling
for a withdrawal of Ireland from
the EEC would bring economic
disaster, he says.
"Ireland  is  about  the  poorest
Sinn Fein member.
remains in deadlock
missions conducted prior to the
1962 truce. His name is Ruairi
He came to Vancouver recently
to speak on behalf of Sinn Fein — a
group commonly known as the
IRA's political wing.
When asked about his role in the
IRA O'Bradaigh hesitates. "All
that was a long time ago. I am 50
years of age and I am concerned
with my role at present and I don't
want to slant it in perhaps a sensationalist form with regard to the
"But when I was a younger man,
and of an age suitable for the armed
struggle 30 years ago, yes, this is
true, I did take part in the armed
O'Bradaigh was succeeded as
president of Sinn Fein in
November, after a 11 year term.
But he is still active in the organization and compares its relationship
with the IRA to the relationship
between the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front in El
Salvador and its political wing, the
Sinn Fein envisions united
country and British withdrawal
in Eire Nua — New Ireland
them out more quickly, and set up
structures which will answer the
needs of the Irish people."
As part of a continuing effort to
oust the British, Sinn Fein elected
councillors in 14 of the 26 south
Ireland counties in the last election.
The party also contests seats in the
British parliament that rules Northern Ireland, although elected candidates abstain from taking seats in
parliament because of their refusal
to swear allegiance to the crown.
The crown represents what
O'Bradaigh sees as the crux of the
problem in Northern Ireland. "In
my view, the root of the trouble in
• the unification of Northern
Ireland with the Republic of Ireland
in the south as one country with
four provinces.
• maximum decentralization of
power in government which would
result in a form of participatory
democratic socialism.
• non-alignment from organizations such as the European
Economic Community and efforts
to forge greater links with Third
World countries.
• nationalization of key industries to be worker-owned.
A Sinn Fein pamphlet entitled
country in Europe. There are people who argue the Irish economy is
worse than the Polish one. The
reason is because there's a small
agricultural economy, with few industries and not a lot of resources.
"Ireland has been advantaged by
being part of the European Community. If they're going to be self-
sufficient, there's going to be a low
standard of living," says Carty, adding that Ireland is dependent on
the EEC's tariff protection and the
contributions of multi-national corporations to the economy.
The policy, once implemented,
would also encounter political barriers, says Carty, who lived in the
south of Ireland for a year. The
population in the south would not
accept the policy because of its ' 'leftist" nature. "The weakest left of
all of Europe is in the Republic,"
he says.
Oonagh Clatworthy, a UBC
political science student, agrees that
See page 23: PROTESTANTS
Church loses
from attacks
onagh Clatworthy can't wait to get home.
After studying at English, Italian and Canadian universities, Clatworthy
is anxious to return to Coleraine, County Londonderry, a major Northern Ireland town. Fear is the last thing on her mind.
"There's no way that I'm scared. I know what the situation is, I know
what to do and say."
But fear and violence are part of daily life in Northern Ireland. It is
estimated that more than 2,300 people are dead and 24,000 injured as a
result of violence in this strifetorn area since 1969.
And the violence continues. Unidentified armed men killed three people
and injured seven in a machine gun attack on a Protestant mission in
Darkley, County Armagh.
Although the Irish Republican Army denied any involvement, Clatworthy says a small IRA cell containing up to four members could have been
responsible for the attack.
The organization recently switched from operating with battalions to
smaller cells in which members only know a few others involved, she says.
This system, which gives each cell more freedom and narrows the chances
of informers spying on the IRA, could explain the unusual attacks such as
the one in the church — a place previously immune to violence.
Ed Lavalle, Irish Prisoner of War committee chair, says the IRA could
have gained nothing in terms of strategy from the incident. He adds the
IRA are simply using every means available to defeat the Protestants and
the British, and are not "terrorists," as labeled by the commercial press.
"I don't think what the IRA does is particularly bad. What they're
fighting is a condition created by British violence."
Ruairi O'Bradaigh, former president of Sinn Fein, says the press ignores
the violence from British security forces in Northern Ireland.
"The fact of the matter is, the British army and militarized police have
killed 200 civilians on the streets, and the para-military organizations have
assassinated 700 people. There's no word of that at all. Three or four hundred members of the IRA have themselves been killed and indeed over a
100 of them killed because they were trying to meet a desperate situation
with home-made technology.
"The IRA has no source of arms and suppliers. What they have are
See page 23: IRA Page 18
Thursday, December 8, 1983
From page 10
Suddenly Neil was in New York at a party. "I've got to atop taking photographs," he thought, anapping off a few, then looking for his
camera. Out on the balcony, Arnold Hedstron and Muriel Draaiama argued about whether they should to to North Bay together. Muriel
came through the room in team (and rips), totally ignored by Rory Allen, Frances Lew, Cary Rodin and Peter Prongos, and waa followed
into the darkroom by Neil, who waa very jealous of his chemicals. Trying to fend him off, she began looking through photos. "This is a
good one," she said. "I guess it isn't yours." But it was his, snd was soon on the cover of Slime magazine.
Nancy CampbeTs taxi let Net off in the war-torn capital of The Ubyssey, and iriniedsnery Arnold Hedstrom jumped in, showing Holy
Nathan and Ian Timberfeke aside. Seeing the coast was dear, snd not bed weather inland, eHher.Nel rushed to find Muriel by the pool, noddng to
veteran Mr correspondents Carol Lake and Dale Jack. Muriel was quick to fl him in. The njing party is being swamped by something
called the N.J.D., which is just Diane to take over and restore the ownership of Deborah Mills to the Elena Millers at any John Price and
institute something they csll Alar Olijum, whatever that is. They have s hero called Brian Jones, whose picture they scrawl on the walls
snd under the seats of buses. Sarah Cox hare can tell you more." But the sultry interpreter would only aay Brian was more a symbol
than a real person and that dogma was mora important than real life.
Neil regained consciousness in a nightclub where he was posing along with Muriel and Arnold around his SHme cover. "Ah, heck,
can't get the flash to work," grinned Eric Eggertaon. Arnold meanwhile pointed out Kelley Lee and Julie Stanton, who he said would
make your Andres Bakke crawl rf you knew what they were involved in. Then sirsn Dab Wilson noticed Arnold and motioned him over
to the piano to sing the Bureau Chiefs Lament. "Write it, and re-write it right," he crooned while Eric continued to fiddle with the flash.
"Maybe this win help," siad Robby Robertson, tossing a grenade. "Better dick the shutter fast."
Betsy Goldberg screamed, Doug Schmidt scrawled "Viva Brian" under the seat of busboy Charles Campbell and the grenade went
off, spraying blood and body parts snd putting three extra syllables in Corinna Sunsrarajan's name. "I feel like my head's been blasted
off," said Neil as he awoke in the frenzied newsroom of the Hotel Ubyssey. Rob Permar was trying to gat through to Barbara Walden at
ABS, Raymond Lee was trying to get hold of Sylvia Berryman at CBB and Arnold was on the phone to Glen Sanford at CUP. "What the
heH do you mean, you got no room because Joel Pecchioli is visiting Poland? I've got a bright here about flashbulbs and hand grenades.
Look, I know ifs not funny, but neither is Pecchioli." Disgusted, he hung up the phone. "It looks like I'm going to North Bey after all,"
he told Muriel. "Good, then I won't," she said.
Muriel finally got her interview with greasy dictator George Pedersen. "I sm realty not a bad guy," he confided, trying to chuck tier
under the chin. He showed her a picture of Pat McGeer. "I go to the grave of his principles every day and lay flowers in the tomo ot
education quality. I'm realty a sentimental kind of guy." Outside, Mitch Hetman was explaining to Neil that Pedersen was not really a
scummy bastard who would sell out his students for the sake of black ink at the bottom of the operating budget. "I mean, you guys go
and call him fascist, but he could just be a blundering idiot. It depends on your point of view, or mine as a blundering idiot." Neil meanwhile was trying to get the fog off his lens as he attempted to get a shot of Charlie Fidelman, Miss Cuba of 1964. Suddenly, he had an
idea, once again passing out.
"I want to find this Brian guy," he told Muriel. "Not that ifs important, or newsworthy or interesting at all. It won't even make a good
picture. But I have a thing about scrawled-on walls and bus seats." Fortunately, Neil Dowie tipped him off that the famous and
notorious spy Shaffin Shafrff might know something. Lucente sneered. "I don't take pills. I just take pix," he said.
They found Shaffin in hie sumptous villa, ensconced with Charlie. "I know she is s Fidelman, and I really should associate with
Batistaman. You know, my jokes are weak. What I really lack are principles or morals, especially when it comes to picket lines. Perhaps
I exaggerate. But after ail, I am a terrible spy. I don't talk enough. How else could I find out that students have become apathetic 10
years after everyone else knew it? But Brian? Ah, I cannot tell you anything but that he lives at Trutch House and is usually home bet-
ween 9:30 a.m. and 2:16 p.m. Beyond that, I can tell you nothing." Neil looked at Muriel. "I guess we'll have to look for him on our
own." '
They sat off for an obscure provincial capital. Just as they got to the Steamer Plant, a tank, Craig Brookes, blocked their path. Sarah
Millin emerged from a nearby hovel to toss a cider bottle. The fizzing liquid caused Brookes to sneeze, blowing Sarah away. Neil and
Muriel abandoned their car to jog throught the streets, being health fanatics and knowing tanks are bad for the health. Muriel whispered
into her notebook: "Something smeHs funny . . . Trish Sayweil running with a pig . . . remember to send in laundry on Tuesday."
Just then Stuart Dee, Thor Anderson and Sarah pulled the two intrepid journalists through a doorway. They moved through the
building to a sports desk, where Peter Berlin sat autographing balls. "Peter, Peter, you've got to help us,"cried Sarah. "The union na-
zional is holed up in the Lutheran Campus Centre. We need your skill." Derting down alleys, cannonballing down streets snd javelining
through cracks in the wall, they reached the kindly revolutionary pastor George Hermanson, who mentioned loudly toward the clock
tower. They snuck up and Peter unleashed his famous hard bowl which had been the terror of batsmen in front of the wickets in Wales.
Only the sleazy mercenary Verne survived to plug Peter between the shoulder blades with a beer bottle. "Tell Monte Stewart that
waan't cricket," gasped Peter as he expired. Muriel turned tear (and rip) filled eyes to Sarah, who shrugged. "So what?" she said. Neil
was so disgusted he talked Muriel into showing him her futon, and he showed her the position for doing a Rob Handheld.
At laat they found Brian's camp. It was a place of simple joys, where Lisa Morry and Angie Gerst shared bottles of rubber cement,
where Chris Mousseau and Brian Fader played with toads and lizards in the dust, and where the smell of putrefying, decayed flesh was
hidden beneath the cloying sweet scent of Mark Weisler and dung beetles. Bill Tieleman led Neil to s stylish coffin. "You umms good
photog. ungawa geesh. You make Brian look like maybe not dead yet." Neil agonized over journalistic ethics for maybe a couple of
nanoseconds, then agreed. nj
In The Ubyssey capital, Arnold was there to congratulate Neil on his coup in making Brian appear somewhat human, and wonder *}
why Muriel referred to him as "Who?" Then, after Neil promised to show Arnold where he could pick up a scoop that Glen would 8
maybe print in the news exchange, the trouble began. First, Muriel and Neil took Arnold to a statue. "It was originally a statute of Victor S
Wong," said Muriel, "but then they decided the head was dead weight and replaced it with that of Chris Wong." Arnold was stunned. B
"You have me dodging bullets to look up a couple of dead horses' asses?" he asked. £
Then Neil cleverly decided Arnold was a bit too much trouble and made sure he got lost on their next search for a story so Arnold g
would make the mistake of asking Gordon Clark an intelligent question and thus get blown away. The hitch developed that Gordon also W
made an attempt to blow Neil away, so that he had to run and hide amid the barrios of The Ubyssey. While Mary Jewell arid Richard 8
Ozimek tried to find him, he was fortunately taken in by a haggard old peaaant woman, Kelly Jo Burke, who slyly made sure young 85
soldier Stephen Wisenthal would find him. But Stephen decided no holes in the head was better than two between the pair of them and K
let go to return to Muriel at the Hotel Ubyssey white the revolution reached its climax, as did several staff members who hsd decided to K
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Muriel had meanwhile been in a hospital watching a video tape loop of Arnold getting it between the ears, and absorbing several »
more bullets when the first seemed to have no effect. "You have rips in your eyes," revolutionary nurse Patti Flather said to her. "No, S
they're tears," said Muriel. "Maybe we should have killed off all the old hacks yesrs ago rather than one at a time," said Patti. B
Muriel staggered beck to the hotel while staffers bombed .themselves and everyone else in an attempt to make sure there was not an Mt
old hack left alive. Pedersen and Hetman, of course, escaped without a scratch to live in Florida and pretend they were French- j(
Canadians. While Sarah led the staff in a chant of "Brian, Brian, Brian," Muriel and Neil stumbled into each other on the balcony of the $g
Hotel Ubyssey. "It think we fucked up quite royally," said Muriel. "I wouldn't do it again," said Neil. Then sleazy mercenary Verne appeared out of nowhere, leading the cheers as each old hack was drawn and quartered. "See you on Airstrip One," he grinned.
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Reflexology gets in step with
arch rivals stress and anxiety
Here's a nice little pre-exam stress
Take off your shoes and socks. Place
your hands side by side so the index finger
from one hand touches the index finger on
the other. Now grasp your foot with fingers
on top of the right foot and thumbs
underneath in the arch.
Rotate the hand nearest the toes in an up
and down motion as though wringing a wet
towel with one hand. Repeat after moving
the hands closer to the end of the toes.
I never suspected feet and stress were in
any way related until an aquaintance suggested a year ago he'd "do" my feet. I
thought he was joking, or if not, then
But curiosity and agony prompted me to
get to the bottom of his claim about foot
reflexes — reflexology.
I constantly have a sore neck. My back
often feels like steel springs have been
sadistically stretched across my chest to pull
my shoulder muscles apart.
I bite my nails and I'm highly irritable.
I don't know how many ways stress affects my day to day performance and
overall health.
But I do recall spending the night before
my 8:30 a.m. calculus exam with a friend
who in vain tried to calm my nerves so I
could get some sleep.
The student health clinic put me on some
sort of pill that carried a warning not to
combine with alcohol.
My body slept but the anxiety didn't stop.
Recently a local newspaper ran a huge
headline over a photo with rows of students
cowering over exam papers which read,
"Exam Fear? Stay Calm." Time magazine
in early June asked the more urgent question, "Stress: Can we cope?*'
The affliction gets worse after leaving the
protection offered by hallowed halls and
ivory towers. The American Academy of
Family Physicians says two thirds of visits
to family doctors relate to stress.
Many corporations now have programs
to fight reduced productivity because of
stress. Stress is chronic and is caused today
by innumerable factors.
Time reported the most common cause of
tension today is the changing attitudes
toward personal relationships — relaxed
sexual openess, new gender roles, sexual
orientation, and the family.
The bottom line is stress is a health factor
throughout our lives — at home and at
work. Can we cope?
Here's another stress reducer. Place your
hands on either side of a positioned foot so
the fingers at the palm touch just below the
toes. Move hands vigorously in opposite
directions so the left side of the foot moves
up while the right side moves down. Concentrate on relaxing foot muscles to help
the rhythm.
Stress, whether caused by over work or a
rocky relationship, is a symphony of
chemical changes orchestrated by the
hypothalamus gland. It stimulates body
processes which alter brain activity,
heart, blood pressure and the level of
glucose supplied to muscles.
In short, the body's functions leave
equilibrium. Some stress is good but when
the imbalance doesn't stop after the
stimulus is removed unwanted symptoms
According to The Complete Guide to
Foot   Reflexology   (Prentice-Hall,   1982,
$11.95), reflexology's aim is to restore the
lost balance through reflexes in the feet.
Reflexology is more than simple foot
Just as acupuncture maps out pressure
points around the body, reflexology identifies zones on the feet which affect different areas when stimulated.
For example, the tips of the toes represent the top of the head. Working this area
has special significance for head problems
such as eye and ear disorders. Lower back
and pelvic reflexes are located near the heel.
Zone locations have been identified
through practise since 1900. Dr. William
Fitzgerald discovered pressure, like in a
clenched fist, could anesthetize another
body zone to dull or remove pain. Since
then practitioners have constantly added
new reflex points.
But despite the rather detailed map of the
foot and corresponding areas of the body,
most reflexologists use general treatment
solely to fight stress through relaxation.
As the book says: "If reflexology never
accomplishes anything more than combating stress with relaxation, it is serving its
purpose well."
Vancouver reflexologist Chris Shirley
says when you get rid of the problem,
stress, a lot of the symptoms disappear. But
he adds it is not a replacement for medical
As a reflexologist, he can't legally
prescribe, diagnose, or claim cure for
ailments. In fact, a dispute over calling the
practise a form of therapy — zone therapy
— forced the name to be changed to reflexology, he says.
Today, Shirley, who's been "doing it"
for about two years, has a small but
dedicated clientele.
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"I don't know what the population of
Vancouver is, but I see a small percentage.
Most people are inhibited. People are sensitive about having their feet touched — as
sensitive about their feet as they are about
having their genitals exposed."
Shirley says the North American attitude
to sexuality is a barrier to relaxation
through the feet because touching is prohibited.
But people have other hang ups too.
They think sweat is obnoxious, he says.
Feet naturally perspire a lot since they have
the largest pores in the body.
"If you've got sweaty feet and feel embarrassed there is a simple solution,"
Shirley says referring to water and a towel.
We need norms to establish a code of
behaviour for practising reflexology. "It's
hard for someone to initiate and hard for
someone to know how to react." That's
one reason why Shirley opened the Vancouver Reflexology Institute in Kitsilano.
Through lessons, and private and drop-in
sessions, people can be formally introduced
to reflexology.
Reflexology has many advantages for
managing stress, says Shirley. It's simple to
learn, it relaxes the whole body, it's more
practical and permissive than a whole body
massage, and with a little confidence can
open the door to touching.
"If your feet don't feel good you know
you don't. I think that's been known
through the ages."
Here's one last technique to ease stress.
This one's hard to do without practise. It's
called the lung press because it affects that
area of the body.
Make a fist with your left hand. Place the
fist on the bottom of the right foot just
below the toes. Put your right hand on top
of the foot with the palm just leaving' the
toes showing. Grip the sides of the foot
with the fingers and thumb. Push the fist
into the foot allowing the right hand to absorb some pressure then push the right hand
back against the fist while squeezing the
sides of the foot. Repeat developing a
smooth rhythm.
These are just a few warm up exercises to
loosen up the feet. If you've found them a
bit hard to do on your own feet, don't
worry. It's easier with a friend and a great
way to forget about that exam. Page 20
Thursday, December 8,1983
Graduating support needed
Attention graduates
First of all congratulations! We
are graduating this year and that is
something to be proud of. For
many of us next year our formal
training will be over. We will be
entering, hopefully, into the world
of the employed. For those of us
continuing we have achieved our
first major step. We have proven
that we can succeed. It is important
then to take advantage this year of
the enjoyment it can give us. If
what we have accomplished at UBC
is worthwhile, then let's let
everyone know about it.
There has been a grad council
formed which has representatives
from each faculty. The members of
the council are enthusiastic and are
willing to work hard to make this
year a memorable one, but a hand
full of people cannot do it alone; we
need your assistance. There will be
many events this year for our
graduating class, if they are to be a
success we need support. Support
not only in running the events, but
also in sheer numbers. It is a simple
equation; the more people the more
At present there are two important issues to deal with. We need
valedictorians and we must choose
a gift for the University. If you have
any ideas of a person in your faculty who would make a good valedictorian then please let your
undergrad society know. There will
be three valedictorians chosen to
represent our graduating class; one
for each day of ceremonies. If you
have a friend who might enjoy the
opportunity why not nominate him
or her. It will make the ceremonies
more personal if a friend, or any
member of your faculty, is chosen
to represent the class.
The choice of a suitable gift is of
equal importance. We have approx
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to be a single item, in fact last year
the money was divided between
four. It may be of interest that last
year two of the gifts chosen directly
benefitted the two faculties which,
had suggested them.
It you have questions or would
like to get involved you can phone
me at 733-8139. I want to make this
a memorable and enjoyable year for
everyone. It does not take much effort to get out and enioy yourself.
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1984 grad council
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Sporadic sputters plague young Spetters racers
The existence of the central trio
of three male characters in Paul
Verhoeven's Spetters is defined by
the motorcross racing circuit. Two
of them are young bikers who want
fame as racing Champions, while
the third is a mechanic. Watching a
national hero cross the finishing
line, they cheer for his victory
because it's the only thing that gives
their lower-middle class lives any
meaning and hope.
Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Playing at the Towne
The only real maturity these men
have is fostered in their friendship
— they're best friends. But you
know that although Reen (Hans
Van Tongeren), Hans (Maarten
Spanjer) and Eve (Toon Agterberg)
are entering adulthood, they don't
know how to cope with life, and
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they haven't thought about anything
much except racing and women.
Their treatment of young women is
gruff and cavalier, but they don't
see anything wrong with that.
So when they run into a sensual
older women who runs a fast food
stand, they all want to go to bed
with her. What they don't realize,
however, is that Fientje (Rennee
Soutendijk) is wiser and more
money-hungry than any of them.
She's only hanging around with her
brother, a homosexual, until an opportunity comes along — much like
the three youths, who are also anticipating great opportunities.
Spetters is about the failure of
opportunities to lead into greatness.
During the course of their lives, the
three  men   slowly  dissolve  their
friendship over Fientje and lose
touch with each other.
Verhoeven's film is realistic, all
right, but it hasn't been well
thought out; it is also considerably
less sexually graphic than the advanced publicity has made it out to
be. The realistic portrait of the male
characters-frequently shortchanges
the female characters, and it also
offers an offensive analysis of Eve's
latent homosexuality.
A lot of things that happen in
Spetters are hard to accept as slice
of life depictions, including Eve's
homosexual rape. When Eve is
raped by Fientje's brother and his
friends, he also turns gay; as the
brother tells him afterwards,
"Don't pretend, you liked it." It
doesn't   help   that   the   only
foreshadowing that occurs about
Eve's homosexual inclination is an
almost cliched impotency and
alcoholism, and an unexplained
penchant for robbing gay men.
The film's lack of analyses may
. mirror what Verhoeven is trying to
say about the characters, that they
don't articulate their feelings and
merely succumb to the forces
around them. But when Reen
decides to commit suicide, the film
enters a territory that demands
some kind of proper foregrounding
or explanation; otherwise, it makes
about as much sense as Eve turning
As it stands, Spetters is far from
"passionate and thought-
provoking." It is merely lacking
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Thursday, December 8,1983
UBC Symphony Orchestra: music of
Webern, Mozart and Brahma, Dae. 8, noon,
Dae. 9, 8 p.m., Old Auditorium.
Unlvaraity Chamber Singers: Christmas
Choral music, Dec. 11, 2:30 p.m.. Museum
of Anthropology. 228-5067.
Faculty Chamber Music: music of Vinter,
Reinecke and Thuille, Dec. 12, 8 p.m.,
Recital Hall.
Solid Brass: featuring five of Vancouver's
best trombonists who do it in seven positions,
Dec. 17, Hot Jazz Club, 36 E. Broadway,
Elmer Gill/Eddie Lockjaw Davis: the tough
tenor in town with a local vibraphonist, Dec.
14, Hot Jazz.
Blaine Dunaway: a hot jazz quintet featuring
Blaine Dunaway with, you bet, Hugh Fraser,
Dec.    11,    Classical   Joint.   231    Carrall,
Gettin' Off Eaay: a jazz vocal trio featuring
on piano, you got it again, Hugh Fraser, Dec.
16-17, Classical Joint.
Chano: African roots music, every Thursday
in  Dec.,  Soft  Rock  Cafe,  1925 W. 4th,
Asiyah: a kind of UB40ish sound, well worth
catching for good reggae,  Dec.  10, Soft
Rock Cafe.
Mountain Railway/Waterbound String-
band plus one more: a evening of bluegrass
from unknowns, Dec. 9, Oddfellows Hall,
1720 Gravely.
Vancouver Chamber Choir: a baroque
Christmas, Dec. 9, 8:30 p.m.. The Orpheum,
D.O.A./Actionauts/Shanghai Dog: three
of the top political bands in Vancouver, look
for a grey-haired lady in the audience, that's
Mrs. Shithead, Dec. 9, Commodore.
Glenn Branca: "His forte is massive sonic
grandeure" writes the N.Y. Times of this ex-
soteric guitarist, Dec. 10, 9 p.m., Grsndview
Legion. 2205 Commercial, 876-9343.
Screenings at Robson Square Cinema, 800
Robson St. Dec. 9: Fight, Zatoichi, Fight.
7:30 p.m.; Zatoichi To The Rescue, 9:30
p.m. Dec. 10: Zatoichi and the Doomed
Man, 7:30 p.m.; Zatoichi to the Rescue,
9:30 p.m. Dec. 11: Fight, Zatoichi Fight,
7:30 p.m.; Zatoichi and the Doomed Man,
9:30 p.m.
Ridge Theatre (16th and Arbutus, 738-6311)
Dec. 8: Vertigo, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Dec.
9-15: The Trouble With Harry, 7:30 and 9:30
Vancouver East Cinema (7th and Commercial, 253-5455) Dec. 8: Dr. Zhivago. 7:30
p.m. Dec. 9-11: Venice 1983 International
Advertising Festival, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Dec. 12-13: Gandhi. 7:% p.m. Dec. 14-15:
Electra, 7:30 p.m.; Satyricon, 9:30 p.m.
Towns Cinema (919 Granville, 681-1732)
Spetters. 7:15 and 9:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun.
2:30 p.m.
Hollywood Theatre (3123 W. Broadway,
738-3211) Dec. 8-11: The Seventh Seal, 7:30
p.m.; Citizen Kane, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 12-18:
Battle of Algiers, 7:30 p.m.; The Conformist. 9:34 p.m.
Savoy Cinema (2321 Main, 872-2124) Dec.
10: Starstruck. midnight. Dec. 12-13: After
The Fox, 7:30 p.m.; The Magic Christian,
9:15 p.m. Dec. 14-15: Cujo. 7:30 p.m.; The
Shining. 9:15 p.m.
Pacific Cinemetheque (1155 W. Georgia,
732-6119) Dec. 9-12: Citizen Harold; On
Guard for Thee, Part One; The Most
Dangerous Spy, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 13:
E; On Guard for Thee, Part Two: A
Blanket of Ice. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 14:
You're Under Arrest; On Guard for Thee,
Part Three: Shadows of a Horseman. 7:30
and 9:30 p.m.
Eleanor Marx: a new play by Leonard Angel
directed by Charles Siegel, Dec. 13-17, 8
p.m.; Dec. 17, 5 and 8:30 p.m., Dorothy
Somerset Studio.228-2678.
An Entertainment At The Cafe Terminus:
set in a French cafe a la Toulouse Lautrec, an
entertaining and thoughtful look at terrorism
with music, Dec. 8-9, 8 p.m., Cap College
Studio Theatre.
Godspell: a rock musical that struck somber
tones with my roomate, Q.E. Playhouse,
Working: based on a book by Studs Terkel
(No lie, this is his name, a twisted, demented
VISTA writer did not put in Studs, by the
way,   Arts and  Review types are  needed,
hipsters  only  please),   Tues.-Sat.,  8 p.m.,
Studio 58. 100 W. 49th, 324-5227.
Crew:  an alley tale in one act,  Dec.   10,
Carnegie  Centre,  8  p.m.,  free,   Dec.   11,
Western Front. 8 p.m., $3.
F.O.B. (Fresh Off the Boat): the struggle of
Chinese immigrants and succeeding generations, till Dec. 11, Firehall Theatre, 280 E.
Cordova, 689-0926.
A Christmas Carol: whoo wee, a family holi-
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Theatre, VTC/CBO.
Reflection On Crooked Walking: Ann Mor-
tifee's Jessie Award winning musical fantasy.
Arts Club Granville Island.
Tha Dead of tha Winter: Paul Gross' Gothic
thriller, Arts Club Seymour.
I Do, I Do: a delightfully delightful musical
about marriage. Art* Club Revue Theatre.
Granville Island. Phone 687-5315 for info for
all Arts Club productions.
Catherine McGrath is showing her Recent
Works on Paper until Dec. 23, The Artists
Gallery. 556 Hamilton St.
Rajoicel Rejoicel An Exhibition of Joyful
Expectation* featuring German 16 Century
wood cut prints, including "Life of the Virgin"
by Albrecht Durer; also. Women Waiting, a
series of large, lacquer paintings of pregnant
women by local artist Joy Zemel Long, both
run until Jan. 2, Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344
Gilpin St., Burnaby, 291-9441.
Watercolours, realism reflecting B.C. landscapes by Tas Antonopoulos, Dec. 11-30,
Carnegie Centre, 401 Main St., 665-2220.
Kwagiutl Watercolours and Drawings:
presented by UBC Anthropology students until Jan. 1 at the Museum of Anthropology
Theatre Gallery. 6393 NW Marine Dr.
Museum Quality: presents purchases at the
Museum of anthropology, until Jan. 15, in the
Rotunda (see above).
Rat Art X-mas Show featuring rhoden-
tophile Bill Rhennie, Dec. 12-23, Unit/Pitt
Gallery, 163 W. Pender St., 681-6740.
Gioia Timpaneili: a broadcaster, writer, performing poet who is a central figure in the
North American storytelling revival presenting
an evening story performance on Fairy Tales:
Their Meaning for Today, Dec. 9, 8-10 p.m.,
IRC 6, 222-5261.
235, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.. Tommy Africa's Restaurant,
1010 Beach Ave.
Mens ice hockey vs University of Lethbridge, 8
p.m., Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
Talk featuring a speaker on SORWUC, radical
feminist trade union, noon, Buchanan D362.
Film — "Bethune," (film biography of Or. Norman
Betnune, admisaion free. Auditorium of the Aaian
Research Centre.
General meeting, 1:30 p.m.. International Houaa,
Upper Lounge.
Diacusakxi: Some thoughts on how the Bible was
compiled and the lecture series, noon, EMAX 106.
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Tickets on sale for the New Years Eve ball from
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General meeting and election of executives, 3:30
p.m., SUB 216.
Buy a seat on the ski bus, special student rate —
$12, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Manning Park.
Mens ice hockey vs University of Lethbridge, 8
p.m., Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
Cocktail dance party, $10 for members, $12 for
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Page 23
Protestants would veto unification
From page 17
many in the south would find the
policy unacceptable. But she says
the policy would receive greater opposition in the North.
Well informed about Northern
Ireland, she will complete work on
her thesis in two weeks and will
return to her home in Coleraine,
County Londonderry. The
predominantly Protestant town is
on the Atlantic coast about 60 miles
north of Belfast.
Although the town is more stable
Paisley, the Protestant leader of
the Democratic Unionist Party, was
instrumental in the 1974 general
strike that successfully curtailed attempts to install a coalition government bringing together Protestant
and Catholic ministers from north
and south.
The action illustrated the barriers
to achieving consensus among the
four groups involved in the conflict
— the British, the population in the
south, and the Catholics and Protestants in the north, says Carty.
New Ireland
than problem areas in Northern
Ireland such as Belfast, "it does
have its sporadic violence," says
Clatworthy. "It's not a safe town
where you can just sit down and
talk about politics."
Clatworthy is also hesitant to talk
about her role in the Irish conflict.
She vaguely describes the activities
she took part in, saying only she
knows politicians in her area. But
she says she is "friendly with Ian
Paisley's right-hand man."
IRA supported
From page 17
home-made weapons. They have no
means of taking down the British
helicopters, or piercing the armoured vehicles," he adds.
But Clatworthy says the era of
home made technology in the IRA
is over. Libya and Syria donate
weapons and help train members of
the organization, she says, adding
this extra support could increase the
levels of violence in Northern
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"All four of those groups have a
veto on any permanent solution."
Clatworthy says the New Ireland
policy would not be exempted from
this veto power. "There's no way
the Protestants would placidly accept a unification of Ireland, Protestant people would refuse to participate in the government. To impose it would be catastrophic."
A withdrawal of British troops
from the country would be equally
catastrophic, she claims. It would
create a civil war and violence
would be brought down to the
south — a place now relatively free
of the tension that engulfs Northern
Ireland, says Clatworthy.
Ed Lavalle, chair of the Irish
Prisoner of War committee, says
the British have come close to
withdrawing several times in the last
10 years. The political fallout of a
British withdrawal could be
minimized if the troops do so
gradually, he said.
"If the British gave a statement
to withdraw, the political process in
Northern Ireland could develop to
the point where withdrawal could
be accomplished."
Carty points out that the British
will not leave until the majority in
Northern Ireland ask for their
withdrawal. Despite the Protestant
majority who support British rule,
opinion could change if the
economy deteriorates further, says
Lavalle. Living conditions in Nor
thern Ireland, especially among
Catholics, are horrendous, he says.
"Anyone who has been in working class neighbourhoods in Northern Ireland where Catholics live
have been appalled by how they
But Lavalle says Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government is a
major obstacle to a resolution of
Ireland's conflict. "She's not a
problem-solver, she's a problem-
maker. She's prepared to sacrifice
British lives for principle."
Carty also believes that
Thatcher's "hard-line" approach
to problems in Northern Ireland
will not change. He says the most
likely prediction for the strife-torn
area is "more of the same."
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Thursday, December 8,1983
Newcomers beat visitors
Bill Edwards is a newcomer to the
UBC basketball program. But he is
not alone. The new coach is also
adopting a virtually brand new
team after a full-scale houseclean-
ing. Only two players remain from
last year's edition of the Thunderbirds. The returnees are Steve
Glover and Pat West. I
Tuesday night, the 'Birds
defeated Chung Ang University of
Korea 81-69. West stood out, scoring 16 points. Ken Klassen, a
former standout with Mennonite
Educational Institute and Trinity
Western University, contributed 14
points for the winners. Tae Won
Park led Chung Ang with 27 points.
It was the fourth straight loss for
the Koreans, who still have two
dates left on their six-game tour of
Canada and the U.S.
Edwards, who is quick to praise
and also quick to criticize, described his team's performance in one
word: "Lousy. We didn't play very
well. I think basically that it's the
end of the first half of the season
and everyone was a little bit tired.
Everybody's concerned about exams. I don't think they were mentally ready to play."
But on the whole the 'Birds have
come ready to play this year. They
already captured the Buchanan Cup
in the annual series with Simon
Fraser University and have a winning record in exhibition play. If
the team is as ready in the spring
when  the  regular  season  begins,
UBC could better its 3-7 mark of
last season.
Edwards is expecting big things
from Glover. The speedy 6'4" forward played sparingly last year but
this year he will be busy. "Glover
has to get in there. His maturity and
experience will really be a big factor."
Klassen is the other source of experience. "UBC only has two
returnees but Ken Klassen has more
experience than our entire team
combined," said SFU coach Mike
Jage Bhogal, a 6'6" forward is
another starter. Bhogal, who wears
a cumbersome knee brace because
of a recent injury, played in the
U.S. last year. "That brace is just
an excuse for his lack of mobility,"
says Edwards. "He is not really
very mobile."
Doug Eberhardt is the fifth
starter. Eberhardt is a tenacious
guard. At 5'9", he is the shortest
man on the 'Birds roster.
Some of the more adequate backups are Erik Lockhart, the former
captain of the West Van
Highlanders, and Ron Bartel, a
very impressive outside shooter.
Marty Basso is also a capable
Edwards, who is currently completing his master's degree, has an
advantage over former coach Bob
Molinski. Edwards, 34, is on campus full-time. Last year, Molinski
commuted daily from his teaching
job in North Vancouver.
Edwards   future   at   UBC   is
UBC loses final
two b'ball games
The UBC women's basketball I
team lost their final two games
before the Christmas break on the
Ironically, coach Jack Pomfret
reckons teams such as Belco of
Seattle, who defeated UBC by a
score of 89-50 and 74-56 at hor.e
are the perfect opposition for his
squad at the moment.
Games against teams that good,
says Pomfret, force UBC to
"upgrade tempo, aggressiveness
and defence" in preparation for the
Canada West season which starts in
Belco, with a host of international players, are good, and are also
tall. Two players are over 6'2" and
one is 6'4". UBC's only six footer,
rookie Jean Van Der Horst was out
due to injury and will undergo a
knee probe Friday.
Last year UBC lost 6'3" Joy
Elliott from a knee injury.
Against Belco Electric Saturday
senior Cathy Bultitude was the top
UBC scorer with 20 points. Canadian National team member Debbie
Huband led Belco with 29 points.
On Sunday, Lind Edwards potted 16 points for the 'Birds. Colette
Pilloud and Nadine Fedorak had 12
each while Lori Clark managed 21
for Belco.
In addition to Huband, Belco
also have Canadian internationals
Carol Turney-Loos and Tracey
McKara, ex-UVic and 1982 Canadian Universities player of the year.
"The reason we schedule such a
powerful team is to improve our
own playing. Our players become
more alert because their offensive
and defensive mistakes are
capitalized on so quickly," Pomfret
An improvement was noticeable
between the first and second games.
The latter showed the UBC women
working the ball around faster and
more consistently. "Even though
we lost it is satisfying to see the team
react more quickly," said Pomfret.
Apart from the lack of height,
the team is much stronger than last
year, more aggressive, shooting better and has more speed," Pomfret
The improvement in shooting is
dramatic. This year 40 per cent of
shots are successful, up from 23 per
cent two years ago. Free throws are
going in 65 per cent of the time, up
from 45 per cent two years ago two
years ago. Two years ago the team
had its notorious winless season.
This year they are 7-7.
This year's team has the ability to
be the first since he returned to
coaching to make the playoffs,
Pomfret hopes.
Pomfret has been very fortunate
with graduations and recruitment.
All of last year's starters have
returned and the squad has been
strengthened by the arrival of Van
Der Horst from Abbotsford, and
Linda Edwards, former national
team member who has come to
UBC for post-graduate work.
Cathy Bultitude, who made second
team all-star in the West two years
ago, has also returned.
To make the playoffs, UBC must
finish in the top four in the west,,
assuming, that is, that Victoria also
finishes in the top four. To do this
awesome feat, they will have to
defeat an Albertan team. Calgary
and Alberta are both rated in the1
top five nationally and Lethbridge
have been in and out of the top ten.
So the task will not be easy.
unclear. "The athletic department
wants to hire a permanent coach.
Right now, I'm just a replacement
but I've told them that I'm interested full-time. They're going to
let me know by Christmas."
The best Christmas present for
the 'Birds would be some more fan
support. Tuesday, about 200 were
in attendance at War Memorial
Gym.   Of  that  total,   half were
Koreans   who   live   outside   the
university community.
Attendance at most UBC athletic
events is down this year despite the
fact that four UBC teams are defending national champions and
several others are league champs. It
is ironic that while most students remain interested in the teams'
records and still boast about being a
part   of   a   champion   university,
many have never even seen a UBC
athletic event.
If either of the basketball teams
do well this year — or any other
team, aside from the women's field
hockey team which has already
recorded a second consecutive national crown — maybe the team
should think twice about who they
would like to thank for so much
— rory allftn photo
UBC 'BIRD JUMPS to catch golden egg from heaven in annual ethnic ritual. 'Bird catches two opponents flat-
footed in competition for heavenly bliss, earthly blessings and trip for two to North Bay, Ontario. Questioned
afterwards, 'bird said, "Cluck, cluck."
'Birds second best to number one
The UBC Thunderbird hockey
team discovered in Edmonton this
past weekend that there is a certain
inevitability when playing against
the number-one ranked university
hockey team in Canada. Not only
are you going to lose, but probably
by the same margin.
The Thunderbirds left the Oil City with a pair of 6-2 losses to Alberta Golden Bears. The Bears are currently tied for first place in the
Canada West conference with the
defending national-champion
Saskatchewan Huskies, who are
currently ranked second.
Since there are only two play-off
spots in the conference, the 'Birds
will have to either play well over
their heads or be one of the top two
collegiate hockey teams in Canada
to make the play-offs. Not an easy
If there is any consolation in
playing the nation's toughest
university hockey conference it can
be found in the ever-improving play
of the 'Birds. In fact, they
have lost only one game all season
when not playing one of Canada's
top two teams. It makes a respectable overall record of 11 wins,
seven losses and one tie seem even
Playing well for the 'Birds so far
this season is new goaltender Wade
Jenson, who boasts a 3.68 goals-
against-average. The leading scorer
is forward Daryl Coldwell with 13
goals and 9 assists for 22 points in
19 games. Forward Grant Harris
has the most assists with 12 and is
second in scoring with 20 points.
Playing well on defense is Rick
Amann who is a three-way threat.
Amann leads all defensemen with 6
goals, plays defence very aggressive
ly, but also leads the team in penalty minutes with 60.
UBC's next league game will be
against Saskatchewan at home Jan.
13. Until then the 'Birds will also
be at home for a pair of exhibition
games against Lethbridge Pronghorns Dec. 29 and 30.
W     L    GF GA   PTS
Alberta 8 2 48 23 16
Saskatchewan 8 2 50 32 16
UBC 4 6 33 48 8
Calgary 0 10 22 50 0
Mahovlich, Monaghan, Keon and
other starts to play at UBC, Friday
The Vancouver Canuck
Oldtimers will not simply be trying
to score more goals than the UBC
Thunderbirds Friday. Their main
goal will be a charitable one.
The money will be set aside in a
Father David Bauer Scholarship
and Hockey Award. The game will
honor Father Bauer, who coached
Canada's 1964 Olympic hockey
team. It was Canada's first truly national hockey team and was based
at UBCA. Father Bauer also coached the Thunderbirds in the 1962-63
Friday's game will feature six
honorary 'Birds suiting up for UBC
along with the usual Varsity roster.
Former NHL pros Dave Keon,
Garry Monahan and Frank
Mahovlich will form a line as well as
former Olympic team members
Doug Buchanan, Mickey McDowall
and Roger Bourbonnais. Both Keon
and Mahovlich played for Father
Bauer at St. Michael's High School
in Toronto in the late fifties.
The Canuck Oldtimers line-up includes Canuck goaltenders Cesare
Maniago and Dune Wilson, along
with forwards Orland Kurtenbach,
Dennis Ververgaert, Chris Oddleif-
son and Rick Blight.
Game time is 7:30 p.m.


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