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The Ubyssey Oct 29, 1981

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Array Creationist fights 'anti-intellectuals'
Evolution is the cause of disease and suffering, according to a prominent creationist.
"An organism must have been right first
to have something go wrong with it" and
evolution is responsible for this degradation, said Gary Parker, a biology professor
at San Diego's Christian Heritage College.
Creationists squared off against evolutionists in a well-attended debate Monday
night. Almost 1,000 people turned up to
hear Parker and Dennis Chitty, UBC
zoology professor emeritus, present their
arguments in Woodward IRC 2.
Parker also had to contend with evolutionary heavyweight David Suziki, who was
in the audience. The UBC zoology professor slammed Parker's "snow job of information" and his use of quoting out of
context to prove evolution doesn't exist.
Sponsored by the campus group Citizens
Against Undermining Science Education,
Chitty viewed the debate as a "welcome
challenge to tidy up beliefs on science and
its limitations."
Chitty said it is amazing to find dispute of
Darwin's principle ideas. "The ideas of descent with modification can be tested on any
species," he said. "The concept of natural
selection has the same high scientific status
of Hippocrates, Aristotle and Pasteur.
"The study of evolution must be comprehensive, consistent, something we can
disagree with."
But Parker countered with "creation can
give you something to disagree with."
Relying extensively on colorful
overhead transparencies, Parker used an illustration of a pebble and an arrowhead to
support his basic contention that a creator
Evolution was the pebble, a product of
time and chance, he said. On the other
hand, the arrowhead was shaped and
moulded, given properties that it wouldn't
have or couldn't create on its own.
"You can't see the creator, you must use
the tools of science: logic and
observation," Parker said.
He also chided the audience for its "anti-
intellectual spirit" when pressed for the age
of the earth. "There is no unanimous agreement among creationists, we are open
minded," he said.
"We can't make any dogmatic statement
about the age of things."
Chitty said it was difficult to give scientific facts supporting evolution. "Science
must find something consistent with obser
vations. Common ancestry caused
divergence under forces of change in the environment."
But, he added, special creation is outside
the realms of science. "Creation explains
everything, there are no unsolved problems.
Evolution has countless problems; this is
the way that science must proceed."
Parker disagreed. "Creation is a starting
place for the meaning of order, and we have
to be able to defend our answers.
"Why would a creator make us go
through these (embryonic) stages of tail,
yolk sac, gill slits, etc., if they are not
necessary?" he asked. People today suffer
from "evolutionary malpractice" with procedures such as tonsillectomies and appendectomies, which Parker considers unnecessary.
Low offer
may force
TAs to leave
Unless UBC's administration increases its current wage offer to the
Teachers Assistants Union, many
TAs may be forced to drop out of
university, a union spokesperson
said Wednesday.
Union recording secretary Malcolm Kennard said the TAs want a
15 per cent wage increase but the
administration is only offering 10.
"This meagre offer is an indication of the contempt in which the
university holds the union," says a
recent TA newsletter.
The dispute arises out of a difference in attitude between the administration and the union, Kennard
"The administration feels no obligation to pay us enough to support
us while at university," said Kennard. "We feel we deserve a living
"They (the administration) are
satisfied with the package so they
see no reason to discuss it further.
The university seems to feel they
don't need us. The university is
pushing us to see what we'll do."
The faculty needs and wants TAs
to maintain a high standard of education and to reduce its work load,
he said.
"In the last two years my marking load has jumped from 40 students to 100," said Kennard, who
TAs a chemical engineering class.
As a result the quality of marking
has gone down, he added.
Other negotiation issues include
the insertion of a sexual harassment
clause, a revision of sick leave regulations, and an assurance that TAs
will be allotted sufficient time to
complete assigned duties.
In contrast to the 10 per cent
wage offer to the TAs, other campus unions have received 15 per cent
increases. Faculty received an 18
per cent increase and graduate fellowships have increased in value by
23 per cent.
The increase in salaries granted
associate professors is greater than
the total wage TAs would receive
under the proposed package, the
union said.
Two American TAs have been
forced to drop out of UBC already
because of low TA wages, Kennard
When asked about the possibility
of a TA strike, Kennard replied
"Who knows?" Last year TAs narrowly rejected a strike vote after
months of difficult negotiations.
This is the second contract the
union has negotiated.
The university administration has
estimated the minimum amount a
graduate student needs to attend a
year at UBC and it is $3,800 more
than the maximum a TA could receive under the proposed package, a
TAU spokesperson said.
STOP? HEY WHAT'S THAT SOUND everybody look what's floating
down, bewildered student hums to himself upon discovering mysterious
head had been tailing him all over campus. Student thought perhaps ad-
— arnold h.d.trom photo
ministrative type head was after even more money to make up $8.4 million
shortfall in university budget and had resorted to hiring ghosts to get the
dough. Why not, they've tried everything else.
Engineering school gets rich quick
The UBC engineering school is
almost $1 million richer this week.
The Universities Council of B.C.
awarded UBC $980,000 of $1.5
million set aside for engineering expansion in the province.
UCBC said the money is for the
employment of faculty in the current academic year and for the
school's future expansion. The
funds were a line item in UCBC's
current budget.
The money is unrelated to the
university's general operating grant
and does nothing to alleviate UBC's
$8.4 million shortfall caused by
unexpectedly high faculty and staff
wage settlements.
Despite the grant, applied science
dean Martin Wedepohl said it may
be necessary to limit engineering
enrolment next year. But, he added,
the proposed limit of 450 first year
engineers may be revised upward.
There are currently 1,744 UBC
engineering students with 483 in
first year.
Wedepohl said the school is aiming for 2,500 undergraduates within
seven years, but the plan depends
on continued funding from the provincial government.
Funding shortfalls currently
plague the engineering school and
in September UBC's senate passed a
proposal to limit enrolment next
year. But the board of governors rejected the proposal Oct. 6 and sent
the motion back to senate for
The engineering school submitted
a report to UCBC in September saying its current financial resources
are adequate for only 1,400
"In 1981-82 the enrolment will be
about 1,800 and in 1982-83 about
2,000," the report said. "The shortfall in resources will inevitably lead
to a decline in the quality of education, possibly to the point where
our engineering programs will lose
The report said the school will
need an additional $3 million next
year to provide a quality education
for 2,000 undergraduates.
The report noted undergraduate
enrolment has more than doubled
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since the early 70s, but faculty and
staff numbers have remained virtually unchanged due to funding
UCBC's decision to give nearly
$1 million to the engineering school
comes on the eve of increasing
demands from the provincial
government for universities to place
more emphasis on professional
schools and pay less attention to
liberal arts programs.
UCBC also gave $320,000 to the
University of Victoria and $200,000
to Simon Fraser University.
Administration joins forum
Administration representatives will speak with
students Friday to discuss financial cutbacks at UBC
and their effect on the quality of education.
UBC vice president Michael Shaw will attend a noon
hour forum sponsored by the Students for an Accessible Education. It takes place in the SUB auditorium.
Awards officer Byron Hender will also speak.
"What we're trying to do is make people aware ot
the   danger   cutbacks   pose   to   UBC,"   said   SAE
spokesperson Bill Tieleman.
Tieleman said he is glad the administration will have
representatives at the rally because it will allow
students the chance to listen and respond to administrative views of the university's financial crisis.
Political science professor Phil Resnick and
Jonathan Katz, president of the Teaching Assistants
Union, will also speak. The forum will conclude with a
question and answer period. Page 2
Thursday, October 29, 1981
Hairy puce blorgs in this tiny island
kingdom sang and rejoiced
Wednesday at the announcement of
murder charges being laid against
dissident blorgs Glance Doldrum
and Peeper Mudhill.
"Throw them in jail and throw
away the key," island vice dictator
Puppy Chow said Wednesday.
"That Mudhill deserves what he
gets, just look at the mess I had to
clean up after he left office — all
those dead bodies, yuk!"
Island dictator Snarlea Hotgun
declined comment saying,
"whatever his royal exultedness
Dog Kennel wants is fine with me."
Island disco manager Snarles
Redneck called the charges unfortunate, but timely. "How much do
you think we can make of the book
and movie?" he asked.
The only island paper, The Daily
Blah, owned by the infamous
Amalgamated    Media    Services,
reported Tuesday the charges were
laid after an incident last week in
which Mudhill and Doldrum were
caught murdering good taste by
performing another idiotic tech rat
prank on island residents.
Blah spokeschild Bland Sandface
said the outcast blorgs had placed a
73,000 tonn aircaft carrier on the
island, causing the island to sink,
and almost killing all the inhabitants.
After days of bailing, the island
was saved, Sandface said.
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Page 3
U.S education needs bucks
Unlike their Canadian counterparts, U.S. educators oppose further tuition increases and are
pushing for higher taxes to bail out
post-secondary education.
The same day seven Canadian
university presidents recommended
doubling tuition fees to reduce
university dependence on government funding, Washington state's
six university presidents pledged
their support to Governor Spellman
to increase sales, business and occupation taxes to raise the necessary
funds to maintain post-secondary
In a Sept. 29 interview with the
University of Washington student
newspaper, the Daily, Evergreen
State College president Dan Evans
said the state legislature sharply
boosted tuition this year, but promised higher quality education.
"It would be a real breaking of
faith for the legislature to go in and
cut back sharply now," he said.
"We'd have the higher tuition, no
extra benefits, and then have to
reduce below what we had before."
Spellman had ordered a 10.1 per
cent spending cutback for the six
universities in September, but in a
letter to the Daily Oct. 2, said he
had "no choice under the law."
(The state budget and accounting
act requires the governor to make
across-the-board cuts as soon as a
deficit is determined.)
"I find these cuts in education
and in other areas unacceptable,"
Spellman said at the time. "I
believe that they cannot be achieved
and vital services provided to the
people and the children of this
state. It will be difficult, if not impossible, in the areas of education,
institutions and other programs to
absorb a 10 to 20 per cent cut.
"It would be patently unfair to
expect increased tuitions, paid by
the state's higher education
students, to buy decreased educational opportunities," he added in
his letter.
Spellman will present the universities' case to a special session of the
legislature in November. He has not
embraced a specific tax plan for the
session, and indicated that some
cuts are certain.
The current 10.1 per cent cut will
mean a cutback of $33 million
at the University of Washington,
the west coast's largest university.
FAMILY SMILES WITH RELIEF at end of tense 36 hour pumpkin-
napping incident Wednesday. Abductors threatened to carve pirated
legumes in bizarre ritual commencing midnight Oct. 31 if multi-million
dollar ransom was not paid. "I'll light a fire in the middle of their heads that
— craig yuill photo
they'll never forget," threatened abductor in taped threat. Family at first
replied, "Five cents too much," but agreement was reached at undisclosed
sum exceeding $2.
McGill exec quits 'ugly' student society
MONTREAL (CUP) — Charging that the McGill students' society
is "an ugly monolithic corporation," its vice president Richard
Flint resigned in protest Oct. 19.
In an open letter to the McGill
Daily Flint claimed that the students' society had become undemocratic, lacking general assemblies,
procedures for the recall of elected
representatives, and wide votes on
the organization's budget.
"The students' society is politically bankrupt," wrote Flint.
"Most of its efforts are concentrated on providing business services to
students: food, beer, pizza.
"The staff structure of the society mimics most corporate associations. There are a lot of underpaid,
non-unionized workers, and a couple of overpaid management executives who are not students. Needless
to say, most of the former are women, and all of the latter are men,"
continued Flint's letter.
Flint apparently recommends
revolution as a means of rectifying
the students' society's problems.
"We cannot change the students'
society from within," writes Flint,
"anymore than we can change the
International Monetary Fund by
becoming bankers. We have to
overthrow the students' society."
In an interview, Flint stated that
he will continue to participate in
what he considers to be "useful
groups" on campus. He is interested to see what reaction his resignation draws.
"I hope some people will wake
up and do something about the student's society," he said, "but probably no one will give a damn."
When asked how his fellow members of the executive committee
would manage without him, Flint
replied, "They'll continue to fumble along under the illusion that
they can do something practical."
"There will be more of a consensus on the executive committee now
that I've left," he added.
When informed of Flint's resignation, students' society president
Liz Norman expressed disappointment.
Flint was elected as an arts faculty representative last spring and
then other councilors chose him to
serve on the society's executive
Flint's resignation also leaves va
cancies on the university senate,
and senate ad hoc subcommittee on
the university's obligations and responsibilities to students and the
seriate steering committee.
"Richard worked very hard and
he has been successful at changing
some things," said Norman.
"I realize that it's frustrating
when it takes so long to effect
change," she added. "But there are
people who disagree with Richard,
and until we can find out what
students want it isn't fair to scrap
everything we've built up."
Norman said she respected Flint
for resigning. "He has refused to
compromise his position; that takes
guts," she said.	
Referendum coming
A new Alma Mater Society committee is preparing for a spring
referendum on SUB renovations.
AMS vice president Pat Chow, who is chairing the committee, said
Wednesday "at present there is lots of space in SUB which is not being utilized. Areas such as the second floor courtyard can be turned
into additional space for AMS clubs or offices."
The first of a series of meetings to collect student input takes place
Sunday at 7 p.m. in SUB 260.
A renovations referendum failed last year because it did not
achieve a 10 per cent yes vote. It called for $1.5 million additions to
both the SUB courtyard and a new underground plaza.
Bill Maslechko, Student Administrative Commission director, said
Wednesday the earlier referendum failed for two reasons.
He said the proposals received "negative feelings" from students
because it appeared to be a "one man project." He added it failed
due to lack of publicity.
The new proposal will not include plans for building an
underground plaza, but will concentrate on the courtyard, he said.
Already $4 million has been cut,
despite a 75 per cent tuition increase
this year and a 20 per cent hike
slated for 1981-82.
The university is also considering
closing for at least a week, possibly
at the end of the fall quarter, to
save money.
If additional funding is not
received to reduce the $33 million
cut, as many as 259 faculty
members will be fired and enrolment reduced by 3,500 students.
In contrast to the U.S. educators'
attitude, an Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada committee advocated indexing tuition
fees to 25 per cent of a university's
operating budget. Tuition currently
accounts for 10 per cent of UBC's
operating budget.
The proposal would see UBC tuition for a senior arts student rise to
about $1,770 from $710.
Despite the committee's presentation at the association's conference
Sept. 28, AUCC president James
Foulks said the association has no
formal position on tuition fees, but
"without question" most faculty
members oppose increased tuition.
James Ham, committee chair and
University of Toronto administration president, said tuition fees
should reflect a kind of "social contract," between students and society, where those who benefit directly
pay a larger share of the costs.
But, the report does say an increase in fees should be accompanied by increased student
greet ship
USS Ranger
The American aircraft carrier
USS Ranger will be greeted by Vancouverites when it arrives at English
Bay noon Friday.
But the welcoming committee
may not be quite what officials are
Greenpeace and other groups, including UBC's environmental interest group, are organizing a 10
a.m. protest rally at Jericho park.
Greenpeace will send small craft to
greet the carrier with an invitation
for it to stay out of English Bay.
Greenpeace organizers said
Wednesday it is repulsive that the
Ranger visit Vancouver on the last
day of international disarmament
week. The vessel carries 70 to 74
jets, all capable of dropping nuclear
Greenpeace said the visit is a
definite message from U.S. president Ronald Reagan to Canadians
that disarmament will not be
tolerated, and the vessel represents
the military advantage the U.S. has
over Canada.
The rally is designed to show the
U.S. that symbols of the arms race
will not be tolerated in Canada, and
that Canadians are not awed into
submission by America's military
The Ranger is considered particularity repulsive because it was
used extensively for bombing
villages during the Vietnam war.
Totem tucked away
MONTREAL (CUP) — Concordia University has apparently found
a new way to display west coast Indian totem poles — horizontally in
the toxic chemicals work area of the
fine arts building.
Fine arts officials do not know
who is responsible for the move,
nor how the totem pole was moved
to its new location. Page 4
Thursday, October 29, 1981
university of Washington daily graphic
Help protest U.S. menace
The arrival tomorrow noon in
Vancouver's English Bay harbour
of the American aircraft carrier
USS Ranger marks a new stage in
president Reagan's new "gunboat
Already this year the American
navy has flexed its muscles off the
coasts of Grenada, Libya and
Nicaragua. Now, during the UN
declared "World Disarmament
Week," a 73,000 ton vessel carrying
70 nuclear-equipped attack
bombers and 3,500 American
sailors will try to impress on pacific
Canadians what our southern
neighbour is really all about. (Coincidentally, a similar American show
of force will take place this weekend
in Halifax harbour).
The timing of the "visit"
highlights Reagan's campaign to intimidate and discredit the growing
world disarmament movement and
provides additional "oomph" to
American complaints about
Canada's national energy and
foreign investment review programs.
The "visit" of the nuclear
weapons-equipped USS Ranger also
means that Vancouver will become
a prime target for nuclear attack for
the five-day duration of the
Ranger's stay.
Concern and anger over this
latest (and closest) manifestation of
Reagan's "gunboat diplomacy"
has activated a number of Vancouver groups and individuals to
protest this un-called for "visit"
(even mayor Harcourt has condemned it).
Greenpeace is mobilizing for a
"seaborne protest" of the USS
Ranger's arrival tomorrow, starting with a 10 a.m. rally at Jericho
Beach and culminating with the
noon launching of fishing, sailing
and leisure craft to greet the U.S.
warship with a Vancouver-style
Saturday noon at Robson Square
the Central American support committee will hold a rally protesting
U.S. intervention in Central
America and the Carribean (where
'Nasty criticism' slammed
Must you publish reports as vindictive as Heather Conn's review
of Robert Altman's recent Vancouver film premiere? Critical incompetence is depressing enough, but nasty critical inco.mcetence is
unbearable. One wonders, reading through "Altman, hypocritical
hype," Oct. 23, what gross physical injury the director perpetrated
on Ms. Conn.
Or perhaps she simply responds poorly to overweight people. Or
creative people. Or rich people. Or politically uninterested people.
We are, in any case, dealing with the worst kind of criticism wherein
a personal contempt for the artist is thinly concealed beneath a tattered cloak of journalistic objectivity.
So Ms. Conn didn't like Robert Altman. How unfortunate.
Would she find any solace in the thought that Mr. Altman, had he
noticed her, would have had similar grounds for contempt?
Gordon Cavenaile
massive U.S. navy maneouvers
"Halcon Vista" and "Ocean Venture '81" have recently taken
place). Speakers include spokespersons from the Sandinista trade
union council (CST), CASC, and
Greenpeace. Latin American music
will also be featured.
Finally, the United Nations
Association has tentatively planned
a noon-hour rally for Sunday at
Robson Square to wind up "Disarmament Week" by protesting the
menacing presence of the USS
The participation of UBC
students, faculty and staff at these
protests is important. Hope to see
you there!
Alar Olljum
arts 3
'Not asked' or
'asked not to'?
The front page of your Oct. 22
edition contains a blooper that falls
into the "For Sale: piano by lady
with wooden legs" category.
You state that professor Peter
Singer "was asked not to give a
public lecture for the Vancouver Institute." Neither the Vancouver Institute nor any other organization
of which I am aware is in the habit
of issuing invitations not to speak
(though for all I know journalists
may be the frequent recipients of
just such invitations).
The unfortunate fact is that there
are more worthwhile speakers
around than Saturday evenings to
accommodate them. Thus professor
Singer, like several billion other human beings, was not asked to address the Institute this session.
Peter Jones
executive director
alumni association
Warm up world
In the '50s the North American public was seized with the fear of dying
horrible deaths from nuclear fallout. They lived during an era known as the
Cold War.
It is now the '80s and the world isn't a much warmer place. With the
election of world leaders like Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, the
Cold War is heating up once again.
The movements toward disarmament in Western Europe certainly offer
North Americans some sign of hope that real change can come through
political protest and solidarity. Last weekend 100,000 people marched in
West Germany demanding that the NATO build-up in that country stop
and world leaders begin to consider total disarmament.
This weekend, the people of Vancouver have the same opportunity to
protest the arms build-up when the American aircraft carrier USS Ranger
arrives in Vancouver. The 73,000 tonne vessel, carrying 70 nuclear-
equipped attack bombers and 3,500 sailors, will meet a Greenpeace
"seaborne protest" when it arrives in English Bay Friday.
The arrival of the USS Ranger stands as an ironic symbol of American
military power given that this is World Disarmament week. But it also gives
us an opportunity to protest the arrival of Reagan's "gunboat" diplomat.
According to Kathleen Wallace-Deering, B.C. co-ordinator of Project
Plowshares, Canada can make a significant contribution to world peace by
refusing to let other countries stockpile weapons and transport them in
Canadian territory.
The Greenpeace rally begins at Jericho Beach at 10 a.m. Friday and
culminates at noon with the launching of fishing, sailing, and leisure craft
to greet the U.S. warship.
We are the only ones who can stop the Cold War.
Big Brother calls
Big Brother (or is that Big Sister?) is watching us.
No, we're not paranoid. We've been getting phone calls lately from Big
Brother's helpers, asking for information.
First there was the call from the ministry of Truth. It seems the Urban
Transit Authority is "very interested" in Karl Marcks and Kevin McGee's
letters on abusing the bus transfer system. Such thoughts should never be
expressed in public, comrades.
Then there was the call from the ministry of Peace. The B.C. Police
Commission wants a copy of Ted Hawthorn's (sic) article about provincial
security chief Robin Bourne, compiler of many lists denouncing incorrect
thinking people. The thought police strike again.
Why these two intelligence-gathering agencies are showing interest in
The Ubyssey and our revolutionary propaganda is a mystery to us. We've
been armchair revolutionaries for years.
October 29, 1981
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout
the university year by the Alma Mater Society of the
University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the
staff and not of the AMS or the university administration. Member. Canadian University Press. The
Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241k of the Student
Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Glen Sanford looked long into the dying glow of the setting sun. tt was sad to think that as he
looked, millions were dying. It couldn't be helped though. Ever since Fred Banning and
Joseph wong had started adding Glycerol to the campus coffee the process of mutation had
been uncontrollable. Even as Julie Wheelwright and Sandra Goodey struggled to prevent the
final psychic meld between Nancy Campbell and Arnold Hestrom that would spell the end of
civilization, Craig Yuill and Kevin McGee completed the thawing of the polar ice caps.
"It has less calories than sugar," gurgled Eric Eggerston, polishing his scales. All of which
proved that Physics students knew for years. There is no gravity, the earth sucks. That's
what Craig Brooks and Gary Brookfield say, anyway.
The Ubyssey takes care of
vacations and weekends
Elections for staff members to
attend CUP44 end Friday at
noon sharp..
All Ubyssey staffers can
exercise their democratic
franchise and choose five
of the following: Julie
Wheelwright, Glen Sanford, Arnold Hedstrom,
Mark Leiren-Young, Craig
Brooks, Scott McDonald,
Brian Jones and Muriel
Draaisma. Ballots at City
Desk, hand them in to Nancy Campbell.
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Current Christianity selling is shoddy, cheap
Every day for the past week at
noon a strange ritual has taken
place outside the Student Union
Building. A man wearing a
rainbow-colored silk jacket and
rose-tinted glasses sets up his
keyboard and speakers and caterwauls about how "free" he is now
that he has given the responsibility
for his life to Christ. I watched him
for a few minutes, noting how he
would play Top 40 tunes for awhile
to get people to listen to him, and
then make his plug about the Lord.
I began to feel angry, and couldn't
quite decide why. After thinking
about it these three points came to
(1) His "music" is an invasion of
my privacy. At lunchtime I want to
find a spot in the sun to relax and
eat my lunch in relative silence, not
listen to a man pound away on a
keyboard. 1 resent having to avoid
that bit of campus and search for
another in which to eat my lunch.
(2) I   don't   like   high-pressure,
Interesting report coming soon
From Oct. 1 to 4, a group called
the Toronto Arts Group for Human
Rights held a major international
congress entitled "The Writer and
Human Rights: In Aid of Amnesty
Drawing together writers of impressive stature from around the
world, the congress addressed
topics such as: The Writer and Terrorism; Journalism and Human
Rights; Committed Writing; The
Writer and Revolution and Censorship and Self-Censorship. Writers
involved included Jacobo Timmer-
man, Margaret Atwood, Josef
Brodsky, Nadine Gordimer,
Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Alan
Sillitoe and many others to a total
of more than 50 writers.
In addition to panel discussions
and larger symposiums, a wide
assortment of related events were
organized including: evening poetry
readings by participating writers; an
evening of dramatic readings of the
works of imprisoned writers, read
by prominent Canadian actors; a
benefit sale of art works by leading
Canadian artists, and a benefit concert involving performers such as
Heather Bishop, Tom Paxton, and
Sound interesting? It was. Two
Although an effort is made to
publish all letters received, The
Ubyssey reserves the right to edit
letters for reasons of brevity, legality and taste.
Neatness counts.
members of the Amnesty International group on campus (Amnesty
UBC) were lucky enough to attend
the conference and will be reporting
on it this week. Alice Kim and Ruth
Leckie  will  give  a  report  on  all
aspects of the writer's congress on
Thursday, Oct. 29 in SUB Room
119 at noon. Everyone is invited to
Ruth Leckie
Amnesty UBC
Stones review lies and f ishwrap
Regarding your "review" of the Rolling Stones Oct. 15 show at the
Seattle Kingdome: barf! It was one of the biggest pieces of fishwrap I have
ever read.
Besides the fact that the article falsely stated that the Stones' '72, '75,
and '78 tours were all billed as their last, and besides the fact that the accompanying picture was ten years old, the article was a shitty piece of
It started on a negative note ("Would you pay $20 to watch the Rolling
Stones on TV?") and never took any definite direction. We do not care
what happened to the "writers" at the border, we do not care that their
feelings were hurt because their Ubyssey press badges carried no weight
with the security men — we want to hear about the concert.
Out of approximately thirty three paragraphs in the "review," five were
about the concert itself, and even they were vague at best. We do not give a
shit what hotel you stayed in — tell us about the concert!
It is too bad that, in their search for rock and roll enlightenment, staffers
Rob Guzyk, Arnold Hedstrom, and Erica Leiren did not find some writing
ability. These musical morons wouldn't know good rock'n'roll if it walked
up and kicked them: They probably like Genesis (who are about as exciting
as wet Kleenex.)
They should get their act together — a gear could probably write a better
review. I think the "writers" suffered from going "straight" to the concert
— they went into withdrawal that turned them into belligerent assholes
who couldn't write a decent article to save their lives.
Who are they to pass judgement on Jagger's intelligence just because he
says: "You're a fucking great audience." Yes, this guy did go to the London School of Economics, he orchestrated the whole tour, including
Jovan's underwriting of tour expenses, and the Stones will gross over $35
million. At least Mick, Keith, Ron, Charlie, and Bill will get their
"Satisfaction," which is more than I can say for anyone who reads that article. Richard Dal Monte
arts 1
hard-sell tactics on philosophical
grounds. If I want ::o buy
something, or in this case to
subscribe to a certain system of
belief, I will. Hard-sell techniques
are basically condescending in that
the seller pre-supposes that if he
persists in presenting his product to
somebody, that person's defenses
will eventually crumble and he will
buy, or in this case adopt, the product or belief.
(3) I don't care to be threatened.
The evangelical Christian is saying,
in effect, "Hi there! How would
you like to roast in Hell? No? Well
then, my friend, you had better
come to our Bible Study!" I am
honest enough to concede that I
often have doubts and wonder if I
am doing the right thing in living
my life as I do.
I also believe that most people
share these worries with me, at least
from time to time. But I would
rather live with my doubts and fears
than run to espouse a pre-packaged
philosophy of life in which every
question is answered and no
mystery remains. By playing upon
the concerns most people have, the
spiritual blackmail these "devout"
people indulge in is hitting below
the belt.
They use other techniques as well
to soften up their victims, guilt being one of the most powerful. The
reasoning goes like this, 'If you
don't acknowledge Christ, he will
have died in vain. He was crucified
for you, and you don't appreciate
it, sinner!" That's silly. I was not
around then, and I certainly would
not want or expect anyone to die for
This form of middle class disco
gospel does more harm to Christianity than good.
A "world famous" illusionist,
Andre Kole by name, will be appearing soon at UBC. Looking at
the publicity hype it should be a
slick, glittery magic show. What
possible connection this tacky
vaudeville act has to religion I am
waiting to see with bemused anticipation. It would seem to have
about as much to do with the feelings of awe and reverence one experiences upon contemplation of
nature and the miracle of life as
Jerry Falwell has to do with love
and living by the Golden Rule.
One question keeps on occurring
to me. If the "truths" of Christianity are so powerful and universal,
why must they be flogged by this
type of Chilliwack evangelism?
Surely if it is the truth, and if it is
relevant to people they will flock to
it en masse, with no need of prodding.
Jesus Christ probably did exist,
and he was more than likely a gentle
and wise man who understood people and their problems. I doubt he
would recognize or acknowledge
what is being perpetrated under his
name these days.
The perverted brand of Christianity we are being subjected to on
all sides by earnest, well-intentioned
people is cheap, shoddy and essentially dishonest. Chris Bocking
psychology 4
Kurt's not Swift
Kurt Preinsperger's article should
have had the title A Modest Proposal — it falls right in there with
Jonathan Swift's piece of the same
name arguing that the Irish should
eat their own children because of a
lack of protein during the potato
famine. Along with Kurt's proposals go shooting all people who
are in any way defective at birth, or
become disabled to the point that
society has to support them, at any
time during their life, and many
others that have not been adopted.
Perhaps we should wish that Kurt
had been in a country which had
been the victim of such a proposal
— he never would have been born
— and we wouldn't have to read his
arguments. Neil Armstrong
Midnight ramblings get only satisfaction
Kevin McGee only recently recovered from
the Wednesday, Oct. 14 Rolling Stones concert. Upon reading the Stones article in last
Friday's Ubyssey, and learning that the
authors had been straight at the time, he felt
duty-bound to present the wired counterpart.
We were cruising down highway 99 when
the first joint appeared. "Better smoke this
shit before we hit customs," my friend in the
back seat said.
Right. We didn't want to take any chances
on running into one of those bullet-headed,
freak-hating fascist swines who just knew
that the occupants of our mild-mannered
Austin Cambridge were heavy-duty druggies.
"Going to see the Stones?" we were asked.
When we replied in the affirmative, he said,
"Well, have a nice time." So much for a
healthy case of collective paranoia.
"Provisions, we must have the necessary
provisions!" I shouted as we pulled into
Blaine. After half an hour of hemming and
hawing, we returned to the car armed with
two cases of beer (a steal at $3.39 each), and
enough hard liquor to maintain the state of
equilibrium our task demanded.
Creeping back on to the freeway, we joined the procession of fellow Vancouverites
trekking down for the ritual. A sense of
camaraderie came over us as ever   passing
car saluted us with an upraised beer and the
thumbs-up sign.
Joel, the guy in the back seat, kept us
entertained by singing a string of early sixties
Motown hits, since the radio in our aged
beast was incapable of picking up the signal
from any station more than two blocks away.
He took the occasional station break to
scream, "got any Stones tickets?" at passing
cars as we lumbered down the road.
In a fit of lunacy during an all night poker
game a few days previously, he had sold me
two tickets because he had no way of getting
down to Seattle. The day before the concert
he phoned me up and asked if he could catch
a ride down, hoping he could get a scalped
The floor of the Austin was beginning to
overflow with empty beer cans.
"Not to worry, I'll navigate us there," I
boldly pronounced from the glove compartment. Calee, our driver, and Joel hadn't been
to Seattle since they were kids. Myself, I have
a distinguished record of getting lost there
dating backno the Dylan concert in 1974.
Our plan was to hit Tex's bar and grill (a
haunt I discovered accidentally while pondering over a map of the city trying to figure out
how in the hell to leave Seattle), get suitably
lubed, catch the bus to the Kingdome and
hopefully dry out before the concert ended.
Horror of horrors, Tex's was closed for
renovations, so we ended up parking next to
an Ivar's (of "Keep clam" fame) and pigged
out on cheap seafood.
Comfortably gorged, we set out looking
for an establishment where we might retain
our competitive edge. Fortunately, salvation
lay just across the street.
The name of the place escapes me now (I
was drunk at the time), but we'd managed to
hit it during happy hour. Beer at $1.85 a jug,
and we still had our hard stuff in reserve.
An hour after watching the entire clientele
root for the Expos against the Dodgers, we
weaved our way out of the tavern and set off
for the Kingdome.
I could have sworn that we'd only parked
five blocks away, but the size of that sucker is
deceptive. Twenty minutes later we encountered the outer fringe of diehard Stones
Joel got his ticket for $9, and I privately
kicked myself for paying him $20 for mine.
My mental notes get hazy at this point.
Many joints being passed around . . .
Christ, you could stone the entire populace
of King county . . . last minute draining of
bourbon, southern, tia, etc . . . must be
dreaming . . . smiles everywhere communal
understanding . . . "this is the Stones, man,
we're gonna have a good time" unspoken
Dazed and confused, we made our way to
our seats in back of the stage. Outside, the
Kingdome looks like a pregnant Pacific coliseum. Inside, it is totally awesome.
I was blissfully unaware of the opening
acts. Our previous alcoholic consumption led
me to seek relief at the nearest public you-
On my return trip I got lost. Whether this
was due to the size of the Kingdome or my
advanced state of decay, I'm not sure.
Happily, Calee found me and I was able to
view the following extravaganza with my loved ones (at this point I loved everybody).
The concert itself? It was good, better than
I had expected considering the Stones reputation for sloppy renditions of their material.
Mick looked as though he hadn't lost his enjoyment for performing after all these years,
but Keith and Ron were much more subdued
than I'd anticipated. My only disappointment was that they didn't play Midnight
Rambler, but then, you can't always get what
you want.
I didn't experience nirvana, nor did I expect to. What I did accomplish was the ability to say, "Yeah, well at the Stones concert in
Seattle ..."
The drive back was mundane in comparison to the events preceding it, though the
fog lent an aura of unreality to the whole affair.
Articles I've read since coming back play
up Mick's media manipulation and the hype
surrounding the tour. I sensed very little of
that in Seattle.
Imagine a party where everything comes
off perfectly. For 70,000 people at the
Kingdome, that's exactly what happened,
and that's how I'll remember the Stones.
Freestyle is a column of wit, opinion and
comment open to Ubyssey staffers. Kevin
McGee is a tired old hack, but he sure can
write funny in between going to classes. Page 6
Thursday, October 29, 1981
Twee ii Classes
Patrick Graham, former president of B.C. Liberal
party, speaks to club members, noon, SUB 212.
New members welcome. Policy meeting follows.
Doug Seeley speaks on the new information
technology: market vs. the public, noon, SUB
125 (rear of the cafeteria).
Prayer meeting, noon, SUB 113.
Fermat's   Little   Theorem;   the   periodicity   of
repeating decimals, with math prof. David Boyd,
noon. Math 232.
Speaker from Canadian Farmworkers' Union and
film: A Time to Rise, noon. Law 101/102.
Fazie dans le Hetro, noon, SUB auditorium.
Creativity hour  —  use your talents effectively
and decorate for the costume ball, noon, St.
Mark's College.
Marxist  literature and discussion,   noon,  SUB
Justin Rees and May Sinclair. This is Outreach
- bring a friend, noon, Chem 250.
Joint meeting with SFU PIRG people to discuss
upcoming survey, all welcome, 1:30 p.m., SUB
Boat races - with milk, come out and challenge
your friends, prizes awarded, noon, SUB plaza.
Important  general   meeting  to  discuss  UBC's
contract offer, noon, Graduate Centre.
Report  on  writer's  congress:   the  writer  and
human rights, noon, SUB 119.
Dr   Dow speaks on endodontics, every member
please attend, noon, IRC 1.
German Plauderabend, 7:30 p.m.. International
House lounge.
Presentation on Greneda, general meeting, 5:30
p.m., SUB 215.
Cross Currents:  the state of  B.C.   Hydro and
other related issues, 3 p.m., cable fm 100.
Thunderbird   Sports  Report:   A   look  at   intercollegiate and intramural sport at UBC, 5 p.m.,
cable FM 100.
Public relations committee meeting, new
members welcome, noon, SUB 224.
Come to gym nite and have some fun, 7:30 to
11:30 p.m., Osborne Centre gym A.
Annual costume ball featuring Panic, all
welcome, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., St. Mark's College.
Tickets $3, $2.50 for members.
Oktoberfest   and   costume   social,   live   band,
refreshments and prizes, 8 p.m., Lutheran Campus Centre. Tickets $2.50.
Happy hour, cheap refreshments, good folks,
bad jokes, 4 p.m., Lutheran Campus Centre.
Dance with Montego Shine, prizes available for
best   costumes,   8   p.m.   to   midnight,   SUB
Z.   pumkin  carving  contest,   prizes  available,
everyone welcome, noon,  SUB south side, at
Public forum on accessibility to education, with
guest speakers and question and answer session, noon, SUB auditorium.
Brush up on cha-cha, noon, SUB ballroom.
Jack Mc Kenney s film on diving in the Red $ta,
noon, SUB 215.
Muslim Juma (Friday prayers}, noon, International House.
UBC vs. Calgary Dinosaurs, 7:30 p.m., Thunderbird stadium.
UBC vs. Meralomas, 8:30 p.m.. War Memorial
Dateline International: discussion on the state of
the Commonwealth, 3 p.m., cable fm 100.
Thunderbird Football: play by play of University
of Calgary vs. UBC, 7:30 p.m., cable fm 100.
UBC vs. Seattle Sea Baskets, 6:30 p.m., WMG.
Behind Four Walls: Rental issues and the UBC
student, 3 p.m., cable fm 100.
Making Waves: Creationism as taught in B.C.,
4:30 p.m., cable fm 100.
General orientation, 2 p.m., 337 Carrall St.
UBC vs. Pegasus, 10 a.m., Mclnnis field.
Laughing Matters: A comical took at music (part
two), 4:30 p.m., cable fm 100.
Susan  Wendell speaks on  pornography and
freedom of expression, noon, Buch 203.
The   Melting   Pot:   Memory   and   eyewitness
testimony, 3 p.m., cable fm 100.
Making Waves: Interview with Al Soroka about
the   Committee   Against   Racist   and   Fascist
Violence, 4:30 p.m., cable fm 100.
Off Beet: Comic roundup of the week's offbeat
news, 7 p.m., cable fm 100.
Seminar, group discussions, on I Corinthians,
everyone welcome, noon, SUB 213.
Film: The WHImar 8, noon, SUB 207/209.
Special event: Sigge speaks on techniques and
equipment for cross country skiing, noon, Chem
Ombuds Office
Come See Us
Room 100-A (Main Floorl S.U.B.
Phone 228-4846
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Homo wrecker*
do if with milk
Trust home ec to come up with a
new twist. The HEUS is having
boat races at noon today in SUB
plaza. The twist? The bubbly to be
bombed back is of the bovine
brand. Milk, you twit. Come out
and challenge your friends, prizes
available, that's what the blurb
Cutbacks, part MXLVIII etc. A
new committee. Students for an
Accessible Education, will be
hosting a forum at noon on Friday
in the SUB auditorium. There will
be guest speakers, and president
Doug Kenny and awards director
Byron Hender have been invited to
attend. Housing, jobs, and all sorts
of things which affect students will
be discussed. For more information, the SAE group is located in
Buchanan 107.
Pyramid peace
Does the tense situation in the
Middle East and the arrival of a
nuclear powered aircraft carrier in
Vancouver have you feeling a tad
edgy? Increase your knowledge at
Hillel House at noon today.
Guest speaker Kamal-Abdel
Malek will be giving a talk entitled
"Egypt and Peace," and with a
name like that you can bet he
knows what he's talking about.
Fresh boor
Frosh. Makes you think of beer,
doesn't it? Either the sound it
makes coming out of the draught
pumps or descriptively, referring to
the stuff that pours over the side of
your glass when you pour too
quickly and fail to tip the glass.
Anyhow, beer is something
unavailable to most frosh on campus. Instead, the frosh committee
will be having elections for sports.
social and publicity coordinators
Nov. 2 in SUB 213. Posts open to
all first year students.
TAs dirotf
Today at noon in the Graduate
centre the Teaching Assistants' Union is holding a general meeting to
discuss the university' contract offer. The meeting will give direction
to the union's negotiating committee so it's important that a large
number of members turn out. TAs
who have not yet joined the union
can sign up at the door.
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60 — Rides
The Ubyssey would like to say it
is very very very sorry there were no
hot flashes in Tuesday's edition.
There are a lot of excuses, like there
were too marry ads, the news desk
didn't know how to lay out ads, the
sports desk was threatening to kill
the news desk if the sports page
got any more ads, and the city desk
doesn't know how to count up the
length of 'Tweens.
None of these people have been
shot, but to appease the masses
they have all been severely maimed,
and promise never to do it ever
again. Satisfied?
On a lighter note, would all mugs
on staff kindly show up in the office
today to get shot for the annual
staff photo
We've always said violence is
Have an urge to join the high-
paced life of foreign relations, fast
cars, huge kick-backs and international intrigue? Too bad, there's no
openings this week. If you'd like to
help campus politics improve its image, the student liberals public relations committee is meeting. Don't
worry about not being a member,
they'll take anyone. Just bring your
commitment to political expedience
and firm hand shakes to SUB 224 at
noon on Friday. CIA and Mau-
Mauers welcome.
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Mark's, 5935 Iona Dr., UBC. 8-1 featuring
'Panic' $3.00.
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Discussion led by
Thursday, Nov. 5
7:30 P.M.
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99 — Miscellaneous Thursday, October 29, 1981
Page 7
Protect your interest with PIRG
The B.C. Public Interest
Research Group (BCPIRG) is pleased to announce that Dr. Doug
Seeley of SFU will speak on "The
new information technology: The
market vs. the public" today
(Thursday) at noon in SUB 125
(back of the cafeteria). Everyone is
Dr. Seeley has researched and
spoken extensively on the need to
protect the public interest as new in
formation technologies such as
Telidon emerge. The need to do so
should require little elaboration for
those of us who are acutely aware
of our dependence on free access to
•and free communication of information. Dr. Seeley has been a major force in the creation and operation of the Greater Vancouver Information and Referral Service
Society. He is also active in helping
community groups use the new in-
Don yt glorify anorexics
In your Oct. 16 issue, your centrefold featured a young man who is obviously suffering from anorexia nervosa, an affliction found mostly in
young women. Such a glorification of his thinness will merely reward his
efforts, and he will congratulate himself on being able to get so thin. Unless
he reverses his outlook on life and his purpose in it, he will soon be dead.
What a waste of a potentially good person!
Anorexics are completely obsessed with the rejection of food, and their
ability to focus on reality are twisted as a result of this starvation. The
recovery period is not short, and the sooner that young man decides to get
himself out of his predicament, the better. He has the opportunity to be
one of the few males recovering from anorexia to lead a normal life.
I hope you can publish the "after" picture of the same centrefold subject
in the near future. If you think you have anorexia contact student health
the mother of
an anorexic giri
OCT. 29 - 12:30 p.m.
The Church in China
6 Mainland Chinese Church Leaders
OCT. 30 - 12:30 p.m.
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formation technologies for the
benefit of the community.
His discussion will include the
consideration of such issues as the
impact of these new technologies on
the economy and on employment
opportunities. What effects will
such innovations have on Canada's
cultural development? Who will
control and benefit from such
developments? What impact might
they have on our human rights including academic freedom? So
there will be much food for
After the session, those students
who wish to help PIRG establish a
resource and information centre
will have an opportunity to meet
with Dr. Seeley.
BCPIRG intends to sponsor a
series of speakers on a variety of
topics related to the public interest.
Jon Motl of the Minnesota PIRG
will speak on how to conduct public
interest research. On Nov. 26, the
ombudsman of B.C., Dr. Karl
Friedman, will speak on the relationship of his office to the public
interest. Many others will be coming. Everyone is welcome.
F. J. Frigon
events coordinator
Free gold
Boy, wouldn't that be something. And believe us,
pal, our staff would be the first
in line to pick up that gratis
glittery stuff.
But they'll just have to be
content with serving our 15
gigantic, creative burgers,
super salads and other tasties.
Open 7 days a week,
11:30 a.m. till like late.
2966 West 4th Avenue. And
remember all burgers less than
$500 an ounce.
Speaking Nightly
OCT. 27th-30th
at 7:30 p.m.
In Concert
welcomes a representative
from your
Mon , Wed , Thurs , Fri  11:30-1:30
Will answer any questions you have
pertaining to medical or health needs.
Take a look
at who's been making
all the right moves.
If your degree or diploma has prepared you to be adaptable
in financial skills as well as retail-customer services, you could
be the right person to move in and move along with us.
Right now we're looking for a broader and more flexible
range of banking personnel to grow with us as we expand and
improve our services to keep ahead of the changing times.
We'll be visiting your campus in the next few weeks so make
the right move.
Contact your Campus Placement Officer for further
information concerning deadlines for submission of applications
and interview dates.
The First Canadian Bank
Bank of Montreal Page 8
Thursday, October 29, 1981


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