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Array University will accept more park input
By GEOF WHEELWRIGHT
Thursday's open forum on the
future of an industrial research
park at UBC is over, but both
UBC students and administration
admit the issue is far from solved.
Students at the forum said they
were unhappy with answers given
by UBC administration president
Doug Kenny and Don Larsen,
spokesman for the B.C. Development Corporation. Kenny said he
is willing to participate in further
public forums to discuss the proposed 58-acre research park, but
refused to call official public hearings or consider a moratorium on
development of the park.
"You can't call a halt to it (development of the park) for discussions. But if you want more public
discussions then we'll have them.
We can have another meeting after Christmas," said Kenny.
But   Kenny's   commitment   to
just attend another public meeting
is not enough said the chairman of
the student representative assembly's research park committee. "1 thought we got a snow job.
They (public meetings) are quite
meaningless unless Kenny's willing to have a moratorium," Marty
Lund said.
Lund said unless there is a moratorium on development of the
park any public discussion of the
value of the research park is useless, because proceedings to develop the park will continue in to
tal disregard of public opinion.
The committee today will discuss
gathering a petition calling for
public hearings and guarantees of
public representation on the park
management committee, he said.
But Kenny said if there was sufficient public outcry against the
park proposal he would have to
consider holding public meetings.
"If there were outcries from the
community, that's the most effective control on the university,"
he said.
And Larsen said he would also
be willing to attend further public
discussions of the project. "I'd
say we'd be very happy to come
out and lay everything out on the
table," he said.
"We haven't etched things in
stone yet, we are open to public
input."
Despite his alleged openness to
public input, Larsen was quick to
outline well-defined and firm
plans for the park. And he said he
wanted the plans for the research
park to proceed without political
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interference from any government.
"Discovery Park Foundation is
structured to be completely autonomous from the government. We
didn't want a change in personalities to change the route we have
in mind."
But students at the forum said
they felt it was unlikely they were
going to be allowed to change
what Kenny and Larsen "have in
mind." Although Kenny claimed
the public has been allowed input
on the matter since he announced
UBC was considering the park
two years ago, most students still
felt they had not been consulted.
"People want some input before the fact and not after the
fact," said one student.
Kenny said the university would
invoke and fully enforce "strict"
federal and provincial safety regulations on the park's tenants.
Admin heads
hit split roles
— kevin finnegan photo
INTRICATE RITUAL dance of local cult provides fascination and delight for many as devotees flock to nearby
muddy frozen fields to engage in traditional ceremonies and arrange themselves in unusual combinations of
broken limbs. Object of primitive ceremony is to eventually convey remains of dead pig beyond certain boundaries
set by neutral priest in black while being struck repeatedly around head, shoulders and groin by rival cult. Rugby
'Birds won one, lost one Thursday.
Gov't welches on task force voice
OTTAWA (CUP) — Education
officials are disputing whether to
allow students on a new
federal/provincial task force on
student aid, and refuse to commit
themselves on the issue.
The task force is "an important
matter and one which affects both
student representatives and the various provinces as well as the federal
government," secretary of state
David MacDonald told MP Pauline
Jewett (NDP-New Westminster-Co-
quitlam) in the House of Commons
Thursday.
"When I met with my officials on
Monday of this week we examined
particularly the way in which we
could responsibly involve representatives of the students' federation in
order that there be a total input and
involvement by them with respect to
the final report and recommendations which come forward," he
said.
MacDonald will meet Dec. 3 with
National Union of Students representatives to discuss conflicting reports on the status of student representation on the task force.
Jim Horsman, Alberta's minister
of advanced education and manpower, told the Federation of Alberta Students in a letter Nov. 21
that "the decision has been made by
the CMEC (Council of ministries of
education) that no student representatives will be on the task
force."
The council has told NUS that no
final decision on the student representation question has been made.
As late as Nov. 29 Lucien Perras,
the council's executive director,
told NUS that the minister of education will have to decide that issue.
By RANDY HAHN
University and college administrators are dissatisfied with the
provincial government's divide and
rule strategy.
Simon Fraser University president George Pedersen said he has
reservations about the division in
the former education ministry, leaving Pat McGeer in charge of universities, while Brian Smith takes
responsibility for all other educational institutions.
"In the long run it is an unfortunate decision," Pedersen said.
"It is better to coordinate among all
levels and this decision will cut communications among the levels of
■education."
UBC administration president
Doug Kenny said he basically
agreed with Pedersen.
"I would have preferred that the
education ministry remain
unitary," he said. "I've always
viewed education as a unitary
system."
And a UBC administration vice-
president said Thursday he felt the
old education portfolio would not
be split between two ministers for
very long.
"I personally would have liked to
see the universities and colleges
stick together," said Erich Vogt,
faculty and student affairs vice-
president.
"In the long run the ministries
will be combined again. They (colleges and universities) have so much
in common," he said.
Langara College principal J. J.
Denholm said he felt the change
was detrimental to B.C.'s community colleges.
"It is all to the advantage of the
universities," he said. "To be in a
ministry almost exclusively devoted
to universities can only be to their
benefit."
Denholm said that while universities and colleges currently enjoy
close ties, it might not be the case in
the future.
"It could conceivably lead to a
situation where universities and colleges drift apart."
SFU's Pedersen also said he
found it odd the way the old portfolio was split, because universities
have never been removed from
community colleges.
"I doubt that it's been done this
way anywhere else in Canada," he
said.
The charge reaffirms the Social
Credit government's dedication to
technical and applied education
over a humanities and liberal arts
one, said Valgeet Johl, UBC's
Alma Mater Society external affairs
officer.
But Kenny said he disagrees with
Johl's interpretation.
"No, I don't think that would
take place at this university," he
said.
Kenny also said he would not personally comment on McGeer retaining the university part of the old
portfolio.
"1 don't feel it's appropriate for
a university president to comment
on a political appointment," he
said.
New amendments constitute AMS war
By JULIE WHEELWRIGHT
The student representative assembly is in the
midst of civil war and the students are caught
in the middle, in a battle zone where the facts
are few and the decisions vital.
Analysis
The cause of the feud is the proposed constitutional amendments which students are
being asked to vote on today and throughout
next week.
One of the casualties of the battle has been
the SRA itself. This issue has successfully
divided the assembly into two clear factions of
right and left.
You, the student, are the other victim of this
fight.
The-history of the conflict began, ominously
on   Hallowe'en  when   SRA  members  Bruce
Armstrong and Shirley Waters introduced motions asking the assembly to approve in principle a bylaw referendum.
The motion passed quietly. But two weeks
later Armstrong tried to speed up the process
by introducing a petition of 600 signatures and
demanding an immediate vote.
Some members claimed the petition was
questionable. Valgeet Johl, Alma Mater Society external affairs officer, said students who
signed the petition didn't see the amendments
in their entirety, but an edited version.
Johl also said she had seen duplications in
the signatures and one student Susan Hughes
said no explanatory note was attached to the
petition she signed.
The factions began arming themselves. Armstrong denied the charges and claimed the petition indicated students really wanted the
referendum.
The assembly then referred the petition to
student court but surprisingly enough another
petition with 600 signatures was presented at
an emergency SRA meeting two day later. The
right strikes back.
But the left was at an advantage the following Wednesday, Nov. 14. Some key members
of the right, notably Brian Short, Shirley
Waters and  Bruce Armstrong were missing.
And the SRA voted to postpone the referendum until written iegal advice concerning the
vote was given to them. Fine. But a year old
document was produced, another motion introduced this week and the referendum was
on. Johl seemed to sum up the situation
when she said:
"I'm tired of being told it's the students who
want the referendum when it's the members of
the SRA who want it."
And while the members of the assembly
have been fighting their war of words, they
have been neglecting other matters. And the
students are left waiting on the sidelines, the
left and the right. THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, November 30, 1979
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THE    UBYSSEY
Page 3
— kevin finnegan photo
SUN GLOWS FEEBLY into clever trap laid by enterprising bottler of suntan oil for use in winter. UBC researcher
has perfected technique of collecting, concentrating, dehydrating and storing solar balm in winter months for use
of students whose parents aren't sending them to Hawaii. First test of wonder oil indicate design of solar trap may
change because of unusually high incidence of green sunburn.
Gay books join mainstream
Gay literature has joined the literary mainstream, an owner of a
Vancouver gay bookstore said
Thursday.
Grace Flesher told about 40 people in SUB 212 that gay literature's
former poor reputation is no more
and both the public and major publishing companies are recognizing
gay literature as an entity in itself.
"Gay literature has come into its
own," said Flesher, owner of Pass-
acaglia Books. "Compare it to the
development of science fiction. As
the field began to expand, the publishers said yes, this is a viable subsection of our publishing."
'The significance of homosexual
literature has grown and is no
longer hidden among other books
in the grocery store, nor is the exclusive domain of small gay
publishing houses, she said.
Gays began to realize they wanted to read a specific kind of literature and publishers responded to
that demand, Flesher said.
"Now a lot of the new books are
being published by regular publish-
for now
So you think you're rid of us, eh.
Hah! Not yet. We haven t gone to
Buchanan tower to beg forgiveness
. . . we're preparing to put out our
Christmas special Dec. 7. And then
you won't have us to kick around
anv more.
ing houses and so, are more accessible," she said.
Even paperback publishers are
joining the ranks of companies like
Random House and Simon &
Schuster, she said. "The trend
seems to be increasing. Bantam's
major book of the spring will be on
gay horoscopes."
Flesher displayed a number of
new releases her store offers. The
literature ranged from resource
books to novels to a collection of
cartoons entitled, And God Bless
Uncle Harry and His Roommate
Jack, Who We're Not Supposed to
Talk About.
Flesher also showed one comical,
almost satirical, book called Atti
tudes which consisted of paper doll
cutouts.
"We (gays) make more fun of
ourselves than anyone else,"
Flesher said.
Passacaglia Books first opened
eight months ago and is completely
gay-owned and gay-operated. The
store has the largest selection of gay
literature in B.C.
"The response has been tremendous."
She does not believe the fact her
bookstore caters to the gay population alienates other customers. Both
gays and straights mingle in the
bookstore and there has been no
case of antagonism between them,
she said.
SFU cancels
rent increase
Canadian Universil> Press
A proposal calling for a large increase in Simon Fraser University's
resident housing fees has been rejected by its board of governors.
The university's housing committee wanted to raise the rent at the
three residences by 20 to 40 per cent
effective March 1, 1980, despite a
recent housing report that said the
residences were in "a shocking state
of affairs."
The board voted 7 to 6 against
the plan after hearing a presentation from a student delegation and
tenant representatives.
Board chairman Ray Parkinson
cast the deciding vote.
Patrick Palmer, a member of the
student delegation, said the
residences were "slums", adding
that the university would be a slum
creases. Student board of governors
member Ted Glas also deplored the
conditions of the building.
SFU administration president
George Pedersen said the residences
would continue to deteriorate if the
rent was not increased.
An independent committee wrote
a housing report last month, calling
the residences "an embarrassment"
and members said they were shocked by their state of disrepair.
Board member Reva Clavier,
who spoke against the proposal,
said SFU is short of residences and
the provincial government is not
giving the university the money it
needs.
SFU housing director Bonnie
McDonald, who supported the rent
increases, said last month the cost
of improvements to the residences
landlord   if   it   approved   the   in-     would exceed $100,000.
Educators doubt
language plans
Some B.C. educators have
doubts that new education minister
Brian Smith will be able to make
French language instruction a major part of high school education.
"1 don't think it's realistic to expect every kid that comes out of
high school to.feel comfortable in
French," Kitsilano secondary
school principal A. J. Hunter said
Thursday.
Smith said Monday he was considering expanding French immersion programs in B.C. schools. He
said he hoped students would
clamor to learn the language.
"1 can see there'll be greater emphasis on French immersion,"
Hunter said. "Students in those
courses would feel reasonably comfortable in that language, but a
great number of students won't be
taking French all the way through
high school."
He said that Smith's comments
were "motherhood" statements in
a bilingual country.
Bill Thorburn, vice-principal of
Blueridge elementary school, said:
"To expect anything within five
years would be unrealistic."
He said current teaching staff levels in B.C. schools are inadequate
for providing the extent of French
education Smith envisions.
"It (expansion of immersion programs) would be ideal if the ministry would fund it," he said.
Thelma Finlayson, acting director
for academic advice at Simon Fraser University, said improving the
quality of French education in B.C.
was not realistic.
"It probably isn't realistic, but
it's a very good goal," she said.
"We North Americans seem to
think there's only one language in
the world."
UBC French department head L.
L. Bongie agreed that an increased
TAs seek certification
Bye
UBC's teaching assistants are petitioning the Labor Relations Board
today for union certification.
More than 600 TAs have signed
for the union, out of an estimated
1,250, union organizer Brian Law-
son said Thursday.
Lawson says the 600 might represent 45 per cent of all teaching assistants at UBC, the minimum number required to have been signed up
before certification will be granted.
The university has refused to release any list of TAs employed at
UBC, frustrating unionization attempts because organizers have no
idea how many signatures are
necessary
"It's fn strating at this point, at
this late date, because there are people out there that don't know if
they're eligible," Lawson said. "As
far as we know, they don't exist.
That we attribute to the administra
tion.
If the organizers have signed up
45 per cent of the TAs, a vote would
be held some time in the new year to
ratify the union. That vote would
require a simple majority.
Should UBC's TAs be successful
in their unionization bid, they will
become the ninth union of teaching
assistants in Canada, forming a local with the Canadian Union of
Public Employees.
emphasis on   French  education  is
admirable.
"Obviously everyone wants the
standards to improve," he said.
Strikers hit
legislature
in protest
REGINA (CUP) — More than
6,000 striking teachers, government
employees and supporters from
across the province demonstrated
Thursday at the opening of the legislature.
And students who opposed the
strike were there in full force.
For two and one-half hours,
demonstrators sang union songs
and chanted "We want a contract," as they marched around the
building. The crowd was boisterous
and well-controlled and the atmosphere festive as protesters sang
Christmas carols such as "The
MLAs are coming to town."
But anti-strike sentiment rang
high as about 125 students from
Wascana Institute of applied arts
and sciences demonstrated in front
of the legislature starting at 8 a.m.
Wascana student union president
Dan Stevenson said students are
trying to maintain a neutral position in the strike, but want to get
back to school.
"We don't care who wins the
strike, we just want our
education," he said.
Stevenson said students are planning to cross the picket lines starting today. Although only four of
nearly 300 instructors have crossed
the picket lines so far, he said he
hopes more will cross when they see
the students there.
The federal government has cut
off the wages of Manpower students attending Wascana. If the
strike continues much longer, registration will drop by 20 per cent, said
Stevenson.
In Saskatoon, Kelsey technical
school students crossed picket lines
on Monday and are continuing to
ask faculty members to join them.
The strike is now in its third
week. The union is demanding a
36-hour work week and parity with
crown corporations and urban municipalities workers.
Last week Saskatchewan liquor
board employees joined the strike in
support of support staff and TA
unions.
University of Regina's unions
were at the demonstration. Page 4
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, November 30, 1979
All for you
Gamer 'round, boys and girls, because old Santa Ubyssey is going to hand out presents.
It doesn't matter if you've been good or bad—Don and Johnny,
you stop fighting over that blue package and we'll decide who it's
for later — everyone will get something here.
We open the first gift to find that Bill Bennett gets another
federal Liberal to complete his set, complete with a stadium proposal and some aspirin for the headache it will cause.
Too bad, Pat McGeer, you got your present early when Bill took
the teacher's federation off your back and gave you a fourth
university to play with.
For Jack Volrich, a bottle of the best bay rum in town and he can
use it internally or externally as he likes.
Doug Kenny gets some swings, a slide and a sandbox for his
new park and the fond wish that his new mission for UBC doesn't
turn out to be a kamikaze assignment.
Pierre Trudeau unwraps a new governess for his wife and a
mother for his children, along with the complete kinetescope collection of Father Knows Best.
To Maggie, a ride home from a wild party with Teddy Kennedy.
The shah, Idi Amin, and Anastasio Somoza each get a passport,
a parachute and an unmarked airplane. They say Pango Pango is
lovely this time of the century.
We're still having trouble with Eaton's catalogue department but
we should be able to get Jimmy Carter his very own war any time
now.
Ayatollah Khomeini gets Iran to play with but he always breaks
his toys by New Year. Maybe we should have given him one of
those indestructible educational toys, like Vietnam.
We didn't have time to get something for Art Phillips, so we gift-
wrapped and now return a shiv we found in Trudeau's ribs.
For our very own Brian Short we have a complete lifestyle kit
with books on TM, a subscription to Rosicrucian Digest, an est
course and a water therapy bin.
And we've got just the thing for Harry Rankin. We'll put his
name in the paper. Hi, Harry.
Oh, the kids are all jealous because the prez got his present first.
Don't worry, fellow supporters of the new constitution, there's a
ballot box in the Santa's bag for every one of you. Vote early, vote
often and have fun.
Stop that racket, Valgeet Johl and Bob Staley, there's some
boxes for you, too.
Erich Vogt, take a valium. Mix in a little sodium pentathol, okay?
Queen Elizabeth, you've been letting imperialism get a little faded. It's about time you got a new colony and we thought Quebec
would be nice. And, oh, Charles, les Quebecoises!
In our bag for Bishop Abel Muzorewa are the rights to the Fifth
Dimension's I'm Your Puppet. Don't spend it all on the same side
of town.
And look what we have for you, Joe Clark — don't be shy, open
it up, though you'd better get Maureen to work the scissors —
why, it's a chin. Don't pick it or you'll end up without one again.
Well, Santa's bag seems to be empty. What's that? Dave Barrett
and J. V. Clyne didn't get anything? Tell you what, boys, you can
have each other.
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It's up to you, sleuths
Today student politicians will start asking you
to vote on a constitutional amendment referendum.
It is a referendum that among other things, will
reduce student representation on the student
representative assembly and centralize the
power of the Alma Mater Society president.
The strangest thing of all about this referendum is that students have been asked to vote
when the AMS has produced little or no information on it and when the validity of the document
is far from convincing.
Supporters of the constitution claim it is identical to a document presented to the SRA on
Oct. 31 by student board of governors member
Bruce Armstrong. But the facts don't seem to
bear that claim out.   '
The constitution Armstrong brought into the
October SRA meeting was not really a surprise,
but the 600 signature petition attached to it two
weeks later, calling for a referendum, shocked
everyone.
It shocked some student hacks so much they
began to wonder about the validity of the petition, and soon uncovered what appeared to be a
campaign to get students to support a constitution they knew nothing about. And so, the SRA
tossed the questionable petition into student's
court.
But the hardy little referendum was not to die
that easily and it quickly and mysteriously was
reincarnated two days later at a special SRA
meeting with a brand new petition of 600
signatures calling for a constitutional referendum.
Even the ad asking students to vote on the
issue only gives "highlights" of the unknown
document. There have been no public forums,
student debates or campaigns on the referendum whatsoever. Students are being asked to
play sleuths in a bizarre constitution mystery.
So if you want to vote without any clues or
helpful hints, go ahead.
Don't say we didn't warn you.
Letters
'Kenny refuses public input on discovery park'
The forum with Dr. Kenny and
Mr. Larsen on discovery park was a
disappointment to me, and made it
very clear that they do not want input from students. They came to
sell the idea, to convince us that the
"park" will be a boon to B.C.'s
economy, will provide students with
jobs, etc. (all of which may be true).
Their promises and reassurances
were hardly convincing, however; it
is not intended that the park will expand, but "who knows", the park
will meet existing regulations, but
"of course some research is poten
tially dangerous," the park is not
intended for multi-national corporations, but "to start, for small
groups of brilliant students ..." I
could go on.
The essential point is that if Dr.
Kenny and Mr. Larsen can claim
that the park will be such a boon to
students and the community, why
do they refuse to allow input from
these groups? *
Dr. Kenny claims students have
had input, but this was the first
chance the student body has had to
speak to the issues involved. Are we
really to believe that two students
on the board of governors, who are
not allowed to report back on the
proceedings, can present all the
concerns of students, or that they
are given a fair hearing? The public
who we hear have so much to gain
from the park have had no chance
to speak to it at all.
Dr. Kenny and Mr. Larsen
agreed to attend public meetings, if
requested, but when Dr. Kenny was
asked to consider a moratorium on
lease negotiations until public hearings are held he declared this "im
moral", without explanation. What
will be the point of further meetings
if decisions will be made without
any consideration of public opinion
or concerns?
Dr. Kenny also completely refused to deal with the request for ongoing input from the university and
local community into planning and
management   of   discovery   park.
How can he claim to represent the
interests of these groups if he does
not intend to allow feedback from
the very people who will be most affected by it? The motives behind
this park and the true benefactors
are suspect, to say the least.
Martv Lund
chair
SRA research park committee
Bourgeois Pigs snuffle and snort
but their complaints fall short
THE UBYSSEY
November 30, 1979
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the university year by the Alma Mater
Society of the University of B.C. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not of the AMS or
the university administration. Member, Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey publishes Page
Friday, a weekly commentary and review. The Ubyssey's editorial office is in room 241K of the
Student Union Building. Editorial departments, 228-2301; Advertising, 228-3977.
Co-Editors: Heather Conn and Tom Hawthorn
Daniel Moon hopped into his Steve McClure cab and Julie Wheelwrighted around the office until stopped by the Shaffin Shariff, who was Wendy Hunting for
that rascal Peter Menyasz. Fugitive Tom Hawthorn escaped on his Nancy Suzuki in a Stanley Westby direction while Kathryn Thurman and M. Davies were
Heather Conned into thinking Randy Hahn had been Glen Sanfordized at Kevin Finnegan's cleaning establishment. Meanwhile Noble Richard had been Chris
tine Wrighting cruel wrongs for as Curtis Long as Verne McDonald wished to remember. Geof Wheelwright said to Ross Burnett, "I don't seem to be a vert,
while Ron Maki and Mark Timmis added, "Nor a noun or a preposition either." There will be a staff meeting at the Wheethouse on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. The
staff photo for this term will be in The Ubyssey office at 3 p.m. Monday. There will be a regular PF meeting next Tuesday at noon. And of course there's floor
hockey Saturday morning at 11 a.m.
^
I note with interest a recent letter
to The Ubyssey from the 'West End
Bourgeois Pigs' complaining about
their disqualification after winning
the arts 20 relay. In the event, their
teams were comprised as follows:
Steve Pomeroy, Dave McGivern,
Justin Marples, Al Carr, Michael
Perlman, Pat McDonough, John
Hill and Dave Taylor.
The official university register
discloses that WEBP (Pat McDonough) and possibly more are not
UBC students. Further checking
shows that at least two (Steve Pomeroy, Pat McDonough) are members of the UBC varsity crosscountry running team.
On either ground the WEBPs are
disqualified from participating. The
members might complain that they
should have been informed of this
when registering. The intramurals
program, however, assumes that
teams are honestly and legitimately
entered in their sports unless alleged
and proven otherwise.
As well, purely physical problems
prevent checking on teams' validity
unless a protest is made. This is an
informal program intended for
those interested in participation and
perhaps mild, healthy competition;
fierce competition is available elsewhere for those who are capable
and interested. Anders 0urom
associate director
men's intramurals Friday, November 30, 1979
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'UBC needs broader wisdom, not bread alone'
This letter is being sent to president Kenny and we ask The Ubyssey to print it as is:
We wish to commend you on
your statements concerning the future of the university. We welcome
the opportunity you have given us
to begin discussion on the role of
the university in our society.
We appreciate the fact that unless
there is an infusion of money into
the university the level of education
and research will be greatly curtailed with negative effects for both the
university and the province. We
also realize that the government is
putting pressure on the university to
increase its emphasis on science and
technology. We are concerned,
however, that given the current
world economic problems the university will bow to government
pressure for the sake of short term
gain and thereby lose sight of large
ethical considerations.
We know that you are very aware
that in the university today there is
too little spirit and less imagination.
We fear that increased emphasis on
streamlining students into technical
specialties, though safe economically, will result in death by bread
alone unless the mission of the university is seen in a wider moral con
text. Specifically, we would like to
offer three considerations.
The first of these is justice. We.
know the gap between rich and
poor in the world is increasing. We
also know that those countries
■which are highly developed scientifically are the rich. Even within our
land the gap between rich and poor
broadens rather than decreases. All
advancement in science and technology must be carefully followed
by such questions as distribution of
power and wealth in the world.
In your speech you called the
people of B.C. to face the question
of falling behind. We think that this
question must be put in its broader
context of justice. If science and
technology are wrongly used, we
will find them easy tools for those
who wish to pile up land on land
and gold on gold. We call on the
people of this province and the people of the university to remember
the words of the Old Testament
prophets and Jesus of Nazareth
who pronounced judgment on
those nations which concern themselves only with progress but forget
the important questions of justice in
the world.
Secondly, we think that increased
emphasis on science and technology
demands an increased participation
of the whole community in the decisions that must be made. We are
currently facing much suspicion
about science and technology because many technological changes
have come in secret and people often feel victimized by such changes.
For example, the pipeline to the
north will bring about a change in
the culture of the natives who live
there. They are demanding that
they must have a say in the development of such technology. We feel
that the university must spend much
time in seeking methods of involvement by the whole community. This
we know is no easy task for the
"whole community" includes not
only the voices of the rich and
powerful but also the voices of the
poor and oppressed around the
world.
Thirdly, we believe that science
and technology must be devoted to
the question of sustainability. Sustaining the life of the planet is a crucial issue for us all. We can no
longer act in the interest of the few
in the present but must act with a
sense of global consciousness now
and for the future.
We call on this university not only to raise the questions about enhancing science and technology on
'Let's readily accept refugees'
Kurt Preinsperger in his letter
(Nov. 15), says that he feels assured
that Canada will help "within the
limits of her resources." Come on,
Mr. Preinsperger, look around you,
can't you see a few wasted resources?
Canada is a fat country. People
from other countries survive on a
small fraction of the average Canadian income. We are debating
where to put the new stadium rather
than can we afford one. How much
we can afford to help these refugees
depends on where we put them on
our priority list — if they come
before stadiums, big cars and color
TVs, we will be able to afford more.
(Maybe if among the refugees there
was some good quarterback material, things would be different.)
Mr. Preinsperger uses the examples of unemployment and welfare cutbacks to indicate limits to
Canada's resources. I cannot see
that we have sacrificed very much
of our nation's jolly belly to solve
these problems. Too often one area
of need is used as an excuse for not
Boat people deserve a better deal
I am writing in response to a letter from a Mr. Kurt Preinsperger
which appeared in The Ubyssey on
Nov. 15. In this letter he challenged
the logic of the Canadian government's plan to admit 50,000
southeast Asian refugees by the end
of 1980. First I would like to say
that I know Mr. Preinsperger and
believe him to be basically a decent
fellow with good intentions. But 1
also believe that he is in danger of
becoming the victim of some incorrect ideas that are floating around
our society and which need to be
opposed.
In his letter he stated that he
wavered between two attitudes, the
first being that we should wail until
the  Canadian   economy   stabilizes
It's now or never
After several indepth discussions
with compatriots engaged in a
variety of academic foot-slogging 1
have come to the following conclusions regarding the nature of
November:
1. The month's 30 days must expand to bear a burden of work
disproportionate to the previous
educational period.
2. Barring complex legislative
reform the November burden will
continue to exist through the action
of primordial natural laws.
3. In view of the above two
points, 1 suggest that September
and October be abolished and that a
new 91 day November be created.
If anyone has time to buy stamps
could they please send this letter to
our nation's leadership.
Jim Herrington
hislon 3
before we let in any refugees, and
the second that we should accept
refugees and be willing to suffer the
consequences. I would like to say
that 1 wholeheartedly support the
second option and 1 would like to
say why.
I am a Christian and I believe
that all men and nations are accountable to the Lord Jesus Christ
for their attitudes and actions.
Because we are responsible to a
higher authority, we must take into
account other factors than simple
what is best for Canada. We also
have to do what is compassionate
and what is right before God. I ad-
mil that we have problems in
Canada but they are nothing compared to the horror which exists in
southeast Asia today. I believe that
at this point in history it is absolutely necessary that we show compassion toward these poor people, even
if it hurts us a bit.
Finally, Mr. Preinsperger mentioned the problem of racism which
could result if we let Asian refugees
into our country. To illustrate the
problem, he quoted a piece of graffiti which stated that Chinese and
East Indian "rejects" should be
killed. First let me say that this type
of racism is sick and immoral. But
the way to combat racism is not to
keep refugees out of the country.
That would be an admission of
defeat to the racists. Rather, let us
open our country's doors to the
boat people and be willing to oppose racism wherever it arises. As a
while Canadian. I am quiic willing
to share this country with Asians.
Don Leek,
grad studies
acting on another, and then nothing
is done.
Mr. Preinsperger's description of
the effects of the refugees on unemployment overlooks some important points. The refugee, like any
oiher consumer, demands goods
and services that create employment. It is like having extra people
coming to supper — someone will
have to help mom in the kitchen.
Many of these immigrants are children and they won't be looking for
work.
I really take exception to Mr.
Preinsperger's comments of dread
about Canadian racists. If these
racists caused us to be afraid to bring in the boat people, they will
have won a victory much more insidious lhan any backlash (hey
could stage inside Canada.
if you follow through Mr. Preinsperger's logic, you would have
condemned the civil rights movement in the United Stales because
some Klansmen might be bothered.
The important difference is that
black Americans are citizens, therefore their welfare was a patriotic
duty. Since ihe refugees aren't citizens, it makes il much easier for us
to use our fear of ourselves as a cop
out. Let's not hide behind the an-
ihem and ihe Hag and peek out to
waich people die.
Mr. Preinsperger also says thai
by rescuing some refugees, you
"condemn countless others to
starve." More nonsense. The others
are already starving. If you saw
three people drowning, would you
let all three drown because rescuing
one would seal the fate of the oiher
two?
We met our boat people family
today. Two brothers, age 22 and 24,
and their little sister of seven. They
cooked us supper in their new
apartment. We smiled and felt awkward together for four or five
hours. The two brothers and I were
trying to talk, and almost the o'lly
word we all could understand was
"okay" — so it was "okay, okay"
ad infinitum. I admit that our conversation was a little dull, but then
you can't talk to your new Zenith
either — no matter how hard you
try, and it never smiles back.
Sponsorship is a good buy. I recommend it.
Geoffre> L>on
this campus, but to see the broader
wisdom of the university as working
to bring justice, participation, and
sustainability.
Jim Berger
department of zoology
Lindsay Clark
Vancouver School of Theology
Phil Sigalel
science undergraduate student
Wemiv Nelson
science graduate student
Kandy Smith
campus ministry assistant
Lutheran campus ministry
Don Johnson
campus pastor
Lutheran campus ministry
His beef has no grounds
How fortunate it is lo see thai the
good ihings in life never change.
Take Totem Park residence for example. Having spent my first two
years at UBC living at Totem, I
understand that the good times still
prevail.
For instance, one can still count
on looking forward io a hearty meal
of week-old Navy Bean soup and
metamorphosed Totem Burgers
after a hard morning's work ai ihe
books. Or how about the great
limes encountered while smuggling
out a few slices of bread to your
room; you might make ii if ihe
dietician doesn't spot you through
ihe revealing lenses of herTasco
binoculars.
And what about the majority of
persons who serve the food? 1
understand the UBC housing will
declare a national holiday if you
can get one of ihe grisly ones .to
smile. Admittedly, not all of them
share the same dismal outlook on
hfe as those soupy mashed potatoes
that were just splattered onto your
plaie, but then again, wouldn't you
be angry with students asking for
corn and potaioes instead of the
allowances potatoes and corn?
Isn't a student's life troublesome
enough without having to go
through the daily ritual of being
treated like a prisoner?
Hallowe'en's over, so gel off the
broomsticks.
Sieve Rogers
science 3
Phi Delia Thela
McGeer Park might be next Eden
There has been some question
over the merits of encouraging industry to set up shop on a 58-acre
site so near our campus. It has been
argued that firms will satisfy their
own interests before considering
those of the university community
and Poini Grey residents. Certain
prophetic individuals claim the industrial research park will noi work
because the profit-oriented firm
and the education-oriented university are incompatible.
At the same time, the question of
what to do with Wreck beach has
received unmitigated attention.
Critics of beach modification proposals argue that our university
isn't worth the $12 million deemed
necessary to keep it dry.
The fact is, however, that the
university can be rescued with mini
mal expense if a bit of coordination
is attempted. Move the industrial
research site to the top of the Wreck
beach cliff, and the inherently
profit-maximizing firms will see
that their investments aren't swallowed by the sea. Eminently practical McGeer can even devise incentives for firms to embark on reclamation programs.
The ousted nudists will be outraged momentarily, but the prospect of
running unhampered through 58
acres of natural, wooded forest will
soon quell their anger. With Dow
Chemical retaining the university
and nudists scampering through
McGeer Park, everyone will be happy and we can move on to more pertinent issues, such as the prevailing
AMS constitutional crisis.
David Robertson
arts 2
Fewer senators on SRA is better
This is just to set the record
straight on one of the many issues
surrounding the constitutional
debate. By the proposed new constitution, all but two of the student
senators would be removed from
the student representative assembly.
There appears to be a lot of innuendo floating around these days that
this would be an undemocratic
move.
We, as student senators, feel that
this is noi the case.
We wish to point out tha' the
SRA is not the student body to
which we are elected. We were
elected in 'senate' elections.
The time commitment which a
student senator should contribute
to various senate committees and
issues should not be undermined by
the   substantial   time   required   to
serve on the SRA.
It has become common practice
that some senators get themselves
elected (or acclaimed) to a senate
seat, only to commit their time
almost exclusively to SRA. This
practice often leads to inadequate
student representation on the senate
(which, lor those of you who are
wondering, is the governing
academic body at this university).
By removing all but two of the student senators from the SRA, liaison
between the SRA and the student
senators will be properly maintained while allowing senators to devote
a full effort to their senate duties.
Chris Niwinski
Douglas Walts
and 7 other student senators Page 6
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Constitution cuts clutter of petty democracy
Three cheers for progress. With a
wonderful new constitution all the
problems of the Alma Mater Society will be solved. After all, what
better way to increase efficiency
than to cleanse the system of some
of its irritating democratic aspects.
For example, why bother with all
that representation on the student
representative assembly? Why not
cut it down in size, from 52 to about
35? And while we are at it, why
don't we also cut its powers, leaving
the important decisions in the hands
of a few who know — namely, a
reduced executive (from the present
7 to 5)?
Of course, the new constitution
will insure that the assembly does
not get out ol' line too often by insisting on petty and frivolous matters such as democratic input into
the really important decisions.
Specifically, bylaw 5, 4(a)(ii) will
enable the president to call a special
meeting of the assembly at his sole
discretion where with the five executives present only seven other
members would be necessary to
satisfy   the   quorum   requirement.
Since notice will have to be given to
all representatives, the solution will
be to schedule the meeting at a
highly inopportune time, say on
Sunday morning, to ensure that
troublesome elements will have little chance of attending.
This would be clearly more expedient than the present cumbersome
arrangement in which a petition
signed by 10 members of SRA has
to be delivered to the
secretary/treasurer before a
meeting can be called where the
quorum is 17.
Another praiseworthy feature of
the new constitution is the elimination of all but two of the present 17
student senators from the board of
directors of the AMS, the SRA.
After all, why bother cluttering the
minds of these representatives with
important political issues of student
leadership?
Since the powers of the student
administrative commission and
SRA will be reduced, the five person executive will be a little busier
than anyone else is currently in the
AMS,  but  that  should  not  really
worry us for they will surely be first-
rate, responsible people elected at
large. Now given a little bit of
apathy and ignorance on the part of
the students on this campus, and if
there are enough candidates for
each of the five executive positions,
the votes are bound to be
fragmented. Thus mere pluralities
but not majorities of the cast votes
could easily secure multiple victories for a medium sized and
highly organized faculty.
It's not the people who run the
AMS who are to blame for its problems, but the system itself. The
solution obviously lies in voting
"yes" for a constitution which will
centralize power and purge
troublesome democracy.
Remember, the new constitution is
for the 1980s and 1984 is just
around the corner.
Jack Hittrich
arts SRA rep
member code and
bylaws committee
Gays crap on letter .
Arts survey scorns smoker status
PUT OUT THAT BUTT
OR ELSE . . .
The motion to ban smoking in the lecture room was put to a vote in
the arts 1 program. The conflict of interest on the subject is very real, as
are the facts on smoking. Scientists have proven smoking to be a health
hazard, first and second-hand smoke.
The voters were given  ballots, asked to indicate their status as
smokers and reply to the question: Should smoking be allowed in the
lecture room? The results were as follows:
Non-smokers Yes 14 per cent
No 62 per cent
Smokers Yes 14 per cent
No 10 per cent
In view of the scientific evidence, many universities have already banned smoking in lecture halls and classes. Even Laval University which
had one of the highest smoking to non-smoking ratios in the country,
implemented the ban in 1975.
If this vote reflects the current situation on this campus, the issue
must be confronted and a policy set.
Jennifer Kinloch
arts 1
Gay People ol UBC wishes lo disassociate itself completely from the
ludicrous opinions expressed by the
unknown author of Bow to your superiors, straights, Thursday, Nov.
29, 1979. We suspect that whoever
the author was, he only intended lo
arouse negative and anti-gay sentiment on campus. We therefore
doubt that the author was, in fact,
even gay.
It's easy to spot a wolf in sheep's
clothing. Anyone who followed the
strategy of Richard Nixon and his
"dirty tricks campaign" will be familiar with the tactic of discrediting
a particular group's viewpoint by
grossly distorting it.
We hope that both gay and
straight people at.UBC will see the
and crap again
V\ c of the gay/lesbian law
association condemn the statements
made by the author of Bow to your
superiors, straights in the Nov.
29, 1979 Ubyssey. The author obviously intended to disrupt and
polaii/e gays and straights at UBC.
We will gladly listen lo reasoned
arguments in the future, but for the
persciu we cannot stomach this
distorted outlook, authentic or
otherw isc.
The letters section of The
I bvssev is intended for the honest
expression of opinion not inflammatory diatribe.
Mark McDonald
of Ihe gay /lesbian law
association of ubc
letter for what it truly is — the
calculated disruption of an honest
exchange of opinion. The anonymous author of that letter does not
express the views of gay students at
UBC or anywhere else. Gay People
of UBC espouses equality for all.
T. R. Stevenson
president
(.ay People of UBC
and Ihe executive of gav people
al UBC.
Revolution for the hell of it is legacy of student past
Mr. Baracos, you are so right;
students today are apathy personified. They really couldn't care
less about anything but themselves
and they seem to have forgotten our
glorious past (Kent State, etc.).
We only have to look back to the
late sixties and early seventies to see
what    student    activism    can    ac
complish. In the short space of ten
years the world has become a better
place to be complacent in; a condition that is mainly due to the efforts
of a few people who worked hard
for something they believed in.
As I see it, one place we could
start to show our concern is at the
Iranian embassy in Ottawa. A
group of Canadian students should
invade the embassy and hold all the
occupants at gunpoint for whatever
reasons they may dream up. So let's
hear u for student rebels!!
F. Zoffmann
science 1
Group
grope.
After the game, after the
. exam, after anything...
the group gropes better
at PJ. Burger & Sons. Home
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other great stuff. 2966 VK 4th
Ave. by Bayswater. Open
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6A MS wolf in sheep's clothing howls again'
It seems to be a fundamental
tenet of oppression that, in the
guise of advancing the cause of
democratic principles and fundamental rights, the upholders of
these high ideals are in fact merely
using such all-inspiring words to advance their own cause, one which is
in reality the very antithesis of what
they purportedly hold in such high
esteem.
At this very moment on this campus we have a splendid example of
this important lesson from history
Don't
blame
Hydro
An apology is due to the B.C.
Hydro and Power Authority which
I connected with the construction
on University Blvd. in my letter
published Tuesday, Nov. 27 in The
Ubyssey.
The work is being done for the
B.C. Tel company, so ii and not
B.C. Hydro should be included
among the culprits who showed a
lack of concern for the safety of
cyclists.
P. G. Harrison
assistant professor
unfolding before us. Like the proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing the
proponents of constitutional reform for the AMS hail such illusory
words as "increased effectiveness"
and "enhanced responsibility."
The letters of Messrs. Brooks, McCann and Armstrong, and Ms.
Waters are of course the examples
of concealed hypocrisy to which I
refer.
In deciding if these proponents
are in fact interested in "democracy" let us look at the record. This
constitutional proposal first
appeared one year ago under similar forced circumstances to what
we have today, a petition. One
could say much about the contribution forced reform makes to the
democratic process, but apart from
that, when SRA was aghast at the
prospects being thrust upon it the
proponents responded by asserting
they would work to defeat a then-
impending fee referendum unless
SRA acted on the proposals. Democracy, or power politics?
Unlike those of higher egos and
presumptuousness, the majority of
students felt the reform proposals
had died a natural death with the
accompanying end of the school
term. But, like the legendary Phoenix, the proposals have arisen this
autumn to haunt us once more.
Again, the vehicle of forced decision was the petition, in duplicate
no less.
AMS needs work
By BOB STALEY
The time has come to respond
to much of the garbage being
spewed by proponents of the new
perspectives
constitution.
In a letter printed in the Nov. 15 issue of The Ubyssey, Staley Strikes
Out, Bruce Corbet makes certain assertions about my sense of priorities.
Mr. Corbet (Spruce Salmon?) suggests that my time would be better
spent at a meeting of the code and bylaws committee, than at an arts
bear garden. The point I would like to make is this: if people spent more
time working to make the Alma Mater Society work (by doing such
things as staffing bear gardens), and gave up these stupid constitutional
proposals, the AMS would not need a new constitution. It's people, not
paper monuments, that make the AMS work.
And while I would have attended the code and bylaws meeting had I
known that the meeting I missed was to be the last before the proposals
were to be submitted to SRA, 1 cannot justify to my constituents
wasting my time attending all the code and bylaws meetings when what
the AMS needs is work, not a new constitution. Two of the major proponents of the new constitution, Messrs. Brooks and Armstrong, are
from the faculty of science, which everyone knows is more apathetic
than arts. Why were they at all the code and bylaws meeting when they
should have been working within their constituencies? Science voters,
take note of your reps sense of priorities.
It is my belief that what the AMS needs is involvement. Every day, we
search for new and innovative ways to reverse the trend towards apathy
on this campus. The new constitution, we are told, will cause "the world
to change overnight, as apathy disappears, and the AMS is loved by one
and all." It's not true. One of the basic structural changes that would
result from a new constitution would be the reduction in the number of
available student government positions. Fewer positions mean fewer
people involved. That's regressive.
Another problem (there are many) with the proposed constitution is
that it would allow for the at-large election of student council officers.
Prior to 1976, when the present constitution was adopted, just this
situation existed. At-large elections were ended because of two major
problems they created: at-large elections led to slating, where entire
slates of candidates were elected, instead of electing an executive which
represented a realistic cross-section of student points of view; further,
the factionalizing caused by slating gives greater power to cohesive
voting-blocks (engineers, for example), which can influence the outcome
of elections to a greater degree than their numbers would justify.
What makes this constitution even more hideous is the extent .to
which it allows for the centralizing of power within the AMS. Remember, when analyzing a constitution, what has to be considered, is not the
intent with which the authors wish it to be read, but the ways by which it
can be read. This constitution can be read such that a president and nine
of his cronies could call student council meetings every night if they
wished, effectively beating their opposition on student council into submission, allowing themselves to do whatever they wished with student
funds. That's dangerous.
As with all paper monuments, this constitution serves little purpose
other than to edificate.its author. Even more sinister is the likelihood
that the author of the constitution will run for president (read dictator)
under the new constitution. Change for change's sake is one thing, but
regressive change, such as this, has no place within the AMS.
In evaluating the proposals thinkers of a more calm mind should
watch more what the proponents do
than listen to what they say.
What of the proposals themselves? The proponents, like marketers of toothpaste, regularly subject us to tidbits of alleged wisdom
such as "at-large elections" and
"more flexibility." But, in true
Madison Avenue style, a detailed
analysis of the claims reveals a pitiful collection of misplaced ideals,
misappropriated efforts, misaligned
responsibilities, and an appalling
, failure to understand even the most
elementary    aspects    of   political
theory.
Bear in mind that in a democratic
system such as exists in this country
it is the responsible assembly from
which power is derived, not a generally elected cabinet. The propon-,
ents are unsure if they want a parliamentary, congressional, or any
system of government.
Moreover, they point to their
proposed substantial cut in the size
of the student council as affording
"more flexibility" while the extension of that argument is that the
most oppressive regimes are the
most flexible of them all.
Lastly, let us look at the time and-
effort that is being expended, the
expertise that is being tied up, and
the resources that are being wasted
on a fruitless debate. A constitution
is merely a format for decisionmaking. Changing the paper uoes
not change the people. The adherents to this constitution proposal
should have let the poor derelict die
with its squandered effort. Give it
up boys, you've stopped looking
like necrophiliacs at a funeral. Now
you're just looking like fools.
Dave Coulson
law 3
Step vote-grabbing hacks
By SHIRLEY WATERS
and CRAIG BROOKS
Should the student body, instead
of student council (the student
representative assembly) elect the
Alma Mater Society executive? In
Canada, most university students,
including those at Simon Fraser
University and the University of
Victoria, have the right to elect the
officers representing their student
society. At UBC, right now, you,
don't have this right.
The detractors of the new constitution feel that the election of
these officers should be kept within
the confines of the council
chambers. They feel the students in
general are apathetic and cannot
make a rational decision — we
don't think this is quite the case.
The new constitution proposes
"at-large elections" which will ensure that you, the students, will
have a voice in who will run your
AMS. This also enables you, as a
single student, to run for any executive position. This also alleviates
the chance that an AMS executive
officer can achieve their position by
acclamation (which has happened
frequently in past years).
A person elected at-large is, by
definition more accountable to the
people who elected him. A YES
vote for this constitution will return
the election of AMS president, vice-
president, external affairs officer,
administration chair and the director of finance to YOU — the student.
Right now, 17 student senators
(your voice towards academic
policies of the university) have a
double-duty of sitting on senate and
SRA. Unfortunately, this has led to
a situation where some student
senators have run for senate only to
have a vote on SRA (your AMS
political body) with no intention of
putting in any effort or time on
senate. Some senators run for
senate with clear intentions of spending time on senate. They are forced, under the present constitution,
to sit on SRA. Guess who loses —
certainly not either of the parties involved but you, the student.
The new constitution will change
the duties of student senators (with
the exception of two senate/SRA
reps) so that they will be solely involved with and able to focus their
entire energies upon representing
student concerns on senate.
Senators were originally put on
SRA to communicate senate
business, but most have either
become disinterested in the politics
of the SRA or have become AMS
'politicos' — concerning themselves
with politics, instead of YOUR
academic concerns.
It is obvious that the present
constitution IS NOT WORKING
A number of complaints have been
levelled at the present constitution
and bylaws from all areas of student
government: SAC, notably SRA
and even student court. No one
seems to disagree that it needs
housecleaning and the proposed
new constitution is the result of
over 1 Vi years of research and
development of an effective method
of attaining some of that
'housecleaning'. It probably would
have been much sooner coming had
it been the result of ostensibly one
creator, as has been suggested by
one or two SRA representatives and
The Ubyssey, but this just didn't
happen that way. Discussions
(sometimes extremely lengthy) were
held with undergraduate societies,
clubs, some residence associations,
and within SRA and its committees.
A number of undergraduate executive councils have voted on the
proposed constitution and bylaws
— laying to waste the comment that
"no one knows anything about this
document." These are: physical
education, home economics, nursing, arts, education, forestry,
agriculture, engineering, and
science — and most of the campus
undergraduate societies have voted
in favor of total support of the new
constitution.
backrooming the day before the
election.
Should these people, your AMS,
be elected by vote-grabbing (lobbying) in the Pit and other smoke-
filled back rooms? Or should they
be elected by the ballot box? Right
now, if you want a position on the
AMS executive, you must first
become a voting member on the
SRA. The new constitution will
make any of the executive positions
available to any individual student
with the drive, determination and
will to contribute. A vote of YES on
the new constitution is a vote
towards maintenance of your
freedom of choice.
Have you also heard rumors
that the president will have excessive power? Horror of horrors.
It's tricky>dicky all over again! Unfortunately, although the president
incumbent would probably like
greater scope and power, this is just
not the case. The new bylaws only
give the president the power to be
"Official Person in Charge of
Public Relations" on behalf of the
society. Most of the other duties of
the president are similar to the current constitution. But the new constitution also changes the number
of reps required for quorum at SRA
With two main bodies running
the AMS: SAC — being administrative — and SRA — being
political — conflicts between them
are common. The new constitution
removes this chance by placing the
chair of SAC and director of
finance as voting members on SRA.
Some opponents of the constitution claim that representation by
population for faculties is not maintained. This is simply not true. For
example, the arts faculty will have
one representative for about every
1,250 students (i.e. four reps for
5,000 students). Indeed, all the constituencies with more than 1,000
members would have one representative for every 1,250 to 1,700
students. The formula has been
changed merely to bring the larger
faculties in line.
The addition of at-large executive
elections in fact means that large
faculties such as arts, science and
education can get even more
representation with any elected executive. So what is this about non-
proportional representation?
If you know who your AMS executive is, at this moment, you are
probably one of a very few. Why?
Because the present constitution
only allows your constituency reps
and senators to become officers by
— hold on, it doesn't make things
any easier for the president either.
To do any major action, even
call or hold a meeting of SRA, he
will need 45 per cent of the membership of SRA (about three
more bodies) instead of the curren*
33 per cent. This is hardly what we
would call an increase in power. Actually, this means there will be an
increase in the representation of
undergraduate societies and clubs in
the decision-making process and no
doubt an increase in the communication between these groups.
The new constitution and bylaws
comprise a very long document and
they should be considered in their
entirety, that is, the decision to be
made is: Are these bylaws better
than the present ones?
This is the question put to you
the student body. Be sure to vote.
Exercise your voting right.
Vote YES Monday, Dec. 3 to
Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Shirley Waters is the president of
the home economics undergraduate
society. Craig Brooks is the science
representative on SRA. Perspectives is a column of humor, analysis
and propaganda. Page 8
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, November 30, 1979
Tween classes
TODAY
RESEARCH PARK COMMITTEE
Planning for further action, 2:30 p.m., SUB 260
IYS
General meeting, noon, SUB 111.
UBC DEBATING SOCIETY
General meeting, noon, SUB 215.
WOMENS COMMITTEE
Subcommittee meetings   noon,  SUB 130
CH-CH CHANGES
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residences
NEWMAN CATHOLIC CENTRE
TGIF and Christmas card addressing, after mass
at 4:30 p.m-, St   Mark's College
NDP CLUB
Year end bash, drunk to follow. 7pm, Ho Inn
SATURDAY
VANCOUVER INSTITUTE
Sir   Fitzroy   Maclean   speaks   on   Holy   Russia,
noon. Woodward IRC 2.
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE
International   food   fair,   6   p.m.,   International
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MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY
Haida   artist   Robert   Davidson   speak;.,   3   p m ,
Museum ot Anthropology
MONDAY
COALITION FOR NUCLEAR RESPONSIBILITY
Or   Strangelove and other films   7 p m ,  Ridye
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noon    Buch    106
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General meeting, 1:30 p m., SUB 130
MY JONG KUNG FU
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WEDNESDAY
SCEC
Christmas coffee party, noon. Scarfe lounge
HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHILE
Talk with a visiting Chilean noon,  SUB 209
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IVCF
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By STANLEY WESTBY
"Bodies!.
I'm just an animal
A Screaming fucking mess. "
—John Lydon Rotten
If the Sex Pistols were the
vanguard of the blank generation,
Iggy Pop is its living archetype.
Self-named Iggy Pop, originally
christened James Osterberg,
brought 10 years of rock history to
the SUB auditorium Friday night.
God only knows that he had a
right to be there. Iggy has been
precariously close to going over the
edge of existence so many times he
can laugh in its face, as he laughed
at the sold-out crowd who came to
see him do it one more time.
An evening with Iggy is never a
pleasant and relaxing experience.
He pushes the audience to push
him and if the crowd won't per-
Punks get
hopped-up
Hopper
By DANIEL MOON
The rumor is true. Dennis Hopper is the same character off
screen that he portrays in the
movies.
Hopper, last seen in
Apocalypse Now as a spaced out
photographer in Marlon Brando's
jungle camp, is in town filming a
movie. CeBe, a story abut a
prepubescent runaway who gets
mixed up with a rock and roll band
may well turn out to be a $2
million bore.
Sporting dog leashes, leather
jackets and safety pins through
the cheek, Vancouver's • punk
community turned up at Viking
Hall shortly after suppertime.
They were there for a free concert
and maybe a crack at the big time.
The police had blocked off the
sidestreets and punkers were running up the steps to the side door
where two burly stagehands admitted the crowd into the
madhouse atmosphere.
Hopper was nowhere to be
seen as the crew set up the giant
lights needed for the movie.
The Dishrags were putting the
PA through the torture test while
the audience was busy firing up
their brain cells with alcohol and
drugs. They were waiting for the
Pointed Sticks and some reel action. Nick Penis took over the
stage and the pressure cooker
went out of control.
Human bodies were flying into
Randy Rampage at the
microphone as undercover police
tried to break up a fight that had
turned into a serious punch-up.
The Fointed Sticks used this
madness as a springboard and put
on their hottest gig in months.
Nick Jones sang the group's hits
with fresh conviction and dispelled the current feeling that a recording contract had turned these
boys into pop idol patsies. Napier-
See Pf 10
form, neither will he. Iggy has the
guts to face the audience honestly.
Whether he's writhing on the floor,
climbing the light stand, or throwing himself at the monitors he is involved. He literally grabs the audience by the hair and pulls them
onstage, immersing them in human
wreckage and pathos.
The show started with Brian
James of the original Dammed
pounding out a typical Iggy chord
progression — fast, loud and
violent. Then the man himself
bursts on the stage in an outpouring of frantic energy. Iggy is alive
and well once again and it's Cool
Time.
Iggy didn't waste any time as he
immediately doffed his shirt and
almost lost his pants after the first
song. The mood darkened as Iggy
proceeded to storm the crowd with
abuse. He then did an about face
and slipped into his guise of the
lonely and misunderstood boy just
looking for a kiss. The song was
Look After Me.
Iggy has flipped the Love/Hate
coin so many times he doesn't
know wher or how it lands. He exists as raw emotion and energy. Inevitably the result is self-
destructiveness. Having kicked his
junk habit and through the
guidance and friendship of David
Bowie he is not living on the brink
of disaster as he once so frequently
did.
Consequently he is not as
pathetic as in the past, for example
during his first visit to Vancouver in
1972 when he dived into the crowd
only to have everyone move aside,
leaving him to hit the floor.
The songs were all there, some
better and some worse. The early
Stooges days were represented by
No Fun, Now I Wanna Be Your
Dog, and TV Eye. Only the latter
contained the bitterness and vitality
of the originals. The searing guitar
on TV Eye was highly effectual and
Iggy started to really let loose.
The Bowie collaboratory years
were largely neglected, particularly'
with the omission of the classics
Raw Power and Search and
Destroy. Funtime, however, was
pounded out with a new thrusting
bass line.
IGGY POP . . . living it out with the audience
The majority of the material
covered was from the new album,
including the title song New Values
and the encore Five Foot One.
The new band is a conglomeration of London's and New York's
best. The rhythm guitar is handled
magnificently by Brian James the
bass pounded out by the original
Sex Pistol Glen Matlock.
The integral key to the band is
Patti Smith's guitarist,  Ivan Krai.
Although restricted mostly to
keyboards, he did a fine job playing
guitar on the cover of the Kink's
You Really Got Me. The only weak
link in the band was the drummer,
who appeared tired and listless
from the start. It was his
halfhearted playing during No Fun
that took the raw edge off its intensity.
The highlight of the evening was
the final song, China Girl. Iggy's
description of the cataclysm of the
earth's final days was both eclectic
and devastating. The searing
violence with which he sings of "visions of swastikas in their heads,
And plans for everyone. It's in the
white of their eyes" makes you
sense that somewhere in the travels
of James Osterberg he has witnessed the Armageddon. And it wasn't
pretty.
Kennedys knock em dead
By STEVE McCLURE
November 22. A day that will live
in infamy. A day like no other, its
horror etched in the grey matter of
the world's mind. A day that saw
San Francisco's commissars of bad
taste, the Dead Kennedys, plague
the Legion Hall at 6th and Commercial Thursday with their bizarre
blend of disease-rock.
A crazed band of punk devotees
writhed with abandon to the
sounds of Private School, who've
improved considerably over the
past two years. They've opted for a
tighter, faster style with more
rhythmic punch than their earlier
undisciplined wailings.
Private School were followed by
the Young Canadians, formerly the
K-Tels. The change in name hasn't
affected their music which is still in-
Sie PF 10
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THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, November 30, 1979 DOA
By ROSS BURNETT
The Vancovuer music scene has
been making a lot of waves recently.
One band has been around since
the beginning, before punk or new
wave became trendy. They have
been known to the punk community as one of the best new rock
bands on the West Coast in the
studio as well as live. This is becoming apparent to even more people
as punk and new wave music are
assimilated into mainstream rock.
The band is of course Vancouver's
own premier punks, DOA...
DOA consists of Chuck Biscuits,
Randy Rampage and Joey
Shithead. They got together early
in 1978 when punk rock was still in
its embryonic stages. At that time
places to play were few and crowds
small. Since those days DOA has
been instrumental in expanding the
punk-new wave scene. Along the
way they have released a single and
two E.P.'s and have two songs on
the Vancouver Complication
album.
A second single is due out within
a week or as soon as the covers are
ready. This latest single, WW3 and
Watcha Gonna Do, is the groups
best recording to date. It is well-
produced with a very clean sound.
There is really no difference at all
between DOA's brand of exciting
punk music and "regular" rock.
DOA will be playing at SUB
Ballroom on December 7 to
celebrate the last day of classes.
Give these guys a chance and you
won't be disappointed.
SHITHEAD
pissed off
PF: Let's start by talking about the
new single. Did you try anything
new in producing it to get the clear
sound it has?
Joey Shithead: The only thing
different really was that we had
total control over it. When we did
the Disco Sucks E.P. we had total
control over it as well but that was
our first time in the studio. We
didn't think it through as we did
with this one.
We picked two songs that were
really good and that would encounter each other. Instead of having say two really fast songs this
single has two songs that balance
each other. Another thing was that
we took as much time as we
wanted to do a good job.
One problem a lot of bands
around town have is the (sound)
engineers don't really understand
the way the bands want the sound.
In our case it was the third time we
had worked with this particular
engineer at Little Mountain Sound.
It worked out a lot better overall
and I think everyone's much happier with it.
I'd say it's the best thing we've
done and I'd venture to guess that
it's probably the best thing to come
out of Vancouver in a long time.
PF: Would a lot of differences
have to do with the simple fact that
you've improved as musicians since
you started?
Shithead: Yes that would be part
of it. Our songwriting is more
diverse. For example there's a lot of
different things to WW3 and Watcha Gonna Do is a total contrast to
our usual style. The single is a new
direction the band can take. It's a
progression to our music.
PF: Will DOA change in the
future? Become more political
perhaps?
Shithead: It's not a matter of being political, it's just a matter of
what you think is wrong in the
social structure today. I mean we're
not in some little party that meets
every week to go over our dogma.
We don't sit down and say "Well
this week political songs are big so
we'll write one about Bill Bennett
being an asshole."
If people had a chance to hear
the music we play, a lot more people would like it because it is really
strong, heavy rock. It's really wild.
It grabs your head and shakes it
around.
PF: What are some of your
thoughts about the American tour?
Shithead: I came out of it feeling
pretty positive. The last time we
went we got to see a lot of places
and play for a lot of people. But this
time, because the band has improve
ed and we were doing some different things, we met with a far
greater response.
Some of the places, we went in
totally cold turkey. Nobody had our
single or knew too much about us
but we ended up with a great
response. Edmonton and Regina
were really strong. The people in
Dayton, Ohio, went crazy no matter
what we did. Lexington, Kentucky,
was also really good.
We played a weekend in New
York, first at Tier 3 then at the Electric Circus. At Tier 3 there was a
really large crowd. There was little
advertising but news of the band
got around by word of mouth.
Saturday night at the Electric Circus was an excellent gig, probably
one of the best on the tour.
Everything went perfect. As well
there was strong competition that
weekend from other performers in
town. Sometimes you get the idea
of from New York as being sort
of . . .
PF: Snobs?
Shithead: Yea, snobs, but instead they turned out to be really
receptive.
PF: Let's talk about the Vancouver scene. There seems to be a
lot of excitement now. Is that just
the media finally catching on or is it
the bands having improved a lot?
Shithead: Well it's probably
both. At first only the Georgia
Straight would look at it, then the
cable stations and CKVU. Now
there's some radio interest.
There's a lot of turnout from
young kids, from university
students and from people from the
suburbs. Also there are a lot of
bands    springing    up    from    the
suburbs — Richmond, Surrey. It
used to be that all the bands came
from Vancouver.
Different people meeting different success has helped the situation too, obviously the Pointed
Sticks have done a lot that way.
People are noticing the milder
bands and are overcoming their
biases towards this type of music.
PF: But there are still a lot of
misconceptions around. People will
say "I like New Wave but I don't
like punk."
Shithead: Yeah, shit. A lot of
New Wave is hogwash, I think. It's
a record company-media term to try
to make money. Punk is a lot truer
to itself and the people who are into
it. But in a lot of ways neither term
exists anymore. There are all sorts
of off-shoots but I don't think you
have "punk" and "new wave"
bands. I don't know what you'd call
them, it's just that trying to label
groups is poor.
PF: A good example of that is the
Boomtown Rats or Blondie. At first
they were called punk but now
they're called new wave. People
don't want to admit they listen to
punk rock so they call it new wave.
RAMPAGE . . . doing it live
Shithead: That's partly right,
yeah. A lot of it is the bands fault,
though. They don't call themselves
either actually. They just call
themselves rock bands, denying
how they started. They sort of used
punk or new wave as a starting
point and now they don't want to
have anything to do with them.
PF: Have your opinions of the
Clash changed after their last show
here?
Shithead: Yeah, quite a bit actually. I still like a lot of their records
and what they used to be. I think
what really sums up the way
they've changed is how pathetic it
was them playing Garageland as
the last song. They have been overcome by the record company trying
to sell them.
It didn't seem like this had happened when they first came
(January, 1979). They seemed like
pretty straightforward guys then
but this last time it seemed like they
didn't care. I lost faith in them.
PF: Whaf was it that happened
between DOA and Clash at the concert?
Shithead: First of all there was no
soundcheck (for us). Perhaps that's
usual when you're playing with big
bands. What really pissed me off
though was that the Rockabilly
Rebels (who also played) didn't get
one soundcheck on the whole West
Coast tour.
If a band has good reasons (for
not allowing a backup band to have
a soundcheck), OK, but at this
show some guy from Perryscope
came up and said "Well the Clash
are just getting across the border
now." This was at five o'clock. And
then someone else said to us
"That's bullshit 'cause I was just
over at the Clash's hotel room at
one o'clock giving the Clash all this
coke."
So they came to their sound-
check all coked up and just fucked
around. Mick Jones proceeded to
teach this five-year-old kid how to
play drums.
Another thing about that gig was
that we had to play before the
Rockabilly Rebels. The Clash sort of
used that as a cushion so they
wouldn't get blown away.
PF: Changing the subject lightly,
do you play differently for different
audiences? I mean the crowd at
See PF 8
Friday, November 3C. 1979
THE    UBYSSEY
Page Friday 3 Children's theatre
quits minor league
By WENDY HUNT
Excellent appears to be the
superlative most favored by
schoolchildren today.
In their letters to Carousel Theatre
it, along with neat, is the one they
use most frequently to describe The
Ice Wolf. One girl especially liked
the wiggly beaver because she wiggles a lot too.
"This is why we do it," says ar
tistic director Elizabeth Ball looking
up from a handful of letters. "We
get high on kids and what they're
feeling and enjoying."
The Ice Wolf is the tale of
Anatou, an albino girl-child born to
an Eskimo family. The villagers are
frightened by Anatou because she
looks different. When famine
strikes, the people blame Anatou
for their misfortune. Calling her
evil, they chase her from the village.
She seeks refuge in the forest
and entreats the wood god to turn
her into an animal, so that she can
forget the hurt inside her.
Anatou is safe and happy as a
wolf until she wanders out of the
forest and meets a girl who used to
taunt her. The girl wounds Anatou
and Anatou kills her in a moment of
pain and fury.
Anatou embarks on a reign of ter
ror which forces the villagers to
hunt her down. But Anatou realizes
that she has been wrong and
sacrifices her life to save a friend.
Her spirit, free from hate, takes its
human form once again.
The Ice Wolf is a symbolic play
and is staged as such. The cast has
approached the production as an
ensemble piece. There are no minor
characters and the actors take on
more than one role.
The symbolism is heightened by
the use of masks and minimal
costume changes. The stage is
spartan but the white mounds and
blue trees give a feeling of flinty
cold.
Even though it is simple, the
story presents the themes of reaction, fear, joy and revenge. Children
as well as adults have experienced
these and can easily empathize with
the characters and understand the
symbolism and by extension the
grey area of moral choice.
No punches are pulled just
because Carousel is playing for
children. People kill, people die, but
in neither a moral vacuum nor a
sweet morass of sentimentality.
The Ice Wolf is not cute.
Carousel is not in the business of
providing cute theatre. Ball calls it
family theatre instead of children's
theatre.
"We do anything which mirrors
the concerns of the young. It's not
Walt Disney. The Diary of Anne
Frank was one of our biggest successes and that's hardly Walt
Disney," says Ball.
Family theatre has been popular
in the U.S. for several years, but
until recently it has never been paid
much heed here. Canadians have
never recognized children's theatre
as being of much importance.
"Years ago children's theatre
was a dumping ground for dreck.
The plays were cute," says Ball.
"We don't play down to kids or
condescend. You can't accept that
judgement of kids as not very
bright. We try to do things simply,
because we have no money, and
elegantly."
Quality is the by-word at
Carousel. In order to attract good
actors Ball chooses plays which
have strong roles. And while there
is no set company, actors keep
returning to work for Carousel.
Carousel has just moved into its
permanent home in the Waterfront
Theatre on Granville Island. Before
that the company worked in many
theatres around Vancouver,
developing, as Ball puts it, "adaptability by facing every conceivable
problem and still managing to
create magic."
The Granville Island location has
landed Carousel on top of a gold
mine, the largest concentration of
single parent families in Canada.
"Kitsilano is full of single parent
families. Many fathers call us. We
provide a real service. They can
take their kids to see something
without insulting either their intelligence or the kids'.
"We give the family something to
talk about. We want to open communications within the family,"
says Ball.
Carousel is extremely adept at
opening communications. Before
the Ice Wolf began the sixth season
this fall, the company had returned
from a short spring tour of London
and Paris where it was Canada's
representative at UNESCO National
Days.
"It was a wonderful experience.
The kids were just great. A lot of
them take English as a second
language and because the Ice Wolf
is so visual, it's easy to understand
no matter what the language," says
Ball.
"They loved the Eskimos.  They
thought we were all like that. They
wanted   to   see   maps   and   know,
where Canada was."
Ball conceives of Carousel as a
needed service in the community.
The company holds classes in and
out of school and makes itself
available to groups often neglected
by theatre companies.
"You don't make money on
classes. Fees pay only for the
teacher's time," says Ball. "We are
a service. We're not training actors.
We're interested in expanding the
imagination of kids and developing
their creativity."
Carousel also has a program called Shakespeare Alive which it offers in high schools. The first part
of the program which ran this fall
was Merely a Madness, a lecture-
demonstration aimed at making
Shakespearean language easily
understood. So tar the students
have responded enthusiastically to
the program and part two will begin
in the new year.
By using sign interpreters during
some of its performances, Carousel
has   finally   made   a   centuries-old
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The International Year of the
Child is almost over.
Amid laurels and criticism, kids
around tiie world managed to survive their year. At least most of
them did.
Refugee children in Cambodia
and Vietnam who died during 1979
probably don't appreciate the
United Nations' efforts to promote
children's rights.
And those children who were
beaten, raped, starved to death or
tortured psychologically likely aon't
see much of a difference.
But at least International Year of
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By SHAFFIN SHARIFF
One look at the film listings is
enough to send shivers through any
child under thirteen years of age.
The simple reason is the death of
G-rated family-oriented motion pictures.
For the last few years, the trend
of the film industry has been
towards making films to please the
"mass audience". Unfortunately,
kids are not always a part of that
mass audience. Walt Disney Productions is the only appreciable and
consistent producer of G-rated fare
such as The Searchers, Pete's
Dragon and the Witch-Mountain
series; not to mention classic cartoons such as Snow White and the
Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty,
Pinnochio and Mickey Mouse
which are re-released only every
seven years.
This Christmas,   Disney Productions will release The Black Hole, a
$20    million    science-fiction    ex
travaganza   that  threatens  to  rival
Star Trek (billed as Star Trek, The
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THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, November 30, 1979 the Child has brought children's
rights and children's capabilities to
the attention of their parents and
other adults.
In this issue, Page Friday is trying
to cover some aspects of children's
expression in the arts.
As university students we can't
do much to help starving or abused
children. But we can learn to look at
kids as individuals and people — individuals who need support and
caring and people who deserve
respect.
This is the opinion of the Page
Friday staff. Cover photo by Curtis
Long.
1 about kids' films'
Motion Picture) in terms of eager
noliday dollars. The Black Hole has
the biggest production budget of
any film in Disney history.
Films like Star Wars are flukes,
not only in an artistic and technical
sense but as releases. 20th Century
Fox executives were nervous until
the last minute, fearing a critical
and box-office disaster for Star
Wars. As every fan must know by
now, Star Wars is the biggest
grosssing film of all times, with over
$300 million.
Sci-fi is the trend to watch,
although it is not restricted to pre-
teens who have made it a multi-
million, if not a billion-dollar industry with everything from Star
Wars, Buck Rogers and Star Trek
T-shirts, posters and decals to electronic toys.
Page Friday talked to Grade Five
students at Lord Roberts Elementary school in Vancouver about
films in general.
PF: Do you think there are
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kidding us around
By PETER MENYASZ
Kids aren't intellectually active,
you say?
The SUB art gallery is out to prove you wrong, and they will start on
their campaign Dec. 3 with a showing of children's art.
"We feel that we'd like to see
children's art in the gallery because
it's International Year of the Child,"
says art gallery committee member
Leonard Perry.
The art work will come from students at the University Hill elementary school, says Perry. "Basically,
it's art that kids have done in their
grade level."
University Hill principal Noel Herron says kids from kindergarten
through grade 7 are participating in
the exhibition. "Every child in the
school is submitting something —
their own choice."
The 500 items collected for display include many forms of artistic
expression — sculpture, stained
glass, multi-crafts, stitchery, water
colors, prints, woodwork, rug
hooking and papier mache.
"It reflects the complexity of artwork in schools," says Herron.
Herron says he feels the exhibition will be a valuable learning experience for the students. "It's
given our kids a tremendous opportunity to exhibit their creativity."
And it'll get the children out of
the classroom and into the rea
world. "It's going to be a field trip
for every one of them," says Herron.
This exhibition may set a precedent for exhibiting children's art
work to the general public, says
Herron. "It's the first time a public
gallery has offered all of its facility
to a school."
Herron says the collection of the
works is the result of a massive effort on the part of students, teachers and parents. "For us it was a
mammoth undertaking."
And some of the parents help
teach the children the crafts they
are   displaying   in   the   exhibition.
On opening night, Dec. 3, both
parents and children will be present
to discuss the works. And another
parents' night will be held Dec. 16
to wind up the exhibition, with alcoholic refreshments.
"The show will basically be for
the children involved," says Perry.
And he stressed the benefits for primary education students of being
able to absorb some of the ideas
displayed.
"We were glad to be invited by
the AMS (Alma Mater Society),"
says Herron. "It was a gesture on
their part as a special International
Year of the Child project."
Friday, November 30, 1979
THE    UBYSSEY
Page Friday 5 Adolescent psychology cracks nut
By M. DAVIES
There is no doubt that as of next
week the Christmas season is officially upon us. The Nutcracker,
now one of the signal rites of the
festive season, and this year performed in Vancouver by the Royal
Winnipeg Ballet, opens Tuesday
night at the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre.
The original Nutcracker was
commissioned by the Maryinsky
Theatre for the pleasure of the Czar
of Russia and his crowd and was
first performed in December of 1892
in St. Petersburg. Tchaikovsky had
labored fretfully over the score and
was not at all satisfied with his
results.
He wrote to his brother, "Now it
is finished. The Nutcracker is all
ugliness." But soon he revised his
opinion and was disappointed
when critical response to the
premiere performace was largely
negative. Three years later he died
of cholera and his Nutcracker Suite
went on to take its place among the
most popular symphonic pieces
ever written.
The Nutcracker was firmly
ensconced in North American
culture by the grand old man of
American ballet, George Ballan-
chine, who choreographed his own
version for the New York City Ballet
in 1954. Since then almost every
company capable of doing so (including the three major Canadian
companies) has added this work to
its repetoire. And today it is a
cherished annual Christmas event
in many North American cities.
There are almost as many variations of The Nutcracker as there are
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famous are the versions by Balan-
chine (1954), Nureyev (1967) and
Baryshnikov (1976). All are based
on the fairy tale written by E. T. A.
Hoffman about a girl who has a fantasy encounter when her toys come
to life. But that is where the
similarity ends.
The original ballet was long on
spectacle and costumes and rather
short on dancing. The little girl was
a mere spectator as syrupy visions
of sugarplums and toy soldiers tripped about on the stage and even
swooped through the air suspended on guy wires.
Recent versions de-emphasize or
omit altogether the notoriously
tedious parade of lollipops and
gumdrops, focusing on the more
substantial theme of the passing
from childhood into adolescence by
juxtaposing childlike images and
adult erotic elements in the fantasy
sequence.
The girl takes a more active role.
She herself dances the pas de
deux with the prince figure which in
older versions is performed by the
Sugar   Plum   Fairy.
Notwithstanding modern
psychological reinterpretations,
The Nutcracker remains a spectacle
best seen live and on stage and inevitably enchanting for adults and
children alike.
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet brings
to Vancouver a version
choreographed by John Neumeier,
Ballet Director of the Hamburg
State Opera. Neumeier changes the
settin'g from Christmas eve to
Maria's twelfth birthday party   He
also incorporates a balletic theme
into the story.
Maria's older sister is a ballerina
and her ballet master Drosselmeier
attends the party. Though Maria
cannot dance he brings her a pair of
ballet slippers. Maria's brother is a
cadet and his fellow cadets and his
captain also attend the party.
The cadets present Maria with a
model of their handsome captain —
a doll in regimental uniform. Maria
quickly develops a fetish-like attachment to it as a symbol of her
fading childhood. The real captain
provides on the other hand an object for her emerging desire for
romantic love.
Maria is also attached to the slippers and they seem to represent the
future for which she is not yet fully
prepared. After the party ends, she
puts on the slippers and tries to
dance but fails miserably. Thus the
main themes of the ballet are
established. A young girl is poised
on the threshold between
childhood and the adolescence
which leads to adulthood. The
secondary theme is that of the
power and demands of the ballet
itself as an art form.
The ballet master is a power
figure who when removed from his
natural habitat of the theatre seems
mad.
The fantasy sequence in this version involves Maria's discovery that
both ecstacy and pain await her in
the future. She finds herself with
Drosselmeier at a rehearsal at the
theatre. The young captain is the
premier dancer, her sister's partner.
Maria finds that magically she can
dance. She soars in rapture in the
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arms of the captain. She also learns
that there is much work and pain in
achieving mastery of the ballet and
Drosselmeir is stern and demanding.
In Act II Maria, her sister and the
captain perform in a gala performance with a corps du ballet composed of the guests who attended
ching up for performance
her birthday party. At the end of the
performance the theatre vanishes
and Maria finds herself again in her
own    home.
If you haven't seen The Nutcracker since its unadulterated spun
sugar days, see it this year in its
more palatable current guise. The
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THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, November 30, 1979 By KATHRYN THURMAN
"KISS is the greatest rock 'n roll show in
the world," says Gene Simmons matter-of-
factly, as if only a fool would believe otherwise.
The KISS phenomenum, a triumphant
tryst of sci-fi fantasy and rock 'n roll revival,
has been steadfastly escalating since its conception six years ago.
In 1973 KISS began as a trio with the now
familiar tongue-thrusting Bat Lizard Gene
Simmons (bass), the bizarre Bisexual-Sex
Symbol Paul Stanley (rhythm guitar) and the
Cat Man Peter Criss (drums). Following 61
exhaustive auditions Space Man Ace Frehley
was chosen as lead guitarist.
Since then KISS has consistently reached
the top of the charts with excellent singles —
Beth, Detroit Rock City, New York Groove,
and I Was Made For Loving You, to mention
just a few.
The band has also recorded eleven albums
(plus four solo discs) all of which reached
gold or platinum sales status, starred in a
television movie special, initiated a self-
named comic book (Marvel Comics), continuously toured their rock 'n roll carnival
show, and fearlessly merchandised
themselves ad infinitum.
In 1978 KISS took a 17-month hiatus from
their arduous five-year, ten months a year
touring schedule. "You've got to consider
that we're just human beings," Simmons
humorously deadpans. But during this "time
off" the band recorded the Dynasty album
which entered the Rolling Stone album sales
charts at number ten.
The current Return of KISS tour is the
band's most extravagant (forty crew
members) and expensive ($1 million) ever.
Their concert circus consists of an hour and a
half of magic mixed with loud rock 'n roll.
"That's not cable, that's magic!" insists
Simmons with gentle reproach when I ask.
him about the mechanics behind his gravity-
defying flight heavenward (which did not
materialize during their Vancouver gig Nov.
19 at the Coliseum due to a broken cable
elevating machine).
Their concert set featured a spinning mirror ball on the ceiling, built-in stage
elevators, a rotating drum set, explosions,
smoke, fireworks, torches, flying guitars,
flashing lights, and confetti. Not to mention
fire-eating and blood-spewing. And of
course some sparkling bursts of loud rock 'n
roll music to accompany the visual thrills.
"You see this band is not a band of
subtleties," understates Simmons, 31, a college graduate and former teacher. "In my
opinion nothing is ever powerful enough, it
can always be more powerful. I would rather
give people too much than too little."
The band is in the middle of a world tour,
criss-crossing America, then heading for
Australia, Europe and the heavy metal capital
of the world, Japan, and its members
couldn't wait to get back on the road again,
especially Simmons.
"Touring? I love it! I'd rather stay in a hotel
room anyday. It's magic! I don't have to
wash my laundry, I just put it outside my
door and it's back that night clean and pressed. If I'm hungry I can phone and whatever
food I want comes up exactly the way I want
it. And I don't have to do the dishes or clean
up the mess after.
"I can just pick up the phone and anything
is there that I want . . . and I don't have to
do the bed after. It's dreamland!" says Simmons with characteristic charisma.
"I travel in limousines and jets and more
limousines. It's certainly not as hard as digging a ditch.for a living," he adds.
Along with the concert's new special effects the band members have added dazzling
color to the black and silver costume motif.
And Simmons' boots, which come up over
his knees, have gigantic claws over the platform section. The back of his reptile-scaled
outfit has a spider web with a reptilian
skeleton stretched out across it. Over this he
dons a bright red cape.
And the costume is heavy. But wearing it,
as well as the facial makeup (which takes forty minutes to apply before each show!) is not
a bothersome ordeal.
"You forget everything when you hear the
people  screaming  your  name.   You  forget
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about the weight of the outfit and the stilts
you're on. And everything becomes easy.
That onstage feeling transcends the
heaviness of the costume. Think about football players that run around with all that
weight on their shoulders."
Simmons thoroughly enjoys cavorting and
lurching all over the stage, flames, fury and
lizard-like tongue flashing against gun
powder explosions and defiant guitar chords.
"The main reason I want to go out there
and perform is because I get off on it. There's
ego gratification. If the people get off on it
too — that's wonderful!
"Over the last few years more and more
people of all sizes, shapes and ages have
been coming to our shows. It's really turning
into family entertainment. It's like rock and
roll no longer has to be just for teens.
Everybody wants to see a spectacle.
"And as long as when they walk out of a
KISS concert and say to themselves, 'My
God, that's the best show I've seen in my
life!' That's what I care about. At the end
they've got to walk out satisfied."
The only other responsibility the band feels
toward its audience is not to abuse the power
it has over their fans. Paul Stanley, the sexy
'star' performer and lead vocalist of KISS,
holds an incredibly hypnotic and
manipulative force over the KISS army of
fans. He can really work a crowd into a frenzy. Simmons is quick to agree.
"We talk about this all the time. It's the
magical moment on stage when you stop being  a   regular  person  and  you   become  a
KISS . . . bringing sci-fi and fantasy to rock  n roll
superhuman figure. You become adored and
loved. It's a very special feeling that happens
only on stage.
"And the people react because they know
we'd never abuse them. When Paul says 'I
want everybody to say rock 'n roll,' the
crowd will do exactly what he says because
they know he'll never say 'you see that kid
with the red sweater on, beat him up!'
"Paul's power is never going to be abused.
Everybody knows it's all for fun. And it
doesn't really mean a heck of a lot.
Everybody's there to have a good time. It's a
rock 'n roli revival."
KISS has gone disco with I Was Made For
Loving You, a cut off the Vini Poncia-
produced Dynasty album. With a mesmerizing disco drum bass beat, this disco-rock
assimilation is one of their best singles ever.
This infiltration of melody and polish may
cause KISS's hard-core heavy metal rockers'
status to degenerate. But the band could
also broaden the spectrum of its audience
appeal.
"Ultimately you have to consider that we
have to answer to ourselves first and our fans
second. We do the music we enjoy. We are
not any one particular kind of band. We can
do anything — ballads, rock 'n roll, dance
music. If anyone thinks.we are just one kind
of band then that's tough.
"Even some little girls are playing our
music now, the same girls that usually like
sweeter songs. Our songs are no longer only
for guys who like the drums and guitars,"
says Simmons.
"But," warns Simmons, "I don't ever
want to get away from loud rock 'n roll.
That's what I like to do best live. That's what
gets people off their seats. And that's
ultimately what I want to do!"
KISS has been the best merchandised
band in the world and they've received considerable criticism for their Madison Avenue
tactics.
But Simmons proudly proclaims that "the
merchandising of KISS exists only because
we (the band) want it and we have a lot of
fun with it. I don't care about the criticisms1
It's tough!
"Rock 'n roll bands have always been
simply rock 'n roll bands. They've had guitars
and drums and that's all they're supposed to
have.
"Well, we refuse to go with those
guidelines. We refuse to say that theatre, circus, rock 'n roll, toys, (comic) books, movies
and records are different things. They're not!
It's all the same thing . . . It's all based on the
concept of entertainment," articulates Simmons.
"I buy a record because when I play it, it
makes me happy. I buy a toy because I want
to play with if, because it makes me happy.
And it's all based on entertaining people.
And I don't give a shit if somebody
someplace has a problem accepting that!
"The bottom line is that a person who
doesn't like a KISS pinball machine isn't go
ing to buy one. But that doesn't mean that
somebody out there doesn't want to buy
one. So I'll make sure that there's a KISS
pinball machine."
KISS has successfully staked out and kept
its territorial claim in the precarious terrain of
rock 'n roll. Are there any more adventures
left to plot, any more thrills left to seek, or
any more fantasies left to fulfill?
"Well," jokes 'there's no room for humility' Simmons, "I think I'm going to buy
France.
"Actually it almost doesn't matter what I
do as long as it's creative," .he candidly admits. "I could write screenplays, produce, or
act. Creativity — that's all I care about."
A conversation with Gene Simmons would
not be complete without one last verbal
thrust (excuse the pun) at KISS's most
recognized trademark — Gene Simmons'
tongue.
Having opened a proverbial Pandora's
Box, does Simmons ever, ever tire of exposing his tongue to the whole world?
"No, never, I love it!!" he ejaculates.
"People do it right back. It's-like waving hello
but with a different part of your body."
"You've almost made it a new form of sign
language for saying 'hello'," I suggest.
"Maybe a sexual hello . . ." he smiles.
Friday, November 30, 1979
THE    UBYSSEY
Page Friday 7 Bach choir finds sanctus in Vancouver
By CHRISTINE WRIGHT
Last Friday night at the Orpheum
the Vancouver Bach Choir brought
an audience to its feet — and it
wasn't even the Hallelujah Chorus.
The standing ovation was for
African Sanctus, a dynamic departure from conventional choral fare.
The concert showcased two contemporary compositions. The first
work, Kyrie by Paul Patterson, was
commissioned for the Third International Choral Festival in New York
where it was first performed in 1972
Kyrie was a startling innovative
piece of music that called on the
usually demure mass choir to clap,
chant, shout, and at times sing with
their fingers in their mouths. Patterson's composition experiments
with the human voice in a comically
ingenious way — the vocal sound
effects bounce between sections,
blending and building towards a
cacaphonic climax.
The piano accompaniment involved two musicians. One played
the keyboard while the other played
the strings inside the piano.
Bruce    Pullan's   sensitive   con-
Acting up for kids
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form of entertainment accessible to
the deaf.
"We are the first professional
company in Canada to have a sign
interpreter and we have performances for the kids from Jericho,"
says Ball. "Deaf adults come too
and for some it's the first time
they've been inside a theatre or
seen a play. What would they go
for?"
Appropriately enough, The
Miracle Worker was Carousel's first
signed play and was presented in
February of this year. The Wizard of
Oz, Carousel's Christmas treat, will
have two signed performances during its run.
"It's important to make theatre
accessible, not to those who just
have the money to buy a ticket but
to the financially and physically
disadvantaged as well," says Ball.
Carousel sells out an astounding
96 per cent of its seating capacity
for every show, but ticket prices are
low and gate receipts are small. Unfortunately governments still
believe that because the members
of the audience are short, funding
should be too.
'Government grants are minimal
for youth theatre. They are based
on the old prejudices of it being a
dumping ground. We're very lucky
to have two really good groups,
Greenthumb and ourselves, producing children's theatre in Vancouver," says Ball.
When Ball and Bill Millerd, artistic director of the Arts Club
Theatre, started Carousel in 1973,
Ball says they were surprised at
how easy it was and by the lack of
competition. Now, she says, there
are 29 groups, among them Axis
Mime and Green Thumb, performing in schools.
In spite of rave reviews which
have consistently accompanied
Carousel's productions, it is the
younger patron which has marked
Carousel as successful.
"We've been lucky," Ball says,
"We have a loyal following which
comes back."
Lucky? Perhaps, but any age can
appreciate the perceptive and
senstitve nature of Carousel's productions, which have made them
the flagship of children's theatre in
Vancouver.
DOA
From PF 3
UBC will be somewhat different
from a regular punk crowd, say at
the Viking Hall.
Shithead: No. When we're playing we're not up there trying to play
up to a certain elite portion of the
audience. There's our music.
You're either going to like it or
you're not going to like it. We stay
true to what we do no matter who
the audience is. We don't say "OK,
tonight we're playing out at UBC so
we should dig out some milder
songs to make it more mellow and
more like "Hey are ya havin' a good
time tonight?" and then the next
night say "OK since we're playing
at the Smilin' Buddha and only
punks will be there so it'll be
"Aaaargh, fuck you pigs!" We
don't change our approach like
that.
PF: Do you every get frustrated
or depressed about the fact that
you've got four records out and put
a lot of work into it yet you've been
pretty well ignored by the media in
terms of airplay?
Shithead: Well I have to, but that
would be a mistake on my part. If I
thought the end-all and be-all to
music was tc get media attention
and a record contract then there
would be no point in playing music.
In a way it's a matter of time, but
it's certainly a lot harder if there's
no record company behind you
pushing you as this week's latest
sensation.
If there are people there that are
enjoying the music, really getting
into it, then this is the ultimate
reward rather than say posing with
Deborah Harry for the New York
Rocker.
PF: I've got a quote of yours from
Public Enemy. The question was
"Why does disco suck?" to which
you replied "It's just brainless music
for the mindless moronic masses."
Now the people who like disco
would say the exact same thing
about punk.
Shithead: Well the difference is
that someone who goes to a disco
would rather hear the musicians on
record rather than live. It's an artificial thing, there's no real emotion. It's as if the record companies
and media said "Well this looks like
a really controllable thing. There are
all sorts of options here — clothes,
records. People on the bar can sell
lots of drinks. It's like pablum to
feed people.
PF: What are the immediate
future plans for DOA?
Shithead: There'll probably be
more recording in January but the
first job is to get this new single out
to the people. We may tour in the
Spring.
PF: Have any major record companies approached you?
Shithead: We have talked to a
few but they aren't exactly beating
down the doors. The main problem
is that record companies are looking for moldable groups.
ducting drew a full range of dynamic subtleties from the choir.
Particularly in the harmonious
resolution of the Kyrie, where the
choir evoked beautifully the calm
after a storm, the work moved with
technically polished grace.
The Kyrie's modern flavor made
it a nice appetizer to Fanshawe's
African Sanctus, a work of even
greater power and depth. The
Sanctus is proclaimed as a "musical
tapestry," weaving together different cultures and musical styles.
African chants and dance music
(as captured on Fanshawe's tapes)
are superimposed on Western traditions of opera and rock; the musical
montage is structured within the
choral form of a Latin mass. The diverse genres are bound by the common thread of religious fervor. As
the heading of the score declares,
"African Sanctus represents
belief."
Conductor Pullan brought a
cohesive unity to the unusual composition and the choir responded
with vitality and conviction. The
primitive energy of African civilization throbbed throughout the
piece. On-stage percussionists supported the recorded drums,
smoothly guiding >he transitions
from ritualized chant rhythm to lively rock tempo.
Where multi-media productions
usually run the risk of sounding too
carefully structured and contrived,
the musicians and choir maintained
the spirit of spontaneity.
Soprano Margarita Noye's operatic style was balanced by the
soft-rock    simplicity    of    Peggy
Mercer's Lord's Prayer. Mercer's solo received a spontaneous
round of applause from the audience. The piano solo by Patrick
Wedd (Love Song) was sensitively
played.
The sequence that began the
work was recapitulated in the middle and at the end, drawing,
together the composition and emphasizing the rock-mass theme of
universal faith. The choir really let
go, and their energy seeped
throughout the toe-tapping audience.
Even the incongruity of an African Sanctus in the gold-gilt, ornamental decadence of the Orpheum theatre was a delightful
irony.
We major in taste.
Our brcwmastcr's finest achievement
Page Friday 8
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, November 30, 1979 Drama meets opera
By RICHARD NOBLE
The Great Cultural Revolution
should be viewed with this note of
caution: wear earplugs for the final
half hour.
The first two hours are an interesting, sometimes beautiful blend
of the modern dramatic form and
traditional Chinese opera. The last
half hour is an over-simplified liberal-commie, good guy-bad guy political dialogue. Justice prevails, but
there is much doubt as to whether
writer and director even realize it.
The Great Cultural Revolution
By Ken Mitchell
At the Arts Club Theatre
Until Dec. 22
The play is based loosely on the
disgrace of Chinese playwright-historian Wu Han, who by some accounts triggered the Great Cultural
Revolution. Hence the title. The
reason for Wu Han's disgrace at the
hands of the Red Guard is his play
Hai Jui's Dismissal.
In The Great Cultural Revolution,
writer Ken Mitchell and director
Brian Richmond attempt to stage
both the story of Wu Han's demise
and an adapted version of Hai Jui's
Dismissal simultaneously. Art imitating life imitating art. . .
The play opens against a background of anarchy. The Red Guard
are purging the rightists, and Wu
Han is among those rumored to be
suspect. A theatre company is
about to put his' opera into rehearsal, but they are frightened of
being denounced as counter-revolutionaries for participating in an
ideologically suspect play.
What follows is their attempt (at
Wu Han's prodding) to rehearse the
play, despite numerous interruptions by members of the cast and
the Red Guard.
Mitchell stages the two plays simultaneously to emphasize the parallels between Wu Han's life and
the life of his creation Hai Jui. It is
as though he foresaw his own
demise. The two men are classic
heroic figures — strong individuals
asserting their will against the
weight of collective oppression. Hai
Jui is.defeated by the corrupt landlords; Wu Han is denounced by the
dogmatic Red Guard.
The rehearsal interruptions are a
particularly effective way of moving
the audience in and out of the two
plays, from the melodrama of Hai
Jui to the melodrama of Wu Han.
There are obvious difficulties in
presenting two plays simultaneously on the same stage, especially
when one is a classical Chinese
opera and the other a modern political melodrama. The play's success
lies in director Brian Richmond's triumph over these difficulties.
The more interesting of the two
plays is Hai Jui's Dismissal. It is
staged in the traditional manner of
Chinese opera, though the music
(composed by Dr. David M. Y.
Liang) is adapted for a western audience.
The costumes are extravagantly
beautiful and the sets are constructed with a minimum of props. This
keeps within the tradition of Chinese theatre and allows the production to move from the opera to the
play with a minimum of confusion.
The few props needed are quickly
and gracefully removed by two acrobats.
The music composed by Dr.
Liang for the opera is a melodic synthesis of Chinese and baroque
styles. It creates a pleasant and
haunting background for Hai Jui's
dismissal.
Richmond's production of the
opera is more than adequate and he
is able to move smoothly into Wu
Han's demise. There is a problem
though. Wu Han's demise isn't
worth moving to.
The Red Guard break into the rehearsal and accuse Wu Han of writing a counter-revolutionary play. He
defends himself bravely, and we
have the average liberal hero
against the average marxist horde.
The Red Guard quite rightly claim
that his creation Hai Jui is a glorification of ideals subversive to the
revolution. He is a paternalistic
governor during the Ming Dynasty
who gives the peasants a break.
The peasants are portrayed as
grovelling non-humans who accept
their oppression like dogs. The Red
Guard claim that the peasants
should be shown struggling against
the class system that exploits them;
regardless of whether it is paternalistic.
In his defence Wu Han claims
that Hai Jui is worth glorifying because he is a just man and that his
play is historically accurate. He also
brings in a few platitudes about the
individual's right to free speech and
the importance of maintaining links
with the past.
These are great arguments, but
they are irrelevant to a society
undergoing revolutionary change.
The surprising thing is that Mitchell
doesn't seem to see this. The cast
eventually come to see the Red
Guard's point, but it is only out of
GRKAT CULTURAL REVOLUTION . . . double entendre
fear for their lives. Wu Han is made
a martyr by the dogmatic and unfeeling Red Guard, and the good
guys and the bad guys are clearly
identifiable.
The Great Cultural Revolution is a
bold attempt to synthesize two very
different dramatic forms. In this it is
largely successful. It tries also to be
a forum for the political ideas that
separate east and west, and in this
it fails.
Matsqui gets away with Loot and laughs
By RICHARD NOBLE
Joe Orton would be amused at
the Institutional Theatre Productions Society's presentation of his
play Loot. It's difficult to imagine a
more appropriate setting for a farce
about the absurdity of modern life
than Matsqui prison.
Under the co-direction of Der-
mott Hennelly and inmate Ron
Sauve, the Institutional Theatre offers a flawed but nonetheless hilarious evening of theatre.
Loot
By Joe Orton
Presented   by   the   Institutional
Theatre Productions Society
At Matsqui Prison
Until Dec. 16
LOOT . . . looking outside of greed
Loot involves a robbery, a
murder, a betrayal and a corrupt inspector from the Water Board.
There is no particular order or reason to the development of either
the characters or the plot. There is
simply an overwhelming sense that
everything is absurd and that there
is but one true motivation — greed.
As the play progresses the humor
becomes blacker and blacker, but it
also becomes increasingly poignant. An inspector of the Water
Board terrorizes a household of
mourners like a member of the Gestapo. A son gleefully betrays his innocent father to the brutal inspector, while a prim and proper
Catholic nurse is exposed as the
killer of seven husbands.
We laugh, but at the same time
we are disturbed. It is particularly
ironic that we are forced to laugh at
our own absurdity by a group of
people we don't allow to live with
us.
Loot is the Institutional Theatre
Productions Society's seventh production since 1975. Considering the
conditions the company works under, it is a triumph.
Of the six actors in the play, only
Ian Ward is from outside Matsqui.
She gives a strong performance as
the bloodthirsty nurse, but the
show belongs to Garth C. Young as
the Water Board inspector.
The play opens hesitantly, the actors seem a little too conscious of
their lines, but as soon as Young brings his half-crazed inspector onstage, he draws the cast into the
play. His performance is a sarcastic
and hilarious burlesque of authority
from which he no doubt draws
some satisfaction.
The set design is also effective.
Hennelly and Sauve use the intimacy of the theatre to give the audience a sense of being part of the
production. The set is the drawing
room of Mr. McCleavy, who is in
mourning for his wife. The casket is
marched down the centre isle of the
theatre at the play's beginning, and
we are given a sense of being more
than spectators.
The Institutional Theatre Productions Society is in its fourth year,
but they are still relatively unknown. Part of the difficulty is that
they receive little or no help from
the prison authorities in publicizing
their productions. But they are also
victims of the pervading illusion
that prison inmates do nothing but
languish at the taxpayers expense.
This play is not only proof to the
contrary, it is hilariously entertaining. Tickets must be purchased before Dec 5; they are available at
Peregrine Books, Melissa's
Records, and Tangen Jewellers.
Innocent chills
By SHAFFIN SHARIFF
"It is all obscure and imperfect,
the picture, the story, but there is
a suggestion of strangely
grusome effect in it. The tale to be
told — tolerably obviously — by
an outside spectator."
— Henry James
on The Turn of the Screw
Internal, almost invisible terror
is at the heart of The Innocents,
by William Archibald and adapted
from Henry James' The Turn of
the Screw. The horror is not
physical as in Kafka's Metamorphosis but the impact is nearly the
same.
Clearly, there are a few things
wrong with this new production.
Director Newton admits that
"This adaptation (The Innocents)
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Friday, November 30, 1979
T.H E    UBYSSEY
Page Friday 9 Dead Kennedys live it up
From PF 2
fectious and catchy. Leader Art
Bermann continues to have fits on
stage and spew out saliva like it was
going out of style. Halfway through
the set two female aficianados of
the Canadians emerged from the
wings and gyrated madly in front of
the assembled  punkers.   "They're
sort of becoming our regular go-go
dancers,"  said  Bergmann.
Next were the legendary
Subhumans who delivered as
powerful a set as they ever have.
Why doesn't somebody take this
band and turn them into the world
class superstars they deserve to be?
The Subhumans have a perfect
rapport with  their fans,  who are
CeBe seems seamy
From PF 2
Hemy's clean choppy guitar licks
and Dimwit's gorilla drumming put
the band back into town's good
books.
If Hopper could have captured
that excitement on film he would
have owned a valuable cinematic
property. Jones valiantly tried to
keep the action alive but his announcement that Hopper would be
one or two hours late sent many
people home. Several hours later
the Sticks were back on stage when
Dennis Hopper finally showed up.
Clean-shaven and wearing a
woollen Navaho patterned jacket,
the elusive director swept onto the
stage with much arm waving and
finger stabbing. It was a powerful
insight into the media to watch the
mood of the audience slow down
and the Hollywood hype machine
gear up. Wearing a grey fedora and
clutching a battered package of
Winston cigarettes. Hopper
surveyed the crowd with anxiety.
He waded into the ranks and
crouched, presumably for camera
angles, yelled into his assistant's
ears and generally exuded a lack of
control.
Within arm's reach. Hopper was
in fact miles away. The glaze in his
eyes was frightening and, when
askd about the movie, Hopper's only answer was a distant, vacant
stare. With hundreds of thousands
of dollars tied up in equipment and
personnel, the director was visibly
caught up in the action rather than
in charge of it.
One was reminded of the chaotic
moment in Apocalypse Now when
Martin Sheen approaches the
bridge in search of the commanding
officer. The pathetic hopelessness
of the situation is summed up with
a wild-eyed private's reply "CO.?"
I thought you were the CO.?" The
scene in Viking Hall Wedneday
night was not that dissimilar.
The nymphet star's entry at 1
a.m. was anticlimatic. She was led,
under the watchful eye of an Ar-
riflex 35mm camera, through a corridor and onto the stage where the
Pointed Sticks were still at it. The
filming took 10 minutes, of which
two minutes of edited sham will appear in the movie. You see, the tiny
star will be cast as the drummer
with all the sound lip-synched in
some California studio.
The absurdity of the costly venture was too much for words. A
handful of diehard punks or would-
be stars stumbled into the zero-
degree weather to witness CeBe's
crew being fed platefuls of hot food
served up out of one of the giant
semi-trailers. Those who tried to
get a free lunch were rudely pulled
out of line. The sole glamor of
Hollywood was watching the elite
eat.
But those who were bitter about
their first encounter with
movieland's heartless machinery
should remember Nick Jones's
words of consolation. They had
finally made the guest list.
A loss of innocents
From PF 9
suffers a little from the passage of
time. The horror moves of our era
have somewhat dulled the edges of
our sensibilities . . ." Ifs quite a
sensible acknowledgement since
time has somewhat worn The Innocents.
The Innocents
By William Archibald
Directed    by   Christopher
Newton
Playing    at    the    Queen
Elizabeth Playhouse until Dec.
22
The Innocents are two orphaned
children taken care of by the
housekeeper, Mrs. Grose (Dorothy
Davies), and their new governess.
Miss Giddens (Dana Ivey). As Miss
Giddens arrives at the New England
home, she remarks that taking care
of the children should be an "easy
task".
But all is not well. Strange things
begin to happen, like ghostly apparitions.
At the same time Miss Giddens
notices that the children are acting
rather peculiarly. Flora, the young
girl, seems dazed at times. Her
brother. Miles, is expelled from
school for doing "injury" to others.
When questioned by Miss Giddens,
he refuses to reveal the reason for
his expulsion and carefully eludes
answering her questions. In fact
both children are good at covering
up what they don't wish to divulge.
Certain that the children are
somehow possessed by the apparitions. Miss Giddens questions Mrs.
Grose.    The   two    previous   in
habitants of the house had been
Peter Quint, infamous for his vices
and who had met an untimely
death, and the governess before
Miss Giddens who had been in love
with the notorious Quint and had
killed herself in despair. The restless
spirits of the two are embodied in
the children.
The Innocents is a two-act play,
the first act dealing mainly with the
background of the characters. Each
scene in the act ends with an
ominous line that foreshadows a
taste of things to come.
The problems facing the first act
are resolved in the second which
recaps the vital details to a terrific
and hypnotic climax.
The cast is uniformly versatile.
Dorothy Davies is convincing as
Mrs. Grose, the housekeeper who
would rather not believe that the
children are possessed. Dana Ivey's
portrayal of Miss Giddens is excellent. The audience can feel for
her and with her as she tries to rid
the spirits from the children.
Nick Adams is splendid as the
young Miles who's increasingly corrupted by Quint's ghost. The last
scene in Act Two deserves special
mention. It succinctly brings
together the opposing forces of
good and evil.
But one problem is Miss Janne
Mortil (Flora). Although she is as
effective as Adams, her delivery
was incoherent at times. At first I
thought that it was just I who
wasn't hearing well but the two
ladies next to me and my friend
remarked the same. But I am confident that Miss Mortil's enunciations
will improve after a few night's per-
SeePF II
fond of demonstrating their enthusiasm by pulling lead singer
Wimpy off the stage and attempting to remove the clothes from his
sweaty frame. His response: "What
a bunch of fucking wimps."
Unwanted Emcee services were
provided by North Burnaby's own
Joey Shithead, who managed to insult every band present and get
away with it. During the
Subhumans' set he kept leaping
from the wings out onto the stage
where he assaulted all comers.
As more drugs were consumed
and more frustrations and pent-up
violence were released the atmosphere became more crazed
than ever and thus the Dead Kennedys were greeted by a scene
resembling the lower reaches of hell
or Pittsburgh.
Lead singer Jello Biafra, who ran
for mayor of San Francisco earlier
this year and got three per cent of
the vote, proved he is a master of
crowd control. He throws himself
into it. Eager punkoids responded
by trying to steal his microphone
and injure him.
This seemed to inspire him further as he took more risks when he
plunged into the semi-circular area
around  the stage where pushing
and shoving were the main forms
of body contact. -
Maybe this is the new dance
craze: the Stomp, the Gouge, and
the Sadistic Thrust seem destined
to catch on and beat the nation to
its knees as we enter the enlightened 80s.
The Dead Kennedys aren't quite
as impressive live as they are on
record but perhaps this is because
they rely on shock value so much.
In the flesh they are of course mere
ly human. They admitted later they
were over-hyped so that their music
suffered at the expense of their
public image.
As a result they seemed a bit unsure of themselves and after a fast
start the energy level decreased.
Instead of building to a climax
their set ended in dissolution. My
last memory of the evening was
helping carry a drunk down the
stairs, after which he collapsed
anyways.
Page Friday 10
THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, November 30, 1979 Kids look at movies
From PF 5
enough movies for children these
days?
Kendall Korda, 10 years of age: I
don't think there is enough movies
for children. 'Cause in mature
movies there is too many bloody
scenes and most parents won't let
children go because there is swearing in it and they should have more
rated G.
PF: Do you mean Disney-type
movies?
Kendall: Yeah. Because it's just
not fair 'cause sometimes I feel like
going to the movies with a friend of
mine; and we always look in the
showtimes and it's always rated R
and it's just not fair.
Larry Cordes, 10: I think there
should be more science fiction and
cartoons. Some parents don't let
you go to movies, so they should
have more General movies like Star
Wars and Buck Rogers.
Karen Ellis, 10: There are not
enough movies for kids. All of them
are Restricted. They (kids) should
go by themselves, with friends,
without parents.
PF: What about the price of
movies?
Jennifer Hutchinson, 10: I think
the prices are too high.
Fayaz Khaki, 10:"There should be
more theatres for kids to watch
(movies in). And the prices
shouldn't be too high 'cause if you
go every Saturday, it costs too
much.
Maria Schultz, 10: Prices are a lit
tle bit too high and whenever you
have to go to a movie, it's always so
gory and stuff and there is so much
swearing in it.
Anne Beers, 10: I think the prices
of movies is too much but I think
there is enough movies around for
kids, (but) most of them have too
much swearing and blood.
Sylvain Robert, 10: Movies are a
little bit too expensive but what can
the theatres do, because they have
to pay more for the reel always.
When asked for their favorite
film, the winner was Star Wars,
followed in order of preference by
Grease, Saturday Night Fever
(altered, Mature version), Buck
Rogers in the 25th Century, The
Muppet Movie, Bedknobs and
Broomsticks, and Just You and
Me, Kid.
An oft-mentioned concern of the
students was that G-rated features,
cartoons in particular, were
restricted to suburban theatres —
almost never in the downtown film
core. This made it harder for them
to see the films because parents had
to accompany them and sometimes
didn't have the time to do so.
Only proven moneymakers play
the downtown circuit. This
Christmas, Famous Players' Capitol
Six complex will play host to two
sure-fire box-office winners — the
Star Trek (which, like Black Hole,
has a budget of $20 million) remake
and a compilation of Chuck Jones'
Bugs Bunny shorts.
Only four films currently playing
Newton destroys
Innocents view
From PF 10
formances. She is talented and has
the capability.
The stage design is simple and
chillingly effective.
Director Newton succeeds in his
aims. "In this production I have
tried to be very specific in the everyday, ordinary reactions of the
characters and — following (Henry)
James' definition of terror — I have
tried to merely hint at the horror
hiding in the comers of this great
house, waiting beside the lake,
moving down the great treed alleys
of the garden. Small, everyday
things, as Miles notices, take on
different ambience when they are
seen under different conditions, the
lighting of a lamp can be more important than a direct manifestation
of evil."
Modern audiences may not respond entirely to The Innocents but
to complete Newton's previous
thought, "... nevertheless, the
original story still stands as one of
the greatest ghost stories, perhaps
because it is ultimately less than
literally explicit. Are the children
possessed in a conventional sense?
What power is operating through or
around them? What is the moral
culpability of the governess and the
housekeeper?" You'll wonder.
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are rated General; the long-running
The Muppet Movie, with two ir-
resistable characters, Kermit and
Miss Piggy; The Fish That Saved
Pittsburgh, a film of questionable
taste and appeal; Fiddler on the
Roof, a re-release of a modern
classic; and exploitive In Search of
Historic Jes#i. Of the short list, only the Muppet Movie can be heartily
recommended. In contrast, there
are twenty Mature and Restricted
films currently available to be seen.
Holidays are high points for
Grated fares. Walt Disney usually
releases its newest production at
Christmas and the three or four major studios release at least one each.
Again, Disney will release The
Black Hole; Paramount offers Star
Trek; from 20th Century Fox comes
Star Wars 2: The Empire Strikes
Back — originally intended for
Christmas '79 but mysteriously
moved to an early '80 opening date.
Columbia Pictures, the studio that
gave us Close Encounters of the
Third Kind two years ago, moves
away from the science fiction-
based plots with Kramer vs.
Kramer, a film that will appeal to
the whole family.
And during Easter, a revamped
and re-edited version of Close Encounters will garner the screens; incidentally, all changes in the new
Close Encounters were directed by
the original director, Steven
Spielberg.
At times other than holidays,
choices are sparse. The void can be
filled quite easily. Local community
centres have at least one night a
week scheduled for family-oriented
films at prices far below what the
two major theatre chains charge.
These films are not the usual
million-dollar budget features but in
general are enjoyable and offer a
nice way to spend an evening.
Greater Vancouver libraries also offer such entertainment. Unfortunately, showings are not widely
advertised, if at all.
The sad state of children's
cinema was summed up by Melodie
Kerr (age 10) in perhaps what has
now become a cliched statement:
"When I was in Montreal a long
time ago, my mother was going to
take me to Snow White. When we
got there, they said it was
Restricted."
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THE    UBYSSEY
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THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, November 30, 1979 Fassbinder probes post-war German psyche
By MARKTIMMINS
It has taken 35 films for Werner
Rainer Fassbinder to at least be
recognized in North America as one
of Germany's most imaginative and
compelling directors.
Given the state of the American
film industry, from such self-
discovering classics as Rocky,
Saturday Night Fever and Running
to the extravagant and vapid symbolism of Apocalypse Now, this is
not difficult to understand. At a
The Marriage of Maria Braun
By Werner Rainer Fassbinder
At the Park Theatre.
time when audiences have come to
see life portrayed as just a good
punch in the head or a jog in a pair
of day-glo runners, The Marriage of
Maria Braun comes as a thoughtful
film. A reprieve, if only brief, from
those aching muscles.
Although the storyline is
straightforward, Fassbinder's
obsession with pre- and post-World
War II Germany takes in some
curious twists that are often confusing. Married for only a day, Her-
Audience wins in this divorce
By SHAFFIN SHARIFF
Kramer vs. Kramer, starring
Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep,
was sneak-peeked in Vancouver
last week at the Vogue. Judging
from the audience reaction that
night, it would seem that Hoffman
has another hit on his hands.
Kramer vs. Kramer
Starring   Dustin   Hoffman,
Meryl   Streep   and   Jane   Alexander
Starting at an Odeon theatre
this Christmas.
Hoffman plays Ted Kramer, a
successful advertising executive
whose marriage crumbles when his
spouse (Streep) decides to leave
him and their eight-year-old son Billy (Justin Henry) to, as she puts, it
"find myself".
Joanna's departure leaves an
unexperienced Ted to care for Billy.
Slowly but surely, Ted and Billy adjust to the sudden change and each
other.
But after an absence of eighteen
months, Joanna returns to New
York and wants custody of the
child. An angered and adamant Ted
is not about to relinquish his rights.
Joanna files a petition in court for
legal custody and Ted becomes
more determined than ever to keep
Billy. But as the proceedings are set
to begin, Ted loses his job. To pay
for the expensive legal fees, he has
to settle for another that is lower in
stature and salary.
The judge awards custody rights
to Joanna.
Meryl Streep first gained attention as the love interest of two war
buddies in The Deer Hunter and
later as Woody Allen's bisexuai wife
in Manhattan. Her character Joanna is not immediately likeable but
she emerges as someone worthy
and understandable. Joanna surfaces as an insecure, intense and
perhaps emotionally disturbed
woman whose hiatus to Caifornia
for analysis has not changed her.
Jane    Alexander,    who    plays
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Phyllis, is most visible in acclaimed
television dramas like Eleanor and
Franklin and A Question of Love.
Phyllis is the Kramers' friend and
neighbor. Like Kramer, she's a
struggling divorcee. Alexander's
scenes with Hoffman are among
the film's finest, as revealing and
touching as any seen this year. Frequently a character such as Phyllis
serves no other purpose than to inject plastic pathos but in Kramer vs.
Kramer she emerges with a distinct
personality.
Dustin Hoffman gives the most
restrained performance of his
career. His Kramer is always interesting and identifiable, never
weary. He and Justin Henry (Billy)
get along wonderfully and their
relationship grows into something
special. A winning combination.
For the first twenty minutes or
so, even Hoffman is unable to fill
the gaps in the picture with his
nice-guy role because the film does
not deal immediately with Ted and
Joanna's separation and divorce.
But once Kramer vs. Kramer gets
underway (finally), it turns out to be
a wonderful motion picture. Benton's relaxed style gives the audience a chance to look at both
sides of the coin: who should have
custody of the child — the father or
mother? The climax of the film is a
subtly powerful courtroom scene
that is emotionally overpowering.
The absence of blatant recrimination puts a movie like And Justice
For All to shame.
Kramer vs. Kramer is a simple,
heartwarming and ultimately unhurried message to deliver: Fatherhood
is just as qualified a claim to Parenthood as Motherhood.
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mann is sent to the Russian front,
leaving Maria to wander the train
station in anticipation of his return.
But when news of Hermann's death
is received, Maria takes the initiative to rebuild a new life from the
ruins of the war.
With the reluctant consent of her
mother, Maria becomes a barmaid
in an American night club. There
she meets a stout black American,
Mr. Bill, with whom she has an affair that lasts until Hermann's unexpected return. Finding Maria in the
arms of Mr. Bill, a struggle ensues,
Mr. Bill is killed and Maria rightly
accused. But the investigation is
cut short by Hermann's confession.
Although more attention has
been paid to the dominating role of
Maria than Hermann, both are
equally important as a manifestation of the post-war German
character. The cold, almost cynical
realism of Maria is not so much the
portrayal of an actual person as of
the embodiment of an idea of deter-
'minatidn. Hermann's imprisonment
for Maria's crime is likewise not in
spired by his love for her, but
represents a conscious suppression
of sensitivity allowing the drive, as
embodied in Maria, to respond to
the task of rebuilding Germany.
This point is forcibly made in the
final scene of the film when Maria
returns to her newly-acquired home
to find Hermann, whom she has
not seen since his release. Their
marriage ends with a twist that is
neither an "accident" nor "a dumb
mistake" but a gesture that signifies
the end of Germany's economic
struggle and the release of compassion.
Fassbinder's subtle handling of
the material may be confusing to
North American audiences accustomed to lingering panoramas
and cosmic intervention. It is for
this reason that a striking balance
between the performances of Han-
na Schgulla (Maria), Klaus Lavitsch
(Hermann) and Ivan Desny
(Oswald) and the detailed
cinematography is achieved.
The Marriage of Maria Braun is a
landmark film for Fassbinder.
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THE    UBYSSEY
Page Friday 13 AMS CONSTITUTIONAL
REFERENDUM
on the following
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
(Highlights Only - Full Text at Polling Stations)
BY-LAW 5:
Student's Council
(ii)
2.    MEMBERS
(in)
(a)    The
voting  members  of  Council
(iv)
shall be;
(i)
The
Executive of Council as
(V)
outlined in By-law 5(3) (a);
(ii)
the
student   representatives
lb)
of the Board of Governors as
(i)
defined   by   the   Universities
Act;
(iii)
the Council Senators elected
in   accordance  with   By-law
6(5) (a), and
(iv)
the
duly   elected   represen-
tatives of the following Con
stituencies,     provided    that
such    representatives    are
elected   in  accordance  with
the
;onstitution of their Con-
stituency:
(1)
Agriculture
(2)
Architecture
(3)
Arts
(4)
Commerce
(ii)
(5)
Dentistry
(6)
Education
(7)
Engineering
(iii)
(8)
Forestry
(9)
Graduate Studies
(10)
Home Economics
(11)
Law
(12)
Librarianship
(13)
Medicine
(c)
(14)
Nursing
(15)
Pharmacy
(16)
Physical Education/Rec
II)
(17)
Planning
(18)
Rehabilitation Medicine
(19)
Science
(20)
Social Work
and
all duly elected represen-
tatives of other degree gran
ting
faculties and schools of
the University.
(b) The non-voting members of Council shall be:
(i)      the Ombudsperson, and
(ii)     such other active members as
by Two-thirds (2/3)  Resolution of Council are appointed
as non-voting members.
(c) Each Constituency shall be entitled
to one representative on Council;
provided, however, that each Constituency with 1,500 or more active
members shall be entitled to one
additional representative for each
1,500 active members in the Constituency.
(h) A member of Council who is a
Constituency representative as
defined in By-Law 5(2) (a) (iv) shall
lose his membership in Council if
such member has missed five (5)
regularly scheduled Council
meetings during the School Year.
A Constituency representative
shall, for the purposes of this provision, be considered absent even
if he has appointed an alternate to
attend in his place.
3.    EXECUTIVE
(a)     EXECUTIVE OF COUNCIL
The Executive of Council shall be:
(i)     The President;
(iii)
(iv)
The Vice-President;
The Director of Finance;
The  Director of Administration; and
The Co-ordinator of External
Affairs.
ELECTION OF EXECUTIVE
The President, Vice-
President, Director of
Finance, Director of Administration and Co-ordinator
of External Affairs shall be
elected by and from the active members of the Society
in a general election which
shall be held during the
month of January in each
year, and in no case less than
fourteen (14) days prior to the
annual general meeting.
Regulations for the conduct
of general elections shall be
set out in the Code.
The Executive of Council
shall take office at the annual
general meeting.
If only one person is
nominated for an office, the
nominee must be ratified by a
majority vote in a general
election held in the form of a
"yes" or "no" ballot.
RECALL OF
EXECUTIVE MEMBERS
A member of the Executive of
Council may be removed
from office upon:
(Da resolution of Council
where such motion has passed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the votes cast, including abstentions and
blanks, PROVIDED that
notice of such motion has
been given at a Council
meeting held at least seven
(7) clear days prior to such
proposed recall, which notice
has been signed by twelve
(12) voting members of
Council;
(2) a referendum held in accordance with By-law 4; or
(3) a Special Resolution
passed at a special general
meeting held in accordance
with By-law 3.
Upon recall of an Executive
member, the Council shall
hold, within twenty-one (21)
days from the date of recall, a
by-election to fill the vacated
office.
Any active member, including the member so recalled, may be nominated to fill
the vacancy, and any
member declared duly
elected shall take office immediately.
Should an Executive member
be recalled and subsequently
re-elected to the same office,
that Executive member shall
not be subject to recall again
pursuant to By-law 5(3) (c) (i)
(1) during the same term of
office.
(v) During any vacancy in an office, Council shall appoint
from amongst its members, a
temporary replacement for
that position who shall be
assigned the regular duties
befalling the vacant office.
( d ) DUTIES OF EXECUTIVE
(i)    The President shall:
(1) chair or delegate the chair
at all Council meetings, provided however, Council may,
by Two-thirds (2/3) Resolution, determine the chair at
any time for any period of
time;
(2) prepare the agenda for
each Council meeting;
(3) sit as a non-voting
member of S.A.C, Senate
Caucus, and all other committees of the Society;
(4) ensure that the policies
and programs of Council are
properly implemented;
(5) by the official liason between the Society and the
General Manager;
(6) be responsible for the
public relations of the Society;
(7) have such other duties as
are outlined in the By-laws or
the code or assigned Dy
Council from time to time.
(ii)    The Vice-President shall:
(1) keep or cause to be kept
the records required pursuant
to By-law 18, including the
Constitution, By-laws, Code
and other related documents;
(2) keep or cause to be kept
and maintained the Minutes
of each Council meeting;
(3) keep or cause to be kept
and maintained copies of all
letters, written or received by
Council and its committees;
(4) receive all written submissions to made to Council;
(5) receive all applications for
membership in S.A.C. and
court, and for the position of
Ombudsperson;
(6) approve, or delegate
such approval as outlined in
the Code, of any expenditures in the budget of
Council;
(7) assist the President in the
duties of his office;
(8) have such other duties as
are outlined in the By-laws or
the Code or assigned by
Council from time to time.
(iv) The Director of Administration shall:
(1) be the Chair of S.A.C;
(2) be the liaison between
S.A.C. and Council;
(3) keep S.A.C. and Council
informed as to the use,
maintenance and condition
of the Student Union
Building;
(4) ensure that the policies
and programs of S.A.C. are
properly implemented;
VOTE
(5) have such other duties as
are outlined in the By-laws or
Code or assigned by Council
from time to time,
(v) The .Co-ordinator of External
Affairs shall:
(1) be a liason and encourage friendly relations
with other student organizations;
(2) keep Council informed of
Provincial and Federal
Government    educational
,  policy;
(3) be responsible for the
preparation, in consultation
with the Executive and other
persons set out in the Code,
and subject to the approval of
Council, of any briefs, discussions, or negotiations with
respect to higher education
prior to their submission to
either or both the Federal and
Provincial Governments;
(4) have such other duties as
are outlined in the By-laws or
the code' or assigned by
Council from time to time.
4.    MEETINGS
(a)     MEETINGS OF COUNCIL
(i) Council shall hold regularly
scheduled meetings at least
twice each month during the
School Year. The first
meeting of Council shall be
held within fourteen (14) days
after the annual general
meeting.
(ii) Special meetings of the
Council shall be called forthwith by the President:
(1) at his discretion; or
(2) upon a .Resolution of
Council; or
(3) upon a petition duly signed by ten (10) voting
members of Counccil
delivered to the Vice-
President.
(iii) The President shall ensure
that pursuant to the code
notice of special meetings of
council is given to ALL
members of Council.
( b ) VOTING
(i) Each voting member of
Council shall be entitled to
one vote at each Council
meeting.
(ii) A voting member of Council,
who is a Constituency
representative as defined in
By-law 5(2) (a) (iv), may appoint an alternate in his
place, which alternate shall
have the right to vote in the
voting member's place as if
he were the Council member;
PROVIDED THAT the alternate has delivered to the
Vice-President a written
notice authorizing the
substitution, signed by the
voting member appointing
the alternate, by the alternate
himself, and by a member of
the executive of the Consti
tuency  other than  the  proposed alternate.
(iii) Voting by proxy at any
meeting of Council or its
committees shall not be permitted, except as provided
for in By-law 5(4) (b) (ii).
(c)    QUORUM
A quorum at a Council meeting
shall be forty-five percent (45%) of
its voting members, but in no case
shall a quorum at a Council
meeting be less than twelve (12)
voting members.
BY-LAW 6: SENATE CAUCUS
1.      POWERS AND DUTIES
The powers and duties of Senate
caucus are:
(a) to deliberate upon, and adopt
any resolutions concerning any
matter arising from the business of
the Senate;
(b) to deliberate upon, and adopt
any resolutions concerning any
matter deemed by it to be of concern to the students of the University in accordance with the normal
scope and pervue of the Senate;
(c) to inform Council of all major
revisions in curricula at the University and to represent at Senate the
position of council regarding those
revisions;
(d) to assist the Constituencies in
promoting whatever academic
reform is advocated by those Constituencies;
(e) to have such additional powers
and duties as may be set out in the
Code.
2.    MEMBERS
(a) The voting members of
Senate caucus shall be the
student representatives of
the Senate as defined by the
Universities Act.
5.     SENATE REPRESENTATIVES ON COUNCIL
(a) Council Senators shall be:
(i) the    Chair    of    Senate
causus; and
(ii) oned) member of Senate
caucus elected by and from
the    voting    members   of
Senate   caucus   at   its   first
meeting.
(b) The representative elected in
accordance with By-law 6(5)
(a) (ii) may be removed and
replaced by another student
Senator by a Two-thirds
(2/3) Resolution of Senate
caucus.
(c) The duties of the Council
Senators are:
(i) to facilitate communication between Senate caucus
and Council; and
(ii) to have such other duties
as are assigned by Senate
caucus.
FRIDAY NOV. 30
10 am - 4 pm        LAW BUILDING
ADVANCE POLLS 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm        GAGE, VANIER, TOTEM
MONDAY DEC. 3
TUESDAY DEC. 4
WEDNESDAY DEC. 5
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THE    UBYSSEY
Friday, November 30, 1979 Winnipeg's Contemporary
Dancers will perform at the North
Vancouver Centennial Theatre
Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8
at 8:30 p.m. The company will perform The Snow Goose, a special
matinee for children, Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Centennial Theatre. Call 986-1315 for information and reservations.
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet will
be dancing that perennial Christmas
favorite. The Nutcracker, at the
Queen Elizabeth Theatre from
Tuesday, Dec. 4 through to Saturday, Dec. 8.
Michael Strutt is currently playing guitar at the Alfa Cafe at Alma
and Broadway. Strutt will perform
three sets of classical guitar between 10 and 12 p.m., Thursday
and Friday for an indefinite length
of time.
The Soft Rock Cafe is booked
solid with shows through December. Al Foreman and Valdy highlight the month. Foreman will be
playing ballads and blues on the piano Wednesday, Dec. 5 and Thursday, Dec. 6. Valdy with Claire Lawrence and Harris Van Berkel will be
playing two shows every evening
from Wednesday, Dec. 12 to Saturday, Dec. 15 at 8 and 10:30 p.m.
Reservations suggested for Valdy.
Call 734-2822.
The Literary Storefront is moving at the end of December and it's
your last chance to hear Ferron in
concert at the storefront at
#213-131 Water St., Gaslight
Square, on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8:30
p.m. Admission $1.50, except for
non-members, $2.50. Seating is
limited and doors open at 8. Ferron
will also be playing Sunday, Dec. 9
at the Soft Rock Cafe.
The Vancouver Co-operative
Radio is holding a dance/benefit
for itself on Saturday, Dec. 15 from
8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the Viking Inn, 828 East Hastings St. at
Hawks. Jim Byrnes and his band
will be playing classic blues songs
while Six Cylinder, a versatile Vancouver band, will play rock, jazz
and pop. Tickets $5 at Ernie's Hot
Wax, Black Swan and Quintessence.
The Motels will be appearing at
the   Commodore   Ballroom   to
celebrate the Commodore's 50th
anniversary on Monday, Dec. 3 at
8:30 p.m. Live Wire from England
will open the show.
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Live Belly Dancing on
Friday Sr Saturday Nights
LUNCH   11:30-3:00 Mon. - Sat.
DINNER   5:00- 1:00 Mon. - Sat.
5:00- 11:00 Sunday
W*w.I0th.Av«.
CALIFORNIA STYLE ftJw
MEXICAN COOKINGj£
2.90*. W. •**♦» AVE.    733-3713
An eating experience not to be under
estimated as one of the best mexican restaurants north of California.' Thais what
it is all about!
OPEN TUES. SUN
TAKE OUT ORDERS WELCOME!
LICENSED
NOW, A NEW
BURGER THAT'S
MORE BURGER
THAN
BUN
Introducing the new hamburger from the DAIRY QUEEN
BRAZIER store. In a new "six to a pound" size that really
gives you some meat for your money. Instead of a banquet of
bun.
You see, while other burger chains
get as many as ten hamburgers from a
pound of beef, we get only six. And
that gives you "more burger than
bun." A burger that's tender,
deliciously-cooked. Every time. The
new burger from DAIRY QUEEN
BRAZIER.
2601 W. Broadway
Dairy
Queen
brazier
Another  Lindy's
SPECIAL
FULL COURSE MEALS
From S3.95
BEEF STROGANOFF
SALMON CASSEROLE
POT ROAST OF BEEF
HALVE OF A ROAST DUCKLING
BREAKFAST SPECIAL
AND EGGS
HASH BROWNS, TOAST
COFFEE
I $1.95
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
3211 W. BROADWAY
738-2010
THE "SUPER" CURRY
IN TOWN
•ST
G*2
xuRRy Rouse
1754 WEST 4TH   732-5313
Open 5 P.M. Every Day
FULLY LICENSED
CHARGEX MASTLRCHARGE
AMEX DINNERS CLUB
WHITE TOWER PIZZA &
SPAGHETTI HOUSE LTD.
KITS - DUNBAR ■ PT. GREY
A variety of great dishes includ
ing   Moussaka.    Kafamar.
bouvlak/a, and Greek
sdlads.
Mon- Thurs 4 pm-2:30 am
fri ir Sat 4 pm-3:30 ami
Sunday   4   pm-12   pm
7389520
or 738 1113      |  DOWNTOWN
3611 West Broadway    ' 3A« «i«l°n
PARKING AT REAR 6BB-»»»1
Dmin) Lounge- Full Ficilitiei -
Take Out or Homt Delivery
Late delivery call 'n hour before closinc
ji:A=lnJgJrdr=lr=lnJi=lclgJi=l1=li=J.Jr=)r=J.=lr=Jr=l|=lr=J
SPECIALIZING IM
GREEK CUISINE
& PIZZA
FREE  FAST DELIVERY
228-9513
4510 V';. 10th Ave.
rf=lf=J^=I^HIr=Jr=Jr=Jr=Jr^ir=«^Jr^Jr=Jr^T=Jr=Jr=i^J^^I^S.
UBG Gaiwpas
f    Pizza
Steak & Pizza — Lasagna
Spare Ribs — Ravioli
Chicken — Greek Salads
Souvlaki
Fast Free Local Delivery
224-4218 - 224-0529
Hours Mon Thurs. 11:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Fn
11:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.; Sal 4:00 p.m 3 00 a.m.
Sun   4:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m
2136 Western Parkway
Salad Bar * Caesar Salad
Charbroiled Steaks * Seafood
Licensed Lounge
PIZZA
Free Delivery
Open Daily from 11 a.m.
SUNDAY from 4 p.m.
4450 W. 10th Ave.
224-3434 224-6336
floMatefact
RED LEAF
RESTAURANT
Luncheon Smorgasbord
Authentic Chinese Cuisine
228-9114
FREE DELIVERY
from 4:30 p.m.
10% Discount on all
cash pick-up orders
.^^   2142 Western Parkway
wBF  U.E.L. Vancouver. B.C.
HONG KONG
CHINESE FOOD
(Self Serve
Restaurant)
& 5732 -
>"■ UNIVERSITY BLVD.*""?
^T Eat In and Take Out i£
>f£ OPEN EVERY DAY ^,
j.     4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.   ?*>.
%  PHONE: 224-6121 Jh
This Week
RICHIE
WALKER
FRASER ARMS
1450 S.W. Marine Dr.
«••••••••••••••••••
RIBS STEAKS SEAFOODS RIBS STEAKS
1 st ANNIVERSARY
IN GASTOWN .. . LEO'S FOR 16 YEARS
NOVEMBER SPECIAL    I
SALMON
WHOLE SOLE
STEAK
DINNER
DINNER
DINNER
FOR TWO
FOR TWO
FOR TWO
9-95
9.95
13"
OPEN 11:30 AM - 1 PM SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
PLAN YOUR XMAS CELEBRATION NOW
170 WATER ST., GASTOWN      682-1235
Friday, November 30, 1979
THE    UBYSSEY
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Friday, November 30, 1979

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