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The Ubyssey Oct 23, 1987

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The trial of    »
page 5
Report urges
more money
for Registrar
By Deanne Fisher
A presidential task force on
the registrar's office has come up
with much needed changes to
improve services at UBC.
AMS director of administration Tim Bird, the only student
representative on the committee,
cited long line-ups, lack of telephone reception, the physical setup, lack of automation and low
staff morale as the major problems.
To cure these problems, the
task force has recommended increased funding which may require "skimming some funding off
larger budgets (of other departments) and funneling it into the
registrar's office," said Bird.
The task force has also recommended that the registrar and
admissions offices be moved to the
same floor and that the housing
office be transferred to the administration building.
Bird said the registrar's office
is suffering from "symptoms of a
fairly lame operation."
"It is frustrating and sometimes ludicrous having to deal
with the set-up we have now," said
The nine member committee
was formed last spring to review
the registrar's office and will submit its report in two weeks.
Alan McMillan, former associate registrar and now acting
registrar because of former registrar Ken Young's death last
spring, agrees that the office "is
not operating at an acceptable
McMillan said the main problem is "a shortage of staff to handle
the volume of enquiries."
The implementation of these
recommendations will be the
responsibility of the new registrar
to be hired by a selections committee after the new year.
The position will be posted across
North America and will pay "most
likely between $55,000 to $75,000
per year? said Bird.
McMillan, who will apply for
the position of registrar, said "any
recommendations that provide an
opportunity to give better service
to students and the community I
would definitely support."
Bird said he "think(s) the
individual we shouldbelookingfor
should have...the ability to turn
around an operation of this
magnitude...and do wonders with
limited resources."
Bird said he has "heard good
and bad" about McMillan but the
task force "has no input into who
gets hired."
McMillan said he feels he is
"qualified and should be given
serious consideration."
The functions of the registrar
are to oversee and administer
admissions, records, registration,
classroom bookings, exam time
tables, diplomas and graduation
and publications including the
calendar and registration guide
and to serve as secretary to the
The registrar is also in charge
of elections of the chancellor, senators and Board of Govenors.
Bird said he was impressed
with the committee members'
concern for students and said a
similar program of improvement
implemented at the University of
Alberta turned around "the entire
attitude of the university, faculty
and staff."
BILL BISSETT, CANADIAN rock and roll poet, spoke at Buchanan Wednesday
Selling Expo to highest
bidder may sink housing for poor
By Ross McLaren
The provincial government's
plan to sell the Expo site to the
highest bidder will likely shelve
plans to build low income housing
on the Expo site, according to a
community spokesperson.
Stephen Learey, of the Downtown Eastside Resident's'Associa-
tion, said it is unlikely a developer
will want to build a development
with 30 percent low income housing, the city of Vancouver's and
provincial government's original
intention for the Expo site.
"The odds are pretty slim so-
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rial housing will be built. There is
money talking and I can't see them
(a developer) wanting to build
social housing when the return is
so small? said DERA spokesperson, Stephen Learey.
But Vancouver Mayor Gordon
Cambell said non-market housing
is going ahead.
"It won't be quite 30 per cent,
but it will be the same per cent as
the North Park development
(around 20 per cent)," said
When asked about what developers will say, Campbell said,
"they don't have a choice?
Alderman Bruce Eriksen said
the city could use its zoning laws to
force a developer to provide low
income housing.
"The city sets the floor space
allowed" in a development, said
Erikson. "The city will give extra
floor space to gain other amenities; these amenities sometimes
include (low cost) housing."
But UBC's Community
and Regional Planning director
said that selling the most valuable
real estate in western Canada to
one company is a mistake.
Fines plus points mean
big drain on wallets
By R.D. Shore
British Columbia's motorists will be paying dearly for
their sins under new amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act.
Effective October 15, the
provincial government has enacted legislation that imposes
stiff monetary fines for certain
serious driving offences in addition to the existing system of
points and fines.
Offences affected by the
amendments are excessive
speeding (more than 40 kmh
over posted limit), driving without due care and attention, and
driving without due care for
other motorists.
All will carry a $100 fine as
well as fines arising from the accumulation of demerit points.
"These amendments were
introduced in recognition of
cident rate. We hope to bring
more pressure to bear on speeders and dangerous drivers?said
Jim Van, spokesman for the
Ministry of Transportation and
"It seems that points are
not an adequate deterrent for
some drivers," said Van.
"I don't know what deals the
government is going to make (with
a private developer)? said Brahm
Wiesman. "I don't know if the title
to the land will change hands or if
the province might retain certain
rights to determine what goes on
the land? Wiesman said.
But B.C. Enterprise Corporation vice-president Rod Cameron
said the government will sell the
title to the land.
"What kind of activity goes on
is a matter between the developer
and the city of Vancouver. Even if
we have a financial interest in
place the government won't be involved? said Cameron.
"The city has the responsibility and authority to decide what it
wants," he added.
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The Few
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Page 2
October 23,1987 ALIEN STUN RAY leaves ballroom dancers motionless as space grubs pilage SUB cafeteria
and pig out on Canadian-type food
Simon Fraser moves West
By R.D. Shore
The Simon Fraser University
campus will expand into the downtown core next fall thanks to a
substantial anonymous gift and
funding from the provincial government.
Provincial funding totalling
10 million dollars and a gift of 3.5
million dollars will cover ten years
of operating costs. SFU hopes to
raise an additional 10 million dollars through a national fundraising campaign.
Funding and resources at the
SFU Burnaby campus will be
completely unaffected by the expansion.
"One of the stipulations of
negotations for the new site was
that it be entirely self-sufficient?
said an SFU University Development spokesperson.
Many of the courses offered
will be geared to working graduates and professionals seeking
post-graduate and up-grading
courses in a part-time, conference,
or seminar format.
However, some departments
and parts of certain faculties are
being transferred to the city campus so full-time studies in business, liberal arts, publishing and a
variety of other subjects will be
"We hope to target the people
who live and work in the downtown area? said SFU news director Ken Mennell.
Business and trade in the
Pacific Rim will be the focus of the
new East-West Centre to be established at the downtown campus.
"The new centre will be
headed by Asian trade expert Dr.
Jain Walls, vice president of the
Asia Pacific Foundation, and will
emphasize Asian business philosophies and cultural education
for Vancouver businessmen? said
It is estimated the new campus will accomodate 20,000 student enrollees in full operation
including those in short conferences and seminars.
Enrollment at UBC is not
likely to be affected by the new
campus, said UBC president Dr.
David Strangeway, as demand for
courses forces UBC to turn away
fifty per cent of its applicants. SFU
will be fulfilling part of a huge
demand for accessible education.
The new campus will open
September 1988 in the offices
presently occupied by Sears Canada in the Harbour Centre Mall.
The SFU offices and-^3eminar
rooms on Howe street will close in
favor of the new location,
Watchdog fights
for freedom
of prisoners
By Greg Davis and Hedy Rubin
Soh Sung and Soh Joon-shik
were once Korean students at
Seoul National University. They
have been under detention for the
last 16 years for espionage charges
that were never proven. Soh Sung
was beaten, tortured, and forced to
sign a confession after a failed
suicide attempt. Soh Joon-shik
has been held without trial since
his arrest in 1971.
And in Somalia, Yusuf
Osman Samantar, a fifty-five year
old lawyer, has been imprisoned
for 18 years without being
charged. He is chronically ill and
is not allowed to see his family.
All over the world, people
have been taken from their homes
and jailed without trial or legitimate defence. In prison they are
subject to severe living conditions
and poor medical treatment.
Amnesty International is a nonpartisan organization devoted to
the elimination of torture and
executions, unfair trials, and imprisonment for personal beliefs.
Amnesty investigates cases in
all types of countries, whether
their human rights violations are
numerous or few. No nation is
without blemishes, and even Canada is open to some criticism.
Gus Bell, chair of Amnesty International at UBC, expressed
concern over the Canadian government refugee policy. "The policy inhibits refugees from obtaining political asylum when urgently needed. However, the
Canadian government's reaction
to our organization is not bad.
They've signed the United Nations
declaration to abolish torture, and
they're  very  good  with  human
Amnesty International UBC is
part of a global network which has
over 500, 000 volunteer members
based in over 160 countries. The
main headquarters are located in
London, where the organization
The UBC branch organizes
two sessions a week where members and other concerned people
can jointly sign petitions and write
letters of support for certain prisoners. Each group adopts a prisoner for a year.
Letters are sent to the government responsible for the internment, as well as the prisoner and
family members. The letters show
the prisoner that he/she is not
"Amnesty International is a
watchdog organization? says Kier
Simons, an active member. "We
work through embarassment, and
governments are always concerned about world opinion. Prisoners being tortured have also
gained strength to hold on after
receiving our letters of support?
Through the letter campaigns, Amnesty helps create international publicity which can
lead to a prisoner's release.
During Amnesty International week (October 19 - 23), the
tJBC branch set up a table in the
S.U.B. Concourse in order to solic-
ite new memberships and increase
awareness of the organization.
At this time, all the organizations world wide have been concentrating on freeing people who
have been jailed for over ten years,
including Sung, Joon-shik, and
Amnesty International
wants Peltier returned
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL BOOTH in SUB foyer promoting   the freedom of prisoners of
International considers him a political prisoner. The FBI says he is
a threat to national security.
His name is Leonard Peltier
and he is a Lakota Indian serving
two consecutive life sentences in
Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary in Kansas.
Peltier, a leading member of
the American Indian Movement,
was convicted in 1977 for the
murder of two FBI agents during a
gunfight at Pine Ridge Indian
Reservation two years earlier.
The US Administration has
since admitted that evidence in his
trial had been falsified, but Peltier
has not been granted a retrial and
no serious inquiry into FBI wrongdoing has been taken. Significantly, some of this false evidence
was also used to secure Peltier's
extradition from Canada, where
he fled after the Pine Ridge inci
Peltier's plight has not gone
unnoticed. Sixty   Members
of Parliament, fifty-five United
States Congressmen, four Nobel
Prize winners, Archbishop
Desmond Tutu, the Archbishop of
Canterbury and nearly twenty
million others have asked that he
get a new trial.
In December last year, he was
awarded the International Human Rights Prize by the Human
Rights Commission of Spain. In
April, Jim Fulton (MP Skeena)
tabled a Private Member's Bill to
revoke the extradition and bring
Peltier back to Canada. It has yet
to come to a vote.
In an effort to support the Bill,
the International Indigenous
Peoples' Solidarity Tour is crossing Canada, speaking on the situation of South African and Native
American political prisoners.
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October 23,1987
Page 3 The
Council briefs
FranK Knew the slightest noise
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Province of British Columbia
(Public Inquiries Act, R.S.B.C. 1960, Chapter 315)
Barry M. Sullivan, Q.C.
has been appointed as Commissioner with a general mandate to review education in the
province of British Columbia, kindergarten to grade 12.
Public hearings will be held at:
Vancouver, Monday November 9 - 7 p.m.
St. Patrick's School, 115 E. 11th Avenue
Vancouver, Tuesday November 10 - 7 p.m.
Lord Byng School, 3939 West 16th Avenue
Vancouver, Thursday November 12 - 7 p.m.
Vancouver Technical School, 2600 East Broadway
Vancouver, Monday November 16 - 7 p.m.
John Oliver Secondary School, 530 E. 41st Avenue
The Commissioner will receive written briefs and verbal submissions from individuals and
All representations to the Commission must be made either at a hearing, or by a written brief, or
by letter, addressed to the Secretary.
Telephone (24 Hours)
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The Student Senate Caucus
was "mystified" by the AMS Selection Committee's decision to pass
over ex-senate member Gary
Mark in favour of a new faces for
the vacant senator at large position, according to a letter submitted to Council Wednesday.
"The position of Senator is a
difficult one to fully take control of
in one term and by appointing a
new member over an experienced
ex-member appears to the caucus
to ignore the idea of continuity?
read the letter.
The vacant senator at large
positions were filled by Derek
Pettingale and Tony Fogarassy.
Slashing of Section 80 may silence
Students stand to lose their
voting rights if the section allowing voting day registration is
removed from the Provincial Voting Code, a Point Grey MLA told
student council members Wednesday evening.
"Do everything you can to let
it be known that this is an action
that affects student voters'
rights? said NDP MLA Darlene
Marzari criticized Bill 28 for
removing Section 80, which allows
voters to register on election day.
Instead, the government plans to
extend the registration time from
10 days to 16 days.
Extension refused for forgetful
The AMS has decided to not
extend the deadline for students
who forgot to pick up unsold books
from the AMS used bookstore.
Posters and the forms students signed should have been
enough of a reminder to retrieve
books, said council members.
The extension of the deadline
would have cost the AMS between
fifty and one hundred dollars in
staff wages.
Prairie-bound president criticizes
Although the B. C. forum on
post secondary education accomplished nothing, the national forum may be a good place to bring
up UBC's concerns, said AMS
President Rebecca Nevraumont at
Wednesday's council meeting.
As one of only five students
invited from B. C. to attend the
national forum, Nevraumont said
she wants to get the federal government to ensure transfer payments for education are earmarked so they cannot be spent in
other areas.
Nevraumont said she also
wants to see a better remission
program for student loans, especially in B. C, where the student
debt load tends to be so high.
Nevraumont left for Saskatchewan yesterday.
Senate caucus seeks council backing
Student senate caucus members are planning to challenge the
five student senator-at-large positions said caucus member Michael
Fahy on Wednesday.
The at-large positions "have
no direct responsibility to anybody? said Fahy, "they are redundant."
Fahy said the at-large positions could become faculty senate
positions, which would require
them to report to their respective
Although the senate caucus
did not require AMS approval,
said Fahy, it sought backing for
the motion to improve its argument to senate. Council refused to
endorse the motion because it was
brought up at the last minute
without enough background information.
"It's a faaaaan-
tastic chance to
come out and meet
some tax accountants,"
- Simon Seshadri
on the Certified
General Accountants party next
October 23,1987 A1
beautiful and strangely
.ascetic stage setting. A
performer looking through a
telescope at a magical piece
of the starry heavens. An
apple and a white feather,
tied together, repeatedly
dropped onto the stage floor.
The symphonic layering of human voices
and recorded sounds accopanied by the
rhythmic tapping of typewriter keys. Men
and women taken from their place, their
faces blotted out with pieces of cloth and
their bodies bound to a wall.
These are the images and echoes
which linger in one's mind after attending
"Trial of Galileo, Is It Science or Art?";
Tom Graffs performance experiment,
which is part of the Artropolis show at the
Firehall Theatre.
Trial of Galileo, Is it Science or Art?
by Tom Graff
October 18,1987. Firehall Theatre
(Artropolis show)
An experiment
in creativity
brlan lynch photo
The show explores the nature of science
and art and their relation to our lives.
The seven participants, along with Graff,
perform a collage of spoken words, songs,
and ritualistic movements, which are
interwoven with recorded sounds and
slide projections.
Graff, a Vancouver performance
artist, has created a non-narrative and
enigmatic piece which recalls the mood
and form of Robert Wilson and Philip
Glass' opera, "Einstein on the Beach".
At the end of the performance, the
elderly lady to my right asked me if I
understood what we had just seen. My
initial reply was to recite the quote from
Galileo voiced repeatedly in the performance, "We can never be sure of the world
as such but only of the impingement of
physical forces on the sensory receptors?
The whole performance was a physical
realization of this thought.
Graff imparts Jto the audience the
sense of uncertainty and the quest for
meaning which artists and scientists alike
feel towards their work.
Graff asks in the program: Is life
today science or art? Is my art important
to life? Is life important to my
art? His show explores these
questions in oblique ways.
The apple and feather are
dropped together. This experiment in gravity, performed
repeatedly, begins to take on
the sense of a ritual and the
very movements involved gain
an aesthetic quality. It was
once said that science taken to
' its purest form becomes art.
*Trial" shows that science and
art are two forms of one
creative effort. Images
The audience's senses are overwhelmed with sights and sounds, pieces of
information. We struggle to connect and
find meaning in the movements, images
and words which confront us. The amateur performers, with their rigid and
formal movements, seem to represent
people in the process of a similar search.
that linger
At times, one
wonders whether
this rigid effect
was intended, or
was due to the
performers being
less than completely comfortable with their
work. At times
the performance
gets a bit choppy
and loses the
audience's focus.
"Trial" walks on
the edge of
innovation, just
barely escaping
being clever for
its own sake.
this performance
is interesting and
While some may find "Trial of Galileo" too j
esoteric, it is a fascinating example of how (
the conventions of theatre and music may
be challenged and enlarged. After its
Vancouver performances, Graff will take
"Trial of Galileo" on tour to Australia and I
By Kathy Chung
A vigourous
Robert McDuffie strided on
stage at the Vancouver Playhouse on Sunday, raised his
violin without preamble, and cut
a swathe of rich tone through the
auditorium. He played with an
edgy intensity that kept the audience baited through a demanding and lengthy performance.
On stage, he proved the perfect product of the Julliard
School: an utterly economical
bow stroke, a round, fluid
vibrato, excellent intonation,
and, except for extravagant
facial grimaces, hardly
an extraneous
movement to distract the eye. He
maintained focus through an
exacting selection, emotionally
demanding for both him and his
He began with Tartini's
famous "Devil's Trill" (the G
Minor Sonata), a spectacular,
firey piece that showed off his
tight control and clean intonation. Prokofiev's Sonata in D
Major followed, seeming deceptively close to total abandon.
McDuffie caught the edge of an
emotional wave here, taken up
into one of the composer's most
sensual and mysterious works.
He managed it without languor
or overindulgence, able to fall
suddenly from passion to simple
pianos. He could, however, have
fallen back more. It was exciting, edge-of-your-seat playing,
but almost to a fault. The
pianist, Patricia Michaelian, was
technically proficient but at
times a little too vigorous,
especially in some of the distant,
mysterious passages of Prokof-
Vancouver Recital Society
Robert McDuffie
After the intermission,
McDuffie played three shorter
modern pieces by Bartok,
Dvorak, and Ravel. The Bartok
Rhapsody No. 2, with its wild
climbing harmonies, percussive
rhythms, and flaming blue
dischordancies, had an
elemental, almost primitive
texture, well-suited to McDuffie's
acrobatic energy. The Dvorak
(Romance, Opus II) contrasted, a
truly romantic, lyric piece with
exquisite peaceful passages, and
an especially lovely opening by
the piano. And finally, Ravel's
virtuoso showpiece, the Tzigane.
It was a technically challenging program, high on
emotion and high on intensity.
But McDuffie had the temperament to pull it off. There was not '
a dull moment in the almost two
hours of his performance.
In his two lighthearted
encores, he allowed to surface,
almost with relief, an unexpected
simplicity and humour. This was j
perhaps as necessary for him, at  ;
that point, as it was for his tired
but exhilarated audience.
By Anya Waite |
October 23,1987
Page 5 Actors? Characters? Actors playing actors
playing characters? Who knows, in 'Six
Characters in Search of an Author'?
Studio 58's Pirandello:
updated but unbalanced
T| he production of Six Characters
in Search of an Author at Studio 58
succeeds by being immediate, fun and
interesting, but it is also intellectually
irresponsible to the original text, and
ends up undercutting itself and almost
negating everything Pirandello had to
Six Characters in Search of an Author
by Luigi Pirandello
Studio 58
October 15 - November 1
The play, written in 1921 by Luigi Pirandello, is about a cast and crew rehearsing a play. Their rehearsal is interrupted
by the intrusion of six Characters who are
in search of someone to let them tell the
story they carry within. The ensuing attempts by the actors and characters to
understand each other lead to an exploration of whether our concept of reality is no
more than illusion. This is complicated,
and it is up to the director to make the
play accessible, relevant and interesting.
Director Campbell Smith approaches
the text with an obvious understanding of
Priandello's ideas, and in his attempt to
make his production contemporary,
through workshops with his cast, has rewritten the show. He has added an
additional dimension to the original
concept. As well as the Actors and
Characters, Smith introduces a second
director who oversees the entire rehearsal
which, it turns out, is the production of
Six Characters in Search of an Author.
As the second director interrupts the
performance to correct a line reading or a
piece of blocking, we are constantly made
aware that we are watching a play in
rehearsal. The problem is that with each
intrusion, the two original sets of characters created by Pirandello become a single
set: they are all actors. This is especially
disconcerting when the characters are
interrupted and become actors. The
mystery of who these characters are and
whether they are real is no longer of
interest. They are actors playing roles.
The production delivers some strong
performances from its young, student
cast, all of whom approach their roles,
some quite difficult, with enthusiasm. The
characters especially, not allowed the
sight gags and one-liners written for the
rest of the cast, perform with intelligence.
They keep the enigmatic quality with
which Pirandello created them.
The performances of the crew
members in the actors' world raise this
show above the level of a failed experiment. Especially strong are Tish Heaven
as Ruth, the Stage Manager, and Francis
Boyle as Ralph, the Assistant Stage
Manager. They have the enviable job of
creating for the audience the illusion that
they are invisible observers at a play
rehearsal. They pull this off with aplomb
and carry the audience into their world
with seemingly little effort.
Also of high calibre is Deborah
Williams as Candice Warner - Rush, the
director who is a part of the company.
With one of the few roles retaining a large
amount of Pirandello's original material,
she is able to deal with the larger issues of
the play with an earnest curiousisty and
casualness that does not become preachy
or contrived. Her verbal sparrings with
The Father form the intellectual core of
this show, and at the climax, when the
Fattier demands of her: "Who are you?"
she is able to communicate to the audience the crucial understanding of the
illusionary nature of our own reality.
At the play's conclusion, Campbell
Smith's directorial decision becomes it's
own greatest enemy. How do you leave
an   audience wondering if what they have
witnessed is real or illusionary ifyou have
already told them that there are no
illusionary characters? While trying with
al) its heart to be exciting and interesting,
the ending is flat and confusing.
It is one thing to update a piece of
theatre. It is quite another to alter the
author's delicately balanced original.
There is always the possibility that the
structure will collapse.
By Robert Groberman
PHOTOS FROM AFRAPIX show, left, and by
Bruce Paton, right
Good news and bad news
at campus photo shows
Black and white, these are     j In fact, the thirty-five
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Black and white, these are
the colours of South Africa
which stare into our media
sensitized faces every day.
Yet Taking Sides in South
Africa, a new photography
exhibit at the Fine Arts Gallery,
is not just another grab at the
sensationalist gore of the press.
In fact, the thirty-five
photographs may even seem dull
at first glance; there are no
pictures of people with burning
tires around their necks, no
gaping wounds, there isn't even
any blood.
The people who like mega-
splatter horror films and enjoy
slowing down to see blood
stained bodies in highway
accidents will find little of
interest here.
What we see for the first
time in this exhibit are the faces
of the victims, not their wounds.
AFRAPIX, the South African
photographers co-operative
which compiled this photographic documentary, focused
their cameras at people, and not
One picture shows a white
policeman aiming a rifle at an
unarmed black woman, another
shows a clean shaven white
South African soldier whose
Aryan looks bear a haunting
resemblance to the homogeneous
puppets of Nazi propaganda.
In April of 1986 Bishop Desmond
Tutu asked "what sort of society
is this where it is a part of the
scenery that three people die
every day?" Taking Sides in
South Africa explores this
question, and does its best to
show what this kind of society is:
repressive, inhuman, and
destined for change.
But best of all, the sensitive
eyes of the AFRAPIX photographers communicated this
important message in an
effective and artistic manner.
All in all, not a bad way to take a
break from studying, and still
learn something.
Such, unfortunately, was not
the case with Bruce Paton's
Another Battle Begun, a documentation of the collective cooperative movement in Zimbabwe.
Paton shows us the many
smiling faces of a country which
has managed to rebuild itself
through joint effort. Bravo... but
What makes this exhibit
boring is not the subject matter,
which is enough to keep all three
US networks going through
sweep week, but the actual
photographs themselves.
Taking Sides in South Africa
and Bruce Paton's Another
Battle Begun in the Asian
Centre Gallery
Although the photographs
are well executed, Paton is no
Ansel Adams or Cartier Bresson.
The photographs are innocuous
unless you are already interested
in Zimbabwe's social evolution.
I didn't know how to take
this exhibit; was it crunchy
wheat photographic document, or!
nicely sweet art exhibit. In
either scenario, Paton's photos
don't push the viewer farther
into Zimbabwe than a Unicef
Christmas card.
By Katherine Monk
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October 23, 1987 Dewey
Quartet makes
complex jazz and
blues look oh-so-
easy andt sound
The art of a great musical
performance is to conceal
the art. On Monday night, at
the Vancouver East Cultural
Center, the Dewey Redman
Quartet did just that by
making top quality jazz and
blue^^|k easy and sound so
itimate atmosphere
at the Center was a perfect
venue fo^ Redman's contemporary jaz^y«6und. A sold out
audien<^,of two hundred and
fifty, made-up of mostly hardcore jazz enthusiasts, responded enthusiastically to
the quartet's coolness and virtuosity.
Redman, with or without his horn,
scatted and strutted his stuff, keeping the
audience well under control, especially
during the Charlie Parl&rs' deep Texas
blues tunes. i -A
Dewey Redm
Monday Oct'
tural Center
>, 1987; 8 p.m.
The concert's repertoire was built on
contrast. The quartet juxtaposed avant-
garde works, traditional jazz and blues
pieces so that the demands on the
audience's listening skills was varied.
Redman performed mostly on tenor ^^»
sax with the exception of an IsXaLxmc^^^A
influenced piece in which he plas'i^^*^***j:
shehnai-a double reed instrumefclftriat      |
looks like an obo«. |
His improvisatrons were b^ilt on
power and poise with control ojtar
ics, articulation, and me.
evidence of influences i
trane and Ornette Col-
heard but his own mindl
Redman was assisted by drummer
Eddie Moore, pianist Rod Williams, and
bassist Andre St. James; all are masters
in their ow®^s||-
Moorefglllji size and his relaxed
posture bera_f-P-|ie kit was a visually
entrancing sight?. He performed as
though there w$s no percussive challenge
left for him to q&efcome. At one point, he
gave his high hat-^T workout that would
make Joe Fraser shudder with jealousy.
Young William's piano stylings were
very subtle. When expected to carry his
load he did; with confidence, technical
ability, and personality. His conviction to
this kind of music was clearly evidejjt.
St. James contributed rock solM*-,
acoustic bass with improvisations tKfct
were more structured and contained
repeated musical ideas. |
The concert did contai||H||bg brief
moments when the enseml||||||ln't
together psychologically aslPirnit but for
the most part they did play off of each
other's ideas and the result was nothing
short of spine-chilling.
The show was sponsored by the
Coastal Jazz and Blues Society. Their
next project is the New Orchestra Workshop - a series of performances by local
musicians at the Centre Cultural Columbian on Wednesday nights, October 28 -
November 28. _   „      _
By Rolf Boon
Akimayafs back
...and the sun shines on the VSO
The sun was out; the storm clouds
were temporarily banished.
Kazuyoshi Akiyama was back, and better
than ever.
The former music director of the VSO
was a sight for sore eyes as he led the
orchestra through an unusual program
which included two works by French
Canadian composers and Karl
Goldmark's Rustic Wedding Symphony.
Pierre Mercure's Triptyque (1959)
provided the most fascinating experience
of the evening. There was something
strangely unsettling about this mood
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Angela Dubeau
Oct. 17 & 19 	
piece, which reflected the composer's
interest in music as "process rather than
Akiyama's sweeping gestures drew
an eerie warmth from the strings which
made this work very effective indeed.
Respect for both conductor and composer
was markedly evident here.
Francois Dompierre's Violin Concerto
entertained, but ultimately lacked the
integrity needed to make it memorable.
Canadian violinist Angele Dubeau,
lurking somewhere between the folds of
her voluminous multi-coloured gown, met
the technical demands of this pop-influ
enced work with apparent ease, and also
displayed a nice feel for its syncopated
rythms. The soupy romantic sections,
which recalled Dompierre's film music
(notably The Decline of the American
Empire), gave Dubeau ample opportunity
to show off" the gorgeous sound of her 250
year-old Stradivarius. However, this concerto failed to involve the audience despite Dubeau's able fiddling.
Karl Goldmark's Rustic Wedding
Symphony was irresistably charming; in
fact, it was downright titillating.
Goldmark seems to suggest that even if
weddings are rather weighty affairs, we
still ought to have fun.
This work could easily have
sounded dreadful had it been played
merely to please the audience; instead, a
spirit of ebullience flowed from the stage
and pervaded the hall.       The scurrying
finale was particularly attractive: with
the formalities out of the way, things were
I getting lively in the bridal chamber. In
j fact, this movement contained no less
than two climaxes, with some sweet reflection on the wonders of nature in
Although it would have been very
easy to praise the contemporary works
and do some serious whining about this
lengthy symphony - calling it boring, irrelevant to our time, and corny - it was far
too likable for that.
By Martin Dawes
Hope & Glory
tells glorious
wartime tale
With Hope and Glory, writer-director John Boorman is unrepentant: the Blitz was a gas. It's not an
uncommon sentiment amongst London-
; ers, many of whom remember WW II as a
time of high-spirited co-operation unseen
j before or since. The notion has probably
■ never found such clear expression as in
; this film.
Based on Boorman's own childhood
experience of the Blitz, the film is hilarious about wartime without trivializing it.
Hope and Glory opens into the perfectly
|  mundane middle-class life of the Rohans.
Over the ever-present radio comes the
declaration of war. Poof. Chaos. The
family's on its ear. Dad, with that boyish
patriotism of days gone by, zealously
signs up for action. Mom (Sarah Miles)
feels resentful at first, but soon finds that
she likes having the bed to herself: the
war reveals suppressed urges in everyone.
Hormones run wild and inhibitions go
out the window as the bombing gets
underway. In one surreal scene, eight
yearold Bill (Sebastian Rice Edwards)
hears a faint moaning rise from the wreck
of a bombed-out hoouse. Concerned, he
halts- then hurries on confused as another
more insistent moaning joins in.
The Germans rain down gifts on the
children. Exciting bits of shapnel litter
the street, and the looting is plentiful.
One fine day Bill arrives for classes to
find the schdol blown up. The child's perspective is crucial to the film; we experience the Blitz without judging or moralizing.
Unfortunately, this same view makes
for a certain awkwardness, since Boorman must insinuate the kids into all adult
scenes- behind the keyhole or at the top
oof the stairs. We have Bill apparently
processing some pretty murky stuff, and
saying the scarcely credible. It's a weakness, however, which doesn't overshadow
this refreshing flick.
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Walking in
Elvis' footsteps
Sumner has lost his sting
What hath Sting wrought? The recently released Nothing
Like The Sun features Branford Marsalis on saxophone,
and Andy Summers, Eric Clapton, and Mark Knopfler on guitars.
Sounds great, right?
Wrong. This album puts The Fear into me. We all remember
Elvis Presley in his last decade — a fat, but lovable, old bastard who
had been. Had Been. A critical phrase. One to Fear.
Sting is not fat yet, but he is getting old. Not that that's an
excuse, mind you. Jerry Garcia, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, David
Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Pete Townshend ... the list is growing, but
these Aged Ones haven't lost their edge. It could even be said that
they're getting better.
With Nothing Like The Sun, Sting shows that he's lost his
edge and is teetering on the brink of becoming a fat old has-been like
Elvis. Record One (Side one of the cassette) of the double album re-
~    lease is pathetic. A temporary
K__VLE,W: lapse of intelligence on Sting's
^*ny behalf might explain away the
-T1*V».      T .,     _,,     _ stupidity of a song like "History
?S t»e      f T      S™ Will Teach Us Nothing", but to
A&M Records Inc., 1987          get Mark Knopfler and Eric
Clapton to play on a piece like "They Dance Alone (Gueca Solo)",
composed as it is, is incomprehensible.
When one invites guitar maestros like Knopfler and Clapton to
play on one's album, one ought to at least have a reason for it. "They
Dance Alone", the track on which they allegedly appear, is annoy-
ingly devoid of lead guitar.  I say "allegedly" because they are not to
be heard. I say "annoyingly" because guitar work, the likes of which
Knopfler and Clapton are capable of, is exactly what is missing —
Missing! — from the piece. Did they forget to mix it in, or is this an
elaborate joke?
Record Two (Side two on the cassette) is a little better.
"Straight to the Heart" is mildly reminiscent of old Police material.
"Rock Steady" sounds like  —
Be careful. Sting,
you're getting fat.
It starts in the brain
and then works its
way on down to your
belly. I can see it
now...Roly poly Sting.
something Paul Simon might do.
"Little Wing", the old Jimi
Hendrix classic, is well performed, and features some
tantalizing guitar work by Hiram
Bullock. The rest of the material
isn't worth mentioning, despite
Branford Marsalis' moody and
sweet sax playing.
Is this the man who wrote
"Message in a Bottle", "Roxanne",
and "Shadows in the Rain"? Is this the man who gave us The
Dream Of The Blue Turtles? Evidently not.
I guess I should have been warned by the album jacket. Sting
sports the "carefully unshaven" look popularized by Don Johnson •
and George Michael. And then there's,Sting's inane commentary on
the songs on the album: Excerpt: "Why does tradition locate our
emotional centre at the heart and no$ isomewhere in the brain? Why
is the most common image in popular music the broken heart? I
don't know."
"/ don't know."?? Is this supposed to tell us something, Sting?
Be careful, Sting, you're getting fat. It starts in the brain and then
works its way on down to your belly. I can see it now... Roly poly
Sting — sitting in a rocking chair, telling your children's friends
about how you used to be a rock star.
This self indulgent elevator music is not becoming of you. What
next? A duet with Michael Jackson? Be original — Be Sting —, or
get a job, Gordon Sumner.
By Chris Wiesinger
Page 8
October 23,1987 MONTREAL DANSE PERFORM Train
Montreal Danse dazzles
Contemporary dance is often
placed in the same category as
most modern visual art; it is regarded as a frivolous fad devoid
of any recognizable meaning or
substance. In fact, the question
is often raised as to whether or
not it is actually dance at all.
Montreal Danse, recently
born on the cutting edge of the
contemporary dance scene, offers
Montreal Danse
Vancouver Cultural Centre
October 21 -24,1987
a fascinating blend of dance and
theatre, featuring works by artistic director Paul-Andre Fortier,
as well as other rising young choreographers.
The two Fortier works, Tell
and Soap Opera, were the most
audacious and entertaining of
the evening. Tell, a work for four
men, four apples and a table, set
to the ominous piano music of
Franz Liszt, had the audience in
stitches. Four men, apples in
mouthes, ran about threatening
one another, with the table
providing a sort of life-boat in
the middle of this hellish
battleground. The apples, which
seemed to represent the life-
blood of the characters, were
slowly chewed up, spewed about,
and destroyed as the four men
leapt wildly off the table and
crashed into each other. The
wonderful sense of abandon testified to the quality of the
dancers' preparation.
Soap Opera, featuring a
startling set of costumes by
Denis Lavoie, was a mini-drama
acted out in movement accompanied by appropriate vocal noises.
Simply put, husband becomes a
cuckold and kills his adulterous
wife, with all of their friends
close by, oohing and aahing at all
the sex and mayhem. The
singing worked marvelously —
since in soap opera it is the tone
of voice that matters, rather
than the actual words.
The moaning culminated in
the entire ensemble copulating
on the floor, while the dead wife
appeared as an angel, suspended
behind a screen, still wailing.
This is undoubtedly the
wildest and weirdest event in
town at the moment.
By Martin Dawes
Bardo: a breath
of fresh air
Bardo, a San Francisco
based jazz-rock band,
are presently touring
Vancouver and Vancouver Island
after their EP release this year. I
had the privilege of seeing them
at the Arts Club on Oct. 17th and
what bards they are!
The band touches on almost
every style of music, most
notably jazz, folk,
country and plain old yelling.
Their attitude is lively and
humorous, and, impressively,
their musical abilities are not
sacrificed for it.
Nursery Rhyme, a song on their
EP, is particularly funny. There
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Friday, Oct. 17
are frequentchanges in speed including lots of stopping, starting
and good long hollers and yells.
At slow points, the rythm is
almost Eugene Chadbournish,
while the fast parts have more of
a speed-rock-reggae sound.
F. Dzeikan, a screaming
hippy who wails loudly on
trumpet while dancing in the
audience, is the main vocalist on
the EP, although others sing in
Dave Mihaly, the cramped
and smirk-faced drummer, sang
only one song, but yeehaaa! Can
he ever sing that country music!
His odd rhythms are impressive
in contrast to those of many
others who tend to play the same
rhythms all night, and are an
integral part of the band's style.'
Annelise Zamula, a quiet,
fi rainbow clad woman,
plays flute,
sings lead vocals, and
trades various saxophones with Fritz
Hansen. The
saxophones are the
base of the band,
and the way they
often squeal com
pares with the
And who
could forget Aldo
Perez, the wacko
guitarist who jumps
around with a
sinister smile that
rivals that of the
grim reaper him self?
The band is backed by the
70's and almost discoish style
bass player Eric Von Ribby, who
can be described only as groovy.
The members all take turns
at solos, and between cuts,
Dzeikan yells about strange
philosophy, such as: "ever get the
feeling when you were born that
you did it all before...and died?"
Well, not really. But they sure
are a breath of fresh air from
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By Barry Davis
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Contest reinforces
media hype
The AMS is sponsoring a beauty contest for men.
The exploitation of men symbolized by our 'heroic'
Most Eligible Bachelor Contest should not be seen
as a clever but innocent twist on an old theme.
These attitudes are as damaging to men as they
have been historically for women.
It is appalling to imagine so many women identify
their femininity with the Revlon lipstick charts in
the corner drugstore. It is equally distressing to
imagine men equating a suntan or broad shoulders
with their masculinity. Yet these are the myths
that continue to plague our society, rob us of our
dignity and deny us the possibility of any sexual
Beauty contests have no place on a university
campus. Women in our society, enslaved by ludicrous beauty standards that they are conditioned
to accept and take seriously, are forced daily to
compete for male approval. Men are the victims of
equally unacceptable and virtually unattainable
media-hyped standards that are just as offensive as
those imposed on women.
Beauty contests,whether for women or men,are
extreme and degrading manifestations of this
subjugation,and should concern all students who
oppose sexual stereotyping.
For the past seven years, the Most Eligible
Bachelor on Campus contest has reigned as one of
UBC's most blatant contributions to sexism. No
need to elaborate on what goes on at one of these
pathetic affairs but keep in mind that the event is
not as harmless and frivolous as it may seem.
The event reinforces the Madison Avenue mentality of what a person should look like, ignores
who a person really is and denies the inner differences that are found in all people.
The future of this year's Ladies Night is in
doubt because no contestants have yet signed up.
Let us reaffirm our opposition to stereotyping by
not supporting this or any like event on campus.
Keep the caf
Why can't we have Canada Year in the Subway Cafeteria?
Has the Subway ever looked so aesthetically
pleasing? With flags, flowers, fritters and friends,
the aura of Canadiana surrounds you.
Don't forget to pick up your Northwest Territories bumper stickers, your Think Canadian" book
mark and garbage bag, your Saskatchewan post
card and a sense of your heritage.
And enter the contest for a free trip to
Canada's exotic vacation destination - Toronto.
Tragically, Canada Week comes to an end
today. If you love your country, maintain the
spirit of the Subway staffers. At the Subway
Cafeteria, Canada has a culture. And it's not
And remember to smile back at the staff; they
keep that tradition for the rest of the year.
OCTOBER 23,1987
The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays & Fridays throughout the
academic year by the Alma Mater society of the University of
British Columbia. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not
necessarily those of the university administration, or of the sponsor. The Ubyssey isa member of Canadian University Press. The
editorial office is Rm. 24ik of the Student Union Building. Editorial Department, phone 228-2301/228-2305; advertising, 228-
Neil Lucente bumbled into the room, boasting of his newly found skill of projecting
vomit. "I can puke at someone fifteen feet away, and soak them from head to foot
in one burst!" he announced proudly. Laura Busheikin grimaced, threw a dull knife
at him, and told him he was a dirty pig. "Die! Die! Die!" ejaculated Barry Davis
happily, joining in what he perceived to be the fun. Rod Loehin glowered — he was
unhappy because Ross McLaren and Victor Wong had just tied him to a chair and
covered him in stucco. This stucco-craze, inspired by Chris Wiesinger and Martin
Dawes, who had gained an appreciation for the word whilst attending a lecture on
eighteenth century intellectual history, had pervaded the news-chamber for
several days. Already, plans were under way to stucco several AMS hacks. All of
this didn't bother Corinne Bjorge, who had convinced Carolyn Sale, Anya Waite,
and Kathy Chung to "pleeese, pleeese, do some plaBtic surgery on me; I think my
face is too big... and... lighten my skin a little bit...and maybe you can tattoo% John
Merrick'on my forehead..." Her attempt to become MichaelJackson was taking her
to extremes. Robert Groberman was worried. "Make sure you don't forget to put
her nose back on..." The operation was taking place on the light-table, and this was
enough to irritate Justine Brown, who spat at them: "Get that silly Q#$&\* off the
#$*9*& table so I can do paste up." Kevin and Pat Kirkwood lookedly blankly at her
— they were doing paste up — they had just started pasting Corinne's face back
together. "What, pray tell, gives YOU priority over US?" snarled Pat. "Yeah!"
added Kevin, vehemently. Suddenly Katherine Monk, having noticed the commotion from the other end of the room and having quietly tip-toed over, broke a chair
over Greg Davis' head, and laughed uproariously. Naturally, this started a brawl.
Rolf Boone, having nothing better to do, ambled over and head-butted David L.
Young, who didn't respond. Delighted, Rolf butted him again, and this time David
grabbed and twisted off his head. This was certainly unusual. Kveryone stopped
brawling for a minute, and looked on in awe. Inspired, they went back at it.
Punches flew. Feet lashed out. Ross and Victor, from a corner of the room, threw
handfulsof stucco into the melee. Neil Lucente, from a safe distance of fifteen feet,
projected vomit gracefully. Jeremy Fraser, unperturbed as ever, surveyed the
situation, picked up a phone, and ordered a pizza. Byron Berry, readinga book on
mud-wrestling, didn't even look up. There were things more important than stucco-
vomit violence, he thought wisely.
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Update on
The Ubyssey welcomes letters on any issue. Letters should be as short as
possible and may be edited for brevity as well as for sexism, racism and homophobia.  Bring them in person with your ID to the Ubyssey Office, SUB 241k.
Here are two bits of information every club member should be aware of: communication and fundraising opportunities for clubs
and societies. In every
Tuesday issue of the UBYSSEY one half page has been
reserved for the input from
clubs and undergrad societies. Just drop off your articles to the AMS business
office in care of me, Tim
Bird, Room 254. I have
received very few articles
since this procedure was
enacted one month ago.
I hope this is due to a lack of
awareness rather than a
lack of interest. Let's take
this opportunity and use it.
Secondly, time is running out for the two best
fund-raising opportunities
of the year: the commissions from selling tickets
for the AMS tuition lottery
and for the B.C. Lions game
on Nov. 8 can add up for
your club. The treasurers of
clubs and teams can sign
these tickets out from the
AMS business office in SUB
(second floor). Sell them at
dances, beer gardens, meetings, or book a table on the
SUB main concourse, by
phoning 228-3966. You
have less than 2 weeks to
sell the B.C. Lions tickets
and less than 3 weeks to sell
the Tuition Lottery tickets.
Two prizes of $1500 each
will be awarded after the
draw on Nov. 20. The seller
of the ticket that is drawn
first, wins a trip for two
(value approximately
$1500). Time is running
short, so its time to start
These opportunities
have taken some time and
effort to arrange, so it would
be nice to see them utilized;
this would reassure those of
us who spend our time and
energy implementing these
ideas, that our efforts are
actually worthwhile in
these particular areas.
Thanks for your time.
Tim Bird
AMS Director of
Ubyssey offends
what else is new?
Dear Editor:
The Ubyssey's headlines leave a lot to be desired.
Last week the paper
reported, in a headline,
that a student was "pi ssed
off over something
(sorry, I wasn't shocked
enough to read the article,
just to turn to the next
page). Last Tuesday, one
headline read "No more
meat wagon" referring to
UEL's loss of ambulance
service. Meat wagon!?-
that's a funny term isn't
it? How does a student
gain respect for a newspaper with such poor regard
for the English language.
The Ubyssey's choice of
headlines may not be that
big a deal, but as a former
fan of Carleton
University's The Charlatan, I assure you that the
headlines found in The
Ubyssey are, compari-
tively speaking, a disgrace.
Just report the news
in   a   civilised  manner
without resorting to sensationalism.
Yours truly,
Steve Williams
I write to protest the
callous and stupid use of
the term "meat wagon" in
your Oct. 20 article describing administrative
transfer of the UEL ambulance service.
As a former member
of the Emergency Health
Services Commission I
resent the application of
such a pejorative to such
an important service.
The delivery of emergency, pre-hospital care is
today an extremely demanding and challenging
field. Since the response
of an ambulance often indicates that a life is in
danger, your senseless
headline both insults
emergency workers and
makes light of the services
they deliver.
Jeremy Johnson,
Arts 3
They lie!
Disinformation, as evidenced by the remarks of
Margaret Thatcher's press
secretary, Bernard Ingram,
last week is nothing new for
Mrs. Thatcher's underlings.
Robert Moss, one of
Thatcher's former speech
writers, has one of the most
infamous track records in
the area of disinformation.
Dr. Fred Landis, a Chilean-
born psychologist who has
served as a consultant of the
U.S. Senate Church
committee's Subcommittee
on CIA covert action in
Chile, spent the final chapter of his Ph.D. dissertation
"Psychological Warfare and
Media Operations in Chile,
1970-1973" analyzing the
CIA disinformation themes
of Moss's book "Chile's
Marxist Experiment". The
book, which was written
with the aid of CIA funding
came under scrutiny by a
U.S. congressional committee looking into the CIA's
use of disinformation as a
tool for destablilization. Dr.
Landis disclosed in Covert
Action Information Bulletin
#10 that after London's
Guardian newspaper published an expose on Moss's
CIA ties, "the expose led to a
row in the House of Commons since Moss had been a
speech writer for Margaret
Thatcher. The New York
Times lead editorial of Jan.
12, 1977 attacked the practice of the CIA concocting
books, citing Moss as the
prime example."
For Mr. Ingram to accuse Canada of increasing
trade with South Africa is a
shameful redherring, showing how defenceless and
morally bankrupt Britain's
position is vis-a-vis apartheid in South- Africa. The
use of disinformation is not
only a betrayal of democratic ideals, itis in this case
a poor excuse for the apologists of South African repression.
Mark Fornataro
In her October 9th article, Annette Garm condemned the government's
recent decision to log the
Stein Valley. She said that
Dave Parker's quotation
("This decision means the
preservation of large wilderness areas and at the same
time it recognizes our need
to create jobs and economic
activity") is untrue and tried
to re-enforce her acquisition
with facts that clearly illustrate that she lacks insight
into forestry practices and
their importanceto the B.C.
A major trend in forestry
today is the concept of multiple use. Ms. Garm obviously thinks that when the
Stein is "logged", it will be
done without consideration
for other resource values.
However, when the development plan is made for the
valley, other interests will
be included within the plan.
Therefore, large areas of
timber will be left untouched so other interests
can exist along with forestry.
Ms. Garm also questioned
the need to "create jobs and
economic activity" through
forestry and implied that
the long term benefits of
tourism resulting from not
logging the valley will exceed the "short term" benefits from logging. How
naive! To begin with, forestry is not a sunset industry and logging is likely to
occur over many years
within the valley since sustained yield management is
a common policy in B.C.
Also, the potential for tourism is extremely limited in
an undeveloped wilderness.
How is the average British
Columbian supposed to enjoy the Stein valley if there
is limited access to it?
Ms. Garm definitely
thinks forestry is a permanent and almost unnecessary scar on the B.C. landscape. She should become
more informed on the importance of forestry to B.C.
and how it can interact with
other interest areas.
Wes Mussio
Law I
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October 23, 1987 A walk down memory
lane into the bus stop
Every time I'm in Vancouver, I
always like to come out to UBC and look
over the place where I spent seven wonderful years. Some things sure have
changed for the better - like the much
improved student union building. And it
sure is nice not to have to go for a swim
every time you park in B-lot on a rainy
day. Too bad that there is so much
graffitti in Sedgewick Library, and that
the Gears appear to be getting wimpy.
But I sure do like the new Bookstore.
Perusing the past year's issues of my
favorite campus rag within the friendly
confines of main library I ran across an
article describing the pending demolition
of the Bus Stop coffee shop, which was
indeed an unpleasant surprise.
As I remember it, Bus Stop was a
really special place at UBC. It was very
close to the heart of the campus, and
behind the crowded counters, one inevitably rubbed elbows with students from a
variety of disciplines, staff people, and
yes, even professors. It was a nice human
touch at a large university where becoming a number was otherwise so easy.
For most of us, I suspect that the
more vivid memories of Bus Stop have to
do with its warm and friendly staff. After
the daily Great Trek from B-Lot, it was
always a relief when Bernie finally
appeared to let the early birds in at 7:45
each morning. You could never get
change without a purchase from her, but
she was actually a friendly lady who had
worked at Bus Stop for many years..
Every time I broke down and decided
to start smoking again, she would sell me
a new pack of cigarettes with an air of decided reluctance. I usually sat at Anita's
counter. Ill bet she still has the same
three rules for her regular caffeine-freaks.
Rule number one is to remember to
say "good morning". Rule number two is
to read the horoscope ifyou happen to
have a newspaper, beginning with Aries.
And don't forget to say "good-bye" when
"After the daily Great Trek
from B-Lot, it was always a
relief when Bernie finally
appeared to let the early
birds in at 7:45 each morning."
you leave (that's rule number three).
The waitresses at Bus Stop had this
knack of making you feel good when times
were tough. Like the time you bombed
that economics test again or the day after
your old girl/boyfriend broke up with you.
The friendly smiles and cheery voices
(and the twenty-five cent coffee) somehow
never failed to restore energy and enthusiasm to the downtrodden masses. Some
times, I wonder if I would have ever
graduated without that place.
Bus Stop had a warm, homey atmosphere, along with quality food for a reasonable price. There really wasn't any
place on campus quite like it, and I'm sure
that many of us will be sad to see it go.
The physical setting encouraged interaction between people in a way you only
appreciate when you've been to other
campuses that don't have a place like it.
But I guess all good things must pass.
I recall that The Ubyssey article I read
said that the Bus Stop site will eventually
become the home of a management
library. Not a bad idea, I guess, but
perhaps we may hope that the architects
have included plans for a third-generation
Bus Stop in the new facility, whenever it
is built.
Be sure to visit this small but important historical site while we still have it.
And don't forget rule number one.
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