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Array Secret files 'largely' open
Senator complains
about confidentiality
Confidential files are kept on students by most university departments, but their contents are largely open to student inspection, several
department administrators said Thursday.
They were responding to student senator Svend Robinson's motion
at a senate meeting Wednesday asking for complete openness of student
files in the registrar's office and individual departments.
Robinson said Thursday his motion, tabled by the senate, would be
represented with a few word changes, at the next senate meeting Dec.
He said his faculty, law, holds documents on him and other students
in files called "dockets". He said these files which contain course
evaluations and other personal material are totally secret.
A spokesperson for the law school said Thursday she could not
comment "in any way" on the docket files.
However, associate medicine dean Donald Graham said Thursday
his faculty's files contain interview information regarding medical
school's applicants personality characteristics. He said the files also
contained referral sheets sent from other schools which he said are
totally confidential.
"We want to know the negative aspects of an applicant's qualities,"
said Graham.
However, he said "99.9 per cent of the time the referral forms do not
say negative things." He said the other .1 per cent includes cases where
the professor "doubts the candidate's honesty and integrity".
Graham said "with one exception" (the referral forms) the file "is
available to students, including assessments by the faculty".
Sociology professor Richard Pearson said his department also
keeps secret letters of recommendation for graduate school applicants.
"The letters might contain slanderous material which should remain
confidential," he said.
He said the letters were written on condition they be kept totally
confidential. "We've wondered about betraying the original writer," he
Assistant registrar Brian Lobston said his department keeps files
on every student, but they contain only obvious and public material such
as marks, the application form and documents for special problems or
exemptions such as medical deferrments from exams.
Lobston said his files were open to students but "I've never had a
case when a student asked to see what's in his file."
Classics head Malcom McGregor said Thursday: "If you want an
honest and frank statement it must remain confidential."
Vol. LV., No. 28
48      228-2301
—marise savaria photo
NOTING CORRECT LINE, Hardial Bains, chairman of Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Lenist), and
Brian Loomes, Alma Mater Society president, write away as Leo Johnston, University of Waterloo history
professor, discusses stage of revolution in Canada. More discussion continues today. See story, page 2.
Behaviorism key to survival — Skinner
"Unless we really improve our knowledge
of human behavior we will see the end of our
way of life, if not mankind," behavioral
psychologist B. F. Skinner told an overflow
audience in the instructional resources
centre Thursday night.
Speaking to more than 1,800 people,
Skinner, often called the most influential
living psychologist, defined the role of
behaviorial science and the obstacles hindering its development.
"Despite the advances made in
behavioral science the knowedge of events
underlying a single instance of behavior is
still out of reach," Skinner said.
"Digressions and dalliances from the field
of studying human behavior are interfering
with the advances."
Skinner mentioned traditional effort in the
field of psychology to consider the mind. It
stemmed, he said, from traditional ideas of
escape from physical and mental forms of
control when social unheaval was
necessary. People received this freedom he
said "but they were no freer from any
physiological processes."
"Both    behavior    and    feeling    are
rcollateral,"  he   said.   "The   organism   is
situated  between  the  environment  it
receives and the environment it acts upon. It
is the organism that behaves.
"There has been very little effort to coordinate inside and outside information. The
verbal community in the world outside that
educates us lacks the information to understand what goes on inside."
The early development of stimulus-
response psychology, was an instrumental
approach towards studying the nervous
system directly, Skinner said. "But reflex
was still considered essentially an
anatomical concept.
"The later conception of the brain as a
complex computer also provided an
inadequate explanation," Skinner said.
"The mistake made was thinking the mode
of operation of a computer corresponded to
human behavior.
"But the development of the study of
physiology proved vastly superior to ideas
of introspection on one hand and
hypothetical model-building on the other."
Aggrandisment of the individual is a
threat to society that "puts the future of our
culture in jeopardy and therefore jeopardizes the lives of billions of people who are
not yet born.
"Prevailing attitudes are more likely to
give a person credit for what is least conspicuously a natural response to his environment.
He said this was responsible for the idea
that is studying behavior one is sawing off
the limb of individual existence that all
cotrol of human behavior is wrong and must
be avoided.
"To misread this would be a tragic
mistake. The purpose is not to destroy the
controlling features but to change them."
"I published my first book, The Behavior
of Organisms, in 1938," Skinner told
newsmen at a press conference in the UBC
faculty club Wednesday. "I wouldn't take
any of it back now, but there would be a
great deal I'd put in it if writing it today.
"It was a report of experiments with
rats," he said. "Many people still believe
I'm a rat psychologist, although of the ten
books I have written, far more are about
human behavior."
Skinner mentioned the practical uses of
behavioral principles in society, and cited
an industrialist's recent statement on the
decline of the work ethic.
"That's true, most people don't want to
work anymore because the incentive
systems in industry are lousy," he said.
"They have been arrived at not because
anyone designed them but because they are
the product of a bargaining process between
a company that wants as much work for as
little money and the workers who want as
much money for as little work.
"The work ethic was a way in which the
religious and governmental system gave
people some reason for working. If you think
everybody is happy if he's found a job and
can work at it busily for so many hours, and
therefore goes home, satisfied he's made his
contribution to society, that's fine. The
Chinese have got the work ethic going there
fine, but we've lost it completely.
"But I'm not at all sure China and Russia
have the solution either," Skinner said.
"I've been to Russia, in 1961, and watched
the history of Russia since then and I say
they are no closer to good incentive wages
than we are, I don't think the Russian works
any harder or gets any more satisfaction out
of contributing into the common good. I'm
very anxious to find out what's going on in
China, and a magazine has actually offered
to pay my expenses and get me a visa if I do
an article for them. I've taken them up on
that, provided they can be sure that I will
see more than just an ordinary tourist. If
they can let me somehow get into the thing,
I'd like to go.
When questioned on practical treatment
of such irrational individuals in society as
the mentally ill, Skinner mentioned his own
early work with psychotics.
"My colleague and I were the first to use
the expression 'behavior therapy' and the
paper we published set up an experimental
laboratory for psychotics. All that time I
think I really felt more could be done to
change the behavior of certain heavily institutionalized psychotics. I would now say
that just as there are diseases of the liver
and heart, there are diseases of the brain,
and some conditions can only be changed, if
at all, by drugs, and some can't be changed,
such as senility, where the cells are dying,
or brain damage.
"So you do have defective organs which
are going to behave defectively, and there is
nothing to do but take care of them, and if
they're dangerous, keep them under control.
But that doesn't mean a lot of people who
are in state hospitals wouldn't be better off
out. We generally tend to get rid of people
who are embarassing to have around.
Skinner ruled out surgery as well as drugs
as effective treatments of mental disease.
He said he believes in neither because they
are not very specific and caused unwanted
"I used to be much more sanguine about
drugs. About 20 years ago I made a very
careless statement that we were entering an
era of the chemical control of behavior. I've
cooled off on that completely because these
drugs are not specific and do cause side
Skinner dismissed notions of practical
applications of behaviorist principles as a
type of brainwashing.
"Brainwashing is clearly an effort to
suppress revolt and any reaction to control," he said. I think control should be as
conspicuous as possible. People blame me
for describing techniques of control, but I
think the only hope is that everybody knows
he's being controlled, and will be most likely
to do something about it." Page 2
Friday, November  16,  1973
Capitalism blasted
Powerful Canadian capitalists
have been gradually acquiring
control of major Canadian enterprises since the turn of the
century, University of Waterloo
history prof Leo Johnson said
Johnson, a supporter of the
Committee for an Independent
Canada, focussed on the question:
Is there a Canadian bourgeoisie
and what is its nature?, in a noon-
hour lecture in SUB ballroom. The
lecture was the first in a program
on the political economy of Canada
and the state of the revolution
sponsored by the speakers and
education committees an
academic activities club.
Sharing the platform with
Johnson was Hardial Bains,
chairman of the Communist Party
of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), who
will present his opposing view of
imperialism in Canada today same
time and place.
Approximately 100 students
wandered in and drifted out during
the lecture.
The most powerful Canadian
capitalist group is unquestionably
the nationally owned Canadian
banks, he added.
In examining the nature of the
capitalist class in Canada Johnson
said he discovered that of the 1,030
corporations in Canada with assets
over $10 million approximately 680
could be classified as corporations
involved in "value production" and
350 as "engaged in the
manipulation of money". Total
assets of these corporations
amounted to approximately $182.4
Corporations engaged in the
manipulation of money though
numerically the smaller of the two
categories of corporations accounted for $100 billion of the total
"Over the last five years, from
1966 to 1971, the period under study
the producing sector of the
economy has had an increase in
assets of 46 per cent; the finance
sector has experienced an increase
in assets of 78.5 per cent. It's
flourishing," Johnson said.
During periods of economic
difficulty the banks have exerted
greater and greater pressure on
the industrial sector, charged
higher and higher interest rates
and expropriated more and more
of the economic surplus, he said.
Johnson said after going through
bank directors reports of "most
19th century Canadian corporations" he made the significant
discovery that while foreign investment in certain areas of the
Canadian economy, notably
railroads, has been enormous since
the 1850s "such is not the case for
Canadian banks".
"It becomes clear finance
capital will be the area in which the
19th century Canada will invest his
money when he buys shares," he
All   through   the   period   of
A motion to set up a committee to
look into ways of increasing
women's enrolment at UBC was
tabled at Wednesday's senate
The purpose of the committee
would be to determine in which
department, faculty, or school
programs the ratio of women to
men students is not close to the
general university ratio of 40:60. It
would further seek, in consultation
with those faculties and other
institutions successful in training
women, how enrolment may be
increased in the next two to five
It was hoped that such a committee could present an interim
report by June 1974.
economic upheaval after confederation and the rise of mass
production that was to result in the
amalgamation of Canadian industry into monopolistic enterprises.
"Canadian banks continued to
flourish and continued to be controlled by Canadian capitalists,"
said Johnson.
Since that time banks have
remained the centre of power for
Canadian businessmen, he told his
Johnson told students there has
been a gradual take-over of
monopolistic enterprises by banks
in Canada.
"Fifty-one per cent of every
major mining company has been
acquired by Canadian
shareholders and by that I mean
banks, it's a process that's been
going on for some time."
This has been accompanied by a
parallel rise in Canadian directorships, Johnson said.
"The evident evidence would
suggest to me that while the
Canadian bourgeoisie was only in
control of banks in the beginning,
in the last 60 years it has accumulated capital and taken over
control of major Canadian enterprises.
In a brief response following
Johnson's lecture Bains agreed
with Johnson on the general
process and history of
monopolization in Canada but said
he disagreed with his analysis of
the historical origins of capitalism
in Canada and the basis upon
which capitalism is built.
Bains and Johnson will be
speaking again Friday at 7:30 p.m.
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Page 3
Arts faculty ignores senate
By JAKE van der KAMP
The arts faculty is not following
senate guidelines on student
representation at faculty meetings
and committees, arts undergraduate society president Bill
Moen told The Ubyssey Thursday.
"The faculty only allowed 23
students to sit in on faculty
meetings. There are 464 faculty
members and so the number of
students is less than the five per
cent senate allowed," he said.
"Five per cent of 464 is 23.2."
Moen also said first and second
year students were not represented
yet the senate guideline
specifically states students in all
years should be represented as far
as possible.
Arts dean Doug Kenny told the
senate Wednesday night his faculty
had considered representation by
first and second year students but
had   rejected   it.
Students began fighting for
representation at faculty meetings
last  year  pressuring  senate  to
MINDFUL OF THREATS from Javanese Air Command to saturate
University Endowment Lands with firebombs, these intrepid men in
blue    carry    out'   manouevers    on    Renewed    Tenure   Boulevard.
—marise savaria photo
Commander Nigel 'Buck' Hammersmoke, not seen in the picture, set
his neighbor's dog aflame and mustered the unit out for a 'search and
drench' exercise on the owner's lawn.
Inflation hits university museum
Due to 20-per-cent inflation in the building
cost, some design features in the Museum of
Anthropology have to be temporarily
eliminated architect Arthur Erickson said
The museum was formerly called the
Museum of Man however it was changed for
an unknown reason.
The original design calling for wooden
ceilings throughout the building will be
replaced by dry wall in some areas such as
the corridors Erickson said. The wooden
ceilings that are condusive to the nature of the
building will be kept in areas where it counts,
he said.
Changes in the chemical composition of the
concrete mix have also occured to cut costs.
This will reduce the whiteness of the concrete
and the results will be a subdued grey, said
Erickson. This is one thing they didn't want to
give up since it would have high lighted the
green in the roof garden, he said!
The roof garden has also temporarily been
Cutbacks have also occured in mechanical
and electrical services such as the air conditioning with the loss of some esthetic effects
Erickson said.
The $4 million dollar museum will house the
university's 10,000-piece collection of Northwest Coast Indian art, valued at close to $10
million as well as other tribal art from the
An additional 10,000 artifacts from Asian,
classical and tribal worlds and more than
90,000 items from B.C.'s Indian culture will
also be on display.
Thd museum, to-be located on the site of the
former Fort Camp residence, is scheduled to
be finished by April 1, 1975.
The shallow pool also has been eliminated
temporarily Erikson said. Resistance to its
conception arose over the fact that many
thought the cliff would fall down if it was
built. However, the pool will serve to collect
rain and therefore control drainage at least in
the 50,000 square feet that the pool covers said
A. R. Grimwood Construction Ltd. of
Vancouver has been awarded the $3,070,000
contract for the museum at UBC.
make a policy statement on the
Finally at an April 25 meeting,
senate recommended that the
number of student representatives
with voting rights be between five
and 25 per cent the number of
teaching staff; there should be
representation from all years;
students should sit on all committees except those prohibited by
senate; and that the undergraduate societies conduct
elections for these representatives.
Moen said the arts undergraduate society is also not
represented under the faculty's
recommendations and said he
could not understand this since the
AUS is the official elected body of
the students.
Not only is there inadequate
representation Moen said, but the
election of the students is to be
handled by the registrar. He objected to this because it bypassed
the AUS which, he said, should
handle the elections because this is
what the senate recommended in
its guidelines. The representatives
would also have no constituency to
which they would be responsible if
the registrar handled the voting,
Moen said.
"Arts is the only faculty to have
the elections conducted by the
registrat," he said.
"The graduate student association and arts students, the
groups which have worked the
hardest for meaningful student
participation are the ones which
got the least."
Every other faculty is handling
the elections either through the
individual departments or by the
undergraduate societies, he said.
Moen said he would like to see 50
students at faculty meetings, two
from each department, equally
represented by sex; two or three
representatives from first and
second year, and one representative from the AUS.
Moen said the AUS had tried to
get the faculty to listen to its
recommendations but all attempts
were frustrated.
"The faculty committee has a
one-sided view," he said. "They're
not receptive to student
representation. They all ignored
He said arts students had withdrawn from discussion with faculty
because of the futility of such
A general meeting of arts
students will be held noon Thursday in Brock 163 to discuss
student representation and to form
an arts council which will provide
co-ordination between the various
departmental unions.
a humor column
SAN BOVINO, Calif. (UNS) — After a
six-day gun battle with state troopers and
national guardsmen, student dissidents
at the University of Aluminum Patio
Awning maintained their refusal to
recognize newly-appointed administration president Elmo "St. Elmo's
Fire" Subordinate-Clause.
Armed with five Sten sub-machine
guns, five rounds of ammunition and
"lots of Potato-Jack", more than 20
members of the recently formed Student
International Socialist Alliance
(Steinbeckist-Wilkieist) have occupied
the main executive washroom in the
administration building for more than
nine days.
Throwing members of the administration executive into desperation,
and in some small-bladdered cases,
extreme pain by blocking access to
UAPA's only indoor plumbing, the
dissidents have renewed their threat to
hinder "all elimination of bodily wastes
until Subordinate-Clause is replaced by a
more viable choice for the presidential
The campus upheaval stemmed from
Subordinate-Clause's ruling six days
before that Certs was a candy mint not a
breath mint which "therefore discounted
the entire Marxist concept of economic
and social revolution." This was the
climax to a month of apparently bizarre
decisions and statements from Subordinate-Clause since his appointment last
Raised from incredible obscurity as
head of UAPA's applied polymetrics
faculty — reportedly the best in the world
— Subordinate-Clause was launched into
relative obscurity with the resignation of
previous president Jebdiah Spermbank.
Elected by twelve white-hatted, masked
faculty representatives who answer only
to the code name Pablo Neruda Junior,
Subordinate-Clause won easily over the
other 2.6 candidates.
Even after his appointment the entire
incident remained veiled in secrecy. "I
didn't even know about it until three
weeks ago," Subordinate-Clause told
newsmen. "Bureaucracy, I guess."
Immediately upon taking office, he
enacted a devastating series of
restrictions on students, including
banning male or female vaginal
orgasms, compulsory Central Intelligence Agency enlistment, and
minimum age requirements for those
wearing orthopedic.shoes.
Describing his own politics as "slightly
left of Sonja Henie" Subordinate-Clause
remains a rather enigmatic figure in the
academic world.
Criticized for his somewhat unorthodox
bachelor lifestyle during his early days in
the applied polymetrics faculty,
Subordinate-Clause now lives in a small,
modest mobile home in a subdued neighborhood just outside the San Bovino city
limits, yet he still retains notoriety for
the unusual.
Christened "St. Elmo's Fire" by
devoted pupils when he spilled a glass of
Potato Jack into a simmering fondue pot
at a student-faculty banquet in 1959,
Subordinate-Clause gained a rather wide
readership in the UAPA literary
magazine Paris Review until its breakdown after a copyright dispute.
In the 1960s he pioneered the use of
epoxy glue in curing chronic bedwetters.
In 1970 he forecast the assassination of
John F. Kennedy, outdoing Sybil Leek by
two years, and in 1971 arranged the
music of Dvorak for playing on the
Student reaction to the new president
has been vehement. "Although we don't
condone violence or interference with
people's right to go wee-wee, we do
support, in principle, the actions of the
Student International Socialist Alliance
(Steinbeckist-Wilkieist)", Young
American Liberals spokesman Woodrow
Bleeder said yesterday in a prepared
statement. "This is not to say we have
anything against president Subordinate-
Clause. We just think the interests of
UAPA might better be served by a
condom dispenser."
"Either that or a bed of snotty
kleenex," said embittered political
science head Pundit O'Malley, who lost
the UAPA presidency to Subordinate-
Clause. "I could have been king here had
the committee not disqualified me for my
interests in the St. Vitus Dance Studio."
"For all we care, the administration's
running-dog imperialist bladders can
swell to the size of watermelons," SISA
spokesman Yako Ribroast yelled from
the washroom window under a hail of
machine gun bullets. "Until you fire
Subordinate-Clause and provide us with
food, blankets and a gestetner machine,
you can all go piss up a rope. Get it? Ha
ha." Page 4
Friday, November  16,  1973
Thanks Doug!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the
arts faculty, and particularly dean Doug Kenny, for their
major contribution to student representation.
In case you haven't heard Kenny proposed Wednesday
that senate approve a formula for representation in his
faculty that would have granted only 23 students voting
membership at faculty meetings.
Those 23 students would comprise slightly less than five
per cent of the 464 faculty voting at the meetings.
Kenny's action, regardless of how much support he has
among arts faculty members, once again shows his contempt
for students.
First he opted for the absolute minimum
representation permitted in senate guidelines passed last
spring (25 per cent was the maximum).
This not only defeats even the weak spirit of the senate
guidelines but is wholly inadequate representation for a
faculty as large as arts.
And Kenny's further action of announcing he would
prefer the registrar to conduct the elections for
representatives, instead of the arts undergraduate society as
specified in the guidelines reinforces this contempt.
Are Kenny and classics Viead Malcolm MacGregor so
afraid of student representatives showing up the chowder
heads in the arts faculty that they must resort to such petty
On the other hand, if Kenny treats his faculty with as
much contempt as he does students, then most of them are
probably alienated into avoiding faculty meetings.
If that were the case, 23 students could turn out to
form a majority unless Kenny gets two votes.
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Editors, The Ubyssey, sirs:
Where are the cartoonist of
yesteryear — those men and
women of the indigo ink and
beautiful screen — who were so
ready and prepared to use their
craft to crap on and destroy
various myths, big-wigs and jerks
of society. Surely mid-terms and
examinations couldn't have
swallowed them up.
Perhaps they feel they haven't
been  treated  rightly  —   their
feelings are hurt. If true, please
come in and talk to us — or else!
The editorial page is hurting.
Thank you,
Michael Sasges, Vaughn Palmer
, co-editors, The Ubyssey
It has come to my attention that
a group called the Young Socialists
have a vital concern for  clean,
upright political thinking, not to
mention democracy, on this
The latest manifestation of this
claim is a series of letters supporting what has aptly been called
a littering campaign of Dan
McLeod, editor of the Georgia
For the benefit of readers, it may
be worthwhile to sort through the
rat's bag of confused thinking
contained in the latest YS letter to
you. But it occurs to me that no one
would know what the YS is so I'll
toss out a few red herrings by way
of introduction.
The Young Socialists can
reasonably be described as the
Mickey Mouse club of the
revolution. The only difference is
that instead of Mickey Mouse ears
they wear buttons, positive
phalanxes of buttons with golly
gosh gee whiz let's-all-join-the-
Young-Socialists slogans on them.
The local YS even has its very own
Frankie Avalon-Annette Funicello
Tape dance
Dec. 1, 1973. The Nixon tapes hit the Top 10 today. The
President plans a European tour, with the Supreme Court as backup group.
Feb. 2, 1974. The Watergate Committee demands Nixon's
secret films of French President Pompidou picking his nose at
summit meetings. Says White House aide John Wayne: "Come an'
get 'em!"
July 4, 1975. Watergate investigators reveal the Pope and
Queen Mother knew of the bugging in advance.
Oct. 3, 1977. A Watergate breakthrough! Haldeman, Ehrlich-
man and Kalmbach admit: "Vee kannot tell a lie, Villy Brandt
made us do it." West Germany is subpoenaed to appear before the
May 15, 1983. Watergate investigators say UNICEF raised
money for Watergate buggers.
Nov. 1,1991. The committee moves a subcommittee be formed
to find out if the Watergate Hotel ever existed. Recent testimony
indicates it may be involved in the case. Until then, the committee
is renamed the Senate Committee on Something.
Mar. 11, 1997. Journalists uncover a plot to bug the Senate
Committee on Something. The offenders are the subcommittee and
the entire state of Nebraska.
Aug. 2,1999. Watergate investigators discover President Nixon
is a robot operated by the Democrats.
Dec. 25, 1999. Watergate is made into a tv series. Those involved play themselves in the situation comedy.
Jan. 1, 2000. Einos Brubaker, owner of a Pittsburgh donut
factory, confesses he's responsible for Watergate. Brubaker, who
dabbles in mind control, says, "I did it to make Ripley's Believe It
or Not — my life's dream."
team. And, oh yes, the YS is also
allegedly to the left of Mickey
The Vancouver left commonly
calls them the trots, a beautifully
appropriate name which is short
for Trotskyist, although this is
probably a needless slur on the
good name of Leon Trotsky.
They recruit members by infiltrating left groups and putting
forward their political platform. If
the majority agrees with them,
fine. But if not, they leave the
organization and form an opposing
organization of their own with
whatever suckers from the original
group will join them. They are not
loved for this. When you are attempting to unite people to work
towards various goals, their tactics
are not particularly helpful.
Their response to any criticism
of their tactics is to attempt to
divert debate to political issues,
when the question of their tactics is
just as important to most leftists.
Incidentally, the contradictions
of the group are such that they
have trouble keeping members,
with the result that the population
of the YS changes as quickly as
that of a public lavatory. I'm told
the present Vancouver membership is seven people.
But let's move away from this
particular squabble and talk about
whether the Georgia Straight
should be allowed to be distributed
free on campus.
The YS says the Straight should
be allowed free distribution. The
issue, they say, is the freedom of
the press of Georgia Straight editor
Dan McLeod. I beg to differ.
The issue is not Dan McLeod's
freedom of the press but rather
Dan McLeod's freedom to make a
fast buck at the expense of
students. McLeod already has
every right to sell his newspaper on
campus. But if he is allowed to
distribute his newspaper free as a
quasi-advertising flyer, The
Ubyssey's advertising revenue will
be cut back which will necessitate
cutting back production of the
student newspaper. If publication
of The Ubyssey is cut back, it will
in effect mean a .limitation of
students' freedom to publish. Also,
students have no control over the
operation of the Georgia Straight.
But they do have total control over
the operation of The Ubyssey.
The question thus comes down to
the rights of capital versus the
students' freedom of the press. And
which side do the Young Socialists
support? The rights of capital, of
With politics like that, the next
attempt by the YS to pose as a left
organization should be greeted
with a campus-wide chorus of
Well, I suppose that's enough for
one day. It occurs to me that a
letter like this only serves to bring
attention to the YS, which I suppose is what they want, but I never
could resist a bit of "red"-baiting
before breakfast. Good for the
liver, you know.
John Andersen
It usually takes a lot to shock me
but your article on Princess Anne
and Mark Phillips (The Ubyssey,
Nov. 15) did shock and disgust me.
I think you should print an immediate retraction and apology.
I am not an ardent supporter of
the monarchy, nor am I opposed to
freedom of the press or freedom of
sexual expression, but this article
provided no public service,
political, social or otherwise, and
was purely and simply vulgar.
The royal wedding did nothing to
have "inspired" such an article so
I can only assume that it was an
outlet   of   some   kind   for   your
The student newspaper should
satisfy the needs of the students,
not those of some idiotic vulgar
L.J. Street
science 4
In regard to some of the
students' comments about the
ridiculous long line-ups at the Bank
of Montreal in SUB: I would like to
make something clear from the
other side of those wickets.
Ever wondered while you were
standing in one of those line-ups
what the hell is going on up at the
Well, we tellers have a few
bitches too, like when the big smart
university students come in, wait
in line for 10 to 15 minutes then
when they get to the front they
don't have their deposit slip ready.
Or what about the guy who has
his life savings in our bank and
doesn't know his account number?
Luckily he usually knows his last
name though or we'd be in a
terrible spot.
All this takes time and the more
time we have to spend on each
customer, the longer the line-ups.
A. Teller
See page 12: LETTERS
NOVEMBER  16, 1973
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Once upon a time The Ubyssey gang rode into town. Pat Kanopski,
Mark Buckshon, Vaughn Palmer, Ken Dodd and Gary Coull with the fastest
typewriters west of the International Date Line. Ryon Guedes, Robin
Burgess, Michael Sasges, Gerry Hancock, Jake van der Kamp threatening to
slander the town's women. Ed Cepka, Steve Morris, Manabendra
Bandyopadhyay, Rob Harvey, Eric Ivan Berg, Geoff Hancock, Linda Reed,
Ken Dodd and Boyd McConnell planning to misspell children's names and
drink the town's supply of printer's ink dry.
(Things looked black until Marshall Rick Lymer rode to the rescue with
Peter Leibik, Ralph Maurer, Tom Barnes and Alan Doree, to blue pencil The
itUbyssey bunch into oblivion.
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The main reason for this Page Friday theme
issue on the University Endowment Lands is to
better acquaint students with proposals put
forward in preparation for the Nov. 22 Alma
Mater Society referendum on how the lands
should be used.
Students will be asked whether they favor:
1) student and cost control housing
2) single family dwellings
3) a park such as Lighthouse Park
4) recreation uses such as hiking, bridle
5) left in its natural state
6) other
PF cover photo was taken by Marise
Ken Dodd co-ordinated the whole show.
The writers did such good work they all rated
bylines. Steve Morris and Mike Sasges did the
All involved urge students to vote — only,to
see if the New Democratic Party government
really wants to know what people are thinking.
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Page Friday, 2
Friday, November 16, 1973 Park preservation old idea
The idea of preserving the University
Endowment Lands for parkland has been
around a long time.
Those in favor of this kind of non-
development usually concede the kind of
park envisioned would be some kind of
specific-interest, low-intensity use, semi-
wilderness area.
There are about 1,700 acres of undeveloped land on the UEL for which
there is no master plan.
The endowment lands comprise one of
only two forested areas of any size left in
the Fraser Valley west of Mission. The
area is a habitat of more than 100
varieties of bird species and contains the
largest great blue heron nesting area in
the Lower Mainland, just off Marine
Drive next to the Musqueam Indian
Seven distinctive ecosystems in
various stages of - development are
represented in ftie endowment lands.
Included is the Camosun bog near Six
teenth and Camosun, the best example of
a depression type peat bog in the lowland
area of the Fraser Valley. The Camosun
bog provides a biological record spanning 12,000 years of post-glacial
vegetational and climatic events and is
an ecologically unique and important
area. The bog is an arctic relic and
contains several rare plants and shrubs
and one unnamed and undescribed moss.
Another ecologically unique area is the
aspen grove situated just west of the
Camosun bog. It is one of the few aspen
groves occurring in the Coastal Douglas-
fir biogeoclimatic zone.
Beaches form the largest boundary of
the endowment lands and are currently
leased to the Vancouver Parks Board.
A network of trails and bridle paths
exists in the endowment lands providing
access to different areas. In the summer
of 1972, 25 men and women spent four
months repairing old trails and creating
new ones in an Alma Mater Society-
sponsored Local Initiatives Project
worth almost $20,000. Several groups and
sound off
The people in this interview were asked these questions: How they prefer to see
the University Endowment Lands used; can they justify their position against
alternative uses; if they think part of the UEL should be used for research facilities;
what social groups, if any, should use any proposed UEL housing; and if they think an
acceptable compromise could be found.
Mayor Art Phillips says he believes the
lands should be built around planned
growth, including good quality housing, a
park and a clean technologically-
oriented industrial park.
"My feeling is a substantial part of the
lands should be retained as a park. For
sure the perimeter, the bog and the
riding trails should be retained as
natural areas — as a natural park of
about 700 acres.
"As well, parts of the endowment lands
are quite appropriate for housing." We
could stop all building. But with the
numbers of people coming here prices
would go through the roof. It is bad
planning from a social point of view to
drive low-cost housing out.
Phillips insisted housing should be
designed, at least in part, for the 30,000 or
so persons who work at UBC.
"This would cut down on commuting
and make it possible for people to live
near their homes."
"One thing has to be considered and
(hat is the technologically-oriented industrial park."
If the lands are to be developed it is
expected that they will integrate with the
city of Vancouver. The province would
still own the land, but it would be
governed from city hall.
UEL administrator Robert Murdoch,
was reluctant to speak officially because
he said he was in a precarious position.
Policies, he said, must be determined by
political decision.
But as "John Q. Citizen", Murdoch, a
UEL resident, said he believes the lands
should be oriented towards the university
and include a small research complex, as
well as protect natural resources.
Murdoch noted housing minister Lome
Nicolson's recent comment considering
all housing needs, including that of
As for a park, Nicolson said there
should be adequate provisions for the
- protection of natural resources, such as
the heron nests and Camosun bog and
other irreplaceable resources.
"I think there should be a team from
various disciplines formed to analyze the
proposals from the public at large,"
Murdoch said.
"I don't think the entire area should be
developed, nor should it be left in bush. I
think there should be planned development."
As for housing, Murdoch considered
that the "magic word" because of the
market demand. He would only say there
was room for housing if there was proper
government interaction.
Pat McGeer, Liberal MLA for the
UEL, thinks the UEL should be used for
park and educational purposes first and
housing last.
"Housing would have no benefit except
to the individuals who are living in the
houses. There would be no benefit accrued to people living on the university or
parts of the lands," he said.
He added to alienate further lands for
housing is useless for endowment purposes. He admitted, however, that if
housing was aimed at faculty and
students that would be a "different
category" but so far none of the lands
have been used directly for that purpose.
As for research facilities, McGeer said
there was no need to further appropriate
lands for that purpose. He said the lands
set aside for TRIUMF and the B.C.
Research Council could be further
As for student housing, McGeer admitted the immediate needs have not
been satisfied.
McGeer's primary interest was to
preserve the UEL as parkland.
McGeer said he disagreed with
proposals that the UEL be integrated into
the city.
"Put it in charge of city council? To put
the lands into the political arena is to
condemn them to the same fate as
downtown Vancouver! The mayor, God
bless him, is my friend but he's also a nitwit with no imagination. The cumulative
effect would be urban blight which can be
avoided in the UEL. This is not an area
for urban blight"."
Alderman Harry Rankin says he
believes the UEL should be equally
divided between parkland and university-oriented housing.
"It is eminently sensible to have a
major park in the broad sense of the word
for at least 50 per cent of the site, including the perimeters," he said.
"Secondly, any kind of development
ought to be tailored to the kind of people
living, working and part of UBC. That's
not a blanket statement for profs only but
also students who have to come from
Hell's h$lf-acre.
"There should be a university-oriented
type village or shopping centre type-
thing which would ease transportation
and major transit problems.
"Homes should be an extension of what
is already there. Medium density, in the
$40,000 range, for lecturers and profs and
What about research facilities?
"Oh shit! The university is big enough
now. From now on there's no goddam
reason why universities shouldn't be
built elsewhere. There is no reason why
the university should get any bigger," he
individuals do voluntary work on trail
upkeep and some picnic sites were
The endowment lands are used extensively for teaching purposes both by
the university and by secondary and
elementary schools in greater Vancouver.
According to D.J. Norris, who as a
forestry graduate student made a study
of educational and research uses of the
endowment lands in 1971, the greatest
use of the endowment lands for education
purposes is for organized, field trips.
The second greatest use is for the
collection of laboratory materials
followed by undergraduate student
projects, staff research and graduate
student research.
Professors from the faculty of forestry
and education and the departments of
anthropology, botany, geology,
geography, plant science, soil science
and zoology make use of the endowment
lands in this way.
A major problem, however, is' that
research projects are often disturbed or
completely ruined by vandalism,
spraying or construction. Norris says one
researcher had set up an experiment in
an area promised to him only to have a
bulldozer clear the area. His equipment
was saved only because the bulldozer
operator had enough foresight to pick the
equipment up and put it in a safe place.
Several archeological sites exist in the
area and are used by the anthropology
department for training in excavation
techniques. The endowment lands are
also used specifically for training in the
co-ordination of pollen collecting and
counting equipment, banding of
migratory birds and in teaching soil-
vegetation survey techniques.
With an increasing awareness and
concern for ecological problems in the
last few years numbers of private individuals and public interest groups have
become interested in preserving the
endowment lands as a park..
A scientific pollution and environmental committee report issued in
1971 recommended regional park status
for the endowment lands under the
jurisdiction of the Vancouver-Fraser
Park District Board. The report emphasizes that a delicate balance of use
can be achieved with good planning.
The types of use SPEC forsees for the
endowment lands include strolling,
picnicking, hiking, nature study, riding
trails, golfing and group camping.
Vancouver area boy scouts currently
use the land for camping and bridle paths
have been established by the Southlands
riding club. The endowment lands are
used extensively by just plain folks for
walking and other peaceful activities.
The SPEC report points out that 25
years ago salmon spawned in Tin Can
Creek which flows through the southeastern portion of the lands and beneath
Marine Drive before draining into the
north arm of the Fraser. The SPEC
report maintains that re-establishment
of spawning stock in the stream would
have great educational and scientific
The SPEC report also recommends
nature walks be set up to enable
examination of specific natural
phenomena in a selected area.
Hilda Thomas, spokeswoman for the
Dunbar-West Point Grey area council
which takes an active interest in the
endowment lands, said in an interview
because the government has no clearcut
plans for the endowment lands, they
should be left as they are.
Geography professor Margaret North
submitted a brief to the president's ad
hoc committee to consider future uses of
the endowment lands in 1972. While in
favor of some kind of nature-oriented
recreation use for the endowment lands,
she says certain areas' are more important ecologically than others and
should be preserved above other considerations.
Admitting the necessity for housing,
however, North says that certain areas
have been more abused than others and
that it is in these areas that housing
should be built. She cited as an example
the area between Tenth and Eighth
avenues that has a history of abuse and
could be given over to housing.
The Belshaw Report about the future of
the endowment lands prepared for
Students' Council in 1971 recommends
the establishment of a "student ghetto"
for some part of the area. The bulk of the
lands, however, the report states, should
be preserved for parkland under the
jurisdiction of the city or the province.
The report's author, Adrian Belshaw
envisioned a park devoted to the ecology
of the area with an emphasis on minimal
disruption of the natural flora and fauna.
The report recommends that the heronry
and the Camosun peat bog be fenced off
with access limited to scientific
The Belshaw Report along with all the
rest of the briefs in recent years dealing
with the future of the endowment lands
that originate from the university,
stresses the importance of the area to the
university for teaching and research
The president's committee released a
report in April which concluded with a
strong recommendation for a development plan for the endowment lands.
"The lack of effective supervision and
control of the undeveloped areas is such
that serious deterioration in their condition is taking place which it is essential
to arrest. Further, steps should be taken
immediately to preserve selected areas
of particular value."
This latter is a particular problem.
Vandalism and garbage dumping takes
place in the endowment lands next to the
built-up areas. The work of certain
groups of organized vandals can be seen
in the form of religious slogans painted
on hapless tree trunks.
The Camosun bog was partially filled
in with the dirt taken from the new
Sedgewick library excavation. By the
time it was stopped it was too late to
repair the damage already done.
According to the Norris report, the
great blue heron nesting site is virtually
unknown outside of the zoology department which is a significant element in the
fact it has escaped damage so far.
The president's report was made up of
briefs submitted mostly by people within
the university community. It again
emphasized the ecological, recreational
and educational value of the endowment
lands but stated that if building is to be
permitted at all, the amount should be
severely limited. "If any building
development is permitted, it should be
restricted to some medium-cost housing
and concomitant uses."
A report on the endowment lands
prepared by B.G. Keefer of 4324 West
Eleventh points out that the beauty of
Vancouver's setting and the excellence of
its major parks tends to hide a chronic
shortage of parkland in relation to
Efforts to rectify this situation have
concentrated on the acquisition of lands
expensive both to procure and develop.
Keefer says that as the endowment lands
are forested and publicly owned they fit
the present requirements of the city
He states: "It is certainly difficult to
imagine that any large modern city
endowed with a large tract of publicly
owned forest between city and waterfront would even consider wholesale
subdivision as a serious alternative to
perpetual use of parkland. Exchange of
existing or potential parkland for housing
only intensifies congestion in the city and
its remaining parks."
It is unlikely that many people saw the
value of Stanley Park 60 years ago.
.Vancouver is renowned the world over
for its beauty. But it is only Stanley Park
and the mountains that convert a rather
ordinary and dull city into a community
that excites international envy.
Population projections for the year
2071 are somewhere around the 147
million mark for British Columbia alone.
Retention of the endowment lands as a
greenbelt or park or for any other use
that preserves its natural character is an
absolute must in the light of future
overcrowding of the lower mainland.
Building housing on it now is not going to
solve the housing shortage; it may
alleviate it temporarily.
There is a tremendous resource in this
undeveloped land. Let us hope the
politicians dispose of it wisely.
Friday, November 16, 1973
Page Friday, 3 Grandiose developme
endownment lands st<
The history of the University Endowment Lands is largely a story of
grandiose development schemes that
never came to pass.
The idea of basically preserving the
lands in a natural state has only gained
any wide popularity in the past few years
with the spread of environmental
When first set aside in 1908 the lands
consisted of about 750,000 acres of forest
and agricultural land, mostly near the
Lytton and Merritt areas to be leased or
sold by university administrators to
bring in money to pay for the operation of
the university.
Thus the term "endowment".
However in 1923 the provincial
government thought the lands too remote
to generate the desired revenue so
swapped them for about 2,500 acres
adjacent to the 994 acres set aside for the
development of UBC.
A comprehensive plan for the UEL was
prepared in 1924 which called for almost
the entire non-university area to be
developed either residentially or commercially, with only 140 acres retained as
Most of the existing roadways on the
lands were built during the 1920s and the
upper middle class housing area to the
east of the campus was started at that
In 1929 Harland Bartholomew, the St.
Louis city planner who drew up the first
comprehensive plan of Vancouver in
1928, also composed a plan for the UEL
not too different from the 1924 proposal.
Bartholomew was high in his praise of
the area:
"Probably no other city on the North
American continent has within or near it
an area containing such extraordinary
natural advantages for the development
of a truly fine residential area," his
report said.
By "truly fine residential area"
Bartholomew meant expensive homes
for Vancouver's business magnates —
a showpiece area the foundling
metropolis with great pretensions could
brag about.
Bartholomew submitted an updated
plan for the lands in 1945 still not too
different from his earlier plan except it
called for more apartment development
and of all things an airport in the
southeast corner of the site.
Small chunks of the lands have either
been bought or sold over the years. In
1931 a 37-acre parcel at King Edward and
Camosun was sold to the Society of Jesus
for $37,000 with the understanding the
area would be used for a school.
However the Jesuits never built the
school, instead selling the land to B.C.
Hydro, St. Georges School for Boys and
Regal Realty. Seventeen acres was sold
to Regal for $500,000 — a rather nice
profit. The land has recently been
developed with high-cost single family
That's just one example of bungling
administration that shows why the UEL
has never produced much revenue.
None of the proposed development took
place through the depression or war
years, except in the 700-acre parcel including the village shopping centre to the
east of the campus.
Development was curtailed because of
lack of funds and what was then the long
distance between the area and the
central business district — people didn't
want to commute that far.
The period after the war saw a
residential building boom on the
subdivided area of the UEL. People who
could afford to build or buy large expensive homes were doing so on the UEL,
and paying incredibly little for the lots in
the process — even for those days.
The UEL certainly wasn't remote
anymore. The Social Credit period from
1952-72 saw a series of much talked about
development proposals none of which
obviously came to pass.
The Socreds never figured out what
they wanted to do with the area.
Periodically, and often with great
flourish a plan would be announced —
and definite policy trends can be seen
throughout — but increasingly as people
grew more and more sensitive to the
unique value of the lands the Socreds
were fraught with indecision.
In 1953 the Socreds did virtually freeze
any new construction schemes on the
remaining Crown land that wasn't
already designated for use.
But the Socreds over-riding concern
with the UEL not surprisingly reflected
W. A. C. Bennett's dominant credo of
"keep it in the black" — they were
concerned the place wasn't generating
the revenue it was originally supposed to
As a result, David Turner, a civil
servant in the lands department, was
commissioned to do a study to formulate
how the lands could realize the optimum
endowment for UBC.
The Turner report was completed in
1957 but then lands and forests minister
Ray Williston didn't release it to the
public until 1959.
Turner's scheme sounded much like
Bartholomew's, envisaging the area,as
"one of the showplaces of North
Turner also estimated the lands when
developed would bring in $2.5 to $3
million annually after 15 years. Turner
called for 3,500 single-home lots, 34
apartment blocks between 6-10 storeys,
another golf course, a 109-acre clean
industry industrial park and 40 acres of
Turner also called for long-term lease
agreements rather than outright sale of
land in most cases plus he advocated
mostly public rather than private
development of the lands.
Williston, Bennett and Co. thought the
proposal too expensive and too risky
politically. Instead they looked for
private interests willing to take on the
Webb and Knapp (Canada) Ltd., a
huge development firm responded with
two proposals, in 1961 and 1963, but the^
Socred government turned them both
Both proposals featured high-density
development featuring expensive single-
lot homes of the type Turner proposed,
but more parkland and more housing
diversity as well.
But Socred indecision killed the plans.
Also Webb and Knapp went bankrupt.
Talk then shifted to establishing a
scientific-research community to keep
Canadian brains from migrating south. A
Vancouver Sun editorial of June, 1964,-
extolled the project as promoting
scientific and technological progress to
"exploit to the full the potentialities of
the scientific age".
The idea of a centralized multiversity
combining the best brains of academia
with the best brains of industry was the
popular concept of the day. So Williston
ENDOWMENT LAND USE ... as envisioned in 1924 original plan
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Developing an industrial research
university campus has long been a pet proj'
TRIUMF — the nuclear cyclotron r>
eastern edge of the campus is a represenl
development would include.
Advocates say ideally this industrial r
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large corporations involved. The bu
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having it in the University Endowment L*
elsewhere in the Vancouver area, would b
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However, there is some concern abc
research park would bring to UBC.
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industrial park could be as easily located ir
industrial park here would "only serve to
traffic situation."
And most people agree the traffic sit
sideration for any UEL development sch
Also, ecology-conscious people stress t
Page Friday, 4
Friday, November 16, 1973 and then UBC administration president
John B. MacDonald travelled to the
Stanford research centre in California on
a fact-finding tour and came back impressed.
Yet still no definite plan was drawn up.
/rom this train of thought TRIUMF and
a few other university-based research
facilities were spawned but still this was
nothing more than a bits-and-pieces
approach no matter what its direction.
In 1965 Bennett sprang the University
Real Estate Development Corp. on a
surprised legislature. Planned to tie-in
with the Bank of B.C. it was to be a crown
corporation similar to B.C. Hydro and
develop the lands with public funds with
the endowment financing all three
chartered universities.
Once again nothing developed,
however, and the legislation was never
actually enacted.
But all the plans of the Social Credit
era were similar in that they advocated
largely high-income single-lot housing,
the highest possible return and profit.
In Social Credit's final years groups
like SPEC, the campus-based Environmental Crisis Centre, local
ratepayers associations and the Sierra
Club locally spearheaded a change in
public consciousness over the best use of
the lands. Concern with the preservation
of the remaining natural environment
became a powerful socio-political force.
It was this increased ecological consciousness the new NDP government
faced upon its ascension to office. The
NDP also sees the lands as housing
chattel, but in a far different sense than
did the Socreds.
Significantly the UEL administration
';as switched from the jurisdiction of Bob
Williams' land and water resources
department to Lome Nicolson's newly-
created housing ministry. And yet
premier Dave Barrett has said recently
he personally favors a 50-50 housing-park
mix on the campus with the preservation
of ecologically-sensitive areas.
Nicolson, after his brash statements
about the supposed necessity of the UEL
for housing, has tempered his thoughts to
a similar conclusion.
But yet, environmental groups press
er the complete preservation of the
lands. A clash is forming and a compromise inevitable.
And that is where we stand today —
divided between the crying need for low-
cost housing to alleviate incredible
housing costs and a disappearing
wilderness in the middle of Regina-by-
EXPENSIVE HOUSING . . . low-cost housing will infringe
Nicolson has UEL cards
The man holding the proverbial cards
as to what happens to the University
Endowment Lands is Lome Nicolson, the
new provincial housing minister.
Ever since his sudden and startling
comments in July that the UEL could be
most responsibly used for housing
purposes, Nicolson has steadfastly
maintained a low-profile on the matter.
Obviously he has felt sorry he spoke out
so brashly so soon after he received the
housing responsibility upon his appointment to cabinet in May.
He has felt either confused or angry
over the generally hostile reaction to his
remarks that the UEL should be devoted
mainly to low-cost housing. His reaction
has been to retreat into an incredibly
insular shell. He has become extremely
paranoid on the subject of the UEL.
Obviously Nicolson misgauged the
mood of the populace on the matter, if he
gave it any thought at all.
His comments solicited three distinct
Firstly those who felt their existence
threatened — UEL residents.
The second reaction to Nicolson's
proposal was from veterans of the environment  movement  shocked  at  the
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fear that any UEL
development would disturb precarious ecological areas such as
the nesting ground of the blue heron and the unique Camosun peat
bog. The peat bog is full of fossils and widely used for research.
As well, some opponents of an industrial park on the UEL
believe it would centralize institutions of learning and research
which they see as a detriment.
The NDP provincial government's policy is for a decentralization of educational institutions.
Associate deputy education minister A.E. Soles says the
government "tries to provide opportunities throughout the
province, however, they won't neglect their obligations to the
coastal universities."
Perhaps the best way to form an idea of what an industrial
park offers is to compare it with the two major plans proposed for
the UEL: housing and leaving it the way it is.
Pessimists say housing in the UEL might possibly alleviate
the critical housing shortage for about six months but, after that
period, we would be back at square one with the exception of
losing some valuable property.
Also, they say, news of a relatively large number of houses in
Vancouver would probably only attract more people to the city
and, thus, compound the housing problem further.
Most people agree that some definite plan for the UEL must
be: formulated. Further, most people agree something will happen
to the UEL in terms of development and that it will not remain
untouched. Vandalism is quite common.
As most of the other proposals have benefits as well as
drawbacks, so does an industrial research park.
material ethic behind Nicholson's concept of the area. They had fought hard
over the years to establish an environmental ethic in people and felt
The third and most common reaction
was from people who slightly affected by
the social change of the time had come to
subconsciously assume the UEL would
become a park. Nicolson's announcement that alleviating the housing
shortage should be the prime consideration for the area hit these people
But what exactly does Nicolson and his
provincial government want to do with
the UEL?
That isn't totally clear yet. A committee was set up before Nicolson
inherited the housing responsibility to
look into the matter. The committee's
report is due within a month according to
Although Nicolson has refused to
divulge the bounds the committee is
working within, he has said the report
will represent a definite — but
philosophical — approach.
He stresses no physical plan is being
prepared but rather a consistent compendium of ideas open to feedback.
He has also said any development will
definitely be a housing-park mix. The
questions to be answered are how much
of each and what types?
Though Nicolson won't yet talk about
UEL use specifically he will openly
discuss his personal, and his government's philosophy toward housing in
Greater Vancouver and the province as a
Knowing something about this, the role
of the UEL in the scheme becomes more
Specifically Nicolson has said the area
between Chancellor and University
boulevard, composed mostly of scrub
alder, is a definite site for housing
because it has minimal recreation
On a more philosophical level he
stresses the need for "well-planned
housing, leaving much green space."
He also talks about the need for higher-
density housing in Greater Vancouver
because of an increasing lack of space
and poor land management in the past.
Ultimately he sees his department
working closely with the industrial
development department to change
settlement patterns in the province away
from the current centralization around
Vancouver and Victoria.
He sees a vital need for relocation of
key industries in the interior to stimulate
growth there by expansion of present
centres and creation of satellite cities.
He also appears to place a high priority
on trying to change people's conceptions
about what is desirable housing.
His pet project of the moment is to try
to stimulate what he calls "co-operative
housing." He sees this type of development as an essential part of any housing
development on the UEL.
Basically his concept of co-op housing
is to have more communal space in a
community to provide higher-density,
conservation of land and with careful
planning a greater sense of community
as well.
Nicolson said he is primarily aiming at
people in the $1,700-$13,000 a year income
range because these people are hardest
hit by soaring property and house values.
His proposal would see the co-ops as
non-profit housing rental at a fixed
original mortgage rate. The lessees
would qualify for all the benefits of
owning a house (Central Mortgage and
Housing grants for instance) but would
stance) but would not receive an increased equity on their purchase.
Nicolson stresses this is not a rent-to-
purchase plan.
The philosophy behind this is to keep
housing prices down.
Obviously such developments, if
successful, would have to be built in vast
amounts to have any effect on the
housing market as a whole. However,
Nicolson sees a cumulative effect oc-
curing as the type of housing becomes
gradually more popular and sees the
endowment lands as a good place to
make a sizeable dent in both the market
and the preconceptions of people as to
what a house should be.
However, Nicolson sees UEL
development as part of a currently three-
pronged attack on Greater Vancouver's
housing ills. The provincial government
also owns 220 acres at the base of Burnaby Mountain and is currently
negotiating with the federal government
about the possibility of jointly developing
the 750-acre Blair Rifle Range in North
Vancouver. Both areas would have
similar developments to that likely to be
proposed for the UEL.
Nicolson has also said that in all
probability any development of the scope
of the UEL would be undertaken with the
view to make it as self-sufficient and
neighborhood-enforcing as possible.
Thus it is likely such a development
would include small business communities (of what form it is uncertain)
and small neighborhood-oriented
shopping areas as well.
Friday, November 16, 1973
Page Friday, 5 Drama
Mirth and menace
Andrew Czaplejewski and Helen Shaver in a scene from the current City Stage lunch hour theatre
production of TIRA, by Michael Weller.
The current noon-hour production at City
Stage is Tira, a brisk and absorbing comedy by
British playwright Michael Weller.
Tira explores a young woman's inner struggles
for self-knowledge by making her confront the
male inhabitants of her imagination. The
dramatic interaction between Tira (Helen
Shaver) and a succession of imaginary
paramours (allplayed by Andrew Czaplejewski)
provokes an irresistible mix of mirth and
City Stage's production of Weller's short but
demanding play spotlights the considerable
energies and abilities of its two young players.
Czaplejewski, who helped make the Arts Club's
production of Creeps such a chilling success,
continues to display stunning versatility in his
performance as Tira's lovers. Helen (Shaver's
title role is no less challenging, as she must
adjust and react with every character that her
imagination conjures up on the stage.
Tira's lovers are deftly drawn caricatures
built by accumulation of exaggerated gestures:
the    unfaithful    husband,    the    prancing
homosexual, the sportscar-slung swinger, the
crude hardhat, and the shy exploiter.
Czaplejewski slips in and out of these instantly-
recognizable character types with dizzying
facility. His physical agility and his skill at
portraying the defining gesture creates an array
of vivid and convincing caricatures.
Czaplejewski's caricatures are natural
vehicles for satire, however. Tira is the comic
centre of the play. Tira epitomizes the dilemma
of a young person who has not yet found a true
voice of her own. Although she is rejected and
even physically assaulted by her imaginary
lovers, Tira does retain a buoyant receptivity to
each new experience. In her openness to experience we recognize the first stirrings of self-
discovery. Shaver plays Tira perfectly, blending
outer charm with inner sensitivity in just the
right proportions.
Michael Weller's dialogue is fast-paced and
amusing, well suited to the talents of the City
Stage players. Ray Michal's fluid direciion effectively maximizes the potency of their ever-
changing encounters. Rob Harvey
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violence (not the "ultra-violence" of Orange
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I argue "better than average" because Hack-
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generally carries the whole cops' and smugglers'
roulette routine on his broad shoulders. The
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the director's eye riveted on "quality violence"
and box office pleasing cine cliches such as the
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Friday, November 16, 1973 Stage
Relentless drama
The House of Bernardo Alba
by Federico Garcia Lorea
directed by Svetlana Smith
at the Dorothy Somerset Studio
The House of Bernards Alba, the last tragedy
Lorca wrote before he was killed by Franco's
fascist hoodlums, is an intense play of rustic
simplicity. This drama about women in the
village of Spain has a stark, rugged, relentless
beauty (almost Unamunoesque), perhaps deeply
Spanish, of multileveled richness. The M.A.
thesis production, which opened last Wednesday
evening, not only preserved this essential quality
of Lorca's theatre, but also helped us interpret
this poetical play on many different levels.
It was achieved with a minimum of fuss, in a
sure, competent manner. The decor, costumes
and lighting all kept the fundamental starkness
of Lorca's play.
At the obvious level this play with an all-
woman cast tells us about a woman of sixty
autocratically trying to preserve so-called
family tradition and honor, and in so doing
represses her daughters' sexual urges and lust
for life. But it goes beyond being just a presentation of the claustrophobic enclosed lives of
women in Spain. Slowly and significantly it
becomes a study of tyranny and oppression —
and everything that goes with it. The whole atmosphere becomes oppressive with blackmail,
lies, and suspicion, whispers and insinuations,
spying and eavesdropping, quarrels, jealousies,
and fear. Then surely, incisively, come the
violent clashes of will: a deadly fight between
tyranny and freedom.
- The images are clear, direct, and pointed.
Stained white walls with listening ears, sleepless
eyes, the terrible stick of authority, the op
pressive, tense heat of the summer night, the
wild white stallion stamping its hoof in a closed
stable — with all these Lorca successfully
wedded the poetry of the theatre with the
political struggle for freedom.
It is significant that the sister who loved Adela
most became the instrument of her destruction.
Perhaps Lorca intended to portray the role of the
bourgeoisie in a struggle against oppression,
where the bourgeoiu, however sympathetic he
might be to the plight of the common man,
continues to act selfishly. Also significant is the
final authoritarian voice of Bernarda when she
demands 'silence' of everybody, the way a
dictator imposes censorship.
No doubt it is a difficult play to stage. Difficult,
because of its simplicity. Difficult, because it is
not just a show, but a play with a purpose and a
message. Difficult, because Lorca stripped the
play of so-called round plot and development of
characters and depended entirely on the basic
idea of the play and its refractive symbols. But
whatever the message is, it had to sustain the
interest of spectators on thetheatrical level. The
play concerns dried-up withering women, rigid,
straight, severe authority, and a young girl in a
desperate love.
The way Svetlana Smith picked faces for these
roles shows understanding and imagination.
Especially, Patricia Knight-Webb as the ugly,
spinsterish Angustias, Ann McQueen as Mar-
tirio, tormented with her love and jealousy, and
Moyra Mulholland, the aging tyrant Bernarda,
were particularly impressive.
It is refreshing to see that such a low-budget
student production could achieve more than the
spectacular productions at Freddy Wood.
Manabendra Bandyopadhyay
Political dramatist of stark proportions.
Universal chord hits home
Leaving Home
by David French
directed by John Wood
at the Playhouse.
To say Leaving Home is a good
Canadian play is irrelevant. There is no
need for an apology. David French wrote
an excellent play. Period.
David French moved to Toronto from
Newfoundland in 1945. He followed that
well-known route of most artists before
establishing himself. During his thirty-
four years he has been a janitor,
deckhand, night watchman, postal clerk
and actor, to name a few occupations. It
is no coincidence that Leaving Home
concerns itself with a Newfoundland
family living in Toronto. The program
quotes French on the autobiographical
"Well it is and it isn't. I suppose that all
the characters are like me, and none of
the characters are like me. Some of the
conflicts are autobiographical."
Identifying with this is an understatement. If you have blood in your
• veins, oxygen in your lungs and an ounce
of humanity in your soul, French will
reach you, tell you, touch you.
Ben (Jack Wetherall) is 19, sensitive
and taciturn. Billy (Ken Scott) is 17, an
ill-prepared husband for his pregnant
girl-friend Kathy (Marti Maraden).
Jacob (Leslie Yeo) is their garrulous,
towering immature father, and Mary
(Kate Reid) is the mother who has held
them together for twenty years.
Who is leaving home? Billy is — to get
married. Ben is — to escape from his
father. Kathy is — to flee from her
drunken whorish mother. -All the
characters are. Mary, Ben and Kathy's
mother Minnie too. Their exodus is not
over yet, for their Newfoundland home is
fresh as ever in their minds.
This is a play about boyhood
developing into manhood. Fantasy
confronting reality. Truth facing self-
deception. Love, fear, courage. But most
important, a play about relationships.
Wetherall and Scott do admirable jobs
as Ben and Billy. Both actors capture the
Marti Maraden, Kate Reid, Rita Howell and Jack Wetherall from French's play.
boyish charm being replaced by surfacing adulthood.
Billy is one of the weakest parts to play
because the role is static and is not
developed to a great extent. French
chose to use Ben as the balance to the
pressures in the play.
Maraden and Rita Howell are the
mother and daughter of complete opposite natures. Maraden simpers and
whimpers and manages to convince in
the play's most unconvincing role, while
Howell is the superb epitome of coarse,
blunt crudity, who spares no one, not
even boy friend Harold (Al Kozlik).
French is not to be condemned for the
one-dimensional characters though. He
is more interested in character inter
relationships, and when he does choose to
examine character, it is Mary and Jacob
he focuses on.
Reid and Yeo are outstanding. Reid is
the tired, weary but strong peace-maker
in a household of volatile emotions. Her
part is not intended to dominate the
stage, but her essential presence is
always felt. Yeo is the contentious,
tempermental father, a dancing bear
who cunningly manipulates' and plays
with the people around him.
Leaving Home is a play of emotions
and moods. The emphasis is on atmosphere, not action. Jack Simon's set
and Frank Masi's soft shading of light
complement the script. The play is set in
Toronto during the late fifties. The set is
a cross section of a lower middle class
duplex. It sprawls across the stage, but it
does not clutter or confuse. Clean and
tidy, Mary has tried to make the house
presentable with the little means
available, but has not been able to mask
the despair.
The greatest asset to French's play is
that it is not over-indulgent, maudlin or
so personal it bedbmes incomprehensible. You do not have to come
from Newfoundland or lived through late
fifties Toronto to understand. Yet in
writing about a specific situation, French
has managed to tap a universal one.
Steve Morris
Friday, November 16, 1973
Page Friday, 7 Page 12
Friday, November  16,   1973
In The Ubyssey, Nov. 8, Hillel
House ran an anonymous advertisement on page six with the
quotation "A good name is better
than precious oil — ask the Dutch".
I personally find this to be offensive and needless to say ambiguous. Perhaps I over-reacted to
it but I feel that the said quotation
is as offensive as ethnic jokes.
With this in mind I would like
Hillel House to explain what they
meant by that quotation and why
they ran it anonymously. Also I
wo«rld like the people at Hillel who
(though I may be wrong in making
this assumption) led the
crusade/inquisition against the
engineering undergraduate society
for printing ethnic jokes in their
newspaper a few years back to
explain how they could be so upset
about the Jewish jokes yet be
hypocritical enough to
anonymously print such an ambiguous quotation and possibly,
ethnic slur, in their advertisement.
Ron Campbell
honors sociology
Trots 2
I wish to congratulate Paul Knox
and his recent letters about the
Young Socialists and the Georgia
I judge the Young Socialists and
the League for Socialist Action on
what they have achieved, not what
they promise.
The LSA and YS have infiltrated
the New Democratic Party area
council to such a degree that when
the Vancouver District Labor
Council calls for unity in the civic
elections, the LSA, YS and supporters defeat any chance of left
wing unity.
The result is that the right wing
parties have maintained control of
city hall far too long and the
working men and women of
Vancouver are suffering for it.
Knox mentioned the role the LSA
and other Trotskyists played in the
breaking up of the united front of
the anti-war marchers in 1969.
They prolonged the suffering of
the people of Indochina that much
longer, thus playing unconsciously
or consciously into the hands of the
war machine.
The Trotskyist groups in Vancouver are now dealing the same
dirty cards with the fascist coup in
Chile. Their stand on popular unity
is: "It can't work — ha ha we told
you so!" Meanwhile thousands of
sons and daughters of Chile are
being murdered and imprisoned.
It is fitting that the YS supports
the Georgia Straight. The Trotskyist movement throughout this
century has always ended up
supporting the capitalist system
through their actions contrary to
what they promise.
Chris Shelton
science 2
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We're looking for
business and
commerce grads.
At Mutual Life, we believe the success of a company depends on
the success of its people. If you're good at what you do, we'd like
to meet you.
We'll be on campus next Tuesday and Wednesday. Specifically,
we're interested in Commerce graduates. But we'll talk to anyone
who is keen on the challenges of sales and is management
We place a strong emphasis on management ability and we're
looking for individuals who can lead and inspire others. To help
each person realize his potential, we provide adequate
compensation along with a wide range of training programs.
Make an appointment now at the Student Placement Office. We'll
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In the article concerning the
decision of the graduate student
association executive not to have
representation on the master
teacher award committee, (The
Ubyssey, Nov. 6) there are several
factual errors which I should like
to point out:
1. The award was established by
Dr. & Mrs. Walter C. Koerner, not
by President Walter Gage. The
president, who was the first
recipient of the award, donated the
$5,000 to the university library.
2. Our decisions are based solely
on the nine criteria listed in the
regulations. They concern only
teaching, not popularity, or
research as stated in your article.
3. The matter of whether or not a
candidate has tenure is completely
irrelevant under the conditions of
the award.
Ruth L. White
master teacher award committee
The comments on the criteria by
which master teachers were
chosen were those of graduate
student executive member Merilee
Pualson, not of The Ubyssey—Eds.
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Hot flashes
YS holds
A panel discussion on the
provincial government's inaction
on women's rights legislation will
be held 8 p.m. tonight at 1208
Granville as part of the Vanguard
Forum series.
Panelists will be Gene
Errington, ombudswoman for the
Vancouver status of women
council, Jacquie Henderson,
organizer for the League of
Socialist Action, Monica Jones,
co-ordinator of Canadian women's
coalition for abortion law repeal
and Betsy Wood, a childcare
The meetings will try to decide
why the government won't act
and what the women's movement
should do about it.
There will be an emergency
meeting of the arts undergraduate
society    collective    to    discuss
Political    economy    and    stage    of
revolution   in   Canada,   7:30   p.m.,
Hebb theatre.
Meeting, noon, IH lounge.
How to win government action on
women's     rights,     8     p.m.,     1208
Emergency     meeting,     noon,
auditorium annex 261.
Ascent   of   man,   noon,   geography
Lunch    meeting,     noon,    graduate
students' centre.
Meeting, noon, clubs party room.
General meeting, noon, SUB 105B.
Information     on     strategy     meet,
noon, SUB 205.
University singers, noon and 8 p.m.,
music building recital hall.
AGAPE meet, 7:30 p.m., 3886 West
General   meeting,   noon,   Buchanan
tower 1207.
Practice   and   KYU   test,   6-8   p.m.
gym E. No formal practice Saturday
Practice,   10:30   a.m.-12:30   p.m.,
SUB 200.
Heber    J.     Grant     administration
genius, noon, Angus 204.
Skating,     8:3 0-10:30     a.m.,
Thunderbird arena.
Women  in  China,  7:30  p.m., SUB
Weekly   prayer   and   share,   noon,
Lutheran centre conference room.
History professor John Con-way on
#>        the cross and the swastika, noon, IH
Sister Catherine Wallace on women
and   the   just   society,   8:15   p.m.,
Totem     Park    residence    common
Meeting, noon, SUB 213.
methods of dealing with the Prang
report on student representation
Monday noon in Brock 163.
All arts students are invited to
come and join the collective. The
formation of the arts
inter-departmental undergraduate
council will also be discussed.
UBC singers
The University Singers,
directed by James Schell, will sing
with the music of Brahms,
Coulthard, and Gabrieli noon
today in the music building recital
The University chamber
singers, directed by Cortland
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Friday, November 16, 1973
Women sweep volleyball meet
—joan schwartz photo
THUNDERETTES TOOK 16 STRAIGHT games in the University of
Victoria Invitational Volleyball Tournament Saturday. Sandi Buhr,
10, Pat Horn, 8, and Lynne Day join forces for a successful three-man
block against close rival Chimo I.
UBC soccer team
comes of age
A funny thing happened on the way to Queen's Park Stadium
Wednesday night, the soccer team representing this campus came of
The Birds battled snow, hail, and the New Westminster Blues: and
lost. The final score was 4-2 for the Blues. But the Birds displayed their
best team effort of the season. The squad finally welled together,
transformed from a team of individuals to a well disciplined group.
All year long Coach Joe Johnson has been trying to find his "magic
14". Fourteen players that will play together as a team. He's finally
found them. "With 14 good players the club should be able to beat
anybody in the B.C. Soccer League," he said. The players, and even the
coach think that they can.
The Birds played well despite the loss. Ex-Birds, Wayne and Gary
Thompson gave the Blues an early 3-0 lead. But the Birds didn't give up.
For the first time in the last four games (all losses) they refused to play
dead. Brian Budd narrowed the margin to 3-1, before the first half had
The Birds charged out and took control of the play in the second
half. Chris Suzuki scored for the Birds at the 50 minute mark, and it was
3-2 for the Blues. The Birds then proceeded to completely dominate the
play. But late in the game, the Blues were awarded a questionable
penalty shot. The final score was 4-2.
Nick Degarstino, and newcomer Al Collings were the outstanding
players of the game. Chris Suzuki, continued his scoring streak for the
Birds, who now have a 2-4-2 record, good for sixth place in the twelve
team division. They feel that they can improve on that record.
Optimism reigns supreme in the Birds camp as they prepare to
meet league leading Pegasus, on Sunday. Game time is 2 p.m. at Kinsmen Park.
Football team loses final
The Thunderettes made a clean sweep of the
University of Victoria Invitational Volleyball
Tournament Saturday. UBC, last year's Canadian
Intercollegiate champions, took 14 games without a
loss in round-robin play. They went on to win the first
two games in the best-of-three final.
The Blue and Gold started against its toughest
competition, Chimo I. UBC worked hard for a 15-13
win in the first game, but dominated the court for a
second victory, 15-7.
Betty Baxter sustained the UBC effort with key
spikes and blocks in the opener. A much improved
team effort and outstanding blocking by rookie Pat
Horn produced the wider point spread in the second
The Thunderettes went on to defeat the University
of Oregon, 15-4, 15-4. Rookie setter Vickey Sahota,
replacing injured Sandi Buhr, had a strong second
game, taking six points from Oregon on serves and
After a brief lunch-break, UBC neatly disposed of
Chimo II15-1,15-3. Then, a squad of 13-to-15 year olds
from the Victoria "Y" gave the Blue and Gold a real
In a mid-day slump, the Thunderettes slowed
down and became disorganized. Service in the first
game was poor, but picked up in the second. Although
the scores were 15-6, 15-3, the UBC squad fought for
every point they made. Rookie Marg Atkinson put in
a fine effort, both on offense and defence.
Intercollegiate rival, University of Victoria, was
the next team to fall to the Thunderette attack. Buhr
and Lynne Day, along with Baxter, presented a
strong offense and, with superlative serving displays
by Karen Johnson and Sharon Williams, produced
exciting 15-8, 15-2 wins.
In their first game agaist UBC, the Malaspina
team from Nanaimo was blanked by 15 consecutive
serves from Day. Rookie Janice van de Putte helped
prevent loss of serve with strong, well-placed spikes
from left front. The second game went to the Thunderettes 15-4, with Carin McBean and Norma McDonald both turning in impressive individual performances.
The Blue and Gold appeared to have the tournament wrapped up as they sailed past the Victoria
Senior Women, 15-4 in the first game of their last
round-robin match. The attack, coming largely from
left front, was led by Johnson and supported by Buhr,
Day and Horn. However, the second game did not
come as easily.
Last Saturday the UBC football
team wrapped up their season with
a 38-3 loss to Saskatchewan.
On a warm winter Saskatoon
day, the Birds went down to a
defeat which was not completely
unexpected, considering both
team's records. On the strength of
this win, the Huskies will enter a
sudden death play-off with the
Manitoba Bisons to determine who
will represent the West in the
Canadian college play-off series.
Coach Norm Thomas said the
play was closer than the score
showed. He said much of the lack
of Bird scoring came from dropped
passes which stopped UBC drives.
Throughout the season the Birds
have been inconsistent except for
the losing column. To use the observation of countless others, they
constantly found new and unique
ways of failing.
Thomas said the coaches will be
sitting down to evaluate the
season, and to discuss who they
wish to return to next year's team.
Needless to say, not many of the
present players fit into that
category. However, hope springs
eternal in the human breast, and
there's a lot of time to forget and
prepare for next season.
The Senior Women put the pressure on, keeping
the score close and the tension high. Although UBC's
service, blocking and spiking were strong and despite
a particularly good effort by Baxter, the Thunderettes could not pull ahead. Victoria Senior Women
were only one point away from victory before the
Blue and Gold salvaged the 16-14 win a perfect 14-0
record for the day.
The Thunderettes then had to play-off against
Chimo I who had finished second in the round-robin
with an 11-3 record. The Chimos were out to retain the
Invitational title and had consolidated their efforts
since their early morning confrontation with UBC.
Early serving was poor on both sides, but the
Chimos continued to make many costly service
errors. The Thunderettes "pulled ahead 5-1, then
began to lose ground. The Chimos brought the score
to 13-12 before UBC took the last two points for the 15-
12 win.
In the second game, the Blue and Gold piled up a
solid 8-2 lead, but play stalled as service see-sawed
back and forth. The Chimos were only able to take
one more point as UBC pulled away 15-3.
The Thunderettes played inspired volleyball in the
finals, serving well, covering quickly and blocking
effectively. Williams and Day both turned in outstanding performances on their service and defence.
Buhr, despite an ankle injury showed excellent court
coverage and made several spectacular saves. Buhr
and Williams both demonstrated their versatility in
setting and spiking as they connected for points on
each other's passes. Both set up Baxter's attack
which was particularly devastating from centre
The tournament gave UBC their first real competition, some early season game experience and a
hint at this year's prospects.
Coach Marilyn Pomfret was pleased with the
squad's performance so early in the season. Decisive
scores in individual games and the clean sweep of
sixteen straight games demonstrated the tremendous
potential of this team.
The day's play also assured coach Pomfret there
is talent on her bench. Only former junior varsity
player, Joanne Fenton, saw no action Saturday,
forced to sit out the tournament with a sprained left
Thunderettes would appear to be a well-
disciplined, highly-skilled, smoothly functioning club.
As their skills and strategy continue to improve
during the remainder of the season they should have
little difficulty in retaining their CWIA championship
in March.
—joan schwartz photo
CAPTAIN BETTY BAXTER DEVASTATED UBC's competition with fast, hard spikes from centre front.
Here, Baxter got off a good hit against Chimo II as Janice van de Putte covers for any rebound. Friday, November 16, 1973
Page 15
Wrestlers see action
The Thunderbird wrestling team
will see their first action of the
year when they host the UBC Invitational Tournament here
Bob Laycoe, the new coach, has
put some changes into the
program. He has set up a busy
competition schedule with opponents coming from the
numerous colleges and universities
in Washington and Oregon.
Wrestling is an important sport in
the States and the rigorous competition should be good for the
By national standards, the Birds
should have a fairly strong team,
especially in the heavier weight
categories. The biggest
weaknesses could be a lack of
depth and inexperience in the
lighter weight classes.
Teris Hryb, perennial national
champion, Olympic and Pan
American Games competitor, is
again expected to shine for UBC in
the 177 pound class. Philippe
Markon, 190 pounds, was a
provincial champion in his native
Quebec. Heavyweight Bill McDonald, 177 pounds, Craig
Delahunt, and the Richey brothers,
190 pound George and 158 pound
Mike, have shown themselves to be
fine wrestlers. This results in
giving the upper weight classes
strong potential.
Aside from 118 pound John
Davison, a former national
champion, the lighter classes are
generally untested.
Tomorrow's tournament will be
held in Gym "A" (located next to
the Winter Sports Centre) starting
at 11 a.m. The UBC Invitational is
considered to be one of the top
tournaments in Canada in terms of
of NHL end
East West
1. Montreal 1. Philadelphia
2. Boston 2. Chicago
3. New York 3. Minnesota
4. Toronto 4. St. Louis
5. Buffalo 5. Los Angeles
6. Vancouver 6. Atlanta
7. Detroit 7. Pittsburgh
8. Long Island 8. California
Playoffs: Montreal defeats
Toronto; Boston defeats New
York; Philadelphia defeats St.
Louis; Minnesota defeats Chicago;
Montreal defeats Minnesota;
Boston defeats Philadelphia;
Montreal defeats Boston.
quality. The competing teams will
include top U.S. teams such as the
University of Washington, Central
Washington State, Western
Washington State, Eastern
Washington State, Puget Sound
University, Pacific Lutheran,
Pacific University, Seattle Pacific,
and SFU.
Wrestling is one of the top
spectator sports in the U.S. Laycoe
would like to see it develop a
similar popularity here. This type
of spectator participation takes
time and knowledgable fans but if
Laycoe can continue to line up this
calibre of competition interest
should pick up.
If you go to the meet tomorrow
don't expect UBC to send very
many to the finals, only one B.C.
wrestler has ever won a title in this
competition. It is the experience
gained in meets of this sort which
will help the Birds in future dual
Birds face Brandon;
fans face coaches
The UBC Thunderbird hockey
team meets Brandon University
tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. in
the Winter Sports Centre.
Although neither game is a
league contest the Birds are
anxious to restore their reputation
which was slightly tarnished in last
week's exhibition loss to Alberta.
The Brandon Bobcats have
always put up a good fight in the
past before succumbing to UBC.
The upcoming games should prove
no exception.
Coach Hindmarch said he hopes
UBC begins to increase their accuracy on their long shots. UBC
has some of the best shooters in
collegiate hockey but they have
been unable to take advantage of a
Brian Debasio or Yoshio Hoshino
slap shot.
Competition with Brandon,
which plays in the Central Canada
league, should be a good opportunity for an all-around sharpening of the UBC game without
affecting their league standing.
About 200 of the 2,000 people
expected at tonight's hockey game
will see it.
The other 1,800 or so. will be too
busy getting drunk, outmouthing
their neighbors, artistically
arranging their garbage on the
Winter Sports Centre floor and,
generally, having a good time.
Some of these fun lovers threw
booze over University of Alberta
coach Clare Drake at last Friday's
game. This, plus further
harassment from behind the
bench, led Drake to say afterward
that police protection might be a
good idea.
Of course, we all realize that the
mentality of a sack lunch and the
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Take notice that the Students' Court will hear presentations
regarding the constitutional validity of Student Council's
resolution banning the free distribution of the "Georgia
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(Club Lounge) at 3:30 p.m. the 22nd day of November, 1973.
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restraint of a giant muskrat in heat
helps the home team. The Birds
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Bird coach Bob Hindmarch said
some of the fans' actions were
embarrassing to everyone on the
So, Friday night, the 'experts'
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